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THE SCRAN TON TlilJJUNE I'll I DAY MORNING-. MARCH .'$0. 1894.
f. e. WOOD,
rrnt.lSHKn DAILY AMI W1EKI.Y IN SCRAM
TON, PA., UV TUK 'llClllUNK ! I 1-1 1M1IM,
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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON. MARCH BO, I8M.
Btsbtbody wux won want to know
all about "A Yaukse iu Gray,"
No Respecter of Persons.
Iu its zeal to criticize Scrauton and
Scrantonians, toe Wilkog-lSarrs Rsoord
ins tieu led, possibly by InadsQiuta
reports, into soma very ill-tempered
ai:d unjust stricture with rsferencti to
the local arrests of Uev Mr. uud Mrs.
Riot, the evangelists. We iuote por
tions of the Record's outburst, In ordsr
thu more effectually to exhibit Us in
There must he queer law up in Bcrantou
when tuirlv policemen cm bully nnd hur
ras an Inoffensive aud frlsndlsss woman
because the preaches the iiel of Christ.
There is strange Inconsistency Inthecoutse
juirsufU toward thin woman by k!aor
Connell aud his action during tii .wills
revival iu HcrMton tabernacle some time
ago. Ou that occasion tho mayor Issued a
proclamation eommandlng incorrect: the
proclamation merely requested this; every
business man in the city to olOM hi" doors
Upon u certain day lU order that the ieo
I!e might have au opportunity to attend
the meeting. Tbe proclamation era i;eu
eruhy complied with, alt'ioiigb many of
the merchant! were of different religious
beliefs from that of Bet. B Fay Mill
Now, however, wheu u unknown man
uud woman appeal upon the streets to
preach the same gospel, not so eloqueutly,
no: so learnedly, perhaps, as tbi great re
vivalist, but in a way that the poor aud
lowly can nnderstauJ, they are get upou
by police officers aud hustled off to the
station house iik" common criminal
A moment later, after remarking titat
wiieu Mr. and Mrs. Uic- preached In
WilkSS-Btrre the;r meatingi were qui
et and peaceable, the Record contin
ues: Tbey were not treated as mountebanks
and fakirs because 'hey dared to utter
tbe diviue truths of the Bible upon the
public streets. They were not dragged to
ihe lockup, wbilo the druukaia and the
blasphemer waa allowed to defile streets
with his offensive pretence. Up in Scran
ton, However, it is different. Tne authori
ties of that city seem to have forgotten
that the Savior of mankind did tot seek
th, magnificent temple of the Jews when
He begau His earthly mlsaioo, They evi
dently fall to ri-coiiect that He weat, uot
among the rich and powerful, but ainoug
the pour aud lowly, luculcatiug the divine
trains of L'htistiauity along the highways
and byways. He gathered about Him :ue
common "people, and out under the blue
skies taught tbein the lesson of salvation.
Toe pior street evangelist, Wbo tries to
follow conscientiously in the footateps of
the Master: who brings words ..if hope to
the poor au 1 the friendless who are out of
place in the cushioned pewi of our fash
ionable churches, should be accorded re
spectful consideration iu every Christian
community, but the Pharisee exists now,
lis lie did eighteen hundred years ago, aod
nowhere has be made himself so offensive
ly manifesr. as iu the city of Scraaton dur
ing the past week.
What are tlie facts in this eatti As
d indued at the hearings they are
bri-tiy these : Mr. an 1 Mrs Rice one
week ago, at nightfall, without having
nski-d for a permit, attempted to hold
it street meeting at Wyoming and
Lackawanna avenue?. A crowd col
lected, blockading this, the busiest
corner cf the city. Officer Feeney asked
Mr. Rice not to cause this blocksd, it
being a clear violation of a city ordi
nance. Mr. Rice refused to desist from
his purposed demonstration. OfQoet
Ft-eney teen placed him nad;r arrest,
the prisoner struggling, resisting and
making threats Mayor Cmnsll at
or.ee accorded him a private hearing,
at which Mr, Rica, in response to a
gentlemanly explanation by the mayor
of the ordinance and the officer's duty
in tbe premises, bluiteringiy bale de
fiance to the mayor, the chief-of-police
stsd the whole city governrasnt. He
was then remanded for a further hear
ing, whereupon Mrs. Uice urged him
to go to jail, saying she would con
tinue th) meetings The mayor in
formed her that he would gladly
give her a prmit and detail a spsc
ial r.ffiVr to guard the meetings
provided she would eeUct a placo that
would not interfere with tne public.
He even arranged with I'ostiuasttr
Vandling to enable Mrs Rice to speak
from the Linden street stepi to the niw
federal building and offered her the
protection of an officer, but sue refnsed
both offers, declaring she would pak
"when she please), where she pleased
and at what time she pleased. '' Tbe
eul sequent arrests. have been made iu
pursuance of this wilful !. ,!.- nee
of the law, and u nder the right of 'he
law of 1S9 which rjrmits a police of
ficer to arrest, without warrant, upon
eight any violator of municipal ordi
nances or person guilty of a misdemea
nor. The attitude of both Mr ami
Mrs. Rice throughout has boen one of
superiority to the law and of the deli -auce
to the law's loeal offinors. It him
not at any point been reasonable, con
ciliatory, humble or croditablo.
In tho case of Harker vs. the com
monwealth, appealed from Allegheny
county, the snpreme court of Pennsyl
vania at the May term, 1888, affirmed
the decision of the lower court as fol
lows. ' The streetH are common high
ways, designed for the use of tho pub
lic in passing and repassing, and in
such temporary occupancy as is inci
dental to the exercise of these rights
or necessarily connected with them.
No one has a right to obstruct a public
street by collecting therein a large ni
aemblage of men or buys for the pur
pose of addreising them ,tn 'violent,
loud and indecent languago.' The
common higliway.4 were designed for
no audi pnrpose. If the purposes of
Die meeting be lawful, a suitable place
can bs obtained for it, without ob
tructingthe public in their undoubted
right of passing along their own high
way. The liberty of speech does not
require that the clear legal rights of
the whole community ahull bo violated.
The freedom of the press in as well
deserving protection as the liberty of
peech; but no one, in bis wildest en
thusiasm in favor of the former, has
claimed tbe right to establish printing
presses in the public streets. One of
Hoe printing presses would certainly
do as effectual in collecting a crowd an
the violent harangues described iu
his indictment. The nuisance, in the
one cage, would be quite rospjctable in
its nature und objects compared with
the demoralising character of theothsr.
Dutboth are prohibited by law, us in
fractions of the public right of pas
sage." This decision applies, directly to the
case in question, ami is a sweeping re
buke to that form of public propa
ganda which sels itself upon a pedestal
of contempt for regularly enacted law
and regularly ordained authority. The
liublic streets are the property of the
public, held in trust by the city in or
der that the lights of their owners, the
people, may be preserved mid. protected.
The equal rights ipoken of in the con
stitution of the United Stat"s do not
in can a rlht to one man which, when
iutemperately prtslstsd in, becomes an
injustice to any other man. The lsson
of this present case is of widespread
application ami should receive atteu
Wo dislike to believe that the Chris
tian editor of tho Record, or its two
Christian proprietors, havo been led by
the friendly rivalry existing between
the tWO cities to indulge iu those uu
Obaritnble aud whoilv unwarranted re
marks. Wo prefer to believe that the
itecord has been misinformed ; that it
has not been toldTho difftreuoe be
tween holding orderly religious wor
ship iu a large building specially sot
apart for that purpose, aud holding
mob like convocations iu the middle of
the street, thereby blockading trafUc,
causing great annoyance to business
men and pedestrians and deliberately
violating a plain city ordinance.
The duty of Mayor Counell In this
case has not been a pleasant duty and
he lias certainly not courted tho notori
ety connected with it. But uuleas we
can establish the princ.ple iu equity
that that which is law for one class is
uot law for anothtr; uulsss we can iu
vest in our mayor the power to sus
pend, distort or spam specific enact
ments of the city councils at will, he is
to be commended and sustained iu his
courio by all who believe in uniform
and impartial law enforcement, Mayor
Connell and the city officials had no
quarrel with Mr and Mrs. Kice because
they are por, because they "preach the
gospel to the lowly or because they do
not worship in line temples and amid
luxurious surrounding. What tbey
ask and what they shall insist upon is
obedience to the plain law of tho city
as it is laid dowu in the ordiuance
book; and if wo rend aright the story
of the Divine teacher of N'jzireiu, lie,
too, counselled this.
DROP AKOTHEB free coinage bill into
the ccngrtssioiial hopper and pull out
It is CHARGZO in Philadelphia that
tbe recent adverse report of couueils
against a municipal electric light
plant was due to corrupt practices,
t-uch a charge will not be duplicated
here. The question ii one which the
ptople will themselves discues aud
settle, and there will be no crookedness
Why. SHOULD private enterprise he
inadequate in progressive .Scranton to
the lighting of Scrantou's streets?
Mr. Cleveland's Veto.
Between the lines of tiio president's
Utest message can bo read a direct re
Section of the halting uncertainty and
vacillation that have characterized! ill
tho recent acts of this Democratic ad
ministration. For the first time in
f rover Cleveland's history he is hum
ble. apologetio and deprecatory. Oae
looks in vain for the bold, clear note
which oao wag his pride and boast,
lime and trial and failure aloug many
lines have softened his platitudes,
weakened his woutod obstinacy aud
bent even his groat iinperiousness to
.ue force of circumstances. He is no
longer a demigod, bnt, dethroned and
humiliated, he has become the mere
commonplace man that he was until
quixotic flittery swelled his conceit
aud puffed out ths msasure of hi s
We say this ell the more frankly be
cause Mr Cleveland, in the gist and
burden of his inesgag, has stated vir
tually the case which any honest man
would have stated whose eyes had not
been blinded by the free silver fallacy.
In its general purport the message Is
beyond reprosch, it is In the lame and
halting manner in which its conclusions
havo been reached that we read plain
signs of the idol's downfall and are
permitted to traco the subsidence of the
Cleveland fad. No similur docutneut
ever bore more conspicuously the
marks cf compromise, struggle and
concession. From the first word to the
last it is a aerial story of hedging, trim
mlng and pallutory explanation; ail
the mora glaring hecauss wholly un
necessary. For if ever there were a OS nil which
an executive might b) permitted to
plead with ringing and resonant cm
nhnsis; if eter there wers n cause
which might jiiatify the swift direct
uesi of a magnificent imperialism that
cause is the oame of a sound and honest
dollar. The Riand bill to ootn the
seigniorsgs wai in conception, growth
and routumpUted tffeot a bill to open
the flood gates and to let In the deluge,
it was part of as groat a conspiracy as
ever threatened our mtlonal credit; a
conspiracy which to enrich its factors
aud abettors would not scruple to rob
open haudedly all the remainder of our
Instead of taking the full legal limit
to formulate his iinpoUnt dissent; a
president of courage ami stamina
would have sent luck his veto in the
twinkling of an cy.
While no oxi win be so injoit m to
believe that politics has had auvthlng
to do with the Druckinridga scandal, it
cannot bo denied that tho Cleveland
administration sniTr.s by reason there
of. Coming alter so ranny previous
evidenttM of tho auplosfint prominence
of the Coufedorute brigadier spirit in
administration circles, this newest ex
hibition of the buduvss of one con
spicioiis .son of the old southern aris
tocracy undoubtedly lias v. i h r md 111
tlueiiO'V Tho rebel spirit, in all its
manifestations, variations and tenden
cies, is unalterably and forever wrong.
There is no compromise with it. There
is no possible concjaliueiit of it. Th
impulses and tho traditions that sus
tained slavery aud that vainly at
tempted to diemember tbe republic
cannot be made acceptable to the mu
majority of Americans iu time of
peace. Tbey must bo buried and for
gotten. The descendenta of these scco;
slouists must catcii tto keynote or else
surrender control of the government.
The attempt to achieve by lsgislative
chicanery and , Immoral pretence what
could not bo achieved by four years ol
bitter civil war needs to be given up,
now und forever, hs a lost came.
Ii THIS 1 1 v r i 1 1 1 n i' ' 1 1 wants to build
and own a canal across the isthmus of
Ntoarangns, all right. If private en terprise
wants to build ami own such
a canal, all i . I i Stfilin. ihit I be two
schemrs must not mix.'
Another New Industry.
Ouo of the moat useful lessons of the
recent stringency lias been Its demon
gtratiou cf the wis. lorn of diversifying
a community' industries H id Scran
ton rieeu dependent solely upon manu
factories of iron and steel It would last
year have experienced a depression
without precedent. Were it today de
pendent exclusively Upon tho opera
iiuni of our mlnoi, their present slack
uess would cut iKiignatitly Into tho verv
vitals of lou.ll prosperity. But the fact
that we have wisely varied th elements
of our industrial strength has shielded
UndsUstsined us, aud while there has
le.n much suffering, it has DOt i quilled
that felt elsewhere.
We desire lo call attention to a very
Important communication elsewhere
from tho secretary of tha board of
trada explaining, how S.xintouiuns, if
they so desire, uuy add yet another to
the numerous and varied , industries
that hae greatly imphasillJ this
city's importuuee, iu time of pros perl ty
and, In time of depreeeisn, iutrpond
as its effective bulwarks against hard
times. Thorough investigation, by
competent local experts, has demon
strated the houstv and genuineness of
the ilonesdule iron company's recent
offer to remove tiieir plant to this city,
aud it remains tor our psoplo to say
whether this otter shall be accepted,
inasmuch as their euterpriss and
generosity have uever yet failed, we
shall expect soon to auuouueo th com
pletion of this notabls industrial
Governor Flower may snub the cit
izens' committee of Troy, but ho can
not snub the geusral uprising against
rott.'uueis iu municipal rule.
Tin: QUICK iinpioveuiotit that fol
lows wholesome rivalry was was well
shown in last evening's performance St
the Academy of Sardou's "Americans
Abroad," by u company comparable
with the best now organized. Mana
ger ilurguuder has in my times been
unfairly criticized lor tbe introduction
of attractions Delow tho highest class.
This criticism has entirely overlooks 1
the fact that Manager Ilurguuder, like
a wise businessman, has simply catered
to the demand ns it exists. As that
demand is o Incited and elevated, the
grade of performances will naturally
follow the same course But with two
theaters, each striving to excel the
other, there is a possibility that the
process of education may be very
greatly hastened , and such superior
entertainments as those we have had
this weak will do muc'i to spssd the
Rkv. Dr PaxroNorNew York bag
tbe ilior to explain why a minister
who soleinuiz-s secret marriages should
enter into a conspiracy of silence with
reference to the legal certification.
An Era of Nastiness.
Such revelations as those prititel iu
yesterday's report of the l'ollard-Breck-inridge
scandal aro excusable only on
the ground that they show in their
true light the utter inf tiuy, dsgre U
tion sud filth of relations which con
travene the statue law, defy social con
ventions and outrage tha dscency of
intelligent mankind In an ags when
this aboiniuuble nastiness appears to b
upon the increase, it is tho duty of
public teachers, whither infthe pulpit,
the school room or through the press,
to re-gmphoRize legsous of moral clean
less and r double efforts to inculcate
social purity and strengthen individual
It is not pleasant for any decent man
to breathe guch an utmosphuro of in
expressible corruption as now om
auates from the putrid carcass of Col
onel Breckinridge's ones -lofty reputu
tlon. The langusge of calmusss and
dignity does nut guffico to voice the
depths of infamy which this liory
huaded KentUOkinD has wallowod in,
aud which he now stoically disoloaes to
the astonished guzs of a shuddering
public. Vet, now that he hag forced
this exposure upon that public, h
must be contsnt to take the conse
quences, iiud the cans i ot sound mo
rality must not fall to advance its in
terests, even though to do so it bag to
exhibit him aa the most nauseating ex
ample of uttor (iltlilness tint has ever
received the misplaced coutlleuuj of a
The pestilential air fiom Judge
Bradley's court room will soon be
purified, let US hope by ths rend ition of
an immediate verdict for ths entire
amount of damage sought. The
in ! bid stench which pemmates the
news columns at present will give way
presently to cleaner nuil sweeter an 1
more wholesome odors Breckinridge
will be doomed, us is bis just deHort, to
an oblivion which even tho crack of
doom would havo difficulty in terminal
ing. Miss Pollard will be permitted,
if her sense of honor be not wholly
shriveled and withered, to s;ek in
isolation and psuilnne that slight
chance of earthly forgiveness which
our unjust social canon s nOgtBsWOtttly
iiccordg to tho woman wlio errs and is
found out. But wiille tho trial is in
progress, it will bs necessary for its
details to b-t prinlc I With OOOtldtr kble
l rankmaa, lor in ine isrrinio tioq i.tnc i
of the awful facts t lienig;ivea ig
preached the llrongett sjriuuii that
over caused tin to writhe,
It wah once claimed that McKiuley
w.im unpopular in the greet northwest ,
but times Uavectuuged si not progptr
I ' e
Lobbyist! and and mtmbert nm not
the only ones who should attend public
sessions of councils.
Apparently. TttBeosrcMt thing about
this light problem la light.
Another Point Aaxlntt It.
(teiioral Cuxey Is also au ardent advocate
of the income tax.
THE NEWS IS LEGITIMATE.
Why ths Press Sivs a Uisful Puiposs
la On Cites.
Witshimjton St HJi.
Noone can itnubt iht tho suit now
peudiug before Jnatice Bradley has excited
inoiu widespread Inrerest than any oilier
civil anil In the mist twenty years. Many
causes have contributed to this situation.
It was brought at tit capital of the nation
where much that is worst m uatiouul llfo
us vti'ti as much timi is beat comes to the
gut face and at tracts tho greater atteut lou
because tn city is tin. focus or tbe public
gose ami whatever is revealed comes forth
in i ne moit intense electric glare, iu.edu
feudant to tbe sun is u man known
personally Iu uearly every section
of tho country, and is the pos
sessor ui a. iisme whim lor
a hundred years or more has occupied
th places ot honor iu the natiou'a
pantheon ot religious, legal, military ami
political Worthies, Too shock givt-u to
the COUUtn hi tho charges mfainst him
and by tbe confessed tacts has not resulted
In an unanimous opinion us to htseutkr
legal responsibility, though the moral re
sponsibility cannot be snifiod, and uat or
ally every one Is eaRer to have every tact
which n.ny aid him iu reaching a true
Judgment in Ittttcate, Thedusiie of the
public, therefore, to louru tho facts
brought out by public trial of this came
w legitimate, and tim newspaper per
forms ii i iiii.r.- function in publishing
the news concerning it.
Hie Ronton' Ui-srd ChaniEO
Sttnnwpotit 7 oao.
When spring coins dashing up the stretch
The Htuve will scarce have gone,
When tin- man who used to uhovel coal
Will haVO to iiuiw ho lawn.
Ou- Iuduatry 'that Is I'rotec'.td.
Pt:ic ok Recorder,
The amended tsn!l bill is a betrayal Of
American labar and capital. As a pov
erty producer it ib peerless.
Talkn Llko u K ir.mn l . vulist.
m. ou!i Sluts JkstocroL
Henry LaboUchere l iU danger of being
considered tho Mrs. Lease of itritish
Not the Coal Field U, ps.
It is to be hoped that this will prove
win tn's farewell engagement.
Thkbkst inntual Insurance policy
agam-t ,itt uck of Sickness Is tn bo lounil
in taking Hood's Marsaparilla. If you are
weak it w ill make yon stroiii;
Hoop's PILLS are the best after dinner
pills, a-Kist digestion, euro headache. Try
a DOS. -o::.
Sonne . .
This week many will look and later on you will buy
Carpets, Curtains and Ms
After you have moved or done your spring housecleaning.
Therefore, we ask you not to lose sight of the fact that ours is
the largest stock in this city, and as we buy and sell for cash
you can save dollars by supplying your wants right here.
When Carpets, Curtains and Shades are sold at dry goods
prolitsyou know what that means. We have Rag Carpets, Hemp
Carpets, Ingrain Carpets, Brussels Carpets, Velvet Carpets,
Moquette Carpets, Axminster Carpets and Wilton Carpets, Oil
Cloths, Linoleums, Mattings, Rugs of every description and
size, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Yelour Curtains,Chenille
Curt ains, Upholstering and Drapery Materials of all kinds
Designs and estimates furnished for all kinds of Interior
Decoration by the most skillful artists.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
With the New Valves
Out of Sight
Our new Bicycles are now
In Gold and Silver
to he seen at our 314 Lacka- mm&im&zsTmMKmEa Z.
wanna avenue store.
Prayer Book Mark-ers,
I Easter Book Marks,
305 Lacka. Avenue.
JENKINS iV MORRIS, formerly with
Leah Jouea, display n lare and
wedl-jtilpctnl atock of Fashionable
Spring Styles in Millinery.
F.ppcinl attention Weu to Artiitic
406 SPRUCE STREET
NEXT I f DIME HANK.
And a full line of Boys' and
Girls' Wheels. We are mak
ing extremely low prices on
Second hand Wheels.
Hand-painted Easter Eggs. Silver-mounted
Leather Goods, suitable lor Easter Gifts.
nor LACKAWANXt .H'.;.Ui.
K. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
W VUMINO AVR , CHAM tiilk
DKCKUn RKOTHKH9 an
Klt.aNK II & IIAUK
HI VUIA .V r. M I It
314 Lacka. Ave.
Timothy, Clover and Lawn Seeds.
Foote 6l Shear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
IS a fern feUMSfe of first Otftff
UI'KM Al. UlCKCltANUlEtt
at u bic. Km. icm
Reception and Visiting Cards,
Menns aud Dinner Cards,
Stationers and Engraver.
SIT LACKAWANNA AVtt
Yc are otfcrinjf a new
edition of tho Hook of Common
Prayer, well bound In cloth.
Two Copies for 25c.
Single Copies, 13c.
IRON and STEEL
SOI T STEEL
H R, SPIKES
WILEY Al RUSSELL AND WELLS BHOS. SCHEW
Bittenbender & Go., Scranton,
Wbolesals and retail daler' in Wasjoomsksrs' aud Blacksmiths'
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
ICRASTOij AND W1LKRBARU& PA.. HANUFACTUHKHS O?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
Qsneral Office, BCRAHTON, r.v
Will remove about April ist to 22 Wyoming Ave
nue (V. M. C. A. Building), with a full line of
Pianos and Organs
I DO YOU REQUIRE I
S WE HAVE IT,
At Wholesale and Retail, on easy monthly payments. It will
pay to wait lor them.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
jm Hs4 sms. -w- yr mimi 'jjF
DELICIOU8, MILD SUGiLIl ADSCL'JTELV r XT XT. 13
EVERY HAIV1 AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
BTRjDEgjPPLiBD jHE STOWERS PACKING 10., SCRANTON, PA
v v h. i ri li '-' tllWIV W a via mv a v ' - -
FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
All klnili i't Hull rwislvsd ('.all.
1 inn')' Kiuuknl Malibut,
) nit Mackerel.
RnakawaTi hegappak nay.
Maurlva Kivor Oovs nntl
lllllU I "li t
oit Mirii rinmis sttiitiip.
W. H. PIERCE,