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THE SGRANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1902.
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iitg; on current topics, but Its rule is
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licntton, by the writer's real name;
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ceptance Is that all contributions
ehall bo aubejet to editorial revision.
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SCItANTON, JANUAIIY 16, 1002,
BEPTJBLICAN CITY TICKET.
Conlioll r IIVAN MOtlllK
r.lritlim IVluiMry IS
If flenoful Wood mid the oilier
Atnuricnu reprosoiiliitlvos In Cuba tell
the truth about that IhImuVh licctta, mid
no one hlntH that they do not, the thing:
for congress In Uo In not to tulle long
about granting tome slight inwihurc of
l rulproelty at u ditto to bo decided In
tho far future, but to act.
The City Convention.
UNDER the presidency of one
of the original advocates of
the ripper bill and through
lesoltltluns reported by n
committee of Ills appointment, the Re
publican city convention yesterday de
nounced the Upper net, the last legis
lature and various other things. The
platform reads like an Insurgent stump
speech, and Its purpose Is evidently to
put cundldate Hvan Morris In a hole.
He does not deserve this. He is u
good, clean, faithful and efficient pub
lic servant, thoroughly entitled to u
promotion; and In spite of the handi
cap sought to bo laid upon him by
Moir, Fellows, et al., his friends should
nilly to his standard, loyal Republican
ism should assert Itself and ho should
be triumphantly elected. Tho office of
controller is too impoitant to be thrown
away and Evan Morris too good it man
to be sacrificed by such folly or treach
ery as that of yesterday.
We wonder what our government
would do ir China should undertake to
retaliate by excluding Americans.
Scliwnb and His Gambling.
A GOOD DEAL of unnecessary
noise haaboen made over the
reported fact that Mr. Schwab,
president of the United States
Steel company, has been gambling nt
Monte Carlo. Mr. Schwab takes th'.
trouble to cable that the stories which
have appeared in tho newspapers con
cerning his exploits have been exag
gerated. This was well understood.
Monte Carlo lias an enterprising presa
bureau, which could not afford to mlsi
the chance of making capital out of the
visit of the great American steel king.
Monte Carlo news Is always tinctured
strongly with tho advertising flavor.
The really Interesting part of tlite
little episode is the conventional horror
with which many good and pious folk,
who,, In their business transaction,
dally gamble us much as Schwab Is al
leged to have done, hold up their hands
and exclaim against tho vicious exam
ple that Mr. Schwab bus set before tho
young. The fact that ho went to an
out and out gambling den to do wh.lt
most of his critics do in a furtive and
disguised manner, is made the basis of
homlletlc literature calculated to Im
part the Idea that to gamble is one of
tho greatest crimes in the category.
It Is a foolish and often a vicious
practice, and those who indulge in it,
especially when young and callow, mer
it admonition, reprobation and censure.
Yet the very (iiinlltles that go to muke
a successful gambler Include many ab
solutely essential to success In tho or
dinary pursuits of business; and wliete
. the gambling Is conducted fairly, ac
cording to Hie laws of chance, tho dif
ference between It and many of the
chances customary iu busluebs Is main
ly u distinction without a difference. Jf
Schwab acted us jeported he certainly
acted foolishly unci with scant regard
to public opinion; but nuthlut- Is to
bo gained by kicking up a row about
it and advertising it still further,
Tho smug hypocrisy which deluges
with cunt everybody of proutlnonce,
who'.jshowri u little human nature onco
In a While can easily be carried to an
In any ovunt Hlgnor Marconi lias
demonstrated fine ability as uu advance
For a rinchlne That Will Fly.
BY AN OFFER of pi lues
amounting to $200,000 tho
managers of tho Louisiana
I'urchahu exposition liopu to
stir up the (lying machine inventors so
as to get them to colye for that occa
sion nn appuratus that will really lly.
As an uddltlonal Incentive arrange
ments nrojieliig piade for an nejiftl
tournltkftfni; lit which It Is expected
that Jliero will be more thun 100 en
tliesVepresenttng ten countries,
Th$purpos of this effort la obvious.
ly cotnniendabloj but wo have little
confidence tlut It wjjl be productive of
Important jo,3Uts. The inventive in
genuity orilho ago bus already ample
Incentive to spur it to Its best efforts
In tljs direction. The sum of $200,000
divided Into beveral prizes, Is not a cir
cumstance to what tho successful Jn
ventqi) would win in flnancjaj rehmiB,
to sayyiiothliiof fame and glory, The
worUl,ls waiting to crown the Inventor
of a flying machine tlmt will fly. He
wm have nuyllilng he wnnln by nietely
asking for It, Money will be uo object
NVorllieJeMi we do not wish lo he
understood ns rellecllnp on the eiitcr
piipo of the tnnniigonient or the til.
l.oiili fulr. tt evidently understands
the nrl or advertising.
Utir pto-Huur friends have doubtless
been spared several spasms by the an
nouncement that Ambassador Wlille
litw Itcltl will not be asked tn lils'i King
Kdwurd's hand it the coronation exei
lisos. involution at Work.
TUDHNTS of the labor prob
lem are agreed that the chief
obstacle to it better under
standing between employers
uud their employes Is the dlfllctilty of
finding n suitable basis of mutual con
ference and ucqUnltilunee. In the old
en days, when thu muster and the innii
worked together at the mine bench or
alongside at the same forge, it wiui
easy for, the woll-meuiitns employer to
know his men, to understand how to
deul with them and to maintain that
intimacy of association with them
which enabled hlni to be regarded afi
one of their own number. Today con
ditions almost forbid this; at least
they make It exceedingly dllllcult for
the muster and the men to meet with
out a sense of class distinction or di
vision. The whole trend of the organ
ized labor movement at the present
time Is In the direction of broadening
this social gulf and of intensifying the
feeling among the men that their em
ployer is a common enemy against
whose Interests It Is proper nnd neces
sary for the employes to combine and
Is there' any way, bhort of revolu
tion, by which tills mischievous tend
ency can bo overcome and a genullie
community of Interests established be
tween these two gradually separating
and increasingly antagonistic classes?
The question Is receiving attention
very widely these days and all that
bears upon It we feel to be of public
interest. A contributor to the Day
ton, O., Press, a newspaper published
In a town which, like Scranton, baa
been undergoing a plague of labor agi
tation, gives In u recent issue of that
journal some information concerning
an effort being made In that city to
evolve a plan of organization to lemcdy
the defects of modern trades unionism,
This writer says:
"It Is gratifying to know that a num
ber of Dayton's artisans, representing
every large fuctory, skilled not only in
mechanics, but scholarly and cultured,
have been studying this complex prob
lem for many months. Thu feeling of
hostility and antagonism against em
ployers; the spirit of lawlessness which
has been Inculcated by some labor
leaders; distrust' of labor by the em
ployer, resulting in determined efforts
to destroy their unions, impressed and
stimulated them to an earnest effort to
11 nil some plan by which these con
tending elements could be brought Into
harmonious action, Conscious of the
opposition they woulu encounter, they
nt first met stealthily and later formu
lated u declaration of principles and
adopted it ritual which will commend
themselves to every lover of his coun
try and sincere friend of labor. They
christened their new organization 'The
Modern Order of Bees' and founded
'Hive No. 1' by adopting a declaration
of principles. The following is tho
constitution of this, now exponent of
those who labor as workiugmon or in
"IU object shrill bo In unlit! in the liuhcj-. of
fitcmNhlp ami fraternity in u liii-,lniv.liki man
i.ci, .ill tl.o- interfiled In tin .idianiriiicnt aril
delation of iinnMml. 'In plumule jjood t liarac
tcr .mil sociability .mump; in member. To m
lumluct its a II j its th.it both the employer ami
the employe, le-nnine; its meihotU, will iecoi;iiizd
llie fuct llut their iuteie-ts :nc identical ;md
Iheuforo, that we nre not aig.iiitr.eil lo m.il.e uar
upon one another, but for mutual al-itame nml
protection That we lely on jiitvlllireiicc, ilyht
thinking nml real alue to loinmand jiiit com
pensation lo the euiplojer for the wages he paj",
uml lo the emploje for th" libor lie perlomij."
The following Is quoted from a le
cent interview with the secretary of
Hive No. 1:
This organization U the reult of the labor
tioublts which lut'o uiKtiiinir the nenei of Day.
ton'a bmlnois for to many weary months. It U
the intention of the new oigaiilrallnn to apply
.1 tonic in the wi) of tlis ailjiutmont of labur
diillcultii'4 that will i-le.uly the organic labor boily
ami enable labounj men to t-Umil together on u
mole fraternal b.il. Wc lielioc that the piev
cnt attitude of onjaiil-ul labor is not strictly in
aeconl with the principles of Aiuiiliaui-ui, uud
in a deliberate, and methodii.il manner, thi or.
t'.Uilz.itlon will &li ti o to fallow the tlefeil of the
present system and how they can best be icme
died. We believe laboring men peed a dllfnent
kind of instruction fiom that now xivcu them,
ami with this object In view we will have loo
tines, llteiaty iiieotiiiRs and organize u beneficial
department. In tho hilef pcilod slnu our or
ganization -tW intmihru li.ni- been cniollod and
many applicants r.ie now undeiirolnp a ilxlil in
Mitigation as to, tticl" charadcr and .inlllie.ilh)in,
lively imluatr) In (lie city i-. icpicsenleil fu our
incmbcrchlp, which Inciudis iliiplo.ici., employe,
ministers and other piofis.loii.il men,
The correspondent of the Press adds:
"In the Judgment of prominent citi
zens, Including preachers and law
yers, who are impartial In their opin
ions on labor matters, the Modern Or
der of Keen will bo of Incalculable ben
efit to the combined Interests of the
employed uud his employer, and also to
tho general public by its restraining In-
lluenco on strikes and lockouts, It
has some distinguishing characteris
tics which will commend it to the great
mass of unionists who are members be
cause of the compulsory methods used
to enforco membership, There are no
drones' in this 'hive.' Every member
Is a 'busy bee,' working lndustrluusy
ut his trade. The greatest possible cnie
Is exercised In selecting members, No
professional prize lighter, no decorator
who paints his nose red, jio ugltator
who bends his elbow at the bar whllo
hh wife bends hers at tho wushtub, no
dependent on the enforced dues and us
sessineiits of tho honest uud Industilous
toller, no uiijuht employer can be
found in it, The Initiation fee uud
dues are trilling In amount, There are
uo contagions of imporuiuuie demands
for contributions lo hiippott those who
would rather strike thun work; uo
slavery which compels u man to join
unit refuses to permit him to resign;
no puciillce of self-respect or manhood;
no Insults, abuse, or boclui ostracism
of himself or family to compel mem
bership every member Is a free man.
No effort has been made to extend the
order beyond the Initial hive, but the
need of some gafii rerormatgry.meus
tire Is icallsicd chewhere, nnd slmllnr
orffunlKutloiis uto bolntr ronnctl nil over
This Dayton Institution, very evi
dently, ia it pitritllel, In many respects,
of the Citizens' Alliance. Of Its use
fulness, so long us It remains true to
the put poses of Its birth, there can be
no iiucfetlon. For a lime its benevo
lent Intentions may be misconstrued.
Thill Is tu be expected. The labor tigl
tutors could not do lets than to fight
by nil the means of misrepresentation
at their command an organization
which necessarily menaces their power
to make moue'y out of manufactured
stiife. Hilt It Ih plain, In our judg
ment, that it huge and growing pro
portion 'of the real, substantial, think
ing class of woiitingiucn, those having
families nnd owning homes, uie ripe
for nn honest opportunity to gel nwuy
from the tyrannical domination of
niaiiy ol' the professional labor leaders
of the clay, und back on the good old
American basis of liberty and equal
rights. We have no doubt that tho re
liction from labor union excesses will
ppicad until It brings Into effect u
new type of labor union, In harmony
with law, order und constitutional
rights, and having us Us motto, not
war, hut peace. Speed Iho day!
The slaughter of domestic animals
In some sections lm-s been included In
the precautions taken to prevent the
spread of sninll-pcW. This seems a wise
move, as It Is undoubtedly true that
other diseases have often been dissem
inated by domestic aultiials, especially
of the feline tiibe. In fact, the supply
of cats usually exceeds the demand in
most neighborhoods, disease or no dis
ease, und the efforts of the man behind
the gun are therefore generally appreciated,
Mr, Miller of 520 per cent, syndicate
fame,v seems In a fair way to bcrve 1C0
per cent, of his sentence.
And Mr. Schwab rises to remaik that
he is not "The Man Who Uroku the
Kank at Monte Carlo."
THE "AMERICAN INVASION."
JMitor of The Tiiliune
Mi: American oil to the extent of JU.iMO.uW
callous, is sent to the far cut ciciy jear.
J'uglfsli tobicco men feel the Auicilcan com
petition ko keenly, tint they li.uc loimed ihs
imperial Tobacco company, with a capital of Ij7"i,
OW.OOO, of wlikh -j,""",U(K) Is to bo u-iud lor
'llie Amcricar. Tvbacco company now 1m ailing
i:iutl.md is also negotiating with thu 1'iencli gov
ernment for the entile business of the 1'iencli
The "American inaion" is getting about as
waiiii for sonic slow old fogd)' lliuopean business
Huns, as the lepoited tempciatme of the sun
d,iOO dcgiecs ccntiiuaile. The oppo.ients, of our
Miccc'slul protutivc polity stunk the opposite
in their icccnt droits to "tinker with the taiill."
'Ihcy weie put In told .sloi.ic;o for an indefinite
pcilod. Their so called rcclpioclty conuiilion
piomptly ir.-ulioil for piotcctlon.
The London Times mj, "Thu supposed lieaiy
balance of tiadc iu favor of the United btates is
piiiely a commuchil lulince." That'.s just all wc
claima commctci.il balance on th? lizlil bide.
There is no ioc.ni for ipiibblins oicr what the
ilgwcs mean cur sjstcm of bookl.ecpin? is all
light. We Keep account of what we buy, and
what we tell, and the balance Is just fo much in
our faor right alono;. Tf wo fall olf in one item,
wo iniiLe it up in anothci. Tlieie is no "sup-po-ed"
about it. Wc deal only in clean cut
llgmes, and llie arcul.tcy of om Agoiing is at
tcstul by our well Idled Kuieriinicnt tieasiny,
our constantly iucie.ising' bank lesouirc, our
hay factoiics, our well filled stoics, and the
contented well fed look on the faces of our peo
ple, and the good clothes on their baehs.
Can the London Times, or any oilier paper,
point lo similar condiliuns tnan for Xoiember.
Wile, wile nails and pipe cpoit3 for Decent
bi'i ale uU pci cent, gioatir than for Nocmbci.
The United btates I'.xpoit association, a lion
paitUau business oieyanlzition ki)i "One of the
ililef obstacles lo a i.ugir ipoit business ii the
lack of uu Ameiican meiUunt maiinc. J ! very
ship is a mission.uy of liade, mid Etraiushlp lines
woik for thier own countiles just as luilioad Hues
work for their uiiiiinul points."
lliltlsh exports duriiiit ltifll weie $I,1CQ,.'AXI,000,
a di'cicau of 5-,')U,C(XI,irxl. lmpuits amountetl to
L',Cll)1iX,tXM, a decieae of only $l,uu,000, m.ik
ing a net iueiease of SlO.oO.W, in the adverse
bahiue of tiade of M,'Jt)7,iOil,ooii. hlill the Lon
don Times contends tint our continuous liMiiubU
balance of tiade does not esit In fact.
Cuban iiistom-. revenue.-, tor the cleicu inonlhs
ending Xo ember Ml, were MI,:ljj,(XX) uiralust
ijl 1,0uj,(jO() fur l'KK), and M.'l.fiTS.UOO for 1S0S. Tho
duly on epoits was .ibolished Apill 1, 11101. Tho
eiisloias rcwmuis, exclusive of etpoit duties, wcie
!-llll,l)0O sicatei for 11HJI, than for two. l'air
The new faetoiy at M mchester, Knglinil, of
the WrstlnlioiiM- Lleclrlcd l.iiiufJClnrin? com
pany, tostlne; 7,000,0(W, wa erected iu one ycai,
tliough llnglisli architects irtid contractou said it
could not be built in less than live yeais. Auur
iian aitliliy "gets there" every time.
Very truly your,
Waller .1. Hall nil.
SihcueiUd.i, X. V., Jan. .!.'
IThc Woild's Woik for I'ehruary will contain
the complete lc.t of Kipling' poem, "Tlie Island
ers," In which heaity scorn of ltillalnM nnpre.
parrdncM for war is shown iu Hues that bile and
sting. Hole arc sonic of thu stauzis.j
And e vaunted jour f.ithuinh'ss power and je
Haunted our lion pildc
Lie ,vn lawned on tlie Voiumcr Nation for the
men who could shoot and ildc!
Then ,ve icluined to yuu Idols; then e conlenled
jour souls '
Willi Ihe I'anncllcil fouls at I he wicket or the
muddled oats at the goals,
(iiveu to stiom; delusion, wholly believing a lie,
i saw that lliu laud lay 'fenceless and ye let
tlie mouths go by;
Walllnj sonic easy wonder; hoping some saving
idle openly Idle iu the lee of the. foic-pcnt Line.
Idle cveept for jour boasting, and what is jour
If e" biuiIkii a jftir of ten leu to the luiUiest
life on LaithV
Aniicnt, ill'oitless, oideieil, cjclu ou ncle set
Life su long untiuublu! that yo who luliiit fur-
It wjs not inadu with thu mountains; It is not
ollu with the deep.
Mm, not (ioils ileii-i'il it. Men, nut (!uds nml
Arid, aloof, liiciuiuus, iiiithliiklug, uuthaukiiig,
Will yo loose jour sehool lei Hunt them till the
brow-beat columns incllr
Will )u piay them or pu-ach theni m pilnt them
or ballot ll.em back ticm jour thoie.'
Will jcur woilmeii U,uu u iujihI.iic tu bid tliei i
til Ike no mora?
Will j a rlso and detliiouu your tuleuJ 0'eeaiue
weiu idle both,
I'lldc by Insoli'iicc humbled? liuloli'iico spin led
No doubt but ye arc the pecple; niio ihall nuke
j on ufinldf
Al-a jour goJ4 are manj ; no doubt but your
tui'j thall aid.
Iduli of girtisy alturs built for the sphli's rase;
1'iouil Utile brazen llaal ami talking fetuhes;
Totnus of sept uud p.uly und wise wood-pave-
'IhPou hal come down tu the bitlle and snateli
joil fium under the lOddf
from the guily llukeriug gun-ioll with vicwle4
And the pitted hail of the bullets that tell not
whence they were icntf
When yu aro llnt'id a with iron, ivl.cn je Jro
scnured as with whips,
When Iho meat li jet in jour belly and thu toast
is jet on jour Up:
When ye go loitli at morn Ins uud (he noon be
hold j-ou biokc-
L'ic je He down at even, j(ur rvmiiaut, under
, the 9ke.
FINE SILK WOVEN FROM
' THE WEBS OF SPIDERS
IVoiu the Wrt-hliiglon rcul,
TIM', PIlliAM of linking -lit. from llie tlirciJs
fpun bj ypUcr lim I"'" inJ-l" icJllly.
An liiRtnkus tnan has perfected u luclhoil
nj ilniplo that it was po-slhlo to put It
Into operation almost at once, and tho fill: woven
from the tlitrniU has been put tin the market.
It It more beautiful than the mdlliary til.,
IHMsnishit n Mranje, glowlnB, old-solit lustr.i
In Its natiiint ttale. Under the mUroscopa tho
separate thrc.idt lvak moi like fine old Vlrri
than libtos. Th. pilce of tlie tphlcr -III; (till ti
too liljtli for Its me by i.ny except tho rich,
but thcie anpcui to be little reason to doubt
that with coed commercial management it ci'i
bo liiuetc cheaply us the (Ilk that is obtained
from the inulbeiry worms.
The PNpcrleiuv of the iiianufacluiri t" far liat
Ahurtii that the nllk can be obtained piolitably
from linn;' dllferint kinds of i-pliler.s, in t-tu
picnmt itagc of the Indmliy, however, It li
found most practicable lo cniillim the woik lo a
large iplder ludtcelious to tin; island of Madl
Kaoar, liernu-c this aiachnttl not only l rrniaik
ably plentiful and easily fed, but wuiuleiiully
proihirltvc. A iccord has been established In Its
case of 3,(l0i) ..aids of tin cad h.nltisr been ob
tained fiom une Fpeclmi'ii in una pplimliia;.
'llie pplder utlllred for the pniposc is a large
one known under the scientific lunlc of Xcphlli
Miiilnira-eflrleiisl.t. Per many jcjis tin' natives
of Madagascar have known of Ihrt lino illlty
iiuallly of IU product, but their woik his befu
loivfli'cd to mine; the cocoons in wlilcli the fe
males wi.ippcd their eggs. These iocooiis uie of
a beautiful pale ,clluv, and they were gathered
In Rreat quanlitles and the silk was rpun from
Ihi'in crudely iu a manner nhnllar to the way In
wlilcli silk is spun from thv cocoons of the ilk'
woim. Hut tills method was slow and laborious
besides belnp; unsatisfactory, for the lino fibres
were more or les bmlsed while beins uniaeled
and thus lost much of their glns3. Besides that
the thicad so spun was uneven anil often I'm'
tamtlp was t,o grout that no continuous f.bie
could be obtained.
There was a Catholic mls'iomiy in Jladisas
car who caw Hie gieat possibilities in the in
dustry and realized that improved methods would
menu a great deal to tho nallics. f-o lie devot
ee! his time to a Etudy of the spider. One day
lie was watching; one of the big fellows spin his
web and the solution of the pioblein came to him
in .1 Hash. "Why," thought he. "wait until tho
fpldeii spin their cocoons'? Why not take the
thicul dliectly from thorn?"
I'loni tl.lt llie test followed ii.eliii.illy. He
dUiovoicd by expeiliueut (hit It wa.s perfectly
feasible to draw the threads tjjit of the glands.
OF HUMAN NATURE
Mr. Carnegie's Contribution.
It Is related that on the lait lour of Resident
McKlnley in the South, Andrew Ciiinegic v.us in
the parly, and alt weie asked to attend a neara
church in Thomasville, Ga., where a veiy fervid
negio minister olnciated.
It is bald tiiat whenever a lull came in the
services the deacons took up :t collection, but
tluougli hospitable motives avoided pissing Ibe
box to iho white visitors. The old pastor arose
at last and preached a scimoii that was at the
E.une time eloquent, earnest and lldietilouj
preaching light at the white folks, and his tie
scilptfon of the poveity o! thu chinch was ,o
impiossitc that when the deacons passed the
contiibutlou bocs around for tl it- third time.
Mr. Carnegie inteicepled one und dropped
bill In the box. ,
The old preacher counted their contents,
lie had finished he placed n handful of
chaii'iu on one .side and a ciisp greenback on llie
other, dealing bis throat, lie said:
"iticddein, we lias been gioatlv blessed by
dish jcr cuiitebulion. We has hcih fo' tlollihs
an' foiy cents; tl.it is good; an' if do R.V) bill
put in by do while grinnian wid do giay vvhUhcrs
Is uKi good, we Is Messed a whole lot inoih,"
and he looked ouspiclously lit ihe giver of li
bunks and campaign funds. lies Moines Leader.
Carried His Point.
Quite a number of rougis'smcii, including Ilia
l.cney, of Maryland, hive conic into tho home
GREATEST ARRAY OF.
I GOLDSMITH'S S MB 1
Our Great 1
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Muslin and Cambric Under
wear, Linens, Cottons, Tow
els, Crashes, Bed Spreads
and White Piece Goods . . .
g That it has ever been our pleasure to show you.
: All of these stocks have been conspicuously and T
handily arranged so that the multitudes which will 5:
cf throng this store will not be inconvenienced in any S'
5 way or shape. 5-
j$ You will always find something new to attract i
the eye and tempt the pocket-book. $.;
This is our Thirty-First Semi-Annual Sale and at $
its inauguration we cannot refrain from extending our -;
3 thanks to the public "for their generous response to
-s our past efforts and hope that the opening of this g
ti sale will bespeak your continuous increased patron- &
age for the future, g
Then he (tudlcil and phnnrd until nt lt lis
perfected all apparatus as simple nt It was In
genious. Uu Mi named it the ,BUllIotlnc., This trull
lollne, however, it not Intended to cut the held
off the spider. It It (Imply a ott of ctulcht
w-nltcoul, Which hold tho avBd crealui flrrii'
ly, so lliat It inn iiellhrr lite nor wtiifglo until
the glands hue bun denuded nf their prceifitit
contents. Tliea thn lrtlm It iclesjed without
damnjc, lo be tf.ircd for until the operation can
Tho guillotine consist) of a frame divided Into
any desired number of little nquM colnpatt
menu, each Jiut lame enough to hold one spider
and penult frco manipulation. At the bottom
of each compaitinent ate two tmall hinged doon
that swlnir toward encli other, uml each of the
little cioori ban a tiny ecinl-elrcitUr place cut
Into it, exactly like the recei lliat It cut into
the lieadplcce of tho guillotine to receive the
neck of the victim. Thus, when the little doors
rue hut thcie' remains a iimall bole that will
Just hold the thous of the spider firmly with
out Injurlnj it,
Tlie spider Is fattened in the guillotine tn such
n manner that the icad with the w'icked Jai
and the legs are otiUldc, while the liarinieii abdo
men Willi the spinning Rianiti U iluldc, whcie
the operator can get nt it with complete cJjc.
Tho doom can be tlmt more or lets tightly, no
coidlng to tho ttf of the ereaturct. When the
frame It full it l.s ttood on end, nd the opera
tors touch a gland with the moistened end of a
forefinger. A wonderfully fine thicad adhere,
and a the finger Is wltlidriwn very slowly and
laicfully the thvead follows.
This lliiead Is pulled to a pierced frame and
drawn through one of the lino holes. Then an
other thread It drawn from another gland, and
tin- pioeess It repealed until from twelve to
twenty-four have been so Inserted in the vari
ous openings of thu frame, Then they nic pulled
together and nulled iu one thread, which Is
wound on a wheel In it manner similar to the
process ucd for the common silk obtained from
After llie spidcis li.no been robbed of their
silk they are taken out of the guillotine c'aiefulty
and placed on mango trees, where, they recuper
ate with rcinaikablc quickness. Usually eight
days of i est and feeding arc enough to make them
n-idy for a repetition of the guillotine experi
ence, and the avenge spider of lliU species is
so strong that it can bear tho procedure icpeated
In such intervals four or five times. Then It falh
suddenly to rccupeiat, and Its hardier brethren
do the lest by adding the invalid to the sub.
ifotence department of the Interior.
on a very close margin of voles, says tho Wash
ington Post. A group of mcmbcis were dlacuss
ing these narrow majorities in the cloak loom
lecently, when tho story of Bjron Itltchle, wlio
ucd to repiesent the Toledo, O., dtstiict, was
recalled. Itltchle got Into congress by having
fourteen more votes than his opponent. Coins
up to the white house one day, President Cleve
land laughingly joked with him about his tight
"But notwithstanding," at once replied Mr.
Illlclile, "I get just as much salary as any other
congressman. I have just as much annoyance us
an body else, and I am just as much entitled to
consideration. I want to know if you nic going
to appoint the man I have endoised for post
master of Toledo, or nre you going to name jour
Mr. Cleveland blinked his ccs at this uncvpeet
ed lejolnder. Then he looked Ritchie squarely In
the face, "f will appoint your man," was all he
A veiy "timely" conversation was eairled on
lecently between a hostess and a fair joung
guest. Thp hostess was entertaining the com
pany with descriptions of her flip abroad rnd
of the wonderful things she had seen. Among
other things she mentioned the clock at Stro
bing. "Oh, yes," remarked tlie gill. "I have heard
all about that; and did you sec tlie watch on the
niiine, too!" Boston Journal.
lo S o
1902 Money Saving: Sale
Is now on. With every pair of our
Foot nnd HortHU Saving Shoes you
get a shoe sitmor free.
200 pairs of Men's Double Soled,
Vlcl Kid nnd Box Calf Shoes, worth
Sa.oo. Our 1902 Cash & Jr.
200 pairs of Youths' Vlcl Kid
patent tips, worth $1.00. -
Our 1902 Cash Price .... 5UC
100 pairs of Youths' nnd Boys'
Lcggins, mixed lots, not all sixes in
every lot, but the size you need In
some of the lots, worth e
$1.25 Our 1902 Cash Price. OUC
1 00 pairs of Men's Solid Tap Boots
nil sizes, worth $1.50 to $2.50.
Our 1902 Cash 4 -..
too pairs of Men's Solid Tapped
Soled Shoes, lace and Blucher,
worth $1.25. Our 190a
Cash Prlco yOC
100 pairs Ladies' Vici Kid button
and lace Shoes worth $1.00 to
41.25. Our 1902 Cash
200 pairs Misses and Children's
Vlcl Kid School' Shoes, worth 75c
to Si. 00. Our 1902 Cash
Mixed lot of Ladies' Dress and
Faucy Slippers, toe a little bit nar
row, worth $1.00 to $1.50. rrk
Our 1902 Cash Prlco OOC
You can seo hy the above list that
very little cash Is required to pur
chase good reliable and honest foot
ware. Lewis &Reillv, wyoi!4""AvnBe.
Office Desks and
New and Complete
DEALERS IN SCRANTON
We carry the greatest assortment
of up-to-date Office Furniture.
You are invited to examine our
new line before purchasing.
121 Washington Avenue.
City with a
First-Class Stock of
Mercereatt & Connell,
132 Wyoming Aveune.
THIRD NATIONAL BANK I
Depositary of the United States. o
Capital, $200,000 Surplus, . $550,009
Tlioillsoomit ralo toilepoJllors Is D percent, per unnuiii- $
Hpeolnl itttontloti glvou to nllucoount wljollier lr;oor smV.U a
Open Biituvday orenlnsp. 8 to 0 V cloo t. X
'J'liice per cent, Intcreit paia on savings depoilti. V
Intercut compoimilod January 1st nnU July nt, Y
WILLIAM CONNELL, President. $
HENRY BELIN, JB Vico President. X
WILLIAM H. PEOK, Caohter. X
William Counell, James Archbald, 0
Henry Bolin, Jr., Luther Keller,
Goo. H, Oatlin, J, Benj. Dlmmick, A
ThomuB H, Watkins, James L Connell. a
W. D. Zehnder. X
Are You a Lover
Of the Beautiful?
Po jcii uUh a liac pictfy I ins of U v,iU
bo jiloait'il lo ihow you Solltalie nUniam
HliiS. nianioml ami l.nicrald lllngi, Pl4
inoncl and lluliy th;fc., DUiiioud nml 0ul
Kins.', ))llinon4 and S.ii.lihp llns(, U:J
inoiul and TurijuoU lllii.. Uu will inou'it
ileal i oil lumliuutloii lo ci del.
317 Lackawanna ave.
Comes in Hues of nevr
evening shadca and dark
colorfl,in various grades juat
the material for s
Tailored Suits, et4
Shown here in Cream, Pearl
Grey, Biscuit, Plavanna, Old
Rose, Purple, Navy, Garnet
Satin Linings jr
In new patterns of pretty de
sign, A fitting lining for your
new opera cape. Comes in all
he nice light shades, as
Pinks, Blues, Turquoise, Car
dinal, Cream, etc.
Rich New Laces !
and Trimmings. I
So varied and so beautiful that
an adequate descriptoin is im.
possible. The season's latest
and best styles. ,
510-512 Lackawanna Avel
THE NEW DISCOVERY
253327 Penn Avenue.
Successors to Jlachino Business a'.
ElcltBon Manufacturing Co., Scrantoh'
and Wilkes-Barre, Fa.
Stationary Engines, Boilers, Mining
There in as much difference in
Binmonds as there is in human
faces, and not infrequently as
much hidden deception. When
you wish to buy a diamond come
to us. You can rely upon our
judgment and representation,
317 Lackawanna ave.