The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 28, 1894, Page 4, Image 4
I THE SCBANTON TRIBUNE -WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 4-S. 1894. SCRANTON TRIBUNE F. E. WOOD, General Manager. rcBMIHin DAILY ami weekly in s iian- TON. PA., 1IV lllK 'illlllUMi HUBLIMIINO Company. 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- jcy- 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 returns 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 their business." 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 don't lie. . THAT VIADUCT. 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. -o 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 self defense. 4 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 aud Northampton. 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 rapid. DIPLOMACY'S DOOM. 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 remlnisoentlal luxury. 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 despair. 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 satisfaction. A T THE Pie Counter. "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 voice. 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. see 'Wbsre are you jrointr, my pretty maid? I'm charmed I fttla would know." "Your'e talking through yoor hit," she said, "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. I'hilaihlphta Timet. 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 found secret. 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) i'uycne Field. 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 fect iuillviduit!-:. - -Cotlevtete AtMeUsei kiladetphla Timet, 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: OKI NKKNNKS9 AMD TIIS TOI'-AIX'O 1IAIIIT 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., Boiaaton, Pa. WEAK! AND WICKED WORLD. 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. SEE WHAT $2 ip Will buy in the way of a 0 EBB AT MADS B LANK BOOKS LANK BOOKS MEMORANDUMS Office Supplies of all kinds Ms and Mucilages LEADING JIAKIiS. Fine Stationery W1TJT, WATERMAN and FRAN K LIN FOUNTAIN PENS. All Guarautcod. 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 Yard. ! Sc Our Next Talk Will Be On CARPETS and DRAPERIES $ G.B. Reynolds Bros. Stationers and Engraven. 817 LACKAWANNA AVli C!T t DO YOU SELL? OR ARE YOU MAKING PRESENTS? 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. DOLLS '!iina Dolls, Wax Dolls, Patent Dolls, Jointed Dulls, any kind of doll from 25c to $15 SLEDS OR SLEIGHS For Hoys, (Jirls or Dolls, in Maple, Oak or i;on, from -5c. to 15.00. BICYCLES We have t lir synods and our prices are right. Wholesale and retail. J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.( 31J Lacka Ava Wantakea SPECIALTY ot inpplyjugoom uiittein lor Suiulay SclwuU, Fair rettlnla IRON and STEEL NORWAY IKOX lili.U K DIAMOND SIIA'i;K EXTRA SPECIAL SANDERSON'S ENGLISH JESSOP'S ENGLISH C.S1 BTREL HORSE SHOES Ton CALK l net: MACHINERY bPKING sol T BIEEL ANVILS BKLLOWS HORSE NAILS WAGON WHEELS AXLES SPRINGS HUBS si'jit;;s II! MS STEEL BKEINS R. R. SPIKES WILEY ii RUSSELL AND WELLS BROS SCREW CUTTING MACHINERY, Bittenbenfer&OoJeraofO!!, Wholesalo aud retail deslurs' in WagonmakerV ani Uiacosmitii' SUPPLIES. THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO SCRANTON AXD W1LKSS-BABRE, PA. MANUFACTURERS 07 Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilars HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY. UentTul Office, SCRANTON, PA FURS! FURS! CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP. KSgo&sittaB iaaiii si; "bT French Coney Capts, 18 iucii'-s Astrakhan Qipw, " Astrakhan Capet, " Atxruklir.n Oftpet, " Dyed upoaran t'apm " Monkay ('aju-B, " Monkay Capos. " Nat. ottur rpi, " Nat Ottor ',ipi, " KrinmiiT Capos, " BoavesCnpoti " Nutria Capos, " Seal or Persian Capos " Alufka Sil Cup-s, " Austin Bool Capos, " (link Papas. " Brown Itarwn Capes " deep. .S . 4 .' U . B . K . Ill . Ml . Zi !- '? . ;v , M . Oil Fashion I i S M Sov. M 'l US m CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP Astrskhnn Capet, -J luilios dwp. Rnlti' Bet Cnpn " . Bloatrla fsi Qftpcs, " j FxtUOb Coney Qsptt. " . Mink Capet, . Brown alarisn Capes, " . ntoukcy C ' ; 1 1 - " , .f!0 HO . I!) Ill . 1,1 III . II (11 . bo i n . fill (HI . 'J51I0 10$ Lackawanna Avenue and 400 and 402 Lackawanna AAenue. Highest Cash Frices Paid for Raw Furs. Repairing Fnrs a Specialty, WATCHES DIAMONDS JEWELRY SILVERWARE SPECTACLES EDWIN G. LLOYD 423 Lackawanna Avenue, m son 1 Last Few Days 1 CM Uf M At the Sale of the a Walter's Dry Goods Stock DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY. i PRICES LOWE 1 THAN EVER! Zm M ?Ull)lllllIiyIIIIIIHIilHIIllllllillFiniiliHliHllillllllliiyililNllilE!lllUIUIlillllhA ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH DSicioua, mild ouoar ourtsnxa absolutely puhe HAMS. LARD. EVERY HAM AND PAIL OF" LARD BRANDED. THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA HE DUTHEIL STUDIO 315 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 BY THB 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 CHAltaK. i.aiim sivr.i: ot vrasuu rnOU t.(0 ui'wauu. Worktnantnlp Rii&rnutc.i, Framos 'M ptf cent, lets thnn regular prlci. 1 UL'lliKIL, Artht.