The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 27, 1894, Page 4, Image 4
t THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNINC. MARCH 27. 1894. SCRANTON TRIBUNE F. B. WOOD, General Manager. PtJBUIOT) P.VH.V AND WEEKLY IN SCRAN- ton. PA., iiy The XbiBUKI I'lulisiiino CourANr. 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 these days, 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." i 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 time, 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 imagine. 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. v . 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 ment "war." 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 Grama. 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 good service." 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 serious. 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 up. 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 crawl. 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 thriving citizens. The decision of the snprorao court in this matter is a signal victory for American institutions and American forma of government. The petition to vv ERE The Catspaws. 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, Yours truly, Daniel B Stroxo. Starrucc.i, Ph., March 'X 18UI -- TO JAIL Wilts BOSSES. IPaift(N0(on Newu 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: "Bat" Shea. The Kw York "Tluei" Cowed. Asa Fori: Iforid, lcm. Tammany chieftains are no longer called "braves." 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. e 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. ANOTHER NEW LINE OF IECKWEAR Sonne . . Exclusive Patterns AT CONRAD S 305 Lacka. Avenue. GOLDSMITH'S $ BAZAAR 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. Silk Department 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 Moire Mirroir. On Special Counter DRESS GOODS BLACK GOODS 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 American looms 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. VICTORS, SPALDING, CREDENDA, GENDRONS, And a full line of Boys' and Girls' Wheels. We are mak ing extremely low prices on Second-hand Wheels. EASTER I NOVELTIES i In Gold and Silver. J n Ufll I IAMU RRfl HiLLimilUVJL UMU IUI 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. M fit oOT I.Atlv.YWAW V A . LO I Timothy, Clover and Lawn Seeds. JENKINS & MORRIS EASTER MILLINERY OPENING WILL OCCUR WKDNBSDAY.MAKCn II, Ii will b tbs greatest showing of FASH IONABLE MlLLlNKRYnoeQ in thlseltr. Btylea Mint yon onnnotsos ohowhoro. 406 SPRUCE STREET NEXT TO DIME BANK. FINE Engraving WEDDING Invitations ANNOUNCEMENTS, RECEPTION AND VISITING wins, BIONOGRA MS, CRESTS, MENUS AND DINNER CARDS. Reynolds Bros. stationers end Engr,.vcri 017 LACKAWANNA AVE 513 LACKAWANNA AVE. IROISI and STEEL NORWAY li:o BLACK DIAMOND SILVER EXTRA SPECIAL SANDERSON'S ENGLISH JESSOP'S ENGLISH CAST STKEL HORSE MKH S TOE CALK TIKE MACHINERY SPRING sol T STEEL IL9 Ui M OW s HORSE NAILS WAGON WHEELS AXLES SPRINGS 111 Its SPOKES KIMS STEEL SKEINS II. It. 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