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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE SATURDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 15, 1S9.
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tCRANTON. SEPTEMBER, 15. 18W.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKIT,
DANIEL H. HASTING
For Lieutenant Governor:
For Auditor General:
AMOS H. MYLIX,
ir Secretary oflternal Affair
JAMES W. LATTA,
OALUBHA A. OROW,
GEORGE P. HUFF,
1 Mil on Time, oy. &
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
JOSEPH A. SCRANTON.
For Law Judge:
ROBERT W. ARCHBALD.
FRANK B. CLEMONS.
THOMAS D. DA VIES.
For Clerk of the Court:
JOHN H. THOMAS.
CLARENCE E. PRYOB
For JHttrlct A ttorney:
JOHN K JONES.
For Seaister of Willt:
WILLIAM S. HOPKINS.
For Jury Commitrkmer;
T. J. MATTHEWS.
Election Time, No 0.
We did not expect uuy representa
tive of any paving company to admit,
in a signed letter fur ipublication, that
he had ottered bribes to public officials,
in Pittstou, or elsewhere. Neverthe
less, Mr. Furmun, The Tribune's
article of yesterday still stands. We
are reporting, not fancies, but facts.
An Awkward Straddle.
It is an interesting fact that no Dem
ocrat has ever been a candidate for
congress in this district upon the na
tional platform of his party. The mo
ment one is nominated, he rushes pell
niell to the newspapers with the in
formation that he is just as good a
protectionist as the other fellow, only
he daren't say so with quite so much
emphasis. Mr. Amerman, it will be
recalled, treated the Eleventh district
to one of these bluUs; and hud no
sooner taken his seat at Washington
than he was bobbing up to vote for
Judge Merriileld says he is a "Pro
tection Democrat." The exact mean
ing of this is, we suppose, that he is in
favor of a protection law but opposed
to its enforcement. If he is a protec
tionlst.heis by so much no Democrat ;if
he is a Democrat, he is by so much no
protectionist The two things are as
different as day is from night. There
is no honest compromise between
them. A shifty band of political pres
tigiatoro may try to make the people
believe that they can successfully ride
the two horns of this dilemma,
but the artifice is ft thin one. Democ
racy means war to the knife on all
vestiges of protection. So its platform
Bays and to its orators proclaim, in
those districts where it isiyet the fash
ion to tell the truth. He that is not
for protection is against it He that
is against it cannot be for it
Judge Merriileld is personally too
honorable a gentleman to willingly
place his party In the indefensible
position of straddling this question.
It is his custom to speak out plainly,
himself; and before he signifies his
formal acceptance of last Tuesday's
compulsory nomination he ought, in
justice to the party behind him, to tell it
flatlyi that he is a protectionist, and
therefore, to that extent a Republican,
and that he will only consent to re
main upon the Democratic ticket upon
he expressed understanding that it
an not get a genuine Democrat to
lake the nomination. This might not
Improve bis chances of election, but it
would preserve his honor and conserve
Us self respect
It would also obviate a most awk
The Future of Silver.
In the recent withdrawal of Sena
tor John P. Jones, of Nevada, from the
Republican party, those persons who
believed that with the repeal of the
Sherman silver purchase clause cur
rency legislation came to a long stand
still have been supplied with a subject
for serious consideration. Senator
Jones is one of the ablest men in public
life. Upon his Bpecial subject of free
silver coinage he h a walking encyclo
pedia of patiently acquired and extra
ordinarily ample knowledge. It is not
credible that he should have taken
the step which he did take without
careful thought and deliberation. We
do not doubt that he feels disappointed
with the Republican party's course re
garding silver as a money metal; and
tbat,in this feeling, he is representative
of a large number of earnest and con
scientious men throughout the west,
men heretofore in sympathy with Re
publican Drinclnles and clad to be eu
rolled among the volunteer soldiers of
the Republican cause.
We do not find provocation to flip
pancy in the loss of comrades like
these. We cannot bring ourselves
around to the radical belief that they
are less honest and less patriotic than
the inhabitants of other states. From
our standpoint they are mistaken;
judged at this distance they have acted
unwisely. But we will not wantonly
abuse them for it We prefer instead
to ask them if they perceive at any
point in the chain of Deniocratioeventa
such a superior knowledge of states
manship and sui li a riper capacity for
enlightened political action as would
justify them in weakening the cause of
Republicanism by a desertion which
mu.tt inevitably aid the other Hide.
Let it even be assumed that the masses
of the Republican party today enter
tain beliefs inimical to free coinage. Is
the prospect of continued Democratic
administration more auspicious for the
prosperity of the sliver states than the
Teturn to power of intelligent and rea
sonable Republicans, upon whom
manly argument and rational explana
tion are seldom lost?
The position of the great majority of
the rank-and-file of the Republican
party upon this coinage question may
be expressed without recourse to be
wildering figures or recondite discus
sion. It is one not of preconceived
hostility to silver, but simply of pro
found regard for the honor and stabil
ity of a currency "every dollar of
which," in the forceful words of Gen
eral Harrison, "shall be the purchas
ing equal of every other dollar," and
have behind It, if necessary, the equiva
lent of a dollar in real value. We, in
the east, do not believe it to be feasible
to open the nation's mints to the silver
of the world; but few of us are so in
sincere in our devotion to protection
as to wish ill fortune to come to
the silver produced in American
mines by American capital giving em
ployment to American labor. The
useofsilverasa money metal, up to
the limit of the safety of the national
credit and up to the limit of the sol
vency of the American treasury, is
conceded to be wise, right and proper;
but we submit, for the consideration
of our western friends, that this limit
will be sooner reached under Demo
cratic supremacy than it will be under
the wise control of experienced and
prescient Republican statesmen, to
whom the formulating of progressive
financial legislation is not au impos
The Talk of a Socialist.
The Philadelphia Record, of which
William M. Singerly, Democratic can
didate for governor of Pennsylvania,
is chief proprietor, finds itself under a
cross lire because of its attempt to
justify the Democratic effort to briug
about free raw materials. The Record
first quotes this assertion of The
Free iron ore means absolutely no good
to Scranton. The Lackawanna Iron and
Steel company gels its ore from the Corn
wall ore banks in Lebanon county; and
the removal of the duty on imported 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 depreciated values to the lnrge
timber interests of Scranton milling capi
tal in Potter county, besides hurting the
farmers of Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and
Bradford. Free coal meant, the loss of
anthracite's seaboard industrial market,
and free wool, unless soon changed, will
mean the extinction of the sheep-growing
industry in the agricultural counties ad
joining lis and the readjustment of our
textile Industries on a lower wage basis in
order to ward off the costly rivalry of
German competitors in the knit goods
Tben it makes tba following reply:
Out of the 150,000 people who live in
Lackawanna county there are probably
not 500 who make a specialty of mixing
wool to sell. They are not so foolish as to
attempt to compete on their valuable
acres against the herders of Texas and
the territories, and of Australia, Argen
tina and South Africa, who have the ad
vantage of cheap land?, and who control
the markets of the world. Bat every one
of the 150,000 are interested in the low
ered price and better quality of woolens.
They all wear clothes, and most of them
sleep under blankets. For like
reasons, the large majority of the
Seople of Lackawanna connty itvill
nd their advantage in the cheaper shelter
and larger means of comfort renulting
from free lumber. Free coal, instead of
curtailing the market for bituminous coal,
would widen It. The late William L.
Scott, himself largely interested in coal
production, was a strong advocate of free
coal as a means of steadying prices and se
curing a special field for the Pemmylvania
product In lower Canada. The abundance
of bituminous coal in nearly every part of
the middle, western and southern states
is a fact that tariff rates do not alter. The
competition between anthracite aud bi
tuminous coals cannot be mitigated or
prevented. But free iron ore, by stimu
lating and cheapening the cost of iron pro
duction in eastern Pennsylvania, would
be of large advantage to the producers
of both hard and soft coal. It would set
soma of our prostrate steel works going
again, to the advantage of the coal pro
ducers of Lackawanna county. The
Scranton Tribune probably lets the cat
ontof .the bag when it says that a few
owners of ore beds and timboa, tracts in
Scranton would not find free iron ore or
free lumber favorable to their special in
terests. The great corporations which
gather np the ore beds, the timber tracts
and the coal fields, and which manage to
make dear the commonest necessities of
living, find ready trumpeters and de
fenders in the journals quoted. They have
the audacity sometimes to turn up the
whites of their eyes and pretend that they
are speaking as the champions of labor.
Oat with them I They cannot forever fool
tbe people, even the anthracite people for
whom they so confidently speak.
It Is Interesting to note, first, that
cheaper clothing is of little benefit to
the man who has no money with which
to buy It The object of the German
knit goods manufacturer who competes
at low prices with the woolen goods
made, for example, in the woolen mill
In this city will have been attained
when, after having discouraged wool
growing In the United States, he shall
have the Scranton woolen mill at. his
mercy and can raise prices at pleasure.
Thus, we shall have two results,
neither of which is desirable. We
shall have the wool growing and the
wool manufacturing done In a remote
country, aud we shall not have either
the low prices now promised or the
wages with which to pay those prices,
whether they be low or high.
We desire to note secondly that
Lackawanna county cannot well be
prosperous while the various indus
tries within its borders or conducted
by men who live within those borders
are not prosperous. Lumbering is
one of these interests. The Scranton
capital which is invested, for instance,
in Potter county timber lands
has as good a right to make
a profit as has the English capi
tal invested In Canadian timber
lands. We would prefer, any day,
to Bee an American Industry prosper
rather than a foreign Industry, if it is
necessary that either should Buffer.
Let Canada take care of herself. Wo
live in America. Our markets and our
interests are here. The duty of Amer
ican legislation is to look after tho wel
fare of Americans. Canada's Interests
should be a secondary consideration.
If the removal of tlieilutyou lum
ber shall make some homes cheap, it
will just us surely make other homes
dear. The thousands of men in the
northeastern counties of Pennsylvania
whose sole means of livelihood Is con
nected with the prosperity of the
American lumber trade will not be
comforted, in the hour of that indus
ty's depression and of their own idle
ness, by the reflection that some fellow
workman, in another state, saves a
dollar or two on a pile of raw lumber.
The same hand that is raised to strike
the lumberman may at any moment
descend upon the other workingman,
crippling him, too, in his opportunities
for gaining a livelihood.
In the matter of coal the Record has
been refuted by Its own party which,
with all its concessions to syndicates
aud trusts, at the last moment did not
dare to say to the coal producers of
America: "We are indifferent to you
and you welfare, we prefer the wel
fare of the coal producers of Nova
Scotia." The Democratlo party, in
repudiating reciprocity, destroyed its
one chance of "securing a special field
for the Pennsylvania product In Lower
Canada." ft wanted to give Canada
everything aud ask Canada for noth
ing in return. The Canadian duty on
American bituminous coal is not fixed
at Wushiugton,uufortuuately,butat Ot
tawa. It is our humble belief, founded
upon some knowledge of conditions
hereabouts, Unit tho Lackawanna coun
ty miner would rather have the fuel of
the Atlantic seabourd mined In Penn
sylvania than to have it mined in Cape
Breton; he would rather get the wages
for mining it than to have those wages
paid to Canadian half breeds and
We are glad, in conclusion, that the
"cat" is "out of the bag"-if thereby
the Record means that this newspaper
is for home interests first and we are
not at all ashamed of having let the
animal out. We do not find it neces
sury in making political arguments to
assume that "the great corporations"
which turn the wheels of Lackawanna
county's industries and provide the
only employment there is for thous
ands of Lackawanna county's citizens
are necessarily a pack of baudits and"
extortionists; but even it we believed
that they were all of this, we should
still trust ourselves to home bandits
aud home extortionists in preference to
being "held up" by the corporation
bandits of some other country. We
think, If the worst came to the worst,
that we could make better terms with
the robbers that we know, and are
neighbors to,than we could with entire
strangers, who want to spend their
stolen riches in a foreign clime.
Mr. Singerly's argument is that of a
socialist. It is unworthy the man
and the theme.
The esteemed Washington Post
should beware of the explanation gun.
It is generally loaded.
Assistant Postmaster General Joms
ban ' abiihhed the La Plume post
office because certain citizens who
were dissatisfied with tbe postmas
ter at that plnca had boycotted the
office. Upon aocount of the action of b y
cotters Mr. Jones, like Debs, tuiuks that
innocent people should be put to incon
venience, and rogiirds tbe humble petitions
of La Plume citizius who wish tho oflie i
restored with tho complacency of the t'z ir
of all Mussina. Jones, like aiuny other in
dividuals clothed with fleeting authority,
seems to imagine that the peopln in every
instance ureeervanis of the office-holder.
From an unbiased view of the situation it
would Beem that the taxpayers of L
Plume had some rights that even the Bour
bon administration is bound to respect,
Tbe forcing of obnoxious postal officials by
appointment upon a disgusted peoplo
appears to be one of the policies
of the Cleveland reign. The Tribune hm
heretofore called attention to the injustice
of this system of rewarding party hench
men. Tbe unpopular Individual in rural
districts who could not be elected by vote
of tbe people to drive oxen lor the road
supervisor, is often flaunted in the faces
of disgusted citizens of his own opposing
political faith under the patronage system
whereby wire pullers of greater or Ibis
degree are enabled to cancel their in
debtedness for some cringing favor of the
past. The appointment of a postmaster
in defiance to the wishes of a larger clos
of patrons of the office, for the purpose of
rewarding a higher official who has claim
upon the patronage, is a shameful abuse of
power that only finds parallel in lands
where rulers govern by "divine right"
This year's Smull, the hand book which
Is indispensable to students of Pennsyl
vania politics, has been received with the
compliments of Lieutenant Governor Wa
tres. Tbe compilation of it reflects great
credit upon Thomas B. Cochran, former
chief clerk of the senate. It would be
difficult to guess what is not found in this
meaty manual. Tbe complete text of the
new ballot law, with ample returns of the
last February election and all other infor
mation bearing on state politics thoroughly
revised to date are noteworthy features.
We casually detect one error. In the list
of city school superintendents, Professor
W. H. Hockenberry, of Car bond ale, is
credited to Cbambersburg, and John J.
Forbes, of Chambersburg, to Carbondale.
But In tbe main the volume is a model of
accuracy and - crisp condensation, and
every citizen should have and study a copy
The election in Maine of every Repub
lican candidate for state senator and all
but four members of ths state house of
representatives is a hint to Pennsylvania
that should not be forgotten in the Twen
tieth senatorial and four Lackawanna
There is renewed talk of a new paper in
Wilkes-Barre, to champion Democratic
principles, but la view of the coming
deluge it woulJ dearly be money wasted.
- Ohio Democrats are in a quandary. The
friends of Senator Brtce say that if the
Democratlo state convention next week
adopts resolutions censuring him for his
course against the Wilson bill be will at
once resign. This wonld lose the Demo
crats one vote in ths senate, as .Governor
The governor would have the filling of the
Tsuaucy entirely in nis power, mo
general assembly has adjourned sine die
and cannot assemble except upon the
governor's call. ,
Colonel Breckinridge's fate will be de
cided at today's primaries with possibly s
supplementary decision or two in Novem
ber aud af tor death.
Tom Reed will begin his argument in
the supplementary proceedings about a
week from Tuesday, in Gotham.
Judge llerrifleld's obedionce to party
duty would be very touching, it it were
not als ) so very tunny.
are hundreds of brands of
White Lead (so called) on the
market that are not White Lead,
composed largely of BarytC3 and
other cheap materials. But the
number of brands of genuine
is limited. The following brands
are standard "Old Dutch" process,
and just as good as they were when
you or your lather were boys :
'Fahnestoc-," "Armstrong McKelTy."
For Colors. National Lead Co.'s Pure
White Lead Tinting Colors, a one-pound can to
a 35-pound keg of Lead and mix your own
paints. Saves time and annoyance in matching
shades, and insures the best paint that It is
possible to put on wood.
Send us a postal card and get our book on
paints and color-card, free; it will probably
save you a good many dollars.
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
Just received s nice Dew 11ns of SILK
SHADES in ohoios colors and styles.
Our stosk of Banquet, Piano and
rarior Lamps is complete.
Haviland Chins. Carlsbad anil Amur
lean China, Dinner and Tea Sets in
many styles; also a comber of open
stock patterns from which yon can
seises wnat pieoe yon want.
422 Lacka. Avenue.
My be hidden Imperfectly tiy cosmetics and
powders, but can only be removed periua
I HotssTs Supsrior Face Bloac!
! It will positively remove Freokls, Tan,
Moth, liovn.-., and cure any diseases of
tho skin, such aa lMmpiei, Acne, lilnnk
lieB'la, oillnean and renders tbe skin soft and
beautiful. Price SI per bottle. For sal at
E. M. HETSEL'S
330 Lacka. Ave., Scranton, Fa.
A. W. JURISCH
435 SPRUCE STREE1
BICTCLKS AND SPOUTING
'fMor, Oendron, Eclipse, LovelL DIamont
M Other Wheels.
European Plan. Flnt-olass Bar attaches.
Depot tor Bergaer A Kngei's Tsnnhusr
IE Cor, 15th and FUliBrt Sts., -Philada.
Hoat desirable (or residents of N.E. PamfJ
sylvaula. All conveniences (or traveler
to and from Broad Street station and the
Twelfth and Market Btreet station. De
sirable (or visiting Herantonlana aad po
tie In the Anthracite IUkIoo.
T. J. VICTORY,
p4 mM' w
n if j
r lis W Jfc ?
For many years this Piano has stood in the front ranks. It has been admired so ranch for its
pure, rich tone, that it has become a standard for tone quality, nntil it is considered the highest com
pliment that can be paid any Piano to say "It resembles the WE BE R." v '
We now hare 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 payments. Don't buy until yon Bee
for goods and get onr prices
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' NEW STORE,
Now on exhibition in our center window,
consisting of 8 yards of 4o-inch, all-wool
French Serge and Vi yards Changeable
Taffeta Silk, at only $4.25.
CLEARING SALE OF
A Child's Bicycle.Rubber Tire, new SO
A Child's Bicycle, Kurior Tire, new 10
A Boy'B Bicyole, Rubber Tire, new 1
A Boy's Bicycle, Rubber Tire, new 18
4 Boys' or Girls' Bicycle Cushion Tire,
new 60 down tO8
1 Youth's Bicycle, Pneumatic Tlre.new., BS
2 Victor B Bicycles, Pneumatic Tire,sec-
ond band 10
1 Victor B Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire, new SO
1 Secure Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire, sec
1 Lovel Diamond Bicyole, Solid Tire,
1 Ladles' Bicycle, Solid Tire, second
hand , 85
2 Victor A Bicycles, Solid Tire, second
1 Viator C Bicycle, 1H In. cushion Tire,
1 Victor B Bicycle, lXj in. Cushion Tire,
1 Columbian '92 Blcycle.PnoamatioTlre, BS
1 CbalnleBS Bicyclo, Pnenmatlo Tire,
nearly Dew 100
Come Early for Bargains.
Lawn Tennis Racquets at a
discount of one-third
for two weeks.
J. D. WILLIAMS & BRO.
814 LACKA. AVENUE.
A Fall Assortment
Letter Copying Books
A 600-page 10x12 Book, bound
fn cloth, sheep back and corners,
guaranteed to give satisfaction,
Stationer and Engravtrs,
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Dr, Hill & Son
et tenth, JSJfl; best set, IS: for gold cap
and teeth without plates, called crown and
bridge work, eall for prloea and refereneae.
TONALOIA, for extraoUiig teeth without
Moetner. no gu
OVEB riBST SATIOMAt pAMH.
Y. M. G. A
Will be more universally worn this fall than ever
before. Such a variety of new weaves,
Dots, Figures, Stripes and Plains,
have never been displayed as this seasoa Youu
Big Gut in School Shoes
s . a
S During the month of SEPTEMBER we -will sell
! MUN DELL'S SOLAR TIP SHOES i
Nos. 6 to iya ,
Nos. 8 to 10 ,
Nos. 11 to 13
! GLOBE SHOE STORE,
AND WILL SOON BE
At Greatly mmi mm
. . . .
OF OUB STOCK OP
f Cream Freez9rs,
OIL AND GAS STOVES
i Foote & Shear Co.,
513 LACKA. ATK.
Horse Radish Root,
Green Ginger Root,
R ckllng Cucumbers,
And everything used in
manufacture of Pickles.
and Get the
9 sBk. sav inn CTV
Daring the month of SEPTEMBBB we offer the verf
best bargains ever shown In this city, None but first
class Wheels in stock. Call and examine. Open even
COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGEMCf 2 oVi-ff muneT'
Atlantic Refining Go.
Micufacturtrt and Dealer In!
niamiaating and Lubricating
Linseed Oil, Nap thus and Gaso
lines of nil grades. Axle Qreose,
Pinfcn Grease and Colliery Com.
poond ; also, a lar.e Una ot Par
mfflne Wax Candles.
W also handle the Famous CROWN
ACME OIL, the only family aafety
burning oil in the market
WILLIAM MASON, Manage.
Office: Co! Exchange, Wyoming At
Work at fin Brook.
DOCTOR JOHN HAMLIN
Veterinary Surgeon and
Prompt attention to eall for treatmralot
til domestio sniniala
Veterinary Medlcinf carefully compound!
and (or aatu at reaaoaabla prtoaa.
Office at the Blnme Carriage Works, 12
DIX OOUBT. Scrauton. waerol direct shoeing-after
Graduate of the American Veterinary C
letreaad the Columbian School of Oompars.
Yes, sirl Wa
have a special
ist here to M
you who doei
If If aud have your
1 ' II 1 eyes fitted ia
423 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Inserted in THE TRIBUNE at the
late of ONE CENT A WORD.