The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 10, 1894, Page 9, Image 9
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 10. 1894. PILOTED BY A GHOST. A LOST MAN AND A STARVING BABY SAVED BY A SPIRIT. Tho Shadow of u DMd Father Lead! n WamlcrlnK Horseman to tha Dosolrtto Homo Whore a Little Girl Was Slowly Famlshlnc A Trno Story. 1 rhaokad my homo, and iittor one long, UniiniiiK look ainutiil owned to myself that I WH lfjiV I h i I MUMSted thofuct ometitnoitluce, but had stubbornly fought down the MMpUton, though my horae evi dently nioliwd With pailMt endurance ho plodded along, resignation plainly ex pressed in the droop of his tail and ears. In place of thl ranch, the hearty welcome, pleasant words, bed, supper aud fire I had expected to roach by sunsot, there was nothing to lie seen before, behind, on either hand, but thu dead level of the plain There were paths In plenty; in fact, the trouble was there were too many all ur row and wludinjj, for whoso meanderlm? . fh' .,,, ,i11jVi ., ..,b tide there seemed not the slightest exeuie. ex Oept the general tendency to crookedness most tliint, animate and iuauimato, alike possess. Hut it would have taken the In Bttnet of a bloodhound or a trolling Indian to have said which paths had hevu made by horses' feet or those of cattle. Now that the suu was gone, I found my knowledge of the point of the oompeM gone with it. As I sat perplexed and wor ried the gloom of twilight gathered fast, aud tho chill of coming rain smote me through and through, while m the distance there was the roll of thunder. A mm A1TKAIW. It WM now ijuite dark, and very dark at that, though at short intervals close to the horizon a faint gleam of lightning showed, too distant to cast brightness ou my path ainl only sutlicieut to intensify tho black ness about me. All at once I saw mau wijking about fifteen (eat in front of me. Yes, I kuow I aid it waa ;:! dark, but all the same I repeat it. I saw a mau walking lu front of me, and, furthermore, 1 could see that he was a large man, dressed iu rough but well fitting clothes; that he wore a heavy rod beard, and that he looked back at me Cram time to time with an expression of keen anxiety on his otherwise relaxed feat ures. "Hallo:" I cried, but as he did not halt 1 concluded he did not hear me. As a second hail produced no result I spurred my weary horse up to overtake the stranger. But, though the gray responded with an alac rity most commendable under the circum Itunrw. 1 soon found that this strange pe destrian did not intend to lit me catch up with him. Not that he hurried himself. He seemed without any exertion to keep a good fifteen feet between us. Then I began to wonder how, with the intense darkness shutting me in as four black walls. I was yet able to see my strange couipaniou so clearly, to take iu tne details of his dress, and cveu the ex pression of his face, and that at a distance more than tw ice my horse's length, when I could hardly see his head before me. I am not given to superstitious fancies, and my only feeling was of curiosity. FOLLOWING A GHOST. We went on iu silence fur nearly half an hour, when, as suddenly as he had appear ed, he was gone, looked arouud for him, half afraid, from his instant and complete disappearance, that I hid boon dreaaiiug, when I perceived that I WSJ close to a small, low building of some sort. I reined in and shouted several times, but not the slightest response could I hear, aud at lost I rode boldly up and tapped on the wall with the butt of my riding whip. Then, as this elicited no simn of life, I concluded that I had stumbled ou some daMB)ed house or that it was the abode of my ec centric friend; so, dismounting and tying the gray, I resolved to spend the rest of the night under a roof or to tind some good reason for continuing my journey. I felt my way along the wall till I reached a door, and trying this and finding that it yielded to me, I stepped inside, striking a match as I did so. Fortunately, I carried my matches in an air tight case, and as it was dry the one I struck gave me a light at once. I found myself in a large room close to a fireplace, over which a rude shelf was placed, and on this mantel I saw an oil lamp to which I applied my match. On the hearth was pod a ijuantity of ashes, and over these crouched a child, a little girl of B or 6. At the end of the room, which was plainly and scantily fur nished, lay a man across a bod, and as I raised the lamp I saw that he was the same I had been following, bot there was some thing in his attit ude and fare that struck me as peculiar, and I was about tn go for ward and look at him when the child, who hail at, first seemed dazed at the light, fair ly threw herself upon me. "Have you anything for N'eliy to eat?" he said, and then, "Oh, Nelly so hungry"' THE DEAL) MAN. I ran my hand into my pocket and drew forth what had been a paper bag of choco late candy, but WSJ now a pulpy, unap petizing mass. I must confess to a child ish fondness for sweets, which I usually carry in some form about me. I handed the remains of my day's supply to the child, and then walked over to the bed. Ye.s, it was the same man, red liearrl, rciugh clothes, but setting off the magnifi cent frame to perfection; the same man, but dead, long dead. I took bis hand only to find it stiff and cold, while his face had the dull gray as pect, never seen in the newly dead. A I stood gazing down on him a little hand touched mine. "Nelly so hungry:" said the child. "Have you eaten all the candy?" I asked her. "Yes, yes! Hut me hungry, for me had no dinner, no brekkus, no supper, and paia won't get np." The house, which consisted of tho large room, a smaller kitcher. and a shed, where I faund a qnantlty of hay and fodder, seemed quite bare of food, but by dint of searching in the hay I discovered a nest, wh.'ch Nelly Informed me was there, and In it two fresh eggs. These I boiled for her. When she had finished I soothed her to sleep on n bed I miulo for her before the fire. Then after I had put my horse In the thed room aud fed him I performed as well as I could a Mrrioi for the dead. When day dawned I was able to d iscorti at. some distance from the house a lino of telegraph poles, and Inking tho child with Die I followed these to the nearest town, where I notified the authorities of the death. The dead man's name was Frederick Barnstaple, He was an Knglishmau, so I found, a recent, arrival in those parts. His daughter was restored to her family across the water, and is now a pretty girl of 17. I have never told this story ls-fore, but I am ready to take an affidavit to its truth. It nil happened about thirty miles from Dallas. l'hil uiclphln Time. Every electric ntrest car lino In the United States that has Seen oo.nl pped and operated commercially has becu a succcm t ul and profitable Investment. Numbering I'lies of Mamlserlpt. The best way of numbering pages of manuscript is to use a lend pencil till the manuscript is really fluislied. The pencil marks can be quickly chauged as often as necessary by using an MM r. When the manuscriptis ready for itstravels thu num bers can be inked, or erased and ink writ-ten.-Cor. Writer. It, has been discovered that some of tho deep sea crustaceans of the Indian ocean are highly luminous, thus furnishing what is thought to lie the first positive proof that the source of light iu the dark abysses of the ocean is the self luminosity of the animal Luhahitnuta. The Great Chain at West Point. One of the most notable events connect ed with the manufacture of iron was tho making of the great iroe chain which iu 17TS was si retched across the Hudson river nl West Point to prevent the passage of British vessels, l.ossing, iu his "Field B lot the R volution," gives a very in teresting uccount of this work, of w hich we can quote only the leading facts: "The iron of which this chain was con structed was wrought from ore of equal i parts from the Sterling and Long mines In Orange county. Tho chain was manufact ured by Peter Townsend. of Chester, ut the Sterling Iron works, In the same 0OUJIty, which Were situated about twenty live miles back of West i'olnt. The chain ! w as completed about thu middle of April, 177s. and on the 1st of May It was stretched across the river and secured. It was fixed to huge blocks on each shore, aud under cover of batteries on both sides of the river." "It is buoyed up," says Or. Thncher, writing In 1781), "by very large logs of about sixteen feet long, pointed at tho ends, to lessen their opposition to the force The OUTWITTING THE FACULTY. logs are placed at short distances from each other, the chaiu carried over them and made fast to each by staples. There are also a number of anchors dropped at proper distances, with cables made fast to Various novices ol Student to Pass Kx- aaslaattoas Without study. At a recent meeting of a number of col le"o mm in Hartford oonvtrMtlon hap pened to drift to the trials and strng:. of examination days. It was lad that way by the first story Idler who said thai, hav Ing beeu at one examination where cadi student drew a separate slip of question, he met a classmate who had to go In with the next division. "The thing Is not likely io bo a chance," bo said to his friend, "bin In case you should draw the paper 1 had, I'll tell you what euch question was " So he did. Tho fellow looked them up. went In and drew that very puper, und came out triumphant. ltut that proved u very mild case when the others came up. It seems that lu one examination at Yule some years ago In Latlu, one fellow, who was very shaky, put his own Interlined textbook Into his overcoat pocket, and entered the room. He was called to the desk, and the tutor gave htm a text hook, of course not Inter lined. He shoved It Into his other pocket, walked slowly back to his scat, drew out his own book from his pocket, and was all prepared. After reciting, before tk tutor could call for the book, he absent minded I thrust It buck into his pocket, aud turned awuy. lleing asked for the book he upolo FINE OPINIONS THE Uphol the chalu to give It greater stability." Tho gl.ed, hauled out the other one, and re total weight of this chaiu was ISO tons. Mr. Leasing visited Wost Polut iu 1848 aud saw a portiou of this famous chain, and he tells us that "there are twelve links, two clevises, and a portiou of a link re mainlnC. The links are made of iron bars, two aud a half inches square, ami average in length a little over two feet and weigh about 100 pounds each." W. V. Durfeo In Popular Bclence. Letters from Iwo Ladies, a boc- tor and Two Druggists, TIMELY AND TRUTHFUL Such Frank and Outspoken Words Are Soldom Read. American Wealth. Not greater than the wealth of America was the fabled wealth of the Indies. There are a thousand Americans worth fl,000,UOU or more. There are at least live Amor loaU richer than Ctivsiih of song and story. The wealth of the Duke of Westminster, whose fortune is the greatest in Europe, Is at a careful estimate Ui.UUO.OOV, or KS0,WX, UOu, and It is the accumulation of a long Sill est If Most of the American fortunes are the accumulation of a slugle genera tion. The aggregate wealth of the Hothschilds reaches nearly 1,OUO,IW,000, but It Is dis tributed among so many thut 00 individual Kotaschild is worth over 4U,lVU,UUU. The Vunderhilt family wealth foots up nearly gHO.UUO.ono and is held iu comparatively few hands. There ure scores of Americans who aro richer thau any ruling monarch of the eastern hemisphere. The incomes of many mouarchs arc large, but they are derived from the civil lists of the countries over which they hold sway, and do not rep reseut the accretions of their owu fortunes. As a people the Americans are the rich est iu the world. Mouey Is more easily ac quired here than anywhere else, and it is likewise more liberally spent. What are considered uudoratc fortuues here aro in other lands regarded as stupendous aggre gations of wealth. There are DO such op portunities of making mouey in other countries as in this, and therefore it may lie expected that tho number of American millionaires will 1 multiplied and the fortunes of the present millionaires dou bled, tripled and quadrupled within the next two decades. New York World. The Itest and Truest American. It is evident that the makers of America belong to the middle ranks of society, and that here is the center of our hopes in re gard to the nation. The rich families cannot tie large in number with us, nor can they maintain in successive genera tions their hereditary prestige. The war broke up the old order of things at the south, and the fact that at the north there is no room for the man who is simjJly a gentleman of leisure has prevented the people who represent social distinction from taking an active part in the legisla tive life of the country The old families have less influence today than they ever hod, and the leaders in legislation, in the professions, in making and guiding public opinion, and In contributing to the pros perity of the country are. for the most part, men who have come from the ener getic middle class families everywhere. These are the men who have derived most benefit, from our institutions and beat un derstand how they are to be still further developed. We do not, care how rich a man is, nor who hil grand father was, but we ask what his Capacity may he and what his vir tues are, and we give him our confidence chiefly on the basis of what he is and what he can do. This current opinion as to what constitutes family excellence has a wonder fill effect, in the shaping of American fami lies. If the making of money is the ambi tion of most Americans, there is a second ary ambition that concentrates itself in the Integrity and purity and strength of the homes of honest and industrious and Intel ligent people. iioston Herald. tired. Once In aluinul hall ut Yale a shaky stu dent w ho couldn't hear to part with his class discovered lu advance a knothole lu the lloor. lie secured the desk by that hole. Pretty soon he had the misfortune to drop hie pencil. Bending over for it he shoved his examination paper down through Ihe knothole, l'ellows iu waiting In the cellar ran oil with it, filled out pa pers for him, nut too well, but well enough to save him, for a perfectly correct e.am luatiou was net consistent with his record, aud on returning signaled to him. This time he had the misfortune to knock a lot of paper oil hi table and litter the lloor. He got down and conscientiously picked everything up, including the relief papers that came up through the knothole. At another time where papers were drawn one fellow drew two by sleight of hand process, passed ou oue, surrendered It aud went out. Then ho gave the extra one to a lame friend, who at once "cram med" thut paper. Then he went In, drew his paper and calmly substituted the oue he knew, passing well ou it aud carrying away for w hat might be termed outdoor relief the paper that he Irew. This was kept going ull day and Worked well. Another fellow, Illustrating ullke the sharpness of the boy mid the laziness of the professor, having pructically no knowl edge of one heavy subject that had bee I a study for the term, went to the record and learned by heart the answers to euch ; of the twelve questions asked in each of i the previous years, discovering the while thut, instead of being thirty-six questions, there was a good deal of repetition. Know iug these questions thoroughly, and not a word outside of them, he went lu, und, sure enough, the professor had drawn suf ficiently ou hlfittirllTT pupers to cnabN this ffllOW to answer more than enough to pn?s him. As for the rest, his paper Wiw a blank. Hartford L'ouriuit. riuying Cards in Alabama. Burr Mcintosh, the actor aud quondam Dewpaper man, relates a funny anecdote. "About a year ago our company was de layed several hours at a little wuy station iu Alabama near Iiiriuingham. Several of the party, Including one of the Indies, sug gested a quiet game of 'hearts' to puss away the time. There were absolutely no sigus of civilization about the place except ing au old cow and a pig grazing quietly near by, but we hadn't been playing live minutes wheu a big, burly fellow came alung swinging a club und pompously said, 'You are nil under arrest!' We thought he was joking, ami paid no atten tion to him until he repeated the remork, when one of the party did consent to say 'Rats!' "Hut the deputy cbentE, or whatever he wa. wouldn't have is, Hear rested us all, even the lady, ulthough we protested that the game waa for fun nnd not money, and took us before the 'mayor,' who fiued us II each und then tacked on costs enough to make it fj. I got even with the sheriff a few days later on our return by throwing a bottle of ink ull over him as our train passed the station, but I never again ut- i" tempted to piny 'heurts' iu Alabama." New York orld. Here Is some interesting correipuuJouco thut we waut you to read. The letters were sent voluntarily and speak for tlieiu elves. They will be found valuable. No. 1. Owiooi N. v.. Pen. b, ism. Pre 'Digested i'ouA 0oi New York. Uelitlflllell Two of our hunt luilios tolil mo this week, one thut itho had gullied ,1 pounds, tho other - pottUflS i lonely through the Use of your i .a fo.nl, r u i," t There is u strung desire Ullltilltf gout! WOlnoll to lie pllliup llllll of uood woiuiii. i know of there is a groat lu turn for ruskolu Yours truly, .1. 0, Klnyon, Uruwlat, No. , Hchanton. Pa,, Fob. V, IteJI. Uciitleuioii: My wlfo loin boon an invalid for twelve veuis ami lia, doctored with u number of pliysli-laup, hut she QeVSf reeetved i uood ruhiilts until she heuuii tukliu! Pal kills. She Is Is now hetflunhitr her fourth Init io) slid I would not take I'Ji.OU for the buimtU 11 has already uoiiu bur. She In like a new wo nun In every wny I taku plousura iu reOOttV luuuuing It tuiuu iiunile. Yuuiu truly. G. M. llol.M VKI.H stery I epartment William : Sissenberger Opposite Baptist Church, Perm Avenue, Is replete with fine and medium Parlor Suits, Fancy Rockers, Couches and Lounges for the Holiday Trade. Prices to Suit all. Also Bed Room Sets, Din ing Room and Kitchen Fur niture. Parlor Suits and Odd Pieces Re-upholstered in a Substantial manner. Will be as good as new N. A. HULBERT'3 City Music Store, M W X011LNU AVE . KCIIAN lu-fc NTKINWAY A ROM DKCKKH BROTHERS H HANK II BACK HTUL.1Z it BAUER am S.i a. One Way of Milking a Living. There scemn to lie no limit to the variety of way-i iu whie.li a dollar can be earned by a sharp witted man. I know one who rankee a comfortable livln by nttendiiiK nurtion sides of furniture. He is not in collusion with the auctioneer; In feet he will only attend such nales as nre. genuine nnd peremptory, where every article in sold for the highest figure bid, no matter how low that may lie. My friend simply t rades on the weakness of human nature, espe cially of the feminine variety. Many women attend thesn sales, and are really desirous of seciirinK certain articles, but shrink from the publicity of tryinpt to out bid some other would be purchaser. They prefer to (five two or three dollars advance on the price paid by the successful bidder. This man sec ures all he i nn of the iiest bargains offered, and then dUposcs of them st n smnll advance upon Ida outlay to one or other of the disappointed bidders. It. is not unusual for Mo to clear from ten to twenty dollars a day. There Is no Urns, for even If tho articles nre left, on his hands he gets his money buck by sending thorn to a general auction room. -New York Tele gram. Mr. Parnell ns ii Playwright. Mr. Parnell Is known ton good miiny Australians in a character in which he has never figured on tho northern side of the equator that of drnmntic author. Kor more than live years a play, entitled ".Sham rock (Jreen. Ily Charles Htewart Parnell, Kst., M. I'." has enjoyed prodigious favor Bjnong provincial audiences in the colo DIM, The lucky CXCltlsiva proprietor of this piece botlta of having nl ready netted CA,pOp by It. Its proprietor -an Irishman, by the way has never yet venturuod to produce It in Mi Ibourini or Sydney, doubtless from a shrewd silsplrlou thnt the drnmntic critics of these capitals would want to know something more about its history und un teeedents than the bald announcement ou the piny biu thut "Mr. Pnrnell wrote this 1 V when n young man ut college." i'all Mall Curette. I'nuHiiul I'lintlng. While there are doubtless many printing presses In existence thut would fulQII a more useful mission if trniisformisl iuto road rollers, still it has fallen to the lot of u newspaper in Middlcsboroiigh, England, to make the first adaptation of a uteam road roller to printing purposes, aud It was with such u unique machine that The Northeastern Daily Cuzette. printed M. edi tion of 04,000 copies. The motive power of The Gazette office is a gas engine, but ou the day in question sn accident to the gas works suddenly cut off the supply of gas. A gang of workmen were hastily oh tallied from n neighboring establishment, aud heavy Iron plates were laid in the yard adjoining the printing room, iu the wnlls of which a large owning was made. A fifteen ton steam roller was then pushed into the press room, shored up and belted to the shafting, and an hour after the usual time of going to press the presses were started nnd the entire edition was run off without a hitch. Newcastle Chronicle. What tlnlneri' the Meeting, Mr. Wiggins-Well, my dear, did the Woman's Hoclety for Reforming the Earth have ngoml meeting? Mrs. Wiggins (a fair reformer)-Well, just so-so. You sen business was going ou beautifully, when some one uskml the presldeut nlmbt the new bonnets worn by the younger Porosis women at their an nun! meeting. Mr. W.-Proceod. Mrs. W. (bliiHhinglyj And then then the hour for adjournment had come and goue before she got through. Pittsburg Bulletin. Tb Festival of Fools. The "festival of fools" WSJ a feature of, each new yenr with tho Parisians. It be gan on the 1st, of JutUU7 nnd continued for some days, during which all sorta of absurdities nnd indecencies were llccnoed This feast was not celebrated after the lal ter purl of the Thirteenth century. Fools or licensed Jesters were kept at court, up to the time of Charles I. Hi!S, but the an cient feast was never revived by the peo pie. Detroit i'n c Press. The following letter was sent to ii. L, Kates, druggist, r air cor t, N. Y.l Pkrinton, N. Y.. Jan. '.d, ltoi. Dear Sir -PaskolS is du'nit tuu u great deal of good. For two or three yours have suit red more or less from Imperfect dlgestlun ami neurnliilu. Since taking I'nskoln my diges tion tins ban much hem-flted and iieuruiglu greutU relieved This speaks Well fur thu shun time I have u .ed PasKola, Yours truly, Emma II. BTM No. 4. OaWMOt N. Y., Jsn. 8, ls!. (leiitlomon: Pluusosend uio twoslo.uu hot ties of Puski'ln. Enclosed please Hud check ou uccount. Yours truly, C. H. BtrtlH, Drugclst, P C- A young lady just lu reports a gain of tivu pounds after too use of two ortnree small bottles of Puakolu. No. 0. CHKUIBA, Muss., Dec. I, imi l're Digested Food Co , New York Gentlemen; It gives ms great ploasure to spesk In tlw highest terms of your delightful proparutlon. 1 u,kola I have lately pre scrltiod It for one of my ladv patients and 1 urn Kreatiy surprised at its wonderful power us a flesh producer. The young lndy has hem out of hi'ulth und losing flesh She began taking Psskoia in diraoted, Hur weight was le;i pounds; xlm has taken four bottles mid n iw weighs 10U pounds and is looking much unproved. Hrys she feels like a now eren turo. I believe this change has boeii brought about by I'askoln. Respectfully von o. w. Babcock, m. d. The parties who wrote tho abovo let ters are tittople of standing in the places where they reside nnd would not deceive the sick and feeble by false statements. Many doctors and other peoplo write and ask ns what I'nskola is made of and how it is that it can so of tan bring a person baok to health when drills have proved of no avail. Paskola is a pure pre-(lig(sted starch food. It is made of the finest grains aud cereals, comoined with the natural digestive ferments used by nature to digest other tood. It Is not a medicine ami it contnins no medicine. It is simply a delicious food artificially digested. That is the reason it will do good when drugs will not. It doesn't upset your stomach; it helps it. Paskola feeds yonr system und nukes you fat when your digestive organs are too sick to attend to wants Good food strengthens nnd invigor ate a tired body. Put only nfter it tins been digested and absorbed. The same result is observed with Paskola. But as Paskola is pro-digested and is sbnorbed almost 18 wn! lowed, the effect Is much mora install taneciis I'nskola refres it s and invig orates a woak system or a tired frame like inagio. A pamphlet giving full particular respecting Psskoia will he ssnt on ap plication to the Pro-liigested Food (Jo 30 Heads St, N. Y. City. Where ( lu Istuias Trees Cum From. About fifteen men handle the whole Christmas tree trade iu this town. Most of the trees come from tlio Adlrondneks, Cntskills, the banks of tho Hudson und from Mnlne. You tuny iinugluu how the air is laden with their pungent fragrance along the line of piers when they nre kept for sale. Tho Wilsam Ilr is the favorite. It is the most trimly shaped and must uro mntlc. The t rees look like closed utnbrel Ins, with their boughs lightly strapped to their trunks to seen in them from break age The wholesale price is iibout, ninety cents u bundle. New York Cor. Pittsburg Press. it mis Bard, A Michigan man who was picked up by li locomotive running forty milea nn hour had his skull crushed, both urttis ami both legs broken, both shoulders crushed, buck and nose broken nnd live ribs stove In. ull without drawing a drop of blood Detroit l'f ee Cross. OoBlparitlva Cost nl Aluminum. It must lie remembered that, at $1 a pound aluminum Is really not so high as It hsjks, for the re 's' l ion of a pound of aluminum toapounuof otlr metals Is something like thut of the i.onoiis pound of feathers to the pound of lead. Aluminum Is almost three times as bulky as iron, weight for weight; It Is uAire than four times as bulky as silver, and more tliiin seven times as bulky as gold. Thus, if silver were, 1 an ounce, and aluminum fl a pound, silver would Ik really fifty times more costly, hulk for bulk; aluminum ut ( a pound would b only twice as costly as copper at llfleeu cents a pound. Brudstreet's. Australia of llio Futon. I ronfrsw that when 1 consider this charming young nation, with its romnntlc past nnd Its most, uttrartlve future pros pects, Ifeel a littletbrill compnrnhlotothnt with which I watohod Ihe fortunes of the water in Its Went worth valley; so full of surprises must its lifn Is--ao splendid in Its ventures, in Its fearlessness, In Its Jov otis seeking of dangers, in its bold plunges into mlilair. in Its enjoyment of the culm prosperity of peaceful moments, and in Its ceaseless progress to new adventures and Conflict, Its future is hidden, like the strentn in t he forcsta at the bottom of the gorge, but, the sea Is fur away still for the young mountain torrent; and tho long course Is full of fair scones and great ex perionees. Australia will not be oue of the happy countries without a history, but will sun ly know, In ( arlyle's sense of the word the "blegaednras" of having a history. It vanou anil progressive Hipuiuiioii, its eon H i i of climate, Its relationstoAsin.lt itiiirlaii, iKwitlnn In the I'acille, Its vask resources and Its social progrosslveness all unite to assure It of a very slgniuVui place In the future tide of civilization. -Professor Koyco iu Serlbncr's r Stinted in u (llitsu ur Water. The war alluded to is tho war of the Spanish succession, caused by a on. -t between Austria and VfeMMM ns to whether an A.UStriarj or n French prince should sit 00 t lie throne of Spain The war had Dean determined pu for several Man Is-fon- the death of the old King Charles 11, but about the time of his death an English lady in Paris wo. raising a glass of wnher to bar lips at a crowded reception. A PNOOh gentleman Jostliil against her ami splltthc water on her dress. Her escort took up the matter and a duel resulted, followed by so general a it ua n ol between the French and English residents that It, was face tiously koIiI the war was brought on by upsetting a glass of water.-St. Douls tilobe-Demoerat. Hhen Btarahiag Wus first Taught. Starching was tlrst Introduced into Ung html in IBM by Mistress Dinghmii van den Plans, who came from Flanders. She (Might starching publicly, nnd charged four or live pounds for teaching her pro tension, and un additional pound for teach Ing how to make the starch. CTouk end thut Review. PIANOS Use a largs stock of first-ehus ORGANS Ml SK' II. MERCHANDISE. MUSIC, k'l'U. Km Atlantic Refining Go. Manufacturers uud Dealers in Unminating and Lubricating OILS Linseed Oil, Napthas and Oaso lines of all grades. Axle Grease, Pinion Grease and Colliery Com pound ; also, a large lino of Par ralliue Wax Candles. We also handle tho Famous CROWN ACME OIL, tho only family safety burning oil in the market. , WILLIAM MASON, Manager. Wyoming Ava. W-a Jjm)k 4; From Ihe JK V. Tribune, Xov. 1, 1S03 The Flo Awards "Chicago, Oct. 81 Fhe first oillcial announcement of World's Kair di plomas on flour has been mndo. A medal I, an beeu awarded by the World's Fair judge? to tho flour mana4 factured by the Washbnrn, Crosby Co., in the grent Washburn Flour Mills, Minneapolis. The committee reports the ilonr strong and pure, and entitles it to rank as first-class patent iiour for lutuily and bakers' use." MEGARGEL & CONNELL V HOLKgALEAGBJfTli SUPERLATIVE AND GOLD MEDAL The above brands of (lour can be hud ut anv of the followlnz merchants who will accent TllE TBIBUHI PLOCB COUPON of !i5 on each one hundred rounds of flour or GO on each barrel of Hour. Kcrnnton -K. I'. Price, Washington arrant Ooli Mcila' Bmlid. Pnnmnrs V, P, Price. Uold Modal Brand. Pnsmore-r. D. Munley. Huperlntlvo Brand. Hyde Park-Carson a Davie, Washburn St. Hold McHal Brand; J uepn A. r M-, avenue. Superlative Brund. (Jreen Rldgo-A L.Hpencor.Ciol'J Medal Brand. .1. T.McIImIm. Rnnarlitln Provldenos Fenner & ciiuuncli. N' Main ava. uue, Suuerlativs Bread;!.. J Olllnpij, W. Murmit trut. fio'.d M-d.l lirnnd plyphant- James Jordan. Superlative Brand. kvil e h-.tt'-r Ktttsf HnnarlaHva Jermyn -C. U. Winters mOo SuimralatiVH Arelibulil-.loneH. 8 mpsoii A: Co . (Kid Mount Carhondalo-H. K. Clark, Oold Medal Brand. Honesdals-1 N, Foster Co uoli Meli. Mluooku-M 11. I.avclle. Taylor Judge & Oj., Oold Medal; AthartOO & Co., Superlative. Imryna-Lawreiice Ktoru 00., Oold Medsl. lloosle John McCrlndle, Oold Modal. PjttBtOB-lt W O'Boyle, Oold Medal Clark's Oroen-Frace tc Parker, (Superlative. Clark'h HamaUt-F. M. Young, Gold Medal Dalton-S E. Finn Son, Oold Med! Brand. NP holson -J. E. Harding. V.'uvi-rly-M W Bliss & Hon. Oold Medal. Factoryvllle-Charles Gardner, Oold Medul llopbottom N. M. Finn Son, 'Jold Msdsl. Toljybannu T hybannn & Lehigh Lumba r Co . Oold Medal Brand liou!dsb;ro H A. Adumi. Oold Medal Brand. Moscow Oalge & Clements, Oold Medal. Lake Arirl James A Bortree, Oold Medal. Forest Cltj J L. MoTgaL & Co., QoU Medal SURDAMS Offlco: Coal Kxchanp Works at l 'u.'' l-i -. DUPONT'S MINING, BLASTING AND SPOUTING POWDER Manufactured at the Wapwallopnn Mills, Lu leino county Pa., nnd at Wil mington, Delaware. HENRY BELIN, Jr. General Agent for the Wyoming District 1 1 8 Wyoming Ave . Scranton Pa. 7hlrd National Bank Building. Auction! Auction! AT 'Bargain Stores 133 Penn Avenue. COMMENCING MONDAY EVENING, JAN. 15 CHANCE to buy at your own price Hardware, Saws, Hammers, Tinware, Lamps, Hosiery, Gloves. Notions, Fancy and Other Goods. Sign Red Flag, AniRCIF.s Titos FORD, Pjttaton, Ta. JoHN B SMITH A SON: Ply-month. Pa. E W Mt'LLIOAN, Wllkes-Bamv Fa Agents for the Kepaiino Clieinloal Com puny's High Kxnioslvoa IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIHIII A DVERTISK YOUR WANTS IN T HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii P U ZZ L,E . THE GREATEST NOVELTY OF THE AGE. Valuable as a Souvenir of the Fnir. OMTB i:sv WHEN YOU KNcnv HOW wiLii nr. Distribute d TO THOSK PtMMI SIIOHTKST SI'ACH P T1MU THI-1 800 IN PHl.r.S Willi. III'. PUSEZIiB IN TIM ITOR RALE BY ILL NEWS COMPANIES, STATIONERS AM AT TM STORES, OR BENT TO ANY ADDRESS UPON HECEIPT OF PRICE 98 CENTS, HY' COLUMBIA MANUFACTURING CO., 112 AM ill SOUTH 1.1 TAW STREET, BALTIMORE Mtt m BL00DP0IS0NS Ftttflir rrWimirt 100-f hook, illiiflrfttwl 'mm HMronn" i konr.i ft. l mill Whsn Hnttfirin , snd Umii Mil (hu Mnglr Remedy win PENNYROYAL PILLS, a u . nn mott'si PliVirVROTAL PIIiIiS and take no other, ftVSond for oireuUr. lrlo (H.rtO per hox, 0 bovea for ?.'..00. : lilt. .Mll l'TS ( 1IKM1CAL CO, - -lovclnnd, Ohio. Tho only safe, gurc and reUable Femalo FILIi over offered to Lndio-j, oapeciaU; reoomtnend ed to married Ladies. int. juv: byC, H. HABRW, Dragilit, Ul ivnn Avran. mum HIIOR CO.. no'p. ( anltal, IMMMjh BBVI Hl.rtll SIIOI- IN THK WKI.1- "A deffur tilled it 11 dur rarf. Thlsl.ii.ll.-.' lolld fmth Dmignlii Khl Hut ton Knot dellvsrril fn-n imywlirre I" II"- t s " ro-elptult ash, Uuneytirurr or Postal Note for $1 J0. Kaimls WUf y tho boiil MM In nil retail stores hi J.M. Wo nioks Hit" Iswl ourselves, thotefors we guar inter tho Jit, etile iiinf ii'fiir, noil If nlivona In not aansllnt o wilt rotiinn ino nii'iii-)- or etsi uolber pair. 0H.'r I 'io or 1 .'liininn M-nsi', vlilllis 0, 0, S, p aire 1 to I ami Imlt Uses. .SVrnf iimr tier; Mil nl i limit uli-il t'stn-Inuim FREE FEtlurtL ST., RONTON. 3LAN. Special temt to JHtittrt- V.LMu It- ' - aVi V K' f .'1 B4' I" s' fl Hit A D. riHli'WUV 143 Dexter Shoe Co,, lllllllllllllllll!lllllllllllllllllimillllllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllilllHIIIIHIIISi MARCH 1 0 This Coupon, with two like it, but of different S I dates, and with Ten Cents in cash, will secure one 1 part of the World's Fair Art Portfolio in four 3 parts the one announced before. MARCH 10 This Coupon, with another like it, but of differ I ent date, and with Five Cents in cash, will secure the "Trip Around the World" portfolio of photo- g graphs, a rare and interesting glance at noted spots in all climes. lillllHIMHIIIBBIIIIUIHIIIUIIIIIIIUIHBIIIIHIIIIIIIMIMIIHMIIIM"HH""