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THE SCR ANTON TBIHUNE-TUESDAY MORNING-. MARCH 13. 1894.
F. E. WOOD,
rtTBMMlF.r nAIt.Y AND WIKKI.V IN RCRAH
TON, PA.. bY TUB TttlllUM I'L'DLIBHINO
New York oftiof: TitiBum Bcii.dino,
Frank 8. Gray. Manaqkr.
Uttered at the liitofHct nl fkranlon,
ErermdVlan Hail Matter,
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
BCBANTON, MARCH 18, 1804.
Judging from what sulowaiic critic
ay. it will le u mistake by the uian
nnoment of the new hotel Jeitnyn to
devote the lower lloor to store rooms,
thus Unvinsr no coign of vnnUge for
the festive porch lounger. To bo miro,
the contlaiul presence of this individ
ual npon the ed;o of the sidewalk and
in full view of nil who may chance to
pass, is not metropolitan, nor, in the
ense of laduj thus forced to run a
blockade of curiotn, and sometimes
impertinent, eyes, is it particularly
pleasant. Hut it U a meat delight to
floor committees. And whom else is
the new hotel built for?
NOT SHED IN VAIN.
With the exception of its regularly
eubeuliztd orunns in Troy, Albany and
Buffalo, the New York Btite Djiuo
cratic machine, which sustains it
political hold by flagrant prostitution
of the public will and does not scruple
at uuprovoked murder when almtUS to
foist its favorities into power, DM,
since hst Towday'd outrage at Troy,
not a solitary newspaper apologist in
the length and breatb of tae Empire
commouwealth lastsftd of diminish-
in? in a ratio correpoudiu.' to the
Ross tragedy's historical recession
public indignation at that brutal oritn
is hourly o:i the increase; and the con
damnation of boss rule aud boss
methods is swvlliiu' into a chorus
covering not Now York state alone, but
the sntire continent uj well AsTbiTRI
bcne instantly foresaw wueu it first r
cvived tilt news of las: Tuesdiy'a cold
blooded crime, this rnthlssi slaughter
by thiuum's aganta of an upright
and lawahiJing ciiz-n, while in
the voluntary and valiant per-
formanca of a bravo oltizena honest
duty, has prove 1 tho added dro;
which ovet'.l'.vjl the back.it; the
crowning atrocity wtiieh, alter years
of patient and uncomplaining toWr
ance, has brctwbt down the dlue
Not since that other loyal sou of Troy
Frank Browne!!, shot down the slayer
of gallant Colo lei Ellsworth, in th
hallway of th Marshall Hon.3 at Alex
andria, Va,, when Ellsworth had trie.
to pluck down the defiant, floating em
blem of disunion, has there been a re
sponse more direct, instant and gen
eral. It has DOt been a partisan re
sponse, although the tnnrdsr of Ross
was a partisan murder. It baa not
b.ei an ocasiou for MCOaitftll
"cuckoo" talk. Only ona sentiment
has been voiced by th reputable citi
lensliip of the country, irrespective of
partisan and tbttssntiiosnt
most eordisl detestation of tim system
that breeds such awful deeds.
ernmetital affairs of our home com
munity? Are wo guarding, as w
hould, the portals of our council
chambers aud exercising thatuuvary-
tig concern touching ull the various
details of our government ns a city
which is tho inevitable price of Inmost
rule? If we are, thou we used not
pause to consider further the general
lesson of Kobert Ross' death. But if
we are not, there is need at once of
enrneft and decisive thought with rof
oi 'nee to these things.
COLOMBL McCLCRI doubtless meaus
well in nominating Commodore Ging
erly for governor, but it isaslyle of
kindness that bustles with iinesttoii
Jamks P. TAYLOR, tha genial editor of
the Montrose Republican, is to be a oan
didate for representative in the stale
legislature this fall. It is nunonnced
that his candidacy will be unopposed In
the nominating convention which, of
course, meaus a certain elaotion, as
Susuushaumi is more overwhelmingly
Republican than ever this year. Mr.
Taylor, who at one time was editor of
the Wilkas-Hsrro Record, pnroaased
the Republican about eighteen yew
ago, and during hie resiJonce iu the
county has always labored faithfully
for the success of the pirty. The elec
tion of Brother Taylor to the legisla
ture by the Susqnehanna Republicans
will be a graceful recognition of fnitli
RICHARD CkOKKK SQQQid be reminded
that his threatened arrest of Represen
tative Dunphy for telling tales out of
school still bdongs to the limbo of the
It is well said by the Democratic
Brooklyn Eagle, whose ex-Troj in edi
tor, :St. Clair McKelway, lias recently
dene such valiant service in the purifi
cation of our municipal government,
and whose energetic warfare upon
"Boss" McLmghlin and, later, on
"Boss" McKane, contributed vastly to
the overthrow of these odious offshoots
of the new political science called
Murphyiem it is well sail by the
Eagle, ia this connection, that "the
people are not crying out against frau 1
because it is done by th agents of one
party against another, but bacauso they
are opposed to fraud itself. The sta
bility of th gorernment depia Is upon
the confidence of the people in the
horuaty of the elections." Instances
could be cited in abundance in onr
owu state in proof that this is true, in
proof that crimrs which look horrible
whnn committed by the enemy are no
longer converted into virtues by the
mrfi imprint of one's own party label
If there is one fact clearer than all
others in the politic il process of
this generation, whether we soek
for evidence in one state or
another, it is th fact that
fraudulent practices aimed at the
franchise are steadily falling into pnb
lie disrepute. No other sentiment than
a common morality could, in our own
atate, have banished the old style bal
lot and substituted, in its steal, agiinst
the practically ananitnotn wish of the
practical politicians, the secret ballot,
with its fair assurauca of privacy in
tha voting and its approximate houesty
in the count Bat it has been for somo
time necessary that toil oommon and
general morality should bav th quick
ening impulse of a new and sharp in
citement; that it should be fertilizsd
into renewed and expanded strength by
the rude impact of some severe shock.
Well, therefore, did William Rosi, of
Troy, say when questioned as to a me
morial: "Tho only monument we de
sire for onr brother Rob is the promise
of a pure ballot." And not the prom
ise, but the gnrous and jealous ful
filment ia what his countryman fairly
owe to Robert Ross' memory.
But the lesson of this martyr's doath
Applies also oUewhen than to cities
creaking and groaning; under bossism'a
gigantio misrule. Wo are accustomed
to felicitate ourselves here in SorantOQ
that we have not yet known, as a par -aonal
civic experience, this monstrous
distortion of republicanism called
Murphyisra for short. In contempla
tion of the servility that prevails
in many other cities, and in view of
the rampant fraud with which the
franchise is elsewhere beset, we have
been prone to draw tho mantle of a su
perior godliness abont our young
shoulders and to oomfort ourselros
with the delusion that we are safe
from theso evils. Safe? How do w
know that we ire safe? What praoti
caj preparation are we doing
to make not problematic il, but
certain, onr security against this con
taminating municipal contagion? Are
we vaccinating onr civic veins with th
virus of a wholesome vigilance? Are
we fortifying our body politie with
true earnestness of mnnicipal patriot
ism and a proper Interest in the gov-
KOR JUDGE, B. W. LEWIS.
In the nomination by acclamation
yesterday of B W, Lewis, of Tutik
bannoek, for president judge of the
Forty-fourth judicial district, the Re
publicans of Wyoming county have
placid a most creditable and worthy
oiudidatu in the fislrt. Mr. Lewis is
reCOgnind in his profession as one of
tiio belt aud olosest sin lent of the law
in this part of Pennsylvania. He ii a
man of wide culture, superior scholar
ship and excellent personal adJresj. In
his civic, ns well as in his professional
relations, he has manifested a disposi
tion of fairuess aud probity which,
taken in connection with his other
qualifications, well .jualifi him for
ire successful disclnrgi of the judic
Forjudge Sitser personally TBI Tut
liusE entertains only the kindest feel
ings. It has no dasira to dscry his
character as a man or his efficiency as
i jurist. But his ronomiaation b? the
Democrats of the Forty-fourth dis
trict, taking plac-i la full mmwryof
,i.o light of ton years a,'o in which he
waged successful partisan onslaught
upon JuJgj Ingham, will release his
Republican f ri--u la from all obligations
of support an 1 if he shall be treated to
i dose of his own political medicine he
will have no one but himself to blami
In an issns between Judge Sitser mid
Mr. Lewis there can be no possible
room for doubt as to the duty of all
true Republicans. Mr. Lewis is the
unanimous nominee of the Republican
party , he is a candidate having every
reasonable claim to the earnest support
oi his fellow-Ropublicans, and he ap
peals, ; moreover, to all citizens of what
ever party who, in their regard for a
non-partisan judiciary, shall next fall
wish to rotniko the introduction of par
tisan politics in this district ten years
ago. It will b strange, indeed, if the
result of next November's election,
with its almost inevitable tidal wave
of Republican majorities, shall not
places Mr. Lowis safely and fairly in
the Wyoming-Sullivau president judge
of us overlook a similar, although
minor, evil at our very doors. Iu the
cily of Scranton, during the past ten
years.how many handsome forest trees,
proud remnants or the pioneer era.have
wo uunecensarily and evn wantonly
sncriliced to the despoiling ax? Tae
total, could It be estimiteJ. would
doubtless prove quite astounding
N-arlv aysry day tho close observer
will uotice evidences of this destruc
tiveuess. Hero John D rids his yard
of a stately elm; there Uiohard R e ap
plies the woodman's weapon to a grace
ful maple, aud anon, ami) corporate
organization of Djos anl RoeS, needing
a street, a property or other right of
way, proceeds nooonoerotdly to gt it
condemned aud then without the least
spark of compunction or regret, fella
every bit of its vegetable growth,
down to the smallest shrub. The re
sult, In soiu) places, is most uupic
tnreique, Foresty, like charlty.should bgin at
iT is very refreshing to learn that
Chinese Inspector Soharf, of (iotham,
iudlgnautly refused to accept a $oOO
pair of vases delivered auonymously
by messenger to his wife, but evidenc
ing Chinese purchase. In this respect
Mr. Soharf' delicacy is almost fit to
come before the notice of ex-Mayor
Hugh J. Urant and his daughter "iOJ'
SBNATOR HtLL would oHibly mako
a good second edition of Randall if he
had the staying qualities and the brains.
CONORB89MAN Wrigut's re-nomination
is assured by bis indorsement, yester
day, of tha Republicans of Wyoming
county. Mr. Wright, although elo
quent upon occasions, bilongs to the
list of legislators who are content to
let their industrious and incessant
work speak for them No better man
could represent his district.
Airant Claea legislation.
Ilichmond, i'a., Tititrts, Desia
In one thiinr we reiret that the senate
committee has left tha un unchanged, and
that is in respect, to the lueuiiie tax. It is
not fair, it is not just, it is not right, that
a man who receives un income ot
ehuuM pay no tax, and another who re
ceives an inoome one dollar greater should
have to pay tnxe.s. This Is class legisla
tion! it is unjust, and uo parly cm long
letaia pnblia confldeaos that bases it
policy upon principle that operate in oue
way upon one mau and in another upon
Including Browm- Murphy.
Justice should collar and caff the law
less iiloinoiit ot Troy.
Will buy in the
way ot a
GOLDSMITH'S $ BAZAAR
They were talking about the vanity of woman, and one of the few ladies present undertook a flc-
"Of COUWe," said she, "I admit the women are vain and men are not. Why," six- added with a
) around, "thenaoktie of the hnndsomaat mm Ld the nm ii even imv no the back of his collar,"
aud she smiled for every man present put his hand up to the baok of his nock. Thai proves it. We
being men are no exoeptlon, What we are vain of, however, is tins: Heing able to offer
Inducements Like Tlieseat Our SPECIAL SALE of
Machine Kile is as y9t unknown in
Scranton, and Hcrantoni ins. without
reference to party, should co-operate
to keep it unknown.
It war, interest borough officials to
know that all affected communities
which hare failed to comply with the
legislative act of May 20, 1893. creating
borough boanls of health will at oucu
he prosecuted for contempt of law.
This can be done only through the ar
raignment of th derelict borongh of
ticida, including burgess and council-
men. The law required the creation
of a board of health. In each borough,
within six months after its enactment
and clearly explained how thie should
be done. The example of wilful diso
bedience set by many boronghi In rela
tion to this salutary law deserves pun
ishment of drastic dogree.
It has been snggasted that Mayor-
elect -on-iusplcion Molloy, of Troy, re
fute to take his bloodstained seat. Th
suggettlon is good, but wholly hope
less. Huch men a Molloy rarely die
and never renigu.
TO SAVE THE FORESTS.
An experiment which will bo
watched with gner.il Interest is to be
tried by the commissioners of Scbuyl
kill county, in the appintinnt of
mounted wardens to patrol the forests
md guard them from destructive fires.
We have toen as yet no eatlmate of
tho probable cost of saoh a fir.) protec
tive force, nor any detailed calculations
as to how many wardens ar to b i ap
portioned to a given number or square
miles of woodland. iMerely the an
no0nc4ment of the general plan U all
that we have to guide ooinmont in this
matter; yet it wonld seem to be a fairly
feasible reform, provided threatened
individual holdings of forest land are
willing to afford onorgetio volnntury
The merest glance at any adjioent
hilltop these spring evenings will suf
fice to afford lurid proof of the necos
sity of precautions SgsiOlt forest Aral.
At a time when lumbermen, railway
constructors, acid factories and tanner
ies are making dully Inroads upon what
remaining lumber we havo In this por
tion of tho state; and when noprncti
cal steps are taken tnoppDsj this stoady
destruction, further than ocoaii nal
wordy discussions, it would seem to be
eminently opportnno or the Institu
tion of vigorous measures tow ird t u
prevention of thest cotly recurring
conflagrations. Although the first few
years' salvage from suoh attempted
prevention might not equal th ex
pense of its rsclamttlo i tne commun -lty
would yet be woll repaid in the re
sultant creation of a sentiment adverse
to unnecessary woodland spoliation.
But while regretting civilisation's
hostile invaelon of virgin forests, many
N6 Douit Mr. Hiius promised tho
Pittsiou postofllce to Candidate Battle.
No doubt he promised it, also, to Can
didat McDonald. Bat only a political
cherub would place any coufldonei in
u politic d promise tnado by such a
Just before the oponiiii: of the uocond
day's testimony i i the Breckinridge
Pollard suit Judge Bradley Instructed
the court marsh:il to "rpqnest" the la
dies to retire. II j conll well havo
Q Sd a stronger word. Tho mawkish
neis and the morbidity tnat have been
manifested during this trial arc enough
to give one tho nausoa; uor ia this pro
vocation to sickness lessened by tho
(act that the most mawkish an l mor
bid cf these fluttering court room fre
quenters nre women,
Mrs. Luke Blackburn sounded tho
proper note when sue saiu, upjn tni
witness stand, that only a solemn sanse
of dutv could have indnced her to
brave the publicity and tho embarrass
ment of her connection with tho case.
Those curious or frivolous women
whose coming Into the acnndaldnden
atmosphere of the divoro courts is in
nearly all cases voluntary, could emu
late Mrs Blickbnrn's decornm with
profit to themselves an I satisfaction to
It is snid by profound philosophers
bat icandal in ODgOrlog is an universal
weakness, differing among its victims
with respect to opportunity rather
than degree. This may be true and
yet sffor 1 no justification for our un
resisting surrender to the weakness.
Because woimn, deep down in their
wn natnres, like to hear the ample
letails of any smsatimal faux pis is
certainly no reason why they should
besiege the courts and publish their
curiosity to an already too prurient
Can they not read alt the fActs iu the
AN CPPROPRIATE SIGN.
In the Simoun house at Oouldnbiro,
Wajne county, I'a , hangs the following
"Since f'leveland's election defeated
We're in it for four yoirs more;
Then don't ask for trust.
Or Harvey will bust.
And the sheriff will close up the door "
Mr. Harvey is the prourietor ot tho
DsTnooracy'i Ptrniiypd Daluiion.
AVii) i'o'A Yen.
The ostrich. like Intellect of the cuckoos
will probably coustrne the sweeping local
Republican triumphs in Maine, New York,
Iowa and Wisconsin as a fresh command
from the peoplo to smash American indus
tries. Muiphyism'e D:rct Work.
Titty l it,' , Timn.
Tim tragedy of Ttiudsy Is a" truly the
rlpo fruit of the treo which Murphyism
plan tod, watered and nourihol as the pur
pie grape is the nm mil product of the cul
tivation of the vino.
Xo Dust left in your carpets.
No Moths, Feather Lico or Im
purities in your feathers when we
get through with them.
Don't hesitate to give us your
We OA.X and WILL please you,
No old machinery, All new,
anil Ihe best.
Mattresses thoroughly renovated
and made over good as new.
Furniture repaired ami uphol
Ci me and see one of Bci anion's
newest industries and see how we
do the work.
Sou are welcome.
Corset Cover3 at 9c, 20c, 29c, 35c, 49c, 69c, 63c.
Chemise at 19c, 25c, 49c, 63c, 75c, 85c, 98c.
Drawers at 19c, 25c, 29c, 49c, 59c. 63c, 75c.
Skirts at 59c, 67c, 85c, $1.23, $1.49, $1.73.
Gowns at 49c, 59c, 73c, 85c, 98c, $1.23, $1.49.
All our garments are oul full, well and fashionably made aud neatly trimmed.
During this sale we will offer a lot of Ribbed Silk Underwear which formerly sold at $1.73, now
slightly counter soiled, at 98c., and the perfect garments of Silk in a lower grade at 59c.
We will also introduce the best numbers in the following makai of Cjnets-vPrlma Djnna IFrenoh),
R. and (f., Warner's and Ferris Waists.
Silk and Cashmere Tea downs, by one of the best linkers in the country, of which we have the ex
clusive agency, nnd will be a specialty with us.
Your Attention Is Asked to Our Present
Special Prices in Muslin Underwear will prevail only from Saturday, March
10th, until Saturday, March 24th. Any numb3r3 sold out during the sale cannot
Mercereau & Connell
aor LACKAWANNA AVEXL'li
With the New Valves
Out of Sight
Scranton Bedding Co.
602-604 Lacka. Ave.
Cor. Adams Ave.
N.B.- We are Retailing
at Factory Prices.
A SPECIAL EXCURSION
Via CENTRAL R.R. CF N. J
WILL UK RUN ON
Thursday, March 22, '94
AITurdliiK tlm Ntidrate of Scrnnt'in ami vlrln
lty un eKcrllmit upporl unity tu vinit WashniK
toii 'it th" i-,. t-i : it; titftil w-RW'ii of th" jvnr.
Spt-ciftl oxi-urHiuti ttrkft.-; from BenUltOtl
will hp milil. Komi to ki i nly on train li'iivlriK
S, ranton at H in a in Mai. li fAaml for ri-turn
on any train until Mntvh 2? laohtnTO,
Tll'KKTS FOR T1IK
Our new Bicycles are now
to be seen at our 314 Lacka
wanna avenue store.
And a full line of Boys' and
Girls' Wheels. We arc mak
ing extremely low prices on
and Fine Jewelry, Leather Goods,
Clocks, Bronzes, Onyx Tables,
Shell Goods, Table and Ban
quet Lamps, Choicest Bric-a-
Brac, Sterling Silver Nov
314 Lacka. Ave.
Aeethatin Otrar I Connlderate.
AVm Orleom Picayune.
0cr Will Iiim pnHtpnuxil hie Amnri
MO lortiirn on MOOHBI f tho financial
ilpprtuHlnii heriv It will not mill liU men
tal di'proneion to the finaucinl bear iluwti.
Very Correctly Predloted.
linlpaa conjroHa iloi's HinnnthlnK pmtty
intrlrllinK iiuck, tho voto will hi pructl
nelly DBtOlflWIll for tlin Itxpnlilirnns iu
the northern KtateH next Novembor.
EolH Truth Aptlv Voiced.
A'w Viirfc Amrrlctt, )m.
No tiarty Unit pMWitl OOVfttpt men to
control ita uffalre can long Imlil iiower.and
no free tfovernuicut uiiJit wbluh a party
rnlea ly finml can long exist.
The Oold Fan- Urayly Stated.
ItnitikhiH F'li'. firm.
BtMOM ot Troy political mtthodi which
CVlmlMtod in BMNW, thi ttii rapre-
MMN In YVnuliliiKtori by Kiltvnrd Murphy.
Jail Rnnm Yt Yawn.
Hnmktyn Ruttr, Vm.
Tho work of Mndtng tha miiity to sina
SIiik Htionld he coii tinned till wo itrsAaaurod
of an htmeet ballot mid n fair count.
Not a Compute Virdloatlon.
Rrotillyn KnuU, lU m.
The reply that you've mini her lq neynr
OODTloetDg proof of the Innocence of tho
man who makes It.
1h Only Crrtaln Vao
Wlfnlmru (TirmuVc Tilrgraph.
The Intost Ofoato trial at OtllOMO proved
ono fact very couclnsivoly, Croniu U atlll
Hotel Waverly ,
European Plan. Ftrrt-claan liar att lehol
la pot tor lkirgtier 41 Bngel1! i'nmihiutuwr
0. L Cot, 15th Bud Filtart Sts., Philsia,
S1i.it dnnlraliln for rnaldentn of N r.. Tnnn;
lylvniila. All oonyenieBOti inr travelere
to anil from Droml Btreet etation and tho
Twelfth ami Markot Street rtatlon. IJe
tlrahle for vltltinir Sarantonlana and ivr
tie In thu Anthractto Hegiou.
T. J. VICTORY,
Office Supplies of all kinds
Inks and Mucilages
WIRT, WATERMAN and FRANK
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
Agents fot Crawford's Rous and
Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps.
Timothy, Clover and Lawn Seeds,
Foote & Siiear Co.
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Stationers nnd Engravera.
817 LACKAWANNA AVR
Ueual O .1 Rivaraed.
TI10 Troy olvctlnn lOBfttl ft TUN
uaual order by ung m they vote.
Behind Cloied Door.
ntttburn C'.'ironlel. 7'neii afih.
The Pollard-Dreckinridfre ihould
tried iu executive session.
EDWIN G. LLOYD
423 Lnckawanii.t Avenue.
wl iii TM TRIBUNE ut tlio
rnto of ONE CENT
FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
AitklnilK PrMh 1 ii rtBlvd
1 am y Smoked BeiMfcOt,
KING'S WINDSOR CEMENT FOR
SEWER PIPES, FLUE LININGS
Office, 813 West Lacka
Quarries and Works,
IRON and STEEL
NORWAY I HON
st ) IT BTEEIi
L AND WELLS BROS
R. R BPIKB8
f 0 IT 1 X U M A CHIXI--.KY.
Wholesale and retail dealers' In Wagonmakerj' and Ulacksmiths'
Poft Shell Clatae, Shrimps
THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO.
ECRAXTON AXD W1LKES-BARUK. TA., NANtTVAOTOBXBS Of
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
Generul Office, SCRANTON, PA.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
DELICIOUS, MILD 8U&A.H OUIIED ABSOLUTELY rXTH.BJ
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED.
mmLm Tgg STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
HE DUTHEIL STUDIO
a i.Mt .iirtLii'. a roiuraei wiin i
irauu' laetory to turn out l.wi
Irani' a lietweon now untl (Mirat
Bat. 1 wish tiunnounn to tbo tuib-
AeA It.- tint I will mako a OENUINi:
CRAYON PORTRAIT ropl.-d from
any unmll ono ABSOLUTELY TOES 01
LATEST STY 1.1 :s OF FRAMES FROM
Frames OUpcr cent, loss than regular prla t
K. DUTHEIL, Artie l.