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THE SCRANTON TltlBUNJE-THUHSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1902.
PltblMied, Dally, r.xcepl Sunday, hy Tlif ' Trlh
Vina.Pitbllahtnij Company, l'llly Cent', a Month.
iTvy s. niciiATin, nditor.
or P. IIVMy:C, UusineM Manager.
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llcntlon. bv the writer's Tenl name,
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HEPUBLICAN CITY TICKET. '
roiitio)lcr-t:V.X I! MOIiltlS.
nrcllon I'cbiuary 35.
Ill tho controversy icniti'dine: events
prior to 1hu sjpiiulbli war, Lord I'mince
fote lms wisely decided not to take
chances with (lie ubiquitous Interview
er. Not n Genuine Party.
UATI'VEll limy have been
the merits of tho case
.vliiuh prompted the de
cision of Judge Penny-pneki-r
against tho so-called "Public
Opinion" party at Philadelphia the
other day, the inline of court, which
iodises to allow recognition upon the
otlleinl ballot the candidates selected by
any coterie of munitions people who
may have banded themselves into a so
c.illed party for the time bolnfr, seems
proper. The eonrt wisely holds that
tho "Public Opinion" party which
heeins to have no dolinile object hi
view Is not a party in the seue con
templated by tho act of June 10, ISttu,
and that its candidates are not en
titled to an olllelat i uluniu under cer
tificates of nomination, that is to say,
certificates by a political convention
or committee. "When the "JleKInley
Citizens'" parly was denied the light
to nominate by certificate or nomina
tion it was decided, in effect, that
"a party is n combination of persons
united in opposition to others in the
community, having a policy, some sys
tem of organization, and to .some ex
tent the idea of continuity."
In these days of spasmodic leform
when the nctivity of breeders of dis
content is unflagging-, the oflicial ballot
would soon become too bulky to be
hnndled if the representatives of every
Issue about the state were recognized
ipon the sheet.
u&T persons who keep in
touch witli current events
know that when Hussia
oeeupled Manchuria, one
of the most valuable provinces of tho
Chinese empire, a province with a
temperate climate und great possibili
ties In the form of undeveloped natural
resources, the excused the seizure by
alleging tiie necessity of preserving good
order and protecting foreign Interests;
and piomlsed to withdraw her troops
u pon the completion of these tasks.
As one of tho signatories of tho "open
door" guarantee, negotiated among the
powers by the government of the
United Slates, she also pledged heiself
not to exact for Jiussian interests ex
diiblvo privileges of right open to nil.
r-'oinetlino ago llussla drafted a treaty
for acceptance by China covering the
conditions upon which Manchuria
would bo restoied, Among them was
that China should seeuie Uiissln in the
permanent enjoyment of certain mark
ed and exclusive commercial advan
tages. To this provision In tho treaty
the United Suites and other couutiles
included In the "open door" agreement
objected. Their objections proved po
tent. The provision was stilcken out.
Ihu now comes tho unpleasant part of
the story, if advices from Washing
ton arc to bo believed.
rtecoutly It was ascertained by tho
Vnlted States and other governments
that Hussia 'hud begun negotiations for
a secret arrangement with China and
that It contained features even moro
objectionable than were In tho open
treaty, giving the Ihisso-Chlnesc bank
practical commercial and tlnauclal con
trol over Manchuria, .Mr. Conger, tho
Vnlted States, minister at Peklu, and
Mr. Tower, the United .States ambassa
dor at St. Petersburg, havo enteied
protests against the secrut arrange
ment. Other notions havo taken sim
ilar notion, Tho outcome of these sec
ond objections Is awaited with Interest.
The protests, it Is said, havo been put
In stronsr language.
In thls'oiinectIou there was printed
recently in tho Now York Sun a letter
from Shanghai, China, which purports
to throw light on Jtussiun methods In
dealing with China. Included In this
coinmu,iilc.atlpn, 'which evidently rama
to tlfjwatoji0ulcjaliy from an oflicial
sourc?5$athe translated text of a
confidential letter written by M, Paul
Lassar, Russian minister at Pekln, to
Yung I.u, (he grand .secretary and
chief advfcer to tho "empress dowager,
Tim .Jpjtter .fell Into Japanese hands,
was printed In u Shanghai newspaper
and (b'CauthenMclty was not subse
quently, denied by either Its alleged
writer" op recipient. Tho letter fol
Iowa; "As!youi- excellency Is, doubtless
await;, tho terrltorlea of our two coun
tries are In touch with each others and
among' the foreign countries Ruusla is
tho nearest neighbor of- China 'from n
geographical point of view. Everything
that affects tho Interests of the one
equally affects those of the other.
"Irtffconsquehee of this, Russia has
Nun t JUJiiitr on
1'jpiT ' ltci'llns
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.15 I .IIh'i
always looked forward to liio day when
China may be pfonpei oils nnd powerful,
unfortunately Iho Boxer dlstuibances
brolte out last year und 'nil tho foreign
powers took advantage of the occasion
to send their hostile armies Into China,
"Though wo tried In vain to refrain
front participating lit tho expedition,
wo labored most strenuously to per
suade the allied forces to evacuate
Pekln as .oon as the legations had been
relieved. Subsequently when the Jap
anese attempted to snatch tho power
of policing tho city of Pekln from the
hands of tho Chinese tutthoillloH, wo
stood obstinately In their way and so
their tiiiiPiisonnbtc attempt was frus
trated, "When all of the allied poweis joined
together In dictating to China the pun
ishment of those Chinese oillcluls who
Weie suspected by them of having
countenanced the Uoxers, wo exerted
every effort to get us many oillclals
exempted fiom punishment as, possible
In order to protect the dignity of your
country. It Is needless to say that it
was entirely duo to our strong and per
sistent opposition that your excellency
wiw not lrJHuded In the list,
"Wo have tried und done everything
In our power to protect tho Interests
of China and it Is for this tlint wo have
corned tho Implacable hatred of all tho
other powers. IT. E., the Into LI Hung
Chang, was a very far-sighted and able
statesman who had always been on
friendly terms with us, because lie
knew that Russia was the only true
filend of China.
"With regard to Manchuria, it Is a
place where the present dynasty has
had Its origin. How can the Chinese
government permit n number of wolves
and tigers to intrude Into this Import
ant province of the Chinese empire?
But wo knew that, unless we stepped
forward, China would be poweiless
against these wolves and tigers.
"We, therefore, made haste In des
patching a strong army southward to
protect this province from being in
vaded by the other powers and our
action In tills matter has had its de
sired effect, for by our stienuous and
prompt efforts peace and order have
been gradually restored throughout
Manchuria, and no foreign power dared
touch the province. Thus tho sov
ereignty of China there has been main
tained. "As general peace has been restored
and the court is about to retun to the
old capital, it appears reasonable that
we should hand back Manchuria to its
proper owner to quiet the minds of
those who are inclined to suspect that
Russia is aiming at absorbing and an
nexing tills important territory. Rut
after euieful consideration, we Und that
It Is not at all opportune for us to do so
"And tho le.ison is obvious; for as
China is newly defeated nnd is saddled
with the burden of an unprecedented
indemnity, it is not within her power
to raise suiTlcieiit furlds to organize
and maintain a" strong army In Man
churia to defend it. Cut unless Man
churia is strongly garrisoned, it is im
possible to prevent the foreign poweis
from casting a greedy eye An the prov
"It is for tills reason Hint r.ussia In
sists on Keeping tills important terri
tory under her nominal control till
China is strong enough to take it back.
If we dlsregaid the welfare of China
and evacuate Manchuria at the pres
ent moment, I am sure that no sooner
have our troops left the place than
those of some other of tho foreign pow
ers will step in nnd make a permanent
occupation. This statement, I hope,
will be a sufficient explanation why we
refuse to give up Manchuria now.
"With reference to the convention as
um'eed upon between the late LI Hung
Chang and us, it is a satisfactory docu
ment in every lespect. But, unfortun
ately, it has been frustrated by that
plenipotentiary's regrettable death. And
those who have been authorized to
take up this important work left ofC
by him, are ignorant of the true politi
cal situation, and misunderstand our
"Instead of consolidating the Indis
pensable relations between China and
her nearest neighbor, Russia, .these
men are seeking the friendship and al
liance of such far dlstnnt countries as
Japan and England. I need hardly say
that your excellency will be at cmj
with me In condemning their stupidity.
hope you will describe tho true
situation to her majesty, the empress
dowager, and persuade her to put the
Muncluirian affair In your hands so
Hint I may negotiate with you alone,
This, In my opinion, Is tho only way to
prevent the province from falling Into
tho hands of a foreign power."
The United States has a good and
growing trade with Manchuria and is
Interested In Manchuria's future both on
Hint account and on general principles.
It Is also Interested In learning how
iiuiuh dependence It can plnco on Rus
sia's word. Wo trust It will find that
There now seems no ciuehtlou that
tho rctornmtlon of Frunlt Jnnies 1ms
been genuine, lie has just secured tin
Injunction to prevent tho reproduction
of Ida life on the sstniro by a ten, twen
ty und thirty theatrical coinpnny.
Chicago people who have been net
Ively engaged In the study of the Ger
man language for muny weeks jiubI are
disgusted to learn that Prince Henry's
speech to the pork packers will bo
made In Kngllah.
It Priiu'o Henry keepn on with the
farewell dinner business bo will bo in
danger of dyspepsia evon before ho gets
within range of tho American chefs.
That Pittston polsonlnt- cuse will
probably bo forgotten by tho clrls be
foro the leu cream season Is formally
And Judgo Pennepacker holds that
thd"'PublIo Opinion" party will do bet
ter to take It out in expressing opin
ions. Judging from rcuorts of the Minis,
terjal alllanco of Halt l.aUo city, the
"law-abiding Mormon" will bear watcli
Ing. Miss Stone's rescuers evidently do
I not nrnnnSA to tnko nnv r-hnnprta iinn
NOTES OF GENERAL INTEREST
BY WALTER J. BALLARD
l:rn:it luntlnif .ldllllc, a iclotm of tins
currency, the purchase or tl'ti lands by
tho films electric flr.d eteam jnllwdjp,
electric lluht lil.mlj. moio plIiooI. tho
rljlit ot .ippe.il in tciluln imip.1 to (he .Supremo
court tt tho United State. $(,000,000 for local
Iniproumjiite In Jtuill.i, wider niamln In timber
cutting; privilege', l tlotcrticr TaftN ictiipltu
lotion of the prc!lii? liecdi o! the Philippine,
"In China, Acrordlti; lo our classification of
profusions, iho totMnj nun ranha higher than
the merchant or lradcin.ui." Minister Wit.
Cripple Cioclc mold piodiicllon for January was
$:,030,eW. The dltilet now produce onclcnth
of the world' entire output. Ill ehatc In 1SD1
wai $.'00,0110, but by lwit It siadiully Increased
Xalal Colony, South Atilca, suffered lint and
lonjr from tho llocr war, but Is rlirhtlns; Itself
ItJ linpoi( for lcot amount to $l:),OW,0(W. ngilntt
$.10,000,000 f0v wo.), ami Its ciporls, ?.' 1,000,000
In the total tonnage of jitiwH and denancee,
Chicago lMnh? fourth nmotiir the principal porli
of tho woild, leading nil but Loudon, Niw York
and Hainbiiii;, The llisme for tho jenr ending
December 31, 11)00 (except in the disc cf Xeiv
Yoik, for which tho lljuu for the flul year
ending June so, 1!H, nic ghcii), are as followa:
Xew Yoik 10,tt!0,2CO
Atitucip 111,373, 172
So far as the United State h concerned, Chi
rapo lead-H all poits except Xcw York in tonnage,
nnd lo.nU even that port In the number of aril
ali mill clearance".
"The rillpliio Is tiltaihcd, first to liU lonn,
worn! to his pio lr.ee and ho N, I think now
foimhiK an attachment for the name of lillpino.
On that nilile of country and on tho Killnlno'
desire for education, 1 base my )iopc in the sue-
ccd ot Mhat lie are dolus in the islands. Our
hope is in the educated clawi. The SJj Ameri
can teachers rcittoreil oier 4" towns are en
K.tsed in teatbtmr the I'illplno teacher-!. One
(treat diirtciilty riicmintcicil U the fact that the
people of tho dllfeient provinces do not under
stand tho lainruajtc one of another. Only live to
scten per cent, t-peal; and write tho Spanish Ian
Kuase. Many of the Aineilraii soldiers have acted
hi teachers of the islander'', and hive pincd ery
successful." Cotcrnor T.ift.
The illmiiliialin; k.ii inditliy is not on 11b
last lefts in this counliy, by any mciiH. The
coimis lcporh show that thrio me 2,IJ csntr.il
clectiic lighting plants with :i capital of $070,
000, and 7)2 establishments iletotcd to the inanu
factum of eras, with a capital of s:.V,771,000,
luiniir,- out a product of Oli,c07,000. Albany
Governor Taft raid in praUc of the natives that
he had neier met .i 1'illpiuo wlu was not a mu
sician, and ho added: "All I'illplno cinwdsiaic
well behaved and polite, and the people aie com
trolls. The 1 illpino alo shows capacity for
skilled labor, but he is ncfrlfcont ot nnchinciy.
I wi-.li it weie tuie that the Tillpino is as inihij.
ti loii3 as is claimed, but he is not. Indeed,
tlieie ale many of them who nilsht secure woik
who do not fce it. 'this condition leads to a
demand foi the bunging' in of Chinese."
Ooicinor Taft ftjled that in the i-d.inds ihire
are about Ti.OfO.OOO acics of land held by pihate
poisons ami that of this, 101,000 anc are owned
OUTLINE STUDIES '
OF HUMAN NATURE
A Story of Lyman T. Gage.
To .i Chicago bank piesklciit, in his inner
oflice, entered one day ,i man with hesitating
step, lie was a wholesale grocer, mpposed by
the tude to be pietty well-to-do, Eavs the Satin
day Evening Po-,t.
"Unlc-s 1 can have iome aid fiom vou, I ara
mined," lie taid. "Vour bank holds my paper
for 10,000, which begins to nnturc ne.t week.
i have bad uio e.tcnsion already and jour
ta-ihicr tells me theie is no use of iipiiljing for
another. I have feen this thing coining, but
hoped till now that 1 could aveit it."
"What aie your aiy;ts?" al.ed the president.
"I liave a stock of goods on hand worth rever.il
times my dibts, but they aie fclow nnd, told
under the hammer, they would not clear inc." lie
diew fiom his pocket an inventory which coi
lcbor.ited his statement.
Tim picMilcnt thought a moment and then
"Vou have alvvav.s been a Mi.iighli'uiwaul nun,
and I am willing to back jou I'or another ex
tension, but efn one condition: If you do not
succeed as you hope, you aie to come to mo be
foie any one cUc nnd tell me of your failuie."
f-eveial weeks later tho intrcliant eutcicd tiie
fame ollice, liagB.iul and foiloiu. "I can keep
up the stiuggh- no longer," .i!d he. "J have not
slept for sl or .seven tiighK I must go to tho
wall, and as I puunUed yon, I am hero to tell
vou ili-st of iny defeat."
"Have the conditions changed any since your
"Xo. I could tell out at cost today and have
a conitoi table nun to the good, Hut I cannot
enduie tho sti.iin. I would lather face bv.ik
niptiy and be done with it."
Tiie bank picshlent lose and put Ids hand on
lii-i -visitor's thoulder, baying; "Go home, and
g to sleep, (let your good nlghl'ii iet Iiere
uftn. I mil going to bland behind you and sja
.vou thioush, if jou will follow my advice,
Wiile to nil jour liiendj in the Jobbing ti ido
and enclose to them a fclicilulc of goods on h.iii'1.
Tell them that jou aie going out of business,
laving iftitlml a time in life when jou fed that
jou ought (o make ,iy for somebody eUe, ,k
tliim, vvlicncvrr they liave an ouler for anytlilnu
in the line of the goods mentioned in j-otir thru
lir, to turn It over to jou, nnd Bay that you
will fill it at 0 or 10 per cent, lesj cost than they
can buy tho fame thing of tho inanufactuiers.
Make ii a tlieeiful letter, and piomUe uio that
j mi will whisper no word to any one ot jour
Tho incrcliimi followed tho advice Implicit)),
Ills credit was i.ived, he icliicd with a mug
little tiiut in bank, and was able to invest his
money fo as to iiisiuo at least a decent subsis
tence fir ids family, To this day Jie diet Mies
tlii- wainicst lenic'iubiancc of Lyman .1. Cage at
n ban), picsldent,
What Became of Theft Fathers,
It Is the M)lng of tblldrrn that make men
wUe, childish piattlo turned te pioill that make
the ikh. In each bwect-tongiied expie.ss'lon thcio
Is a lcon lenrned or an aigument conclujively
settled. This h particularly ttue of two tiny toU
who toddled down tho ticct Innd In baud the
other 1jy. In n few words they ilccided a much
mooted qiiratlnii, and tho-o who believe that tho
human being is a descendant of the monkey nnd
wondir what became of the lialiy coveiimt that
still adonis tho Flinlau (tile, cm now test in
"Say," said the Hist, "o, lod'.s 'ittlu angels,
"Veth," IWped the Fecund, "but we hasn't
dot any featheia on nth like the 'ittle :iiigcl my
niamnn showed mo in a picture book."
"Well, wo had once, don't oojknovvS" returned
the liut, "but Ilod pulled 'cm all out bctoie
llhn H'ut u down heie."
"What for did 1 If nt do that?'1
'&o that we couldn't fly up in the trie when
our momma? wants us to tome in and be
washed." Philadelphia Inqulicr.
Tired of Hearing1 of Col, Andrews,
Colonel A. II. AndicwB, first vivo piesideut cf
the Southern railway, once loaned Ids private car
to (irovtr Cleveland to go on one of his pcilodl
cal duel: hunts, wy.s, the Atlanta Journal. Colonel
Andrews took gieat care to coach Ids poiter to
my "ilr. President" every time ho uddieiscd the
Ilou. drover, and by tho time tho uvpreildcnt
got in the car tho negio had it 'Uwii fine,
"Wall: in, Jlr. Piejldent," wjj his fir.t icnuik.
"liave a seat, Dr. President," wis tha next.
'Winner is served, Jlr. President," was (he
third. " will iliovv jou to your tatcrooin, Mr.
Piosident," followed. "J'hlj H Colonel Andrew.'
lulvato loom, Mr. Preetdent." said the norter.
"fTobody u? tliis room but Colonel Andrew, I
Mr. Prcident," wld tho negro in a ratroniiin
by the Catholla frliw, Of thso 40J.O00 ncre,
2jO,000 are the bcit Umli in the htandi.
Herbert I,. C'romttcll, of Bath, Xlc., lm hi
vented a, telcRiaphle typewriter wliltli, It is
claimed, will revolullonlre the whole telcgiaplilo
idea. It is to rend mcing? upon n typewriter
like machine, which will be rrcouled In it print
ed form on a ilnilbr machine at the reccMns;
Nearly eight million copies of tl.X'penny nocl
wcia sold in Knulond lst year, the circulation
of each book Imlng- raiiRtd from 20,000 to 100,
lhe London llmea repjit., on the authotlly cf
the Press association, that, nt the clone of the
floor war, the IlritMi irovernmcnt will offer
special Induceincnta to facllltuto einlBrolIon on a
largo scale, to South Africa.
"The report of the Philippines civil coiuiuli
sion shows the finances of tho new American pos
sesion to be in Rood condition. In one year, in
spite of largo expenditures for liaibor and road
iniproumonls, the cash balance atallauie lor ap
propriation, has risen from sy,023,S3I I" t"i,10tl,
filS. This Is in Rold, allowlnjr twollbcr dollars
to one gold dollar." London Times.
"lllihop l'al(r thlnki there will be no general
iipitslng; fn China, but he team continual mur
ders as the fruit of i'llnco Tuan's venscancc for
the rejection ot his eon as hclr-apparent, and at
the Instigation of Tung-fnh-slnnjr, who is fifteen
miles to the northward of ling-lo. Twenty
thousand native Christians nnd elshtcen priests
aie thus tndanpered. 'Our Shanghai correspond
ent says that the negotiations with Shcng for
the revision of the commercial ticaly between
great Ilritalu and China are progressing satis
factorily." London Tlme.
English invcslois show their fulfil In the fu
ture of South Africa by subscribing neatly three
times over for tho $13,000,000 Cape ot flood Hope
consolidated three and one-half per cent, stock,
nt a piemtum of 2.00 per cent.
Geunany imported 2,131,200 tons of wheal in
1001, an incicaso of PI0.330 tons our 1900. Her
whole harvest of winter wheat only amounts to
In rjoiclng o;er the seeming by nn Kugllnh
company of two temporary electric lighting ton
tracts in Paris, the London Times signillcantly
sjjs, "English electrical work Is not n.ually en
'Tor the United States the Panama loute, an
nulled at the agreed price, has many advantages
and Eome disadvantages. It is further than the
McaiJgu.i loute fiom the Ameiican ports on
clthir ocian, but it is only forty miles long as
against one hundred and eighty-three miles,
which means twelve hours against thirty-three.
The Nlcaiagua loute has no natural baibors,
while the Panama route has a haibor at either
end, one f which, however, will requite a good
deal of improvement. It is estimated that the
cost of working the Nicaragua canal would be
more than a million and a quarter dollars per
annum pieatcr than that of the Panama loute.
The Panama canal is level with the sea, while
the Nicaiagua canal would involve numerous nnd
r.prnslc locks, for which, however, the lake
would furnish aboundanco of water, but the
Panama sea level involves eiy heavy cutting
and oilier engineering dllilculties of a formidable
kind. Upon the whole, it seems leasonable that
the choice should tuiti, as it has tinned, upon
the prire to be paid for the Pauanri einal as it
stands." London Times.
Schenectady, X. Y., Teb. 11.
Jlr. Cleveland, to humor him perhaps,
"Who In the thunder is Colonel Anditws?"
"Vou don't know Colonel Andicvvs'f" said the
"Xo, who is lici" replied Jlr. Cleveland.
The negro collapsed, and during tho ictnalndci
of the tiip lie let the ex-piesident wait on him
self, us the fact that lie did not know Colonel
Andicvvi tcecmed to be too much for liini.
Horace Greelcjy's Handwriting.
At first sight the handwriting of your Uncle
llouio Greeley was the woiat jou ever paw. It
was not stinlght and it seemed to be made up of
liletogljplu which no man could decipher. Hut if
jou examined it closely jou flnnllj made the ills-coverj-
that tiie same hlcioglj'ph stood for the
same letter each time. You had but to get on to
those peculiar character once and lo! the whole
page was revealed to j'ou. So it happened lint
tho old eompo-itois on the Tilbuno did not to
much fear Jlr. Ciceley's manuscript; they knew
it was conectly spelled and punctuated and that
cveiy wold was written out In full. The chief
enor witli bad penmen is that the)' tlur over
uioir words, forcing mm who pilnts them to
guess at their meaning. 1'ioin this error Mr.
Oieeley was tingularlj- free which is why at
l.-.ist one pi intei in the Tiibuuc olllco was ready
to make an affidavit that Horace Greeley wan't
a veiy bad w liter, barring a few eccentricities,
like tunning his lines up the page and adorning
ins raliur-apliv with blots.
One day Jlr. Greeley leceived a letter from
P.indwkh, Illinois, asking bint to lecture tl.cie,
To It he teplicd as follows:
Xew Yoik, Jfay t.
Dear Sii: I am ovciworhed and growing old.
I shall be 10 next l'cb. U. On tho whole it seems
I must decline to lectuie henceforth, except in
tilts immediate vicinity, if I do nt all. 1 cannot
promise to visit Illinois on that eirand certainly
not now. Youis,
JL II. Castle, i'scp, Sandwich, 111.
Jlr. Castle, with tho old of bandwlcli experts,
deciphered Jlr. Gteeley's letter on the vviong rule
nnd icnlied as follows:
Sandwich, 111., Jlay 12,
lioiace Giccley: Dear Sir Your niceptatico to
loctuto bcfoie ap audience ue.t winter came to
hand this morning. Your penmanship not being
tho plainest, it tool; some time to traslate it, bu:
wo biiccceded; and would say your tlmo Mil of
reluuary," and te-ims, "GO," are entirely satis
faitoij'. As jou suggest, wo may be able to get
jou other engagements In this immediate vicinity,
Youis icspeetfuliy, JI. II. Caslle.
Jlr. Uric'ley'a lejolnder lo this letter was till,
covered lo be emphatic, but it still nivalis a
lllci.il "translation." Utica Obserrer. ,
How Do Maiconi's Signals ComeP
How did Jlaiconl'ri elgnils como acioss fiom
Cornwall to the New f oundl uid shoiesf Theie is
n cm v Ing hill of water and earth crust 110 miles'
high In between. Did the electric waves go over
the hill, or thiough It, or how? That Is tho
ptile the electrical world Is bothering over at
the moment, &onte Gcuitan experiments teem to
Indicate that the waves aru absorbed by water
as they am by metals, Piofeasor rieinlng, cf
London, who has done nn claboiato work on the
sclentiilo side of tho subject, nuts the matter a
lltttlo dllTeiently. His it'oults vfoitld make water
opaque to these electrical waves,, as It Is, hi largo
quantit)-, to light, Kither way, it seems as if the
signals didn't tomo straight through. They went
louiiu tne inn, in llil.s case they must somehow
havo followed tho cmving earth, but how? Tho
ncreptcd idea is that tho vibrations Marconi mei
aro Just long, Invislblo light-waves. And light
goes straight, Ptofessor Fleming thinks tho
waves might bend, or it nuy be, tho upper air,
being highly rarclled, is also opaque to them, like
water, This would foiiu a shell louiul the earth,
In which the signals might travel anywhere.
Would they go clear round? And If they did,
would they stop when they got back to where
they stilted, or keep going round nnd round?
lividently, until they had been absorbed by sub
stances like the metals. Hut what become ot
the wave; then? Do they set up a runout if
oidinary electricity? If that be true, then they
could tiaitsinit power, There was a Kansas pio
lessor named Ulake who had tlilf idea, some jean
ago, He was quite sure tho falls of the Kile
could be made to run London, and Niagara to
turn coin-grlndcra and run mowing machines out
on his native plains. Tho matter of loiig dlstanco
transmission Is. tho great tlictrlcal problem of
the day, and it may be the lleilz waves will
bring Ihu solution. If they should, coal-mines
could shut up shop. Here U a wide field, and
Inasmuch as about every nation In fc'uiope ha4
been ahead ol us in perfecting the vvliclcsi
tclcgraru, this fi acjiinee to even up.T-Harper'n
Dress Fabric for
Every woman is intorostod,
nnd anxious to know what tho
predominating' dress mntciinl
for this season will be. Same
Fashion answers and reiterates.
Silks, Silks, Silks
Silks of every description
will bo worn in preference to all
other fabrics. Plain Silks,Hancy
Silk, Moire Silk, Brocade Silks.
Pre-eminently the silk of the
season will be the beautiful,
soft, clinging foulards. Hero
we have a. pleasant surprise for
you. We will show you the
largest line ever placed upon
our counters; most varied as
sortment of designs in all the
popular fabrics as
PRINTED PEATJ DE SOIE,
PRINTED SATIN BROCHE,
PRINTED SATIN TWILLS,
These are priced
75c, $1.00, $1.25
Come in. floral designs, neat
small figures, wreath stripes,
Broche nnd Persian flsures
Patterns are here in galore.
We invite you to call nnd see
510-012 Lactawanna Avenue.
1902 Sale 1902
Hone3t Shoes for Hoaest
Ladies Dress Shoes,
Miss and Children's School
114-116 Wyoming Ave.
h ! "f1 5 $ i S' $ "2 'i4 i l l9 Z 2 l 2
A ai.'iiJl.AU -f.tl.tU.ti U1M
4. ALL STERLING SIL-
I VER ARTICLES OF
These goods- are all good lie ivy weight,
tucli as we always carry m stock.
Mercereau & Connell.
J 133 Wyoming Avenue,
l !"! ! i J" "J H"i" 'J i l ? J" H"l"
Cor. Sixteenth fit. and Ir a,
American Plan, $3.50 Vet Day and Upwaidi.
European Wan, $1.00 Per Day and Upward
Special llatea to Families,
T. THOMPSON, Prop,
For Business Mou
In tha heart cf the wltolesala
X minutes' walk to Wannmaltorsj
S minutes to bleed Cooper'u Ills
Btore. Unay of access to tho ureut
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InK easy transportation 'to all
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cor. ihu bt. & UNiVKnsrry pi
Only one Block from Uroadivay.
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NEW YORK HOTELS.
We take pleasure in extending a cordial invi
tation to you to visit us in our new store, 129
Wyoming Avenue, which we expect to open
Monday, February 17th,
Should you be interested in new and artistic
home furnishings, you will find it a pleasure to in
spect our assortment of
fall Paper . . . ..
Which we have no hesitation in saying is as
large as you will find in any city ot the East, not
excepting New York.
Our established reputation, for selling the
best the market produces at the very lowest possi
ble prices, will be maintained in our new store.
New building, white front, old location.
1.29 Wyoming Avenue.
S Are You a Lover
Of the Beautiful?
Do you wlah to have pretty rhiRi? We will
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317 Lackawanna ave.
ice mm m
New and Complete
DEALERS IN SOKANTON
Wo carry the greatest assortment
of up-to-dato Ofllco Furniture.
You nro invited to examine our
new lino beforo purchasing;.
121 Washington Avenue.
Pays 3 interest on
savings accounts whether
large or small.
from 7.30 to 8.30.
Successors to Slachlno Business ot
Dickson Manufacturing Co., Scrunton
nnd Wllkes-Barre, Pa.
Stationary Engines, Boilers, Mining
1 net kti a .1
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II ft It Yum ytf
If 1 J irl IS I I 'w
There is as much difference In
Diamonds ns there is in human
faces, nnd 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.
By n recent act ot the legisla
ture, free tuition is now granted
State Normal School
to nil those preparing to teach.
This school maintains courses '
of study for teachers, for those
preparing for college, and for
those studying music.
It will pay to write for particulars. .
Ko other Ecliool offers 6iich euocrior ad- -vontnejes
at euclt low rated. Adclresi
J.P.Wolsli, A. H., Ph. D., Prill, r
ECRANTON COuRESPOHDENCE SCHOOLS
T. J. Foster, President. Klmcr II, Lawall, Ireas;
11. J. Foster, Stanley P. Allen,
Vico President. Secretary.
Atlantic City, N. J.
300 Ocean front rooms. 100 pri
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let. J. II. THOMPSON & CO.
TIIE NEW DISCOVERY
uosterS Forsytti J
203-32I remi Avcuuo.