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The Goad Sensible Kind.
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Hats .1 all kinds oOo. to $5.00.
lap- ,-t'all kin, Is (V. to $5.(0.
Mrn's Jiuit- IV..111 $5.00 to $20.00.
M.'n's Own-.ut- trom $5.00 to $25.00.
Ii.iv. Suits ami (hcivoats, fiom $1.50 to $7.50.
Mm' Knit Jukcis from $1.00 to $5.00.
't't cacs troin '.( ivuts to $l2.5t.
Men's Trousers from $1.00 to $5.00.
1'runks, from $2.0S to g 12.00.
(il.ifs every known kind 10 c-nts to $10.00.
I'mhrvllas, trom otV. to $7.50.
S.'iirts t'r iii -45 ci nt to $o.0i.
Fancy and full dress vests $1.00 to $5.0i).
Snok'iii,: Jacket and House Cunts, $:'. ',S to $S.00.
H.in Ik. r. lii. I'-. l'roin 5 ivnts to $o.OO.
M.'ii'-S!k M 't-$5(0 $ii.50 and $.0.
Mir NK.iii:i (a;, $o.5(.
The Most RELlABLE;GIothing House.
TEST OP FRIENDSHIP
Rv. Dr.Talmag Points It Out
In His Sermon.
T : '.;U.c"rt Inlying itvi--itaU-ilby orevail
in,; i- riitu ii i of the diamond market fsuge-ted to
ii- !v i:i tin- year t-i I my stock we acted wisely.
Ti .- di:iiiio:id market rai-cd 10 jior cent. Xo
eciiil'i r 1;. We ure offerinji iliamonds and all pri--eiini-
t( ;ie- at Ajiril ill" ill) prices.
Equal to Every Occasion
Kiiiiilii s cm rei.uialkin. Tiiere'sja senee ol security
'if. knowing that ym have at your serviee t he one
i- in ' -i-tr.t! i'e;i:i- lvaina that is'm closest toneli
uifl. :iii' re::t Iimiv of reniialilt niuiinfaet tiring
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Tin. .sadinp .Itrwdcr. Graduate Optician.
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fliMiiisaa' of many
!uj .oyet ir. aO'lition to
ttin-. or. tin.- ;f-mt as fortli coming.
I' a.- ai-;.erc tua' UarriUK some
U!:frie;fi tKtinittliu.'.. employes of
tli'; torpora'.ioz. who i)ar'.icipalJ iL
ti.f- profit Biiiir::- plat wii: is tU cou-lui.-
month b V 'iiviuenti ou
tii? pr-i-r i t-o.k lo wui-.-i. taty buL
.k;riLii"l hi Jo.'.iu.
FIVE ThAINMEN KILLED
Tvo Engines ant) Tra.n On B. 4. O.
Pnnec Into Deep Ravine.
PieUiuont. W Va , be. 14 Kivh men
were aa'i b:via; bwveieiy iu-
Juie by th oitriuiuiiii; of two en
gines aiUf.b-'i to a Lavy Laitimore
u4 Ohio luilit train or; tni- ' IT uil
.(raU"," nea' t(nv. 'ity
'i'Le dw! ai- Lng.nwr tin:H' L).
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Emery Ervii. 'I unnt-itun. W. Va : KJrt;
man V.aitrr ii .NiLf, Trra Aiu. W.
Va ; i-iituiuii J V. Caiu r, Cumber
land, Aid . Li ataman Junn liai
Tb mon b-rioutiy injured were:
Engineer Wi.bal J. Oiblion, Cumber
ud, i3d , fauily truubtxl; Kueuoin E.
C Buckler. Terra AIU, W. Va.. arma
;:!.'. :i"iic ' uiiu n:;u.-i'U. l;ruh'iiiuu
I:. )'. li(il;iiL'"r. Grafton. W. Va.. beri-o-i.-
V.'aii- (ji s' the "37 miie
prad" t!j trail., to wbi'-h wre at-U'-ii'-d
two 'iit;n,-!-. ift tin- tra'-k. Tli-eiif-'iii".--
and n'ariy aK of tb' 14 ioud"d
'.ar.- itinibi-o i ri t . u u'-'' ravin-. car
rying tb' traiiiiii'-n witl. tin-m. Th
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COL. BOIES DIES SUDDENLY
St'icken On T'am While Returning
From Conference With Roosevelt.
S' ramon f'a , I"-" . ". Colonel H.
K. Iii !;!-, of tiii 'ty, (iid suddenly
at !:ii J i -: ' Mi rlinr Wllke-sbarre.
eho-'iy n't'-: !1 o'i -lock thin muruiug.
when ii- was f-scortfd by frif-ndt. He
took Hick on a train which had ben
ifiuv him back from Washington,
where he had a conference with the
president. Heart dLbeube wai the caube
He was born in 1827, In Lh-. Maw.
He had lived in Scranton since early
youth. He was the first colonel of the
Thirteenth regiment and prominently
identified with the National Guard For
years be hut been one of I'eiin.-yiva-nia
couiiuiuisiorierj of i'haritie nnd
cun-i liont and has written a rru.iow
of works on criminology.
TURKEY FILES EXPLANATION
Cla.rr.t Consul Davit Atta .eJ Police
rt Alexa C etta.
Witbiiiugiun. Ix i . 12.--;h;kiii iey,
the 'l ;irk.t!h liiiumter lien-, liii-d witii
ta- btale ueparlmeiit. an explanation
I ion: the minikU-r for foreign aflairii
of Turkey of tue Aiexaudielta affair,
felatin in err( that United bUteu
Ctiiibul Liaviu bcjght to procure the
Illegal emigration of a TurkUh aub
jftct, and, falling in thin, attacked and
heat the Turkiah police and then look
The elate department Laa had par
tial adricea from Miulater Lelalman,
and la awaiting the completion of hla
W Mar OUIlacalah tk Tra
rraat (ha raise A
Copriight, 190, by Loula Klopaeh.
CHICAGO. Dec. 13.-In thla aermon
tha praachtr daflnaa tha qaallUaa of
frlendahlp and polnta out th teat
wherabjr we ma dlatlnguiab the.tru
from the falsa. The text la III John,
14. "Great the friend by name."
Etymology la the historian of lan
guage. It la the huge wardrobe In
which are bung up the verbal gar
ments, ancient and modern, with which
Thought has been and la accustomed to
clothe herself. It is the International
and lnterraelal laboratory iu which
one alphabet is seen to a more or lesa
extent to bo in Imnntmy with nil other
alphabets, the siime u the study of
biology proves that the physlenl struc
tures of till living erentuivs. both ani
mal and vejrii..l ie, hnve been ovolved
primarily mini the same plan. Thus
we thul l h;il as xich.l styles in dresa
change so the erhal ani.i iiis for one
thought are som .ii:i.c ili-..ariled. and
new thoiuhls mv fniiml lo be wearing
the casioll verbal ilntins nf other
The ancient word barbarian" hud
an entirely ti;i". rent slgipticance from
its meaning in the present day. When
I say to you. "lie is a barbarian." you
immediately picture a savage, a brutal
cannibal, a black skinned roiuner of the
African forest or a Malay murderer,
who would as willingly cut out your
lvart as a hawk might plunge his
crooked beak Into the vitals of a dove
or a helpless fawn. Hut when Paul
w-rote in his epistle to the Romans, "1
am a debtor !oih to the Greeks and to
the barbarians." he meant he was a
debtor to those who were not living
innler Orsar's Jurisdiction. He usisl
the word ' barbarian" in the same sense
ns the Chinese now use tt. 'Aiming
tli '!ii:ise."' writes the loxicouranhcr.
"one who i nut a Chinaman, and es
po, -hilly a Kur.ipean or an Amarieun. is
commonly spoken of as a 'western bar
1 ; . in ti ." " The ancient word "wit" was
originally derived from the old Saxon
very "witan." which meant "to know."
In ancient language "a wit" meant "a
kiKiwer." one versed In knowledge, an j
erudite man. The modern word "wit" '
signifies a humorous entertainer, a
"funny" man. The ancient word I
"heathen" meant one who lived outside
the Intellectual cities. The modern
word "heathen" is now applied to a J
person igtiorant of the gospel. The
Spanish word "enballero" originally
meant "a man who traveled on horse
back." The modern word "eaballero"
means "a gentleman." The Spunlsh
word "peon" originally meant "one
who goes on foot." The modern word
"peon" means "a peasant." Now, the
simple fact is, In modern Spain many
a gentleman goes on foot nnd many a
Thus we also find that the word
"friends" of u.y text bus an entirely
different meaning from w hut the casual
reader might at tn-M suppose. The
modern word "friend" in popular dis
course means an acquaintance, one
vi;h whom we can sociaiiy pass a
pleasant hour, one who is upon our
cuihng list, one who invites us to his
home as we inuy invite him to our
daughter' wedditif party for his com
pany. Hut in ancient times the liib
lical word "friend" had a deeper, ho
llar meaning. It meant one who in the
truest and purest sense had his life
wrapped up in our life. As John Wes
ley gave the definition. "It incut; t one
who wns bound to us by self sucnlice
and the biood relation of the atoning
cross." It meant n Chriatiuu brother.
The modern definition of the word
"friend" is us different from the Bib
lical as a wolf traveling around in
sheep's clothing is at heart different
from a iamb. "The friendship of most
met, m these diirs." wrote John Spen
cer, "is like home piiinu in the wuter
which have broad ieuves on the surface
of the water, but scarce any root at
all; like drums and trumpets and en
signs in buttle, which make u noise and
a show, but act nothing." Therefore,
O man and woman, iu this sermon I
would try to describe for you who are
your true friends and also show you
whether you are true friends to others.
From among the scores and hundreds
of your acquaintances I would single
out a few noble spirits whose love you
ought to cultivate and whose affectiona
you should treasure in the holy of ho
lies of your most Innermost heart.
The true friend, in the first place, la
always th one who lores the Iord his
God with all his heart and soul and
mind before he tries to love his brother
as himself. He is the one who would
translate Into his own life In a spiritual
eenae the oft quoted advice which Po
lonius ave to his departing sou La
ertea, "To thine own self lie true, and
It muat follow as the night the day
thou taunt not then be false to any
A true earthly friend muat. In the
flrat place, he a true friend to hla Hear
nly Kriend, as waa Iaaac Newton. He
ao increased every one with whom he
came Id contact with his noble loyalty
to hie Dirlue Master that wlwn hla
friend, the great philosopher, Gottfried
Lelbnitc, was dying he cried out again
and again In hb lust aickueaa, "O thou
God of Iaaac Newton, have mercy upon
inef" And yet, atrange.to Bay, there are
scoria of us who aeeto to think that
our true f ri w's can be true to us while '
beUx untrue to their lietter a-l-.es.
true friend in the '..iillcal aetute la
MW ftntrua to hla God or to hla belter
ell. "WelL" aaya aome one, "bow am
I to know whether a friend la ftnt
to M before be to tra to mer Ok,
my brother, 70a need aeTer bar pat
that question to me. Ton know Intu
it! rely those among your associate
who are always true to God without
my telling you. A prominent eastern
newspaper man who for years was de
tailed as the Albany correspondent of
a great New York dally told me that
every year the lobbylata divided the
New York legislators Into three distinct
classes. First, there were those who,
like Cresa rs wife, were above suspi
cion. They were bouest through and
through. No man would dare approach
them with the Idea of offering them a
bribe. They would not dare to ap
proach them with a dishonorable pro
posal any more than they would dare to
aak the president of the United States
to appoint a minister plenipotentiary to
England for the consideration of a
$5,000 check or they would dare aak
King Edward to create William Wal
dorf Astor a member of the house of
lords for a bribe of $1,000,000. The
second claaa at Albany were the
"doubtful legislators." They might be
bribed If the money offered waa big
euough and they thought they would
not be found out. The third class were
the men who were there to sell their
votes to the highest bidders, no matter
who those bribers might be or how
much the Iniquitous railroad corpora
tion might desire to defraud the com
mon people, whose interests those leg
islators had taken a solemn oath to
protect. Likewise in everyday life
each man comes In contact with three
distinct classes of associates, first,
there are those men and women who,
like Oi'sar'a wife, are above suspicion.
They are true men; true to themselves
nnd true to their (led. Von would no
more dare tell a vile story before them
than you would dare tell such a filthy
story to your Christian mother. Next,
there are the "doubtful friends." They
might or might not be open to n wrong
proposition. Then there Is the third
class of men those whom you know to
be what they ought not to be and who
make a boast of tlicir sins.
1'ractical advice for this classifica
tion: From the bad men turn away
your face with firm resolve. You can
not associate with scoundrels without
you yourself lavomlng a party to their
Infamies. With the "doubtful class" of
associates be very chary of your friend
ship. Never allow any one to enter the
Inner chambers of your heart until be
has proved his virtue and nobility be
yond nil doubt.
The man who hnlls you Tom or Jack
And proves by thumps upon your back
His sense of your ureat merit.
That man must lie a friend lmted,
A treasured friend you must believe.
To pardon or to bear It.
The third class of your acquaintances
represents God's noblemen. These can
be numbered among the blessed few
who are spiritually trying to make the
most out of their lives. These seek,
these trust, these bind to you by the
unbreakable ties of affection. These
cherish all through life, up to the brink
of the grave. These are the kind of
Uiblical friends to whom the apostle
John sent his gospel salutation. The j
true friend corrects his brother's faults
as well as commends his virtnes. He
warns him of a moral danger, as he
would warn his friend of a physical
danger if on a winter's day he saw him
skating too near an airhole in the ice
or if while boating upon the river he
saw 1 1 i 111 rowing t.i mar the danger
ous dam or if be saw him bathing too
near the "sea pu-s." toward which the
treacherous undertow was trying to
drag him. The Ten Commandments of
Mount Sinai which C,od, with his fin
ger for a pen. wrote upon leaves of
stone, are filled with "thou shnlt
nots." Therefore one of the great mis- 1
sions of true friendship is. as I'aul de-1
scribed it, to "reprove, rebuke." as well
as to "exhort, with all loDg suffering
"No. no," says some one; "1 do not
agree with you at all. I believe it la an
enemy whose mission is to point out j
faults. The true mission of a friend is '
to encourage and commend virtues.
Alas, by bitter experience I have found
uui 1 ue iruiu 01 uiis euiiciiieui. come
years ago three of my friends and I
entered into an agreement. They were
at that time my dearest friends. We
decided that we would meet at least
once a week, and for mutual benefit we
would tell each other all the critielsable
things we had seen or heard about each
other. We entered into this agreement
purely for the purpose ot correcting
each other's faults. We had Just two
such proposed meetings and then broke
up In a big row. We have never bwu
the same to each other alnee. No talk- I
lng to me about a frlend'a faults! If j
l...,l,. U.. a I
iu xiiriiue ume iuujus uivy must lie
told about them by some one else." O
my brother, you are wrong; you are en
tirely wrong. A friend, a true friend,
should be able to come to a brother as
a loving mother could to her wayward
child and tell him of the moral mis
takes he is making. Thla does not
mean, aa some people suppose, that the
true mission of friendship is to gather
ap all the mean and contemptible say
ings which have been spoken about one
and then retell Men to his brother. No
bouquet of fragrant Is-auties can be
collected from among the stinging net
tles and the poisonous ivies growing
knee deep In the Htenchful swamps.
But though the mission of 'true
friendship consists not In peddling evil
reports it does have a mission in lov
ingly and tenderly correctliiK the
wrongdoings of our dear ones. .lolnuiu
Goethe, the mwt famous poet and dram
atist of Genua 11 literature, once ex
pressed this beautiful thoti.'ht: "When
rt art young we think we shall build
palaces for the goda, but at last we are
glad If we have dug away mime of the
rubbish, at our feet." Ah, that 0:itw
meat Is true! When e " '
have an amtiTi 11 r r ,r --.c u,,
universe, bt when vn j o'i - w
have narrowed down th- hoc - of otir
life to this fclmule desire. We hopa th:.t
May Bt right oonolTW, We hope
that we may be abla to reawve from
our frienda paths soma of the impediment-
over which we ourselves bare
Tba true friend to one who rejoices
with us in our successes ss well as
sympathises with us In our failures.
"Oh, you aay, "that is a universal,
self trident desire. There is no danger
of any friend not rejoicing with us
when we succeed in life. The only dan
ger is Miat these friends will turn their
backs upon us when wo are defeated."
Steady, brother, steady. I am surpris
ed at your answer. I am amased, first,
that you are such a poor analyser of
human character and, secondly, that
you bavt not found out tbt error of
your belief by personal experience.
Ready are you to grant that enemies
rejoice at our overthrow and are sorry
at our triumphs. But la one sense
many of our acquaintances are actuat
ed by the aamo motivea. When tripped
up in the race of life many of our
frleuds are ready to aay: "Poor fellow!
Ia It not too bad that my friend So-and
so failed In business? Is It not too bad
that John tost all the money he Inherit
ed from bis father?" But they often
sympathize with us In the self compla
cent way which, translated In the ordi
nary language of life, means: "It Is too
bad, but If John had only been as
smart aa 1 am he would never have
lost hia money. Now he is Just as poor
as the rest of ua, and ho can 110 longer
live In a fine house or have his daugli
ter taking music lessons or his son go
to college." But let a man make a suc
cess; let hliu strike a big prollt In a
real estate Investment; let him have a
$5,000 Income wheu we have only
$1.KHI and It will take a mighty on
slaught of Christian grace In our hearts
to throttle the demon of envy gnawing
within our breasts.
The true friend is never "out of sight,
out of mind." His love can be likened
to the trembling movements of the
magnetic needle. No matter which
way the ship turns, that needle always
turns toward the north pole. No mat
ter which way the true friend goes,
his heart's needle always points toward
his absent brother.
But, oh. how easy It Is to forget our
absent frleuds! Mow easy to get care
less about sending the tender saluta
tions of affection which St. John sent
to his beloved tlalus when he wrote,
"Greet the friends by unmr!" How
easy when sickness comes or death
conies Into the home to neglect the
written words of sympathy! Wheu
we are afar off, how easy amid pressing
cares uot to send the letter of encour
agement and advice and warning
which would help keep that young
man from turning to the left Into the
path of Hin when he should keep
straight In the narrow path of virtue!
My brother, are you doing your duty,
yourV Christian duty, to that absent
friend? You know you had a mighty
Influence for good when you were by
his side. Shall you drop that Influ
ence for good -merely because, yon can
not touch his hand, or appeal to hira ex
cept through the Influence of-the writ
.True friendship is proof, also, not
only against absence, but survives
death itself. The widow of your friend
and his fatherless children, his brother
and sister and all whom he loved will,
if you are a true friend, have claims
on j ou which you will recognize. When
David became king of Israel, one of the
lirst things he did was to send mes
sengers through the length and breadth
of bis kingdom to see If there was any
of Saul's family living to whom he
could show kindness, for his friend
Jonathan's sake. One was found, n son
of bis dead friend. He was a cripple,
and Iiavid took him and made pro
vision for him in his palace. He did
this for the sake of his dfad friend.
O brother, Is there In your life a friend
ship that deatli lias sundered? Was
there some Jonathan who loved you
and whom you loved? Waa there one
who helped you when you were start
ing In business or who stood by yeu In
some trouble? Perhaps thut friend has
left a wife who needs hclp a son who
is struggling with the world, a daugh
ter who needs protection. Lt your love
go out to them In loving service. You
can do nothing for Jonathan dead, but
for those whom he loved better than
his life you may do much. How better
can you prove yourself a true friend
than by helping them for his sake?
He may be awaiting their arrival In
the land of blessed reunion. Let them
go there to tell him how your love for
hlrn brightened their lives.
Thus the "love altar" is not to be a
despised altar. We should love the hu
man race collectively. We should love
the Ixird our God with all our strength
and our nelghlmr as ourselves. But
that dix'S not menu all the members or
the human family should occupy the
same aacred thrones In our heart.
Christ came to save a world, but Christ
again and again wended hia way ont
of Jerusalem, over the Judiean hill to
lode In Bethany with Mary and Mar
tha and Laxarus, who were hla true
frleuds. Christ came to aave a world,
but when be partook of the last sup
per he gathered about him the twelve,
even though be knew one of these whs
a traitor. Thus you should have your
sacred friends In. Christ. Yeu should
have those sacred frienda as Paul had
theia and John had them and Peter bad
them. We should have those Christian
friends a boot ua who will lift us up
Instead of drugging us down frienda
with whom we can laugb and aing and
romp and play; friends with whom we
can while away a vacation, hut also
true friends, with whom we can re
joice la their prosperity, and with whom
we can weep over the caaket, and with
whom we caa kneel hi prayer-true
THepds, vV' are rn' to, us because
they are true o Christ. Thus I bid
you do as fit. John commanded Oalus,
"Greet the frlsnds by name," Ortat
them colLjctiTely. HoM ttat to Oaffa
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asthma, tod cougbt ol(
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thlnc better than Ayer
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own doctor If this Is not
He use It. He nnderstiit
why it soothes and heals.
" 1 tost a tonibl cenih for wMk,. ft-,
took Aytr hrry factor f ana wliT!
bottl completely rnr4 m." "
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Reduced Kates to New Orleans
On account of the meet! ig (J
Auiencau rconouno Mociciy Ultjj
American Historiea' Society, i
OrlcatiH, La., December US to
I, the Pennsylvania ll'iilrmul
pany will sell round-trip t ikt g
New Orleans and return from a,i
tkius 011 IU Hues, December 21,
S good for return pu-Hsuge until j,J
ary b, inclusive, at reduced r-itiM tJ
specillo information consult Tn-M
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always 60
I James (1. Huckcubiirg, Kissimmw,
I Mabel Jiowersox, '
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On Wednesday, December II, & t;
.Northumberland, by Itev. V. A. H
Peter Klingler, Ph. ()., of Selinsgmve,
and Clara H. Irutt, of Niirthumtierlial.
Tlie Biinott meeting ot the utovklioldend
The First National llauk, ot Miriillebiirr, h
fur tlie clenlion of director toBervctheeniuiJ
year, will Im liolil In the oflicca ot Hit- Dank
the l'Jtli day of January, 1904, IjcIwmi mi
hours ot 10 . m. and 12 a. m.
J. O. THOMPSON, CMhin
Tttuuht quk'kly and ...unn.Klilv at
Cot. We trull, simlentM the v:.r ift..-ji
WHiittlifin triiliied. JiiKdt'iiiiiti.linri.iv
ton. t,n pay in if ponlitmin timruLlw!)
all k null m ten, or money n'fun. !.'!.
Illuitratiil eahtlociii' maiii-il I It IX
kMttf44MI f TtWffnph, Hut ifl Uhuea,
Christinas is coming and inM
will be here before many (if w
are reudy for it. Now we Imvit
mude arrangements whereby
can offer our trade 2.j beautiful
Oohl Kings free. Just the thing
to give toa friend for a I'liristma
present. Remember weonlyliavt
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