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THE SCEANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 18U4.
F. E. WOOD,
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1 HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
FCBANTON, JANUARY 2, 1804.
WORK WILL WIN.
Hard, persistent and patient
work will unravel the snarled
threads of business disturbance.
No better waapon to work with
than a breezy, novel and catchy
advertisement in THE TRIB
UNE. TRY IT AND SEE.
The RSTEDRD local contemporary
which initiated the new year with an
iuterestiiitf revival ot the time honored
new county project, Rdvertiie Cjrbon
ilale and occupies space. The end,
though, scarcely jtistitie the exertion.
Tun almanac which is issued by the
WilUa-Uarre Leader for 1891 has been
received. It is a neat compendium of
local events, prettily illustrated and
edited with skill and care. The
Leader knows how to print au annual
that is well worth preserving.
ONE 'jit two Democrats of Wilkes
Batre think Colonel Harvey would be
a line Republican candidate for cou-gratuinanCit-Urg.
It is to be feared,
with due respect to the Colonel'
merits, that the entry and the jockey
are inopportune and infelicitous.
AnuRKW OABMKUB'8 fifth winter
trin abroad will begin next Thursday,
when he will sail from New York to
AltiandriH, and go theuce up the Nile
valley. The grip has no mercy on Mr.
Carnegie, nod it is to escape its harass
ing effects that he seeks a milder cli
mate. Millions of his fellow country
men will wish him bou voyage and re-
Feom THE current annual report of
the commissioner of internal revenue
it appears there were made in this
state last year 1,893,188,839 oiijars;
nearly one-fourth of the entire domes
tic product. Those who oppo39 smok
ing on general principles onht to be
gratifiod at the popularity of the Key
stone ciijar. It is a strong incentive
to uicotiuic tee-totalisni.
The Republicans of Schuylkill
county, or rathor, the quarreling nest
of Republican leaders who fall out
every time the wind blows, would do
the party at large an incalculable serv
ice if they would settle their differences
in manly fashion and then keep them
settled. The kettle of wriggling eels
constantly exposed at this fish market
is rapidly becoming disgnsting.
CoNunr.ss.MA.N Dkapek writes that
tie defeat of the Wilson tariff bill or
Its entire reconstruction on the line of
higuer rates is more liable than its pas
sage. The genate is where it will
strike a rock, in his opinion. The
we'll known incapacity of the Demo
cratis party to fill a position of re
arriniibility is chiefly what gives plaus
ibility to these wide spread claims.
Kjc-Senatou Inualls remembers a
time when this same old Democratic
party of sham and fraud that is now
r icking its brain for some plan of in
come tax whereby the expenses of gov
ernment can be saddled on the north
and east "became iiuite enraged at this
kind of nlan, which they then declared
was inquisitorial in its tendencies." But
what, pray, does Mr. lugalls expect of
the Democratic party I Certainly not
These NAMES are mentioned in con
nection with the Djmocratic nominn
tien for congressman-at-large: Charles
R Buckalew, of Colnmbia; Charles D.
Hancock, of Vernnngo; ex-Mayor
Thomas P. Merrilt, of Reading; Mor
timer F. Elliott, of Tioga; George A.
Allen, of Erie; Captain William Has
een, of Venango; ex-Congressman
William H. Hnowden, of Lehigh and
R. Bruce Ricketts, of Luzsrae. It U a
safe guess that the last named will
eteer very clear of sush a forlorn hops.
Senator Pepper, who blew hot when
the Democracy was flirting with his
Populistic constituents, now blows cold
upon the conglomerate that resulted .
"The Wilson bill," he declares with
emphasis, "is built upon false prin
ciples; it is hypocritical throughout.
Mr. Wilson and his colleagues propose
to put farmers of the United States in
to direct competition with farmers of
the whole world." When Senator
Peffer has had more to do with "Mr.
Wilson and his colleagues" he will find
ont that betrayal of promises is a
chronic Democratic disease.
The millionaire turpsie.n of New
York bad an exciting disenssiou about
the present condition of horse racing
in their neighborhood. They agreed
that it was in a bad way, owing chiefly
to the manner in which the business is
run by men who are on the turf simply
for the money there is iu it, mnong
whom are such well known charustar
as Mike Dwyer and Richard Croker. So
they propose to secure a tighter grip
upon the race tracks, and to that end a
committee was appointed to form an
organization which shall have the
powers of an enlarged board of con
trol. For, really, the racing business
is becoming so disreputable that high
toned millionaires are being driven al
most exclusively into yachting, u sport
which money-getters cannot touch.
Anti-Chinese prejudice on the Pa
cific coast teems to be as bitter and un
reasonable as the wildttt negro phobia
of the south, A young Chinese woman
has been trying for sum-) time to get a
medical education in Sm Francisco in
order to practice among bar own peo
y' '. For three years she has been sup
I 'ting herself by nursing in China
town, but has now made application
for admission to some of the hospitals
of the city. Strange to say even those
who have been called humanitarians
oppose her efforts in every way and her
application has been rafuied by the
municipal health authorities simply
because of her race. This actually is
not such a fling against the Mongolians
as it is against benevolence, when it
wears the Chinese visage.
While one New Yoik paper ha9
been exposing Police Commissioner
Sheehan's Buffal record another has
been iuquiring into the source of Police
Commissioner Mariln'e wealth. Mr.
Martin is familiarly known as
"Jimmie." A few years ago he was
conductor on a street car, and then he
was a clerk ou u small salary, in 1880
Martin becmne police commissioner,
and was then living in a flit on Sixth
avenue. The change that has taken
place iu four years is nmnzing, In
1890, or within a year, Mr. Martin
moved np town to Fifty fourth street,
into the neighborhood of Rockefeller
and Depew, and later on he bought for
$35,000 the house on Forty-eighth
street, in which he now resides in mag
nificent style. All this Mr. Martin has
dono on a salary of iOOO a yoar. Ha
must have grown very rich since he
became police commusiouer, else such
high living would bo far beyond his
means. How did "Jimmie" Martin
get his money .' (Mich a rapid stride
from poverty to opulence can only ex
cite one's curiosity. We trust that the
people of New York will not allow it
to remain a puzzle.
I'.IS EMHTY-F0U3TH BIRTHDAY.
Gladstone celebrated his t-iirhty
fourth birthday by fulfilling his duties
as head of the British government and
leader of the commons, taking more or
less part iu the debate in that iiouj",
and doing what he could to advance
the parish council bill toward Its pass
age. Tnese duties he is performing
daily, in addition to a mass of other
work, with practically the earns vigor,
mental and physical, that has charac
terized his work for years If he has
lost anything of strength iu body or
mind during the year, the )ot is so
slight as not to diminish hie capacity
for leadership aud effective work.
There have been periods of illness an I
exhaustion during the year when r.st
and careful nnrsing have been neces
sary, but Sir Andrew Clark was spared
long enough to carry his friend through
the worst of these, which was by no
means a serioin matter, and since the
physician's death. Gladstone has had
only slight need of a doctor.
Yet those who watch the great
Englishman daily in the Commons
note that his step is not quite so firm.
his eyesight not so clear, nor his voice
so strong as it wa3 a year ago. The
fatigue of a long sitting tells ou him
more and the occasional naps into
which he has been accustomed to drop
for years in his seat in the Common
are now more frequent and prolonged.
Nevertheless the capicity for sevore
and prolonged labor remain, with the
ability to rally rapidly from fatigue,
while the mighty intellect is as clear
and acute and as masterly in its grasp
as ever. Some of the hardest parlia
mentary work of his life has been per
formed by Gladstone since his last
birthday. He probably has never
certainly only few times before beeu
under a more severe strain than that
put upon him during the home rule
debate in the Commons. If the last
has been a busy year with the Grand
Old Man, it has also been a fairly suc
cessful one from the politician and the
statesman. He has had no forei -j
mutters of moment to deal with, unless
it be in connection with tho Siamese
invasion by France, which was a
matter with which Lird Rosebery
showed himself entirely competent to
deal. England's attitude iu pretsnos
of the uneasiness an I sign of storm in
continental Europe has bn a waiting
one, requiring no uction and calling
for no especial declaration of policy.
The naval scarj which has grown
ont of the Franco-Russian friendship
worked to Gladstone's advantage rather
than otherwise, and tho troubles in
Matabeleland have done him no harm
so far, although they may come later
to bother him. It has been great good
fortune for Gladstone that he has had
no foreign questions demanding im
mediate attention to distract him from
the course of domestic reform he has
worked out. Along this liue of domes
tic reform, he has made decided prog
ress during the year, in spite of the
obstructive policy of the lords. He
has passed the home rule bill through
the commons, got it before the people
and received their verdict upon it in
several by-elections. Gladstone begins
his eighty-fifth year full of plans for
the next session of parliament, and as
determined as ever to carry out his
programme of reform legislation to the
end In spite of Tories, Unionists and
the Lords, separately or combined, aud
the outlook for his suecess is practic
ally better than it was ayoarngo--Jave
that he is a year older.
A KALEIDE8C0PIC PRESIDENT.
Two recent statements concerning
President Cleveland's relations to the
public men in Washington and to call
ers in general exhibit striking differ
ences as to matters of fact. The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York
Sun, which is unfriendly to Cleveland,
"Very few people see him, and day
after day goes by without his giving an
audience to any of the numerous cullers
at the White lioiw, who are all turned
over to Secretary Tburber. The presi
dent is rarely seen driving within the
city limits, never goes walking, has
sadly neglected his old pastor, Dr.
Suuderland, to whose church the crowd
goes every Sabbath day in the hope of
catching a glimpse of the President's
family, and keeps himself as far as pos
sible from thegazxof the pubiio; all of
which goes to couhrm the persistent re
port that he is not in sound health."
But tho Boston Herald's correspond
ent writes: "The president in iu ex
cellent condition or he could not have
stood tho stream of callers which bus
been flowing through the Whito house
this week as easily as he has. Having
finished the Hawaiian tufesags and sunt
it to congress, the president felt that
he could spurn more time for senators
and representatives who wanted to see
him than he had been able to afford
since ho began to prepare his annual
message. So ever sloe Monday, sen
ators aud representatives bare found
the White house doors sttnding open,
as it were, and have been crowding
through it. On Wednesday and Thurs
day the president must have had sev
eral hundred calls from early morning
until evening. JJ'or, most of the morn
ing, of each day he has stood on his feet
while he was listening to the requests
made of him mostly for appointments
to office. "
These stories were wri'ten at about
the same time, and some readers will
have much difficulty in deciding which
statement to believe. Tnere is some
thing, however, so kaleidoscopic abont
the presldeut, palpably ubiquitous to
some, and ever invisible to others, as to
bear out the views of the Mugwumps
that their idol nearly possesses the at
tributes of a god.
HIS TIME WILL COME.
The esteemed West Chester Republi
can says that Lieutenant Governor
Watres' decision not to be a candidate
for governor in opposition to General
Hustings;" takes from r ha list of candi
dates a man equipped in every way to
be the chief ruler of this state, and
adds iv powerful supporter to the ranks
of the Centre county rasn'a friends."
It does, indeed. The lieutenant
governor's action in this respict was
one of considerate deferencs to the will
of the majority, as expressed in the
obvious desire of Republicans to
honor tho candidate who was the
choioa of many for governor before Mr.
Watres had become an executive offi
cial of this commonwealth. Our
townsman lays the Republican masses
under a new obligation to him by his
volunteered willingness to introduce
no disturbing element into the party
When he was nominated to his pres
ent position he was the choice, not of
one factiou, but of nil factions. The
friends of General Hastings were us
cordial to hi'm in th convention of 1801
as were, those of the successful c nidi -date
for the gubernatorial nomination
That he was the ohoice of the people,
too, was proved by his suoc3ss in the
election which sent a Democrat to the
chief magistracy of the commonwealth.
The politician win keeps friendship
with the psople. while giving no un
necessary offense to those prominent in
party leadership, is one to keep aa eye
His time will come.
CLEAN THE ICY PAVEMENTS.
If every Scranton householder would
obey the city ordinance against icy
pavements by putting idle men at
work shoveling tho snow and ici into
th gutter, much distress of various
kinds would be relieved.
The county commissioners set an ex
cellent example yesterday when they
put a snow shovel brigade to work
upon the pavements surrounding the
court house. Tnose walks are now
safe to walk on. One doesn't need to
patronize an accident insurance com
pany or make his will before stepping
across or around the square.
There are unemployed mon and
boys in this city who would be glad of
the chance to earn a few pennies by n
brief but decisive wrestle with that
stretch of ice in front of the average
Scrantonian's property. Let them
Governor Flower, of Now York,
reported in his annual massage tho
result of the experiment of putting con
victs at work road-building. Wardeu
Thayer, of Clinton prison, has had one
hundred convicts making a road from
the railroad station at Dannemora to
the prison, and has kept an accurate
account of the work done by each man,
with cost of tools and the other itemi
' xpense. and therefore is able to
6tate a; irately the cost of making one
aud one-eigth miles of good country
road in a rather favorable locality.
Under tho law passed by the last leg
islature convicts can be so employed at
the option of the board of prison man
agers, and county authorities can ar
range to employ them. The new high
way law gave counties other rights in
relation to road building, of wbich
some have availed themselves. A full
account of what has been done was
given in tli mwW'Hf,
as to Politics.
C hris Magee minounces his personal
preference for Giluaha A. Gro.v, and
intimates that several votes from Alle
gheny will Battle down into the Sn
qnehanna county candidate's fold
Wednesday. This is what Mr. Magee
thinks In his own language: "He is
one of the old Republican war horses,
and the party would honor itself by
honoring him He is a ram of eune
rior intellect and is thoroughly posted
on the wants of Pennsylvania. His
past reputation would give him a
standing in congress at oooe, aud he
seems to me to he the only man so far
mentioned that is so well qualified for
the place. In thiB congress Pennsylva
nia needs representatives that know
how to tight, and in Mr. Grow they
would have one. "
If all that they say of Howard
Mutcbler 1m trne, it It evident that he
hss inherited a large percentage of the
adroitness which distinguished his
father's career in politics. His appoint
ment of yonng Harry Wilbur to a West
Point cadetship right aftr young
Harry's older brother threw Mutchler,
fits, ignoiniuiously down in the
Lvhighton posttnas'ership fight, spikes
the Wilbur guns as to the future aud
robs tho Harrity-Storm combination
of a potent ally in their efforts to re
tire the said Howard with only one
term of congressional glory. It has
been well said that the secret of succsss
in politics is in knowing when to give
in. Mr. Mutchler svems to have
learned this great lesson earlv.
; A canvass by the Philadelphia Times
of the Pennsylvania R, publican dele
gation at Washington shows that while
all admit the possibility of some other
nomination next Hiiuiiutr, all mention
General Hastings' mini j as their fore
most gubernatorial prediction. Con
gressmin Stone and Stoae, the one of
Warren and the other of Allegheny,
are potentialities, in th t order named,
but are scarcely regarded as formid
able opponents of tne Hastings move
ment at this time. All this would seem
to indicate that the Pennsylvania dele
gation keep closely in touch with i a 1 1
sentiment. It is obvious tlint tie
knock down-ind-drag-out style of
leadership will hardly come into vogne
this new year.
As a matter ofjustlce.lt should be
aid that the bard work iu Los-rne
county's -ning board of comtnls
sionsrs has devolved almost wholly on
Its minority member, Hsrry Evans, of
Pittston. The mother county has beeu
right fortnnate in this fact, for despite
the iseavy drains upon the county treas'
urv the cash fund bas grown from
$53,i00 to $107,000 aud toe general
treu.l of county government bas been
satisfactory. Mr. Evans is ao inde
fatigable worker, a man loral to his
fricn Is au I one full of likablo traits.
He carries out of office the good will of
very honest man.
The Carbondale Herald pays a hand
some tribute toex Commisstoners Hall
stead, Flanaghan and Franz. It truth
fully says they "have borne themselves
in a most creditable manner, and will
go ont of office with the proud satisfac
tion of knowing that they have the up
proval of the tax-payers of the county."
After citing the heavy responsibilities
of the position of commissioner it adds
that Mr. Demuth and the two incoming
Republican commissioners "are be
lUved to be men of the needed require
ments, and if they follow the example
of their predecessors by working har
moniously s together they will, upon
their retirement, meet with the same
generous praise so freely accorded the
members of the out-going board."
The Democratic Wilkas-BArre News
Dealer, which has fought the battles of
the majority party in Luzerne for In,
these many- years; aud which, in this
long period of service, has showered iu
tree advertising upon the cheap politic
ians of its party the equivalent of
thousands of dollars, has our sincere
sympathy in Its last and crowing ex
perience of Democratic ingratitude;
bestowed, just before leaving office,
by the Democratic commissioners it
helped to elect. It has again lost the
county printing; but it has gaiued an
insight into Democratic methods which
ought to bo worth something as a c in
solation. From GroVer down to Smith
and Dullard, they are all alike; a fact
which Brother Boyd is invited to
"make a note of."
It is Handsomely. Vilutid.
rlhe Scranton Tuiuine' Almanac for
1 301 is illustrated with finely -engraved
portraits of the principal editors of
the United States. The book is hand
somely printed and eudoseil in au at
tractive e ver, which convey in x etry
aud pruse the compliment i of the lami nk
to its numerous readerr.
T e ImpoiUuce of keeping the liver and
kidubvs iu good condition caunot be
overestimated! flood's Sursuparilla is a
great remedy for regulating and invigora
ting these organs.
Hood's Pilli act easily, yet promptly
and effectively, on l he liver and bowels.
PHO-RE'-N OS BURK CUMFOR
1)R U N KBNN ESS
Fqual to tho "Keeluy Curo" nt small cost.
Try a tiottln uud if it duej you good continue
Umbrellas you would own,
Thai will give the proper tone,
And shed water like a stone,
CON ft A D sells but does not loan.
305 LACKAWANNA AVfcNUE.
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
Vi YOU1NU AVE., SCUANTCOi
this week. Some great
surprises in store for you,
Mercereau 4 Connell
307 LACKAWANNA A VlCNUti
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
SLIP HORSE SI
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 Wagotituakers' and Blacksmitus'
Supplies, Iron and Steel.
DICCKEK BROTHERS am
KllAJV lOH & BACK
t '.it i large etock ot n rat olu
Ul'SlCAh MI :t II WIMSU
Coal of thn bnut quality tor doiudatic uscanil
of nllslzua. Hivered In any part of tae city
at lowest price.
Order left at iny offlce.
.NO. lis, WYOMING AVEVUK,
Hear room, Brst floor. Thir l National Bank,
in- sent by mall or telephouo to tho mine, will
it-celve prompt attention.
:-l i-i-i.i! c !it!..-n will l made for thu eslt
and delivery ot Buckwheat Coal.
WM. T. SMITH.
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes,
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO.
Foote & Sliear
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
HI KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS.
i ran ncRffCM
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO.
ECRANTON AND WII.KuS harrk. pa., makvfactorsrb oj
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Office, SCRANTON. PA.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DELICIOUS, MILD aUGa-Aft. OTTJHlEUD ABSOLUTELY PURB
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
rUE TRADE SUPPLIED
THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
William : Sissenberger
Opposite Baptist Church,
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 good as new-
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARE YOU
of Mixed CtUldy, Clear Toys,
of any style of Caudy or Nttts,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Drums
or Toys of every kiud.
Chiua Dolls, Wax Dolls.
Patent Dolls, Jointed Dolls
any kind of doll from 25c to 15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or D0II9, iu
Maple, Oak or Iron, from 25c.
"Ye Lave the goods aud our
prices are right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.,
314 Lacka. Ave.
We maka a 8PEOIALTY of supplying coin
Biltttiee tuv Huntley Scbiole, l'h, reatltals.
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wbuleeele Dealers la
Woodware. Cordage and Oil Cloth
780 Weit Lackawanna Ave.
Manufacturer' Agouti for CKOCKERV,
LAMPS aud ULASSWAKK.