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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, . 1892.
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1'ITTSBUKG. FRIDAY. NOV. 18. 1S92.
PITTSBUKG hOME DAY.
The great improvements on the Penn
sylvania Riilioad o'f which trie comple
tion of four tracks from Philadelphia to
Altoona by March 15 is the leading feature
are an indication that sooner or later
Pittsburg will -be a beneficiary. It is an
nounced in fact that the complete four
track road is to be rapidly pushed through
to this city, and that the work in that di
rection is well under way. When all the
company's lines between Xew York and
Pittsburg have been improved to the ut
most, force of habit will still cry for more
improvement, and then the local reforms
so often promised and so long postponed
can hardly fail of fulfillment.
In those days Pittsburg will have a new
station to replace the inconvenient and in
adequate "temporary" structure which is
now known as the Union Depot
But hope deferred maketh the
heart sick, and residents of
Pittsburg have become so accustomed to
disappointment in this matter that they
are inclined to have done with expecta
tion. Some fine day, perhaps, the first
consideration of the railroad companies
will be the convenience of their best
patrons. When that millennial era arrives
freight discrimination against Pittsburg
will cease, and all things else will be as
PRESERVE THE SUFFRAGE.
It is reported that at Allentown, this
State, thirty Hungarians who were utterly
Ignorant of the English language made
their appearance at the polling place
armed with naturalization papers and tax
receipts, but without an interpreter. After
some difficulty they were understood by
signs to express a wish for assistance from
a member of the Democratic committee.
Their wish was granted, and their assist
ant voted straight party tickets for them,
as was all perfectly, right,-since that was
apparently their desire. But what was
wofully wtong Was that these men who,
from the nature of the case, were evi
dently devoid of all means to have learnt
anything of the American Constitution or
the free institutions of this great country,
should have been granted the priceless
and invaluable rights of citizenship by
some one or other who ought to have
Of course the side on which these men
are said to " have voted has nothing what
ever to do with the matter; they ought
never to have been entitled to a vote at
all. It is bad .enough that birthright
should make citizens of many men whoby
idleness, ignorance or lack of intelligence
are better fitted to become the tools of
selfish schemer.? than to form opinions of
their own. And no alien should be nat
uralized who has not sufficient knowledge
and intelligence to have studied and
learnt something of the circumstances of
life in the country which he wishes to
This particular case may have been ex
aggerated, but It is only an example of
many such which certainly and with equal
certainty ought not to exist
SPOIXS AND ECONOMY.
Certain Ohio Republicans are attempt
ing to account for the reduction of their
party's majorities in that State by the
publication of some pre-election corre
spondence between one Dr. F. S. Wagen
hals and Secretary Charles Foster, of the
Treasury. The spicy missives given to
the public are apropos of the appointment
of a steward to the Toledo Insane Asylum,
of which institution the Hon. Charles
Foster is a member of the Board of
Directors, by Governor JIcKinley's ap
pointment Without entering into further
details, the gist of the whole matter is
that the Secretary is charged by the
Doctor with favoring the selection of a
Democrat For his part, Mr. Foster de
fends himself by the courageous assertion
that he is for the aforementioned Demo
crat because he believes him the best
man for .the place, and further
more on general principles he considers
that the officials of charitable institutions
should be chosen simply for their intrinsic
suitability without regard to their party
affiliations. This, he urges, is the method
most likely to result in an efficient,
At this point the Doctor takes vigorous
exception and complains that this system,
as inaugurated during Mr. Foster's tenure
of the Gubernatorial chair and continued
by Governor McKinley, is the source of
all evil. It is asserted that under Governor
Foster's, non-partisan management the per
capita cost, based upon average number of
inmates in the asylum, was S161 ,94 for year
ending November 15, 1883, under Governor
Foraker's Republican administration it
was 5142 36.fcr year ending November 15,
1889, and under Governor Campbell's
Democratic administration it was 5130 39
for year ending November 15, 1891. From
these figures Dr. Wagenhals deduces the
argument that a partisan administration
is more economic than a non-partisan man
agement In the first place it is to be noted that
the figures are' selected, and it is fair to
assume the writer has not been unbiased
in his selection. Again, it is well to bear
in mind that economy is not simply and
solely a matter of dollars and cents in
such cases as this, and that there is an
efficiency which cannot be computed in
mere monetary statistics. But, even if the
above figures be accepted, there are sev
eral ways of accounting for them other
than treating them as evidence that an
out and out regard for the ethics of the
spoils system is the truest economy for the
conduct of State affairs. It Is to be ex
pected that as a public institution grows
older its running expenses should be re
duced by the smoothness of work
ing produced by increased familiar
ity. And these figures support
that expectation. Furthermore, the
standard of ability among the men avail
able for office must vary from time to
time. Even accepting the Doctor's argu
ments, and carrying them to a logical con
clusion, it is not quite evident how the
Republican cause would have been helped
by an indication that of a non-partisan,
a Republican and a Democratic ad
ministration, the last was conducted with
the least expense.
But setting aside he particular in
stance under discussion and leaving the
practical politicians to form their own
conclusions therefrom and make what use
of il they choose looking simply at the
question in its broadest aspect, no citizen
of average intelligence and no man of
business instinct can seriously maintain
that the treatment of public offices purely
and simply as a reward for party political
services is a system likely to be so condu
cive to that efficiency and integrity in the
discharge of public business which is ab
solutely essential to a maximum of econ
omy. Politicians may use the spoils system
while they can, but sooner or later the
people will insist upon its displacement by
the better plan.
FOREWARNED AND FOREARMED.
The decision of the Treasury Depart
ment to maintain a proper amount of
vigilance for the exclusion of cholera from
this country is manifestly wise. With a
partial continuance of the precautions
hastily adopted when danger from the
disease was -at its height, a return to the
complete detention system then in vogue
will bs less difficult than if the whole ar
rangement were allowed to lapse.
Furthermore, there is still warrant for
more than the amount of care usually de
voted to immigrants by medical inspectors
at the ports. There is every probability
that spring will witness the return
of cholera in the districts recently
ravaged. Past experience demonstra
ted the worthlessness ot foreign
official announcements with regard to the
presence of the disease. No faith should
be placed by this country in anything but
its own preventive and defensive meas
ures. While defensive inspection should
be continued at the ports, scrupulous
cleanliness should be practiced as a pre
ventive in the interior of the country. Let
there be no accumulations of filth or garb
age during the winter which, with the
breaking of the frost, would harbor and
encourage the spread of any disease germs
that might secure their admittance to this
RENEWED VITALITY OF LAW.
It is announced that within the next
two weeks the prosecution ot the million
aire Chicago beef packer, G. F. Swift, for
violations of the inter-State commerce
law will be commenced. Hitherto con
victions under this law have been so
scarce and its evasions and violations so
plentiful that a weary public has almost
become reconciled to the idea that it is a
dead letter. The variance between the
spirit of the inter-State commerce act and
its literal interpretation has been so
marked as to prove a serious hindrance to
its beneficence. And the inability of
prosecutors to compel guilty parties to
give evidence liable to incriminate them
even if guaranteed freedom from conse
quent penalties has been a grave stum
bling block in the way of the law's en
forcement It has even been suggested that there
have been discriminations in the bringing
of charges against the people discriminat
ing illegally in freight rates, such as to
favor the big offenders and bring up the
little ones with a short hand. The present
case is certainly open to no such insinuation.
There will be a general Jubilation among
honest, law-abiding shippers if the charge
be brought home, and a stiff penalty im
posed. The prosecution should be pushed
with vigor and no effort neglected to make
this law less abortive in its practical re
sults than it has been heretofore.
PITTSBURG DOES GROW.
From the nature of the topography of
Pittsburg it is evident that its business
heart will remain where it is, though
gradually extending its area. But with
the residental and social districts the case
is otherwise. On all sides of the city new
houses are springing up, and new centers
of social intercourse being formed. The
undertaking for the building of a new
hotel, as published in The Dispatch of
yesterday, and the inception of plans for
the construction of a theater as told of In
to-day's issue are striking indications of
the rapid growth of the East End.
When the Carnegie Library and Music
Hall has been built this district will be
largely self-contained from an evening
amusement point of view, and It is to be
expected that these places will be followed
by others of a like kind as the outskirts
draw more and more of the residents from
the city. It is such evidences of growth
as these that give a slight indication of the
city's possibilities for the future. And
that future will be comparatively far or
near as the citizens of Pittsburg unite to
gether for municipal enterprises with a
somewhat of the energy which is at pres
ent devoted almost exclusively to matters
of private business.
On the evening of the twenty-eighth
instant the University Extension Society
is to meet in the Wood Street Presbyterian
Church. It should be a crowded assem
bly, for the results of the meeting will
mean a great deal to this city. Prominent
professors from all over the State are to
be present to explain the objects of the
society. Briefly stated, the objects are to
obtain some of the advantages of college
training for those who have been barred
from a college course, or desire to increase
in some branch or other the knowledge
obtained thereby. There is an immense
field for such an undertaking in Pittsburg,
and it should meet with the heartiest sup
port Night classes and lectures throughout
the winter underwell-qualified instructors
should prove a great boon to this city. In
England the system has done and con
tinues to do an increasingly important
work in the popularization of science.
Self-instruction by means of text books is
well enough in its way. But study under
a competent instructor is a far better plan
wherever it is available. The esprit de
corps of a class and the inspiration to
study derived from oral instruction are
advantages to be greatly prized. There
are thousands in Pittsburg who can profit
by thenew enterprise, audita inauguration
should be greeted with an enthusiastic
There is a foolish outcry from some
quarters that one lesult of the election, and
the consequent change of administration,
will be to annul any benefit that might'
otherwise have been derived from the In
ernational monetary conference. H6w
ridiculous and untenable this position Is
maybe seen in a moment when It is re-,
membered that the conference is to be a
purely deliberative body. No legislative ac
tion can result therefrom, since every gov
ernment represented, and that of the
United States no less than the others, will
have to consider the resnlt of the discussion
as an individual before preparing any
enactment to deal with tho, monetary ques
tions. The conference is simply to be an oc
casion for comparing notes and collating
the views and wisdom of all nations inter
ested in the subject. And as such the
meeting has as much chance of being a suc
cess as ever it had.
Football's growing favor with the peo
ple is more than compensation for any de
cline in the baseball enthusiasm. This
country cannot do withont some sort of a
brawl to amuse it.
That balance in the National Treasury is
in a state of unstable equilibrium. In fact,
there is a striking difference in opinions
held in different quarters as to whether it
may or may not actually develop into a
deficit before the regular session of the
Fifty-third Congress. But it is at least
certain that "More tiasto makes less speed,"
and that the Democratic party has no need
to do hurriedly what can be better- done at
leisure, and that any decision at this time to
call an extra session of Congress to follow
Mr. Cleveland's, inauguration would be tho
useless attempt to cross a bridge before it is
arrived at. The next and last session of the
Fifty-second Congress will afford plenty of
opportunity for the discussion of the best
means to deal with any such difficulties as
may turn up.
The man that fails to push his claims
theso days is npt to get lost in the scramble.
The same thing is true of cities. Pittsburg
should beware of apathy in matters munici
pal. A good deal of the World's Fair's chance
of becoming a paramount success will de
pend upon the reasonable moderation of
Chicago's poopla in providing plenty of ac
commodation at rates that shall be remu
nerative without being exorbitant. Not a
little responsibility, too, will devolve upon
the railroad companies in their conduct of
transportation. In both cases tho adoption
of the most proper plans will prove the most
profitable- lor Chicagoans and lailroadors as
well as lor the public
If all candidates tor Pittsburg's Mayoralty
were sure of election this city could turn
out a four-in-hand and have enough Mayors
to make two or three teams as well.
However strangely President Har
rison'saniicty to place the employes of the
Printing and Engraving Bureau under the
protection of the Civil Service Commission
may appear to his friends or opponents
coming as it does just before tho end of his
term there is no doubt than any practical
and practicable extension of civil service
reform tending to minimize the evils of the
spoils stem is a good thing worthy or all en
couragement. Possibly when the millennium arrives,
rapid transit magnates will consult public
convenience, even when their own pockets
are not directly concerned.
The further he goes and the more he con
siders the matter, the more inadvisable will
the calling of an extra session of Congress
appear to the President-elect. A year will
afford none too much time lor the 1 raining or
Democratic measures to deal with tho tariff,
to say nothing of the difficulties of con
structing a Cabinet and distributing the
plums of patronage.
Mrs. Victoria Woodhuxi, Martin
was not far behind Chairman Carter in ad
mitting that the other fellows won.
There will have to be some very lively
hustling if all the exhibits are to be ready
lor the opening of the World's Tair on Slay
1. Every effort should be made to have a
prompfBtart and an efficient handling of the
Exposition. It is no local matter. The
credit of America among the nations is at
stake, and must not be allowed to suffer.
Those of the footballers who survive are
likely to make late Thanksgiving dinners
True freedom of the press is encouraged
not threatened by measures dirocted against
anarchistic incitements to violence, such as
the French-Chamber of Deputies has under
consideration. Liberty rightly used is free
dom: liberty abused becomes tenor of the
And still the changeability of the
weather far outdoes the fickleness of human
kind. . .
With regard to the smoke 'nuisance, the
conclusion of the whole matter is that Pitts
burg can practically get rid of it when once
It has made up its mind to. But the conclu
sion has'not yet been reached.
.PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
Private 'Dalzelii will celebrate his
silver wedding' on November 29.
The Czar of Bussia is an accomplished
linguist, speaking seven modern languages
Queen Victoria will go to Florence in
March rfext and will stay there four or five
weeks at the Villa Pazerl.
Miss Luella Cool, a leading dentist of
San Francisco, has been placed in charge of
dentistry at the Stanford University.
Miss Catherine Drexel, of New York,
daughter ot the well-known banker, was
married yesterday to Dr. Charles Penrose,
Mr. Haile, who ran against Governor
Russell In Massachusetts, is a member of the
firm of Haile & Frost. What could he ox
pect but a bleak sort of evening.
Grand Duke Vladimer, of Bussia, is
visiting Emperor WilllanTat the new'palace.
He accompanied His Majesty on a hunting
Count de Lesseps is il with chagrin
over the action of the French Government
In prosecuting the Panama canal directors.
M. Eiffel,, the tower architect, has beon
stricken from the list of defendants.
Hon! Thomas F. Gilrot, Mayor-elect
ot New York Cit, arrived in 'San Antonio
yesterday, accompanied by his- wife and
daughter and John H. McCarthy, of New
York. They are en route to California on a
Walter- Satterlee, the -artist, says
one or ,tho greatest difficulties ho meets is
the lack or models in this country, whose
hair is so black that it has blue or purple
lights in it. He adds that what he wants is
common in Europe, but almost unattainable
D0QS-MAY SOMETIMES BITE.
In Self-Defense They Do Right to Turn on
New Tore, Xov. 17. ISpecial. Henry
Schl!clitner a Brooklyn saloonkeeper, was
a defendant in. the Lee avenue police court
to-day. James Doran, anext-doorneighbor,
charged Scnliohtner with keeping a vicious
dog, and exhibited wounds on his right arm
which he declared to Justice Petterson were
Inflicted by the dog. Doran declared that
while he was getting a drink yesterday in
the saloon, the dog came from behind tho
counter and bit him. Defendant said that
Doran plagued the bloodhound which was
chained behind the counter, and when
Doran struck it on the nose twice the do"
fastened its teeth in Doran's arm until
caused to desist'by its master.
Justice Petterson said dogs had some
rights which human beingB should respect.
Animals should not bo struck without Justi
fication. The case was dismissed and
Jay Gould's Usual Diversion.
Chicago Tribune. 2
Jay Gould is informed by his physicians
that he needs exercise. In a short time,
therefore, he will probably be fonnd in
dulging in his old-time wreckreatlons In
A LOOK AROUND.
"The local insurance companies have
about held their own during the last two or
three months," remarked the President of
one of the corporations in question yester
day. "Many of them had heavy losses in
the Milwaukee fire, but local fires have been
feir and trifling. I do not mean that busi
ness has been such as to put tho companies
in much better shape than that atthe first of
thejyear, but if nothing serious occurs they
will start-in on the new year in as good con
dition as in 1S92. Tho tendoncy to greater
care in building, tighter restrictions and
better rates aio all having their effect."
It is wonderful how careless some large
corporations are. An evil minded person, full
of perlclous activity, could causo much
trouble to many concerns who are in some
way remiss under the requirements of their
chartors. I know of one such which in no
loss than four distinct matters or detail has
laid itseir open to trouble and yet it con
trols several hundred thousands of dollars
worth of property. It is not a safe thing to
do and there should be more caution on tho
part of boards or directors.
The cartoon which The Dispatch
printed some ten days ago in regard to the
absence of street signs seems to have borne
fruit. An official advertisement of Chief
Bigelow's calls for bids for enamelled signs
for Pittsbnrg streets. There will be many
thousands of them placed upon all tho lamp
posts in the thickly settled portions of the
city and on all tho main thoroughfares out
in the East End. Tho bill will run up into
the thousands but it is one which the people
will cheerfully pay. It is as hard to find
street signs in some sections as it is to catch
tho ear of a policeman long enough to find
out where you are.
I have several times spoken of a project
which is afoot to build a country club simi
lar to tho swell affairs or the East. The
latest scheme of this sort is now so far
under way that it looks as though it would
TnE Eastern game of football Tale and
and Princeton I mean, of course has led to
some lively betting here, but of lato odds of
five to one havo prevailed on Tale, and it
has discouraged the outcome of much of
Princeton money. If the feeling between
the two local football organizations con
tinues as it is at present they will meet on
the field some day armed with battle axes.
This is a pity lor it will be sure to prevent
good lively games among strictly local
Harking back to Pittsburg as a five per
cent town, which I have claimed for a long
time to bo tho case, I am told by leading
real estate dealers that even in the hand
ling of outlying realty which will not bo
likely to come into the market for some"
time, it is easy to carry loans at five per
cent. Several of tho largest operations in
acreage of late have been done on a four
and a half basis. This cannot fall to aid
materially in the development of many im
portant blocks of suburban property. This
condition of affairs prevails at present in
spite or tho wet blanket ot Democratic vic
tory. A few large operations have been
hung up, but many new ones have been put
afloat this week. I hear of several manu
facturing establishments which are secur
ing reioio land in older to increase their
plant. More product at lower rates seems
to be the outlook.
An eastern cigar dealer just before elec
tion sent out a line of what he called "Presi
dental cigars." There are half a dozen or so
sizes, each bearing the name of a President
and tho funny part or it is in the Bizlng.
For example: the big, fat perfeeto is called
"Cleveland," the short, dumpy bequet is
"Harrison," the long, thin planetella is
"Lincoln," and tho rcina is "Graut."
IIBERALISM IK RELIGION.
A Pittsburg Unitarian Thinks Orthodoxy's
Days Will Soon De Numbered.
Philadelphia, Nov. 17. IJev.CE. St. John,
of Pittsburg-, read a paper on "The Evangel
ication or Cities" at the Unitarian Confer -ence
to-day. He said: "Tho church must
take its stand upon noble labor, and that
when a Church got up amusements llko
clnbs the world looks on as though it was
simply amusement. Tho necessary founda
tion or more work must be laid by the
church. Tho unchurched is everywhere,
especially in the large cities. All of the
llbeial churches have a great responsibility.
The time is near when the atonement and
salvation will have no significance. The
Unitarians will he welcomed. It seems to
me tho Presbyterians are preaching 100 years
behind them. Iliey preach Sabbatarianism.
They have beautiful chuiches, fine music,
and yet the people do not come in.
"Orthodoxy is growing less and less for
midable. The unchurched aro not trintta
rian nnd neither can they be made so. They
cannot be churched by the so-called evan
gelicals. It may not be for our little church
to win them, but it may bo some other of a
liberal character. We are. I venture to say,
the only church that can hope to win the
Secularists. Men will think for themselves
to-day, and woe to the church that inter
leres. Our church is the liboral church.
Wo seek the indifferent to keep him from
stumbling on. Our church seeks to inspire
llbei alism with sanity and reasoning.
"The nnrrownes of liberalism says the
world is bad. Broad liberalism says the
woild is moving. Scattered liberalism
needs to be brought within the grasp of
rationalism. The evangelizatloa of cities
rests with the multitude of liberals within
them, and when they can unite upon some
plan they can accomplish tho work. Our
churches nro few and small, but if they can
foiraulate the way, as orthodoxy has tailed,
it will have the honor of leading in the
work. We must be lovers or men, bearers
or burden, going about Christlike. He must
be able to see that wo not only believe our
gospel, but we aro going about doing the
worlc or the gospel."
GOOD E0ADS ASS EQUAL TAXES
The Most Important Questions Discussed
by the National Grange.
Coscord, N. 11., Nov. 17. At the National
Giango sessions to-day reports or offlcors
were heard. In his report Mortimer White
head, lecturer, said that among the meas
ures which he found most generally dls
cussed and asked for at this time in the
granges of the country were rural free mall
delivery, postal telegraph and telephone
and Government ownership and control of
the same in the interest of a quicker dis
semination ot news.market reports, weather
foiocasts, etc., to the advancement of agri
culture. The road question was discussed, the lec
turer taking the ground that while farmers
admitted the need and ndvantage of better
roads they should first insist upon an equal
ization of taxes, by which fanners would
not be called upon to pay more than their
fair sharo of the expense of building and
sustaining a better road system. In allud
ing to tne depressed condition ot agricul
ture the speaker said that the farmers are
studying the question ot how to pay their
debts und support their families on 60-cent
wheat and 6-cont cotton. Too duty of the
grange is to guide the present unrest into
healthy and saie channels.
Important reports being disposed of nu
merous resolutions were Introduced, the
principal ones being by Mr. Chartlers, of
Virginia, urging the passage of the Paddock
pnre food bill and a creation of a road di
vision in the Department of Agriculture,
and by Mr. hnotr, or West Virginia, indors
ing Secretary Rusk's work.
Is AbloVto Fill It, Too.
No matter who may secure the leading
places In a change of administration the
Thanksgiving turkey is sure of a good in
The Tiger Changed Stripes.
New York Recorder.!
Tammany has been promoted to the Dem
ocratic menagerie. From a beast it has got
to be a bird.
Quite a Consolation.
He who flops
And 'flops into the tureen,
Hay live to flop
' Out ot it again.
We Have Both Seen and Heard It.
Our next President will be named Grover,
CIVIL BERT1CE EXTENSION.
President Harrison in Favor of Carrying
Out a Long-Cherished Plan.
WAsniisaTo:?, Nov. 17. Special. There is
a very decided disposition on tho part of
the President to extond in all possible di
rections the operation of the civil service
laws. This has been talked or from time to
time since his election to the Presidency,
but the extension or the law up to this date
haB amounted to very little. Now that he is
soon to go, out of office, Mr. Harrison feels
that in Justice to himself and to carry far
ther the policy believed in and urged by the
best elements or all political parties, he
should place within tho protecting arms or
the Civil Service Commission as many of
the Government employes as ho can who
are not already there.
For yeais there have been affected by the
law nearly every employe of the Govern
ment abovo tho mere mechanical occupa
tions, which were not looked upon as neceS
saiily political appointments, in which tho
appointee should be of the party in power.
Assistant secretarys, heads or bureaus and
chiefs of divisions, being responsible for the
proper conduct of the Government work,
and in a way the confidential assistants of
the administration family, hnve for these
good leasons not been included In the class
ified service, and they take a walk upon a
change of administration Just as rapidly ns
the headsman ran got around to them.
Messengers, laborers, scrubwomon and
others of this class have also, and some
what strangely, been omitted from the pro
tection or the civil service act, and the con
sequence is that when there is a change of
administration a tremendous pressure is
brought to bear for appointment, even in
these poorly paid uvenues, and charwomen
by the hundreds torment tne life out or
Congressmen and appointing officials to se
cure the removal or the women or the de
feated party and the installation of the
women or tho victorious one.
Why these poor people should not have
equal protection with the clerks or the
various classes is not apparent. Theso, how
ever, nro not in question at this time. The
discussion is particularly in regard to the
employes of the- Government Printing Office,
tlio Buieau of Engraving and Printing and
tho employes of the District Government.
These officers, whose forces aggregate sev
ornl thousand the Government Printing
Office alone having upwards of 3,000 have
been tho leedlug ground of tho "spoilsmen."
Especially in the monster printing office
does tho guillotine play havoc with every
changing administration, and most quickly
and surely among tho very numerous
sprinkling of country editors, in for "a fat
take," but who have been intensely parti
san, and who are therefore considered
proper subjects of removal by n new admin
istration. The diffionlty or providing any pertinent
or intelligent competitive examination has
been as yet the insurmountable obstaclo in
the way ot including the printers in the
operation or the civil serviee law, but it is
believed that some plan may ho found beforo
the lih or next March to place these several
thousands of workmon under the protection
of the commission, and thus relieve them
from the harassing feeling that they are to
be the prey of the new administration.
VETS ADAMS! STEIKEBS,
Father Sherman Arouses the Ire ot Old
Soldiers Against Granite Cutters.
St. Louis, Xov.17. The Society of the Army
of the Tennessee has Just been called to
order. Rev. Thomcs E. Sherman was in
vited to address the meeting. The clergy
man turned his remarks to the monument
which the family is providing for the tomb
of the dead General. In a voico sad, but
passionately indignant, he said:
"Just about the time the work was fin
ished a strike occurred in the granite quar
ries in the East, and the finished monument
stands there now, and there is no power in
this country, in State or nation, to move it
move that monument from tho hands of
the union. They will not consent to let us
have It moved, and I only know ono way to
get it and that is to organize ono or his old
regiments and go there and take it by force.
Applause. There is a power there even
higher and stronger than the power you con
quered, and our generation has yet to meet
tne problem of conquering, or at least sub
duing to law, that great power."
There was a dead silence for a moment as
the speaker concluded, and then there was
a Durst of appUuso which swelled into a
military cheer lor the spirited son or the old
commander. The reunion ended in a ban
quet, the leading toast of which was a eulogy
or Lincoln and Grant by General D. B. Hen
derson, of Iowa.
A U0BLEMAN JAILED.
No Less a Person Than the Chief of the
Siberian Prisons in Trouble.
San Francisco, Nov. 17. Vladimir Nichols
Bumin, who claims to be a Russian noble
man and Chief or the Russian prisons of
Siberia, is in custody at the city prison,
charged with intemperance and disorderly
According to his story, as told by friends
who visited him at tho prison, Rumln, who
arrived in this city about two weeks ago,
had his attention attracted to the prisoneia
at the City Hall this artenioon, and ho pro
ceeded to examine their quarters, to which
the turnkey objected and ordered him ar
rested. Alter a desperate resistance, he was
strapped to a cot in the prison hospital.
Rumln declares he will report the affair to
ZEEP DOWN TOE BARS.
The order or September 27 restricting im
migration is to bo continued in vigorous
lorce. Good for President Harrison.
The strict quarantine should be main
tained, certainly so as regards all immi
grants and goods from infected districts.
The rules will be enforced. The present
administration will protoct the people of
the United States as far as possible, and
there will be no wavering. Rochester Demo
crat. The question that Congress should seri
ously consider is the advisability and neces
sity of making Secretary Foster's policy the
permanent one of our Government. .Boston
The President's order is still in force, and
intended immigrants should govern them
selves accordingly. The only way for them
to avoid detention at American ports is to
remain at home. Troy Times.
The tide, which w;s turned during the
cholera scare, has again set out in this direc
tion, and will soon be swelled to more than
its lormer proportions, it it shall not be
checked as soon as Congress meets. Phila
It wonld Indeed be a calamity to have
cholera creep in at last after our happy pre
servation thus far from its ravages. No re
laxation of vigilance should occur till all
danger of the dread disease has vanished.
New York Press.
The first duty of a nation is to its own
people. The United States will fall in that
duty unless it checks in some way the whole
sale coming of that class of aliens whom
Europe does not want and is eager to get rid
of. New York Herald.
With freo immigration and a very prob
able spread of cholera abroad it would be
almost Impossible to keep tho pest away;
more, to keep it from seriously injuring the
World's Fair and tho multltariou Interests
devolving upon it dUcago News Record.
DEATHS HERE AN'D ELSEWHERE.
Ex-Congressman Benjamin Shields.
General Benjamin G. Shields died at his
home, near Marlln. Tex., Tuesday, aged 63. He
ws In Congress in the forties, with Clay and Cal
houn, He was Minister to Venezuela under Presi
dent Polk, and Customs Collector at Galveston
under Grant. He caught cold In riding several
miles through a cold rain on election day to vote
lor Harrison and Hogg.
Mrs. Fannie B. Coles.
Mrs. Fannie B. Coles was buried yester
day from her home, 18 J First avenue. Mrs. Coles
was S3 years old. she died on Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased was a delightful person, and she was
a most devoted mother, she was the mother of Dr.
Coles, now of Scottdale. Her daughters are Mrs.
John Scblegel, Mrs. John Daffy, Mrs. John Craw
lord and Mary and Ida Coles.
Edward McCrady, the oldest living graduate of
Tale College, and the senior member of the South
Carolina bar, died in Charleston.
Donald W. Baix, State Treasurer-elect or
North Carolina, died at, his residence in Raleigh,
N. C. Wednesday afternoon. He had served
eight years, and was re-elected last week for a
James Richardson, head of a large grain ex
porting house, died In Kingston, Ont., Tuesday
night, aged 73 years, from paralysis. He was the
flrt exporter from Kingston and the largest dealer
In Central Ontario,
PRIZES FOR BEAUTY.
Awarding fhe Premiums at the Chrysan
themum Show An Informal Reception
to Mrs. Phipps Church Bazaars to Be
Held The Gossip or Society.
The bright weather yesterday had a
great deal to do with the very large attend
ance at the chrysanthemum show. It was an
ideal day for blooming flowers, and the
thoughts of the peoplo turned naturally to
the beautiful exhibition at the Auditorium,
where the most lovely or blossoms were to
be seen in the highest state of culture. The
gaily dressed throng that treaded Its way
through tho stands, stopping every moment
to admire some magnificent specimen, har
monized well with the flowers.and the music,
that never ceased for long, added to tho
pleasure, and made the hall seem llko a
place altogether aparc from the bnsy city
The main feature of tho day wa3 the table
decorations. N. Patterson's table a mar
velous creation took first premlnm. The
table was covered with a handsome white
damask cloth, while delicately hand-painted
china and glistening cut-glass, with the
accompanying knives, forks and spoons,
were arranged In proper order. The largo
center piece was of yellow chrysanthemums
and tall ferns, upon which tho light filtered
through yellow shades on fairy lamp). The
favors wero two English violets, inserted in
a little white card. The tout ensemble
spoko unmistakably or excollent taste pos
sessed by the producer. The second prize
was taken by K. E. Patterson with a pretty
combination. The centerpiece was of yel
low chrysanthemums, with a favor at each
plate, of one chrysanthemum and a little
card, in the corner ot which:was a tiny yel
low flower. The other essentials were china,
glass, silver, etc John B, and A Murdoch's
table attracted much attention. The center
piece was or whito chrysanthemums, with a
lamp on cither side. Imbedded In maiden
hair Terns. The lamp shades were or yellow
nnd whlto silk, trimmed with whito lace.
At three corners were corner pieces or yel
low and white chrysanthemums. The ex
hibition generally yesterday was the most
interesting of the week.
Miss Annie Carrier was united in
marriage last evening to Mr. M. Marucheau.
at tho home of her mother, Mrs. Eliza A.
Carrier, South Negley avenue, in the pres
ence or intimate friends or the families.
Rev. Dr. Hodges performed the coremony,
after which the young couplo lelt for their
homo in San Antonio, 'lex., where the
groom Is a prosperous business man.
An informal reception was given yester
day afternoon from 2 to 4 and from 4 to 6 by
Mrs. Hoffstot, of Beech street, Allegheny.
It was for Mrs. Henry Phipps, who arrived
from a two years' stay in England, and who
will return to Europe Saturday next. Tho
informal character of the reception allowed
of the ladles coming and going at pleasure,
so that it was possible to entertain a much
larger number than could have been dono if
all the guests had been present at the same
time. Mrs. Phipps has always been a fav
orite in Pittsburg and her friends were de
lighted to have the opportunity of meeting
her in this pleasant manner. The house wa3
prettily decorated, tho parlors being gar
landed with trailing vines, while roses were
artistically disposed here and there, giving
a charming effect. There was orchestral
music and refreshments served sans cere
monie. Mrs. John Walker gave a luncheon
yesterday afternoon and her guests divided
their time between her homo on Western
avenue and tho house of Mrs. Hoffstot. Tho
luncheon was given in honor of Mrs. John
R. McCune and Mrs. Phipps. Another
luncheon is to be given by Mrs. Walker to
day. A bride of several months, Mrs. Itaisig,
who was Miss Mary MeKolvey, or Wllklns
burg, was the gnest of honoryesterday after
noon at a reception given by Mrs. Marshall
McWhinney at her home, Edgewood. There
were aDout 150 invited guests entertained be
tween the hours of 2 nnd 4 o'clock. Some ot
the toilettes were very handsome. Mrs.
Raisig wore her wedding gown of white silk.
A BAZAAR is to be held by the Ladies'
Mitten CIud thl3 evening at the residence of
Mr. W. H. Brown, the proceeds of which are
to be devoted to the furnishing of the
hospital in the new Newsboys' Home. Tho
chairmen of the different tables and booths
will be as follows: Miss Mary Eecles. Mrs. W.
C. Voight, Mrs. F. E. Jones, Mrs. W. H. Brown,
MrB. S. Scully, Mrs. George B. Moore, Mrs. C.
A. Brown, Mrs. John Hall, Mrs. M. D. Hazlett
and Mrs. J. P. Brown. The mastois of cere
monies are Messrs. Uazlctt, Brown and S.
There is to be a supper and bazaar this
j evening in the Eleventh U. P. Church, under
the direction of the ladles of the congrega
tion. There are to bo fivo tables for the
supper, besides others devoted to the sale
of candy, lemonade, ice cream, fancy work,
etc. The proceeds will De devoted to the
needs of the church, and the indications are
that the affair will be a notable one.
There will be plenty of entertainment at
the colonial tea in the Helping Hand rooms,
Arch street, Allegheny, to-night. There
will be a mandolin and guitar club to dis
course music, and the ladies In attendance
on the various tables will, in their costumes
ot colonial times, do all possible to inako
the occasion an enjoyaoie one lor tuelr
guests. Tho ladles who will be In charge or
tho various tables with a number or aids
nie Mis Sujdam, Mrs. C. I. McKce, Miss
RobD, Miss Rose, Mrs. DeArmir, Mrs. F. F.
Nicola, Miss Wheeler, Ml33 Eleanor Park
and Miss Jamison.
The eighteenth annual meeting of the
East Liberty branch of the Young Men's
Christian Association, of Pittsburg, will be
held in the East Liberty Presbyterian
Church, Penn and Highland avenues, to-morrow
evening at 7:45 o'clook, and will be ad
dressed by Mr. Walter C. Douulas, uenerai
Secretary of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation, of Philadelphia.
There was a fashionable and cultured
andienco at the Art Society's rooms last
evening to listen to the lectnre or Mr. W. J.
Henderson on "Tho Spirit or Music." This
was the one hundred and eighty-fourth re
ception of the Art Society, and it was in
every respect one of the pleasantest of these
always pleasant occasions.
Edward Ccxxixouam, the gateman at the
Union depot, was married last evening to
Miss R. Llndsev, of Alleeiiony. Rev. Mr.
Keylo performed the coremony. Mr. Cun
ningham is very popular with his lellow
workmen, and thoy all wish httn a happy
and prosperous future
Mrs. W. M. Carothers, of Braddock, who
was Miss Gertrude Kobbins until a month or
so ago, received yesterday from 1 to S at her
former home, at Robbins" station, West
moreland county. A largo number of her
friends from the city were present
The musical and literary entertainment to
be given this evening by the East Liberty
Circle of the Protected Home Circle, at Ma
sonic Hall. Collins avenue, is expected to be
unusually pleasing. Several novel features
will be introduced.
Prof. F. W. Vert will lecture on "The
Planets, Mara and Jupiter," in the Mt.
Washington Reading Rooms this evening.
Vocal and instrumental music will precede
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MoKee are contem
plating the advisability or changing their
place of residence from Allegheny to the
Last evening Lieutenant George E. Heed
lectured m Post 3 Hall on "Life in Southern
Prison Pens." The proceeds or the lecture
will go to the G. A. R. Home, at Hawkins
This evening the Young Ladles' Society of
the Sixth U. P. Chuich will give their novel
entertainment, "The Festival or Mondanln."
Miss Frahoes Marshall will givo a card
party at her home, Stockton avenue, this
evening, in honor of her guest. Miss BelL
Mr. asd Mrs. F. M. Camp, or Marchand
street. East End, will spend the winter in
The Choral Society is to hold a rehearsal
in the Fourth avenue Baptist Church .this
Mrs. William Pickersoill, of Western
avenue, will hold a reception this evening.
MRS.V- Georoe Reed, of Amberson avenue,
will go East to spend Thanksgiving.
Mrs. S. Warm CASTLE, of North Highland
avenue, is visiting in Cleveland.
MAD AFTB 13 YEAHS,
Hydrophobia Shows Itself at Last in a Vic
tim or a Dog's Bite.
Suhburt, Pa Nov. 17. When 13 years or
age Albert Ruth, who is in jail here await
ing trial for larceny, was terribly bitten by
a mad dog. He recovered from his wounds,
but he now shows every sign of having
hydrophobia. Ho froths at the mouth and
seems to be endowed with superhuman
strength. Although his hands and feet are
shackled, it is an easy matter for him to
twist himself from the grasp of six prison
ers. At times ho is periectly rational, and
begs that, he be strapped to a table so that
he cannot injure anybody.
Several attendants have received bruises
at the hands of the Insane man, and his
wife, who Is with him, carries an uglv scar
on her head, the resnlt of one of bis blows.
Locusts are still eaten in Africa.
Russia's woolen indnitry employs 3,000
There are oak trees In existence 1,000
The net debt of Canada It reported to
There are 512,500 telephones ia use In
the United States.
More than 700 biographies of Columbu
have been written in various languages.
The Ladies' Club, of Sydney, Australia,
is the only one in that city which is freo
The scaffold on which John Brown was
hanged at Harper's Ferry is en route forth
Foreign physicians are now eiperi
menting with frog lymph as a preventive of
In Sweden and Norway it Is a crime to
make any profit on the sale of liquor; it must
Do dispensed at cost.
The British Museum, started In 1753,
hRg now 25 mile of bonks and tho largest'
collection of curiosities in the world.
On the ice peaks of the Himalayas, in
India, there is a .'Snow maggot,' weighing
nearly one pound and good to eat.
The regular army of Brazil consists of
only 12,000 soldiers, but the Government can
raise a military force or 100,000 men by con
scription. Peeresses of Great Britain, Scotland
and Ireland by birth, marriage or creation,
are free from arrest or imprisonment in
Street car conductors receive only 62J
cents for a day's wages in the city of Berlin.
Tho day is IS honrs long, with a half-holiday
once in two weeks.
Of Chicago's 1,208,669 people only
292.G39 aro of native American stock. The
German leads with 331,353. The Irish are
third, numbering 215,531.
Jerome Park, near New York, for many
years one of the most popular race track:;
in the country, is to become the propertv
of a syndicate and be cut np into building1
King Henry I. had an arm SO inches
long. That 13 why tho English and Ameri
can yard 1i it3 present length, a little fact
which many students havo learned and for
Among the uneducated whitej in Ala
bama there is a popular superstition that if
a colored person kisses a baby twice on tho
month the teething period will be easy to
Red hailstones fell at Amsterdam in
1726, at London in 1503 (durins the time of
the sreat pla2iie),and at divers places in Ire
land and Franco in the early part of tho
During the reign of nenry IV. of Eng
land no person of a lower estate than a
knight or banneret was allowed to wear
clnth of gold or larje sleeves, or to nsa
cither ermine or marten fur on his gown.
A gas well near Montpelier.Ini, which,
for some time past, has been supplying that
community, suddenly began blowing oil
which percolated through the pipes nnd
made its appearance in the houses of pa
trons. The oldest hoteT in Switzerland, and
probably the oldest in the world, is the
hotel of the Three Kings at Basle. Amone
itsgncstsin 1026 wer the Empror Conrad
II.. his son Henry III , and Hudolph, the
last king of Burgundy.
The age at which a "child wonder"
ceases to be such has not yet been deter,
mined. But Josef nofman, the boy pianist?,
seems to havo reached it. The latest reports
say that his fingers are l09lng their supple
ness, his ear its delicacy and his soul its love
The statistics of life insurance people
show that in the last -25 years the average ot
man's life has increied 5 ner cent, or two
whole year, from 419 to 4.1 9 vears. Wo
man's life averan" has improved even more
than this, from 4L9 to 45.8 years, or more
than 8 per cent.
In the 227 years since "Don Quixote"
was published 1,321 editions have been
printed, of which 528 were Spanish, 7M
English, 17D French, DO Italian, 84 Portu
gtiesp, 45 German. 18 Swedish, 9 Polish, f
Danish, 6 Russian, 5 Greek, 3 Roumanian.
Catalonian, 1 Basque and 1 Latin.
What lamb's flesh is to us, so is the
goat's flesh to tho Arab of North Africa. In
the provinces of Greece, too, where goats
are to bo found in abundance, their flesh I;
much eaten. Tho kid is reckoned by epi
cures to be equal, if not snpertnr, to "lamb
while the flesh or tho buck and the lady
goat nro both excellent.
Insects generally breathe through spe
clnl pores In various parts of their body
and if those pores aro closod by oil they are
suffocated. Anyone may test this by drop
nine sweet oil on the thrx or back of n
wap: it vcrv soon dies. F-ir this" reason oil
has beon found one of the best things to uso
for the destruction of insects.
The Rothschilds are said to have a
curious way of providing a birthday present
for all tho girls or the family when they
come of age. At the birth of each little girl
six pearls vnluod at $2,500 nro put aside. Six
more aro added at every birthday, nnd when
the young lady reaches the age of 21 sho is
presented with the valuable necklace.
The horseshoe superstition is very old.
The ancients believed that iron as a metal
had unknown powers, and would dilve nails
into their walls to keep off pestilence. It
has alwavs been thonght uncommonly
lucky to find a piece or the metal, and as
horseshoes wore the Torm in which it was
most frequently round, the superstitious re
gard came tn be transferred from the ma
terial to the shape.
Many people suppose that rosewood
takes its name from its color, but this is a
mistake. Bisewood Is not red, nor yellow.
but almost black. Its name comes from the
fact that when first cut it exhales a perfume
similar to that of a rose, and although the
dried rosewood of commerce retains no
trace of this earlv perfume, tne name lin
gers as a relic of the early history of the
The flag known as the stars and bars
was the first flag adopted by the Confederate
Congress at Montgomery. The battleflag"
was designed by General Beauregard, and
was adopted by General J. E. Johnson after
the first battle or Bull itun, and was after
ward adopted by Congress. In May, 1863,
Congress adopted another national flai, the
battleflag occupying the plac or the union.
Jack in the United States, and the remalndex
ORIGINAL AND JOCOS&
MT bister's LinfCHEOir.
Arrayed in gowns of swellest cut,
Tliey came to lancb with ais;
Of course, it was a gathering
Where ererrone was Miss.
Idld notmean to listen at
The keyhole In the door.
Bat nad 1 moved they would have hear
The creaking of the floor.
Bo. there I stared, and heard it afl.
And there I learned a lot.
And what It was. I'll tell yon nowv
But yon must tell it not.
I learned that Venle Saladleaf
Is minus her back hair:
And Katie Spriggs is quite knock-kneel
Bat that she does not care.
That Agnes Tide and Alice Knots
Make up their cheeks and erest
And sweet, angelic Annie Banns,
Tells great blir. whopping lies.
I learned that pretty Wilfred Bo
Smokes horrid cigarettes:
And Sally Dowee, because she's thin,
That Rosa Tlnns is cot as fat
As she would like tu be:
That at Ann Jordan's fire o'clock
There'll be spirits In the tea.
Alas 1 1 learned (my heart Is sad).
That pretty Margie Stead,
Bhe whom I sccre1 ly adore.
Monk Woodward soon wul wed.
TDET WERE DIVTORE3T.
"I've just finished portraits of all thl
famous horses for Mr. Banner." said Stalls, the
artist. "Just step this way, I want you to tell me
what yon think of them," and he led the way to a
well-lighted room, which be nsed for dlsplajlni.
his work. His friend consumed some Utile time in
examining them, and then sild: 'Stalls, they all
look alike. I don't see a Hit ol difference in any ol
them." Toudon't," said Stalls, welljnstlooi
at the names." Cmcx.