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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE "WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17. 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
FCHUSHEn DAILY AND WIEU-V IX SCRAS-
nx. PA., ur luu TUI9WI rtnUMiiNG
New Yoiik Omo.: Tiubdne BOlLDlsa,
l'HANK 8. UltAY. llANAOKIl.
Fu feral at the FottoJIce nt fcranton, To., at
Seccmi-Clast Mai' Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
F CRAM TON, JANUARY 17, 1804.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
CiAMSIlA A. GROW,
ELECTION' FEBRUARY 20.
A STUDY IN SCARLET.
J'ioii fic tetenth page of this copil
of The Tribune will be found tht
lirst installment of A. Conkn lloyle's
masterly dtttettt ttory, "A study in
Scarlet" The (ntfrtti ieill grow
with each sucecedimj fm'fi'r until
the render will find it difficult to
wait a wholt day for the tHecuaing
installment. It should be explained,
however. Hint thil is not a "detect ice
story" of the ordinary, blood -1(11(1-tkunder.
thmh-hteraitue kind. Jls
central ji'ju re l$a man who has made j
a eoneentraiii teitnlifie study of
i rime ttitd criminal impidse. He
work from tht erliut itself to the up-
prehension and seizure of the crim
inal with the unernmi neeision and
eertaintu of the mathematician. Hut
he is at all tine an intellectual,
rational ae.d ooutblt man. not a
neird fancy of a dime-noeel writer. I
".I Stud, in Seat let" is worthy of
the percMil of erery I'ribum reuder.
Ho not mitt tht opening chapter and
do not fail to show it to your f riends.
?vfi: HohNui.'nvi i: alunihl petitiou for
a cUauge of venue and name.
BUROLAMOM Peon avonue, burglars
in Ilyile Park; burglara on the bill.
What if one of these enterprising
craftsmen ibonld ohauoe to gqi oaoght?
It is a pity that while many men are
involuntarily idle tne street donning
department is not in possession of snf
flcient Cumin to keep the crossings clean.
BBNATORGRAB will baa real acquisi
tion to a legislative bjdy which can
stand u considerable, iium'u.r of iin
provemtuti without trm merit bein?
We auk reluctantly moved to confess
that Scrantooiam will never become
morally perfect while the rotten
wooden block p-ivement rsmaius as a
eteiidy provocative of immoral thoughts.
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ElIPRESEKTATlVB Ridley's scbemo of
an iutorast beating lag al tender psnsion
currency of 0- par cent, bonds is at least
entitled to a prize for novelty. i'ovr
thele there still will bo a preference
for ordinary hard OMR.
PILOT HOOPER'S idea that every ves
sel should be provided with a mortar
and life lines or a rocket and lines la
sensible. It is a good deal easier to hit
a rock-bound coast with a rocket than
it is to bit a vessel bobbing up and
down in a tremendom sea.
PRESIDENT WlLBCR'9 re-election yes
terday sets at prest, for the moment at
least, rumors of his purposed retire
ment. Now that umicable relations
have been restored all 'round, it would
seem to be a good time to stnly means
for kenpin? harmony as a permanent
N"v that the board of trade has
votod unanimously to recommend tho
ratification of tho proposed bridge
improvements, it would stem to be in
CUmbent on the chronic kickr, if there
be such n citizjn in Hcranton, to state
bin reasons for opposing the bond ordi
nance. Otherwise, it will go through
as much as anything by default.
i i a
0.;e immediately appreciable benefit
that would follow the adoption of the
pending bridge improvements would bo
the convenient aud moderately expen
sive homes it would enable many
Keruntoninns to have, especially those
who are now forced by the height of
central city rents to frequent board-
ing houses and hotels, or live in flats.
Riv. Dr Greek, of New York has
in mind u Scheme to opn a pawn shop
which ahull be run on strictly Christ
ian principles, It would not- be a
money-making ccnteri., and only peo
ple known to be in need of money
would be allowed to enjoy the rate
privileges of such an establishment. It
is difficult to so in what reBpectthis
would differ from u Popnlistic sub
treasury, or fedoril pawnshop, save in
the item of cent per cent.
i'i:i -upest Inoai.ls of the Big Four
railroad joius in the outcry against the
interstate commerc- law, and wants
an amendment- to compd the obser
vance of trallio agreements or con
tracts. Inasmuch as the law at present
expressly forbids pooling, such an
amendment would really be revolnton
ary. Nevertheless there Is a growing
lieliof that that is jutt what is needed,
and the more revolutionary, in some re
spects, the bstter.
It is CERTAINLY cheerful news which
credits Mr, Moody, tho great evange
list, with a desire to pass th four
months of this coming summer con
ducting rsvirals in various portions of
ths Wyoming and Lackawanna val
leys. His methods are scrupulously
non-sectarian and unprejndiaed; and
the practical nnd permanent good re
sulting from his ministrations in every
place tbat he has ever visited it an em
pbatic incentive to the'wisb that be
may arrange to come to this neighbor
hood. . I,.
TjIB 10 Bi of converting Republican
club rooms into hospitable social cen
ters for Republican voters, whether
club members or not, is fast assuming
national proportions. The decision of
the Central club of this city to invite
all Republicans to visit the new rooms
in the Prioe building whenever they
feel disposed, remiuds us tbat the
league club of Binghauiton has jnst
reached a similar opinion, and is fitting
up reading rooms and oth-r attractive
features. There is nothinir like making
politic pleacaut as welf us -xciiin.:.
Benveen battles to the tim for friend.
uip and free interchange of opinions.
Tin's time tbe new hotel rumor
sterns to be well found -d. There can
be no denial of the .ffect it woul I
lend iu kiirliteatn- Scranton's ni'tro-
polltan appearaUOS Adminicle as art
the hotel m UMgtmantl at present,
acnin freqnatly Crippled tor room
The opening of new electric car
lines every week adds hundreds to
the number of tbe city's tiansient
guests. It ought soon to be possible,
if it bo not possible now, to support a
hotel of the magnitude contemplate 1
by Mr. Jermyn without causing any
material withdrawal of patronaee
from tho snporior hostolriei already In
prosperous operation. The time is ripe
in many ways for a new and langer
8crtntoD. Aud this, by the way, is
obviously one of the ways
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UNCLE SAM'S DEBTS.
The financial problem which con
fronts tbe secretary of tbe treasury at
this time, and which has been made
the theme of an earnest appeal for con
gressional assistant 3 in tho form of a
special net empowering the secretary
to issue three per cut gold bonds and
sell tho same at par, is a strong argu
ment against the pending tariff bill.
It shows, in a new aud vivid manner,
the extraordinary folly of attempting
to pass a revenue measure the in
stantaneous effect of which would be
to add to the existing deficit to an ex
tent variously estimated at $75,000,000
annually. If even the MoKinlef tariff,
uader threat or demolition, fails to
supply sufficient reveuue to pay the ex
penses of government as administered
by Democrats, allowing for pres
ent internal revenues, what a palpable
absurdity it must be to expect congress
to supplant tho M Kinley tariff with
one that would rais $73,000,000 less
rveniio each year! Any child would
condemn such a m-jthod of financier
ing. But the Democratic secretary of tht
treasury govs even further than this.
Not only i'.oos he ask congress to pass
the Wilson bill, with its seventy five
million additional deficiency, but, re
cognising that the continued threat of
such foolish action is hourly decreas
ing even what little revenue he now
finds accessible, under the fine Demo
cratic era of promised prosperity, tbe
secretary furthermore beseeches con
gress to issue notes of hand, otherwise
known us gold bonds, with interest
payable in gold coin at a rate not to
exceed three ptr centum. Such an
issue does not create wealth. It does
not in tbe slightest iota add to
the existing quantity of hard cash:
It simply shoves tbe day of settlement
a few years forward, trusting to luck
for the bonds' future redemption. In
Other words, for the ineffable pleasure
of getting Mr. Wilson's pet bill con
verted into law, Secretary Carlisle is
willing to pile the government debt up
at both ends and shunt the whole per
plexing problem over to tho shoulders
of future financiers,
The secretary dwells long and lov
ingly on the need of a strong gold .re
srve. It seems to be a Democratic
pasnion to yearn for large surplus
sages. Yet it is a fact of record
that nnder Mr. Carlisle's administra
tion the gold reserve has reached its
lowest notch, and that nt a time when
an unrepealed law gave him tho privi
lege, independent of congress, of au
thorizing nn issus of bon is, Tbe va
cillation of his cuiirso is nowhere more
strikingly illustrated tbun in this al
most piteous supplication for authority
already his by direct enactment of
congress. Thst, although amusing,
can be forgiven, since it is in the line
of extraordinary caution. But what
shall be sai 1 in apology for a secrotary
who. with revenues falling off at tho
rate of millions par month, proposes
in deliberate inanoor to substitute a
vyst.em which shall abruptly make them
almost one-fourth less?
.Speaking May .", 1884, with reference
to the Morrison tariff bill, William L
Wilson, a representiiliva from West
Virginia, concluded an elaborate pro
test against the proposed freeing of
bituminous coal with these words:
"To take any one great interest and
transfer it suddenly to the free list is
to hold it tributary to all ths rest,
while depiiving it of any share in tbe
common 'protection.' Whatever re
duction is made should be made so
gradually as not to wreck, to disturb,
fir to alarm any of our great industries,
and tbls return toward a peace "Tariff
ought to be made by even progress end
on a scale of justice to all."
What a good many persons would
like to know now is bow "gradually'
the Wilson bill transfers the iron ore,
foal aud mineral ititcresis to tbe free
list; or, in other words, what baa
caused Willi tiu L. Wilson, a present
representative from West Virginia,
to plan such a suddn shock to th
William L Wilson of on decide ago.
At a PERIOD like this, an Increase in
the numiier of putty criins Is Inevi
table, under the bist of in uiicip il po
lice systems. Nev Tt lei si, it wuld
b a welcome relief tommy thousand
Sorantoh home-owners if there could
bo some innovation!) the system in
vogno in this city by which burglaries
and house breakings would exhibit
greater evidences of rarity.
Minor facts and fancies.
Under tho heading, "Americau Oiplo
ttacy'n Triumph, ' the Democratic Phila
delphia ".Record pays its pnrtlng salute
to the president's Tartrin-of-Turacon-lll;e
adventure in Hawaii in language
which dstertes to be reproduced verbatim.
Listen, all, to this withering farewell from
the Btdf-at strictly-Democratic journal iu
the United States: "All the correspond
euee concerning Hawaii is now in, and the
Amorican peoplocan form their own judg
ment of tbo H.'- -i sadly ludicrous diplo
matic affair or winch there Is any reooru iu
"Minister Willis graphically describes
the first sceno in this tragi-oomlo diplo
matic drama. When ho unfolded to (jueen
Liliuokalam the niaguaniuious purpuseof
this government to restore her to tho
throue of her aucestors there was au un -mistnkublo
antbrohagous gleam in the
royal eye. As he proceeded bin seemed to
be mentally whetting her knife for tbe
heads of President Dole and bis ussociate
usurpers. Whether she intended to roast
or fricassee her enemies In true South Sea
inland fashion whs doubtless left for after
consideration. But while the queen was
indulging lu anticipations of triumph and
revenge the minister iu pursuance of his
instructions asked her if she Intended to
btdicad Hole and tbe rest of them, wben
she auswered 'Yes.' Mr Willis was prob
ably as much astonished at tins truculent
reply as the queen was astonished at tbe
irrelevant question. The interview was
thus suddenly brought to a close, and (be
good intentions of oar government in be
half of Ill-fated royalty were temporarily
'lint tho administration at Washington
was not to be discouraged by this check,
and Miuister Willis was urged to renew
his negotiations with tho deposed queen.
Ai a result of his skillful efforts Liliaoka
lani was induced to forego her decree of
revenge in consideration of her crown.
Our minister, whose faith iu the mere
word of South Sea royalty does not appear
to be redundant, took the precaution of
obtaining from the queen a written pledge
that she would leave the beads of Dole,
Dainon and the rest on their shoulders.
So far as Liliuokalanl was concerned the
triumph of American diplomacy was com
plete. Nothing remained then except to
invito tho provisional rulers of Hawaii to
quietly step out and inuke way for her
"At this critical stage of tho business, it
must be confessed, American diplomacy
has completely and irretrievably broken
down, iuntead of retiring in obedience to
the demand of this government and in
grateful recognition of the magnanimous
pledge of the queen to spare their lives,
the provisional usurpers of Hawaii polite
ly but firmly declare that they will do no
such thing. In language of diplomatic
courtesy tbey tell the president of the
United Statos, through Minister Willis,
that they do not recognize his right to in
terfere with their domestic affairs. Tbat
there may be no mistake in regard to their
position they go so far as to intimate that
even if the 'Constitutional' government of
the queen had been suliverted by tbe in
trigues of Ex-Minister Stovens and tbe
military force of the United States, Presi
dent Cleveland's authority does not ex
teud to them. They suggest at the same
time that tbe president of tbe United
Slates has quite enough to do in dealing
with the delinquencies of his own govern
ment without engaging in a quixotic en
terprise against another government With
whom this country is at, peace.
"Whilst President Cleveland and Secre
tary Qreshsitt totally disseut fiom this
view on ethical grounds, they are con
strained to adopt it from the emineutly
practical consideration that there is noth
ing else to be done. At last the curtain
has dropped upon the diplomatic farce
with its shifting scenos in Washington
and Honolulu. The DrovUional rulers of
Hawaii and the llawaiians must be loft
hercuftrr to their own devicB, and this is
the right conclusion which the govern
ment nt Washington has reluctantly aud
too tardily reached.; Fortunately, nothing
tragic has mingled with tbe farcical per
formance. President Dole aud his associ
ates appear to be entirely capable of taking
can? ot their own heads without foreign
protection. All they ask is to be left alone;
and In this aspiration they have tho hearty
ussent of tbe great majority of the Ameri
can people so long as they shall maintain
an independent government."
Hastings a Clear Favorite.
Flnlailttohia Times, liem.
Since lSDu Uaseral Hastings has borne
himself With groat dignity and strength
ened rather than weakened the position he
then occupied beforo the people, and ho is
now as certain to be tho R .-publican can
didate for governor as anything can bo
that is yot in the future. In General Has
tings the Republicans will have a very
strong candidal for governor. He will
bn recognized as a coudidato dictated by
the admitted preferences of the people of
hispaitv If the Deinoorats want to make
a respectable fight against Hastings
they must speedily pull themselves to
gether uud pr. sent their strongest candi
date for the conflict.
Not Advsriitlr.it for Wlngt.
Our editorial of last week did not suit
all our readers. Wo did not expect that it
would. hen we reach the intellectual
height that will enable us to write an edi
torial that will please everybody, we will
be so fsr above this paltry little world
that tbe most powerful telescope ever
made, or likely to be made, will foil to lo
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T. uth Proclaimed, Though Ueavsna Fall.
The Easton Express credited South
Bethlehem with fifty-nine saloons, and the
Star rises in righteous indignation to an
nounce that the number is wrong; there
Steadfast to iht List.
The only newspaper iu tbe country
which still has enough courage to back up
Cleveland's Hawaiian blunder is tbat
faithful old cuckoo, t no New York Times.
Xing Hoke, Says Mr. Saaa.
-Yi-ir York .sua.
Hoke Smith ought to be king of Hawaii.
Yes, this life is full of Ills' ,
There s the doctor with his pills.
There's the lawyer fighting wills,
There's the dentist with bis drills.
There's the poet with his thrills
'Bout the everlasting hills
Or the tbe mjossv pebbled rills
(.Hi, that we could steal his quills !1
There's the maiden with the trills
Wbo attempts tbe latest trills
And she cares not whom she kills,
There s the cook wno never grills.
There's tbe thief a tapping tills,
And tbo Jacks n-huntlug Hills
But tbe ill of all the lils
Uue my soul with sorrow flits.
Turns me white up to tbe gill's,
And my very marrow chills
Is my coming Christmas bills.
PHO-RE'-NOS bt'Htj t'L'REFOR
Fqualto the "Kseley Curs" at smj.ll cost.
Try a bottle and if it dobs you good continue,
it. Druggists tU it.
Fleece Lined Hygienic
This is no lake. Try it and be
Mammoth Red Letter Clearing Sale
N. A. HULBERT'3
City Music Store,
Mi WYOM1NU AVK, SCBANTO&
STEIIVWAY a son
DUCKKR BHOTHBM an
aUAn MJtl ft BACK.
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Use. a larga atook ot drst-olaae
Mimic, urn, i;iu
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CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
$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
807 LACKAWANNA AVESCIi
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Shell Goods, Table and Ban
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Repairing Furs a Spscialty.
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakera' and Blacksmiths'
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Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
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Stationers and Engravers.
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513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
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Office, 813 West Lacka
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Rockers, Couches and
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Also Bed Room Sets,Din
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iOdd Pieces Re-upholstered
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