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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 9, 1895.
Zfy Reunion CriBune'
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I, P. K I N At III RV, Pan. an Oih'i Mea.
C. M. IPPLC, In'i Tiu
tlVV . RICHARD, Kmmn.
W. W. DAVIS. ueiais Mun.
W. W. YOUNGS, Aw. Mm'
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SCRANTON, MAHCII 9, 1SU5.
THE SCR ANTON OF TODAY.
I Come and Inspect our city.
I Elevation above the tide, 7-10 feet.
' Kxtremely healthy.
Kitlmuted population. 1893, HO.WJO.
Kegtatered voters. 20,W.
Value of school property. 1900.00
Number of school children, 12.000.
Average uinount of bank deposits, $10,
(00.000. It's the metropolis of northeastern Penn
sylvania. Can produce eleetrlo power cheaper than
No better point In the United States at
tvhlch to establish new Industrie.
See how we grow:
Population In llkiO 9.223
Population In 1S70 35.000
; Population in 1SS0
PopuUtlon In 1SS0 75,215
Population In ISM (estimated) 11X1,000
' And the end is not yet.
The call for the annual meeting, next
Monday nlht, of the Central Republi
can club should elicit a general re
sponse. There Is business to be acted
upon at that meeting; which will inter
est every member. With the presiden
tial campaign only a year or so distant,
now Is a good time to get Into lighting
Two Horns of a Dilemma.
We frankly concede that while capi
tal punishment remains the law of the
land. It should be enforced. Until a
better punitive system shall do away
with the whole vengeance system, In
favor of one which reforms the crimi
nal Instead of executing him. it will
aggravate the state of the public
morals to hang one murderer and let
the next one, of equal guilt, go free.
To this extent we cordially coincide
with the letter from our New York
critic, which we printed In yesterday's
Tribune. Nor do we question the right
of the state to hang Its criminals, or to
draw and quarter them If it shall think
fit. There Is no law In a republic higher
than the concensus of enlightened pub
lic opinion. What It ordains, courts
and juries are in fealty bound to sus
tain, even though; It be at the sacrifice
cf personal belief.
If we were on a Jury called to pass
on the fate of a deliberate murderer,
while we believe capital punishment to
be ineffective as a preventive of the
crime of murder, as much so as lancing
a wound Is Ineffective against the con
traction of a second wound the diffi
culty, In either case, being only chipped
off a trifle at Its top, and not corrected
at its root we should, with a clear con
science, vote to give a new Job to the
hangman; because this Is the remedy
legally prescribed for the disease In
question. This course we conceive to
fce the duty of all jurors, under the pres
ent system, which Intrusts them, not
With the making or unmaking of
Statutes, but simply with the deter
mination of facts.
Unfortunately for the public morals,
Ihe foregoing view of the Juror's duty
does not prevail among the majority
tf jurors. That majority, as statistics
rove, permits sentiment and personal
preference to usurp the piace of duty.
This Is wronK, utterly wrong, but It is
the cold, hard fact of the matter, clear
and conspicuous. It remains to ask
our New York friend and others who
think with him, "What are you going
to do about it?" It Is Impossible, on
the one hand, to muzzle discussion as
to the death penalty's wisdom; and it
Is equally Impossible, on the other
hand, to compel Jurors to hang men
gainst their wIlL "What course, then,
I The only one we see Is to abolish capi
tal punishment and substitute a re
Mr. Cannon, of the house committee
On appropriations, has been delving Into
Pguiea. From hi researches It appears
that the appropriations of the Fifty
first congress, when Mr. Reed was
speaker of the house, and the presi
dent, house and senate were Kepubll-t-an,
were, In round numbers, $988,000,
D00, T'hlle the appropriations for the
Fifty-second congress, when the house
Was I)emocrstlo and Mr. Crisp was
Speaker, were, In round numbers, 11,027,
000,000, and the appropriations for this
roneross, with president, house and
Senate all Democratlo are, In round
numbers, $900,000,000. Moreover, the
late sale of 30-year 4 per cent. United
Btates bonds the payment of Interest
Upon which is permanent swells the
total of appropriations for this and the
next fiscal year by $3,800,000, making
the grand total actually appropriated
by this congress, In round numbers,
1993,000,000. This exceeds the appropria
tion made by the Fifty-first congress,
railed by our Democratlo friends 'the
lillllon-Dollar congress,' in round num
bers, by $6,000,000." 'Mr. Cannon asserts
that, In addition to the actual Increase
Df appropriations the Fifty-third con
gress has authorized .public works to
be done under contract, leaving the
next congress to make appropriations
therefor, which would make the total
of appropriations and authorizations of
this congress $1,015,000,000, or over a bil
lion dollars. We do not believe the
Congress of Dishonor was worth one
billlonth of Us cost
There Iff at least something admiration-Inspiring
in the undaunted man
ner in which the editor of the esteemed
Truth comes up, albeit frowning, for
the next round.
Upon another page, this morning, will
be found the text of a puper cm woman
suffrage, recently reud by Mrs. Franc T.
Vail, of this city, at West Plttston. It
is somewhat gloomy In its tone, but
may be said .to fulrly present the alllr
mative side of the question, "Shull wo
men vote?" We cannot bring ourselves
up to the belief that affairs are at so
low an ebb in public government as
Mrs. Vail would seem to Imply. We are
not ready to ugree with her that
patriotism Is dying or that debauchery,
corruption and miscellaneous evils have
got the whip hand of things In the ad
ministration of law and order In the
United States. It Is easy to say that
this Is so; but It Is not easy to procure
for that assertion the assent of persons
who are healthy uml ordinarily prosper
ous. From the standpoint of fact, the
introductory generalities In Mrs. Vail's
address are probably exaggerated.
They rest, it seems U us. on emotion
rather than on logic. Neither ure they
needed to establish woman's claim t.j
the ballot, if she lias one. What are
the arguments on this latter point ?
Let us look, for a moment, at the
negative side. The ablest recent sum
mary of that side Is to be found in the
report of Chairman Goodelle, of the
committee on suffrage made to the New
York constitutional convention which
lately declined to extend the franchise
of suffrage to women. Starting out
with the premise that suffrage Is not a
natural and Inherent light, but an obli
gation laid upon the citizen for the
benetlt of the state, he asserts that the
sole question should be, "Would the
state be benefitted by conferring suf
frage on women?" He answers that it
would not; first, because the Introduc
tion of politics into the family would
breed domestic strife; secondly, because
by changing the sphere of woman's In
fluence from the peace and purity of
the home to the vitiated and vitiating
atmosphere of the ward caucus, the
political club, the polls and the lobbies
and committee rooms of halls of legisla
tion in time of peace, or to the grim
arena of battle during war-time, wo
man would be degraded rather than up
lifted and social development would be
arrested; and lastly, because the num
ber of women who want suffrage bears
but a small proportion to those who
take no pains to present a request for
It, and Is even smaller than the number
of those who are aggressively opposed
to the proposition that It be conferred
upon them. The spirit of the report Is
well crystallized in the chairman's as
sertion that "woman is not oppressed;
she Is not neglected; she is first con
sidered in times of common peril, and
as to her influence in courts of justice
it has been truly said that in Jury
cases, at least, the difficulty is not for
women to get Justice against men, but
for men to get Justice against women."
In rebuttal of these arguments it H
claimed by those who argue for woman
suffrage that Its enactment would
"purify polities," apparently upon the
principle that the rotten apple in the
basket will be made clean as soon as
sound apples are placed near it. Un
fortunately, the teaching of science is
that the rot will spread; and there Is, It
seems to us, infinitely more danger of
the voting woman getting worse be
cause of the suffrage than there Is rea
sonable probability that the voting man
will be made better by It. It has al
ways been a belief with us that the
qualification for voting should be one
of intelligence and sound character
rather than one of sex. The ignorant
or vicious woman and man ought both
to be debarred from the polls, while the
intelligent and upright man and wo
man might with approximate safety be
admitted to the polls on equal terms,
provided the woman should wish for
that privilege. liut until It Is perfectly
clear that the good women of America
do desire the ballot, and until the
guardians of that fountain spring of
government are prepared to make a
general purification Irrespective of atx,
the agitation for woman suffrage will,
In our Judgment, deserve to fall.
"The attack" of the Smith bill "on
the garb of the teacher covers," says
the Philadelphia Record, "a furtive at
tack on the teacher's creed." Not
necessarily. It may cover merely an
effort to keep sectarianism out of the
public schools. Would the Itecord ob
ject to that?
Another Arbitration Plan.
Among the reform bills proposed for
enactment by the Civic Federation of
Chicago, two of which we have previ
ously noticed, Is a noteworthy one for
the settlement of Industrial disputes by
arbitration. It Involves nothing new,
but Is considerable by reason of the
fact that It embodies probably the best
thought which modern civilization has
yet succeeded in devoting to tlie strike
The measure provides for the ap
pointment, by the governor, of an arbi
tration board of three members, one
an employer, another a member of some
labor organization In good standing
and the third to be chosen, If possible,
by these two, or If not by them, then
by the governor himself, from among
men likely to be Impartial. Whenever
a labor difficulty Involving over twenty
five men arises In any part of the
state, and which Involves matters not
subject to the ordinary Jurisdiction of
the courts of law, 'an appeal' may be
made to the board to arbitrate the mat
ter. In that case both parties must
agree to continue at work pending
the arbitration, which must be decided
within three weeks, and the parties
must agree further to abide by the de
cision for at least six months, or until
they have given sixty days' notice to
the contrary. If the parties do not
appeal to the board the board Is author
ized, at its discretion, to communicate
with the parties, visit the scene of the
difficulty, and endeavor to get both
sides to settle their dldleutles, either by
some conciliatory methods of their own
or through the arbitration of the board
or through other arbitrators. As a
tlnul resort, the board Is empowered
to prepare and make public an accurate
statement of the facts In any dispute
which refuses to submit to arbitration,
pluclng the blume where. In the bourd's
Judgment. It properly belongs. Public
sentiment. In such u contingency, Is re
lied Uion to do the rest.
Thut there are dltllcutles In the way
of such a solution of the labor prob
lem Is at once evident, nor are these
few nor slight. The main thing to be
said of It Is that It provides a tolera
bly Just method of ascertaining the
real merit of a given dispute, with u
certain moral suasion toward peace and
order. This Is as fur as It seems possi
ble to go at this time; und It Is further
thun lias been gone by the majority of
slates In which the strike question has
assumed threatening proportions.
One branch of the Maine leglslature
has passed a woman suffrage bill und
another branch of the Massachusetts
legislature has rejected tt similar bill.
And there you ure.
Senator Quuy didn't talk politics with
(.inventor Hastings, of course not;
neither does the Susquehanna river ut
Hariishui'g How down hill.
The Dunmore Kx press Is the name of
a sprightly und energetic newcomer In
the local journalistic Held. It looks
bright enough to be a go.
Kvldently moral suasion hasn't been
sultleient as yet to get Illiterates to
school, for statistics show that one
seventh of them are "on the outside."
Other Opinions Concerning the Uill Now
Pending lu the Senate.
The Pittsburg ComiiK-rclul - Gazette
thinks "the fact that the Karr compulsory
education bill passed the house on third
reading by si vote of VX to U Is a fair Indi
cation that, whatever may be said of the
prai tleal utility of the measure, a decided
majority of tho people of the state would
like to see the experiment Hied. There Is
a very considerable class of citizens
throughout the state who would be very
materially benefited by such legislation
as mleht compel them to give their chil
dren the benefit of the public schools dur
ing the only time that un education is pos
sible for them. To the great mass of chil
dren, ull hope of obtaining an education
ceases when they are compelled to go to
work. During the debate It was asserted
that even In Pennsylvania illiteracy, was
on the Increase; that one-seventh of the
children of school age were not attending
school, ami that In the capital of the
state, a city of 39.000 population, there Were
1,000 children of school age absent from
the schools. That ratio held good for the
whole state, and no better argument could
have been submitted In support of the bill.
Surely some effort should be made to com
pel the parents of these absentees to save
them from Illiteracy and Its consequences.
The law will not prove a dead letter. Sim
ilar laws have worked well In other states,
ami there Is no reason why the same means
should not be equally efficacious here."
The i rie Dispatch.
"Some very Interesting facts were
brought out In the discussion, nmong
them that one-seventh of the number of
children of the school age In Pennsyl
vania were not attending school. Now
over thirty states have compulsory educa
tional laws. .Massachusetts had last year
with such a law only one child out of
school where Pennsylvania had eighteen.
This compulsory educatlonul law will do
for Pennsylvania what the same law has
done In many other states; make It lead
In an educational way, and make care
less parents who refuse to allow their
children an education send them to school.
Tho enormous foreign population of Penn
sylvania has neglected In a great mea
uro tn education of Its children, and vo
can never expect to make good patriotic
citizens of tnese boys und girls, until they
are educated In schools either public or
private. The passage of this bill marks a
new era In the educational history of the
slate of Pennsylvania, and means a great
deal for future advancement," .
Tho Aitoona Tribune.
"The Tribune Is not the owner nf a cony
of tho Karr compulsory educational uct us
It passed the house, but It believes the
bill Is nil right and hopes It will become u
law ut tho present session. Compulsory
education mean nothing more drastic or
paternal than that the state will under
take to protect the helpless children who
ure soon to be Its cltlxens In the light to
so much of an education us will give them
tin opportunity to mako their way In the
Was a Jimt Recognition.
From the llawley Times.
The magnificent present tendered ex
I.leiitenant Governor Watrea by his asso
ciates In the senate, In testimony of the
hlKh regard In which he was held and Ihn
able and Impartial manner In which he
performed the exacting Mullen of presiding
ofllcer of thut dlgnllled body, Is a Just
recognition uml appreciation of a career
that Is singularly free from corruption or
taint of anything dishonorable.
si'K i m;tim e K V. 1 1.KCTIONS.
When the air more balmy seemes
Ve foes of speckled trout
Will seek ye limpid forest stream
And yunk ye beauties out.
Arbutus Is budding.
The bicycle microbe Is In the air.
Tho building boom Is In full blast.
The wise man now sprinkles lime In his
Thirsty citizens can tnks medicine for
that tired feeling.
The oratdr now begins the composition
of his Memorial Day uddresa.
Curbstone loafers may now more thor
oughly enjoy tho passing show,
iloltlnu snow banks are giving the
suburban city lots another show,
lyocul dealers claim that russets will
monopolise the shoe trade this season.
The coal merchant Is liable to linger In
tho lap of the ice man for many day hence.
The cackle of ithe great American hen
Rounds the doom of high prluus In the egg
Corporations, builders and others pre
pare to tuke entire possession of the city
streets, as usual.
Tblnks It Will Be a Big Sueceaa.
From the Olyphant Record.
Active preparations are made by the
Thirteenth regiment to hold an entertain
ment In the Frothlngham next April. The
object Is the erection of a new armory,
which will be In line with the progress of
the Electric City, and meet the demand of
this patriotic band of citizens. One of
the leading spirits of this project Is Col
onel Hippie, who devotes much of his tlmo
to the advancement of the affairs of the
Thirteenth regiment. It goes without say
ing, thut the affair will be a success, but
wa have an Idea that it will he the great
est success of Us kind In the history of
the city of Scranton. The leaders In the
movement are men of Influence, In whom
tho people confide and their appeal to the
public will meet with 'hearty response.
TOLD BY THE STARS.
Dally Horoscope Drawn by AJucchus.Tho
. Tribune Astrologer.
Astrolabe Cast: 1.24 a. m., for March
A child born on this iluy will be of
even temper and muy be trained to be
come a good citizen by prop.-r applica
tion of tho birch.
Appearing under the sign of cancer
Its heart will be In the right place.
Lawsuits begun on this day will re
sult in triumph for the one who properly
looks to the selection of the Jury.
Perseverance will bring success when
cuttpled with a "pull."
Always usk favors of politicians be
fore election day.
Do not be bashful unless you wish to
sturve to death.
PAINT cracks It
often costs more to prepare a
house for repainting that lias been
painted in the first place with cheap
ready-mixed paints, than it would
to have painted it twice witli strict
ly pure white lead, ground in pure
forms a permanent base for repaint
ing and nev er 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:
"Atlantic," "Beymer-Bauman "
" Fahnestock," "Armstrong is HcKelvy."
For Colons National Lead Co.'s Pure
White Lead Tinting 'C olors, a onepound can
to s 25piiund keg- of Lead and mix yuur own
paints. Saves lime and annoyance in mulching
shades, and insures the best paait that a U pos
sible to put un wood.
Send u-i u postal card and net our hook on
paints und color-card, free; it will probably av
you a good many dollars.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.. New Yoik.
LADIES' DRESSING TABLES.
TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BRASS AND ONTX
TABLES AND CABINETS (OP A
AN ELEGANT STOCK OF PIC
TURES AT MODERATE COST.
FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS WHILE OUR AS.
SORTMENT IS COMPLETE.
131 IND 133
Have finished our inven
tory and are now pre
pared 'to give you some
good Bargains m
DINNER, TEA AND
TOILET SETS, BAN
QUET, PIANO, STAND
LAMPS & CHANDELIERS.
Great reductions in
fancy goods, Bric-a-Brac.
422 LACKA. AVE.
The secret Ik out. Not only do they
say we do wahsluij for a living, but
thut we do It well. So keep it going.
Tell everybody ou sec, but tell them
not to tell.
EUREKA .-. LAUNDRY,
322 Washington Ave. ...
LflCE CURTAINS AND
ioo Pairs Real Irish Point at $1.98 per pair.
Zllill I: " 2.49 per pair
IIpTs I! 2.98 per pair.
Pai s g'l Per pair.
AisoPa!" .. :: l-ggsjig!!;-
27 Pairs Exceedingly Fine Irish Point at per pair.'
SPECIAL SALE OF JAPANESE RUGS.
Immense Stock of Kiotos, Yamatos, Kordavans, Carsava.
Myotto. All Sizes. Best Quality.
Ynmato Rurs, 3o feet by 60 feet, - $ I.73
Yamato Kugs, 6 feet by 6 feet, - . 3 49
Carsava Hugs, 6 feet by 9 feet, - - 7 98
Myotto Rur, 9 feet by 12 feet, - - 198
All new designs, just landed, per steamer "City of Peking."
Driv,.-?D,ntes a"d C?rtIUfe cuted designs submitted for furnishing Hotels,
Private Residences and Pub he Buildings, with Hangings, Draperies, Window
Shades and Curtains,having in our employ the best designers that can be obtained
Inks of All Kinds
Leon Isaac Pens
Stationers and Engravers,
317 LftCMWANNl AVE.
3!4 LACKAWANNA AVENUE,
At Wbol.uU mil RrUil.
JUST RECEIVED, A BIG INVOICE OF
OurHtock of liuby Carriages is uu-
RlirriUMl'ri. , N
DR. HILL & SON
Bt toeth, KM; best lot, 18; for srold caps
mid tooth without ilntes, callod crown nd
brldRO work, mil for prl.es nd rortr
nee. TON AL.U1A, for extracting tvelk
without pain. No other. No can.
OVEK FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
rT" WEBER PlnNO
SPECIAL SALE OF
March 8, 1333.
THE REMOVAL SALE OF
Furniture at Hull & Co.'s
is still going on.
It will last but a few days
We expect to open in our
new store, Xo. 121 Washing
ton avenue, about March 15.
HULL & CO.,
205 AND 207 WYOKINS AVE.
Don't work with poor tools or buy poor
hardware. No rson why you should.
We sell the host. Try a Chisel. Ham
mer, or Raw. Then you'll want more.
Hhttll soon occupy aeven floors, Sxiri
In now Carter and Kennedy bulldliiK. next
to First Presbyterian church. 119 Wash
ington avenue. Come and see us.
FOOTE & SHEAR CO,
VENISON, PRAIRIE CHICKEN,
Partridges, Quail, Rabbits,
All Kinds ofPonltry,
Mushrooms, Green Beans,
Cucumbers, Head Lettuce,
Salsify Radishes, Etc.
FOUND ONLY IN THE
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his uw
elated start of English and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Portoffice Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street.
The doctor is a graduae of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
trator of physiology and surgery at the
MdiuQ-i:hlrurKt i allege or CTUlaaei
phia. His bpecuUUes are Chronic. Ner
vuua, Skin, Heart, Womb and .blood dis
eases. DISEASES OF THE KERVOUS SYSTEM
The RVmntomi nf wtilnK nt 1llnaaa I
or commence. exu&i weavnttms in n
im wunivn, pun nunr in mroai, si
uuaiuiR wvaiJicr s.iis cyca. iubb ui m
tncu v, kiiu uuii uinursvru mum,
miress ntr in arnnn rtr in nrr r
In flush of heat. deoresMon of unlrtta
. t 111 iiivi (img m ii CU it ll 1 11
lion, weakness of the limbs, etc. Those
rn.ii fcipu nnuu u ( in m u 1 1 im immaii au
aru be restored to perfect health.
Lost mannood uettnrpri
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
T t iiaii htm ka.n Alva. ,tn Km
(..inn fall r.nn . .1 . . 1 1 1
"a. Me cures the worst cases of Ner
ous Debility, Scrofula. Old Sorea, Ca
tarrh. 1'iles. Female nVikiwu aitw.
tions of the Eye. Kar, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, Deafness, Tumors, Cancera and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and strictly aacr4
and confidents... OflW hours daily frea
a.m. to p.m. Sunday. 1 to t
Kni'losa five l-cent stamps for symtpom
blanks and my book called "New Life."
1 will pay one thousand dollars In roli
to anyone whom I cannot cure of EP1.
LEI'TIC CONVULSIONS or FITS
DR. E. GRKWER,
Old Post Office Building, corner Pasjm
venue and Spruce street.
GET l.M THE SWIM.
A h'i'tvKl.lNO Is wnat will do It. Built like
a watch and is a heauty. None bnt the aneet
of the dtlteient grade of wheelsin my line for
t.i. Prices troni to llii If you caa appre
ciate a good thing examine ray lias.
A. W. JURISCH, 439 Spruoe St
The Finest In the City.
The latest improTtd furuisb
lags and apparatus for keeping
meat, butter and eggs.
223 Wyoming Ave.
TU Ladles' MM Pi eh lXmmM.Mpu.
torn Boot (Utrrned f sse aor- le "..
a raul Hat far IIM.
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sola la all Mall nana far
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and If aay en b Dot Mat!!
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