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THE SCEANTON TRIBUNE S ATI) RDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 22, 1S94.
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ECRANTON. SEPTEMBER, S3. 1804.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
DANIEL H. HASTING
For Lieutenant Governor:
For Auditor General:
AM08 H. MYLIK,
Ftr Secretary of Iternal A faint
JAMES W. LATTA,
GALUHHA A. GROW,
GEORGE F. HUFP,
feleetlen Time, Mot. &
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
JOSEPH A. SCRANTON.
For law Judge;
KOBfcKT W. ARCH BALtC
FRANK H. CLEMONa
For County Treasurer:
THOMAS D. DA VIES.
For CUrl of the Courtt:
JOHN II. THOMAS.
CLARENCE B. PEYOR.
for District A ttirmey:
JOHN K JONES.
CHARLES H (TESTER.
WILLIAM S. HOPKINS.
T. J. MATTHEWS.
Election Time, Nov. 0.
The Scbanton board of trade 13
Bupposed to have for its fundamental
purpose the advancement of the busi
ness interests of Scranton. When,
therefore, it sends the printing of its
annual report to a publishing house in
Delaware, it must have some reason
for not patronizing home industries.
What is that reason? The Scranton
Tribune Publishing company desires
to make to Mr. Foster, chairman of
the printing committee, the following
proposition: It will agree to print the
Scranton board of trade's report ac
cording to any written specifications
the board may elect.provided the Dela
ware firm sballdothesame thing. Then
it will submit the two specimens of
workmanship to a disinterested jury of
experts. And finally, if The Trib
une's work does not win the award,
The Teibune Publishing company
will pay all expenses and make the
board of trade a present of the receipted
bill for the Delaware firm's work on as
many copies of the report as the board
shall need. We are willing to give to
Mr. Foster the preparation of the
specifications. For his services in this
matter The Tribune Publishing com
pany will, if defeated in the competi
tion proposed, agree to pay Mr. Foster
the sum of $100. The only condition
we shall attach to this proposition is
that if The Tribune's .work shall re
ceive the award, Mr. Foster will pub
licly confess that he has misrepresented
a home industry in behalf of a foreign
one. This is a fair proposition. Is it
Grade Mulberry Street.
' The condition of the approach to the
Nay Aug and Elmhurst boulevard is a
disgrace to the city. Beyond Clay ave
nue Mulberry street is like a quagmire,
with mud where gutters ought to be,
filth and slime where there should be
good, substantial slag or shale road
bed, and sprawling car tracks which
make travel by carriage almost im
possible. The city and the Lacka
wanna Iron and Steel company are
both willing, it Is said, to do their share
toward the remedying of this evil.
The Scran ton Traction company should
not lag behind.
A point to be considered is that the
city's new park, as well as the boule
vard, will be useless unless there shall
be a radical improvement in the con
dition of Mulberry street, which is
now almost the only means of ap
proach. It is essential, too, that the
work of grading shall be done before
winter, in order that it may have an
opportunity to settle. This would
B&veaneat sum in repairs year after
next, since it would obviate the neces
sity of double repairs.
The work will cost just as much
money, whether doue now or later. If
done now, the Scranton Traction com
pany will be able next spring to reap
the advantages of largely increased
traffic on its Nay Aug line, now any
thing but satisfactory as a revenue pro.
ducer. The manner in which lots have
recently been snapped up in the direc
tion of the new park clearly indicates
the trend of the city's growth. No
dog-in-the-manger tactics should be
permitted in this matter. None would
Editor Medill, of the Chicago
Tribune, thinks he has found a way
to prevent railroad strikes. It is in
teresting, at least. He would provide
a permanent pension fund for the re
tirement on half pay of all railroad
employes after they have been in the
service a given number of years. The
pension would also be paid to those
who became disabled in the company's
service. To raise the fund he would
tax the earnings of each railway em
ploye 2 per cent a year and the total
earnings of the company 1 per cent a
year. Mr. Medill thinks this plan
would knit together the interest of
the railroads and their men so firmly
that these interests would be practic
ally one. ' The feature of the Medill
plan which occasions greatest debate is
that its author would have the ar
rangement compulsory. The question
whether such pensioning of railway
employes should be done by law is the
point about which there is difference
of opinion. Germany has such pen
sions, but in Germany the roads are
largely owned by the government.
The Pennsylvania company has al
ready a pension system something like
the one outlined by Mr. Medill, and it
works well,but the system is altogether
voluntary. Those who are afraid of
compulsion in any form need only to
propose a better way. bomehow tney
are not strikingly successful in doing
In our new serial, "The Translation
of a Savage," Gilbert 1'arker utters a
new note in contemporary fiction. The
idea is daring and original; the treat
ment of it most vivid. Gilbert Parker
is a name that will be heard from in
literature. He has a man's boldness
with a woman's sympathies; and he is
essentially dramatic. The combina
tion is one to "bank on," as it were.
No Leaping in the Dark,
The distinguished editor of the Coal
Trade Journal favors this paper with
the following attention: "The Scran
ton Tribune thinks the anthracite
seaboard trade would be lost if foreign
bituminous coal was admitted free.
There are things that tend to the loss
of this trade other than the competi
tion of outside soft coal; tho competi
tion of American bituminous which is
mined at a low rate, carried to market
at one-third the expense for transpor
tation that is charged upou anthracite,
and thus forms a bar not only to the
importation of foreign coal on the At
lantic coast but to the increase of the
use of anthracite for steam purposes,
except in the small sizes which are
usually the result of working over
hitherto considered waste heaps, and
which sizes are carried at a minimum
rate of transportation."
We hasten to assure our distin
guished frleud that what he says is
both familiar and partly true. Hut does
it afford any reason why an American
congress should double this danger to
the anthracite industry by letting
Canada into our seaboard markets,
also? We believe it is the opinion of a
majority of anthracite operators that
they would rather take their chances
In a competition with American bitu
minous coal that In one which would
take all the profits to a foreign coun
try, in the form of dividends on the
stock of an alien corporation. The
competition is already keen enough
and prices are already low enough
without the need of such Inroads as
would surely result from the enact
ment of the Cleveland-Wilson-IIiues
policy of free coal.
So certain are we of the feeling of tho
people with reference to tills matter
that we are willing, nearly two mouths
in advance of their formal expression
ot it at the polls, to predict the utter
and disastrous failure of the impudent
attempt of this free-coal administration
to angle for the votes of this congress
district with a bait which bears the
spurious label of a "Protection Demo
crat." The Democratic national com
mittee may dump $10,000 in this county
if they choose; but whether theyeX'
pend that sum or ten times so much,
they cannot get the intelligent work
ingmen of Lackawanna's factories and
mines to Indorse a policy which has
already cost them dear; and which, if
free coal had carried as was the admin
titration's design, would have doubled
and trebled the measure of their afflic
A vote for Representative Scranton
is a vote against the sacrifice of home
Industries. A vote for Candidate Mer
rllleld Is a leap in the dark.
It will be gratifying news to
thousands of persons in this portion
of Pennsylvania that the crisis in the
anthracite coal trade which seemed, a
few days ago, to presage imminent
disaster, has been, if not averted, at
least postponed. At a meeting of the
sales agents in New York Thursday
the May circular was restored and
such action taken in the regulation of
tonnage as promises yet to bring about
abetter situation in the trade. To
have precipitated a coal war through
sheer and utter greed would have been
to have destroyed notonly the lighters
themselves, but scores of innocent non-
combatants as well.
Edward B. Leisenring.
Among the many tributes that may
with entire truthfulness be paid to the
memory of Edward B. Leisenring,
whoso sad death in a foreign city was
made known yesterday, there is one
that, spoken of one who had his oppor
tunities, is especially notable and de
served. It is said of him that he never
allied himself to any enterprise which
had behind it unjust speculation; and
the assertion is accurate. Stock water.
ing he abhorred, as he would abhor
theft. He wanted all his wealth to be
genuine wealth and all his profits to
be not only legitimate , but honest as
well. The dollar that he invested rep
sented 100 cents. The dollar that he
traded with meant value received and
He was a splendid type of the true
and honest man. Many are the
young men whom he has befriended,
stuck to and established in life, as the
world of business understands these
terms. Never an one of these would he
cast off, until reluctantly convinced of
unfitness or ingratitude. In disposi
tion cheerful, by nature generous, he
made friends readily and retained
them long. The element of con
scientiousness was strong in his make
up. What he did he did thoroughly
and well. He was not content to half
do a thing.
Mr. Leisenring employed many men
and employed them to his own and to
their advantage. They loved him, not
as a task master but as a sympathizer
and friend. He never knowingly did
them an tujustlce and they revere his
memory as that which is dear to them.
In private life ho was a pure and up
right citizen; in the homo circle he was
aflectionate and indulgent; in politics
he belonged to the aggressive and up"
right faith, and in business he was
brave, candid, honorable and manly.
The state of Pennsylvania, when Ed
ward B. Leisunring died, lost ouo of
Its truly foremost citizens.
A Fa ir Challenge.
"We Invite the peoplo to compare
the pledges of the Democratic party
with the performance of a Democratic
administration. The fitness and ca
pacity of the Democracy to govern
must be judged by its record. Itsmost
Important achievement thus far has
been fitly characterized by the chief
executive as one of 'perfidy and dis
honor.' Denouncing political corrup
tion, it has rewarded the largest con
tributors to its campaign fund by the
bestowal of foreign missions; de
nouncing trusts, it permitted one of
them to formulate its tariff bill; prom
ising a continuanco of the vigorous
foreign policy established by the la
mented James G. Blaine, it substituted
a 'policy of infamy' when Hawaii was
freely offered us; denouueing the Sher
man act as a 'cowardly makeshift,' it
was enabled to repeal tho silver pur
chasing clause of the act only by the
help of Republican senators; arraigning
protection as 'a fraud upon labor,' it
pasfed a mongrel protective measure
so tainted with scandal that It barely
escaped the veto of a Democratic pres
ident; advocating free raw materials
and an extension of our foreign trade,
it destroyed all the profitable recipro
cal agreements made by President
Harrison; pledging itself to the pay
ment of 'just and liberal pensions,'
It treats the Union soldieis as if the
Grand Army badge were the badge of
beggary and brigandage; pledging re
trenchment, it exceeded at the last
session of congress the expenditures of
the corresponding session of the
last Republican congress by $27,-
000,000, in the face of decreasing
revenues and after it had added $o0,-
000,000 to the public debt; while pre
tending to be in favor of individual
freedom, it hastened to enact an odi
ous Income tax force bill, empowering
deputy collectors to enter the homes of
citizens and compel them by threats
of official summons and heavy penal
ties to disclose their private affairs."--New
York Republican Platform.
This plank in the Republican platform
deserves to be read and remembered with
care: " Ou behalf of the fnrmera of New
York we protest ngftinst free wool, which
means the destruction of our sheep hus
bandry and which bai brought the price
ot wool to the lowest azure recorded, vve
deuouuee the federal administration for
surrendering an annual revenue of S,
000, OUO on wool and imposing a burden
nearly ten times greater Dy levying a tax
on suiinr. the commonest household neces
sity. We protest against the removal of
the protective Darner to tne importat ion
of Canadian agricultural product?. The
farm products of New York deserve pro
tection equally with the rice of South
Caroliua and the sugar of Louisiana. We
denounce the administration for striking
ont the agricultural schedule of the Mc-
Kinley bill and substituting an agricultural
froe list fraught with ruin to the farmers."
The JJomocratio press will scarcely have
the hardihood to accept this challenge.
They know too thoroughly that its state
ments are true,
When nil the circumstances of the case
are considered, the current tulle of Demo
cratic newspapers about the ''triumph of
the bofB" and "I'latvs man Morton"
strikes the independent Rochester Post
Express as utterly absurd. "In every way,
except In sly political maneuvering, Mr.
Morton," says mac aoie journal, "is a
broader, better and more capable roan
than Mr. Piatt and to those who know the
two men the idea that the party boss can
control the party candidate, either now
or after the election, appears mire non
sense. The simple fact Is that Mr. Piatt
does not manufacture tho Morton senti
ment or create the demand for Mor
ton's nomination, bat saw what the
Republicans wanted and was shrewd
enough to see that they got it'" This
seems to be a fair expression of the gon
eral opinion. Jlr. Morton's candidacy
everywhere is receiving the most cordial
By a blunder The Tribunr 'enterdny
ascribed to --quire iucainueu" or lilladel
phia, the credit for retiring Wruuiu Mc-
Alcor. The fortunate man, however, was
Joseph P. McCullen, a clean cut Demo
crat with no pugilistic reminiscences in
his past. There is no hope of bin election,
since the wound created in McAleer's
forced retirement will not yield to pacifi
catory tretment. Ex-Councilman Ilalter
tnau, tho Republican candidato and
a respected American of Qerruan
ancestry, will bo the next con
gressman from the Third, thun giving
to Philadelphia a solidly Republican dele
gation, The lesson to be learned from
McAleer's defeat will not have to be
studied long when it is remembered how
McAleer, elected as a "protective Demo
crat," went back on bis constituents, bis
promises, and, we dare say, bis innermost
convictions by voting for the "porildy
and dishonor" tariff bill.
According to all reports, ' McKean
county will give C4eneral Hastiugn a
rattling plurality. The placing of lumber
on the free list lias struck thecounty's
lumbering interests hard, as Canada U
their competitor in their markets. The
wood alcohol ludustry, there Doing four
teen chemical works in the county en
gaged in the manufacture of that artic le,
and Ha kindred product, acetate ot lime,
are almost wholly prostrated, A year ago
they were paying out mure than iiG,000 a
month lu wages and now but tiOOO is be
ing paid. The chaicoal industry, which i
allied to tnote mentioned a Dove, nave suf
fered in like degree. You couldu't get the
voters of McKcau to Tote for a "Protec
The Harrisburg Patriot wnrns the Dorc
ocratf of the Seventeenth district against
over confidence. If the feeling sluce
Buckalew was named ia overconfldeuce,
we wonder what anxiety must be like.
WHAT IT COSTS.
One frequently encounters the following
SMOKING STRICTLY PRO
HIBITED. If this rule were made general the world
over the saving would be 4, 875. 000,000.
NEED OF A NEW MARKET.
The Scranton Tribune la agitating the
question of a pnbllo market for the Elec
tric City, and if the paper keeps at work
on the subject its wish will be realized.
The Tribune has undertaken to ohampion
this much needed improvement with Its
accustomed direotnes, and has succeeded
iu awakening public Interest la the mat-
ter. It would be a boon to the thrifty
housewife of Scranton if It were possible
for her, within the next year, to make ber
purchases for the table from the neat
counters of a centrally located market
h'.Ufe. Then It would be convenient for
the farmer iu disposing of his garden
truck, to know that there was a place lor
Llm to dispose of his load without drag
ging it all over town.
AN INDEFENSIBLE ACTION.
The Scranton board of trade mav have a
lot of enterprise but it has a mighty lim
ited stock of old-fashioned horse sense. It
pretends to be doing what it was organized
for to protect and encourage Scranton'a
Industries. Then it proceeds" to send Its
annual report to some concern down in
Delaware to be printed. There is no pos
sible excuse for this deliberate blow at
home establishments delivered by people
placed In public- positions with the aole ob
ject of nourishing these institutions. The
amount involved in thti one transaction is
probably trivial, but it ahowa that there is
only a microscopic amount of loyalty to
Dome in tne beranton board or trade.
There Is no hole through which the board
of trade can crawl iu this deal Scran
ton has as good printing offices as there are
anywhere and the sending of the work out
of town it an insult.
New York' Allen Growth.
The city ot New York, in which there
dwelt in 1S!5 only 51,000 native-born vot
ers to 77,000 foreigu-born voters, now re
ports IbO.OOU native voters to 226,000 na
THERE is but one
way in the world to be sure
of having the best paint, and that
is to use only a well-established
brand of strictly pure white lead,
pure linseed oil, and pure colors.
The following brands are stand
ard, "Old Dutch" process, and are
"Fahnestock," "Armstrong & McKelvy."
If you want colored paint, tint
any of the above strictly pure leads
with National Lead Co.'s Pure
White Lead Tinting Colors.
These colors are sold in one-pound cans, each
can being sufficient to tint as pounds of Strictly
Pure White Lead the desired shade ; they are in
no sense ready-mixed paints, but a combination
of perfectly pure colors in the handiest form to
tint Strictly Pure White Lead.
Send us a postal card and get our book on
paints and color-card, free.
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
Just rscsWed a nice new line of S1LB
SHADES la choice colors and styles.
Our stock of Banqatt, Piano and
Parlor Lamps is complete.
Eaviland China, Carlsbad and Amor
lean China, Dinner and Tea Sets In
many styles; alto a number of open
stock patterns from which yon can
select what piece you want
422 Lacka. Avenue.
The one that WILL
DO THE MOST to
BOY a strong, hon
Ing, rranly MANand
pure. unwlHsh, help.
misued. sulf -relia it. woman
Scranton has such a school It Is
A pcstal card request will bring a Journa
tilling nlo.it the iLhtilutlon.
Visitors will be welcomed at any tim
BUCK, WHITMORE & CO.
COn. ADAMS AND 1,1X1 EV.
The Float l lie tilj
Tbe latest improved fur
nishings and apparatus for
keeping meat, batter and eggs.
38 Wyoming Ave.
8 it E?
For many years this Piano baa stood in the front ranks. It has been admired so much for its
pore, rich tone, that it has become a Btandard for tone quality, until it is considered the highest com
pllment that can be paid any Piano to say "It resembles tho 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 prioes and on easy monthly payments. Don't buy until you seo
$mx goods and get our prices '
GUERNSEY BROTHERS' HEW STORE,
Our Dilemma in
These are positively garments from 1893 and not from 1892because it is
against our business methods ever to carry overany garments more than one year.
Seeing is believing, therefore an inspection is invited. Come early, as the quantity ia
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
CLEARING SALE OP
A Child's Blcyclo, Rubber Tire, new S9
A child's Bicycle, Subtler Tiro, new 10
A Boy's Bicycle, Rubber Tiro, new 1
A Boy's Bicycle, Rubber Tire, new 18
1 Boys' or Girls' Bicycle Cushion Tire,
new 00 down to 88
1 Youth's Bicycle, Pneumatic Tiro.new . . 85
2 Victor B Bicycles, Pneumatic Tire.seo
oud hand 70
1 Victor B Bicycle, Pneumatic Tire, new 80
1 Secure Bicycle, Pneumatic Tiro, second-hand
1 Lovel IMamond Bicycle, Solid Tiro,
1 Ladios' Bicycle, Solid Tire, second
2 Victor A Bicycles, Solid Tiro, second
1 Viotor C Bicycle, 1)4 In. cushion Tiro,
1 Victor B Blcyclo, In. Cushion Tire,
1 Columbian D3 Bicycle,PneumatlcTire, 55
1 Chainless Bicycle, Pneumatio Tire,
nearly new 100
Come Early for Bargains.
Lawn Tennis Racquets at a
discount of one-third
for two weeks.
311 LACKA. AVEMJE.
A Foil Assortment
Letter Copying Books
A C00-pago 10x12 Book, bound
fn oloth, sheep back and corners,
guaranteed to give satisfaction,
Stationers and EflQravers,
317 Lackawanna Ave.
Dr. Hill Son
t teeth, tAJM; best sot, Is: for (tola cor
nd teeth without platen, called crown and
brtdm work, call for prioea and references.
TONALU1A, for extracting Uxth without
palo. Mo than No gas.
OVER VIQST JiATIOHAL BANK.
Y. M. C, V BUIUDINQ.
QUR TROUBLE this week is to find a place for the
avalanche of new goods piled in upon us. Our
place isn't as big as all dut-doors and it is so full of stuff
now that "standing room only" would be a proper sign.
The only thing that we can do is to put such price on
LAST SEASON'S GARMENTS that every household
in this city will be glad to receive them as permanent
guests. You have more room than we.
Fall Jackets, were $7.98
Fall Jackets, were $9.98
Fall Jacket were $14.98
Winter Jackets, were $5.98 .
Winter Jackets, were $7.98 .
Winter Jackets, were $9.98 .
Winter Jackets, were $19.98
L" Biimiim DiEii.:iuiiiEHiiiuu3iiuiiiii:iii!niniiiiii!i'j
!ig Gut in
During the month of SEPTEMBER we will sell 2
MUNDELL'S SOLAR TIP SHOES I
Nos. 6 to iy2 80 Cents a
Nos. 8 to 10K 90 Cents 3
Nos. 11 to 13 .... $1.10 I
I GLOBE SHOE STORE, 227 LiSAHNA
If you would have the lar
gest amount of heat from the
least amount of fuel, you
must have a
Horso Radish Root,
Green Ginger Root,
And everything used in
manufacture of Fickles.
and Get the
During the month of SEPTEMBER we offer the very
best karTOiiis ever shown in this city. None but firiit
clana Wheels in stock. Call and examine. Upen even
ings. COLUMBIA BICYCLE AGENCY h?
Atlantic Refining Co.
Manufacturer! and Dealers la:
niuminating and Lubricating
Linseed Oil, Nap this and Gaso
line of all grades. Axle Grease,
Pinion Grease and Colliery Conv
pound; also, a large line of Pa
rafllue Wax Candles.
We also handle the Famous CROWN
ACME OIL, the only family safety
burning oil in the market.
WILLIAM MASON, ManaQ
Office: Coal Exchange, Wyoming At
Works at lino Bruot
D0CT0E JOHN HAMLIN
Veterinary Surgeon and
Prompt attention to calls for treatment of -all
Veterintry Modicinea carefully compounded
and for aole at reasonable price
Offl.ro at tho Blame Carriage Works, 1!)
DIX COURT, Scranton, where 1 direct alio
Graduate of the American Veterinary Ool
lore and tbn Columbian School of Compara
Yes, sir! Wa
have a special
ist here to fit
you who dool
Sit right down
" I r I r T and have your
'I II eyes fitted ia
a scientifio manner.
423 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Inserted la THE TRIBUNE A tba)
tat of ONE CENT A WORD.