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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1S94
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ECRANTON. SEPTEMBER, 12. I8M.
' REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DANIEL H. HASTING
For Lieutenant Governor:
. WALTER LYON,
For Auditor General:
AM08 H. MYLIX,
For Secretary oflternal Affair
JAMES V. LATTA,
GALUSHA A. GROW,
GEORGE F. HUFF,
Election Time, Nov. a
REPUBLICAN COUNT TICKET.
JOSEPH A. SCRANTON.
For Law Judy;
HUBERT W. ARCHBALD.
FRANK H. CLEMONS.
For County Treasurer:
THOMAS D. DA VIES.
For Clerk of tlie Courts:
JOHN H. THOMAS.
CLARENCE E. PRYOR.
For District A Horney:
JOHN K JONES.
For Register ct Wills:
WILLIAM S. H0PKIN4
For Jury Comminsioner:
T. J. MATTHEWS.
Election Time. Nor. 0.
A tlurality of 8,329 for Thomas
B. Reed where, last time, he received
only 1,677 is a whole volume of rich
and juicy comment without saying an
An Economic Enigma.
Air. Merrifield, the gentleman whom
our friends, the enemy, have named
for congress as a last resort, defines his
position with reference to the over
shadowing issue before the people of
Lackawanna county as that of "a con
servative tariff Democrat, after the
school of the late Samuel J. Randall."
The platform upon which he was
nominated "heartily indorses" the
Democratic national platform of 1802,
that declared protection a sham, a
fraud and a violation of the conatitu.
tion; and in the very next paragraph
"congratulates" the people upon the
"passage of a tariff measure which
protects labor, without fostering
trusts." What does all this mean?
A "conservative tariff Democrat of
the Sam Randall school" means a
Democrat who can, when noboody is
looking, pocket a tariff schedule or
two for the Uenefit of some favorite
home industry. But according to the
Democratic national platform of 1892,
even this furtive and spasmodic pro
tection is "fradulenf'and "unconstitu
tional"; and according to Grover
Cleveland the Democraticcougressman
who tries to get a slice of this fraud is
guilty of "party perfidy and party dis
honor." In congratulating the country
on the passage of a tariff measure that
"protects labor," Mr. Merrlfleld'a sup
porters have laid themselves open to a
charge of vivid inconsistency, while in
avering that this measure ''does not
foster trusts" they exhibit humiliating
evidence that they have failed lately
to read the papers.
We know that Mr. Merrifield's posi
tion in this matter is one of great deli
cacy. We appreciate his embarrass
ment and sympathize with his obvi
ous distress. Consequently we cannot
find it in us to be severe with the man.
He will doubtless do the best that he
can, under the circumstances; and if
the race which he Is running were a
cake walk or a humorous procession
for sweet charity's sake, we should
even feel disposed to wish him success.
The fact that he and those whom he
protestingly represents are instead
trifling with a subject of the utmost
personal importance to the entire citi.
zenship of this peerless industrial com
munity a subject which means to the
voters of Lackawanna county all the
difference between prosperous employ
ment at a fair wage and gaunt idleness
under the shadow of prostrate business
moderates our leniency, however,
and induces to suggest that this is no
fit time for economic burlesque.
The attitude of Judge John Hand
ley in this particular conglomeration
of events will be watched with some
interest by curious people.
The movement of the county of
ficials towards providing female at
tendants at the jail could be wisely
emulated . by the city authorities,
There Is as much if not more need of a
police matron at the station house as
there is at the county bastile. The
city at one time could afford to place an
officer in the city hall corridor to show
visitors about, and now that he has
been dispensed with the matter of ex
pense should not enter into the ques
tion of employing a matron.
It is possible that Mr. Amerman
cad heard from Maine.
Bbbck, Robinson, Campbell, Ly-
nett, Howell, Fitzslmmons, Roche,
arhart, Price, Boland, Amerman,
Comtteys et al.. anv of these centle-
inen coMd have had the Democratlo
congressional nomination by mere ac
quiescence, out none of them would
acquiesce Mr. Merrifield, In the
words of one of the party leaders, "is
too sound and true a Democrat to re
fuse the party's call," and unless his
good judgment shall get the better of
him he will carry the banner this fall
until tired nature shall revolt on Nov. (i.
Several hopes of the brave slate-
makers appear to have been blasted in
the hour of night.
This is mow the Washington Post
(Independent) editorially comments on
the Maine elections: "What Maine
did yesterday we expect the other
states in the north, east and west, at
least, to do when their opportunity
presents itself. We expect, In a word,
that the whole country will rise in
protest against the foolish, mischievous
aud untoward policy which the
cuckoos, the mugwumps and the dem
agogues have indicated. The country
is always intelligent and patriotic, aud
it can be relied upon, we think, to ac
cept the Republican party as the safest,
wisest and most wholesome custodian
of the national welfare under the cir
cumstances that now prevail in the
Professor Howell Is to be con
gratulated upon his narrow escape.
One Befuddled Organ.
The Philadelphia Record of Tuesday
morning remarked: "There is no de
vice so well calculated to Insure party
success at the polls as the nomination
of lit, deserving and popular candi
dates for elective offices. The Demo
crats of Lackawanna county have con
cluded to act on this theory. They
will doubtless put a very strong ticket
In the field today, headed by Hon.
Lemuel Amerman for congress. Four
years ago Mr. Amerman was elected in
a close race with Mr. Scranton, the
present Republican nominee, by a plu
rality of 303 votes. Tile people of
Lnckawanua, in case Mr. Amerman
runs again, should take the opportun
ity to compare the congressional rec
ords of Amerman and Scranton and
cast their votes with due regard for
the service rendered by each to his
particular constituency and the coun
try at large. Mr. Amerman's plural
ity of 1890 ought to be trebled. Mr.
Scianton's vote against free wool, free
lumber, free iron ore and free coal, was
a vote specially antagonistic to Lacka
wanna county, and to every industrial
interest of eastern Pennsylvania. He
ought not to be returned. "
Apart from the inaccuracies of the
Record's prophecy department, which
are not to be too seriously criticized in
view of the fact that the Democrats of
Lackawanna county were fully as deep
in the fog themselves, the foregoing
extract is as good a Republican argu
ment as if it were thus intended. Free
iron ore means absolutely no good to
Scranton. The Lackawanna Iron and
Steel company gets its ore from the
Cornwall ore banks in Lebanon county;
and the removal of the duty on im
ported ores, if it shall affect the local
iron industry at all, will affect it by
depreciating the value of its Lebanon
properties. Free lumber means depre
ciated values to the large timber inter
ests of Scranton milling capital in
Potter county, beside hurting the
farmers of Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and
Bradford. Free coal meant the loss of
anthracite's seaboard Industrial mar
ket, and free wool, unless soon changed,
will mean the extinction of the sheep
growing industry in the agricultural
counties adjoining us an I the readjust
ment of our textile industries on a
lower wage basis in order to ward off
the costly rivalry of German competit
ors in the knit goods market.
. Mr. Scranton's record as a protec
tionist has been consistent The bit
terest personal enemy of the present
representative cannot truthfully charge
him with inability to guard the ma
terial interests of this Industrial dis
trict. The gentleman who has been
dragooned into standing as his antag
onist defines his attitude as that of a
"conservative tariff Democrat of the
Samuel J. Randall type." Just what
this means under present circum
stances nobody knows and nobody
seriously cares. The people of Lacka
wanna county, quite irrespective of
past party affiliations, have been
taught by recent events to take no
more chances on economic enigmas in
congress. They want a man there
who knows where he is at and realizes
what he is there for.
The candidate who was, It is said,
offered his campaign expenses in ad
vance if he would lead the ticket
evinced good judgment in declining
the contract, and in selecting a more
comfortable berth where the drop will
not be so unnerving.
It is said that as many persons
come to Scranton to spend their sum
mer vacation as there are Scran tonians
who go elsewhere on the same mission.
It is a poor year when things are not
Judge Archibald is the equal of
Mr. Smith in ability and his superior
in experience. Tho people will not
feel it necessary to move a substitu
tion. The shrievalty nomination against
such a popular and efficient business
man as Mr. Clemons was scarcely
worth the fuss that was made over it.
The absence of fireworks yesterday
is doubtless to be attributed to the
long dry spell expected in November.
Lackawanna Protectionists will
scarcely be deluded this year in falling
into the McAleer type of pitfall.
The enemy's resolutions singularly
failed to felicitate the party upon the
returns from Maine.
The two performances given by the
Rose Coghlan company in this city
Monday and Tuesday nights, in point
of artistlo excellence have seldom
been surpassed. The finished acting
of Frederick do Belleville, J. W. Shan
non and John T. Sullivan, and of Miss
Coghlan, Miss Elliott and Miss Rus
sell supplied a dramatic treat rarely
equalled in provincial cities. It is
pleasant to be able to add that the en
gagement was properly appreciated by
local theater goers.
One argument made in favor of
the Crawford county systemof choosing
party nominees by direct secret ballot
is that "it will bring to our primaries
the men who now stay at home." The
Inference to be gathered from this ar
gument is that men who at present
habitually nenlect their duty would
perform it if they could do so under
the Australian booth plan, whereby
they could be screened from view.
The logic of this course of reasoning is
not altogether clear; but it deserves to
be said that logic is not a strong factor
in the ratiocinations of the Republi
can who feels too good to attend his
Temporary Chairman Horn was
somewhat infelicitous in telling the
delegates that they were to name a
ticket "not of their own personal
choice." This allusion to the secret
deliberations of the slate makers was
naturally little calculated to arouse en
thusiasm among the rank and file.
It would materially have acceler
ated matters had the Democrats ad
vertised for volunteer candidates,
through the "want" column.
Our Democratic friends can scarce
ly expect the public to take as serious
a convention of which they themselves
have made a burlesque.
"Protection to home industries"
will not be imperilled by an opposi
tion which only materialized at the
And with what an admirable as
sumption of seriousness the Demo
cratic farceurs played their burlesque
Ie reminded one of old times to see
Merrifield and Beamish figuring in
Among tie available Democratic timber
scattered about tbe court room were C. G.
Bolaud, Cornelias Comeys, Edward Ly
uett, Hod. John E. Roche and F. J. Fitz
Simmons, all of whom bad declined tbe
nomination for congress. When Messrs.
Burke, Robinson, Campb-U and Uowell
are added to this list of "tio-thank-yous,"
it would lead one to believe tbat there
were no bones broken in the clamor for
Mayor W. L. Connell, Adjutant W. P.
Millar, Candidate John H. Thomas and
Attorney Byron F. Akerly watched the
proceedings of tbe morniug session of tbe
convention from the little nook In the
court room which the newspaper reporters
occupy during the trial of cases.
There were very few Republicans occu
pying seats reserved for delegates, which
is quite a contrast to the condition of af
fuirs at tbe Republican convention of a
week ago, wben nearly every good seat
witnin the Dsr enclosure held a Democrat.
Squire Gilday, ot Archbald, permitted
bis ponderous magisterial dignity to adorn
a large area in front of the judge's bench.
Tbe 'squire is a far seeing man. He wore
a yatcuing cap. They will be fashionable
on the Salt river trip tbis year.
Tbe Bix Democratio voters of the Third
district of the Ninth ward were ably
represented by T. P. Duffy. It was Mr.
Duffy's first appearance as a delegate to a
county convention and be bore his new
laurels with becoming grace.
In tbe matter of apportioning tbe offices
little juagmenc was snown oy the Demo
cratio convention, uunmore was given
judge and recorder of deeds, Carbondnle
jury commissioner and all the other offices
went to bcranton.
Editor E. J. Lynett in nominating James
d. rieaiey maoe a aosperate effort to en
thuse the convention over tbe merits of the
ticket they were nominating, but it refused
to be entbnsed.
Ex-Mayor Frank Beamish wai present
at the convention and greeted many of bis
old time friends. HU health is now better
than it has been for several years.
Jack Colborn and W. H. Withers, each
of whom reoently created a furore by
epeech-making, occupied adjoining seats
Wituin tne Dsr enclosure.
Houet John Gibbons contented himself
with being an ordinary spectator and
feliciatated himself npon bis extraordinary
good iuck in oeiug sucu.
Charles P. O'Malley. Republican candi
date for representative iu tbe fourth legis
lative district, i right at home among tbe
Owen Connelly, ot Minooka, father of
tbe late Judge John F. Connolly, was an
uninterested onlooker at tbe convention.
Bad there been lets Scranton timber on
tbe ticket Denis J. Roche would have been
a winner for jury commissioner.
Yesterday's convention wiil go down in
history as one of tne tamest ever beld by
tbe Democratic party.
Not one of the candidates made a speech
to tne delegates.
TAMMANY'S FAT PULL.
Kew York Correspondence CWcaao Record.
Just now, when the air it full of tho
lighteauB indignation of tbe people agalnat
Tammany, it is not amiss to recall what an
ImmouKe Job those who propose to over
throw Tammany have undertaken. The
city comptroller in bis annual report shows
that the city government bas on iti rolls
15,000 salaried employes and expends S9,
000,000 a year. Tbis is more money and
patronage than is dispensed by the state
governments of one-bait of the states in
tbe (Juiou. Tbe average salary of state
governors aoesnot amount to5,uouayear.
Tbe governors of only three states receive
as much as $10,000 a year salary, bat in
New York city there are 139 offices tbat
pay $5,000 a year ana more, and forty-ono
ot these pay yearly salaries of tlO.OoOand
more. Tbe most lowly ward-heeler may
hope to become an 13,000 a-year police jus
tice if be labors faithfully in Tammany's
interests, or ne may Deoorae a coroner
and receive 15,000 a year for "sitting" on
an occasional corpse.
THAT TIRED MUGWUMP FEELING.
Aifto York J imei. t
Tbe fountains of order and of all our
sanctities are being peisoned bonrly. The
very earth, its stability distrusted by us,
seems to undulate under our feet. The
skies glow darker and darker, and the
stars by which we used to sail are one br
one goiug oat. We bear in tbe twilight, so
ui-omeuea, a ciamor or voices nut all
speak different things. We are barrassed
by inexplicable fears, bnt no counsels re
assure us for more tban an instant
THIS IS TARIFF REFORM.
Those employe in the glass works who
consented to a cnt of 22U per cent. In
wages will be quite likely not to stamp
i ue rooster at tne next election in Indiana,
Besides being a loss to tbe employes aud
tbetr families, the cut means a 22W per
cent, reduction in the volume of their
trade, and possibly building and loan
stocks Will be sacrificed.
Hat No Wilson Bill.
Recent advice from Mexico, received by
tbe Bureau ot tne American Hepuollcs, in
dicate a general condition ol Droaoerltv
I that republic
LABOR IS THE LOSER.
It takes leu monev to transact the busi
ness of the country under this administra
tion tban it did under the last. There is
less of it to transact. It takes less to par
tbe wages of this country. There are not
so many men at work, aud their wages are
lower. Labor is undergoing the procesa
of "liquidation" which President Cleve
land Blandly predicted for it.
Cameron Not Popular.
There is no mistake about the existence
' a fltrnncp untlmant. imnnffthA Runnhll-
csns of the state generally against tbe re-
icuuuu ui oenator ameruu at tue euu ui
is present term.
DAINT cracks. It
often costs more to prepare a
house for repainting that ha3 been
painted in the first place with cheap
ready-mixed paints, than it would
to have painted it twice with strict
ly pure white lead, ground in pure
forms a permanent base for repaint
ing and never has to be burned or
6craped off on account of scaling
or cracking. It is always smooth
and clean. To be sure of getting
strictly pure white lead, purchase
any of the following brands:
" '.tlantic," "Beymer-Bauman,"
" Faunestock," " Armstrong & McKelvy."
For Colors. National 'Lead Co.'s Pure
While Lead Tinting Colors, a one-pound can
to a 25-pound keic of Lead and mix your own
paints. Saves time and annoyance in matching
shades, and insures the best paint that it Is pos
sible to put on wood.
Send ua a postal card and get our book on
paints und color-card, free; it will probably save
you a good many dollars.
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
Jnat rsot!ytd a Dice new line ot SILK
SHADES In choice oolori and styles.
Oar stoslt of Banquet, Piano and
Parlor Lamps is complete.
Haviland China. Carlsbad and Amur.
lean China, Dinner and Tea 8eta in
many atylei; also a number of open
stock patterns irotn wnicn yon can
avisos wnai pieee you want,
422 Lacka. Avenue.
Hay be hidden imperfectly by cosmetics and
powd irs. but can only be removed perma
Eetsal's Superior Face Bleach
It will positively remove Freokl-s, Tau,
Moth, naLowin'., and cure any disease of
the ekln, sueb as Pimples, Acne, Hlaolt
heaiia. llinei and renders the skin soft and
beautiful. Priceflper bottle- For sale at
E. M. HETSEL'S
330 Lurk a. At?., Scranton, Pa.
A. V. JURISCH
435 SPRUCE STREE1
BIOTCLKS AND SPORTING
'1tsOT( Geo iron. Eclipse, LovelL Diamoot
and Other Wheel
European Plan. Firet-elan Bar attaehel
tepot for Berguer 4s Kngel'a Tanahaiuser
U Cor, 15t)i and Filbert Sts,, Phlldi
Most desirable for resident ct N.E. Ponn'
sylvaula. All eoEveuleneee for traveler
to and from Broad Street station and the
Twelfth and Harket Street ataUon. le
sh-able for vial tins: HorautonUas ami peo
(le In tne Anthracite Hegtoo.
T. d, VICTORY.
For manv years this Piano
pure, rich tone, that It has become a standard or tone quality, until it is considered the highest com
pltment that can be paid any Piano to say "It resembles the WE BE R."
We now have tho full control of this Piano for this section as well as many other fine Pianos
which we are selling at greatly reduoed prioes and on easy monthly payments. Don't buy until you see
our goods and get our prices
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' NEW STORE,
SALE OF. .
Sies 13x15, - Only 23 Cents
Another line of still more artistic, mounted in White and
Gold, and large in size,
Sies 16x23, - Only 73 Cents
Very useful, but not so ornamental, are DRESS
FORMS. We have taken the agency for the sale of "The
Standard" Folding Dress Form, which heretofore has retailed
at $3.75. The price now is within the reach of everybody.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
CLEARING SALE OF
A Child's Blcycle,Rubbor Tire, new...'..
A Child's Bicycle, Hnblier Tire, new 1 0
A Boy's Bicycle, Rubber Tire, new 12
A Boy's Bicycle, Rnbber Tire, new 18
4 Boya' or Girls' Bicycle Cushion Tire,
now GO down to 28
1 Youth's Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire.new.. Sit
2 Victor B Blcyclos, Pneumatic Tire.seo
ond band 10
1 Victor B Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire, new 80
1 Secure B cycle, Pneumatic Tire, second-hand
1 Lovcl Diamond B.oycla, Solid Tire,
1 Ladles' Bicycle, Solid Tire, second
2 Victor A Bicycles, Solid Tire, second
1 Viotor C Bicycle, in. cushion Tire,
1 Victor B Bicycle, 1HJ in. Cushion Tire,
1 Columbian 1tt BIcycle.PneumatloTire, 65
1 Chainlet Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire,
nearly new 10O
Come Early for Bargains.
Lawn Tennis Racquets at a
discount of one-third
for two weeks.
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.
314 LACKA. AVENUE.
A Fall Assortment
Letter Copying Books
A 500-page 10x12 Book, bound
In oloth, Bheep back and corners,
guaranteed to give satisfaction,
Stationers and Engravirs,
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Dr. Hill & Son
Vet teeth, fl.80; beet set, V, tor (told cap
and teeth without plates, called crown and
bridge work, call for piioea and references.
TONALOIA, for extraatia- teeth without
pain. Mo ether. Noa-a.
OYER 1B8X XATIOMAI. BANK.
has stood in the front ranks. It
Y. M. C A.
And it is now our pride to announce a
special sale of Beautiful Pictures, in
Water Colors, at a lower price than ever
known before. All familiar and desirable
subjects, and the work nicely executed.
They are well-mounted, with mats and
nice white corrugated and enamel frames.
I Big Gut in School Shoes f
a , ::
5 During the month of SEPTEMBER we will sell
I MUNDELL'S SOLAR TIP SHOES I
Nos. 6 to iy2
N03. 8 to 10
Nos. 11 to IZyi
S K . KK lK STORM 227 LACKAWANNA S
a uuvuju. uiivu mivuu, AVENUE. a
AND WILL SOON BE
1 At Greatly ReM Prices
t THE REMAINDER X
OP OUR STOCK OP
t Cream Freezers,
OIL AND QA8 8TOVES
. Foote & Shear Co.,
513 LACKA. ATE.
"Jenny tM" Cantelonpes,
Green Coin ani Tomatoes,
Lima Beans, Egg Plant, eta
and Get the
has been admired so much for its
, BICYCLE BARGAINS
During the month of SEPTEMBER we offer the very.
Dat liarcains ever shown In this city. None but first
clans Wheels in stock. Call and examine. Open even
ings. COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGENCY 'oVTa??""'
Atlantic Refining Ca
Manufacturer sod Dealer la!
niuminating and Lubricating
Linseed Oil, Napthaa and Gaso
lines of all grades. Axle Qmse,
Pinion Greaw and Colliery Com.
ponnd; also, a large line ot Par
xafflae Wax Candles.
We also handle the Famous CROWN
ACME OIL, the only family safety
burning oil in the market
WILLIAM MASON, ManaQW.
Office; Cool Exchange, Wyoming At.
Work at Fine Brook.
DOCTOR JOHN HAMLIN
Veterinary Surgeon and
Prompt attention to calls for treatment of
all domestio animals.
Veterinary Hedi ernes carefully compounded
and (or sale at reasonable prloea.
Office at the Blume Carriage Works, 131
D1X COURT, gcrautoa. where! direct suoe
Graduate of the American Veterinary Cut
kwe and tbe Columbian School of Compare
Yes, sir! We
have a special
ist here to US
you who dool
Sit right aowa
If If T and have your
lf If ' eyes fitted ia
a scientific manner.
423 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Inserted In THE TRIBUNE At tfatf
tat of ONE CENT A WORD.