The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, November 16, 1894, Page 4, Image 4

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Gray, uanaoir.
" Prlntors' Ink," the recognized journal
tor advertisers, rates THE SCKANTON
HilBtNE as the best advertising medium
in -Northeastern Pennsylvania. " Printers'
Ink" knows.
Come and Inspect our city.
Elevation above the tide, 740 feet.
Extremely healthy.
Estimated population, 1894, 103,000.
Registered voters, 20,699.
Value of school property, $750,000.
Number of school children, 12.000.
Average amount of bank deposits, lu,
000,000. It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
sylvania. Can produce electric power cheaper than
Niagara. ,
No better point In the United States at
which to establish new Industries.
Bee how we grow:
Population In 1800 f-f2
Population In 1870 3?'Jl"J
Population In J 880 -i
Population in 1890
Population In 1894 (estimated) WU.W
And the end Is not yet.
The man who, claiming to be a Re
publican, deserts upright nominees of
his own party to work for Democrats,
has only himself to blame If his nB
Bertlons of Continued party loyalty arc
followed by an Interrogation mark.
The Viaduct Ordinance Vetoed.
The message accompanying the
mayor's veto of the West Lackawanna
viaduct ordinance Indicates that the
Inadequacy of the accompanying speci
fications was a prime reason for the
withholding of executive approval.
While this Is undoubtedly one strong
factor In the situation, another Is to be
found In the gradual change of public
opinion since it became apparent that
the enactment of the viaduct legisla
tion would in all probability open the
the door to excessive damages.
As the mayor points out, the limit of
the city's indebtedness has already been
reached and with two expensive new
bridges Boon to be paid for, it would
undoubtedly be Imprudent for councils
to contract further obligations without
a clear and distinct understanding as
to their amount. The percentage of
carelessly contracted municipal indebt
edness is large enough, at best; it would
obviously be a poor policy to take an
other large leap In the dark, particular
ly when there is abundant time to form
ulate an ordinance which shall fully
cover the present uncertainties.
From a canvass taken Borne time ago
by representatives of this paper, We are
convinced that unless public sentiment
on the West Side has since changed,
opinion there Is about equally divided
for and against a viaduct, not to men
tlon a third factor of comparative In
difference. The probability of the early
completion of the Swetland street
bridge, thus alienating a large per
centage of the traffic now belonging to
West Lackawanna avenue, has doubt
less contributed to this indifference.
Such being. the case, there Is reason In
the suggestion that the details of the
viaduct be first finally adjusted before
the city shall be asked to obligate it
self to large extra enpense.
The viaduct, within reasonable cost
limits, would no doubt be a good thing
for many residents of the West Side;
and we do not Interpret the present
veto to mean the project's death blow,
but simply an admonition to caution
and exactitude In the contraction of
new debts,
Numerous bright features will make
tomorrow's Tribune even more Interest
ing than it ordinarily Is. There will be
twelve neat pages of first-class reading
and the cost of It all will be just that
of two penny cigarettes. Forego the
cabbage leaves and buy a Tribune.
Preserve the Forests.
If at next week's conference of the
heads of departments of the state
government It . shall be decided
to recommend Dr. Rothrock's
scheme for state forest reserva
tions, an important forward step
will be taken toward the preservation
of our wooded domain. Dr. Rothrock's
Idea, In brief, Is to empower a com mis
Blon to locate three reservations within
the commonwealth one to be In Pike,
Monroe, Luzerne or Lackawanna coun
ty; another In Sullivan, Lycoming, Clin
ton, Center or Potter county, and the
third In Clearfield, Elk, Cameron, Mc
Kean or Forest county paying for the
same an equitable price; then to have
the state geological survey commission
and the state board of health examine
these reservations, reporting their
value and possibilities as public parks
or sanitariums; and Anally to put them
tinder such supervision as shall Insure
their remaining in nature's original
dress, with all the natural accompani
ments of game, (fish and plant life.
Thisproject Is in some senses a daring
one. It triplicates the task which lnw
perlal New York state has been Btrug
gllng over for nearly a decade, by ask
ing Pennsylvania to make three parks
where the Empire state cannot success
fully secure one. But Us adoption Is
urged by unanswerable arguments. Al
ready our foreBts are bereft of game
and our forest pools and Btreams nil
but deprived of sportive fish, while the
forests themselves are rapidly dlsap'
pearlng before the combined assaults
of repeated forest fires, the railroads,
the saw mills and the wood-aotd works
At the present rate of destruction, a
few more years will see the tall timber
of this vicinity wholly gone; and not
even the smaller second growth will
then be Ignored by the eager chopper
or the relentless flames.
If, therefore, a decided stand Is to be
taken In the hope of averting a foreseen
and a certain calamity, which every
year brings nearer, this is the thne to
take It. It will be useless to cry forest
protection when there are no longer any
forests to protect. Though there should
be objection to some of the details of
Professor Rothrock's project, the gen
eral purpose of it is worthy of most
earnest commendation. The main
thing is to get legislative action started.
That done, experience and discussion
will shape It properly and regulate er
rors of detail. Pennsylvania Is yet rich
In the natural treasures of her wooded
uplands . and hills. Will she preserve
this wealth, or will she wantonly
squander it?
For the holiday season, an advertise
ment In a paper like The Tribune
reaches the eyes of buyers and Insures
a brisk trade. The surest antidote to
calamity crying Is systematic advertis
The county commissioners have com
pleted negotiations through which they
will be enabled to reduce the Interest on
the bonded Indebtedness of the county
from 5 to 4V4 per cent., making a saving
for the county of $2,100. This saving,
It may be said, Is not, perhaps, of great
consequence to the prosperous county
of Lackawanna, but it proves that the
commissioners are alive to the Interests
of the taxpayers and are on the alert
to be of genuine service to them. They
manage the business of the county as
they would a private enterprise of their
own. In this connection it will be of In
terest to know that the commissioners
are now redeeming $40,000 of the out
standing county bonds, leaving a bal
ance to be provided for on the 4Vfc per
cent, basis of $120,000.
Lemuel Ell Qulgg swears he didn't
spend a cent in his second campaign
for congress. And Ell got there, too.
Ridiculous Financiering.
Our present method of replenishing
the treasury with gold suggests to the
New York Herald the story of Davy
Crockett's coonskln. "Peltries," suys
the Herald, "were a circulating medium
In the backwoods, and Davy at the log
house tavern paid for the drinks with
the fur of a coon which had been the
sole reward of his prowess with a rlllu
that day. ' The bartender threw the
peltry under the rude counter, and
Davy, recovering It through the Inter
stice In the logs, tenderd It In payment
for another 'round,' and repeated the
trick until he and his compotators had
drained the barrel, and the puzzled pro-
prletor discovered that as a result of
the prosperous trade he had been drlv-
lng he had nothing on hand but the
same old coonskln."
There Is this Item of difference, how
ever. While we may have on hand the
same old paper mill that grinds out the
same old bonds, under a new title, we
have each time a larger debt, which the
people will have eventually to make
good. The deficit which serves as an
excuse for our latest bond issue was a
purely gratuitous one, due to no other
cause under the sun than to Dem
ocracy's meddling penchant for blun
derlng. But for the threatened repeal
of the McKlnley act, finally consum
mated by the substitution of a measure
carrying with It $70,000,000 of new de
ficiency, and the abrogation of reclpro
cal treaties, there would have been no
occasion for new bonds and no short
age in the national government's cash
There Is no doubt as to what would
be thought of a private business man
who, while In the receipt of a good In
come, should deliberately revolutionize
and experiment with his trade until ex
penses regularly and largely exceeded
receipts. He might make ends meet for
a time, by borrowing money on promts
sory notes, but It would be a reckless
and dangerous kind of management.
sure eventually to come to grief. The
one safe way to do business Is to keep
one's expenses within one's Income and
thus save needless Interest charges
This was the policy which character
ized the Republican party's adminis
tration of the national finances. The
worst objection that Democrats have
ever made to that administration was
that it resulted in the accumulation of
a surplus, whereas their own control
has achieved nothing but deficits.
Massachusetts will, at its forthcom
ing legislative session, again pass upon
the proposed assumption by the state of
the control of the liquor business, after
what Is known as the Gothenburg sys
tern. Two years ago this proposition
passed one house and was defeated In
the other. Its advocates contend It will
pass both,- this time. The plan. In de
tail, contemplates the leasing of license
rights by state agents, under restrictive
conditions assuring a minimum amount
of disturbance from the trafllc in In
toxicants, combined with a consider
able revenue which can be devoted to
public purposes. We must frankly con
fess that this plan seems quite as logi
cal as the present high license system
as known In Pennsylvania. It would
put the state In the position of having
to enforce Its laws on this subject or
else lose good tenants. Assuming that
the drink traffic is still an essential
branch of commerce, the arguments In
favor of Its practical restriction and
careful regulation are too apparent to
need definition; and the Gothenburg
system, from all accounts, is a very
successful solution of the vexing prob
lem, from a practical standpoint.
The supreme court, by affirming the
right of the state to collect tax on cor
poratton franchises, has Raved the
treasury of Pennsylvania a neat' sum
But what Is to be done where valuable
franchises have been given away by
negligent or culpable councllmen? Such
Instances exist, and not a., thousand
miles from Scranton.
Republicans should so conduct them
selves that the million or more Demo
crats who last week voted with them,
on trial, will be Induced to become
regular subscribers.
It Is possible that Secretary Carlisle
will not entirely relish the exuberant
manner In which Mr. Cleveland admits
him Into a partnership In the president's
numerous mistakes.
Recorder-elect Goff, of New York, ex
pended 76 cents of his own money to
get elected last week; and the Lcxow
committee did the rest.
In twenty-one states, Including Con
necticut, Indiana and West Virginia,
the Democrats will soon not have a sln-
gle representative in congress. From
the northern states only fifteen Demo
cratic members have been returned, the
majority of them by scratch pluralities.
In consideration of this fact, we ques
tion whethpr It paid the Democratic
party to play to the socialistic rabble by
means of the Income tax.
Until within a few months ago, the
government purchased Its stamps from
private manufacturers under the con
tract system. Then some lynx-eyed
paternalist thotiKht he saw a chance to
save a few pennies, and a federal
stamp factory was established. The
saving, up to date, Is about $50,000, not
counting the cost of the new ma
chinery; but the new stamps are rotten
In fiber, sickly pale in color and ab
solutely worthless with respect to their
slicking capacity. The people who buy
stamps will, of course, have to keep on
buying them at the same old Btand; but
they are certainly entitled to a vigorous
No explanation of Democracy's over
whelming defeat has been more satis
factory than was the prediction of it
made by Crover Cleveland In his letter
to "Sir" William Wilson. That party
simply did not dare to "face the people
after such odious 'discriminations and
violations of principle."
Mr3. Kendal, the English actress. Is
displeased with the American newspa
pers, which, she says, cure more for
medicine advertisements than for Mrs.
Kendal's plays. Medicine Is usually
nasty, to be sure; but aren't her plays
a good deal worse?
An Iowa minister recently pronchod a
sermon on Puullne Hall nnd is now de-
fndunt In a libel suit. The clergyman
will probably hereafter confine his la
bors to the spiritual Satan and let the
personal example work out Its own de
struction. We know of no better man to lend the
demoralized 'Democracy of Pennsyl
vania up to high and solid ground thun
William M. Slngerly. In this lofty mis
sion he would have the moral support of
every Republican In the land.
Withln a radius of sixty miles, Pitts
burg claims a population of 1.C08.9R4;
but that's nothing, for Scranton, within
a radius only four times as large, has
a population exceeding 10,000,000.
Editor gingerly Is evidently con
vinced that If the Democrats of Penn
sylvania do not speedily reorganize,
there will soon not be enough of them
left to man the caucuses.
The army of the unemployed Is
greater Just now In politics than it is
In Industry; greater, and more formid
Those " new bridges" will yet doubt
less materialize; but we are not pre
pared to make definite predictions
The enthusiasm of the average at
torney over the prospect of an election
contest Is not always disinterested.
Secretary Nlven, of the Wllkos-Tia-re
board of trade, Is cheerful, happy anil en
thusiastic. "In my opinion," he says,
"tho possibilities for high achievements
are great, nnd primarily because there is
every evidence that the sun of commer
cial prosperity Is rising to blaze for a
long time over this favored land. The re
cent elections have ended a prominent
disturbing factor In trade conditions, and
the settlement of national policies will
naturally relieve the business men of all
anxiety and apprehension for some years
to come. Already information comes from
trustworthy sources that confidence has
been restored and that the avenues of
commerce will soon echo with the bustle
of renewed activity. This Is good new.-)
and must have its effect in stirring up
things in the Wyoming valley. With a
happier feeling in relation to the future
Industrial matters must Improve, and It
Btrikes me that If those Interested In the
board of trade will give It the encourage
ment of their confidence nnd wise advice
and experience that It won't take long to
Infuse new life Into Its work and muko It
what It has been on occasions In the past,
an organization whose benefits will be
substantial nnd far-reaching." Thin Is
the kind of talk that makes the mare go.
Out of compliment to his services dur
ing the recent campaign, Representative
Kulp, the sturdy young Republican who
defeated the veteran Ruckulew In the
HiVenteenth district, has proffered to
Hugh O'Doiincll, of Homestead fume, the
position of private secretary. Mr. O'Dun
nell will accept, and beside do newspa
per work at Washington.
In the course of an extended essay on
bores, the Minneapolis Times remarks:
"Probably no professional man has more
or more kinds of bores to contend with
than the editor of a dally paper. In the
large eastern cities every newspaper has
an ex-puglllst In Its employ who earns his
salary by throwing this class of floating
population down seven flights of stair.
The west has not arrived at this stage of
Journalism and the bore ha3 It all his own
way." If any Scruntonian. wishes to see
The Tribune's pugilist at work, let him
vlslst this office at the busy time of night.
Our stairs number only four flights, but
the stones at the bottom are hard, cruelly
As before snld, John Donovan, of nay
county, constitutes the boIo relic and
reminiscence of the Derrtocratlc party in
Michigan, a fact which the Detroit News
commemorates as follows: "The first
John was the voice crying In the wilder
ness; so Is the latest John to achieve dis
tinction. Ho Is the Democratic party In
the legislature of 1895. He Is Winkolrled
and the Pans of Thermopylae, all in one.
He is the New Zealamlcr on London
Bridge, sketching tho ruins of London.
He Is Napoleon pacing the quarter deck
alone on the way to St. Helena. He Is
the solitary sentinel on the watch tower.
He must be awake all tho time to partisan
legislation, and, being the Democratic
party, must keep himself well-organized
to withstand the attacks of the enemy
upon the principles of which he la at once
the custodian, the representative and the
protector. About the first thing he will
have to do will bo to hold a joint esuens
with himself, to nominate party candi
dates for the UnlteD States scnatorshlp.
Donovan, of Ray, Is a landmark. He Is
the monument of the Democratic great
ness. Ho Is all that Is left of his party In
Michigan. More power to him.
A green spot- In a desert, an islet In the
Asingle, small, green leaflet, upon a blast
ed tree;
A Crusoe minus Friday, a bright spot In
a cave,
The man without a party, the boss with
out a slave;
The chief without an army, an estate
without an heir,
A prisoner In a dungeon at a game of soli
taire. The unlit earth, with but a single tantal
izing ray,
Is not by half so lonely as John Donovan,
of Ray;
O, Donovan, John Donovan, thou spot
upon the moon,
Thy legislative llddlo hath but a single
tune; '
Hast read aright the legond, with many
as they run.
That still the greatest numbtr Is always
number one?
Representative-elect Hart's' olllclal plu
rality over Judge Klrkpatrlck In the
Eighth district is 197.
The Rucks and Montgomery county Re
publican members-elect of tho next house
have indorsed Harry Walton for speaker.
Senator Quay passed yesterday as the
fcuest of David Martin at his country
home at Holmesburg, near Philadel
phia. Philadelphia Republicans will press upon
Governor Hastings the appointment of
City Solicitor Charles F. Warwlek as at
torney general.
Billy nines is said to be in hot water
again over the Huzleton postotlice. An
indorsement from him will mean dozens
of new enemies.
Free Trailer Tom Johnson, of Cleveland,
O., will establish a dally newspaper to
light the Plain-Dealer. He also expects
to be a candidate for re-election two
years hence.
William P. Owen, the Republican can
didate for secretary of state In Indiana,
according to' the olllclal count, has 44,733
plurality over Myers, his Democratic
competitor. This Is tho largest plurality
ever cast for a Republican candidate.
Every one of the thirteen congressional
districts in Indluna was carried by the
Republicans. The lowest plurnlity Is that
of Watson over Holman, In the Fourth,
434; and the largest Is that of Johnson
over Elliott In the Sixth, 12,017.
The candidacy of ex-Representative M.
A. Foltz, of Chambersburg, for Btate
printer Is receiving comment from breth
ren of the craft throughout the state.
Mr. Foltz has passed upward of a quarter
of a century In the practical schooling
of a newspaper ofliee. His paper, Public
Opinion, Is not only a notable financial
success, but also a model of typograph
ical neatness and excellence. Tho ap
pointment of Mr. Foltz by Governor Hast
ings would Insure good work honestly
done in the state's olllclal printing.
The Philadelphia Press kindly corrects
an error which Inadvertently crept Into a
recent Issue of The Tribune relative to
the representation which Philadelphia will
enjoy In the next Republican state con
vention. The number of delegates based
upon tho last presidential vote was In the
state 2til, ofwhich Philadelphia had sixty
three, or something less than one-fourth.
"In tho next convention," says the Press,
"there will bo an additional number of
delegates, amounting probably to about
thirty, and of thin Increase Philadelphia
will get a little more than one-third, but
It will still have less than one-fourth tho
whole membership of the convention.
In fact, the relative representation to that
of the stato at large will not be changed
In any material degree, because every
district which has made a siifllclent in
crease in Its Republican vote will also
have an Increased representation."
Harking t'p tho Old Tree.
From the Philadelphia Record.
If the Democratic party should be able
to go to the country In 1S9C with the policy
of free raw materials well established,
and rid of the income tax Incubus, there
is no reason to doubt that It would com
mand the samo renponslvo approval on
the part of the people it obtained in 1890
and 1SU
flajly Demoralized.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
At last accounts General Coxey's scheme
for borrowing money on non-convertlblo
security was lame In one leg, blind in
both eyeB and suffering from both ring
bone and spavin.
Have just received a carload of
the celebrated
"The best business desk in the
world," which arc oll'ercd at greatly
reduced prices. The reduced prices at
which this celebrated desk is now of
fered make them the cheapest in the
market. Within the Reach or all.
AS LOW AS $19.
A full line of office Furniture, Type
Writing Desks and Chairs.
Wc arc now showing the larg
est line -of Dinner Sets ever dis
played in this city. A splendid
variety in
If you want a Dinner Set examine
our stock before buying.
Coursen, demons & Co.
Instantaneous stamping done while you wait. Over
500 designs to select from, and at one-half the price
charged for some in places where you have to leave
your work, and wait for it; sometimes for days.
Can Be Seen at Our
Decorative Art Counter
Full Dress Patterns of Lewiston Suitings at $1.15. per pattern.
Full Dress Patterns of all-wool Imported Novelties your
choice at $2.94. This is less than one-half value.
Do You Wear Shoes
If you do and need a new pair, why
not examine the stock of
The Lackawanna Store Association, Urn.
Corner Lacka. and Jefferson Aves.
We ore solo agents In this city for the
J. S. TURNER & CO. High OrsdeShoesfor
men's weur (these shoes took first pre
mium at the World's Fair, Chicago), and
for EDWIN C. BURT & CO.'S Celebrat
ed Shoes for ladies' wear.
We also handle the following lines:
Strong & Carroll,
J. & 11. Fitupatrlck.
HUey, Adams & Co.,
C. P. Ford & Co..
ThomaoO. PUntCo.,
a. o. Aiurigac x 10
If desired, will take monsure nnd nrrinr
special pairs from any factory In the
Our aim Is to be prompt, to give our
customers the bout attention and lowest
prices, guaranteeing satisfaction on ull
our goods.
We also carry a fine lino of GROCER
A trial is whit we ask of our citizens and we
will oudocTor to piers.'.
Wedding Invitations,
Wedding Announce
ments, Reception Cards,
Visiting Cards,
First-Class Work,
Prices Low.
Stationers and Engravers,
. Rot teeth, Jii.KO; best set, 8: for gold caps
and teeth without plates, called crown nnd
brldffo work, call for prices and refer
ences. TONALGIA, for extracting tectlj
without pain. No ether. No gas.
China Closots reduced 15 to O per ceiA
', Nov. 15, 130L
Fine Dressing Tables greatly relucod In price
If you would have the
Amount of heat from the
Amouut of fuel,' you must
have a
Howard Furnace.
Foote & Shear Co.
1 m
O 0 !
0 0 s
Th9 Specialist on tho Eye. Headache! and Nervoes
niss relieved. Latest aurl Iiupn ved Style of Eye
tclns'ftsiaud Spe;tni Ds nt tho Lowest Prices. BuS
Artificial Ej-cb Inserted fur 0.
305 Spruce Street, Opp. Old Postofflce
The Philadulphla Specialist, and his asso
elated staff of Kngllsh and German
physicians, aro now permanently
located at
Old Postofflce Building, Corner Pent)
Avenue and Spruce Street
Tho doctor Is a graduae of tho Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strutor of physiology and surgery at tho
jMedico-ChlrurRlcal college of Philudel
phlu. His specialties are Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and lilood dis
The symptoms of which are dlzzlness.laclc
of cuniidence, sexuul weakness In men
nnd women, ball rising In throat, spots
floating buforo the eyes, loss of memory,
unable to concentrate the mind on ono
subject, easily start led when suddenly
spoken to, nnd dull distressed mind, which
limits them for performing tho actual du
ties of life, making happiness Impossible,
distressing tho action of the heart, caus
lng Hush of heat, depression of splrlts.evll
forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreHms.mol
ancholy, tire easy of company, feeling as
tired In tho morning as when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought.depresslon, constipa
tion, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those bo
affected should consult us Immediately;
u. ii uc icttiuruu iu peneci neuun.
Lost Manhood Restored.
Wcakuess of Young Men Cured.
If yon have been given tip by your phy
xlclun cull upon tho doctor and be exam-'x-d.
Ho cures the worst cases of Ner
vous Debility, Scrofula. Old Sores, Ca
tarrh, l'lles, Female Weakness, Affec
tions of tho Kye, Ear, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, deafness. Tumors, Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and Btrletlv sacred
nnd confident.".. Olllce hours da'ily from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 9 to 2.
Enclose five 2-cent stamps for symtpom
blanks and my book called "New Life "
1 will pay one thousand dollars in gold
to anyone whom I cannot cure of EPI
, t, m na E. ORISWER,
Old Post Office Building, corner Penn
avenue and Spruco street,
Maurice River Cove,
?r Oysters,
Blue Point end
Ail lauds of Fresh Fish, Lobster,
Hard Crabs, Escallops and
Shrimps; at
HAVING purchsd th
toek aid rnt?d th
Shoeing Forge of William
Blums & Son, I shall now
give constant attention to
boeinir borsas In practi
cal ant iuientllle munnor.
Quick work and good Is ta
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