THE SCTJANTOX TRIBUNETHURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY II, 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
Pum.ISnEn DAILY AND WEEKLY IN SCRAN-
ns, Pa., by Tub Tuibuns Publishing
New Yomc Ornct: Thiuunb Bdildino.
Frank b. Uhay. Manaoku.
Vutcrcd at the V)jfri)!oe nt Seranton, Pa., a
Eecond-Clau Hail Matter.
1HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
ECU ANTON. JANUARY II, 18M.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET
FO R CON" 0 K E SS M A X AT I, A R 1 1 K.
GA&USHA A. liltoW,
ELECTION FEBRUARY SO.
"A STUDY IN SCARLET."
Wtird, thrilling abtoiwkg; mw a
brink in the, intercut; a pouwful ! -Uatation,
involving tleductivt tklll of
an unpnouUnUd dtgree, time you
Uyin it, yuu will grow ftttvUk for tht
naandawait tho tqnl with inxpa
tienti kindltd by Utlloiom nnctriaiuty.
Watch fur it: Wail for it! Keep an
tye clear for "A Stmly in Hcitrlet.''
Who U3PBB tun suu ia Hancock
TUI EXECDT1VI coon shows symp
toms at lalt of n desiro to com down
from the lluwaiuu tree.
WHIM TBI rOOL-KILLIB was not pres
ent at tho framing of Democracy's lat
est plutforru. what a cbanct be missed'
FaHQUHAB, CUBTIW ami Sinprerly d
sire it known that they have no amhi
tlont of the outside-tlie-breastworks
The UTIt)BT toaacririco MgOOd a man
aa ex-Governor Curtin ihowi bow in
herently heartless the FennavWania
EblTult SlNUBBLY could have bad the
nomination aiiaiaat Grow without ef
fort or '.rice, but Editor biuerly
knows whan it ia a yer to keep well
C'ollkcti'R HBBBIKQ baa done wisely
to defer bit manifestation of an activo
interest in Democratic campaign work
until after his appointment by the
president It would have been a fatal
BlUOCBAOY'a RANK and file rib re
quested by yesterday's convention to
please excuse the auiall ainonnt of
''pointing with pride" contained in
Democracy 's platform. Chairman Her
ring evidently did the best he could.
Pennsylvania Dbmocbats, iu de
nonnaiag Republican "extravagance"
seom to forget that no sooner had their
party not control of eongratl than they
"saw" the Republican expenditure and
went it fully sixty million dollars bet
lr is PROBABLE that tho young woman
vho desires to be divorced from her
husband who is a millionaire has either
been unable to secure any of his riches
or is desirous of receiving a liberal
portion, even though she live alone.and
get consolation in hamisome alimony.
ISN'T it a Tiiii'Lit strange that the
"general business depression," the
"wreck and ruin to manufacturing and
commercial iuterests" which the
Jiemoeratic state platform charges to
the McKinley tariff didn't materialize
until the Democrats got hold of tb )
government and threatened to smash
Qrxat Britain's recent annexation
of the Gilbert Archipelago, in theps
cilic ocean, comprising .sixteen islands
with a total area of one hnndred and
aeventy iqusrt miles.ouglit to convince
those who are opposed -to any connec
tion with Hawaii that it won't do to
leave the islands near the hungry Bri
tin b lion.
With a UaJOBITV of two to one In
the house, a good working majority in
tfao senate, a president and a speaker
of the house who does not scruplo to
apply gag law of the "gaggiest" type,
when needed to further partisan pur
poses, isn't it somewhat childish in
tbe Democrats of Pennsylvania to jump
so severely upon the little Republican
majority in congress for failing to pitcli
in and help pass the squint-eyed Wilson
There is one fact in connection with
the financial and maroantilt depression
existing which to some extent has been
overlooked. For the oaly time in the
history of business disaster the whole
civilize J world has been similarly af
feted. "Hard times" now exist every
where. The depression is not conlined
to the United States; it exists in Eng
land, France, Germany, Austria, Sp.iin
and Italy. The causes therefore are
not specifically national as applied to
the United States bnt are to b.i found
In some general condition of affairs in
which the world is the stage and all
the peoples actors.
Up to 1800 the world had for many
ysars been doing an apparently enor
mous amount of business and accnuin
luting nominal Wealth with great ra
pidity. But a vary large part of the
business was of a speculative nature,
and on a credit basis, and much of the
seeming wealth was on papsr. It was,
of course, absolutely Inevitable that
when those credits had reached a suffT
cient degree of expansion the pretty
buible would burst. And it did. Un
fortunately, at the very moment when
the credit system had been carried to
about the Ion, point of endurance, and
when, stimulated by nnwise competi
tions, production bad been increased
to a point far ahead of the capacity to
dispose of tt, trouble nrose with the
pilver element In the world's currency
and hastened the oollapse. That, how
ever, was only a contributory cause
and not the chief or most menacing one,
.Had it not been for other disadvantages
wilder which it was laboring, the world
sight have met the silver crisis with
comparative ease and without being
thrown baok into a state ;of general
and continuing depression.
ia ordinary circnmitauoss a mar
collapse of inflated values is a disaster
from which, with prompt and prudent
readjustment, we may hope speedily
to recover and be better for tho whole
some correction, and from which oftan
times tbe more conservative and stable
Hues of buainess suffer comparatively
little injury. But, iu this case, the
collapse has thrown us back upon a
previously operating cause of trouble
and into a st te where productive ca
pacity is far iu excess of immediate
consumptive ability and has no present
means of outlet. That is why n period
f prolonged depression set in with the
Baring failure and why we cannot
hopo for its early eniing now by spec
ial measurea of surface relief. It is
still true, of coursn, that there cannot
be such n thing as permaueut over
production in this world. Wo are not
producing move that the world needs
or could advantageously use. But we
are producing more than, with our
present arraiigsinents for intnrnationsl
trade and our present unsatisfactory
monetary system, w can profitably
handle and diatribute to the points
where it is needed.
It vii under the burden of that dis
advantage that we fell into ttio pres
ent depression, and it is because we
are still under that burden that the
outlook for completo mid speedy relief
is not bright. To add to the specific
burdens in this country there exiata
the proposed unwise tariff legislation
which tenda to prolong the depression
Dy curtailing home manufacture and
throwing additional men out of eai
ployment, It would sioui as if the
Democratic party had aimed to add to
the accumulating causes of distress by
legislation for that specific purpose.
GET AFTER THE BURGLARS.
It is evident to any one who has kept
watch of the burglaries and burglari
ous assaults committed iu this city
within the past few months that some
thing is radically wrong with the pro
tection afforded to tbots who pay taxes
that they may sleep in p?ace or walk
abroad after night-fall without carry
Wo do not protend to know where
ttie fault lies : but it is indisputable
that tuere is a fault, and that it is a
bad one. The system which enables
burglars to enter houses iu broad day
light ; permits highwaymen to ply their
vocation at eventido on much fre
quented streets, and which even fails
to kaep thieves and robbers ont of the
municipal building, is a wrong system,
a weak system, and a system wholly
ont of keeping with the magnitude,
wealth and importance of the third
city in this slate, it is a system call
ing loudly for effective amendment.
The present chief and his assistants
doubtless do the best they can. They
have the gool will of tho community
so far as their number goos. The trou
ble is that it doesn't go far enough.
Obviously, then, if the police fores
of bcrantou is too small to guard the
city of Scranton as it should be guard
ed, it should be enlarged. Bitter far,
that poople who own homes in this city
should feel secure enough to sleep in
them than that they should have now
bridges or new parks. A process of
improving the city which utterly neg
lects the safety of the city's inhabitants ;
which leaves them exposidti midnight
assault or burglarious visitation, and
which, when these things aro reported,
gives no evidence of betterment, is
incomplete. Let ns not put the carl in
front of the horse. Lst us hav both,
in their proper and mutual relations.
We do not wish to condemn the lo
cal police force. We are not contemn
ing them. They say their uumbir is
inadequate That being tru enlarge
it. Give citizens of this city a show
for their money and comfort. Butlet
us have some way out of this thing
which will bring burglars to book,
keep highwaymen off onr thorough
fares and enable the individual resi
dent to feel that he is not under a con
IT IS A tQUARE ISSUE.
Despite the obscurity of their nomi
nee and tho inevitable recurrence of
shailow demagogism in the framing of
their platform notably iu the pitiably
transparent effort to charge the exist
ing business depression to a tariff
which, during the two years of its fair
trial, hnd begun to start American in
dustries upon a new course of profitable
and general activity the Democrats of
Pennsylvania, grown unexpectedly
bold, have courted a sqnAre issue be
tween protection and freo trade. They
have accepted the challenge thrown
down by the convention which m-t one
week previous, anil ns nearly as they
could come to a definite and clearly de
fined purpose, they have poised their
lance plainly and pointedly against the
system which protects labor, encour
ages industry and preserves the Ameri
can market as an incentive to the de
velopment of American production.
This is even better than Republicans
conld have anticipated. It is in all
respects happy that there should bo
no uncertainty bufore the voter who
approaches the polls on Feb. 20 to cast
his ballot for a candidate for congress-man-at-lrge.
In that special elsction,
with its entire freedom from distract
ing state or county Issues, it is above
all else desirable that there should be
a full, frank and fair expression of the
Dopnlur will: an explicit and carefullv-
arrived-at verdict of the propl of the
greatest industrial state with reference
to the fundamentally imp irtant ques
tion whether these industries shall
longer be protected or whether they
shall be thrown open to the unequal
competition of cheap-labor couu tries,
and in the place of n tariff for protec
tion bo substituted tho experiment of a
tariff for nothing-in-particular, with
an income tax and higher internal im
posts for purposes of revenue, and a
return, in onr financial system, to un
protected state bank issues and handy
volume connterfeit detectors.
This is the issue, naked and distinct.
Everything olse is incidental. The
Hawaiian policy, infamous as it is and
shameful as it is to every American
with a spark of patriotic feeling, is not
to be compared in intrinsic importance
with the near and vital question. The
civil service inconsistency of Mr.
Cleveland, the antics of executive favor
as shown in the Van Alen incident, and
even the callous brutality and innate
viciousness of the Hoke Smith idj of
pension "reform" are secondary iu the
scale of present gravity to the question
of protection or hostility to American
industry. We welcome this coming
chance to get an emphatic and con
centrated expression of public senti
ment. We boil with genuine, joy ths
momentous Hearing battle of the bal
lots iu the second state of our im
perilled it lion.
PUBLICITY has knocked the last spark
of lingering lite out of the iufamous
policy of President Cleveland toward
the public spirited government of re
spectable and self-re-pecting H iwai
ians. Deceived, disappointed, humil
lated and with a Blowly moving con
sciousness of having been made tho re
diculous victim of his own abnormal
self-esteem, the president is proparing
to send into congress the last official
token of his final surrender. That sent,
the first chief executive of this free
people who ever sought to bend the
influences of this republic to coini iss
the overthrow of popular government
in n struggling nnd ill-fortiti d friend
ly nation will rotire to official seclu
sion, unmourned, uulovedaud divested
of tho respect which even his bitter
opponents once gladly conceded to him,
whatever shall be the subsequent atti
tude of congress, the downfall of
G rover Cleveland will stand forth in
our history as an impressive atid a con
MINOR FACTS AND FANCIES.
The fate of Washington Waterman,
murdered near Tunkhantmck, points anew
to the unwisdom of carrying large sums of
money about on oue'a person. The bauk
is tho true place for cash. Keep your re
serve fund iu a afo place and carry a
check book when you want to make pay
rm-nts. Then will the bandit ply his trade
in vain, and the festive highwayman hie
him to the purlieus of the uueuiployed.
It is customary iu some places to deride
K. W. hok bueause it is hia buainess to
write tepid tulvicn to young bMh and
mothers. Nevertheless, Bok performs this
unenviable function so well that, although
he was born in Holland and compelled to
acquire a working knowledge or a lan
guage strange to him, ho is now able, at
jy, to command a salary of $10,1100 n year,
own a lot of profitable "side interests,"
marry the daughter of his millionaire em
ployer, and look back over a career of ex
traordinarily rapid but steady success.
Shouldn't this be amide justification for
doing tho work bo does? It may not be
the highest type of literary work, but it's
evidently work that people like to read,
and it's also just as evidetitly work that he
excels in. Isn't Bok right, then, iu stick
ing to it'
All thh suggests itself apropos of an ar
ticle by Mr. Bok iu the January Cosmo
politan, tellinc young men how to succeed
in business. Whatever criticisms may be
made concerning link's other work, there
is very little giound for excepting to his
advice to beginners iu a business life.
Every young man ougiit to read and mem-
orize this article; paste it in his hat and fre
quently refer to it. It has In it the very
essence of Wisdom, prudence and genuine
The trouble with many young men is
that thty don't waut to succeed in busi
ness. They want success to come to them,
some fine morning, ns it came to Byrou.
They wunt to "wake up ami lind them
selves famous;' tind themselves rich; find
themselves influential. They forget that
Ilyrun, despite bis innate grams, had to
"scratch gravel" for years before he won
popularity's seemingly sudden emile. Thoy
forget that in the local examples of emi
nence that they hold before their mind's
eye, prospeiity has been conqnered, not
WOoedtWealth has come only utter decodes
of wrestling with adverse circumstance,
and popular deference has been won by
tbe hardest kind of bard, persistent and
Equal to tho "Keeley Cure" at smull coat.
Try n bottle and if It doo you good continue
Fleece Lined Hygienic
This Is no rake Try il and be
SELLING At 1 EOT.
N. A. HULBERTS
City Music Store,
ii W VOM1NO A 1 , EUKAiYrO
DKCKUK LUtOTliURS am
allAMl II & RACK
til l 1,1. & tl.it 1 .1;
Chnnce and caprico play a much smaller
part in determining -.ucces-i than most per
sons concede. The successful young men,
take them year in and year out. are the
men who deserve success; who dig long
and steadily and patiently for it, and who
tnnke their own way lorward (nst ns cer
tainly and as irresistibly as result follows
cause. The laws of nature do not deviate
from day 10 day, nor does the mental nnd
the moral law which couditiona prosperity
upon honest doeerving submit Its opera
Hon, for long, to tho capricious away of
luck, accident or happen-so. No truer
motto has ever been worded thau the one
which says that "Merit Will Win." And
that, by the wuy, is tbe crystal of Mr.
Bok's advice. '
It isn't at all hkel that the good breth
ren of Allentown who have begun a moral
crusade against jolly Old Hauta Clans can
be persuaded over to the way of tuinking
of thosu who see no harm, but, instead, an
innocent amusement aud happy fire Bide
cheer, in tho annual appearance of that
venerable Christmas impostor. Further
discussion, therefore, is supoifluoui. Let
us hope, however, that (bote who decide
in future years to ostracize Kris Kringle
will generously consent to put something
just ns jolly, mirth-provoking and enliven
ing withal, in the crude veteran's stead.
A Washington dl -patch to the Philadel
phia Press intimates that Mr. iliues will
try to cot. Herring's appointment hung up
in the senate. It is pennies to coal mines
that William is holding out what, among a
certain class, i known as a dizzy and crys
ta)ins bluff. There will be no happier man
in Pennsylvania than this same William
Mine when tRo OOlleetorthip load la
wholly removed from his shuulders mid
he is If ft free to enliven things at Wash
ington, without the embarrassing neces
sity of constantly keeping a windward
eye to tho possible loss of executive favor.
Home N-wa Viwd from Afar.
Our neighboring city of iscranton will
BOOU See a number of changes. A penny
afternoon pnpor is one of the things now
Philosophy on the Half Shell.
H'Un i?u,-,v flflM-DWl v.
There ate a iceat mnuy Hocksfellows in
the world. We all have our Weaknesses
and it is learod that none of ns are what
we really appear to be.
It Ia a Very J eoullar Case.
WUkttdtarro .Vein- lieater.
The ScHantoN Thiuunk hits, the Phila
delphia Inquirer baid wiieu it aaya ita
Philadelphia coteuiporary has not yet beard
of the nomination of Ualnsha A Grow for
The War Againat Santa Claua.
I t nut tin All' ntowii S0fola
Tho Reformed Church Pastoral associa
tion of the UehitTO Valley lo-dav struck
another blow at Santa Claus cautatae,
operettas and all similar theatrical per
formance in placiw 01 worsliiu as irrever
out and profane. It counsels pastors nnd
the people to discountenance such air aire.
Bet Men Are Coming- to tha Froet.
Ilairitbitiy t'orr. Aorvnou a llemlti.
Tho general verdict that you hear on
every baud Is that the convention did tho
light and proper thing in nominating
OalUSha A. (roW He is a representative
man in every senso, and is tho ideal candi
date of the hour. The leaders all acquiesced
111 the nomiimtion and the talk in the cor
ridors and lobbies was that it was good
politics. The time is arriving now in atate
politica that the best and ablest men are
coming to the front.
Nn other sarsapanlla bas the merit to
hold the ooiitldonce of entire communities
year atter yoar, as Hood s Hursaparllla. It
possesses curative poweia peculiar to itself,
Hood's P Us are purely vegetable, care
fully prepared from the bost iugredients.
Mammoth Red Letter Clearing Sale
Sin a large stock of Orst-cUsl
MUSIC, KTU, ETC
F.L Crane's New Prices
CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP.
French Coney Capes, b inches doep ...jj 3 00
. . i'iu i apes,
Astrakhan Cspi-s, "
AtHrtikhun Capes, "
Dyed Upoesum Gapes "
Muniev Capos, 11
Nal Utter i.'huox, "
Nat. Otter capes, "
Beaver Capes, "
nutria Capes, "
Seal or Persian Capes 11
Alnska Heal Capa-i,
Alaalla Seal PapQS.
Mink i 'apes. ' M
Brown Marten Ciipc-a
Dress Goods Day
15c, Cashmeres, 32 inches wide, 10c.
20c. Henrietta Cloths, all colors, i2jc.
25c. Serges and Diagonals, all colors, 15c.
30c. Whip Cords and Serges, 40 in. wide, 18
2cSc. Fancy Suitings, the latest, 17c.
50c. All Wool 42-inch Cheviots, 25c,
75c. French Poplins and Whip Cords, 50c.
50c. All Wool Plaids, new St)
50c. Black Figured Crepe ..a3, 25c.
All other Black Goods, Silks and Velvets correspondingly
Mercereau & Connell
aO" LACK AW AW A AVUNCK
.... v 00
, .. ii'i on
.... 13 Ul
.... 25 (W
.... N oe
.... so no
.... S5 no
CAPES n INCHES DEEP.
Astrakhan Capes, H Inches deep tio W
Baltic Sen f'apeH, " IS 00
Dootrie -oui Capes, " i, on
Freneh Coney Capes, " 0 OH
Mink Capes, 5U (O
Brown Marten Capes, " ;io no
Monkey Capes, " 'Jj uo
Highest Cash Frices Paid or Raw Furs,
Repairing Furs a Specialty.
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brae, Sterling Silver Novelties.
NEVERSLIP HORSE SHOE
Removable aud Self-sharpening Calks,
We are sole agents for Bradford, Columbia, Lacka
wanna, Luerne, Montour, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming counties, State of Pennsylvania.
Catalogue on application.
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
Wl KT, W ATERMA N uud Fl? A V K
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents for Crawford's Fens and
Bock's Flexible Rubber Stamps,
Stationers nnd Engraver.
017 LACKAWANNA AVE.
I ce S kates,
All Prices and all Sizes.
Foote & Shear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
ID KING'S WINDSOR CEDENT FOB
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO
KCUANTON AND WILKM-BAMUb PA., MANUFACTURED O?
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
Qwwrftl OfflM. SCHANTON. PA
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DELICIOUS, MILD BUOAPl OUHHD ABSOLUTELY 3EUHm
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
miffyjRafi THE STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
IS THE BEST.
THE WESTON MILL CO..
Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wagonmakers' and Hlackstuiths"
Supplies, Iron and Steol.
William : Sissenberger
Opposite llaptist Church,
Pei in Avenue,
Is replete with fine and
( medium Parlor Suits, Fancy
Rockers, Couches and
Lounges for the Holiday
j Trade. Prices to Suit all.
Also Bed Room Sets, Din
ing Room and Kitchen Fur
niture. Parlor Suits and
Odd Pieces Re-upholstered
I in a Substantial manner.
Will be as good as new
DO YOU SELL?
OH ARK Yi ITJ
of Mixed Candy, Clear Toya
or tiny style of Candj or Nuts,
Express Wagons, Velocipedes,
Tricycles, Uoll Cabs. Drums
or Toys of every kind.
China Dolls, Wax Dolls,
Patent Dolls, Jointed Dolls,
auy kiml of doll from 36oto$lS
SLEDS OR SLEIGHS
For Boys, (I ills or Dolls, iu
Maple, Oak or lrou, from 25c.
We have tli" goods and our
prices are right. Wholesale
J. D. WILLIAMS &l BRO.,
314 Lacka. Ave.
Wo muko a SPECIALTY ot lupplvliiR com
mittees tor tiuiidar Schools, Kaln, Festival.
Frank P. Brown & Co.
Wholesale Dealers In
Wool1 ware, Cordage and Oil Cloth
720 West Lackawanna Ave.
Manufacturers' Agents for CRUCKKBV,
LAMPS and U LASS W AUK.
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