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L" ' THE WORfcl) : FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1887. I
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Kf FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 18.
Wi. svjtsanirxxoK to xnn jtrnsiJfa
i- EDITION (Including romtape),
MUWii rjm month. 30c i run year, $3.50.
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K THE OCTOBER RECORD.
K& Total number of " World "Tirtnted during
Bl tbo month of October, 188T,
m 8,479,330.
jf AVERAGE rER DAY .FOR THE ENTIRE
$ MONTH,
273,526 Copies.
PC , OcUtoer draCaUon auring tfte past tix ytars
HJS compared;
ST October, ;M ... 081,880 Coptf
&, October, 1883 1,308,000 Coplet
HElV Ottobnr, 188 3.SOe,aoi CopU
&U Ocfooer, ISSff 4,007,470 Coplei
gT ijctober, 1880 0,397,150 Coplei
r.f, October, 1887 8,470,330' Copitt
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P" ADVERTISING BATES.
HJV (Ait Measurement.)
HS, Ordinary. SO cent per line. No' atr, pries for c-
Hr evpUbl display. Barinem or Special '.Notices, opposite
H&, ' Editorial page, 00 oenU per line, iRcadlag Kotloet,
Hti1, jUrred or marked "Adrt.": First p, 81.00 per
HP, lino I Fourth p, SJ.fifl per llnei 'Inside pace, 81
fperbne.
T nlttforadfrltilmo In tSt Dally WOELn da ! or-
BfMu; yijy to aJTMnfiig Jtor Aa lA. ralio Mat !
K$ arpty I ' Horning Edition.
mm THE FIEST BEFOEM.
BK. Electoral roform must precodo oil other nt-
Hs?' "tempts to purify politics and to elevate tbo
Wfi .plane of government.
Hp' With corrnpt elections, registering tbo
Xff deoreo of a machine or scaling the bargain of
Hrof a boss, thero can bo no hope of oitbor honest
HjaSL politics or good government.
B The Tribune truly says of tho proposed
W$J measure to provido for tho printing
Kjiv and distribution of ballots by tho
H3l State, and for the limitation of the
HKfe use of monoy in eloctlons, that "it
,' will do more to purify campaign methods
EM' and provent bribery than any other agency
BWfi .existing or prospective"
Bp. Let patriotic men of all parties unlto in
HaL1 vecuring tho enactment of suoh a law.
B- THE BUBH.U8 MU8TQ0.
EfL Secretary Faibciiild, it is hardly necessary
H-'fe1 (o say, will give no heed to tbo cowardly
Hjfv' counsel of false advisers to moderate or
K$ abandon his earnest recommendation that the
KC' 'surplus be stopped by-o reduction of taxes.
Ktfe It is stated that tho Secretary will urge
EjK tupon Congress the nocessity of " immediato
KjL' notion " for tho relief of ithe Treasury and tho
Hjp people.
ft Bond purchases at a high premium woro
W justifiable only as a last oipediontto prevent
Bk' a financial panic. Tho only othoraltcrnative
k) is to spend tho surplus in reckless nppropria.
KM tionB'
ftft. In urging immediato tax reduction, Bocre
Hft i tary Faibohild will bo in harmony with tho
K& Democnttio platform in bis own State,
BJ and with tho sentiment of the people every-
KJk ' where.
W( BTANTOBD'B BBIEF E8BAT.
Bbjf.- Senator STAUronrt has been invited to con-
Blls tribute an artlole to tho " Books That Uavo
HC Helped Me" scries.
Bj' If the Senator is perfectly frank, .his essay,
B3k brief but comprehensive, will read, substan-
&$ tially as follows s
m&: " Ghcck-books."
mm. 'the fbehch kaleidoscope,
Hu! Tho resignation of President Onirrr as a
H,' result of tho 0 awabel-Wilson scandal seems
& to be a foregono conclusion, and Parisian
Hfjf politicians are busy speculating as to bis
Hr? probable successor.
H(S)' The Government of Franco changes liko a
Hk4 kaleidoscope. No one. and a Frenchman the
Hjpp least of all, can foretell the outcome of tho
K present crisis. Only the cloud of war that
t hovers over the Ilhine is likely to provent
mmtx partisan dissensions that might lead to tho
Hrl ' overthrow of tho Bepublio.
Bjyj: How grand in its adamantino foundations
J and its magnificent structural stability seems
HJj the American Bepublio in comparison,
Wft
W WHAT TBnBT8 ABE FOB.
J Judge Tulet, of Chicago, was greatly
M: .astonished to learn from evidence given bo.
MVS 'oro 'm that the Chicago Gas Trust under-
H3 'took to raise $10,000,000 from bonds upon a
HraN ' ( plant worth $7,000,000, and to divido the pro-
HP' ceeds among the stockholders.
Hpr , There is nothing strange about this. What
Hjjj& does Judge Ttjlet supposo Trusts aro for ?
HJpK v They double up the volume of tho stock of
HJr combining corporations, divido tbo inflated
HJH -securities among tbo members of the ring,
Hgij, ' i and then by arbitrarily fixing the prioo of the
HnS? article they control make the publio pay
Ux1 dividends on the fictitious total.
Hfit If the people do not throttle the Trusts
Hf tbey spay rely upon it that tho Trusts will
HF rob them.
Mm BHEBMAN'8 BHIBBOLETH.
HHft ' Frigid John's idea of the Bepublican battle-
IffjP ;ry for 1888 is: "War taxes and war mem.
BKl? sries forever!"
H He would hang on to a 17 per cent, tariff
Hk with one hand and flaunt the bloody shirt in
BfaKt1 the other.
W Well, the Ilepubllcans have been steadily
K whipped on these issues for the past six years.
Hop If they really honker after another and final
HSr trouncing on the some line the Democraoy
HJK will be only too happy to accommodate them.
H THE ABBE8T OF M08T,
BK3& Freedom of speech is one thing, and a
Wy, reckless and rabid incitement to murder and
BKtf. riot is quite another thing.
HuK The American people cherish the former
H4 as one of their most precious heritages and
Ba t lafeguards, but the fundamental law of self.
Hv . protection necessitates the power to suppress
p iLe Utter.
K,' That arrant little coward, Johakw Most,'
HB !.
HHHHHHHHHIiiMlilfibllK
has perslstonily crossed the line that sop
orates liberty from license, and be is to be
squelched very properly and under ntnplo
provision of tho law. That ho realizes that
ho has grossly abused tho right of free
spoech is shown by his attempt to deny the
roport of his murderous mouthings.
As Chicago has learned at terriblo cost,
the hissing brood of anarchical serpents is
best crushed when young.
A OALL FOB FAIB FLAT.
Tho Boyal Clyde Yacht Club very properly
allcgostbat the conditions of the roviscd
deed of gift for the America Cap aro " unjust
and unsportsmanlike."
The WonLS pointed out this fact when tho
now doed was adopted, and it expressed tho
almost unanimous sentiment of the sports
men of America. '
As victors wo con afford to bo generous.
Wo cannot afford to bo mean. Wo want no
hodgo of partiality about that cup.
Off with those" unjust and unsportsman
like " conditions. Tho speed of our sloops,
and not stringent " regulations," is tho best
defense of the trophy.
Burma the behate.
Tbo Republican monoy in this State largoly
went, undor the direction of Boss Flatt, to
tbo purchase of Bepublican Sonators in Dem
ocratic districts.
Throe districts that gavoa handsomo plu
rality for Cook, tbo Domocratlo candidate for
Secretory of State, elected tbo henchmen of
latt to tho Senate over unoxcoptionablo
JDomocratlo candidates.
Tho Bepublican State ticket was left to
,ta?o care of itself while Platt looked after
himself and his Quarantine ring by electing
Sonators who would koop hold-over officials
in place years after their terms have expirod.
No wondor a party that submits to such
leadership is moribund in this State.
07EB ONE HDNBBED MILLIOHB.
Tho roport of tho Troasurer of the United
States, just mode publio, shows that tho sur
plus rovonuo collected from tbo taxpayers for
the fiscal year ending Juno 80 was $103,171,097.
This extortion of unnecessary and unjust
taxes has now been going on for seven years.
" Tboreforo the Democraoy of New York
demand," said tho State platform, "that
Federal taxation bo Btraightway reduced by
a sum not less than $100,000000 yearly,"
BOOHESTEB'B TELEPHONE FIOHT.
The citizens of Bochestenhave set a good
oxample to the country in their pluoky and
persistent fight against the extortion of tho
Bell Telephone monopoly. For tho first
time that grasping corporation is likely to bo
forced to terms.
The telephono monopolists aro dospotio
beyond all procedent in a field to which
their exclusive title' is by no means clearly
demonstrated. The voluminous records of
the Patent Offloo contain fow patents as ex
traordinary in tbo breadth of application as
their own. Aside from the charges of fraud
in its procurement, it is undoubtedly trne
that only tho power of aggregated capital,
employing on army of tho most astute law
yers, bos served to maintain its claims.
Under tbeso circumstances it would be
como tbo Bell people to at least deal liberally
with tho public. Grcod is very apt to over,
reach itself.
Tho President prnises tho "rugged and
unyielding Integrity" of ox-Commissioner
Spaiiks, and promises that his polioy to
" savo and protoct tbo publio lands for set
tlers " will continuo to bo " steadfastly pur
sued." Tho name of Mr. SrAnKs'a suoovssor
will bo awaited with much interest.
Tho lecturing of John G. Oabxxsu and
Henbx Watterson as to what constitutes
men "true Democrats," by n weathercook
journal that never points in tbo same direc
tion for two months together, must bo classed
with tho humors of the day.
Tho Tribune moralizes upon " Prizo Fight
ing Among the Puritans." Tho Puritans
havo faults enough to answer for without
saddling upon them the fistio encounters of
Oaiinet, MoAuurn: and Sullivan.
It will occur to common people not accus
tomed to the rarefied etiquotto of tbo courts
that tho intrusion of tho Czar and bis retinue
on tbo Borrow-stricken Emperor at Berlin is
a piece of regaimpcrtinonoo.
During tbo intervals of his lurid ravings
Joiiank Most has an occasional glimmer of
common sense. He told Inspector Bxbneb
that " it looks at if tbo community wants to
get rid of me."
Senator Fbtz, with his eye at the Maine
koybolo, con see only one candidate for Mb
party in 1B88 : " Mr. Blaine." His horizon
is sure to be enlarged before the Convention
meets.
ANTnoNT Comstocx ought to take warning
from Judge Andbews's ruling that " reckless
blasting within the city limits " cannot be
indulged in with impunity.
What is this about " Blaine's chances in
New York V Blaine hasn't any chances
in New York. Tom Platt and the Democrats
have disposed of them.
Senator Sherman says " there is too muoh
timidity among the Now York Republicans."
Frigidity is what oils them since the cold day
on Nov. 8th.
All who hove heretofore regarded Tirroo
Tin as a model of probity will be painod to
learn that ho has " gone back on" Stanley.
The latest theatrical rumpus onds in " Cast
Adrift," not in " Ruddygore."
Is the ambulance train in readiness for to
morrow's game of football?
Aa there was no bed at hand, Moot sneaked
behind the door this time.
ALL WIDE OPEN ON SUNDAY.
EVEN PIIILADELniU LEADS NEW TOKK
IN LIDKIUIi THOUGHT.
Her Working People Have Frre Arret, to
the Armlrmr of Fine Arte, llir Prnnnyl
vnnla itlii.enm and the Pompellnn Vlen.
on Hunday Wlmt II. V. Whipple nnd
Dnllon Dorr Hay About Hundny Opening.
ti li:b "ff UNDAY would seem
csmaga bS utd 'tH most con
fl I "f?r 8 gonial homo in Pliila.
i&jfl jjUyJe dolphin. BnstlingNew
fCttuk 1 tffwhfjE Yorkers are apt to bo-
l MJfa r ) I l ' Pcnn Sunday is ob-TTT-jpl
J l A, served for seven days
ti Jl Sv V i ( T ! ,n tl10 wck H Jt waB
I V )i. fe "i surprising to seo Bos
I 1, gnrVi ' r I t ton opening her Mu
reEpfji L-LflJl seum of Art on Snndny
SluTlll' -- ' waJ' corta'n'y Btnrt
1 111 llilla tb rrt W "nK to 'cnrn nrlt P'1"-
fyiKP S' n dolPun (lltl t,i Ban,0
JSygr- y VH To seo if rumor were
SESraijTOcJvr; C correct obout tho point
-lSV'c7tI n VonLD reporter ran
over thoro to find out bow they managed
things. It iR true. Puritan Boston, chilled by
the east winds whloh blew tlw Mayflower to
Massachusetts Boy, and Quaker Philadelphia,
steeped in tho sedate calm which William
Ponn has loft tohiB progony, open their Mu
soums of Art on Sunday, and Now York, tbu
cosmopolitan, doos not t
The WonLD has shown how the Sunday
opening works in Boston. Tho samo sue
cess accompanies it in Philadelphia.
Thcro aro thrco art Institutions in Phila
delphia, tbo Pennsylvania Academy of tbo
Fine Arts, tho Pensylvanlo Musenm and
School of Industrial Art and the Pompelian
Viows. They all open on Sunday.
Tho Academy of tho Fino Arts on Chorry and
Broad streets, in tho shallow of the imposing
pile of the publio buildings, was built in tho
Centennial yoar. Architecturally it has
shared tho fate of somo others of tho edifices
which havo boon dedicated to art in America
and is somewhat snggostivo of a too ornate
freight station. But sinco this present build
ing was erocted it has boen open to the public
on Sundays. An admission fee was charged,
howoter. From April 11, 1880, it has been
froo.
There was no opposition to tho Sunday
oponing. The Acodomy is a corporation and
the Board of Directors are gentlemen of
means wno nro uoruiuu iuuw jumn.uu ui
art.
That the Sunday oponing has not had any
detrimental effect ou donations to tho
Academy is woll shown by the genorous gifts
which ft has received sinoo it opened on
Sundays. Tho most important of these is that
of Mr. Josoph E. Temple, a wealthy Phila
delphiau and ono of the Board of Diroctors.
Mr. Temple gave $51,000, with provisions
for its increase in threo years to a fund of
$60,000. Half of the interest on this sum
was given unconditionally for the purchase
of works ot American art for tbo museum.
Tbo interest on the other half was condi
tional on tho museum opening two days fruo,
one of which freo days should be Sunday.
Last year efforts were made to secure an
endowment fund for the Academy. The re
sult was a subscription of $112,000, obtained
between Fob. 8, 1880, and Jon. 10, 1887. Mr.
Tiunnln ulno contributed $30,000 to this fund.
The city gives nothing to tho Academy oxcopt
exemption from taxation.
Evidently Philadelphia is not opposod to
lotting ber citizens enjoy art on Sunday.
Tho Sunday attendance avexages from
twol vo hundred to fifteen hundred. On special
occasions, suoh as loan exhibitions, it runs up
to turbo or four thousand. On Monday, tbo
ono other froe day, the attendance does nut
average 100.
Mr. H. 0. Whipple, Curator of tho schools
connected with tbo Academy and tho Li
brarian.looks after the Sunday opening. " In
tbo beginning," that gentlonian said to The
World roportor, "a foroo of twelvo police
men was detailed for the building on Sun
days. They wero found so unnecessary that
now thoro is not ono. There is a call near at
hand which would Bummon ono it occasion
required. But during my term of ofilco, for
tbo whole timo of tho free Sunday oponing,
I have had to call in a policeman only unco.
" The pooplo uro of the poorer classes on
that day. Not many ' carriage-folk ' como
on Sundays. No harm hus been dono to any
thing, and tbo visitors show an intelligent
interest and enjoyment of tho works in tho
Academy,
" Tho cxpenso of opening tho Museum on
Sundays is about $7. Something is obtained
from tho Bale of catalogues, which are 10
cents apieco.
" Tbo work ongages four attendants, ono to
check the canes and umbrellas, which peoplo
are not allowed to toko into tho gallery ; ono
to stay in the gallery to koen order, ono to
sell catalogues, aud finally myself, seo
that no impropor porson outers. Children
undor fifteen years of ago aro not admitted."
Sinco tho Sunday oponing tho Neill bo
quest of $10,000 has also been loft to tho
Academy.
Tho ono dissenting vote from tho general
harmonious acquiescence of tho publio in
tho propriety and benefit of the Sunday
opening camo from Mr. George Whitney,
wuo docllnod to contribute any of bis pic
tures to n loan collection because of the Sun
day oponing.
Thero is no stronger argument than a fact.
When tho old philosopher wished to provo
that motion was possible bo got up and
walked. Philadelphia aud Boston have
shown that tho Sunday opening of the Mu
seum is a benoflt which roaches a class of the
community whoso pleasures uro few and
whoso refining influences are not great, and
it has also shown that this class not only
avails itself of the privilege, but that no
barm or disorder has followed from it Nor
lias this proceeding been detrimental to the
interests of ithe institution. This has been
dono by an Academy of Art which was en
tirely dependent en private resources for its
support, not being subsidized at all by State
or city.
Tho same desirable results have followod
from the opening of Memorial Hall in Fair
mount Park on Sundays. This institution is
very analogous to the New York Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Tho Pennsylvania Museum
and School of Industrial Art is a tenant of
Memorial Hall. The Park Commission can
displace it at a year's notice, and the Museum
corporation can retiro at a notice of tho same
length.
Tiie Museum lias occupied ine ouunmg
frqm six months after tho Centennial to tho
Iiresont time. It has boon open on Suudays,
nt sinco 1880 tho Sunday opening has been
free.
Philadelphia expends $350,000 on Fair
mount Park annually. Ten thousand dollars
are appropriated to the maintenance and re
pairs nf Moniorial Hall. Out of this appro
priation tho salaries of the assistants are pa(d
in great part.
Tho forco employed consists of sixteen
men a custodian, an assistant custodian, a
foreman, on engineer, two night watchmen,
two closet keepers aud oue carpenter, and tho
rest aro assistants, who clean the building
daily from 7.30 to 0.30 a. m., the hour of
opening, and on Mondays until noon. They
are also on duty when the place is open.
Tho Board of Trustees consisted of thirty
two, and two or tbree of them resigned when
the Sunday opening was declared. One of
these resigning trustees was in favor of clos
ing the Park itself on Sunday. Whether be
wanted vogetation to Halt on mat day or not
is not known.
The only expenses Involved ore the assist
ants' wages and the coal consumed. These
are in great part defrayed from the appropri
ation tor the Memorial Hall. The expense of
exhibitions, of getting and returning the
Uf J I) MM.
objects contributed, tho printing of cata
logues and tho current expenses outsldo of
assistants' wages and coal aro mot by tho
Pennsylvania Museum,
Mr. Dalton Dorr, tho Socrctary and Curator
of tbo institution, said with regard to tho
Sunday attendance:
"Tho Sunday visitors nro CO per cent,
of tho whole attendance. This yenx
up to tho first of this month of November,
there havo been 252.57 visitors, and 140,813
camo on Sunday. It is a joy to mo, aud
must bo to any ono who takes on interest
In art, to seo tbo peoplo who como hero on
Sundays. Tbey aro well behaved, thoughtful,
interested. You will see fathers bringing
their children by tho hand nnd explaining
things to them We havo no trouble at all
with the Sunday crowds and no injury has
bcon dono to tho building or tho objects of
art. I havo never bad to eject anybody on
Sunday.
" On tho Sunday during tho loto celebration,
between tbo hourB of 1 and 4 o'clock in tho
afternoon. 11,000 peoplo visited tho place.
That wni the highest numbor on any Sunday.
" October aild November aro tho months
whicb show the largest number of visitors.
During tho winter this part of tho pork be
ing so flat and open is pretty bleak, and not
many caro to strugglo out through tho snow
aud wind.
" Tbo year following tbo Centennial Ex
position was the greatest visitin" year until
1881, whon tho freo Sunday opening was in
auguratcd. The number of visitors increases
every year, and ns I said, 60 per cent, como
cm Sunday."
, This is tbo nttondnuco for tho past decode :
J'.ar. Alttndnne. I I'.nr. AlUnttnntt,
1HTT H7,113 18J 159,283
1878 in,T88 18S8 1M.D31
1HT0 10,760 1S84 1B3.1C0
1SS0 H.810 1NH 182,824
1681 135,680 IBSrt 220, HW
" This yoar, as I think I told ydn," con
tinued Mr. Dorr, "up-to the first of this
mouth shows 252,057, whicb is 25,000 moro
than any year so far. The Sunday opening
has been an unqualified succors. "
Looking at Memorial Hall, with its noblo
proportions and beautiful arcados and
pavilions, tho two massivo bronze groups in
front, and tho fountain erocted as a testimo
nial to John Welch, whose generous in
terest in art the city can never forget, send
ing its crystal shower into tbo air, the Phila
dolphian may congratulate himself that no
narrowness has shut off this wholesome
beauty from the citizen on tho day of rest.
Tho Pompelian Viows aro in a building at
tho Green street entrance to tho Park. This
exhibit was presented by Mr. Welch. It is
also tbrown open to the publio on Sunday.
Indepondenco Hall is not opened on Sun
day. Experionco has shown on legal holidays
that a rougher elemont is attracted to this
building than that which is drawn to tho Art
Musoums.
The Woblb roportor returned to New York
witb a more oxaltod idoa of Philadelphia
than bo had befnro entertained. When will
Now York no longer merit the pitying smilo
with which her two neighboring cities look
at tbo closed doors of tho Metropolitan Mu
seum on Sundays ?
WORLDLINGS.
Or. Kent, the Btate Geologist of Florida, lias
found the remilni nf a number of mastodons and
of an extinct speclci of hyena near Cojtoa l'lant.
Vis.
An oil well, which at times spouts forth refined
as well a crude oil, Is astonishing the people of
Bomenct, Fa. Some ot the sceptics think that It
has been " sailed."
The family of John K. Scott, of Roaring Creak,
W. Vs., consisting of himself, his wife and eight
sons, weigh collectively 2,433 pounds, an averago
of nearly 244 pounds each.
Judge woopward.of wilkobtrre, Fa., has made
Mrs. C'arolUBt.Baiifich a citizen ot the United
States. Bhe'Sis tho llrst woman In the county to
apply for nstarallzutlon papers.
Nearly all the cedar wood nsed In making lead
pencils In this country and abroad comes from
Cedar Keys, Fla., where tho mills give employ
ment to bundrcdn of operatives.
A resident of Plymouth, HI. , has protected his
grapevines from thieves by running wires through
the arbors and connecting them with several pow
erful elcctrlo batteries stored In bis woodshed.
A well has been discovered lu Mobile, Ala. ,
which spouts forth sparkling water heavily charged
with carbonlo acid gas. When the water Is sweet
ened with syrup It Is said to make a delectable bov
crage not unlike soda water.
Whllohcr husband was ont hunting the other
day MrB. Bumptcr, who lives near Harney, Ore.,
saw a fine antelope near the house. Picking up a
line she killed the animal In its tracks and soon
had it dressed and In the lardor.
Frank lllcki, a negro living near McKlnney,
Tex., is 117 years old, and his descendants, ot
whom there are six generations, number nearly
1,000. Proof of bli great ago Is shown by a bill ot
sale dating back to the early slave days,
Capt. V. 1). Fitch, of Williamsburg, B. C, hs
a pocket-knife whloh was found In tbo gizzard of a
turkey that was killed on his farm. The knife has
a handle of horn whloh has been softened almost
Into pulp by the action of the fowl's gastrlo
juice.
Tbo remains of John Oakly were disinterred and
rebnrled near Albuqneque, N. M., reocntly, and it
was discovered that his face and head were cov
ered with a thick growth of hair, although when
he was buried ten years ago be was both bald and
beardless.
Fewer than 4,000 stars are vlatblo to the naked
eye, but when the heavens are viewed througn a
telescope the number Beon becomes countless.
Herschel estimated when he surveyed the Milky
Way that fully 233,000 stars appeared before htm In
less than one hour.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ilendrlckaon, of Marlon, 111.,
was one hundred and one years old last week. A
year ago Bho celebrated her centonnlal, and her
descendants came lu crowds to honor her. Shu 1
au Inveterate smoker, having uaed the weed since
she was twenty years ot age.
Thero la considerable gossip In Rochester, Pa. ,
over the fact that Gilbert and Freeman Lloyd and
their wives have become converts to the Mormon
faith. They are prominent members ot the Baptist
Church, aro well liked In society and the ladles
are said to bo very pretty and accomplished.
The number of colored Boldlers in the war of the
rebellion was far greater than Is generally sup
posed. According to Col. George W. Williams,
whose " History of the Negro Troops In the War of
the Rebellion " has just been published, the num
ber of negro enlistments In the army of the Union
was 178,000.
A New Orleans man has reached the conclusion
that the fabled 1 Dorado of the early explorers of
America Is a lake which occupies the extinct crater
of a volcano nuar Bogota, In the United States of
Colombia. He proposes to raise a company to
drain the lake and recover the Immense mass of
gold and gems lying at its bottom.
A G. A. R. man says that In war tunes, when the
usual remedies for chills and fever were lacking, it
was a common praotlce to give the patient a pill
made of tho web ot the black spider, or occasion
ally a live spider even, the dose being worked
down with a draught of whiskey. The remody Is
said to have always been efficacious.
The tea serpent has appcarea again, this time
In Lake Koahkonong, Michigan, where A. L Sher
man, of Fort Atkinson, saw It It appeared to
him to be nearly forty feet long and swam with Its
head raised two feet above the aurtace of the lake.
With its tall it lashed the water Into foam and
frightened Mr. Sherman exceedingly.
The Latest Notion,
IVvm !.!
Visitor Your new boose is very pretty t but yon
will have trouble to do anything with the garden,
It's so small,
country Host Yes, It U small; but, then, I
shall put In folding-beds.
'Al . A, Mfj
TOLD AT FIVE O'CLOCK TEA.
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MB. HEADDEN AND MIB8 POST MARRIED
AFTER A MONTH'S DELAY.
A Fair to lie Held ml Ornntie on Dee. 3.
The Lndlrs of the Diet Kitchen to Ilnve
Thrlr Annunl Fair Next Monday nnd
Turadny nt 300 Fifth Avennn Move
ment of Well. Known Hoclety People.
SHE pleasant est social
event of yesterday was
tbo marriago of Mr.
Alfred L. Heodden
aud Miss Gonoviovo O.
Post, which took place
at the country Beat of
tho bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry
O. Post. Tho cords
wero sent ont and
a large number of
friends invited to at
tend the wedding fes
tivities on tho ovening
of Oct. 19, but on tho
vory day set for tho
" wedding the brido was
taken seriously ill. So all felt yesterday at
tho wedding that thoro was moro than tho
usual occasion for rejoicing.
A fair which promises to bo a great suc
cess will bo held by the ladies of Orango, at
the Brick Church, on the afternoon and
ovening of Doc. 3. Lander'B Band will play.
Mrs. William DeF. Manico. of 4 West
Fortieth street, will give a reception from 4
until 7 o'clock on tbo afternoon of Doo. 8.
Mrs. Courtlandt D. Moss, of 124 East
Tbirty-nlnth street, will givo a reception on
the afternoon of Deo. 8.
Mrs. Edward Mitchell, of 45 West Fifty
fifth street, will give a reception on Dec. 5,
from i until 7 o'clock.
The D. K. E. Club will hold a reception at
tho Metropolitan Gpera-House during tho
first week in December.
Mrs. Does, of 10 East Forty-sixth street,
will give a largo wodding reception next
Wednesday.
Mrs. Henry Villard, Mrs. Bussell 8ago,
Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany, Mrs. W. H, Wick
ham. Mrs. A. H. Gibbons and Mrs. Bobert.
Hoc are tbo managers of the Now York Diet
Kitchen, whicb will hold its annual fair next
Monday and Tuesday at the Fifth Avenue
Art Galleries, SCO and 808 Fifth avonuo.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Elliott, nee Ftnok, on
their return from thpir wedding journey
after Jan. 11, will receive their friends on
Wednesdays at their now home in Fourteenth
street.
A mosquerado boll will be given on Wednes
day evening, Deo. 14. at Adelphl Hall, Fifty
seventh street, near Broadway, by tbo Gal
laudet Club in aid of the Gollaudot Memorial
Fund.
Messrs. Amory Carhart, J. Hooker Ham
ersloy and Mr. Banyor Olarkson are the lead
ing men in tho management of the Knicker
bocker Bowling Club, which will soon re
sume its meetings.
The Ilev. and Sirs. 8. Halstead Watkins, ne'e
Smltb, will receive their friends on their re
turn from tbeir wedding journey on Deo. 11,
at 31 West Thirty-third stroet.
The engagement is announced of Mr. L. G.
Timpson, of this city, and Miss May Waring,
of Plainfield, N. J.
An entertainment will be given this after
noon at 3 o'clock under the auspices of the
Church of the Redeemer, in aid of the Fresh
Air Fund, at the Xyceum Tncatro. Juve
nile amateurs will perform " Dorothy's
Dreamland."
Mr. William F. Falkenberghas loft tho city
for a year's stay in San Diego, Col.
Mr. Kitz will leave on Saturday for Europe.
Tbo marriago of Mr. H. Martin, of Stoten
Island, and Miss Elizabeth Williams will
take place In Deoember.
Peoplo who own antique pottery aro look
ing over their stock sinoo Mr. William T.
Walters, of Baltimore arrived in tbo city to
see if they are able to furnish him with an
othor peaoh-blow vase.
Mrs. John N. Outwater, mother of John N.
Outwater.last evoning celebrated the seventy,
fifth anniversary of her birth by a dinner at
her home, 318 West Fourteenth street, at
which her sons and daughters wore present.
A reception followed and many of Mrs. Out
water's friends assembled to offer her con
gratulations on the health and good spirits
witb which Bho enters upon the fourth quarter
of acontury.
PAULINE IIALL'S DIVORCE SUIT.
She Has Begun One and Iter Husband Is
I.IUelj to Follow Her Example.
Miss Pauline Hall, tho successful comic
opera singer, has poured a tale of marital dif
ficulties into tho sympathetic oars of lawyers
Howe and Hummel. She has begun an no
tion for separation against her husband,
Edmund B. White.
Miss Hall wants to bo separated from her
liege lord on the ground that ho has aban
doned her and contributes nothing to her
support. The lady, whoso maiden name was
Scbmidgall, first met Mr. White, in 1878, in
San Francisco. Tbey became very friendly,
and three years later were married in St.
Louis.
Mr. White was in England at the time the
separation proceedings wero ripening. He
at once returned to America and has been
living at tho Brunswick for the last fortnight.
He has intrusted his case to Lawyer Wilmoro
Anway.
From Mr. Anway it was learned that he had
filed a notice of appearanco, but that no com.
plaint had yet been served on him. Until
sucb a writ is served Mr. Anway does not
care to state in what way he will meet it, but
there is little doubt that a counter suit will
bo broucht.
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Rome Guest nt the notels. t
Ex-Assemblyman Oen. George II. Bharpe, of
Kingston, la a Qilaey gneaU
With other State legislators at the Morton House
Is Senator Coggeshall, of Utlca.
Wardeu Charles F. Damon, of Auburn Prison,
is a guest at the Murray Hill Hotel.
United States Senator Paddcck, of Nebraska,
registered at the Buckingham last evening.
Mme. Etelka Gerster has changed her place of
residence from the Buckingham to the Victoria
Hotel.
n. C. Wicker, General Trafflo Manager of the
Chicago A Northwestern Railroad, is at the Bar
tholdL At the Windsor are ex-State Senator T. M.
Fomcroy.of Auburn, N.Y., and Conaul-Gtneral L.
G. DIJea, of Bremen, Germany.
Baron and Baroness Roden are at the Clarendon.
The Baron is the Ruaalan Cousul-Oeneral and now
Acting Ru.slan Minister at Washington.
State Superintendent ot Publio Works James
Shanahan and State Engineer Binatban Bweet reg
istered at the New York Hotel last evening.
W. F. White, General Trafflo Manager, and
Joseph Leeds,General Freight Agent, of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Same re Railroad, are at the
Grand Hotel.
Fred Dunlap, of the Detroit Baseball Club and
the king of tne aeoond base, is registered at the
Grand Central Hotel, with P. J. Conway, the
pitcher, and Gd Ilanloa, the third baseman.
Baron von Zedtwltz. Charge d'Affalres of the
German legation at Washington, Is at the Albe
marle., At the same hotel arelrvlngA. ("Nervy")
Evaua, the Boaton plunger, and his partner, C. F.
Jenltt.
Leon van loo, wno is in new iora to secure
palntnga for the Cincinnati centennial exhibition,
U ataylng at the Albemarle, as are also Oliver W.
Mink, of Boston, Comptroller of the Union Pa
ctdo Railroad, and J. D. Peet, a New Orleans
banker.
At the Fifth Avenue are Hugh Grahatne, editor
and proprietor of the Montreal Star; Judge Will
iam M. Ramsey, of Cincinnati: Judge William T.
Morris, ot Penn Ysn: United States Labor Com
missioner Carroll D. Wright, of Washington, and
Sir George M. Pullman, ot Chicago.
Inspection of tbo Seventh.
The Seventh Regiment will parade for the annual
Inspection and master at Its armory on Tuesday
evening next in fatigue uniform.
TTitfhi 'liitrisTi" i i'ifiMnjr j.yjMmiMmBS' TX. f AMasaMaslnTl
DR. BERR'S 6TRANGE CONDUCT.
Ho Itefnsca Medical AnUtnnco iO a Mnn
Djlnti In Great Aaony.
Vos. Gorlno, twenty-one years old, took n
doso of poison early this morning, and died
after an hour of intense agony. During
his dying moments ho struggled alone,
and in his sufferings ho toro his bedclothes
and shirt into fragments. Ho was an inmato
of Mrs. Gutbrio's largo boarding-houso, 14
First avenuo, and had roomed with August
Ochsner for ten days, the timo of his tenancy
of the apartment.
Last night Ochsner went to a singing so
ciety rehearsal in Schultz's saloon, in First
streot, near Second avenue. Ho returned
home at 3 a. m. Ho discovered Gerino lying
crosswise on tho bed and in great agony.
"Send for a doctor at onco; thcro is no
timo to be lost," Bald Gerino.
Ochsner returned to Schultz's saloon and
on his recommendation Dr. Perr, of 42 Sec
ond avenuo, was summoned. Whon Dr. Serr
reached tho room of tho dying man he looked
at him and then coolly and rather indiffer
ently aBkcd: "What about my pay? Who
is to settle with mo ?"
As neither of the men had any monoy Dr.
Serr left tho place, leaving Gdrfno to uio in
untold agony without administering to his
relief. Mrs. Guthrie then hastened to tho
Fifth street police station, from whicb an
ambulanco call was sounded. Before tho
ambulance arrived at tho houso death, moro
merciful than Dr. Serr, bad ended Gcrino's
Bufferings.
Dr. Serr was seen this morning by a Would
reporter. He was asked if ho knew that tho
man was dying when ho called at tho houso.
" Certainly I did," was tho cool rosponso,
" but why should I take tho responsibility
of such n caso ? If tho name of a friend had
not beon used I would not havo mndo tho
call."
" Do you think it is tho province of a moroi
ful doctor to refuse modical attendanoo to a
dying man ?" was asked.
" Why should I lnterforo ?" was tho totally
indifferent response. "If a man wants to
kill himself what can I do about it? lam
suro I don't care. "
The Guthrie boarding-houso is an immenso
affair, and between one hundred and fifty and
two hundred people lodge and eat thero.
Thero havo boen several suicides within its
walls. Gerino was a stranger, was unem
ployed and bad been a recipient of charity
'from tho Pitts Street BomanCatholio Church
members. His antecedents aro not known
to his landlady or his follow boarders, all of
whom expressed regret that so young and in
telligent a man should die from poison and
be cruelly refused aid from a doctor who had
been called.
IRVING HALL IN A BAD WAT.
Ijeadero Soon to Decide Whether to Continue
the Party's Existence.
It is Bald that tho days of Irving Hall as
a political organization ore numbered. Irving
Hall has suffered two successive defeats, its
delegates havo been refused admission to tho
Democratic State Convention and tho leaders
havo no patronage and no prospect of getting
any. The annual rent of Irving Hall is
$1,800 and tho leaso sayB that the organiza
tion is entitled to meet there onco a month
in General Committee, and twice a month
for six months in the year in Executive Com
mittee and to the privilege of holding a moss
meeting a week previous to an election.
There are no funds in the treasury and only
a few of tho members have good bank
accounts.
If tbo Irving linll organization snould dlo
a natural death tho Seymour Club, its social
organization, will keep up an existence at
the corner of Fourteenth stroet and Union
Square. Still, there are members of Irving
Hall wbo aro not discouraged and who wish
to continuo their Democracy under their old
banner.
A meeting of tho leaders will soon be hold,
to decide whether Irving Hall is to bo repre
sented in tho great battle of 1888. Aqueduot
Commissioner Edward L. Bidgway, City
Court Judge Ebrlloh, ex-Sonator Charles G.
Cornell, ox .Assemblyman Peter F. Murray
and Henry Stolnert. who bolted from Irving
Hall lust before the recent election, will
probably join Tammany Hall.
LEAPED TO HIS DEATH.
Thoma Sheridan Ends Ills Life While In the
Ilavlnsni of Delirium.
Thomas Sheridan, a laborer, twenty-seven
years of age, made a crazy loop to death at 8
o'clock this morning, whilo suffering from
delirium tremens. He had been drinking
heavily of Into, and all of yesterday he suf
fered from an attack of the horrors. He saw
snakos and bluo dovils, and imagined that he
was being pursued by these venomous crea
tures. He was put to bed nt night, when ho
fell off into a stupor produced by anodynes.
At 8 o'clock tho anicsthctics ceased their
soothing quality and Sheridan tossed rest
lessly on his bod and in a fit of paroxysm
jumped to the floor of his house, 787 East
Eleventh street, gazed wildly at tho jeering
objects that bis disorderod brain conjured,
and rushed to the window. He tore up tho
sash and before assistance could reach him,
he sprang from the fourth-story window and
went flying bead first through the air. In a
few seconds ho struck tho pavement with a
dull sound, quivored in every muscle of his
body and then lay quiet. A hospital alarm
was souudod, but when the ambulanoe ar
rived, tbo surgeon pronounood the man to
be dead. His skull was crushed in, the
bones of his body were broken nnd shattered
and he bad internal injuries any one of which
was mortal.
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Club Candidate Not Assessable.
A great deal of talk has been caused by the fact
that the S0Q candidates for admission to the Union
League Club were asked to subscribe to the cam
paign fund of the club. This was the first time
nch a thing was ever done. Tho circular asking
fOT contributions waa Istned by Alfred R. Whitney,
Chairman of the Committee ot Fifty, on his own
responsibility, and when the Executive Committee
heard of It they made him send the money back.
About fifteen of the candidates sent a total of H00.
Adventure of a Durslar.
William Smith, colored, entered Jeremiah a
Thompson's house, at 15 Bank street, last evening,
Intending to fill a big Conr-bag with Mr. Thomp
son's property, bat, meeting that gentleman, con
cluded to steal his gold watch Instead. Having
done so, he drew a penknife and said: "You
make a noise and 111 cut job." Mr. Thompson
made a noise, Mr. Smith did not out him, a police
man arrived and the colored bnrglarwas held for
trial at the Jefferaon Market Court this morning.
Perilous to Aaaautt a Policeman.
Jeremiah Morlarty, of 83 Baxter street and John
Klernan, of its Leonard street, were charged at
Essex Market Court to-day with having last
evening sneaked up behind Policeman Salm, of
the Elizabeth street squad, throwfj him down and
beaten him. Both were seemingly much the worse
for assaulting the policeman. Morlarty 'a head
was all bandaged up, and his clothes bloody. The
policeman did not snow any signs of having met
with rough treatment. Both were held for trial.
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Fled Arrest to Meet Death.
It'has been learned that Jacob Wagner, who waa
fatally injured on the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad a few days ago, la the man wbo
fled from Jersey City to evade arrest for an attempt
to assanlt a young German girl named Elizabeth
Greta at Marlon. The warrant for hit arrest will
never be served,- as the loss of both legs under the
train will result in death.
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Nice Point of Excise Law.
Alexander Ludwlg, the bartender at the ' Sliver
Qrul " in Sixth avenue, wbo was arretted last
evening, "as dlsobarged la the Jeffcrtpn Market
Court this morning on the ground that the Uoente
did not expire before midnight, A waiter at Tom
Gould's old place In Thirty-first street, charged
with sailing beer and whiskey to Policeman Lake,
said that the stuff was only wehts beer and elder.
He was held. j
MUCHWORSETHANREDTAPE. I
LOSS AND INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BT A 1
RECENT POST-OFFICE ORDER. 4
A Circular Which I Declared toMokeTUcn.
lallon Never Intended by Conare-.
Publisher and merchant Deeply Inirr
rated Absnrdltle of tho Official Con.
trnctlon of the Lair.
Thcro havo been plenty of absurd orders
issued by tho Post Ofilco Department sinco
its establishment, but for quintessence of
asslnlnity, tbo roadcrs of The World are
confidently reforrod to 'ono which recently
emanated from that source.
Congress is constantly tinkering with the
postal laws, but sometimes gentlemen who
havo to do with tho management of the do.
partment set themselves up to declare what
Congress meant when it said bo and so in
what appeared to be so many plain words,
and sometimos thoy moko a mess of it.
Tho laws themselves may bo simple and
plain enough, but tho construction placed
upon them by tho officials is sometimes most
wondorful and wholly unwarranted by the
text, ond ovon impossiblo to bo read between
tbo lines.
Tho circular reforrod to is a good oxample
of tinworrontablo definition of the statute
low.
Though tho low soys nothing to this effect,
tho wlso men who composed this circular
say that no newspaper" or other" peri
odical will bo carriod through tho
mails as socond-class matter if it shall
contain tho address of the addressee
and tho timo when his subscription expires.
Should a person subscribe for botb a Sunday
and a weekly edition of tho same periodical,
or a wookly and semi-weekly edition, it would
not bo permissible, to -have tho. words
"Sunday," "Weekly" or "Semi" printed
with tho address, olso tho subscriber would
bo roquired to pay letter poBtage. -
This order appears to affect moro particu
larly the newspapers, though its evil effect
has been felt by other publishers and many
merchants.
It is a bard blow to newspaper publishers,
particularly by reason of tho fact that scarcely
any of tho larger newspapers keep subscrip
tion books, the only record of subsoripUona
being tho inscription loft by tho
"Dick" mailers on tho copies of
tho papors sent to subscribers. This irrven
tlon has done much to lessen the cost of pub.
lishing papers by tho saving made In the,
large forco necessary to keep subscription
books. Now the offect of tho circulars of
tbo Post-Offloo Department ' nullify the gain
and require a return to clumsier methods and
higher prices.
Absurd and irrational as this construction
of tbo statuto 1b regarded, oven more so seems
that which is applied to third class matter,
and it appears to bo of as little benefit to tbo
Genoral Govornment, though equally detri
mental to tho interests of those who have to
depend upon tho mails.
In this class of mail matter are embraced
books and circulars, among other enumer
ated articles. Tho new order denies to the
person sending third-class matter tbo
right to write or print upon it any
thing except his name or address, a re
turn rcquost and tho name and address
of tbo person for whom tho article or pack,
ago is intended. Should tho sender unfor
tunately request a return to " Bov. John
Jones." letter postago would be charged bo-
causo he had transgressed the spirit of.the
law in mentioning his occupation in the title
" Bov."
Hundreds of tons of labels, circulars and
envelopes havo been rendered useless, and
thousands of dollars wasted because of their
thoughtless or too thoughtful circular.
Ono large wholesale grocery firm
alone sent 70,000 circulars inclosed
in Govommont-stamped envelopes to the
Post-Ofllco tbo othor day and was informed
that letter postago would havo to be paid be.
fore they could bo forwarded, because of tho
request on tho envelopes that in case they
wero not called for they bo returned
to "So and So, , grocers." This is
but one caso of hundreds where tbo order
has worked groat damage
So oxplioit is the order that if a circular
envelopo has printed upon it any picture or
design, letter postago is demanded, The
utter folly of tho whole order is shown
by tho fact that It allows tho circular to bo
taken from tho obnoxious addressed envel
ope and made a paokago of circulars by the
slipping of a rubber band over botb circular
and envelope, when both may go through tho
mails as third-class matter.
They of tho Fost-Offlco who have to handle
the moil are as much disgusted with the order
as tbo patrons of tho mail. Nearly every
publishor sends matter undor all the classifi
cations and has different circulars for oach ,
on whicb is printed a designation of tbo
class of mail matter to whloh tbo
package belongs. This has sorved
to inform not only the sender but the Post.
Office employees, who knew immediately,
from tbe label, to whioh class the matter
belonged and whotber it was to bo weighed
in bulk or separately. Such inscriptions ana
directions are tabooed by the order and tho
work of tho employeo increased, hardly tobia
delight, , ,
If tho Post-Offlce Department hod deslrea
to raise hob witb publishers and cause any
amount of unnecessary trouble without a
consequent benefit to tho Government, poo.
pie say it could not havo succeeded more
effectually than it did in the promulgation ot
this circular.,
Those Vacant Lot.
To tht Kiltm )f T WorM:
The expense of holding vacant lots, asBetforJU
In The World this morning, shows that under too
present system of taxation It takes a rich man to
hold them. Under Mr. George's system It would
be harder to hold property unimproved than. prop,
erty Improved. Now, In what way does the hold
ing of vacant lots on land In general benefit the
poor or working classT I should very much like tot
see that explained.
Under the heading of ' Worldlnga "we see thai
a certain John U. Levy, of Omaha, who neither
Improves nor sells his real estate, has managed to
accumulate a million, due entirely to the "un
earned increment." It seemi that those person
holdtngtbe vacant lota spoken of are waiting tor
th same thing that brought such good results to
John U. Levy. It appears to me as though Mr.
George's idea of the single tax has not been ex
plained away as yet. Yonrs respeotfally, ,
JUM LOOXWOOD, V
Nov. 18, 166T. 19 Columbia street, Brooklyn.) '
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One of Dr. McGlynn' Friend Domeleu.
The Cathollo IleraHX which earned for Itself tbe
displeasure of Archbishop Corrlganby lu advocacy
of tho cans of Dr. McGlynn la now ont in the cold.
Firat came the threat of excommunication, then
lu suspension, and yesterday lta eviction from the
office at 73 Park Row. Not one of tho antt-pover-tyttes
was around to offer condolences and the i last
straw on Its burden of trouble pressed the Cu"1?!?
UrraUt forever to the ground. The CatJuAto
aminer, ot Brooklyn, which waa the only other
Cathollo paper to support Dr. MoGlynn, has also
given up the ghost.
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Athletic Interest at Yale.
The meeting of the Yale Alumni Association at
Delmonlco's this evening promises to bo of more
than ordinary interest to the members, as the rep
resentatives of the various athletlo departments of
the nnlverilty will be present, including John
Hogera, Jr., 'Sit A. A. SUgg '88; J. C. paun. '88,
and Harry Ileecner, '88, to tell the Alnmni what the
outlook lor Yale In the field of athletic P",nu,ei
An entertainment of muslo will also be ,I"IllJ?
by a double quartet and the warbler f rom
University alee Club. Chauncey M. Depew tim
preside.
Why They Walked Over the siring.
One of the switohlog engines Jumped the track
at the Brooklyn end of the bridge shortly
o'clock thl mornlag, and tbe oars were stopped for
half aa bonr. Ths delay canted great tncoavea
Ilenoe to people on tbslr war to work In tbkr ettr.
One consequence was that a few roomeau JrJS"
accident the promenade was blaoJt with people wn .
preferred to walk rather than wait.
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