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THE SCItANTON THDJUNE-SATUIiDAY MORNING. MAHCH. 10. 18JK.
F. E. WOOD,
rcBMnnrn daily and wmiu.v in BCRAR
ton. Pa., ur Thk TuiBUKI I'LULibUi.so
NEW VOIIK OFFICE: TltmnNS BOILDIRO,
FnANK 8. Hhay. Manaciek.
IWrrrci at the rnttofflce nt .Vrunfrnt, Pa.,
errvntt Clau Hail Matter.
1 HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, MARCH 10, UN.
T blood aMMMMl mortyit to Miuuiri'O
toiWiw ft IIU iftrf vf rtai rommmul t"j uwii
In the letter In wbinb Congitsstnan
Ilnriphy announced tiio rueignation from
Tammany hall, oerur sentiments
Whlob, In view of the Trojan ontftgt,
Hpponr almost prophetic. Foi example,
witness tbia : "Om effort to prevent
our political enemies from interfering
with honest elections should bt nreftt
and aa esrnest in our own political
household and tlv ballot should be
Riiarded from all danger of uvery
kind, We mint not neglect to lmUt
on it that the man in our rank who
arranges or encourage colonization,
false registration, illegal voting, or
false returns, or who. baring the re
sponsible position of lender, purposely
elos hi eyes while such practice are
goins on and afterward crowd honor
on the evil doers, shall be notified in
DO uncertain tone thai there la no place
for hitn in our party. Otherwise we
travel uuder false color mid our fel
low'citiatna, with truthfulness, will
charge us with want of honest purpos.
It is ouly a small handful of men who
favor corrupt elections, and these are
men who have BO real love of country,
who have never appreciated the value
of citizenship, who look upon theea
cred right of suffrage only as some
thing to be bartered and sold, and who
imagine they see in such shameful
traffic either ;in easy wiv to politic!
importance and preferment or a cer
tain way to perpMuite their power."
No one who knows anythlug about
the inner workings of Tturniny poli
tics, whether practiced imiaediatelv in
New York city or imitated iu Bufflo,
Albany or Troy- or the facile copyist
of Tammany methods, will seriously
maintain that the moral responsibility
of such men as C'roker and Murpuy
ends limply at "purposely closing their
eyes" while billot staffing and eleetoial
outrages are going on. Their partici
pation in crime against the suffrage is
more than negative; it is offensively
nud -aggressively poitive. Taeir sin
ere sin not of omission, bnt of con
mission. They actively plot toe
scheme which their henchmen earry
into obnoxious execution; an 1 if they
are, in thx'majority of cases, too can
ning to t.ike person il part in the dirty
work taat carries with it serious risks
of public exposure and condemnation,
they are none too scrupulous to enjoy
to the full limit the profits of such ras
cality and to make it the capital of
their political bar'er and sale.
No self respecting D.-rnocrat can af
ford to appear in the role of apologist
for the Crokers and the Murphy of
the Democratic party, for tin simple
reaion that, to leave all consideration
of morality ont of the question, these
men are the worst foes the Dem
ocracy can possibly hav- Apolitical
organization can fight a fair and honest
opposing organizition with a confi
dence born of it known numbers,
strategy, discipline and strength. Bat
no party can rest secure while the high
places within its own ranks are filled
by unconscionable mercsnariss, a ready
to drive the dagger home into the backs
of the rank and file, shonli that course
suit their selfish purposes, a toplnnge
It, in open and creditable struggle with
the common political enemy. Fr-irn
the very nature of things, a leadership
that is buiidedon intrigue, crime and
flsgrant branch of trust cannot cohere.
It is inevitable that it shall some time
crnmble and disintegrate tnrongii
sheer force of intrinsic c.rrnptness.
FooiUh is th party that jeopsrls its
cause fcy rt liance npon suc i sand-bonn 1
Kin'Dnehi to those in real misfor
tune ii very rarely a losing investment.
I.v the city of Washington there is
in operation a system of electric trolley
cars which convey its motive power
by means of underground wires. The
system is said to give general satis
faction, as regards both cnaanness ari l
safety. When an eUctricil ompany
any that trolley pole and wires are
indispensable it evidently draws an
That i-enn y-hkr-I'.'ji.'.mj dnty on su
gar prfCHptibly sweetens the prospects
of the sugar trust.
THE TRAMP EVIL.
An instructive inrilent is reportel
In Pittston. A telegrapher, W. J.
Hepburn, in the dnsk of evening, was
returning from work across the Lacka
wanna railway bridge that spin the
Knsquehanna river. He was suddonly
confronted, in the darkneu, tiy three
auspicious looking characters, who
separated in order, asitsoemod, t let
Hepburn pass. One moment later
Hepburn was (truck on tlie bead by a
Mont imtrument and fell full length
acroi the railway tie. His three as
sailants next kicked him viciously in
the head and wero about to cast him
into the river below when, by a desper
ate effort, be regained cousclousuosi
and freedom, and ontran his pnrsners.
The only explanation given for this
tiuprovoked attack Is that it was the
work of part of a gang of tramp i who
.iad been enenmpsd on Everhart's
island, their motive being robbery.
We have heretofore alluded to
similar lawlessness in Monroe county,
due to destitution among stranded rail
way construction hands recontly Im
ported from the South. L iter informa
tion from the scene of the Tannersvllle
conflict conveys the intelligence that
these obnoxious pmnlless prowlers
will be forcibly di ported at the
county's expense. Whether this shall
be done or not, it is obvious that
merely shifting the location of our
peripatetic criminal classes will not
decrease their pronoaess to crime nor
do much to eliminate the tramp evil
that bas lately grown so conspicuous
in all part of the United States.
When in the very centers of popula
tion it becemes unsafe for citizens to
venture forth after nightfall, without
takiug precautions for sjlfprotection,
it is obvious that tho subject of tramp
extermination, whether viewed from
humanitarian or mob law stand
points, demands instant attention.
TBI TninrsE W not prepared to sny
how this problem shall be met. The
circumstances of individual emergen
ces vary too greatly to permit of safe
generalisation. Regularly constituted
authorities, however, need to be
spurred to the fullest extent of practi cal
activity, and, if necessary, re-in-forced.
Agencies of charity are not
yet prepared to abate their energies in
providing work for those who will.
The good, old, patrlarchial custom of
personal chastisement lor insolent
mendicants has its attractive point ns
a means of correction. Another alter
native presents itself in the schools of
reformation which philanthropic pen
ologists are establishing in many places.
Whether or not these remedial will bo
sufficient is for the public itself to de
cido. Be that nt it may, the tramp
evil has of late attained proportions
demanding careful and earnest con
sideration ; and the sootier this problem
it thus ituditd by our people, tho
quicker will it yield to tho attention
that society mutt eventually pay it.
pulsive they thus make themselves ap
pear. The other fourth are candidates
for separate sties.
At the tame time it is only jnit to
remind tho ood women of l'ailadel
phia, who have thus taken np tile bat
tie. for decency in public placos, of an
other evil crying aloul for quiet re
proof. Wo ndvr to the mUtalcuti fond
ness which many Intelligent woman
make a practice of conspicuously x'nl-
Uing tor chewing gum and frowsly pug
lege. To tee a real pretty woman wast
ing her gracious energies upon n bunk
uf chemically disintegrated gum boot
or beslobbering the snaky nostril of an
ugly pot canine with drooling kisses it
almost enough to drive the rational
male to expectoration of the most oo
abolish the one crime and the other
will tuke care of itself.
tjNDSH TBI senate bill, tho revenue
tux on cigarettes is reduced one-half,
but the undertaker's tax remains the
It is timk
organ to give
day of rett.
for the local Democratic
Postmaster Vaudllug on
Its abuse mill is working
It DJ a curious commentary on the
kind of justice dispensed in Murphy
ism'a court that a mas meeting of
Troy oiUltQf, whose chairman was a
miuitter, should feel it necessary to
petition Governor Flower for n special
court, to be presided over by a judge
of undoubted integrity, with n view to
apprehending aud puuisliiug the slay
er of Robert Ross. When the taint
of bossism reaches into the common
courts it is time for citizens, lrrespsc
tive of party, to pause and deliberate.
Tue forty-cent dutv on bituminou
coal is still low enough to make posi
b!e cnt per cent profits for the Whit
St NAT OR HILL'S WORK.
L'pou more than one occasion David
1). Hill bas exhibited a 1 mental grasp
of putdic questions which entitles him
to rank among the great possibilities of
American politics. It has, however,
been hi misfortune too often to sink
the statesman In the politician ; an I to
devote to the fabrication of cunning
and wonderful mechanisms of political
extortion talents that, properly exercis
ed, would place him well toward tho
front rank of great American public
A new instance of this occasional
elevation of character is supplied in
the successful fight wnich Ssnator Hill
bas waged against the economic mm
trosity which, as it left the house, was
neither protection fish nor free trade
fowl, bnt a combination of both that
had all the faults and none of the
merits of either. His insistence npon
a tariff bill which should create
revenne was a straightforward
vindication of the Democratic platform
pledge. The pledge itself my have
been an nuwise one Republicans be
lieve that it was. They believe that
revenne collection can be successfully
united with the necessity of protecting
American industry: they believe, in
itber words, that In order to raise
funds for the conduct of governmeut it
is not necessary nor is it patriotic to
give competing countries the free ben
efits of our valuable home markets,
nor to degrade home labor to foreign
Nevertheless, a a matter of political
honesty, the Democratic party, having
declared for a revenue only tariff
shonl 1 adhere to Its declaration, and
Senator Hill'e action in blockading the
effort to dodge that responsibility i
one of the few instances in his check
erea career which evinces a proper
conception of the validity of party
platforms in the determination of pure
iy partisan policies. The two particulars
in which his coarse is erroneous ure
first, in its failure to recognize the su
pertor claim of the American working
man and manufacturer upon American
legislation, at contrasted with the claim
of the foreigner, and secondly, in itt
false conception that this obligation to
tbe American people should be bounded
by party lines. He errs in his con
ttntion that tne prosperity or oar
country is an exolusive concern of any
one party, ending the very moment
when that party shall have b"cn re
tired from powor. This latter plan of
tatesmansliip is yet above and beyond
him. But for that matter, few states
men of either party have reached it In
- - .
Kvkiiy INTIKVIIW of Mr. Hoveroig
i a fresh vindication of Mr. Powderly.
In a m it which Dr. O'Malley, of
Wllkts-Barre, has brought against tbe
borough of Parsons for 10,000 damages
suetainol by reason of a defective
street we have a common exempli
fication of the folly of that false muni
ctpal economy which neglects to make
small expenditures in roadway repairs,
and thereby leys itself liable to large
expenditures in litigation and judg
ments. Penny wise is ever pound fool
ish where human safety Is jpopirdod.
paign seems to have died very close to
TWO CURRENT CRIMES.
Upon written OOfflplelottO the Phila
delphia branoh of tho Women's Na
tional Health Protocttvi association
formal resolutions will be sent to tho
managers of tho Qnlor City's delight
ful cross-to v. . horse cars protesting
aualnst the vicious male practice of
expectorating on the floor. Tho good
members of this ostuemed feminine or
ganization may be assured of the re
sptctful sympathy of nine-tenths of
the human race.
Nothing is viler nnd more abomin
able; nothing more abruptly lowers
tho masculine lord of creation in the
eyes of bis iissociato lords, nut to speak
of the ever critical ladles, than to see
the adult occupant of a public vehicle
spnrting saliva nnd tobacco infusion
where it offend tho eye and jeopardt
tbe cleanliness of the other ocoupants.
Three-fourths of this spurting is done
by men who are unconscious how re
In DB01DIHQ recently that pedestrians
have the right of way at street oorners
tbe coroner of Philadelphia called at
tention to a legal point that is too fre-
lueutly overlooked by drivers. It bat
been Jhold repeatedly by conrtu that
when a pedestrian is Injured through a
Irivor' carelesnei, he can rtcovor
damages. More frequent prosecutions
might have a wholesome restraining
l'nu Pim.AiiKi.ruiA Record cannot
forgive the Ssuate for putting a duty
on coal; aud, considering the kind of
duty it is, we eauuot uiuuli blame the
m i. mi
THE MAN OF THE HOUR.
The mauifesto of tho Parnellites, dis
avowing faith in the Uoteliery cam
let will surprise nobody, although it is
unfortuuate. The Parnellitet, under
the leadership of John Redmoud, have
chosen to ( ccupv a guerilla attitude,
which would naturally preclude a close
alliance with the administration of an
Knglish peer who, from all accounts,
appears to regard certain iMigusti re
forms as deserving of at least equal
consideration with the iiuestiou of
Nevertheless, it is the general con
census of students of the Irish problem
that homo rule must conn through
uvolattou rather than revolution; from
sense of its justice, prevalent umoug
the majority of Englishmen, rather
than as a token of submission to su
perior force. Tho inevitable tendency
of the Liberal tarty is toward a rec
ognition of Ireland's equal right with
England to autonomy in locil alTiirs;
it cannot deny to ouo island a reform
which it concedes to be fair and proper
Americans, somehow, have faith in
Lord Rosebery and faith also in his as
sociates. It seems to them that he is
the logical premier, next to Gladstone;
the man to whom nil circuinstanoes
point us being ths requisite champion
of tho coming revolt of the English
middle classes against the useless and
obsolete peers. If he can bring success
to this great. battle in behalf of popular
government, there will remain little
doubt of the ultimate triump'a of self
government at applied to dofraudod
Under a democracy, ignorance may
rnle for a time, but the real force that
vitalizes gooi government Is not the
density of the masses, bnt the cour
age and Integrity of those who dare to
The stiiinoinu of electrical cables
along onr streots proceeds stoadily
every day, but not a word is said by
tbe telogmp i and telephone compini es
about burying their wires. Must
arsument in this matter bj reinforced
by actual force'.'
Not a BTLLaBLI of comment has
tppeared in Colonol Slngerly's nble
journal in relation to ths Troy riots.
Indeed, its nrtistic pllenco may be
said to equal any other journal's most
The snnusl subscription price of tho
"Forum" Ins te en reduced fro n five to
thren dollars. Tuts will bring within
reach of a Itrge number of readers one
of the beBt of our American iiiagezines.
The reduction of Cosmopolitan from
three dollars to one dollar and a half
Iihh greatly increaHad the circulation of
that periodical and made it in every re
spect a popular magazine.
Thore is probably no novelist of the
prosent day who holds the favor of the
masses as Marie Gondii, author of
"Wormwood," "Vnndnttn." and "Ro
mance of tho Two Worlds " Her lat's!
production, "Barabhaa," is probably
her most praiseworthy work and has
had a very friendly reception at the
hands of lovers of fiction. The plot is
laid in tho Holy Land during tho life
of Christ, and many New Testament
characters take prominent places In
the romance, which u unusually fascin
Poetry" is ono of the goo 1 ones. It Is
most vsl liable us an evening companion
or a work of reference, and has long
since become standard. It is now in
its twenty seventh edition, a wonderful '
record for n hook of its nature Its
author is ilonry T. Co.itos, senior mem
o-rot the enterprising firm of 1'orter
H Luates WHO publish tho work.
l lio recent death of Mrs, Margaret
Thackeray, wife of the great novelist,
recalls the eventful life of that famous
author. AllbotUh Thsckerav in many
tenses was not the most popular novel-
1st of the century ; yet. In most points
from a literary standpoint, he is con
sidered tho tniHHt to human nature and
most conscientious of contemporary
writers of fiction.
His llrokeu Sword'' i a novel of
strong dramatic interest and of high
literary value, conscientiously written.
it is truly an American story. Winnm
Louise Taylor Is tho author, and she
pONsi-sses a rare gmilus and manifold
abilities as a story writer. The book
i beautifully printed and artistioallv
hound. It i published by Stone v
William Watson tbe talented, elms
leal English pout and quondam nspir
nut for the honor of laureate, i again
suffering from bit old malady. It is
u n fortunate for Mr. Watson, hit
fi lends and bis many admirers of his
genius, a ho Is a poet of wonderful
irlglnalltT. ureat force and peculiar
"A llundlo of Light" is a unique
little story which has run through
several liuglieh edit ions and met with
high favor among American readers.
Tho author is John Oliver Ilobbcs
(Mrs. Craigie). who has long since, made
her repntation as a fascinating story
Eugene Field, the popular Chicago
humorist and poet, has just bud pub
lished a new voluino of western stories.
This book will bo eagerly sought after
by a host of his ardent admirers us
well as a large number of new readers
Mr. Field is one of thoju very accept
able but rare uuthors who improve
with acquaintance The now volume
entitled "Tho Holy Cross," is a beauti
ful worK ofurt as a book. It comes
from the press of Stone & Kimball.
Mrt. Sarah Tyson Rorcr, author of
the well known "Mrs. Rorer's Cook
Hook." is n native of Pennsylvania, but
tiss tpnt most of her life in New York,
her home for many years being in Buf
falo. For five years she hns been at
work on a valuable book entitled ''Diet
for the Sick." She is nlao editor of
' Household News," which is still in
tbe first year of it existence, and to
which she is conscientiously devoted.
'How to Know Wild Flowers" is a
book full of interest to those iuterest-
od in flowers, and especially to stu
dents of botony nt this time of venr.
Mrs. William Starr Dnnn, the nuthor.
s fully master of thesuhject nnd knows
now to mak It interesting to her read
ers, lhe book has a verv larire sale
and has met with favorable comment
Tiny were talking aboqt the vanity of woman, Bad one of Hie tew ladle present under look a de
fence. "Of course," suiii sin-, ,(i admit tbe women are vain and men arc not Why," she added with a
gianoe around, "the neoktie of the handiomait mm in the roa n is even now up the back of his collar,"
and she smiled for every man present put his: hand np to the back. of his neck, That proves it. Wo
being men arc no exception. What wo arc vain of, however, is this: Uuin able to offer
inducements Like These at Our SPECIAL SALE of
Corset Cover3 at 9s, 20c, 29c, 35c, 49c, 69c, 63c.
Chemise at 19c, 25c, 49c, 63c, 75c, 85c, 98c.
Drawers at 19c, 26c, 29c, 49c, 59c. 63c, 75c.
Skirts at 69c, 67c, 85c, $1.23, $1.49, $1.73.
Gowns at 49c, 59c, 73c, 85c, 98c, $1.23, $1.49.
All our KarmentH art) cut full, well and fashionably made and neatly trimmed.
During this sale we will offer a lot of Ribbed Silk Underwear which formerly Eold at 81.7 .'f, now
slightly counter soiled, at B8o,j and the perfect torments of Silk in a lower grade at 59c,
We. will also introduce the bed. numbers in the following makei of Corsets Prima Djnna French,,
If. and d. Warner's and Ferris Waists,
.Silk and (lashinere Tea (owns, by one of the best uuker.s in the country, of which we have the cx
oIp 've agency, and will be a specialty with us.
Your Attention Is Asked to Our Present
bpecial Prices in Muslin Underwear will prevail only from Saturday, March
24th. Any numbers sold out during the sale cannot ba duplicated.
Will buy in the
way of a .... .
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A favorable ulsn of th timet it ths
Incriiann of tlio iiumbtr nt good maa
ni'M nn'l nn nnimmlly lnri(8 Inoroate
in thiir circulation. Hiirpsrn, (!n
tiirv and Sorlbntr'l ar Mill enlnrKini;
their olronlstloa at a turpriHinx rti,
mill Cosmopolitan, MaOlnro'sand Mun
try'H ure alto meetlnc With uiiinunlly
gratifying m Ttio mm, ile
um ml bttr oonWaportry litorature
than tlioy did flvo or ovon throo years
Maarten Miurtenu, thu cslobratdd
Dutoh novslitt. who ufrotii "(iod'H
I' od and "Joott Avollnli ," hl In
crtiis'id hi iilrcii'lv Krnnt impnluritv bv
Ills third ttory, "'lh (truatar Ulory,"
whono MibtUle Is A Story or Hih
Life," In rsvicnvinij this rumiio) tho
I'hilndMphia l'i in uloiluif hivi
"lh" I mi ''Ii iiiHBtur Ins mirlrsyml It
with a touch of true unnim. Tho Htory
U hill or color mill ilriiui til" HituntioiM
delicately wrought ont " We ooniidu
It xuptrior In m my w iy to oitlur of
his provlom Itorlet,
Thoss who nr mid 'r tlin Imprmioti
th.it literature N n wull paying (irofin
llOQ will bj tnrprlssd to learn that
Louise Imogen Ouluoy, a po.iuUr Nw
Uniduud authored, a fow woeki ito
was appointed p oatmistrsai of htr na
tive town. MNi Guiiioy not o.ily ac
cepted that appointment, but vim voty
dfsirous of hsvini; tho pasltion.
iooi encyriop ieuia or poetry are
rare. Tbe "Fireside Eucyulopuedia of
If Ht Dotsn'r, Kn Oug-ht To.
w nndcr if Qrnbam doesn't ofton feel
sorry tuat no noppeal
Victors Mercereau & Connell
Europeill PlaA tffttOltSt Ilnr Rtt mhM
Urpot for llergner A Bugert TsnuhieuH il
N, E. Ck WW nnd Flltal Wk
Most flteintgs (or renMnnt ot N Peon
tjlvsida All eoaveolenoss for tmTeisrt
In vi from Hi "il l Htreot !!' n and tho
OwrUth mill Market Mr"t hUtton. l)e
tlrnlilo for vlnltlnii SorHiitoulitiui aad i"
lit in ttiu Antliracttn ltonlou.
T J. VICTORY,
EDWIN G. LLOYD
423 Lackawan:ia Avenue.
With the New Valves
Out of Sight
Our new bicycles are now
to be seen at our 314 Lacka
wanna avenue store.
And a full line of Boys' and
Girls' Wheels. We are mak
ing extremely low prices on
a07 LACKAWANNA AVENOU
Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Novelties.
314 Lacka. Ave.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WIKT,YATKKM A N w FRANK-
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents for Crawford's Peru ami
Hack's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
Stationers nml En(T.,vcra.
ni7 LACKAWANNA AVE
Ice .'. Skates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
rnto of ONE
CENT A WORD.
FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
Alt kinds Trsth Hsh rsotlvsd
1 miry Btttoktd Hsllbuii
RottcswttV) Ctissnpsks ii.
Qliiurloi! Klvvr Covo unu
loll Sh11 Clrniii, Shrimps
W. H. PIERCE,
PBNN A vil
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS.
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
RUSSELL AND WELLS BROS
WAGON W HEELS
15. 15. SPIKES
WholMkh and retail dMlws' in Wtffonmalnri' anJ Bltoksmitlu'
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
FC'l! ANTON AND WILKKH HARIIK, TA.. SIANUFAl TU HERS O.'
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Offict, KCHANTON. PA
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DEIvICIOUS, MILD SUGAR CUnED ABSOLUTELY PUHE
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
tBR TttBy xhep1likd THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
HE DUTHE1L STUDIO
M HANTON, VX
I IT I
framo Baton to turn out l.ftVI
I mni' f l,'tvoim now ami Chrrit
ninn. 1 wimi toHiiuouno totho pnh-
llt'tllHt I will iiiuko . .
CKAYON POBTKAir ,-oiil Irom
nnv muUl n ABSOLUTKLi FREK or
LATUM' BTVLKH of FRAMK8 WIOM
3.nO Cl WAltll.
Frsmt'tt o0 ; r ccut. lu than regular pri
E. DUTUBILi ArtUt.