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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 180a
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THE ANTI-S3IOKE KEPORT.
The report of the Committee of the En
gineers Society on the smoke question,
a summary of which appears in our local
columns, is a carefully prepared and
authoritative review of the whole subject
which ought to prcduce material results.
With its recommendation the movement
for the reduction of thesmote nuisance to
a minimum ought to go forward backed
by good authority, and with a clearly de
fined plan of action.
The report shows that devices now in
actual operation can abolish the greater
part of the smoke now produced from
steam boiler furnaces. It also states a
fact new to most of the public, that steam
jets for the consumption ot smoke in
puddling and heating furnaces have been
used in a rolling mill of this city for over
a j ear with good results as to reduction of
smoke and quality of product, and an
actual economy in the cost of fuel The
problem of decreasing smoke from soft
coal in domestic use is not so easy, and
the conclusion is that, except for the use
of gas, or anthracite, or coke in domestic
fires, the coal smoke there must be put up
But the report shows conclusively that
the great producers of the smoke that
dnily hangs over the city can he improved
so as to do away with most of the
nirsance. With that fact placed beyond
dispute the agitation for the abolition of
smoke should be universally sustained
and directed to material results. The
plan of action outlined in the report
should be urged forward. First, the most
available anti-smoke organization should
continue the campaign of education against
smoke; second, the passage of a city ordi
nance for the suppression of smoke from
steam boilers, with a due recognition of
the necessities of puddling and. heating
furnaces; third, the provision of an in
spection to see that new buildings are
properly fitted up for the full combustion
ot smoke. To this The Dispatch will
add the suggestion that the same inspec
tion should require the improvement of
older plants within a fixed period.
A campaign vigorously pushed on these
lines will restore clear skies to Pittsburg
within a twelvemonth. Such a boon will
be worth millions of dollars annually to
PtATTS POST MORTEM KEPE5TTA2JCE.
It seems that Mr. Piatt's charging of the
defeat in 2fcw York to Mr. Chauncey M.
Depew was more than the effort of humor
that Mr. Depew affects to regard it He
thinks that the people did not relish being
instructed as to the manner in which they
should cast their votes by the President of
one of the richest and most powerful cor
porations in the world. lie therefore
thinks that the speeches of that witty
railroad magnate might have been more
useful to the Republican party if they had
been built on the policy of golden silence.
There may be some truth in this view;
but whatever force there is in it must be
regarded as ex post facto Wisdom. If Mr.
Piatt has realized the danger of putting
the Republican party before the people as
the party of the corporations in time to
correct that tendency his perception of
the fact might have had some political
value. But in order to accomplish that
result more would have been required
than the suppression of Mr. Depew. Mr.
Piatt himself is the President of a corpor
ation of considerable magnitude, and it is
not understood that his corporation has
lost any money through its President's ac
tivity in politics. That men of the talents
that secure leadership in corporation af
fairs should also take prominence in poli
tics is neither unnatural or undesirable.
The way to absolve a party from the
charge of subservience to corporate inter
ests is to make its legislative principles
and actions clearly in the interest of the
public. If the Republican influence
which Mr. Piatt controlled in Kew York
had been rallied against corporate ag
gressions on the public interest some
things might have been very different
than they are now.
While corporate influence has not been
much more dominant in Republican coun
cils than in Democratic there hasbpen
enough of it to make a reform desirable.
But we fear Mr. Piatt's recognition of the
fact cannot be credited even with the
character of a death-bed repentance. It
might perhaps be regarded as an illustra
tion of the doctrine of repentance and
reformation after death.
THE PREJUDICE OF MOB LAW;
A remarkable example of the prejudice
which can govern popular ideas on the
subject of criminal justice is afforded by
an indignation meeting held in Merchant
ville, New Jersey, the other day over the
discharge of Lingo, who had .been accused
of the murder of Mrs. Miller. The mur
dered woman was found in a field, and in
asmuch as Lingo was a negro of bad repu
tation, and had been accused of previous
crimes, the public mind jumped to the
conclusion that he was the murderer in
this case. After the trial had resulted in
his discharge the people of Merchantville,
by public assemblage, resolved that life is
not safe while murderers like Lingo
escaped punishment, and warned the
acquitted man that if ho comes hack there
he will be lynched.
The stubbornness of the Merchantville
idea, that because a negro bad a bad
reputation and is therefore friendless, he
must be adjudged guilty of any crime that
is committed in his vicinity, is heightened
by the fact that the testimony for the
State not only failed to make out a case
against Lingo, hut actually demonstrated
his innocence. The witnesses for the
prosecution testified that the negro seen
near the scene of the murder was dressed
in one manner, and other witnesses for
the State testified to having seen Lingo
elsewhere at nearly the same time dressed
in entirely different clothes. The case for
the State located Lingo at one point, and
then proved by witnesses that he was seen
going in an opposita direction from tha
locality of the crime, so as to absolutely
establish an alibi. The fact that the
prosecuting witnesses actually proved the
prisoner's innocence was so clear thut the
Judge without hearing the defense
directed the jury to bring in a verdict of
acquittal Yet Merchantville holds indig
nation meetings over the acquittal of a
man after it has been proved that he did
not commit the crime.
It is appropriate that an indignation
meeting of that sort shouldwind up with
a threat of lynch law. The stupidity and
prejudice which inspire the determination
to hold a friendless man guilty, no matter
whether he is proved Innocent or not, is
the fundamental sentiment of lynch law.
KEGOXATIOV, NOT PROHIBITION.
The movement for a further restriction
of immigration js reported to be assuming
shape. The New York Chamber of Com
meice has taken an ultra position by urg
ing upon Congress the total exclusion of
all immigrants. This is an illustration of
the swing of the popular pendulum as far
in the opposite direction as the point from
which the oscillation started. There is
abundant need for a strict regulation of
immigration, but the total stoppage of all
is exactly what this country does not
This country has abundant room for the
labor of intelligent, industrious and law
abiding workmen whether of native or
foreign birth. In the West vast areas
capable of sustaining the population of
almost any single nation of Europe are
ready to be reclaimed and made fertile by
the expenditure of labor in irrigation
works and cultivation. In the South it is
notorious that half the capabilities of the
land are not developed. Even in the
Northern States the rule of the agri
cultural districts is that a close cultivation
would double its productiveness. The
industrial interests, too, are capable of an
expansion which would employ a vast
reinforcement of labor. These facts
make the ante-election effort of the New
York Herald in urging that workingmen's
wages must be brought down by free
trade in order to prevent the influx of
British workmen one of the shallowest
efforts of demagogy. This country
wants intelligent and industrious labor
and will continue to want it. Distributed
among all departments of industry that
class of immigration increases both pro
duction and consumption and enlarges the
wealth of the nation.
But what we do not want is ignorance,
thrittlcssness, criminal dispositions, an
archy or diseases. The proportion of
these qualities in the recent immigration
shows the need for a regulation which
takes into consideration the quality rather
than either the quantity or the extraneous
conditions of the immigrants. This
country has had too much experience not
to know that the industrious man who
lands with two dollars and a determi
nation to earn a living is of more valus to
the nation than an importation of the
vices of Europe backed by thousands of
It is not well to throw aside all the
principles which have made this country
great Sober, industrious immigration
has done too much for the nation to be
subjected to a sweeping and undiscrimi
A SENSATIONAL SELECTION.
New York has had some brilliant names
in its list of United States Senators. From
Rufus King to Roscoe Conkling there has
rarely been a time when New York Sena
tors have not held a leading position in
that body by force of intellect, elevation
of character or readiness of eloquence.
The period exemplified by such Senators
as Miller, Hiscock and Piatt marked a
falling off from the level of Marcy, Seward
and Kernan, which might be attributed to
a scarcity of statesmanship. But the full
depth of the decadence was not sounded
until as a result of the free trade victory
we are informed that the slated candidate
of Hill, Sheehan and McLaughlin is Ed
ward Murphy, a politician of Troy, who
has won power and wealth by the organi
zation of a city ring for the express pur
pose of dealing in profitable railway fran
chises. Abetter illustration of the results of
ring politics could not be asked than that
an alleged reform victory is to put into
the seat of DeWitt Clinton, Van Buren
and Conkling a Troy dealer in street rail
way franchises as the chosen associate of
David B. Hill. Pennsylvania has had
some very pretty illustrations of the same
class of politics, the last one being a prima
facie case of a Senator who sells out his
party's interest in the House of Represent
atives in order to enrich his own following
of State legislators. But we have this ex
cuse: We have known nothing else for
more than a generation. While New York
was represented in the Senate by Seward,
Kernan, Evarts and Conkling Pennsylva
nia politics arrived at the conclusion
that neither constitutional learning, legis
lative knowledge nor forensic ability was
as much to be desired as the ability to han
dle the spoils. We do not know that the
comparison is at all to the advantage of
Pennsylvania; but the descent in New
York from the spotless Francis Kernan
as the last Democratic Senator to Murphy
as the choice of Mr. Cleveland's recent
supporters shows a more abrupt descent
and marks the ultimate depth of the poli
tics of plunder.
It is by no means certain that it is not
best that the fruits of ring politics should
display themselves to the utmost as in this
case. There is no better way to convince
the people of the necessity for demanding
that men of character and ability be put in
high legislative positions.
There is some talk to the effect that
Bepresentatlve Holman will be deprived of
his Chairmanship of the Committee on Ap
propriations, even if Judge Crisp be re
elected Speaker or the noxt Congress. Such
a removal would call forth little regret from
any thoughtful student of national affairs.
Mr. Holman's mock economy, at its best,has
been merely an irrational wholesale system
of cheese-paring without any consideration
of the comparative importance of the sub
jects for appropriation. And, at his worst,
the pettifogging statesman has shown a
marked ability to compete with the most
energetic of grabbers by relinquishing his
indiscriminate pruning whenever an oppor
tunity for log-rolling presented itselr.
Now that a minister has retired from
active service, giving as one reason for his
withdrawal that tbo world has had enough
preaching, it is time for deaf mutes to come
to the front as expounders of the gospel.
Pittsburg bai the finest system of rapid
transit In the world. But a Plttsburgor
cannot thoroughly appreciate the vast ad
vantages of speedy locomotion until be has
undergone a prolonged ctrarseof whetting
bis appetite for the evAnlrrg meal by the
arduous labor of his hobeward Journey,
Nothing, sorely, can be more conducing to a
healthy enjoyment ot wholesome victuals
than to Journey home after a tired day on a
car loaded, with two or tliree times the num
ber ol passengers it can seat. And as if that
were not enough, be is 'allowed to stand and
hare his feet reduced to a Jelly -while his
internal anatomy is treated as the egg
heater treats an egg.-and all -without any
"Wrm increased volume and proper pro
visions against intermittency, it Is presum
able that McKeesport would have less to
complain of in its water supply that so
often tails to supply.
StrrrOETERS of Judge Kolb in Alabama
will utterly stultify the chaises of illegal
tampering with ballots, which they hurl at
their opponents, by seeking other than legal
remedies for the lawlessness complained of.
Lawlessness can only be fought success
fully by letral process. And an appeal to
arms merely stigmatizes a political faction
as an organization unable to prove its case,
or afraid to attempt to.
Anttheso unusual in the way of reports
or symptoms of earthquake heard or felt
during this week may be safely set down to
the extensive ralnmaklng experiments In
When the Weather Department onoe for
all lelinquisiies the 1 utile attempt to please
everyone all the time, there may he some
chance of giving more satisfaction to the
majority of iolkby providing the meteor
ological conditions with some slight amount
TnAT Chamber of Commerce banquet in
New -iork last night must have been a regu
lar lovo feast, with no distinction in dishes
for victors or vanquished.
Pernicious activity on the part of rail
roads in producing wrecks may always be
depended on to provldo the country with
reading matter of interest when there is
any kind of a lull in other quarters. Presi
dents come and go, but wrecks go on for
ever. PEKHArs phrenologists could throw some
light on the past campaign by an examina
tion of the bumps It developed.
NOTwrrHSTANDiNG the result of the
election Ohio means to have moie McKln
leyism right away. One O. JIcKinley has
been appointed State Secretary of the
Farmers' Alliance. His lolationship to the
Governor is not mentionod.
Dr. Depew's elasticity as an after defeat
orator will soon.iival his reputation for wit
ticisms as an alter dinner speaker.
Modern heresy seems mainly to consist
in the possession of a courage sufficient to
produce the expressions of a man's opinions
on religion, when ho is in the minority of
the. denomination be belongs to and does
not wish to leave it.
Defeated candidates for office may con
sole themselves by the reflection that this is
the season of falling stars.
President-elect Cleveland will find
more than enough inevitable difficulties be
fore him without courting additional and
unnecessary tiouble by calling an extra
session ot Congress immediately upon his
On the whole the chrysanthemum is a
very fair substitute for the departed last
rose of summer.
Murder and murderous assaults are
growing painfully common aiound here, as
In the rest ot the country. And some seri
ous attempts to lessen the number of such
outrages cannot be indefinitely postponed.
FOLK TALKKD AI10DI
At Jefferson's recent appearance in Bos
ton the box office receipts weie $23,000, prob
ably the largest on record for eight nignts'
Miss Eunice Rosa Davis, at Dedham,
Mass, aged 92 years, Is claimed to be the only
surviving membor of the Women's Anti
The Duke of Fife, son-in-law of the
Prince or Wales, has iolned the committee
of the proposed pan-Britannic and English
Frederick EvANS,the pretended Prince
of Teck, lias been sentenced to one year at
hard labor. Tlio authorities say he is a
knave as well as a fool. lie is ot American
The President yesterday appointed
David P. Thompson, of Oregon, to bo
Minister to Turkey, and Edward C. Little.of
Kansas, to be Agent and Consul General to
The presence of Emperor Francis Joseph
at the banquet given at Vienna to the Czare
witch is much commented upon. His
Majesty had not heretofore attended such a
state function since 1SSJ.
Captain MoNTEiL,the French explorer,
will arrive shortly at Tripoli, after tiavers-
ing the deceit of Sahara from Senegal by the
way of Lake Tchad. Captain Montoil has
been IS months making the journey.
The correspondent of the Postal Parit
heais that 31. Ribot, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, is likely to replace M. Waddlngton
as Ambassador at London. This change has
long been the ardent ambition of M. Itibot's
Ex-Senator William Mahone and
Senators Matt S. Quay and Don Cameron,
have gone to Sea Island, S. C, to spend sev
eral days hunting and fishing, While at the
island they will bo the guests of Senator
Butoer, of South Carolina.
William McKinley, Sr., father of
Governor McKinley, celebrated his 83th
birthday yesterday, surrounded by his fam
ily and a party ot friends. Tho Governor
and his wifo assisted at an Informal recep
tion at the residence of his lather, receiving
many callors, and left for Columbus last
Steerage Passengers Only to Be Hereafter
Quarantined Twenty Days.
Wabhiiigton, Nov. 15. A circular is Detng
prepared at the Treasury Department, mak
ing an important change in the present im
migration policy of the department. It is in
cflect that tho Presidents order of Septem
ber 1, imposing a 20 days' quarantine on im
migrants, is hereafter to be applied only to
immigrants who como over in tho steerage.
Hcretofoie all immigrants who were not
booked and assembled at the port of depart
ure prior to septemueriwere debarred from
landing, rogurdless of whether they came in
cabin or steerage.
, The change is made in recognition or the
fact that the onlr nresent dancer nr t.im in.
traduction of cholera or other epidemic by
Immigration Is iroin persons and baggage
that have not been subjected to proper san
itary regulations in transit. It is assumed
that the Federal and local quarantines will
be continued, and that the proposed addi
tional detention or SO days will be Imnosed
only whero the vessel pnd its passengers are
not in perfect sanitary condition.
BTJQAE MEM OUT OF POCKET.
The Drouth in Hawaii and Low Prices
Knock Ont a Dividend.
Sajt Fbahcisco, Nov. 15. The annual meet
ing of the stockholders or -tne Hawaiian
Consolidated Sugar Company was held hero
to-day. President John Spreckles made a
report, in which he stated that the yield or
sugar in the Hawaiian Islands during tho
past year had been reduced owing to drouth
to less than 8,000 tons, and that owing to the
removal or the tariff on sugar a low range
or prices had prevailed, the average being
$53 net per ton as against an average or $70
the preceding year.
The loss of income during the past year
was not less than $:86,O0O. Payments of div
idends had not only been impossible, but
the company had been obliged to borrow
$800,000 to enable them to carry on the work
or savimr the growing crop. There remains
about $1,000 of this loan in the treasury, but
it will' all be exhausted in harvesting the
crop of 1S92, whioh, aooording to the latest
report, had been already reduced by 8,000
tons owin g to drouth.
THE ATMS OF SOCIALISM
Set Forth in the Iteport of That Party In
Germany Secession of the Beds a Good
Riddance Against Oaths Some Politi
Berlin, Nov. J5, At the Social Con
gress to-day.HerrSlnger.who was yesterday
unanimously selected President of the
party, referred to tho rapid progress of the
party. Ilerr Siuger welcomed the iorelzn
delegates, and.concluded bl9 speech by call
ing for three cheers for international so
cialism, which were given.
Ilerr Fisher, tho secretary, in his report
stated that the work done- since the last
meeting had enlarged thenctive propaganda
of the party, Ilerr Fisher's report covered
the en til o history of tho organization. The
secession of the so-called "Independents"
from the main body or the party, although
severely critized as disloyal, was briefly dis
missed as, on the whole, a satisfactory rid
dance rather than a regretable loss.
The report proceeded to deal with the at
titude of tho Social Democratic party
toward the judicial oath, a question which
has given rise to very great controversy.
As is well known the party programme does
not recognize tho relislous validity or the
oath, and this has been used against the
Social D-'mocrats to charge them with ap
proving perjury. "Not only." said the le
port, "has thii charge been brought against
the party from tho National Liberal side,
where an unbiased verdict is not, perhaps,
to be expected, but also by judges and bar
listers in the law courts, whore a less preju
diced Judgment might have been looked
Against Oaths and Perjury Both.
"The party has never &crupled to ac
knowledge that it is opposed to a religious
sanction, but to speak the truth before a
tribunal is the duty of sfinan and a citizen;
and though the refusal of a witnoss to take
tho oath is justifiable, lying is not and can
not be justified.
"Under the present social system, the
oath is part audpaicel of Judicial procedure,
and if a whole political party is baselessty
accused from the judgment scat of favoring
perjury, it is equivalent to placing it bpyond
the pale ot the law. It is naturally the
party's duty to protest against such arbi
trary censuie, and the party will uphold Its
rights in spite of bench and bar."
After touching shoitly on the subjectof
this year's festival, the report proceeded to
speak of the relations existing between Ger
man, Austrian and Fiencli Social Democrats.
Though the social movements in Ueimany
and Austria are much more intimately con
nected than in Germany and France, the
presence of a French representative at Halle
and that of Ilerr Liobknecht at Marseilles
proved the solidarity of the international
"The Cnauvinists on both sides may be
eager for war, but the working classes, the
Jiioneers of true culture and civilization,
oin hands across the frontier in their
united opposition to the only enemy they
The Political Victories of Socialism.
The results of bye-elections are quoted
which have taken place during the past
year, both for tho Imperial Diet and for
other German .Legislatures, as well as for
tho Municipal Council of Berlin. In Saxony,
notably, four Parliamentary seats have
been won, with an increase in the aggregate
Socialist vote fiom 15,000 to 34,000.
The party possesses, altogether, 70 organs
in the picss, of which 22 are political dailies.
The subsidies granted to some of these form,
however, a considerable item in the expen
ditme, amounting to nearly 66,000'mnrks,
which is attributed pnrtly to the existing
depression of trade and partly to the ex
cessive zeal of enthusiasts who found nows
pupsrs in the belief that- once started they
can live on air, and when nndeceived by ex
perience have to tail back upon the party
The central organ, the Yonoarts, is held up
as a bright example of political, combined
with financial success. For the financial
year from October 1, 1891, to September 20,
1K2, the Vorwarts can show a balance in its
favor of 39,500 marks, and a circulation of
nbout 37,000. The book trade for tho dissem
ination ot party literature is, also, stated to
be gro ing apace.
The Martyrs of tho Party.
The report closed with a grim and sug
gestive list of the Judicial sentences passed
during the last.12 months upon members of
the party. Tho terms or, imprisonment
enumerated amount to more thnn 117 years,
and tho fines to a total of 20,503 marks. Last
year these totals were 89 .years and 18,300
marks respectively. These penalties, it ,was
contended, have helped - tho cause rather
than otherwise, as they have mado it plain
that Social Democrats are not treatod on the
same looting as other citizens.
"However heavy the cost may be, the
movemnet w ill not deviate a hair's breadth
from tho path which leads to its appointed
goal; and when one (alls, another will take
his place and fill up the solid ranks of the
army of labor. The leaders of the uarty
have already led their enthusiastic and
self-sacrificing followers to victory, and
they will do so again and again in the future
until the last and final goal Is reached."
This is, probably, the most pregnant pass
age in tne report. Itis the confession and
sanction ol tne faith which lives in the ho
ci.il democracy of Germany, and which ren
ders it a force to be reckoned with to-day,
and still more in the future.
Among the motions to be discussed, is
one compelling tho loaders who sit in the
ImDerial Diet to resign their seats every
two years in order to take the opinion of
constituents upontheiraction as legislators.
The lelatlons of the central organization to
tho more moderate, section under Ilerr von
Vol 1 mar's leadership In Bavaria will also
MOURNING FOB BlEEBIED.
Death of Delia Loughlin, Once One of the
"Worst of the Slummers.
New York, Nov. 15 There is mourning in
the "Door of Hope" Mission, over tho death
of Delia Loughlin, a young woman who, un
til she was rescued by Jlrs. Whlttenmore
from the slums in May, 1691, was known in
31ulberry Bend as the worst drinker, fighter
and opium smoker in the district. She was
called "Bluebird" and after she wns con
veited and became a remarkably efficient
missionary herself, she kept and was proud
o the title.
Sue was a young woman of strong person
ality and great natutal eloquence, and the
lecordsof tho city missions show that she
converted more t.ian 103 men and women in
the year that she was able to go about and
lectuie. The frighttul dissipation she had
indulged in brought on hasty consumption
and she had been at death's door tor tho last
six months. Many ot her old acquaintances
went to the Door of Hope to seo nor yester
day and her white collln was coveicu with
the flowers they brought.
THE CONNECTICUT MUDDLES.
Republicans Kill a Besolution Introduced
by Themselves for a Change.
Hartford, Nov. 15. Both Senate and
House wero in session to-day. John P.Healey
said that on May 8 he bad Introduced a reso
lution relating to a change In the Constitu
tion regarding the election of State officers.
That resolution had been referred to the
House Committee on Amendments to the
Constitution, and the committee has not yet
He moved that the committee be dis
charged iroin further consideration of the
resolution. S. O, Griswold, or Windsor,
muveu lu cauie me motion, xnu motion to
table was carried by 112 to 90, the Repub
licans voting in the affirmative and the Dem
ocrats In thejiegative.
CLUBS FOB THE D0CI0E5.
Philadelphia Physicians Start a Movement
for Social Organization.
Philadelphia, Nov. 15. A proposition was
made at a banquet here to-night, attended
by u large number of medical men, that will
probnbly result in adding to the list of
permanent protessional organizations of the
city, a medicaltclnb, the first of its kind in
this country, where physicians may gather
for social purposes.
The proposition was reoelved with marked
enthusiasm by the assembled physicians,
and a great impetus was Kiven the project
in the remarks that lollowed.
A Question of Slzo.
Philadelphia Times. 1
The difforence between an ordinary death
and its possibilities in a football game is
that' where in the former one may die by
Inches in the latter it comes by the foot.
- -Adlal, Get Tour Ax.
Beehetter Democrat. I
Adlal's fingers must already be itching to
get hold of the ax. ItU a.magnlflcort field
for eunage whioh confronts him.
SEWICKLEY'S AMATEUR SEASON
Begins TVIth an Amusing Performance of
an Kntirely New Comedy.
Tho Sewickley Valley Club gave their first
performance of the season at their theater
in Sewickley last night. The play was an
entire novelty, "Mrs. Pendleton's Four-ln.
Hand," a dramatization or Miss Atherton's
clever little story by H. Sylvester Scovel.
The cast was as follows:" Mrs. Pendleton, Miss
Mackintosh; Mits Decker, Miss Anderson;
John Severance, Dr. Navlon Clarence Trent.
Mr. Scott: Norton Roswell, Mr. Pearson; Teddy
Dedham, Mr. Hutchinson. The theater was
filled to the last seat. The first act revealed
Mrs. Pendleton and Miss Decker in a pro
longed tete-a-tete. The lormeriecelves four
proposals of marriage, and decides to disci
pline all four, whom she suspects of a
a profane plot to plague her. The dialogue
and soliloquy In which this pleasing plan is
outlined are over long, and for that reason
JIlss Mackintosh and Miss Anderson did well
to sustain the interest as well as they did.
The second act showed the four-in-hand re
ceiving their letters of seeming acceptance
irom Mrs. Pendleton, and the reading of the
same identical letter by each man caused
lots or laujihter. As the chappie with tho
big cane Mr. Hutohlnson was especially
funny. In the third act tho fun
grew faster, and both Miss Mackin
tosh and Miss Anderson did some clever
acting. Mis. Mackintosh's simulation of
neuralgia produced roars of laughter. Tho
successive visit!, of the expectant lovers
were all amusing, the quiet distnlty of Mr.
Nay lor and the subdued uir of Mr. Scott con
trasting with the lively gait or the others.
Mr. Pearson's ardent wooing and Mr. Hutch
inson's boyish warmth particularly evoked
applause. The ladies iccelved a curtain
call after this act, and plenty of bouquets.
The mixture of rings and love suits made
the last act even brighter than its prede
cessor. The company was also at its best.
Miss Mackintosh looked charming in a cos
tume of white, and MIs Audeison made a
most agieeable hostess. Small thinking
rarts were capitally filled by Messrs. Harry
-Diauuii anu vuver o. iticnaruson.
The scenory was unusuallv nrettv. tho
room in the Newport cottage being a de
lightfully sunny arrangement in blue and
white, with water color flower studies upon
the walls. The credit for these pretty ef
fects and Indeed the completeness of the
production belongs to the committee com
posed as lollows: Miss Anderson. Mrs. T. S.
Burrows, Mrs George Bose, F. E. Richard
son and Logan McPheison. After the play
there was dancing as usual to the music of
POTTEB GOES TO ITALY.
A Leading Phlladelphlan Appointed Minis
ter by the President.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 15. The Presi
dent to-day appointed William Potter Min
ister to Italy. He was born In 1S52 and is a
son of Thomas Potter, founder of the pres
ent large oil cloth manufactory of Thomas
Potter's Sons A Co., In Philadelphia. With
his brother, Colonel Thomas Potter, Jr., ho
succeeded to tho management of the busi
ness on his father's death. Mr. Potter is one
of the most Influential young Republicans
of Philadelphia. He is Secretary and Direc
tor of the Union League Club.
In 1S90 Mr. Pottsr went abroad as a mem
ber ot the Commission to investigate the
feasibility of the proDOsed ocean nostofflces.
He discharged his dutl03 so accerjtably that
he was appointed a delegate to the fourth
International Postal Congress at Vienna tn
1S91. In this capacity he was clothed with
plenipotentiary powers and signed the dos
tal agreement which went into effect Octo
ber 1, 1S32. Mr. Potter is alsoamemberof the
Republican Advisory Committees of both
x'luladcliihiaand Ponnsvlvania, which per
formed valuable service during tho cam
paign. GROVER'd POSITION 18 RIGHT.
No 1'residkxt ever culled an extra session
of Congress without wishing he did not have
to do so or regretting that be had done so.
Let us have no extra session. Give all the
time and thought to such modifications of
the McKinley bill as are needed, and "go
slow." Aew York Herald.
TnE necessity of calling Congress together
In extra session to revise tho tariff has been
urged. The Democrats will do no such
thing. They will go about this difficult task
with deliberation. Philadelphia Re ord.
Extra sessions of Congress are memorable
in our political history chiefly for the dis
asters tbey entailed upon the administra
tions that called them, and Mr. Cleveland is
not likely to err In that line. Philadelphia
There will not be any special session of
Congress following close upon the Inaugura
tion of Mr. Cleveland. That gentleman still
has his head, although some of his adherents
seem to have lost theirs. Ifeio York It
cordtr. No extra session or Congress will be called.
Mr. Cleveland understands the situation
well enough to know that it would be peril
ous to his party to start In at the earliest
practicable moment in changing the present
law. St. Louis Globe Democrat.
The people do not want a tinkering with
certain paragraphs atone session, with other
changes at the next. Nor do they want snch
a revision as must be made in the haste and
hurry of an extra session of a new Congress,
if a general revision be undertaken at such
a session. New York Times.
"No! No! No extra session I" This seemr
to be the culminating voice or those Journals,
political leaders and business men seem
ingly reflecting the Dost publlo sentiment.
"Nol No! No extra scsslonl" This will be a
good marching refrain for the inaugural
procession. PhUadelphii Telegraph.
In the ordinary course of legislation the
winter session of this Congress would do
little more than make the annual appropria
tions. It would be a wasteof tlmo foreither
the Senate or the House to try to pass a
single strictly political bill one on which
party lines would be drawn. It would be
the firing of blank cartridges. Chicigo Inter
Ocean. May Bcsnlt In Murder.
Chicago News Record.
A Pennsylvania lady lays claim to glory
on the ground that she his made a pumpkin
pie in four minutes. The real test will come
when sho tries to induce somebody to eat
it within four days.
Get to "Work.
Talk down politics and talk up business.
DEATHS Hi-KE AND ELSEWHERE.
Captain John C. Owens, Moonshiner.
An interesting chapter in the history of
Kentucky moonahlners" cloieci with tin- death
by pneumonia of Captain John Owens, at Bnfkes
vllle, Ky. To Owens, more than to any other per
son, the Federal Government can attribute the Der-
istent opposition with which the revenue officers
hare met in the nast veara in Southern Kentuckv.
The outlaw cams to Kentucky from Virginia in tin
earlv '50'd, but never showed a disposition to violate
the law In any particular until after the war. He
had reduced illicit distilling to a science. During
his career lie received 41 bullet wounds.
George Boss, father-in-law of Thomas
Henderson, manager of Shoenberger's Mills, died
yesterday in ttieSsth year of his age. The funeral
will take place to-morrow at 2r.it. from his late
residence at Logan's Ferry fetation on the Alle
gheny Valley ltiliroad.
John Hoey, for man y years President ot
the Adams Express Company, and founder of
Hollywood, at Long lirancli, who had been lying
ill at Deliuonlco's. New York, for several weeks,
died at 10 o'clock Monday ulglit.
Count Ducross, Councilor of State under the
French Empire, is dead at Cnlln. Fiance.
W. T. Miller, stationed at Denver as director
or the WeathesCrup Bureau ofColorado, died yes
terday murulngufconsum,. lion.
Lemon B. Hkbieon, sou of. S. M. and Xmma
Hebron, of Marlou station, died Friday afternoon
or typhoid fever, contracted at the Homestead
General Yamada, a member of the Japanese
Privy Council, died yesterday. He was a promi
nent Royalist, and took a leading part In the
Restoration War or 1337.
Carson RETsoLns, second son of Frcf. P. B.
Reynolds, or the West Virginia University, (lied
at Morgantown Moudar. Rheumatic affections
with fever causvd bis death.
Joseph II. 3IACK, the theatrical manager, died
at Hewitt, . .1.. Monday morning. He was about
years or age. lie was bom In the West, and
began his professional life with James Coupcr1s
clrcu. He also manaced showa tor J. H. Haverly,
Jjarry Mluer, Robert L, Downing and others.
Aim am Ulaix, a negro barber, died at Johns
town yesterday. He was 83 years old, and'was the
first colored man who ever nerve a as a J uror In the
United States Court, having been summoned In
that capacity soon after the enactment of legisla
tion whioh secured to his race political and civil
sjsallty with the whites.
A CHURCH WEDDING.
Marriage of Miss Mary Q. IUIey and Charles
B. Ithodes Tea In Allegheny A "White
"Wedding Tea Party for an Orphan
Asylum Society Gossip.
Last evening the nuptials of Miss Mary
Quarters Riley and Mr. Charles B. Bhodes
took place in the Third Presbyterian Church
In the presence, of a large number of friends
of the couple. Re7. Dr. Cowan performed
the ceremony. The attendants were Miss
Edith Golden, of Kit tanning, and 31 r. George
P. Rhodes, a brother of the groom. The
bride wqre a white crystal silk gown and
carried white roses. The maid of honor
wore pink crepe and carried roses or the
same hne. The ushers wero Slessrs. Harry
G. Duff. Edward Rlnehart, Fred Egbert,
Frank Sloctim, John L. Boyd and James D.
Bhodes. The wedding was a very pretty
one, and the bride and groom did the uncon
ventional act of going straight from the
church to their own house, at 311 Elysian
avenue. East End. The bridegroom had the
homo all ready for the reception of his bride,
and it is indeed a dainty one.
The celebration of the fifth anniversary
of the wedding or Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D.
Hostetter, that was originally set for the
15th inst., but was postponed on account of
lire. Edmund Rnssell's lecture Monday, has
been definitely fixed for November 80. This
is oxpected to be one of t.ie moit enjoyable,
as well as recherche, events of the social
Mrs. S. J. Logan, of Janesville, "Wis.,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Eliza McCand
less, in this city, and will probably spend
the winter here. Mrs. Logan was formerly
a resident of Pittsburg.
This evening the one hundred and eighty
third reception of the Art Sooiety is to be
held in the societv's rooms, and" Mr. win.
Viam J. Henderson, a former Pittshurcer.
will talk to the society about "The Begin
nings of Modern Music." To-morrow even
ing the one hundred and eightv-fourth re
ception will be held, his subject being "The
Spirit of Music" Mr. Henderson Is music
critic or the New York Times, and is recog
nized as one of tho foremost writers and
lecturers of the country on matters relat
ing to music.
At the Sixth TJ. P. Church, Collins ave
nue. East End, Friday evening, "The Fes
tival of Mondamen" is to be represented
under the auspices of the Young Ladies'
Missionary Society. There will be a social
in connection with the entertainment.
There was a large company at tea at the
residence of Mrs. M. B. Riddle, Riage ave
nue, Allegheny, yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
Riddle is a charming hostess, and under
stands the art or making nor friends thor
oughly at home In her house. She had a
special opportunity of doing so yesterday,
the occasion being one in which the sweet
spirit ot charity was prevalent, and which
was, therefore, calculated to bring gentle
souls easily into accord. Besides tha tea,
that was well made and daintily served,
there was a flower booth of white, sort ma
terial in the parlor, and cakes and ice oream
in the dining room. The proceeds of the en
tertainment were for a j'oung girl whom it
is intended to place in the Home for Incura
bles, and for which a cei tain sum is required.
It is thought nearl r the whole amount was
raised yesterday, ll not quite.
The following ladles worked in various
capacities at the tea: Refreshments, Mrs.
Judge Braden, Mrs. Frisbee, Mrs. Suydam
anu airs, (vooanurn; nowers, Mrs. w. p.
DeArmlt, Miss Margaret Park, Miss Sarah
Blssell and Miss Long; home-made cakes,
Mrs. Aloert Home, Mrs. John Slagle, Mrs M.
S. Kinney, Mrs. J. W. Robinson and Miss
Mitchell; candy, Mrs. John Myler, Mrs.
Rlggs, Mrs. Jasper Porter and Mrs. T. M.
Morrow. The general managers were Mrs.
M. B. Riddle, Mrs. J. T. Patterson and Mrs.
B. H. Boggs.
Miss Minnie B. Snead and Mr. Charles
E. Hertel were married last evening at the
residence pt the bride's mothor, Knoll
street, Allegheny. Eev. Mr. Holmes, of the
Arch Street M. E. Church, performed the
ceremony In the presence of a number or
f i lends and relatives of the young couple.
Flowers In prolusion graced the wedding,
and the bride and her maids looked lovely
in their marvelous cieations of the dress
maker's art. Tho bride and groom have
gono to Chicaco for a bridal trip. They will
live in Allegheny upon their return.
The Church of the Good Shepherd was
occupied by a large assemblage at noon yes
terday. The occasion was the marriage of
Miss Lido J. Harris, daughter or Mr. and
Mrs. Abrams Harris, to Mr. William D.Mills,
ot London, Ontario. It was a white wedding
In every sense or the word. The dross or the
Drlde was or white crystal silk,lace-trlmmed,
and rendered brilliant by a magnificent dia
mond pendant at the throat. An artistically
draped white veil covered tho whole cos
tume. The maid of honor was Miss Jessie
W. Harris.a sister of the brlde.and the other
attendants wore two cousins or the bride.
Miss Edna Mcllwaine, of Chicago, and Miss
Fanny Owens, both of whom wore In white
uowns, cut In the empiro mode. Mr. David
Mills, the groom's brother, was best man,
and two brothers of tho brido urted as ush
ers Messrs. James and Will Harris. The
rector of the church performed the cere
mony. After n breakfast at the residence of
the bride's parents in Hazelwood, Mr. und
Mrs. Mills departed on their journey to thoir
future home in London, Canada.
THIS evening the tea party in behalf of
St. Paul's Orphan Asylum will be opened in
Larayette Hall. Elaborate preparations
have been made to render this one or the
most notable entertainments that has been
held yet. Everyone knows that the tea
parties or St. Paul's Asylum are always suc
cessful. The ladies in charge always work
hard berorebnnd, as well as during the
affair, and what they do not know abont
making it a success is not worth knowing.
The popularity of the canso, as well as the
actual pleasure derived from being present
at the party, is always enough to insure a
very large attendance, and it is certain that
the capacity of Lafayette Hall will be tested
A PLEASING entertainment in the form
of a Columbian celebration was given by
the yoang ladies of St. Ursuline'.s Academy
last evening. Iwasa five-act drama, deal
ing with the enterprise of Colnmbus in
leaving his native country to try and dis
cover America, and introduced most of tho
characters associated with that event, in
cluding Columbus himself, Isabella, Ferdi
nand, etc All the characters were repre
sented by tho young lady pupils or tho
academy, and most or thorn displayed a
gicat deal or dramatic ability.
The celebration of the nuptials of Miss
Mamie Shane, daughter or Mr. and Mrn
Georse Shane, or West Braddock, to Mr. Da
vl.l Wooding, son or the lato Thomas Wood
ing, or North Braddock, was a social event
of unusual intere-t at Br&ddock last even
ing. The ceremony was performed at the
house of the brido ut 7 o'clock by the Rav
Dr. J. B. Dickey, pastor of the First Presby
terian Church, of xlraddock. About 100 guests
witnessed tho happy event. The parlors
where the service was performed were ele
gantly decorated. The balde and brldemald
carried chrvsanthemums. A wedding sup
per lollowed, and then the bridul party left
on a wedding trip East. Both are young
people well known in that place.
The second entertainment in the free
couiseortho Carnegie Fiee Library Asso
ciation, being given at Braddock this sea
son through Mr. Carnegie, will take piaco
this evening in the First M. E. Church at
that place. It will bo a lecture by George
Thomas Dowling, entitled "Clambering Up
or the Force That Will Win."
The bazar given under the auspices or the
ladles of tho Filth IT. P. Church opened last
evening. There was a very large attendance
and tbo general opinion wai expressed that
tho ladles had made very creditable arrange
ments. The bazar will bo continued to-day,
to-morrow and Friday.
Miss Minnie Dunn, or No. 427 Carson street,
has returned rrora a tour through Europe.
She has visited many friends and relatives
in Ireland and England, and has had a de
lighted trip. Sue has been gono several
Miss Edith Ross and the Glasgow Church
choir will sing at the Scottish concert In
Carneme Hall to-night, to assist in raisinir
r funds tor the Barns monument in Pitts
The annual meeting of the Fourth Avenue
Baptist Chtircn is to be held this evening.
Thero will be a banquet as well as a business
Tns Jones-D.tlzell wedding Is to
By Force of Habit,
A Phlladelphia-man has a collection of 100
corkscrews. He must have been brought,
up on the bottle.
Colnmbus discovered turtle lonp.
The city of London coven 687 iquarl
Most papers in Germany m Owned
and edited by Hebrews.
The drama was in,trodnced Into Bom
B. C. zei to allay a plague.
A full-grown elephant Is capable of
carrying a load of two tons.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon wera
terraces planted with trees.
The St Louis new water tower li laid
to be the highest in the world.
An electric cigar-lighter and an electrlj
refrigerator are two late inventions.
The first advertisement in a refrularly
printed newspaper was inserted la 1618.
The saloons of London, If set side by
side, would reach a distance of 73 miles.
Flowing water has been struck- mi
Helena, Montana, at a depth of 1,024 feet.
Most of the Eoman wines were pre.
pared by boiling and nearly resembled our
Europe has 0,000 match factories, and
they yearly produce matches valued at
There are 72 places called St. Etienn
in France, and 30 towns called Washington
The Kittitas Valley Canal, in "Wash
ington, will be 82 miles long and irrigate
Pearls worth 50,000 were in three
years' time, durinir the last century, taken
from mnssels in the Tay, Scotland.
The long-talked-of hot water fountains
have been at last placed In tho different
wards of Faris, and are meeting with de
In 1670 the actresses always came be
fore tho scenes when not needed on tha
stage, and flirted with their acquaintances
In the audience.
A resident of Jacksonville, Fla., claims
to hare a raco horse foaled in Xorth Carolina
in 1885, and, if nlive, it will be run at the
forthcoming race in that city.
On a clear night a red light can be een
at a greater distance, it is said, than a whlta
light, while on a dark night, it is claimed,
the result is Jnst the reverse.
In suburban districts where the roads
aro good it is not remarkable to see children
going to school on bicycles; girls as well as
boys, though not nearly so many ot them.
Maraschino is distilled from cherries,
the frnit and seeds being crushed together.
The most delicate is made from a blaok Dal
matian cherry, very bitter and unpalatable.
In 1697 the English had potatoes, tulip
roots, radishes, pumpkins, artichokes, cole
wort, cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, parsnips,
turnips, beets, asparagus, onions, lettuce
The most famous wooden bridge was
built at Scnaffhausen In 1757, by Gruben
mnnn,an illiterate carpenter. It had two
wooden arches with spans of 193 and 172 feet
In India and South America there Is
a snvill tree known as the "sorrowful tree,"
which bears xweet-scented flowers that
"bloom only in the night time and fall off at
the break of day."
According to Scandinavin legends the
swallow hovered over the cross, sineingt
"Svala! Svnla!" (Cheer up! Cheer up!) "and
hence it receives the name of svala, or
swallow, "the bird of consolation."
A gymnastic society was lately sup
pressed by the City Council or Vienna for
adopting the colors of the German Empire
for its own and passing a resolution to ad
mit no foreigners except Germans to mem
bership. A gold throne, of the value of 52,500,
000, is to bo presented to the Pope by tha
united subscriptions of all tho Boman Cath
olic cathedrals in the world. It Is toba
iriven to His Holiness on the occasion of hit
The best example of a stone bridge ia
the United States is the high bridge of tha
Crnton aqueduct. Its length is 1,160 feet,
the top ot the parapet HS feet above high
.water; there are 15 arches, eight of which
nave an su-ioot span.
The early Christians, to manifest their
dislike of pagan vanity, in the effeminacy
of long and curling hair and carefully cul
tivated beards, shaved their faces and kept
their hair cropped close. In the time of
Tertnlllan this was the mark of tha Chris
tian. A successful trial was made on the Eria
Canal, at Lockport, Is". Y., a lew days ago of
a full-sized canal boat equipped with two re
volving portable wheels running like over
shot water wheels in air-tlzht recessos cut
in from the bottom of the boat, a little for
ward of the stern.
It is claimed that the first pig iron in
this country was successfully made at Cole
brookdale. this State, about 1725. The old
mansion, built in 1730 by the iron master,
Thomas Potts, is still standing in an excel
lent state of preservation on what is now
known as the Gable farm, of 108 acres.
Of the 110,000 species of flowering
plants upon this globe the total number of
those utilized by man to any considerable
extent, either for food or In the arts, does
not quite reach 1 percent. When the flow
erless plants are taken Into consideration
the percen tatre becomos very much smaller.
The Dnc de Mornv, distinguished as u
amateur photographer, has given to the
French War Office a process by which paper
of any kind or thickness can receive a
photographic print. Efcihtv impressions
can be made in a minnto at a trifling ex
pense. Soldiers' certificates of service and
character will bear the owner's portrait.
French chemists have demonstrated
that it is possible to produce heat without
fire, and the discovery is to be utilized on
the railways and street cars of the country.
The device consists simply of a block of
ncetatoof soda, which is plunged into hot
water. As it solidifies after the immersion
it gives forth as much heat as a coal fire for
the space of five or six hours.
A shrewd scheme to make tardy sub
scribers pay up has been invented by an
American editor. Whenever a delinquent
subscriber is mentioned in his paper, the
name is inverted. Here Is an exampl't
..teuof uqof and his wife are spending a tew
days in Chicago." As all the readers know
what this means, the shamed subscriber
hastens to have his name appear right slda
Adjourning a prayer meeting in order
that the brethren and sisters might witness
apolitical torchlight parade was an actual
occurrence in a New Jersey town recently.
It was the regular prayer night, and the
meeting had convened, but when the band
played and the great hosts were beard ap
Droaching the love ofpulltics cot the better
or religion, and the church was vacated ia
ORIGINAL AND JOCOSE.
HI ASKED HEB FOB A IHnrBBS, BXWABx!
She was a simple telephone girl,
In the court she gave him such a whirl.
She knew her biz.
It was in a breach of promise case,
Ou the stand she showed her tear stained fM
While she told the Jury everything.
And proved he bad given her a ring.
IT WASN'T A MINSTBIL SHOW.
It was the first game of football she had
ever seen. He had told her the names of the dif
ferent positions, and when they lined up she ex
claimed: Oh. what a lovely middleman the Beds
havel and Jist then the end man gave his op
ponent such a rap that you could hear his bones
rattle all over the field.
AT NEW BAVIN.
""What made that youth so angry?"
lasted him It he went to school hero."
"Well, why should that have made Mm fly off
"I ought to have aald college, I suppose."
AN ADJUJE DI3PKOVEN.
"One half of the world does not knoir
what the other half is doing." thoughtfully re
That saying won't go in this country " a
little." said Dock.
Because the Democratic half win know fall well
that the other half la hunting a Job,"
AT TBI THIATIB DO0S.
What alls that fellow standing near,
See how he rumes and fretsr
Hr"s with his girl and has forgot
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