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THE SCBANTON TRIBUNE
-WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 4-S. 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
rcBMIHin DAILY ami weekly in s iian-
TON. PA., 1IV lllK 'illlllUMi HUBLIMIINO
Nfw Your OrnOR: Tiiiiiune IHiiuiino,
Fhank 8. Ghat. Managkr.
Ktltfltd at the Rottofflet at Kcramton, "a., at
BeondClan Aail Mailer.
1HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
ECBANTON, FEBRUARY B8, ISM.
Whatever the faults of our political ad
minist ration, either in it dotMMtiO policies
or in ill foreign intercourse, the "towering
war etond" is not ait Amerieun institution.
And it should add to our 0M0 yratitude to
realite that it is not.
CURE FOR HARD TIMES.
An economic locksmith who mod
estly tiuk behind the pseudonym
"Antonio," has sent to The TbIBUMI
a cnrlous "Key to Btuinttl Prosperity"
nd It U fitting, in this limn of com
mercial dprtiion,that wn should t;ive
it wide publicity. A Rood miny able
men bare beon seuichiDK for such a
key and some of them, theoretically nt
lenst, bare found it, as they fuller; but
"Antonio" is prepared to convince one
and nil that they are delnded and ile
ceived. The key which he offers is
comprised in a modest pamphlet, em
bodying, its he explains, merely the
outlines of a cure, and this small syl
labus C3ii bo ytt further c. impressed,
ns wo shall endeavor to demonstrate,
into a very few words.
Letting pais "Antonio's" sever char
acterizations of tho growing contrast
in this country between luilomitioally
productive wealth, on tht one hand,
RBlltStd and centralized nniotii; tilt
'er; and widespread suffirttiij and
iqnalor distributed on the other hand
anions the imptouoiooi moy wuioh
clitiructorizitior.i, w'.iotinr diservaJ or
not, are not new nor etpsoinlly in
atmetive we may briefly iktletontzs
his specific as tho substitution, for gold
.an 1 silver, of a mousy :aedintu consist
ng of government bills of credit, sub
rj ct to n tax of one per epnt. per annum
and based upon improve 1 real ostat'.1,
which li the combined prolnct of na
ture and labor. This, in one author's
opinion, would prevent the speculative
hoarding of guld or silver, do aw ty
with the danger o? sullen efflaxei of
coin, and lnenre a unif irm and whole
some domestic oircul ition of money,
conditioned solely upon the activities
of labor its?lf. It would, In thinka,
securs the profits of our monetary en
chances to the government itself, in
stead of to private or corporate bank
in;' institutions; would do away utterly
with a bondholding elans; would, prac
tically abolisli lot Test as a factor in
commercial activiti s end would give
to ihe individual citizen a larger se
curity In all his business tranaaetioii,
:iiau he at present enjoys, or can en-
It will thns be sen that "Antonio"
favors virtually the national)! itlon of
iaud. To base a currency upon im
proved real estate it would first be nec
essary for the t'overnment to own that
real estate; or at lenst to practically
control it by simu torm of mortgage.
This is not quite the economic stride
recently taken by Mr. Bellamy, who
wanted the nition iii?. ition not only of
land, bnt also of all industry. "Anto
nio" dors not favor the latter course.
He thinks it best to let all men have the
rewards of their own boueet work, in
snch varying quantity as corresponds
with their varying dilii;nco and abil
ity. All ho wants i.s the elimination of
speculation in money or money earn
ing securities; the abolition of interest
and the adoption of a bisis of circula
tion with a stable and a steadily
growing valut subject to no capricious
arrestment or inflation by money
lenders and other broksrs of finance.
Yet even this, while a desire more mod
est than Mr. Bellamy's, is, wo fear, one
too capacious for practical gratifica
tion. And one thin, in particular,
against it is that it would practically
cut us oft from all foreign trade.
Cries OF fraud in the Itspnblican
'otefor Grow are not meant to to ta
:en seriously. They are ottered in the
nature of a humorous let-down.
Mr. HANCOCK professed to be for
''tariff reform" simnly as a preliminary
ftep to practically frao trade. But he
chafed under evon this half way con
ceesion ; and the tenor of his speecheg
was unmistakably radical. His defeat
then, w no accident. Nor can there
be any quibbling as to the losson of the
THE NKXT nominee of Luzerne coun
ty Republicans for congress will have
reason to felicltata Mr. Ilines for his
lltimate indorsement of freo coal.
HISTORY UP TO DATE.
The Tkiihnk owes Bill Nye an npol
ozy, and it is going to make it, if it
haR to pass a dividend. This journal
once accused Bill of generating; gloomy
thoughts. It once, by inference at
least, if not by opnn accnsition, ar
raigned him for selling to the syndi
cates literary pabnlum unfit for a dog.
Upon r'fltction we feel that we have
done Bill an injustice, not to speak of
the dog. We djsiro, therefore, to nay
that if the syndicates want to buy that
sort of stnff, and pay bar I cash in advance-,
they ought to have it, in as
great abundancs as the funny mill
will grind it out. Wo could even
excuse William for working overtirnn,
on this basis; and of putting his
tbink-generator on doable shift.
We have jut diaSOVercd why it was
that recent Nyeisme in the newspaper!
senied so hormuipatblc In their hnmor
The festive Bill, with a shrewd eye to
business, was skimming the croain off
Ids nbki thinks, and was setting this
richer scraping aside, while he ladled
out to tho syndicates tho palely comi
cal skimmed milk. If the Utter was
blue and thin, tho former is certainly
thick, unctnons and delightful. It
bus been churned into an entirely
original prodnctlon, soon to bn itsnod
hi "Bill Nye's History of the Unite 1
;-fates." The material of this bonk, as
advance sheets inform us, is wholly
new, never having nppearel before in
print. Therefore, pisiossors of other
bittones may purchase this without
feeling that they are being buncoed
twice by tho sauie game.
It would afford us ploasnro to give
our readers some of the choioe benefits
of Mr. Nye's indefatigable research.
But space presses and tompus fugit.
This one citation shall be smuggled in,
thougb, if it breaks a column rulo or
squelches a quad, it relates to that
h ippy fruition of Christopher Colum
bus' great voyago when, to tho mutin
ous mariners, lost in the iiuplotijuod
expanse of an unknown sea, thero is
suddenly wnfled the vision of terra
tirma. and preparations are duly formed
to occupy the contiuaut in the nam of
Spain. Mr. Nye says: "A saloon was
at once started, and the first step thus
tnkt'ii toward tho foundation of u re
public." Then he adds: "From that
one Utile timid saloon, with ita family
entrant- bus sprung the magnificent
and majestic machine which, lubrica
ted with spoils and driven by wind,
givos to every American today tho
right to livo under a goveriim.Mit se
lected for him by them who make that
Mu. Cleveland will not find, in
thoso Democratic journal which have
the courage to tell tho truth, much
pleasant reading, these days. But he
oan get any quantity of wholesomo in
struction. The TBIBDNB feels itself under no
obligation to Postmaster Vandling,
politic-dor otherwise. Be is a Demo
crar, whom it will fight, by fair moans,
whenever it gets a ohanoa. But it
must admit that when tho Djuiosrutic
organ charges Mr. Vandling with mis
takes which he did not commit, fac
tionalism goes a step too far. The
value of genulno criticism is sacritioe d
by snch indiscriminate bounding.
It has remained for the mugwump
Springfield Uopublicin to decipher In
Mr, Grow's plurality a big vindication
of tho Wilson bill. Of courso figures
In suggesting tho other day that
transportation corporations which
mako street crossings d mgerous ought
themselves to pay for the precautions
necessiry to insure the public safety,
Thk TRIBUNE uttered a general prin
ciple to which few disinterested and
f.iir minded pursons will take excep
tion. Bnt in its application to tho pro
posed vi tduot 0:1 West Laokawanna
avenue, the suggestion, as wo have
since ascertained, overlooked an im
portant fact, namely, tbat the railroad
was built before tho Street was op-mod ;
and that in opening the streot across
the railroad, the municipality as
sumed a share in the responsibility for
any resulting accidents.
It would have boon In the power of
the northern division of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Rtilway
company, at the tim 1 of tiie opening of
the street, to have Cimpelled the mu
nicipality to cros i :i traces in such a
manner al to obvUte all danger; that
is to say, by means of a viaduct or else
by the tunnel or Calvert process. The
fact tint the company waived this le
gal right of obstructing the creation of
West Lackawanna avenue naturally
puts the present city of Scranton under
an obligation not overstated in the
proposition that it now pay one-third
of the viaduct's cojt.
Fortunately, there iias not been any
question of the need of this improve
ment. The addition of tho switches by
the steam railroad, and the street's oc
cupation by the eleciric transit lines,
have combined to make it easily the
worst single crossing within tho city
limits. It is a remark ibis fact, consi
dering all the opportunities for accident,
tbat so fow cnualties h iv-s punctuated
its history. The only safe and sensible
plan, in view of all circumstance.), is to
unite in a tri-lateral mivernnt for t he
viaduct's construction, talcing advan
tage of the generous contributions al
ready preferred in the premises.
In the OPINION of that astute politi
cal observer, Colonel L imbart, tho
"anthracite counties covered them
selves with L'lory." When yon con
sider what tho Wilson tariff meant to
them, it was really a casi of justifiable
in:. DANIEL B. BTBONO, whose tariff
(tptechss have received such favorable
comments, when asked to deliver an
address in Bcrautnn, struck what
should be the keynote of Republi
can organization this spriug by say
ing: "No, Scranton is converted to
the trno faith already, i want to
spread my truths before Democrats."
The gunB of intelligent economic dis
cussion should be tralued, not upon
those who nre protectionists already,
but npon those who are not. There is
need of missionary work, not in Phila
delphia, Allegheny, Lackawanna or
Luzerne, bnt in Pike, Berks, Monroe
The OaLLaNT Colonel Zimmerman
thinks Cleveland is liko tho little
Pennsylvania German at Reamstnwn
who said, not very reverently: "The
longer yon live, the more you Bad by
tarn out." Graver's recent accumula
tion of oiprinco has certainly been
Scarcely a week now pastes without
its record of curtailment In the ex
penses incident to the maintenance of
foreign legations. Tim latest exsmplo
Is shown in Portugal's closing of tho
Portuguese embassy at Stockholm .
Many of the dlulomatio functions of
Italy oro notoriously cramped by lack
of funds, and even England, which
makes a particular featuro of main
taiuing tho best equipped foreign ser
vice of any nation, must at times feel
that the more than six million dol
lars expended nnnuilly on this service
is a denr prico to pay for what, in this
age of rapid intercommunication, is at
least only n pictnrastiu1) survival, a
Everybody knowj how general the
sentiment is in the United States that
ambassadors, ministers pleupotentiary,
paramount commissioners and envoys
extraordinary comprise, in the aggre
gate, one of the most ridiculous ap
pendage of a republic dedicated in a
new world to now principles aud now
aims. Tho ntmost that can be said in
favor o" their retention is that It prj -serves
ns as a nation from the notorioty
of being the first to discard customs
that I longed especially to foudallsm
and that lost all their recommendations
with tho advent of stoam locomotion
aud the electric telegraph. In our
case the natural auom.ly of aaobio
lescent schema of diplomacy is yet
further aggravated by a scheme of do
mestic partisan contention which ev
ery four or eight years overturn! the
whole foreign service from cellar to
garret, and preserves it as a ludicrous
kind of international kindergarten for
ambitious politicians with 11 null.
In the opiuiou of a growing number
ot observers, aud these not all moorrig
ible radicals, tho mareh of ideii, not
only in our own country but in Bo
reps, is away from mediaeval diplo
macy. In the general spirit of tin
middle classes, this diplomacy has al -ready
lost that reverend and awe
which it once inspired, and is tolerated
largely because nobody is suffieieutly
concerned in tho matter to propose a
method of getting rid of it. But it Is a
system who3o intrinsic demy will
cause it to collapse, ovsu if urgent
economical reasons did not constantly
point to its abolition. Men now alive
may livo to see the day when the busi
n ss of nations will be transacted in as
short, sharp and informal a fashion as
is the business of individuals, by agents
who will not be expected to ap tho
manners or tho extravagances of u by
gone ago when courtier nobles robb -d
the poor in order to feed the cost of the
flnnkeylsm exacted by rotten courts.
View ino recent event 1 in the light
of an arithmetical progression, Repre
sentative Foltz's Chnrabersburg Pub
lie Opinion thinks that by next No
vember Pennsylvania's Republican
majority ought to be well beyond the
two huudred thousand mark. It can
bo put thero by proper work.
The SCRANTON merchant who, burned
out 011 Sunday, opened with a splendid
stock in a new store, on tho following
Tuesday, affords a solution to the ques
tion why hcranton has grown so rap
idly. In tho vocabulary of the gsnuine
Scrantouian there is no such word as
That was both a sapieut and a witty
Democrat who recently remarked:
"Our psrty is only intonded to be a
minority party, nnd the chief end of
tho present congress seems to be to
make that minority as small as pos
sible.'1 It is, of course, simply a b'ggary of
tho case to say that overhead electrical
wires cannot safely be placed under
ground. Wherever tho experiment has
been fairly tried, it has given general
"Ah, dearest, this is love, indeed!"
He sighed, aud kissed her thrice.
"1 am not sure.'1 she said, with speed,
"But auybow it's uicel"
llichard (at the Musical.! There is come
thing rich 111 the tones of Kuthryu Moore's
Sara (alio also siugg) -Uh, yes; Katie's
new false teeth are on a gold plate.
Husband date at diunor) There's one
thing 1 must say, .Murm, when Jaue was
alive, if I were laiu she had things kepL
hot for me. Wife (sarcastically) That's
probably what she s doing now, Jouu.
'Wbsre are you jrointr, my pretty maid?
I'm charmed I fttla would know."
"Your'e talking through yoor hit," she
"Thai song aud dance won't go."
Vift (who is a character student) Ob
serve that tiuti looking mau sitting in the
third row. 1 know be must be a person
capable of nrousing the mnermuet aensi
billties of man.
Husband He is, my dear. He is cujk at
the railroad chop house.
Ham -That girl 1 introduced you to is
gcod as gold,
Tom 1 don't care about that. If nbt-V
ns good as a Couple of corner lots near the
business center. T il bo perfectly satisfied.
Detroit Free I'rest.
Bomb Passisu Tiioooutb:
It is sometimes bettor to ,bo a rolling
-tone than a moss-uueu.
Nothing angers a literary busbwhacksr
BO much as to treat his efforts at vitupera
tion with silent contempt.
A well preserved bluff has often acted ns
a successful eulistituto for brains.
Modesty ban been tbo mill stone n bout
the neck of many n briliaut muu.
rpt.ii striking the long road that. Las no
turn, it is well, occasionally, to jump over
the fence aud seek success across lots.
A streak of luck will often accomplish
morn in fifteen tninntes tbnn yours of
labor. It is well, however, to continue
business at tho old stand, us luck soldom
comes to the ono who depends nolcly upon
it for an cxisienco.
Just ne Applloabl Here.
It lins beon demonstrated that electric
wires givo more ruliublo service under
ground than overhead, so that tho chief
objection long urgod against tbo chauge
has been shown to be uo objection at all
It Is only n question of work and cost, ami
it is high time the work was done and the
cost paid in nil sections ot tbo city. The
overhead wires have been both a menace
and an uubightly nuisance long enough.
Unrecofrnlzjd by Friends.
Denver Neva, Dtm,
If any 0110 knows of auvthing Dome
ocratlc about tbo Cleveland administra
tion its dlsrovory has beou kept n pro
Neither Is Contented,
Pew York Tribune.
We wonder who is the unhapp ior. Liii
uokalaiil, who is out of a job, or (Jrover
Uleveland, who Wishes be was out of n job.
THE HUMMING TOP.
The top it humtneth a sweo', swoot sou
To my dear little boy at play
Merrily mm Mi all duy long,
As it spiuneth ami spinnttth away.
And my dear little boy
II" laUghsth with joy
Whon hn heitieth the tuneful tono
Of that busy thing
That lovetli to sing
The Mng that is all its own.
Hold fast tho string and wind it tight ,
That the ong bo loud and clear;
Now hurl tbo top with all your ni ght
Upon the banquette hero;
And straight from lho string
The joyous thing
Dnuudeth aud spinuoth along.
And it whirrs and it chirrs
And it birrs and it purrs
Kvor Its pretty sjng.
Will over my denr little boy grow old,
As howo havo grown before?
Will ever his heart feel faint nnd cold,
When he beereth the SOOgS ot yore?
Will over this toy
Of my dear little boy.
When the years havo worn away,
Hing aad and low
Of the long ago,
As it eiugeth to me today)
Am Ttm us Preaching.
I'hiUuleliiltUi Recind, Ihm.
Crimen against the ballot bjx are iu their
consetpiones more serious than almost
any other form ot fraud; but by lome mu
gtttar perversion of the moral sensH Ibe
rascals who cheat the whole hotly ot tnoir
fellow eiiiz-ii.i are much mor likely to
o.-enpe punishment than aiu burglars or
sneak thieves whoso depredations only al
Tin, enllmr.w im u 'iiinina to reason
that ton mnrli llmnirivaii to snorts mav
result in the atndeute practically making
game of their iiudira
v. K Ct hi:
Nouijeotiona No inconvenienos. No loss
f time '1 r.-Htni,-iit r vnnr own bona Caftfl
after other methods full.
Ask your druggist for rilO-UI.'-.'.Os, Con
saltation and treatment free. Address, con
fidentially, 'THORE'-NOa CUBE" CO.,
All of us are desperately wicked, and some of us more so. Not necessary to men
tion names you know who yon are, if we don't. If it wasn't for the few pleasures
capable of being grasped occasionally, this world would indeed Le "a vale of tears,"
But when our friends can avail themselves of a chance like this occasionally, prospects
become slightly more pleasing.
Will buy in the
way of a
Office Supplies of all kinds
Ms and Mucilages
W1TJT, WATERMAN and FRAN K
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents for Crawford's Pens and
Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
TAKE YOUR PICK:
Of that beautiful Gent's Neckwear in one of our
windows at 45 0
Of thoso Rich Wool Twill Suitings at our Dry Goods
Counter 40 Inches in any of the New Spring El
Shades- -at 25 Cents Per Yard. tiDQ
Of those Exquisite Half Wool Challies at Domestic
Counter, 15 Cents Per Yard. j g
Of those Fine Domestic Satinss in our Basement,
10 Cents Per Yard. QC
Of those Best French Satines in the Prettiest Designs
you ever beheld in our Basement at 15 Cents Per
Our Next Talk Will Be On CARPETS and DRAPERIES
Stationers and Engraven.
817 LACKAWANNA AVli
DO YOU SELL?
OR ARE YOU
Of Mixed Tandy, Clear Toys,
or any style of Candy or Nut.s,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Doll Cabs, Drums
or Toys of every kind.
'!iina Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Patent Dolls, Jointed Dulls,
any kind of doll from 25c to $15
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Hoys, (Jirls or Dolls, in
Maple, Oak or i;on, from -5c.
We have t lir synods and our
prices are right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.(
31J Lacka Ava
Wantakea SPECIALTY ot inpplyjugoom
uiittein lor Suiulay SclwuU, Fair rettlnla
IRON and STEEL
lili.U K DIAMOND
sol T BIEEL
R. R. SPIKES
WILEY ii RUSSELL AND WELLS BROS SCREW
Wholesalo aud retail deslurs' in WagonmakerV ani Uiacosmitii'
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
SCRANTON AXD W1LKSS-BABRE, PA. MANUFACTURERS 07
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilars
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
UentTul Office, SCRANTON, PA
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Coney Capts, 18 iucii'-s
Astrakhan Qipw, "
Astrakhan Capet, "
Atxruklir.n Oftpet, "
Dyed upoaran t'apm "
Monkay ('aju-B, "
Monkay Capos. "
Nat. ottur rpi, "
Nat Ottor ',ipi, "
KrinmiiT Capos, "
Nutria Capos, "
Seal or Persian Capos "
Alufka Sil Cup-s, "
Austin Bool Capos, "
(link Papas. "
Brown Itarwn Capes "
CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP
Astrskhnn Capet, -J luilios dwp.
Rnlti' Bet Cnpn " .
Bloatrla fsi Qftpcs, " j
FxtUOb Coney Qsptt. " .
Mink Capet, .
Brown alarisn Capes, " .
ntoukcy C ' ; 1 1 - " ,
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. fill (HI
10$ Lackawanna Avenue
400 and 402 Lackawanna AAenue.
Highest Cash Frices Paid for Raw Furs.
Repairing Fnrs a Specialty,
EDWIN G. LLOYD
423 Lackawanna Avenue,
1 Last Few Days 1
CM Uf M
At the Sale of the
Walter's Dry Goods Stock
DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY.
i PRICES LOWE
1 THAN EVER!
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DSicioua, mild ouoar ourtsnxa absolutely puhe
EVERY HAM AND PAIL OF" LARD BRANDED.
THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
HE DUTHEIL STUDIO
ft L.UKAWANNA AVr.MIK,
. AAV1KO mapi; n contract with
sA Li fraint laotory to turn mit Ai
4 ri irain'i btlwitn now sad Cbr.tt
4- ii'ss. 1 Ith tuaiiiojiico t'ltlui intb-
HiS TRADE SUITLIKD
is)fis) ltthat I wffl ritki u OKNtrisK
v .. iti.N rvuv i iii'.i r fuMicu iron;
.m.T rninll 0UU ABbOI.L'TEl.V PUEB OF
i.aiim sivr.i: ot vrasuu rnOU
Framos 'M ptf cent, lets thnn regular prlci.
1 UL'lliKIL, Artht.