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on amiN, Wednesday, dec. ae, ieoe.
Almost Absolute Control of
Country's Financial Affairs
Now in Six Men's Hands
WHAT COMBINATION CAN DO
Fix Interest Rate, Call Loans for Mil
lions Overnight, Manipulate Bank
Reserves, Blsok Government Loans,
Bring on a Panic, Contract Credits.
THE GREAT MONEY TRUST,
WHAT IT CONROL8 AND
WHAT IT CAN DO.
DICTATORS OF THE TRUST.
J. Plorpont Mergan, George
F. Baker, Jamea Stlllman,
William Rookefriler, William
K. Vandsrbilt, Henry C.
WHAT THEY CONTROL:
The three largest banks In
America, National City, Na
tional Bank ef Cammeroe and
First National. The three
largest Insurance osmpanles,
Equitable, Mutual and New
York Life. Ths greatest In
dustrial companies, Standard
Oil and Steel Trurt.
WHAT THET CAM DO:
Fix the rate of Interest, call
millions of leans over night,
manipulate bank reserves at
will, contract or ettpand cred
its, dictates the terms of all
large ffnanolal undertaking, q
embarrass Government O
finance, cause a panic. $
New York, N. Y. So close has be
came the alliance and amalgamations
of leading; financial Interests in Wall
Street durine the past three months
that almost absolute control of tin;
country's financial affairs is now c ou
tran zed in the hands of a very lew
men, who are acting in concert.
A Money Trust has come into exist
ence, with J. P. Morgan at its he Ml
the most gigantic combination of capi
tal in the world. 1
There is no concrete, definite or
ganization to this latest trust, no 1 e 1 1
Incorporation, no elected directors, no
list of stockholders. To use the de
scriptive phrase of the financial wor'd,
It la simply a "community of interest "
The representative members of i.ilu
community of Interest, the men vlio
woujd he directors of an incorporated
J. Pierpont Morgan, private banl-er,
its unquestioned leader.
George P. BaVer, Chairman of Hie
Board of Directors of the First Na
James Stlllman, Chairman of th?
Board of Directors of the National
William Rockefeller, Vice-President
of the Standard Oil Company.
Henry C. Prick, capitalist
William K. Vanderbilt, as repre
sentative of his family interests.
The Guggenheim family, vastly rich
and powerful in the mining and smelt
ing world, are allied to both Standard
Oil and Morgan interests. The North
western Railroad group, headed by
James J. Hill, have 'close relations
with the houses of Morgan and Baker.
Thomas P. Ryan has practically re
tired from active participation in fi
nancial affairs, turning over control
of his interests to partners in this
The Harriman estate, too, is in
friendly alliance with the trust.
With command over an enormous
amount of rsady money and with di
recting Influence over a large number
of allies, this Money Truat Is able to
-wield financial power sufficient to
make or break national prosperity, na
tional credit and even vitally to affect
It could call $S09,tO,000 of loans
over night and ruin any adversary.
It could reduce credits to such a
decree as to cause extreme money
stringency and great commercial dis
tress. It could tie up the cash holdings of
New York banks by demanding certi
fication of cheeks for enormous
It could deplete bank reserves in
New York by causing shipments of
cash to any part of the country
It could make the money rate of in
terest almost what it chose, from 2
per cent to 100 per cent, en call
It could cripple the financial opera
tions of the Gftrernment by refusing
to purchase any bond Issue.
It could dictate the financial opera
tions of great railway systems and ex
panding Industrial corporations.
It could and does dictate the terms
and exactions of every company pro
motion that is important enough to
be flnnnclod in Wall Street
This Money Trast, unincorporated,
yet concrete in yes-atlon, unoffleered
yet directed by one man, Morgan, and
half a dozen aides; traoaplUHaed yet
commanding uniraltoa capital this
, community of laaneial interest Is the
' most powerful organ I in U on In Amer
ica. Hot Mash Breeds Cold Chicken.
Stamford, Conn. One man's meat
may be another Kan's poison. Same
with ohiokons and horses. Mrs. wll
11 ten O'Neill found thirty dead chick
mm la asr f oop. Thsy had eaten hot
naiad pewma for a use boms.
GOLD AND 8IVER WORKERS.
The Two Divisions ef Panama Bnv
A novo! cyoteea of elasciOeation et
employees is fefiewed In the Pass am a
Canal Zone. The men are rated In
two divisions known as the geld asd
the silver dlvieiess.
The gold employees, according to
the Bookkeeper, are the engineers,
clerks, bookkeepers, auditors, and all
except the mechanics and ordinary
laborers who are classed as silver
men. There are 4.HC of the gold men
and 22,822 of the silver men.
The latter are again classified into
American, European and West Indian
laborers. Of the total number over
10,000 are from the West Indies and
the old country. The gold men are
named because they are paid in Unit
ed States currency, while the silver
men are paid in Panama currency,
which has only a local circulation.
Work In Intense Heat
"Persons who complain of the heat
when the thermometer reaches the
nineties," said a steamship engineer,
"seldom think of the discomforts of
men emptors In gas works, in blast
furnaces mid In steamships where
the firemen have to endure an atmos
phere ranging from lit to 140 de
grees. In all these and many other
places where big boilers are located
the men ww very little clothing, and
while they undoubtedly suffer from
the exposure, they do not feel the heat
as mueh as might be supposed. The
explanation of this fact Is that these
men are net retched by the humidity.
They are working in places whore
the artificial kestt is so intense as to
drive out the humidity, and lit or
more degrees of heat In a pure, dry
air is not felt as mnch as a mixture of
00 degrees ef heat and W per cent, of
humidity, that tells on people and
sorely tries their vitality."
Titanium In a 8tar.
At the May meeting of the Royal
Astronomical Society in London, Prof.
Alfred Fowlor described his compari
sons of the spectrum of the wonderful
variable star Mlra, or Omlcron Cetl,
with that of titanium oxid. He finds
that the two spectra are, for the great
er part, identical. Especially the curi
ous bands seen in the spoctrum of
Mira are shown to be due to titanium
nlA. Professor Towler also finds evi
dence of the presence of vanadium in
the same star. The lines of titanium
and vanadium have likewise been dis
covered in the light of sun-spots, lead
ing the astronomer, Father Cortlo, to
-cmark that sun-spots and the star
Mlra are evidently very closely con
nected in physical condition. Many
lenders will doubtless be particularly
Interested fn this discovery because
jf the repute of titanium and vanadi
um for their extraordinary usefulness
In unexpected ways.
Earthquakes and Weather.
A writer in Nature calls attention
to the peculiar weather which accom
panied and followed the great Sicilian
earthquake. The sudden fog which set
tled upon the Strait of Messina was
paralleled by a heavy mist accompany
ing the Mexican earthquake of Janu
ary, 18&9, and the writor adds that
rainfall is so frequently reported as
the Immediate successor of nn earth
quake that "we can no longer reject
the hypothesis of a real connection
between the two." Professor Milne
has suggested thst the disturbance of
the ground when transmitted to the
overlying air may determine precipi
tation, thus explaining the apparent
association of severe earthquakes
with mist and rain.
The Swiss ore alive to the weak
ness of English and American tour
ists for things ancient. An Innsbruck
p"aper says that one of the popular
manufactured antiquities is the Swiss
flag of a hundred years ago. A now
one is made to resemble a centenarian
by a preoess which includes fading
the colors tn the sun, bespattering It
with tallow, and laying It in the gran
ary, where the mice soon give it, the
necessary tattered apearanee. Final
ly It is subjected again to the rays of
Father Bra, Is mounted on a worm
eaten, broken staff, and is then ready
for the English or American tourist tn
search of centennial trophies. Dun
A Virginia Belle's Wit.
Two examples of Miss Ould's quick
ness I eon personally vouch for. Short
ly before her marriage she was at a
dinner in Richmond with several law
yers, one of whom was a noted Mun
chausen; he was also a desperate
drinker and held long sessions. He
wns boasting of erne case in which he
had earned a $50,900 fee and then
spent It on a single spree. Her table
neighbor asked Miss Ould if she cred
ited the story. Her answer was
prompt: "I might doubt the storied
earn, but he's all right for that ani
mated bust!" Do Leon's "Belles &n4
We read of and admire the heroes
of old, but every one of us has to
fight his own Marathon and Thermo
pylae; every one meets the Sphinx
sitting by the read he has to pass;
to each of us, as to Hercules, Is offer
ed the choice of vice or virtue; we
may, like, Paris, give the apple of lire
to Venus, or Juno, or Mlnsrva, fisr
Good City for Motor Boating.
Bangkok should make the Ideal
place for motor boats, being built cm
both sides of the river, and the nu
merous canals, leading from the river
In every dtrostion, afford passage
ways to all, parts of the eity for all
kinds et era ft
PASTOR OSES MOTOR CYCLE
Cavers His Circuit More Effectually
and with Less Effort than Un
der the Old Plan.
Milwaukee, Wis. The Rev. Ray
McKaig of the Epworth Methodist
church is the only minister in Milwau
kee, and possibly the only one In the
ntire country, who makes his pastoral
calls on a motorcycle.
Mr. McKaig says that a motorcycle
s invaluable for a preacher in city or
town as it saves time and money.
lie has had his machine several years
and estimates that he has traveled
more than 5,000 miles.
Before coming to Milwaukee he
says he used the motorcycle with
splendid results in a Minnesota town.
He could make his circuit of preaching
Pisces with such speed that the bene
ilctlon was hardly pronounced in one
pi ce before the pastor was five
m..es away announcing a hymn in an
other church. He riged up a tandem
attachment for his wife and allowed
its boy to ride in front.
The pastor believes that nothing
can equal the enjoyment and exhilara
tion of the motorycycle. He says:
"The preacher who vitalizes an au
dience must dlvltalize himself. On
Monday a listless Indifference settles
on him. To read Is only to star gaze.
To visit is only to bore. To study Is
inly to stagnate. Own a motorcycle!
"How one's nerves tingle on a hot
ity, fanned by a stiff breeze!"
Corpses Fall Out of Bottom
of Their Graves.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Scores of
the dead In the Slovak Catholic
Cemetery at Plains, near here,
fell out of the bottom of their
graves when the mine workings
beneath the cemetery caved in
and the surface subsided in
places to a depth of fifteen feet
Practically the entire cemetory
is affected. Headstones have
disappeared, been thrown down
or are keeled over, while the
broken and sunken surface is
cracked in all directions by
deep fissures. The cave-in is
In old workings of the Pine
Ridge Mine of the Delaware and
Hudson Coal Company.
CHICKEN THIEF REPENTS.
lie Is an Ohio Man and It Takes Him
Kenton, Ohio. An anonymous let
ter in which the writer asks forgive
ness for stealing chickens from the
r-mp of Willlnm Taylor more than
twenty-eight years ago has been re
ceived by Mr. Taylor here.
The writer says he has reformed
and desires to "straighten up all -of
his post offences." He requests Mr.
Tnylor to forgive the deed and to state
the value of the chickens through a
local newspaper, and he says that he
wi" then mail the amount named.
Mr. Taylor remembers the theft and
nays there were sixteen chickens stol
en. He has notified the writer of the
hitter through the newspapers that he
fn'glves him everything and that,
since the reformed man is so anxious
to pay for the chickens he will call
the matter square for $2.
COMBING HER HAIR KILLS BABY.
Little One Is Cooing Over a New
Doll, When the Weapon Falls.
Rltzville, Wash. While standing
before a mirror combing her hair, Mrs.
Jacob Peters, living at Warden, near
here, dislodged a gun suspended on
the wall, knocking it to the floor and
Instantly killing her six-year-old baby
When the gun hit the floor It ex
ploded as the little daughter was mov
ing forward to grasp her mother's
skirts in childish glee, overjoyed In
the possession of a new doll. The ex
plosion of the gun dealt death to the
Utile one, the bullet piercing the
child's heart after passing through
WROTE A $15,000 LETTER.
Dead Man Was Supposed Friendless
Till Aunt's Note Was Found.
Schwenkville, Pn. When Mrs.
Amanda Crom learned some time ago
of a hitherto unsuspected nephew she
wrote to him. This nephew lived at
McCall's Ferry, along tho Susquehan
na, and died leaving a fortune of
The authorities, thinking the dead
mrn friendless, fortunately found the
letter written by Mrs. Crom, and she
w,ir accordingly notified. A sister of
Mrs. Crom survives and will share the
Kills His Fortieth Bear.
Wllllamsport, Pa. His fortieth bear
was slain recently by Thomas Leahy,
of near Canton, one of the best known
hunters of this section. Leahy's
friends claim that he Is entitled to
tho championship as a bear hunter.
He has kept no record of deer and
the various kinds of smaller game, as
bears have been his hobby In the
hunting line and he has been signal
ly successful In laying low some of
the finest specimens of Bruin's tribe.
Flying Bug Cost Him $1,000.
Morocco, Ind. After being two
months and a half In a Chicago
hospital at a cost to him of more than
$1,000, W. A. Schanlaub of Kentland,
county superintendent, has been dis
charged. Ho was riding la an 'auto
mobile when a bug of some kind flew
Into his eye, eauslnC sever pais and
termlMUsg la as ttleer&Uoa.
At Her Service
She was beckoning to Jones from
across the street,
"I think there's someone In our cel
lar," she said excitedly, when, he
reached her side,
"Burglars?" Jones queried, follow
ing her up tho path and tentatively
hardening his biceps.
"I'm not sure, but please don't
make any noise, for mother's asleep."
They tiptoed across the kitchen and
down the cellar stairs.
"Where is he?" Jones whispered
"Over there in the cold closet."
The chosen champion crept stealth
ily behind the door and peered through
the crack into the dark closet At
that moment he heard a slight rust
ling sound. "Was that you?" he ask
ed with sudden nervousness.
Then Jones shook his head with re
flective seriousness. There was some
thing doing, after all. He thought of
the ticket for boxing lessons with only
four punctures and wished somehow
that there were holes In the other
There was breathless silence for a
minute. "Come out!" he then husk
ily commanded. No answer. "Come
out or 111" the threat dlftd ominous
ly away. Still no answer.
"Why don't you go in and pull him
out?" the girl suggested in choken ex
citement. "I've got to reconnoitre first," ex
plained the hesitating Jones, but he
edged an inch or two nearer the dan
gerous territory as though to report
progress in his Investigations. An
"Are you afraid?" There was a
hint of scorn in her voice.
A flood of Indignation swept over
the crouching Jones. The covert in
sult stung him to action. With a leap
he landed squarely Inside the closet
and plunged his hands into the dark
ness before him. They punched into
a furry mass that emitted a frightened
"Ha! Ha!" he laughed for sheo
relief and with pompous assurance.
"It's only a cat and kittens!"
His chuckle changed to a gasp of
dismay. The girl bad slammed the
door shut and locked it.
"Help! Arthur, help!" she scream
ed. "Say," the bewildered man cried,
shaking the door expostulatlngly, "it's
A dark suspicion flashed across the
prisoner's mind. "Another case of
blackmail," he muttered gloomily. "By
Heavens, they won't work it this
There were hurried footsteps over
head and the cellar door flew open.
Why, Bess, what's the matter?" a
woman's voice cried from above.
"What's the trouble, Bess?" chimed
In a deep bass.
"Oh, Arthur, I've got a burglar lock
ed up in the cold closet!"
"You let me out of this!" demanded
the indignant prisoner furiously. "I
know your game."
"Look out, Arthur! He's got a re
volver and he's such on ugly brute!"
At these words Jones got into ac
"You stay and watch him, Bess,
and I-M'll go for help." And heavy
feet beat on (regular tattoo as they
stumbled up the stairs.
"Oh, Arthur, don't leave me!"
"Well, isn't he the coward Lily!"
"He of all people," said a wavering
voice with a frightened sob as its
owner vanished after the fallen idol.
Jones hod about decided to break
down the door when It opened and
Bess stood before htm.
"It worked lovely!" she breathed in
a perfect ecstasy of delight
"Hump, you're mistaken, young
lady, for I'm going to get out before
they come and give my best regards
to your mother when she awakens."
The girl broke into a hearty laugh.
1 beg your pardon for acting as I did,
but I wanted to show Lily what a
coward Arthur is. She was deter
mined to accept him when he came
this afternoon for his answer and I "
she laughed again "well, it's all off.
You had better leave by the bulk
head," she added hastily and led the
way through a mase of pipes and bar
rels. When Jones saw her In the light of
day with the easy consciousness of a
good deed well done, he felt that his
time had come.
"I was afraid," he suggested mean
ingly. A glance ef admiration for his cour
age and a blush at the significance of
the remark stirred a feeling of hope
In his breast He threw back his shoul
ders with a "to-do-or-dle" confidence
and stared about impressively for hid
Suddenly they heard the rush of
feet In the front of the house.
"Quick! Oo!" she said with on
anxious vet mischievously tender
glance, and disappeared once mora
Into the cellar.
"By Jove!" muttered the smitten
Jones emphatically, as he dbdged un
der a grapevine, "there was a robbery
after an, but I'm not tho guilty one."
MISS PRIBOLLA M. SPROUL.
Relics of Flrtit American House.
Two bricks from the first brick
house erected on the American con
tinent are on exhibition In the flag
and relic room In tho Ohio State
House. They are from the house
built at Jamestown Island, Va., by
Gov. Rlokard Kecsy, of that coloay.
THE imm CLOTHIERS
KNOX HATS the best
ON ACCOUNT OF
In file market.
the mild weather we are over
Men's, Boys' and Children's Salts and Overcoats,
which we are compelled to cut prices on. All
of our stock must go as we do not
intend to carry any goods
IT WILL PAY YOU TO
Remember we handle
clothes in the county.-
For young men or old we can
please you well for wo have suite
tere made by Strause Bros, mad David
Addlcr, tho best makers in the world
in so wide a range of patterns and
sizes that every tasto, everybody can
be fitted perfectly. I
Remember we have a full line of
market. Men's Hats and Caps, Shirts, Collars, Underwear, Pajamas, Trunks,
and Drees Suit Cases, Hand Bags and the best Bain Coats to be found.
$1 Hp to $7
BREGSTEIN BROS. S
The Finest Food
The Sea Produces
There's a world of difference in codfish.
Some are coar6e-fibred. Their meat is 6trong-tasting.
They are not the kind you will like.
A few are fine-grained and choice. Their meat is
sweet-flavored. The flesh of these fish i6 the finest food
the sea produces.
These are the cod and the only kind which we use
in making Beardsley's Shredded Codfish.
The Sweet-Flavored Fish
All the seas in the universe cn sup
ply bat a limited quantity of the
choice cod we demand.
So the price is naturally high. Bat
we gladly pay it For we want to give
yoa a food you will reliik.
Our cod ore the prodnct of Northern
waters. The fisk which feed here are
the finest that come ont of the deep.
And of those prime fish we select
only the fatteet and plumpest Bach
fish is examined three times.
Then we take only the best port of
each fieh the sweetest, most delicate
Ready to Cook
We prepare this dainty meat all
ready for yoa to cook.
THE PACKAGE WITH THE RED BAND
Lined with xrmx-ver. No preserva
tive wtmtoror, nve tbe pnrett and flnet t
lea-ult. Alao packed In tin and slais.
Some of Our Other
Acme Sliced Bacon t Acme Peanut
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year opetw with a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
THEONTjY place in honesdale
AUTHORIZED TO HANDLE
There are reasons for the pre-eminence of CHILTON PAINTS.
1st No one can mix a better mixed paint.
2d The painters deolare that it works easily and has won
derful covering qualities.
8d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint,Jat his
owu expenso.overy surface painted with Chilton Faint that
proves defective. , f '
4th Those who have used it' are perfectly satisfied with it,
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Iff tWTt WrwW VW
AND GENT'S FURNISHERS
The Home of that
stocked with a large line of
BUY AND SAVE MONEY.
nothing but the best made
As with onr salts, so it is with oar
overcoat garments bene for yoaaj
ad old made by Strause Bros, and
David Addlcr to suit the exacting
requirements of the beet dressed me
in the world.
the Best Gent's Furnishing Goods in the
cents $1.50 to $7
Oar process is the invention of
Major Beardsley. Our wonderful
Shredding Machines ore patented.
They take out all the bones. And they
separate all the fibres moke the meat
fine and fluffy and dainty easy to
This choice fish meat is sealed air
tight in packages lined with wax
paper, W ue no preservative what
ever, save he purest and finest eea
We go to infinite pains in making
Beardsley's Shredded Codfish.
We do it to give you a food you will
want again and again.
Yet our costly eare doesn't add to
the price yon pay.
A package makes a full meal for five.
And the cost is only 10 cents.
Your Grocer Will Give You
Your grocer will give you our book
of new recipes with the first package
Please see that yon get Beardsley's
the packace with the red band.
There is other codfish in packages.
Bat Beardeley's is the only Shredded
Codfish. Thts is the kind yon will
J. W. Beardsley's Sons
474478 Greenwich St., New York
Pure Food Products t
Butter I Star Brand Boneless Herring
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