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THE '80UAJSTOW XUltflTNE-WEDNESDAY, .DECEMBER 10, 1902
Published JMIIy Kxropt Rumtay, by Tha TrlhtiM
PiibllshloK C'ompany,at Fifty Ccnti n Mouth.
WW H. HICHAM)
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JnteVeil mt the l'ostofllcn nt Scranton, r. Second
Clues Hull Mattel.
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HC II ANTON, BI:cj:MHI:k 10, 190.'.
Am entwpilKliiR:, a successful and si
Diililiu-upiiltcd cltlr-n Is taken from nur
t'timniunlty by the sliirtllnsly Hiulilen
tle.ith of IJr. J. N. Wcc lie htid a mind
which was unusually keen In Its muH
tciy of htislncHH detail but It was not
:tbly a fair mind, and ulvn.s e.ttfor for
tho truth. I'ci.sonally ho wib it coin
jianlonable and n kciu-iouh ni.m, loyal
In his friendships and n staunch patti
min of whatever eiume ho espoused. He
will be mourned by many.
Every Tub en Its Own Bottom.
Till! HJUUTLESSNIiriS of the
eviction piorcfch ni lopie
scntcd In the testimony be
foie the strike commission
tonceinlns G. B. Mailtlo & Co., will
jirofoundlv Imprrss the' cuunliy. Tt Is
Indefensible, became it N inhuman.
Small wonder th.it wheie It h practiced
there lb bitter lectins betwetn employer
nntl cmplojed. t
On the luprat .side, it may he argued
that the tenant who lefuses to
jiuy overdue lent is liable lor
miction eveivwheie. Hut suiely
humanity calls tor home element of
mercy in .ill ciicumtances and doubly
!o where the conditions of employment
rfstilcl the emplo.o to lentil u ot com
pany hou-en. The testimony which has
been offeied with naid to Mniklo &
Co. has as et to untlcitro iebutt.il.
Therefoi e linal opinion must in full
ness bo w ithheld pendiiiB the completed
L3ut. as a matter of equity to lo il
openitoi.s ns :l elites, who ditfei little
from other men in their piejudiees and
sympathies, It should be borne In mind
that heartless eviction Is by no means
general. Whatever may be tho ttuth
concerning the methods oi Maikle &
tJo , instaneob abound In which opeiat
ois hue dealt jjeneiously with tenants
in mlsfot tune, not only c(iir.iiiK them
on credit over tight places but even sup
porting: them and their families over
jieiiods when emplojcs wete on stilke,
and cancelling many charges which
might legally have been pressed. AVe
do not think that this w ill be disputed
by men familiar with anthiaciie indus
The company house, like the companj
store, Is not an unmixed evil. Whether
it is an evil at all or not depends upon
the calibie of the management. Wheie
mineb aie opened in out-of-the-way
place?, establishing suddenly new in
dustrial communities, U Is often a con
venience to have the company from itb
available capital invest tho money
needed to build homes tor its employes
and open well-equipped stoics in which
they can purchase the-.'upplies for daily
living. AVitli nnything like lair and
honouible company management the
men themselves ate benefited by this
process. Hut where avarice and unkind
ncss chaiacteiize the management the
vil3 become serious and eventually un
bearable, and tho piublom Is where to
tlinvv the Hue.
To n large degiee, at loast In this sec
tion, the company stoic has dlsappenud
or exists as n pmely volunlaty Institu
tion, testing fahly ou Its commercial
merits. Company houses, too, ate fol
lowing In its footsteps, though in per
haps a majotlty of cases the company
bouse still piesents a more economic
and satisfactory piopositlou than the
independent tenement. Hut In view of
tho abuses to which tliebit fotms of
company cntcipiiso aio liable and thn
jnejudiccs which theso abuses call into
being, it Is seasonable to consider
whether both should not be abandoned
uniformly. Wlteio the wmker can get
steady vvoik at fair pay he can well bu
lett to paddlo his own canoo in tho mat
ter of llndiug a house to live In and a
store to trade In. Ami ceitalnly the
coal business will never bu satlstnctor
ily ud.ju.sted until theio shall bo steady
worj? at fair pay for all honest and ef
ficient hrot Irons needed In lib proseou
USlslrectiUod of tho late Tom lieed
thafjhe 5ae of Prcbldent JIcKlnley
nut'frnareriucat,' iiicli wftb fur the
ilppolntnioli"t'"-oC .Thuodoiu Hoosovelt as
asslBjaiiteccetai-y of tho navy. In tlilu
J'.Ib judgntettt was certainly vindicated.
t . ,.
g A Tcrnpt In a Teapot.
IIKN' fie,il(iii(f olllclally
of tho president of the
ynlted States tho Ian-
i - 'gtmge.of dignity nntl n,'.
ppeot fortlio ojllco sliould bo (tmnloyed.
' t:spelijllhould this bo the case In
proe(Jlnajjyh.ch am In the natuio of
t'ourttprcfccVaings, that ate spiead upon
perminontTjecords, and ,lierfthUil widely
in tjjo j n'osjjnpum Ah a people wo
ato runtlqufetVdly flacking In reverence
for omj fiwh-'.'scHtnts In nuthoilty, a
lackfiwIiljVifhfle,' no soilous among
iiicnandyrfmfiV'Oi Intelligence, may
caBllv becttnxo 'soiioua when It supplies
lncltem'entto Ill-balanced pilnds eig.
ins Vouard -anarchy.
Aljof this may, hcjwpver, be truo
wltl(flut raising the conduct of At
torney Hums to the status of lose
majesty. He spoke of Colonel Itoose
Aelt'js "Teddy," He asked u witness
iuu5that wUness thought of "Teddy"
Itoosevcil'o opljionn on, tho trust ques
tion. Med were wont to spenk of
Abraham Jjlnrotn an ''Abe'1 Lincoln,
and rVnn ita "Old Abe" and "Father
Abe," meaning no dlstppoct but lather
the conttaiy, u sense of peisonitl fel
lowship Indicative of an unusually
human rewind. We think that this Is
the sense In which nlnety.nlne men out
of a hundtiul use tho familiar let in
"Teddy" lit teferilng lo President
tlonicvpll, Thoy have for that famil
iarity tho omluciit example of Theo
dore ltoot'Vclt himself, whose speech
with vlsltoiH, oven those who visit him
on missions having to do with of
llclal business, Is unceremonious, tin
eonvcntl.onal and without a trace of
the nustcic solemnity commonly asso
ciated with the presidential ofllco. He
In "Teddy" to his fi lends and they are
"Tom",- "Dick" and "Harry" to him.
The Idea of disrespect doctt not enter
their minds nor his. AVe are confident
fiom what we know of Attorney Hums
that It did not enter his. The sensi
tiveness of acnernl Wilson oiv the sub
ject does ciedit to the delicacy of his
susceptibilities but has tended tin duly
to magnify a matter not In itself of
grave or weighty Importance.
The temperament of men largely de
cides how they ino tefcried to by their
fellow men. Colonel Itoosevelt has
pre-eminently tho vital, full-blooded,
humanistic temperament calculated to
Inspire affection and devotion but not
ceieinonlallsm. He will have to Iw
made over before ho can be anything
but "Teddy" In tho minds, hearts and
speech of the great majotlty of his
Dlstilct Piesldent Nichols by his ser
vices in behalf of the Vnlteil Mine
Woikeis of Ameilen. has earned the
promotion which he seeks, the national
vlee-piesideney of that oiganlzatlon.
Ho has been John Mitchell's light bow
el throughout the whole anthtaclte
movement. To the v Ictors belong the
honors and the power. Mr. Nichols Just
now Is easily second If not first among
the v Ictors.
Reed's Farewell flossage.
THi: MHXTAL, attitude habit
ual with the late Thomas B.
Heed was that of the satir
ist, cynic and dogmatist,
tislnur the woid cynic In Its kindlier as
pect. Mr. Heed's cynicism had no bit
terness In it and no Intent of wounding
otheis. It was a ehaiaeteilstie akin to
the dogmatism of his nature, which
was vety sttong. He had little of that
eout tly tolerance lor the opinions of
otheis which was, for example, so
marked a chaiacterlbtlc of 'William
McKinley, Mr. Heed's successtul Uval
for tho' piesldency. It Is necessaiy to
understand this in order lo approach
talrly til.'- last communication ad
diessed by Mi. Heed to the American
people his article in the Deccmbei
North Atneiican Iteview entitled
"What Shall Wo Do with the T.nlffV"
His notion of what wo should do with
the t.iiiff was that wo bhoulr: let it
alone. Said he with timely terseness:
"Wo are floing more than well and need
not hunt for disaster. Tli.it will come
In duo time." And again: "What would
you say was the ideal Industrial condi
tion ot a nation? Kveiybody at work.
Just now we have everybody at work.
And yet we think we want something
else. It we Ue?p on Hissing we shall
get It." Hut it was less to the tailff
part of Mr. Heed's ni tide than to what
he says on the subject of tiusts ho
calls them cot poratlons that we had in
mind to call attention, for it Illustrates
with peculiar vividness the dominant
Halts in Tom Heed's mentality.
After showing how tho big corpoia
tions of the piesent day have evolved
inevitably from the conditions of mod
ern life, less because those who went
into them wanted them than because
they were foiced into them in oider to
pi event competition fiom cutting each
other's thioats, and after pointing out
that the moment one big concern exhibit.-,
evidences of unusual profits im
mediately millions of other capital be
comes crazy to get Into the same busi
ness, thus effectually Insuring the pub
lic again extoition, he ptoceeded cut
tingly, and with unmistakable thiusts
at the white house, which in his opinion
was never the place that it would ha c
been had Thomas !. Heed been Us oc
cupant: The fact Is that every business man
now knowb that tho only monopoly any
body can get, except tho tempoiary one
of patent1-, to which no one objects, d by
piocluclng some nrtlcle cheaper and sell
ing It cheap r than any other makti.
Whether such .1 monopoly K obnoxious
and to bo stamped out I leave to tho wlso
declamation of the filomls ot the people.
It would be a good plan it somnbodv
whe believes In the ellleaey ot Kglsl.itlrp
would sit down and dtaw bin statute and
put into vvouls his constitutional amend
ment, nnd seo whciu lin would arrive,
"llnor," says tho wise l.atln, "links In
genetalltles." 'lo talk ot doing some
thing by means of something, If you do
not f)i city the something to bo dono or
the way to do It, lb a vvaslo of time.
After all tho language which has been
used about the great 001 poratlons, one Is
a llttlo smpiibcd at tho lack of tpecillca
tlon. Almost ovijlnnly announces that
what v.e need is "pnbllcllj." Uvtn this
Is vague. Do ou opect tho public to bo
Inliuxted with llio cost sheets? If you do
not, then what will our publicity amount
to' if mi mean by "publltltj" such a
'tut merit as will ciuble the outsider to
buy wisely, or the stockholder to sell nt
tho true value, t imr wo may bu going
bejond tho luiivinec of lieu government,
which ctitalnly thii tur bus leli the task
of keeping lib' liugeis out of the lit o to
tho eltlzen whoso lingers they weie.
Hut cannot wo slop this stoek-wuteilng?
Munt wo not do It? Well, tho valuo of
stock Is vejry much a matter of opinion.
It will bo noticed that the slot); ot one of
our gleatost coinp.mlci can bo bought for
less than W. Tho par vuhiu is $lfo, in
inn judgment of the world tbera Is V)
per cent, water, and hi tho market tho
water Is Hquectcd out. Pould a leglsla
tutu do tt moro oltecluall ? As that sumo
stock sold at D3, thera was a time when
tho ii wn- only II por cunt, of water. Is
It piopocd in the uuw ennstltutlouul
amendment to snceliy how often tho test
lor water Is to be applied? Am tho stock
holders to bo assesbed dally for tho vnil
Otlous of each da), 01 aio tho dhcctois
to bo Indicted dally? Shall olHertb ol the
government determine tho value, or tho
publlo In open maiket?
Tieio Is a pleeo of wisdom a old as tho
woihl, which Is worthy ot all causldctn
tlon. Let us not bo In hnslo about gicat
matteis. When you don't know whut to
do, don't do it. If tho pinposltton is to
press an onk bark Into an acoiu, It hud
better bo carefully considered.
There you have- Tom Heed In his most
representative attitude the attitude ol
pungent, half-humorous, halt-satlrlc
ctltlclsm, with tho dogmatism of tin
giant addressing chlldicu. That In his
lonrj, contjresslonai Hfo this ctltlclsm of
hlslnlmltable, h resistible, tit times al
most Inhuman did much In extin
guishing freak legislation and In hold
Int: eougiesH within limits Is unde
niable and constitutes, Indeed, his one
permanent claim in fame Hilt It Is a
pity that a mind so able nnd billllunt
might not also have been endowed with
the capacity for consti notion an well as
for satcasiu and demolition,
The tumbles of tho Maseagnl opeia
company should excite sympathy In
stead of flippant nlluslon, It was at
first supposed that (hey wcio hugely
artificial and possibly the creation ot
nn Ingenious piess agent! but now 11 Is
clear that this gifted composer and con
ductor has been having teally lough
sledding while cndeavntlng to Instruct
and cnteitaln tho Ametlcan public. For
this the paid public should be sorry,
because It may have the effect or shoit
enlng the pcilod of Us rnloyment and
dlscouiagc other distinguished artists
from bringing the sheaves of their gen
ius across tho witter for Its benefit.
Ameilcans haven tight to feel flatleied
that their country Is becoming of
enough importance fiom an tutlsllc
standpoint lo attract foielgners like
Mnsengnl tufd their welcome should be
encouiaglng In pioportlon to tho mult'
of these nowconieiH Into our enteitnln
ment field. Ait Is ttnlvcisal and so Is
gonitis. Let us applaud both as they
deseive and show to notable vlsltuis es
pecially that wo are not ludlll'cicnt to
their good will.
Putnnni Uiadlce Stiong and May Yoke
have decided lo bandon their lesldence
at Uuenos Aytcs and ictutn home.
They evidently llnd life iiksomo out of
iitnge of tho sensational newspaper te
porteis. Owing to the fact that the Sultan of
Turkey has sutvived numeious ultl
luatunis, Piesldent Castro doubtless
does not feel paitlculaily alaimtd at
the piesent cilsls.
Theio is no reason why the aimy
canteen should not have as good an
effect upon moi.ils ns the Capitol hill
A good many people are still of the
opinion that it Is Impossible to talk
labor troubles to death.
Mr. Diyan is evidently not standing
near enough to the 'phone these das
for the best effects.
Trade Ualtie of
R1:ALIZ1N"CJ our need of markets It Is
encouiaglng to make tho good pmj
less that has " been made commet
clally in the ti.ule ot om bianeli
establishment in the Oilent, tho Philip
Accoullnj to llgutes taken fiom bulletin
No. U, United Stales dep.ii tint nt ol' agil
eultiue, scctloi. of fotelgn maikct-, Pi auk
II. Hitchcock, chiet, tho Ihltish tonsMl
at Manila, collectctl data of the appiosl
niato value of Impoits into the Philippines
timing the tlneo jc.us tlW-T;, lmmo
diutely pi lor to out oeciipatlon.
The llgmcs aio as lollows.
of which amounts an nvetagc annual
value ot $1J5,1'!J camo fiom tlu United
Wo oieupled llio is! mil in the fall of
19S. Piom then till Jutte.lij, 1'JUJ, le-, tha i
four jeais, and in splto of tho distuibu!
condition of the lenltorj, the total Itnpol
tatlous weie JDC,l.-joyi, ncuilv four thins
as much as in the ilnee c.ns, pi lor to
oar occupation. In fact ihe one year, ll'O-',
tho impoits wtto $J2,lll,Si: (eceiillng
nn J ear in tho histoiv of the aiuhlpel
ago), which Is about IT.OM.OQO moio than
the tin eo cars JS.Ti-7 On the t,ia.",i,'Jl
Impoits, the duties collected wcu ovct
S-'J.'w.WO. Our sha:o of theso impoits
the incitaso for 1M." over WiX', being II!
Those Impoit llgiues dining our occu
pation do not include pun liases entiud
tieu of dtitv at tho Phillpiihic custom
house for tho use ol the t'nltid Stales
mllltury government, the Insular govern
ment, or any of Its submdinate biaiiclioi
Philippine tiade has also suffoicd sn
vi'iel, hlnec our occupation, Horn the
lavages of the ihiiteipcst, tholcui and
It Is also necessary to e.splatn that the
flgiiies do not fully lepresent the sliiuo
ot Ameilcan goods In tho Impoits. for
tho icariu that much and immv of om
shipments pass through lions Kong and
aie icpoilcd as oiiglnatlng fiiim mat
point This dlfllciilty will bo obviated
when wo have a lino ot Ameilcan vessels
ot piopcr speed and capacity sailing tiu
qucntly ami legulailj to .Manila, and
when tho haibor Impiovenients under
consliiictlon and piojeeled, make Manila
tin shipping ccutci ot Ameilcan business
hi the Oilent, and a piopeily equipped
llval lo the IhllMi u.ido and shipping
center of Hong Kong and Shifeapoie.
Turning to tho epoit tiade ot tho Phil
ippines, wo Unci that our puich.ise.s have,
tabled dining the last two jeats, besides
many l.ugo shipments of hemp to Ihuope
and Hong Kong, destined lea- uso in tin
United States and oventuallv teaching
hcie, but classed hoio as Hiltlsh or Ihi
This Is pioven by the fact that llio Ma
nila lecoids show $l,!W,KW vvoilh of hemp
sent to the 1'nltetl Ivlngdom, as llual point
of destination dining l'KU, vvhllo t'nltid
Hlati'M ifcoids tor tho same ytar show
$l,S"iii,flOO woitli as Impoitcd fiom tlK
In tho louileen mois, ls-vi-lsii, tho im
poits nggit gated only J1",im) nnd the
e.spoito only f.t),iiii,iiOii, I'onstquently out
Impoi t llgurcs ot ?W,0nn,tx fot less th in
lour jenib, has moio than llo and ono
hnlf limes tho Spanish llguus ot J17,k
(M for font Icon eais, I lining thoao four
teen ems mu sluuo ot tho sales lo tho
Philippines avtingtd only the paltry sum
ol JliO.wo yc.uly
In 1WJ our sales, inci eased $l,lS0,fw ovei
I'M, giving us a l.tlhig of II per tent,
whilii 111" Spanish tiiult) decllmd to n uit
lug of 7 pel cent. The shatu of tin
I'nlUd Khigdcan tabs at 17 per cent., but
her loss In 1!'0.' was one-flllh, ot which $1,
50o,(ii1 was lor cotton gootla, which we
Tho well inantgi'd buieau of lusulai
nlfahs, Colonel Claieneo P. lldwiiula,
rhlnf. fiom tho advance sheets ot whoso
tortluomiiig lull icpoit these flgou.i aiu
etl(icied coiieluiles by saving
"Tho oNpmt lU'iues of tho nichlpelago
In tho ilseal jcar l!Hi weio laigei, vlth
two exceptions ls"i) and HV), than In an
Sen of lla hlstoiy. Tlio last llscal eai
thows an hieieasci ovei IJill, $lifilt,tj
v.oi III of moiehandlho being epotcd, ot
which lliu United Kingdom and United
fetates iccclvtd neaily H'i,0(Xi,0irt hi pi.ie
tleally equal piopoi lions Howover, lliu
iO'ipoitatlon of hemp to this countiy
thtoimh tho United Kingdom places thu
1'nlted States far hi advance as tho lead
ni; mai he t for Philippine pioducts at tho
Whllo wo have bro id Ameilcans llku
low i nor Tnft and his assbt.iuts, in
:liaigc of our branch hii tho Oi lent, wo
teed not wony as lo llio gi owing und
iltlmatu value of theso new poisesslous
of ours. Walter 3. Uullutd.
(! ! . f . . . -y . & it it h !
feet. You save one
i Rubbers. .
Men's Arctics S5o, $1.00 and 1.25 J
Men's Wooiisoclcet O11111 Hoots $2 25
Men's Felt Uiiots and Overs. ..$2, $1.75 and $1.50
Men's Storm Uubbors 50c and 75c
Men's Sandals 50c and 75c
All our Footwear, as
iy -.WWil irw.JfjwJh.
Boots, corae3 direct from the factcries to your feet,
', therefore you easily save one-fourth.
The most acceptable Christmas gifts are easily
selected from our superb stock.
Remember that our good-sense Christmas gifts
f will be delivered auy time you choose.
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Wholesale and Retail.
! 4 3 $ !! 4 ! C !
ll-V 1 lAlb s. ..TTL, ,-'
m w.B-"; m "x
This Is guaranteed by the Hodgeman Rubber Co 's Storm Coats and
Mackintoshes. We have them In all grades from $5.00 to $25.00.
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rE ARE READY to show
Pianos but everything
entirely different tone to
see us and talk It over We will be pleased to show you our
beautiful stock of Holiday Pianos and explain our easy payment
plan. We make it possible for every home to have a Piano.
Store OpuMi Evenings This Hon.h.
We offer you a new piano from $175 up to $1050, and guarantee
every Piano we sell. Pianos selected now will be held for
Christmas delivery If desired. Don't put off ; come now and
look through our store.
N. A. HULBERT
Z i 'h "h l 5' i J h i J ! J J ! 'J"1
4 - t ! t i ! $ 41 f t
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the factory to your I
- fourth 1-4.
25c. 40c, 50c
Misses' and Cliil-
d run's Itnbbers.. .25c
Youths' (jIuiu Hoots.
Boys' Gum Boots.
Child's Storm King
Misses' and Youths'
Storm King Boots,
Child's Happy Gum ::.
Boots 75c, $1.00
well as our Rubbers and
1 14- ll6 Wyoming Ave.
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4. $, $, 4. 4. .j. 4. 4, .4, .j. 4. 4, .;. .j. 4. . 4,j,
our holiday stock, not only of
musical. A Piano gives an
a home. Batter come and
9 WYOMING AVE.
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HENRY I3ELIN, JR.,
General Asent tor tha VTyoinica District tor
Du pout's Powder
UlnlDg, ntutin;, Sportlo;, Fmokelen an) the
Repauno Chemical Ccmpauy'ii
Ealely ruse, Caps and Eiplodcra. Hcom J Cou
sell Uultdms .Bciantcn.
JOHN B. MI1T1I 4. SON ,.M....riymoath
E. W, UUUJUA.N ,,,,,..., VlllUaue
am AfKm?- h.
l: ' TlKWT-vl:
Twenty Christmas Presents
To na Given by The Scrnnton Tribune to tiic Cltliarcn of
Scrmttoti nnd Nortlicastcrn Pennsylvania.
One Present $20,00 In Gold $20.00
One Present, 10.00 In Gold 10.00
One Present 5.00 In Gold 5.00
Two Presents 3.50 Bach 5.00
Five Presents 1.00 Eacli 5.00
Ten Presents 50c Each 5.00
Total Twenty Presents
Tim TRIBUNE'S SCCOND ANMJAI.
Jtmi Educational Contest
A Contest in Word-Bulldliijc.
Who Can Make the Atom Words Out of the Letters In
T-M-E H-O-M-E P-A-P-E-R.
THIS IS much easier. than last year's contest, and twenty of the
brightest boys and girls will seenre Chrlsmas Gifts In cash for
making the largest number of words out of these letters. It Is
lots of fun to think of the words and hunt them up In the dictionary, and
besides it will help you with your spelling. You will be surprised at the
number of different ways these twelve letters can be used.
Rules of the Contest.
Presents will be given to the boys or girls, whose parents or guard
ians are subscribers to THE TRIBUNE, building the largest number of
words out of the letters contained in "The Home Paper."
No letter 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 "H's" or three "E's."
Only words defined in the MAIN PORTION of "Webster's Inter
national Dictionary" (edition of 1898) will be allowed. Any dictionary
can be used, but 111 judging the contest THE TRIBUNE will debar all
words not found in Webster's.
Proper names, or any other words appearing in the "Appendix" will
not be allowed.
Obsolete words are admitted if defined in the dictionary.
Words spelled two or more ways can be used but once.
Words with tvo or more definitions can be used but once.
No single letters counted as words except "A" and "O."
How to Write Your List.
Write on one side of the paper only.
Write very plainly ; if possible, use a typewriter.
Place the words alphabetically.
Vrite your name, age, addre.s and number of words at tho top
of your list. ' x
Write the name of parent or guardian with whom you live and
whoiis a regular subscriber to THE T4IBUNE.
'Fold the list DO NOT ROLL.l
CONTEST CLOSES SATURDAY. DECEMBER 20TH at 5 P. M.
All letters of inquiry for information will be promptly answered. Ad
dress your list of words, or any question you wish answered, to
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