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THIS RCRANTON J JKlJiinSTE THURSDAY MUKJN UN (. MAY" 81, 1891.
Published daily in Scranton. Pa., dy The
Tribune Publishing Company.
E P. KINGSBURY,
New York Orricc : Tbidunc Builoinq. Frank -tf.
Entered at thk PotiorricK at sc n anton, pa.. a
ECONO-ClAtB MAIL MATTER.
HJBANTON. MAY 31, 1801.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DANIEL H HASTINGS,
For UtUtnOfii Q rernor:
for Audita Otiural.'
AMOS K. UYUK,
I'm- 9ieretary of fferaai Affatnt
JAMES W. l.ATTA,
HI' I'llll.UiKI 1'IIIA.
For Concri Hiitnrii-ut-I.fii iir:
GALU8HA A. GROW,
pf si SQtrBHANHA.
GEORGE T. HUFF
BlMllon Time, Nov. 0
Tims iwkauhaTii In th Wilkesbnrre
Kovvs Dealer ll nntrne: The "SOBAHTOS
ThIBDNB nnd Republican want to dic
tate to the Republicans of Lusno
county, whom they should Dominate
lor Congress. The Scrgntcm U'pnbli
CM can speak for itslf and ro fur hb
Tmc TBIBC5B is concerned its only ut
toranoa tn relation to tho Twelfth dis
trict was one deploring an effort to
ru the Republicans of Loaerne county
of their privilege of choosing; their own
nominee. The effort has since subsided,
and we are correspondingly happy
If there is o'io feature more gratify
iiiK than another in connection with
tiie anulTeraary commemorated so tit
ttogly yeiterday, in enite of unfavor
.i'.ile weather, it is tho participation of
Ihayonng in those Instructive memo
rial McereilM, It is well, of course,
that adult civilians, through their va
rious peaco organizations, should pay
n public token of respect to the mem
ciy of thosi voluntoer soldiers of
I hrun decades ago whose practical he
roism, on sontbern battle fl"Hs, m?ule
possible the nappy conditions under
which w" nowadays flourish. The ap
pearance of these org.uiizitious, In the
liue of parade, occasioned cratification
nnd contributed to tho lmprvasivstiess
of no always impressive observance.
" h-ir membership stands as one of the
conspicuous pledget of what tlw loyal
cltissnthtp of today would dotn de
fence of the fVig should its honor again
call for determined voluu'.oora.
Not less gratifyiug was the creditable
Showing made by local representatives
of the Pennsylvania National Guard,
occupying a medial position between
men who mnlco war or tho possibility of
war the basis of an exclusivo profess
ion and men who, in the fancied secur
ity of unlbr.m tuned p'.ace, (jive no
thought to dangers ng yet unseen, this
branch of tho militia is not only a pru
dent precaution, considered philosoplii
oally, but it is in downright practice,
the wry finrst nml truest expression of
this prescient popular forethought that
we have. Its representation in a Me
morial l)v cortege or the crack com
panies of the banner militia regiment
in the .United States, matching with '
the precision of a perfect machine, im
parted a realism to this reminiscence
cf war time that was singularly in
keeping with the tenor of the day's
suggestions. "They look liko fighters,
not like carpet knights," win the com
pliment which this regiment won from
n distinguished spectator during oao of
its rotable parade. And it was in this
potentiality as fijfhtera, ready to do
t!ieir whole duty when required, that
these expert militia men fitted most
appropriately into an honorable asso
ciation with tbos-) earlier heroes of the
great rebellion who, In their day, were
the fighters and not tho carpet knights
cf the republic's crucial epoch.
Another division of vesterday's pa
geantry called up memories of dep
significance. We trust we are not
guilty of an excess of sentiment when
wo confess that a detachraeift of veter
ans never parses ns that we do not look
to see those who are in Bicht uncover
their heads in compliment to the na
tion's defenders. The inexorable de -crease
wrought these ranks by the re
lentlessness of the living years was yes
terday again vividly brought into evi
dence. Whore once inarch hundreds
there now umreh of groups of ten; and
oven these totter sometimes with in
firmity or shake with the palsy of age.
It is impossible for men with a trim
p-rcep ion of the significance of things
to view these annual pilgrimages of
cur surviving soldiery to the tombs of
brother heroes beside which they must
nil soon take their honored final sleep
without experiencing a profound sense
of melancholy, and a renewed depth of
gratitude and reverential regard.
Amid such inspirations ns these it is
like passing from the solemnity of tho
8"pulchre out into the glorious and
joyous open to rest the eye and feast
the mind on columns of happy child
ren, trooping with ebaplets of flowers
and tributes of song to the place where
their beroio forefathers sleep. We are
nre vlad to recognize this, the crown,
ing glory of Memorial Day. It invig
orates us to know that in this direction
of our young amid the atmosphere of
reverence and contagious influences of
true patriotism we are building for tho
fntnre a resource inestimable. It is a
aonrce of honest pride to realizo that in
this exhibited relationship between
honorable death and hopefnl birth we
have in miniature the story of onr na
tional progress and the resume of our
civio vitality. Huch an object lesson
ns this is not on exhibition in any other
county on the face of the globe. We
alone have made it a possibility and a
fact From it we dednco the success
of the repnblio and gather strength
and incentive for the varied battles
that are to come.
Viewed in contemplative mood as a
,i y of the past, that convention at
Harrisburg seems more than ever like
a peace congress.
Says the esteemedliiinchChnnk Daily
News: "The Scranton Tribune is sound
on the Sunday law. It thinks tho ex
isting bins law is about: one hundred
years too old." But while it remains,
the law dlstastefnl or not, it should be
enforced, and reaaonable efforts to en
force it should not be resisted. It is
not the duty of a good citizen to say
that bucaiue he may not approve this
law, ho will therefore deny .it. There
is a i roper time and place for urging the
law's amendment; but there is no lime
or placo for assuming an attitude of
Curtain sentences in Judge Craig's
recent charge to the Monroe county
grand-jury nre worthy of memoriza
tion. We quoto tho following ones:
'Tt will not do in a peaceful commun
ity like this, where bo far as wo know
the law has always been fairly deult
out, whero there has always been jus
tice, so far ns we know, to say that
persons shall be at liberty to take the
law iu their own hands. If they do.
they take it with all the responsibility
connected with it. It is, I take it, a
stain to a certain extent, upon the
country ; it is a stain to the stato itself,
th it where courts are open, and where
there is every disposition to do what
the law requires, jot that mobs shall
gather together and take the life of a
human being without trial and with
out consont of law, Gentlemen of the
jury, it is our doty to do all we cm to
uphold tho law, and see that oll'enders
are punished," A speedy return, in ac
cordance with this wise charge, will
do much to obliterate the stain that
now rests upon that county and upon
Make Haste Slowly.
Throughout tho country there is snch
a manifest and decided reaction In
favor of Republicanism that local
nominations by that party are likely in
some iustancos to be too eagerly sought.
This is, perhaps, an unavoidable peril
of prospective snccsn; and no warning
words that can be said in the news
paper! will bo likely to have serions
expreHsivo effect. Nevertheless, it is
fast becoming n duty of tho Republican
rank aud fllo, of thes) high party pri
vates who are iu politics !ess through
hope of preferment than from disint
erested bolief in the party's principles,
to pause and think seriously before
being drawn into heated and acrimoni
ous rivalries that may if unchecked,
result in a loss of the next Congreai to
the cause of honest govornment
Wo mean these words in a general
sense and are not seeking to hit at any
one man or faction or locality. Should
a time coine when it would seem to ua
necessary to bo personal and particnlar
In this .".dvice, we shall be so, unre
servedly. TBI TbibUMI hai been from
Its inception an uueompromising and
aggressive Republican newipapir, at
the service of the party in all its battles,
whether the candidates of the party
havo been its personal preferences or
the reverse. A record thu.i consistent
will not be marred. This journal be
lieves that tho Republican policies are
best and that Republican candidates,
(Then fairly chosen in obedience to the
real dotires of the masses of the party,
are preferable without exception to
Democratic candidates, irrespective of
any feeliugs that might be entertained
apart from politics.
Upon this broad platform we desire
to suggest that in tho preliminary dis
cussion of various candidates, through
out this state and throughout the coun
try, it would bo wise to make hasto
slowly. In two neighboring congress
districts we observe such a drift of fao
tional eagerness to win temporary su
premacy within the party councils as
appears to give renewed hope to the
formerly demoralized and dejected
enemy. It is possible that such a con
dition may be duplicated in other
states. Good Republicans, who aro for
parly principles first and for party can
didates secondarily, should view this
tendency with a certain degree of ap
prehension. It is one thing to see the
party iu good fighting trim ; it is quite
another to have that enthusiasm ex
hausted in internal dissensions,
When TiiF.Tnir.UNi: pledged itself to
abide unreservedly the fair and houest
choice of tho convention in its own
teriitory, it took a stand which might
well be taken by ils Republican con
temporaries elsewhere. This is no year
for domestic party bickering. Lst the
preliminary ennvass be spirited and
earnest; but let it not be so much em
bittered as to jeopard the lator battle
at the polls.
A coRRF.sro.NDKXT at Lako Carey has
gone to the trouble to deny that there
has been any unusual decimation this
year among the finny inhabitants of
that charming water. The denial was
scarcely necessary. Those fishes are
never "killed" save by the blue pencils
of discriminating news editors
TnK fondness which J. Pluvius is
evincing for May has passed out of
the curious and entered the intolera
ble. A Clumsy Vindication.
Senator Hill has no particular rea
son to be on good, terms with the news
papers, but that fact is to thoir credit
rather than to his. They havo made
bis pathway in politics uncommonly
rocky, but it was because, although
capable of higher things, he deliber
ately chose methods that provoked
sharp criticism and brought out some
of the very best uses of a foarless nnd
independent press. Therefore when,
in discussing the sngar trust scandal,
he gofsontof his way to cast a slur
on the veracity of journalism as a pro
fession he hurts the object of his at
tack muoh less than he reveals his own
It is unfortunate, no doubt, that in
its Investigation of the correspondents,
the senate committee has not been
brought up with a quick turn by the
presentation of complete evidence, duly
signed, sealed and attested. Onr un
derstanding of the resolution whereby
this committee of inquiry was author
ized is that it was direated to investi
gate certain senators. The faot that it
has instead, gone gunning for two or
three modest reporters, who performed
in the premises a very minor part, is
significant, not to say suspicions. Yet
even this detour could be forgiven if
there were real evidence of a genuine
intention to get at the bottom of the
scandal. Unfortunately, there Is no
such evidence. Senator Hill himself,
garnishes bis oratory in the case with n
fling ut the newspapire; nnd it is clear
now, if not at the beginning, that the
whole rauntad probing will ond in a
puff of smoke.
Meanwhile, it will remain for indi
vidual voters to determine what meas
ure of trust is to be reposed in a party
which, having gained power jthrough
incessant slandering of its opponents,
immediately proceeds to get mixed up
in a ecnndiil fivo limes greater than
nuyitevir, even in its wlldvst flights,
imagined In connection with its prede
cessors. This, nfter all, is the real im
port of this great farcical inquiry at
Washington. Having professed so
muoh pnrity nnd reform, the Demo
cratic party must explain, notonly
how little it relishes newspapers that
tell the truth, but bow it dare appear
before its former constituency with
skirts bedraggled in dozen suspicions
and with a certificate of character,
drawn up behind bolted senate doors
aud attested by nothing more substan
tial than easily transparent whitewash.
Now THAT that tho Harrisburg Pa
triot has sucoeeded to its obvious sat
isfaction in slaying and interring the
political prospects of Senator Walter
Lyon we shall not be surprised to learn
from it that General Hastings' candi
dacy is also in serious doubt.
The induction of Coxey, tho floods
and tho sevi'iiteen year locusts In one
season, is evidence that occasionally
there is foundation for the old adage
to the effect that it never rains but it
PRUDENTLY RESTRICTED immigration,
wisely popularized education, nnd the
application of business principles to the
business of local government form three
virtues of advanced Republicanism that
deserve to b ranked as cardinal.
Tin; Democratic press in Pennsyl
vania is wasting itq time in trying to
make Jack Robinson out a bleeding
martyr. Jack will do his bleeding this
year by Demooratio proxy.
ONE NEYBB learns to appreciate con
ventional conveniences of civilization
until by some accident they aro momen
At tid; present rate of progress it is
cousoling to rutUct, despits the high
water, that those new bridges will not
soon be swept, away.
THE SPIRIT OF THE CONVENTION.
Tho decisive aud significant fact is that
the Bepnblioana of Pennsylvania Bod the
party organisation responsive to their
will, they find it accepting and adopting
a high standard of public action; and
thus comes a uimuuniity of sentiment aud
a heartiness of enthusiasm which have
been sadly lacking at times. Kopublicans
are sensible cf their great opportunity,
but they are sensible ulso of the great
duty which it enrries. The certain
ty of a colossal majority did
not lead them into any care
lessness. There was a feeling that the
people everywhere are turning to the He
publican party ns the only party capable of
government, ami tlint it must, show itself
worthy of this confidence. Tho result was
a general expression Hint iu its touo and
quality and impulse it, was the best of cou
vention for some years. It reflected the
spirit of the Kepublican musses, and its
own spirit, will be reflected in turn
throughout the state. It inaugurates the
campaign in the most gratifying manner
and it pressages a unanimity of purpose, n
cordiality of support and n feeling of en
thusiasm which will make this cauvass
memorable in the history of tho common
wealth. The Collea Graduate.
In the calm of the evening tho old man
was driving home the cows.
His mind dwelt on other days. He saw
the fresii, healthy face of bis only son
turned in farewell for a nioineut, thon
gone, perhaps forevor.
"It was the call of duty," the father
murmured. "It is not for me to repine."
He raised his eyes.
He was come again. A wan face instead
of tho glow of health, an empty sleeve, a
crutch, but it was he.
"Yes," the youth explained, "1 have my
il.'grfo all right. I'm a trifle shy on legs
nnd arras, fin t I'd liko to call your atten
tion to my hair. Ain't she a beaut?"
Drawing his diploma from his bosom, he
showed that ho spoke truly.
Sarcasm frcm Ancient Berks.
Scanton makes pretensions to n metro
politan status In comparison with which
Heading cnts no flgun: and yet Its news
papers resound with editoriul denuncia
tion of "marauding cows that disMguro
lawns and shrubbery," and complaints of
"newsbovs crying their warm in nu un
necessarily robust voice," nnd "brass bands
playing through thestreets when return
ing from an excursion lato at ulght" Iui-
ngiuo, if possiible.the existonco in Reading
or suru a village mature ns 'inarandiug
rows" running at large, or such a provin
cial characteristic as objecting to news
boys' cries or tho noise of brass banda on
tho streets, day or night.
"TO givo rou a square meal," she snid,
"if you'll chop that wood. That's all I've
got to say to you."
"Madam," said Meandering Miko, "sro
you nu. km' that proposition cos ye need
tho wood split, er out o' tho kiudnesB of
"Why I lint in any particular need of
"1 suspected it from your manner.
Madam, low ez I hov sunk, I um still too
liroud to accept charity."
Aud he stalked haughtily away.
We Acenpt th Amendment
Kaston Ftes Press.
Except that it would rob l'ounsylvanis
ot nu inoomparaoie '"lltnr, there are those
who would be willing some day to salute
1 1 in) as "Senator diaries IJmory Smith."
So anion Trilmne.
Thoro aro many men who wonld be will
ing to thus salute him oven though It de
prive them of their favorite editor.
SttU li Faith In Smith.
SMS ViirH- .Van.
We shall believe that the Hon. James
Smith, of Nev; Jorsey, will vote for an in
come tax of any eort when we see the rec
ord. A TJemooia'lc Opinion of Qorman.
N, in For World.
They know that he is a combination of
Artful Uodger nnd Oily Oatninon.
THE SILENT ARMY.
No sentinel on the outer wall, ,
No guard will blow a bugle call:
Tim camp is open to us all,
With the army of the dead.
Tis rank and file through all the band,
There Is no general to command;
What need of that I They understand
ThiB army of the dead.
Rightly thoy rest, for they have won;
They fought and passed the Rubicon;
All ttfat they hd to do is done,
In this army of the dead.
Tho' sleeping, well they guard the past:
It is their booty secret, vast;
Tbelr meaning we shall learn at last,
In the army of the dead.
Mortimer Stoddard in the Independent.
Why Ari th Doore Closed P
A'tw York World.
If the senate's sense of honor is not
dulled, ir it hi not deaf to the demands
from all parts of tho country, if thoro In
nothing to be feared by un open and fear
less investigation, if no. damaging expos
ures nre to be listened to, why not throw
wide tho doors nnd lot tho public hear the
testimong that shall clear the senate of the
charges made against its good name?
Open the doors!
And the People Hunt Pay.
The members of tho house will not rest
mifil tln v- rfi.t t-i:t . r un Inrv.flnolr in o
. ... j - b i iu t'l lun ........ j ......... n
rule and ho compel tho treasury to con
tribute to their campaign fund.
131 and 133
N. Washington Ave.
Juwett's Patent Charcoal Filled
Water Filters, Coolers and
Also a full lino of CHINA, CKOCKERY
422 LACKA. AVE.
Maloney Oil and Manufac
Have removed their oflico to their
141, 143,145, 147, 149, 151
TELEPHONE NUMBER, 8082.
The GENUINE New Uaven
New York Warerooms No. 80
E. C. BICKER & CO,
Sole dealers in this section.
OFFICE-m Adams Ave., Telephone B'l'd'g
The Fines t in the City,
The latest Improved fur
nishings uud npparatns for
keeping meat, butter and eggs.
ROOF tinning and soldering nil done away
with liy the usoof HAKTMAN'8 I'AT
F.NT I'AINT, which consists of Ingrodi -nts
wi'll-known to all. It onu bi applied to tin,
Ralvanized tin, sbeet iron roofs, also to hriok
ilwi'lliniTH, whieh will provent absolutely any
mimbllnif, pranking or brewing of the
brick. It will outlast tlnulng ot any kind by
ninny yvars,aml it's cost (tows not exceed oue
flfth thatof ih' cost of tinning. Is sold by
tho job or pound. Contracts taken by
ANTONIO HAM MANN, KJ7 Biroh St.
An extra fine Henr? P. Miller Squsre
A n extra Ann "t!hlckerllig'Siiuaru I'iaoo K.l
A kikmI Halhft Hrutlior.t Sqn.tr Piaao... 100
A Kood Meyer Hrothcn ' uunro Piano,.,. DO
A ifood Firth & Pond .Square Piano 75
A Kood Pinphouia Square Piano BO
A very Rood Boston Piano Co. Walnut
A very good Whoolock Upright Piano., 180
A vo ry good Wbeelock Upright Piano.. 130
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' MEW STORE,
TO REACH LOW WATER MARK
And outdo all competition. We will prove
it now more forcibly than ever by offering
our customers at Silk Counter a large collec
tion of 24-inch Printed Pongees, Striped
Wash Silks, 28-inch Cream and Swivel
Dress Silks, which are usually considered
good value at 65c. per yard. Your choice at
Such a remarkable cut in price we know
will cause a great consternation in the trade
and the question will arise, "Why do we do
it.'" and "How we do it?" but as long as we
convince the public that we can do it, and
eager buyers are also convinced of these
facts, you are satisfied and so are we. Our
Plain Japanese Iiabituosi Silks in 40 differ
ent shades, 23-inch wide at
Are also great values. Black Brocade In
dia Silks, soft, graceful and durable, yarn
dyed, 24 inches wide, which command $1.00
everywhere Our Special Bargain Price.
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
814 Lacka. Ave.
SPECIAL FOR A
A Guaranteed Foun
tain Pen, regular
price $1.50, for
Stationers and Engravers,
817 LACKAWANNA AVE
Dr. Hill & Son
Fot teoth, fi.50: bwt sot, 8: for (fold cap
nd teeth without iilntos, cafleil crown nnd
brldire work, call for prices snd referenoiii.
TONALGIA, for t'Xtractlu moth without
ii 11. Mo ether. Noru
OVEIl FIRST NATIONAL RANK.
n w 1 mu rqd
iiiLun 1 uvku u
Piano or Organ Cheap?
LOOK AT THE LIST:
A very good gliontnger Upright Piano.. US
A Mason & riamlln.nearly new.high top,
double reed. I 60
An A. B. Chaso, nearly now, high tort,
double reel 75
A Chicago Cottage, nearly new, high top,
double reed 60
A Worcester, nearly new, high top,
double rood 60
and Organs tt Wholesale snd Ketail, on Instil
THE : COLUMBIA :
2!4 Sprues it, Op. Tribal
'VV' "le "nest lino ot Wheels of
M " Bolil Purchasers taught to riilo
' l" 11 11 nil;.. .-J" 1 ML JJH1 IWU9 III NUt -
DO NOT FREEZE
QUITE SO QUICK
BUT NEARLY SO.
FOOTE & SHEAR CO,
513 Lacka. Ave.
Herriea arc arriving
in very lino condition
and prices low.
Fancy Peas, Beans,
A Standard, nearly new.high top,doubIo
A Hioningcr, nearly new, high top,
double reci! - .. 33
And nbout 120 other good second hand or
gann, tm to (i0.
The above collection of Second hand Insru
iiiciiN aroall in good order, fully guaran
teed, the gr eatest -bargains ever offered in
this city. Call and see them, lnstahmsnta
or discount for caali.
BICYCLE : AGENCY
all grndii anil (juarnnto every machine
tree of chargo. Call for catalogue.
Ullll - UlllIU WIltH'lS.
Id 11 1U1
A BEAUTY? I
Globe Shoe Store
227 LACKA. AVE.
Evans 8c Powell
FORTY FORT COAL
A limited number of tho above
bonds aro for sale at par and ac
crued interest by tho following
parties, from wbom copies of tlio
mortgage and full information can
E. W. Mulligan, Casliier Second
National Bank, Wilkes-Bar re, Pa.
W. L.Watson, Cashier First Na
tional Bank, Pittston, Pa.
J. L. Polcn, Cashier People's
Savings Bank, Pitlston, Pa.
A. A. Brydcn, President Minors'
Savings Bank, Pittston, Pa.
And by tho Scranton Savings
Bank and Trust Company, Trustee
under the Mortgage.
T. R Atherton, Counsel,
The best is none too
good. Ours are 18-k.
All sizes and weights.
423 Lackawanna Ave.
Inserted in THE TRIBUNE at the
late of ONE CENT A WORD.