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T' 'WX' 75 -, --7a, 4. f$y : i. f ft r m iSTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1816. Vol. 44, So 4S. Entered at nurture rostofflce, 'ovcmber 14, 18S7, as second-class matter. BuslneBsOffice 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Rooms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Average circulation of the dally edition of The Dispatch for alx months ending March 1.1SS9, 27,988 Copies per Issue. Average circulation of the Sunday edition of The Dispatch for February, 1SS9, 45,144 Copies per Issue. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE FREE IN .HE EXITED ETAlES. Datlt Dispatch. One Year. . 8 00 Dailt Dispatch, Per Quarter 2 00 Dailt DisrATCU, One Month 70 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one year - 10 00 Datlt Dispatch, including Sunday, per quarter. 2 50 Dailt Dispatch, including Sunday, one month. 90 BOTAT DisrATCH, oneyear. 2 50 Weekly Dispatch, one year 1S5 The Dailt Dispatch Is delivered toy carriers at 15 cents per week, or including the Sunday edition, at 20 cents per eefc. PITTSBURG, THURSDAY. MAR. 21, 1SS8L FUGACIOUS LIQUOR SELLERS. The action of the Court of Quarter Sessions yesterday in ordering that the list of indictments be withheld front publica tion, because a large share ot those indicted for illegal liquor selling make a hurried departure before they can be held to bail, discloses a rather unique condition of af fairs. Apart from the question as to the pro priety of limiting that publicity which is a very fundamental condition of all criminal proceedings, one or two points suggest them selves in connection with this order. It seems to be taken as impossible to accelerate the leisurely movements of the officers of the law, or the 15 hours which generally elapse between the report of findings by the grand jury and their publication might be utilized in arresting these fugacious liquor sellers. Next, the net result being to get rid of the illicit venders, by their own flight, it might be profitable to consider whether that is not a more satisfactory disposition of theircases than to have the large proportion of them acquitted that is generally secured by the efforts of the professional juror. . Finally, does the court suppose that the illicit liquor seller who has things fixed for levanting waits to be notified by the news papers of his indictment, before he skips out? Itrnight be well to inquire if people of that stripe have not means of learning whether they are indicted within a few hours after the indictment is returned. " OVEEEuXHTG THE CHIEF JUSTICE. "With regard to that plea of the Chicago suitor for the hand of Chief Justice Fuller's daughter, although the highest judicial au thority in the land gave an adverse de cision, the plucky young man took an ap peal to a Milwaukee justice of the peace and won his case. This is the first instance on record of overruling the United States Supreme Court. In the causes under the jurisdiction of Cupid the rank of the ic spective courts gets terribly mixed up at times. As the Chief Justice has been reversed, be will nave to submit gracefully to the treatment which he himself adminis ters to many lower courfs, and commence the remanded proceedings denoro by calling the young people before him and giving them his judicial and paternal blessing. "With his large family of daughters, the Chief Justice ought to be able to iorgive the first young man who carried off one of them. LIBELING PHILADELPHIA. No actress on 'the stage to-day can com mand more general sympathy among her compatriots than Mary Anderson, and if it is a comfort to her she can undoubtedly assure herself that there is widespread sor row to-day that she should be suffering in health. It is to be hoped that Miss Ander $on's family will do all that in them lies to restore her to her public station at an early day. "We notice, however, with some misgiv ings, that Miss Anderson's brother a few days .ago made an announcement which painfully shakes the confidence we had reposed in him. Miss Anderson at present is in Philadelphia, and her brother is reported to have said: "Philadelphia is too nervous for her ; she needs some restful in fluences." This statement reveals either a singular lack of information on his part, or else that he is maliciously trying to rob Philadelphia of her well-earned reputation. If Miss Anderson cannot get repose and absolute quiet in the placid atmosphere or the City of Brotherly Love, we should like to be informed where on earth she can. If Philadelphia is to be robbed of her one claim to fame leaving out Mr. "Wanamaker and the marble doorsteps it shall not be accomplished without a,hearty protest from Pittsburg. COLONEL BRANTS BERTH. The nominations sent to the Senate yes terday provided for Colonel Frederick D. Grant, by putting down his name as Min ister to Austria. On the postulate that the son of his father has got to be supported at the public expense, this action shows a careful and wise discretion on the part of the President Colonel Grant was urged for the Chinese mission; but, as has already been pointed out, that place requires a diplomatist of the highest abilities and keenest judgment, which, it is hardly neces sary to say, Colonel-Grant is not. On the other band, the Austrian mission is notori ously a position in which the duties of the incumbent are confined to submitting periodical reports on nothing in particular, and sampling the famous Vienna beer. Colonel Grant is as well qualified to dis charge these duties as any man in the coun try? and the salary of 512,500 a year at tached to them, should be able to keep him out of difficulties during this administra tion. But we note with pain that Colotfel Elliott F. Shepard's chances are daily dwindlingaway. ACTORS aKD BALL PLAYERS. Helen Dauvray, the actress who is mar ried to John "Ward, the great baseball player, has written an article .comparing actors with ball players, to the general dis advantage" of the,former. This is not her purpose, perhaps, so much as to scarify the managers aud proprietors of the ball clubs. Helen Dauvray succeeds in showing, with tolerable clearness, that the baseball mana gers make a great deal more money with infinitely less work and risk than the thea ter managers, and that the actor obtains greater rewards, including.liberty of action; than ihe ball player for his labor. The excuse for this chivalrous, albeit amusing, plea for the ball player, is that some writers have been claiming that the fortunate wielder of the willow is pampered, petted and fabulously paid, while the poor intelligent actor has double the work.many privations and ranch lets remuneration. "In reality," says Helen Dauvray, "if the comparison must be made, the advant ages are on the side of the actors." To this end Helen Dauvray produces a really awful array of statistics that seem to prove that her contention is correct. But the fact of the matter is that there is no sense' at all in comparing the conditions of a ball player's life with those of an actor's. The actor, who is worthy of the name, succeeds by virtue of his brains, the baseball artist by virtue of his physical powers. "Whether or not the player in the diamond is improperly paid and unduly fettered by his employer, is a question which the players ought to be able to solve themselves. A body of men which is so limited in num bers, as is the contingent of first-class ball players, should not find it difficult to obtain its just rights and compensation. Perhaps Mr. "Ward will have something to say on this subject when he gets back from Europe. Beyond this, Mrs. Dauvray-Ward's claim that a baseball player Is not a free man is one of the severest possible characteriza tions of the alleged profession. There is no law compelling professional baseball players to sell their liberty. A large number of useful and honorable occupations, from bookkeeping and writing in the newspapers down to working on a farm or railroad, are open to the baseball player who does not willingly sacrifice his liberty of contract for a cash consideration. THE SOUTH AND PITTSBURG. Mr. Andrew Carnegie's letter on the Southern iron industry is the latest contri bution to the rather extended literature which has been produced on that subject. Mr. Carnegie bears testimony to the im portance of the Southern developments, the cheapness at .which they can produce foundry iron, and the prospect which they have of eventually converting pig into steel by means of the Bessemet and basic processes. All of these points are already well established; but Mr. Carnegie's cor roboration of-them is especially valuable to Pittsburg. Mr. Carnegie's opinion is of weight, but it is nevertheless permissible to question his declaration that the South will be in the future Pennsylvania's most formidable enemy in the iron and steel trade. The most cogent reason for doubting this is the fact that as the South develops its manufac turing industries to the finished forms it will create its own markets rather than take ours away. The South may become a rival of Pittsburg, although it has not yet done so. That it can become an enemy we hardly deem credible. But with an opinion like this, it is cer tainly important for Pittsburg to strengthen its position for the fnture, by seeking con nection with all the fields of production for raw material within onr reach. In that connection it is particularly cogent that Pittsburg manufacturers and business men should not have permitted an enterprise like the South Penn to have been strangled at the dictate of the trunk lines. That en terprise would have brought into closer connection with Pittsburg important dis tricts, and would have strengthened our po sition immensely if it had been preserved. Neither the South, nor any other section, can overthrow Pittsburg's supremacy in the iron trade if Pittsburg's own manufac turers and' "business men are true to her A DISASTROUS PLATFORM. It is a practically open secret that the real cause for the withdrawal of Mr. Eugene Schuyler's nomination as Assistant Secre tary of State was because it was known that he would'not be confirmed. The Senatorial reasons for refusing confirmation are that Mr. Schuyler has, in his published writings, criticised certain important politicians, his gravest offense being some remarks on E. B. Washburne's course during his brief stay at the State Department twenty years ago. The virtual notice that the man who is so indiscreet as to 'indulge in criticism of politicians, no matter .how well-fitted he may be for a given place, can never hope for a confirmation at the hands of the Senate, places that body in a most unfortu nate position. Criticism of public offi cials is one of the fundamental privileges of our political system. Yet this attitude practically puts the Senate in the position of saying that indiscretions, like writing damnatory letters on the political affiliations of land grant corporations can be forgiven, while the indiscretion of pointing out the evil effects on the diplomatic service, of a clean sweep twenty years ago, is the unpardon able sin. It is worth while to notice where this rule of the Senate will land that honorablebody. Others beside Mr. Schuyler have written criticisms and published them. Mr. "White law Beid, whose name is now before the Senate for the French mission, indulged in some verv savage criticisms of General Grant and his friends 16 years ago. Mr. Murat Halstead, who is supposed to have similar aspirations, joined in that crusade. If the Senatorial rnle is .carried ont these gentlemen's goose is overdone. Nay, it may be well to remember that Hon. John J. Ingalls has indulged in some indiscreet writings, which were published involun tarily, so far as he was concerned. Ought not the Senate to call for his retirement from the Presidency pro tern, in order to be true to its principles? If the 'Senate chooses to enforce the rule that every man who has played the critic or written indiscreetly is henceforth to be tabooed for public position, it can bring Republican politics to a stand still. "Whether it does or not, to begin by shutting ont a man who used only legiti mate criticism on a public question is mak ing a very unfortunate start. THE CONSTITUTION SETTLES IT. A very interesting antl satisfactory de claration of the Administration," concerning its duty in regard to appointments, took shape in a conflict with Congressman Fun ston, of Kansas. That gentleman asked Postmaster General "Wanamaker for the appointment of a certain man to one of the principal postoffices in his district. ,Mr. Wanamaker asked who the other candi dates were, and the Kansas Congressman proceeded to instruct him that the rule was for the Congressman to recommend the ap pointment, and that it was none of the Postmaster General's business who the other candidates were. Mr. "Wanamaker took issue with him, and declared that all the applications must be considered by the Department The President upheld Mr. "Wanamaker, and the'result is stated to be "a good deal of excitement among Con gressmen." Hon ever mnch the Congressmen may be excited, it so happens that there is very decided authority to show that the Presi dent andPostmaster General are right and the Congressmen wrongV Tbat(authority is the Constitution of the United Statrs.whjch THE places the authority and responsibility of executive appointments in the President and his' constitutional advisors. The Con gressmen are frequently prone to exhibit scant respect for the Constitution in their practical operations; but in none of them do they show more ignorance of that instru ment than in their claim ofa right to name the appointments of their own districts. If the Constitution deemed the Congress men the best qualified to make the appoint ments, that power would have been vested in them. At present the responsibility lies with the executive, and the attempts of Congressmen to usurp the power by threats of "fighting the administration," such as Mr. Funston, of Kansas, is reported to have . made, should be recognized as attacks on the Constitution no less than on the admin istration. " Conceening Senator Chace's declaration that he cannot afford to remain in the Senate any longer, the pertinent suggestion is made, in view of the approaching close of his term, that the expense which he cannot afford is the expense of being re-elected. Other Senators might give cogent testimony as to the point whether they could not live on their salaries verv comfortably, if they let the office seek them instead of seeking it so vigorously. The Legislative committees still con tinue to show their affection for the Con stitution by reporting against bills to en force that instrument The Legislative idea as to whether they must consult the Constitution or the corporations is very clearly defined in those negative recom mendations. The basis of accurate information on which the esteemed Courier-Journal, of Louisville, bases its free trade fulminations is to be perceived in its allegations that in this city "some of the puddlers are paid $5 50 per ton, while others get but $3 75." If the Courier-Journal can come and locate the mills in this city that are getting pud dling done at $3 75, it can make a decided sensation in industrial circles. The mildness of the German officials in connection with the Samoan question will make it difficult for Mr. Blaine to demon strate the vigor of his foreign policy in con nection with that dispute. But, possibly, Mr. Blaine is not anxious to launch any de cided thunder against the man of blood and iron. That centennial quadrille to take place at New York seems to, be having the benefi cial effect of making the Fifth avenue noodles pay more for pedigrees showing their de scent from Revolutionary leaders than they have been doing for those which con nected them with the English aristocracy. This awakening of patriotism is a very de cided improvement on the lately fashion able Anglomania. The organization of the boiler manufactur ers with the professed object of securing to buyers" that they shall get good boilers, but with the incidental fixing of "a minimum price," is calculated to provoke a general smile at the benevolence of the boiler men. CoircEPJTmo the unwelcome report that Mrs. "W. J. Florence will retire from the stage at the close of this season,an Eastern exchange says that "she will be missed." Paradoxical as it may seem, Mrs. Florence is occasionally "missed" on the stage; but in such cases it is always a much more at tractive miss than the void which she would leave if she" should retire from it Henby Geoeoe's star seems to be in the ascendant in England. The man who se cures the boom for his doctrines,of being de nounced by the London Times, is in extraor dinarily good luck. POSTMASTEE GEN EBAL, "WAN AMAKEB is cultivating .the habit of reaching his office and starting work at eight o'clock in the morning, instead of ten, as his predecessors were accustomed to do. If he make a similar requirement of the department clerks, thoy will be reviving the late administration's charge of pernicious activity against him. The visit of the ex-members of the ad ministration to Cuba seems in accordance with the general fitness of things. They were taught how to walk Spanish last fall. Is not the declaration of the Department of Public Safety, that the entire refusal of licenses in a certain district will prevent crime, an undisgnised adoption of the am munition of the Prohibitionists? Saul among the prophets was a fool to this ap pearance of our police officials in the pro hibition ranks. PERSONAL FACTS AKD FANCIES. " Cxn Point Comfoet expects Mrs. Harrison to com there soon. Home Rule papers in England declare that Mr. W. H. Gladstone's recent illness was alto gether caused by the "ferocious and atrocious" comments of too Tory press upon his Hawar den evictions. Mb. Laurence OLrpHANT'.s widow has started for Hisfa, at the foot of Mount Car mel, where her 'husband lived close to the monkish colony for many years, and where she will write a history of his life. T Mb. Batchelxeb, the new Assistant Secre tary of the Treasury, has at Saratoga what is called "the house with a patent on It." It is of a queer, rambling design, and the plans are copyrighted and the arrangement patented, so that no one can build another like it.' Sib Jaiies Hannen is said to have given privately some very amusing accounts of the impression which Mr. Labouchere's appear ance in the box made on him. "He made an excellent witness," said Sir James smilingly, "but what I did not quite like was he was so very confidential. He spoke to us as If he were telling us something which was interesting to 'us to know, and which (as between friends) he did not at all mind disclosing. We did not relish this, but somehow we could not inter rupt him." COUNT JIoltke appears in public only when the Reichstag is sitting, and nntil quite lately he was one of the most regular members of the House, where he takes a front seat on the Con servative benches. If a speech is made in which he is particularly interested, he gets up, approaches the speaker, and holds his hand to his ear, in order to catch every word. He him self speaks very rarely, and the last time he said a few words was last year, when he moved a vote of thanks to the President at the con clusion of the session. BEENIKE'S HABD LUCK. After Losing n Wife and d Fortune He is Sent to Jail. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. Chicago, March 20. Herman Bernlke ap peared before Judge Woodman this morning for the theft of a box of carpenters' tools. When he was called to the bar Bernlke told a strange story. He said that 13 years ago he went to Australia as a ranchman. Two years later three of his children died from fever and then his wife escaped with a man whom he had trusted as hts friend. Bernlke was then worth 250,000. He sold Ills ranch and set out to over take his wife and her companion. The chase has been kept up ever since. Bernlke said be had traced them from Van couver to Boise City, and .from there to St Paul. Here he lost the trail. Bernlke thinks that hiS-wif e is now In St Louis. Ha was sent to the Bridewell for SO days. V PITTSBURG DISPATpH, TEE TOPICAL TALKEE. In "Winter's Woods Still The Fan of Poli tics Lambs Aro Extinct Ink and Tine Bar a Beverages. ' The motion to return thanks for the beauti ful weather of the last ten days has been re ferred to a committee for further considera tion, 'lis spring) the birds err, the" Ieave&,venture out, The bonnet and bill for it, blossom and blow. But tbe hard-hearted citizen harbors a doubt As he watches (he mercury down again gol . While the politicians little and big are talk ing of nothing bnt the probable division ot the spoils, of Senator Quay's supremacy and the monopoly of Messrs. Delamater, Andrews A. Co. in the matter of political prospects, one may observe in the courts or at his comfortable office, on Grant street, a gentleman who looks as handsome and care-free as ever. And it is an agreeable fact that Major E. AMontooth will lose none of those personal characteristics which have made him so many friends, whether or not he succeeds General Beaver in the Gubernatorial chair. It is always one of tbe things that make politics a fascinating study to the man on the outside, that changes of tbe largest size and most sweeping character are liable to occur unannounced at any moment As Charles A Dana is never tired of tilling us; "There is al ways fun in politics." V Have you ever noticed among the barbaric embellishments of the street front of the Petro leum Exchange the emblematic heads of a bull, a bear and a lambt The lamb, of coarse, is placed between the bull and the bear. The lamb is of stone and it has survived, so far, tbe sitnation. To the brokers it must be a tan talizing object; for it is really a plump, toothsome-looking lamb. It is not hard to imagine some poetic broker, and why should not a broker be poetic nowa days? saying to himself as he comes ont with his last HO from tbe Dollar Savings Bank: Some bulls and bears still linger late Though why we hardly know But as to lambs, in tears we ate The last one long ago! "Walking down the crowded part of Fifth avenue yesterday afternoon with a friend, I noticed a man whoso face was as white as the paper The Dispatch is printed upon. Ire marked that we had just passed a man whose next moving day would land him in a ceme tery. "Guess not," remarked my companion, "that man in all probability Is, suffering from nothing worse than the vinegar habit Drinks vinegar as a German does lager or an Irishman the 'rale old stuff.' There are not many who do this, but recently when I was in New York 1 saw a coachman, who drives for a fashionable family there and regularly swigs a pint of vine gar every day. He never explained to anyone why he drinks vinegar, but he drinks it to the knowledge of his employers regularly. As a consequence he is a ghastly color, absolutely snow white, which his black hair Tenders the more remarkable." Theee was a schoolmate of mine who had an extraordinary appetite for Ink, or pretended he had. It used to be said, I remember, that this phenomenal boy kept a supply ot ink for his private consumption. For a very small consideration he could be Induced to empty five or six inkwells from the school desks. Whether he liked ink or wanted to add to his pocket money by the exhibition of this, to schoolboys' enviable accomplishment, I don't know. FORTUNATE FURSCfl-lTADI. The Noted Singer Recovers 311,000 In a Fult Against an Opera School. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. New Yoek, March 2a Pretty faces lighted up the courtroom in which Presiding Justice "Van Brnnt sat yesterday to try the suit of Madame Furscb-Madi Verle against the American School of Opera, or, as it is other wise known, the National Conservatory of Music of America. The pretty faces weie those ot Madaroo Frusch-Madi's pupils, who were called to testify for her. The suit was brought to recover $10,000 with Interest $11,100 in all alleged to bo due on a contract running from October 1, 1888, to May 31, 1887. Madame Fursch-Madl said nothing had been, paid her.' In his answer, as President of tbe company, Parke Goodwin said that instead of devoting herself entirely to the school, Madame Furscb-Madi looked out for herself, and in duced several pupils eight or more to violate their contracts and Icavo the school before their time" expired. Tbe jury found a verdiot for tbe singer for $11,100. THE PITTSBURG STAGE. An excellent programme at the Academy next week the "Big Four" favorites. "Beacon Lights," a most popular melo drama, will be the attraction at Harris' next week. Paul Boyton's wonderful sea serpent will be added to the Casino list of curiosities next week. ' Last night Mr. Florence was at his best as Captain Cuttle In "Dombey and Son." To-night he appears again In "The Mighty Dollar." The sensational melodrama ' The' Stow away," one of the greatest successes of the season, will be the attraction at the Bijou next week. It is an English play, abounding In thrilling scenes. It will be elaborately staged and presented by a company of well known people. A genuine safe robbery, performed by two actual burglars, is only one of the many original features. The advance sale of seats begins to-day, and a successful business is almost a certainty. Donizetti's charming opera, "Lucia, Bride of Lammermoor," was rendered at the Bijou Theater last evening before a large and appre ciative audience. -Emma Abbott in the role of Lucia, won great applause. Her voice was in excellent condition, and she was repeatedly called before' tbe curtain. Signer Michelena as Edgardo sang in the Italian language. William Pruette as Henry Athton andBrod erick as Raymondo were excellent The "Chimes of Normandy" was given at the mat inee, Nina Bcrtini and Lizzio Annadale sing ing leading parts. At the Grand Opera House next week Miss Rosina Vokes and her talented associates will present a repertoire of comedies, none of which have ever before been seen here. Three separate and distinct pieces will be given at each performance. The following have been selected from an extensive repertoire: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings, "A Game of Cards," "My Milliner's Bill" and "The Rongh Diamond:'' Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday matinee, "In Honor Bound," "The Circus Rider" and "A Panto mime Rehearsal." In "My Milliner's BUI" Miss Vokes will sing her famous song, "His Art Was True to Poll." The sale of seats opens this morning. New York's Building Material. From the Detroit Free Press. "Paper as building material" engages the at tention of a New York paper. There is no ma terial cheaper or more widely used. Witness the Grant monument DEATHS OP A DAI. Charles G. MInnlck. ELLSWORTH, Kan., March 20. Charles a. MIn nlck died at Lincoln, Kan., yesterday. In his Slst year. He was horn and raised in Baltimore, and was in the volunteer service of the United States during the war of 1812 with Great Britain, and took part In the battle of Baltimore In 1814. in 1878 he attended the old defenders1 reunion at Baltimore, where only 13 were left to march In the parade, and also in 1887, when only two were there to take part In the celebration. Sirs. John "Wills, The wife of Officer John Wills, one or the best known members of the police department In this section, died at her home on East Diamond street Allegheny, yesteMay. Captain Wills was one of the first Chiefs of Police on the Nortbstde, and has held the position or policeman and detective for rally years. His wife was Co years or ace and was a member of Lysle Circle, Ladles of the G. A. B. , I - George Smith. 8HABON, PA., March SO. George Smith, a prom inent resident of this city, proprietor of the White House, died this morning at Noblestown, at the home of relatives, aired 47 years. Mr. Smith was -well-known In Plttsbnrs-. and Imm th trade or heater years ago at the Sharptbnrg mills. I juc iuuhm Tim u-v ".wj iiiiuj iu mis city. Sir Thomas Gladstone. , LONDON, March ao.-Slr Thomas Gladstone, Bart, Is dead. Sir Thomas, who was the only surviving brother oflhe Blsbt Hon. Willi m fl Gladstone, was horn July 13, 1804. ' t THURSDAY, MAROH 21; DE. TOWNSBND'S NEW THEOLOGY. "What It Is and Wherein It Differs From tbe Old Theology. ' Special Telegram to The Dispatch. Jamestown, JS.Y., March 20. The Lakeside School of the New Theology will be reopened this summer by Tte,T. JVG, Townsend, who for sook Methodism to establish a new.theology. The headquarters will be at Bemus Point, on Chautauqua lake. He has made public the attitude, ifleld, belief and purpose of the new movement He disclaims that it is an attack on the old theology. It believes in the world, God, Christ revelation, atonement new birth, immortality, heaven and hades. It seeks to break away the accretions which have grown aronnd'tbeso truths, and enlarge them with contributions from modern science, scholar ship and devotion. The basis of the old the ology is the authority of the written word. That of the new is knowledge, or the authority ot the unwritten word, tbe still small voice of the souL It believes the truths of religion are founded on ascertainable knowledge, and to discover this knowledge is tbe legitimate task of the human reason. Its purpose is the spiritual education ot men, to develop in th man character, and while the New Theology believes In the marvelous power of education, science, the ministry of art, the ministry or work, it believes that righteousness, a wise and pure manhood, comee more enduringly through prayer. The New Theology has no desire to weaken the foundations ot belief or dispossess any one of his faith. Its mission is found with that large class of men and women who are no longer fed at the table ot the churches, many of whom, however, are reverent aspiring, be lievers in prayer and the moral ourpose of all our life. The Lakeside school grew out of the movement In Westein New York known as the Now Theology movement It is a platform of lectures on the great religious problems of our times. On its rostrum have appeared Baptists, Christians, Congregatjonalists, Independents, Universallsts and Unitarians. Dr. Townsend is preparing to wage a vigor ous campaign. The speakers engaged for this season include Rev. Dr. Sunderland, of Ann Arbor; Rev. M. L. Willlston and Rev. Jenkyn Lloyd Jones, of Chicago; Prof. Barber and Dr. Livermore, of the Meadvllle Theological School, and Rev. Dr. Hosmer, of Cleveland. WOMEN AS WARD WORKERS. The Ladles of New Jersey at tho Polls for the First Time. Bublington, N. J., March 20. Women voted for the first time In New Jersey yester day, and in many towns in the State females were candidates for school directors and trustees. Tbe polls were surrounded by fe males in many plages, and they electioneered with a will tor their -friends. In Bnrllngton their ticket was in opposition to the old Board of Trustees, who were candidates for re election. So vigorous was the work of the women thatf or a time defeat stared the men in tbe face. The women bad no ticket printed, but about GO of them surrounded the voting places plentifully supplied wltb stickers, and the men who voted bad to press through a bevy of bustles and bonnets. With the shrewdness of experienced ward workers tbe women succeeded in capturing a large quantity of tbe regular tickets and affixed their stickers, and the men soon found that they were out of tickets while tbe women had plenty. A largo number of women came to tbe polls and voted, many of them being wives of leading citizens. Late in the after noon when tbe public school sessions had closed, the female teachers who were loyal to the old Board of Trustees heard of the success of the female politicians. Tbey, too, found their way to the polls. Tbe female candidates were defeated and the old Board of Trustees re-elected. In Moorestown the ladies were more successful. Mrs. Wilson, a prominent member of the W. C. T. U., was chosen a trustee, A PR0FESS0U'8 IRE AROUSED. His Grandfathers Statue Thrown la the Mad by Mischievous Students. Special Telegram to Tbe DlsDatch. New Haven, March 20. The first thing which Prof. E. S. Dana saw when he left the Pattell chapel after prayers this morning was the statue of his illustrious grandfather, Ben jamin Silliman, lying in the mud at the base, of the pedestal on which it had stood for the last two years. He stopped, looked at it for a mo ment and is said to bave wept Some of the students had during tbe night overthrown the statue. Great indignation Is felt among the faculty. Before beginning bis recitation Prof. Sumner thus addressed his division: It is tbe most dlscraceful and Idiotic action ever known since I have been connected with the col lege. It is qalte evident that there are some men in college who have no bnslness to be here. It was a gross Indignity to tbe memory or Pror. Sil liman, whs did so much for Yale, and any person who knows or tbe ereat services rendered to Yale by Pror: SlUlman cannot help being shocked at so flagrant an offense. Prof. Ladd and others also spoke very disap provingly of the overthrow of the statue. Tbe faculty are bending every effort to find out the perpetrators of the mischief. If found they will be summarily expelled from the university. EIND WORDS FOR MR. KING. He Is Again Second Vice President of tho Baltimore nnd Ohio. Baltimobe, March 20. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad Company took place to-day. President Mayer in tbe chair. The President, in complimentary terms, nominated to the board for Second Vice President Mr. Thomas M. King. This position was formerly occupied by Mr. King, and bad remained un filled since he resigned, in December, 1S87. Mr. Keym, on seconding the nomination, alluded to the successful manner in which Mr. King bad, while formerly connected with the road as Vice President, in the face of great difficulties managed the affairs of the company in connection with its line east of Baltimore. The nomination was unanimously confirmed. LIYING IN LILLIPUTIA. A Man Who- Sees Everything Through a Telescope's Smnll End. Philadelphia, March 2tt Edward Con nelly, a New Jersey metal worker, recently committed to the Blockley Asylum, has sin gularly defective vision. To him nothing ap pears as big as it ought to be. He seems to be gazing through an inverted telescope, and all that he beholds assumes pigmy proportions. His trousers seem to bave been made for a stripling's small clothes, and his boots to bave shrunk to the size of those of a dear little maid from school. When be looks at a house he sees only a dog kennel. When he receives bis board bill it is so diminished In appearance that It seems to him to be so in fact Connelly's trouble arises from mental disorder. We Draw the Line nt Counts. from the Minneapolis Tribune. An Italian newspaper warns Italians against immigrating to this country, saying that Amer icans have no respect for them. Our Italian cotemporary is mistaken. We can respect any of them except an Italian count We are obliged to draw the line there. Hospitals for Animals. Jfrom the Detroit Free Press.! The cats, dogs and pollparrots of England having been properly provided for. a hospital for fish has now been established. Fish are much exposed to dampness, and pulmonary diseases would naturally be most common.. To Theater Goers. from the Chicago Inter-Ocean. Gentlemen visiting the theater and not at tended by any Incumbrance can see over the latest style of bonnets by purchasing tickets in the second gallery. CAUGHT ON THE GRIP LINE. When Easter Sunday comes, mamma, I fear some dreadrnl thing, W1U happen to me, dear mamma, . That to you will sadness bring. I will not lose an arm, mamma; I will not lose a leg; But I am going to die, mamma; Am going to dye my egg. Vandy I see Grover Cleveland has gone to Cuba. Zandy Yes; I suppose he has gone to cool off. Vandy To cool oS. Why It's as hotjas "blazes there. Zandy That may be: but still he will find It much cooler than the soup. "Extremes meet" Sunday comes right after Saturday, yet five days intervene. Small boy My pap is richer than yours. Little boy He may bave more money now, but my pap got a license. Chief Justice Fuller's daughter elopes Love laughs at law(k) smiths. , An adage says:; "It might have been, ,j Are me Huucii irorus ui unique or pen, ' Bnt vthat'sthe matter with "In the soup;", liniure they're sadder to some men. , O. S.'Oi' 1889. TEE HEW SOUTH. Andrew Carnegie Writes a Letter Prophesy tng a Prosperous Future It Will be Pennsylvania's Chief Klval In the In dustrial Field. Baltimore, March 20. Andrew Carnegie has written a letter giving hts views upon tbe iron interests of the South based upon his re cent investigating tour. Mr. Carnegie states that the first feature which impressed him was tbe general excellence of the planU in the South. The modern blast furnace Is the prod uct of evolution. The pioneers in the business had to build and rebuild these. Our Southern brethren hare reaped the ad vantage, and bave become possessed all at once of the modern type. This remark applies also to the machinery in tbe mines ana mode of opening, handling, facilities, etc All is of the latest pattern. The character of the coal, iron ore and limestone, and the ease and cost of mining it are all better, he. says, than hd had expected to find. Cost of Production. Upon tbe much disputed question of the cost of pig iron production in Alabama, Mr. Car negie says that $10 a ton for foundry iron, which Is tho highest grade, Js a liberal esti mate. With good,management and for a series of years, some of the best located and best managed'furnaces may be ableto do even bet ter than this figure. The ability to manufacture at this price must give tbe Southern manufacturers a large mar ket for their pig. When tbe next stage comes and they seek to manufacture tbe pig into more advanced forms, I believe it will be done by converting Dig Into steel by means of Besse mer and open hearth basic processes, and I ad vised our Southern friends when there to make some experiments looking to this desirable end. As was to have been expected speculation has entered more or less into this Southern field. Some ill-advised enterprises have been undertaken and considerable reaction may take place. But this is only the troth upon a wave of solid wealth, and legitimate manufacturing, prudently carried on in tbe Alabama and other districts, will meet its due reward. Pennsylvania's Rival. In concluding this letter Mr. Carnegie says that he regards tbe South as Pennsylvania's most formidable industrial enemy in the future. In referring to tbe industrial activity throughout the South and investments that Northern capitalists are now making in that section it says: Never was the union of Northern and South ern resources in the development of this sec tion better illustrated than in the tact that New England men are to build a great city at Shel by, Ala., where 1,200 people are now living, hav ing as a nucleus the Shelby furnaces, railroad shops, eta, because it was from Shelby ore that Shelby's furnaces made iron for tbe plates that covered the Confederate gunboat Tennessee, whose armorsldes stood the incessant cannon ading of Farragut's fleet at Mobile Bay during the memorable naval engagement of August 5, 1881, as few iron gunboats nave ever done. In this same town New England capital, backed by New England brains. Is to build a great in dustrial city North and South no longer fight ing against each other, but uniting to develop the wonderful resources of this country. BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT. The Case of Plerpont Slorgan Against Thomas Strainers to be Heard. Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch. Washington. March 20. It Is probable that a case of considerable interest to parties in Western Pennsylvania will be urged before the Supreme Court of tbe United States on Fri day. The plaintiff is J. Plerpont Morgan, of New York, and the defendant Thomas Strath ers, of Warren, Fa, It is on an action growing out of an agreement on a purchase of stock which was nit carried out by the defendant Tbe case was argued in tbe Circuit Court at Pittsburg, before Judges McKennan and Acb eson, and a verdict rendered for the defendant This was following a decision of the Supreme Court of New York in an exactly similar case against tbe same defendant Since tbe trial at Pittsburg an appeal was taken in the New York case, and the Court of Appeals ot that State reversed the verdict of the Supreme Court and now the Pittsburg case comes before the Supreme Court of the United States. Hon. John Dalzell will appear for the plaintiff, Mr. Morgan, and George Shiran, of Pittsburg, and Judge Brown and William Lindsay, of Warren, for Mr. Struth- CALLED TO ACCOUNT BI COURT. A Lebanon Insurance Society Asked to Ex plain Its Business Methods. Special Telesram to The Dispatch. Habbisbubg, March 2a The United Breth ren Mutual Aid Society, of Lebanon, which has been prosecuting the assessment insurance business for over 20 years, has been called to account by proceedings instituted before the Attorney General, who to-day secured an order from the Dauphin county court requiring it to show cause why its officers should not be re moved or its business closed. In the petition to the Court it is declared that the society has failed to carry ont the provis ions of its charter, that it has never been legally organized, that the by-laws have been estab lished in contradiction to tbe charter of tbe so ciety, through wbich tho officers have consti tuted themselves a sel '-perpetuating body, and have denied to members the right to partici pate in the administration of tbe affairs of the society, and also contracted with themselves, and paid to themselves out of the company's funds salaries amounting in tbe last ten years to $123,000. The society did a large business in this State for many years, but owing to large assessments its financial condition has greatly suffered recently. THEIR' S1LTER WEDDING. A Delightful Recognition of Sir. and Mrs. E. DcRoj's Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Einanuel DcRoy, of Sheffield street Allegheny, were surrounded yesterday evening by a large gathering of relatives and friends. It was the. occasion of the twenty fifth anniversary of their wedding-day, and the silvery festivity of the evening fully antici pated all expectations. Fonr generations were represented, ranging from grandfather to grandson, and a large collection of costly pres ents attested the warmth of feeling of those present One noteworthy object was an old "grandfather's clock," a family heirloom. The house was tastefully decorated byBader, the florist and Toerge's Orchestra furnished the dancing mnsic A supper was served in first-class style by Goettmann at 1050, and nu merous toasts were drunk to the welfare of the chief celebrants. Among the company, which numbered about 33 couples, there were Mr. and Mrs. Julius Koch, of New York; Mr. and Mrs.L.DeRoy from Columbus, O., and Mr. and Mrs. E. Van Baylem, of Detroit MET HIS FATE LATE IN LIFE. Justice Gray, of tho U. S. Supreme Court Announces His Engagement. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. "Washington, March 2a Justice Gray, of the Supreme Court, who has been considered one'of the most confirmed bachelors in Wash ington, has surprised his associates by announc ing his engagement to Miss Jenpie Matthews, I Justice Gray is about 61 years of age, and is a nian oi massive pnysique, oiacic eyes ana nair. and clean-shaven face with the exception of small sidewhiskers. Miss Matthews is a young lady ot rare accomplishments and is very pop ular in Washington society. Owing to tbe illness of Justice Matthews, the day for the wedding has not been set but it is understood that if be continues to improve the event will not be Iong delayed. ORKNEY LULLABY. A moonbeam floateth from tbe skies, "Whispering: ''Helgho. my dearie; I wonld spin a web before your eyes A beautiful web or silver light W herein Is many a wondrous sight or a radiant garden leagues away. Where tho softly tinkling lilies sway And the snow-white lambkins are at play Helgho, my dearie I" A brownie stealeth from the vine. Singing: "Helgho, my dearie; And will you hear thlssongormlne A song of the land of murk and mist "Where bldeth tbe bud the dew hath kissed? Then let the moonbeam's web of light Be spnn before thee silvery white. And I shall sing tbe livelong night Helgho, mydearlel" The night wind speedeth from theses. Murmuring: "Helgho, my dearie; I bring amarlner's prayer for thee; Bo let the moonbeam veil thine eyes. And the brownie sing thee laUables ( BaI shall rock thee to and fro, " Kissing the brow he loveth so, -,,, , ' And the prayer shall guard thy bed, I trow-v ,")HeUhOvnlydearleI', , ft "js -An(fEHBfKW ' ' VHHMyv 4'w. ONE DAI IN GOTHAM. An Expensive mistake of a Coachman. fNXW TOBK BtraiAU SHCIALS. ' NewYobk, March 2a-Henry Villard. the well-known railroad man,and his wife wept out to dine with a -friend in West Forty-seventh street on Thursday evening of last week. By mistake the coachman drove to a house of the same number in East Forty-seventh street, and his mistake was not discovered until he had driven away and it was too late to recall him. Mr. and Mrs. Villard were, accordlngly.obliged to walk tbe distance tb at still separated them fromtheii friends' house. During that walk Mrs. Villard lost a bracelet composed ot 25 dia monds and valued at several thoasands of dol lars. The police have thus far failed to find any trace of the missing bracelet and a reward of $230 is offered for it Sequel to a Ghost Story. A Brooklyn paper printed yesterday a har rowing tale of a beautiful young woman being imprisoned by inhuman relatives in a house in Berkley place, in that city, and so cruelly treated that the neighborhood rang with het piteous shrieks for mercy. The cblef authority for tbe story was tbe divorced wife of Jimmy McLaughlin, the iockev. who lives next door. Each of the other neighbors, however, had a more or less thrilling version of the horrible occurrences in the dreadful house. So many heartrending stories wero told thatbef ore any publication a police captain visited the house to una out what direfur tragedy was being daily and nightly enacted therein, but only got well snubbed for his pains by the owner, a Mrs. Pitcher. A relative of the tatter's explained the mystery to-day. There Is a girl who shrieks In Mrs. Pitcher's house. She Is Mrs. Pitcher's daughter, and she shrieks, not from ill treat ment, but because she has acute hysteria. Her mother keeps her at borne rather than sendher to an asylum. Tbe exaggerated stories about ner probably originated from a neighbor who wants Mrs. Pitcher's bouse for a boarding nouse. Fearful Fate of a Young Baker. At i o'clock this .morning Herman Lenck, agea 17, ana three other journeymen were ply ing their trade in a bakery in the cellar at 2153 Third avenue. Lenck, who was frying doughnuts, spilled a lot of fat in the fire, and in an instant the basement was in a blaze. The four bakers ran out of doors without waiting to put on their outer garments. Lenck felt cold when be reached the street having noth ing on but his trousers, shirt and paper bat so be went back, despite the remonstrances of his companions, lor his coat and regular headgear. He managed to make his way through tbe smoke to the rear of the basement where they were, but only to a door, which, when be tried to open it came off its hinges from the effects of the heat and fell on him. His dead body was found under the door when tbe fire was over. Death was due to suffocation. An Ocean Race Clearly Begun. The City of New York, tbe Aller and the Brit annic, all three fast boats, started for Europe at nearly tbe same hour this morning. The City of New York left her dock at 7a0 and sailed down the North river with the Britannic close behind, while the Aller brought np the rear. The three vessels kept this order nntil they were beyond Quarantine, when the Britannic passed the City of New York. The Britannic passed Sandy Hook and out into tbe onean at 9.30, the City of New York at 9.35 and the Aller at 9.45. The question now asked by per sons of sporting proclivities who are interested in steam navigation Is, in what order will the racers reach the other side of the ocean T Such think that an ocean race has been begun, and that the Aller will try to reach Southampton before, making allowance for the extra distance, the others reach Qneenstown, while the Britaunlo will try to get to Queenstown before the City of New York. A Corpse Embalmed for 50 Cents. A Chicago man got permission to embalm an unclaimed dead body in the morgue on Mon day by what he called the Egyptian process. The body was placed In a zlnc-Ilned box, and some powder that looked like clay was set on fire and put inside. The cover was screwed on and not taken off for about six hours. When it was removed the body appeared to be per fectly embalmed. The Chicago man said the cost of the process was but 60 cents. Tbe ex periment Is of especial Interest to Chinamen, who send their dead to tbe Flowery Kingdom for interment when they can afford it, and often when they can't One Event Caused by the Other. "When the managers of the Manhattan Club meet to-morrow night tbey will act upon the resignation of ex-Mayor Hewitt as well as upon tbe admission of cx-Presldcnt Cleveland as an honorary member. Tbe prospect of the latter event taking place, coupled with tbe failure oftbe club last year to elect him Vice President is evidently the cause of Mr. Hew itt's retirement Ferry Belmont is among tho new members to be elected to-morrow night The club has now a memoership of 950, or within 60 of tbe limit fixed by the constitution. Truthful, If Not Honest. Henry Kniss, a musician from Arizona, stayed at Bade's Hotel, InHoboken, last night He intended to go to Germany by the North German Lloyd steamship this morning. He wanted to see Hoboken, and before leaving tbe hotel he asked Carl Becker, tbe clerk, whether there were any thieves in the city. Beckertold him thieves were thicker than flies in summer, and advised him to leave any valuables he might have-in the hotel safe. Kniss gave him $671. This morning Becker did not appear at the hotel, and an examination of the safa did not disclose the $671. The police were notified, audit was discovered that Becker bad de camped with the money. It was all that Kniss bad, and he will not go to Germany now He says Becker was truthful, if he was not honest CLEVELAND A TAMMANY BRATE. The Ex-President add Mr. Vitas Elected Members of the Colombian Order. New Yobk, March 20. Ex-President Grover Cleveland has been elected a member of Tam many Hall, and will 'ride tbe goat" at the first meeting in April. Mr. Cleveland will be sup ported on the occasion of his initiation by bis ex-Secretary of State. Thomas F. Bayard, and ex-Secretary of the Navy Whitney, both old members of tbe Columbian Order; and at the same meeting his ex-Secretary of the In terior. William F. Vilas, will be made a Tam many brave. Is Onr Climate Changing? From the Louisville Courier-Journal. Is the American climate changing? If not how is it that a Missiasipplan is accused of stealing two overcoats at this time of year? A Mnch Needed Man. from the Detroit Free Press.1 A Pennsylvania man claims to have-rediscovered tbe art of copper welding. Perhaps be can make tbe great trust bang together. SOME CHOICE ADS. "Wanted, a man with a strong, rich imagina tion to write anecdotes of President Harrison's boyhood. Fob sale, one of William Shakespeare's chairs, nearly new; also a typewriter, formerly tbe property of George Washington. Waiters wanted in large hotels. Only those willing to. subscribe half their salary every week for testimonial to head waiter need ap ply. Intending shortly to visit Central Africa for the purpose of losing myself there, I wish to arrange beforehand for a series of lectures I design to deliver upon py return. A young man with whom manual labor fails to agree wishes to join some labor organi zation whose members are on strike. Will strike and continue striking for very moderate wages. A young, intensely patriotic gentloman.con verted soon after the last Presldental election to tbe principles of the Republican party, in spired now with an honorable ambition to serve his country, appeals to every influential statesman in the country to help him satisfy this ambition at about $75 a week. A settees gentleman connected for some years with tbe pastoral branch of the railroad business, and who by bard work and strict in tegrity has managed to save enough out of his meager earnings to enable him to pass the few remaining years of his life In modest com fort, desires to apprentice bis younger son to some honest Wall street farmer, where by learning how to water stock and shear the fa. nocent Iambs, he may be enabled to keep the wolf from the door as his honored parsat'dW before bis. . ' CUXIOUS C0SBINSATM&f It costs 17 to protest a note la Lot Angeles against SI 38 is. the East R is said that at a sale of farm stock ia "Womelsdorf, Pa 5,080 pesoa were fed. German cavalry officers hereafter will have to include fteeplechaslng in their studies. A cat 19 years old is to bo seen in the family of N. R Shaw, Area, Greene county, New York. Owing to cut rates a' man recently rode from Dayton, Wyo. T., to St Louis; 2,000 miles, for. $L Fourteen lawyers have been President of the United States. Mr. Cleveland was the unlucky thirteenth man. It is, estimated that there are 365 col leges in the United States, 4&5S Institutions of learning and 65,718 students in them. The State of Michigan laakerU Iffl posslble f or a poor man to aspire to tho Gov ernorship by putting the salary at $3,000 ft Tear' ,''. Samuel Cummings, of Boston, while leaning against a rail in his grain mfll. "began sneezing, and sneezed so hard he dislocated his shoulder." Female physicians are allowed to prac tice hi Turkestan, but there Is so little demand 1(?r th.llr serrices that they pay patients to em ploy them. , The English Treasury Department U contemplating tbe issue of 1 notes asareme dy for the depreciation of the gold currency Uy constant use. ? Californlans are beginning to think'the dandelion a nuisance. A few years ago it was introduced from the East and now it tnreateas to crowd out everything else. It has just been discovered that out of. 25,000 native Kanakas in tbelsland of Noumea, 4000 are afflicted with leprosy of the worst sort. Efforts to stop the scourge are under way. One Dr. Terc, in England, is advocat ing the sting of bees as a remedy for rheuma tism. He declares that he has treated with success 173 cases and has given In all 39,1100 stings. Scotland has a gold fever, the discovery of a bit of gold in the gizzard of a duck re cently killed on a farm in Forfarshire having been followed by tbe finding of gold-bearing quartz in the same neighborhood. As affording some idea of the amount of light gold now in circulation inLondon.it Is stated that recently a financier accepted 1,000, largely made up of half-sovereigns, and. on the amount being weighed at tbe bankers, it was found to he short by 19. Two postal cards sent from a German town to the German consulate at Yokohama, one by Canada and the other by Brlndlsi, and there remailed to the sender, each by tbe route) opposite to that n which it had come, have ar rived In the German town again, having been around the globe in a little less than three months. The Baldwin pony that has been com ing down from the ton of a London circus tent every night apparently by means of a para chute, recently fell suddenly when tbe descent had just begun and was badlv injured. Tha wire by which the lowering had really been ac complished had broken. The act is now omit ted from tbe programme. The commander of the French National Military School at St Cyr has issued an order forbidding card playing. He defends the order by asserting that playing for money was so common in the school that young men of no fortune had frequently mortgaged their pay for five, six, and even ten years after leaving the college to pay gambling debts. A story comes from Georgia to the effect that an immense wild cat entered a far mer's house at Good Hope, snatched an Infant from tbe cradle and ran off. A short, time after ward tbe child was found beside a high fence on the farm. The cat was one that had been prowling around the neighborhood for some days, and had been seen halt a dozen times or mgre by farmers. Tne ladies of Texas are making a huge map, drawn on canvas, with all the 264 counties of tbe State laid off. One county. Tom Green, is larger than the entire States of Massa chusetts and Connecticut combined. Tho name of each county will be worked with soma beautiful product made in the county. The map will be exhibited in the Texas Spring Palace to be built at Fort Worth. Two Texan women are the largest in dividual sheep and stock owners in the world. One of these, the Widow Callahan, owns .50. COO ' sheep, and whelTJPlong train of wagons starts out each spring and fall for market loaded down with the wool of her sheep, it is a sight worth seeing. The other is Mrs. Rogers, the great herd owner of Southwestern Texas, who Is worth about 51.000,X). Mrs. Rogers owns no carriage, preferring to ride on horseback in the free and easy style of the cowboy. Some time ago two German girls landed Jn New York, bound .for Chicago, and were told by a runner, one of their own countrymen, that tbey could get tickets S3 cheaper outside tbe Garden. They went with the runner, and each paid him $20. He took them up to tbe ele vated railroad station, gave them two 5-cent tickets, and bade them goodby for Chicago. Neither girl could speak a word of Englisb.and when they eot to Harlem It was some time De fore they could be made to understand that they had been swindled. Electric refining has been brought into snch bad odor by the fraud connected with the electric sugar scheme, that people will natur ally be disposed to look askance at all state ments on the application of electricity for snch, Eurposes. Yet, if the Chronique IndmlrieUe i to be relied upon, the method of M. Moebius, for refining silver cy electricity, is likely to bo brought Into extensive use. It is especially suitable for tbe treatment of auriferous stiver, containing about II per cent of gold. In an ordinary electrolytic bath, composed of a weak solution of nitric acid at 1 per cent. Mr. Moeb ius employs anodes of argentiferous matter, and a thin plate of pure silver as cathode. The anodes, which are about 12 millimetres in thickness, are placed In muslin baes, which re tain tbe gold, platinum, peroxide of lead, and other foreign bodies contained in the matter. Tbe current employed is of 150 amperes, with a difference of potential between tbe plates of one vole During the whole operation brushes pass and repass over the surface of the cath ode, and cause the silver deposited to fall to the bottom. If the matter contains copper, it dissolves in the nitric acid, tut it Is not de posited on the cathodes. THE FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE. Better to be a loan than in bad company' was not written of our umbrella. Tom Spendall, whose extravagance was checked by his father, says there Is a big differ ence between a check and a cheqne. Reason Enough. She How conceitedly that man talks. Is he an actor? lie "Worse than that! lie Is an amateur actor. "Little pitchers have big ears," which is, doubtless, for the purpose or better enabling: them to hearthe umpire's decisions on balls and strikes. Good point: Miss Penelope Peachblow I am sorry you were qnlte so Jolly, as it Is considered bad form now for girls to drink much champagne. Miss Dolly Flicker It may be bad rorm, bat It's good taste. A MABCH ODE. The devil makes the strong March wind That lifts the skirts too high: But angels send the whirling dust That blows In the bad man's eye. Does Death End All? A young physician was showing a friend a recent purchase that he had made In tbe way of a skeleton. "Very Inter esting, commented his friend. "One of your patients, doctor?" Better Than "Nothing. Minister (to hotel clerk) Do you have special rates for ministers of the Gospel? Clerk Yes, we have. We make no money re duction, bnt we give their names as "Prominent Arrivals" to the reporters, ' 5 A Mercurial Belle. Young Mr. Jackson (at a Thompson street soiree) Does yo' "dance mnch, Jllsa Birdie? Miss Birdie (a rasclnatlng bnt very stout young lady) Sometimes 1 does, Atr. Jackson, andisome tlmes 1 doesn't. It all depen's on dethermometab. A Pussle Solved. Paperwaite"WhtI eawn' t undawstand abont It Is that Bylker should come and pay mo back thai Ave dollawsbe bor rowed fwom me without awaking raw It JS lambreqnln remaps oe muwu ,u oorrowjen. Paperwaite-B Jovel He made It twentylfe Coming Awav. His Lordship IMwas Jolly enough hnt-er-bnt what a beastly crowd. The senm or Europe I should say. 1H1S. Mrs. r. The scum or tnropei ITieyjareltha ; elite or ew York! taKh His Lordship-What's the difference ITo7onry go back a little? a ." Table d'Hote On the Lake of Coo. "Don't you, then, ever wash here?" . "Oh, dear nol I only scratch and rnbl'.V t MlssToraklns, overhearing, leaves the table ab ruptly much disgusted. She afterward bears they are members of the Koyal British Water Color So ciety who were discussing the tcbalqof their praftHlon. .i-. JSvfi s -" ' r '-.?.. v v..' .rj .,. .. .-Si'SsV? iv f. & : .&&.