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THE SCItANTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY MOBNINO, APRIL 20, 1S95.
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BCRANTON, APKIL 20, 1S93.
Tomorrow's Tribune will contain the
recent speech of Charles Heber Clark
outlining nn American bimetallic
policy; unci ulso a number of -letters
taking- various sides of the silver ques
tion. It will be a puper that the pru
dent voter will first curefully read and
Worth All It Costs.
Only one argument deserving of ser
ious consideration has yet been ad
vanced ag-alnst compulsory education.
It has been truly charged that the tho
rough enforcement of a compulsory
school attendance law would In many
places necessitate tho enlargement of
the public school accommodations, thus
Incurring extra expense. But It seems
to us that If the state may with ad
vantage spend money sufficient to edu
cate 75 per cent, of its young, it will
find It a profitable investment to spend
enough additional money to provide ac
commodations for the remaining 25 per
cent. If it Is worth to the Btate what
It costs the state to partially educate
the masses. It ought to be worth the
State's while to complete the Job. What
Is worth doing at all is worth dolns
We will confess that we hold to the
nowadays somewhat rare belief that
the state ought not, by public taxation,
to support other than elementary
schools; that, since the state's primary
purpose in, assuming control of ele
mentary education is purely that of self
protection, It has no moral right, should
general objection be raised, to spend
public funds in the maintenance of
special echools attended chiefly by the
well-to-do few. We do not oppose these
special schools. On the contrary, we
believe in them most heartily; with the
single proviso that they ought to be
maintained by or for the special classes
who use them, and not by taxing the
masses, who do not use ithem. This
opinion, Indeed, did govern the fathers
In their first practical efforts to es
tablish free public schools; but it has
since been so far departed from that
it would be almost suicidal to attempt
to stop the present tendency toward
overloading the curriculum of the
American common school system.
If, however, the people of Pennsyl
vania want to provide extra school ac
commodations without Incurring extra
expense, they can advantageously do
this by cutting off a number of the sup
erfluities which have, In the course of
time, accumulated In tho common
wealth's educational system. We can
perceive no reason in the world why a
dollar of public revenue should ever be
spent upon normal schools for the
training of teachers. The state might,
with equal propriety, maintain law
schools for the training of Its law mak
ers and Judges; medical schools for the
training of physicians; and schoola
of Journalism for the training of editors
and reporters, A curtailment In this
and similar directions is not as probable
as It is desirable; but It would afford
an economical solution of the problem
of the cost of the Increased school facil
ities likely soon ito be demanded In con
sequence of the now practically as
sured experiment of compulsory educa
tion. An International monetary agree
ment would probably ba reached
within three years If there -were an ad
ministration at Washington capable of
realizing what benefits it would confer
llipon the United States.
England's Little (lame.
' The Washington Post Is double-lead-edly
convinced that "If we permlt.CJreat
lirltalntoconsummatetheplans she has
Just announced, wo assent to the estab
lishment at Corlnto of a British mili
tary post and to the permanent occu
pation of American soil by a European
power. That ia what the English propo
sition means no more, no less. It
comes to us In disguise, to be sure, but
We should be more credulous than
tabes If we were deceived. England
wants a foothold In Nicaragua. She
cares nothing about Hatch or any of
Ills fellow-nuisances; nothing about
$77,500, or about ten times that amount.
She wants a foothold in Nicaragua,' a
point of vantage from which she can
either prevent or control the construc
tion and the conduct of the ship canal.
And H bluffing, swagger, Impudence
anything short of war with a foeman
of her size and strength will . serve
her purpose, she will have the thing she
wants." ... ',
But, dear contemporary, In the lan
guage of the Immortal Bill Tweed,
what are you going to do about It?
The state department as at present
conducted In your city, while drawing
its appropriations with admirable
punctuality, permits no other wave of
concern to roll across its peaceful
breast. It has been told of England's
purpose many a time and oft. Of time
ly warnings It has, in fact, enjoyed a
superabundance. But in the labor of
drawing its salary punctually on tllf
bursement day, It has apparently for
gotten the existence of the Monroe doc.
trine; and we fear that the esteemed
Post's well-intended reminder comes
too late to be of effective service.
Pci-hups tho Pout will explain how
the American people can be expected
to have an American foreign policy
when broken-down politicians and
fourth class (statesmen are entrusted
with the task of formulating It. '
Councilman Seaman's ordinance re'
quiring the Bcrunton Traction company
to equip Its cars with safety fenders
within sixty days, or pay a fine of $5
per day per cur, is a well-drawn and
practical measure. It would solve the
trolley-murder business In this city In
short order; and there would be no
further backwardness on the part of
the Traction ofikials In coming for
ward with a fender which would fend.
Will councils dare to defeat this popu
Tho suggestion of a cabinet officer,
reprinted in an adjoining column, that
the great popular debate of tho cur
rency question which seems an as
sured fact of the near future, be con
ducted in good temper and without
needless waste of nervous energy Is
one which ought to be borne in mind.
Tho debate is only Just In the skirmish
stage, yet already various excited
champions are calling each other un
pleasant names, throwing out reflec
tions, each upon the other's honesty
of motives, and, worst of all, "viewing
with alarm" the "prospects of the nu
tion." This tendency Is a good tend
ency to suppress. It adds nothing to
the merits of the discussion, and It in
cites needless apprehension among
Nothing definite In way of different
financial legislation can by any possi
bility be accomplished within less than
three years. Why not utilize this
breathing epell for purposes of rest
and recuperation? Pleasant discus
sion will do no harm; Indeed, Is most
desirable, so long as It does not Inter
fere with the recovery of business.
Let us, therefore, have It; but let It be
pleasant, and dispassionate. Perhaps
the president himself Is not a little to
blame for a good deal of the present
excitement with reference to this ques
tion. His letters, however vague and
general, are always written in a vein
surcharged with uncertain alarm. He
perhaps does not himself realize what
a tempest in a teapot he habitually
stirs by means of his ponderous gener
alities; and Is the last to know what
he has really said.
It Is only natural for the president to
make a mess of things. It is far less
excusable In any considerable number
of the people to copy his mistake. They
ought to draw from their experiences
of three years ago some admonition
against premature excitability; and
also some suggestions as to the ad
visability of not taking the Cleveland
coterie of platltudlnizers too seriously.
If the American people could be in
duced to listen to a rational and good
humored discussion of tho currency
question by persons fitted to argue be
fore them, and could be restrained
from falling into the belief that under
any system of metallic coinage bearing
their sober indorsement the country
could fall to prosper, it would be a
signal triumph of common sense over
It Is estimated by the Philadelphia
Times that upward of 235,000 more chil
dren must be provided for If the terms
of the compulsory education law are
to be fully carried out. Well, the state
cannot make a better Investment than
to provide for them. They certainly
stand in need of education.
Jay Cooke on Bimetallism.
It will hardly be claimed by the most
rabid gold monometalllst that Jay
Cooke, who probably did more than
any other American to supply or secure
money for the successful prosecution of
the war for the preservation of the
Union, Is today, through Intention, at
least, an enemy of his country, a flat
moneylst or a repudlator of debts.
Yet, In the Investment News for April
Mr. Cooke announces his perfect will
ingness to venture upon bimetallism
without European assistance, If that
assistance cannot 'be had. Here are his
"If the proposed International blmetalllo
conference should prove a faHure, my plan
would be to nt onco go back In our own
country to bimetallism, by opening our
mints to tho free colnago of sliver as well
as gold. Let the government enact such
regulations as would positively Insure that
not a dollar of silver produced out of our
fown country would be Imported Into tho
country, except upon the payment of such
a duty as would be equal to 5 per cent,
greater than the depreciation In tho mar
kets of tho world of silver bullion, or sil
ver manufactured Into any shape. I my
sulf would not be at all afraid of any great
Inllux of silver even If thoro were no
Impediments to Its transportation; but this
plan of placing a prohibitive tariff upon
It would effectually calm the fears of those
who express apprehensions of large silver
Importations and the withdrawal of our
gold. Wecquld easily circulate every dollar,
of tho product of our mlneq, and It would
form a natural and heeded Increase of the
circulating medium In our midst.". .
It . will be recalled 'that opinions sim
ilar to the foregoing have already been
freely expressed by Senator Cameron,
ex-Speaker Reed and other eminent Re
publicans.' If cairrled Into effect, this
policy would, It is estimated, add to
our currency about $100,000,000 a year,
which wtuld be none too greait an addi
tion when we consider that easily $300,-
ooo.ooo in annually sent or carried out of
this country to Europe sent In pay
ment of Interest on foreign-held securl
ties, or caiirled out by American
itourlsta In Europe. But even Bhould
the production of American gold and
silver be doubled under the stimulus
of such a policy, we would still have
none too much to meet the demands
of our quickened business aotlvltl
The United States has a smaller
capita circulation than any other lar
nation In tho world, excepting En
land. We need more money, and not
less money In this Country more
money which Is at tho samo time Hound
and Btable money, worth Its face vulue
the world over.
What reasonable objection Is there
this method of getting it? If uny,
them be frankly stated. It Is a go
subject to discuss und our columns ar
open to all sides.
Tim Philadelphia Keeord believes
that the "common sense of tho common
people" could be relied upon to make
compulsory education Inoperative.
When the common sense- of the common
people shall do awuy with illiteracy,
there will, of course, be no further need
of compulsory education.
Thoso Phlladelphlans who seem bent
upon having their city government In
vestigated by the way of llnriisburg
might, in the interim, do a little prob
ing on their own account. Philadel
phia, 'It would seem, ought to be pretty
nearly big enough to munago Its own
The charges which Attorney James
W. M. Newlln, of Philadelphia, has
brought against Judge Uordon appear
to be sufficiently specific to warrant a
thorough investigation. Out of respect
both for himself and for the position
he occupies, Judge Gordon, we may
fairly assume, will be the foremost man
to demand a searching inquiry.
Tlltf 15ATTLK OF IDEAS.
Washington Letter Chicago Herald.
"During tho next year." said a member
of the cabinet yesterday, "we are going
to witness a remarkable campaign In this
country. It will bo neither sectional nor
political. Two economic Ideas are to strug
gle for tho mastery in tne minus oi mo
nooule. It will bo a campaign of tho
printing press. Millions upon millions of
books and pamphlets bearing upon tne sil
ver uuestlon will be circulated. Moreover,
clubs will be formed for and against tho
free coinage of silver in every state, every
county, almost every township and school
district In the country. In my opinion It
will be the most remarkable Intellectual
struggle ever seen In the world. It is
simply that and nothing more. If anyone
Imagines It to be an array or tne ueutor
against the creditor class he Is very mucn
mistukon. It Is not a question or selllsn-
hess on the one side or the other. You
can't stir up the American people In that
way over a matter ot dollars ana cents.
No, the great campaign must bo regarded
aa an evidence of the wonderful Intellect
ual activity of our people, of their desire
to study these questions, or pride of
opinion, when once formed, of the spirit
of proselyting in a cause which chances
to enlist one's Interest. No other period
could produce such agitation on such a
"Let me give you an example of tho
manner In which this campaign Is to be
carried on," continued the secretary. "It
has come to our knowledge that In the
state of Pennsylvania alono Senator Cam
eron and ex-Congressman Sibley havo
mado arrangements to distribute 1,000,'JUO
copies of tho Coin book. They are ship
ping In those little books by the car load.
Of course, .they will produce a tremendous
effect. Cameron and Sibley believe they
will turn tho whole state of Pennsylvania
over to free sliver. Hut our side will not
be Idle. We are going to have printing
presses at work, too. We will distribute
l.OUO.iJUO copies of sound money pamphlets
In Pennsylvania, It Is a game two can
play at. What Is done in Pennsylvania
will be done by both sides In many other
states. In addition to the litreuluro, thero
will be clubs, speeches, meetings wuthout
'All this Is a good sign," continued Mr.
Cleveland's adviser, "It all speaks for the
Intellectual activity, for the Intelligence,
the curiosity of the people. You can't fool
a people like that; they are too smart, too
Inquisitive; they think too much for them
selves. If Coin Is right the people will sco
It and they will honestly suy so. ltut If
Coin teaches false doctrine, theso Ameri
can people will quickly detect his sojihlH
try. The first wove of opinion, represent
ing the conclusions of the most Impres
sionable, tho easiest to be convinced, tho
loudest talkers, docs not settle tho matter
by any means. Tho phrase Is hackneyed,
but I firmly belluve' In tho second sober
thought of tho American people and In
this I have no doubt it will be on the right
'Meanwhile," concluded tho secretary.
"I want to echo the words used by the
president today. This Is not a question
of section, nor of party, nor of morals,
nor of ubsoluto right and wrong. Wo
should all bo good natured about It and
leave pnsslon nnd prejudice to the cranks.
We should have our llttlo arguments, go
on with our great national debating so
ciety and keep our tempers and our heads.
It will all como out right In tho end."
Will It Como to This?
Extract fron an 11)95 Newspaper.
Last night tiro Excelsior General Tran
sit comiiny chloroformed ten policemen
on tho west side and stole one mile and a
half of street.
A meeting of the directors of one of tho
transportation companies will be called
tonight to discuss the advisability of mo
bilizing troops against Us rival road.
Much excitement has been created
nmoni) street railway men by tho reported
discovery of a street which nobody owns.
The street Is, It Is said. Is not strongly
guarded at night and could be taken In a
Bulletins from the scene of tho great
south side conflict Indicate that tho rail
way company which claims to own tho
trackB Is arming Its men with Martini
Henry rllles and will mobilize Hb forces In
a few days.
It Is said that Eddysson, the Inventor,
has designed a patent bomb-proof trolley
car with a powerful, ram which could be
used In crushing barricades. The Klllem
Trolley company has secured an option to
The police officer who Interfered with
two fighting street car officials was caught
by the superintendent of the road yester
day, court-martluled and shot.
Extra On the Battlefield Tho Klllem
Trolley company mussed lis cavalry on
tho car tracks tlf teen minutes ago and has
won an Important strategic position, tak
ing clghty-Qve prisoners and utterly de
stroying three trolley bnUlo cars. Chi
SIGNS OF KA1N.
For The Tribune.
I knew by tho soft, hazy skirt
That hung o en the hills to the west,
And the dry, grassy blades by the path,
And the robin tnat sang by her nest.
By tho cuckoo's shy notes in the thorn,
While the mill pond looked sullen and
As I went to my work In the morn
I knew we d have showers today.
V. H. L.
TOLD BY TIIE STARS.
Dally Horoscope Drown by AJocehus, The
Astrolabe cast; l.G!) a. m. for Friday,
April 20, 1895.
3 - tf
Mars and Jupiter In conjunction at 2 a. m
Moon) rises at 4.G0 a. m.
A child born on this day will accumulate
dust in ltB eyes If It ventures upon Scran
ton's streets whon rain Is not fulling .
This may bo regarded us an unlucky
dtiy for one s first Hiiueunince.
Tho secret of high beef may probably be
best explained In tho assertion that tho
cow has uguia jumped over tho moon.
Do not lose sleep over the fact that
Western sliver barons will be made
wealthy by bimetallism. American per
splrutlon might as well be devotod to
making them rich quick ns to lining tho
coffers of English und German money
Beware of tho iip-to-ilato Biimmor girl.
It has been remarked that brains, bicycle
and bloomers are three B's that are Bel
dom found In company.
Wore It not for what happened yester
day one would be strongly tempted to au
vise Marty Swift to brace up.
Alan's Ago by Amusement.
Hoy Buse ball.
Youth Foot bull.
Mun French ball.
Our Stock of Flue, Up-to-Dutc
Is simply immense und prices
ut which a purlur can now be
furnished by us are rennirka-
Think of it-A fine, highly
polished Suit, covered in good
Silk Tapestry, ut
J&aTOur entire stock of this
spring's Baby Curriages ut cost.
131 1(10 133
We Have Just Opened Our
First Import Order of
HAV1LAND & CO.
If you want a nice Dinner
or Tea Set we have it. If
you expect to buy a
See our line before you pur
chase. We can save you
422 LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
April 28, 1893.
to No. I2i North
You for a
224 WYOMING AVE
Are the irresistible powers that move the modern world more than tho fabled lever of Arch!
medes. They burden the railways, throng the theaters und crowd our phtce with multitudes
who know enough to know that they arc getting more than value received for their money.
Old timers, relics of the fosslllfcrous ugu of merchandise, whose sole and only idea of profit is
100 per cent., stand nghust ut prices that seem to them the acme of folly and the knell of trade.
HERE'S MORE FOR TODAY:
SO dozen French Lisle Ladies' Hose, faucy striped, double heels and toes, the reg-
ular 50-ceut kind, now going at CENTS
loo dozen Fast Black Seamless Ribbed Hose, especially adapted for bicycle riders,
and will wear like iron; all sizes 6 to 10, QN LY 12 CENTS
Ladies' White Chamois Gloves, with 4 large pearl buttons, easily washed and kept clean,
AT PARASOL COUNTER
You will find all of the latest novelties in white and colors, at prices within reach
We started the crusade on high prices, and will continuethe battle starting with
42 Cents per Double Roll.
Shift Waists More styles to select from than all others combined and prices lower.
It is only necessary to visit our stores. Children's Department re
plete with the most attractive Outfits for Dovs. See our BOYS' COM
BINATION SUITS, i. e., Suit, Cap
line 01 urmsmngs.
" THE QBMTrRQ "
OR. HILL & SON
Bet topth, I5.S0; best (set, $8; for pold cap
and teeth without plates, called crown and
bridffo work, call for prices and refer
ences. TONALGIA, for uxtractlng teet
without pain. No ether. No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
We have just received
of CHINA we have ever offered. This is a special lot bought at a special (low) price. We
shall give our customers the benefit of this purchase. We venture to say that you have
never seen as good value tor tne money anywhere as we shall offer m this sale.
We mention a few of the many we have on sale. Remember, this does not com
prise the lot :
Handsome decorated Salad Decorated Comb and A beautiful Chocolate Cup
Dishes, a variety of shapes Brush Tray, - - 89C an& Saucer, light blue flower
and sizes, would be cheap at decoration. - - g9c
50c or 75c. Decorated Soup Plates,
We Sell Them at 25C 19C Each Cup and Saucer for ices,
A larger and better line of Large Assortment of fe cream, etc very dainty,
Salads It 30c, 5oc., 69c, fancy Plates ranging in shaPe Melssen
89c., $1.00 and $i.25 each price from ration, . . fl)C
T: 7z loc. each to $7.50 each . ,
Decorated Ice Cream set, Shaving Mugs, blue and
tray and 12 saucers, at $1,65 Large variety Cracker Jars, gold decoration, 25!
French China Cracker Jar, 3QC. 50c, 60c., 80c. and
decorated, - 89c goodi m DeCrated Dmner ffrf
MeTSncatiom6 "k' q Decorated Bread and Milk Decorated Chop Dishes, 1 2
$1.00 Each bet2SB'C) B0Cm 69C anj y6c pflf Set inches in diameter, 5QC Each
Chocolate Pots, Meissen Mnk pitchcrs assorted Wg had gQ krge afl
aecoration, , - frl.UU shapes, Meissen decoration, assortment of China at IOC.
Decorated Cabarets, 89c 25C, 39C, 60c. and 69C. Each as we show now.
T3CsrA great many of
tity of; so COME EARLY
C. S. WOOLWORTH,
MEN'S FINE SUITS,
MEN'S YEAR AROUND SUITS,
MEN'S SPRING TOP COATS,
TO TAILOR-MADE in
and extra Pants to match. Elegant
S3UAPE mim clothiers,
hatters and furnishers,
Boston Hot House Cucum
bers, Ripe Tomatoes, Aspar
agus. Mushrooms, Rhubarb,
Cauliflower, Water Cress,
Blue Point Oysters, Large,
Medium and Little Neck
Clams. Mussels, Scallops,
Prawn. Large Assortment of
PIERCE'S .-. MARKET,
aud have now on sale the lareest stock and ereatest variety
this lot of goods we could only obtain a limited quan
while we have a good variety to select from.
TYPE WRITERS' SUPPLIES
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
Stationers and Engravers,
317 LACKAWANNA AVE.
The secret is out Not only do they
6ay we do wahsing for a living, but
that we do it well, So keep it going.
Tell everybody you see, but tell them
not to tell.
EUREKA .-. LAUNDRY,
322 Washington Ave.
319 LACKAWANNA AVENUE,
GREEN AND GOLD STORE FRONT.