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ORM-TBD-A -BREEZE. Senator Delamater Boldly Takes the Bevenne Bill by the Horns. A REVENUE COMMISSION PROPOSED "v The Grangers Pleased at the Prospect, hut it is Also Opposed. KEEPIXG CLOSE TO THE CALENDAR. The Slinuil Training; Bill Reconsidered and Then Eecommittei. Something of a breeze was caused in the Senate to-day by a resolution introduced by . Mr. Delamater, providing for the appoint ment of a Bevenne Commission to prepare an equitable revenue biiL Another blow was dealt at syndicate schools. The Gov ernor signed the bill making the 30th of September a holiday, Labor Day. The , manual training bill was reconsidered. rrBOM A STAFF COEBESrOItDEKT.I Habrisbttrc, April 26. Senator Dela mater took the revenue bill by the horns this morning. Recognizing the fact that in spite of many good features, many interests remain dissatisfied 'with the revenue mea sure now the subject of a conference be tween the two Houses, he to-day introduced a resolution in the Senate for a revenue commission which in its main object will differ materially from any that have thus far dealt with the subject in Pennsylvania. The resolution, which is as follows, created quite a breeze in the upper House: "Whereas, It is a recognized fact that the present system of taxation, whereby real estate Is exempted from taxation for State 'purposes, has worked an injustice, by exempting from lo cal taxation large amounts of property, both real and personal, belonging to corporations, - and Whereas, There is no need of an increased revenue for State purposes, and there is an ur gent demand for the reduction of taxation for local purposes, and Whereas, There are at present no trust worthy statistics as to the amount of real and personal property owned by citizens of this Commonwealth, owing to the inequality of assessments in the various counties; therefore, belt Resolved, If the House of Representatives concur, that there be constituted a commission to prepare a TTKITORM BEVENTJE LAW covering both State and local taxation, and to report the same to the next Legislature, said commission to be composed as follows: First, the Auditor General; second, one person to be elected by the Association of County Commis sioners: third, one person to represent the manufacturing interests, to be appointed by the Governor: fourth, one person, who has elven special stndy to the subject of taxation, and who may be considered an authority on the same, to be elected by the Senate; fifth, one person to represent the financial and mercan tile interests, Wbe elected by the Honse; sixth, one person who has given special study to the subject of taxation and who may be considered an authority on the same, to be elected by the House; seventn, one person to represent the agricultural interests, to be appointed by the State grange. An appropriation to pay the expenses of this commission shall be provided lor by subse quent legislation. Senator Gobin opposed the resolution very strongly. He objected to the paying of commissions upon new subjects of taxa tion, and objected even more strongly to what he considered an effort in the direction of making the State collector of taxes for its own and for local purposes. Senator Thomp son also opposed the resolution, bnt merely because he objected to commissions on gen eral principles, and later he said that this one was probably the best that had yet been proposed. THE CEANCEES TLEASED. The resolution pleased the granger Sena tor from York, Mr. Brown, who saw in it some chance for the principles of the gran ger tax equalization bill, now buried in the Senate Finance Committee. Twentv-six to eight was the vote by which the resolution passed the Senate. The House did not divide on the question. The viva voce vote in its favor was a heartyone, in spite of Mr. "Wherry's objections. That gentleman declared that 200 years of hard work had failed to produce a state of things such as the resolution aimed at. "It is impossible," he declared, "to combine local and State taxation in one. In 25 years there have been six tax commissions, and none of their reports have been enacted into law. The commission of 1877 spent $10,000 and accomplished nothing. Our present tax system is now 40 or 50 years old, and has never been changed in its fundamental principles." Mr. "Wherry's opposition, however, was of no avail. The House was with Senator Delamater, and after the labor men had suc ceeded in getting a labor representative pro Tided for on the commission, it was nearly unanimous. Mr. Caffrey, a Democrat, moved the amendment, 'and wanted the labor man to be chosen by the General As sembly of the Knights of Labor. Mr. Jones, of Allegheny, thought this would be unfair to the other labor organizations of the State, and the gentlemen agreed to have the labor representative appointed by the Secretary of Internal Affairs, who has charge of the State Labor Bureau. Simpson. WANTS TO BE BUSINESSLIKE. Mr. Wherry Objects to the Calendar Being Knocked Out of Joint. rFEOM A BTATT'cOEKERroiIDKjrr.l HAekisbubg, April 26. Mr. "Wherry had the majority of the Philadelphia mem bers in a white heat to-day. He has per sistently objected for some days to the con sideration of legislation out of its regular order, and refused to recede to-day on the police matron bill, though a lady who came here from Philadelphia pleaded earnestly with him to interpose no objection to its ad vance on the calendar. To-night, just be fore adjournment, Mr. "Wherrv permitted the matter to be called up, remaining silent while it passed second- reading. The anger aroused by his previous course was thereby , effectually silenced. Mr. "Wherry was not so lenient when Mr. Baker, of Delaware, tried to call up his bal lot reform bill. He did not object himself, bdt Mr. Flad, of Northumberland, objected for him. KECOKSIDEKED AND EECOMJIITTED. I The Monnnl Training; Bill Secure Another and Better Show. rrnou a staff coBBEsroxDijrT.l Habkisbubg, April 26. Eepresentative Bean to-day secured the reconsideration of the manual training hill and its recommit tal to the Education Committee. He pro poses to strike out the provisions of the hill making appropriations for manual training purposes, and will leave the bill in a shape simply providing for the manner of the introduction-of manual training in the public schools. The exception to this will be in the last - section of the bill, where an appropriation v ol $5,000 to each normal school for the plant v necessarv for the introduction of manual training will be provided. If this is stricken ont it will not affect the bill. The Ship Canal Scheme Progressing. ISrECIAI. TELIGEAM TO THE DISPATCH. I Hatjhsbukg, April 26. A joint resolu tion appropriating $10,000 to be expended by a commission for the survey of a route for a ship canal to connect the Ohio river with Lake Erie was favorably reported to the Senate to-night T"e MortaBe Won't be Lifted. fSrZCUX. TXLEOEAlt THX SISFATCB.l rHABBiSBUBG, April 36. A hill was re jt Ji Mitfifi ii ill nfe iliiiiT tin t iatiirtiitiii"iiffrssB MSMSBiiswBsBMSBliHSsiMEsailMM5MBM!BlM9PMBMW JsessEEttitssttaitBas sa"" iij -m-m . . ported negatively in the Senate, to-day, ap propriating 550,000 to pay off the mortgage of the "West Penn Hospital. A BLOW AT SYNDICATE SCHOOLS, Bnt It la Made in Such a Manner That It Can't Harm Them. p-ROH A STAFF COKRESPOjrPENT.l Habrisbukg, April 26. The hill ap pointing a commission to take charge of the soldiers' orphans came up again in the Sen ate to-day, and on motion of Senator Alex ander, of Fulton, the proviso to section 5, "that no contract shall be -made for the care and maintenance of such soldiers' chil dren with any institntion or home con trolled by the Soldiers' Orphan Syndicate," was stricken out. Instead of it Senator Alexander offered another proviso, which was adopted. It is to the effect that the commission shall not contract with the pro prietor, principal, superintendent or man ager of any institution who is interested financially "in another institution for the care of soldiers' orphans. "While this is in words a blow at the syndicate, it does not prevent the members dividing the schools among themselves and contracting individually with the commis sion, if the latter is so minded. Senator Alexander wanted the bill further amended to-day, to provide for two Senators on the commission, but Senator Gobin opposed it. He said one of the principal objects of those having the matter in charge was to have no one on the commission who had been in any manner connected with the schools. HE HAS A LITTLE FLAX. No other amendments were adopted, hut Senator Bates wanted to amend section 5 to take away from the commission the power to contract with managers of schools and to give them, instead, the right to rent schools and appoint managers, teachers, etc, the rental of the schools not to exceed 6 per cent of their value. Senator Sloan offered a substitute' for sec tion 5, providing for the removal of soldiers' orphans from the school at Chester Springs, McAUisterville, Mount Joy and Mercer, and the placing of them in other soldiers' orphan schools, .homes, normal schools and other institutions. It provided that chil dren of 12 years and upward should be re moved to the State Normal Schools of their respective districts; children under the age 12 shall be transferred from the schools mentioned to other normal schools until they reach the age of 12, when they shall be placed in the normal schools and the State college. Children under the age of 12 years might, under the substitute, be placed in the care of their parents until they reached the age of 12 years, when they might be disposed of as previously provided. The parents in such cases were given by the substitute the same compensation, etc., and subjected to the provisions of the act. TWO COMMITTEES COLLIDE. The Senate Committee on Appropriations has amended the bill appropriating 450, 000 for the maintenance of the soldiers' or phans' schools- the next two years, at va riance with the action of the Senate on the commission bill. The appropriation act had a clause in it prohibiting any portion of the amount indicated from being used in taking care of children at McAUisterville, Mount Joy, Mercer and Chester Springs. The committee was opposed to naming the schools, but provided that no moneys of the State should go to "soldiers' orphan schools controlled oy any syndicate or so called syndicate or under any contract sys tem." The committee is opposed to the further extension of the system which has enabled the syndicate to make exorbitant profits at the expense ot the proper treatment'of the children in its schools. The committee wants the children to receivcthe full bene fit of the appropriation, after necessary ex penses shall have been deducted for con ducting the schools of which they are in mates. The bill, as it passed the second reading in the Senate to-day, does not har monize with the action of the appropriation committee, and one or the other will have to be changed to insure legislative consistency. Senator Bates believes that his amendment, which contemplates the abolition of the con tract system, will finally be incorporated in the commission bill. WARDEN WEIGHT'SDCCESBFUL. r The Penitentiary Appropriation Provided For Other Friday Evening; Leiiilalion.Q rFEOM A STAFF C0BBESF03PXXT.1 Habeisbubo, April 26. As a result of the visit here of AVarden "Wright, of the "Western Penitentiary, to-day, the appro priation for the improvement of the "West ern Penitentiary was favorably reported from the Appropriation Committee to night. Captain Brown's canal commission bill was also reported favorably in the Senate from committee, and the Senate resolved to meet at 9:30 in the morning. The Senate disposed of a large amount of business to-night In the House Eepresen tative "White's bill to increase the salaries of County Commissioners and other officials of Allegheny county passed second reading. Pre&identPro Tern Grady has been made happy. Lieutenant Governor Davies was suddenly called to New York on important private business, and the President pro tern's signature, as a consequence, graces some 50 appropriation bills that were rushed through the Senate. Eepresentative Robinson's bill governing the transaction of cities from one class to another passed second reading to-day. A NEW HOLIDAY. The Governor Signs the Bill Making Sep- tember 30 Labor Bay. rsrECIAX. TELEGRAM TO THE P1SPATCH.1 HakbisbtJrg, April 26. Among the bills signed by the Governor to-day was one making the 30th of September a legal holiday, to be called Labor day. STILL LEAVING THE LAND. One Thonsnnd More of the Boomers Flee From Oklahoma. Arkansas Citt, April 26. Afternoon trains from the south brought in about 1,000 passengers from Guthrie and other points in the Territory. Every facility is pro vided by the Santa Fe Railway Company for the rapid transit of passengers and freight, notwith standing reports to the contrary. Superin tendent Turner and his assistants have worked unceasingly for the comfort and convenience of the public ever since the great increase in travel. To-morrow an ex tra train will be given regular schedule time from there. All is quiet at Kingfisher and Oklahoma City. A dispatch from Guthrie says: The gam blers are here in force and are paying trib ute to the provisional local government. They realize that they must go sooner or later, and they are accordingly making hay while the sun shines. The exodus is south to the Chickasaw Nation, where the Texas Panhandle, the land office is kept busy There were 527 men in line at the opening this morning. A NOTICE TO CLEAE OUT. The New York Police Will Raid Coney Island on Sunday Night. New-Yobk, April 26. It is said that there has been a conference of the police officials and the District Attorney about the prevention of centennial thieving, and as a result it has been determined to raid the Coney Island hotels and dives kept by well known ex-thieves and burglars. These are crowded with ont of town malefactors wait ing until the centennial opens to sweep down on New York. The raid will occur Sunday night. L0LLI1VG R0OMHS row't Dispatch tells of the cozy and luxurious retreats provided for themselves by A'cw Xork society women. J A' 4 CONFESSED HIS CRIME. A Young Politician and Officeholder Fiends Gnlltv of Forgery. tsrXCtAI. TXUEOBAII TO THE DISPATCH. 1 New Britain, Conn., April 28. Charles E. "Woodruff, formerly -Secretary of the Young Men's Republican Club, and City Clerk, has confessed that he has uttered forged papers, to the extent of $40,000. His victims are the First, National and the Mechanics Banks, of this city, the three leading banks of Middletown, and banks in New Haven and Meriden. Just how much each of these banks will lose is unknown. The banks here are out about $10,000. "Woodruff has practiced forgery for nearly six years, according to his own con fession, during which time he has forged notes to the extent of $500,000. Of this amount he has managed, without being dis covered, to make good all but the sum above mentioned. The other day "Woodruff forged the in dorsement of F. "Woodruff, of Berlin, to a note for $500. The bank questioned its gen uineness on the ground that Mr. F. Wood ruff was in California and had been there all winter. "Woodruft promised to make good the amount to the bank, but failed to do so. He was then confronted with the other forgeries, and under great pressure was made to confess his guilt. Among the names the forger has used are those of leading business men of this and neighboring cities. Woodruff was arrested and brought into the Police Court to-day, and was-held'under $12,000 bail for trial. He went to jail. COWARDLY INCENDIARISM. Firebngs Destroy n Convent and 34 Sleeping Children Knrrowly Escape. Little Falls, Minn., April 26. Soon after 12 o'clock last night one of the Sisters in the Belle Prairie Convent was awakened by smoke. She discovered that the south portion of the convent was ablaze. The in mates of the building were immediately aroused and with difficulty all were saved. The sisters in the convent, four in number, have been conducting a children's school for several years, and there were 24 of the little ones asleep in the building at the time the fire broke out. When the fire was dis covered it was too late to stop it and there was barely time to awaken the children and get them out of the building. In some cases the fire had reached the sleep ing rooms before the occupants were awake. None of the clothing of the children was saved, and the people from this city have been contributing to-day to their relief. The building and, contents, which were completely destroyed", were valued at over $20,000, and there was only $2,000 insur ance. The fire started in the southeast cor ner near the chapel. The occupants of the house say there bad been no fire in that part of the building for months, from which it appears that it must have been the work.of an incendiary. TWO STEAMSHIPS COLLIDE. A Misunderstanding ot Signals and Lights Caused the Trouble. Portland, Ore., April 26. A collision occurred last night in the Willanietic river, a few miles below Portland, between the British steamship Danube and the Ameri can steamship Alliance. The Danube was bound for this city from Victoria and the Alliance was bound down the river. The Danube struck the Alliance on the star--board bow, cutting a fearful gash, ripping the hull below the water line. The Alliance began rapidly sinking, but quickly beached. All the passengers from the Alliance were safely transferred to the steamer Lurline, which fortunately happened to be near. The damage to the Alliance is not heavy. The vessel is valued at $40,000, and is in sured for $20,000. Most of her cargo will prove a total loss. The Alliance now lies in an easy position. The steamer will be raised and repaired. The damage to the Danube is light. Both vessels were back ing hard when the collision occurred, or the consequence would have been most disas trous. A misunderstanding of signals and lights Was the cause of .the collison. A GOOD DAT FOR WORK. Executioner Clarkson Enabled by the Storm to Lop Off 202 Heads. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! ' Washington, April 26. Owing to the terrific storm which has been raging all day there were few visitors at the Postoffice De partment to-day, and Executioner Clarkson amused himself at cutting off Democrats heads. Without apparent effort he scored 202, 31 of which were in Pennsylvania. These are as follows: T. H. Lnkins, Academy; J. W. Bandrick, Arill: E. V. Ward. Bethany: A. L. Rohrer, BInkley's -Bridge: F. M. Bell, Buena Vista: G. W. Davis, Centralia; R. W. Hams. Clinton ville; Hughes Elliott, Coaltown; L J. Robin son, Compassville; O. D. Levinggood, Faeley; Lewis Wickenham, Emberville; W. H. Wolf; Glenburse; A. H. Benedict, Greengrove;F. Feckraan. Greenock; M. W. T. Todd, Industry; John Hughes, Jefferson: Mrs. M. Uarson, Lay ton Station; John Warden, Light Street; New ton Barnes, Mastiope:J. F. Miller, Monroeton; J. M. Varler, New Milford: O. McCabe, North Rome; John SI. Pamn, Putnam: M. J. NeaL St. David's: Thomas Laid, South West: A. M. Hudson, Saltello: W. R. Versevale. Spnng ville: H. John, Sugartown; W. Friedman, Springer: John Greaves, Upland, and H. E. Ames, Yostville. HE ACTED A8 AN ATTORNEY. Held Succeeds In Not Answering the Grand Jury Questions. Little Bock, Ark., April 26. This morning Mr. Charles S. Beid submitted to the court his written answers to the ques tions asked him in relation to the statements made to him by Mr. O. T. Bentley. In hi answer he stated that Mr. Bentley had made all the statement in connection with the ballot box robbery to him as an attorney. This will excuse him from stating to the grand jury the substance of Mr. Bentley's communica tions. Mr. Keid will be required to appear be fore the grand jury again, however, and give such other facts as he may know con cerning the crime. The grand jury ad journed to-day at noon to meet again next, Wednesday. A MIDNIGHT BLAZE. Fireman Dickson Injured and a Frame Building Destroyed. Shortly before midnight last night an alarm of fire was turned in from box 157 for a fire in Joseph Zoog's plumbing shop on South Twenty-eighth street The build ing was-a one-story frame, and was dam aged beyond repair, entailing a loss of about $500. James Dicksoq, driver of Truck C, was at work in the rear of the building, when a portion of the roof fell and knocked him against an outhouse, fracturing his collar bone, and he had to be removed to his home on South Twenty-first street in the patrol wagon. His Cnke Is Dongh. Boston, April 26. Warren Mansur, manufacturer ot crackers and biscuits, has gone into insolvency. He owes about $82, 560, including $32,000 secured. Assets,. $12,642. Testing the New Cruiser. San Francisco, April 26. No date has yet been named by the Union Iron Works' for the trial trip of the United States cruiser Charleston, but it is understood the trial trip will probably be made next week. The contractors are .engaged everyday in testing her machinery. A Spanish Tribute to Bright, Madrid, April 26. At the Atheneum to-day Senores Moret. Fedriegal, Azcarote and Figuerola paid eloqent tributes to the lata John Bright THEsPITTSBIIRGK eT DISPATCH;-?" JACKSON IS A HITTER The Colored Australian Pugilist Knocks Out Patsey Cardiff. JUST TEN ROUNDS OP TIGHTING. Large Crowds Gather to Witness the Battle for the Handsome PURSE GITEN BI THE ATHLETIC CLUB. The Winner Forced the Contest From the Start to the Finish. The sporting fraternity has been eagerly waiting for the Tesult of the fight between Patsy Cardiffand Peter Jackson. It was speedily settled at San Francisco last night Jackson pushed the fighting from the start The white pugilist was obliged to lay down his arms in the tenth round. rEFECIJU. TELEGRAM TO TBI DISPATCH. 1 San Feancisco, April 26. The long expected prize fight between Peter Jackson, the colored heavy-weight champion of Aus tralia and the Pacific coast, and Patsey Car diff, of Minneapolis,, drew large crowds to the California Athletic Club rooms to-night. The fight was graced by the presence of two classes of English nobility in the persons of Lord Lonsdale, the Arctic hero, and the Earl of Chester. The fight was for a purse of $3,000, $500 to go to the loser. The many game battles that have been fought in the rooms of this club have always aroused the interest of the lovers of the fistic art, but probably no event of the kind has created such a general interest in this city since the battle between Jackson and the Pacific coast champion, Joe Mc Auliffe, last December. The rooms of the club at an early hour were crowded to the utmost capacity. Jackson's reputation was made on this coast when he defeated Mc Auliffe, and although Cardiff and the doughty Australian were apparently more evenly matched than were McAuliue and Jackson, betting had been brisk during the week, with odds generally 2 to 1 in the lat ter's favor. THE -WHITE PUG NEEVOUS. Cardiff, while not under-rating in the least the powers of his colored antagonist, has all along maintained his ability to give a good account of himself, and the opening rounds of the fight to-night were eagerly awaited. Jackson weighed in at 200 pounds and Cardiff at 183. Jackson was seconded bv Sam Fitzpatrick and Jack Haines, and Cardiff by John Donaldson and Tommy Warren. Hiram Cook was referree. At 9. P. ai. the event of the evening was announced. Jackson was the first to enter the ring at 9:15, dressed in white tights with light blue socks. He was soon followed by Cardiff, in blue tights. They were greeted with tremendous applause. Both men ap peared to be in prime, condition, Jack bon's supple form contrasting' with the broad chest and robust build ot the Minne apolis man. The latter had undergone a vigorous course of training, and his fiesh seemed firm and white as alabaster. Jack son is about three inches taller than his adversary, but his lithe orm makes him ap pear somewhat taller. His reach is longer than Cardiff's, and he is somewhat cooler in his movements. The spectators enter tained a favorable opinion of Cardiff's strength and endurance, aud as the men performed the customary hand-shake, the room rang with applause. Cardiff appeared a least trifle nervous. Jackson wore a stolid air, and kept his eye on the reieree. Time was called at 9:30. THE BATTLE BEGINS. The men sparred cautiously for an opening. J ackson led for the belt with his right Cardiff dropped back. Quick interchange blows and clinching followed. Jackson fell back against the rope. A clinch followed and Jackson got in two on Cardiff's ear. Cardiff stood well back when Jackson ledWCardlff seized him by tho neck and fqrcedjhlm against the ropes. Cries of "FoulCjarose, but were not heeded. Cardiff held on until the men were parted by the referee. Cries kept up, "Cardiff Is afoul fighter! Jackson will do him up!" etc. Second round Cardiff rushed Jackson and a clinch followed. Jackson slipped away and gave him his left. The men clinched, but broke without a blow. Cardiff led and Jack Eon cross-countered, and the Australian fell back. Clinch followed clinch, and each got several good blows. Jackson got in two good ones on the nose and the round ended. Third round Cardiff came up confident. Jackson was savage and hit him a terrific blow on th9 ribs. Cardiff responded with a sounder on the cheek. Close in fighting followed, Car diff forcing the Australian against the ropes and got one in the wind. Cardiff called forth many admiring shouts by his quickness, heavi ness of blows and easy manner in which he stepped under Jackon's terrible left Fourth round Cardiff came up cool, but seemed less, fresh than Jackson, though both men were puffing. Jackson led with his left, and Cardiff tapped him lightly. A fierce rush was then made by the negro, who cot in a ter rific blow on Cardiff's nose. Cardiff returned with several In the ribs that made the room sound. The round closed with the men about on a par. But Cardiff had apparently got in more blows. SOME NEAT BAPS. Fifth round Jackson caught Cardiff's right hand in his mouth followed by one on the nose. Cardiff pushed him over the ropes,and another cry of foul arose. They were now fighting in Cardiff's corner. Jackson got in two on Car diff's left ear, and the ro.und closed with some neat raps by both men. Sixth round Jackson got in an easy one on Cardiff's face when Cardiff seized him by the leg. The men followed each other around the ring, doing but little till they clinched, when each got in on the rib of the other. Jackson led for the cheek and Cardiff fell on his hands. Cardiff looked tired, and the Australian hit him in the face to wake him him up. In-fighting followed. Seventh round Jackson led with one on Cardiff's nose. Cardiff played for his wind, and the men broke away. Jackson got in sev eral right-handers on Cardiff's ear, the latter failing to duck in time. Jackson polished Car diff's nose with his fist in great style, ln-flght-ing followed, and the colored champion tried to get in an upper-cut, but his opponent was too nimble. - Eighth round Jackson, led as usual, and got In two on the cheek, followed by one in the ribs; while Cardiff scored a right-hander on the ribs. Jackson got in his customary left hander on Cardiff's nose, and the men sparred cauti ously. Jackson then knocked him down, and Cardiff caught him by the hip, forcing him against the ropes. Jackson fought savagelv right and left, and Cardiff walked over to the ropes, not defending himself. Jackson struck him on the jaw as the gong sounded, and a cry of foul arose, but was not allowed. THE CLOSING BOUNDS. Ninth round Jackson started into do his man up. Cardiff seemed weak and groggy, while Jackson was as fresh as ever, and in clined to be savage. He chased his man aronnd the ring, apparently trying to .get in a knock out blow. Cardiff allowed him to play with his head, merely tapping him feebly. Jackson pushed him to the ropes, striking him fiercely on the cheek and neck with his right while Cardiff stood apparently ready to fall. Tenth round Cardiff was groggy when he clinched, and Jackson gave him a right and left on the ribs. Cardiff tried hard to gather himself, and put up his bands feebly. Jackson again got him in his corner against the ropes, and standing over him strnck him blow after blow, which Cardiff took, merely throwing his head to the right It was evident that he was finished and spectators urged Jackson to knock him out. Cardiff staggered to his chair and Jackson told him to give it up. The Minneapolis man nod ded feebly assent and about three seconds be fore the gong sounded Jackson walked to his corner the winner. It was evident that Cardiff, though a clever boxer and hard hitter, had no show atrainst the Australian, whose length of reach and coolness undoubtedly won him the fight. The hardest blows must also bo, placed to his credit, and Cardiff's efforts in the main were confined to guard and cross counter. The disappointment of the spec tators, who confidently looked for at least 20 rounds, was great BEVMLI CRUMP &F,SS2SSK to-morrow's Dispatch, describes his cruise among the West dndlan Islands, touching at Si'.KMs and Martinique. SATURDAY; APKEfr 27, SUPERIOR TO PUGILISTS. A Compliment to the Prowcn of the- Pitts bars Police. . Since th'o old poolroom adjoining the Central station has been transformed into a billiard hall the police gymnasium has been changed to other quarters. At first it was intended to locate the gymnasium in one of the unoccupied rooms on the top floor of City Hall, but there were several ob jections raised against this, aud a location was finally found at No. 3 engine house on Seventh avenue. For several days past workmen have'been busily engaged in fix ing up the large room on the third floor of that building for a drillroom and gym nasium, and in a short time it will be sup plied with all the necessary paraphernalia lor a first-class gymnastic organization. Tom Sterck, who has been training the police in gymnastics and the art of self de fense for the past nine months, said last night that in the police force of the city there were at least 60 men who were superior, in point of skill, to any of the professional pugilists in the two cities. Some of themen, he said, were unusually quick and skillful in the use of the gloves, and others were well advanced in the other branches of gym nastics. He has been giying his attention lately to the East End and Southside dis tricts exclusively, and says that each dis trict has several exceedingly clever men. Taking the force as a whole, he says they are superior to that of any city in the coun try. PatFarrell, who is now a regular member of the force, was never in ar good condition as now, and Sterck thinks Farrell is one of the best boxers in the country. THE PRODUCERS AHEAD. They Have Successfully Blocked the Stand nrd In the Limn Field. Mr. John F. Kiday, manager of the Oil find Paint Reporter, was at the Duquesne yesterday. Mr. Biday says that the independent pro ducers etill'hofd the key to the situation in the Lima oil field. The producers have known for a long time as well as the Stand ard that the oil could be refined, and they have been chary about selling. The Peerless and Eagle Oil Companies, of Cleveland, own 20,000 acres in fee simple in the Lima oil field, and recently they secured a lease on 3,000 acres. They are not slowto lease theJand where they can't buy it Mr. Biday reports that these companies are pre paring to sink a number of wells this summer. They have their own pipe line and tank cars. Both companies are opposed to the Standard and their methods. Mr. Kiday say3 further that the Lima oil makes an excellent illuminant, and a better paraffine oil than the Pennsylvania fluid. It has more body. Mr. Biday adds, it is a great mistake for anyone to think that the Standard controls the Lima field. So far the independent producers are ahead. THE PIRST GILLI CONCERT. A Snccessfnl Amateur Effort at the CInb Theater Last Night. The first operatic concert given at the Pittsburg Club Theater last night by Signor Gilli's school of voice culture was a suc cess, viewed from the amateur standpoint; and of course his promising pupils do not pose as professionals. Under the compe tent direction of Mr. H. P. Ecker, and with the excellent accompaniment furnished by Miss Beahard, there was some really enter taining vocaiism for the audience of 300 to enjoy. Most noticeable, perhaps, in the generous programme were the soprano solo of Miss Schook from Leonora's prettiest score; Miss Battigan's especially dramatic soprano solo from "Norma," and Miss ICeane's .singing and acting in the title role of Lucia, sus taining well her part in the sextet finale from the second act of the opera of that name. The second concert is billed for Tuesday evening. A COMPOSITOR'S ERROR. He Gets a Very Lean Take of Copy Off of tho Mntrimoninl Hook. Thomas J. Shdber was a printer working in Pittsburg a few years ago, says the Cin cinnati .Engurer of yesterday. Clara D. Shober was then, so to speak, on the hook, holding the matrimonial market reports. When he went to that hook for copy she was the "take" he got. He seems to have found that instead of being a fat "take" she was a verv lean one. At all events, shortly after he had set her up in his nuptial "stick" he "dumped" her on the cold world "galley," to be taken "proof alone and un caredfor. He did riot call for the "dup" and paste it on his "string" to be "meas ured" by the domestic "rule." In other words, he sent her to this city, promising to come here and get work. He failed ti do so. She sued him for divorce. Judge Evans heard the case and has it under ad visement. QUICK TIME FROM NEW ORLEANS. A Centennial Train to Itlnko the Trip In Jnst.Two Day. New Oeleans, April 26. Two compa nies of the famous Washington Artillery left to-night by the Cannon Ball special over the Queen and Crescent route for New York, to participate in the Washington Centennial. They will reach Cincinnati to morrow evening, and arrive at New York on Snnday evening, making the fastest time on record between New Orleans and New York. The entire expense of the trip will be paid by Mr. John A. Morris, one of the wealth iest sugar planters in the South. A MURDERER CAPTURED IN ITALY. One of Paymnstcr McClurc's Assassins Arrested and Held. Philadelphia, April 26. Capain Lin den, Superintendent of thePinkerton De tective Agency in this city, was notified by telegraph to-day, of the arrest at Maida, .Italy, on April 18, of Guiseppe Beverino? one of the three murderers of Paymaster J. B. McClure, of the Lehigh Valley Bailroad, and Stable Boss Hugh Flannigan, near Wilkesbarre, on October 18 last Beverino was the arch-conspirator of the murderers. NOT A SQUARE GAME. A Man Arrested for Conducting n Lottery in Montana. Helena, Mont., April 26. The United States Grand Jury to-day indicted Dr. C.E. S. Aborn for "using the mails for fraudulent purposes. Dr. Aborn has been for some time conducting a lottery at Helena which was considered by some as not being strictly cor rect in its methods, and this indictment is the result of their prosecntion. Passenger Men to Necf. General Passenger Agent A E. Ford, of the Pennsylvania Company, went to New York last night to attend a meeting of the joint committee of the Tiunk Line and Central Traffic Associations. Mr. Ford doesn't believe Judge Cooiey will reverse his decision against the party rate. Wreck at Johnstown. Both the limited and mail train were de layed last evening by a freight" wreck at Johnstown. A broken axle managed, as usual, to smash six freight cars. Fortunately no one was injured. r DIED. GALLAGHER Friday, April 26. 1889, at 11:16, Mrs. BAbah Gallaobsb, wife ot wm. Gallagher, In 65th year of her age, at her resi dence. No. 10 High street Funeral Monday, 29th: high mass at St Paul's Cathedral at 830 A. M. Friends of the family are respectfully Invited to attend. 2 '1889.V- THE SURPLUS FADES. Commissioner Tanner Issues 580 Pension Certificates 4n aDay. MR. B0SSEI ASSISTS Hill NOBLY. A Number of Decisions Shewing It's Easy Nowadays to Get a Pension. NINE MEN WANT JUDGE JENKB' PLACE. A Suitable Seward Wanted to Giro ta the Samoan Kin?, Mataifa. " Yesterday was a great day for the old sol dier. Commissioner Tanner issued 580 pen sions, his largest day's work, and Assistant Secretary Bussey granted a number of pen sions topplicants who had previously been refused. There are now nine applications on file for the position of Solicitor General, now held by Judge Jenks, of Pennsylvania. A suitable reward is proposed to be given to the Samoan King, Mataafa, Washington, April 26. Assistant Sec retary Bussey to-day rendered a number of pension decisions, of which fonr are of gen eral importance- In the case of William Evans, late of Company H, Fifty-fourth Ohio Volunteers, the former action of the Commissioner of Pensions is reversed, and claimant allowed a pension. It appears from the testimony in the case that one of Evans' comrades, while playing, threw a piece of iron which struck him on the leg, causing a compound fracture which has re mained a running sore ever since. The former action was taken on the ground that the Injury was not received while in line of duty. In the case of William Jones, late of Com pany G, Ninth Ohio Volunteers, similar ac tion was taken. Jones, while in Camp Chase, Ohio, in 18G5,.was precipitated over a balustrade by some comrades who were scuffling, receiving an injury which resulted in scrotal hernia. Alexander Mank, late of Company K, Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, was similarly injured by a comrade jump ing upon his back. Mank is granted a pen sion. In the case of John "W. Jones, late of Company A, Fifth West Virginia Volun teers, the evidence shows that claimant had his leg broken above the ankle by a soldier coming up behind him and throwing his whole weight upon his leg, crushing the bone. About six months later, he acci dentally fell while carrying a pail "of water from a stream, and broke his leg again. Theclaim was rejected by the'Pension Office on the ground that the first injury was not received in line of duty, and that the sec ond injury was attributable to the first. Assistant Secretary Bussey reverses this de cision, and directs that the soldier he given a pension. There was an aggregate of 580 pension certificates issued by the certificate division of the Pension Office to-day. The list in cludes certificates for original pensions, re issues, increases, etc., and is the largest issue that has been made in any one day since Commissioner Tanner assumed charge of the Pension Office. IDAHO RAPPING I0UDLT. She Wants to Join tho Sisterhood of States Right Away. Washington, April 26. Delegate Fred T. Dubois believes that Idaho Terri tory, which he represents in Congress, will be admitted as a State during the coming session. Mr. Dubois says that the leading citizens of the Territory united some time ago in calling npon the Governor to issue a proclamation for a Constitutional Conven tion, to be held at Boise City on the 4th day of July. The Governor has issued the proclamation, and the people enthusiastic ally responded. The separate counties have ordered elections to be held in June for members of the convention. So great is the desire fur Statehood that in counties which are nearly evenly divided politically, only one ticket will be presented, embracing an even number of Democrats and Bepub licans. After the constitution is framed it will be submitted to the people in November, and at the same time a full State ticket, a mem ber of Congress and members of the Legis lature to elect two United States Senators, will be selected. As soon as Congress ac cepts the constitution the State officers will take charge, the Legislature will convene and elect Senators and the member of Con gress take his seat. EIGHT MEN TO DISAPPOINT. Fall List of the Applicants for the Place Judge Jenks Soon Vacates. Washington, April 26. It was said at the Department of Justice, to-day, that a change will be made in the office of Solicitor General between now and the 15th proximo. Judge Jenks, the inenmbent, consented to serve until the close of the. present term of the Supreme Court. The following is a complete list of the applicants for this office, whose papers are now on file in the department: Frank S. Blair, of Virgina; H. M. Duf field, of Michigan; Walter Evans, of Ken tucky; J. Frank Fort, of Newark, N. J.; Richard Wl Parker, of New Jersey; Albert Small, of Hageptown, Md.; Harry White, ot Pennsylvania; John T. Ludeling, of Washington, D. 0., and J. P. Baldwin, of Indiana. PARTSER MILLER HAS THE'CALL. The President May Elevate His Attorney General to the Supreme Bench. Washington, April 26. A rnmor was current to-day that the President would soon promote Attorney General Miller to the Supreme Bench, but inquiry failed to trace it to any definite source. The friends of other candidates do not relax their efforts in behalf of their favorites. Maryland Re publicans and some Maryland Democrats as well, almost daily visit the President in the interest of ex-Postmaster General Creswell. Judge Gresham's friends are legion, and a good word is spoken for that eminent jurist at least once a day. J. L. Webster, a prominent lawyer of Nebraska, arrived here this evening, and is understood to be a candidate for the place. It is the general opinion that Mr. Miller has the call. A REWARD FOR KING MATAAFA. Some Sort of a Souvenir to Be Presented to Him by the United States. Washington, April 26. Officials of theState and Navy Departments are con sidering what can be done in the matter of suitably rewarding the Samoan King, Ma taafa, for his timely efforts to rescue the American sailors 'and property wrecked at Samoa. Admiral KimOerly's report con tained a strong recommendation npon this point, which cannot be neglected. It is probable that a Congressional war rant must be had for the bestowal of any suitable reward, but the Navy Department may be able, meanwhile, to give the King a token of its appreciation in the shape of boats or some of the property now stowed at Apia. Extbaobdinaky bargains in headed wraps to-day at Bosenbaum & Co.'s. HII f 1VVK rehearses a little ancient hU Dlllu 11 In. tory in to-morrovfs Dispatch, in which he describes the rise and fall of the Mormon empire, and relates the sad fate of Big-Nosed George. f. f IT IS HOT 0DT OP PLUMB. Tho New Government Building U Only a Trifle Ont of a Level To be Ready for the Roof by Next Autumn. It was rumored yesterday afternoon that the work.on the new Government building had been suspended because Mr. Malone, the newly-appointed Superintendent, had found the building was box of plumb. A Dispatch reporter, who called at the residence of Mr. Malone last night asking that gentleman for a verification of the re port, obtained he following information from him on the subject: "The building is not out of plumb at all. Whoever got that report abroad was wrongly informed. What I have to say in regard to the present condition of the building is simply this: The upper cornice course ot the building is somewhat out of level; in fact to the extent of X inches. 'The workmen did not stop operations on account of that, though. We received 10,000 cubic feet of new granite yesterday, and as it takes a number of men to unload it, I put all the men on that work. It will take about two weeks to unload that mater ial in the yard. I have reported the fact of the building being out of level to the de partment at Washington, and I dare say everything will be ready within the two weeks it takes the men to unload the stone. So, in reality, the work will not be stopped on the building at all. "Now as regards the work on the build ing, I would like to say that there will not be adelay at all. The work will be pushed as vigorously as possible. You must not forget that there is qnite as much work to be done on the building before it is finished as has been done already. But I propose, and I think I am able to promise, that the building shall be ready for the roof by next fall.- SHE INTENDED TO SHOOT. . A Plucky Woman In the .Eighteenth Ward Frustrates Robbers. An attempted robbery was made at the house of Mrs. Latimore, situated on the Butler street extension, near Sharpsburg, early yesterday morning. On Thursday midnight Frank Wicham went to Byrne & McCabe's livery stable, at the corner of Thirty-fifth and Butler streets, to seenre Mr. E. A. McCabe's services for a funeral. To make arrangements Mr. McCabe set out in a buggy with Mr. Wicham for Sharps burg, at which place the funeral was to be held. On passing a house on the Butler street extension a window was thrown up and loud screams attracted the attention of the ocenpants of the buggy, who got ont and ran to the house. Two very large men were seen to run from tho porch at the approach of Messrs. Mc Cabe and Wicham. The door of the honse was then opened and a revolver given to Mr. Wicham by Miss May Latimore, who told him to pursue the men, as they were robbers. Chase was given to the burglars and five shots fired, A slight scream was uttered by one of the supposed thieves, but owing to the darkness the men effected their escape. It is thought, however, that one was shot, Mrs. Latimore and her daughter reside in the house alone. The daughter posted her self at the door and resolved to shoot the first person who entered, knowing that the men were prying at the door. The approach of Messrs. McCabe and Wicham, however, gave the solution to what action the women had taken. TO-NIGHT'S BIG BANQUET. Arrangements Perfected for One of the Fin eat Events of Its Kind. The various committees of the Americas Republican Club, at a meeting last night at the Seventh avenue Hotel, concluded their labors for the banquet to be held to-night. Final reports were received and all arrange ments were completed. Everything tend ing to the pleasure ot the guests has been carefully attended to by the committees. Mr. Wilson, proprietor of the hotel, has spared no pains or expense in his prepara tion for the dinner, and the floral decora tions promise to be the finest ever seen in this city. A committee, composed ot Messrs. ogan, McKean, Houghton and Littell, has been appointed to receive and look after the wel fare of the guests as they arrive in the city, and will escort them to the various points of interest in the two cities. The Hon. Nathan B. Goff, of West Vir ginia, arrived in the city last night, and, after an informal reception, spent the bal ance of the evening calling on some friends. Senators Plumb, Cameton and Quay, Gen erals D. H. Hastings and A. W. Jones, Congressmen McKinley and Butterworth and Messrs. Delameter, Andrews, Glenn, Leech, Murphy and others will arrive in the city this morning to attend the banquet. fPT mi DPT T 17 contributes some lively tllAliA JjElLLIl gossip to the columns of to-morrow's Dispatch. She speaks of the latest society fads. Easier fashions. Centennial squabbles and other bright and breezy matters. TOO LOSG.CROSSINO THE OCEAN. An Accident That Will Revert to the Benefit of Pittsburg Ladles. Several cases of ladies' fine headed wraps were taken out of the Pittsburg Custom House last Thursday by Kanfmanns'. These goods should have arrived several weeks ago, they having been intended for Kanf manns' Easter trade, bnt owing to some mis hap that befell the steamer they did not reach Iheir destination until yesterday. This delay will be a great loss to Kanf manns', as the following figures will show: The importation comprises 150 beaded wraps that should have been sold at $o, but now will be sacrificed for $2 70; further, 125 very fine cut jet lace wraps that were intended to be retailed at $8, will now be let go at $5; also 75 very exquisite and elegant beaded wraps that should have brought $,15, will now be placed on .sale at $10. Fifty beauti ful and most artistically embroidered cash mere fichus which were included in this im portation, and that would have been con sidered bargains at $6 before .Easter, will now be sold at $3. Ladies, if you would be considered shrewd and economical shoppers, he sure and see these goods in Kanfmanns' cloak department to-day. We say to-day because there will be a regular rush for these goods, and the sooner you come the better it will be for you. Special for To-Day. To dispose of our recent purchase of the en tire stock of three well-known clothing man ufacturers, we will hold one of our special Saturday sales to-day. The goods must he sold, and if prices are any object they are marked at such as will sell 'em at sight. No shoddy goods, as advertised by other dealers, but a grand lot of men and boys' fine tailor made suits, divided into three special bargain lots, at $10, $12, 515, and markediat 62 cents on the dollar. P. C. C. C, cor. Grant and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court House. The People's Store. Bead carefully our eard about the prices of carpets from the great New York auction sale. Campbell & Dice. ThS CnKAP SILKS. Plain Sarahs. 40c; Striped Sarahs, 50c And lots of other silk bargains in this larg est colored silk department to-day. Jos. Hobne& Co.'s Penn Avenne Stores. SATURDAY EVENING FREE LECTURES. Curry University. "The Causes of Boiler Explosions" is the subject of Mr. V. O. Burwell's lecture to night. Ladles' Fine Silk Basques Only 81 98. Who cannot afford to wear one of these beautiful and comfortable garments now? They'll be all the rage this spring. Kanf manns' cloak department, however, is the only place in the city where you can get tnem lor f ya. jJi PtivTH? A "RPAVR WAm XAlLUAtXillXXIA, lU-oaw, . ,:fi The Ex-Confederate General Acquitted! of the Charge of Cowardice. DEPENDED BY HIS BOLD CAPTOBi' He Was Trapped Into an Unsafe Position fcjr' a Union Colonel, Who MAECHZD HIM EIGHT OYER THE USX. . Eetaliation for a Somewhat Similar let of the Ectwl ,1 Shortly Before. The captor of General Boger A. Pryor, the ex-Confederate officer, has been found and interviewed. He is Captain Dudley,' of Manchester, N. H. He denies the story that General Pryor displayed cowardice wnen captured, and tells exactly how he came to capture such a noteworthy character as General Pryor. israelii. TZLIOBAM TO IBZ DISPlTCa.1 Manchester N. H., April 26. The true story of the capture of General Boger A. Pryor, the ex-Confederate officer who Is so bitterly assailed by the Southern press on account of a recent speech, is made pub' lie to-day for the first time by his captor ia order to refute the charges of cowardice which are made against the ex-rebel. The officer who effected his capture is Captain, H. O. Dudley, of this city. To-day Gen eral Pryor's son, Boger A. Pryor, Jr.r came to Manchester for the purpose of clearing his father's name from disgrace. The story of the capture of General Pryor, as told by Captain Dudley, is prefaced by the following explanation of the circumstances which led to the capture: In November, 1864, a Captain Burridge, of the Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Begimeqt, had been captured by two Confederate offi cers while between the lines engaged in a sort of contraband trade which was going on between the picket lines of the opposing armies, by which newspapers were ex changed for tobacco, etc., and each side thus became informed of the other's move ments. Captain Burridge had gone oat alone to meet two Confederate officers, and j they had walked him into their lines, one on each side of him. This capture incensed General Meade, who ordered Captain Bur ridge dismissed from the army,. but he was reinstated the next day by General Grant. EETALIATION DEMANDED. The capture of Burridge was considered by the Ninth Corps as a reflection on them, and General Parke was eager lor retalia tion. General Grant told him that he had his (Grant's) permission to capture a rebel officer as an onset, and if any officer should capture a rebel officer of high rank, single handed, in retaliation for that of Burridge, such officer should be considered in the line, of duty, and if killed or wounded, he or his family should be pensioned accordingly. General Parke immediately notified his officers of the order. - At this point the story of Captain Dudley, begins: "About the 27th of November, 1864, I was in command ot the brigade picket line. My advance picket was on a knoll in an angle of the line, and commanded considerable of a distance. I had just been to dinner when I was told that a rebel officer wished to communicate with us. X. selected ten men, the best marksmen and coolest soldiers of the regiment, who were sent forward to the advance post with orders to keep us in view and to fire in rotation, commencing with No. 1, if I raised a hand or got into a quarrel, to fire at the rebel, and kill him if they could. General Pryor had been standing in front of the rebel picket for halt an hour, trying to eflect an exchange of newspapers. HOW THE GENEBAL 'WAS FOOLED. "As I walked' ont I took short steps, which brought Pryor more than halfway to. our lines. As we met he put out his hand ifi 2 sit down and have a chat.' My answer was: 'No, sir. I came here to make you a pris oner, in retaliation for the capture of Cap tain Burridge, captured within 100 rods of hereten days ago.' He replied: 'I had. -nothing to do with Captain Burridge's cap ture.' I told him that was nothing to me, I should capture him in retaliation. His answer was: 'By 1 can't see it.' Be fore the words were out of his mouth a six inch Smith & Wesson six-shooter was pressed against his shirt bosom, he wearing a low cut vest. I told him he should surrender there, or I would leave him with a bullet hole through his body, and I would take, my chances of making my line. He raised his left hand, saying: 'Under the circum stances, I am compelled to surrender to you. You have the drop on me.' "As I faced toward my line. I threw a large circular which he wore partially over my body, with my left elbow, saying: A word from you or A PABTICLE OP EESISTANCE and I shall drop you and go to my line. keeping my revolver constantly at his' breast. In that position we moved to my post, immediately in front of where we Btood. The post was occupied by Captain Hussey, of the Thirty-second Maine, and the men referred to. As we stepped .into the post, General Pryor drew his revolver from under his circular) with his left hand, cocked it, and made a pass to shoot, when the revolver was knocked from his hand by Captain Hussey. Alter searching him for further arms and taking his name, I imme diately took him to General S. G. Griffin, Brigade Commander, aud resumed myposi tion in command of the picket line. With in one hour General B. E. Potter sent his marshal to me, to present his compliments and congratulate me on the greatest achieve ment ever accomplished by an officer of the Ninth Corps. I have now in my possession the revolver, belt and holster that I took from General Pryor." CHARLES TY1LS0JU W0ESB. Tho Colored Man Who Was Stabbed Toes. day Wni Sinking Last NIsht. Charles Wilson, the colored man who was, stabbed' by Andrew Heizer last Tuesday night, was considerably worse last evening. The physicians at St. Francis Hospital thought his chances of recovery were very slim. A Pleasant Sundny School Treat. Last evening a pleasant entertainment was held at the Riverside M. E. Church, Allegheny, under, the auspices of the. Sabbath school of the church. Key.' O. A. Emerson opened the meet ing by prayer and delivered an ad dress on the ''Phases of Sabbath School ' Work." Bev. W. T. Conner spoke on "Method and Motive." The singing of the Sunday School class was excellent. See Onr Black Sarah Silks at 30 Cents. Best you can find at this price, and other special lots just arrived. Jos. Hoene & Co.'s Penn Avenue Stores. Bead Sheriff's notice of sale of "Dispatch property," fronting 30 ft. on Fifth avenue' and running hack 240 ft. to Virgin alley, la estate of J. Herron Foster, deceased, in to day's Dispatch and Times. B.&B. Silk Tnblo No. 1. 50 cents: Bemarkable: 200 pieces plaid striped and plain surah silks, bought Thursday ia New York and deliyered to us per Adaas Express yesterday morning 50 cents is the price. Soggs & Burl. HENRY HAYN1E, ft.JSSr-8' tell something about Paris of 100 years ago; U ' , I prisons, pleasure and follies.