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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1002.
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Sl'UANTO.V. NOVH.MHKIl 3, llMr.'.
Governor-S. W. PKNiVYPACKllH.
Lieutenant Governor V. SI. ItftOWN.
BecrcUit-y ot Jntcniul A (Talis-ISAAC B.
Jtldsa-A. A. VOSIiritO,
ComiPlssloiii'iM-.IOIl.V COURIER MOR
RIS. JOHN PKK.M N".
Mine lninootoii-1.1. i:VKr.YN M. EV
ANS, DAVID "T. AVrr.MASIS.
SeiiiUor-JOIlN li. JORDAN.
Fhst DlNtrict-JOSi:ilf OMVRR.
Second Dlsttlct-.lnflX SCIIMUKIc, JR.
Tlilid DIslilrt-CDWARl) .TAMHS.
Fourth Wllct-P. A. PIIlLTHN.
Klectlon day, Nov. I.
nebtiku T.yiiell's ted Hug r.'icr and
T.lttlo's Seworlotiliin by voting your Uc
A Confession of Defeat.
I IK rXKXASII'I.riD scurrility
of the Surnntnniaii of yester
day, the latest organ of the
".intl-iiiiiclilne" recUi'r.-s nf
the Lnt'lviuvannit Doiiioi'iucy, ba.s no
other inoaiihiR- than as h confession of
Uefe.it. As ,-uch, it net ds no further
Hut what ln the mine uikei .- of this
valley, who lately had to hi ins: the pub
lisher of that lle paper to his knee- In
abject apology to John Mitchell and the
district odleeis of llir-ii oijjanlzation for
. ntioeiotis slander, think of this iliiKr.int
and unauthorh'.ed attempt In swiiis the
mltieis' union into politico V
AV1I1 thev not I It their wrath upon
It by htiiyiiifr the ticket in whose inler-e-t
it was made-.'
The only tliltiir which can Intel feiv
with a iousIhr- Republican victory to
morrow all alonpr the battle line is Re
publican overconlldence or apathy. Hee
that It doesn't.
An Interval of Reflection.
TDK NOISE ami ro.ir of par
tisan dUctisslon now gives
way In the sober second
thotiKlit pi ecedlu the tak
ing of the ballot, and this is wholly in
the Republican party's favor.
It Is understood on all hide" that the
one hope of the opponents of Republi
canism in this state and comity has
been in the possibility , their effecting
a diversion of Republican strength. In
the state they put up Paulson, think
ing to catch Republicans unfriendly to
Quay; and in the enmity Howell was
named for congie.-s because the Demo
crats thought he would divide the vote
of the Welsh-Americans. The cam
paign has been played by the Demo
cratic loaders to these two ends. i:very
thing which could tend to stir up dis
sension umong Republicans and get
them to fighting each other has bec-n
used for all it was worth and some
times more. They divw a. fiightful
nightmare picture and labeled It the
state machine and tried to scale the
timid; and locally they dressed up a
fearsome bogey man and labeled it
Ho?a Council and did everything they
could to get Republicans panic-stricken.
It does not appear that they have
been successful. Theie are no signs of
u political revolution or panic. If here
and there some skittish Republican has
beep seated, a little sober thinking he
lore going to the polls should allay his
nervousness. There Is a homely saying
which comes in pat in this connection,
It is a dirty bird that would befoul its
own nest. Let the Democrats try to
make out that the Republican nest is
foul, If they want to, seeing that they
have no other subject to talk about;
but let no Republican vote an endorse
ment of their .slanders. Let Republi
cans lemembcr that the party's good
so far overbalances the party's bad
that even If what the Demociatlc de
tainers said were true It would be
worth while to accept the bad for the
sake of the good, But what the Demo
crats say Is not true, and they know
It .ami Republicans know It; and the
best answer to, their untruths Is to go
to the polls touiorinw and give them
another swatting, as a reminder that
back-biting and false witness arc not
the nioper methods of seeming olllce,
A little Instt notion along that line
wjll do tlieni good,
' A votu for Connell is a vote for
Roosevelt, Hnth deserve It.
Aluke a Good Job of It.
Till: SCOTCH filend of Mr.
McKlbblu, visiting thlhcoun
tiy dining our campaign and
expressing his surmise that
any party should want a change fmui
the conditions nf abundant and mi
iniEtakahle prospeijty which even a
stranger could see sticking out In eveiy
direction, may well he pardoned for his
Eunnzenient, We think that his view of
the matter must be sliaicd by nine
tenths or the thinking class of resident
.merlcans when they pause toreilect,
Xever In our history were conditions
lijoie hopeful than today. Indeed, the
ape menace to Republican success lies
In the fact that the Anieiicun people
re so prosperous and so busy with the
Browtli of their imnlneur; affairs Hint It
Is feared they limy not inltc lime to go
to the polls mid give an expression of
their gratitude to (he parly whose ad
ministration of national affairs litis
brought about the piesent unparalleled
inosperlly, It may piove that this fear
Is unfounded, Wn hope and believe that
It Is. Vet It Is human iniftire to be
mine earnest In fitult-fllidliig when
things uie going badly than assertive
In appreciation When they ate going
Then, too, there Is the peril of over
confidence. The very fact that condi
tions hip as lliey are tempts some rill
zons to believe that Republican success
will he achieved without much effott.
This Is a mistake, It Is never wise to
take anything for gi anted In polities.
In spite of Us past htiffetlngs, mitt per
haps largely on account of them, the
nomocracy Is still hungry and thirsty
for nfllce. It will spare no'palus or ex
pense to lake advantage of any open
ing that may offer. It can be defeated
only by laud wotk. This haul work
must be performed. Republicans owe
It to their country anil to themselves
to perforin It and to do a good Job. Let
eveiyone of them go to the polls to
monow In this spirit and we shall hava
the pleasure on Wednesday of chron
icling another rousing Republican til
After printing a false and malicious
anonymous communication calculated
to liijuie lion. P. A. Phllbln, the Times
refused the use of Its columns In reply.
Rebuke such infamy at the polls tomorrow.
AX JXTERKSTIXa nddiess was
delivered at the last meeting
of the Xew York Rankers'
association by William A.
Nash, president of the Corn Kxclmnge
bank. Hranch banking Is already a
venerable institution In England, Ger
many, France and Canada, but until
quite recently It had not been Intro
duced Into this country. Our bankeis
and llnamieis were well acinmlnted
with Its advantages, but there weie
various reasons why it was not or
could not be introduced. In no country
is banking more restricted by state and
federal legislation. The treasury Is the
center of our banking system. I'pim
it the banks depend for their circu
lating medium, for the expansion or
conttautlon of the currency, for their
ehaitois, for an oHlcial guarantee of
their solvenoy, and for realizing their
assets when they fall into dlllicultles
or helping them over the fence when
in danger of doing so. The relation
ship between our national banks and
the treasury Is In many directions more
Intimate still, but these belong to the
domain of high or scientific finance, of
which people in general are happily un
conscious. In 1SSW an act was passed by the New
York legislatute authorizing bianeh
banking in any city with over a mil
lion of inhabitants. Availing himself
of this law, Mr. Xash as president of
one of the most nourishing banks in
Xew York, absorbed some seven or
eight small Independent institutions'
which in tuin were re-established as
biaucli banks, and added to as occa
sion arose or buslnesj judgment ap
proved. At present the Corn Exchange
bank has fomteen branch establish
ments in Xew York. They are neither
duplicates nor patterns of those found
in Canada, for Instance. The idea in
which they originated is a common
place of every business man who finds
his affairs prospering. He follows the
line of least resistance in gaining cus
tonieis. He seeks them out.
The subsidiary branches are entirely
subordinate to the central bank. They
make business, but they do not con
trol it. They have no initiative inde
pendent of the head olllce. Their
officers are frequently changed and
minute and exacting statements are
demanded and given of each day's
business. A depositor In a branch bank
Is a customer of the head bank. The
manager must of necessity be familiar
with the business people and neighbor
hood In which he is located and Is per
mitted to act independently to that ex
tent. The chief objection of the opponents
ot branch banks is that owing to their
dependence upon a central bank which
has great capital and concerns itself
chiefly with large transactions, they
would not be likely to seej or welcome
the so-called dime depositoi.s nml bor
rowers. Mr, Xash says, this is a mis
take, Small transactions, he says, are
the most profitable and the most se
cure, It Is largely to facilitate these
that branch banks are established anil
so many Independent banks founded.
Mr. Xasli believes that the system Is
capable of national extension.
For some reason or other the Demo
cratic orators and editors have discov
ered suddenly that the American army
in the Philippines Is a patilotlo body of
whom the nation Is proud.
Good, clean, economical government,
against which not a charge has been
raised, This Is wjint the county has
had under Commissioners Morris and
Penman, Re-elect them,
Judge A'osbuig has earned an election
tomorrow. He lias made u faithful and
efficient Judge, The Democrats already
have two of the judgeships, Don't let
them act hoggish,
Pattlsou's kindled (lie that Is going
to consume Republicanism In tills state
by a mighty conflagration will lmvn the
hose turned on it tomorrow.
(iiover Cleveland's .second raising of
the soup-house standard calls for a sec'
oud rebuke. Notify him that no free
iradeis need apply,
John Scheuer Is a leader at HaiiU
bmg and can do a lot of work for his
(list! let. He is the man to kec there,
Secmo rflficleucy ami ecqnomy In
county business by re-electing Penman
Vosburg lias made a good Judge and
the Democrats have enough Judges.
Don't forget that the legislator and
senators elected tomorrow will have a
vote each for a United States senator
litis winter. Let no Republican vole
to tie IMoslilent Roosevelt's 'hands In
Tried and Hue In commits: safe at
Hurrlsblii-R Joseph Oliver! elect him.
l'attlsoti can't gel away ftoin the fact
that he never leformi after election.
How tunny Judges do the Democrats
think they ate entitled to, anyhow?
Invite piosperlty to stay by voting
the straight Republican ticket.
lit the Fourth district", Phllbln and,
ettkieney, He owns himself.
Vote for F.vaus and Williams and
nist-class mine Inspection.
Common sense upholds Republican
ism. Let welt enough alone.
A vote for John Soheiier Is a vote for
results at Hariishurg.
Dun't overlook Jordan for senator.
He's a sure winnet'i
Kddlc James did well his first term.
Cihe him another.
If you would sustain Roosevelt, vote
Growth in World's
Special Con cspondoucc.
Washington, Oct. SI.
TDK COAL production and consump
tion nf the'woild, and especially of
the United States In eompaiison
Willi other coal-prndiicbig coun
tiles Is the subject ot a monograph which
will appear hi the 1'ortheonilng Issue of
the Monthly Summary of Commerce and
Finance, Issued by the tiensury bureau
The goneial demand for coat seems to
have Increased very lapldly In lecent
yea is, not alone In tlio I'nlted States tint
throughout the world. One of the most
charactet lytic icatures of modem Indus
tilal development has been tho Use of the
coal Industry. Modern society relies upon
coal as the fuel and source of power, and
the terms "lion age," "machine age," and
"age of steam" may nil be tianslated the
"age of coal."
The inpidlty with which the pioiluetloii
of coal has Incieased may be appreciated
when the present volume of that pio
duetlon is considei ed and when wo reflect
in how tecenl a time tho production form
ed but a very small fraction of that quan
tity. In 1001 the total coal production of
the wot Id was SiM.lfi'.OOO short tons. Until
as late a peilod as 1SS3 the world's pio
ducllnn had never been half so great, be
ing only 4"(,!W0,tW) metric tons hi that
year; and not until IsT had the world's
pioduction been as much as a third as
latge as It is at present. I?y ISiil the
world's pioduction was only 171,000,000
metric tons, or less than -i per cent, of
the production of 1001. The statistics ot
the world's piodiiclinn for still e.uiiei
periods can not be determined with any
pieteiise of accitiaey; but on the basis ot
the Hiitlsh statistics fiom IS.'!, and ot es
timates for earlier pcilods, and fiom such
statistics as arc obtainable from France,
fierniany, Belgium, and Austila-lliiitgaiy.
an approximation may he made of the ac
In ISijo tho world's production of coal
was about H4 omi.QOO mettle, tons, or less
than one-fifth of the pioduction of l'JOl,
and cousldeiably less than the production
of either the United Slates or the Culled
Kingdom ut piesent. Ten yeais earlier
the wot Id's production amounted to only
about W.OOO.WK) meliic tons, about one
tenth of the present world's production,
and considerably less than the present
output of the single state ot Pennsylvania
In 1SW the pioducliou was much smaller
still, amounting to little over 4r..000,000
meliic tons, or about one-seventeenth of
the present output; while (luring tho
thieii-qiuu teis ot a century since IS.'O,
when the output was about 17,000,000 tons,
the production has Increased about -t.JCO
While the llguies for the world's pro
duction piior to lsill are ueeessatlly de
fective, owing to the absenco of accural
statistics for the lOnglish and American
Industry, they sulllclenily Indicate the im
mense development of the industry dining
the last century. The stgiutlcaneu of this
development can not bo overlooked.
The production of coal b- "hUfiy In the
hands of three nations, the Rntlsh, the
Ameiican, and the German. Dining the
hint thirty years and even earlier, ihu
i onililned coal output of the United States,
the 1 nlted Kingdom and Germany lias
aveiaged, sear for year, about live-sixths
of the coul output of the world. Possess
ing but a tenth of the woild's population,
they have piodiiced about M per cent of
the mlneial fuel, while tho lematnlng 00
per cent, of tho world's inhabitants have
piodiiced only about 1? per cent, of the
coal, and even if the savage and seml
barbaroiis nations be dlsieg.uded, the Im
mense preponderance of coal production
In these countiles must bo conceded. To
this gioup might be added Belgium, which
Whu the Country at Large Is Indebted to Him.
Editor of The Republican
Sir : As one of the mass of one hundred and forty-seven thousand
tollers of the mines, I feel it my duty to express just one sentiment, and
at the same time I would invite the attention of my fellow workmen to
the same, As Is well known, we have just passed through one of the
greatest struggles in which capital and labor have been engaged, and
which cost us, as a body, five and a half months' Idleness and anxiety.
Many had been the attempts on the part of persons occupying high posi
tions In and ouside the state to bring about a termination of the unpleas
antness. Personally, I entertain a feeling of gratefulness to every one
who gave his time and influence to this very worthy object, even if their
efforts were not crowned with the success they deserved, the fact re-
t mains. Our cause as worklngmen
X rf iVlA ohlfect man i-if 4liA frtiintu;
t considerations had a ve.ry beneficial effect on the merit of our cause, and f
A. (havafn,!) nil, CAncA rf rt.olafillnacp elmttll l nluan on Avnacptn '
therefore our sense of gratefulness
At the very darkest moment of the whole struggle, when every at
tempt at conciliation was looked upon as a failure, and when public
sentiment was In the act of condemning every means which had been
used In our behalf, as having deferred rather than hastened the close of
the struggle, the voice of our beloved Roosevelt vas heard, command
ing the heads of the opposing forces to come together, to devise means,
make suggestions, exchange views and agree on a plan, all having for
their object the ending of the great anthracite strike of 1902. What
followed tliis philanthropic act Is already a matter of.history, Willie the
united forces of labor were In a position to continue the siege indefi
nitely, the happy termination of the strife was a relief to the community
at large, and particularly to us, who were dlre:tly interested In the
At this time, It appeals to me that this friendly act of the president X
should be particularly noticed at this time, and this we can do by uphold- t
tug his strong arm, by endorsing his policy, and by appreciating his f
bravery and frankness by sending to congress such men as are, b a de-
claratlon of their principles, pledged to the support of President Roose- 4:
velt's administration, Mr. William Connell Is the man In this case, f
and had It been some one else, I would vote for hi m on the same I
Should we do otherwise, we will be found guilty of ungratefulness.
A Miner, 1
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l RE-ELECT THE GRAND OLD MAN
From the Providence Register.
NOW that the argument In the case of William Council, Republi
can candidate for congress, against ills opponents masquerad
ing on the so-called "anll-niiichlne ticket, so far ns there lias
been any nrgumeiit, Is praclleiilly concluded and the case Is ready to
be submitted In the Jury ut Tuesday's balloting, let us review tho plead
ing nml the evidence.
Simmered down, the charge uRitlnst Mr. Connell resolves Itself Into
the fact that he has be&n successful, In tho first place ho wtis success
ful In business and made a fortune-. Beginning ns a poor miner boy,
without en nil n I m hnnlt.lniit'ittntr. lie unil.-n.l bin u'nv nil bv attending
closely to business and saving Ills
Individual employer of labor In the anthracite regions, it Is not argued
that he won his wealth dishonestly. It Is not denied that lie lias been it
generous and considei ate employer, always willing to confer with bis
men, settle liberally their grievances nnd extend to one anil all a friend
ly and helping hand. Neither Is It disputed that ho has been enterpris
ing and public spirited, giving freely of his moans to cnttscs of religion,
education, benevolence and the Increase of labor-employing Industries.
His opponents are shrewd enough not to question these truths. They
know that If they should do so, witnesses by the thousands would coino
forwaid to lefute them miners and minora' wives nnd children, carried
through times of depression, helped In hours of bereavement, cheered
nnd encouraged by this large-hearted grand old man, who never turned
a deaf car to any appeal of distress.
They attack him from Hiiother standpoint. They say that In poli
tics he is n boss; that he Is ambitious and tyrannical; that he crowds
other men to the wall. Xow, what is the truth? That lie has been
successful In politics? Yes. That since he took an active interest In
political matters our city and county have risen to high prominence In
state and national affairs? Yes. That a Democratic majority lias been
converted into a safe Republican majority? Yes. That hundreds of
poor but deserving men representing: all nationalities and sections and
religions have been helped Into office by him, without exaction of fee.
tribute or pledge? Yes. That he has ever derived from his political
activities personally a cent of pioflt by unfair advantage of others? Xo.
With him politics has always been a labor of duty and of love duty, to
promote public Interests and secure better results In government; love,
to aid his fellow men and acquire power for good ends.
For three terms he has represented us in congress. Has scandal
once touched his work at Washington? Not once. Has he defaulted
In any public duty? 'iCven his bitterest enemies do not so charge. His
loyalty to Republican principles stands unchallenged in national affairs;
his efficiency in serving his constituents Is conceded. AVhat nonsense,
then, to argue that any Republican should vole to replace him by a Dem
ocrat. It is time now to take a common sense view of this matter. The
Republican president at Washington needs a Republican congressman
from this district to help hold up his hands. Ho personally asked Mr.
Connell to stand" for re-election. The election of a Democrat by Re
publican voles (and in no other way can a Democrat bo elected) would
be a blow In his face. Neither Theodore Roosevelt nor William Connell
deserves that. Doth are entitled to undivided Republican support. If
the latter shall also receive support from friends In other parties, all
Therefore, Republicans, take counsel of your patriotism Tuesday and
rally earnestly around the parly colors. Help to swell the big ma
jority which will send our grand congressman ba,ck for further able
service in the cause of the people at the nation's capital.
"A 'A "A A A A "A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
produces and consumes more coal per
capita than any other European eountiy
except the United Kingdom, but for the
fact of its small population placing It in
the second lank of coal pi diluting coun
tries. While the lontlnued output of these
three countiles has kept puce with the
production of the test of the woild. their
telatlve position Iihs been maleilully al
tered. In 1SCS the United Kingdom pio
diiced over three times ns much as cither
the United States oi Germany, tho output
of these countiles being approximately .',
IlV-i and liili per cent, of tile world's pro
duction, lespectively. In 1870 tho propor
tion was about the same, although the
United States had gained upon aormany
ns a coal producer. By 1875 the output ot
the I'nlted Kingdom was still cousldeiably
gi cater than the combined production ot
the United Stales and Germany, the out
put of these three countries being ).", :'0
and is per cent, of the world's pioduction,
lespectively. The next half decennial
pel lotl witnessed a reuiaikable luciease hi
received the attention of a number
inrl I fetal 4litr 4riacn --iii(ivi artrliKl a
should be given an expression.
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earnings until lie became tho largest
the Ameiican production and a corre
sponding l dative decrease hi that ot
Great Britain, the proportion of theso
countries being "ii, "S and 17 per cent., le
spectively. This Increase was maintained
during the latter part ot tho past cen
tury, and In lSini tho output ot Great Bil
taln and Ireland was only III per cent ,
that of the United Slates already SO per
cent., and that of Germany IS." per cent,
of the coal production of the world.
In 1SU3, for the first time, tho coal pro
duction of the United Slntes exceeded In
quantity that ot Great Biltalu. This su
peiloilty has been maintained for two
successive years. During 1901 tho United
States production was greater than tho
amount of coal produced In Great Bri
tain and all her colonies. During that
year the shares of the leading coal-pro-duchig
countiles wore ifn follows: United
States, ;:i per cent,; United Kingdom. -S
per cent.; and German, 19.2 per cent. X'or
is there any prospect that the leading po
sition of the United States may be lust In
favor of another country within any cal
culable future time. .
IN A NUTSHELL.
Republicanism means protection, pios
peilty, progiess, sound money, high
wages, honest elections and good times.
' Democracy means fieo trade, calamity,
bad money, business failures, poor wages,
Idle men, soup houses, dishonest dec
tions and hunt times,
If you want good times to continue do
nil you can to keep the Republican patty
in power. If you want haul times, votu
the Democratic ticket,
The Republican pai ly offers substance,
tho Democratic paity offeis shadows. The
people onco befoia dropped tho Republi
can meat out of their mouths trying to
grab tho Democratic shadows, timely
they will not tepcat that folly.
Tim Democratic party has been on the
wiong side of every great political ques
tion for tho last fifty yea is, and dining
all that time has been predicting evil and
fighting for tieo tiade.
Tho pcoplo of tho United States got
their flugcis binned ten yeuis ago fooling
with Democratic free tiade llio, A burned
child dreads tho fire, and the Ameiican
people dioud Democratic) fieo Undo lire.
Tho DcmocratH have n gieal deal to say
against trusts; but tho Democratic loprc
hi'iitutlves in cungress voted against a
pioposed amendment to the constitution
to give congiess the light to icgulalu and
control tho ti lists. Tho Republicans oted
for tho amendment.
Deinociallc predictions of oWI six jeara
ago all tinned out to bo false; the Repub
lican predictions of good all turned out
to be tine. Shall wo now reject tho paity
Unit led us to piospeilty and accept tho
paity that would havu led us to liiiu?
Democrats say they don't want tho
blown men of the Philippine Islands gov
erned without their consent; but theso
same Dcmociats havu dlsfinuditsed tho
coloied men of tho south, and mo gov
erning them In violation of tho constitu
tion of tho United States. Democratic
charity begins leu thousand miles fiom
homo nnd never teaches home.
Remember that In wuiklng for the Re
publican party you am wot king for your
self. All that wo have that Is good In
our government wo owo to the Repub
The Democratic pai ty has had both
piesldent and congress ut the sanio tlinu
only onco hi forty years, and tbut one
Ilmo they almost ruined the eountiy. Let
It bo foity years before they eel Into
Tho Democratic parly professes great
lovo for tho laboring men, ,et It is a fact
that every law on tho statiilo books to
day that benefits tho laboilng man was
put theie by the Republican party.
$20.00 in GOLD
For a Christmas Present ?
Twenty Christmas Presents
To He filven by The Scrnntoi) Tribune to the Children of
bcrniitoti mid Northeastern Pennsylvania.
One Present $ao.oo.ln dold $20.00
One Present 10.00 In Gold 10.00
One Present 5.00 In Oold 5.oo.
Two Presents 3.50 Each 5.0o
Five Presents 1. 00 Each 5.oo
Ten Presents 50c Each., 5.00
Total Twenty Presents
TUP. TRIIIUNIVS SECOND ANNUAL
Junior Educational Contest.
A Contest in Wortl-BullcIliiR-.
Who Can Make the Most Words Out or the Letters in
T-H-E H-O-M-E P-A-P-E-R
THIS IS nuicli easier than last year's contest, and twenty of
the briRlucst boys and girls" will secure Christmas Gifts
in cash for making I lie largest number of words out of
these letters. It is lots of fun to think out the words and hunt
theni up in the dictionary, and besides it will help you with your
spelling. Von will be surprised at the number of "different ways
these twelve letters can be used.
Rules of the Contest.
Presents will be given to tlte boys or girls, whose parents
01 guardians arc subscribers to THE TRIBUNE, building the
largest number of words out of I he letters contained in "The
No letters must be used any more times than they appear
in these three words. As an example, only one "A" could be
used, but there might be two "IPs" or three "E's."'
Only words defined in the MAfX PORTION of "Web
ster's International Dictionary" (.edition of LS!I8J will be al
lowed. Anv diclionarv can be used, but in judging the contest
THE TRlU'rXE will debar all words not found in Webster's.
Proper names, or any other words appearing in the "Ap
pendix" will not be allowed.
Obsolete words are admitted if defined in the dictionary.
Words spelled two or more ways cati be used but once.
Words with two or more definitions can be used but once.
No single letters counted as words except. "A" and "O."
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TON CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
T, J. l'oster.I'ics. Klmcr II. Uiwall.Trcas.
It. J, Foster Btunley P. Allen,
Vice President. Secrctury.