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THK SCttANTON TlUJiUNE-S ATI U DAY MORNING. FEBRUARY H, 1894.
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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, FEBRUARY 8, 1S94.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
lOR CO.S'OKESSMAN-AT l.AHUE,
QALUBHA A. GIIOYV.
ELECTION FEBRUARY 00.
ITS REAL VALUL.
Di-wussion of any OCMf l useless o
ore packed juries except n o tar o
if apptals o a u'icir trtlwiai. fAomaf
A. JtMcfr eloquent mi" WOlMltrle
S1,echa speech that ret ails the but
traditions of American oratonj: a
yj.eerh fitted to rank, in no minor rela
tion, uiththe choicest iWiwmni'rt of
Clay or Webster or Jlainc teas
M asted on the suborned jurors of the
I. J. I Iai.i, in. , ...I Ulii It irilN'llo?
iruiuucftn. i',,uiMiii . ... 1
WailMOH tfa intelli'jero e of his loit
. . . . 1 1 lJd
at riots. Ana u "'"I .Vi " linni
Vem btfoT the real debate is ended.
Ritklsestativi: Hisks has the tloor
PATROKAQI BRUI8 n" J nOtllCle.1
"iob" will DOt WMgb in the scale wlien
the Wilson bill goaf
the American peoplf.
to a vote before
Mr. Hist, of Wilkei-Uarre, over
reached biunelf HeshouM havj made
hil free trade Mop bfore thf pie couu-
ter had closed its doors.
If ONI result of this Deruocratii1
janic shall be to abolish the urban stir
T.Iua and rtpopulate the "abandoned"
farms, it will not be an unmixed curm.
No DOUBT BY bind effort tho DflBO
cratic chevaliers could depreciate do
nisitic values another $4,000,000,000 in
the ueit twelve months; but does the
country want an eucor of such expen
THOSE WHO suspect that Mr. Keed is
incapable of sustained argument have
only to read his expert dissection of the
Wilson bill sham to realize tbe error of
their ways. Considering the limit
Into which it bad to be compressed, na
more masterly presentation of protec
tion case has been made in this generation.
THRui'uH Republican re
pnrsnits abroad; those engaged in
transportation and trade have received
more and have bad broaded opportun
ities than the same classes iu any other
country in the world. Higher wages
have enabled our people to purchase
freely of tbe products of tbe farm and
dairy, to own homes, and have undo
the American more independent, more
of a man. more hopeful in to the ful
nre and better UHllfled for tbe citizen
ship of the Republic."
And it was t ie agricultural vote,
thrown cheek-by jowl with the vote of
the jiil birds and slums, that dofeated
the Republican party, ordered the subs
titution of free trade for protection, and
by that siuglu act depreciated the prices
of farm product as they Have not bein
depreciated during any preceding
peace period iu the recent history of the
Will the farmers stay fooled'.'
we had a chance to 1 'captura
.he desirable markets of
.vithout sacrificing our own, what did
Democracy do' They threw it scorn
fully away. Yet now we are told to
chase the international trade phantom
without even a gun to bring it down
Sanity, thy name is mud.
A mi i is iu the Iowa legislature to
prevent prize righting and also to pro
Libit the publication iu newspapers of
detailed reports of prize tights. Iowa
solons should take two steps further
Tht-y should abolish the common thread
of, human interest which makes prize
tights exciting. Then they should ring
the bell and await the crack of doom.
COLOXft LKQIRSOLL'a diagnosis
tbe income tax scheme is terse, epi
grammatic and accurate. "It is," says
he, "a tax on brains. Nature j?e.ve
some men more brains thau other.
To tax a man s brains if to try and
tumbat nature, and in the nistory of
the universe that never yet has been
permanently accomplished with suc
cess " U will certainly nut be success
ful in the year 1394.
TiiLRfc aiteaks to be a determina
tion among Wyoming oouatv Republi
cans to oppose Judge Sittear's re elec
tion in memory of the judge's fight,
tea years ago. against fudge Ingham.
Henry Harding and Bradley W. Lswis,
of Tankhannock, have been mentioned
as iikely candidates. The prospects of
a Republican lidal wave next fall, in
rebuke to the blividerinsf Democracy,
will render this judicial district very
debatable ground, innate it shall be
decided to intro luce partisan considerations.
THE SENATE'S DUI Y
(if all the strange absurdities in
which tho history of mankind abounds,
surely that policy is most absurd which,
iu a time'ot general depression, of wide
snread wage reductions, of fast de
preciating investments and of sweep
iug aud intensifying uncertainty, des
titution and loss iu all the channels of
ootnnerolal endeavor, deliberately in
vokes still greater destructivan.'ss an I
op?na the pi rtuls to yet severer 8 utter
ing. The calm reason of tho plain pad
pie. sobered by t lie peril winch their
own rror conjured Dp, fails utterly to
explain' this consummate folly upon
any ground consistent with linearity
In its advocacy. Tho thought is woll
nigb incredible that a large elennut iu
our civic affair, albeit an element be
sotted with unfamiliar power and
craz-d by the sudden wealth of oppor
tunity for mischief, could under any
conditions short of idiocy or dishonor,
fail to see the direct relationship of
cant and quick effect In tbla cirnival
of economic experimout, and the ra
sultaut and still coming prostration of
our nation's cripple 1 trade.
The Wilson bill which, spurred on to
its success by crack of bostiltt'i lash
and by facile play of patronage seduc
tions, has passed the house and now
knocks at the door of the senate is such
10 inwrought piece 01 stupidity, mis
chief and folly as has never before been
framed In the records of our cougro.sses.
It is a measure which, in time of defic
iency, beud. its strongest energies to
the creation of still greater deficit; a
meatttre which, in time of absolute
national peace, proposal the restora
tion of the worst revenue features
of the frightful war time, whan oaly
the strong pitrjotlim of the poople
reconciled them to its inquisitorial t :i
forstmtnt, It is a measure which ten
fences labor to new punishments of
wage trimming and idleucs'; which
condemns capital to more bitter tor
tures of unprofitable investment;
which, so far as it dtrex. bauds over iu
fee simple to our sharpest commercial
rivals or hard-won home market, and
eagerly solicits, iu our own laud, those
appalling collapses of valuations aud
wages which, In other nations, have
been our constant wonder and sur
prise. What will tbe senate do with this
bill; Hpurned by thoir own direct rep
resentatives iu the tribunal commonly
supposed to be readiest in ita response
to the will of our citizonship, tho voters
of this republic appeal to the more ju
dicial congress of senators. They ap
peal to it to do what their own ser
vants failed to do; what some of
them were bribed not to do, and
what others refused to do ba
cause of the crack of the partisan po
litical whip. They appeal to tbe
chambtr of the patricians to save them
from the madness and mendacity of
the Populistio and anarchistic rabble
anneal to them to avert the loss and
of i bavoc which would follow Iroiu the
enactment of such a measure, the mere
threat of which has caused so much
disister ; to stay, for a little while, this
contemptuous rush to economic suicide
until the voters themselves cau be
beard iu the closing debate
who make the laws of Kentucky and
All these things are possible. because,
as the truism has It, in politics all
things are possible. Yet we arn con
strained to voice a timid doubt of their
probability; and we are moved even to
boldness iu disputing their wisdom.
I ' ndet a document which may or may
not bekuown in Kentucky, a document
officially known as the constitution of
of the United States, the duty of pass
ing npm tho nominations of an Amer
ican president are conlided to the
American aenate. it might, perhaps,
have been a mere oversight that they
were not confi led directly to the legls -lature
of Kentucky and other states;
and it may, of course, ba that the
spirits of our fathers, wltuestlug the
wisdom which frequently crystalizfB
In the legislative assemblages of tbe
various states, are groaning uiaudibly
becaua.- they made this great mistake.
But if this b uuj we are not at pres
ent aware of it.
Tho more plausible supposition, it
strikes us. is that this festive Blue
Urasi proposition is Muiply an airy
ebullition of unconselous Kentucky
nerve; a kind of sportive bubble of
breezy B'iiirbon"gall." It is of u species
with the idea which is altogether
too prevalent, those days the Idtft that
nominations to the highest American
tribirhal of justice hava first to be wal
lowed about in the miro an I filth of
pleaynnllh partisan politics before
they cau be fitted to gracs the wool
sack aud adorn the bench. It is a mat
ter of deep regret to thoia alow-going
peonlo who yet yearn for character and
conscience iu the conduct of public af
fairs that certain Republicans seem to
feel in duty bound to joiu In the wal
lowing, currying to it the indiscrimi
nate exuberance of the bovine in pas
tures fre-.li Such a Spectacle impresses
us with a sensation of regret
NoTHISO pan be too severe in the way
of punishment for the man who delib
erately contributes false information
to nowspspsrs, with tbe purpose of in
juring some citizen's character or busi
ness. Under present conditions, news
papers, ev.-n with the utmost exercise
of care, cannot always deUct this con
temptible imposition before the con
cealed harm has bean wrought. The
law which makes the false informant
responsible to the courts for the libel
ho perpetrates is a conspicuous step to
ward long-denied fair treatment of the
news publishers of this state.
Tiik superior conduct of Lacka
wanna county's finances is well exhib
ited in the annual statement printed
on another page. In efficiency and
economy of management, this county
ranks first among I'ennyslvania coun
ties; and is surpassed by few, if any
conntiea In the United States. Tbe
past year has naturally been one of
difficult administration. Financial de
pression quickly tells upon the county
tax collections and in the increased
volume of county criminal costs, Yet
the same ratio of prudence and thrift
prevailed in the office of our commit
sioners in the year of panic that has
Drevailed uniformly since the conduct
of Lackawanna finances was confided
to a Republican majority; and there is
no reason to doubt that the good record
The address of the New York Re
publican club very truly remarks that
"under the protective system of the
Republican party, the American wage
tarnor, and his family, have lived bet
ter than his foreign rival and hare
laved more; tbe American farmer has
ueen more independent aud better off
than those occupied In agricultural
FREE COAL'S MEANING,
Pinned down to the ral issue, Demo
cratic economists are fond of asserting
that the free coal clause of tbe Wilson
bill doesu't amount to anything, so far
as Pennsylvania is concerned; that the
ho-called N'ova Scotian syndicate is
merely a partisan bugaboo, conjured
up to frighten alarmists; and that,
even if it were wh it it is claimed to be,
tbe coal deposits uf N'ova Scotia are in
sufficient to. cut into the domestic
I'pon our seoond page today wo pre
sent an authoritative opinion on this
subject; the opiuion of a man who was
born in the province in dispute, who
was reared among its coal mines
and who subiequtntly has attained a
commanding position in the manage
ment of the fuel trade in this country.
The statements made by Mr. William
Gonnell, in this interview, aro not the
theoretical vagaries of a secluded book
worm nor yet the vivid fancies of ad
impracticable tariff reformer. They
are the statements of a practical bull
ness man, who has demonstrated his
grasp on business problems by the suc
cess that he has won in solving them.
One point iu particular in Mr. Cou
ncil's interview is deserving of presout
emphasis. That Is where he declares
that free bituminous coal means the
serious curtailment of the liomomir
ket for small anthracite hIzjs. Those
easy-going Raudall Democrats who
have tried to remain bliud to the tins
meaning of the free coal clauso should
give heed to this sensible exposition of
the real facts. They should r II tot be -fore
continuing any longer to support
by voice or vote a policy whose instant
effect would bo to strike a hurtful
blow to our chief home industry.
An innovation in American politics
has been scored by the Kentucky legis
lature, which has loitmsted Ha two
United Statee senators to vote against
the confirmation of Jnlge l'eekham.
Mr. Cleveland's second nominee to the
supreme bench. It is possible that the
experiment of submitting the selec
tions of the American president to the
legislatures of the various states would
have a tendency to improve tbe person
nel of the federal service. It is potiible
that the present seuale of the Uulted
States Is incompetent to decide with
reference to these nominations upon
the evidence presented before it iu se
cret session, and not commonly, known
in detstled form by tbe able gentlemsn
P. H, King, of New York, husband
of the celebrated pianist, Mine. Julie
Hive-King, bus been in the city for
several days past looking after his in
teretits as a piano m inufactnrer and
making arrangements for a piano reci
tal which will be uiven at Powell's
soon after Easter. Mr, King has se
cured Anton Seidl for a series of fifty
concerts to be uiven next season and
hud intended to book Scranton for two
evening entertainments an t a matinee,
1 pun learning tho financial result of
the concerts given here luring the re
cent meeting of the Pennsylvania State
Music Teach-rs, Mr. King has become
shy, and will probably be content to
include Soranton among tuu one night
The great popularity of Mr Carter's
twilight organ recitals at the Elm Park
MetbO'llet church will no doubt stimu
late other org iniits of the city to fol
low tbe example in future. Already
admirers of Miss Florence Riciiunud,
or.' mist of the Peon Avenue liiptist
ohurob,are urging her to give an after
noon recital, and it is probatole that
sue will yield to their wishes iu time.
Uerr Fred. V. Kopf, and pupils are
rehearsing for a violin recital to be
given at Powell's on Feb. 8,
Professor llaydu Evans now has sole
charge of the music at St. Peter's Ca
thedral. His former position as lunder
of the choir at St Patrick's church, in
Hyde Park, is at present being very
acceptably filled by Professor Shilling,
Fred L. Meyer, the well known art
dealer, has invented a violin sounding
board, which cau be placet upon any
instrument, and greatly improve its
tone. The invention seems uinch su
perior to the patent exhibited hare by
Colonel Fairmin some time ago, al
though it lain no s'nse similar. Mr.
Mever is uot building extensive utr
castles as to the financial success of
bis idoa , but it seems that a modest
appliance which will impart Cremoui an
richness to the tone of a two dollar
fiddle, ought to make a valuable patent.
1 1 i
E E. Boathworth'i pupils a', Fac
toryville, gave a very pleasing recital
at Keystone Academy on Wednesday
i e e
Miss Kitty Hart, ih.- Well known
contralto, who has been a member of
the First Presbyterian church quar
tette for sever ,1 ye:irs, will Uive this
morning for New York.Vaving securad
an engagement as solo contralto iu the
choir at St. Mary's churclt in Jersey
City. Miss Hart is a conscientious
musical stulent, aud a ploasant and
acoompliebed young Udv as wall.
During her residence in Sjranton her
unarming manners and magnificent
voice have won many friends and ad
mirers who will regret that she has
decided to reside elsewhere.
' e 4
Mise Stella Seymour, organist at the
First Presbyterian church, lias returned
from a visit at Washington.
' leorge Carter will give a piano re
cital at Powell's in the near future.
John T Walk in- baritone and musi
cal director, at Penn Aveniin Btptist
church, gathered inspiration during
the week listening to grand opera at
the Metropolitan Opera house, in New
The Right Kan forth Place.
Gereeswfeli li mut.
E. T. Sweet baa been made, associate ed
itorof the B han ion Tiuhi'nk, Helen
bright journalist, as well as n very ugieea
blejentletnnn, and it goes without saying
that he and Editor Itluhard will "pull well
together In harness.'1
Is a VolubU Sovereign
t o'cnijo Ih'ifjtltcl-
Mr. PoWderly'e euccessor appears to be
long to the spectacular school of stati s
ineu who think with their lungs.
Keep Him B'er, Far Away.
Nn paper with any epark of patriot ism
in Its makeup will urge Minister Willis to
Hs Should Pe Canonised.
The man who attend! faithfully to bis
own business is not noticed half as much
aa be deserves to be.
Zeeat tc Ku " Ku t n j (uao at .mall
Vl aJ.y&e JeU-it.
Coras tbe Tobecoo iuii saatty witUoutii-
Fleece Lined Hygiejjic
THE MEANING DF THE WARD,
WIS BON'T wan't our friends tothink
us nednntia : we certainlv ara not
running a kindergarten, but tbe
of the mouth interests us.
This is tin fake
Try it and be
lloeen't l.uuk tliu Same.
If life Mere as 1 dreamed it a, aouie twenty
There'll lie no iieeil of paradlm; we'll rather
but renin In brilliant colors imliils to watch
the iileturus fade, x
And life's ai far from whut 1 dreamed as It
could well lift mode.
Now SOmet Unas, what I stud) It by later light
In milder hue,
I'm half laeUned to label it, "A Symphony Jn
N. A. HULBERT'3
City Music Store,
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We've just found out that it ia from
the Latin word Fictmuo--to purify by
That applies ho aptly to our stock
and our intentlous that we can't help
Just on the eve of our deuarture for
market we propose now to CLEAN 9
MUT THE ObDS AND ENDS, even S
if we do hava to make a great sacrifice jj
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As at the Prices Quoted They Will
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Moquette Rugs, 36x72,
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$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.
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