The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, January 24, 1902, Page 4, Image 4

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Contioller-KVAJ? It. MORRIS.
Election rcbuiary IS.
It begins to look an thoush the rc
ense of MIbs Stone and tho sale of
.he Danish West Indies would be ef
'ccted about the same time,
Where Uncle Sam Is Derelict.
w 'IBERALi provision should be
I made at this session of con-
1 gress for the retirement on
disability and maximum ser
vice pension of railway mall clerks.
Measures to this end have been be
fore congress heretofore; tills time
something: 3hould certainly be done.
Last year, of the total force of 9.1S2
men employed in this branch of the
postal service 7 were killed, C3 seriously
and 229 slightly Injured, making the
percentage of disability 3 1-n. Since
1877 no less than 124 railway mall
clerks have been killed, 1,110 seriously
and 1,916 slightly injured, or two full
regiments. Notwithstanding the in
crease of improvements looking to the
better protection of travelers by rail,
the number of accidents sustained in
this branch last year was the largest
on record; and under tho laws as they
stand at present all that the depart
ment can do for a gallant fellow In
jured in the line of duty is to continue
his pay for a maximum period of one
year. "Where he dies, leaving his
family destitute, no relief whatever is
The United States government has
tried to be and always should, be a
model ('employer. It should set o.n ex
ample in liberal and humane treat
ment of faithful and efllcient employes
who wear out or are disabled In its
.service. Yet in the matter of the rail
way mail clerks the government is
behind the standard prevalent among
tho more progressive private employ
ers of labor. Legislation to correct
this backwardness is before congress
and it should pass.
It is pleasing to note that Hon. Amos
Cummings occasionally realizes that
he is in bad company.
It Must Be Paced.
IT IS sincerely to be hoped that
Representative Crumpacker will
be successful in bringing to a
vote his resolution requesting the
census committee to report a bill
amending the apportionment act
passed last congress so as to provide
for a reduction of representation in
cqngresa from states whore voters are
disfranchised by state constitutions
tind laws. The policy aimed at in this
resolution Is In strict conformity with
the constitution of the United States;
In fact, it is a policy specifically en
joined by the constitution in these
words t
"When tho right to vote at any
election for the choice of electors for
president and vice-president of tho
United States, representatives in con
gress, the executive and judicial of
ficers of a state, or the members of
the legislature thereof, is denied to
any of the male inhabitants of such
state, being 21 years of age and citi
zens of the United Stntes, or in any
way abridged, except for participation
in rebellion or other cHmo, tho basis
of representation therein shall bo re
duced in the proportion which the
number of such male citizens shall
bear to the whole number of malo
citizens 21 years of age in such stute,"
It will be noted that there Is no
option to congress In this language.
The mandate of tho constitution is un
qualified. It 'can be disregarded only
by flagrant perfidy to the oath which
jriombers of congress take when ad
mitted to participate In its delibera
tions. Tho attempt to ignore it and to
try -to work by moral suasion on the
southern brother, In the chaotic hope
that, some day, In the fulness of human
enlightenment, he will bo moved to re
linquish the preponderant power now
exercised by him in nn arrangement
that makes one vote )n Mlssltsippl as
effective as seven in Pennsylvania, has
had eminent endorsement, but It has
never Impressed us us offering much
promise of success.
The-simple truth Is thut If the white
people of the Soutli wish to dlspenso
with the negro at the polls a pro
ceeding to which objection will de
crease In proportion to tho effort made
by Iho South to enable the bluck man
toflt4rmself for the suffrage In the
course of time they must be made to
solve this problem without expense to
the remaining portions of our country,
Very few Americans of candor- will
now hold that the expeilment of un
restricted negro suffrage has worked
out so well that 1t would prove a
national misfortune to havo educa
tional restrictions made general. The
point of dispute is not over the ques.
tlon of sifting the suffrage. It Is over
thie unfair and Indefensible effort of
Itirti of Slillwr on
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sovernl of tho Southern states to urc
nil the negroes of voting ngd for tho
purpose of gaining large representa
tion In congress and then by squint
eyed legislation denying the partlclpn
"tlon of this negro clement In' tlio selec
tion of the representation.
Knlr play Is all tho North nslts for
In-this matter; nnd we frankly con
fess that wo cannot sec how tho Re
publican party can afford to be con
tent wllh loss.
Interstate Commorcc.
OMK interesting nnd eiicour
ar.lng Information la con
tained In the fifteenth annual
report of the Interstate Com
merce commission, which Iiuh Just been
transmitted to congress covering the
fiscal year IfOl.
Returns of railways operating 192,1m
mllea of lino, or nearly Dt per cent, of
tho whole, show passenger earnings
amounting to $42(5,903,210 and freight
earnings of $1,1 14,740,770, making total
earnings of $1,57S,1GI,203 or $S,2U per
mile of line. The gross earnings for
1900 were $l,iS7,0i 1,814. The operating
expenses for 1901 amounted to $1,02.1,
150,281, or $3,323 per mile of line, the
net earnings being $35i",007,92l, or $33,-'
577,218 in excess of their earnings dur
Ings during the fiscal year 1900. The
total income of these roads, including
$03,271,211 received fiom Investments
and other sources, was $020,279,1S. The
amount of dividends declared during
the year wua $121,10S,C37. As it Is shown
that the dividends of corresponding
roads for I960 were $10S,210,C32, it ap
pears that the pecuniary returns to
their stockholders in 1901 were about
$13,000,000 greater than in the year be
fore. A peculiarly gratifying feature of the
report Is the decrease shown in the lia
bility of railway employes to accident
since the enforcement of the .safety
appliance law. This law became fully
effective August 1, 1900.' Says the re
port: "The" greatly increased (security
to life and limb by which tho men on
freight trains and in freight yards now
perform their work is apparent on
every hand. Evidence of the improved
conditions resulting from the practi
cally universal use of automatic coup
lers on freight cars appears in the rec
ords of accidents and in the testimony
of railroad officials and employes. Fur
ther proof from a financial standpoint
is also found in the records of the
railway claim departments, as well as
in those of the several trainmen's as
sociations." For example: For the
year ending June 30, 1901, the number
of employes killed in coupling acci
dents was less than In the preceding
year by about 35 per cent., and the
liumbor injured was less by about 52
per cent. There is also shown a grat
ifying Increase In the efficiency of rail
way labor. In 1S93 the number of ton
miles to each trainman was G3S,C33,
while in 1900 it was 913,425. This effi
ciency is steadily growing. Taken in
connection with the exceptionally low
average rates for both freight and pas
senger hauling in this country, rates
not approached for cheapness by the
rates in any other country, the showing
here made as to the development of
American interstate commerce is truly
John Philip Sousa is certainly a busy
man. Since he left the government
service he has given 4100 concerts in
CC3 cities in this country and Europe;
involving travel equal to ten times the
circumference of the globe. He has
also composed four comic operas, ten
marches, three orchestra suites, one
libretto and a number of fugitive
lyrics. And now, to crown all, it is
announced that he is about to publish
his first novel. Success won by such
industry entitles its winner to all the
credit he can get; and there can be no
doubt that Sousa Is getting his share
of it.
As an illustration of how voting is
limited in the South to those whom the
party managers want to vote, the case
of the Fifth Mississippi district Is note
worthy. At the last election the sit
ting member of congress, Mr. Williams,
was returned in a total poll of 9102.
Yet at the primary election at which
he was nominated tho total vote polled
was over 22,000. This is explained by
the fact that at the primaries down
South It Is customary to let everybody
vote. Restriction Is deferred until the
regular election.
We are importing annually nearly
4,000,000,000 pounds of sugar a year, In J
aplto of tho home beet and cane sugar
product; and the quantity imported in
creases steadily. To maintain this
homo industry wo aro paying nearly
$60,000,000 a year In duty on sugar im
ports. If we took all of Cuba's sugar
in free we should yet have to import
a lot more. Tho home sugar industry
might better be bought out nnd burled
than to be coddled at such a cost.
The efforts In certulu cities on this
side of tho Atlantic to save the life
of Cominanduut Scheepers, who has
just been executed In South Africa for
the most atrocious cihues over charged
against a lighter In civilized warfare,
show that tho maudlin element Is
never so active ns when their sym
pathy is interested in behalf ot a cut
throat. As It wo did not already have enough
anxiety over tho proper adjustment of
the Cuban and I'hlllplncs tailff; the
locution of the Isthmian canal and
other perplexing questions, wo aro con
fronted with tho announcement that
there has been u split In tho bowling
congress at Ruffalo thut threatens to
disrupt tlio organization.
Tho money order department busl
ness conducted by tho postolllce de
p.utmeut now averages about $1,000,
000 per day, yet ,tho looses during the
past year were only $174. Match this
record of efficiency if you can.
Hon. Chuuncey f. Black evidently
believes that Democrutlo harmony and
success can best be secured by the
preparation of a plentiful supply of
fatted veal for the prodigals.
Dr, Hoyt, a Detroit Investigator, says
that during the past half century the
number of insane persons and fools
has Increased 300 per cent. "We had
susplcioned as much.
How Langtry Foolod "Aunt Louisa"
".lnit houlia" KMreilse, who li reporter to
lie tblni; fiom pneumonia at tier home In New
York, li probably better known to men. nnd
women in her profrndon than any other nctrcrt
In the country. She neer cut much of a flsnio
on Hie Mane, but her efforts with the Profev
lonal Woman's League and ltli the annual en
tertainments for acton out of luck and for stago
children Imc alien her a national reputation,
When Mrs. Lanntry (lift came to this country
"Aunt lAiulsa" was engaged fov one of the
witches in "Macbeth." l'or tome reason or oth
er the win delayed threa
Week.", while the company was called to rehearse
rciy day. .W theie Is imully no pay for rc
bewali all tho intuitu r of the company were
sole. One morning "Aunt Loiiha" went to tho
footllghtH mid r.Mhlliucd!
"WIipip ! tlit Jersey Illy? Who ii the, that
(ho nhould treat .meilcau acton In tbli way?
Ililng her fouunl."
To "Aunt Louisa's" ujitonUbmcnt a voice from
the wIiiki replied: "Here I am, Mr. r.ulrectge.
N'ol mote than Unco minute 1.1 le, I am Hire.
Aren't J ou feeling welt till morning t"
"Aunt Loulu" stink to her gum and spoke
of the Injustice of icliciitMlt that were not paid
"Hut," cild Mi. Lunatiy, "If jmi will Hep
In the inniiirri, oldec jou will Hud that they
aie paid foi."
'llil piocd In ho liue. The number of the
company did not net their h.ilaiy blinply liccnma
they had not called for Ir. "Aunt Loutm" made
a spccccli iilmut such iniimut Kcueiosily nt the
lc.iauc, Iml Amcilcan m iu.igcr.4 Iije not followed
I.'ingtlj's esamplc. Philadelphia I'ie.
Was Not Hired as a Valet.
The follow Ins i-toiy is told by the I.oulille
l'o.t on Colonel Henry Watlersoii. of the Louis
lllo CoiiiU'i-Jouinal, hut It Isn't like UUcr
sou and tbeiefoie isn't tine, tint as n ttory it
Is woith lie.ulng. It Is supposed to hap
pen! d as be was ou bis vjy fiom Louisville to
his icsidcmc at .Iclleisoutown. When tlio South
ern tiain leached JcflviMintown the Colonel got
off, and, walking ti Hie baggage car, pointed to
n market liu.'Uet, and said to one ot the brake
men: "llcie, pick up that li.i'kct and In ing It ocr
to me."
The hrnkerian ul the lime was liully engiged
and paid no attention to Mr. Wattcrsou.
That gentleman Again pomniandcd the brake
man to pick up I be b.iseket and lemaiked:
"If jou don't blinir that basket oer here im
mediately 1 will see Hut jou are removed fiom
this urn."
The biakenian looked at .Mr. W..tlei-on a mo
ment nuil replied: "Mr. Wattcisoii, 1 not
hired bj- the load to be j'our lalet."
Pomebody elc mmul the basket for the Col
onel. Opulence in Sight.
It was In the moiniui bonis uf "bake day"
In tho little otit-of-tlie-wjy village. 'I ho mingled
odois of fieh, pies and cookies lloated out
of the open kitchen window?.
1'ioin one of 'he smaller cottascs at the end
of the stieet (anie a luiefootcd child in it coloi-le-s
cilito diesi and blat sunbonnct. With the
iinpoitanl air of a henj buyer (.he enleied the
illjgc f-toie, and handed ano-. the counter a
blue teacup. The piopiielor took the tup, and
said, in biUk tone:
"Well, I'ninij, what does join ma want to
diy?" "Please, .sir, ma wants an egg's woith of mo
lasses," and she cu'efullj' placed a luge white
egg on the counter.
i'loni ii stone jug a little inoki--es was poir.ed,
and the cup set hcfoic the customer.
"Mr. Pinif," she sild, as she look her puitliasc,
"I'll be back in. a little while fov some singer.
Ma said to tell jou the black hen was on."
And the Inner walked with dignity out the
stoic door anl up the Ullage stieet to her home.
llaipei's M.'gaine.
y Took Time to Place Him.
Penitor Qu.ij', ot l'ei.ii-jli.ini.i, U not a Limb
ing man, s.ijs a w liter in the New Voik Times.
lie i.nelj- lets anj thing' nc him bejond the
twinkle ill bis eje, but n 1 loiid.i f.mnei's impies
sicm legaidinpr him made him, "let looe." 'the
senator l dunlins' fiom a fishing tilp to bis bung
alow, at St. Lucie, l'ia., lode in an accoinnioda
lion train, and the f inner sat beside him ami
questioned him. (Juaj's knowledge of countij
side gnMp pi oied limited and discouraging.
"Don't belong to thee parts, do je?" slid
the fainici. "Don't know much about Cloud-,
do ye?"
"I hao been bcre secial times in my wan
deiings," said Quay.
"And what might be the reason je air wan
derin'i" "1 am trjint; to mnelioiatc the condition of
man the inner mm," leplled Quay, solemnly.
Tlio fanner moved to another seat aikl le
niaiked to tlio m in beside whom be tat: "Talked
to tliet feller back tlier a good bit 'foic 1 fouu !
out he was onco' them clem faith healers.
Looked Worse Than She Felt.
She was lichly but Inconspicuously dics-ed anil
would have attiactod no paitlcular attention as
she stood on tho comer of Tieinont and Winter
sheets had nut her face, under a white ".cil, been
writhing in a suies of contoi lions.
Scleral pcions paused to watch Iter "nuke
faces," and then came a feminine acquaintance,
"Why," c.cla!nied the newcomer, "what upon
eaitb is the matter';"
'the facial conloitions ceased and weie re
pi iced by a binlle.
"Willi mo? Xotliin."
"lint you looked as if jou weie suffering tcr
rllilj." "Xever felt better."
"Hut our face jou weie twlitin,; It Into all
sorts of shapes."
'Hie lady standing at the coiner laughed and
held out her bauds, in each of which va- a
, "I was only tiliw," she said, "to well: the
edge of my e down under my cliln." lloston
A Modern Mrs. Malaprop.
A new ciop of Mro. MalopropUms was gathered
by the passengcis who letuu'ed to thl country
not long ago on the suite boat with u ceitain
( hlcago woniiu whose icputatiou for this kind
of unioiiscioua I'liinor was llimly etabltlie.l
j eats ago, E-lic- lamented leailng London so soon
"because theie was an cK-snut sculptor (hero
who wanted lo nuke a bust of my arms," In re
telling in tlio delights tit bcr .Ult sho spoke
enthusiastically about a fancy dress ball which
the attended and to which "one of my ucqiulnt
unco went In tho gaibaso of a monk." Ono of
the p-cngeis consialulalcd her on her daugli
lei's littler health.
"She Is nol ueaily as dtllcalc as iho was the
last time I saw bcr," she said,
".No," was the leply. ".My daughter is In
much better health. You know that natuially tho
Is a icvy indelicate sill." Sew Yolk Sun.
Cullom Learned n Lesson.
Senator Liillom nude a tall, on l'lrsident
ltocueclt the other diy and when be tame out
of the chief e.etutlve' room be was iwkccli
"Did j-ou suggest to the piesldent any candidate
for cabinet positions?" "I newer offer advice
to Hie piesldent," leplied Mr, Culluni, "regaid
Inif cabinet portions. I did that once and will
neier do It again. When (Irani was in the
white bouso 1 thought I saw a clianeu to get an
Illinois man In the cabinet, so I suggested bU
tutao to tjiant and pointed out some ot his good
tiiudltles. (Jiant aiosu from his table and, step
pipy up to me, placed bit bands on my ahouldeis
and looked me sqtuic'ly In tho face. Then he
said korloiblyi 'Cullom, a piesldent wants to be
Just us fieo fiom (nteifcienco or adcu whin
bo selects .i member of his cabinet, as be does
when he picks out Ids wife.' f would llko to
see aii Illinois man in I'loldtnt Ituoseudt's tabl.
net, but If ho wants ony jutoiiiutlon or adiieo
fiom nie ho must ask for It, and be )us failed
to do so up to dale."
An. Irishman on the Stand.
Lawyer with on appioclathe serve, of humor
enjoy nothing so much as to get a quick-witted,
ceady-tongued sou of the Lineiald llo on flie
stand (o iclicie the monotony of the legal techni
calities of a case. A genllenun who baa Leon
collcctlu; samples of IiUb'wlt and repartee for
soma time relates tho following anecdotes, boiuc
of tbeni aio doubtless mellow wjtli oge, but In
any case they will bear repetition:,
"Aic .vi guilty or not guilty!" asked the
c6urt clerk of a prisoner charged with some tr.
vial offense.
"Phwal arc oei theie for but to foln.1 out?"
wai the quick rejoinder.
A henpecked husband had bis better half ar
rested for assaulting him, The plaintiff was on
the eland.
"And now, Mr. O'Toole," said bli counset,
"will jou kindly tell the Jmy whether jour wlfs
was In (he habit of utrlklng you with Impunity?"
"Wlil what, sor?"
"With Impunity."
"She win, sor, now an' then! but she glncrally
used tb' potaty nushcr."
A witness, testifying in a murder rose, was
nsked tu describe to the. jury the exact location
of n flight of stair.
"Cxplaln to the Jury," said the prosecuting at.
torney, "exactly how the steiw tun."
"frhunc, sor, It )o slitiltiil at tin bottom they
lun up, nn' II ye sbtancl at tb' lop they run
In a suit brought by an Instalment homo to
obtain paincnt for a suit of furniture, ,1 wittier
was asked if lie knew what "quuteied oak"
meant. Hero Is bis definition:
"It in'an thot It's tbra-quartci polne."
Ualthuoic Sun.
lidltor of The Tribune
Sir: "Tho great Industrial problem of Lurope
at this time Ls not how lo sell In our markets,
but bow to protect their own from our commer
cial invasion." Senator Coraker.
Since the fall of Pekln over 300,000 bales of our
cotton goods have been sold for shipment to
China, chiefly from the Southern mills.
December export returns show that we fell
$0,000,000 behind December of last Tint Is
accounted for by the lessened purchasing power
of Great lliltaln and (lennany, owing to the
severe induslilal depression In both countilec. At
the same time, our home demand largely In
creased and keeps on increasing.
Not a single American merchant vessel In the
pott of ltlo do .lanclto for nine yeais. What
have W( not lost? What cannot we gain if con
gress helps us get an American mcicanlllc ocean
When bear stock speculators and pessimists
pleach and predict a general tailff retaliation by
foreign rountiie, against the "Amcilcan Inva
sion," they lo-c sight of two most important fac
tois: 1'list, wc aie the main food sup
pllets of tho woild; second, that our ptogicss
and piospcrlty so increase our wants that in
spite of our ptotectlei; tariff, our imports for
W)1 weie leeord, I. oier $380,000,000.
If lelaliation is inaugurated (which will nut ina
letially happen) we can easily meet It, by in
uctsiug our tariff on the products peculiar to
the retaliating countries, and thus bilng them
face lo face witli the lo-s of their be-t cu-tonicr.
In the calendar ear of 1001, wo cxpoited
il,J(i.-,HOti,000, and we imported SW,WW,000, so
tlio balance is S$j,000,000, in our f.uor. In 1SH3
it was only .i.nuo.OOO, after tlilec jeai.s of low
taillt and fiee hade Demon. ltio nile. Tho in
ference is obvious, and the lcsult is gain.
As "Auieiican Ima-ion" of another kind, wc
may note that we aio lctuining to China $18,000,.
(KX) of tlio .y.l.OOO.OOO war indemnity, and is.1711,000
as the xalue of tho silver bullion captined by
the Amcilcan in.iiiriets at Tien-tsln.
The ptoinoteis of the Amcilcan Indutilal Kx
hlbition, at the Crjtal Palace, London, ate all
Lugll'hnieii, and their published statement,
"handsome shows will come fiom .tcio-s the At
lantic" shows their confidence in American
ability and entciptl-e.
Very tuilj j'oiu-.,
Waltei J. llsll.nd.
Schenectady, X. Y., Jan. 21.
I am a jovial collici lad, as blithe as blithe can
l'or let lie times be good or bid, tliov'te all the
same to me;
"fls little of tho woild I know, and (.no less fcr
its wajt.
Cor wlteie the ilog-sar never glows, I weat aw.ij
Down in a cud mine, underneath the giound,
Whole a gleam of Mm-lilna never ci.u be found,
Digging dusky diamond! all the season lounil,
Down in a coal mine, underneath tho gi'uuud.
My bands mo horny, bald and black, wtili work
ing in the ictu,
And, like tho tlothes upon mj luck, m.v speech
is inugh and plain;
Well, If I .stumble with mj' tongue, I've one ex
cuse to s.ij-,
"fis not the colliei's heart that's wrong, 'tis the
head that goes astray.
At every blft, be't soon or bite, I ha-te my b.cad
to on in,
And anxiously my kindred wait and vvalth for nn
i etui it;
Cor Death, tint levels all alike, whal'er their
lank may be.
Amid tlio Hie and diuip may slilke, and fling
his daits at me. ,
How little do tho great ones care, who sit at
homes stcuie,
What hidden danceis colliers d.iie, whit bird
ships they cnduie;
The veiy Attn tlieir,niansioiii buist, to cheer
themselves and wives,
JLnhap weie kindled at the cost of jovial culllcis'
Then (beer up, lads, and wake jc much of cv'iy
Joy je can,
tint let jour mirth lie alvvajs such as be.-t bo.
comes a imn;
However Coiliine luins about, we'll be still bo
jovial souls,
What would our counliy be without the lads who
look for coils?
ways Busy
A slioe that fits the eye
should fit the foot or you
don't want it. There is style
effect, of smartuess iu our
shoes which appeals to good
dressers but more- impor
tant every pair of our geu
tlemeu's $5 shoe3 are at this
time $4, which is important
to the economist.
1 14-116 Wyoming Ave.
General Agent for the Wyoming District for
Dupont's Powder
Uinlng, Blasting, Sporting, Smokeless nd thi
tlcpsuno Chemical Company's
Ealety Fuse, Caps and Exploders. Room 101 Cou
ncil Uulldtng .Scrantcn.
T1103. KOItl) .t'iltston
JOHN P. SMITH 4: SOX ,, Plymouth
W. C. MULUOAN ,., .......WlikesUarra
ii i
hi ii II
m im
Areofuuusunl merit guar
anteed to give satisfactory
s'ilkwear, will not break, crock
or slip.
Our Silks have established
a splended reputation for ex
cellence of'quality, finish and
wear, we can recommend
them to your consideration
with great confidence.
Black Dress Silks are
shown here in all the new
and popular weaves:
PeaudeCygne, .
Bengali nes
Gros Grains,
Peau de Soie,
Satin Duchess,
Satin Liberty,
Moire Antique,
noire Velour
Foulard Silks
of new designs and colorings
in light aud dark shades, a
good quality of -ilIc at the at
tractive price of 75c per yard.
Oar Window Display of Chafe
in new spring designs is
creating many iavorable com
ments, see them at
510-512 Lackawanna Ave.
m mm an
ice Furnitur
Being the
We cany tho greatest assortment
of up-to-date Office Furnituie.
You are invited to osamine our
new lino before put chasing-.
121 Washinglon Avenue.
By a recent act of the legisla
ture, tree tuition is now Granted
at the
Literary Institute
State Normal School
Dloomsbttrg, Pa.
to all those iuoparlne to toapli,
This school maintains courses
of study tor tcacliets, for those
preparing for college, and for
those studying music.
It will pay to writs for particular!.
JJu other school offer kucli mr.cilor ad.
Tsnttgcs at such low rates. Address
J.P.Wolslj, A. M, Pli.D.,PfIa.
T. J. Foster, resident. Elmer II. lanall, 1ms.
RJ. Foster, 5 Stanley P. Allen.
"Vice President.' 'Secretary,
iiriiiiis--wiiii"'' iijf!,si)-rt.t
is raiiiaihss'JIlSsK?! mi
New and Complete
WUUill o 1
Slorm sash and doors, store front, olflea and
toro furniture, in hard or soft wood, nd Job
blnff. 820 .V. Waslin. avc. f,. HOMMAIt.
FOR SALE and WAGONS of ll kinds: atta and flultdlnir Lots at bargalm. llOItSiy
CLIl'1'l'.U and OUOOMUD at
Lackawanna Carriage Works.
Dealers In
Plate Glass and Lumber
Eaunnr duildihq a savhob uvov
Home office. SOS-Cot) Meant Bulldta?. transacts a
general bulidlng and Joan business throughout
the stste of Pennsylvania,
resr 611 Lackawanna avenue, manufacturer of
Wirt Eorcens of all kinds; fully prepared for
the Fprlnc season, We make all kinds ot porch
screens, etc.
We have determined to reduce our stock prior
to our removal to our new building at our
former location, 129 Wyoming avenue.
Special Clearance Prices
on Entire Stock.
Williams & McAnnlty,
Temporary Store, 1
126 Washington Avenue.
&' t v. n ts. t t v, tf. v. . t at at at at at
& fa y
i .-
We are in the midst of old-time Sacrifice Sales of WInterJ!
Footwear. The shoes we shall offer during this sale are not o!d
or shopworn; among them will be the well known makes of ?.
Johnson & Murphy and The Stetson. Don't let this opportunity x
slip away, Here are some of the
Lot i J. & M. and the Stetson. Men's Patent Leather,
-V Patent Ideal Kid, Enamsl and Bo.v Calf,
j regu'ar -, and $0 values, al sizes, for.
a- Lot 3 Men's linameled and Box
- Calf, winter weight.regular 5.00, $3.50
t and S.1.00 value, for
a Lot 3 Ladies' Box Calf, lace, winter weight,
- regular $2.50 and $3.00 values lor
Lot 4 Misses' and Children's Lace and Button,
regular 75c and $1.00 value, for
It will be cheaper to buy now
l"A U 'A Vt V" VI 4 i" "4 H 'A 'A 5 'A 'A 'A 'A
Capital, $200,000
Surplus, $550,000
Pays 3 interest on
savings accounts whether
large or small.
Open Saturday evenings
I from 7,30 to 8.30.
Successor to
W' make a specialty ol One bread stuffs. .'
Orders for Balads, Oysters, Croquette, ate.,
promptly filled.
A full line ot Lee Cieim and Ices.
General Contractor, Dutldci and Dealer In
Building Stone. Cementing of cellars a spe
cialty. Telephon 2JB2.
Office, S27 Washington avenue.
tlakrrs ol Caving Dilek, etc. M. It. Dale,
Gereral Sales Agent, Office 32t Washington av.
Works at Nay Aug, Pa.. II. & W. V. It. II.,
mmw. Shades, etc.
at at at at at at at a t at at at at at at at at at a at
$4 and $4.50
$2.50 and $3 i
- than it will be to wait
'A'A 'A 'A 'A U 'A "A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A 'A fc
Gas Mantles,
Portable Lamps.
Kern Incandescent
Gas Lamp.
GunM Forsyth
253-327 Penu Ayenuo,
Harvest for Shoe Buyers!