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Operative and Mechanical I tcntiFtry Carefully
performed, Tee.th positive! \ cxtjanted without
pain,with <luß, Ether arid Chloroform: Treat
ing and Killini: teeth aSi-ecialtv.
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Office over Paules' l>rug Store
11.1. STKEBT. - - I'ANVII.I.K. PA
J. J. BROWN,
THE EYE A SPECIALTY.
Eyes tested, treated, littcd with glass
es and artificial eyes supplied.
311 Market Street, liloomsburg, Pa.
Hours —10 a. in.to 5 p. ni.
MEN'S NEW CLOTHES.
Soft Fabrics Popnlar— Slight ( hanarei ,
Ixi tut —BuNinpNN Suits.
The materials for suitings will be
more attractive than those of last sea
son, and soft fabrics will lie popular,
says the New York Tribune, authority
for the following items In regard to
men's clothes for the season of 10»X>-1.
It will be largely a stripe season, and
the stripes will range from the narrow
herringbone to the clear cut lines
which were worn in flannels during the
Bummer months. But there will be
many handsome checks and overplaids
also, mid those will be worn by men
who are too tall for the striped goods.
Fancy waistcoats, which were worn so
much last fall and winter that it was
feared they would become "common,"
will be worn again, and many hand
some patterns have been added to the
There will be 110 radical changes.
"The days for great jumps in men's
styles," said a Fifth avenue tailor, "are
over. We go slowly, and changes are
brought about before the wearer knows
It. The trousers grew narrower by de
grees, and now by degrees they are
growing wider, and next season's crop
will be Just a bit broader than last
year's, and the frock coat will be just a
bit longer. The left over frock last
year could be cut off and made fashion
able, but the leftv over garment this
year must be cast aside, because you
can't add a piece to its length."
The shoulders in overcoats will be
made broad and square, and padding
will be used liberally. The Chester
field, the popular overcoat, with a seam
down the back, will be made to come
just below tin; knee. The collar will be
of the same material as the coat or of
velvet, and tin- garment will be cut
full, making it about one-lialf box.
Evening dress will be the same as
last season, but the peaked lapel with
FOUR BUTTON BUSINESS SUITS,
eilk finish will be more generally worn,
because * lie" shawl roll, even for young
men, will IK- less popular.
The waistcoats will be cither single
or doi/ble breasted if of the same mate
rial as the coat, but only double breast
ed If made of fancy material. Trou
sers will have the side seams covered
with either plain or fancy braid. The
men who insisted on wearing high
hats with dinner, sack or Tuxedo coats
will probably continue the light, but
makers of fashions still insist that a
Tuxedo Is a sack and that a white tie,
white waistcoat and high hat should
not be worn with it. These coats will
be made with the peaked lapel roll or
with the silk shawl finish. The latter
will lie the favorite style.
For day dress the double breasted
frock and the single breasted cutaway
will again be one correct garment, but
stout men will probably be glad to
adopt the recently introduced single
breasted frock coat, which was exten
sively worn many years ago and gave
way before the double breasted gar
"All men look alike in a ballroom or
at the opera," said a fashionable tailor,
"and no one could see there that the
American man is well dressed. To get
the right Idea on that score you must
see the men in their business dress."
Among the business suits for the com
ing season the three button cutaway
will rank first, and close behind this in
point of popularity will tie the straight
front four button sack. Then as third
In line will come the four button cuta
way sack. The double breasted straight
sack will be worn tnuch by the men
who are indifferent to moderate cold
and who dispense with overcoats for
ordinary street wear, but the single
breasted coat of the same pattern will
continue to be worn, as it was in the
spring and summer.
Hot Ufaiher I'rlvcillty.
"Tlie mnn who invented ice cream
"Ought t<i ha*e a monument.
"Well, yoa erect one to him of ice
•cream and I'll help you eat it.' Indian
Alliert Heller, living at 1114 Farnhani
St.. Omaha, says: "l have tried most
evi-ry thing that is nsed as a prevent ■
ive or cure for headache, but nothing j
did me ho mrc'i - •• • • Kranses Head |
ache < 'ap- "!•*>. (>.b rs who have used '
them say the sat:: isiug." Price 2Tk?. J
iiold by Kossiuau >ll s Pharmacy.
A note ui Cliff Dwellings In a Govern
The United States has rescued from
vandalism the ancient cliff dwellings
of New Mexico by including them in a
new government reservation to be
known as Pajarito park. A tract of
land comprising some 150,000 acres has
been set aside, embracing the famous
Santa Clara canyon, throughout the
length of which now curls, now dashes
over great bowlders, a crystal brook
abounding in trout, its banks fringed
with every variety of forest growth
known to New Mexico. The beautiful
wooded mesas that wall this and other
canyons which deeply scar the region
of wilderness comprising I'ajarito park
are nature's masterpieces in them
selves, but they afford views of the
surrounding country that are indeed
sights to behold.
One of the "towns" in the park, and
the most interesting from many points
of view, is known as l'uye. It con
sists of two distinct groups of dwell
ings, or, rather, two towns in one. The
first of these, as one approaches from
the north or by way of Santa Clara
canyon, is situated on the summit of
It is a gigantic structure, 300 feet
square, with walls still standing at
some points eight feet high. This build
ing alone was sufficiently capacious to
house 500 people, while two adjacent
ruins of the same general character,
although circular in shape and about
100 and 150 feet in diameter respective
ly, doubtless accommodated as many
more in the ancient days when they
were inhabited. In and about the
ruins thousands of potsherds and frag
ments of stone implements may be
seen, a suggestive indication of the
treasures still hidden beneath th«
But massive as are its walls and ex
tensive its ground plan this ruin is
ENTKANCE TO A CLIFF DWELLING,
commonplace in comparison with that
part of old l'uye which lies south and
east of it. Nothing so extensive as
this group of cavatc lodges, as they are
called, exists anywhere. For fully a
mile the escarped, shimmering white
face of the mesa is literally honey
combed with dwellings pecked out of
the solid tufa by means of stone im
plements, for nowhere does any evi
dence exist that the original occupants
of these strange homes knew anything
of the white man or of his arts.
Viola Allen and Hep Exceptional Ca
reer on the Stage.
Viola Allen is appearing in a new
play, Marion Crawford's "In the Pal
ace of the King." Success has persist
ently attended her since she left
Charles Frohman's stock company to
star in"The Christian." Miss Allen Is
a serious worker, one who devotes all
her time to her art, striving to better
herself in every possible way. She
comes naturally by her talent. As •
child she was passionately fond of the
stage, and she was almost brought up
In the atmosphere of the footlights, hur
father, C. Leslie Allen, being one of th«
best character actors of his time.
Miss Allen considers herself a Bos
ton girl, as her youth was spent there,
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l J hoto by liuse Si Sands, New York.
and it was in that town that she pro
cured her first engagement. By her
able work in"The Christian" she has
brought herself in the front rank of
actresses, and if she is half as good as
Dolores in her new play theater goer*
will have nothing to complain of. , i
From Paris comes word that the all
white dining room Is the latest vogue.
Perhaps it is to be counted the logical
next step after the long reign of the
idue and white dining room. The ceil
ing and walls of such rooms are paint
ed or papered In white. Sometimes
they are tapestried with white brocade.
They are hung with white serge, satin,
silk or brocade curtains, the electric
side lights or gas brackets being of
crystal or silver or the two combined.
Croquet is becoming fashionable
again, especially with men and women
who have not gone in for golf. The
dainty gowning jw>ssiblo In this game
cannot be forgotten by clever women
who value the opportunity for attract
ive dressing, a point much in favor of
the old fashioned popular lawn skirt.
The English bull pup is now fash
ion's canine favorite, at least with the
younger women. His unmitigated all
round ugliness is thought to be 11 good
background for the beauty and grace
of his mistress. A pure bred bulldog
is credited by the authorities with a
sweet temper and much affection. "He
loves from the tip of his bluut nose to
the extreme points of his toe nnils. He
hates in the same unreserved fashioa,"
says one judge.
MOKE THAN A QUEEN.
STRONG CHARACTERISTICS OF WIL
HELMINA OF HOLLAND.
One of the Mimt Self Willed Sorer
eigiitt «»f loaro]te —Her IIICH* of »
II iiNlxiurl and of AffuirM of State.
One of tlit? most self willed sover
eigns of Europe is undoubtedly the
young queen of Holland. She is tlie
personification of independence and at
the saint; time possesses n j#isdom be
yond her years. She has shown both
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Photo by Kameke, The ITague.
these qualities by insisting upon choos
ing her own husband. Time and time
again it lias been announced that
Queen Willielmina was betrothed to
tiiis or that royal highness, only to
have the report given immediate de
nial by her actions. Many have been
the respectful and perhaps pointed
hints she has received 011 the high rank
and good qualities of the different
scions of royal houses, but she has al
ways met the remarks of such officious
persons with chilling contempt. It is
said that one of the ladies of the court
who suggested that a certain prince
would make an eligible husband re
ceived the curt reply: "If you think
him so tine, why don't you marry him
yourself'! The man I marry I must re
spect enough to call him my lord and
master except during the times when I
am consulting with my ministers. Then
I shall i>e the queen, and he will be my
Indeed it lias been evident from the
first that Queen Willielmina had no In
tention of being a mere figurehead, and
as she has really a line character and
has endeared herself to her subjects by
countless little acts of kindness this
decision of hers is much applauded by
the common people.
Now comes the announcement that
her majesty's choice has fallen on
Duke Adolph Frederick of Mecklen
burg-Sehwerin. The duke is some
years the senior of his intended bride,
having been born in 1873. He is cap
tain and chief escort in the regiment
of cuirassiers of the Prussian guards
and is looked upon as one of the clever
est members of the noted house to
which he belongs. Tall and handsome,
with the fine straight figure due to
German training, he is very popular in
Queen Willielmina is the tallest
queen in Europe, and although so
young she carries herself with truly
royal dignity. The illustration repre
sents her in Dutch attire, a costume of
which she is very fond.
Minn Mannering'* I'ortrnjnl of thm
(hameter on the Stage.
When Mary Mannering played for
the last time with the Froliman stock
company, she was so affected by a
present which she found waiting for
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l'holo by Morrison, Chicago.
her at the end of one of the acts that
she broke down completely. The pres
ent was from the members of the com
pany and proved how much the pretty
little English girl had won their hearts
during the four years of her stay with
At the time Miss Mannering was un
der contract to F. C. Whitney for the
fall season, and it was arranged that
she was to star in something, but what
had not been decided. In fact, great
difficulty was experienced i:i lhiding a
play which would sn'.t her. At this
juncture Frank Mclvre, who had ac
quired the dram;, ic rights to "Janice
Meredith," was I Ntking for an actress
to impersonate his heroine. lie saw
how admirably adapted Mary Manner
ing was to fill the part and arranged
with Mr. Whitney for the transfer.
Getting Kven With Iliin.
"I wonder why it is," he said, "that
women with brains are almost invariably
devoid of beauty V"
"For the same reason, perhaps," she
dreamily murmured, "that men who are
otherwise mentally sound are gibbering
idiots when it comes to the point where
a little discretion is necessary."
You see lie had once called her beauti
ful. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Why llubh) Itejolcecl.
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Wife —Oh, John! Baby's got a tooth!
Husband-Well, I hope he is satisfied
now. He's been howling about that tooth
for two weeks! —New York Journal.
PEOPLE OF THE DAY.
Recent eveuts iii Wall street, in
which James li. Keeue lias been a
prominent figure, recall the fact that
there was a day, ami it isn't so long 1
ago. when Keeue didn't quite know
where he was going to pet Ids next 1
meal. That war, In the golden days of
San Francisco, thirty odd years ago. |
lie had gone west for work. He had
a wife and two hahies to support. Day
after day he walked the streets of the
new city looking for something to do. j
lie lias told some of his intimates that
his shoes finally wore out so badly that j
JAMES B. KEEXE.
he was forced to put ink on his socks
to keep the holes from showing. Ten
years later he shook the dust of the
golden west from his feet and came
east with $10,000,000 in good California i
Today there are few rich men to
whom he cannot dictate. Yet uo one
ever sees the Keenes socially. They
have no ambition to shine in the Four
Hundred. Mr. and Mrs. Keene have a
beautiful home at Cedarburst. aud
there they live quietly all the year
round, leaving the society end of life
to their daughter, Mrs. Talbot J. Tay
lor. and their sou, "Foxie" Keeue,
who belongs to the smart hunting set.
Mr. Kvurta* Seel anion.
At a recent big meeting the printed j
I list of vice presidents contained the i
: name of William M. Evarts, says the '
New York World. To old timers the 1
name recalled many things; to the new
generation it possibly meant nothing.
Mr. Evarts never leaves the old red |
brick mansion at the corner of Four- j
j teenth street and Second avenue. Call- ;
J ers there are very few aside from the
families of ids children and his former
I law partners.
The giants in the Republican party
j today have forgotten him. if they
j were asked whether Mr. Evarts were
l dead or living, it would probably puz
| zle most of them to give an offhand
A .Inly nrldr.
That Lady Randolph Churchill has a
j will of her own in dealing with ques
-1 tlons In the realm of the tender pas
sion was shown when, despite all pro-1
I tests and opposition, she announced,
| that she would marry Lieutenant
j George Cornwallis West of the Scots .
i guards in July, in the year of our Lord ;
Lady Churchill is a daughter of the
late Leonard Jerome of New York city.
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LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL.
She was married to Lord Itandalpb
Churchill, the second son of the sev
enth duke of Marlborough. He died
in IS!).", leaving two sons, Winston
Leonard Spencer Churchill, born in
1871. and John Winston Spencer
Churchill, who was born in ISSO.
Lieutenant Cornwallis West is 20
years of age. He is a brother of the
Princess of I'less.
Hlh Honor Fishes Also.
Judge—The charge against you is drunk
and disorderly. What have you to say?
Prisoner—l was fishing aud—
Judge (eagerly)— What luck?
(The prisoner talks volubly for five
minutes, while the face of the judge
Judge—Discharged on charce of drunk
ne»s mid helil for perjury.—Town Topics.
T. A. Slocum, M.the Great Chera
i.-t ..:!<] Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the A!i!icte<l, Three Jlottle? of
his Newlv ' )i.«covi--i'cil Reme
dies to Cme Consumption
ami All 1 i:i.g Troubles.
Nothing could be fairer, more philan
thropic or carry inoie joy to the afiiict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Slocum. M.
C., of New York City.
Confident that lie has discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchia], throat and lung diseases,
general decline anil weakness, loss of
flesh and all conditions wasting, and to
make its great merits known, he will
send, iree, three bottles to any reader of
the American who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which he owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
He has proved the dreaded consump
tion to lie a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and has on file in nis American
and Kuropean laboratories testimonials
of experience from those benefitted and
cured, in all parts of the world.
Don't d» 'iy until it is too late. Con
sumption, uninterroped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocum, M. C., 98 Pine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postoffice address, and
please mention reading this article in
the Americas - March 4 i)
COAL STRIKE LEADERS.,
Two Chief Mrn Among the
United Mine Workers.
ABILITY AND LONG TRAINING.
Personal Sketches of .Jolin Mitchell
mill Frederick Dilelier Qualities
That Win A in<iiiu the it mi U. and
File of WxrkiiiKiiien.
At the head of the United Mine
Workers of America, a body of labor
ers greater in number than the Ameri
can army, stands John Mitchell, a very
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From tiis latest photo.
young man for so responsible a posi
tion. He is only ill years of age, but
he has been connected with the labor
movement for 15 years. lie is of
course a practical miner and hasVork
ed in the coal mines of a number of
i states, from Illinois as far west as
i New Mexico. Mr. Mitchell has won
I the confidence of the coal miners not
I only by his labors in their behalf, but
also by his many sterling qualities of
character, although by the operators
he is bitterly denounced and detested
< as an "agitator."
Mr. Mitchell's career in his particu
i lar branch of unionism has been nota
ble. His father, a coal miner, lost his
life in the mines and left him at the
age of 4to the care of friends. At 13
he began work in the mines and at 10
became a Knight of Labor in his na
tive state. Illinois. lie has been suc
cessively secretary-treasurer of north
Illinois, delegate to the Illinois legisla
l ture, member of the state executive
I board of the United Mine Workers, or
' ganizer of the national union, vice
j president and finally president of the
organization. In two years practically
| he rose from the humble position of a
coal miner in Spring Valley, Ills., to
the head of bis organization truly
I'hoto by UniteJ News Co.
for so young a man a career that must
have been filled with earnest, constant
endeavor, liis leading mental charac
teristic is perseverance. In the organi
zation bis name stands as a synonym
of hard fighting and a symbol of a
never say die policy. His mind works
slowly when an important matter ia
under discussion, but once resolved
nothing can turn him from his purpose.
He is a ready debater and fluent speak
er and is a member or officer of a num
ber of social and educational societies
and clubs. Before be reached his ma
jority his fellow townsmen at Spring
Valley, Ills., thought well enough of
him to elect him a member of the local
board of education.
In Frederick, or "Dig Fred," Dilelier
the miners have for a leader a man
who is thoroughly one of themselves.
In dress, appearance and manner tie is
a typical miner save that his height,
more than six feet, and bis girth ren
der him conspicuous. Mr. Dilelier is
an older man than his chief and has
been an active organizer among his co
laborers for many years. He has
been a coal miner for 17 years. Ilis is
an ideal personality to deal with so
heterogeneous a mass of men as the
strikers, for be possesses a grand fund
of good nature and patience in dealing
with difficult situations. He is the
chief of the executive board and the
leader in most direct contact with the
men. To his friends he is known as
"Baby," an ironical reference to his
height and bulk.
Mr. Dilelier is a native of Ohio and
the head of the coal miners in the dis
trict that includes the eastern part of
that state and part of Pennsylvania.
To him is due much of the credit for
the organization of the miners of the
anthracite region into the union.
A famous I'earl.
The beautiful pearl known as the
Great Southern Cross was found in
Western Australia in the year ISM. It
consists of nine pearls joined together
in the form of a crc.s. in which shape
It was found by a man named Clarki
It is said that tin finder and the first
purchaser of it buried it for some time,
superstitions!y regarding it as a heav
enly miracle. It was, however, uiti
mately taken tip from its burial place
and sold for H.O 1 ' >, since which time if
has frequently changed hands and is
now valued at >'."»o,ii( >o. Al the Colonial
and Indian exhibition in England it at
traeted a good deal of notice and is
probably the only natural cross ever
Quinine for Golds.
Many people who use quinine for the
cure of colds say that the effect of this
drug is more disagreeable than the dis
ease. Krause's Cold Cure i> prepared
iti a convenient, capsule form, and will
cure the most deeply seated cold in 21
hours without any interruption to busi
ness. They are pleasant to take and
give you a clear. fre.-Ji seus.ition while
operating. Price 25c. Sold by lios>tnan
& Sou's Pharmacy
ALABAMA'S NEW GOVERNOR. [
Samfortl u Sonllicrn Gentleman of .
the Oiil School.
llou. William .1. Samford, recently j
i leeted governor <>f Alabama, was born
in Georgia, but bis father removed to
Ma.-, ii county. Ala., near Tuskegee,
wh ii lie was an infant, and he has re
sided in that section of the state ever
since. lie is a descendant of some of
the mi -t prominent families in Georgia
and Alabama. In his youth he worked j
en the farm and in a printing office. At 1
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I'hoto by Heed, Mobile, Ala.
HON". WILLIAM J. SAMFORD.
the age of 17 he volunteered as a sol
dier in the Confederate army, and dur
ing that fateful conflict he faced the
bail of shot and shell unflinchingly and
was frequently promoted for valor and
meritorious services. Today he thinks
there is no greater honor than to have
been a soldier of the "lost cause." Aft
er the war was over and the flag of the
Confederacy was forever furled he re
turned to his people and devoted all
his energy to the rehabilitation of hi»
section. He is emphatically a self
made man. He read law and was ad
mitted to the bar and rapidly rose to
the head of his profession. He is one
of the best advocates and constitution
al lawyers in Alabama. He has been
successful in his profession and has
been employed in many celebrated
cases in Alabama, Georgia, Florida
and Louisiana. Before a jury he has
few equals. His people have conferred
many positions of honor and responsi
bility upon him, and in all he discharg
ed his duties with ability and credit to
Distinguished Representatives nt the
Conference In Philadelphia.
The tenth annual conference of the
railway branch of the Young Men's
Christian association at Philadelphia,
beginning Oct. 11, is a notable event.
ALEXANDER J. CASS Alt.
Among the speakers are President
Alexander J. Cassatt of the Pennsylva
nia railroad. Vice President Voorhees
of the Reading, President Baldwin of
the Long Island and President Stevens
lof the Chesapeake aud Ohio. The
i czar of Russia will send two repre-
I sentatives, M. Reitliuger, assistant
manager of the railway pension com-
I mittce of the Russian government, and
! M. Sliidlovski, assistant to the chief
I engineer of tlie Moscow-Kursh and the
! Nijui-Novgorod railways and the chair
man of the Mutual Help society of the
employees of the same lines. The em
peror of Russia takes a personal inter
est in the coming of these gentlemen
and himself enters into the details of
some proposed association work to be
undertaken along the line of the Si
berian railway aud throughout the em
Prince Ililkoff, the imperial minister
of Russian railways, has visited the
United States and been banqueted by
railroad men here. The two Russian
delegates are to be accorded many
privileges and after the convention
adjourns are to be taken to several
railway centers that they may examine
personally the details of railway as
sociation work in America. With them
will be. it is expected, Herr Paul Glase
napp, who is attached to the German
embassy at Washington and who has
been asked by his government to study
She methods of association work in
this country. He has been Invited to
the Philadelphia meeting and to join
the Russians in the tour of inspection.
Forty-five American associations own
and occupy buildings having a total
value of $500,000, aud 2!i associations
occupy buildings set aside by railroad
corporations having a value of $449,-
000. Under construction there are
seven buildings costing SIIO,OOO.
"Why dees a fairy tale customarily
end 'and they were married and lived
happily ever after?' "
"That lias come to be essential," re
plied Cayenne. "That is what
shows it is a fairy tale."—Washington
Tl»e A\ Snpiilnntii Hie Stienrß.
"Old Li Hung Chang ought to make a
lucecssful sensational journalist."
"He brightens up his proclamations of
foreign friendliness with a profusion of
fc. ads and cuts."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mil I.IIIK It AH lil^ht.
Mrs. VdeiiL.' Wife —You are sure there
are live pounds of sugar in this package?
It spems very light.
Grocer—That, madam, is because it is
entirely free from sand.—Boston Tran
Too Wine to l.et <;«.
"Why can't yea afford a vacation trip,
Billy V Von need a rest."
"A rest? When I ;:<i awaj for a week
the other boys in the oflice pile up three
weeks' work on me."—Chicago Record.
For Female Complaints
and diseases arising from an impure
state <>f the bl 1 Lichty's Celery Nerve
Compound is an invaluable specific.
Sold bv Kossinan tV Sim's Pharmacy. 1
Attorney General Elkin Tells of
the Appropriations Made.
PENNSYLVANIA MOST GENEEOUS.
Thfro Will Be \» Curtailment In the
Allwtvn nee« Heretofore Made, Which
Are Greater Than Are Made by Any
Other State in the Union.
In referring to the issue of the pub
lic school appropriation Attorney Gen
eral John P. Elkin has given a very
clear and comprehensive statement of
the attitude of the Stone administra
Attorney General Elkin said:
"I have been requested to explain
the attitude of the Republican party
and the present administration on the
question of the support of the common
: schools. Upon that question Pennsyl
vania has a proud record. Our first
1 appropriation to the common schools
! was made in 1835. It amounted to
$75,000; every year an annual appro- ]
priation has been made for the schools.
| In 1872, prior to the adoption of the
new constitution, the appropriation was
$700,000. The framers of our funda-
I mental law inserted a provision that
I the minimum amount thereafter appro-
I priated in any one year should be one
million dollars. From 1874 to 1887 in
clusive the amount appropriated was
I the minimum fixed by the constitution.
At that session of the legislature a
1 movement was set on foot by the Re
publican members to increase this ap
propriation. The effort resulted In a
compromise which gave $1,500,000 for
this purpose. For 1889 the amount was
increased to two millions of dollars,
and in 1891, when the Republican party
controlled both branches of the legis
lature, the annual appropriation was
increased to the princely sum of three
millions of dollars for 1893.
! STONE S WARNING IGNORED.
When Governor Stone was inaugu
rated he sent a message to the legis
lature explaining the financial condi
tion of our state treasury. The records
i then showed that there was a practical
r deficit of more than three million dol
lars. The governor suggested that one
of these things should be done, either
that the legislature should provide
more revenue or reduce the appropria
tion, in order that the credit of the
commonwealth might be sustained.
| "The legislature did not provide ad
ditional revenue andd d 11 ' 1 not decrease
the appropriation. The governor was
then confronted with the condition of
an already existing deficiency in the
treasury and more appropriations made
j than the estimated revenue of the state
| would pay. He viewed the situation as
a practical business man would. Ho
" 'The state cannot approve the pay
ment of more than it receives, no mat
ter how worthy the purpose.'
"He acted on the principle that we
must be Just before we are generous.
"He scaled down the appropriation
bills in every possible direction to the
amount of $500,000. But even this did
not bring the appropriations within the
estimated revenues and provide for the
payment of the deficit. He was then
up to the question of the school appro
priation. He reduced this $500,000 a
year. He gave as his reason that there
was not sufficient money to make this
large appropriation and pay the debits.
He also stated in his veto message
that he would cheerfully approve the
whole appropriation of $5,500,000 if the
conditions of the state treasury war
A DEFICIT IS WIPED OUT.
"Less than two years have elapsed
since this action was taken by the gov
ernor. In the meantime the financial
condition of the state has phenomenal
ly improved; up to the present moment
we have paid the entire deficiency of
more than three million dollars, and
have sufficient money to pay the entire
school appropriation and still have a
surplus of more than one million dol
lars. This condition of affairs was
brought to the attention of the gover
nor several weeks ago, and he imme
diately instituted an investigation to
see whether or not the half million
might not be returned to the common
school appropriation. He has stated
publicly that it was his intention to
recommend in his message to the leg
islature that a deficiency bill should
be passed to give the schools the $500,-
000 a year, the amount which he de
ducted from the appropriations made
by the last legislature.
"The governor has done this In a
spirit of equity and broad mined states
manship. His action should and will
meet with the approval of every friend
of the common school system in the
state. Some of the newspapers that
denounced the governor when he re
duced the appropriation are now most
angry at him because he Is taking
measures to restore it. But their de
nunciations in the one instance and
their angry insinuations in the other
will not deter him from doing his duty.
A SPLENDID RECORD.
"The Republican party on the school
question has made a splendid record in
our state. The highest appropriation
made while the Democrats had control
of the legislature was $280,000 a year.
The sum total of all the annual appro
priations from 1835 up to 1860. while
the Democratic party controlled the
etate government, it was $5,485,000.
"In other words, under a Republican
administration we gave more to the
common schools in a single year than
the Democrats gave us the 24 years
from 1835 to 1860.
•'From 1890 to the present time, while
the legislature was controlled by the
Republican party, there have been ap
propriated for school purposes the
magnificent total of $51,500,000.
"Pennsylvania appropriates for school
purposes one and a half times as miwh
as New York, twice as much as Cali
fornia. three times as much as Indiana,
four times as much as Texas, and five
times as much as Missouri.
"So that we do not suffer in compar
ison with any other state. Democratic
or Republican, in the Union."
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