The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 09, 1902, Page 4, Image 4

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lication, by the vrlter's real name',
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Ilati' for C'l.iHflpil Advert Minr. fmiiNlicil nn
In spite of the efforts of yellow pap
ers and labor agitators, Porto Itlco
Booms to have entered uppn a Reason of
pence unil prosperity that bids fair to
be lasting.
Roosevelt and Schley.
AInrOCGH In the event that
the pieMdent, after a careful
. review of the points In
the Schley Ineiulry by the de
partment of justice, should sustain the
original finding there would bo no rea
son to expect that he would not be ns
heavily plastered with detraction by
Schley's friends as those of Schley's
brother officers have been who, alter
nn open hearing, have conscientiously
rendered their Judgment, he has, It
seems, consented to order such it re
view to be made, thus once more
throwing open a controversy that
should long ago have been closed.
In so doing the president has acted
against the advice- of many of his best
advisers. Yet If in his judgment there
is the slightest shade of doubt as to
the justice of the verdict, it weie better
that he should give Schley the benefit
of it and exhaust the possibilities of
inquiry than that the public should
suspect his administration of bias, lie
is a student of naval subjects, a former
assistant secietary of the navy and a
man whose sense of fair play will
hardly be questioned by more than a
small number of the people. He
knows the bureau chiefs who aie ac
cused of having engineered a "set up"
against Schley; he knows most of the
officers -whose testimony llgnred in the
inquiry; and he knows both Samp
son and Schley. When ho shall have
reached a conclusion in tills matter it
will be flnal and theie will be no power
in the government strong enough to
overturn It, and no considerable force
in public opinion desirous of further
prolonging the deplorable quarrel.
Those who argue that taking this
step will Injure President Roosevelt
politically overlook that the secret of
his hold upon public confidence is In
the courage he has show n in the per
formance of what in every sphere of
his official activities has seemed to him
to bo his duly. As comm.inder-ln-chlef
of the army and navy he is the
high court of last appeal In matters
both military and naval; and it is fair
that no appellant who has the shadow
or a ground for an appeal should !
denied a hearing. Having asked for
such a healing, Schley has been grunt
ed it and must abide Its outcome.
There Is no doubt in oar mind as to
what Unit outcome will be.
liberty Hell lecelves as much hom
age on its tour through the .South as
the candidate who can make a rear car
platform speech.
Protection Against Panics,
A MJff banking bill just Intro-
f duced by Itepiesentatlvc
jE Pugslcy of Xew York Is like
ly to attract considerable at
tention by leason of the novel method
It employs to protect and support com
mercial credit In times of stringency,
Its central feature Is the proposition
that a general clearing house for all
hanks, both national and state, he au
thorized and legally safeguarded In
each state. Through this clearing
house cadi bank In the association
would bo authorized to Issue certifi
cates of credit to the extent of 75 per
cent, of its capitalization, these cer
tificates to bo printed under the super
vision of the controller of the currency
and to be duly cei titled by htm.
"By this sj stein," says tip" Wash
ington correspondent of the Now Yoik
Tribune, "different functions arc be
stowed on clearing houses than can be
safely pb'saessfcel by commercial banks.
Clearing houses are one remove further
away from tho business community,
with their urgent appeals, thun are
popular banks, and their action, there
fore, should be mow conservative In
the ipmbVt'qnt matter of the Issue of
currency. At the s.nne time they arc
so closely connected with commercial
banks that they can be appealed to
and make Instant response In case of
need, It Is contended that by the In
corporation of clearing houses under a
federal law with these special func
tions,. ., banking system Is constituted
thatj'ls co-operative instead of competi
tive, expansive In case of need Instead
of restrictive, and forced liquidation
nnd panic are avoided. The clearing; tho country would thus Tie
brought Into the closest relations with
all commercial banks, and those relu.
tlonwould' be H'lrldtly defined by law,
which Is no, now the case. This union
of hl'&her and lower financial Instltu-tlons-tunder
the supervision of the fed
eral government would constitute! a
true national bunking system, it Is be
lleve'd that the system would result In
sustaining and prracli)g commercial
credit even under tlie 'severest strain."
In a sense, this measure-is jipjtlte di
rection of the recent suggestion of
Secretary Quge that bunks bo per
mitted tu federate for mutual support.
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There can be little doubt that this will
bo the ultimate solution of the prob
lem, which now It unsatisfactory by
reason of the tack of facilities for
promptly relieving stringency In credit
In tijttiw of panic. Iblt It Is likely to
bo some time before public opinion will
be In tt temper to tolerate the sugges
tion of asset currency utinttpporlcd by
governmolit-held collateral.
A decision of court In Chicago holds
that the chlirgo of $175 u your for tele
phone service1 exacted In that city con
trary to Hie clly ordinance, which
limits the cliargo to $ll!5, In excessive
and unlawful mid need not be paid.
Thanks largely to Scrnntoit enterprise,
oven $123 a year for 'phone service
need not long be paid by the people of
Chicago. The new company, In which
local capital is Interested, expects to
glvo good service und earn u fair profit
nt a charge not to exceed $S5 a year.
An Admirable Pension Plan.
DKTAILS nf the pension plan
recently announced by the
American Steel und Wire
company have been re
ceived. They are more liberal than
appeared hi the curlier dispatches.
They constitute a notable forward step
In the development of more harmon
ious relations between employers and
All who lutc been In the employ of
the company for ten years continuous
ly are eligible to its benefits. All em
ployes who have attained the age of
C." years are to be retired, though an
employe G." years of age can obtain
permission through recommendation of
the manager to continue for a longer
service. ( liy continuous service is
meant service not interrupted nt any
one time for more than six months.
Those who are discharged from the
service of the company for cause or
who voluntarily leave its employ and
subsequently return, after an interval
exceeding six months, have no part In
Hie pension system.
The pension allowances are upon the
following basis: For each year of ser
vice an allowance of one per cent, of
tho average monthly pay received for
the ten years preceding retirement Is
made. To Illustrate: If an employe
has been In the service of the com
pany for forty years and has received
on mi average for the last ten years
?."i0 a month regular wages, his pension
allowance would be forty per cent, of
$50, or $20 a month. Once allowed,
the pension is for life except when for
feited for gross misbehavior. In one
point this pension system Is more lib
eral than many hitherto devised. It
allows the pensioner to engage in any
other enterprise "differing distinctly
in character and scope fiom his for
mer employment" without penalty of
forfeiture. Pensions arc non-assignable
and are payable to the benellciary
or to his duly qualified agent only.
A corielative feature is that no in
experienced person over thirty-five
years, and no experienced person over
forty-five yeais of age is hereafter to
be taken Into tho service of the com
pany. Persons beyond such age limit
may be taken Into the company's ser
vice temporarily, but shall have no
claim to pension. With the approval
of the boaid which Is to administer
the pension plan persons may be em
ployed Indefinitely, irrespective of age
limit, if the services lcquired aie pro
fessional or otherwise specitil in their
nature. The company is at pains to
make clear that the entire project is
a voluntary concession on Us putt and
not a contract binding it to keep ob
jectionable men In its employ, or es
tablishing legal claims which would
interfere w ith the eillclent conduct of
its business.
Altogether more than 0,000 men will
benefit by this move; men many of
whom are working along from day to
day without making provision for the
inevitable "rainy dny." It might bo
argued that it is not the place of the
employer to exeicise in the behalf of
the employe that foresight which he is
unwilling to exercise for himself. But
this Is an unkind argument. It may
well be counted a Judicious part of tho
employer's concern to piovlde n fund
offsetting the wear and tear of his la
bor, similar to the charge made for de
preciation of plant. Nothing, in our
judgment, is more certain than that
In tho next decade groat advances will
be made in the direction of humaniz
ing the industry of our country.
As soon as President ltoosevelt's
opinion has been filed, the Schley case
ought to be adjourned sine die,
An Experiment That Pays.
OUT IN Pittsburg Is an estab
lishment known throughout
the world Helnz's pickle
plant. It Is a monument to
honest dealing. Intelligent advertising
and liberal treatment of employes. The
other day In Pittsburg a convention
was held of tho many hundred hustling
men employed throughout the civilized
world to make known tho virtues of
Helnz's pickles; und In a speech be
fore this gathering Howard C. Heinz, a
member of the firm, told .something
about how he ami his colleagues get
along with their-.employes.
Twenty-flvo yeais ago, when the firm
was a good deal poorer than It Is to
day, It established tho custom of giv
ing a present to every employe on
Christmas dav. While not In itself a
great matter, It was Indicative of a
kindly feeling which has developed
with tho passing years. Sluco then
sewing and cooking classes have been
formed, the firm supplying the equip
ment and teachers and tho employes
wishing Instruction furulshlnjr their
own material. In tho men's dining
room u cook and manuger are supplied
at actual cost; In tho girls' dining
room coffee Is funilslieil at cost, while
tho profit from the other articles of
food sold Is turned over to a beneficial
fund; cli easing rooms and neat uni
forms nie.piovlded for nil tho em
ployes; nn annual outing in some
pleasant giovo is given to all; in the
summer u wagonette is furnished to
take the girls for drives in the paiks;
roof gardens with uwnlugs have been
established; lectures are given during
the lunch hour, and entertainments und
socials are provided during the week,
, In other words, while nothing has
been done to veukeu the selfrespect of
tho employes, everything within reason
linn been done to mnlto the conditions
and surroundings of employment as
pleasant and iitlruoltvo ns possible.
Tho firm evidently believes that money
ntid ,tlmo devoted to developing feel
ings of mutual good will between It
self and Its employes nro not wasted.
On the continry, the testimony of Mr.
Helm? Ir that n direct benefit In more
willing service can be traced from
these efforts of the firm to ptove that
It looks upon Its employes with the eye
of friendly Interest.
When wild-eyed labor agitation shall
generally have given place to Intelli
gent leadership of the working hosts,
this kind of relationship between em
ployers and the employed will not be
uncommon In this country. On tho
contrary, It will bo uncommon for un
employer to be Indifferent to tho just
Interests of his employes, us It will bo
unctfiuinon for those who enrn their
bread In an employer's mine, mill or
shop to feel Hint It Is tho proper thing
to plan how to make It as( difficult as
possible for him to conduct his business
at u profit.
Uecause Dr. Schaeffer, the state su
perintendent of public Instruction, In
his report for KiOl speaks commendlng
ly of State Treasurer Harnett for his
prompt payment among the various
districts of tho stulo school appropria
tion, the Wnnamaker family organ in
timates that the doctor is crooked.
That Is Wunainakerlsm for you.
The Tribune acknowledges its re
ceipt, through the courtesy of Major
Isaac IT, Brown, now deputy secretary
of internal affairs and likely, It Is be
lieved, soon to become chief of that de
partment, of a copy of the official rail
way map of Pennsylvania, a document
valuable for reference purposes.
The chaplain of the senate the other
day broke all precedents by praying
for the newspaper correspondents.
Some of them need It.
Officials of the old reliable "Pennsy"
stop counting dividends long enough to
annex a small railroad or two every
few days.
The spectacular exhibition ut the
gates of the Forbidden City certainly
hurt a well organized chorus.
"I icil.uu ,nuM lie inleipMeil in a sootl joKo
'bout Itnbcil JliiiiM," f.iid Hie tomlucior of the
hollo 1.11. "If a liunl new htoiy vliicli I
(Hold on llicic till Hie car .lops won't ,ou
h'onie o' thet fool people ulin ijde on MieeL
cjis don't Know enough to c.iuy h.iy to a blind
lioise!) Well, tall.iu' 'bout limn-. one d.iy he
.n e.lted in u t.oein lien (Tin nei'i alloy!
Stand out the u,,, and let the litly p.n!)
Will, in 1 i a .-.i.wnn', tht-i Holicit lhnns the
poet, was hiiu' a good nine fn the luveni, and
was ju-t about to (Look out, tlioiel Tint
dinned tinllei's oil ,irtjIii! Smith Mieel!) Itob
eit 1111111., i-ealed in the same lauin I was
liilklii' 'bout, suddenly Iwinl (Jit lool; at that
niCKor ucmilin1 up then- wbeic he Knows ho has
no bu-iuo-sl I.'a-y Mieit! All oft for J'.i-j !)"
"I get otr heie," 1 !-aid: "I'll h,ie to heir
(he le-t of that limns sloi.y some other time."
Xet morr.insr I w.ijl.ild lib. ear.
"ll's in theie," 1 1 Mid, hamlin; me a litter.
"It's tlie only way 1 rouhl finbh it. A Iiteraiy
man don't stand no at all on a tudley
cai "Atlanta t'on-tilulioi:.
Theie N a leit.iiu (treat man heie in town who
hates nothing; ipiUe m much as answeiins pei ipie-tions. lie dined out on .one leeent
octa-don, and the yuet of honor a an ling;-Ih-hwnmiu
who is Idled with the heenc-l and
ino-t Ineniiimly espie-'td inkiest in Amuiun
ami AiiK'i li .in-.
"1 flml jou pci fully win. del fill our heie,"
i-aid she betwieu the i-alad and the deceit. "Toe
Ihes of jour piominent men lead like
Your poor bo..s slow up to be million i'.ie.s and
your pieat men hae had the most exhauidinaty
hcKlnuiugfc. One of Jim presidents, I am told,
was ailuallj" a buliher, and the fattier of a
newly-mide I'lencii piim.(s was a lailoi. Now
.ion, Sir. Blank," tninini? milinsly to the
jarat man at her illiow, "1 am Mile join hi.
fmy muit be niosl inti i est ins;, bo please, tell
me, at whal did jou liixin lite"
The Rieat mm Mated nl her in disapproval.
".Madam," bo paid, "I besran life as a baby,"
Waj-hlnnlon l'o-l.
At tlie distiibiitloii of pilres at the National
1'ieuih Soiiely of Teiupei.inie, Ur, l'hllheit,
KpeaKiuir of the i.ii.iki'S of aUoholl-m in I'l.ime,
mentioned that in a Ullage of I .'22 J Inhabitants
in liiittany theie weie 11 public house., lkuh
Inhabitant lon-umoil (I) pints of tplilks and 1 7 V 1
pints of wine, idei and lnvr, Ot eu'iy bundled
ihinks cii eil on u silien daj Sundiy, October
'Jl last 21 weie eau-de-vie (,1'iaudy distilled from
cider), II biaudy, 1J I urn, i absinthe and the
lest bier, wine or eulei. The lesiilt is that the
lililli late i- tlatloii.ii, .10 per cent, of the
chlldieu die befoie I'ley arc tienty, und baiely
more than twehe valid cnmulpU aie futulshed
eeiy eai. I ma mention, that thu Ullage ot
Mailly Slailllet, in tlie department ot the Sonne,
Kites points to the doc loir, in tlie matter of
diinKlnir s-hoi. 'lho lllasu nimibcis 800 per.
win.", iii public hoiws, 2 Incwiiles and ii tils-tillrile-..
It Is pu.bably a icionl. I'ails belter
in the London i:pii's.
Tor The Tiibune.
Stialglit up and down, (he giay mcks fiuun;
lletwi't'ii (lie 1 lills tbe biool; dotli rou;
With splutter and tplath, and gleam and Il.ih,
Out 011 the bank my u.ileii pour.
When the toifsi giay ttietihul tar away,
With optnlngs scant and i.ur;
And the movy giounil gave bail; 110 sound
To the Head of wolf and In. 11;
Ihe the beech and oak had felt his stloke,
()i the woodman's u had heaid;
When the unly touiul the echoes found,
Was tbe lall of bea or blidi
Or the wlil-pciing bieiu thniugli (ho leiiy trees,
Or (lie Milieu wild biook'a noUy How;
Or (ho sullen jar of (he cataract far,
As it sinoto tlio locks below.
Then came the Hist 10 quern h hl thlrUt
With my vvatcis told and cleai,
A foi cot child, 1111 Indian wild,
Chasing the timid deci.
Hut, oh! lho change how uuinliuu? slraiue
Would Hut Indian Imulci ken,
If ho rould lime back to seek the tiack
Of thu led ilci-r up Ihe glen.
When- (lie U'ld.iut wood, in lis grandeur nood,
He would find u clly vut;
And foigc and mill, that ucvei arc still; '
And the furnace's fleiy blat;
And tho naiiovr trail of the lion call,
Winding along like a etukc;
And tho hUslug steam; and the engine's scream,
Ami tho giind ot wheel und lnake;
And the noisu and hum, that .doth ever tome
Wliero bus' tlimu-aiiJj tlcud;
The clang of steel and Ihe whlirlnsf wheel
And the glow of (lie) lues led;
And the only tiling, would bet (lie spring,
(lushing out of (lie oeU ot giay,
That would not be stiangc or show some change
Since the jeara (hat hava parsed away,
And hoU of men have tiod lho glen,
Hut none have passed me by
They pause and f)uatt thu sparkling draught
'ihat I to 110110 deny,
llutlj night and day my waters play,
Sly voice is nevir still,
'illd bummer'! glow and Winter's snow,
My uilsdvii I fulfill.
T lllllli: dlcil In etilcmto the otlitr day, at
the age of M ear, a man who, If half of
wlnij Is told of hlui In a nkclcli in the
New Voik Sim it line, utioulil Inile flu.
Hied ns the tential flgmo In 11 "lilatorle.ll"
lioiet. (.'cncral Thoiii.n lfoer Minuter Sinn.
Itrry wo hlx name, and llil, lolil tnincwlut dis
connectedly, I, the VJ, fory 0f ,., fe!
Tho Keneral'd Kiuiulmothcr, Sophia Anker
Mroin, and the rest of the family were drltcn
out of Sweden because Hopul.i'n Hint couln
killed tlustaf HI at a manqucrade lull, The
AhkeuilroMH went to t'lmstn, wheie Sophia, n
fainom .SwcdMi beauly, became the morganatic
wife of Kltior I'rrdcrlck William II, aecoulliiB to
the papers- of the lato (lineral Murntery, who al
Mi boasted of his Ifohriis-ollcin blood, Sophia's
daughter by the kins was (Jcnrial Slumlcr'
mother. Ills father wan n nanlh iijblcninii
whrwo Irish amelom had lied fiom Ireland after
the battle of the Itoyne. The name bef.ire the
flight vm Munster. 'J lie father was dcpilied of
Ids place at the DanWi com t bccauo of a duel,
and waa made gotcinor ot Santa Cmz. lie left
In 1912 anil with Ids wife camo to the Hulled
States, Two jcara later the boy Thomu w.111
hoin In llaltimore. When ho was 0 jean old
the family went to Denmaik.
At the age of V, Thomas Munsleiy really be
(tan Ids own life of advcntiite. He went Into
tlie II111M1 naiy und seued for tlnre cais.
While In port at Hlo do Janeiro he killed Ida
flrat man, u negio, who had lnulted him. After
IiIji ivei aeiilio he went to Stockholm, wheie he
became the pupil of Dr. Lingo, the Imenlor'of
tho Swedish a) tent of manage, t'lider I.lngc'a
huh action he beiamc an expert Bwmdamali and
a tlnmplnn "1.(10113 man." He went In St.
I'eleisbiug whin he was 22 yeais old as fencing
master and commander of the body guaiil of the
Guild Duke (,'ouitautlue. He fought all lumcis
theie, tin lading the nlhljineii fiom beyond the
bonder, for the amusement ot the court, and a
pahne and tieaure wire glicti to htm. The boy
Irom lliltlmoie was getting along la the woild
famously, when he unlortuiiaiely consented to
help his chum, Ivan Orloll, olope with a lady
of the court. He was eiied for and went
back" to Copenhagen without a ruble. Hut ho
gambled as well as he fought, ami foon made
enough of a foitune to go to Deillii and ilulm
a commission in the army on account of his
Itoliciitollem blood. The stoiy nf his parentage
was not leltshcd at (he mini, so he was put in
prison at Sindau. He neier knew bow he got
out of that sciape, but thought that It was be
caiwe bis mother pleaded for I1I111,
Ills flr-t adienttue after getting out of Jail
was to fill In loie with a woman whom another
man loved. The other man w.n CfTarles Hansen,
a Tlanlali nobleman. They fought, and Hansen
was kllli'd. Slumtciy foigot tlie woman, bul
lied to this (oiiuti and got into Ihe United
Males n.n. He taw some teriltc and m then
put in the naval hospital at I'oiUnioutli, N. II.,
for lepalis. 'J hat tamed I1I111 for awhile, ..nil he
tried to sell cigais in Philadelphia, but he
smoked moie than he i-old and his MwntU and
l,uin weie gelling nisty. He was hungry for a
light and bullied oil to Nleaiagiu, wheie he got
several. He sened theie hi .seieial leiolutlois,
but could niU't leniembcr on what silo he
fought. Nor I'ould lie leniembcr tlie number of
his wounds ,- the numbir of men he killed in
haud'lo-h.ind lumbal. They weie nmneious.
I'loin Me.nagiia lie went In Cuba with Nar-
ci.sco l.opc, thence to the United States ef Co
lombia, wheie he fomeht for (lie dictatoi, Jde
Slaila Slello. To sai; his neik he iti'jped to
New Yoil; and in 1S.TJ went back to Copenhagen,
whole he Happened to be in the nick of time to
srnc (he bp.mUh cbaige il'aftalics in an allalr
of honor. The Spaniaid sent him to Madrid,
wheie lie fought for Hie euteilalumcut of loyal
IMitoi- of The Tiibuni
Sir: lieet Migar inteie-ls in tin"-, lountiy un
glowing. Our consumption of itupoitetl bUgir
In I'.JUl was 2,j0,O0O,OOO pounds mole Hun 1;;!),
(he highest previous ear; but, in spite of the
alleged evil vva.vs of the fo-iallcd eiisar tnist,
we pay out $8,000,01X1 li-.s foi the incua-ed quill
tity. Southuu Infeicots an- pro-p.uing under lie
publlian polkics as never befoic.V few" .veals
ago Ihe town of High Point, N. C, was prac
tically unknown. Now it is called the (band
Kaplilb of the south, having tweiily.ive finiii
tme factoiiea with 7J0,00 capital. Hi popula
tion baa lucieaicd fiom 500 lo U,0W.
hast e.n'a businos of tho c.xpiess companies
was the laigct in their lilstoiy. 'the Wells
l'argo conipary p. id an elra dividend of two
per cent., unking eight pei cent, for the car.
The Philadelphia and Hne raihoad bis de
flated .1 dividend of two pir cent, 'ibis is its
Hist dividend for tcveial C.ij.
Ill 1SJ7 the llioadway Tubeiiucle, New Yoik
city, kite was bought by tlie ilimrli for TS,000.
Now it lias been uold for tfl .300,0'K), u piofit of
Hven W. J, Iiian shired last car in our
Miunil money piopoiily to the evttnt of s'tO.OOO
piotlts fiom lila newspaper. Had his so-called
policy tiiumphed in 18011 or 1900 there would
not have been enough people witli the neeesoiiy
gold dollar.s uble or willing to buy llm 100,000
liicnlatiou. Hcpublieanh-m piotecta its encuiica
even against themselves.
'ilidsu nf us who have pro-llocr piejudlees
i-hould not lose sight of the fact Ihat sinie tlie
South Aifiean war began wo have itceived M2,
(Vlo,000 of (heat lliilaln'n money for hoi-es and
mules alo'ie,
l'rancu is palling hcrielt on the back for being
Teaching Respect for Old Dogs,
In a ci'ilaiu sklimMi an oflleer got a slight
Biralcli on lho leg. The wound was .1 matter of
glial gloiy to him, and he uuiacd it lluough af
ter da, glowing lamer witli every fear lint
(he menior of his bravely might pass out ot
One day, lale in life, as ho sit musing Ills
leg and pondeiing the gloilous past, a oung
nun visiting thei family for the lust lime ap
pioathed, and sinpitbellcally iciuaiKed;
"Lame, Colonels"
"Vcc, sir," after a pause, and with iuevpres
slide solemnity; "I am lame."
"neen ildliig, sir!"
"No" with lebnKlng steinness "I have not
breii tiding."
"A slip down on the pavement"
'No, sir." witli actual feiotity.
"I'etlups then, jou liavo tpiaini'd iiir
ankle, sh!"
With a painful slowness, Ihe old man lifted
his pet leg in both hand, set it laicfully down
upon lho floor, 10-e slowly fiom Ids chair, and
looking down en ll.o unfoitunate joutb vvlih
iniiiglrd pity and v.iath, buist foitli in tlie
slbllmlty of lage;
"(lo and lead the hUtoiy of cm louuliy, ou
lonfniiiided oung pupp !" Tlie Iteglliicut.
The Horse Blew Tirst.
An I1M1 boru owner vvluse hoiso had beui
prioiiibcil for by a vcleilnary tiugeoit ran Into
the lattci's cfllii', and, with teats in Ids ces and
his faio thu "pit (me of bady luck," tiled: "Oh,
Sir. Slorlaity, I'm pooily, Thu powdhei'a kilt
me entirely!"
"The povvdei!" eiied Sfr. Sloilaiiy. "Why, I
didn't tell you to take thf powder. O told ou
to plate It in a paper tube ami put one end in
the horse's mouth anil blow haul."
"Vet, soil"," cileil J'at, "l put the povvdhcr
In the thube, and 1 put the cud of it in the
Iwims's mouth, with (he other rnil in my own,
but, begoua, he blew Hist," London Answers.
Newly Married P
She was newly mauled, tii.d did not know 1
little bit about cither housekeeping cr shopping,
and she was giving her Ihst cider, It was u
crusher; but the grocer was a clever man, and
was used co all kinds ot oidcis and could inter
pret them easily.
"I want two pounds of paraljzcd sugar," ho
began, witli u businesslike air,
"Vivs'in. An thing clj?'' '
Outline Studies of Human Nature
ly mid became a court faiorlte, with much
gold, The governiiifiil Kent lilm let Cuba to
teach tho KolilieM Ihcro how lo no their sworils
and baoneli. He lauded at I'liciln l'rlnclpc
Just 111 time lo get Into a game of lnontc nt
the place, It wan a lean day. Minister" lost
all of Ids Sp.iiiUli gold on a queen. That was
the nciciilli fortune he had lot. lie had loic
affairs and duets In Cuba, rl lotirse, but wn
finally illnabled by Ihe licachery'ot a bailier
whom he had hired lo bleed him for 11 fcier, Tile
liaiber was the agent ot a that duellist, and he
cut a tendon In Sltnislery'i! swonl arm, The
general cured that, so ho ulivajn told his frlend.1
later In life, by the Irlcki In in.iage lie had
Teamed from Dr. Unite. As wion ns he lias able
to lluiwt and lunge once moie lie got logelhfr a
Immt of fifty-four mlvcntuicr and went to Hon
tluias to take pari In a levolullon. They wetc
all raptured and Slunslcry was put In a jallard
Willi eight men lo guard hlni. The oltlter who
posted the guard didn't know Slnnslery or he'd
have left a battalion, Tlie general, kilted thicc of
the eight, broke the baonets of three more and
two ran away.
He was about to leave the tountiy when 1'icsi
dent (luardiola, a -Mctl.o Indian, heard of the ex
ploit In the Jall.ianl anil made him it gen
eral and a favoilte to ehow hi gratitude.
Minister- fought the "ationg man" of Honduras
with Toledo blades before an audlente of 20,ouo
folU and won, The plain people rooted for the
native stiong man and bet 8,000 copper dollars
on him, all theie weie In the countiy, and lost.
The followers of the piesldent got the copper.
That gae Otiaidlol.i Ida long-sought oppoilunlty
of retiring the copper and lefonnlng (ho cur
rency. Nothing In Ilonilin.11 watt too Hood (or
Munsteiy after (hat, until lie began In think too
much of Hie piesidcnt's wife. Then he was ten
tenced to fight a bull in the iucn.1. He had a
week lo prepare for tlie fray. Willi the aid nf
an Aineiic.m friend. Dr. Wells, Slunslcry bought
sis bulls at ff2 each and went Into the country
to pmtllee flic matador death ttroke. He killed
a bull a day in lialning, and (hen won the big
light In the niena against a bull with filed bonis,
and that after all the picadoies and bandeiillcioa
had ile-erled hlui. Dr. Wells emptied tlneo bl
shooters Inln the air for Joy without leaving his
eat and died of ilellilum lirmens four daS later
while still celebrating- Sluii'ter's ktoiy.
lint (iuiidlola was Mill Jealous. He sent Shin
slery (o light a wild tribe on ihe fiontlrr. Stun
steiy was captuicd and tied lo a tiee over night
to be biitchcied in the moining. One of the
tiibe. who had been Mlet to the late Dr. SVclls,
cut the thongs and Sliuisteiy escaped to the
1 her. He Jumped In and went over a cataract
without injur. Then be nude his way to San
Salvador, wheie lie became bo popular that Or
al do Ilarrlos, from Jealousy, condemned him to
death. Slunsleiy escaped with twelve followeis
to Chiapas, wheie he was made chief of cavaliy
in a war against Sllramon and Ortega. He wj
ficpaiatcd fiom his uicii in .1 sKliml-h and had to
fight alone against ten of Hie enemy, lie killed
Lliciu all and got taOU.OOO woitli of Oitega's
stolen ticasure, which .10 hid. That was his lat
leal tight. One of the ten men wounded I1I111 EO
teiiously that Slunsleiy came to this country and
ficttlcil in Chicago as a niittio d'aiiiies. 1'ioni
time to lime he needed (hat hidden gold, but
couldn't find his maps.
In Chicago (he old 1 ampaignei'.s tjietlulty was
lialning actois foi hwoid play on the htagc.
Among his pupils weie rollout, (ho elder Daien
pnit, .luniiis Ilrulas lloolh, Kdwin Booth and
Fiancis Wilson. The Rincial'a only motto was:
"He who lives by the hwoid lives long." He was
S3 when he died and lie had a full bead nf his
own hair and all of his own teeth. He was s!
feel tall and weighed 100 pound-, lie .smoked
twenty cigats a day and never iuiecd a diink.
able to float a loan at par, while we :11c having
a vvoild of double (0 pievent our sniplus getting
Kugcr. In-lead of incieasing laes (0 pay In
ci eased inleiest we have to 1 educe ta;.es to ke"p
ilown our revenues. w
The fiscal ear 1002 v. ill give u- a tieaaiiry .sur
plus of ,S100,000,000, besides whieli we, Hie peo
ple, have 'ri.OOO.OOO.OOO lo our ciedit 111 the
nalional banks i.nd .SOO.OOO.OIIO hi (he tavinga
"Today Uncle S.,m's cicdlt i.s such (hat le
could boiiow- a billion at (wo pel ecnl. Hut
Untie Sam is not hollowing in piotection times,
He is buing bis own bonds, canceling his debt
and lcdiicing his InbMost chaigeo." American
Secietary Cage's annual leport shows that lie
publican policies have decreased the public debt,
piinclpal and inleiest, by $110,370,870. In a
tingle jear the annual inleiest cliargo has been
icdiiced fiom 'flO.OOO.OOO lo .2S,000,000 (.after a
vvai), yet Sir. Cleveland, in times of peace, had
to bou on $262,v00,000 nt four and five per cent.
In coutiast with (he piospeilty uf our coal
legions we may nolo tliat the wages of the South
Wales mineis aie teven and one-half per cent,
levs than last car.
Thu net earnings of our laihoads foi die fiscal
year ended June 110, 1001, were :-,'j,r.,000,000, cr
?:!J,000,000 in c.ce.a of 1000. Tho dividends paid
were $121,000,000, or iJtS.OOO.OOO incieae.
'lho west is ttlll complaining loudly of Ihe
shoitagc of cats and of coal, civvlny to the un
piccc'dcntcd heavy demand for both.
Tho foregoing is most encomaging, but we
have now ie:chcd the point vvbeie care should
mark each step, "left we loigct" ourselves and
bciome reckless, Veiy truly youi.s,
Walter J, Itallaid,
Schenectady, N. V., Jan. S.
"Two tins of tondenined milk."
Ho set down pulvriied tugav and condense.
"Ail) tiling moie, nia'ami"
"A bag of fiesli silt. He sine 11 is flesh."
"Ves'm. What iicMS"
"A pound of clesi'iiated codilsh.".
He wrote, glibly, "desiccated eod,"
"Nothing moie, ma'am? We have some- nlie
hoise-radUi just In,"
"No," she said, "it would be of no ue lo us;
we don't keep a horse."
Then the giocci" sit down and (.imud himself
with a patent washboaid, although thu tern
pcialuie was neaily fleeting, TiMMU
The Proof Was Sufficient.
A convict at a 1'ieucli penal settlement whu
was uiulcigolntf a life eciiteiue deslied to nuiry
a female convict, suih uuiiages being of com
mon otcuireiuc The govcinor of thu totally
ofleied no objection, but tho pilot proceeded to
tmn-c.amlno tho nloi,er.
"Hid )ou not many In rianeel" he .itU-il,
"And your wife Is deadl"
"Sho is."
"Have )ou any docnmi'iit to show 'that she Is
"Then I must decline to many oii. Von
imiat pioduco tonio pioof that our wfe is dead."
Theie was a paue, and tho biide-prospccthc
looked at the would-be gioom,
flu illy he said: "I tan piove that my foimcr
wife is dead."
"How will jou do so?"
"I was sent heio for killing lur,"
The bi hlo accepted liiui notvvltlistandlng. Hdln
biugli Scotsman,
Anchor Was Coming,
It happened that he had never been on boaid
a boat, but he had un aching longing lo tide
hu bounding1 billons. Ho sailed 011 boaid a
whaler, ami was leaaning over iht- stein tail,
making; a minute twain in it ton of (lit- atlaiillc
ocean, when the captain thoultd;
"Heave up that author?"
'Ihe landlubber ju.-t then saw somethlu;; iiuu
estlng in the Ueptlu,
"Hey, theifl Aie )ou gobifj; to heave up
that anchor?" angrily demanded tho captain.
"I think I am, sir," replied lho new one,
clutching his cst convulsively; "1 think it's
toniin' up new, sir," Deliver Times.
1902 Money Saving Sale
Is now on. With every pair of our
Feel ftutl Henlth SrVvlng Shoes you
get n shoo Bhlnei' free.
200 pairs of Men's Double Soled,
Vlci Kid and Box Calf Shoes,, worth
$2,00. Our 1902 Cash .
i'rlce , $ 1 ,40
200 pairs of Youths' Vlci KIJI
patent tips, worth $f.oo. -
Our 1902 Cash Price .... OUC
100 pairs of Youths' and Hoys'
Legglns, mixed lots, not all sixes in
every lot, but the size you need In
some of the lots, worth -.
J5 1.25 Our 1902 Cash Price OUC
100 pairs of Men's Solid Tap Boots
all sizes, worth $1.50 to 82.50.
Our 1902 Cash
Price $1.00
loo pairs of Men's Solid Tapped
Soled Shoes, lace and Blucher,
worth $1.25. Our 1902
Cash Prico 90C
100 pflirs Ladies' Vici Kid button
and lace Shoes worth $1.00 to
$1.25. Our 1902 Cash
Price 75c
200 pairs Misses and Children's
Vici Kid School Shoes, worth 75c
to Si. 00. Our 1902 Cash
Price 50C
Mixed lot of Ladies' Dress and
Fancy Slippers, toe a little bit nar
row, worth $1.00 to $1.50.
Our 1902 Cash Price 50C
You can see by tho above list that
very littlo cash is required to pur
chase good reliable nnd honest foot
wnre. Lewis & Reillv, w,.ilV"..i.
Hill & Connell's
There can be no more
appropriate gift than one
of the following Iims, all
of which are marked in
plain figures:
Wrltlns I)e-Ks,
Diessincr Table;,
Taney Tables,
Chcval eJla'i'.cs
Parlor Cabinet",
Music Cabinets,
C'liiio Cabinets,
Pool; Cafe,
llui rhs
Work Tables,
K.isy Chain,
(lilt Chalm.
Inlaid Chairs,
Sliavine Stands,
Low prices and large
assortment to select from,
of well made and desir
able patterns.
Hill & Connell
121 2T. Washington Ave.
A Second-Class
City with a
First-Class Stock of
Suitable for
Wedding Gifts.
MercereaU & Connell,
132 Wyoming Aveune.
Out ilesS;
Sterling Silverware
Clocks, EfCi
Organized 1872.
Depositary of the United States.
Capital, $200,000 Surplus, . $550,000
Tlietitscnunt rate to depositors Is ,' par cent, per milium
Special attention slvcm to all auujuuts uliutlior Inr.'joi" s'niU.
Open tiuUiriUy evening h t.) H V clii c.
Tluee percont, lateroit pitlil on s.ivIiik dcpmiu.
inteii'st compouniloil .lummry Xst and .Inly nt.
HENRY BELIN, JR Vico Prosidont.
William Connell,
Henry Belin, Jr,,
ueo. a, uatiin,
Thomas H. Watkins,
V, B,
Are You a Lover
Of the Beautiful?
Da uu l-h lo Ii.iM' prctt) i itiii-, r We mil
bit plciteel p uhnw ou j-'olltalli' DijiuuiiJ
ltlm;, DIjiuuikI j ml IjiumuM Itlni;., DU
nioiul und Hub 1Ii,jj, IlLiinoiiil ami
Itlusx, DUuioiul a ml hiiipliiie- ltlii, Ilia,
inoiul ami Turiuoii ltlg. v will nun it
any ili'alrcil ioiuIjIiuiIoii to rulii.
E. Schim
317 Lackawanna ave.
Sale of Fine
Fine Cambric, Ntilnsook und Musljri
Undcrgiu'iueiHs ot superior worknian
Hlilp und beiiutlful llnlsh, sonic iliilntlly.
ti'linmed In nout nnrrow cnibroUlerlce,
others more cluborntc, In wide, rich
luces the kind that reflect the repu
tation of a store.
At this time of lho year great riuan
tltles of inferior crudes of Underwear
tire thrown uuon" the market und ad
vertised ut prices that nnneur cheap.
You don't find this class of merchan
dise here. We believe you do not care
to buy such.
AVe sell the finest crude Underwear
made. Our prices are the lowest pos
sible for this grade of work.
New line of lino French Lingerie and
Urldal SOts.
from lUc to $6.00
from 75c to 15.00
from 50c ta$4.'50.
from 25c $4.50
from OSc to $15.00
from 35c to $3.00
Special lot Children's
Drawers, made from good
quality fine muslin, nice
ly trimmed. Sizes from 2
years to 12 years. All at
tfne price 19c each.
510-512 Lnckaawnna Ave.
Gas Mantles,
Portable Lamps.
Kern Incandescent
Gas Lamp.
'i7)'d'o'ii renn avciihc. m
Allis-Chalmers Co
Successors to Machine Buslnqas qt
Dickson Manufacture Co., Scranton
and Wllltes-Barre, Pa.
Stationary Engines, Boilers, Mining
Machinery, Pumps,
James Arclibakl,
Luther Kollor,
J. Bonj. Dimmiok.
Jame3 L. Connell.
A Difference
There is as much difference in
Diamonds ag there is in human
faces, and not infrequently as
much hidden deception. When
you wish to buy a diamond come
to us. You can vcly upon our
judgment and representation.
E. Schimpff,
317 Lackawauna ave.