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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNC TLTESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 523. 189-T.
F. E. WOOD,
FnptlSHeri TA.(T.Y AND WKRJ.T IN BOB"
to, pa., by Tb Tumi-jut Cviiuihi.0
New Yohk OrriOK: Tricdni Builfisg.
Frank 8. Gbat. Manager.
This would not. inrolve nuy additional I teen yean by the Influx from the con-
hardihiun on the part of the barons,
and it would give the Democratic edi
tors a needed change of themes.
Euttred at tht Fontofnee at Scrnnlmt, To.,
Seetmd-Ctau Mail ilatttr.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, JANUARY 23,
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
FOB COlfOBISSMAN-AT LABOK
UALV8HA A. GROW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY 00.
1 HE BEST OF FRIENDS.
I'htlttS H" ft
mid stead fust
speak you ill.
thi so Kintl, potitnl
ti joi( book, i on
it, aheayd ( never
it never dMifi iou any
it pOKW. The offer
wkick Tin: mini k is placing b
fore ih reader ( the iiiortunitij a i
tfetiaw fi pel woWoPi beat litem
tuie tit scarcely tfce bed rxwfc eostprtca,
i the fact of it then ij no ear(Aly f
mue tic not Uinj "ice read."
Th It tax on card-t dovetails ill with
the Democratic iwrty's predilection
(or playing the deucf.
1 1 orjQHI in and probably will
deeply uaiu the b'reuoh novelist. Zola,
to learu that Auitmssidor Sinalley does (round of
At other times and under condi
tions which have not been infrequent
in the political history of Pen osy Ivan in,
such en indorsement as that giwu last
Saturday by the Philadelphia Repur- i and honorable.
lioan delegation to the jjubernatori.il
candilacy of OrjtriU Hastings would
be regarded by many as premntute.
Such an Impression, now, however, iH
clearly Impossible, The drift of popu
lar sentiment, HUady as nu ocean tiile,
btl poiute I so unerringly to General
Bastings' nomination ttiut talis of seri
ous opposition hm well nigh utterly
subsided. It is n fortunate coincident1"
in the annals of Keval me Republican
liin wh-ii leaders and masses are in
such complete accord. It auunrs well
for the future of hnnest government.
BUILDING ON SAND.
.No policy can endure for long ns u
feature of intelligent govrrnmout
which is bused wholly upon unrelieved
sellishnoKS. The man who sskl that
the government protect his steel mill
should, if from BO higher ground then
expediency, tie willing to let the gov
ernment afford corresponding protec
lion to his neighbor's factory or mine.
A community in one section esBBOt
hope to get psrmtnsnt help by federal
legislation, through tariff protection
npon its Hpeci'il interests, uoless it is
disposed to coucede a proportionate
share of SOOOnrSgsmsnt to other com
munities having different interests
standing in similar need
When Representative Haines, of
Troy, for instance, conceded that the
collar and ;uff industry could prosper
only under protection, he gave the
whole case of the Democratic party
away. Be caunot upon any teuablo
oic or ethics deny to other
not "approve" of him.
9 - -
PrESIDIXT DOLS represent in his
own personality one of the Past argu
luent- for Hawaiian uuuexatiou.
Amerioa needs such men as he.
Ai.THOL'nu thic patriotic Colonel Cor
btt has beeu QutblulYed by a bloomin'
Britisher, we are proud to announce
that the government at Washington
Ir is iutimated at Philadelphia that
Congressman Wrijbt of the Fifteenth
will get back without opposition; but
this report wonld carry more convic
tion if it had originated at Towanda or
tineut of Europe of foreigu laborers,
competiug disastrously in mauy lines
of employment with English-speaking
workiuginen. The glut of population
produced by the centralizing influence
of the city has beeu intensifiid by the
presence and power of alien labor.
The method of relief most acceptable
both to those in want
and to the charitably disposed, la work.
Unfortunately this metiiod is inappli
cable in many casus. Where nuch is
the fact succor may best bo given
through relief committees BOmpOtvd of
private persons, like the committee or
einiz'ii in Philadelphia, bringing to
tear upon tho problem of aid the
cutivo ability an 1 tlia moral power of
iii-ii such as John II, Converse nnd
Robert C. Ogden, and securing, through
systematic- organization, the best re
sults It is desirable, therefore, for
tnanietpalittef, as fur as possiblp, to
find work for the destitute. The ex
ample Of the B 'lievoUnt association In
a neighboring city, which purchased a
largo quantity of Btone for the unem
ployed to break, Is n good one to fol
low. There may bn no immediate use
(ot the stone, but it cuu be utiliztd in
the future, and it keeps men from
Starving by having them earn a living.
fal U &l tlUiLua. ittui at entail
W; Utiu.a.4. I U.SHS S WiCaJMui. it.
1 1 -uVjl itlL'JC.
Cures Ike Tfibacoo HaVv
i sssiiy without 41k-
TittitE is no resson to wonder that
Mr Cleveland should think President
Dole's letters "most extraordinary."
President Dole, it is increasingly be
lieved, is a most extraordinary man.
We wish there were more like him in
the high places at Washington.
There have been few more salient
caricatures than that one in the
Washington Post which represented
"Business" as a shy and pretty little
maid, attended by tho dangerous and
wolfish companion, "Tariff Uncer
tainty." Bnt in this new application
of the Littla Red Riding Hood fable,
it should not be forgotten which party
makes the tarirf uncertain.
It wn.r. do the Philadelphia Times no
gooii to begin a belated cuckoo scream
of indignation because patriotic and
fair-minded representatives in congress
applauded the reading of Dole's neat
bottling up of Willis. There' is no
more reason to condemn them than
there would have been to condemn
William Pitt, the-elder, for his sympa
thy with the American colonists.
Oi'R Carbon county contemporaries
are Having a ileal or sport at tne ex
pense of District Attorney Fisher and
County Detective Isaacs, in whose
town a big cocking main was recently
held, constituting a bold violation of
the law. Bnt this does not begin to
compare with the experience of Dis
trict Attorney Garinin, of Luzerne,
whoso home town, N'anticoke, has
prize fights at almost regular intervals.
The difficulty in both c ises is presnm -ally
a lack of information.
There is one rule This Tittm E de
sires to make emphatic. It relates to
every correspondent who has a griev
ance to ftir or a friend to praise. The
columns of The TMBTOI are open at
all times to legitimate news of house
hold interest : but it can give uo space
in its news columns to individual opin
ion upon local men or measures unless
auch opinions are accompanied, for
publication, by the writer's name. This
rule is made for the mutual protection
of writer, publisher and reader, and
will be adhered to.
There ir a young club man of Bia
ton, it seems, who has 10 little to do
that he proposes, upon a wagsr. to cir
cle the globe, beginning without a
penny in his possession, and returning
with five thousand dollars saved. This
Democratic era of tho unemployed
does not offer a high inducement to
such bets as this; but the experience
which the clnb man would acijuire is
not without its valus. The five thou
sand dollars is to beeaiuod honestly,
which is some consolation In communi
ties where the burglar aud footpad
role is already overdone.
Another siuniucant unve in the
direction of cheap car fare has bien
made by a traction company whose
lines connect Catasau(ua with South
Bethlehem. This, as the oars go,
is nearly an hour's ride, but the fare
haa been lowered to only fire emits,
Bcrantonlans, enjoying as they do, the
chsapest street car service, quality con
sidered, of American cities of corre
sponding size, congratnlate the good
people of the Lehigh Valley upon their
gradual approximation to the Hcranton
A Russian immigrant, Odsn Sedlie
Bky. who said that four years ago be
had been employed in the coal mines
In Scranton, was arrested at Ellis
Island Sunday, charged with bringing
over twenty compatriots in violation of
the law. These newcomers were de
tained and will b) sent back under the
Statute barring out "assisted" immi
grants. The evidenos does not show
where Ssdliesky got the money with
which to "assist" bis companions; but
in default of a better explanation Dem
ocratic, editors are at liberty to obargs
It all up to the robber ooal barons.
sections aud other industries a protec
tion which he earnestly demands as
indispensable to his own It would be
far nobler, far more linnly, wor he to i jan regret. When
put himself down tlt footed for n and factories wera
ad valorem revenue tariff of a single
fixed per cent, on all gojds whatsoever
imported into this laud, thns discard
ing utterly thewhil idea of protec
tion, than to claim protection for one
industry and profoss a willingness to
let the other industries "root, hog, or
die." The Wilsou bill, with its
splashes and blotches of favoritism and
ultra-prejudice, is not a revenue tariff
bilL It is not even a revenue reform
bill. It is simply a gratuitous con
spiracy of sectional hatred and re
veuge, relieved by reckless experi
ments planned for what they are
In contrast with this indecisive, this
incongruous, chaotic bill, stands tho
present tariff act, representing a fixed
and scientific purpose. While the
McKlnley law, in its various sched
ules, lays no claim to perfection, can
did economists concedo that it repre
sents the nearest approximation y .t
made to systematic, coherent protec
tion. Its sole pnrpoi j and aim was to
benefit industry and labor the Indus
try and labor that have their abode in
this republic, as contrasted with in
dustry and labor whuih covet the
American market without paying the
American wage. And it would have
accomplished this end, if it had been
given a fair chance.
It is the Republican policy, in its
treatment of American interests, to
have neither friends to favor nor ene
mies to punish : but to give to each in
dustry the fullest measure of tariff pro
tection seemingly necessary to Its legi
timate needs without working harm or
havoc to the general weal. As a policy,
this may be wrong, but it is at least con
sistent. Upon the other hand, the
Democratic promise is one having neith
er fixity of purpose nor distinctness of
interpretation, it offers no definite
hope to theAmerican manufacturer nor
yet extends relief to the laborer it has
tilled with discontent. It is neither a
promise of a protection nor an assur
ance of free trade. It pledges no suf
ficient revenue nor gnaranteea one
steady market. It is fish to this man,
flesh to another and to a third is foul
with the certainty of his industrial
It is therefore incumbont upon all
honest and consistent Domocrats to
unite with Republicans in the fight
against Wilson's bill. It is the duty of
all Democrats to gland upon solid
ground ; to be either revenue reformers
or advocates of consistent protection.
The Wilson bill is neither one thing nor
the other, lis protection is incidental
and accidental, while itsattempts at rev
enue reform simply broaden and deepen
the i ..- -hi that divides this government
from solvoncy. Better far, a law which
is honct nnd emphatic, tbonyh it be
thought erroneous in principle, than an
experiment which has no principle, nnd
a threat whose only visible cons'iguence
is immediate and widespread ruin.
NO ROOM FOR REGRET.
We learn from the Troy 'fims, which
pleads ably for prosperity in the mak
ing of cuffs and collars, that it regreta
those conditions which have been the
meant of giving iieceptablo employ
mout to mauy men in Pennsylvania's
anthracite mines. In other words, it
regrets what it calls "the luniiopolistio
nature of the busiusi;" or the nature
which urged anthracite operators to net
in concert aud harmony, rather than
let inentiable competition eventuate iu
It occurs to us, iu view of the com
parative lightness with which the
business depression has tonched this
lection, that the miners aud tradesmen
nf Berauton will uot share in this Tre
ated mills closed
forced to shorten
hours, or suspend altogether, the good
busiuesa forethought which enabled
onr mine owners to keep the mines in
almost steady operation did not bhow
up hereabouts in the light of a local
The collar manufacturers of Troy
wonld do well to imitato the prudence
end the sound commercial caution
which have reoently been brought into
prominence iu the management of the
ihfif will If no leiical until the tariff
gUSSfUM is settled. It will then be a gttet
MOH to vhether th recital iti1 tale
jlace in this count ly or in filtrapfa Mr,
Grow at LoneBsfen
MINOR FACTS AND FANCIES.
It will doubtless surprise ex-Consul John
B. Osborne, of Wilken-Barre. to learn in
yesterday's editorial that heliadexchaneed
shoos with hid uistiuguiseu lather, General
K. S. 0-ibome, and become ei-Congress
man Oaborue. It certuiuly surprised the
writer oi tne ecuiniiai, wno wrote "ex
Consul" as plain as copper plate script
couiu mane u. lint until advancing cm
lizition shall evolve an editor, a proof
reauer anu a compositor capsule ot mutual
agreement, such surprises will occur.
The business depresion which nf
fects well nigh the whole of Christen
dom, has produced in the United States
no more serious economic question
than that of the relief of the involun
tary unemployed The prevalent dis
tress is general, affecting both country
and city. In northern Michigan, for
Instance, ten thonsaml persons must be
provided with food during the winter
by public, charity, und the numbor of
tho unemployed In the city of Phila
delphia is fully fifty thousand.
Throughout the nation, one million
persons, at least, are now unable by
their own efforts to socure "daily
bread," The problem is one not local,
Iu the cities a variety of Inflnencea
have united to produce this alarming
condition of all'airs. The tendency of
population is naturally toward the
large centers. The city, as an integral
element of nineteenth century civiliza
tion, siowly but Biirely gathers to it
self an increasing proportion of the
population. This trend is increased by
the growing efficiency in civio admin
istration, the advance in industriu) pro
ductive capacity, the increase of ma
terial comfort and the steps taken in
economio process. Every new machine,
every new street or street railway,
means a loss in numbers to (be rural
districts nnd a gain to the cities. In
the eighteenth century one-tbirtieth
only of the population abolo in towns;
in the nineteenth, one fourth dwell iu
This natural social trend has been
reinforced for evil during the past fif-
Goldsmith's fi Bazaar
Mammoth Red Letter Clearing Sale
Fleece Lined Hygienic
This is no
(MtQ. Try it ami be
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
Vr YOUWO AVR. 8CUANTO&
K KAN It'll it BACK
HTUJLIZ it ll.VLI.lt
n:c stare stock of first oUi
MLblO, KTU. U'lU
Stock Being Closed Out at a Great Discount Because We In
tend to Give Up This Department for Want of Room.
Boys' Cassimere Suits, worth $2.25; now $1.49.
Boy3' Heavy Cheviot Suits, worth $3.50; now $1.98.
Boys' All-wool Jersey Suits, worth $3.75; now $2.25.
Boys' Fine Cloth and Jersey Suits, worth $5; now $3.49.
Boys' Double-breasted Cloth Suits, worth $7.50; now $4,98.
Boys' Knee Pants, worth 60c; now 35c.
Boys' Knee PantB, best All-wool, worth $1.50; now 98c.
The above stock was all made for the best retail trade and
can now be obtained cheaper than shoddy ready-made clothing.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
Mercereau & Connell
807 LACKAWANNA AVIiXUK.
Several of our religlour contemporaries
are taking up the cudgel against surface
railway oompantn in larue cities wbosa
cars move at great spend throuch crowded
streets aud offer pedestrians little or no
security against accident. Une, the New
York CbrisMen Advocate, priuts an edi
torial branding such companies as morally
guiny oi muruer. "jo iar ai scrnuton 19
concerned, tbore has not yet, under tho
present traction tytteni, been any general
cause for complaint, it la probable, thoiiL'h
that "fendorK," or swayiiig i haiu networks
so adjusted ae to pick a person up aud de
posit him inside the netting uuharmed
win lorui a xeniure ot an ironey cars in
tbo noar future. The ooet is sligbt aud the
The newspapers of Luzerne are. for once
in accord with those in Scranton iu the
mat ter or tne collectorship heailiaarter.
They insist that Bloomsburg la no place
for it. What tbey don't claim, aud what
of,cour60 tbey should claim, is that there is
only one place in the district tor it. Scran
ton is not only the chief business point in
the district, bnt It is, moreover, the only
one offering the free accommodations of a
federal DUIIOIM thst If simnlv sunerb in
nil Its appointments. It is questionable it
L-iuector nernng could gst his headquar
ters moved from Scranton, It hfl were to
try. And when he finds out what a One
plate we're preparing to install him in, it
11 a pretty suro USH inat he will not try
Sunday's New York Recorder indulged
itself iu the following Inrid flight of
fancy: "When farmer William U rShutte,
of Scranton. I'u., started for town with a
lot of tish iu his wagon a black boar
walked along behind, put hU ten paws on
tho tailboard and began to Ml lb flab.
Shutts killed him with a fish sxiar, Sod
then he had a bear to tako to town, too."
For the benefit of New York city news
papermen It Should be Raid that the boar
mentioned above w us of tho same sporiea
as those usually captured In the neighbor,
linod of L'nion Square, New York. While
Scranton is only U6 miles by rail from
Mew York, nnd the species of hhi re
similar, it Is a peculiar fact that wild
usm similar to those found in the jungles
of Printing Hou") npiare and Park Rait,
New York, bavo never been found- iii
Scranton, except is Iruaks in ttu mu
seums. ' 1 1
The Rallronl'j Strooj Polnr.
Congressman ilntcblor ,,, r, fop
engaged iu a war wth the lhi;h V'aliey
railroad to determinawhich shall control
the postothVo patronsgo in the 'Eight h ilii
trict. Ab the counsel f the ruilroad com
pany is now Mr. t leV)nud'a postmaster
general, tho railroad ifcmpiuiy is haviiit:
ratber the best of the controversy Mr
MntObler kss to take Vhat he can out
while tho railroad cuinpa,y takes what ii
Where Ha. AH This Motlfly aon,p
from a teeters b .1. f.Julin,0lu
in 1M0 the ludobtMdness f Ametieen
cities Htnuuuted to liaa.OMJinj ( tie
next twenty wars their debt i..rni..l t,,
M88,0OO,Q00l Hero U u gCTSt MO
per cent., whore.s the I"puhijou 0 ctju)
had uot increased l'JO per cent.
F.L, Crane's New Prices
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables.
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Novelties.
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
Trench Coney Capes, U inches deep....S SOU
Dyed Opossnin Capos
Moukey I ape.,
Nat. Ottor Capos,
Nat. Utter Capo.,
Seal or Persian Capes
Alaku Seal Capes,
Alnsku Seal Capei,
Brown Marten Capes
1 -j in
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capes, S3 inches deep $10 00
tUdtic Sua Capes. " W 00
Rloctriu .-eat Capes. " 15 Ul
Finn. -h Coney ratios, ' S 00
lilnk Capos, " 80 (0
Hrowu Marten Capos, " folOC
Monkey Capos, " '-'.'1 00
st Cash Prices Paid for Raw Furs,
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
Parsing Up the Wront Y
If the Democrats as part of th
nt .l..,.t.,r till .. I i.ti, uViiui'I 1,1 I rr. r,
! ""--.7-"r- T rr "Nnir an
incotn-" tux to uHouruge tne Practice
UTlinniC niui'iirnm hi . ' i : ; nig Hj-utmu
they are bat king up ton wroiij; tree,
Had Month for Such Roadt,
It Is safe to say that any mlhUUro rnil
road, locomotive aud train of cars giver, H
small Imy on Christians day has by (Jiis
time puattwu oibu (uu miiuu oi u lucutV'r
The Motion Is Carried.
Cleveland to p en Ltjj ''Let ua ail-
Love's Xitntrt rlnir Flirn.
8be laid against hit manly chest
Her rosy cheek 10 fair,
And when be reachod his home that night
Ita itnprsfi still was there.
Mite Supplies ot all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Aponts for Cravrfiml's Pons ami
Buck'! Flexible RubtMT Slumps.
Stationers and Engravers.
17 LACKAWANNA AVE.
NEVERSLIP HORSE SH
Removable and Self-sharpening Calks.
IS THE BEST.
We are sole agents for Bradford, Columbia, Lacka
wanna, Luzerne, Montour, Tike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming; counties, State of Pennsylvania.
Catalogue on application.
THE WESTON Ml LI CO,.
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' and blacksmiths'
Supplies, Iron and Steel.
Ice . . Skcitcs,
All Prices and all Sizes.
Foote & Sliear
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
William : Sissenberger
Opposite Baptist Church,
Is replete with fine ana
1 medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
; Rockers, Couches and
Lounges lor the Holiday
Trade. Prices to Suit all.
Also Bed Room Sets.Din
ing Room and Kitchen Fur
niture. Parlor Suits and
I Odd Pieces Re-upholstered
in a Substantial manner.
Will be as good as new.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, bl3 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CQ
IOBAMTOM AND W1I.KES BARRC. PA MANUFACTURERS OP
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY,
General Office. SCRANTON. PA.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DELICIOUS, MILD SUGAR
EVERY HAM AND
fLE TRADE SUPPLIED
THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARK YOU
MAKING PRESENTS ?
of tftarad C;iiuly, clear Toys
or any style of Candy or Nuts
Express Wagons, Yeloeipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Druim
or Toys of every kind.
China Dolls, W Dolls,
Patent Dolls, Jointed Dolls,
any kind of doll from '.'50 to 15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
Tor Boys, Cirls or Dolls, it
Maple, Oak or lion, from '2m
We have the poods and onr
pr)oes are right. Wholesale
314 Lacka Ave.
We mko a SPECIALTY of supplying com
tnlttw fui Suudity BebMMh l airs, FefttTM
t he mil f nee.