The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 10, 1896, Page 4, Image 4
u i THE SCBANTON" TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MOItNlNG, OCTOBER 10, 1890. $c gttanton riSune Eatlr sod Weelclr. No Sunday Edltioa. rcblkhfd ! Scranton, Pa, by The Tribune Pub ilsiuof Compear. C. N. KIPPLt, See' Tucu IIVV . RICHARD, Cerroe. W. W. DAVIS. Iiwnn Mamia. W. W. Y0UN08. Ao. Mam-s Kew York OOlee: Trfbuoe Rulldlax. Frank & Umy, lliuiif. IMIRID AT THS WSTOFTIoa T 8CRA.NT0M. PA,. AS UCOMD-CLABS MAIL HATTIR SCUANTON, OCTOBEU 10. 190. THE REPUBLICAN TICKET. NATIONAL. PrMlJent-WILMAM M'KINLEY. Vlce-I'realdent-aAHtKT A. HoBART. STATU. Congressmen - a' - I'ttrBo OALt'SHA A. GROW. SAMUEL A. PAVENPOKT. C'OIWTV. Coiwrwu-WILMAsTcONNEUg Commidnlotirrs-S. W. KOIIERIS, GILbS Auditors-A. E. KIEFER, FRED U WARD. m:;isi. ativk. 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 ' I 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 serves another." 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 candidate. 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 tional honor. 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 fight. 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 National Finance 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." o 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 passes current. o 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." o 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." " o 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. o 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 tity." n "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." o 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 dollars. o 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 denomination." o 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." o 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. GOLDSMITH'S 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. POINTS An Inspiration W almost lost when your pea catches and your ink spreads on yotir paper. GOOD STATIONERY 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 quality. Reynolds Bros., Stationers and Engravers, HOTEL J13HMVN BUILDING. 1 M 1 Hi SO YOU WOULD SEE IT. Pants to measure, $3.00 And Up. 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. Christian Endeavor r MM - V STATIONERY Man und Souvenirs ot Fcronton. New York and Philadelphia papers. Full Proceeding of convention. Four Dollar Teacher's Bible, l.8o. - BEIDLEMAN. THE BOOKMAN 437 Spruce St., Opp.The Commonwealth.' i Immense Variety, Latest Novelties, Perfect Fitting, Excellent Workmanship, Rock-Bottom Prices. GREAT EASTERN SUII TND PI1IIIS ' COMPANY Branch 14. 427 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Branch 14. FINE TAILORING WITHIN REACH OF ALL, AFINESHOW Of the latest in China and Silver ware for wedding or other gifts. Dinner Sets, Chamber Sets, Cut Glasses, Silver ware, Biic-aBrac. THE 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 Ourprii'o 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 z. 421 LACKA. AVE. UNCART BAZAAR. 10 CENTS GLOVES, THE gl.uOKINDAT 79 CENTS. THE STETSON SOFT HAT. NONE BETTER. Conrad SELLS THEM AT 305 LACKA. AVE THIS IS THE MILLER STYLE. NONE NICER BLANK BOOKS Of all kinds, manufactured at aho? notice, at The Tribune Office.