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Hkfr' ejT'l' e l Kerning Edition.
Kk TEE FIE6T BEPOBU.
HEf Electoral reform must precede nil other at-
HU tempts to purify politics and to elovato tlio
BBff plane of government.
HK? With corrupt elections, registering tho
Bw decrco of a mnchino or scaling the bargain of
H& 8 boss, there can bo no hopo of oitber honest
H politics or Rood government.
Wm$ Tho Tribune truly says of tho. proposed
Hp( measure to provide for the printing
B and distribution of ballots by tho
HfT State, and for tho limitation of tho
H& use of money in elections, that "it
K vill do moro to purify campaign methods
H; and prevent bribory than any other agoncy
HrJ existing or prospective"
Hitf Let patriotio mon of all parties unlto in
HafT securing the enactment of such a law.
Hi THE BUBPLUB HUBT 00.
H$ Secretary Fxinomuo, it is hardly neoessary
Kjt, to say, will give no heed to tho cowardly
Rjr counsol of falso advisors to modorato or
HffT abandon his earnest recommendation that the
H& surplus bo stopped by a reduction of taxes.
Brv It is stated that tho Secrotary will urgo
H' npon Congress the nocossity of " immodiato
Hffi action " for tho relief ofrtho Troasury and tho
Bp. Bond purohases at a high premium wcro
Hfc. justifiable only as a last oxpedient to prevent
KV n financial panic. Tho only othor alternativo
k Ja to spend tho surplus in rockloss appropria
K In-urging Immediate tax reduotion, Score.
R& fary Fi.inoim.D will bo In harmony with tho
LBjjt Democratio platform In his own State,
Ki and with the sentiment of the pooplo every.
m&' BTAnTOBD'B BRIEF ESSAT.
Kf Senator SrxNFonD has been invited to eon.
B' tribute an article to tho " Books That Have
Bg Helped Me" series.
Kff If the Senator is porfectly frank, his essay,
Bm, btlel but comprehensive, will read substan-
HK tlally as follows :
Hk4' , THE FBEHOH KALEIDOSOOPE.
ttk Tho resignation of President Obivt as a
Kft- result of tho OAmnEL-'WiLsoN scandal seoms
Ef to be a foregone conclusion, and Parisian
Bv&' politicians are busy speculating as to his
HI4 nrobable suocessor.
B a Government of Franco changes like n
Rii; kaleidoscope. No one. and a Frenohman tho
EkI least of all, can foretell the outcome of tho
KFS present crisis. Only tho cloud of war that
EL hovers over the Ehlne is likely to prevent
B&f, partisan dissensiont that might lead to the.
Kn overthrow of the Republic
Epv How grand in its adamantine foundations
K and its magnificenb structural stability seems
R?f the American Bepublio in comparison.
HpV' 'WHAT 7EDBT8 ABE FOB.
HrvV Judge Tdxxt, of Chicago, was greatly
P& astonished to learn from evidence given bo.
Ni fore him that the Chicago Gas Trust under.
VJef ' took to raise $19,000,000 from bonds upon a
U . plant worth $7,000,000, and to divido the pro.
KC, coeds among the stockholders.
H(f There is nothing strango about this. 'What
Bft oeB JnJBO Tulet supposo TrnEts are for ?
Ml; They doubo up the volume of tho stock of
Bs? combining (orporations, divido tho inflated
H' eoourities nmong tho members of the ring,
HR and then b arbitrarily fixing the prico of tho
Hk' article thoy control make tho publio pay
H dividends on the fictitious total.
Bk If the.people do not throttle the Trusts
Ktot they vtkj rely upon it that tho Trusts will
.P rob bem.
K; bhebhah'b bhibboleth.
K Frigid Jonw'sideaof thoKepublican battle-
K& rry for 1888 is: "War taxes and war mem.
H ftries forever!"
Hk He would hang on to a 17 per cent, tariff
Hki with one hand and flaunt the bloody shirt in
R3 e other.
WrT' " Well, the Bepublicans havo been steadily
H whipped on these issues for the past bix years.
H&. If they really hanker after another and final
Wjfk trouncing on the same line the Democracy
Egl? will be only too happy to accommodate thorn.
p the abbebt of most.
IK1 ' Freedom of speech is one thing, and a
Hgrf reoklesa and rabid incitement to murder and
HS& riot is quite another thing.
Vi;r The American people cherish tho former
Bttf1 as one of their most precious heritages and
BK caf eguardi, but the fundamental law of self.
Bw-' yroteotlonaeoessltatM the power to supprsH
P" fco latter.
Mm ' That arrant littla coward, Johaxh Most,
hoc pierHy crowed tfee'lM Oat sep:.
antes liberty from license, and ie is to be
squelched Tory proporly and under ample
provision of the law. That he realizes that
he has grossly abused tho right of free
speech is shown by his attempt to deny tho
report of his murdorous monthings.
As Chicago has learned at terrible cost,
tho hissing brood of anarchical serpents is
best crushed when young.
A OALIi FOB FA1B PLAT.
Tho Boyal Clydo Yacht Club very properly
alleges that tho conditions of tho revised
deed of gift for the Amorica Cup aro " unjust
The World pointed out this fact when tho
now deed was adopted, and it oxprosscd tho
almost unanimous sentiment of tho sports,
men of America.
As victors wo can afford to bo gonorous.
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.
BUYING THE BEKATE.
Tho Bepublican monoy in this State largoly
went, undor the dlroction of Boss Platt, to
the purcbaso of llopublican Sonators in Dcm.
Threo districts that gavo a handsome plu.
rality for Coos, tho Democratio candldato for
Socretary of State, elected tho honchmen of
Flatt to tho Sonato ovor unoxooptionable
Tho llopublican Stato tlckot was left to
toko coro of itself, while Flatt looked after
him sol f and his Quarantine ring by electing
Sonators who would koop hold-over officials
in placo years after their terms havo expired.
Nowondor a party that submits to such
lcadorship is moribund in this Stato.
0VEB ONE HONORED MILLI0NB.
Tho roport of tho Treasurer of tho United
States, just mado public, shows that tho sur
plus rovonuo collected from tho taxpayers for
tho fiscal y oar ending Juno 30 was $103,471,097.
Tills extortion of unnecessary and unjust
taxes has now boon going on for seven years.
"Thoroforo the Domocracy of Now York
domoud," said tho State platform, " that
Fedoral taxation bo straightway reduced by
a sum not loss than $100,000,000 yearly."
BOOHEBTEE'B TELEPHONE FIQHT.
The citizens of ltochostor havo sot a good
examplo to tho country in their pluoky and
persistent fight against tho extortion of tho
Bell Telophono monopoly. For tho first
timo that grasping corporation is likely to bo
forced to terms.
Tho telophono monopolists aro dospotio
beyond all precodont in a field to which
tholr oxcluslvo titlo is by no moans clearly
demonstrated. Tho voluminous records of
tho Patent Offloo contain fow patents as ox.
traordinary in tho broadth of application as
thoir own. Asldo from tho charges of fraud
in its procurement, it is undoubtedly true
that only the powor of aggregated capital,
employing an army of tho most astuto law
yers, has sorved to maintain its claims.
Undor theso circumstances it would be
come the Bell pooplo to at least deal liberally
with tho publio. Grood is very apt to over
The Prosidcnt praises the "rnggod and
unyielding integrity" of ex-Commissioner
SrAiiKB, and promisos that his policy to
" savo and protect tho public lands for set
tlers " will continuo to be " steadfastly pur
sued." Tho namo of Sir. Spahkb'b successor
will bo awaited with much intorost.
The lecturing of John G. OAiiLisijg and
HEXnT Wattebsok as to what constitutes
mon "true Democrats," by a weathercock
journal that nover points in tho same direc
tion for two months together, must bo classed
with the humors of tho day.
The Tribune moralizes upon " Prize Fight
ing Among tho Puritans." The Puritans
have faults enough to answer for without
saddling upon them tho fistio encounters of
Oabkzt, MoAcliite and Sullivan.
It will occur to common people not accus
tomed to the rarefied etiquette of tho courts
that tho intrusion of tho Czar and his retinue
on the sorrow-stricken Emperor at Berlin is
a pieco of regal impertinonce.
During tho intervals of his lurid ravings
Joiunn Most has an occasional glimmer of
common boubo. Ho told Inspector Btbneb
that " it looks as if tho community wants to
get rid of mo."
Senator Fbte, with his eyo at tho Maino
keyhole, can see only one candidate for his
party in 1888 : " Mr. Blainb." His horizon
is suro to be enlarged before tho Convention
ANxnoirr Oomstock ought to take warning
from Judge Andbewb's ruling that " reokless
blasting within the city limits" cannot bo
indulgod in with impunity.
What is this about " Ulaine's chances in
New York ?" Blaine hasn't ony chonoes
in Now York. Tom Flatt and tho Democrats
have disposed of thorn.
Senator Sherman says " there is too much
timidity among the New York Bepublicans."
Frigidity is what oils them since tho cold day
on Nov. 8th;
All who havo heretofore regarded Tippoo
Tib as a model of probity will bo pained to
learn that ho has "gone back on" Stanley.
The latest theatrical rumpus ends in " Cast
Adrift," not in "Buddygore."
Is tho ambulance train in readiness for to
morrow's game of football?
As there was no bed at hand, Most sneaked
behind the door this time,
ETEM PIULADEtrmA LEADS NEW YORK
IN LIBERAL THOUGIIT.
Her Worklna People Have Free Aceeee to
the Arndrmy of Fine Arte, the l'ennerl
vniiln Muieum nnd the Fomprllan Vletro
on Hnnilay What II. C. Whipple anil
Dalton Dorr Har Abaat Hundny Openlnc
. .j-.ji llllf ' V' UNDAY would scom
izrrrmya Vn'JjJ? to find its most con
" i j M?T J genial homo in Phila.
Jf! IJlsTjJg dolphia. BustllngNow
-hi fcfriN ,lovo tlmt in tl10 city
M WA W J of run Hun,1'iy '" ''-
"TTx-plU A k served for sovon days
II Jl KM (r luthowcok. If it was
I Jfil n Burl'r'RinS t BC0 "0B
I I SJui W ton opening hor Mu
rSrgiSj I L . 1 ) J soum of Art on Sunday
Hlli - 'twftS certainly start
I ll ll'lrJtrt r . Hug to learn that Phil-
?tJv H To soo if rumor were
sIm correct about tho point
-JSitteiSjli j-,-n WonLn reporter ran
ovor thoro to find out how thoy managed
things. It is truo. Puritan Boston, chilled by
tho cast winds which blow tho Mayflower to
Massachusetts Hay, and Quaker Philadelphia,
stooped in tho sodoto calm which William
Ponn has loft to his progeny, open thoir Mu
scums of Art on Sunday, and Now York, tho
cosmopolitan, does not!
The Wobld has shown how tho Sunday
opening works in Boston. Tho samo suc
cesH nicompatiius it in Philadelphia.
Thcro nro threo art institutions in Phila
delphia, tho Pennsylvania Acadoray of tho
Fino Arts, tho Ponsylvania MiiMitm nnd
School of Industrial Art nnd tho Pompollan
Views. They all open, on Sunday.
Tho Academy of tho Fino Arts on Chorry and
Broad streots, in tho shadow of tho imposing
pile of tho publio buildings, was built in tho
Centennial year. Architecturally it lias
shnred tho fnto of somo others of tho edifices
which havo been dedicated to art in Aniericn
and is homowlint suggestivo of a too ornato
freight fctation. But sinco this present build
ing wns croctod it has boon open to tho publio
mi Sundays. An admission feo was charged,
however. From April 11, 1B80, it has boon
Thoro was no opposition to tho Sunday
opening. Tho Aendomy is n corporation and
tho Board of Directors aro gentlemen of
means who nro dovotod to tho interests of
That tho Sunday opening has not had any
detrimental effect on donations to tho
Academy is well shown by tho generous gifts
which ft has rpcoivod sinco it oiioned on
Huuilnys. Tho most important of these is that
of Mr. Joseph K. Teiuplo. n wealthy Phila.
delphinn and ono of tho Board of Directors.
Mr. Teruplo gavo $51,000, with provisions
for its increase in threo years to a fund of
$60,000. Half of tho interest on this sum
wns given unconditionally for tho purchase
of works ot American art for tho museum.
Tho interest on the othor half was condi
tional on tho museum opouing two days froo,
ono of which freo days should bo Sunday.
Lust year efforts wero mado to soouro an
endowment fund for tho Academy. Tho re
sult was a subscription of $112,600, obtainod
botweeu Fob. 8, 1880, and Jan. 10, 1887. Mr.
Tomplo also contributed $80,000 to this fund.
Tho city gives nothing to tho Academy oxcopt
oxemption from taxation.
Evidently Philadelphia is not opposed to
lotting hor citizens enjoy art on Sunday.
Tho Sunday attondanoo averages from
twolvo hundred to fifteen hundred. On special
occasions, such as loan exhibitions, it runs up
to threo or four thousand. On Monday, tho
ono othor free day, tho attendance does not
Mr. II. O. Whipnlo, Curator of tho schools
connected witli tho Academy and tho Li
brarian, looks after tho Sunday opening. " In
tho beginning," that gontleman said to The
World reportor, " u forco of twelvo police
men was detailed for tho bnildlng on Sun
days. Thoy wore found so unnecessary that
now thoro is not ono. Thoro is a cnll near at
hnud which would summon ono if occasion
required. But during my term of office for
tho whole timo of tho free Sunday opening,
I havo hull to call in a policeman only once.
" The pooplo aro of the pooror classes on
that day. Not many ' carriago-f oik ' como
on Sundays. No harm has been dono to any
thing, and tho visitors show an intelligent
interest nnd enjoyment of tho works in the
" The oxponso of opening tho Museum on
Sundays is about $7. Something is obtained
from tlio salo of catalogues, which aro 10
" Tho work ongagos four attendants, ono to
check tho canes una umbrellas, which peoplo
nro not allowed to toko into tho gallery ; ono
to stay in tho gallery to keep order, ono to
sell catalogues, and finally myself, soo
that no liupropor person outers, untiurcn
under fifteen years of age aro not admitted."
Sinco tho Sunday opening tho Noill be
quobt of $10,000 has also beou loft to tho
Tho ono dissenting voto from tho general
harmonious acquiesconco of tho publio in
tho proprioty nnd benefit of tho Sunday
opouing caino from Mr. Georgo Whitney,
who declinod to contribute any of his pic
tures to n loan collection bocauso of tho Sun
Thero is no stronger argument than a fact.
Wlion tho old philosophor wished to prove
that motion was possible, ho got up and
walked. Philadelphia and Boston have
shown tlmt tho Sundny opening of tho Mu
seum is a benefit which reaches a class of tlio
community whoso pleasures aro fow and
whoso refining influences aro not great, and
it lms also shown that this class not only
avails itself of tho privilege, but that no
harm or disorder has followed from it. Nor
has tills proceeding been detrimental to the
interests of 1 tho institution. This has beon
done by an Acadomy of Art which was en
tiroly dependent en private resources for its
support, not boing subsidized at all by State
Tlio samo doslrablo results havo followed
from tho opening of Memorial Hall in Fair
mount Park on Sundays. This institution is
very analogous to the New York Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Tlio Pennsylvania Museum
and School of Industrial Art is a tonunt of
Memorial Hall. Tho Park Commission con
displaco it at a year's notice, and tho Museum
corporation can retiro at a notice of tho same
Tho Museum lias occupied tno uuliaing
from six months after tho Centonnial to tho
Iirosont time. It has beon open on Sundays,
nit sinco 1880 tho Sunday opouing has beon
Philadelphia expends $350,000 on Fair
mount Park annually. Ten thousand dollars
aro appropriated to tho maintenance and re
pairs of Memorial Hall. Out of this appro
priation tho salaries of the assistants are paid
in great part.
Tho forco employed consists of sixteen
men a custodian, on assistant custodian, a
foreman, an engineer, two night watchmen,
two closet keepers and ono carpenter, and the
rest are assistants, who clean tho building
daily from 7.30 to 9.30 a. M., the hour of
opening, oud on Mondays until noon. They
are also on duty v hen the place is open.
The Board of Trustees consisted of thirty,
two, and two or three of them resigned when
the Sunday opening was declared. One of
theso resigning trustees was in favor of olos.
ing the Park itself on Sunday. Whether he
wanted vegetation to halt on that day or not
is not known.
The only expenses involved aro the assist,
ants' wages and the ooal oonsumed. These
are in groat part defrayed from the appropri
ation for the Memorial Hall. The expense of
exhibitions, of getting and returning th
Aju,h, 4AMebMijU' !i i ejft mi iT J m i rat,i hii'i artWql
c-Meett, qwufcltmted. th-epriahx -loguea
and tho currcnt-xpenses outside of
assistants' wages and coal ars met by the
Mr. Dalton Dorr, tho Secrotary and Curator
of the institntion, said with regard to the
"The Sunday visitors are 60 per cent,
of tho wholo attendance. This year,
up to the first of this month of November,
thoro havo been 252,(557 visitors, and 140,813
camo on Sunday. It is a joy to me, and
miiHt bo to any one who takes an interest
in art, to soo the people who come hero on
Sundays. Tliov aro well behaved, thoughtful,
interested. You will soo latuors bringing
their children by tho hand and explaining
things to thom Wo havo no troublo at all
with tho Sunday crowds and no injury has
boon dono to tho building or tho objocts of
art. I havo never hod to ejoct anybody on
" On tho Sunday during tho late celobration,
between tlio hours of 1 and 4 o'clock in tho
nftcrnoon, 11,000 peoplo visited tho place
That was tho highest number on any Sunday.
" October and November aro tho months
which show tho largest number of visitors.
During tho winter this part of tho park bo
ing ho flat and open is pretty bleak, and not
many caro to strugglo out through tho snow
"Tho year following tho Centonnial Ex
position was tho greatest visiting year until
1881, wlion tho freo Sunday opening was in
augurated. Tlio number of visitors increases
ovcry year, and as I said, CO per cent, como
This is tho attendance for tho past decado :
)'tr, Allindantf. I i'tar. Attendant:
1HTT 147,11818S2 169,233
18T8 11,71)8 1S&3 1M.931
1119 10.71-8 ISfti 163,160
ISM) M10 18K! 18J,B!8
1M1 m,t.30 16S0 SJ6.8M
" Tliis year, as I think I told you," con
tinued Mr. Dorr, " up to the first of this
month shows 252,057, which is 25,000 moro
than any year so far. The Sunday opening
bus been on unqualified success. "
Looking at Memorial Hall, with its noble
proportions nnd beautiful arcades and
pavilions, tho two massivo bronzo groups in
front, and tho fountain erected as a testimo
nial to John Welch, whose generous in
torcst in art the city can never forget, sond
ing its crystal shower into tho air, tho Phila
delphlan may congratulate himsolf that no
narrowness lias shut off this wholesomo
beauty from tho citizen on tho day of rest.
Tho Pompoiinn Views are in a building at
tho Green street entranco to the Park. This
exhibit was presented by Mr. Welch. It is
also thrown open to tho publio on Sunday.
Independence Hall is not opened on Sun
day. Exporionco has shown on legal holidays
that a rougher olumont is attracted to this
building than that which is drawn to tho Art
The Would reporter returned to Now York
with a moro oxalted idea of Philadelphia
than ho had boforo entertained. Whon will
Now York no longer merit tho pitying smile
with whioh hor two neighboring cities look
at tho closed doors of tho Metropolitan Mu
soum on Sundays ?
Dr. Kost, the State Geologist of Florida, hu
found tse remains of a number ot mistodoni and
of an extinct speclei ot hyena near Cotton Plant,
An oil well, which at times sponts forth refined
as well ai crude oil, la astonishing the people of
Bomeract, Fa. Borne ot the sceptics think that It
has been "salted.''
The family of John K. Scott, of noaring Creek,
W. Va., consisting of himself, his wife and eight
sons, weigh collectively 3,433 pounds, an average
of nearly 244 pounds each.
Jndge Woodward.of Wllkesbarre, Pa., has made
Mrs. Caroline Baimch a citizen of the United
States. She Is the first woman In the county to
apply for naturalization papers.
Nearly all the cedar wood nsed In making lead
pencils In thlfNcoantry and abroad comes from
Cedar Keys, Fla., where the mills give employ
ment to hundreds of operatives.
A resident of Plymouth, 111., has protected his
grapevines from thieves by runnlngwlresthrongh .
the arbors and connecting them with several pow
erful clectrlo batteries stored in bu woodshed.
A well has been discovered In Mobile, Ala.,
which spouts forth sparkling water heavily charged
with carbonlo acid gas. When the water Is sweet
ened with synrrHt Is said to make a delectable bev
erage not uullko soda water.
While her husband was ont hunting tho other
day Mrs. Sumptcr, who lives near llarney, Ore.,
aw 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 larder.
Frank nicki, a negro living near McKlnney,
Tex., la 117 years old, and hts descendants, of
whom there are ilx generations, number noarly
1,000. Proof of his great age Is shown by a bill ot
sale dating back to tho early slave days.
Capt. W. 1). Fitch, of Williamsburg, S. C, his
a pooket-knlfe wbloh was fonnd In the gizzard of a
turkey that was klllod on his farm. The knife has
a handle of horn whioh has been softened almost
Into pulp by the action of the fowl's gastrlo
The remains of John Oakly- were disinterred and
rebnrled near Albnqneqne, N. M. , recently, acd It
was discovered that his faoe and head were cov
ered with a thick growth of hair, although when
he wai burled ten years ago he was both bald and
Fewer than 4,000 stars are visible to the naked
eyo, but when tho heavens are viewed through a
telescope tho number seen becomes countless.
Herschel estimated when he surveyed the Milky
Way that fully 2iS,000 stars appeared before him In
less than one hour.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hendrlckson, of Marlon, Til.,
was one hundred and one years old last week. A
year ago she celebrated her centennial, and her
descendants came in crowds to honor her. She Is
an Inveterate smoker, having used the weed since
she was twenty years ot age.
Thero Is considerable gossip In Rochester, Pa. ,
over the fact that Gilbert and Freeman Lloyd and
their wives havo become converts to the Mormon
faith. They are prominent members of the Baptist
Church, are well liked In society and the ladles
are said to be very pretty and accomplished.
The number of colored soldiers In the war ot the
rebellion was far greater than Is generally sup
posed. According to Col. George W. Williams,
whose "History of tho Negro Troops In the War of
tho Rebellion" bai just been published, the num
ber of negro enlistments In the army of the Union
A New Orleans man has reached the conclusion
that the fabled El Dorado ot the early explorers ot
America Is a lake whioh ooeuples the extinct crater
of a volcano near Bogota, in the United States of
Colombia, lie 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. It. man saja that In war times, when the
nsual remedies for chills and fever were lacking, It
was a common practice to give the patient a pill
made of the web of the black spider, or occasion
ally a live spider even, the dose being worked
down with a draught of whiskey. The remedy Is
said to have always been efficacious.
The sea serpent has appeared again, this time
In Lake Kosbkonong, Michigan, wheie A. L Sher
man, of Fort Atkinson, saw It. It appeared to
him to be nearly forty feet long and swam with Its
bead raited two feet above the turiace of the lake.
With Its tall It lashed the water Into foam and
frlghteued Mr. Sherman exceedingly.
The Latest Notion.
Visitor Tout new boose is very pretty; cut you
will have trouble to do anything with the garden,-
It's so small.
country float Tea, It U small) but, thin, X
shall pot la t elOlnc-bsdj.
HO. HEADDEN AND HISS POST MARRIED
'AFTER A MONTR'S DELAY.
A Fair to De Held att Oranie on Dec 0.
The Ladles of the Diet Kitchen to Have
Tlielr Annnal Fair Next Monday nnd
Tueedny nt 3 (Ml PI fill Avenue Move
ment of Weil-Known Hoclety People.
8IIE plensantest social
event of yestorday was
tho marriage of Mr.
Alfred h. Hcaddon
and MissGenoviovo O.
Post, which took placo
at tho country seat of
tho brido's poronts,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry
O. Post. Tho cards
wero sent out nnd
a largo numbor of
friends invited to at
tend tho wedding fes
tivities on the evening
of Oct. 19, but on tho
very day set for tho
wedding tho brido was
taken beriouBly ill. So all felt yesterday at
the wedding that thero was moro than tho
usual occasion for rejoicing.
A fair which promises to bo a great suc
cess will bo hold by tho ladles of Ornngo, at
the Unok Church, on tlio afternoon anil
ovening of Dec. 8. Landor's Bond will ploy.
Mrs. William Do F. Manico, of 4 West
Fortieth street, will givo a roccption from I
until 7 o'clock on tho afternoon of Deo.
Mrs. Oonrtlandt I). Moss, of 124 East
Thirty-ninth streot, will givo a roccption on
tho afternoon of Deo. 1).
Mrs. Edward Mitchell, of 45 West Fifty
fifth street, will give a reception on Dec. 5,
from 4 until 7 o'clock.
Tho D. K. E. Olub will hold a reception ot
tho Metropolitan Opcro-IIouso during tho
first week in December.
Mrs. Does, of 10 East Forty-sixth street,
will givo a largo wedding reception noxt
Mrs. Honry Villard, Mrs. Ttussoll Sago,
Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany, Mrs. W. II. Wick
ham, Mrs. A. II. Gibbons and Mrs. Hobort
IIoo are tho malingers of tho Now York Diot
Kitchen, which will hold its annual fair next
Monday and Tuesday at tho Fifth Avonue
Art Galleries, 3G(! and SCR Fifth nvonun.
Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Elliott, ne"o Finck, on
thoir roturn from thoir wcatQing journoy
after Jan. 11, will receive their friends on
Wednesdays at their now homo in Fourteenth
A masquorado ball will be given on Wednes
day evening, Doc. 14. at Adelphi Hall, Fifty
seventh Btroot, near Broadway, by tho Gal
laudct Club in aid of the Gallaudot Memorial
Mossrs. Amory Carhart, J. Hooker Ham
ersloy and Mr. Banyer Clarkson aro the load
ing men in tho inanngemont of the Knicker
bocker Bowling Club, which will soon ro.
sumo its meetincs.
Tho Itov. nnd Mrs. S. Halstead Watkins, ne'e
Smith, will receive their friends on thoir ro
turn from their wedding journey on Dec. 11,
at 31 West Thirty-third street.
Tho engagement is announced of Mr. L. G.
Timpson, of this city, and Miss May Waring,
of Plainfiold. N. J.
An entertaiumont will bo givon this after
noon at 8 o'clock under the auspices of tho
Church of tho Kodoonier, in aid of the Fresh
Air Fund, nt tho Lyceum Theatro. Juve
nile amateurs will porform " Dorothy's
Mr. William F. Falkonberghos loft tho city
for a year's stay in San Diego, Cal.
Mr. Kitz will leave on Saturday for Europe ,
Tho mnrriago of Mr. II. Martin, of Staten
Island, and Miss Elizabeth Williams will
tako placo in Docembcr.
Peoplo who own antique pottery aro look
ing ovor thoir stock sinoo Mr. William T.
Walters, of Bultimoro, arrived in the city to
see if they aro ablo to furnish him with an
othor peach-blow vaso.
Mrs. John N. Outwator, mother of John N.
Outwator,last ovening celebrated tho seventy
fifth annivorsary of hor birth by a dinnor at
hor homo, 813 Wost Fourteenth streot, at
which hor sons and daughters wero proBent.
A roccption followed and many of Mrs. Out
water's friends assembled to offer her con
gratulations on tho health and good spirits
withwhich sho ontors upon the fourth quarter
of a contury.
PAULINE HALL'S DIYORCE SUIT.
She tins Beg-un One nnd ner lTnaband Is
Likely to Follow Her Kxmnple.
Miss Paulino Hall, tho successful comio
opera singer, has poured a talo of marital dif
ficulties into the sympathetic oars of lawyers
Howo and Hummel. Sho has begun an ac
tion for separation.. Against her husband,
Edmund It. White.
Miss Hall wants to bo separated from hor
liego lord on the ground that he has aban
doned her and contributes nothing to her
support. The lady, whoso maiden name was
Scnmidgall, first met Mr. White, in 1878, in
San Francisco. Thoy becanio very friendly,
and threo years lator wore married in St.
Mr. White was in England at the time the
separation proceedings were ripening. He
at onco returned to America and has been
living at tho Brunswick for tho last fortnight.
Ho has intrusted his caso to Lawyer Wihnoro
From Mr. Anway it was learned that he had
filed a notice of appearance, but that no com.
plaint had yet been served on him. Until
such a writ is sorvod Mr. Anway does not
care to state in what way he will moet it, but
thero is littlo doubt that a counter Buit will
Home Gnente nt tho Hotels.
Kx-Assembljraaa Qcn. George II. Sharpe, of
Kingston, Is a Oilsey guest.
With other State legislators at the Morton House
Is Senator Coggeshall, of Utlca.
Wardeu Charles F. Durston, of Aubnrn Prison,
Is a guest at tho Murray Hill Hotel.
United States Senator Paddock, ot Nebraska,
registered at the Buckingham last evening.
Mat. Etclka Gertter bai changed hor place of
residence from the Buckingham to tho Victoria
II. C. Wicker, General Trafno Manager of the
Chicago A Northwestern Railroad, Is at the Bar
tboldh At the Wlndaor are ex-Stato Senator T. M.
Pomeroy.ot Auburn, N.Y., and Consal-Gcneral L.
U. Dljes, of Bremen, Germany.
Baron and Baroness Roden are at the Clnrendon.
The Baron Is the Russian Consul-General and now
Acting Ruialan Minister at Washington.
State Superintendent of Publio Works James
Stiatahan and State Engineer Blnathan Sweet reg
istered at the New York Hotel last evening.
W. F. White, General Trafrlo Manager, and
Joseph Leeds, General Freight Agent, ot the Atchi
son, Toiieka, and Santo Fe Railroad, aro at the
Fred Dunlap, of the Detroit Baseball Clnb and
tho king of tne second base, la registered at the
Grand Central Hotel, with P. J. Conway, tho
pitcher, and Ed Hanloo, the third baseman.
Baron von Zcdtwltz, Charge d'Affalres of the
German legation at Washington, Is at the Albe
marle, i At the same hotel are Irving A. ("Nervy")
Evans, the Boston plunger, and hla partner, C. F.
Leon Van Loo, who Is In New York to secure
palntuigs for the Cincinnati centennial exhibition,
ts staying; at the Albemarle, as are also Oliver W.
Mink, of Boston, Comptroller o( the Union Pa.
clfio Railroad, and J. D. Peet, a New Orleans
At the Fifth Avenue are Hugh Grahame, editor
and proprietor of the Montreal Star ; Judge Will
lam il. Ramsey, of Cincinnati: Judge William T.
Morris, of Fenn Tan; Uutteu States Labor Com
mlaaloner Carroll D. Wright, of Washington, and
Sir George M. Pullman, of Chicago.
Inapectlen of tbo Seventh.
The Seventh Regiment will parade for the annual
Inspection and master at Its armory on Tuesday
vinlag next In fatigue uniform.
11a Befttjeo Medical AealitaBee to a Mas'
Drlna; In Great Acony.
Vos. Gorlno, twenty-one years old, took a
,doso of poison early this morning, and died
after an hour of intense agony. During
his dying moments he struggled 'alone,
nnd in his sufferings ho toro his bedclothes
and shirt into fragments. Ho was an inmate
of Mrs. Guthrie's largo boarding-house, 14
First avenue, and had roomod with August
OchBner for ton days, the timo of his tenancy
of the apartmont.
Last nigtt Ochsner went to a singing so
ciety rehearsal in Schultz's saloon, in First
streot, near Second avenue. Ho roturnod
homo at 3 a. m. Ho discovered Gerino lying
crosswise on the bed and in great agony.
"Send for a doctor at onco; thoro is no
timo to bo lost," said Gerino.
Ochsnor returned to Schultz's saloon and
on his recommendation Dr. Sorr, of 42 Sec
ond ovenuo, wob summoned. Whon Dr. Serr
reached tho room of tho dying man he looked
at him nnd then coolly and rather indiffor
ently asked: "What about my pay? Who
is to scttlo with mo?"
As neither of tho men had any monoy Dr.
Serr loft the placo, leaving Gerino to dio in
untold agony without administering to his
relief. Mrs. Guthrie then hastened to tho
Fifth street polico station, from which an
ambulunco call was sounded. Boforo tho
umbulanco arrived at tho house death, moro
merciful than Dr. Sorr, had endod Gorino's
Dr. Serr was socn this morning by n Wobld
reporter. Ho was asked if ho know that tho
man was dying when ho called at tho houso.
" Cortaiuly 1 did," was tho cool response,
but why should I tako tho responsibility
of such a case ? If the name of a friend had
not boen used I would not havo mado the
" Do you think it is the province of a morel,
ful doctor to refuse medical attondanoo to a
dying mon ?" was asked.
" why should I interfere ?" was tho totally
indifferent rosponse. " If a man wants to
kill himsolf what can I do about it? lam
suro I don't caro. "
Tho Guthrie boarding-houso is an immense
affair, olid between ono hundred and fifty and
two hundred people lodge and oat there.
Thoro havo been several suicides within its
walls. Gerino was a stranger, was unem
ployed ond hod been a recipient of charity
from tho Pitta Street Roman Catholic 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 dio from poison and
be cruelly refused aid from a doctor who had
IRVING IIALLJN A BAD WAT.
lenders Hoon to Decide Whether to Continue
the Party's Existence.
It is said that tho days of Irving Hall as
a political organization aro numbered. Irving
Hall has suffered two sucoessivo defeats, its
delegates have been rofused admission to the
Domocratio Stato Convention and tho leaders
havo no patronage and no prospect of getting
any. Tho annual rent of Irving Hall is
1,800 and tho lcaso says that tho organiza
tion is entitled to moet thero onoo -a month
in General Committee, and twico a month
for six months in the year Jn Executive Com
mittee and to the privilege of holding a moss
meeting a week previous to an election.
Thoro aro no funds in tho treasury nnd only
a few of tho members havo good bank
If the Irving Hall organization should die
a natural death tho Seymour Club, its social
organization, will keep up an existence at
tho corner of Fourteenth street and. Union
Square. Still, thcro aro members of Irving
Hall who aro not discouraged and who wish
to continuo their Domocraoy under their old
A mooting of tho leaders will soon bo hold
to decide whether Irving Hall is to bo repre
sented in tho great battle of 1888. Aqueduct
Commissioner Edward L. Itidgway, City
Court Judge Ehrlich, ex-Senator Charles G.
Cornell, ox-Assomblyman Petor F. Murray
and Henry Stoinert, who bolted from Irving
Hall just boforo tho recent election, will
probably join Tammany Hall.
LEAPED TO HIS DEATH.
Tbomn Sheridan Ends Ills Life While In the
Itnvlnce of Dellrlnm.
Thomas Sheridan, a laborer, twenty-soven
years of age, mado a crazy leap to death at 8
o'clock this morning, whilo suffering from
delirium tromons. He had been drinking
heavily of lato, and all of yesterday ho suf
fered from an attack of the horrors. Ho saw
snakes and bluo devils, and imagined that ho
W03 being rmrsuod by these venomous crea
tures. Ho was put to bed nt night, when he
fell off into a stupor produced fay anodynes.
At 8 o'clock tno anaesthetics ceased their
soothing quality and Sheridan tossed rest
lessly on his bed and in a fit of paroxysm
i limped to tho floor of his house, 737 East
Seventh street, gazed wildly at the jeering
objects that his disordered brain conjured,
and rushed to the window. Ho tore up the
Bash and before assistance could reach him,
he sprang from the fourth-Btory window and
went flying head first through the air. In a
few seconds he struck the pavement with a
dull Bound, quivered in every muscle of his
body and then lay quiet. A hospital alarm
was soundod, but when the ambulance or.
rived, tho surgeon pronounced the man to
be dead. His skull was crushed in, the
bones of his body were broken and shattered
and he had internal injuries any ono of which
Club Candidates Not Assessable.
A great deal of talk has been caused by the fact
that the BOO candidates for admission to the Union
Leagne Club were asked to subscribe to the cam
paign fund of the club. This was the first time
such a thing was ever done. The circular asking
for contributions waa issued by Alfred R. Whltner,
Chairman of the Committee ot Flftr, on his own
responsibility, and when tho Executive Committee
heard ot It they made him send the money back.
About fifteen of the candidates sent a total of $400.
Adventures of a Burglar.
William Smith, colored, entered Jeremiah 8.
Thompson's house, at is Bank street, last evening,
Intending to fill a big flonr-bag with Mr. Thomp
son's property, but, meeting that gentleman, con
cluded to steal his gold watch lnatead. Having
done so, ho drew u penknlle and said: "You
make a noise and I'll cut yon." Mr. Thompson
made a noise, Mr. Smith did not cnt him, a police
man arrived and the colored burglar waa held for
trial at the Jefferson Market Court this morning.
Perilous to Assault a Follcemnn.
Jeremiah Morlarty, of S3 Baxter street and John
Klernan, of, 143 Leonard street, were charged at
Essex Market Coutt to-day with having last
evening sneaked up behind Policeman Salm, of
the Elizabeth street squad, thrown him down and
beaten him. Both were seemingly much the worse
for assaulting the policeman. Morlarty's 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.
Fled Arrest to Dleet Death.
It has been learned that Jacob Wagner, who was
fatally Injured on the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad a few days ago, ia the man who
fled from Jersey City to evade arreat for an attempt
to tasault a young German girl named Elizabeth
Gretz at Marlon. Thewarraut for his arrest will
never be served, as the loss of both legs under the
train will result In death.
Nlee Points of Rsclae l.aw.
Alexander Ludwlg, the bartender at the "Silver
.Grill " In Sixth avenue, who was arrested last
evening, was discharged In the Jefferson Market
Court this morning on the ground that the license
did not expire before midnight. A waiter at Tom
Gould's old place in Thlrty-flrat street, charged
with idling beer and whltkey to Policeman Lake,
ssld that toe staff was only weUa beer and elder.
He was held.
LOSS AND INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BI A I
RECENT FOST-OFFIQE 0RDEB. I
A Circular Which la Declared to MaUo Bears I
latlona Never Intended by Congress -, JL
Publisher and Merchants Deeply Inter. Ttm
ested Absurdities of tho Official Con.
trnctlon of tbo Law.
Thero havo been plenty of absurd orders'
issued by tho Post Offlco Department since
its establishment, but for quintessence of
assinlnlty, tho readers of The Woeldoto
confidently rcferrod to ono which recently
emanated from that source. '
Congress is constantly tinkering with the)
postal laws, but sometimes gontlomcn who
havo to do with tho management of the de
partment set themselves up to deolaro what
Congress meant when it said so and so in,
what appeared to bo so many plain words,
and sometimes they make a mess of it.
Tho laws themsolves may bo simple and
plain enough, but tho construction plaoed
upon them by tbo officials is sometimes most
wondorful and wholly unwarranted by tho,'
text, and oven impossible to be read between
Tho circular referred to is a good examplo
of unwarrantable definition of the statute)
Though tho law says nothing to this offoct,
the wise men who composed this ciroular
say that no newspapor or other peri,
odical will bo carried through tho
mails as second-class matter if it shall
contain tho nddrcss of tho addressee
nnd tho timo whon his subscription expires.
Should a person subscribo for both a Sunday
and a weekly edition of tho some periodical,
or a weokly and Bomi-wookly edition, it would
not bo permissible to havo tho words
"Sunday," "Weekly" or "Semi" printed
with tho address, olso tho subscriber would
bo required to pay letter postage.
This ordor appears to affect more portion,
larly tho newspapers, though its ovil effect1
has licen felt by other publishers and many
It is a hard blow to newspapor publishers,
particularly by reason of tho fact that scarcely
any of the larger newspapers keen subscript
tion books, tho only rocord of subscriptionn
being the inscription loft by tho
"Dick" mailers on tho copies of
tho papors sent to subscribers. This inven.
tion has dono much to lessen tho cost of pub
lishing papers by tho saving mado In tho
largo forco nocossary to kcop subscription
books. Now tho effect of tho circulars of
tho Post-Ofnco Dopartmont nullify the gain
and requiro a roturn to clumsier methods ana
Absurd and irrational as this construction
of tho statuto is recorded, oven moro so seoms
that which is applied to third class matter,
and it appears to bo of as littlo benefit to the
General Government, though equally dotri.
mental to tho interests of thoso who havo to
depend upon tho mails. .
In this class of mail matter aro embraced '
books and circulars, among other enumer.
ated articles. Tho now ordor denies to th
person sending third-class matter the
rtyht to writo or print upon it any.
thing excopt his namo or addross, a ro
turn request and tho namo and addressj
of tho person for whom tho articlo or pack,
ago is intended. Should tho Bonder unfor.,
tunatoly request a roturn to " Itov. John
Jones," letter postogo would beohorgedbe.
causo he had transgressed tho spirit of tho
law in mentioning his occupation in tho titls
Hundreds of tons of labels, circulars and
envelopes havo been rendered useless, and
thousands of dollars wasted because of thoif
thoughtless or too thoughtful ciroular.
Ono largo wholcsalo grocery firm
alono sent 70,000 circulars inclosed
in Govornmont-stampod envelopes to tha
Post-Offlco tho othor day nnd was ,informoa
that letter postage would havo to bo paid be.
f oro thoy could be forwarded, becauso of th
request on tho envolopcs that in caso they
wero not called for thoy be returned
to "So nnd So, grocers." This h
but ono case of hundreds where tho ordei
has worked great damage. '.
So oxplioit is the ordor that if a oircuhvr '
envelope has printed upon it any picture or
design, letter postage is demanded, Tht
utter folly of tho whole order is shown
by tho fact thatit allows tho circular to be!
taken from the obnoxious addressed envel.
opo and mado a package of circulars by the)
slipping of a rubber band over both circular
and envelope when both may go through the)
mails as third-class matter.
Thoy of the Post-Offlco who have to handle)
the mail aro as much disgusted with the ordei
as tho patrons of the moil. Nearly every
publisher sends mattor under all the classllf,
cations and has different circulars for each
on which is printed a designation of the)
class of mail matter to which the)
packago belongs. This has served
to inform not only tho sender but the Posit
Offlco employees, who knew immediately,
from tho label, to which class the mattei
belonged and whether it was to be weighed
in bulk or separately. Such inscriptions anoj
directions are taboood by the order and tha
work of tho employee increased, hardly to hla
If tho Post-Offlco Department hod desired
to raise hob with publishers and cause any
amount of unnecessary trouble without a
consequent benefit to tno Government, peo
pie say it could not have succeeded mora
effectually than it did in the promulgation of
Those Tacant I.ots.
Toiht Editor oTKi Wotid:
The expense of holding vacant lots, as set forts.
In Tub Would this morning, shows that nnder UK
present system of taxation It takes a rich man W
hold them. Under Mr. George's system It would,
be harder to hold property unimproved than prop
erty Improved. Now, in what way does tne noio
lug of vacant lots on land In general benefit tha
poor or working class t I should very much like to
see that explained. .
Under tho heading of ' Worldlnga we see thai
a certain John II. Levy, of Omaha, who neither
Improves nor sella his real estate, has managed to
accumnlato a million, due entirely to tne "nn
earned Increment." It seems that those person!
holding the vacant lots spoken ot are waiting lof
the same thing that brought such good results to
John II. Levy. It appears to me as though Mr.
George's idea of the single tax has not been exa
plained away as yet. Yours respectfully,
Nov. IB, 1687. 10 Columbia street, Brooklyn!
One of Dr. AIcGlyun'a Friends Homeless.
The CaWioKo Ueraia which earned for Itself tin
displeasure ot Archbishop Corrlgan by Its advocacy .
of the cause of Sr. McGlynn is now ont in theoold.1
First came the threat of excommunication, tbea,
Its suspension, and yesterday its eviction from thai
office at T8 Park Row. Not one of tho antl-poverj x
tyitts was around to offer condolences and th i laji
straw on Its burden of trouble pressed the Catnout
Ueraia forever to the ground. The Catholto Bz
aminer, of Brooklyn, which was the only oinej
Cathollo paper to support Dr. McGlynn, has auo
given up the ghost.
Athletic Interests at Yale.
The meeting of the Yalo Alumni Association at
Delmomco's this evening promises to be of mora
than ordinary interest to the members, as the rep
resentatives of the various athletlo departments of
the university will be present, including Joha
Rogers, Jr., '81: A. A. Stagu, '88; J. C. paun. "pi,
and Harry Becher, '88, lo tell the Alumni what tha
outlook for Yale In the field of athletics promlaes.
An entertainment of mnilo will also be lurnunea
by a double quartet and the warbler from
University Glee Club. Chauncey M. Depew will
Why They Walked Over tho Brlaare.
One of the switching engines jumped tho traoJj
at the Brooklyn end of the bridge shortly after 8
o'clock this morning, and the cars were stopped for
half an hoar. The delay caused great Inconven
ience to people on their way to work in this dtr.
I One consequence was that a few momenta ansr wo
acoicent tne promenade wu blasx with peopl was A
preferred to Walk rather than wait,