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Charges have been frequently made
that the decisions of Western courts on
points of law arc sometimes more the
reflection of political than judicial opin
ions. Apparently there is an opportunity
just now to apply the same criticism to
the Empire State. A; few weeks ago a
county court decided the legislative re
apportionment, upon which the Demo
crats are largely depending for control of
that State, to be unconstitutional. This
ruling was recently affirmed by the
Western term of the Supreme Court at
Buffalo. The Kepublicans manifested
great glee ovei these decisions, but the
Democrats did not seem at all worried,
and made no effort to replace the pre
sumably unconstitutional statute.
This Democratic serenity is largely justi
fied by events. The General Term of the
Supreme Court at Saratoga yesterday de
cided that the reapportionment was all
right The question has yet to be passed
upon by the Court of Appeals, which is
the highest judicial authority in New
York. As this is the tribunal which is
accused of straining the law and setting
aside the expressed will of voters to give
the Democrats control of the State Senate
last winter, it is not difficult, In the light
of the precedents, to judge what the
forthcoming decision will probably be.
The outside public is not asked to pass
upon the merits of the New York appor
tionment It is no doubt not much better
nor worse than the average gerrymander.
But the fact that Republican courts de
clare it void and Democratic Judges pro
nounce it valid raises a question as to the
manner in which such conflicting decisions
are reached, in -which the entire public
has a vital interest
,4, - -, ,--sT r."T-Hrrf'I
experience "mommy on- icarum u
"destructive storms will cross the
continent from the 17th to the 23d," or
that "Mars being in opposition earth
quakes and tidal waves will be observed
on the south Atlantic coast" Also we
shall be relieved from the fatigue that
overcomes us when wo see an autumn
gale claimed as verification for a cyclone
prophecy and a summer thunderstorm
made to do duty as an electrical convul
sion or seismic disturbance add a tidal
wave all in one.
Lst us adopt the method of Java ana
bribe the prophets to silence. It will be a
rest cure for the people as well as the
prophets, and that Is what both need.
The facts already developed demon
strate conclusively that the disastrous
wreck on the Ft Wayne Ballroad at
Shreve was due to carelessness of one
form or another. Just where the direct
personal responsibility Is to be laid can
only be ascertained by the evidence at the
Coroner's inquest No time or trouble
must be spared to bring out every detail
at this inquiry Into the loss of twelve or
thirteen human lives. If the conductor
and engineer of 'the freight train are
found guilty of criminal negligence they
must be as severely punished as the law
allows in order that others In similar cases
may have their grave responsibility prop
erly brought home to tnem. uui u mil sun
devolve upon the railroad company to de
visemeans by which the risk of their passen
gers' lives from the carelessness of their
employes may be reduced to a lower mini
mum than has hitherto been obtained.
Just so soon as railroad corporations
adopt the far-sighted poiicy of placing the
security of the public before the security
of their dividends, or other profits, means
will be found to make such wrecks as
this a practical impossibility. The insti
tution of a proper block system, the estab
lishment of telegraph offices at such sid
ings as this at Shreve, and, in general, the
adoption of all available mechanical ap
pliances as a complement to the unre
liability of human agencies, will obviate
the npcessity for orders which may be
misunderstood or can be disregarded,
without the most flagrant criminality on
the part of train crews.
The details which will most effectively
enhance the safety of the public are mat
ters to be best settled by those engineers
who have made the study of such devices
their specialty. What the public ssees at
present Is that the railroad companies, In
varying degrees, deem money considera
tions of supreme importance and regard a
secure service for their servants, the pub
lic, as altogether a secondary matter.
What the public demands is that these
aggregations of wealth shall realize their
privileges abd consequent duties and ac
cord to those whom right would make
their masters the scrupulous care which
is their duty.
A DOGMATIC UNTRUTH.
Wild-cat banking wonld be Impossible In
these days, and the repeal of the 10 per cent
tax on State bank circulation could not
possibly bring it back.
This from the New York World typifies
the dogmatic assertion which is the sole
defense that the Democratic organs can
find for the reactionary proposition of the
Democratic platform. Wild-cat banking
is not impossible in these days. There
have been numerous and notorious ex
amples within the past few years of the
facility of unscrupulous men in getting
hold of the funds of the people, until the
swindle has become too notorious to catch
any more gudgeons. The abundance of
smashes of private banks, loan companies
and investment societies which have
filled the newspapers renders It peculiarly
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been- cited' as reawras for the absence of
campaign paraphernalia. But surely noth-,
init can keep the pent up enthusiasm from
bursting into its noisiest manifestations
now tbat Victoria Woodhull Martin and her
Amazonian oohorts have enteied the Presi
If Peck be proven a criminal Peck's re
ports will be discredited, and so likewise
will those whose carelessness" was responsi
ble for the appointment of a man with law
By the time the arbitration of American
and English rights in and around Bering Sea
haB reached a conclusion, there is every rea
son to believe that a more -wide-reaohlng
question as to sealing rights of a three-cor
nered nature W1IU liusomnn urn uiiu 1J
will be ready for adjudication.
By all means let the city be provided
with furnaces adequate to consume its
garbage as soon as possible. And let its col
lection and consumption both be a purely
When all politicians act from principle
and esohew ""self-interest as a motive tho
millennium will be here. Meanwhile the
fewer the bargains made with votes and
offices as exchangeable commodities, the
smaller will be the number of promises vio
lated after November.
The absence of proper laws to prevent
tho overcrowding of tenements or lodging
nouses does not relievo the owners or the
same of one whit of thoir moral responsi
bility. It really begins to look as though Hew
Tork harbor miebt safely be relieved of
nnarnntlned vessels to mako room for the
naval display next month, if Hamburg and
one or two other ports can be persuaded to
act charitably in the meantime.
Peck will probably be punished if due
ovidence is adduced in support of the charge
against him, though the law courts of the
Empire Bute are peculiar in semi-political
Every month of dependence on a filthy
water supply exposes Allegheny citizens to
the dangers ofnot merely one but many
diseases, and procrastination in the matter
of reforming this evil can only prove the
thief of lives.
Happy-go-lucky is no system upon
which to run railroads, and the sooner rail
roads realize it the better for them, as well
as for the long-suffering public
vAny man with an observant eye and a
capacity for discernment cannot fail to see
in all the industries around him proofs of
Protection's benefits that stand on their own
merits, and are irrefutable by the biased
Koch's positive assertion that cholera
will re-appear in l.amburg in the spring
should contain a significant warning for
apathetic American optimists.
What a commentary on civilization It
is that when white citizens of the South fall
out among themselves each faction seeks
the support of tho suffrages of those whom
all so recently united in calling unfit for its
The further Labouchere goes in the bitter
ness or his opposition to Gladstone the more
clearly he defines himself a disappointed
se eker after notoriety.
KEPT AT BAT.
There seems to be little or no danger of
a further spread of cholera In New York
at this time. For this the whole country
will be truly thankful since it Is relfeved
thereby from the fear which was cast over
it by the imminent peril. Prompt isolation
where it reached the city, and quarantine fatuous to rely on the parroUike assertion
,.. i :-j v ,-,,,. voqt, I'tlmt. -mfi havft-nrnoTessed bevond the reach
ueicliliuu uuviabcu uic ucucosiby iwi uojr
Hamburg wantonly exposed America
to the dangers of cholera. Now let America
come to Hamburg's assistance In the time
of its dire necessity. So only can this coun
try avenge Itself nobly by returning good
CAMPAIGN NEWS AND COMMENT.
Mtjbat Haxsxead has withdrawn his
concession as to the continued solidity of
the 8outh. Ho thinks that the Joy with
which his utterances of a week ago were re
ceived by tho Democrats is evidence that
they wore in a state of alarm concerning that
hitherto nnlted section, and he proceeds to
file some exceptions to his own predictions.
In his latest letter Mr. Halstead says: "Evi
dently the Democrats hive raispdnp against
themselves on Southern soil a crop of fight
ing white men who are giving them serious
trouble. The Democratic party is plainly
no longer invincible in tho South, as it is not
any more held to be infallible. The Ala
bama, Stato Convention of the lGth was an
event of the first magnitudo, and the dex
trous solution of a difficult question rises to
statesmanship. The People's party and the
Alliances and tho Kolb Democracy have
been handicapped by the burdensome weak
ness of the Omaha platform and ticket.
Behold how tho Constitution of tho United
States suggests the broad road out of per
plexity! The contest is against the
Democratic partisan despotism. Xhe
point is, the Democrats shall not con
tinue to count out white men against
them, as they do the negroes. The problem
was how to concentrate thooppositlon. An
unpledged electoral tloket in each State in
structed against Cleveland does it. The
eleven candidates for electors in Alabama
named on September 16, oan if eleoted, cast
thelr-votes for General Harrison or Geneial
Weaver, or any other cittzen of the United
States eligible under tho Constitution, for
Adlat Stevenson, Whltelaw Held, Walter
Q. Gresham, James G. Blaine, David Bennett
Mill r.nvnrnnr TSMnwnr or Tom WatSOn.
This Is going back to the Constitutional
5rivilcges and prerogatives of the people,
he whole of the opposition of tho South to
the Democracy may be rallied on this plat
form of the Constitution to exercise their
rights according to the method contem
ni.mn vw thn fnimrinm nf the Government.
Tho example of Alabama should be followed
In every Southern State, and the proclama
tion sounded through the land that the Con
stitution affords the weapon to bieakthe
Demnoratio party fettorsof the people of
the South." '
WnrLE Eastern Democratic leaders are
endouvoring to modify their platform decla
ration on the tariff, Henry Wattarson
comes ont with this declaration: "We de
clare that the Government has no right,
constltntional or otherwise, to raise a dollar
by taxation except for Its own ue, econom
ically administered, and we propose, when
we get the power, to put our revenue sys
tnm in a. tnt of transition from the Dolicy
or protection, whioh now prevails, to a pol
icy of free trade whioh shall prevail."
October 8 is the last dayfor paying the
tax which Pennsylvania continues to make
a necessary preliminary to voting. The
Philadelphia Public Ledgir makes an earnest
appeal to all citizens to pay this tnx from
their own pockets, saying: "The ChairmRn
of the Democratic City Committee has is
sued a circular reciting the illegality of
voting upon the receipts provided by a
party organization and has announced that
his committee does not intend to purchase
any. ,Mr. Wilhere may, jposslblv, be mak
inz a virtue of necessity, but the ex
ample he sets should be followed
by the Republican Committee, and
both parties should determine to keep out
tho votes of person's who havonotpaid their
own taxes. To permit a party committee to
pay for one's receipt is to accept a petty
bribe, and yet, humiliating as it is to admit,
thousand" of voters in this city are in this
discreditable position. No wonder Austral
ian ballots are necessary when respectable
men, who can afford to pay their own taxes,
will .tneent recaints from naitv workers-
receipts paid for by assessments levied upon
policemen, lnmplightei-s and gasliouse stok
ers." The practice of pui chasing tax le
celpts bv TJ.irtv committees is much more
extensive "in Philadelphia than elsewhere
thioughont the State, although by no means
unknown In Allegheny county.
De. Flood's nomination for Congress in
the Erle-Crawrord district has apparently
aroued a flood of opposition, which It will
be difficult to stem.
A. C. Fischxb. Sec'y.
Krw Toek. Sept. a, iss.
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GEN. SICKLES PK&ISES HARBISON,
A DAY OF WEDDINGS.
CnrNESE residents have a perfect right
to test the new regulations in the couits.
But they will have to abide by the decision
whatever it be.
ing watch and ward over a number of
cases that would have been uncontrollable
if permitted to mingle with the people.
It is to be hoped that the scourge has
tried its worst and failed for the present
But the lessons so emphatically taught by
recent events should be laid to heart and
kept in constant use. Quarantine appa
ratusincluding funds ior manipulating
it must be provided everywhere, and by
no means least in such a center for immi
gration as Pittsburg. It is worth noting
that Professor Koch expects the disease to
manifest itself in Hamburg again in the
spring. Watchfulness and ubiquitous
cleanliness must be the perpetual watch
word of America.
THE VETERANS DISPERSE.
Last night saw the end of the business
of this year's Grand Army Encampment
wound up by general festivity. Hither
and thither the veterans are taking their
homeward way, many of them seizing the
opportunity to revisit the scenes of their
bygone struggles that they may once
again renew the much-prized memories of
arduous toils. What enormous changes
must strike every observer in his surround
ings of to-day as compared with those of
nearly thirty years ago. Each year seems
to see a maximum of public enthusiasm
on behalf of these heroes of the nation,
yet every encampment brings to light a
stronger love and reverence for the sur
vivors and a brighter honor for the de
parted. General Palmer's speech was notable
mainly for Its recognition of what the
pension laws have done and the magna
nimity with which he referred to the ex
Confederate soldiers. These are both
feelings to foster and both such as will
grow continually. Much of the welfare
of the organization depends on the Com
mander in Chief's tact 'in managing rou
tine matters and the settlement of such
difficulties as arise from time to time.
From what is known of Captain A. G.
Welssert, and still more from the motives
which led to his election, it is to be ex
pected that he will fill the office with
credit alike to himself and the Grand
Army of the Republic
AN ANTIPODAL, EXAMPLE.
The prophet business in Java is re
ported to possess a feature which might
be adapted to this country with profit. In
Java the profits of the prophetic business
are made to depend on their abstinence
from unfavorable prophesies. One of the
class has been getting an income of 5400 a
year for fifteen years for desisting from
the prediction oi a iioai wave wmen win
sweep over the island. If the people
begin to be remiss in their payments, the
prophetic mood comes on with dark hints
of disaster and the moneypromptly comes
to the front
The Javanese Idea is decidedly suited
for adaptation in this country. Here we
pay the prophets for prophesying the
most grewsomo disasters, perhapa under
the impression born of experience that
when cyclones, earthquakes and other
convulsions are predicted the greatest
security is insured. Perhap3 that is a
more reasonable superstition than
tho Javanese variety; but the antip
odal practice has a - decided
advantage outside of the superstitions.
If the American nronhets were employed
by the year to hold their, peace it would
that we have progressed beyond the reach
of financial dishonesty or recklessness.
But the issue of wild-cat bank notes is
impossible for one reason, and only one.
The peculiar aid to rascality in the power
to scatter worthless notes broadcast to
impose on the people is shut off by the
prohibition on the issue of bank notes ex
cept "under national regulation. Bspeal
that prohibition, place it within the power
of every one of the forty-four legislatures
to authorize banks of issue on whatever
terms the legislative fancy may dictate,
and the days of wild-cat banking will re
turn as sure as fate. It may be that the
knowledge of the people as to good cur
rency would lead them to refuse to accept
the entire issue; but that chance does not
a whit diminish the striped criminality of
Democracy in proposing toxevive the days
of worthless paper money.
The policy of the greenbackers and the
desire of the free silver men are sound
and stable finance compared with the
Democratic proposition to return to the
system of unsecured bank notes con
demned by experience thirty years ago.
REPUBLICANISM ET ITALY.
The cablegram from Rome to The Dis
patch indicates the strong trend of pub
lic opinion toward a Republican govern
ment in Italy. Popular feeling is helped
on m that direction by the belief that
KTinc Humbert's costly alliances are actu
ated by selfish dynastic motives. How
ever that may be, every true American
must believe that Italy would be the bet
ter for the adoption of a constitution re
sembling ours, though the transition
would be a costly one in a country so re
cently restored to comparative prosperity,
and even now in most precarious financial
The opposition which has constantly
characterized the Qulrinal's dealings with
the Vatican during Humbert's reign
makes it natural enough that Leo XIIL
should show no great activity in attempt
ing to stem the anti-monarchical move
ment But any positive aid to such a
revolutionary spirit depending on force
-would be entirely Inconsistent with the
wise course which the Pope has so recent
ly taken in ordering his clergy under other
conditions to give tneir allegiance to me
powers that be. If, however, the change
is sought solely in the election of repre
sentatives pledged on Its behalf and no
act is to be taken which is not counte
nanced by law, then Leo can consistently
lend the assistance which is at his dis
posal. Such action would be entirely in
keeping with his enlightened policy, be
sides being incidentally a great oppor
tunity for enlarging the power of the
There cm be little symathy for a store
keeper 73 years old who meets his death by
carelessness for public safety so great as to
allow a lS-year-old boy to handle a revolver
and cartridges as an intending purchaser.
a Brave Soldier Who Didn't
Substitute to the Trout.
WASniHOTOK, Sept. 22. BpeciaL It Is evi
dent that General Slocum and General Dan
Sickles, of New Tork, are not following Sen
ator Hill into camp. General Slocum, it will
be remembered, declared at the Chicago
convention that Mr. Clevelend could not
carry the soldier vote of New Tork. Gen
eral Sioklos was equally bitter in nis de
nunciation of Mr. Cleveland. Last night, at
a regimental rounion, the two New Tork
veterans took occasion to air their hostility
to Mr. Cleveland. General Sickles was par
ticularly vlndiotive. Wnllo ho did not men
tion Mr. Cleveland's name, the inferenca
was plain. "I know President Harrison,"
said General Sickles. "He was a brave
soldier. Ben Harrison sent no substitute to
the front. He went himself and did some
effective fighting. I have personal knowl
edge of his bravery on several occasions."
These remarks, coming from-the lips of a
Democrat, caused a sensation. It is freely
predloted hore that General Sickles, whom
Governor Hill appointed Sneriff in place of
the deposed Flack, will be found opposing
Cleveland In November.
BEBiTES OITEBED BY A TEUST.
The -Wall Paper Combine Getting in Its
"Work, bnt Will Have Opposition.
Nrw Tork, Sept. 22. The effects or tne or
ganization a few week9 ago of the National
Wall Paper Company, which includes all but
two important companies, are already be
coming visible in the trade. Letters solicit
ing business have been forwarded to vari
ous dealers, accompanying which are op
tions, in tho form of agreements that the
National Company contracts with the pur
chaser that if he shall for ten months from
September 1, 1S92, deal exclusively with tho
company the latter will after 11 months pay
to the purchaser 10 per cent on the total
purchases made during the ten months,
provided the amount has been paid in full.
William Campbell & Co., one of the firms
nH.1f4a ta onmMnA VflTA flflked if tuOV
would be able to meet the prices made under
.w.i.. r,o,of, "Wnwni" said their Mr.
Huppuch, "and we will place no restriction
on the buyer who places his orders with us.
MILTOH'S WATCH IN CHICAGO.
It Was Pawned In St. Louis a Tear Ago by a
Chicago, Sept. 22. According to a local
paper, the watch worn by John Milton in
life is to be seen In a shop in this city. It
was made by Thullliar in Geneva, in 1670.
The story is that it was pawned in St.
Louis about a year ago by the Marquis Cos
tello do Shamer, of Vorona, who found him
self short of funds. Ho exhibited acertl.
flcate of genuineness signed by the Curator
of the British Museum. The watch. It is
said, was made for Milton, with raised fig-
ures on tne uiai, uu nuii. mo uii-.u ,.- -w
read the time of day with his fingers.
Toung Hearts That WIU Brave the ChUl
Winds of Winter and the Frosts of Age
Together-The Downfall of tho Derby
Gossip of Society.
There was a brilliant gathering at the
Oakland M. E. Churoh last evening to wit
ness the nuptials of Miss Carlotta J. Ben
shaw and Mr. Samuel C. Barbour. A num
ber of Invitations had been sent out, and the
handsome church was crowded when Eev.
T. N. Eaton pronounced the benediction on
the pair, pronouncing them man and wire.
Tliebride wore a crepe de chine trimmed
with dnchesse lace, and carried white joses.
Her bridemaids wero Miss Sadie Johns and
Miss Belle Mathews. The ushers were
Messrs. Frank Stewart, Isaac Jenkins,
Charles Bradshaw, William Winterhalter,
Lew Brechtand James Horne. The wed
ding match from "Lohengrin" was plaved
as tho wedding party marched up the aisle.
There i a reception at the residence of
Georze a Boll alter the ceremony, but tho
bride and uroom did not stay long, for they
had to make the 9:20 train lor tne ijsc.
Their wedding tour will covir Washington,
New Tork and other Eastern cities. Upon
their return thev will live in Oakland. A
number of handsome presents testified to
the popularity of the young coupie.
At the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church
last evening, MUs Minnie Murphy, of Pitts
burg, became the bride of Mr. Kobert T.
Custard, of .Avalon. Kov. H. a Applegarth
officiated. Mr. G. W. Mason, of New Tork,
was the best man, and the nhers i were
Messrs. E. a Moore and G. W. Hoffman.
Miss Grace Johnston was maid or honor. .A
reception was held at Avalon after the wed
ding. It is there that Mr. and Mrs. Custard
The Ober-Ammergau Passion Play and
the Spanish bull fight have both been sug
gested as attractive adjuncts for the World's
Fair, and both proposals have been dis
missed. But surely at a grand international
exposition the cultured Veflnement of tho
day will not be fairly represented without a
seiiesof prize fights" open to the athletic
leaders of all countries fortunate enough to
possess them. America's Inventive genius
must look to the arrangement of this es
sential feature and see to it in good time
that disaster shall not arise from its omis
Blon. THE progress of the country may be sadly
retarded since it is quite possible that New
Tork will have no classic opera this winter.
AMONG its other charms, the Fall brings
with It rich opportunities for the develop
ment of disease germs amid the decay of
GENTLEMEN1 who see nothing but an un
avoidable "Job" in an effort to provide Alle
gheny with pure water will inevitably find
tbat a continuance of the present practices
wlU,be as bad a job as is imaginable.
Fusion is the result of trying two politi
cal organizations by the fire of opposing
odds, when both are found wanting in principle.
Louis Kossuth is suffering from the
fatigue of his recent receptions at Turin
and has been ordered to stay in bed.
It is now charged that Whittier had no
ear for music and that he conld not tell
"Tnnkee Doodle" from "Old Hundred."
Ex-Speaker Reed has blossomed out
as a platform orator. His first lecture will
be delivered in Boston October 17 on "The
Progress of Humanity."
The Marquis Guiccioli, the new
Italian Ambassador at Berlin, is a grand
nephew of the beautiful Countess Guiccioli,
tho friend of Byron. The Marquis was
formerly Mayor of Rome.
The Duke op Connaught, the Prince
of Wales, the Duke of Tork and a number of
other members of the British lloyal ramiiy
ore now established either at Balmoral or in
the vicinity for the sake of deer stalking.
General Booth has 380 men, mostly
broken-down drunkards at one time, work-inn-on
his farm a few miles out of London,
and they are described as a decent, industri
ous, useful and enthusiastic lot of people
Archduke Albrecht, of Austria, who
is lying critloally ill In Vienna, is looked
upon as one of the best generals of the Aus-tro-Huugarlan
army. His military talent be
came apparent iu 1835, when he commanded
the Austrian army in Italy and defeated the
Italians at Cusjozza.
Dr. Hansen, whose plan for seeking the.
North Polo is to Jab into the drifting ice in a
stout vessel, and resign himself to certain
ocean ourrents, proposes to lay in a four
years' supply or provisions when he finally
embarks on this voyage. He will also take
along an immense stock of patience.
Mrs. Lewis, of San Francisco, not only
owns the bU schooner Theresa, but she con
trols it entirely. She Is Her own shipping
clerk contract maker, supercargo, boss
stevedore, pnrsor, supply steward and re
pairs inspector, and there isn't a thing done
on or about tho vessel which she doos not
Senator John G. Carlisle, of Ken
tucky, looks like an ascetic He is tall and
spare with thin whito hair and mustache,
and is partial to a tall white hat and light
colored olothes, always with a frock coat,
which he keeps tightly buttoned. Senator
Carlisle's manners aregravoandreticent.He
is CO or thereabouts, and strides through the
THANKS to his own magnificent exer
tions. Ward MoAUlster achieved a national
prominence some tlmo ago. Ho should
therefore not be surprised when it hears
that the scion of his noble name is unable
to maintain a wife that the nation wonders
whether the wages of New Tork flunkeys
have been reduced or whether he (Ward Mo
AUlster) is possessed of a grudging spirit
unworthy of an illustrious society gentleman.
Notwithstanding the orders of the
Civil Service Commission and the announce
ment of President Harrison's position, cases
of the attempted assessment of Federal
officeholders aie coming to light. The
latest discovery is in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Under date of Media,September,12, the Dela
ware County Republican Executive Com-
'mlttee has sent out a circular letter to Gov
ernment employes, in which this language
is used: "The activities of a Piesldentul
campaign, require a reasonable amount of
money for puiely legitimate uses. The Re
publican Executive Committee is charged
with the conduct of the campaign threuzh
out Delaware county. Tou, as a Republican
officeholder, being doubly interested in the
success of the party in the eleotion of Harri
son and Beid, as your tennro of office en
tirely depends upon It, we feel Justified in
calling uDon to bear a share of the ex
pense. We therefore expect and solicit a
contribution from you, such an amount as
you feel able to give, assuring you that it
villi be dulv acknowledeed and Judiciously
expended." It 1 understood the attention
of Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt has
been called to this communication, and con
siderable curiosity is expiessed as to what
action, if any, will bo taken.
Pbize-pights, base-ball, cholera and the
relieve that tired f eeUng which the public jnecessity-for gathering tho harvest have all
Just a little Bluffi
It is no great trick to raise a big emer-mtii-v
rtind In New Tork. An emergency
jfuntt to seldom expended., -
The Harrisburg Call advises its con
stituents to "Read that ballot law once,
twice, thrice and oftcner."
J. J. Bichardson, the Iowa member of
tho Democratic National Committee, can
still discern a flickering rainbow In the
Western sky- He has been visiting Dem
ocratic headquarters at New Tork, and tell
ing tho faithful gathered there sucn stories
as this: "If a person wants to se'e real en
thusiasm ho wants to meet an Iowa Demo
crat. The Democrats of the Stato are just
as enthusiastic and industrious as they were
a year azo, when they carried the State for
the second time and eleoted Governor Boles.
The party Is stronger than it was a year ago,
so that I regard the chances now of carry
ing the State better than they wore when
Governor Boies was last lected. Cleveland
is intensely'.popular In Iowa, not only with
his party, but with the Republicans. Mr.
Harrison isTiot popular with his party in
Iowa. Iowa is a Blaine State. Had Mr.
Biaine been the candidate Iowa might have
been carried by the Republicans, but a3 it is
I cannot believe that Harrison has much
chance. Governor Boles ana an tne Demo
cratic leaders are working Just as hard as if
thev themselves wero personally Interested
in the result. Our State Committee is well
nnranized and is making good progress.
The repoits that have been received at
State headquarters ud to the time I left
home are highly gratifying." It would be
peitinent to inquire whether Mr. Richard
son was one of tho Hawkeye delegation
which declared at Chicago that noDeuiocrat
but Boles could cany Iowa.
The announcement tnat Mills, of Texas,
is to take tho stump in, the Northwest wilr
be received with glee by the Republicans of
The Bepublican candidate for Governor
of New Sersey, John Koan, Jr., expresses
the greatest confidence in Republican suc
cess In the mosquitoes' State this year. In an
interview he said: "We are In this fight for
business and not for pleasure, we nave
reason to believe that wo will carry the
State Just as tho Jersey City Republicans
carried tnelr city last spring, when they
won by 3,000 majority. The Democratic or-
. . .4 ,... I.a Ctala la ,-.
gamzation wiruuguuut mo u.,w , ",
ridden and unscrupulously wedded to ad
vance the selfish interests of individuals.
The State machine is but a branch of the
Jersey City ring. The poople overthrew the
Jersey City rascals, and 1 believe they aro
..i i.iMnr thn nroDor moment to deal
summarily with the Stato machine. Tho
Democratic party of New Jersey is not a
majority party, as the vote of ISsS plainly
shows. In that year, while Cleveland had a
plurality of 7,000 votes, yet he lacked sevoial
hundred or having a majority. In a State
having a total voto or J00.0C0, a margin of
7 000 is very narrow." Other advices from
able ground for Republican hopes, and that
the Demoorats are much disturbed by the
situation. The figures of four years ago are
almost sure to be reduced, If they are not
altogether wiped out.
HABRITY. and hilarity may sound some
what similar now; but, oh, what a differ
ence in November.
No White House Ambition.
Senator David B. Hill proposes to make
Albany his home hereafter.
THE BALD EAGLE SPOKE.
Davtd B. says he is a Democrat; but it
must bo clearly understood that it is a Hill
sort of a Democrat that he is. Baltimore
His speech was not a very forcible effort,
but when all the circumstances are con
sidered it was as good a speech as-one could
have expected. Minneapolis Tribune. '
Hill's speech will neither help nor hurt.
It was nothing but a series of platitudes
eulogistic of the Democratic party and
frosty to its candidates. Barrtsburg Tele
graph. " Sssator Hill planes off the Democratic
tariff plank until it suits his own notions,
and then stands on it. Every man his own
interpreter, seems to be his motto. Rochester
Tattk as a whole, senator Hill's speech
has little to do with the past, touches the
present indifferently andlooks to tho future.
It appears to be a stroke in preparation for
1896. Chicago Kews Record.
Mr. Hill's speech conclusively shows that
business men and workmen cannot afford to
take the chances of bankruptcy and loss of
work by voting this fall for Cleveland and
Stevenson. New York Recorder.
niLL keeps the word of promise to the ear
but broaks it to tho hope. Ho talks for the
national ticket, as he said he would, but he
will .make no special effort to get his friends
to vote for it. S'f. tows Globe-Democrat.
Dave Hill is still a comedian. Hit plea
for honest elections was enough to make the
sase of Gray Gables smile a hoarse, uncanny
cachination. A Democrat crying for an
honest ballot! Forsooth! Ohio State Journal.
Hill says: '1 am a Democrat still." This
is the positive. After election he will be a
Democrat stiller, and when now leaven be
gin to work the stillest Democrat on record,
exoeptlng always, of course, his quondam
chief, Grover. Philadelphia Press.
If Mr. Hill had spoken according to his
convictions he would probably have let the
tariff alone and dilated upon the beanty of
being a Democrat. Upon that sentiment he
has rested his case for several years, and it
seems has shown his -wisdom. Columbus Dis
patch. A New Presbyterian Heresy Case.
Cikciknati. Sept. 22. The Presbytery of
Cincinnati to-day decided by a large malor
ity to.put on trial for heretical teaching one
of its members, Pror. Henry P. Smith, of
Lane Theological Seminary. The trial will
begin October 3.
At last the Pittsburg man has set his face
against the tyranny of the dorby hat. He
has worn stiff hats for many years, and has
gone around with an unsightly rim on his
lorehead, caused by the close fit of tho un
compromising hat, without complaint, be
cause it was the fashion. Now, someone has
taken pity on the poor man and invented a
soft hat of the shape known in years gone by
as the "Alpine." It is seen in all colors, gen
enorally brown or slate, and is worn either
plain or bent down tnrough the top or the
ciown, from the nose to the back of the
head. The hat suits some face?, while it
looks rowdyish over others. As a general
thing, however, it is said to be a boon to the
man who is tired of stiff hats, and the num
ber or Alpines seen on the streets the last
few weeks indicates that the fashion is a
A pleasant reception was given by the
Bellvule Social Club at Its parlors on Fed
eral street, Allegheny. The rooms were
tastefully decorated w lth palms, ferns and
cut flowers, and the scene was a brilliant
one. A well selected programme of music
and literary selections was presented, and
the evening was oneiu tuuruugucujujuicuw
A delightful musicale and social was
given last evening by the members ot the
St. Paul's Cathedral choir in honor of Miss
Graco Miller, a member of tho choir, who
has lately returned Irom a trip to Germany.
At 6:30 last night Miss Lida McKelvey,
of Stanton street, exchanged wedding vows
with Mr. Wm. Morton, of .Rippey street.
Rev. Chalfant was the minister, and the
ceremony took place at tne home of the
bride's parents. The couple lelt last night
for a short eddlng trip. Upon their return
they will reside with the parents. of the
bride, where they will be "at home" to their
friends next month.
Miss Blanche S. Stackhouse and
Mr. Wm. A. Thompson were married last
evening in tho former residence of Colonel
Thomas A. Bayne, at Bellevue, which Is now
occupied Dy tne parents oi ino unuc mi.
Newton Donaldson performed tho cere
mony. Miss Edith Motle, of Bellevue, and
Mr. Russell L. Mitchell, or Pittsburg, were
united in matrimony at the Arch Street M.
E. Church last evening. They will reside in
A pretty home wedding in Edgewood
last ovening was that of Miss Aurella Seyp
pel and Mr. Rlchaid Eba at the residence of
the bride's uncle, Mr. C. S. Wight. Rev. Mr.
McMillan, or Allegheny, who was at one
time a favorite Sunday school teacher of the
groom, read the service that Joined the two
young people for life. The bride's gown was
a cream-wnite crepe ao enine, guruiaucu
with white lace, and her ornaments were
diamonds. Sho carried a buncn of her fav
orite flower Hlie3 of the valley. There
were no attendants, and, after a reception
to the relatives and a few friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Ebe left for an extended Southern trip.
Theie is a bandnonie house in conrse'or erec
tion, close to Mr. wight's residence, which
will be occupied by Mr. Ebe and his bride in
a lew ibnths. Until it Is finished, however,
and upon the return of the young people,
they will recelvo their friends at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Wight. Among those from
a distance who witnessed the nuptial service
were Mrs. Hanson, mother of the bride: Mr.
and Mrs. Will Pearson, from Cincinnati: Mr.
and Mrs. Ebe, irom Columbus; Mr. Baird,
Mr. and Mrs. C T. Wight and Mrs. Paul, or
Are Themselves Again.
Tho summer girl has returnedher galluses
to her brother and statistics show that al
ready the percentage of men who nso p ro
fanity is decreasing rapidly.
Not the Fashion Any Longer.
Baltimore American. I
Tellow is the most undesirable, as woll as
the least fashionable of all colors Just now.
The more conspicuously it is displayed, tho
the more it is shunned.
Another Trust in Hard Luck.
The coffin trust is not likely to reap much
Doneflt from the visit of its esteemed rrlend,
the cholera bacillus, to America this year.
Seir-Presorvation the Plrst Law.
Shall wo not prefer our own prosperity to
tho prospority of other nationsT
Miss Gertrude Trubt and Mr. E. A.
Smith were married at 5 o'clock last even
ing at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Trnby, Holland street, Wll
klnsburg. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. M. M. Fntterson, pastor of the First U.
P. Church of that place. The bride was
attended -toy Miss Rhodell Truby and Miss
Ann Kilcore, and the groom was supported
bv Mr. H. C. Bisler and Mr. James lAGra
liam. Immediately after a reception and
supper the young couple left on the last
liiie ror an Eastern trip. Tneir residence on
their return will be in a pretty new house
on Hollaud street.
The country is beautiful just now. Those
who live in town, as well as those whose
homes are in the country, but are too pre
occupied to notice the charms of nature, do
not know how lovely she is in the September
days. Golden rod gives the meadows and
hillsides tho glow or perpetual sunshine,
while the purple asters mako a charming
contrast to the background of yellow and
green. The red timed leaves. Just beginning
to turn, and the florid hue of the sumach
stand lorth boldly' everywhere, while tne
pure atmosphere that permeates the being
at evorv breath gives one a capacity of en
joyment that can only be felt In perfect
spring or lall weather.
-Mexico ha a ?2,000,000 cathedral.
Alcohol was discovered in the thir
During the Middle Ages the Spaniards
were tho best Javelinmen.
A man at Macon, Ga,, has a ?10 note of
the Stato of North Carolina printed in 17S3.
The "moving" stone at Lexington, Ky.,
is one of Kentucky's remarkable freaks ot
Napoleon in 1817 gave permissions
lay a cable between Dover and Calais, whioh
was started in 1830.
The Amazon Indians use a blow pipe,
with which tliey blow an arrow 200 yards
with wonderfnl preoision.
Macrocystis, a seaweed of the South
Pacific, often grows to be SO or ) inches la
diameter and 1,500 to 2.0M feet in length.
Michael Flavin, of Concord, O., boasts
of a sunflower stalk 15 feet high. 3& Inches
In diameter and containing 72 blossoms.
The first book in which'the word Amer
i.. . - .. nrinted In the little mount
ain monastic town St. Die, France, in 1507.
In New York lives a society woman
who has an album containing photographs
of all her costumes for the past ten years.
The largest theater in the world is the
opera honse In Paris. It covers nearly
three acres of ground and cost about $20,
000,000. The Empress of China carries with her
3,000 dresses when she travels. These fill
100 boxes and are taken care of by L20O
coolies. a '
The most recent trustworthy investiga- ,
Hon is that of M. De Chateller, who fixes the
effective temperaturo of the sun at 17600
The aluminum works in Switzerland
the largest in the world use a water power
or 1.500 horse power, and tnrn out about
1,200 pounds of the metal dally.
In the family of Philip Drumel, of
Philadelphia, five generations aro repre
sented. Mr. Drumel is M years old and was
a drummer boy under Napoleon the Great.
The establishment ot TJniversalism as a
religious denomination was the outcome of
the theological agitation that stirred the
old city of Gloucester, Mass., in Its earlier
The elevation of Denver, Coh, being
5,370 feet over one mile above sea level,
makes the atmosphere rare, dry and clear,
there being on an average less than six days
each year wltho jt sunshine.
Dakota is now priding herself upon the
discovery within her borders of an lmmenso
cavern of crystals, which would supply the
world with imitation diamonds and leave
enough over to mend the roads w lth-
"Ekernomerkal parties" are the latest
fad at Mnncie, Ind. Each maiden and man
attire themselves in the most "ekernomer
kal'' costume their iniennity can invent,
and a prize is awarded to the most merito
Helmets in the fourteenth century were
surmounted by extravagant ornaments;
feathers, flowers, images of dragons, birds,
beasts, the llgures of women, and occasion
ally the bust of the knight himself, adorned,
In Finland, women are met in almost
evory business, as clerks doctors, dentists,
builders, managers of small companies, and j
as cashlera in banks, in which last captclty I
their services are highly valued on account
or their usually superior honesty.
There ere 44 States, and in 37 of these
the native born American electors con
stitute a majority of the voting population.
In four foreign born naturalized voters pre
dominate; in three the negro population is
in excess of the native white voters. I
A Japanese soldier has invented a gfan
which enables the possessor to send "aclojad
nfbllndins dust" Into the eyes of afoe at a
distance ot 12 feet. It is said that the pojor
foe is thereby absolutely deprived or slgllit,
and therefore, of course, at the mercy of bT is
In a garden near Yuma, Ariz., are groilr
lnz 25 data trees, the largest of which lsJO
fee't in height and 15 years old. This ani '
...... ai.a AttiA fM.a ,,- nriur In hi!ATlnr
mid some of the bunches of tnelr ftuit wela
50 pounds and are estimated to contain 3,0t
The total vole for President in 1884 w
10,048,461. In 18S3 it was 11,333,033. This yc
the ratio of increase will be greater
account of the addition of six new State
and the vote of these added to tho normt
growth in population in ten years will glv
a total of, probably, 1,000,000.
Z The only Englishmen that are know.
to the French people generally, it has bee
said in a jocular ft ay. are Robinson Crosov
and the Princo of Wales. Cafe Robinsons,
restaurants bunt in trees, aro buiuui; mo
latest Parisian fads. They take their name,
of course, from Robinson Crusoe.
Mrs. John Ogilvie Iioorhach, of Mystic,
Ct., has a copy of the prayer hook printed in
the Mohawk language for Rev. John Ogilvie,
assistant minister of Trinity Chnroh, New
Tork, in 1769. Only 20 copies wert printed.
Mrs. Roorbacb, it is said, has received an
offer of $4,000 for the book from the British
A cat which patronizes the soda water
fountain is an attraction of a drug store In
Sixth avenue, Now Tork. Long ago it dis
covered that the "cream" of the fountain
suited its taste, and it has a habit of going
nn to the counter and waiting until It Is
served witn light refreshments In Its own
About 250,000 canary birds are raised
every year in Gormany.and, besides the 100,
000 birds that are sent to this country, the
English market takes about 50,000 and the
next best customers are Brazil, China, the
Argentine Republic, and Austria, to which
country salesmen aro sent with large num
bers of Birds every year.
A statistician of the German Govern
ment has come to the rescue of those per
sons who do not share the widespread
superstition that Friday is the most unlucky
day of the week. A short time ago ho de
termined to make a scientific investigation
of this question. The most fatal or un
fortunate weet day. according to the In
vestigator, is not Friday, but Monday.
The number of visitors in the British
Museum in the daytime in 1891 was 474,765,
an increase oi iu.jo ui j"- - ---
The grand total of 514,914. however, fell short
of that of 1890, the numberof visitors in the
evening having declined. The number of
Persons using the resding room shows a
?l1eht increase, being 193,310, as compared to
197,823 in 1890.
DEATHS I1EKE AND 'ELSEWHERE.
Pitor. Geokce Coomb HobeetsosIj dead in
Mks. Pansy Bogkes, aged 101 years, died at her
home In Pavilion, N- Y., Tuesday.
JONATHAN ALLiUf, Ph. D., LL. D., President
of the Alfred University, died at Alfred Center, If.
Y., Wednesday, aged 69 years.
Wybuants Olpitebts, notorious as the central
figure In the fiercest eviction campaign ever
waged in Ireland, Is dtad at Folkanagh.
Tux Duke of Sutherland died at Dnnrobln Cas
tle, In England, at 10:30 last night, lie was noted
as one of the richest men In the world.
Frank Glovik. ex-cbamnlon heavy-weight
pugtllst of Illinois, died In Chicago yesterday, aged'
9 years. His deatn was caused ty tuDcrctnosis oi
the stomach and bowels.
J. F. Nelson, said to be a nephew of Hon. J.
R, Dougall, of tne Montreal Witness, was found
dead In bed at Chicago Wednesday. It la not de
termined whether he killed himself or died or
heart disease. Nelson had been connected with
various theatrical companies in the West.
The annual meeting of the Wilkinsburg
W. C. T. TJ. will be held this afternoon at 2-SO
o'clock, in the new M. E. Church on Soutb
street. The Eev. Anna Shaw, the temper-
is free and all are cordially Invited.
Rsv. Geoeoe Hodges gave an '"'"''?
lecture last evening In the ."""JL1'"
opera house. His subject was, "i1.?"" la
England." Thero was a large attendance.
The proceeds went Into the fund or St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church, of which Mr.
Hodges was formerly pastor.
The faculty of the Duquesne Conservatory
of Muslo gave its opening e?'"1'"1"??
last night. Miss Sadie E. Rltts andMrs.
Byron W King were among m yi ......
AN apron social will be held this afternoon
and evening by the members or Storret
Union, at the Allegheny Day Nursery, on
The Ep worth League, of the Buena TlsU
Street M. E. Church, will give an entertain
ment this evening.
gpiCT SEPTE3IBEK SPKLNKLE.
Hostess "Won't you sing something, Mr.
Mr. Greene There are so many strangers hers
1 Hostess-Nevermind them: they'll be gono be
fore you get halfthrongh.-Spar JTmaits.
I'm going back to Greenland,
I'm going back to Greenland,
I'm going to the home of Ice and snow.
For upon IU frozen strand
Hamburg steamers never land
My heart's turned back to Greenland and I must
"Hal Back from your vacation?"
H'ml Instead or looking rested you look all
So wonld you If you had been trying to play
the lover to four summer girls." -Yo Kr Prtu.
SHE SAID YES.
I once thought the Fates propitious
T'wss twenty years ago
When I asted my Love a qnestloa,
And she didn't answer no.
Bu t the Fates were unpropltlous,
For twenty years of woe ,
I'd certainly have been spared, if
She bad only answerea no.
Maud Mamma, what is this People's
party that I read so much about?
Mamma Some vulgar entertainment. I thlni.
Nobody in our set is giving lUBMfulo Express.
Some go on legs.
And some on pegs.
With pedigrees all checkered!
Bnt Nancy Hanks.
She's got the shanks
That beat the fastest record.
Detroit Free Press.
"1 wish you was rich, instead of having
to work, paw," said the little bey.
"But rich men have to work, too." replied his
Tea, hut they don't work with tnelr hands, an'
1 believe ir yonr hands was soft you couldn't spans'
me so hard." biOtanfyvUs Journal,