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Abstracts 856 - 860

CIVIL SERVICE Reform (Cont'd)
856 · 1 Apr. 17; ed: 4/1 - "It would not be the most surprising thing in
the world if the handiwork of General Butler should be plainly seen at
the end of the session in the general wreck of Civil Service Reform."

(3) 857 - L Apr. 30; ed; 4/1 · "The bill that Senator Wright of lowa introduced into the United States Senate yesterday effects a thorough remodeling of the civil service system. The Commissioners are legislated out of office, and no one succeeds them. The geographical classification of the appointments is the most original feature of the bill. By this means, every Congressman can employ a private secretary or two, direct from his own home."


858 · L May 13; ed: 4/5 - The complete report of the civil service commission has been received and proves to be worthy of a careful perusal by all who are interested in reform in official patronage. The theory upon which this system is founded is much the same that obtains in the examinations of applicants for positions as instructors in educational institutions.

The merit, not the man is the objective point in the theory. A most emphatic argument in favor of the further trial of this method is the character of the opposing element - professional politicians, speculators in offices, and officeholders of an uncertain reputation. A11 friends of reform should give the efforts of the commission their sanction and influence, that abuses may not only be corrected in the civil service at the National capitol, but that correction may extend into every state, county and town of the Union."


859 - L june 19; ed: 4/2 - The strangle of the civil service reform infant by Ben Butler was a result so generally expected that the final ceremonies in the house on june 16 have awakened only a brief growl to the effect that it is to be hoped that the farce is now over.

"They evidently thought it a trap to catch votes, and, the votes being caught, they have kicked the trap into a corner and left it to the dust and cobwebs of neglect. Civil service reform talk will not 'draw in 1876.'"

(4) 860 - 1 July 4; ed: 4/4 - In the promotion of C. F. Conant from head of the warrant division of the treasury, to an assistant secretaryship, Mr. Bristow has given the country a clear and excellent example of what is meant by the civil service reform which figured so largely in the platforms of both political parties in 1872. Mr. Conant is familiar with the financial work of the treasury and is well educated to the duties of assistant secretary. Mr. Bristow spurned all suggestions made by politicians and selected an oppointment for the good of the service and not with a view to complying with the customs of his predecessors in similar cases.


Abstracts 861 - 866

CIVILIZATION 861 · L May 15; ed: 4/5 · In spite of the boasted progress of the 19th century, there are yet many who seriously believe the world to be retrograding. But is the world really moving back? Through thousands of unknown paths and devious turns, through the strife of interest, of passion, and of creeds, the world has steadily progressed and is still progressing toward the great destiny marked out by its creator.


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CLOTHING TRADE 862 · L Mar. 14:7/4,5 - Messrs. Shipherd and Barnes are opening a new store at 252 Superior st. The new store has been handsomely fitted up and systematically arranged for the convenience of their customers. They have a very fine line of ladies' furnishings. The work rooms and fitting rooms are to be managed by M. Paul, who has held a similar position in a prominent establishment in New York.


863 · L Mar. 24:7/5 The elegant store of Messrs. Black and Loveman, at No. 9 Euclid ave., is opening today with a large assortment of millinery and ladies' furnishings.


864 · L Apr. 4; adv:6/1-6 - D. M. S. Somerville, wholesale and retail dealer, 230 Superior st., has a complete line of patterns for the spring fashions of 1874. A number of new fashions are ladies' polonaise, with lapels and continental vests; also the English and the Broadway polonaise. Two rows of large buttons adorn the ladies' Ulster coat; ladies' double skirt; and ladies' Van Dyke vests. These patterns are all perfect fits.

(102) 865 - L Apr. 4:7/3 Kendall and Ahlers, 13 Euclid ave., are having a formal opening of their new store this evening. They are importers and dealers in goods for ladies, gentlemen, and children. They carry a complete assortment of balbriggan hosiery, kid gloves, and beautiful neckwear. They also have a custom shirt department.


866 - L Oct. 23:8,4 - The firm of J. Mansfield and Company, which has acquired an enviable reputation for strictly honorable dealing, energy in business, and honest effort to encourage better materials at less profit and lower prices, is opening tonight at 52 and 54 Public Square, and 153 and 155 Champlain st. The feature that renders it valuable to the clothing business is the manner in which it is lighted. The stock is the most widely assorted of any clothing establishment in this city.


Abstracts 867 - 872


See also Fashions

COAL 867 · L Jan. 10; ed:4/4 · Six great coal corporations met for the purpose of effecting a combination by which the prices of coal throughout the United States can be controlled by the Reading railroad, the Delaware and Hudson railroad, the Lackawanna and Western railroad, the Wilkesbarre Coal and Iron co., the Penn Coal co., and the Lehigh Coal exchange. It would assure a standard price on which consumers and producers could confidently make their calculations for a year ahead. It would wield an influence against the sudden and disastrous strikes which so effect prices and would generally become a source of benefit to both producer and consumer.

"All of these promises are pretty to read about, but one cannot repress a certain amount of distrust as to their excellence in practice."


868 L July 27; adv: 3/6 · Anthracite Coal Yard. 137 River st. - east side.

C. H. Clark and Company.


Miners and Wholesale

869 - L July 27; adv: 3/6 - L. Crawford and Sons. dealers in coal. Office: Foot of West River.


870 - L July 27; adv: 3/6 - J. C. Batchelor and Company Anthracite coal yard. Grate, ton, $8.25, car loads $8.00; Egg, ton $8.25, car loads $8.00; stove, ton $8.75, car loads $8.50; Chestnut, ton $8.25, car loads $8.00. Discount of 25¢ per ton for cash.


See also Mining & Minerals - Coal

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 871 - L Jan. 3:8/1 - The Alpha Delta Phi members of this city had a very pleasant reunion and banquet at the Kennard House last evening.


872 - L Jan. 21:4/2,3 - The first people to attempt to profit by the provision of a new Pennsylvania constitution are the college presidents, who have held a conference to agree upon a memorandum to be sent to the legislature asking it not to tax their institutions. The colleges have received in trust $25,000,000 in income directly beneficial to the commonwealth, which is of great value in attracting the population to the local educational centers. The current expense of education is not less than $2,000,000, and all of this without any "private or corporate profit to the corporators."

This is a strong showing, which is of general interest from the view it gives of the pecuniary magnitude of the higher educational interests of even a single state and on account of the unexpected direction whence comes this earliest plea for special legislative favors.



JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1874

Abstracts 873 . 879

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (Cont'd) 873 - L Feb. 3; ed: 4/1 - The new Cincinnati university starts out with a sensible notion for which it should be commended. It proposes to pay its professors sufficient salaries to secure first class men. The university will begin with five professors and each will receive $3,500 per year. (2)

874 · L May 2; ed: 4/2 - "The prompt expulsion of the six students of Michigan University who persisted in renewing the custom of 'hazing' will meet with the approval of believers of decency and good order.


875 - L May 6; ed: 4/3,4 - The faculty of Michigan university passed a rule and sternly informed the students that hazing was no branch of the curriculum of that institution. A body of students demanded that the faculty reinstate their friends, which was refused.

"Hazing in the University must be abolished whether it shall cost the suspension or absolute expulsion of one hundred or of hundreds of those who have been admitted to its privileges."


L May 13; ed: 4/4,5 - See United States Navy

876 - L May 25; ed:4/4 - A paper was read by President White of Cornell university at the recent Social Science convention in New York on the neglected principle of concentrating efforts and endowments devoted to educational services.

To no part of the country is the logic of Professor White's address more applicable than to Ohio. Our 30 or 40 Ohio colleges should be boiled down into one university and two colleges. Had England scattered her endowments and learning all over her territory as Ohio, New York and Illinois have done, Oxford and Cambridge woud have been unheard of in America. Moreover a university is an affair of state, not a sect. (14)

878 - L June 20; ed: 4/2,3 - The Boston TRANSCRIPT repeats an assertion recently made by Mr. James T. Fields to the effect "that no prominent man has been graduated from any college since 1854." This is an error, few men have won prominence of overshadowing proportions, but hundreds have become prominent.

"The reward in the battle of life is more frequently to the courageous, the cunning and the persevering than to the classic mind. But a lack of prominence among collegiates does not necessarily imply an absence of ability....

"If they found their reward and enjoyment in the race and emerged from college to modestly assume the duties of citizens it is by no means an indication that the collegiate education is losing any of its worth."

(10) 879 - L June 20:7/1 - J. M. Hurlburt, Esq., of this city delivered the alumni address at Hiram college at the late commencement exercises. (1) CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1874

Abstracts 880 - 885

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (Cont'd) 680 - L July 2; ed: 4/6 - No institution in the country comes nearer to the true idea of a university than Yale college. Nine of the graduating class are from Ohio; a larger number than the graduates of some of her own colleges this year.


881 · L Sept. 5:6/1 - We suggest not attempting to build a university out of one of our little colleges. There are at least three colleges around Cleveland that ought to be drawn together there. Unless care is taken, the founders of a university might donate as much money as they pleased, they would only add another struggling college to the already long list.

(14) Baldwin


882 - L Dec. 17:4/4-6; 5/1-4 - Berea has recently been stirred by a matter which is of interest to every citizen in that village. The controversy is in regard to Baldwin university.

At present the university is burdened by financial stringency and to alleviate the condition, President W. D. Godman has advocated a consolidation with the Ohio Wesleyan university of Delaware. Acting on Dr. Godman's advice, a committee of three was appointed by the board of trustees. They decided that the present financial conditions were so serious that it would be impossible to continue much longer without contracting an enormous deht; that the only way to avert a suspension of operations would be to consolidate, for a time, with the Delaware institution. As this cannot be done without the consent of all interested parties, it has been decided to rely upon its friends until the next annual meeting in June.


883 - L Dec. 22:7/1 · In a letter to the editor, A. Schuyler, vice presi dent of Baldwin university says: "It is reported in the LEADER that the students of Baldwin university, were engaged in burning Dr. Godman in effigy. It is due both to Dr. Godman and the students to say that this report has no foundation."


Military Training

884 - 1 May 28; ed: 4/2 · The students of Bowdoin college, Maine, refuse to comply with the college requirements in respect to daily military drill, and 100 of them who signed an agreement to drill no more have been sent home.

"Of course the faculty cannot surrender in a dispute like this, and the rebellious students, like the hazers at Ann Arbor, will be defeated." (4)

Western Reserve

885 · L July 4; ed: 4/1 - Western Reserve college has made an important concession by admitting three young ladies to its freshman class. It is a new experience, but a step in the right direction, and Western Reserve college will never regret having taken it.


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