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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 7, 1895.
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SCRANTON, FEBRUARY 7, 18D5.
THE SCRAN TON OF TODAY.
Come and inspect our city.
Klevatlon above the tide, 710 feet .
Estimated population. ISM, 103,000.
Registered voters. 20,099.
Value of school property, MjO.000.
Number of school children, 12,000.
Average amount of bank deposits, $10,
It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
aylvania. Can produce electrlo power cheaper than
No better votnt In the United State at
Itvhlch to establish now Industries,
Bee how we grow)
Population in 1880 9.22J
Population in 1870 5-DW
Population in 18S0
Population in 1890 75,215
1'opulntlon In 18M (estimated) 1W.WU
And the end is not yet
amount to $900 each. Appointments to
clerkships above this shall be gov
erned by length and fitness of service,
amd shall In all ease be made from the
ranks of the second-class men. In second-class
offices the classification pro
ceeds along similar lines, but the com
pensation for messengers, porters,
watchmen and laborers Is put tut lower
ratings. In both grades of postofllces,
however, appointments shall be made
in accordance 'with civil service rules,
by competitive -examination, and ad-
anocments or dismissals shall, to be
effective, first have the approval of the
postmaster general. "
It will be seen thait (this bill Is simply
logical extension, to office clerks, of
the regulations governing other depart
ments of 'the postal service. The
graded system of payment has proved
an admirable one with reference to car
riers and railway route men. It hus
cleansed the service in these depart
ments of partisan hangers-on and af
forded some chance for personal merit
nd experience to gain deserved recog
nition. It has also maintained a uni
form and stable service, Httle subject
to fluctuation at the caprice of party
leaders with friends to reward or ene
mies to punish, if these results can
be obtained In the carrier and railway
route departments there would seem to
be no conoeivuble reuson why equally
good results should not follow the np
plication vt the-same fair and sensible
business principles toithe interior work
ing forces of presidential offices.
The passage of the Dunphy bill would
be a good step forward.
It Is possible that the sudden wave
of economy which has shaken the foun
datlons of the municipal building may
be productive of beneficial results, but
the killing of the paid fire department
estimate looks like a step backward.
S;il.irlp ilmniipd with the mercury
liefore the Joint estimates committee of
Councils on Tuesday night.
It Is probable that the Joint estimates
committee of councils, in cutting $32.
COO out of the WUS.693.75 asked for by
the various municipal departments, has
endeavored to fit Its appropriations as
equitably as possible to the funds
available. We do not dispute the neces
elty of curtailment; In all likelihood
the original claims were drawn up with
a view to providing agulnst the inevl
table shrinkage in committee. Such an
Inflation is hardly the fair thing, as a
matter of abstract principle, but it has
the sanction of custom and is perhaps
the only manner in which a municipal
department can get approximately fair
treatment from councils as at present
constituted in this city.
There are some details of last Tues
flay's cutting and slashing, however.
vhlch appear to be properly open to
censure. One of these, of course, Is the
refusal to vote sufficient money to the
fire department to equip it with a paid
regular service. By this means, it Is
true, an apparent gross saving of $15,
000 has been achieved; but It is a sav
ing which has been achieved at the ex
pense of Inflammable property through
out the city; and it means that for an
other year at least local Insurance rates
will not be likely to come down, but If
any fluctuation occurs will be likely to
go yet further up. The 20,000 heads of
families In Scranton 'have been saved
an expenditure averaging 75 cents per
capita, but they have been at the same
time deprived of a lowering of their
rates of fire insurance to perhaps an
equal amount; and their combustible
property has been denied the Increased
security which would come from an
efficient paid regular fire protective ser
vice. We think it is fairly open to dis
cussion whether this saving at the
Bplgot Is worth the waste which It oc
casions at the bunghole.
The fire Item Is, In amount, the larg
est single Item In the estimates com
mittee's recent catalogue of economies
but there are several smaller Items
which are large at least In the principle
Involved in them. The saving of $S40
In the Scranton. Publlq library appro
priation Is one of these. This means
an average annual saving of four cents
to each head of a family In the city
and It means that the usefulness of one
of the most valuable educational InstI
tutlons in the midst of us is to be cur
tailed in order that an economy of "less
than one cent per capita per inhabit
ant per annum may be. placed tf th,
credit of our present councils. To be
tire, If report be true, these councils
have not always been thus watchful pf
the city's pennies; In some; cases that
are on record sums amounting to thou
sands of dollars have been unhesitat
ingly voted to purposes partly or whol
ly foolish. If reformation and amend
ment have come at last, we submit
that these could be much more pru
riently evinced than In haggling- stingl
ne toward so beneficent an Instttu
tion as the publlo library or toward
tiard-worklng tubordlnates in the varl
Dus city departments.
The condition of the elements for the
rast few hours would warrant the hp
lief that the ground hog's shadow must
Have had a double chin this year.
Pass the Dunphy Bill.
There Is now pending In congress
Hill known as house bill No. C6, Intro
Buced by Representative E. J. Duriphy,
of New York city, which alms to cor
reot one of the unjust Inequalities now
existing in the United States postal
service. Under the present arrange-
ment of that service letter carriers are
placed on a definite scale of salaries
and railway postal clerks are paid in
accordance 'with a graded system,
Iwhlch provides for promotions and In
creased remuneration. But the pay of
postofllce clerks Is a stationary amount,
little enough considering the difficult
end confining work required; and there
Is no provision' for Increases in this
pay except such as may depend upon
the individual generosity of post
The Dunphy bill changes the rating
Ct these clerks by thoroughly classify'
Ing the clerkships and providing that
the pay in each class shall be equal to
a certain percentage of the salary ot
the postmaster. In first-class post'
offices, all clerks shall begin at $600
year and shall be known as second class
clerks. These shall receive annual In
Creases of $100 until their salaries shall
Reed to the Rescue.
The distinguishing characteristics ot
the currency plan propounded by
Thomas B. Reed for the solution of the
present treasury tangle are its nlmpllol
ty and its directness. The first section
provides for the sale, at not less than
par, of 3 per cent, bonds redeemable
in coin; the proceeds of such a sale are
to go to the redemption of outstanding
treasury notes. The second section em
powers the secretary of tho treasury to
pay current federal expenses with the
proceeds of the sale, at not less than
par, of 3 per cent. 2-year interest bear
ing certificates of indebtedness, like
wise redeemable in coin, and to consist
of denominations of $115, $50 and $100.
By the use of the word coin he pro
tects the gold reserve without demone
tizing the silver which is today so
largely In use as a medium of exchange;
and by the limiting of his certificates
of indebtedness to small denomina
tions, bearing short term Interest, he
recognizes the widespread desire for a
popular loan that shall not carry with
It excessive expense to the government,
and which will not, for a long term of
years, tie the hands of those who shall
Boon succeed the present set of incom
petents in the administration of the
If it falls within the meaning of this
bill that treasury notes, when, re
deemed, shall be reissued upon a bi
metallic basis rather than upon the
present gold basis and since nothing
said in the bill hostile to such re-
Issue we may fairly assume such to be
its intention we do not perceive how
the most radical silver man, if he be
rational, can refuse to tender his. cor
dial support to the measure, or how
any but the rabid gold monometalllsts
can object to it. The measure does not,
It Is true, touch the chief cause of the
present embarrassment, and does not
pretend to. It Is simply a makeshift,
and does not masquerade as something
more. But while a Democratic ad
ministration is in power it will be clear
ly Impossible to effect such a reorgani
zation of the revenues as shall suffice
to pay the current expenses of the gov
ernment without recourse to bond Is
sues, income taxation and national
begging. All that can, be done at this
time wLU be to so adjust the bond Is
sues as to make it easiest for the Re
publican successors of this congress to
undo the mischief of their Jangling pre
decessors and to restore the national
credit system to its old-time prestige.
It Is Interesting to notice that; while
Mr. Reed does not summarily Ignore,
with a wave of his hand, the claims of
his numerous fellow-citizens who are
favorable to the larger use of Ameri
can silver for curroncy purposes, and
does not limit his public career to a
meek performance of the bidding of
speculative Interests anxious for the
extermination of sliver as a money
metal, he does not, on the other hand.
imitate or approve tho arrogant course
of such men as Senator Teller, who de
clare, in effect, from positions of high
publlo ' responsibility. "We would
sooner see the public credit go to pieces
than to budge one Inch from our de
mand for the unlimited free coinage of
the silver of the world at the ratio of
IS to 1." The plan ot Mr. Reed is a
rebuke to arrogance on either extreme;
and also an exceedingly timely re
minder that hobbies are alike sub
ordinate, In the judgment of patriotism,
to the welfare of the nation and tho
preservation of Its national credit and
its national honor.
Journalism, The success of the Inde
pendent is evidence that the citizens of
Wayne appreciate enterprise in news
Please Don't Dodge.
Our esteemed contemporary, the
Truth, dodges our question. We asked
it If it would favor a Jaw to compel
all children under 15 years of age to be
idle. Tho law now compels to be idle
all children under 12 years of age, and
some children under 13 years. This
latter law or rather two of them, one
governing factories and tho other gov
erning mines had the Truth's earnest
BUpport. Will it now support the move
ment to raise the age limit In both cases
to 15 years?
The reason why we ask this question
Is obvious. If children under 13 years
or under 15 years dare not work for
a living without violating a law, we
want to kmow what the Truth proposes
to do with them. Shall they be idle
on our streets, or shall they go to
school? Which policy Is best for them,
best for the state, best for society at
We should regret to see a compulsory
education law In this state made dras
tic, because we do not think It would
be wise to go at the subject In a ham
mer and tongs fashion until milder
measures had first shown themselves
unsatisfactory and ineffective. Hut
even so, If children under 13 or 15 years
dure not work for a living, why should
they not be Bent to school, where text
books are now free and where they will
be In a better atmosphere than they
would be if compelled by parental In
difference to roam the streets and grow
up in Ignorance?
Will the esteemed Truth again dodge
The fact that seven Chicago clairvoy
ants located the hull of the lost vessel
Chlcora hits caused quite a flutter In
supernatural circles In the Windy City.
None pavo the clairvoyants, however,
have been able to get a glimpse of the
would tide, the government over the pres
ent financial crisis, and maintain tne
public credit without Impairing the gold
Is Simple but Effect! ve.
rhlludelnhla Record. Dem.: Thomas B.
Reed's substitute for the house bunikng
and currency bill makes no pretension to
offering a solution of the currency ques
tion, but it offers in a. simple, nuainess-
llke way, a stop-gap for the treasury in
tho present oxlKency; ana it patriotism
ruled the hour In Washington some such
measure would speedily be framed into
Mr. Astor has concluded to dispose
of the l'all Mull Gazette. The luxury
of running a newspaper for the fun of
the thing has proved too expensive,
even for a man with $7,000,000 income a
It is feared that the anxiety of the
Smoky City to shoulder municipal re
Bponslbllity will give "greater Pitts
burg'" a lame back, If all the proposed
annexation schemes shall be carried
The probable fate of tho Jolly hunters
of the Concord, who shot a stray China
man for want of more exciting adven
ture, has caused much anxiety among
their friends. Tho Chinese at present
do not seem to be In humor to appro
elate jokes of this nature, and explana
tions made at a distance from an Amer
ican man-of-war will not have much
weight in appeasing the wrath of the
Now that tho legal weight for a
bushel of onions has been properly
adjusted at IlarrlHburg It Is hoped that
our legislators will not negleot the con
slderatlon of matters which the com
tnunlty at large deems at least of equul
a ... 1 1
With its Issue of yesterday the Wayne
Independent entered upon the elgh
teenth year of its existence under flat
tering appearances of prosperity. In
establishing the Independent Editor
Ben. Haines entered upon a line of
journalism almost unknown in Hones
dale and has displayed an amount of
energy In presenting to his readers the
latest and brightest local and general
news that is seldom equalled in inland
Quaker Oats makes the
muscles stronger, the bones
.harder, the brain blighter.
I only In 2 lb. Packages,
Only about 75 Desirable Jackets left. We have put such a very low
price upon them that they surely will go very quickly.
$12 Ladies' and Misses' Jackets,
$15 Ladies' and Misses' Jackets,
$20 Ladies' Jackets and Capes, -
The above garments are only the best of New Winter Styles.
In a few days we will secure our first lot of Separate Skirts, made from
Crepon, Silk and Serges, and lined with Haircloth and Fibre Chamois.
Forest Protection Is Assured.
Philadelphia inquirer: The legislature
Is bound to establish a forest policy for
the state. Governor Hastings knows the
importance of protecting the forests of
the commonwealth, and Is said to bo
heartily In favor ot the pending measure.
Tho tlttht against the bill hus been led In
the main by two or three fanners who
seem to four that the privilege of burn'
lug the heaps of brush on their farms
will be denied under the provisions of
are proposed luw. There's the rub. Many
of the most destructive forest fires, whleh
destroy acres or valuable timber, are
caused by the clearing tire ot the farmers
This objection met with an amendment
whieh provides that the word "forest'
shall not apply to cultivated farms unless
they are adjacent and contiguous to for
est land. An attempt was mado to amend
tho bill In several particulars, but the
friends of the measure under the leader
ship of Jlr. L-y tie, of Huntingdon, were on
guard and It passed third reading. It will
corns up on final passage next Tuesday.
As to Sanitary Day.
George N. McCain in tho Philadelphia
I'ress: We are to have another holiday
If Representative Keinhoel, of Lebanon
can get it on tho calendar. It is proposed
to make tho first Friday after the first
Monday In Muy "Sanitary Day." It is
proposed by this means to Inculcate a love
for Ranitary science in the minds of the
rlslnir generation. They are to be taught
by the holiday system that "Cleanliness
is next to Godliness" and to avoid breath
Ing bad air and Inviting 111 health by
living in unsanitary conditions. On tbls
particular day tho public schools are only
to have a morning session nnd the clill
dren are to bo left to themselves during
tho afternoon. There Is nothing in the
bill which provides for a tin wash basin
a coarse towel and a bar of yellow soup on
a bench outside the school house near a
pump or hydrant. This is practical sunl
tary science; the other is the ornamental
side of it.
Has a Difficult Task Ilcforo It.
rhikulelphla Inquirer: The house com
mlttee on appropriations is getting do'.v
to business and It will be engaged day and
night for tho next six weeks giving hear
lugs to those who ileslro to press thel
claims for a share of the slate's benell
cence. Two years ago the estimated reve
nues were J.WKi.OW for two years, but
the 101 has been a shrinkage In values ami
in volume of business since that lime, so
that the committee enters upon Its work
this session with an estimate of 119,000,000
for tho next two years. They are con
fronted with the big Job of squeezing
about W,(JW,000 Into 19,iKXJ,0t. Tho gen
eral appropriation bill for tho necessary
exH'ncH of tho stato and public schools
will curry about S1U.000.IIOO. leaving about
$3,000,000 to bo divided among all sorts of
Institutions culling for state aid, whoso
nggregato demands already approximate
Of Interest to Builders.
A bill recently Introduced by Represen
tative Hicks, of Philadelphia, will be (in
important help to owners of large bull I
Ing operations, as H provides that when
ever a permit has been Issued to improve
land which had previously been unim
proved In cities of the first elans, there
shall be no Increase In taxation for at least
a year of tor the permit was Issued. An
effort will bo mado to amend this meas
ure, so as to have It apply to second and
third class cities as well.
Heading the nihlo In School.
Representative Fronrh, of Washington
county, has Introduced a bill requiring nil
teachers In tho public schools to read I ho
lllble at the opening of each session for at
least five and not more than fifteen min
ute?.' For A violation of tho proposed
luw a teacher Is to forfeit her position and
pay a flno of not less than lf0 nor more
Will llo Vigorously Opposed.
Tho Coylo hill creating a commission on
mining will be met with much opposition
when It gts properly before 4 he legisla
ture. I'p to the present time the lulior
comblno has taken no action on this meas
ure. New County Prospects.
The concensus of opinion at Harrlsbttrg
seems to be that the Quay new county bill
will pass tho legislature, and receive ex
REED TO THE RESCUE.
It Docs tho Work.
Syracuse Post: While Democratic
statesmen In Washington have been agon
izing over some schema for meeting finan
cial difficultly, ox-Bpeaker Heed, the Re
publican leader of the housv, has quietly
prepared a bill to tide oven tho present
emergency. Mr. Reed's bill lis so simple
and plain In Its provisions thUt it will be
appreciated by all, and many Will wonder
that something like it had not been sug
gested before. It certainly, If adopted,
LADIES' DRESSINO TABLES.
TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BIUSS 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.
BORTMENT IS COMPLETE.
131 1HD 133
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
- CREPONS -
The Latest and Newest Effects just received, such as Oudule, Tricotine,
Crocodile and other weaves, ranging from $1.00 to $2.25 per yard.
Inks of All Kinds
Leon Isaac Pens
SCBAM0X OPTICAL INSTITUTE.
305 Spruce Street.
EYES EXAMINED FREE.
Glauses fitted toroinedy nil defect! of vitdoQ.
Ilcuduclic and Nervousness relievod. Ar
tifklul eyes fitted. If you have failed to gttt
tuituble glaxMeH, consult us about your ey
night. We will grind Hpc-ml glamea ti tit your
eyes, makiug your yeniclit as perfect ai In
youth. '1'he value of spectacles depend upon,
tile skill of tbe optician, tsujierior facilities,
combined with years of experience, et.ablea
me to guarantee to tit your eyes perfectly.
: ( orrect worn: Honest rrices: .team atyie;
the Most Complete Optical Establiiliiuent iu
Eodroom Suits very cheap.
Feb. T, 1895.
Have finished our invea
tory and are now pre
pared to give you some
good Bargains in
DINNER, TEA AND
TOILET SETS, BAN
QUET, PIANO, STAND
LAMPS & CHANDELIERS.
Great reductions in
fancy goods, Bric-a-Brac,
422 LACKA. AVE.
Wm, Linn Allen
Buy and sell Blocks, llonds and Grain
on New York Exchange and Chicago
Board of Trudc, either for cash or oa
412 Spruce Street.
LOCAL STOCKS A 8PKCIALTT.
G. doB. DIMffllCK, Manager.
Tie secret Is out. Not only do they
say ve do washing for a 'living, but
that we do It well. So keep it going,
fell everybody you see, but tell them
Dot to tell.
Stationers and Engravers,
117 LACKAWANNA AVL
AND THE FAMOUS
Paris Hill Oak Sleighs
In Clippers and Bent Wood Knees
and the Montrose Gas
We have over 100 dozen la stock and
will sell very cheap at wholesale and
I D. WILLIAMS & BR0.
314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
Hull & Co.
205 Wyoming Ave.
We Move Next Month.
1 NEW YEAR RIGHT
And keep going right
by buying and carry
ing one of
423 LACKA. AVE.
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
clutfHj malT of Knglish and Gtrman
physicians, are now permanently
Old Postoffiee Building, Corner Penn
Avenue end Spruce Street.
The doctor is a Riaduae of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
Medieo-l'hirurgical college 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 are dizziness, la?k
of confidence, sexual weakness In men
and women, ball rising in throat, spots
floating before the eyes, loss of memory,
unable to concentrate tho mind on one
subject, easily startled when suddenly
rpoken to, and dull distressed mind. which
unfits them for performing tha actual du
ties of life, making happiness Impossible,
distressing the action of the heart, caus
ing flush of heat, depression of Rptrlts.evll
forebodings, cowardice, fenr, dreams. mel
ancholy, tire easy nf company, feeling aa
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 tho doctor and be exam
d. He cures the worst cases of Ner
ous L-eblllty. Scrofula, Old Sores, Ca
tarrh, Piles, Female Weakness. Affec
tions of the Eye, Knr, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors. Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly sacred
and confidents;. OHle hours dally from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. 9 to 2.
Knclose five 2-eent stamps for symtpom
blanks and my book called "New Life."
1 will pay one thousand dollars In goM
to anyone whom 1 cannot cure of EPI
LEPTIC CONVVLSIONS or FITS.
PR. E. GREWER,
Old Tost Office Building, comer Peua
avenue and Sprueo street.
DR. HILL &
Bet teeth, 15.60; best set, 8: for gold capa
and tenth without plates, called crown and
bridge work, call for prices and refer
eneeB. TONALU1A, for extroctlnc teetlr
without pain. No ether. No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
VENISON, PRAIRIE CHICKEN,
Partridges, Quail, Rabbits,
All Kinds of Poultry,
Mushrooms, Green Beans,
encumbers, Head Lettuce,
Salsify Radisbes, Etc.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
GUERNSEY BROTHERS, WYOMING AVE,
TO ENTER TUB HEART,
Wo linve entered the homes of a major
ity of the people In Scranton with our eu
pcrloj- House Furnishings, etc. You can
not ilnd a better valentine for your wife
than an Knater Kanae. You will got your
money's worth back attain a hundred
times If you purchase such stei'llnR soods.
Our prices have been put so low we fear
they'll novor stand upon their feet again,
l'erhaps you know a little about Hard
ware. We can teach yon more. Come to
our school. We will greet you In our new
lore April 1.
FOOTE I SHEAR CO,
IP TOUR OLD BOOHS MEED FIX.
1NQ. SEND T1IEM TO
Ths Soranton Tribune '
Vl Bookbinding Dept.