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' Bh!V tor the week ending Haturday March 31f was
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1 Bf 'Monday 100,600
Hf Tuesday 106,500
K Wednesday 1 05,640
jf Thursday 1 02,800
Hf Fbiday 106,760
HH? Saturday 106,880
Mrfis Arernvr for thn Kntlre Rloalh I OR 2QI
Hjfc of March mO, O1!
HlP .. WOMEN -IHBPEOTOEa
Hara Tho Control Labor Union ohowod Us mag-
HpH& nanlmlty by giving a hearty indorsement to
Hflt tho efforts of the Workingwomen's Society to
$T; Monro an amondmont to tho law providing
Hf&r for six women inspectors of foctorlos.
Hp A bill to this offoct is to be submitted to
HgK. tho Legislature, and it Bhonld havo unanl-
H nxms approval. Thoro aro neods among tho
HI army of girls and women employed in fao
Bja torles which only a member of tholr own
BKg"' box could discover. A koon-oyod, warm-
H hearted, intelligent woman's inspection is
IMjys needed in these placos for tho safety, the
HS$ comfort and tho mural and physical welfare
R of the fomalo operatives.
Sir As long us womon aro compelled to work in
HETj factories thoy aro entitled to tho utmost pro-
I BR tectioa.
I Hk A DAHQEBOUB DOOTRIHE,
' Dr. McQltnn approaches a dangor line
wf when ho teaches his followors that a starving
Kjflgf man has the right to take a lonf of bread by
R forco or stealth, " if necessary. "
, llr Thoro is much virtue in an if. Tho right
Hv" ' u' 'B P&mniount to that of property,
(I Btjb when it comos to tho starving point. Hut
Hj& tho dangor consists in tho fact that many men
Bmf would rather steal or beg thau work ; and
Kfijjfr, finding themselves without food from either
IJkQ rosourco, might act upon tho reverend Doo-
9s tor's licenso in a manner wholly different
EHr from what he intondod.
KJmT Bosldos, tho District-Attorney's ofllco is
EC just now soroly in need of some ' viudlca-
KgR tions." And if a poor, hungry devil should
Bk i steal a loaf of bread it might go hard with
Kjgj Some of the phonomona of "Spiritualism,"
EjK BO-cnllod, aro of a charactor to challengo tho
Pf, thoughtful consideration of thoso who, un-
v H1 Tuoekau and moBt busy and woll-bnl-
I f ' anced men, aro not satls&od with " ouo
B World at a timo."
I But tho trick.performing, money-grabbing,
I credulity-insulting performances of chorla-
B tans in the " modium business " aro quite
tmothex thing. Tho alleged " spirit paint
ings" and tho gibberish that purports to
como from tho shades of great men in tho
other world are enough to mako rational
peoplo echo Emerson's tremendous sneer:
yp "Theso things moke us wish for a more
KS&, ' effectual sulcido 1"
Kr. "Why is it that a proportion of mankind
pith dearly lovo to bo humbuggod f
Kp SHADE OF THACKEBAY.
WSK Thoro is a blizzard in a punch-bowl at
K Iiouisville over tho performances of a rioh
E9K contractor and ward politician in the hitherto
w exolusive " Fendonnis Club."
W &nb ' obnoxious member's strong points aro
I '" ls mony ibA hla " inflooenco," but it is
I trwt- charged that ho " lacks brooding and cannot
I K' read or write."
I KF J And this is tho "Fendennis Club 1" Shados
H Wj. of Tuackeuit and of the grandest gentleman
I XM c on Col. Newcombe, fancy such an
H f elomont in a club bearing the name of "Fen!"
H ME The literary and woll-bred cotcrio In Louis.
K Km fillo has certainly had hard luck.
H KM Tho burning of Congressman Fnzxrs's
H K& house at HackcDsaok will causo a feeling of
Kj (p, regret in tho minds of many who do not por-
MM BF5 Bonally know its owner and havo cover Been
kthe residence. Tho destruction of a homo is
always a sad event thoro aro so many things
s-I r" " cjm nevor replaced. To Mr. Phelps's
B Wtf homo there were attached historio associa-
n ByMf tlona, and its picturesque appearanco and
H M?V valuable contents moke its destruction a real
B Wm When it'oomes to sporting news Tnx Evkk-
jH if; ' xxo 'Wobls is always a Buro winner. Its
Hj ' ?- triumph of lost season was repeated on Sat-
HI ffiu nrday, when Tms Evenimo Would was on tho
H P' street with tho result of the gomo between
H I L the Now Yorks and the Jaspers, and selling
H '3ft' in front of the Evening Sun office nlno min-
H IT utes before that boastful laggard made its
H '. Why should Jacob Bbibp object to being
H Kj( tried in a city that ho claims to havo bene-
H Br' flted so greatly and which last fall voted to
H Wh4 temper the prosecution of publio thieves and
B Kf' bribors with a big dose of the " milk of
B lEiV human kindness r"
B IK' Nature indulged in an April fool triok yes.
Bl ' BL ; terday sending a rain and hall storm after a
Bl ; Hk pomlng of sunshine.
K The Blott InlerestlBc.
I sK tr .jNa.1
i-" ?? Xtpeder Senator, wmt bai Ua the moat in.
jK ' l ttTMUBc period or jour Ills !
m llUM K limli XBO ClftoHl CHtod,
Kv H: mf
fc... irf -''.l,' -
ABOUT TOWN GOSSIP.
Local Agnt Crstg, of tatO. 0., U a fsvorltt
with drtmttlo psopla.
Chtrlts Bowler, of Bptldlng1, eoold writ a book
on wsat b knows sbont enns. ne U, bealdts, on
of Ibe bett itiou la the city.
Prof. Fred Labia, of Clarendon Hill, If be were
so dupoeed, eoold tell a good deal about spirit "
palntlnRi. At one time Un bis younger dajs be
was runout as a medium.
BUDS FROM JERSEY CITY.
City Mutiat Long is preparing for bit butltit sea
son tbe election.
Senator Edwards lithe moit bojIih-looVJng of
Hudson Countj't repretentatlvos at Trenton.
Clerk Wettervelt, of tho Iloard of Education, u
one or the moat proficient organltta In tbe city.
Mr. William T. Evans la an art enthualott and bas
one of the flnett private collections In Jcney City.
Cornellut Zabrltkle, the well-known banker, It
the largest atockholder of the Union Ferry Com
pany or llrookljn.
Mike O'Donnoll, the populcr clerk or tbo Court of
Bcttlona, will abandon court duties for others,
lie baa been appointed Atalttant rostmatter.
reter Henderson, the seedsman, converts a large
lection or tbe hill Into a (lower garden In the
spring. Tbe grounds about hit bouse are the
HEARD AT THE CITY HALL
Tbe following bits of conversation wero over
beard at tbe Cltr Uallt
"JametO. nialoe has Drlght's disease and can
not live much longer. "
" Tbero goci tho little fellow who noltu tbe Cigs
and pnmpi the water. "
"Tbe Aldermen are receiving tickets for the
early picnics. "
" When a crowd of Mew York aldermen arrive
in Albany tbe bartenders have to postpone their
" Whoie turn la it to work tbe growler to-day t"
asked one of the Ctty Hall reporters.
" It la my tarn, " replied a young lortbe, and be
started on hit Journey to Intorvlew Mayor Hewitt.
I bear that Pollco Commissioner John R. Voor
bis Is to succeed Gen. Newton as Commissioner or
"Er-Bonator Daggett says be Is out of politics,
bnt wlshei It to bo understood that be bas not ro
"If Police Jnttlcei were elocted there would
not be one of the preient Justices who would have
a chance or holding office. "
'They aro talking of having a torch-light pro
cession In Harlem becauto tho dog pond has been
moved up tbere."
"Dr. Isaac ltoblmon, of the Iloard of Asset
aora, saja that swelled head la a disease familiar to
politicians who sccuro a big offlce. "
' Nowadars conventions aro only ratification
meetlnga. They meet to ratify nominations made
beforehand by tbe bones. "
"lie was an Assemblvman and now be la
"Of course; you see be only served one term.
Yoa have to be re-elected ti be taken In."
Don't they take you In ' the first time ?"
"Yes; but tho second ' take you In ' la different
from tho first ' take yon In. "'
Mlaa Giddy (at a progressive ouchre part;) Just
look at me, Mr. Lavlaher, with tula borrld fool's
eap for a booby prize. 1 know I look like a fright.
Air. Lavlaher (never lost lor a compliment) Oh,
not at all. It'a very becoming. Juat suits your
style or beautr.
Senator Itesgan baa held pobllo office for fifty
years, bli first appointment being to tho position
of surveyor or publ'o lands In Texas, along to
wards tbe end of the thirties.
One ol tho old-timers In political lire Is Senstor
Isham a. Harris, who was Tennessee's war Gov
ernor. Ho waa first elected to the House of Ilepre
sentatlvea In 1849. He bas been In tho Senate con
tinuously ilnoe 1STT.
A Kimball (Dak.) Justice of the Peace bas made
the announcement that during leap year be will
charge no fee lor marrying couplea who will admit
that the match waa brought about by tne lady ex
erting ber leap-year prerogatives.
One ot tbe most successful ol orchid growers Is a
young New Jersey woman, who, finding herself in
straitened circumstances a few years ago, began
floriculture In a small way on a little piece of pine
land. Now ane has taken ber younger sisters Into
partnership and la doing a big business.
Prof. David Swing, the celebrated Chicago
divine, Is a diligent student. He rliea beforo e
o'clock each morning and rarely retlrea berore 13
at night. Ilia bard work Is done In the forenoon.
The Professor la fond or clocks, and his collection
Is second only to that of George W. CbUda, of
CapU Ike Shaltz, an old-time volnnteer fireman,
who la now dying In Louisville, was st one time
regarded as one ot tbe moat perfectly formed men
In tbe country, lie waa also considered the fleet
eat runner In tbe United States, and could beat
any man In a loo-yard dash with ease. Daring his
career he has run many racea and waa defeated
but once, and that was In New Orleans.
A two-story wooden building In Savannah that
waa erected by the members or Solomon's Lodge
in 1799, and was used by the Maaonlo fraternity
until 1658. Ii now being torn down to ruaae room
for a handsome structure. Many a noted Georgian
baa been Initiated Into Maaoury within 1U walls,
and It was there, In 1M0, that Oen. Lopez, tho
Cuban patriot, who waa aoon alter garroted In
Havana, .was mado a Mason.
Put Yanrselt In Ills Place.
tiVen Barptt 41iar.l
ii . Envious yoang man
I J II I (speaking ot favored
I "J I J ' rival) Yes, George Is
l J , jfjl clever and handsome, bnt
1 !b3 17m " '' bominably con-
I 'JjjQsrtj' oelted.
-'MitO IQ Sharp young lady Cat,
fiLnLl i"w 1 ir Mr" Dam,eT " ,ou r
JrraSllllwi i gliuiioint and clever
vfiBlUI VI n K? would DOt ,oa be C0D
tj J ' J JJ7 celled T (A lew moment's
Xyrj -'"' 7 W eflecuon, followed by
total collapse of Damley.
We Are Always la PrenU
(IVosi WotM April L)
Tni Evkhinq Wobxa, faithful to Its promise to
serve tbe pobllo with the news of the day In ad
vance of all contemporaries, scored another tri
umph yeaterday. A fall and able report ol the
first baseball game of tbe aeaton at the Polo
aronnda appeared In a baseball extra, which waa
for Bale on the doorstep of the alleged live after
noon paper nine minutes before that Journal had
started lit prettes. Tub K ininq world can bo
relied upon to givg tut people U mws flrsv.
A BEAUTIFUL VICTIM;
New York In the Seventies,
from tin Vettcttee Dlarv of
Supt. William Murray,
of the MttropolUan PoUce.
CHAPTER I Oontinobd.
(wbittbn ixrmssLT ron tub bvbnino wontrxj
I V iNSPEOTOlt Murray
W f huslncss connoclod
f Es lei with his dlstrlctonthu
l WS T "'ornlug of Oct. 1 of
I !Jb& S ) t'mt eventful year
A Hftk K when Cnpt. Ulnko, of
V rf "le Staton Island io-
Sjii 2 l'Oi was announced.
yvSsMB IIo was ndiuitted and
I " l when seated ho laid
boforo tho Now York Inspector an
anonymouB letter ho had received. IIo
gov.? a graphlo story of finding tho
mutlliatod body of a fomalo in a barrel
which was sunk in Bilvor Lako, but no.
whoro was thoro a mark of identity. Tho
anonymous letter merely said i
" Tho body found in tho barrel Is that of
Barah Victoria Connors, who dlod under pe
culiar circumstances. "
HE LAID UEF0I1E THE DETECTIVE AN ANONY
Inspector Murray oxnmlned the letter
critically and could not rccoguizo tho hand
writing, but becamo convinced Unit tho in
formation had boon vouchsafed in good
faith and v, as not tho work of tho historio
crank who invariably appenrs, immediately
after tho commission of a great crime, in tho
garb of a detective. Tho records of tho
Iturcnu of Vital BtntiBtlcs woro searchod and
this apparently harmloss curtincato was tho
Sarah Victoria Connors, twonty-olght years and
threo months old, dressmaker by occupation, born
In New York, realdenco third floor of No. SU7 East
Twenty-sixth street, dlod Juno IN, 1873. Last saw
her ullve Juno il7, 18TSL Had been In poor health
six months. Cause of deatb, consumption.
C. M. IIakkk, al East Tenth street
On tho back of tho certificate nppoarod an
entry showing that tho girl had been buried
in Cypress Hills Cemetery on Juno 29. by U.
11. Thorn, uudcrtaltor, of 210 Sixth street.
" Well, Captain," remarked Inspector
Murruy, aH ho laid tho ceitlflcato on lain desk,
" there certainly is nothing on the face of
that record to indicate any irregularity."
" No," 'was tho respouso of tho Captain
from Btaton Island. " I am as much at soa as
beforo, and I am weary following up cltto
after cluo only to flud tho mystery of Silver
Lake still more impenetrable."
" Leave this letter w ith mo," said Inspec
tor Murray, as tho intorview closed, " aud
rent assurod if tho Btaton Island crime has a
link in its chain of ovideuco inj this city wo
will Cud it,"
nXB BCANTILT PUnNISnXD APARTMENT OAVK
EVIDENCE or BU1NKMENT.
Tho Inspector was haunted by this anony
mous letter, and, though a Bilcnt messenger,
it scorned to hao n thousand tongues, whis
pering into his ear as ho walked through the
streets and hissing nt him in his hours of
slumber. Ho determined to invostlgnto tho
mnttor at all events, and on tho following
morning tho Inspector was niorged into tho
Hawkshaw a merciless aleuth.hound in tho
pursuit of n criminal and tho unravelling of
a great mystery. It v,aa impossiblo that
Vicky Couuors's body could bo in CyprosB
Hills Cemotery and out up and sunk In a bar
rol at tho bottom of Bilvor Lako at the sttmo
timo; and this was the great puzzlo. Capt.
Illako folt convinced that it boro no relation
to tho Btaton Island criino, and there his in
terest ceased, as ho turned his attention to
other channols and othor clues.
The New York Inspector, howovor, was
familiar with tho death oeriiflcatoaud burial
transit routlno, and know how easy a thing
it was to destroy a body after all tho legal
formula was complotcd, should that ex
tremity bo decided upon to hide tho evideuco
of crlrao. Who was Vicky Connors? who
wero her parents?-what was her modo of
life? and when did consumption sot in which
ended in death? wero tho questions which
suggostod thomselvcs to tho Inspector, He
determined to know this, and then ho could
tell whether his task was ended or had just
A SAD, BITTED UTE.
Mrs. Connors, tho mother of tho dead girl,
was poor, but her scantily furnished apart
ments gave evidence ot refinement and bet
ter days. Bhe was gentle and well educated,
but her life had beon made up of many and
.titter episodes, which wcaved a plcturo full
of dork aud forbidding shadows, with
scarcely a ray of sunshine.
Bho married ono of threo brothers who
woro well-to-do shoo manufacturers in Phil
adelphia, and ber new life opened auspi
ciously. Her first-born was n girl and was
christened Barah Victoria. When tho civil
war broke out two of the brothers entered
tho Union army, leaving Vicky's father in
control. Tho exigencies of tho war destroyed
tho demand for liner grades of work.ia which
Connors was engaged, and after a long and
bitter struggle he was thrown Into bank
ruptcy. This was followed almoit Immedi
ately by the nowi of a great battle in whloh
both of the brothers were slain.
MisronxtmE and death,
Mr. and Mrs. Connors and their fonr
children loft Philadelphia and took up tholr
resldonco in Brooklyn. Hero business ro.
versos followed and tho family were reduced
to tho verge of starvation. Thon tho hus
band and fnthor was attacked by hasty con
sumption and dlod. Mrs. Connors sought a
homo among tho Blinkers at Lebanon, but
left in disgUBt in two months and mado
Albany her homo. Bho placod tho threo
eldest ohildron, including Vicky, in tho
Btato Orphan Asylum and camo to this city
with her babo, and took simple quarters in
East Twonty-Bixth. Ntreot. Hut fato was re
lentloss in its persecutions, and Mrs. Connors
was stricken ill and was unablo longer to ply
hor uocdlo in support of herself aud child.
Then she took Vicky from tho asylum aud
mado hor a holpmoot in koeping up their
(2b be continued to-morrow.)
TO&t XMorofTU Xr.nlno WarH t
As I am a reader of Tub Evening Would, I read
some stories whloh hoys and rglrls wrote, so I try
my luck at writing a story, hoping yon will publish
It In your paper. I am thirteen years old, and I
live at 61 Olarkson street.
In a littlo cottago by tho roadsldo Bits an
old man and his two daughters. Laura, tho
younger, Bits by tho firesido reading a book,
whilo Jonnlo, tho eldor, darns Bomo stock
ings for hor fnthor. Further down tho road
is another oottago In which dwells Jonnio's
On tbo morrow Jennio and (Fred meet on
tho roadside whoro Fred has his coach wait
ing, and Fred proposes to Jennio that they
rido down to Fred's honse. They know noth
ing of tbe ono who is lurking near, hearing
nllthat is going on. Jonuie and Frod walk
to the coach while tho ono who is lurking
near follows thorn.
In tho cottago lies Jennio dying with the
fovor. whilu tho old man is mourning for tho
loss of his daughtor Laura, who has run away
On a steamship bound for tho city aro two
pooplo ; ouo is siokly whilo tho othor is as
bright as over. They sail two or throo days
more, whilo tho ono who is sickly gots worbo
and dies. Thon Laura is mourning for tho
loss of Fred, and as soon assho lands she gets
a ticket to go back again and ask forghenoss
from hor sister anil hor father.
Laura is now knoeling boforo hor father,
who has told her to leavo his houso, for sho
has brought her sister to hor grave who
mourned and fretted at tho loss of hor lover.
Laura begs her father not to turn hor out in
tho Btorui, but ho is stern and tells hor to go.
Bho goes aud meets with an accidont and is
tnkon to the hospital, and onco thero suffers
a fow days and dies.
This is Laura's folly. Sho parts two lovers
and kills thorn both, and at tho end rcponts
CArT. DAVE WEBDBR TELLS A STOKY.
Tbe Ingenloua Manner In which a 'Long
shoreman Tapped Conk.
Capt. Davo Wobbor is qulto a well-known
man along tho wator frout. Ho is about
soventy years old and has flgurntivoly speak
ing livod on tho Now York wharvos all his
"Ycs,"soid ho to a group of frlonds in a
Grand street saloon tho other day, " I guess
that I kuow what it is to bo n wharf rat,
'longshoreman and junk dealer as well as tho
next man, for that is my history.
" Ah a boy, I haunted tho wharves ; as a
man, I did odd jobs along BUoro : and now in
my old age I run a South streot junk shop.
' ' Tho tricks of tho 'longshoreman aro
many and clever. I'll toll you young fel
lows ouo of tho smartest of their tricks.
Borne years ago six I think I was watch
man on an East River pior whoro tho ships
from tho 'West Indies unloaded. There wore
a great many casks of Jamaica turn on tho
wharf aud I used to get complaints from tho
consignees that tho casks wero in somo cases
but three-quarters full. Somo ouo had been
tampering with them, yet tho casks did not
look as if thev had beon opened.
" I was told to koop u Bharp lookout, and I
did. Ono rainy day thoro wero eight or ten
'longshoremen loafing about the wharf and
eyiug tho casks of rum. I suspootod that
the boj s wero up to something and, unbe
known to them, I slippod bohiud a hogshead
at tho end of tho wharf.
"Tbo boys woro talking in groups, but
three of them came down my way and began
operations on a cask. Tw o of tho men kept
talking bo as to avort suspicion, but the third
fell to work. Ho had a gimlet, a enn and a
mallet. With tho mallet ho gently knocked
down two of the hoops. This spread tho
staves a littlo. Then he bored a hole betweon
two staves, inserted a straw, drew a whiff at
it, and then tho rum flowed freely into tho
" When it was filled tho follow plugged up
the hole and hammered on the hoops, and if
I hadn't caught him no ono would havo been
the wiser, but a few man would have had a
good drink for nothing,
" I hud the three I caught discharged, and
after that kept a Bharp lookout, and thero
woro no more complaints from tho consignees."
Merchants. Travellers and Others.
The BL James ahelters K. Carlisle, of Denver,
F. W. Aycr, of Bangor, Me., has rooms at the
IL N. Uaskln, a native of tbe Mormon City, Is at
o. Wm. Guild, or Boston, has apartmenta at tbe
Thos. It, Ilea, a rich merchant of Pittsburg, la
at the BL James.
The Grand takea care otc. H. Brown, of Boston
It. F. Henry, the lumberman of St. rani, Is
sheltered at tbo Qllsey.
J. cummlnin, a big real-estate owner or Indian
apolis, la at the BL Jamea.
It. Y. Thompson, ex-Secretary or the Navy, has
roomi at the Fifth Avenue.
Senator Frank Ulscock received many callers at
tbo Flitu Avenue tula morning.
William A. Cromble, a merchant from Burling
ton, Vt., tarries at the Fifth Avenue.
Jas. F. Wlltcrson, the Pittsburg manufacturer
of Iron furnaces, is at tho Firth Avenue.
County Judge J. 8. L'Amorroaux, or BalUton,
N. Y., has a suit or rooms at the Qllaey.
Tbe Sturtevant accommodates C. II. Crosoy, ot
Chicago, and F. Pullman, of Washington.
George Baker, an American who baa been living
In Switzerland, la registered at tne Hoffman.
A well-known and wealthy merchant or Cincin
nati, Isaac M." Jordan, la at the Filth Aveuue.
Tbere are two big railroad men at the Hoffman.
Jamea Barker, of Milwaukee, and J. L. Lewis, of
At the Aator tola morning: J. C. Garvin, or
Cleveland; 0, II. Head, Jr.. ol Washington; d A.
Godding, of Boston, and John N. Dunn, of At-
A Severe Teat.
irrvx JVJk. I
p. Stranger What are
V4 EW your views on the Proul-
jffSJ OTwf bltlon question, Mr. Hay.
C 'h-rrTJri Fi'1 (emphatically)
-1 .1 Cjujl "j f- I'm with It, heart and
Z3 -mI ij. L Stranger Glad of that
XirFntwl wsff-! auupoae, then, yon
ZA ri5iL WtLwonldnt mind aiming
"ITl V ' 11. ,UM rVtrtBe pledge not to sell any
Xzlr ol yoar barley to a
Farmer (dnblonaly)-Ab. see here, stranger,
don't you taluk t (' pulling It a little bit too
HEARTY APPROVAL BY ALL
KNOWLEDGE BROUGHT A STEP NEAKIE 10
'MOSS KOW 8I1UT OOT.
Grntlfleatlen Over the Fact That the As
sembly Ilai Ordered tbe Free Lecture
mil to a Third Heading-Yonr. WorU
Incmed Who Are Food of KclentMc
Kindles, Hut Are Unable to Pursue Them.
Tho nows from Albany In regard to Tne
Evknino Wom-d Freo Lecture bill is
a Bourco of gratification to all in
terested in tho subject of publio educa
tion. Ab is shown by tho intorvlows
procured by The Evening Would reporters,
there aro many intelligent young working
men who have a stroug desire to study scien
tific subjects, and who aro unablo to do so
bocauso of tho want of facilities at present.
The fact that tho Assembly has ordered tho
bill to a third reading brings knowlcdgo ono
step nearer to all such.
Following aro intcniows with peoplo in
every station in lifo t
John Finn, florist, Sixty-soventh streot and
Bocoud avenuo, Boys that Tun Evenino
World's Locturo bill is an oxcollont thing,
and that a lecturo on botany especially, would
enlighten many peoplo who have flowers and
do not understand tho caro of them.
Lewis II. Dennett, a Third avenuo clothier,
said : " Tho Lecturo bill is a most excellent
idea just what tho pooplo want."
William Marr, the artlBt. of 10 East Four
teenth street, said: "I regard tho Free
Lecturo bill moBt favorably. It in by fnr the
best way of reaching tho masses and giving
the poor a liberal education. "
The Kov. Dr. Amos W. Lyford said that
tho bill had his hearty approval. Ho hoped
sincerely that it would becomo a law.
Itobort Gushing, the sculptor, favors tho
Peter Livochlld, tho Broadway jewollor,
said: "My son is very fond of scientific
studios and reads a groat deal on such sub
jects. Ho has always expressed a desiro to
attend lectures, but has been unsuccessful
in his searoh for free ones. His caso is only
one of manv. It would be tho best thing in
tho world if a Freo Lecture bill were passed,
whoroby tho working pooplo could loarn tho
rudiments of science"
James B. Evans, who is employed in ono of
tho largo breweries uptown, is an cnthuBias.
tic advocato of tho Freo Lecturo bill. He is
fond of study, but cannot indulge this tasto
owing to lack of timo in tho day and lack of
facilities at night.
Franz Vetta, tho basso, becamo interested
when an Evenino Would reporter spoko of
tho Freo Lecturo bill. Mr. Vetta has trav
oiled much abroad. IIo said ; " In foroign
countries tho system of having schools for
scionco exclusively is universal and teachers
well up In what they teach aro employed by
tho governments to lecturo to tho masses on
Bcicuttfio subjects. I think it would bo tho
best thing that could hnopon should such a
system bo organized in this city."
Harry Waito, tho advertising agent, said :
" I inn thrown into the company of poor
peoplo continually and havo hoard much
comment on The E enino WonLD's action
regnrdiug tho freo loctures. In all cases opin
ions havo boon in favor of it. I havo not
heard ono unfavorable opinion."
WHENCE THE PAINT?
Spodmen of a Hplrlt Landscape and Qaeai
lions SuKHCSted by It.
To Ike XHter tf M J?rnfn WtrUi
I have carefully read tho account given in
The Evenino Woiild of tho pictures mado
by spirits for Luthor It. Marsh, and I observe
that your reportor doos not say whethor
paints wero in tho sconco room or not at tho
timo tho pictnros were producod. no doos
say that that thoro is no mark of brushes on
LANDSCAPE BY OLASOOW SPIBITS.
tho canvas. I am not much concerned
whother tho likonossos aro good or not.; tho
yuohtion Is, whether tho thing is fact or
I incloso you a photograph ono of many
of a painting douo at Glasgow under similar
conditions as your reportor describes, but in
addition to tho modium being in tho seance
room along w ith others all tho materials needed
for producing a painting wero provided, in.
eluding paints aud brushes. Tho painting
was dono in tho dark, in oil colors, the timo
occupiod being a few seconds.
Tho question is, who painted tho pioturo ?
Wob it tho modium, David Duguid, or tho
spirit of Jan Stein ?
If tho medium is not the person, who docs
tho work who doos it ? And if the spirits do
not, in tho caso of Mr. Marsh, use brushes,
who supplies the paint ?
I cure not which way it is. only lot us havo
tho facts. Yours truly, I. T, Buodes,
SS3 Third avonue.
The Noise Should IIo Htopped.
TV f r.iiler of TA nn World t
Will you allow a constant reader of your
valuable paper a littlo spaco to express his
disgust and contempt for tho loafers that
oougregato in Wost Thirty.second street, be
tw oin Soventh and Eighth u onues, nightly,
and by their acts and insults make them
selves obnoxious to pos$ers-by ? Detween tho
above-named avenues young men aud young
5 iris congregate around tho doorways and
anoo and sing, now and thon accompanied
by the strains of a harmonica, disturbing tbo
ipiictnoss of the humblo hotuos of tho poor
w orkiugman. " Ono of the finest " is seldom
seen in this neighborhood, but to his credit
it may be said that his presence for tho time
being acts like a soothing syrnp, and for a
Bhort timo stops tho noise. Would it not be
well for u detective to mako his nppoarauce
shortly after tho policeman, and if necessary
mako an arrost, thereby proving to tho night
hawks that they must keep within the bounds
of propriety ? A Woukingman.
Farmers nnd tbe Half Holiday.
IfYoat IA( Jsiritn' World.
The money-power la relying upon what It calls
the Granger vote" tbe represcntatlvca of farm
ing communities to secure the repeal or modifica
tion of tbe Saturday half holiday.
It Is natural that farmers, who In the busy time
or the year work longer and harder than any other
class, should, at first thought, object to giving
mh., tnllftrt a atilftil half hnllil&r each wear mi,-
dally if It Inconveniences them In their customary
bourafor "going to the bank." But they ought
to consider tne difference in the situation. To
go to town " on Saturday ti half a holiday for the
farmer, lie does a littlo selling and a little baying,
awapa goislp or talks pollllra wlih his acquaint
ances, and haa a change and let-up from his work.
Ou rainy days, too, and In the long winter, most
farmers either rest altogether or do but halt tne
work ordinarily performed at other aoaiona. And
they have pure air and healthful surroundings at
all t tries.
With city toilers everything It different. Their
work la lnceasant throughout tne year. It lacks
variety. Frequently It muat be done la bad air or
amid the clatter ana roar of machinery. The dis
tance of tbe homes from the shops or stores In
multitudes of oaaes la ao great that no daylight re
maina for outdoor Ills during a large part of the
The Saturday half holiday Is needed to give the
working people in cities any time tor recreation,
pleasure or Improvement. Business of most sorts
banking In particular could easily adjust itself
to the law If It were known that It la the settled
policy or tbe State to encourage this concession to
the nttda ot the loners, tho taw should stand.
BLOSSOMS FROM EASTER BONNETS.
Baiter bonniu bloomed ratuir Infrequently amid
tbe vait throng that surged up and down both sides
pf "thi avinus" yesterday, bnt In lbs erowdid
ehurchci one taw more ot these leaionable vanlUif.
A mirked prifirenoe appeared for illvir tray
straws. They were seen trimmed with shaded
blue ribbons and curly feathers.
A pretty gray atraw English walking hit bad on
It a apray of pink apple bloasomi and gray and sil
A dark bluo wide hat was trimmed with yellow
A black straw turban bad a puff of dark green
velvet and a wreath of starry blackberry blosaoms.
A dark green tulle hat was trimmed with rod and
A green bronre straw bonnet bad littlo cluster!
of shades of blue, pink, brown and cream bows.
A gold-colored straw was trimmed with shades of
Dark brown bats were trimmed with pink and
Dark bluo straws had trimmings of shaded blues,
yellow and silver.
Alight brown or ecru tartan had a twist of
darker velvet and a big bow la front with a knot
of violets and leaves.
A black turban had yellow jonquils.
A pretty black Iico bonnet was trimmed all
around tho face with dangling gold ijqulna.
Children's bats bave wide brims and moderately
Many hats have long ribbon stroamers behind.
A pretty, email leghorn bonnet waa decorated
with black plcot-edged vehet ribbon, scarlet pop
ples and two dark green quills.
Violets trim many hats and bonnets.
Very amall crashed roses aro In great favor.
TO CATCH THE FLEETING NOTE.
A New Instrument to llccord Improvisa
tions on the I'lnno.
Beneath tho key-board of an upright piano
in Pond's is a queor, box-llko contrivance
It seemed bo out of place to the eyo of an
Evehino Would reportor who noticed it yes
terday that ho inquired its use.
" That is an automatic musical rocording
attachment," ho was told. "For a great
many years inventors havo been at work
attempting to perfect an attachment for the
piano which would record improvisations.
For a longer timo composers and amateur
musicians have desired such a machine to
capture tho hundreds of beautiful molodios.
purnscs nnd thonios which aro tho inspiration
of tho moment nnd aro forever lost with the
inspiration. For tho lack of such an attach,
mont bomo of tho most beautiful croaturos of
tho mastor minds in musio havo sot tho air
vibrating but onco.
"Inventions of this character havo suc
ceeded in a measure, but all havo been more
or loss faulty hi tho matter of complication
and liability to get out of order.
" I think, however, that all tho difficulties
in tho w ay havo been Burmouuted by tho in
ventor of this attachment. I havo tested It
and it rocordod faithfully ovory detail of
noto-valuo, timo nnd key."
Tho attachment is n compact arrnngoment
fixed directly benonth the key-board of the
instrument nnd consists of a series of pen
cils, which work automatically upon a roll of
paper moved by clock-work. There is n pen
cil for each koy of tho instrument.
Tho paper is rulod longitudinally, tho
pencils playing in tho spaces. Tbo black
notes aro represented on the paper by tho
cross-ruling of tho spaces corresponding
Whou in tho humor for improvisation tho
musician sits down to his instrument aud
touches a spring which starts .the clock-work
and sets his recording machine in motion.
Every noto that it is his pleasure to strike on
tho piano is accurately recorded ou pencilled
lines on tho roll. Tho length of tho lines
determine tho relative value of tho notes.
Of course, the music recordod is not writ
ten in musical characters, but it is an easy
matter for a trained musician to translate it
it into regulation musical manuscript.
In fact, it is said to bo easier to road than
many bad manuscript pieces.
The inventor of this wonderful work of
mechanical genius is Bruno Greinor, a Ger
man musician who hns for many yoars been
at work upon the problem how to mako musi
cal composition easy.
FUN FOR AFTER DINNER.
A Leap-Yenr Explanation.
Vfim Trxa. Sflingt,
Griggs Seo here, SUmley, a word with you be
fore you go. You've been calling on my sister for
three months, and I thing It's about time to ask
BUmley Ferfcctly honorable, Tom. She pro
posed tome to-night, and we'll be married aoon.
Honeymoon In Clilcou.
Mrs. rorclpacker (tearfully) If I shonld die,
daillng, you wouldn't over
Mr. 1'orcipaLker Huah, dear! Walt until you've
lived here Ave years,
Itaunl to tbe Occasion,
Passenger You must do with a quarter this time,
Augustus. I haven't anything less than a hundred
Falace Car Fortor I can change It fo'yon, sab.
Uobley Didn't seo any April fools yesterday, I
suppose, Grslton T
Grafton I 'b wud byself. Uatcbew I Cabe out
Id a dew apri'giuit, you dow.
Tbe Itlglit Color.
Frou T.iat Slflluol,
Walter Ian't that a splendid winoT
Guest it baa a lino fluvor. Tho color pleases me
Walter I shonld smile. Maybe tbe boss didn't
have a time getting It up to tho color. He had to
ransack ail tbe drug atores in town.
Force of II nb It.
Fark Policeman Git off dat grass derel yon,
Park Commlsiloner (lacing about) lteport at tbe
arsenal Immenlately, sir! Aren't you ashamed to
nae such Uuguane when In uniform?
Policeman 'Xcuse me, boss: slathered 'f I
know'd 'twas you. I waa only 'pointed ylsterday.
Been a keeper fur free years in der Ward's Island
He Was Full of Lite.
From Oarp.rt JJamxr.i
' Yoar money or yonr life I" demanded a root
pad or a pedestrian who at a lato hour one night
waa treading hlaway along a daik and narrow
" Pre more lire than money, " replied tbe pedes
tilan, and proceeded to demouatrate bla posieeitoa
of the former In such a manner that, an hour later,
when the would-be robber gathered hlmiell op
from the dust, he felt ot bis body all over to assure
himself thst he was something more than a salt ot
MODERN GOOD SAMARITANS.
SOME Of THE OflABITADLE WORE OF NEW
lOMC C1TI IIEOBEWa
Tbe flood Showing aud Benevolent Work of
the Mount HlnnJ Hespltal, Ibe Hebrew
Orphan Asylum, the Technical Schools
the MontcOore Home for Chronlo Invalids
and the Home for Aged lit brews.
Thoro aro 125,000 Hobrows In Now York.
Their namos groot tho eye from slgnB on
nearly evory mcrcantllo building in the eity.
They aro a thrifty raco, and are aecrodited
with having cut a sound sot of eye-teeth.
They aro something olso bosidos traders.
Thoy aro religious, and yet uuobtrusjvo in
tholr observance of their religious customs.
They are social, yet exclusively so. They aro
charitablo, yot so unostentatious in their i
charity that it may be truthfully said that I
their right hand knows not what tholr loft I
dooth. Iudcod, so firmly rooted is the idea
that Now York's Hebrew citizens aro on
grossed in tho occupations of trado, that
tholr many charities aro lost Bight of.
Yet no fcoct or pooplo or Now York havo so
amply and so wisoly provided for tholr poor
or weak members as havo tho Jews, And
thoir charities aro not restricted to people of i
tholr own religious creod. Tho good that
thoy havo dono and aro doing is Immeasurable.
Tho last annual report or secretary do
Witt J. Soligmau, of tho Mount Sinai Hos
pital, sinned by President Hyman Blum,
Isaao Wallnch, Samuel M. Schafur and fifteen I
other officers, all Hebrews, contains this par
agraph. "In tho walks of lifo the stranger falling
by tho roadsido is tenderly cared for by
those drawn to him by feelings of humanity.
Thoro is but ono thought in thoir minds to
Mount Sinai Hospital was incorporated in
1852, and is located at Lexington avenuo.
Sixty-sixth and Sixty-Boventh streets. Last
year 1,790 patients were admitted, and 1,635
wero cared for free of charge, with no in
quiry as to their raco, creod or condition.
Dying Hobrows left to tho hospital legacies
amounting to $23,450 in 1887, aud this, added
to gilts from tho 1,800 members of tho socioty,
patrons and other sources, brought tho ro
coipts for tho year up to $82,039. Yot tho ox
ponses of tho hospital for tho year oxceeded
this by nearly $3,000. Thero aro 190 pationts
in this institution at present
In Tenth avenuo at Ono Hundred and
Thirty-eighth street tho Hobrows havo tho
finest aud most completo orphan asylum in
Now York. Tho buildings aro capacious and
admirably arranged, and tho management is
most rational. Tho grounds aro delightful,
and moro than five hundred orphaned littlo
onus find n homo bore a homo in fact as
well as in uamo, under tho Buperintondency
of kind Dr. Uarr.
In Sluvvesant street tho Hobrows maintain
a " Technical School," in which 150 boys aro
learning mechanical trades under tho effi
cient supervision of M. Leipzigor. Georgo
II. Hoffman is tho Fresidont of the socioty
under whoso auspices tho school is working.
The boys como to tho school from all para of
tho city, and at noon each day they aro served
with allot dinner. Tho school is accomplish
ing much in educating tho lads for a working
All Now York had its oyes openod lest
winter at tho stupendous success of tho fair
for the bonofit of the Montclloro Homo for
Chrouio Invalidst which was held twclvo
dayB and nights in tho now Central Park
Garden, at tho Grand Circlo entrance to
Central Park, now occupied as a riding
Among tho great names whoso services in 1
bohalf of their fellow-beings have illumined
the records of benevolent action during this
century, none shines with brighter offulgcnco
than that of Sir Moses Montollore, "the old
man munificent." In 1884, prompted by a
dosiro to fitly coniniemmorato tho one hun
dredth birthday of Sir Mosos, Jncob H.
Schiff, Jesse Soligmau, Isaac Wallach,
Snmuol 21. Schnfer nnd othor Hebron s
whoso names havo becomo associated with
many charitablo undertakings, formed an
organization which crystalizcd two years
later in the corporation known as the Montc
lloro Home for Chrouic Invalids, and Oct.
2G, 18SG, a comfortablo house was secured at
Eighty-fourth street and Avenue A, and
opened under happiest auspices, for it was
proclaimed that neither raco, creed nor con
dition would be looked into, and that tho
only question would bo as to the physical
condition of tho applicant.
Tho famous fair oponed on Deo. 0, and it
Boomed as it tho whole Hebrow population
turned out to givo thoir mites to the projeot.
For two weeks thero was a tierfoct oxodus
from tho Jewish homes of the city to tho
scone of tho fair. Adolph L. Sanger and
Samuol M. Schafor, the oommittee appointed
for the purpose, reported that the magnifi
cent sum of $158,071.81 had been realized by
To tho " women of Israel " was genorously
given all the credit for this success. Ana
now tho " Homo " is not adequate to the de
mands upon it, and a massivo and appro
priate structure is in course of erection In
tbo Boulevard at One Hundred and Thirty-
The recent charity boll of tho Purlm Asso
ciation hud for its beneficiary the Home for
Aged and Infirm Hebrews, n model Institu
tion in One Hundred and Fifth streot, near
Ninth avenuo. The Home was described in
conjunction with The IJvenino Wobld'b
throe-column report of the ball.
Tho most pleasant thing about tho Hebrew
charities is the entire absence of tho air of
tho " institution" ubout them. The old
folks at this homo aro neatly dressed, the
mon in broadcloth and the women as thoy
It is so in all tho Hebrew homes and asy
lums. Thoro is no watchful Saueers, gruel
nor tar. water : no soup-kottlos full of boil
ing meat or vegetables; no musty, prison
sinoll. Uniforms aro not forced upon the
forms of the unfortunates who are compelloa
to accept of charity, and everything Is ex
An Illustrntlvo Ueply.
ii. ltev. Mr. Rlguter (-
C3 -4-ki j- enring material for his
I py lr 1 great work on prison r
rtQz- form)-To what do yoa
JfflVW-T attribute yoar present
frjjq Kp" "I Position t
iMiwW" uwvr. Long -Armed Boiaiey
IhSlTfilBm ,paUD,t ,rom n
)Sj WV tomofblsh.art-Pocket.
"""""IVjj plckln', boas.
The Flying Dove of Peace,
A rlehly frosted quWuine-. fljlng Dots. X Dream ol
Lifo screen caUodar, An Imported Ideal bead. An Im
ported floated snow scene and a full set ot nacslBoent
floral carda. Fourteen artlatlo pieces. Bent tosayoae
who vlll buy from a druggist a box ol the genuine Pa.
O. MoLAHi'e Oilxbbatxd LtvsB Pitii (prloe 3t eta.)
and mall as the outelde wtspper from tbe box with I
cents In stamps. Write your address plainly. FlJUUSa
Uaoa., Pittsburg, Pa,
Dn. O. McLame'i Ltvxn Piixs are a su eare tot'
Sick Headache, IlUloosness and DjrapepeU. Tbe aie
peooliarl adapted for ladles, and are abeolotelr sale.
Prepared born tbe purest materials.
rt-HssHaIialiii.,r , vnVi mite fatlta-vl