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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. JAN. 7. lS8a
HOT THE EIGHT POLICY.
The action of tbe AlleghenyCity Property
Committee. last evening, in refusing to re
consider the steps previously taken for
keeping the control of the Carnegie Library
in the hands of that body, shows a determi
nation which is more expressive of a desire
to have the control of patronage than of a
-wish to secure the best interests of a public
It is to be hoped that the Councils -will act
from higher motives. The necessity of plac
ing such an institution wholly beyond the
mutations and influences of city politics is
manifest. The popular interest is only to be
subserved by a management which will se
cure its best usefulness and be wholly free
irom the environments of electioneering and
wire-pulling. This, it appears, can only be
done by vital amendments to the ordinance
after it has been reported to the Councils;
and that being the case, the amendments
should bff prepared and receive careful con
sideration. It is certainly to be hoped that, on sober
second thought, the Xorthside Councils
will decline to take this splendid gift out of
the ranks of educational institutions and
put it in that of political spoils.
THAT ENGINE HOUSE SQUABBLE.
The dispute which has arisen between the
Chief of the Department of Public Safety
and some of the citizens of the Thirty-first
ward, concerning the purchase of an engine
louse site, is a rather singular one. Sir.
Brown, last week, asked a non-conenrrence
in the purchase, because he had been offered
a lot at so much less as to show that the first
lot is put at an excessive valuation. Some
of the citizens are Faid to be bringing out
affidavits showing that the lot is worth what
was agreed upon. But that is not very re
liable evidence. Residents of almost any
locality can be found to appraise honestly
enough, property in that vicinity at a good
deal above the market value; but if another
lot can be bought for a thousand dollars less
it is much more cogent evidence. Beyond
that, if there is is competition between two
parts of the ward for the engin. house, as
alleged, it ought to result in giving tbe city
a site below, rather than above the market
The lawyers are engaged in roasting
James P. Foster, the ex-President of the
Bepublican League of the United States.
He has been a witness in the suit which
Tallmadge & Martin, Kew York printers,
are bringing against the League for a bill of
512,000 for campaign printing. Mr. Foster
is taking his own medicine in a certain
sense the lawyers now are "frying the fat
out of him." Some of the information ex
tracted from him ib of a curious nature. It
is in a manner destructive of Mr. Foster's
peculiar fame, which has hitherto rested
upon bis presumed authorship of the cam
paign circular familiarly known by the
phrase which occurred in it "Fry-the-fat."
Mr. Foster, with wonderful self-denial,
now says that he did not write that
circular. It appears to have been written
oy Al. Daggett and some other choice
spirits, and Mr. Foster's name was ap
pended afterward to give it authority.
But though Mr. Foster pushes aside the
crown of fame, be admits that he is fully in
sympathy with the scheme for frying the
fat out of rich manufacturers in the Bepub
lican ranks. With an air of great satisfac
tion we are told he said, "that circular
Drought in more money than any other."
A half dozen Fosters of the "fry-the-fat"
stripe, in influential places, would ruin any
THE IKTEB-STATE COMMERCE EEP0BT.
The extracts from the report of the Inter
State Commission may very easily do that
document less than justice. Such is apt to
be the case with excepts taken somewhat at
rondom from a voluminous document, the
parts of which have an interdependence
which does not appear in the extracts.
Nevertheless the press reports of the leading
points in the document are not such as to in
crease general respect for that body.
The statement of the commission that the
opera tiou of the law has not injuriously af
fected railway earnings is a reply to aa old
and threadbare plaint of the railways which
might have been made a year ago. Still, it
is one of the most pertinent features of the
report that is published. The recommenda
tions of the commission for amendments to
the law present a remarkable collection of
measures that are either unnecessary or
ill-judged. The abolition of commissions
and ticket brokerage is unnecessary
because, so far as those things are used to
produce discriminations, they are illegal
already; and it is ill judged because an in
terference with them in a legitimate form
would be wholly wrong. The recommenda
tion for the regulation of the payment of
car mileage is unnecessary because the law
is adequate, if vigorously enforced. To
make payments of car mileage so as to
cause inequalities between shippers is a vio
lation of the law anal should be punished.
The same thing could be done in payments
for coal, or iron or steel rails for railway use.
When it is done, it should be punished as a
violation of the law; but it would be foolish
to propose the legal regulation of payments
for coal, iron or steel rails.
Another recommendation is such as to al
most raise a donbt whether the commission
comprehends the necessities which gave it
rise. The law was passed to restrain and
prevent abuses which are peculiar to the
railway system in the shape of discrimina
tions, rebates and pools. These abuses were
wholly unknown in water transportation for
the reason that the freedom of compe
tition in that form of transportation makes
them practically impossible. In proposing
therefore that the law be extended to com
mon carriers by water, the Commission not
only seeks to establish the interference of
tbe law where it is not needed, bnt shows
ah inability to understand the value of the
great and vital difference between water and
rail transportation in tbe perfect freedom of
competition in the former.
Aa cm greater blindness to obvious fectaJtBrtained by politicians entitles Dr.Knifiln to J
is shown in the discussion of the competi
tion of Canadian railroads, and the state
ment: "What, if any, method of regula
tion shall be applied to tbe competition by
Canadian common carriers in onr traffic is a
question for Congress to determine." The
fact of the matter is that this question was
decided by Congress, at tbe passage of the
Inter-State commerce law. The Commission
certainly ought to know that the Canadian
roads are subjected to the regulation of that
measure on their traffic within the jurisdic
tion of Congress, just as the United States
THE OVERHEAD "WISES TO GO.
The announcement of Mr. Bigelow, the
head of the Department of Public Works,
that he has concluded an arrangement with
the various electric companies, by which
all their wires will be put under ground,
shows a gratifying and surprising progress.
The promise that the present year will see
the streets wholly relieved of the nnisance
and danger of the overhead wires, gives the
city tne expectation of as great a reform as
any that has taken place for years.
Such an arrangement entitles the head of
the Department of Public "Works to the
highest credit, and cannot fail to rank
among the really brilliant achievements of
his administration. His policy of avoiding
the collisions and quarrels which have
taken place in other cities, is certainly a
wise one, if tbe removal of the wires can be
secured without such forcible steps. Possi
bly the experience of other cities may
suggest that promises to put the wires un
derground in a year, are not always redeemed
at maturity. Still the fact that Mr. Bigelow
has secured the promises is a marked ad
vance on the previous attitude of tbe elec
tric companies, and we may hope that he
will make an equal success in requiring the
fulfillment of the promises.
The statements do not make it clear hat a
complete and comprehensive plan of burying
the wires, is adopted, as it would be wise to
do at this juncture. The plan should not
only provide for existing wires, both of the
high tension and low tension class; but it
should also include accommodations for the
wires of future companies, in order that tbe
streets need not be torn up every time a new
electric company reaches the city. More
over whatever plan may be adopted should
be given the authority of municipal law, by
an ordinance, to secure that it shall be faith
fully adhered to.
The suggestion that these points should be
looked to, is pertinent for the future; but it
is not offered in depreciation of Mr. Bigelow's
great credit for what he has secured. If he
adds the removal of the overhead wires,
this year, to the gain of the Schenley Park,
last year, he will have secured a record such
as few municipal officers can rival.
ROT A QUALIFICATION.
The argument is used freely at Columbus
in favor of Mr. Brice's Senatorial aspira
tions, that "the man who conld get ahead of
Vanderbilt ought to be Senator."
This alludes to the great financial feat of
Mr. Brice and his associates, in loading np
the Nickel Plate road with an overwhelm
ing burden of bogus stocks and bonds, and
unloading the worthless stocks on the Van
derbilt interests. As this was done through
the Vanderbilt anxiety to buy np competi
tion, the public will not regard Mr. Brice's
success in selling property at twice its
value, as anything very blameworthy.
But is it, as Mr. Brice's admirers seem to
think, a proof of his qualifications for Sena,
tor? Is expertness in thimble-rigging and
stock-watering operations the right prepara
tion for making the laws of the nation ? Is
the man who has made immense profits out
of tbe infusion of bogus values into the cor
porate system of the land the best man to
deal with the legislative problems arising
from that cause of evil?
It may not have much effect on the Brice
contest, but it is worth while for the people
to consider, that prominence in the practice
of corporate abuses does not furnish the
qualifications that areneededin the framing
of just and salutary legislation.
A SOUTHERN EAILE0AD PE0JECT.
It is some time since Pittsbnrg has en
joyed what was a few years ago a very com
mon pleasure the report of new railway
projects. The statement of the plan of the
Pittsburg ana West Virginia railroad,
which appears in our local columns, is,
therefore, a revival which is pleasant, as
indicating that our importance as a freight
center is still giving rise to projects for
Experience has taught ns not to boast
ourselves of a new railroad on paper as we
would of a new railroad with the iron down
and trains running. But this project is one
which has decided claims on the public con
fidence. It is in the hands ot enterprising
and reliable men both in this city and in
Virginia. Beyond that it aims at an im
portant function in bringing into close con
nection the ores of West Virginia and the
manufactures ot Pittsburg. The great need
ot the former is a market; that of the latter
is an enhancement of its ore snpply. The
railroad enterprise that brings them into di
rect relations, as this proposes to do, is a
creator of .wealth for both interests and for
Pittsburg should certainly extend hearty
sympathy and material aid to an enterprise
which holds out the promise both of new
materials and new markets, which this oue
It is pleasant to perceive that the New
York .Herald is arguing that the inter-State
commerce law will not prohibit the railways
from making reduced rates to theatrical com
panies,proTided that the same reduction is made
to parties under like condition. The discovery
of a fact that was perfectly manifest to anyone
who took the trouble to read the law, after tbe
chestnut baa been circulated for nearly three
years, that tbe law was a blow at the theatrical
Interests, is an encouraging sign that the world
The stories of sprouting leaves and bloom
ing dandelions in this vicinity, are cast into the
realm of tamencss, by an Illinois report, that
"ripe strawberries were gathered In the open
fields last week." Tbe resources of human in
vention are remarkable.
Air Associated Press dispatch from Co
lumbus the other night caused the ingenious
efforts of tbe intelligent compositor to pale
their Ineffectual tires by reporting that 'ill the
monkeys have gone home and therefore the
candidates have nothing to do." After due
study the novel term was deciphered as re
ferring to tbe members; but tbe statesmen of
Ohio should take warning of the fact that
numerous influences are at present liable to
make monkeys of them.
Feosi present indications that fire engine
test bids fair to be an interesting sweepstakes,
open to all comers, with the big prize of un
doubted supremacy to the class of machine
that can win a clear victory.
The husband of a murdered wife in New
Jersey wbo attempted suicide because there
had been suspicions of bis complicity in the
deed, has unique notions of tbe manner m
which to vindicate his reputation. .Perhaps,
bowever.lt Is fair to recognize that the still
Vnnm VemavVMs ttnn4asl ftf Srtnfitt .
the admission that bis act was not more than
ordinarily devoid of tbe attributes of reason.
The jails of the South appear to afford
equal facilities for the mobs who wish to break
them open In order to release white despera
does, and those who do the same thing lu order
to lynch colored prisoners.
The sale of $201,000 worth of seats for the
opera season in the city of Mexico, is pointed
to with pride by the newspapers there as an
evidence of prosperity. But perhaps after the
attendant bills for that costly season come in,
and have to be paid, the prosperity will not be
quite so manifest. Extravagance is not an
antecedent sign of prosperity, whatever rela
tion it may bear as a result.
The Signal Service, with unwearied per
sistence, seeks once more to rescue us from the
mud by tbe prediction of another cold wave.
May it be more successful with this attempt
than with its predecessors.
Tbe statement that coal is selling at Cin
cinnati at prices which do not coTer tbe cost of
taking it there, may be accepted with a grain
of allowance: but whatever is being done in
that line is evidently in the nature of a
squeeze. The operators who do not wish to be
forced into a combination should let the other
fellows do all the selling at a loss.
The nomination of the Chief of the
Cleveland Fire Department as one of the
judges of the fire engine test, is a promise that
the decision in that competition will be one
The prices bid at the sale of Long &
Co.'s property indicate that it will yield a
pretty good return to its creditors and those of
the Lawrence Bank. But how much the latter
will get can hardly be estimated until that
long-look-for statement comes out. State
ments deferred make the depositors sick.
Captain- "Wissmann has demonstrated
the earnestness of Germany in carrying civili
zation and Christianity into the Dark Conti
nent by the slaughter of some scores nioreof
The reports from the Building Exchange
indicate that tne eight-hour system is not go
ing to be put in force in this city without a
very lively struggle. It is not yet clearly
shown how it will be justice to make Pittsburg
bear the brunt of this struggle for the whole
The location of two dead wires, as stated
elsewhere, renders necessary another dis
count on the assurance of our electric officials
that there are no dead wires in Pittsburg.
Judge Collies and District Attorney
Johnston were sworn in yesterday. The ad
vent of two officials whose qualifications for
their positions were shown by their election to
be above politics will be regarded by the pub
lic with unqualified complacency.
Possibly the English syndicates may be
able to discover an ice supply for them to buy
up. If they can do so, the country will toler
ate them as a blessing in disguise.
Inquiries as to the oratorial powers of
Brice and Thomas on one side, as well as Foster
and Alger on the other, can bring out tbe
reply that these gentlemen do not care who
make the speeches of politics so long as they
draw the checks for them.
PEOPLE OF PE0MINENCE.
John G. Whittier's latest poem has been
more widely copied than any he ever wrote.
President Cabnot has entirely recovered
from his attack of influenza and has resumed
the holding of receptions.
Mb. Stanley long ago received the freedom
of the City of London,, but not the golden cas
ket in which the parchment is contained. That
will be presented to him on his return this
President Harrison has been presented by
Southern admirers with aunique relic of the 1840
campaign. It is a gourd, which was used to dip
cider from the barrels that were used as em
blems along with the coonskins and log cabins.
Prince Louis Bonaparte has been spend
ing a few days in Paris. He is a- good-natured
young man, more like the women than the men
of his family. He is a favorite of the Czar of
Russia, who calls him "cousin." Louis has had
great social success in Russia.
Me. Henrt Kttson, whose model for a
statue of Farragut has been accepted by Bos
ton, has received gold medals for his works
from the Queen of Ronmania and several art
associations, and from the King of Ronmania
the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
Prince Eawana-Nakoa, nephew of King
Kalakana, of tbe Sandwich Islands, has entered
the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester.
England. The Prince is said to be a very good
yonng man of religious tendencies. Naturally
he is not a favorite of Kalakana.
The Rappahannock, the largest square
rigged wooden ship ever built in Maine, was
launched at Bath yesterday. Mr. Arthur Sewall,
one of the builders, as an outcome of President
Harrison's visit to Bath 4In August, received a
heavily-framed portrait of the President, with
the following autograph inscription: "May
every voyage of tbe ship Rappahannock be
prosperous. Benjamin Harrison." The por
trait is hung up in the cabin of the ship, which
will load at New York for San Francisco.
THE LAW TOO INDEFINITE K0W.
Amendments to the Inter-State Commerce
Washington, January 61 In the third an
nual report submitted to Congress to-day tbe
Inter-State Commerce Commission make rec
ommendations looking to the amendment of
the law in the following particulars:
First An amendment to the first section, so as
to correct some ambiguities of language and
make more definite and certain tbe transporta
tion, both inter-State and International, intended
to be subject to the provisions of the act.
Second An amendment to the third section,
relating to the routing and Interchange of traffic
between carriers, so as better to provide for
through traffic at through rates over connecting
Third An amendment to twelfth section, re
lating to the attendance of witnesses and the tak
ing of testimony by deposition.
Fourth An amendment to tbe twenty-second
section, auowing me iree transportation oi per
sons injured in railroad accidents and of the fam
ilies of railroad employes.
New sections suggested are:
First A prohibition of the payment of commis
sions by one railroad company to tbe ticket agents
of another company for passenger transportation.
Second-The abolition or ticket brokerage, by
reoulrlnsr ticket sellers to bodnlvanthnriTprf itv
.railroad company which assumes responsibility
Third The requirement that mlleaee shall hn
paid for cars used belonging to private companies
Fourth Tbe extension of the law to make it ap
ply to common carriers by water routes.
The report reviews the work of the commis
sion duringthe year, including the more Im
portant investigations and decisions, the feat
ures of which have been published from time
QUAY IS GOING IACHTING.
The Senator and Two Friends to Visit the
South for Recreation.
rsrzciAi, telegram to tux dispatch.
Beaver FAiiS, January 6. Arrangements
nave been completed between Hon. M. S.
Quay and Dr. W. H. Grim, Postmaster at this
place, and E. L. Cunningham, landlord of the
Central Hotel here, both Intimate friends of
the Senator, to take a trip to Florida the first
of next month, for pleasure and recreation.
Dr. Gnm Is in bed with tbe Influenza, Mr.
Cunningham has trouble with his lungs, and
Mr. Quay is not f eellng as well as usual.
They will put in their time for about six
weeks yachting in the Senator's yacht and
hunting and fishing.
WILKINSBOEG'S HEW POSTMABTEE.
Mr. J. D. Carothers Among the Many
x Names Sent to the Sennte.
Washington, January 8. Among a very
long list of appointments sent to the Senate to
day by the President were tne following post
masters: William T.Thomas, North Baltimore, O : Will
lam A. Tripp, Carrollton. O.i Ell K. Alderman,
Marietta, 0.; Isaac N. Zearlng, liellefontalne,
o.; Albert Glenn. Bandy Lake, Pa.; Theoi M.
Ford, Bharnsvule, Pa., and J.D. Carothers, Wll
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Tips About Bonneta of tbe Day Tbe Wavei
or Fashion Plly the Poor Czar.
u "There's been a dreadful decadence in bon
.nets during the last ten years," I heard a
lady say yesterday. "The things women call
bonnets to-day are not really bonnets at all.
The elaboration in design, the rich effects in
color we used to see in bonnets a decade ago
are entirely wanting nowadays, when a toque
of the most primitive order Is considered good
style. Tbe bonnet as it used to be was often a
complex but harmonious work of art. It was
faced with rich materials, such as velvet and
satin. Tinsel lace was used most advantageous
ly, and flowers and feathers were used
in daring variety. Tbe bonnet of to
day has no more character than the
gloves of the woman who wears it. In fact,
it is made to fit like a glove and serve no other
purpose than that of a mere bead covering. It
you take a hundred women you will discover
no difference to speak of in their bonnets."
But I hope this lady is a radical and an alarm
ist. Heaven save us from bigger bonnets.
At the performance of "Mignon" by the
Emma Juch Company week before last a
lady tells me that a most remarkable feature in
the dres3 of the fashionable audience which
that night filled tbe Grand Opera House was
the predominance of bright red toques.
Nearly every other woman there had on
one of these brilliant bits of millinery, and
scattered liberally among the sober colors of
men's coats and women's winter dresses the
toques made quite a sensational hit.
One of the few blessed results of the un
speakable weather is the latitude which its
mildness has given tbe fair sex in choice of
winter dresses. Or more correctly speaking, the
dear creatures have been able to get double
wear out of their spring and even summer
THE TJNHAPPT CZAE.
The Czar ofKussla, mighty ruler.
Head Jailer in the largest "cooler"
For folks wbo call their minds their own
The world has seen 'round whose high throne
Armed hosts assemble, foot and horse,
Cossack, Tcherkess, Slav and Morse,
Hit New Year's spent In sore alarm,
Tbe festival to him meant harm;
He bad no appetite for dinner.
The cook might be a rebel sinner.
Beside, who knew, a miner might
His Highness hoist with dynamite?
When bombs or mines urge to the sky
A Highness finds himself too high.
ALICE JACOIAN'3 STBANGB STOET.
The Child Heiress Returns and Tells How-
She Was Abducted.
St Louis, January R Alico Jackman, the
twice aDducted heiress turned up at tbe house
of Albert Spink, on Dayton street, about 11
o'clock last night, drenched to the skin by rain
which was falling heavily. She was bare headed,
her shoes were unbuttoned and she was in a piti
ablo plight generally. Her story Is that while
going to the grocery last evening, she was
seized by two men. hustled into a covered
wagon, which was standing In tbe alley, and
driven to the house of Mrs. Brouthers, in the
southern part of the city. Here she was put
into tbe same room she ocenpied when she was
there before and was told to go to bed. She
did not retire, however, bnt everything was
still. In the hush she stole down stairs and
escaped by the back door and ran through the
rain to the home of Mr. Spink, where sbe ar
rived cniiiea to tne none ana neany aeaa witn
i right, ene says one oi tne persons wno put
her in the wagon, was Charley Brouthers. Mrs.
Brouthers, however, denies all knowledge of
An evening paper says: The alleged second
abduction of Allie Jackman is disproved by
the facts. Fortunately for Mr. Brouthers
there were witnesses present at his house last
night; at the hour when Allie Jackman claims to
have been taken there, who deny tbe truth of the
story. Just where the girl was during the first
half of the night, or what her motive could be
for telling sensational yarns has not yet been
developed. The whole affair has been exagger
ated. The girl is not heiress to $25,000 as has
been stated, but has less than S3.000 coming
from her father's estate, and she is bright for
her years and old and precocious enough to en
joy a sensation.
CONGRESS AT W0EK 0K0E HOSE.
First Day's Session After tho Lone Holiday
Washington, January 6. The Senate re
assembled, at noon to-day. after the holiday
recess, with the Vice President in tne chair,
and with less than a quorum of Senators in the
chamber. A large number of bills were read
and appropriately referred. Two bills were
passed, one increasing the pay of census super
visors from 500 to 51.000. and the other in
creasing to S72 per month the pensions of cer
tain soldiers and sailors wbo are totally help
less from injuries received or from diseases
contracted while in the service of tbe United
The House reassembled to-day at the usual
hour. In his prayer this morning the Chaplain
feelingly alluded to the Illness of Mr. Kelley, of
Pennsylvania, and invoked the Divine protec
tion for him. A large number of bills were
read and referred. The following appointments
were announced by tbe Speaker: Messrs. But
terwortb. Lodge- and Wheeler, Regents of the
Smithsonian Institution; Messrs. Hitt and
Hemphill, members of the Board of Directors
of the Columbia Institute for the Deaf and
AN0THEB AEISTOCPvATIC WEDDING.
Miss Edith Godfrey Becomes the Bride of
Charles Livingstone Hyde,
israelii. TELEaRAir to the dispatch.!
New Yore. Januarys. Miss Edith Godfrey,
daughter of Mr. Charles A. Godfrey, was mar
ried at noon to Mr. Charles Livingstone Hyde,
at the Church of tbe Heavenly Rest. The
bridesmaids were Miss Lizzie Glendennintr, of
Philadelphia, Miss Helen Brice, Miss Minnie
Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, Miss Bertha
Robinson, Miss Marie Leech and Miss Ada
Immediately after tbe services a wedding
breakfast was served at the1 residence of tbe
bride's parents. The following were among
the guests Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel,
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin S. Brice, Hon. John Wan
amaker and Mrs. Wanamaker. Mr. and Mrs.
Hyde will take up their residence at BOO Madi
son avenue, upon their return from the bridal
WEDDED AT A flOTEL.
A Son of Hon. N. C. Evans Marries Miss
Dubois, nt Bedford.
ISrECIAX, TEX.XOBAU TO THE DI8PATOH. J
Bedford, Januaryfi. A wedding was cele
brated m the parlors ot the Bedford House this
evening, in which George N. Evans and Miss
Ella Dubois were tbe contracting parties.
The groom is the son of Hon. N. C Evans, the
present Legislator from this connty.
The coupio drove here from Everett, and. it
is being whispered around that the venerable
lawmaker win not in accord witn tue match.
so tbe ceremony was performed here very
The Paradise of the Speak-Easy.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to all accounts, Pittsburg is the
paradise ot "speak-easies." If it be true that
there are more drinking places in that city
than ever before, although the licensed places
'have been reduced 90 per cent, something
ought to be done about it. The provisions of
the Brooks law are plain, and It is astonishing
that the Pittsbnrg authorities are unable to
enforce them. In this city the way of the
proprietor of the 'peak-easy" is hard. It
should be made so In Pittsburg.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Mrs. Lazarus Coblcns.
With the setting of tbe sun on Friday evening
last, at the beginning of her day of rest, Mrs.
Lazarus Coblens, an aged mother of the Hebrew
faith, peacefully passed away, surrounded by
those sbe loved best. This venerable lady expired at
Dayton, 0 at the ripe age of 85 years. She was
widely known through her charities, especially In
Pittsbnrg. Baltimore, and Eastern Ohio, and
many outside ber Immediate circle will miss her
helDinsr hand. Two sons and two daughters. Mr.'
Isidore Coblens, of tnls city; Daniel Coblens, of
Baltimore; Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Isaao Pollack,
of Dayton, O.. watched tbe coming of tbe grim
messenger, and, followed by a large concourse,
placed the remains of the venerable mother be
neath the sod on aunday afternoon.
Georgo W. Rogers. )
tSFECIAL TELIORAM TO THE DICFATCR.I
iocHESTEB, January (.George W. Bogers,
son of William Bogers, of Bellevue, died at tbe
residence of bis father-in-law, Captain S. A.
ICeno, of this place, Sunday of pneumonia, lie
was connected for many years with the Pittsburg
National Plow Works, lie was 43 years of age.
fliarles E. Hnmlll.
IsrECIAl, TKLIQRAM TO IHE CISPATCH.l
MASSlixoir, January 6. Charles E. Hamll'l,
Secretary of the Masslllon Electric Light Com
pany and a popular and promising young business
man, died to-night of pleurisy. He was 22 years
of ae sail unmarried, ' a.
CLEVELAND AND CARLISLE.
National Democrat Send Letters to the
Grover Cleveland Clnb Resolutions by
Colonel Echols on II. W. Grady's Death.
The regular meeting of the Grover Cleveland
Democratic Society of Allegheny county was
held at Houston's Hall, Lawrencevllle, last
A very large and enthusiastic attendance
was present, and withal enjoyed one of the
most interesting meetings yet held by the
society. President Bellman opened the pro
ceedings by a short address of welcome to a
large number of strangers who had come in.
Secretary C. E. Conner read the following
letters accepting honorary membership:
MEW YOEK. December 28, 1333.
Sir. C E. Conner, Secretary, etc.j
Dear Sin 1 have received vour letter informlnir
me of my election as an honorary member of the
Grover Cleveland Democratic Society, of Alle
gheny county. 1 desire o return my thanks to
the socletr for thns remembering me and to ex
press the hope that the organization will be very
prosperous and very uselul la the support of
lours very truly,
Washington, D. C, December 14, 1SS3.
C. E. Conner, Esq.,
Dkab Sir Your kind letter of the 21st Instant,
notifying me of the courtesy extended to me by
the Cleveland Democratic Society, of honorary
membershln In that bodr. has been received. Un
derstanding this to be one of the Democratic soci
eties organized and maintained for tbe purpose of
promuuufc me laiercsis 01 me political pariy to
which I belong, and of assisting In tbe applica
tions or its principles to tne operation or the gov-
eminent, 1 appreciate very highly the compliment
paid me In my election; and
y election; ana Believing mat in
roose mar be accomplished, tbe 1
interests of i
interests of all tbe people will be subserved. I
shall at aU times ffladlr do whatever 1 nrnneriv
can to further the objects of the society. Please
be kind enough to express my thanks at the next
Very respectfully, J. G. Carlisle.
Brookvu-le, December 26, 1S89.
C. E. Conner, Secretary:
Dear Sir 1 received yours of the 21st Instant
notifying me ofmy election as an honorary mem
ber ol your society. I am glad to bo enrolled
among your members In so Just a cause. For me
please tender to your society my thanks for this
honorary courtesy extended me.
I am yours truly,
G. A. JENK3.
After the reading of the letters the following
resolution.on the death of Henry W.Grady was
offered by Colonel J. W. Echols, and was ap-
WiiekeaS, Hon. Henry Woodfln Gradr, an
honorary member of this society, deDarted this
me on toe morning ot aionaar, tne xw or Decem
ber last, at bis home In the city of Atlanta, Ga
the members of this society desire to place upon
record a testimonial. Individually and collective
ly, of their profound sense of the great loss sus
tained alike bv his native State and by the "Union
of states, " and of their undying veneration for
his memory: wherefore be It
Kesolved. That the members of this society.
while bowing In humble submission to the flat of
Almighty God, "Who doeth all things well, " jet
deeply deplore that Inexorable decree which has
removed from a sphere of national usefulness one
so grandly endowed with aU those qualifications
mat mauu miu a icuucr oi 111s jeuow men. ana so
earnest in fulfilling the noble nurnose of heallns-
the bitterness existing between those sections of
the country engendered by tbe terrible throes of
Resolved, lhat a copy of these proceedings be
transmitted to the Atlanta Constitution, wftb a
request for publication, and an engrossed copy to
tbe family ol the deceased, with the sincere as
surance of the sympathy of the members of this
D. F. Patterson, Esq., mado an address on
the tariff question, after which the society ad
journed until February 3.
THE AMEE1CUS CLDB OFFICERS.
The Result Announced Cast Night, but
Known for 48 Hours.
The Amerlcus Republican Club met last night
to hear tbo result of the election held on Sat
urday. Althouch 43 bours had passed since the
election, and the official result was not known
until last night, the predictions of the Sdndat
Dispatch as to the elected gentlemen were
verified in each and every instance. The tellers
made the following report:
Prcs'dent, H. B. Paul 2M; First Vice Presi
dent, C. C. Baer 265; Second Vice President,
James S. McKean 165; Third Vice President,
John Eaton 265; Treasurer, James H. Wlllock
265; Corresponalnc Secretary. J. D. Llttell 185,
W. T. Kelter75: Kecordlng Secretary, George 8.
Houghton 65; Financial Secretary. W.
W. Colvllle" 265; Executive Committee,
D. F. Colllngwood 202, W. H. Keech
175, E. Tj. Devore 158, J. M. Walker 148, James
P. Anderson 148, A. M. Volght 115, George P.
Letehe 117, K. C. Patterson 114, James U.
Youngson 103, W. P. Bennett 97, W. B. Ford
72.IH. D. Sellers. Jr. 52, Major. A. J. Logan'230;
Captain, S. D. Hubley 142, W. H. Davis 119; First
Lieutenant, W. S. McLaln" 261: second Lieu
tenant, H. C. Stewart 229, William Klaber 25. -l
Those marked with an asterisk were elected.
Tbe club adjourned Immediately after the re-
suit was announced.
NONE BETTER IN THE STATE.
What the Editor of a Livo Weekly Thinks of
From the Bedford Gazette. l
There Is no better newspaper in Pennsylva
nia than The Pittsburg Dispatch. Its
Sunday edition is a whole library In itself,
while the circulation of dally and Snnday edi
tions has reached figures never before attained
by a paper west of Philadelphia. In every de
partment The Dispatch approaches close to
perfection. The people want more of it, and
the proprietors find themselves obliged to pur
chase another of Hoe's wonderful perfecting
presses early in the new year. The Dispatch
is a great newspaper.
DEMOCRATS GET TOGETHER.
Factional Differences In Bedford Connty Pol
itics Amicably Adjusted.
.'SPECIAL TELEGRAM TOTHE DISPATCH.
Bedford, January 6. The two wings of the
Bedford County Democracy will hereafter flap
together. Tbe election of the Chairman of the
County Committee was held to-day, and both
the Reynolds and Kerr factions compromised
on the chairmanship by electing Frank
Fletcher. Esq. The Executive Committee is
composed of members from both factions, so
that nov the Democrats In this county will
worx in narmonv, something mat iney nave
not been doing for some time. '
At the meeting of the committee addresses
wero made by Hon. J. M. Reynolds and Hon.
R. C JIcNamara, in which both expressed
their great desire for the success of the party.
Slice and Matchoi'Do Mischief.
Chicago, January 6. A combination of
mice and matches started a fire in one of tbe
fire-proof vaults of the Council Chamber, on
tbe top story of tbe City Hall, last Friday, and
it burned until this morning without being dis
covered. Fortunately, only some unimportant
papers were destroyed.
The itlngee Clnb Moots.
A meeting of the C. L. Magee Club of the
Thirteenth ward, was called for last evening to
take action looking to the indorsement ot tbe
Councilmanlc candidates. Owing to a misun
derstanding about securing tbe school ball,
but few members were in attendance and the
meeting adjourned until next Monday evening.
Good Enough for Kansas.
From the Kansas City Times.:
The canteen system Is said to be a success in
the army. Tbe hip-pocket system is a great
success in Kansas.
A Fortune In Green Goods.
From tbe Albany Argus.
A New York druggist has retired with a
fortune of 1,000,000. He doubtless made it by
the sale of postage stamps.
Too Much for Old Prob.
From the Savannah News.
It seems to be difficult for the Weather De
partment to coax the cold wave out.
Bolter's Grentest Poem.
"Of all his work," says the Springfield Be
publican, In its notice of the death of George
H. Boker, "his 'Dirge for a Soldier written for
General Philip Kearney, has seized most firmly
upon the popular memory." Here It Is:
Close his eyes; his work Is donel
What to him Is friend or foeman,
Else of moon or set of sun,
Band or man, or kiss of woman?
Lay blm low, lay him low.
In the clover or tbe snowl
Wbat cares be? Re cannot know;
.Lay him low.
As man may, be fought bis fight.
Proved his truth by his endeavor;
Let him sleep in solemn night,
Sleep forever and forever.
Lay him low, lay him low.
In the clover or the snow)
What cares he? He cannot know;
Lay him low.
Fold him In his country's stars,
Koll the drum and fire tbe volley 1
Wbat to him are all onr wars
What, but death bcmocklng folly?
Lav htm low, lay him low,
, In tha clover or tbe snowl
What cares be? He cannot know;
iay him low.
AT THE THEATEES.
Bronson Howard's Sbennndonh Minstrels
and Other Amazements.
Jf any further evidence were needed of Mr.
Ttmnann TTnwaprt'a , a jimI.. .. --
v.vuuwu aav,.h..0 ilcliUUCULD Ha 1UI
American playwright it could be fonnd in his
latest play, "Shenandoah." a comedy drama in
four acts, which was acted for the first time in
Pittsburg at the Bfjou Theater last night. The
same masterly management of incident, the
same powerful drawing of character, and trnth
to human nature that were admired in "The
Henrietta" occur in "Shenandoah." The plays
are, of course, widely dissimilar, but brilliancy
of dialogue, the easy, free spirit of the humor,
and the clearness of tbe story are common
to both. Tbe plot of "Shenandoah" Is of less
importance than that of "The Henrietta." In
fact in the former play it is really more of a
portfolio of sketches of the hnman as distin
guished from the military side of war that Mr.
Howard lays before us, rather than a drama of
the old orthodox port with a plot paramount to
everything else. One cannot help thinking that
Mr. Howard has fallen in with the views of
William Dean Howells In this matter: that is.
making the plot of "Shenandoah" only strong
enough to connect and support the exquisite
bits of action, pathos and humor painted
vividly from the life. It is true
also, however, that Mr. Howard has
succeuea in Drincing the battle smoke
to bis aid. The gray cloud from cannons'
months in which other dramatists' works nave
qften been simply lost, form a fitful back
ground to "Shenandoah.'' The figures of men
and women are plainly shown, and more the
men and women are of flesh and blood, with
hearts beatlne with love, fired with the fever
of the conflict, and torn with the passions of
jealousy and hate. "Shenandoah" will surely
recall to many a veteran the days when he trod
the valley that bears that name; and many a
cicatriced heart will bleed again for tbe dead
that sleep there, and on other fields In the
South. But there is nothing but a manly patri
otism ringing through the piece; not a word to
rouse again the enmities that brought that
awful war upon the land. '
It is a beautiful play. Picturesque, Instinct
with movement and life, but best of all. true
to the minutest detail of life. Mr. Howard has
had the congratulations of many cities already;
Pittsburg's is sure to be added to the list. It Is
the best play ot this season or, in its own do
main, the best an American author has yet
We can see no ntllltv In retelling tna tni-v nf
the play it has been told more than once al
ready in these columns. There are three or
four love stories running through it; so the
women should like It, and aftorthem the males.
It has tbe reality of war about most of its ac
tion: but the semblance is produced without
recourse to tne nnng ot muskets upon
the stage, thereby rendering tbe ears and
noses of the audience Mr. Howard's debtors.
It will surely make you cry, if you ever shed
tears in a theater and we even dare say if yon
never cried before. The scenery -is no small
aid to the Imagination in realizing the perilous
surroundings of the actors. Tbe signaling
upon The Top Mountain is particularly real
istic For tbe most part the troops recruited
In Pittsburg were happily kept out of sight,
though their voices rising in familiar march
ing songs were effective enough. Tbe staying
of the retreat by Shenaan's arrival will be
moro impressive as a tableau after the raw
supernumeraries learn something of what
soldiers would do with the enemy at their
heels. They onght to be allowed to carry arms.
There Is no star part In "Shenandoah." Half
a dozen parts are of equal Importance. This is
not a disadvantage at all when such an excel
lent company as Mr. Hayman's is concerned.
Frank Carlyle Is wonderfully well suited with
the character of Colonel KerclHval West. In
him we have a noble picture of tbe gentleman
and tbe soldier. General Baverill, a stern yet
generous soldier, is equally well placed In Joseph
Holland's hands. Tbe Captain Heartsease, and
Lieutenant Frank Bedlae, very different mil
itary types were admlrabl v nortraved hv T.wl9
Baker and Charles Mackey. A delightfnl old
soldier was Major. Ueneral Irenarus Buck
thorn, a martinet with several soft spots in bis
heart, as Charles Stanley showed him, and per
haps nothing quainter and funnier than the
Sergeant Barket of U. B Hawkins could be
given us. The character and the actor are
In the same way we can praise the fair half
of the cast. Miss Esther Lyon was extremely
powerful in pathos as in the lightest merri
ment of a yonng Southern girl. Gertrude EI1
ingham. Miss Jenny Buckthorn, a soldier's
daughter, an American daughter of the regi
ment fnll of mischief, patriotism and head
long love, had the happiest Impersonation In
Miss Percy Haswell. All the other actors, we
can honestly Bay, were good in various degrees.
The smoothness and harmonious finish of the
whole production is a tribute to careful re
hearsing and stage management as well as to
the ability of the Individuals.
One word about tbe best situation In tbe
play. The message dictated by the dying sol
dier, whose bravery saved the Union army at
toe expense ot nis uie, is oi marvelous pathos.
For this and other appealing passages the
audience showed warm approval. Tbo audi
ence was large, but the Bijou onght to be
crowded after this. "Shenandoah" is too good
a play to be missed by any lover of the best
drama, and the American drama especially.
Primrose 3c West nt the Grand.
, No matter how much tbe public may sigh
for the good old rough and tnmble, 'way down
South minstrelsy, they certainly go to the silk
stocking, satin knee-breeches entertainment,
filled with music of a high character
and with glittering pageantry in the
first part. A large audience filled the Grand
Opera House to hear the initial performance
of Primrose & West's minstrels. Of the per
formance In general it can only be said that it
was,unlque and gorgeous. The Imitation of a
satin boudoir which greeted the eyes of the
audience as tbe curtain ascended made
an evident Impression. It is billed as a
"crystal" first part, the word "crystal"
being understood as a synonym for glitter.
The voices in the first part were cer
tainly of Temarkably smooth excellence.
W. H. Smith sang "I Did Itr" Joseph Natus
sang "Safe In the Harbor," John H. Davis sang
Aeit aeixtiuTonuroo,- roxoamueis sang
"Monarch ot the Wood." Humorous selec
tions with as many verses as tbe audience de
sired were contributed by Thomas LeMack and
Raymon Moore, and George Primrose sang an
ingenious piecework of negro melodies which
found high favor. Not the least Im
portant factors in the success of
the first part was tbe perfect shading
of the choruses and the brilliant orchestrations
evolved by the musical genius of Mr. Barney
Fagan. "Billy" West, George Powers and W.
H. Smith were responsible for a delicious piece
of comedy work entitled "Cremation," which
had much originality In its treatment. The
gymnasts. Hurley and Van Aucken, created as-
tonisnment Dy tueir aaring aerial movements,
and their 21-foot giant swing act was a "corker."
George H. Primrose created the usual quota
of laughter and bad some new quips, gags and
steps for the edification of the audience.
Under Mr. Barney Fagan's guidance the
"Promenade of the Popinjays," 18 minstrels
arrayed like Solomon in all his glory, performed
some extremely Intricate figure march
ing, with a Dundreary skip as an
incidental. Barber cycled himself around
the stage on a bicycle which he
afterward dismembered and rode in sections
with great dexterity. Mr. Barney Fagan's
"Language of the Flowers" was a pretty
musical conceit, introducing Messrs. West,
t agan, Jie .Black. Daly, Magee and Gordon.
The full company came to the front with a
screaming farce, entitled '"The Haunted Mill,"
wbich would have Sent a misogynist or a cynic
home In a merry mood. Tbe company is strong
and will attract large audiences.
Casino Comic Opera.
A special telegram to The Dispatch from
Baltimore received last nlgbt says: The Ru
dolph Aronson Comic Opera Company direct
from tbe New York Casino Inaugurated their
second and farewell engagement this season at
the Hollis Street Theater this evening in Of
fenbach's military operetta, "Tbe Drum
Major," before an exceedingly large and en
thusiastic audience. At tbe end of each act the
company, Including JamesPowers, JohnBraDd,
Edwin Stevens, Charles Campbell. Ellis Rvte,
Georgia Dennln, Eva Davenport, Florence Bell.
Grace Golden and others (Miss Pauline Hall,
on account of her brntcer's death, did not ap
pear) were called before the curtain and for
tho time being the stage was transformed Into
a rarden of flowers. The triumphant march at
the troops in the last act evoked thunders of
applause and was rederaanded three times. At
the close of the performance Manager Aronson
was called before the curtain and made a neat
speech in recognition of tbe honor conferred
"Reuben Glue, or tbe Bushranger," is tbe
title of a melodrama with an English-Australian
plot, in which Jobnny Prlndle has full op
portunity to display his powers as a mimic of
Down-East Yankee character. It is given for
tbe first time in Pittsburg this week at tbe
above bouse. A very capable company has
been gathered to support Mr. Prlndle, and two
very large audiences applauded tbe many ex
citing situations of the play. Harry Harford,
as Sir William Arlington, is a typical English
man, Blanche Hllniau a very clever iMdy Ar
Knofonand Mother While, and Camilla Town.
send is good as Ellen Townsend and Jessie. The
other characters are well taken.
narry Williams' Academy.
The American Comedy and Specialty Com
pany holds the boards at tho Academy this
week, and the enjoymont began last evening to
a crowded bouse that was delighted with the
excellent bill presented. The programme
opens with the Healys, Miss Healj's wing
dancing being very clever indeed. Then comes
the German Midget. Colonel Hints, followed
.by the World's Trio, tbe Sbeerans, the Shep-
Vuu t?ufeC aiiiaa i ning tt CBetU vuu ttuu
Lorenor Charles L, Banks, the American Four,
in a nitetcu, eotiuea "scenes in a Hestaurant
and Prof. Campbell's "Tableaux Soleil" close
a very interesting lntertalnment.
The World's OToseasa,
Manager Scott expects about the banner
week of tbe season, so far, this week His
bright particular stars are the poison eater, a
man with an apparently castlron stomach, who
eats all kinds of poisons, and seems to enjoy
them; and Big Eliza, with her unique stage
performance. A big bill is also prepared for
WHITTIEB SCHOOL OPENED.
Addresses Bristling With Patriotism and
Enlogy for American Education The
Jr. O. C A. M. Praised.
The exercises attending the opening of tbe
Whittier School of the Thirty-second ward,
were held last night in tbe hall of the Mt.
Washington Library Association. A large
number were present and tbe affair was a pleas
ant one. The feature of the evening was the
presentation to the school of a flag on behalf
of William Penn Council, Jr. O. U. A. M. and
a crayon portrait of Prof. Whlttler. after
whom tbe school is named, from Mrs. Harper,
widow of Major Samuel Harper and daughter
of Prof. Whlttler. The portrait was executed
by Mrs. Harper's daughter.
The exercises opened witn an anthem by the
ML Washington choir, followed by prayer by
the Rev. George Street. Mr. Wm. Halpln, an
ex-school director, gave a brief history of the
MC Washington schools. The first school was
commenced in 1803. The third one of the ward
Is1 jus t completed. To give an Idea ot tbe growth
of tbo ward in that period he stated that In
1869, the taxable valuation of the ward was
A song was given by the school children,
after which the flag and portrait were pre
sented to the school by Hon. H. L Gourley on
behalf of the donors. The presentation speech
was full of patriotism and enlogy for the
schools. Mr. Gourley, referring to the flag,
said that it was the only flag that represented
a free coudtry. It was the one that had always
gone to victory in the end, and was the emblem
of tbe greatest country in the world. He pic
tured those three great warriors. Alexander
the Great, Caesar and Napoleon, all of whose
stars went out, and who died either ignoble
deaths or in obscurity. Beside these be placed
the immortal Washington, whose flag this was.
He had said enough when he said that this flag
was the flag of Washington and the flag of Lin
coln. Ho praised the Jr. O. TJ. A. M. for the noble
work it hadandertaken in fostering the patriot
ism of Americans, and complimented them on
tbe excellent method they had taken to en
courage it, of presenting tbe national emblem
to the public schools.
As to the schools be said they were the most
Important workshops of the world. The black
smiths, wagon makers, millmen, etc.. are all
considered indispensable because they make
wbat is useful and necessary, but the school
teacher is even more necessary, for he trains
the mind and teaches the youth of the land
that wbich makes of them great and capable
men and women, and renders solid the founda
tion of our country.
City Superintendent George Luckey received
the gifts for tbe school with a speech equally
patriotic anu eulogistic
E. Lindsay Greir made the closing address on
the objects of the Jr. O. V. A. M. His address
was stirring with love of country and support
of her institutions, foremost among them the
After the song, "America." by the choir and
school children, the "Doxology" was sung and
the benediction pronounced by the Rev. Mr.
Street. Thomas T. Ash ford, J r was master of
ceremonies. Tbe committee present repre
senting the Jr. O. U. A. M. was composed of
narry iu trees, reier n. Bouei, jr., ana Thomas
F. Ashf ord. The choir was led by Prof. David
F0RAKER PRAISES F0RAEER
For Ref arms That Have Been Accomplished
In Ohio Recently.
CotUMBUS. January 8. Among the "points
with pride" at which Governor Foraker levels
his index finger in his retiring message to the
new Legislature to-day. are the following:
Ihe present conditions of both tbe people and
the public affairs of Ohio are In pleasing contrast
with wbat they were four years ago. Tnere was
then much dissatisfaction and restlessness among
large classes of our population. Tbe most notable
manifestations of this were tbe riots at Cincinnati
and in tbe Hocking Valley, occurring during tbe
administration of my predecessor, and tbe great
strikes of May, 1838. Business of every kind was
than enffTsvlnia Ttiavn w m m imi1 ,!.
Many of our most Important Industries were sus-
pended, and thousands of laborers were without
employment. There was a general decline In
values. This was very marked In connection with
taxation. It amounted for tbe years 1384 and 1SS3,
assbownlntbe aggregate of tbe personal prop
erty of the State on the grand duplicate, to more
than S32, 000,000. The appropriations made by the
General AssemDly were largely In excess of our
Income. A rapidly growing deficiency had al
ready become greater than ever known In a time
or peace. Flections In tbe chief city or the State
bad become only criminal rarces. Billot box
stuffing, repeating, and similar crimes had be
come as common as voting, and tbe evil was rap
idly spreading to other large cities. Fraudulent
results had come to be regarded by those wbo pro-
aucea mem, ana tnose in wnose oenau tney were
legitimate advantages to be
maintained for t
chad been nnbrldled and made
The liquor trail
practically free from all tbe burdens of taxation
ana an tne restraints oi restriction anu teguia
tion. It had "taken a hand In politics," was Its
boast of the hour, "and made Itself felt." Bnt the
davofreckonlng,nadcome, and all tbis has been
With the exception of the quickly suppressed
Wnite Cap outbreak, there has been during tbe
whole fonr years that have since passed scarcely a
manifestation of a riotous or lawless disposition
anywhere within the btate. With tbe exception
of the strikes in Mar. 1&SB. there have been no
disturbances or troubles of any moment among tbe
laboring classes. Jot a drop of blood has been
shed during all this time to sreserve peace, order,
and the observance of law.
Instead of general stagnation, we have general
prosperity, and no people ever enjoyed a higher
degree of happiness and contentment. The de
cline in values has been stopped, ine aggregate
of tbe property, real and personal, of the Stato
on the grand duplicate for taxation, baa been In
creased during this period more tban eighty-four
millions of dollars.
The liquor traffle has been lastly made to bear a
portion of the burdens of taxation for both btats
and local purposes, and other measures of a wise
and Just character have been enacted, whereby
new sources of revenue have been created, and
our Income has been made once more greater than
our expenditures, while at the same time the rate
or direct taxation for State purposes has been re
duced to tbe lowest point known to this genera
tion. The city of Cincinnati has been rescued. While
its government Is not. theoretically. In some par
ticulars, what has been recommended, or wbat
appears to be approved by the most enlightened
thought of the day. yet, measured by practical
results, Cincinnati Is to-day one or tbe best gov
erned cities In America.
A UTAH DISPUTE SETTIED
By tho Supreme Court, Which Also Decides
an Important Land Salt.
Washington, January 8. The Supreme
Court to-day affirmed the decision of the Su-
greme Court of Utah, deciding that Nephi W.
layton. Auditor of Public Accounts, Is In of
fice unlawfully, for the reason that tbe act of
the Legislature of Utah passed in 1852 creating
the office and providing that It should be filled
by popular election, is in contravention of tbe
organic act of the Territory which vested the
appointment of all except local officers in the
The court also rendered a decision in tbe
case of Miller, Worrell. DunlaD et L versus
the Texas Pacific Railroad, affirming tbe de
cision of the lower court and requiring the ap
Jiellants to pay costs. About 300 acres of land
n Fort Worth are involved. Justice Bradley,
in his decision, bolds tnat a grant of an in
definite quantity of land, wnicn does not state
the specific purpose of tbe grant, whether for
crossings, depots, etc, is voiC
The Nagle case, arising out of the killing of
Jndge Terry In California, last summer, was
set dowti for argument on March I, ai was also
the case of the San Tulare Railroad Company,
of California, involving tbe right of States to
impose special taxation upon railroads.
THE ALLEGHENY REPUBLICANS.
Officers of the Allegheny Central Clnb
Elected Amidst Hpeechlfylng.
The Allegheny Central Republican Club held
its annual meeting last night in the club hall
in the Second National Bank building, Alle
gheny. Treasurer Dalzell reported that there
was a balance of W2 in the treasury. Presi
dent Hugh Kennedy congratulated tbe clnb on
its success, and complimentary addresses were
made by D. 1C McGunnegle, U. H. Suuffer,
Street Commissioner Maul. Charles H. Bepler.
James S. Kline, Wm. J. Gil), Thomas Harring
ton and others. The following officers were
President. Hngb Kennedy: First Vice Presi
dent, John A. Neeb: Second Vice resident, Wm.
J. Gill: Kecordlng Secretary, James W. Prescott:
iseeb, Thomas Harrington, Ueorgo Sch&d and
Mnklna; U Easy to Plod Him.
From the Kansas City Star.
f It is prophesied by the Philadelphia Press
that tbe office will seek the man in 1892. If
thl prediction is verified the country will con
template with interest the spectacle of James
G.BIalno and David Bennett Hill' hustling
around for the moat conspicuous styles In door
A man has been held for trial at Johns
town for stealing Si, 000 shingles.
Artificial glaciers as a means of storing
water for irrigation have been proposed.
Three eggs of different sizes, one inside
the other, were deposited by a hen in a Lehigh
The Beading Eagle man sent a postal
card to Strouchsburg, only 15 miles away.a year
ago, and it has just reached Its destination.
In the Cape de la Hogue lighthouse in
France a windmill Is used to drive two dyna
mos, the current being stored up in accumu
lators. A perfect penknife, which measures
three-sixteenths of an inch in length, has been
made by Dr. John Temple, of Marshallton,
A great flight of locusts, calculated to
have covered about 2,000 square miles, lately
passed across the Red Sea from the African to
the Arabian shore.
The mineral called tnrfa, or brazolina,
lately discovered In Babla, furnishes an oil akin
to petroleum, a parafftne suitable for the manu
facture of candles, and a good lubricating oil.
Phil. Banman, of Lancaster, sold last
week for 200 to parties in New York City a
hog wblcb Is three years old and weighs L215
pounds. The monster will be placed in a
The hydrocarbon process of treating
iron so that it will not corrode is said to cost
less than one-half of that of galvanizing, while
tbe durability, under similar conditions, is con
With his ear in his hand a yonng man
named McDermott ran frantically all over
Scoop town, near Sonth Fork, Pa., to find a
doctor to sew the member on. It had been
bitten off during a row at a church fair.
There is not a cigarette on sale in tha
town of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky.
In his message to the Legislature Governor
Buckner said that something must be done to
iepress the passions of tbe people, so the town
authorities passed a law prohibiting the sale of
The gradual failure of a castiron bridge
erected about 45 years ago at Potsdam has been
the cause of considerable scientific Inquiry.
The conclusion arrived at is that the bridge
members were too rigidly connected, no ade
quate allowance being made for effects of vary
The wife of a Philadelphia veterinary
accidentally mixed her own prescription with
one made out by bet husband for a horse, and
sent the wrong one to a, druggist. She was hor
rified when she found that the druggist had
sent her pills home in a cigar box, and fright
ened when she found each pill was bigger than
Abbot claims one of the best lady
marksmen of Maine in the person of Mrs.
George Brown. Not long ago she saw a fox
crossing tbe field a short distance from tbe
house. Taking ber husband's rifle ana raising
the window she drew a bead on Master Rey
nard, planting the ball fairly in the neck. The
distance was 22 rods.
Recent observations of the waters of
Great Salt Lake prove conclusively that the
statements made that no form of animal or
plant life exists in tbe lake are erroneous.. No
fish or other large form of animal life has been
discovered, but the presence of vegetable or
ganisms in the lake may be considered a fact
from the abundance of animal existences.
A gratifying addition has just been
made to the number of Irish tenants who own
the soli they cultivate. The Earl of Egmont
has sola the whole of his large estate in Kil
kenny and Tipperary for 230,000. The farmers
are fortunate enough to get the land at the rate
of 15 years' purchase. This is the largest sin
gle transaction under the Ashbourne act.
The American Institute of Architects
want the dictionary amended, or at least that
part of it which defines the word "supervise"
and "superintend." They use the former word
to express the general and intermittent over
sight given by an architect, with special refer
ence to masses and main features in the manual
execution, in brick, stone, wood, or what not.
of the various designs which have fim been
created from his brain on tbe drawing
board and In the specification; and they use tbe
word "superintend" to express the constant
and close attention to'detail given, when called
for under the contract, by some subordinate.
The biz guns turned out by the English
arsenals are now fitted with a device to facili-
tate firing at night. The ordinary sights are
I illuminated by a small incandescent lamp, the
rays from which, passing through a lens, are con
verged, so that only a minute point or line of
sight, is obtained. By means of an adjustable
resistance tbe light can be modulated to suit
tbe degree of darkness of the night or the eye
of the oLserver.
Eifle bullets are now photographed in
tnelr course by means of the electric spark.
The camera is taken Into a dark room, which
the bullet Is caused to traverse. As it passes
the camera it is made to interrupt an electric
circuit and produce a spark, wbich illuminates
it for an instant and enables the impression to
be taken. The ware of condensation in the air
before the bullet, and the rarefaction behind
it, are visible in tbe photograph and cad be
studied bv experts, thus enabling tbe form of
ball or rifle wbich minimizes the resistance of
tbe air to be selected.
A use of the telephone, which is very
suggestive as pointing to future possibilities, is
reported in an English paper. The pansb clerk
in a Norfolk village, being prevented by rheu
matic gout from attending chnrcb, was pre
sented by tbe manager of the local telephone
company with a double telephone, which was
fixed from the church to tbe old man's cottage,
so that he and his wife could follow all the
services. The old man Is quite nnable to bold
anything, so tbe telephone is arranged so as to
fit against both his ears. He can hear any
thing In the church quite clearly, and if a book
is dropped or if any one coughs the sound Is as
distinctly heard as if he were in tbe building.
Springyille, Utah, is enjoying a genu
ine sensation over a wonderful musical clock
owned by Mrs. MartbaStevenson, of that place,
accounts of which have appeared in the Provo
papers. Mrs. Stevenson was met by a reporter,
who asked her if the statements in regard to
the clock were correct or whether it was alia
hoax. "It is no hoax," replied the lady, "and
tbe whole thing is unaccountable to me. I have
had the clock for seventeen years, and norer
suspected that It bad any musical tendencies
until November L On that day an enlarged
Jortraitofmyson Charles, who was killed by
ndians in Arizona, was hung in the room
where the clock was. Shortly afterward the
clock commenced playing of its own volition,
and has continued to do so ever since. It baa
been carefully examined by several persons,
and the question as to how the music Is pro
duced still remains a mystery."
AS YOU LIKE IT.
An Old Friend. Amateur Humorist
That's a pretty good Joke, now. Isn't It?
Weary Editor I used to think so, ten yean ago,
Farper "Why don't yon go to the work
house? Tramp Dey'll have ter Changs de name o' de
institution afore dey gits me inter it. Laiortnet
Practical. "I will die for you, my
darling," be exclaimed, passionately. "Will
you be my wife?"
"Get your life Insured before you die, and 1
guess It's a go," said shcSamercille Journal.
Little "Willie (at the table) I know
why you keep your coat buttoned np so tight.
Mr. Saintly (the parish clergyman) Why U It,
Little Willie 'Cause yon ain't got on any Test.
Clothier and Furnisher.
A Sensible Paradox. "Did yon make
any New Year's resolutions, old man?"
"Yes, I did."
"What were they?"
I resolved not to make any New Year's resola-
tlons." BomtrviUe Journal.
XX OLD KAK'S SATISFACTION.
When I was young and In my prime
I always had a roaring lime:
Though now I'm old and not so flip
1 maniirA tn retain mr grlDPC
eu lart Press.
too anxcH or it.
"We think, on tbe whole, that the Czar ,
Has gone Just a little too far - rjS
In packing bis grippe .
For this holiday trip
With s forty horse-power catarrh. . '
Boston Transcript, , -
Freddie (down hearted at the cool re
ception) Beslly. Miss Snell, I should think yos
Miss snell For wbat reason, sir?
Freddie They are having some trouble In freez
ing tbe Ice palace. Voa might help esout
Kearney enterprise. j
Tommy (at dinner, the new minister
being a guest) Yoa are quite a singer, I believe?.
New Minister Why, no. What makes you
tblnk so? '
Tommy Mother says that you stick to yourl
notes more closely than any man she ever heardv
before. Boston Herald. - .
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