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THE SCBANTON" TRIBUNE TUJ28DAT MOHNIXO, DECEMBER 29. isn.
Zfy (ktXQXitoxi Zxitunt 1'allyaud Weekly. No Suudar KdiUoo. Published at Scranton, Pa., by Tha Tribune Publishing Company. Kew York Office; Tribune Bnlldins. Frank & Gray, Manager. T1RJID AT TH FOSTOFFICI AT BCRAHTOH. PA.. AS HC0ND-CLAB3 MAIL IIATTBR- SCRANTON. DECEMBER 29. 1S96. L -- "- -J Presumably Mr. Thomas Dolan thinks It quite as "legitimate" to at tempt to buy state legislators as to pur chase city councilmen and rush through franehlse jobs In the Interests of the favored few. It will be seen whether the public Is ready to Indorse his view of the matter. Senator Penrose's Strength. The follow ing alifinment of Republi can members of the next state house of representatives on the United States senatorial issue is believed from present information to be very nearly correct: For Wanamaker Penrose, or Doubtful. Adams 1 1 Allesheny " 8 Armstrong 2 Heuver 2 iHcdford 1 1 Hoiks 3 lilair 2 Bradford 1 2 Mucks 3 - Hutler 3 Cambria 1 1 Chester 3 1 Clearfield 1 1 Clinton 1 Cumberland 1 Iauphln 4 1 tela ware 1 2 Krle 2 1 J'ayptte S - Korvst 1 Franklin 2 HimtlnmJon 2 lii'liann 2 Jirerson 1 Lackawanna 3 1 Lancaster 1 LawrencH 2 Lebanon I 1 LohiKh 1 - Luzerne 3 2 Lyi'omlng 1 , 2 McKean t 1 Mercer 2 1 Mifflin 1 Moii'tHomery ! Northaniiton 2 Northumberland 2 Perry 1 Philadelphia 2 12 Potter 1 Schuylkill 4 1 Hurler 1 Somersi't 1 1 Sullivan 1 Susquehanna 2 TloKa 1 1 Tnlon 1 Venango 1 1 Warren 1 Washington 3 Wayne 1 1 Westmoreland 2 2 Wyoming 1 119 .'2 In addition, Senator Penrose will have the support of not less than "6 out of the 44 Republican senators, ranking a total strength In the senatorial caucus of 155. We consider that this estimate Is conservative. The New York Journal has under taken to overthrow Senator Quay by ridiculing his war record. That needs no defense; but even hnd It been In conspicuous for bravery, the senator has fully established lighting qualities since. Untrue. The National League of Business Men, nn organization established on a perma nent basis to preserve the honor anil In tegrity of state and nation, and Indorsed by President-elect McKlnley In language of unqualified approval, has come to stay, and will in the future take an actls'e part In public affairs. From the French Blankenburg Manifesto, Similar statements are made by Mr. Thomas Dolan, who goes further and Fays this new corporation machine will, regardless of Wanamaker's fate, continue to fight for a grip on the state government. It Is untrue that this factional dis tortion of the league's original pur pose as a national Republican auxil iary has received President-elect Mc Klnley's unqualified approval. He approved Its declaration of principles, und they merit approval; but to say he Indorsed the league's ulterior purpose of overthrowing Quay and turning the commonwealth Into a corporation prop erty Is to Insult his manhood and give color to the Bryan insinuations as to the character of the recent Republican campaign. Under Quay's leadership Pennsylva nia's Republicanism rose to the 300,000 mark. Is it Dolan's purpose to make the state Democratic? Mayor Strong, of New York, says he regards Mr. Choate as a fit man for senator, but he doesn't see the use of setting him up against Piatt after Piatt has captured an Impregnable ma jority in the legislature. Perhaps May or Strong Isn't ornamental and senti mental enough In his political ideas to suit the amateurs. A Successful Newspaper. With its issue of last Saturday the Troy Times distributed a sixteen-page supplement describing In detail Its var ious and excellent facilities for produc ing one of the most enterprising and trustworthy newspapers in the coun try. The supplement was also embel lished with half tone portraits of the paper's distinguished founder, John M. Francis, and of its present editorial, executive and mechanical forces, be sides many views of the Times building and the different newspaper depart ments within that imposing and well arranged structure. Most Interesting of all was a history of the Times news paper from its Inception in June, 1851, to the present day. liy diligent, conscientious and public spirited work, the Troy Times has es tablished Itself In a relation to Its large constituency similar to that won by the Public Ledger In Philadelphia, under the direction of the late George W. Childs. It Is a dally secular gospel in which its readers have learned that they can put entire confidence, without risk of being purposely deceived. It represents a solid, conservative and manly type of journalism In sharp con trast with some of the so-called "new er" types of the time. It Is to the mind what meat Is to the body; In other words It is Invariably substantial and beneficial. It has been a notable suc cess financially, thanks to prudent and skilful business management; but It has been even more successful In Its uplifting public Influences; and the present Is a good opportunity to ac knowledge some part of the public's manifest Indebtedness. It Is of public Interest to note in this connection, that John M. Franels, the founder and present editor-ln-chlef of the Times, was the first American edi tor to classify news into separate de partments; and his son. Colonel Charles S. Francis, who is the half-owner and general manager of the Times, was the first journalist to employ half-tone il lustrations as a regular feature of daily newspaper production. It Is announced by Walter Wellman that Major McKlnley has at no time considered more than two names In connection with the next state secre taryshipthose of Senators Sherman and Allison. The former Is first choice and Mr. Wellman thinks he wlil accept. How true this is we do not know. P.ut we do know that John Sherman at the head of the state department would command very general confidence and respect, and would bring to the office the most ripened nnd varied experi ence. As he is now the leading mem ber of the senate committee on foreign relations, the appointment would come in the line of natural promotion. Interesting, it Trus or False. That certainly Is an Interesting story which James Creelman cables from Madrid with reference to an intended ulllance of European powers to pre vent Americans from intervening .n Cuba. It probably Is the basis of M. ie Rlowltz's sensational dispatch from Paris to the London Times, printed Sat urday und denied Sunday. This is the Creelman version, abridged: Last July the Spanish liilu lsterof foreign affairs, theDukeof Tetu an, held, conferences at San Sebastian with six European ambassadors and told them it was the purpose of the Queen Regent to send an Identical note to the six llrst-class powers, asking them to address a note of advice and warning to the United States on the subject of American Interference in Cuban' affairs. This was to be done quietly und was to strike the Washing ton authorities like a lightning stroke from a clear sky. The note was writ ten and ready for transmission when Minister Taylor, by accident, learned of the purpose. lie charged ojie of the six ambassadors with the plot, said he proposed at once to cable news of the matter to Washington, and Intimated that he expected nn Immediate recall, with war on Spain to follow. The am bassador, so Mr. Creelman says, begged for an hour's delay, rushed to the Duke of Tetuan, told him how matters stood, and presently the duke sent for Min ister Taylor, and gave him the most solemn assurances that the project had been precipitately abandoned. This Is the story, Interesting, if true; in fact, Interesting anyhow. Mr. Creel man ordinarily would not take a prize for accuracy; but he declares with Im pressive earnestness that this time at least he Is not fibbing a little bit. And probably he is not. It would be like Spanish diplomacy to attempt a trick of that kind. There is small likelihood, however, that any power save possibly Oermany would gfve heed to such a re quest or take needless chances of In curring our ill will. Germany might, because Germany, since Ulsmarck re tired, has been very much In the I. inds of amuteurs; but England, France and Russlat at least surely would not, However, all's well that ends well. The United States, in Monroe's time, with only 12,000.000 inhabitants, successfully withstood the formidable Holy Al liance; It needn't fear newspaper "com bines" now, when it has a navy, Jack Robinson and 6D,!l9,9!itf other vigorous inhabitants, Ex-Mlnlster Phelps says: "The reb els In Cuba have no organized govern ment, and not even an abiding place which they qan call their own. They are merely a guerilla force, which would speedily be annihilated if drawn into a general engagement with the much superior Spanish army. It proves Its existence by Its dexterity in avert ing such an engagement. It would be absurd to say that such a force con stitutes a government, or that the Span ish government In Cuba has been over thrown, or that any diplomatic rela tions could exist between these rebels and the government of the United States." What a fine old Tory Mr. Phelps would have been had he lived 120 years ago. Readers of thnt interesting little pub lication for advertisers called Brains will be glad to learn than Manly M. Glllam, the man whose skill as a writ er and placer of advertisements did so much to build up John Wanamaker's business, has been secured to conduct for that paper a weekly department of answers to business questions. His ex perience, in other words, Is put at the public's command. It would doubtless pay the advertisers of Scranton to bear this fact in mind. Dispatches from a number of places tell how indignant Americans have burned General Weyler In efllgy. That doesn't hurt the real Weyler a particle and only looks childish. The best way for the Individual citizen of this free republic to show his displeasure at Weylerlsm Is to petition congress to recognize Cuba's independence and then to subscribe what money he can to aid the Cubans In their heroic struggle. With horror the Manufacturer ex claims: "The very fact that the foreign relations committee agreed to report the Cameron resolution favorably sent stocks shooting downward several points!" Well, what of it? Is the gov ernment at Washington to be run for the exclusive accommodation of the Stock exchange? The news that Minister Ransom agrees with Secretary Olney In his stand on the Cuban question does not pro duce a sensation of shock. Office-holders seldom do differ radically In pub llshed opinions from the appointing power. According to the state dairy and food commissioner, the artificial yellow col or Imparted to dairy butter in winter is caused In many cases by a prepara tion of coal tar, a substance unfit to enter the human stomach. If that be true, we do nut see why the law should not forbid artificial coloring. Even where the pigment Is harmless It Is odi ous to healthy palettes, and no possible good results from Its Intermixture with pure butter. We should like to see the legislature put a heavy penalty on all doctorers of butter. - - - Opponents of the American navy would have felt nice If a war with Spain should have come and we should have had no battleships with which to hold our own Mr. Wanamaker was too ill to speak at Erie last evening, but we dare say his money will do a good bit of quiet talking at Harrisburg ere many days have passed. Wilkes-Barreans are still jeering at Scranton for Its small support of the Sleveking-Blspham concert; and the worst of it is, we have no adequate de fence. Jdsf a Word op Tuto of Casual Mention Mayor Bailey receives some very funny anonymous letters from persons not only In Scranton, but even as fur west as San Frunclseo. One that came to him the day before Christmas was from a little girl who urged him to appoint her pa on the police force. The reason she made the request was that her father promised to buy her u piano if the mayor should Bee tit to appoint him. Here Is a letter to his honor received yesterday: Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 20, lSiHi. Mayor of Soiunton und Board of Alder men. Gentlemen: We appeal to you to help expose these blackguards against our peo ple. They charge us Jo.25 a ton for coul. It Is un outrage on our people. You gen tlemen know the real price of coal. These men sit In an office and want to rob us. They do no work ut all, but want to make $1.25 a ton, while your miner gets only "0 cents a ton. It Is a shame. Now, help us expose the 1. L. & W. H. H. gang, also their friends here who arc in league with them to rob the hundreds of people who have not a pound of coal to burn. I say again, expose them. The D L. & V the C. U. It. of N. J., the Lehigh Valley und other companies receive as freight t a ton on a eur of thirty tons. This makes $tw. Expose Sliuin, McTwombley, Max well, Williams, Baker, Wilbur. Harris & Son. The people of Jersey City call on you for help against this railroad coal trust. Let our people ruise up and drive this gang of railroad presidents off the earth. They are robbing the people and the railroads and the stockholders. Help us! Yours for justice and the people. Laura Burt, the talented young wo man who does such clever work "In Old Kentucky," which was produced at the Frothlngham Saturday, is very wdl known in this city ami has a large fol lowing of warm personal friends. Al though still a very young womun she has been on the stage quite a number of years, first attracting murked attention by her work In "Blue Jeans." She has two step brothers who reside In this city. One Is the Uev. Floyd Roberts and the others is employed as a car decorator by the Delaware, ljukawaiwia and Western company. Miss Burt Is usually accom panied on her travels by her moth"r, who has been in the city for a week past visiting Mr. ami Mrs. John Courier Mor ris, of Madison avenue. She left the city with her daughter Sunday for Trenton, N. J. .Miss Burt is pretty and a very en tertaining conversationalist, but she is a young woman of strong common sense wllhal and her success behind the foot lights has In no way turned her pretty head. Although workmen an army of them seemingly are hustling and bustling about the court house every day It Is not likely that the court rooms will be In a condition that will admit of their occu pancy for ut least another month. Tho work hus at this time progressed so far, however, that a fair Idea can be obtained of the appearance of the rooms when com pleted. The main court room will be tho most lavishly decorated but the room that will be occupied by the Superior court will also present a very Inviting appear ance. Old No. 2 court room, which will hereafter be known at No. 3, will be severely plain by comparison with the other two rooms. The Interest the tax payers take In the Improvements that are going on Is shown by the large number of men who dally visit the temple of Justice to observe the progress that is being made. A case Is mentioned In the Medical Rec ord which ought to have Interest for nil dwellers in cities. It happened in New York. A music teacher and a sewer In spector occupied adjoining flats. The sewer Inspector lacked an appreciative eur for the sounds propelled by music pu pils straining for high notes, and as a buue he hired a hand organ chorus, also beating time with a hammer on a -coll of pipes. This led to litigation. The music teacher sued the sewer Inspector In the criminal courts, where the case was thrown out. Then he sued him in the civil courts, and there the action Is still pend ing. We suspect there are several Scran tonians living near music studios who will await with eagerness the court's decision. Recently a report got abroad that Dr. Dunnell was engaged in recruiting a com pany of soldiers to go to Cuba to aid the patriots, ami scarcely a day has pussed since that one or more men have not culled at his ottlee to enlist. The doctor says that there Is no truth In the report concerning his Intending to take lighters to Cuba, but he Is firmly of the opinion that he could gather up enough men for two companies Inside of two weeks rlKht in this city. He ulso unhesitatingly avers that if he was free to act he would do this very thing and do it willingly. Over In Hyde Park there Is a hnrdwaru store and a wet goods store adjoining. Just opposite the division line is a tele graph pole. From a point near the afors sald dividing line of the buildings to the uforesuld telegraph pole a string was strung and thereon the hardware mer chant suspended a sign, "Headquarters for Skates." The wet goods man, as might be expected, made a vigorous kick, and the sign Is not there now. Talking of signs, this city can boast of some daisies. Over on Cedar avenue there Is a strip of tin on the front of a building just at the head of nn alley way, announcing "Pants Mended In the Rear." Oukford court offers "Traneion Holding and Dressmaking." Misspelled wording of signs Is so common that it might not be a bad Idea to adopt the Russian plan of having an Inspector of signs, whose duty It Is to proof read every business announcement appearing on the public thoroughfares. There Is talk of the organization of a Tom Moore club among the Scranton ad mirers of Erin's sweet singer, and the celebration of his anniversary In June with a banquet ufter the manner In which the Soots of this city honor the memory of their revered bard. Hon. John E. Bir. rett nnd Colonel F. J. Fltzslmmons, who are great students and devotees of Moore, are at the head of the movement, It Is said. -::- In the street cars of Philadelphia thlB notice Is seen: "Do Not Spit on the Floor. By Order of the Board of Health." Such a nbtice In the trolley mrs of Scranton might be placed with good results. WHAT WE OUGHT TO OO. From the New York Sun. As President Monroe pointed out In his first annual message, the United States, "through every stage of the conflict" be tween Spain and her American colonies, had maintained an Imperial neutrality between the combatant.', regarding the contest as a "civil war" ..nd recognizing the revolutionists as belligerents. Mr. Cleveland might have given like recogni tion to the Cubans a year ago and not a word of protest would have been uttered by any European power. No word of protest could be uttered, ill view of the fact that at the outset of our own civil war. before the first battle of Bull Run was fought, when It was as yet umie termlned whether the civil war then threatened, would not be over In. ninety days, England, France, and Spain recog nized the Confederates as belligerents. In the light of the law of nations and of the precedents made by our treatment of other Spanish-American revolutionists, ho possible objection can be made to the recognition of Cubans as belligerents ex eept upon the score of our own selfish In terests, It being true, of course, that a declaration of neutrality would expose our vessels to the exercise of the right of search by Spain. This was as true a year ago us It is now, but seeing that for a twelvemonth longer the Cubans have proved their ability to withstand the whole might of Spain, it seems that equity requires us to go one step further, und formally recognize the Independence which the Cubans have shown themselves qualified to maintain. WANAMAKERISM EXPLAINED. "Penn," In Philadelphia Bulletin. The canvass which the Independents made for Grow In Itwl does not compare in thoroughness and resources with the canvass which has been made this year In the Interior for Wanamaker. No point hus 'been left uncovered, no man who could possibly be pulled away from his allegiance to Quuy's leadership bus been neglected, and no lar t amount of money has ever been exptnded In a senatorial contest In the memory of this generation. The men who are most active in support ing the 1'hiludclphla merchant are either rich or old stagers In politics, and not In frequently both. Thomas Dolan, with his large knowledge of the springs of action In Pennsylvania politics, his sagacious diplomacy and his persuasive power as an organizer anil provider, hns been a potent force In organizing business men, while young Frank, Willing Leach, who knows something of1" every wheel and cog In the state organization from stem to stern, has ever since last summer given up his days and nights to the Wunumuker cause. These two men alone, with a can didate like Wanamaker, would make a pretty formidable team to buck against, ami to them are to be added not only an array of millionaires and mercantile magnutes, but un assortment of veterans in politics like Mugee, Martin and Losch. Some of these managers, or their agents, spent money liberally early lust spring In the campaigns for nominating members of the legislature, and It Is now charged, although with much exaggeration, that fully J7',ii0 hus been expended In the in terest of the Philadelphia!!. I! II- I! The Wanamaker canvass, which vir tually began nearly a year ago, was much ridiculed at the start; but it has developed Into a movement which Quay men confi dentially admit will tax all their resources to crush. Minus Governor Hastings, It embodies all the elements of the combine In city and slate In Its first fight on Quay; men who have since become disgruntled over Quay; the mercantile forces of Phila delphia, some old-time anti-Quay reform ers; strong moneyed Interests; and not a few enthusiastic persons who regard Wanamaker as a being who fulls hardly short of divine Inspiration. The combina tion, If a motley one, Is stronger thun the combine of 1S95 In Its direct light against Quay, and has been conducted with ex trordinury skill and energy as regards the circulation of money, literature and scandal. But the effects of its work are not so visible here us they are in the in terior. The majority of the Philadelphia delegation will be against Wanamaker; only one of the dozen dally papers here, notwithstanding the fact that they derive a quarter of a million dollars In advertis ing revenue from him, Is openly and un reservedly supporting him, and that one Is owned by his son-in-law; and even some of the regulation anti-Quay forces tf former years are now passive or luke warm. Outside of the city there is con siderable popular sentiment for the Phila delphlan on the part of honest, homely folk; there are plenty of editorials In the country press which ring with tributes and hosannas, whllo In New York the raking lire which he was expected to receive from the guerillas and sharp shooters) of papers like the World, Sun and Post has been Indefinitely postponed since his advent into New York as one of tho most desirable of their advertisers In his magnificent revival of the A. T. Stewart business. THE llHIGHT LITTLE GIRL. Her blue eyes they beam and they twin kle, Her lips have made smiling more fair; On cheek and on brow there's no wrinkle, But thousands of curls in her hutr. She's little you don't wish her taller; Just half through the teens In her age; And baby or lady to call her (Were something to puzzle a sage! Her wnlk Is far better than dancing; She speaks as another might sing; And all by an innocent chancing Like lambkins and birds in the spring. Unskilled In the airs of the city, She's perfect lnnatural grace; She's gentle, and thoughtful, nnd witty, And ne'er spends a thought on her face. Her face, with the fine glow that's In It, As fresh as an apple tree bloom And, oh! when she comes, In a minute, Like sunbeams, she brightens the room. As taking in mind as In feature, How many will sigh for her sake! I wonder, the sweet little creature, What sort of a wife she would make? -William Alllngham, In Philadelphia Bul letin. CHRISTMAS Rush is over, but we still have a few choice goods in LAMPS, CHINA, BRIC-A-BRAC, COT GLASS That will do nicely for a New Year gift, THE demons, Ferber, O'MalleyCo., 434 Lackawanna Ave. SANTA CLAUS Bends his book or , dart to our HOLIDAY STORE in Wash. Ave., Opp. Court Hoiim. BEIDLEIHAN. THE BOOKMAN 437 Spruce Street. GOLDSMITH'S BUT NONE IN SCRANTON which can compare in any way with our mammoth tailoring establishment. Qur line in Suitings, Trouserings and Over coatings is as complete as you will find in any city. Our patterns and fashions are up-to-date and the very latest only. Should our price? be too low let 'us know and we will make the necessary correction. Our work and fit we guarantee. We don't allow a garment to leave our place except perfectly satisfactory. Buying facilitiei enable us to sell at MUCh lOWCr tliail lOWCSt prices, hence here, like everywhere els;, our immerne suc;eis. IT asm SUIT AND PANTS COMPANY, D L0SfEIN Brunch 14. 427 SPECIAL SALE OF Fine Books Discount of 25 On Our Entire Stock of Handsome Bound Books. Reynolds Bros., Stationers and Engrave, HOTEL JERMYN BUILDINO. ESTABLISHED THIRTY YEARS. NOW IN OUR NEW STORE, 130 WYOMING AVENUE Coal Exchange, Opp, Hotel Jermyn. We haTO the finest store and moat complet) stock In all this section, of witches, fine jewelr, diamonds, sterling silver ware, sterling silver novelties, rich cut gl1ss, clocks, etc. Our Prices are always bottom. II you have not seen u In our rew store It will pay you to call. K BOOKS MERCEREAU GONNELL VOirCAN SAVE RJNEY BY B J YIN 3 NEW AND SECOND-HAND CLOTHING Ladles' and Children's Wear. Seal and Plush Sacqiies, Curpets and Feather Beds From L POSNER, 21 Lackawanna Ave. xooooooooooooo All Holiday Goods left over from the Christmas trade must be disposed of within the next few days. We take Inventory the first week in January and will not pack these goods away. Therefore come and take them at your own price. I Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, With every pair of Skates we will give a ticket . . which will entitle the par- chaser to one it Chance on a Spalding Bicycle, 1897 Hode!. We have a full line of in door Games tor the Holidays. Florey's, Avenue, V. M. C A. BUILDI.1G. 11 J 111 nil in. Our Holiday Display of useful an J ornamental articles was never so large as this season's exhibit. The advantage of having so large and varied an assortment to select from will be apparent to all who contem plate giving presents or a substantial and artistic character, or buying for their own use. Writing Desks. Dressing Turtles, Chcval (i lasses, Couches, Kockcrs, Keclining and Easy Chairs, Music Cabinets, Parlor Cabinets and Tables, Work Tables, Curio Cases, Tea Tables, Vernis.Martin Cabinets, Parlor and Fancy Inlaid Chairs, (Wit Kecjption Chairs, Parlor Suits in Gilt, Pedestals, Jardinieres, Book Cases, Shaving Stands all marked at moderate prices in plain figures. HILL & GONNELL, 131 & 133 Washington Ava, WOLF & VVENZEL, gji Linden., Opp. Court Horn;, PRACTICAL TINNERS and PLUMBERS Sols Acents for Rlchtrdson Boyntoo' ' FarnacM aud Bang suns BAZAAR 1 Pa. Branch II. IT WONT PAY To carry Holiday Goods in Btock for twelve months in order to sell them at a profit. Fickle fashion may decree a change in form, shape or style by that time. No, we won't run the rhk. What we have left over nvsr GO. WIS VI Vllkllll vv 119 Washington Avenue. Oar Great Offer. Prices Re duced on All Goods, Suits and Overcoats to order $14.00. Pants to Measure $3.00. GREAT ATLANTIC PANTS CO,, Bnt 319 Lacka Ave. "a CALL UP 3682i OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE. Ml TO ii MERIDIAN STREET M.W. COLLINS, Manager.' DR. C W. GREEN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Electrical Treatment a Specialty. Office. 007. 608 and oou Mean Building, SCRANTON, PA. The moat complete equipment of Electrical machine and appliances (or medical uae to ba oind In a pnjriicfan'e office outside of Near lurk. Medical nnd electrical treatment for all eaten amenable to either or both. C. W. GREEN, M. D 007, 009 and OD Wear Building, Scranton. Houra- a,m, to IS. 1 i.m.to6; 7.80 to 1 HSIONEY OIL IIKD MANUflGTORIIC CO. life fell! -I