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THIS SGRANTON TilIBUNEr-I1ltlJMl' 'APRIL 4, 1002.
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TUB KI.AT RATH l'Olt AMTUTIMMI.
'I In- fplkmlnir luble fhowv. (lie price ! li"li
ritli.lnicitloti, mio lo lie mud within wu "'
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ratio I ,r, I .i"i i Is .
loi r.mU of tlunU. Iriulullflli-) of umtolflK
mid lmllar lontllbullon-. III tin Imtiui' nt ad
Vcrlli-jnn The Tilbuhe ih.iI.im thaigc of ." icht-i
ftjtM -if-Ol.ivlM(d Aihri'Mus fmiiMieil on
SCllANTOX, APItIL, I, VJ02.
The anomaly presented In u poor
board partly appointive throuRh fail
ure of proper machinery for election,
and partly elective Is one which should
be brought prominently to the atten
tion of the next lef-lslnluie. It is the
only power which can unsnarl the
.HUM, the standpoint of prac
tical politics tilde is S-.0H1C-thliiR
aiuushiK in the ineffcel-
Ive but unfailing: zeal with
which a few newspapers opposed to the
dominance of party stalwnrtlsm in thu
Kepubliean orffanizatinu in tills state
keep up, day after day, tho monotonous
chant that John V. ICIklu, if nominated
for Rovcrnor of iVimxylvanla, cannot
If there weie danger of this piedlc
tlon coining true, we should see evi
dences of fear amoiiR the Republican
war-horses throughout the common
wealth. Men who make a practice of
politics do not a.s a. inle tie up with
enthusiasm lo a hopeless or even a haz
ardous candidacy. Yet everywhere
that the Issue has been raised, whether
at popular primaries or til conventions
under the delegate system, representing
usually the guiding will of some more
than oullnarlly nbttite and successful
local leader, the candidacy of Mr. Klk
in lias been espoused, not peifunctorily
nor as a sign of ill-concealed manipu
lation, but with the most unmis
takeable and genuine enthusiasm.
There has not been a candi
dacy within the memory of the
pieseut generation more thoroughly re
flective of the cordial approval and
earnest co-operation of the party's
bono and sinew. II. has been so popu
lar and mi well aided in every part of
the state by men of influence and char
acter that the most zealous ondeavois
of its few opponents to arrest its pro
gress or to ettect discord within the
lines of its piomoler.s have failed most
In the light of tills fact, which is
so manifest that nobody who does not
want to be blind to it can fail to see It,
the dismal chorus of tho small group ot
tiouble-forecasters falls to gain seil
ous attention and Is instead viewed as
one of the humors of the campaign.
Theie is only .one way by which the
election of John P. Klkln could be en
dangered. That is by the pre-ananged
fusion of his piofessedly Republican
opponents and the Democracy. We de
cline to believe, though this were at
tempted, that it would succeed. AVe
incline to believe that It will not be
attempted. We predict that the choice
of the inajuilty before and in the con
vention will bo thu majoiity's choice
at tile polls,
Theodore Roosevelt's fianclilse lux
law has Just lmen pronounced constitu
tional by the New York Hupieme court.
It Is a victory nune slgnllleani than
that at Ban Juan.
Mr. Powderly 's Object Lesson.
LH1Q UUTIRICMKXT of T. V.
Powderly front thu commis
sioner genetalshlp of Immi
gration recalls a rather
unique Incident which took place re
cently during: the hearings befoio the
Semite committee on Immigration on
tho tpendtng Chinese exclusion bill,
llenny Hull thus describes It In a letter
to tfye PltsbuigTjnies, Kx-Secretary
of Sfate J,ohu, Ay. Foster appealed for
the (typoi'il'iit's of tho bill, unit made a
very eloquent plea for, thu Chinese
"nieet'lmnt,. whom ho said weru re
hpecfttblo .persons, and lellned, hlgh
clas. gen'tioinen who could 'not possi
bly eoiuefytojconipotltlo'n with Ameil
eun luboM ,'They were, Mr, Foster ul
legedj persecuted and Ill-treated by the
immigration bureau ofliciuls, and ho
exhibited n complaint made to thu
ueairy'aVu'urliuent through tho state
department by Minister Yu, which
complaint, , he said, never received
proper njpj)ilon and consideration.
Wfton Mr, "Foster wua through, Sen
atorjPenrb'se'ehuirnuin of tho commit
tee, fsKcd' Commissioner Powderly.who
was "preswV whether ho desired to say
nnytblng.on tho matter. Tho commls
Blonsr sal thut ho egretted that .Mln
lstcrVnsUnd not seen lit to present
throibirtlr. Foster thu bureau's reply,
Which denied spcclllcally and cutegojl
rullyevcry rftdlemeul' mudu In the com
plulnj; and the jiurtlcular cuhu re
ferreU to, and upon which so much
stress had been laid, had been fpuijd
to b without a scintilla of truth to
"Now, with leeurd to these Chinese
lnerchallts,, said Mr. PoivjierJy, "who
ro ifjleeeil to be so lellned anijl intel
ligent iiJats?ot;pedjfl5V uuflTCvho are
being bojjurstily 1J-e'lteili;bytlie linml
Bratlpn (fnireajji, IS liavetwo of them
show them to the committee as specl-
tnenB of ttio class which gives Us bo
, Senator Fairbanks, ot 'milium, Hiked
thai they bo bi-oiiRht in, and Mr, I'nw
tlorltf hml ushered into the coiuinlttce
room two Chlimmcn who hud been ar
rested In WushliiRton tin; nlsht before
for havliiB lllemtlly entered the United
StatCR. They were two ot the nio.nl dis
reputable lookliiB persons Imaginable,
one ot them bolus Visibly unvoted with
it lonlhsotuu illseupc. Yet both were
Chlneso "meicliituts," They hud been
HimiKKlcil over the lino at Portal, N.
!,, and hud got its far us Washington
before they were arrested. "This Is an
object lesson," said Mr. Powderly lo
the senatois, and they seemed lo think
It a very Rood one, although Sir. Foster
grew very excited and protested UKtiltiHt
such "Hpeetiu.'Uliir" proeeedlnKi uit the
jmrt of thu commissioner Renentl ot Im
nilgnilloii. The thoroughness with wh'leh Mr.
Powderly has done his duty lit the
ofllco fiom which he has been removed
establishes u standard from which his
successor will not dare to depart.
Rulhbunu'.s friends arc not helping
his causo by trying to discredit Charles
Kmory Smith, Mr. Smith was deceived
In llathbone, but he had plenty of dis
IK IU3PUllIiICAN "steering
comnilltoo" of the senate, an
unofilclal body of leading
senators who decide among
themselves upon the order in which
pending legislative measures shall be
taken up for consideration, a kind of
Informal committee on rules, so to
speak, has decided that action upon the
Isthmian canal shall bo postponed until
the short session of the present con
gress. Priority is to be given to tho
Philippine civil government bill, the
Cuban reciprocity bill, the river and
harbor bill and various routine meas
ures, more than sufficient in number to
occupy the remaining days of the pres
ent session, Jl Is even predicted by
some that the entire canal question will
go over until the next congress. This
Is the view held by the Washington cor
respondent ot' the Xew York Tribune,
who witles lo his paper:
"In the meantime the question as to
routes will be hi ought squarely before
the people in tile congress campaign
soon to open, and It will be presented
to the voters in all Its phases. Then,
when the Fifty-eighth congress assem
bles the members of both houses will
know definitely what the people want,
and will also get additional light on the
matter through new surveys and in
vestigations of both the Panama and
Nicaragua routes, which will piobubly
be made by order of this congiess. At
the same time the negotiations between
tills government and Colombia, to en
able the French Panama Canal com
pany to giant a clear title for its prop
erty to the United States will be pushed
to completion, and thus the whole canal
question will be presented in a fuller
and more satisfactory light."
AVe cannot say that this prediction
surprises us. AVe have doubted from
tho first that anything more than nomi
nal action would come from the pres
ent congress. In view of the success
Willi which railroad Influences have
checkmated canal progress In the past,
It is easy to believe that many heads
now young and fresh will have become
.-ere aim souer oeiore mere will he a
channel bisecting the isthmus suffi
ciently wide, deep and durable to admit
the passage of ocean-going ships. Tills
is unfortunate, for the country and for
the Republican party. AVhen tho latter
goes before the voteis with a record of
further postponements of tills vital sub
ject, it is quite possible that the voters
may ask why and wherefore; and it will
lax the ingenuity of the Republican
party oracles to supply a satisfactory
The senators coiApilsing the Republi
can, "steering committee" aie men of
years, experience and discretion; they
ought, therefore, to know what they uio
doing and to have good reasons for
doing it. Presumably they do and have.
lint we think o are within permissible
bounds In saying that the temper of
the people Is one of rising Impatience
at delay in this matter; and that It
seems likely that inure votes will be lost
by delay than by early and decisive
action. At the very least, authoiity
should be conferred upon the president
to proceed with necessary prellnilnuiios
while congiess is In recess.
After several months af lotnl mw
maltlne the National Huso ll.ill leiiRiio
has patched up its dilTercnccH, re
ndopted the old lilies, which have novcr
been properly enforced, und In now once
more ready for the public's good money.
Wo veniin-o to say that It will lie dis
appointed In the amount that It gels
In view of tho fact that no two sclen
11110 experts appear to bo ublo to asree
as to whether tho use of boiuclu acid In
"t-inbalmlnis" dressed moats Is or Is not
injuilous to eonbiunei'H. tliu safest plan
is thu best plan, and that Is to take no
chances. At tho current prices, n,u
moats might to bo fresh.
Ten of tho cloven Wheellnc," council
men v"ho, It s aliened, wanted $"0,000
for it street rnilwuy franchise bave been
Indicted by tho grand Jury. It Is notice
able that thu investigation of this mat
ter was not sought to bo put on tlio
shoulders of the mayor..
The iepoi'1 that .Canadian surveyois
have beeen tnmpetiiiL- with the bound
ary stones alone; the Alaskan frontier
peed not be believed until It Is proved;
and ui don't liuaglnu that It wll be
Now that all hands have had their
sny in reference to the Dr, Swallow
case, a detent respect for the commit
of inunklnd should dlctato n Ions peilod
Miles ami Schley uio billed for
speeches before the national good roads
convention inChailottesville, Va. Thus
tho inerry i-uiupulgn goes on.
If theie Is to be a department of eom
inerre und labor, with representation in
the eublnt't, there should eertalnly bo a
buieau of Insurtince.
OF OUR FOREIGN TRADE
i:TW:i:.V July 1, IWIl, nrd Kelimary 2S.
ltih, 211 il,i, i,iul, during ulildi pcilnl
tte epoileil .r",IH)0,000 wollli nf timmt
luilliicd nnnd. or oler M.UOO.OOi) 11 dnv.
.Sutul.ij-1 .Hid Ii.)lldny4 Included. In Hie rimi)
pciloil of 180(1 (l.ii l)emoir.itle ,(eJi), tte f.nly
nlilppeil !lll,UO0,0il, or, tie.iler onlc tftinfluii u
Uciiiiniy botialit of m In Unit, about SJ.SOO,.
Ooo iiioip tliui iii 1!ki, lliouftti liei-)lotiil import
tteic SH,riU0,oml 1(. We bought of lirr ."ID,.
HKi.mw lm, A f.ir in we mo eoueerned llin
net lesiitl ii ti:,,M,wn mine In our f.oor than
It win in lyiKi,
(lieiit lliltulii IjoiiIiI uf m in fml, (U per (cut.
of (lie tthent (die iureliieili W) per real, of the
me.it; 1", per lent, of the kiuIik, other th.ui
wheat. She pild oul 11 total of $15,000,000 for
food MnflA, of wkkli wo got V.(M,00l),oiX), or ncai.
Tho Ameile.iu (.line tinde wllh Mexico ilni'liiR
the l.il fbe )eiM In- deelnpeil in h phenomenal
manned and indeed if nuy lie ilonhted whethjr
the impoifeu li.nc unr Idea of die evtent of the
hinlncs-i, The old .Mcdtan sljlc and foim of
hoo l rabidly ill,ippcarlni-, and Ihe Alucilenii
nitlcle I (.iking- iN plJro nt mole comforlahlc
for the feet and more durahle. The nluo of
the sliori impelled fiom all t onutiics In tho
last fli'.il j ear, 1P00-190I, Is staled In the nw
loin's ledum at MflM'f- Bold, of which cer
tainly 1)5 per tent. U Ameilcan. The two Ametl
lean banks h.ue pio'pcied and declared dbl
ilcinl. Two Trtit companies opcncil their doors
In Mexltn City looldiiK for business which they
will lendily Imd If they liae Ihe netesuiy capb
lal. Meslco boiiKhl ",SS7 Ions of tnke ill Haiti
mine l.i.-l month for ie in Hie vaiious lnlnlnsf
d.iiit. Mclciiii .louiiial of Coiniiicite,
"The American liu.ilun of which we lead
ami 1 ear to much is (he host thing luitlir the
tm for us In L'uropu. We need nwnkenini we
need the lillo ideas and Ihe lliclcn riicray of
Ihe Ameilcan. Xutliing tan sleep when the
Ameilcan is bustlliift about and Ihe Miitnolcnt
woild imi-t nib lis eyes and awake at the touch
ot Ihls new slant of Uio wct." (Sir Henry Irv
The Stockholm .louiiial TiiliiiiiKon slates that
the I'nlted .States Slci-1 cuipoiatlou lias bought
nearly all the shares of the (lelllv.uc Oie com
pany at the iioiiiiii.iI -value of i,000,000 kionon,
ami that the tnwt will take ocr thn working of
the Ninth SncdMi lulncs net autumn,
Itelfat I.inen M.nnifaclurer.s' askoclatton aualn
lepmN that Ihp I'niteil States is its heol eu'to
incr. Sales tu the Wc-t Indies .md the Souih
Aiueiic.m icpiihlics ho- a lai'KU falling on,
owing lo Ihe low- piiee of cigars and tobacco.
The Ameiitan Tobacco company mean to have
the Kngll'h tiade if they pay the entile piotlK
mid .i further oi e million ilollais -eaily for four
.o.iis lo get il.
"Thu United States K far ahead of am- lln
lopeau counliy in the building of battleships, and
Us Ideas aie moie advanced." (Colonel Tdi-i-.ii;oi.-ki,
of the IttKsiau navy.)
OF HUMAN NATURE
How He Got an Umbrella.
A (fund .lU'ime mcrclianl cut cud bis i-toie
llu- other day with an umbrella in his band
and, .sitting down on the neatest .stool, bunt
into a loir of liugliter in iepone to queries
;i to tin- chancier of the jol.c the meivhint
.-.lid attei a few minuter of hilatity:
"Will, jou know-, when I -t.n ted out in (he
lain f had no mubrcll.i. I woirlcd along the
aumie and .icrn-s the pontoc n, debating wlietli
er 1 hliuuliln't ine.-t, but was drlcii-d by the
thought that f alieady hair- three uiiibiellas
Kicking aioui.d tomew hero. When I got oier on
lii-l Water street 1 -pied n man I iiipstuncil
lo lie ,Pick Wil-on. I don't bclie-e jou know
Dick, but lie is an old fiiend of mine. The
man t thought, to lie Pick was canjing a line
-ilk uinbiella. It'.- mine, now," he added fond
1,. a- he gazed on I In- w-oik of arc he held
in his hand.
"As soon as I ,siw- Ihe man f ine-oiued to
bo Pick I was o mcrjo-ed that i in-lied on
liiui fiom the icar and, Mapping liiiu haul on
the back, exclaimed: 'Look lieie, old man, giie
me thai iiuibiclla!'
"The man turned and, tc niy amaement, I
ili-coeied that lie wis not Pick, hut -ome
nui t had ne'er .seer, hemic. I was toieud with
cotifu-ioti and wa- about to apologize, when 1
nh-.ciu'd that lie was even moie confuted than
t, lie ha-tily closed the umbrella and -nosed
IL Into mi- baud Willi Ihe lrliurk:
" 'I -I beg jour -i.udou; I didn't know- it
was join-,' and -anMied aiound the ininei,
leailug me s-taudhig Willi opcn-niouthed a-tnii-Miinenl."
Alter the mnbiii-t of menliuiut from the
n-v.tmlil(il cleiks had siibs'deil, llio lneichiut
"Well, l'o gol a line, ne iniiluella anj'vay
and they .-.iy the -eiond thief I- the b(-t own
er." .Milwaukee Sentinel.
Get mans Take a Shy at American
line of the M-tilur ofllcei- of the impi-ilil
yacht Hoheiiollein is cujojing the elloith cf
-onio of his (oiniadcs to acipiiie Aiiieiicui slang,
and he tells of the le-ulK
"Von- ,," said the ollker, "was entcilaliied
by an (iitlunia-llc Aineiii.ni, who empha,Ucs
his uinnks wllh the o.pic-.-ion, 'tty the audi
of Itonie,' and giie.- vent In eutl.iisi.isui with the
exclamation, '(iieat ("ae-ni'.-. glio-t,' 'Ihe -oung
otlicei, with an nnpcilecl compic-betlon of Ihig-ll-h.
In oka out at the waid-iooiu ines the other
-wnlug with "(!io-.,c KaUei'f. goal,' and befoio
we could detennine wliclliei' Von was
committing li-e ni.ij---.i-- or not, ho exclaimed,
'I'y ihr giiln of nun.'
"The Ming. 'Coon, toon,' would liai'dl.i be iee
oguled in tlie deep gutteial efloils of one cf
Ihe olticein, who laboicd to tit into the -J ncci
paled melody 'Schwai-iu.iini, Siliwauman.'
"The cxpiea-Iuu, 'she's a pe.uli,' M-emed lu
stiike one xoung otlitcr. xvlni at Uio Hint op
poitunlly de.-ciibed a jouug woman as Vln i'i
lei,' iiiucli In the iunueiiient of tho-e who
wuo better acmialuted with Amiilcan sling."
Xew ml. I'o.-t.
Her Little Prayer.
(iniiliollci.elcct lMuuil -M. (iiout luld a
pietty Utile CliiMmas toiy .i few rta- ugo.
He Mid, lb..t a Utile gill udative of Ins was
Mllug her gianduiother on Thank-gMiig day.
Alieady tlio child li.ul begun lo biieeulato on
what Sint.i n.ms was tu bilng lier al LIuUl-
mas time d as clilldien c-pcclally gill-.
will do, when the) aie. at the home of an in
dulgent hloiui, hu began to riumuaae through
cbucU and diawcit,
Ju the coupe of her iniektigatlon nhe came
upon a biaud'licw- while niiitf, It was Ihe eiy
(lilug flic had wanted, und nhu knew that Santa
I'lauV chief puicliaslng agent giaiiihna had oh
1 lined il for her, Taxed with il, giaudma ad
mitted ihe truth, "nut," elm slid, "uii )imt
foiget all about il until Llui-tina diy,"
'that night as 1ie was being put lo led thn
child UolonUhed her mother lo adding this tu
her evening piajci ;
"l'leaw, Ood, make nu foigil all about Hie
little while mull Santa Chin U lo luing,'
.New Vulk Time.
What He Would Have Done.
A blimt, licailly built man iu,linl noilh
along eighteenth (iccL and bailed an Olho
itiret eai, which had just begun to noe west
fioui thu l.lghleeulli htreet closing. The con
ductor paid no attention to tho gectlculatioiu
and Hies of the bclatcil ludliUliial, The latter
liiihed ihroujli thu mud after Ihe car, beailu
a heavy iilc, but woa uii.AIe to oveitako tho
ear, Anseied at Die conductor's rclutal to wait
for him, tho almost bieathless man loaicd;
"P - ou, if 1 weie aboard that car 1,'d
nial.o jou stop for mo." Tho bjitandeis huglu-d
guaidedly, while (he belated one, uncouv.'loui cf
his bull, leaned agjimt an electric light pole to
catch liU hieath and the liet cur, St. l.onli
Mr. Ohoate's Kepavtee.
It has for a long time been Ihe tuslcm fur
liwjcu who found their ptewlug as?ii on tho
foot of tho docket cf the New York county
couit lo talea a change of venue lo Vetthctp
county. Theie la a tiaditton of not very lemotg
origin In tin c-lfect that our pictcnt aiub.ia
dor to Ike court of St, Jjiiu'3 took 4 cjc vp
1'nince bought of Us In lOOti eooiU l,t lli
alue of !Xt,000,tlOOp and -old lo is 10,000,000,
leaving tho lialaliu' iI7,wiX),0C0 In our favor, We
Mood second on her 111 of rniuilrle' "he buys
fiom. Our 5.les lo her arc Increasing and Mir
purchases falling oh",
"Olir efforts will be roi.flnrit to Amerlea for
the lint few- years. Our whole rapacity nt pie.
tut Is U.xed by the home demand." The foie
going ttjtemilil by one of Ihe ofllccrs of the
National Hlxuilt company, could bo dupllented
In most other lines of Indiisliy, fully epl tilling
the icason lnereaed home demand for Ihe
(.light falling .olT In our export. ,
Commerce between the United Stales and Chile
has mateilally Increased dining the quarter ended
December .'If. Large "hlpmcnt- ot Anieilciiu
lumber have bceeu lecelved nt the port of Vat
paralHo, laige contracts for coal have beeen i-e-
euied by American llitus, trade In Ameilcan pa
per has gicatly Increased, and oideis for larlous
other goods h.no been placed with United Stale
housed. The picsent outlook for trade between
the two icptibllcrt is mote favorable than nt any
time in rceent year-.
We Bill! lead Ihe world in exports, our flgiuvs
for eight months being (JlK;,000,000. flieal Hilt
nln comes next, with "flit ,000,000.
Our Philippines bunch told abroad In tho
nine month' ending September SO, W01, SjtlO.OOO,
000, against .18,0iH,00i) m. (10 KM period of
WOO. Six per cent. inue.ne In nine lnontlis,
equal lo 8 per cent., for Lie jear, Is not bad
for an Insufficiently Mocked beslnnor. The
Impoits Increased fiom fjl7,000,000 to 21,O0O,00O,
of which we sent $1,500,000,
During lliOt the total foielgn trade of no-.ton
baibor was 107,000,000, of wliUh $131,000,000
consisted of cxpoits.
There being no dlicct line of tiansporlatlon
between (liecian and American polls, not more
than one-fifth of the imports fiom the United
States are (1 edited to our country. 1'iobably,
one-fourth lo one-thlid of what aie teimcd im
polls fiom Cicnnany aie ically American gooods
Imported by German merchants and reshipped
fo (Ireecc as Oennaii article.-." Consul Daniel
i:. XlcUlnlcy of Athens.
"e lead this year in Hipplylng Creccee -.'Ith
pctioleuin, agiitultural inachlneiy. hewing ma
chines, pumps, windmills, codtlsh, cotton, iall
way coaches, ice machines, tjpcw-ritci-, kodaks
and supplies, and oatmeal.
Our I'orto Itlcan brancli lias a foreign tour ot
Us own. Comparing June to December of 1D00,
with the same months of 1101, the results are:
Coffee '7,577 fl , l,S,Sa
Tobacco 171,014 17!,07.J
Wo take all the sugar the island piodiicc.
A Flushing sjnnicate will Ueelop l.j,(XXl acres
of soft, coal land iceently ch-covcied lu Jlexteo.
We peiineate tho woild,
Walter .1. Ballaul.
Scheneciady, X. V., April :.'.
there, and, ,it to happened, bad for an opponent
a Weattlioitrr attorney, "this man. In hl
i-pecch befoio the juiy, leferred (.ucaslically to
"my learned fiiend m famed for his Chester
Ill lepljing, says the Xew- Yolk Times, Jlr.
Choate lefened to the jibe something in this
fashion: "1 cannot lepudialo the compliment
of the counsel for the other side when he ie
feus to my Cliesteifleldian utliinlty, for it conies
from one no less celebrated for Wc-tehe-tei-tieldian
A Guarded. Answer.
Theie .lie many caulious ktile-inen in both
blanches of congic, but a slory told by .ludgo
Culbeison, father of the piesent onator from
Texas, fliows a degiee of lesorvc .eldoiu, if ever,
equaled, sajs Ihe Washington coiie-pondent of
Ihe Phlladelplila Xoith American.
One of Judge Culbcison's coiistituleuts had
wageied dial lie could gel a dcllnke and decided
iopinlou from tho old man, a piopcttion 1,0 1111-
iihciy mat ic cie.ueei no nine cxeitemencMii ine
Texas town in which the Judge le-ddod. 11 bad
been btlpuklled that the bet should lie decided
ill fiont of .1 lively .stable, vheie Judge f'ul-ber-on
likid to tpend some of his lelsuie I10111-.
A ciowd collected, and a-i they dUtu-sed the
state of the weather and the londitlon ot the
ciops a licvvly-ihcaied Hoik of sheep was diiven
"Judge," said the man who made thu wager,
"tho-e sheep have been sheaied, Inven't th"yS"
"It looks, like il on tills side," leplled the
Good Reason for Keeping- a "Dog.
A piomlnent dog faniier and wealthy man
of Philadelphia stepped into .1 gioceiy lie- other
night and accident illy .stumbled over .1 fat old
tierinati, who wa- .sitting in .1 toinir enioLing
Undci tlie chair was (lie mo-t leiniik.ilile tpe
clmen of .1 dog that (lie gentleman hid ever
been. It had tiie jppearauce of 11 pug, with
lough icel hair and a long tail. If was impos
sible to K',l-t laughing at the placid old man
'and ills nondescript dog.
"What kind of a dog U lli.it?" asked the
"I don't know," replied the (leiiuan.
"f fiippo-e jou u-f I1I111 foi liiintiug?"
"Is lie good fur nii'llilngt"
"Then why do .voti value I1I111 au!"
"llecaii'e he likes me," ald the old filluvv,
Mill luiiling at Ids pipe," Philadelphia "l'ie-.
Not So Necessary as He Thought.
H wai the late Henry PKslou'.s habit fo make
pciiodU.il toms of in-poct ion thiotigh Ids mw
facloiy. On one uf the,e louuds of luvestlga
lion, suddenly halting wltli hi.- manage r .near .1
long line of workmen, anil dlicctlug his atleu
lion to one uf the number, Im said .ibiuntly;
"Po jou we over theieV" calling Ihe
emplovi- by name, "I want him discharged!"
'I lie manager lenionsliated with liiiu: "Wliy,
that man is tho 1110M skillful machinist on cur
pavioll! I Ihinlc .uu aie making a gieit mis
take, Jlr. DUMon."
"I know-," said .Mr. PUlun, "hl-i niechinl
1.1I skill is not in question, but tlie man has
boasted in a publiu place that llany lU,tou
cannot inn this factoiy without his bulus,
ami when any employe of ininu lias that estimate
of his capabilities us to tliii.k 110 111.111 1.111 fill
his plate, his u-i'fuhu'ss- here is at an t int. I
Insist upon his dismissal." Philadelphia Tiinra.
It Didn't Sound Conventional.
lit-, (,'eoige O, I.oiimer of the MaelUon avenue
DaplUt chuirh, Xew orl, when visiting Phila
delphia H'ccntly, told thla stoiy:
"It Is queer what a liking young students have
for long wolds anil Latin quotations, and wliat
a clic.nl possesses them of appearing conventlonil.
1 ouci! knew .1 piomUliig candidate who was
given ehaigo of .1 fuueial In the ab.eiiec nf tlie
pastor of tho chinch. lie knew it was cuMomiiy
foi the minister to biuiounee alter tlie seinnii
that thooo who wUhed should tep up to view
the lenulns, but bo Ihought. this was, too hack
nevcil u pluase, and be said iiiotrad;
' "Tho cougifgallon will now pass around Ihe
bier,' "-Philadelphia Times.
Beat He Could Think Of,
In 0110 ot Ihe Philadelphia colleges a piofcssjr
of (hemUtiy asked a student:
"Suppose ,1011 weo 1 ailed lo a patient v.bo
had swallowed a heavy do.se of oxalic acid, what
would jou admlnisterf"'
flic student lo width the question was ad
dressed Is piepailng for tlio ministry and takes
theiulstry because it i, obllgatoiy.
"i would administer tho saeiaiuint," ho ie
The feminine View,
A little girl u.lied her mothei if theie weiu any
men In heaven,
".Mamma," she tild, "I never uw a plcluic of
an angel wllh u beaitl or nioastache; do men
ever go to licavcut"
"Oh jcd!" Kplled ler inotlicr, "Jfcn go to
heaven, but It's alvvajk a close shave foe- a 1.1211
to get ln."-l'lilladi-lnliU Tunes.
'i 4V '
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EPIDEMIC AMONG BIBDS.
1'ioin Ihe Indianapolis News,
It h slated that (lining tliu pj-4 oi.i-on an
epidemic Ii.h prevailed anions the muiics of tliu
I'libllol Udands, and Unit the blnU, which inn
found tlaic in iiat number, iavo pel Mini by
tli.Hii.inil-., 'Hie lliot Intimation nf dUean'i was
(Im pieenie nf ItlnU about Ihe village of M.
Paul, tloso In khoie, sn weak that thev 'vein
leadlly taken by Ihe rhlldicu. l,:iler, dead
blid.i vvaihrd alioie in such rimibi'is Hut '111
weie (.ouiilcd in 130 ,vui(b, wliilu sleameij fiom
ct. Jllchicl-) lepoited palng lluoiigli laigo
iiuutltics uf dead blldi.
1'ioin (lie l.itllih Medical Journal,
IHnliig the mci'squlli) sea,on it is piailically
li!ipo!blc lo puutlcc tho violin, ninco no sooner
h (lie bow ihavvii ucio$4 the btilniii than tlio
pels t'.itlici' lonnd In ilouiU. While, liovvevci',
ihe violin U laid under a luu for thU leamu,
tuili ii not tlio case villi the piano, at uny lute,
to an-thin,; like tlie tamo client, for the uote-i
of thu latter luttiuinciit do not appear to be
,i) uttiailhe to niosipiiloci an do thoic of the
A LIBERAL OFFER.
I'luiu the Cleveland i'luiu Dealer,
I'arl ts tho only city which -uIiuiiIom tlie riU
on a large cale. It has now oftcu-d il.WO for
tho Uit sjinpliony or opeia sent lu biforo He
cember 1, 1KU, and -r'.miO moie will be glviu
for llu iH-iIcimur.ic.
The Greatest of All
OVER $8000 SPECIAL REWARDS
The Scranton Tribune wilt open on May 5 Us third great
Kducational Contest. Like the others, which proved 30 profit'
able to the contestants during the past two years, this will be open
to young people, not only of Scranton. but throughout Lacka
wanna and other counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, There
are olTered as Special Rewards to those who secure the largest
number of points,
in some of the leading educational institutions in the country.
The list so far arranged is as follows : , .(
THIS YEAR'S SCHOLARSHIPS.
2 Scholarships in Syracuse University, at $43 each. .. .9 864
Scholarship in Washington
Scholarshin in Williamsnort
Scholarship in Dickinson Collegiate Preparatory
School ' 750
Scholarship in Newton Colleglftte Institute 720
Scholarship in Keystone Academy 600
Scholarship in Brown College Preparatory School . . . 600
Scholarship In the School of the Lackawanna 400
Scholarship in Wilkes-Barre Institute 276
Scholarship in Cotuit Cottage
4 Scholarships in Hardenhergh School of Music and Art
5 Scholarships in International Correspondence Schools,
average value $57 each
3 Scholarships in Scranton Business College at $75 each
2 Scholarships in Lackawanna Business College, at
2 Scholarships in Scranton Conservatory of Music, at
It is expected that several other important scholarships will be
added to this list before the opening day, and these will be an
nounced as fast as agreements are reached.
Each contestant failing to secure one of the scholarships as a
special reward will receive ten per cent, of all the money he or she
secures for The Tribune during the contest.
S Special Honor Prizes.
A new feature is to be added this year. Special honor prizes
will be given to those securing the largest number of points
each month. Just what the prizes will be are to be announced
later, but they will consist of valuable and useful presents, such as
watches, books, etc.
The best explanation of the plan of The Tribune's Educational
Contest will be found in the rules, which are here given:
The special lewaiili will be given to tlie,
peioii securing tlie l.ugcL number of
Points will bo ciciUUd fo coiilisUntx se
curing new Mib'culji'is to 'i'lie Sdcnilon
Tiibune .is follows:
One monlh'-t .ubccilption .') 1
'J'lnee months' Milwmptiun... 1.23 !
SiK nioutliV Mib.Hliption 2.MI l
One j-cai-'s ub-.criplion 3.00 VI
The conle-tfjnt ivitli tlie lii;;lie-t number
ot points will be Kiven a ihoiLO from tlio
IM of apodal icttjiuS; the cmilesUnt with'
the tccoint hlghet number of points will
be given a tliolco of the remalnins ie
vv.iru, and f-o on lluougli the li.-t.
Tlie contestant who seeuies tlie liii-host
number of point-, during any calendar
month of the .outct will rcroive a special
honor lewjid. this rcwaul being entiicly
Those desiring to enter the Contest should send in their
names at once, and they will be the first to receive the book of
instructions and canvasser's outfit when the contest opens onMay 5.
All questions concerning the plan will be cheerfully answered.
Address all communications to
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Under Management of Frltnds
Offers a wide range of elective studies within the four courses
that lead to degrees in ARTS, SCIENCE, LETTERS AND
ENGINEERING. Swarthmore College has extensive campus;
beautiful situation and surroundings; superior sanitary conditions;
adequate libraries, laboratories, shops, etc. It provides for sound
and liberal scholarship and intelligent physical culture while it at
tends to the needs of individual students. Catalogues on applica
tion to the President.
THE NEW DISCOVERY
253-327 Pcuii Aveiliio,
School for Boys 1700
Dickinson Seminary . . . 780
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independent of the ultimate disposition of
Kacli contestant falling to kecure a spe
cial lew-aid will be given 10 per cent, of all
money lie or .-.ho turns in.
All biibsciiptions must be paid in advance.
Only, now subserlbois will be lounted.
Renewal- by pcr-ons wlio..-e names are al
ready on our subMiiptiou list will not be
credited. The Tiltnine will investigate each
subscription .mil if foui rl irregular In any
way icscrvc? the right to reject it.
Xo tiair-fcrs can be made alter rrcdit
lias once, been given.
All subscription-, and the cash lo pay lor
them must be banded in at The Tribune of
fice williin the week in which they aie te
emed, so that paper can be tent to the
subsciiberi at once.
Subsciiptions iuu-4 be written on blank,
which can be seemed ac The Tiibune office,
or will be sent by mall.
Scranton Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
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Do You Want
a Good Education ?
.Vut a ilioit roiue, nor an --y roui-e,
nor a clicjp coiiii-e, but llio best education
to Imi had. No other education Is worth
epeinliiii; limn and money on. If )on do,
wiltc lor a t'alalosue ul
which 0IU1S UioioiirIi pieparallou in tho
Ru-incciln; and t.'hcinlcai Trofclon- at well
a the iienlai College com ten.
SCRANTON COBRESPONDENCE S0H00L3
T. J. Folr, r--i!cleDt. Elmer H. Uwll, ftHt.
B. i. Foittr, Stinky p, Allen,
Vict Preildent. Ikcrettr;
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