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PACE EIGHT ALTOONA TRIBUNE, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, t9tt Bltoona ZCrtbune. EsUbliahed 166. Published Daily Except Sunday by THE ALTOONA TRIBUNE CO., 11 W Twelfth Street (Benry W. Shoemaker ....President A. D. Houck Vice. Pres. ft Gen. Mgr. John D. Mvi. -, , i . , i , Treasurer O. F. Delo Secretary w. H. Schwarta............. Editor Xatzabetfa Akers... ....... Assistant Editor J. V. Taylor City Editor P. H. Crawford Advertising Mgr. 3- E. Prabyn. . Asst. Secy. & Clrcu. Mgr. The TRIBUNE Invites tetters to the Editor on topics of interest. All letter, must be accompanied by names and addresses not necessarily for publication, but as an evidence of good faith. The TRIBUNE is a full member of The Associated Press, one of the largsst news gathering associations in the world having a special wire and operator In the Editorial rooms. Subscription Rates. One Tear (In advance) $3-00 Per Month. 2Sc Single Copy . ' le TELEPHONE CALLS Bell Phone. The Office and Various Departments may be reached through the private branch exchange, No. 2480. United Phone. Editorial Rooms .., ihX Office 45 WEEKLY EDITION Published Every Saturday Subscription Rates. Per Tear (strictly In advance).. .....$1.00 Blx Months 60c Advertising Rates made known on ap' plication. NEW YORK OFFICE Room 415, 71 Broadway File of the Tribune on hand Visitors V always welcome. Entered at Post Office at ALTOONA as Second-Class MnH Matter. ALTOONA, PA-, JUNE 5, 1916 GOOD MORNING! . To praise great actions with sincerity may be said to be taking part In them. La Rochefoucauld. f The British have one virtue they Wmit their reverses. " All roads lead to Chicago in the opening days of this week. Public spirit is a very valuable ingredient in municipal life. A little retirement from the busy flvorld is often a positive good. The local merchant is entitled the patronage of home people. to ' Monotony is frequently disagreeable, but it's usually quite safe. Beauty of features is worthless unless it be an index of inner virtue. Rumors began to fly heavily last week and will keep going for some. .days. Some folks are wondering whether Pie supremacy of Brittania on the sea is waning. , The loyalty which insists that there are no spots on the sun is not the genuine article. Wonders will never cease, we are (old, and some recent events seem to Confirm the truth of the saying. The folks who turn night into day for mere amusement's sake are seldom very healthy in their last days. The British are evidently "doing Something." Their losses during the pnonth of May are estimated at 30,000. Courage is of various sorts and degrees, but it reaches its highest level In end-fashioned, unselfish motherhood. ' There is every reason to believe Jlustice Brandeis will be an ornament jto the' supreme court of the United (States. ; Modesty is a virtue of great worth. Jit is not very highly esteemed by the (twentieth century, but that is not ingnlar. p Most of us are considerably surprised when we discover how much (ve can do when urged forward by Everybody took a perfect baby to fcne recent baby show, although some pf the examiners tailed to discover JSJb, great -troth. . Tins far Senator Penrose has car-tied a BtfQ tongue in his bead. But fi is evident that he bas no intention pt being an irreconcilable. Geaend Carranxa befleves he UJT.l!L the sympathy of the Latin American pt&tes in his effort to bluff lour for jbearing and courteous president. We hope everybody is starting ont! (rIl this week and .that nobody will permit himself to become unduly ex-Sited over the news from Chicago. The world is making progress of one ort or another all the time; still one floesn't wonder that some folks think ft is going in the wrong direction. We still believe the palaces of the kings and emperors of Europe will crumble and their crowns turn into dust as a result of the present war. Nature is a bowler of beauty, a casket of eweet odors, a fountain of almost perfect joy these June days; even when Che -sun frowns this is true. At the present writing it looks very much as though the hyphenates have Succeeded in nominating ' Colonel loosevelt It was a masterly perform - pie. I Jir?rm? .r-. tv Ihe Book Market V.::::r.y v.:..,-- ... ' The great war in Europe has af fected the book market at home and abroad quite as certainly as it has the provision market or any other business, having to do with human life. In the beginning there was an almost complete paralysis of the publishing business In Europe, although the publishers, recovered their breath in a short time and resumed busi ness, though in diminished volume. English and American publishers agree in the opinion that fewer books wijl be published than in former years, during the year and that they will be of much better quality. This is an announcement the reading public will hear with pleasure.. Much of the literary output of former times was mere Junk. To read it was to waste precious hours. If the books of the coming season are to be really worth while booklovers may well rejoice. One good book is worth all the bad ones published. It is also reported that there is to be a decided reduction in the number of works of fiction and a corresponding increase in books of more substantial character. One publisher reports a very remarkable sale of two books that in ordinary times would scarcely pay the expense of publication. Everywhere one hears the same story; the public taste is becoming less romantic and begins to lean more and more toward something The North WKWWVVSASy.AMirf - I, M-Mi.f-Ln.ru- As near as we are able to judge from the contradictory reports afloat concerning the great naval battle in the North Sea the British lost twice as many men and ships as the Ger mans, but they foiled the purpose of the high seas German fleet and drove it back to its base. Just whither it was bound has not yet been divulged but it may turn out that the British victory, costly as it was, prevented a very much greater disaster which the German commander had in contem plation. Some day we may have ad ditional light upon the matter. This was probably the greatest na val battle ever fought. Certainly it was conducted under conditions amazingly different from those which existed in Nelson's day. We are told that dreadnoughts, battle ships, bat tle cruisers, destroyers, submarines and Zeppelins participated In the engagement Thus the air, the sea and the waters under the sea constituted the theatre of hostile movements and the entire scene must have been one of great terror. The British loss occurred almost entirely in the first stages of the combat when the Ger mans attacked, according to their own statement, with their entire high seas fleet. In any event the heart of humanity will ache while contemplating the enormous sacrifice of human life in The President Makers By this time the hotels and the streets of Chicago are pretty well occupied by throngs of more or less excited politicians eager to help nominate Republican candidates for president and vice president Some of the leaders have been on the ground several days and have been busy all the time. There Is so much confusion and gossip and so many contradictory statements that nobody yet feels competent to predict the outcome of the big convention. Anything mty happen after the first ballot for president has been taken. While the names of about a dozen "favorite sons" are now being discussed with more or less gravity and will probably be formally placed In nomination, they are not being seri ously considered. Two names at the present moment have the pre-emin ence; their owners are seemingly the only serious candidates. One is Justice Hughes, of the supreme court of the United States; the other is Colonel Theodore Roosevelt twice presi dent and a very eager candidate for a third trial of the Job. "The former is almost as silent as the grave; the latter is the most talkative of Amer- much. We think it qufte evident that either Hughes or Roosevelt would ac- -eept the nomhmtioa it It were ten dered. Justice Hughes feels that the dignity of his exalted position requires that he should not give the slightest encouragement to the efforts made on his behalf. He has repeat edly declared that he is not a candidate and he has certainly not encouraged any movement to secure delegates. Yet he has also refrained from saying the decisive word he has not said he would decline the nomination. As for Qolonel' Roosevelt he seems to be an active candidate. He is not going to Chicago, but he will have thousands of friends there and they are surely putting, up a battle on his behalf. Gentlemen who have but recently left Chicago assure us the Roosevelt pressure is terrific. The Tribune believes that at least two-thirds of the delegates belong to the conservative wing of the Repub lican party. It does not believe either, . . . solid and really informing. To many persons this will be a very gratifying sign of the times. English publishers tell the' inquiring literary man that there is a greater demand in that country for American books than ever before. A good many of the English writers are too busy with the war to produce much just nowj they are in the trenches or on the sea accumulating material for other and very Interesting volumes after the end of the struggle, if so be that, they live to see the end. Our American authors of the better quality should be encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to make reputations, or to enhance those already acquired among the English-speaking folks across the sea. Numerous volumes will be issued during the year dealing with the great war. Hundreds have already appeared and there is not the least sign at a decrease in the activities of those who seek to make hay while the sun shines. While some of these books are really valuable and will add to the sum of human knowledge, the majority were produced for the market or are absolutely worthless as history. Still they continue to come from the press and the excited people buy them. Oh, well, next to get ting valuable knowledge is the hallu cination that one is getting wisdom from a quite worthless book. Sea Battle i- - - r ri-ij-.r.r. r j- .n. rr r r. r.-ij-.ru . i. n volved in this encounter. It is admit ted that the loss of the British was in excess of five thousand. The Ger man loss has not been announced, but it must have been at least half much. We say nothing about the value of the vessels; compared with the human vitality that is now at the bottom of the sea that, heavy as it was, does not count But this en counter, which seems to have been a drawn battle, since the German fleet is no more the master of the sea now than it was before the sacrifice occur red, has plunged many thousands of women and children into profound and agonizing grief. The chief lesson of this battle seems to be that the heavy dreadnought is not a back number, as some persons thought at the beginning of the Ger man submarine warfare. The dread' nought is too much for the battle cruiser. The British battle cruisers were soon disposed , of but the big ships belonging to Great Britain that were hit managed to stagger into port, It seems evident that the United states needs and should have more dreadnoughts than the policy of the navy department and congress pro vides for. Our nation should not be insensible to the lessons taught by the terrible events that are occurring across the Atlantic; on the contrary it should be diligent to learn wisdom. Roosevelt or Hughes can be.nomi- nated except by the consent and with the sanction of the conservative lead ers. Those leaders care nothing for either Roosevelt or Hughes. They pre fer to take their presidential candidate from tho ranks of their known friends. They are by no means sure of either the colonel or the justice. We suspect that should they be com-pelled to choose between the two they will select the former, for the reason that he seems to have the largest and the most enthusiastic following. But they greatly prefer another type of leader and if they were absolutely sure of the result they would drop the two leaders with scant ceremony and select a very dark horse, one who, in their opinion would be able to. command the votes of all factions. At this stage of the jockeying it is useless to indulge in speculation about the identity of the probable winner. GROVE REUNION. Governor Brumbaugh Will Speak at Huntingdon Gathering. All arrangements have heon pleted for the fourth annual reunion of the Grove family, which will be held at Juniata college, Huntingdon on Wednesday, August 16. uovernor Martin G. Brumbaugh will m uxo cmei speajcer at the gathering The address of welcome will be made by the Rev. Herman G. Snyder. One of the numbers of the musical program will be a duet by Misses Ruth Hartsock and Dorothy Pocht, with Paul L. Grove as pianist. Jacob G. Snyder, referee of th Rirth compensation district, is president of me association; vice president, Jacob G. Norrls; secretary, John D. Grove, auu ueaeunsr, uenjamin H. Grove. TAKE FIRST PERMIT. Permit Issued to Start Work on New i-mcoin Trust Company Building. Building Inspector M. W. Craine issued a permit Saturday morning to Charles Albright to begin work on the proposed Lincoln Trust company building at 1108-10 Twelfth avenue. The permit calls only for the construction of the foundation, costing $3,500. As the plans for the building proper have not been approved yet, the permit for the erection of the building will be taken out later. Other permits issued on Saturday were: To James Fleck, to build a brick garage at 821 Seventh avenue for John Chamberlain, and to the same contractor, to build a porch for W. H. McCartney at 122 Fifth ave nue.-: Topics of the Day Speeches at Saratoga Springs Ac cording v to the index which accompanies the. final number of the Daily Christian Advocate, the publication containing an ' official report of the proceedings, of the Methodist Episcopal general conference, which devoted much of the month of May to legislating at Saratoga ' Springs, not one of the twelve delegates from the Cen tral Pennsylvania conference made a speech during the session. This dele gation included Herbert T. Ames, of Williamsport; George G. Hutchison, pf Warriorsmark; William L. Woodcock, of Hollidaysburg; Simpson B. Evans, of Tyrone, and Horace Lincoln Jacobs, of Williamsport, not to mention others, yet the record says they abstained from speeches in the face of undoubted temptation. There was one man named Campbell . who was like a jack in the box, everlastingly jumping up. They Are Highly Effective The British explanation of their defeat in last week's naval engagement only furnishes additional proof of the fact that the Germans are much more ef fective than the English. The "in visibility" upon which the British blame their defeat is something that was equally at their command if they had happened to think of it when building their ships. Unfortunately they didn't but the German builders did. Thus far in the war the greater effectiveness of the Germans shows what long-continued training, under despotic methods will accomplish. The men of Germany exist for the Fatherland alone. In Great Britain the state lives solely to benefit Its people. Wfe Americans sympathize with the British view. Perhaps we may be obliged to about face yet. The Dawn of a Harmonious Day Just as the Republicans of this congressional district have determined to unite for the purpose of sending to congress a citizen who shares their party allegiance and agrees with their tariff views, so the Republicans of the nation have resolved to accept the result of the Chicago convention as entirely satisfactory. Whoever the candidate, it is already evident that all factions mean to get behind him and to do what they can to insure his election. As the Republican party is very largely in the majority when the Progressives are gathered about the family board as they will be after the nominations have been made the defeat of the Democrats is assured. Some Republicans will vote for Wil- Br Song and Story The Sleeper. Lazy little maiden, oh It's late and late snee sleeping Where the friendly daisies hold her under: Can't she see how late it is, and how the sun is creeping. Can't she hear the work-sounds yet I wonder? Lazy little maiden, to my summons ne'er replying See. she will not waken at mv call Will she never loose her eyes, her hands so iaiy lying Must Spring go on without her, after all? Mary Carolyn Davies, In Boston Tran script. . - Dickie Knew. A Boston clergyman has two sons, fifteen and six years old, the elder of whom was to be confirmed. The bishop and several distin guished persons were invited to dinner. The mother of the boys, desiring to show off the younger, asked earnest ly: "Dickie, do you know what is go ing to happen in church today?" "Yep, I know," he answered. "What?" she 'asked, with a glance around the table to call attention to the reply. "The Bish is going to put his mitts on brother's bean," Dickie remarked carelessly. Boston Traveler. Golf Course Strategy. Two brothers who had long been rivals for golfing honors determined to settle the matter by playing just one hole on the course, in the early morning. George hit a beautiful 200- yard drive. John was fussed and got a bad slice, the ball disappearing in ' high grass. Both searched for the missing balL After looking five minutes George said: "Weil, time is up. Lost ball, lost hole. John slyly, dropped a ball out of his pocket on the grass. "Oh, here's my ball, he said. George turned back with amaze ment on his face, "Thafs not your ball," he said wrathfully. "I have the ball that you drove in my pocket and it's been there ever since." Golfers Magazine. One Was Enough. A prominent Texan in Washington recently expressed doubt that the Uni ted States Army should have been sent into Mexico to capture Villa, suggest ing that a company of Texas Rangers would have been betters Which brought out the story of a certain well-known Ranger captain and a riot at Fort Worth, Texas. Excited citizens wired to the governor for a company of Rangers to be sent without delay. Aid was promised. A large delegation of citizens met the train on which relief was supposed to come. A quiet little man with a broad felt hat on the back of his hear, alighted and was recognized as the captain of a company of Rangers. "Captain," a half-dozen excited citizens exclaimed at once, "what does this mean? Where in the world is your company?" Company ! the Ranger captain made answer. "They ain't but one riot heah, is they?" , " A Bargain In 8hoes. A nice young man resolved to pre- uit his beloved girl with a pair pfj more' Democrats will sup- Contests Among Delegates The contests among rival delegations at Chicago are comparatively few when contrasted with the list that disturbed the serenity of the Republican national committee in 1912, but they chiefly come from the same section. The chief contests occur among delegations claiming to represent the Republicans of states in which that party has scarcely a Corporal's guard of followers. In Louisiana, for instance, there is an organization composed exclusively of whites which has elected a contesting delegation while the other Republicans have chosen a, delegation composed of both black and white delegates. As the majority of the Republican votes from Louisiana are cast by black men, they seem entitled to representation. The New Justice of the Supreme Court The most formidable objection made to the confirmation of Mr. Brandeis as a member of the supreme court of the United States was based upon the assertion that he was fitted for the place of an advocate rather than a judge. Somebody observed that his proper sphere of action was the "United States senate rather than the supreme court Still, the' things Mr. Brandeis has been advocating for several years are rather admirable things and it will not do any harm to have upon the bench of our highest court a man whose intensest sympathies are with the common people. We cannot perceive that his devotion to the principles of social justice, his deep sympathy with the underdog in the fight, disqualify him for judicial duties. Indeed, we think the contrary is true. Consultations Concerning Wages The railroads and their employes set a good example to the entire country when they agree to consider the question of wage increase in a perfectly amicable consultation meeting. Both sides will be enabled to put forward their arguments in the presence of representatives of the other and a mutual agreement will undoubtedly be reached. The representatives of the employes have already repudiated the notion of a strike, in this they do well. There are three parties to every wage dispute, the employer, the em ploye and the consuming public. In this case the public must be consulted. Too many vital interests are involved and the public will not submit to a disarrangement of the transportation business at this time. shoes. He accordingly procured her measure and purchased a tenLshilling pair. In order to make the present appear more valuable he marked twenty-five shillings upon the soles of the shoes, and, at his request the clerk, who was a friend of his, put a receipted bill for twenty-five shillings into one of them. The presentation was made and the sweethearts were happy, as sweethearts should be. But mark the sequel. The girl examined the shoes in the daylight and was not satisfied. She was convinced that her sweetheart had been cheated in the purchase of such a pair of shoes at that price. She decided to go and change the shoes and obtain a better bargain. Next day she appeared in the shoD and selected a pair of shoes, price fif teen snmings, and politely requested the clerk to take back the shoes for which she said her friend had paid tweniy-nve turnings. The receipted bill was produced in proof and the bootman found it impossible to go "be- nina tne returns." The smart girl took hfr fiftfion aMI. ling pair of shoes, obtained ten shillings in money, and went home hannv and satisfied. The boot seller sent a fresh bill to the youne man. whn promptly paid the difference, but he thinks that girl may prove too smart for him later on. London Answers. Only a Dad. Only a dad, with a tired face Coming home from the daily race. Bringing litOa of gold or fame To show how well he has played frame. the But glad in his heart that his own re- To see him come and to hear his voice, Only a dad of a brood of four, One of ten million men or more. Plodding along in the daily strife, Bearing the whips and scorns of Wf With never a whimper of pain or hare eo.no ui inose wno at home a wall. Only a dad, neither rich nor proud. Merely one of the surging crowd, Toiling, striving, from day to day, Facing whatever may come his way, - "cvei u narsn condemn, And bearing it all for the love of them. Only a dad. but he trivnn ViU .11 To smooth the way for his children email. Sm. bJ 7 . , we ana, grim. The deeds that his father did 'For him- mo in mo une mat ior nim t pen "Only a dad, but the best of men." Detroit Free Press, The Searchlight SUBMARINING THE OYSTER An American inventor has found a new use for the busy submarine in the gathering of shell-fish from the sea-bottom. The apparatus most generally in use at present consists of a areage nttea wan a rake and a mesh bag, which trails alone the sea-heri and gathers In oysters and other shellfish. The weakness of the system lies in the fact that it crushes and kills many oysters and soft-shelled clams. The oyster-gathering submarine dives to the bottom, rakes up the oysters by a special device and automaticallv washes them and shoots them through pipes into the cargo-room. The process has been likened to the reaping of a field of jaaliy swathe by. swathe. son, but port , The Woman9 s Party '-- '" . 'j By FREDERIC J. HASKIN Washington, D. C, June 4. The call to a Woman's Party convention, to be held in Chicago at the same time that the Republican arid Progressive parties are holding their conventions in that city, has gone out to over 100,-000 women of every state in the union. That the new party is to be a regularly organized one along recognized political lines, seems an accepted fact. Over 40,000 women are expected to answer the call, Chicago will be filled during that week, not only with men attending the Republican and Progressive Party conventions, but with women, organized for the first time in the history of the nation for concerted political action. The platform of this new party is simple, having only one plank National Woman Suffrage to be written into the constitution of the United States. The party, it is announced, will work independently of all other political organizations, and its only aim will be to secure the immediate passage of the Susan B. Anthony amendment. The suffragists who are working for this convention are proposing' to form an independent party of women voters from the Western States, to support the plea of eastern women for political enfranchisement. They propose to do this by utilizing the vote of the western women for the good of the women in the east. They are attempting to obtain the solidarity of the labor vote, which by its support or non-Bupport of either political party wins legislation for the good of labor. Twenty-three prominent women from the east made a tour of the continent a short time ago, to act as heralds of the con vention and to win western women to unite with them in their demand for the ballot. That this new movement has spread widely through the west was stated by a California woman a short while ago, and this would appear to be true from the number of western women answering the call to the convention in Chicago. The women who are organizing the Woman's party have announced that their "hats are in the ring." They are to have a regular political convention on the same days the Republican and Progressive parties have theirs, in the same place. This, the leaders declare, indicates no cohesion with the Republican and Progressive parties, but an entirely independent party of women voters, organized along recognized lines, for the purpose of working more intelligently and unitedly for the enfranchisement of American women. The new Liberty Gage hat of the Woman's party is being worn extensively by pretty girls and women in New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and elsewhere,' prepara tory to the flooding of Chicago with the hats and their wearers during the week of June 5. Many of these hats will probably be kept as heirlooms by their owners, and handed down to future generations as mementos of the initial entrance of women into the nation's polities'. Chicago girls have volunteered to act as newsies during the convention, and many of them are now to be seen on the corners of principal business streets, selling suffrage papers, and distributing programs of the convention. The fact that 4,000,000 women will be able to cast their votes for president of the United States through their electors next November gives the Woman's party real political importance. The women claim that one-fifth of the electoral vote, and one-third of the votes necessary to elect the next president of the United States comes from states where women vote on the same terms as men, and that if thev can bring even a small pro portion of these votes to the support of the suffrage amendment, no ponu cal party will be strong enough to withstand them.. Women do vote for president in twelve states, and these states con trol one-fifth of the electoral college and cast one-third of the vote neces sary to elect a president. In the past five presidential elections- not one of these twelve states has gone steaouy for anv one party. Women vote equal ly with men in eleven states for members of both houses of congress Twentv-two senators and forty mem bers of the house of representatives come from these states where women kvote. In all the presidential elections since 1896, in these states where women vote, the average change of votes necessary to turn an election over to the other party has been 9 per cent of the.total vote cast. Since 1896 'six coneressional elections have been car ried by a majority of less than 80 votes, 28 by a majority of less than 500, 17 by a majority of between BOO and 1,000. In 223 of these 301 elections less than 10 per cent of the total vote cast would have sufficed to change the , result So the women believe that tneir new party will be a deciding factor m the election in many states. They claim the power to make or break a party, and this power they will use to compel legislation granting them the vote. Only the voting women from the west will be allowed to vote at tne Woman's Party convention In Chicago, but all states are being urged to send as large a delegation as possible to assist in the work of the convention. Kansas will send 300 delegates, Call fornia 200, and other states in pro portion. The western women are interested in the question of national suffrage for all the women of the United States on equal terms with men, for practical as well as altruistic reasons. Congress decides upon issues of vital Jm-portance to the women of the west such as the Woman Homesteader s act the Married Woman's Citizenship act and so forth and congress can not be brought to the woman's point of view on these questions which be- lone peculiarly to women until the women of the nation are enfranchised and are able to make thjeir voice heard on national legislation. Then, too. it hurts the western woman's sense of pride in her citizenship that that citizenship should be lost to her by the act of crossing a state line. One western newspaper stated recent ly that "the time has come when the tact must be realized that no political leader can hope to ignore the demands of the women of the east 2nd keep the favor of the women voters of the west , The women as a body are not op- fioeed to either of the old parties. Many of the western women most prominent in the coming convention have campaigned for President Wilson, They are banding together they say, to put principle above party in the establishment of a great independent party of women, outside partisan lines, and refusing to support any party which will not write justice to women into the fundamental law of the land. The spirit of the Democratic women who may be called on to boycott their own party in order to win what they consider justice to women, is illustrated by one suffragist with an anecdote from the European war. A French Zouave found himself surrounded by enemies masquerading in the uniforms of his dead comrades. Being marched with them against a French trench, where unsuspecting Frenchmen were ready to welcome the supposed friends, he cried out "For God's sake, comrades, fire!" The day was saved and the Zouave became simultaneously a hero and a dead man. This is the spirit, says the suffragist that Beems to be actuating the women today. "Sacrifice our friends if necessary, for the cause of justice." It is stated as the hope of the Women's convention that the new party will be strong enough to control the complexion of the presidential vote in many states, and thereby make an equal suffrage plank an essential of a successful party platform. Travelette By Niksah. N CHARLES ISLAND Charles Island is one of the curious little Galapagos group that lies in the western Pacific almost exactly on the equator. The whole of the archipelago is an interesting field for the traveler to visit and explore, but Charles Island is the most interesting of all. It is uninhabited today; every attempt to colonize it has ended in death1 and disaster, as though some strange fatality hung over the pleasant little rock. It is a mausoleum of dead romance. and the ghosts of its victims must certainly haunt it still, if there are ghosts haunting any place. Charles Island offers ideal attractions to ghosts. The oldest inhabitants of all are still there the gigantic tortoises from which the whole group takes its name, and which are found only here and on one other island in all the seas. Besides this philosophic creature who attains a fabulous age and an immense size, there are several varieties of domestic animals running wild on Charles Island. Here you may shoot wild cattle as buffalo used to be shot on the western plains. There are wild donkeys, wild pigs and wild dogs, all the descendants of beasts brought by unsuccessful colonists. . One of the most interesting instances of wits matched against wits to be seen in the animal kingdom arises when a pack of the native dogs try conclusions with a tortoise. The tortoise is not built for aggressive war fare, but he is splendidly euipped for home defence with a shell impenetrably thick. When the dogs assail him, he withdraws head, and legs into his shell and adopts a policy of watchful waiting. After his patience is exhausted he cautiously pokes one foot out; if the dogs are still there they attempt to seize it. If the pack can get a hold on all of the tortoise's extremities they win the game and an aldermanic dinner; but their antagonist usually outwears their patience. A brute who lives four or five centuries does not mind spending a day or two in his shell. TURNERS' JUBILEE IN r in t L Large Delegation from This City-Will Attend Three-Day , Celebration Soon A prominent feature of the golden jubilee celebration of the Johnstown Turnv'erein next week, June 12-14, inclusive, will be the participation of nearly a hundred local Turners and an elaborate program for the event has been completed. f Turners from central and western Pennsylvania will, join with their Flood City fellows in the observance. There is every indication that the prospetclve athletic and physical culture events will leave a lasting im pression on Johnstowners. A large delegation from this city will attend the jubilee and a score or more of young women in the local la dies' class are to give demonstrations of physical training. Members of the male classes are arranging for the event with many notable features to be given. On Monday evening, June 12, a ban quet will open the festivities and on the following day the combined gymnastic exhibition in the Cambria the atre is scheduled for 8 p. m. The Ger- mania quartette club, of Johnstown, will sing. Members of the Johns town school board and city officials have been invited to witness the program. Teams are expected from Pittsburg, McKeesport Homestead and this city, as well as from other points. The Jubilee will conclude Wednesday with a big outing at Luna park, fea tured by a dance, a picnic and other interesting diversions. - Daily History Class June 5. 1826 Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst Bar- on von Weber, famous musical composer, died; born 1786. 1897 Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee, U. S. N., retired, last of civil war commanders of great squadrons, died; born 1812. 1900 Fighting at Taku, China, be tween American marines and Boxers. 1815 The Russian and German fleets in the Baltic sea engaged in an Indecisive action. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Mercury, Saturn. Mars. Morning stars: Jupiter, Venus. Sun on the meridian of Washington 63 mjtoteA-anAlleco!idaftr4Ii

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