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THE FUILADELPUIA 1NQUIKEB, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1837. HEMtl IBYISUH "LOUIS XI." i KRUMBIIAAB'S 1ITTLE LIST. POTTSVILLE IN 6L00M. Collapse of the Large Gas Holder at the Works. Fottsville, Deo.

21. A singular aoai-dent occurred In this city this evening. The gas meter at tbe gas works suddenly collapsed, tbe entire supply of gas escaping, leaving tbe city In utter darkness as to Interior necessities except so tar as Illumination could be sup-piled by lamps and candles. Tbe streets are lighted by electricity, but tbe plant Is tbe Are tystem and not adapted to Interior purposes. Tbe business plaoes are dimly lighted with eoai oil, the stock of lamps In the bands ot dealers being tar Inadequate to tbe demand.

Tbe loss at the gas works Is estimated at from $10,000 to 112,000 and It will require from one to two months to repair tbe damage. ntuama amr hobkdki (ixcsrr eOTtteSJ WILLIAM W. INQUIRE BUIIDM3, CHESTNUT AND TENTH STREETS; It served to subscribers at TWELVS CdT8 a Wk, I syabls to the carrier or agent at tbe end of thi week or month. By maU for Finr Citvrs a month; OkkDoliax far two months, or bix Doujibs per variably tn advance. ADVxrthino Kates.

Fifteen Cents per Ua. Thb iNQUrKKR wlU be sent res of p04ice to with itHt In the T'olted States. December 23, 1887. IT All city orders (or Tin Inquibsb sent by postal card or through telephone 2121 will be promptly served by the carriers to any address. Subscribers ars requested to notify the publisher tbe paper Is not regularly received.

till WK4THER, Report of the Local Barean. Report of observations at the Signal OfflceJ la tMs city yesterday, December ill: tee champion obimk. The champion crank of the world has no turned up at Washington with a little bill providing for the establishment of a newspaper by the government. When the time comes for this government to run an organ it will be time for it to have a Czar and a cen- sor to strike out of the papers published by private parties every article reflecting in any manner against those ia power. The highest aim of all the forces of social advancement is to strip governments of the power to perpetuate ttieir power.

The control of the public press is the chief means by which old world tyrants maintain their power today. The official organs of Russia and Germany are at this very time publishing articles which may lead to war, and there are no papers there to tell the people the truth about the situation. The control of the press, or any part of it, is, next to free speech, the last thing on earth that should bo granted to a government by the people. THE TAKirr HKLPS ALL. In defending the existing industries we may claim to act in behalf of every part of the social bodyeven of the retired and unproductive elements, who could not live upon incomes unless somebody made the lands and buildings to earn an income, as well as the physical strength of the workman to earn good wages.

There is no class which profits by very low prices if those prices are ruinous to the maker of the goods. There is no body of citizens to be benefited by bringing in the work of German or English mills at a price a shade lower than if made by American mills. Now that the Southern and the Western States have become industrial, the old-time longing of the South for foreign commercial alliances has given place to a healthy sentiment that there is no distinctive class of planters, whose interests can only be served by a free trade Confederacy. FOOLISH TO SAT OR DO. A despatch from Washington says: "Senator Evarts has always held tha generally speaking, an administration should have its appointments confirmed by the opposition under a very good rule in parties, that if the appointment is a bad one the opposition ought not to stand in the way of the administration making a fool of itself, and if it is a good one the opposition should not go on record against it." We care not who said this, whether it was Senator Evarts or the correspondent, it is a jolish thing to say and would be a foolish course to pursue.

It may bo the rule of parties, but it is not the rule of patriotism. The Senator who would vote for the confirmation of a bad appointment, in order to get the administration into a hole and make buncombe for his party is not fit to be a United States Senator. MO CLASHING CLASSES. It is an error of many projectors of measures in Congress to assume that there are classes of persons whose interests are so much opposed" naturally that they may be driven into mutual contention, and one may be used against the other. This is an easy and plausible pretext when some narrow partisan thinks it possible to make a push for what is called free trade.

In this case it is assumed that there is a class of manufacturers on one side and a class of aggrieved farmers on tho other. In fant, there are enough persons following each pursuit to make tip a class: but there is no diversity of interest, and neither party, even if they should act in common, or as a party in each case, is really at issue with the other party. If members of either think so they are mistaken, and the one which makes or seeks a difference really damages himself by doing so. Our manufacturers have risen to distinction by their energy and by the growth of the country which has given scope to it. They deserve the prominence they now have, but so flexible is the American character that they would have become statesmen or bank presidents or, possibly, even members of Congress, if they had fallen into other and less fortunate lines.

We wish to take tho sting out of the contras which some of their detractors at Washington evidently feel when meditating a raid on the protective statutes which they think have built a class as powerful as the Norman barons. It is equally true that the hundreds of families who live well on the wages paid by a mill or industrial company do not constitute an aggrieved class. If the mill or factory did not exist, they could not remain where they are.cnjoying almost every social advantage which any citizen enjoys. There is no restraint on their freedom of action, and no enforced attention to one pursuit. If there are times of less prosperity at intervals, there is nothing worse for them than for their employer in the situation.

There is no fixed limit to their condition, and in thousands of cases the workman of to-day becomes the proprietor at some future day. Let us avoid the appearance of evil by speaking of classes, or by assuming that there are class questions pendlngtspecially as to those involved in the industrial policy. DKAINAGK OF PUBLIC SCHOOL. The bad sanitary condition of our public Bchools continues to be a matter that claims the attention of the health authorities, including, in many cases, physicians in attendance upon children who, the chances are, were laid up through the noxious influences of sewer gases, while at school. It is enough to arouse the indignation of parents and citizens to read the reports of the medical inspector that have been published recently.

They show that in most cases the sanitary evils complained of are not such as arise from temporary derangement of the apparatus, but that they are due to radical gross defects iu the system of drainage. "Improperly drained," are the words that are repealed in sense over and over again in his reports relutivo to half a dozen schools. Is there any A Highly Artt.tle Representation of the Debilitated, Vlclona Old Hypocrite. Henry Irving was seen at the Chestnut Street Opera Bouse last evening in of his most tamous Impersonations, that ot Louis XI. It Is a role which Is, undoubtedly, among the beet sotted to Mr.

Irvlng's dramatia powers, and tbe performance last evening aid ths blKhest credit to tbe great aotor. It is difficult to conceive ot amore debilitated, vloloue, cowardly, revengeful and tn every way contemptible old villain tban Louis XI, and In Mr. Irvlng's aotlng ot the character no phase of Its moaouess esoapas being Impressed upon tbe audience. Pitiable as the hardened, einpty-souled wroroh is In bis weakness, tbe audience was made to feel exaetly as tbe bero Count be DunoU felt when, Instead of thrusting tbe dagger Into tbe heartless heart, be threw tbe terri Mid wreck from him, allowing him to live that ravenge might be double (hat of assassination. A prolonged season ot weakness and linger ing sickness In wbloh the monarch seem 3d always tottering over the grave Is the only pnnlsbment wbloh seemed fit for the man wh- bad not one single noble trait, nor bad performed a single good act upon which be could base a claim that he was fit to din.

Be knew no honest motive. Be believed that all men and Beavea, too, were like himself oould be bribed If offered enough and be oarrled his principles Into praotice to bis dying moments, being unwilling to forgive tbe condemned count unless the priest would first condition that God would forgive his wicked It. Bis repentance be hesitated to offer (or fear It would not be a bribe large enough to obtain his salvation. Such he was la Mr. Irvlng's Impressive representation.

The romantic role of Count De Dnnols, the envoy of Charles the BjU, was finely represented by Mr Marlon, who, with his attending cobles lu their gorgeous armor, made a Que Impression, though there was not enough of the love-making in the performance to gtve tbe audience full benefit of the romantla feature of tbe play. In short, tt was a lone star performance, though thU Is not to say that tbe subordinate characters were not well presented. Mr. Harvey was a most handsomely boyish prince, Marie a charming heroine, and nothing In the humorous line could well excel the scene In the forest glade, In wbleh Mrs. Chippendale as the peasant and the flattered King appear.

Alter the play Mr. Irving recited, by request, Hood's poem, the "Dream ot Eugene Aram," In wolch be showed himself deserving ot the high praise he has won as an elocutionist To-night, "Olivia," founded oa Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield." BISHOP DE SCHWEINITZ. Funeral of tho Lata Senior Prelate of tho Moravian Church. Bethlehem, Leo. 21.

The funeral services over the remains of the late senior Bishop of tbe Moravian Churoh, Bev. Edmund De Bobwelnltz took place this afternoon. Bl'-hop A. A. Belnke held a short service at the episcopal residence In the presence ef tbe lm- mediate family, tbe eiergy and a few Intlmtte friends.

Tbe bishop wc.s expected to preach the funeral sermon, but was so much prostrated by grief over tbe death of his brother prelate, who was consecrated at the same time, that he was that he felt unable to do more. Tbe casket was taken In charge by tbn following elf rtrymen as pail-banrers: Bevs Kempser. ot New York; Moencb, of Philadelphia; liana son, of Bboenlck; ClewMI, of Enaus; Wolle, of Brooklyn, and Hoeb, of South Bethlehem, and carried to tbe dead biise where It remained until tbe conclusion of tbe church services, which were conducted by Bevs Charles B. Bcbultz end J. Mortimer Levering, Rev.

William Levering preaching the funeral sermon. The church was crowded with friends of tbe dead prelate sod bis family, Including tbe clergymen of all denominations In Bethlehem, all the clergymen from other stations who could possibly he presen'. the students from tbe Moravian Seminary, Young Ladles' Seminary and the parochial nchooU, the veetry of tbe Church of the Nativity, tbe Board of Dire -tors of St. Luke's Hospital, of wbloh he was first visa president t'be services at the grave were conducted by Bev. Morris W.

Lelber according to the Moravian ritual. The spot selected for the dead blebop's rretlng plaoe Is In tbe old Moravian burying ground, where all the bishops who have preoedi-d blm are burled. During tbe interment the bells of Trinity Episcopal Church were tolled. Ba.o Kali. Ban FbakciAco, Dec.

21. A close game ot base ball was played this afternoon between Chicago and I'blladelphla. The game was won by tbe former wltb soore of .4 to 2. Battery for Chios go, Byan and Carroll; Foutz, pltcber for St. Louis Browns, In right Held.

Crane and MoGulre, battery tor Philadelphia. NOTES ABOUT NOTABLES. Lonn and Lady Cnritciiir.i, have arrived In Berlin on tbe way to BU Petersburg. Mb and Mks. SmAKOsce, nee Clara Louise Kellogg, hare arrived In New York.

George D. Chart, a prominent citizen of Orange, N. 3., was run over and killed by a railway train yesterday. IU rpku. Sage denies the report of Mr.

Gould's illness. Be says the financier Is enjoying himse If at Florence, It is now reported that the Snowden Syndicate has secured the Chicago Timu and It will support Cleveland. At the Brooklyn New England Society banquet last evening General W. T. Sherman made a humorous reminiscent speech.

Ex Gov. Georoe D. lloBrNsoK is mentioned as the head of the Massachusetts delegation to the Republican Convention at Chicago. LrnLOW, Engineer Commissioner of Washington. saysthe charges of bl management made by (len.

V. Kynton, are unfounded, and are made to discredit the administration. Yesterday, at the "Little Church Around the Corner," New York, Kev. Dr. Houghton read the funeral service over poor John llowson, the comedian.

Cards have been issued in New York for the nuptials of Miss Adelaide Kip and Mr. Philip Kbluelander, the eon of Mr. William C. Khlne-Under, the date fixed being the 6th of January. The engagement of Miss Anna Barnes, tbe daughter ot Mr.

Demas Barons, the publisher, of Brooklyn, to Mr. Newberry Freeman has ust been made public. The wedding will take place In the spring. Crris Von DEit Ahb, president of the St. Louis Base Ball Club, sailed for Europe yesterday on the Elder from New York.

Be will be gone three mouths, and Intends to visit England, uer-many, France and Spain, Mr. Chamkeki.ain is In Canada. He thinks Lord Randolph Churchill may enter tbe itrliish Cabinet. Be declines to say anything about the fisheries difficulty except that he la hopeful of a satisfactory settlement Mb. Gerald William Balfour, member of Parliament for Leeds, and a brother of the Klgbt Bon.

A. J. Balfour, Chlet Secretary lor Ireland! was married In London yesterday to Lady lietty, daughter of the Karl of Lyttoa. Prt. Jambs L.

Cabell, professor of physiology and surgery In the University of Virginia, completed yesterday fifty years of professional work In the university. Uls colleagues and pupils of former years from all parts ot the I'nlted States presented blm with a handsome testimonial. Congressman O'Donnell has had the name of Mrs. Bnrrtngton, widow of Captain Harrington, slain tn tbe cuw massacre, restorel to the pension roils. She is a niece of Gen.

Israel Vogdes and wns a filleted with melancholia. She wandered away and it was supposed was burned todratti la Texas. Mrs. Harrington ia now at West Point with friends. (jt iTE a flutter has been created in Washington society by the eloperaeut and marriage of Miss Bessie Hlllyer to Mr.

O. O. Buck-ley. Mr. Antonio Noguiras, son of tbe Portuguese minister, was "best man" and tbe only witness of the ceremouy.

A peculiar phase of the affair is that Mls Hlllyer was engaged to be married to Mr. Will Trenholm, son of comptroller Trenbolm ot tbe i reasury, and now holding position in the Philadelphia Mint It is understood that Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland receives for her two years' services and the use of her name as tbe bead of Mrs. KeeSs welt known school In New York. There are, however, sora expenses to be paid out of this sum. Much of Miss Cleveland's time is taken up by her lulcellaneous literary work, and ber duties as one ot the editors of tne Magcuin of Amrtm UIMtiry.

Miss Clara Fuller represents kits Cleveland in her absence at the school. Though tho Sheriff-Elect Says Ha la Not Prepared to Hako It Fublle, Some Names Have Leaked Oat. Sheriff-elect Erumbhaar said last night that he was not prepared to announce his appointments. It had been generally understood that he had about made up his mind as to nearly all the places. Although the names of a number of eahdldates have been reported within the past two or three days as being among those whom Mr.

Kru mohair has promised to appoint, the public announcements have been made without authority from the Sheriff-elect. He may make a revision ot list before he gives It out tor publication, though It Is believed all but a few are permanently flxel. No one seems to tbtnk that Mr. Erumbhaar has come to a conclusion regarding the chief de-pntyshlp. Tbe impression that John B.

Bead bad the Inside track was dispelled yesterday, wben that gentleman declared be was not a candidate lor tbe place. There are close friends of Mr. Eru nbhaar who wonld not be surprise It Ludovlo O-Cleeman, brother of Dr. Cleeman, ot the Board ot Charities aud Correction, and a personal friend ot the Sberitl-eiect, should be named for ohlef deputy. Publicity has been given to the fact that General George Snowden Is belDg urged for appointment.

In addition to 8. Edwin Megargee and John H. Fjw. Tnere seems to be little doubt that tne district deputies will be James J. Hevtln, First ward; James B.

Paulson. Third ward; John S. Soho-fleld, Nineteenth ward, ana Ch tries P. Donnelly, Twenty-flfth ward; Charles Algeo, of the Seventeenth ward being retained. Among tbe other oandldates whose namas are said to be on "the list" as present made out are: Common Councilman Richard izird, Fourth ward, for auctioneer; John UoNamara, Sixth ward, for bill poster; Thomas Benry, Ninth ward, and Jonn B.

Cabin, Eleventh ward, oourt deputies; Edward Harbeson, Twelfth ward, messenger, and positions are also assigned to William Lee, Fifteenth ward, and William H. Wright, Twenty-ninth ward. Henry O. Loughlln Is very strongly backed tor the assistant Solleltorship, and, It is believed, will be appointed. Cooper and Hie Convention.

Chairman Thomas V. Cooper said yesterday that he would call tbe Bepublloan State Committee together after the first of tbe year, that they may fix tbe date and place tor holding tbe State Convention. There Is a proposition that Allentown be selected as the convention city this time, Tbe splendid reception which the Democratic delegation received there last fail opened the eyes of both parties to the fact that Harrlsburg Is one ot tbe most inhospitable cities in tbe State and offers no inducements to delegates. The only advantage afforded is the railroad facilities. LUMBER TRADE FAILURE.

Blow Collections Can a Pittsburg Dealer to Go Into Liquidation. PiTTSBCBO, Dee. 21. E. L.

Packer, one of the largest wholesale dealers In pine lumber In this section, has contested judgment tor over 140,000, to tbe Penule's National Bank and to the Second National Biok. Wbeh at-ked concerning this action, Mr. Packer said It was oaused by the pressure of Western creditors, and that an extension will probably be asked for. He is confident tne assets will tally cover the liabilities. He has extensive lumber yards at Muskegon, Ml where be claims to carry an average of $50,000 worth of stock Bis business, he says, amounts to 11,500,000 a year, and slow collections play something of a part In the present crisis, there being a total of $43,000 tied up at three different points.

Mr. Parker has been In the lumber business bere for six years. The banks Interested believe he will pay dollar for dollar. PENNSYLVANIA WOOL MEN. President Cleveland's Mes.ago Denounced Cnstate.

manlike and Unfair. Niw Castle, Dee. 21. At a meeting of the State Wool Growers' Association, beld here to-day, a platform of principles was adopted condemning as "unstatesman-like," uncalled for and unfair, that part ot the reoent message of President Cleveland practically condemning the placing of wool on the tree trade list;" also deprecating the train ot evils to wool growing which have followed tbe tariff changes made fonr years ago; denouncing as demagoguery recent efforts ot Congress to reduce the tariff, and averring that, without a measure ot tariff sufficient to secure tbn American market, the business of wool growing cannot be successfully carried on. Tellow Fvr Epidemic Ended.

Jacksonville, Dec.2L The Timet Union announces tbat the epidemic of yellow lever In Tampa has been officially declared at an end. There have been no eases of yellow fever there In two or three weeks. Tbe surrounding counties removed their quarantine cordon several days ago, but refugees were forbidden by tbe Tampa City Council to return until all danger was past, and the elty had been thoroughly disinfected and put In good sanitary condition. There Is no semblance of any contagious or eptciemlo disease In Florida or tbe Islands ot tbe State. Mexican Affairs, City or Mexico, Dee.

21. It Is ropsrted that the government, which has given notice to all mint contractors tbat they mu-t turn over the mints In four months to duly appointed representatives of the Treasury, will run the mints Itself. MlnlDg circles are agitated over a well-founded rumor tbat a du'y on exported ores will be levied In order to protect domestic reduction works, whlob, under the new plan, are to be aided by the government wltb cash capital. Opening Registered Letters. "IIocstok, Texas, Dec.

21. 8. Smith and J. Penn, railway postal clerks, re arrested at their room bere early this morning, charged with opening registered letters and stealing the money. Smith and Peon ran betweea Houston and Denlson, over tbe Texas Central route.

Several valuable packages were lo-t on this route. Smith was postal agent and Penn was bis as-lstant. Both men have families living In Denlson. Walked Cider the Gates. Kewahk, Deo.

21 The name ot the man killed In East Orange this rnlog If GeerfteD. Crary. He waa evi lently dazsd after walking under tbe gates at tin stree-, and could not get out ot tbe way of tbe express train tbat struck blm. Mr. Ci ary whs 65 years old, and carried on the wholesale liquor business at 61 Nassau street, New York.

Asia Buffalo. Den. 21. The Axle Makers' Association ot tbe Unit S'ates convened inuhls city to-day In seen session, considering interest of tbe trade. To morrow the wheel-makers will begin their convention exerolses proper.

The aaco Defaulter. Saco, Dec. 21. Harry McNly, brother ot Frank O. Neely, the youmr 1275 000 bauk de'aulter, Brrlved home from tiitnx 'O day.

The general belief Is tbat Hany was unable to make satiufsotory negotiations with the defaulter for tbe return of tbe stolen securities. Cltrns Fair. Obevtlle, Deo. 21. Tbe Butte County Citrus Fair opened here last night This Is tbe first Citrus fair held In any county north ot Sacramento, and tbe exhibition Is said to be on a more extensive scale than any yet attempted In tbe State.

Damages Awarded Employee. Bostok, Deo. 21. D. Murray, an employee Ot tbe Botel Boyal, to-day received judgment In 115,000 against George H.

Brooks, th proprietor, for Injuries received from an elevator which Is alleged to have been Improperly bandied. Mr. Brooks will appeal. A WATCH THAT SUCCESSFULLY ESISTS MAGNETIC FORCES. The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch The American "Walthara "Watch Co.

have succeeded in producing a watch that, in addttioa to possessing all the fine timekeeping quali-- ties characteristic of the Waltham movements, is absolutely invulnerable to all magnetic forces. Writing in reference to non-magnetic watches, the American Waltham Watch Co. say "We deem it proper to state, for the information of those who have not made the test, that most of the watches, heretofore manufactured and represented as Non-Magnetic, have not been such, but could be stopped by strong magnetic forces." As extract from an American Waltbam Watcn Co letter Waltham Non-Magnetic wiU resist the most pmverful magnetism. They will not stop or be in any wxy when bt ought into actual contact with dynamos or othet magnetic forces. Messrs.

Caldwell Co. exhibit, for the first time in Philadelphia, a fine line of Waltham Non-Magnetic Watches in Open Face and Hunting Cases. J.E. Caldwell Co. 902' Chestnut Street.

Open in the Evening 1016 WALNUT Leather Goods, Bric-a-Brac, Odd Tilings. A few choice Etchings and rhotoyrarttres in peculiar and artistic frames not to be found elsetvhere in this city, Engravers, Importers, Open in the Evening, IholidayftsT At Reduced Prices tbe Last Few Days Before ChrUtmas. Our stock of Black Fabrics in Silks, Henriettas and other Dress Goods appertaining to our special lines were never more complete and varied. They present rare opportunities for the selection of valuable Holiday Gifts. JONES FISHER 1318 Chestnut Street.

4 S3 71 -5 a Time T.ooa m. 1.00 p.ra p.m. SN.S8 W. w. Cloudy.

Kalr. .00 Cloudy. as 97 Hi N. W. Mean Max.

Wind, N. Was. ...4" Mliu Temperature. Mean Mean Tern. 15 "i' 1 Indications.

For Eon'trn Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaxmre, folder, fair weather, light to freah and on thi (oast fresh to brink wtterly winds, with a tU Webtxbn Kansas is in terrible ueed of a visit from Santa Clans. BwvRos snubbed! Let him run for Em-peror on the Ohio Issue. The Czar is about the only man In Russia who iif afraid to travel alone. The fathers' pockctbooka stand badly in Deed of a boMday cyclone hole just now. Twhntt-six Congressmen own real estate in Washington, but they all act as if they owned the earth.

Now let tho atpirlng poet tuno hia lyre and sing the approaching combat of the Dolphin and the raft. William Maiioxk is not to return to the Pcnate, but he need not despair the dime museums are constantly on tho lookout for freaks. Tab United Slates Navy wants to keep .1. jus vuikcu omifB i.uvv wttuia iu Keep 'ay from the Chesapeake oyster grounds. ie pirates there are getting dangerously .1 A.

away iron; The pirate Impudent. The House Committee on Hulca ma le its report yesterday, but we do not find in the list any rtile against taking up the public time with private matters. Fobtt-ninb foreign governments want to exchange legislative documents with all countries. Here is a chance to circulate the Congrmioml lieeord at last. That marvelous tale of a mammoth cave on the shore of Lake Eric, with a bottom-less pit in the bed of a running stream, discounts ail the snake and bear stories of the year.

Benatob Plvtmb "sees no reason why members of Congress should go homo for the holidays." Stop tlu-ir 'salaries while absent, and they will not sec any reason cither. The French Lave now a silver coinage and a nickel coinage. Think what Frenchmen have missed all these years in not being able to my, upon wcasion, 'I don't care a nickel." Ir Congress wishes to perpetrate the most colossal practical joke of the century, let it enact a sensible tariiT bill, finish up its business and go home, leaving the politicians nonplussed for an Issue. TnK news editors of the United States are keeping their ears open for tidings of disaster arising from the collision of some great steamer with the huge raft now adrift in the "ocean lane." WsTon the faces of the millions of little ones who are now hanging up their stork, lags or setting their plates for Santa Claus for examples of the proverb: "Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly to be wise." Pome of the Chestnut street sidewalks are in such an unclean condition that their owners might properly be indicted for maintaining a nuisance. Tne Department of Fublic Safety should prosecute them.

Speaker Carlisle has arranged to make "revenue reform" speeches in Georgia next moct'ju Meanwhile his salary as a member of the United States Congress will go right on, thoueh the Congressional business may not. Bors who climb chestnut trees learn early in their career to never lose their grip until they get a foothold. Lamar shoidd have bad the benefit of this practical lesson bo-fore he tried to climb out of the Cabinet into the Supreme Court. "Old Tweed Suits Hung Up" is a head-line in a New York exchange, which reminds us that there are suits still pending as a result of Tweed's famous boodlery, and this reminds, by the way, to ask what las ever become of the Gas Trust equity suit, Kbs. Jaei Kilbaim telegraphs that she was crazy about reports of Ler husband's triumph.

It may be hard for ordinary people to realize the poetry of the relation betweea prize fighter and his wife, but nevertheless it appears, whether it be depraved taste or not, that Mrs. Jake "wears the thumper In her heart." jCQLO Mb. Edwakd Atkinson, Bi-metallic Commissioner to foreign governments, has made his report, and the President has transmitted it to Congress. Boiled down, the report says, simply, that the commissioner failed to interest foreign governments in the subject and does not think it expedient for the United States to try again to excite a general movement in favor of a bl-metallic currency. This is a subject that has been almost forgotten lately by the public, but financiers and social economists predict great evils to come unless the world can be persuaded to accept a common ratio of value between the precious metals.

It is to be hoped the mineral water company that has begun a libel suit against the AnnaU of Hygiene for publishing an unfavorable analysis of the company's water will push the same to a conclusion. The analysis was made under the auspices of the State Board of Health, and if that body has not power to warn the public against fraudulent and injurious articles, it is high time the laws were changed so as to give it that power. The proposed libel suit would settle the question and it would not do the aforesaid water ary good as an advertisement, either. We have now beard both sides of the story of the difficulties between Manager Locke and some of his artists of the National Opera Company. The cases are not stated clearly enough to enable any one to give a clear judgment on the merits of the dispute, but the public is certain of this that there was a dispute and that it is repeated history of former trips of the National Opera Company westward.

The woolen and worsted manufacturers held a meeting in New York yesterday, and as they talked business and not politics they succeeded in accomplishing a good deal of work before adjourning. The result of their meeting will probably be to correct somo abuses that have crept into the trade and put it on a better footing. Obituary Cardinal Itnndi died yesterday In Frankfort, Germany. Ex-Assemblyman Jnmes ITagcrerty died yesterday Id New York city. 1I remained eon-sclous to wltbln a lew minutes o' bis death.

IT. Bwlthln Chandler, aired 57 years, Representative In tbe DrtlawnrA General Assembly from Mill Creek hundred, died yesterday of heart disease at bis borne near Brundywlne Springs. Chamberlata la Ottawa. Ottawa, Ont, Deo. 21, Mr.

Joseph Chamberlain arrived here bv a special train this a'ter-noon. lie wa- met at the station by tbe Governor-General and was driven to Bldaa Ball. The Hlghi. of the Lowly. N.

Y. World. Tbe new.boys have some rights that brutal-minded ail Its should be made to reaped. They board the horse-car for the oonrenlenee of the liawenpvre, and, as long as thl. In allowed at all, Uiey should be safe from kicks and cuffs.

Bhonld Fence In Their Conaclences. N. Y. Evening Telegram, Senator rlumb wants a law making tt criminal for any railroad official to offer a free pass to a Congressman. This Is a touching amendment to tbe old "lead ue not Into temptation." How would a law do making It criminal for a public man to have a conscience that required a barbed wire fence all the time.

The Bella Mow, the Bill Later. Norrlstown Herald. We tear a great deal lust now about the "Merry Christmas Bella," Substitute an for the In bells and But come to think about it, don't make the change. The Christmas bills will come soon enough. Bacteria I.a't maeta that Kin of FobT Wheeling Register.

H8clenee has discovered that Whisky contains bacteria, Bappy bacteria. longer any excuso for failing to supply all the schools with proper drainage? Another question, too, who constructed the improper system? How long has it been there in any case? Why was it approved, and who was responsible for its approval? We believe tho Board of Education has an architect and an assistant or two, who make the plans and specifications for school buildings. Docs not the arrangement of the drainage system properly come under this architect's supervision? If it does, did he draw the plans and specifications of these systems which the health inspector describes as "improper;" or, if he drew proper plans why was it permitted that the builder should deliberately violate them, and be paid for constructing inferior apparatus? Was there a difference cf opinion between the inspector and those who had charge of tho construction of tho schools as to what was or was not a proper system of drainage? If there was, it is high time that tho final responsibility for the existence of apparatus that has proven faulty should be better defined. THE SAINTS' LAST RESUUT. The Mormon cause has trudged to Washington on its last legs with its last desperate resort- The Saints ill make one final attempt at a master stroke with which to permanently secure immunity from the operation of moral monogamous law.

If they can secure Statehood for Utah-they hope to establish polygamy upon a foundation which Federal authority can never shake, and have the iniquity thrive in the West like a festering cancer in the body politic. They come to Washington with the best professions, of course: they will hand up to Congress a Constitution expressly prohibiting polygamy, and the provision may be made so binding that it can never thereafter be stricken out. Then how can Utah, be refused admission to the Union? Yet it is just ascertain as though it had already happened that as soon as a State charter is secured a government will be established in Utah which will give every possible encouragement, covertly at least, to the growth of polygamous Morraonisrn. There may necessarily be a show of the prosecution of this class of (Tenders, but what will it amount to? Will they not elect officers, judges, district-attorneys and others whose particular care it will be to secure the acquittal of every polygamous criminal brought to trial? Every jury drawn will be a Mormon jury; every verdict will be a Mormon verdict. Thieves will not con-Vict thieves and Mormons will never convict polygamists.

Then suppose tho charter to be granted, we see in the misty fu-ture an attempt to investigate the then state of Affairs in Utah by Federal authority, and what would that amount to? Frobably nothing. Statehood once granted to them can hardly ever be rescinded, and tho Saints know it. That is why they are willing to make any hypocritical professions now in order that Utah may be admitted to the Union. I.

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