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PUJLICHtD DAILY IN SCHANTON, PA., ttl TMf
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Nrw YOA OfflCI ! TSIIIUNC DUILDINO. .
MICKED AT THI POSTOf.-CC AT PCAAATOM,
SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTES.
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RSPUDUCAN STfiTE TICKET.
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For Limlcnavt QaverMtt
rr Auditor Cent ral:
AMOS 11. MYI.1N,
'or Secretary 0 ll niui .ffair:
JAMES W. LATTA,
or Owi0rfissmMilaL(i 1 .
GALU8HA A. GROW,
GKOHOB P. BUFF,
Flection Time, Uv. (I
1y a:u BT, oiiii of tbese time-Bcrv-i
np politioiauB who beliwa that Anwr
ims no option bat to e tin dnmu
lag ground of oth"r nations' pMp(
Ubcr, will nw:kj hoiw fine morning to
;ml liia political future lying all bn
Is It Wi'39 to ChanRR?
Itts no more tlinn fair to many citi
'sor.s to say tlint sines tho last mimic
tpttl eloctioa at which th bridgs bond
question waa ratified, noma apparently
1 troni reasons Lav 1 lian preseutod why
tho site of tue ttraotara that it is pro
pound 10 eroct over ihn Laekawanns
tbouM be nt Mulberry street, on th
lotitliorn Bide, rather than at Linden
f-troat, as was first designed. TlIH Tjti
duns, with no property Interests at
take In either choloe, is fr?e to nay, as
it would be in any event, that tho ad
vocates of n obanged location have to
nil appearances made out nn uncxp?ot
1 illy pood COM They have- nsser-td
-riti-. evident sincerity that Virile.' at
Mulberry could be bnilt for less money,
i nd that it would be a bettor bridge,
I ban ouo at Linden; aul they mani
festly believe that a labstltntlon of tho
former silo for the latter would work
greater convenience ton lnrirer nnt&bor
1 ci'izns than would ba sohleved by
n bridge in tho plane originally se
Offsetting these arguments, wo have
certain facte, Ona U the ouinion of
t!ir city (solicitor, Mr. Torrey. that to
build a bridge at Mai berry instead of
Linden street would involve the legal
necessity of authorising n new bond Is
sno and of adopting a new bond ordl
nnnoe wbloh would virtually require n
reopening of the question from Its bi
.inuinir. Another fact is that with all
ihis necessary delay intervening to
postpone the actual work of construc
tion, one of tho principal reasons for
the advocacy of the trlds namely,
but its prompt building would give
employment to many men who other
vise would bo idle and dependent upon
he community for relief would di
r.ppoar to n larffo extent and there
would spring up in its pine .1 sens of
pnblio disappointment. Lastly wo have
the fact that an affirmative volo for
tbll bridge was cast under the distinct
iieiief that tho structure wonid oris? ia
:. rertoin place; wherefrom any chanire
would expose our couneilmen to
charges of bjd faith.
It would mnterially strengthen tho
Mulberry street cawpuiitn if such dot
Miite computations were Inid before tlie
pttblio as would convince that public
that it would be a prudent aud ft prof
itable thintt to undergo the delay inci
dent to a reopening of tho subject. In
1 lead, the impression exists very cen
ornlly that if the Linden street sito be
now abandoned Scran ton would be
ijuito likely to get no new bridge at nil ;
and that all the labor expended in sc
ouring the ratification of this highly
necessary improvement would there
fore bo worse thun wasted. Snob an
impression may bo inao.eur.ite. W.
mention it m n.ly es a potent fact. It
nliould be carefully couidili'red before
the lust action has been taken,
I'atitiians now threaten to precipi
tate a Democratic afternoon paper and
itnofhpr Democratic mornint: 'paper
upon Scran ton. The universal und 1
openly acknowledged opinion of leaders
of the local Democracy, which is to the
1 ffeet that something must bo done,
Would givo color to tho most fabnlom
rumors concerning a threatened fbod
of free trade liter.itnre. LH us pre
paro to bo educated.
Boodlers of High Degree.
Many Scrantonians know St. Clair
McKelway, They know him as a Dem
ocrat of Democrats, but withal an
honest man They know him as an
f,1i;or who will uny dny Ught until
rundown in defense of party principle;
but who would sit up nights to pillory
partisan corruption. Thov may not
have been entirely secure in their own
minds us to the trnth of the charge,
1 to mating from liepnblioan sources,
that certain Democratic politicians,
r ime in the cabinet and others in the
senate, had been literally bribed by the
!:ugarTrut to feather its treasury in
1 ho disposition of new tariff tokens.
But when they see St. Clair McKelway
duntly reitoratinff this arraignment in
tho editorial columns of the Demo
cratic Brooklyn Eagle, they will no
longT doubt the existenoo of an ngly
condition. Let ns follow tho Eagle in
one of its caustic (lights:
Kron ?100,000 was not too hhjh n price
to pav for a Uuited States Senator, and
we wonder if it whs paidf If $5(K),(),
just one installment, wns tent from tho
' irust's headquarters in New York to the
branch office which the trust ha9 lately
opened in Washington, the Bum was not
too much for tho work required. Tho
heresy and betrayal of nddinu hundreds of
millions to the cost of sngsr to tho pooplo
nl the Unite I States will not be condoned
by tho fact that hundreds of thousands of
oilers have been added to the fortunes of
Uiiiterl States onators und the politicians
who control them. The blocks of stock
which the Sugar Trusts holds for theso
United States scrators under disguises
which investigation in earnest could easily
jionetrHto may closn tho account between
1 ho senators oud the trust
This story of shame and crime, do
sptte fho easily undrstood effort of a
tliist-throwing investigating committee
to turn certain newspaper men into
ecsp'- ur ate, will prole My, as the Etgle
predicts, "go through to the end."
Hut the end ia not yet. Tlio people
ire not fooled In this thing, though
thoy ars somewhat quiet about it.
Their. deficit in noiso is balanced by a
large surplus of thinking. It u Djm
ooraoy's turn to sell nnd birterintho
temples of government. It will be the
people's turn anon to drive tbojo traf
fickers out in abject disgraco. Mr. Mc
Kelway is rigbt when ho proclaims his
belief that "this, after all, is going to
be n good year for honesty. It Is go
ing to be ft uood year to livo iu und to
work in. An itnmeuso lot of houso
cleaning will bo done in November.
Urooins, brushes and soap will be
mads ready between now and then,
nud so will plenty of fire."
It 11 chargod with d imaging partic
ularity that the boost committee on
immigration, beaded by Chairman
Qeisienbaintr of New Jersey, is do
voting Its able energy to the work of
puncturing present laws restricting
Immigration. The aoonsatton may bj
false; bnt the committee's painful lack
of ufllrmitlvo notion certainly look;
A New News Department.
it taken all kinds of people to make a
world, and all kinds of nows to make a
newssper. The principle along which
Till TbIBUHI strives to increase its
popularity is that of giving to
each reader something that will
particularly interest him. It may bo
news of churches, news of sports or
nows cf industries; bnt it will always
bo that which will appeal to his special
interest and supply, in as cnroful man
ner as conditions will p?rmit, what is
humorously yet accurately described
ss 11 "long felt want."
While recognizing the necessity of n
vnried news supply, TBI TBtBUSH nev
ertheless hopes to bo able to put iu its
b?st licks along lines that will elevate
as well as amuse, and instruct as well
as gratify merely momentary curiosity.
Then lire Influence! at work in this
community superior to thoso which
find expression in murders, elopements,
nioides and br.iwl3, A newspaper
cannot close its columns entirely to
news of 11 darker aspect. If it diJ, it
would not b n newspaper iu tho gen
eral acceptance of the term, and would
becomo merely n journal giving the
limited news of cortain circles and
clnw?. Yet it need not neglect those
Influences which tend to mskepaoplt
bettor and brighter. It should, indeed,
givo these the preference, und build
upon a bron I foundation such .1 growth
as will owr point upward.
Thi explanation is prefatory to tho
new department begun on tho sixth
page of this Issue, a column in whiob
wo hops to chronicle, from week to
week, the ac tivities that are at work in
our chcrohes and church auxiliaries.
Representing a membership compris
ing easily uinf-tttnths of our entire
population, these religious oignnizi
tioiis, Protestant, Catholic und Hobrow.
present nu attractive field for cultiva
tion in iirint. Ino newspaper would be
complete without a liberal representa
tion of them In Its regular news de
partments. In dedicating 11 particular
place to tbom In Tin: TBIBTJNB, we im
ply no curtailment of other religious
intelligence, always a bright feature of
thia paper; but rather trust to encour
age a new cordiality of mutual rela
tionship, by which ench rader will
American bcbolabsbif trill not sooa
replace tho lo:is it has sustained in the
death of Professor Whitney. Philo
logist without a pur, his earner illus
trates tho wisdom of concentrated
study and incessant application. He
chose his field and be did not rest cou
tet.t until he became its unequalled
master. That is the isecret of all groat
Tho Common School Question.
Tho true position of church and state
in this country is not difficult of defini
tion. The New Yors constitutional
convention which has this problem hii
fore It may decide the matter in a very
few wordi. Tbe two aro separate.
They were si panted deliberately.
They should not coalesce ; Bnd they
could not without violating the funda
mental principles npon which our gov
ernment is founded.
It is the mission of thestat'to givo
to every possible citizan tin advantage
of ft non-sectarian, common school
education, to bo paid for by general
t.ixation. Tiio theory of onr gjvern
ment requires this. Equality of citi
zenship would be a manifest farce
without equality of opportunity in tho
preparation for citizenship. When all
citizen:! have had equal chances to pre
pare for their civio duties, thoy will
have completed the curriculum rightly
devolving upon tbe state for mainten
ance; end may pnrsno such spocial
secular or religions studies ne they may
elect, very proporly at their own ex
pense. The is no other offiaial language
known in this country than Eoglish.
The schools that are established and
supported by tho state should, there
fore, teach English. They should not
tonoh any other tongue, not evon the
dead tongues, unless for purposes of
mental discipline. There is too much
mentnl gingerbread work in our public
schools. Thoso schools nre for tho ele
montary educational purposes, not for
the making of highly polished gradu
ates, Tho state oversteps its bounds
when it pays for fancy frills that pu
pils should be willing to pav for, them
selves, if they want to acquire them,
The colleges aud the universities are
intended for those who become learned.
The making of ench high "chool into a
small university at the taxpayers' ex
pense in wrong not .perhaps, In effect,
but certainly in principle. The com
mon school system should profess to
Impart only a common school ednoa
tion; a loginnlng, ns it were. Those
who choose to go farther should bo
privileged to do so, by paying their
own way or having it privately paid
Thus we have the sensible courso
outlined, without sectarian or denomi
national difficulty. If any congrega
tion or branch of a religious faith de
sires its young to receive additional
iustrtfetioa to that provided in the pub
lio schools, it should be willing to sup
ply the same at its own expense. There
Is no bigotry in this belief. It appeals
alike to Protestant, Catholic, Hebrew
and Mobnmmndan. Tho Rtnto cannot
trust itself to go into questions of con
science. Its mission is civic and secu
lar. It can demand that all, its slti
z 'us, whether native or naturalized, be
good citizens and loyal; but It can do
A BBORBTAUT of tho trensary who,
after writing an annual message urg
ing congress to free the nececaarlos of
life, would put in his spare time Iram
iug a high tariff ou sugar, so as to
ploaso tho trust, may bo perfectly hon
est, as an individual, lint bo needs yet
to take a fow lessons in public fair
ness. When Mark Twain said that there
wero only twenty-four jikos in tho
English language, it was before Sena
tor Hill had declared that ho "was op
posed to compromises where questions
of vitul principle were concerned."
Thi3 makes twenty-five.
Roger Q Mills is entitled to tho full
credit of having been the only senator
capable of voting to rs-onact the Ha
waiian policy of infamy.
TBH AMBBIOAH republio will not
realize tho hope of its founders until it
contains less spurious polities and
more horss sense.
It is growing happily evident that
the next Republican presidential nomi
nation will not have difficulty in locat
ing its man.
PERHAPS, AFTBB all, it is fortunate
for the Democrats that "Holland"
didn't tell all he knew nbout "sugar."
There ABB many honest men in con
gress, but there clearly needs to be n
revival in the item of honest methods.
Doomsday is approaching with
lurid thud to the recipients of sug; r
For A DEFEATED man Jack Robinson
is behaving noblv.
Tho recent postcfllco appointment at
Moscow would seem to oiler a fuvor
uble illustration for the use of people
who argue that postmasters should bo
elected by the people tnst?ad of bains
appointed by the president. Tho fact
that nu unpopular person without
qualification can through the influence
of political party leaders supplant a
faithful and deservedly popular public
servant is obnoxious in tuis land of
government by the people, The Mos
cow postoffloe case furnishes 0:10 of tho
most flagrant examples of the ovils of
tho political patronage system on rec
ord. Previous to tho first election of
(irovor Cleveland, Misi Sue Tylo, nn
estimable young lady, was appointed
postmistress of Moscow. Mis Pyle, a
inem girl, who nt t!i death of her
father and mother had boon loft with
several ronnger brothers aui listers to
care for, received the hearty endorse
ment of tho tjood citizens of Moscow
regardless of political faith und creed.
Dnring Cleveland's first reiiju u dilrer
ent clasj of men had control of the
patronage in this locality and tho sug
gstien of ousting iris young girl who
was struggling to provide for her little
brothers and eistere, it seems, was not
even thought of.
Miss Pyle served through the Clovc
lnod and Harrison administrations and
tho nffair3 of the Moscow postoftlce
were ever conducted in n busiuesnlilte
manner, Each day tho young post-lui.-itress
could be found nt her post
faithfully guarding the tnvit reposed
in her. and so far as is known no com
print has ever been made against the
service rendered. At tho second elec
tion of Cleveland tho average citiz-in
had no thought that Miss Pyle s posi
tion was In danger. They did not b
lieve that a man could be found ia
Moscow who would seek under existing
circumstances to drivi a woman from
nu olliee, and the friends of Miss t'ylo
in both parties never thought it worth
their while to inquini if an application
for the ofti-e had been filed.
In this, however, they wore deceived
For dnring the paat fow years an in
dividual living in Moscow by the
name of Br bard t hud been secretly
longing to occupy the position by
which the orphan girl had gainel n
livelihood for herself and the little
ones left in bor care. Bo far as b as
certained, Erhardt in not a repr aenta
tive citizen of Moscow. Ho had never
been known to enter the, Moscow post
offise until after hii appointment. In
fact about tho only qualification for
appointment ho seemed to possess was
his acknowledgment of tbo D -mocratic
faith. At a convention hell In this
city Erhardt, as a delegate, represented
the handful of Moow Douiocrnte.
He was fortunate In holding some
thing like the balance of power be
tween two factions oT the nnterri-fit-d.
ito cast his vote in the interest
of tbo fnotlon which today controls
Laokawanna county putrouago.
As soon ns the plums bejan to be
diatributed uuder tiieClevsland admin
istration, Brhhardt secretly made an
application for tho Moscow post oflW.
iiis claim was not backed bv the in
dorsement of his fellow citizens of
Moscow; it was not baa d npon Import
ant service that ho had everperformsd
for his country or the Democratic
party. Hut he could vote nnd Miss
Pyle could not. Oa the strength of
tho con vontion ballot, it is Baid Er
hardt demanded and secured tbo ap
pointment, and four weoks ago the
young lady who has served as postmis
tress to the satisfsction of nil, was
thrown out of employment to make a
place for tho man who had a "pull."
bo secretly was the whole business
transactod that even Postmaster Vaud
ling, of this city, did nm know of the
chnuge until the appointment had been
officially announced. Toe indignation
of Moscow citizens has been very great
over the affair, and a sort of boycott
ugainstthe postoffloe has been establish
ed by many leading business men who
mail letters on the trairn and uao the
ofllco as little as possible. The leaders
are chagrined over tho storm that has
beou rained, and in snggeeting futnre
appointments will probably consult
the wishes ot their constituents before
clinching n bargain.
Osmracdor Slnarl7' Sarcasm.
Whilst tho Record has no intimate
knowledge of the intentions of tho Demo
crats of Pennsylvania, it may conddently
bo 1'rodicted that tho Hon. Joe Sibley will
not bu uomiuuted iw their noxt candidate
for governor. His political record shows
that ho is more of a Populist unit n Prohi
bitionist than a Democrat. Besides, if
elected governor ho might resign.
Guaidtrg Against Farnlftlt,
Now that tho May grand Jury has re
ported that gurabliug is going on in Chi
cago, great care iihould be taken to keep
tho rnmor from the police. The shock
caused by suddenly bearing the uewe
might be toy much.
131 and 133
N. Washington A?e.
N. A. HULBERT'S
i City Miisio Store,
IVXOMINU AVK , BCIiAKXU
STRIirWAV Sr RON
B.RANICII a MACS
MlitilO, KTO.. K'JX.
Jewett's Patent Charcoal Filled
Water Filters, Coolers and
Also a full lino of CHINA, CltOCGF.RT
422 LACKA. AVE.
AND Till: TRRATMRKT OF LAME
MUSS OV HOUSES.
To theso hranrhes I devoto especial atten
tion every afternoon.
Office end forg' at thlfBIiUMn CARRIAGE
WORKS, 111 U1S COURT, fcSCKANTON.PA.
DOCTOR JOHN" HAMLIN
Grnduato of tho American Veterinary Col
Enreka Laundry Co.
Cor. Linden St. and Adams Ave.
L'OUllT HOUDE Hgr A1IIC
All kinds of Laundry work gntrMtM-l
The Fines t in thfl City
The latest improved fur
nishings and apparatus for
keeping meat, but tor and eggs.
283 Wyoming Ave.
Mi lrir stock of BnfcetM
For many years this Piano lias stowl in tho front ranks. It lias boon admired so linicli for its
pure, rich tone, that it has become a standard for tone quality, until it ia considered the highest com
pliment that can be paid any Piano to say "It resembles the WEBER."
We now have the fall control of this Piano for this section as well as many other line i tanos
which wo are selling at greatly reduced prices ami on easy monthly payments. Don't buy until you sec
our goods and got our prices
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' HEW STORE,
E BEST ADVERTISEMENT
Is a well-pleased customer. Wo doi't expect to malca our evelatin'; fortune this year,
but wo do expect to so increase our following that succen will t3 our.i in the terrestrial
byo and bye. Just now, thsn, we would rather make ctutomr.-t than nnnoy rather have
a big crowd and a small profit than a big profit and a small crowd. Eveutually, we know,
By These Signs We Shall Conquer.
From another unfortunate importer, who required our cash
more than he did his goods not the ordinary scrawly, un
sightly sort, but the regular 25c kind.
They are now on sale at Handkerchief Counter, middle
aisle, main floor. Many or few as you want. Nobody limited
long as they last.
tf r. t
With the New Valves
Out of Sidit
Our new Bicycles nre now
to be seen at our 314 Lacka
wanna avenue store.
And a full line of Boys' and
Girls' Wheels. We are male
ing extremely low prices on
314 Lack a. Ave.
SPECIAL FOR A
A Guaranteed Foun
tain Pen, regular
price $1.50, for
Stationers and Engraven
817 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Dr. Hill & Son
ot teeth. .sn; beet set, 8; for (rota caw
MM teeth without platen, called crown and 1
hrldgo work, call for price and reference.
TONALU1A. lor extracting tooth without
pain. Mouther. 0(iu
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING.
OVER FJItST NATIONAL BANK.
M LiUA El
.. .. ..
Boiled Down and
FOQTE k CO,
513 Lacka. Ave,
Borrics are arrivinrr.
in very lino condition
and prices low.
Fancy Teas, Beans,
and Get the
J L i riiwitetTJiir ! ( - j ii i 'Vpnrr-v - t-i - n-' -,
ft! - f
THE COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGENCY,
Qppk Tribune (ife, ll Spruce M
Having brut 12 years' i-xporionco In tlin Bicyrlo busi
ness an.l the U','ency fur leading Wheels of aM grad s,
T.-eare jireiianil to guiirnnti-i sitHfactioa. Those In
tending to pnrohaM are Invited to call and examine
our complete line. Opun evenings. Call or send stain
IS IT NOT
A BEAUTY? I
Globe Shoe Store!
227 LACKA. AVE.
Evans & Powell
FORTY FORT COAL
A limited number of the above
bonds are for sale at par and ac
crued interest by tho following
parlies, from whom copies of tho
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. Polcn, Cashier People's
Savings Bank, Pittston, Pa.
A. A. Brydcn.Prcsidcnt Minors'
Savings Bank, Pittston, Pa.
And by the Scranton Savings
Bank and Trust Compauy,Trust0
under I he Mortgage.
T. fl. Atherton, Counsel,
WILKES BABRB. PA.
The best is none too
good. Ours are 18-k.
All sizes and weights.
423 Lackawanna Ave.
Inwrtod in THE TKlBUiNti at the
late of ONE CENT A WORD.