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THE SC1t ANTON THIHUNE-Fii aDaY MORNINO. MARCH 1G. 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
rcnusnrn daily ami WBBKLV is Ktiux
ton. PA., UY tUU TMIBOHI I'dbushimi
New Your Oman Thiiion Bmi.niNn,
FnANK S. (llWY. Ma VAftEll
IVrrrd at the IMaJlM at Scronton, 'a.,
Srroni-Clusi .Vail Matter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON. MAKl'l! Hi, ISiU.
Now lot oviry inperflaoni poli oouh
down nt onoo, without waiting for u
MCOIld tliriat of i lux
Ir Tiir. editor of Mm Benratoa Tim
hnil trtkfn tlx trouble to rend Thi
Trihvne's loot) report of the tax com
mittee hearing, he would have found
that the sal mianee of Mr Pktoe'l
ipeeoh ftTOflug thi dollar pole tax
wm toonnitolj reprodooed. Tue Tlnee
editor seems raihur to hv preferred
not to be eiub.irrtje.l by mir facte.
To decision of Mm ChrlotUn ntaltv
ter of Sorenton to Inangurate a oaoYe
maut fjr better Sunday oneeiTanoe
will b welcomed by all honeet belief
era in law ani order. Many aluc
bare dereloped looailr wltb rtrotot to
the Saoday itatntea whlob pat 8oraa
tou iu a (alee light before Tisitow ami
do an Injoitioe to too larger portion of
inr own ottiienahip, No one will con
tend, for instance, that the jire.it maw
of SorantonitM ar pSrpOMl; or even
conaotooeli antasonUtle to Uw. They
have as proouu.l a restwt for the v
m spirit of the various itatnte against
gacibiiuf. illicit liquor selliu and the
many other common forma of
IhosghUeM or malioioni rloe aa hu
any like oommaoltjr aoywhere. They
would uot, it the matter was properly
called to their atieutioa. remain for
long in an attitn'.e of apparent
indifference to th Us phasee of
law administration wir.-'h, by
alow aoenmnlation, do not look
so palpable to them at they aposar in
the anprnetioed eyes of o bear rant v. si
tors. Undoubtedly amah of the odium
into which the anthracite region ha
fallen in the eatimation of outside crit
ios oaa) he traced to this looseness in
Sunday otservmee w;u;h. while fa
miliar and alm.st iaofensiv to thos.
accostomed to it from birth, nevurtlu
less looks bai to those wr.) view i:
nisncderstaliaily from a distance.
Ovrlook;n.:, bwc.iaae haying no chance
t-1 JStimste, the great cordiality, liber
ality and gcod-beartedness of onr peo
ple, they come abruptly to the false 1
cocclasnn that we ars a community cf j
chronic lawbreakers and pr.ceed to
sire ns a correspondinsly low rating j Pennsylvania
in the social scale , whereas, if they
covid enter iz.lj into the spirit of oar
customs this asperity of criticism w-juli
give wey to more chariubis sympathy
ies on the Sunday teller, the violatora
of holiday laws and the keepera of on
lioeuaed groggariea If, while they are
doing this, they should bo helping
along the law and order movement of
the ministors of Soranton, it will not
bo ik thing which either need regret
Lynch law is always in.iuitiee, no
mntter how just it muy seem.
It WOULD coat iliti oleotru-nl com-
ptnlea wry little mom to do away
with overhead wires and to nse curb
tone conduita instead, than it costs
then now to group llieir wires into
awkward nnd ugly cables and to keep
these cables in repair, The polo nnd
cross bar nuisance must go.
The oppermoataentlment iutpired by
the BtrottdlVurg lynching yesterday la
not one of pity lor the vijtim, he be
ing, according 10 ail lbs evidence, n
villein who well deserved his fate, It
is rather one of regret that the orderly
procitisei of the law were not first given
a fair U'st before it was decided to
make this mad resort to the passionate
tribunal Of BOb justice. That there
were extenuating circumstances of
great gravity, so far as the wrath of
the populace concerned the ptroOQ ol
the Qseing I'o. vo i. is readily admitted.
Pnryea'e crime had been esoeptlonally
brutal, coarse aud Inhuman. A u aged
oonple had been shot by him, coolly,
deliberately and with absolutely tie
provocation, his solo aim being to se
oure ivsseasiou of a small sum of eou
But there is nothiug In evidence to
prove that the courts of Monroe county
would have failed in their duty toward
Christian l-'.hler's burly assassin. Ttiey
had been aoeordad noohanee to ihow
either competency or loooupotonot.
They were brushed aside by the mob as
of mall concern compared with its
own unnatural appetite for blood; aud
not satisfied with this excess of animal
ism, the lynchers added insult to in
jury brOUttini the fatal rope iutJ little
pieces, tor preservation as mementoes,
aud strove, as we are told, like hende
to got Krape of bar. from the tree
that served as Poryaa'a impromptu
The entire Incident is nauseatingly
llsgrscefuL Notadetail of it breathes
the spirit of justtco or of deliberation
I was a crime crowned by a crime, and
the crown is worse, if anything, than
:Ue rotten deed it cover?. When lime
shall have cooled the bounding pulses
ot these amateur Uonroe county hang
men they will bo assailed by shame and
regret for this uaholy, this unmanly
deed. They will viw with deep hu
miliation the conspicuous share they
took in bjiagia; oiium on a law-abiding
peo ple. And they will slink off in
anntterable dissatisfaction with their
bloody work, if. indeed, they do not
receivs aa even ait) pablio punishment.
Liw is not readv to abdicate in
But there are other persons than
ministers who shoull unite to eipjdite
this uecessiry movement. Incoagru-c-.s
SS ::may appear to name the two
classes i SS)Sh CtOSS juxtaposition, the
licensed loci I retailors of malt aal
apirituona liquors ought to occupy no
laggard's place ia the efforts to viaii
cate law and order. We do not expc:
this assertion to escape sharp critieism
We do not forget the, existence in
Iscrantoa of earnest men who view in
very vender of alcoholic stimulant a
direct incarnation of Bstsaic impulse
wholly beyond hope. Nevertheless,
we are preoared to maintain, before
aii;,rjju iiced and impirtial jurors,
that it is the duty of the liq Ml dealers
themlve to work anouller to
shoolder with the ministers ani toe
constables in a coacirte! e:T jrt to p-o-
mots honest Uw oaeervance. And I
why ? Ars they not escu forced by the
Itats to psy $300 for the nrivilsge of !
pnrsnmg their business? Is it not to
tneir direct pecuniary gain to have
tnis business continus 1 under the reoog
nition aud with th lease 1 aanction of
tnelaw? But if they do not themselves
put form sincere eff jtt to oretarve the
law, how can they expect to stem tne
rising sentiment whim disapproves of
the license system altogether and
Which WOOid x'.arminte their basi
nets utterly? Again, why should the
respectable retailers tie forced to pay
the large prios salted hy thi state for
its legal protection if they are not
afterward to get tnat promised protec
tior.? And, if they do not have anv
alternative but to pay ths priOS, why
f'.o they not co-operate to insist upon
getting what they pay for, which is to
eay, freedom from illegal competi
tion? Whether this quest. on Is viewed
In its relation to ethics, or eimply to
vuigar dollars and Otnts, thi conclu
aion is 1 lenthal in either case that 1 1
is the duty of thoas liceassd retailers
who really believe they are engage 1 in
a legitimate business and who are will
ing that the UOSSM law shall be en
forced to its strictest letter, provided
the enforcement be impartial, thorough
and uniform, to enter heartly and earn
estly into this coming campaign for
law and order.
The aj proviso, though, is Impor
tant. It ia fair. It ia just. There
should be a general move nil along the
line, and not b aingling out of one
place or another, In the manner of
blackmailing constables or detectives
The remark mado upon this anhjiot by
n local retailor yesterday deserves
thought lie eaid: "I psy $100 f,,r
license and I wat.t $500 of protection
from it. I would much rather d .
my place on Sunday than to keep it
open. I would much rather observe
nil the detaila of tho license law than
to overlook one of them. WbyV Bl
cause if I do the law will last longer
nnd I can remain in business longer. Tint
I cannot afford to pav $-100 license
money for a year of U0O business days
nnd yet be compelled to competo with
n man next door who sells to customers
885 days each year for the same
price. It Isn't business." Bat it is busi
ness fur the reputable dealer to com
bine with his reputablo brother dealer
and prosecute thelaw breaker. And that
is just what the reputable retailers of
this city should do. They should form
r mutual protective association, pledge
each member to honest law observance
and open up their concentrated batter-
Is DZCIDIIia to secure B. Fay Mills to
or ach to them during Dr Taimage's
absence, ths Brooklyn Tabernacle con
gregation raiy yet be led to wish that
the original resignation had resigned,
Selun KJ Tiis right to deface pablii
streets it $1 each defacement is no",
guarding the interests of the people. It
is trading them away.
President W. W. Scranton' offer to
sell the plant of the Electric Light and
Heat compsoy to the city of Scran ton
for $o0,000, the municipality to assume
payment of principal and interest on
the company's $'JOO,000 outstanding
5 Der cent debenture bonde comes iu
the nature of a surprise, but is evi
dently meant in gool faith and is en
titled to serious consideration. It is
fot the citizsns of Scranton, through
their representatives in couucll. to say
what answer snail be made, and t
this en la frank discussion is advised
As a rnle it is safe to confine the
buainesa of municipal g jvernmsnt to as
few and simple functions hs are con
sistent with the general welfare, thus
leaving large latitude to individual en
terprise, jolgmsnt and discretion
There was a flurry in'favor of rnnriio
Ipll paternalism a few years ago
Every Bellarnyite in the country and
many who were mentally drifting in
that direction grew vociferous in de
manding city ownership and control of
nearly uvery kind of private industry
Bit many of the exprlrnnts begun
While R ationallam was thi fad, failed
finally lamentably to fnlfill eXpCOtS
tions, nnd B-illaravisin itself ran its
course an1 dropped ont of view.
The presnt proposition, howovor.can
seircoly be claasified ni a Ballnmyitu
scheme. The plant in question has
long been til successful operation. It
haa.npori n private footing, been nut on
a solid ba.is, and with the city inter
eeted in its management and dally
creating new business for it, there ia
difficulty in p-rceiviug why it should
not be fairly satisfactory municipal
Ustituti on. Ita purchase by lee city
would at least put an mi l to all QOSSr
lelnty ns to the truth or falsity of as
serted overcharges for atrent lighting
under the present system. And It
ighta also, nfTird a neat and wimble
insight into the interior financial work
ings of corporations xornatliues thought
by the uninitiated to be literal mints of
The tlfflS for dlHcussleii in now open.
What do tho cillziris siy'f
Ii l . NO argument in favor of liar
phyism. McK triolein, f'rokerism ami
SliQidiauism to nay that sometimes H
pnblioan beams are also corrupt. The
duly of good citizenship is to purify its
franchise, let the chips full wuere they
Governor Flower, from Tain in any
atBndpoint,is unDardoiiably awkward In
his efforts to flounder from under the
terrlblo responsibility of hie ibarslo the
murder of Robert Hose, The governor
tries to brush aside his connection with
tlmt tragedy by the commonplaoe com
ment thns it ie "absurd" to charge 4 the
crime to his failure to sign .the non
partisan election inspection bill. Then
be ndds: "T have sent for Mayor-elect
Molloy, and have told him that the
boitoui of the Troy nffitr must be
reached, no matter who suffers by the
exposure. He has promised me to do
all in his power to nl l in bringing the
guilty ones to justice. If I find that
that there is a deposition to shield
anyone or drop the matter, 1 shall take
a hand in it myself."
The governor reveals by this awk
wardness that tho tragedy presses
home. Ho is evidently not sufficiently
schooled 111 electoral outrages to view
the present crime with unconcern.
Perhaps it Is not yet too late for him to
repent aud get out of the unenviable
teredos of his blood staiuod masters
odiridnally, lbs gorsrnor lias alwsyi
been reputed a generous mil kind
hearted man. The sooner, th n, ho
shakes otf the ruthless yoke of Mur
phyism and its kindred r dUi s, the
better will it ait upon his OOaSOltBOS
and the sounder will bi Ills llssp Ol
Hut the governor should first of nil
things ascertain tho value of silence.
With talk comes danger. His com
ments already will return to plsgna
him "Absurd", is it, to charge him
with a share 111 the crime,' Then were
the tWSnty-asVCQ Troy ministers "ab
surd'' iu asking him to sign the BOO"
partisan Inspection bill. Then were
they "absurd" lu stating that If lie did
not sign it. If, by his outright refuail
or failure to not promptly, the old
scenes worn re 10 SO ted at tho Trojan
polls, the old crimes committed, the
old thugism perpetrated nnd ap
plauded, hu would be amoral partici
pator iu them, Sttd Would assume
moral retpousihtlily lor whatever
No, Governor Flower, you need not
"lake a hand" in this matter. Yon
hate taken oun already, and It Is n
hand that is stained with a suggustivo
aoqnlesosnos in Murphylsm'a immoral
IF FBI telephone companies are loo
poor to pay the dollar pole tax, or pre
ferable, to bury their wires, why are
they not also too poor to string danger
ous big cables through the heart of the
BY ACT OF CONGRESS.
The fact that the seuate of the Uuited
States, which once stool firm agiasl
threatened attacks upon ttioatability of
our national credit, has at last suc
cumbed to the pernicious principles of
the western Populists comes In the na
ture of a foreseen misfortune. Iu 1S90
the country sowed the storm of fusion
ism and dltCOOtent, and today it is
reaping such a whirlwind as not even
its wisest prophets had then dured to
foretell. Nor is this the end.
Meanwhile, the other nations of civ
IllntiOB are invited to feast their eyes
en the speatacle of an intelligent peo
ple trying to keep a on-third intrinsic
of money upon a parity with money
good for its face value in any mart of
commerce. Meanwhile, the American
people, or that portion of them resid
ing west of the Mississippi river and
dominating tho American congress,
will with yonr kind permission give nn
illustration of how to rSTOltttionil the
multiplication taole, perform uddition
by means of subtraction and add to
wealth by vitiating the umsure of
Mr Cleveland is fortunately nn ob
stinate man. Once upon n time, by
clear dint of that wonderful luck of
bis, he adjnstod his mini to the dimen
sion of nn intense although narrow be
lief in a gold standard. It is generally
Mr. Cleveland's habit, when once he
formulates an opinion, to stick ever
lastingly to it. He has been known to
yield and also to cringe. But not often.
The chances that he will not, this time,
are in the country's favor.
Thus does chance rather than com -mon
sense determine our financial des
tiny. SPRINGTIME AFFLATUS.
BVon will the busy little ll y
Improve tnch shining hour
In Hpeihog just as tunny naps
As celiie within his ower.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The youth whrom best ulrl effects the
And who's faithfully keeping Lent,
lias been living in clover for tour or live
Not a penny upon her lie's spout.
Hut Master ll rurniug, nnd full well hn
He must lend her, or give up his lenun,
A dozen choice nisei, for which he'll bo
Not less than one dollar npior.
In the spring the youn man's fancy
Lightly turns to thoughts of cashi
And he pawns his wlnti r ulster,
Which, in March, In vr rash.
A ( HA NCI-.
A i- -in of passion to him she nddrenaeil,
A firry production which made hi . heart
And lie snyn, as he wears it today on Ills
Tls the best chest Brotecturn man ever
a DgsWuii rout,
llrlm winter now no longer shrouds
The veins nnd BWBBtSlB-TatrSf
Htnrs dip their fn -ns In white clouds,
With lakes for looking glnsns.
WOULD II R WKI.OOMP,
How welcome would thi' llaknlets be
That hurry from the sky,
Uontd we inii, pickle snowballs, nnd
Ooniome then in Jjly,
Oirj DOLLag i -uit.
Taintly sweet, and far nway
As IbSSBMII of theiiHW PaOWD hny,
Oomes the iragrance en (he hree.e,
i if the early l t aw.hor-riea.
Mpofl Ins Visa,
1 1 iiNiHiir.il moor,
lie loll iiis wife, ddseoaragsd, he'd
Ah SOOfl he '.hot ns not.
Then went, mm If to prove It.
And gol, utrnlgblwny. half idiot.
The If Ilk In the riooonnu'.
l'hiiii'i' itiii fese,
The Hiilgnlerage hill Weiihl not. have a
chance but for the bargain made In l" i ; liy
(irover Cleveland's cnmpnlgn managers by
Which the lleitiocrats fused with I'epullsla
snd loflationisis in the west sons to pjoa
up electoral votes In the mining and i'n
cllli: cnast stales. The coalition In costing
tins country dear, and eastern capital Is
paying the ptios,
Itni ilr-m Bublims Nsrvs.
It reimires colossul iuipudenci for the
political pnrty which Is responsible for
Tweed, MuKiuie nnd their gignntio steals
to ntigmatizu ns a tbiof and pauper the
broken-down veteran who draws bis
honest stipend of to 111) u month from
tho public treasury.
Elections JTuot T Pure.
gfSOftaya .'oy e. tValt
Tarifr, silver, taxation the relief of suf
fering are QUeetioos iiwarfed by couinari'
son wilh those which (Iruvesoiid crime,
Troy crime, Buffalo crime and Tiunmiiiiy
ci line have tuised to the front. Against
Hint confederated crime all good citizens
should unite. Among tie .01 party lines
mast dissolve until election! san elect and
Voting cnii vote in tills ItatS and iu Us
Weill Isn't That W hat III Ur
Mouth Chunk 'ni M
The Ncn anton Tumi Mi refers to the
award of a banner to the coaaty showing
the luruest percentage of UepuhllCSB gains
lit tho late election, an I icinuiks that.
"the fortunate coaaty is roek-rlbbed
Northampton, ths horns of that curious
soooomio enigma, Howard Uutchlsr,"
A PeC'pirlaoii of Wisuks.
ir. Iahih tjitihe Dessoemf,
The dlffsrsBOs between the Kesrssgs nnd
the Dsntocrstlr party is that the former is
11 wreck Willi glory altaclnxl to it. while
the latter la a wrsoh with shams ail orsr
I'rscklnrldire EhOOld Holtf i.
IIMAri llarru RsCOnt,
The United Slates congress has evils
enough of a political nature to deal with
It mast not ns tainted with the vices ol
Hu lleeklns or ni own.
.111 efom Leader.
Breckinridge oaghtal to nave any dim
rulty ubout tdackonliig the character of
Miss Pollsrd, lie has plenty of black
ing umt to spare.
Will Weur Thslr Own Uuds.
Men's fashions this spring, owing to the
hard times, will bo little changed. In fact,
they will generally lie the nniuo old hints.
WUhes- Ilarrs BchoSI the Ory.
H lIA ra- gflri I AV COI
Qlvs ns the fenders, gsntlemen, without
delay. They have become necessary nd-
Janots to every well managed trolley sys
tem Dose Thi Refer 10 Blneef
WiXkttBwrt a mm fltffllef.
Men who 1110 loudest shouting ugaiust
trunts do SO to prevent putillu attention
Uutig cnlled to a little cinch or their own.
Thsrs'a Sucli u Buiplcloa All lut.
Atlanta t onttitution.
SjH'.ikiiig of a tarilT for revenue only,
dooiu'l il seem that home of the brethren
nru trying to got the revenue ilrstr
IVfl.r lias Hie Uses.
Chicago ;.'. eordl
Senator Poffsr has accomplished tho feat
of chipping off a fragment Of Senutor
Quay's atony sileace.
Ojur, bin Not Forgottou.
With great presence ol mind the Tam
many chieftains are still maintaining their
absence of body.
Iv tou decide to take Hood's Sarsaps
rilla do not be. induced to buy any substi
tute article, rage UOOOS and only Hood's.
Will buy in the
way of a
OP Tin; must ARTISTIC
From the lending New York
Honses, in connection with our
own designs, next week.
JENKINS & MORRIS,
406 Spruce Street.
EDWIN G. LLOYD
423 Lackawanna Avenue.
MARCH 1G, 1894.
four choioc of throe beautiAil
plot oroB, "Telephone Girl," "De
livering Ohrutnuu Pweenti"
nnd "Maidens Swinging' Send
by until or netBonger or bring
ooupom likr thisof tbroo dlfllu
cnl dales, willi 10 ci nls, slumps
or coin, In
Cor. 1'iiriti Ave. and Hjiruru Ht
GOLDSMITH'S O BAZAAR
For Ladies, Misses and Children.
Ladies Suits and Tea Gowns
Are also daily arriving and an in
spection is invited.
Carpets, Mattings, Rugs, Shades
and Home Decorations
Are some of our greatest specialties. It is conceded that we
are leaders as to Assortment, Patterns and Prices.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WTRT,WATERM AN and FRANK
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agent (or Crawford's Pons and
Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
In Gold and Silver.
Easter "Egg Spoon."
Prayer Book Mark
ers, Easter Book Marks,
Hand-painted Easter Eggs. Silver-mounted
Leather Goods, suitable for Easter Gifts.
Mercereau & Conneil
Stationers and Engravers.
017 LACKAWANNA AVK
HOT LACKAWANNA AV: Ml.
Timothy, Clover and Lawn Seeds.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Best In tho market
Brandt Clay ProductCo
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