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THK SCRANTON ' TRIJHJSTK-TI?ESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
rcUl.lgBETl DAILY AND WEEKLY IN SCRAN-
tun, Pa., v Tills TitmuNS I'm ijshi.no
New yojh ornoK: Tuibcns Buildino,
fa ahu H.'Gkay. Manager.
Vulered at the Ihtttaffien at Amnion, Ta.,
flfcDnmt CtuU Mail Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
fCBANTON, JANUARY ft. 18W.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
FOR CON UK ESS MA NAT LA KUJC,
GAI.l SUA A. CHOW,
OF Sl'Syl KHANNA
ELECTION FEBRUARY 20.
MERIT WILL WIN.
fof iitart the tfito York litrald flltd
IWkNM nM Out uuius' m il JOKf
UlustratiiKj. The lie mid VM Ao' to
neknoitledje its mistake: and '"f Sun
day (ki IVttwM qjtMartd
MtfcNni MrtopM oh fls yir.-i wttntN
M0, HprmHmi Urorer. at drum
mqor, proudly marching iii front of
a band" Yankee marine, with re
crowned QuttH til ptrthtli in snicker
i ni majesty oil (Ac op 0 (t stretcher
tniriie bit t m lf Sam's disyustid KtMoTS,
r tt tf hci'iidiiiiihViJ h) Vrummtr
QrtthmnlMattng a NtyOnHli n(.fn-fnf-
(on mi a 6uit( drum kMd labeled
"HONAnfWMn fort ton policy. That
rarivatnre teas IMff. a iardof labored
editorials. II SjJAlM llWtOttttlMMM
jioial 111 nCi y rii ri' and ' ufc nnd
inc. ( IMI WOrtt jirintiny and it
wqm worth tt(dyfa(. 77i" wcl In, "is
jtraple nan' iltiintratiuiiii. They want
tobtumMHd. 7n' jiaiirrthat donn'l
riifrrfiliii M Ot MrMOIliM in f'f-
nfad Mr Knit. ( d ftopsttttly tt
tamed in the race for poailar far":
It has turn the twitch ntQQAitUM Of
this fa- t that has ait thu SCRANTON
7 RlJH Wf MI Of ill iir rtn(. BilgM
liens anil "M" wHI r( in fi Kid".
MERIT WILL WIN.
Tine LATtST apt title of the pending
Wilson bill: "A bill for the promo
tion of Anieritviu idleness."
With i"Kt: of truth than elegance,
the Xew York Sun describes Sesretary
Hoke Smith as "an obscure Cracker."
Democratic irotBKRa of cougres3
are recouiinsuded to drop a vote for
free trade into thu administration slot
aud pull out a federal plum,
QqvkbnoS Leweixiku has shut out
Mrs. Lease, but her voice is still unim
paired, and it. will keep her before the
governor ns well as before the people
Kei KESESrvrivK WOLTERTOK says be
"intends to vote for the Wilson bill
straight through, from beginning to
end." And bis reward is Herring's
I'ndek TBI bounUous plenty show
ered down upon this couutry by a
Democratic administration, the only
way to keep the government running
is to borrow money.
The Imj:. Tkade REWEvvsays of the
iron market: "It will creep before it
walks." Ho also the market iu all
branches of trade; and happily, the
creeping has begun.
Prediction OF tba Philadelphia Rec
ord, Jau. s "Mr. Urow's majority
will not come anywhere near the No
vember mark. " Let in await the ful
filment, keeping this taunt in mind.
The iii.eulak who "bnrgleH" with
equanimity under the Blrong illnmina
tiou of an electric lamp has reason to
feel grateful to the municipal enter
prise which keeps policemen out of bis
The sociiiek.n characteristics of the
administration are shown in Speaker
Crisp's rulings with reference to Mr.
Uoutelle, And this ll the same ad
niinistrutiou that usod to get so right
eously furious at mention of "Czar"
Altaic hearsay is sometimes a good
good thing to discount. Bank depos itors
in Luzorno took Mr. Rockafel
low'n ionesty at par on the strength of
mere hearsay; and now they've ac
cepted a compulsory discount of jnst
Hjj per cent.
With its issue of Saturday, the
Scranton Index entered upon its eighth
year of usefulness to the commnnity
and profit to it indefatigable editor
and publisher, Jamos F. Judge. The
Index is a consistent and persistent
champion of tomperance, nnd has done
inestimable good among its steadily
enlarging constituency. On the same
day the Providence Register celebrated
its nineteenth anniversary, showing a
contented countenance and an issue
full of news. The Trihcne extends to
Proprietor Tunstall and Editor Hope
well its compliments and best wishes.
As matters now stand in Louisiana
the question of the prize light reduced
to lte inherent simplicity is whether
two bruisers are mightier than ths
governor and constabulary of the whole
ittate. As it looks at present, Mltche
and Corbett will not entertain the
members of the Duval Athletio clnb
nnd their guests, and if they come to
gether in some out of the way place
and settle matters before the oflioers of
the law can discover their whers
ubouts this will make the "mill" very
list, the number of spectators ueoceS
tiarily small, depriving the affair en
tirely of all the wide publicity to the
principals which constitutes the essence
of the whole affair.
Ui'ON him recent retirement from
the bench, the bar of Lebanon county
tendered Judge John B. McPhersou a
complimentary banquet. The festive
amenity took place last New Year's
evening, and the Lebanon Report has
favored ns with a neat souvenir ac
count of ths oratorical proceedings,
from which the deduction is inevitable
that Lebanon's lawyers all narrowly
UiisseU becoming celebrated poets and
wits. The Reporter's gifted editor, al
though pledging bis toast in ice water,
as became a resolute. Prohibitionist, made
merry with the others, and read an or
iginal poem that contains a laugh in
each Hue. The function as a whole is
a creditable instance of the cordiality
exiltiug among fellow members o f a
distinguished profession when cures of
state are momentarily laid aside.
The annoi NCE51ENT of Jo.qepu A.
Menrs' intention to erect an eight story
steel building on th southeast corner
of Washington nnd Spruce calls atten
tion to the fact tliat.iu the far of hard
timeB, Sc.ranton's realty valuos have
held their own, while judicious invest
ments in tbo business portions of tho
city have continued to return a steady
and reasonable prolit. F, toh of the
three or four metropolitan ollice build
ings In thii city that, when lirat da
signed, were scouted as chimerical has
demonstrated the wisdom of its owner
in seeking this form of an investment;
and Scrnnton's steady growth siucj the
newest of these was built rouders an
addition to the list entirely practicble.
There is still a groat nnovenness It) tho
business portion of the oity. Tower
lug structures of brick and stone stand
cheek-by-jowl, so to spaak.with sijimtty
one- and two-story sheds of frame.
Whatover tends to remove these eye
sores, or to shame them by the con
trast with modern architecture, be
comes, therefore, a cause for public
SENATOR HERRING'S APFOINTMENT.
In point of character, qualifications
and experience, State Senator Urunt
Herring, of Bloomsburg.appointed yes
terday to succeed T. P. Penman, of
this city, as collector of internal reve
nue for the Twelfth Pennsylvuuiadis
trict, is the peer of any Usmocrat pro
nosed for the place. He is n progres
sivo aud industrious young man, well
educated, popular and showing con -siderable
evidence of diplomatic abil
ity. He has been named after a seem
ingly spirited struggle, but as a matter
of fact, the success of his candidacy
was assured six months ago. I Hiring
this period of waiting ho tins given
Droof of patience and equanimity, fac
tors needful in his business. H will
have the good will of Scrantonians
generally, and the warm congratula
tions of those of his own political faith
who may be looking for soft births as
Mr. Herring's appointment has signi
ficance chiefly in the light that it
throws upon the question of tho pre
dominant iniiuencs with the powers
that be. it settles anew the suprem
acy of Mr.Harrity.und the large weight
of Governor Pattison's endorsement
when presented at the white house.
The same influences which gave u Mr.
Yandling as postmastsr, h ive given us
Mr. Herring, who, politically, is not a
bad double for Mr. Vundlintr, as col
lector; and these influences have prac
tically overridden the earnest wishes of
Mr. Cievelund's secretary of tho trea
sury, and ignored the written protest
of the majority of tho congressmen di
rectly concerned in the appointment
(f there is any ulterior significance in
the Herring triumph, it is that tacit
acquiesence in the Wilson programme,
combined with persona respectability,
business character and avoidance of
too-active participation in tbo rough
work of Democratic campaigns are es
sentials to a realization of Mr. Cleve
There will be some speculation as to
the destination' of the colKctorehip
headquarters under the new manage
ment. There was a time when Mr.
Hines could have got this thing slated
for Wilkes-Barre, but it is currently
reported that 110 immediate ehnuge will
bo made, especially in view of the
handsome federal building soon acces
sible to Mr. Herring. The commercial,
if not the geographical center of the
district is Scranton ; and It would be of
decided advantage to the chief business
interests of the district were the head
quarters to remain in this city, with
such an adjustment of the deputy col
lectors as to sntirfy the naeds of dis
tant portions. All this, however, be
longs to the future. For the present it
suffices to extend compliments and con
gratulations to the latest conspicuous
beneficiary of the potent Harrity "pull."
, 4t 11
HIE NICARAGUA CANAL PROBLEM.
The question of opening nn inter
oceanio canal through Nicaraugua, and
maintaining it nneW American domi
nance, is evidently going to stay
with us until it is brought to some
practical aud final decision. Geograph
ical facts, commercial exigences, na
tional traditions, and current political
considerations unite in pointing, as
with the glanco of destiny, to the su
preme relation of tho I nited States to
the work of shaping out and perma
nently administering the contemplated
short cut for navigition. Tho clear
drift of American sentiment is toward
the direct or indirect assertion and
establishment of such supremacy.
Then why not at onto adopt the opsn
and straightforward method of pro
ceeding with the business upon this
foregone condition'.' Unquestionably
that is the way that most commends
itself to acceptance from incentives of
economy In time and money, and na
tional honor and dignity. Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, who once strongly
advocated a complicated fcbeme with
a government guarantee of the credit
of a private company for construeting
and operating the canal, now soems to
lean to the direct and simple plan
There are msny reasons of immedi
ate exigency why congress should deal
promptly and decisively with this
mutter so as to determine manifestly
th double purpose of speedy construc
tion and American supremacy. In
ternally, this country is suffering rrom
a dangerous state of commercial, in
dustrial, moral and political vertigo.
The congestion must be somehow re
lieved to avert a disastrous catas
trophe. The Nicaragua cauul problem
offers a splendid opportunity for timely
and wholesome diversion. The oppor
tunity should be improved without any
circuitous, hazardous, and at the best
costly employment of the government
credit in aid of any speculative private
syndicate. The experience of the
United States with toe Union Pacific
railroad speculation and of France
With the He Lesieps Panama canal
speculation, ought to be warnings
enough to steadfastly stand away from
such course. Senator Frye, who has
made a Special itndy of the subject, re
cently stated that the government
could build the canal for seventy five
million dollars, while it would cost the
Nloaragua Canal Construction com
pany two hundred million- dollars. It
is estimated that simple bonds of the
government for the expense of this
work could be negotiated at par or at a
premium, beuriuc four or less than
four per :ut. iuterest, while the com -p.
toy, eveu with some sort of contin
gent guarantee of tho government,
could not hopu.to borrow ul loss than
six per cent,
Kngland is tho only power which
might be disposed of und able,
in given circumstances to seri
ously dispute the point with
us. But England is in no mood
nor portion to give us trouble in that
connection. The signifioauce of her
complacent acquiescence with the late
ly apparent prospct of Hawaiian an
nexation Is not to be mistakeu. Eng
land is not looking westward for expe
dients of aggrandizements or for o:
casions of contention nnd conflict. She
desires iu every manner to propitiate
this country nnd secure its moral and
substantial aid nnd comfort iu her an ticipated
struggle aguinst combined
forces of militnry despotism for main
taining her territorial Integrity in the
east nnd perhaps for the preservation
of her fieo institutions aud her political
life at home.
The BREWER; who contributed to
the Cleveland campaign fund mndo as
big u mistake us the workiugmen who
were cajoled into voting for the n lvo
cute of industrial destruction. If there
is any industry in the country that
has Cievelund's good will, it is some
industry that is not carried on iu for
WILLIS' IMPUDENT DEMAND.
Wher th Harm Comas In.
PMIudatsMa JVfi. Bcni
The "cuckoo" apologists of tho adminis
tration seek to extenuato it on the plea
that nothing came o( it. I- it posslblo
that they can see 110 harm In making our
govern Blent uu object of ridicule and con
tompt throughout the world? No harm in
treating congress mid the American people
with bad r.tita No haf in to compromising
nud jeopardising all the American inter
ests In Hawaii!' No harm in provok
ing the hostility and rexentuieiit of the
existiug gnroiuuieiit holding the key of
the il !no harm in recnguuiug a ue-
grndtil old debaileheo as the rightful rtlier,
and inflaming all her lawless followers'
No harm iu presenting to all the world ihe
humiliating spectucle of n great govern
ment calling Upon the petty provisional
government of Honolulu to abdicate In
favor of a rotten Throne, and cuffed away
with u plain refusal" Nothing could save
such an act from everlasting infamy but
the burlrsOM of its failure: nnd nothing
could save it from everlasting cmieuipt
but tho tragedy of its success.
Anxious to Drop th Subject.
MkilMtttpkiA HetfiTd, lHm.
With the refusnl of the Provisional gov
eminent of Hawaii to comply with the
oolite hint of Minister Willis to step down
and out, the interest of this administration
In Hawaiian affairs has definitely come to
an end. I ; 1 Llliuokalaui nuu l'i-
Ident Hole will hnvo to tight it out with
out any further interference on the purt
of this government. A policy of non
intervention, which should havo been
adopted in tho beginning, must now be
adopteil out of necessity.
Anxious to Stop Meddling,
Philadelphia Timet flem,i
The otin imperativo duty of the adminis
tration now is to stop Mr. Willis or any
body else from meddling further in Ha
waii. We ought never to have been mixed
up 111 this revolution at all. Having got
into it, it was a iUetion whether the
wrong done could be undone or whether
It was worth while to try it. At the most
it could he undone diplomatically, and time
having fiuleil there is nothing left but to
drop the whole business and pull out of it
as promptly aud completely as possible,
It Was Literally an Aet of War,
Ihtltiinore Amtrivan, ttri.
Tho act of Minister Willis was an act of
war. aud it was directly and deliberately
ordered ov 'resident Cleveland. An bo
gus twisting of tho constitution can niter
the simpto logic of this overt attack on a
friendly government, and congress cannot
longer tolerate this grotesque misdirection
of tbo functions of tbo administration
without actually endangering its own In
dependence, mid bringing discredit aud
shame upon tho American peoplo.
But That Is What He Has Son.
H nth .. Off, 2nd.
We cannot believe of Mr. Cleveland
that, having once taken congress into his
confidence, no would or could Do guilty of
tho breach of good taith which tho re
ported action of Minister Willis irupiiof.
ruich 11 course or uouDie-jeanag would do
stroy the uduiinistrution, digrnce tho
country, shock tho civilized world.
ii my - .
THE POLITICAL WHIRLIGIG.
Tho Philadelphia Times intimates that
Howard Alutcbler's olive branch to tie
state administration crowd, extended in
tho naming of young Wilbur to tho West
Point ciidelship, has been contemptuously
ignored at iinrrisourg unu at nBtnngton
A. II. Kan pillar's peremptory rot iiemont
from tin- list 01 eligible Democratic sa'-ri
flees iii the campaign for congressman-at
large leaves (.'liarlos R.Hnck'ulew conspicu
ous as onu or the row remaining hopes.
Prothonnlary Westbrook.of Pike county,
is serving his eleventh term.
Returns from 89 out of 4!) counties, made
to lie Media Ledger by KepuMlOM state
edilois, give uonnrni Hastings as the un
opposed choice for tho gubernatorial nom
InatlOO. Uical complimentary candidacies
are favored in vonie of tho remaining ten
f'hrls Msgno says ho will support tleorge
Handy Smith, of Philadelphia for lieutou
ant governor, no matter if every other
Allegheny Republican supports Walter
r. 11. Hnrdnnbergli, of Honesdnle, is hav
ing it all his own way in tho Wayne Sus
quehanna senntoiial district, It appvara
now that ho will be nominated practically
without opposition, In which event the
redemption of the Twenty-sixth district
To the list of probable changes in the
judiciary next fall must be added ono in
Northampton county, Where a Democrat
will doubtless succeed Judge Render. This
will be compensated for. if. a now seem
probable, a Hupnblirau shall bo elected iu
(lovernor MelClnloy, it I announced,
will find time to deliver only two speeches
In this state prior to Feb. 20. tine of these
will probably be at Pittsburg and the
other at Philadelphia. This sots at. rest
the probability of his coming to Koraoton ;
but ex-Speaker Reed will have more time
at his disposal nnd an effort ought
by nil menns to be made to get him
to open tho cnmpalgn In this city. Thu
Republicans Of northensteru Pennsylvania
have not rocoutly had a good look at this
brainy leader; and ho would doubtless be
willing to niak some eaerlllco in order to
help (long the candidacy or their favorlt,
his honored predecessor in th utionltm.
ship, by nn appearance In that candidacy
T e ImpSrttnre of keoplug the liver and
kidnoys in good condition cannot be
overestimated. Hood s Sarsaparlllu is 1
gnnt remedy for n gulatiug aud invigora
ting the organs, 1
Hood's Pllli act easily, vet promptly
and effectively, on the liver aud bowels.
SURE CUBl FOR
Kiuai to tuo KBMSj l ure at smau cost.
Try :i bottle and If It does you cood continue
It. Druggist sell it.
Umbrellas you would own,
Thai will give the proper lone;
And shed wafer like a stone.
CCW RAD sells but does not loan.
305 LACKAWANNA AVtNUE.
N. A. HULBERT'3
City Music Store,
ii WYOMINU AVK. SCKANTO
in ki:u HitoTiiuitfl an
H HAN K it H BACK
Hiuivrz a iSAUtiit
t)rr n kirg (took Of Ol'lt claa
Ul sum, MKKCHAND1SK
alLbTC, KTU., U'l'U
Mammoth Red Letter Clearing
F.L Crane's New Prices
FURS 1 FURSI
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Conoy Capes, IS inches
Astrakhan 1 'apes, '
Astrakhan Capeaj 11
AUralihau Capus, "
Dyed Opossum Capos "
Mousey ('apes, 11
Monkey Capo, "
Nat. Utter Capos, "
Nat. Utter Capo, "
Kriuimer Capes, "
Beaver Cap, "
Nutria Cap, "
Seal or Persian Capes 1
Al:ika Seal Capes, "
Alnska Seal Capos, "
Mink Capeu, M
Brown Marton Capos "
.. 4 01
.. 0 00
.. u 00
.. 15 UU
.. It") IX)
.. is n
.. m 00
.. Hi in
.. M ou
CAPE 8 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capes, H inches deep $10 00
Bultlc Sua Capes. " Ill 00
Electric r-eal Capes, " 15 Oil
French Coney Capes, " tl 00
Mink Capes, " 50 00
MOWH Marten Capes, " SO 00
Moukey Capos, " 8 OU
Highest Cash Prices Paid for Raw Furs
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WIRT, WATERMAN And KKAXK-
UN FO IN TAIN PDKS,
Agents lor ('raff lord 'a IVus uud
Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
Stationers and Engravers.
817 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Such a Slaughter Never Known Before.
75c. White Blankets, 59c.
$1 White and Crey Blankets, 79c.
$1.50 White and Grey Blankets, $1.25.
$3.50 all-wool 11-4 Blankets, $2.63.
$4.50 White all-wool 1 0-4 Blankets, $3.25.
$5.50 White all-wool 1-4 Blankets, $4.25.
98c. Comfortables, wool-filled, 73c.
$1.25 Comfortables, cotton-filled, 98c.
$1.19 Comfortables, cotton-filled, $1.25.
$1.98 Comfortables, fancy quilted, $1.50.
$2.23 Comfortables, finest cotton filled S1.75.
$4 Down Quilts, satin-covered, 32.73.
$6.50 Down Quilts, satin ruffle, $4.98.
These prices are for one day only, You will find a new an
nouncement in this paper every day during this great sale.
Mercereau & Connell
307 LACKAWANNA AVEXUli.
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Novelties.
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.
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagomnnkers' and Blacksmiths'
Supplies, Iron and Steel.
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO,
CO . .
All Prices and all Sizes.
Foote & 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
6CRANTON AND WILKES. BARKS, PA, MANUFACTURERS O?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Office. SCKANTON. PA.
ASK YOUR GROCEft AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
William : Sissenberger
Opposite Baptist Chnrcb,
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?
OK ARE YOU
of Mixed dandy, Hour Toys,
or any style of Candj or Nuts,
Express wagons, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, ioll Cabs, Drams
or Toys of every kind.
China Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Patt-nr Dolls, Jointed Dolls,
any kiud ol'doll from 26otol8
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or Dolls, in
Maple, Dak ot lion, from 250,
We Lave the goods and our
prices are right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.,
311 Lacks. Ave.
V muke a SPECIALTY of lupplving com
mitter tor Sunday sUook Falra, KustivaU.
DELICIOUS, MIt,D 8TJGAII CUnBL) ABSOLUTELY XTH-BI
EVERY HAM AND RAIL OF LARD BRANDED.
rHB $ applied THE ST0WERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wholesale Dealers to
Wood ware, Cordage anil Oil Glotb
720 West Lackawanna Ave.
v..h....i t. An. ... for CKOCKHY,
l.AJlfsJ uud OLA3SWAK&