The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 21, 1894, Page 4, Image 4
4 THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 21. 1891. SCRANTON TRIBUNE F. E. WOOD, General Manager. rCBMSHKII HAILV AND wet KM IN SCKAN rON. PA.i uy Tub 'JuibUNK fVBUIBIKQ COMPAXr. NEW York Drrioit: Tkiodnk Building, 1 KAN k B. Uray. Ma.vageii. Lutcral u( ths ttofflce at firanton. Pa. 01 tStamd-C'uu Hail Hatter. THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE. SCRANTON". FEBRUARY II, 18M, MR. GROW S ELECTION. Kocreaeiitin iu btl personality t he brightest traditions of the Kspublicutrl party, and emerging from honorable retiremsut at the unanimous call of that party, extended ut a time whin it was the general desire to secure the strongest possible representation in congress, Cialusha A (trow has very naturally received a tremendous mi nority of the popular vote. A candi date less famous would have wou KMiiJiy, for the reason that industrial Pennsylvania had interests at stake far transcending the personal equation. But iu the case of Mr. Urow, personal fitness and personal renown bleudod with the general needs of the com uionwealth to make his selection vir tnally one without dissenr. ll is uu individual fault of Mr. (.crow's opponent that the Democratic vote has dwindled down into almost an invnible quautity. Mr. Hancock, personally, is uu Htiable gentleman WUOM dapjrtuunt duriug the canvas has been oue of al most piteous propriety. Hut he has the niisfortuue to advocate In this busy state, and in this eager, practical coun try, bald economic theories which, In any other uiuudAue relation thau that of beautiful and abstract speculations, would mean ruin to our prosperity, curtailment to our commerce and a deadly drain of our monay to foreigu lauds. The people of Pennsylvania are disposed to let Mr. Hancock comfort himself as much as he may choose with fanciful interpretations of economic day dreams, but tbey are uot disposed, so far as they cau interfere, to convert their industrial centers into the abodes of owls and bats, nor to witness with equanimity the transfer of Penusvlvania thrift to centers of foreign production. In exchanj for the poverty and squalor that now form the continental contrast. Iu the preseut cougress Mr. Grow will have little to do. The scene of the greut economic battle has been shifted from housd to senate, and the duties of the former will from this time forward be light. Nevertheless, iu even the routine of legislation. Mr. Urow's skill, experience and ready counsel will prove valuable national resources. In all the vast audience of senators and reprsssn tatives among whom he will take his place some of whom have been for three decades active In prablic affairs there is none who will fail to recognize in the father of the homestead law and in the spirited war speaker a peer in every sense, and in some senses a supe rior. The twentieth of February. 1894, has corrected a blunder of which feno eylvanians bad too long been acqui escently guilty. The: LOADED pistol and the diseased temper should be forcibly divorced in Scranton thoroughfares. Monday MQiiT'iqninteUeof burglar ies may have been merely aco-incidence, but It is a kind of grouping which Scranton's able police force should strive to make uncommon. The re sumption of the burglar industry in '.his city needs to be followed by a lit tle extra iufniion of energy into our guardians of the pace. There is such a thing as this sort of innocuous police desuetude becoming monotonous. In union there is strength. Scran- tonians should keep together, . THE CENTRAL ISSUE. There can be no rational differsnce of opinion as to the abstract justice of a tax on corporation poles provided, at the time of the granting of the cor porate franchise, it li distinctly coven anted and agreed that these poles sliall be sul ject to taxation whenever coun cils my choose to tax them. I.'pon the one central principle of equity, touching the right of the municip ility to insist upon a fair equivalent for privileges conferred, not only in point of good service rendered -which, on the part of the corporations, is, after all, a business condition of self-defencebut also In anv reasonable form of a direct and specific tax. either on franchise or equipment or both, there can be builded only one honest opin ion, and that one which concedes the justice of this principlo. Hut all this is somswhat fdretgd to the present contention in this city. A recapitulation of the salient facts with especial reference to the one corpora tion which is most bitterly assailed, namely, the Scranton Traction com pany, would seem to be - desirable as tending to clear away mlsapprs tiensions. To begin with, having purehnsed the rights of the People's 3treet Railway company, whose fran chise had gone begging, the present company began immediate concessions to the public, uncommon In their lib eral character. It made a three-cent, fare for workiagmen and a half fare rate for schoolchildren; which, supple mented by free transfers, made our street car service as recular. cheap and convenient as that of any other city In the country. The public, In this re spect, has had no just reason to com -plain. Fact second in this connsction relates to a practical condition now existing, rather than to an abstract principle of i quit y such as figures largely In the pole tsx discussion. It la the fact that the Scranton Traction company owns in legal form franchise rights putting it In complete possession of tho situa tion in this city for a pnod of nine hundred and ninety- nine yenrs. It may be argued that such a sweeping grant covering bo long a time is inexpedient and unwise. Tun Tkiuunk will not de bate this point. Its sympathies are with the people in this matter and it would gladly welcome the day when every public franchise grant could be open, at reasonable intervals, to com petitive bidders, under regulations as suring to the public its proper per centage iu the business which it volun tarily creates. But this, too, is foreign to the present cold fact that the Trac tion company, iu pursuance, doubtless, of a not uncommon instinct, has taken advuntage of the prevailing condition of things to get what it wauled, iu the fonu it wanted it. What recourse, then, have we from a possibility of constant friction toward the street oar management'' Shall we invite that friction by beginning u series of legislative enactments wnic'.i, however proper enough In theunlvs, are, at this time and under these cir cumstances, of doubtful expediency'! Or, shall we seek by putting the whole matter on a common-sense basis of mutual consultation and concession, to prolong the courteous and progressive maimer iu which the management of the Scranton Traction company first met the people of this city aud com munity, and particularly the working classes? This Is the central issue at present, and The TRIBUNE is frank to say that it can see very little present usefulness iu crying over spilled milk, as illustrated iu the murmur of those who think that, years ago, the councils of Scranton should uot have been such soft aud luscious prey for aggrd gations of capital that wanted a perma nent license to monopolize the earth. IfOiMACK METHODS wil t, uot mar the Scrautou of 1894, THE individual who coolly shoots victims of fancied grievances In a public street and walks icily away as if nothing uucommou had happened, should be warmed up to the novelty of the situation, If to nothing else. The ready shooter must go. - IT 18 BELIEVED, at this writing, that Mr, Hancock has "heard from i'euii sylvauta. " THE BRIDGES WIN It was a losiug issue from the start which was waged by economists foar ful of the cost of two such needed pub lie improvements as the l.iadeu Street and Roaring llrook bn Iges. The ueg ative side had no arguments to present aud uothiug better upon which to make a firm stand save sullen opposi -tion or an easy Indifference to the progressive welfare of this thriving aud indomitable city. The bridges have won, at last, and with their victory comes a new demon stration of the moving force of uusel tish public spirit It has been this spirit, manifested through a long line of patriotic citizens from the rudi mentary stages of Slocum Hollow down to the metropolitan phases of today, which has carried Scrautou forward and as In the aggregates of its wealth, re sources aud population, upward, until in the prestige of its enterprises it ranks third amony our Keystone cities. It Is this spirit which, triumphant iu its presnt battle, must move on to new conquests in shaping the expauded fu ture of the greater Scrautou that is to be. From the exhilaration of this victory. Scrautouiaus should not relapse into qniesence or apathy. The avenues for improvement are many and inviting. They should be occupied with a steadi ness of purpose that shall know ueither discouragement nor pause. The re-aroused spirit of the peerless Scranton of the past, when, flushed with virile youth, ii forgid ahead with strides that were fairly wondrous, should be kept at the highest pitch consistent with staying qualities until the record of the coming decade shall see written a substantial growth fairly vying with the decen nial record which is now inspiring his tory. Sow For a vigorous and united pull toward a greater Scranton ! Ik Mr BlSSELL does some things whicn the general public cannot ap prove, it is fair to say that ho does other things which ring the center bell of popular approval, One of these lat ter act ions is his vigorous crusade against the Louisiana lottery swindle's new H ondnras departure. While lot tery gambling will not yield wholly to this postal boycott, it is something to know that popular sentiment his forced the dishonest enterprise into perman ent exile. Let Mr. Cleveland now come down with equal suddenness from his H i wmian high horse, aud much can f l ank ly be forgiven. WHAT NEXT? The intimation of Governor McKin ley at Pittsburg that L -inpcraey'a pres eut issue of bonds is simply the begin ning of a series of government debts, incurred cumulonsly. as new necessi ties arise, will have widespread cre dence unless the senate shall utterly transform the panding tariff bill. At the outset, we are confronted with the fact thnt this bill, if enacted in its present ahsps, would create seventy five million dollars of annual deficiency, whereas the pressnt bond issue will net, in temporary revenu", about ten million dollars less That Is to say, making no calculation as to the Inter est payable on these floating lives, the Wilson tariff bill, if passed in its ex isling form, would, although each year we were to offer a new issue of bonds upon the terms governing the issue of l-'j-l put us each year ten million dol lars deeper Into the hole of national insolvency. In order to make this thing even clearer, lit us illustrate the 'case by supposing that John Smith is a mer chant who does a yearly business that leaves him seventy five million dol lars in debt; that is, John's receipts are seventy. five million dollars less than his necessary disbursements John goes to wealthy friends and offers to give his note for fifty million dollars, paya ble in tin years with interest at live per cent This bargain is closed, und John's credit is so good m id'i go un der a bettor business manager than be has at present- -that, in order to get his note, with five per cent., those friends give John a premium The question which the American psople are called upon to ask, with referenee to their own case, is how many years John can stand it to run thus heavily behind In his collections, borrow money at five per cent, interest and till command, in the financial mark ets, a respectable rating of his prom issory notes? We nre upon the threshold of grave financial uncertainty. In m time of de ficit we are asked to incur new deficit, and to tide the matter over by iesuiug government promisee to pay. At a thin when our manufacturers need protec tion from foreign competition, we are asked to open wider the nation's doors, let in a greater alum lance of foreign made itoods and send out, in payment, the hard-won gold that ia our only guarantee against downright bank ruptcy How long can even the Amsr -ican nation, rich as it is in energy, hope and resources, stand this kind of treatment'' How long will the govern incut credit boar up under this two fold assault' In certain Houlhern states, when debts become troublesome, these debts are promptly repudiated The section iu which this is true Is domiuaut now at Washington. Something new must happen. Will federal repudiation come nextl Is an article calling attention to the unwisdom of the political rule which, in many iuitauces, retires an efficient state legislator just as he is beginning to acquire recognition aud achieve real usefulness, the Pittsburg Times cites, among other possinle examples, Repre sentative John It. Farr. Our lJitts burg contemporary Is grandlv correct in its fundamental point; but wo do not believe that Voters of the b'irst dis trict will yet accept the retirement or Mr. Farr. lie is too valuable for that, and too well appreciated. i i THERE IS only one permanent solu tion to the overhead wire and unsightly pole nuisance. It must be buried. The coiumuuitv will not be safe while these deadly strings of steel aud ugly wooden sticks remain suspended over its hen. I. Scranton has set the pace iu so many things that it ought to Uud it au easy matter to reach t practical, equitable and lasting adjustment of underground wires The constant friction arising from arbitrary departmental definitions of second and third class mail matter ren ders timely Representative Hooker's effort to get a uniform and reasonable rate for all printed matter. The day has passed when the publishing busi uess can hang on the slender thread of any department official's uncertain favor. - Probably soother single fact so clear ly illustrates the business depression caused mainly by tin incompetent ua tiomil administration as does the state ment that the National Union bank of New York city has reduced the rate of interest deposits from 3 to H per cent. With money hoarded and industry stagnant, will the American senate de liberately proceed to make things worse.' THE MORATORY, period of this com ing spring ought to bring to Scranton a geuercus list of promising new in dustrles. The enterprises will come, if they are proffered reasonable induce ments. We ueed them. They need us. Let us get together. The INCREASE in Luzarne's license applicants over last year is a known number, two hundred and twelve; but the increase in "speak oasios" oilers unlimited room for guessing. . . - - Mi: HERRING can now get out his snickersnee and whirl it as fast as he pleases. Election is over, and the civil service "bluff'' it iu readiness to take a Bpringtime nap. Protection does'nt mean ouo thing to one section and another thing to an other section. Tho protectionist is consistent in his willingness to make the benefits of his system uniform. e) An INCREASE in one year of forty- eight applicants for liquor lisense in this county indicates at lenst one in dustry thnt hasn't been ruined by the general depression. ' THERE is no need of Americans jump ing on Willis, f resident Hole is en tirely qualified to do that task to per ftotion, - S rantumans will have breathing room hereafter. The spring tonic trade will correspondingly decline, It was a protection tidal wave; a regulur home market freshet, so to speak. i . THE POISONER of the franchise must be treated to a penitentiary nutlseptic. Mr. Gladstone is the liveliest "re tired'' man in Knropoan politics. - FREE TRADE In Pennsylvania should be unfolded to the marines. . - SCRANTON 18 a poor place iu which to udvocsle retrogresion. truth, sir. it is a little hard to decide be tween left aud center. 7.'in Siliny. e) Bomb Passing Thoughts, Mnuy a winning smile is like the gold plating upon brass jewelry somewhat de ceptive. The man who did uot vote for the parks limit feel almost Jnieim uuuucli to iwlmiru Urover Cleveland. Street oar OOndUOtOH and newspaper publishcm are the only people on earth who can please everybody. The individual who buys goods out of town aud lets the home merchant starve is h free trader lo a small way. The mott Striking liberation of total cul Input generally occurs When the heavy weight champion of the gyiniiaiuin is imked by his wife tu bnugapail of coal from the cellar. - DOM THE Pie Counter. WE CURE DRUNKKNNtiSH A HP TBS TOBACCO HABIT n,i UtJteHona No Inconvenience No loss .f tiinu. Treatment at youf own home. Uurti after utuei-1...-; i. .i i alt Ask your iirugtiist for PHO-BE'JIOS, Con ultatlon and treatment free, Aiidrfm, con ftaeuHally, "PHO-RE'-NOS CUBE" CO., Soiantou, Pa, Tripping down tho aido walks snowy, Bravely wading thruiigli the slush, Mmltwtly her skirts uplifting. Vet without the slightest blush, l-'.thel wends her way, regardless Which rim . lie tho easlevt routes. Stilish to her lia, otl its terrors She has on her rubber hoots. .Semen ile Journal. She What do you consider the uioit winning attribute, JoliD? John Well, next to a royal Hush I think I would rather hulil four aces. "Why do fan nign your name. I. John II li. Ii. UronsouV " asked Hawkins. "Because it is my name," said Uronson "I was christened by a minister who etut tered." Spare Moments. Central Wurder Did you yule on tho bridges yesterday Suburban Warder -Naw. Up In our district tho electiou was held iu tho old Iron housM us unuut. "I llud my li 'in i iu in end walciuif htivo saved us many dollars." "Hut 1 thought you couldn't eat it, you said-' "We don't, but I can make, playthings for the baby out of It. und they uover break or wear out."- Uhicayu Inter Uctan. e This is tho season of tho year that the average tenant becomes diseatlstied with high rents aud seek-in house where ho will have to pay more ess "1 am no artist iu color blendlug," re marked the mustard plaster, "but I can draw." Father-Well, Thomas, you have gradu ated from college nud are now ready for your life work. What will be your held' Son (thoughtfully) --Well, to tell the CONRAD the: HATTER IS SHOWING SOML DRtSSY LOOKING HATS FOR SPRIHG WEAR GOLDSMITH'S BAZAAR IN THE REALM OF SILK THIS la not our own thought, but It Is the remark recently made by "iif of the many lady admirers of our large, new collection of Silks: The countless styles, patterns and qualities shown by us now would Oil a volume if we went into detail. Japanese, Chinese, French and American sill; looms are all represented and in the acme of perfection in both the printers' and weavers' an. To dwell iu poetic fancy over them would be an insinuation upon your perceptive faculties. There, tore, we will simply ask you to call and see, when re an- quite sure that your sens- of ecstatic appreehv tion will be aroused by the spread placed before you. In former years the purchase of a silk dnss was frequently looked upon as an act of extravagance. Today, really il is a matter of economy, because silks are actuall. cheaper than hih class dress material's. 21-inch Printed Silk Pongees, that are good and very beautiful, only 29c. 21-inch Printed China Silks, of the most exquisite designs, 49c. 24-inch Real Japanese Hahtnai Silk, made upon hand looms; full of life and durability; colorings fast; washable as any cotton fabric; every design; a poetic dream of loveliness. Only 63c. 23-inch Corean Silks, cream grounds, floral designs, washable. Only 49c. If you haven't secured one of our -button Kid Cloves, in all colors, at 39c. a Pair do so before they are gone. They cannot last the week out. BLANK LANK BOOKS HO KS MKMOKAXDl'MS Office Supplies of all kiuds Inks and Mucilages L.BADINQ MAKES, Fine Stationery WIRT, W ATERM A N and FRAN K LIN FOUNTAIN PENS. All luuruuteud. Aeuts lor Crawford's I'ens and Buck's Flexible Rubber Stamps. Reynolds Bros. Stationers and Engraven 817 LACK A W A N N A AVE. (goldsmith Brothers cS: Company. DO YOU SELL? OR ARE YOU MAKING PRESENTS? Of Mixed Candy, Clear Toys, or any style Of Candy or Nuts, Express VagooB, Velocipedes, Tricycles, loll Cabs, Drums or Toys of every kind. DOLLS China Dolls, Was Dolls, Patent Uolls, Jointed Dolls, uuy kind ofdoll from 'J'lCto &1 j SLEDS OR SLEIGHS For Roys, Girls or Dolls, in Maple, Dak or Iron, from 25c. to 915.00. BICYCLES We have llio goods and our prices are riylit. Wholesale and retail. J. D. WILLIAMS Si BRO, 314 Lacka. Ave. V makes BPCIALTV of lapplylng ootn ' mlttaM (or Mmduy s-liuolb. Fairs, Ptttlralt NORM AY I HON BIjA K DIAMOND BIIVKR J . TK A SPECI VI. s INDERSON'S ENGLISH JESSOP'S ENGLISH AS I 8TREL HORSE SHOES TOE CALK 1 1 HE machinery sii:i(. sol T STEEL I L9 m l. I.oW s HOK8E NAILS WILE) it R 88 ELL ANI WELLS BROS ( I M l.Nl. MM HIM IM W U.ON W HEELS AXLES SPRINGS III US SPOKEN KIMS STEEL SKEINS It R. SIMKLS M REW Bittenbender & Co., Scranton, Wholesale and retail dealers' in Wnoniuakers' and Blacksmiths SUPPLIES, THE DICKSON MANUFACTURING CO. ICR AUTOS AND WILKES-BARRE, TA.. MANUFACTURERS O? Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers, HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY. General Ortii e. SCRANTON. TA, ZEE FURSI FURS! CAPES 18 INCHES DEEP. French Coney Chubs, 19 IMBM dNp. t I MM, 1 t"". " " .. Aatl Hklian ('iiit8, " " Ataraahan Cai, " 11 .. Uyucl UpuHiuui Capel " " ,, Monttt Capea, " . Monkey Cupes, " " .. Nut Otter CapiM, " " . Nat. Otter -'pe-i, " " . Krimnifr Capen, 11 ' . Heaver Capes, " , Nutria capes, " " s a! nr P TsiHti Cap s " . Alaska Heal Capes, ' " . Alaska Seal Capes, " , Mink Capaa. " " , Brown Marten Capes " " . ,.S 3 l . . 4 mi . . .0 ui .. .. ouo .. h'uo .. 15 mi . . -M W . . :i j uu . . IS w .. M m .. i:; oi .. lt HI . . III .. 6(1 1' .. 6u uu .. UU CAPES 22 INCHES DEEP Astrakhan Capen, :M inches deep 511) IW Haltie Sea Capea. ' 1.1 UU Kloctlic Heal Capea. " 15 UU French Coney Capea, " B (X) Mink Capet, M HI Brown Marten Capes, " &U U) M"iikcy Capes, " '.'OUO Highest Cash Prices Paid for Raw Furs. Repairing Furs a Specialty. WATCHES DIAMONDS JEWELRY . SILVERWARE SPECTACLES EDWIN G. LLOYD 423 Lackawanna Avenue. SPECIALS -AT THE SALE IF THE WALTER'S STOCK For the Next 10 Days. ioo pieces Twilled Toweling, best quality, bleached, 3;4c. o pieces Glass Toweling, red and blue checks, 4;4C. 10 doen Turkey Red Table Cloths, size 84, only 69c. ) pieces Table Linen (wide) Damask and Red, only 22c. 3 cases Amoskea Ginghams, worth Sc., only 4;4C. 1 case Fruit of the Loom Muslin, warranted one yard wide, only 754C. 1 case Unbleached Muslin. 1 yd. wide, Sc. quality, only 5;4C. 3 cases New Dress Calicos, worth ;c. a yard, only 4 '4c. 10 pieces Black Cashmere, worth 1 2 1 .c . , only 5c. 65 pieces Cashmeres, all colors, worth 35c, only 21c. Ladies' Jackets, all sizes, worth 7. 50, only $3.75. Ladies' Jackets, all si.cs, worth $10 to $1 -'. 50, only $5. doen Ladies' Merino Vests and Pants, 50c, quality, only 35c. 37 dozen Ladies' Wool Ribbed Vests, worth $1,25, only 65c. iS dozen Cents' Natural Wool $1.25 Underwear at 75c. 18 do. Cents' Grey I nderwear, 75c. quality, only 44c. 1 o j 3 JO sale: at both stores: The Fashion I Our New Stores 308 Lacka. Ave. 400-402 Lacka. Ave. ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH STOWERS T HE DUTHE1L STUDIO 315 LACK AW INN A AVEME, SCIt .AN TON, PA, DBLICIOU8.MJLDBUOAR OUBBS ABSOLUTELY PUBH HAMS. LARD. EVERY NAM AND PAIL. OF LARD BRANDED. mnfjfgfnan THK STOWERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, FA i Tr avino UAOB tontnwl vtUj 1 iinuiti .." . ' . ill 1111.1 uui 1 fl o Iraimii lietween now aud Curat AA A nio.-i. 1 ih tuHiwiuunop t tho nub i Dotbftl 1 win main ;i QKMuiNb Llin'iN rwuiHAli , , .1 ; r in any mall one AllSuLUTKl.Y FREE OV QHARGK, LATttsT ktI.:s OF FRAME! Hum S'J so irw.tKii. Unrkiuaiiablu uuarauteeU. K . pur cent, lem than regular prioj. B. ULXUKIL, Artist.