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THE SCRANTOil TRIBUNE SATURDAY MOBNTITO. MAT 18, 1895.
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BCRANTON, MAY 18 1895.
'Thw Amorlcan people, from tradition
and Interest, FA VOK BIMETALLISM, and
the Republican party dcinnnds tho use of
BOTH UOLD AND SILVER AS STANPAHU
MONEY, with each restrictions and un
der ueh provisions, to bo determined by
legislation, as will secure the mainten
ance of tho parity of values of the two
metal, ao that the purchasing and debt
paying power of the dollar, whether of
sliver, gold or paper, shall be at all times
equal." Republican rational platform,
Jun 7. 1892.
As to That Reapportionment.
It is possible that the senate com
mittee which formulated the new con
gressional reapportionment bill did so
without realizing the Injustice of its
treatment of Lackawanna, Wayne and
Susquehanna counties. It is possible
that it acted in entire good faith, and
had no other purpose than to make the
new congressional map look different
from tie old one. In this case, its zeal
was expended in a mistaken direction.
The county of Lackawanna already
numbers a sufficient population to war
rant its present position as a separate
congressional district. Even under the
census of 1890, we were nearer the
ratio than several other districts; and
since that enumeration our population
has increased steadily and rapidly. At
the present writing it is probable that
the county contains nearer 180,000 than
149,000 inhabitants. The city of Scran
ton alone has, under the new direc
tory census, almost 110,000 population;
and it seems reasonable to suppose that
there is now within the county an ad
ditional population of at least 55,000.
Hence to link this county with Susque
hanna and readjust the remaining dis
. trlcts would be simply to create confu
sion throughout the northeastern group
of counties, all to no purpose; and es
pecially to do a gross Injustice to the
magnificent Republicanism of pictur
So far as the eastern districts are
concerned, there is no present need for
any readjustment of the old district
boundaries. The various districts have
served a good purpose, and it would be
an economy of time if they were not
disturbed. There is no general demand
for a ahaklng-up; and the less of it
done, the better It will undoubtedly be
(or all concerned.
Pas the Fllnn Bill.
i The Pittsburg Times estimates that a
2-iiU road tax in Allegheny county, if
levied under the terma of the proposed
Fllnn road law, which is now the only
Dill standing any chance of enactment
svt tile session of the Pennsylvania leg
islature, would amount to about $1,000,
000 a rear. That, it adds, "would grade
and males 100 miles annually, of first
class macadamized road, of the like of
which w have not a mile in all our
townships, although we waste about
$200,004 of township road tax every year.
The farmer would never feel the cost,
and ten years would revolutionize the
face of Allegheny county, treble the
market garden area by doubling the
alze of a horse's load, and add square
miles to the suburban area, with a cor
responding increase in land values."
These arguments have many times
been cited; and there will be no ex
cuse on the part of any legislator for
failure to act in behalf of road reform
on account of ignorance. Public senti
ment la every day growing stronger in
favor of highway Improvement. Prac
tical experience In other states is teach
ing former objectors in the rural dis
tricts that good roads pay, as an in
vestment. We do not see, in the light
of these facts, how any member of the
legislature can favor an adjournment
before definite progress shall have been
made in the direction of this generally
Safe Bimetallism Is Possible.
The action of the upper house of the
Prussian Diet Thursday in adopting
over the earnest opposition of Chancel
lor Hohenlohe, by the significant vote
of 72 to 88, a resolution in favor of
taking prompt steps toward an inter
national bimetallic agreement will en
courage bimetalltats everywhere. It
would seem to be an opportune confirm
ation of the claims of those American
economists, of whom perhaps ex-President
Harrison' is now, the most con
spicuous, who believe that a speedy
return to international bimetallism is
not only passible but inevitable, as a
measure of public safety.
It is well known that even in Eng
land, which ' of all countries has the
greatest reason to prefer gold mono
metallism, with all the jncjease of
debts which that must necessarily im
ply, the sentiment for bimetallism,
under the able championship of such
men as Hon. A. J. Balfour, is making
rapid headway among .the artisan and
middle classes. It naturally does not
make similar progress among bankers,
brokers and security-holders in gen
eral, for It is to the Interest of these
people to make coin as scarce as pos
sible, so that the actual value of their
bonds may be appreciated correspond
ingly. But while the Kothschllds and
tho Barings yet retain a formidable
hold upon the press and parliaments
of England, the democratization of the
masses Is rapidly providing a counter
and a greater force, which, so soon as
It becomes concentrated, as it soon
must. In favor of bimetallism, will pave
the way to a general rehabilitation of
In view of these facts It seems rea
sonably clear to us that with proper
co-operation at WaHhlnj:ton, the hold
ing of on international bimetallic con
ference which shall accomplish what It
shall have set out to accomplish would
become by no moans the Improbable
thing which Rold mononii'tnlll.' in of tho
Cleveland type would have the Ameri
can public believe. Such nn agreement
may not be reached while Mr. Cleve
land Is consciously or unciinrclour.ly il.i
lng his best to prevsnt It: but with in
American administration chosen In
sympathy with the movement, its con
summation would probably be only a
matter of months.
One Legislature That F.'PeJ.
The New York legislature which han
Just adjourned supplies nn instructive
object lcsron showing why nmons the
people state legislatures nvo often re
garded with feelings akin to contempt.
"It was," says the Syracuse Tost,
"ushered Into existence with the fair
est proEpects that have greeted nny
legislature for years. A reform move
ment had carried the state by a tre
mendous majority tnd had placed the
Republican party In power In both
branches of the legislature, as Weil as
In all the Plate departments: Know
ing the great popular sentiment In
favor of better government and. better
social conditions, It was expected that
the legislature would respond to that
sentiment and endeavor, so far as pos
sible, to carry out the pledges made by
the dominant party."
This was the expectation, and It was
a fair one. One Syracuse contemporary
thus pictures the realization: "Its
work has been characterized by many
unseemly broils and quarrels. It has
been Interrupted by charges affecting
the integrity of members, it has been
scandalized by acts that too plainly
show the effect of corrupt influences,
and it has left undone many things
that it should have done." Even the
Troy Times, which is an eminently con
rcrvattve paper, admits that so far as
concerned New York city the legisla
ture fell far below expectations. "In
the Judgment of a majority of Republi
cans in and outside of that city It was
a time for radical, not conservative,
action, and the general feeling," says
the Times, "Is that the crusade against
Tammany should have been pushed
more vigorously by the law-making
We have purposely quoted from pa
pers friendly to the Republican organi
zations In our neighboring state. The
tone of the antl-Platt and the Inde
pendent press Is unanimous In con
demning the home-going legislature for
ttB surrender to machine Influences, Its
large Increase of the state tax levy and
Its general inability to perceive the re
formatory demands of moral senti
ment. This legislature, in a political
sense, has unquestionably been a grave
disappointment; and it would seem
clearly to call for a vigorous overhaul
ing of those members who are mainly
responsible for the session's failure.
What of the Malignant Turk ?
A late copy of the London Times
sheds some light upon the recent Ar
menian atrocities. The Times' corres
pondent In Turkey draws this picture,
which Is a good one for civilized per
sons to ponder:
One house in Shonlg was filled with some
fifty men, women and children. This was
set on fire by the soldiers. One boy, who
was trying to escape, was caught on n
bayonet and thrown tacit. Kerko, one of
tho richest men in the village, did not es
cape, as ho would not desert his wife, who
had been confined a night or two before.
He was seized and brought beforo the
Zelon sheikh and tho commander of the
troops. It seems ho had wounded the
sheikh's brother In the arm in the fight
of tho previous year. Now the soldiers
and Kurds hod their revenge. They took
him to his house, where his wife was lying,
and then, pinning tho new-horn bribe on
the mother's breast, cut them both In two.
Kerko was then taken a long distance
away sntl dispatched. Ills shirt, made of
specially lino cloth, and identified by tho
ono who sewed it, was subsequently found.
It had some twenty bayonet nnd dagger
rents In It. Kerko's brother Qnznr's wife,
an unusually handsome woman, was kept
among tho soldiers for several days and
urged to change her faith; but, ns she
persistently refnned, sho was made away
with. Kerko, his wife and child, and
two brothers' wives, wero killed from that
Even the rough Kurds, It seems, were
moved to pity by the barbarities their
own people committed, and there are
stories of common soldiers goaded un
willingly to deeds of butchery by their
officers. A soldier shared hl3 rations with
two starving boys for two days, but the
third day found theirl butchered; a
Kurdish woman hid twenty boys In a
sheepfold, and carried bread to them In
an apron, but she was observed by the
butchers, and the boys were slaugh
tered; some soldiers found four boys In
the brushwood, and took them to the
blmbashl, whero their mother saw
them, and fainted for Joy, only to see
them slaughtered before her eyes when
she recovered. These stories are con
firmed in every particular by Investiga
tions made by trustworthy sources in
dependent of the Times. They are not
affected by half-hearted denials put
fortti by the Turkish "ofllplals, whose
every action since the massacres has
carried to impartial observers proof of
their guilt. "
What are the civilized powers going
to do about it? '
The opinion of ex-Representative
Stone, of Kentucky, upon the silver
question is instructive. Mr. Stone la
a conservative man not given to ex
treme notions, bat he says: "Under the
present construotlon of the value of
our silver dollar It is no more than a
paper dollar In circulation. The treas
ury department construes the law to
mean that all the coin obligations of
the government are redeemable in gold.
If that Is true, we have no use for a
single dollar of sliver. We would be
better oft without it. Tho only use
that I can see we have for metal money
Is to conduct our exchanges with for
eign nations und guurantee tho circula
tion of credit or paper money. We
have not enough of either of the metals
to do that in my opinion. If so, we
want but oiK' metul. IE we have not
enough gold to conduct our money re
lations wi'th foreign nations, we want
another metal, and sliver Is the next
most preciotts metal. Merely for use In
current exchange papsr Is more con
venient than silver, and sliver la use
hx:s if tint Is tho limit of Its use. We
should Know how the gold standard
blmetalliHts wish silver to be used. I
believe there Is not enough gold for tho
final redemption of our obligations to
pay 'coin,' and therefore silver should
be added to it." In other words, silver
should be a primary money, as well as
gold; and not simply a tall to the
In the ryes of the Philadelphia
Iteeord. all thoee who advocate compul
sory education are either "meddlers or
muddlers." In which class does it
place Super! n tend-' n t Brook; ?
Give mo the postoffico.
We call by numbers only
Is that Mr. Vundling?
Would you llko to employ an additional
detective to look for loitering postmen? I
have a friend who wants a position.
No, you see tho Republicans have all
been discovered, and
Z-z-z-z tin ling ling!
Hello! Exchange! What did you cut us
Colonel Fltzsimmons wants to talk to
Co ahead, Colonel.
I want to advertise a second-hand picture
frame for sale. Gold leaf finish; will hold
a large crayon.
Is there a picture with it?
Yes. Tho portrait is not of much conse
quer?e. I'll throw that In with the frame
if I can find a purchaser.
Whose portrait Is It?
Why, it's Charley
Z-z-z ting ling ling!
There! exchange, you've cut us off again.
What is It?
Hello! This Is Atherton talking at the
What can wo do for you, Mr. Atherton?
I want to correct the Impression that we
are dealing in margins. The board of
trade Is no bucket shop, and don't you
All right. But who got the 87 cents
earned by the young stock exchange?
Well, that goes to the reserve fund.
You seo there Is some talk of advertising
Scranton In the New York World again,
Z-z-z ting ling ling!
Exchange! Will you stop cutting us off?
Hello hello! I am tho veterinary sur
geon. You know a law hrm been passed
against fixing horses' tails, and I didn't
believe It would be safe for me to under
take the Job.
What job? This is The Tribune office.
Oh, pardon! I made a mistake. Thought
I was addressing
Senator Elklns' Views.
From a Recent Interview.
I believe in bimetallism and In the use of
silver In the furthest possible way con
sistent with sound money. The last plat
form of tho Republican national conven
tion at Allnneupolls I consider a safe one.
I am not for sliver without the use of both
metals to an extent not hurtful to the
country. Both metals should be used and
tho question of detail, of courso, can bo
settled. Tho government has the power to
limit tho use of the metuls. Tho Republi
cans of the cnat and went must get to
gether on tho sliver question. They must
give and take. Some compromise must be
brought about. I believe the sliver ques
tion will settle Itself, and when we come
to meet next year at the national conven
tion there will not be any antagonism be
twoen the caat and west.
Somct'.iln;? for Mr. smith to Answer.
From tho Salt Lake Tribune.
The editor or tho Philadelphia Press
talks about sliver being worth 60 cents on
the dollar. Hupposo tomorrow that the
nations should combine, rumonetlze silver
nnd demonetise gold, and causo It to be
published that gold would no longer be
roeelved in payment of debts; that It
should no longer be a measuro of values;
that no part of It should any more be re
ceived as a unit of values, but that the
unit should he transferred to tho sliver
dollar, does tho editor of the Press think
that tho relative value of gold and silver
would not change before tomorrow night?
This silver question Is a serious one and It
Is entitled to fair argument.
Tho Proper Solution.
New York Commercial-Advertiser.
The Scranton Republican argues that di
vorce should be made "easy," as rffs an
admlrublo preventive of wife-murder. If
this solemn reformer would only abolish
matrimony he would put an end to wlfo
So It Would Appear.
From tho Philadelphia Record.
The Scranton Republican urges In favor
of divorce laws that they tend to prevent
murder. Divorce, like death, cuts the
knot that binds unhappy couples. Docs
the Republican also opposo marriage aa
tho gateway to possible homicide?
This Is, Indeed. News.
From tho Washington Post.
Tho e:;pectcd'has happened. When Davo
Martin saw Mr. Quay approaching with
that legislative investigation ho gracefully
slid off his psroli. There will be no inves
tigation. Colonel Slngcrlv Is Pessimistic.
From tha Philadelphia Record.
. Cod holp the commonwealth when the
governor refuses to stand between tho
peoplo nnd the wild and errant legislation
of which this compulsory education act
is a specimen I i
TOLD BY THE STARS.
Daily Horoscope Drown by AJaoohus, The
Astrolabe cast: S.18 a. m. for Saturday,
May JI, 18U5.
Moon rises l.H a m.'
A child born on this day will have no
objection to a glass of soda at Nay Aug
falls on Sunday, provided there la not too
much syrup In It.
The editor of a paper established on this
day will bathe in very hot water, but will
no doubt achieve success If he can succeed
In retaining his cuticle for a few months
The latest Intelligence received via Jack
Tlernoy Indicates that tho modern deputy
sheriff who will sleep on anything but
wlro spring and hair mattressas, cannot,
vulgarly speaking, bo "up to snuff," -
Avoid advancing opinions on this day.
Broken heads have resulted from too much
freedom of opinion.
Keep an eye upon the board of trade
blackboard. Dust Is liable to accumulate
upon it In tho Immediate future.
The Administration's Song.
From tho Philadelphia Press.
Tho song of the administration seems to
run somewhat as follows:
We ain't much on finances,
With deficits we esport; .
Our policy enhances
An enemy's retort;
Our patriotism's baggy
And trembly at tho knees;
Our way la rather xnaggy.
Our crop! Inclinod to. freeze,
But In expla.-iatlcna that don't explain
(see Herbert on Meade), statements
that den't etato (see Cleveland on
sound money and Democracy), re
plies that don't answer (see Gresh
am vs. Thurston), definitions that
don't define (see Morton on cur
rency) We truly find our forte.
131 AND 133
The Best of Them
All Is the
Porch Chairs and Rockers,
Fine Reed Chairs and Rockers,
A Few Baby Carriages Left at Cost
Cedar Chests, Moth Proof, in
131 AND 133
Hammocks, Vbite Hoantaia Ic
Cream Freezers, Jewett's Pateit
Charcoal Filled Refrigerators,
Water Coolers and Filters.
We have now over sixty sets, all
different decorations and shapes to se
lect from; these displayed In full on
tables, so you can see all the pieces.
We also have eight different decora
tions in open stock frorii which you
can select just what piece you wish.
IL.IIUI.il, M lllllbbbl VV
ill LACKAWANNA AVENUE.
HORSE. - SHOEING
DR. JOHN HAMLIN,
The Acknowledged Expert In
Horseshoeing and Dentistry,
is Now Permanently Located
on West Lackawanna Ave.,
Near the liridge.
SOFT SHELL CRABS
Frog Legs, Lobsters,
Large, Medium and
Little Neck Clams
PIERCE'S MARKET, PENH AVE.
rone Is found only in tbo WEDER
Call and ane thosa Pianos, and soma fin. s
ond-liand l'inuiiio bays taken in sxohanjs
lor tuom. . '
I A tSS. tHl fVMK 3m
Ladies' Cooking Match
CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, MACAROONS AND CAKE.
Ten Valuable Prizes for Answers,
SECOND FLOOR. (BE QUICK OR YOU'LL MISS IT.) TAKE ELEVATOR.
Whilst in the store take a look through our Silk
ment, and see what exceptional values we are offering.
Finest Double warp Yarn dyed Surahs, every imaginable
color, - - - - - .
Best Hand Loom Washable and Wearable Japanese
5ilks, at - . -
Magnificent New Heavily Corded Kai-Kais, the best
quality, - - - - -
24-inch Satin Duchesse, Peau de Soie, Gros Grains and
Faille Francaise, of purest stock and dye, wear and satis
faction guaranteed, at - - -
STAR SHIRT WAISTS
In numerous plaits. Never sold for less
than One Dollar, now reduced, to clear
FIFTY -:- CENTS.
A Few Days Will
I IIL OHIftll LllOf
IRE THE BEST COASTERS.
Consequently they must run easier
than any other wheel. Call
and examine them.
C. M. FLOREY,
222 MING AVENUE,
V. IR. C. A. BUILDING.
PUSHING A GOOD THING
I what we urn doing. We puih It along: morn
ing, noon and night. Bninotlmm Its a Lawn
Uo.ar and a im 'tlinoa tta nur ntlr stook of
Hnrdw.ro, and It is Katriimrators, (tardea
'loi'li, CU' deii Ps, Laurn Baed and House
hold Hardware all the Uuie.
JOHN L HANGI, ENGRAVER,
OFFICE AND SHOP
311 Laclc. av. and Stewart's Art Store.
Photo Esgraving for Circulars, Books, Cilt
W H Wipipan.
Kalf-Tonst and Una Work.
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Clear Them Up.
SQUARE DEALING CLOTHIERS,
HITTERS AND FURNISHERS,
CAPITAL, . - $200,000
SURPLUS, - 270,000
UNDIVIDED PROFITS, 60,000
Special Attention Given
to Business Accounts.
412 SPRUCE STREET,
205 UCUWAJIRA AVE.
DR. HILL & SON
Bet teeth, tS.B0; beat set, M: for told caps
Dd teeth without plates, called crown and
bridgo work, call (or prices and refer
enres. TONALOIA, (or extracting teat)
without pain. No ethar. No gas.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
FOR 2c. STAMP
TYPE WRITERS' SUPPLIES
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
Stationers and Engravers,
97 LACKAWANNA AVE.
May 17, 1833.
to No. i2i North
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