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" Dailt Dispatch. jncluninirfeimd'iT, lye"- lj00 Dailt Dispatch, including buodav,3mths -so Daily Dispatch. Including Sunday, lm'th 0 fcexDAT Dispatch. One lear :W T'eeklt Dispatch, One ear 3S The Daily Dispatch is delivered by carriers at 15 cents per week, or inducing; bunday edition, at SO cents oer week. PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, MAY. 6. 189L THE KOAD BILL'S PASSAGE. The passage of the road bill yesterday was a peculiar illustration of the influences which control legislation. The hill had been passed by the House with amendments which it was believed would necessitate a conference. The idea haying got abroad that the Senate might accept them, an at tempt was made by the House to recall the bill. While the squabble was going on over this in the House the Senate heard of it and made haste to pass the bill, which now goes to the Governor. "With the political and personal divisions of opinion concerning this measure it is profitless to concern ourselves. There was a very plain criterion to govern action on the road question, which seems to have been entirely ignored. The appropriation of State money to aid road improvement, with provisions that guarantee improved methods in road construction, would be a public benefit. Without such guarantees the bill would be an utter waste of public money. The general impression is that the bill as passed contains no such provisions. It will be an unexpected stroke of good fortune if the assertion of a ew believers in road re form, th.it it will accomplish its purpose, should turn out true. At all events, if the bill does not contain provisions that will require better methods ot construction where State funds are ex pended, it will give the Governor an oppor tunity to use the veto power that he is not likely to overlook. A measure which guarantees good roads will commend itselt to Mr. Pattison's judgment; but one which proposes simply to dump $1,000,000 into permanent mud-holes is a very eligible sub ject lor one of the Governor's incisive veto messages. THE COUNTY'S NEW LSEXCH. By the fiual passage ol the Judicial bill, and its undoubted sanction by the Gov ernor, Allegheny county mil get its badly needed new Court witL three additional judges. Ncxt to poor health or an empty pocket, litigation is among the least desira ble of things. But it should be expeditious when it is wanted, and this new Court is not a luxury, but a necessity. Upon Governor Pattison will now fall the responsibility for appointments to the new bench, such as should command the confidence and ap proval ol the bar and the public It is due to say that, while not many names have so far been suggested, tbey are mostlv good ones Without attempting to iorecast the Governor's action, it is risking nothinc to assume that Mr. Marshall Brown will be oue of the appointees. Probably never has a name been pressed for any function with heartier political support, irrespective of narrow partisanship, or with a warmer or more general professional and business in dorsement than has been given in this in stance. . With two other appointments as satis factory as Mr. Brown's, if it occurs, is sure to be, -the Governor's tickets for the new Bench would very certainly be renominated and ratified at the polls later on. The Gov ernor without doubt will sign the Judicial bill. With the evidence to be laii before hira of local judgment as to the various as pirants, he cannot make a mistake in his (elections. PITTSUTjRG's BILLS PASSED. Three of the bills framed to get Pittsburg out ot its dilemma passed the Senate yester day. We understand them to be the cura tive street act, the general street bill and the amendment to the city charter. The first two measures have been care fully framed, and with few exceptions represent the wishes of the citizens and hold out the best hope for the future avoidance of recent complications. The same could be said, in the main, lor the charier amend ment, if it did not include that indiscreet, unexplained and unconstitutional provision for issuing certificates of indebtedness with out a vote of the people. The bills now go to the Governor. If they run that gauntlet they should be promptly subjected to a test before the courts. When they have undergone both Pittsburg may know where she stands better than she does now. CENTRAL SCHOOL CONTROL. There is interest, if not instruction, in the activity .and unanimity with which the Philadelphia papers are urging the hill pending in the Legislature to abolish sec tional school boards and concentrate control of the schools in a central board or depart ment of education. As the sectional boards in Philadelphia closely correspond to our ward or district boards the arguments which apply to Philadelphia would seem, if they are valid, to fit Pittsburg pretty well. It is asserted in Philadelphia that the sectional boards "introduce politics into ,tv education," "waste money," "prevent reforms" and "lower the standard of teach ing." Another journal asserts that the local boards "quarrel over the scrub women, the janitors and the patronage;" while "some of the wards are well supplied with schools others cannot accommodate all the children owing to the senseless system of subordinating education toward and pre cinct politics." That the concentration of school control for a laree city in the hands of a central authority would ordinarily take it out of politics is doubtful to say the least It Is possible to contend that the localization of school control has the sole virtue of remov iugit from political influences that surround organizations governing an entire city. The bill proposes to accomplish that end by vesting the appointment of the Central , Board iu the hands of the Judges. But, if TLB the tendency to let the Judges appoint boards or commissions goes much further, it will end in placing all government in the hands of the courts, and plunge the bench into politics with all the (unctions that they control. As to the differences between wards, it is a question whether the extreme degree of local self-government established in this case does not exert a beneficial influ ence, in giving the ward that takes care to elect good men and spend money on it schools better results than those which will not. However, the Philadelphia Opinion is very strongly to the effect that the schools will be improved by centralizing their con trol. But if that is so in Philadelphia why should it not be true in Pittsburg? What is the logic of enacting one sort of school la for one city and leaving another under a regime praotically condemned by the new policy? DISORDERLY CORPORATIONS. The row which took place in Braddock late Monday nigh.t over the possession of a street by rival street railway companies is a typical illustration of one of the evils of the time. Fortunately, no lives were lost, as has been the case in some of the petty wars carried on in the past between railways and natural gas companies. Two street railways claimed the right to occupy a certain portion of the street, on which one had already laid its track. It ought not to be difficult to have the question of law decided by peaceable and legal methods. Indeed, our enlightened system of law oughtto be able to perceive that no property right could be granted to one cor poration in a public street But either the settlement of the question by law or the recognition of equal rights in streets did not consort with corporate policy. Tne regular corporate method wa.s for one of the dis putants to go out with a force ol men and tear up the other's tracks. . Of course, the other side interfered. In this case the of ficers of the law ordered the cessation of hostilities; but obedience to the law is equally remote from 'this method of proced ure. There is nothing unusual in the Brad dock illustration of this method of carrying the corporate will tit et armi. Indeed.it was a rather mild case of the not uncommon cor porate warfare. But what reason have the men who control the corporations to expect that laboring men will conduct their dis putes with strict respect for order, when the corporate favorites of legislation deliberately take the law in their hands? How can the law pnnish ignorant Poles for attacking and injuring coke works when organized capital does practically the same thing by tearing up the property of their rivals, and go en tirely unpunished? If this is to be a government by law, it should be made plain that whoever takes the law into his own hands will be sent to prison. The men who commit such acts of disorder as representatives of capital should be made the first examples. UNTIMELY FRIGIDITY, That indefinite and unreliable phenome non of the weather classified as "the May cold spell" put itself in evidence Monday evening and stayed with us in all its rigors yesterday. It was emphasized by the pre vious rapid advance apparently toward summer by the boisterous winds, and by the disappointment involved in the previous smooth but unverified predictions of the Signal Service in the form of "stationary temperature." The point of great interest in connection with this abrupt change of temperature a point dangerously close to freezing is its effect on the budding fruit Most experts in the frnit line claim that the heretofore disguised blessing of dryness has prevented destruction of the buds. But with the ther mometer going down each night into the thirties, those who have placed their hopes on an abundant supply this year will breathe a deep sigh of relief if the cold wave passes without severe damage to most varieties of fruit. While we are awaiting the decision of this important matter, it remains to com ment on the fact that the weather, as here tofore, is beyond prescience. Besides the slip of the Signal Service already alluded to, we were told that a wave of 90-degree temperature was about starting from Dako ta. The contrast between that and the frosts which actually came is a bitter one. A CHARGE OF CORRUPTION. A disturbing picture of political corrup tion is drawn by a special account of the primary election just hfld in Lancaster for the nomination of a Judgesbip.-published in the Philadelphia Timet. That journal may be discredited as an organ of the oppo sition, but its information with regard to Lancaster politics is so close at hand that its assertion cannot be utterly ignored. It states that the nomination of the can didate for Judge, who wilt probably be elected, is generally admitted "to bave been dependent on the purchased and pur chasable votes." Ten thousand dollars is the sum stated to have been used. Of the 16,000 votes cast, 5,000 are estimated as the number snbject to corrupt influences. "Funds were placed in every election dis trict," says this account, "with the undis guised purpose of buying up floaters." and, "from $1 to 57 per head was paid for votes." Such assertions as these in the interest of party reputation or public honesty should not go unnoticed. It is bad enough to have other elections controlled by corruption; but when it comes to the selection of Judges it undermines everything that should be preserved for the security of popular .gov ernment When Judges are selected by corrupt means tbey cannot long hold them selves above corruption; and when the bench is both chosen and controlled by cor rupt influences, there is no guarantee left for honesty or justice in our government. If this impeachment of the politics of Lancaster is a falsehood it should be ex posed as such by unmistakeable proof as a vindication of that Republican county. If it is true, the men who were engaged in cor rupting the people and defiling the bench shonld be shown in their true light and sub jected to the penalty of losing political in fluence for the rest of their lives. In anstveb to the assertion of a cham pion or Governor-Senator Hill, that be Is not drawing a salary from the United States, the Philadelphia Inquirer veryi cogently says: "The money is piling up, and it Is his any mo ment be calls lor it Should he die his heirs would bo entitled to the money already due as United States Senator. Therefore, practically, Governor-Senator Hill is doing exactly what The Inquirer said he was doing drawing a salary at both ends." The esteemed Inquirer conld only have improved the statement by the remark that it applied equally to the case of Congressman-Senator Robinson of onr own State. Robinson has let Hill get ahead of blm in the matter of starting a candidacy for elec tion to something else; but we have hopes that he will yet prove bis ability .to keep up the Pennsylvania end. The President tells the Californians that their cordiality is more exhilarating than their wines. This casts sneb a doubt upon the ability of the California wines at that New fork ban quet to produce the enthused condition re ported o the closing ceremonies that we are compelled to believe the native beverages sup plied on that occasion were the potent but democratic sort contribued by Kentucky. These was a great to-do a few years ago about the possession of the Caroline Islands, and when Pope Leo awarded them to Spain it was considered a victory for that Government. Bnt subsequent events justify a doubt whether Spain did not capture a white elephant The islands bave been In a state of chronic rebel lion. The natives bave killed the Spanish Gov ernor at one time, defeated the troops sent to subdue them at another, and the last news Is the repulse nf a Spanish landing party with heavy loss. Our European friends are in a lair way to learn that the policy of gobbling uncon sidered trifles or territory wherever tneyare found may prove rather expensive. The "adjournment of that election of a Workhouse Superintendent has bad the un usual Tesnlt of producing a dearth of candi dates. One of them has got a position else where, and another has declared himself ont of the race. If the present political mortality keeps on the final choice mil be Hobson's. "A manufacturer at Locust Point or Curtis Bay who should And out that he was burmmr SO per cent more fuel in his boilers than would bo necessary under other condi tions to prodnce the desired power would make any change and run the risk of large expense to save the single increment of fuel in the cost of manufacture," remarks a Baltimore cotam porary. It does seem as if that would be the self-evident policy. Yet there is a larce sumuer of people owning coal-burning plants In Pittsburg who koep on wasting their thirty to fifty per cept of fuel apparently for the pleasure of pouring out smoke upon the vicin age. The last high moral stand iu Chicago is very rigidly to the effect that no one shall do any gambling in that city of less size than nve-thonsand-bushel flyers on wheat and corn. There is a reported overflow of horror in the aristocratic circles of England over the fact that Tennyson is earning money by selling the mils from bis Isle of Wight estate. The horror is increased by the statement that be has bis name blazoned on the side of his milk carts. Sensible people see nothing more honorable or useful than selling good milk to the people who need it. As 'to the fitness of thlngs,wbat can be more in harmony with tne repntation of the retired poet than the pastoral occupation of f urnisbing to humanity the production of the rural herds? The latest summary of Marion Manor's feat is that she has perpetrated bigamy iifhe United States and matrimony in England, and that it It hard to tell which is worst. The failure of Mr. Jesse H. Lippincott, whose long business career in this city ranks blm as still more than half a Pittsbnrger, was a surprise to bis many friends. It is mado clear by explanations that the unfortunate result is due to Mr. Lippincott's faith in the future of the phonograph and graphophone and to his ill-health, which prevented bim from properly pushing those inventions. Citizens generally will join in hoping for a recovery of Air. Lippin cott's health, in which case his energy and tal ents will ensure the full retrieval of bis for tunes. The cold winds and clouds of dust during h e past few days justify a suspicion that May has made a mistake In the calendar and imag ines it is March. It is related that McHale, the author of the antl-tlghts bill in Minnesota, has bad bis life made miserable lately by the receipt ot anonymous missives, presents bearing the shapes which be attacked and chromos and lithographs without number. This is alluded to as a joke upon McHale, but it is rather an indictment ot the people who do that sort of thing. A man may be a good deal of a fool, but those who persecute him anonymonsly are not only fools, but very discreditable spe cies of coward and sneak as welt Jack Frost Is a less noisy but not less effective fruit crop destroyer tban the peach crop Har. An Eastern farmer writes to the New York Sun antagonizing the choice of the golden-rod as a national flower, because it-is a noxious weed, choking out grass and invading cultivated fields. If the choice was made from the utilita rian standpoint this argument might be effec tive, but tbe contrary la tne case. The farmer who bates tbe golden-rod as a weed should, however, find a compensation lu tbe choice from the expectation that the plant may thus attain a popularity that will give it actual value as a product. ' PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT. An old sweetheart of John C. Calhoun is living at the age of 81 in the home foraged gentlewomen at Washington. Ex-President Cleveland will visit Buffalo, bis old home, next Sunday. He is booked for several speeches before gatherings there. Prof. Eissenwelleb, of Geissen, claims to have discovered tbe bacteria which produces baldness by destroying the roots of tbe hair. Mrs. Cleveland, while attending to the arrangement of her summer borne at Bnzzard's Bay, will be the guest of Mrs. J oseph Jefferson. Sib John A. Macdonald is the Abra ham Lincoln of Canada. The stories attrlbutal to bim smack of the Llncolnisms so dear to Americans. The Hon. Cecil J. Ehodes, the Premier of Cape Colony, has tbe face of a Caesar, the ambition of a Loyola, and the wealth of a Croesus. He is American in bis idea, Ex-Governor Thomas Crittenden, wbo was stricken with an attack of apoplexy at Kansas City, is reported to be much better, and strong hopes of bis recovery are enter tained. IT isaid that Minister Blair went out of tbe United States Senate poorer than when be entered it. He was offered a Federal judge ship in tbe "New Hampshire circuit, but re fused to accept it because he was in debt. EX-MINISTER Taft, who is ill in'Cali fornia, rested easier Monday night and par took of some nourishment in the early part of tbe evening. His chances are more favorable for recovery, as the hemorrhage has been stopped.. Senator Stanford, it is said,- hes de cided to undertake to manufacture cham- pagne on bis big vineyard in Tehama county. He bas hired a French champagne expert from Lyons, who will have charge of all ex periments. Fqllowtng upon the death of the Arch bishop of York from influenza comes the an nouncement that three members of tbe family of the Archbishop of Canterbury, tbe Most ReV. Edmund White Benson, D. 1 are pros trated with the disease. A daughter of Congressman Breckin ridge, of Kentucky, who graduated with honors at Wellesley several years ago, .has now taken up the study of law in ber father's office, having in tbe meantime taught geometry and algebra In a Washington school. 'Horace A. Chilton who, by appoint ment, succeeds Senator Reagan, of Texas, in the United States Senate, is a very successful young lawyer, now in his STth year. At the Democratic' State Convention last summer he nominated .General Hogg for Governor. He Is the first native born Texan to wear the toga. IT is positively stated at Washington that Associate Justices Field and Bradley, Doth of whom have passed the age which en titles them to retire on full pay, will resign in October, when the Supreme Court will resume the hearing of oral arguments. Mr. Edmunds, it Is believed, will succeed Justice Bradley, and some Western jurist will bo chosen to suc ceed Justice Field. Ilo'd Heep AU Three. Washington Pott.: Tbe public would like to know whether or not David Bennett Hill wonld let 'go of the Governorship and the Benatorsblp should he be elected to the Presidency, ANOTHER BLOW AT BRIGGS. Pittsburg Presbytery Overtures the Gen eral Assembly In the Matter Asked to Withhold Its Approval-Regular Rontlno That Occupied the Day. Dr. Briggs' alleged heresy received another blow yesterday from tbe Pittsburg Presbytery. The session of that body was held at the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, East End, yes terday. The main feature was tbe passage of a resolution asking the General Assembly to withhold its approval of tbe appointment of Dr. Briggsto tbe chair of Biblical theology in tne Union Theological Seminary. .The matter was brought up by Secretary Beaeom, who read tbe following resolution: WuiitEAS, Ihe Kev. Charles A. Brlprs. D. D., on the occasion of his Installation In tbe chair of Biblical theology In the Union 'theological seminary, jrave exnresslon to certain views which many regard as contrary to the word or Ood and the Westminster confession or faith: therelore Resolved, Mrst, that this Presbytery respect fully overtures the general assembly to withhold Its approval from the induction ot Dr. Briggs in the chair of Biblical theology in tuo Union Theo logical seminary. ltesulved, second, that tbo assembly bo re quested to take such action as lu Its ludgment may seem best to counteract the harmful utter ances ot Dr. Hrlggs, especially those found in his Inaugural address. '1 Uo reauiug caused a furore In tbe assembly. It will birreiuembered that The Dispatch ex clusively primed tbe announcement of the alleged heresy in which Dr. Briggs took occa sion to question tbe authority of tbe Scriptures, as well as the physical resurrection of Christ anu tne inspiration oi tne unuup ui iub apos tles. A Question for the General Assembly. Kev. DeWitt EL Benbam thought .it was a question for tbe General Assembly, and (he Pittsburg Presbytery ought not to interfere. Iter. Dr. Beaeom defended tbe resolutions. He said he had studied tbe matter carefully, and as ho understood it an Investigation bad already been commenced in the New York Presbytery. The speaker said Dr. Briggs' ut terances were doing a great deal of injury, as men of the world had seized upon and used them in delense of their own sinful beliefs. Rev. Dr. Kirk said: Asa presbytery, we have no authority to enter into an investigation of the cbargeB against Dr. Briggs. It wonld be wise, X think, for us to overture tbe New York Prebytery for tnll investigation. Some pres byteries bave already gone too far in this mat ter. The general assembly can be relied upon to perform its duty. Already great barm bas been done by tbe secular newspapers holding Dr. Briggs and his declarations up as a guide la the interpretation of Scriptural teachings. Let us not add to the harm already done. Leave tbe question of Dr. Briggs' gnilt or innocence with the general assembly and all will be well. Rev. Dr. Wycoff said ihai other ministers hold views simila- to those expressed by Dr. Briggs, and suggested tbat other investigations could be made with propriety and safety. Rev. Dr. Benham again stated that he ob jected to the resolutions as they were an abso lute denunciation of Dr. Briggs. Elder S. R. Duncan, who is Superintendent of tbe Allegheny County Light Company, de clared a great many emlneut divines held the same opinion. He suggested conservatism in the matter. He believed the General Assembly alone should dispose of the case. ' In this he was ably seconded by Colonel W. A. Herron. AU of the Sialics Cut Out. Rev. Dr. Holmes then moved tbat tbe matter be referred to a committee of five, and after considerable discussion his motion was adopted. The committee appointed consisted of Messrs. Beaeom, Holmes, Drs. Istlte, Ren sbaw and Wlghtman. Late in tbe afternoon tbe committee reported the resolution as follows: Whireas, Tbe Kev. Charles A. Briggs, D. D., on tbe occasion of his Installation in the chair of Biblical Theology, gave utterance to opinions which are contrary to the Word of God and the teaching of the beliefs of tbe Westminster Con Icsslon; therelore, belt Resolved, That this Presbytery overture tho General Assembly to withhold the approval of tbe appointment of Dr. Briggs to tbe chair of Biblical Iheology iu the Union Ibeologlcal Seminary of New York. Approved of the New Bellefleld Pastor. The resolution was adopted as read. Among tbe routine proceedings of the morning session was the examination of James Donehoo, a son of tho noted Rev. K. R. Donehoo. an'd also the confirmation of tbe call of tbe Bellefleld Church to Rev. Henry T. MoClelland. Ihe Presbytery reconsidered tbe proposed change In the standing rules concerning tbe preaching ot the sermon at tbe opening of the meeting of the Presbytery. Tbe subject caused considerable discussion and was finally lot. The report of the trustees of tbe Presbytery was read and accepted, and a resolution was adopted instructing the trustees to sell tbe Property in the Tenth ward willed to the Pres ytery by James Jones. The pastoral relations between tbe church of Hebron and Rev. J. C. Young were dissolved, and Rev. Mr. Young was instructed to preach tbe sermon next Sunday and declare the pulpit vacant. Tbe Session of Falrvlew was given leave to employ Mr. J. L. Roemer. of the Presbytery of Washington, for one year. Tbe call from tbe congregation of Ingram for the services of licentiate James B. Hill was placed in his bands and accepted. Tbe Committee on Examination examined Messrs. Sutherland, Hill and Gross, candi dates for the ministry, after which an adjourn ment Was taken nntll the eveninc Last night's session consisted of the admis sion of live students "to the ministry. Tbe students were J. B. Hill, who takes charge of tbe Ingram Church: S. H. Graves, who goes as a missionary to India, and L. O. Sutherland, who is to do missionary -nrk in the West. The services were opened by xtav. Dr. Scoville, of tbe Wooster, O.. University, wbo delivered tbe sermon and the services incident to the ordination were oonducted by Rev. G. N. Chrlfant and Rev. Mr. McClelland, of tbe Western Theological Seminary. The members of the Presbytery were present and took part in tbe ordination. PEOHIBITIOff TEAT PS0HIB1TS. A Most Stringent Liquor Law Now in Force in Maine. rSFECIAX. TELEGBAU TO TBS DISPATOrM Augusta, May 6. The rum traffic in the State of Maine passed this week from a con dition of thrift under prohibition that didn't prohibit, into the jurisdiction of law with more fangs in it for tbe violator than even Neal Dow in bis most sanguine moments could bave ex pected. The last Legislature passed a law which contained measures so drastic that the lawmakers themselves did not realize what tbey had done. Under it, tbe rumsellor, b? be druggist or pocket seller, is almost sure of conviction, and no discretion as to punishment is left with tbe conrt. Anyone convicted ot selling liquor tor tbe first offense will have to CO to jail tor 60 days, and in addition pay a fine of S10U. Holding a United States license and having liquor on tbe premises will be evidence sufficient for conviction. Habitual drinkers will riot be allowed to sit on tbe jury. Even the most skilled lawyers in tbe State are unable to find loopholes in the statute. The effect was most apparent all over tbe State on Monday, the day on which the law went into eifeot. Men who bave successfully defied tbe law heretofore closed their places. Express companies bave issued rigorous in structions to their agents, as under tbe new law, SoOO fine and one year's imprisonment ia the penalty prescribed for knowingly bnngine liquor into tbe State for illegal tale, and the knowledge of any employe is taken as knowl edge of tbe company. The drugstores have re moved their stock of -liquor. Hotels have closed tbeir bars and are forming combinations to raise tbeir rates, much to the disgust ot tbe traveling public FE0ST AND SHOW. Great Damage to Fruits and Grain AU Over the North. Buffalo, May 6. The coldest temperature recorded here for this season of. tbe year since 1871 prevailed here last nigbt and to-day. The lowest thermometer was 28.V9 this morAlng just before daybreak. Ice formed from one-fourth to one-ualf an inch In thickness. It is believed much damage bas been none to fruit trees and vegetables in this city. At Lockport tbo thermometer went below tbe freeziug point, and a little flurry of snow occurred this morning. Heavy frost and a light fall of snow is reported in Vermont. A dispatch from Kalamazoo, Micb., says ice formed half an inch thick. Frnit and grain in Northern Indiana suffered severely. Melting snow fell yesterday over all of Western Minne sota and most of the Dakotas. JOB AK0THEE YEAR Hocking Valley Machine Miners Deelde to Work for Old Wages. sr-ECIAI, TELIOKAM TO THE DISFATOtI.1 Columbus, May fi, Word has been received at tbe office of the United Mine Workers from the Hocking Valley coal field tbat tbe machine mlntra of tbe new Pittsburg mine, at a meet ing, agreed to work for anotuer year at tbe old price for machine work. AH01HEB JOB FOB DEPEW. W. Statue to G-enernl Grant to Be Unveiled at His Old-Homo. QniCAOO, May 5. Tho statue of General Grant to be presented to the city of Galena by H. H.,Kohlsaat, of Chicago, at tho opening of Grant Park Is to be unveiled June 3, and Hon. Cbauncey M. Depew will deliver tbe oration. THE TICKEXSOB 1892 V Ex-Congressman Ctnnle Thinks Gorman Would Bun Like Race Horse. CFBOM A STAFF COBBTSPONDBNT.1 Washington, May & Ex-Bepreientatives Clnnle, Democrat, of Califorhia, and Farqnhar, Republican, of New York, were in conversa tion with a number of .friends" at an np-town hotel this morning. The tariff, the Italian question and other matters of national and In ternational Importance were, talked about. "It Is my opinion." said Mr. Clunle, "that the Democratic candidate in 1892 will win without much trouble. Tbe Pacific coast will fall Into llnethis time for tbe party of reform and re trenchment." "Thats your opinion," said Mr, Farquuar, "but let me tell you that our party tbe party tbat believes In protecting American industries and floating tbe American flag on tbe high seas will oome out victorious, no maiter wbo they nominate." One of the gentlemen present chimed in and said: "Tbe tickets will be tbe same in 1892 as In 1888-Cleveland and Harrison." "I don't be lieve Cleveland will be nominated," replied Mr. Farquhar, "because I don't believe the Dem ocrats want to riln a man on consolation stake. He's been tried once." "By tbe way.'' put In Mr. Clunle. "Arthur P. Gorman is developing great streneth through out tbe country. While I am for tbe candidate of the party, no matter who be may be, I sin cerely believe that Gurman is tbe strongest man we have. I bave no reason to think thai he is in any sense a candidate for tbe nomina tion, but if I thought he was I would go to work at once for blm. as would otber uood Democrats. Gorman would get every Dem ocratic vote In tbe country and thousands of Independent votes. People like a manly, modest man like Senator Gorman. He would run like a race hor-e." DEMAND POLITICAL EEC0GNITI0N. The Colored Equal Rights Association Holds IU Cincinnati Meeting. Cincinnati. May 5. The American Citizens' Equal Rights Association, composed of colored men, had a convention appointed for tbls city yesterday, but the President, P. B. S. Pinch, buck, was not here, other delegates were absent and tbe meeting. was postponed until to-day. Still Mr. Pinchback did not appear, and a conference of those present was hold and it was decided to elect officers. ' They also adopted a series of resolutions affirming their purpose to secure tbe full and free exercise of every right given them by the Constitution. Tbey entered a protest agsinst the efforts of a few of tbe so-called lenders of tbe race to induce tbe administration to rec ognize them to the exclusion of tbe more progressive class, whose aim It Is to work in tbe interest of the whole people. They also called the attention of the administration to tbe fact that colored men were appointed to office mainly in the South, where tbe only political service colored men can render is to send dele gates to National conventions, and are denied to those in the Northern States, whose votes are necessary to tbe success of either party. The May Festival. Tbe sale of seats for tbe May Music Festival Is getting more rapid every day. Tbe public is beginning to understand that the way to make sure of good seats is to procure them now, and that next week tbe choice will not be as exten sive as it is now. A number of people have been down to Mechanical Hall, to look at tbe auditorium, and tbe result is tbat seats are be ing purchased faster tban ever. Many people wbo went to the festival in 1889 bave unpleas ant recollections bf tbe curved hall, in which a good view of the stage was impossible from many of tbe seats. This year there is no such objection. Tbe hall is perfectly straight, and tbere is actually not one undesirable seat among the whole 4,000. It is a slenlflcant fact that tbo advance sale for the Wagner night (Friday) Is twice as large as for any otber. What Is Needed. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The sort of injunction tbat tbe Chicago World's Fair really needs is an injunction restraining Its officials from fighting each other. PEOPLE WHO COMB AND GO. S. M. Bell, an employe in the recording department of tbe Pension Office, registered at tbe Duquesne yesterday. He is 79 years old and formerly lived in Washington. He went tbere last evening to ms'o arrangements to bave his body cremated in tbo LeMoyne oven after he Is dead. Among those who registered at the Dn qnosne yesterdky were Captain Eubn. of Johnstown; Captain J. H. Fierce, of Green field, Mass., and R. G. Potter, an examiner for a number of New York fire insurance com panies. Coroner McDowell, is expected home to day from Atlantic City, where he went Sunday with bis wife, wbo has been ill for two montbs. Mrs. McDowell will remain at the seashore tor several weeks. ' , Bepresentative M. F. Snndo, of Soranton, and M. C. Aches on, administrator for the estate of John MoKeown at Washington, took break fast at tbe Monongabela House yesterday, Bepresentative Stewart, of Verona, went to Harrlsburg last evening. He thinks the House will be able to adjourn on May 2L Judge White, glad the License Court is over, started for Fortress Monroe, last evening, to brace up for a few weeks. Judge Harry White, of Indiana, and G. C. McNeil, of Akron, are at the Seventh' Av enue Hotel. James Dalzell, of Findlay, and H. E. Cbapln, of Bay City, are stopping at tbe Du quesne. Herman Holmes, traveling passenger agent of the LAW. road, was In the city yes terday. Br. L. A. Bobinson, of Staten Island, and J C. McEinney, of Titnsvllle.are at tbe Ander son. Bev. J. W. Miller and wife, of Leech burg, were at tbe St. Charles Hotel yesterday. H. J. Lawrence, commercial agent for the Lake Shore road, went to Buffalo yesterday. John Trestadlne and wife, of Stockholm, registered at tbe Dnquesce last evening. DEATHS OP A DAY. The Archbishop of York. Right Hon. and Most Kev. William Connor Magee, V. D., Archbishop ot York and Primate ol .England, who had for some time past been ill with influeuza, died yesterday. Dr. Magee suc ceeded to the Archbishopric of York in January of the present vcar. Uls predecessor was the Most ltev. W llllam Thompson. D. D. Obituary Notes. Sexoe Mianiaoa, the Mexican Minister to Home, is dead. judge M. H. Owsley; a Kentucky lawyer and lurlst. died or pneumonia at Lancaster, Ky Mon day morning. Chiep jSngineeb John F. IIijtoiiam died at Nagasaki. Japan. May.t according to a telegram received Monday at the Navy. Department. GEOitQE W. Hull. Grand Chief of Becords or the Independent Order of Red Men in Virginia, died Monday in .Petersburg of blood poisoning, aged 51 years. Dk. W. H. Dolling, one of the most promin ent physicians in the South, and Dean of the Uni versity of Louisville, died yesterday morning. He was 51 years of age. Mas. Elizabeth heid, the mother of Opie P. Held, of tbe Arkantau) Trawler, died .Monday, after a long illness, at her homo In Portland, Tcnn. She was 79 years of age. oaftain William V. Adams died Monday morning at bis late borne In Harrisonvllle, Balti more county, Md., in his 87th year. In early life be followed tbe sea and entered nearly every port on tbe globe. Miss Annie Dean, daughter of ex-Sheriff Ed ward Dean, of Connellsvllle, died yesterday alter noon, after an illness of several months. Ihe de ceased was a young lady of rare mental and pbvsl cal charms, 'ilic funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Friday morning next. Ecwabd D. UtTCKiKQUAM, for many years a piano manufacturer and dealer well kuown throughout Central and Northern New York, was found dead from apoplexy on the floor of bis room, New York, Saturday night last, Hewa3 71 years of age and lived in Uuca. Hon, James l. Angle, late Justice of the Supreme Court of tbe Seventh Judicial district, N ew York, died at bis summer residence in Char lotte, near Kocbester, Monday afternoon. He dropped dead while working in Ins garden. Heart disease Is supposed to bave been tbe cause. Dit. Edwaiid Maynarp, dental surceon and inventor, died In Washington Monday evening of Bright's disease. He had Invented many instru ments used in bis profession, and many of them bave become well known and generallv adopted. He was at one time employed In the Imperial family at St. Petersburg as court dentist. Dr. Maynard patented the breechloadlng Maynard rifle and also a mejhod of converting muzzle loaded arms Into breechloaders. hew rximois legislation. A. Saloon License (Bill Killed, and 81,000, 000 Voted for the Fair. Speinqvield. III., May S. Tho House this morning killed a bill fixing annual saloon license fees In this State at 51.000. Tbe World's Fair bill, appropriating $1,000. DOC and puttiug Its expenditures lutbe bands of tbe State Board of Agriculture, instead of a spoclal commission, was patted to 'first reading by a declsiw majority. - CURIOS OTTHE TOWN, The Eighteenth's Glorious Time Sketches on Hardtack Caricatures ot Weil Known Soldiers The Cold Wave Wei cone Odd Bits of Gossip From Street and Corner, The little military dinner at the Mononga bela on Monday must bave been a heap more enjoyable than such affairs usually are. Tbe reason for tbls, I take it, was tbat there was nothing stiff or formal about it. When tbe 32 officers of tbe gallant Eighteenth were seated about tbe table, each man found on his plate a piece of hardtack on which tbe facile brush of Adjutant Charles Reese bad limned a more or less humorous portrait of thatparticular guest. The hardtack gallery ot beauties was designed to promote tbat fellow-feeling which makes men wondrous kind. It succeeded every fel low felt for tbo next fellow wbo bad been beld up to good-humored laughter. Lots of sketches that get gold frames have not the merit of these little water-color crackers, and it is safe to say tbat bits of hardtack have never been boarded as these will be. Hardtack and High Art. The Rev. Mr. Milligan, the chaplain of the Eighteenth Regiment, easily recognized his portrait, for was be not represented with a Bible nnder his arm? Colonel Norman Smith remembered bis experience as a cavalier, wben be saw "15th Penna Cavalry" on tbe raw-boned steed wblch bis counterfeit bestrode. Tbe pictures of Lieutenant Colonel Rutlege and Ad jutant General McClelland were not carica tures, the only exceptions to tbe rnle. Lieuten ant -jack Reneker, "Handsome Jack," was shown admiring himself In tbe glass. Captain Fenny held a revolver as large as himself and almost as large as the one be carried In the coke campalcn. Major Eay was tbere, followed by faitbfnl 'Me-Too" Imogen, his elephantine mastiff. Lieutenant Doak, tbe toastmaster of the nigbt, was cheered for his arduous task by the sketch representing him before the Quar termaster's ten t at Scottdale issning onions and "hardtack the only rations they got, by tbe way. Judge Advocate George Welsbons carried a buge law Deok. Captain 13os hert was depicted knocking in tbe head of a beer barrel an allusion to a pathetic incident in camp when tbe Captain had to destroy the only keg tbat was smuggled Inside tbe lines during tbe campaign. Captain Awl was shown in bis well-known character of the regimental dude with a collar reaching far above bis ears. Captain Simmons showed np triumphantly riding upon the caboose he captured and used as bis headquarters at Scott dale. Tbe winning ways of Lieutenant Tracy were immortalized in a picture representing bim tugging at a door bell at an aristocratic (?) residence. Major A. J. Logan bobbed np sitting on a fiery untamed mule. Lieutenant Harry Davis was seen figuring out a 16c ration. Major Wiley, M. D., the Eighteenth's surgeon, calmly surveyed the scene from the back ot a bucking broncbo cavorting on a pill-box. Captain Billy Davis was on hand tugging a toy locomotive a reminiscence ot his spoliation of a dinky engine of its bell and headlight during tbe war. The staff officers got roasted as usual. Dr. W. F. Robeson was represented as having just been thrown from his horse, which was seated npon him and laughing at his discomfiture. Ordnance Officer Pearson was touching-off a cannon, and Paymaster McCambs hardly knew himself surrounded with bags of money. Lieu tenant Bennett Graff loomed up in a great shape with a tiny sword, in laughable contrast to bis huge proportions, andLIeatenant Jimmy Bigger was almost lost under an Immense som brero. Every one of the tblrty-two officers had a good laugh at each other's expense, and tben they turned with one accord to see how Adju tant Reese bad treated himself. The artist had not spared himself, for bis hardtack showed a little figure, drawn iu straight lines In the .schoolboy's slate style, with a comical sword in hand. So the laughter started, and It grew and grew as the dinner disappeared and the speak ers fired oratorical salutes. Some of the men had not ceased laughing yesterday. The Cold "Wave Welcome to Him. "I'M MiQnTY glad the cold wave's come," said Mr. Carl Retter yesterday, buttoning up his overcoat, "for It had to come, and I've been expecting it. I was afraid it would wait till tbe May Festival was fairly here, as it did two years ago, bat now I breathe freely, for we're bound to have warm weather now next week. Anyhow, we bave no draughts In tbe Machinery hall like those whlob whistle through the Ex position building, and If it should be chilly tbe big boilers under the hall can be depended upon to keep the audience as warm as they want to be." His Want Was Small. A gentleman from the rural districts banded In a small want advertisement at The Dispatch office yesterday and remarked: "I guess I'd like that printed in red ink it'll show up better, don't you thlnkr" Bnt he conclnded plain, every-day. black ink wonld do before be left. Not That Kind of Cooler. A BABCOCK fire extinguisher stands in the corner of a downtown office, but If people keep on mistaking it for a water cooler tbe lurid safeguard will have to go or a clerk will bave to be employed to explain and apologize to ccstomers who get into altercation with it. Heroes of '76. Something a good deal out of the ordinary run of entertainments is set down for Sewick leyans on Thursday night of this week. It Is a patriotic cantata entitled "The Heroes of '7B." which a large company of Sewickley amateurs intend giving in the little opera bouse down there for tbe benefit of tbe Ladie3' Aid Society of tbe M. E. Church. The company bas been in active rehearsal for weeks. Tbe chorus numbers 40 of the best voices in tbe Valley and the following are the principals: Messrs. W. W. Whitesell, Dr. R. H, L Naylor, T. 3. Smith, R. P. Nevin, Jr., George W. Gray and Robert Cunningham, and Mrs. J. Sharpe McDonald, Miss Marlon Gaston and Miss Gaston. Mrs. Naylor will be tbe accompanylst and tbe can tata will be produced under tbe direction of J. S. Rosensteel. But tbe performance would not be awaited with half tbo interest as is tbe case if it were not for tbe fact that costumes of a truly gorgeous character have been prepared with the assistance uf Mr. L. A. Miller. So Sewickley is looking forward to tbe revelations of Thursday with no little curiosity. A PAIR OF SPECTACLES. A Very Clever Play Well Done by the Madi son Square Company. Sydnoy Grundy's charming comedy, "A Pair of Spectacles," was acted with wonderful art Dy tbe Madison Square Theater last night The play is not perfect, perhaps, out it is far and away tbe most graceful of the lighter com edies that tbe last decade has given us. It tells the story of a benevolent old man wbo Is for a time persuaded by an ill-conditioned brother to dnubt bis fellow men and stifle the instincts of a generous heart. The change is cleverly outlined and sketched in, and its results are superbly humorous. Mr. J. H. Stoddart played the benevolent hero with the delicacy and truth of a Jefferson. The chief cbarm of tbe play was Mr. Stoddart's work. Very slightly less artis tic was tbe work of Mr. Holland lnlbe role of tbe hard, close-fisted brother from Sheffield. The work Is to a great extent In the bands of these two men, and to their efforts alone almost was dne tbe continuous langbter and applause which marked the progress of the play. In saying tbls we do not wish to depre ciate tbe performance of tbe rest of tbe com pany, tor every character was filled eapably and so as to produce a perfectly harmonious picture. Maurice Barrymore played tbe rather preachy title rolo In tbe little curtain-raiser. "A Man of the World." wblch preceded the comedy, with a good deal Of manly grace. This afternoon 'Captain Swift" will bo given at tbe regular family matinee. To-night "Saints and Sin ners." A Queer Trick. Tbe audience at tbe Grand Opera House last night numbered about 800 people downstairs and perhaps a larger number npstairs. All the same, tbe management deemed it necessary to put nut tbo "Standing Room Only" signs to re inforce the drawing powers ot tbe peculiar play which Is belug performed at tbat theater. C0E0NER M'DOWELL H0K0BED. Atlantic City Officials Entertain Him at a Uuuquet. KrICIAL TILXO BAM TO TUB DISPATCR.1 Atlantic CITY, May 6 Coroner Heber Mc Dowell, ot Pittsburg, was handsomely enter tained at a banquet here to-night at Kuebnles hotel by members of city couni.il and citizens. It was In recognition of corulal entertainment of tbe councllmen and others wbo visited Pitts burg a yearazo. Tbe collation was of an elaborate nature and the oratory ot exceptional excellence. About 40 covers were laid, add a more enjoyable occa sion has not been bad la tbls city during tbe sprjpgseaion. W'l' "p-viny, . SOCIETY m MAYTIMB. The Musical Association's Concert and Other Entertainments. Honors were won, laurels of victory worn and credit deservedly acquired by all wbopartlcl pated in tbe roncert given last evening In Car negie Hall by the Allegheny Musical Assocla tion. Director W. A. Lafferty exercised the functions of conductor with admirable skill. and with tbe chorus and' John A.Bell. as ac companist, confederating in perfect support, "oiled smoothness" would correctly character ize tne satisfactory manner in wblch was car ried through tbe splendid programme of enter tainment. The chorus work was well done. Tbere was no hesitation on tbe part of tbe singers. All showed by tbeir readiness and perfect familiarity with the music tbat much study and painstaking were required to pro duce such pleasing results. Tbe singing was strong; but, possibly, toe weights on the voice of one of tbe tenors might have relieved tbe almost solo-like propensity developed by his ambitious efforts to lead bis associates. The soloists all did exceptionally well, only In tbe rendition of the cantata "Hero and Leander" Dr. Carl Martin evidently considereditquiteun necessarv to sing Leanaer's "Good Nigbt" to tbe fair Hero, apostate priestess of Venus, for tbat patbetic little solo was skipped, and tbe lover took up bis apostoDhy 'o bis love, in which be told ber bis soul'"floIs" a mere acci dent ot pronunciation. In tbe "Hymn to Adonis," an abbreviated paraphrase of Bion's version of tbe same as actually sung at tbe Feast of Adonis, Miss Bertba M. Kaederly,as soprano, made her audi ence appreciate the excellence of her effort; and tbe chorus, both in tbe woful and joyous refrains, sang wltb very clear understanding of tbe sentiment of tbe lines. Miss Mamie Reuck, as violinist, played with sucb nicety and skill tbat sbe received encores, given her as justlv conferred rewards fr merit. Her numbers included DeBerlot's "Scene de Ballet" and an andante bySpobr. Schumann's' soldier song of tbe Kaiser's army, "Tbe Two Grenadiers," was given with snch lire and soirit by Dr. Martin that be responded by singing "Ignis Fatuus" somewhat old, but always ap preciated. He also sang Bohin's "Still as the Night" and Corlssimi's "Vettorla." Miss Kaederly's numbers were Hansel's "Wach auf Saturnlx" Grieg's "Solvejgi Song" and Rubensteln's "Klinge, Kllnge, Mien Pan dero." Abt's duet, "What Makes the Spring," by Miss Kaederly and Dr.Martln.was not taken as a slap at tbe present weather, and was most enjoyable. Carl Walter's chorus, "Daybreak," was tbe concluding number, sung by the asso ciation. The Lady Managers of tbe Protestant Home for Incurables, met yesterday afternoon and perfected arrangements for tbe reception and donation to be beld to-morrow afternoon at tbe Home. The year past has been an espe-- ciauy trying one to tne lauieson account oi tne great amount of epidemic sickness, and tbe numeroustteatbs which has greatly Increased, tbeir expenses and lightened tbe balance in tbe treasury alarmingly. Hence a special appeal is made to tbe nublic for generous donations of money, drygoods, groceries. Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. Lyons, and Miss Howard will bave charge of tbe refreshments to-morrow, and tbey will be of the daintiest order imaginable. Mrs. Nor man Smith, Mrs. Book, and Miss Mary McCandless will constitute the reception com mittee, and hopes to be kept very busy. Tbe reception committee will be composed of Miss Arbuckle. Mrs. C. Dravo, Mrs. Et Dravo, Miss K Darlington, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Kein, Mrs. McClure, Mrs. Miller. Mrs. McCargo, Miss Pusey, Miss Pressly, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Patter son. Miss B. Ralston, Mrs. E. Sawyer, Mrs. G. K. Stevenson, Mrs. C. Scaife, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. J. Walker. Stkanoe, but tbe Pittsburg Health Associa tion begins active labor as a foreign instead of a home missionary society. It held a meeting yesterday morning in the Mercantile Library parlor, and decided to Immediately petition for tbe daily cleansing ot tbe Allegheny Market House, which has, however, been long noted for its cleanliness. Tbe Chief of tbe Depart ment of Public Works is now probably in re ceipt of tbe first official document sent out by tbe association, bearing tbe names of the Ex ecutive Committee and tbe members. A free garbage system was discussed by tbe organiza tion. Tbe subject will receive further consid eration before-being recommended to the au thorities. The membership of the club has reached 222. The residence of Captain J. W. Batchelor.on Summerlea street; East End, was aglow with tbe torch ot hymen last evening.'wben bis daughter, Mrs. Laura E. Fulton, was nnlted in marriage to Mr. Robert McGowan, ot Stenben ville. The ceremony took place at 7 o'clock. Rev. J. P. E. Kumler officiated. Only the rela tives and immediate friends of tbe families witnessed the ceremony. The bride is tbe widow of the late William S. Fulton, a former pastor of tbe U. P. Church on Seneca street, and a charming lady. Tbe groom is a well known and bigbly-respected huslness man of Steubenville, where a cozy borne awaits tbeir occupancy. A California tour will be taken by Mr. and Mrs. McGowan. The pretty little suburb of Sewickley Is suf fering just now from a combined attack of the grip, French and Delsarte. with symptoms of fencing. Tbe grip became visible some weeks ago, nut was of a very desultory nature com pared with tbe epidemic raginc at present. French was Introduced at tbe residence of Mrs. Graff by a coterie ol young people. Its list of victims lengthens each day, and It is considered exceedingly contagious. "Delsarte nas invested Choral Hall, and a number of the Sewickley Dramatic Club members aro exerting them selves to investigate its many phases. In the" investigation Prof. Byron W. King lends valua ble assistance twice a week. St. Joseph's Church, of Sbarpsburg, was tbe scene last evening of a brilliant wedding, tbe bride being Miss Annie Barton, daughter of Joseph Barton, Esq., and 31 r. James Lowry, a nephew of Mr. Lowry tbe mechanical engi neer. Rev. Father George S. Grace was the officiating clergyman, and a long line of at tendants was a feature of tbe affair. A wed ding dinner at the borne of tbe bride preceded tbe departure of the young rouple for Cincin nati, where tbey will spond their honeymoon. Mas. Bybon- W. Kino, wno has, with her two interesting children, been spending the past month in Sherman, N. Y., will retnrn to tbe city tbe latter part of the week. Mrs.King is a clever and pleasing elocutionist, but of late has seldom appeared at entertainments. Sbe will, however, assist Prof. King on tbe evening of tbe 22d at Curry Hall, wben tbeir united efforts will form the closing entertainment of an elocutionary series given there this winter. Railroad fare, supper, nigot's lodging, breaKf ast, luncheon ana lots of fun. all for the small sum of SB, Is a programme outlined by tbe Woman's Club for a June excursion to Altoona. Tbe same was outlined last year but did not materialize, tbe prospects this spring, however, are that tbe plans will be carried ont, A special car will transfer tbe club to and from Altoona, and tbe day will be spent in mountain rambles, on horseback and afoot. All tbe girls of Mount Deshontle College, at Beaver Falls, aro bavins ne.v frocks made, and they will prcsent-a bewildering picture of daintiness and beauty on tbe IStb of tbls month when tbey celebrate their annual May party. Dancing and lunebcon, lawn tennis and a mul titude ot sports will be Indulged in by the maidens. Miss Sadie Levy, of tbe Southslde, was married last evening to Charles Spandau at tbo Schlosser Hotel. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Salllnger. A banquet was served for the gursts. and at midnight tbe happy couple left for a bridal trip through Eastern citle?. The presents were numerous and elaborate. Social Chatter. Miss Jane Holmes is spending a few days in New York and Atlantic City. The last of the series of eucbre parties will be given at tbe Linden Club House Friday evening. Miss Finley, a very pleasing young lady of St. Paul. Mmn Is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. McCollougb. A May concert and festival was held last evening In the Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, on Arthur street. The Bethesda Home directors held their regular monthly meeting yesterday afternoon ontbe day of their first anniversary. MBS. C. 1,'Wade yesterday extended to the Woman's Club an invitation to hold, its last June meeting at her lovely Edgewood home. The Christian Endeavor Society of tbe Sec ond Presbyterian Church dined at the church last evening, and combined business with sociability. B. C. Chbisty gave tbe License Court re porters on the dally press a banquet at tbe Onquesno last evening. About six of tbe boys were present, and tbey enjoyed It. Mrs. Max Beceeb and daughter, Miss Min nie, will leave this morning for Steubenville. where they will spend the day wltb Baroness Lagerfelt, returning tbls evening with Miss Hettie Johnson, of Cincinnati, a yonng lady of decided beauty and engaging manners, wbo will visit at the Becker home, on Ellsworth ave nue, for some days. THE Woman's Clnb, of Orange.requestt lh pleasure of jour oumpany at the residence nf Mrs. Tlmmia A. Edison. Llewellyn 'Park. Orange, Wednesday, May 20,1891, at 1 o'clock," Is tbe text of a prettily-engraved Invitation re delved yesterday by Mrs. C. I. Wade, wbo will represent the Woman's1 Club, ot this city, is the convention of dubs at Orange. CURIOUS condensations; What Is said to be a pure white eaglo has been captured iu Illinois. Tbe first complete translation of the Bible into English was effected by John Wycllf In 1380. v Between 1535 and 1539 four separate versions of the Bible were put before, Englis h readers. In tbe old Boman days the feet of tbe bride and bridegroom were washed after the wedding ceremony; The reformed code of Italy forbids girls to marry under 15. but most of them feel the torments of love at 12. In the West Indies fireflies are caught In dark rooms and used as lamps by which their captors find tba match box. Within the Antarctic circle there has never been found a flowering plant. In the Arctic regions there are 762 different species ol floivets. A lady naturalist has demonstrated that moles are not entirely camlverous by starving one nntll It ate oatmeal, on which diet it afterward subsisted. A New York man. who had been. kicked by a horse and but slightly injured,sued bUOUTVIJOi UL bUtf (,11111141 1U UV,VW, iliU 4DWUV- ered a verdict of 3,500 recently. Dr. Mathews, who has been studying suicide, finds that it pertains exclusively to civilized countries, and increases in accordance with the degree of civilization. The first French settlers who landed at Montreal caught multitudes of fireflies and tied them in shining festoons before the altar where tbe blessed sacrament was being celebrated. In Winnipeg they ask $20 a foot less for a corner lot than for an' inside one, because it costs so much to clear off tbe snow In winter around corner lota tbat people don't prefer them. For the first time in years tbe doors of the Pitt county, N. C, jail were left wide opea last week. The term ot the last prisoner con fined tbere had expired and there were no new arrivals. England is exporting butter from New Zealand. The butter Is found to keep per fectly sweet If packed in quantities of 58 pounds and npward, and kept at a temperature not greater than p45. "A German labor editor was fined recently for publishing tbe list of workmen killed in a mine disaster alongside of the amount distributed as dividends among the owners of the mines. When a piece of ice taken in July from an icehouse filled tbe previous December melted a little fish was found swimming merrily about in tbe water. A correspondent of Nature vouches for this fish story. German railways now aggregate 24,600 miles and employ 12,620 locomotives. 26,008 pas senger cars. 556,851 freight cars and 613.000 officials and other employes. In 1890 there were 3,088 accidents of all kinds. Swiss soldiers are hereafter to be pro video; with a pocket knifo with four blades, which, besides rendering ordinary service, is to do occasional duty as a ramrod to the new rifle, and as an opener to tinned provisions. The largest grapevine in the world is tbat growing at Oys, Portngal, which has been bearing since 1802. Its maximum yield was In 1881, In which year It produced a sufficient quantity of grapes to make 165 gallons ot wine. In some parts of Cornwall it is con sidered unlucky to bave any washlSg done In the house between Christmas and New Year's Day, the superstitious believing tbat If a wash ins takes place some of tbe family will be washed ont of life. A man walked into a Lowell, Mass., barroom last week, bonght 25 cents worth of clears and offered a S 1,000 bill In payment. He was somewhat taken aback wben tbe saloon keeper pocketed the bill and counted out for change 999 75 in silver. French scientists are puzzling over a spider which was discovered in a cavity in a stone. It Is estimated that tbe stone must be 4,000 years old: tbls notwithstanding, however, the spider is quite lively and very youthful In its antics. It is blind and has no mouth. There is a horse on a farm in South Dakota which bas eight feet; otherwise It la perfectly formed in every respect. Not until tbe fetlock joint Is reached In the descent from tbe shoulder to tbe foot Is there any difference between this horse and any other. The deepest well in the world is to be drilled near Wheeling, W. Va., by the National and State governments for the purpose of sci entific Investigation. Tbe State will drill to the depth of a mile, and then the National Government will take charge, going as tar down as possible. A prisoner escaped from the Browns town, Ind., jail by cutting a hole through tba roof, after which he walked ten miles to his borne. Failing to secure a bail bond he re turned to jail. He was not missed by tbe Sheriff, and be re-entered by tbe hole through which be escaped. Tbe humps of camels are mere lumps of fat, and not provided for in tbe framework of tbe Bkeleton. When tbe animal Is in good con dition the bumps are full and plump. On a long journey where food is scarce the bumps are entirely absorbed, the skin covering them banging over tbe flank like an empty box. There are about 2,800 counties in the Union, with an average size of about 1,000 sqnare miles; hut this average is enormously exceeded in many instances, and has also fre quently fallen below. Leaving ont the great unsettled counties of the West, tbe averace county would be aboutSOO square miles In ex tent. A man living near Tiflon, Ga., has a pointer dog and a large brown cat. They go out bunting together. Tbe dos points the birds and attracts tbeir attention, while the cat, with a flank movement la the rear, never fails to secure a bird. They never banquet nntil they have secured four birds, wben each of them dines on two birds apiece. Among the curious trust funds in the bands of the Overseers of tbe Poor of Boston U one tbe income of wbich is to be applied to the purchase of tea. coffee, chocolate and sugar for tbe refreshment of thosa persons who, In the providence of God. are or shall be obliged to seek refuge in tbe almshouse after having lived respectably, but always giving preference to the pious poor. The ether wiH transmit speech as well as horse-power. Tbe pbotopbone shows that it is possible to talk along a beam of light be tween two distant points which are not con nected by wire. Up to the presentime it has not been possible to speak in this mannerfora greater distance than a few hundred feet, but the wonderful fact bas been demonstrated tbat a ray of light, and, therefore, the ether can transmit speech. SAID TO BE FTJNNT. Quester Tbey tell me that Battin, your b aseball friend, bas concluded to adopt the mln istry as a profession. Jester bo 1 am told. He ought to be able to preach a sermon that would please the masses. Quester What makes you think so? Jester Because he's such at famous '-short stop." Boston Courier. "Nature rarely wastes, but sometimes she does, " said Mehitable at the circus. "Look at the elephant, for Instance. Two tails practically, and yet with a bide absolutely Impervious to files. Stw XorkXun. "Did you ever meet a real pirate?" asked the young lady. "Yes," replied tbe old navy oBeer; "once oa tbe coast of Maine." - '" How delightful I And did be live on a siqop painted bl ck?" " ', .so. He xept a summer notci." iew jura Rccot der. Hardtack How are you getting along with your new clerM Is be a good man? . , , Clambake He works like a charm. Did yoa.y t ever see a charm work? " - Hardtack-I never did. Clambake Well, that's him.-Amrfca. Gnns that will shoot five miles have been , v invented. We mention this fact only to empbaslz again to spring poets the advisability of sending In all tbeir contributions by mall. Texas StfU- -ingt. v v "Bunko Bill," said the old settler, "iraa a very wicked man." Steal horses?" asked a bystander. Worse'n that," said tne old settler. , A "Cheat at cards?" asked tbe bystander. "Worse'n that," said the old settler again. , How could that be?" asked the bystander, and ' tbe old settler replied: - . "Ootcaugbt."-oomTtburnaZ. f Mr. Brown And what are you going to ' -glveMaud Gray for a bridal present, Mr. White? Mr. W hltc-Ob, I've settled upon somethlngthat -, . I thought lovely, and I know It Is just tho thing sbe wants badly. Mrs. Urown What Is it? Do tell me! Mr. White A package ot letters she wrote me" " while wo were engaged. Uarptr'0 WMkl'j. 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