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THE SCHAJSTOiN TMIJiUWAJ-MOiNDAV, APRIL 21, '1902.
Mr. GrisGom Sails New Mercer Is
Formed ' In the Interest
o? the Public.
Ee States That There Ib No Political
Significance In the Deal, but That
the Object of the Combination Is
to Give Better Trans-Atlantic Ser
vice at a Decreased Cost A System
of Sally Departures of Steamships
from New York Among the Fea
tures of the New Service.
fly Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pros.
Philadelphia, April L'O.t'lemcnt A.
Griscom, president oC the International
Navigation company, one of the tlvo
trans-Atlantic steumshlp companies
which have been merged under the di
rection of J. Picrpont Morgan, today
talked freely concerning the consolida
tion, Its purposes and probable effects.
Mr. Clrlsconi said that lie was unnblu
to apeak definitely rewarding the tlniin
clal plan, as that was a matter for
the consideration of Mr. Morgan and
his partners, which will, perhaps, be
decided upon within the next two
weeks. In any event, Mr. Urlscom
said, the consolidated companies would
probably be In opeiatlun under the
now conditions within u few months.
So far as the negotiations regarding
the merger are concerned, they have
been completed. Agreements for a
controlling interest In each of the var
ious lines have been secured and all
that now remains to bo accomplished
Is the organization of the holding or
parent company. This matter Is now
In the hands of J, P. Morgan & Co. and
It Is possible, though by no means
certain, that tho International Naviga
tion company, whose chartered powers
ore very broad, will bo made the par
ent company. The question now under
consideration is tho desirability of this
plan as against the organization of an
entirely new company to control the
operations of tho combined steamship
The published statements as to the
financial basis of tho combine, Mr.
Griscom said, were entirely speculative,
as that detail had not as yet been com
pleted. "The capitalization of the consoli
dated companies," said Mr. Griscom,
will be in the neighborhood of WOO.000.
000, which sum about represents the
property absorbed. "Working capital,
of course, will be provided, and tho
profits and reserve fund should en
able us to build the necessary addi
tions to our fleets. "While control of
the company will be held in this coun
try, it will be a strictly international
organization, fostering the various
companies Included in tho consolida
tion, preserving their autonomy and
respecting their national and local sur
roundings. "The object of the combination," con
tinued Mr. Griscom, "is to try to give
better trans-Atlantic service at a de
creased cost. Heretofore, the trade has
been extravagantly conducted, and we
propose to operate more Intelligently
In the future. "We expect, in time, to
inaugurate a system of dally depar
tures from New York, an innovation
that is a real necessity.
No Political Significance.
"There is no political significance In
this deal. The negotiations have cover
ed a period of many years and I was
Interested In the plan as far back as
ISSt. The passage of the ship subsidy
bill would have but one effect so fat
as the new enterprise Is concerned. It
would enable us to sail ships now build
ing and hereafter built under the
American flag on an equal footing with
the ships of other countries. The pub
lished statements that the ship subsidy
bill would enable us to sail our foreign
vessels upder the stars and stripes
are not correct, as the bill specifical
ly states that only American built ships
can benefit by Its provisions and. fur
thermore, such a course, If possible, is
contrary to the whole scheme.
"We have existing only four small
vessels that might benefit by the pas
sage of this" bill, and they are on the
Paul lie. "While In the coastwlbe trade
In which they are now engaged, the
provisions of the bill would not apply to
them. After our present mall contract
expires the four American trans-Atlan-tlc
liners of the International Naviga
tion company are eligible fur ,t new
contract either under the present pos
tal law or under any new act that
might be passed by congress."
Mr. Griscom denied the published
statement that Liverpool would be
abandoned ns a passenger pnit. lie
said that question had not hewn dlr
"Nvery port," he said, "will ho de
veloped along the lines to which each
port Is best adapted. We will establish
an economic and sensible management."
Mr, Griscom said It was possible tho
company would carry Its own insur
ance, "The consolidation," deelaied Mr.
Srlscom, will result In better transatlantic-
service, steadier and inore unl
,'orm rates, a just distribution of traf
lo over all American and Canadian sea
ports, Increased lines on the Pacific and
lervlces to South America as trulllo
may be found to justify them, Having
lines between Great Urlttiin and Aus
tralia and New Zealand, and Intimate
connections with the Vav East, Ameri
can manufacturers will be able to dis
tribute their products on through bills
of lading and avoid the expense of
trans-shipments which they now Incur,
"The products of he farm will be
hipped from the seaport most conven
ient to the point of production, In
a word, It Is Intended to i educe trans
portation churges as far as possible to
every one; to Improve facilities, and
the company expects to make Its In
creased profits over the conditions of
tho past from economical management.
"To what extent these new services
Will be conducted by steamships built
In this country and sailing under the
American flag depends upon congress."
DEATHS OF A DAY.
j Exelusiic Wire from The AioiUted llw.
Baltimore, April 20,-ciurlci lliir.lull. mill.
Jty Mercury of Ciciicwl Itobert ):. Us durlnj;
the C'hll war, ami tut iiuiiy ywr one of the tod
eta oi I lie rMllmore li.ir, illeil ot n'toptoxy fit lili
liimie here Ute lal tiltjlit. Colonel MirMiitll vm
Wti Uttol-ri M, 1830, nt Wiurcntcii, V. lie
1 (lie only tuemher ol (leticral r,ee' ttafl vliu
teonipanlcil'lilnl nt I lie diinemlrr nt Alipomiltoi,
nd Ilic teiim of mmemlot were limited ly liltn.
FRANK It. STOCKTON DEAD.
The Well Known. Writer Succumbs
Py Mtettuhe Wire fiom The Aswlnled PrcM.
Washington, April 20. Mr. Prank It,
Stockton, tho well-known novelist, died
here this morning. The cause of Mr.
Stockton's death was paralysis, Imme
diately resulting from hemorrhage In
he brnln. lie wns a gite'sf at the ban
quet, held Wednesdny night, of the
National Academy dl Sciences, when
he was taken suddenly and myster
iously III. The aliment did not at that
time appear to be serious, and for a
While the sufferer seemed to be Im
proving, but a change for tho worse
came thhi morning and denth occurred
at It o'clock, Uy his bedside when the
end came were his wife, who was Miss
TutUe', of Virginia, and her sister. He
was 68 years of age. The body will bo
taken to Philadelphia for Interment,
No further funeral arrangements have
been made as yet.
Mr. Stockton had spent the past win
ter In New Vork, and had done very
little literary work, preferring to rest.
After n visit of nearly a month to At
lantic City, he came to Washington, so
that he might attend tho banqtteL of
tho scientists, Intending then to go to
his beautiful home in Churlestown, W.
Mr. Sto kton wai a Philadelphia!! by
birth; In eaily life ho was an engraver
and draughtsman, but soon abandoned
this occupation for Journalism. Many
years ago, however, he retired wholly
from newspaper work and devoted
himself to literature. His reputation
as a story writer was world wide.
WEEK IN CONGRESS
Work in Prospect Before the Senate
and House Philippine Bill
and Other Measures.
By Kxeliisiie Wire from The Associated Vrtet.
Washington, April 20. The early part
of the coming week In the house of
representatives will be devoted to rou
tine business, with a prosepct that
some Important general legislation may
he taken up during the latter part of
the week. Tomorrow will be devoted
to District of Columbia business, Tues
doy to war claims and Wednesday to
the oleomargarine bill, i which was
amended by the senate. During the re
maining days of the week, It is prac
tically settled that the anti-anarchy
bill of Chairman Hay, of the judiciary
committee, will bo considered. The
measure Is much more stringent than
the anarchist bill passed by the senate.
Plans also are on foot for considering
the omnibus public building bill dur
ing the latter days of the week. This
measure has not yet been reported
from tho house committee on public
buildings and grounds, but it probably
will be completed early next week, so
that it can be taken up later In the
week. Heyond this, no exact pro
gramme has been arranged. Two ap
propriation bills, tho agricultural and
naval bills, ate about ready and may
be brought in at any time, ant the
military academy appropriation bill is
on the calendar.
The senate will begin the week by
taking: up the river and harbor appro
priation bill tomorrow, and when that
measure Is disposed of will resume
consideration of the Philippine govern
ment bill. It Is not expected that much
time will bo required to get the river
and harbor bill through the senate, as
it is generally approved by senators.
Senator Frye, chairman of the commit
tee on commerce, who has charge of
the bill, today expressed the opinion
that there would be no debate on tho
bill and that It would pass as soon as
It could be read. It Is now understood
that Senator Kawlins, senior Demo
cratic member of the senate committee
on the Philippines, shall lead off in the
speechinoklng In opposition to the
Philippine 1)111, to be followed by other
members of the committee and other
Democratic senators. The opinion is
expressed that the bill will be before
the senate for at least three weeks.
Mine Workers in Vicinity of Hunt
ington Want a Conference.
Uy Kiluhc Wire from The A-rtxIatri I'ltsa.
Huntington, W. Vn April' 20. The
United Mine Workers of West Virginia,
whoso repeated efforts to bring about a
conference between themselves and the
coal operators of the state have been
unsuccessful, will make a final effort to
s-eeure the hitter's attendance for a
meeting called for the present week in
If no recognition or satisfaction shall
he obtained at this meeting, It Is said a
general strike will be tho result among
the thousands of mine workers along
the Chesapeake and Ohio, the Norfolk
and Western, and the Hnltlinore and
ARRESTED FOR MURDER.
Two Negroes Accused of the Killing
Ui lixclusbe Wlie fiom 'Jim ,K-oelite( I'ms
(freeiiluiiir, l'a,, Apill Ji),. n addition ,1m
two ileum's ..ne.ied Ij.t night on Kiisiieuii thai
'hi; ueio Implicated in the minder ot .tnunsj
Mc Naiiisht .imi the wilcim ttoiiudln;; of Milus,
four limit nejiioe su-p'Ticd of ih tiliue, neio
Jiie.lul lonlajil m Cokclle, Ml tlilm to ho
iimnuut bill on tlic pi'i-oiic of l.d'.'ti and .Inhu
I'lojil, Mho claim to hu 1 1 out .lolilistimn, iw.i
Ijiis-i l.nltes and two icwdteis vein funnel and
tin deliitlte. hello,,' .1 .lioiii; i i,t c.ili In undo
out Jalnt then. It I, Mhl a ihl ,,.,,;,
tliuiiKlit !o lie the one taken (win Mttjiilllis iu
found on one of the I'lo.uls when .itiisic.l, hut Id
has iii)lnou.y dUiiicaied,
While the i ItUeni, ,iu .till mini, inens-,l over
llmliiiirili'i, tin, i t lament whhh uivallul when
the lii -.t aniM. Hue in nit hail mati'ilall, de.
cleaned uud the piiuiicn tonight unc, ilU.
TO THE CONTEST EDITOR
Sir: I'leate enroll my name us one of the contestants In Tim Trlh
une's Educational Contest, and send mo equipment and more detailed
Information concerning the work as soon as Issued.
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lit. bee admtuciiieiit on (ourlh page ot this Imuc.)
YEAR IN THE
SENTENCE IMPOSED ON
James Barrett, Who Made an Assault
on Constable Timothy Jones Will
Spend n Year and Six Months in
the County Jail Other Sentences
That Were Imposed Mrs. Caroline
Wolf Warden Seeks a Divorce from
E. O. Worden Argument Court
Will Begin Today.
Mrs. Ada Klshpnugh, of West Scran
ton, whs sentenced by Judge Newcomb,
Saturday, to ti year In the county jail
for passing worthless checks on three
Seranton merchants. The checks were
' fni ftlb r.firttt ,t.l ,11, win iiiienlilo In flirv
order of James Brandt bv M. J. Klsh
paugh, Brandt's name appeared In en
dorsement of each c heck, and Mrs.
Klshpaugh represented herself to be
Mrs. Brandt. M. J. Klshpaugh Is the
name of her husband, nnd he was In
dicted with her for the crime. The
Jury, however, believed his story that
he had no knowledge whatever of tho
James Harrett, of West Seranton. who
felled Constable Timothy Jones with a
stone, when the latter was attempting
to arrest him, was given one year anil
six mouths In the county Jail, by Judge
.Miles Finch, Charles Kestlcr and
Chester Dennis were sentenced by
Judge Newcomb to a line of $15 and six
months each In tho county jail, for
stealing oats and feed from John I-IIII-brldgc's
barn. In Blithely.
The sentence of $1 fine and thirty days
in Jail, Imposed on Patrick Harris, tor
pointing a pistol at Patrolman Flnlny
Ross, was recalled and a fine of ?15 and
six mouths in the county jail given
Harris and his pal, James Kane. Har
ris plead guilty early In tho week and
told a story which placed the blame on
Kane. When Kane plead guilty the day
after, the story he told made Harris
the greater offender. Judge Newcomb
concluded that they were equally guilty
and much guiltier than Harris had
made It appear.
Judge Newcomb also imposed a lino
of $25 and three months' imprisonment
on Joseph Cholena, who was convicted
at tho last sessions of assault and
battery on Mary Schedsuy, of Dickson
City, and on whom sentence was sus
pended. Judge Newcomb suspended sentence
In the cases of William Richards and
James Long, who plead guilty of steal
ing brass from Cjirlucel's stoneyard.
Sentence was deferred until today in
the case of Charles Jacobs, of Ola
Forge, convicted of selling liquor on
Matthew L'rhutiss was sentenced by
Judge Edwards to pay a fine of $10 and
costs, for assault and battery on Mary
A capias was Issued for W. F.
Smythe, the directory man, he having
failed to appear for sentence In the two
criminal libel cases In which the costs
were placed on him as prosecutor.
Sentence was again postponed for two
weeks In the cases of Arthur Weeks
and Josephine MeNamara, convicted
during the first week of the session of
A verdict of not guilty was returned
In the case of Mrs. Bridget Luvelle,
charged with arson. She set fire to her
own vacant house, on Church avenue,
without any reasonable motive. Tho
jury believed the plea of the defense
that she was irresponsible at tho time
of the deed.
In the case of John J. Myers, charged
by Bridget Fallon with assault and
battery, the jury returned a verdict of
not guilty, and placed the costs on tho
Mrs. Worden Wants Divorce.
Mrs. Caroline Wolf Worden, began
proceedings Saturday against her hus
band K. G. Worden to secure a divorce
on the ground of cruel and barbarous
They were married in 1897 and lived'
together until a month ago, when she
was forced to leave him, she says, on
account of his cruelty.
Mr. Worden is an architect with of
fices here and In New York. Mrs.
Worden was for a number of years
contralto soloist at Kim Park church.
Mrs. Worden Is now living in New
York. She is represented by Attorney
Lewis II, Carter.
Argument Court Week.
A week's session of argument court
is to begin today. Theie Is a long list
of regularly listed cases and several
made specially returnable,
The equity case between Spruk's
Hrothers and the Nay Aug Lumber
company regarding an alley skirting
their adjacent properties, uud the pro
ceedings to oust liev, John Ardlnan
from the occupancy of the Greek Cutho
lie church property at Olyphant aie
among the latter.
In Orphans' Court.
In t lie orphans' court Saturday, Judge
A. A, Vosburg heard mutinus In a
ntiinbr of states ami made .several
ordeis. In the estate of Frederick
Simon, deceased, the hearing on the
motion in remove the executrix for In
coinpetecy was continued by agreement
of counsel to April I1:: at 10 a. in.
In the estates of Frederick Hariow
maii minor child of James liariuwmau,
Alexander llarrowmau, guardian, tes
timony was taken to establish the fact
Mint a settlement had been made be
tween tint minor who Is now of the ngo
of twciiiy-uno yen is. and tin guardian,
In siyipnrt of the petition of the guard
ian for a discharge without u foinuil
audit of the account. M, ! Cawley,
appealed for the guardljin, anil (', It.
I'ltcher, for the ward. Jinjgo Vosburg
made an order granting the discharge
as prayed for.
In the estalo of Marjory S. Collins
anil Kenneth 1.. Collus a petition was
presented by Herman Ostiums, as
trustee asking leave to Invest certain'
funds In his hands which belong to said
minors for tho purchase of a property
In Springfield, Mass., where the mother,
who Is also the guardian of the children
now lesldes. Affidavits were presented
tending lo show that this would be
ti desirable Investment for the children
as the money would be secured, and It
would alro assist In their bringing up
properly by providing for a homo for
them. Judge Vosburg took this appli
cation under advisement and will hand
down an older later.
National Champion Cyclist Creates a
New World's Record.
Il.v I'uliHhc Wire from llie Asorlatec! I'njj,.
Newark, N. J., April 20. Tho estimat
ed number of persons at the Vails
burg cycle track today was tl,000. The
feature today was a quarter mile fly
ing start for professionals. It was won
by the nntlonat champion, Frank
Kramer, In 28 2-4 seconds. This creates
n new world's record. The old record
was made by Dr, A. I. Brown, of De
catur, Illinois, October 13, 1894.
In the five mile handicap for profes
sionals, both the national and the five
mile champions were beaten. Kramer
took the lead with the bell, but in the
home stretch, Fenn, the five mile cham
pion, overhauled him and McFarlnnd
coming fast behind managed to beat
them both out by a few seconds.
Half mile (.imalcnr) Won by "Teddy" llllllinf
Ion, ViilMniig; A. A. Courier, Newark, second!
(icorge Ul.tsion, Xewaits, thlid. Time, 1.21.
(Ju.irUr mile (professional) Won by Prank
Kramer, i:.it Orange; V. A. McPjitoiid, San J ewe,
.etcimls W. S. Pi-tin. Ilrlstol, third. Time, .US 2-3.
Old record, .28 :t-.'i.
Klu-inlle handicap (professional) Won by V.
A. .MoKarlind, S.in .lmo (scratch); W. S. Kciin,
HiMol (i-cratcli). wioiid; V. A. ItilU, New
Haven (20(1 .nnli1, third: Kunk Kramer, l'.ast
Or.inirc (-natrli), fourth. Time, 11. IB.
One mile handicap (amateur) Won by It, '..
Moiil-oti, Xc Yolk (ICO jaidi); .loicph IVgler,
Mrookhn (120 yarcN), second i A. H. HIerman,
New York co ynid-), third. Time, 2.01 2-3.
STREET CAR STRIKE
IN SAN FRANCISCO
Only Two Lines in Operation in the
City No Attempt Made to
Uy Kvclmhp Wire from The Associated l'reij.
San Francisco, April 20. The street
railway strike became effective today.
Only two lines were In operation. Busi
ness on every line of the United rail
road was suspended. During the day a
few cars, under police supervision, were
run over tho different lines of the sys
tem, to comply with the franchise re
quirements, but no attempt was made
to carry passengers. The day passed
very quietly. There were no disturb
ances around the various car barns.
Both sides to the controversy held sep
arate conferences during the day, the
results of which have not yet been
made public. During the day there
were various rumors that the officials
of the system were willing to settle on
the basis of a ten-hour day and twenty
four cents an hour, but held on the
question of unionism. Tho rumors were
denied as fast ns they were circulated.
It was evident, however, that the rail
way officers were surprised at the
strength developed by the strikers, who
claim to have about 3,000 men enrolled.
The company has not yet announced
its plan for breaking the strike, but it
is generally anticipated that they will
make an attempt tomorrow to run with
the mail cars as bumpers.
Tho strike leaders assert that there
will be no attempt to Interfere with the
mall cars. Mayor Schmltz has entered
into negotiations with the opposing
sides to bring about an adjustment.
BLUE LAWS IN BOSTON.
Uy Kwluaitt! Wire from 'the Associated Press.
liaslon, Apill 20. Xrwr hefoio has lloston iivii
Mich a xiicoiuu'-. enfoiLriucnt ot any law cm the
MJlute books as that glii'ii the bunday laws lo
ci ly. Drujr Moie.s, fiult dealers, bakeries and
laundries were the ohccld of the police attacks.
I'ic'iii one end of the city to th- other -wlj foun
1 ilns were .silent, candy couuteii. covered and fruit
Mores closed. (In the other hand the hotels did
a uishlmr liu-inrsa ns liquor cindd be sold ly them
to patious oidenncr food.
Wife Murderer Sentenced.
Ily i:cliiaio Wire from The Associated l'rcu.
Minicie, Intl., Apill 20. Cliailes I'ltUcr, a wife
iiiiiiileiei, was last iilfrht found guilty of murder
in the ihft decree unci his punishment was vKed
at lite iniprlsoinnct by the jury ultn a delib.
ei.itlon of mole 1 1 i.i ii iwentj.four hours, l'lttzer
hut and instantly kilhd his wife in thh, city
At ciiiwiiiiuii it.it.i:,
( iucliiiutl II I) 0 I O ii 1 u 2 7 1
t'hle.iKii 0 U l) 0 II 1 ( U 0 I II 4
IS.ittt rim 1'hllllps and Hewn; St. Vraln and
Klinvf. L'liiplie Kiuslie. AUemiaiuc 1:,0U0.
At t-t. Ijuls-
11 itteries Wicker
... a n ti u 2 o a a ,-i u
...o i ri o a l no 210 is :t
and Its an: Tannehlll and
I'liipiie Cuitillliiii, Altindance II,.
At iehatkrii, N. .1, -Ha.Mnston, IS; Jeuev
At I'mrlileiiit Raltlmon, In; I'rotitlence, .",,
At I IiIciro- Milwaukee (Aunriiaii Ak..oelatl.iit),
.'!; Chlciuu (Amelican), 2.
EVERYBODY CAN SAVE.
And It Isn't Necessary to Save Mil
I'lont Aniliew C.miivilf',1 "the llmplie of llnsl.
As a rule, you will Unci that the sav
ing man is a temperate man, a good
husband and father, a peaceful, law
abiding citizen, Nor need the saving bo
great, It Is sin prising how little it
lakes to piciiu for the real necessities
of life, A little home paid for and a
few hundred pounds a very few make
all the difference. These tiro more
easily acquired by frugal people than
you might suppos,!'. drent wealth Is
quite another and a far less desirable
matter, It Is not the ulm of thrift, nor
the duty ot men to acquire millions, it
Is lu no icspect a virtue to set this be
fine us as an end. Duty to save ends
when just muney enough has been put
inside to provide comfortably for those
dependent upon us, Hoarding minions
Is avarice, not thrift.
Of course, under our Industrial condi
tions, it Is Inevitable that a few, a very
few men, will nnd money coming to
them far beyond their want's. The ac
cumulation of millions Is usually tho
result of enterprise and judgment, and
some exceptional ability for organiza
tion. It does not come from savings In
tho ordinary sense of that word, Jlen
who In old ago strive only to increase
their already great hoards, are usually
slaves of the habit of hoarding formed
MEDlUn WEIGHT WOOL UNDERWEAR.
We have nn elegant garment at $2.00 a Suit.
Sizes up to 50. fSlVTIi A T & 30S
In four colors. Vvllivly 2 Lack'a Ave.
In their youth. At first they own the
money they have made and saved.
Later In life the money owns them,
and they cannot help themselves, so
overpowering Is tho force of habit, eith
er for good or evil. It Is tho abuse of
the civilized saving Instinct and not
Its use, thnt produces this class of men.
No one need be nfrald of falling a vlc
tlme to this nbuso of the habit if he
always hears In mind that whatever
surplus wealth may come to him Is to
be regarded as a sacred trust, which
he Is bound to administer for the good
of his fellows. The man should always
be master. Ho should keep money In
the position of a useful servant. He
must never lot It master nnd make a
miser ot him.
GREAT PIGEON BANCH.
Picturesque Industry That Brought
' in $12,000 Last Year.
l'rom Countiy l.lfe In America.
Tho pigeon ranch owned by T. Y.
Johnson, of Los Angeles, Cnl., Is said
to be the largest In the world. Three
years ago Mr. Johnson selected a pretty
spot In tho Los Angeles river bed,
where, among sycamores, willows and
alders that outlined the small stream,
ho erected a number of Immense bird
tenements, one being sixty feet long,
twenty-four feet wide, and eighteen
feet high. Tiny domestic establishments
were arranged In tiers all over the ex
terior walls, while through the interior
ran eight narrow aisles, affording pas
sage way to the Inner flats. Three thou
sand pigeons were secured as tenants.
The male bird chooses the nest before
mating. During the eighteen days of
incubation he takes the nest for an
hour both morning and afternoon. The
progeny are numerous, each pair of
pigeons producing twelve squabs a
year. Tho squabs are allowed to re
main under the parental roof for only
three weeks, at the end of which time
they are prepared for market. When
they are old enough to fly they Invar
iably become thin and tough. At the
age of nix months those birds which
have escaped tho stew kettle select
their mates and nest. During the past
three years the original 3,00(1 birds have
Increased to 15,000.
September and October are the
moulting months, and during that time
only forty dozen squabs are produced
monthly, but during every other month
400 dozen squalls arc hatched.
In selecting birds for the market Mr.
Johnson takes the dark-feathered
youngsters, as he hopes eventually to
have only white birds. Two hundred
and fifty dozen squabs, on an average,
are sent to market each month, tho (
price of sale ranging from $1.30 to ?3 1
per dozen, though In moulting seasons, I
when tho birds are scarce, $10 a dozen '
Is often realized. Mr. Johnson estimates ,
that his revenue from the birds during,
the past year has amounted to $12,000.1
At present the lofts are nil occupied !
and some of the more recent home-
makers are compelled to occupy hum
ble habitations on the ground. Each
week the lofts are disinfected with a
solution of carbolic held, while every
nest is sprinkled with insect powder
and sulphur, a piocess the birds seem
At mealtime the scene on the ranch
Is one of picturesque animation. Re
sponsive to the first note of a musical,
long-drawn whistle from Mr. Johnson,
which announces a banquet, the birds
flock from every crack and crevice of
their tenement. The air Is full of pig
eons. To feed this flook of 13,000 birds
requires twelve sacks of screenings, ,
eight sacks of grain, nnd an Immense
quantity of boiled meal each day. Dur-1
ing the week three or four harrels of
stale bread are -soaked In water and
added to the menu. The cost of these,
provisions amounts to $lii per day.
The birds never stray beyond the;
wire boundaries of their home, seeming"
quite content with the narrow confines
of eight acres. Convenience and com
fort are carefully considered, and
every morning straw is trewn nn the j
ground that the birds may build new I
nests if they so desire. The life of this
interesting bird city is one of unending K
contentment, undisturbed save when tt
a ptedatory hawk or rat appears uponfJk
the scene. ti
A Careful Estimate Shows Our Lan
guage May Be Reformed in 83,333
Tumi llie I1iiu,ji Hc.TuiiMlin.ilil.
It is reported that only twenty out of
sixty Mudents in an Kuglish class at
N'oi thwestern University weie aide to
pass a simple examination In spelling,
though they have actually heen thumb- t"
lng the spelling hook for the hint two ti
months. There Is just a gleam oft en- i (
roiii'iiurement In this evidence tliaL Knell-'
Intr hoolcH itro still m inted. hut the &
students labor under tho wimu dhrnd
vantages as the statesman who Imag
ined that he had solved all the knotty
problems of ilnaucQ after two months'
study, They did not hj'.gln caily
enough In life, and tlu period of tliolr
application to the book was too short
for tiny time of life,
Tho study should begin with the lim
lessons at school, and the ptoper princi
ples of Instruction were never better Il
lustrated than lu tilt old Webster impell
ing book, wo i da should he learned In
groups In which there. Is a similarity
of sound and spelling, ami fastened In
the memory by many lepetltlons, Thin
Is the way to fix them for life, ami
though it Is not a ilowery way with al
luring probpects of knowledge gained
without effort, it provides an excellent
drill, which counts for something be
sides the spelling.
It Is a pity that the discipline is sc
much neglected now, a pity also that
several of those unfortunate North
western students were so far demoral
Issed that they spelled "thorough'
"thoro." This was not a natural error
because thero does not sound llko thor
ough, and It was clearly duo to a la.
nicntahlc Infection from the f.ilsolj
called phonetlo system. With thnt dis
ease following upon a neglect of tli(
You would be more comfortable today if you
wore a suit of
324 Lack's Ave., Seranton, Pa.
In order to introduce our new
wash waist department we will
give a handsome white waist
worth $1.00 to $1.50 Free with all
suit purchases for the next two
weeks; this is to make you famil
iar with our stock of waists.
AS LOW AS $10.00
AS HIGH AS $60.00
Crane's Spring Suits have
come. Just as you have ex
pected they seem to make
the ordinary suit dull in
comparison. So' perfectly
bewitching! They are de
signed to give the utmost
style and grace to every fig
ure and they do. Every
woman seeks Crane's to see
just what the proper styles are and
every woman is welcome even if she
isn't quite prepared to buy. Glance at
a few of New York's favorite ideas.
Made of the best
grade of all-wool
This style may
be had in all pre
vailing shades and
blioes lor Hie millionaire and mechanic ; Shoes for mistress and ,t
maid ; Shoes for youth and age ; Shoes for Indoor and out.
In fact, all foot-wants are here, and at prices that allow your purse .
to go away a third heavier than It would from most houses hereabouts,
I Lewis, Ruddy, Davies & Murphy, s
at 330 Lackawanna Avenue,
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early education hope must be aban
doned, Pop tho encouragement of the spell
lug reformers John MucUonuld, of the
Western .School Journal, has inatle a
calculi'tlou by which ho assures them
that at tho rata they tiro proceeding
now, If the people and press would ap
prove, tlin Kngllsh language might bo
lefonued in S3,3as years. Hut this takes
no account of tho constant accessions
to the language which numbered 25.000
In thu decade from ISiM to 1900.
Verily, tho road of the spelling ic
former Is a treadmill.
Only Partly Bight.
A iini'iui' llguro .il I'lliu llcJcli l-j " Mil. Jto.
Jca," wliv 1 tii'lt LuuMii ' all il.lluu lu that
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New Suits $40
Made of the finest
excelled. New Suits $25
These come in a
of styles and pat
terns. Our strength
is in a garment at
We are speaking of New
Spring Shoes now. The
newest that fashion has J
dictated, and the newest J
and the best that makers 'a
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our ,Vw Yolk tlhiMlf In tfKncl t lit- l;il!r'!iiomlM
lu .uiitliini I'loricla, It I. u'liticl Hut on liy
lru lie wus Ii.i.AIii" In Uio t,mlitiuou ilti ful
nt tin ilcr I'Stiiuliui; nut lu tin liko lii fio.it
-'I the sri'.it liutfl i newly urilvcil isltor fiom
until, .i (Annuel vim V.M evidently uiiIjuiIIIm'
wllli till- '.irt of rioiMa anil IU aisotlalbiK,
jruatliiil unci li.ui In cnjiiiIiic tlu, wlltjiy
llohchiuii iiltli El-rut Jtltntiuii. Mr. JriTir-ijn,
lilcut tiHi lil IMiinc;. i.t t im jtlciitlon t i'r,
unci .iflru ituu tliu unit ni to Mm ami jij;
"KxuiM. nit', Imt am on "Mhjlor .lost"
"I VUllfOa lO tllf '.lev,' lllillljlll,'! ho Mill, "l'llt
I deny llie '.llljJt'-r. "'roMJ am) (Vjuctry.
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