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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1894.
F. E. .WOOD,
Published daily and weekly iji Bcbah-
ON, PA., J1Y III UUIUUKE PUBUSUINO
New York Office: Tribons Boildino,
Frank B. gray. Manaqer.
Butered at the Fo$tvfflce at Scranton, Pa,
Second-Clan Mail Hatter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
FCKANTON, JANUARY 13, 1804.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
UALUSMA A. GROW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY 20.
stock, ami $753,017,000 funded debt.
No ultimate is made of the floating
debt of tb companies involved, w hich
must have swelled the tptal of liabili
ties considerably. Neither does the
liet Include the Atchison, Top?ka and
Santa Fee, wboie 0,811 miles increase
the total railpae in tlie hands of re
ceivers to 82.878, ami the total liabili
tie'tomoie than $l,."SO0.O00,009. To
thi must be added 1,410 miles of the
Voad sold under forfOlidr durini; the
year, representing $17,201,000 of seojir
lies. No more striking commentary on our
methods of railrotd management is
possible. Hampered hy the hardens of
enormous debts, trying to earn divi
dends on watered stock, cutting rates
desperately nnder sharp competition,
or overloaded with unprofitable
branches, their weakness1 is exposed by
the first touch of business depression
During the past ten vears receivers
have taken charge of 07,100 miles of
railroad in the United States with lia
bilities of over f!!,700,000,000.
"A STUDY IN SCARLET."
Doesn't mtan an analysis Of any
particular '';.' nor a disquisition
touching tiie proptrHot of colors in
general, llvt it doesmeon something
that every reader of the The Sc.run
ton Tribune. uill lie unmistakably
interested in: something extraordi
narily fascinating; something worth
Explanation pbom Ex Paramount
Mount comes too late. Tue facts are
all in, the evidence is complete and the
verdict is "guilty as charged."
Hit Carnegie, it is believed, could
stand free trade a good deal better
than could his employes His resigna
tion to thy possibility of a hybrid Dem
ocratic tariff has something of the cyn
ical in it.
h is an interesting evidence of Da
mooraoy'l politic tl poverty that it has
to accompauy the announcement of its
latest state candidacy with a biograph
ical diagram showing who the can
A FHtM application, to lszy meudt
c mts who refuse to do proffered work,
of the homely Saxon principle of "root,
hog, or die," will, it is believed, re
dound to the benefit of honest audde
The man who, having a chance to
work, refuses, does not have any claim
to public aid while more deserving
ones remain unassisted. The lazy
tramp is like the rich beggar, an anom
aly repelling all sympathy.
Mr HINKS of Luzerno has achieved
the distinction of getting au appoint
ment for the first Hungarian postman
ter ever employed to handle the United
States mails, Mr. Hines deserves to
bekuown as the Kossuth of Democratic
Possibly V Representative Tracey of
Albany were not so perennially anxious
to re-echo his accustomed meed of
praise and applause every time Mr.
Cleveland utters a sound, he would uot
be called a "cuckoo," Anyhow, its
reassuring to know that the appella
tion isn't relished. It shows that
cuckoo sycophancy doesn't like to be
told the truth.
Among the signs of the timss, none
is more interesting than the frantic
eagerness with which the same Demo
cratic uowspapers that four weeks ago
were scuttling the dictionary for terms
of invective suitable to their denuncia
tion ofAndtewCamegie.arenow seeking
to welcome and to maguify his quisi
imlorsement of the Wilson bilL The
incident is a liberal education in the
ethics of organic journalism.
A stat i' E to Phil Sheridan lashing,
electric, invincible Phil would hold
before the eyes of the youth of our city
one of the finest memories of the civil
war. Suprema type'of the impulsive
military genius, signal embodiment of
the blended fires of a strong and virile
msnhoonf, Sheridan stands out as con
spicuously in American history as his
counterfeit should, and it Is hoped will,
stand ou a suitable pedestal in the
court house square.
li Mb hit possibly pain Mr. Lowell,
were he alive, to know that Robert
Michanan, whom American newsni
pers have to diagraui as a British
writer who sometimes, but not
often, contrives to put interest into
his words, "declines to accept him as
representing in any sense the country
which produced Whitman, Thorean,
Herman Melville, Whittier and Mark
Twain." Mr. Buchanan seems from
this specimen of his ncumm to have
missed the opportunity of his life when
he failed to apply for employment as a
metropolitan dramatic critic, let us say
on the New York Herald.
Oi;r esteemed contemporary, the
Wilkes-Barre News-Dealer, congratu
lates itself up m its fancied discovery
of a discrepancy between two editorials
in The Tribune, one of which recog
nized the fact that business depression
just now is international in its extent,
and the other wondered why the ' 'gen
eral business depression" that Pennsyl
vania Democrats in their platform
charge to the McKinley tariff didn't
materialize until opponents of that
tariff got into political control. The
News-Dealer says of thesa two editori
als that "the one tells the troth, the
other lies." Inasmuch as "the oth t"
merely asked a question, whatever
lying there is in the premises must be
credited to the Democratic state platform.
The Railway Age has compiled" n list
of the insolvent railroads in the United
States that have gone into the hands of
receivers during the year 1393, and also
a list of those that have been sold dur
ing tne year under foreclosure. The
list gives a correct idea of the disas
trous effect of the business depression
on the railroads of the country, though
it cannot fairly be contended that In
all these cases the acute business de
pression wai the sole oauie of the
The list given by the Railway Age
shows 22,534 miles of railroad placed in
the hands of receivers during the year,
representing fi. 287 932,000 of securi
ties, of Which 1531,083,000 is capital
THE .RICKAFELLOW SENTENCE.
No crime is so difficult to estimate
fairly as that which involves in faot, if
not in deliberate desigu, a betrayal of
publlo confidence, covering a period of
years during which the criminal has
been looked upon as amidst of honesty
and punctuality. The sense of shock
which is experienced in the discovery
of such a prolonged dect ption is even
more terrible than is the actual money
loss that grows out of it. It has a
tendency to drive one into mental
brutality, to make him a cynic in his
estimates of men and morality, to
weaken bis faith in those very pillars
of social stability and spiritual prog-
gress which, once gone, leave nothing
but chaos and ruin.
Widespread as was the pecuniary
em harassment which resulted from
the suspension of F. V. Rockafollow's
bank, general as was the sacrifice of
hopes and plans and opportunities
among the hundreds of small
depositors 4n that institution, the
savings of whose lifetime were thus
suddenly swept away, these were less
bitter than was the later revelation of
the long stretch of tim during which
the "honest old banker on the square"
did an immoral busiuess by trading on
a capital of reputed solvency that he
did uot in real fact possess. The
average man recuperates quickly from
a business reverse. The loss of a few
dollars or a few hundred dollars meant
to the majority of those depositors
simply a little m ire euprgy, a little
more economy, aud a little harder and
stronger and tnore determined struggle
in life. But the loss of faith in human
nature, the loss of those ideals which
we take unto ourselves as parts of our
innermost life and bops this was no
minor thing. All the genius and In
dustry of the ages combined cannot re
place a shattered idal. All the money
this side Eldorado cannot m ike happy
the life of the man who finds the
foundations of his faith in mankind
torn or shaken.
It is this side of the Rockafallow
crime which the courts cannot adjudi
cate; because it is above and beyond
the most scrupulous of legal tribunals.
Upon the other hand, what court of
earthly justice can assume to weigh
the mental torture and the self-reproach
which must hnve been experi
enced by the silent banker at, day by
day aud year by year, he saw the fab
ric of bis business life slowly but un
erringly growing tangled and insecure''
We are not given to know what ex
piation the criminal who yesterdav
was sentenced by a lenient judge has
already made, all unknown to his fel
low men. It seem to us that the lemon
nf this entire incident is irrestible in its
insistence upon candor and genuine
honesty as rules of business conduct.
It seems to us that had Mr. Rookafel
low been Irani; with himself, frank
with his family, frank with his friends,
the slow ebbing of his finances would
not have reached the startling cul
mination of virtual theft, robbery, em
bezzlement, The facts that all his past
standing cannot shield him from the
legal penalty of his legal crime which,
after all, is but a trivial fraction of his
whole trangrosion--and that, old man
us he is, with much sympathy going
out to him in spite of the enormity of
his apparont wrong, he must don the
garb or a common felon supply, as we
view them, a vivid vendication of our
institutions of justice.
A few days ago people read the pain
ful news that a very distinguished
gentleman of national fame, a former
governor of Massachusetts, and
speaker of the national house of repre
sentatives at a most critical juncture
immediately preceding the civil- war,
had been found wan lering about the
streets or a city near ins nome in a
mentally dazd condition. Every
reader was moved to tender sympathy
at the thought of that noble intellect
thus eclipsed by the infinnitv of ad
vancing years. The Boston Advertiser
speaking of this incident asks why it is
that some powerful minds become en
feebled by age, though physioal health
remains comparative! v vigoroni, while
in other instances the lamp of intelli
gence burns with undimnmd brightness
far beyond the psalmist's allotted
period of life?
Many cases Illustrative of both olas
see of faets occur to any well informed
and reflective mind. Less than a de
cade Hgn there diod near Boston an
aged statesman belonging to a family
two membors of which had been presi
dents of the United States, He him
self was during a long and eventful
c ireer one of the most prominent citi
zens of the republic He had been our
country's envoy at the English court
while the conflict with arm I treason
was raging at home, and his diplomatic
skill and unswerving loyalty ware
chiefly efficacious In preventing the
recognition by Great Britain of the
Southern confederacy. For a consid
erable period before his death this emi
netit man had required the watchful
care of friends by reason of gradually
decaying mental faculties. The story
ot the declining yoars of that extraordi
nary preacher and theologian, Rev.
Lyman Beecher, D. D , is very similar
in the respect cow under considera
tion. To some, though a less, extent
the same things can be said of New
England's greatest philosopher, R ilph
On the other hand, the great Joslah
Quiucy, mayor of Boston and presi
dent of HafVard college, was strong in
mind as well at body when he had
become a nonogenarlan, and Galuiha
A. Grow, who succeeded N. P. Bauks
as speaker of the house of representa
tives, is in tht full vigor of all his
Physical and mental powers.- Looking
across the Atlantic we see at this time
two notable contrasts. Mr. Glad
stone, long past eighty, is, as Mr.
Depew has just remarked after return
ing from a fliag trip to Europe, and
as we all know from many sources of
information, as keen, adroit, inlefaUt
able, eioqii ut and every w iy master
ful as in any previous peri id In his
wonderful life. But John Rukin, far
.vonngr, though an old man as age is
naiMilli? rnrnnA la nnltf tha shmlnw
o( bis incomparable self as r 'gar Is
that once magnificent intellect, whose
creations have given the world new
Thus far all attempts to solve the
enigma presented by tacts like these,
of which a vast numbsr oantd be cited
easily, have failed. The in ire the sub
ject is studied the more mysterious it
becomes. Neither heredity nor appar
ent natural strength, nor methods. of
life and work, nor external surround
inus.nor vital temperament, nor spheres
of activity, no degrees of success nor
failure, no one of these, nor all of them
taken together, can seem to throw any
light at all upon the question.
f uukI to tho "Keelov Cure'
Try bottle and if It 4c
11. L1 UlfUlBCS sell IS
COMMISSIONER SEYMOUR'S IDEA.
It is to be hoped that the proposition
of Patent Commissioner Seymour to
print from time to time a list of expired
patents, for general circulation, will
be favorably acted upon by congress.
One of the most serious abuses of the
patent system is the purchase and sup
pression of patented devieei and pro
cesses by corporations having money
tied up in plants constructed on old
plans. Ideas which might be of prac
tical value to the industrial world if
they became general property are in
this way sometimes buried out of sight
It often happens that an inventor has
an inspiration which might be elabor
ated into n mechanical improvement,
but he lacks the time or the knowledge
to perfect it, or imagines that the car.
rying out of the idea in a completed
machine would infringe upon patented
rights. The publication of a list of ex
pired patents would be of inestimable
benefit to such men, and also to the
general public, which would eventual
ly profit by the practical application of
At present the only way of keeping
track of expired patents is byTeferring
to the indexes of the patents granted
seventeen years ago and earlier. As
the term of patent is seventeen years
the Assumption is that those granted
seventeen years ago have expired. But
only a limited number of people have
ccess to these old indexes. The weight
of what is sometimes called ' 'the patent
monopoly"would'oe greatly lessened by
the adoption of the patent commission
The spirit of co-op -ration in its best
and clearest sense is well evidenced in
the feelings, the needs and the alms
whioh have promoted the organization
of the Scranton Eugineeri ng club. As
in the case of the individual eoal oper
ators and of the members of our vari
ous professional and industrial socis
ties, it is perceived that belter results
follow along the line of cone Titration
and hrinony than acorui, in the long
run. under the primitive idea of every
fellow lor himself. The risks are also
larger; especially the risk lest this de
sirable spirit of union shou d I e abnsed
or twisted to the profit of merely
fraction of its sharers. But civillza
tion very olearly expects its bene fie
iaries to guard against such perils
Unless we are ready to relapse at once
into savagery, the idea that in legiti
mate union there is strength will need
to be accepted as a postulate of human
MINOR FACTS AND FANCIES.
A collection of the cartoons which have
been elicited by the president's Hawaiian
policy would prove a valuable literary and
political heirloom for the coming Anion
cau. 1 lie unanimity with wbicn our fer
tile and ready caricaturists have jumped
on tne pint tqre.Hor waeen ijii is no en
con raging eviwnce that patriotism among
us nas not oecome a iom, art.
One cartoon in the Philadelphia Inquirer
tneotuer nay wasn t dru. it represented
Qrover astride bicycle,, going full tilt
down hill and to waiu a big stone, while
encircling bis neck in a frantic effort to
save her duiky self were the ebonr arms
of tho;dnposeu Hawaiian queen The prefri
dent, ne nearea me laevitame "healer.
whistled the air of the catchy dance-ball
pong that describes the charm of a "Bicycle
nunc mr i wo."
The cartoonists, by the way, appear to
nave a pencuaui ior omnium up their rue
torial comlcalltiei upon the foundation of
some current topical Hong. The Irish
World this week contains a good example,
Qrover and Uresham, in a stato of grief
and ueahnbille, are sobbing in a room to
gether, while, throuirh the open door, Un
clo Nm strides tmijOKticauy out, clutching
the switch of public criticism. This scene
is supposed to be another version of the
Bong: "Two Little Boys That Are Blue'
in fact, black and blue.
Considering the immense number of
pickerel that are being caught these day?
and the small amount of effort made by
the nan commissioners to propogate this
giuney food nsh. the thought occurs tha
something or the expenditure made In
"planting trout fry in streams where one
never afterward catches any trout could
be wisely diverted: to stocking oar lakes
with pickerel. Give this flh one-half the
attention bestowed on the elusive and
mysterious trout, and see what he'll do for
A contemporary in Nicholson suggests
that that thriving village is lust the Dlaco
for Scranton people to build homes in. This
may be true, but it occurs to tee that the
best placefor Scran ton laus to reiide in is in
Scrnutoii itself. The taste which can uot
be suited without going beyond the limits
of tins city win, it is reared, find diffi
culty In getting satisfied anywhere.
County Chairman V. W. Wood of
Wayne county who by the way la as
hustling a young executive as one would
wish to know is mention d by friends in
connection with the congressional nomin
ation in the Fifteenth next fall. Another
gentleman who Inn received favorable
mention Is A. T. Searle. The difficulty in
competing against Representative Wright
naturally lies in the fact that Wayne is
only one of four counties comprising the
district. Republicans in Wavne.however,
begin to think It is really their turn.
In Plain Wor.la, It Is Bala.
The Statement that "three years' experi
ence of the McKinley tariff bill has re
sulted in general business depression and
in wreck and ruin to maufacturing inter
ests" is as complete a specimen of false
hood "perfect In all Its pa ts" as the ha -man
imagination could embody. It reaches
tho very perfection of a work' ot fine art
moulded out of material that cannot last
like a statue of snow mistaken for marble,
laboriously shaped In Borne Ute March
it small cost.
oes yon good continue
Fleece Lined Hygienic
Goldsmith's g Bazaar
. n ii .n i i
oth Red Letter Clearing Sale
"SIT GLOVE DAYS
This is no
fake. Try it aud
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
- wxouuia avb. eciiAMio
KRAN1CH & BACK
BTUlrZ H liAVUM
4 tec a krii atock of flratlass
MUSIC, XO EXtt
Ladies' Kid Cloves
$1 William quality 5-hook Foster Lacing Gloves, 79c.
$1 WiLiam Quality Biarritz Foster Lacing Gloves, 70c.
$L 35 Undressed Kid Gloves, best shades and quality, 98c.
$1.50 Fowler Quality, 5-hook Foster Lacing Gloves, $1.25.
$2 Fosterina Quality, 7-hook Foster Lacing Gloves.in colors, $1.60
$1 4-button Smoschen Kid Gloves, 65c.
We are the sole and exclusive agents in this city for the Genuine Foster Kid
Gloves, and we have had full permission from Foster, Paul & Co. to name the above
prices for two days only.
Men's Kid and Leather Cloves
$1 Men's Kid Fur Lined Gloves, 75c.
$1.50 Men's Fur Top Lined Gloves, $1.
$2 Men's Jerome Dress Kid Gloves, $1.59.
$1.50 Men's Walking Kid Gloves, $1.25.
45c. Wen's Leather Working Gloves, 29c.
50c. Men's Leather Working Gloves, 39c.
75c. Men's Calfskin Working Gloves, 59c.
$1 Men's Best Buckskin Gloves, 79c
P. L Crana's New Prices
Mercereau 1 Connell
307 LACKA'WANN'A AVUNUE.
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
Franch Coney Capes, li inch? deep. .
Astrakhan Cape, " " ...
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Atsrakhan Capes, " " ..
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CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capos, 22 inches deep 810 00
Baltic Sea Capes, " 18 00
Electric cal Capes, " 15 00
Fretn h Coney Capos, " 8 00
Mink Cabes, " 50 00
Brown Marten Capos, SO 00
Monkey Capes, " 25 00
Highest Cash Frices Paid lor Rafl Furs.
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WIRT, WATERMAN aud FRANK
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents for Crawford's Pens and
Buck's Flexible Rubtfer Stamps.
Stationers and Engravers.
817 LACKAWANNA AVE,
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
mm HORSE SIDE
Removable aud Self-sharpening Calks,
We are sole agents for Bradford, Columbia, Laca
wanna, Luzerne, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming counties, State of Pennsylvania.
Catalogue on application,
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakera' and Blacksmiths'
Sopplies, Iron and Steel.
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO,.
Foote 6c Sliear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOB
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CQ
ECH ANTON AND WILKES-BARRE, PA.. MANUFACTURERS Of
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Office. SCRANTON. PA.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DKLICIOUB, MILD SUOAH CORED ABSOLUTELY PtTXtSI
EVERY HAM AND PAIL OF LARD BRANDED.
m tradetupplied THE sXo WERS 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
MAKING PRESENTS ?
of Mixed Candy, Clear Toys,
or any style of Caudy or Nuts,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Drums
or Toys of every kind.
Chiua Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Tateut Dolls, Jointed Dolls,
any kind of doll from 25c to $15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or Dolla, in
Maple, Oak or Iron, from 25a.
We have the goods and our
prices are right. Wholesale)
J. D. WILLIAMS BRO.,
314 Lacka. Ave,
We make b SPECIALTY of supplying com
mlttaas for Sunday School. Fairs, Festival
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wholesale Dealers iu
Woodware, Cordage and Oil Cloth
720 West Lackawanna Ave.
Manufacturers' Agunts for
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