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SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY, J APIARY 25, 1902.
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SCKAXTON, JANUARY 25, 1902.
REPUBLICAN CITY TICKET.
Controller-KVAN It. M0111HS.
Election February IS.
Tho dlfllculty with Senator Mason's
pro-Schley resolution is that both tho
rommander-ln-clilcf and the Untied
States courts have decided that Ad
miral Schley was not "In command of
the Aincilran lleet at the victorious
battle of Santiago."
Very Unjust Criticism.
IT IS ALWAYS easy to criticize
the health officers In an emer
gency. They have to act rapid
ly and under heavy tension, and
they hardly ever have any effective co
operation from tho people whose vital
interests they are striving to safe
Riiard. Even their fellow physicians,
themselves driven by the rush of ur
gent professional work and not having
upon themselves the large responsibili
ties which attach to the office of chief
health officer, sometimes give speech
to hasty dissent.
These conditions are not special to
any community, they are liable to arise
wherever an epidemic of disease gath
ers and breaks. At its best, the office
filled In tills city by Dr. Allen is a
thankless one. But It seems to us that
the present is a peculiarly unfitting
time in which to hurl criticisms and
misrepresentations at the superinten
dent of the bureau of health. Our city
lias been menaced by a most loathsome
and alarming form of contagion. The
surroundings have been such as to
make it extremely doubtful In the
minds of those who have had tho wid
est experience in fighting this malady
whether we could ohcape without pay
ing a large tribute In sickness and
death. J '.veil yet the danger has not
Hut it is due to Ur. Allen and his as
sistants and ndvlsois In the health
bureau to say that from the flist they
have been alert and Indefatigable In
their preparations and precautions.
As a result largely of their efforts with
mo means at command, what looked
like an almost certain devastation has
been halted in Its lnclpiency; and a
hundred thousand people are today
breathing fteely wIipiv, a week or ten
days ago. they were viewing the out
took with the gravest apprehension,
ind in some cases almost with panic,
t may be thnt the proper way in
which to rewnrd this efficient work is
to hurl contemptuous and unfounded
chaigrs and to make more difficult the
Viork which lemalns for them to do.
IJut we don't believe it.
Now Jor.ey's new senator, Hon. John
F. Dryden, Is a substantial and highly
cultured business man, whose success
In other fields makes certain his suc
cess In the new relation. The general
public had hoped' that tho choice might
fall upon fouuer Attorney General
Griggs, with whose ability and high at
tainments It hud already becomo ne
itualnted; but It is willing to accept
cordially tho choice of tho Jeisey ma
jority, and wish lilin succebs as u sen
ator of the Pulled Ktatca.
Dr. Pnrkhurst Answered.
MAYOU LOW or New Yoik
has ni.ulo icply to the it
contly published open let
ter of Itov. in; Purkhurst
criticizing his administration's enforce
ment of the excise law.' A reply was
hur.dly filled for. The Paikhurst let
ton really answered Itself by Its pruvl
ousnesB, not to say Impudence, Hut tho
mayor's leply has value In that It states
cleaMy -l)llt tl)e peillcy of the Fusion
administration In to bn Jit this direc
tion, The pulley Is thus asserted:
"Tho latitude br this administration
toiviird the, excise law can be clenily
defined, It will continue to enfoico the
excise law- ns one of tho geueiul body
of laws w(il'h It Is called upon to en
force, lu tho Gbt manner practicable,
with tho means at Its dlspowil, it will
tuke)inuicdlato cognizance 'of any com
plaint of, hrfuch of the law that )s
failed to Its attention; but It will not
coiKjeijtraie tho cntlio polico foieo on
this j3i)0, uw ami let nl other laws, go
by the board. It will also do every
thing It can, while It Is In power, to
hieu? up',,t,he bribery nrjd corruption of
which the excise law has been for eo
jonR the fruitful parent,"
Thin "Is nil Unit well-balanced men
can ask. No administration can be suc
cessful In an American city rilled wlh
complex elements representing varying
iuid wdel.v different social stnndurds
w'hfvii. Is, fnmiMeal or one-sided. t The
main purpose of city government fs to
I'.ccp tho peace and the nubile health.
This call bo kept only by means of a
comprehensive plan of abating the most
conspicuous menucps. to peace and
health. Hunting around for minor pr
fciiscH of umull uctttul dumuco to the
'Community, when prosecuted nt the ex
pehse u( larger duties, is both ' Inef
fectual mid Impolitic. Tho excise law
Is only one ot many laws whoso en
forcement devolves Upon the city au
thorities. They should not Ignore It!
hut on the other hand they should not
permit 11 lo obtain n monopoly of their
attention and administrative energy.
No better solution ot the canal prob
lem has been proposed than thut con
gress Invest the president with power
to arrange the details and then to pro
ceed to business. It Is essentially nn
11 m i
WK SUPPOSE the public Is
noticing the revelations
which nre outcropping
In the affairs of Division
16R, Amalgamated Association of Street
Itnllway Employes. They are quite
Instructive ns tending to .Illustrate
how, In the magic name of "unionism,"
things can he dohe between working
men which, If done to worldngmon by
n n employer, would evoke an outcry
that would lltt tho roof.
Since this foolish street car strike be
gan, starting upon the Insupportable
prop6s!tlon that nn employer, before
excrclBlng his right to discharge an
employe, must first hold n public trial
and expose the secrets of his business,
it great deal has been said about ben
efits which the strikers would receive.
Most of the unions of our valley have
passed resolutions pledging their moral
and financial assistance, and It Is fair
to assume that a large amount of
money was thus placed In the hands of
the managers of the strike for the pur
pose of helping to carry the idle rank
How has this trust fund been ad
ministered? Charges reflecting upon
tho honesty of tho custodians ure to be
investigated In an action which they
have themselves brought for vindica
tion. At this hearing no doubt much
which is not now generally known will
be brought Into view. But the fact
that relief In small sums was distrib
uted only as loans in exchange for
thirty-day, cut-throat judgment notes,
collectible by attachment of anything
the signer possesses, to the shirt on the
chair at the side of his bed, has al
ready been established by the execu
tive committee's own action In moving
lo enforce one of these Shylock bonds.
Thus, at the outset, there is shown a
lack of confidence among the stilkers
fatal to their success; and it Is a real
ization of the inevitable that they are
now divided into rival groups, each
more hitter against the other than
against the common opponent.
Contemplation of these mistakes and
blunders is not pleasant, but it is nec
essary. The working people of Seran
ton and vicinity have a fellow Interest
in this street car strike nnd in its man
agement, because the same conditions
which have practically destroyed the
winter's employment of several hun
dred men formerly at work for the
Seranton Hallway company and in
flicted a great Inconvenience and loss
upon the community are liable to come
up In other trades so long as foolish
methods prevail in the unions and
strikes are precipitated by small and
hot-headed minorities ut slimly attend
ed meetings where conservative coun
sel is ignored.
The desire of the Central Labor
union for a public debate of these
things is ci editable to its courage; but
no debate is necessary to establish lu
the mind of a thinking and observing
man that until labor unions learn to
look upon strikes with as much dread
as they are looked upon by employers,
merchants and citizens generally, and
exercise as much care In avoiding them
as Individual worklngmen of good
quality exercise In avoiding the loss of
their Individual employment, they will
be dangers to the community and to
the industrious number among their
own membership. Every day makes
this fact more plain.
To the apprehensive it now looks as
though the smallpox weather had been
replaced by a season of grip atmos
phere. Cnnndn In History.
JC HIS instructive nddrcss on the
problems arising from expansion
Charles A. Gardiner gave a num
ber of Intel estlng historical
reasons for the annexation of Canada.
"Such a union is not," said he, "a
sentiment born of present trade ex
pansion. It Is us old as Loulsburg and
the battles ot Quebec and Ticondoroga.
It was the colonies and not Kngland
that conquered Canada, from the
Kieneh. They Invaded Quebec In 1CD0;
they fought against I.oulsliurg In 1715;
in the final capipalgn of 1757 Pitt called
for 20,000 colonial troops, and while
Wolfe was to capture Quebec, the col
onists were to conquer the rest of
Canada. They did so, All honor to
Wolfe and his heroes, but full prntso
should be given to tho armies of the
colonies, which wrested from Franco
every foot of Canada except Quebec
Itself. The colonists ever after con
sidered Canadians a part of them
selves; they all constituted America,
said John Adams; and Canada mid
the colonies were 'our people In
Ameilcn.' explained Benjamin Frank
lin. It was a 'Continental' congress
that made. Washington commander of
tht 'Continental' army, 'organized for
tho defence of tho rights ot America.'
The congress of 1774 addressed Quebqu;
'It has been with universal pleasure
and a uuaniinom vote, resolved , , .
that you should be Invited to accede
to our Confederation,' Thu congress
of 1775 appealed to Canada! 'Tho In
terests of the two countries,' It said,
were teu'lly Identical, The Canadians
could udopt whatever form of provin
cial government they considered most
befitting, yet still rank as mi equal
inumber of tho North American Union
with nil the other provinces' And the
Articles of Confederation provided;
'Canada, acceding to this Confedera
tion, and Joining In, the measures of
the United Stutes, shall be admitted
Into, and' entitled to all the advantages
of, this Union.' Rven Article IV, Sec
tion 3, of our present Conotltutlon, pro
viding for the annexation of new terri
tory, was drawn with particular refer
ence to Canada. In 1S13, Qouvorneur
Morris, ita author, explained,'.'! knew
then (187) us well ns I do now, that
nil North Ahierlcn must nt length ho
annexed (o us.' Itunnlng through the
vnWoiiH nppeutH to Canada was tho
argument personally urged by Frank
lin nnd Chase and Carroll nt Montreal,
that If Canada should Join the Confed
eration It would have 'the nllurlng
prospect- of free trade!' nnd when the
Treaty of Paris was being negotiated
and Lord Slielbourne had finally re
fused to cede Cannda, ho assured
Franklin that political separation did
not mean commercial separation also,
because It was 'reasonable to expect,'
he cttld, 'n free trade uncncumbctcd
with duties, to every part of America.'
The p'oposltlon, therefore, that the two
peoples should bo one Is older thun the
republic Itself,' and It has always been
urged on the ground that It would In
sure the most perfect freedom to com
merce." It Is u proposition which the near
future is not unlikely to work out.
Lewis Nixon, Tammany's leader, Is
absolutely right In thinking that "both
parties should Join hands nnd give us
n merchnnt. murine as they did n
navy." But there Is no ground for
the belief that they will. In this, as
In most other matters of great national
Importance, tho Hcpubllcuu party will
perform tho constructive law-making
and the Democracy will dog Its heels
with barks and snarls.
Having installed a new Cox duplex
perfecting press, the Plttston Gazette
Is now being Issued as a slx-pagc
papr und is ns neat a product of, the
publisher's enterprise as one could
wish to see. To Editor Peck and his
efficient assistants The Tribuno offers
the compliments of the occasion.
According to accounts the emperor of
China behaved with tho dignity ot a
modern side-show attraction upon the
first visit of the representatives of the
It the enemies of oleo keep on win
ning victories it may soon be necessary
for one to take out license to be per
mitted to eat the combination butter.
In addition to giving Monte Carlo a
boom, Mr. Schwab's visit has been the
means of getting Emperor Francis Jo
seph's portrait In the papers.
Efforts to reduce the circulation of
Mr. Maclay's publication are unflagging.
The Holman-Marconl love affair may
have been wanting in voltage.
TOLD BY THE STARS.
Daily Horoscope Drawn by Ajacclius,
The Tribune Astrologer.
.Wroljbe C'ait: 2.2J a. in., for bjtunlaj, .lan
nary Z 1002.
A child Iioin on this dry will notice that self,
esteem often Icaiti one to the first stages of fool
feline's. With some hesitation, 'tis stated,
&he confessed that she'd been weeinated;
Hut expieed no alarm
For the fate of her arm,
For 'Iwxs not uhcic the scar was located.
Whether an oppoitunllj- Is (treat or tmall usual
ly depend-, upon the man who a it in his
The ability to Ililen pitlcntly to a sad story
enables one to become populai without much ex
pense. It is possible for a well educated man to at
time-, lie a boic.
When tilings do not come jour wa,, it 11 a
good plan to go after them.
in the Gnifed States
In the llulletln of the Department of Uilior,
for oemb'T, 1001, Samuel MrCune I.indiiy, I'll,
I) of the Unbersity of I'ennsjhaiiia, coiitiibutib
n lengthy and lnleu"-tiiig article in legaid to
lailway emplojc-s in the Trilled States, lie mjs
in his inlioduition: "1'iobahly lailway labor as
an occupation affects tho inte.ests of more per
sons in the I lilted Mans than any other sinile
branch of cuiploj nient, cscept agriculliue. 'lliis
fact alcne .should entitle it to greater combina
tion than it commonly lecche. It is
one of the moxt hazardous of occupation, ind
,et one on which the piospeilty of the country
becomes inore.ln;ly dependent. It lias led al
most nil other claws of labor in meetins the
problems peculiar to the wage-earner when he
becomes con-clous of the class feeling. Organized
labor has fought its chief bitties, won Its (neat
est lcloih", had its severest dtfeiK and learned
Its bp-.t lcmoni within the fenpe of lailioid em
plojnieiit. The pioblinw of old aire, the qucstlin
of the 'deal line' in ocuipitioni, or age where
dimiuhlilug ellieicriy set in, nnd the need of pio-
llon for tli.. uiKcilaintlos of life, haw nowh.'ie
prisrnftd tluniuehes with griatir clearness, and
been met with greater determination thin in the
rhtlous ot finplujer ami employe In the lealm
of railway laboi."
The topics licaled upon In Ibis npoit ares
Numbers and distillation nf railway rmplojcs;
qinlifUMllnm demand's! in tho iliief grad.-s of
hemic; wjcos and woiMug horns; Sunday wotk
and lest; compensation! for oeitliuej the per.
nianency of ouupation; .yetems of discipline,
In Hid thlilreiitli annual repoit of the Inter
state ('ommeuc loiumi'xlon, on the statlstlis of
lailna.ta In the United Stales, it appeirs that on
June an, 10W, there were I,ui7l(rl (iiiplo.ics of all
vlamei) ingagid in rallwaj Iranspjrtatluii. This
g.ue an nicr.ip of 5'i'i employes per Km milea
of line, on increase of :il eniplojes per ion niiltR
of Hue, as (ompared with the pieWoin, jcar. The
number of implu.ies for each Wi miles, as giuu
as the au'iaircs aboc, chs not hold goo I nil
uer the I 'nl ted Slates, 'llie Intcrstato f'oinuicuc
lommUvdim his airau,rcd thun lulu ten gioups,
which are not giten, but stjti.s that the gioup
(iiMTlna; tho Middle Allautlu slatit, gives 1,110
employ cii the New Kngland statca, hll, and tlic
Middle Northwest states, ;:ot unplciycu for rich
Iih) milts of line. 'lln-e bUtUtks wcio taken
from the pay roll for Juno 30, IGOil.
A grut dlflcicncp appears in the number of
rallw ly cmplojes per 100 miles of line betwien
tlili countty and Km ope, as tliown by the re
port of Dr. Veil, published in tho Ilullcllu of the
IHpartuunt of l.ibei, Jjmuiy, 1S')0, It hhuus
that on tho ullw.iys of (Ireat Itiitiin about Pie
tluiei as many are employed per uih 1t)0 miles of
Hues ai in tho I Idled stiles at the taum tl'.ui'i
In I'rauir, neurly Iwn and one-hall tlniei as male,
und In l'iuia, sliglillj uer three and one-half
limes as mail). In U00, aiiordlng to Ihe icn
tus returns, the number of railway cmplojes iaa
about two per unt, of tie total number of per
ons over ten jearsof ago rntrastil In gainful oc
cupations, The Kport ghra the number of employes In
each class of labor, from general olllieis to laboi
era, for each jeer from 1S00 to JW0. We glc
only the last! '
(.'lj4llk4llEn. Number. Per 100 Ml,
General ottlccij 1,01(1 ;s
Other Officer ,,. sVino 2
llincral office cleil.s ..... 38,B IT
nation agents ,., Ut.ulO 10
Other station men , SJ.W7 47
Ilnginc men ,,,,,..,, 42,8.17 -1
rireuun ,. 41,130 1
C'onduilors , 20,037 10
Other trainmen , ,,, 71,37 i '
Machinists ,,., ,. 3?,su IT
Ciirpc-utcrs , .,,,..., (0,6(W l
Other shopmen ,. 1 1,77a to
Section foremen ......,.., iil.ujJ 17
Other tiadiiuil Sia,i Hi
Sttltilmien, flagmen, anil
watchmen ,., ,,,,.. CO,7S9
relrxrapli operator.! ami
dltpalrlieri ..,.,,,..,, '2.,21S
Kniplojri, miount HoatliiR
equipment ,,, 7,307
All otlur iiuplujc ami la-
boiCM ,.,,...,, IJ.VIM
In 1800, Hie Miinlim wero 7!l,30t
In 180.1, the tiumtim Mere 78.,W1
The?" jlatlfllct, we think, will ho IntfreMliif?
lo ntl r.illn.iy c.nploji, ns well as lo icadcU In
Oiifline Sttidi?s o!
How Nixon Won His Wife.
Tlic lrlghtct side of ten I Nhnn'a brilliant
caiecr Is the domestic side. The new Tammany
leader is denoted to his home. A romance of Ilia
most delightful 1,1ml was the beginning of his
domestic lite, and It has been delightfully Ideal
cer since. .Mrs. .Nixon, a charming and beauti
ful woman of Ihe Southern tjpe, is tier husband's
Lewis Nlion has liad but one Ime affair. The
romance Is still tallied about in Washington,
where .Miss Silly Lewis Wood, now Mrs. NKon,
was then a reigning belle of tho capital' smart
set. She was a daughter of Colonel Wood, fulled
States armj", and descended from one of the most
aristocratic families of Vligl'nla. NKon was nn
unknown uaul ensign when he first met her lu
IS'S. lie w.13 then stationed In Washington. Ho
fell a icady lcllm to the beauty of Miss Wood.
She had faith In the young officer, but when ha
came wooing she finally told him:
".Mr. Nixon, I shall never mairy a man who
lips not made a name for himself."
The thiec jcars that followed weie tho busiest
ot his life, lie designed the Oregon and helped
lo build the Indiana, Massachusetts, Iowa, St.
Paul, llrookljn, Minneapolis and tho Holland
submarine boat. He became known as the fo.v
most imnl designer ot the country. Then in UJ1,
known all ocr the countrj-, 'ho renewed his
suit, and this time he won.
The wedding occurcd In Washington In 1691.
The Havoc of tho Beminiscent.
It Is onlv tactful people who should he al
lowed to give personal umlnlscences, but unfor
tunately the;' are not the onlv' ones who do give
"How well I rcincnibcr jour father, when I
was a little girl," lately said an elderlj- woimn
lo a Newcastle clergjnian. "He used to come
often to our house to dinner. We were always
delighted to sec him, children and all."
"That Is cry pleasant to hear," paid the
rlergjmnn, with a jmllc; but the narrator re
mained gravely unconscious of Ids Interruption.
"I remember what a l.cartj- appetite he had,"
she continued, blandlv. "It was a real pleasuro
to see him eat. Wh.v, when mother would tee
him coming along the road of a looming bhe'd
send nie running out to cook and sav: 'Tell
Mary to put otrjust twice as much of everything
ns she had planned, for here is Mr, Ilrown coining
to dine with us!"
The eminent son endeavored to preserve a pro
per expression of countenance at this Inleiestlng
reminiscence, but Ids composure was sorely tiled
when, with great cordiality, the lady said:
"You arc so much like jour father! Won't
jou come home and dine witli us after the ser
A Deathbed Recognition.
"t'nele .llinmie" was n man who had a repu
tation for "tightness" in business affairs, which
clung to him the enflrc cighly-odcl jears of his
When lie was stricken with what piovcd to Iw
his last illness, a neighbor came to see him who
had heard lie was near unto death.
Tho familj- gathered about tho room hi arious
stages of grief lie had not been nn oer kind
husband and fathei and the fiek mm lay on hia
bed with closed eyes and labeled breathing.
"Sec if lie knows jou." said his wife tearfully
to the neighbor, who tip tip-toed to Ihe side of
the bed and leaned oeer the occupant.
" 'Uncle Jiniinie,' do j-ou know met' .liked the
A dead silence hung over the room. Finally
"t'nele Jimmle" slowly opened his ej-es, and
fhed Ihcm Intently on the questioner.
"Know jou?" he echoed feebly, "I reckon 1
do! Where's that gallon of Wncgar jou owe
The neighbor had lo acLnowlcdsc the recogni
tion was complete. Llppincott's Magazine.
Railroad Paid for Lost Baggage.
Coming eisl to Boston some lime ago Senator
Waiien, of joining, traveled on a certain rail
load and lost his tiuuk. It contained manj' ahl.
able costumes belonging to his wife nnd bis own
outtlt, so lb it its loss was no .small matter. Ho
sduggled for bome time to find a trace of the
tiunk, but without sueeesi, nor could be secmo
any leiinbursenicnt. Ills method of getting even
Upon returning to Chejenne he placed a watch
man ill tlic lailroad jards with iuitructious to
report the arrival of the first tielglit car bearing
(he mine of the road upon which he had traveled.
In a day or two the watchman gave the necessary
information. Senator Warren at once went before
a local magistrate and sued out an attachment
upon the freight car. Then he wired to the rail
road officials statins what he had done, and
In less tlnn three hours cimo a do-patch Key
ing that a check fin the ealue of the m'snlit?
Hunk Ind been foiw aided to him, and asking
him to let the fn Ight ear pioceed upon its waj
Then the suit was withdiawn.
Asked Lawyer to Stand Up.
Senator Simon, of Oiegon, tin- mo't diminutive,
man In the senate, Ind to stand a long time the
citliei daj, says tho Washington 1NM, before ho
e night the eje of the presiding officer. There
is a storj nlliut tint once upon n time Senator
Simon was trjlng a case bifoie the Supreme couit
of his i.t lie. Out in Oiegou the men arc neatly
all of tall Mature, so lint when Mr. Simon be.
gin to address the mint he was nluioat loat In
the Huong of hw.iers mound him. As he com
minced his aigument the chief justice looked out
Hie bench at him.
"It is i ustoniarj-," fab! th judge In a kindly
tone, "fcr lawjeis to arle when thej' address tho
Mi. Simon blushed and remarked tint he had
rlaen ari high as he could rise. Some w iggisli
attoinrj' iieaiby sujrgesled that lie stand upon a
chair, but the biiggeatlon was not r.uricd out.
PLEA FOR FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA
Lcoiuiil Wood, in the Ind. pendent.
The people of Ihe I'lilled Stales are lccpouslblo
for the future of a e-ountiy which nt present U
populated by S.OOO.OOtl people, but which, it ran
be safely pudcted, will rcpiiwut fully 15,000,000
population at the end of twenty jcais, consldei lug
the piospci live rate of inunlgiutloii, When tho
Spanlli-Aiiicriciu wai was deilaicd tho fnited
Slates took a step forwaid, and assumed a posi
tion as protector of Ihe iiilcicsts'of tubi. It be
came iepunible for the weltaie of the people,
polltlcallj-, mentally and morally. The mere fact
of fn-cliig the ihliuil I'i out Spanish rule lus not
inded tho care which this counter khoulcl glie.
It Is a delicate mailer for a nation such ns cms
to lake up lliu defence of a people such as tha
Island of Cuba holds, and if they letrograile in
.ui respect Ihe nations of tho world will hold
Nature has provided a climate and bill which
will produce eiops of taich an abundance, and
qualltj m lo render the Cubans, independent lliilu
elally in A few jcais, and (liable Hum lo liquid
ale the iltlit under which Hie country is at pres
ent btjggeilug, lu pltc of the fact lint molt
gages literally cover the principal plantations,
Ihe nigji and tobacco which these jlelcl annually
will In thu near futuro be wffldent to cancel tucli
liidchtcdhce, Hut the people must have an outlet
for their oops, It U In the power of the United
Slat's, through Its representatives in rongies, to
raUe nidi a birrler as will prevent the 'ale of
these staples aiiji.hcro except ut a loss, It is
useless lu consider the Idea of wlllnj aluaad,
for the dUtauee is audi that the rates ut train
puliation, combined with competition, render It
nut of lliu quit I Ion. lliu ninety miles Horn Hie
nearest point in the Hnite-d States, Cuba is at
our doors, and naturally looks to this lountry lor
Supioc prohibitory inejsutes arc adopted
width cauac the enforced ralo of Cuban sugar mi
tobacco at a loss. It means Immediate bank
ruptcy for Hie touutry. It mean general dis
couragement and apathy, and a dUlike of Ameri
cans which mat- lead to future uprisings acjinst
this countrj-. Such uprisings may not bo .crijus
in the near future, but with the steady Increase:
in population alrraeij referred to they nuy bo-
The Mid Spring
White Wash Fab
rics and Embroider
ies are here in pro
fusion, they have
just been opened, and
are ready for your
When you have
seen them you will
them the prettiest
collection you have
It is unnecessary
for us to go into a
detail description of
these lines, suf
ficent to say, they
are up to our usual
high standard of excellences-containing
all that is new and
510-512 Lackawanna Ave.
A shoe that fits the eye
should fit the foot or you
don't.want it. There is style
effect of smartness iu our
shoes which appeals to good
dressers but more impor
tant every pair of our gen
tlemen's $5 shoes are at this
time $4, which is important
to the economist.
114-116 Wyoming Ave.
come Eciious in a few jcars.t Willi tlic people
impoverished, they will have no ambition to cjr-rj-
out further plans for the uplifting of the
couutiy iu a iuoi.il or iniut.il direction, ami tho
effect of whit has nlieadj- been aicomplished by
the I 'nl ted States, at such a cost of life and
immcj', will kioii be lost. In fact, it is not too
much to saj- Hi it the vvoild imy see the histoiy
of lljjtt and oilier troplril countries rcproduied
iu Cuba, with all of the misery and degradation
which tliej" tjplfj-.
Tlic United Stat cannot be held responsible
for the conditions of then other West Indljn
islands, but It will be held responsible for a fu
ture of Cuba. If its legislative bodies adopt a
policy vliic li will allow commerce Willi Cube
on n just b.isl--, the effect will be to uplift tho
people, gaining their peimaiieiit filendship and
support, and greatly lntiealug our own com
merce. At present Ihero arc 2,OtV),000 people ic
ipililng clothing and food, for but n kin ill pin
poition of the necesiiiies of llfo Is raised on
tho i-laiid. It is folly to grow- food tro when
sugir and tobacco produce such lich icvenues In
compnl.son, 'Hie United States should supplj the
Cubans with their bicadstulfs, rven wine, fruit
and vegetables, and thould clothe tho people.;
jet the cheaper grades of clothing ate piuclused
principally Irom foreign mauufai liiurs,, and our
trade in such staples as lien ami flour aggre
gates but a nominal cpiantitj-, mvo what may be
furnished to (he military foiecs bv the gnviru
inent, Thu inonty received for theli crops will ha
turned oeer iu a gieat measuie Iu buying nip.
lilies fiom tho United States, consentient lv any
market which tills country offeia foi their ugar I
and tobacco would oicu up additional climiuis of
Aincilran trade with lliem.
Witli funds lo pay Ihelr Indebtedness, Hie
planters nnd iiianufaclureis will take iteus to
enlarge the Industrial iiUrresU of the island, to
rebuild their kugar Ktinerles and tobacco factor
itj.. nml lit rehabilitate, buiriniss t-niiilllioni. In ,,n.
rial, MaliiRilly, the manufacturers of the Uiiltn)
Mates should haec precedence iu (mulshing ma
chinery, locomotives, cars and rails, materials tor
buildings and bihlges, and Ihe wida divri'slt) of
other supplies icrpjlied, as well as fuel for their
fuuiices, Willi Hie present llnmelal and turn.
menial unurtalnty at an end, the people of
the I.land will make (heir plans for the future,
and come Into the American niiil.et as customers
for products of nun kinds. U Cuba increase!.
In population, so ought it to liwicJso in busi
ness and wealth, with the lesalt that our com.
mcrce will expand proportionately. As jet but a
small bciilniiliisr has been made iu this icjpcit,
and todaj- Spanish and other foiclgu cporteis
find it prolitablp lo maintain steamship Hues
across tho Atlantic for both frelttht and passen
ger business, even with tin! conditions that now
I can fay without hesitation that tuba wel
comes an opportunity lo increase its trade tela,
lions with the United States, and no reason exists
whj- this country should not suppljnt all utheit
lu favor with the Islanders if it acts justly in
framing laws which will give an opportunity to
Hie people to free themselves of their, ftiivnctil
burden, ami to .how their appreciation from a
business point of elew.
"We looked elsewhere, but had to come
back here, for your styles are the best
and your prices represent the best values
offered in this city."
A remark that is heard dally at
The Bis Store
5 Pounds Sugar Free. '.
Once a month we give away 5 pounds of Fine Granu- . -. .
laled Sugar with every 4 pounds of Combination Coffee for 4) I ,00
Do not think that we give you an inferior coffee, for we positively
do not. We do this merely to make you a customer at our store, for we
know that you will appreciate a good cup of coffee. Four pounds for
$1.00 Is the price of this coffee, at any time at our Coffee Department.
This sale is good for Saturday and Monday only.
.jYVt o.iinva jly aji &,ii,vji!i.u
Children's Mittens, Black Wool Mittens, usual price 10c. -
Clearing Out Price QC
Men's Mocha Gloves, grey and tan, come one button; reg-
ular value $ 1 .25. Clearing Sale Price 93C
Women's Two-Clasp Kid Gloves, our regular 75c kind.
Clearing Sale Price 59C
Infants' White Mittens, silk, mercerized and cashmere. .
regular prices 25c to 50c. To close out they go at 1 5C
Woman's Linen Handkerchiefs,
a broken assortment of letters, a
lovely quality. Clearing '
Sale Price 1 9C
Woman's Embroidery Edge, Lace
Edge end Embroidery Hemstitched,
This line sold for 15c and 19c. To
make quick selling of this lot they
will go at Clearing Sale .
Prices at 1 OC
A DAINTY LUNCH
found at our Restaurant.
Candy Today at
Are You a Lover
Of the Beautiful?
Do j-ou wih to liaec pretty rings? We will
bo pleased to show jou holilaiic Diamond
IHngs, Diamond and Hmerahl Kings, Dia
mond and liuby Kings, Diamond and Opal
Kings, Diamond and Sippliiie Kings, Dia
mond and Turrpiois Kings. We will moult
any desiied combination to oidci.
317 Lnclcaiynima ave.
Iffice Desks and
New and Complete
DEALERS IN SCRANTON
We cany tho greatest assortment
of up-to-date Oflico Furnitiuc.
You arc invited to examine our
new lino before purchasing;,
121 Washington Avenue.
NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH
Can tho Seeker After
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
Find Buch Rich Reward.
ISA WINTER PARADISE.
Best Reached Via
(tAi,.vrj i. norci. ov wiu:n.s
Leave New Yoik Tuesdays, Thurs
SOUTHERN PACIFIC GO,
R. I. Smith, agent, 100 S, 3d st,
I : I
I Jooas Loog's Sods J
All our Vocal and Instrumental
Sheet Music at a Clearing .
Sale Price from . . . 25c to 1 OC
Popular title songs which have
been sung with success, Marches
'by the March King. Other cop
ies at Clearing Sale Prices .
5c and IOC
NONE CAN OUTDO US in
10c Per Pound
There is ns much difference in
Diamonds ns there is in human
faces, and not infrequently as
much hidden deception. When
you wish to buy a diamond come
to us. You can rely upon our
judgment and representation.
317 lacknwanna ave.
THE NEW DISCOVERY
233-327 Penn Avenue.
THIRD Mill BANK
Pays 3 Interest on
savings accounts whether
large or small.
Open Saturday evenings
from 7.30 to 8,30.