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TIIE SCRANTON TRIBUNE -FlilD AY MORNING, OCTOBER 18. 1893.
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SCRANTON. OCTOBER. IS, 1S95.
KEWIUUCAV STATE TICKET.
For Judge of the Superior Court:
CHARLES E. RICE, of Luaerne.
K. N. WILLARH. of Uu-kawnnna.
HOWARD J KKKPKR, of Northampton.
JAMKS A. RKAVKK. of Center.
JOHN J. WICKHAM. of UKAV r.R.
GEORGE B. ORLADY. of Huntingdon.
For State Treasurer:
BENJAMIN J. HAYWOOD, of Mercer.
REPl UUCAX COUNTY TICKET.
SAMT'Et, P. LONGSTREET. M.
EDMUND A. BARTI of Scranton.
Election day. Nov. 5.
'Are we to understand that the honor
able William Burke refuses to play In
the government's back yard?
The Supreme Court's Decision.
The decision of the Supreme court
affirming the constitutionality of the
act creating the Superior court, there
by reversing the recent decision of
Judge Slmonton, ends a contention
which, although originally needless,
nevertheless threatened to become con
fusing. It will be seen by a perusal of
the abstract of Justice Dean's opinion
for the majority, printed on our first
page, that the court of ultimate ap
peal holds to the common sense of the
Issue, by deciding that the existence of
authorized precedents for restricted
voting as In the case of justices of the
Supreme court, and in that of county
commissioners affords adequate room
for the application of this principle to
another class of offices, similar In name
to and In spirit a part of the Supreme
"In the cases specified," says Justice
Dean, "the constitution is mandatory;
It says 'to the legislature in enumerat
ing them, 'Thou shalt presorlbe the lim
ited voting plan.' In the cases not
enumerated, it is discretionary." This
is so obviously a. deduction of logic as
well aa a dictum of common sense that
we confess to a sense of surprise at
the dlnsefrtof Chief Justice Sterrett and
Justice "Williams. Every consideration
of fairness entitles the Democrats of
Pennsylvania to minority representa
tion on the new bench, a representation
which would have been summarily de
nied had the provision tot limited vot
ing been declared unconstitutional.
The outcome) Is a natural, rational
and happy ending of a lively but In our
Judgment a wholly gratuitous conten-
t,on' . ' '
In view of Mr. George F. Hadley's
good Intentions we forgive him for
calling Soranton, in a Newark paper,
a "little mountain city," but In the
name of Scrarvton'i 120,000 population,
don't do It again.
A Rlghteoui Ruling. '
, An Incident which happened in Wash
ington shortly before the retirement of
General Sohofleld has occasioned wide
spread comment. A retired army of
ficer, Captain Armes, sent to the acting
secretary of war, who at the moment,
wa General Schoflcld, a letter bitter
ly complaining of that gentleman's of
ficial conduct. Availing himself of his
authority as general of the army, Gen
eral Sohofleld ordered the captain's ar
rest and Impetuously sentenced him to
a term of Imprisonment. On appeal to
the civil authorities the case came be
fore Judge Bradley, of the District of
Columbia Supreme court, who ordered
Captain Armes' release, accompanying
that order with a vigorous rebuke for
General Schofleld's hasty action, which
he pronounced Illogical, unfair, arbi
trary and tyrannical,
An attempt has been made by the
war department authorities to defend
General Schofleld's hastiness by means
of the plea that It was necessary for
the proper maintenance of military dis
cipline. The Philadelphia Times very
singularly lends Its columns to the dis
semination of this fallacy, and covers
Its lack of a case with profuse abuse
of tArmes. A much fairer attitude Is
assumed by the , impartial Chicago
Times-Herald, which contends that "no
technicality of military or civil pro
cedure can Justify deprivation of lib
erty without accusation made accord
ing to settled method, and no method
can be considered settled In a free
country that makes a single individual
or any number of Individuals-in time
of peace possessor of absolute -powers
Intolerable even during the suspension
of habeas corpus." It also replies to
the suggestion that this case be ap
pealed to the highest courts by saying:
"Let it be settled once for all whether
or not an army officer of any-degree
or the acting secretary of war or the
regular secretary of war can apply mili
tary despotism to Americans, even un
worthy ones, in time of peace, and send
out let t res de cachet at their discretion
to gather personal enemies into prison."
It Is a well-known fact that military
men are more liable than any other
class to become Intoxicated with au
thority, and to substitute personal pre
judice or vanity for fair and honest
judgment.' The establishment of a pre
cedent in this country which would
give to them the opportunity to lord
It over civilians, or even over subor
dinates in the service as the military
does In many foreign countries would
be most unfortunate. Judge Bradley
Is to 'be commended for his earnestness
In behulf of Justice. This Is not the
first time that he has stood between
the rights of the people and the ar
rogance of Washington officialism.
The weight of otllclul dignity which
Colonel Cohiultt, the revenue depart
ment special agent. Is forced to sus
tain by reason of his connection with
the government, will doubtless be light
ened for a tkme by the farolal adjourn
ment of the Herring hearing, lllc Jacet
Mr.' William E. Curtis, one of the
ablest and most conservative gentlemen
connected with 'the American press
he whoso letters from Japan and China
to the Chicago Record have proved so
Interesting Is now studying the public
pulse of New York city, with an eye
to its political symptoms. All of his
letters which collate the results are ex
tremely readable, and some of them are
really Important. Mr. Curtis, for ex
ample, finds that the "amount of third
term feeling that exists in New York Is
amazing, president Cleveland seems to
be the only man In the Democratic
party, and although there is general
dissatisfaction wlfh the financial and
foreign policies of the administration,
the same people who condemn them
predict that he will be the next candi
date for president." He adds:
I sat the other day In a business house
which Is very prominent In the South
American traile, and where all the live
partners are Democrats, some of whom
have been very active in polities. They
condemned the administration for revok
ing the reciprocity treaties, for prevent
ing the annexation of the Hawaiian Isl
ands, for permitting Ureal Hrttuin to
blackmail Nicaragua, for not Interfering
In the Cuban revolution and the Vene
zuela boundary dispute, for enforcing the
pavment of the Mora claim, for permit
ting Chile to get the better of us In the re
cent claims commission, and for almost
everything else that has been done or
omitted in our foreign relations, and de
clared the Cleveland administration had
done more to Injure our foreign trade than
vears of careful cultivation could correct.
Then when we began to talk of the fu
ture every one of them declared his belief
that the president would be nominated
for a third term and would be the strong
est candidate the Democrats could offer
to the countrv. Nor Is this an excep
tional instance, You hear the same talk
everywhere at the hotels, at the clubs
and restaurants, in the banks and brokers'
offices and wherever men who talk politics
Mr. Curtis talked with a "very prom
inent Democratic Senator," name natur
ally withheld, who said:
Mr. Cleveland is by far the strongest
man In the Democratic party today, al
though a majority of the politicians are
against him. He has succeeded in secur
ing the confidence of the people to a de
gree that has been enjoyed by no presi
dent since Abraham Lincoln; and, ul
though his present administration has
been marked by a succession of Inexcus
able blunders, the public charges them to
his subordinates and to the leaders of the
party in congress rather than to him.
Poor Gresham has gone to his grave with
the odium of mistakes in our foreign
policv, when the president Is responsible
for the whole business. Secretary Car
lisle Is blamed for the financial blunders
that have been made, whereas he has
never signed a letter of any Importance
without first showing It to the president.
The blame for the failure to carry out the
free trade pollry of the Democratic parly
has been laid upon Gorman and other
Democratic senators, when everybody
knows that the bill they supported In tho
senate was Vrepared at the treasury de
partment and the president was consulted
about every paragraph. When he thought
It was going to be an unpopular measure
he kicked It In the stomach and in the
face, and threw It over Into their side of
tho yard, but he had Just as much to say
nhout Its preparation as they did. Score
tary Olney Is the man who stool up dur
ing the railroad strike against the advice
of the rest of the president's advisers and
carried through the policy that T.amont,
Oresham and Carlisle feared would make
him verv unpopular among the working
people. If It had turned out that wayOlnny
would have been condemned and perhnos
kicked out of the cabinet, hut the public,
and even the strikers themelves. sow that
the government was right, and It has
turned out to be one of the most popular
Incidents of the administration. The presi
dent geta all the credit. And for the same
renj-nn he is going to be nominated for a
third term. It is his manifest destiny.
The Democratic senator credits Mr.
Cleveland with being the favorite of
"dumb luck " and, really, when the de
tails of tils phenomenal career are re
viewed, this seems to come as near to
a rational explanation of his success as
anything. There Is very little doubt In
our mind that If iMr. Cleveland does
not expllclty and peremptorily decline
to permit such a use of his name by
the next Democratic national conven
tion, he will be a fourth time nominated
for a third presidency. We do not
think that he could be a third
time elected, tout the nomination
for a third term Is within his grasp.
Does he want the honor? That, the
future must decide. The present fact
is that he Is In his own personality
and following about all that's worth
mentioning of the Democratic party.
Correspondent Curtis, of the Chicago
Record, confirms an opinion yesterday
expressed on this page, when he writes
from New York: "General Harrison
would be gratified to know the Tespect
and confidence that Is felt for him and
the thorough indorsement that Is given
his administration by business men of
all shades of political opinion and pref
erence.. While the politicians of New
York as well as elsewhere would be
likely to oppose his nomination with
all their vigor, the business men could
not be better satisfied with the selec
tion of any other candidate." General
Harrison may not be nominated next
year, but 1t Is unwise to conclude that
he Is no longer a considerable factor
in presidential politics.
' One of the comical features of the po
litical situation is the frantic endeavor
of the .Democrat lo organs to explain
away the growing treasury deficit In
a manner consistent with their theory
of Democratic fitness for federal of
fice." It does not succeed, of course,
but Just the same it Is very amusing.
It is a circumstance of noteworthy
Interest that very few pledges of politi
cal reform are being taken, these days,
by the Democrats. We do not call to
mind a single stats -wherein tbt Demo-
cratlo campaign rests upon a moral
principle or represents an advanced
Flgures quoted at the recent State
Poor Directors' convention show that
pauperism Is decreasing, but the de
crease l slow. In 1870 there were in
the United State 1.9S8 paupers to every
1.000.000 Inhabitants; in 18S3. the ratio
had dwindled to 1,320 per million and in
1S!)0 It was only 1,166. It is significant,
though, that this decrease applies al
most wholly to the 'North Atlantic
stuites, where there has been systema
tic and intelligent effort to cope with
the problem. 'Pauperism docs not cure
Wall street's admiration for Mr.
Cleveland, as expressed In interviews
urging his renomlnation, Is a welcome
refutation of the theory that Wall
street Is devoid of gratitude. Wall
street owes more to Cleveland than to
any other president since the govern
ment was founded.
The original rainbow chaser of Amer
ican politics, lion Manuel Dickinson,
has reached Washington with the In
formation that New York and Ken
tucky are sure to go Democratic next
month, while Ohio Is doubtful. This
muy be said to clinch the prospects of
Republican triumph In each state.
The announcement that President
Cleveland does not fool Bafe while trav
eling unless he is accompanied by u
force of detectives Is a striking com
mentary mwn 'the uncomplimentary
numerousness of the great American
There Is no legitimate ground for
complaint because Governor Hastings,
in making appointments, declines to
forget his friends. If a man jnay not
trust his friends In preference to his
enomics. what Is the use of having
There Is-n't a particle of doubt that
Uncle Sam Is Cuba's dog in the manger.
Once let our government do the grace
ful thing and the other American re
publics will tumble over each other In
their eagerness to follow suit.
Senator Gorman Is saving Maryland
by raising the race issue. If he suc
ceeds In retaining his grip, It will be by
the sheer force of the white Demo
cracy's Inherent prejudice against the
Tho United States of America is In
honor bound to extend all the help to a
neighboring people struggling for free
dom that is consistent with Internation
al comity. It should never be a lag
gard in behalf of the oppressed.
The quicker the pettifogger and the
blackmailer are denied in this state the
legal opportunity to harass legitimate
enterprise, the better It will be for all
respectable Interests. lAmend the libel
The PfcTladelphla Record calls the Su
perior court the "Thousand Dollar
Court of Appeals." The Record Is com
ing pretty close to contempt of court.
Residents of Luezrne county who
want an unanimously partisan bench
will make no mistake In voting for
Judicial Candidate McLean.
Visiting urban slums under the escort
of policemen will probably not soon re
sult In the reclamation of society's un
LIBEL LAW ItbTOltM.
The vigorous letter sent by the esteemed
editor of the Truth to be read at the re
cent meeting of the committee of the
Pennsylvania Kdltorial association ap
pointed to draft a bill amending the pres
ent lop-sldcd libel law In this state states
the facts in the proper fashion. Mr. Bar
rett wrote thus: "i am profoundly Im
pressed with the belief that It is high time
that the editors and publishers of this
state who are ever so ready to advocate
the passage of laws for the benefit of their
fellow-citizens, did something to wipe
from the statute books of the stutc the dis
graceful, blackmailing law, which makes
it possible for every rogue to draw a halter
around the neck of every honest cultor In
the commonwealth, and the greater the
rogue and the more honest the editor tho
tighter the squeeze of the halter."
After commending tho libel laws of Min
nesota and Illinois and suggesting they lie
compared with each other and with the
Pennsylvania state constitution to the end
that un act might h' proposed and care
fully considered, in -lime for presentation
nt the next session of the legislature, Mr.
Hnrrett says: "There Is plenty of time
to do this, and probably to Improve on th
laws I vhave named and to frame a hill
that would meet the approval of the edito
rial fraternity of Pennsylvania and enlist
Its co-operation for tho pnesage of an act
that would protect the honest Interests of
publishers and the public alike. We do
not ask for too much; nt the same t'me we
have rights lis men and property owners
which are entitled to the protection ac
corded to the commonest ehntteis In the
commonwealth. 13 very man's house Is his
rastle, salth the ndnge. but every man's
newspnper. nt least In Pennsylvania, nviy
lie the properly of the lilsi-kmal'er, who
Is versed In the subl'e sclenc of buylnif
a Jury. It Is against this evil tl'at the new
low should he directed, and 1 trust Pint
your wl"- deliberation will rsult In lift
ing the llhpl lows of Pennylvanla nliove
the rerrn!' of being tho very worst In
tho Ur.Ped States."
COMMENT OF TIIE PRESS.
Itocan't Wnm tho VVhinPlitT-T'rst.
Washington Star: "It Is no light matter
to suggest, In these days of advancement,
a return to a method1 of public discipline
that was practically nbun Inned score if
years ago. The whipping-post question
represents a erltlfil stage In government.
To abandon It Is to acknowledge Its Inef
ficiency as a means of checking th? ten
dency to evil-doing, while to re-establish
the Institution after a period of years
would Indicate n failure of the more mod
ern methods of punishment. The Star
does not accent as demonstrated the totnl
Inefficiency of the now-nrovlded means of
enforcing the laws. It does not agree that
those means nre Inadequate, or that the
Increase of crime due undoubtedly to the
results of the Increasing ponulntion In
large cities can be attributed to n lack
of effective reformatory measures .There
may lie. It Is true, a large class of men
and women In the community whose char
acters are such an to maka the jail Invit
ing, who prefer what more sensllivn minds
regard as dlsgrnee to the wretched life of
liberty their poverty provides. To such, n
whlpplng-post might art as deterrent,
hut the history of human nntura does not
augur well for that conclusion. To re-establish
the whlpplng-post would be to aeo
knowledge that modern Ingenuity Is In
competent 'to battle with modern prob
lems, a confession -that Is yet to he made
by science or any other art or profession."
A Growing Country,
fit. Louis Globe-Democrat: "Canada Is
annexing Itself to' the United States by'
emigration and England by Americanising
Its dukea and other noblemen through
marriage. The great republic Is growing
In all sorts of ways.
Reason with More or Lass Rhyme.
Knoxvllle Tribune: "The frost Is on
the pumpkin and the fodder Is In the
shock, and the young man Is begging his
uncle to give up tha overcoat that's in
Let Us lloro So.
Altoona Tribune: "The day when un
reasoning bigotry or Interested malevo
lence couldjuep genuinely religious people
apart baa vanished. Nor will It ever re
turn." One Suro Impossibility.
Chicago Times-Herald: "No matter how
many special Hesslons of the legislature, ho
miljbt call Uovernor Culberson will never
be able to produce the hip-pouketless
In That sign lie Conquers.
Chicago Tlmei-Herald: "So far as Sen
ator llrlce is concerned, he will continue
to pin bis faith to tho bungle campaign
Well. We Should Sav So.
Altoona Tribune: "There Is a general
Impression that a little more vigorous self
assertion wouldn't hurt our foreign pol-Uy-"
TOLD UY THE STARS.
Polly Horoscope Krnwn by AjncJhu. Tho
Astrolabe cast: 10 a. in., for Friday,
tk-t. IS, ISOi.
A child born on this day will have to
hustle fur wealth unless he happens to be
on the ground Hour of sume of the K'-l-rich-qulck
Yesterday's supreme court decision on
the limited voting clause In the Superior
court act will again piecipllutu the sev
enth man upun us.
Notwithstanding the investigation Is
said to have been, a farce, the government
building has nut yet been agitated by the
ripple of Mr. Herring's laughter.
To Mr. Hurke Apply for a writ of error.
To Colonel Colquitt Assume a disguise
To ri porters Don't bother tho govern
ment. To Hilly Craig Come back.
FALL OF 1895.
131 AND 133 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE
The Largest Stock of Fine and Me
dium Furniture ever displayed iu
Scranton ; all arranged on our Seven
Floors, so as to be easily inspected.
Onrmotbod is to sell every article at a
small profit, and ono prico, all goods be
ing marked in plain figures, thus making
our establishment a ofo place fur pur
chasers. All Arc Cordially I in lied (o Visit
HILL & CONNELL,
131 ANO 133 N. WASHINGTON AVE.
II O IHIIKLUUil."
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Stalicnus and Engravers.
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Ore., pan l- raui-ltd.
First-Class Sleeping aid Dinln Cars
ottiichfcl to i.ll tl ro;igli trains. Tout-Is' oiri
fully lilted with brdiling, curtains and sp c
il y adapted lo wants of fauilll i. may ba h id
with second cl iwt tickets. Kutes always Inn
than via other linn, For tu'l information,
t ine tablet, etc., on application to
IZ. V, SKINNER, CS. E. A.
353 BROsDttm, NEW mi
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Call and tbtsa Pianos, and sssss tas
on d-band Plaaoa wa bars lakaa tat stobaaft
fsrthssa, . . . ,
GOLDSMITH'S S BUZM.
Ladies' and Misses' Jackets, with Ripple Back, at $4,98.
Ladies' Curled Boncle Jackats, Ripple Back, half silk lined, at $6,73
Ladies' Mohair Jackets, Caterpillar Effect, half silk lined, 6 large buttons
Ripple Back, considered cheap by others at $15.00. Oar price only $10.98.
I URB3I AND MOST COMPLETE IE Of RI. CRPES. WITH H SWEEP, IK I CITY
tjCSWe are not asleep in our Carpet and Drapery Departments whilst
Dissolution and Alteration Sales are going on. Come to us and save money.
JUST THINK OF IT !
113 piece decorate J dinner act fur
These aro apodal ts which cannot be ilu-
pliotjd and ara rara bargains.
Lamps, Chandeliers, Tables in Onyx
Top and French Inlaid Wood.
Bee the good, and got pries.
422 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
NEW LINE OF
Also Big Stock of
C. M. FLOREY
222 Wyoming Ave.
CONRAD, THE HATTER,
Is not looking for your icalp, but
ho would liks to ccVer it
with ons of his
Special This Weck-A l 60 Alpino
Hat for $1.00.
HORSE - SHOEING
DR. JOHN HAMLIN,
The Acknowledacd Expert
Horaeshoclna and Dentistry,
la Now Permanently Located
on West Lackawanna Ave
near the Bridge.
Pi-esent the leading Fall issue for womankind, and our store
is the favorite place in which to discuss it. Those who ex
amine our stock, see all our garments of the season made in
all the styles of vary iug attractiveness. When you have
looked over what we have to show, Jacket, Cape, Suit and
Wrapper inspection can ba carried no further. All are
pleased when they see our goods, and still more pleased
when they see our prices ; on either score there is no occa
sion for looking elsewhere when we are offering
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AND BUILDING BRICK
Oflloe: S20 Washington Avenue.
Worka: Nay Aug, Pa E. A r . V. R. B.
M. H. DALE,
General Sales Agent. Scranton, Pa
ELECTRIC, VAPOR AND
Given from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. at the
Green Ridge Sanitarium,
720 Marlon St., Grsen Ridge.
For Ladles Suffering from Nervona DlM&aea,
Catarrhal aad Kboumatlc Complaints tpeclal
attootion la given.
MISS A. E. JORDAN,
(Graduate of tha Boston Hospital Training
School for Purees), Superintendent
WILLIAM S. MILLAR,
Alderman 8th Ward, Scranton.
ROOMS 4 AND 5,
Gas and Water Co. Bulldlnn,
CORNER WYOMING AYE. AND CENIER SI.
OFFICE HOURS from 7 10 a m. to Op. m.;
(1 hour Intermission for d noer and supper.)
Particular Attention Given to Collections
Prompt Settlement Guaranteed.
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Telephone No. 134.
Majestic Ranges are made of steel
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making them perfectly air-tight, gas
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malable angle iron, both in front and
back, the body of the Range being
riveted to the same.
This is the only Range in the world
in the hands of the dealer made this
way. For durability, economy of
fuel, quick and perfect baking, the
Majestic Steel Range has no equal.
To this 150,000 of the best houses in
America can testify.
Now on sale and being exhibited
at our store.
FOOTE & SHEAR CO.
119 WASHIKGTON AVEKUE.
SPECIAL CLOSING OUT SALE OF
EDWIN C BURT & CO.'S
We hare decided to close out this entire
stock of Fine Shoes and Slippers at actual cost.
These Shoes are all in perfect condition do
old styles or abelf worn goods. This la a rare
opportunity of obtaining the highest grade
Foutmr at the prices usually paid forordi
nary Shoes. Call and examine them while the
stock is complete.
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LATE OF PITTSBURG.
FIRST-CLASS LIVERY IN CONNECTION
523 Spruce St., Scranton.