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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 19, 1894.
PCBUSHID DilLT IB SCRAIITOir. PA.. BT IHI TRIBOM
t. P. KINGSBURY, Putt. and Otn'i Mad.
K. H. RIPPLC, Sic'v Tns.
LIVYB. RICHARD, Eoitor.
W. W. DAVIS, SUKDINTIMOINT.
W. W. YOUNGS, Ao. MANa'a.
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BCRANTON, DECEMBER 10, 18U4.
THE SCRANTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city.
Elevation atiovo the tide, 740 feet.
Estimated population, 1894, 103,000.
Registered voters, 20,(199.
Value of Bchool property, $750,000.
Number of school children, 12,00.
Average amount of bank deposits, $10,-
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 new industries.
See how wo grow:
l'opulatlon in ISfifl W'3
"opulation in 1870 35,000
Population In 1SS0
Population In 181)0 75,215
l'opulatlon In 1894 (estimated) 1O3.IW0
And the end Is not yet.
If Rev. Dr. Harlfhurst 13 making any
mistake. It Is In trying to prevent mis
takes on the part of men whom the
people expect to govern themselves.
Why We Need Another Judge.
With Judges' salaries payable by the
state, Instead of by the counties, it Is
perhaps natural that the more orderly
portions of the commonwealth should
object to the creation of additional
Judgeships In communities where petty
litigation Is uncommonly abundant.
We cannot, therefore, criticise the argu
ment of the Philadelphia Press against
the demands for new Judgeships likely
to be made upon the next legislature;
from that paper's pulnt of view its argu
ment Is logical and reasonable. If
there could be, under the constitution,
a "proper division of the state" it Is
probably true, as the Press contends,
that one-third less than the present
number of Judges S5 would be suf
ficient to transact all the proper busi
ness of our Pennsylvania county courts.
Laying aside, however, the theoreti
cal aspects of this ease, let us ask our
contemporary if, under existing cir
cumstances, It thinks the cost of one
additional Judge should stand between
the 1GO.O0O Inhabitants of Lackawanna
county and a proper and prompt clear-ing-up
of our Increasing court dockets.
We concede that the assignment of four
Judges Is theoretically a- large appor
tionment for this county. Upon the
basis of an equitable division, and with
more rigorous laws to prevent the
bringing Into court of cases which
ought to be settled outside, It Is
possible that three Judges, If unusually
active and persevering, might manage
for several years to keep pace with the
business of our courts, although this
might easily give rise to undesirable
haste. Such a basis of 'calculation,
however, Is somewhat 'distant from the
actual condition that now exists. This
is a county of Jibnormal'lltlgatlon. Much
of this litigation, Involving as It does
difficult technical points with reference
to coal leases and contracts, is neces
sarily slow In Its progress through the
courts. Our dockots, as a consequence,
lire already much overcrowded and the
growth In the volume of our legal busi
ness upon the whole renders doubtful
the possibility that three Judges will
much longer be able to keep pace with
It, and continue to give public satisfac
Although Lackawanna county has at
nlmost every term of court for the
past two years called In two or three
Judges from neighboring Judicial lt
tilcts to assist the resident Judges In
Cli-poslng of the great mass of cases to
he adjudicated In the different courts,
it has not been found possible to do
much more than keep abreast of lltlga
tlon. The common pleas court Is two
years behind time, and many criminals
f scape the punishment their acts Justly
deserve, because It is not possible to
bring them to trial soon after they have
Violated the law. Cases of this kind
are continued from term to term until
prosecutors become disgusted and
weary and quite willing that the ac
cused should go scot-free on the basis
of paying the costs. Thesa delays
cause the fees of witnesses to be greatly
Increased and take thousands of dol
lars out of the county treasury each
Under these circumstances It would
Very manifestly be cheaper to give
Lackawanna county an additional
Judge, would It not, than to gradually
destroy the usefulness of our courts by
overcrowding them, or to seek vision
ary relief In the creation of a superflu
ous new county with its expansive po
lltlcal machinery and necessarily
higher tax rates?
We try, occasionally, to send good
(men to congress; and then, nt the very
next election, let ignoramuses or knaves
slip into council practically unopposed
jQueer logic! Queer public I '
Labor's Latest Chieftain,
Rotation lif office undoubtedly has Its
Advantages, even in labor organiza
tions; but when an observance of this
principle supplants a Powderly with a
Sovereign and a Gompers with a Ale
13rlde it Is not to be wondered at If
the public- should begin to have its
doubts as to these organizations' con-
Btancy of purpose. We know nothing
specifically to Mr, McBrlde's discredit
further than a considerable quantity
of careless talking which he haB n
ivarlous times projected Into print. But
It has' been many times demonstrated
that he Is, in any event, Samuel
Gompers' Inferior In experence, breadth
of view and resources, and the Federa
tlon of Labor Is seemingly much more
likely to recede than to advance under
We dare say that one of the first steps
of President McBrlde will be to renew
his recent attempt to secure a foothold
In the anthracite coal regions for the
United Mine Workers. Numerous pre
dictions to this effect have' been cur
rent of late: and it has even been said
that the organization Is already com
plete in this region, but this is an as
sertion which lacks proof. In all reason
able and well-considered steps to better
lis condition, labor will receive the
cordial sympathy of the public, as it
always has "received this in the past.
But we should be recreant to duty If we
held out false hopes of leniency to the
class of reckless men who sometimes
delude worklngmen into unwise pro-
epdlrifis, for the money and brief au
thority which they can get out of such
betrayal. We trunt there will be no
future repetition In these parts of this
kind of lamentable history.
The Dunmnre magistrate who allowed
Farmer Nouck to compound felony the
oilier day by settling a case of highway
oblicry for $;!5, is apparently one of the
most beautiful specimens of the con
necting link between law and disorder
on record. With such men presiding
over the lower courts In this vicinity
It Is a wonder thait the local army of
pickpockets and sneak thieves is not
even larger. .
Encourage Broader Patriotism.
The .Wilkts-Barre Leader asks what
the following extract from a recent
The fact that somewhat more than
thrae-fourllis of the entire population of
Scranton are only one generation removed
from necessarily different old-world con
ditions makes doubly urgent the upbuild
ing of a strong sentiment of patriotism,
perhaps even more manifest und emphatic
han would bo requisite were our citizens
long grounded in American traditions.
The Tribune takes no stock In prescript
ive orders or ugencles that would excite
sectarian strife. It appeals, without bias,
to Its readers, native boin and natural
ized, to co-operate in the strengthening of
all honest and worthy patriotic Influence!
to put our friends of foreign pnrentage In
unison with American conditions and in
Oyr contemporary must be singularly
obtuse If It cannot understand the fore
going. The meaning of it is not hid
den. It moans', among other things,
that good Americans, whether native
or naturalized, should strengthen the
public and private school systems
wherein the sons and daughters of
Americans, born of foreign parents are
receiving their dally education. It
means, to give' one local Illustration,
that they should reinforce efforts like
those of Hew HIchard Aust In this city,
who In the Polish schools under his
charge Is teaching the American lan
guage, American history and reverence
for American institutions in other
words, is fitting the children of those
wllio do not speak English to take a
creditable and progressive part In the
civic activities of the near future. It
means, too, that when the sons and
daughters of naturalized citizens do
not attend school and do not fit them
selves for an intelligent part in the
government of their parents' adopted
country, virile efforts should be put
forth to give them the advantages of
our free educational Institutions, Klate,
parochial or private. The Leader thinks
There Is a good deal of the veriest rot In
dulged In by many of our writer.' and
speakers when they get on this subject of
patriotism and our foreign population, so
called. We ure all, so to speak, foreign
ers of yesterday. It is very questionable
whether those who can go back through
two generations of ancestors, williout Uncl
ing more or less inter-mlxture of foreign
bloods (und precious few can do even
that), are any mure patriotic, in any
proper sense of the won), than those who
come direct from foreign parentage, or
most of those who are themselves of for
eign birth. In fact there is a something
in having been born under a foreign (lag,
followed by a coming under ours and the
acquirement of the additional privileges
the change confers, and by a voluntary
repudiation of "any foreign government,
prince or potentate" as a means of secur
ing the rights of American citizenship,
that should, and unquestionably often
does, produce a far more genuine article
of putrlotlsm than is shown in the aver
age native born of native parentage.
The one Is an American citizen by choice,
deliberately made after he has uttalned
years of discretion. The other is such by
mure accident of birth. The lessons in
patriotism of which we stand In greatest
need are such as will teach till our citi
zens, native born und foreign born, tint
this Is a government for nil the people,
and not a mere means of subserving the
Interests of the few at the cost of the
We are not discussing this point. We
are not hurling stones at persons of
foreign birth. Neither are we Indulging
In what our neighbor somewhat Ineptly
calls "rot." A Journal like the Leader,
which assumes to speak Intelligently
for an Intelligent constituency, should
not put Itself In the unnatural position
of seeming to excuse Illiteracy or to
discourage rational and broad-gauged
efforts toward the development In this
community of a more thorough patriot
ism. It knows, In Its own heart, that
the anthracite regions do not compare
favorably, with respect to law-ob
servance, general morality and uplift
Ing tendencies, with the average com
munlty In this country. Whatever the
fault, or whatever the weakness
whether among Americans of five gen
erations or of only one generation that
fault and that weakness call for correc
tion. The Leader should bo above play
ing the demagogue or trying to tickle
the fancy of the galleries with cheap
One of the best recent types of west
cm enterprise in a Journalistic lino Is
distributed by the Minneapolis Tribune
In a Christmas number of fifty-two
pages, containing 232 columns of adver
tising the largest number of adver
tisements ever collected In a single issue
of a western dally newspaper. The
Tribune Is a success every day in the
year; on the day in question It merely
let Itself out, so to speak.
For sixteen years or so, the Hepubll
can party in New York state has been
to a largo extent under the thumb of
Thomas C. Piatt. While Tamrhany
was In a position to make deals with
him, lie was in a position' to .crack the
whip over the Republican party or
ganization, and he did this most zeal
ously, During these years, Mr. Piatt
had the misfortune to place nothing but
defeats to his credit as a leader. Now
that a tidal wave has burst the bondage
of his inefficiency as a general-ln-chief,
he coolly' takes the popular uprising ob
a license to renewed bosslsm, of a kind
even more offensive than ever before,
The time is at hand, we believe, when
this- man will have become a needles;
burden on the party's shoulders. Past
debts have been abundantly dis
charged. The party Is in a position
now to pay authoritatively that as a
leader, he leads only to defeat; as a
boss he Insults rather than placates
the people; as a politician, his strength
vanished with Tammany's- downfall;'
and as a dictator he Is succeeding only
In making himself ridiculous. It is time
for New York Republicans to see things
In their -true light and to proceed to di
vest themselves of the Piatt incubus.
If they do this, it will mark a new era
of Republican re-ascendancy.
Some Crises of Peace.
An excellent point was recently
made by Judge Iilce, of the Luzerne
courts, when he refused to excuse from
jury service a Wllkes-Harre merchant
who pleaded the urgency of his per
sonal business duties. Judge Rice re
minded the gentleman that the state's
exaction of jury service from each citi
zen, on nn average, amounts to but lit
tle; but that this little was of vast im
portance. The citizen who should shirk
his duty on the battlefield would at
once be branded a coward. Why
should a different term be applied to
the citizen who, In time of peace, en
deavors to shift infinitely less danger
ous burdens upon the shoulders of In
different substitutes? The Wllkes
Harre Record, In this connection, com
pliments Kckley H. Ooxe for his punc
tuality in always serving on juries
when summoned and In exacting sim
ilar punctuality ,frornt his employes.
Mr. Coxe. to be sure, does only his hon-
est duty; but in these duys even tills Is
scarce enough, It seems, to occasion
There Is another similar direction In
whuh many well-intentioned business
men are often quite as remiss. When
a man Is drawn on a jury, he Is fre
quently compelled to serve, whether he
wishes to or not. This element of com
pulsion to some extent, therefore, de
tracts from the heroism of the service.
Hut no man Is compelled to serve In
councils. When, therefore, u clean and
representative citizen Is solicited by
friends to take a nomination so that
the duty of legislating for his ward and
his city may not fall Into unworthy
hands, It Is twice over as essential that
he should accept, thus lending to the
cause of good local government the
voluntary Indorsement of his active
personal Interest, as It Is that ho Bhould
do his occasional duty in the jury box.
Yet it is an absolute fact In this city
that good men by the scores refuse to
become candidates for common coun
cil although they fully recognize the
need of a radical cleansing of this de
teriorated branch of - the municipal
legislature. The excuse In this Instance
Is the same as In the other. It Is:
'I am too busy;" or, "You can do quite
as well with some other man."
Is It not time that the Importance of
civic responsibilities were better un
derstood in this vicinity?
The presidential whip muy try to lash
the administration's currency reform
nostrum through the house committee,
and even through a servile and Ignor
ant house. Hut that nostrum will be
forced to assume quite a different pace
when it gets Into the senate. The sen
ate owes no thanks to O rover Cleveland
nor to any of his millions, a fact he will
probably again ascertain.
It Is not likely that the Corbett-Fitz-
simmons engagement will ever take
place. If It should, what would the two
athletes have to talk about for future
Some one ought to tell Thomas C.
Plaitt to take a vacation. His activity
in assuming to speuk as proprietor of
the Republican party In New York Is
reaching the proportions of a national
Captain John C. Delaney Is mourning
for his mother, who died suddenly last
The utato tax conferenra will meet In
Harrisburg on Dec, 29 to hear the report
of the conimllee which framed a new rev
enue bill at the Commonwealth hotel re
cently. Judges Simonton and Mcl'herson
havo disposed of many of the "rise" cuses
by reducing the taxes und the common
wealth loses by the litigation. The attor
ney general Is trying to get these settle
ments fixed up before ids term closes.
Philadelphia Democrats hope to have
President Cleveland attend their Jack
son day banquet on Jan. 8. Assurances
have been received from Vice President
Stevenson, ex-Governor Russell, of Mas
sachusetts; I'nitcd States Senators Vilas,
of Wisconsin, and White, of California,
and Representatives Mc.Mlilln, of Ten
nessee, that they will be present und ve-
spond to toasts. Leading Democrats
from nearly every county in tho Btute will
also be present.
The totul pluralities for Curtln In ISM
and ISO, (!eary In ISM and 1OT, llartranft
In 1S72 and 1875, Iloyt In 1878 and Heaver In
1880 aggregate. 18I.8H8. Tho Pattlson years
of 1882 and 1S!Cj provide an addition of
50,75(1, and the result of the 'ten guberna
torial elections In the past thirty-four
years Is a total of 238,014. The Interest
ing point about It Is, says tho Philadel
phia Times, that the. Hastln-js plurality
of 241,397 exceeds all tho number gone
before by 2,7iX The real magnitude of tho
November returns can be had In these llg
ures If any one Is searching for it ut tills
TO MY FATHER.
Peace and her huge Invasion to these
Puts dally home: liinumernbln sails
Dawn on the far horizon and draw near;
Innumerable loves, uncounted hopes,
To our wild coaHts, not darkling now, ap
proach; Not now obscure, since thou and thine are
And bright on the lone Isle, tho foundered
Tho loud, resounding foreland, Pharoah
These are thy works, O fathor, these thy
Whether on high tho air bo pure, they
Along tho yellowing sunset, and all night
Among the unnmbered stars of Ood they
Or wether fogs urlso and far and wldo
Tho low sea-level drown each finds a
And all night long tho tolling bell re
sounds: Sn shine, so toll, till night bo overpast,
Till tho stars vanish, till tho Sun return.
And In tho heaven rides the Meet secure.
In tho first hour, the seaman In his skiff
Moves through the unmovlng buy, to
where tho town
Its earliest smoke Into tho air upbreathos
And the rough hazels climb upon the
To the tugg'd oar tho distant echo speaks,
Tho ship, lies rcBtliiK. where by reef unci
Thou and thy lights havo led her like a
child. - ,
This hnst thou done, and I can I bo base?
I must arise, O father, and to port
Some lost, complaining seaman pilot
Robert Louis Stevenson.
KIND WORDS OF FRIENDS.
Scranton Truth: "Scranton Journalism
Is showing Itself to advantage In the
special Christmas Issues of our esteemed
contemporaries, the Republican, the Free
Press and The Tribune, which have fol
lowed each other within the last four
days. The dty of Scranton has a right
to be proud of Its newspapers, as Its
newspapers are of it."
Was a Creditable Number.
WIlkeR-Barre Times: "The Scranton
Tribune's Christmas number came to
hand today. It Is a well gotten up paper
of twenty pages enclosed In a handsome
ly designed cover printed In bright red.
It Is full of advertisements and appro
priate Christmas reading und is all In all
a credit to tho establishment."
Is Well Received.
Wllkes-Harre Leader: "The Scranton
Tribune this morning issued a Christmas
number of twenty pages, with cover
printed in red. It is a line edition and
merits the approval which its patrons will
no doubt cheerfully accord It."
Paid Service Is IScst.
From tho Wilkes-Harre Times.
Scranton Is debating whether or no to
abandon their volunteers for a paid lire
department. YVo have tried both kinds,
neighbor, and find the paid department
much more etllcient and fully warranting
tho rightly Increased cost. Our lire de
partment is today one of the best equipped
und most competent In tho state. Fires
in Wilkus-Uurre aro Infrequent and rarely
are ullowed to do much damage. Indeed
there are sometimes complaint on this
score when old and unsightly buildings
are afire. We would not think of return
ing to the village method of a volunteer
service and are surprised that a progres
sive city like Scranton has clung to it so
Had tho Door and kept It.
From Harper's Bazar.
"Wife back from the country, Daw
son?" "Yes, just got back."
"Didn't she stay longer thnn usual?"
"yes. Couldn't ufl'ord to leave, there
were so many servants to tip. She hud to
stay until half of them had gone."
Under the wldo and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
(Had did I live and gladly die,
And 1 laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he Is where he longed to be;
Homo Is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter from the hill.
Robert Louis Stevenson.
Useful and Ornamen
tal goods for the holi
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TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES BRASS AND ONYX
TABLES AND CABINETS (OF A
AN ELEGANT STOCK OF PIC.
TURES AT MODERATE COST.
FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS WHILE OUR AS
SORTMENT IS COMPLETE,
131 AND 133
We are now showing the larg
est line of Dinner Sets ever dis
played ifi this city.' A splendid
HAVILAND & CO.,
CHAS. FIELD HAVILAND,
R. DELENINERES & GO,
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.
Fell everybody you see, but tell them
not to tell.
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.
The Lackawanna Store Association, Limited.
We will soil for the next thirty daya, prevl
fins to our inventory, Edwin C. Burt & Oo'.s
FINE 8110E8 FOK LADIES, nt a reduction of
10 per cent, from regular prii.es. Every lady
in Scranton and vicinity should avail theni
eolven of thin opportunity to purchase theso
celebrated 8hoea at the prices usually paid (or
We have mivoral other bargains to offer.
See our now novelties in FOOT W EAli KOK
THE HOLIDAY tt. We have original style
A full line of Loggings and Overgatter.
Onr stock of tho J. H. TURNER CO. '8 HIGH
UHADK H1IOE8 for gent's wear is complete.
You will be p eased with our goods iu all
departments, having a lino line of
Groceries, llardwure, Dry Goods,
Guilt's Furnishings, Etc.
Examine tho now "ICaysor," Patent Pin
ter Tipped Cashmere OLOVES, for Ladles;
perfect tlttinir. With each inir you will tlud
n guarantee ticket, which entitles you to anew
puir if tho tips wear out before the Uloves.
We Are Ready
To Show You Our
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Jewel Cases, Glove Boxes,
Cigar Boxes, Sterling Silver-Mounted
and Pocket Books, Bill
Photograph Frames, Prayer
Books, Family Bibles, Ox
The Most Elegant Line or Ink
Stands Ever Shown in the ( ll.v.
In All Its Branches.
Stationers and Engravers,
317 LACKAWANNA AVE.
DR. HILL & SON
Ret teeth, J3.50; best set, $8; for gold enps
nml teeth without plates, called crown and
brldgo work, call for prices and refer
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IN HOLIDAY ATTIRE.
Diamonds (k $, SCfld PH. 610,
Opera Glasses, etc.
Also an exceptionally fine line of
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Our stock embraces everything iu the way of desirable
and appropriate ,
FOR OLD AND YOUNG.
We can supply you with an elegant article at little cost
and make it scarcely noticeable to j-ourself. Call and ex
amine our stock, and you will see that we have just what
Our reputation for reliable dealing is still maintained
after thirty-seven years' business in Scranton, having been
established here iu 187.
Wc will be pleased to show our goods, whether you buy
107 Wyoming Avenue.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
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