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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE THl' IIS DA V MORNING. JANUARY 20, 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
rrilLIPDtll DAILY ASP V ILUT JJi SCOAS-
to.v. Pa., lt Ttu Ukibum Pcuusai.c
New Yobk Oftioe: Tninc-v'S Brurisa.
Frank 8. Ghay. Maxaocb.
Ottend at the Fottofflee at Scrnnlon, Pa., at
Secund-Claa Mai' Hatter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, JANUARY 25, ISM.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
f UR CO.NOKESSJ! AN-AT LABOK,
OALV8HA A. GROW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY 20.
Try it and see.
Aditrtisinij poys because if reach
the people. This is nhou ii in oil' uil'll
toot ajTsr. Such ii dMiand would
never aaw dm ovate d by aafA 'nit
re;! methods. The ruth und the truth
to sec those literary baiyaius it
an inttruetit ipictac.li, what pays
K.i must pay ioi(. The proof of the
claim is in the trial thereof.
TUR REFUSAL of tUO Ohio miners to
accept the wiigo reduction proposition,
it is said, will probably closo all tli
Obio mines. The passage of tbe tree
coal clause will k-eji tbrm closed.
KkpkesfnTativk HtNKSis dserrlng
of credit for at least on net, Ho votod
Bgaiait frae cjsI Now let him go the
whole length of this patriotic revolt
nnd smash every free trade he:id that
sticks up in the Wilson bill. It will
strengthen bim with his constituents.
And it also will easi his conscience;
thlit is -
Secretary Stewart denies that he
lias withdrawn from the lieutenant
goverotrabip tiub t. It would please
luauy friends wero he to stay in it and
Win. The secretary is tfenial, witty and
wise. The Republican party could put
many a worse man on its next state
Ueslxtury oossih still fixss uDon ex
Judge Harding as a caudidate for Con
gress, to oppose Billy Utiles; but tbe
judge's own declination is too fresh in
mind to (jive this pleasant personal
mention political weight. The battle
royal in convention will in all proba
bility be fouaht between Hon. (.'. A
Jliner aud ex-Senator Morgan ii. Will
lntuj. And that would be a case where
either wool 1 till the bill
EDITOB SlHQERLY has hurried to
"Washington to notify the leaders there
that the Democratic party is fast go
ing to pieces. It ou;bt soon to dawn
on tbe mind of so philosophic a gen
tleman as Editor Siugerly that the
only bond of union in its ranks is the
oheiive power of expected public
plunder Given control of the spoils,
it rushes to its ruin as unerringly as a
duck makes for water.
lr is a vlr trite and indent saving
that we never appreciate daily bles
sings until deprived of them. This is
newly illustrated at Steelton, wbcro
there was great rejoicing among two
thousand men who were set to work at
the teel works, although there Is no
surety that they will bo kept busy be
yond a month, at the furthest, idle
i and starvation had made them ap
preciate the luxuries of work and
Senator tin i will not back down.
He is not of tbe magnanimous sort. He
invariably hits back when attacked
He will aim to defeat the confirmation
of feckham more earnestly than he
did that of Horublower. The object
of his dislike does not sem to be Peck
ham so much as it is.Cievelaud, audit
is only fair to say that it will not be
jrVckham unconfirmed who will be
knocked out, but the president whom
Hill and his adherents graciously help
ad to elect.
The nrttkttD News-Dealer ascer
taius, by what means we know not,
that Brother Herring will ply his
snickersnee on every solitary Uepubli -can
just as soon as he can adjust the
preliminaries The wish U doubt
less father to the thought. Herring
liimself says be is not in any haste to
soil his office with .Republican blood.
And the other Harrity Hppointees hero
ubouls do uot afford ground for the as
sertion that summary slashing is to tue
dominant boss' taste.
The usual record of fall disasters on
the sea is not wanting. The steamer
Xormaunia having been swept by tre
mendous waves ami buffeted to her
1mm was forced to return to New
York for repairs. Rsports from other
quarters alio indicate unusually heavy
yales and high - is This is to be ex
pected however, at this season, but it
is only of a piece with a similar state
of Skin which has existed during the
past spring, summer and autumn. m tk
it a round year of maritime disaster.
Representative BbXTSBOOVSB, a
thorough type of the oi l school D.m
ocracy, members of which were not
afraid to take a position and then stick
everlastingly to it, wasted a fine argu
ment the other day in pleading for out;
right revenue reform. The Democratic
party of today hasn't the courage to be
consistent on any question, much less a
question bo coinplicsted as that of tariff
revision, it will do Mr. Reltzhoover
no good to try to sIisiih his 'alf-and-'alf
colleagues into professing boldly
their secret convictions. Such elo
quence is love's labor but
affords, however, considerable amuse
ment to them and brightens up what
would be otherwise an uncommonly
It was kotjceable that during the
discussion in the houss of the free coal
clause of the "Wilson bill all the amend
ments which proposed a tar on coil of
any smonnt whatever were voted
down, although discussion revealed
that there were several DatBOCftttl who
were in favor of a dnty of some sort.
The final decision, However, iudicated
that they vrera, not of ittfflolant num
bers to prevent th pattaga of tli
mensnre which shall remove all duty
on coal Thus, the D.-mocrats am hast
ening the day of reckoning which will
come to them,
The first sentimunt which prevailed
regarding the disappearance of Wil
liam Z-ll, late treasurer of the Lhigh
and Wilkeslisne Coal c itnpany when
it was reported he hid disapp larjd.has
Changed very materially now that it is
discovered ho is u defaulter. From
sorrow and sympathy, which existed
when he appeared in the character of an
honest man as he hud always Wen re
garded, to indignation andaintzsunnt,
which now existut his fall from virtue,
was a short transition. It is so in every
case; a single act may plunga a mau
from the highest pinnacle of esteem
into the lowest depths of execration.
The schism among the Pennsylvania
1 1 Miiocrats is widening continually.
The friends of Senator Markley, the
caudidate of the Democratic secession
ists for congressman-it large, will teat
tbe legality of the recent Democrat io
State convention and make a fight for
their own regularity. I'eunsylyania is
not favorable territory for Diiuo
cratic dlvisioni, especially just now,
)ut the Republicans have no fault
whatever to find with tbe tactics of
the opposition nor any disposition
plutertr to interfere with them It
RUSH FOR BOOKS.
The careful student of literalure is
compelled to admit that thoro is a
dearth of groat now literary work. In
referring to this subject tbe other day
we spoke of the inferences of Mr. Spof
ford, the librarian of congress, con
cerning the glut of literary trash and
the absence of really meritorious work,
Hindi as that furnished by the galaxy of
famous EngllM aud American authors,
to which wo referred. In Mr. Spif
ford's report to congress he says: "It
is gratifying to find amid the great aud
hitherto unexampled fertility of the pro
ductions In the publishing world that
liooks which may properly bs termed
classics are atill demanded and are still
read." The day is far distant when
auch poets as Homer, Dante, and
Shakespeare, such historians as (jib
bon, Hume, Micauluy, Prescott, and
l'ai kman, and such novelists as Scott,
Cooper, Bulwer, Dicksns, Thackaray
and Hawthorne, will case to be rnd.
The constaut consumption by the
reading world of new editions of stand
ard works in our mors attractive styles
of printing, binding an I illustrations
is proof of the ultimate soun luesj of
the public taste. In order to gratify
that public taste, therefore, TBI Trib
Vim has embarked into the book siitsr
prise on a scale of magnitude which
will enable all its readers to possess
themselves of stand ird works at an un
paralleled small oit. Tii9 reading of
such works, the cultivation of tbe
styles of tbe great novelists and the
study of their ornate sentences and ab
sorbing methods will perform au -In
cational part, sometimes unconsciously,
upon the minds of readers and thus
produce a beneficial sffect upon the
community at largo, This le.its to the
hope that there may be a return to the
production of work which shall b9
permanent because it is well consid
ered, thorough aud sc'iolarly, as well
as merely "taking," popular and imme
There is no guarantee that su m an
opportunity, of which wj Inva besn
able to avail oursalves, will again pre
sent itself, and therefore thoss who
desire works in any of the thrte siries,
the Rngby, the Oxford or the Colum
bus, will do well to securo thorn with
out delay, as the demand manifested
yesterday by inquiries for books in all
three series indicates a very rapid sale.
Cutout your coupons Bnd bring or
send the suinll clianse demanded with
them for books of your choice, without
THE REAL DEFECT.
The attorney general of Massachu
setts has been pleased to dsclare that
the Borden murdur trial was a journal
istic disgrace. He regards the "hound
ing" of the innocent defendant in that
memorable trial by the newspipor re
norteis as affording one strong argu
ment why there should bj in ire drastic
judicial interposition to preserve tbe
court room from the taint of ill in
formed sentiment. We are endeavor
ing to give his idea rather than his Ian
iuage. The latter, not unnaturally, is
circumlocutory and prolix.
Now, If we admit that sensational,
ism is pernicious in the nowepaper
press, that too much is assumed, pre
sumed and manufactured by the
not always infallible yonng men who
"do" the police courts and the crimi
nal tribunal; and that, in ull its treat
ment of quesiioas aff ictlng pnblic mor
als, American journalism borders
rather too cleverly upon the domain of
flippancy, frippery orflisutnau, what
then? Do prosecutors never vilify
Do cros examiners never deviate from
the chalk line of impeccable rectitude0
Is legal "eloquence" never related to
legal bulldozing, and are court room
forenslcs always characterized by dis
pussion and analytical Oolnl
The defect which our Massachusetts
critic singles out for Itbarod arraign
ment is rather remote and inconsmtian
tisl while numb-skull juries and brow
beating barristers are retained in our
courts us sacred symbols of unerring
justice. If it were really dosired to
make a decided step in way of judicial
reform, why uot begin at the fountain
source of legal ineffectiveness and ju
dicial error'.' Why not, in chooilng the
real judges of our courts, those to
whom it is given to sift evidenoe and
collate facts, put a premium on intelli
gence instead of one on iguoranojV
The large number of railroad disss
ters in the year whic'.i has just closed
and the circumstances attending their
ocenrrenco have. as might have been ex
psctel, called forth widespread com
mnt, and led to unsparing criticism of
a system of manageunnt Udder which
snch disasters were possible. Especially
discreditable were the numerous colli
sions of the World's fair excursion
trains occurring at a time and to a class
of traffic when it might be considered
that the American railway system was
on exhibiliou before all the world. In
the current numbers of the Popular
Science Monthly, Lafayette C. lootnis
considers resent railroad accidents and
seeks to find the reason for them by a
study into the development of the rail
way service of this country. Going
back to the early days when the rail
way was evolved from the stage-coach
line, lie finds that the alvauoo of the
science has been almost wholly ths re
sult of exptrttutnt rather than theory
An improvement in one dir 'ction,
such ai thB lucre. is3 of posr-er lu the
locomotive, threw the rndb-1 ties,
rails and wheels into disproportion and
soon provnd them inadequate. For
Hourly two generations Ike en leavor to
meet each weakness as it becamj ap
parent progressed, always in the do
main of experiment and tho evolutioa
was marked by disaster) directly
chargeable to imperfections In tbe phy
sic il equipment of tho roads. Thess
features are now considered to hive
come into well-b.ilance.l relations, one
lo another, so that it is J ait possible
on a first class road to run thrioi the
weight at thrice the speed of earlier
days with an almost entire immunity
from casualty from the physical cansss.
But accidents still occur, with the
difference, as Mr. Looinis points out,
that whereas in the earlier mishaps
tho fault was fonn 1 to oxisc m liuly in
our want of knowledge of ths innate
strength of the materials used, it is
now In the man and not in the struc
ture. He thinks that in the develop
ment of those immense forces ap
pear to have reached a point where
the brain force undertaking the guid
ance and control, has b.'com the fault
bearing element aad the more fruitful
cause of calamity. A close investiga
tion into the circumstances attend
ing some of the railway accidents of
thepastfivi months, certainly affords
much evidence in support of the yiew
Mr. 1, Tunis has taken, ulthoiigh it
hardly justifies ull that he proposes by
way of remedy. An interesting psy
chological study could .be made of
actions which have precipitated touii
of tho reoeut wrecks, with but little
nrospect, however, of arriving at a
CHATS ON ADVERTISING.
it is tbe clever advertiser nowadays
who Kiiccedj .Mere space won t do. H
is us ineffective in traiued communities as
is the barbaric splendor of some suddenly
enriched bonan.a king. The blare unit
glare of tbe brass band method of adver
tising palls on a civlhzutlou restless for
novelty aud spice. Pleasaut as it would
be, to the uowspaper, to recommend that
the best inducement to trade is tho big
gest and noisiest display, no far-seeing ad
vertising manager would do it. lie would
sue at a glance that its failure to meet ex
pectations would breed dissatisfaction aud
distrust, la the ond he would lose tbe ad
With conditions and purchasers chang
ing each day, rules cannot be inflexible.
But here is one rule which every Scrantoa
merchant can baul; on. Its clevorness
that counts. The buyer must bo coaxed,
not browbeaten into buying. Remember
the infinite dextority or the man who
augles tor trout. Recall how he gets his
books nud line and reel iuto perfect order
before be hazards a cast. Recollect tbe
polos with Wbicb be adjusts his loader.
Every merchant, by the way. 9hould once
in a is bite try a leader, eomethiu special,
i-umethiag catchy, something that'll laud
yim offish trout.. The cotton-twine, bent
pin ulna of nulling i all right, wbou you're
out lor muj sills or suckers. Uut it won t
do when you angle for black bass or trout.
i leveruess means many things. It
means, ia tbe first place, nu advertisement
thrft is up to date, oue that shows to the
most casual glance n new feature of real
interest. Newspaper readers more nud
more hasten through their paper, passing
over the bum-drum matter ana browsing
about for novelty. Tile beet novelty, in
many cases, is something that excites a
laugh. Tickle a man's fancy and you ini
mediately have a first mortgage on his nt
tontkm. Life is serious euougb wheu
you're not readiug your paper when
you're digging for dimes and distinction
there is a surfeit of seriousness when tbe
whole paper is serious.
A comic cut, with a good diplay line
loading up to it, is often effective. Bui
don't work it to death. No novelty ;an
stand repetition. A catchy verse, putting
some quaint thought in unique dressing,
is helpful. The style of typography should,
when practicabie.be made a special study.
It is worth n merchant's tune, if be bavo
no skilled assistant, lost to sit down and
study out forms aud fashions In type set
ting calculated to excite curiosity. Let
the cash boys work on this. You'd be
surprised what money making diamonds
in -the rough lurk iu the active think
mills of those never to-be-found-wben-wonted
urchins who carry change.
Rut we io getting off the main trsck.
We, wore talking of clevorueis. V'll have
morn to say on that, anon. Just now, to
show what cleverness will do, let me bring
to your notice the little "poom'1 that crept
into a lending magazine an I was paid for
with afoclieck, which is really nu "ad" of
tbe first WHter. Rut it was clover, witty,
unique. The fellow who blue penciled tho
poem manuscripts was fooled In spite ol
bis ustutonoss. And the "ad1 caught on.
We're willing to give the beneficiary of it
the, benefit of another free iimertlou, out
f homage to his cleverness. Here it is:
1 shrank to nott a in ml encrust sd swine.
And then ho nceiuod to grunt, In le-.-uuts
"Hah! Be not proud, for in this fat of mine
Heboid the s urcu ot richness for your fuod ' "
I fled, i nd saw a Held fliat seemed, at Hist,
One giant iiims ot roses pure uud white.
Willi dewy buds mid dark grew foliaire
And. as 1 limrered o'er this inrutv alulo
The Maimer breeze, that cooled Hint South
Whispered, "Behold tho source of Cottolene'"
Be clever. Be live. . ila "up to date.
Advertising will nv run If vim iln. ,., ,i
unless you are nn especially well known
man, n won i pay you ir you dou t.
Tbe Kxtrema Opinion.
Rockafellow, the Wilkes-Barre banker,
will pay about t cents on a dollar to bis
creditors, and the ostato of Banker Jami
son will yield 10 cents. Chsatlug poople
so outrageously ns this is a serious rriiusi.
The punishment should be made to lit.
Nobody Want I , Sir, 8hs Bsld,
II ilket liarre liei rd
Tbe Bcrantou papers are growling about
tho odorous wooden pave. We have somo
of the same kind down here and we'll sell
it at a buigaiu.
Or In Front of the Bald Head
J ho much talked of theatrical tOT ft 150
tor a drama and si lot u mouagerio. The
"Black Crook" will, of course, bj taxed
under this latter head.
Mr. Grow and the Populist.
Mtadilfhia Ateers i Aim, i.
The attempt to associate 10 level-headed
a man as (Jnliishu A. (Irow with the Popu
lists is a piece of psrtinn absurdity.
That Theatrlcel Strlng-ency.
Often as tho Pennsylvania legielntnre
has been criticised, it looks ns though the
state could uot get any show without It.
You Have Our Earnest Constat.
Arthur Ptie t.lui man.
drover Cleveland must b.i destroyod be
fore he is peimltted to destroy tbe Demo
ttiil It UvttliUA CamJ a! smaU to
fares the Tobseco Ha'iit eaaily without, die-
corn f orr
Fleece Lined Hygienic
This is DO lake. Try it and be
Goldsmith's g Bazaar
Moire, Miroire and French Antique.
-The Latest and Richest Novelties for street, evening ana
house wear. Such is the decree of Dame Fashion, and we can
now show the various designs and qualities of the same, rang
ing from $1 to $2. J 5 per yard.
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
1'1'OUmu A. SCRANTO
Dl'X'KKIt BROTHERS ajtb
lilt AMI 'II & HACk
hi 1.1,1 & ISAUUIt
A in large ttock of Orst elsn
MLblC, WW., l.TC.
New French Ginghams of our own importation, in Knotty,
Swivel and Crinkle effects, gotten up by us in one and two
dress lengths and positively no duplicates. Early buyers we
think will be greatly pleased with their new beauty and orig
inality. Laces and Embroideries
For Spring, 1S94, now ready foi inspection. The line is larger
and prices lower than ever before.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
F.L, Crane's New Prices
Mercereau & Connell
807 LACKAWANNA AVIiXUU
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Brie-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Novelties.
IS THE BEST.
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Coney Capes, 18 incbi'e
Astrakhan i.'apfs, "
Atsraahaa ffspss. "
Uyi-d uijussuiu Capes "
Moll iey t'upetl.
Mi 'iikey Capes, "
Nat Otter Capes, "
Nat. Utter 'a.H, "
grimmer Capos, "
Nutria Capus, "
Seal or Persian Capes "
Alaska Seal Capse, "
Alaska Seal Cape, ''
Irak Capse. "
Brown Mat tea Capos "
I if j IS j
Removable and Self-sharpening Calks.
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Cspss, inches deep $10 M
Baltic Sea Capes, W 1)0
Kkwtlio .--eal Capes, " ifi Oil
French Conev Copse, " 0 110
Mink Capes. " lo uo
Brawn Marten Capes, " mi nu
Moukey Capes, " 5 00
Highest Cash Prices Paid (or Raw Furs.
Repilring Furs a Specialty.
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 MIL' CO..
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WI RT,W ATF.ltM A N aud FKAVK
I, IN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents for Crawford'! Pens and
litick's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakera' aud Blacksmiths'
Supplies, iron and Steel
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
Foote & Sliear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
Stationers and Engravers.
817 LACKAWANNA AVE.
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO.
KCRANTON AND W1I.KK3 BARRE, TA.. MANUFACTURERS 0?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Oflice. SCKANTON. PA
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
William : Sissenberger
Opposite Uoptiat Cunrch,
i Penn Avenue
lis replete with fine and
! medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
1 Rockers, Couches and
Lounges for the Holiday
i 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
l Mited Candy, Clear Toys,
or any style of Caiuly or Nuts,
Express 7&gona, Veloeiwede,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Dmtai
cir Toys of every kind.
Chiua Polls, Wax Polls,
Patent Polls, Jointed Polls,
any kiud of doll from 25eto-15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or Polls, iu
Maple, Oak Ot Iron, from 25c.
We Lave tbe poods nud our
prices are ri,rht Wliolosalu
J. D. WILLIAMS BRO,
314 Lacka. Ave,
We nmkp it SPECIALTY uf Bupplvlng com
mltteee lor B 00007 OCBOotSi FeTr, Veetlvule.
DELICIOUS, MILD SUOAB. Otjn.3E3X ABSOLUTELY PURH
, HAMS. LARD.
EVERY HAM ANp RAIL OF LARD BRANDED.
k THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
way it eurm
Duso. I SOtO
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