The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 07, 1895, Page 4, Image 4
THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 7, 1895. 4 tUBLDHia DA1LT IB SoBAHTOR PA.. BTTH1TBDWM t?. KINOtBURY. Pirn. ' M C. H. RIPPLC, Sco-v d Tmu. UVV RICHARD, Csrraa. V. W. DAVIS. BuaiHtM Muu. W. W. YOUNQ, Aav. Man'. Itiw tom ontoi! TiuBom BotiDwa. nuuiEl kuTiua at ma ronomoa at bcsantos. wa, ab MUOHD-OLAU IUU. MATTCB. "Printer' Ink," the recognized Journal for advertisers, ratsa THE SCRANTUX TRIBUNE aa tbe beat advertising medium M JIuilUWIWUgWHIIKJtlWMiwi Int" knowa. SCRANTON, FEBRUARY 7, 18D5. THE SCRAN TON OF TODAY. Come and inspect our city. Klevatlon above the tide, 710 feet . Extremely healthy. 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, Boo.ouo. It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn aylvania. Can produce electrlo power cheaper than IS'lagara. 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. Cross-Eyed Economists. 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 r asters. 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 government. 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 paper work. 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 large? 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 this question? 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 ill-fated craft. would tide, the government over the pres ent financial crisis, and maintain tne public credit without Impairing the gold reserve. 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 a law. 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 year. 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 out. ' LEGISLATIVE TOPICS. 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 pigtails. 1 ' 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 Importance, 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 i 1 Quaker OATS Quaker Oats makes the muscles stronger, the bones .harder, the brain blighter. I only In 2 lb. Packages, GOLDSMITH'S BAZAAR Cloak Department 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. Closing Price, Closing Price, $6.98 $7.98 $9.93 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 lia.uoo.ooo. 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 than 5W). 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 ecutive approval. 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, Useful and Orna mental Goods LADIES' DESKS. CABINETS. BOOKCASES. LADIES' DRESSINO TABLES. TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY TABLES, BIUSS AND ONYX TABLES AND CABINETS (OF A GUARANTEED QUALITY.) 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. Hill & Connell, 131 1HD 133 WASHINGTON AVE. WE 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. G0LD8M TBI BBOTMEB Blank Books Raymond Trial Balance Books Graves' Indexes Document Boxes Inks of All Kinds AGENTS FOR. Edisor's Mimeographs and Supplies Crawford Pens Leon Isaac Pens SCBAM0X OPTICAL INSTITUTE. DR. SHIMBERG. 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 the state. 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, Etc. CLEMONSaCO 422 LACKA. AVE. Wm, Linn Allen 8c Co. STOCK BROKERS, Buy and sell Blocks, llonds and Grain on New York Exchange and Chicago Board of Trudc, either for cash or oa raurgln. 412 Spruce Street. LOCAL STOCKS A 8PKCIALTT. G. doB. DIMffllCK, Manager. TELEPHONE 5.001 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. REYNOLDS BROS. Stationers and Engravers, 117 LACKAWANNA AVL Hand Sleighs, Baby Sleighs, Clippers, Alligators, Self-Steering Sleighs, Steel Sleighs, Iron Sleighs, AND THE FAMOUS Paris Hill Oak Sleighs In Clippers and Bent Wood Knees and the Montrose Gas Tubing Sleighs. We have over 100 dozen la stock and will sell very cheap at wholesale and retail. I D. WILLIAMS & BR0. 314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE. SON Our New Store Will Be Cheap as Dirt. Next to First Pres. Church Hull & Co. 205 Wyoming Ave. We Move Next Month. START 1 NEW YEAR RIGHT And keep going right by buying and carry ing one of LLOYD'S WATCHES. LLOYD, JEWELER, 423 LACKA. AVE. DR. E. GREWER, The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso clutfHj malT of Knglish and Gtrman physicians, are now permanently located at 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. SCRANTON. PA. EUREKA LAUNDRY, 323 Washington Ave. DR. HILL & ALBANY DENTISTS. 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, Ripe Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Green Beans, encumbers, Head Lettuce, Salsify Radisbes, Etc. Pierce's Market THAT WONDERFUL WEBER l ! ! TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE WEBER PIANO 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, 11 IP TOUR OLD BOOHS MEED FIX. 1NQ. SEND T1IEM TO Ths Soranton Tribune ' Vl Bookbinding Dept.