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THE JTTTSBTOQ- "r:DOTATCH, TUESDAY; SlAT B, '"Igofc'
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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY. MAY 5, 1SJ.'.
THE GAS PROsPECT.
The meeting of the Philadelphia Com
pany, while containing especial interest to
the shareholders in the earnings and pros
pect for continued dividends. Trill attract at
tention in its bearing on the luture supply
of gas. On the first point, the report of net
earnings exceeding 1,100,000 is a good
showing; hut it presents the usual feature of
the surplus largely offset by expenditures in
extending lines and driiliug wells.
On the subject of the duration of gas, are
ported declaration irom Mr. Westinghouse
is that a supply can be relied upon for the
aext six years, and that when the natural
article gives out the company will at once
supply through its existing plant artificial
gas for heating purposes. This would be a
very comfortable Outlook if in connection
therewith it did not contemplate an advance
in price to "20. 30, 40, DO and
even 60 cents per thousand." The pros
pect of gas at "prices which make it only
an article of luxurj is not a subject of
especial popular interes;. That g.-u in one
form or another can always be obtained by
those willing lo pay fancy prices for the
privillegc can be taken as a matter of
course. Bat the hope that gas will be
abundant at such a price that common peo
ple can afford it docs not seem very encour
aging. For those who can afford to invest
money in gas-saving appliances the present
price and perhaps a little higher, is more
economical, when labor and cleanliness are
considered, than coal. But gas above 25
cents per thousand would be an article of
luxury beyond the reach of the vast hulk
ot Pi'tsburg's population.
Unless, therefore, nature shows a more
encouraging record and turns up with a
fresh gas supply, it looks as if the bulk of
Pittsbutg's consumers must make up their
minds to the full resumption of coal. In
that case we should address ourselves to the
encouragement of devices for preventing the
waste ot one-third that fuel in smoke.
DELAWARE'S BALLOT REFORM.
Delaware is moving to put herself in the
ballot reform column with a bill prepared
by one of the Democratic leaders of the
Legislature. It is noticeable that the meas
ure adopts less of the form of the Australian
ballot than any other measure. Its principal
provisions for secrecy of the ballot are ex
clusion of every one except two party chal
lengers and the judges from the vicinity of
the polls, a private room or booth for the
voter to prepare or select his ballot, and the
pilnting not of a single official ballot, but of
separate party ballots, at the public ex
pense. These arc not allowed to get outside
the polls, but the voter is given one for each
party, anil after selecting one he is to return
the other, to be deposited in a box for un
used ballots.
It is one of the peculiar feitures of this
measure that it aoes not coatcmolate the ex
istence of more than the two regular parties.
Two challengers are permitted, one for each
party, and the summary of the bill plainly
indicates that when the voter has selected
one party ballot he will have but one unused
ballot to return. Delaware legislation evi
dently does not consider it worth while to
take into consideration any such develop
ment of politics ss third parties. Ballot re
form which makes no provision for the pos
sible desire of some eccentric voter to cast an
independent ballot may do very well for
Delaware,' but it hardly fulfills the require
ment for other States.
THE CO VERSION or Itlb.MARCK.
The immense difference it makes in a
man's political views whether he is on the
inside or the outside has been illustrated
Tery markedly in our own politics. But
we hae never had a more striking example
;han in the contrast between Bismarck, the
head of the Government, and Bismarck, the
member of the Reichstag in opposition to
the Government.
There are other peculiar features to the
election which has resulted in sending the
old Chancellor into the German Parliament
after a contest which is, to say the least, less
complimentary than his expectations. The
spectacle of the German Government using
all its influence in favor of a Socialist can
didate in preference to the election of the
statesman who created the Umpire is the
supreme illustration of the proveib that
politics make strange bedfellows. Never
theless, the right-about-face of the
veteran himself is the most notable
feature of the affair. For a generation
the man of blood and iron has been the ex
ponent of the theory that Ministers of the
Empire are accountable only to the Em
peror; that the man who, having held office,
presumes to criticize or oppose the policy of
the Government, is an offcudei liable to such
punishment as he dealt out to Falk and
Prettkamirer, and that opposition in Par
liament cannot possibly be made consistent
with loyalty to the Government.
But since the old statesman has found that
a rather nngrjtelul Government can get
along without him, there is a complete re
versal of hU ideas. The place for the' states
man who has been turned out of office is in
the opposition, where he can call the Min
isters to account lor their acts. The mature
decision of Bismarck's sageit years is that
he fully adopts the Anglo-Saxon parlia
mentary ideas. He determines that be can
be loyal and yet lead the opposition in 'the
parliamentary body as easily as Mr. Glad
stone. After a lifetime of opposition to the
gysicm of restraining the Government by
representative criticism Bismarck appears
on the stage as one of the representative
.critics, fully convinced of the utility of the
" representative system. .. - -,
i It sot less iastructire tban-anusinr,
It is s demonstration of how the lifelong
advocate of absolute and irresponsible Got-"
eminent can be convinced of hit mlstake'by"
the fortune of getting on the outside. But
it must be said that there are few instances
on record in which that process worked so
thorough a conversion as in Bismarck's case.
THE MICHIGAN IDEA.
The tendency toward elections by the
people has been illustrated by recent de
mands for the popular election of Senators.
The "Washington Star credits that tendency
with the change in the election of Presiden
tal electors adopted in Michigan. vWe can
hardly credit that step to any more exalted
motive than the desire to obtain a party ad
vantage. The idea of popular election of the Presi
dent has had practical effect for many
years, with the popular will somewhat
hampered by the retention of the original
machinery, which delegates that duty to
chosen representatives of the people. The
change in Michigan, which elects represen
tative electors by Congressional districts
and apportions the electors-at-large between
the cast and nest sections of the State, docs
not bring the election of the President any
nearer the people. It simplv divides the
electoral vote ol the State, and is plainly
based on the conviction of the Democratic
Legislature that Michigan would under the
usual system give her vote to the Republi
cans. Nevertheless the new departure. intro
duces au element of uncertainty in the
Presidental election that, if followed by one
or two other States, will defy all calcula
tions. For the last three or four elections
the result has turned on the electoral vote of
two or three pivotal States. New York and
Indiana have been generally recognized as
the places whexe the victory is to be won or
lost. If all the States should choose elect
ors by Congressional districts such calcula
tions would be futile, and the means adopted
to carry doubtful States might become use
less. If but two or three Stales should fol
low the example of Michigau, the tables of
electoral votes on which campaign managers
base their tactics might be rendered highly
unreliable.
If all the States should adopt the plan the
change in campaign methods might be for
the advantage of politics. As the circum
stances are such that nearly every change
will inure to the advantage of the Demo
crats, it will look a good deal like playing
with marked cards. But that it is any
more so than admitting a lot of half-devel
oped States to the Union expressly to swell
the Republican column is hardly a tenable
position.
COKE REGION DISORDERS.
The last fatal shooting affray in the coke
regions produces more than the usual con
flict of statements. The disputes as to the
facts indicate that one side or the other
must be indulging in deliberate falsehood
for the purpose or throwing the odium of the
affair on the other side. Judicial investi
gation will in time show on which side the
lying has been done, and expose the people
who would lie about such a serious matter
tn their real and contemptible character.
Beyond this it is only necessary to say
that the law must be respected in the coke
regions, as anywhere else. The Sheriff's
officers represent the law, and are entitled
to respect in that character. If they make
mistakes or abuse their power they
are liable to correction by legal means. But
the people who attack them, on whatever
pretext, place themselves in open antagon
ism to the law. By persisting in that
course they assume the character of public
enemies.
AN EXCULPATORY EXCUSE.
Secretary Foster is quoted as saying with
regard to the probable extension of the 4jjs,
that "it is not always the best plan for a
perfectly solvent man to pay out all the
money he has in his pocket at once. It is
prudent to look ahead a little."
This is very true. But it is no less true
that a man who, with money enough to pay
off bis interest-bearing debts, fails to meet
them at maturity, pursues a very bad busi
ness policy. In this case either the Treasury
has money enough to pay the residue of the
f per cent bonds, or it has not. If it has, it is
folly to leave them unpaid; if not, the record
of the party which has brought the Treasury
to that pass from a condition of plethora two
years ago must be acknowledged to be ex
ceedingly unfortunate.
In addition, the Secretary's remark un
fortunately provokes a telling retort Cert
tainly it is prudent to look ahead a little;
and the time to look ahead is when govern
ments or individuals are determining the
limit of their expenditures. If the Fifty
first Congress had exercised that common
sense trait it might not be necessary now for
the Secretary of the Treasury to present this
excuse for the non-payment of the bond as
they fall due. m
Examination by an expert of the bogus
coffee imported from Germany discloses that
it is made of rye or wheat flour, peas, beans,
a little sngar and flavoring and coloring matter,
and perhaps a slight admlxtare of pulverized
coffee. This amounts to evidence that the new
Invention is practically the same as the devices
with which the poor and economical people
used to try to cajolo their appetites for the gen
uine article In war times. It will probably
prove just about as popular now as then, al
though the later form of the fraud may be got
up iu a way lo deceive tne eye. If the Age of
Frauds keeps up its present pace it will .soon
furnish Its own remedy.
To LET our chimney continue pouring
out smoke when comparatively inexpensive
devices will at once prevent it and save fuel
is one of those blunders that are equal to
crimes.
The order of the new Mayor of Chicago
to shnt up all gambling(establlshmeot therp is
the subject of general praise by Republican
organs. Tho action is a good one, and deserves
praise as firsts it goes: bat Inasmuch as it is
the regular thing for mayors of that bustling
city to inaugurate their administrations by is
suing a fiat against the gamblers, the effect
iveness of this one will bavo to be judged later
on. Tho new Mayor's political friends will
lme the right to plutno themselves when it Js
demonstrated that his suppression of gamblers
Is of tho kind that suppresses.
Caemekcita is reported to have laid up
SS0.000 as the result of her artistic performances
in this country. She Is the our fortunate per
son who dances, but docs not have to pay the
piper.
The Canadian leaders who are taking
pains to assure tho people of the United States
that nothing offensive was meant by the harsh
language used during the recent canvass in the
Dominion, can lay aside the idea that this
country is irritated by political talk. The
people of tho United States know the true in
wardness of campaign tallc themselves, and are
not disposed to bo irate when other countries ot
Anglo Saxon origin make them the targets of
political oratory. It is only .when tho Latin
races bowl at us for political effect that we get
up our American dander.
The anti-Pattlsonlalkers are intimating
that this is a Harrity administration! Which
reminds us that they used to saytbat the other
Paulson administration was run by Cassiday."
"THE "enormous deelineTofitT.COO.OOO'ln
Ylin .nctanl ..Rftlotl f A, Sti11 lin.M UaatliA
,.-.- .....,.. ,,. ,,..!.-.,.,.,,
McKlnley tariff is working," says the Phltadel.
phia Jtccord. It doe. And It also shows that
the object for which President Cleveland urged
the revision of the tariff namely, the reduc
tion of the revenue is attained "by that meas.
ure. With the income cut down the next thing
to do will be to reduce expenditures according
ly. The esteemed Rterd will not, of course,
Intimate that the Democratic call of four years
ago for the redaction of the revenue was all
wrong.
About the most disagreeable aftermath
of the Mew Orleans lynchlng'ls the report that
so-and-so has been threatened with death by
the Mafia. Some people's fondness for cheap
notoriety is past comprehension.
It is announced that the New York Cen
tral Railway Company has ordered 20,000 copies
ot the Duke of Marlborough's article on Amer
ican railroads. We have not heard of Jay
Gould's ordering any. The comments on the
methods ot railway stock manipulation by
which tho money kings are able to gobble up
railway pronerty from the rightful owners are
too easily applied to Gould's onerations; while
the same methods in the original acquisition
of the Vanderbilt millions are sufficiently an
dent history to be ignored.
The first rain storm encountered by
President Harrison in Northern California
will not bear comparison with the Blaine bliz
zard that raged in Cincinnati recently.
A report of the Connecticut State Board
of Trado establishes the fact that the sheep in
dustry of that State has been practically mined
by dogs. Statistics show that tho entire num
ber of sheep in the State does not exceed 10,000,
of which S per cent are annually killed by dogs.
It would seem that a system of protection for
the sheep against the depredating canines is
needed to make the protection by tho tariff an
effective one. "
Tiieke is still a suspicion that Hon.
John J. Ingalls intends to harvest his most Im
portant agricultural crop about the time of
the next general elections in Kansas.
SeveuAl cities are making a hot fight
against the Introduction ot the trolley wire In
their streets. It is an Instructive feature of
the fight to observe hov the greatest destruc
ioii by that agent of modern invention always
appears In cities that never had a trolley wire,
and do not want to have It.
The spring frosts still hover in the
vlclnitvof the crops, but have so far accom
plished nothing worso to the fruit crop than an
nnocuous threat of damage.
It seems that the Chinese wall afforded
effective protection against Blair. The Demo
cratic press can nover say a word against Chi
nese walls after that. "
The Ohio Assembly having adjourned,
Columbus hotel-keepers can have the holes in
the floors of their rooms plugged up.
POINTS OK PERSONS.
Mrsa "Winnie Davis will unveil the.
Jefferson Davis monument, erected by the
Ladies' Confederate Monument Association of
Mississippi, on Jane 3. ,
The Stjltax op TuitKEY, having heard
that he bore some resemblance to Jay Gould,
immediately had the shape of his beard
changed to destroy tho likeness.
United States Treasurer Nebekek
is correctly pronounced with the accent on the
"Neb." which is but just, at it was his keeping
his neb in Indiana politics that secured him his
job."
Colonel C. Price, ion of the famous
General-Sterling Price," is announced as the
apostle of a new religion which he is to p -each
in the West. Plans and specifications do not
accompany the announcement.
M. Bouvier, the French Minister of
Finance, is still a young man, who has already
made a reputation for extraordin ary ability as
a statesman and financier. He is regarded as
one of the coming men in France.
President Balmaceda, of Chile, is a
stern and arbitrary man, with cold cray eyes,
thin lips and an angular chin. He possesses
more education and ability than are usually
fonnd in a South American dictator.
Private Dalzell, who was recently
defeated for Department Commander of the
G. A R. of Ohio, receiving only 31 votes out of
519, now says he didn't want the position, as it
might have endangered his beloved title.
The Rt. Rev. Edvard McColoan,
Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Balti
more, who celebrated his 80th birthday the
other day, arises at i o'clock each morning and
says mass In a church he built 43 years ago.
Judge Crisp, the Georgian candidate
for the Speakership of the National House
ot Representatives. Is a man of refined and en
gacing manners, who is always well-dressed.
He has a clear complexion, piercing eyes and a
straight nose.
M. Lambert, who married into the
Rothschild family a few years ago, is to be
come the head of the Paris house of that
famous firm upon the death of Baron Alpbonse
de Rothschild. M. Lambert is now known as
Albert de Rothschild.
Dr. R. J. Gatlino, the inventor of the
famous cqn that bears his name, says that he
also Invented the first wheat drill in this coon
try. That was in 1S43. and the Invention led
the way tor tho succeeding wonderful advance
in agricultural implements.
Senator-Governor Hill, who will
deliver the address at the unveiling of the
Grady monument it, Atlanta, will, it is prom
ised, give his opinion of the dead journalist
patriot. The Senator-Governor will tee safe
In doing so, as Grady cannot retaliate. v
Dr. Emil Laurent has taken Boulanger
for the subject of an. elaborate criminal an
thropological study. He finds the General's
skull to be ot a similar construction with the
skulls of the assassins Ravalllac, Balthasar,
Gerard and Jaeqnes Clement. "Moral sense,
rudimentary; forehead, very weak; selfishness,
enormous." This Is Dr. Laurent's final judg
ment. TEE COKE KING TALES.
H. C. Frlck Tells a 'New Yorker Something
About the Strike.
H. C. Frlck Is at the Fifth Avcnne Hotel,
and a New York Press writer bad a short talk
with him. Upealcing'abont the troubles at the
coko works Mr. Frlck said: "The strikes are
virtually over. We can get all the men to work:
that we want. We have not taken on all we
can workbecauie we naturally prefer to have
our old men to come back. Our trouble In the
past has been in listening to outsiders
and treating with self appointed leaders
who were not' our employes. Sow we will
treat with nono1utonruwn employes. Ihere
have been men from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
Instrumental In brlnslngabout this strike and
leaders in It. They uent around among our
workmen and made them think we had hoofs
ana horns. At our men did not send any of
their own number to confer with ns, they took
the misrepresentations of theso selfish Jeaders
from outside as gospel truth.
"The outsiders want the stnko prolonged, be
cause It means employment and money making
for them, and they do not care how much
misery it weans for the strikers. Wo will have
nothing tndu with the outsiders, but propose
to get closer to the, men who work for us,.if
possible, so I hat they may know that we are
trylnir to do well by them, and so that we may
know when they aro being well done by.'
A niblo'n War History.
Marietta (Ua.) Journal.
Mrs. Mary Prance, of this county, who' has a
Bible taken from a dead Federal soldier dur
ing the late war, arouud Richmond, reference
to which was made In these columns, will have
the pleasure ot returning the same to the
widow, Mrs. tiarbara Walker, who resides at
Tamaqua, Pa. Our postmaster. Captain
Hughes, has a letter from tho postmaster at
that place which recites the fact that Mrs.
Walker has written to Mrs. Prance about the
matter.
Electricity and Paralysl.
St. Panl Ploncer-Press.l
A lady in Basgor.'Mr., who has been a para
lytic slnco 1879,'has been restored to health by
riding In an 'electric car- On seVeral late night
cars in this city' partially paralyzed citizens
have been seen riuiug.'iat it wasCnever sup?
; posed Miey.were set riding for their health,
MINNIE PALMER'S WOE.
Frightened for Her- Life Over John K.
Rogers' Action Afraid He Intends 'to
Kill Her The Newfoundland Question
In the House of Lords.
London, May 1 Minnie Palmer lsrsgis
terod at the Hotel Victoria, this city. Miss
Palmer was seen by a reporter and' she was
highly excited and nervous. In explanation of
this unnsual condition, she said: "I am fright
enod f or my life. lam sore that Mr. Rogers
comes here intending to kill mo." There
porter asked Miss Palmer what steps she in
tended to take for protection, to which she re
plied: "I have given my lawyer. Instructions to
have Mr. Rogers watched from the very mo
ment he arrives in London, and if he attempts
to molest me in any way, I shall be compelled
to take unpleasant action. My lawyer has
given instructions at the hotel here that Mr.
Rogers shall not be admitted. The number of
my rooms on the register has been changed,
and 1 have employed a detective to be con
stantly near me when I am out of the building,
1 never loved Mr. Rogers and he knows it very
well, and I would never live with him again for
any cobslderation. I signed an agreement with
him for the manuscrlnt of "My Sweetheart,"
agreeing to give him 25 per cent royalties. He
never gave me the, manuscript, and conse
quently I have no play to open with here."
John R. Lying Low.
Miss Palmer signed an agreement with Mr.
Abnd to-day, and be will look after her inter
est. She will probably open fn burlesque at
the Gaiety. John R. Rogers is still in Liver
pool, where he arrived Saturday night, and he
Is still waiting there, in order to see to-night's
production of tho new version of "My Sweet
heart." He will come to London to-morrow.
Meanwhllo be is telegraphing to all his friends
here, asking them to try to bring about a recon
ciliation with his wife.
Miss Palmer was shown some of these tele
grams this afternoon, and she said suefully be
lieved Rogers was plainly in love with her, but
since the quarrel she had with him in New
York, when, she claims, he chased her with a
carving knife, she has had no feeling toward
him, but only lean She intends leaving the
Hotel Victoria to-morrow, and will go to some
quiet lodgings.
Believes He Is Mad.
Horace Sedgcr has offered Miss Palmer an
engagement to appear iu comic opera, but she
says that she is weary of touring and intends
to remain m Lon Jon. She has been besieged
with callers, sympathizing with her and offer
ing to act as peacemakers. She says she is
greatly annoyed at these offers as she has de
termined to settle the matter herself and says
she Is quite capable of managing her own
uoraesuc auairs.
The concluding words she gave tbo reporter
as he left, werei "I firmly believe that Mr.
Rogers is mad, and I consider him capable of
any sort of vengeance."
The grip has spread largely through the
southern part of Lincolnshire county, and the
people eenerally are very much frightened.
Lord Derby is considerably Improved, Lord
Arthur. M. P., is reported better, but still
keeps to his bed; the Dnke or Richmond and
Gordon was yesterday able to leave his room;
Sir Charles Foster is improving, and Hennlker
Heaton is stronger. At York the malady is
virulent, and also at Pontefraet and Hull. At
Dewsbury, 300 children have ceased attendance
at the school ana at RIpon two mombers or the
corporation have died, At Doncastor 100 rail
way men are affected; at Billingborough. 200
railway men are laid up; at Whitby the disease
is spreading rapidly, while in Haddington
nearly half of the children attending the
Wesleyan day school are suffering.
The Newfoundland. Question.
Lord Kimberly, In the House of Lords to-day,
moved that in view 'of the assurances which the
Government bad received from the Newfound
land delegates that the colony would immedi
ately pass an act which would provide for the
due enforcement of the treaty stipulations ex
isting between Franco and Great Britain, tho
House ought not to go in committee on the
Knutsford coercive bill tin til a reasonable time
badbeeu given to Newfoundland to pass the nec
essary legislation. Lord Kimberly also urged
that the Colonial Legislaturo would'not repudi
ate the promises of the delegates, and there
fore the Knutsford bill ought not to he carried
any farther. .
Lord Knutsford, the Colonial Secretary and
framer of the coercive measure under discus
sion, refused lo accede to Lord Klmberly's mo
tion. Claiming that the Newfoundland question
had an imperial character, which "i"st berec-'
ognlzed in dealing with It,- Lord Knutsford
added, however, that If Newfoundland would
Eass the promised measure the bill at present
efore the Imperial Houses of Parliament
would be dropped.
To Save the Colonies.
Lord Herschell, ono of the deputy speakers
of the House of Lcrds, held that it was of prim
ary importance in tots connection to consider
the opinions of the colonists, it the Govern
ment desired to maintain its colonial empire.
The action of Lord Knutsford justified the re
jection of the bill.
Lord Salisbury said that the Government
had entered into serious International obliga
tions with France which must carried out.
Under the decisions of the Newfoundland
courts the hands of the naval powers were
paralyzed, rney couia not reguiany exercise
the jurisdiction which they had hitherto ef
fected. After some farther discussion. Lord Kim
berfv's motion was rejected by a vote of lis to
SO. Lord Hercchellrnoved that the Knutsford
act continue in force for only one year, .Lord
Salisbury opposed the motion, and it was re
jected 81 to 21. The bill then passed the com
piittee stage.
The Bering Sea Dispute.
Mr. Robert T. L!ncoln,the United States Min
ister, spoko at a meeting of the Jlritlsh and
Foreign bailors Aid Society to-day. Inciden
tally. Mr. Lincoln remarked that be felt sure
that the Bering Sea dispute would be settled
amicably ana honorably, aud in a manner satis
factory to both countries. Referring to the
work ot the society, he praised Its wisdom and
economy in co-operating with the American
Seaman's Friend Society, in mutually sustain
ing stations in foreign ports for the benefit of
seamen, irrespective of nation or creed.
Mr. Chaplin, President ot tbo Board of Agri
culture. In an interview to-dr 7. said that Secre
tary Rusk's new rules for fiamsooctlon of
cattle for export would! not afect English reg
ulations fur the admission of foreign cattle.
He expressed himself as thoroughly satisfied
with the reports of the expert, Air. Elolman, as
to tbo diseased condition of American cattle
at Deptford, and attached little importance to
the opposito'declsion of Dr. Wray, the Ameri
can Government's expert at Deptford, even
though it wai supported by the opinion of Dr.
Williams, principal of the Royal Veterinary
College of Edinburgh. He stated that Dr.
Williams, in 1S79. pronounced a cargo ot Amer
ican cattle free from disease, and afterward it
was found to be infected..
THE FIEST INDIAN COMPANY.
Shoshones and Arapahoes Make Up a Tall
Complement.
Chicago. May i. Captain Huggins, in
charge of army headquarters here in the ab
sence of General Miles, received a dispatch
from Fort Washakie to-day, to the effect that
Company I of the Eighth Infantry, had just
been organized as an Indian company.
The company is composed ot 23 Shoshones
and 27 Arapahoes, and tbey will be subjected
to tho same regulations and discipline as the
white soldiers. White officers will command
them.
It's Started, Anyhow.
New Orleans Picayune.!
New York has broken ground for a Gran
monument. If nothing else breaks the good
work may go on.
PEOPLE WHO COKE AND GO.
R. H. Lee, of Titqsville. aud V. H. Alli
son and wife, of Louisville, are at tho Da.
quean 0.
H. Sellers McKee and "Representative C
A. Muhlbreuner were among the Eastern pas
sengers last evening.
W. H. Barnes, receiver-for the Allegheny
Valley road", accompanied by Mrs. Barnes, ar
rived from the East on the limited last evening.
W. 7, Rainey, the coke Operator, from
Cleveland, and Homer Langhlln, tho EastLiv
erppol pottery manufacturer, are stopping at
the Anderson.
I. Y. Breck, who'fell and broke his leg
about eight weeks ago, la walking around with
the aid of cratches. Ho hopes to be able to
soon throw away bis artificial limbs. .
Clemens Strassbnrger,a St. Louis butcher.
registered at the central noiei ytsteraay. He
was here making arrangements for the annual
convention to be held In Pittsburg In a few
weeks.
John R. Patl, Travelling Pjssenger
Agent of the Chicago. Milwauke and St. Panl
Road, IS at .the Monongahela House. Be is
bustling for passengers in this, territory, and
seldom gets left.
Profs. McCollum and Glttings left for
New York last evening to attend the opening
of the Carnegie Mnsic Hall. They are the
guests nt Mr. Carnegie, who has placed a pri
vate box at their disposal.
E. B. Carney, one of tho Monongahela
House clerks, went 16 Wheeling 'yesterday -to
take charge of the Ft; Henry Club House. Mr.
Carney was an efficient cler&and will be .missed
at the hotel: Ho W'H be succeeded tiyJ.A.
Cunningham, at present tbo night man in the
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A SIAMESE OPEEA.
DeWojr Hopper's Wang Scores aBlg Success
In New lork.
rBMCIAL IILEOnAJt'TO TUX DlSPATCnr.l
. NkwYork, May 4.-DoWolf Hopper and
his opera company began their second annual
engagement this evening at the Broadway
Theater in the operatic burletta tn two acts
entitled "Wang." The scene Is laid in Slam,
and the theme is a simple one, but
the unraveling of the story Is ingeniously
delayed until the curtain is about to fall.
TTanc is the Regent of 81am nntil Mataya,
the Crown Prince, comes to the throne.
The curtain rises with Hopper as Wang. His
purse is emptv. yet he is forced to be
magnificent. He bays a white ele
phant, and is harassed through the
Play by tthe persistent creditors. He makes
love to Lo Veuv Frimouse (MarJan Singer),
widow of a French consul, supposing she
has possession of a chest containing
the treasure ot the late King of
Siam. The widow has all the
prettv girls In the company for ber daughters,
and Wang's despair over the maintenance of
his family is expressed in a good many ways,
enabling popper to display his ability to make
fun.
It turns out after the marriage of Wang to
La Veuve that the trunk was empty, and that
tho late King, suspecting Wang, had concealed
bis treasure in the royal robe. Mataya (Delia
Fox), who stands at the throne to be crowned,
discovers the treasure there and then
abdicates the throne in favor of
Wang, while he choses to wed Marie Jeannette
St. Henry, stepdaughter of Le Veuve. Such is
a brief sketch of the theme, hut this does not
describe the elaborate mounting of the play or
the oriental richness of the jokes of
DaWolf Hopper. There is au opulence of
Oriental costuming, and oriRluallty was not
wanting in devising minor amusing devices.
Thematic Is very swee and graceful and sev
eral of the airs will be popular and pietty.
MOUHNED BY THE CRAFT. -
A High Tribute to S. Rood Johnston, Pitts
burg's Dead Art Printer.
The current number of the American Art
Printer contains a lengthy sketch and splendid
portrait of the late Samuel Reed Johnston, of
this city, recently deceased, from which the fol
lowing extracts are taken:
On the :3d day of March, 1891, a soul passed away
from this earth, leaving only memories that will
know no obliteration while the present veneration
of printers has life ana belne. Mr. Johnston was
a printer In every sense of the word, buch a
printer might have been knighted by an Austrian
Emperor, and, as such, he would have deported
himself with aa much gallantry, grace and still as
any Bayard that ever rode behind a banner. We
say he was a printer. He was more! He was an
artist: but, without artistic license! Among the
great galaxy of printers who vied with each other
In designing artistic work. Johnston was known
as the "Purltm iu Typography. " No better ap
pellation could have been applied, and the one
who coined the title deserved well of his fellow
craftsmen. Mr. Johnston was eminently a "Purl
tau" m the method and simplicity he used to ob
tain his effects.
Samuel Keed Johnston was born in l'lttsburjr.
where his father before him, also a printer was
born and raised, and where his grandfather, who
was a silversmith, lived for manv years; so e
can say he Is of genuine Pennsylvania stock.
It will be a long time before . Jteed Johnston Is
forgotten. To those who knew him Intimately he
was one orthe gentlest of men. and he had always
a helping nana or a kind word for those who were
to his liking. Fortified with good early training
and education, he would have been a power In
any enterprise in which he might have embarked.
He was born a dlalectictlan. and same of
the work from his pen evinced genius orthe
hlzhcst order, and. had his footsteps been turned
In the direction of belles-lettres, he would have
become greater In literature tljan as a manipula
tor of rules, types and colors!
A MILITARY BANQUET.
Eighteenth Regiment Officers Feast and
Wax Eloquent at a Dinner.
A dinner, with a very unlqao menu card,
was given last evening bytbe officers ot the
Eighteenth Regimenfto Colonel Norman M.
Smith ana Lieutenant Colonel Frank L Rut
ledge at the Monongahela House. The occa
sion was Intended to commemorate the services'
of the boys In maintaining law and order In the
coke country during the recent riotons times.
Outside of the two officers named, the guests
wero Adjutant General McClelland, General
John A. Wiley, Colonel McKlbben, Major A 3.
Logan and Colonel P. N. Guthrie. Telegrams
and letters of regret we re received from Gov
ernor Pattison and General Snowden, of Phila
delphia; The Governor said ha was pleased
with the bearing of the men In the coke coun
try. About 30 ot the under officers were present.
The menu was dertalnly original. On the front
page was the figure of a guardsman -with bis
gun. aud under him the word "cueckl." An
engine house and coke works formed the back
ground. The mnslc, furnished by Gernert's
Orchestra, consisted of such selections as
"Coke Oven Gavotte," "Nixie Polinki," "Evic
tion Quickstep," by Clawson; "Hard Tack. I
Love Ifou," Quartermaster; "Better Than You
Got at Home," Smith: "If You Want
to live on earth," etc. W.A. Doak acted as
toastmaster, and speeches wero made by Major
J. Conrad Kay. Lieutenant H. F. Lowry. Cap
tain W. H. Davis, Adjutant Charles Reese,
Inspector A. L Pearson, Jr., Assistant Surgeon
S. Oscar Brumbaugh and Judge Advocate
George Welsbons. A novel feature was a cake
of hard tack placed by each plate, bearing the
namo of tho officer and portraying some inci
dent of life in the coke country. They were
painted by Adjutant Reese. The boys bad a
delightful time and enjoyed the banquet.
TELEGRAPHIC PICTURES.
A Big Company to Be Formed to Operate
an Electric Patent.
Cleveland. May 1 This eity is to organize
a stock company with J1,000,000 capital, which
will operate one of the most important elec
trical patents ever invented.
The Incorporators will be George M. Hoyt,
Andrew Squire, N. S. Amstutz, J. F. Park
hurst, Luther Allen and Charles W. Foote.
Mr. Amstutz Is the Inventor and has devoted
several yea'rs to the perfection of the device,
which is calculated to reproduco any variable
surface electrically at a distance or locally.
The first practical result of the invention is
the reprodnction ot a photograph at a distance
by means of electricity. The machine is a
small contrivance nf brass and Iron, extending
10 inches into the air from a peuestal 10x15
inches, connected with a single wire with the
telegraphic battery. The wort: is done direct
from the photographic negative, which must
be is relief about the thousandth part of an
inch. By means of a tracer a perfect engrav
ing is made, in wax or metal, at the other ond
of the line, from which a print can be taken.
"
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Barry Snlilvan.
Barry Sullivan was born nt Birmingham,
182-fc and midc his first appearance on the stage at
Cork in 1319, when his success was no great that he
determined to adopt the stfte as a profession.
After studying for some time In Ireland, he pro
ceeded to Scotland and joined the compauy ol the
'.theater ltoyal. Ldlnburith. He made his flrst ap
pearance In London at the Haymarket Theater In
November. 1S51, In the character of llamlit.
After maklnga farewclltourof the United King
dom, be sailed for America In November, 1857.
He met with an enthusiastic reception throughout
the United States.
Mrs. Mary Ann Mahr.
Mrs. Mary Ann Mahr, sister of the late
James P. Barr, proprietor or the Pittsburg Pott,
who went to Albany from Jtoanoke, Va., to wit
ness the reception or her sister. Miss Teresa Barr,
in the Order-or Sacred Heart, died at tho break
fast table Saturday morning or disease or the
heart, bhe, her liusband and sons, together
with many relatives, nere present. She was ap
parently In perrect health and repeatedly said It
was the happiest day of her life. Mrs. Mahr Is
well known lu Pittsburg, and her sudden death
wll be a source of general regret. "
William Pcnn Gaskell.
William Penn Gaskell, son of the late
Charles Cooper Gaskell. of Cooper's Point, N. J.,
and brother of Mrs. Thomas J. Keenan, or Pitts
burg, died at Newton Vails, 0., yesterday, In' the
SSth year of his age, Mr. Uaslell fras descended
from two old Quaker families, the Cooneri, who
ci mo from England wltn William Penn. In the
" elcome" In 1079, and settled at Cooper's Point
berore Philadelphia was laid out, and the Uas
kells. of whom he was the last male survivor, the
name dj In J out with him.
Obituary Notes.
DR. A. O. LAimin died at his home In Krle at
tho age of 7S years yesterday after a short attack
of grip. Dr. Laurie was one of the best-known
Unlversallst ministers In that part of the country.
Irwin 1". Meoakoke, whodledln Philadelphia
lastKrlday, was a son of the latcHylvesterMe
gargee and a brother of Louis N. Megargee. the
well-known Journalist, and S. Edwin jucgargee.
a member or the bar. Me was born. October 0,
JB4V. Jror a long time the deceased was a member
of the paper manufacturing arm or Megargee
tiros., bat lately be has represented the Manulac
turer' Paper Company, olAcwYork.
CHARLES D. PliEKAlAX. a prominent Odd Fel
low of Philadelphia, died at his heme In. that city
of pneumonia, on Friday last, aged 71 years. He
was born in Philadelphia, aud was, admitted to
the bar In 1813. Ilengnred conspicuously lu tho
Union movement or 18J& He was President or
the Camden ana Atlantic Jlallroad Company until
the corporation passed luto the hands of the
Pennsylvania Company!.- Ho toot au active in.
terett In the Masonic Order ana also the Indepen
dent Order of odd Fellows: hud held, .numerous
Afflrlal nmltlont in the various ordara. Hevm
Pastorand Patriarch ot, (be UranoTKncasapmeat
or Pennsylvania,' and tb 'Grand !Maerofjne
uraaOLoage,
CHARITY AND.SOCIETY. -
Fourth Annual, Meeting 'of the Western
Pennsylvania Institute for tho Blind
Select Concert at Old City Hall Soolety
News and Chatter.
The fourth annual meeting of the incorpora
tors ot the Western Pennsylvania Institute for
the Blind was held at the institute, 333 Forty
second street, yesterday afternoon. The
only disappointment was lo the fact that
through the negligence of Benjamin Thaw
Colonel W. A. Herron was unable to transfer
the deed of the new site from Mrs. Sbenley to
President Marshall. The meeting, however,
was unusually Interesting from the fact that
the first reports of the Institution, which has
been running since last fall, were submitted.
A prayer by Rev. J.T. McCrory opened the
meeting. Immediately afterward be was chosen
temporary chairman. President A M. Mar
shall, of the board ot directors, made a brief
report in which he spoke or the generosity of
Mrs. Scbenley and also or Mrs. Irwin In prac
tically making a gift of S15.000 to t he institution
In the shape nf property and furniture.
Percy F. Smith, Secretary of the board of
directors, reported as to the teachers engaged
and gave ahistorv of the work. He referred
to the fact that the HtarB had been asked for
an appropriation oltZi."aO, which had been cut
to (20,000, but through the work of several of
the members 57,600 additional had been added
to cover the deficiency in the endowment fund
caused by the money spent for current expenses.
Conditlon.of the Endowment Fund.
He also stated that all but JB0O of the money
subscribed toward the endowment fond had
been paid in.
The Treasurer's report, submitted by C. F.
Dean, showed tbe total amount of cash on
band, including the subscription and interest,
was $70,052 94 Tbe subscription paid in this
year amounted to $.54,810. The current ex
penses for the year were $3,632 40, which in-,
eludes the salaries of tbe teachers.
Superintendent H.'B. Jacobs next reported
on the work of the Institute. He took charge
of the school on October IS and on October 15
be was ready to open. Six pupils were received
the flrst day. five the next and ten since that
time 10 boys- and 11 girls in all.
No fixed means of industrial teaching has yet
been made, for want of room. The training so
far has by no means been superficial. The
pupils already understand seningandcan ran
sewing machines. Some are also taking vocal
and instrumental music
In speaking of Miss Bronson. the blind teach
er, who has charge ot the girls' Industrial de
partment, be said she was an inspiration to tbe
puptls, who have learned to sew, crochet, knit
and make fancy work. Tbe diet is not run ac
cording to a fixed schedule. The health has
been good, and there has only been one case ot
sickness in the Institution. The sys
tem of plumbing and ventilation of the
building has been entirely reconstructed.
Books Are Thankfully Received.
At this point tbersuperlutendenMhankcd Mrs
Irwin for a donation of books, furniture, etc.,.
to tbe amount of at least $2,500. All tbe bed
imj. etc., needed in the institution Is now made
by tbe Inmates. He mentioned In high terms
the work done by Prof. D. D. Ezeklols, who
has charge of the music department. In speak
ing of the moral training, ne said It was strict
and unsectarlan. tbe Bible belDg the only code
of ethics.
A. Garrison, Joseph Home and J. M. Schoon.
maker were elected Incorporators. Colonel
Herron made a motion to elect Mrs. Scbenlay,
but Mr. Dean presented a resolution to the
same effect. On account of Mrs. Irwin's gifts
she was also elected a member.
The election of a new Board of Directors fol
lowed: The ticket, as previously prepared, was
ohoaen unanimously. The new board Is made up
as follows:
Threeyears, A. M. Marshall, W. A. Herron.
Rev. J. G. Brown; two years, George V. DU
worth, J. M. Schoonmaker. ti. K. Porter: one
year, Benjamin Thaw, Percy F. Smith, O. M.
Edwards.
It was decided to hold another meeting on
Friday to receive the deed. Following the ad
journment tbe Incorporators inspected tbe
school.
Troy Hill held sway last night In Old City
Hall. The German population of this vicinity
bad undisturbed possession and the language
of the "Vaterland" was almost the only
medium of communication. Tbe occasion was
the annual benefit concert for St. Joseph's
Orphan Asylum, of Allegheny, tbe performers
being soloists and organizations in tbe two
cities. The programme was quite lengthy, but
was thoroughly enjoyed by all who had the
ploasnro of hearing it, as well as receiving a
cordial welcome a the door br Mr. Rntlnxn
and Editor O. J. Jeagle, of tbe Beobachter, tbe
paper published for tbe support of the institu
tion. Five choirs contributed to tbe evening's en
joyment. Tbey wero St. Mary's, of Sharps
burg, singing Hermes' "Abendtneden' St.
Mary's of Allegheny, singing "Hocb Tbut Ench
Auff St. Agnes', singing Wagner's "Tann
haeusor:" St. Peter's: ot the Soutbslde. sing
ing uttennoiers "D'rueniings feier," and
St. Augustine's, a splendid chorus,
singing Ottlle's "Spirit Immortal." The
Germanla Band Orchestra mada it
Initial concert appearance, and proved Its right
to a Tilaca araonfr flrRt-nlas mntlp.1 AM.-t ?
tlons by giving admirable renditions of Zick
ofTs "Fest Marsch," Ripley's "Erne Naclit in
Berlin," and several Wagnerian selections.
Tbe blind children, Louis and Barbara Tram
mel, excited tbe wonder and enthusiastic ad
miration of all. They showed themselves to be
"master musicians" by their performances on
the piano, flute, zither and aatohtrp, and by
her singing of "Das Komlsche Lied" and "Von
derAlpe ragtEin Hans." tbe latter with Ty
rolian warble, excited frantic applause.
From every standpoint the concert was most
successful and satisfactory.
The twenty-ninth international convention,
or rather the biennial representative gather
ing of the 1,341 Young Men's Christian Associa
tions of the United States and Canada will
open its five days' session at Kansas City, May
6. About 1,000 delegates are expected. Pitts
burg's representatives will be. H. K. Porter.
S. P. Harbison, T. J. Gillespie, W. K.
Jennlncs. Esq , Peter Dirk, R-ibert A. Orr. G.
M. Pad.en, E.L. Porter, Esq. C E. Pope, J. B.
Briggs and A. G. Studer. The twelfth trien
nial convention of the Young Men's Christian
Associations of all lands is to be held this com
ing August In Amsterdam, Holland. Tbere are
more than 4,000 of these associations distributed
throughout the civilized countrfes of the world.
THE weighty problems of tbe Second Presby
terian Church for the next year will be solved
by Messrs. T. A Park,' L. S. McKalllp. R. W.
Steadman, W. J. Stevenson and J. R. MacFar
land. These gentlemen wero elected trustees
last evening at tbe congregational meeting held
in the church. An effective Inducement for at
tending the meeting was a delicious hot sapper
served iu tbe church parlors from 6 to 7, which
was followed by a period of sociability by those
present before asuming the responsibilities of
business. Mr. Scott Ferguson was elected to
tbe chair and Mr. R. W. Stedman officiated as
secretary. The various reports read
prove the chnrch In a progressive condition. It
having received 32 new members during the
year and coming oat fluanciallv with a balance
of 75 cents in the treasury after paying $3,500
pastor's salarr, $1,700 for a choir and all other
expenses. Rev. Dr. Sutherland was. In his ab
sence, complimented highly upon bis pastorate
of the church. The cbolr will not be discarded
in favor of a precentor as was urged by some of
the congregation, but an effort will be made
to permanently fill the place left
vacant by Miss Bertha Kaderlv and tem
porarily filled by Miss Wakefield." of
Latrobe. Votes of thauks were given tbo re
tiring trnstees and officers, and one was given
the ladies for tho excellent repast served.
Another was proposed for tbe efficient Jald
given by the ladiss In financial matters. It
was interrupted by a prominent anti-woman's
rights business man who said with surprising
quickness, "Gentlemen, Pm afraid we'll spoil
these ladles." life vote was passed, however.
In spite of the remonstrance.
Social Chatter.
The Christian Endeavor Society ot tbe
Second Presbyterian Church, will sup at tbe
chnrch anl hold its annual meeting this even
ing. Mrs. Levi Binp Dtjjt, pt Taylor avenue,
Allegheny, Issued cards yesterday tor a taucy
work party next Friday af tcrnben.
Tjik Heroes of '76" will be given In the
Sewickley M. E. Chnrch to-nlgbi. '
The Health Association meets in tbo Mer
cantile Library, this morning.
The AlleghenyMuslcal Association concort
to-night, at Carnegie Hall.
The Lowty-Barton nuptials to-night, at
Sharpsburg.
The anniversary of tbe Betbesda Homo oc
curs to-dayv
THE McGowan-FuIton wedding this even
The Woman's Club meets this afternoon.
IQTAL EI3HTB COHVENTHOT.
Colored Peopla Who Want the Samo Privi
leges ns Whites.
Cincinnati, May 4. Tho first annual con
vention ot tbe American. Citizens' Equal
Rights Association began here ,to-Qay at Allen
Temple. Tbe attendance of delegates was
tsmall. Massachusetts bad 'tUsi largest contin
gent 01 usiegaies to-uay trora. jiuisius oi.unio.
A fuller representation is expected to-morrow;
, It is expected that the convention will not
get througb its work before Thursday evening.-.
Its purpose Is to deylsq, means, for securing to
ftalsred Cltlzen4kthftenl6tfant' of fb un'
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ATTHBPLAY.V
Several Novelties, Good and Bad, -on the
Local Stage,
Nothing so entirely complete and satisfac
tory, from an artistic standpoint, has been
given In Pittsburg this season as "Captain
Swift." br Mr.Palmer's Madison Square The
ater Company, at the Daquesne Theater last
night. Tba prominence of the actors
as Individuals was Indeed a guar
antee ' that' the performance -would
be interesting at least, but the event proved
that the company Is homogeneous aad happily
combined In a wonderful 'degree. Tbe play
Itself won considerable praise when it was pro
duced in NewYork last season In addition to
tbe success it bad scored in London, where It
had its oirtb. "Captain Swift" Is a remarkably
strong drama of original color, if conventional
texture, and the author, Haddon Chambers,
has certainly succeeded In glvingthe stage sev
eral sharply drawn characters, and one at least
that has 3 powerful and romantic quality. The
story of "Captain Swift" reminds one in its
general aspect of "Jftn, tbe Penman." Tne
central figure is a young man of decidedly
shady antecedents, whoso evil deeds as a Duslv
ranger or Australian horse thief and highway
man, find him out In tbe course of the play ana
crush him finally, together with the nnbanpv
mother whose struggle to shield him. forms '
tne pathetic appeal ot tne plot. Maurice
Barrymore makes an Ideal scamp with all re
spect for Mr. Barrymore be it said of tbe
modern JackSheppard type abandsome athlet
ic, manlr fellow, daneerons in peace as in war.
and just the sort of man to steal hearts as well as
horses. Captain Swilt is Intensely picturesque
as Mr. Barrymore plays him, and the object of
more sympathy than he deserves. Tbere is no
reason vrhj Mis. Seabrook, the mother ot Cap
tain Swift, should not command our pity and
respect, bur at Miss Ada Byas em
bodies tbe character its positive de
mand upon our sympathies is sim
ply irresistible. It is an exquisite type ot
tbe high-born woman that Miss Dyas presents:
a woman of acute sensibilities and refinement,
whose maternal instinct triumphs over every
conventional claim the world, caste and family
pride prefer, even though it bring the bitter
ness of shame in the sight of which 'death
loses Its sting. In all the niceties of
by-play and facial expression, as well as
in the grander strokes or dramatic action,Miss
Dyas showed her wonted mastery of art.
x Everyone of tbe other characters was In
competent hands; Mr. E. M. Holland as an
alert but polished Queensland squatter for
that matter Mi: Oardnler might be a fiew
York business man Mr. J. H. Stoddart
as an English butler of very
strongly-marked individuality, were es
pecially clever characterizations. Miss
Maud Harrison, Miss Nannie Craddock aud
Mrs. E. J. Phillips were successful in present
lngtamiliar phases of the Englishwoman, and
Meskrs. Fred Robinson. F. II. Tyler and Renb.
Fax filled in tbe masculine side of tbe picture
with invariable truth to nature. And it may
be added that we have omitted no actor in tbe
cast in this recognition of admirable art and
exceptional training. All tbo accessories were
provided to complete the Illusion of actual life,
and a large and distinguished audience was
luckily present to enjoy the performance. To
night the play will be "A Pair of Spectacles."
1 BIJon Theater.
The lobby of the Bijou presented a midwinter
appearance last evening. For an hoar Man
ager GulicK was kept busy dispensing paste
boards to the large crowd eager to see tbe Ini
tial presentation in Pittsburg of the new farce
comedy, "A Pair of Jacks." "The Jacks"
drew a tremendous houseful of people, to
whom tbo skit seemed ample compensation for
their loss of an arctic eveningontof doors. The
farce possesses the merit of newness, and in
this respect, at least, it has an advantage
over farce comedies familiar to the public.
Much of the "business" and some of the jests
are amusing, and as original as one can expect
In a performance whose novolty lies chiefly In
the manipulation of tbe material and trot so
mnch In tbe material Itself. Much of the suc
cess of fine comedies depends upon the com
pany, and the cast ot "A Pair of
Jacks" was well chosen with V a view
to the entertainment ot audiences.
"Tbe Jacks" is a farce comedy, contocted for
the sole purpose of amusing an audience by
bright and entertaining specialties. Tbe piece
is constructed on a plot that is sufficiently well
knitted together to ring in these prllliant
specialties, and a spectator will never have the
headache from racking bis brain to compre
hend the situations. This Is prob
ably tbe reason the management
calls it the "cheer-up" festival.
Everything Is built on a basis of unalloyed fan.
R. G. Knowles, as Judge Jack was tbe leading
fun-maker, and be is a good one. He caused
genuiue merriment by bis clever specialties.
The rendition of his latest songs, never heard
in Pittsburz before. "Moses and Aaron" and
"1 Got It," was highly amusing, George
Booker as Dr. Jack, showed himself a ca
pable comedian. Mr. Stanley's burlesque
clarionet playing and his ' stuttering
imitations and Mr. Armstrong's slnglug were
brleht features ot the evening. Winifred
Johnson Is justly entitled to tbe claim of being
a great banjoist. Her solas on that Instrument
were one of th e big bits of tbe evening. The
clever topical singers, Melville and Stetson,
were well received ann also tbe new songs, "Do
You Catch 'On" and "Life Is a Game of See
Saw." They wero encored again and again,
aud the large audience never seemed to tire of
them.
Grand Opera House.
A rumor that tbe police might interfere with
the performance of "Thou Shalt Not" did not
prevent every seat in tho bonse being sold be
fore tbo curtain rose at tbe Grand Opera
House last night. Women were very scarce la
the audience. v A few. rows from tbe stage
sat Assistant Superintendent of Police
Roger O'Mara and Inspector McAleese. They
were as closely watched as the actors.
but they did nothing, and after the perform
ance declined to say more than that tbey
would report upon the play to Chief Brown in
the morning. It is understood that tbey will
submit that the play is not Indecent, and does
not call for suppression in tbe interest of pub
lic morality.
"Thou Shalt Not" is a drama In five acts,
founded upon AlbervRoss' novel of the same
name. Max Freeman is accused of making the
play. Unlike tbe novel, tbe play is more re
markable for stupidity tnan Indecency.
The people who expected to see some
of the- coccreto vileness of the book
and tbe suggetiveness of tbe lithographs
reproduced on the stage were disappointed.
"Thou Shalt Not" is as tedious as a census re
port, and almost as tamo so far as tbe action
of the play is concerned. The atmos
phere in which the dramatis personal
do a variety of unnatural things is
noisome, of course. Ic has tbe
offensive odor of a converting establishment;
not more piquant, certainly not more pleasant.
The glimpses of human nature which, acci
dentally, we suppose, the play affords, are
about on a par with the Illustrations of tbe
Police Gazette, 'bat the main body of
the work, chaarcters, plot and dia
logue, cannot have been drawn from
human experience. People so silly as the char
acters in "Thou Shalt Not" could not by any
possibility be guilty of such complex immoral
ity. It, Is a question which Is the more prepos
terous, the villainy or tbe Inanity of Stctor
(Jreyburn and bis associates.
Setting aside tbe question of morality "Thou
Shalt Not" is a play of no merit at all. Tbe
sensational situations closing, tho third, fourth
and final act are the merest clap-trap, which
obtained what little strength thev have by con
trast with the thin twaddle in which
they occur. Bo, If the police de
cide tbat tbey aro not justified
in arresting the manager and performers of
this play for an offense against public decency,
tbere is notbluz to prevent the condemnation
of the play by tbe publlu at large. Tbe only I
kind word we can say lor toe production is that
tbe actors, heaven help them! are not quite as
bad as the play.
Harry Williams' Academy.
There are some clever people among what
Sam T. Jack chooses to call bis Creoles. The
quiet humor ot Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lucas is
something seldom met with in tho variety
ranks, and Mrs. Lnoas especially plays and
sings with skill and good expression, being a
mistress, too, of the violin, mandolin and
cornet. Irving Jones and several others fur
nish fun of a rougher kind. Miss Florence
Hlnes male impersonations were life-like and
pleaseu tne people, ane- sana-aanciogs in
jubilee style bysHawkins. Jones and three
young wonion of great suppleness and staying
power is extraordinary. The Amazonian
marches and tbe physical features ot.the show
are attractive, but why does not Manager Jack
servo odt new and uniform tights to the Arua-.
zopsT
Dramatic Motes. "
The World's Museum offers a pleasing vari
ety of attractions' In tbe Curio Hall and a new
stage show this week.
At Harry Davis' Maseum large audiences en
joyed tne new curiosities and the extended per
formance in the theater.
The Dispatch received a communication
from tbe Rev. D. U. Passavant yesterday call
ing attention to the character of the play
Tho a Shalt Nat," aud saponins a severe
lino of criticism. Tho protest of Dr. Passavant
was wluely echoed throughout tbe city yester
day. A B&AL Indian actrexs,Go-Von-Go.Mohawk,
supported by'a good company, will doubtless
fill Harris' Theater at every performance this
week.. The play; "The Indian, Mall Carrier," is
full of scnsatlooal incidents, and the audiences
of yesterday were enthusiastic in their ap
proval of tbe agile, supple, muscular Indian
star aud ber company.
Corn and, Coloael Crop.
Oniaha World-Herald;' '
..This ycarof, cot aml'j'coloaslsi .prom
wS) NHin are is m twasesva aiewry, 1
CURIOUS C0NDENSAT10KS.
New Yorkers every year spend $4,200,
OCO for umbrellas.
'Chicago boasts or 1,463 hotels with a
total capacity tor 135,000 guests.
An 80-year-old man of Williamsport,
Pa has fasted for 45 days and still lives.
Shoemakerville, Pa., has a pear tree)
over 150 years old. It la now full ot blossoms.
Of tbe 11,000,000 square miles of Africa
only 2,600.000 remains in the bands of the native
rulers.
A Hindoo journalist declares that
"many crowned beads are trembling In their
shoes.''
A chewing gum concern in Brooklyn
has become a stock company with a capital of
$1,000,000.
Tbere are 26 monarchies and 25 repub
lics in the civilized world to-day, 16 republics)
are In South America.
A St. Louis head-line writer has In
vented the word "pulpiteer" to hi used Instead
of preacher or minister.
Out of fire bushels of potatoes brought
into Mareellne. Mo., the other day.the smallest
tuber In tbe lot weighed two pounds.
A plow that was lost in the Cheboygan
river, "Michigan, by the upsetting of a canoe
more than 40 years ago, was fished up the othsr
'day.
Tbere are now 40,000 studying in the
various colleges of the country. And yet It Is
only 25 years since the first college in the land
was opened to women.
Unless a Kansas edifbr lies there is an
old gentleman in Boonvllle. that State. who has
carried the same umbrella every day in the
week for IS consecutive years.
A Wichita, Kan., farmer within a year
has sold corn from one crib at 13 cents, 23 cents,
60 cents, and 75" cents, and has some left for
which he expects to get 85 cents.
A "Kansas woman who received a decree
of dlvorce.went direct from the court room to
the office-of tbe probate judge and was mar
ried to another fellow. She was twice a wife
within 15 minutes.
A glimpse up tbe lagoon in Jackson
Park. Chicago, as it will be in 1893, with gon
dolas, flights of steps extending into tbe water,
and lined by stately buildings, discloses a strlk.
ing Venetian scene. '
The North Carolina caterpillar trouble
grows worse instead of better with time. The
day berore yesterday a railroad tram was
brougnt to a standstill by vast numbers of tbe
creeping things on tbe rails.
An artist has been looking through the
Boston cemeteries and finds to bis surprise
tbat there Is no monument in any of the ceme
teries there that is worth over $5,000. Tbe
Chadwlck tomb cost about $25,000, but this is
not classed with monuments.
The Coroner of Buffalo, N. Y., was in
vestigating the sadden death of an old man
when a clock that bad been owned by the de
ceased suddenly strnck tbe hour ol 10. As the
clock bad stopped voluntarily when tbe old
man died, the happening Is thought to be rather
strange.
The French Society of Men ot Letters,,
which heldlts convention In Paris on April fl,
has a pension fund of $300,000 for old and indi
gent members, its whole property is worth
between $500,000 and $000,000. Its annual ex
penditures are $100,000, or about 55,000 less than
Its receipts.
The commander of the StLPetersburg
police has issued an order that IX a house owner
is in arrears with bis water taxes he Is to be
compelled by police measures to pay them.
Bat tbe water supply is not to be cut off. In
order that the tenants shall not suffer for the
delinquency of tbe landlord.
Over a century ago a party of Spaniards
hid a bar-of gold in tbe river bluffs near Roche
port, Mo., and despite the efforts of wealth
seekers tbe treasure remained anfound until
tbe other day, when a man with maps and
charts made his appearance, and after a short
search'discovered the treasure.
Tbe latest fish story comes from Ocala.
Flo., where tbe cook at a restaurant is alleged
to bare found a diamond ring in a fish's
stomach. Tho ring Is of handsome design and
contains seven small stones set In a circle, with
one larger than tbe rest In the center. Inside
the band on tbe loner side are engraved the
lotters S.M. L. The ring Is a valuable one,
probably worth from $100 to $125.
A black water snake, which was dis
sected at the Michigan Agricultural Collegn
tbe other day, was found to contain the bolies
of f oar fishes. One of these, which wjls about
four Inches In length, had partially swallowed
another fish two-thirds Its size. It way. how
ever, not quite equal to the task, and tbe snake
had captured both. This curiosity will be pre
served in alcohol as a museum specimen.
A Nebraska man has what is probably
the queerest freak in existence. It is half mon
key and half owL In color it Is a dark or dirty
yellow, and In size is about like the ordinary
owl. The mouth Is large, and the face, as
formed by the features, presents the appear
ance of a monkey in every way. The eyes also
take on that quick action cbaractenstic of
Jocko. It makes no sound save tbat similar to
a crying baby.
The Anthropological Department of the
Smithsonian Institution has received from
China a pair of stockings manufactured from
human hair. They are worn by fishermen over
cotton stockings (being too rough for the naked
akin) and under straw shoes as a protection
against moisture. Hair unsuitable for textile
purposes is collected from bathers' shops and
sent to a part of tbo province for manuring
rlcs fields, which, it would seem, are deficient
in silica.
An English clergyman, who has worked"
among emigrants or 13 years said recently in a
speech: "I have been much struck at the ig
norance which prevails as to geography. A
London butcher came to consult me as to emi
grating to Canada, and said: 'I suppose I shall
have to go throueh the Red Sea.' The clergy,
too, have somewhat hazy notions as to
geography, for when I recommended Manitoba
to one of my brethern for bis son, he replied:
Why prefer Manitoba to Canada 1' "
New Orleans is famous for many dishes
peculiar to Itself. It should be famous for iu
oyster loaves. You see them advertised every
where In the streets. An oyster-loaf 1 a half of
a 10 cent double-pointed loaf of white bread.
It is split down one side and then a part of its
soft Interior is taken out and all the rest is
toasted. After tbat a dozen fried oysters are
pat In the loaf and it Is closed and has a wedge
of toasted bread fitted into its open end. The
oyster loaf Is said to be an amazing peace
maker for married men on lodge nights.
A queer marine monster was captured
off tbe Jersey coast tbe other day. It was
about five feet long, and In shape somewhat re
sembled a toad fish. Two rows of teeth adorned
lu ponderous jaws, which, when fully ajar,
would admit an ordinary bucket. Two dart
shaped horns were on its head. About midway
between Its bead and tail were two pockets, or
poaches, that could be opened and closed at
will, and situated between these poaches and
tbe monster's mouth were two arms, not un
like tbe forearm and hand of a man. arranged
to pass tbe food from tbe pouches to the
mouth.. Tbe pockets were will stocked with
"moss bunkers" and other small fish when It
was captured. No one baa been found who
can tell to what genus this aquatic curiosity
belongs.
FANCIFCLLIC FUNNY.
Visiting Stranger I want to invest some
money In stocks on Wall street. How- can I Unit 4
oat which ones are no good?
New Yorker-By buying them. Texas SiStingt.
Now, Robby, if you don't want to go to
Bessie Smith's party, you must write a note and
tell her so; and be sure and act It polite. I on
wilt find some models In this book or etiquette,"
said Mrs. Carhart to her little son.
Bohby straggled wl;h the problem for SA hoar,
and then presented for bis mother's Inspection,
the following truthful but unconventional Bu
slom
Mr. Kobert Carbart declines with pleasure
Mlis Uessle Smith's kind invitation for the Htb,:
and thanks her extremely for having slven hlra .
the opportunity of dolus- to."-Uarptr't Jlatar. . V
Soberly Do you believe, Wiseman, that' ,
there la luck in horseshoesT ,
WUeman-If tbere is It stars In 'em. X. never i
knew 91 any comlnc out or 'em.-llottou CourUr.,-Jj
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The said, to 'scape a Mnninff, doth ipSrf
Her dainty face defend:
But tanning to escape, the boy . -,
Protects tbe other end.
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Mrs. Fig.f (writing) Shall, tsend Unela
Qeorae your lore? Laura-Ut coarser and you
had better make It my nudyinglove. Perishable rs
goods cannot be sent through the mall, yon know'
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ceramics haru or sour
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