Newspaper Page Text
'. - '? w Fffrj&r
ir t r TTrrr- igtt
,. . ---- nTjsr"., "'-
'""wjBpjifvy. v VFj
VW -WSJ . VI
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY, .JUNE , lOUtf.
Clje .Scranfon CriBtme
ruMMitvl Dull," nxrrrt Sumliiy. r.r Tli Trlb.
unc Publishing I'empmy, t Pltty CcnU aMont.lt
8. IllCIIAni), Editor.
HV.Ui:U, lluliicsi Manicer.
New York Cfflcol 1M Xamu St.
S. S. vntKI.ASD,
Sole Agent for foreign Advertising.
Entered it llic Po,tofnce t Scranton, Ta., J
Bccond Ulan Mill Matter.
tthen 'pace) will permit, The Tribune Is al
wjo rlail to print short letters from tti friends
bearlns on ruirent topic, but lt rule Is that
these- mut be slcneel. for publication, by the
wrlter'a real name: and the condition precedent
to acceptance Is that all contilbutlons shall be
subject to editorial revision.
scran'tox, juxi: ::, 1000.
Proidcnt-Vv II.t.IAM McKINM'.V.
Conprrsmen-at-I.ircc OAI.USiU A (SHOW,
IMIIr.RT II niKUDKlir.l!.
Auditor General-i:. II. H.ltI)i:Mli:it(llI.
foncre.-WIM,t Wt COWI.IX.
JihIrp flKOIHli: M. W.VIMIS.
Mlfrlfl-.IOll ii. n:i.i.ow.
Treasurer .1. A. SCltASTOV
District Attorney-WII.I.IM 11. LEWIS.
l'rnthonnlary JOIIV tOl'KI.WI).
Clerk of Courts 0lS 1'. HANICW.
llrcorder of llccels ..MIL BONN.
llrEhtcr ol Uills-W. K. MX'lv.
Jury Commltoloncr UHVAM) II. STl'IMiUS.
Tlrst nistrlcl-TIIOlS .7. ItllYXOI.RS.
Serniiil District JOIIV StllKmiR, Jit.
Tliinl Distrlrt-nitWAHl) JAMKS. ,111.
Fourth District I'. A. PlllUIIV
11 wis JtiHt us well that no part of
Iho ticket was boss made. That which
the people nominate they will elect.
-sHi: SHCKKT of the unex
ampled munipn won ny
Presilrtent McKlnley In n re-
nomlnatlon conferred by
spontaneous unanimity is twofold. It
mijrht be accounted for to the H.UIsfae
tlon of logicians by MiyiiiR that it came
as the natural result of an exception
ally s-ucrcssful administration, an ad
ministration which has not only wit
nessed and aided the progress of the
nation from panic to plenty but which
has also, thanks chiefly to Divine
Providence, been the Instrument of
bursting the fetters which had bound
the lepubllc In a position of compara
tive Isolation and of placing it fore
most among the potvcis which shape
the destinies of the human raie.
The extraordinary achievements in
both peace and war which stand to the
credit of William McKlnley would have
made him the logical candidate of his
patty for the teuoiulnation yesterday
conferred without dissent, but they
would not ncccssailly have removed
tlie elements of antagonism which In
icry piovlous national convention
have appeared against tin' man In
power. It i the complete absence of
opposition after tour years of giving
out pationage which makes lem.irk
nble the triumph of Major McKlnley
.-.nil to account for It we must con
sider the personality and temperament
of the man; his absolute slnceilty lit nt
of all; Ids wondeiful patience and self
poise, his Instinctive kindliness and op
timism, his clean chaiacter, puto pur
pose and tact. The truth Is that It Is
not posrlblo even for the politician who
did not got what he wanted to say an
unkind word against the man in tlia
white house or to petslst In n pur
pose of revenge. This personal factor
In the presidential equation accounts
for the unprecedented concurrence of
all shades and types of public and
party opinion In the piopriety of Mr.
McKlnley's reuominatiou; and It sup
idles also the largest element of hope
for his re-election. Logic docs not al
ways predominate In poll t let). Hood
work is not always appreciated as It
should be. Under Harrison the coun
try was prospoious, but It denied him
a second twin. Something more is
needed to onllt the active Intel est of
a majority of our citizenship. The can
didate should be able and brave but
lie must be warm-hearted and lov
able. The people demand a leader who
is of their kin.
The contrast between Major McKln
ley and Colonel Roosevelt Is striking
but It is also fffei the in making the
ticket popular. Wlieto McKlnley is
steady, patient, self-rant tolled, lions,.,
velt is all action, animation and lire.
Yet their differences are differences of
temperament; there is no divergence in
ideals. Each Is the complement of the
other In Incorruptible honesty and
honor; In faith in the btlghter side; in
devotion to country and conscience.
McKlnley's Js the suier hand, tlio
steadier arm, the butter bioadened aiH
ballasted mind: but ltoosoelt pie.
emlnently typifies the neivous energy
which supplies the motive power of
American achievement, and ho is
t broadening In Intellect and In self.
command every day. The convention's
, draft of him into n nomination he did
not want icllects the Irresistible lm
'puIsiV of the nation; It was. In Its way,
a tribute tiul as merited ami fully as
human on the sldu of sentiment as was
the unanimity for McKlnley. That It
dofcated his own Inclination and am
bition Is temporal lly his misfortune;
but who can say that ilmu will not
Hanna and Quay are too old at tho
gamo to harbor tesentinents. They
undoubtedly understand each other,
tho former cspecliklly.
Tactics That Recoiled.
-TpHE ABSENCE of honest
I comment on tho Roosevelt
JL movement from tho columns
of tho Philadelphia press,
mor,u especially tho Wanamaker por
tion of It, was a noticeable feature of
tho t convention. It would seem that
for no other reason than because Colo
nel Quay ndvocatcd the Rough Rider's
; nomination, tho anti-Quay papers of
jhe convention city took It Into their
heads that Roosevelt had to bo treated
'like u pickpocket. And so they printed
column after column calculated to
.croato tho impression that Roosevelt
had no mind of his own, that Hanna
and the administration leaders Merc
dlsguctecl with him, and that by his
vnclllatlon nnd lack of ballast ho wns
rapidly digging his political grave nnd
piling dirt over his Implanted collln.
They even invented Interviews with
Hnnnn In which the. Ohio senator was
quoted as having expressed most eon
temptuouii opinions of Iloosevclt and
as having tried to do Roosevelt's
thinking and talking for him.
As n matter of fact, the position
which Hooseclt took and maintained
was consistent throughout and lin
could not have assumed n different
one without Klvlng Just offense both
to the friends of the other can
didates for the vice presidency nnd to
those liopuhllcuns who believe that the
inajotlty will of n national convention
has the force of law to every loyal
partisan. Ho said he did not want to
be the nominee for vice president; ho
said he believed his best duty to party
and country lay In nnother term ns
governor at Albany; ho Implored his
renl friends In the convention, those
who were not using his name simply
os a property of machination or in
trigue, to respect his wish nnd Judg
ment. More he could not, less he
would not, do. Kor him to have as
serted peremptorily that he would de
cline If nominated would have been an
insult to the will of tlio Republican
party nnd would have Justified a
charge of Insufferable egotism and
stubbornness. Senator Hanna under
stood Roosevelt's position nnd re
spected It. The assertions to the con
trarj were lies evolved from malicious
gossip or wilful Intent to Injure. The
president also understood It. Every
body understood It who came In con
tact with the chief actors of the drama
or had the faintest insight Into the
propiletlcs of such nn occasion.
The 'Wanumukcr organs nlono tried
to blackguard nnd defame the choice
of the convention for vice president
and the only conceivable motive they
can possibly have had for doing so was
the e'emented belief that by belittling
Roosevelt they might minimize Quay.
No wonder the convention, in disgusted
recoil from such i.eurvy journalism,
forced Koosovclt to run and gave Quay
the one great personal ovation of tho
The committee on torchlights and
banquets at Philadelphia may not
have achieved national reputation, but
It must not be Imagined that they did
not have any fun.
Hot Water as a flotive Power.
XPERIMENTS looking to the
improvement of motive
tower In urban tapid transit
ate piocecdlng at a rate
which promises early In the twentieth
century to revolutionize the modes of
shoit distance travel. With liquid air.
compressed air, stoiago battery and
steam experiments the public is ul
le.idy familiar, and now in a pamphlet
Just icccivcd from a New York cones
pondent, a new project1 is announced.
According to tho ltifotmatlon which
It sets forth, the Ktoiage Power com
pany, a corporation composed of some
of the principal railroad men In tlio
country, lias for two ycats been expeil
rnenting with the Prall system of heat
ing hot Wilier to a temperature of 500
degiees and pounds piessure per
squaiv '.Mil, stoilng It in tanks,
which ate placed underneath tho
car ft om which small quantities
of water are taken In homeopathic
doses through the medium of a
measuring valve, which relenscs the
water under this pressure and tem
perature to the clearance space In the
cylinders of a stnndaullzed engine
placed on the trucks of the car, where
it immediately flashes into steam and
expends its forco ngainst the pistons.
A car has been successfully operated
under tho most ndverso conditions on
the New York Central rallioad at a
speed of 25 tulles per hour on up and
down grades. As a icsult of these ex
periments, a standard railroad coach
is being equipped and will bhortly bo
In operation on the same road. Tho
efllcleney of the method has been fully
established and only the working out
of the system in actual practice re
mains. Tlio chief claims made for this sys
tem site the extreme simplicity of the
generating plant which consists only
of a standard boiler, nnd pump to
teed it, and the fact that there is less
weight and greater mileage duo to the
utilization of all the available heat
units instead of only about 33 1-3 per
cent., as in the best of the other
powers used In street railway service.
In clectiicity and compicssed air there
aie expensive plants to generate the
power, and expensive wires and equip
menl on cars bufoie it can lie utilized.
In using super-heated water, tho
power is turned Into woik at tho point
of Its generation, i. e in the cylinders.
This simplicity of construction and
operation is the great advantage in
view of the absence of tlio compli
cated machinery necessary In elee
ttlclty and compressed air. In addi
tion to tlio simplicity of tho apparatus
requlr.l, great economy Is claimed tor
the l'tall system. The ,iamphlet Illus
trates this as follows:
Taking llic picture of mper-liciti'il vvjler nt
.MM pouudi per MUirr inch, II will c.irry lse
llnti-li tlinmal units pi'r I,eVi pound of water.
It lus I mil prmid in nil ims of the bct fctram
riikiuix. In locoiiiotltc! wllkc, Hut w It li tU.IKH)
Itritla.li tlKiuul null, one linrf-puui'r mi driver
can e pmdiiiod. This Likes into t oiililcratlii
nil tlio luitlil londcimtlim l.iss, to'iilur ultli
tlio heat gim up for actual uurk In the iy
Under, Thus it will be xccii that utllllic the
450,000 JliitUli thermal units in the KMnoir,
there would be tor ccry 1,000 pounds of water
carried on tho car, at Iia-.t tnchf liorc-oucr
hours. The standard auhmbin car to carry the
requisite number of people for that character of
work weighs 41,000 pounds fctaudard equipment
and 3,000 pounds of water, together with roMT
olraud motors would carry this weight to about
60,000 pounds. This would (The at lea.t thirty
ell horse-power hours with n-ien pounds tractive
efiort per ten on tho car with its load of loo
passenKeis. A suburban car would opuale on
one charco of hot water for one hour, with a
Biirplus at a speed of forty miles per hour, and
thcro are wy few niburban runs in the world
that exceed forty miles. The tanks under the
car may be charged with hot water In two mln
utes. There is no doubt of the safety of the
tjsteni, Inasmuch aa the prcssuie of &uo pound)
per uuiare Inch is considered perfectly safe by
mechanical engineers. Compressed air Is t.uc
cesiftilly contained In tubes, or bottles, under a
presume of 2,400 pounds per square Inch, nor Is
there uuy difficulty In proldlnjf tanks which will
retain the heat In the water sufficiently lone to
make it cffccthc, as there are many known sub.
stances which successfully limit radiation.
Tho first real experiments In allow
Ing hot water to give up Its latent
heat within tho cylinder of the engine
wero made in Washington In 1S0S, and
were n continuation of experiments
made In the transmission of hot water
for power tried In tho streets of Now
York and Uoston some years previous
by William K. Prull. As the result of
these experiments very broad patents
were secured on the art of converting
super-heated water Into working forco
by charging super-heated wnter Into a
cylinder In regulable quantities nnd
tho successive expanding of wnter In
tho series of cylinders. This Is tho
fundamental basis of tho supor-hea'Joil
water system, The development of
this system ns contemplated In Now
York city will certainly bo watched
The movements of representatives of
tho powers In China will undoubtedly
bo regarded with less apprehension by
the world at large than they would
have been contemplated under like
circumstances a few years ago. The
United States has demonstrated In
Cubu that It Is possible for a civil
ized nation to net unselfishly In tho
cause of humanity.
Rev. A. C. Jeffries, father of tho
pugilist, says that "Jim will keep on
with tho fighting business until ho
gets licked and will then seek tho
Lord." This Is the manner In which
a good deal of religion everywhere
has been brought about.
An exchange Intimates that Japan's
interest In the affairs at China are In
part prompted by a desire to try her
new urmy and navy.
Senator Hilly iMason was on hand to
supply sympathy for those In need;
but tho opportunity ho longed for
Tho hurrah element at Philadelphia
came very near forgetting that a
president was to be nominated also.
The Hague people must have been
convinced ere this that It was a bad
year for peace conferences.
Tho Chinese government seems to
be In league with the madc-to-order
war dispatch writers.
Roosevelt seems to have been tho
victim of his own honesty.
Canton, O., wishes to bo placed on
the map once more.
Incidents of the
Speciil Correspondence of The Tribune.
Philadelphia, June 20. I wish I roulrl cxpn )
llic firt sensation which: assails one .it the view
of this err it. convention hall. It is houielhing
tliat.no nutter how- well piipaiisl jou may be
for a wonderful scene, uu will be utterly stir
priseel at the realitj.
It is dimcult to imagine this picture. Per
haps an idea would be had if the entile court
he u-e square eould be coieeivcel as iineler eine
great structinc, roofeel. It seems, chiefly with
gla, Ho light It is, snd set airy. Imagine it
hung in festoons of reel, white nti'l blue, with
the colts of arms of the statci, with thousaneh
of Hags, with ropes of green and the wimlovva
wreathed In pdins, but this Isn't all the picture.
The floor reserved for the ilelegates riacs on the
four sides in a gradual ascent. To get the full
elfe-et jou must be In the gallery, from whlih
the thousnnels of people can be seen. You will
then realize that but for bihl beads anil ladles'
hits a vast assemblage of many thousand persons
would be extremely monotonous. To this the
white lettering on the red and black placards
designating the delegations adds a brilliance of
As I write Marcus Atirellus Hanna Is opening
the convention So admirable are the acoustic
ptrpertles of tills colossal building and so un
expectedly powerful is the voice of Mr. Hanna
that every wonl can be hcarel to the uttermost
corner. As he mentions the name of McKlnley
men stand on chairs, thej wave flags and their
hats, they jell, they almost weep witli excite
ment; women wave hanelkcrchlcfs, fans, gloves,
opera glasses ami occasionally sandwiches for
one of the vagaries of this convention is the
Ignoring of the luncheon hour.
Mr. Hanna is Just as fat as the ni'uspiners
represent hlui and he has just as many chins
ami the sine soil of oirs. Todiv ho wears a
hroid and cpinlve waistcoat; not a Timothy
Voodrntf vrai&tcoit, but a white one spotless
and shining. Ills lelt lapel Is covered with
glittering bulges. Ills mmner is blind and
ple.i-.aut. lie doses his remarks with "There
is no such word as fall." 'I his Isn't original
with Mr. H.iuna, but his imperative- appropria
tion of it marks it for his own, and prnbibly
hereatter the statement about "In the bright
leicoii of joutb, etc.," will be understood as
belonging exclusively to Mark A. llinna. He
slU ilutifully through every session and listens
Senator Woleott Is pmbibly about the hanel-se.ine-t
nun they eould have seleeteel for the
decagon and tills convention is full of hanel
Henry I'abot Lodge is the most elegint looking
man who has vet appealed on the platfcum. He
isn't as hiudsiime as Wolcott, not as sleek as
( liauiuer Drpevv, but he Is elegant in tho true
sen.1' of the wonl, ralibinks looks like a
pieieher, ami like some of the ministerial pro
loslnii vou can't hear him speak.
If jou illdn't know tint "Tcdelv," as every
beielv eMlls the governor of New York, is really
a great and good mm, vou would think him
nn aunteur living to do a stunt ns ,i bandit.
lov he ever got to be a hero with that wlekeil,
hlonil-lhlrsty grill of his Is one of the miracles
which frequently takes plieo In Arnold. lie
nlns.vs conies In for H great big roaring cheer
whenever he appears. So does C haune ey Ilepevv
In fact, this is .1 vast guoePuatured audience
which loves to cheer ami veil and whistle. em
all Join in whether or not vou know what the
other people aic making such a row about.
The Pennsylvania delegation contains the few
est bald heads; leniiessec has the most blaek-
Inlied delegates; South Dakota sends mot
clark-complexloiieel tepicsentativcs; District of
Columbia has the most negro rldcgates, and
Aruoni's mill have most braids.
Hut speaking of ovations, there Ins been nolh
lug like t;u.i.v's. An odd thing about tills le
markable demonstration which was given when
ever his name was mentioned was the stHintanr
lly and the general expression of enthusiasm. It
was not confined to 1'eunsvlvanla; it was not
forced, not perfunelory; it was Just us Irre
pressible as n cj clone. The platform, the ilele
gates hv hundreds, the spectators all over the
va.t building simply hunt forth In a great
(horns of hand dapping, shouts, whistles and
wildest delight. It rang out In a long and
continuous swell of sound, half paused ami then
broke into an outburst more vehement than be
fore. There was n joung girl Just hick of the
pi ess seats. She was a picture In white and
red, a marrelous creation of accordion plaits
ami filmy folds As the applause stalled In she
raUed evervliody In the vicinity from Ids seat
by a cry that was a crews between a warvvhoop
and a eollege veil; then she wept softly until
her veil wns dabbled with moisture. She seenieel
to consider that nn explanation was due to the
people nearby, as she remarked with u fliuli:
"I live nut In Mr. (Quay's ellstilet, and I know
him so well that I can't help shouting when I
think how badly he has been lirated, and jet
how- much the people teally ilo like him alter
all," And those who lira id the maiden's little
speech felt a thrill of sympathy.
Ihat was the strarze tiling about It, Here
was 4 man who had been called all the bad
names In the language, who bad been persecuted
to an unparalleled degree, whom people who
read certain papers must almost suspect of hav
ing a clocen licof n man who hid nothing to
fslc, whose palronaco is popular!) tiellcuil to
lie n thing of the past a man. In short, who
was supposed to be dead and here a Brent as
KcmblAce, audi as is seen but once In a lifetime,
pies half mad with excitement nt the slsrht of
the modct flpurp In cray polnK down the nlsle,
or nt the sound of his name spoken from the
platform. It was a M-ene truly to be renum
bered, nnd we, who were there, arc triad to re
All, except a few people. I'our of them hi hi
a consolation service In the ladies' parlor after
the convention, nnd there was every evidence
that they wero aflllcted. Thij wire I'Iiiii, Ma
de, llavld Martin nnd Von Ilonnhiint, nnd n
listener who at near heard some thlncs that
would probably have made ijuai i-milo. TIHr
wives were aloi.K, koiiio of them at least, but
even thcte sweet spirits could not allay the
Irrllatintr memory of that applause.
Mrs. I'linn is a beautiful little lvly with the
whitest rosslble Inlr, and the looks the tllrcit
fpposltc of her red-cheeked hii-band, with his
tlashlnir teeth and piiffnailoiis under Jiw. She
said last nlffht: "I have nothing to ny about
politics. I leave that entirely to my husband."
Ppeaklnir of fju.iv, after the demonstration In
Ids honor, a prominent member of tho last leg
islature said: "I ilo not lecall one net of leg
islation in which Scnitor (Juay was Inleievted
underneath which could he seen to the faintest
elcKree that Improper benefit could accrue to
The pcrlors of the Stratford nre n tine pli-e
(o see tic notables. The Walton is the seene of
a suipini? mob tut at the Stntford jou tan
see the jsieat personages unveiled by elii.ir smoke.
ltepresentatlve Ilolllvcr Is in a corridor just
aeioss the room, most of the time. He is .1 big
fellow and looks like Dr. A. .1. Connell. Sena
tor Thurston and his biiele are heie in n wimlei.v
seat, looking out at the Journal lightning ail'sl,
who has Jut poitrayed Mark A. Manna as a
toman emperor, bis massive form arraveil In
a toca, and his proud fool upon a squlrmlnz
()iny. The street for the block nearest the
Walton Is Vmply as light as ehy with the won
Down there Is Chris Macro, his fice but a misk
of his former beauty of reinteiur. for Ohm Magre
l .1 sick min, nick unlo death It seems, so
chastly Is Its hue, so cavernous anel sunken his
flashing eves. Ills wife is a happv contrast is
far as apparent health Is concerned, for she is
sumptuous In ,i figure whose grneious curves
aic revealed In tho dark violet foulaiel whlih
she wore today. u. c. 1.
Secret of His Popularity.
Krom the Chicago TinirS'IIerald.
It must be a nutter of mortification, perplex
ity and envy lo the polltieal li-ses great anel
small that the poorest politician In Ametici
toil iy should be the most popular person ility
in 1'hiladolpliia. Witlioit a single cue nf' three
smooth arls by which the politician aims tu be
all things to ail men biusiiie and cplohv in
his speech, outspoken to the veige e' blunt
less, ineapible of tubteifuge, wealing his heait
upon hi- sleeve, placing his faith in men whose
game is to deceive how eomes It tint 'then
lore Itnonevelt is a purle and a stumbling
block to politicians nnd the popular idol of
'ihe answer so elimcult to politlcat wire
pullers is easy to the common people. The
straightforward simpllcit.v, courage nnd hon
est v of his nature Ids fueiloiii hum guile, his
crulek rc-ponslveness to the siniphi, Holder emo
tions of mankind, his scorn of subterfuge, his
intense vitality and ceaseless, activity, his vir
ile manohod nnd buoyant jouthfulness, all com
bine to win popular admiration and hold it.
Ilesldcs Theodore Ilocscvclt is an optimist nnd
a flghtci. Ami in spite of all the pessimists
and peace-at-any-pricc doctrinaires all the world
loves a tighter and an optimist.
Ilehind all that is impuNive, bold and gen
erous In his nature thcie lire the striliug ele
ments of common sense, wide information nnd
large piactleal experience. Kor tvvcntj jears
Theodore Itooscvclt has been living a "stm. li
ons life" in the tight of the Ameiiean people,
and through it all Ids face has been toward the
light and his metal has rung true. Ills slips
have been Insepirable from his impetuosity, but
he has gone stetellly forward and upward in
the esteem of Ids cnuntivmcii.
Tho Ideal Hero.
From the l'hiladilphi.i Tress.
More than any ntlur nun In public life l.c
rralires the idee of a popular heio. 'Ihls com
bination of Itough Itidei nnd statesman, of
cow-puncher and civil seivicc reformer, captiv
ates the lmigiii.it ion and wins admiration,
while his prelerences mo for the inure active
duties and strenuous life of ehuf executive of
the Kmplre state, he will not lefnse- a call of
this character from the national convention ef
Ids party. He will recognize that the party
has a right to demand the services of its mem
bers, even though their pirsonal iuteiest and
picferenees lie In another direction. As the
second on the national ticket Theodore Hoo-e-velt
will add ,i pri-amal flavor ami spice of
romance to the ticket tint will well go along
with the sobriety anel high person d chcraeter
of the head of the ticket. McKlnley and ltowe
velt will be good running mates and a winning
& & b & & 4- 4 & ?
An opportunity to secure exclusive patterns and first choice.
THE TRIBUNE has exclusive control of the finest line ot
Calendars ever exhibited in Scranton. It is early yet to think
of 1901, but it is necessary to place orders early for the class of
work here outlined. The full line of samples is now ready at
THE TRIBUNE office and is now complete, but the best will go
quickly, and no design will be duplicated for a second
4 TEE TEIMJNE, Washington Avenue.
sj NOTICE Orders taken now (or December delivery.
f.f.c.f..J,.. $ $. .$. $, . .,.$. ..
NUBS OF KNOWLEDGE.
lmut half the eases nnpcidcd to the t (dorado
Supreme court are reversed, the majority of them
on technicalities, due largely to the tact that
judge of the county ccurts aic not necessarily
The oldest existing church In Ne-vv llampshltc
Is the Congregational at Hampton, which was
organlred in August, leVW, Oilier societies wric
formed In Dover anel llsetcr, In the Mine state,
later In the same vrar.
'Ihore are no mint marks on copper, coins and
lilekrls and collectors pay high fur coins bearing
a mint maik. The Hist cents tlnuk for circu
lation bear the dale 1?J., and the six varieties
sell from IM to M25 apiece.
Xntural gas eonvejed in bamboo tubes wr.s
utilised in China J cars ago, and one of their
writers mentions boxes which repelled the
sounds of perse ns' voices that were elead a :na
(hine similar to the phonograph
A new way tr coal locomotives Is being intra
due ed liv a prominent railroad. All the engineer
his In ilo is to run his engine on a trestle, touch
a button and a trndcrful of coil drops Into his
tender, which Is weighed as It drops In.
Moie inilches arc used In the ('nitre! King
dom than In any other country in the world.
It has been estimated that Kugllsli people use
an average .of eight mitches to each person per
day, ami 'annually over 1 ,700,O0U,Oi,(K)U are
It Is estimated that the earth receives not
moie than one-thousand millionth part of the
total radiation of the sun's rajs. If any eon
shleiable peutlon of this heat were concentrated
upon the earth It wouhl not only become unin
habitable, but become speedily consumed.
Caper bags e in he leaelilj and seeuiely closed
hv a new fastening device, which Is formed of a
loop of soft, pliable wire of sufficient length to
extend bo.vond the folded and flattened mouth ol
the suk, being slipped over the folded mouth
and twisted to wind up the loose portion.
Much more interest is taken In pra.'tlcl as'.ion
omy in Knglaud than In America. Aslronomle.il
classes me encouraged by the use of the tele
scopes like tint one on the liist HeiMi London,
which is a reflecting telescope of a lOij-inch
diameter. The lee lures nre very Instructive
A srries of not less than twent.v experiments
in the growth of sugar beet in different p.iils
of Ctrat Britain ami Ireland will be made chnliig
the coming season. 'Ihe value of Hie beet for the
beiling ef stock will be kept in view, imlepfnd
entlv of its value for the nnnufacturc of sugar.
t'nder the law no terrapin cm be sold tha'
measures less than five Inches across the lover
shell. iiueer fact about the terrapin of Chesa
peake b.iv Is that those on the western s.i ue
grow much faster than those on tlio cistern.
The thcoiy is that the western w iter Is less salt
In the southern poitlon of the small village of
Kllot, Me., there me living eleven porous, eiUit
of them men, who are over 80 vears of age, ti e
oldest being fC. Xourly all of them were bi'in
there, nnd sevcril of them have never been fifty
miles from their biithplice in nil their lon,r i '.-.
The government of New Zealand now tenets
communications b carrier pigeons between Am It
land ami (.'real lliitaln i-land, a distance across
the water of thirty miles. The service Is eon
trolled bv the po.stolfiee chp.irtn.ent. Ihe fee
for .a single message I? 1 shilling and a stamp
for this amount has to lie bought at the postof'
'Ihe college graduates of the country mide a
pretty gooel put of the population, and Harvard
takes the lead, with a total of 'J..Y.M7 grailua'cs.
ialc Ins sent rut into the world lS.lso men and
Columbia lS.Osl. Crime ton lias gradiiiled T,V
students, Dartmouth b.110, ltrown 4,tW, How
doin 1,1119, Amherst 4,000 and Washington uni
Tartlcular Interest centers around
our $20 Three-Plcco Bedroom Suites.
And It Is not dlfllcult to decido why.
There Is somcthlns about each pleco
which catches tho cyo and Invites a
better acquaintance. Then construc
tion and finish are observed and com
parisons, made. Tho decision generally
Is that these aro better In ovory way
than anything ever offered at the pVIco.
H511 & Connell
121 JNT. Washington Ave,
"l" & 4 & 4 & -
Cool Shoes for warm foot, from DO
Lewis (& Really
134-336 Wyoming Ave.
Yes, we have them, 3n
Sterling Silver, Rich Cut
Glass, Clocks, Etc.
An interesting variety
of the richest goods in
America. Prices the lovy
est, guarantee perfect at
MEECiElRlEAU & CONNELL
330 Wyoming Ave.
The HMot &
Gas Fitting, Electric
Light Wiring, Gas
an Electric Fixtures,
04 tactoane Avene
HENRY BELIN, JR.,
Ueueiul Agent for ths Wyoinlaj
itlulns, UlnstliiR, Sporting, Sino'.t.3ii
unci Itio lleputina Cuomica.
tulety 1 use, Cups nnel Utnloclft.-l.
itooiu 101 Connell UulUm;.
THOS. FORD. ... .-pulsion.
JOHN B. SMITH & SON, - Plymouth.
W. E. MULLIGAN. WllKes-Burro.
jiyetj' 1 -- 'w.ira1MM.-.jW.s.--..si-'p v . 7fi
1 1 a ml ' u
We desire to call
your attention to our
fine stock of
Also to the finest
in hand embroidered,
Duchesse, Point Lace
All of which arti
cles are especially
suitable and appro
priate as presents
Yong Girl Gratefe.
' r 7
Are you interested' in the
above ? If so we invite
you to call rind see what
we have in the latest and
newest styles of Engrav
ings. We have several
new sizes to select from.
0 REYNdElS EROS ,
Y General Stationers and En-
a si avers, A
0 Scranton Pa.
A Hotel Jermyn Bldfj.
A LOAD OF DEMONS.
The miseries of dyspepsia and bil
iousness arc Hlce a load of democs.
Kach misery has a dilTcrent name, but
they all belong to one Ocudish family.
And they all travel together. No use
trying to get rid of any one of thtm
by itself; jou can't thak'e olT a singles
passenger. The only way is to rot the
traces and quit the whole load at once.
Headache, nervousness, constipation,
mental depression, dizziness, dullness,
lassitude, catarrh, slin eruptions, liver
complaint and a hundred other com
plaints are all caused either by a disor.
dei cd stomach or sluggish liver or bowels.
Put these three great life-supporting
functions in regular condition and all
the horrible symptoms will disappear
together. That Is what Ripans Tabulcs
do. That is why they completely cure
every form and symptom of biliousness
They cure tho severest long-standing
cases which have been pronounced " in
curable." They enre after everythtnr;
else has failed. They cure so that yon
ttiiy cured. The most skeptical people,
whose sufferings had caused them to
lo;e all faith in medicine, have been
cmred and convinced by
There is no other remedy for dyspepsia
and constipation so absolutely perfect
and certain in its action.
They are more than a mere relief.
They impart new organic strength and
tone to the stomach and lire entire di
gestive tract so that digestion becomes
a natural and ca.y process. They are
the prescription of a tegular plnsician ;
ami are recoci mended by the roo'st skill
ful doctors in the world, as perfectly
mild and harmless, yet absolutely cer
tain in their effect. They arc specially
valuable as a regnlator anel preventive
for people of ttelentary occupations,
Tb) enit etantrefr ct dyi rtft tnel rocflc-Ipttloiv
litliitt (Jury to vsruLnfiaiislpuiMiet tlit f nttro eeyrtsvm
Out 11 1 lecld opstn t rrrtnua, C4UU luml. dUuw:.
niitoi Ti.bui) iirure a rrritAn( pupitlr ct rur
blftn.1 nnel a vtfrorcui esjnrtlmtfn i to rrntt elftreere r
out UlDfiss U7011 tjv (lr4n?iur britdof dvu
US, USt'irucW, IIH'AJSB iAMUl
U jut. AJCAVsUBft