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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESDAY, JULY 31. 1001V
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LIVY B. RICHARD, Editor.
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Second Class Mall Matter.
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glad to print short letter from tta friends best
ing on current topics, but lt till is that tha
must h atoned, lor publication, by the writer a
real name) and the condition precedent to ac
"plane ii that all eontrlbutlona shall be subject
to editorial revision.
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each Iniertlon, space to be used within one yer!
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DISPLAY. I Paper I neidlng I Position
! tha"n .) Inches
ii 2cr .
For eards of thank., resolutl ns of condolence
nd elmlhr contribution In id niture of id
erffslnfc The lnbune makes a charge ot 5 centa
Bate for Claaslfled Adtertlslng lurnlahed on
srrtANTO.V. .JULY nt, 1901.
It hKlns to lnnk ns though the ca
Ifiinltv Morlris of the corn holt may
hiv hon wrlttfn for the benefit of
h cltl.ii ns at laipe who deal in mar-
r'W-VIE COMMISSIONERS of
I Fall mount park In Phlla-
I rlelphla have estimated that
It will require $1,107,040.50
for the maintenance and Improvement
f that rrk next year. Falrmount
ark has been Ions established nnd
nost of its expensive features have
been paid for. It represents but one
of the Quaker city's parks
The same proportion of expenditure
In Peranton would give Director Roche
hetwecn Jltn.orrfi nnd SlOO.nno a year to
expend In the development and main
tenance of Nay Aug paik. It would
be a good Investment for r number of
years. It probably doesn't equal n
tenth part of the money now annu
ally wasted by the people of Scranton
In a variety of extrnvaR-ances that
"never would be missed"; nnd we have
no doubt that It Is considerably less
than a tenth part of the losses which
this city has sustained within the past
year In consequence of strikes that
failed. If t were put Into a pood park
system It would benefit the picsent
and the future, contribute Immensely
to the public's comfort Hnd pleasure
nnd do much toward building up the
It Is not likely that so much money
will be voted soon for park pui poses,
thouRh It ducht to be and could be If
those who believe In parks would push
the good cause along. But It Is well
to keep In the public mind a particu
lar wherein Scranton is notably re
miss. The man who guessed that the hot
eather would last nil summer Is In
x fair way to be in position to give his
critics the laugh.
IX THE FIRST half of the current
year American fire losses aggre
gated ,335,n0ii against $103,00.
Oflfl cluilncr the same half of the
year preceding, a change for the better
which Justifies some elation. Yet when
we consider the rapid impiovement
which Is continually being made In the
quality of the materials used in build
ing construction nnd the increasing
efficiency of the mechanical appliances
devised tor extinguishing tlies this
large loss Is yet out of lair pioportlon.
Just what the trouble Is constitutes an
inquiry too extended and difficult for
presnt eonidciation. Rut theie is
little doubt that two of the principal
causes ate slipshod and hasty con
struction lesultlng from the employ
ment of cheap and unworkmanlike
builders, and careless electilc wiring.
The man who wants to have a home
that Is reasonably piotected against
fire ravages can have It If he Is will
ing to pay a pi Ice that will secure the
services of a reliable and expei lent eel
architect, an honest and competent
builder, and turnlsheis who are not de
void of what may be called a business
conscience. One drawback today Is
that the man who goes in the expense
of hullding such a home, thoroughly in
spected In all its paits and nppolnt
ments, has to pay the same rate of in
surance as the owner of a cheap, John
house that Is built to Invite and facili
tate fltes. in lite InMiiamp the candi
date's premium is pioportioned to his
risk, hut in fire Insurance, with the ex
ception of a few general iulc, the
premium rates, are determined without
much refeienc) to partleul.ii 8.
Maybe that Is why the tire insurance
companies are not making a profit.
It Is t.o fcc hoped that the young wo
man who forfeited a $20,000 farm In the
land lottery at El Reno the other day
by gertins married, did not diaw a
An Example We fllRht Copy.
THOSE WHO have had op
portunlty to study the
Swedish Immigrant ns
found ,ln pottlons of the
Northwest must have noted the amaz
ing results in agriculture wnicn lie
achieves on soil that the average
American with riymouth Rock an
cestry would hardly deign to look at.
. The Sycda can take ft little putch of
ground'that would scarcely suffice to
grow Indebtedness under Yankee con
trol anl he can not only make a
wholesome living for himself and
family in its cultivation, but can usu
ally put something Into the bank for
the, education of his children.
This lj not surprising when we know
how this Swede Is educated nt home.
Our vice-consul general at Stockholm
in a recent report sheds some light
upon Swedish efficiency in gardening.
He points out that the Swedish gov
ernment and" numerous agricultural
associations as well as largo land
owner are doing their best to encour
age Intelligent gardening. In. various
navtd of Swed&n )ara xdpi lincnt gar
dens or garden schools are maintained,
some in the. nature of schools for the
training ot teachers of gardening:
others as what might bo called high
schools of gardening. In addition
school gardens are n. common feature)
of the public school, It being compul
sory that each parish shall, under cer
tain conditions, provide the necessary
ground. The. children nro tuught the
best methods of gardening, nnd each
year they receive trees nnd shrubs to
plant nt their own homes, In addition,
the agricultural societies employ so
called "mnster gnrdeneis of the pro
vince," who nld the public with ndvlce
nnd Information. Horticultural socie
ties, to the number of about twenty,
spread all over the kingdom, nnd are
active in promoting exhibits, printing
nnd distributing publications, impart
ing Instructon, nnd supplying plants
Here are botany, chemistry nnd
physics cempllllei ln wnys thnt
are of piactlcal as well ns cultural
value, not to speak of the hygienic ef
fects of this out-door study. The
school children of Sweden do not have
to wear spectacles nt nn early ago on
account of overstrain of eyes In pre
paration for nervc-wincklng written
examinations! their physique Is not
weak and watery, conducive to con
sumption In the boys nnd to early col
lapse of the functional organs In the
girls who ought to become stiong wo
men nnd mothers, nnd when, In later
years, they are thrown upon their own
lesources In some strange land where
acquaintance and "pull" nvnll them
not. Instead of having their aching
heads crammed with a lot of disjoint
ed facts of no conceivable helpfulness
In the fundamental problem of main
taining thrlr existence, they have only
to procure seed nnd a hoe nnd nature
does the rest.
It Is not a credit to the navy depart
ment that the widow of brave "Bill"
Anthony was obliged to witness the
launching of the new Maine upon the
ticket that had been Issued to another.
If there are nny who should have been
honored with Invitations to the chris
tening of the new warship, the widows
of the victim? of the Havana haibor
horror were certainly entitled to first
A Latin-American Object Lesson.
THE STORY of the tangle
caused by Chile in the ar
ranRements for the Pan
Ameiican congreffi billed to
assemble In the city of Mexico this
coming fall constitutes nn Illumination
of Latin American cussedness. As
briefly ns possible It Is ns follows:
A year ago the executive committee
of the Bureau of American republics
was authorized by the lepresentatlvcs
at Washington of the Interested repub
lcs to draft a tentative programme for
a second congress of the Pan-American
s:ates, the work of tho first con
gress having left many tnsks Incom
plete. Such a programme was dratted
and unanimously accepted by the mom
beis of that committee, consisting of
the secretary of the state of tho I'nlted
States, and the ministers of Costn Rica,
Guatemala and Argentina. It sugested
that the second longress consider such
subjects discussed by the former con
gress ns It may decide upon; and In
addition: (1) aibltratlon; (2) an Inter
national court of claims; (3) mensuies
for the protection of industry, agrlcul
tuie and commerce, development of
means of communication, consular port
and customs relations and pertinent
statistics; and (4) reorganization of the
International bureau of the Ameilcan
This seemed at the tme to be a fair
and promising programme; and inas
much as It bad been decided to permit
Mexico to entertain the congress, that
country, In August, 1301, addressed a
circular letter to nil the governments
of tho Pan-American union in
closing n copy of tho piogramme
and asking for nn early re
ply. In due course nil accepted, with
the sole exception of Chile, In the
meanwhile Chile found fault with the
vagueness of the tentative programme,
and Senor Morla Vicuna, its repiesen
tatlve nt Washington, wns Instructed
to try to obtain a modification of the
programme. In obedience to Instruc
tions, he informed the department of
state "that Chile would not attend the
congress unless she was given sufficient
guarantees beforehand that no ques
tions of a disagreeable natuie would
be allowed to come up for discussion at
the said congress," nnd In a communi
cation of the Chilean foreign ofllce It
was further said that In the opinion of
that government It should be made n
rule of the congress that nt the request
of any delegate any discussion not
agreeable to bis nation could and
should be Ipso facto stopped.
Little attention was paid to these
representations, It being felt that the
congress Itself, without advance stipu
lations, would be capable of avoiding
offensive discussions. Things ran along
until February last, when the Chilean
minister Informed the Mexican ambas
sador at Washington that his govern
ment had decided to appoint him nnd
two others ns delegates to the congress.
The Chilean foreign ofllce, however,
mode no response to Mexico's Invita
tion, although all the other govern
ments sent formal acceptances. On May
6, at a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the bureau of American re
publics, called to take action on tho
death of its secretary, n communication
appeared from the Chilean minister to
the effect that his government wished
to have certain points of the tentative
programme explained before declaring
Its participation In the congress.
There followed an animated discus
sion, nt the conclusion of which, after
much questioning of the committee's
power to change n programme nliendy
accepted by nil 'but one of the govern
ments interested, It was decided, in
order to secure Chile's attendance and
thus to preserve the Pan-American
character of the congress, to lnterpiet
the clause In tho programme i elating
to arbitration to mean "arbitration for
future questions only." This wns a
long step In the dlioctlon of conciliation1
and was taken mainly at the solicita
tion of the United States, most of the
other countries feeling that Chile's pet
tlshness merited more drastic tient
ment. It was supposed that it would
clear away all difficulties and lead to a
successful termination of tho congress'
deliberations, Chile's attitude being ex
plained by the fact that she wished to
exempt from nrbltratlon certain dis
putes In which she had already sowed
seeds of victory by virtue chiefly of
her superior force.
Imagine, therefore, the surprise with
which Secretary liny on July 18 re
celved from the Chilean minister the
copy of the following resolution by the
Chilean government: "Chile 'maintains
Its acceptance under the conditions of
tho programme as defined by the ex
ecutive commltte on May 6: programme
so defined Chile considers obligatory for
tho Pan-Amcrcan congress. Should
tho said programme so dellned be sub
stantially modified hereafter outside or
within the said congress, without the
assent of nil tho countries Invited, Chile
will decide whether It will or will not
maintain Itn acceptance."
In other words, what was drafted
only os n tentative programme Is to
become, nt Chilean dictation, nn In
flexible programme, and the congress
Itself is to have no power by majority
vote to enlarge the field of Its discus
sion. If the woik of the congress had
any binding force upon the govern
ments represented save through their
subsequent voluntary acceptance; In
other words, If Chile feared being tied
up by a combine of enemies, her atti
tude would be comprehensible. Rut
as the case stands, taking Into con
sideration the fact that the congress Is
an academic body powerless to commit
Its constituent governments In case any
of them should decide not to accept its
recommendations or Join in a general
treaty embodying Its conclusions,
Chile's course loks simply fractious and
contemptible, characteristic not un
common among that country's officials.
What Chile needs Is u reduction of
her swelled head. She will certainly
get it before many years have passed.
Dr. Tanner, of fnstlng fame, who Is
now 68 years old, has challenged tho
brewers of Denver to a fasting con
test. Tanner will drink water while
the brewers exist upon beer. Six
manufacturers of malt beverages have
accepted the challenge. The contest
will no doubt attract almost ns much
nttentlon ns did the famous fast of
Dr. Tanner In New York about a quar
ter of a century ago.
The case of the Jealous Providence
Pole who made his wife eat bark from
a tree and beat her unmercifully, is
another Instance showing the urgent
need of n whipping post In Pennsyl
vania for the punishment of brutes of
this class for whom the prison has no
Special Correspondence of The Tribune.
Atlinlic Cits, July SO.
EVERY CIVILIZED rounds In 'Ue world hav
ing a cojjt line .Ms.i-d lv Old Nep'une
tin boiAt of a w- in.r plrct or fi-aid?
lesirt where rci.t, tn-i,i .ition and iccra
tlon md.v be cnj".v.-d. r.nz mil l.is Its Diiirlitan
and U proud ot it. ni-Uium h.ts it world m
nKiua Oi-tcnde, one of the nint rulu'ivc and
cosmopolitan resoita of tlit Kin, in the wlmle
world. The Frrm hnian mells with pride at the
mention nf lioulouic, ami rwiy Omian Imld
up to Wen- hU N'nrdrim. Klin little Holland
lioaMs of lis Nhcvcnlnrtn. liut in America ill
there nimis, takm tosetho, ate incanlnslM
when compared with the iiijcir.il f.i'i Ih.tloii of
Atlantic t it'. Few indeed are tli.we in wnom
the mention of thl pbre doe not aroint- fond
reiolhitiona or .tln antloipiiions. The tty
mme la fnonniou with all that N enjoyable,
and the mtwt proaii- of u cannot fail to ion
jure pleasant t bought when we bur it. Aod
rightly so. Kor one wlo ha een all the re
nowned KMUts of i.nchud and the continent mil
su without an.v i'onrlnic qualm that not oik"
of th, m to compinble in mc. picturcrfpui.cs
or pnpulirity wilh our own Atljntu Citj.
This city lij the sea i ai dli-tlnctly and tjplc-'
ally Amerit in at Niagara Fall or )clloutnne
1'arK. Aa an Irishman ome Mid: 'i'.mjbody
at is anybody ij here already or Intend (omini;
heie." nd the Iilhinan remarked wifely. A
mine ro-mopnlltan, dlier.ltled crowd than that
which armblra lure eei;- fcaou it would be
dilheiilt to find anjwbere on the fare of the
elobc All nnt and rendition. of men and wo
men, ton, for tint nutter from prime ti pau
per and poet to prlou aie t, prevented. Ilut
tlniiii.il titbd and untitled foteiRncrs, reputable
and ilisuputablc men without a country are
heie in abundince, jet thu multitude that
thninci the place i omwhilmlnjlv American.
Indeed en Atniririn is It tint one micht almot
m tint eiery tjpe of man or woman to be
found in the I'nited States may be found richt
here, ppircntly none are absent. The bewhisk
lied lmrocd v it It the tnl-tale ilutt of country
Hill ilincnu to him and the aristocratic metro
politan fi'hlon plate; the loud-poken, omhrero
ludeikril southern irmtleman who Hill cilia
Nortlemeis "Yankee" nnd spits tnbann Juice
at the celllnsr and th" ciillured Hotonlani the
millii u.iiie ami the Hoik; tin hciicM and the
flrp sill: ih- i allow -tooth nnd the eo mildeni
the crooks and the adienturesses all these typei
and a Imiiilifil uthcis ate lo be aun tu.ii.
The affliction vhlcli sere to briny the
hosts toj-'lhcr arc a multitaiioi at tiy sr-J di-eri-ificd.
thief of Hum ill, nf i a i ,, I the
luthinc. lmjone toes bithoi,'. 'i n-ir t
Atlantb C'ilv and fill to take the 'irf bath is
like crosMiii; the curat) and then not tra Milne
abioail. The sight, of a midsummer' mominij,
of ten to twenty thnimnd people disporting
themelcs In the rolling, lolluklnp wars or
on the smooth, sandy beuh is one n..t soon tn
he foi.iotten. p. mine lis'-e. and callant lidi
ut out of college and seminary bik in t lie
sunshine and in the light of each other's c)cs.
Kor tin in it i Paradise without the i-erpeut.
Also thee are the joung women who bate
pased the seminary stage nf demuienee, who
ImiBlne thev baie a "pirpoe" In life and In
romeislng with eligible joung men deplore tha
I -lent trtidrniy toward impressionism In art,
the deiadcmc in liteutuie, the waterlalliin ol
the age, ct cetera ad nauwam. Then there
are the "new women" (paradotlially they are
neailv alwajs old who strirt nnjutlrally up
nnd down the smd, mrnllt wilh a Mr. Meek In
tow n.'t tin mi 'ft ileal ibmeinor of this aoit
of female anlhe with surprising suddenness In
the Iniffctln,: mil when tne eternal feminine
belples-.nrs crips nut and M . Meek once agan
feels a glorious tense of superiority. Inter
spersed among these typis are the hundred and
one otheis we spoke about, all enjojinj them
fches to the utmot and all looking veiy mii'h
ullke. For clothes laigelv make the modern
man and In dlsiardin-r his clothes be loses niu-h
of hit IndlUdiiillty. You lan't tell a million
alio Inn a beer bicwer in a bathing suit.
Next to a dip in the briny deep the board
walk is the mot popuhr .ittrntion in the ie
sort. There Is not another place In the woild
lint can boast of an rleiated steel and wood
pmmenade neaily the miles in length, forty let
In width and twelie feet high. On the one side
Is nn unnlwlmcteil slew of the ocean, while the
other side Is lined with Innumerable booths,
shop, shows and "fakeile," where the gullible,
guileless slsltor Is readily rilleeed of his ready
(sli, I'lom early morning till late Into the
night there Is a ceaeles stream of humanity
promenadlntr this board walk. Thev rome and
go in sermlngly neirr-endlna procession. In a
truly ilemocratle niannrr grand dames in (tor
gewni raiment tub rlbo'is with neworked gil
settes and magnate with minimi. In the
height of the season the boird walk Is often so
congested us to make walklntr'difflcult Especial
ly is this so at night, when the puade of peo
ple amid myriad thnclnjr lUliti reremMes a
kileldoscoplr phantasmagoria I'assemrrrs on
passing vessels who have seen the Atlantic City
beach front at night from a distance dearrlhe it
as a urltablo falrjland. The lour pier that Jut
nut Into the oeem from tha board walk lend an
added charm to the plcUiinuenrM ot this scene
tnemble. In fact, th board walk Is the Champa
Klysec of Atlantic City nd Atlantic City I
without doubt the queen of the or Id's seashore
As we Itillm.ileel aboe. Hit place Is i museum
of character ties. There Is lwsvs some new
nd unusual exhibit at lund for the odlflrat'.en
of tlsltors. Just now the lusti naturoe oier
which Atlantic City is all agog It the iiiseterlou
woman In hlte, for the past week she has
been parading the board -.talk in all the glory
of dbrrse white costumes, stilish Ind nl man
nlfleint testure, with paiasols, hat and dainty
French high heeled slippers of the same color.
Krn the Jewel ahe west In all profuenes
arc the purest of white illsniurid. Not a bit cf
color other than white la to be seen about her.
Her hair is that ot an extremely light blonde,
almost Alhinlau In Its whiteness, nd i "join In
uch a fantatle way that a very blaarre rftect I
predutcd. The mysterious lad-Is ! alone
when acrns she neier speaks to anyone, and
though speculation Is rile legaidlnK her, nobody
reem to know who hs Is, where he comes
from or where he Is staling. That she Is a
personage of sorne dltlnetlon, probably a titled
foreigner trsvellng Incognito, I esldenced by
the lavish manner In which she Is reported to
be scattering her weilth whereirr she goes. Her
rxtmngance is unprecedented. Hie never prof
fers other than pap-r money in paiment of
nn.ithing she has purchased and has neiet !cen
seen to ateept change for a bill, no rmtter how
large the denomination. What especially arouses
the envious admiration of the ladle Is that this
mysterious woman In white is neier seen with
the same costume on twice. White all are of
white, eaih seema to be moie beautiful thin the
Todiv for the first time slnre her arrival she
went into the surf, Phe wis drben down Vir
ginia aier.ue to the hach in a closed carriage.
The two llierled coachmen, with all the non
chalance of the Kngllsh cockney, led the pranc
ing tram down to the water' edge through the
crowd of wondering hither. The lady alighted
costumed for the bath entirely In white, nnd
was the r incisure for all ryf. Tall, stately and
grace personified, she is dnuhtless causing more
than one would. he wooer sleepless nights and
sain longings. Put this reigning sensation of
the hour will prove ephetneral, like all the oth
er tint hae preceded and aie et to come.
Thry are all part of the general hubbub thit
goes to make a seison at Atlantic City.
Walter Henry Blumenthal.
KNOWLEDGE IN BRIEE.
Fneland' rainfall is equal to 3,000 tons on
the aere each e.ir.
Belgium, according to the rcntua Just taken,
has n.0O,f)iiO inhabitants.
In Car.adi list cir the 9,rt2" postofnee for
warded lT.t.S'.Vsl letters. S-mli returns form
an essential postscript to prosperity's epistle.
Miebosgm, Wis, is a pea raling district,
and recently all the clergjmen taie written
permls'lons to their flocks to gather their crops
tn a Sunday to saie It.
The Elrltlsh girl is jetting taller a well
as the American. Fifty ears ago a medical
authority saS the heljht of a very tall British
womin was 5 feel 7 inches, while now the
height averages S feet fi inches to 5 feet 10
Statltlca show iMt of th? population of
Pari onl 21 per rent, are natlirs, whereas the
flgutej tor the other capitals of Europe are
as follows: St. Petersburg, 40 per cent.; Berlin,
41 per cent ; Vienna, 4S per cent,, and London,
65 per rent.
A mlnliture kangaroo has been discovered
in the Far West. It stride around like a kan
garoo, making great Jump on Its hind leg,
which are long and powerful. It also ha a sur
priingly long tall, which add to its resemblance
to the marsupial after which It i named.
A French deputv has announird his intention
to bring In a bill during the present osslon
of parliament making It not only admlslble
but lcgilly obligatory for women to sit ns
Juror. He proposes tint all jutle shall be
required to consist of six good men and true
and six women equally qualified,
Taking froe;s for niaiket as a business has
so stradil increased eliirlng recent cars that,
according to the estimate of the I'nlted States
Flh commllnn, th" nnnuil eatch in this coun
try' Is but little le-s thsn S.isiO.fmO frogs, with
a total saluc to the hunter of about fioo.nno
and a ror-sponding rost to the eonaumei of
not le- than fi5u.nno.
One of the strangest botanical curiosities
in the world is the "wonder" flower in the
Milai peninsula It is simply blossom with
out leiies, line or stem, and grows as a pira
site on decayed wood This xtrjonilnary flower
ia something like a yard In diameter and has
a glrbular eup in the middle with a capacity
of flw or ix quarts.
Oklahoma is increasing rapidly in population.
Four eirs ago It cast 51,010 lote. last car
the total vote cast waa TJ.IW. a gain at the
rate of 5,tr" lotra a jear. Mississippi, ihi-h
cist 70,000 intra at the election in lftf, east
only SO.Oiii) at list .sear's presidential election.
It is estimated that Oklahoma will base a sot
ing population of at leat 100.000 by 1901.
Ker since "weather shorswng," a Ir Is called
In nermany and switrerlind, met with such
pronounced sneeevs In Muia, upper Italy, Hun
garv and France, meteorologists hive been en
gaged in a ier wordy bittlc as to the merits
ot the scheme. So successful hue been the ef
fort In preventing hailstorm in urp'r Italy
that since the experiment of 1S93 20,000 sta
tions have been establish d.
(icrminv proposes to foihid the emploment
of saccharine and other sweetening matter ex
cept vhen it is recommended for therapeutic
purposes. The sale of tits eibstanee will be
permitted only by chemi-t and other specially
authorized peisons. Es.'ii in these instances
it will be subjected to a consumption tax: ot
?:0 per kilogram. This new law will go into
effect in April, l'si:
A novel and cxtiemely simple life-saving de
ilce has been inv cited bv M fieorge Rrnirsset.
It is a sort of automatic folding buoy, and
is formed merely of two hoards of wood, which
weather it can be ued as a seit on board a
are joined together in the center. In ordinary
sesscl, and when there ia danger of a ship
wreck It can be instantaneously turned into a
llfe-nving buov. Manv experiment have al
ready been made with It and they show that it
ran do effective work as well in u storm aa
in a calm sea.
Some idea of the value of the coal depoips
in Indian Territory can be gained when it is
known the aveiage thickness cl the lein Is (our
feet, which will produce 4,f1 tons an arre.
These lands me leised in lots of 000 acres each,
which means that 3,600,000 to 4,000,000 can be
produced bv those leasing the land. On this
output the lessee pay a ro.valty of S cents a
ton. The output during the last year was 1,000,.
127, as agalnit 1, (00,4(1 tons the previous jear.
The interests of the Choctaw and Chickasaw In
dian are protected.
IN THE HILLS.
There' a shrine in the bills I'll remember for
fa. away glen in the hills;
All fragrant and cool, wheie the mountains al
fi.nar over the croon of the rills.
Oh, the pools they are deep and the alder ahadea
And the dragon flies dart in and nut.
(Oood boy! for our ury first guess hit the
where I first landed a trout!)
There' a shrine on the beiglitt where tha cloud
Aie nked by the jrgd sandstone;
Where the oceandio.ind breezes incessantly Mow,
Anl ilit lonely plrc merrilv moan.
Oh, the shrine on the iiaga! whtie the primeval
F.miltin lv leaped In rn blood,
When tho eti-jdy bead caught my first deer it he
And the It lift spid home with a "thud!"
There's a rhrlne in the mountains a beckoning
Far, far from the pathway ot men,
Where the splash ol 'he I look and the tough
ot the pine
Low echo and ni apaln.
Oh, the ramp in the hills! wilh the leaping fite-HtM-The
blare in the reslnius Itvgn;
The whlppoorwill' song in the hush, ol the
Oh, il 1 were only there nowl
For Hie Is not Hie till' you live It alone--
All alone, save with spirits that throng
In the rock, In the breeie, a.id the yellow pine
In the brake and the waterfall'a songt
Heigho for the hills! and what hoi for the day
When we'll camp on the well-beaten "run,"
And watch the mn rise thrnurh the leave at the
In the land of the rod and the run!
I Lowell 0. Itecte, In the San Francisco nulUtin.
PLAYS AND PLAYERS.
Teter F. palley will begin rehearsals of
"Champagne Charlie" Aug, 10. Augustus Thom
as, the author, will direct retitanals and nag
Mary Mannerlng ha never et been seen on
the atage In male garb. When her new play,
"Oraustark," la presented, she will haie an op
portunity to Piear a young military officer
in the Incident where the Tilnces YiWUe ldi
(Trenfatt I.oiry, the American, to escape Irom
the Oraustark Jail to the monastery on th
mountain overlooking the city. Lorry I charged
with the murder of the princess' unloved be
trothed, who I really murdered by a Jealous
rival prince on the eve of hi coming duel with
the American champion ol Yetlve.
Workmen are engaged night and diy digging
and blasting a big pit forty feet long, twenty
feet wide and twenty-lour feet deep, under the
stage of the Broadway theatre, lor the Chrjtul
palace srene In the Rrury Lane production of
"The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," which
opens the regular aeaon at this house Nov. 4,
One of the curious phenomena ol the theatrical
buslnes Is the nbsenee of (slth that one man
ager ha In another' attraction; one ran alwa)
see little else than trouble and disaster for the
other. Of the popular "star" before the public
today, no one waa expected to sucieed except
by the manager backing the icntutc. This is es
pecially true of Viola Alten, Maude Adams and
Maiy Mannerlng. It scem ansurd that three
ears ago the combined salaries of these three
Immensely popular actresses was probably not
over W0 per week. Now, their eirnlnga are
rnotmous, making a president' Income look
mean and paltry. Miss Allen' profit alone with
"The Chilstlan" and with "In the PIaic of the
King" have been sft unprecedented that the flg
tne seem fabulous. During the past three eats
but two female "stirs" failed, while among
thoe who have succeeded, other than the three
mentioned, are Amelia Bingham, Mrs. t.e Mo.vne,
Blanche Walsh, Oertrude Cnghlan, Blanche Bate
and Edna May. Indeed, the popularity of the
female "star" is extraordinary. It is expected
that there will be several new candidate for
tellar honor during the romlng season. The
mot prominent name so fr mentioned Is Mis
Adelaide Thurston, nho will star in "Sweet
Clover," irt as Mis Thurston achieved an enor
mous success and was featured a Lady Babble
in "The Little Minister" for two seasons, she
can hardly be classed as a "new tar." How
ever, it is now the actress and the pliy, while
before 11 was the play and then the actress.
This I the uruil and natural outcome ot cue
tess and superior talent.
Sale of Shoes
With price we are as
thankful to give as you
are to receive.
500 pair Youths' Leather
Bicycle Shoes, tan
and black 75C
500 pairs Men's Tan, high
and low cut, usually
$3.50. This sale.... X..5U
300 pairs Ladies' Black Vici
Kid Button Shoes warranted
to be worth $1.50.
This sale 5C
Lewis & Reilly
114-lta WYOMINQ AVCNUE.
Capital 5200,000. Surplus $525,03).
United States Depositary.
Special attention given to
BUSINESS, PERSONAL and SAV
INGS ACCOUNTS, whether large
Open Saturday evenings
from 8 to 9 o'clock.
Wm. Connell, President
Henry Belin, Jr., Vice Pres.
Wm. H. Peck, Cashier.
325-327 Penn Avenue.
City with a
First-Class Stock of
.Mercereatt 5 Connell,
132 Wyoming Avenue.
fcMKlfcb ILUSfc AUbUM 15.
After August 15 no more new contestants
will be received in ,
f The Tribune's 1
The Tribune's Educational Contest has been open eleven
weeks and still has five weeks to run. There is plenty of time
even yet for new contestants as is demonstrated by the fact that
'ast year two of the winners were only in three and four weeks
The eight special rewards are offered to the young men or
women who secure the largest number of points in the contest.
They are required to canvass for subscribers to The Tribune and
are credited with one point for every month's subscription se
cured, a year's subscription counting twelve points.
Two of the winners will secure four year scholarships, valued
nt 81,000 each, for the work of a few weeks. Why shouldn't
one of them be you ?
The Special Rewards:
Scholarship in Lafayette College $1,000
Scholarship in Swarthmore College 1,000
Scholarship in Stroudsburg Normal School 675
Three Scholarships in Scranton Business
College, $60 Each 180
Two Scholarships in Scranton Conserva
tory of Husic, $75 Each 150
Each contestant failing to secure one of these special rewards
will be given ten (10) percent, of all the money he or she turns in.
N. D. The first two scholarships do net incl'in mtats, hut the contestants srcurln?
Ihrse will be given ten (10) per cent, of ail tbe money he or she turna In to The
Tribune, to assist In paing this expense.
There are six weeks yet ot the contest and it is not too
late for any energetic young man or woman to enter. Some of
last year's winners were only in three or four weeks.
Send a postal to The Tribune for full particulars, including
handsomely illustrated booklet. Address,
Edtor Educational Contest,
Tribune, Scranton, Pa-
P. J. HONAN,
319 Lackawanna Avenue.
SCRANTON'S BUSINESS HOUSES.
THESE ENTERPRISING DEALERS CAN SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS
OF EVERY CHARACTER PROMPTLY AND SATISFACTORILY.
L. SOMMAR. nullrlinK Contractor
Emploss union men. Estimates cheerlully
gisen. Remodeling and repairing a specialty.
32B WASHINGTON AVE.
WATCH FIXED RIGHT
We ARE SATISFIED WITH A SMALL
115 LACKAWANNA AVHSUE.
EDWIN S. WILLIAMS.
ROOM 25 COAL EXCHANQE,
nunciKS and vr,.
OSS ot all Unds;
also Houses and
Duildlng Lots at
Motes Irdsht. Km ni
ture and Daggage,
ates, Pianos j nil Ma
chinery. 217 Lackawanna Ave
M. T. Keller's
Lac kaw anna Carriage
J. B. WOOLSEY & CO
Plate Glass and Lumber
OF ALL KINDS.
Will sell all their samples ol fine Imported
Madras Shirts (or men at Mc. i worth $1 to $3.M
WALTER E. DAVIS,
214, SI6. 2IB PAULI BLDQ.
Attorney-at-Law, Scranton, Pa.
MRS. SARA ALLYN.
WVJ-VM Mean Hullding, Parlors open Monday,
Thursday and Eaturday oenlngi.
E. JOSEPH KUETTEL,
rear SU Lackawanna atcnue, manulacluier o(
Wire Screens ol all kinds; fully piepared (or
the spring season. We make all Mndu of porch
General Contractor, nullder and Dealer In
Dullding Stone. Cementing ol cellars a spe
cialty. Telephone S502.
Office, f.27 Washington avenue.
Successors to Machlno Business ol
Dickson Manufacturing Co., Scranton
and "Wllkes-Barre, Pa.
Stationary Engines, Boilers, Mining
Parlor Hotel. Accommodations unsurpassed
Special SUMMER KATES to permanent guests.
Oft them. Table Hoard. W H. W1IYTE
420 SPRUCE ST.
We make a specialty ol lino bread stuffs.
Orders (or Salads, Oj iters, Croquettes, etc.,
A lull line ol Lee Cream and Ices.
IV. A. HARVEY.
Electric Wiring and Fixtures.
Electric Ilell and Telephone Work.
309 Commonwealth Builoinq.
CIIIIOMO DISEASLS A SPECIALTY.
DR. S, GERTRUDE EVANS
12S and 121 Washington asenuc, Scranton Pa.
Office hours- SO to l m , 1.30 to S 3rt p. m
Only puuiniig lady Ostiopath in Northeast
FRED H. WINTER.
824 CAPQUSE AVENUE,
Staple firocerles and ProWslons. A (nil line
ol Ugewblcs, etc, receded dally.
The scranton Vitrified Brick
and tile manufacturing) company
Makers ol PaWny nrtck, etc, M. II. Dale
fleiieral Sales Agent, Office 329 Washington av
Works at Nay Aug. Pa.. E. & W v n It
Kingsbury & Scranton.
MINE AND MILL SUPPLIES,
District Agents for
John A Rocbllng'i Sons Co.'s Wire Flope snd
Electrical Wire. Gutta I'ercha and Itubber Mfg,
Co.'s Ileltlng, Packing, lloso and Mechanical
Rubber Gooda. Know lion Packing Carter'a
Oil Clothing. Room 310 Paull Rldg,
SEOURITY BUILOINQ t SAVINGS UNION,
Home office, 03-209 Meara Mulldlng, transacts a
general building and loan buslr.cw tluoughout
tho state ol Pcnnsslvanla,
JAMES J, MURRAY,
Successor to the Hunt Cornell Co., In tin
and sheet metal work and ventlUtion. Carton
turnaccs, if pairs and general tin nork a
specialty No. 432 l.ickawanna aienue.
WILSON & COMPANY.
Fashionable Tailors (lintel Jcrmin RulMIng),
S2J Spruco street, Scranton, Pa Suits presed,
33 centsi pants pressed, 10 tents Clothing re
paired, cslled for and delivered New Phone. SrtOJ
ASK YOUR GROCER
FOR KIRKPATRICK'S PURE
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