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THE SCRANl'ON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER I9f ,1900,
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i, I. FOOTE, IN ARCHBALD CITIZEN.
ANY I'liOl'i.H 111 Cnnlvlllu
will remember thf time
when "Coxpy" ivut'hcil
till lOWIl, It WUM HOIIIl
after the army of vn
Ki-nutH intulo ItH fa moil
nmi'L'lt to WnHliliiBlorii
Thin Inclclynt wii.x allll
fresh In the uiltulx of tlio local philoso
phers who sat on the dry tftimls boxes
nt the company Htorc, anil no, when one
arternooii a stnuiRo looking rlinrnclcr
piiHHcil down t'aibon Htreot, and some
one asked: "What will we cull lilmV"
the unnnlinoiiM answer wan: "Coxey!"
Indeed the name did not seem nn
suitert to the odd wanderer who pasMod
by with a jc.ilt that siliwi'Stert familiar
ity with iniieli foot-travel, lie was a
nilddlc-iiKrd man, thin and angular In
alt his outline", with an elf-like fnee,
and wonderful bushy whiskers. Ills
long moustaehe, waxod with more pro
fusencss tlinn neatnpss, was only sur
passed by the mulled liuticjli of hair on
his chin thai terminated In a point
drawn so sharply that It looked as If It
ought on occasion to be used as an
awl. A dust covered linen suit and an
old, white cone-shaped hat added lo
the bizarre appearance of the vagrant,
and carrying a banjo under his arm
nt n "reverse arms" position, ho stria
ted nlong like a soldier on duty.
U was not long before "Coxey" was
looked upon as one of the ehnnicters
of the town. Where he slept at night
nobody knew some said lib did not
sleep at all; but after awhile It became
generally known that he, among other
things, was a painter. This was cor
roborated the following week by his
appearance, brush in hand, on the stee
ple of the ., Methodist church, where lie
performed feats in climbing that
seemed to the small boys who watched
hlni nothing short of marvelous.
One of tho "philosophers" Spproachcd
hint one day and said; "Looks as It'
you might bev been a sailor some time
or another from the way you climb."
"Wtt'l." said "Coxey," "inebbe I waz
and again inebbe I wuzzent." Then,
lowering bis husky voice, he hissed
mysteriously: '-'Mebbe I was a pirate.
Mebhc I Wilis the terror uV the Chlny
Sea." And then Coxey laughed Ills
funny, crackling, laugh when he beard
that Jim Marshall said be was a re
But drunken and eccentric as lie
was, there was a gentle side to
Coxcy's nature. The children did not
fear him for all his strange appear
ance and they followed him In crowds.
It -was no usitsual sight to see him on
a sliuet corner with n number of Ut
ile ones around hlni. listening to hH
fairy tales or to the nursery rhymes
which ho sang to the tueoinpunlnieiit
of his bnnjo.
When Christmas time fume mt
Johnson's toy shop, and to every
could no longer work at his trade.
J.ate nt night he might be heard on
the streets singing nt the lop of his
lung In his cracked and squeaky
Chi Winn ha. mini' uliil li lulliitelli V""' tliwil
All nature li clotlicd in whlli",
'flic children me fcollli' .u happy in l.lnin
Ami -Infill truni inoniln' (III ululil.
Ills favorite post was In 'front of
Joluimm's toy shop, and and to evry
child whom he know he had prom
ised n doll or a locomotive wheu he
went to work.
Shortly after I he new year set In,
the startling news was circulated that
Coxey had at last gone to work, not
at his trade as a painter, but in the
mines. A new volu or coal hud been
opened a. small narrow vein over an
old tunnel that was nearly worked
out. Jinny old miners declined to
work In tlio new place: they said. It
wns dangerous and hinted at the Twin
shaft disaster, though the mine own
eis ridiculed these assertions, they
were, nevertheless, obliged to offer ex
tra wages in order to get men lo enter
Coxey worked at the mines for n
couple of months, resting after pay
time for a day or two "to recuper
ate." ns he put it. but more exactly
to sober up, and he did not seem to be
dissatislled with his lot. So It was
that one afternoon, aftor regular mine
wmk hud ceased. wlin young Will'
llnlbiii't'in. the son of the mine owner,
wished to take his friend (though
Knowing ones said she was more than
that). Miss Holland, of Xew York,
through the new mine, Coxey was
chosen as guide.
Miss Holland was delighted with tho
eccentric genius, for when be chose,
"Coxey" could be as courtly as the
most polished society man. AVIth his
lamp on Ills hat and his fantastic
dress, he looked not unlike a gnome
from the underworld. Capering along,
he 3ang snatches of song and shouted
funny quips until the young lady for
got her natural terror In hearty
laughter, and even the frigid chapor
one smiled a condescending simper.
They had reached a chamber re
moved a considerable distance fioiu
the mouth of the tunnel and Miss Hoi-
The Changeling Guild.
The Scientific Explanation of
the Change Formerly At
tributed to the Fairies.
In folk lore stories there is frequent
mention of changelings children who
were changed by fairy influence. Some
loving wife and proud husband found
their child weak of body, and some
times weak of mind. It grew up to
be fretful, sullen and perhaps spiteful.
It seemed impossible that love could
bring such a child into the world.
So the child was called a fairy channe
ling, a child substituted by the fairies
for one whom in their envy for its lovli
ness they had carried away.
We hear no more of fairy stories.
Stern science says that healthy and
lovely children must have healthy par
ents, and that when the mother in her
days of waiting and anticipation is
nervous, anxious, sleepless and gener
ally miserable, her child will be weak
How reasonable this is. The child
can have no strength which the mother
does not give it, and how can the weak
mother, who ar "'xl enough strength
for herself have filling to spare for
her babe? '
Villi y?.IRY fiOD-MOVUKK
is a very prettv invention. Hut the real
fairy god-mother s the naturat mother
of the child. It is she who must endow
her child with health from which
springs all other endowments dcsiruble
The way to have healthy children is
to be healthy. But how to be healthy
is the vexing question for women. Is
the mother to blame because she is nerv
ous, because her appetite fails and her
strength wanes, because she is sleepless
and despondent? One cannot blame the
woman whose only failing is that she does
not know how to change her condition.
Yet a woman's health is practically in
her own control, If she is weak she can
be made strong, If she is sick she can
be made well, The experience of other
women 'shows that the rose of mother
hood can be stripped of its thorns by the
use of Dr, Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
"When J wrote to you in Marcji, usk
iug advice as to what to do for myself,"
nays Mrs. Ella Reynolds, of Guffie,
McLean Co., Ky, "I was expecting the
baby's coming in June, and was sick all
of the time. Had been sick for several
mouths. Could not get anything to stav
on my stomach, not even 'water. Hail
mishajw twice in six mouths, and threat
ening all the time now. Had female
weakness for several years. My hips,
Jiaek and lower bowels hurt int.' nil the
ttime. Had numbness from mv hips
down. Had several hard cramping
spells, and was not able to do any work
at all. I received your answer in a few
days, telling me to take Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. I took three
bottles, and before I had taken it a week
I was better, and before I had taken it a
month I was able to help do my work.
On the 27th of May my baby came, and
I was only sick three hours, and had an
easy time. The doctor said I got along
"We praise Dr. Pierce's medicine for
it has cured me. I am better now than
I have been for thirteen years. I hope
all how are afflicted will do as I have
done and be cured."
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
perfect medicine for women. It estab
lishes regularity, dries the drains which
weaken women, heals inflammation and
cures female weakness. It is the best
preparative for maternity, strengthening
the nerves, encouraging the appetite and
inducing refreshing sleep. It gives the
mother strength to give her child and
make the baby's advent practically pain
less. THB TEST OF WOMAN'S HEALTH
is strength. A well
woman will be a strong
woman. She will not be
"just dragging around"
with throbbing head,
aching back and constant
weariness. No woman
can be strong who is
troubled by disease of the
delicate female organism.
The proof of the curative
power of Doctor Pierce's
Favorite Prescription may
be all summed up in the
phrase "It makes weak
women strong, sick
"During my two year.1
of married life I have not
had good health," .writes
Mrs. Daisy Studdard, ol
608 So. Esplanade Ave.,
Leavenworth, Kans. "I
was all run-down, and
my husband got me tc
write to Dr. Pierce and
explain my case to him
and see if he could dc
me any good. So I wrote,
and, thank the Lord, 1
got an early reply, telling
me what the trouble was.
I commenced taking Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription, and also
the 'Pleasant Pellets,' and now can say
that I feel like a new woman, and can
say also that we have a big baby four
months old. When the baby came it
was just wonderful how I got along and
now I do all my work and do not feel
tired out like I used to. I have taken
eight bottles of the 'Favorite Prescrip
tion,' It makes one feel well and strong."
Women who are troubled with chronic
diseases are invited to consult Dr. Pierce,
by letter, free. All letters are pri
vately read and privately answered, and
womauly confidences are guarded by
the same strict professional privacy ob
served in personal consultations. Ad
dress Dr, R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N, Y.
Wheu a dealer tempted by the little
more profit paid by less meritorious prep
arations offers a substitute as "just as
good" as "Favorite Prescription" re
member that "just as good" for him
means his profit and your loss.
A WOMAN IS AT HER WJTS' MNO
sometimes to find a cure for fumiliat
ills. Dr. Pierce's Common .Sense Med
ical Adviser is full of helpful, hints and
information for women.
11 , Kt tlic People's Common Sense
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wood, Leavenworth Co.. Kaus. " Wonld't
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another, Gave receipt for ' nursing sore
mouth ' to two women that the doctor
was not able to benefit, and they were
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Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N, Y.
land wns nlylnjr "Coxey" with all
klndil of questions. Suddenly a deaf
ening crash rent the nlr, nnd then an
ominous rumble followed. The nolao
enmu from the legion of the mouth of
the mine, and the oiitlte party was
mttch frightened. Tho chaperono pre
pared to ri Into hysterics, and iMIsa
Holland clung to her companion's nnn
nlul iittorcd ti rulnt scream.
Wilt Hnlbiiiton turned a shade paler,
but ho sought to reassure the ladles
that nothing' was amiss. "1 guess
thoy'ro taking down some pillars or
top coal," ho snld; but oven while ho
was speaking tho horrible din Increased
In 11 frightful crescendo until, with the
Until crash canto a blast of air, illled
with coal and other missies, that throw
them to tho ground.
Then there wns com pa rail vu .silence,
varied only by an oeciifllonnl gnashing
sound that was oven more trying than
the louder crash.
Tho ladles wele praying and sobbing
aloud.and Will Halburton was staunch
ing tho blood from a wound In his head
that ono of tho Hying missiles hud
made. It wns "Coxey" who collected
his wits the Mrs t, and relit his lamp.
"(lame's up and roof's down," he
chirped. "Might ns well admit it; we're
In a bad llx. Xever felt much like
praying, Inn denied If t don't feel like
"What'sto be 'done?" asked Will.
"Find out what's wrong llrst," said
Coxey. "The fun seems all toward the
mouth, so I reckon wo can't get out
that way. Hut. If you'll excuse me,
ladles, I'll go and soo. Nothln' short of
such an emergency could tear mo away.
And if you don't mind, I'll sing a little
song on the way:
llimn ina 10.1l mine, imilfihr.ith the gnmml,
DifiKili' ilii-ky ill.tliioiiiN till the .sell' iiumiiil,
He started away, singing as cheerily
as If danger was unknown to him, but
Will shouted after him:
"Hold on, Coxey! Don't go out theie!
Why, you're walking right Into danger!
The roof has not caved, but the bottom
falling into the old mine hns pulled our
roof with It. It's working towards us
even now. It's folly to venture toward
the mouth; we'll be safe here for
"And then'."' said Miss Holland.
"And then," he answered, "may God
have mercy on our souls!" Saying this,
he drew the girl toward hlni and kissed
her on tho cheek.
"Beloved," he whispered, "with death
so near to both of us, I cannot forbear
to tell you of my love for you. There
is a chance that one of us may escape
and, God permitting, that one shall bo
you. Know then that 1 died "
"No, no," she sobbed; "I cannot bear
to hear you talk this way. With you
beside me, death will not seem so hard.
And I will face It gladly in return for
what you have told me."
"Children," said Coxey, "I must go;
It's got to be did, and I hain't got no
one to cry after me like you. So good
bye!" He started off, and they could hear
his cheery voice singing: "Oh, there's
nothing half so sweet in life us love's
young dream," as ho passed into tho
In a little while he came back, smil
ing from ear to ear. Making a cere
monious bow in front of the ehaperone,
who was jusl recovering from another
fainting spell, ho said:
"Madam, if you will condescend to
take my humble arm I will have the
honor of leading this august assem
blage to a haven of safety. Forward
"Where is if.'" asked Will, as they
"Just u. little ways from here. You
remember the air-hole?"
"True," said Will. "There's a chance
there. Hurry up."
They ran along the damp cavern un
til they saw, in the distance, a faint
gleam of light. It came from a hole,
with steep smooth sides, that ventilat
ed the mine.
"Opening outside Is right near tho
carpenter shop, you know," said
"Coxey." "Bein" somewhat uv a climb
er I'll crawl up and get some ropes and
help. I'll como back In a few minutes.
Sorry to lose the pleasure of your com
In a few moments ho was half way up
tlio shaft and then a little Inter he
crawled safely out on top. Five min
utes passed, and then, to the strained
ears of tho party underneath, came the
shouts of the rescuers. Next a rope
was lowered and "Coxey" climbed
down hand over hand.
"Got to tie the sailor knots for ye,"
ho said. "The ladles first the ladies.
God bless 'em!"
Miss Holland wns hauled up and
then the ehaperone. Next "Coxey"
proceded to fasten the ropes around
"No," said the young man; "you go
"No back talk 'on board ship, " said
"Coxey." "Cap'n must be obeyed. So
Ho fastened the ropo around the
young man and tlio men on top began
to pull. AVhen Will was half way upa
terrific crash was heard, and the res
cuers paused for an instant to learn
If "Coxey" was still safe.
"Can't lose me," came the cry from
beneath. And then as they hauled Will
to the surface, they heard the familiar
cracked voleo singing:
Jm-I tell them that you s.uv me,
Ami then they'll Unow tliu lost;
Just tell llieni that I'm lonkln' well ye know
"Lower away again quick," shout
ed the foreman of tho rescuing party.
"It's falling all around the air-shaft.
Hut boforo they could obey; another
terrlllo crash enmo from tho earth be
neath them and "Coxoy's" voice was
heard singing faintly:
"Just tell them that you saw mo"
And then his song was drowned In the
noise of the gnashing walls of coal.
After a while a man was 'lowered and
found that the foot of the air-shaft
was blocked with a mass of rock.
Somewhere, far beneath, lay "Coxey,"
a man worthless, perhaps, but withal
so bravo that ho could dlo for the sake
of others with n song upon his lips,
SENATOR HOAR'S REPLY.
With Quaint but Effective Humor He
Answers nn Adversary.
1'ioin lliu Waslilnstrm I'oet.
In his way Senator Honr is quite a
humorist, It Is a quiet, keen humor
In which lie Indulges; not of tlio bois
terous kind, but effective, neverthe
less. In the luqeui i.'anipulgit, Senator
Hoar's fidelity to tho Itcpubllcnn pa,r
ty, notwithstanding his position 011
the Philippines question, led his nntl
imperialist friends to condemn him In
no unsparing terms. At last he nuida
a speech in which ho paid his compli
ments to them. One of his critics was
Wont worth Illgglnson.
"1 remember," said Mr. Hoar, "that
when I was quite- a. young ninn 1
heard Mr, Illgginson deliver iv sornion.
I remember his charm of voice and
manner, but T remember even nioro
distinctly the text from which hei
preached, 'Unstable as water, thou'
Suits. . . .
Not of the ordinary kind, but
boter weaves certainly noth
ing gives more satisfaction 'to
one, than a good looking suit of
clothes. Wc have the ready-to-wenr
in excellent materials,
fancy worsteds, grey mixed,
plain black; all made with
equal care, by the best of man
ufacturers. Per suit,
In case you cannot get suited
in the rendy-mnde, visit our
cstom-mndo department. We
make nothing but the best of
goods, and our prices are not
high, but consistent for good
forall men, all ages, all builds,
whether high, wide or hand
some. Coats for tall men, short
men, and the good loking man.
They are all here in kinds
enough to meet each individual
idea. "Raglan's," "Bell" (and
by the way, the "bell" is a
"winner") and the regular
made. Look right, built right
and wear right. Oxford grey,
mixed in light and dark shades,
browns and blacks.
Clothier. Hatter, Furnisher.
A Glorious Triumph
We say triumph authoritively, for here (s to be
found great varieties of good things for men and boys.
Just the gift to please and be of practical value, not
for a day, but for many a day to come. Space will not
permit our naming all the good-sense present sugges
tions, so call at the store and see for yourself.
made of double faced English
goods, by makers of "better
clothes." No "ginger bread"
patterns here, but dark, rich
shades that appeal to men of
good taste. 5.00 to $7.00.
In the very acme of fabric ef
fects. Blanket Eobes and urk
ish Toweling. $4.00 to $8.00.
A variety of handles to choose
from. Fast colors, Gloria cloth
and silki $1.00 to $7.50.
Why not get a walking stickp
It's a nice thing to have. We
have them. Sterling Silver
mounted, ranging in price from
75c. to $3.00.
The largest variety we've ever
shown for both men and boys.
The latest weaves from the best
manufacturers. $1.00 to $4.50.
is one of our strong points. We
now offer a choice variety of
color combinations, both light
dark, n most practical and in
expensive gift. All shapes nnd
shades, 25c. nnd 50c.
Full Dress Shields
,a handsome assortment for
your choosing in black silk,
nnd satin, quilted pongee lin
ing in white, $1.00 to $2.25.
in every conceivable shade of
silk, fancy weaves, Sterling sil
ver and gold quadruple plate
buckles, 50c. and $1.00.
Madras and percale in such
well-known makes as Monarch
and the United brands, $1.00.
Collars and Cuffs
Corliss Coons goods are unex
celled for style and a general
lightness. All the new shapes.
Collars, 2 for 25c; cuffs, 25c.
If you are thinking of tints
nnd want a Hat with a guaran
tee, this is the place to buy.
DERBIES in black and brown,
new nnd natty shapes, $1.00 to
$3.00. ALPINES and TOUR
ISTS for men and boys, in
black, brown, otter and pearl.
$1.00 to $3.00.
The largest: and most varied as
sortment for men And boys1 we
know of. The cold weather cap
season has just opened. We've
done a splendid cap trade al
ready. Have Just received a
new lot in all sizes tanging In
price from 25c. to $1.50.
Now be practical let your
teaching assume a tangible
phase and show the boys that
economy and practicability as
they have been taught are fol
lowed by you. This is a prime
time to get that promised new
suit. In ages 3 to 10 years, in
all the fine mixtures, $2.50 to
Might as well be plain spoken
and acknowledge the truth, so
we're Just going to tell you
there are too many of this class
of goods on our shelves. It's
so near Christmas the price
should be an inducement
worthy of your consideration.
$2.00 to $6.00.
Christmas Tree Annex
will be at 421 Spruce St.
trees at wholesale and retail.
will be at 209 North Washington
There will be a fine display of
flowering and green plants, which
will make the finest gifts. They
range in price from 15c to most any
price for a large plant. Palms, Ar
ancarias, Poinsettias, Ferns and
many other nice things. At this
store, 209 Washington Ave., we
will have Southern Smilax, Holly,
Ropeing, Mistletoe, and all kinds of
Cut Flowers and Plants
at our old Stand, 201 Washington
G. R. Clark & Co
shult hot excel.' Ami now," continued '
Mr. Hoar, "whnnevpr I see that toxt
I think of air. IIItrBlnsoii, and when
ever I soo Mr, Hlsrfflnson 1 think
the text." t
Turkey Swarms with Spies.
i:cii the lili;hct peiMHugea In Tuikry are not
'Miniil from suspicion. Their iiiou-mcnU air
'tlicil w ii'i(itldl lo the ulate by an unity
I i .--. who wim In mi'iy purler,
Manufactured at VVILHINQTON, DEL., and
LUZERNE COUNTY, PA.
SPEC ALT! ES :
Du Pont' s Smokeless Rifle
Such as used by the American Rille Team in
their International Contests and by the Thir
teenth Regiment Teams at Creedmore.
Du Pont' s Smokeless
Du Pont's Chokebore ? .
Du Pont's Target Powder
HENRY BELIN, Jr.
Ueneral Agent foe the Wyoming District,
Room 401 Connell Building, Scranton, Pa
AUISNT FOK TIIK Hi:iAUNO CltKMICAI. COMPANY'S
Safety Fuse, Caps
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