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THE SCHANTOX TKIJJUNE-TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 10, 1891,
PUBLISHED DaiLV IN SCBANTOM. t TH
Triun Pusushino Company.
C. P. KINGSBURY.
iw. Officii TmauM Iuiloin. r
bhtkuso 'at tbb po.Torrie. at chantoh,
ICONS-CLAM MAIt MATTtA.
fcCHAKTON. JULY 9. ISlU.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DANIEL H. 1IASTIXQS,
Of UEJiTKIl. ...
For Lhutenant Omtrnor:
Tor Auditor General:
AMOS H. 5IYL1S,
fur Secretary oIternal Affair:
JAMES W. LATTA,
OA LUSH A A. GROW,
GEOKGK K. HUFK,
Election Time, Nnv. ft
It IS ALWAYS well to hear both sides
of every case. Do those who condemn
the Pullman people for not arbitrating
really expect that business men can
rnn industries for nny length of time
at a downright loss?
The Bridges Delayed.
It is encouraging to ltarn, upon a
liberal calculation, that Scrantonlnns,
ere mnch more than a year has passed,
will probably be enabled to walk from
Linden to Swetlund street without
wetting their feet To be sure, this
prospect is six months further off than
most people had been led to expect;
and easily three mouths more remote
than there would have been any nsoes
sity for, had the original will of the
voters been accepted gracefully
and promptly by all interested.
There should hare been no aim
less obfuscation of the bridge
enterprise in the form of a belated ef
fort to achieve a change in site. That
point, if pertinent at nil, should bavj
been raised prior to the special election.
Now that it has petered out, the euer-
gies.of all who really fuvor the bridges
should be directed to furthering the
preliminary worn just as rapidly as is
consistent with safe and pruient prog
ress. The delay that has marked this move
ment is the fault of nobody but the peo
ple IhemeelVrs. It is not the fault of
the city engineer's department, which,
with a small force fully occupied with
regular work, has nevertheless made
valiant inroads on the bridges. But
even as the case stands, uf ter several
weeks frittered away in futile sea-saw
ing over a Bite, itia possible toexperience
additional delay unless the taxpayers
of Scranton evince an active interest
in this matter.and intimate to members
of councils it more vigorous desire to
see something tangible accomplished
in the direction of real bridges. The
thing to do is to buckle on the har
ness und pnll ahead. Indifference
is as hurtful as open opposition.
In this particular instance it is
even more bo. There will, we are con
fident, be no disposition in councils to
shirk this duty if the members are led
to believe that the citizens of Scranton
are keeping oloss watch upon the sue
cessive steps that lead toward actual
The bridges must be speeded. The
delay already experienced has been
anything bnt creditable. From this
time forth let each citizen see to It
that the enterprise is moved steadily
it 13 refreshing to nconnter one
candidate who does not truckle. Al
though Commodore Sinesrly is a nouii
n h1 aspirant for the governorship, bis
paper, the Philadelphia Kicord, con
tinues to speak its mind as usual,
pointedly and ably. We append two
Exit Coxey; enter Debs. How one bum
bug drives ont another.
tbe Knights of Labor who have had
some previous experience in being "called
out," If they are asked to strike at this
juncture, should, before obey in g the ordur.
have a commission of experts determine
whether brand Master Workman Sover
eign is not insane. Some of the uouthings
attributed to him Indicate that he is be
The people respect editors who have
pluck. And while they may not elect
Editor Singerly governor, they are
quite certain to read his outspoken
paper, whether they agree with it or
Libel Law Amendments.
Some individual in Salt Lake City
recently thought to make a little pin
money at the expense of The Tribune
of that city and accordingly threaten
ed Judge Goodwin, its editor, with
suit for libel. The manner in which
this irate journalist replied to this over
tore will find many sympathizers in
the newspapers offices of tbe TJuited
States. After citing the facts to show
the utter lack of any grouad for litigu
tion, Tbe Tribune con tinned:
The only way The Tribune is in the
least concerned is that libel suits costs
some money, even when they are won.
and The Tribune does not like to spend
the necessary money to employ a lawyer
to enaoie jur. ueorge neury, on nis own
statement, to establish bow worthless i
creature be is. and to enable his attornev.
Mr. D. 8. VVbiteborD, to probably make it
clear in tbe court that he is a dsgruce to
his profession. We are satisfied tliat both
these facts will be made perfectly clear
wben wie case snan oe Drought to trial.
bnt we insist that tbe public at large
ought ' to be protected against
malicious people; that the Bar as
sociation ought to investigate
the matter to vindicate its own
self-respect, and that so soon as the legis
lature can meet again there should be a
law passed which will protect decent men
and decentnewspapers uguiust suits which
are only broug t for purposes of blackmail.
Oue otner essential which the law of libel
should contain should be that wheu a
party commences a suit claiming damage
lor a reputation injured, it should bo in
cumbent npon such party to substantiale
by affirmative proof that be has a reputa
tion which can be damaged, and that his
reputation is not such that he would make
money by losing it altogether. And this
hould apply as well to tbe attorneys in
curtain cases as to the plaintiffs.
This journal has frequently shared
the exaiperations of its Gentile con
temporary with reference to the crudi
ties of tbe libel law as it stands today ;
und is inclined to think that the sug
gestion of Judge Goodwin, albeit ad
vanced in jest, contains some elements
of ju9tioe. It is probably true that
three-fifths of all legal proceedings
against newspapers based npon alleged
uamnga to .plaintiff' characters have
their orlf in in a deslrs to extort bash
money. Very rarely is a man of real
character wantonly injured by a con
olentions nswspapar, If tlie sheep
conld be separated from the goati be
fore tbeee libel casta got into conrt it
wonlj be a signal advantage to society.
Therb is no logio in the contention
that because anomployein Pullman,
111., cannot get along with his em
ployer there, it becomes the duty of
employes in Scranton to wage war on
their employers here, attuinst whom
tbey have uo grievance; und, in this
senseless warfare, to itjire or
destroy tbe prosperity of this
'section, hurting hundreds who
have ubsolutoly uo finger in the fight.
The sooner this unsound doctrine is
thrown overboard, the better will it be
for every man. woman and child in
this neighborhood. A strike is a bad
enough weapon even when it is used
upon heads that really deserve a drub
bing; wheu it is held as a general club
over innocent men by those who use
it without logic or discretion,
It becomes a boomerang which will
hurt labor more than ull other agencies
combined, This may not bo a palat
able commont, bnt It is the stern, cold
common sense of the situation; aud wo
are ready to stake all we have on the
Verification of its wisdom in tbe sharp
test of experience.
The Proper Standard.
Tbe cordial support accordtd to Presi
dent Cleveland by hading men an l
leudiug newspupers of ull pantos sup
plier oue of those signal proofs of genu
ine patriotism which our pronumms to
partisanship, reuders all too rare. The
courjo which tbe chief fxecutive has
selected in this proseut difficulty Is not
less ooeu to opposition than was th
course of his predecessor, for instance,
lu upholting the dignity of the Ameri
can flag on the furthermost const of
Chili. Yet in the one caso, we have
tbe president sustained almost to a man
with Republicanism, Democracy und
all the other isms merged into the ono
happy thing called good citizenship;
while in the other cuse one-half of the
press and nearly one-half of the people
of this country set out to find fault
with, ridicul., asperse and impugn the
chief executive's policy and motives.
If it were the desire of the Republi
cans to embarrass the Democrutic ex
ecutive at this time there would be an
abundance of pretexts. The fact Is not
to be lost sight of, even if the friends
of protection generously consent to
waive it for the moment, that the busi
ness depression in which this great la
bor difficulty found nurture und nour
ishment was in large decree the off
spring of Democratic iucapacity,which
sapped the confidence of business men
and in its threats of sweeping economic
changes invited just such turbulence
as has recently been witnessed. In the
face, though, of this strong provoca
tion to partisan upbraiding, it is a con
spicuous no less than an exemplary
fact that the Republican advocates
stand shoulder to shoulder with their
bitterest partisan opponents in
strengthening ttje position of our com
mon president, confronted as he is by a
unique duty that calls for all his firm
ness, discretion and courage.
Out of this Incident ought to develop
a more wholesome comprehension of
tbe duties of citizenship, as distin
guished from and overshadowing tbe
minor obligations appertaining to par
tisans. The successor of the martyred
Carnot sounded tbe clear note of lofty
patriotism when be said: "I belong
to no party, but to France." We need
in tbe presidency of this nation men
who have the courage when eleoted to
belong to no party bnt the whole peo
ple; and we need also a citizenship
which will sustain such an executive,
whether bis emergency occur amid the
firebugB and anarchists of tnrbnlent
Chicago, in the chambers of legislation
at tbe capitol or beneath distant skies
where foreign hauds seek to do dis
honor to the American flig. Such a
standard of public dnty will carry the
people with it if not today, then to
less would be dishonor
was in its
is better off than Venice
prime. Scranton bas two
bridges of sighs,
The Mistake of Labor.
It is well said by tbe Northwestern
Lumberman that "the mistake of the
labor nnious is in assuming that cap
ital, employed in the industries, can
be forced into unprofitable nrrangt
ments witn labor. L..Uor leaders are
too much inclined to personify capital,
as if it were a domineering, cruel and
selfish individual, bent only on enslav
ing those wbo labor. Nothing conld
be more foreign from tbe fact. Cap
ital is an indefinable quantity, not u
concretion under wholly personal con
trol, and united for a single purpose.
Instead of being couniint of its own
intrenched and Impregnable position,
it is timid, cautious, and ul ways fear
fnl of its ground aud tbe enemy that
may attack and destroy.
"Out of tbe HO'iviiit-s of the years as
they piss, individuals accumulate
wealth, but capital, as a distinct quan
tity, comes and goes and changes as
pact like the pictures aud shadows cast
by a niagio lantern. When the labor
ites inveigh against capital as if it were
a personal tyrant, they are burling epi
thets auaJnst a shadow, for there is no
such thing in existence. It they were
to yick out here and there an employer
who bad manifested an overbearing,
despotio and lighting disposition and
turn the figbt u gainst bim, they could
be doing something to a more certain
purpose. If such occasional employers
were in control of certain industries,
strikes against such industries might
have some justification On tbe basis of
a manly opposition to a manifestly
flagrant wrong. But to assume that
capital Is arrayed against labor, and
therefore capital must be crushed, is
simply assuming a fallacy, for tbe
thing capital has no mind or volition
and can be wilfully opposed to nothing
When labor kieks at capital as a quan
tity distinct from the individuals who
happen to be managing capital, be is
like a person kicking at a shadow,
straining bis moscles and hittlug noth
"Whin capital is assailed, it gues
luto sate quarters, it is a poor lighter
beoause It is afraid of loss. That, ii to
say, tbe individuals wbo control bapi
tal are afraid of losing it. When labor
unions attempt to force capital td this
or that, they often find that their effort
is fntile. In case profit can be seoured
or retained by yielding to the demands
of labor, capitalists are apt to make
concessions. But when loss is snre to
be tbe resulr, a strike might as well be
precipitated against tbe walls of the
Those persons who contend that
there is an irreconcilable, conflict be
tween capital and labor have always
nn object to gain by the spread of this
fallacy. To say that because her and
there isolated employers are unjust
and merciless men therefore all em
ployers are rasoals and must nil be
punished would be amusing In its utter
lack of loglo were it not so very ser
ious, The contention of Dabs that
"capital has conspired to enslave
labor" conld just as truly be para
phrased to read t hut "labor has con
spired to enslnvo labor;" for it is labor
today that is injuriug 1 ibor thi most
grievously not honest labor nor yet
thoughtful labor, but the professional
labor that toils not, ueither does it
soiu. und only is active in the working
Labor's litterest foe is the labor that
orders foolish strikes, nod when It sees
the battle going against it, lets out its
spite oil the property aud the persons of
Bkothek John Courier Monnis'
appeal to the "God of Fire and
Flumes" to guard the interests of the
West Side with respect to Hyde Park's
"abominable" approaches possesses
ulemouts of novelty; but an earnest
application of vitrified brick would per
hap! do fully as well.
It IS unkind in our esteemad Free
lutul namesake to ask what Billy Hiues
has done. Has he not drawn his salary
without missing a d-iv?
If there is honor anions thieve", we see
no reason to doubt the existence of loyalty
among congressmen. Indeed, the point to
the following little story from the Detroit
rreel'ress is directly in line witn tnis
idea, A lobbyist, representing oue side of
the bill before cougreBS, called to see a
member he thought was vulnerable, aud
was met at the door by too member's clerk,
Can I see Air. Blank? ' he inquired. "1
tbink not," responded the clerk. "Aren't
you Colonel Piilleui?' "Yes." "Well, you
can t see him." This made the colonel's
caloric get into bis collar. "I'd liko to
know why 1 can't see bim," be blurted
out. "Because he's a gentleman," replied
the clerk, ciuietlv: "the other fellows saw
biin yesterday." "Oil!" apolojized the
colonel, backing out. And such is life in
She angles for a compliment
The crafty little thing.
He takes tbe bait and she's content
To get him on her string.
An amusing instance of juvenile preco
city is rotated in a Chicago paper at tbo
expense of a little girl wbo bas been given
some of those instruments for feminine
toilet known as "kid curlers." She wbs
properly proud of them. But "kid curl
era" was too long a uame to suit her, end
when she wanted her hair "done up" with
tbem she brieny referred to them as
kids." There was no particular harm in
that, but her little brother did not quite
approve of it. It sounded to bim very
much like slaug, and he had been lectured
and punished for using slaug. C'onse
queutly be took the hrst occasion to re
buke his sister. "I must go aud get my
kids," said sue to bim, and be solemnly re
turned: "lou musu't say 'kids,' juaaiie.
That's slang. Suj that you must go and
get your children."
The Recuperative Season:
The band that once was raised to fire
The patriotic shell,
Id flux-seed ponltice will retire
Until the burn gets well.
Was Merely Fracticinq:
"I am to understand, then, Miss Plun
kett." said the youDg man, outwardly
cnlm, whatever miy have been the tempest
of passion that agitated his interior, "that
this avowal is an unwelcome surprise to
"I have neverdreamed. Mr. Hankinson."
she replied witb a cold ana almost disdaiu
ful glance, "of the possibility of such a
tbiug, and 1 beg that you will never re.
new the subject."
it would be useless to reopen the discus
sion, would It?"
"You could never look npon me in any
other light tuan that ol a mend!"'
Ho was ilcent a moment, and then, with
a visible etlort ol concern, be raid:
"Pardon me for asking the question
Miss riunkett, out was there anytlnug nn
seemly or repellant In my languige or
lu my manner oi expressing mysuiir '
"No. Bir. Under the circumstances. Mr.
Ilankins-oD, I have no objertlon to saying
that you exi reined ynurreii admirably
lotir worus wore well cnosen and vou
uiHimer. apart from t4ie the emotion
which I need not say I do not share, was
"liutl you been at all predi-posed in my
favor, then, you could liHVe lieteucd
kindly to me aud and might might pos
sibly" "I think I may say yes to that," she said,
pitying bis evident einbirassmunt.
"Yet yet It made no impression on your
affec on your heurlf"
"None at all."
"And it will never be of any use for me
to ak you again f"
'Once again Mr, Ilankinson," said the
voting woman, coldly, "and once for all,
"Then you won't mind my tclliug you,
Miss Plnnkett," lin caul, greatly relieved,
"that I was iuduluiug iu a little prelimi
nary prnctiCH with a view to calling n
Lsnru llihierback. I am going I hum now.
Uood evening, Jlisa I'in-jkett. CUicuyu
Statistically Inclined persons will be In
terested in knowing:
That iu 1650 there Were S 55 persons to
encli average family; now there are only
That the number cf potontial voters in
thlscouutry in IbtfOwss lO.WU.Bll. In 18S0
the number was li8:lO,MU The total
presidential vote lu lsW was 13,110,030.
That Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
New York have the largest average num
ber of persons to a house, each house iu
these atates having more thau six occu
pants. That South Carolina hus tho largest per
centage of blneks. 5U85; then comes Mis
sissippi with 87,58. Louisiana has 4U.UU,
and Alabama 44.84 per cent, of black popu
lation. That the persons of African descent arc
clasjlfled according to the degrees of col
ored blood into 0,KI7,D8O blacks. U58, SSU
mulattos, 305,135 quadroons rtud bU.UUO oc.
That for the Uuitcd States as a whole
there were in 16UJ luO.OOU males to every
DEBS MUST BE HUMBLED.
This man Debs, assured of the encour
agement, if not the active support of tbe
governor of tbe state and the mayor of
the city, has undertaken to overthrow
order, to extinguish the rights of prop
erty, to paralyze commerce and to sus
pend the fuuetions of government. He
has set up a regime ' of violence, aud de-
clared bis personal supremacy to the
duly ordained iustitutiuns under which
We live. LI S obieut is tha subordination
of tbe machinery of civilization to his
treasonable ambitions aud bis insolent
and desperate arrogance. And tbo presi
dent understands this tboroni;bly and
knows that, whilst tha etrncale is nomi
nally for tbe expedition of the mails, it
is really for tbe preservation of society.
If Debs can diitare at Cbicaga todav, be
can dictate at New York tomorrow. If the
united States Government fails in this
emergency It wit) cause to be a govern-
mni m everything bnt name, ana tbe
country will be delivered over to despot-
sm more absolute tlinn anv in TJorcne.
siu'-e it will bo a despotism of ignorance
and passion. W need nurso no delusions
in this connection. The question t one of
civil izatiou or barbarism, of law or licence.
or peace or rapine, of ordor or anurcny.
there is noting to arbitrate or dlme. We
must choose between Cleveland and Detis
between the eiiliiititoned liberty be
queathed to us by our forefathers and the
socials pestilouvo brought here from
abroad by the criminal and the outcasts
of European slums.
IT WOULD BE LUDICROUS.
If it wore not for the suffering to inno
cent women aud children, the Pullman
strike would be exci-ssively ludicrous. Tho
fact win, that tho Pullman company had
reached a poiut when a summer shut-down
Was emiuulltlp di.iriililii Tilt work Wi.ra
kept running, If we can believe the mana
gers or tue company for the sake of giving
tha employes a chance on such wages as
they could earn. At n lime of prostrated
industries, wheu about 3,OUO,uoo wage
earners were out of employment, the Pull-
ninil Hlft.Irni.m ....... A 1
neni unuuer, who ought to kuow, says
tnnt the company is making 11,000 a day
by the stoppage of Its car work-i. What
are the oinpiuyes making? And how can
they expoct to tain anything against such
odds? Wh-n tbe Pullman managers see
thut the time has conio to re-ouon the fac
tories at a profit, the wheels will begin to
turn, nno sucn a want to work cau cave
an opportunity until the places Bre all
tilled. The wage question then will be a
SO YOUV'E LEARNED YOUR LESSON.
U'i ket-JHarre Record.
The war between theh'L'HANTriN TmnriNit
and the Henublicun htis ended iu armed
neutrality. There's no tolliug though
when the Dug of truce may disappear aud
the red tide of war surce on. It would be
quite in order for the Luzerne county pa-
loin u bring ineae warring tnctlous to
look even a tbe ticrantou rja tiers nulled
us up in the Leisenring affair, but we pre
fer to mind our own busiuess, confideut
that the lutellijenco and good sense of
Lackawanna's Republicans will Interpose
before any material harm is done.
The fl immif of Prophecy.
Declension of Debs: D'-bs. debtor, debris.
Wednesday, JULY 11
Trains leave the Erie and Wyoming
Railroad depot at 8.15 a.m. and 9.45 a.m.,
1.3) p.m. and 8.24 pm. Tickets good on
Do you make your own Cream? If so,
buy a TRIPLE MOTION
White Mountain Freezer.
FROZEN1 DAINTIES" -A book of
choice receipts for Ice Cresm. bher
bei'g Water lets are packtd in cvsry
AL90, A FULL LINE OF
Baby Carriages, Hammocks
The Finest in the City
The latest improved fnr
nislilnRi and apparatus for
keeping meat, butter and eggs.
823 Wyoming Ave.
For many years this Piauo has stood in the front ranks. It has been admired so much for itfl
pure, rich tone, that it has become a Btandard for tone quality, until it is considored the highest com
pliment that can be paid any Tiano to eay "It resembles the WEBER."
We now have the full control of this Piano for this section as well as many other fine Pianos
which we are selling at greatly reduced prices and on easy monthly paymente. Don't buy until you seo
our goods and get our prices
IDERKSEY BROTHERS1 NEW
After all, there are few things quite as Interesting as tho question of dress. Whlla
clothes don't make tho man or woman, they afford a pretty good indication of their
character after they ARB made. Time was when they told the story of their means,
to, but that time is past. Uy confining your purchases to our store, you cm follow
Shakespeare's advica and make
"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy," '
without uantrupunj your
have been cut in price so that at the first inspiration you will
be almost overwhelmed with the cut in prices.
cents per yard. 25c. Satines, Bengalines and Japonettes
now being closed out at 124c
figures and watered
a silk at ten times the price. We are offering them
now at 15c.
Fast black, full length, seamless, double heels
and toes, suitable for girls and boys; the regular 2 5c.
kind. We will give you two pairs for that price.
PAIN'S COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION
DliVIIi AMONGST THI2 TAILORS,
ALBO A FULL LINE OP
From Baby's to the largest No. 9. Also
Victor American Cannon Crackers in
Parties, Societies, Cities and Towns
desiring to give displays can save
money by consulting ui.
ICE CREAM, CANDV, ETC.,
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
314 Lacka. Ave.
A Fall Assortment
Letter Copying Booh
A 500-page 10x12 Book, bound
lu clotb, sheep back anil corners,
guaranteed to give satisfaction,
Stationers and Enrjravars,
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Dr. Hill Son
Pot troth. J5..VI; beat set, IS; for Bold caps
and troth without platen, called crown and
brlik-e work, call for prices and referonoes.
TONALQ1A, for extracting teetn without
palu. Mo ether. No gaa.
OYER F1K8T NATIONAL BANS.
Y. M. C. A'
See These, Now
flflffefic That were considered unusually
yUUUd lnw Hurincr trip fntir spaunn
A gauzy, airy fabric printed in colors that
are fast as the rock of Gibraltar. Only 5
What is it? Why, a
ground work, with
so as to have the same effect as fairpRHS7!
227 Lacka. Ave.
Tbe comfort and
till you nave one in your
home. Tbey consume very
little ice aud will keep fresb
meat for tbree wegks In tbe
hottest weather. -We have
many styles and sizes.
FOOTE k Ml CO,
513 Lackawanna Ave.
,ReU aoij Bluck),
BEANS AND TOMATOES
and Get the
sheer fabric of black
neat, dnititv rlneprl
J V 9 W A W W W
THE COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGENCY,
Opn. Tribuae fifties, IU Spruce St
Having bad 12 years' sxpericne la tut Bicycle bail,
nets and I bo avency for leading Wheels Ct a U grade,
we are prepared to guarantee satisfaction. Those In
tending to purchase are invited to call and examine
our complete line. Open evening Call or seed (tarn
AT LAKE POYNTELLE,
Situated at summit of tha New York, On.
tarioand Western Railway, ftttt fact abovo
da. The highsst steam railroad point in tha
Seven fine lakes within from tbraj to
twenty minutes' walk from hotel or station.
Twu bass lakes convenient-perch, pickerel
and other common varieties of fl.h. several
other lakes within half hour's drive.
For a day's sport and recreation take New
ork,Ontario and Western railway train lea v.
ing s cranton at 8. 30 a.m . .arriving at Poyntelle
at 10.10 a m. Returning, train leavei Poyn
telle 4.50 p.m., arriving in Scranton 6.20 p.m.
BOATS FREE TO QUESTS.
FREE EXCURSION and PICNIC GROUNDS.
RATES FOR SUMMER BOARDEIIS
$8 TO $10 PER WEEK.
House accommodations, SO.
AND THE TREATMENT OF LAME
NESS or HOUSES.
To those branches I devote especial atten
tion every afternoon.
Cfflne and forgs atthe BLUME CARRIAGE
wokkb. us vix court, ucranton.pa.
DOCTOR JOHN HAMLIN
Graduate of the American Veterinary Col
lets.. Well, Sirl
Yes, sir! We
have a special
ist here to fit
you who does'
Sit right down
and have your
eyes fitted in
' if ir '
a scientific manner.
423 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Inserted in THE TRIBUNE at tbl
lateof ONE CENT A WORD,