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THE SCEANTON TItlBUNE WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 26. 1894.
FUBMSBID DAILY IN BCBANTOH. PA., BT TBI TRIB0W1
C. P. KINGSBURY, Pats. t GiR'l Mm.
C. H. RIPPLE, Sie-v iniTnu.
LIVV 8. RICHARD, Editor. '
W. W. DAVIS. SuKMNTCNDINT.
W. W, YOUNGS, Adv. alalia-.
Hit tors Ovfice : Trihom building. Ibank B,
INTHRID AT nil roSTOWICi AT 8CR ANTON, FA, AS
UICOND-OLABS MAIL MATT BR.
" Printers' Ink," tho rccogntied journal
fur udvcrtlscrs, rates TUK SCKANTON
TKIbl'NE as the best advertising medium
in Northeastern Pennsylvania. " Printers'
(SCR ANTON, DECEMBER 2li, 181)4.
THE SCR ANTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city.
Klovation above the tide, 740 feet
Estimated population, 1894, 103,000.
Iteglntered voters, 20,r99.
Value of school property, 5730,000.
Number of school children,' 12,000.
- Average amount of bank deposits, $10,
It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
ey Ivan la.
Canprodueo electric power cheaper than
No better point in tho United States at
which to establish new Industries.
See how we grow:
Population In JSfiO
Population In 1870 35.W
Population In 1880
Population In 1890 70.215
Population In 1891 (estimated) 1W.W0
And the end Is not yet.
The better the eouncllriien, the better
the local government. Good govern
The Dispensation ot Burns.
The visit of John llurns to this coun
try has resulted in the rude destruction
of one picturesque lilluslon. So long as
this "apostle of labor" remained 3,000
miles away, and so long as we were
permitted to look at him wonderliiKly
through the uncwtaln spectacles of
William T. Stead, John Burns dimly re
sembled a hero. There was, in this as
pect, a tinge of romance about him; of
republican romance, lie represented
the apobheosis of daily toll; the af
franchisement, eo 'to speak, of the un
der dog. Those of us who had sup
posed such things Incompatible with
the genius of British Institutions were,
therefore, duly Impressed, touched and
In a sorry moment, however, John
Burns caughlt sight of an American dol
lar. Assuming that it madly beckoned
to him, Hie packed up his grip and set
sail for New York. It was Napoleon,
we believe, who remarked that no man
can be a hero to his vaM. John Burns
should have foreseen ifhat no great la
bor emancipator could remain great af
ter he 'toad commingled Intimately with
his worshippers and given repeated
proof of very abundant fallibility. The
invasion of Burns was' attended with
a vast amount of lncense-burnlng and
Grand-clapping, at Uhe outset. The dis
tinguished British visitor addressed
thousands in New York, talked to otiher
thousands In Chicago and was made
equally mudi of in Denver. If John
Burns ihad been content, during these
ovations, to restrict his remarks to sub
jects upon Which he is well Informed,
liils poputority mlg'ht have maintained
I'ta Initial pace and his coffers fattened
at Yankee expense.
But In a- moment of enthusiasm, our
English visitor felt called upon to save
this nation; and In doing so we are con
strained to admit that he has made a
mess of It. In the first place, our Pull
man strike wasn't settled to his soitls
faotion. Therefore he must laud Debs,
who has been fairly sentenced to Jail;
score Ohlef Arthur, of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers, who, as
Americans know, 13 the most sagacious
leader that labor has yet produced, and
put himself generally In an attitude of
mental resistance to the sovereign
forces of American law and order.
These comments were not made casual
ly and tentatively, as mere expressions
of personal belief. They were delivered
ex cathedra. The public ear was bom
barded by them. They were uttered In
a tone that left no room for reply. We
say this was the first ithlng that John
Burns found amiss, In America. Wo
are now curiously awiailtlng the second
one. There will, of course, be a second
one; for to a flatulent blatherskite let
loose In the vast area of his own Imagi
nation all things are possible.
Byrnes may have been honest, but If
no, where was his back bone?
A downright quarrel between two
Mich eminent statesmen as Itlchard
Croker and W. Bourke Cockran might
not be edifying, but it would doubtless
be instructive. Let the battle proceed.
The tramp problem Is solved In the
laconic sentence: "Work!"
A number of propositions looking to
closer trade and political relations be
tween this republic and Canada are on
the calendar of tho present congress,
prominent among them a resolution,
introduced 'by Senator dalllnger, of
New Hampshire, and offering lavish
rhetorical Inducements to an outright
union. It Is not probable that any of
these propositions will be acted uopn
by the present congress. It has neither
the time nor the ability necessary to
the consideration of so important a
problem. The likelihood Is very great,
however, that the Canadian question,
so called, will be among the foremost
themes of debate In the Republican
congre'ss elected last month; and a se
rious discussion of it will, we believe,
be followed with uncommon Interest by
the great mass of Americans and by
the more Intelligent classes of Cana
dians. After several years of more or less
earnest agitation, there Is a yet marked
conflict of testimony as to whether or
not the majority of Canadians would
Join the United Stafes In a political
union If an honorable opportunity-were
to be presented to them. Our own
opinion, formed after some Btudy of
the surface evidences, is that the an
nexationists In Canada are still in the
minority. But they form a strikingly
intelligent, progressive and active
minority, representing, upon the whole,
a larger proportion of the more desirable
classes among the Inhabitants ot the
dominion than is represented by the
Conservative opposition. The march of
Ideas seems destined at no remote day
to land the annexation sentiment in a
fair working majority and when that
time shall come, it will be the work of
a few months only to snap the ab
normal ties that now bind Canada to
Great Britain and Issue overtures for
acceptance Into the American federa
tion. Until such a time, the attitude of this
government must naturally be a passive
one. Over-anxiety for new territory Is
contrary to all wise Yankee traditions.
The greatest and best government on
earth need not solicit . recruits; the
solicitation should come from those
anxious to share In Its advantages. At
the same time, It would be futile to
deny that many Americans already
look upon Canada as a natural und
logical part of the United States, and
would gladly ' Improve the first hon
orable opportunity to welcome it into
the sisterhood of free and prosperous
American states. The choice Is one for
Canada, itself to make. There is little
doubt, however, as to how she will
eventually make It.
It may be worth while to remark,
for the benefit of whom it may concern,
that no bridge "Job" will succeed, this
The Stay-at-home Vote.
It Is announced that a bill will be
presented to the Pennsylvania legisla
ture to make voting compulsory at
every general election, under penalty
of a line of $0. The bill provides that,
after the closing of the polls, the judge
of each election division shall make a
red mark under the name of each voter
who has neglected to cast his ballot,
and he shall transmit to the returning
judge within the next succeeding ten
days a correct list of these names,
signed by himself, attested to by the
clerks. The courts are directed to sum
mon the derelict voters into court to
show cause why the fine should not be
imposed. Sickness and absence from
the city shall be sufficient excuse to
avoid the payment of the (live. All fines
collected under this act shall go to the
public fund of the county In which they
This measure Is doubtless suggested
by the suffrage bill which lately created
a stir In the German empire. It aimed
to disfranchise citizens who should ob
staln from voting at two successive
elections. The falllng-off of the vote
lis all "off-year" American elections
Ki a fact too familiar to' require demon
stration. In the elections of one year
ago. In this state, for example, there Is
every evidence to Indicate that as many
as 300,000 duly qualified voters, or al
most 30 per cent., did not take enough
Interest In the choice of a state supreme
court Justice and a state treasurer to
visit the polls. The elections last
month drew forth a larger percentage
of the total vote; but even with a gov
ernor, stute legislature and congress
men to elect, easily 100,000 citizens re
mained at home on election day!
Whether It Is possible by any coercive
force to bring thi3 sluggish fraction
u-ound to a correct realization of Its
obligations Is an Interesting problem.
We suspect not. At least, we should
have greater faith in education than In
ligislation as a corrective Influence.
In this connection It may not be amiss
to renew attention to a cognate proposi
tion advanced two years ago by Judge
Stewart, of Ch.imbersburg, who sug
gests that a cltlien who should neglect
to register his vote at a primary elec
tion should not tie permitted to vote
at the next, ensuing general election.
Theenactmentof this principle Into law
would not, perhaps, reach the Individ
ual who shuns both primaries and gen
eral elections; but it would be a for
ward step that would exert a guoi
moral Influence. It Is largely because
of tho general Indifference manifested
toward primaries that there Is a large
stay-at-home vote in the elections fol
lowing those primaries. If the import
ance of the primary could be more
earnestly Impressed upon the Ameri
can electorate, the elections would In
most localities practically take care of
One great trouble with Thomas C.
riatt Is that he Interprets every Re
publican victor ns a personul license
to dicta tu .appointments.' Some day
the Republican party In New York will
get tired of carrying Piatt;' and then
you will hear something drop.
Yankee and Other Railroads.
The introductory number of n new
venture In the publishing world, called
"The Magazine of Travel," lies before
us. It Is a monthly publication of nlne-ty-slx
pages, handsomely Illustrated by
the very finest kind of half-tone cuts
printed on super-calendared paper. Kdl
torlully It proclaims Its mission to be
theexploltallonof travel and kindred In
teresta and the collection and preserva-.
tlon of much valuable literature having
tioYel as Its fundamental theme. Prom
a haaty survey of the first number's
contents, we should say that tho new
venture would appeal to a very large
and delighted sudlenco1. ricturesqut
spots In all climes are brightly de
scribed and pictured; and next to see
ing the spots at first hand we should
choose to read about them In the Mag
azine of Travel, which is sumptuous In
typography as well as In letter press
The first article In this new magazine
Is byCha'uncey M. Depew, and It treats
of an always' Interesting theme. Mr.
Depew In a hurried fashion but with
authority draws several pertinent com
parisons between American and foreign
travel. Mr. Depew lias made the tour
of England and the continent more
than half a dozen times and has Inva
riably returned to his own country
strengthened In his conviction that
American railroads are fully a cycle
ahead of the foreign ones In construc
tion, rolling stock, equipment, service
and management, most of ull. We
have not tho space to reproduce all the
defective points which Mr. Depew mar
shals against the railroads of the effete
old world. Some of the more conspicu
ous of his complaints, however, aim at
the bad road beds of the foreign rail
ways; tho utter lack oC enterprise In
their control; the wretched facilities
find conveniences they offer to the
ordinary traveller, and the insolence of
their employes together with the abom
inable severity and complexity of the
governing rules In cpuntrles where the
government owns and mans the rail
roads. The two great nuisances on our
Chauncey's blacklist are the compart
ment evil and state ownership. Of the
former he writes:
Of the compartment system which ob
tains abroad, enough, cannot be said In
denunciation; it Is the most unpleasant,
Inconvenient and dangerous feature of
foreign management. The arrangement
of geuts In these compartments makes It
necessary for one-half the occupants to
rklo bnckward. Nothing can be more dis
agreeable thun .to bo shut up In one of
these places In company and close con
tact with a lot of strangers. You are
helplessly locked in a small room,
crowded so close to your vis-a-vls that,
your feet touch. Your neighbors may be
Impatient, presumptuous, or generally of
fensive In speech, manners or odor; there
you are,, and there you havo got to re
main, in hopeless submission to these un
pleasant conditions. The compartment
system offers most Inviting opportunity
for robbery, outrage und murder, and you
can scarcely look through any continental
or English newspaper without seeing oc
counts of robberies or other crimes, the
seeno of which has been the truin com
partment. Mr. Depew criticises severely the lack
of toilet luxuries on foreign trains and
declares that outside England the aver
age speed of the passenger trains is
less ithan that of American freight
trains. Ho does not overlook the fact
that engineers and firemen on the other
side thiive no eomfoutable locomotive
cab to protect ithem, but have only a
screen to ward off the wind; that con
ductors, In collecting fare, must walk
outside the coaches, o;i a dangerously
narrow foot pa'th; that there is no sys
tem of baggage checking such as we
know In America; and that underpaid
train hands, particularly on the contin
ent, have to be bribed at every step 1C
one wants to escape their troublesome
displeasure. The worst features of for
eign travel, In Mr. Depcw's opinion, are
Invariably found at 'their climax on
roads owned by the government. "Tha
cabinet minirfUr in charge of the rail
ways dares not," says Mr. Depew,
"build branches, run switches into ware
houses, put side-tracks to undeveloped
mines and new manufactories, establish
connection with water power ;'where
bunlncss is to be developed, or adopt, or
even experiment with, uny new appli
ances Involving 'the pulling aside of
present methods, because of the opxii
tlon, which Is ever alert to charge ihlm
with mismanagement, incompetence, or
extravagance." Tho result Is that state
owned railroads are notoriously behind
the times; While ithe large foiee of
putty government oflioials who are em
ployed on these roads prey upon the
public like so many vultures and an
swer complaints v.ith ithe tyranny oi
Upon the whole, if Mr. Depuw's com
parisons be just, wo have little to
learn from the old world In the matter
of railway comforts.
One thing for which Americans
should be grateful In this holiday sea
son is the fact that eminence of ad
vocacy has not blinded them to the in
trinsic worthlessness of Ithe Nicaragua
The members of the next state sen
ate will have the free privilege of a
$10,000 bath room, not to mntion free
soap, 'towels and perfume. We trust
they will not neglect their opportuni
ties. Another $2,000,000 dropped from the
treasury yesterday. All indications
seem to point to the necessity of a new
sot of hoops for Uncle Sam's bar'l.
Tho United States of America needs a
permanent, competent and non-partisan
census department, ' and needs it
The Philadelphia Inquirer is clearly
floundering in the early stages of the
Tom Heed fever. But 'there are others.
No Populist will ever gat the Indorse
ment of a Republican naltional conven
tion. Mark this for future reference.
Now to the payment of those blll.
THE SUNBEAM'S QUEST.
A sunbeam crept In through a chink In
And danced on my pillow, and waked me
llo was out. for a lark, and determined to
The shop where old Santa Claus loaded
"It Is hours since I started. I sped
through the sky
And lit on an Island the fairest on
Whero Winter comes not till tho Summer
A flower-covered land, whero the day has
"Every morning Is Christmas, and Christ
mas nil day;
Every house Is a toy shop; the houses
And the rose gardens frolic like children
And rosebuds are "blossoming, prone to
"So westward, ho! westward I hastened
Tast temples of Buddha and China's great
No reindeer nor sleigh loads of toys were
Tho heathen Chinee has no Christmas at
"And the Hindoo, the Arab, the Tcrsian
Without Santu Claus all were In pitiful
Your missions must hasten their merci
For the ltusslaos keep Christmas a fort
night too lute.
"But I found the Yule fires In the dear
Whero 'das kind' waited not for my com
'Twas the starlight of Bethlehem kindled
As it shono ou the cot where the Infant
"From tho East come tho beams of the
From tho East came the message of love
From the West comes Its gleam when
the daylight Is gone;
From the West shines a Joy that gives
light to the blind.
"So I sped round the earth to Mud Santa
Claus' sleigh,, ...
And the shops where he gets all his trlnk
, eis galore.
Ho waits not my coming; ho's up and
Ho travels by lovcllght; my journey Is
--Dr. Frederic Corss, In the Wllkes-Barre
Business Men as J urors.
From the Wllkes-Barre Record.
It is entirely proper for the court to ex
cuse Jurors for sickness or any other
adequate cause. But the practice of get
ting excused because the juror Is too busy
with his own affairs should be abolished.
The Jury system is the cornerstone of
our liberty and every good citizen should
feel It his duty to serve as a juror when
called upon. If we are to have fair
trials and Just verdicts the court should
Insist that men of Intelligence and stand
ing should do their share of jury duty..
The general reluctance of business men
to serve In this capacity finds a notable
exception In the case of Hon. Eckley B.
Coxe, of Drlfton. Not only does he serve
himself whenever culled upon, but he In
sists that all In his employ who may be
drawn as jurors shall serve too. He feels
that it Is his duty as a citizen, and de
clines to evade that duly even though its
fulfillment entails great personal Inconvenience.
Good Men and Jury Service.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Judge Rice, of Luzerne county, has
been giving his opinion to some business
men In his district who, summoned to
Jury duty, sought to be excused from ser
vice because they were too busy. The
Judge's talk was altogether sensible. Al
most every court has a similar experi
ence, and If every mun Is to be released
from his plain duty to render the state
some service of this kind now and then
the public must lose much of the advan
tage which comes from making use of the
best possible maternal for Juryman. Men
who are too busy for such duties are ordi
narily the best qualified to perform them,
and there would be less complulnt In some
communities ubout the result ot Jury
triuls If a generally better kind of people
could be persuaded to cheerfully serve In
sueh matters, if they did not so fre
quently ask to be excused more would
probably be called to such duties.
Time to Consider Candidates.
From the Pittston Gazette.
The Seranton Tribune's remark that the
best men In every wurd are none too good
to send to councils upplles with equal
force to Pittston. It Is not a bit too early,
either, to begin tho consideration of can
didates. Ono of the Very Best.
From the Blnghamton Herald.
Tho Seranton Morning Tribune has re
cently cnlurged to twelve pages on Satur
days und Improved in other ways. It Is
now ono of the very best pupers In Penn
sylvania, Need a I'ald Department.
From the Stroudsburg JefTersonlan.
Seranton Is talking of a paid fire depart
ment. Thut city, so prosperous In almost
every other feature, still depends on the
volunteer system for extinguishing fires.
A change should bo Instituted.
Useful and Ornamen
tal goods for the holi
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TEA TABLE3 AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BRASS AND ONYX
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AN ELEGANT STOCK OF PIC.
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FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
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We are now showing the larg
est line of Dinner Sets ever dis
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The secret is out. Not only do they
say we do washing for a living, but
Lhat we do it well. So keep it going.
Tell everybody you see, but tell them
not to tell.
Toe Lackawanna Store Association, Limited.
We will aell for the next thirty days, previ
ous to our inventory, Edwin U Burt & Co'.
FINE SHOES t'OH LADIES, at a reduction of
10 per cent, from regular prices. Every lady
la Sctanton and vicinity should avail them
selves of t.hl opportunity to purchase three
celebrated Shoei at the prices usually paid for
We liave teveral other borirniin to offer.
Roe our now royalties in FOOT W EAli KOR
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A full line of Loggings and Overfaiterii.
Our Htock of the J. 8. TUHN'EK CO. '8 HIOH
GRADE SHOES for cent's wear Is complete.
You will be ? easou with our food in all
departments, having a fine line of
Groceries, Hardware, Dry Goods,
Gent's Furnishings, Ltc.
taT-Examlnc tho new "Kaysor," Patent Fin
Iter Tipned Canlimore GLOVES, for Ladies:
porfect ftttintr. With oacb pair yon will Hud
a gunran tee ticket, which entitles you to anew
pair 1 the tips wear out before the Gloves.
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Photograph Frames, Prayer
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The Most Elegant Line of Ink
Stands Ever Shown In the Citj.
In All Its Branches.
Stationers and Engravers,
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Bet teeth, $3.50; best not, $: for (told caps
and tooth without plates, called crown and
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U TONE IS
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We desire to thank the public for the unprecedented
patronage extended to us. It is not our desire to rest on our
well-earned success. From now until New Year's Day we
will hold a final sale of
II 1E1II II
In accordance with our usual custom every dollar's
worth must be disposed of before wc begin our annual inven
tory the first week in January.
Books, Booklets, Gaines, Toys, Silverware, Leather
Goods, etc., etc. all must go for a mere song.
China Closots reduced IS to 43 per cent.
Dec. iH, 1395.
hull & co:s,
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Fine Dressing Tables greatly raluced In price
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The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
i-luted staff of English and German
physicians, are now permanently .
Old Postofflce Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street.
Tho doctor Ih a graduao of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
Medico-Chlrurgitul collcgo of Philadel
phia. His speolultles are Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and blood dis
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The symptoms of which are dlzr.lness.lark
of conlidence, 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
unilts them for performing the actuul du
ties of lite, making happiness Impossible
distressing tho action of tho heart, caus
ing flush of heat, depression of spirits.ovll
forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreams, mel
ancholy, tire easy of company, feeling ua
tired in the mornlns us when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought.depresslon, constipa
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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.
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"wd. Ho rurcs the worst cases of Ner
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tions of the Eye, Ear, Nose nnd Throat,
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancers and
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I will pay ono thousand dollars In gold
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avenue and Spruce street.
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