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THE SCBANTON" TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MOItNlNG, OCTOBER 10, 1890.
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SCUANTON, OCTOBEU 10. 190.
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
Vlce-I'realdent-aAHtKT A. HoBART.
Congressmen - a' - I'ttrBo OALt'SHA A.
GROW. SAMUEL A. PAVENPOKT.
Commidnlotirrs-S. W. KOIIERIS, GILbS
Auditors-A. E. KIEFER, FRED U
Senate. 21st DIstrlrtCOL. W. J. 8COTT.
Representative. 1st District JOHN
FAKRi 2.1 DlHtrlet-A. T. CONNKLL.
3d District DR. N. ('. MACkhY; 4tll
Dlstrkt-JOUN F. REYNOLDS.
I'niler the circumstances we think
It can fairly ! claimed that Scranton
entertained the Christian Endeavor
convention Fati.ifuctorlly and that the
convention Itself was on 'thu whole a
success. All concerned are therefore
entitled to congratulations.
One Good Term Deserves Another.
A good policy In politics, us well ns In
business, when you Ilnd the man
faithful In the discharge of the dutlts
of his otllce, and tnat he acts nlway
for the bpBt Interests of his constit
uents. Is to retain him. The Republican
nominee In the Second leRlslatlve dis
trict of this county. Hon. A. T. Connell,
has been tried and found true. He has
sized up to the requirements of his
office in every particular. The Rible
Fays "By their fruits ye shall know
them," and an Investigation of Alex
Oonnell's record shows results that en
Uile him to the support of all the clti
ens In his district, irrespective of poli
tics. Largely through his efforts Scranton
was selected as a meetliiB place for the
Superior court. The effect of this bill Is
to make Scranton the legal center of
Northeastern Pennsylvania, as It al
rrarty Is the center as far a business,
clal ties, manufacturing Interest and
rulln.ad facilities are concerned. Knch
year this bill Lrintrs from $10,000 to Jl".-
000 to Scranton, and makes the ci:y
prominent before the people of the
Northeastern section of the state.
It was he who had the sanitation bill
amended so ns to include Journeymen
plumbers within Its provisions, and by
that placed the matter of plumbing- reg
ulations entirely in 'the hands of the
board of health. Since the passage of
this act nearly all of the cities of th?
third class in the state have adopted
sanitation rules providing for the reg
istration of master and Journeyman
plumbers,, aiul securing to the worker
In that Held of Industry nil of the ad
Vantages' sought to be obtained by an
other bill which had for years failed
to pass, despite strong urging, The
plumbers of Scranton know this fact
and will emphasize It by their votes
at the polls next November.
The carpenters, stone masons, build
ers and contractors are Indebted to Alex
Connell for his labors In behalf of the
amendment to 1he mechanic's lien law
which provides that every contract con
taining an agreement not to tile a me
chanic's lien must be of record before
the building Is started. By the terms of
this act every man who works on a
building is able to know whether or
not a lien can be filed for his work and
the material he furnishes in a building.
Prior to the passage of this act an
agreement could be made between the
contractor and owner, and when the
workman sought to enforce his Just
claim for a Hen on the building he was
confronted by the agreement between
the contractor and builder and ruth
lessly kicked out of court.
But the one act that specially de
serves the commendation of every cltl
Een of this community Is his Introduc
tion and championship of the only suc
cessful bill providing that the state
shall annually pay to poor districts
caring for the Insane a sum equal to
that advanced to the state asylums.
TTnder the provisions of this act Scran
ton received last year over $17,000. It
will receive a larger amount this year,
and a continually Increasing amount
each succeeding year. The Connell
bill was peculiarly drafted, so that the
only poor district In the state which
can take advantage of It Is this dis
trict. Demands have frequently been
made at other sessions bf the legisla
ture for the passage of such a bill as
this, but they had heretofore always
failed. It was due entirely to the ef
forts of Mr. Connell that the passage
of this bill was secured and the citi
zens of Scranton are now reaping the
harvest of his arduous labors. The
Scranton Times, whose editor, Mr. Ly
nett. Is also secretary of the poor board,
In commenting on the bill, some time
since, stated that It meant a reduction
of twenty-five per cent In the amount
of taxes annually paid by every per
son in the Scranton poor district. This
bill practically gives Scranton a state
asylum, and In place of taking large
urns of money away from the com
munity annually, as heretofore, distrib
utes this money among local trades
people. In addition to these acts, Mr. Connell
l uu iri-uiu icui leaniy miiu cuuruKVUUH-
ly on every measure that came before
the house. Wherever he found the
right to be, he stood for It unhesitat
ingly and uncompromisingly, and his
record Is one of which any man m!eht
well be proud.
Can the voters of the Second legisla
tive district turn such a man down?
We think not. We believe that the peo
ple of this district want Alex. Connell
to represent them again at Harrtsburg
and that they will not only vote for
him, but also work for him from now
until the polls close on the third day
of next November, when they will
prove to the people of the state that
honest work is appreciated in this sec
tion, and that the people In this com
munity believe "that one good term de
There Is this consolation In the spec
tacle of our principal streets torn up
for miscellaneous purposes: Such thing
don't huppen In dead towns.
An Important Mass Meeting.
On Thursday evening of next vek a
the Frothlngham theattr will b? heard
In advocacy of Republican principles
three speakers whom every voter in
Lackawanna county ought to arrange
to hear. One of these, Hon. Charles- Em
ory Smith, editor of the Philadelphia
Press and ex-minister to Russia, is
well-known in a personal sense to many
Scrautonlans, who heard him during
the Hastings campaign two years ago.
It is generally admitted that he is one
of the most brilliant and polished ora
tors as he Is also one of the most cour
teous and estimable gentlemen In the
United States. The opportunity to hear
Mr. Smith cannot be called other than
an intellectual treat.
The othef two gentlemen who will
speak at the meeting In the Frothlng
ham come with national reputations for
effective oratory and sound common
sense. Hon. D. D. Woodmansee Is Presi
dent of the Republican National
League, and Hon. James II. Hoyt, of
Cleveland, could have been governor
of Ohio had he wished to, and In all
probability will yet be of one Ohio's
national senators. His oratory Is of the
dashing order, and It has won for him
a popularity as u public speaker second
to that of no other Ohloan. There can
be no question thut the Central Repub
lican club Is particularly fortunate In
being able to secure such an array of
brains and eloquence for a congres
sional district in which there does not
appear to be a large element of doubt
as to the election of the Republican
We thus early call attention to this
meeting In order that voters from out
side the city may arrange to be pres
ent. Sam Hudson, in accepting the Popo
crutie congressional nomination In the
Third district, informed the ward work
ers that he was Bryan's "personal
friend" and that no plums will ever be
got from Itryau without his knowledge
and consent. The question Is, did Bryan
d -serve th:?
George Du Mauricr.
There Is very little doubt that pos
terity will deny to George Du Maurier
a place umong the immortals. His en
trance Into the world of fiction was
locket-like, and so timed tj a season c.f
public liurtia us to command the ap
plause then most effusively acc )ided lo
novelty. "Peter Jbbetson" resettled a
quaint and somewhat cynic humor and
"Trilby" covered the whole ground be
tween Parisian naughtiness, with 1U
tang of Svengaliun mysticism, und un
indulgent mastery over human foibles
not unlike that familiarized by Thacke
ray. Hut no philosophy can explain Its
amazing vogue or fully account for its
equally amazing subsequent drop in
popular Interest. The episode In Its en
tirety bids fair to remain forever un
classified among the multiplying va
garies of that most capricious of beings,
the modern Jiterary public.
All In ull, Du Maurier was a notable
man. It was something to have be
come the artist, or perhaps we should
say the genteel caricaturist , that he
was; and It was more to pass, as he did,
In the evening of life, from the domain
of art into that of letters and win In
a few months seemingly greuUr dis
tinction by far with the novelist's pen
than had come to him dining a gen
eration of assiduous and by no means
Ineffective application to the palette
und brush. As we would pay in our
crude Yankee vernacular, he "broke
the record";and any man who In thes'j
days breaks a record Is entitled to have
his name put In the category of trans
lent greatness, along with the prize
fighters, the race horses.the scorchers
and the Napoleons of finance.
But If we may be permitted to say
of a man who has Just died what, with
out wish to be ungrateful for some
lidurs of honest enjoyment, appears to
bf. no more nor less than the candid
truth, it cannot Justly be held that the
work of Du Maurier has enriched to any
degree our permanent literature or lul l
this generation under more 'than an
evanescent obligation which Is fully
discharged by the speaking of care
fully qualified praise.
By coming out for McKlnley Bryan'3
law partner will doubtless make sure of
a double grist bn the firm's legal mill.
By No Means a Walkover.
It Is easy to attach too much Import
ance to the predictions of the cam
paign managers at this time. The other
day Chairman Jones, of the Popocratle
National committee, elected Mr. Bryan
by nearly 400 electoral votes a palpa
ble absurdity. And now Chairman
Hanna retaliates with a guess that
McKlnley will not only secure the elec
toral votes of every Eastern state, of
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas,
Nebraska and Kansas, but of Dela
ware, Maryland, Virginia, West Vir
ginia, Tennessese and North Carolina
in the south. And so it will go, nip and
tuck, until the very eve of election.
In the meantime, any one who is un
willing to let his wishes act as father
to his thoughts cannot fall to perceive
that as election day draws nigh both
parties, despite their roseate newspa
per claims, are massing their oratori
cal, literary and mechanical resources
in the belt of country bounded on Mia
cast by Ohio, on the north by the do
minion of Canada, on the south by the
Ohio river and on the west by the Mis
souri. In other words, they both rec
ognize that there Is where the real
battle will be fought to a decision. As
goes a majority of the electoral votes
of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minne
sota and Iowa, so will go the presi
dency. Nor Is there among dispassion
ate Republican observers more than a
hope of breaking the solid south. If it
breaks at any point It will be, In Dela
ware and Maryland, and even in those
states the odds of battle are to all ap
pearances with the enemy.
This, however. Is not necessarily dis
couraging. The chances are dally
growing brighter that Protection and
sound money will secure In each one
of the foregoing five pivotal states n
substantial plurality, and this, with or
without assistance from the south, will
elect McKlnley handsomely. The only
mistake liable to be made by Republi
cans Is in Imagining that the opposi
tion is no longer to be feared. It Is to
be feared, regardless of superficial ap
pearances, just so long ns It stands as
a menace to business prosperity und to
the preservation unsullied of our na
Mr. Bryan has been likened to u mod
ern, David bent on slaughtering the
lioliuthun giant of corporate abuses;
but unhappily for the metaphor the
Scriptural David used a stone In u.
sling whereas Bryan's only weapon Is
un Irrepressible lung.
The report that the Palmer and
luckner t'toolplgeon ticket Is to be
withdrawn before election Is probuMy
too good to be true. Yet It Is In every
way desirable to have a fair and open
It seems within the limits of truth to
say that the earl of Rosebery has
proved himself the international dis
appointment of the aj:e.
John Locke on
In the great treatise on the value c.f
money by John I.orke (see workn of John
Locke, London, 1K3, vol. 0, one of the
most acute und logical reusoner that any
nation or any use bus given to the world,
he dellncs money to be necessary to nil
sorts of men In trade "both for counters
and for pledges." This In his quaint and
old fashioned way of suylng that It Is
both a nieusure or stundunl of value and
a medium of exchange. .Money, he tells
us, carries with It as "counters" what he
calls "even reckoning;" unit as "pledges"
it curries-, "security that he that receives"
it shall have the same value for it again,
of other things that he wants, whenever
be pleases. The one of these It does by
its stamp und denomination; the other ly
its Intrinsic value, which Is Its quantity."
The standard money of Locke's day was
silver. A given quantity of sliver, wheth
er stamped or unstamped, has a certain
Intrinsic value, und this intrinsic value
constitutes the "security that he that re
ceives it shall hnve the same value for it
again." The only purpose of the stamp
and denomination Is to make a given
quantity of silver serve as a "counter," in
order that there may he "even reckoning"
In all business transactions. The stamp he
correctly declares to be nothing more
than "a public voucher of Its weight und
fineness;" and so little Importance does
he attach to the denomination, thut he
observes that "here in England there
might as well have been twelve shillings
In a penny, us twelve pence In a shilling."
liaslhg his argument, ns he does, upon
the fumlamcntttl truth that there Is und
can he no dilTercnce In value between bull
ion coined und uncoined, und upon the
supplemental truth thut the value of bull
ion Is measured by Its weight, he explains
to his readers that "the necessity of pro
portion of money to trade depends on
money, not as counters, for the reckoning
may he kept or transferred by writing;
but on money as a pledge, which writing
cannot supply the place of, because a luw
cannot give to bills thut Intrinsic value
which the universal consent of mankind
has uunexeil to silver and gold." This Is
the very essence of the fatal objection
to our modern American "greenback''
heresy. The greeubucker regards money
merely as "counters," and very truly ar
gues that there Is no need thut money,
from this point of view, shall have lutrin.
sic value, lint he overlooks the fact that
money Is also "a pledge," und that a
pledge or security must have Intrinsic
value. If It has no Intrinsic value, It will
be accented iii trade only on trust, as n
memorandum of Indebtedness to be dis
charged at some future time; and, the mo
ment that coulidence is shaken in Its ul
timate redemption, its nominal value be
gins to decline, until, when confidence in
Its redemption Is destroyed, it no lunger
Concerning the vexed question of the
amount of money required, Locke re
marks thut It Is hard to determine the nec
essary proportion of money to trade, "be
cause it depends not barely on the quan
tity of money, but the quickness of its
circulation. The very same shilling may,
at one lime, pay twenty men In twenty
days; lit another, rest in the sunie hands
u hundred days together." He anticipates
the argument of Mr. Ilryun and others
who advocate the chcupenlng of the
American dollar, and even .Mr. Bryan's
quaint illustration taken from the "teeter-board,"
111 the following words: "There
Is another seeming consequence of the re.
duclng of money to u low price, which at
llrst sight has such an appearance of
truth in It, that I have known it to im
pose upon very able men; ami that Is that
the lowering of Interest (against which
he was writing) "will raise the value of
all other things in proportion. For money
being the counter-balance to all other
things purchasable by it, ami lying, ns It
were. In the opposite scale of commerce,
it looks like ii natural consequence, that
ns much us you take off from the value of
money, so much you add to the price of
other things that are exchanged for It.
The mistake of this plausible wny
of reasoning will be easily discovered,
when we consider that the measure of the
value of moneyvln proportion to anything
purchasable by it, is the quantity of the
ready money we have In comparison with
the quantity of that thing und its vent "
(by "vent" he means demand In Its rela
tion to supply); "or. which uniounts to the
Mime thing, the price of any eonimoditv
rises or falls, by the proportion of the
milliner of buyers anil sellers." In other
words, the ratio which determines prices
Is not the ratio betwien money and prop
erty, but the ratio between the number of
producers and that of consumers of ii'iv
article In the market. Tills ratio Is not af
fected, directly or indirectly, by the vol
I rue of the currency. ".Money," he says,
"serves us commonly by Its exchange,
nevtr ulmost by Its consumption;" and lie
adds, In direct contradiction to the theory
held und promulgated by .Mr. ISrvan (that
th only honest dollar is a stable dollar):
"Though the u?e men make of money be
not In Its consumption, yd It has not at
ull a more standing, settled vulue, In ex
change with any other thing, than any
other commodity lias."
The Idea that legislation has power to
alter the value of money moves him to
mirth. "These men," he says, "have found
out by a cunning project how, by the re
straint of a law, to make the price of
money one-third cheaper, nnd then they
tell John a Nukes that ho shall have in.
OUO of It to employ In merchandise or
clothing; and John a Stiles shall have n .
0C0 C more to pay his debts; and so dis
tribute this money as frtelv as Diego did
his Ii gueles, which they are to have, even
where they can get thorn. Hut till these
men can Instruct the forward borrowers
where they shall be furnished, they have
perhaps done something to increase men's
desire, but not made money one Jot easier
to come by: and, till they do that, all thin
sweet Jingling of money In their discourses
Just goes to the tune of 'If ull the world
were outmeal." "
This Is all very entertnlnlng nnd in
structive; but the Interest for us here and
now of Locke's teachings on the suhjet
of money culminates in his discussion of
the nature nnd effect of "ellnplng" or
"raising" coin. Money is "raised' in the
sense which he attaches to the word,
when its nominal vulue exceeds Its actual
value. What he means by rulsed coin Is
what we mean by depredated coin. When
ever coin has two values, one actual and
one nominal, we may of course fix our
minds upon either; the nominal vulue Is
raised, when the actual value falls. Clip
ping was an unauthorized method of rais
ing coin, closely allied to counterfeiting.
F.vcry student of Kngllsh cittory knows
thut It wt'.s once so common Hint serious
an evil ns to demand the se crest meas
ures for Its repression, so that It was
treated as a capital offence, being such an
encroachment upon the prerogative of
the crown as to smack of veritable treat-on.
Any alteration in the legal standard
or value which has the effect to depre
ciate the mint valuation of tbo eolti of
the realm. Is, un the part of the crown, the
equivalent of clipping tiy prlvute per
sons. Against this fully Locke inveighs
with a restrained power of logic almost
amounting to In tela etna I passion. Near
ly ull thut he says about It Is susceptibbi
of uirect application to existing condi
tions in the i nited states and to tne finan
cial controversy which will decide the
presidential election next month.
Locke was nut u bimetallism nur a be
liever In a su-called "double standard," as
uppears from his remark thut "silver, and
silver alone, Is the measure of commerce."
(there was then little gold In the world;
und silver was fur less plentiful than
now). "Two metals, as gold ami silver,
cannot be the measure ot commerce both
together In any eounliy ; be u use the meas
ure uf commerce must be perpetually the
same. Invariable, anil keeping the sumo
pioportlon in all its parts, inn su only one
metal does, or can do, to Itself, so silver is
10 silver, and guld lo gold. An ounce of
sliver Is always of equal value to an ounce
of silver and un ounce of gold to an ounce
of gold, and twu ounces of the one or the
other, of double the value to un ounce of
the tame. Rut gold and sliver change
their value one tu another; and one may
us well make a measure e. g. a yard,
whose parts lengthen und shrink, us a
measure or trade of materials that have
not always a settled. Invariable value to
one another," He therefore desired that
silver might alone be recognised as the
legal standard of valuation, und gold be
treated us a commodity. Hut he cau
llolied his readers Unit "the value of di
ver, considered us money and the meas
ure of commerce, Is nothing but Its quan
"Nobody." he thinks, "can be so sense
less us lo imagine that 19 grains or ounces
of silver shall at the same time exchange
for, or buy, us much corn, oil, or wine as
2i. which Is to raise It to the value of 2V
The Just effect, he tolls us, ot "raising"
silver by one-twentieth nut one-half, as
Is proposed In the Chicago platform will
b" to "rob all .creditors of une-twentleth
ot their debts,' and all landlords of one.
twentieth of their quit-rents forever."
The second will be that "men will present,
ly raise their commodities 5 per cent., so
that if yesterday 2D crowns would ex
change for 20 bushels of wheat, or 2i
yards of a certain sort of cloth, if you
will today coin current crowns one-twentieth
lighter, and make them the stand
urd, you will find 2u crowns will exchunge
for but I!) bushels of wheat, or 1!) yards of
that cloth, which will be Just as much sli
ver for a bushel as yesterday. Silver will
be "of no more real value by your giving
the same denomination to a less quantity
of it." It Is Impossible to state this prin
ciple more clearly than Locke slates It,
111 the words: "So much as you lessen
your coin, so much you must pay in tale,
as will make the quantity or sliver the
merchant expects for his commodity; un
ler what denomination soever he receives
It;" and again, "If you make your money
less In weight, It must be made up In tale,"
that Is, in thu number of pieces paid out.
The "raising" of money "Is In effect noth
ing but giving a denomination of more
pence to the same quantity of silver.
Whether you call the piece coined twelve
pence, or fifteen pence, or sixty pence, or
sevenly-llve, a crown or a sceptre. It will
buy no more slik, salt or bread than it
would before." "It Is silver by Its quan
tity, and not denomination, that Is the
price of things."
Locke meets the familiar objection to
this self-evident truth, that clipped coin
Is accepted. In many transactions, at its
face valuation, by observing that "clipped
and undipped money will always buy un
equal quantity of anything else, as long us
they will without scruple change one fur
another." It Is "all one to the seller,
whether he receives his money In clipped
money or no, so It be but current." But
"if the quantity of your clipped coin be
once grown so great, that the foreign mer
chant cannot (if he has a mind to It) easily
get weight money for It, he will. 111 selling
his goods, either contract to be paid la
weight money, or else raise the price of his
commodity, according to the diminished
quantity of silver In your current coin."
The application of this remark to u silver
dollar not worth its face In gold Is ob
vious. The government can lionl a lim
ited, but not uu unlimited, number of such
Locke moreover distinctly perceives and
emphasizes the difference between past
and future contracts. "In contracts al
ready made, If your species" (coins or
specie) "be by law coined a fifth part light
er, under the same denomination, the cred
itor must lake a hundred such light shill
ings, or twenty such light crown pieces fur
a . If the law calls them so, but lie loses
one-llfth In the Intrinsic value of his debt.
Hut, in bargains to be made and things
to be purchased, money has. and always
will have, its value from the quantity ef
silver !u it, and not from the stamp and
Finally, upon the great question of the
morality of raising the nominal value cf
coin, this honest and Independent thinker
remarks: "It will rob nil creditors of
one-twentieth (or " per cent.) of their
debts, und all landlords of one-twentieth
of their quit-rents forever; and in all
other rents, ns far as their former con
tracts read, of ! per cent, of their yearly
Income; and this without any advantage
to the debtor, or farmer. For he. receiv
ing no more pounds sterling for his land
or commodities, In this new lighter coin,
than he should have done of your old and
weightier money, gets nothing by It. If
you say, yes, he will receive more crowns,
half-crowns, and shilling pieces, for what
he now sells for new money, than he
should have done, If the money uf the old
slanuard had continued; you confess your
money Is not raised in vulue, but in de
nomination; since what your new pieces
want In weight must now be made up in
number. This Is at first sight vis
ible. That In all payments to be received
upon precedent contracts, if your money
be in effect raised, the receiver will lose
per cent." ICIsewhere he observes: "Mr.
Lowndes" who was the Kngllsh Bryan of
two hundred years ago, and who made the
same complain! of the rising silver shill
ing that Mr. Ilryun now makes of the ris
ing gold dollar "says that sliver In Kng
buul Is grown scurc and consequently
dearer, and so Is of higher price. This,
if It were so, ought not to annul any man's
bargnin, nor make him receive less in
quantity than he lent, lie was to re
ceive again the same sum, and the public
authority was guarantee, that the same
sum should have the same quantity of
silver, under the same denomination. And
the reason is plain, why in Justice he ought
to have the same quantity of silver again,
notwithstanding any pretended rise of lis
value. Kor If silver had grown more
plentiful, and by consequence (by our au
thor's rule) cheaper, his debtor would not
have been compelled, by the public author
ity, to have paid him. In consideration ef
Its cheapness, a f renter quantity of silver
than tiny contracted for. Coccunuts were
the money of u part of America, when we
llrst came here. Suppose then you had
lent me last year 'Mi, or lifteeti score co
coannts, lo be repaid this year, would
you be satisfied, ami think yourself paid
your due. If I should tell you, cocoanuts
were scarce this year, and that four scure
were of us much value this year us a
hundred last: and that therefore you were
well and fully paid. If 1 restored to you
only 2-tu for the i I borrowed'.' Would you
not think yourself defrauded of two-thirds"
(one-tlfth) "of your right by such u pay.
mem? Nor would It make any nrueii Is
for this lo Justice, or reparation to you,
that the public had (after your contract,
which was made fur fifteen score) altered
the denomination of a score, and declared
11 to he sixteen Instead of twenty."
Locke's reptitntlon as a philosopher Is
too great and has been too enduring to be
questioned. He lived nnd wrote two cen
turies ago. At that time corporations,
.'yndlciatis and trusts were unknown.
There is no reference In his writings to
paper money. Silver was the standard of
valuation. He cannot, therefore, be ne
ctistd of being in the pay of corporations,
or upon the side of monopoly in opposi
tion to the people, or of being actuated bv
prejudice fur or against bank notes or
treasury notes, or of being a blind worship
per of the yellow metal. At that time the
modern system of machinery ns n substi
tute for hand labor had not begun to de
velop, so that the labor question of today
lid not affect his views. .Neither was
there then the great expansion of commer
cial credits, which the Inventive talent
of the nineteenth century and the demands
of business under the altered conditions of
life have created, it must therefore ap
pear, to every unprejudiced reader of his
works, that a man of today. In the tTnited
States, may hold the philosophic and econ
omic oninlons which were maintained
and defended with such perspicuity and
force by this apostle of sound currency,
without being Justly open to the charge of
prejudice of nny sort, political of econom
ical. Locke said of himself: "I shall never
knowingly be on nny but truth's nnd my
country's side; the former I shall always
gladly embrace and honor whoever shows
It me; and In these papers, I am sure I
have no other nlm bvt to do what little
I can for the service of my country." Jt
Is In the same spirit of loyalty to truth and
devotion to the honor of the American
name, as well as to the prosoerlty of the
American nation, Including all Its mem
bers, whether employers or employed,
rich or poor, ikbtora or creditors, pur
chasers or consumers, buyers or sellers
Republicans, Democrats, Populists, Pro
lilliltlntilstr that this brief obstruct of
his views und the arguments by which
they are suported Is given to the public.
Frederick -Ueward Wines.
Special Bargain Bulletin
FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
At Gents' Furnishing Counter
A LOT OF SATIN TECK SCARFS AND HOWS, THE 25C. KIND AT
MEN'S F.NGLISH CASHMERE HOSE, THE 30C. KIND AT 25C.
GENTS' GENUINE IlfSSIA LEATHER WALKING AND DKIVINQ
At Hosiery and Glove Counter
1JOY8' AND GIRLS' FAST BLACK HEAVY DERBY RIBBED HOSE WITH DOUBLE KNEES. SIZES 0 TO 10.
AT I2H CENTS.
LADIES' BEST LISLE THREAD HOSE, DOUBLE HEELS AND TOES, AT 25 CENTS.
FOSTER'S BEST PIQUE KID GLOVES, HEAVY WEIGHT FOR FALL WEAR, THE 1.50 KIND AT 11.00.
LADIES' HEAVY RIBBED UNDERWEAR, THE 25 CENT KIND, AT 19 CENTS.
At Trimming Counter
LADIES' COQUE FEATHER BOAS AT 69 CENTS TO $1.90.
LADIES' OSTRICH FEATHER BOAS FROM $2.98 TO $19.98.
FUR SCARFS AND COLLARETTES, THE LATEST SHAPES, AT VERY LOW FIGURES.
At Lace and Handkerchief Counter
ALL OF THE NEW STYLES IN FANCY LACE COLLARS AND COLLARETTES.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HEMMED, HEM-STITCHED AND SCALLOPED HANDKERCHIEFS AT 5
CENTS OR 6 FOR 25 CENTS.
GUARANTEED PURE LINEN HEM-STITCHED HANDKERCHIEFS AT 10 CENTS.
200 DOZEN SCALLOPED AND EMBROIDERED SWISS HANDKERCHIEFS AT 12 CENTS.
100 DOZEN POINT DE VENICE HANDKERCHIEFS AT 22 CENTS.
W almost lost when your pea
catches and your ink spreads on
Is one of the necessaries of civili
zation that is indispensable. A
favorite location for all classes
is that of Reynolds Brothers,
where a line assortment of every
thing in first-class Stationery and
(l tlice Supplies can be purchased.
Students, lawyers, commercial
men and society in general get
their supplies Iteic, as everyone
can be suited, both in price and
Stationers and Engravers,
HOTEL J13HMVN BUILDING.
1 M 1 Hi
SO YOU WOULD SEE IT.
Pants to measure, $3.00
Suits and Over- j
coats to order, tULf
First firm in thu city to make
clothes to order at popular prices.
Over two years of success prove
Wit arc the best.
GREAT ATLANTIC PANTS CO.,
3I9 Lackawanna Ave.
Man und Souvenirs ot Fcronton. New York
and Philadelphia papers. Full Proceeding of
convention. Four Dollar Teacher's Bible,
BEIDLEMAN. THE BOOKMAN
437 Spruce St., Opp.The Commonwealth.'
GREAT EASTERN SUII TND PI1IIIS ' COMPANY
Branch 14. 427 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Branch 14.
FINE TAILORING WITHIN REACH OF ALL,
Of the latest in China and Silver
ware for wedding or other gifts.
Dinner Sets, Chamber Sets, Cut
Glasses, Silver ware, Biic-aBrac.
GLEMOKS. HER. 01LIEY .
172 UCKAWANNA AVc.
WOLF & WEXZEL,
531 Linden., Opp. Court Hou,
PRACTICAL TINNERS and PLUMBERS
Sols Agents for Richardson Boyntou's
Furnaces and Hangeg.
No Charge for Alterations. .
PBUB AND SUIIS
BARGAINS FOR THE COMING WEEK :
We are now ready for a busy, busy trade. We
intend offering the greatest bargains ever seen in this
city of first-class goods. Skillful buying in large
quantities for ready cash and selling to you at bar
gain prices that's our policy from now on. Watch u&.
AU. WOOL KEIISEV CAPES-1 ull
sweep wrnn and atltrhod
Flatus inlniri. velvet collur. C7 Qft
Instoad of S'HO
BLACK BEAVER DOl'BLK CAPK-
Trlmineil with braid nml fur. C I OX
, fail nvep: olip t S4 00. at Pa.y-F
jaunty beefkb fron t coats -Fine
Brturln and Astraklmn rloth,
Bilk I.u.mI, made to noil at Sill. CC QQ
BLACK BEAVER COAT-Bos front, four
button, storm collar, cheap C- OA
at s.viK) 4.yo
Bl.OL'bti AND NORFOLK WAISTS
Mixtnros nnd Shepnord'a
rinll8.linl tbrouj(hout,cueap CI IS
at J2. Our urice v.. ,V. ?
TAILOR-MADE HUITS-AH Wool Cloth.
newKt sIiu'Ioh, brown nnd xrcen mix
ture; double liruastcd Rector
.larttota. silk faced; cheap at CC Oft
SUM. Our price
STYLISH hUIT8-In new mixtures, cuev
lots, oil wocd mrire, box nnd reofer
jtfk'U. three-fourth silk lind: full
Kktrts llnod and bound, res- Ctt Oft
nlar prlre 112 ftO. at ,y
JUST KECE1VKD-A new lot of Fliturod
Slohuir Mtlrts in two-tone effects; also
111 m barks, rut full, lined and
bound. Home values up to 15 C f Oft
and J! at ". 3I.VO
TAFFETA MLK BHIKT WAISTS-In
changeable colors, lined, well made, can
be worn with attachable col
lars and enffs. elsewhere $0.01), CJ. AQ
our prlco JVt.tv
421 LACKA. AVE.
GLOVES, THE gl.uOKINDAT 79 CENTS.
THE STETSON SOFT HAT.
SELLS THEM AT 305 LACKA. AVE
THIS IS THE MILLER STYLE.
Of all kinds, manufactured at aho?
notice, at The Tribune Office.