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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE SATURDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY 9, 1895.
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BCRANTOX, FEBRUARY 0, 1895.
THE SCUASTON OF TODAY.
Come and Inspect our city.
Elevation above the tide, 740 feet.
Estimated population. 1894, 103,000.
Registered voters, 20,699.
Value of school property, $750,000.
Number of school children, 12,000.
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 a
Which to establish new Industries.
Bee how we crow:
Population in I860 tt.ES
Population In 1870 m
Population in 1S80
Population in 1890 , TO.315
Population In 1894 (estimated) 103,000
And the end is not yet.
Under the law In this state a law
which, by the way, the Truth helped
to pass children, under 13 years of age
are already forbidden to "help earn a
living for the family." Why, then, this
superfluous bluster about compulsory
Playing to the (lallerles.
The bill "guaranteelnir workmen the
right to join labor unions" has been
reported favorably from committee and
will probably become a law: not, in
deed, because It amounts to anything
as a help to labor, but because It would
not be politic for vote-seekers publicly
to oppose It. We have already printed
the provisions of the measure. In brief,
It makes a misdemeanor out of the dis
charge, by any employer, of workmen
for 'the reason that such workmen be
long to certain labor organizations; and
prettily assumes that by a platitude or
two It can forever govern the right of
The only objection to the enactment
of such a law is that it contributes, by
bo much, to 'the category of legislation
passed with no serious purpose In view
and dead as soon as signed. There are
men yet foolish enough to be caught by
this kind of chaff, and to regard with
a temporary reverence the tricksters
who thus play on their credulity for
political ends. No one knows this bet
ter than do labor's true friends, who
from an honest purpose of advising
labor wisely, are often forced into nn
attitude of demagogism by the sheer
momentum of the unthinking half.
But signs are not wanting In support
of the belief that this excitable element
In labor's constituency Is beginning to
lose its hold upon the general public.
The collapse, last November, of dema-
goglsm's political bids for labor's sup
port, notably Instanced in the downfall
of William H. Ulnes, the unctuous chief
exponent of this particular kind of chaff
legislation for the fooling of working
men, gives us courage to suggost that
the present legislative session at Har
risburg will not make much partisan
liay by harvesting dead-letter statutes
modeled after the Hlnes' perforated
The Harrisburg correspondents who
Intimate that Governor Hastings, In his
treatment of bills passed by the legisla
ture, will be Influenced by the actions
of his Democratic, predecessor are no
doubt mistaken. Governor Hastings
curries his brains in his own hat.
The Common Sense of It.
Senator Chandler of New Hampshire
Is another public man who does not
hesitate to announce his opposition to
the prevalent fad of dressing up the
public schools of the common people
with all sorts of fancy frills. During
a recent discussion In the senate of a
alause In the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill voting 1100,000 for the
addition of a lluslness High school to
the publlo schools of Washington he
"Although my Inclination Is to vote for
every proposition that looks to a better
education of the children of this country,
and although I feel unwilling at this mo
Jivont to vole to strikedown a business col
lege, a business high school, or un indus
trial school, or a high school of any kind,
yet I am inclined to think that It is an
open question worthy of consideration by
congress and the American people
whether thure Is not danger that wo are
carrying the common-school system and
education thereunder too high and too
far; whether It mny not come to be ad
vlsable to restrict the common-school sys
tem of the country to such schools as are
required by the great muss of children,
and not to extend that system by high
schools, by Industrial schools, and by
business schools to a small cluss of the
children of the country In order to give
hem a higher and better education than
Is given to the great body of the, children
of the country."
In these words the senator compresses
a forceful quantity of rare "common"
sense. There can be no division of sen
timent as to 'the desirability of honestly
' conducted business schools, art schools,
Industrial schools, schools of chemistry,
engineering, law, dancing, French, Oer
man, Latin, Sanscrit and Volapuk for
that matter, for each, in Its nropcr
place, performs an admirable service to
a. fraction of the publlo. It is only when
well-meaning persons try to mix these
.various specialty schools into one vast
tness mislabeled the common school
system that there arise room for dls
cuBBlon. Senator Chandler, in his stand
for a common "common" school, voices
our opinion precisely. Bo does the
Washington Post when it Aptly says:
"Without questioning the value of the
accomplishments to be obtained in the
higher schools by those who can afford
(the time to become their beneficiaries,
there Is reason to doubt the wisdom of
any policy that tends to broaden at the
top while narrowing at the foundation,
It is the rudlmental .instruction im
parted at the public schools through
which the greatest good accrues to the
greatest number. It 4s the fundamental
training here received for the better dis
charge of the duties and responsibilities
of life, that most lndissolubly knits tho
common school system to the confi
dence, respect, and lasting gratitude of
our American youth, and year by year
enrolls them by thousands and tens of
thousands among its etanchest and
most uncompromising defenders. Too
much care cannot be taken not to
weaken the base of this magnificent
Bystem by anything In the nature of a
That parent is, Indeed, an enemy of
his child who will, if he can possibly
prevent, deprive it of an equal chance
In life, by refusing to permit to be edu
cated. The Scranton, Truth wastes Its
sympathy on this type of father.
The Consular Service.
Senator Lodge has introduced a bill
In congress to place the American con
sular service on a permanent basis,
with opportunities fur advancement
and dncentives to the enlistment, In
this 'important branch of the public
service, of men willing to give to their
duties as consuls the same preparation
and intelligence that govern success In
private careers. Such men are not now
enlisted in that service for the sufficient
reason that the uncertainty of a tenure
of office resting wholly on political fav
oritism does not warrant them in wast
ing their time and energy when better
rewards beckon to other fields of labor.
Mr. Lodge's bill, as he himself ex
plains It, "takes the consular service
out of politics. It secures the appoint
ment of men of good character and of
ascertained fitness, so far as examina
tion can show fitness. It also gives,
what Is far more Important, a proper
permanency of tenure dependent on
good behavior and competency, and
would secure the continuance of ex
perienced men in the service. It offers
an honorable career by holding out tho
hope of certain promotion to men who
have earned it. Instead of having our
consular service changed every four
years, and filled with inexperienced
men, ignorant, as a rule, of the lan
guage, habits and business methods of
the countries to which they are ac
credited, this re-organlzatipn would
give us the steady service of trained
and competent men. The great busi
ness interests of the United States re
quire In the consular service experi
enced and trustworthy mtn capable of
promoting our trade and commerce,
and of reporting Intelligently upon
those subjects which ore of interest to
our people. This we do get very im
perfectly and partially under the pres
ent system; but we can get it as a
rule,- instead of an exception, under the
system proposed by this bill. You will
notice that this plan of reorganization
utterly disregards politics. It does not
seek to retain the present incumbents
nor to restore the appointees of the last
administration. It throws the whole
service open to all who are fit for it,
giving an opportunity under favorable
conditions to men of past experience to
re-enter the service, no matter under
what administration they were ap
pointed." The consular service Is like the agen
cies which private business men employ
in extending tholr trade. We Judge of
the distant firm largely by the kind of
traveling salesmen it sends to us. In
similar manner, foreign nations Judge
of America by the consular agents Bent
to them by It. The national board of
trade, recognizing the practical value
of a reorganized and Improved consu
lar service, has cordially indorsed the
Lodge bill, and many local boards are
also earnestly in favor of It.
Objection cannot well bo urged by
the Republican majority at Harrisburg
to the principle of local option as de
cided under the Pennewell proposition
by a show of hands. To deny it would
be to deny home rule.
Time to Call a Halt.
Not saying anything about the ordi
nary $11,000,000, annual appropriation
for school purposes, the amounts asked
for in the appropriation bills under con
sideration by the appropriation com
mittee at Harrisburg aggregate more
than $19,000,000, or only $500,000 less than
the state treasurer's estimate of the
state's probable revenue for the next
two years. Hefore this session gets
through with Its requests for money it
Is likely that the committee will find
Itself confronted by demands footing
tip $33,000,000 for the payment of which
there is only $19,500,000 available, not
counting the $3,000,000 idle surplus in
tho state treasury. A reduction of at
least one-third in the appropriations
asked is therefore seemingly inevitable.
The state, in this matter, will be only
on a level with Its citizens, who have
themselves had to curtail expenditures
during the past two years. The rush
of new members to get on the calendar
early with bills voting state funds to
objects of local consequence has nearly
subsided, and It Is hoped that from this
time onward the legislature will be
governed by more prudent and con
servative considerations. It has, in its
first month, traveled a rapid pace far
too rapid for the achievement of the
best results. If it wishes to escape
the charge of extravagance and desires
to put the party behind It in a favorable
aspect before the people, It will pro
ceed without delay to tighten the purse
strings and repress the easy exuber
ance of the ilog-rolling member with a
The state normul schools, that were
to be self-sustaining this year, want
more than a million from the state.
But in this case wanting and getting
will probably be two different things.
By No fleans a Perfect Law.
We are pleased to learn upon the
authority of the esteemed Pittsburg
Commercial-Gazette that the present
laws In this state regulating tho traffic
in intoxicating liquor are "so generally
satisfactory that it would not be wise
to disturb them.". We assume, of
course, that our contemporary has
reference merely to PlttBburg and per
haps a few strong; temperance coun
ties h the northeastern corner of the
state. In those localities the Brooks
high (license law may be "generally
satisfactory" for the reason that the
trouble which that Jaw was framed to
regulate had little existence even prior
to the measure's enactment.
But the Commercial-Gazette will, we
suspect, hardly wish its remark to be
construed as applying, let us say, to the
anthracite coal regions, where the
Brooks law, as customarily observed,
Is little more than a howling farce;
and where for every' license granted
certainly one and perhaps two other
liquor dealers Boll without license, not
"on the sly," but openly and apparently
In the fullest security. A law which
puts its enforcement in the hands of
shady constables who may, for periodi
cal considerations, be Influenced to re
main blind, deaf and dumb to the most
obvious violations of it may be "quite
satisfactory" in Allegheny, but it is
not viewed in the same eulogistic spirit
here In Lackawanna by persons who
believe In fairness and in honest law
The Brooks law is far ffom sacred.
If any man can Improve it. Jet him have
a fair and Impartial hearing.
It Is an interesting fact, gleaned from
the report of Secretary of War Lament,
that If a war were to break out between
this government and some foreign
power, of sufficient magnitude to call
out the entire available military
strength of the republic, Uncle Sam
oould lay his hand on exactly 9,582,800
able-bodied soldiers, of whom Pennsyl
vanla would contribute 806,230, which is
by 50,230 larger than the next largest
quota in the entire list of states that
of New York. Thus our commonwealth,
In war as well as peace, would remain
the Keystone of the union arch.
The bill to provide a new national
cabinet portfolio of trade and com
merce, with a salary of $6,000 a year,
will probably expire of inanition. The
trouble today is not in the number of
cabinet officers, but in the quality of tho
men who occupy them.
Democratio tariff tinkering snuffed
out the nation's Income; and now Demo
cratio obstinacy refuses to authorize a
method of temporary relief. The net
outcome of Democratic restoration Is
debt, debt, debt.
Mexico's army numbers 160,000 men,
while Guatemala can muster about
6,000, which suggests that Guatemala's
anxiety for war may be to a certain
The New Jersey plumber who com
mitted suicide by freezing himself to
death the other day could not be ac
cused of a lack of sense of the fitness
Robert Emory Pattlson in the role of
a non-partisan reformer is quite the
drollest object in present sight.
The Philadelphia Press dubs it
"Mooney county." Mooney or Moon
shine; It's all the same.
All things come to him who waits
and keeps his advertisement In the pa
"Keep off tho grass" Bigns on court
house square have a discouraged look
Mrs. Dominis at present might ap
propriately sign herself Mrs. Dennis.
Yes, is it "cold enough for us."
VERY MUCH ALIVE.
From the Pittsburg Times.
The great mooting held in Cooper Union,
New York, on Monday evening, the spirit
evinced and the resolutions adopted show
very clearly that Itev. l)r. Parkhurst has
by no means lost his hold upon the people
of that city. Some time ago Senator
Lexow stated very oracularly thut he
was tired of I)r. Parkhurst, but this opin
ion is evidently not shared by tho lat
ter's fellow citizens. The doctor had pro
tested against an attempt to reform the
olty pollen department tion part Inn n po
litical linos and demanded Hint the pledges
made in the recent successful campalitn
should be kept. It was this that in
duced Senator Lexow's remark, accom
panied with an Intimation In Shakes
pearean language that the reverend gen
tleman had grown too big for his boots.
The New York Tribune and other Repub
lican papers promptly called Senator
Lexow down and Intimated very plainly
that lie owed all his notoriety nnd Im
portance to Dr. Parkhurst nnd that the
latter still voiced the sentiment of the
people of New York city. The Republi
cans of tho New York legislature will do
well to give attentive ear to the popular
voice In New York city Itself nnd not al
low partisan considerations to Inlluence
to tho eventual Injury of the party.
Targe ifts for Public I'scs.
From tho Philadelphia Ledger.
Within a week two wills have been pro
bated In this city, containing large lega
cies to our local benevolent and other pub
lic Institutions. Kew realize how vast is
the sum yearly bequeathed or given to
charitable uses In this country in the
course of a year. During the past year
I ho enormous sum of $19,9ti7,llti was given
by well-to-do people nnd others to
rhurchec, colleges, museums, nrt galleries,
libraries and other educational and help
ful institutions. Tho Ohtcngo Tribune has
diligently kept the record from year to
years, which It felleitloiiHly calls its "white
record." In 1WO these free gifts to the
public reached still more collossal figures
J3;i,:US,SiM. No sums less than $1,000 ap
pear In the Tribune's list. There nre
many publis bequests made In all purls of
the country of less amounts than $1,0U0.
A Cold Time In I'nrgo,
From tho Cincinnati Knqulrer.
"Talking about cold weather," said T. L.
Moloney, at the fit. Nicholas, "reminds
me of tho winter of 1873. Dakota was just
opening up, and tho town of Fargo was
lively, although possessing bat a few hun
dred Inhabitants. It grew so cold there
one night that the mercury froze In the
thermometers, and no one will ever know
how cold it ws. Among other damage
done was the freezing of tho whisky In
tho saloons. It was Impossible to secure
onough heat to thaw It out, and the only
course left was for tho saloon keepers to
put It In scales and sell It by the pound,
customers putting cukes of It In their
overcoat pockets and biting It off. For
several days It was common for friends
to offer euch other a chew of whisky.
Queer Things at Washington,
From the Chicago Herald.
"What can you expect of tho financial
question," asked JnmeB S. Clarkson tho
other day "with a gold president, a sliver
senate and a greenback house?" This
clover characterization callB to mind a
remark whteh Tom Reed mado at a
Rhode Island clambake a weok or two ago,
and which Is now often quoted about the
cnpltol. After March we Bhall have a
queer situation at Washington," said
Reed.. "We shall have a measureably
Democratic president, and a Republican
house and a miscellaneous senate."
Let llhn Stand I'p.
From the Wllkos-Barre Nows-Dealer.
Who Is the Scranton Democrat thHt
tukos up a column of space In the Har
risburg Patriot to denounce HarrltyT Will
ho be kind enough to stand up end let
the public see what sort of a Demosrat he
Ik? For our part wo would be willing to
wager tho Nows-Deuler plant against a
big turnip that lie Is a Democrat of the
Cleveland pattern and unworthy of any
consideration. And we would win the bet
off-hand, for the fellow hasn't the man
liness or courage to attach his name to
what he wrote.
The Right Doctrine.
From the Minneapolis Tribune.
The Minneapolis Commercial club yes
terday adopted vigorous resolutions con
demning the idea of the national govern
ment making any entangling alliance with
the Nicaragua Canal company, and espe
cially against its guaranteeing $70,OuO.OOO
of the company's bonds, as provided In the
bill recently passed in tho senate. The
Commercial club thinks the canal should
be built, but that the government should
build, own and operate it, without side
partners. That is tho right dootrlne.
One Genuine Manifestation. .
From the WIlkes-Barro Record.
Scrantonlans are now trying to find out
whether the hypnotic Baldwins who gave
manifestations up there last week are
genuine mind-readers or simply fakirs,
Meantlmo tho Baldwins have left town
end with them have departed a good big
roll of cash. That part of the "manifes
tation" at least Is genuine and tho Bald
wins do not seriously object to the free
advertising which the Scranton papers
are throwing In gratis.
Lll's Delated Surrender.
From the New York Advertiser.
Liliuokalani Is willing to come down if
Captain Seott will not lire. She Is not the
first coon to ofQir these terms.
PAINT cracks It
often costs more to prepare a
house for repainting that has been
painted in the first place with cheap
ready-mixed paints, than it would
to have painted it twice with strict
ly pure white lead, ground in pure
forms a permanent base for repaint
ing and never has to be burned or
scraped off on account of scaling
or cracking. It is always smooth
and clean. To be sure of getting
strictly pure white lead, purchase
any of the following brands:
"Faanestock," "Armstrong & McKelvy."
For Colors. National Lead Co.'s Pure
While Lead Ttntiiifr Colors, a one-pound can
to a 35-pound keg of Lead and mix your own
paints. Saves tune und annoyance in matching
shades, and Insure the best paint that it is pos
sible to put on wood.
Send us a postal card and get our hook on
paints und color-card, free; it will probably save
you a good many dollars.
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
LADIES' DRESSING TABLES.
TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BRASS AND ONYX
TABLES AND CABINETS (OF A
AN ELEGANT STOCK OP PIC.
TURES AT MODERATE COST.
FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS WHILE OUR AS.
SORTMENT IS COMPLETE.
131 IND 133
Have finished our inven.
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.
The secret 19 out Not only do they
say we do washing for a living, but
that we do it well. So keep it going.
Tell everybody you sec, but tell them
not to tell.
EUREKA ... LAUNDRY,
332 Washington Ave.
GUERNSEY BROTHERS, WYOMING AVE.
waibis, iun costumes or separate skirts.
America, France and Japan are the greatest
Silk producing countries. , You will find them
all represented by us. Great care has been ex
ercised in the selection of exclusive designs that
we control, hence cannot be found elsewhere.
Silks are no longer a luxury. At the present
prices lowest on record, everybody can afford
to wear Silks, as they are even cheaper than
Fine Cotton Fabrics
Preparations going on for our Great February Sale of
Muslin Underwear, which will begin Monday, Feb. 18th.
Inks of All Kinds
Leon Isaac Pens
Stationers and Engraver
317 UCKAWMIII AVE.
AND THE FAIIICUS
Paris Hill Oak Sleighs
In Clippers and Kent Wood Knees
und the Montrose Gas
We have over 100 dozen in stock and
will sell very cheap at wholesale und
J. D. WILLIAMS S BR0.
314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
DR. HILL & SON
Bot teeth. $3.60; bent Bel, ?8: for gold cap
and t co th without platen, railed crown and
bridge work, cull for prices nnd refer
ence. TONALOIA, for oxtractlnc teolt
without putn. No etlior, No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
perfect kaleidoscope of Fashion's latest con
ceits; such a wealth of colorings and beautiful
designs never displayed over our counters since
we have been in business. Polite salesmen can
entertain you for hours, by showing you all of
the new and pretty things in Silks, adapted for
SIMMON OPTICAL INSTITUTE.
305 Spruce Street
Bedroom Suits very cheap.
Feb. 7, 1303.
Hull & Co.
205 Wyoming Ave.
We Move Next Month.
IB NEW El RIGHT
A 11 A IrAon rmin rr inrlif
by buying and carry
ing one of
423 LACKA. AVE.
YENISON, PRAIRIE CHICKEN,
Partridges, Quail, Rabbits,
All Kinds of Poultry,
Mushrooms, Green Beans,
Cucumbers, Head Lettuce,
Salsify Radisbes, Etc.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
EYES EXAMINED FREE.
Glasses fitted to remedy all dofocts of vision.
a , u outness relieved. Ar
tificial eyed fitted. If you have failed to get
Mtllff.hlA nln.u.u nnt.n.l. .. . V-
i , . - . ' muuwi, yuur eye
sight. We will grind special glasses to fit your
eyes, making your eyesight us perfect as In
youth. 'lh value of spectacles depend udou
tho skill of the optiolan. Knjierior faolllties,
combined with years of experience, enables
mo to guarantee to fit your eyes perfeotly.
Correct Work: Honent Prices; Elegant Stylo;
the Most Complete Optical EstabUbiuent la
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
elated staff of English and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Post of flee Building, Corner Perm
Avenue and Spruce Street
The doctor is a gruduue of the Unlver
Ity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
Medico-C'hirurgtcnl college of Phlladel
phla. His specialties are Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and Blood dis
eases. DISEASES OF THE HERYOUS SYSTEM
Tho symptoms of which are dizzlness.lack
of eontldence, scxunl 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
unfits them for performing tho actual du
ties of life, making happiness impossible,
distressing the action of the heart, caus
ing flush of heat, depression of splrlts.evll
forebodings, cowardice, fear, dreani9, mel
ancholy, tire easy of company, feeling us
tired in the tnornlnp 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.
Wunknesw of Young Men Cured.
If you havo been given up by your phy
sician call upon tho doctor and be exain
"d. He cures the worst cases of Ner
vous lability, Scrofula, Old Sores, Ca
tarrh, Piles, Female Weakness, Affec
tions of the Pye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Asthma, KeafneFs, Tumors, Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly sacred
nnd conlldeiR.. Office hours dally frem
t a.m. to p.m. Stindny, 9 to 2.
Enclose five 2-cent stamps for symtpom
blanks and my book cnlled "New Life "
I will pay one thousand dollars In cold
to anyone whom 1 cannot cure of EPI.
LEPT1C CONVULSIONS or PITS
DIl. E. QREVVfiR.
Old Tost Office Building, corner Fana
avenue and Spruce street.
TO ENTER THE HEART.
We nave entered the homes of a major
ity of the people In Scranton with our u
porlur House Furnishings, etc, You can
not tlnd a better valentine for your wife
than an Easter Range. You will Rot your
money's worth back again a hundred
time if you purchase such sterling: goods.
Our prices have been put so low we fear
they'll never stand upon their feot again.
Perhaps you know a little about Hard
ware. We can teach yotf more. Come to
our school. We will greet you In our new
store April L
FOOTE S SHEAR CO,
jfc IF YOUR OLD BOORS NEED FIX.
J 1NO, BEND THEM TO
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