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THE SCItANTOtf TRTr.UNR -WEDNESDAY MORNINW, DECEMBER 23. 1S9R.
luiilyaud Weekly. No Sunday Edltloa.
Published at Scranton, Pa., by The Tribune
Ktw York Offin: Tribune Bulldin Fraute S.
IMIRID AT T!l POSTOPFirll 4T SCRAKTOS. PA.. A3
SCRANTOX. DKCKMlU.lt 2.1. IS'jC.
The Immense muss met-ting hrlil last
evening by the citizens (if rhlluili'lhia
in support of the senatorial ranilidaoy
of Hon. Uulea IVnrose Is a fit answer to
the mnllclous anonymous insinuations
rnnoerning Penrose which asents of
Wunamuker have lately been spreadlns
bruadf-ust. It Is glu-n out that Mr.
Wanamnker is soon to make a speech
at Krie on the si-natoilal question. I.' t
hlin then have the manliness to say
publicly what his emissaries have lately
been wlilsin-iliiK in (lark coiners; ami
thus renib-r it possible for Senator l'm
rose to face his chief dcfainer In open
Under False Pretenses.
We oppose John Wanamuker for I'nl
ted States senator for a number of rea
sonsamong; them b-cause be lacks ex
perience in legislative ways; because
hr is guilty by acquiescent e if not by
tonnivaiHe In a most WespU "iWc ami
un-Cliristian c.ininalun of defamation
aimcil at a political opponent and
worked aloiiK lim-n from which any d. -cv
nt man would instiretively rt coil;
and because ne stands publicly nr-rainm-il.
utiil non -in otestliv-r. for polit
ical methods narrowly cscapimr. if not
actually Indictable under, the laws
lint if in charily we assume in his
bihalf tint he r. irards any course js
justiciable in politics, how are we to
reconcile such a view lth the lofty
;a:d hlirh-Kouiidiiitt preti'iisimis that
are beim; made throughout th.' stat in
his name and inl 'iest? How can we
find liistiiication for the sanctimonious
honor with which his principal lieuten
ants affect to vle.v the machiiiiitions
of that awful man. Senator Quay, or of
his equally awful protege. Senator l'i n
rose, when we know and the public
knows, that they a IV on eh and sever
ally tarred with a far dirtier slick?
'i'li fact of the whole niiittcr, put in
plain words, is that the Wanamaker
l,n.ve ne:it. from the moment ol its In
ception (liiII to the jilesellt, has been,
'in actuating impulse, a campaign of
false pretences. Kirst atipealini; to the
religious element tlirouish lyinK inmi
fndo and i overt accusation aualnsl
I'cnrose, it next wrested the Ilusiicss
Men's league fioin its original purpose
as a national organization into a per
sonal feeder to Wtiivunaker's ambition
and row it solicits with one breath the
co-operation of the respectable busiln s.i
clement and with another beckons to
the Hilars, the heelers and the boodlers,
for whom it has collected one of the
lai'K'st rallying funds in recent pol
There niv honest men in ureat abun
dance who have been taken In by this
consummate mixture of wei k-day com
mercialism w ith Sabbath day cant; but
wo predict that i te the campaign reach
es u linish most of these v. ill be unde
ceived. There will, of course, be no war; but
it nevertheless Is interesting; t, mite
that accordiiiff to Secretary Herbert's
last annual report the United States
has In readiness for emergencies forty
one Roi.d warships as against less than
thirty workable ships available for
Help for the Farmer.
.The master of the ViiRinia stat
prnngi'i Alex. AS'edderburn. Is nisi) a
master of irony, as one of his "open
letters" will show. A Washington pa
per in an editorial comment on the de
cline in farm values recently conclud
ed with the remark: "The farmer's
friend should plunge Into the breach.
Where Is he?" This ave Mr. Wedder
btirn his text and he replies as follows:
Till" seems a stranuu question to lie
uskeil, when scarce slxly days iiko at
every cross roads and on every stump in
the rural districts from Maine to full,
fornia, was heard the voice of the 'farni
nr's friend" proelalinliiK aloud his de
votion and love for the rainier. Surely
the cyclone that swept the enmity on
Nov. 3 did not destroy all of the fann
er's friends certainly some are h:ft who
will proclaim themselves friends of the
farmers. If they are not. what has be
come of them? Are these friends- sim
ply like the locusts, that appear nt stated
periods ami then luiry themselves? Io
the. friends of the farmer Kennlnate and
fructify Just prior to our annual elections,
and with the eoimtlni; of the ballots y.u
Into the chrysalis slate to imaln Monin
forth just in time to cnleh votes? The
fact that a gn-iit piqier should have
to ask. "Where Is he?-' seems to indie, ite
that even here, at the national capital,
(UiriiiK the session of conirreys, when the
ureat men of the nation are cathiTnl to
make laws for the people (which in-ans
nil the people even the farmer. 1 should
suppose) In ronvrcss assembled, that he.
the pre-eminently conspicuous, only n few
short weeks .iko, so consideiious as to
provoke merriment ami cartoons of the
metropolitan mess nil over the land, has
entirely disappeared Masted by the win
ter frost. This, however, has been a
mild winter. So -mild, indeed, that now
In the white houpe urnmnl the dandelion
Is In full bloom. ineirelinK the mansion
with Its golden tints, as though rcllectlmr
the sentiments of Its oceupant. Surely
a few of "him" mluht yet be found to
'nlse a voice for the- farmer. And yet,
like yourself. I tun compelled to nk
"Where is he?"
It Is probable that Mr. Wedderbnrn.
like many another farmer. Is Inclined
to overemphasize the Importance of
havlns a protecting snecial friend at
cort. obody disputes his statement
that "our farmers pun hasp the creator
proportion of our nation's wealth. They
feed, they clothe, und partially house
the entire country. Their prosperlty
means work and prosperity f(ir all oth
er people. When they produce r-rops
which cost more than they sell fur.
then they nannot use the transporta
tion companies) for travel and ship
ment; they cannot visit our cities for
pleasure or business: they cannot buy
material for building and inmrovn
ments; they cannot buy machinery for
their farms. Worse still, when they
continue to lose each year (as the sta
tistics of the agricultural department
unquestionably show they must dis
pense vlth labor on their farms, and
every dollar thus curtailed is a dollar
that falls to circulate first with the
country merchant, next viith the Job-
ber. then the wholesal-r and th-n with I
the manufacturer, until lastly It fails
to reach tht wage-workers in our fuc- 1
torles. Thus falling prices for th?
furmer permeates the entire body poli
tic, and leaves Its blight upon the en
All this, we repeat, is freely conced
ed. Hut the question arises. Can laws
be mude which will no far cuouph to
remedy the farmer's lot? Can wc. for
example, prevent tin? international
overproduction of staple food product!
in a Rood year, any more than we can
provide such international shortages
as appear in this year of partial fa
mine? Can we stop the progress xf
the trolley and thus save the horse
and the hay market? Can we, for the
farmer's sake, nullify by statute any
of the great and universal trade laws
which nre at present slowly revolut ion
izing his Industry und overthrowing
the simple standards of pioneer times?
We fear not. lint there are s,,:no
things which we can do. and the.--e
public sentiment will Insist shall be
done. We can keep the American
market for the American producer.
We can to a lar;;e extent prevent dis
crimination ami oe!-cha!friiis by our
carriers of farm produce. V.'e ran
light the trusts which prey on the vit
als of agriculture. And we can con
tinue to expend money on the develop
ment of new foreign markets for our
farm produce as well as for our ma
chinery, under the operation of trea
ties of reciprocity. The remainder we
fear, will depend largely on the farmer
The prompt and emphatic stand of
the Wilkcs-Harre Tines for Wana
maker for senator may not tally with
the sentiments of those who favor IVn
rose, but it at least shows that the
Times has the courage of its opinions,
our observation is that the public
thinks more of a paper that Is out
spoken even on the wrong side than it
does of one which never dans to peep.
A (iolden Christmas Tree.
In this time of gladsome preparation
for Christmas it Is Interesting to read
of Christmas novelties. One of these,
which certainly Is a imveliy so far as
the looii of u.i are concerned, Is de
scribed in a Xew Vork loiter to the
Washington I'ost. it Is nothing 1-ss
than a Christinas tree that bears gold
en fruit. Says the narrator of its
This Christinas tree Is a wonder of Its
kind. it probably raiiKs pre-eminent
union;; the liuudieds of thousands . of
C lulsimas trees set up In nil parts of the
win bt. It Is a small tree, not more than
live feet high, and tin- average child would
not regard it with as much pleasure as a
tree bedt eked Willi dolls and drum.',
Noah's arks, and blocks, candy ami pop
corn, and lighted with candles. Ten mil
iars will make the ordinary tree a very ai
traetlve affair. Hut it taiies SKi.ikiu to dee.
orate this particular tree wiih trinkets
an,p toys. Six or seven years ago Mrs.
TTieodoro llavenn yer, the wife of the Su
gar King, guve her first Christmas eve
party, and since then 4t has been the
gnat holiday event of swaggerdoin. Iter
.Madison avenue house, of plain brick,
with scarcely the shadow of exterior
ornamentation. Is credited with being the
tlnest house In Xew Vork, and that Is say
ing a good deal. The Christinas tree is
set ill one corner of the great ballroom,
where everything is white and gold. The
walls are of glistening white marble, wiih
delicate tracings of gold. At one t nil I:-:
a great pi rgan built Into the wail;
the organ is all white end gold. Curtains
of white satin and white Velvet, orna
mented in gold, hang from the windows
an I doors. Tiny gilt cotillion chairs, up
holstered In wldte, are scattered along
the sid'-s of the room. The ceiling Is
painted In white and gold; the woodwork
with the exception of the polished floor
ing Is white ami gold, (inlilen braekets
jut out from the walls, holding bulbs of
softened electric IIkIHs. The wide don,-
look out upon a wide hallway, all marble
ami gold. A marble stairway, growing
broader with each upward step, leads to
a wide platform halfway to the upper
floor, and from this pint form the way Pais
Into the big conservatory, bigger than the
conservatory of any other house in Xew
This Is the place where the Christmas
tree gnosis will assemble next Thursday
night. There .they .will find Mr. Have,
meyer, cost timed like the conventional
Santa Clans. lie calls off n name and Ihe
owner walks up and receives a tiny silk
stocking. !f she be a woman; or a pauh-r
m.-niie pig, or cow, or horse, if n man.
Inside the stocking will be a small pair of
Felssors. all solid gold, or a gold hand
mirror, or a gold seert bottle. If n man,
the fancy pig or other animal, will have
stowed away in its Interior a gold match
box, n pocket-knife, with a gold handle;
or n small pipe sheathed In gold. Kvery.
thing on Ihe tree Is of gold.
This Is certainly nn Inviting outlook
for those privileged to share the golden
tree's glories. Hut ve suspect there
nre very few Scrantonir.ns who nvill(
envy Santa Clans Ilavenieyer his
polden tree or that there is one particle
of pleasure In connection with that
gorgeous celebration which cannot be
duplicated and perhaps surpassed In
the humblest home In I.ackinvanna
county, if the occupants of that home
Spain's -talk of offering reforms to
Cubn after she shall have crushed the
rebellion would be very amusing If it
were not rn very detestable. Docs
Spain Imagine that hypocritical "re
forms" can take the place of liberty?
An Honor Well Deserved.
It is nnnounced that when the leg
islature of Colorado shall assemble in
January it will accord to Henry M.
Teller nn honor without precedent in
American history, that of a unanimous
election, by the votes of members of nil
political parties, to the Cuited Stales
senate. The notable feature about this
honor is that it will come to Senator
Tellor without the expenditure of a
dollar In campaign funds, without the
establishment of headquarters, and
w ithotil miy of the usual parapliet nulla
of a senatorial campaign, "it Is divest
ed." says a Denver letter, "even of the
clement of prospective patronage, fur it
is generally conceded that Senator Tel
ler will not have an ollii-e to bestow un
der the next administration.'!
W think it is within the limits of
truth to say that this conspicuous and.
as we are told, unprecedented, honor is
well deserved by .Mr. Teller. His long
service as n public official Is marked
by a dopn-e of ability, honesty and con
scientiousness very rare in public life;
even in his mistakes no one has ever
been able P question his sincerity or
wholly repress admiration for the In
flexible courage with which he has re
mained true to nis convictions. It Is
nn honor to Colorado that she should
thus aopreciate and reward his labors
in her behalf; and the example phe
thus setsi Is one which (several other
states might profitably follow.
Tom Piatt may have fought McKln
l"y before the convention, but he has
the right idea now. "The success of
the rtxt administration," says he, "will
be the stieci rs of the party; tiv fail
ure of tho administration would be
the party's failure.- with all such a
failure would Imply. Ami rti ,;t be
comes the duty und the privll ge i f
every one o" us to renew our pl.-dges
to our party, to renew our pledges to
the victorious candidates of our party,
William McKirley and Can it A. Ho
hart, and to prepare to sustain the new
administration by word nnJ by deed
for the good of party and for the good
of the entile nation." We irm ss no
body will dispute that this Is suund
Senator Quay's prediction as to the
outcome of the senatorial fight is not
ambiguous. H says: "Mr. Wano
muker will be beaten by such a pro
pounced and emphatic majority that
will not care to enter another contist
for some time to come. Thirty-three
out of the forty-four meraleis in th
rii'.lad -b.hia d -legation will vote
against him. lie will only get one
senator, t'rouse, und ten members from
the city. In the state he will not huvo
more i "nun thirty-five or forty votes,
imhI very li'iely lc:-s than that number.
In my opinion, Penrose will have Kill
votes oup of the 21 S In the Republican
caucus." The opposition knows Sena
tor Quay's reiiutuiion as a prophet.
The first newspaper almanac to reach
us for 1S!7 comes from the Philadelphia
l'..'Cord.andasisiisual with the itecoid's
annuals, Is full of valuable and timely
leference matter. In this connection
we renew attention to the fact that
The Tribune's political hand-book for
the new year, to be Issued January 1,
will, we trust, be the best publication
of lis kind ever printed in l'cnn
H seems that after all thai Senator
Quay has done for them In connection
with the upbuilding of the new navy,
the Cramps of Philadelphia are now
enlisted in the movement to down him.
This is by no means an Isolated speci
men of political Ingratitude. Hut
when such lngrates turn on those who
have helped them it creates a new liul:
of sympathy between their victims und
all decent men.
In Illin,oi.! the constitution requires
all comity Judges to make annual re
port of real or fancied defects in the
statutes before them. Why should this
not be a good practice in Pennsylva
nia? A compilation of such reports
would certainly be of advisory value to
We gather from a recent editorial In
the Kvangelist that that worthy jour
nal thinks the secular press Is, upon
the whole, quite as good as the public
to which it caters; and we guess this
covers the whole subject.
Says the Sun: "It Is a prouder
achievement not to have written any
poem at all Hum to have written six
thousand and sixteen imor ones."
Where is the editor who cannot cry a
The man who reads the report ac
companying the Cameron resolution
will Karn several things that .Messrs.
Cleveland and Olney appear to have
It Is gravely aimminccd, via Vienna,
that President-elect McKinley "does
not favor war." Well, who does?
We can readily believe the report
that John Wanamaker wishes he had
not entered the senatorial race.
For a second time Mr. llryan has
"declined to talk." What can his ail
Jfesta Word or TM)
o! Casual Mention
"i)h, no; nt least forty-five dollar'."
The mayor sai l thirty-live and the re.
porter forty-five. Thi y were standing in
front of the window of a large Jewelry
store on Wyuniit g and discussing the
value of u large and elegantly wrought
cut-glass punch howl that wss displayed
ill the brilliantly lighted window. The
conversation took place one recent night.
Mayor lliiiley argued that the bowl w is
wonh nt retail only i'i'u mid the reporter
finally allowed that $10 was cheap enough.
Mianwhile the Christmas shoppers flit
ted by und the argument about the value
of the cct-i;lass v. ax. 1 warm.
The mayor tcvi ailed ill Ills talk that h.
knew jvtst a little about that kind of cost
ly merchandise especially punch bowls.
Concerning the one Uii 'er discussion he
criticised its patUrn ar.d slinpp; told
what It cost in the mould and how long
It took to cet it, and liually became so
lirdcnt that he pulled u note book and
Pencil from his pocket and began to
llgitre. The reporter wouldn't agree wiih
him and It w.i.- decided that each should
write h!s guess oil a piece of -paper mi l
thin nseer'iiiu the siding price from out
of tin- clerks, tin one making the poorest
;,!. s.i to buy til perfeetos.
The el, rk said the pi lee of the bowl war.
X. So the reporter had to buy. H- ha 1
stink to his estimate r SI') while th':
mayor clung to th" s:'"i KWr'.
It wan later a'cerlaine I that Mayir
Hailey Is a cul-ii-iss connois'eiir. lie run
ih-t-'ct the quality of Ihe eiiltiiur as read
ily a a M-ye-ir-oM bov can ib-c'.dc on Ihe
de.ine of toutbsotni in ss of indifferent pie
.Mayor I'.alley's buffet, contains a valued
und vai led assort meet of cut-glass, and
lie Is constantly adding to the ill-play.
Moral Kvcll laayors are light some
At the conventlan of the judge of t In
state in I'hilad lphia on liee. ai Jndge
Ar.-hbald will probably sti-aest the ad
visability of having -one uniform p-j'.iey
with reference to the naturniizatloi of
citizens In the various eouatie-i. This the
judge retards as n most lnimrtant matter
worthy of serious consld. latlcn. His ex
perience on the bench during the last
eleven yearn has convinced him that a
mini should possess intelligence and a fair
knowledge of the form of government that
exists In thl country before he Is lutrust
id with the rights of citi.enshlp. line of
the li sis that Judge Arebbald occasionally
employed during the last natural!;;. -.Hun
enic t was to prt'ciit a ballot to tic can
didate for citi7.v!i;.'.il honors and usk
libit how he would murk it if he wanti.il
to vote n certain tl- ket. This for the pur
pose of Judging the liitelllgi nee of the ap
plicant for papers. The Judge will not
urge a standard r lucutlounl test, pre
ferring a form of examination that will
enable the Judge to decide whether or not
the applicant has the Intelligence and
knowledge of our lio-tltntlons necessary to
rntitle him to naturalization papers.
Aluny amusing answers are mude in re
sponse to the judge's questions la natur
nlU.itlnn court. Recently a candidate was
being- examined by Judge Archbald and
w,is nskrd who the ruler of this country
was. After thinking the question over in
a dazed sort of a way fo n minute he
answered, "Cod "
"Where docs the ruler of vMs country
live?" was the next question.
"Ckveland," came the auawcr prompt
ly, whereupen Deputy Prothonotary Pryor
wyggl.-hly i-etiiarltid: "He means JIar!t
What person evi r thought of b:ack
suiiih.i wot king overtime or doing au'.ea
of an iia-ii.ise.i busiuesa lijcausa? o.' live
holiday!.? I'.lacksnilil'.s don't lock pi city
In working g.u-b und tiny miu't hiuc;
th ir rtKS in Plato gl.i. wia.-o.vs and
tiny don't advertise sp.'ial line of
horccskot-s for Christnia: tt le they i!c.:'t
da any of th se, but they have bier, i n
Ji.yi:,g nn Ineicsed Irude oa g-eourt uf
the holiday Just the uume. Thciv's n
horscshoi ing emporium In the heart cf
the business district that has been o-i.'a
every night for u w k until a l ite hour,
(in .Monday night the brawny and Ik
FTlrvd smiths were pounding, whistling,
shoeing ar.d hiiFtllrg until after 1 oV'kk':
la the moridr:.'. Tin- plac contained
nearly u duzcti horses and about as many
workmen, several ol them fitr.v lain;!:..
The street out-ide was cninpuruMv.-'y
heshed and oai, I, but within the chop
the lir. y. glowed ulnl the ipaikf, tle-.v Wh'.le
the prep! lelor I'.ltli d here and there liiivet.
leg the v.oik. He told a Tribune report -r
that situ e Tii'irsiiay an avi rage of sixty
horses lul l b.-en shod i .ich day and there
had been a eorrespuiiiiingly Urge amount
of wagon I'ouir w k.
The favorite rendezvous of Ihe street
gamins since cold weather set ill is oak
ford coal", rear S(.:ti.-i rtreet. An Iron
grating protrudes f-ota t'.e wall of the
lintel .lermyi: near that point, and through
this the warm air is ixpelied from the
boiler room by minus of a fan. The news
boys, bootblacks aud the h')y.i v.iio do
nothing but piny prarks were not lung
Pi li'scov. ling that this grating nv.de a
nice co'y place to loaf, end they forth
with a-b;ptid it. A-t right approaches and
Ihe boys betake themselves to ih-ir home,
many a chilled ar.d weary vagrant r.eeits
the spot to warm his benumbed hauds
Siq er!nteinl?nt Vox, of the Traction
company. Is responsible for the Ftutencut
that motormeii are lj-s liable to llln.-en
than conductors, despite tin- fact that they
are mere cxposi d to the weather than the
nun on fie rear end of the ear. lie ex
plains this by the fact that conductors
catch cold by reason of their going In
aril out of the highly heated cars. The
liiotormen too, he say;!, have less dre.nl
of the cold weather than the conductor?.
The first real cold day we had this win
ter, there were liul conductors reported
loo 111 to come out and not n single motor,
man failed to turn nn for duty.
The hoard of rxainlaers of the Lack i
wanna bar yesterday granted certltieatM
to Chat lis Post and R ,1. MeAn irews. of
lids city, and P. K. Timlin, of Jerniyn,
showing that they pas'-id a successful
examination and lire entitled to practice
law In the courts of this county. Mr. i'ost
Is a son of the la-te p-aae I'ost and was
a student In the olliee of ex-Justice Alfred
Hand. .Mr. MeAudrew and -Mr. Ttinltn
pursued their studies under the direction
of M'Urlon & Kelly.
Tim Inlliicncc of t'npricorn.
The Pun entered Capricorn yesterday,
and will continue In the sign until Jan.
111. The children of Capricorn belong to
the class of great workers ami thinkers,
philosophers and reasoners. They are
usually proud, high-minded anil Independ
ent. They want to be recognized as the
heud of any entcrpii.se with which they
are connected, and it is dillictilt for them
to economize in anything. They hive
great executive ability and will succeed
as managers, iirehltects or teachers. Un
less modilied by planetary Influences, the
traits of the child of Capricorn nre liable
to be disagreeable, on account of exclu
sive pride and a illspo.-lilon to look with
disdain upon those in more humble walks
of life, of children of Capricorn tho an
cient astrologers speak us follows: "A
son born when the Sim is in Capricorn
maketh the child soon angry, and lig'u-
hearted, but sometimes accompanying
himself with vile and suspicious persons.
Also he will be worried and distracted and
v. xed with divers variances, the which
adversities he shall stoutly bear out and
sustain. He shall be r-ady to dye for the
love of some poof nnd simple maid, who
will nt length cast him Into some mis for
tune or sickness."
Persons born under this sign are liable
to stomach troubles.
TOLD BY THE STARS,
Doily Horoscope Drawn by Ajnccluu
The Tribune Astrologer.
Astrolabe cast: bill a. m., Wednesday,
Dec. X. IMlil.
A child horn on this day will notice that
among the advocates of war with Spain
the ring of genuineness is more pro
noun -ed In the voices or war shooters v. ho
urn exempt from military service.
There is "big money" in the newspaper
business, but many publishers experience
ilifilciilty In gelling it nut.
In case of war with Spain the P.aneroft
will doubtless be obliged to postpone that
trip up the Dardanelles.
The wise hobo will today select the resi
dence that has a, well-swept sidewalk in
front wlnn seeking work.
The man who manufactures gunpowder
always has gr.at opportunities to rise in
The snow! the snow! the beautiful snow!
It mnkcth the Chrh tma white.
Ami graveyards now will all be lean,
Tho' fat when Christinas day is green;
All fall to the mantle of light.
IN' (ll'KS'i'IONAiW.K TASTK.
Prom the Time's li oMh I.
7n ell matters Involving rn l ingered re
lations with forei-.:u countries it li above
all important that the s vi ral brani-liei
of the govei nnu ct r-hn'.l pn.-M.-nt a nulled
front. This Is no time for n contest 'j.'
tweell Ihe provident and l oil ;; 1 lis to
tin if re, ;icet!vo prerogatives, and i; is
certainly In questionable taste for ti e
sccntary of state In the absence of the
pri-sid. lit to serv notice upon a country
whose relations with lis ale stiained th-it
the ex eutlvc may b,, depended upon to
Ignore any spieifiid action that the na
ticrat! legislature may take.
a cask i roivr.
Xew York Mail mid Impress.
I'lider common la w a ninn is forbidden to
maintain a nuDanceon his premises whl -h
Impairs the health, comfort or property
cf his neighbor, lty analogy it would an
pear that international law l'orb!ds-.i conn,
try to maintain a nulsam-e which offend
the seii-e mil outrages the civilization of
a neighboring country. I'"rr,ni this point
of i--w Spain is Indictable before the court
of nations for maintaining a nuisance la
(ill a, and the Pulled Staler, can be called
as the prosecuting witness.
Bonds his I'ook or
ders to our
2ii Wash. Ave.. Opp.
437 Spruce Street.
UDly Tu)o Days More
B?fore Christmas. . .
Any one of them is worth any three days of ordinary
merchandising. All of the' Holiday Stock must be
disposed of within this short time.
All of the Fancy Articles must be sold. We Carry
Nothing Over. Prices have been put on all of these goods
that are irresistibly cheap. .
EDo your shopping early in the
avoid the rush.
BUT NONE IN SCRANTON winch can compare in any way with our
mammoth tailoring establishment. Our line in Suitings, Trouserings and Over
coatings is as complete as you will find in any city. Our patterns and fashions
are up-to-date and the very latest only. Should our prices be too low let us
know and wc will make the necessary correction. Our work and fit we guarantee.
We don't allow a oarmcnt to leave our place ex:cpt per lectly satisfactory, linyint; facilities enable in
to sell at !illC( li lOWCl' Hill SI IdWl'St prices, hence here, like everywhere else, our immense sticjew.
EASTERN SUIT ID PANTS COM, a
Nothing but the Price of
Our Skates is
Tin Qa&Uty I; Higher Than Ever.
ITS Hffl CO
110 Washington Avenue.
Offar for' Decmber. Cur prices
already ths lowest in Scranton,
greatly reduced. Take advantsgc
of this, our greatest offer, and
niaS-.o yourscir a Xmaa present of
Made to Orto Suit or
C? at Least a Fair of
V.'e shew whole rclls of cloth,
ftot shori length cample.
GREAT ATLANTIC PANTS CO,,
319 laeka Am rr-"
OFFICE AND WARI-llOl'FS,
141 10 151 ,uEri:): a.j street.
DR. G. W. GREEN,
PHYSICIAN Hi SURGEON,
Clectrlcal Treatment a SreCalty. OfllcM,
607. dutt and 6v MarB Building,
Tlie most complotrt t'quipmcnt of Electrical
tn i-IilnM and appliances for mcUiml um to he
o itul In n physician's oflica uitslile of New
otk. Medical nud electrical treatment for
nil c3cs tiiucnablo to cither or both.
C. W. GREEN, M.
U07, COS an 1 aw Mears Culldloir, Scrantos. '
' Uoun-Va,iu, toJi 1 p.m.toi; 7.1 to
1 B Ef e
CALL UP 3I33?i
I.iU'kiiwi?ma Avenue, Scranton,
With every -pair of Skate
ve will ive a ticket . .
which wi!l entitle the pur
chaser to one ....
Chance on a Spalding
Bicycle, 1897 Hodel.
We have a full line of in
door Games tor the Holidays.
V. M. C. A. BJILOI 'JG.
Our lloliil.iy Diiil;iy of useful an J
ornamental articles, was nuver sj
Lit'iic .ti this s.'asnn's exhibit. The
advantage of having so larc nn J
v.iric.l an assortment to select from
will t? apparent to all v!hi conicnt
jila'.c sivin! presents of a substantial
and artistic diameter, or buiii fur
their own use.
Kcilininf' and I'.asy Cliuirs,
Parltir Cab;n-l-t un i Tabl.v-t,
Vc rn i :; .11 a r i i n 'a 1 1 i n u t s.
Parlor an J l'aiuy Inlaid Chairs,
(jilt l.ccption Chairs,
Parlor Suits in (Jilt,
all mat he 1 at moderate prices in plain
HILL $l GONNELL
131 & 133 Vasiiingta An.
AV0LF & WEJiZEL,
31 Linden., Opp. Court Hous;,
PRACTICAL TINNERS and PLDL5BEBS
Sola Agents for Riclinrdsou Ilojrutou's
I r'or usees and Kantfes.
el i mn
warn mm mm.
day if you can and
Oxford Bibles '
We have the Largest
and Most Complete Line
in the city.
Stationers and Engravars,
HOTIX jr-RMYN BUII.DINU.
ESTABLISHED THIRTY YEAUS.
ROW B OUR DEW STORE,
130 eOMIKS AVENUE.
Cuul Exchange, Opp, Hotel Jerniyn.
Wc have tha f.nost store and moat complatj
stuck iu all this section, c
WSTCHES, FINE JEWELR7. OlllBiONDS,
STZRLIiiG w:.r z,
STtfiLI'IG SILVEil RO'JELTIES,
F.ICri CUT GLASS, CLOCK), LTC.
Our Prices are always bottom.
If you have not seen us In our new store It
III pay you to call.
YOU CAN SAVE HONEY BY BJYIN1
Ladies' and Children's Wear.
Seal and Plash Sacqtics,
Carpets and Feather Beds
L POSNER, 21 Lackawanna Ave.