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THE SCRANTCXNT TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MORNINC. APRIL 4. 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
FCBU8HKU DAILY AM) WIEKLY IN EntAN
TON, PA.. BY IBM TMIMM PtULIbUINO
Nrw York OrriOK: Tiuhunb Builuiso,
Fhakk B. Okay. Ma.naqkh.
IWeied at the Puntufflce at ScMMto,
Stcvnd-Clau Mail Hatter.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
b'CKANTON, APK1L 4, 1894
AOWtTIKQ that bnllding materials
and labor are uncommonly cheap just
now, would tba ihrawd moneyed men
of Scrnoton invast in now building if
thej- foresaw no future for thli city?
Would they nut money even in cbeao
reel estate, without faith in a sure re
turuT What of the Grand Army?
It is growing sudly evident that un
less some moans be taken to perpetu
ate the Urnnd Army of the Republic,
that magnificent organization of loyal
Uniou veterans must soon Buccumb to
the relentless march of time. The
average age of its membership is well
past the half-century mark, and al
though many of these sturdy warriors
possess rugged and well-preserved con
stitutions, it passes beyond all reason
to expect the rank and flit), after all
their severe exposures in unhealthy
camps, deadly prison pens or on south
eru battle fields, to long beat back the
warily marshaled forces of old age,
disease, Democratic ingratitude and
general decline. Unless, therefore,
there be soon admitted to post camp
tires and departmental bivouacs rep
resentatives of a younger generation,
this splendidly conducted organization
mils', when its present membership
shall have been muttered iuto the
shadow land, lapse and become only a
At the Detroit encampment, three
ears ago, a resolution was presented
providing for the admission of sous of
lumbers to full mttaDershlp, with all
the responsibilities aud privileges.
This proposition met with determined
opposition and wua finally defeated.
It had I" en prematurely suggested
no that time, however, many who
voted to reject it have iudicated their
wish to recall that veto and to permit
the organization of a veterans' sons'
auxiliary body, upon the plan of the
Society of the Cincinnati aud the Sous
of the Revolution. It has been deemed
wise by many that through this med
ium the patriotic and fraternal prin
ciples of the Grand Army should be
perpetuated and the nanitS, memories
stud deeds of thosj who fought for the
Union be preserved and banded down
through all time.
All posts in the Department of the
Potomac have just e -operated in the
adoption of a memorial to the next an
nual grand encampment urgiug it to
open the orgauiz ition's doors to sons of
present members and to the sons of all
honorably discharged Uniou veteran',
living or deud. It is probable that this
action will again bring the question
prominently before local posts; and
while there may be opposition it is be
lieved tint this time the proposition
will poll a respectable mujority. It
certainly would be an incalculable loss
to the nution were the one great or
ganization of its lust volunteer defend
era to expire without provision for the
continuance of its patriotic work aud
tli perpetuation of its heroic spirit.
Washington fobbsaw and feared
the rapid centralization uf partisan
political power; Lincoln the massing
of great wealth in the hands of the few,
and tilaine the present panic in conse-c-ivDco
of needless economic experi
ment. But th government at Wash
ington outlivtd each of these noble
sons, and it is entirely too goon for this
generation to despair of our republic's
As to a Municinal Party.
One of the outgrowths of the recent
Philadelphia conference of municipal
reformers was the appointment of a
committee of seven charged with the
duty of forming a National League for
Good City Government. Uf this com
mittee Herbert Welsh was appointed
president. In the current number of a
leading magazine Mr. Welsh briefly
reviews the work done at the recent
conference, re-states the municipal
problem as it appears from his stand
point and outlines what the new Na
tional League hopes to accomplish in
the direction of municipal regeneration.
It is not necessary to eiplain bow or
why our cities at this tims, taken as a
class, are wretchedly governed. We
may therefore proceed at once to Mr.
Welsh's plan of betterment. la the
liret plaee be enunciates the princiDle
that "the foundation for all good city
government must be laid in the un
hesitating adoption of the principlts of
civil servise reform;" that is to say,
the spoils system mutt be abolished.
The party "boss is robbed of bis most
formidable weapon when he is no
longer able to reward his henchmen
from the public treasury by gift of of
fice." The second requisite is tbat in
approaching the quostion of good gov
ernment in our municipalities we
"must exclude all discussion of na tional
issues." The "stronghold of the
boss lies in his power to separate good
men iuto two rival partisan camps"
and keep them "perpetually quarreling
among themselves while he and his
followers capture the city" and pluuder
it to the queen's taste.
Hut it is tbe third suggestion of Mr.
Welsh to which we desire to call at
tention, as being the one which will
donbtles? provoke the most dissent.
That is the proposition that a "Munic
ipal party" shall be formed in all
American cities "with a view grad
ually to withdraw the control of city
government from the hands of tbe na
tional parties." It is argued that this
kind of organization, byotcilUting from
one to tbe other of the old parties, ac
cordingly aa one or the other presented
the better class of local candidates,
conld in time educate the public mind
up to a point where it would not In
sist upon a particular partisan label
upon its councilmeu or its mayor, or
its other executive officials, Lut would
be content to accept, regardless of
party, men beat tilted to traniact the
business of city government. While it
is poBtible that the disappearance of
nil elements of partisan competition in
municipvl affairs would not be desir
able, because of its tendency to encour
age indlffereiio and foster slowly
growing nbuset, tbe fact cannot be
overlooked that party lines In city
elections are a great deal mors flexible
today than thoy were ten or even five
years ago; nor has local government
suffered by the chnnge.
A Municipal party would be an ex
cellent consummation if guaranteed
ugainst any lack of incentive. The
question is whether a general love for
the true, the beautiful and the good
would be sufficient to sustain civic iu
terest in u party that would have uo
spoils to divide and no enemies to
Thk kstkemeu Allentown Ltader is
disposed to grow facetious nt the ex
pense of the local movement for Sun
day observance. Thus it remarks: "It
is mauifest that for some days to oome
Berantou energy will be concentrated
with terrible ztal on the accomplish
ment of one deep purpose. We dou't
refer to the advancement of Sunday
observance, but the acquirement of
knowledge in regard to that secret rap."
So long as the Law snd Order league
can close the dome and at the same
time afford amusement to the sedate
population of Allentown it is satisfied.
The Inquest Farce.
Next to aboliahiug the coroner's in
quest entirely, as a legal f unctiou that
has, in an overwhelming majority of
;:uses, grown absolutely useless, it is
wise to restrict this obsolete inquiry to
the narrowest possible limits. Judge
McClean, of Adams county, has jutt
rendered a decision upon this subject
that has widespread interest. It has
been the custom in Adams county for
the commissioners to pay the costs in
inquests over the bodies of suicides.
Recently, however, an exception was
filed, and this the court uow sustains
Judge McClcuu's finding is that inas
much as tbe objtct of an inquest is to
seek information and obtain evidence
in case of death by violence or other
unlawful uieana.sucli violence or lueaus
must be understood to refer to unlaw
ful acts done by another person aud uot
to include the ceiite of suicide. The
judge further holds that when a coro
ner, or a justice at his absence, it
called upon to view a dead body he
should make seme reasonable inquiry
into the circumstances of the death,
before proceeding to summon a jury
aud hold au inquest. When the sur
rounding facts do not show the deutb
to be the result of unlawful acts done
by another or of criminal uegligenee of
another there is no ueceisity for au in
qats& For the proiimiuary inquiries,
the law has provided no compensation
and they must be takeu without any.
While this deeieion lops off a large
slice of the official fatu-ss of the coro
airship and proves a painful blow to
the professional inquest jurors who
make a iticehlng out of our antiquated
coroner's system, it is eminently sens
ible and progressive. It is, let ui hope,
a fair step forward toward the com
plete overhauling of an institution of
the law that is cobwebbtd with costly
abutos aud mutty with general dticiy.
It 18 FORTUNATE that, upon a fuller
presentation of the circutiistanoa at
tending the arrest and commitment of
the evangelist Rice, Judges Archbald
and Edwards have granted a re hearing
of arguments upon the defendant's ap
peal. This will givo opportunity for
tho city ordinances btariug upon this
case to receive n careful and compre
hensive judicial interpretation, one in
relation to another. However the hou
orable judges may decide, it will do
away with any appjaranca of haste,
aud future arrests aud convictions in
the municipal courts may be governed
An Enviable Investment.
The directors of the Llmhurst Boule
vard company, at their meeting yester
day afternoon, decided to iidopt a
higher grade of work in construction
of tho road bed and also iu the bridge
across Roaring Rrook at Nay Aug
Falls. With a view to this they pro
pose to Increase the capital stock, which
was originally $36,000, to $85,000, and
au advertisement winch appears else
where in 'I'm. Yin in - l calls the atten
tion of tho stockholders to the plan.
It is not likoly that the directors will
experience anv difficulty iu placiugthe
additional stock us the investment
promises to be a paying one. The
old toll rosd between Ssranton and
Elmhurst pays BO per cent, dividends
and upon tbe same basis with the in
creased dock the Boulevard is certain
to pay at least 10 per cent. As a pleas
ure drive uuequsled in the state the
new Boulevard will attract a vast
amount of travel that has never been
identified with the present drive, while
its easy gradea will reuder it a popular
route for business puruoiet.
From every point of view the indica
tions are tbat the Eimburst boulevard
stock will, in the near future, bo classed
among the gilt-edged securities Tbe
driveway itself Is bound to be a popu
lar thoroughfare, uud those who have
money lying idle iu deposit vaults
would do well to give this prospectus
their earnest attention.
In his FORMAL defense of the recon
structed Wilsou bill Senator Voorhees
boasts that its income tax feature
would be felt by only 66,000 persons
out of the 55,000,000 who form our
present population. This is an ingen
ious appeal to popular prejudiae; but
why should tbe other 64,915,000 per
sons escape their share of taxatiou for
common purposes? Or, If wo accept
the theory of class legislation, why not
charge the whole bill up to a doztu
wealthy families, like the Vauderbilts,
the Goulds, the Armours aud the As -tors,
aud thus save trouble aud ex
pense in the collection? Tbe truth is
that Mr. Voorhees' demagogic dofeuse
of this unjust, inequitable and vicious
peace tux amounts in all Intelligent
minds to a confession of Its its utter
SlKMBRKS BlQHT down to tho central
essence it Is to just such mu as Sena
tor .Stewart that we are Indebted for
our Coxeys and our Waites. His re
pudiation, therefore, of the products of
his own teachings la neither manly nor
chivulrio. Tbe systematic, persistent
and inordinate attempt to teaoh tbat iu
tiuanee two aud two make Qve, can
have uo other effect than to encourage
sblf tlessuess, Inflame mania aud cause
widespread destitution. The incessant
appeal of paid advosates of free silver
to the prejudices and tbe ignorance of
superficial thinkers is one of the direct
parents of economic nnrett and of com
mercial stagnation. Something can
not be made of nothing, not evon by
the fiat of the greatest government on
earth; and the sooner this damaging
fnllacy be abandoned the sooner will
public confidence return and the sooner
will hoarded capital ease its stringency
und get back to useful circulation.
a ' .
It is an unfortunate condition of af
fairs in any locality when brswen and
distillers make a practice of encourag
ing the multiplication of unlicensed
retail saloons. It is doubly unfortunate
when tlu-v possess such a grasp upon
the licensed .retail liquor dealers as to
prevent the latter irom effectively
organizing in self -protection. No
wholesaler ought to eucourage re
tail selling in contravention of
the law. Like the old Imp-hazard
way of mining anthracite uoal,
it may pay well for a time; but a
period will come when it will uot pay,
aud when the business of wholesaling,
like-tbat of coal-mining, will have to
be put on a cafe, scieutiflc basis. If
prohibition would be resisted by tbe
liquor trafflo in this country, it will
have to be upon a broader batit than
defiance of the law.
It 18 generally believed tbat Gover
nor Flower snubbed tbe Troy citizens'
committee iu obedience to a direct com
mand from Senator Hill. Flower is
too inoffensive a character, when let
alone, to euub anybody. The sequel
will prove whether Hill or the people
possets the greater suubbing power
Senator Voouueks, at a late hour
last night, was still quoted as a free
trader , but these quotations are sub
ject to change without notice.
A L1TTLG of Colonel Breckinridge's
present frankntSB would have been a
valuable adjunct earlier iu the game.
QgNtBAL MoCoOK doss Coxey entire
ly too much honor when be pronounces
As a Prophet.
. Attention has recently been called to
tho noteworthy fact that James G.
Blaine, not long before his deatb, ut
tered a prophecy which outlined the
exact conditions now prevailing in this
country. This is what be said: "I
love my country aud countrvmen. 1
iiiii an American, and I rejoice every
day of my life that I urn. I enjoy the
general prosperity of my oountrv, aud
know that the workiugmeu of this land
are the best pai J, the best fed aud the
best clothed of any laborers on tbs face
of the earth. Many of them have houi-s
of their own. They are surrounded by
all of the comfurts aud many of the
luxuries of life. I shudder, however,
at the thought that tho tims mutt
come when all this will be changed,
when the general prosperity of the
country will be destroyed, whn the
great body of workiugmeu in this Und,
who are now bo protptrous, will hear
their wives and children cry for bread ;
that tbe day must come when the grant
factories and manufactories of this
laud will abut down, uud where ther
is uow life and activity there will be
the silence of the tomb.
"And the reason why this must be it
this: The great southern wtag of the
Democratic party are determined to
establish tbe doctrine of free
trade in this land. Tbey will
be assiat'd by their northern allies.
There is a great body of vis
ionary, but educated men, who aro em
ployed day by day iu writiug free trad
essays and aagnmeats iu favor of the
doctrine, which Uud their way to every
nowspapir in this laud. The great
body of our people have never experi
enced themselves the Bufferings which
always result when the protective prin
ciples are held aside. Poisoned and ex
cited by tbe wild statements of these
writers and the demagogic appeals of
the Democratic speakers, the result
will be that in the very nsar future
these forces which are now working
will be strong enough to dofeat at the
polls the party advocating the doctrine
of protection. It must inevitably fol -low
that unctrtaiuty and doubt will
ensue. The business men of tho coun
try, fearing thedistruetion of tho prin
ciples of proticlioo, will decline to en
gage iu business, consequently mills
will shut down, and the workiiiguian
will bs thrown out of employment.
"The people will then see as tbey
have never seen befors that tbey can
uot be prosperous and have work while
this principle is threatened. In the
midst of their suffering they will learn
that the only wav they can be prosper
ous and bappv Is to vote for the party
that has built up the industries by
whlch they nave gained a livelihood
because tbey will then see clearly that
when tbe manufactory is shut down
there is no demand for the only thing
which they have to sell, and tbat is
Boss Flower a Record Breaker.
AVif Yvik Tribune.
Ooveruor Flower is tryiog bis hardest
to make himself oue of the most uupopu
lar men in New York state. It is not for
us to suy that he is not succeeding.
Hie Coldness It Frigid.
AVu- Yurk Coatsttrcal atdvefftttf.
You may have noticed that William 0,
Whitney continues to actus though there
was a contagious disease iu the wLitebouee.
DIVISION OF LOVt'S LABOR.
' Twat she,
With bluehiug cheek
Who sweetheart love diacl'itfd.
la tones so weak
United love proposed.
With Hps aglow
Iuiputtvd first a kit3.
' 1'was she,
As you must know
Who ashed consent
Front Item but loving tire,
Wbn SetuI asteut
Aud culiued paternal no.
Who named the day
When hearts as oue would throb.
Who hud to pay
The parson tur his job.
Eewarde of the Footllsrhle.
Mrttf York CbiMMCnsiafvlfilt'ertlsr
It is snrelv not wonderful I hut young
women of all kinds continue to tlock to th
Stage when the first prize in the lottery Is
a probable, dukedom and the lowest a third
Interest iu the estate of au American
Reusllinir Aaclent Klttorv
ffcld rerJl t'MMrcm-.4diVJ-iiii.
It was Colonel W. C. P. Breckinridge
who c!iaracte,rizd llenjauiiu Harrison's
message on the Chilian question us "an at-
empt to ravish a weak sister.'
Brcckluildgo'a Ble't'entns; Sana Field.
Everybody seemd to be distrusted with
the story except Mr. ilreckiuridgs him
He Will Surely G t Eva.
If la nncinin 'I tie. HM la i, ...
ah to fiuouujou iUav jui. uiauu id ur
eu(ugeii ia compouuiiiug bij retaliatiou
FN paint the best is the
cheapest. Don't be misled by
trying; what is said to be "just as
good," but when you paiiit insist
upon haviflf a genuine brand of
It costs no more per gallon than
cheap paints, and lasts many times
Look out for the brands of White
Lead offered you ; any oi the fol
lowing are sure :
"Fahnestock " ' Armstrong & McEelvy,"
For Colors. National Lead Co. '2
Pure White Lead Tinting Colors.
These colors aie sold In one-pound cans, each
can Mae tuOclem to tint j5 pounds of strictly
run While Lead the desired shade; they are In
nosense reacn-mi.xecl paints, but a combination
of perfectly pure colors m the handicil lomi u
tun strictly hire White Lead.
A good many thousand dollars have been saved
pi opiiu -owners by having- our book on pamtinic
and color-card, Stud US a postal card und act
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
Some . .
305 Lacka. Avenue.
JENKINS & MORRIS, forimrly with
Lenh Joues, displav a lnrire and
well-selected stock of Fashionable
Spring StylB iu Millinery.
Especial attention fiven to Artistic
406 SPRUCE STREET
NEXT TO DIME BANK.
N. A. HULBERT'S
City Music Store,
- VS YUMKNO A Vk . hCUA.NIU.
KRAAIOII & BACK
BTUL.TZ Ht HAUKtl
AW large etook or first alua
Utt.li:, ETC ETU
Will remove about April ist to 224 Wyoming Ave
nue (Y. M. C. A. Building), with a full line of
At Wholesale and Retail, on easy monthly payments. It will
pay to wait for them.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DELICIOUS, MILD IBTJOTa.II OTJLEID ABSOLUTELY XJ tlD
EVERY HAM AND RAIL OF LARD BRANDED.
$PhlED THE ST0WERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
fabrics, and invite the ladies to sea
1 O MM. 1 . . , V UU I 1 ' 1 ' VHV AAV w A ' 4
a few remarks when the bill Lj presented. Just now, silence with them is like the opportunity we pro
The Newest Creations
French Wool Challies
Ju3t arrived by Transatlantic Steamship Burgogne, in new and exclusive designs
made especially for us. You will find many of them now on exhibition in our large
show window. These goods are more popular this season than ever before on ac
count of their great wearing qualities and fast colors, and we hava got them out
in short lengths, never more than two dresses of any one design and colorings.
Three Great Trade Coaxers in our Cloak Dept.
Ladies' Broadcloth Capes in all colors, with ruffle collars, full sweep, 24
inches long, $1.73.
Ladies' Broadcloth Three-piece Capes, rufflle collar, beautifully made, 29 in.
Ladies' and Misses' Clay Diagonal Skirt Jackets,
at just half their value, $4.98.
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
314 Lacka. Ave.
Reception and Visiting Cards,
Menus and Dinner Cards,
Stationers end Engravers.
817 LACKAWANNA AVK
N.B. We are offering a uew
edition oi tbe Book of Couiuiou
Prayer, well bound iu elotb.
Two Copies for 25c.
Single Copies, 13c.
. .There was a groff fellow onee who said that he never had to
consult either the almanac or the weather to know that Spring
was approaching! The clamor of the females of his family for
uew raiment was sign enough, Iu deference to their demand,
WU li-ivr lirmmlir, 1111 I In- Arat ; ,.1 ., I 1 nf .1... udm.Ii
- 1 -
them. We sav uothiuy about thn
In Gold and Silver.
Hand-painted Easter Eggs, Silver-mounted
Leather Goods, suitable for Easter Gifts.
307 LACKAWANNA AV'.SXUi:
Foote 3c Sliear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
IKON and STEEL
SANDERSON'S ENGLISH SOFT STEEL
JKSSOP'S ENGLISH ANVILS
WILEY Jt RUSSELL AND WELLS BROS SCREW
O L ITTNG M ACHIN K 11 V
Bittenbender & Co., Scranton,
Wholesale and retail dealers' ia WaoDruakorj' aud UUcltdiuitut'
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
SCRANTON AMU WILKES BARRK. PA., MANUFACTURERS 0
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
General Oflke, SCRAN TON, PA
iiiovaiuieub ui cue nee d'.l-'mi 1
mn Thov w , Ann..
balloon sleeves, tight-fitting,
Easter "Egg Spoon."
Prayer Book Mark
ers, Easter Book Marks,
and Lawn Seeds.
BELLOWS STEEL SKEINS
HORSE NAILS K. K. SPIKES
1 DO YOU REQUIRE
WK HAVE IT.
FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
All klmU thrash I'lali icoelti-il dull,
l uiu-y Mmikrit Halibut,
mi u Maokatat.
RokarTi Chaaapaaka llajr. AVCTPDC
MailHaa lllver I'ove UI DiLIt)
in in- I'uint
tall thai! Class), IhrlaapA
W. H. PIERCE,