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THE SCTi ANTON TRIHUNE-FR DA Y MORNING. FEBRUARY 2, 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
Ptrlll.lVBKIl DAILY AMI WKfcJll.V IN Sl'BAN
M.S. Pi., UY Hit llulil.M: l'UUl.lltlil.XU
Ntw Voir orrioc. Tihboni BoitDinh
Khaki B. Urav. Uanaoiii.
lateral at the PvttoflUe nt SirnnUm. Pa., as
Second Clati Mai! Hatter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, FEBRUARY 8, 18W.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
OALUSHA A. GROW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY 20.
Halt the rush to ruin
"The Democratic party received the
gloriout trust of a nation' safe keep-
ing and guidance from the American
people, vigorous, progrt$$ivt, prosper
ous, contented, hoptful, In ItU than
tu-elre months those who "ere misled by
the faleehoode, deluded by maaimi and
theories. and xHmidated l"j glowing
promises, jinti the country weaktned
anditagnant, the people suffering and
discontented, and onhj hopeful for a
speedy end of llieir sorrows by the de
feat of the Wilson loll and the disinte
gration of the parly that has betrayed
them." Iddress of the New York lie-
Tub Democratic income tax will re
ceive tbo enthubiasiic support of every
pickpocket in the land.
UNDER TBI terms of the income tax
we expect to see the Democracy noliJify
the eutire bighfraymtn vote.
UPON REFLECTION, it occur to us
that the Democratic party is like the
poor Indian; best tvlieu it it doaJ.
When Secretary Hokk smith could
pleuse a whole nation by stepping out,
aud yet iloenu't please it, we are forced
to lOipeet that lie la unpatriotic
Is Tills interval between national
campaigus, .Secretary Ctrlisle seems
to think that Wall street's soulless
sharks are really gentlemen and scholars.
Mk Cleveland recently worritd be
cause he had congress on his haudi.
Turn about is fair play Congress now
seems to be worrying because it has
Mr Cleveland on its bands,
Hl'.nukk and cold do riot stop to
Wttigii the line 'points in deciding what
hit them. They know that they exist,
mid that misery like their s calls for
prompt aud generous action.
' s --
By IHl depreciation iu value which
lias come from the Democratic effort to
inaugurate un-American policies, the
country has already lost nearly four
billion dollars Is the experiment
Worth the price .'
Jlst WATCH Secretary Carlisle for a
few dayi and you will see a realistic
illustration of robbing i'eter to pay
Paul. For such, however you analyze
It, is toe cancsllation of one debt by
the creation of another.
Pu r Mk. Hk&d s speech alongside the
iSew York Republican club address, a
portion of which is reprinted else
where, and you have a combination of
lomc, fact and arraignment seldom
equalled iu economic debate.
Considering the insults heaped on
the memory of Commander Willits, it
is a wonder that this administration
can "approve Admiral Djnhani's
course." But, then, spite plays no part
In Mr Cleveland's brnzluu policy,
Senator Sherman thinks that Mr.
Carlisle's 5 per cent, bund scheme is
legal and Senator Hour thinks that it
is not. The point, in any event, is imma
terial whn contrasted with the auda
city of the policy that mattes it neeas
ary. The Democratic Wilkes-Uarre
News-Dealer reluctantly admits that
"as a minority party Democracy is the
best in the world," Just as soon as it
can, the country will cordially vote to
restore that party to its becoming de
gree of goodness.
The INDISPENSABLE man ia not nu
merous in any country. America re
veres Mr. Gladstone, and delights to
honor his uame. But the cause of jus
tice to Ireland will not die with his re
tirement; nor the progress of British
electoral reform long halt because of
The 1'rke silver organs of the far
west profess great fellow feeling for
the "squirming iron barons." But mi
til the "iron barons" seriously ask the
government to buy their products at
the rate of one dollar in irold for sixty
eents' worth of iron, there will never
be any fair basis of comparison.
The Wilres-Barre News-Dealer
thinks that Lackawanna and Luzerne
counties ought to do something hand
tome for James Denton Hancock at the
coining election. This spirit is cer
tainly commendable. We would re
apectfnlly suggest that Mr. Hancock
be presented with a souvenir spoon.
Sesator Platt, of Connecticut, cor
rectly views the duty of Republicans
toward the Peckham nomination when
be says the senatorial minority cannot
afford to mix up iu a Democratic family
quarrel. The nominations of Mr.
Cleveland ought to ba considered
itriotly on their intrinsic merits, let
the chips fall where they may.
A Wilkes Bahke letter in the Phila
delphia Press holds out the idea that
Representative Hinea will be the easi
est man to whip next November that
the Democrats could nam . This idea
wonld be pleasant if it were only accu
rate; but the trouble is that it ia alto
gether erroneous. The Republicans of
Loztnie should not be misled by such
theoriaing. That intn Hinea is a po
litical buatler from the vary crown of
bis head to the soles of bit feet. He
can be beaten and he must bo beaten;
bnt to do it will require the very best
effort! that the Republican party, re
inforced by all frieuds of protection
and prosperity, irreipective ofpartis.in
ties, can put forth. The issues at stake
ue,t fail are too grave to justify the
remotest possibility o( lotiug a single
congressional district through over
confidence which oonld bo rideemsd
through an earnest mid itnsperate tight
Uveland's second Item has already cost
the country more than the entire cost of the
n ar for the suppression of slmery. Is it
north the price:'
THE ESTEEMED bnt unacountably seri
ous Williumsport Times has taken of
fense at u little paragraph in which
The TbIBUNB sportively suggested that
no such ai'commodntions were accessi
bio to Collector Herring at the Lycom
ing county seat as are accessible to him
in the magnificent new federal build
ing in this city Not wishing to keep
tin- pretty feathers of the Timis longer
refold, THE TRIBUNE cheerfully prof
fers its apology, But it cannot accept
the Times' invitation to inspect the
Willtanisport structure, for the reason
that it has already thoroughly exam
ined it, aud knows whereof it speaks
when it says that that building isn't a
marker to the new one at Washington
and Linden. By fie way, has the
irascible Times editor seen the Scran
ton federal building? Turn about is
fair play. We hereby invite liiui to
THE CALL. OF CHARITY.
It is altogether possible that the at
tention of our citizens has not jot been
sufficiently called to the great good
which they can do by contributing
clotb'.s to the agencies of public relief.
This sharp touch of winter that makes
the sleigh bells of the well-to-do jin
gle so merrily in the bracing atmos
phere eats with vitriolic force into the
poorly clad persons of our numerous
The slightly toiled garment that mi
lady tosses carelessly into a closet or
puts away, expecting but not needing
to wear it again, will be a literal god
send to the shivering mother whose
scanty shawl or patched gown of calico
affords sorry bariicade against the
frost -king's I reath. The gift of this
garmeut in charity means little or,
nothiug to the donor; but to the recipi
ent it means everything, heat, comfort
aud bodily warmth ; thosa things that
alone distinguish the civilized human
from the sav age beart Cau generous
Scranton not make a larger effort than
it has yet made to relieva the suffer ings
of these, our poor
Let us view iu this welcome fri
gidity not simply an invitation to
personal enjoyment but rattier an es
pedal call npon tlis sympathies that, if
properly obeyed, will make our merry
making all the heartier, jollier and
HALT THE HAVOC.
l ine of the tnoit forcible aud timely
arraignments yet made of this blun
dering administration's deliberate
policy of industrial ruin is that con
tained iu an address by the committee
on national affairs of the Nsw York
City Republican club, L Iward B Har
per, chairman. Some of its statistical
estimates are simply appalling iu their
vivid exposition of the industrial havoc
wrought aud threatened by the U-u.
cratic party. Estimating, upon the
basis of Eleventh centm returns, that
9.000,000 of the 24.0UU,OUO of American
bread winners are engaged iu manu
facturing, miulna and mechanical pur
suits and in transportation and trade;
and that these 0,000,000 artisans earn
18,000,000,000 of the $10,0011,000,090 an
nually earned by the American people,
t tie address truly continues:
Not merely the wages of those engaged
in manufacturing have l u seriously re
duced by this panic of labor, bat in one
form and another the injury resulting
from the effort of the Deinocratiu party
to fasten foreign or liritish free trade
upon this once prosperous people, lias
or will ultimately extend to all who live
by daily work. The actual loss to the
people up to date lias simply been apal
liiig, anil unless soon checked will bring
Still further loss aud desolation to ovurv
one of the 19,000,000 homes of tho Repub
lic, a in pet cent, reduction or unseam
ing power means an nuuual loss to the
nation of ILO0XL000,00u; a 90 per cent, re
dnotioa of fi.O'jO, 000,000. Here we make
no nllowanco for lca result iug from
shrinkage of values. The nulls, the fac
tories, the workshops, tho machin
ery will he here, to be sure, but
half of their value will, with half
the wages of those employed, be
gone if the Wilson bill shall become a law.
Astounding as it may appear, the sum to
tal of the nation's loss, in shrinkage of
value, reduction of wages. Iota of employ
meat and In a fourfold increase of liabili
ties in bankruptcy, has nlresdy exceeded
the assessed valuation of all the property
of the thirteen southern states, as shown
by the census of 1S!W it9,800.oOO,OO0). The
loss in earnings aluim is already equal to
the wiping out of every dollar on deposit
iu the savings bauks of the country at the
close of the last, Republican administra
tion, when the nation had reached the
noon-day sun of its prosperity. The im
pending ruin which the people of the Uni
ted States are facing at this uiomont is not
a bankers' panic, it is not a manufacturers'
panic, it is not a railroad panic, it is cot a
farmers' panic, but a labor panic which
ruus through every vein and every artery
of our body politic, vitiating and paralyz
ing tho life currents of a prosperous nation
and sappii.g the stamina of the people.
In the further language of this ad
dress, "whatever doubt may have been
entertained six mouths ago as to the
cause of the torriblu depnssioa in
every branch of business, aud universal
suffering in consequence of lack of em
ployment and reduced wages in every
gainfnl occupation, there can be but
one cause now. For a generation tho
nation has eujoyed the fruits of a pro
tective policy, which has encouraged
industry, stimulated the development
of our resources, expanded internal
commerce, built vatt systems of trans
portation, foiterel valuable home mar
kets and placed Amerieau labor in all
its brunches on a higher plane than the
labor of any other nation in the world.
Under the protectivo system the earn
ings of those engage 1 in gainful
occupations of all kinds have been
fully double the amount of the earnings
In similar occupations by the most fa
vored European countries, while the
cost of living on the aarus plane has
been no more. The recordt of three
decades prove that agriculture, manu
facturing, ruining, commerce, both in
ternal and foreign, und trade, have all
kept stop in the grand march of na
tional progress. Having; enjoyed this
prosperity; having been afforded theae
opportunities to earn more, to spend
more aud to save more, than tbeir for
eign rivals; a free trade policy is now
proposed by the Democratic party
which will bring the ptople engaged in
all classes of occupation iu tha Uuitad
States, into cloier competition with
thote engaged iu similar occupations
in Europe; which will reduce AlUr
icnu wngta and the American stand
nrd of living to the standard of
European countries; which will, even
if we should be able under tho new or
dorof things to retaiu our houniuir
kets, by cutting down wages, reduce
the value of those markets, as already
shown, by curtailing the purchasing
power. Look at it from any point pos
sible, and the one plain, undeniable
fact presents itself, that the proposi
tion to revolutionize our tariff system,
to overturn principles as deeply im
bedded iu onr form of government as
the constitution itself, is the underly
Inn fundamental causs of the deep
shadow of depression which casts its
gloom over our land today.''
It is time to halt this havoc. It is
time to stop tho furious onrush of tho
Democratic chevaliers to the brink of
national panic. It is time to releirate the
theorists and the dostructionists to their
nrooer and deserved obscurity. It is
lime to ind the carnival which fiddles
and dances while the hope of the na
tion burns low.
At the RECENT Harrisbitrg meeting
of the Pennsylvania State Elitorial us
lOOlation it was decided to amend the
constitution so ns to xclude ''mere re
porters." It would be interesting to
know how many so-called editors be
longing to this organisation would,
under n strict enforcement of this pro
vision, be bowled out into tho outer
gloom. Wo cannot believe that the
rank and file of Pennsylvania editors
assent to this inexplicable discrimina
tion, It will certainly be a sorry day
in journalism when the hard, patient
and brainy labor rxpended by the men
who gather news shall be regarded as
deserving only of contempt.
t 'Ic eland's second term has already Wlf
the country more than the entire cost of the
war for the suppression ofslacery. Is it
worth the price?
in the Throng.
Chief Clerk Peter N. tlinter, of the
internal revenue office iu this city, is
probably tho least disturbed of nny of
ficial about the establishment over the
contemplated changei iu the clerical
force Mr. tiuter has been in tiie office
seventeen years. Ho was appointed
doring the Grant administration and
lir.ii sei .ed under Collector C. E Brun
ner. He has been continuously in the
service during the changes that have
followed, anil has assisted In transfer
ring the office) upon seven different col
lectors. Mr. Ginter is probably tho
best informod official upon matters
pertaining to the internal revenue de
partment in the state, and no new col
lector can afford to dispense with his
John Willard Raught, the well
known artist, whoje collection of paint
ings attracted so much attention at
Stewart's art gallery during the holi
days, will rett'rn to New Y'ork city In
afewdsys. Mr. RiUghtM effarts ran k
nigh in Gotham art circles, and his
work is rapidly gaining distinction.
Many of his most charming landscapes
are from studies madein tho vicinity
of Fieotvillo, this county, whero Mr.
Raught spent the last auminr. The
artist exp'cts to return to Fleetville
next Beuson and make other studies of
the delightful subjects that are to bo
found at every hand in that locality.
Collector Penman will seek rest and
recreation iu sunny Florida for a sea
sou upon his retirement from the reve
nue office, Mr. Penman Is of the opin
ion that it will ba cooler in tho land of
the tropic3 than about the revenue of
fice when business operations between
Collector Herring and the local Demo
cratic leaders are well under way.
This paragraph of personal mention
is taken from yesterday's Philadelphia
Times; Dr. Allen Norton Lsete. just
resigned from the editorial manage
ment of the ScraNTON Tribune, is a
city visitor previous to taking up a
new labor for a New York firm, by
w'lich helms engaged to prepare a
series or papers descriptive of the dis
tinctive features of the anthracite coal
held for a leading magazine. Dr.
Ltete has been twenty five years an
editor, und his place on THE TRIBUNE
has been filled by the appointment of
Livy S. Richard, a keen, capable und
interesting writer aud a man of rare
executive ability. Dr. Leete has re
turned to Surantou and will soon begin
his literary work,
Cleveland1! second term has ulready cosl
the country more than the entire cost of the
n ai for the suppression Of llarery. Is it
worth the price:'
Thlnkt It n Q o,l Reason.
CarSendals Herald I Ind.)
Tho BCRANTON TRIBUNE, in a long edito
rial, calls on Williaio C'onnell to make
known whether or not he will bo a candi
dato for congress. It says that "he cau, if
he will, havo virtually au unopposed path
way" to this position of trust aud honor,
a very good reasou, indeed, if It be true,
wny Mr. c'onnell should cons nt to the
ty! tc tk"KuliA4 vu! t bmall totJb
) Wk4i'i4. jmfm tatatSsetou iv.
I'uros the Tobacd
THE MEANING OF THE WORD,
Fleece Lined Hygienic
WE DON'T wan't our friends tolthlnk
' us pedantic; we certainly are not
l mining a kindergarten, but the name
of the month interests us.
We've just found out that it ia from
the Latin word Februo to purify by
That applies so aptly to our itock
nnd our intentions that we can't help
Just on the eve of onr departure for
market we propose now to CLEAN
OCT THIS ODDS AND ENDS, even
if we do have to make a groat sacrifice
to do it.
to Get Your
This is no
Try it and be
Ask tha Tariff Tlnksrt.
OfSpA i nt iietoid.
There are poor people in Scranton with
out clothes, and gifts of old clothes can
not be got speedily enough to supply the
demand. There are mills enough to make
cloth aud idle tailors enough wanting
work, whv cannot these two classes bo
bettor msuaged to tho comfort of both)1
T hoiks Hi-,.. Will Return.
The Bo BARTON TrIBCRS says congrets it
beckoning to lion. Morgan B. Vllliam.
Ye-, ud If be consent to answer tne call
the Hon. William H. nines will return to
the practice of law.
Thn O.ilv Drawback.
St. Louis Uiuhe-liemocra't.
The only thing that prevents the rumor
of Attorney General Olnoy's resignation
from being a suurce of general gratifica
tion is the fact that it lacks conflrmatlou.
And a Small Ixu, at That.
Air. Hancock, the gentleman who ii
riiuniui; against Ualusha A. Oruw.wlll un
doubtedly Hml his congressional aspira
tions a local Issue.
AdmlnUtratl m At it-rttv-!v Arraigned
yew York Commercial Adcertiscr.
Whether iu Hawaii. Ilavti or Hrazil. the
Cleveland article of diplomacy seeuis to be
shabby, sbambiing and saturnine.
What F u!
Love's a dream ero youth is gone -
Thinks tho dream will ntVer uass;
but n little later on,
Love means groceries, rout aad gas !
n. a. hulberts
City Music Store,
- WVoiSINO A. 6CRANT0S.
STKINWAY ft SON
KRAMCH ft BACH
h i I l.l ft BAUKK
f c a largs stock of first oUst
MV.SIC.ili MERC II AX RISE
MliblC, Kit)., ETU
As at the Prices Quoted They Will
Not Last Forever.
Body Brussels Carpet, -Tapestry
Brussels Carpet, -Extra
Heavy Ingrain Carpets,
Good Ingrain Carpets,
Best All-Wool Ingrain Carpets,
Moquette Rugs, 36x72,
Axminster Rugs, 27x63,
Smyrna Mats, 18x36,
$1.25, cut to 98c.
$1.15, cut to 85c.
- 67c, cut to 43c.
65c, cut to 45c.
- 25c, cut to 19c
75c, cut to 57c.
$5.50, cut to $3.98
$4.50, cut to $2.79
- 75c, cut to 39c.
Goldsmith's $ Bazaar.
iiiiiCiiiibiiiuetaiiitBiiiE!iiniiiKiiaasntiiatt)iiiuii8iiisiiiBjyin uai nfuihiit.itisiiti
Mercereau & Connel!
07 LACKAWANNA AVEVUU
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Coney Capes, Is inches deep,
Astrakhan lupes, " " .
Astrakhan CapM, " .
Atsrakhuii 1 .,.- 11 " .
Dytd U,ossuiu Capes " " .
Mouuy Capes, " " .
Monkey Capea, " " ,
N'at Otter Capes, " "
Nat. Utter l.'apas, " " ,
Kriminer ' " 11
Bearer Cupcs, M M ,
Nutria Cap, .
Seal or PSrslan Capea " " .
Alaska Sl-uI Capea, " 11 .
Alaska Si-al Cupus, " " ,
Mink Capes, " " .
BrOWa liartou Capet " '' .
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-Brac,
Sterling Silver Novelties.
Si HORSE SHOE
Removable and Self-sharpening Calks,
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan cpe, a laciios Jtip Uio mi
Baltic Sea Cspet, " Mm
Electrk- eeal Capes. " 10 Oa
Front-li Coaey Capes. " 6 1)0
Mink Capes, " 50 10
Brown Murteu Cnpes, " i W
Monkey Capea, " -o uu
Highest Cash Frices Paid (or Raw Furs.
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
We are note 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.,
Bittenbender&CoJcraRton, mm :tenbeier
" 7 OnLOSlte 13antist Cliiir.-li
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' auJ Blacksinitba'
Supplies, Iron nnd Steel.
All Prices and all Sizes.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
W II IT, W AT ICR MAN aad FRANK
LIN rOl'XTAlX PENS.
Agents for Crawford's Pens autl
Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
Foote & Sliear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Stationers and Engravers,
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
PIPES, FLUE LININGS.
Opposite Uatititt 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.
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
SCRANTON AND WILKES BARKE, PA.. MANUFACTURERS OJ
Locomotives and Stationary Engines
General Otlke, BCRANTON, PA
DO YOU SELL ?
OR ARE YOU
of Mixed Candy) Clear Toys,
or any style of Candy or BTtttSj
Express VV&gOIlS, Velocipedes
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Dnum
01 Toys ol every kind.
China Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Patent Dolls, Jointed DoUa,
any kind ofdoll Irotn liftototlS
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, Girls or Dolls, in
Maple, Oak or iron,, from 25c.
We Lave the good
prices are right,
t aud our
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mittous tur bmiilay BouOolt, Fails, Vuv!
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Contractor bnUder ,f Cnneret Fl u : ik
Ooooretg Btowu, Potatj, Batter a.il t.'oi
Bill". Wet I'ollnri dried up. Orilur any hi
mi at TkoBMoa A Prmt. Witt MM & Oo,
Main am! BfBnn Stroet,. Of at i-ui.mtiiii
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