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THE SCi. ANTON" TiilUNE-SATUUDA V MORNINGr, JANUARY , lfcw.
F. E. WOOD,
Ptnuunn duit and wuklt in schan-
tUN. i'a at THE TttlHUjri PUBllBHIKO
Nw Yobk OrpiOE: TitiBiiNK Bnu.niNo,
Frank S. Qrat. Manaqeu.
iitertd at the Postofllce at Srriinron,
Second-Class Mail Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
FCRANTOJJ. JANUARY tl, 1804.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
FOR COXORESSM AN AT I, 1BOK,
oam sua a. allow,
TXTCTJON' Fr.BRUARV SO. '
GROW SOUNDS THE KEY NOTE"
"The Den, or, nts claim the hard times
are a iegaci of Repitblioan rule. The
first legacy of Republican rule is the
Vnion preserved and its people free.
The nest is an interchangeable ana
sohini MCrMMH l""""r tt a joiiik
banking system, the value of its issue
being recognized at home and abroad.
rr,u the Democrats propose to supplant
u .ih 'he cid red do;; and wildcat cur
rency, "nder BepvbUean ntli todi
tries mititplittl tmtn-fold. It tufpHed
rMMMMtor government and public
ucrk end for pensions to the- i rate ricn
uho offered their lives for their coun
try. The Democrats now propose a
tariff neither for rextnui nor protec
tion OM of these hybrids whieh has
no power to perpttuatt ittelf. The
Dcr-iccrahi pialferir. deziarcd for a
tariff for rc:en::; ar.d '.his C;'u is nott
ir.j. Ti'hii kind of c-tatcsrr,ans':ip is
ihatr After o::c hundred year; of prO"
icctior. the Democratic party has jvM
found exit a protective tariff ;s iir.con
satUionai. It takes it about that
time tojtnd cut anything. And it did
net find oii until MWrtfl years a??
that the promulgation of the consUiu
(ton of thej-.sir.etimc confederacy is
elated for liatefy, ttccssion and free
trade That moMMSHt has beer, p,it
down and the. srMtftt j et trade ntiHt
nient would be put to the jicrj- I'.ar
knows no leaking. '
VOTE FOR PROSrERIT..
Iks betteriiKNT of Spruce street
vrbicu is needed most jmt now ia the
haniahmeat of the mushy and L.wi..
able '.too den block paverueut.
a penalty upon success. It offers a re
ward to dishonesty. It makes per
jincrs. It corrupt the people. It
brings in its train tli spy, the informer,
and the janniisary, It i jntmcte the
horizon of individual liberty. It is the
first step toward centralization, the tirBt
blow at the ahrine of republican iusti
tntioni." A measure ao inequitable,
advanced, ns it is now, so utterly with
out reason or eveme, can never,' become
the lasting law of the American people
They will not submit to it.
VARIOUS stories are in circulation
accrediting friends of MeKinloy and
Harrison with nursing rival boonn
This ia to be expected. The rumors
will increase as 1SU grows nearer.
For instance. Governor JicKinley's
forthcoming visit to Wilkes'-Barre,
March 1, whero he will, it is hoped,
respond to a toast at the Camnro
American society's annual banquet,
will unquestionably be tortured into
a sinuous attempt to coil a pale green
band of dlsooutent around the Harris
onlnn preference' of anthrrcire re."ion
Republicrnf. And t hen, shonld Gen
eral Harrison chance to r-viH Phila
delphia, us he may in n few weeks, the
reverse of this story will bo called into
requisition. ' It is in thie manner that
political jealousies are fostered by acu
sational reporters, anil unwary readers
deluded into fancying they see rival
ries that really do not eiist. The fast
of the matter is that Pennsylvania
Republicans are not worrying about
18U6, nor do they propose to begin wor
rying until that bridge is reached.
Evan then it ia a safe guess that they
will feTor the man irho secmc at that
time b?; calculated to de?trre and
achieve success, independently of hat
tuy may have thought or laid at the
dawn of 1394
now being manifested in the rise and
doctrines of the Populist party. Of
course it if not to be denied that the
availability of outside capital has been
of (treat benefit to the West but the
way in which it poured into Kansas
and some other sections during the ten
year to IWO was undoubtedly mo3t do
moralizing. it came near fastening upon the
western farmer the credit syetem
which baa done ao mnch to eusluvA
agriculture in the south. But three
years of boom collapsing, enforced
economy and debt paying in the west
have been doing the same good wor!
there as in the south, and agriculture
will undoubtedly emerge from the
present depression in a more solid and
healthy state than it has beon in for
Tiik DEFICIT in ruvenne that would
be created by the Wilson bill as it now
stands would ensily amount to $70,0(10,
000. The scheme by which other rov
enue would bederlred nndertbe opera
tion of that tnen'nre i indicated in the
j appandad tehie:
Intone- tat sen (wtpr.a
Whisky at il rr gallon '.. 10,100,000
Plnyiug catda and cigarettes . 8,000,000
Where, tiicn, wi 11 congress make up
the difference between the 170,000,000
deficiency and this $48,000,000 of inter
nal revenue? The. $2r, 000,000 haa to be
made up aome way. How do the hos
tile tariff tinkers propose to do it? Or
do they expect ultimately to run in
debt and then repudiate the debt, us
they do down south when financen don't
pan otn to irit them 'i
A HAFK AND
Bl'RK CURB FOR
DR U NKENNESS
Tqnatto tbo "Keik-y Cure" at i
Try it boltK- ami it It il.xr you kuoi
Governor P7TUON3 Philadelphia
teivspiper eays "it looka like Her
ring.'' In th; risw ono Willinm
Hi DM is underatcod to cmpulsoniy
and sullenly concur.
ros DtUOOKMlIO purposes sacrificial
wnat ll the matter with t. f. rkisner
ljr congres:-tnau-at large? His eipri
enc outside the breastworks is at one, 3
i.-t piofound and varied.
Ex-Jo&OS SiCKii, ut ileatVOtfi haa
pone throuah the formalities cf an
nouncing himself a candidate for How
ard Mutchlers slat. Mr. Mutchler.
meanwhile, is going through the for
lLnlltyof trying to iix things so he will
uot get it.
Postmaster Qenehal Bisseli. is
quoted aa having said on Thursday that
Mr. Hines blue for the Kauticoke post
maitersbip would get bis plum on Fri
day His failure to do ao layi the ad
ministration under suspicion of poking
paiuful fun at Lutirnf'l little Napo-leod
u is aurpriaing how general the be
lief ia, even among Democrats, tnat
the best thing for the party to do in
this spring congresiiouai right Is to
mnkfi no formal opposition to Qrow
Such a determination might, it is true
look like a cowardly abandonment of
principle btt that is one strong reasou
why Democrat! contemplate it with
The RATIFICATION by the peop le of
the proposed Spruce and Linden
street improvements would add
directly and perceptibly to the
public convenience Bat Scrso
ton can never regard itself as
wholly metropolitan while it per
mits its streets and croaaings to re
semble seas of mud.
What THI country wants, say the
Washington Post, "is legislation that
will start the wheels of industry and
keep them rolliug merrily, uot legisla
tion that will clog aud paralyze them "
This brilliant epigram condenses the
whole argument of the Republican
party. Republicans move on. They set
things going. They do not slacksu nor
limp nor stop. The Republican policy
is the policy of life and progress, it is
not the policy of antiquarian research
for musty methods of impeding things
It is evidently the intention of the
powirs that be to maintain the iport
ing atandard of Philadelphia's naval
office Colonel John 1 Rogers, who
first got Pattison's indorsement for the
place and later his stab in the baek, is
famoui in bote ball circles, and now
President Cleveland's favorite, who, it
is thought, will soon be named, is H tr
ace S. Fogel, and he edits the sporting
department of Boaou Friend L. Clarke
Davis' Philadelphia Ledfer. The na
tional game and the national pie coun
ter appear, in tbii case at least, to have
signed an entente corillale.
iKJUSIOua JH EFFECTS EYZBTw'KaSF
The threatened Urifl legislation has
not only bad a bad effect on American
industry bat it Sfs.xi plain enough
tbat foreign countries hare suffered
indirectly from thl same cause if not
to the same extent, it wosld be rash
to ciaim tbat s; . abroad is
solely due to American legislation:
even in tbii country there are
causes which cannot be ascribed
to the acta of conjress. The fall of
silver has disturbed business and
this feature is not confined to the
United States The Argentine troubles,
the Italian panic aud the European
war scares ail play some part as factors
m the European business conditions of
today . but at the same time there are
still other factors, among which ia to
be counted the uncertain prospect of
tariff legislation on the part of the
The way iu which this work has
been shown by statistics of the treas
ury department The industries of the
United States have been depressed by
the fear of tariff legislation that may
a if oct those industries unfavorably.
Especially in many branches of trade
where goods must be made for a mar
ket that ia at its height six mouths
later than the time of order
or manufacture, the fear of pos
sible and probable changes haa
had a paralysing effect. The
manufacturer hesitates to apend thous
ands of dollars in making goods which
may perhaps be sold only at a loss
nest spring or next summer. The un
employed cptrntive practices strict
economy in bis purchases and manner
of living, A market which before the
Democratic victory of 1S'J3 was one of
the most remunerative in the world to
labor, has beeu obcoked, confined and
made sluggish. Foreign producers
have evidently suffered from the
the foreign manufacturers Were
very happy over the news of the Dem
ocratic victory in lSM, but they are
now feeling the etfeots of that victory
iu their own bmiuaej Perhapa, as they
hope, the Wilson tariff will open the
customs doors so wide as to give them
the market which has been hitherto
kept largely for the product of Amer
ican labor; but as yet the European
producers have reaped only the bitter
instead cf the sweets, aDd they
have found only a poor mar
ket in this country since the
Democratic congress began to turn its
attention to tariff revision They have
not suffered so much from this cause as
the American people and the American
industries, but at all events the Euro
pean producers have suffered heavily
and if, us is still possible, the Wilson
bill 1 defeated, they will have suffered
without securing any future gain. It
is no wonder that the enthusiasm of
foreign producer over American tariff
reform has undergone a noticeable do
presaion in the recent past,
It vriLL co no perceptibi? h?ra to let
poet .Jade. Whitcomb Riley proceed
with the writing of his promised dia
lect comedy of Hooaier life. It con
scarcely be worse than much of the cur
ent representation cf Indiana pioneer
haracter. and if it be net a groat deal
better, it will be Riley s first artistic
failure. A generation which can stand
Lord Tonnyson s "Forester ' ought to
find something -worth welcoming in a
dramatisation of (iood Bye Jim.
Take Kesr of "x'ourself.
The EstlEiueD Wilkes -Barre Record,
regarding Mr. Powderly as a "typical
American citizen," thinks It would be
the crowning achievement of his career
were the ex-general master workman
publicly to take the platform in oppo
sition to the Wilson bill. The influence
Mr. Powdttrly would yield in this
direction would be a very desirable
accession to those forces now massing
against th proposed crude tariff , but
labor ought to be able by this time to
see for itself what it owe to protection.
Mr. Cleveland own "object lession" li
the best possible argument agminit the
No BITTER indictment of the income
tax has been pbraaed than this inoisive
pi seen tment of the Washiugton Post
"it it a tax upon thrift. It impose
CREDIT SYSIEM DiOPUCEU
It is of great interest to learn from
the Baltiinare Manufacturers' Reoord
that an extensive inquiry among south
eru bankers anil factors shows that the
credit system is being rapidly displuced
by the cash system. The enforced
economy of the lust two years has
caused a complete change in southern
farm methods, say th bankers without
exception. The Record thus sums up
what its reports appear to establish:
"They show that the wholt economic
policy of southern farm interests is un
dergmog a change and tne oredit sys
tem is being superceded by a cash
basis. The low price of cotton for the
lest few years forced upon farmers' the
necessity of raising their own food
stuffs, and added to this was the de
cision of bankers and factors to ad
vance much less money on cotton than
formerly. The result has been
change that, for the time beiDg, while
paseing from the credit system with
its liberal buying to a cash lys
tern requiring the closest economy,
there his bjen l.-ss trade with farm
ers, and hence a decreased volume of
general business in the south. B it this
has brought about a more solid condi
tion or tne business dependent upon
farm trade throughout the south than
we have had for many yearn. Mer
chants are dairying small stocks and
buying only as needed , farmers are
paying off their debts to such an ex
tent that, without exception, these let
ters from bankers say that the (arm
ers are leaa in debt than for year?."
What the credit system has done t
demoralits louttmn agriculture, the
rbsh or eastern money into farm
mortgages in certain parts of the west
haa done in a Way for agriculture in
those sectioui. It cultivated extrava
gant habits and methods, and a spirit
of discontent and dependence wbiob is
COMMENTS OF CONTE W FORflKiES.
Wholly Asceptabi? to Lthib.
vf Lile Ur. Grow was not the choice of
Lehigh county, it preferring one of Its
o.vn citizens a man wuo would nave
graced the position and shed lustre on his
party there will be no comity wnoae Re
publicans will prove more loyal In support
of the. nominee than those of Lehigh. Oar
county played an important pur; la the
convention, und while the price was de
nied it the fact remains that it bore itself
nobly in the contest and came out with
ShoTrs n Surplus of Patriots
The establishment of another count .- to
be carved out cf Leckawanua, Wayne
Via Sui-quebauna counties, with Carbon-
dale us the county seat, is being agitated.
This periodical agitation of such schemes
may De tai:en as indicating mat tne pa
triots willing: to leave private life and
serve as public officials are increasing with
greater rapidity than offices
Au vnt of (jnral Interest.
St-Minitlee Franci Troa Timet,
The Republican!) of Pennsylvania hare
done well in nominating Hon. Ciaiushu A.
Qrow for cougressman-at-lurge to succeed
the late General i.nlv Mr. Orow is one
of the foremost citizens of Pennsylvania,
le;:iolator of wide experience ana excep
tional abiiitie., and n man of sturdy hon
esty and sonnd judgment. The national
couucils need more men of this stamp, and
io. election, which is assured, will he a
di-ttinctgalnto the whole country. As
the war speaker ot tuo house of repre
sentatives be won a noble fame and his
return to . ...:.. will be an eyent of
i.illy Ooeervs the Honor
ti'iil a-Barre iuxi-Dsaltr
Gaiuiba A. (irow is a fortunate man
lo return to tho scenes of his earlier
triumphs, especially at his aie, is a priv
ilege not often vouchsafed to many men iu
public life. What i more to the point,
too, is that he fully dnserves the honor oe
stowed upoD him. t'e wish him well in
his new old sphere and predict that the
great state of Peuusylvauia will no: be
disaipoiutei iu their representative.
Candid Words From tha Enemy.
HWaWsyoU Times ( Dun).
ORlusba A. (irow is undoubtedly the
strongest nominee the Republicans could
select at this particular lime. He lsu most
indent advocate ot protection and well
versed in parliamentary tactics. He will
if elected strengthen his party in congress.
Will Be a Credit to the State.
Oalusha A. Grow is one of the great
Republicans of the state. He was one of
the striking figures of the nation la more
exciting day than these. He yet retains
all the old time ability aud energy and he
ill he a credit to r enusyivania.
Tba Author of the Qrow Boom.
ill.ei lSarrt 7Vmf
It strikes us that TheoJova Hart, the
enthusiastic editor and proprietor of the
Pittstou Guiette, has a right to toa3 his
hat high ia the uir over the uomicatiou of
Galusha A (trow. Air. H u t has been the
one steady, stniiooh and iindeviatliig
friend and promoter of the taiqainattnt
statesman. Ho whs the first to siifgebt
him for the late Uenerul Lilly's place and
stuck to him until other journals picked
him up and accentuated the proposition
that Mr. Grow was the. right mau to
choose for the vacancy.
If Umbrellas yon would own,
Thai will givp Hip prober totw:
And shed waler likr a si one,
CONRAD sells but does not loan.
305 LACKAWANNA AVF.NIJf,
Aa Viewed in Waehlnaton.
IFiMnfn0von i't, ind.
ilalusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, the
Uepubllcuu candidate for congressman at-
large to euccded the late Geueral Lilly, is
ill bis seventieth vein lis wu a good
und fuitblul representative In the hoiie
ten years before tho war brok out. He
wus speaker of tbat body right lu the
midst ot the war. His record is of an hon
orable and useful character, lu all re
specte be proved himself an able, diligent
and patriotic legislator, is as viaor-
ons of mind and at cupable of efllcieut leg
islative servn-e wm ue ever we, anu lue
Republicans of Pennsylvania have hou
ored themselves rs well ns him bv this act
of justice to one of their mot deserving
aad .i.uu.;-i.u men.
TiUir County Is Knthiuiaatla.
The oDe man in the utale most widely
w.i.-.. n i o ruuM 10 wsriuiiy act us a
. oil,1 re--:miii hi lui ce fr. in this ntute was
SlWIHIi The convention simply rehVcted
public sentiment, tveu the other gentle
men Whose names uau nec-u muutluued id
cinnculion with the nomination recog
hitea Mr. Grow' peculiar fitness und huh
nutted with great cheerfulness to tho Hi
name ii Mm i in- cuuveuiioii a action
mil b ratified with groat enthusiasm in
every section of the state. The uaiae of
the candidate means something to every
citizeu oi me couiinouwenii u. ls oittei
elt political enemy wilt not deny his fit
Mammoth Bed Letter Clearing Sale
OUR IMMENSE STOCK OF
Dry Goods, Cloaks, Furs and Carpets
Will be on sole at Ruinous Prices for two weeks
Monday, Jan. 8, and ending Monday, Jan. 22
K A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
STEIN WAY SO
KRAMIOH & BACK
BTiiXiSC & BAUUii
lite a large ttock ot Brat-clai
Uii'olU lio l ie
Nearly every article will be sold much below the usti&l
price, and in many instances at and below cost. People who
have attended our Annual Clearing Sales know what a savins;
For further particulars watch our future announcements
in The Tribune, Truth and Free Press
ercereau h Connell
S07 LACKAWANNA AVENUU
AND DEALERS IN
Atlantic i r. i and Trench Zine.
i'ure in... -i Oil.
Tui-pcutluo and V
Rco:l;-oilsc-.l Faints in all colon,
.1. lj White and KnUomlne,
Oil' Vitrei, Marble
Uutt anil Winiiotr ftlas
Roams 1 and I Comnionwealtti M
MINING and BLASTING
Made at the MOOSiC and RUSH
and Fine jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Novelties.
IS THE BEST.
Removable and Self-sharping Calks.
We are sole agents for Bradford, Columbia, Lacka
wanna, Luzerne, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,
Wayne aud Wyoming counties, State of Pennsylvania.
Catalogue on application.
THE WESTON MILL CO..
Bittenbender &Co.,Scranton, I ""'i'ff etb?'eer
WUksalo ami retail usalera' in Wagonmakara' anJ Blacksmith
Supplies, Iran and Steal.
Lsffiin Ji: RanS Powder Co 'a
ORANGE GUN POWDER
Elsitric Batteries, Fusei for eirjl.,.l
in blast, j-Wiv fall and
Repaun-jChemUal Cft.'lHlgh Explosives j
All Prices ami all Sizes.
Foote tSc. Shear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Is replete with tine and
medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
Rockers, douches 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-
90ti South Washington Avenue.
- -t.H. t .. .i i l.illiler of Concrete Maauiuo,
I'oncreto Blocks, KmU, Hiilter ami CtMW
V.Uif, Wet OUitit ilriott up. Ofdere tuay be
on ai iiioi ii,suu j I'Mtt. w i 1 nin j s t o.
Main iiml hyuou StreuK or at lierantoa
bli.vo Work4. ,.. Poiiiulatluus. C!tere.
Flub Win. ( 111 ki..i UrtnM. I kcg-i..- r..r
AT It I . TAIL.
CoalnF tlm belt quality tor domtltlo ushaml
of Hllaltee. ilelHeretl lb ant pe.it at tue city
ht loweat pi'loe.
OrtfBf left a my ..rm.
NO. 118, WVOMING VVIINUB.
Rear room, firt floor, ThlrJ National Dank,
or tent by mail or telephone to the inn.e. Will
1 ..- 1 . prompt ..1 i. iiii. n
Kputial cuntiicrs will be (...id f.r tbe aale
etS delivery of Riwkwboat Coal.
WM. T. SMITH.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO.
ttRANTON A.M. WILKES BARRE, FA. UNUFj.GrIURiiK8 O.'
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
iauaral Oftke, SC'.KANTON.
" ' ' ' "' " "' . '. It.. TA"V" "" ..i-t.Ii.-
ASK YuUH GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
The tularee Of dyaprpela, the ....( .... .
oi sctoiuie, toe ajfiinii iuc itcu rdu pain ot
salt rneum, the uisngi enable tyuiptdr&8
oeiairu, aa- removed uy nond b Harinp
Hcod'a Pllla are the beat after dinner
pllle, aeaiat digsatiou, prevent conttiDa
DKLICICUQ, MILD STJOAiH OUHIO ABSOI.UTSLV aPUJRID
EVERY HAM AND PAIL OF LARD BRANDED.
"TI$?BTgPPLIED THE ST0WERS PACKING CO. SCRANTON, PA
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARE YOU
Of Mixed Candy, Clear Toys,
or any style of Candy or Nuts,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Tric-yctes, Doll Cubs. Drum?
or Toys Of every kind.
China Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Patent Dolls, Jointed Doll,
uuy kind of doll from L'5oto ir.
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Bovs, Girls or Dolls, in
Maple, Oak or Iron, tioui 'I'm
Ve hare tin goods and
prices are right
J. D. WILLIAMS St BRO,
311 La t a . Ave.
We make a SPECIALTY of supplying com
m.iu.- tor Sunday Scboola, Frr, TeitlTeli
Frank P. Brown & Co.
W holewltf Dealers tn
Woodware, Cordage and Oil Cloth
720 Wist Lackawanna Ave.
Manufacturers' Agenta for CROCKER V.
LAMPS and OUVSoWAKE.