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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 18D4.
F. E. WOOD,
General M anage r.
rCELISnin DAILY AND WEEKLY IN SrnAN
TON, PA., BY TBE TlllllUNK f UUL1SUINO
New York Oitioe: Tribune Boildino,
Frank 8. Gray, Manageil
Hutertd at the Pottofftce at Scrantoii, Pa.,
Second-Clan Ma'l Matter.
BANTON, JANUARY 1, 1804.
iwelve celebrated caricaturists
the peers of any liv ing wielder of
pencil or pen, are now regularly
. enlisted in THE TRIBUNE'S
service. Their bright
conceits will appear daily from
wiio time forward. One hun
dred laughs per day for twenty
four days will cost only 45
cents and will
KILL THE GRIP OR CURE THE
Tub whole number of Democratic
consuls appointed from Indiana is
eighty, which is more in proportion to
ttw population than are credited to any
other state. Remembering the sort of
ohaps the Hnosier Democrats are, this
fact does uot add luster to Mr. (juincy'n
Three PRIME donne, Melba, Nor
dica and Earnes, connected with the
troup tinging at the Metropolitan in
New York, wero ill with tha grip all
l ist week. Mme. Meiba bas been se
riously ill while the other two are
till indisposed. It must be trying
weather for songstressei, particularly
for the star from the antipodes.
New mills ok factory enlargements
were projected in to tho number
of two huudred and seventy-nino, ac
cording to the American Wool and
Cotton Reporter, against throe hun
dred and fifty-six in 1892, and this in
the face of the known fact that the
turiif reduction party had been yoted
iuto power, That "impetus" of manu
facturing industry which followed the
lection of November 1892, has a cu
rious way of manifesting itself.
A CITIZEN uk Colorado hat written to
Governor Waite protesting against the
latter's free use of profane language in
his discussion of public questions, the
chief basis of attack being tho govern
or's recent expression about the hot
place freezing over. The executive
has answered his critic by quoting
Irom the Bible in his own defense, all
of which adds emphasis to the Denver
R. -publican's recent declaration that
Governor Waite is a fool.
BitoNSON Howaud, the dramatist,
finds in a recent denuciatory sermon by
a Congregational minister in Saginaw,
Miuh.on his play "Aristocracy "sufficient
evidence to make him believe that the
evaagelical critic actually saw the play
before expressing an) opinion concern
ing it ;and that fact-he writes ironically
n the Detroit Free Press impresses
him os one of "deep significance.''
This is severe on the critic, noue the
less so because it emanates from Bron
from the Xew York Sui.
"A comparison between the position
of the Democratic party in December,
lsii-', and its position now is not pleas
ant, In December, 1892. the party was
united, Hushed with hope, awaiting
eagerly the moment when it should as
unie the power to which it has been
called by the people. In December,
1893, after less than nine months of
power,it has little but disappointments
and failure to dwell upon.
"From the moment that a then re
cent candidate for the Republican
nomination for president was made
secretary of state and an obscure
Cracker was made secretary of the in
terior, the record has been unsatisfac -tory
and weakeuing to the Democracy.
Hoke Smith hat made the pensioners
and the other old soldiers hot. Bissell,
in pursuance of orders, bas angered
the politicians, and 'Oreshiim, under
the dictation of his chief, has pursued
the policy of infamy. The president,
in the MacVeagh appointment, has,
wittingly or unwittingly, made him
self offensive to many citizens of Irish
descent. The Van Alen appointment
has staggered even the little coterie of
Mr. Cleveland's professional adulator.".
"The silver fight has left unhealed
wounds, and tbe tariff fight will make
others. The flag under which the
Democracy gained tbe victory has been
torn down, just as the American flag
was torn down by Mr. Blount and Mr.
Cleveland. Having thrown away its
principle?, whatrsmaiDS for the Democ
racy save to quarrel over the spoils of
protection, and to hang its head in
shame when twitted by the Republi
cans for infamy abroad and its own
treachery at borne?''
THE INCOME TAX THREAT.
It ia possible that the income tax
bill threatened by the Democrats
might become enough of an issue to
puss the lower house, but it could
never pais the senate. Suou at least,
appears to be the significance of a can
vass of Washington legislators.
The New York World has inter
viewed two hundred and seventy-two
congressmen and fifty-six seuators
with these results:
For. Against. Unde- Non-C'om-cided.
Rep. 1272). Ill U7 14 60
be n't', (Mil 13 17 4 28
The table showing the geographical
division on the question follows :
Represeu- For. Against, Unde- Non-coui-tatives.
East II M A In
West 41 37 3 WJ
South 59 o 0 17
Tbe political division on the ques
tion is shown in this table:
Kepresen- For. Against. Unde- Non-com-tatlvee.
Democrats.. 101 26 9 33
ReuublicaQB. 4 71 6 17
Alliance 6 0 0 1
These figures, as far as they are
worth anything, show a slight prepon
derance of opinion in the house in
favor of an income tax, and a corre
sponding seutiment against' it in the
senate. They show the east to be
squarely against such a tax, the west
to be about evenly divided and the
south to be almost solidly for It. Four-
fifths of the Democrats seem to be in
favor of the Income tax, while only
four Republicans in seventy-five will
vote for it.
President Cleveland's small but sig
nificant feeler on the subject of an in
come tax litis raised it to the rank of a
remote possibility, but there is little
liklihood that so unwarranted a mea-
sure'will find favor even in a Democrat
ic congress. The suicidal reduction
of the tariff revenue to which the party
is irrevocably committed does indeed
demand stue other means of raising
the funds to supply the resultant void
in the treasnr), but even this pressing
necessity is not quite as urgent as.say,
war the only justification for an in
come tax. We had an income tax from
1803 to 1870, but it was enacted in the
nne spirit as that which sent fathers
and brothers to offer their lives on the
battlefield. There is no such ocension
now. Tho mere proposition to institute
an income tax is nn admission of the
terribly disturbing and disorganizing
influence of the Wilson bill.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
In scanning at a glance the record of
events in the year which -ended yester
day one turns hurriedly and with hope
to the new year which opens today,
feeling that it will be more replete
with events for tho general weal than
the year which is just past. So far
as our own nation is concerned the year
1893 will figure in history as one with
an unusually dusky record. Finan
cially and neerologioally, it was a dark
year. It will be catalogued in future
history with the panic siasons of 1833.
1840 and 1873; but in the increased
number of men out of employment and
in closed manufactories it far exceeds
the record of any year of panic since
the free trade days just preceding the
opening of the rebellion.
Its record therefore is not pleasant to
contemplate, and the mind turns
quickly to the new year in the bops
that brighter days will soon bj upon
us and that commercially, even the ex
pectation of disadvantageous tariff
legislation by congress, may cause no
deeper distress, because the prolonged
dullness of trade should be naturally
followed at this time by a reaction
caused by tbe working off of the sur
plusage which multiplied manufact
urers have created, thus glutting the
markets. No matter what legislation
may occur, there are certain materials
continually needed by the community,
and if the goods demanded canuot be
manufactured at home, they must be
obtained from abroad ; so that instead
of there being no demand, trade to
some extent will exist even under re
pressive and disadvantageous condi
tions. The difference between the
opinion;! of thos-j who advocate the
"reform tariff " and the adherents of
existing, high protective tariff is u dif
erenee of degree and volume, The
people of this country will have to ob
tain certain necessaries even if foreign
made, and the contention of protect
iouists is that if purchased abroad the
demand will be less and the consequent
domestic supply also Iks.--, and that
American money will be sent out of
the country, instead of being kept
within our border?, if we do not manu
facture goods for our own consumption.
So that, looking at it in its worst light,
exceeding dullness ana stagnation in
trade cannot long exist. And in spite
of adverse tariff legislation which for
tbe public welfare, is desired speedily
if we are to have it at all, the outlook
is, that before another excess of com
modifies shall be worked off, obnox
ious tariff laws which Democratic leg
islation may impose will be repealed
protection to American workingmen
will once more be secured, and in al
respects, the year which opens today
cannot but be an improvement before
its close, financially, upon that which
has just ended.
The year 1891! has alr.o been vary pro
lific in its mortuary list More men of
prominence, not only in the mercantile
walks of life, but especially in this
city and vicinity, have passed away
than during any previous year for doc
ades. One by one, the pioneers in the
industrial life of Scranton are disap
pearing, so that at present there are
onlyaverv few of them left In the
deaths of E. 0. Moffat, Dr. Holhster
W. W. Wanness, and only last Satur
day, of Edward C. Lyude, this com
munity has sustained a great loss.
They had all been prominently identi
fied with the commercial and material
growth of Scranton; their deaths in
dicating that the old generation of
prominent citizms is fast pissing
away. The year that has just pasted
has been notable for the number of in
fluential persons who have been called
away by death. In this aspect also,
we turn gladly to the new year
hoping that in all material prosperity,
in preserved life, and in resumption of
labor to those who are now deprived
of it, all our citizens in all conditions
of life may enjoy a "Happy New Year."
WHY HAKE COAL FREE 1
The Philadelphia Record makes a
sorry attempt to justify tbe freelug of
bituminous coal under the proposed
new tariff by asserting, in tbe first
place, that Nova Sootian ooal bjds are
insufficient to permit of hurtful com
petition; and secondly, that oven if
they were larger and better in quality,
i ''miners will not dig ooal for less
wages in Nova Scotia than will those
in Pennsylvania." The Record fills
nearly a column in the elaboration of
these weak contentions, but stripped
to the real fact, these are the only
arguments it advances.
A good way to test a false premise i
to admit it, for argumont'a sake, and
follow it out to its inevitably ridicul
ous conclusion. Thus, let us concede
all that the Reoord claims with regard
to Nova Sootian fuel beds and wages;
lot us admit, for tho moment, that the
various American mining interests
that have made inch a determined op
pwition to free coal are self -deceived ;
that they Are frightened over nothing;
that they do not know the real condi
tions of tbe coal trade so well as does
the editor of oar esteemed contempo
rarywhy, then, change the tariff on
coal? What end is gained? What pur
pose is served? The McKlnley law pat
a lower duty on liUnmiuous ooal than
the Clay tariff of 1842 and lower than
the Walker tariff of 1810. If nothing
is to be feared from competition: it no
foreign coal can reaoh American mar
kets in suffioient quantity, with the
tariff removed, to justify tho alarm
that is felt bv mine owners and mine
laborers in Pennsylvania, Virginia.
West Virginia and eveu in the western
states, why go to the trouble of chang
ing the tariff on ooal, especially when
the Democratic party is pledged to a
revenue tariff Instead of no tariff what
Our contemporary has so long and
so ably indicted the Wilson bill for its
failure to raise needed revenus that we
feel we have a right to know why, of a
sudden, the Record throws over its
learned shoulder thin chance to raise
revenn by continuing nn import duty
on coal. It admits thatduring the last
ten months we imported nine hundred
and twenty-six thousand and ninety-
eight tons of soft coal, chiefly Nova
Scotian; and it contends with obvious
justice that the way to raise rsvenvn
is to impose revenue duties; yet hen
we have it arguing, not in favor of a
revenue duty, but of absolutely no
tariff at all, at a tiun when every
penny of revenue is urgently needed to
pay enrt-ent federal expenses. Wo are
unable to perceive why our contem
porary should go out of its way in this
matter of coal, which it contends is so
mi ail a matter, to mar a record of dis
tinguished consistency in opposing the
crudities of Professor Wilson's tariff.
As a matter of-fact, the Record's two
promises are strikingly inaccurate.
Labor in Nova Scotia is not so highly
paid as is similar labor in Pennsyl
vania. The "coolie" miner in Nova
Scotia works for from $'3 to $1 a week
and thrives well on such an income,
because of bis natural instinct for cheap
living, of which few Americaus would
care to rob him. The great bulk of
work in Canudian coal mines is per
formed by coolie labor, or by unskilled
half breeds, receivlug very little more
pay. It is of rave occurrence for a
skilled Welshman or Scotchman to re
ceive adequate pay in these mines; and
the best of euoh are glad to procure
employment at the superior wages paid
In the United States. As to the extent
of the coil measures of Nova Scotia,
it is sufficient to say that there has as
yet been no strong incentive for Ameri
can capital to institute careful surveys
and systematic methods of develop
ment Pass tho Wilson bill, demolish
tho dnty on coal, and it will be a pscn
liar sequel, indeed, if the ;Wliitney
Lamont Cleveland syndicate which
holds options on Nova Scotian coal
properties shall not quickly proceed to
make their paper holdings redeemable
in good, crisp profits,
CHARITY ATJITS BEST.
A truly beneficent charity has been
undertaken by the Now York Tribune
in its utilization, in this winter of Am
erican discontent, of the Tribune
fresh air fund's we'll developed mechan
ism for inquiring into deserviug cases
of poverty in the relief of existing dis
tress. Tbe purpose is to supply every
needy persou in New York city with
fuel and food in suitable q'laniity ; but
not to waste any thing on the undeserv
ing nor to invite vagrancy and idleness
Whitelaw Reid heads this happilylcon
ceived winter relief fund with an in
dividual subscription of $1,000 and,
with Cornelius Vanderbilt, William E
Dodge and Morris K, Jesup as co-partners
in the good cause, agrees to pay
every cent of the expenses of gotting
reliof to those who really need it.
Thus, as the Tribune announces,
"every dollar given by tho publio in
uid of this charity will be directly em
ployed in buying a dollar's worth of
coal, a dollar's worth of food or in some
way bringing a dollar's worth of relief
for a person or family whose actual
suffering condition has been previously
ascertained by trained men." The pi.in
tins been carefully and thoughtfully
formulated and is so obviously com
mendable as to put us at a loss for suit
able adjectives of compliment. May
its cash returns from the generously
inclined be speedy and liberal.
Two days only before the opening of
the Republican convention at Harris
burg it looks as if the probabilities of
Ualusha A. Grow making the nomina
tion foi- congressman-ut-large are fair.
His chances appear brighter now. as
be has the endorsement of Chris.
Msgee, and the Philadelphia delegation
thus far gives no sign of concentrating
on anyone else. It is an open contest
thus far and it is to be hopad in spite
of the fling of tbe Philadelphia Inquirer
concerning the old man "buckling on
bis overshoes" for the fray that the
veteran congressman may receive the
nomination Despite his seventy years
he gives evidence of energy which de
serves to win, thus completely nullify
ing tiit Inquirers sneer ai to sen
ility. Mr. Grow has friends among
the adherents of Harrison on account
of his support of the ex-president ut
Minneapolis, and thus far Mr. Quay
has not exhibited any opposition.
Senator Cullom, of Illinois, is said
to be undecided whether or not to run
again for tbe United States senate.
The practice of the law has its attrac
tions, and bis "competency" hardly
satisfies him. yet be will probably con
sent to serve another term if his party
shall call with sufficient emphasis.
The Republican state convention to be
held next spring will probably desig
nate the party's choice after the man
ner of the Democrats in the oase cf
John M Palmer.
WITHEH3 ON THE NEW LEAF.
BY A, T. WORDEN.
O vollnm uv ten tbousan' leaves
With covers big an' clasps of gold
Whar timo hez heaped Lis yallcr sheaves
An' all the fates uv men are told.
Tharleaiiiu' o'er the opened book
Stands Time without, a smile or tear
An' with a eud an' patient look
He clowly turns a leaf each year.
The child impatient urges lias'.e
a a' loug9 the unread paie tew see
An' eager some new joy tew taste
Scolds Time fer niovlu' tardily.
What fairy plcters will he see
If Time will make his waitiu' uri.-f
He spurns the present foolishly
An' waits tbe turning uv tin leaf.
The lovyer thinks tho year tew loug
That rubs him uv expected bliss,
He thinks tbe World's timed tew a song
Drawn in Its orbit by a kiss,
What sighs, what groans, are upward
''What kin old Time naow bi about"
No wonder time is piuterud buhl,
1 .ovyers have pulled his forelocks out.
Not so the chap with eager face
Who rushes madly down tbe street
Outruuuiu' scandal and disgrace
Becoz he hez a cote tew meet.
Ah he would pnh Time's tattered cloak
And wish his feot were shod with load
An' wish his scythe an' hour-glass broke
An' even Time himself was dead.
.1 ess so the ole folks wait to see
What Time's low nngor may unfold,
Their futur' like their past will bo
Their new leaf very like the old.
More nuxlotiB they to back'ard turn
Tew brighter p'ctern. faded now, ,
Whar memory's lamp forever burn
Though white the bar an' seamed the
So turn yer leaf, don't wait old friend,
The people all around you stand,
We'll write ver loaf plum ter the end
'Though some may write a daru pior
Wo kaint revise leaf ninety-three
Tbe forms are locked, tbe ruh is o'er;
But we kin say whttt men shall see
In our new issue, ninety -four.
T" oarller symptoms of dyspepsia, such
ns distress after eating, heartburn, and
occasional headaches, should Dot be ne
glected. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla and be
Fool's P.lls are tbe best family cathartic
and liver medicine. Harmless, reliable,
PHO-RE'-NOS SCRt: CURE FOR
Equal to the ' Kee'.ey L'uro" ut small cost.
Try a bottle and if it dc
Ious you guud cunlinuu
Umbrellas you would own,
Thai will give the proper tone;
And shed water like a stone,
CONRAD sells but does not loan.
305 LACKAWANNA AVLNUF.
N. A. HULBERT'3
City Music Store,
WYOMING AVE.. SCHANTO
DECKER BROTHERS in
H.RANICI1 ft BACK
BTUI.XZ & BAUER
4Ju a large stock ot firt-cla
UUblU, ETU. KTG,
Best in the market,
Brandt Clay Product Co.
OFFICE: Blnghamton, N.Y.
FACTORY: Brandt, Pa.
AT Kl I All.
t'oitlof tli best quality fur domestic ujo,uil
of nil alzea, delivered in any part of tlie city
at lowest price.
Order loft at my o(Bc3,
0. 118, WVOMINO AVENUE.
Roar room, first floor, ThlrJ National Bank,
or stmt by mall or teleplioue to the mine, will
receive prompt attention.
Hpeciai ooutraote will b.i made for the sale
and delivery uf Buckwheat CuaL
WM. T. SMITH.
this week. Some great
surprises in store for you.
Mercereau & Connell
807 l.At'KAWANX.l AVUNVU
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
ERSLIP HORSE S
Removable and Self-sharpening Calks,
We are sole agents for Bradford, Columbia, Lacka
wanna, Luzerne, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming counties, State of Pennsylvania.
Catalogue on application.
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' and Blacksmiths'
Supplies, Iron and Steel.
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO.,
Foote 3c Sliear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS.
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO.
kCH ANTON AND WILKES BARRB. PA. MANUFACTURERS O?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Office. SCRANTON. PA.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
William : Sissenberger
Opposite Baptist Church,
Pen 11 Avenue,
Is replete with fine and
medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
Rockers, Couches and
Lounges for the Holiday
Trade. Prices to Suit all.
Also Bed Room Sets, Din
ing Room and Kitchen Fur
niture. Parlor Suits and
Odd Pieces Re-upholstered
in a Substantial manner.
Will be as goad as new.
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARE YOU
of Mixed Candy, Clear Toys,
or any style of Candy or Nuts,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Trieyelis, Doll Cabs, Dr 11101
or Toy of every kiud.
Vuiuo Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Pateit Dolls, Joiuted Dolls,
any liud. of doll from 25c to $15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
To.' Boys, Girls or Dolls, ia
Miple, Oak or Irou, from '25c.
to 1 5.00.
(Ve Lave the goods and our
prices are right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS fie BRO.,
314 Lacka. Ave.
1V0 makuH 8f'IALT uf auupl ylng com
uttUtf lot SuuJuy Scliuula, Fair, Funttrala.
DELICIOUS. MILE) SUGA11 OUHDB ABSOLUTELY
EVERY HAM AND RAIL. OF LARD BRANDI
niK trade supplied THE STqWE)RS PACKING CO., SCRAN'
Frank P. Brown & Co.
WholMal Dealer la
Woodward Cordage and Oil Cloth
720 West lackwanna Ave.
Manufacturer.' Ageuts for CKOCKXRV.
LAMPS and GLASS WAKt.