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TIIE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 20,
InjBUSlllfitAILt IIT 9CRAHT0S. PA . BT TH1 TRIBUK1
C. P. KINfiVBURY, Pc .e Ccn'i Mo,
t. H. RIPPLI, Stc'f KTt. ,
LIVY . RICHARD, Eoitok.
W. W. DAVIS. UPIIHTIHOHT.
W. W. YOUNGS. Ao. Maho's.
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SCRANTON, NOVEMBER 20, 1894.
THE SCRANTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city. '
Elevation above the tide, 740 feet.
Estimated population, 1894, 1U3.0O0.
Registered voters, 20,599.
Value of school property, $750,000.
Number of school children, 12,0u0.
Average amount of bank deposits. $10,
000,000. It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
aylvanla. Can produce electric power cheaper than
No better point in the United States at
which to establish new industries.
See how we grow:
Population In I860 9,L!3
Population In 1870 35,000
Population in 1880 4&.t"-0
Population In 1890 "3,"1&
Population in 1891 (estimated) 103.IW9
And the end Is not yet.
Senator Lodge Is the" first to note that
the Republican party since Nov. 5 !s
the only truly national party. It has
thirty-five congressmen In the south,
whereas the Democrats have only
eleven In the entire north. The Repub
lican party must be equal to its high
trust and great responsibility. It must
not experiment with the panic-breeding
The Coal War Is On I
Under ordinary circumstances It
would be true that this would be the
very worst month In all the year to In
augurate a battle-royal between the
railroad companies which use the coal
trade simply as a feeder to their divi
dends, and the coal producing compa
nies which have only their tonnage as
a means of reimbursement for heavy
Investments of time, labor and capital.
But when the aggressions. Insincerity
and deliberate Injustice of the former
make a fight In self defense the only
visible alternative, the fitness of the
occasion necessarily becomes a second
It Is, indeed, as the Engineering and
Mining Journal aptly remarks, time
that the "manifest injustice" of these
coal carrying railway companies be
"fully understood by the public. The
companies buy the coal from the In
dividual operators on the basis of 60
per cent, of the average tidewater price.
In other words, the 40 per cent, re
maining Is the railroad freight rate, no
matter where the colliery Is situated
and therefore Irrespective of the length
of the haul. This fact Is Important,
since it probably Is at the bottom of
the apparent difference as to tidewater
prices which the companies display.
When at the last meeting the price was
advanced 25 cents on stove coal every
body who knows the companies and the
trade, knew that the advance could not
possibly obtain at tidewater markets.
It does not obtain In New York city,
and some companies who have their
own barge service and therefore are
not affected by the Bcarclty of vessels,
have been offering stove 'coal in Boston
at 93.85 alongside, while less favored
competitors are unable to fill their or
ders. But the line trade received notice
that coal had advanced, and at places
where there is little competition the
buyer was forced to pay CO cents more
than New Yorkers did. It Is Impossible
to say exactly how much coal goes to
line points, but It is not an extravagant
estimate , to give 60 per cent, of tho
total shipments. Basing our figures on
the statistics of 'The Mineral Industry'
for 1892, this means, in round numbers,
about 27,500,000 tons. If the difference
between tidewater and 'line' prices Is
CO centB a ton, this makes $13,750,000
gross profit which goes to the railroads
annually. The .individual operators
suffer also because a great deal of their
coal which 'they sell on the basis of 60
per cent., the tidewater price, is sold
by the companies for 50 cents a ton
Thus, if 60 per cent, of the 12,000,000
tons of coal obtained annually by the
railway companies from the individual
operators be absorbed by the line trade
at 50 cents a ton In excess of the stipu
lated basis of payment, we have vir
tually the spectacle of these companies
deliberately picking $2,160,000 from the
pockets of the individual operators a
sum of money which it is well worth
the operators' while to get back, if pos
sible, or, if not, then at Wast to try to
guard in the future. Almost any man,
if thus ill treated,' would, after all other
means of settlement had been ex
hausted, make up his mind to try the
virtues of a good, stiff, whoie-souled
fight. This, ' from all accounts, seems
to have been the recourse forced upon
the coat trade by the railroads; and
while the trade will probably not get
out of the scrimmage without evidences
of Injury, we feel safe In predicting
that the bulk of the wounds and bruises
will eventually'devolve upon the other
Tom Piatt says he doesn't want any
self-constituted committees or ambi
tious busybodles to help him run New
lYork. Possibly not, Thomas; but there
David Christie Murray, the English
novelist now visiting America-, tell a
New York Interviewer: ,"I can't under
stand why American writers should go
abroad for the backgrounds of their
stories. A man like Henry James, with
his peculiar mental conformation, may
perhaps be excused for choosing an old
er setting. But for the others-there is
lready so much romance and history
and local color over1 here, This oountry
Un't o new, after all, you know. Only
the Other day I read that Ihey wera cele
brating somewhere In New-England the
frOtb anniversary of a university. That's
old enough for most people." For most
people, certainly. But not for the
Anglo-maniacs. The older a thing Is),
the better they relish It the oldtr, and
must we say It the more rotten.
Until a scheme shall be devised fur
insuring equitable and uniform freight
ates, the railroad problem will be very-
much w!th us.
.The disposition of. the average state
legislator of Republican proclivities to
get aboard the band wagon Is strik
ingly exhibited In the present growth of
the Walton speakership boom. Fortu
nately Henry F. Walton is a candidate
who deserves success.
llr. Cleveland's 'prentice hand Is u
good hand to be kept from meddling
with the finance buzz saw.
One Lesson of Typhoid Fever.
The unusual prevalence of typhoid
fever In several smaller communities in
this state, notably in the ordinarily
healthful borough of Montrose, where
one or two canes of this dread Infection
have already ended fatally, directs at
tention to a common evil. In Montrose,
for . Instance, nature has provided al
most every accesory of a low death rate;
but man has shown his negligence by
falling to supplement the town's su
perior natural drainage with, a modern
and effective system of sewerage.
The fever cases now causing so much
anxiety In Montrose, according to the
best information obtainable, are due,
perhups Indirectly, to the unhealthful
recent encampment of state guardsmen
at Gettysburg; but they are due directly
to the lack of suitable drainage. In
every case thus far investigated, the
cause of the fever, If we have been cor
rectly Informed, has been traced to Im
pure well water, the pollution of which
Is very obviously the fault of the pres
ent primitive system of disposing of
human waste. The fact that no case of
typhoid has occurred among those who
drink the water supplied from the
town's clear feed-lalce Is proof that this
body of water Is as yet free from con
tamination. No doubt it would cost the 1,700 In
habitants of this pretty mountain vil
lage something to lay proper sewers
and make the proper plumbing connec
tions therewith. But this expense
would, In the long run, be more than re
paid by the greater convenience and the
superior cleanliness of such a modern
system of waste disposal. When the
present difficulties shall be overcome,
one of the first things that the borough
council of Montrose should undertake
Is the adoption of sanitary sewerage;
and In Its endeavors toward this de-
slruble end it should have the hearty
co-operation of all public spirited citi
zens. Unless there Is palpable proof to the
contrary, It ought to be a fair assump
tion that ballot Irregularities are In the
main pretty evenly divided between
the two leading parties. Hence, In the
majority of close elections, the face of
the returns might fairly be accepted as
final, aud this, by the way, would be
much cheaper for the people than to
burden them with excessive costs, to
little, if any, purpose.
A Clever Bait.
That was a very suggestive editorial
In yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer
concerning the appointment of General
Hastings' cabinet. Our esteemed con
temporary is evidently anxious to save
the governor-elect unnecessary trouble
lu this direcetlon. Thus It dexterously
remarks that "he can select for secre
tary of the commonwealth and attor
ney generul men who are personally
congenial and 'select them for that
reason solely, or he can take men of
prominence who would bring great
Btrength to him. It may be that the
general has no political aspirations be
yond the governorship. That being the
case, he might settle down to a quiet
administration with pleasant company
about him and give no thought to the
future. On tho other hand, it may be
that he would like to appear before the
next national Republican convention as
a candidate for higher honors. To do
this he would have to have around him
political friends who are In touch with
Republican leadership men whose In
fluence Is acknowledged."
The Inquirer doesn't say whom it had
In mind when It spoke of men who are
"personally congenial," but we have
little difficulty In reading between Its
lines a diplomatic rib thrust at Colonel
James II. Lambert, its former editor,
and George B. Orlady, who Is under
stood to be Generifl Hastings' personal
choice for attorney general. The In
qulrer Is less diffident, however, about
designating by name those whom It
calls "political friends." By this It
means General Frank Rceder for the
state portfolio and Lyman D. Gilbert
for the attorney generalship, the two
men generally believed to be earnestly
favored by Senator Quay.
There does not appear to be much
need of comment upon this clever pre
Mentation of the case. At the same time,
we venture to remark, less for General
Hastings' benefit he is too sensible not
to know It already than for the benefit
of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that the
people of Pennsylvania two weeks ago
ejected a governor, and not a president,
.The idea that Speaker Reed will par
cel Out the committee chairmanships of
the Fifty-fourth congress so as to get
.the most votes in the next Republican
national convention Is correct; but he
will "get the most votes" by giving the
country the best possible organization
of the next congress.
Third Party Progress.
The Tribune gladly gives space on
another page to a courteous letter from
Q. L. Malce explaining his view of the
future of the Prohibition party. There
are some things In this communication
which do not carry conviction. One of
them, for example, Is the comparison o
a minority political party, which seeks
political ends by political means, with
those who believe in Christianity, whom
our correspondent calls also a minority
party. The comparison is as inapt as
Is the recent remark of a 'third party
clergyman of a neighboring city who
declared that all Christians who failed
to vote the Prohibition ticket were either
knaves or fools. Does our friend be
Hove In trying to force Christianity upon
the world by political agitation?
The temperance question in Its third
partisan phase has been before the
voters of this state for upward of twen
ty years. In that time the question of
prohibition as a political Issue has been
ably and persistently argued. Yet as
we have shown, the third party vote in
Pennsylvania has grown with what un
der the circumstances may fairly be
called extreme, If not discouraging,
slowness. We ure naturally curious to
know what practical object those who
vote this particular ticket expect, at
this pace, soon. If ever, to obtain. If It
be merely to show by their smull num-
er of votes from year to year that they
are believers In temperance, why not
consider' this fact already demonstrated,
and proceed to something else?
in war, and also in politics, the object
of battle Is to lick the enemy. We sub
mit that if the liquor Influence In poli
tics Is to be licked by the Prohibition
party, that party will have to grow a
great deal faster In the next score of
ears than It hus grown In the last
score. And, furthermore, It will have
to drop the present assumption that the
million or more voters In Pennsylvania
who do not vote us It votes are neces
sarily apostates from religion and ene
mies of their country. In other words,
the Prohibition third party will need to
learn even more thoroughly than It has
et learned, that while It numbers In its
membership hundreds of true, able and
upright men, It does not contain all
there Is of virtue, piety and temperance
mong the citizenship of these United
Judge Sittser, In debating whether he
will cuntest the recent Republican ava
lanche, should think twice before he
Despite u!l that others are doing, we
are inclined to pick the governor-elect
as the best and truest cabinet maker In
CHATS KY THE WAY.
It Is siirplslng how readily one's re
marks ran be misapprehended. Here, lor
instance, Is the Carbondale Herald say
ing: "The Scranton Tribune seems to be
ery much interested In the Prohibition
vote of late. It hus been making com
parisons with former votes and advising
he party to go out of business because of
the smallness of their vote. In the same
Issue of the paper It has an uceount of
a drunken mun In Hyde Park trampling
nin wile to death. So long as such cases of
brutality happen so lonir will men be
found who will be pious enough and patri
otic enough to vote that such things shall
be made Impossible. A vote Is suppose!
to represent a man's sentiments and If
he believes In the ubolltion of the drink
ralllc more than he believes In tariff or
urlfT reform he should vote for the partv
that champions his Ideas. If he does not
do so he Is false to himself and to Ma
Now, If the Herald had read this paper
with even ordinary cure it would have
known that The Tribune did no suc h hope
less thing as to advise the Prohibition
arty to "go out of business." It merely
wondered what they were gaining by
staying In business. The man who be
lieves that the problem of Intemperance,
which has existed ever since man cume
Into being, can be eradicated by the mere
act of voting for a third party candidate
for olllce Is certainly welcome to vote his
belief at the polls, as patiently as he
pleases. We wish all good citizens well.
We learn from the esteemed Wllkes-
Barre Record that "the principal ship
ping point of the upper coal fields was
never Scranton nor never will be. And,
moreover, since the superficial seams of
Lackawanna are well nigh exhausted and
none others In slirht it behooves our
neighbors to get a move on and corral
few more button and underwear fac
tories or the 'Electric City' or 'Chicago'
of the East,' .whichever cognomen Is
right, will soon enter upon a lively pe
riod of decay." Tho fly thought he was
an awful load on tho ox's buck, but tho
ox never even supposed he was there. We
are glad to know that Wilkes-Barre is
happy. Scranton doesn't mind Wilkcs
Barre's competition In the least. Fact
Is, she doesn't feel it.
There Is no earthly reason why a man
who pays his money for Mother Goose
rhymes should be fed on "Paradise Lost."
A book dealer who should try to work
off Dante's "Inferno" In lleil of "Tho
House That Jack Built" would not long
retain his trade. Yet precisely a similar
thing has happened in Wilkes-Barre,
where the leader of a play house orches
tra has got mad and resigned because
the people who wouldn't applaud his severe
classics took kindly to "Sweet Marie"
and ("Johnny, Get Your Gun." What
curios these musicians be!
Even prosaic Allentown has Invented n
social novelty In he shape of a "chewing
gum party." Chewing gum, In society.
is much to be preferred to chewing pea
Professor Carter, the organist of the
Elm Park church, has arranged to give a
recital In Carbondale, Dec. 5, whereupon
the Herald pays him this neat compli
ment: "Those who recently went to
Scranton for the purpose of hearing him
will want to hear him again and those
who have not heard the wonderful munic
which he brings out of the Instrument
will embrace this opportunity of doing
The tide Is turning. Says the Lebanon,
Pa., Dally News: "Senator Cameron do
nles that he Is Interested In the formation
of n. silver party. He said recently, 'I am
a Republican who thoroughly believes in
sliver,' whereupon the Scranton Tribune
says: 'The probability is that Senator
Cumcron will gome day have many more
companions In this belief than he has to
day.' We coincide in this belief and we
doubt not that the day is not far distant
when such will bo the case and when
prominent Republicans will hold similar
It Is understood that Senator Quay
wanted Lyman D. Gilbert named as at
torney general, and that he will now be
come Mr. McCoimlck's deputy.
Allegheny county Republican nssembly-
men-elect have Indorsed Sheriff Joseph
Gray for adjutant generul.
Philadelphia's new common council will
have 127 members, too many, It Is claimed,
for expeditions or satisfactory work.
The rumor at Washington Is that Presi
dent Cleveland will pigeon hole Admiral
Walker's report favorable . to Hawaiian
The News-Dealor claims there has been
too much politics and too little hard
work In the Luzerne county district at
Judgo Sittser, who was recently defeat
ed for Judge In the Wyoming district muy
contest the mntter In .court, Republican
fraud Is charged. .
Senator Quay says ho Is against the ad'
mission of any more new states, which
with puny populations, have as much
power In the.Unlted Stntes senate as the
great commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Grand Lecturer Walter Sims of the
American Protective association says
that order will have forty members of the
next congress pledged to its principles.
Ho Insists thut the Republican party
leaders are at heart a much opposed to
the American Protective association
are the Democrats,
The Philadelphia Times which enjoys
tho reputation of being nearly always
"off" In its political prophecies said Gen
eral Hastings cabinet would be as follows
Kor secretary of the commonwealth, Col
onel James H.' Lambert, of Philadelphia
for attorney generul, General James A.
Beaver, of Center; for auditor general,
Tom Stewart, of Montgomery; for chief
clerk of the house, it picks A. D. Fetter
olf. of Montgomery; and for resident
clerk, Judge Jere Hex, of Huntingdon. -
"In the eternal fitness of things, it
strikes us," says the Carbondale Anthra
cite, "that nothing seems more fitting
than that a slate picker at eight, a mule
driver at ten, ami u bark grinder at
twelve, should be selected to curry out
tho provisions of a law enuctcd largely In
the Interests of boys and girls who have
to go to tho mills and factories before
reaching their maturity. Governor
Hastings cannot do better than make Ma
jor John C. Deluiuy factory Inspector."
This Is how tho Philadelphia Press edl
torlally whacksCharlcy Voorheea: "Whilo
Philadelphia hus not yet indorsed any
candidate for the chief clerkship it will
undoubtedly support A. l. Fetterolf, of
.Montgomery, who has already been In
dorsed by some of the Interior counties.
The clerkship Is a position of but little
less Importance than the speakership. It
has sometimes been abused In the past
and made use of for disgraceful lobbying
purposes. But under Mr. Fetterolf's ad
ministration nothing of that kind will oc
cur." The Philadelphia Inquirer compliments
a prominent Scraittonlan as follows:
"Frank H. demons, of Scranton, the
newly-elected Republican sheriff of Lack
awanna county, was ut the Bingham
House Sunday night on his way to Port
Deposit to Join a gunning party. He is
more after recreation, however, than the
birds, for he has Just coine out victor
In one of the bitterest fights ever known
In the history of Lackawanna politics.
His majority was only 40 votes, while the
candidate on the sume ticket for county
treasurer was defeated by 20 votes. Mr.
demons la a member of one of the lead
ing wholesale firms In Scranton and Is
personally very popular, und but for a de
feetlon In the party under the leadership
of ex-Mayor Fellows, brought about
through 111 feeling over the congressional
nomination, he would have polled a very
much stronger vote."
131 AND 133 WASHINGTON AVE.,
Hare just received ii carload of
lest business desk in the
which are oflercd 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 Keai'h of all,
AS LOW AS $19.
A full line of office Furniture, Type
Writing Desks and Chairs.
We are now showing the larg
est line of Dinner Sets ever dis
played in this city. A splendid
KAVILAND & CO.,
CHAS. FIELD HAVILAND,
R. DELENINERES & CO.,
CARLSBAD AND AMERICAN
CHINA, PORCELAIN AND
WHITE GRANITE WARE.
If you want a Dinner Set examine
our stock before buying.
Coursen, Clemons & Co.
HAS A FEW GOOD STYLES OF
II - 111
tl fl i ill l
Instantaneous stamping done while you wajt Qver
500 designs to select from, and at one-llaif the price
charged for some in places where you haw 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.
SEE BIG CENTER WINDOW.
Do You Wear Shoes
If you do and need a new pair, why
not examine the stock of
The Lackawanna Store Association, Lim.
Corner Lacka. and Jefferson Aves.
We are solo ayents In this city for tho
J.S.TUKNER & CO. High Grade Shoes for
men'B wear (theHe shoes toolt first pre
mium at the World's Fair, Chicago), and
for KD WIN C. KL'HT & CO.'S Celebrat
ed Shoes for Indies' wear.
We also handle the following lines:
FOU MEN. ForLADIES,MIHSE9
Strooa & Carroll, O. H. Ford & Co.,
J. & H. Fitzpatriclc, Thuina U. Plmt Co.,
(Stacy, AUums & Cm, II. 8. Albright & Co.
If desired, will tnlte measure nnd order
special pulrs from any factory In the
Our aim Is to be prompt, to Klve our
customers the beat attention and lowest
prices, guaranteeing satisfaction on ull
We also carry a fine line of GROCER
IES. HARDWARE, DRY GOODS.
CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
A trial is what we ask of our citizen j and we
will endokvor to picks.1.
ments, Reception Cards,
Stationers and Engravers,
317 UCKAWAIM KVL
DR. HILL & SON
Set teeth, (5.50: best set, 8; for gold cops
and teeth without plateB, called crown and
brldKo work, call for prices and refer
ences. TONALGIA, for extracting teutb
without pain. No ether, No as.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
BROTHERS, WYOMING AVE,
China Closets reduced 10 to 43 per cent.
NOV. 20, 1801.
MULL & CO.'S,
205 WYOMING AVENUE,
Fine Dressing Tub'.es creatly roJuced In price
If 3'ou would have the
Amount of heat frcm the
LEAST ' .
Amount of fuel, you must
Foote & Shear Go.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
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Ths Spf cialist on the Eyo. Head telle I and Ncrvot!j
Hiss relieved. Latest und liupr. ved Style of Ey
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Artificial Eyes lns'.-rtsd for t'j.
305 Spruce Street, Opp. Old Postcffice.
mm&A ft vk
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The Philadelphia Speelullst, and his asso
ciated start of English and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Postoffice Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street.
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strator of physiology and surtrery at the
Meilico-Chlrut'tfleal college of Philadel
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The symptoms of which are dizziness,lar;k
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forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreams, mel
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AstUma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancers ana
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