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Vol. 47, No. 51. -Entered at Flttsburg Poslofflce
Sovember, 1867, a! second-class matter.
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and Diamond Streets,
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ery of The Dispatch to their homes.
the sidewalk question.
The sidewalk ordinance has run up
against the snag of the Mayor's close
scrutiny, and in the veto message sent in
yesterday that wideawake official dis
closes several pertinent objections to the
measure in its present form. It is clear,
after the analysis given to it by Mayor
Gourley.that the provisions of the ordi
nance permit an exercise of power that
would not only be extreme, but would in
cur the danger of unconstitutionality.
With those loose and dangerous provisions
in the measure the veto was necessary.
Nevertheless, it is necessary to recognize
the importance of some measure to obtain
greater uniformity and a better character
of sidewalks. "We can hardly support the
Mayor's indorsement of the brick side
walk. Dear as that ancient material may
be to association and memory, it is for
traveled streets a snare and a delusion. It
may suffice for streets where cheapness is
necessary to the pockets of the property
holders, but for the leading avenues of a
progressive city it should be tabooed.
While the distinction which the ordinance
sets up may not be the most logical one, it
was certainly an attempt to establish the
principle that for the leading streets that
archaic style of footwalk is no longer to
be permitted.
It would seem to be the obvious
course when the errors of the ordi
nance are pointed out, to let a
new one be brought in shorn of the
arbitrary powers and the extreme and
suspicious specifications discovered in this
one. That could have been done without
unnecessary delay by incoming Councils.
But the present body preferred to perfect
its record and ignore the objections of the
Mayor by passing the ordinance ayer his
The special cable news from London
published this morning, in connection
with Mr. Redmond's request in Parlia
ment that the evidence on which dyna
miters Daly and Egan were convicted
should be Investigated, Is full of interest.
Since the lack of character of the chief
witness against the prisoners has been ex
posed, an inquiry must sooner or later be
undertaken. That the Birmingham police
should object to a thorough searching of
the matter is not to be wondered at, since
it would bring discredit on them. But
Home Secretary Matthews' opposition to
an Investigation can only be accounted
for by the pig-headedness and disre
gard for public opinion which has charac
terized his behavior on other occasions.
He cannot fear the inquiry as likely to
reflect on his own administration, for the
trial and conviction took place while Har
court was in office. There is more than
enough evidence of a miscarriage of jus
tice to warrant a re-examination of the
case. And the .British spirit of. fan-play
will enforce it either now or later.
The degree of economic advancement
which governs municipal legislation some
times is illustrated by an amendment to
the proposed "Huckleberry Railroad bill
grab" in the New Tork Legislature. Tnis
bill provides thit the people to whom the
charter is granted for a monopoly In tran
sit for the annexed district in New York
shall pay a tax of one per cent on the
gross receipts when hey reach a daily
total of ?1,700. This magnificent p.ovis
ion for the public is regarded as removing
all possible objecons to the grab.
This is an act of government granting a
monopoly in exchange for less than one
per cent of the gross receipts. In the day
when theStuartandBourbon kings granted
monopolies and formed taxes in England
and France they got a gooddealmore than
one per cent out of the grants for the
State. The plunder alike of the State and
tho people by this method of obtaining
revenues was one of the chief causes of
the downfall of both dynasties. But while
local legislation in this country has, as a
stroke of public benefit, got back to that
archaic mode of taxation, it has not got to
the efficiency of either monarchy in get
ting a moderate share of the revenue at
It seems as if this age of the world
ought to furnish Legislatures who know
that to accept tax from the grant of privi
leges, that will extract several times the
revenue from the people, is a stupidity
which was exposed several generations
A New York inventor has now come
forward with a scheme for an air line
from that city to San Francisco on which
it is proposed to obtain a continuous rate
of two hundred miles an hour by means of
a special road bed and electric motors.
Every day we are told that we are living
too fast for our health, yet each to-morrow
has a tendency to increase the pace.
Where the evolution will cease it is impos
sible to foretell. The pressure of life has
increased enormously in the last quarter
of a century. Every indication is that its
growth will continue at least to keep pace
with the adaptation of the human frame,
if it does not outstrip it and lead to a
general collapse in the form of greatly
lessening the average length of life, and
lowering the standard of health.
We cannot rest content with our tele
graphs, telephones, mail facilities, ocean
grey-hounds, express trains and the sub
stitution of steam power and electricity
for the quondam horses, mules or shanks'
pony of our city travels, We must press J
on In efforts to cut the record in every
field of existence. Our inventors are
constantly striving after a saving of time
in crossing continent or sea, to say nothing
of their endeavors to provide flying
machines and methods for the transmis
sion of messages through the unaided me
dium of the atmosphere. If this hasten
ing were devoted to a lengthening of life
by leaving more hours for cultivation and
recreation it would be well. But, on the
contrary, almost the sole object is a greater
concentration and devotion to the cramp
ing, narrowing and all-absorbing struggle
for material wealth.
How long will this go on? Probably for
a great while yet, but sooner or later the
reaction will come, and man will realize
the folly of shortening and misusing his
life by neglecting all else to make the
pace in a race for that which shall enable
him to surpass his neighbors in arrogance
and display.
It was inevitable that the administra
tion should, as reported in last night's tel
egrams, accept the alternative proposi
tions made by Lord Salisbury, aspublished
in yesterday's Dispatch. While the
British Minister's last communication does
not in express terms concede our Govern
ment's position, itso completely covers the
case that there is no longer any reasona
ble ground for difference between the two
Indeed, this settlement of the issue is so
obvious that it only required a certain
amount of diplomatic discussion to reach
it The position of our Government is
that if sealing is not prevented the United
States may suffer damages; that of the
British Cabinet is that if the sealers are
stopped they may suffer damages. After
contemplating this issue for a little time it
is evident that Its solution is in the
way Lord Salisbury proposes to stop
sealing and let the question of damages to
the Canadian sealers be arbitrated, or to
permit sealing by those who will give bonds
for the payment of damages to the United
States if they should be awarded by the
When Lord Salisbury offers our Govern
ment its choice between either of these
courses there does not seem to be any
sound reason why the United States should
not accept and indicate its choice. The
proposition and its acceptance will be an
advance on the former attitude of both
Governments. In previous correspondence
they have been equally skittish concern
ing the submission to arbitration of the
question of damages against them or their
subjects. But the dispute having reached
a point from which this was the only out
let, it is equally wise and honorable to
settle the whole question by impartial
arbitration. This it is indicated by last
night's telegrams from Washington will be
done by the Government. It is not Inti
mated whch of Lord Salisbury's alterna
tive propositions will be accepted. As a
measure of economy it may be wise to take
the one which will not incur the danger of
having to pay damages if the mareclausum
theory is not upheld.
Governor Pattison's declaration desig
nating two dates as Arbor Days in this
State calls attention to an interesting and
useful institution. The practice of plant
ing trees in public school grounds, and on
the streets of Pittsburg, has in the past
been too conspicuous by its absence. Lack
of places to receive trees can be no ex
cuse, for our residential sidewalks would
be the better for shade and greenery even
where our schools have not ground to re
ceive them.
We pay too little attention to the culti
vation of the beautiful in this city, and it
is time that more attention should be de
voted to the matter. It would be a good
plan, too, if on some day just before those
set apart by the Governor, our school
teachers should make a point of instruct
ing their pupils in the practical as well as
the aesthetic results of tree planting. The
subject is too much neglected throughout
the country and it is one in which the ris
ing generation would greatly profit by in
struction. Our atmosphere here is not
the best in the world for the support of
plant-life, but we should make the effort
to have more trees in the city while we
seek to purify the air.
An indication of the constant progress
of the movement for better roads is shown
by the formation of the Juniata Valley
Koads Improvement Association. This is
the result of a mass meeting of the citizens
of Blair and adjoining counties, hel( at
Hollidaysburg last week. " The association
supports State appropriations for per
manent roads, a State engineer and town
ship supervisors. Mass meetings will be
held by the association to stimulate public
sentiment and the Executive Committee
will prepare a bill for the Legislature.
It will be seen that the association does
not propose to take, the decided step in
advance, indicated by the example of cer
tain localities In the Eastern part of the
State, of building some excellent highways
from local repourcrs. We confess to a desire
to see organizations in rural sections adopt
that method 01 aiding' the reform for two
reasons. First, localities which have the
enterprise to lead in the construction of
first-class roads will gain the. first fruits of
the benefit from that reform. Second,
there is no stronger- argument- in favor of
good roads, and no surer way of convinc
ing the people of their benefits, than to
show them in actual operation. When
people have once traveled over a highway
durable and solid.at all seasons, and have
marked the enhancement in the adjoining
farms, they will agitate until the same
benefits are extended to their immediate
Nevertheless, the Juniata Valley Asso
ciation in carrying on the agitation for
State legislation is doing good work. It is
taking up and carrying along the effort
which The Dispatch started two years
ago. This effort is of course bound to
continue until legislation opens the way to
and stimulates the construction of excel
lent roads all over the State. With this
movement manifesting itself In one form
or another in Eastern, Central and West
ern Pennsylvania, the day when we shall
actually enjoy good roads cannot be far
It is said that Governor Flower suffered
from vertigo as the result of an interview
with Senator Hill. The latter gentleman's
actions are cei tainly enough to make any
body's head swim.
The Dispatch greets its neighboring co
temporary, the Pittsburg Timet, with the
compliments of the season, and congratu
lates it on its progress. The Issue of the
2Ymefroman improved dwelling in a new
dress Is peculiarly appropriate at a time
when home-shifting and garment-changing
are so much in vogue. Every arrangement
has been made for convenience and ef
ficiency in the conduct of this progressive
paper, and much credit is reflected on those
responsible for the changes. Pittsburg as a
city, too, Is to be congratulated on, this evi
dence of newspaper development. 'There is
nothing which so clearly indicates a city's
progress as the prosperity of its press, and
the advance of our city's industries may
well be gauged la this manner. WewUnjoz
the Timet Increased prosperity In the field
of high class modern newspaper effort and
enterprise. 1
The farther-the proceedings before the
Pension Office. Investigating Committee go,
the more reason there seems for the investi
gation, and' the blacker things look for the
Commissioner.' If there be any proper
excuse for running a Government depart
ment OS a combined loan agency, political
machine, and a source for nepotic
aggrandizement. It has yet to he stated.
This is the season of colds, new clothing,
and day-dreams.
Now that Sharpsburg is fifty years old its
citizens should know that track-walking is a
dangerous pastime and avoid it without
watting- for the amputation of their limbs by
an express.
These is still enough of Lent left to give
citizens time for the self-sacrifice involved
in stating that they are willing to accept the
Presidency, should it be thrust upon them.
And as there are still a few citizens' who
have not profited by the opportunity for
mortification, they should speak while yet
there is time.
"It" is the most prominent word in Salis
bury's last communication. "It" In a little
word, hut, as he uses it, it can very easily be
seen even through the wrong end of a tele
scope. There is no reason for wonder that so
early a date as June 1 should be proposed
for the adjournment of the House.
Representatives have worked so hard and
accomplished so much this session that they
must need a rest to say nothing of the time
requisite for booming Presidental possibili
ties.. " It is a coincidence worthy of note that
Hill arrives in Albany Just when Judge May
nard's actions are to be considered by the
Judiciary Committees of both Houses.
Kaiser Wuhedi has abandoned his
pet education bill, but he waited to make
that move until he had roused the enmity of
all parties, detenders and opponents of the
measure alike. The abandonment was the
best course left, but real wisdom wonld have
prevented even its introduction.
None of the Presidental candidates are
among the men who mysteriously disappear
from the midst of their usual surroundings.
Their turn will come a little later.
Mayor Goijrley's attitude with regard
to the sidewalk paving ordinance was the
light one. No ordinance should be passed
which leaves a loop-hole for abuse. Such
measures should be so framed as to be
independent or the integrity of those who
administer them.
NOT the least remarkable feature of the
frequent Anarchist outrages In Paris is the
apparent Inability of the authorities to pre
vent them.
NOW that the Bland bill is buried it
should be allowed to disintegrate without
disturbance. It can not be exhumed without
danger to public health, and it must pass
peacefully into that oblivion "where the
wicked cease from troubling and the weary
are at rest."
Arcadia is a pretty sounding name for
the scene of so pastoral an entertainment as
a lynching party.
People foolish and greedy enough to be
taken in by schemers who promise them
$3,150 for a dejtosit of $15 deserve to lose tbelr
money. Pity for them would be misplaced,
but, the dupes having suffered by their own
folly, the swindlers should be brought to
When the applicants for liquor licenses
have been dealt with dog owners can take
their turn.
If ever there were a need for stringent
measures to deal with dangerous criminals.
it exists in the communities under popular I
government whose safety Is menaced by the
dastai ds who care nothing for the rights ot
life and property.
Trees are waiting to shoot until the end
of the close season.
Jane Hading, the famous French ac
tress, receivos thirty manuscript plays a day
from would-be dramatic authors.
TncHing and Queen of Greece have been
married twenty-five years, and continue to
live for each other in good, old-fashioned
Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian drama
tist, spends the winter months in Munich,
and the summer at Gossenass, In the Tyrol,
a village situated some 1,000 feet above tho
During the whole course of his life Mr.
Gladstone has only written thico anonymous
articles, and the nutborshlp leaked out in
each case a fortnight after tho date of publi
cation. Mr. Thomas Hardy's fame asa novelist
is now so thoroughly established that it can
do him no harm to let his American admirers'
know that he once devoted his pen and his
talents entirely to poetry.
The Earl of Eosebery, doubtless Great
Britain's most eligible widower, wears his
face smooth and looks more like a decorous
young curate than the political and social
personage he undoubtedly is.
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee have a
god many visitors who come informally
these evenings in Lent, and there is often
music at such times. This the President
himself listens to and greatly enjoys.
An irreverent critic is said to have
shocked Mr. Augustln Daly greatly by ob
serving of Baron D'Eynecourt's recent
sylvan drama: "Tennyson is in no sense a
Sardou. Nor, for the matter of that, is he a
England's representative at the Bering
Sea conference in Washington, Sir George
Baaen Powell, is a pronounced free-trader.
As an author in the economic field he has
made his mark, his work on "Protection and
Bad Times" being considered a standard.
Lady Brasset, who met her husband,
Sir Thomas Brassey, on the famous yacht
Sunbeam, near Washington, a few days ago,
has veil won a reputation as a traveler.
Her writings en route, too, are seasoned
with smooth woids and sharp observations.
It Survives m Separation of More
Than a
Score of Tears.
l'Ar.13, Tex., March 23. A story that beau
tifully illustrates the fidelity and abiding
love of woman comes from Oklahoma. In
Oklahoma City the other day Bev. Mr.
Murray re-married Ferdinand and Anna
Steimel, who were still husband and wife,
though they had been separated for twenty
seven years. In 1855, in the State of Michigan,
Ferdinand Steimel wooed and won the heart
and hand of Miss Anna Steiglltz. For ten
years they lived happily together. Two
children both boys were born of their
union. The hnsband became infatuated
with another woman, and in 1865 eloped with
her and went to Missouri, where they lived
as man and wife until the opening of the
Oklahoma country when they emigrated
there, settling on a claim near the town of
AXe w months after arriving in that country
tho woman died leaving no children. Last
fall Steimel was attacked with the grip,
which was followed by fever and agne. His
suffering and lonely condition awakened
his conscience and he longed lor the pres
ence of his wire of his youth. After her
desertion by her faithless husband Mrs.
Steimel sold what property she had in Mich
igan and moved to Florida where she raised
an orange grove. Her sons grew up to he
intelligent and industrious men. Thither
the penitent husband wrote imploring bis
wife to forgive nis Indiscretion and come to
him. She gladly did so and nursed him until
he was well, when she insisted that they be
married again. The wife prospered much
more than her hnsband and paid all bills,
keeping a tight grip on the purse strings.
Chicago's Aldermen s Dark lot.
Washington Post
Diogenes and Ills lantern would have a
tough time of it on the Chicago Board of Al-derxuen
An Early Adjournment of Congress Again
Talked Of Probable Action or the Pres-
ent House on the Tin Duty Amenities
or the United States Supreme Court.
Washington, March 28. The Springer
free wool bill will be brought to a vote April
22 or S3 unless there should be a hitch in the
present programme of the Democratic ma
jority of the Ways and Means Committee,
which has charge of the measure. Chairman
Springer, of the committee, is on the pro
gramme to close the debate in an hour's
speech. Mr. Springer expects to be suffici
ently Improved in health by thattlme to. ful
fill the task. Although still nervous and
weak, he Is improving steadily, and on Fri
day will leave the city for Fortress Monroe,
where recuperation Is expected to be more
rapid. The binding twine and cotton bag
ging bills will then be pushed to a vote as
soon as possible, to be followed, perhaps, by
other specific bills attacking separate Items
of the McKinley law. With these measures
disposed of in the House, and the appropria
tion bills in excellent shape so far as the
House Is concerned, the Democratic ma
jority of the Ways and Means Committee be
lieve that an early adjournment of Congress
Is impossible, and accordingly discussed tbe
adjournment qnestion to some extent, to
day. No conclusion was reached, but the
sentiment was favorable to June 1st, as
the date of final adjournment This Is an
unusually early date for adjournment, and
there are many persons who believe the
final adjournment will be delayed for many
weeks after the date named; hut still the
sentiment expressed by tbe majority mem
bers of the Ways and Means Committee is
significant as showing what they think is
The Ways and Means Committee to-day
decided to report lavorably to the House
the Bunting bill, reducing the duty on tin
plate from 2 2-10 to 1 cent per pound. Mr.
Shively will make the report. The bill also
provides for the payment of a rebate equal
to the difference between the present and
the proposed duty on unbroken packages of
plate held by importers and consumers
October next, when tne act would go into
effect. A further provision makes tin plate
duty free after October 1, 189. The Dill also
makes terne plates dutiable, at 1 cent per
Sound, and repeals the clause of tbe IIc
lnleyact making block, bar and pig tin
dutbible at 4 cents per pound after October
1, 1S93 This would retain it on the free list.
Mr. Charles H. Aldrich, of Illinois,
the new Solicitor General, was to-day pre
sented to tbe United States Supreme Court
by Attorney General Miller. Chief Justice
Fuller expressed the pleasure of the court
at meeting the new Solicitor General, and
directed that his commission be entered on
the minutes of tbe court. Another woman
was added to the list or female practitioners
before tbe court, Mrs. Mary Brndell, editor
and proprietor of the Chicago Legal Newt,
being admitted to practice, on motion of
Attorney General Miller.
The President's indorsement in the case
of Major Lewis C. Overman, corps of en
gineers, convicted of conduct to the preju
dice of military discipline and sentenced to
be reprimanded, is as follows: "The findings
and sentence in this case are. in my opinion.
more favorable to the accused than they
should have been, but, under the circum
stonccs, they nie approved. Such methods
of dealing with public moneys and accounts
as the evidence discloses on the part of
Malor Overman nre hlahly reprehensible
and tend to the discredit of the honorable
corns to which he belongs. The Secretary
of War will make the necessary orders to
carry out the sentence."
To-morrow morning the sub-committee
or the Committee on Appropriations ap
pointed to inquire into the expenditures of
the World's Fair will leave Washington for
Chicago. The sub-committee consists of
Messrs. Dockery, of Missouri: Breckenridge,
of Arkansas; Compton, of Maryland; Hen
derson, of Iowa; and Cogswell, of Massachu
setts. The House Committee on Agriculture to
day took up for the first time In some weeks
the anti-option bill and after having con
sidered a few sections of the bill decided to
continue consideration of it on Wednesday.
It will be a special order for discussion from
day to day until completed, which, it is ex
pected, win De accompusaeasome time next
Confirmations by the Senate, to-day,
were as follows: Stanton J. Peele, of In
diana, Judge of the Court of Claims. United
States District Judges John R. Hector,
Northern District of Texas: E. P. Ingham,
United States Attorney, Eaotein District of
Pennsylvania; George M. Bowen, Register
Land Office, Lcadville, CoL.
Senator Gorman to-day reintroduced
his bill of last Congress, prohibiting Cana
dian railroads from doing business in the
United States, unless they comply with the
Inter-State Commerce act. Senator McMil
lin. to-day introduced a bill appropriating
$100,000 toward the legitimate expenses of
entertaining the G.A.K.nt their twenty-sixth
annual encampment in Washington City
next fall.
A Diplomatic Cnl de Sae Dne to a Diplo
matic Ulnmler.
New York gun. 1
We wonder who is tho responsible author,
so far as this Government is concerned, of
the proposed treaty of aibitration for tho
settlement of the Bering Sea dispute.
Whoever the author may be, he has com
mitted a colossal blunder; and tbe ratifica
tion of tbe treaty in its piesent form wonld
commit this country to the blunder and to
its inevitable consequences.
Nothing in the future is more certain than
that ever-one of the five points submitted
to arbitration by the terms of the treaty
would be decided against us. The first four
points concern the claim to exclusive Juris
diction over an area of open ocean consider
ably larger than tho Mediterranean Sea, a
claim preposterous according to all accepted
ideas of international law. Does anybody in
his senses suppose for an instant that arbit
rators named by France, Italy and Sweden
will hold that Bering Sea is a closed sea sub-'
Ject to the exclusive Jurisdiction of the
United States? The fifth point is in regard
to' our property rights in the seals them
selves and our right to claim the animals
wherevor in the watery waste they may be
found. Does any sane person suppose for an
instant that an international tribunal will
decide for our convenience that the Alaska
fur seals are not ferco natures? And yet un
less one or the other of these improbable,
nay, impossible decisions is rendered, tbe
whole negotiation, tbe treaty, and tbe ar
bitration will count for nothing toward the
main object in view, namely, tbe protection
of the seals.
While tbe management of the correspond
ence with Great Britain was still in the
bands of Mr. Blaine, that astute statesman
shaned the course of controversy as far
away as possible from tho hopeless channel
into whioh it subsequently settled. We
wonder who took up the pen which the Sec
retary of State was unfortunately compelled
to lay down.
That Will Make It a More Dangerous Rival
or the Pennsylvania.
Baltimore, March 28. opecfat Railroad
men are now convinced that tbe Beading
Railroad Is seeking terminals in this eity by
obtaining possession of the Canton Com
pany's property. At the time the
Baltimore and Ohio extended its line
to Philadelphia It bought a block
of Canton stock, and thus secured a
right of way. Now another block has been
obtained, presumably by the Beading. The
Pennsylvania Railroad has learned of this,
and is now trying to buy more water front
from the Canton Company, with the view of
Sreventing Its rival from completing the
eal. The Reading, however, has a traffic
alliance with the Baltimore and Ohio, by
virtue of which it can use the Belt Line tun
nel and the Baltimore and Ohio's terminal
at Curtis Bay, so in any event it cannot be
Should the scheme now proposed be car
ried out, tbe Baltimore and Ohio, Beading,
Western Maryland, Baltimore, Lehigh, and
the Belt Line would effect an iron-clad com
bination by which it conld surround tne
city, coming in any and every way, and
build wharves, elevators, etc, at almost any
desirable point. This is now believed to be
the scheme outlined.
Steering Between the Sea and the Boss.
Chicago Tribune. I
The Democratic majority In the House of
Representatives has steered as well as it
conld between the Boss Democrat and the
deep sea.
A Young Preacher's Rebuke to Bis Bene
factorsIn Honor of a Youthful Guest
A Plttsburger's Arthrtie Success In Mew
Gratitude does not always go with re
ligion, judging by a case that has caused
seme comment in Pittsburg lately. Two
years ago a number of women, desirous
of doing a good work, raised money to edu
cate a young man for the ministry. He
went to college and made excellent use of
his opportunities. In absorbing tbe knowl
edge that should make a distinguished
speaker. In the pulpit, he also acquired a
strain of cynicism that we are not accustomed
to associate with the lowly character of those
who do the Master's work. He preached his
first sermon in Pittsburg last week, and bis
benefactors were all there to hear what they
confidently hoped would be a remarkable
effort. Tbe sermon was able In its way, but
the text was not one calculated to please
tbose who had paid the money necessary to
make a minister of the young man. It was:
"Let your women keep silence in the
churches." Had they always obeyed this
behest the young man would not have had
an opportunity of preaching from snob a
text last week. It may have been uninten
tional on his part, but certainly his choice
of subject was unfortunate, to say the least.
Mrs. S. A. Komer, of No. 7 James
street, Allegheny, is enjoying a ten days
visit to New Tork.
Mb. Homer Moore, who with Mrs.
Moore has Just reached home, has been
making a good impression in New Tork.
He sang at the Carnegie Mnsio Hall there
Friday and Saturday evenings, in "Samson
and Delilah." There Is talk of repeating the
entertainment soon, in which case Mr.
Moore will no again to New Tork, to sing the
role of tbe High Priest.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Maoee left last
night for a trip to the West Indies, to be
absent four or five weeks. Miss Marion C
Gallaber accompanied them.
A four o'clock tea is to be given this
afternoon bv Mrs. Bobert A. Franks, at her
residence in Sewickley. Miss Bessie Franks
will assist in entertaining the guests.
Me. and Mrs. L, Glesenkamp, Jr.,
entertained a delightful party of friends at
their Penn avenue residence last night. Tbe
occasion was in honor of tbe latest advent
In that family William C. Glesenkamp
who entertained the guests in a characteris
tic manner. After music, dancing, card
playing and other enjoyable diversions were
Indulged in, a most elaborate spread of
"dreamy" edibles wero partasen or by the
company. Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. L. GlesenkamD. Sr.. the crand-
parents; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Carr, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph A. Glesenkamp, Mr. and Mrs. T.
S. O'Xeil. Misses Anna and Sadie Glesen
kamp, Mils Mame G. Fitzgibbon, Henry P.
Gilmore, Edward L. Riley.G. Dawson Swear
lngen, William Glesenkamp. J. 8. Herbert,
Lemuel Bearman, William Hill, C J. Kleogy
man, Ben Dabbs and John O'Neil.
Mr. and Mrs Jerome Quay, of Mor
ganza, will give a small German at the end
of this week, in honor of Miss Bessie Franks,
of Sewickley.
Cards are out for the wedding of Miss
Jane Bracken ridge Adams, of Franklin, and
Mr. Beed Fairman Blair, of Pittsburg. The
young couple will reside on Herron Hill.
A partv of 18, consisting of Mr. Joseph
Borne and Mr. John G. Holmes and their
families will leave to day for Augusta, Gil
They will spend a short time at Washington
on their way. Business and pleasure com
bined are the objects of the trip.
Anumeeb of Pittsburgerswent toKenil
wortb, O., yesterday, to attend the marriage
of Miss Eleanor Boles, daughterof Mrs. A. E.
Bole, and Mr. John it Crouch. Mrs. Boles
was formerly a resident of Pittsburg.
According to Annual Custom, the Governor
Appoints Two Arbor Days.
Harrisbcrq, March 28. This afternoon
Governor Pattuon issued' his proclamation
fixing two days to be observed as arbor
days by the people of this State. In it he
says: "The beneficence consequent upon a
due observance of Arbor Day have been wit
nessed with Interest and-pleasure by tbe
citizens of Pennsylvania. The planting and
cultnre of trees and flowers cannot De too
highly commended, nor its great import
ance too early impressed upon the youthfnl
mind, considered from a sanitary, intellec
tual and financial point of view. It should
be encouraged by every citizen who has
an abiding Interest in the future welfare of
the Commonwealth.
"Now, therefore, I, Bobert E. Pattlson,
Governor of the said Commonwealth, in ac
cordance with a custom wbicb has received
the official sanction of our General Assem
bly, whereby the Governor is requested to
appoint annually a day to be designated as
'Aibor Day' in Pennsylvania, and to recom
mend by proclamation to the public on the
day named the planting of trees and shrub
bery in the public school grounds and along
tbe public highways throughout the State.do
hereby designate and proclaim Thursday,
the 14th day of April, and Friday, tho 6th
day of May, to be observed as Arbor Days in
Pennsylvania. The selection of either of
the abovo designated days is left to the dis
ci etion of the people in the various sections
of the Commonwealth, each locality observ
ing that day which is deemed to bo tbe most
favorable on account of climatic conditions.
"I call upon the people to lay aside for a
season tho habitual activities of the day and
devote sufficient time thereof to plant for
est, fruit or ornamental trees along the pub
lic highways and streams, in private and
public parks, about the public schoolhouso
and on the college grounds, in gardens and
on the farms, thus enhancing the pleasure,
profit and prosperity or the people of the
state, providing protection against floods
and storms, securing health and comfort,
increasing that whicli is beautiful and pleas
ing to the eye, comforting to physical life
and elevating to the mind and heart.
" Oiants that grow are best;
Hnndfl that bless are blest;
Plant-life does the rest.
Heaven and earth keeps him who plants a tree.
And his work Its own reward shall be.' "
Wholesalers May Send Their Goods by
Wagon to Any Part of the state.
Philadelphia, March 28. The Supreme
Court to-day decided that the delivery of
liquor by wagons in an adjoining county is
not a violation of tbe liquor law. The de
cision was rendered in the case of the Com
monwealth against Francis Hess, in which
the finding of tbe court of Montgomery
county was reversed. Hess, who bos a
bottler's license in this city, sold and de
livered to Frank Cottman, who keeps a hotel
at Jenkintown, beer and .porter.
In his opinion. Justice Paxon said that a
wholesale dealer had a right to sell liquor,
not only to customers In this city, but
throughout the State and country at large,
provided the sales are made at his place of
business. He said: "It Is not necessary that
a retail dealer from an adjoining county
should call at the place of business of the
wholesale dealer in Philadelphia in order to
make the purchase. He may order his goods
by mail, as in otber cases."
Ex-Senator Ihgalls ha3 only one irides
cent dream now, and that is to get back into
the Senate. Memphis Appeal.
Johx J. Ikoalls is creeping back into his
Republican fold. He probably had an iri
descent dream. Buffalo Courier.
It is said that Ingalls will run for Con-gressman-at-Large
from Kansas. He will
probably succeed In remaining at large. At
lanta Journal. .-
Ex-Sbxatob Ingalls wants to play the
prodigal son and return to his father's house.
Let him wait awhile. Veal is too high now.
I St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Ingalls, it is said, wisheSj-.to go to Con
gress. The Jobless statesman doesn't aim
high enough. He should go to Chicago and
break into the city Council. Compressed
air is very popular In jCiricago now. Peoria
Ihoalls Is not only willing but anxious to
be a member of the national House. He is
now in a condition of mind which will allow
him to accept any public office. It Is mental
death to Ingalls to be out or. the public sight.
Sioux CMy,TnJbune!
Ex-Senator Izioalls has been orating elo
quently to the effect that he is tired of the
"Irish-American," the "English-American,"
the "Scandinavian-American," tbe "French
American," the "German-American.'.' Well,
there is reciprocity in this, for they are all
dead tired of Ingalls, and said to long ago.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
They Bangs From Borletta to Faroe, and
From Spectacle to Melodrama.
There is not what oqe wonld call an em
barrassment of riches in tbe way of theatri
cal attractions at Pittsburg's theaters this
week. De Wolf Hopper in "Wang," Collier
and Reed in "Hoss and Hoss," Gilmore's
"Devil's Auction," "The Vendetta" and a
few other players and plays are what came
to ns after Bernhardt, a long way after.
But should you care to langh without ex
erting your brain to any serious extent
DeWolf Hopper as Wang will serve your
purpose. This original and uproarious come
dian reappeared in the title role of "Wang"
at the Alvln Theater last night, and kept a
large audience laughing for several hours.
The strange thing about "Wang" is that It
shows neither road-weariness nor travel
stains, as comic opera actors and tbelr
clothing are apt to do toward the close
of a pretty lengthy season. Mr. Hopper sets
them a good example to be sure, for he never
tires; but tbe palace and purliens of Bang
kok might be excused if they wore the
badge of intimacy with many stagos and
the cruel baggage car, bnt they don't. Little
Delia Fox Is as cute as ever, and In livelier
spirits than she was when last here, and Miss
O'Keefo likewise makes a pretty picture.
Arthur Klein and the elephant are both
hearty: the latter got away with a three
masted schooner last night in great shape.
Tbe rest of the company, including tbe
chorus, which seems to have been strength
ened, did all that was necessary after Mr.
Hopper had filled up the foreground. The
scenery, whioh is unusually pretty it will be
remembered. Is well framed by the Alvln
stage. The audience encored most of the
The Vendetta, a Melodrama.
Tne entertaining qualities of "The Ven
detta," a melodrama produced at the Grand
Opera House last night, exceed by a great
deal Its merits as a drama. But as "The
Vendetta" was written to amuse people
and not to edify them, by a show of art or
otherwise, we suppose 3Ir. D. K. Hig
gins, the author of that grand work, "The
Plunger,,' knew what he was up
to. With anything less than a week's
close study no man conld succinctly relate
the story or "The Vendetta." It begins with
a murder, in which the wrong man gets tne
blame and the villain all the beauty and
boodle lying around, and ends in a complete
trinmph of virtue. Mr. Whitecar plavs the
hero, Octavio Bamari, with a variant ac
cent and a series of statuesque
poses. Mr. Varney, as the villain is
more mechanical than some of hi scenio
effects, though he acts evidently with a close
regard for traditional melodramatic meth
ods. There was a good deal of life and free
drm, as well as fire, in the portraval of the
heroine Angeline by Miss Anna Boyle, and
she deerved lully the hearty applause she
received. The rest of the company is very
A great deal of stress is laid upon the real
Ism of some of tbe scenic effects, and doubt
less with reason when the lights are prop
erly handled and stage carpenters do not
forget to support a willing but weak ocean.
Tbe collision between ocean steam'
ers at sea was the funniest thing
in the piece last night: but when a
generous andlence applauded it and the cur
tain rose again, the tableau took on its sober
aspect and the effect was really very good.
Altogether "The Vendetta" is an entertain
ing piece, pretty well done.
floss and Hoss Improved.
From comic opera or burletta of tbe
"Wang" brand to farce comedy is not much
of a Jump, and you can goto the Daquesne
Theater and laugh as heartily at "Hoss and
Hoss" as -you've a mind to. This lignt and
plotless absurdity was seen here last fall,
and it was enjoyed generally. Now it i3
really a more compact and egreglously
farcical piece than it was last October, and
nobody in the cast has changed for tbe
worse. Charlie, Heed and William Collier
hear the main brunt of tbe battle, and they
are so different in their methods, though tho
results they achieve are alike, that the con
trast of comedy is as funny as the farce itself.
Tbe second act has been altered for the bet
ter: a new finale, with a faithful and funny
sketch of a rather tough ball, having been
tacked on. New songs and no end of new
business have been sandwiched in every
where, and the third act has been enlivened,
botb as to the costumes of the women and
as to dialogue and business. Some hoary
headed chestnuts have also been removed;
notably the seciet society initiation
travesty in Act II. Louise Allen
gives a brief, but convincing sample
of her Kangaroo dance, and Arthur Moul-
ton, Helena Collier, May lobe and tbe rest
help the fun along and incidentally adorn
It in the ladles' case with some beauty and
vocal sweetness. Altogether "Hoss and
Hoss" as a laughter-mill grinds In grand
style. A big audience said so emphatically
last night.
Gilmore's Devil's Auction.
There is a good deal to delight the eye as
well as to amuse in the "Devil's Auction,"
given at the Bijou Theater last night. The
scenery, of which there is a great deal, is all
really handsome and otfe or two sets are
close upon the superb. The familiar fairy
tale rests largely upon tbe scenery, the
comic fooling of Toby, played by that clever
clown George II. Adams, and tbe ballets.
Mr. Adams looks after the humorous
side of the play In great shape, and some of
his acrobatic fun was new as well as good.
The ballets, while not of immense propor
tions, or of any startling merit so far as
dancing was concerned, show off some pretty
dretsos,and the solo characteristiiue by Mile.
Adele Camis, and the Serpentine dance
done under the powerful illumination of
search lights by the graceful Chttten sisters,
are very clever aad graceful. Otherspecia!
ties, such as the Lorellns' act. the singing of
Miss Louise Dempsey, nnd the Bosbobies'
aci obatlo feats, serve to flavor the spectacle.
A large audience enjoyed the performance
last night.
At the Museum
Sympathetic crowds listened to tho recital
of the sufferings undergone by Demetrius
and Konoplitzky during their escape from
Siberia, as. given at the World's Museum
Theater, and Drew's Specialty Company at
the same-place afforded much entertain
ment. At Harry Davis' Museum-Theater Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Farlow met with a wonderful re
ception. They are a bridal couple on their
honeymoon tour, and as they together weigh
1,310 pound', they make up in obesity any
thing which they mav luck in romance.
Eugene Feral, tbe skeloton Hercules, sur-
Srised many people by his appearance and
is strength. Courtwright's Big Specialty
Company was a source of amusement in the
At the Academy of Music.
The Academy of Music is sure to be
crowded at every performance this week.
Rellly and Woods' Specialty Company are
there, and that means variety show patrons
have the best bill of fare that can be
had in this country. Praise can
honestly be given where it is due, and
nobody need hesitate to say that
Rellly and Woods have gotten together a
company of first-class variety performers.
Feggy Pryde is still their star and a crowded
house applauded her with unstinted enthu
siasm last night. Her song, "She Gets There
Just the Same," which is new heie, went
very well.
The Wonderful Gleason.
There was a large audience at tbe Audi
torium last evening to see Prof. O. R. Glea
son, the famous horse tamer, display
his- wonderful power over a number
of vicious horses. He handled six
or seven animals of the wildest
kind, their kicking andbitlng proclivities
being remarkable. He succeeded in sub
duing them all and making them as docile
as children, amid great applause. He will
bu at the Auditorium every evening this
The Harris Theater.
No matter how often Dowling and Hasson
appear at this house, with old plays or new,
they are always sure of a rousing welcome.
bis time they are doing the Patti act with
"Nobody's Claim" till Thursday, and "The
Red Spider" the remainder of the week.
Their company is little different from that
,of their last engagement, and the scenery
and accessories are quite as good as any
they ever carried. The specialties of Miss
Hassen, Allen and Game made quite a hit
yesterday, and large advance sale guaran
tees crowded houses all week.
The largest Bural Exposition Grounds In
the State Near Meadvllle.
Meadvillk, March ;28. A syndicate has
closed a deal for the purchase of the Mc
Clure farm of 170 acres, at the head of Con
neaut Lake, where they propose to establish
an annual agricultural and industrial expo
sition on the plan or the Williams Grove and
Mt. Gretna meetings, but much larger. The
preliminary survey wni begin to-morrow.
The plans show an amphitheater big enough
for 10,000 people, with other buildings in ac
cord. Tbe Pittsburg, Shenango and Lake
Erie Railroad will nave a switch to the
grounds. Although not so stated, it is un
derstood that tbe Presbyterians will estab
lish at this point an' assembly, after the pat
tern oi tne jaetnoaut assemoiy as uuratau-
In Germany the extent of land devoted
to agriculture amounts to 78,403,000 acres.
There is a colony of darkies in Western
Alabama which Is ruled over by its own
Hackney coaches were forbidden during
the reign of Charles IL on the ground tbaS
they destroyed the king's highway.
It is interesting to note that of the
323,000 divorces granted In the United States
during the last 20 years 316,000 were granted
at tbe request of wives.
Out of 956 street car plants existing in
the United States and Canada 580 are oper
a!,ekJ)3r horses, 49 by cables, 24J by elec
tricity and 73 by steam.
There are 955 religious papers in tho
United States, whose combined circulation
'" bn ne-eight of all the newspaper
published in the country.
In Norway all Christian sects, except
Jesuits, are tolerated, and are free to exer-
"JSSh1 vr r,ellKIon within the Umit3 pre
scribed by the law and public order.
The total sheep stock in Great Britain
at the end of lost year exceeded by 3,000,000
head the flocks of two years airo and by
more than 4,000,000 the flockiofl88L
According to Le Fatriote, the value of
tbe firearms exported from Belgium during
the past vear amounted to 22.024 118 franc,
against 16,536,981 in 1330, and 1098,201 lri
One of the most interesting results of
the British occupation or Egypt has been tha
naturalization of the game of football within
earshot of "the murmur of the moving
The cocoannt trees of Florida are due to
nuts washed ashore from a wrecked vessel
16 Tears aso. Now the State furnishes
nearly all the cocoanuts used in the United
The number of students entered this
winter at the 20 universities of Germany
shows a very, marked decline. The total it
only 27,836, as compared wltn nearly 30,000
last summer,
At Gortyno, in Crete, some fresh Greek
Inscriptions have been found by the peas
ants, most of which are Christian, one of
the1" giving on a sepulchral slab-the name
of a Byzantine bishop.
Mrs. J. J. Gentry, who lives near Biz
Spring, Mo., has a tumbler made out or
cow's horn with a wooden bottom, one of six
her father made to drink hard elder out or
in the campaign ot 1840.
The "Society of the Friends of Trees"
flourishes in Nice. Its object Is the general
restoration or the forests throughout tho
French republic. All the bald spots are to
be covered with a new growth.
During the 25 years ending with 1885,
1,491 new papers were started inNewTr-"-lncluding
60 dailies and 6U weeklies,
these papers 1,105 died before the end of
25 years, leaving a nercfintium' nt nhr.
The French Minister of "War has iss
an order that henceforth every officer au.
every man in the French arms shall, when
on active service, carry on his person
material for a first dressing in case of nil
being wounded.
Down in Rabnn county, Ga., they havo
or profess to havo found a common looking
stone, like an ordinary bit of rock, tbaS
emits the most brilliant scintillations -xf
night, or in a darkened place, and nobody
knows what it is.
The French journals record tbe dis
covery in the cantonal library at Aarau of a
copy of the first edition of Holbein's "Dance
of Death." or which the cuts (gravures) aro
dated 1533, and specified as the work of a
Frenchman of Lyons.
There are more than 500,000 bearing
banana plants, 200,000 bearing lemon trees,
4,000,000 orange trees, and 21000,000 pine
apples. The value ot tropical and semi
tropical fruits grown under the American
flag is nearly $20,000,000.
An acid is now mixed with sawdust and
tbe whole mass molded into hiocks or any
other form, resulting in a fine material for
building Dtirposes. .The blocks assume ex
treme hardness of surface, and are practi
cally non-combustible.
Mineral naphtha is added to alcohol to
make it undrinkable, but according to tho
Chemical Neivt there are men working in
chemical works who not only drink tho
nauseated spirit, but are capable of swallow
ing coal naphtha itself.
In Sweden no civil disabilities now at
tach to those who are not of the national
faith, of whom, besides the 810 Roman
Catholics. 17 are Greek Catholic. 2,993 He
hrews, 114 Mormonltes. 17,000 Protestant
Dissenter?, of whom 89 are lrvingites.
Old-fashioned hunting matches have
been revived in Connecticut. Fifty men,
sometimes twice that number, elect captains
and hunt for a day and a nicht. the side bag
ging the most game winning a same supper
ta the expense ot tho defeated hunters,, '
English people eat more buttef than
any other nation in tho world. "The Table'
points out that the consumption per head ia
13 pounds per annum, as compared with 8
pounds in Germany, 6 Dounds.m Holland, t
pounds in France and 1 pouad in Italy.
Nearly all the royal personages of
Europe are cousins, and not very far re
moved, as it has been laid down by a Ger
man genealogist that every crowned head of
Europe, bar Xui "key, is descended from one
of two sisters who lived about 150 years ago.
In the tombs of the Pharaohs have
been found very curious representations of
tho human eye in gold. Some of them are
left eyes and others right. They are beauti
fully executed, the brows, lids and pupils
being carved out of little rectangular pieces
of metal.
Probably the only monument to Colum
bus In the United States is in Baltimore, and
was erected 100 years ago. It stands on the
ground3orthe Samuel Ready Orphan Asy
lum. A singular feature of its inscription is
that tbe immortal egg breaker was charac
terized as "Chris." Columbus.
Eecently David "Whipple chopped
three dormant blacksnakcs out of a maple
log at his sugar camp in Jackson township,
Pa. He placed them in a kettle andiron?
the kettle over the fire, nnd in a few min
utes the snakes began to crawl around la
tho kettle as though summer had come.
Andrew Mapes, of Dutch Mountain,
Fa, had his ax dulled by a hard substance
in the trunk of an oak tree one day this
month. He cut out a few more chips and
found a skeleton of a coon in the hollow.
While chopping the rest of the tree into
stovewood Mr. ilapes came across the skel
etons of two more coons.
The Russians call the grip Chinese
catarrh, the Germans call it the Russian
pest, tbe Italians name it the German dls
ease, the French call It tbe Italian fever and
the Spanish catarrh. The Italians invented
tbe term Influenza in tbe seventeenth cent
ury, and attributed the disease to the influ
ence of certain planets.
Jess Did yon know Harry's father was
a Congressman?
. Bess No; he never mentioned it; bat I surmised
there was a skeleton in the family closet. iftw Fork
Eemembeb, when expenses mount
And styles more striking grow.
You cannot run a bank account
With the checks your trousers show.
Washington Star.
ConwiOGER I suppose yon are looking
forward to Easter with a great deal of pleasurable
anxiety? ,
Rev. Dr. Primrose Yes. Indeed. It depends
altogether upon the number of marriages in my
congregation whether I go to Europe or spend the
summer In Jersey. Judge.
She walked into a drygoods store,
One morning Just at ten.
And when the shades of evening feU
She issued forth again.
And when her husband asked her why
She took so long to range
Within that store, she told him that
She did It for tho change.
Salt lake Eaei.
"That's the most contrary servant I ever
had," said Mrs. Blrkens
She must be." rejoined Blykena. "Even her
biscuit disagrees with me." Pomona Times.
One thing I cannot understand,
And that is why our woes
Have not been lightened by a pat-
Ent tab to warm the nose. Puet,
Upstabt I have made up my.mind to
become a lournallst. What kind of paper would
you advise me to go to work with? '
Gruffly Well, I think you are best sized to work
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