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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
80BASTOV, APRIL IS, lstu.
is RECOGNITION of the k. iisral tutur
tti attaching tn th proceedings of tbe
Wyoming oonftnnct,we nave assigned
to our report a special space, beginuim;
Oil tlio first aid extending over to the
ecoud puj. '1'uU enables us to give
not only the important usws of the
conference, but alio all other uews of
a local nature, in uudiininiihed extent.
Type Setting Machines.
Basinet, like barbaric nature, is the
si lence of ths survival of the fittest.
One huudred years ago manufacturing
of all Kind wai done almost entirely
bv hand. The housewife grew her fUx
and spun it into clothing, sewing this
clothing together by needles of crude
design iu the light of a sputtering tal
low dip; or else knitting it with whit
tled pegs or wood. Aud the good man
of tho bouse found little occaiion to
seek a craftsman's aid for such humble
efficti aa sufficed to supply bis simple
needs, 'ike invention of the steam
run loom, of the sewing machine and
nf the countless other great mechan
isms of transportation, illumination
and trade has greatly amplified the di
versity of human needs and thereby in
tensified the commercial demand; yet
the supply is still in exce.ss of that do
mand, while of labor there is a grow
ing surplus yet unprovided with um
There are some pjrsons who view the
tvpesstting machine as an instru
ment of cruelty. Perhaps it is; but
not more 90 than was the steam engine,
tne cotton gin, the electric telegraph
and the sewing machine. A society
which accepts lUHchiue-made clothing,
mactiine made transportation. machine
made light and heat and food, without
questiou as to the consequences of tbo
labor economy thus involved is not
morally prepared to draw a line at
machine-printed newspapers or ma
chine couiyoied book. Wears in the
current of great inventions; aud the
automatic type-setter is one of the In
evitable pastuUtes of our ingenious
These suggestions arise during the
psruial of an extensive and carefully
prepared article on "Modern Type
Composition," published in the April
issue of the Inventive Age. This article
itself would till this page, ami we can
not begin to snmmariz" it in the space
at present available. Vet there is ono
paragraph or two which challenges
especial attention. Daring Wi, one
of the paragraphs informa us, linotype
and type-setting machines were in
stalled In 132 printing cfriaes iu the
doited States, lJ!IU machines in all. Be
fore the tnaciiines were in operation
th.fre were ;i, 161 regnlar and l,ltM sub
stitute printers employed in thesa esme
ilGce?. After their installation it re
quired tut 2,801 regular and 112 sub
stitute printers to perform the work,
thua displacing 1.20') regular and TTti
substitute printers, nr a total of .',03ti.
Throughout the United States where
machinal hive been introduced, an
average of -14 par ceut. of employed
printers have been thrown out of work.
Ar, we asked wher. these men go,
into what field of activity do they
drift? The answer is not otherwise
titan in the case of Other industries in
vaded by labor-saving appliances. The
year 16011 saw the estabii -.hment in this
country of 1,800 dully, tri-weekly.snni-weskly,
weekly, bi-weekly, monthly
aud quarterly publication-, an increase
in the printing business alone sufficient
to accommodate many of the workless
band com nsitors. The same yenr saw
an immeuse expanse in the quantity of
reading matter contains I in the vari
ous publications of the Tnited States,
aud a notable increase iu the number
of printed books. The business of pub
lishing has already doubled itself since
the invention of satisfactory type
setting machines. Will it not yot
grow sufficiently largo to retain iu its
employ all who formerly derived their
livelihood at the type -setter' case'.'
t his questiou can only be answered
by time. We are aa yet simply ou the
Verge A labor-saving inventious as ap
plied to the manufacture of newspa
pers. Some momentary friction is to
be expected as new devices disarrange
old customs and necessitate a readjust
ment of forces. But the fact that
type-setting machines, even in their
present preliminary stage of develop ment,
enable publishers to realize an
average economy of at least 50 per
cent, in the costly item of composition
is a sure guarantee that the machine
type setter has "come to stay;" and
that sooner or later publishing and
printing conditions must adjust them
selves around this accented fact and
not try to ignore it,
SJ 1 1
If JrjDOE Bkapley'h instructions to
the Pollard-Breckinridge jury have any
meaning whatever, they mean that he
expects a verdict for the plaintiff, giv
ing her the full amount of damages
Where Coxey Has the Laugh.
It is not altogether clear to the pub
lic, and perhaps it is by no means clear
to the commonweal promoters them
selves, just what the Coxey movement
is supposed to signify. If it has any
one definite aim further than the indi
cation of popular discontent with De
mocracy's present redemption of its
past promises of prosperity, that aim is
embodied in a prospective demand npon
congress for a national system of road
improvement, to be paid for by tho
issue of $")00,n00.0n0 in fist money.
The idea of 'Ueneral" Coxey is to
put idle men at work repairing the
highways aud then pay them for their
labor with a rag-baby currency worth
nothing to its possessor. Only ignor
aut workmen wonld care for suah in
considerate treatment; but in this era
of turbulence and depression many
seem to have accepted the Coxoy plan
with entire cordiality, as being at least
a diversion from harrowing cares, or,
in other words, a kind of economio
"lark." Even Senator Stewart, whose
incessant inflationist sophistries have
itnpluntcd the germ of which Coxeyism
is tho rack growth, is forced, in face
of this approaching evidence of his uu
wise work, to repudiate the mis-shapen
child of his theories, and in a certain
almost Indicroni sense to 1 'flea from the
wrath to come."
Nevertheless it is humiliating to the
xcuerul intelligence Of the country that
it cannot refute Coxey 'a scheme by
pointing to highways already commen
surate with our national wealth. Tho
one olement of justice in his madcap
campaign saves it from utter ridicule;
and those who smile at the grotesqne
ness of his following, calling to mind,
as it does. Sir John Falstaff's "scurvi
est set of rascals unhung," would per
haps find it no laughing matter were
they personally forced even todrwe
over some of the rosds that Coxey's
Commonweal is traversing by deed of
Tammany UNDIRUKGS, now that the
boss is back, are betting that MeKaue
will soon get bis release. Democracy
iu New York could be defeated with
out this act of suicide; but a pardon
for McKane would greatly accelerate
Brice's Plain Talk.
Senator Urice, in a Cincinnati niter -
. view, is credited with making some
significant remarks. After asserting
that the present business depression is
international and universal, he con
tinued: "The world is resolved on a
shrinkage of prices. Wheat at (1 per
bushel and cotton at 10 cents per pound
are things of the past. Wages are go
iug to fall, labor being an element in
the scale of decline." Passing to a
consideration of immediate political
issues, the asnator added- "I suppose
the republicans will get both houses
soon, but with Cleveland to veto their
bills, the pending tariff bill will stand
until March, 1807. I do not thiuk it
would bring about good limes. Aa au
immediate or eveu speedy resusciator
of prosperity 1 think it will fail. There
is going to be a big silver vote this fall.
It will be large even in Xew York.
Silver will be the alternative of the
disappointed and the indebted, We
shall tiud that fiscal legislation will
supercede the tariff."
Coming from a Democrat, these ut
terances are suggestively frank. 1 0 is
evident that Mr. Brice shares Senator
Hill's disgust witb the Wilson bill aud,
to a large extent, with Mr. Cleveland's
administration. We have reached at
least an agreeable era of plain speaking
when fellow-partisans of a president,
with all the force of administration
patronage arrayed against them, can
readily find it convenient to condemn
without mincing mutterB policies of
which they do not approve. This fact
certainly illustrates the rapid reoent
spread of political iudependeue among
the masses and iu a measure justifies
the optimism of those who regard this
spread as a happy omen of importaut
Reverting, however, to our immedi
ate text, there will he considerable dis
sent from tne Ohio senator's prediction
with reference to the downward course
of wages, if the Wilson bill should
pass.there will no doubt bo a temporary
decline, lasting until such time as a
sensible protective tariff can be enacted
in its place. And even apart from
tariffs, it is conceivable that there
should be in certain localities a lower
tendency in wages, due altogether to
labor-saving inventions which for n
time disarrange the entire economy of
industry. But an eud must come to
this industrial excess of inventiveness,
just as an end must also come to the
constant tinkering of doctrinaires at
the fundamental principle of American
tariff legislation ; and when this time
arrives, a wholesome protective system,
insuring to us the greatest and beet
market iu the world, will again stimu
late diversified industry until all our
citizsns will find opportunities to sell
their labor in an appreciative and not
SENATOR Hill's withering arraign
ment of Dan Voorhees, demagogue, is
the latest reminder of Satan rebuking
Georgia's new senator, Mr, Walsh,
asserts that be will support three
things to the last; free soinag of sil
ver, to income tax and a repeal of the
the State bank tax. Editor Walsh evi
dently needs to submit bis platform to
another vigors blue penciling.
' ' 1 ' e
The Coming Electoral Reform.
After successfully running the
gauntlet of the house, a bill to grant
munioipnl suffrage to women has been
defeated in the Massachusetts senate
by a vote of 2il to 13. Upon what
ground was this action taken? is it
wise? Ought women to vote? These
questions arise in logical sequence and
form an interesting problem for public
discussion. The fact that women al
ready vote at municipal elections witb
success in several states seems, at first
glance, to render easy the answer to
questions one and two, namely, that
the Massachusetts senate bad no good
ground for its defeat nf the municipal
suffrage bill, and that its action was
But upon more careful reflection and
mors studious inquiry is it not appar
ent that this refusal was an act of jus
tice to the women themselves . au act
preserving them from a participation
in politics before politics has been quite
prepared for their active presence? Are
we at this point asked question third'.'
Then our reply is frankly in the affirm
ative. Women ought to vote. They
ought to be permitted to vote, not only
at municipal elections but at all elec
tions; such of them as are fit to vote,
fit, that is, to vote intelligently, with
real knowledge of issues at stake and a
clear comprehension of political princi
ples. But ought women to vote now?
We say no. Not now nor at any time
until the American suffrage is modified
in its gravest defect , that defect to
which we can trace every public politi
cal evil at present confronting us; the
defect of an electoral qualification that
olssse? ignorance ou a parity with
knowledge; venality on a level with
virtue and raw stupidity upon anaqual
footing with trained intelligence, work
ing with measured weapons toward a
What, In these civilized days, is the
measure of political value? Is it sex?
Obviously not. Is it brute strength?
The very suggestion is repuguant. Is
it the ability to kill fellow nieu in bat
tie or to corrupt tliein in peace? It
ought not to be. If the theory of our
government is not a frond; if govern
ment of and for the people is not a
moustrous lie implanted iu the bopes
of mon simply for their creator torture,
the ou? thiug which Is valuable in our
civic life is conscience and o'oaracter;
the one thing which makes for good
rule is Christianised intelligence and
the ou standard which we can with
entire safety apply to to the regulation
of the voting power is the lest of braiu
There are some people who think that
a restricted suffrage ll n dream of im
practical reformers. They are wrong.
It is a coming fact, heralded evju to
day by hundreds of happy tokens of
public resistence to present electoral
Tins journal desires to state that
poems ou spring must hereafter reach
its office not early than July.
The DEMOCRATIC party has again
shown itself utterly incompetent to
govern the republic
THE next congressman from this dis
trict must be a firm and able protec
tionist. PS TO OLD
It has become fashionable among the
hypoerltical historians of today to shat
ter the idols that we loved to worship
in our youth, or at least to dispel the
halo that time has reverentially placed
around them. Tho spirit of investiga
tion is abroad. The great are being
humbled; the lowly are being exalted,
and the characters we became ac
quainted witb years ago are becoming
so changed that it is difficult to recog
nize them iu the cold light of the pres
ent. Ir, is well, however, that the truth
should be known. It is part of the
historian's dutv to tell it, and it is ours
to accept it. But it is sometimes un
wise to accept too much. Wo should
not reject tbe reasonable and probable
unless we are satisfied that what we
get iu exehauge is neither unreasona
ble or improbable.
It is something of a highly improb
able order that "an elderly gentleman"
asks us to accept in au article in tbe
New York Times, reprinted in last
Thursday's Truth. Fortunately for his
reputation, the name of the "elderly
gentleman ' was not given, for his story
is so absurd that, if it did not concern
erne of our greatest Americans, it would
bo scarcely worth contradicting. The
Times' innn gravely asserts that the
battle of New Orleans, which was
fought on Ian. 8, lSlo, was won, not
through the generalship of "Old Hick
ory" Jackson, but through the engi
neering skill of General Moreau. once
among the greatest of Napoleon's war
riors, it Is reasonable to infer thnt
Moreau, in order to have taken part iu
the battle or its preliminaries was iu
the vicinity of New Orleaus at that
time, but this could not be possible un
less Xew Orleans be included in the
region wherein his martial spirit
dwelt, and even this is an open ques
tion. e a. e
Moreau was banished from France
in l-n-l and lived in New Jersey until
1S1K, when he was invited by the Czar
Alexander I to engage in tbe atruggle
then being waged in Europe against
Napoleon. At Dresden on August '.'7,
1813, he was so severely wouuded that
he died ou September 22 following,
more than fifteen months before tbe
battle of New Orleans. All the rec io
nized authorities agree on these points.
Since there is no evidence that Moreau
had a premonition of a battle of New
Orleans, or that he ever instructed
Jackson in the art of war, a description
of the process by wliioh he won the
battle, would he "to put it mildly," as
the elderly gentleman says, "some
It seems strange that such exttava
gnnt statements as those of the elderly
gentleman and his authority, Victor
Nolte, should ba permitted to pass un
contradicted, especially at this period
when everything relating to Napoleon
and his period is being subjected to
such minute treatment. It is doubtful
if any greater weight can be attached
to wbat Nolte savs concerning Jack
son's Kentucky rifi.men. While it is
true that Lsrkte'a men participated in
tho battle and fought bravely, it is not
certain that all the glory of tbe victory
belongs to them. Mr E. P. Mitchell
in a comprehensive article on Lafitt in
the New York Suu of Jutie Co, 1893,
says it is doubtful if Lafitto himself
was in tne battle of New Orleaus. lie
bears testimony, however, to the brav
ery of the Baratarians, but is not quite
so unqualified in his Approval of their
conduct, at the battle as is Mr. Nolte.
For the present, at least, the admirers
of Jackson need not fear that his well
earned laurels will wither before the
p uny blasts of Victor Nolte and the
"elderly gentleman of New Orleans."
P. A. Philbi.v.
Mar, SUtorUlly Considered.
Frftnt an K.itltanae.
A man who lives to the limit of three
score years aud ten, if iu fair health and
of average appetite, will have eaten In
that, time about 18,001) pouuds of meat,
about 10,000 pounds of bread and vege
tables, about 25,000 eggs aud about 5,000
pounds of lUh, chicken and game. Ho will
also have consumed about 12,000 gallons
of various fluids, or enough to make a lake
covering four blocks in extent and two
feet deep. In other words he will have
eaten fourteen tons of sella und drank SOU
barrels of liquid refrehsments,
THREE RHYMES IN SEASON.
k. a in in tin WlkthBarrt Times,
'I one 10 get ttie Hies
Down aud out
Pot the trout
Soon will gin to rise.
( 'ampin' time.
1 imo for sunny ekies,
And the swappiu'
( f the whoppi 11'
Hills evolvin1 beauty.
Sun a rhiuin.'
Hope lights every duty.
Dreams the heart enthrall,
I'.yes a glistenin,'
I '.hi s 11 listeulu,'
For the cry, "Play ball ! "
Don't you muni the weather,
Though today s forlorn
Tomorrow it will clear up
Sure as you are born.
Keep a lookm' ever
For the snnuy sky,
And you'll surely see it,
Surely, by aud bye.
Neat Poem on e Dictionary.
The new English dictionary' which has
been appearing in parts for several years,
hasoniy just finished with the letter 0.
Au English scholar, to whom the cheoring
news was recently imparted, wrote the
following bright verges to Dr. Murray as a
congratulation upou the event:
"Wherever the English speech has spread,
Aud the Union Jack Hies free,
Tut' Drs wiii ii ! gratefully, prouUiy read,
Thar, you've couquered your ABC!
Bui I fear it will come
As u shock to some
That, the sail result mast be
That you're talsins to dabble and dawdlu
To dullness aud dnmpr, aud iworso than
To danger and drink,
And shocking to think
To wordi that begin with a d .'
Coloael tiamb.rt's Slate.
Governor D, If. Hastings, of Centre.
Lieutenant Governor Walter Lyon, ot
Auditor General Amos H. Aylin, of
Secretary of Internal AlTairs-Janies W.
Latta, of Philadelphia.
Congress Galusha A. Grow, of Lancas ter;
George F. Hun', of Westmoreland.
An Oriental Aplogue Aptly Applied.
There is a coarse Arabic proverb that
when a man begins eating bin promises a
little more or less dirt does not interfere
with a full meal. After eatius all his re
form promises, Mr. Cleveland's appetite is
still strong and his robust digestion is still
Up to DATE
STOCK TIES AND BOWS,
Something New for
JENKINS St MORRIS, formerly
' Leah Jonea, display ;i liirne
iolav a lame and
weii-seiectea stock of lasbioimble
Spring Styles in .Millinery.
Especial attention (jiven to Artistic
406 SPRUCE STREET
M XT T11 DIME BANK.
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City Music Store,
i WXOIUHQ AT BCRANTO
UHAMOH & BACK
bTUlVl'Z & l.ALl.i;
tltr.a lares stock of firtt clns
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HAVE no doubt that April's intentions are good. While
she shows a lamentable disposition to stop and sit down
on old Winter s lap occasionally, she will get here bv and bye
and bring some weather with her.
Oh, April ! Hear our pleading call.
We give it up you've fooled m all.
In the meantime come out between the showers, or snows (as
the case may be), and see what we have to make life worth liv
ing. Look at these:
With the New Valves
Out of Sight
)ur 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
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Reception and Visiting Cards,
Menus and Dinner Cards,
Stationers end Engravers.
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Prayer, well boiiml in cloth,
Two Copies for 25c.
Single Copies, 13c.
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American Creponettes, the latest,
French and German Printed Flannels,
American and English Swivel Silks,
Irish Printed 40-inch Linens.
A new line of Black Silk Grenadines,
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