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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 1902.
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O. F. BYXBItE . IIUSINKM MAHAncn.
Jtnlrl l the rostofllc t Scranton, m Second.
Cl&M Mill Matter.
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SCRANTON, SlSl'TE.MBKR 29, 1D02.
Lieutenant C.nvoi nor-V. M. HHOWN.
Secretary of liilcrunl Affulrs ISAAC B.
JuilKC A. A. VOSIiriM.
Cominlsslnners-.IOIIN COURIER MOR
RIS. JOHN I'l.XMAN'.
Minn lusncetnrs-LLKWKLYN M. EV
ANS, DAVID T. WILLIAMS.
Scnnlnr JOHN H. JORDAN.
Kepi rsenlati ves
Klrst DIstilct-JOSKPir OLlVRR.
Second Dlstrlct-JOIIN SCIIKI Kit. JR.
Third Dlstilct-KDWARD .TAMES.
Fourth District I A. P111LU1N.
Election tiny, Nov. I.
Tho Democratic party Is a great
friend of the wnrUltiKmnn with lis
mouth. Hut it Is tho Republican party
which fills the dinner pail.
The End Not Yet.
. OMI. worthy persons, pinched
for anthracite, are siiRKCStlnR
vaguely that its production be
forced. Until some one can
Fhow a workable plan' by which this
tun be done, talk of forcing; an end of
tho strike is a waste of breath.
The men now on strike went out of
their own free will, In pursuance of a
right which belongs to thorn as Ameri
can citizens. There is no power in the
land which can take hold of them
against their will and force them to go
back. Any exercise of governmental or
private authority to this effect would be
the grossest form of tyranny.
As to forcing the companies to yield
to the demands of the men, that, also,
cannot be done by legislation. Just as
no man can be compelled to work
against his will, so no man or corpora
tion can bo compelled to hire against
his or its will. These rights are com
plementary. One could not be sacrificed
without sacrificing tho other. Doth are
indispensable to ti government founded
Tlie strike enters its twenty-first week
without a sign that It is near Its end.
Mediation has failed. Wild talk of
forcing a settlement is equally futile.
Apparently tho only solvent is time.
The most that any of us can hope for Is
that when at last tho miserable thing
is ended it will bo the last of Its kind
for a generation. .
As Secretary Shaw well says, there
would be small chance for outside labor
to contribute to the support of tho
striking miners If the country was in
the midst of Democratic times.
The Proper Remedy.
THE recommendation of the re
cent grand jury that the leg
islature be urged to do away
with the fee system of pay
ing committing magistrates strikes at
the heart of a notorious local evil. It
Is true that to carry this recommenda
tion into effect would necessitate a con
stitutional amendment, but the gumo
would bo well worth the powder.
Wo do not believe that It Is an ex
aggeration to say that the taxpayers of
Lackawanna county have been mulcted
since the county's erection to an ag
gregate of close to half a million dol
lars in manufactured court costs. It
is within bounds to say that un aver
age of $l'3 for every head of a house
hold and perhaps $50 for each owner of
property In any amount has boon
seized under cover of luw by shark
aldermen, Justices of tho peace and
constables who, In order to get It, had
to stir up trouble, turn Into quarter
sessions court cases which ought never
to have got into any court, and mul
tiply transcripts shamelessly. Nor has
Lackawanna been alono In this experi
ence. From every county Inhabited by
a mixed population furnishing easy
proy comes the same story of pillage
and extortion. Among our aldermen
nnd Justices: thpro are many honorable
cxeeptlorlh who fulllll tho duties of their
ofllce ln;"tho spirit of justice and fair
ness; but where tho law farms Justice
out on tho piece-work plan anil Invites
nrtlflciuliJlltlgutlon by putting a fat
premlunron its multiplication it Is not
strange "that commttllng magistrates
nro found who take full advantage of
their opportunities, on the time-honored
prlnclplo'.of "the puhllc.bo damned!"
It perhaps would not'bo necessary or
deSlrublclu nil counties to have salar
ied committing magistrates learned In
the law;,' but with constitutional au
thorization would be easy to provide
them forcountles exceeding a certain
limit as In population or criminal liti
gation. To bring such legislation to
pass would mean n saving of millions
of(dollurs' annually, together with a
prouablowgreat Improvement In the
quality qj Justice dispensed In tho In
itial courts. The subject, therefore, Is
well worthy of tho prominence given
to It in Vfo grand Jury report.
We note, als.o, In this report tho ref
erence to memoranda of exorbitant
costs In .certain cases, the grund Jury
Indicating Its willingness to aubiplt its
data If required. This offer presents
an opportunity for ventllluting the sub.
Ject of excessive costs which tho-cou,rt
:y.nii wisely .grasp. It In well known
that publicity often Acta as n deterrent
of mlsdolnfti and If every suspicious
transcript and bill of costs had to run
the risk of vigilant scrutiny nnd possi
ble public question by the grand Jury
It Is likely that sonic of bur lower mnR
Islrates would hesitate to pile on the
burden quite so remorselessly,
Judge Pennypnckor counters on Pnttl
son neatly In reminding him Hint a good
field for tho preaching of ballot reform
Is In those Democratic states where
largo numbers of citizens arc not oven
permitted to go to tho polls, being dis
franchised by tricky constitutional
amendments. The Pattlson brand of
reform Is not meant for home con
sumption. How Time Heals.
A NOTABLE programme has been
arrnnged for tho thirty-sixth
l. encampment of tho Grand
Army of tho Republic, In
Washington next Week, some of Its
features being sot forth in another col
umn. It wo may Judge by elaborate
ness of preliminary preparations this
encampment promises to bo a record
breaker. Most significant nmong these prepar
ations is the meeting called for a wook
from Thursday evening to consider
measures for tho relief of Indigent Con
federate veterans. Tho spectacle of
generals like Deliver, Uurdotto nnd Tor
rance for the North sitting alongside
such conspicuous Southern vetornns as
Clot don, Lee and Wheeler on a platform
dedicated to reunion and fraternity
and having in view the extension of tlto
hand of practical brotherhood to tho
necessitous loser In the great rebellion
surely will have dramatic ns well as
historic Interest, It is a far cry from
the days of Andersonvlllo and Llbby to
the hand clasp of perfected reconcilia
tion, but clearly tho country Is tho bet
ter that this long Interval has been
spanned and that no longer Is tho rem
iniscence on either side tinged with
asperity or bitterness.
Whether the time will over comn
when tho national treasury shall yield
to the veterans of the Gray some meas
uto of tho recognition "nnd recompense
now allotted to tho veterans of the
Dlue, tho time certainly has come when
all generous Americans, both North
and South, should take stops aside
from official channels to smooth the
declining years of the survivors who
While angling for Republican votes,
Mr. Pattison pretends to bo not much
of a Democrat. Bi.it lot him get elect
ed once and you would soon hear a
Elkin Not a Sorehead.
"IlE SPEECH of John P. Elkin
at Johnstown Saturday night
is ti manly dollverence. It
was what his friends ex
pected of him and what oven his oppon
ents will respect.
He takes back nothing that he said
during his brilliant: but unsuccessful
contest for the Republican guberna
torial nomination; indeed, he signifi
cantly announces that ho proposes to
renew that campaign at a future time.
Cut he declines to permit personal dis
appointment to blind him to tho larger
Interests at "'stake, and his pledge of
support for the ticket of Ills party is
one which may well bo repeated by
every loyal Republican in tho common
wealth. Against Judge Pennypacker's candi
dacy as representing Republican pol
icies nnd principles not a criticism can
be offered. Against ills personality no
reproach has been or can be raised. As
the standard-bearer of his party ho
come3 before tho Republicans of this
Republican state bearing every endorse
ment necessary to a triumphant elec
tion and the party throughout the na
tion, looking to Pennsylvania's proud
position at tho head of tlto Republican
column, have a right to expect that he
shall receive it.
Candidate Guthrie says there have
been "rake-offs" In charitable appro
priations. Is that the reason he and
his following want to got in?
Funston on the Canteen.
GENERAL FUNSTON'S state
ment as to the conditions
which have followed the
abolition of tho army canteen
Is In line with expert observation in
many nrmy commands and fulfils tho
prophecies of those who fought against
the doing away of the canteen. So long
as tho soldier is just an average man,
and not a dream of fiction, he must
have his amusement; and the question
practically before those In charge of
army administration is how to provide
this amusement without destroying the
The army canteen represented tho
fruit of years of experience nnd experi
ment In this direction and was endorsed
by an overwhelming .majority of com
manding officers as the best working
plan thoy knew. But because It In
cluded tho regulated sale of beer within
control of those responsible for the mor
ale of tho service It was summarily dis
continued and nothing was provided In
Its stead. As ti consequence wo have
a rising tide of mischief and demoraliz
ation which must either force the
restoration of the canteen or a substi
tution including Its main features. It
is pot to be believed that the opponents
of the canteen are willing to sacrifice
the army to their theory.
Tho number of murders occurring in
New York these days BUggests that
perhaps, after all, tho reform kind of
government Is not the kind needed to
control the tough clement of that kind
of a tough town.
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Pattlson says there tiasn't been a
governor In tho past twenty-flvo years
whom Quay has not betrayed. Well,
If Pennypacker Is willing to toko the
risk we don't see that It Is up to Robert
Justice Brewer sturted a brush heap
fire with gasoline and Is In tho doctor's
hands, showing that even our wisest
men have Intervals pt Insanity.
flow; One Writer
UieuJs the Strike
Dun's report that outside of the coal
fields business Is homing enables us to
be glad that some folks are huppy,
ANY pt'ople, ninny minds,"
says tho adage. All kinds of
opinions of the great coal
strike have been expressed 111 and out
of print. Tho following sizing up of tho
situation Is from the pen of tho special
correspondent of one of the lending
dally papers of the country, who wrote
It In n letter to ills brother, a resident
of Washington, It Is copied for what
It is worth!
Scrnnlon, Pn Sept. :.', 11V..
My Dear Brother! Your letter of the
19th Inst, received, and In reply to your
questions about my Impressions of the
strike and tho Btrlkei'B I will lve you my
During tho three months I ltavo spent
In this valley I havo liad ample time, bo
cause of tho paralysis of liuslncss, to
form a pretty nccurato opinion of the
conditions hero. So much has been said
and written by tho Kunsutlomil tirusa
about the "down trodden miner nnd his
wretched condition" that 1 must own
to an ngreeablo disappointment when I
found a largo number of mlno workers so
much more comfortably fixed than ft
great many well salaried government
clerks could over dream of being In the
Capitol city. Detached houses (strangers
surely In Washington) sui rounded by
well kept lawns and llower beds, vego
tublo gardens and fruit trees, bathrooms
In tho houses with hot and cold water,
electric lights, carpets and up-to-date fur
niture, do not speak very loudly of "op
pression and abject poverty." Thousands
of such homes owned by miners can bo
seen hero In Scrunton and vicinity, nnd
their number Is multiplied by every town
In tho coal region. Of course, there Is
also any number of miners who live In ft
poorer quality of houses. But after my
three months' tour In tho coal roclon X
have yet to llnd such ramshackle huts
as can bo found In the wcll-bclovcd
Washington, yea, even In New York; and
In tho much decried "company houses"
can bo seen such efforts at luxury ns aro
furnished by tho plush-albiim-clght-dny-mock
- porphyry - clock - and-gold-framed
chromo-on-tho-lnstalmcnt-plan man. But
neither In the first mentioned homes nor
in tho better class of company houses
llvo the men who send their minor chil
dren to the mines ns slate pickers, mulo
drivers or door tenders, committing per
jury before doing so by making sworn af
fidavits that tho child is 12 years old and
over. When land, good garden land, can
bo leased from tho Pennsylvania Coal
company and others holding large tracts,
for any term of years at from one to ten
dollars pcr-ncre. It docs not scorn to mo
that "oppression nnd greed" nro doing
very largo stunts In tho coal legion.
But of real, overshadowing causes of
tho troubles of tho striking miners thero
aro three; tho first nnd greatest being
Ignorance Ignoinnco of our language,
laws and free Institutions, by tho for
eign clement; Ignorance of tho first prin
ciples and meaning of the word "Liberty"
which that clement confounds with li
cense; Ignorance of tho fact that simple
organization, unless for a good purposo
nnd wisely led, will not avail them for
any permanent good; Ignorance of tho
fact that there Is a limit to the pa
tience, forbearance and long-suffering of
tho American people. In their ignorance
theso foreigners show dally to what
abuses tho possession of power would
lead them; how soon they would mnko
an end of our freo institutions with gun,
bludgeon and .dynamite. The Golden Rulo
and tho maxim "Live and Let Live" have
no place In their creed. Riot and mur
der Is an amusement they would provide
for Sunday school picnics, and tho sight
of a. bruised, bleeding and writhing hu
man body Is a vaudeville, attraction.
Second place among the causes is taken
by tho numerous saloons. Go where ono
will In tho places wlioro tho mlno worker
shouts tho loudest of slavery nnd starva
tion wages, where vlco the lowest, dirt
nnd ignorance run riot, tho saloon Is tho
most numerous nnd most prosperous In
stitution. In Shenandoah I havo counted
seven saloons In a row of eleven houses,
and tho average is ono saloon to each
eight dwellings. If tho money paid by
these strikers towards tho licenses alone
of tlicso saloons during the past flvo
years had been Invested by them In com
fortable homos for themselves nnd fam
ilies, hardly a compnYry house would have
a tenant today. Even nt this writing,
when most of that clnss aro living either
on tho charity of their follow tollers or
by contracting bills they never Intend to
pay, tho saloon does a good cash busi
ness, nnd the men's legs form a living
fringe about tho beloved saloon porch,
whilo tho women nnd children dig nnd
delve, barefooted, in tho culm piles for
the supply of next winter's fuel. And
hero let me cite an Instnncc of tho "un
fnlrncss" of tho operators. Thousands
of miners living in company houses, pay
ing rent, have from fifteen to twenty tons
of coal taken from theso culm plies freo
of chargo In their cellars. And yet when
an operator, willing to grant all concess
ions asked for by the strikers, asked them
for "permission" to mlno sufficient coal
to heat tho, school houses and hospitals,
It was refused. But tho "oppressing,
slave-driving nnd utterly heartless oper
ators" camo to tho rescue of tho Pitts
ton schools nnd nro furnishing tho nec
essary fuel to keep tho schools warm,
Third In tho list Is tho labor ncltntor,
who could not exist without tho other
two. Ho would bo as dead and voiceless
ns a lump of coal fifteen hundred feet
underground without theso two to help
him. Ono of. tho easiest things In tho
world to do for a speaker Is to couvlnco
an Ignorant audience that it is "abused,"
"ground in the dust by tha heel of tho
soulless oppressor," that It Is "not gottlng
Its just share of tho wealth that It alono
produces," etc., etc, ad nauseam. It la
sjmply Imposslhlo for pcoplo at a dls
tanco to conceive by whnt slender threads
tho leaders lead theso pcoplo to their own
destruction. Tlmo and nuatn havo I
seen men ready to renounce their nllo
glnnco to tho miners' union and rcsumo
their duties ns husbands and fnthors, only
to bo prevented from so doing by tho
specious and outright lying promises of
tho leaders such threads wero the prom
ised Interference nf Mr, Morgan, Mr,
Roosevelt, a cholco selection of bishops,
senators, statesmen (thero Is n difference,
you know), politicians, governors and
even a Wllkes-Barro lawyer, no doubt
anxious for a good standing with tho
jailed rioters, and lastly tho slim hope
that thn railroad men would rofuso to
haul coal mined by "scabs," And yet
soma of tho very men who wero not sat
isfied with f2.no to $3 por day havo taken
the places of dny laborers on tho streets
nt ?1.2.- por day, but cannot, or llnd It
convenient not to bo nblo to, realize that
In doing so thoy aro "unfair" (tho pollto
substitute for "scab") to tho men whom
they havo displaced,
When ono considers that fully seventy
llvo per cent, of tho striking mlno workers
nro anxious to return to work and ate
only prevented by tho fenr of tho other
twenty-flvo , por cent, who so far havo
been nble to terrorize tho business and
working people of tho coal region with
dynamite, gun and murderous looking
knives; that thoy subject a largo part
of tho country's population to tho danger
of freezing and contracting all kinds of
pulmonary discuses the coming winter;
that thoy. nro utterly careless of tho fact
that by remaining Idlo themselves thoy
doprivo tens of thousands of honest work
era, who havo never Been a mlno, of their
chance to support themselves and fam
ilies, sympathy with tho "poor struggling
mlneds and mlno workers battling for
their lights" (and everyone's elso wrongs)
oozes out of one's system nnd evaporates
One of tho strike lenders sets the date,
nf the collapso of tho strlko as December
25. Ho knows. Ho knows that tho de
luded friends of tho strikers who como,
through ft sense of mistaken kindness, so
generously to their relief (God savo tho
murk) now, will realize that when cold
winter comes and void shivers agitate
their frumes, and undertakers' bills will
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132 Wyoming Avenue,
havo to bo paid In place of bills for coal
(which cannot bo had), they can thank
only themselves tor that stato of affairs
and suddenly stop their contributions.
Doubtless thero nra Individual cases of
wrong which ought to ho righted and
remedied. Thero aro other places whoro
tho mlllculum bus not arrived, You know
that tho much envied government clerk
sometimes finds occasion to growl. But
no wrong was over righted with shotgun,
kill Co or dynamite, Tho damuge dono In
the attempted euro is too great and oblit
erates In most cases all signs of the
would-be-doctor. A number of old-time
union men, who havo belonged to anions
In Hngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales,
havo expressed themselves to mo to this
effect; "Trades 'unions, when organized
solely for tho purposo of calling a strlko
when tho union treusury Is full, nro a
menace to tho peace and prosperity- nt
any country, and tho anthracite region
In particular Is on tho verge of ruin from
this cnuso alone now. If union lenders
will lead their followers to better moral
and intollcctunl conditions, cleanly and
especially moro sober living, to more In
dustrious habits, mid expel tho loafer and
hubltual bum from tho lodge room, phy
sical Improvement in tho miners' condi
tions will rapidly follow, aided by tho
operator to the best of his ability." And
I belloyo thoy nro right, As you know,
the Iron worker of today is as much su
perior In Intelligence, thrift and sobriety
to tho one of thirty yeurs ago us good
beet is to skunk meat; and In splto of
tho dark outlook of today I am optim
istic enough to bcllovo that another dec
ade even will show a marked Improve
ment In tho Intelligence of our foreign
mining population and enough so in tho
Kngllsh speaking class that men now
busy as strike leaders will huvo to uho
their hands and brains and not their
Jaws for a living.
I havo really given you moro of an
Impression thun I Intended when I start
ed out, but It Is the first tlmo I "opened
up'' on. tho subject and you havo tho
full benefit. Affectionately yours,
-J. F. J,
NEW YORK CITY.
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highest number of points during any
calendar months of tho contest will
rccclvo a special honor reward, this
reward being entirely independent of
the ultlmato disposition of tho schol
arships. Each contestant falling to secure a
special reward will bo given 10 por
cent, of all' money ho or she turns In.
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Only now subscribers will bo counted.
Renewals by persons whoso names
are already on our subscription list
will not bo credited. Tho Trlbuno will
Investigate each subscription nnd If
found Irregular In any way reserves
tno rigiit to reject It.
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NOTICE THAT ACCORDING TO
THE AROVE RULES, EVERY CON
TESTANT WILL BE PAID,
WHETHER THEY SECURE A SPE
CIAL REWARD OR NOT.
An Excellent Time to Enter
A new contestant beginning today has an excellent opportunity to
secure one of these valuable scholarships. Thirty-three are sure to get
scholarships. Only three yearly subscribers, counting 36 points, would
place a beginner in 29th place among the "Leaders.
Send at once .for a canvasser's equipment.
Address CONTEST EDITOR,
Scranton Tribune, Scranton, Pa
Four Special Honor Prizes.
To be given to tho four contestants scoring the largest number of
points during the month of September. This Is entirely additional to
the main contest, all contestants starting even on September 1.
First Prize A handsome Mandolin, valued at $10, to be se
lected by the successful contestant from the stock of J. W. Guernsey.
Second Prize No. a Brownie Camera, including one .. 4l of
Third Prize No. i Brownie Camera, including one roll of films
and a Brownie Finder.
Fourth Prize No. i Brownie Camera, including one roll o
films and a Brownie Finder.
A Mil lllTU,T,Wg
EAST STROUDSBURQ, -PA.
This popular State Institution is located in the midst of the
Delaware Water Gap-Mount Pocono Summer Resort Region,
the most healthful and picturesque in the state, and one that is
visited by thousands of tourists annually.
COURSES OF STUDY,
In addition to the departments of the regular Normal Course,
we have special departments of Musici Elocution Art, Drawing and
Water f!nlnr. nnH n full CnWent Prn:ir.itnrv nnnrtment. Ynn can
3 save a year in your college preparatory work by coming here,
Tuition is absolutely free to those complying with the new
state law. This gives a rare opportunity to those desiring a com
plete education and should be taken advantage of at once, as this
law may bs repealed by the next Legislature.
COST OF BOARDING.
Boarding expenses are $3.50 per weak, which includes fully
furnished and carpeted room, heat, electric light and laundry. The
I additional expense is less with us than at most other schools.
Among these are a new Gymnasium, a fine Electric Light
Plant, and a new Recitation Hall now being erected, which will
contain fifteen large and fully equipped recitation rooms. In ad
dition all bed rooms will be replastered and fitted up, and various
other changes made in the dormitories for the further comfort and
convenience of the pupils of the school.
Catalogue for IQ02, gives full information as to free tuitioni
expenses, courses of study, and other facts of interest, and will be
mailed without charge to those desiring It. Fall Term opens
September 8th, 1902.
E, L. KEMP, A. A1., Principal.
Chestnut Hill Academy
Chestnut Hill, I'a,
A boarding school for boyA ,
In tho clovutcd und beautiful
open country north of Phil
adelphia, SO minutes from
1 Ilrond St. station. Cata
logues on application.
SCRANTON CORHESPONDENOB S0HO3M
T. J. Foster, I'JtJJeut. Umcr II. Lawall, llat.
U. 1, Foitcr, EUnlejr 1'. Allta,
Vlco rrejlilent 8crtar;.
Done quickly and reasonably
nt The Tribune office, t