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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, MAY 6, 190L .
C6e Scnvrtcm -JriSt-me
I'uMWIinl Dilly, txiepl Sunday, ly The "tll
nil' Publishing CompJh.t, l I'Kty Ccnti n Month.
J.tVV S. Mr Haiti', IMIInr.
o. t riVMllX limine Mimccr.
N'ctr Vollv (IfTif C! 110 .V.THMIl M.
, , S. .. Vlll'Ui.AND,
tv)f Actut dr IVirelgu .VltcrtUlhS.
Ll.lrtcrl at th I'mlnlluc .It Sr.itilon. IM ill
-nuntM li-v Mill JUllit.
1 When nic uill punilt, 'Hip Irlliune l -ilttay
fclad to piint slimt Icltm fiimi It Irtcnd bear,
tic uri cum-iil tftilr, lint lit lute It llial t In
mut be niidicil, fur iitdillcallnn, lij the wrllM
If'il mines iiikI lli rendition pnccdent to ac
iff'tam.: !. Out nil loiilrilmtlons shall be subject
i" clllorliil minion.
i in; plat iiati: ion Anviiimstsn.
flic fnllov tntf talil bnm thp ptlrp per Inch
mil Imcrllfjii, iinc to bo ued within one jmi.
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Si'IIANTii.V. .Willi, li. I'.'iil.
'I In n-HhiKitfil Mint in th'- 'iii-MMit
n-'iillw i. Mln of ytnitlli, Ni-w Villi.
In III t 'mi jr-.-iM will ho hlKKi'r than
I.Mli'lnii In .ill hut iittinli"!.- .Wu Vuik
In lih:'(i ti'iw.
The President's Journey.
1' t'n.MIjr,Eri:)J as planned, the
yrt ,h.'nt'.s .iuliniP ulll i-orr a
iliHtiinir ill' n;..i)iiO miles an J In-
i linli' v I it-, to thlt ty ul the fut't.v
ilw n,ii"n .mil in tun nt tln thnv ttT
i llnrli' the ninwt fXt-'iLilv.' journey
I'Vut in Im Si ny :im A hum lean executive
ami ii'n- which will hniiK him Into eln.se
I'lllcll With ,l I.I I Kit lltltllhef ul" his, fcl-liiw-fllhv
it-, than was ewt cln f.icu to
taic hy imij pi"eii"epiiir 111 the White
Wuus". .Moieiivr, lialtiK now won his
'u oiiil 'i i ion, theif Is no personal
politics In ihc jiiuniey luit simply the
t!i'l(C nt' nie-hleiil and penplu to nieetl
"li i (iiiimnn. giiiuinl In lionor oC each
other and of the eotiiiuoti eoimtty.
'I'heie i. nt course, politico 111 the ctl
lerprlK', hut of the higher mcler which
' ivteps paitv line.-, 'ipii ni.ihcs I'd"
I lie mittiinnl adMiiiccinent.
In his sp-Li huh the pic I lent h.i.s eni
1 h:..slz(l certain broad di.'tiliies upon
which the lutiire welfate ot our coun
try depends. He has extolkd national
unity, the Initial of old .s.'-etional prejn
dli e;,. the oneliuss of civic thought and
put pare I ict ween li.iM and West and
lietwccn Xorth and South. To this pur
pose he has eonti United more than any
cMiiteuiporary, as the warmth of his
welcome hy the South attests.
He lias also pioelaliin d the new needs
In the old doctrine of protection to
.iiicrKiu Industry and lahor expan
sion of our foreign commerce, the cul
tivation of friendlv iclatioits with the
other nations of the earth, the upbuild
ins of a ineteliaut inaiine whereby our
expiiiicif may dec, no independence of
fiirelKti vessel owners In the carrylliK
if Airieiiean-tnade soods to eompeie in
t'orilgn nun hots.
Finally he has emphasized the moral
duties or this powerful nation; which js
just hoKlnnlntr. m far as world-wide
lucstlous so, to .see and realize its pow
(ts and iipnortunltlos. Iteeeiit events
hiue Involved us ill ,i trusteeship over
ccitnln alien peoples. The president's
word is for hone.sty, justice and
patience m tin- pi-rlormaiice nf nils
linieiilt trust, rtut tint less iifRent Is
the need to cue propotly for die s,,
i"i'),uuf" of blaehs wlio inhabit (he heart
our home land, and with respect to
ihls perplexing u pmblem the presi
dent counsels Industry, toleration and
sivini; in .ill a l.iit and an lionoiahle
This Is the substanee of the polities,
hi the president's travel and daily
i-peneh. It is not partisan polities
'Hither than his administration, by nf
llrtiilus and sitppoitltiH such iiollcies,
tends o Identify Uieui with the liepuh
limn iiariy. There is nu lieneUt to that
parly in the piesldent's inogramme
which Is not equally a beiiellt to citi
zens holonBiiiB -In the other political
part Its of mir tune. That the pre,-l-
Ictifs pMbi Image may have the- effect
to stieimtheii the Republican party's
hold upon the good will of the people
ill only come by tea.soii ot the Knowl
edge which It will quicken that the
Republican puny us tepresetited by the
adinlnlstiatlou of William .MoKlnley
has Ik en true to Its principles anil
promises and has proui Its adminis
Again we remark that It i.-, high
tlino the city 'inn- people of sierantou
w.-re attending to the founding and
support of Mimiiier vacation schoula,
such in; are cloinjf so great and .splen
did wnrlt annuis the less tnrlun.itu
classes In inn a few other fill .
Scientific V eather Lore.
V. .X.i know t-niiiciJiliie
.7' about the weather. It
wouiu ne gieaity 10 our
liullviilunl udvnntnge if
wo Know' hiorc It Is true, that within.
this Ihst Iwenty year? or so metroologi.
fnl attuly and muteorologienl science
have, nmrvcillously ilesvloped, not only
in the Untied Sta-tea hut, following our
load,- throughout the civilized world, i
Muttiprnlnslcul stations aro nov aR
coimrtnn as u&tioinmlcnl observatories),
and, from more than one. standpoint,
of arbiter Impoitance
McLcurfclogy iinil tiblrononiy uro the
least junipliteal of all the fundamental
seieiides In their foiecasts und ohser
viitloiis. -, cyclonu nmy bo piedletiiil
with tho exactness nu4 i-eitainty of
an eclipse not, of course years or
month, beforehand, hut witli a certl
Hide not thu less lemurkable and cer
tainly! none the kss important to
mankind because it only amounts to
dayh ustcad of ceuturlCK. Mett-orolo.
cy Is unquej.tlonubly ouy of tho mo.st
tc-rvii.-tablo and proiltable of tho
youngtr (cleiun?. It saves millions
worth of piopcrty and Ihousunda of
lives, every year at a comparatively in
significant out, to the nation. It does
more; it afford!) shipping, ngiicultuie
und communities .dtuutcd In cyclonic
teutons u. sense uf sccuilty in the pur
suit ot tholr ocoupnllonn which Im ot
inrrtlrttnlile Vnltte ill their initsiiltfl.
Tiutt the wind bloweth whcVe it llslolh
Is it pinverblrtl nserllon of lis Insta
blllly. but tho wind Ik subjected to
laws which are nu conmuttl In Ihelr
effect uh the luwi of Rrnvlttillon,
In tniMeoiolog.v, u In other science,
there an- depths far beyond the JlinltH
of our knowledge, or nny knowleilqc
inestimably whl'h iiutnklnd li ever
likely to iieqiilto. Hut although we
may feel very .small In the pteietiee
of this abyss Vet we tan and should
make the most nf what la o)'Mi for
observation to iluws who seek It. Them
Is no nmn or woman, hoy or girl.
blcMteil With nveiaco Intelllgenei; and
h pair of eyes who rimy not become.
In metiHUre mid degree, a uuathcr
observer and tot center, yavages aiv
born meteorologist.". They need to be.
for upon their petceptlons or climatic
condition!, depend not mcieiy their
subsistence, but their wry lives, our
mtlriolal lives preduilu us from thu
necessity of doing for oitrselve.- what
others do for us. Nevertheless, an at
tentive observation ul till clouds,
which Ituskln has taught us to believe
are the most beautiful of all concrete
natural phenomena, is not only a de
light In itself, but enlarges the mind,
sharpens the faculties und tinfottei-H us
from Hie sordid yoke of our material
eslrUciicc to a degree those only can
iindeistand who have diligently and
iiyrpiiiittliall tried the experiment.
The lecture which is to be dotivoied
I omul low i'eningt hy Hon. Willis I.
Moore promises to be as largely at
tended us it will l) worthy of atten
tion. Meteorology Is very far. Indeed,
fiom being an uniiiteiesting subject or
a dismal m-Iiiicc, but It Is one which
has Milfeic.il In attracting disciples
frrirr ilio lack of popular ("position.
.Mr. Moore is doing what he can to le
luoe that reproach from the service
with which he Is lilentllled.
Considering that he has as yet hard
ly any money to wink with, Director
Uoche is certainly making tho public
woiks department present a good ap
pearance (,f activity. There is little
doubt that when he gets in full swing
things will move in his department.
For Southern Education.
AtHK Tlill' of prominent north-
I ein men, of which wu leeent-
1 ly took iioUlo, to Hampton,
Tiu-kagee Atlanta and Win-stoii-S.ileni,
(.arrles promise ot rich ed
ucational t'rul L ft v both the white and
black races in the South.
The pai ty of seventy-live, included
leaders in religion, in education, In the
woilus of lliiancc and industry. At
Wlns-ton-ssalom, Xuilli Caiolina, its
members took part in the thiee days'
sessions of the Southern Educational
contcreuee which had brought together
the leading educators fiom all the
southern stall s. The esptdal purpose
of iho northern men's visit was the
biingintr about of some practical plan
by which both sections shall co-operate
In securing universal 1'iee education in
the South. Robert f. Ogden, ot Now
Voik. whore name ever shin- the close
of the war for the Union has been that
of ii leader in promoting- education In
Hit! southern states, piesidei! over the
conference. Its secret. uy was Dr. A.
It. Hunter, of Kulelgh.
As reported by flu- Now Vork
Win Id's correspondent. Hit- piobleui
was discusFCd with the utnui frank
ness on both slde.i. An agieemc'it,
without a I'lssentiug volt.,' was leached
that "the onlv solution of the negro
iiucstion is the oduuitloii of the illiter
ate whites of tin- south." The lesson
of neai ly torly years' ett'ort to educate
the negro and the i.pciidi'.ig of nearly
fnw.OOu.oOO h. notth.'in philanthropist,
the southern educaiois ilecliuvil is,
"that the wmk could rot ho accom
plished i nlesa tile wiiltes ate educat
ed too." The northerners icspomlcil
that "this licmendoiis tr.sl: could never
he ptitoiimd without the co-opciation
of tho iiouih. All the billions that
r.oitl.eii. men might spend would be
wasted it the south woie hostile."
llcie, then, is the plan unanimously
adopted: "Klrst To wage it campaotu
thioughout the south for unlversiil
tltc slI:iiIs, so a.s to force legjsl.iluios
to make bigger appuiprhilions and to
cie.ite a. senlhueut among the people
which will demand .schools. Second
The liberal it.-o of millions given by
philtiulhioiile uorlheineis In building
up industrial .schools and Institutions
of higher learning,"
It Is proposed to place loth the cur
lylng out of the educational cam
paign, and tile distribution of funds
foi' Industrial lustituiions and lollegLS,
in tho hands of a permanent hoaul ot
seven men. This was provided tor at
the conference, and ltobeit ', Ogden
ekcled its chah man. The naming of
his colleagues on the board was lot t
with him. Ills putposo is "to select
UlO ablest men In the south who will
coin cllt to serve," and the putpo-o is
to cuitiallzo In this hoaid ihu exeeu
tlve administration ot the eiillro edu-i-iiiluiial
niovement hi tlie south out
side ot the statu public schools. Its
lin-it work, as nlieady nuted, Is the
campaign for biliislug tlie pulilli:
schcols Into the place and work 111- y
rught to occupy.
With this Initial und Immense wmk
for whites and blacks alike brought
well Into the wny toward success, there
Is arsuianee altendy from tho po.-sss-sors
of millions of abundance of meaua
for Industrial und normal tiiilnltig
traii.lng of skilled Industrial workers
to develop the south's resources, and
thu training of teanher.-i for industrial
and for public schools,
The voting of a little less city money
to fa voi lies on tho pay roll and a little
more to Nay Auk park would become
Diseases of Farm Animals.
I.V SUPPORT of its request to thp
k'Kls-lature tor an appropriation
of $r.',00u tor the next two years,
to continue the weak of the
State, Mvo ritotk Sanitary board, the
les'shnlvc committee, of the I'onnsyl
viuiht Veterinary Medical atnoclutlon
has issued a timely statement in iu
latlon to the need for coiitlnucjus In
vesligatlon.s eoiuernhig the diseases of
After nrsniiip air length to eatublish
the usefulness of domestic anlmal-s In
agriculture, a fact few will dlput. th
statement points mil that Hie value of
siteh animals In Pennsylvania Is nhoiit
JHW.OOU.noo and estlinatcH that upon this
value a lax of Sil.wO.eOo it yuiv Is How
placeil through the ravitges of dleascs
Which might tu ho pi-evptitett.
Th? State Mvp Stock Snnltiny board,
It then nolt", lit charged with the ie
Kiionslbltlly of kfie)lng lliwse itlsenscs
hi check. It has been lit existence four
oil j s, costing the nlnto $l'.I,uoii In that
tlm,', and gieat progrc.M Is alleged to
hnvo been made, to wll: "fnvesllca
tloiis and discoveries have been inndo
lu lelatloii tti the mode of transmis
sion of anthrax by Infected hide1
wotked upon lu tanneries: a groiil
many points of practical value and
application In it-spool to tuberculosis
have been made clear as, for example,
the repression of (uboiviilo.sls of cattle
by sanitation, the tniliipiico of sluullns
conditions on the spread of tubercu
losis, the conditions under which tuber
cle bacilli cuter milk of tubercular
cows, the destruction of tubercle bacil
li lu milk by heat, the Identity of hu
man and bovine tuberculosis and their
comparative virulence for animals of
different species. The value of several
disinfectants for destroying the germs
of vai Ions diseases has been dnter
mlned. A new and exceedingly valua
ble, treatment for milk fover of cows
has boon tested, Imptoved and made
available for general use. Abortion ot
little has been Investigated and n
form' of tieatment has been formu
lated and developed that has com
pletely eradicated this disease from
many herds. A cause of the hitherto
mysterious and destiuctlvo disease of
horses known as cerobro-splnal-menln-gltls
has been discovered and this im
portant source of disease can now be
guarded against. A now and rapid
method of diagnosing rabies has been
de eloped. A disease ot cows, entirely
new In this country, caused by a
fungus growing In tho lungs, has been
discovered and described. Many other
diseases and diseased conditions have
received careful and fruitful study.
Mm h Information of direct, practical
application has been made serviceable.
"In addition to the various investi
gations: that have been conducted, a
givaL many special problems have been
studies that. h.ie been referred by
tanners and veterinarians throughout
the state. For example, animals often
die of diseases that cannot he diag
nosed on tha spot. In such cases a
.specimen may m; sent to thu labora
tory for investigation and usually the
nature of the disease can thus be
made clear. In this way, a groat many
outbreaks of dangerous diseases ara
recognized and chocked before they
have had an opportunity lo become
widespread. The laboratory of the
State Ilve Sfoek Sanitary board is
Hi only laboratory In the state that
is equipped and manned for this work.
In addition to the large amount of re
search and diagnostic work, the labor
atory has produced and has furnished
lor use in the state for the suppres
sion of disease, free of cost, tuberculin,
mullein and anthrax vaccine to the
value of about Sfi.OOO each year, or
more than enough to pay its way.
Heslde this, It has paid for Itself a
hundredfold lu the discoveries made
i.ml knowledge Imparted. If $fi,000 per
year is devoted to investigations con-
erning the diseases of animals the
cost will bo but. one thousandth of the
yearly losses from the diseases that
ought to be prevented. That is, the
investigations would cost one-tenth of.
one per cent, of the present losses.
These losses from diseases that should
bo pi evented cannot bo avoided until
there is more knowledge, concerning
their causes, and such knowledge can
be obtained only by investigation,"
This certainly makes out a case.
The tainotis I'jiinsylvauia hospital,
the buildings and giounds of which
occupy the great square from Eighth
to Ninth streets, and from Spruce to
1 'uc, Philadelphia, and whose greater
giounl.-) and .spacious buildings for the
nee of i lie Insane aro situated J'.ir
over in West, Philadelphia, is about
to keep the one bundled and fiftieth
anniversary of its founding. It has
cared tor over 'JOO.Oud patients, 9." per
cent, of tlieiu heit.g of those, whom the
hospital itself hail to support while in
Its caio. Saturday n?xt. May 11, will
be the anniversary of lids noble in
stitution. Another new structure for
Its wotk, lu addition lo those lu use,
will ho dedicated on tiutt day.
Alietdy, with the coming of tin
m-.st week of May, .some of Scrantou's
residents who have for years hail the
happiness of possessing country homes
are pioparing to Hit to them at once
for tho season. Therefore, though It
be some weeks yet. before the opening
time of St. Luke's Summer Hume at
(.'resco, for iho poor, over-worked
motuji-.s and the little children of this
city who without that home could
have no summer rest or upbuilding nt
all, we muko the plea that those who
are going away for a piolonged good
I luii- will remember it befoio they go,
The public will welcome a test of thn
tiuth of t'oiiticllnian Oliver's recent
tcuiimonts upon Iho chief of police and
tlty detective. Let the band play.
Minister Conger sns tho bravest
whites lu China are thu nil.'jsloiint'k-s.
The conspiracy to malign them l not
punning out worth a cent.
Tho Philadelphia, Press denies that
it committed contempt of court, Tech
nically, perlmpH not; but contempt of
truth Is quite as bad.
".Major" Robinson doubtless thinks
that a lltthi practice in running for
tho city chief magistracy may coma
In handy later on.
Colonel Cjiilfey, It s safe to say, Is
a reformer for appearances, only.
Ilainmcrliit,' the liolley car flat wheel
seems only to muko it worse.
Annus tctciit publiialloii u( the ohm UiloOu
cumpjiij wp note iv lollouini; tu uliiih Jro
wirtU vt Hit- -iiu.'ilkli ,l nnijli. lou'i'e. ' blicii
til tlu tW'ild I j Vniiiih. UiJ," ,i ciiiioltlvn
tur j indium oiic l,,v l.'lnli Ituunu NoC n.t
i llv woe I- (I ( linli Kiiii.'.lM'i pupul.ir C1M",
"l.illhb.l I..1111I," nu .1 hii;li loUc. uonU l.v
l.in.l s. 'llMiipaon, iiiiulu Hi I..1I0 f. Inii'i "All
Low, lut a I)j." in uhi, li Julian IVim-uI !iu
tvotrn .iiiui.,1 HiuV.iiIiij'b ucll-kruuu ucniU .1
ehirmlm, nu'lmli lr 11 iivliiiiii oii; .ami luo
,iiiq 1t .hn,p II. lti,ger. one, "1 llcaM t!iv
olei ot ,trnn Sdj," iiidltiim tote', eultablo fur
IiiihIi impi nnil the eth'i Ihel.v f'llltic for
."IwkupciiicV "Slch No Mf.1T, tJtlio"." M fiT
Hinlliim tnlce. At tlth oil of Hip Dllfoti pil"
htjllniw, thtr Krg, In addition to thflr I'M
hil inrtll, are clntniliu bccmne of Iho tlcr
Iiiki' ft thflr (iflnt.
Of hi tv romiKvultlan f-if the f'l'lio Iwucd by
llw nine inibllilicM Itiref by tf, Uenviild,
wlifrro-tjle In A tUl major. frpiinlc In if
nnjor, ami a il4n,i r.ipilte In A flat major, .110
n illy ,ilo 4iir not Hlfilcult. 1'or iwrlormen
h',t ,. I.ir a.liancod, four number by Kmll
Olio. "IMIiuttto Pinto." "Veil and I tVlli."
"lolly Mniintalneet" and "Joyom Momnit," will
lilr.uo bfi-aene hllj fhnplo lh.v te more thin
nitlltnrlly inoloilloiu". Other Humbert t II .il f1
cil ,ir ittiidlM arc the 'TcjIIvjI Mlnuol" by b.
n. Orlli, a fh-inonrcltr hv .fainr It. TIorcis
and the "tl.-udle tValtifit" by Harold T.ippln
Weekly Letter on
XliVir. Llfo-Savine' ScIiooIb in tho
1 Flic Department.
FOR TWI.NTV fr tho New York tlie de
prtmi'nt hii condueted a. tralnlns, school
to teach lt tnoinbcr liow to ae lite u
ucll as how lo tight life. During thl
periud apparatus ha been Imcnleii to enable
m(n to ellmb up tho fjee of a twetity-story
biilldlhcr ttllh as iimcli rate .19 tint ot a the
toiy bnildlne! the UteivlnfC ti"t ha been
nerfceltd, and cten some of the apparatus
which has been wed tor .Mais by life titlns
tatloni alonB the Atlantic coikt for sailni?
liiptreeKrrt marlneii lias been adapted to the
lipids of the tire depaitinctit and used to good
Captain McAdim his bren at the head of the
Ni-w York department dinee Its organisation
tMfiity jeats ngn, fully 25,000 men, including
many fiom smaller and inland rltlrj, liae
piwd tbrougli this department, and while rei
tain stage! of the training are particularly haz
aidtiou?, jet only to accidents have happened
during that, timeand those were not fatal,
ttlille general methods employed in tho fire ?er
tiro aie thoroughly taught, th piimiry ebjeet
uf the school is to teach men how to fve life
at a lire.
After ft man has taken a three months' course
of instruction, if lie Is worthy a place in the
dcp.utment, he can take a pompier or scaling
lidder and do wonderful thing'. The ladder ia
Mmple in It.s construction, being made of the
toughest kind of hickory, fifteen feet in length,
with .1 two-foot steel hook on one end and
tough hiekoiy cross b.tr-s cteiy foot of its length.
'Iho inilde of the steel hook is armed with sharp
teeth to keep II trom slipping.
With one of there ladders, lie t-jn climb to the
top of the tallest building in New Yoik, without
the aid of staircase or eletator; with ttt-o of
them he 0.111 make his way from s.lde to lde
and surmount the grcalc.-t obstacles When he
starts to climb the outside of a building he
swing the hook end tliiougli' the window,
smashing it if necessary, and then chmbi up
the cross bai. Then bo pulls the ladder after
linn and thrusts its hook- tluough the window
.il.oio him, and so he proceeds until he reaches
the top of tlfe tallest building. With the aid
of thii ladder some of the most thrilling rescues
wcic undo fiom the Windsor hotel fire, in which
so many lites were lot a .tea a year orto ago.
lis usefulness t being constantly demonstrated
in the lcs- dangerous (Ires, and hy no means
its least .aluo is tound in that it keep the men
in eon-tjut tiainlug for the most hazardous un
dertaking;. With two laddcis a man can woik his way
diagonally across a building. To go from side
to side he places one ladder in the window di
rectly aboie him, then a second ladder through
the window to the light or left, ai the case may
lie; stepping out on to the first ladder her swings
back and forth until he catches the one to his
right and so traicrses tint distance, when the
tirst ladder is taken don and leiuotcd to the
next window to the light, and su on. In this
fashion the trained tinman cm climb up or
down, and to the light or to the left. It would
seem to be so auknaid us to lie extremely slow
in epeiatiun, but the fact ii that two men can
take a ladder apiece and climb to the top of a
fiw-r-lory huilding in less than three minutes.
There an- limes, hutccr, when tho ladder is
of no .o.iil; for instance, when a fireman has
been cut off Horn his way of escape by a gulf
01 tire and is left on the top of a binning build
ing. Then it is that the captain gets his gun.
Not the ordinary gun, although n. looks like th
rrgulir eawilry i.uhine. but It is miuh heavier,
tlie stock being made of solid steel. It is used
in muc.h the same way that a small cannon
i used to throw a line oter wrecked ussel
along the oa.st. (Jtcr the nim.le of the gun is
Iked a steel cap, to one end nf which is at
tached .1 sery stumg and exceedingly light line.
The b.ilmco .,f the line is coiled In 4 tin dish,
witli .1 eore in tnc 1 enter, for all tho worldlike
the cake tin used in f!n kitchen, evept that
1, is l.uger. Slipping tins cap oier tlie muzzle
it the gun, and tiring, the cap sues sailing
oter the inof, pulling the line aftrr it. The
flrttnin on the roof picks it up, and pulls up
.1 much stiongcr lope, wlueh he makes fast
to the chimney or some other secure fastening.
He i equipped with a brojil webbed belt, to
which is attached an immense steel book or
snip, lie takes two half hitches- of the rope
around this hook and loners himself oter the
mot. 'I hen, by grasping the rope with his right
hand, and the hock with his left, he lowirs
hinisi-lt to the- ground at whatever sliced he d".
It tluie aie lo men on the roof instead of
cue, thu opei.it Urn is ju-t the same, except that
just bt-tote he is ready to start, the man at
tailicd tu tho rope by means of the hook
spicuks his legs il,' apart against the side
of the building, and his, teuipanion flips down
between, alter houking himself to his com
rade's snap, la this manner (no two men de
scend in safety to the ground. When there is
a helple-s or uuconsilous nun to deal with, a
nadle Is mule uf the lope, from which itj is
impassible for Ihc man to slip, and then bo u
In the Held of lite sating apparatus as in
tint pf flw lighting tools, the Yankees hate
distanced their l'.nglNn cousin-. But whit the
Kuglish llreuun lack in tools, the rules gov
erning the lon-stiuelloii of buildings make up
lis-. Ileie ten dullais .-ire spent in the impiotc
inent and equipment of fire apparatus, while oter
there twenty dollars aie expended In experi
menting and in lonstruLtion to prevent tires.
The eoii-i'fuencc in that, in London, the annual
ttre loss U less than bait Hut of the city of
'cw Yoik, while Iho iclatitc expense of the
two ilepirtnicnts is still lessLondon's Arc de
partment t-Osts ift.-JOO.uue), that uf .Vcw Vork ?3,.
mio.iion a jrir,
It I only within the put decade that cities
oiittids of New Yuik lute utablished icgular
Paining schools, ithcic the min of the depirt
mint aie taught the ue of (he various pieces
of oppiratuj cmplotcd lor I he sating ut life,
and, stiange to ay, ,ho smaller (hies hate been
the only ones to .ollow New York's example,
and all these have det-jlled men to spend several
luuiiths in the New Yoik sehoo. to learn the
method,, Kansas City, Mo., was the first one
hi take up the wnik outsida of New Yoik, about
ten years ago. In 105, the little city of Kb
iii.r.i, N. Y., followed suit, then Syracuse estab.
llshed a si hool in 1j7, and Clnrleston in 1900.
At the present timo the Idea Is spreading and
within the .scai Tom U Johnson, mayor of
Cleveland, pioposcs to hate the Cleveland ile
piitimnt piovided with a similar institution,
and the Uostonlans are contemplating the open
ing cf such a school, as ucll as llaltiiivire.
ONLY A BIRD.
Pr. if. I.. II It.iuuscvllle, suigeoa of Hie Wis
consin Central tailroid, has drepped intu poetry
for the expression ra tome of his ideas. He
wished to tell some of his 11 lends the other day
Ins views on the old doctrine of trtn-iiiigration
uf souls, and he chose verse fur hit vehitle. This
is ttlial and how he told them;
t t.coic of lumber Jacks cue dit
Cime tn town to vtjie (lie time auay,
Sought an )nn to quench their lldist,
tnd fill the pUce with liluld inhth,
Hound after lound, the plain would ling
ttili Hi bolsteious songs their comrades siu
A vtag, the butt or all the town,
I ncouib in looks', but still a down,
Was nude c paiiy to their fun.
"We'll get him diiiuk," ssid moie dun one
With ficquiiit diinkt Ihtj nude him mellow
Mtvat lots of fun for tvny lellow,
'(III all .it one i) he toppled "Vr
And spiawlcd his length upon the !W.
Tiny tan led blin to ju outer loom,
l.ild him by, in liU diuiikcu swoon,
Kesolvrd upon him .1 trick to play.
"tthat' the dlltt-rcmc, lie's only a Jay,
let's tor and feather him," said one.
'Ttv i only fo speik, and It a tiene.
'Ihey Ithnined him up with teallicis giy.
f.cll hint tn snote Ids diunk ntriy;
They'd talen hi 'nerr all llie town
Atwl cbnting bark tor one more round.
Happened lo think of Ihc lealhereil vttaht,
ttonderlng If he'd rutne mil nil llgtit.
".Vow let's go and wake him up
And fiked him lo have .mother cup."
They ttrnt and peeked through the Hoi
"J In. it alt M-t up ii inlahlt 1 11.11 1
When suddenly waking limn his sleep
And slow ty snuggling to hi fict,
Irving to pull himself together.
Lspled hLs sultof t.ir .lint feather,
tthllo round him stared the motely group.
He tried his senr.s Id recoup.
Then leellng o'er Ids feathered frame,
Folllnqiilzeil In quaint red iln,
".fust as t rtpecleil. I'tn bent Interred.
Head; In elcinltji And a Mid "
"li It r.ol lotely, tvliti husband and wife lie
altta.t.t of the JAma opinion?"
"Ceitalnl.t! only It nukes muIi . great illl
fertm-e ttho-o opinion It Is." Urookltii Life.
Sale of Shoes
Now Going on at
and Wyoming Avenues.
PARLOR IIOTKL Accommodations. Fmnr
pawed moderate charcee. Permanent and
lablo hoarder. H. WHYTE.
Kellar f Harris.
Manufacturers of Harness, and dealer in Ilore
l-'iirnisliinu OootK TiunV and Travellnc Hani.
Itciauing piomptly attended to. Telephone 4JU2.
117 Pcnn atcnue, Scranton, I'a.
L. SOMMAR. Buildlns Contractor.
IJmploj-s union men. Estimates cheerfully
git en. Reniodeling and repairing a specialty.
32B WASHINGTON AVE.
UNDER WE A R STORE
Will sell all their samples ot flno imported
JIadras Shirts for men at fiV.i ttcrth $1 to fcl.JO
Davis steam dye Co.
313 PENN AVE.
flood! called lor and delitcred. Clewing,
Djrliig and Pressing.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED. PHONE 3735
Ict CJ tent meal in t tic city.
!"lte Meal lictets, 81.00.
Sunday dinner a apeuclly,
244 ADAMS VE,
W. A. HARVEY,
Uectrlo Wiring ami rhlurci
niectnc Uell ami Telephon.; W'oiU,
309 COMMONWI'LTH BUILOI'Q,
J. B. WOOLSEY & CO
Plate Glass and Lumber
O" ALL kin as.
KiNGsauRr & Scranton,
MINE AND MILL SUPPLIES,
Putrid At'cnU for
John A. Itotblmg'a lions Co 't. Uirt- KuJ'C aud
f.Uctrlcal IMrc, liutta I'tuha and Itulib.r 51 If.
Co. 's Uclting, Packing, lluac and Mttliankal
ftulber Goud:. Knottlton I'jtkiug I aiUr's
Oil ClotlitiiK. Ito.-lil i10 I'auli Hide
Muth, Tan, Liter pal md all l Ismcniary
dlstoloratloiia tompleiely innmcl by m.t pe
cial borne tl't'atniciit, and the loniplt-iou
reudeicd ileal aud uioolli.
ll' Uliinsioii An-
SHOFF'S HAT FAC rORY,
Jll f-piuif ueel, Ncji Hotel Jernuii
All the not Mil. for .-rriiij tM-iIrt uc
notv In. V" H it 'ltlv to Oidei
W, H. GORDON & SON.
Hoiec bhotins and (I.ncral nijtLaniiilln;
Wagon and Canlajc Building and Rubber lire
i,g. 339 ADAMS AVNUE.
Low In cut. Low In price. High In
quality. Iindles' from 75c up. Ocnf
tlemeu's from $1.25 up,
Lewis & Reilly,
Wholesale and Retail.
A Good Smoke or Chow.
A Trial Solicited.
. MANUFACTURED BY
The Clock Tobacco Co,,
644-46-48 Wyoming Ave.
City with a
First-Class Stock of
Mercereafc 5 Connell,
132 Wyoming Avenue.
THESE ENTERPRISING DEALERS CAN SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS
OF EVERY CHARACTER PROMPTLY AND SATISFACTORILY.
Brotherhood Wine Cos
Fine Old I'oiK tiui Bundles, and
taiiteine-. family 'trade Onlj.
P. H. FRENCH. AOS CONNELL SLOG
Great F"ire Sale
124 WYOMING AVENUE.
Now doing On.
I'liio I'uia and all Hnds nf XciKticar
BRESCHEL & CO.
322 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
falls by telephone rciclte prompt nllcntion.
WILSON & WASBERS.
"That's .til "
S. H. TWINING.
131 PENN AVE.
311 LACK A. AVE
420 SPRUCE ST,
W'v inalo a i-pcdalty of flno biead stull3.
Orders for Salads, Ousters, Cioqiicttcs, etc.,
A full lino uf Leu O.'icim and Ires.
GOODMAN'S SHOE STORE,
Notv at lis Latkattamu ate.
SOUVENIRS CIV N OUR CUSTOMERS.
WALTER E, DAVIS.
SI4, 216, 313 PAUL! BLDG,
Attornoy-at-I.aw, Scianton, Fn,
THE MOST PALATABLE
,1.1 llcillliliil Ucn Hut is ln. d llie I'w!
N tin- ot iho Ninon, I nnt.ilul in in Piuiit
i I'iiio .-thill the Ik' i thai intdc Milttaul.c
liiuuii- Mild I i.i
A. W. SHRADER,
i-M ",! i.iiii-. t ime ti.iutoii, I'a
The scranton Vitrified Brick
und Tile Manufacturing Company
Makrii. ul fating Ulit'K, fit'. SI, II pile,
li'tinal .-rale Ai;riit. nuke ;?!'J Wa.hlnutun a
Woti.i at N'ay Aui. Pa., I.. A, . V It. It.
To close out our entire stock of
Lncc Curttiins at once, owing to lack
of proper display spneo to show to
advantage the large asosrtmont of
curtains necessary for us to carry in
stock, we have decided to discon
tinue our Irnce Curtain -department
and to close out tho entire line lu
tho quickest possiblo time have cut
tho prices nway down. We nsk no
profit on any of the numbers, and in
many instances have marked them
away below cost. It is impossible to
give a description of the many quali
ties and designs.
The low pi ices marked on them,
will have to do the talking. Tlu
following are some of the reduction!
wo have made: .
At 50c, reduced from 75c.
At 70c, reduced from $t.00
At 05c, reduced from $1.25.
At S1.25, reduced from $1.75.
At SI. 50, reduced from S2.00.
At S1.75, reduced from S2.50.
At $2.25, reduced trom S3.00.
At S3.00, reduced from S4.00.
At S3.88, reduced from S5.00.
At $4.75, reduced from $6.00.
At $5.50, reduced from $7.00.
At $6.75, reduced from $8.50.
At $7.50, reduced from $10.00.
P. J. HONAN,
319 Lackawanna Avenue.
The Dickson Miiniiracturing Go.
tcrnuton and Wllkoi.B.irrj, i',
LOCOMOTIVES, STATIONARY ENOJNES
Boller.i. IfolstlngandPutnrlnE Maclilnsry.
General Office, Bcranton, Pa.
is the best place in
scranton to buy a
Don't tail to come and see as Rre.it bargains
arc waitlm; for you,
314-316 WASHINGTON AVE.
In New liuernscy Building.
t hildiL-n'o V
BUGGIES and WG
OXii of all hwdi.
al.-u Ifousei and
Building LoH at
Trctcrlii:i, llooni I,
ntt'i' Olobo lore
llouia, I to VS'J p
fl(0. 'Pliunc UiJJ,
VT. 7". Keller's
WATCH FIXED RIGHT
WE ARE SATISFIED WITH A SMALL
Ul. l..lh.-i .M AW'.NLr.
tiDWIN S, WILLIAMS,
ROOM 25 COAL EXCHANGE,
THE SCRANTON UMBRELLA
No wiry the hrget
tuil ot Ltnl'iellu, par
atuli and Handles; we
alon ttECDVF.K umbrella!
and inuiols and male
thdii up cqujll) ai good
at ne a' and guaiaulee our
x V-tvmi vwt ' lw ner man
C x '"' 'IOl'-,,' ' "I0 c''.'"
w " W. renali ll our loodi
foi nut jear PIU.E Of
313 SPRUCE STREET.