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THE SCBAKTON TRTHUNE FT! I DAT MORNING, JANUATIY 12, 1891.
F- E. WOOD,
POBMlfeCn D1LY AND WEKKtY IN Si han
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New York Omo: Tuibdne Uuildino,
KlIANK 8. GlIAY. MaNAOKH.
IMWnI at tfta Pottoffko at fcranton. Pa., cm
BtCGhd'CkUl itail Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
FCHANTON, JANUARY IB, 1HM.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
UALVSHA A. anow,
OF .Sl SQUKllANNA.
ELECTION FEBRUARY 00.
"A STUDY IN SCAF.'LET."
Iay n.'ii ran rtCUOH from partieu
tar fact to general wncJntoiM; but
the men are Jew who oan dinseet n
rottiummMtcd purpoH iU (Mco
ttitltent elements, simply by their own
dtduttive skill. When you mala
(duty o. "A .study in Searltt" yon
wiUrtalixe what we mean,
BaHOOCK HEtMs to bo u good nun,
Vho is six foot tall.
Thb harmony that outcrops In th
Htsto Democracy reminds one of the
iM.luisite pM06 mi tfooJ will that pro
Vail in our own l.jekawHiiim.
Tin propxb Hum to hate abandunml
the Hawaiian policy (' inlamy was In
tor it wai bosun. Simply dropping it
now, with no reparation to the vic
tim, will not satisfy th demands of
UrBAI PAINS U takon by tho EoglUtt
admiralty oilice to announco that the
landing of Uritinh marines at Honolulu
"has no ulterior significance." Hut the
Mtskllng lamb which is caught by this
thiu leonlns blutf will receive very lit
It will do the Kepublican party no
harm to have a spirited canvass this
spring for tho lieutenant governorship,
With the gubernatorial honor almost
certain to go to General Hastings, the
enlivening , influence of a brisk stir for
second place in not without its value in
'arousing public inten'st. Repnblioani
never want to see duplicated at a gath
ering of their s such funereal proceed
ings as characterizsd Wednesday's
lr Mr. Hancch k wants to get out of
the way of tho O row boom so badly
that he is willing to bay his rn!eB!--.'
ven though it cost one thousand dol
lars, he might contribute this sum to
some public charity and then resign.
This course would have tho double ad
vantage of freeing him from inevitable
political annihilation and also of doing
omething to repair the widespread
havoc Ahicli Democracy's mad tariff
tinkers have precipitated upon tho
Tun BALXntORB AlBBIOAN conoludes
a savage analysis of the president's
Hawaiian mistake with the prediction
that the "Fifty fourth congress will, in
all probability, recognize the popular
demand and impeach the president."
Whether this prediction shall be ful
filled or not, it is to be hoped that thj
Fifty-fourth congress will have a ma
jority that will not fonr, when Ameri
can sentiment demands it, to bring to
strict account any violator of the fed
eral constitution, whether he be big
or small; and to resent, with dignified
but unyielding force, any policy to
ward weaker nations which runs
counter to every instinct of repnblican
I IB and does deliberate violence to the
Tin: law ok compensations, meteor
ologically, appears to b? kept up this
winter, at least. They are having un
commonly severe weather abroad ;
henvy snow storms have occurred in
Ireland and bCOtUnd, and tho tempera
ture has fallen to an unusually low de
gree in all the countries of southern
Europe, Lven on the shores of the
il'iditerranean, where the climate is
always balmy, snow has appeared for
the first time in the recollection of tho
"olilcst inhabitant. " On the other hau l,
throughout this country we have en
joyed a remarkably mild winter , in fact,
extraordinary in ita balmlneto; so un
usual, indeed, as bnrdly to indicate the
presonce of real winter weather. Thus
the extremes of two heinispherss ap
pear to counter balance.
lr is to in: fnarod that those Repub
lican senators who refrained from
supporting the Hornblower nomina
tion, not because they had anything
against him, bnt b'cansa the Damn
crata were divided in tho matter, have
permitted their personal dislike of the
president to betray them into a false
position, independent, altogether of
the politics of tho nomination, Mr.
Hornblower stands before tho country
us a clean man, denied confirmation
solely because of personal jealousy of
the man who nominated him. Such
opposition is to be expecto 1 from a pea
nut politician 1 ike Senator Hill, but it
does not redound to the credit of the
Ktpublican minority which, rather too
oagorly, it would seem, "washes its
hands" of an affair which is properly a
part of the business it is paid to at
SUPPRESS PROFESSIONAL BEGGING.
Tho movement begun In this city by
i.he Associated Charities society,
with t Colonel Ripple at its head,
to suppress the professional boggars,
is in the interest of those who are
actually in want. Those who impose
on tho sympathies of the benevolently,
inclined do a vast nmount of injury to
those actually needing assistance. The
punishment and suppression of the im
posters are, therefore, factors in the
work of true benevolence.
Those who wish to benefit the needy
unemployed will do a good work if they
run tho professional beggars off the
afreets and secure the punishment of a
few of that class. The number of men
who have made the present depression
an excuse for idleness, even when they
have a chance to support themselves
by honest labor, la much larger than is
generally supposed. The Heliof com
mittee of fcranton has already dis
covered a largo number of such cases,
and other persons who are investigat
ing existing conditions among the poor
find plenty of men who are able to
work, bat who would rather have
alma. Gradually such frauds aro being
found out and a:ret begging is be
coming their last resource.
The proper remedy for this canditiou
of affairs is, to give work rather than
lma; and if alms bt to be given at
all, they should ba given only by or
through some person or organization
that has made a thorough investiga
tion of the case. To give to the beggar
on the street or at the house door is al
most certain to Injure the really needy
by depriving them of just so much
that is handed over to the professional
beggar. Tho arrest of tomi of tile
most importunate of tho street beggars
would do muoh good in breaking up
what is now becoming a public- nui
sance; and a similar treatment ex
tended toward a few of the frauds who,
with a good savings bank account to
their credit, have attempted to pose as
needy unemployed, might also act as a
deterrent example upon others of that
TOM REED FOR PRF81DENT.
The enthusiasm which M duo Repub
licans entertain toward ex-Speaker
Read, and which just at present seems
to be cryatalialng into a lusty and
hopeful presidential boom, red jets
creditably upon all concerned In it.
Mr. Reed is 'n magnificent, and in bis
way, an inimitable leader; brilliant,
witty, agile in mind as he is immobile
in his physical build; one of those
rougu-hewn blocks of human grtatuvse
which prolonged experience has sharp
ened und polished until it is as line, in
tellectually, as the lmost Corinthian
marble. No ttopuhlican who puts life
into bis political associations can with
hold from Tom Reed tho unqualified
admiration which is his honest due,
No Republican with a saving spark of
political virility in his system could
harbor an ill thought with reference tj
Mr. Reed's future.
Nevertheless, it is not binding upon
every Republican to concur In Ihe
Maine ettituata of Mr. Reed's eligibility
us a presidential uomiueo. Maine
should be ashamed of herself if she Und
pursued any other conr.se than that
which she is now panning, She owes
it not only to Mr. Reed but also to her
self to confer upon hor son tho brain
iest, save possibly one, that her bleak
soil ever gave birth to-every honor
within hor gift, every distinction that
oan honestly be accorded by sif re
specting neighbors and friends. Maine
ought to support Mr. Riled for presi ¬
dent; and Republicans in otkor states
will honor Maine for doing it. At the
same time, however, they will reserve
t!ie right to decide for themselves
whether such a candidacy would best
meet the renuircineuts which 1890 will
bring into view. They will reserve
the right, while yielding nnstintefl
tribute to Mr. Rted'l merits, to weigh
In the light of as yot unborn conting
encies the claims of all the candidates
who may strive for Republican favor,
and to choo.ne as their standard bearer
that one whom circumstances most
Any man who shall take tho trouble
to scrutinize an accurate map of the
1'nited States will perceive that the
state of Maine lies at tho very extrem
ity of a country whoss opposite section
is developing with amaitag rapidity.
He will perceive that even our own
couunonwoalth of Pennsylvania, which
we fondly imagine lies near tiie hub of
American genius nnd enterprise, is al
most sorrowfully east of the present
center of population ; while in point of
geographical location, it is a spec on a
great canvas in comparison with the
immense empiri toward which tho ris
ing star of conquest ll steadily and
quickly moving. The westward-shifting
center of population lias put two
whole statos between itself and ns;
and the center of area, not including
Alaska, is far on the further sido of the
majestic Mississippi. Does it not seem
as if destinv's finger wero pointing to
an early politicnl recognition of this
strong and incessant growth'.' Does it
not begin to dawn upon the mind of
the long absolute east that its scepter
of political sovereignty has almost im
perceptibly been coaxed from its grasp '
If In 1898 the Repnblican candidate
I for president tie not an acceptable rep
retentativeof this great and growing
weat. ho will need to be an eastern man
of extraordinary popularity and very
THE SKELETON AT THE FFAST.
It is significant of tho prevailing
temper of the people, irrespective of
p iity, that Wednesday's gathering of
Pennsylvania Democrats, although
comprising the very wing which is
crosest in sympathy with the national
administration, did not dare hazard,
in its machinf-inado platform, a spe
cific indorsement of the Hawaii an
policy of infamy. Ortain general
phrases of commendation are vouch safed
to Mr. Cleveland, in recognition
of his "courage, firmness nnd upright
ness, " but the type written plank which
had been specially prepared by Cleve
land einissiries with a view to vindi.
eating his SggTSglons Hawaiian blan
der! was coolly and expeditiously pock
eted. W hen it is considered that the mak
ers of this platform freely conceded
defeat in February, and that, in viow
of the hoplessness of their cause, there
could have been some show of expedi
ency in giving Cleveland's diplomacy
the small balm of a rhetorical white
wash, upon the principle that "we'd
get licked In any event," this deliberate)
refusal by Sir. Cleveland's own parti
sans to indorse his unpatriotic course
attains vivid distinctness. The sharp
challenge thrown down by the Re
publicans one week previous ha been
almost precipitantly evaded. Had the
Hawaiian incidont betn n deadly
plague, it conld not have been mor
sedulously avoided, or more scrupul
ously relegated to a position of at
For all that, this grinning skoletou
at Democracy's ofllcial feast will not
stay hidden. No stu lioui arts of ova
sion nor clever practice of alluding to
other things can keep the ghastly spect
er from rattling nnd grinning and chat
tering its fleshless jaws. At overy turn
the repulsive thing bobs up in evi
dence, and the clank of its disjointed
bones will long out-ooho tho bravest
efforts of the Democratic rank and
file to shont it down. It is of too vital
concern to be calmly waved aside.
The significance of it is far too real
and dangerous to be obscured by the
small devices of Democracy's artful
dodgers. Ths people of this republic
purpose to have satisfaction for the
president's betrayal of their confi
dence. Thoy demand a more equitable
and decisive reckoning of his impudout
violation of the American constitution
and his Imperialistic affront to tiie
spirit of their free institutions than is
contained in tho disingenuous propo
sition of tho Democratic pirty, now
that the plot miscarried, to "let tho
lr is a plausible explanation of the
Corwln's tnvstrrious course after land
ing Minister Willis' mail reports that
is supplied in the letter from .John Tor
rey, of Honfsdale, printed on another
page. The question arises, what right
had an American minister at Honolulu
to say what the captain of an Ameri
can cutter should do with his vessel
after it had reached homo waters'.' This
explanation seems to emphasize the
widespread beliol that tho administra
tion's course toward tho struggling pa
triots of the provisional government
of the Hawaiian Islands was a consum
mately plotted conspiracy, carefully
worked out in advance with a viow to
evading the certain cnmdemnatioii of
the American people. It is indeed well
that this purpose bus been hopelessly
wrecked upon the shoals of its own
MINOR FACTS AND FANCIES.
Dramatic realism is not without its ml
Vantages, a fact well known in tne ci.se of
Frank I. Krayne. Whou bis organisation
came lo financial grief at New Castle, the
sale ot the two trained 1 ears enabled the
lady performers to purchase railway tick
ets home. All prescient theatrical manag
ers should take something iiHgotiablo along
witli them, particularly when doing one
Ami that reminds me. There's a good
deal of smiling ou tho other i.ide ot the
luce, now that Mr. Erothingharo's new
theatre is approaching magnificent com
pletion. Mr. rrothinghetn, by the way, is
tortnnate iu bis present overs'-er of the
work. Superintendent Brazil is one of
the most experienced men in his hm-iiiess,
and wlirn he gets through, Scranton will
have u superb rouiiuisceuco of his artistic
Fiiuaito tho "Keeley Cure" at small rust.
Try a bottle aud if it does you good coiitiuuo
it. I j ( 11 It
t'hysiciaus soy the grip is on the wane.
Thank fate for that. Of all the measly,
noxious, enervating ills to which suffering
immunity is heir, this, surely, is the blne
ribboued chief. You aren't decently sick
and you aren't decently well. Von just
suspend midway betwixt tne two, and get
a varied assortment of mean feelings on
all idi-s May the gup go quickly uud
long journey to it, when it starts!
It must l.e confessed that if Scranton
Democrats were unduly ti kled ovvr Grant
Herring's appointment they have success
fully concealed all outward evidences of it.
Hut it was doubtless not made wilb any
pariicnlar view of pleating Bcrantoo Dem
ocrats. As a matter ot fact, Scranton
Democrats are painfully below par In the
estimation of tho b'g chief at Washington.
Herring's appointment, however, gives
growing room for a budding senatorial ai
ptration in the mind of Walter E. Ititter,
.it WUliamsport. Bitter is one of the few
renlly bright, young men who stand high
in Pennsylvania Democracy--too bright, I
have often thought, to waste himself lu
inch company. In the house he has been
a power; and in tho state senate he
would readily tako i ant among the fore-iuo-,t.
Certain western papers are counseling
Representative ntono, of Warren, not to
let himself get frightened out of tbe
gubernatorial race. Wo can heartily sec
ond this advice. There is no need to get
frightened. There is nothing in the out
look to justify fear. The Kepublican
masses are going to havo their choice, uud
not make any concealment about it, either.
Hereabouts, we think that choice will be
Hastings, but, if it should bo S one instead,
all's one. We'll do our bett for the nomi
nee of the majority.
l'ittuton borough is naturally Democrat
ic. Ttie citizons of it who have decided to
continue their effort to secure efficient,
non-partisan local rule havo therefore,
acted wisely in re-nominating Burgess
Thomas Mu'oney, who, on broad partisan
is-mes. la a Democrat: and the Deinocrnts
were politic when they 'indorsed his
candidacy. Mr. Muloney, having no or
Baniaed opposition, will thns have a Urger
opportunity to promote those reforms
which be was originally selected to begin
Under the net of lHilJ Mr. Maloney's next
term will be for three years; and in that
period much desirable progress ought to
bo uchieved iu the betterment of I'ittston's
Tho revolt which Mr. Moloney beaded
last year against what, were said to be
highly objectionable features of past bor
ough rule.and which resulted in an utterly
unexpected majority In bis favor
was typical of the growing dis
satisfaction whlrh Americans begin
to entertain with reference to the gov
ernment of their cities. Many charges
wero made souiei, possibly, exaggerated
that fittston had been negligently and
corruptly governed. It was asserted that
no municipal Improvements worth men
tiuiiing were iu evldeaoe to prove that tho
proceeds of the continued taxation of the
public hud been applied to legitimate pnb
ii" purposes. Evidently the voters of
l'ittuton regarded these arguments as well
grounded, for the overturning of a major
ity which had had almost uninterrupted
control for nearly thirty years was as em
phatic as it was novel.
It is this rggro'sivo reform sentiment
which is again on the alert through-Mr.
Maloney's second candidacy; and tbe faot
that it is not. lobe seriously opposed this
spi ing seems to presage well for the prom
ised new regime. Tbe simple truth is that,
broadly speaking, Americans have only
just txignn their decimation of independ
ence nguinst a petty tyranny beside which
that of (leorge 111 and lord North was re
spectable iu its frankness tho persistent,
ruthless nnd insatiable tyranny of cor
rupt "tjoss" rule ns exemplified iu our
Tweeds nnd t'rokers aud iu tho eager dis
ciples of these worthies who ply their
Vampire arts in smallor fields of municipal
misrule. Any view of thofutuio which
neglects tO accord a conspicuous place to
the com 1 municipal I'arkhursts and
Sumner Teals will, it is believed, be Badly
out of joint.
Harmony, with Dngvri (Hinting;.
IMbW Ham- Hnanl.
Tho Bobanton Tui buns' point (that
HinOS Cannot be defeated next fall with
out tall work I is well taken in so far ns it
relates to tho hustling abilities of little
"Hilly." But we seriously doubt whet er
tho tomnhawk has been iuteired beyond
resurrection. We have reason to believe
that tho Democratic factious iu old Lu
zerne are eyeing each other with ili-con-cenlod
distrust and that the apparent en
tente cordialo may receive a compound
fracture at the first favorable oppjrtunity.
Cold Comfort for Hancock.
The Democrats of Pennsylvania cannot
expect to command success at the special
election for congressman uext mouth, but
iu their convention at Ilarrisburg thoy
havo done their host to deserve it.
Do not put off tnkiog medicine. Numer
ous little ailments, if neglected, will soon
break up the system. Take Hood's ttarsa
parilla now, to expel uiseuse, giving
strength nud appetito.
Hood's Pills cures constipatiou by restor
ing the peristaltic activu of the alimentary
Fleece Lined Hygienic
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31 cent Ingrain Carpets, 25 cents.
39 cant Extra Heavy Ingrains, 29 cents.
50 cent Union Extra Super Carpets, 35 cents.
65 cent 1800 End Two Ply Carpets, 45 cents.
75 cent Best All-wool Two Ply Carpets, 57 cents.
85 cent Heavy Three Ply Carpets, 65 cents.
59 cent Tapestry Brussels, 43 cents.
73 cent Nine Wire Brussels Carpets, 59 cents,
i $1 Moquette Carpets, 70 cents.
30-inch Smyrna Rugs, $2.49.
Or a large stock ot Brif c'ns
in.: h;, KXO, liiu
The balance of our Lace Curtains, from the Wilkes-Barre Auction Sale, will
be closed out at 50 cents on the dollar.
$1.50 Lace Curtains, very wide and long, 75 cents.
$2 Lace Curtains, latest designs, 98 cents.
$3 Lace Curtains, very beautiful, $1.49.
$4 Lace Curtains, Irish Point effects, some of them four yards long, $1.98.
And all of the better goods in Real Irish Point, Tambour, Brussels, Cluny and
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and Fine jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
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CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French ronev Capes, It laobts deep....! 3 on
Astrakhan Capee, ' " .... 4 m
Astrakhan ('upps, " " .... SOI)
Aterekhan Capes, " " .... ih
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Moiuev (.'a',u'H, 11 " .... 1',' 00
Monkey Capes, " " .. .. 13 eo
Nst. Otter Cuiot, " " .... 'Juou
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trimmer Capss, " " .... i-0o
Beaver Capes, " " ,,,, 26 00
Nutria Capes, " " is 10
Seal or Persiin Capee " " .... HOO
Al.iku Hp:i! e':ip-s. " " Si (W
Alaska Si-.il Capes, " .... 5000
Hinfe Capes, " " .... 59 00
Brown Uarten Capes " " .... 9 00
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capes, K Inohes iluep sio oo
Baltic Soa C'apPB, " IS 00
Electric (-Hi Capee, " is on
nench Coney Capes, " not)
Mini; OapoS. " 80 co
Brown Marten Capes, soon
llonkey Capes, " a 00
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