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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY HORNING, NOVEMBER 4, 189G.
C BY NATHANIEL DAWSON.
J Copnisbt, 18 by tb Bachller Syndicate.
My own poor holidays were of the
tcttntieKt at the time of this narration.
had enjoyed my freedom for ten days
of June, but (though the period bade
fair to live forever in my memory) I
stemed to have been already a twelve
month bark at work upon the evening
when I found Uick'S letter awaiting
me at my lodgings.
"My Dear Mortimer! I am In town at
ast; arrived last night. Come around
md smoke a pipe tonlBht, If possible;
I've a hundrrd things to tell you.
Meanwhile if you'll believe it I'm
engaged. Yours. Ili k."
My own vacation, 1 have said, had
lasted but ten days. As for Dick, his
' upntion was une that permitted him
a multitude "f pleasant relaxations.
He had a small a very small private
Income; ami, further, he wrote pretty
frequently for a number of the maga
zines and weekly Journals. Some
times he stopped in town for a space,
when you saw his initials affixed In
el-tain journals to little sketches of
London life, as seen in the pit of a
, theater, in an omnibus, on the Under
groundwherever, in fact, his carefully
I FOUND MYSELF GAZING AT THE
FHOTOOKAI'H OP MAUD
planned eccentricities conducted lllni.
At other tinvs he would give you the
history of a Saturday to Monday tramp
in Kent or Surrey; or, again, he would
be right away from London, and for a
week or two would be full of informa
tion as to deep-sea fishing, duck shoot
ing or whatever else might have been
his latest occupation. Now this note
that told of his engagement was the
first that I had heard of him for
months; we had certainly been strang
ers since my holidays, for I had found
lilm out of tow n upon my return, and
neither of us cared for letter-writing.
The news he told me was the pleas
antest possible; for I also, to tell the
truth, had learned in my ten days of
freedom how unenviable are the liber
ties of a mere bachelor. 1 remained
free for the present; but I nevertheless
hoped to follow his example before the
year was out.
One can do a good deal In ten days;
Indeed, I had fallen hopelessly In love
In less thnn that number of hours. Hut
I felt It rather much to ask that Maud
should have recognized and learned to
reciprocate my feelings in so short a
time, and so I had not spoken. All the
same. 1 know that It would be a crush
ing disappointment to me If she had not
accomplished It. Her home was at
Jirlghton, she once told me, and she
well knew my friends, the Meynells.
"I shall be stopping there for a few
days at Christmas time," I said, "Per
haps I shall see you?"
"You will come and call on us, won't
you?" she had answered; and from
thut day to this I had been wondering
by what means I should extract an In
vitation from the Meynells. The ques
tion still awaited Its solution; and now
that Dick was assured of happiness. I
was all the more determined to secure
that invitation even though 1 had to
Hsk for it in plain terms, or to assume,
with an insolence foreign to my nature,
that It had been given long ago.
Kor Maud I could find no words to
express her. I put my hand Into the
breast-pocket of my eyat and drew out
a photograph. It was not a very good
likeness; the hair waa not dressed in
the fashion which had become familiar
1o me and thnt fashion of a surety was
the most charming that ever occurred
to the mind of ingenious woman. Hut
still, the picture had enough of her to
lie for me the most beautiful thing in
the world save only her sweet self.
I had stolen It, to tell Hie truth. She
was stopping with the Luttrells, with
whom I spent my hollduy at Sandy
bar; and Madge Luttrell was a great
friend of mine. She had detected or
foreseen my devotion to Maud, I think,
even before It revealed Itself to me. At
any rate I knew she would be discreet,
and, trusting to her clemenev. I hml
stolen this precious photograph out of
ner amum upon tne morning wheii I
I had soon finished the meal which
stood ready for me. and fi 'om which T
had been kept by Dick's note and by
the emotions resulting from Its peru
sal. Then I found iny hat and stick
and my very largest pipe, and net out
across London to Dick's rooms. The
place wua In darkness and untenanted
when I entered, but I knew that he
would not fall me. and struck a match
to discover if he had left a unto tn mi.
w hen he would return. "Back at eight,"
It read. "Meantime there's baccy and a
new Stev.lnson."It was now upon the
stroke of seven, so I lit the lamp, found
the Stevenson, and prepared to spend
an hour pleasantly. The time passed
most happily: at last I laid aside the
book and filled my pipe. I walked
across the room to take a spill from the
mantel-shelf, and In a moment found
myself gazing at the photograph of
Maud Cameron the girl I loved, the
girl I hoped to marry.
It was In a frame of elaborately beat
en silver, already somewhat tarnished
by tobacco smoke, and beyond a doubt
was a portrait of Dick's fiancee. Still
gazing upon it, stricken with cold de
spair, and striving to read In her face
now that her perfidy w-as revealed)
some sign which should have warned
me not to trust her. I observed that
this was now the one and only photo
graph adorning his mantleshelf. Now
in the old days Dick- had been some
thing of a connoisseur In female beau
ty: his mantel had been Interesting
with pictures of a dozen pretty danc
ing girls and actresses. Two or three
of these were even autographed. That
Maud should ave usurped the place
which at once sufllced for a dozen was
proof .positive that sh wus the sole
mistress of his heart.
And yet I could have sworn she
would betray no trust reposed In her.
I turned away from the mantel her
face looked forth, upon me- like a
stranger's out of that frame and took
my copy of her photograph from my
pocket. I laid it upon the table In the
full light of the lamp. It had not all
her beauty; her loveliness was half of
ever-changing expression, and so must
needs, escape the camera,. But still the
olcture .gave the lie to all the over
whelming evidence which had crushed
my faith in her. For a moment I was
content; he might account himself
master of her love; might. If it pleased
Mm, believe that no man disputed with
him the kingdom of her heart. For a
moment, despite all evidence, I believed
that she was still true to the unspoken
fact between us; that she cuuld not
There was a sudden sound of foot
steps on the stair, a hand upon the
door, and even as I thrust bac her
photograph Into my pocket, the door
opened and Dick entered.
"Hope you've not had long to wait."
he said. "I had to be out for awhile."
"Not long." I answered. "And I I
found plenty to occupy nie. And now,
1 suppose, I must congratulate you?"
Dick laughed. "D you only suppose?
T am the luckiest beggar in the world.
But never mind; you will see her some
day, and then you will speak different
ly. You will envy me madly; for In
deed. Hut we'll wait until you have
met her; only 1 promise you you may
safely venture your congratulations.
Here 1s her photograph, by the bye;
a wretchedly bad one, but still not all
He moved to the mantel and handed
nie her picture, Inclosed in that abom
inable frame of Ills. I took it from
him. and for a minute and more gazed
hard upon her face.
"It is all true." I kept whispering to
tnvself. "She has betrayed me."
Dick watched me in silence, evidently
convinced of my admiration; in reality
I was wondering whether it would ue
better to tell him that we had met.
Presently he broke silence. "Well?"
he said, holding out his hund for the
return of her photogruph.
"You nre very lucky," I answereu,
slowly. "She is very beautiful."
"Aye." he said, contentedly, "but you
don't know how beautiful. That photo
graph is a libel." lie put It back upon
the mantleshelf, and selected a pipe.
Then he stretched himself in an easy
"Sit down." he said. "I have not heard
a word of you since you went for your
holiday in June. Have you nothing to
tell me? Still confirmed in your inis
ognyny?" "You mistake," I said. "I am not a
hater of the sex. 1 am merely not en
gaged." "You will laugh," he answered, "and
say I Judge you by the measure of my
own acts. But, upon my faith, I fan
cied as I came upon you that you would
be telling me in a moment that you
ulso were in my predicament. I thought
you were looking at something as I
entered I thought you were looking
at a photograph. I was deceived? You
huve nothing to tell?"
He hud foretold that these conjec
tures would amuse me, and according
ly I made shift to find a laugh.
"Nothing," I said. "Your own good
fortune makes you the well-wisher of
ull. And yet has it struck yfu? the
fact that you have secured felicity does
but darken the general prospect. There
were a score who would have been most
happy with her love, and maybe ten
who already were dying for her. You
are most happy, the most miserable."
He laughed lightly. "Yes," he said:
"I expect the other beggars are cut
up. Hut they'll console themselves
somehow, though there Is none like
her. You two must know one another;
Indeed, "she is already eager for your
1 wasNleeled. T lind thought, against
all tout he could tell me, but upon this
THERE IS NONE LIKE HER. YOU
TWO MUST AIKKT KACH OTHKK.
I well-nigh betrayed myself. Had she
admitted that her fancy for me I
knew that she had come near to loving
ine was dead, 1 could have borne my
burden uncomplainingly, and might at
last have forgotten. Uut that she
should deny that it had existed that
she had even known me; this was past
"They live at Brighton," Dick con
tinued, "so that we are not too far away
to visit them. You must come down
some day with ine. 1 want you to
There are times when it were un
wise to be sincere.
"I shall be delighted," I said, even
While- I reviewed the excuses upon
which I should be able to rely In the
event of his some day tendering a more
definite invitation. Then I turned the
conversation into other channels, and
in a little while (somewhat to the dis
gust of my friend, who had much to
tell) I left.
It occurred to me as I traveled hnmo.
wards that Dick had not told me where
or how he had manuged to make the
acquaintance of Maud. But, of course,
he had been stopping at Sandybar and
had met her (even as I had done) at the
summer residence of the Luttrells. I
wondered vaguely that they had never
mentioned my name to Dick, and that
Madge Luttrell, triy stuunch ally, had
not found means to warn me. And
when I had. reached my lodgings I put
a match to the fire. It blazed up qiuck
ly, and as it did so I tore my treasured
photograph into a hundred fragments
and burned them one bv one. The
had fallen to a heap of gray ashes be-
lore i tnougnt oi bed; but In It there
had been consumed the whole struc
ture of hopes which had sustained my
life, and I seemed to behold their ruins
in me nine neap or gray ashes.
I went to bed. and for lonsr hours lav
tossing, a prey to a hundred miser
able rellections. But with the dawn I
fell asleep, and a cruel fate sent me
back the old dead dream. For in my
sleep inethought I went down to
urignton and told her of my love.
She had welcomed me with srrfiles and
blushes, and when I spoke her eyes fell
for a moment. I stood before her eag
erly awaiting her answer, knowing full
well that she would give me the renlv I
desired. Then she raised her eyes to
mine: her lips opened and suddenly
me was gne. dick entered at the door,
and she was at his side.
"Mortimer, old man," he said, "I
want to Introduce you to the lady who
has promised to be my wife."
And thereupon, most miserable, I
My life throughout the Weeks that
followed was wretched In the extreme.
Fortunately they were unusually busy
at the ollice, so that I had but little
time wherein to dwell upon my great
misfortunes. Moreover, being thus
completely occupied, I waa not at a
loss for reasonable excuses whenever
Dk-k urged me to come more frequently
to his roomsx ' My own desertion was
a thing to which had to reconcile my-
sen, i ( ior Tne present i wuuiu um
willingly be the witness of his extreme
felicity. He sent me a copy of his first
book, which came out at this time; and
even there my unhappiness was cast in
my face, for the thing was dedicated to
"M. C." 1 can t say I read it, though
I had been keen enough about it while
it was still in the egg.
About a month had passed in this
manner, when I had a note one day
from Mrs. Luttrell:
"Dear Mr. Mortimer: We have taken
tickets for the Lyceum matinee on Sat
urday, and three or four friends are to
meet us there. I wonder if you are
free that afternoon, and would care to
meet us at Charing Cross and go with
us to the theater. Yours very truly,
To be candid the invitation pleased
nie, 1 knew that Madge would be of the
I TORE MY TREASURED PHOTO-
CtHAPH INTO A HUNDRED
party, and I counted her my friend. I
accepted, therefore, and on Saturday
was waiting in good time at Charing
Cross. It was a miserable foggy day,
and I half feared they would not come.
Hut though the r train was somewhat
delayed, they presently arrived, and we
took a cab along the Strand. Madge
looked unusually pretty, and greeted
me with a disappointing cheerfulness.
I had counted on a littlte sympathy
from her, but her aspect was one of
rather mischievous enjoyment. It
would have been timely enough if she
had held In store for me some very de
lightful surprise. She even referred to
a matter which I had hoped for a month
past had escaped her observation.
"I did not think that you would de
scend to theft," she said; "I would have
given it to you. And of course you
have discovered your mistake?"
We were entering the theater as she
spoke; there was a momentary press
of people, and I affected not to have
heard her speech. Indeed, I was not a
little angry; her clumsiness was ob
viously intentional; for I was well
aware that she in no wise suffered from
want of tact.
A moment Inter we were being
shown to our seats.
"Will you take the Inside seat?" said
Madge, and I moved obediently to the
last vacant place next to A lady whose
face was turned from me. I was Just
taking my seat when she turned and
looked at me. She had the grace to
blush for it was Maud Cameron but
there was no tremor in her voice when
she spoke a moment later.
How do you do? she said, politely.
And In the same words I answered her.'
For a few moments Madge Lutrell
leant forward and talked to her. Then
the orchestra began the overture, and
she leant back In her seat and was si
lent. Maud and I were In some sort
I did my best to play the part mat
fate required of me. I cudgeled my
brains for polite nothings where with
to fill up the dreadful moments, but I
could think of nothing.
Presently she leant a little nearer.
and spoke to me in her soft, pretty
voice. "You have nothing to say?"
she said. "You may talk, you know."
I turned to her with a look of desper
ation. Why could she not leave me to
I had forgotten," 1 said. "1 must
congrateulute you or Dick, at any
O!" she answered, smilingly, "you
may congratulate ine also, do not fear.
It happened marvelously well."
I bowed. "Marvelously welt!" I
Yes." she continued: "and particu
larly in that you are his special friend.
It Is so nice for the wife when the hus
band's friend Is r.ice. But why didn't
you tell him you knew the Luttrells
I stared at her, incredulous of ner
cruelty. "How could 1 tell him?" I said.
indignantly. "You Had ueniea ac
quaintance with me, and since you had
forgotten do you think I wisneu to re
1 was a trifle start ed at the effect of
this speech. It should have silenced
her, 1 thought; but it seemed as if I
had injured her, and now a greater
Indignation than my own arose in her.
'It is not true, she said. "What do
you mean? I saw him only a fortnight
ago, when I returned from Sandybar,
ami I distinctly remembwr telling hiin
that day I had met you there. Mother
did suggest that he might bring you
down one Saturday, but of course "
I interrupted. "You only saw him a
month ago? Why. 'tis a full month
since he told me you were engaged. And
yet you have known him only a fort
night?" She. looked at me with a sort of pitiful
"He told you he was engaged lo me?
Why, he's engaged to Mary, my sister.
And besides, you might"
A new life entered into me; the old
hopes lived again. Yet I was uncon
vinced. "He showed me your photo
graph," I said.
She Inked at me a moment. Slowly
the bewilderment faded from her face,
and it appeared she was mightily
"Did he tell you my name?" nhe
"He showed me your likeness, and
told ine you were engaged to him. I
don't remember If he told me your
name. But there was no need; I do not
forget so easily."
Maud chuckled there Is no other
word. "You had seen the photograph
before?" she said.
"I stole it out of Madge Luttrells' al
bum the day 1 was to leave Sandybar. I
"Surely It was a little curious to steal
the photograph of a lady you had never
met! For it is to Mary, my sister, that
Mr. Ferguson Is engaged, and it was
her photograph you took from Madge's
album. She is considered rather like
I was stunned with the sudden Joy
and with the sense of my great stupid-
SHE LOOKED AT ME WIT A' SORT
OF PITIFUL AMAZEMENT.
Ity. I knew that her eyes were upon
me, and would have given worlds to b
with her, for a moment 'only, away
from the great crowd of people. -
I burnt It." 1 said, "a niontn ago.
Tou will give nie one of your own?"
She answered nothing, and at that
moment the curtain rose. But I waa
The Number of States HoleUag Them
Growing Smaller Every Year.,
From the Bun.
At the recent election in Florida for
governor, state officers and members
of the legislature, a proposition was
submitted to the voters to amend the
state constitution so as to do away
with October elections hereafter. Flor
ida votes for governor In October now,
and the proposed amendment provides
for holding the state elections on the
same day as the general elections. Re
ports from Florida Indicate that the
amendment, which will take the Ever
glade state out of the October col
umn was adopted, by a big majority.
One by one the It u ten that have pre
liminary elections have been abandon
ing the practice, and it will not prob
ably he long before such elections will
have been wiped out entirely. A com
parison of the long list of states which
have held such rellminary elections
with the short list of those that retain
this almost obsolete practice of sep
arating state from natipnal issues,
shows the progress which has been
made In making election day uniform
throughout the country. In the pres
idential year of 1872, the first election
participated in by all the states of
the country, substantially, after the
close of the civil war. these were some
of the dates of early elections: Ar
kansas chose state otlicers on the first
Monday in Septemlier, Connecticut in
April. Indiana in October, Iowa in
October, Kentucky in August, Maine
in September, Nebraska in October,
New Hampshire in March, North Car
olina In August. Ohio In October, Ore
gon in June, Rhode Island In May,
South Carolina in October, Pennsyl
vania In October, Vermont in Septem
ber, and West Virginia in October.
The territories of that date, too, had
their elections at other times thnn that
of the November contest, though there
were no presidential electors to be vot
ed for by them, Colorado voted in
September, Idaho In May, Montana in
August, Washington in June, and
Wyoming in September. Texas had
what seems nowadays to be a peculiar
method of state election. It began on
the last day of November and lasted
four days. The voter who didn't find
it convenient to have his political pref
erence recorded on the first or second
day could vote on the third or fourth
A majority of the states of the Union
up to twenty years ago had prelim
inary state elections and, as a general
rule. It was said, that In New Eng
land spring elections were adhered to;
in the south, midsummer elections, and
In the states of the Ohio Valley, Octo
ber elections. Climatic considerations,
no doubt, had much to do with this,
but Pennsylvania, though an Eastern
stute, remained in the October column
until the corrupt and demoralizing
Hartanft-Buckalew contest led to a
change in the constitution, which was
adopted by the voters in the year suc
ceeding. The list of states holding
preliminary elections now Includes Al
abama, which chooses state officers In
August; Arkansas, which votes in
August: Arkansas, which votes In
September: Florida and Georgia, which
vote in October; Louisiana, which
elects state officers in April; Maine,
which votes for them In September:
Oregon, which has its state election in
June; Rhode Island, which votes In
April, and Vermont, which elects Its
governor and other officers In Sep
tember. October elections In Northern
states have now become a thing of the
past, and after this year Georgia will
ue tne only uetober state left.
TO OBLIUK THE COLONEL.
Perhaps It Was n Mistake, but in Ex
cess of Zeal Mistukes Slay Happen.
There wasn't any particular excite
ment over the hanging of the man
pointed out and arrested at Big Lend
us the chap who stole a pack mule
from Colonel White's camp, ovor on
Fish river. One of White's men, who
was over after bacon, happened to
meet the stranger, and he went to Jim
Redfern, president of the vigilance
committee, and suid:
"Jim. Is a good day fur a hangin?"
''Wall, tolerably fa'r," replied Jim.
"The kuss who stole our pack mewl
Is down In the tin-front saloon."
"I see. And you want him hung?"
"I don't keerno great about it myself,
but I reckon the Kurnel would be
"I'm wlllln' lo oblige Kurnel Whit.'
as he's a good friend of mine, but do
you think the critter down thar has any
ubjecKshuns to beln nunc:
"He don't look like a man who'd
kick about it. 'Pears more like a crit
ter who d be glad to be off the alrth.
"Wall, we'll take chances on him,"
said Jim, and he went to his shanty
and got a rope and asked eight or ten
of the boys to go along. When the
crowd reached the tin-front saloon the
stranger was Just coming out.
"Say, we want you,'" remarked Red-
'Goln' to hang you!"
"Fur stealin Kurnel White's pack
"Wall, fire away!"
He was escorted to a tree whereon
a dozen or more men had been duly
hanged, and lifted upon an empty
whisky barrel and the nose placed over
"Want to say anything?" asked Jim
as all was ready.
"Then let 'er fto!"
An hour later, White's man, who had
started for home, returned to hunt up
Air. iteurern and say:
"Look-a-yer, Jim, that feller didn't
steal our mewl. '
"They got the feller and the mewl
over at Clay City and hung him this
mornln., I thought this was the feller,
out i must nev bin mistook.
"I see. Wall, he's bin hung and
buried and we can't helD him any.
We'll Jest let the next one off to even
up things. My compliments to the
Kurnel, and tell him I shall always
stanu reauy to omoege. '
PATHWAYS TIIROlCai LIFE.
You say that your life Is a failure.
Your future holds nuuirht that is sweet.
That the troublous years bring little but
And always, always, defeat.
Mistakes ay, sins you call them
.May- cover your nust like a oall.
But the soul that is strong to outlive its
Is the bravest soul of all.
You long to go forth 'in the battle,
Kut your feet are fettered quite;
Remember, who serve in the corps of re
May be able as those who light.
J You chafe to enter the races.
ror measure and irnlil and fame
Yet many who win 'mid the plaudits' din,
ina tne prize but an empty name.
The toil that Is yours seem fruitless,
Your dava nre Hreurv nnrl innir:
But the lowliest duty may glow with
When wrought with a cheerful song.
The world's best sweets ore denied you
- am.c lanicii mill a LUI VI HUT,
But who suiters to give that others may
Has the noblest life, I trow.
O, let us, my friend, do bravely
The work that to us Is given.
And smile In belief that what causes
May keep us the closer to heaven.
The pathways we traverse ar many,
And some are bv the barrenest strand
But with visions grown wide we shall
wonuer we sighed, .
For they led to the beautiful land.
Ladles' Home Journal
The Latest laaovatioa ia Kail way
Travel as Applied to Sleeping Cars.
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Sleeping on air Is the latest innova
tion In railway travel. The use of com
pressed lar for that purpose will. In the
estimation of railway men, eventually
revolutionize railway travel and rele
gate the familiar and somewhat clum
sy Wagner and Pullman sleeping cars
to ine oacKgrounu.
At present the onlv car completely
fitted with compressed air cushions .
and beds is the private car of Vice- f
President J. N. Schoonmaker, of the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad.
These have been found, however, to
be not only practicable, but to pos
sess so many advantages over the ac
commodations of ordinary sleeping and
parlor cars that a number of roads are
having similarly fitted ones construct
ed, and before long they will be in gen
eral use on many of the great trunk
lines of the country.
Colonel St'hoonmuker s car was built
after the plans of L. F. Ruth, the in
ventor of the latest system of car fur
nishing. In appearance It does not
differ externally- from the ordinary car
chair. This is explained by the fact
that instead of the usual upholstering
the chair cushions are tilled with com
pressed air, which lessens, in a great
degree, to the occupant the jolting and
Jarring of the car when in motion.
During the day no one would for a
moment suppose that he was riding In
a sleeping cur, and it is not until the
day coach Is transformed Into a sleep
er that the possibilities of the use of
compressed air In this direction arc ful
The transformation Is effected in this
wise: First, the air in the chair cush
ions is exhausted, the light framework
folded up and slipped into an opening
in the side of the car are disposed or.
and it is ready for the beds.
The panels on either side of the win
dows open outward like a door. On the
Inside of these panels Is a metal track
over which is drawn a steel spring-like
arrangement, which supiiorts the bed.
Fitting closely against the side of the
enr and concealed during the day by
the closed panels is a rubber bag fold
ed after the fashion of an accordion.
By turning a valve connected with a
storage tank beneath the car com
pressed air is admitted into the rub
ber bag, which inflates und forces Itself
outward from the sides of the car until
It rests upon the steel framework, and
the bed is rendy to be made up. The
head and foot of the bed are panels,
which also fit into the side of the
When the berth or bed la not desired
for use another valve is turned, and the
air In the mattress expelled. The mat
tress Itself assumes the appearance of
an empty rubber hag, and is drawn
back against the side of the car as
before. The panels are then closed
and the sleeping car Is once more
ready to become the parlor car for the
One great advantage claimed for
these appliances Is that they can be
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"YOU" Al 'Tl!OU.''
The Order of the New French Minis
ter of War.
From the New York Tribune.
A decree has just been Issued at Paris
by the new minister of war forbidding
otlicers to address the soldiers under
their orders by the familiar pronoun
of "thou." Henceforth the more for
mal "you" Is alone to be employed.
"Tu" and "du" and "thou" are terms
not of contempt, but of familiarity and
intimacy, and their use implies no
lack of consideration for the purpose to
whom they are applied, but, on the
contrary, a feeling of affectionate re
gard. In monarchlal countries the sov
ereigns have always made a point of
addressing the troops with the pro
noune "thou." In the same way that
they apply the word "children" to even
grizzled and battl-scarred veterans
twice their age. The men like to be
addressed thus, and feel a sort of sym
pathy for those whom they regard as
displaying in this way affection and
Interest In their welfare.
Of course, this now departure has
been prompted by the spirit of repub
licanism, the minister's idea being that
a soldier Is just as much a French citi
zen and entitled to as much respect as
In the German, Austrian, Italian and
Rusisan armies the ollicers not only
use the word "tho" to their men, but
among themselves as well, and the
youngest lieutenant may use It to his
colonel or even to his general when off
duty, the Idea being they are brothers
and comrades in arms, otlicers meet
ing for the first time use "thou" even
though one be a prince and the other
the son of a petty shopkeeper; one the
colonel of some crack cavalry regiment,
und the other u subaltern in a mere
In the aristocracy, that Is to say,
among the old nobility, whence the
parvenu and the nouveuu rich element
is severely excluded, every one calls
the other "thou." even young girls
styling old dowagers thus. Monarchs
and royal personages in their Intimate
intercourse with one another Invar
iably use the pronoun "thou." The
Prince of Wales addresses the Kmperor
of Austria us "du." and Emperor of
Gerninny mukes use of the same pro
noun when writing or speaking to
King Oscar or any other monarch.
"Tu" and "du" and "thou" Imply
social equity among the persons who
use them to one another, and If the
French minister of war had been less
hasty, and had taken th trouble of
studying the history of his country,
he would have found that during the
early years of the great revolution nt
the end of the last century, when the
doctrines of equulity were really en
forced, everybody made use of the word
"cltoyen" and "thou" In addressing one
another, no matter what might be the
difference of age or official rank.
Some Phases of the Revival of an
Among the lagoons, nearly due north
of Venice, in the Island of Murano,
there live a race of men who seem to
have a great future. They are the
descendants of the old Venetian glass
workers, and of lute years they have
been reviving the ancient art, which
made Murano famous in the past, of
The old Venetian glass was what is
commonly called blown, but the name
gives a very small Idea of the manu
facture. Glass has certain character
istics which give it its true beauty and
value for art purposes, and though you
may neglect these and force it to take
forms utterly foreign to its nature, you
are producing not works of art, but
monstrosities. Whatever glass may be.
It Is In Its natural state not crystalline,
so that nature is outraged when we
grind it into sharp angular forms that
belong rather to other materials. The
old Venetian glass was light, bright,
vitreous in appearance, and stained
with the richest possible colors, and all
these qualities are retained in the new
ly revived manufacture at Murano.
There is one more strong point in favor
of glass blown and worked over than
molded namely, that every Individual
piece Is an original work of human art,
and as it is almost impossible that any
two should be exactly alike, unless their
form is very simple indeed, the buyer
chooses according to his fancy, and is
sure that no one else possesses a piece
of exactly the same size and shape. In
the manufacture of the ordinary cut
glass minium (red lead) Is frequently
added to increase its brightness, but
this destroys at once the characteristic
lightness and, causing it to cool more
rapidly, quite prevents the possibility
of working It In the proper ductile and
malleable condition. The Murano ma
terial is worked as the ancient Venetian
glass made on the same island used to
be, and all the old methods have been
discovered, or at least the same effects
have been produced,
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