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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNINC. MARCH 27. 1894.
F. B. WOOD,
PtJBUIOT) P.VH.V AND WEEKLY IN SCRAN-
ton. PA., iiy The XbiBUKI I'lulisiiino
Ni:w York Omar.: TBIBWl Blmldino,
Frank h. cihay. Manaoeii.
Vutered at tU Fottoffle at BamttM, Pa.,
Second-Clam Hail Matter.
1HE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
SCRANTON, MARCH 27, MM.
Tin-: INDIVIDUAL who yells in an
empty lurrrl makes a thundering nois-t
from liia own standpoint, but loea not
disturb ttas public loan alarming ex
tent Hy the way, then) i eonitderable
barrel entertainment about ;Scranton
AN ELECTR ICAL PRINCE.
There was a time in this country
whan Stephen irjir.t was thought t
ho the greatest oommerclal genius
that oivllization had ever dereloped,
a:ul all beoause hs had managed to bn
coir.u tho owner of a goodly number of
merchant ships plying a rich trade
with the fruitful islands of the South
ern soi. We should iiko t' know what
these .I'liuirers of l'lnladelpbus lirst
greit captain of iudu-try, what, in
deed, the grail' old Stephen himself
wonld think could thoy be brought
faca to faca with some of the commer
cial operators and SOUS of the COmmer
cial "prince," of to lay. What would
be his relative dimensions contrasted
with a Vanderbllt, or measured bsil
van his own fellow townsman, P. A
B, Widener, or beside Widener'e
shrewd partner, Sioplieu B. Elklnsl
This line of thought has b.-en sut:
i:estd to ns by notice of the report
that the Wldener-Elkins syndicate had
just purchased and consolidated the
electrio street railway line of Chester,
this stat. A lift of the corporations
owned directly ,or indirectly by this
syndicate, and therefore uuuVr the
joint eontrol of Mr, VVldener'a money
and Mr. Elkins' sxecutire ability roiu
forced, when needful, by the allround
powers of our former feltow towns
man, Martin Maloney, would real like
a pao ierri from a directory. Tj DO'
Kin with, there Is the Broadway sur
face car system in New York. Next in
Importance comes tl-.a Philadelphia
Traction company, which virtually
monopolizes the local transit facilities
of more than 1,500,000 people, or about
the present population of Kansas, The
Yerkes cab; car system in Chicago is
the third offshoot, to which h.-u re
cently betu added the Chicago gas
monopoly. In St, Louis the syndicate
controls the street cars aud is pla:iaino;
to control tiio telephone business, la
Eoatou it has its grasp OU tho surface
roads, and It it jolt about to put a new
trolley lino into Washington. Baltl
more it already oocupi s. aud tho long
distance line from Washington toPhlla
delpbi i and ag dn from Philadelphia to
Atlantic City and to New York are
commonly reported to be part of ita
grand scheme of commercial conquest
Jong trolley lines.
If the syndicatj secures the Chester
roads, it will have made a goodly start
in the consolidation of Pennsylvania
inland lines. Its list will include, to
begin with, an interest in the Scranton
Traction company, which is destined
eventually, nnlesi all 6i;;ns f.iil, to con
trol tho electric street transit bnsineas
from Forest City at least to Pittston,
if not to Nanticoke and filou Lyon;
nxr, a number of lines in Pittsburg
and Allegheny, and lastly, the Harris
burg trolley system, with possibilities
pointing to a coutinuous trolley road
from the state capital to Philadelphia,
via Lancaster. In addition, Mr. Elkins
is head nod front of th lea ling Hering
sea sealing company, owns several
mines and railroads in Virginia and
West Virginia and has, beside, intimate
affiliations with a number of influen
tial concerns In Now York city whose
influences ramify throughout the hemi
sphere. Stephen fiirard wonld be a dwarf,
we fear, beside .Stephen Bikini,
PBOPLI ABOUT the state who have
bad an eyenpon lynoh-lawed Strouds
burg ars still waiting for Judgs Craig
to "say something."
A dispatch from Knoxrille, Tenn.,
announces that another far.J of the
Hntfield-McCov character is liable to
cause a vial bio shrinkage in tho census
returns In tliat locality provided the
ammunition holds out. In vi"w of the
fact that the vendotta aa an Aintrican
institution seems to be confine 1 wholly
to the fire-eating districts of tho south,
it would seem almoU a pity th it for
thopoodof the country at birge, this
unique method of settling difficulties
were not even more popular. There
Seems no question that tho average
American citizen would bo in bett'-r
cirenmstancos today co'ild the H ,tfi dd
McCoy spirit have been develops 1 sev
eral years ago among tho coat-derate
statesmen who are now holding weak
Kneed northern Djm ocratic congr?aa-
men by tho neck.
HENRY Inrixa is a great actor; but
for a paying tbeatrloal venture this
week give us Madeline Pollard evory
THERE ARE LIVING MODELS.
The death mask of Sir Walter Scott
will be considered in the April number
of the Century magazine by Hev. T. T.
Munger, JJ. I)., in the light of a post
mortem sxamiuatlon of bis bruin.
Owing to; the imperfect bone-making,
it is said, there wrs a premature
union of the two parietal bones along
the sagittal SUturo, thus causing tho
t.wl l.ii.:- .rivmi- IT Will MAH l.ir n I ARB
shape so often noted. Had tho defect
in bone-making extended to tho other
sutures Scott inevitably would huve
been a microcephalous idiot.
Dr. Munger thinks that if tho brain
had not been forced to overcome this
bono dofuct, it would have been larger
and ita convulsions would have been
more numerous. lie suggests thnt
boott would hnve boen nuothor Shakes
peare in fact, had there been room in
his cranium to nllow an activo brain
to fluctuate properly .
from Dr. Munger's reviow of the
situation it would seona thai Sir Wal
ter was in the condition of many lights
of tho prosaut ago whote skulls', are
continually under great strain from
expending genius that cannot find
proper vent. In this age where so many
examples of balance butween greatness
and idiocy exist Dr. Munger can doubt
less find living models for further din
course. A glanoa at records of con
gressional proceedings, for instance,
would probably convince the student
of sagittal suture that narrow escapes
from mlcrooepalic idiocy ar. mora fre
quent than tho average reader would
Coxobessuan Wilson is still quite
ill: but his bill is convalescing.
Philadelphia also is discussing the
problem of municipal light plant own
erihip The Press declares that "a
municipal electric light plant would
save ita cost in three or four years. It
would yield a steadily Increasing pro
tit. It could bo bought and put in to
day for one-half of what tho electric
light plants supplying the citv war"
bought for live or six year ago. A
score of English cities run such plants
by using the garbage and dropping,
collected from tha houses and streets
iB fuel, so that the expenditure for
coal is rednoed to one-third what it n
without the garbage to burn." Inas
much us Soranton has cheap fuel al
first band, t':ia element of cost would
bo notably cheap hero. What others
.nodding, Scrautou can do, if Berauton
decides lo do it. But do we want city
enterprise to tak. the place of private
enterprise? Would it bo wise'.' Would
it be best?
And yet no announcement has been
made of a data for the selection in the
First legislative district of a delegate
to t lie ."lay .state Republican conven
tion. Being for Hsadngs, of course,
renders urgency needless, but it is
timely to rem irk that May draws nigh.
REELECT MR. PHILLIPS.
One week from r.ext Monday evening
councils will bo called upon to choose
a city engineer for n term of three
years. This duty is vv.o of importance
in every city, but it is especially Im
portant in a city having tho complex
geological and industrial conditions
that prevail in Scrautou. Th position
. q ires a man of wi lo experience,
sterliug character and great technical
fitness. Unless a mn has tluse
qualifications, it would be to the city's
distinct advantage not to hire him at
all; in fact, it wonld be preferable,
rather than to have him in office, to
hire him to keep out of offi:e and give
skill, regularity, steadiness and char
acter a chance.
The present city enginear, J. P. Phil
lip, has been a resident of Scrautou
since 1869, Since that psriod bis fit-
nesi as an engineer has beau iu co:i
tinuul evidence. Tea years ago he was
OHOen assistant engineer and served
the city in that oapttctty for; nine years
with such fidelity and general accepta
bility that last year ho was promoted
to the position of chif engineer, in
the two positions, first as'assistant en
gineer aud again as chief engineer, he
has thoroughly systematized tho duties
of bis office; has established office
hours, from which he never deviates,
and has kept records which, at a mo
ment's glance, show the eiict condi
tion of any portion of the city, how
sewered, how pave d, what kind of sub
soil it has and all the other essential
details of its natural state and degree
of improvement, in a word, he has in
troduced business methods into an im
portant buaineis department of the
municipal goeminent, and has re
sponded willingly to every extra call
upon his time and patiouce.
Scrantonians aro rightly proud of
the fact that there's is a city governed
in the main by successful business man
on approved business principles. They
are so well satisfied with this kind of
executive government that when par
tisan considerations threaten to dis
rupt it they promptly sit on the par
tisan considerations and preservo the
progreseive municipal spirit intact.
Mr. Phillips received well-won promo
lion one year ago. Hi now, by clear
merit, as a business-like official, who
has done stood work and lots of it,
equally deserves a re-elf ction ; and it
ought to be substantially an unanimous
re-election, with partisan considera
tions dropped out of sight. I I i deserves
this anil we believo that La will get
thione week from n ixt Monday night.
To REFER to an ancient c'lestnnt,
old Hore.s just now evinces a disposi
tion to mill tho drapory of spring.
Theatrical Bcramton seems from
all appearances t be entering tho
happy period that journalistic Scran
ton enjoyed about the time of TBI
Tribune's birth. Well, Boranton is a
growing city, and like Oliver Twist it
has yet plenty of room for more. Com
petition in all lines is healthy, provided
ii does not become ruinous; and lovers
of the drama, like renders of tho presa.
will profit by tho new local entertain
the lower court was signed or a large
majority of tho citizens of the district
abovo mentioned, who daaired to come
iuto the city of Scrautou aud snj y the
benefits that would follow annexation,
aud the triumph of a glorious majority
over the vigorous technical objections
raised by a shrivelled minority is an
encouraging evidence that tho world
movus aud that the fundamental prin
cipals of this great government are yot
sustained by us highest tribunals,
In SPITS of good advico from civil
ized nations of tho earth Peixoto still
maintains his desire to tost the effica
ciousness of bis snickersnee upon tho
oervioal vertoN;o of Admiral D.i
THE LIGHT PROBLEM.
Judge Alfred Hand SXpressSd himsolf
Viry clearly iu the following inter
viow upon the proposition ot W. W.
Ssranton to sell the plant of the Soran
ton Electric Light, Heat and Power
company to tha city of Scrautou: "1
am upon general principles opposed to
municipalities engaging in business of
any kind except that which pertains
properly to its existence as a munici
pality. With the power vested in the
people as iu the county properly an I
intelligently exercised, there ought to
l"i no DSOCSslljr for too municipality
Inking from tha psopla any kind of
business enterprise. Business malterj
ire generally more btnofiolally con
duoied, mora economically managed
sod with better safeguards when tin
ier tho spur of selMntortst and desire
for popular patronage which inhere
in individual skill and personal seal
than when under the control of the
government Tha same Intelligent
watchfulness on the part of tho people
over their public servants which is ra
quired from nn Individual In bis busi
ness would give us a splendid munloi
pal government, and municipal nnd
olher government matters are as much
as the people can well attand to betides
their own business.
"It is a dangerous experiment to
increase the patronage of the govern
ment, 1 here are, of course, oxseptw.is
to all rules, and some cities iiava sue-
cede 1 in furnishing water and light.
It should be only the direst uec s.-uty
which should Induce a municipality to
go Into mere business transactions, If,
however, tha city does, It should be on
the strict business principles which
would govern private individuals.
Huild or buy the best possible plant at
the lowest possible price and manage
it on the strictest rules of economy and
It PLEASES some of our esteemed
Wilkes-Barre contemporaries to grow
facetious at THE TRIBUNE'S senoussug
gsstlon that Rev. Mr. Moody chose the
Luzerne capital as the initial point in
his summer evangelistic campaign in
order that he might do the hardest fight
ing while his strength was fresh. Yet
if the criminal records of Wilkes-Barro
and its environs be added to its social
scandals and manifest social vice, we
think the aggregate will justify our
original remark, it is not Pharisaical
to speak tho truth. It would bo Phar
isaical to conceal it.
COLONEL BrecKINRIDQB is really en
titled to sympathy. The Boston
Women's Reseue league has passed
resolutions branding him as a menaco
to pnblic morals When Boston women
become excited the cas. is indeod
President CLEVELAND seems to pre
sent the most striking illustration of
the hour of the animal between two
bundles of bay.
Incidentally it may be said that
Scran ton is Doth looking and building
COXM MAI have his faults, but there
is no question that he is celebrated.
What hah beconwof Adlal?
UovEBNOii Waiik made his bluff be-foi-j
the supremo court had taken a
hand, and baa now either to do tho
threatened fighting, court or no court,
.r else crawl into a couspicuoui hoi
We confidentially suspect that lis will
VICTORY FOR RIGHT.
It is a pleasure to BUnonnoe that the
decision of the lower cairt in the Belle
vue annexation csso has bSSU sus
tained by Ihe supreme court of Penn
sylvania nnd that the coveted district,
whose citizens have long boen anxionH
to unite with Boranton Institutions,
will, by tho decision, btCOtns a portion
of the most thriving city upon earth.
The portion of Lackawanna township
to be annexed lies east of South Main
avenue betweon lb city line and
Dodgotown breaker. It covers about
ono hundred and sevenly-fivo acres of
laud and is the home of nearly two
thousand of L icka wanna oounty's most
The decision of the snprorao court in
this matter is a signal victory for
American institutions and American
forma of government. The petition to
the hands of the southern free-traders,
and, secondly, that ho bud then be
trayed all the frianda of 6ilver, who
fuolnhly voted tor him, into the nanus
of gcntlamen of thoir own class. Why
then should they expect to ba more
fortunate, when men us good as
they had boen spurned, as soon as
(irover 1 finds it policy to trade votes
to their disadvantage, that ho may
cany out his pet scheme ot ruining
northern industries to satisfy tho con
federate .spite through tho infamous
Wilson bill? They must have forgot
ten the old adiiga that "all is not gold
that glut is to hav" bn USBSIau, as
they were by the lining promisee of
mi administration whose wuole in-
tolli;;iuco seems to have bejn em
p loved in betraying the best interests
oi the people who put it iu power, it
would seem to me, therefore, that
Qrover'a tortuous policy rsspooting
silver has at last brought him to the
following dilemma, viz., either he signs
th seiguiorage bill, when he attentates
ilia very men for whom he betrayed
silver and on whom ho depends lor
a:iy future bond issue, or else ho ve
toes tha bill, when he will certainly
stir up against himself a neat of
cranks and indignant followers of which
General Coxoys Ohio army can fur
nish a contingent sufficient to make
l irover envy even tho threatened ex
istenoenf the czar of Russia,
Daniel B Stroxo.
Starrucc.i, Ph., March 'X 18UI
TO JAIL Wilts BOSSES.
There seems to be a disposition all over
the country to Investigate reports .f ballot-box
utmllng ami Intimidation at tho
polls, unit lo follow up and to punish With
the utmost seventy those who are guilty
of such conduct. So long as tho people
are awake to tbif enormity of election
crimes tho country is s'.' Wo all know
tne power of the bow and the outrages
constantly committed against our most
sacred privilege, They oftimes go so long
unrebnked, und tho low, coarse and ignoi -ant
bully in politics obtains so much Influ
ence that some of us grow disunited, and
wonder if that is not the rock on which
this glorious republic is going to founder
Hill the lighthouse Of hope, the urrest,
trial aud conviction of the criminals, ai
Ways app ars when the hour is darkest,
Complimnnt to Gfivral Harrison.
Pnd by Dortd Start Jordetiu
It Is one of the things o( which this re
public has u right to be proud that a man
who has enjoyed the highest honors of the
republic is not above thenmbitiou of wish
ing to be n good teacher.
Th? Kcal R"ariouBibillty.
Arte York Tribune.
"Bat" Shea U responsible for the death
of Robert Ross. Hut Edward Murphy bikI
Koswell R Flower lire re-qiuusiblu lo:
The Kw York "Tluei" Cowed.
Asa Fori: Iforid, lcm.
Tammany chieftains are no longer called
THE BLOOD is the source of health. Keep
it pure by taking Hood's Sarsapanlla,
which is peculiar to itself, and superior in
strength, economy and niodicinal mint.
Hood's Pills are purely vese table, care
fully prepared from tho be;t ingredients
Twenty live cents. '
roil earache, toothache, soro throat,
swelled neck, and the results of colds nud
Inflammation, use Dr. Thomas' Electric
hi the great pain destroyer,
Editor oi The Tribune:
Dear Sir: As you were impartial
enough to publish my letter iu favor of
tho Bland bill, 1 hope you will extend
tho same courtesy to tho present,
apropoi the Cleveland veto that
threatens it in compliance with the
"mighty protest" from tho Empire
state. Now, from a gold-partisan
point of view, the above, mentioned
protest to Cleveland from tho New
York bankers nnd chamliT of com
merce is a well founded document
worthy of much consideration Hut
from tho tons of General Ives' speecb,
when tho aforesaid document was
signed, it would SSem that the honor
able gentlemen in question protest as
much against being made fools of by
too present administration, as by rea
son of any principle inimical to thoir
private Interests.involved In the coining
of tne seigniorage. And who can blame
them? When highly reap ctable gen
tlemen of tlieir social position and
shrewdness have b ten evidently worke l
by "the baby racket" SO to speak
as neatly as any green goods
giimo baa often fooled Mary
land fanners and backwoods
countrymen, it is surely enough
to bring forth a protest of some kind
and excuses even the veiling of this
protest under most any pretext. That
180,000000 of Solid gold coin was ex
changed for paper, without otm c:nt ol
profit to the owners of this coin i.nd
with almost tho certainty of a loss to
them, if this p )tr changes bauds lie
fore the term fixed for its redemption
some ten years heiicn. is, Indeed, one of
tho most extraordinary financial trans
actions of tho pres.. nt century. Of
cours", to make this transaction Becre
lary Carlisle work". oa the pitriotic
sentiments of the N?w York gentleman
a foresail that wo all knew at the
time. But what we did not know until
forty-eight hours ago, roj that for this
high not, of financial ohivalry they
were to be rewarded bv the ruthless
sacrifice of the interest ot the tax pav
ers and the inter st of silver iu spito
of party pledges and platforms. Now,
however, "that tho cat is out of the
bag," the honorable gentlemen descend
from the high rank of moneyed k lights
of patriotism to the unenviable level ol
poor dupes and oats-paw, sewing that
the administration may not redeem it
pledges to them.
Tliay should have remembered, fust,
that Air. Cleveland Mr. Carlisle's mas
terbetrayed the tunff Democrats I n to
When Baby was ill wo cave hc-r Oatorto.
When She was a Child, she orled for Castoris,
When she became Mlw, she clung to t'astorla.
hL'U she ha J Children, shotf eve them Castoris.
Sonne . .
305 Lacka. Avenue.
GRAND EASTER DISPLAY
Of everything new and novel in the fashionable world. To
realize more fully what this announcement means we direct at-
tention to our window exhibits, as to some of the representa
tive attractions outlined below.
We are now exhibiting a choice collection of Taffeta Glace
Broche and Taffeta Imprimo, Printed Habituae and Kai
Kai Silks; also, new designs in Black Moire Antique and
On Special Counter
Several thousand yards 21-inch Double Printed Chinese
Silks, beautiful colorings, at 25c.
1,500 yards Patersonia Printed Pongees at 49c.
3,000 yards of 24-inch Best Japanese Habituae Washable
Silks, in all of the new lloral effects, at 63c.
Our stock of Novelty Dress Goods is now complete and
represents the latest products of French, German and
2,000 yards of 3"-inch Wool Mixed Suitings, spring weight,
worth 45c. per yard; our special price, 25c.
1,500 yards of Changeable Shaperd Crepons, worth 75c.
per yard; our special price, 49c.
1, 200 yards All-wool 54-inch Oxford Checks and Scotch
Mixed Suitings, worth 85c. per yard; special price,50c.
Such a display of all the new weaves has never been dis
played before, and black is all the rage.
Little Fixings in the way of Laces, Handkerchiefs, Bows, Gloves, &c, for Eas
ter, for men, women and children, abound with us in great plenty and at the low
est prices ever known before.
With the New Valves
Out of Sight
Our new Bicycles are now
to be seen at our 314 Lacka
wanna avenue store.
And a full line of Boys' and
Girls' Wheels. We are mak
ing extremely low prices on
In Gold and Silver.
n Ufll I IAMU RRfl
314 Lacka. Ave.
Easter "Egg Spoon'
Prayer Book Mark
ers, Easter Book Marks,
Hand-painted Easter Eggs, Silver-mounted
Leather Goods, suitable for Easter Gifts.
oOT I.Atlv.YWAW V A .
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