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trj gwrTJii'ww- lwvpBjp-7 Hie Bi$paftj). ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, IS4S. Vol. .N, T8.-Entered mt Pittsburg Posto&lce, OTembcrli, ST, as eecond-clMS matter. Business Office Corner Srnitnfleld and Diamond Streets. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamon d Street FASTKKN AlvnrriSG OFFICE. ROOM II. TRIBUNE ISUII.D1NU. NEW YORK, where complete le of THK DISPATCH can always be tound. Foreign advertisers appreciate the con venience. Home advertisers aud iriends of THE DISPATCH. blle In ew York, are also made welcome. THE riJSPATCH U regularly en sale at Erentvno't. 5 Union Square. New l'orli, and" 17 A. de rQpe' a, J'aiis, Fiance, where anyone uho has been disappointed at a hotel news stand can obtain it. TERMS OF THE DKPATCn. rOFTACE THEE W THE UXTTED STATU. PAILT 1M6PATCH. One Year I J JO JJAII.T Dispatch, Per Quarter - Uailt DisrATcn. One .Month - " Daily Dispatch. Including Sunday, lyear. JO 00 Daily Dispatch, lncludlngfcunday.tm'ths tM Daily Dispatch. Including bandar, lm'th 80 fct.-j.DAY DisrATcn. One Year :K Weulv Dispatch. One ear la Tiie Daily DISPATCn Is delivered by camera at 15 cent, per week, or including Sunday edition, at 10 cents per week. PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. APR. 21, WBL SO ENCOURAGEMENT FOR RIOTERS. It seems the coke strikers have not prop erly learned the lesson that rioting will not be permitted. Yesterday the troubles in their worst form broke out again, and the laws once more were set at defiance. This is bad for the strikers. By such a course tbey have nothing to gain and everything to lose; and the sooner they realize the faot the bet ter. When they attempt to oppose the offi cers of the law with violence they take their lives in their hands, and if any are killed or iajuied the blame rests entirely on them. The statute? of the Commonwealth must be respected, and neither a real nor fancied grievance can mitigate the crime of violent opposition. By their actions the strikers are rapidly losing any sympathy the general public may entertain for them, and in the end, if they persist in their present conrse, will find themselves in prison as convicted criminals. The troubles yesterday bad one very dis agreeable feature peculiar to themselves. Hitherto the rioters have been men, the women contenting themselves with giving encouragement. But, becoming tired of inactivity, some of them attacked the Sheriff and were wounded. They deserve no sympathy. The fact that they were women does not in the least detract from the enormity of their offense. Bather their sex adds to it, and the Sheriff and his deputies cannot be criticised lor wounding them. Once again, for the benefit of the strikers, they may be told that the mob will not be tolerated. In any conflict that ensues be tween them and the officers of the law, the latter will be sustained by public opinion. If trie former make an attack they can ex pect to be shot down without compunction, and if the local officers are not sufficient to cope with them, the State militia will be pat into action. The disturbances have con tinued long enough, and patience has ceased to be a virtue. LABOR AND THE WORLD'S TATR, The one work in the country to-day that should not be hampered by a strike is the World's Fair. The time for the erection of buildings is so short that a strike of the leest magnitude cannot fail to have a seri ous effect on the big show. Notwithstand ing this, one of formidable proportions is sow on at Jackson Park, and at last ac counts was far from settlement. It is not the intention to say which side is in the wrong, bnt it is sufficient to know that about 1,000 laborers have suddenly quit work, and that until they return, or others are secured, nothing in the way of active preparation for the fair can be done. It does seem that both contractors and laborers are very short-sighted in allowing anv difference betweea them to delay the work. The fair will benefit labor and cap ital alike, and that a conflict should mar its ultimate success will be regretted when too late, JIutual concessions should be made and the trouble settled quickly, as neither side will receive support Irom the general public if it is not. To continue the strike will be ruinous to the contractors, and, even if they should win, the pecuniary gain will not balance the loss consequent on the waste of time. To the laborers tbe successful out come means little, for the work is not perma nent The contending parties should get to gether at cure and decide the dispute. The country is watching the affair with anxiety, as bnt little more foolishness on the part of the Chicago people will cause the whole matter to collapse. Since the beginning it has been qnarrel and delay, but not much more of either will he tolerated. Get down to work. CANADA'S OBJECT LESSON. Tbe Canadians are evidently very much alive to the benefits to be derived from canals. The largest deputation that ever visited Ottawa went there the other day to endeavor to induce the Government to take up the construction of tbe proposed Trent Valley Canal, which will connect Georgian Bay with Lake Ontario. It is worthy of record that Sir John Macdonald, replying to the deputation, said that the canal "must be built," hi words showiug an appreciation of tbe benefits of cheap nater transportation somewhat greater than is entertained by some people fn this country. The proposed canal will open up a large section of remark ablv rich country, and, considering its low cost, will undoubtedly prove a good invest ment. It is to be 107 miles long, and will cost but 55,000,000. The apparent discrep ancy between its length and estimated cost is explained by stating that it will be con structed on the lines of waterways and nu merous chains of small lakes now naturally navigable tor 1S8 miles. This leaves but fifty-eight miles to be excavated and im proved. Compare:! with the Lake Erie Ship Canal, the Canadi enterprise is small; but the benefits to b, derived from both are in strict proportion. Water transportation for heavy lreights means cheaper rates, whether in Canada or the United States; and if tbe former can afford to spend $5,000,000 for tbe transportation of a rather limited amount f freight, in view of the enormous quan .ltv handled in this section, we can assur edly afford to spend a larger sum in making a waterway between Pittsburg and Lake Erie. Everything points out not only the neces sity for the Erie Canal, bu tbe ease and comparative cheapness with which it can be constructed, and arguments to tbe contrary are not based on reason. The Trent Valley enterprise is but another link in the un- breakable chain of fact forced by The Dis patch to bold pnblio attention. XS THE BARON A SCAPEGOAT? The latent news concerning the contro versy started by the New Orleans lynching puts the Italian side of it in a new .light. It is now said that Baron Fin wrongly translated the first note transmitted to Sec retary Blaine, and asked for "punishment" when "judgment" was meant. The differ ence in meaning between tbe words is con siderable, and if the latter really was meant Italy's demand appears to be much more moderate than at first supposed. The Baron is also accused of exaggerating the general tone of Marquis di Budini's protest, and of an inability to comprehend the precise terms in which it was couched. If these allegations are troe, it can safely be stated that the Baron's career as a diplomat is ended for the verbal part of diplomacy i's as exact as any science, and altering & word in a communication between nations is al most a crime. This latest' phase of the matter may also explain why the Baron was recalled; show ing as it does that dissatisfaction with him, rather than with the United States, may have been the reason for ordering him back to Borne. Sbonld this prove the case, an amicable and early adjustment of differ ences may be reached. Apart from the foregoing, another idea suggests itself. It is that Italy did ask lor "punishment," but with the knowledge, rained from after events, has decided that the demand in its original state could not be enforced, and makes a scapegoat of the Baron by circulating the report that he was over-xealous in his conduct. This pats Italy in a bad light and strengthens the American position by showing that Mr. Blaine was right in refusing to consider the affair in the manner desired by Marquis di Budini. Viewed in any light, the accusations against tbe Baron appear ratber peculiar, coming as they do at such a late day. There was plenty of time after the transmission of the first note for the correction of the alleged errorij-and most people will be inclined to think that the deduction in which the re called diplomat figures as a scapegoat is the correct one. THAT SUPPOSITITIOUS LETTER. Postmaster Wanamaker should look to the mail service. Several very prominent men have been put to much inconvenience lately by not receiving letters alleged to have been sent them, and now the delegates to the National Bepublican League Con vention, which wound up its business in Cincinnati tbe other day, would like to know if a certain letter, supposed tobave been mailed, was delivered. Some of -them feel Tery certain that the letter was sent, Others think it was not. One thing, bow ever, is certain; it was not read in tbe con vention, and most likely the delegates will have to be content with that knowledge. Jnst what reasons existed for expecting a letter of unusual importance from Mr. Blaine are not very clear. Of course, he might have written that duty prevented his attendance, but much more he could not have put on paper and acted wisely. He knows well the false construction that both friends and enemies could easily put upon anything he might write, and therefore might be expected to be' csutious about expressing himself. He also has too high an appreciation of his position to put himself on record as antagonistic to the President, a thing which some of -his friends and all of his enemies wished him to do. It would appear, therefore, thathemay have contented himself with writing noth ing, hoping that the' certain ain of omission would not prove as dangerous as tbe possible sin of commission. Bnt if he did write, and the letter was not delivered, the postoffice must be to blame, tor nothing from his pen could be suppressed. As a colitioal mys tery, the affair ranks with the Watterson Hill episode. AN EARLIER CONTENTION. The proposition to hold the Bepublican National Convention in May of next year, instead of late in Jnne or early in Julyas heretofore, is rather sensible than otherwise. June or July, with the mercury trying to push its way through the top of the thermom eter, are ratber too warm for a convention which in itseir is always too hot for com fort. Between the heat of sun and the heat of political debate the conventions of the past have been so many ovens, in which many an aspirant has seen his political goose most thoroughly cooked. In fact, so great has been the caloric generated by the combination of sun and politics that many metaphorical fowls have been done brown before theirftwners had time to give them proper attention. This is too bad, and if a change to the earlier date will enable the cooks to give their birds proper attention, it should be made.. Seriously speaking, the holding of an earlier convention would be a good thing. It would give time for a proper discussion of issues, and enable the voters to judge .intel ligently from the arguments submitted them. If the Bepublican party has the faith it should have in its record, it will not be averse to commencing its campaign a month earlier than usual, while the added time cannot fail to be beneficial. The sub jects that will be before the country during the next Presidential battle are too important to be talked Over hastily. Calm and'eareful consideration of every question is needed, and it will not be denied that one of the best ways of securing such consideration is to hold the convention in May. PrrTSBUEO has every reason to be proud of her baseball club. It has only lost two championship frames so far this season, and really Is doing remarkably well. Qtvourse -it-has only engaged in two, but a little thing like that does not bother the players. Tbey feel so confident of. their ability to lose three ont of two if necessary, that they know they are quite safe from the wrath of disappointed enthusi asts so Ionic as only 100 per cent to-the bad is recorded. By continuing its present brilliant styloof play for a time, tbe club will do much toward making a fact o the possibility men tioned yesterday that its roemOers might be lieve in a bad beginning making a good end ing. But they must not carry their bad begin ning too far. Suppose for a change that they win to-diy's game. There Is only one thing to prevent their doing so, and that is lack of abil ity with which, however, it Is rather too early to charge them. i McKeespokt, which so lately becjame a city, shows that it has one of the chief require ments for tbe honor In a little difference of $25,000,000 between tbe real and assessed valua tion of property. Perhaps Senator Boblnson wants the Constitution changed so there will be no donbt about tbe question of drawing pay for two offices while filling one. The scarcity of sugar mentioned in the local columns need not cause liny alarm. A little thought will show that sneb a state of affairs was to be "expected soon after the crop in price: People who formerly bought It by the dollar's worth now purchase It In larger quanti ties, while those who bought it by the pound or two at a time now buy twenty ponnda at once. All this, of course, has the effect of making it THE scarce, but tbe market will soon adjust itself to the new conditions and all will be well. -BALLOT reform has received another set back In the Legislature. Some one seems de termined to try and wreck tbe Bepublican party in this good old Commonwealth. WOMRir whd organize mobs and disturb the peace in the coka regions mnst of necessity be treated just like men who do likewise. Some of the scientists seem- inclined to believe that Prof. Langley is Indulging in a" flight of fancy concerning serlat navigation. Those who know the Professor, however, mil treat his views seriously, and anxiously await further details of his air ship researches, out lined In yesterday's' Dispatch. Hat day will dawn on numerous unfin ished buildings in the two cities as well as any quantity of unfinished business In the Legisla ture, including the Dallot reform "bill. Tract seems bent on addiug insult to in jury In his unfortunate blunder at the expense of Commander Belter. Tais is a good ttoe to send tbe Health Board smellers through the alleys, courts and backyards of the thickly-settled sections and ascertain how much cleaning up Is necessary to ward off the diseases bred by dirt. One of the principals in the most recent French duel is the author of a comedy, and, considering the character of tbe modern per sonal combat, be was not ont of place. Pittsbubq starts off fifth in the race for the baseball flag. Bnt it's too soon to begin kicking. The average, female is not a good stone thrower, bat tbe Amazons of tbe coke regions can hurl brickbats with a precision and force that proves the only thing lacking to acquit o this manly art is practice. Ix'S an ill-wind that blows to our shores tbe ships that smuggle over the disease-breeding panper and jall-fllling criminal classes of Court-oursed European countries. Cleveland's cloud has taken a de cidedly silvery tint. The cable tolls seem to have knocked out Italy in tbe first round. Mr. Blaine evidently had that little land's weak point in mind when he dictated to bis typewriter that several thousand word note. PEBS0NAL POINTS, Jokai, the Hungarian novelist is a .millionaire. John L. Dt Beenill, Chicago's mil lionaire hardware man, was a French Canadian by birth. Jay Gould gets his name from Chief Justice JarT of New York. Mr. Gould's father was a country magistrate, whose admiration for the Chief Justice was unbounded. Edith Kingdom, who is now Mrs. George Gould, is prettier, rosier, and more be witching ly attractive than ever, and is tbe chief charm of tbe palatial borne she adorns. Samuel E. James, of Eittanning, Pa.,a veteran of the Two Hundred and Sixth Penn sylvania Volunteers, is the possessor of the key to tbe main door of the old Llbby Prison at Richmond. , HEifET Habt, one of New York's rail way and steamship magnates, is over SO, a bachelor, of small stature, rugged build, and is as active as a man of 30. He is said to be north overS50.000.000. ' Emfkess Fredebick may be German by marriage, habitation, and Association, bnt this does not close her eyes to tbe advantage of having tbe bulk of her fortune invested in English securities. Sib Charles Dilke is 48 years old. He Is a man of average height, with a long, brown beard and a deep voice. He is wealtby, cap able of hard literary work, a convincing speak er in Parliament, and a man of 'good" manners and excellent taste in dress. A THIHD PABTY SPEECH. Dr. Macune, the Father of the Sab-Treas-nry Scheme, Delivered It. Waco, Tex., April 23. Great Interest was manifested to-day in Alliance circles here over Dr. C W. Macune, father of tbe sub-Treasury scheme, at a meeting, to hear him unfold the doctrines of supplying men with legal tender. He read from manuscript a vindication of his actions in part, defending his management of the Texas Exchange, the National Alliance and Ibe campaign now in progress. He lully covered bis pet scheme, opposing the plan of Cleveland to pile np money in tbe Treasury. The afternoon was devoted to ad dresses by M. W. Wilkins. of Kansas, editor of tbe American Non-Conformist, His address was construed as a strict third party speech. DEATHS OF A DAT. Dr. J. B. Newbrongh. Dr. J. B. Newbroush, leader of the Shalam sect, died near Las Cruces,N.M., Wednes day, on ibe colony larm. Dr. Newbrough was at one time quite a noted spiritualist. Eight Tears ago he claimed to have been inspired to write a bible. Tbe book Is called 'Oaipe," and isacrudt, compilation of all known religious creeds. The ghalsm colonr was established seven years ago, audli backed financially by, A.M. Howlaud. a retired wool merchant of Boston. Several hundred thousand dollars Have already been spent on tbe place In Irrigation machinery and other Improve ments, 'file God or their Bible is called "Tae " The movements of tho colonists were directed by" Neworough, who claimed to receive his Instruc tions direct from -Tae." Judge G. D. Camden. Judge G. D. Camden, of Parkersbnrg, uncle ot ex-Senator Johnson N. Camden, died at Hot Springs, Ark., Wednesday, of grip aud pneumonia, aged 86 years. He was visiting the Hot Springs lor his health. Judge Camden was one of the most prominent Democrats In his State, being a member or the Legislature from 1883 to IMS and Circuit Judge from 16(3 to 1871 Obituary Notes. Karl UOELScnE, formerly editor of the Cologne Gazette, Is dead. Uev. John M. Williams, a well known local Welsh minister, died at Youngstown yesterday. LciGl Briokoll a baritone and a near relative of the famous tenor, died in Italy recently, aged M. . "William J. Fbyeh died "Wednesday In Albany at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Manning. HiciiAUD oimaey, one of the best-known trainers and Jockeys in Canada, died Wednesday at Toronto, aged Si years. TOSTMASTEII JOHX C. KIJTSET, of Hartford, died of pneumonia following an attack of fhe grip Ills age was 52 years. L.VKT. Dilliox died of grip at his home in Woods' Run early 'yesterday morning atthe age of 74 rears. He was the father of Teddy Dllllon, tbe bill player. ex-Mayor Besjamin Buckley, of faterson. died In the S4th yjar of bis age. -He was one of the Brat to manufacture cotton In this country. lie was twice elected Atate senator. William P. Joses. aged 76, father of General A. . Jones, died yesterday at Youngstown of old age. He was a pioneer of the Western Re serve, his parents going to that section when It was an unbroken forest. Harbt Ueebe; a violinist and orchestra leader well-known In the West, Is dead at his home In Ashland, Wis. He had been a professional musician from his 16th year. Since 1867 he had traveled principally In the West. lie was widely known In circus circles. Db. E. H.' Smith died at Richmond, Va., Wed nesday night. He was known throughout the South as surgeon of Chimborazo Eoaplsal in Kichmand during the war. He was Consul to Naples under the Administrations of Presidents Garfield and Arthur. UEOKOE P. S1IOOTE. a lawyer and poet,,dIed, Wednesday, at his home. 1'rescott, Ark., of ap oplexy, aged 60 years. He was a native of South Carolina, was at one time the law partner of ex Attorney General A. H. Garland aud at the time of his death was the law partner of Congressman T. C MeKae, of Arkansas, HaBrieoxJ. LlBBTdied at his' home In Port land. Me., Tuesday, aged 80 years. He was President of the First National Bank and or the Portland Railway Company and was concerned In manv other business enterprises. He was son of the Rev. El Us Llbby, the founder of the Mornxna Star, tbe organ of the Free Will Baptist denom ination. M u. Isabella Smith Cooped, the oldest gypsy woman In the country, died on Tuesday at the gypsy camp Just across the line between Hampden and Hampshire counties, in Massachusetts, near Holyoke. Hlie was born In England and was 95 yearsoldr She leaves a husband almost 95 years old, several culldren, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. PITTSBURG DISPATCH, COULD NOT INHERIT. Pathetic Case of a Laborer's Wife Who Was Left a Fortune Joy Over It Hade Her Insane She Dies In Extreme Poverty. 'BY DUNLAP'S CABLE COUrAKT.t London, April 23. A curious and pathetic case of hardship undergone by the possessor of a large fortnne and starvation resnlting in death in spite of it, was revealed this morning at tbe Inquest which was held by the Coroner for East London, who Instituted au Inquiry Into the death of Maria Spencer. Tbe deceased, who was 57 years of age. was the wife of a laborer, and, it appeared from tbe evidence, had been frequently ill during tho last two years, while her husband was often ont of work during that time. Tbey thus suffered a great deal of priyatlon, and on one occasion the de ceased actually bad to seek relief as an Inmate of, the local workhouse. Now comes the ro mantic part ot the story. A short time ago a distant relative, who had not seen her for years, died intestate, and Maria being the next of kin inherited tbe money. Tbe sudden joy at tbe news that sbe was wealthy, for tbe fortune which was coming to her was no less than 200,000, proved too much for her mental equilibrium and her brain be came affected. Tbe result of this was that she was unable to inherit, as the money could not be touched while she was in this state and her condition, therefore, could not be amellora.ed until she recovered her sanitv. She then experienced great poverty and hardship and on Monday last she became suddenly ill aud died. Thefortune she was to inherit, but which was of no use In procuring for her even tbe commonest neCes SArlesot life, will now go to a Bister, Denouncing tbe Priests. United Ireland, In a leading article, says: The time bas .arrived to say a few words con cerning the action of a certain Catholic clergy man. In certain country districts the priests are threatening their parishioners with the direst pains and penalties if they allow United Ireland across their thresholds. On Sunday. r April IB, a poor one-armed epileptic creature was soiling copies of the Freeman and united Ireland in the pnblio roajd outside Geevab chapel, Uonnty 81Igo, when the parish priest, tbe Rev. Peter Filan, ordered him off, telling bim if be caught him again be wonld kick him, and then tore down the contents bills from the trees by the roadside. Alter mass be addressed his congregation, saying: "I think it my duty to warn you against reading tbe Freeman'a Journal and United Ireland. These papers are managed by Freemasons. No Catholic can read them with out injury to his faith. If I catch that fool selling them again I will kick him from this to his own house." Another Bad Exposure. Again tbe public mind Is disturbed to a cer tain extent by tbe fact tbst' tbe Navy Depart ment has been tried and found wanting. The new Australian cruiser, illldura, was ordered to proceed to sea on Sunday for tbe purpose of an experimental cruise. A serious defect, however, has just been discovered in the sluice valves of her torpedo tubes, and, in conse-quence.-the previous instructions have been canceled and new orders Issued for her Imme diate return to Chatham dockyard for repairs, which will take at least a fortnight to make. A Cattleman's Appeal. In the Queen's Bench division yesterday, in the case of Elliott vs Osborne, the plafntlfl ap pealed against tbe Imposition of a fine for cruelty to animals, the point being whether an importer of cattle is liable for the condition in which a bullock was found, in consequence of neglect to unfasten a head-strap on board shin. It appears that Mr. Elliott receives large ship ments of cattle from America and attends per sonally to tbe business. The cattle are secured in pens with ropes from four to six feet long, and It frequently happens during the voyage, owing to tbe rocking of the vessel, that tbe bead-ropes scrape off tbe skin at the roots of horns and become imbedded In the flesh. As a rule tbe head-ropes are removed as soon as possible after tbe cattle are landed. The Dullock In question arrived on . Saturday and the bead-rope was not removed until tbe Monday following, when tbe inspector noticed tbe animal. Their lordships allowed tbe appeal to be taken. Hurlburt Atraid of Prosecution. It was stated at tbe time the Hurlburt trial was concluded that in all probability an action for perjury would be the outcome of the case, and the Attorney General to-day admitted, In answer to a question, that suoh a course is now under consideration. It is believed in many quarters ttrat Mr. Hurlburt got a bint of this, and in consequence determined to leave for America on, Saturday next. Notice of a Strike. Bome200 colliers employed by Messrs. Broml Iow. Foster A Co., at St. Helens. Lancashire, this morning sent a seven days' notice to the Arm to the effect that tbey would strike at the end of that time, in consequence of a dispute regarding tbe amount ot dirt sent up with the coal by tbe men. Clew to a Murder. A clew, it is thought, has been found to the ruystericfus murder that occurred at Matlock on March 28, when some person unknown shot nd killed Mrs. M. T. Morrell as she was sitting in her drawing room about 10 7. M., after her husband bad retired for tbe night. One side of Mrs. Morrell's face was blown away, and two panes of glass In tbe window were broken, al though no weapon was fonnd. This morning at Matlock Bath, two miles from there, a gun was discovered In tbe river Derwent, and tbe police believe that they finally hold a clew to the mystery. As Mr. and Mrs. Morrell were aged Quakers, taking no part in pnblio affairs and living In a very retired manner, the public are greatly puzzled to acconnt for tbe crime. Prince Victor Ordered Off. A dispatch from Paris says: Tbe Belgian Government, being desirous of keeping on good terms with France, has warned Prints Victor Napaleon that be mnst not be carrying on a political propaganda on Belgian soil against tbe French Government. In conse quence of tbl-i warning. Prmca Victor will Issue bis proposed manifesto from Geneva, in stead of Brussels. a Caught on Reading Stock. Tbe first meeting of tbe creditors under tbe proceedings in the failure of John Taylor it Co. will be held on April 29. The liabilities are esti mated at upward of 50,000. due to abnnt 100 creditors, and tbe assets at between 9,600 and 10,000." The firm attribute the failure mainly to losses on tbe stock of tbe Reading Railroad Compauy, wbich. during the past 12 months, amounted to 30.000. Appeals for His Children. A sensational story bas been revealed at Vienna by the kciion of Count Janco Bozkffy, tbe chief of one of the oldest Austrian families, ip applying to the press for aid in obtaining possession of his children, now in tbe bands of bis father-in-law, Prince Fuzzer Babenbausen, who holds them prisoners In Bavarian castles ag'alnst their will. The Count declares that be has exhausted all legal remedies in trvlng to capture his otfsprlnrr from tbe royal kidnaper, but Prince Fuzzer refuses to obey tho orders of the court. Chilean Rebels "Win Again. A cablegram from Chile states that an en gagement between tbe Government troops and the Congressional forces took place at Iqnique on the 19tb, iu which tbe latter weresuccessiul. The insurgents are concentrating their forces around Valparaiso with the view of compelling a surrender, but have Informed the foreign consuls that there will be. no bombardment. Should tbe Congressional party succeed in gaining possession of Chile's chief seaport, the" Insurrection would be virtually at an end. and the insurgents become the Government de facto. ' "Will Run for Parliament. It Is announced to-day that Major Jones, tbe United States Consul at Cardiff, will contest the borough of Carmarthen in the Liberal in terest at the next election. A Meeting Proves to Bo a Boomerang. A dispatch from Pans says: M. Camille Drey, f us, a member hf tbe Chamber of Deputies and editor of La Nation, wbo was some time ago almost killed by tbe Marquis Dimors in a duel, presided to-day at a meeting which he had organized. Two thousand of his constituents from tbe Twelfth arrondissment of tbe Depart ment of Seine were present. Tbe object of M. Dreyfus wa to refute tbe charges of blackmail brought against him uy M. Edmond Blanc, ot Monte Carlo. An uoroarons dU'cussiou, inter mixed with Incessant quarrels, clractenzed tbe first portion of the meeting. Kventually M. Dreyfus lost his temper, and jumping from the platform began to pummel one of the electors who bad been most prominent in interrupting him. A free tight, in which nearly everybody present joined, followed tbe onslaught. Tbe speakers1 platform was stormed by M. Drey fus,' constituents, and matters were made so lively for that gentleman that be was com pelled, in order to escape very rough handling, to make his way from the- hall by a window, followed by hooting, jeering and insulting remarks. - .,,.... After Mr. Dreyfus' undignified exit, tbe meeting was continued by bis constituents,who passed a resolution calling upon him to resign. M. Dreyfas w.is induced to call the meeting from wbich he ocaped with difficulty, by a Samuhlet issued March 6 by M. Blanc, In which eohargedM. Dreyfus with attempting black, mall tactics at Monte Carlo. M. Blanc claimed that be held in his possession a document in M. Dreyfus' handwriting, specifying bow tbe proceeds ot the journalistic campaign against Monte Carlo should be shared. FBIDAY, APRIL' 24, VETOED THE BILL. . Governor Pattison Disapproves the Police Disability Pund Measure. Governor Pattison, this morning, sent a mes sage to the House, vetoing tbe bill creating a f ana for aged' and disabled Pittsburgh and Allegheny policemen. In his message tbe Governor says: , "Tbe purpose.of this bill is to permit cities of tbe second class to apply certain revenue9, raised by taxation, licenses, costs, fines, penal ties and sales of city property, to the care, maintenance and relief of aged or disabled po licemen. Under the language of this bill, it Is left to tbe option of any city of the second class, whether or not it shall become subject to, its operation. I might with confidence rest mv objections upon the broacLground that, if snch a system of relief, care and maintenance is a proper one to be established by direction of the Legislature, it should bo extended to and imposed npon nor only all cities of the second class, bat all municipalities In tbe Common- wealth s "The judicial approval of special legislation lor cities oy ciassincatlon thereof is. neciarea by tbe Supreme Court to be grounded npon necessity alone. Repeated notes of warn ing to this effect have been sounded. "I have previously said, in filing objections to bills of this character, the fact whether a law is general or special, is tone determined by the force of its operating words at the time of tbe passage, and cannot be made to depend upon tbe happening of any such contingency as the desire or action of the Councils of a city or the act of a .Board of Connty Commissioners.. Passing by these considerations, however, it will be found that by the terms of. the act of June 14, IfeST, entitled 'An act In relation to the government ot cities of the second class,' pro vision already exists by which tbe objects of this" bill 'can be realized. It is to be found in section 15 of tbe act referred to: the City Coun cils are hereby empowered to provide by ordi nance a fnnd for tbe care, maintenance and re lief of aged or disabled policemen and firemen. So far as legislative authority can be granted or can be effective, or so far as tbe same Is needed, to enable cities of the. second class to provide for the relief of aged or disabled policemen, it has already been granted In this act. . "The precise manner in wbich that provision is to be made, the amount and kind of revenues to be applied to it, tbe manner of disbursing tbls fund, and the organization of the board to control it, are subjects for tbe exerclsa of that power of local self-government which It is im portant to preserve, as far as possible, to all the municipalities of tbe Commonwealth." "The Councils of cities of the second class being already empowered to provide by ordi nance for all purposes which this bill proposes to reach. I see no reason why the Legislature should undertake, to supplant tbe municipal powers or to substitute a legislative enactment for an ordinance of Councils. This is such an interference with and regulation of the affairs of cities as are not tolerated by the Constitu tion. Every city of the second class ought to bo left free to provide and control the fund contemplated by the act of 1887 In such manner" as may be best suited to its own local con ditions." GABHLELLE GREELEY A BBIDE. As tbe Wife of a Clergyman Her Works of Charity Will Bo Broadened. PMASANTViiM, N. Y", April 23. Miss Gabrlelle Greeley, daughter of tbe late H,orace Greeley, was married at 10 o'clock this morn ing to Rev. Frank Montrose Clendenm. at St. Jobn's Protestant Episcopal Church. Bev. B. T. Hall, rector of the cburcb, officiated. The church was crowded with well-knpwn people from New York and other cities, as well as with residents of Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Horace Greeley's old home, and tbe surround ing villages. There is probably no woman in Westchester county, young or old, who is more highly es teemed than tbe bride of to-day. Sbe has led a quiet and unostentatious life since the death of per father. Mucb,of her time has been de voted to doing good among all wbo needed ber aid, and sbe bas won tbe very appropriate title of tbe "Lady Abbess." She has been the patron saint of tbe sick and poor of Chappaqua. ttev. Thomas McKee Brown, of tbe Cburen of St, Mary the Virgin, of New York City, an in timate personal friend, gave, the bride away. The maid of honor was Miss Chamberlain, of New York. Rev. Alexander MaeMUlan. as sistant at St. Peter's Church, .pt "Westchester, ot which Mr. Clenaenin is rector, acted as best man. A WOHDEEETJL STOHE, A Perfect Likeness Discernible on Each Half When Broken. When Mr. Lougnton was Spanish Consul at Boston, says tbe St. Louis Hepublic, he was one day standing near where some ballast stones were being thrown overboard from a vessel that had recently arrived from a European seaport. Among the rubbish was a flint pebble, some what larger than a hen's egg, which, when it struck some of tbe larger stones, separated In the middle. Mr. Looghton stooped and picked up the two halves. On each half, in marks made by the natural growth of the stone, were two perfect human heads in profile, all of the outlines of features and bair being perfectly distinct, the natural portrait being mncb darker than the surround ing stone. The most surprising part of the whole Incident is the fact that, even though the two halves fit together exactly, one of the faces was clearly that of a mala, tbe other that of a female. Even the putting up of thebalrwas appro priate to the sex, yet in tbe stone they were face1 to face. SHEBMAN WAS NOT IMPBOVIDENT. The Aliases Sherman Will Accept the Tes timonial Gift, Though Well Off. Philadelphia, April 23. Lieutenant Thackara says that while Miss Elizabetb Sher. man and ber sister would accept the 1100,000 fund because it was to be given as a token ot the subscribers' love for General Sherman, the publication in tbe New York papers that Gen eral Sherman was an improvident man has caused the family much annoyance. Tbe fam ily says that General Sherman left sufficient means for bis inmarned daughters. Instead of being an improvident man, General Sher man was just the reverse. Tbe family feel deeply the obligation to state this fact. "General Sherman left a larger estate than his $40,000, residenc In New York, on which there is a mortgage of $7,500. He bad two bouses in St. Louis. These be be queathed to his two unmarried daughters. The Income from each of" these properties Amounts to 1700 or $SO0. He also owned prop erty In Illinois, which he left to bis son leccm seb.twbols now a member of the New York Bar. At the very lowest estimate." remarked Lieutenant Thackara, "Miss Elizabeth Sher man and ber sister and brother, -Tecumseb, wilt have an income of 3,000 a year." THE ILLINOIS SCHOOL PB0BLEM. Republicans and Democrats Each Have a BUI to Solve It. Springfield, III., April 23. The Demo cratic bill making radical changes In the com pulsory education law came up in the House this morning on second reading. It was amended so as to provide that all children be tween the ages of 7 and 11 years shall, for a period of at least 18 weeks in each year, attend a "public, private or parochial" school. A subitltute bill was introduced by the Re publicans, providing for a like attendance at Eublio schools unless it is shown that the child as attended for n like1 period some privaie school, has been otherwise lustrucced lathe common scbool branches or is In Mich mental or phjsical condition, as to make such attend ance inexpedient. It is provided that no school Shall be considered such unless the English language, reading and writing hall be taught therein, Itstlast provision Is to prevent ex clusive teaching in a foreign tongue. The proposed legislation was debated at great length. FE0ZEH MEAT FOB ENGLAND. A 82,000,000 Company Organized In jae hec Province: OTTAWA, April 21 E. F. Bender has organ ized a company whose abject Is the establish ment of abbattoirs at Three Rivers, Que., and the shipping of frozen meat to the English market, The promoters include General C. C. Dodge, and Benjamin Holmes', of New York. The capital stock is given tt 2,000,000. IN ABMED BEBELLION.. Newfoundland Plsherman Send 34 Armed " Schooners to pie Banks. MIQUELON, N. F., April 23. Forty New. toundland vessels which ran the blockade have arrived at St. Pierre with herrings. Tbe fisherman at Fortune Bay are in armed revolt and determined to resist to the bitter end. Thirty-four armed schooners have lett St, Pierre for the banks. A Chicago Taunt, Chicago News. With Mr. Potter Palmer backing Mrs. Potter Palmer and with nothing or nobody but St. Louis backing Miss Phoebo Cousins, tbe chances seem to be all in" favor ot the 'party of tbe first part. This experience ought to con vince Phoebe that it is n,ot good to.be alone. L89L A STRING 0FCITY BEADS. The Late Edward L. Bean An Hereditary Hotel Keeper With a BI Heart The West Is Sending Back Her Capital Amateurs Strike Ont Success In Sheri dan's Rivals. The' crape that fluUered on the door of the Hotel Anderson yesterday was but a tiny token or tbe great grief occasioned there by tbe news of Mr. Bean's death at far-away Savannah. Edward L. Bean waa one -of tbe best known of Pittsburg hotel men, and his success, won by a thorough knowledge-of tbe business, bard work and a hereditary predispo sition for hotel keeping, was quite remarkable. Mr. Bean was a Plttsburger to the core. He was born In Bayardstown in 1S43, and the old fashioned house where bis family lived at that timo Is still standing on Penn avenue. His father for a time conducted tbe national Hotel on Water street and then tbe Bed Lion Hotel on Sixth, street. In those days the National and tbe Red Lion were considerable, hotels and Important stations in tbe stage and river routes of travel from the East to tbe Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley, So young Ed ward Bean naturally had an early acquaintance with the hotel business. He did not take to It at first, however. The river captured him and he served a engineer on boats running between this city and New Orleans and St." Paul till about tbe close of tbe war, when, with Captain McKinnie, he started in as mine host in a hotel at Fort Wayne. From there be went to tbe St. Cloud In PhKadelphta, which he conducted with great success from 1873 to 1S85. In tne latter year be once more joined bands' with Captain McKinnie, and leased tbe Hotel An derson, It is not unfairto bis associates to say that tbe Anderson's prosperity is largely the result of his efforts and ability. A Born Hotel Keeper. Mr. Bean has been in poor health" for some time, and when he went South be realized tbat bis condition was precarious. Nevertheless his death was a good deal of a surprise to bis lricnas here. Mrs. McKinnie, wbo Is his sister, and his brother, George Bean, of Chicago, had been with him for the last six weeks, and were .about to bring him nortb by easy stages to Philadelphia, when be finally sank and die Mr. Bean was a bachelor. His quiet habits and somewbat reserved manner kept bim from forming tbe promiscuous ac quaintance that so many bonlfaces acquire, bat be bad many warm friends aud I know buw big bis heart was. Of bis business he-had a com plete mastery down to tbe smallest details, and In hotel managementas in some other things it is tbe small matters that count most, and over these Mr. Bean kept the closest watch. His early experience on tbe river also was of value to him in tbe mechanical department of an hotel. Captain McKinnie, who was warmly attached to his partner, also came from the river, by the way, and tbey both no doubt found tbe knowledge of humanity that a life on the water, be it salt or fresh, brings ot help to them in catering to the dear public. Sir. Bean's Big Heart. If yon have frequented ttbe Anderson at all you mnst have noticed a qnlet man of medium height and smooth shaven face who nearly al ways stood in some corner of tbe lobby or near the desk, evidently observing olosely all tbat went on around bim. That was Mr. Bean. I don't believe a man in genuine distress ever ap proached Mr. Bean for assistance in vain. It is well known tbat hnndreds ot hard-up, em barrassed, and" generally miserable mortals have been succored hv Mr. Bean. All Mr. Bean was particular to know before, ne oougu& a raiiroau iickos iur a man or gave bim a day or two's board and lodging was tbat be was being told tbe truth. When a tale ot woe bad been poured into his ear bis usual query was, accompanied with a searching glance: "Are you telling me the truth T I can's stand lying." For example, a drummer who had squan dered bis substance, and possibly some of bis firm's, in riotons living, came to Mr. Bean one day and begged for a loan. Tbe story seemed straight and Mr. Bean was about to grant the request, when I suppose be detected something suspicious, for be said sharply: "You've been drinking this morning." Tbe petitioner denied the Impeachment pro fusely, whereupon Mr. Bean coolly dismissed him without more ado and these words: "I can smell liquor on yonr breath and it you'd lie about one thing 1 can trust you about nothing." But be helped more than be sent away, and his generous heart and open band will be missed often and deeply by a host of people. Coming Back to Pittsburg. The advice "go West young man" was good enough when Greeley uttired It, bnt he would be somewbat astonished If he knew bow many Western men come back to the East when they have accumulated a little money to go into business here. A real estate and business broker said to me yesterday: "I bave bad more commissions from Western men to get tbem stores and mercantile enterprises In Pittsburg than I nave been able to filL For Instance to-day a Western Iowa man writes to me to get him an Interest of a certain size in some good grocery or general store in or about Pittsburg; and two brothers from Maukato. Minn., are equally anxious to get hold ot a tolerably large truck farm in Allegheny county. The former Is an old Plttsburger wbo is home sick, I guess, but tbe other two are, as far as I know. Western farmers, who bave be'en Im pressed with the possibilities ot truck farming in tbe neighborhood of a great manufacturing city. It is a fact that Western capital, strange though it may seem, and contrary to tbe rule as we bave known it for many years, Is to a con siderable extent seeking investment in Pitts burg and tbe adjoining territory." The Rivals, by Amateurs, Amateurs in all tbe arts never fall for lack of daring. And it was somewhat audaclons for a little band of amateur actors in Allegheny to choose Sheridan's classio "The Rivals" for the amusement of their friends in Mrs. John Hawortb's stately residence on Stockton ave nue last night. But they were certainly justi fied for tbey bandied tbe drama with unusual ability and kept the audience really and truly in constant merriment tbe evening through. Tbey stuck to Sheridan's. text pretty f it tb fully and consequently tbe play occupied more time than If they had used Joe lefferson's version, which some unkind wit has said reminded bim of Buchanan Read's poem: "With Sheridan Twenty Miles Away," The stage copied one end of the large draw ing room, and was tastefully draped and unusually well lighted. The scenery was quite adequate: tbe most ambitions sets being a street in Bath and tbe King's Mead Fields. The full cast was as follows: Sir Anthony Absolute, Mr. James Verner Scaife; Captain Jack Absolute, Mr. Sylvester Harry Scovel; Faulkland,ilr. George McFarlane Gait; .4cre, Mr. Riddle Dewburst Hawortb; Sir Lucius O'Ti igger, Mr. Oliver Perry Scaife, Jr.; Fag, Mr. Frederick William Albree; jjavid. Mr. George McFarlane Gait: Jliri. JJalaprop. Miss Price; Julia 'JitlvilU, Miss .Rankin; Lydia Languish, Miss Hawortb; Lucy. Miss Young. The programmes, by tbe way, were very prettily printed on blue paper, with a gold-title and ribbon. Artlstio Audacity Rewarded. Almost everyone ot tbe actors gave evidence of having studied tbe superb performance of "The Rivals." recently given in this city by tbe Jeiferson-Flurence company, and consequently the by-plays and business, tbe facial expres sion, and general deportment of tbe performers showed far more artlstio sense than we look tor usually in amateurs. Especially noteworthy and very amusing was tbe acting of Mr. R. D. Hawortb. as Sob Acres. Mr. Hawortb. bas undoubted talent in comedy and be could not bave done- better tban to copy with rare faithfulness as he did the greatest Sob Acres tbe world has ever seen, which Mr. Jefferson has created. Even to the almost trivial motions and accent Mr. Hawortb reproduced Mr. Jefferson at times, and alto gether bis work was exceedingly clever. Miss Price made Mrs. Malaprop very amusing, bat ?erbaps looked a little too comely and youthful or that grim old "sbe dragon." Lydia Lan guish was capitally given by Miss Hawortb, who maintained naturalness and roman tio enthusiasm all through the play. Tho scene where she meets Beverly- as she thinks under Jlrs. Malaprop's nose was par ticularly true to nature, and Miss Hawortb, with her associates, won great applause. .She was fortunate, too. In having snch a lianasome, graceful, nonchalant Jack Absolute as Mr. S. H. Scovel furnished, and in tbe scene before alluded to Mr. Scovel simulated tbo ardor of a lover very spiritedly. The brogue of Sir Lucius Of Trigger was carefully preserved with a generally good Idea ot tbe character by Mr. O. P. Scaife, Jr., and Mr. Gait, wbo assumed two roles, was very effective in tbe by no means easy character of David, The Lucy of Miss Young and tbe Fag of Mr. Albree were both bright id lively, and Mr. James V. Scaife was positive and impressive asi'lr An hony Ab solute. Ibe costuming of all tbe characters was on a par with other elements ut the pro duction, artlstio and very pleasing to tbe eye. Taking it all in all, Mrs. Hawortb's guests bave good reason to be grateful to tbese valiant young actors of "Tne Rivals." A LITTLE BAW BUT EEHOIENT. The Paris Garrison Tested as to Its Readi ness for a Campaign. PAEI3, April 23. General Banssler to-day re viewed the Paris garrison, numbering 10,000 men, in order to test its readiness for a Cain- Pal-n- Some rawness was observed among tbe cav alry, which la attributed to recent recruitiog, but tbe general promptitude of tbe men was such that a German officer wbo witnessed tbe review remarked that, even if there was a little pipe clay among thtm. tbey sbowed a striking Jjb ciency. , - SWEETS OP SOCIETY. Pleasures, Past and Prospective, In Social Circles ot the Two Cities. Never before bas the Pittsburg Club Theater "been graced by as pretty an entertainment was given there last evening by tbelpupllsof 'Mrs. Rebecca Boardman; and seldom, if ever, bas It encompassed an audience of more refine ment tban that wbich witnessed tbe entertain ment. The performance was very j ustly called esthetic, as everything about it, from the young ladles to their poses and costumes, was of tbe blgbest aesthetic attainment. Tbe pro gramme consisted principally of Delsane exercises ana tableaux, varied slightly with musical and recitative numbers. Tbe young ladles were all gowned in pure while, which gracefully outlined the forma and fell in classical folds with each pose. Tbe prettiest number on tbe programme was doubtless tbe Grecian dance, in which the entire class joined. Another number, little Sara and Paul Board man were tbe recipients of an ovation at tbe conclusion of their minuet, in which Sara re lated Grandma's recollections of the stately dance and they both illustrated It. Miss Irene Sample contributed to tbe enter tainment with a vocal solo, "Come to Me," and Mr. F. P. Smith did likewise with several solos. "Tbe Boman Girl's Confession," recited by Mrs. Boardman; was a dramatic incident of tba evening. The stndy In attitude, by tbe class, was rapturously pretty and presented In three parts, consisting of: First part Supplication; entreaty: divine supplication; resignation, and submission. Part sec ondHome happiness. Fart third Leaving home; in sight of home; heavenly home. The statue scene was very picturesque, and consisted of representations ofPerdlta, Sorrow, Pleasure, Minerva and Mischief. la tbe Delsarte movements the following were given: Harmonlo poise, breathing exer cise, waist movement, opposition of head and arms, reaching and pusbtng. retiring step, at traction, repulsion; normal attitudes, viz., repose, respect and indecision; concentric atti tudes, viz., reflection, griet and defiance; eccen trio attitudes, viz., animation, suspense and vehemence, fail of dying gladiator. Tbe young ladles who took part In the exer cises of tbe evening were Misses May Moor bead, Florence Tapper, Lula Boardman, Bebe Boardman, Jessie Michales. Estelle Oxley, Sarah Harbison, Agnes Patterson, Carrie Wil belm. Rita Stevens, Sara Boardman. Paul Boardman. Linda Boardman, and Mamie Saw yer, accompanist. The first wedding ceremony performed by Chancellor Holland, though not by any means tbe first performed by Rev. W. J. Holland, waa tbat which united Miss Maty B. Johnston, daughter of Mr. F. S. Johnston, and Mr. Y. F. Davidson, at S o'clockiast evening. Tbe wed ding was celebrated at the pretty Bellefleld borne ot the bride and was elegant in every de tail. Tbe invitations were limited to tbe fam ily connections and intimate friends, necessarily so, as tbey alone were sufficient to throng tbe spacious apartments of the Johnston residence. The bride, wbo is winning and engaging, and enjovs exceeding popularity among Bellefleld circles was, -'for ber nuptials, clad in a white faille francaise wedding gown, fashioned en train and decollete. Her Douqaet was of roses and valley lilies. Little Blanche Johnson, as a flower girl, dressed In a simple Kate Greenaway costume and carrying a basket of roses and lilies, attended ber sister. Mr. Harry Johnston, a brother of tbe bride, officiated as , best man while Mr. -Davidson became bis brother-in-law. Mr. David son is ot the firm of Davidson & Co., Federal street, and a prominent yonng business man. After tbe ceremony tbe company repaired to the dining ball, wbers a sumptuous repast was served by Luther. Upon tbe return from their nuptial Journey Mr. and Mrs. Davidson will occupy a charming home In Beliefield. It has long been an acknowledged fact that tbe excellent bread furnished by tbe Woman's Exchange is a strong Incentive for yonng peo ple of this city to marry and go to' housekeep ing, and tbe jellies, preserves and salads fur nished at the. same place are reinforcements to the incentive. A dellclously tantalizing ex hibition of tbese dainties was made for tbe reception yesterday at tbe Exchange, and attracted far more attention than did the painting and - needle work. Tbe latter, however, did not suffer for attention as guests literally thronged tbe apartments tbrongbout the day, coming for lunch and spending tbe afternoon as it were. The Reception Committee, , consisting of a number of tbe board of managers and officers, were kept busy accepting and acknowledging the compliments showered upon the roims, which have lately received a thorough remod eling and refurnishing, and which were further adorned with spring blossoms, apple, peach and cherry, tbat mingled tbeir fragrance with tbe dainty perfume of tbe fancy room and the de licious odor of tbe cake department. Tbe luncheon room did a big business and tbe sales for the day were heavy, though not such as would warrant the Exchange In retiring from future business. AJ? informal reception was tendered Miss Sybil Carter, a distinguished mlssionaary who has lately returned, 1 roxa- China, and Japan, aa tbe St. Andrew's Church parlors yesterday afternoon. The lady was tbe recipient of con siderable social attentlon.promnted by ber own graclousness and intelligence and by tbe repu tation she so justly bas of being a wonderfully clever woman and a remarkably successful missionary. Preceding tbe reception, which had as an attribute a delicious collation. Mis Carter delivered a charming and earnest talk upon missionary work. Sbe did not confine herself to experiences in China and Japan, bnt came nearer borne in interesting reminiscences of last summer's stay among tbe Dakota Indians. Christianity, according to Miss Carter, is the solving of tbe Indian question and tbe salva tion of tbe race. It Is accomplishing wonders among the savages, the greatest ot all being personal cleanliness, and next to tbat industry. Sliss Carter is enthusiastic regarding the work In China and Japan, as indeed sbe is concern ing all missionary work. She will talk this evening in Trinity chapel. Alt Important event In the life of Miss Jessie Fulton, the youngest daughter of tbe late John Fulton, and in tbe existence of Mr. Will lam Mulrhead, as well, was their marriage last evening at tbe residence of tbe bride. But few witnessed tbe ceremony, though many wish the young couple unlimited happiness ana prosperity. The bride Is a member ot a long established Allegheny family, a charming young lady and a thorough business woman as well, sbe having for some years past held the position of bookkeeper in a large Allegheny business house. In a pretty spring traveling costume, with stylish chaneau. Miss Fulton presented an at tractive appearance, and tbe ceremony, as per formed by Rev. Dr. Richardson, was impressive and full of sentiment. Mr. Mulrhead is a promising young electrician of Allegheny, and with his bride, after the wedding, will reside with his parents on Jackson street until the completion of a new.home which is building on the same street. Enr.ADINO SPEER, professor of physics in the Pittsburg High School, lectured last even ing In the rooms of the Pennsylvania Railroad Department, Y. M. C. A. on Twenty-eighth street. The subject was "Ibe Moon." and with the assistance of a magic lantern the aud ience became quite laralliar with this ratber distant planet and could detect upon its sur face all Its mountain ranges, volcanoes and plains. Rev. Fatukii Gallagher was excessively pnsy for a brief space Of time at high mass yesterday. He had a double wedding on bands, and In bis usual happily impressive manner united Miss Ella Shannon and Mr. Anthony Kunkler. both Of Twentieth street.'and Miss Mollie O'Donnell and Mr. Frank Bnrkley. of Tenth street. The weddings took place in St. John's Catholic Church. Social Chatter. The Allegro Clnb gave a reception hop last evening, at Braun's Academy. The Newport Club will give Its first reoep tlon at Braun's Dancing-Academy to-night. Miss Emma Bakchfii-ld was married last evening to E. C. Wilds, the Penn avenue busi ness man. , Rev. J. A. Baixanty-s-e lectured last even ing on "Glimpses Abroad," lu tbe Bingham Street M. E. Church. Dr. J. S. Waltbes, of Sbadv avenue, bas recovered sufficiently from his recent illness to depart fur Atlantic ity. Mrs. James O'Coicxor and Master Harry, of Sneridau stat 0 , are in PhlIadelpbia,wbero they ill remain until May 15. The Penn avenue Newport Club desires it understood tbat it is not their organization tbat gives the reception this evening. The Art Musicale met at the residence of Prof. Salmon last evening. The star of the eveninewas Miss Blanche Kewcomb, tbe tal ented vlolinM. A Scotch llterarvand musical entertain ment was held in tbe Seventh U. f. Church last evening under tbo auspices of the choir. Tbe proceeds will be devoted to the church. " The Birmingham Club, of No. 83 South Twelttb street, hut night entertained tbe members ot tbe Eureka Clnb. Seven-up was tbe principal amusement. A fine supper was served. - The King's Bons of tbe Emory M. E. Church, gave a flag and slate drill at Liberty Rink, last evening, tor the benefit of tbe new Deaconess' Home. Tbe performance will be repeated tbls evening. THE Select Knights Band will give a concert to-morrow mgbt at Old City Hall, tbe proceeds to go toward paying for now uniforms and In struments, toroplace tbe one lost in the receut fire at tbe Sonihslde market bouse. E. S. bULLiVAN, manager ot the Pittsburg Amusement Lyceum, aim a number of dra matic and lyric artists, will give a parlor enter tainment at the Lotus Club rooms this evening. Dr.-E. a. Wood will make the address of wel ..come. CURIOUS C0NDES1UT10N& There is on exhibition in St Augustine, Fla, an alligator with three eyes. Bells were cast near Warwick, Chester county. Pa., in 1757, one of which is in Inde pendence Hall, Philadelphia. A simple-minded colored jailor released two prisoners at Williamsburg. Va tne other day because tbey wished to visit their counsel, Tbey did not return. A qneerly matched pair have just been married in Webster township, la. The groom weighs exactly 103 pounds. The bride is a feather-weight of only 85 pounds. , Oil township, Perry county, Ind., em braces about 72 square miles in its limits, and there Is only one place (a drugstore), within its boundaries where whisky can be purchased. There is at a hotel in Chicago a man from Northern Michigan who wishes to buy a whole town ready built. He wants to be bead of the place and bave his word accepted as law. A New York dade was sitting in a street car recently making eyes at a pretty girl and sacking the head of his cane, when it came off, slipped partly down his throat and almost strangled him. In London a comparatively new work engaged in by women is tbat of lady factotums. For Instance, if a lady is delicate and unfit for domestlo cares the lady factotum fulfills all the managerial duties, being regarded as de facto mistress of the mansion. An ignorant and demented man recently composed, by tbe aid of a printed alphabet; series of words made of letters selected at ran dom. This strange epistle found Its way int tbe bands of a prominent V olapuk scholar, who promptly translated all the words except one. Two "experts" swore in the City Court, New York, yesterday tbat they had seen bones with green tails. A lithographer had made a picture in which one of the horses bad a green tall and the customer refused to pay. But green tails won tbe day and tbe lithographer won tbe rait. The sexton of Salem Evangelical 'Church, at Mlllersburg, Pa., Is within four months of being 100 years old. It is said. Not withstanding nls great age be attends to bis duties conscientiously, keeps the church build ing in good order, rings the beil regularly and superintends the care of the grounds. The lepers of India have a special pat ron saint PIr Jahanyan to whose shrine, near the town of Mnzaffargarb, in Sindb, the annual pilgrimages are made. After offering innumer able prayers, tbe pilgrims smear themselves with lampblack, and the natives declare thas cures often resnlt from this simple treatment. In 1871 Japan had only 46 ships of Eu ropean construction; now sbe bas L420. The number of pieces bandied by the Japanese mall service swelled from 81.000,000 in 1869 to 150.000,- 000 in 1883. There are now 27,923 educational institutions, with 69,032 teachers and 3,050.533 students, against 12.597 Institutions, 27,000 teachers and 1,300,000 students In 1373. A lady applied to the Magistrate at Hlgngate recently for aid In preventing a gen tleman from looking at ber. The parties bad bean concerned In legal proceedings and bound over to keep tbe peace. 8ince then, tbe appli cant said, be had constantly stared at ber. She was greatly dissatisfied on being told tbat a summons could not be granted for this. The expedition sent ont by the Vienna Academy of Science to explore tbe Mediter ranean fonnd its greatest depth to be something v over two and a qnarter miles, between Molls, and Cerigo. On tbe African coast, where the water is clearer, white metal plates could be seen at a depth or 144 feer. Sensitive plates were acted upon by the light at a depth ot over 1.6C0 feet. The German Government has just fur nished Its female telephone operators with uni forms, which are described as picturesque and becoming. Tbe summer waist is made of soma light woolen stn ff. striped in white and blue, while tho winterjacket is ot fine tricot cloth of postilion blue. The waists have a collar, breast revers and cuffs, bound in red, and they are very natty Mid attractive. While hunting on tbe Arroyo Beeo, Cal last Saturday a boy aged 13 came across a wolf with six whelos. Before the boy could ui his rifle she attacked bim. He was alone, and knew bistife depended on bis standing to the racket like a man. Using bis rifle as a elub tbe boy faced tbe savage beast and beat Its brains out. He received some severs bites and the stock of tbe rifle was toll of splinters. Tbe other day it was discovered by a lady of Landlsburg that a pin. needle, or some other sharp-painted instrument was imbedded In the muscles of tbe abdomen of her year-old child. Alter an examination it waa found. tha& the only way to extract the same was to cot down upon it. which was done after etherizing the child. It proved to be a needle three Inches in length. No one can tell how It got there. The Mayor of a small town in Alabama was very anxious to catch a slick confidence man who bad been victimizing the citizens. Tbe other morning be gave bis officers strict orders to he on the watch for the fellow. About an hour after tba force bad left, a eentlemanly stranger entered tbs Mayor's office, got the Magistrate Interested and swindled him out of 3125. Now tbe people ot tbe town want the Mayor to resign. A Georgia man has quite an ancient piece ot cutlery, a pocket knife of the barlow variety, with the date "1700" Inscribed in plain figures on tbe side of the blade. This monu ment to the Sheffield Cutlery Works was ex humed at a point near Dubois, that State, not Ions since. Tho wear and tear of ages bave tapered the blade to a keen point, but we think It may yet remain In tbe land ot edged tools to celebrate" Its, second centennial nine years hence. An Antelope connty, Neb., woman se cured a diroree at Nellgh the other day on the ground of harsh treatment, bad temper, etc The lady had bnt one witness, and she was s voung woman who had lived with tbe couple for nine years. Sbe cave evidence as to the husband's bad disposition and ungovernable temper, and In less than 24 hours after tbe di vorce was granted tbe divorced man and this witness against him-were made one for better or for worse. A sawmill man of Dooly county. Gs., noticed that one of bis oxen bad received a blow on one ot its horns that knocked it down a little lower tban tbe other. The teamster stoutly denied it. bnt since that time the horn babeen growing gradually downward natil now tbe tip end touobes bis cheek. The born does not. seem to be any more loose tban tbe other, still It has grown, and continues to grow, downward. It bas already reached an nnusnat length, and presents a curious appearance. At Madison, Ga., in 1847, while a hotel was in conrse ot erection tbe owner, still a res ident of that city, put three bottles ot liquor lu tbree of tbe pillars In front of tbe structure. A few flars ago, after the burning of tbe hotel, the man who now owns the property had hands dig into tbe pillars and found two ot the long hidden bottles safe and sound, and mellow with atre one of tbem containing rum and another peach bandy. He has donated tbese two treas ures ot antiquity to the Madison Home Guards, and they will be raffled off. Tbe liquor being 43 years old is quite a onnoslty. Some two weeks ago a lady living near Mononzabela City missed a favorite Cochin rooster, and. thinking tbat some one bad stolen it. sbe purchased another. One evening about two weeks later sbe went out to lock tbe coop, and, seeing a box near tba coop, determined first to nut It by to dry, that it might be used when occasion required. On picking up tbe box sbe was surprised to find the lost rooster, for Sir Chanticleer stepped out as gayiy as If he bad lived on corn by the bnshel. The chicken hart not had one grain of food for It days. HebacL&een picking bis way through an old celery trench, and stepplne on the box, it had overtilted and Imprisoned him, ilka GInevra in tho chest. OPALESCENT ODDITIES.' Wing I hear "Wigjry I ok tcter now. yiies-Yes: be exhibits a drove of edneated plrs. Sew Xork Herald. Sanso He is not rich, and yet he makes a great 'deal more money than be spends. Bodd-How can that be? Sanso He works In the United States Mint.- Sarper's JSasar. SE MINIMIS. So small are her feet the glassy shoe. Of Cinderella would hold the two. j So IlKht are her hands, they could untie The spider's tremulous tapestry. And her heart Is both so light and small Tbat It Is hardly a heart at all. -St. James Qaittt. "I thonght you were fond of conun drams?" oh, no;I gave them up long ago." Puet. The plumber is alleged to have his robbin' wits, but he dlllers from the robin In this; the rubln pl',.e Ms lays, the plumber lays his pipes. hoston Courier, Toothpick Charley Well, Spider, how goes it! Spider-Fine; why whin I first went on the read 1 hadn't rag on my back. Now look at me. Pat . all rags. Life. y j i-.