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THE SCRANTON TR UiU NTZ S A.T Ul II A X MOKJNIJNC. MAY tfU, 1894.
FUBUSHCO DAI LY IN SCRANTON, PA.. Y THE
Thibune Publishing Company.
C. P. KINGSBURY,
GENERA ' MANAOEN.
tftrw York Office : Tribune Ouiiuinq. Frank.
Kntereo at tmc poTorricc AT scranton. pa., ar
SECOND' CLASS MAIL MATTEH.
SCRANTON. MAY 28, 1894.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DAN IK L H. HASTINGS,
For i ,ieui Qovtrnort
For Auditor General:
AMOS K. SIYUS,
For Secretary of Rental Affair:
JAUB8 W. I, ATT A,
For OoftgygilJWW -a - xt rtff ;
QEORGE T. HL'FF,
Or V, KSTMUIiKl.ANU.
Election Time, MoT. (I
The REPUBLICAN district attorney
hip handicap entry book ia Btill operi,
and snfflcieiit natnos are already In
scribed npon it, not io mention those
coming, to make the content replete
One Candid Speach.
With tlie lesson of Homestead, of
Connellnville and of Centralis staring
tbem full in the faoe, it is not surpris
ing that the Republican delegates at
Harrisburg on Wednesday applauded
to the echo these eloquent words from
the lips of District Attorney George S.
Graham, of Philadelphia:
I hope the time will come when, in no
uncertain way, tho platform ot onr party
Will be advanced bo us to affirmatively do
cluro for restricted immigration. The
wage-earner has been bouefltted by tho
tariff duties levied on goods and chattels,
buthe is exposed to t he standing menace
of Unobstructed entrance at Castle liar
den. Labor and wages must how to the
law of supply and demand, and if we pro
tect our .industries so that our nago
earners may have the advautage of
tho higher wages paid in our own
country, we create a most inviting
field for the foreigner, whose wages are co
mnch lower. Indeed, the reckless injus
tice of capital will sometimes import in
ferior classes of labor from abroad to take
the place of American workmen when
ever a disagreement exitH between em
ployer and employed. Let our restric
tions on immigration not ouly exclude
the pnurer nnd the criminal, as onrplat-'
term does, but also protect the American
workman in tho fall possession of the
benelits of our tariff policy.
At the time and in the connection in
which these wordi were spoken titer
was no suggestion of narrowness nor
intolerance in the fpsaker'a meaning.
He meant and the convention inter
preted him as meaning, not to discour
age the utmost welcome to aliens wor
thy of admission to American oppor
tunities, but simply to bar out those
not fit to couie in; and to donble lock
the bara bo that tricksters could not
continue to squeeze unfit ones through.
It is a fHmilhir platitude of Democratic
nnd Popnlistio demagogues that tbe
Republican party wishes secretly to
encourage the bringing over of unde
sirable alien labor under contract. Tbe
charge is untrue. Whatever may be
true of ieolated individuals, tho party
in tho abrogate is honest in
its belief that American labor should
be protecteJ, not only at the custom
house but at the jumping oft place; not
only by tariffs, but by certification nnd
inspection laws, by anti-contract labor'
laws tlfat mean what they say, by
discrimination laws and by laws calcu
lated iu other ways to lessen tho liabi
lity to transplanted continental misery
and vice. Iu proof of this it is sufficient
to cite the fact that, every tangible
move yet made in this direction hue
resulted from Republican initiative,
has succeeded through Republican
championship and is sustained largely
through the instrumentality of Repub
At the same time, this restrictive
protection is yet far from perfect.
There is no ue denyiug that among a
great many practical politicians in
both the old parties this simple and
easily adjusted problem has been ap
proached in any thiug but a business -like
manner. There has among the
men whoea livelihood depands upon
votes been an altogether unjustifiable
timidity and caution in getting square
ly ard fairly to the rel point. The
phraseology of onr laws has repeat
odly beaten this immigration evil
around tho stump; but sit has
been notoriously reluctant to grapple
with the monster and crush out its lift.
Mr. Graham interjected a plain bit of
virile common sense into a rather mo
notonous afternoon of florid rhetoric
and got for his candor applause that
amounted to an ovation. Fairly and
honestly interpreted, his sentiments
are the sentiments of true American
ism everywhere. Only by distortion
can they be misconstrued into reflec
tions upon any desirable race or class.
If the eakly candidate has any li
cense to make off with the office, Ben
, jamln J. Haywood, of Mercer county,
cashier of the state treasury depart
ment, will enrely ancceed his present
chief, State Treasurer Jackson. Al
though scarcely aettled In bis new po
sition, Mr. Haywood announces that
h will aspire to the higher one; and
what ia more important, diaplays
qualifications fully entitling him to tbe
The Country Editor.
While it is true that the multiplica
tion of daily journals and the rapid
widening of their areas of circulation
have to a degree cut into the constitu
encies once enjoyed by the country
weeklies, it la also true that the influ
ence wielded by the latter upon rural
thongbt is, bound for many generations
to remain supreme. Therefore, any at
tempt to shutout tbe country editor ia
a blow at the loyal constituency he ao
faithfully serves, and must of necessity
react npon those who are lta parent.
Especially true is thia with reference
to the editora of Republican weekly
journals in Pennsylvania, to whose pa
tient and not always well-paid advo
cacy of sound political doctrine the
party ia indebted for much ot its pre
aent atrength aa a factor in govern
ment. Tbeae cotnmenta are suggested In
nnsequeaeeot a conversation recently
erlieard nt llarrlsbure between cer-
auipaigu manager! and represen
tatives of tho metropolitan daily press.
Aniong tbe latter there waa a disposi
tion to re i. nt the comparatively large
consideration accorded by the conven
tion management to the "country edi
tors." It waa even proposed iu the
future to urge the recognition, as work
ing newspaper men, ouly of those con
nected with daily publications, upon
the plea that the weeklies could readily
get their reports at aecond hand. To
this idea as well ns to tbe suggestion's
general tone Tun Tridunu desires to
place on reeord Its emphatic protest.
What is needed at state conventions ia
adequate representation and accommo
dations for all the newspapers, whether
printed daily or weekly; and when this
i i secured, if anybody has to be kept off
the atage let it be that class
of boisterous paid boomera who seem of
late years to have acquired a peculiar
command over the sources in all par
ties whence emanate tbo press ticketa
of admission. The admission of these
vocal soldiers of fortune to any part of
the convention hall should be resonted;
but their presence becomes doubly ob
noxious when, by the management's
dumping of them in great hordes upon
the stage, in the wings and at the ta
bles reserved for tbe newsptper repre
sentatives, real jonrnaliBts are prevented
from writing adequate reports, and
editors of influential weekly papers
are sent home with the feeling that
tbe party which is willing during ev
ery campaign to exact thousands of
dollars' worth of free advertising from
their columns is not willing to make
the small reciprocity embodied in cour
teous treatment at the parly's stato
The testimony of General Clarkson
and numerous other discerning Repub
lican campaign managers of national
importance is that no other factor con
tributes so muoh to the creation of
party sentiment as does a loyal, able
and harmonious party prosa. How can
this harmony be maintained while tho
attitude of the party management, aa
revealed at atate conventions, is one of
indifference or of opan disdain? The
Thidcsi is convinced that luBt Wed
nesday's exclusion of numerous prom
inent country editora at the HarriBburg
opera house, while tbeir places were
occupied by loud mouthed ward heelers,
was due to on inadvertence, and not to
design. Chairman (iilkeson has given
persona assurance that it shall not oc
cur again. The aim of the stato com
mittee will be to foster a feoling of
good will among the country journal
ists, rather than to stifle it. This week's
mistake will gnide the way to more
prudent conduct in tbe future.
Secrecy in investigations is Demo
cracy's compliment to the causticity of
The elements of the past week have
been decidedly unfavorable to the en
terprise of the Pennsylvania fire corre
spondent who keeps the metropolitan
newspapers warm with lurid accounts
of forest conflagrations.
THr.iiK ABB times when a modern
Knights Templar pilgrimage partakes
of the characteristics of a mediaeval
The Flag Problem.
Governor Flower, of New York, in
vetoing a bill to prohibit the display of
foreign fltgs on public buildings, has
again braved public criticism. It is i
probable that (his bill had its origin in
a prejudice which many good Ameri
cans do not share. The mere act of
extending courtesies to other lands on
particular days is harmless in itself,
and at tinus even commendable. If
the president of France, for instance,
should honor this country with n visit,
it would be a churlish feeling which
would object to the flying of the
French emblem alongside Old Glory
in recognition of a sister republic with
which our own nation haa always been
upon friendly terms. This illuatration
applies equally lb England, Germany,
Ireland or any other friendly European,
Asian or South American power. To
'nact into law a sweeping prohibition
which should militate against the com
mon amenities of occasions like the
supposititious one in point would be
an extreme position fully as undesira
ble in its way as is the present tend
ency Mn some qnartera to abuse the
privilege nnd turn it into an accessory
of partisan demagogiim.
It wonld be proper to insist nnder all
circumstances that no foreign fl tg shall
fly in an official relation from an Am
erican flagetaff withont tbe compan
ionship of the Stars and Stripes. Our
own honored emblem ought, indeed,
to be first, with any other flags that
occasion might require to he displayed
occupying a anbordinate place. Such
a requirement wonld fulfill the necessi
ties of symbolized patriotism and work
no Indignity or give no real offenoe to
fair-minded representatives of foreign
nations. Tbe spirit which at this
time is firm in demanding a larger rec
ognition of the typified principles of
Yankee citizenship is wise and whole
Bomoln its general purpose, if not in
variably prudent in its occasional ex
pressions. Thia ia the land of our alleg
iance, and no other. The good citizen,
whether native or naturalized, will not
peraistently do that which could reason
ably be construed as a alight to the
United States government: if there be
those among na who would do thia they
ahould be taught better to appreciate
tbe privileges tbey enjoy, and if not
amenable after due effort to patient
teaching and wise advice, should be in
formed that the hospitality which they
abuse is not a natural right but rather
a voluntary courtesy, subject to with
drawal when made the basis of dis
loyalty, But that would seem to be a good
place to draw the line.. The sentiment
in behalf of thia reasonable reform
ought not to be IJaelf abused through
nartowed diatortioua and embittered
sectional, racial or religions antipath
ies. The trend of pnblic opinion on
thia subject ia in the right direction.
The citizenship of America, native and
adopted, is growing yearly more in
telligent, loyal and patriotic. Dema
goglsm, although rampant in spots, ia
slowly becoming less effective with tbe
thinking masses. Tbe men who make
demagoglam their political stock in
trade are being fonnd oat. What la
known as the Independent voter, mean
ing thereby the voter who la governed
in his civic relations by Intelligence,
principle and oommon aenae, ia a grow
ing and beneficent factor in the clari
fication of American politica.
Thia conscientious force is not to
be bullied. It is amenable
ouly to the prudent and gradual argu
ments of education, liberality and
broad-mindedness. The proscription
of all foreign flsg-flying, without qual
ification or reservation, ia not one of
these prudent arguments. It is an ex
treme' plea, no doubt honest in concep
tion, but liable to be distorted into
msnifeatationa which would needlessly
complicate a civic problem that for its
proper solution calls for the utmost
patience, conciliation and moderation.
People can bo led when they cannot be
driven. Tho aim of conservative
Americans is to lead their brethren of
foreign nativity into a duo comprehen
sion of tho responsibilities of Ameri
can citizenship and not drive them,
rough shod, until resistance nnd re
sentment are engendered as inevitable
consequences of too radical procedure.
There are repeated assertions in
both parties aa to the prevalence of
corruption in the politica of Lnzsrne
county; but commonly these chargea
come in the nature of "atop thief"
clamor designed to conceal pocket
picking even more flagrant than that
complained of. The esteemed Wilkee
Barre Record raiaes a new style of
dust by charging a competitor for tho
Republican congreasional nomination
in that district with making too free use
of his money. We do not credit the
insinuation that this complaint is
merely a moan of anguish from one of
tbe Record's friends who is also thia
year a distanced candidate himeelf. It
must have substantial foundation; and
the Record ia too honorable a journal
not to sustain its vague chargea with
Whatever failings ho may have, it
cannot be denied that Frank Willing
Leach knows politics to the minutest
detail, is a superior organizer and loies
no time in getting things in proper
working order. Ilia return to the sec
retaryship of the state commltte will,
therefore, meet with general approval,
particularly since this is a year when
thore will be no occasion for conflicts
between leaders and political volunteers.
Correspondent Edwards, who ex
posed the sugar trust scandal, would
strengthen bis ca?e by the cheerful
revelation of his sources of iufoima
tion, provided, of course, he first ob
tained their consent. There are facts
enough to back his ;tory up and make
the publication of the same exceedingly
uncomfortable to officials high in
Tut: Philadelphia Presi is abund
antly justified iu its enjoyable satisfac
tion at tbe work of last Wednesday's
Republican state conveution. If tho
deeds, words and influences of the
Press bad been subtracted from that
gathering's proceedings there would
not have been much left.
It is an indication of wholesome pro
gress when reputable journals of all
partieo unite in the advocacy of honest
immigration restriction. With such
stroug forces unanimously urging for
ward, the pnll-backs will simply be
dragged along perforce.
Now that it has completed ita grat
uitous distribution of friendly tokens
to the other clubs, the Scranton aggre
gation of ball players should start in to
Win a few games of its own.
The marriage of Miss Emma Conrad,
the well known soprano, and Mr. Theo
dore Ilemburger.violinist,i8 announced
to take place early next month. Mbs
Conrad, a native Scrantonian, u an ex
cellent pianist as well aa a prima donna
of great ability. During her sojourn
in Europe, where she sang in grand
opera, Miss Conrad mastered the lead
ing roles in fifteen or sixteen cf the
ataudard operas. Her greatest success
was as Marguerito in "Faust," in which
character she received tbe highest
praise from the German press. Pro
fessor Hemburger bus been in Scranton
only a few months, but in that time
has made hosts of friends in musical
circles, where his genial manners and
many accomplishments are appreciated,
II II II
Tho well known comic opera, "The
Doctor of Alcantara," will be given by
tbe choir of St. Peter's in St. Thomas'
ball iu about two weeks. The produc
tion will be under direction of Pro
fessor Schilling, organist of the Cathe
dral, who has bad much experience in
superintending presentations of comio
opera. ''Tne Doctor of Alcantara," by
Eicbberg, ia one of the brightest of
light operas ami, though written yeara
ago, never grows old. St. Peter's
choir contains vocalists who are amply
able to give the work a creditable ren
dition. Rehearsals will begin at once.
II II II
Carbondale ematenr musicians have
decided to abandon the idea of pre
senting the "Pirates of Ponzance" in
this city. After looking over the
amusement field they dcoided to cancel
dates prospective or otherwise in
Scranton nntil fall.
II II II
Costnmers are busily engaged pre
paring the paraphernalia necessary for
tbe presentation of the ''Fall of Baby
lon," wnich will be given at the Froth
ingham under direotlou of Tallie Mor
gan. The chorus costumes will bs
made in this city of inexpensive ma
terial, though tbey will be selected and
designed with a view to producing the
best effects in blending of color in the
grand processionals, in which the en
tire chorus of 500 people will appear on
the stage. The elaborate drcaaca worn
by the principal characters will be
manufactured in New York. Rehears
als are moving smoothly and Mr. Mor
gan reports that tbe singers are making
II II II
Professor Daniel Protheroe, Mus.
Bsc, will take a pleasure trip through
Wisconsin in Jane.
II II II
Barnnm'a oircus was not only re
sponsible, no donbt, for the rain, but
the greataat ahow on earth was also
the means of depriving Scrantonlnna
of tbe"opportunity of hearing Lillian
Russell in comio opera. Manager
Blackwood, of the Frothingbam, had
arranged with Mr. Lederer for an ap
pearance of Mies Rnssell and company
on May 24. When the New York man
ager, however, learned that it waa the
date of Barnnm'a circus he refused to
take the risk, not caring to compete
with a circua even nnder the most fav
orable oonditiona. Manager Blaok
wood hopes to secure a date for the
celebrated queen of comio opera before
the end of the season.
CLOSE THE GATES.
This has been so long and proudly pro
claimed to be "tho land of the free and the
home of the brave" thot tho people of the
oountry, listening to that strain, have for
gotten to keep America from being "the
land" of those who translate freedom as
license to trample on law, and "tbo home"
of those who dolioe bravery as defiance of
law. The class of new-oomers
from realms where ouly tho mili
tary arm of the government
has ever had power to coutrol
them are compelling here the U9e of the
same power to put an end to riot and
murder. Then, since that must bo done,
the earlier it can be done the better for
the rioters themselves. The time
is upon this country when it should stern
ly rule out all such Incomers. The coun
tries wherein they have been born and
grown up must go to work to civilize them
at home. This country has enough to do
to assimilate and educate tbo multitudes of
such tbat have already beon poured in, or
called in, upon us.
THE CHICAGO PLATFORM.
I was once a joyous platform; in Chicago I
The people laughed and hollered and tbe
bands all ,-anie and played.
My planki were joined so neatly that the
'Twas a case of clear perfection, and they'd
lick the man who dared
Insiiiuate.tliat I was anything but staunch
And now there ain't enoiiRh of me for cam
paign kindling wood.
Where aro now thoso vocal efforts and
thoso sentiments sublime?
Thoso tunes played gladly out of key and
mostly out of time?
Gone into deep oDliviou; laid high upon
Dear, patriotic speeches, you're back num
bers, like myself.
They said they made me strong enough to
copo with any fate,
And yet I proved as fragile as a chunk of
To patriotic fires I'd give somo splinters, if
But now tburo ain't enough of me for cam
paign kindling wood.
131 and 133
N. Washington Ave.
Jewctt's Patent Charcoal Filled
Water Filters, Coolers and
Also a full lino of CHINA, CROCKERY
422 LACKA. AVE.
The Finest in the City.
The latest improved fur
nishings and apparatus for
keeping meat, butter and eggs.
303 Wyoming Ave.
RCOFtinnlnii and solderlnir all dono away
with bytlm use of HAKTMAN'S PAT
ENT PAINT, which consists of incrcdl nts
well-known to alL It ran bo nupliud to tin,
Kalvanizod tin, nhoet Iron roofs, al so to brlok
uwulliiiKS, which will provunt absolutely any
crumbling, cracking or breaking of the
brick. It will outlast 1 1 tilling ot any kind by
many yenrs.und it's coat does not uxcoed one
fifth that ot the cost of tinning. In sold by
tho job or pound. Contracts tiiRon by
ANTONIO II A KT At ANN, K7 Birch 8t.
WANT a Piano or Organ Cheap?
LOOK AT THE LIST:
A n eitra flno Henry P. Mlllor Square
An extra fine "Chicl(erini(''Siiuare IMano 175
A Rood Uaiuei) Hrotliera Hqtuiro Piano... 100
A good Meyer Ilrothera Squaro Piano.... 90
A ood Kirtii & Pond Hquare Pinno 7i
A good Pluphonla Square Piano 60
A Veryirood Boston Piano Co. Walnut
A vi ry KOd Whoolock Upright Piano.. 180
A ye ry Rood Wheelock Upright Piano.. U0
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' HEW STORE,
It is about time that business and the weather struck a regular cait instead of a regular flood. So far this
past week tbe earth Beeme to have been hobnobbing with Jupiter Pluviui Tho old song may be made to read:
"Oh, hand me down my cough drops,
And umbrella right away,
For I'm to be Queen of the May, mother,
I'm to be Queen of the May."
We can't make weather, but we can make prizes.
LOOK AT THESE NOW.
Id Oar Basement At Domestic Counter UAIwB
New Dress Ginghams; old tariff, 10c, Fine Printeii Pon.. nM ia
new. tariff, Cc All of the best make, J &
of Calicoes; oM tariff. 7e, new tariff, iu dark grounds; old tariff 2s
n iSSSf i',l,Ua"ty Utl!iK ,Flan"el"! new tariff lHc Printed Bengalees
m!w& 1 Vmw . N ft n,,d Wmltles; old tariff Ufa new ar-
2 BIT,vllrMH-fl,!'i oM tnn-Lhri M Best Scotch Dimities, our
vZ I? Su Radios' Jersey Ribbed ,,wn importation ; old tariff 886 new
Veata, All Sizes: old tariff 10c, new tariff iSa, Bait Scotch Ginghams,
tariff oc. lace effect8. 0i,j tarjff 35Cj new 20o
Cloak Department and Capes
Ladies'l and Misses' Light Weight,
Jackets; old tariff $4.00, new tariff
11.98, Ladies' and Misses' Jacket
and Capes- old tariff Jii.OO, now tar
iff 82.08. Ladies' and Misses' Jackets
and Capes; old tariff tlO.OO, new
Notion CoDDtfir Curtain Department-2d Floor
Curntivo and Rweefc Pea Soap; old
tariff unc, new tariff 17c. Ladies' Good Window Hhades, mounted on
Silk Garters with silyerized clasps; sprin" roller, 17c.
old tariff 00c, new tariff lioc. La- cherry and Walnut Curtain Poles,
dies' Leather Belts, various styles; mi
old tariff Mc, now tariff 10a complete with brass fixtures, Ho
With the New Valve3
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.
SPECIAL FOR A
A Guaranteed Foun
tain Pen, regular
price $1.50, for
Stationers and Engravers.
817 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Dr. Hill & Son
Fet teeth, I8..W: bent not, $8: for (rold cpj
and teeth without platen, called crown and
bridge work, call for prloea and referonoes.
TONALQ1A, for extracting teeth without
pain. Mo ether. Mo gas.
OVEIt FIRST KATIONAT, BANK.
A very geftd Shonlnger Upright Piano..
A Maaon & Hamlln,nearly now.hlgh top,
An A. R Chase, nearly new, blgli top,
A Chicago Cottage.noarly new, high top,
A Worcester, nearly new, high top,
and Organs at Wholesale and Retail on InaUllmenta.
THE : COLUMBIA :
Ml Spruce St., Op. Mine
7tTE offor tho finest lino of Wheels of
" sold Purchasers taught to rlda
upen evontngs. hpeclnl llargnlna In soconn-uand wlieels.
Foote & Sliear Co.
513 Lackawanna avenue.
The best is none too
good. Ours are 18-k.
All sizes and weights.
423 Lackawanna Ava
Berries are arriving
in very flue condition
and prices low.
Fancy Peas, Beans,
A Standard.nearly new.hlgh top,donble
A fr'houlnger, nearly new, high top,
double reed , , a
And about 20 other good aecond hand or
gans, m to SCO. ...,
The above collection of Socond hand Itmru
mentaareall In good order, fully guaran
teed, the greatest bargain aver offered in
this city. Call and see them. Installments
or discount for cash.
BICYCLE : AGENCY
Office. M. W.'SS'
all graded and gunrnnte every mnohlno
free of charge. Call for caialogno.
DO NOT FREEZE
QUITE SO QUICK
BUT NEARLY SO.
TT MOT a
Globe Shoe Store!
827 LACK A. AVE.
Evans & Powell 3
FORTY FORT COAL
A limited number of the above
bonds aro for sale at par and ac
crued interest by tho following
parties, from whom copies of the
mortgage and full information can
E. W. Mulligan, Cashier Second
National Bank, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
W. L.Watson, Cashier First Na
tional Bank, Pittston, Pa.
J. L. Polen, Cashier People's
Savings Bank, Pittston, Pa.
A. A. Bryden, President Miners'
Savings Bauk, Pittston, Pa.
And by the Scranton Savings
Bank and Trust Compauy,Trusteo
under the Mortgage.
T. H. AtbertOD, Counsel,
Inserted in THE TRIBUNE at the
rate of ONE CENT A WORD.