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1 ; P' ' I , ' 1 1, ! i Gribunr FOUNDED JUNE 10. 1847. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. comn, POSTAGE. Dostsatia. 6.10. and 11 page paper. Saturday paper (16 pages). Sunday paper.. Foreign 6. 10. and 11 page paper 36 to 20 pages 11 to 28 pages Over 28 pages TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1893. THE FLEE TRIBUNE, NEWSPAPER BOX. EINGLE COPY 2 CENTS Bir MAILTN ADVANCEPOSTAGE PREPAID. Emily Edition. one year $6.00 For two months 1.00 Daily and Sunday. one year S.00 Sunday Edition. one year 2.00 Saturday Edition 1.50 Give postottlee address in full, including county and State. Remit by express money order. draft. post order. Or in registered letter, at our risk. TO CITY SUBSCRIBERS. nally. delivered 12 cents per week IlailY dcl.. bunday Inc 17 cent per week Address , THE TRIBUNE COMPANY. Corner Madison and Dearborn-sts.. Chicago. TB. EASTERN OFFICE-40 NEW YORK TIMES BLDG.. CHAS. IL BENEDICT, Representative. 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EXTRA SOUVENIR MAP EDITION OP " THE TRIBUNE." An extra edition of 10,000 copies of Thit TgrBtNE of Saturday, including the souvenir map, in colors, of Chicago and the World' s Fair, has been printed, and copies in wrappers ready for mailing can be obtained at the counting-room, or will be supplied by mail on receipt of the price, which is two cents for each single copy, and two cents additional for postage when required. THE Catc.too Turin-ma gives to every new subscriber in the city upon payment of one month's subscription (seventy-five cents) a Colby Lock Eoz, which guarantees him against newspaper thieves and also keeps his paper dry and clean. These bares are put up by Tuz TRIBUNE company without charge. All new subscribers will receive a box free of charge and old customers can be supplied at half rates- The boxes can be had at the City Circulator's office, Room 4 TRIBUNE. Building. Leave75 cents at home, sen.1 a postai to Tuft TRIBUNE. and the thing is done. GoOD crops will loosen the grip of hard times. HOLMANISIE had a sad come-down when Ford's Theater fell. Tux distances in jackson Park are magnificent, but the walking is good. TIIEEZ seems to be a decided slump in Democratic tariff reform stock. IT looks as if the French Academy would have to admit Zola to membership ha order to get rid of him. I. I- '--Tictnrir-invit thousand pounds of butter sold on the Engin Board of Trade yesterday at 2Wi. to 20 cents a pound. TRAVELER NORDHOEY will not be entirely happy until he can hold the hat of the man who hoists theitritish flag over the Hawaiian Islanders. nA8 It occurred to anybody to send to Attorney-General Olney marked copies of the papers containing the proceedings of that Anti-Trust Congress? Or the American cities represented at the Firemen's Congress in London Kansas City makes the most creditable showing,but Missou . ri will reap none of the glory. The English tuind clings tenaciously to the idea that Kansas City is in Kansas. It is worthy of note that the banks of this city, including those which take savings deposits, are in a widely different condition this year from that in which they were found by the "run" of 1877. Then they were weak. Now they are strong. Instead of several collapses, as sixteen years ago, all those subjected to the run stood the strain bravely, and demonstrated the strength of their position in a way that la not possible except in the day of trial. Tits total number of visitors to the Fair Sunday was 08,300, of whom 26,600, or a little over a quarter, went in on passes. This is not as bad as on previous Sundays, 'where the passliolders made up a third of the attendance. The proportion of non-payers still seems large, however, and the directors should not cease their efforts to reduce it. If it were known how many of those who go in on passes were exhibiters and how many work. men it would be easier to tell whether the deadhead business is being carried too far. , Tki a good people of Ravenswood who areget, ting up petitions to the City Council against k the repeal of the k prohibition ordinance for i 4 that territory should possess their souls in 1- patience. There is no danger that the ordi- ....mr., '..".-' mince will be repealed without their consent. ) As Tkot TRIBUNE already has pointed out, the :7' petition for repeal is not in proper form. The --- Council cannot act on it therefore. Even though the petition be in the proper form and i sullicient, yet the question of repealing the ordinance will have to be submitted to a popular vote of the people of the district at some general election. The groggery keepers thus far have acted in utter ignorance of the law i bearing on this subject. The supporters of i 1 the prohibition ordinance need not disturb i themselves ttt this juncture. , Trot New York stock market was rather heavy yesterday, the weakness being caused almost wholly by the aggressive tactics of the bears. The local market was rather dull and quotations flagged somewhat. Sterling rates were unchanged. The local money market is still decidedly stringent.The leading produce markets were dull, with the possible exception of wheat, which was moderately a c ti v e and lower. The demand was indifferent for either Immediate or future delivery and cable advice were generally weak. As compared with the latest prices of the previous day July wheat closed 1 cent lower, corn cent lower, oats 3,4,' cent lower, cash rye 3i cent lower, barley weak, flaxseed 134 cents higher, September pork 10 cents lower, lard steady, and ribs 5 cents lower. ON2 of the English press agencies, referring to the unfriended condition of the released dynamiter Gilbert, who is now on his way to AtiaQtiça, sap; It is singular that the Irish. American organizations responsible for sending Gilbert to this country on his dynamite mission have taken no interest in his ease or the ease of the other dynamite prisoners." It appears that the only persons who evinced any sympathy for the unfortunate man were one or two Irish members of Parliament who always have reprobated the dynamite policy and a Roman Catholic priest who is a brother of a Tory ex-Cabinet Minister. It is not so singular as it may appear, however, that those who sent Gilbert on hisedynamite mission have been careless about his perils and his sufferings. Those persons pose as Irish patriots on this side of the Atlantic. ' They prefer to be martyrs by proxy. The dynamite they use is only vocallrexplosive, A COMPULSORY ARBITRATION BILL. There comes up today in the House on third reading Representative Barton's bill " in relation to arbitration between employers and employes." It is believed that it will pass and that an effort will be made to get it through the Senate. The time is short, however. The bill provides that if there be a dispute between employer and employes either sale may appoint an arbiter and notify the other of the fact. If the party of the second part appoints one then the Judge of the County Court becomes the third member of the board. In case of a failure or refusal to appoint then the County Judge selects some one to fill the place. " The decision of a majority of said board shall be binding upon all parties concerned." These arbitrators are given power to administer oaths and call for such persons, books, and papers as they may think ought to be before them, but if an employer thinks he would be injured by having publicity given to any matters which may be inquired into that part of the inquiry may be conducted secretly. After a decision has been filed in the County Court it operates for one year as an injunction and restraining order on both employer and employes. The former Shall stand enjoined from employing any other men until he has first given all of those who were employes at the beginning of the trouble an opportunity to resume work in accordance with or on the terms and conditions named in the decision of the arbitrators. But he need not wait longer than two full days after a copy of the decision has been given to both employer and employes for such old employes to present themselves to go to work. After said two days he can employ whom he pleases. By giving them two weeks' notice in advance he may discharge not to exceed one-tenth of his employes workini in the same line in any one month and fill their places with new employes. All employes 'who refuse to accept the decision of the arbitrators and go back to work Are enjoined from persuading, intimidating, molesting, annoying, or interfering with any person or persons who may go to work or be employed to work in pursuance of such decision. How would such a law as this work in the case of the present strike of the Lemont quarrymen? The difference or dispute there is about wages. The employers say they cannot pay what they have been doing because poor business will not allow them to do so. The men say they will not take the wages offered because they are too low. Supposing the quarrymen appoint an arbitrator and their employers refuse to do so. Thereupon the Cook County Judge appoints one for them, and the Judge and his associates proceed to investigate to find out what wages ought to be paid. Supposing a majority of them decided that the old wages were fair and ought not to be reduced. Then according to the terms of this bill the owners of the quarries would be enjoined for a year from setting men at work getting out stone, unless they were paid the wages determined on by the majority of the arbitrators. But the bill does not contain a similar provision relating to the employes. It does not say that if the latter refuse to accept the decision of the arbitrators in case they think the reduction of wages is proper they must return to work, or rather that they must not work for a year for any one except the old employer, provided he is willing to take them back on the terms laid down by the arbitrators. Is there any member of the House who believes seriously that the Legislature has power to transfer from the employer to any body of men the right to fix the wages he shall pay, or to coerce him into paying such wages by making him close his quarry, his mine, his factory, or his shop for a year? There cannot be more than a handful of such persons. Others who vote for this measure do so knowing that courts will set it aside when it gets before them, but intending in the meantime to say to the " labor vote," " See how we kept our promises to pass a law for your benefit." After it has been declared unconstitutional these demagogues will say, " We did all we could, but the courts are against you." ELECTROLYSIS OP WATER PIPES. Several weeks ago THE TRIBUNE referred to the rapidly decomposing action of electricity on gas and water pipes near buried electric wires or the tracks of electric railroads. The matter has been discussed by experts with the result that several new points in the investigation are brought out. Mr. C. H. Morse, Inspector of Wires at Cambridge, Mass., reports a vast amount of damage in the territory he is watching. Lead pipes disappeared in six or eight weeks. Iron, plain and galvanized, and brass were tried with the same result. Even " rustless iron" rusted rapidly. The wires used to convey the current also rust away rapidly, with the result of great loss to the electric companies as well as to those who must pay for new gas and water pipes. The effect is serious, but the cause is simple.. In some places the current is made to flow one way through the ground, and naturally it selects the more perfect conductor in the metal of the pipe where that is available. In other cases the current goes one way along a conducting wire and the other way along the rails, but when the conductivity of these is impaired by rust or otherwise imperfect connection the gas or water pipe becomes the route. The current takes the most perfect conductor that comes in its way, and the bulk of the mischief 'would seem to be done when leaving it. The greater resistance then encountered develops heat, and when water is present a portion of it is decomposed, with the result of rapid rusting to the metal at that point. Mr. Morse estimates the loss ot electric power at 10 to 20 per cent. That from the deterioration of pipes must be even greater. He says also he knows of no way by which the single trolley wire system can be used and overcome this difficulty without putting up an immense amount of overhead return wires, through which the resistance will be reduced to almost nothing. To this the Los Angeles Times suggests that the difficulty may be obviated as follows Do not reverse the current, as has been done in some cases, but let it flow out over the wires as originally. Then connect the water mains with wires and lead these to the dynamo in the power-house. That will furnish a path for the current without wrenching it violently from the pipes. " Furnish a good conductor for the current to leave on and the mischief will be obviated." The matter is a highly important one, and not less for Chicago than for any other city in the United States. The trolley system is being introduced here and, doubtless will be extended rapidly in the future. It should be ---- -- - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY. JUNE 13 . 1893--TWEL-trE PAUES insisted on that due provision be made for the flow of the motive current without involving the destruction of property noted in some other cities. In other words it should be a sine qua non that the companies furnish ade: quate conduction for the current in both directions so that it can be depended on to follow those paths without hating to seek out for itself other conductors which will be eaten up quickly and rendered worthless through being forced to do work they are not fitted for and were not intended to perform. Now that attention has been called to the matter it would be voluntary damage on the part of the transit company to provide any but complete facilities for the flow of its currents both ways, and it is the duty of the municipal administration to see to it that this point be properly attended to. For the question is not simply one of protection to the gas companies, though they too have their rights. It concerns the water pipes that are the property of the city, and the integrity of the water supply, which deeply concerns the health and comfort of the people as well as the pockets of such of them as pay the taxes. When iron pipe is oxidized by the current as much in live months as it would be by twenty-five years of average service it is time to demand a radical reform in methods on the part of the electric supply companies as a condition with. out which they cannot do business in the cities. LESSONS OF AN OPEN SUNDAY. Cardinal Gibbons says in an interview on the Sunday-opening question: In view of the fact that many thousands of visitors to the Fair must be of the class who pay no respect to the religious character of the Sunday it seems a matter of common prudence to provide them with a moans of spending the day innocently, instead of leaving them to their own inclinations and the numerous temptations certain to be placed in their way. Then, again, it is a real hardship to deprive so many thousands of honest working people of their only opportunity to see the Fair. These and other reasons lead me to believe that the Fair should be open Sunday afternoon, and that more evil will result from the Sunday closing than from the opening. Director-General Davis, after having studied carefully the attendance for the first and second open Sundays, says: "I found that many of those who came Sundays were the poorer people who could not attend other days." These views and statements of the Cardinal and the Director-General were verified day before yesterday when the Exposition was opened for the third Sunday. Many of those on the grounds could not afford to have gone on a week day because it could have meant the loss of wages. The fortunate oppjrtunity of an open Sunday allowed them to go without that loss and also in many cases to take their families with them. It is certain that during the three last Sundays many have seen the Fair who will not see it again if Sunday-closing is ordered, and would not have seen it at all had there been no exceptions to that rule. The good behavior of those at the Exposition, some of whom belonged to churches and some not, is evidence that they were provided with " a means of spending the day innocently." If it be a crime to keep people out of evil and not to lead them into the temptation of the saloons and the gambling houses, then the directors are great criminals. There were 08,300 persons at Jackson Park, and but one case of drunkenness was reported. Is not that calculated to encourage temperate and moral people? What other aggregation of 08,000 persons, so many of them men, made as good a record last Sunday? Can it be such a dreadful offense to provide people with enjoyments so ihnocent that they feel no desire to drink? , Three Sundays have shown, that " more evil will result from the Sunday closing than the opening," and that the attempt of Congress to shut the gates on the first day of the week is in the interest of evil. It legislation, is imineral legislation, and far from straining a point to sustain it a Judge should rather strain a point to set it aside. THE BRIGGS HERESY. The Presbyterian General Assembly is taking bold ground in branding Dr. Briggs as a heretic because he ventures to express doubts as to the authorship of portions of the Old Testament. It reaffirms the Presbyterian dictum of 1047 that Jehovah wrote the Songs of Solomon and the Book of Job. It reaffirms the claim that all the prophetic books of the old Testament were written under inerrant inspiration from God, though it cannot deny that many of the " prophecies " therein contained have not been fulfilled. It maintains that the Book of Revelation was inspired by God, though that has been a puzzle to the theologians for some seventeen hundred years, and hardly any two of them can agree as to its meaning. Practically it indorses the belief of the Presbyterian fathers of 250 years ago that the last twelve verses given in the King James version of the gospel according to St. Mark were inspired, though it is now well established that those verses are not found in the oldest manuscripts, and the claim carries with it the idea that the monk who forged them not more than about a thousand years since was inspired and directed by the Almighty to add them to the then existing version of Mark's gospel. Practically the assembly takes the ground that the compilers of the revised New Testament had no right to reject the story about the woman taken in adultery, and the speech alleged to have been made by Christ on that occasion, with many other passages in the James version now believed to be erroneous. The assembly goes further. It is not content with the declaration by Dr. Briggs that he believes all the " Confession of Faith " teaches in regard to the scriptures. It insists that he is wrong in taking account of any of the light which modern research has thrown upon those writings and their authorship. It holds that neither he nor any .one else has the right to notice manifest errors in certain writings, though those be the results of incorrect copying or willful interpolations. INTEREST ON STATE FUNDS. The Senate has passed a bill designed to take from the State Treasurers the interest on the moneys in their custody, which they have enjoyed so long, and to place it in the State Treasury where it belongs. When that bil reached the House it was referred to the Judiciary committee, where it is now. There are indications of an intention to smother it there for the benefit of gentlemen who aspire to fill the office of Treasurer. The persons who are trying quietly to kill this bill are both Democrats and Republicans, and are the friends of individuals belonging to both parties who do not want to see the Treasurers office robbed of its perquisites, because they have hopes of being elected to fill it. Those who are engaged in this smothering business think more of the interests and wishes of personal friends than they do of the welfare of the State or of the promises raade to the voters in party platforms. It is true that the Democrats are in the majority in the House, but that does not absolve the minority from its obligation to do what it can to secure the passage of good laws. If the minority with the cooperation of a fraction of the majority can pass a good law it will be given credit therefor by the people, and its opponents will get a demerit mark. Therefore the Republicans, as a matter of duty and also as a matter of -policy, should do all they can to put tb. ,ugh the bill which has been referred to ey should repudiate those men in their own party who for personal ends have allied themselves with some Democrats to kill this bill, and should insist that it be rescued from the committee where it is being asphyxiated and be voted on. If the Republicans remain inert and allow this measure to fail and a Democratic State Treasurer to pocket the interest on State deposits they will not be able to defend themselves before the people. They may say that the Democrats were in the majority. Their reply will be that in the Senate, where they had a large majority, they did pass a bill, but that when it reached the House, where their majority was small, it was referred to the Judiciary committee on the motion of a Republican and that it was impossible for them to reach it in the face of Republican hostility. The last named party has a chance to do the State some service and win credit for itself by urging thia Jpill and passing it. If it fails in accomplishing the latter it will at least stand before the pee'ple with a record of which it will have no cause to be ashamed. THE NEW BATTLESHIP. Another formidable fighter has been added to the American navy. Saturday last at Cramps' yards in Philadelphia the battleship Massachusetts was launched. It is one of the three battleships provided for by the act of 1800, the other two being the Indiana and Oregon, the latter now in process of construction at San Francisco and the former recently launched. The - remaining battleship, the Iowa, authorized by the last Congress, yet has to be constructed. The Massachusetts is not one of the largest vessels of the world nor is it one of the fastest, but as a tighter it is one of the most formidable. Its speed will not be over 10 knots, this quality having been sacrificed in favor of its strength and power of resistance. In other words, it is the peer of any vessel afloat in thickness of armor and effectiveness of guns. The hull of the Massachusetts is of steel. Below the water .line the outside plating is five-eighths of an inch thick and above the water line seven-sixteenths. The water line armor belt will be of Harveyized nickel steel 18 inches thick, the redoubts at each end being 17 inches thick, these latter protecting the bases of the turrets, the revolving gear, loading apparatus, and other machinery. Its armament makes it notable among even the most powerful vessels in the world. It will have four 13-inch, eight 8-inch, and four Cinch breech-loading rifles, twenty 0-pounder and four 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, four Gatlings, and six torpedo tubes, and besides these weapons of destruction torpedo nets, range finders, search lights, torpedo boats, etc. Comparing the Massachusetts with the Hood of the English navy, the largest turret ship afloat, the Philadelphia Press says: The Hood has a tonnage of 14,150 tons, one-half more than the Massachusetts. but the Hood carries only four 67-ton guns. which is substantially the armament of the Massachusetts, and the eight 8-inch guns of the latter carry shot twice the weight of the ten 0-inch guns on the Hood. The Hood has no heavier armor than the Massachusetts, or 18 and 17 inches. The English vessel made only 17 knots on its trial trip, a half-knot less than the contract speed, while, judging from Cramps' engines in the past, the Massachusetts will probably exceed its contract speed by a half-knot or knot. In other worth, the Massachusetts can engage the Hood on even terms, and yet the Hood has cost $4,750,000, and the contract price of the Massachusetts is $3,020,- 000, which armament will raise to $4,000,000, so that the American vessel while as powerful is cheaper. When the four battleshipa are constructed the American navy will hhve four vessels as powerful as tiny font, in the .'English navy. Had it not been for Democratic niggardliness we should have had a fleet of battleships in process of construction as formidable as those ordered .by Congress and ready to cope with anything that can be sent against us. THE LESSON OF THE WASHINGTON DISASTER. The generous-heartpd people of Washington and Baltimore are contributing for the relief of the families of the victims of the Fords Theater disaster. This is commendable, for many of these fairAlies undoubtedly will need help at once, and the Congress which is re. sponsible for the calamity by its stinginess is not in session. All the same at the bar of public opinion Congress is responsible for this calamity and should be forced to make reparation. It was notified of the unsafe condition of this building, but refused any appropriation to make it secure. It therefore virtually required government clerks to work in a death. trap. It has spent millions of dollars on public buildings at localities where votes could be influenced, but in the District of Columbia, which has no votes, it has refused appropriations not only for Ford's Theater but for several other buildings which are reported as unsafe. If a private individual had been responsible for this criminal negligence he would have been brought to the bar of the courts, as Buddensiek was, and punished. The leaders in Congress who were the authors of this disaster cannot be punished except through the moral force of public sentiment. Holmanism will be held responsible for this murder of twenty-four employes of the government and the mangling and crippling of scores of others. In the Fiftieth Congress the bill for appropriation for repairing was killed by the Democratic conterrees in the House. In the Fifty-first Congress it suffered a similar fate. There was no politics in it In the last Congress Holmanism not only strangled the item in the appropriation bill for Ford's Theater but for nearly every other public building which needed repairs. Holman economy did the work. It killed twenty-four men and left one of the governmental departments in almost inextricable confusion. And all this suffering' and death because the repairing of Ford's Theater would not make party votes! Such will be the general verdict of the country. All that it can ask, however, In the way of compensation is that the government at once shall examine the condition not only of its buildings in Washington, three or four of which are notoriously unsafe, but of its buildings elsewhere whets there is any apprehension of insecurtty. One such building stands here in Chicago. There have been repeated warnings of danger in the Chicago Postoffice, and yet nothing has been done to strengthen It. Does Congress propose to go on taking the chances until the slowly disintegrating building collapses as it did in the case of Ford's Theater? WHY THEY WANT VAN PRAAG. There is reason to believe that in the closing hours of the session the Speaker and his Democratic associates will force through a resolution unseating Mr. Dish and giving his seat to Sol Van Praag. The object is not so much to give that individual a consolation prize of the salary which he would have drawn had he been a member as to make sure that no accident may happen which will deprive the party of its majority in the House before the day when this General Assembly expires It would be doing an injustice to the Democrats to assume that they have any affection Tor Sol or any faith in the justice of his claim that he was elected Even they are too decent for the one and too' intelligent for the other. But they want another vote no matter who casts it. At present they have 77 mem. bers and the Republicans 75. The election to be held next week in the Calhoun district will give them back the vote they lost by Meyer's death, and make the parties stand 78 to 75. The Democrats are nervous about that district, heavy as their majority is there. They fear a Republican " still hunt " like that of some years ago in the Thirty-fourth District. But they fear death more than they do anything else. The decease of two of their minority men would enable the Republicans to gain that number of members, and if it were necessary to call a special session they would be in control of the House. Supposing that after all precautions taken there turned out to be some flaw in the Congressional or Senatorial apportionment bill, or supposing the Supreme Court were to say the latter was unconstitutional, then a special session would be necessary, and the Democrats want to provide against the possibility of a Republican majority in the House. The contemplated seating of Van Praag is a sort of insurance against death and other casualties. There is no reason why the Republicans should submit to the ousting of Bish and the seating of Van Praag. They should be ready to meet and to resist any such maneuver. Their duty during the rest of the week is to be always on guard, for there is no telling just what moment the disreputable scheme will be sprung. CoL. Bunzz, a member of one of the drainage district contracting firms, in discussing the recent riots at Lemont, puts the blame where it properly belongs when he says: The trouble would have been avoided if Mayor McCarthy had done his duty and prevented armed mobs from assembling inside the limits of the town. I am a warm personal friend of his Honor, but must say he is in strong sympathy with the strikers, and it is to his inaction and that of his subordinates that most of this trouble is to be attributed. McCarthy is doubtless some small-bore village politician who has need for the votes of the rioters. He does not dare to offend them or to use proper means to suppress their proceedings. Most of them are turbulent Poles, susceptible to the influence of demagogues. It Is only a few years since those rioters were claiming police and militia protection themselves when the American and Iribh quarrymen of Lemont objected to their employment, as they now object to the employment of the colored workingmen along the canal. Mayor McCarthy was " agin" the Polacks then, doubtlessthey had no votes. He sides with them now. They probably have received their naturalization papers. Is Mayor Harrison is not grossly misled he will not permit the decapitation or the reduction of Capt. Herman Sennett ler of the Lake View police district to make a place for Lieut. John Stift. Capt. Schuettler, though a young man, has a fine record. At the imminent peril of his life he arrested the desperate Anarchist dynamiter, Louis Lingg, who afterwards committed suicide in the County Jail to avoid hanging. Capt. Schuettler did more than any officer of the police force to bring the Cronin murderers to justice. He is a man of good judgment aud fearless in the discharge of his duties. His record is in striking contrast to that of Stift, who was compelled to retire from the police force on account of his clumsy attempt to establish an alibi for Dan Coughlin in the Cronin trial. He was restored to the force as the price of some political dirty work in the Twenty-first Ward. He was an enthusiastic Republican under Washburne. Now he affects to be a most ardent Democrat. To promote such a man would tend to the demoralization of the pollee force and would be a disgrace which neither Mayor Harrison nor Assistant Superintendent Brennan could afford to sanction. Lim us be hospitable and polite, my lords and gentlemen, but let us not gush. DR. BRIGGS is a living evidence that a man may be a heretic and a most pious, admirable, and worthy gentleman. To STA'rESUAN LAWLER this glorious Columbian year seems to move very slowly and painfully. Tag gentlemanly railroad managers may put on " special trains," but the people will not come to Chicago until the rates come clown. IF you have not read that speech delivered by Judge Bryant in the Missouri Building last Saturday you have done yourself a great injustice. NEXT Thursday the Indiana State Building will be dedicated. A right smart chance of Indiana men will be here. Wrrn his corps of trained carrier pigeons Editor George W. Childs will have the advantage of all his contemporaries in chasing a flying rumor. IN .A. MINOR Ii.ICY; One Sure Refuge. Deacon Ironside had been attracted by an interesting story in his favorite paper, the Weekly Commentator, and had found that it led gently to an eloquent and moving dissertation on the merits of Dr. Bybold's Concentrated Extract of Wild Cherry, price 25 cents a bottle, for sale by all druggists. "It's got so nowadays," he ejaculated, throwing the paper down in disgust, " that there's only about one publication that doesn't trick you into readin' patent medicine puffs I" And he picked up the family Bible and opened it at the book of Jonah. Trouble In the Plaisance Captive Balloon (to Ferris Wheel)" Get a move on you!" Ferris Wheel"Go soak your head in the clouds!" Must Have an Ounce,. Kiljordan" I don't see what they are giving that young woman an encore for. She can't sing, she can't act, and she's as homely as sin." Shadbolt (clapping his hands enthusiastically) " We've got to make some kind of demonstra- tion ' Kiljordan, blame it! We can't throw bricks at her I" And Silence Reigned. " You can't suffocate a shoemaker," observed the exchange editor, " because he can always breathe his last." "If he does," retorted the financial editor, " won't it bring him to his waxed end?" V EnSON- AMS. George Davis, a Penobscot Indian, who has lived in Boston for a number of years, has been seized with a yearning for his native camps, and has commenced a tramp back to the grounds of the tribe at Oldtown, Me. Prince Peter Krapotkin is to come to New York on a visit next September. There will be no naval review or grand ball or anything of that kind. The noted Russian Anarchiqt will Just go around lecturing and Johann Most will look after the beer. Francis Marion's sword may be seen In the Capitol at Columbia, S. C. It has parted company with its sheath, a part of the ivory hilt is gone, and the blade is badly rust-eaten. The clerks in the office of the Secretary of State slice watermelons with it! Ferdinand Brunetière, the latest " Immortal," is also one of the youngest of the academy's members, being yet in the 43d year of his age. but there is a manifest disposition on the part of the Forty to let Emile Zola ripen a little more before admitting him. Representative Cockrell, brother of the MIStouri Senator, failed to appoint any candidate for admission to West Point from his (Texas) dis trict. and is said to regard that establishment as a "dude factory." West Point " dudes " gave a pretty good account of themseives during the lit.. tie disagreement of 11381-'05, by the way. The Nawab of Ramipur, who will soon be at the World's Fair. is a young native Indian Prince who is making a tour of the world as the finishing work of his education. He wears diamonds and Jewels on his fingers that are worth a fortune, but as he speaks good English and is kept under the eye of an English military officer the chances are that none of the bunko men will get an copper. tunity to relieve him of any of his rings. MUSIC .A.ztr DRAMA.. With the prestige that the fair name of the old MoVickee stock company would give it, a new stock dramatic organization with its permanent home at McVicker's, the oldest of Chicago playhouses, and bearing by inheritance the old name of MoVicker's stock company. would run small risk of being received with anything but favor from Chicago playgoers who have at heart the best interests of the legitimate drama. Just now there is more possibility of a permanent Chicago stock company being organised than for several years past. The experiment will car. tainly be tried, for the time between May I. and Aug. 80 at McVicker's a year from this summer is already engaged, and the projectors of the scheme are already on the lookout for individual members for the new company. The men at the bead of the movement are Manager James H. McVicker and Mr. Joseph Brooks, at present manager for William H. Crane. The plan, in brief, is that Mr. Brooks is to organize a company, first class in every respect, subject to Manager McVicker's approval. If satisfactory the four months of next summer. now being held in abeyance by the theater, will be devoted to the use of the new company for the production of entirely new plays. Should the prospects of suecess at the end of the summer season remain as bright as they seem at present the company, retaining the name of the McVicker stock company, will be put on the road for a short season, returning to the home theater for a winter engagement. In such an event, the organization will be as permanent as the New York stock companies. The present status of the project is that Mr. Brooks, who is an experienced manager and organizer, will have in charge the selecting of the company, Manager MI:Nicker merely furnishing the theater. The latter, however, will exercise a check on the company, which must be submitted for his approval. As yet no - arrangements with individual actors and actresses have been made, although it is promised that Comedian William H. Crane has no intention of allying himself with the new organization, as might be supposed from the fact of his intimate business connection with Mr. Brooks. The time for the organization of a permanent stock company in this city is ripe. Last season all the principal theaters:did a paying business. and. contrary to general expectations, the World); Fair season is almost sure to yield a liberal return. With the exception of the American Extravaganza company, which will hardly enter into competition, there is no local stock organization producing 1 the 'English or American drama. It has long been Manager McVicker's ambition, it is said, to repeat his past successes as the director of a stock company, and allied with such an active business-man as Mr. Brooks the prospects of success in the undertaking are propitious. These are the days when the foyers and managers' offices of the playhouses echo rehearsals of projects which the coming fall season in dramatics will ripen into realities. Theatrical men are more inclined, perhaps, than any other class of business-men, to the building of lofty air castles, and naturally enough they feast and grow fat on the bright prospect of what reality, when it comes, may darken into failure. The experiences of the last season, however, have been such as to tend hopefulness to the plans of the cenitiug year. Comparatively few projects backed by honest endeavor failed to reach success, and there is no doubt that theatrical managers as a class are worth more money than they were a year ago. Many of the coming season's plans have already been rehearsed in these columns, but more of them are constantly coming to light. News comes to McVicker's that C. M. S. McLellan, who wrote " Puritania " for Pauline Hall, is at work on a new opera for his star to which William Fuerst will set the musie. The opera, which has not yet been named, will receive its production in Boston Sept. 11, and will reach Chicago sometime during the winter. The Bostonians are to organize a second company which will play "Robin Hood," " The Knickerbockers," and perhaps a new opera in the cities not visited by the principal company. Another new company that will take the road next season will be the Maple-son and Whitney Opera company with Laura Schirmer-Mapleson as the prima donna and " Fodette " as the piece. It is said that Courtenay Thorpe, whom every one will remember as an old-time member of the Rosin& Vokes company, has succeeded in bringing together $15,000 by the issue of stock to make stable his coming venture as a star in the new play, "Edmund Kean." There is a possibility of Minnie Palmer making another American tour with IL A. Roberts who once acted with her. The formation of the Daniel Frohman Lyceum Comedy company to divide its time between the New 'York theater and the large cities will place Miss Effie Shannon, who has strong starring propensities, at the head of that organization, while Miss Katharine Florence will succeed to her position in the stock company. Miss Grace Kimball will take the place of Miss Virginia Earned in Sothern's support, Miss Hamad having been drawn for the leading rOle of a new play to be given by Daniel Frohman. Charles Wyndham will make a tour of this country next year under Charles Prohman's direction. This week in theatricals opened as the last closedwith overflowing houses. At all the central theaters shortly after 8 o'clock no seats were to be procured at any theater, and groups of people might be seen applying in vain at one place of amusement after another. And, what was strange, not a single novelty was offered. The Chicago Opera-House has a new ballet called the " prismatic) divertissement." It is executed by seven coryphees, and 1.1 a pleasing conceit, both in motion and color. An invention resembling the steam curtain of a few years ago has also been introduced. The Auditorium is advertising in particular the Schaffer troupe of magicians. " Variety " is the all-conquering word nowadays in Chicago amusements. " The Black Crook" celebrated its 101st night at McVicker's. It might be produced unifikerruptedly and successfully until October, but only three weeks of its engagement now remain. "The Professor's Love Story" will occupy Hooley's stage during the week. The packed audience of last evening was entirely charmed. The third week oC" The Girl I Left Behind Me" showed no diminution of patronage at the Schiller. "April Weather " continues to be the attraction at the Grand. Sol Smith Russell is in the seventh week of his engagement and his admirers are not satiatedindeed. not even satisfied. The gorgeous Lillian Russell reigns supreme in " " at the Columbia. The cool evenings of the present month have so discouraged the outlook for profitable out-of-door productions that Pain and Sons, the projectors of the "Siege of Sebastopol " pyrotechnical spectacle at the Cottage Grove Avenue Amphitheater, have decided to discontinue the performance's until July 1. All the paraphernalia will remain intact and after the date mentioned the regular plans will be carried oat. The meagerness of the Saturday night audience demonstrated clearly that people will not sit three hours in the chilling night air whatever the excellence of the fireworks may be. Artistically the four performances that have already been held have been all that could be desired. It , The singing of Miss Effie Stewart at the Trocadero was greeted last evening with pronounced favor. She will appear Wednesday and Friday evenings, and on the latter evening will sing Benjamin Godard's grand aria, " Elea aux Enfers." The other features last evening were quite up to the high standard of excellence established at the Trocadem and called forth pronounced approbation. The lwanoff troupe came forward with some quaintly sung English verses to popular airs and elicited much mirthful applause. The Von Mose Band, the Voroo Miska Hungarian Orchestra, Cyrene the dancer, and Astarte the air walker shared in the general effectiveness of the program. Tonight Miss Marina Posta will be the vocal card. Walt Till the Clouds Boll By. St. Louis Globe : There is more money in the country now than there ever was before and it will soon be obtainable again on the usual terms. Let the people have patience till the clouds roll by. That is all that is needed and it is something that doesn't cost a cent. Periodical Panics, Cincinnati Gazette: There must be a set-back in this country at periods to puncture bubbles and restore matters to a solid foundation. Passing the period of the war there was a revulsion In 1373, again in 1883, and now we have it in 1893. Mark the regularity and then make note of what followed. Some Day. Davenport Democrat: One of these days the excursion trains will run. When in the wisdom of the railroads this course is decided upon the attendance at the World's Fair will go above the 100,000 mark every day and stay there as long as the Fair continue& Lower Bates Mast Role. Springfield Republican: Lower rates are what the people are waiting for and until they come the Fair travel will undoubtedly continue somewhat disappointing to the railroads. Two feet of beautiful "primroses with tomorrow's TRIBUNE. SUBVITS HIS REP PRESIDENT PRESCOTT ON OHILDS-DREXEL HOME TROUBEE. The International Typographical os Wrestles with the Hatter in Sectet 'ion and Then Refers It to a Commit. seeResolution Adopted Touching th Death of IL E. Gambles. The member: of the Standing Committees Anneuneed Those in Charge of Entertainments. During an executive session yesterday slip& noon the delegates to the annual couvention of the International Typographical 14104 discussed the report of President Prescott of the Board of Trustees of the Childs-Drexel Home for Invalid and Aged Printers rega,d irig charges made about the management of the institution. A committee consisting of Messrs, Whitten of Boston, Neely of Bale. more, Eyelar of Dallas, Dunaway of Pore land, Ore., and Kingham of Indianapolis was appointed to look more fully into the report of President Prescott. The committee via: report back to the convention in executive session later on, with some recominendateet of action to be taken. Some time ago a complication serious in fte nature is saki to have arisen. The claim was put forth that serious exposures would be made as to the letting of contracts for the construction of the home. Naturally tee charges demanded looking into, and Prest. dent Prescott of the Board of Trustees was instructed to investigate. His report yet-.-ter. day was on the result of his work in this ai. rection. What he had for communication was of such a serious nature that it could be considered only in secret session. The Childs-Drexel Home has been a bona of contention in the International talon ever since its conception in the convention held in Pittsburg in 1880. At that time Mr. Childs and his partner in business, Mr. Drexel, each contributed $5,000 as the startmg point of the fund. From this beginning the amount was increased from time to time by assess. ments aggregating $00.000. The home was este blished at Colorado Springs and has been open one year. The Board of Trustees, through whom the home le conducted, heti reported imperfections in the building. Other matters have gone wrong also; the expenses of operating the home, it is said, have beet greatly in excess of what the original estimates placed them at. There is some talk of a change of policy in regard to admissions and administration. It has been claimed that the home has not been used wholly as a residence for indigent unionists. All these matters have led to wide discussions pro and con and many schemes looking toward improvement have been suggested. The International Typographical 'Union tnet in its forty-first annual session yesterday morning at Madison Hall. Three hundred delegates attended. The meeting was called to order by B. L. Beecher of Chicago, Chair. man of the Arrangemett committee. Be in. troduced the Rev. Floyd W. Tomkitts, rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, who deliv,. ered the invocation. Mayor Harrison thea welcomed the delegates to the city and the World's Fair. He said in part: " You make and unmake mei. I remem. her I wrote a book once which should have brought me undying fame, but the printer and proofreader prevented its reaching a second edition. The work of a newspaper print. er makes him peculiarly liable to temptation. If you hi wandering about the streets of Chicago meet with any trouble communicate with me and I will sign any letter to the Bridewell Superintendent, not because I love you, but because I fear you, gentlemen.", The Mayor then complimented Chicago for securing the World's Fair and making such a magnificent success of it, and concluded: "It may be regretted by those who believe that God can be worshiped in the open field as well as in the chureh--in looking at works of art as well as hearing sermons. It is to therm a regret that a few, who bow down before all religion excepting that of the heart, are seek. lug to deny them the right of enjoying thetn . selves as God intended." These sentimeuts were loudly cheered. James Griffon President of Typographical Union No. 10 IA Chicago then extended s brief welcome. Presidendirescott respondfd and then declared the convention formally opened. Secretary A. G. Wines read the :id of accredited delegates. They were seated and President Prescott announced the following standing committees r CredentialsHopkins, Pittsburg; Sutherland, Seattle; Rosenbaum New York; Wharry, New York ; Roby, New Orleans. AppealsMurschel, San Francisco; johnson, Galveston: Ashley, Detroit; Keyes, Albany, N. Y.: Freund, Pittsburg. Returns and FinancesNevins, Boston; &il B ly, Cincinnati; Britton, Trenton, N, J.; Deimett anti Walsh, St. Paul. On Childs-Drexel HomeWhittier, Boston! Mealy, Baltimore; Eyler, Dallas; Dunaway, Portland, Ore; Kinghani, Indianan, lis. tyre, Subordinate De nv erUnionsStiles, dSt , Louisville i e s, field, ermladin,s RAmericus; papni od u, 8M Business; i yo ah DP ea I cv emneat ert 0, r PC hSyracuse; ,r os v p ol da; keg -Ma n en c 3 Nas htcaurniil -Duoo van, Washington ; Smith, Philadelphia. j. A. Vibbert and W. T. Roberts of Chicago were made Sergeant-at-Arms and Messenger respectively. George Tracy of Washington was named as Reading Clerk and W. B. Ilea of Philadelphia Assistant Secretary. A memorial resolution of H. E. Gamble of the New York delegation, who was drowned Sunday at Diamond Lake at the picnic give' the delegates, was adopted and the coven. lion adjourned as a mark of respect. The matter of establishing the law of pri. ority and the shorter work day will be coisiderect. The German and American branches of the union will doubtless be united. 'rhe local Committee of Arrangements, which ia caring well for the visitors, is made up of : B. L. Beecher, Chairman 6-1. R. Lewia Seers. dotaa.Threys..t Gus eBeorousuBveeil, Treasurer aeap speamrn: -dhM1 Jeasor hk at Situ, a.19a. t e tm to i Lc I yesTrohkrettoutehtleohrneewmdieailTts.rnoThf outeit.cElonm. Gamble amittee haying union early this morning what the progr this matter in charge could not will be. rangements last night, but wbdirl mIn po"itoei fyftR:Yi ta r curtatN-rr NOTES. When a mercantile concern " takes in mu it is in the interest of the balance-sheetLentil Courier. A peculiarity about it is that when money is tight it's business that's apt to stagger.Ftik adelpla Time. Patient--" to you give Fuer' Dentist- " No; you have to pay for it. This isn't a barber. shop."Broolaytt Life. Peastraw--" How is your niece these days?" dflarnes" Just the same as usual- for a man,"liarper's Bazar. " She appeared to me like one woman in s thousand." " How so?" "I saw her at tlie bato gain ciniter."Detrolt Tribune. Although never down on any list of Vs. seekers it is by no means unusual for a reef to AAm de e were a announced all right W find itself slated for a good thinge-Bural3 Courier. proper time, but that they did not rattle in the collection basket. Texan Siftings. " eghtathtighellc1 Sundar that Cholly is very independent. Ile saY will never be owned by anybody. oprobablp s that le why be feels at liberty to give lamed away so often."Washinoton Star. Wibble" I'd like to know what reason t '32 have for calling beer an aristocratic driale Wabble" Well. it comes within the pail. tha chief reaeon."Indianopoles Journal. Hubtle (of the Elater)---" You Must reed my paper. It is the only paper of its kind la ib world." Simplegood" Is that so? Really. tog don't know how glad I am to hear it."B001 Tranacript. 'Slut One Great Show., Philadelphia Press: Chicago, at great Mel"' in money and effort has organized the atellted Exhibition the world ever saw, and those who do. sire to see the collection should go there, Tba attempt to get up a side-show in ban Irene loce or anywhere else does but deserve mummy-Ss' ment, No Show for Them. Baltimore American: Charges against I fourtt class Postmaster will secure his dismissal. ut course, such a little thing as allowing him to de' fend himself is not thought of. And yet be is Sgt American citizen, and he has a right to boner' able treatment. I I , a i - t ' 1 , , , ks 1 . I A, . , II, . . . . , --,,,,...,-.., , , ...., , , - a ! en Menet ge01, i 'ttre a:,tartioa.musbnn a artisluiinbarbealitt::: gti .0aronurfEtalocto ands th at I r time, but ,f ion batiket. , 14 :e SaYS " 1 o probabil : 'its blulbel i, reason 03 tio driakr 11 pail. ill ill II. g i ., tan st resa l'' kind la Os I Really, 100 vtBartolt - eat eivens I la greolefit, me w13011'- tleere, Tia , yisocisce , ellagtcsfr 1 ift i fourth- . missal- Ot him to de' yetba iota to 110124'P Lr4 , f ., 4 -- I I - -III:4 A .L1,A LP A.N AA .A.A A. -IL W. all v .0. v. v... .-. 4 American organizations responsible for send- insisted on that due provision be made for the duty and also as a matter of -policy, should hers and the Republicans 75. The election to , MUSIC .A.1N'ro DRAMA. SUBMITS HI lug Gilbert to this country on his dynamite flow of the motive current without involving do all they can to put Ur ,ugh the bill which be held next week in the Calhoun district will i Itc Griallmre old Maicker stock company would give it, a With the prestige that the fair name of the LT I - mission have taken no interest in his case or the destruction of property noted in some has been referred to, 1 ey should repudiate give them back the vote they lost by Meyer's al, 41,,s nitca lerimonpra." It other cities. In other Words it should be a those men in their own party who for per- death, and make the parties stand 78 to 7o. um", atnpir dranintitt nrrynni7ntinn with its rmit, TVDTIC, TEIDDMIA I - ---,- .--..... ...L...., . Aw- I 16, WV S.VMAWYS7 WU... V.- 0.4.1, WA LILO rill, - .. .

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