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THE SCHANTON TIlIBUNE-WJJDiNESDAlf, APRIL 2, 1902.
tMinlMied Dally, r.rccpl Smutiiy. hy Tlin Tillf
line I'uhlMilnir Company, lit Hlty CVnta ilomn.
MVY P. niCIIAHI). IMIlor.
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New York Ofllce: 160 Xaw.".i St.
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Polo ABfiit for Koicltin Athcrlhlnit.
Knlcrcd at 'tlie PoUomci at Peranum, IM., a
Second CIjm MjUMflltcr.
When space will permit, The
Tribune Is nlways gltul to print
short letters from Its friends beav
1 lng on current topics, but Its rule is
that these must be signed, for pub
lication, by the writer's real name;
and the condition precedent to ac
ceptance is that all contributions
shall be subject to editorial revision.
'rut: rr.vr ii.vn: ron Aiivi:imiNti.
The (ollnuhw Uliti vliow 1 lie price per IhlIi
rntti liwitloti, i.mcc to lw mini within uiie.uui:
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Tor fiiut of Hunks tiiilntluii4 ot lomlolciue,
nrnl slnill.li conlilliutlons in llie n.iluii- of-ml
U'ltlslnB 'flip Trllnmc m.lU'-i .1 iliuijc ot .i cents
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lUles of ( j.llril Ailu-i'Mnir fuiliMicil on
SCIIANTO.V, Ai'llll, - 1W2.
Tomorrow eveniiiB's concert tit the new
Armory, im-iinjsi'il ns it benefit for the
Home for tlie Kileiulless, promlces to be
n nutslrtil event of Htieh Importance tlutt
nil who love kwh' imuhIi iih picsented by
artists of International renown should
eertulnly attonil. Moreover, If there bo
those who do not cate for good music,
but who appitelnte what the Home
means to the unfortunates whom it
sheltetn and to the mmierou.i agencies
of benevolence which It promotes, they,
also, should attend, as a token of good
will. Once hihlde the armory, the music
will soak Into their souls and do them
Kood in spile ol themselves.
William McKlnley Vindicated.
T1IK FACT that in 1001 our Im
ports were ?."U,O00,Oi'O jti eat
er und our exports $12,000,
D00 les than in the year 1'JOU
nas evoked a considerable discussion
of the prospects of our foreign com
merce, particularly with reference to
whether our exporters have not
reached pi city close to the limit of the
foreign trade available under existing
An inquiry into this matter which
tarries weight Is made In the Popular
Science Monthly by Frederic Emory,
Jhlef of the bureau of foreign com
merce in the state department ut
Washington. Mr. ICmory recognizes
clearly that a decline of $ 10,000,000 in
exports of inamifactmes, such as look
place last year In comparison Willi
the year in e ions, warrants the belief
that temporarily, at least, the much
talked of "American invasion" has en
countered a set back. Hut he is not
discouraged thereby. "Whatever the
symptoms of it fulling off in our sales
abroad, the causes," lie writes, "are
not to be found lij any decline in uur
industrial efllciency or In a. more
strenuous competition on the part of
TCurope. It Is evident, however, that
if we would again attain the rate or
progress of a year ago and keep it
against all comers, we must avail our
selves of something more than our in
digenous resources. As yet we cannot
be said to have made full use of our
powers. It must not be forgotten that
our sudden and surprising success in
invading ICurope with manufactured
tfonds was due, not to systematic and
concerted elfni-l on our part, but to the
need of finding outlets lor surplus prod
act and the unlooked for recognition
by Kuropean purehaserr, of the superi
ority of many articles of American
manufacture. To a very great extent
mr goods June hold themselves in the
Kuropean markets and that, too, In
the face of high tariffs, of the hostility
of industrial Interests, and of a very
general indisposition on the part of
our manufacturers to adapt their
styles, patterns, etc., to the tastes or
prejudices of foreign consumers."
From tills (puliation It is easy to in
fer how Mr, Kinory proposes that our
foreign business may bo developed.
"The establishment of sample ware
houses and aggies at important
trade centers; the employment of com
mercial travelers i onversant with the
language, customs, trade usages of
'particular countries; the development
of udeiiuute b'liig and transporta
tion facilities; th, adoption of proper
methods of packing; tlto offering of
more liberal credits these," Mr. Urn
ory is convinced, "are sumo of the con
, dltlpns of the full utilization of our
opportunities in foreign markets. if
to these wo add provision for it larger
volume or exchange with countries
wlilcli'tfrii greater or lews extent, are
now e.Wudell'fruni. our markets, the
. real strength of our competitive pow
ers will bo developed."
Ill other words, William McKlnley's
farewell endorsement ot reciprocity as
the necessary complement of protec
tion must Uu considered und followed
In preference to' the selfish clamor of
special Interest, The truth of this will
' grow with the passing years.
aenorul Miles undoubtedly believed
that the, Filipino war should have been
characterized by u pyroteclinlu finish.
The Case of Rathbone,
NOBODY will think the worse
ot Mark Hanna for stand
.: Jug by Kstes a. ttuthbone,
the convicted embezzler of
Cuban postal funds, In adversity as
well asln prosperity, rtuthbono was
, UanmiTunan and Ifuuna evidently be
lieved thoroughly In his Integrity. Tho
ileh retlblbod in Hanua which prompts
y him to gird on his armor for a fight In
his friend's behalf at the time when,
most of all, that friend needs help is
a popular article not nearly us plentj
' ful as It should be,
Thu pffort to secure a thorough re
lew of the evidence, upon which Rath
bone was convicted is creditable and
prompted by a wise regard for Justice.
'4'he trlaj of these alleged postal em
bezleitook place in a far country;
"i nt the evidence got Into the
newspapers, and while every court la
supposed to be fair und- square until
found out to lie otherwise, so long as
there Is a possibility that complete
Justice was denied to these American
defendants t will be In order for their
f fiends and the ofllelttls nl Washing
ton to keep the ease open. ,
A'e confess., that we are not much
Impressed by sotnu of the methods by
which some nl' Jlathbone's alleged
friends ate trying to manufacture
sympathy for lilm. Kspeelully fishy Is
the assertion cmauatluir from their
corner In the effect that Itnthbone Wits
the victim or a conspiracy plotted by
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Oenerat
Urlstow with a view to discrediting
the former llrst assistant postmaster
general, 1'oiry Heath, the Immediate
sponsor for Xeely, Kecves and Itath
hone. Theie Is absolutely no evidence
of such a conspiracy. The likelier
supposition would bo that General
Hrlstow Is feeling the effects ot ti con
spiracy to punish hlni for hewing so
fearlessly to the line of duty when he
went to Cuba to uncover the truth
coiuerulng the postnl Irregularities.
This, however, 1ms no bearing on the
propriety ot the demand for a thor
ough review of the proceedings ot the
Cuban court. Such a review, having
been asked for, should bo made by thu
American department of justice. Once
made, it would end the matter.
The lecent confession of the young
Scrauton man, who held himself up, will
doubtless fall like a damp fabric upon
the ever active critics who contend that
the city administration should distrib
ute the small police force In a way that
would furnish a body-guard for every
man who ventures on the street after
The Philippine BUI.
-pllK DILL reported Monday to
me seiiuiu y .ur, iuugc iur
the elyll government of the
Philippine islands is an in
teresting document wot thy of public
scrutiny. Confessedly temporary, its
provisions nevertheless go far In liberal
tieatmeiit of native Interests and dis
prove effectually the leul or pretended
feais of those who have argued that
Ameii'can Mivereignty means native en
slavement. The ill st clauses of the bill give the
sanction of congiess to the existing
government, but modifies that govern
ment to the extent of requiring con
firmation by the senate for the appoint
ment of members of the commission
and of the principal civil officers of
the Philippines, and puts the appoint
ment of the judges of the higher courts
in the hands of the president instead of
in those of the commission, as is now
the case. The bill also provides that
as soon us general and complete peace
shall have been established, a. census vt
the people of the Philippine islands
shall be taken, containing all the infor
mation iiei.e.s.sary to enabl congress to
establish Intelligently a permanent
popular reptesentutive government for
all thn Islands. The Philippine com
mission is authorized to provide as rap
idly as possible additional provincial
and municipal governments of the same
character without waiting for further
legislation from congress. The bill con
veys to the present government of the
islands the public properly transferred
under the treaty with Spain to the
The bill provides that the commission
shall piepare the draft of a law for
regulating the disposition of the public;
lands, which is to be submitted to
congress for Its uctlon.and In the mean
time authority is given the commission
to grant title to actual occupants of
land which belonged to the crown ot
Spain and now belongs to the United
States. The commission is also permit
ted to leute public lands for a term of
five yeais, pending the preparation of
a final law regulating the sale and dis
position of the public lands of the
Islands. The importance of these
provisions Is emphasized In the leport
of Senator Iodge which calls attention
to the tact that of the estimated 72,000,
000 acres of land In the Philippines only
5,000,000 acres are now in private own
cishlp. Of the 07,000,000 acres of public
land nearly one-half are believed to be
susceptible of cultivation, Tho section
relating to lands provides for Issuing
temporary licenses to cut timber but
denies the right to dispose ot timber
lands. Coming to the question of the
git at tiacts held by the monastic or
ders under the exercise of the right ot
eminent domain the Philippine govern
ment Is authorized to acquire these
lands by condemnation proceedings and
pay for them by Issuing bonds paying
nj per cent.' Interest In gold or Us
equivalent In Philippine currency. Oc
cupants und actual settlers are to have
preference in put chasing the lauds
from the government.
Franchises are safeguarded by a
provision that in the cases wheie they
uffeet the public service charges are
to be regulated, books are to be In
spected and payment Into thu insular
treasury of a reasonable percentage of
gross or net earnings Is to bo exacted.
Capital, In other words, Is to be wel
comed to enter the Islands and develop
their resources, but carefully devised
precautions are to be taken against Im
The coinage of an American Filipino
dollar, wllh subsidiary silver pieces, Is
provided for and in defense or it the
report says that It would bo a, very
dangerous experiment to attempt to al
ter the silver standard now existing In
tho Islands which had existed there for
centuries, The- bllver standard has
therefore been realllrmed and provision
made for the coinage of u bullion dollar
which will bo legal tender In the
Islands. I5y bearing the United Stutes
as well as Philippine symbols, Us cir
culation will, In the committee's opin
ion, be made easy, not only In the
Islands, but throughout tho Orient,
where, It Is thought, Its superior mint
age will displace the Mexican dollar
mid, like the llrltlsh Uombuy dollar,
enter largely Into Chinese trade, there
by doing much to promote American
Interests In that great market.
If this Is Imperialism, make the must
The Santiago Domingo revolution has
apparently advanced to proportions be.
yond the contiol of the dog-catcher,
.Kr-?- TKC 'KMagias
SUBSTANTIAL PROOF THAT
COMMt'MTY i,f Inleresl h lliu foundation
stono of lepnblknii Rovntmient mini?
tlie Monl republican in hi liroaikr cnp
-piotcdlim to iminiifatturlnir Inilusttlcs:
ciimIos luimmiuity ul Itileron betnrcn tlnplojcr
(mil rmplnje. I'nniiimhlty of Interest between
c.ipllnl nrnl labor mearn buy f.iclorlM, no
strll.e. pio-pcrwis bunking ami other flmiucliil
limlliitlniu. welMllloil l.inlers, pood elothcn, nil
tlie (umfuiM of life, iiioie mil! better equipped
school, mi titerllowliii; lullonat 'trramry, rooi!
I'Killt nbininl, li.ippy home, propermn mer
chimin, foMxr motti;.iKe, rccehlni? Inleiet on
deposits int.lrnu of pujlnir Intercut on lonin, nrnl
better ih.liico for self-mltuie.
Ciul shipments ner the Ptnm.tllnliU liiic
e.i't of I'ilUbiirir, utul the Krle, from January
I tu il.ite. in i S,0iJ,i)7H toll", nsulnst 7,031,701
torn fev tPe mine pciloil of hist cu
He.iilliifr hillio.nl statement for relmmry khoq
.in lnueae of flj'.UOO, nfter allowing for ull
thaw. Kile showed ij.l0,00ii net Incicise.
Only :i.',0,000 ton of the iiirient j ear's South
em piiiiliietloa lemnlin to be nullified.
ft Is cvpccUil thai the pltc iron production of
this country thin ear will cuccil thnt of (heat
Ililln In ami (teimauy combined. II is no won
dev thill Km ope gnsps In aniiieiiient at tho in
iliistil.il iltclopmcnl of llr" t'nlteil Htnte.
A ".IrnrJr Ariieilcaii company nimoiinees tint It
lll buy at once UI.OOO steel can and 200 loco
mother to iiuouiutodate Its Increased tiarlli'.
No bounds nic -ol on the Industrial cpannlon of
So rie.it Is our bade pio-.pcrlly under ltepub
llcan policies;, that in spite of the lorn irop
filhuc. thu Atchison railway shows rioss earn
ItiK of 10,0.) 1,900 for the eight months ending
I'ebnuiy, nil Increase of ifl,i2j,Ki. Ot this in
ci ease in iiio-s, ?J,S8,t)il U increase In net.
I'he net earnings per mile for t'ebruaiy, liKM,
was ijjtu, iigainsl ijl:i:i for 11)01.
"Airieilcan capltaliMs me pioposluK to I each
lis how lo construct and manage electrical ull
ttaj't, and American and fierinau njnillcates ami
companies aic obtaining oidcra for all kinds of
other clectilc.il enterpiisni at home and In our
colonic and dependencies. jn cotton nunnfjf
tilling, again, we are almost atationnry. It is
quite true lliat w? are under a great natural
OF HUMAN NATURE
Would Have to Make It.
The lite William 1). Ganifon, for many years
picsideiit of the Hotel Jlcn'rf association, was
pioprlelor of one of our big up-town hotels. His
employes wcie taught lules of tho stiictcst econ
omy. The oeizealous suboidluato often c.iuieil
the matter of economy to tlie cxtieme.
A sweeper one day asked Joe, tho head porter,
for a big of sandib-t with which lo coier the
icy .sidewalk. Joe had been with Mr. Gariison
tnentj-llie yeais and his eleventh cominandni"nt
enjoined economy. .
"sawdust, is it, ,o' wants" quelled Joe, ids
little ejes blinking wi-ely.
"Yes, sor, saudibt to sprinkle on the walk.
Two man an' 11 girl aie atther falilu' already,
sor, on' the whole place is n glare of ice"
"Well, mc boy, jou'ie .1 pile of wood In the
jard, haven't io'r"
"An' Ihue's a buik and a big saw theie, I
"Well, then, I'll giie e no money for saw
dut. -May the dull inn away with jo'r buy
none. Off with jo'r coat, loll up yo'r sleeves,
an' go out in the back ,aid and nvike jo'r own
j-awiiu-t." New Yoik 'lime.-..
Wanted the Devil to Take Her.
Aunt Louisa was veiling TWUh's liumnia ami
in her absence punished Teddy, aged five, for a
misdemeanor. Not long after she discovered
Teddy at Ids mamma's desk, up to his lust
Joint' in ink, and wilting a letter. Watching Id's
movements she saw him take the letter down
into the jaid, dig u hole, bury the letter, and
stamp 011 it as emphatically as his fat little
feet would permit. After lie had disappeared in
the dhection of the stables, where hl-s aunt
knew the new puppies, would claim his atten
tion for a season, she limried down to the im
promptu postottice and abstracted the mail. The
letter she found mi as follows:
"Pleas mm up and get Aunt Lou and take
liei uvvav. She is wicked. 1 lute, her.
ew Yolk limes.
VMipii Dr. Watson (lau Maclaien) was lut
in this coiiutiy on 11 lectuie tour a female ad
niiicr a-ked him to giant her the pleasuie of
healing htm speak in the Scotch dialect.
"With pIcMiie," said the genial doctoi, "only
at tlie same time joii must let ine pieach .1 ser
mon. One hot summei's day, jiht when the
shadow aie the lougo-t, down a countiy lane in
the Interior of Scotland 1 saw a tiny maiden
faiily staggeilii;,' miller the too great weight of
.1 biawny boy wbuiu she was carrying in her
.urns, l' stopped her, mid with solieiliidc in
"'And Is not the little laddie- too hlvvy in
the for the wie lalc.''
"Tnu gieit big blue ees looked wondeiiiicut
Into mine, and llie answer came:
"'lie's not bivvy, sn! He's 1111 lirilher.'"
New Yolk Tiniis.
Through Other Spectacles.
Some vny good stoiles mo told of the Impro
slou made upon those who attend for the llrst
time the -vciy high chinch Episcopalian service,
with Its el.ihoi.ito 1ltu.1l and its etiaoidlnaiy
1111isit.1l features, u t tho Chinch ot fit. Mny
the Vllgln. rJ lie leply of a veiy pioinliicut
Catholic pilcst, wlieu asked by the filend wlio
had taken him tlu'io how he liked the service,
"Well, u ally, I piefcr the simple ritual of my
own iliurih," is a, eiurcnt tloiy at the ilulis.
liven inoie aiuu,ing was the loiuinent ot Mie
eldeily Seotihwomaii vvhosn (datives said to her,
as tiny wen leaving after the service:
"Well, Aunt Janet, did joii enjoy tho sei
vice?" "A' wcel," slid Janet, In re-pone, "It's
vena inlciui-tln, but what a w'y to spend the
Sabb.ithl" Sew Yoik Times.
Long Island PeeullarlUei.
The ila,s In geography in one of tho llioolljn
schools was being cN'Jiulned ihe olher diy when
the te.iihct akid:
"What arc some of the ualuial prculiiritlea of
Long Island 1"
The pupils indulged In some heavy thinking,
but none icapoiuicd. Suddenly a lat boy with
11 icil face, who hid been shilling uneasily about
in his seal, uieivcd an institution.
"I know," he exclaimed, raising his hand,
"Well, whal .lie ilie.it" encouraged the
"Why," ald the fat bo,i, with 1 triumphant
look around, "oil the south oldo )ou sec the
sea, and on the north side you hear the Mound."
lie was moved up to thu head of the ilj'j en
geiiei.il pilnilpli."-New Yoik Times.
secietaiy of the Ticj.-nuy Leslie W, Shaw was
akcd by 11 lOiMitucnl fiom the west the other
clay if he had gotten lulu the haiuess el?
"Well, jes," duwlci! tho scuctary, "I'm in
tho harness all right, Iml I'm not suie et
whether I want to uo the hreeihlng or the 1 ol
lar," Sew Yik Times.
Apiopus of I'lliito llem.v lueakfasting Willi
Mis. Ogdeu illll.', it vta. told at a club tho oth
er ily that ut jii Lugllth dinner white Ameri
cans have so ofleii been bantered until they re
lumed u telling shot, Mis. Mills' (win sUter
was slightly auuojcd by a laitloj wonuu who
undeitook to bauttr her and said:
"I take it for gunted that ou have no coatv
ot UIIU3 in lour new couutiy."
"Of louiee no Aiiiiiicaii family could have
ono imlcj it was bonoued from Knclljh an
cestiy," lejilleJ the former Anicihun.
"l'or instance, lu your family uuy especial
cause for pilde over jour gruudfathcrt" pei-sht
cd tills paitdulaily tattler female tad.
Then Mr. CaieiidL'li-lleutlmk opened up and
illsaihntiigc 111 our competition In repaid to cot
ton wlllt the manufacturer both ot llointmy and
of the Soulheiii blates of America. We hao to
import the raw m.iteilnl fiom great distance',
while the mills of Iloiuhay and the .Southern
Slates uru close lo the Holds whole the cotton Is
pionu. It Is said, on the olher hand, that tho
climate of I..incillillc is much more fatniablo to
the piodtictlon ot the but kind of cotton jam
und cotton clolli than that cither ot the South
ern Slates or of llonibay. If It be m, It is u
linlui.il advantage on our side which, to romo
cMciil, at all el nit", N a fict-off to the great
liatmal udtnntages which the lo inut.iUurcu of
llombay and the Southern American Stales po"
mss." London HlalM.
.1olin A. Slcwail, picsliknt of the t'nlteil
Wales Trust company! "To my mind the ftcn
end commercial iml llnamlal situation Is essen
tially healthy. Indeed, it would teem that that
goes without; faying, for on nil ddes ale pie
bellied unmistakable eUdcnccA of the wondeiful
wealth and piospeilty of the country. As for
the suggested possibility of a money gqnecrc nt
this time, that () veritable nonscne. 1 do not
see bow or why raits should go nboie pie'cut
ruling tlRiuen." Itepuhllcaiitsm pay.
1'ro.spceta for American foal in fiance.
'I lie llrst eaigo of United States coal ever ie
1 idled nt Itochelle Is now being unloaded nt the
ki'ln.ot Lu l'alllee. This Is the Put installment
on a conliact for scleral thousand tons, and is
to be mod by locomotives. The cargo, after its
long oyage, wat found to be in good condi
tion, containing, it is estimated, from foity to
fifty l.er cent, of lumps. Atcordlngly, the Im
pression made by it nrc ery forable. The
trials nf thin coal, which aic not yet completed,
arc Riving splendid results ami promise to be
satisfactory in every way. This lot of coal Mas
Mid to the French purchasers by an important
bouse at Cardiff, the transaction being greatly
facilitated by exceptionally low freight rates."
George If. Jackson, Consul, La Itochelle.
ltepubllciiii policies and American yklll and
eneigy, the encouragement and hope of human
ity, produce these good lesiillf. Republicanism
Walter J. Ballard.
Schenectady, N. V Ami! 1.
replied calmly as possible under the circum
stances: "Not much, perhaps! only that my
giandfatlicr on my mother's side received Bur
goyneV sword when he surrendered at Saratoga,
and my grandfather on my fathei's side received
tlie sword of t'omwallis at VorMovvn." New
THAT PECKVIXLE FIRE.
IMitoi of The Tiibune.
Sir: I notice jour lecent editoiial on the
Fcckvillc dl-aster intimates a possible lack of
facilities for controlling the flic fiend in the
borough. The intimation is well founded. I
was very early on tlie scene of the fire Thurs
day morning, and when tlie Odd Fellows' build
ing got abi.i?c. Lien if the water had been at
Its hU-liejt pressure, it is exceedingly debatable
if, with the hose appliances available hole and
fiom rontig-uous hose companies, life building
could have been saved to any extent.
What we need here is a flie engine, fully
equipped; tvo ot them would be better stilt
and possibly it lias dawned on the mindd of the
merchants, piopeity liolden and people general
ly that 1111 outlay sufficient to provide this pro
teetion would have saved them 0110 hundred
thousand dollars in this one fire. Whatever else
this Hie may haie done, it has burned this
(uilh tluough at least a lew cianiiinis that ale
noted for their substantiality.
In legard to the eflorts of the local fiienicn,
ne hud the usual spectacle of howleis and heroes,
with the heroes, I believe, in the majority, for
some of the howlers are not uieie narade fire
I fighter but the genuine article in the most
dangerous service. I watched these men
throughout their long but hopeless stiuggle, ul
ways in peril, taking; every chance against them
selves, and never flinching a moment, until they
were carried away absolutely exhausted. Honor
to whom honor is due. If the water company
had given them half a chance, they would have
conquered the fire fiend in less than one hour,
without any assistance from outside, and before
tho Odd rcllovis' building became a mas of
A Moid in regard to iucendiaiism and the
water company. It any of the people outside of
IVckvillo imagire tliat tho local indignation
centered itself on the supposed inecndiaiy, they
aie indulging a ahi imagination. The indigna
tion is about equally divided between the sup
posed incendiary and the water company, and,
with this dlffeienco tho incendiaiy is as jet a
supposition, but the delinquency, if not crimi
nality of the water companj- is a certain and
ghastly fact, I watched the nozzles of the hoe
company for liouis, with tho glim and disgusting
spectacle of a dribble, never more than twelve
feet high, and sometimes not even six. Theie
SCRANTON'5 LEADING FURNITURE STORE.
Once a Customer
This is one of the secrets in attaining business
success that we have always kept before us. Qual
ity has been the first consideration at all times.
The customer who does not find the goods
they have bought coming up to their expectations
will always be dissatisfied, no matter how low the
pricepaid may have been.
When the goods purchased however were
better than was expected and more than size up to
the promises made by the salesmen, then you have
made a life long customer.
In purchasing our stock we have never bought
a dollar's worth of goods that we did not honestly
believe, when sold, would add more satisfied cus
tomers to our trade.
Curtains, Wall Paper
129 Wyoming- Avenue,
ii.5, SrfjfclhiM toiijL Afagto(wB J-v-'i.t.
was not, by aclual test, most of the time, II nl
alt, force enough in the stream to bical; a rom
mon pane of glass. Talk, of course, Is (heap,
but t heard ten times more of Ij itching (he
water company thin of any supposed liuendlaiy,
and, with a lirge measure ot Justice. If some
thug it responsible for the niln of ten thoiiMiiit
dollars' worth of property, llie waler company la
responsible for the destruction of a hundred
thousand dollars' worth.
Such Is the general sentiment beie, and tlie
people outside might as well known It,
lVtkvlIlc, Mstn.li '..
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SAME OLD STOEY.
Xow with bii'tle and commotion wn are pick"
lug with tho notion th.il we'll lliu It lo
the ocean, tor 11 summer on tho beach,
And In rest and reciculloil w Imagine, with
I'liillon, we will lliul lecuperatloit nrnl glow
poilly as it pen hi
Hut nl.iJt for our ambition! We am broiuht
to ircDKiiltlon of our lu.trilal position when
we'10 leaily for tho nnim
And nur wife leuiaiks: "Why. Chully. whit
about Mamie, me and Mcllyi" It's the
same old tale, by golly! l'apa's got to slay
at home! ll.iltlmoK; News,
Spring and Summer Oxford and Boots that con
tent the mind and comfort the feet.
Men's "Always" Busy Oxfords, $3.00
Ladies' "Melba" Oxfords, $2.50.
Lewis & Reil.y,
114-116 Wyoming Avenue.
Office Desks and
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DEALERS IN SCRANTON
We carry tlie greatest assortment
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You are invited to examine our
new line before purchasing.
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proved so profitable to the contestants during the past
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ed as Special Rewards to those who secure the largest
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THIS YEAR'S SCHOLARSHIPS.
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3 Scholarships in Syracuse University, at $432 each 864
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3 Scholarships in Lackawanna Business College, at 885 each. . 170
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