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PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY. TIIOS. A. BUCKLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TERMS, - - $1.50 PER YEAR. FREELAND, SEPTEMBER 5, 1892. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. NATIONAL. President, Grover Cleveland New York Vice President, AdltU E. Stevenson Illinois STATE. Judge of Supreme Court, Christopher Heydriek Venango County Congressmen-jit- Large, George Allen Erie County Thomas P. Merritt. ilerks County COUNTY. Congressman, William H. Hincs.. Wilkes-Barre Senator, J. ltidgeway Wright - Wilkes-Barre Sheriff, William Walters. Sugarlouf Township Hecorder, Michael C. Russell Edwardsville Coroner, H. W. Trimmer Lake Township Surveyor, James Crockett Ross Township We denounce protection as a fraud, a robbery of the great majority of the Ameri can people for the benefit of the fete.— DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. New Jersey ami tlie Conspirators. When the coal conspirators formed their combination they did so in con scious violation of law. They made confession of this when they lobbied a bill through the New Jersey legislature to legalize their lawless conspiracy against the public welfare. Now that the courts have pronounced their agreement unlawful and void, and have issued an injunction forbidding further proceedings under it, the con spirators assume an attitude of defiance, and their chief, McLeod, arrogantly announces that: This cannot have the eifect of chang ing or disarranging our traffic arrange ments in any way. These arrangements are so obviously advantageous to botli parties that neither could afford to in terrupt or change them. That is to say, the fleecing of the public by an illegal combination of cor porations is found to be so profitable to all who share in the robbery that they have no notion of submitting themselves even to the peremptory decrees of the courts, hut intend to go on breaking the law. And so they add another *25 cents to the price of coal. But the matter is, fortunately, not altogether in their hands. Attorney- General Stockton is preparing to bring a suit against another of the offending corporations, and Gov. Abbett declares that he will summon the legislature to deal with the problem if the defiance of the law continues. This is plainly what ought to be done. Tlie state of New Jersey can no more afford to permit this combination of capitalists to twiddle their fingers at the courts than to allow a like privilege of defiance to any more violent gang of law-breakers. — N. Y. World. IT is reported that the . Democratic candidate for congress, while making a canvass for his nomination throughout tlie lower end, came in contact with a gentleman in a town near Freeland, and was quietly drawn into a discussion of the tariff question. Mr. Hines, it is said, in endeavoring to explain its in tracacies, asserted that the Democratic platform did not mean anything like free trade and that American industries should be accorded sufficient "protec tion" to maintain themselves. His statements were something like this, but as.tlie exact words are not obtainable just now it would be well to postpone any criticism until further investigation. Tlie report, however, that Hines is a protectionist has been freely circulated, and a few words from the candidate as to his position upon the tariff would re move a largo doubt that exists in this vicinity. We do not believe that the ex-sonator lias been in politics so long without having had his eyes opened on this question, and we trust he will be no way backward in repudiating the statementss accredited to him. It is with great difficulty the Democrats of this section can he induced to swallow even tariff-for-revenue candidates, and they will certainly draw tlie line on any one tainted with protection ideas. IiiiZERNE Kepublicans will make an effort to-morrow to nominate a ticket that will beat tlie one put in the field last Tuesday by tlie Democrats. We don't believe they can do it, but there is no harm in their getting together every year and counting how many active members are left in the party. Tlie number of enthusiasts is dwindling down year after year, and the voters of the county hope the delegates will select men who will make some shape at fight ing. There is not much glory in u walk over, and the Democratic candidates will welcome a spirited campaign. Nominate men who think they will win. It won't hurt them any to be disap pointed. Luzerne Kepublicans are used to that. Go to Hugh Malloy's for the best bargains in ladies' and gents' shoes. Also boys' campaign cajis, nine cefits. WAGES LOW, PRICES HIGH. ! Benator CarlUlo DiHCusses the Ileport on Retail Prices and Wages. I The senate committee on finance has just published a part of its report on prices and wages to show the effect of the McKinley tariff act upon industry. Senator Carlisle was on this committee and took occasion during his speech of July 29 to draw some conclusions from the statistics obtained. He showed that tho tariff act of 1890 had interfered with the natural tendency to a decline in the prices of commodities and to a rise in the rates of wages, and that it made it harder and more expensive for the masses of the people of the United 1 States to live. He showed that the prices of commodities in tho United States (whether by wholesale or retail) had been enormously increased by the pas sago of the McKinley act, and by the agitation which had preceded it, and that the cost of living in the United States had increased during the period covered by the investigation more than $28.'),000,000. Ho showed in the second place that the rates of wages in fifteen unprotected industries in the United States had increased during the period covered by the investigation, while the rates of wages in fifteen of the highly protected industries in the United States had fallen since the passage of the Mc -1 Kinley act. The fifteen general occu pations in the unprotected industries 1 j were bakers, blacksmiths, bricklayers, I cabinet makers, carpenters, common laborers, farm laborers, machinists, ma ■ sons, iron molders, painters, plumbers, ■ stonecutters, tailors and tinsmiths. The average increase of wages in these . occupations had been 75-100 of 1 per cent. The fifteen highly protected oc cupations wore bar iron, boots and shoes, cotton goods, cotton and woolen goods, crucible steel, flint glass, green glass, lumber, machinery, pig iron, steel ingots, , steel blooms, steel rails, window glass and woolen goods. In these occupations the rates of wages had fallen (since tho McKinley act) an average of 89-100 of 1 per cent., as against a rise of 75-100 of 1 per cent, in the fifteen unprotected in dustries. Mr. Carlisle then went into a detailed statement as to the cost of imported goods and as to tin plate. On the latter point he quoted Mr. Aldrich as saying that the people of the United States had paid to the Welsh tin plato manufactur ers in 1891 75 cents per box more than they had been paying before that time. That was undoubtedly too true. The McKinley act had been a bonanza to the Welsh tin plate manufacturers. It had enabled them to take from the people of the United States many millions over and above their normal profits. The McKinley act had paid, not to the im porter, not to the government, not to the dealers, but directly to tho Welsh tin plate manufacturers $4,029,750, or more than half the value of the plant of the 508 tin plate works of Wales. Tho Mc- Kinley act as to tin plate had proved to be, not for the benefit of the American consumer, but of the Welsh manufac turers. In his closing remarks he exhibited two samples of woolen goods exactly alike, except as to color, manufactured in Canada. Canada, he said, was a pro tected country, but admitted wool free of duty. These specimens sold in Can- 1 ada for 22% cents a pound, but could not be made in the United States for less than 40 cents. This showed what our manufacturers could do if they were given free wool to work with. Hunting for AVuge Advances. Republican politicians are unanimous in declaring that protection has had nothing to do with the Homestead wage reductions and the strike in which thou sands there are concerned, yet they are embracing every opportunity—and they are very few—to announce an advance in wages, which of course is due to the McKinley act. Over 500 wago reduc tions in protected industries have been reported, and it will be strange if a few cases could not be found where wages had been advanced; but The American Economist, which has been searching high and low, lias been about as un fortunate as ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio, who has not found a single in stance where wages have been advanced because of the McKinley tariff act. The American Economist alleges that that it has found such cases, but un fortunately they are not such as to stand criticism. On July 22, for the third or fourtli time, The Economist announced that there had been a general increase of 5 per cent, in the wages of the em ployees of the Kings County Knitting company in Brooklyn. A man was sent to investigate this case. After much trouble and search he at last heard that the company was located in the suburbs of Brooklyn; reaching there ho found that the firm had removed to another remote corner of the same city. At last he found tho great concern in the top floor of a building. It consisted of three men and ten to fifteen girls. The pro prietor, who happened to be on hand, could remembor of no advance in wages until rominded of The American Econ omist's announcement. Three of the girls were also seen; each declared that there had boen no advance in wages to her knowledge, but that they were earn ing less than in previous years. The search will be continued and it is hoped that more favorablo reports may be made, though the outlook is not promising. Facte Hint Destroy Theories. The workingmen of this country, re marked Senator Hale a few days ago, were never so contented and well paid as now. The total number of locked out and striking employees throughout the country, says Bradstreet's, increased last week from about 00,000 to 100,000. Everybody knows the comparative value of the two authorities in these two cases. The American workingmen are as a rule verycomfortably circumstanced in these times, but the McKinley tariff can hardly be said to have raised them all into a ptyrfoct paradise of contentment and , prosperity. —Providence Journal. | ENLIGHTENED WOOL GROWERS. | Now York Sheep Men Discover That the Wool Tariff Is a Delusion. The farmers are beginning to under stand this matter. The Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders' association, of On tario and Livingston counties, in New 1 York, is one of the oldest and strongest and most representative organizations of that kind in the United States. There, sir, is one of the great centers of the fine wool growing and sheep breeding indus tries. The members of that association are in the inuin Republicans. They were protectionists. so now on everything but one thing they | know about. ! But when they got together and looked ! each other in the face in January, 1891, they concluded to stop political wool I growing and to look at that matter in a practical way. They had not neglected their political duties as they saw them. ; They had ouly a short time before elected ; to represent them from Ontario county Mr. Raines, and from Livingston Mr. 1 Wadsworth. But when these wool growers and sheep breeders got together after election, and their party was not at stake and all they had to consider was the wool business, here is the conclusion | to which they came: Whereas, It has been the policy iu the past for this association to annually pass stcreo : typed resolutions praying congress to restore the wool duty of 1807 or its equivalent; and j Whereas, This association llnally recognizes ' the unsoundness of its past j>oaition on this | question, and, over ready to correct any,error i into which it may have fallen, we beg leave to submit the following: First—We recognize that tlie wool duty is a delusion and a snare to tho wool growers, and that it has beeu largely instrumental in driv ing to the wall an Industry it was calculated to benefit. Second—Prior to 18117, under the various changes of the wool duties, the price of wool fluctuated not in sympathy with the tariff, but by reason of tho ever controlling law of domand and supply, tho grower having re ceived high prices and low prices under high tariffs, and, conversely, low prices and high prices under low tariffs. Third—The success of the wool grower de pends on tho success of the woolen manufac turer, while tho American manufacturer is seriously handicap]>ed by reason of being com pelled to pay exorbitant tariff taxes on every pound of clothing wool imported for necessary admixture, while all foroign countries of any consequence have tho benefit of free wool, and are thus enabled to undersell tho manufac turers. Fourth—The great wool tariff of 1807 resulted in driving from the eight chief wool producing States- for whoso special benefit said tariff was conceived and passed—more than 50 per cent, of their sheep in a single decade, while the price of wool declined In a nearly correspond ing ratio. Fifth—Tho importation of foreign wool in creased from about 30,000,1X10 pounds in 1807 to moro than 120,000,000 pounds in 1871, Just four years succeeding the highest duty ever ira- I jxised on wool and woolens. I Sixth—During eight of tho past eighteen ! years tho foreign price of Imported clothing wools at the last port of export actually ex ceeded the price of our domestic fleece in the markets of Boston, New York or Philadel phia, while in no single year did tho domestic wools bring the foroign price, plus the duty. Soveuth- England, France and Germany are tho only three countries in the world that ex port woolen manufactures In excess of the im ports of raw wool; in other words, those coun tries by admitting wool free have created a de maud for their home wool in excess of all wools required to clothe their people, and after giving employment to labor export more wool than they have Imported. Tho United States, on tho other hand, by imposing a high duty o" raw wool has not only destroyed our export trade, but so throttled our manufacturers as to ruin the market for domestic fleece and give to the English, French and German man ufacturers tho cream of our markets for cloths. Eighth—The free importation of raw wool Into the United .States would knock out the Imports of woolon goods, and would revive tho pi eseut depressed state of our own manufac tures, thus giving employment to lalmr here and create an Increased demand for our strong wools for necessary admixture. Ninth-Recognizing the truth of the above facts, therefore, we, the members of the On tario aud Livingston Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers' association, in convention assem bled, most respectfully petition congress t> immediately place wool and woolen manufac tures ou the free list, iu order that their indus tries may again thrive and nssuino the magni tude commensurate with a nation of 03,000,000 of people. —Speech of Hon. John De Witt Warner in Congress. Distribution of the Protected Houus. Hon. Roswell G. Hon - said some time ago in the New York Tribune that "the tariff ia levied iu tlie firat place aimplv to enable tho people of the United States to pay the high wages everywhere pre vailing in this country." Yes, it may enable some of our manufacturers to pay higher wages, hut they seldom do so. They have other usee for tlie bonus which protection puts into their pockets —some of it goes for castles in Europe aud some to hire Pinkertons to compel workmen to nccept lower wages, hnt tho largest jiortion of all is invested in lands, stocks and first mortgage bonds to enrich the tariff beneficiaries and an nex them to our army of millionaires, which lias increased 10,000 per cent, since high protection began thirty years ago. The portion that reaches tlie wago earners, even in a second handed way, conld he carried with safety in a tissue paper purse. Perhaps McKinley was right when lie said at Providence last April that "no one ever claimed that protective turiffs were intended to in crease wages." It was only intended, as Mr. HOIT explained, to enable higher wages to he paid. There is a sharp dis tinction here which has caused consid erable misunderstanding. It will he well for wago earners to make a note of it for future use. Protecting American I,alior. Scarcely an immigrant ship comes from Europe that doeH not contain her quota of imported laborers, and it is this system of importation that causes so mnch demoralization of labor and distress at times in the mining regions of Pennsylvania.' As soon as the im ported laborers understand their rights and threaten to strike in defense of them, southern Europe is drawn npon for a fresh importation, and thus the supply is kept constantly in excosa of the demand.—Philadelphia Record. The Commandment Kevlned. The commandment, "Thou shnlt not steal," is being revised by McKinley to read, "Thou shalt raise thy money for public expenses by taxing the products of other nations rather than by taxing the products of thine own; and thou shalt not tax thyself so long as thou canst find anybody else to tax.'' A SENSIBLE MOVE. A Mw York Republican Et-ABiembljmaa Becomes a Democrat. D. Morgan Hildreth, who was elected to the assembly last year by the Repub licans of the Twenty-first district, has written a letter to John Proctor Clarke, president of the Republican organiza tion ef that district, in which he says: "Permit me to tender to the Repub lican organization through you my resig nation as a member thereof. Up to the present time I have actively co-operated with Republicans, and in so doing I was actuated by a belief that the platform of the two great parties represented the sincere principles of government which were placed in issue in each succeeding election. "I realize that I have received at the hands of the Republican organization of the Twenty-first election district the highest honor it had to confer in my nomination and election as a member of assembly from that district, one of tho few Republican organizations in the city of New York capable of so honoring one of its constituents. "I have certainly naught to complain of in the treatment I have received at the hands of tho leaders of the district. For all favors bestowed upon me I am sincerely grateful. 1 have come to be lieve, however, the fact to be that the professions of the Republican party are insincere, and that the platforms adopt ed in the past have been adopted solely with a view of inducing such enthusi astic theorists as myself to swear alle giance to that party, "Therefore I now retire from what seems to me to be a field of hypocrisy to which I was allured by blandishments, misstatements and deception. Tho only issue that I recognized in the years that I have actively participated in polities as existing between the two dominant political parties was that of protection. I believed in it on principle. I believe in it today, provided that its attendant advantages can lie made universal and not special." Mr. Hildreth goes on to say that the protective system as applied to manu facturers and laborers gives the former all advantages through the increased prices they are able to charge for ar ticles, and that the wages of workmen are not correspondingly increased. He concludes: "My allegiance to the Republican party in tho past has been induced by exuetion of conscience, and I now retire from that party because of the fact that I have learned from experience to know and believe in its absolute insincerity in this one cardinal issue as demonstrat ed in practice."—New York Herald. A l-'ulHe Definition. Tho statement that a tariff for reve nue "confines tho dutiable list to non competitive products" is a false defini tion. The Democratic platform ad vances no such theory. The Democratic candidate in his celebrated message to congress clearly stated that he favored such un adjustment of the tariff ns would conserve the interests of Ameri can manufacturing and American labor. At Madison Square garden he said: "Ours is not a destructive party. We are not at enmity with the rights of any of our citizens. All are our conn try men. We are not recklessly heed less of any American interests, nor will we abandon our regard for them."—Ex change. Tlielr Tune HUM Changed. Republican leaders ought to feel a lit tle cheap themselves to bo telling their followers that things have never been so cheap as now, wheu not many months ago their present chief, whom they so stoutly profess to worship, expressed great contempt for cheap things, saying that when you see a cheap coat "you generally expect to find a cheap man un der it." Now the tune appears to run the other way, and to insist that tho Mc- Kinley bill has rather depressed prices —made them cheaper instead of making them dearer, as it was planned to do, and as it has undoubtedly done.—Port land (Me.) Eastern Argus. llow Much Do You Get? Mr. Carnegie draws $4,500,000 a year as bis part of the profits of the iron busi ness—that is, he gains every second ninety-five cents; every minute, $5.70; every hour, $545.40; every day,54,120.85; every week, $28,846.50; every month, $125,01K). How much do you get out of the tariff? Let every man answer tliis question for himself, remembering that every dollar Carnegie makes is pure bounty, according to tho statement of the protectionists, because, if they tell the truth, manufactures would not pay at nil in this country hut for this blessed tariff.—Salem (N. C.) People's Press. A Laml of Plenty. [Air—"The Ninety and Nine."] Oh, there's plenty, they say, in all tho land. Too much to eat and to wear; Yet children hunger on every hand And shiver in winter air. And the scepter of Want stalks grim and bare In the midst of abundance everywhere. There are HIIIJW that bulge with their precious freight. And oceans of grain in store. And tho finest of raiment piled on shelves That groan as they wait for more; There are orchards and Holds with their fruits galoro, But these ure not for the starving poor. There are acres broad unvexed by the plow. And forest and mountain glen. But the pauper lies with a fevered brow. Low locked in the city's don. For theso are not for the women and men Who stifle and die in a nameless pain. Tho noise of a commerce that knows no bounds Boars out through the busy land, I While Lazarus walks on his wcury rounds | With idle and empty hands; And the army of need in its iuisery stands And wishes for work and houses and lands. With cruel fetters the favored few Have fastened tho hand of trade: The law "protects" with its droad taboo The men who have millions made; And tho people in fear gaze on, afraid To loosen the anxious hand of trade. Let the people hope, for a man of might Bhall shatter the fetters strong. Bee, Grever Cleveland shall lead tho fight; And this shall be all our song: We'll sweep all classes from land to sea. And men and women shall yet be free. —- —New York World. JIH QUOTjTIONS. Best family flour - - $2.35 Corn and mixed chop, - 1.17 22 p'nds granulated sugar 1.00 3 cans tomatoes - - - .25 5 pounds raisins - - .25 Home-made lard - - - .10 0 bars white soap - - - .25 Xsr3r C3-cod.s: Challies, best, 41 cents per yd. Some dress goods reduced from 50 to 25 cents. Scotch ginghams, worth 35 cents, sell for 20 cents. "Vs7"a.ll Paper: Thousands of different patterns 5 cents double roll up to any price wanted. Carpets and Oil Clotlrs: Carpets, 17 cents per yard. 1 carry the largest stock in this town. P^ULrnit-are: Anything anil everything. Good lounges for $5.00. 0 round-back chairs for $3.00. Black hair walnut parlor suit, $29.50. Ladies' Summer Coats Arc reduced from $3.75 to $2.50. Some as low as 75 cents. Stra-rxT" Hats: 30 per cent, less than last year. Some at one-half price. Slroes and Pootu7ear: We are headquarters. Every pair guaranteed. Ladies' walking shoes for 75 cents; worth $1.25. I can save you money on any thing you may need, if only 5 cents worth. Call and see our equipped store, We have ela borate rooms from cellar to third floor, National cash regis ter, Lippy's money carrier sys tem, computing scales, the finest in the world, and six men to wait on you. Yours truly, J. C. BERNER. A Natural Incubator* The officers and men of the United States cutter Rush relate marvelous tales of wondrous discoveries made by tbem during their 1890 cruise. They dredged for deep Bea oddities in the al most fathomless "sinks* of tho Pacific's bed. They collected marine alga- so delicate in figure that it took the finest microscopes to bring out even the coars est outlines, leaving the ifiinute fillers as a hazy mist on the vision, and finally outdid themselves hy getting a fine photographic view of a creature sport ing in the sand of one of the low lying islands which leads their paleologist to tho belief that some of the supposed antediluvian monsters are still in ex istence. But tho feat of which they seem proudest was the discovery of a natural incubator on tho sides of tho volcano Bogoslov, where millions of awks, gulls and other sea birds deposit their eggs and leave them to be hatched by vol canic heat. Who says that birds are de void of intelligence?— St. Louis I'.( pub lic. Not I,(>4ikhi ix for a Job. A young woman, whose distinguished carriage was hidden beneath her mack intosh, and whose well kept locks were crowned with a soft felt cap, caine in to engage a cook. An elderly woman with a lorgnette had come for the same pur pose. The latter become a little impa tient over the delay to which she was subjected and began a little investiga tion on ber own account. She advanced to the lady in the mackintosh, whose head happened to be turned awny, and inquired tersely: "Can you cook?" The young woman turned her aston ished gaze upon her of the lorgnette. Then she said politely: "I can cook. But I am not looking for a situation."—New York World. A Dealrable Creature. Bp that would have fine guests lot him have a fine wife.—Bed Jonson. HMD HMD SYSTEM. Ik-c* —7 LEIIIGU VALLEY DIVISION. OP r PASSENGER Tit A INS. ' * MAY 18, 1892. LEAVE FREELAND. 6.15, 8.45, 9.40, 10.85 A. M., 12.25, 1.50. 2.4.1. .1 50 5.15, 6.85, 7.00, 8.47 P. M., for Drlfton, Jeddo| Lumber Yard, Stockton and Hazleton. 0.15, 0.40 A. M., 1.50, 8.50 P. M., for Mauch Chunk, Allentown, Bethlehem, Phila., Euston and New York. (8.45 hus no connection lor New York.) 8.45 A. M. for Bethlehem, Euston and Phila delphia. 7.20, 10.50 A. M.j 12.10, 4.89 P. M. (via Highland Brunch) for White Haven, Glen Summit, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and L. and B. Junction. 0.15 A. M. for Black Ridge and Tomhicken. SUNDAY TRAINS. 11.40 A. M. and 8.45 I*. M. for Drlfton, Jeddo, Lumber Yard and Hazleton. 2.45 P. M. for Dcluno, Muhanoy City, Shen andoah, New York and Philadelphia. ARRIVE AT FREELANI). 5.50, 0.52, 7.20, 9.15, 10.56 A. M., 12.10, 1.15,2.88, 4.89, 0.50 ami 8.87 P. M. lrom Hazleton, Stock ton, Luinder Yard, Jeddo and Drlfton. 7.20,9.16, 10.50 A. M., 12.16, 2.88, 4.39, 0.56 P. M. from Delano, Muhanoy City and Shenandoah (via New Boston Brunch). O'jd P. M. from New York, Euston, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Allentown and Mauch Chunk. 9.15 and 10.50 A. M. from Euston, Philadel phia, Bethlehem and Mauch Chunk. 9.15, 10.85 A. M., 2.48, 0.85 P. M. from White Haven, Glen Summit, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and L. and B. Junction (via Highland Branch). SUNDAY TRAINS. 11.81 A. 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