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Superintendent Morrow, of the Alle
.glieny Public Schools,
fUVOES COMPULSORY EDUCATION.
Jlle Claims It Is Defeated hj the 1 fforfs of
the 1'ob lenient
A PDAIN 5ALK IN HIS. ANNUAL BEPORT
The thirfy-eigbth annual report of the
Allegheny Jioard of Controllers and the
nineteenth annual report of the Superin
tendent of Public Schools, of that city, was
issued vesterdar. It is for the school year
ending June 1, 1892.
Itis-aiery caretully compiled publica
tion, and thews the work ol the ypar in the
minutest detail. Superintendent Morrow
deplores the fact that Pennsylvania does
not have a compulsory education law. He
it is a source of great l esret that we are so
far behind in this regard. Maine, New
JIampshlie, t ermont, Masvichusptts, Rhode
Island. Connecticut, Xew York, New Jersey,
Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Mlnne
tota, Xorth Dakota, Xebrasfca, Kansas,
Vj omim, Nevada, California, Wasblnaton,
Idaho, Montana, Alaska and District of Col
umbia all liavo compulsory laws to prevent
truancy, and to compel attendance at school
of children whose parents seem to have no
concern for their welfare. All our laws are
Sn a sense compulsorv, but they affect only
the law breakers. So with a compulsory
education law it would have no terrois Tor
the good citizens of a community it would
affect thoso only for whom It is Intended.
The law Not a Dead Letter.
Our laws for the punishment or thieves,
burglars and other criminals are compul
bory, but the do not in any way annoy the
law-abidinz people of a locality. How unac
countablo it seems, therefore, to thinking
people, that any intelligent person could be
Xonnd who would vote against such a rea
sonable measuie: and yot, numerous unsuc
cessful attempts have been made to get a
compulsorj education law through the
Pennsylvania Legislature. One or the most
potent arguments to defeat such a law
has been that it is said to be
a dead letter on the statute
hooks w nerever enacted. In answer to this
I would suirse't that investigation will show
that this is almost whollvamtsrepie.enta
tion of facts Because two or three of the
above named States enforce such a law in a
li.ilf heirted -navit does not follow that
tl e law is nt 'uult, but rather shows the
jii-irligenceand inefliciency of the executive
ofliceis whusedutvitis to seo that the law
is Mttlifullj earned out. A very gigmflcan t
met, too, in this connection is tbat.all other
laws in ilieM? states are administered in the
mine inefilcient manner, and a legitimate
result !;roMnirout of such a disregard of
l.iw is the turbulent and riotous spirit of
The Mob Element Always Opposes.
When anattemptis madeln Pennsylvania
to secure such a law, the mob element of
the State at once raises the howl that it is
an infringement on their rights, and all
torts of assinine arguments are put forward
to prevent its passage. It is anything bnt
complimentary to the intelligence of the
people of this Commonwealth that the law
breaking element seems thus lar to have
tne ear of oui law-makers. So long as they
are peimitted to bear the sway we may ex
pect to a d swarms of half grown men and
boys loafing on the street corners of every
cityand town in the State. It isa travesty
oncomnion sense that those in authority
tliou'dlonerpersist in ignorinc the appeals
oi tlii- intelligent and orderlj portion ot the
population in this matter.
Tiie report of attendance of the schools
ior the year show the lollowing: Average
enrollment in day schools for the year,
12,920; gain over last year, 210; average at
tendance in dav schools for the vear, 11,276,
pain over last year, 209; nnmber of teachers
rmploved in dav schools, 30l, gain over last
'sear, 9; average enrollment in evening
tfhcoi 890, igain over last year, 11; average
daily atfccmlaiice in evening schools, 602,
pain overcast year, 3, number of teachers
employed in evening schools, 40, gain over
last year, 3.
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Jr.. B. E. AEONS, 65 Fifth Ate.
Wifl "te the close and climax of the busy, bustling and hustling
scenes and sights which have been enacted in this establishment
during the past two weeks. Never, within the experience of any
living man, has so large, liberal and spontaneous a patronage
been bestowed upon a Pittsburg mercantile firm as has fallen to
our lot since the commencement of the Holiday season. It is a
revelation in local business annals. It is the sensation of the hour.
And yet the crowds and throngs and jams of the past few days
will dwindle into insignificance when compared with the
MIGHTY OUTPOURING OF PEpPLE TO-DAY.
It will be the' Red-Letter Day of glorious 1892 the peak and
pinnacle day of the largest and most popular store in this old burg.
WE FULLY EXPECT 100,000 PEOPLE
TO PASS OUR PORTALS TO-DAY
F THEM ALL-AND MORE.
We have the facilities to do it! We have the room ! We 'have the salespeople! We have the Goods! Just think! The combined area of our
floors is nearly 250,000 square feet or more than the three next largest stores in the city put together. Then we have over 1,000 well-trained and experi
enced salespeople, or about four times as many as find employment in any other local retail house. (As each salesman or saleslady can easily wait on 100
patrons in a day, it will be seen that our above claim to be able to take care of 100,000 customers is most conservative.) Now, as far as our stock is con
cerned, it is large and varied enough to meet all demands. No matter what you want you will find it here, and find it for less money than at any other place.
All can enjoy the blessedness of giving by simply selecting their holiday presents at our store. We have something for everybody something to suit every
body's purse, taste, wish or requirement. No jneed of running from store to store, street to street, to find what you want Here, under one roof, all can do
their Christmas shopping comfortably and economically. Nor is there any need .of going home all loaded down with packages. We have fifty delivery
wagons to take the goods to the homes of our customers, and all Christmas Gifts bought to-day will be delivered before midnight, if "possible.
OPEN TO-NIGHT TILL 11 O'CLOCK.
" In grateful recognition of the immense Holiday ade bestowed upon us we will .distribute costly gifts, to all purchasers of Men's and Boys 'Suits
and Overcoats, Ladies and Girls Cloals and Ladies' Shoes to-day. 'Don't fail to secure one. Ji. A. U J0.A. JN JN 'fc.