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THE SCRANTON TK1UUNJ5 SATUliDAlf MUKJNIJYl. liKVUMBKLi 15, 18i.
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KCRANTON, DECEMBER 15, 1894.
THE SCRANTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city.
Elevation above the tide, 740 feet.
Estlmuted populutlon, 1894, 103,000.
Registered voters, 20,099.
Value of school property, 5730,000.
Number of school children, 12,000.
Average amount of bank deposits, $10,
000,000. It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
sylvania. Can produce electric power cheaper than
No better point In the United States at
Which to establish now Industries.
See how we grow:
Population In 18G0 'z!3
Population In 1870 35.000
Population in 1880 45j
Population In 1890 'WIS
Population In 1891 (estimated) 103.W0
And the end Is not yet.
The congressman who does not Intro
duce some sort of a bill calculated to
cover the financial question, will not be
In It this winter.
Cleanse Common Council.
There Is general dissatisfaction with
Bcranton's present common council.
The majority of Its members do not, In
publlo estimation, measure tip to the
requirements of the third community
In Pennsylvania. Some of Its members,
If common report be true, are not only
none too scrupulous In their methods
of legislation, but they have, also, only
scant ability and very moderate Intel
ligence. While there are probably sev
eral honest members of this body and
one or two honest and able members,
the net aggregate of ability and probity
Is much beneath this growing city's
need. This much may be said in all
caidor without carrying with It any
suggestion of a desire on our part to
call names or "slate" enemies. Names
could be called and shady personages
could be pilloried, if It were thought
necessary. We trust that It will not be
What Is the secret of this mediocrity?
To whom shall we attribute the blame?
Perhaps no better answer can be given
than, without mentioning names, to cite
the example of a gentleman high In the
estimation of local business men a
man who, at board of trade meetings,
for Instance, does not spare words of
criticism for shortcomings in Scran-
ton's municipal government. This gen
tleman was once besought by a number
of appreciative neighbors to be a candi
date for common council. His reply
was to laugh loudly and treat the
proposition as an excellent Joke. He
was, It is true, a careful, honorable and
prudent business man. He knew the
value of business methods and of busi
ness experience In councllmantc delib
erations. And he was not, in intention,
a coward. - But he drew back from an
opportunity to benefit the city because,
In his opinion, a seat in common council
Is the natural prey of ward heelers or
This, we dare say, is the general feel
lng a feeling which excellently serves
the purposes of those who make public
office a private snap. Isn't It about
time, In this happy decade of general
reform, for' the level-headed business
men and the decency-loving middle
classes of Scranton to take an active
part in the selection of the next com
mon council? Is their indifference or
levity to continue until we, too, shall
have a miniature Tammany in munlcl
pal control? The objectionable tea.'
turesof our present common council are
not as yet really dangerous. Those
members of that body who fall below
the requisite standard are Ignorant
and therefore easily cast off. But a
few more years of unchecked practice
in the arts of corrupt legislation w.ould
put a different phase on the matter, and
the postponed house cleaning which
could now be readily effected would
then become a task of uncommon Xl
The new counctlmen to be elected in
February should first of all be honest
and earnest men. We shall have more
to say on this subject before we get
through with it.
' Newfoundland, too, displays svmD
loms of a disorder resembling the
tllcatlon of diseases.
New Currency Plan.
In another place appears an Interest-
rig letter from Dr. Daniel B. Strong, of
Itarrucca, Pa., outlining a strikingly
irlglnal plan of currency reform. Dr.
Urong would gradually withdraw from
iur national banks their privileges as
tanks of Issue privileges which many
eople believe should not depart from
ne federal government and would
laseall this currency on treasury notes,
ssued by the government in exchange
tor approved city, county and state,
lon-lnterest-bearlng bonds, deposited
n the treasury as security. He would
lave the government exchange (90 in
treasury notes for $100 in these ap
roved bonds; would make provision
tor the cancellation of the bonds by
means of annual repayments into the
latlonal treasury; and would protect
lie treasury by giving it, In case of
tefaulted repayment, first claim on
municipal, county or state tax collec
ilonB. A small tax on the circulation
vould reimburse .the government for
ts expense In the premises, as well as
lecure it against loss.. ,
These are the crudely stated general
irinclples of his suggestion. Many de
alls' that look perplexing at first glance
would probably adjust themselves with
out uncommon legislative effort. The
plan Is obviously plausible; and there
are numerous reasons for believing that
it would be more acceptable to the
people generally than would have been
the plan whereby the late Secretary
WIndom ; contemplated providing
against the emergency when Republi
can financiering had at last achieved
the wiping out of the national debt. The
WIndom plan, It will be remembered,
had In mind an issue of United States,
long-term consols, bearing very low In
terest, not higher than 2 per cent. The
objection to this plan is that it would
perpetuate the national debt merely In
order to prolong the life of national
banks as banks of issue. This plan of
Dr. Strong curtails the national banks
to banks of deposit, but It makes the
magnitude of the national debt a mat
ter of indifference And, lust of all, it
would, by abolishing interest on city,
county and state bonds used as a basis
of currency, save perhaps $50,000,000 an-
nuully for -the people, thus virtually
expanding the currency to an amount
equal to the economized Interest
We must confess to a degree of be
wilderment amid the numerous pro
jects lutely advanced for saving the
financial honor of the nation. Many of
them smack loudly of self-interest.
Such are to be regarded with suspicion
by the muss of people who are neither
money-lenders nor borrowers to a large
degree. . But It does not at this moment
occur to us that the project of our Star
rucca . friend, whatever its shortcom
ings, can' be classified as having been
dictated by any desire to augment an
existing debt nor cheat a creditor. To
this extent, at least, it can be submitted
to discussion with a fair measure of ap
proval, to which we may safely add a
token of admiration for Its simplicity
and its uniqueness.
The state, which requires its citizens
to pay school taxes should also require
those who' have children of school age
to send these children to school unless
there is valid excuse to the contrary.
This, in a sentence, Is the common sense
of this muoh-befogged question of com
The Christmas Tribune.
Some of the features of The Tribune's
Christmas number, to be Issued soon,
are as follows:
"WHY THE CHINESE HAVE BEEN
HUMILIATED," a graphic pen-picture
of Chinese customs and conditions,
by Rev. W. W. Shaw, M. A., of Arch
bald, ''a., who hi'S passed many years
In the Celestial Kingdom as a mission
ary. 'FORGOTTEN HERO'S NEGLECTED
GRAVE," an illustrated descriptive ar
ticle by E, T. Sweet of the last resting
place of General Samuel Meredith, the
llrst treasurer of the United States,
whose tomb near Pleasant .Mount, In
Wayne county, is overrun with weeds.
WHY THE WEST ASKS FOR FREE
COINAGE," a scholarly discussion of
the currency problem by Judge C. C.
Goodwin, editor of the Salt Lake Trib
une, and also by Senator John P. Jones,
"WEARY WILLIES AT NIGHTFALL,"
being the chronicle of a careful study of
the chain-brigade now domiciled In
Chief Simpson's department of the Mu
nicipal building; together with causes of
the tramp nuisance as told by the va
"ADVENTURE ON PIKE'S PEAK," by
Miss Minnie Powell, Illustrated by J. L.
Hangl.oneof the most thrilling Incidents
of travel ever written. The writer was
once a resident of Scranton; and her
experiences, as vividly told In this il
lustrated article, will repay perusal.
"THE LOVEOFATHOUSAND YEARS,"
a Christmas fantasy of uncommon In
terest by E. T. Sweet, who, In this story.
treats In a novel fashion the mental
science of telepathy.
HARP TRADITIONS," a cleverly writ
ten article by Miss Gertrude Holyoke
French, reviewing the literature of the
harp and giving readable advice as to
ENGLISH VIEWS OF OUR POLI
TICS," a woman's explanation of the
peculiar Interest manifested by our
British cousins In the success of the
Democratic party. This letter of Miss
Kaiser will be found one of the most In
teresting she has yet written.
But. why particularize? These are
merely a few of the many features-
including choice poetry, fiction, anec
dote, biography, humor and description
which will make the Xmas Tribune
Incomparably the best newspaper ever
issued in Sorantom. Walt for it.
Nicaragua canal boomers take it for
granted If Uncle Sam doesn't Indorse
the worthless bonds of a yet more
worthless canal company some other
government will. An excellent reply
may be made In the two-fold fact that
no other country wants to, In the first
place, while In the second place no
other country dares to. The American
people will not permit the Nicaragua
canal to be bossed by any other power.
Neither will they be entrapped Into
pulling chestnuts out of the fire in be
half of individual stock speculators.
When they want to build the canal at
the public expense they will do so dl
rectly and without circumlocution or
The Minneapolis Tribune has, by Its
admirable reports of the dally sessions
of the municipal reform convention,
placed every other newspaper in the
countryunderobllgatlons to It. Its sum
marles of the papers read the fore part
of the week in this convention have
been adequate, intelligent and well
edited; and there Is no essential detail
absent. Those who are Interested In
municipal progress could not Invest
money to better advantage than in the
purchase of copies of this Minneapolis
newspaper containing the proceedings
of the Good Government congress.
Some statistical crank has figured it
up that the amount of liquor con
sumed In the country will average two
glasses dolly for every person. Many
Impecunious old soaks who are occa
slonally obliged to exist forty-eight
hours without moisture will doubtless
agree that the liquid has not been prop
The councllmantc candidate of doubt
ful reputation who spends money seek
lng an office to which no salary Is at
tached should be unflinchingly turned
down by the people. The decent ele
ment in Scranton is fully able to elect
trustworthy men to councils if it will
take the trouble to make its power felt.
That the sentiment of western Re.
publicans, as indicated in Thursday's
gathering of., the Republican, congres
sional committee, . ts 'Unfavorable to
further agitation. In the direction of
nigh tariffs U not proof that western
Republicans want free trade. They
want protection; but they want only so
much of It as is necessary to cover the
difference between home and foreign
industrial conditions. A tariff which
exceeds this limit Is bound to become as
unpopular as it Is superfluous, for rea
sons readily understood.
Strong Man Sandow has lost a lot
of diamonds. It Is to be hoped that the
modern Hercules, In grasping the ad
vertising methods of the weaker sex,
in histrionic fields, will not develop any
of the gem-exhlbitlng propensities of
the Individual of Alvln Joslln fume.
What are the practical business men
of Scranton those men who sometimes
complain that the city Is not properly
governed doing to Improve the quality
of city legislation? How many of them
are willing to become common council
One fire a year. In the central part
of the city, for Instance, would alone
cost more than the extra cost of a paid
fire department for the entire year.
We had better have the paid firemen
than the one costly fire.
To understand the milk In the cocoa-
nut of Rev. J. C. Hogan's popularity
In the Scrainton correspondence of the
People, It Is necessary to know who
writes that correspondence. Is It Rev.
Mr. Hogan himself?
If Miss Consuleo Vanderbllt resem
bles her published portraits it Is safe
to ussert that the person who threat
ened to kidnap the young lady was
either crazy or cross-eyed.
The realization that he Is not a big
ger man than the court doubtless has
fallen upon Debs with the usual dull
If the exclusion of anarchists can be
brought about by legislation, let us not
shirk 'the legislation.
Ex-Congressman Brunner has an
nounced his Intention to become a candi
date before the next congressslonal con
vention to represent the Ninth district.
According to the compuct the next con-
Ki-essman will come from Berks. Ac
cording to the agreement Berks Is to have
three terms and Lehigh two terms alter
nately. "Representative Lawrence's proposition
that the legislature shall do Its neces
sary work in a three months session and
then quit, does not altogether please some
folks," says the Philudephlu Press, which
thoughtlessly adds: "it would be an
agreeable thing to tho people at lurge,
however, und that Is the Influence to tnke
Into account. The people at large want
their legislative servunts to attend to
business, and not Jumble a long session's
Important work by frantic effort to reach
an early adjournment.
PcmuRoglsm's Signal Defeat.
From the Washington Post.
It has been thought a line philosophy
that prosperity shall be treated os a crime
and that virtue Is to be found only among
tho Idle and the Improvident; that legis
lation shall be aimed at money, and gov
ernment employed to dispossess the
thrifty and the frugal. We have he.ird
the foolish and dungerous proposition
that this or that law should not be enact
ed because It might In Its operation bene-
lit some great and useful business enter
prise, and have listened to denunciations
of parties because under their auspices
material development has been stimulated
anil fortunes made In honorable cullings.
The very generation seems to have been
affected by some poison of Insanity. But
the vote on the railroad pooling bill shows
that congress has not yet been captured
by the demagogues.
Tho City of Pittston.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Pittston Is the latest of the boroughs
to assume the dignity and organized gov-
eminent of a city. The governor's procl.v
million to that effect has Just been is
sued, and the change, which was, of
course, made In pursuance of the vote of
the people, appears to be an altogether
satisfactory one. The new city has a very
thrifty and interesting population, which
numbered at the last census 10,302, but
which is no doubt very much In excess of
that at this time. Its growth from 1SS0 to
1890 amounted to 07.87 per cent, and It may
soon begin to make faces at its big neigh
bor on either side, Wilkes-Barre and
An I'p and Down Plea.
From the Cincinnati Tribune. 1
"Judge," said the young man with torn
clothes and a black eye, "conslderln' the
way the police done me up, I think you
ought to let me down easy."
"Young man, If you came here expecting
this court to be a parachute," replied the
Judge with a harsh, police court luugh,
"you are away oft your trolley. Ninety
(Read by E. A. Niven at a Wilkes-
Barre banquet of commercial travelers.)
What man Is that with flushing eyo,
Who can Fate's sharpest shafts defy,
Who nods at every pusser-by?
Who Is It that upon the train,
From California on to Maine,
Assauges every grief or pain?
Who is It claims the world his own,
And even on the glittering throne
His tempting sample goods throws down?
Who Is It presses Europe's ground,
The Yankee flug about him bound,
And wins a tight In one short round?
Who Is It on the railroads through
Delights In entertaining you
With stories that are neat and new?
Who Is It passes for a Jay
When card sharps banter him to play,
And with the boodle walks away?
Who Is It cuts the town boy out
At manv a dance and genial rout.
And mukes the old beaux frown and pout?
Who Is It calmly cuts a dash,
Who asks no credit, pays his cash,
And never falls to make a "mash?"
Who Is It loves his home the best,
Though always longing for Its rest,
And deems its sacred portals blest?
Who keeps the traveling world astir
With stories without blemish, sir;
At Momus' shrine a worshiper?
Who Is It, wearing age or youth,
Or circled round with foes forsooth,
Always and ever tells the truth?
Who telleth tales that split your side,
And tlckleth e'en a deacon's hide,
From early morn till eventide?
Who wears his heart upon his sleeve
And hastes all sorrow to relieve,
Nor asks what pay he will recelvo?
Who loves his wife and babies dear,
And brings to them continued cheer,
Nor Gossip's Idle tongue (loth fear?
And who-when- life's last trip Is o'er,
Will pick his gripsack from the floor
And saunter In at Heaven's door?
NO TIME FOR TINKERING.
Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, voices the
sentiments of most Republican senators
when he says there must be no tariff tink
ering in the coming session of Congress
that Republicans must take no affirmative
action until they have the power. He feels
that although opposed to the scandalous
sugar schedule, it would do no good to en
deavor to amend It, for that would re
open the entire tariff question and neces
sarily recreate that uncertainty which the
election has in a large measure destroyed.
Tho country wants a rest, and business
men can be assured thut there will be no
turilt agitation by Republicans this ses
sion, A I.ltcrurv Comparison.
From tho Cincinnati Tribune.
"What sort of a steak do they serve at
your boarding house?
"Oh, It is a good deal like a French novel
rather tough, but very well done."
Why Ho Didn't Like It,
From tho Washington Star.
"I caji't help my dislike for It," said
Meandering Mike; "I onct seen a sign in
I never It could have no respect for It
WHAT THE SENATORS DO.
"Whnt do the Senators do, papa?
The United States Senators do?"
"They are patriots all my good little Paul,
They are patriots tried and true."
"Hut what do the Senators do, papa?
The United Stutes Senators do?"
"Oh, they talk and debate for the good of
They are statesmen leal and true."
"But what do the Senators do, papa?
Tho United States Senators do?"
'Each talks in turn until they adjourn;
They are workers stern and true."
But what do the Senators do, papa?
These United States Senators do'.'"
"Oh, their Bpecches are sound and very
They are orators wise and true."
"But what but what do they do, papa,
Oh, what do they do, I pray?"
Oh, they draw their pay In the regular
In the old Immemorial way."
New Orleans Picayune.
Useful and Ornamen
tal goods for the holi
LADIES' DRESSING TABLES.
TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BRASS AND ONYX
TABLES AND CABINETS (OF A
AN ELEGANT STOCK OP PIC
TURES AT MODERATE COST,
FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS WHILE OUR AS
SORTMENT IS COMPLETE. .
131 IND 133
We arc now showing the larg
est line of Dinner Sets ever dis
played in this city. A splendid
HAVILAND & 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, demons & Co.
The secret is out Not only do they
say we do washing for a living, but
that we do it well. So keep It going.
Tell everybody you see, but tell them
not to tell.
LAUNDRY, 322 v
Taken the Town
By storm with our magnificent display of Holiday
Goods, and with the extremely low prices we are sell
ing them at. If you are wise you will do your Holi
day shopping now, and you will do it right here. Use
ful Holiday presents of all kinds, Umbrellas, Neck
wear, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Smoking Jackets, Jew
elry, Leather Goods, Celluloid Goods, Silverware,
Toys, Games, Books, Booklets, Pictures, Rockers,
Cushions, Lambrequins, Linen Sets, Rugs, Curtains,
COME AND SEE US
Special Holiday department, second floor take elevator.
Articles selected now laid away for customers until wanted.
We will discontinue giving away Crayon Portraits after
December 31st, 1894. So those who are entitled to them
are advised to order them now.
Ibe Lackawanna Store Association, Limited.
We will sell for the next thirty days, previ
ous to our Inventory, Edwin C. Burt & Co'.a
FINE SHOES FOB LADIES, a a reduotlon of
10 pur cent, from regular prices. Every lady
in Scranton and vicinity should avail them
selves of till, opportunity to purchase thrae
celobrated Bhoea at tho prices usually paid for
Wo have kovoral other bargain to offer.
See our new novelties in FOOTWEAR FOR
THE HOLIDAYS. We have original styles
A full line of Leggings and Overgaitera.
Our stock of the J. H. TURNER CO. '8 HIGH
GRADE HHOEH for gent's wear is complete.
You will be p'oasod with our goods in all
departments, having a fine line of
Groceries, Hardware, Dry Goods,
, Gent's Furnishings, Etc.
tVExamlne the new "Kayser," Patent Fin
ger Tipued Cashmere GLOVES, for Ladies:
perfect fitting. With each pair yon will find
a guarantee ticket, which entitles yon to anew
pair If the tips wear out before the Gloves.
We Are Heady
To Show You Our
ELEGANT LINE OF
Comprising Dressing Cases,
Jewel Cases, Glove Boxes,
Cigar Boxes, Sterling Sil
ver-Mounted Card Cases
and Pocket Books, Bill
Photograph Frames, Prayer
Books, Family Bibles, Ox
The Most Elegant Line of Ink
Stands Ever Shown In the City.
In All Its Branches.
Stationers and Engravers,
317 LACK&WANNA AVE.
DR. HILL & SON
Oct teeth, 15.60; bent set, J8; for gold caps
mnd teeth without plates, called crown and
brldgo work, call for prices and refer
ences. TONALOIA, for extracting test
without pain. No ether. No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
BROTHERS, WYOMING AVE.
IN HOLIDAY ATTIRE.
China Closets reduced 15 to 0 per cent
Dec. 10, 1891.
HULL & co.'s,
205 WYOMING AVENUE
Ftna Dressing Tables greatly reduced In price
If you would have the
Amount of heat from the
Amount of fuel, you must
Foote & Shear Co.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
BY DR. SHIMBURO
The Specialist on the Eye. Headachoi and Nervous
ness relieved. Latest and Imprtved Style of Eye
glasses and Spectacles at the Lowest Prices. But
Artificial Eyes Inserted for $5.
305 Spruce Street, Opp. Old Poatofflce.
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
ciated staff of English and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Postoffice Building, Comer Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street
The doctor Is a graduae of the Unlver
Blty of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strutor of physiology and surgery at the
Medico-Chirurglcal collego of Philadel
phia. His specialties are Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and Blood dis
eases. DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
The symptoms of which aro dlzzlncsB.lack
of confidence, sexual weakness in men
and women, ball rising in throat, spots
floating before the eyes, loss of memory,
unable to concentrate the mind on one
subject, easily startled when suddenly
spoken to, and dull distressed mind, which
untlts them for performing the actual du
ties of life, making happiness Impossible,
distressing the uctlon of tho heart, caus
ing flush of heat, depression of splrlts.evil
forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreams.mel
anchoiy, tire easy of company, feeling as
tired in the morning as when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought, depression, constipa
tion, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those so
affected should consult us Immediately;
ard be restored to perfect health.
Lost Manhood Restored.
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
If you have been given up by your phy
sician call upon the doctor and be exam
ined. He cures the worst cases of Ner
vous Debility, Scrofula, Old Sores, Ca
turrh, Plies, Female Weakness, Affec
tions of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly sacred
and confident. Oltlce hours dally 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."
I will pay one thousand dollars In gold
to anyone whom I cannot cure of EPI
LEPTIC CONVULSIONS or FITS.
. l)R' E- GREWER.
Old Post Office Building, corner PenH.
avenue and Spruce street.
.OF ALL KINDS.
Maurice River Cove, fl.
Blue Point and IIUCTPlQ
Kockaway . . . UJOlDIOj
nt AAHO MEDIUM AND
CLAMS LITTLE N ECh
Ail kinds of Fresh Fish, Lobster,
Hard Crabs, Escallops and
HAVING pnrchMsd the
1 ' stoek and rented the
Shoeing Fori, of William
Eluao Sc too, I shall now
giv. oonatant attention to
shoeing horses in a practi
cal and acientiflo manaer.
Quick work and good la the
DOCTOR OF VETERINARY SURGERY.
IF YOUB OLD BOOKS NEED FIX"
INO, BEND THEM TO
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