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THE SCKANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 189-1.
F. E. WOOD,
PCULISHEn DAILY AND WEEKLY IN KCRA
TON. PA.. BY TBS 'i'lllUUN PUilLISUINO
New Yonn Omoi: Thiboni Buildino.
ha n k 8. OnAY, Manager.'
Eulered at the Fottafilce at scrantnn. Pa.,
Steond-Cla.it Hail Hatter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
FCRANTON, JANUARY 4.
Has reduvtd to idleness f,0(W,0tf of
Has reduced ealnes to an amount
yrtater than tht national debt.
Threatens to strike with eijital
vrutltu the fanner, the miner, the
lu.nberinan, the iron worker, the
yus Mower a-nd the textile worker.
It the netted attem)it of the free
trad, COStfeiiraey to reyaiu by tariff
schedules "hat it lost by bayonets.
Uttnt to I rpetuatr conditiont the
tery possibility of whieh has plunyfd
the nation into a slomjh of industrial
VOTE FOR GROW AND PROTECTION.
get mi upper cut in
i ICS CONDOLinni to the Philadelphia
Inquirer. It is inn pitiable political
THE 1KP0STR of eye nuailug is one
that cannot become too seriously de-rressed.
THE L'mtko States treasury is losing
its casb about 119 rapidly as the admin
istration is losiui: its custe.
Tut; SIMPLE fact of the matter was
thut Pennsylvania Republicans couldn't
ignore lucb a uiajzuificmt chance.
T'Hh; "uLD man" made a grand old
finish and will giva to Penusylvaiii
and protection auother grand old cham
PknmsYU ami's voice was ajraiust In
dustry wrecking at Harrishurg yester
day, and Pennsylvania's vote will be
t-nually emphatic in February.
It 19 undoubtedly tru that the jury
which consents to an unfair compro
mise in order to spare itself the incon
Venienos uf a long siuia:: is a poor ad
junct of human jnstios. But it it also
tuo true that a vast deal of this sort of
thing is dona in more counties than
Kh'IUsestative EsDMAM, of Lehigh,
is straiithtforward in his assertion that
he will vote for the Wilson bill. This
Is better than to raiso false hopss
iiinoug the thousands of idle men in his
ditlriot. But it is a kind of loyalty to
a false principle that ths people of bis
district should make hasto to get rid of.
Ir is regretable that deserving un
fortunates should have to bear the
nuiutn cast upon them by such in grates
as that visitor to Father Christ's par
sonage, who rewarded hospitality with
an oath and got very properly caned
for bis impudence. A s'.out hickory
club is a I aid to the digestion of
The TftlBUNBil indebted to the g
teemed Wilkes-Barre Kecord for call
ing its attention to an inadvertence of
which it was guiltv in accrediting
Commissioner Suiitb, of Luzerne
county, to the Democracy. This is the
more humiliating to ns because it in
accurately gives Mr. Smith to a party
which would never know what to do
with au official of his integrity and
thoroughness. We frankly apologize
to Mr, Smith and thank the Record for
reminding us of onr mistake.
While the success ot the Grow can
didacy is due largely to the very cor
dial reception it met with from Re
publican newspaper in all portions of
the state, it is proper to place the
credit of its first suggestion where it
properly belongs Mr. Grow was
"brought ont" not, as a Jlarrlaburg
dispatch in a morning contemporary
asserts, "by ttie Scrantou Republican,"
but by Editor Theodora Hart, of the
Pittston Uuz3tte Until tho Gazette
proposed the sage of Glenwood as Gen
eral Lilly's successor, such an idea
had not entered Mr. Grows mind. He
was first aiipiiz-d of the movement to
nominate him by the receipt of a clip
ping containing cx-Represer.tative
Hart's editorial. The nerve of Joseph A
Scranton's paper in stealing the honor.)
of a friendly contemporary which has
shown it ninny past favors will be rec
Ogata sd as thoroughly characteristic.
Governor MITCHELL, of Florida, has
a chance to distinguish himself by pre- 0pn-.itors of Pennsylv
venting the prize fight btt wee n Corbett 1 am, y st Virgin! . Vi
anu JMitctiell wlucu
hits been arranged
to take place this month at Jackson
ville. Tho bruisers of the ring have
been driven ont of so many states that
the failure of this contest because of
interference by the authorities wonld
have a very depressing effect upon the
whole slugging business. Pugilists
Hall and Fitzsiiumous were driven out
of Minnesota, and both Indiana and
New York have recently been saved
from the disgrace of encouraging fistic
encounters by the quick and positive
action of Governors Matthews aud
Flower. Even Louisiana is no longer
a safe place for the meeting of 'the
"champions." If Governor Mitchell
will do his duty, this particular match
tuny be declared off, and the English
lighter may reconsider bis intention to
settle in America and become an actor.
BOROUOH BOARDS OF HEALTH
The uct providing for the establish
ment of boards of health in all boroughs
of the commonwealth, a summary of
which Was published yesterday, is too
often overlooked. In some localities it
is Blighted through ignorance of Its
existence. In others, the impression
prevails that boards of health are (or
cities and not for small communities.
The latter is a grievous error, both
of fact and law. The law makes no
exceptions in Its requirement that
borough councils, within eta months
after tbe enactment of the act of May
11, 1808, shall select five competent
persons to perform the function of con
servators of the public health. Tholr
duties are explicit)- defined and they
are expected to perform those duties
with a proper show of Ma, as becomes
good citizen honored by the trust thus
confided to their kseping.
As to the us'luluess of such perform
ance, in even the smallest of incorpo
rated communities, there cau bo no
dispute. Three-fourths of our worst
pestib-ucss breed first in little towns
where sanitary conditions are never or
isrely investigate 1, and spread thnce
to the cities. The real dang'-r from
epidemics lurks in these nurseries of
disease, where science has not yet in
tervened to set things forward into the
fashions of urban civilizition.
Every borough should have a live
board of health.
THE CONVENTION'S WORK.
Tho Republican convention which
yesterday nominated a conspicuous
champion of Republican principles
npon a platform ringing with sound
doctrine deserves the thauki of the
party and the people. It likewise puts
an effective quietus on the claim of tho
mugwump and Democratic newspapers
that the leaders of Pennsylvania Re
publicanism are unwilling to consult
the preferences of the masses. The
citizens of this Industrial common
wealth will signify their appreciation
of the convention's good work by roll
ing up a majority , the only uncertain
feature of which will be how high it
will register. It liny be 100,000, but
is more likely to be 150,000 and wonld
surprise very few close observers
should it boldly overtop tho ','00,000
Indeed, there would be a perceptible
fitness in electing this honored pioneer
of the Republican party, this dis
tinguished champion of human free
dom, this stalwart advocate of protec
tion to Amsricin ind ustries and of
hopeful employment for American la
bor, by the largest majority ever rolled
up in this state for any candidate.
Every vote for Gilnsha A. Grow will
bo a vote of threatened mill workers,
of jeoprdd factory operatives, of im
perilled toilers in mine and shop and
store, against the party which, in
dogged defiance of palsied commercial
enterprise, p-rsisti in pouring its in
flammable experiments upon the fires
of business duaiUr. it will be a vote,
not alone of sullen protest, but of ac
tive, indefntigible and furious fight
against tbe destructionists of the
south, tbe economic lunatics of th
PopulUtic west and tho sickly theor
ists among denationalized eastern an
glomnniaci who are together bent upon
a orusnde of ruin
Tlio success of Mr. Grow s caudi
dacy at Harrisburg, presaging as it
does, its triumphant indorsement next
month, ia especially wholesome at this
time because of false notions that have
obtained cone srning ths presont leader
shin of the Republican party, It is an
electric stroke that clarifies and sweet
ens the political atmosphere. The pop
ular vision can now clearly see that
public sontimeut is supreme in partisan
councils; and that tho wisest leader
ship is that in closest touch with the
wish and hope of the masses. To the
consummation of such a desirable en 1.
many causes and i -nicies h ive con
tributed. But it Is only just to say
that foremost among them has bsen
tbu frank nnd fearless utterances of
the Republican press, voicing in brave
words the general will of the voters.
Of its share in such a victory that
press has good reason to fetl proud.
But in its moment of elation it should
not forget to resolve upon equally frank
and straightforward utterance in the
political battles mat are to come.
FIRST FRE? COAL. T 'EN FREE TRAD't.
The Philadelphia R?cord ingeniously
replies to The Tr.iDLNE's recent inter
rogation by asserting that freo coal
"would give tbe coalless sections of
the country access to tho nearest and
cheapest supplies, and our coal pro
line rs a wider market in that part of
Canada where our coals can be de
livered more cheaply than Canadian
coalx. A further reason for abolishing
tho duty is to prevent combinations in
tended to add the duly to tho price of
coal in the home market. Any legisla
tion intended to advance tin cost of an
article of such necessity as coal is per
nicious. The revenue to be derived
from importations is insignificant and
wherever it is paid it is n hardship;
but it was a specially ntrocious bui
tien at Pacific norts."
Tnis shifts the center of contention
from Nova Scotia to the Pacific slope,
a somewhat bewildering jump. But it
does not meet our inquiry. Here,igain,
is the situation Which we want the Rec
ord tonnravel: Tho bituminous coal
vania, Uhio. Indi-
rgini i. Virginia, und Ala
bama dec! ire that with coal aJmlttfli
free they will lose the principal unrket
for their ontpnt, which extends from
some portions of Maine down all along
tbe Atlantic seaboard, and comprises a
belt extending several hundred miles
into tho interior -an area of large pop
ulation and grsat wealth. Tho opin
ing of this market to the Nova Scotlan
syndicate would, as they declare, throw
idle thousands of their miners, and cut
off the meaus of livelihood from thous
ands of families. It would cripple the
new south, depreciate millions of dol
lars worth of investments in American
bituminous mining and, by the quick
process of radiation, depress real estate,
curtail geneial business and throw a
heavy new burden into the scale of
trade stagnation, now so painfully felt
since the Democracy came into power
in this country.
Why should we do all this? The Rec
ord says because it would cheapen
fuel ia New England. Admitting ao
much, what guarantee has It that this
small reduction at best, only a few
pennies per ton wonld compensate for
tbe loss sustained in our own mines
and mining communities; and in the
industry which would bo transferred,
with all Its profits to labor and capital,
from Yankee to Canadian soil?
It will be perceived that In this in
stance the Record flatly discards tbe
revenueionly disguise and comes
squarely out for bald free trade. A
revenue tariff would not discriminate,
either for or against any Industry. It
would impose a uniform aud single
duty on all imports alike, with the one
purpojo of raising mosey to pay fed
eral expenses. The Record, though,
deserts its party's platform by demand
ing a complete and unreserved lettiug
down of the custom honse bars. It
wants to buy In the cheap-s m arket
and sell in the dearest; regardless of
the fact that this woul I put Ann rican
labor to the necessity of accepting
foreign wage schedule, iu all their
pitiable sin illness, while also losing
the chance of any home employment at
nil. We appreciate the Record's un
common candor iu the matter of free
trade in coal, for it shows us that at
heart, the Record and its whole party
is indlssolubly wedded to explic it and
sweeping free trade, arid is only posing
behind the revenue-reform mask so as
to get things in suitable shape for a
general and summary demolition of
tariffs of all kinds.
The Record must be 'insincere in
opDosin tho income tax, for isn't that
odious measure its party's first sly
move toward absolute free trade'.'
LACKAWANNA'S SHAKING UP.
"It never ruine but it pours," says
the familiar adage, and Scrantonians
are in a position just now to attest
the proverb's accuracy. Upon the
heels of the dire conspiracy of tho dis
tinguished Carbondale representnti ve
of the Free Press to dismember tho
present geography of Northeastern
Pennsylvania and readjust, the map so
ns to give the C'arboudalo lawyers au
opportunity to practice in a court of
their own, comos the interesting in
formation thatan euterutisitig munici
pality is conducting its official exist
ence under an act which Is susceptible
of I mug hoisted higher than Gilderoy's
This second bomb is somewhat hazy
in its technical aspects. For present
purposes it is sufficient to say, how
ever, that if it should explodo by the
aid of the supreme court, it will throw
several earnest and capable officials of
this city into the "grand army of the
unemployed," and extend to tho of
ficials whom the act of 1889 escorted
out of municipal authority last year
another twelve month of consecrated
application to the municipal pie COUU
ter. We do uot anticipate au early ex
plosion. The obvious thing to do is to
reserve this secoud bit of litigious py
rotechnic for use In celebrating the
erection of Carbond its county. Bat it
iswise to be in touch with what may bi
as well as will be.
It has often occurred to us, from a
bewildered layman's standpolut, that
tho act now under fira d-served ail the
censure it tins so lib-rally received. It
bears on its ugly face tho stamp of
discourteous legislation, Djes it not
bran I Scrantou as a city of the third
das" Whereas everybody realizes
Scranton'a just claims to a preferred
position, top of ootumnand next to-reading-matt.
r ratiiig atuoti g Keystone
municipalities. When an act has
tnu'obd us once, wbat conceivable
virtue can It possibly liavov We are
heartily forenenst this specimen of
statute-tinkering. On general principles
we condemn and fliggellate it. What
though it be the law? Perish all such
RAD(L F:-E COLLEGE.
Consldersble discussion has beon
roused in interested circles by the
change of the name of the Woman's
Annex at Harvard to that of "Rad
cliffe College." Heretofore the Insti
union has enjoyed no definite recogni
tion nt tbe hands of the university, but
now it Is proposed to give its m inage
uient over to thj litter and counter
sign its diplomas with the name of
President Eliot or whoever his suc
cessor shall be. At the same time
ooil authority will be sought for the
granting of the degree A. B. , and this
degree will be to all intents and pur
poses identical with that grauted bi
the Harvard authorities to the young
men t Cambridge, The now name of
tbe college comes from Anne Rad
cliffe, who gave almost, if not quite,
the first money ever devoted by a
woman to the cause of education in
But, as might be expected, these
steps have not been taken without pro
voking eoine hostile comment. Thus a
correspondent of the New Y'ork Even
ing Post writes to that panr: "To
the many who for more thau a decade
have watched tho annex in what they
hoped was its progr-'Hi toward absorp
tion in Harvard, or at least toward
some form of a generous, straightfor
ward affiliation with that great institu
tion, the proposed coQsuinin ition is a
pltluil deception. What is to be the
significance of n Rsdeliffe diploma
with tbe seal of Harvard university
affixed? Is it the literal equivalent of
a Harvard decree: Then is Harvard
not honest enough to say so, in plain
and simple terms such ns those In
which its own parent, the English Uni
versity of Cunbridge, has acknowl
edged its recognition of women gradu
ate.' " It is doubtless a souroe of dis
appointment to many friends of Har
vard that it has not taken a more ad
vanced step in the matter aud made its
women's department an integral por
tion of itsslf, but the fact should not
be overlooked that It has done some
thing in that direction and that there
is a very considerable probability that
it will follow up its present policy by a
more radieal step a little later on.
These reforms are not wont to move
backward, and having compromised
with the more enthusiastic friends of
co-eduoation now, It is quite likely to
go further in tbe same dlreotion In the
Meanwhile R idcliffe college will af
ford abundant facilities for higher
study and do work for similar char
acter to that of the nniversity of which,
rv.pt in name, it has now bscome a
part. It is to be thought that it will
be recognltod hereafter as a separata
branch of the university, to be snre,
and yot a branch in which young wo
men may securoas thorough an educa
tion as their brothers in Harvard col
lege, and receive at the close ol their
eourse a diploma representing pre
cisely as mueb, ercept in name, nt the
one bestowed upon the young men.
A SAPK and
Sl'RK CCHK FOR
Fount to tho
Trv n liotilo and St
it. Drutju ists sell It
Keelay Cure" at small cost.
it doei you (,'ooa cowmue
Umbrellas yon would own.
That will give the proper tone;
And shed water like a stone,
CONRAD sells but does not loan.
305 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
- WYOMING AVJL, 8CBANT0
this week. Some great
surprises in store for you.
KRANICH & BACK
SXLi.i Sc BAUKR
JLler large etock of flrst-sUis
Mercereau & Connell
MUSIC, UTU. LIU
307 LACKAWANNA AVLXUti
AND DEALERS IN
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clock?, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
IS THE BEST.
Atlantic I eail and Krenrh Ziuo,
Vur Ltnseatf oil,
Turpentine ami Vurnltuel
nuu!)-iiileil Taints in all color,
Pari White ami Kitlnomiue,
Oil- Vltrul, Marble
Diwt anil Window Glafl
No other sareaperllla has the merit to
hold the conllilonco of entire communities
year utter year, as Hood's 8arSKpnrilla. It
possosses curative powers peculiar to itself,
Hod'i P lis are purely vegetable, oare
fully prepared from the best iugredientx.
Removable and Self-sharping 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.
WESTON MILL CO,,
Rooms 1 and I Commonwaalth Bld'a
MINING and BLASTING
Made at tuo sioosic uJ RUto
Lofllin & Kami Powder Co.'s
ORANGE GUN POWDER
Electric Batteries, Fuse for exploi
lug blasts, Safety Kuw aud
RcpauDoChemical C).'sHigh Explosives
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' and Blacksmiths'
Supplies, Iron nnd Steel.
Ice .. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
906 Sooth Washington Avenue,
Contractor and builder of CoUCMtf Flagyl iifr,
DneMte Hi, cits, rotetoi itutter and Coi
Blnu, Wnt C ellars dried up. UrdM may k
left at 'lliutnpson ii Pratt, Will auis A Co ,
Main and Eynon Streets, or at Sciunton
Stove World. Alio Foundations, Cisterns.
FiKh Wirn Tunnels and ColBtiJ. Flasniniffor
Foote 6l Shear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Coal of the beat quality for domestic use. aad
ot alt sizes, delivered in nny part ut the city
at lowest price.
Ut dors left ut my oftloe.
NO, 118, WYOMING AVENUE,
Rear room, first floor, t hird National Bank,
or sent by mall or telephone to the mine, will
receive prompt attention.
P t ocial oontr.-icts will be made for the sale
and delivery of Buckwheat Coal.
WM. T. SMITH.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOB
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
1. nil inn
11 X I
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
ECRANTON AND WltKEb BAItRS. PA. MANUFACTURERS 0?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
Oeneral Office. SCRANTON. PA
Is replete with fine and
medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
Rockers, Couches and
Lounges for the Holiday
Trade. PriceB 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 Caudy, 01 Oft t Toys,
orauy btyle ot Candy or Natl,
Express Wagons. Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, vtWfl
or Toys of every kind.
Ohiua Dolls, Wax Dolls,
l'ateut Dolls, Jointed Dolls,
any kind of doll from 25c to $ la
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or Dolls, ia
Maple, Oak or Iron, from 25o.
We Lave the goods aud our
prices are right. Wholesale
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DEIvICIOVS, MILD 8U&AH OtJRBD
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF
we trade supplied m STqWRS PACKING CO., SCR ANTON, PA
D. WILLIAMS & BRO.,
314 Lacks. Ave.
We make a 8P4CIALTY of supplying it
miltees lur bi:uJ.,y scuuuls, rain, fvttlv;
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wholesale Dealers la
Woodware, Cordage and Oil Cloth
7t0 West lacht.wanna Ave.
Manufacturers' Agents for
L AMI'S aud OLASy WARE.