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THE SCttANTOX TRIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15. 184.
F. E. WOOD,
f UBIUOK" li VIl.V AND WXEU.Y IN SCRAP
TON. I'A.. II y In 'illlUU.NI PtUUbttlNO
New Yoiik Okfioh: Thiuuke Bciuhnc
1-UANK 8. Utt.lV. MANAGER.
Kutered at the foifojlce at Scranlon, Pa., at
Second-Clau kail Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
fCRANTON, JANUARY 15, 18B4.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
QALUIHA A. GROW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY 30.
"A STUDY IN SCARLET."
tlettinij curious to knoir what it
means f Very uetl; tomorrow you
shall know all about it. SufflC it now
tn know that " I Study in Starlet"
will be. una of tin- ehoicett surprises
that our readers hate been treated to.
r It is HARD for us to believe that Mr.
Willis in as good a poker player ai all
Kentuckiaus are popularly thought to
It is well to keep in mind, concern
ing this proposed, income tax. that
whatever its nominal exemption, the
poor would have to iv it.
i 'i i
Anttt all, there is no accounting
for tastea. Even in 1801 the Demo
.ratio party, as a party, couldn't keep
iway from the wrong side.
RBOOI Inland figures an addition of
thirty thousand voters over the regis
tration of lbfT. Voters aeetn to grow
in spite of abandoned farms.
"G-reat majorities'' Grow needn't
Wurry because it will not be made
nominally unanimous. The other fel
lows will not cut any practical figure.
VVl hasten to nseure Brother Dole
that if Hawaii ever does get annexed,
we shall consider him a formidable
candidate for president of the combined
MS Hakkity's recent convention
dodged the Hawaiian issue slick and
clean, and in view of recent develop
ments we cannot truthfully say that
we blame it.
A fEW more Liliuokalani blunders,
and Republicans will be spared the
trouble in of doing for the Dem
ocracy what the Democracy will have
done for itself.
As a matter of cool fact, President
Dole, although only a Liliputian exe
cutive in point of sway, has put his
"great and good friend," Cleveland, in
a bottomless hole.
Already TUB British have thirty two
new war sliips in view, aud are out for
ail the new devices for blowiug hu
mtiuity into thin air. Yet diplomacy
grows none the less polite.
Thirty miles of the great projected
Congo railroad have been opened in
Africa. Wonder if they will try to
draw the color line on fashionable
Congo trains and make the whites ride
in Jim Crow cars';
The Philadkli'iua Record mildly
settles down to the conviction that
Minister Willis' demand was "aeontre
temps " And, truth to tell, it would
better have fitted some other time, say,
for instance, the dark iiges.
Joi Manley says that Maine will
end to the next Republican conven-
ion a delegation that will stand by
Tom Heed till the cows come home
but he doesn't say until Raid is nomi
nated as a candidato for president.
THE FREt COAL CLAUSE.
Our shifty contemporary, the Phila
delphia Times, devotes well nigh a col
umn of its scholarly rhetoric to an at
tempted defense of the Wilson bill's
soft coal clause which is no oVranu at
all. Incidentally it accuses The Trib
une of having a "special tarilf con
cern" whereas it has no other concern
thai: that common to all discerning
Americans; namely, the desire to see
American industry in all its branches
prosper; in eecurity from hurtful com
petition with the cheap-labor indus
tries of other lands. The Tribine
wants a tariff on soft coal, to protect
the American bituminous miner and
mine owner as against the Canadian
mine owner and bis $il-and $4-a-week
coolie or half breed workman; but it
dots not want this tariff anyimore earn
estly tlmn it wants a tariff on every
other home industry standing in simi
lar peril from the unsystematic manip
ulations of the Democratic tariff tink
ers. Our Philadelphia contemporary falls
into til same error of logic which we
recently noted in the arguments of the
Philadelphia Hecord, and which that
beady journal has not since sought to
defend- In one place it tells us that
"Pennsylvania openly calls for a re
inoval of the duty of siventy-five cents
per ton that has been placed on soft
coal, as the imposition has been the
means of enough mischief among the
miners, because of the combina
tions and syndicates it has fos
tered into life during the past twenty
years." In the next it bulls us that our
Pennsylvania bituminous mine-owners
have nothing to fear from the removal
of the aeyenty five-cent pr ton duty,
because they ship practically no eoft
coal to New England as it is. How
then, we ask the Time to inform us,
will the freeing of bituminous, as con
templated by Mr. Wilson, break up the
''combinations and syndicates" of
which our contemporary complains' It
wight also explain what disintegrating
effect, if auy. free cnal would have on
the big Whitney Nova Hcotian syndi
cate, formed for the express purpose of
profiting by the removal of tin existing
Our Cjaaker City contemporAry in
dulges itself in its familiar flings at
the big dividends of New England
mill owuers and ytt proposes, by
cheapening the cost of fuel in these
mills, to pave the way to still higher
dividends, at the expense of tbo do
mestic fuel i ml us try. and to the profit
of a foreign syndicate. It also tries to
combat the principle that stagnation in
one industry radiates so as to depress
other industries and throw new bur
dens into the scale of business disturb
ance; but its effort is palpably at vari
ance with the emphatic teacliinirs of
recent and sad experience, vouchsafed
for the euligbteum-uit of the American
voter in the form of a Democratic "ob
ject lessou." Finally, the Timn com
pares the waices paid in the ''free an
thracite Lockawanua field" with those
paid in the "protected bituminous lec
tions of the state'' and thinks it has
scored a free trade bull's eye shot, for
getting that anthracite it unprotected
by tariffs only because it is securely
protected by nature, whereas bitumi
nous deposits occur in almost everv
portion of our continent, enlivening
competition and naturally, as new
veins are found aud markets shift
about, iutrodueiug elements of wage
'VThe St'RANTON TlUBUMK," as our
Philadelphia contemporary remark, is,
indeed, "disposed to be fair." It is
disposed to be so fair that it will never
voluntarily surrender to a foreign land
an industry which can, by wise tariff
protection, be kept in proiperous do
mestic activity, yielding employment
to home labor and diffusing its wage
disbursements throughout all the chan
nels of domestic trade.
DOLE'S CRUSHING REJOINDER.
So far as the Cleveland conspiracy
to restore a savage queen to her foul
throne by slitting a Christian republi
can government is concerned, the
Hawaiian incident may properly be
regarded as onded Whatever may
develop in the future, in rectification
of this anomalous blunder, there will
be no resumption of the cmeen-making
industry. That business had its props
knocked from under the moment that
American sentiment understood what
bad been goiug on. Nevertheless, it is
instructive to learn, through the
official correspondence sent to congress
Saturday, what kind of creature Mr.
Cleveland so peculiarly champions and
how that strange championship was
regarded by the reputable and sub
stantial officials and supporters of the
government against which it wai
When asked by .Minister Willis what
course she would in the event of restor
ation pursue toward those who had
caused her (abdication, the dusky object
of Mr. Cleveland's profuse sympathy
replied: "My decision would be as the
law directs, that each person should be
beheaded and his property confis
cated." Not until weeks of waning
hope had undermined her thirst for
Christian blood did the heathen ex
queen consent to forego the delightful
revenge of beheading her best subjects,
of putting the naturalized sons of
American parentage and the couriers
of modern civilization under the
guillotine. Does any sane man sup
pose that this, grudgingly given prom
ise of amnesty would have weighed as
a feather in the scale of Liliuokalani's
viadictiveneas when once the Cleve
land scheme of interference should
havepiaeed her back on the throne';
Would anything short of an incessant
American protectorate have kept to
her extorted promise a sovereign who
twice before had broken the most
solemn pledges and kicked over, with
fairly fiendish enjoyment, all traces of
subjection to constitutional limita
tions? What American citizen, viewing
these indisputable facts and tenden
cies, can fail to exult at President
Dole's dignified yet annihilating re
joinder to the request that he abdicate?
"We do not recognize the right of the
president of the United States to inter
fere In our domestic affairs, Such a
right could be conferred npou him by
the act of this government or it oould
be acquired by oonqnest. The treaties
between tho countries confer no right
of interference. " How noble and how
quietly strong are these moderate
words' How they remind us of what
our own revolutionary fathers would
have said under similar circum
stances. In the face of this dignified
yet irresistible rebuke, backed up as it
is at every point by citations from the
state papers of our foremost American
statesmen, what a sorry, indeid whit a
pusillanimous figure does our high
handed executive cut before the na
tions of the world! How his clumsy
artifice and quickly punctured bluster
shrink and shrivel before Dole's sor
rowful but pitiless redy.
Ood delay the day when a future
American president shall ever be so
it an expensive luxury, aomitimes,
have a Don Quixote for presideut.
Two uoue Americans have baen dec
orated in France with the ribbon of the
Legion of Honor, but we rather think
wa like better the patriotism of the
American sailor who gats himself deco
rated by having the stars and stripes
tattooed brightly on bis arm.
The new railroad tuileaeo of 1803
is set down as 2,5tf) miles, a falling off
of over 4.000 miles from the reeor I of
1801. Since 1889, when it wai 12,900,
capital hua acted on the principle that
even railroading can be over done.
MINOR FACTS AND FANCIES.
The new county Idea seems to be pro
grensing backward. Even the new couuty
of Hnzle, which preseuted the best cre
dentials of all recently miuEested cehenit-s
for the disuectiuu of the Keystone map. has
fallen Into a state of ouuia und ia dead
enough to hu laughed at by its former
Champion, the Wilkes - Burro Record. It
threatens to he several . in belnre the
legislature of Pennsylvania will look witli
favor upon any addition to the number of
our fairly compact counties.
I'qual to the "Kealey Cure" it jioall -..
Try a bottlo and if It (Joe you ffuoa coutin.ua
It. Druggists sU it.
Pressure continues to bo exerted by
prominent Republicans of Wayne county
Upon ex-Judge Heeley, with a view to gul
ting his couseut to be considered an active
candidate for oougress. It is represented
that his nomination would carry witn u
a sntliciently large accession or Demo
cratic votes, iu addition to the normal I;
publlcau strength, to tniike him decidedly
the tleotost candidate that could bu choseu.
It remains to be learned whether tbeso
fluttering representations will overcome
the judge's diiiuclluatiou to begin uu ac
feveral years ago it was just prior to
the election of 'ISS every newspaper within
a radius of 500 miles from Chicago con
tained for a period of weeks the piquant
aud mysterious advertisement:
ik a Day
During the period every male of voting age
in Indiana, Illiuois, Wisconsin and iowa
received postal cards marked "personal1'
aud containing the words;
"One a Day ! "
i inly this, and nothing more.
Curious'' Well, you just ought to have
teeu bow the public Interested itself in
this phrase. People discussed it at the
supper table, talked of it at street oorners
and wondered what it meant, iu stores.
Home guessed it had reference to the dol-lar-a-day
lie that Democrats had told con
cerning (leneral Harrison That theory
Hew like wildfire until an eastern editor
aud bless me if I don't thiuk it whs our
own John E. Barrett telegraphed to In
dianapolis to ascertain if the Republican
candidate had ever said or intimated that
"a dollar a day wai uuougu tor any com
mon laborer." He denied it. iu terse
Anglo-axou, but for all that the lie went
At that time Melville E. Stone brainy,
resourceful, indefatigable "Mel," he. who
is now knocking gaping holes into the
United Press monopoly as president and
general manager of the reconstructed As
sociated Press was editing the Chicago
News, now called the Record, it bad been
tho pioneer cheap paper in the welt when
the others were charging a nickel apiece It
sold for two cents. But two cents wasn't
cheap enough to suit Mr. Stone. Hence
he resolved to cut to a penny. And tho
"one a day'' mystery was how be an
nounced it. Perhaps no more ingenious
advertisement was ever devised. Itcaught
and fooled a whole continent of readers. ,
Apropos of all this, see iu tomorrow's
Tmut ns what "A Study in Scarlet" means.
Fleece Lined Hygienic
This is no fake. Try it ami be
N. A. HULBERT'3
City Music Store,
H- W HOMING AVR , ICBAMTO
Goldsmith's g Bazaar
Mammoth Red Letter Clearing Sale
IT is thk opinion of a grdwing num
ber of prominent Scrantouinns that the
new bridge issue can be oarried this
spring. There is a rising domnnd for
these necessary twin improvements.
Provincialism aud inconvenience ore
not to the current taste. Bcranton needs
to be made more compact aud metropolitan.
THE Lkbano.n Report thinks it was
the "smashing of the surplus that had
more to do with the general business
dtpresslon than any threat to smash
the tariff." Admitting this to be true,
for argument's sake, then the Wilson
bill, which add a new deficit of seventy-five
million dollars, stands doubly
Republicans of Luzerne county deserve
to he congratulated upon the active inter
est which they are already manifesting In
the Eehruary campaign. At a meeting of
their county committee Friday, a scheme
of close canvassing by school home aud
street and block districts was discusses
aud lit was decidtd to put it m
operation so far as practicable at this
election and to have it further
elaborated and preseuted at a future meet
ing for permanent adoption. That is the
way to win victories. That kind of sys
tem and organization will keep the mother
county securely anchored in the Republi
can column. The time to fight, politic
ally, is all the time; and the way to fight
Is to reach and convince the voters, house
by house and man by man.
Chauncey Depiw Tails a Story.
fYum a Ri-ctnt Speech.
I talked tho other day with a disting
uished olliceholder under the present ad
ministration who has a national reputa
tion. Prom what he said 1 nm inclined to
thiuk that a majority of those who hold
the best places in congress and out are iu
the position of the spectator in a theater.
Tho playwright had written his play, and
on its presentation it was hissed at the
It ret time, bowled atthesecond time aud
the third time the performance was not
allowed to proceed. Everybodv, except
one, got upon his feet. This man sat still.
The person oy his side said to him : "Why
don't you stand Dpi Do you apurove of
thUplayf The man replied: "Neighbor,
I am a friend of tho author of this play,
und I am in here on a free ticket. You
wait a minute until I can go out aud buy
a ticket and I will come back here aud
raise h 1."
Cry of the American People.
From u !'' Spfiech.
"We have been to see the midnight sun
after its glories have been Dromised for
thirty years; we have been fed on aurora
boreahs and ou rainbows, but with the
hunger belt tightening an inch every week
about our homes, give us back the old
home made, home baked, homo-Republican
Afraid Even to Hint It.
It has beeu suuusted that if Wharton
Barker aud Isaac L. Rice were to join
forces they would make a team that
would put an end to tho torpidity uf
which everybody is at present complain
ing. We hesitate to give currency to the
suggestion for fear it may be acted upon.
Not a Oood Year for Noviltlie.
iTYIasi Hirti Kcord
The "Hnzle County" issno ii dead be
yond recognition. The people don't waut
It. The experiment would be altogether
V f i v Hard te Qt Bid Of
'No longer an experiment, but a public
crime," is a definition that the Wilsou
tariff bill will Aud it hard to get rid of.
Great Joy Along tbe West Branch.
tritfmmnport Uaieltt and Jtulhtin.
Wedding bells are ringing merrily.
STKINWAY ft SOX
DKCHKK BltOTHBRC An
KKANK'll & BACK
HTULXZ He UAUKli
Hat a kit stoek of flrst-elus
The OOnntOWBira of the New
York Times, who thinks that tho re
vival of the stamp tax on cheeke, deeds,
mortgages and other business papers
"wonld -uieet with very little objec
tion." obviously needi to think again.
It would raise a bigger howl than a
Yals -Harvard foot ball game.
It is something more than a facatious
suggestion of Mr. I una that President
Cleveland has made himself liable to a
breaob-bf-promiso suit. If Liliuoka
lani were to sue this country for dam
ages resulting from Its failure to re
deem lis executive pledge, we see no
ready loophole of easy legal escape. It
Out last night,
Lots of fun.
Bed all right,
I lair past one;
Peel to lick,
Ketch tbe doc.
Feel io weak,
.Spin hi chord
Gives a twitch,
Oh. good Lord,
What a stitch 1
Plat In bed,
Gone this trip,
Boou be dead,
Got the grip!
Aw York Sun.
F.L Crane's New Prices
FURS I FURS!
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Coney Capes, K iuchei
Astrakhan (.'apes, "
Astrakhan Capui, "
Atsrakh&u Cupes, "
Dyed Opossuin Capus
Muner Capes, "
Monkey Capes, "
Nat. Otter Capos, H
Nat. Otter (Japes, "
Kriuiraer Cupes, "
Beaver Capee, "
Nutria Capes. "
Seal or Persian Capes "
Alaska Seal Capes, "
Alaska Seal Capes,
Mink Capes. "
Browu Marten 1 ..pel "
.$ 3 00
, 4 no
. 12 00
. 20 00
. 35 HO
. 12 UU
. 18 110
. 85 00
. 6u 00
, 5U 00
. 25 00
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capes, 22 iuehus deep $10 00
Haiti.- Sen Capes, ' 13 00
Electric heal Capes. " 15 OU
French Coney Capes, " fl 00
Mink Capes, " 500
Drown Marten Capes, " 30 (O
M .,i.'- I apes, " 25 00
Highest Cash Frlces Paid for Raw Furs.
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WIRT,WATEBM AN nud FRAN K
LTN FOUNTAIN PEN'S.
Agents for Crawford's Pens and
Buck's Flexible Pnbber Stamps,
Stationers and Engr&vera.
817 LACKAWANNA AVE. .
10,000 Stock of Dress Trimmings
On sale for one week at a
Discount of 25 to 50 Per Cent.
This'will be a great opportunity
to get your selections from the largest stock
in the city away below cost.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company,
Mercereau & Connell
307 LACKAWANNA AVBN0J&
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
l jf J : S J J S J J
Removable and Self-sharpening 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.
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO..
Wholesale aud retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' and Blacksmiths'
Supplies, Iron and Steel.
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
Foote & Sh.ear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS.
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CQ
ECRANTON AND WH.KEB BARKE. PA, MAHUFACTCBKR8 o?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Office, SCRANTON. PA,
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
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-upholsterod
in a Substantial manner.
Will be as good a& new.
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARE YOU
of Mixed Candy, Clear Toys,
or auy style of Caudy or Nuts,
BxpteM W&gODB, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Drum
or Toys of every kiud.
China Dolls, Wax Dolls
Patent Dolls, Joiuted Dolls,
any kind of doll from 25cto4si3
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, CHrls or Dolls, ia
Maple. Oak or Iron, from 2oo.
W liavo the goods aud our
prices arc right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS BRO.,
314 Uao'xa. Ave,
We inkka SPECIALTY of aulyin com -Bilttw
fvr buuJuy J90oU, Pairs, Voitivil-t
DELICIOUS, MILD SUGAR OUnBD ABSOLUTELY XTT.
EVERY HAM AND RAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
Pt5Jwm THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wboltalt Dcakraln ,
Woodware, Cordage and Oil Cloth
780 West Lackawtnaa Ave.
Manufacturer' Agouti fur I'KUCKKIi t.
uuirs aud u lass wake.