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S ".jr- ft' 1S THE PHILADELPHIA TIMES. SUNDAY 'MORNING. APEIL 4, 1897. 9 NOTES OF DELAWARE LAWS GOVERNING READY FOR THE jNEW GOUflGILS BOTH BRANCHES OF THE CITY LEGISLATURE TO ORGANIZE FOR THE YEAR. Joliann Hoffs "Simply 5S, $6 and guilty, shall forfeit and vacate his seat Any vender or contractor participating In such act shall be Incapable of recovering any demand thus infected by fraud, and all such offenders shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction of such offense in the Court of Quarter Sessions for said city and county shall be fined and Imprisoned at the discretion of said Court "This act applies to any Councilman, guardian of the pour, member of the Board of Health or warden or inspector of the prison, and any other member, officer or agent of the said city corporation, or of any department recognized by the act, or clerk of any department therein. The evident purpose of this act is to prevent the seeking for and the passage of appropriations of public money, with the view of benefiting in any direct monetary manner their promoters. It is Intended that every appropriation of the city funds shall stand or fall solely on its merits. "It has been stated that School Directors and members of the Board of Public Education perform their public duties without pay. There is oue exception to this statement. By act of April 16. 1857, it was provided that it should be lawful for the City Councils of Philadelphia, by ordinance, to provide for the payment of the secretaries BENKERT & CO. 1 104 Chestnut .Street. best Shoes tion Hall. The first will be given on Wednesday evening. At the Houston Club's ladies' day on Saturday Frederick Weber gave au organ recital, playing selections from Batiste, Wagner, Flagler and Verdi, Including the "Pilgrim's Chorus" and the grand march. "Alda." James McOuigau gave two tenor solos, rendering Shelley's "Love's Sorrow" and DeKoven's "Past and Present." Edward A. l'aulton. the author of the "Little Red Riding H,Kd." the Mask and Wig's new play, directed yesterday's rehearsal. The annual smoker and banquet of the State Medical Society occurred last Tuesday evening at the University Club, while the Tyson Medical Society held its annual banquet there the succeeding evening. During the past week many valuable additions have been made to the law library of the University. Among the contributors were John H. Chestnut, John M. Strong and several other prominent Phlladelphlans. The John Ashhurst Surgical Society has elected tbe following officers for the ensuing year: President, TV. IL.Dclaney: vice president, J. R. Wilson; treasurer. R. A. Fair: recording secretary, A. R. Kennedy, and corresponding secretary, F. J. Halloran. The Garrick Club of the University will present "Dandy Dick" at Pottsville on April 5. DELAWARE PEACHES PLENTIFUL Rcports From Down the Peninsula Indicate an Enormous Yield. " Special Telegram to The Times. Milford. Del., April 3. The Indications are that the yield of peaches this year will exceed that of former years and that the markets will be glutted with the favorite fruit. The buds on tbe trees are beginning to swell and the pink blossoms are Just beginning to peep through the openings in the bursting buds. Soon the trees will be in full bloom and then the orchards on the peninsula will present a sight truly beautiful. The fruit-growers are happy over the prospects of a big crop of peaches. It means money In their pockets, more cash for the housewives and every one interested in the harvesting of the crap. The revenues of the railroads will be increased, extra clerks will be employed In the shipping season and taking it altogether, everything has assumed a rosy aspect and everybody is rejoicing. A Dwelling House Gutted by Fire. Special Telejrram to The Times. Collingswood, N. J., April 3. The handsome residence of Captain Aaron Bryant, on Hadilon avenue, near Cuthborf s road, caught, fire from a defective flue this morning and burned so rapidly that it was impossible to save any of the furniture or personal effects of the family. The local fire company responded to the alarm, but the building being entirely of wood, they were unable to cope with the blaze successfully.' The loss . on the house and contents was placed at $3,000. It was Insured for nearly that amouut. Preparing to Resume Work. Special Teleeram to THE Times. Vineland, N. J., April 3. The, long idla brick w;orks at Clayville. near South Vine-land, are being put In repair for the resumption of operations in n few days under the firm name of "The Globe Fire Proofing Company." The plant has been leased by William Cramp & Sons, of Philadelphia, It Is stated, who will make fancy pressed brick. In it few days the thermometer tube factory, which Is being erected on the old glass works site, will also start up. Naval Changes. Washington, April 3. Captain E. M. Shepard and Captain M. L. Johnson, commanders respectively of the San Francisco and the Cincinnati, have been ordered to exchange commands. The Cincinnati is com ing home from the Mediterranean. Commander R. P. Leary. of the Katahdln. has been ordered to examination at Washington and then will go home on leave of absence. Farmers Fighting Forest Fires. Special Telegram to THE TIMES. Williamsport, Pa., April 3. Forest fires are destroying much young timber on the mountains west of this place. Between Jersey Shore and Lock Haven farmers are in the woods fighting the flames to prevent their property from being destroyed. In the vicinity of Antes Fort the tire is raging dangerously near farm buildings. A Blaze Among Cranberry Bogs. Landisville, N. J.. April 3. A forest fire Is raging and destroying valuable cranberry bogs at Lake Branch, near here. The bogs are owned by Lorenzo Adams, of Vineland. Hundreds of acres of valuable timber land are also being burned. A high easterly wind is blowing. Want Land for a Railroad. Upon application of counsel for the Ocean City Railroad Company Justice Ludlow in Camden yesterday appointed Alexander D. Springer, Jesse D. Ludlam and Joseph E. Hughes commissioners to condemn tbe land of Thomas Bray, in Cape May county. the h Republican Politicians of Both Factions on the Look Oat for Federal Offices. Special Telegram to The Times. Wilmington, April 3. Politicians are discussing the relative chances of the Regular and Union Republicans for the various offices under the Federal government which President McKinley will be called upon to fill In course of time. The Addlcks faction claim that they will get the bulk of the offices, while the Hlg-gius Republicans on the other hand claim that a goodly share of the honors will fall to their lot. The term of Postmaster Moore does not expire for nearly a year, but notwithstanding this fact there are already a number of aspirants for the place. It was thought that F. E. Bach, former private secretary to Senator Higgins, was an applicant for this plum, and it was believed he would have the backing of the leaders of tbe Regular Republican faction, but It seems that Mr. Bach instead Is making a fight for a position in the Treasury Department at Washington. W. C. P. Colquhoun Is after the position of postmaster, while among the other names mentioned are those of Winflcld S. Quigley and H. H. Billany, both Regular Republicans. Among the Union Republicans Ex-Postmaster Daniel Stewart is talked of for the place, as Is also D. P. Barnard, who is a prominent Addicks man aud one of the members of the Union Republican county executive committee. Walter H. Hayes will get the backing of the Union Republicans for the position of United States District Attorney to succeed Lewis C. Vandegrift. The candidate which the Regular Republicans will advocate for the position of District Attorney is Hugh V. Browne, the young Wllmiug-tou lawyer who is chairman of the Regular Republican State committee. Probably the biggest fight over Federal appointments is between Ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives H. H. McMullln, an antl-Addicks man, and State Senator Robert J. Hanby, who are waging a bitter fight for the office of United States Marshal. McMullln lias filled the office with fidelity before and has enlisted the services of a large number of prominent people of both political parties in Delaware aud Is very hopeful ot gettiug the prise. Senator Hanby, on the other hand, thinks that the office should be given to a Union Republican, and believes he could fill It as creditably as any of his opponents. He served In the Delaware regiment during the war, made a good soldier, and his friends believe he will make a capable United States Marshal. Among the otner candidates tor the marshalship are Delaware Clark, of Delaware City; James H. Clark, an ex-levy court-man, and Ex-Police Captain John C. Kersey. The Regular Republicans do not take much stock lu the disclosures of tbe Adaicks peo ple wbo claim to have uneRrmeu enougn political fraud in Sussex county to give them the county by several hundred majority. A meeting of the Regular Republican leaders was held at Dover this week, when the matter of the contest iu Sussex was discussed at considerable length and it was decided that immediate action should be taken as far as the regulars were concerned. One of the leaders who attended the conference afterwards explained to The Times representative: "We do not propose to exculpate the Demo-cratic party bv deprecating the alleged Investigation made by the Addicks people at Georgetown, but we do not propose to stand by aud hear the AddickHes charge us with lending ourselves to elect tbe Democratic ticket and conspiring against the Union Republicans, without branding the charge as false. We committed no fraud in Sussex county and do not propose to let the charges of the Union Republicans go unchallenged. That is the reascn we held a conference at Dover, to clear our skirts of tho bogus accusations of the Addicks people." The Addicks Republicans accused the regulars with fusing with the Democrats in Sussex countv last fall with a view to defeating the Addicks ticket. They claimed that they unearthed certain frauds In tbo election returns of Sussex county and that uuder a fair count the Addicks people say they could have elected their county ticker. This is all denied bv the regular Republicans, who argue that" inasmuch as there were two Republican tickets in the field In Sussex county, the Addicks people could never have carried the countv under those circumstances. The Addicks people say they expect to unseat Senator Kenny when the proofs uf the alleged irregularities are submitted to the National Senate and that Addicks will then he conducted to the seat which Kenny has vnfutert. Mr. Kennv is not at all alarmed over this aspect of the case, however. OPPOSED TO ANNEXATION Residents of South Chester Do Not Want the Borough Merged in Chester. Special Telegram to The Times. Chester. Ta., April 3. Mayor Crosby M. Black, of this city, was served with an Injunction this afternoon restraining him from Interfering in the government of South Chester borough, and directed him to turn over to tbe borough government all the property he came into possession of the first Monday in March, as the result of the annexation proceedings. The South Chester Borough Council has been directed to meet for organiiatlon on Monday night. The Judge designated the following as the members ot toe norougn Council: Francis E. Lawrem-e. H. J. Riley, Thnnia A. McDowell. James M. Thomas, John A. Hock. George Forsythe, John Rear-don, John Moore, Theodore Cndwalader, Augustus Bcsore, Andrew Johnson and Will iam v. raimou. xnc biuhwnuu h,wh' they will control at least seven of the members of Council and may have eight to five or four as the case may oe. Lycoming Democrats Elect Delegates. SnerUl TeleKrsm to THE Times. Williamsfort, Pa., April 3. The Demo cratic standing committee of Lycoming coun ty met here to-day and reorganized by elect ing W. E. Nickles as county cnairman nna Hugh Gilmorc secretary. The following delegates were chosen to attend the State Convention: Louis C. Harinton. Walter Smead. L. R. Robinson and It. C. Russell, of this dry: P. M. Truiubower. of Muncy; D. E. Hostrandcr. of Cnrmal; H. H. Rutter. of Hughesville, and W. H. Everett, of Mont gomery. Luzerne Democrats Meet. Special Telegram to THE TIMES. Wilkesbarre, l a., April d. The Demo cratic county committee beid an enthusiastic meeting this morning. D. L. Creveilr.g and Matt Long, the latter of Hazleton, were In favor of harmony. A. M. Frets was re-elected county chairman. Pennsylvania Chat Over 3.V) families changed their residences at Harrisburg on April 1. Durine the past rear there were 1.000 more arrests made in Harrisburg than last. The Chester Brewtne Company has been chartered with a capital stock of S'-'o.OoO. Mavor Patterson, of Harrisbure. has signed tbe ordinance making the tax levy of the city seven mills. Trnmns are carefully avoldlne Altoona. as the ordinance requiring them to work In the city quarries with a ball and chain to their legs Is now in effect. Measles Is epidemic In Scranton and during the past month 224 cases have been re ported. It Is thought the outbreak will grow less as tbe warm weather approaches. rir C. T. Daniels, who for a vear has been phvslcian at the Indian School, Carlisle, has been anDointed to a similar position at the school on the Blackfeet Agency, in Montana. Rcnresentatlve Baldwin, of Delaware coun ty has nresented to the Commissioners of Chester Park two live North Carolina deer which he secured wnne on a receut nunting trip. Tho Mnlllnon mills, at Chester, which have not been running recently, will be put in operation in the near future. A new stock coin- any, headed by James H. and Harvey P. lalllson, has been founded. Andrew Schmo. a witness in the Pallvma murder case, whose disappearance caused a iinstnonemcnt of tbe trial at the last term the Lackawanna County Court, has been arrested and placed in Jail at Scranton. The business of the Harrisburg post office tur the vpar lust ended show an Increase over last year of 25.0s6. The receipts for the past four years exceeaea any ouice in Pennsylvania with the exception of Philadelphia. Pittsburg, Allegheny and Scranton. The Phoenix Bridge Company, of Phoenix-vllle, has secured contracts for three bridges for the Northern Pacific Railroad, a large recreation pier In New York City, aud a steel viaduct and sixteen plate girder spans lor tni; i tu.aaeipn:a aim neauing naiiway. will le necessary to increase the forces the mills and shops and run full double 1 1 turn. , of PUBLIC SGHOOliS PROF. CHRISTINE'S EIGHTH LECTURE BEFORE THE SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGY. MANY DIRECTORS IN THE DARK Mknjr Director and Teachers Are, According to Professor Christine, Entirely Unfamiliar With the Lavs by Which They Are Governed The Professor Also Treated of the Introduction of Laws Into Schools and of Their Observance, and Made Plain the Manner in Which Funds Are Appropriated to the Board of Education and Paid Out Again. Professor Frederick Foster Christine's eighth lecture on school law to the School of pedagogy of the Central High School proved a particularly Interesting one. These lectures are arousing an Interest In the sub jects treated among both teachers and School Directors? Pennsylvania has not yet demanded a knowledge of Its school laws on the part of the teachers In its public schools. Indeed, outside of the school districts governed by the general school law. School Directors, as a class, are. almost entirely Ignorant of the laws governing their separate districts. In New Jersey every teacher In the public schools must have satisfactorily passed an examination upon the school laws of the State. Professor Christine opened his lecture by quoting a section of the act of April 2, 1885, which requires the teaching of physiology and hygiene in all the public schools of the Commonwealth, and to which extended treatment was given In the previous lecture. Section second of the law provides that no certificate shall be granted any person to teach In the public schools of the Commonwealth, or In any educational Institution receiving money from the State, after the first Monday in June, 1SS6, who has not passed a satisfactory examination in physiology aDd hygiene, with special reference to the effects of alcoholic drinks and stimulants and narcotics upon the human system. "Havlnp made the introduction of physiology and hygiene into the public schools compulsory, " he said, "it was necessary for the State to insist that the teachers should be fully prepared to treat the subjects In the splrii In which the Legislature had framed the act. Under this law, any citizen can have legal redress by mandamus for any failure on the part of Directors or Controllers of public schools to enforce the provisions of this act, both as to the Introduction of phys'ology and hygiene, as regular subjects of study, and as to the satisfactory examination In these subjects of every teacher who has entered the public schools of the Commonwealth, or any educational Institutions receiving money from the State, since tho first Monday of June, 1SS6. The Law Carried Out, "That this law Is carried into effect in the first twe've grides in the schools of Philadelphia is evidenced by the questions submitted to the candidates for admission into the higher schools. It Is also obligatory upon the higher schools to carry the law into effect, as the act Includes 'all departments of the public schools of the Commonwealth.' The next subject treated was that of eminent domain, under which It Is always possible to secure eligible school sites. "By act of April 9, 1867, it is provided," said the speaker, "that whenever the Board of School Directors or Controllers of any school district in this Commonwealth shall be unable to procure such eligible sites for the erection of school houses thereon, as ihey may deem expedient, by agreement with the owner or owners of the laud, It shall and may be lawful for the Board of Directors, in benalf of the school district to enter upon and occupy sufficient ground for the purpose, which tbey shall designate and mark off, not exceeding in any case one acre, and to use and occupy the same for the purpose of erecting thereon a school bouse, with Itb necessary or convenient ap purtenances, and for all damages done and suffered, or which shall accrue to the owner or owners of such laud, by reason of the taking of the same for the purposes afore said, the funds of the district, which may be raised by taxation, shall be pledged and deemed a. security. "The Supreme Court has decided that improved real estate can be seized, and lots already in use can be enlarged, under the provisions of the act of April 0, 1807. Money for School Support. "By act of February 2, 1854, the fiscal year of the controllers of the public school of the city of Philadelphia was ordained to commence on the 1st of January of each succeeding year. It was also made the duty of the controllers of public schools to furnish to the City Councils the amount that would be necessary for the support of the public schools for an ensuing year. The modus operandi whereby the Board of Public Education obtains money for the support of the schools In the First school district Is as follows: The various sectional School Directors submit to the board estimates of what. In their Judgment, will be necessary for the schools in the matter of repairs, new furniture, new heaters, painting, alterations, etc. These estimates are referred to the committee on estimates of the Board of Public Education. "This committee makes a thorough Inquiry relative to the estimates received from the various sections, and after determining what may be necessary and proper, there is added the requisite for the school properties under the direct care of the Board of Public Education, and also the amount for salaries of officers of the board, for teachers, janitors, supplies, coal, painting, etc., and a report is then submitted to the Board of Public Education. If Indorsed the estimates are sent to Councils, and referred to the Jolut committee on schools. This committee meets that on estimates of the Board of Public Education, and the estimates are considered by both committees. Very often the committee of the Board of Education makes a second visit to school properties, In com pany witn a sun-committee of the Joint committee of Councils on schools. The latter committee submits a report of Its conclusions to Councils. The estimates for schools, as are all other appropriation bills, are then referred to the Joint finance committee of City Councils, "About November of each year the finance committee commences the consideration of all appropriations for the ensuing year. Each department Is notified when its estimates are to be considered, and Is represented by its proper officers and committees. The conclusions of the finance committee are submitted to Councils, and each chamber votes on the adoption, modification or rejection of the appropriation bills. When passed the bill Is sent to the Mayor for his consideration; if this be favorable the appropriation certified by the City Controller. ..Warrants can be drawn against the school appropriation by the Board of Public Education, ana these, when countersigned by the president and secretary of the board, and by the City Controller, are delivered to the persons In whose favor they are drawn, and are then cashed on prestntation by the City Treasurer. Each city warrant Is drawn In the name of the person entitled to receive It, and Is made payable to that person or to bearer. A city warrant should, therefore, he guarded' with the same care as actual money, as mere possession Is prima facia evidence of lawful ownership. Laws Governing Director. "By act of February 2. 1854, It was provided that If any Controller or Director of the public schools shall at any time be directly or Indirectly interested In any sale or contract for supplies to be furnished suld city, or to any corporation or department by this act recognized or placed under the provision of Councils, or shall secure any gratuity, money or property whatsoever by reason of such sale or contract, he shall be Impeached, and If found a of In is In bo INTEREST IN COMMITTEE LISTS The Presidents of the Select and Common Conncils Will Both be Re-elected and Announce Their Assignments of Members to Committees A Few Minor Chairmanships That Will Have to be Filled New City Fathers to be Sworn Into Office by Judge HcMichaeL Both chambers of the City Councils for the ensulug municipal year will be organized to-morrow at the City Hall. As usual on such occasion the apartments of the Select and Common branches will be lavishly decked with flowers, and the horticultural display will be extensively added to by the offerings which will be on the desks of the new and re-elected members. The proceedings incidcut to the organization will begin at 10 o'clock A. M., in both brauches, which will be called to order by their respective chief clerks at that hour, and these officials will then read the certificates of the newly-elected and the re-elected members of the body, to whom Judge Mc-Michael will admluster the oath of office. When this formality has been complied with Henry Clay, of the Sixteenth ward, the Re. publican caucus chairman, will place in nomination the names agreed upon in caucus for officers. James L. Miles will receive the unanimous vote of the members, aud will be re-elected president. The other officers who will be unanimously elected are Joseph H. Paist, chief clerk; Henry W. Robertson, assistant clerk; Harold Godfrey, stenographer, and James Franklin, sergeant-nt-arms. Mr. Miles' nomination will be seconded by Edward W. Patton, of the Twenty-seventh ward, and "Squire" Mc-MuIIen, the senior Democratic member. President Miles will have administered to him the oath as President of the chamber by Mr. McMullen. - In the Lower Chamber. While Select Council is organizing a like work will be going on in the lower chamber, where forty-one members are to take their seats. Judge McMichael will administer to them their oath of office. When this is done Charles K. Smith, the chairman of the caucus, will nominate for reelection all tho present officers, and they will be unanimously elected. Tbey are: Wen-eel Hartman, president; George W. Kocher-sperger, chief clerk; William Bartley, first assistant clerk; William H. Baker, secretary of the finance committee; W. H. Feltou, committee clerk; William H. Lelar, stenographer, and Charles B. Hall, sergeant-at-arms. After this a committee from each branch will inform the Mayor that Councils are organized so that his message may be received. Xo business but the reception of this document and the appointing of committees will be doue at this initial session. The New City Legislature. The Select Council will be made up as fol. lows: Ward. 1. 1". A. McClaln, E. 2. Jos. L. Nobre, K. 3. Harry Hunter, K. 4. Win. McMullen, D. 5. inn. li. Anlerson,K. 6. James Nolun, 1. 7. .S. F. Houseman. R. 8. li. TV. Sunderland, R (l. It. R. Brlmtbiirsl.R. lu. F. A. Bollinger. K. 11. Joe. A. Klemmer, It 2. Louis J. W'Hlker, R. 13. James L. Miles, R. 14. TV. li. Rutherford, R 15. Win. G. Huey, R. Hi. Henry Clay. R. 17. 0. Kitrheuman. It. In. Vni. ltowen.- R. lt. Thos. j: Koso, R. Ward. 20. Join Stnckhouse. R. 21. Jos. JI. Ailams. R. 22. Geo. B. Edwards, R 23. J. E. Byram. R. 24. A. II. Macowen, R. 25. Wilbur F. Short. R. 26. Jos. A. Brtgjjs. R. 27. K. TV. Pattou, R. 28. L. O. Fourier, R. 20. A. R. Raff. D. 80. Wm. McCoaen. R. SI. W. Ti. I'pperman, R 32. F. M. Harris, R. 33. Samuel Lamond, R. Henry Brooks, K. 3.'.. Jos. H. Brown. R. 36. Hugh Black, R. 37. John Dougherty, R. 38. H. TV. Sherlock, R The new Common Council will consist of the following members: Ward. 1. II. Y. Shueart. R Ward. 22. Geo. W. Borer, R TV. li. Brown. R J.R.C. .TIoAMster.R ,i. M. iiazlett, n. (iustave Haho. R. 23. Jas. TT'olatencroft.R Kobt. T. Corson, R. 8. Creartick. M.D..B .1. tl. Morrison, R. 24. Wm. TV. Allen. R. r . I. Mitchell, R. John C. Steger, R. V. M. Leonard. R. 2. ('. F. Iseniinger, D. J. F. Slater, R. A. TV. Falhy. 1). 3. lr. C. S. -Means. R. 4. Lewis Kfnaley, D. Harry Qtilnn, D. 5. H. S. Martin. R. A. M. Dellaveu. R. Frank Stevens. R Frank Richards, R J. r. .elli. K. John Lane. R. 25. TV. It. KnlKht, Jr.R J. II. TVoodbead, R. K. K. Tonzue. R. Kzekiel Gordon, R CD. B. Balhiraie.R m. T. Birch. R. 26. E. A. Anderson. R 6. Wm.Van Osten. V. 7. Charles Seger, U. J. S. Hamnioud, R. A. F. Steveus, Jr.R. Chris. J. Ferry. R. 8. V. Uartnian. H. D. S. B. Chew, R. . ("has. Roberts. R. 10. W. II. Gurrett, R. B. L. Smeilley, R. George McCuniy, R. 11. E. E. Smith. R. 12. Henry Errlin. R. 13. E. H. Hults. R. Jas. C. Collins. R. 14. 3. T. stauffer. R. Dr. TV. J. Scott, R. Alex. Abrahurrs. P. 15. 11. L.Montg-omery.R ;eorge Thomas. R. Theo. Borden, R. M. B. Parker, R. O. G. Slercer, R. Vacancy. 16. S. B. Gilpin, R. 17. Auituat Hohl, R. Geo. Q. Spiel. D.- 18. R. T. Irwin, P.. Isaac D. Hetzell, R. M. TV. Bomber, R. Wm. H. Miuirie. R. 19. Thumns Firth. R. Eihv. Bucbholz. R. II. TV. B. Cornelius, M. D.. II. John Doak. Jr. R. W. H. Seltzer, R. Jos. A. Eslen. R. E. S. Little. R. J. D. Blackwood, R, Samuel .Moore. K. R. C. Meereadv, R J. C. H. Ivans. R. 27. Chas. E. Connell. R. 3. TVarner Goheen.lt v. M. Swain. R. Basil H. Brown, R. ss. li. A. Miller, R. L. B. Mathias, R. John E. Warren. R. Amos A. Blake, D. 29. Dr. W. R. Batt. R. u. w. Edmunds. R Daniel H. Buck. R. Anton f . Miller, R Walter Graham, R. Geo. H. TVaguer. B D. O. Boorse. R. 30. John Irvine, R. F. MeCullougb. R. Wm. H. Fiinston. B ol. K. 8. Leltnead, K John Pallatt. R. Lalen C. Krisher, R r:. w . Klrnards. K 32. F. L. Breltlnger. R. J. l. Buckley, k T. G. LovejrroTe. R. . s. Thomas. R. W. X. Stevenson. R 33. Chas. H. sarre. R. A. T. Viadsworth.R. Thos.Wasroer. Jr. R G. T. Thackara. R. S. G. Miller, R. Vacancy. 34. Robert Harvey, R. 20. Chts. K. Smith. R. C. C. Warwick, R. Jas. E. Grist. R. Dr. T. J. Morton, R. Geo. W. Conrad, R. M. M. Caverow, R. 35. P. E. Cost-llo. R. Chas. B. Barton. R. Geo. Hawkes, R. Geo. TV. Kucker. R. 21. TVm. p. Dixon, R. .Tosiah Linton, R. H. M. Levering. R. 22. Thos. Meehan. R. Jacob J. Seeils. R. 3. TV. Davidson. R. Sam'l Goouniun, R. 38. S. K. fitlnzer. R. A. R. H. Morrow, R John J. Orr. R. Thos. J. Henry. R. 37. .7. H. B. Am'ck. R. John D. Helns. R. 33. John Barrows. R. ueo. H. Klttams. R Jas. Thompson, R. Republicans, 126; Democrats, T; vacancies, 2. The Committee Assignments. It is understod that both Presidents Miles and Hartman have completed their assignments of the members of their respective chambers to the various standing committees, ard that they will be announced ns soon as the message of the Mayor is received and read to-morrow. The principal Interest in this portion of the function of the day centres In the make-up of the committee on finance, upon which there are three vacancies in the Common Council, eaused by the retirement of Judson C. Keith, of the First ward; R. C. Horr, Twenty-fifth ward, and C. M. Hunslcker, Twenty-ninth ward For these three vacancies it Is understood that Gustave Hahn, of the First ward; David S. B. Chew, Eighth ward, and William H. Garrett. Tenth ward, have been selected by President Hartman. In place of R. C. Horr, as chairman of the committee on Fourth of July celebration. Mr. Chew Is likely to be appointed, as he Is the next ranking member of the committee. The retirement of William J. Pollock from Common Council leaves a vncancy as cbalrmau of the street-cleaning committee, which will be probably filled by the appointment of Chas. E. Conuell, of the Twenty-seventh ward, or Arthur R. H. Morrow, of the Thirty-sixth ward. i Two other minor chairmanships are vacant by reason of retirements those of the committees on charities and correction and election divisions. Xelther of these comniltees of any great importance, and there Is no scramble for the places at the head of them. There are no chairmanships which are filled by Select Councllwen vacant, and It Is not believed that there will be many changes In the composition of the committee so far ns the members of the upper chamber are of j I It I In i It is now nearly 50 years that Johann Hoff first introduced his Malt Extract to the medical profession. It has since been accepted as the Standard Nutrient Tonic, and is used all over the world. No wonder, then, that innumerable imitations have sprung up, all claiming to be as good if not better than the Original but upon trial they are all found wanting in the most essential qualities of a True Malt Extract. Brewers all over the country have been bottling and selling strong export beers under various names as Malt Extracts. Beer is not an extract of malt, but only an infusion of malt and hops. . The essential qualities which make a True Malt Extract are that it should contain as small a proportion of alcohol as possible, and it shall be' free .from preservatives like salicylic acid and other deleterious drugs. Most of these Beers paraded under the name of Malt Extracts contain a large percentage of alcohol and preservatives, which are deleterious to health. Beware of these imitations which are sold under the name of Malt Extracts. The genuine JOHANN HOFF'S MALT EXTRACT has the signature of "Johann Hoff" on the neck label. All others are worthless Substitutes THE SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL Everything Points to the Unqualified Suc cess of the Undertaking. The coming "Shakespearean Festival," which is to be given at the Academy of Music during the week of April "20. promises to be a great and noteworthy event. The entire community Is aroused, and meetings are feeing held almost daily In the different sections. To-morrow afternoon at the Girls' Normal School the committee and alumni will meet and report upon the progress of the work. A number of prominent speakers wlil be on hand. Judging from the advance sale of "exchange tickets" and boxes, the capacity of the Academy will be tested at every performance. It Is learned that at least 20,000 tickets are in circulation, and a score ot boxes have been disposed of for the whole engagement. The demand le constantly Increasing, and it seems certain that financially the festival will be a signal triumph. These performances will be for the benefit of the Teachers' Annuity and Aid Association of Philadelphia. The objects of this association are to provide for and to furnish pecuniary aid from time to time to such of Its members as shall be incapacitated from teaching in the public schools of the city of Philadelphia by reason of sickness or advanced age. The entertainments will be given nnder the combined auspices of the Alumnae Association of the Girls' High and Normal Schools and the Teachers' Annuity and Aid Association. ilCSll and Is to to of the several sections of the First school district. A proviso was added that not more than $100 per annum should be appropriated or paid to each of said secretaries. By act of May 4, 1864, the compensation was fixed at $100." RECOGNIZED BY HIS PET A Keeper at the Washington Zoo is Astonished at the Affection by a Leopard for Its Former Master. Special Correspondence of The Times. Washington. April 3. The most Interesting animal, historically. In the collection at the Zoological Gardens. in Washington, Is a handsome African leopard, before whose cage the visitor pauses, watching with a fascination composed of equal parts' of repulsion and admiration the graceful littleness of Its serpeut-like movements. Its fathomless aqua-marine eyes. and the venomous beauty of its skin. It was a gift to his native city from Rich ard Dorsey Mohnn, the distinguished African explorer, and United States Consul to Zanzibar, and has been christened by hiin Dijini, an African word signifying devil. It seems that tho inhabitants of a certain village In which Mr. Mohun was stationed were kept In terror for tho 6afety of their children by the periodical Incursions of a fierce female leopard, who bore away. In her powerful Jaws, pigs, sheep, and any other domestic animal which chanced to tempt her feline appetite. The consul, accordingly, resolved to rid them of this nuisance, aud hav ing laid her low with a discharge from his rifle, discovered that he had orphaned an interesting young cub. This cub, which lie adopted, was Dijini. Under his care the animal grew so tame that he followed him about the streets like a dog, and finally accompanied him on a visit to Germany. When the carriage, which he had taken, stopped in front of one of the principal hotfls in Antwerp, and the consul sprung out, Dijini leaped after him, and the two entered the building together. The long Intimacy which had existed between them prevented Mr. Molmn from realizing the sensation the introduction of so unique a pet would create among the inmates of a well-regulated establishment. In an Instant the floor of the office was cleared, and guests were seen scaling pillars, and clinging to the balustrades, while the proprietor, from his vantage ground behind a windowed partition, poured forth vollejs of expostulations in broken English. "He's as tame as a cat." urged Mr. Mohuu. "I raised him from a cub." But explanations and reassurances were Sowerless to dislodge such prejudices. Poor djlnl had to be caged; and. after refusing several flattering offers for him from owners of menageries, Mr. Mohun shipped hlni to America. Six months afterwards, upon his return to Washington, the consul drove out to the Gardens to see his pet. and horrified the mau in attendance by jumping over the railing which fenced In his cage. "Get back." he exclaimed, rushing forward. "It Isn't safe to go so near. The animal Is fierce. "I don't think he'll hurt me." replied Mr. Mohnu quietly, thrusting his arm between the bars. "Are you crazy?" broke forth the keeper, seizing him by both-shoulders. "Don't you know you il get your arm chewed off? But at this Instant Diiini's eves foil nnon his master. Uttering a hideous cry of joy he sprang rorwaru, ana rawnnig noiore Dim. thrust out his long red tongue, and licked his extended nana. BANK ROBBERS CAUGHT Mutilated Money Leads to the Arrest of Two Men for Blowing Open a Safe at Oneida, Illinois. St. Lotus, April 3. Two rough-looking men are In the East St. Louis Jail suspected of the blowing open of the stife In the State Bank at Oneida, 111., last Monday night. A little over $3,000 was stoleu. They gave their names as Joseph Itlley and William Powers, but to the name of Itlley are attached the aliases of Shea and Ryan. The evidence against them Is that whpn arrested they had over $5oO. most of which is battered and mutilated, Indicating . that the money had been in au explosion. Deputy Sheriff R. G. Matthews, of Knox county, arrived In East St. Louis to-day with several pieces of the mutilated paper money which had been loft on the floor of the hank after the explosion. The coiner of a S5 silver certificate that he had just mutches a bill taken from Powers, the same corner of which had been torn or blown off. 50,037 votes were cast yesterday in The Times Library Contest. HUEY WANTS NAMES Another Move in the Contest for Select Council From tho Fifteenth Ward. In Common Pleas Court, Xo. 3. yesterday. Attorney Alexander Simpson, Jr., couusel for William G. Huey, moved for a rule for bill of particulars on Henry W. Lambivth. who is contesting Mr Huey's scat iu Select Council from the Fifteenth ward. It wiil be remembered that Mr. Lambirtli In his petition contestlni.' tho return of Mr. Huey al- leeed that persons not qualified to vote had voted; that persons went Into the voting booth and marked tickets fur voters, who were able to do so themselves. Mr. Simpson sked for a bill of particulars setting forth the names of persons who committed the alleged fraud. Attorney Rommel, representiug Mr. Lambirtli, opposed the motion for the rule, and at the conclusion the argument, decision was reserved. Just in Season How long a string of trout did you catch yesterday? First, hold up your right band. Boston Globe. A cut In the prlei of coal Is announced. This may be accepted as a trustworthy omen of an early summer. Washington Star. Coal Is coming down now, and the thermometer is going up. Here are two things this world that are never able to agree. Baltimore American. A Xcw England contemporary says more maple syrup is secured by tapping the south side of a tree. That is wrong. The Inside the side to tap. Pittsburg Chronicle. The wind seems to be anchored to the northward nowadays, which accounts for the chill. All the same, it Isn't bad April weather for this latitude. Boston Herald. The Xew Jersey peach crop Is said to be the largest ever known. The Xew York peach crop, however, was touched by a. severe frost Just after Mr. McKlnley got in bis Hny. Chicago Herald. With the approach of warm weather the cyclone comes again, finding science.no nearer a solution of Its source and power and humanity no better protected from its fatal fury. Detroit Free Press. With cycloues and floods and snow-storms other parts of the country, the much maligned Xew England spring appears to this year about the best article of its kind there is going. Providence Journal. With one eye on things celestial and the other on the Easter bonnet, the Lenten girl has a very peculiar expression, almost as difficult to diagnose as the bicycle stare, but very fetchlng.all the same. Louisville Post. For this Is springtime gentle spring The seiteOD of delight. j When we perspire at early morn And freeze our ears at night. Is NEWS NOTES OF THE UNIVERSITY ELECTION OF CLASS DAY OFFICERS BY THE SENIORS COMPLETE. THE SEW UNIVERSITY OPERA Owen Winter Has Consented to Write a Romantic Story of the Plot of the Play, Which Will be Published in an Elaborate Programme Dr. Mercer and Dr. Brinton Contribute Valuable Sketches Upon Timely Topics Fellowships in the American School at Rome Other Notes. The University authorities have decided to hold this year a Joint commencement for all the departments of the University. In consequence. It has been necessary to abandon the programme usually followed at tbe college commencement and to provide a new programme for the occasion. There will be. therefore, a valedictory or bachelor's oration at the commencement, but the graduating class has decided to make the Valedictory a feature of the class day exercises and to elect a speaker to deliver it. John D. Mahoney has been chosen for that honor, while the other class day officers and honor men who have been selected to officiate then are Leon H. Marks, as class historian; Arthur S. Brooke, as class poet; F. J. Woodbury, as class prophet, and H. M. Llp-plncott, as presentor. The honor men who are. awarded various mementoes, emblematic of the esteem of their classmen, are Charles Louis McKeehan, first, honor, who receives the spoon; Erskine Bird Essig, second honor, who receives the bowl; James Davis Winsor. Jr., third honor, who receives the cane, and Arthur 8. Brooke, fourth honor, who receives the spade used In planting the Ivy, an annual class commemorative exercise. Walter S. Cornell will deliver the Ivy oration. Class flay will occur on Monday, June 7, of commencement week. The other features of the week thus far settled upon are Suuday, June 6, baccalaureate sermon; Tuesday, June 8, alumni day exercises; Wednesday, June 0, commencement day exercises. The senior committees which have been appointed to arrange the details of these exercises are as follows: Senior promenade. F. Basil Miles, chairman; Winsor, Hosengarten, Voorhees, Goodman, Tracy, McKeehan, Colket, Houston and Rommel. Class dav, Montgomery, chairman; Mahoney, Long.'Brooke, J. S. Miles, Taylor. Dick-son, Slnkler. Tyson, Woodbury, Flschler, Tull, Young and Yearsley. Ivy planting. Reeve, chairman; Foulkrod, Brinton, Comley and Avil. Baccalaureate sermon, Lawrence, chairman; Pierce, Jordan, Taggart and Fisher. The committee of University of Pennsylvania students having in charge the presentation of "The Norseman," the opera which will be produced at the Academy of Music by the students assisted by various prominent society ladles In Philadelphia, have secured the consent of Owen Wlstar to write a description of the plot of the opera to be pub- nsuea a an e'aborate programme for the occasion. Miss Alice Fletcher, of the depart ment of ethnology at Washington, will contribute an article upon "Indian Music," while Dr. Henry C. Mercer and Dr. Daniel G. Brinton will write upon "Norse Remains in This Country" and tbe "Authenticity of Indian Legends" respectively. These latter two will add great Interest to the book, Inasmuch as both have made careful research In connection with their archaeological work along those lines. The story of the play is very Interesting. It represents the discovery of America by the Norsemen in five acts. The first deals with the Indian inhabitants, their customs and pursuits. Three striking choruses fash- loned closely after the Indian songs are in troducedthe "Chorus to the Sun," "Hunting Chorus" and "Dream Chorus." A fourth descriptive of the landing of the Norse Is Introduced In the second act, where the surprise aud joy of the visitors Is de plcted with the astonishment of the native. In the third act the Indians and Norsemen meet in running. Jumping and other ath letic contests. These parts will be taken by athletic members of the various University teams. The final act depicts the departure for home of the visitors. The music is descriptive and tbe costuming characteristic, the latter being devised by Dr. Brinton and the former principally written by Dr. Hugh Clarke. An effort has been made t reproduce as nearly as possible the exact connniens supposeu to nave tnen existed. Historically the play should be de cldedly Interesting. The American School of Classical Studies at Rome has offered for 1S07-08 the follow ing fellowships to be competed for by all bachelors of arts In the universities and col leges of America: A fellowship of $600 es tablished by the managing committee of the school, a similar fellowship established by the Archaeological Institute of America, and a fellowship of S5t0 contributed by friends of the school for tbe study of Christian archaeology. The winners of the fellowships must be enrolled as students In the Roman school and pursue their studies for a full scholastic year of ten months under their direction. beginning October 15. 151)7. Competitive ex aminations will be held in May. The series of contests annually held by the Philomathean Society of the University have been completed. The prize debate wes Won by F. S. McGrath and Burton 8. Easton and these two, with S. Foley, were also chosen to represent the society in the annnal debate with the Zelosophic Society. McGrath also won. the prize essay contest, with Easton second. His subject was "Shelly's Theology ns Evinced In His Poetry." The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted in the choice of moderator, C. E. Langstroth. '08: first censor, F. S. McGrath, "OS; second censor, H. Longwell, '08; recorder, L. Dlx. '08; secretary. Folz, 1000; treasurer, Harry B. Mingle, '00. The students of the Dental School wl:i Issue a monthly devoted to dental discussions and topics hereafter. The editorial board elected by the students consists of TV. Leon ! Ellerbeck, '07, editor-in-chief: Charles R. Turner. 'G8, and Charles P. Bllnn, '09. asso ciate editors: J. P. Nirbol, "97, business manager, and A. II. Reynolds, '08, assistant busi ness manager. Under tbe auspices of the Smith Col lege Club George TV. Cable will give a series readings from his own works at Assocla- ft fill " as wf. 3 . f I tfj 2 JL::-rv. 3 lis MiiLj

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