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THE SCI? ANTON TItlJJUNE Til L' KS f) AY MORNING. MARCH 21). 18U4.
F. E. WOOD,
rCBI.IgDED HA1I.V AND IEKLV IN BCRA
ton. Pa., uy The 'J iuuunb Fublisiiino
NEW Your Orriot: TR1BUBB BTJILDIKO,
Thank 8. Quay. Manaqkr.
Entered at the lyitojtce at SmMtOM.
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE.
BGBANTON, MABCH '.t', ISM.
Wily Mu. imuanmian yet arincsi
raoh a disposition to tiir t-.t sliv of the
Pt-mocrstlo stuto ehairtnaoihip that
we bveiti to tear ho orjeets to turtlur
frosts. And lie certainly bus experi
enced bis share.
Tho Elks' New Home.
Ho secret fraternity today poaaeaiei
pramler prindplM or comes nearer to
the observance of these, principle in
tvrnlsy life than the BenOVoUat BOOj
Protective larder of Klks Outsule the
church it would be dlAoalt to Bad
place where the Bodnrlng elements of a
progressive civilization, thoa cardinal
virtues which draw and hold mankind
together and lift society Op to a more
liberal culture, are hi clearer and
steadier a?tdBOe than within the por
tals of a representative lodge ot Elka.
Truly democratic, truly fraternal, the
order ia mora than thiat for it embo
dies iu its ritual a-il iu its pledge of
loyalty the very essence of charity.
I'istice, fidelity and truth. Were iu
fidelity suddenly to ovsrtbrjw all the
ology, there would jet rstuiin tocivi'.i.
Balioo, in the principles which all Elks
subscribe to, raUgion'i truest jf.'rm and
!ach being the nnsniui 0l hlief of
all who hv been tvored With an iu
light into Elidom. it agrees with
rKgsou that the progress of a local
lodge ii of more thvi secret import
ance. Withiu the next few days
Scnntou Eiks will remove iuto a
D'rm.iueu: social and busiuejs home
which, iu all it uiuipmeute, ap
purtenances auJ ligniSoaoce, ie fondly
baUBYtd to be literally without a
superior Coming io such rloio suc
ces:ou after Ce erecuou of a peerles
city hall, the occupation of a
cnjcidcent fJenl buildiuj and the
dedication cf a superb new theater,
this removal is of ureat architectural
consequence, exhibiting anew the
ptjagtaai wnicli growing scrantoa is
miking. But a&.jv and beyond all
msreiy outward and superrlciil ihow,
the event is las'ingiy momentous in iti
iafiacntia upon th- pleasures, the duuee
and the lives of the Io 1's ealar'ini;
cieratsrskip . and by direct radiation
npon the pleasure, the opportunities
and the development o'. our common
scrantoaLilgeof Elka, No 123, num
hers to-day more than 3j0 members.
Tfci membership, it :aiy be said with
on: exaggeration. U the very cream of
profeesioual. industrial and commer
cial Scranton. I", inclu les judges and
physicians and merchants and attor-c-ys
who are in tue very forefront of
their rsspective vocations I: inc.na
instructors anl railway men and
Ecbanics and tradesmen wno are
anon the toiidest in our citizcship.
It draw from every rank, class and
calling trustworthy rsprraaatatativea,
nnd blends them all together in true
jqaility. Men without knowlelge.
cnarac'.er or principle are not admitted.
But when worth can h; established
that is all that la aakad. While there
is no encouragement to vice, no preu
icm en lic-nse act no Ux.tyof control,
the discipline of the lodge does r, it
bother iiaelf abont a memher'a race or
politic or creed It accepts him a a
man nad o4 a brother, and as a brother
it will cheer bin in enicass. helter
cira in aivrsitr, rej'.cs with him
Then he i well and minuter
when he is sick
la not growth upon tuch a batis de
serving of gTateful chronicle?
TBI 0M1BSIO2I from our national con
stitution of a direct rffsrer.ee by name
to the God whom Christians worship
wa not accidental, nor is it strange
Mt the house committee on judiciary,
thottld by an almost, unanlmont rote,
decline at this Ute day to reopen the
qneetion. While the overwhelming
majority of American are deists,
nnd believe in the exlateaci of on
hnprerne being, all wise, all power
ful and everlasting, tbr or
those who deny thU faith anl
vfco even push their doubt to the
point of organiz;d resistance. A com
plete divorcem;nt ofchnrh from state
and an imoartisl applioatlou of liberty
of contcience reqnlrea that no creed be
either recogniztd or offended in onr
federal charter. To discriminate
against atheists and agnostic i no
part of the misuon of a free govern
ment, any more than it is to dis
criminate against Cathollei, or
Protectants, or Jews, or Gentilee.
Pop Gun Tactics.
Sensationalism it one form of journal
istic evil that has pretty generally
fallen Into dispute among intelligent
readers. But there i a kindred offence
that is ret too prevalent. It consists of
publishing broadcast articles in which
the facts themielvea may be accurate
enough, but which are of such a uaturu
as to give thy emu tl distant reader
false impressions. It is a faot, for in
stance, that a certain looal attorney re
cntly brought harmful insinuations
to bear upou the deputy prothouotary.
It is also a fact thut the latter official
promptly entered a ditclaimer. And it
is a further fact that the president
jndge of tbia county, knowing the cir
cumstances and the two men, promptly
rebuked tbe attorney, threw his charges
out of court nnd thereby vindicated the
But it was not a fact, although
tptoial dispatches In certain metropoli
tan journal might lead distant readers
to infer, that thete insinuations bad
any particular lignificance. Un
dents of Lackawanna oouuty, knowing
the predileotion which the attorney iu
point evinces for aneartbing mythical
mare's neBts, would understand just
how to interpret this incident and
how to give it the requisite discount.
Tbe people of Philadelphia and New
York, however, as well us those through'
ont tbe state, lack this inside inform i-
tion, and are rendered liable by such
partial presentations of the case, to
jump hastily to a conclusion which
does Mr. Khsiou, individually, and
through him, the reputation of the en
tire couuty and community, a gross
While it is possible that tbe Intelli
gence and morality of our local courts
have not iu all instances exhausted the
possibilities of Improvement and ra
form, they are the ouly courts that wo
have, and we should bo foolish to de
fame them undeservedly. One erratic
or ill-dlgBStad accusation calculated to
bring them iuto contempt don much
more to perpatuito existing faults than
it does to hasten tho collection of real
wile. If there le any substantial proof
of irregularity or dereliction iu the
processes of these ooart, it should be
used with an honest view to promote
thecoiumou welfare, rather thuu to
create merely a transient sensation, In
spin prrjudlaa or bafog a shaky esse
It is undoubtedly the general btltoj
that Judge Arohbald dealt leuieutly
with the author of this latest episode
when he simply refined to take olllcial
oognitanaa of it.
TUB WlUiits Bauuk Newe-l'ealor
tliluks those nine opinlous of the su
preme court last Monday sustaining
earlier findings iu this oouuty indicate
that Lackawanna's judges "know the
law." Tins compliment is as true as it
is graceful Daly considering Lcka
wanna's youth and madesty. It may
reasonably bo doubted if any other
county iu the commonwealth has auy
aider or fairer judges. But we shall
uever be quit suro of the supreme
court's work uir.il we can see on the
bench some one who know the tech
nicalities of mining litigation. There
are occasions nowadays when a rsver
sal by the supreme court does not carry
with it a reversal of coutideuce that
our owu j adgss at i right.
The Light Problem.
Tha need of detailed information a
to tho cost of a city electrical plaut
now-that the Question his been raised
in S.Tautou. is well illustrated in the
diaorananov between the estimate of
the electrical committee of Philadel
piia's couueils and that of Cbief
Walker, of the electrical bureau, of
thesaine city. Mr. Walker cilculated
that it wonld oost to establish an si-
peri men tal -UO-ligbt plant in Phila
delphia $100,510 The joint commit:,
which has just concluded an investi
gation of tun interesting rabjtol has
reported that such a plant could
not uu.ler ordinary circumstances be
built for less thin $331,783. Proceeding
upon this as a basis tue jjint committee
has decided adversely upon the propo
sition to establish a munieisal plant,
alleging that under municipal Control
each light would cost -43 16 cent per
night, whereas under tue existing
contract with the Bruh eompauy this
cost is otly 33 cents.
It will stride most obrrers tha',
this discrepancy of $131,933 between
estimate Is too large lo be honest.
Either the inquiry u;nn waish Mr
Walker fonniel his caloulatton has
been hurried an 1 Inadequate, or els
this must be taksn as true concerning
the joins committee's investigation.
Wbic :ever suppoution bi correct, it
is evideu: that if Scranton intend
to go into the electrical ;:!-. in
competition with privat enterprise,
there is need of much further and more
careful Itndy of the question than hss
yet been aeoorded to it. It should ob
viouily b an important publio benefit
that woul i ioduca this municipality to
arrogate to itielf iu any unusual man
ner the functions of private business;
ati i such benefit, if it b oiscerned at
nil. must rait nojn subitanti tl ground.
We cmnot all r 1 to 1st it ran upou
nny haphazird foundation of guess
work like that exhibited in this Phi la
While Tils Triune has no desire to
prejudice this ditOOMion, it is simply
fair to the Scranton Light, Ileat and
P wer company to say that it offsr U
r: iedlv better t-r.ns than anovar In tha
. , -ww
to mm i pkiladelpbia joint oounollmanlo oom-
mitten's figuring. bare that commit
tee declines to pay $931,788 for a JO
Hgbt plant, our people would, for
about the same sum, get an $80 light
plant, In good working condition,
equipped with tho bst micbinery,
having over 100 miles of wire already
strung, successfully lighting iV) city
lamps and supplying In the neighbor
hood of Bio commercial patrons. And
ea would have to pay only .7j.0O(l
down, leaving the remaining $800,000
of indebtedness to rati. If desired, for
forty years Tbe system employed is
th Brush, generally conceded to lie the
best, arid the quality of the engines,
dynamos, machinery, etc , is rpr
ssnted by the company officials to be
Yet, ss we have said, all this may
not hsve any relevancy. If the city
could do better by building an entirely
new plant, it should not permit Mr.
Scranton' offer to stand lu Its way,
providsd It really proposes to go into
business for itself. Hhoul 1 It sdd the
funstion of business manager to its
other t nnetlons? Hhonld It compete, or
try to compete with Individual enter
prise? I Joes It anywhere appear that
it wonld gain enough in dollar and
cents to justify this fur-reaohlng ex
pertinent? Theto ere the question
now before the people anil uuw is thn
time for the diccnsslon to wax warm
Computing every phase of this loss, in
cluding tho reduced wages to triiiumeu
and the decreased opport unities of
profitable operation, Mr. Ashley esti
mates that it is equivalent to a yearly
loss of $300,000,000: or nearly one-half
the ordinary expense of the govern
ment. Mr. Ashley continues:
I'lie time Is not far distant whon people
will gaa with astonishment si tha de
slructive work of ii iMioi'.ar full iov. It
will DORIS When people iinle:alaud lliat tbe
intureels ( trade niul industry are so
lately ideutitlnd with nulioad iin'smss
and prosperity that DO material injury can
tie inllieteil iinon the one without corre
spondingly affecting the Other. The whole
silver product of this country la uuuually
about 50,000,000. What oonperleon would
a total l.-M of this product buar to the
enormous vacuum iu railway enterprise)
How much bas the voluino of trade shrunk
from the silver and I unit agitation com
blued, as compared with the extinction of
railway coiiHtnieliou and reduction lu rail
way uidusine Unfortunately it in not upon
tiade aud tudumriul luteiesta ulono that
these losses fall. The same cau-.a which
stop ooustruotloii and compel economies
in the operation or lailwuye. oeveiopeg la
a lar'o reduction in profita, have made
several Inionds upon the incotni of mil
lions of people who have luvested their
savliig iu railway eeoarltlee, aud upou
eaob one of those sufferers an impression
agniiinl railway securities has beau mad
wlucu will require years Ot proqierlty to
efface, tlae tbla areat lose of income ha t
no effect upou public OOuBdcncef lu IMUil
more than fi. i.'io.ooin'uii of railway bonds
BndetOOk went into the hands ot reoolv
era mainly in cousequeueti of the meaner
profit of the previous years, ugaiust which
ttie companies bad vululy struggled. Is
there nothing taught by this lesson?
There are various ways of explaiulug
this decline, Part of it is due, lunvlta
My, to the gradual o.'cupatioiipby truuk
line systems of all territory coiumer
cially siwceptible of profitable occu
paucy. Some of it has been dm to
hostile state legislation, superluduoed
by the nare&SCtlre eagerness of agra
rian revolutlonltta to hit tv statut at
those who own railway, securities sole
ly for gambling purposes, regardless of
those who owu them by virtue of hon
est inteutiouj aud cquslly regardless ot
the hundreds of thousands of families
that gain livelihoods by them. Wo dare
say that the interstate commerce law
bus operated, in various directions, to
cripple railway enterprise and repress
railway development. All these things,
of COUrte, are wrong; but the railway
manager themselves are not wholly
innocent. (heater honesty, fidelity
and pru lenoe on their part, aud less
desire to startle the public by means of
theatrical coup, Napoleonic maneuver
aud speculative tableaux would have
made possible a much better showing.
FoKGKIiT'L. THAT every law restrict
iug immigration has been Itepnbiican lu
origin, the Wiliiamsport Sun says
"the laborer may hope that under a
Democratic administration the landing
of pauper labor on our shores may be,
stopped." There is nothing to prevent
the laborer from hoping: that, but there
is uotbiug iu the Democratic record to
indicate that his hope will be realizsd.
Wl DO not see how congress can
evade its pluin duty with referecc to
the Carnegie armor plate scaud'il.
There is a coon in that iteel pile aud it
needs to be captured Nnd lube-led.
Tun kelinvushment of the fight
against oleo in this state is a new
triumph for modern science. The anti
fats have lost.
Ii QKXtBAX would go, Urover should
sign at once. And be should sign,
whether Grestmn goes or stays.
but less bored, it ho shinned
Oot Ihe BelatlTSI Confused.
The tVn.wriiN TklBUNI pays eomo very
high coupllmenti to Peter ev. RWideaar'a
partner In electric rallroada, but con
founds Mr Uideaer's partner with
Btepben ii. Blkina The gentleman TBI
TsUBUXa s:u:i out IO prais is really Wli
liain l.. Blkina
Bark fault Jast ' Valuable
CoUmel aaM Itoiiil.
Coining the seigniorage is the putting
ofaoertalu aroonni of silver dollara m
olroulattou, the redemption of winch is not
provided for by any security. Brteohe
bark pants would uuswer jast us well for
a money medium, nud would be just us
n .n.ist Ooofesdon,
BtlUmitn Utrald, ban.
Protection always unconstitutional!
except when u affects come big luterest iu
u Democrathi state.
'1 RJIU ami TkUl Is the verdict of people
who inke Hood's Hu: apui Ilia. Thu good
Sect of each medicine are soon felt In
uervu streng ih restored, appetite crested
and health given.
Roon'a I'lti.e do not weaken, hot aid
digestion uud tone the stomach. Try
Some . .
305 Lacka. Avenue
This week many will look and later on you will buy
Carpets, Curtains and Shades
Alter yuu have moved or done your spring housecleaning.
Therefore, we ask yuu not to lose sight of the fact that ours is
the largest stock in this city, and as we buy and sell for cash
you can save dollars by supplying your wants right here.
When Carpets, Curtains and Shades are sold at dry goods
profits you know what that means. We have Rag Carpets, Hemp
Carpets, Ingrain Carpets, Brussels Carpets, Velvet Carpets,
Moquette Carpe ts, Axminster Carpets and Wilton Carpets, Oil
Cloths, Linoleums, Mattings, Rugs of every description and
size, Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Velour Curtains, Chenille
Curtains, Upholstering and Drapery Materials of all kinds.
Designs and estimates furnished for all kinds of Interior
Decoration by the most skillful artists.
Goldsmith Brothers & Company.
JENKINS & MORRIS, formorly with
0 Leah Jones, display h lnrt,'e and
wel!-jelectd stuck of Fajhiouable
Spring Styloa in Millinery.
Especial attention given to Artistic
406 SPRUCE STREETl
ITBXT I'll DIME n.NK
N. A. HULBERT'3
With the Now Valves
Out of Sight
No Flitaior.NT has ever hen success
ful and, what Is more, no president Ban
lie successful in OarrjrlQff water 011 both
shoulders. Mr. Cleveland must either
coulrunt thu Inflationist! with a reso
lutu veto or el.e give himself over en
tirely to tho free silver theft.
The president of tba Wnbnsh rail
way system, Mr. O. D. Ashley, hss
compiled certuin statistics with refor
inoe to the recent snriiil:ae of railw iy
property that are momentous In their
Kiguiflcatice, In 1887, 11,877 now miles
of railway were constructed. In 181)11
tlm number of new miles was below
2.000 and the decline has been a itrsd -mil
one. From 1887 to 18811. inclusive,
88,870 nsw miles were laid, 1111 av.-i.if.
of 8,172 miles per year. From 181)9 to
1898, inclusive, notwithstanding
uiurked advances In other luduitrlal
directions, tho Dew miles nrm itud
17,420, an average of only 4,357 miles;
or a yearly nvoriiRe decline of 8.81.1
miles. Counting this annual Ion for
four years, Mr. Ashley contends that It
is univalent to tbe withdrawal of
$-107,800,000 of money from circulation.
Ye winds of March aro wafttd tliruUtfh
Ye trees devoid of sap;
Ye curly buds have witherod, too,
because of ye cold snap.
Elected Why do you see's an nppoiut
inent!1 Yuu took no part iu tho cam
paign. Applicant- That's just the reason. If I
had taken a hand your gi.osu would have
"V hat becamo of Jones'- "
"iJied of dyepepsla. You see his wife
joluitd uno of tbi amateur cooking clut-s
nud Jones only lasted six mouths from tl.o
Stern Employer Silo hwo, JrOOOg mun,
this makes ttir tim yuu bare hexn late
t tho ofQce thli week. 1 d?muud an ex
lilime Clark V.'ull, 1 hullovu lu the themy
that tho utToe ,..!! sex the man 1 inher
ihitn the man should seek the office. PMU
Ststesmau No, I BMIBOl fetB In fsvoi
I f suy msMsure that would benefit tho bus
Statesman It' 1 a coipjratiou; and 1 ui
e e e
.' talste -- When I wn h child my numn
nada mo terribly afraid of tha dark, and
I've novo' ipilte K'lttH'i over It.
I Mr 1 Knox I noodiir why yen waited
for teVllght to go home -iier'j I hi
e a a
I'oor James! His bnuht career wss
blssted in the prime of life.
Why I Is be dead -
Alasl worss. Fie bas located at Wilkes-
Tbe "Hlar of KentUok" probably was
unmitd becniisH of his disposition toxin
till luU. Chicago llriialrh.
Bon PaaiiKo Tbodobw!
I'roBperlty giuierally must, bo pursued,
but It is never necessary tochnso adversity.
The piillticiau who waits for lbs office
to wwk him In this au will accumulate
moss on his chin.
TttB world wss uuiiIh for all, but many
of us linvebeeu too slow in fencing up our
Now brooms IWBCp clnun, but It Is the
fslihful. stubby handle that Baa deal tell
ing blows to a dusty cur pet.
What if the MTTBBt i;irls aud cooks. Who
prepsru tootlisoimi dinners for Sunday
eating, should J dn lu thn niovutuuut, fur
uioro thorough observanco of the Sabhiith;
Tho Individual who brings inmcthlug to
the odltorlal nine tu in "just to help fill up, '
unconsciously pays the most delicate left
handed compliment to tho brains of the
stuff that can be I magi Bad.
Flaying Hhani i:.r.im r
.Yew Yotk Sun.
la moments of deep meditation, tlu
thought may sometlmus flit, like algarstte
smoke, throug.'i the marble cloisters of I ho
lion. Josiub V ""' " brsin, that it wus
hardly worth bhlnniiig dowu one's family
tree lor the eako of mingllnn lu tho affairs
ol tlim ungrutefnl world, it, may bo that the
Hon. .1 . in . (julncy would bj ive will uut
( )ur new Hicycles are now
to be seen at our 51 j Lacka
wanna avenue store.
And a full line of
In Gold and Silver.
Prayer Book Markers,
Easter Book Marl
Hand-painted Easter Eggs. Silver-mounted
Leather Goods, suitable for Easter Gifts.
ercereau & Connei!
307 l.At K.VWANN I VV..L.
P.itv MllOin Rfra Girls' Wheels. We are mak
w.t uiu.u, ; extremL.iv low r
XOMOta AVK, BCBAMTOk
8TK1NWAY A SfV
1)1.1 K Kit HltO I HKKS
KKANICH A HA 1 U
S i I 1.1 . & HAUKIt
Timothy, Clover and Lawn Seeds.
f" In." tuck uf f. 1 .;:
314 Lacka. Avo.
atUBlOAIi : : u n vmiisi;
Ml h,l- . KTU. Klli
ltl.ASTiMi AM) SFOKTIKQ
Mnuiat tiirt'l at 1h WapwallomMi Mills, Lu
ivrut eottntf Fk.. Nnd hi Wll
HENRY BELIN, Jr.
(ivncral Agent for tha Wjuuilug llUtrlot,
1 1 8 Wyoming Ave.. Scranton Pa.
l.ii.l Nntlimnl llmili Itnllding.
THC4 FORI), Pitta) in. ra
JdHN II HMD II A HON ; l'lyniMulh Pa.
I W Mi i.I.ihan. Wllkfs-fiarre, Pa
A 1 ; . 1 1 1 . for ttm 1 1. 1 j .p. 1 1 1 1 1 I'ltmnlfMl OaB
itwiv liiah Eatilostvaa
Reception and Visiting Cards,
513 LACKAWANNA AVE.
Menus and Dinner Cards.
Stationers rnd Erj,r ver.i
BIT LACKAWANNA AVK
N.R We nro ofleriug a now
edition of the iuk of Common
Prayer, well bound in cloth.
Two Copies for 25c.
Single Copies, 13c.
BLACK I) l.V MOM)
1 1'KA SPECIAL
CAS I' 8TKKL
BOKSE N 1LS
WILEY A RVUELL AN I) WELLS BROS
W AGON WHEELS
STEEL SKI ins
It H SPIKES
Bittenbender & Co. , Scranton,
Wuelsaals aud mail dalr ui WacoanMlnn' and Blaokamithi
THE DICKSON MANUFACTU RING CO.
CRATU ANL) W!LKSS BARM. PA. KAKUrAOVORBM Ol
Locomotives and Stationary Engines, Boilers,
HOISTING AND PUMPING MACHINERY.
QenBral Offioa, BCRAKTON, PA
Will remove about April 1st to 12 Wyoming Ave
ntic (Y. M. C. A. Building), with a lull Hue of
I DO YOU REQUIRE
At Wholesale and Retail, on easy monthly payments. It will
pay to wait for them.
ASK YOUR GROCER AND INSIST UPON HIS FURNISHING YOU WITH
WE HAVE IT.
EDWIN G. LLOYD
DKIICIO'J'S, MIZ,D BTJCJAIl OTJUEX)
EVERY HAM AND PAIL. OF
BH TRADE HUPl'LIKD
THE ST0WERS PACKING CO., SCRANTON, PA
CrtD TUD irWTrU CDACliM
ri in nr. ,r, 11 r, 1 iihoiii
Alt kltuls Frasb fish reef lvad Uaiif
Panrjr Nmoksil Halibut
( Hit MaBkstal.
Raolwvfavi Chssapaaka Rajr.
Maurlra Klvsr Cava ami
( nil i 1 1 1 1 lam , sin imp ..
W. H. PIERCE,