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THE SCBANTON TRIBUNE MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 189fl.
l;U ud Weekly. No Sunday Edition Publicised at Scranton, Pa., by The Tribune PublUblag Company. hew York OOlce: Trlhuno r.ulldlaj, Frank & Umy, iUiuwer. imirid it thi rosrornrm at scrantos, a. SICCKD-0L4SS ua:l iiArrsa SCRANTON. OCTOBER 26. 1896. THE REPUBLICAN TICKET. NATIONAL. Presldent-WILLI A aTm'KINLEY. Vice-Presldunt-GAHRKT A. HOBART. STATE. Congressmen - at - Large-GAM'SHA A. GKOW. SAML'El. A. 1.VV EXHOBT. cor STY. Congroi-VII.I.TAM TOXN'FIIX. . ConimlHslon-ra-a. W. KOUEKTS. GILES Auditor-.. E. KlIiFEK. FRED. i.. WARD. LEGISLATIVE. Fonate, 21st rlstrictOL. V. J-SCOTT. Representative. 1st District JOHN . FARR: 2d DIstrli-t-A. T. CO.NNELL; 3J Dlstrlut-DK. N. C. MACKEY; 4th Dlstrtct-JOHN F. REYNOLDS. About the only thins doubtful In the First legislative district seems to be whether Mr. Farr's plurality will be un dcrr or over l.SOO. If his ftood record counts ns It should the figure of his margin over Labnr will be generous be yond precedent. Support Trustworthy Men. In this final vek of the local con test theDemncrntlc free silver organiza tion In this county will undoubtedly make a desperate effort to capture the county rommisisoners' office. We have no doubt that this Is the man objective point In Its present campaign. The manager" of that organization already have the municipal government of Scranton and now they want the court house. To get it they will stop nt nothing. The fight of the next few days will practically center around the commlssionershlp. We therefore warn Republicans to bo prepared for all kinds of dust throw ing on the part of the opposition. The local managers of the free silver move ment are desperate. In a national fense they see nothing but ditfeat nheaJ. They will try their level best to save something from the wreck. They will be well satisfied If they can overturn the Republican majority on the present board and capture for their own purposes the future handling of the county funds. The duty of Republicans In such an emergency Is clear. It Is to stand by the Republican nominees. Messrs S. W. and Giles Roberts are both fair and honorable men, who have given ample jiroof of their ability, their sagacity and their regard for the public's inter ests. The records of their adminis tration of the commissioners' office have been examined repeatedly from top to bottom by emissaries cf the op position and not a thing has been found wrong. Their work In office speaks for itself. It tells of fidelity to duty and of efficiency and foresight In duty's discharge. There Is no ground for the feeling by any voter that a change would be for the better. It could not be for the better; It more than likely would be for the worst. Let every Republican next week go to the polls and stand by his party throughout. This is no year for half way politics. Two years ago the Republican plu rality In the Third district was 10G4. If every Republican does his duty next week, Dr. Mackey will lift this figure 3C0 higher. Forecasting the Result. An Interesting feat of journalism was performed yesterday by the New York Herald when It printed an eight-page supplement giving a detailed review of the political situation In every state and In every congressional district in the Union, with careful estimates of the result of next week's election. The Her ald predicts McKlnley'a election as fol lows: Mc. Bry. I an. H"! 8 I: Mc Kinley. Bry an. Kinley. Alabama .... Arknnsa .... 4'p.ltfornla .. Colorado .... Delaware ... nn Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky .. Louisiana, ... 'Maine 'Maryland ..I Miss Mlehignn ... Minnesota .. Mississippi .. Missouri .... Montana .... Nebraska ... Nevada N.-H'p'sh'e N. Jersey.... N. York X. Carolina.. N. Dakota... Oregon Ohio I'enna K. Island.... 8. Carolina.. 8. Dakota... Tennessee .. Texas rtuh Vermont .... Virginia Washington W. Virginia. Wisconsin .. Wyoming ... 13 l a 21 15 li 8 15 14 10 17 3 4 10 11 3 4 23 32 4 12 15 3 12 ft 12 Totals 248 134 23 The only points at which we feel con strained to take exception to the Her ald's tuble la In reference to California and Kansas. Our Information In that these states are likely to go for McKIn ley; but neither Is essential save by way of giving emphasis to a result al ready foreseen. The Herald's prediction with refer ence to the Fifty-fifth congresa is that Its membership will comprise 224 Re publicans, 127 Democrats and 6 Popu lists; divided as follows on the money question Sound money, 215; free silver, 142. A table kept by The Tribune for Its own guidance and carefully corrected oil the basis both of private advices and published correspondence differs from this estimate mainly In giving the Re publican strength as 231 against lot Democrats and 17 Populists. The Her ald forecast for Pennsylvania is 22 Re publicans to 6 Democrats, a far too generous allowance to the opposition. It estimates Morgan U. Williams' plu rality at 3,000 and Mr. Connell's at 6.000, but gives the Eighth. Ninth, Seven teenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-sixth districts to the Demo crats. Acccrding to the Herald's returns the sound money Strength of the next sen ate will be 48 to 42, thus assuring a congress In complete accord with Presi dent McKinley so far as financial legis lation is concerned; but on this point we think Its estimate is conservative. It gives Protection a minority of 1; our figures give It a majority of that much with the vice-president's vote in reserve in case of a tie. However, the truth will soon be known. In the meantime the Herald Is to be congratulated upon a creditable piece of enterprise. Its work beats sewer wash all hollow. Three years of efficient work in the commissioners' office clearly entitle S. W. and Giles Roberts to a re-election, and they will get it by handsome ma jorities. "The nan for Congress." If it has not been The Tribune's priv ilege in this campaign to take the In itiative in speaking commendatory words concerning the personal char acter of the Republican nominee for congress It must at least be granted the privilege to refer to them when said by others. One of the most dis cerning tributes elicited by the pres ent contest uppeared In the last issuo of the Industrial News, and it pos sesses especial Interest because of its promulgation by the official organ of the Scranton Central Labor Union. "The nomination of Mr. Connell for representative from this congressional district," says the News, "is a cir cumstance upon which all classes of people may congratulate themselves, but none more so than the working people. His enreer In this city and in the coal fields of Pennsylvania has been pre-eminently that of a working man, who by his Integrity and force of character and patient application to his work, whether it was the mod est undertakings of his earlier years or one of the greater ventures which have been co-extensive with the develop ment and the prosperity of this city and valley, has worked his way up the ladder to the very top round of honorable success. While his career has been typical of that of thousands of other men. who, profiting by the liberty and scope given their talents under our free government, have start ed with nothing and achieved wealth and distinction, yet there are so many characteristics seen In this man of more than ordinary note that his can didacy In the relation it bears to the people of this district Is worth more than casual comment. He Is an Ideal American representative and law maker for an American people. He Is one of the common people by birth, and he has, unlike many others whose career has been similar to his, always remained one of them In sympathy. His nomination hardly means more than the recognition of one of our worklngmen whose ability and sound ness of judgment Is already proved by success achieved. That Is practically the only difference between his can didacy and what would be signified by the nomination of- one of the many hundreds of conscientious and high minded workingmen in this district. The responsibility to each and every man whom he represented In the na tional legislature, and the earnest de sire to fairly represent every class of people, could not be more fully rea lized by one of these working men than by him. "It would be a waste of time to give in detail even a few of the particulars in which his association with this val ley has redounded to its benefit. His business enterprises, employing direct ly and indirectly thousands of per sons; his charities, distributed with bountiful hand to any and every In stitution or religious sect whose creed need only be the advancement of mor ality and the alleviation of human suf fering; his private counsel and ma terial assistance extended to hundreds of persons in this city, but known only to them individually, are all too generally understood to call for any recounting. He needs no Introduction or recommendation to any man or wo man in this valley. His life and his deeds in this community for more than forty years have been testifying to his character. But, leaving aside his personal worth and his claims for recognition upon the people of this district, he is still the most lit candi date for this particular office, who could be nominated. His own business Interests are so diversified that pos sibly no man could be found in the whole district who would better un derstand the needs of each industry. And his knowledge of these things would not come second-handed or be based on any theories or generalities, but would be the result of personal experience, and acquired, much of It, In the training school of actual labor. "The very diversity of his business enterprises peculiarly qualifies him to consider intelligently those identical questions which would come before him as a legislator at Washington. In the event of the Introduction in the next session of congress of a new tariff bill and that is very possible with the election of McKinley who from here would or could more sturdily defend the Interests of this district when It came to a re-arrangement of the schedules on Iron and steel or coal, or on any of the numerous products In whose manufacture we are interested? No man's voice would be heard more quickly than William Connell's and no man's judgment on the needs of our district would be more valuable. Nor can we doubt for a moment what would be his attitude on any measure affecting the condition of the common people. It would be emphatically that the greatest good should result to the greatest number. The man who has been the exemplary citizen, the kind and thoughtful neighbor, the cheerful counsellor of the unfortunate and the benefactor of the distressed, would not be false to the characteristics of a life time when placed In the halls of con gress. Witti such a man the experi ences and realities of lift hive fur rowed too deeply, to allow him to for get the humble associates of his earlier and matured manhood. On such a man the blandishments and questionable influences which unfortunately are en countered at the capital would fall as nothing. His aim, his thought, would be the welfare of hlB district and of his home city, whose protector he would in a measure feel himself to be. "This congressional district Is to be congratulated on having as a candi date a man possessed of all of these qualifications of business and of char acter, and with it all a man who has never himself been an office seeker, although always zealous In the selec tion of good men for all of the local offices, and taking always a just pride in a clean administration of the coun ty and municipal governments. Wil liam Connell is the man whom the times and the particular needs of this district demand. He la known by and among the people; his interests and their Interests are the same; his sym pathy with them is genuine and proved by the actions of a life time: his busi ness capabilities are immense, and his special fitness for a representative Is undoubted." The fight which AWx. T. Connell is encountering in the Second district 'has stirred up his friends, and If they re main loyal he is quite certain to tri umph. The Period of the Roorback. It seems that we have now reached the period of the eleventh-hour cam paign lie. This Is true nationally and it will doubtless ajso soon be true lo cally. All kinds of stories may be ex pected during the next six or seven days. The forgery about McK In ley's ideas on pensions Is one specimen. The local He about a large corporation assessing its employes for campaign purposes is another. We could name a dozen ad ditional stories which have come to our ears within the past forty-eight hours, but It would give them too much dig nity to honor them with serious atten tion. All that we want to say in this con nection Is to warn Intelligent voters to pay no heed whatever to any of these contemptible fabrications. The fact that a charge against a candidate or a party is withheld until too late .for effective denial should be prima facie proof of its falsity and should influence every , hon est voter to turn against the circulation of It. Up to this moment the campaign has been notably free from personali ties. There has been a lively discussion of issues and principles but no smut ting of character and very little mud sllnglng. The man who disgraces this good record by belated Hastiness should be heartily despised by every decent citizen. More Important, even, than the triumph of Protection and sound money at this election is the demon stration by the American people that they can be decent In their political strife. Thus far they have preserved an admirable tone to the canvass and have deserved the warmest congratula tion. If any politician or any desperate office-seeker shall In the closing hours of the struggle try to mar this fine record, let public opinion smite him at the ballot box and give its endorsement to the man whom he asperses. "There is no reason why in this land of ours every man who is willing to work should not have work; there is no reason why every man who works should not get out of his dally toil a comfortable sustenance for himself and for his family; If it is not so today It is because somebody has meddled; It is because some one has made mistakes; it is because some clumsy hand has tak en hold of the delicate machinery of our public finances. You were prom ised good times four years ago If you would adopt Democratic measures; you were beguiled into accepting the prom ise, and I ask you today whether there has been fulfillment in any part of the programme." General Benjamin Har rison. The future of the Indian on this con tinent depends largely upon the extent to which he shall be educated. Educa tion can save his race from extinction; and it is the only force which can. It is therefore Interesting to note that last year the attendance of Indian pu pils in schools reached an aggregate of 23,352, an increase of 316 over the pre vious year. This Increase Isn't very startling, but It is a good deal better than none at all. There Is yet danger lest some Repub licans should be trapped Into splitting their ticket when voting for county commissioners. When we say that this would Incur the risk of putting out the present Republican majority in that office and putting in a Democratic ma jority, such voters will doubtless be on their guard. This is not a good year to give encouragement to the political enemy. Free silver will not open the mills nor restore the depleted savings ac count. That can be done only through Protection, sound money and a revival of business confidence. See that you vote for more work. "They have made you poor by stop ping the factories; they have made you poor by taking your work and wages, and now they propose to make you rich by a card trick by calling 50 cents a dollar." General Benjamin Harrison. The story that Bryan foresees defeat, but hopes, nevertheless, to establish himself with an eye to the future, is entirely credible. Bryan Is young. Pome day, on a better platform, he may have better luck. .-. - . -. - If the election were held tomorrow there Isn't any doubt that John F. Rey nolds would carry the Fourth district handsomely. Let his friends see that during the next eight days his strength Bhall stow. At a conservative estimate Lacka wanna county's share of the loss Inflict ed by the Bryan-Wilson tariff was up wards of ?5,000.000. No wonder Bryan won't discuss the tariff. From the speech of tho people It Is evident that the Republican candidates for auditor, Messrs. Kiefer and Ward, are sure to be elected. Vote for them. Down Philadelphia way It looks as if Ashbrldge would simply masticate Crow, What Bryan Did While in Congress From the Times-Herald. In order to arrive at a practical conclu sion as to what a man will do if intrusted with power ft is customary to consult hia past public record. The American people have been addicted to this habit for years. When a man Is a candidate for a great of fice the electorate la justified in making a close scrutiny of his acts In whatever public capacity he may have served as at; fording a reliable Index of his probable at titude toward issues that are pending. Very little reference has been made In this campaign to Mr. Bryan's record In congress, perhaps for the very good rca. son that ho has no record that la of suf ficient Importance to oiiallengo publia attention. But Mr. Bryan had a great "talking record" In congress. He began developing hU rear platform style of ora tory Immediately after his election to he Flfty.seeond congress. Like most talk ing members of congress, he was long on oratory but short on legislative results. The only way to judge the value of Mr. Bry an's congressional oratory Is to ascertain tho fato of the measures which he cham pioned. It must be borne In mind thin the house was Democratic by a large major ity during his two terms. In the first ses sion of the Fifty-second congress he In troduced forty-two bills and Joint resolu tions. Among theso were bills to place barbed wire. Iron rods, binding twine, lumber and salt on the free list. He made, twenty-two speeches during this session, but only three of the measures which he advocated were passed. In the second session of the Fifty-second congress none of the three bills which ho introduced became a law, although he made the chambers resound with his mel. litlous voice on seven different occasions. During the first session of the Fifty-third congress Mr. Bryan Introduced thirteen bills, none of which passed either house, although Mr. Bryan broke out In Impas sioned oratory not less than twenty times, eight of the speeches being devoted to tire silver question. In tho second sesBlon of the Fifty-third congress Mr. Bryan Intro duced fifteen bills and joint resolutions, only two of which became laws, althoun he regaled the house with ninety-two sepa rate and distinct outbursts of oratory. In the third session of the Fifty-third congress Mr. Bryan introduced six meas. ureg, three of thorn being separate Joint resolutions to make the president of the United Btates Ineligible for a second term, and another to make the president in eligible to succeed himself. He spoke llf-ty-two times during this session, but none of the measures which he Introduced be came a law. The two crowning achieve ments of statesmanship to which Mr. Bryan points with especial pride are iha bill providing for the building of a pas senger elevator In the postotltce at Lincoln, and the Wilson-Gorman mill-destroying, shop-wrecking, debt-creating tariff bill. Mr. Bryan enjoys the distinction of hav ing been a member of the ways and means committee which framed that no torious souphouse "revenue" measure. The Wilson bill embodied more radical free trade principles than any other act passed by the Democratic party since 1833. It was framed with reckless disregard for the Industrial Interests of the country. It placed Iron ore, bituminous coal, wool, cotton ties, binding twine, nearly all farm products on the free list, and made most radical and sweeping reductions in Im port duties on the whole line of compet ing commodities. It repealed the bounty on sugar, also the reciprocity paragraph of the McKinley bill. The duties on woolen goods were reduced to an od valorem rate of less than CO per cent. If this bill had passed as originally framed by Mr. Bryan and his committee It would have been much more destructive to American Industries than the Wilson Gorman bill, and the treasury deficits would have been much larger. The bill, as modified by the scnate.transferred ninety-two articles from the dutiable to the frco list, reduced the duty of seven arti cles 75 per cent., on 112 articles 50 to 75 per cent, on 3t;8 articles 25 to 60 per cent., on 250 articles 25 per cent. Having assisted in destroying the home market for the farmer, throwing hundreds of thousands of men out of employment, and In creating a deficit In the treasury of ' 100,0uo,o0o tn twenty-five months, Mr. Bryan Is now ask ing the wage-earners to vote for a dollar which, when paid out to labor that Is lucky enough to be employed, will buy 50 pur cent, less of the necessaries of life than tho dollar which Is now paid to labor. TWO EFFICIENT SERVANTS. From the Olyphant Record. One of the three commissioners now serving the people of our county Is 8. W. Roberts, a man of tho people and one who has fulfilled the duties of the office with dignity and fidelity. Mr. Roberts was elected on the Republican ticket three years ago, and the party organization felt In duty bound to honor so faithful an of ficial with the nomination for a second term. Hence S. W. Roberts is before the electors of the county for a second term as commissioner, and If for the first term he could do so well, his services for the next three years ought to be of greater value to the citizens of Lackawanna county. He Is a strong man in the party, and there Is no doubt In the minds of those who are In touch with the electors that he will be again chosen to succeed himself. Giles Roberts, commissioner of our county, has discharged the duties of that office with fidelity. His faithfulness so commended him to the Republicans of our county that they decided to nominate him for a second term, and now the gen tlemun is before the electors of Lacka wanna county for a return to the position he has fulfilled with credit to himself an 1 honor to the party. Mr. Roberts Is well known to the rank and file of the party he represents. Three years ago he se cured the confidence of the electors and was elected to the office he now holds. He was then comparatively unknown. Todav he is well known. Ho Is familiar with the duties of the office he holds, and the people of Lackawanna win consult their own interests by retaining him In the office he so ably fills. the (;ou)i:. age. From the Philadelphia Record. Tho growth of international commerce ait a rate of more than four times that of even the remarkable increase of popula tion since lx;o Is irrefutable evidence of an unprecedented Increase of general wealth among the principal nations of Europe- and America. Notwithstanding the rant of demagogues and visionary world-menders, there is at the present time a wider diffusion of comforts throughout the civilized world than dur ing any previous era of human history. AWE OU A PENSIONER? Your pension would buy only half as much of the necessaries and comforts of life If paid you In cheap dollars as It buys you now. If you think your pension is too large, vote for silver and have it re duced. TOLD BV THE STARS. Daily Horoscope Drawn by Ajncchnt The tribune Astrologer. Astrolabe cast: 3.31 a. m., for Monday, A child born on this day will notice that the most resonant throats are usually found on the free silver calamity howlers, whose hands have never been sullied by toil. It Is evident that the editors of two of our Sunday contemporaries are In a fair way to decorate the face of the moon with crimson splashes. As election day approaches the "glad hand" of Scranton's original silver man becomes more Inanimate and clammy. Mr. Merrlfleld, having been there be fore. Is, of course, prepared to get It In the larnyx as usual. AJacchns' Advice. Do not argue In the Interest of the farmer If you are a free trader. Do not bat on Bryan, even at odds of II to 1- GOLDSMITH'S SUBSTANTIAL BARGAINS. BARGAIN I-50 doz. Ladies' Shrunk Flannel Skirts, in Grey,, Navy and Red, measuring 39 by 90 inches, which most stores hold at $1.00. The Bazaar Price, 59c BARGAIN 2. -'-Children's Flannelette Night Gowns, with yoke, Bishop Sleeve, and for all ages from 2 to 8 years. The Bazaar Price, 50c BARGAIN JU-Ladies' Flannelette Night Gowns, every Garment 56 to 60 Inches Long. Neat Patterns. Neck 13 to 17. The Bazaar Price, 59c BARGAIN 4. Ladies' Wool Eiderdown Dressing Sacques, in Grey, Pink, Cardinal and Light Blue, sizes 32 to 44. Collar, front. Sleeves have crotcheted edges and Ribbon at neck. The Bazaar Price, 45c BARGAIN 5. -At Silk Counter. 10 pieces of the Finest Oil Boiled Rustling Taffeta Fancy Silks, which heretofore never have sold at less than $1.50 per yard. The Bazaar Price, 79c DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE And buy your garments elsewhere. Come to our mammoth tailoring es tablishment, see the very latest in Suitings, Overcoatings and Trouserings. Get them made to your order, at ready-made prices. All garments are made on our premises, under our own supervision. We guarantee our work and fit and don't allow a garment to leave our store except it is perfectly satisfactory to you and ourselves it is our greatest aim to please our customers. All garments made by us are kept in repair free of charge. GREAT EASTERN SUIT AND PANTS COMPANY, D L0STE,N Branch 14. 427 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Branch 14. Blue Delf Is now In demand, and It should be, for it's artistic to the Inst degree We are supplying this demand along wilh every other in our line. See Oood In Show Window. The demons, Ferber, O'malley Co., I'll LfCKAWANNl AVE. Our Specialty For This Month, Overcoats , SI 3 Blue, Black. Brown, or Oxford Beavers, Kerseys or jMcltons, Also your choice of Covert Cloths and the rougher goods any kind of lining silk, serge or woolen. Made in our own tailor shops and fit perfect. Competitive times in crease our business. GREAT ATLANTIC PANTS CO., 3I9 Lackawanna Ave. POULTRY Turkeys, Hacks, Chickens, Fretih Every Day. 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