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THE SCI? ANTON TKIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MOKNENtt. JUNE 27, ivl.
PuaLIEHCD DAILY IN SCRANTON, PA., THS
TniOUN PUBLISHINU COMPANY.
E. P. KINGSQURY,
NCW YOFIK OFFICC I TniOUNC DuiLDINtt. rAAN
tNTKRKO AT THt POUTOFriCt AT 8CBANTON. M..
SKCOND-CLASA MAIL MATTCH.
BCBANTGN. JUNE 27. im.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DANIEL K HASTIN'US,
for LifuUnnut Qovtnori
J vr Auditor Qeneral:
AMOS a UTLTNi
Tor SeercUrti if ftetneU Affair:
JAMES W. I.ATi'A,
Fof OMlpfCMM i'ii -a I-1. n rgei
QALU8BA A. OBOW,
OK SVSQVBII VN.NA.
OEOROE F. HUFF,
I'lrction Time. Nor, (
Lackawanna county is none too
pi-or to e.tpund 500 f or the capture of
ii brntnl mnrdtrer, If the commission-
r of this county cuti not bo wmle to
feel warranted in offering a rowurd for
Medala'i apprehension, it will b in
mder to piisa tha hut for voluntary iub
eriptloDa, Singerly Versus Hastings.
Tho Domination toduy of William 11
SiiiKerly by the Pennsylvania Deraoc
raay.alreudy praotioally assured, will bo
no list gratifying to Uc-puolionnB tbu
to Democrats. Mr. Singerly is one of
(Jod's noblest products, an honest man.
Tliere mo not many of them left in tlie
native leadership of toe party to whiou
be belongl ; ami it ij one of the ubidinu
WOBderi of bis friends tluit Mr.
Siugerly, ordinarily so level beaded,
should continup, through misplaced
preference, to remain in such bad coiu
juuy. Personally notau oilier seeker, and
exemplifying in every day life his fond
ness for truth and Miup'.ioity us oupoeod
io the encrusted hypocrisy which clo8
all thi effort! of Ins party to approxi
mate to the prinoiplea upon which it
was orittinully founded, Mr. Slugtrly
is probably self deoeivedin his partisan
affiliations. But be id honest in bis
party lies; and honest in his delQlioni,
He is an antagonist whom Republicans
can reipeot; Indeed, he is the only one
of tll those prominently aam l who
Would, if by accident elected, meat ore
up to the bign requirement j of the posi
tion of govi-rnor, and bring to it a per
sonal prestige won by genuine and
We take no stock ia the iJjit, onca
in vogue, that when a man confronts
you in politic, you mint vouchsafe no
recognition to his inrus. 'fun Uepub
lloan party will bo the better lor an op
position representing Democracy at it
beat, A victory won turouuii the ene
my's default would be no victory. It
would be a defeat. The Republican
party In Pennsylvania stand fairly aud
flatly on high aud solid ground. Its
ticket is toe choice of the masses of the
party and its platform the expression
of predominant public opinion. Thus
anayed, in unsurpassed battle trim, it
wants to meet and vanquish the strong
est adversary that can be entered against
it. It will clear the atmosphere and
crystallise the too fluent sutimentof
undecided voters to have tue issues
tautly drawn and to have the rs
speciiveciiampious pjrsonally adequate
to their respective tasks. In his indi
vidual qualifications Mr. Singerly is all
thut couid be desired, even were bis
the party to which victory seemed most
probable, We are, therefore, doubly
glad to note the liual ascendancy of
merit in the enemy's camp, notwith
standing that it has come about because
tb scoundrels, demagotrnes and camp
followers hal all previously skulked
BWay from the placjs of trust and dan
ger. But wbilo wo admire Commodore
Singerly as a man, and respect his
virile courage, his healthy frankness
find his sturdv party loyalty, we stop
right there. Tim platform upon whicn
be will staud, and the spirit of the or
ganization by which he will be backed
lire utterly and insufferably obnoxious
The Doniocratic party, judged by not
what it pretends to be and to do, but
by what it is and does, is a thing to
which honest citizenship sh6uld give
no qnarter. It is simply vicious, vile
and corrupt. It is buiit on fraud, sur
rounded by hypocrisy and crowned by
failure, humiliation and disgrso. It
1, In prucliee, the refuge of place
hunters tnd the prey of cirrnptionists.
It panders to the I'opulist, the social
ist, the anarchist and the outlaw; bids
for the admiration of tho rebel and the
sectionallst; courts the bribes of the
lobbyist and the monorolist and hawks
its favors in the markets of the avar
icious The workingnian, whom it has
deceived, no less than the employer,
whom it bns plundered, should have
none of it; nor will even the admirable
personality of William M. Singerly
suffice to gloss over its intrinsic rotten
ness and sugar coat the Vila taste it
leaves in every boalthy mouth.
Out of all the fermont and fervor
loticsnblo in public aft lira, local and
general, good will come. Tho couu
try has gone through a trying period
of Democratic purgation. The medi
cine has been bitter to the taste, but it
leaves the patient cured of much false
Courage and Candor.
Many things that bavj boon said by
Dr. Madison 0. Peters, the New York
clergyman, havo bordered upon tho
farther shore of prudence. But In the
lientimeuts that wu are ubout' to quote
be hits the nail squarely on Its head
with a thwack so vigorous as to inspire
nn echo of applause, The excerpt is
taken from his last Sunday's sermon
and embodies his panacea for the
prevalent business depression:
Adjourn congress for threo years, and
lispem! Immigration until the men al
ready in this country have work, and
Ciod times will come. Scarcity of bauds
makes higher WSgSO.' 1 beliove In prutect
inrr American capital by putting n reason
able tariff on tho products of European la
bor, but I want . iiiir piny for the Atnori
Osn workninu, and Mm only way to pro
tect the laborer in bis waos,his liviugaud
Ids dignity Is by putting a heavy per cap
ita t.nx on the European laborer. Ho long
as tho gates remain ns open as they now
are, it is tho employer aud not tho work
man that is protocted. European labc'
admitted into tho Amnion labor market
1 n e means to degrade the American lu
ll i ir Ott a level with the pauper lab rers
of Europe. I cannot see that, it Is our duty
t m rifles the future of oor land and the
welfare of our children to benefit thonlion
and tun iiriiiic.tr. The more intelligent
nr.d patriotic! citizens of foreign birth see
this necessity ntorejolearly than tha average
American, who i, n supreme Indifference
to fuels, and .. ho believes that "llod takes
care of children, fools aud the United
Many people believe this. Few ssy
it. The others are afraid. Dr. Peters
is uot. Give him credit at least for
courage and candor.
rosT.MASTr.it EiitiARDT, whose ap
pointment to the Moacjw postmaster
ship replaced Miss Pyle and occasioned
adverse criticism, taxes exception to a
..Mi; in this piper.puldiehed June
0, wherein It was said that he was not
a representative ciiizen and that he
hud acquired his appointment through
grateful Demooratle inflnanoei in this
city. Mr. Erhardt's side of the enso Is
tbst bo Was an opto applicant, circu
lating his petition generally through
out the town aud rec ivin the indorse
ment of good citizens of both parties,
The office, in his opinion, evidently
sought the man quite ns earnestly ns
the mnu punned the office; all of
which is interesting enough In Its
way, but insufficient to justify the do
liberate deposition or a faithful and
hard working postmistress against
whose administration of the office no
just word could be said. The chivalry
and valor of a party which will rob a
woman of her uieaus oj support in
order to pay off a cheap political debt
incurred by men in uowiso concerned
in postal affairs of Moscow borough is
uot exhibited by this explanation iu a
favorable light. Mr. Erbardt may be,
in u personal sense, both a gentleman
aud a scholar, but politically his ap
pointment is a fair sul jsct for criti
cism, and Is getting lots of it.
The Saloon in Politics.
Au interesting tifort is being made
in the New York constitutional con
vention to ''take the salOOQ out of poll"
tics." Delegate McKinstry, of Chau
tauqua c ounty, is thu Champion of the
movement Ho proposes to abolish
the existing license system an 1 substi
tute instead a scheme similar to
tjiit now iu vogue in Ohio
whereby any mau paying $200
to the state may take out a state
license, subject to the usual re
trlcfioni The argument that Mr.
McEinley makes possesses many ele
ments of strength. He claims that
tiie reason liquor interests aro so nstive
in politics is because the state, by put
ting the granting of local monopolies
of the sale of intoxicants into the
hands of local boards of excise virtually
invites those engaged iu this business
to combine for mutual aggression and
While time are many men who hon
estly believe that the present high
lioense system represents the nearest
approach to a practical solution of the
liquor problem at prosent expedient,
few are really satisfied with it as a
final solution. The idea that one man
may buy bis right to sell, wbilo an
other, lacking the funds, may not, is
scarcely logical, from a theoretical
standpoint. And when, in real
practice, it invites either tho
"etting up by largo brewing
and distilling companies, of figure head
saloon keepers, or else leads tho im
pecunious dealer to dodge the licnse
law along "speak easy'' lines, tho sp c
taclo is scarcely more reassnring. Un
der such a condition of affairs it be
comes natural for dealers in intoxi
cants to enter actively into politics, not
simply ns individual citizens, which is
ontirely their right and duty, but ns
liquor men, banded togother for pur
poses connected with their business.
Tho New York proposition is not
much of an advance beyond the excise
law now in vo-ue iu the Empire state;
and it is very evidently a failure so
far ns Its purpose of cleansing politics
is concerned. But it illustiates a ten
deucy in public sentiment tb.it Is not
devoid of interest. The partisan Pro
hibitionist and the "one-idea zealot," if
you pleas'1, are logical complements of
tho saloon man iu politics. While
liquor iiiteroats remain unwilling to
ta::o (he same footing in politics that
is occupied by tho grocers and
shoe merchants aud confectioners, they
must exptct to get hard knocks
from the other side. That is a sapient
plan pursued by a large brewing firm
in Wilkes-Barre whereby it resolutely
keeps In the background so far as polit
ical "set ups" are concerned, lis tuem-
tiers vote, us all citizens should, but
they declare that it means death to
their business to have large organiza
tions of brewers and distillers at work
in politics, not simply as cltizsus, but
as trusts and combinations desirous of
using the political machinery for pur
poses of trade profit.
Mit. BlNQERLY frankly confesses that
ho doesn't expect to ba elected; which
is a sample of frankness that would
effectually dismantle his boom, could
any good liar be found to take his
ft is a suggestive circumstance that
In this ago of reason and civilization,
on this continent of equal rignts, at the
very capital or this free government,
tho far of his attempted assassination
should induce the president of the
United States. upon the advice
of frionds. to redouble tha iniaids
around the executive mansion and take
extra precautious to keen himself se
cure from harm. No lens suggestive is
tho fact that nn x president, living
quietly at his home iu Indianapolis,
where his vocation Is that of a re
spected and law-abiddiug private citi
zsii, should be the target of cranks
anxious to do him bodily injury. Had
there, been no Hanto in Lyolia, no Qui
toau in Washington and no Premier
gast in Chicago these various threats
and fears might be dismissed as exag
gerated and without foundation.
Unhappily the facts aro all in favor
of the theory that the most peaceable
and conscientious citizen, to whom
official lesponsibilily has brought pub
licity and prominence, is personally
unsafe. Tho law doBs uot afford pro
tection against the sudden crime of the
inflamed maniac It luterposes uo sure
bar against tho murdorous fury of tho
crazy bomb thrower or the incensed
asiassin. Waking or sleeping, the rep
resentative of law and order, whatovr
bis country, title or station, ia contin
r ally in danger of violent death. Upou
such a foundation it is increasingly dif
Boult to build stable and equitable
government, Those whe cry out for
bettor thing are, by their own rash
ness, precipitancy and madness, not
only achieving uo progross themselves,
but are actually inviting the demoral
izitionthat they are loudest to cou
deutn, It if not plcnsant to think (bat iutho
freept government on earth, under tho
shadow of the fcftnrs and Stripes, men
in positions of public responsibility
should be liable to sndd'-n removal by
pistol, dirk or bomb. It ie not pleas
ant, from the nature of tho risk itself;
and it is doubly unploaiant whon we
reflect upon how widespread ia the dis
content in which this peril is bred; and
l ow utterly causeless, cruel and uu
just that discontent so frequently
becomes. The people of this republic
literally and truly have the romedy for
all civic evils in their own hands, uud
it is neitbor the bomb, the bullet uor
the broad aword. If In the face of these
constantly intenlfying hints they be
not soon moved to apply the ballot
fearlessly and eflVctively, wo shudder
to coujictnro the crisis that may orlie,
It is a favorite excuse of derelict
officials that uewspaper publicity
spoils their chances of successful work.
Yot for every criminal that that pub
licity aids to escape, it sends a scoro to
the gallows uud the jail. Blaming it
ou the newspapers is a poor apology.
Tho trouble is that tho newspapers are
often too conservative. They do not
placo their publicity where it does the
widest good. For every felon whom
they unconsciously guide out of official
clutches they by their srllence fortify n
dozen blackmailing detectives in p
portnnltlM of imiiositiou upon both the
public and the victims of their blood
The ISSUE of "tariff reform.'' con
cerning which the Philadelphia Times
talks so glibly, is most assuredly not
dtud yot. But the chances of Djiuoc.
racy getting anotlisr chance to botch
tho job just as certainly are.
StNA I OR MILL PHOVtSTS.
From lliit Seaofs Speech.
I protect against that lack of foresight
and judgment upon tho part of some pro
fane 1 DemooratS who always seem anx
ious to adopt whatever tho Republicans
and people have repudiated. There were
those who vigorously opposed the issue of
greenbacks duriug the war, but when lte
pnblicans after the war sought to curtail
aud restrict their further issue, these men
became the earnest champions of a green
back currency and sought to merge the
Democratic party into a greenback jisr;y.
Tney opposed the policy of a return tu spe
cie payments, and then when specie pay
ments, became nn accomplished fact, they
Clamored for paper money. Tneu, subse
quently tbey espoused the cause of a
metallic currency and became the earnest
advocates of free silver the free and un
limited coinage ol silver but .noon there
after with the characteristic fickleness
unworthy of so good a cause they ac
cepted the liland compromise measure
which provided simply for a limited coin
age. Then the Republicans in WM passed
the Sherman law, which provided not
fer tho free and unlimited Coinage of sil
ver tha same as gold but for n limited
coinnge and the purchase aud stor
age of silver bailion, treating it as
commodity instead of a money
metal, a measure which violated eve
ry Correct principle of iiunnce. Although,
the Democratic party opposed that meas
ure and denounced it for three yeafs and
demanded its ropeal in their national plat
form, the present advocates of nn income
tux whon tho opportunity for action cauio
last year strenuously opposed its repoal in
cougioss for three long mouths. They aro
the same short-sighted men who four
years ago made the air at t!,e capitol re
sound with their denunciations of ex
Speaker lteed's rules, aud recently turned
around and adopted the substantial prin
ciple involved in those very rules, amid
the laughter and ridicule of the whole
THE GREAT SOLVENT.
f Chatmciy It, Hcpeir.
Americau liberty Is tho solvent which
blends into one people all nationalities and
tonguesjmd creeds, We have today tho
living witnesses of its benelicont power.
Many of us were In the beat and fury of
the strife, aud, though it is hardly more
than a quarter of a century since our lines
of battle were drawn, yon aud I can cordi
ally clasp bands under the same (lag and
rejoice iu being citizens of the purest re
public and the most powerful nation iu tho
world. We can do more. Without preju
dice or fear, with calm judgment ahd com
mon pride, we can extol tha genius and
compare the merits of Ulysses S (iraut and
Robert E.Lee, ol Stonewall Jackson and
General Sherman, and hall them us broth
ers in the free and opoo guild of liberal education.
BIG FACTORS IN BUSINESS.
Pitt Jim OanWs,
"Tho Huns, PoIm and other foreigners
that, swarm the coal regions are anim
portaut factor in the railway and financial
business of this section," remarked Agent
Burke, the Lackawanna's gonini rente
seiiiative at the dunmion, a few davs ago.
"They are tho greatest people for travel
ing yon ever saw,' bo continued, "They
are alwfys on the go. ThoBO who are
married aro noticeable for their frequent
friendly Visits to neighboring towns, while
those who have no family iu this country
to cure for are on the move continually,
many of them spending but a few mouths
at tho same job. Take one day this week,
for instance, pur Now York tickots woro
nearly all sold to foreigners, and this is
frequently the case,"
NEW YORK'S BIG TENEMENT'S.
KEW YORK, June 10. -A crnsus of tho
tenement bouse districts, made .- it husis
fi r a oi mmnnleatlon to the tenement
house commission, shows tho following in
leri RtuiL! figures:
Over live years MM ms
Under live yours 180,859
Number of tenement houses 89, 118
Front no', mi
lu rear houses, over five yesrs 4734(i
lu itar bouses, under live years... 8,7s4
Dtservi-x n Sironir SuDoort.
' i ilutlriji'i in Itecortl.
Tho BCRANTON TaiBORl c.-lebrated Kb
third annivoiMiry on Juno MO by issuing h
handsomely illiiKtrntrd number contniuliiL,'
SOUM SCOOnnt of itself aud of the bustling
i ity lu wbieli it is printed. 1 uk Tanvha
Is ntrmigly edited, aud deserves OOrres
ponding support :it the hands of Its pur- I
Ii a IiHtilthv Ynuniciter.
The BCBAOTOH TiunuNE wus three years
old mi Jnne SO, and a more In-althy young
ster in Pennsylvania journalism cannot OS
found. Tim TiuBDira Is a strong paper,
and by its Intriusiu m.-rit deserviw tho
liourty support of the peoplo of its city.
Ths Lsbor ProblSU.
Violonco does nut bslp mutters. Amend
ment can only come through the slow
operation of causes buyoud tUu control of
ruou who uiako tho laws.
From on QJWol Reitort.
Hie total nine all PennsvlrabU reni
entnteln lWti I7H ftMSOT.IIM, while for
18'.l4lti8 reported at 13,600, 4il3,79U un in
cronne of 40,b03,800. Thu eutlre uumber
of taxahles in the state increased from
!,57G,HU in to 1,06,060 in 1SUS, an in
crease of 0,447.
THE PJPULAR TOE SOCIAL.
Tho "toe social'' givnu by tho younger
and primary department of the Methodist
Episcopal Bnndav school, under the direc
tion of .Mrs. 1. 11 Hull, was truly u suc
cess, sooinllv and financially, The toes of
fifty children peered from underneath a
black curtain, which was stretched nearly
across the room, euch owner of these toes
eagerly waiting to tlnd their purchaser
when they Would go to iho table, getting
the box of luncheon calling for their num
ber. Dimes were never more plentiful ut
the "mint" than In the hands of boys,
girls, men and women waiting to invest.
TrU'i In All Lara HtUs.
Every street car accident is n sad but
emphatic argument In favor of the adop
tion of a guod fender. Them should be
no unnecessary delay iu this matter. Hu
man life is precious.
THEIR DIFFERENT WAVS.
She sought her "rights."
liobbed by bouie cruel cliauco of life's de
lights. With dissatisfied and restless soul;
With a half logic which she counted whole;
Earuost, no doubt, aud honest, not un
soxed, But hungering and quurnlous and vexed.
With starving instincts iu a fruitless frame,
And Willi im itching f ir the sort of tamo,
Which comes from thu mere printing of a
Shu Clamored for the "rights," showed
They only laughed.
She did not seek her "rights, 'V
She dreamed not of some path to mannish
But followed Nature's way, aud doomed it
And bloomed from flower to fruit of
Sho loved tho "tyrant;" horo her noble
In life with him and thought with all her
heart she hail her rights.
Hiio held that something men and women
To be unlike, but each a supplement
L'uto the ether; 'twns her gentle whim
lie was uot more to her than sue to him,
Aud little cbil iron gathered at her knee.
Wouid die for such as she. laon.
Furniture for Summer Cot
tages. Rattan and Reed Parlor
and Sitting Room Suits,
Couches, Rockers and
Porch Chairs, Rockers and
Lawn Swings and Canopies
Baby Carriages and Re
frigerators. Hill & Canned
131-133 ft W4SHINGTQH AYE.
Da you make your own Cream? If so,
buy a TRIPLE MOTION
White Mountain Freezer.
"FROZEN DAINITKS' A book of
choice receipts for Ice Cream Sher
bet's Water Ices are packid in everf
ALSO, A FULL LINE OF
Refrigerators, Water Coolers,
di... n : u i.
DlIuv Luiii kUit'o, naiiiiiiuuKS
The Fines t io the City
Tim latest improved fur
ni hinui aud npparatuB for
keeping meat, butter und eggs.
223 Wyoming Ave.
i .tPLE . .-"5 -fW
For many years this Piano lias stood in tho front ranks. It has boon admired so much for its
pura, rich lone, that it has become a standard for lone quality, until it is considered tho highest coiu
plinont that can be paid any Piano to say "It resembles tho WEBER."
Wo now have 1 ho full control of this Piano for this section as well as many other due Pianos
which we are selling at greatly reduced prices aud on easy monthly payments. Don't buy uutil you sec
our goods and got our prices
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' NEW STORE, m wyaSEirUE'
GOLDSMITH'S $ BAZAAR
You'd Almost T iain. Is:
than the seeds of a grape, and Swisses with the larger dots and
floral designs, all in their pure white airiness. Over sixty
styles. No such collection elsewhere.
! r- : Batistes
m til i: r it iit'i
And other Lingerie now found upon our counters
at such very low prices and in such a larre array
Special sale of Gowns at 49c an
that are the greatest value we ever olfered.
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 arc mak
ing extremely low prices on
t Li I
314 Lacka. Ave.
A Fall Assortment
letter Copying Boob
A 500-page 10x12 Book, bound.
In cloth, shoep back and comers,
guaranteed to yivo satisfaction,
Stationers and Engravers,
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Dr. Hill & Son
Jot teeth, fH.ffl; h(st net, IS: for poU cups
anil teeth without plates, called crown nnq
bridKO work, call for prices and referonoes.
TONAI.UIA. for i-ztractiuu uot.li withoui
pain. Mo othoiC ho gas.
OYER FIRST NATIONAL RANK.
nW HI .MM DDR
tiiLunmuui U u
V. IVI. C. A. QUILDINQ.
To be sure, real Switzerland-made ones at that.
Swisses with clear-cut tiny dots, not much larger
Chiffons, Jaconet, Duchesse, Ginghams, Dimities
and Sateens. What a
nOW at C Cents npr
- J m
The comfort and convenience
till you have one in your
home. They consume very
little ice and will keep fresh
incut for three weeks iu the
hottest weather. We have
many styles and sizes.
FOOTE & SHEAR CO,
513 Lackawanna Ave.
Do not wait later than tliia week to
buy Strawberries for cnuuing.
and Get the
in tlie iLir
handsome dress you
vnrrl ntirl wnrrnntprl
J ) uu
THE COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGENCY,
Cpp, Tribune Office, 224 Sp-uce St,
Having had 12 years' f xpnrlciir-o In tlio Bloyele bus!
news an I th agency for leading WUwls f a l irraJiu,
wear,- prepared to guaranti-) NitlrctiniL Those in
tt'udins to purchaii' aro Invited to cad and examine
our complete line. Open evenings. Call or send stum
IS IT NOT 1
A BEAUTY? I
Globs Shoe Store
227 LACKA. AVE. 3
.. Cvann JS. C3 r- vy c 1 1 SI
FORTY FORT COAL
A limited number of the above
bonds aro for salo at par and ac
crued interest by tho following
parties, from whom copies of Iho
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. lirydcn, President Miners'
Savings Hank, Pittston, Pa,
And by tho Scranton Savings
Hank and Trust Company, Trustee
under the Mortgage.
T. a Atherton, Counsel,
R ; n
The best is none too
good. Ours are 18-k.
All sizes and weights.
423 Lackawanna Ave.
Inserted in THE TRIBUNE at the
ate of ONE CENT A WORD.