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THE SCRANTOX TKIBUNE- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1.0011.
PICTURED AND ANALYZED BY
William Marion Reedy, Editor of
the Mirror, of St. Louis, Who Re
cently Passed Three Days in the
White House as a Guest of the
President Takes the Public to
Some Extent Into His Confidence.
Krrm Hif Minor
lit llio nhoi'1 MtKice iff tin t-t iliiyn otic
limy Rat luT a multitude of IiiipivfMiiiim
In tin- nntlomil cunltnl. The dominant
impreisiuu Im Iloiwvi'll. The tlt.v In
Inli'iit muni III 111. It In ii I'tmscrviithn
city, and It Ih nut Millie sine that It
npprnvoH till' in-i'sliH'iil. (Vrlalnlv II
dnusn't titiilfi'slund hint. W'liv? AWII,
rlllflly bi'i'iiUf-i- the prcHlilotlt Ii so 'i'I
uiui'li of it human )itlnt, Ills IiIkIi r
llre docs not (IIhruIko htm In the li-nM.
Thorn Is no prlKKlshnt'ss. no pompon
Ity, no amumiesM iiH.sorlitti'd with Mip
peraniiallty of Tlicodnic ItooKcVi'll. The
ppopli- who iml lilin lire nt lli'Ht immzod
.it his frankness. He snys wlml hi'
thinks, apparently hefoie anybody, et
he doesn't wiy auythhifr that he should
not say. I'oinnous persons tell you
they thought him piitioiil.lliK, hut
his manner stuns short of that. Ills
method of illseiisshiff affairs seemingly
Is liru.sque. lint It Is not In the least of
fensive. He doesn't like to lie talked
to Ilka n publle meeting, hates the set
speech greeting of the visitor. Ho wets
down to business Instantcr nud he
knows when he has heard mid when
others have satil enough.
In a social way. conversationally, the
president Is a miracle, ami I have
heard some of the best conversational
talkers In the world. He makes con
versation better than any man In the
ountry but it never seems made.
What he says lias body to it, his per
tinence, has the charm of being some
thing especially Interesting to the one
addressed. Nothing, apparently, Is un
interesting' to tho president, unless it
tie long-winded. He goes at substan
tialities and he spots a sham at sight
You will hear it said that lie Is nerv
ous but that is not what he Is. He is
undignified. The charge Is unfounded.
lie has no llubduli dignity, but he Is
the president of the t'nlted States and
his manner shows It without obtruded
sclf-conselousness. He i ashes busi
ness, and people who go to him with
their little affairs are .sometimes
grieved that the president won't halt
the affairs of the nation to listen to
their tale of woe; but he is not at all
lacking in delicacy even In his brusque
He doesn't soft soap the politicians.
lie doesn't take Ihem at their own es
timate. Therefoie thev giumble. Tint
let ;i writer, a tighter, a man of deeds, a
person of worth, according to ideas be
yond those of the politicians, go to see
the president and he listens to him.
The president is no hlgot against prac
tical politicians, but lie does not whol
ly believe their claims to lepresent the
people. He knows their tendency to
think that they and their cliques are
the people. He sizes the politicians up
lor what they are reallv worth. The
entree to the white house these days
Is not exclusively tor the bullion sena
tor, the national committeeman, the
millionaire. There Is no kitchen cabi
net. The affairs of the white house,
ollicially. so far as consists with pub
lic policy, aie conducted openly and
tbove board. The list of visitors or
,-Uiests of the president is not finan
cially impressive, but it Is made an of
men who come ftoni the people with
something to sav about other man "in
There Is no doubt in niv mind that
the president will shortly be up against
a senate combination. The air is full
of senatorial and syndicate grumbling.
Hos-s after boss has been turned down
1n a way to show Unit a boss as a boss
looks to the president like less than
thirty cents in Chinese money. The
whole crowd that culled him "erratic-"
and, as It thought, shelved Jlr. llntr
velt in the vice presidency, is learning
that he remembers. Hanna and I'latt
and Elklns are reduced to their pioper
proportions. The McKlnley machine
Is smashed to smithereens, hut the
president is not building- up a machine
'nt lils own. .If he were he would not
be taking- tho advice of so many people
who aro opposed on principle to ma--hlne
rule. The politicians sneer at
the new men who are Invited to con
sultations at the white house, and,
from the point of lcv of machine
building, the sneer is jusUlled, but tho
politicians forjfet that the men consult
ed by Koosevelt aie men who tell him
the truth for Its and his sake, and that
this is the thing that puts the piesi
dent close to the people. The machine
thinks it can prevent the president's
nomination. Jo thought the machine
about Cleveland In IS'.L', but the peo
ple l'orred the nomination of Cleveland,
It will be so with llocisovclt In Will.
Iho disgruntled cauiiat even count
on possible mistakes of the president.
He tulks cheerfully of the mistakes he
has made, and gaily of those he Is go-Iiib-
to make, lie has got to make mis.
takes or make nothing, He docs not
pi nmlsp a rufonu levoiuiion for the po
litlcal eunuch. He Is not going to
butcher politicians solely for the n
form proginiiime of tlic-inlllvimlum-whllo-you-wali,
A li.idinu olllclal
boasted to him that he knew tioiijlng
of politics. "That," said the picsldent,
"was as if a man at the head of a bus
iness house boasted ih.it he know
nothing of bu.sliiess. I am a politician,
as practical as I can be, and if noro
not 1 wouldn't drxeivii to be when- I
The president loves his friends wry
devotedly. 11 may he depended upon
that ha will take care of them when
apd wherever ho can without kicking
a luiiff out of civil service loforin. The
president senilis to got whole heaps of
fun out of the presidency, and when
ho tells soiui) of his expeilences he re
veals himself as a decided humorist.
Hut If you want to hear him at his
best, It must bo on the subject of Ills
Uoiiuh lllders. Ho chlelly delights In
the recital of Incidents In which thu
Hough Hlders expect him to do things
for them out of line with eyerylhlng
his past i coord stands tor In tho higher
ilvlsin. He asks you about men and
women of the most "Impossible" sort,
that Is trout Urn politician's siaudplnt,
writers, social wotkers, even palpable
franks and now and then u fakir whom
ho knows to lie a fakir. Von look
mound the cabinet 100111 and you see
what ho is reading', poetry, novels, os
sas, all tho latest, u Fieuch book heio
mid theie. Ho revels In William Allen
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- -...wo fu,i,ivu, iiiui ivi.. i , u,ij ui I
is guaranteed to be all long Havana
filler. This means more than you
think at first sight. Ten million dol
lars, the capital of this Company, are
behind this guarantee. Not 'way be
hind, but close up to it, touching it;
right -with it ! For this reason you are
entitled to believe that Cuban
ola cigars are better quality
than any other cigar that
you can buy for 5 cents.
Grand Union Tea Company
IPi-ao atimnr A Combination Panel, Photograph
riU JMIVeiHl Holder and Calendar for 1902,,,,
UluiyUuU. INK liUillj
Rinest .Mr-flalfey's "I'oems of the
Town" lay on top ol a levohlng book
case as I talked with him Another
book, "J. Devlin, Moss," ,v Francis
Churchill Williams, rested iiir.iinsi th"
irports of the Harriman Alaska expe
dition. I heard him listen to Charles
P. lamunis' talk of tho Pueblo In
dians, heatd hlui ask Air. Scott, the
builder of the Oiegon, about tile trip
mound the Horn, heard him tell how
delighted he was to tlnd .Matthew Stan
ley Quay agreed with him 111. to
morns 01 a particular .Norse .-Niga
and how the Ponusyh.inlan spoke to
him of Oe Quliucy's "Flight of a Tar
tar Tribe." When Mr. Ceorge l:. Peck
recited at table Ingalls' famous sonnet
"Opportunity" I heaid him sum up In
galls in a sentence wortln of the lert
neektled Kansas nio himself. In a
round of goneial conversation, I gath
ered that he admired the kals'-r as a
man, the czar, loo, lor Ids nhilan-
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Made by the American Cigar Co,
above public opinion lie I- alwas
soiindin;? It, hut he. mmiuiK It oiilcKly.
In his polli lea ue neul look for nei
ther .ihiu'ituess or sensatioualisii'.
tliouyh wo may e.-i"cl to e- rigmoas
methods adnpiod toward I lie plat c
neckcrs. We .s'laM see wuiito! staiul
ing by him who will ama.o us, and
too, that jhc naiion.'il lomnPttrc lar
iiboo will be "-jIiooi d" awav. Theie is
no close c:por,!tion about the while
house now. It's a hiiirano place to be
ttie i ill, and yon remember olTtcth.l. Inuv
the president at limine on dovsn'i dl. -daln
to lioi'c the none too w.linihlo
do; that ionics hi and Pes ai lb" l it t I
of Master Kcrmit. uhll" ilnut i.iatii,.
jotith adi!iet-t("- hill'M'll to llie lucid
what hi: wii.i, no. '
Washington is wonduiuu vli.il
Koosevelt will do. lie will do things I
as they ale called lor, Ue Is no: rush
ing- IhilU'.K. In- does not believe in-
News Uor.e quickly and reasonably
at The Tribune office.
hat'li purcliasor uf joutls to the
amount of twenty-live cents or more
from Monday. Dee. Wth to IMtli. in
clusive, will receive one of tliesc
HiliAUTII'TL SCK'VKNTRS, here
illtwtmlfd. AUSOLL'TELY KRKI2.
This beautiful work of art and useful
ties'; is printed in eleven colors and
j,rold on heavy llrjstol Hoard (size
Vl by 'JS:) free from advertising and
is the finest souvenir ever offered by
us or any other company. Sec them
in our store windows." Tell your
neighbors and friends, and don't fail
to secure one.
The finest first pickings. Grades to
please all palates, and prices to suit all
All good varieties grown, green, or
fresh from our own roasters. "Trv
Angle mend Coffee."
Grand Union Baking Powder
is steadily growing in popular favor.
Five tons of it raise a mountain of
bread and Cake daily. Try it.
Of all kinds ground and packed in
our own factory and warranted abso
lutely I'L'RE. '
Of all kinds manufactured in our
own laboratory. Full strength and
A delicious blend of sweet herbs
and spices prepared for immediate
use. Try it.
We import our Teas and Coffees.
Wc roast our Coffees.
We manufacture our Baking Pow
der and Extracts.
Wc grind and pack our Spices.
Wc manufacture a large part of our
We have 1 50 branch stores and cm
ploy more than 2,000 agents on the
We aie the largest Retailers of our
Specialties in America and none can
do better bv you than we. GIVE US
GRAND UNION TEA COMPANY,
I :m . Ltckn wanna Avenue,
, 11G r.nd IIS S3Uth jtfain Avenue,
i Kaiu, opposite Eighth Street,
' fi!) S-ilc:;i Avenue.
10 IC-Jitli Mi in Street.
1 53 Hast Market Sheet,
i :.'7 South lEsiiii Street.
' CARBONDALE, FA.
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me tlie liyiilienated .Unerieiin unci the I '' '" om-s 'n-iul ici clu. I ! Uiiii!;h Wi !'.
AllMlniuouiiie. Jle llouts the idea Hint. J tti.it Is unle a llnilieilly c ml piil.i-j. M fc
there is .such .1 tiling as an AiikIii- I ;""l !' hellextr in u lmlley o," li:.ni;i A W
Haxou niee. Theie In no ilcmlil tliat
Theoiloie llnn-tpveli is Mieiuiiniyly
Ainei-ieali, and that, loci, without any
iikii))IUiiii or eliawliilsin. kmiiii ev
ery thiiiK he says you K.uher one iluin-
snineihinf; on hand hlijher than die
tliiiiK tlnil is Immediate, '''lien Ion, I
should say he has somethini, up Ii'w
sleee to lie hrotiKlu forth in due ii 1 c.
tholish it is not so sensational as Inn :-
inant Idea; lie Is not swnvecl in llie veiuion In helinlf of the Hoi rn or 11 clc-
least hy vajiid sentinn'iilalliy. Least I inaiicl that KiikIuiuI sui render ilihral
of all men ou'd meet in a seoui ln ol i '"' '" Ii'i-Iiiiiil.
the eoiinlry Is the man in the while1 '1'n wind up this hateli of Impui shins
house "erralie." , iiolitielau told me: ', U 's wU t" K'iy. n summary, that the
"Don't call on the nivsiclini: Hie 1 thliiHs t hut p,inil;,ve WiihIiIiikkiii olll-
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if tv i 'I WA hi r V- V Im t k fi f.M
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him; lie iloes all the talkini.r." lie 1
doesn't; hut he tulks so positively that I
he seems to do moie talking than he
does. He ehaiiKes the subject often,
bill he darts back always and most un
expectedly in the topic Unit occasions
the visit, and there is no denying- that
this gets ut tacts iiilckly by necessitat
ing short and unprepared answeis.
ins i-wvcmiTK ai'thoi:.
His I'n vol ltt IcniiKii.trv author, 1
take It. Is .Mr, Dooley, and his tavoriie
Donley uillele Is that one In which the
sago of the .rche. road, iII.'ciivsIiik
the presldeut'.s own hook, Tin. Rough
ltldeis." ilcchired It tihoiiM 'ic called
"Alone In I'uli.i." It's a Ii time
since ue have hail a pii'-'. ulio
would nut up In the white la uw r
night the writer who scouil .1 as
Dun hcurtil Jlr ltoosevclt. Tlice Is n
hearty, hi altliy eoiiieiu for .in.M'.iliig
and everything- that may Inn list a
cultured gentleman in the piesideiu's
(llsciirslxoiicss of talli. Ue Is not with
out tho deepest sympathy lor those
who mii. not be educated or iiiltuied, !
but on that, as on ecr, oilier suliject,
hc leuiscs to liidiilgn in cant. And he
doesn't wtnr out the eupltul I In his
talk, as hits been alleged. There's a
gratifying nnmiiiii of you In his lull;,
though It Is nut nt all straineilly super
cilious. Theie Is no (llllU-ully In do.
(lilt lug the plesldeut'M opinion of guy
publle man whose name may come up
III casual coiivi'i'tintlou. lie doou'l say
a gerut ileal, hut you can gather his
estimate pretty clearly, and you aro
entitled lo form your opinion of his
attitude, when ho speaks out before
from sis to eight persons, though, of
course, you must put It awny back in
your head and not blab It. .Veverihe
less, the president's frunklless In these
little estimates will gel out, mid in
some Instances will iiiako him pow
erful enemies, What he likes niosi Is
11 man, and the man's polities counts
for little with hlui.
11 Is very easy Id uudoi stand why
Washington olllclallsm doesn't under,
stand him, lie Is 11 person without
frills and f angles and ho has an esti
mate of mere otlieiiillsiii thai is not
llutteriiiK. After you have, inet him
and talked with him you aro assiucd
that, notwithstanding- tho cartoonists
and politicians whu think the eouii
try's going to hell beeatibu they are
not listened to exclusively, thu presl
dent Is as ".safe" u man as any who
ever occupied tile place. He is not
ci.ililom are that .Mr. Itooseeli Is Ills
own president, and (hat he cares noth
ing for any custom Unit does not Jur.
ll!' Itself lo him i-innpletelv. or lor
any man or ,.i ,if men, friend or foe.
lll.'it would try to pinuiade him olliei -
wise ilian toward the b, st puhlli In
I teres! He Is 1101 liiexiiedleni. He
doesn't siand up so straight thai he
, mils hackward. Ho will p!a. a Utile
politics when linn's the play. He has
I no halieds thai aie strung ruout'li to
iulhieuie hlui unduly, but ho doesn't
1 turn the olhel- i-htel;. He v. Ill lllld
I himself before Imp; iciiifionicd ! a
. virulent and resoiireelul oiipo.sltlon,
I but the opposition will llud lisell pitted
against a man who likes a light, who
! knows his i.ictlis scienilllnillv, who
j lias llie pieceilents of hisior at ids
I lougiie's end, who knows human 11a
I 1 niv. a 1 mullet will not 1 utile him In
the li.itu. He will -nil get mud. II 11
will IIUu. hut not in the bull-in ailed
rievi'laiid fashion to llie wieckine, of
"What do you think," I asked .1 sen
ator, 'what do vou think the people
will think of the president's habit or
consulting- iion-parllsans and so-called
rank outsiders as to political condi
tions In various sliiies'."'
"I think." ho replied, "that It's n
winning policy. The people like to see
the politicians swatted mid slummed
down hard. Tho pruplo like It, espo
chilly If they like the man who does
"How will p.uly men like It 7"
"All light so limj.' us 1 hi' president
does not swat the put t v, but sninshei
ut the machine. Tho surest way for
the president to secure another term
Is to go nl'ter tho machine and then ie.
train ii-inn making- one of his own. As
I see It now, the president's closest
friends and advisers aro men who
wouldn't know how to build a machine
If thev need It."
wwn. iht rutrtvei wj-Kxumaausi-niixjm
WILL, for the Holiday
if Two Dollars at our store,
One Large Bottle
Guaranteed to be
to the purchaser of goods to the amount
A Nogro Prayer.
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(oloiccl cli-jimi 10 It'nl in I'Uin, and tlii i llu
.ilr.d uliiili tlic liioiliiT hi IiIjlK uflnccl loi liU
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wjy iIduii lulttcoii hid I.ihij, un-i hUc kiifn .iy
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I1I111 1111 llie. li -111,1.1 Vu.
of Fine Old California Wine,
7 years oldL
This special sale commences Wednesday, Dec. 18, and continues until after the Holidays.
We first made this liberal offer three years ago in order to establish a family trade at our
store, 504 Lackawanna Avenue, and finding our efforts have been successful, and that
our customers appreciate this very liberal offer, we have decided to make it an annual af
fair and continue to present our patrons with a bottle of very fine Old California Wine
with every Two Dollar sale. This wine which we are going to give away is no Cheap
John stuff, but is a Fine Old California Wine, for which all wholesale dealers get 75 cents
a bottle, and if it is not just as we represent it, you may bring it back and we will give
you cash for it. Here are a few of our cut prices on Standard Goods :
Cabinet Whiskey at $1.:!0 licrgnllou.
Orient Kentucky Ryo nt SI. 50 per gallon. .
I'enwick Pennsylvania Rye at $1,S1) per gallon.
Maryland 4-Star l.ye at $2.00 per gallon.
(Ubson, made Spring IS01, eleven years old. at ,s',M0 per gallon.
Muckenheimer. made Spring of lSt)3, ten years old, at 2.;H) per gallon.
Carlisle Kentucky Whiskey, made Spring of IsO'i, ten years old, at ss'2.35 per gallon.
0. F. C, finest of all Kentucky Whiskies, all ages, made from Spring ISSO to 1S00, from $2.50 to $4.85
Iter gallon, according to age.
We also have a complete line of Brandies, Wines, Cordials, Cocktails, etc, at Reduced Prices,
504 Lackawanna Avenue, 5cranton.
Second Door from Washington Avenue,
HAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROHPT ATTENTION.