THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY MOIWSTJTO. JMARUU U, 1895.
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SCRAN TON, MARCH 0, 1895.
THE SCRANTOX OF TODAY.
j Come and Inspect our city. ;
I Elevation above the tide, 740 feet.
Extremely healthy. I i'
Estimated population, ISM, 103,000. I '.'
I Registered voters, iO.099.
Value of school property, J90O.0OO.
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 at
(Which to establish new Industries.
Sea how we rrow:
Population In 1800 .2C3
Population in 1S70 S5.000
. Population in 1SS0 45.S50
Population in 1880 75.213
Population in 1894 (estimated) 103,000
And the end Is not yet.
The voters of the Sixteenth ward can
rot better Bhow their respect for the
memory of Captain William Kellow
than by choosing as his successor In
select council a representative who will
be the captain's equal In Integrity, fidel
ity and sterling citizenship.
Compulsory Education Wins.
The substantial triumph yesterday
won by the Farr bill to enact compul
sory education In Pennsylvania is a no
table victory for common sense. There
have been times In the history of man
kind when education lias been regarded
a crime hurtful alike to politics and
to morals. We gladly believe that not
only has this time passed, but that it
has given place to a time when, to be
without an education will be deemed
the crime. In which the indifferent
parent and the Indifferent state will
be Joint criminals.
Let there be no mistaking the mean
ing of this victory. Try as they might
to becloud the Issue with a fictitious
clamor about the Inviolable rights of
parentage, the opponents of this bill are
now notified, by a commanding ma
jority of the legislature, that no
parental right transcends the right of
every boy and girl In free America to
an equal start In life; to an equal pre
paration, so far as the state can ordain
that, for the responsible duties of in
To the representative from this city
who has so steadfastly championed this
measure, in the face of a vindictive op
position that was seldom too scrupulous
to descend to personal misrepresenta
tion and abuse; as well as to the mem
bers from iAckawanna county who su j
ported him by their votes, The Tribune
this morning offers congratulations.
They have done a day's work which
will take rank among the wisest legis
lative achievements In the annals of
Mayor Strong, of New York, having
successfully smoothed out the little
frills in the mental equipment of the
autocrat of Tioga, Is recommended to
reap another harvest of popularity by
putting his omclal Blckle to the tenure
of office of Superintendent Byrnes,
As To Honest Ballot Reform.
It would be interesting to know pre
cisely upon what grounds the Pennsyl
vania legislature tasc Its obvious dis
inclination to make such amendments
to the Baker ballot law as are admit
tedly needed to strengthen that law
with respect both to the secrecy and to
the purity of the ballot voted under
Its provisions. It would be Instructive
to ascertain, from sums prominent
member of either the senate or the
house, why the large Republican ma
jority In both branches seems to be un
willing to respond. In these particulars,
to a request from the people whloh is
dissented from only by ward workers
Of unscrupulous habits and by party
The amendments asked of this leols-
lature are not revolutionary. They do
not strike at any political party which
Is content to rest its battles for su
premacy upon a fair and honorable
expression of the electorate's will.
Omitting minor details, the two points
concerning which Improvement by
amendment Is sought are: (1) the wlp
Ing out of the group system of mark'
Ing, except for presidential eleotors, a
change desired because it Is in tho
line of simplicity and of popular cub
lorn; and (2) the mors effective re
striction of the "helper" to his proper
duty of assisting such voters, and only
suoh voters, to vote who are unable to
properly prepare their own ballots with
out suoh assistance. Of these modlfl
cations, the latter is by far the more
Important, yet It Is the identical amend'
tnent which has received, first in the
senate and very recently in the house,
conspicuous set-backs from the Kepub'
lloan majority. ,
In the utter absence of an Intelligible
and honorable explanation for these ad
verse actions, we are forced to believe,
with the utmost reluctance, that the
Republican majority at ' Harrlsburg
does not desire to see ballot reform
perfected. But will that majority, dars
face the people upon such a platform?
Will It dare go before the enlightened
citizenship of this commonwealth, com
mitted, whether through inadvertence
or design, -to the proposition that the
Pennsylvania ballot booth must be pri
vate and pure in theory only; and that
It shall, in practice, be public and cor
rupt whenever that kind 8f booth ap
peals to .the purposes of the party man
agers or of their unscrupulous subor
dinates? The Republican press of the state
should warn the Republican legislature
of the danger it is needlessly Incurring.
Few men in public life gain anything
by hesitating to take an open stand on
contraverted Issues of the day. Those
of the fifty-seven members of the legis
lature recorded as not voting on the
Farr bill who were present, but silent,
would have lost nothing by showing
their colors, and they might have won
respect for frankness und courage.
The American poople have a happy
knack of standing by men who in turn
stand by their convictions.
The Oleomargarine Issue.
The oleomargarine question, concern
ing which a good deal is said Just now,
may be presented in a very few words.
flood cow's butter costs today, In
Scranton, from 30 to 32 cents per pound.
Good oleomargurine costs, In status
where It is permitted to be sold at al),
only about 20 cents per pound. The
best cow's butter, bucIi, for Instance, as
comes from Wayne or Susquehanna
counties. Is perhups butter than the best
oleomargarlue. At this time of yeur,
we doubt if one man In a hundred could
detect any difference; but In the sum
mer, when the genuine butter possesses
the flavor of tender grasses, It Is un
doubtedly superior. But It must be said
for "oleo" that, If not invariably so
good as cow's butter. It is, upon the
average, from one-fourth to one-third
Before the antl-oleo law was passed
In this state, it was claimed by the
dairy Interests that "oleo" was being
palmed off upon purchasers, In lieu of
butter. The logical way to correct that
Imposture would have been to require
that "oleo" should be sold as "oleo,"
and to have provided severe penalties
for deceit. The legislature, however,
did no such sensible thing as this; it
set up the false plea that "oleo" was
hurtful to the public health, and flatly
prohibited Its manufacture and sale.
The supreme court, in passing on this
law, held that It could not Judicially re
view the legislature's premise; but that,
without passing upon the merits of the
law. It could afllrm that the prohibition
of the manufacture and sale of a sub
stance hurtful to the public health
came within the legislature's police
powers. The law accordingly stands, a
thing constitutional but withal un
truthful and foolish.
There are thousands of poor families
In Pennsylvania who, when forced
either to pay 30 or 32 cents for genuine
butter, or to go without any accompani
ment on their bread, will from sheer
necessity choose the latter course. If
they could get wholesome imitation
butter for 20 cents, they would be glad
to purchase it without need of decep
tion as to its character. Good oleo
margarine has been shown by the most
eminent chemists to be scientifically as
pure and wholesome a food as Is good
cow's butter; the main difference Is
with respect to price and flavor, the lat
ter difference being In most cases al
most Imperceptible. The question to
day before the people of this state is
whether the untrue law prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of a clean and
wholesome cheap substitute for butter
upon the plea that It Is deleterious shall
remain on the statute books, or whether
It shall be replaced by a law authoriz
ing "oleo" to be sold as "oleo," for what
it Is worth to those who wish to eat it
Instead of butter.
The dairy Interests naturally desire
to retain the prohibitive law, because
under its provisions they have a clear
command of the butter market. The
Interests of the poorer classes of in
dustrial tollers Just as naturally desire
to do away with that prohibitive law,
so that they may get a good substi
tute for butter at a reasonable price,
lying within their limited means.
And Anally, those citizens who, what
ever they spread on their dally bread,
believe In a free field and fair play for
everybody, Join with the movers for re
peal, and suggest that If good cow's
butter cannot face the muslo of the
artificial churns, It will deserve to lose
The Carbondale Anthracite takes It
self very seriously, these days. Wit
ness tills: "We can expect nothing
but war and war to the knife from
Scranton and It would not be strange
to find the Scranton Tribune, which Is
now patting the Quay county people on
the back, veering about like a weather
cock with Its menacing back toward
Carbondale and protecting tail feathers
over Chick Cargo of tho Yeast." The
Scranton Tribune IB neither "patting
the Quay county people on the back"
nor loBlng a wink of sleep over the Car
bondale Anthracite's Ingenious but not
dangerous choice of a self-advertisement.
Mr, Piatt's habit of regarding every
opponent of his wishes as an Insatiable
sorehead may yet cause him to sustain
ths loss of a political head of his own.
The principle of compulsion as ap
plied to education will strike only at
deliberate Ignorance. And the harder
It hits that, the better.
A Delaware statistician has recently
contributed to the cause of temperance
a pregnant sermon In a nutshell, by
figuring that the 289 saloons of Wll
mlngton must take In over the bar
more than 1180,000 annually to cover
the rent and license taxes before they
can begin to make profits, which sum
is more than treble what the state ex
pends annually for the salaries of
Judges, the state auditor, the state
treasurer, the secretary of state, the
attorney general, the superintendents
of public schools, the state detectives
and or ithe support of the Insane
asylum. This statement of the case
does not appear to leave much room
Two university students at Buffalo
were married to a couple of servant
girls the other night, Just for a Joke.
The girls have since demanded support
from their husbands. The young men
aro now of the opinion that there are
many things more mlrth-provoklng
than the matrimonial Joke.
During the recent Mardl Croa festi
val in New Orleans, the Picayune of
that city Issued lithographic supple
ments that not only reflect with aocu
racy the beauties of that unequalled
spectacle but supply a new triumph for
the enterprise of clean-minded Ameri
The authoritative statement is made
In a friendly Pittsburg paper that
neither Senator Quay nor his son Rich
ard has urged or even favored a I.exow
investigation for Philadelphia. We al
ways credited the Quays with this
much common sense.
A good many Pennsylvania friends of
Hon. J. Sloat Fassett, of Elmlra, fancy
these duys that they can perceive In
him the raw materials of a first class
United States senator.
Representative O'Mnlley deserves
the thanks of his constituents for his
vote on the Farr bill.
Somo of tho More N'olublo Iiducutlonul
Hills Under Consideration.
Ilarrlsburir. March 6. One of the nu
merous bills before the education commit
tee of the house is known as the Her
mann bill and provides for the transport
ing of children to school at tho expense
of tho Uistrluts. It applies to such chil
dren as by creat distance or difficulty of
access are at present inconvenienced In
attending; school; and only to the pupils or
schools which 111 the discretion of boards
of school directors have beencloscd by
reason of small attendance. Anotner oui.
which the education committee negatived
but which was then reintroduced, re
ferred to the Judiciary general committee
and pulled out with an affirmative indorse
ment, authorizes the board or directors or
controllers of any school district to dis
continue the use of public school houses
for election purposes and regulates the
tlxlna- of new election places in such cases.
This measure Is known as the Hawkins
bill, In deference to Its author, the gentle
man from York. Still another bill of in
terest to teachers Is the Hammond oil!,
which places the examination of teach
ers applying for permanent certificates un
der the direction of the state superintend
ent of public Instruction, thus Insuring
the Impartial making of all papers. Last
ly, tho education committee is considering
a proposition to require the rending of the
lllblu In all public schools at least once u
Not f'xtravaguncc, but Economy.
As an Instance of the exaggerated talk
current among Ill-Informed persona touch
ing the Hustings administration's sweep
ing extravugance, somo facts concerning
the bill with which the name of I'npt. John
Helaney has been connected will be
found to possess Interest, it Is charged
that this bill simply Increases expenses by
abolishing the otllce of superintendent of
public buildings, the sulary attached to
which Is $l,4ii0 a year, and creating the oi-
flco of custodian, with a salary of $.1,000 a
year, besides adding to the number of em
ployes, and all simply to provide a nnug
berth for a certain man. Tho facts In this
case aro that under tho present system
this Important department hus a superin
tendent niul thirteen employes. The an
nual salary list amounts to $12,1.V), and
ho contingent fund la fl5,UuO, or a. total
of $27,150. I'ndcr the pending bill tho num-
l-r of employes remains exactly the same
fourteen iii all while tho salary list
and contingent fund amount to but ,5W.
or an annual saving of ll.O). The salary
of the heail of the department Is Increased
from $1.4i to Jli.OUO, but, as in the case of
tho commissioner of bunking, the duties
und responsibility aro largely Increased.
Ho is required to give a bond for fcl.'i.UUU
for the faithful perfomance of his duties
and the safe keeping of all state propHrty.
Instend of the present loose-ended sys
tem of caring for and dealing out supplies
to tho departments a business system ap
proximating that In force under the
I'nlttd Slates government Is substituted.
Now there Is little system, no head, no re
sponsibility. In the recent tire at the statu
printing establishment ' JllS.fluO worth of
stnto paper was burned. It was not In
sured because It was nobody's business to
Insure It. An ofllclal responsible for the
projierty under his care, and under a X-
OuO bond, would see to It that this did
not happen. Jt Is estimated that the sav
ing to the state In supplies, under tho sys
tem of dealing them out contemplated In
this landing law, might amount to from
$1U,0U0 to $lj,0uo a year.
Washington News, Via. Harrlsburg.
One of the political rumors recently
brought here from Washington has It that
Mr. Heed will not take the speakership of
the next house, for prudential reasons;
and Hint John Da I Bell will Inherit his man
tle. It Im further stated, by way of dra
matic climax, that Dulxell and Quay have
"made up," and that the latter will assist
the former In his speakership aspirations.
No one assumes to say where thin adjust
ment of affairs would drop Senator Quay's
good Shuron friend, Major Alex. Mc
Dowell. LIIiEL LAW REFORM.
From the Philadelphia Times.
The time has come when roform In tho
libel laws of Pennsylvania Is Imperatively
demanded by every consideration of Jus
tine, alike to Journullsm and to the public.
Our present libel laws simply offer a pre
mium to pettifogging attorneys, who
shower vexatious litigation upon newsiRi
pnrs at enormous costs to the publishers,
and not one In ten Is proved to be Justi
fied If the case ever reaches trial. In a
vast majority of Instances the whole pur
pose of utich action Is to blackmail pub
lishers, and chiefly for the benellt.of shys
ters rather than to do Justice to Injured
citizens. Thorn In a very simple method
of rendering the fullest measure of Jus
tice to every cltlxen who shall be wrongad
by a public Journal, and at the sumo time
avoid the cosily and vexatious litigation
of shysters and blackmailers. This re
form has taken tangible ahupa In the libel
laws In two prominent states of the wast.
Minnesota and Indiana., In those status
every porson who feels aggrieved by a
publication In a newspaper must cull the
attention or the publishers to tna alleged
libel, and If the publication shall have
been made In good faith, and a retraction
made If the ohargM are unwarranted, tho
plaintiff In a Hbol antlon can recover
only sucn actual uamages as no naa sua
tallied, which must be specifically averred
and proved In court. This law often no
privileges to those Who proatllute the
power of the press to licentiousness. The
restraint or sucn a taw upon licentious
newspapers would be Juat as effeotlve as
re tho laws of today, but It would end the
vocation or the shysters ana the black'
mailers who take advantage of the pres.
nt libel laws to oppress newspapers with
enormous costs, even when there Is no
possibility of obtaining verdicts against
From the Philadelphia Times.
Asa Packer founded Lehigh university
and endowed it with a million dollurs.
Arfo Pardee twice built the great Pardee
hall for Lafayette college, giving a million
dollars to the work. The Moses P. Taylor
hospital at -Scranton la a magnlllcent
memorial of a man whose fortunes were
built up In that prosperous section of the
state. The Onterhout Free library Is the
result of a ISOO.OOO bequest given to Wllkes
Ilarre, whose millionaires have caused the
Wyoming valley to blossom as the rose.
Instances of munificent gifts from Penn
sylvanlans multiply In Carnegie's enrich
ment of Pittsburg, in the Patterson en
dowment, which gave to Ursinus college
the Hombcrger hall memorial, and in Will
iam L. Scott's liberality to Erie. There
are Instances to the contrary, ft Is true,
but they are not numerous.
Time for the State to Act.
From the Pottsvllle Chronicle.
Can education bo forced upon the peo
ple? Is asked by those who have doubts
as to the beneficent results of compulsory
education. One thing, howover, that can
be said In favor of compulsory education,
Is that if a parent Is so grossly negligent
of his child's mental culture as to have no
thought for Its education, but to permit It
to grow up In utter Idleness and Ignorance,
It Is high time for tho state to introduce
a tlltlu of Its paternalism Into that house
hold. If father and mother forsake their
child Intellectually and leave It to grow
up In rank Illiteracy, It Is high time for
the state to take It up.
DO not be deceived.
The following brands of
White Lead are still made by the
" Old Dutch" process of slow cor
rosion. They are standard, and
The recommendation of
"Fahnestoclt," "Armstrong IMcKelvy;
to you by your merchant is an
evidence of his reliability, as he can
sell you cheap ready-mixed paints
and bogus White Lead and make a
larger profit. Many short-sighted
dealers do so.
Fob Colors. National Lead Co.'s Pure
White Lead Tinting Colors, a one-pound can to
a 35-pound keg ot Lead and mix your own
paints. Saves time and annoyance in matching
shades, and insure the beat pauit that it is
passible to put on wood.
Send us a postal card and get our book on
paints and color-card, free; It will probably
tavc you a good many dollars.
NATIONAL LEAD CO., New York.
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TEA TABLES AND LIBRARY
TABLES, BRASS AND ONYX
TABLES AND CABINETS (OF A
AN ELEGANT STOCK OF PIC
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FANCY BASKETS AND LAMPS.
CALL EARLY AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS WHILE OUR AS
EORTMENT IS COMPLETE,
131 IND 133
Have finished our inven
tory and arc 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 Is out. Not only do they
say 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.
332 Washington Ave.
LflCE CURTAINS AND RUGS
Second Floor. Take Elevator.
Also i7 Pairs
27 Pairs Exceedingly
SPECIAL SALE OF JAPANESE RUGS.
Immense Stock of Kiotos, Yamatos, Kordavans, Carsava,
Myotto. All Sizes. Best Quality.
Myotto Rugs, 9
All new designs, just
Estimates and carefully executed designs submitted for furnishing Hotels,
Private Residences and Public 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 UCKIWMM ME.
J. D. WILLIAMS BRO.
314 LACKAWANNA AVENUE,
At Wholesale and Ratal!.
JUST RECEIVED, A BIG INVOICE OF
Our stock of Baby Carriage is un
DR. HILL '& SON
Bat teeth, $5.60; bent set, : for Bold cape
and tenth without plate, called crown and
bridge work, call for prices and refr
encea. TON ALU I A, for extractlnf teet
without pain. Mo ether. No taa.
OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
BROTHERS, WYOMING AVE.
-SPECIAL SALE OF-
Real Irish Point at $1.98
Fine Irish Point at 7.98
3o feet by 60 feet,
6 feet by 6 feet,
6 feet by 9 feet,
feet by 1 2 feet,
landed, per steamer "City
March 0, 1893.
Sale of Furniture
HULL & CO.'S,
205 ANO 207 WYOMING AVE.
Don't work with poor tools or bi poor
hardware. No reason why you should.
Wo sell the best. Try a Chlnel, Hum
mer, or Saw. Then you'll want more.
Shall Boon occupy iteven floors, S-'xlW,
In new Carter and Kennedy building, next
to First Presbyterian church, 119 Wash
Ington avenue. Come anil sea us.
FOOTE I SHEAR CO.
YENISON, PRAIRIE CHICKEN,
Partridges, Quail, Rabbits,
All Kinds of Poultry,
Mushrooms, Green Beans,
Cucumbers, Head Lettuce,
Salsify Radishes, Etc.
TONE IS FOUND ONLY IN THE
DR. E. GREWER,
The Philadelphia Specialist, and his asso
ciated stuff ot English and German
physicians, are now permanently
Old Postofflee Building, Corner Penn
Avenue and Spruce Street.
The doctor in a graduue of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, formerly demon
strator of physiology and surgery at the
ledico-('hirurgical college of Philadel
phia. Ills specialties are Chronic, Ner
vous, Skin, Heart, Womb and Blood dis
eases. DISEASES OF TEE KERYODS SISTEH
The symptoms of which are dixzlness.laclc
ot conlidence, pexual 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 spirits. ovll
forebodings, cowardice, fear, drenms.mel
anclioly, tire easy of company, feeling aa
tired In the morning as when retiring,
lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought, depression, constipa
tion, weakness of the limbs, eti Those so
affected should consult us immediately,
ar"d be restored to perfect health.
Lost Manhood Restored.
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
If you havo been given up by your phy
sician call upon the doctor and bo exam
d. He cures the worst cases of Ner
vous Lability, Scrofula. Old Sores, Ca
tnirh. Piles. Female Weakness, Affec
tions of the Eye. Ear, Nose and Throat,
Asthma, Peafness, Tumors. Cancers and
Cripples of every description.
Consultations free and stiictlv sacred
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9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, to 2.
Knclose five 2-rent stumps for svmtpont
blanks and my book cnlled "New 'Life."
1 will pay one thousand dollars In gol4
to nnyone whom 1 cannot euro of EPI
LEPTIC CONVULSIONS or KITS.
VR. 13. GREWER,
Old Post Office PulMIng, corner Pens
avenue and Spruce street.
GET I.M THE SWIM.
A STERLING is what will do it Built like
a watch snd is a beauty. None bnt the fiust
of the dilfeient grades of wheels in my lin. for
p.V Prices from $50 to tV2X If you caa appre
ciate a good thing exauiiue my Una.
A, W. JURISCH, 433 Spruce St
The Finest Id the City.
The latest Improved furnish
tags and apparatus for keeping
meat, butter and eggs.
223 Wyoming Ave.
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