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Flowers, Music, Lights, Brave
Men and Fair Women
Make it Appear a
SCENE FROM FAIRYLAND.
President Harrison, Yice President
Morton and Ladies Attend.
"'"'TIN THOUSAND PERSONS FEESENT.
The Innncnral Ball A YIIon of Enchant
ment Profnslon of Flowers Imvlsh
Dccorntlon Brnniiftil Mnslc Arrival
of the Presidental Party Holding
Levcr Making a Tour of the Ilnll
Bnffalo Bill 10 the Fore
DtstlngnUhcd PennsylTnnlin Gtimts
Many Citizens of the Mnte of Alle
CUrnytPrcscnf Whirling In the Dnncc
The inaugural ball, the culmination of a
day of great events, was a success in every
respect. The President and Vice
President and their ladies were pres
ent, and were the cynosure of
10,000 pairs of eyes. Everything and
everybody was bright, beautiful and gay,
and the ballroom was a scene of dazzling
IFROK A STAFF COnUESPON"DEST.3
Washixgtox, March 4. A blaze of
countless lights, the sweet odors of banks of
flowers, the bewitching strains of soft
music, bright uniforms, magnificent cos
tumes, brilliant diamonds, and last,
though not least, the beautiful
faces of the fairest women of
the United States combined to
make the inaugural ball a scene never to be
forgotten. It is the crowning festivity of
the inauguration, the capsheat of joyous
observance first established by the Father
of his country. The great court
of the Pension building is
to-night ablaze with light and.
color, and to the seductive music of the
great orchestras thousands of fair women
snd brave men glide through the sinuous
movements of the dance, or stroll in the
long corridors and promenades, admiring
and contributing to the marvelous beauty
of the scene.
ItEFBESEN-TING THE KEYSTONE STATE.
Probably no State was so well represented
at the great assembly, which could hardly
be called a ball, as. the sovereign State of
Pennsylvania. Everywhere a special inter
est seems to attach to Pennsylvania and
this revolution of politics on account of
her great Republican principles, the vindi
cation of what by many is called "The
Pennsylvania idea" by the result of the
recent election and the important part
played in that election by Senator Quay,
Senator Cameron and other distinguished
Of course, these two Senators were con
spicuous figures at the ball. Mrs. Cameron
and Mrs. Quay were accompanied by a num
ber of ladv friends, one of the latter being
the charming wife of Senator Delamater, of
Crawford county, the distinguished State
Senator also being one of tlve party. Mr.
and Mrs. Delamater have been guests of
Senator and Mrs. Quay during the inaugu
SOME WTESTEKT rENXSYIiTAKIAXS.
It would be simply impossible to select
from the great mass at the ball a complete
list of the names of "Western Pennsyl
vanians present at the ball. Among
those noted in the most prominent polit
ical croups which stood about the vast hall
or were promenadingand occasional dancers
were General Beaver, General Hartranft,
Messrs. Stone, Stewart, Kirkpatrick.McCam
ant and Livesy, of the State administration:
Private Secretary Pearson;u Journal Clerk
Smiley and Beading Clerk Bannon, of
Legislature; Representatives Bobin
eou, Stewart and Lemon, of Al
legheny; Judge Wilson, Hon. W. B.
Roberts, General Harrison Allen, ex-Sheriff
Gray, Major H. Ii. Paul and many other
members of the Americus Club. Colonels
Hawkins, Kreps, Burchfield, Hulings,
Perchmont and Jones, of the Tenth, Fif
teenth. Eighteenth, Fifth, Sixteenth and
Fourteenth Regiments, If. G. P., and the
Sheridan Troops, with many of their staff
ABEIVAIi OF THE PRESIDENT.
The ballroom was crowded when at 10
o'clock word came that the Presidental
party would soon arrive. A few minutes
later President Harrison and party reached
the building, escorted by Colonel
Britton, Chairman of the Executive
Committee. They were met at
the entrance by the Reception Committee
headed by General J. K. McCammon. An
open passage was formed by the members of
the committee, and through this lane the
party proceeded to the stairway reserved
for them. The President took the arm of
General McCammon, and Mis. Harrison
was escorted by Colonel Britton. The
other members followed.
The ladies shortly after reaching their
rooms retired to arrange their toilets, while
General Harrison held a .reception. The
members of the various inaugural commit
tees and Government officers and quite a
throng of ladies were presented to him by
General McCammon. The President was
in excellent spirits and pleasantly greeted
an wno were introduced, chatting for a few
minutes with those with whom he was ac
quainted. IIS. A2TD MBS. MORTOX.
"While President Harrison was holding
his informal levee, Vice President and Mrs.
Morton, and their daughters, arrived
accompanied by Mr. Myron M.
Psrker and Mr. Henry A. Will
ard, and were conducted to the
apartments reserved for them. The ladies
in the Presidental party were Mrs. Harri
son, Mrs. Bussell B. Harrison aud Mrs.
JicKee. With Vice President Morton were
Mrs. Morton and his sister-in-law, Mrs.
About 1050 President Harrison was
joined by the ladies of his family,
and the Reception Committee forming
a line three and four abreast in the front
and rear of the party, a procession was
made up for a tour of the ballroom. At the
special request of President Harrison that
no police should surround him the pleasur
able task- of protecting him from the pres
C -enceof the crowd was devolved upon the
A SEA OF FACES.
From the stairway leading to the floor the
ballroom presented the spectacle of a vast
sea of facts apparently occupying every
h inch of space. President Harrison expressed
his doubts of the possibility of opening a
passageway,but said he was willing to make
theattempt. After much exertion an opening
was effected in the crowd, and the
procession began its tour around the ball,
Colonel Cody (Buffalo Bill) and Captain
Fred Brackett in advance, their herculean
shoulders doing good service in making
a pathway, and followed by about
a dozen committeemen preceding the
distinguished guests. President Harrison
walked with General Cameron, Mrs. Har
rison with Colonel Britton, and the other
lad ies with their husbands. Vice Presiden t
Morton and party followed in the wake of
the President, but separated by a considera
ble space. Admiral Jouett supported the
CHEEKING THE PRESIDENT.
President Harrison's appearance was the
signal for an outburst of applause and clap
pine of hands, which was kept up all
along the line of march. Slowly and labor
ously a narrow lane was made through the
dense throng, and President Harrison, stop
ping at frequent intervals to allow those
ahead of him to force their way, marched
entirely around the immense court and
parti v back again to the upper rooms. Here
the Vice President caught up with the
first part of the procession, and a lew min
utes later the whole party came out again
and were escorted by one of the "stair
ways to the first balcony, and thence to
their rooms. The President took the
pressure of the crowd smilingly, and bowed
his acknowledgements in return to the
salutations of the ladies.
Before retiring to their rooms the Presi
dent and Vice President, at the request of
General McCammon, came to the railing of
the balcony overlooking the ballroom
and for several minutes watched
the gay throng moving below. An
other brief reception was then
held, and at 11:50 o'clock the Presidental
and Vice Presidental parties, escorted by
the Reception Committee, left the building.
Cheers greeted them incessantly as they de
scended the stairs and walked outot the
Large numbers of people left the building
immediately after thedeparture of President
Harrison, and by midnight the floor was
sufficiently cleared for dancing. At
that hour the picture presented from
an upper gallery was indeed one of imposing
grandeur and "surpassing loveliness. The
brilliant toilets of the dancers, the thousands
of silken banners, flags aud streamers, the
stately garlands, wreathed columns, the rich
shade ot the heavy damask, satin aud velvet
hangings, the odor of the flowers, the music,
the flood of radiance from thonsands of col
ored lights, the great canopies of color over
head, all united to charm the senses and fill
the mind with wondering admiration.
The arrangements for this grand finale of
the inauguration celebration have been ad
mirable. The attendance (estimated at
10,000) has exceeded that of any previous
inaugural ball, but with a keen foresight
into the possible emergencies that might
arise, and with absolute thoroughness of
method, everything seems to have been done
necessary to the comfort of those attending.
A GBAftD BALLB00M.
Nearly nn Acre of Smooth and Polished
Dancing Surface A Description of
the Elegnnt Decorations
for tho Occasion.
The court of the new Pension building is
undoubtedly the largest and grandest inte
rior of its kind on this continent, and in
respect of symmetrical beauty it has few
superiors in the world. The area of the
tessellated tile floor is about 37,000 square
feet, or very nearly an acre. The court is
divided into three sections by two trans
verse screens of four immense columns, each
18 feet in circumference at the base, and
nearly 90 feet in height, surmounted by
classically beautiful Corinthian capitals.
These columns support wide high arches
upon which rests thejoof. There are four
entrances to the building, one on each side.
The galleries, which extend around the four
sides of the court, are supported by 150 old
bronzed pillars ot the Ionic and Coric order,
and are reached by four broad staircases of
easy ascent. Opening upon the main floors
of the court and upon the first and second
galleries are the offices and workrooms of
the 1,300 clerks now employed in the Pen
Four years ago, when the first inaugura
tion ball was held here, the then unfinished
condition of the building rendered highly
effective decoration exceedingly difficult
and in some respects quite impossible. But
to-night the perfection of decorative art
seems to have been attained.
A SCENE OF BEATJTT.
The most conspicuous feature of the in
terior scene is a two-story Japanese pagoda,
about 20x30 feet in size, in the center of the
court, built over and around the fountain,
whose bubblings have been, for the occasion,
hushed. The lower part of the pagoda is a
picturesque grotto of rocks,ferns and flowers.
On its second floors are stationed the 100
performers composing the orchestra.
xne whole structure is gay with streamers
and festoons of bunting, flags, silk draper
ies, flowers and colored lights. Not an inch
of the wood framework is left exposed. Pen
dant by slender threads from each of the
sides of the two gracefully curving roofs
are a large number of red, white and blue
incandescent electric lights, which produce
a highly picturesque effect. Tall, graceful
palms and flowering tropical plants and
masses of smilax adorn the floors and roofs.
This unique music stand is indeed a thing
On the west front of the first gallery hanes
a large oil portrait of President Harrison,
and on the east front one of Vice President
Morton, each richly framed in blue, purple
and old gold silk plush. The portraits,
with their frames, are 14x15 feet in size, and
arc tastefully draped with laurel aud silk
bunting in the national colors. Extending
around the entire circuit of the court, under
the three galleries and over the heads of the
promeuaders, are thick laurel garlands
lestooned in graceful lines.
PROFUSION OF PLOTTERS.
Similar garlands arc looped and twined
above the rich capitals of the bronzed-Ionic
pillars, forming, with the arches, a succes
sion of eclipses. Directly over the west en
trance to the building, and high above the
parapet of the first gallery, in glittering
colored gas jets, is traced the word, "Con
stitution," and higher still shines a single
five-oointed star, its crystal setting reflect
ing the rays from its hundred points of
light. The faces ot the three galleries are
almost completely covered by rich dra
peries. On the front of the lower gallery,
and just above the capitals of the pillars,
are hung broad shields, upon which are
artistically painted in rich colors the coats
of arms ot all the'Slates of the Union.
Large carved spread-eagles, laid if gold,
surmount the shields, back of Ui..-,-i .Ire
draped six, silk American flag, ur eet
long, the whole trophy trimmed unit gar
lands of smilax and roses which combine to
produce a charming effect. Alternating
with these are miniature suits of steel and
gilt Roman armor, bristling with ancient
battle axes, spears and swords, and mounted
on shields of purple, black, scarlet and blue
Tension Building at Night.
velvet. Over the arches and above and be
tween these trophies are gracefullv draped
the flags of all nations, the Stars and Stripes,
of course, predominating.
In a general way this scheme is carried
out in the decoration of the fronts of the sec
ond and third galleries. On the front of the
second gallery, however, the suits of armor
are full sized and of burnished silver plate,
and on the shields are represented the arms
of all the nations of the world, instead of the
States of the Union, and each is trimmed
with flags of the nation represented. Gold
and jeweled crowns surmount the shields.
AEMT CORPS COLORS.
The third and highest gallery is effec
tively draped with flags, in the folds of
which are hung the insignia in gold of
each United States Army Corps, mounted
upon disks of blue aud scarlet silk velvet
Large terra cotta vases, placed at short in
tervals along the upper parapet, are filled
with flowering plants. All of the support
ing pillars are heavily festooned with smi
lax and laurel, and iii the' whole plan of
decoration the softening, toning influence of
dark green foliage is artistically employed.
The richest and most striking features oj
the gallery decorations are the long lines of
silk and satin gold-embroidered banners.
These are six feet in length, and are pendant
from gilt and silver ornamented staffs, at
tached, at an acute angle, to the 150 pillars
supporting the first and second galleries.
They are trimmed with deep gold fringe and
studded with jewels. Upon each of them is
embroidered in gold the coat of arms of one
of the leading nations of the world, the
American colors alternating wjth those of
the other nations.
The decoratiups on the eight immense
Corinthian columns, are inperfect harmony
with their towering proportions. Beginning
at the bases of the capitals, eight broad gar
lands of laurels are entwined, right and left
crossing each other, but twice in their
descent. On the glistening white surface of
the columns, and between the garlands, are
attached single Southern palm leaves, pro
ducing a novel and unique effect.
These great masses of green give tone and
relief to the brilliant coloring which char
acterizes the decorations. Among the
effective features of the decorations are the
cardinal, old gold and peacock blue plush
dadoes which are tastefully draped, 14 feet
high, about the maroon basesofthe columns.
Forty feet above these are suspended large
shields painted in the national colors.
Stretching across the extreme east end of
the court is a great high-terraced conserva
tory scene of striking beauty. Broad
leafed palms, ten and fifteen feet in height,
orange trees, rare tropical plants in bloom,
bushes of superbly beautiful roses. La
France, Marechal Keil, Jackqueminot,
American Beauty and all the other varieties
now in season; hyacinths, lilies of the
valley, white and purple violets, tulips,
carnations, all -their soft colorings har
moniously blended, present a scene of
beauty upon which the eye rests gratefully.
Other strikingly handsome features of the
interior scene are eight large panels upon
which are represented in floral pictures the
executive departments of the Government.
They are eight by ten feet in dimension and
are suspended at even distances from the
front of the lower gallery. The State De
partment is represented by an open book,
upon which are lettered in immortelles the
words, a scroll and a roll of manuscript in
scribed, "Department of State." The em
blem of the War Department is a mounted
cannon with a pyramid ot cannon balls.
On the Navy Department panel is a com
plete model of the United States dispatch
boat Dolphin, perfect in every detail, with
her name on the bow.
On the panel of the Department of Jus
tice are shown the scales of justice and an
open law book, across the pages of which is
the Latin inscription, "Fiat Justitia." The
Postoffice Department as represented bv a
mail bag lettered "U. S. M." and a letter
with a postmark dated "March 4, 1889" and
adddressed to "Benjf Harrison, Washing
ton, D. C."
On the Treasury Department panel is the
representation of a iarge safe with a combi
nation lock carried out in detail. The In
terior Department is represented by a log
cabin with a stump of a tree into which an
axe has been driven, and the Agricultural
Department by a plow and a sheaf of wheat.
All of these, emblematical designs are in
half relief and are constructed of only the
A THOUSAND STREAMERS.
From the topmost peak of each of the
three sections of the roof of the building, a
sheer 150 feet from the floor, radiate a
thousand streamers of red, white and blue
bunting, alternating with garlands of ever
greens, and forming an immense canopv.
From the center of the middle canopy,
depends, probably the largest and most
complete piece, of floral decoration ever
seen. It is a full rigged, three-masted ship,
representing the Ship of State. It is 30
feet long, and a perfect model in every de
tail. Tens of thousands of choice flowers
were used in its construction. It is a
marvel of graceful beauty.
From the center of each of the canopies
overspreading the end sections' of the court
depends a floral ball, 15 feet in diameter, a
mass of brilliant color. Twelve immense
chandeliers of white and colored incan
descent lights, 20 great arc lights, as many
powerful Lambuquin gas lanterns, and from
the highest gallery a score of calcium lights
with their ever shifting colors, combine to
flood the great hall with a glorifying radi
ance. Taken as a whole or in detail the decora-.
uirftm'x v '?y
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A PEEP AT THE INAUGURAL BALL.
tions are undoubtedlv the richest and most
elaborate ever produced on this continent.
THE PRICE OP WASTED L0YE.
A 310,000 Breach of Promise Salt Brought
Against an Aged Widower
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUS DISFATCH.l
New York, March 4. Mrs. Mary Ann
Griffith is suing Dr. Joseph B. Bennett in
the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, for breach
of promise, and damages are laid at $10,000.
She says that soon after the death of his first
wife in February, 1888, the doctor, who is
66 years old, became very attentive to her.
She was a widow of 60, and had been ac
quainted with him for some time before
his wife's death. In May, as Mrs.
Griffith avers, there was an agreement
that they should get married as soon as she
could prepare her wedding outfit. Sud
denly, and without satisfactory explanation,
Dr. Bennett discontinued his attentions and
broke off the match. Although the fact
is not mentioned in the complaint, Dr. Ben
nett, a few months ago, -chose another bride,
with whom he is living in Lafavette avenue.
A number of letters passed between Dr.
Bennett and the widow. She is addressed
as "Dear Sis, in Love." These are ex
tracts from some of the letters:
"Please write me your thoughts. Let it come
feelingly and willingly. I know it will be pure.
Let your mind, have Its course without fear and
in the Lord,"
"Night bost'Mdnday. evening. Be there
Tuesday morning. Bcfixed Tuesday evening.
Is one boat Iarge cnough.for us both?"
"I think you-will do well to read more of
JEsop's fables, or. lay hold of the divine
Theplaintiffto-day exfplainedher case to
Justice Piatt and ajury-l Dr. Bennett will
be heard to-morrow. He will assert, it is
said, that the marriage was contingent on
his belief that be and the' widow could dwell
together in unity, and thdt he broke off the
match just as soon as he became convinced
that they could not agree and that disputes
were sure to arise between them.
A WHITE-HAIRED WANDERER.
An Old OInn on the Trafhp From Franklin
Connty to Caf ton, O.
An old and decrepitj man, with white
hair, white whiskers ami a general air of
seediness tottered into (he Union station
last evening and asKed for shelter'
for the night. He said his name was
John Feltenberg, and he was on his way
from Franklin countv, tins State, to Canton,
O., where he had several sons working
on a farm. He said hoi had worked in a
quarry at Spring Run, near Chambersburg,
and, owing to some heart trouble, had to
quit. His wife died, and shortly after he
sold out what little furniture he had. The
monev he received front the sale all went to
pay the undertaker's Kill, and he was still
$10 short of the necessatjy amount.
He wrote to his sons in Canton, and they
sent him 10 to pav his tare to where they
lived. When he drewi the money order out
of the postoffice he met (the undertaker, who,
seeing he was to get $101, immediately nsked
him for the balance of the amount on the
coffin. The poor old man could do nothing
else but pay over the money, aud then he
started to walk to Caq'ton.
He was eight daps on the road from
Spring Bun to this city; but, through the
efforts and kindness) of Usher William
Stewart at the station) the crowd made up
enough money to Buy him a half-fare
ticket to his destination.
WHO OWNS flHE DIAMONDS ?
A NIcco of Chief Jh slice Chnse Involved In
New York, Match 4. Sarah G. Leland,
a niece of the late Chief Justice Salmon P.
Chase, was to-dafy committed for trial by
Justice Pattersoij, of the Jefferson Market
Police Court, infej.OOQ bail. In default of
that amount shejwas locked up, though she
claimed that sha was suffering from hemor
rhage of the lungs. Miss Elizabeth A.
Dally was the complainant against Mrs.
Leland. She 'charged her with stealing a
pair of diamond earrings valued at $375,
and of 'colleating $215 from one of Miss
Daily's, tenants without accounting there
for. Mrs. Leland denied both charges.
She sworcitbat the diamonds were her
own, and that she allowed Miss Daily to
wear, while Miss Daily delared that Mrs.
Leland bought them for her with her
money. Further. Miss Daily declared that
Mrs. Leland took the diamonds out of her
ears while (she was sick, presumably for
safe keeping, and returned rhinestones in
.Miss Anlita .Lelana. daughter oftheac-
e damaging testimony against
She admitted that she had re-
testimony she was to give before
Too Hold mission Services.
The Lajymen's Missionary Association of
the combined Episcopal Churches proposes
to get Mown to active mission work.,'
Messrs. Shaler, Hyndman, Chamberlain,
Shoemaker and Baker were chosen an Ex
ecutive Committee last night, and Messrs.
Chambers, Bratt and Murry on by-laws.
Services will be .held in Temperanceville
Sunday, and mission services will be held
throughout the two cities as soon as ar
rangements have been perfected.
t T I-13- -"J t -. I1SMIT.-
TUESDAY, MARCH " ,51889.tW.p
A Statement Thnt Maggie Mitchell Was
Married and Divorced Onco Before
A Komnnco of ' Love's
Chicago, March 4. For the first time
the fact will be published here to-morrow
that Real Estate Dealer Paddock, of
New York, the husband of Actress
Maggie Mitchell, from whom she is
now seeking a divorce for alleged
infidelity, is her second spouse and this is
her second divorce suit. The first divorce
was in Chicago and it is not believed that
Paddock himself knew of it.
Along in the fifties Miss Mitchell was
playing a star engagement at Rich
mond, Val, when she conceived a
sudden romantic attachment for a
man, eloped with him one Saturday
night, was married and returned to her
mother the following Monday. The mother
disapproved of the choice, and had so much
influence over the daughter that the young
actress was persuaded never to live with
the chance husband.
Years afterward Robert Wilson obtained a
divorce for Miss Mitcbell in a Chicago
court, and they managed the affair with
such quietness that the matter never ap
peared in print. J. H. McVicker and his
manager, Louis S. Sharpe, were familiar with
the cironmstances at the time. They say
that the big fire destroyed the affidavits and
other records in the case, and for that rea
son it is a.question.whether MaggieMitchell
ever since really regretted Chicago's great
THE UNDERGROUND PLAN.
That Street BUI Might Have Provided for a
Sabwny to Advnntnge What the Future
Holds Ont for It.
Councils having completed their work,
either for weal or woe, City Hall was rather
quiet yesterday, but little being heard ex
cept the muffled tread of the tramp who gets
out of the rain and the man who is still
hungering and thirsting for the friend who
was so effusive on and shortly before the
There was some animation about the Con
troller's office. It seems the new street bill
was enveloped in as much fog on the banks
of the Susquehanna as at the headwaters of
the Ohio, and the representatives of papers
charged with legislative reporting at Har-risburg-were
lying in wait on all hands for
Controller Morrow, to know whether he was
Then the bill requiring telegraph and
other kind owires to be put under ground
came in for discussion, and this brought out
Councilman S. A. Duncan, whose hope for
the defeat of the bill rests in its radical
character. He stated that they now had
some $60,000 worth of wires under the
ground, and that they worked well enough;
but there was constant danger of natural
gas explosions breaking them, and Icakv
steam pipes were liable to cause the wires
It is suggested, and with good reason,
that the time is not far distant when all
streets in cities will be tunneled sufficiently
large to allow the placing of all pipes
therein, and thot surface drainage
will take the place of sewers. It must come
to that, or the streets in thickly crowded
places must be abandoned for vehicle traffic.
Even where on asphalt pavement is com
pleted, where all improvements are finished,
there is no certainty that it will not be cut
open within a week of completion.
If the devastation is to go on during the
next 25 years, a little arithmetic will show
that tunneling at once would he the cheap
est. Have the streets made once for all,
and have cesspools and all other kinds df
filth taken away to a fertilizing factory,
and while the health of all cities would be
vastly improved, the nation would be spared
millions of dollars annually now sent abroad
It is true that, for "years to come, con
tractors might riot in profusion; but, when
the work is once completed their occupation
will be gone forever, for the repairs to a
street properly made, and one which could
never be torn up under any pretense, would
be but trifling.
A BEAUTY OP A BUSTLE.
Mrs. Harrison Wore tho Finest Thing of the
Kind nt tho Ball.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH!
Nor-walk. Conn., March 4. Probably
the prettiest bustle ever shown in Connecti
cut was iriade a few days ago by Thomas P.
Taylor at, his factory in Bridgeport for a
present to Mrs. Harrison, wife of the Presi
dent of these United States. Mr. Taylor,
desirous of paying a pleasant -compliment
to the lady of the White Huose, gave diree
tions to some of bis best workmen to make,
without regard to expense, the most beauti
ful bustle that could be put together. There
suit was indeed a beauty. It is of blue satin,
trimmed with rich lace and .furnished with
gold mountings, all the metal parts which
are exjiosed being of that precious metal.
The bustle being one of the folding kind,
the framework is made or delicate clock
spring steel, enveloped in blue satin..
Perhaps the other ladies at the inaugural
ball will not know that Mrs. Harrison
wears such an elaborate bustje as this, but
she will have the consciousness of possessing
such a.one as no other lady ever wore.'
THEEE G0VERN0ES. "'
CofT and Carr Swear Themselves la as
Chief Executives of West Vir
ginia Wilson Is Still
Holding tho Fort.
rSFECIAL TELEQnAlI TO TUX SISPATCH.1
Charleston, W. Va., March 4. Not
to be behind the times, West Virginia had
a few inagurations to-day Itself. Promptly
at noon General Goff, the Republican can
didate for Governor and claimant to the
office, took the oath in one of the rooms of
the State House set apart for the use of the
Governor. About the same time in another
apartment, President Carr, of the Senate,
took upon himself the prescribed oath, and
was prepared to transact the business of the
office. In his private office, E. W.
Wilson, who had filled the position for the
past four years, continued in form, at least, to
discharge his accustomed duties, while in
and about the State House there was
gathered a tremendous crowd of people
about equally divided between the two
About 12:30 o'clock, General Goff and
several friends came into the Capitol and,
proceeded to the private4" office of Governor
Wilson, who was also surrounded by a num
ber of his friends General Goff mounted a
chair and addressed the crowd which had
assembled in the room. He claimed he had
received a clear majority of the votes cast,
charged Speaker Wood, of the House of
Delegates, with having failed in the per
formance of his Constitutional duties in
not declaring the result, and said:
I am now ready in the presence of these peo
ple of my State to kiss the Holy Bible, and
commit myself to-the destiny that awaits me
by virtue of the partiality ot my fellow citi
zens. The oath was then administered by H. C.
McWhorter, after which General Goff pro
ceeded to Governor Wilson's private office
and demanded possession. Wilson replied
that the Legislature has the exclusive right
to ascertain and declare the result of the
election, and no title could come from any
other source. He felt it his duty to con
tinue in charge. President Carr made a
similar demand after taking the oath, and
was similarly refused. Thus matters stand.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
Blshop Ttjan Passes a Terr Severe
clsm on Bishop Coze.
rerxctu. telegkam to tiix disfatcb.i
Buffalo, March 4. In Boston last night
Protestant Bishop Arthur Cleveland Coxe,
of Buffalo, preached a sermon, in which he
attacked the Roman church for setting up a
university in the 'Capitol of the United
A summary of Dr. Coxe's sermon was
shown Roman Catholic' Bishop Stephen
Vincent Ryan this afternoon. He said:
"Bishop Coxe is a monomaniac in his oppo
sition to the Catholic Church. He is so
radical, so absurd and false in his state
ments, that I think the best way is
to ignore what he says. Certainly if
a reply is deemed advisable it will have to
be carefully thought out and could not be
made on the spur ot the moment. But so
far as the university U concerned, I will say.
that the gentlemen who are at its head are
fully as much in sympathy with American
institutions as Bishop Coxe, and that one
.object in planting the university under the
walls of Capitol, as Bishop Coxe says, is to
show in the Capital City, at the seat of Gov
ernment, that our teachings are in faithful
accordance with the principles of the Re
public." Bishop Coxe's sermon has created some
excitement in religious circles here.
DIED FOR WANT OF FAITH.
A Christian Science Professor Who Conld
Not Save Herself.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.l
Steactjse, March 4- Mrs. Mary C. Ed
wards, who has just died in this city, was a
believer in the Christian Science doctrine,
and herself professed to effect cures through
the agency of faith. About six weeks
ago she went to Utica to treat a patient.
While on her way to the cars to return home
she fell and broke her hip. She was im
mediatelv brought here, and two physicians
were called in and reduced the fracture.
The Christian Scientists took charge of the
case, the patient being attended bv Mrs.
Ellen E. Cross, Principal of the Academy
of Christian science in tms city,ana anotner
disciple of the school.
Mrs. Edwards grew worse, and regular
physicians were again called, but they
could not save her life. They say that their
failure was due to the interference of the
Christian Science people. The "Scientists"
say they could not save the woman's life for
the reason that she did not have sufficient
faith herself when the crisis came.
THE IRISH STAR IS RISING.
Itnmorcd That Sensational letters Have
Been Found on Plgott
London, March 4. Numerous dispatches
have passed between the Government and
the British embassy at Madrid relative to
the papers left by Pigott, The special de
tective sent to Madrid in connection with
the case will give evidence before the Par
nell Commission on Thursday. The Dub
lin Freeman's Journal says that among
Tigott'sdocuments there were found letters
from Lord Salisbury, Baron Stalbridge, the
Duke of Argyle, and the Earl of Derby.
The letter of the Earl of Derby, the Journal
says, shows that he had given money to help
Pigott "unmask the Parnellites."
The Express says Gladstone is consider
ing the proposal to move in the House of
Commons a refusal to vote a supply to the
Government, such refusal being tantamount
to the impeachment of tbe Ministry. It is
expected that 2,000 persons will be present
at the dinner to be given in honor of Mr.
Parnell. It is probable that Earl Spencer
Two More Persons Arrested, but Both
Claim nn Alibi.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCB.I
Ligonier, PA., March 4. Deputies
O'Connor and Ranch, with two assistants,
arrested Joseph and David Micely at their
homes, fonr miles south of here, about 6
o'clock this evening, on suspicion of having
been connected with the Umberger murder
and robbery. A search of the premises
failed to show any indication of their guilt.
The prisoners offered no resistance and
say they will have no trouble in proving an
alibi. The officers claim to have had evi
dence sufficient to make the arrests. They
were taken to the Umberger residence this
evening for identification. The accused are
A HOUSE RAIDED.
The Sonthslde Police Were Kept Unnsnallr
Bnsy Last Evening.
Lieutenant Risch, of the Southside police,
raided the house of Albert Smith, on the
Welsh road, in the Twenty-seventh 'ward,
and arrested six people. The police claim
that the place is a resort for all kinds of
Joseph Stern and Mrs. Kunkel were also
arrested and locked up in the Twenty
eighth ward station house for keeping a gam
bling house at South Eighth street. Cap
tain Stewart made the charge against them.
Fire Losses In, One Tear.
Chief Crow, of the Allegheny Fire De
partment, presented his annual report at a
meeting of the committee ' last evening.
The expenditures were $34,619 08, and the
total losses by fire were $54,368 52, on which
there was an insurance of $49,264 62. There
'were 153 alarms and 92 still alarms. The
report shows a big falling off in losses which
is attributed to the efficiency of the fire department
A FEMININE SPOTTER,
She Tells Hovr Street Car Conductors
Have, la PastDnys, Knocked Down A
Mere Bagntello of 8350 Per Month.
There is a lady detective in Pittsbnrg,
who has been employed by several of the
street railway companies, and whose diary,
reaching back before the time when the
cable cars commenced to run on either
avenue, Is both interesting and sufflcleptly out
of date to neither injure the fair "spotter," nor
the men whom she was then spotting, and many
of whom are now, of course, spotless. She may
be called Miss Valentine, for short, and her
home may be located, in print, somewhere out
Fifth avenue, so that nobody need really Snow
who or where she is. Referring to her diary,
Mfss Valentine said to a Dispatch reporter:
'Now I will give you a few figures, just as I
reported to the company by which I was em
ployed, and you can see for yourself. I will
give you a report that I made at tbe end of
three months to a certain company in this city.
Well, during that time I made 23 trips. In 63
uf those trips deficiencies were found. The
number of fares not reported was 1S4, or, at 5
cents per fare, they ammonnted to $9 20. Also,
four packages, for which the conductors re
ceived 10 cents each, were not reported. This
makes the total deficiency $0 CO. Now you see
this doesn't amount to very much; but when
you begin to figure on the 400 trips tba'tthe Jine
makes each day, you double the $9 60, and
you have S19 20 that the company is out for
each day. or J131 40 per weet about 5 50 per.
monin. now inis is consiuereu a reasonaDiy
moderate 'steal' by the companies, and tbe one
for which I obtained these figures considered
itself very lucky In having so honest a set of
"How did they do the stealing: Well, tbey
have some very neat schemes for getting
through; without detection and they are often
successful, even If tbey are closely watched.
"Now one of the latest schemes is to leave a
number of fares from tbe last trip registered,
and, when the amount is paid they have what
ever was on tbe register as clear gain. Some
times the driver of the car provided with boxes
where the passenger is asked to place
his fare, goes to the rear platform of a crowded
car and tell the people he will collect the fares
to take up front; but of course be doesn't al
ways hold on to a part of tbe collection."
'Ever encounter any interesting little inci
dents ? " queried the reporter.
"Ob lyes; I see some quite humorous situa
tions now and then. Now, for instance, I have
seen two cars, one having a nnion conductor
and the car following it a non-union conductor,
and it is fun to see how they fight each other.
All the cars are supposed to run on time, but
the union man just goes slow and falls back on
tbe non-union man's time and, of course, gets
some of his passengers, or it may be vice versa,
but the fight always goes on nntil one or the
other is brought up for not running on time.
"Ob, I must tell you of a bet I beatdtwo of
the 'knocking down' conductors make not long
aeo. The forfeit was to be the price of their
suppers at Newell's. and to be paid by the one
pocketing tbe less money in one day. The fun
paid them well, and both 'knocked down in
earnest. One of them came ont with S6 50; the
other with ST; and neither of them Was detected
INTERMARRIAGE OP DEAF-MUTES.
Professor Bell's Statistical Report an the
Laws of Heredity.
Prof A. Graham Bell, well known to the
public as the inventor of the telephone, but
perhaps deserving even more of science from
his admirable studies on tbe phenomena of
speech and the conditions of deafness, has re
cently prepared, at the suggestion of Senator
Hale, a report concerning the methods to be
followed in the forthcoming census of 1890 in
taking account of the defective classes of our
population. By defective classes is meantthose
who are deficient in intelligence, in sight; hear
ing or the power of speech. Prof. Bell's
communication relates, in the main, to
the unfortunates wbo are at once deaf
and dumb. His work shows certain la
mentable results which are coming
about through the growing habit of
marriage relations between men and women
wbo sutler from the same malady. Prof. Bell
states that the facts in his possession show that
intermarriage between deaf miites began in
the year 1819, and that the percentage of. these
intermarriages has grown continuously, until at
present about 90 per cent of all such unfortu
nates wed with those who are similarly affect
ed. Prof. Bell's statistics include 1,413 cases in
which deaf mutes have married. In 71 of these
marriages the deaf mutes were wedded to per
sons of ordinary hearing power, and 1,372, or 95
per cent,of the marriages were between deaf
mutes. The natural result of this unhappy
union of similarly affected people has been a
rapid Increase in the percentage of deaf mutes
ill proportion to the adult population.
Prof. Bell well snows that "tbe laws of he
redity indicate that it these deaf people should
man y congemtally deaf husbands or wire, an
increased proportion of deaf offspring will ap
pear in the next generation, and that the con
tinuous intermarriage of congenita! deaf mutes
from generation to generation may ultimately
result in the formation of a deaf variety of tbe
human race in America, in which all or most
of the children will be born dear." Prof. Bell,
in his report, gives many other important sug
gestions concerning the census of the blind,
idiotic and insane. If his project is carried
out, we shall obtain a better record of the de
fective members of our society than has
ever before been secured in this or
other countries. It is impossible to fol
low out the suggestions on all
these several points, but one cannot forbear to
point to the important moral which is evidently
indicated by his statements concerning tho in
termarriage of deaf mutes. There is no in
herent reason why the children of parents who
are deaf should inherit the disability common
to their immediate ancestors any more than
they should receive by transmission any other
quality whatsoever. Whatever be the defect
on the part of the parents in body or mind, if it
be shared by both alike, there is some approxi
mation to certainty that their offspring will
inherit the common misfortune. In other
words, there is a lesson concerning the laws of
marriaze relation in tbese statistics whicb
Prof. Bell has gathered that deserves to be
spread wide among all people.
FORCE OP HABIT.
Hovr It Helps to Swell Dividends of tho
Brldse Stockholders People Who For
cet Abont Free Sundays.
"Force of habit is a great thing, and I
tell you it is more than a little bit instru
mental in swelling the dividends of the
stockholders of the bridge companies in this
One of the toll collectors of the Smithfield
street bridge made this remark the other
day to a Dispatch reporter, and when he was
asked for an explanation, be said:
"You will hardly believe me, but I can tell
you that It keeps me almost as busy on Sun
days to refuse people's money as it doei during
the week to take ft in and even then I don't
"How is that? Everybodr knows that on
Sunday you dun't charge toll for pedestrians."-
"Well. that is just it. Of coarse everybody
knows it. But a good many people come up
here to this window not once, but five times a
day, and put down their cent as regnlarly as
you please. They aro all aware of the fact that
we do not charge toll on Sunday. Bat a man
comes along, absorbed In thoughts of some
kind or other; he notices tbe window, and sees
me standing behind, it, aud mechanically be
feels in his pocket for tbe copper; It is custom
that does it; habit, nothing but habit."
"But if you always re turn the money, how
can it swell the stockholders' dividends, as you
"That is just it. You see most people' havo
their cent ready in their hand. They come 'up
to the window, slap down the coin, and off they
go. Sometimes, nf course, if I have time I rnn
after them, or call them back. But I can't do
that all tbe time. The rush keeps on, and I
have to attend to others wbo come up to the
window, as well as watch for vehicles, and
that's how It is that we often take in over SI
from people whom we do not ask for it."
MILLIONAIRE FLOOD'S WILL,
A Short Docnment, but Still Worth a Goad
Redwood. Cai-, March 4. The will of James
C. Flood was filed in the County Clerk's office
tbis morning. The will is dated August, 1SS7,
and is quite short, being in tbe maker's hand
writing and covering only three sheets of note
paper. Tbe estate is valued at $4,200,000.
He bequeathed one-balf to his wife and tbe
other half to his daughter, Cora Jane Flood,
and son, James L. Flood, share and share alike.
Before his death the deceased deeded large
stocks of proptrty to his family.
A Natural Gas Blaze.
Alarm 64 at the 3 o'clock this morning
was occasioned by a fire in the barber shop
of John Sclott, Penn avenue, near Twenty
eighth street. It was caused by natural
gas. A second alarm was sent in, but the
fire was under control in 20 minutes, with
A Teacher Elected.
. At a meeting of the Humboldl School
Board last night, Miss Maggie McDowell
was elected to fill the Tacaney made by the
resignation of Frederick Schaefer.
One Member Introduces, a Eesolatiom v
in Parliament for tbe ."
ANNEXATION OP NEW ENGLAND; '
He Thinks That Section h Nov Anxloaa to'
ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH CROWN,
No Other Portion of the United States Woald be i
eepted at Any Price.
A Canadian member has introduced t
most remarkable resolution in the Do,
minion Parliament. It provides for the aa-
nezation of the Kew England States to thej
British provinces. The move is evidently
intended as a retaliatory bluff for simllu
expressions in the United States.
Ottawa, Ont., March 4. J. B. Mills,
M. P., of Annapolis,, K. S., has given no
tice that he will introduce the following
resolution in Parliament: '
That It appears that the advisability of t
union between Canada and the United States
is now being generally discussed throughout
said Republic and that commercial advantages!
of such union are considered by some ot
the leading business men in the Re
public to be of importance. That it also
seems as it the experiment of a Republican'
Government has even proved a practical fail
ure, and that there are strong indications that
the dissolution of the federation known as the
United States is imminent.
And the spread of anarchy or the
building of other foreign powers
in the adjacent States known
as the New England States might'
injure British interests on the continent; that
the facts go to show that said New England
States since the severing of their connection
with the British Crown have not made nearly
relatively as the Provinces of Canada, and
while their return to their old allegiance would
not only materially advance the nade and pro
mote the prosperity of the people living, in
these States, but would be probably a
benefit to the neighboring Provinces. That it
is a recognized fact that the population of the
United States includes many thonsands ot
Bntish-born people wbo still hold allegiance to
our sovereign lady, the Queen, though tbey
may have crossed the ocean and taken up their
residence in tbese States. That it is also well
known that one of the leading and influential
papers of Massachusetts, representing the most
important interests of the Commonwealth, is
urging a federation with Canada upon the citi
zens of tbe United States.
BEATS THE RECORD.
That the Parliament of Canada, now asi
embled, views tbis agitation with sympathy
and will do all in its power to aid in tbe an
nexation of such New England States,and that
His Excellency the Governor General and
Council are hereby empowered to co-operate
with her Majesty's Government in securing
such amendment to act ot British North Am
erica as may be necessary to extend the bound; -aries
of the Dominion of Canada, such
boundaries, however, not to be extended in a.
westerly direction beyond Connecticut,
tbe Green Mountains and Lake Cham
plain, and that while the people of Canada
represented by their Parliament are willing to
welcome such of these New England States as
wish to return to their allegiance they regard
such union as being more in the interests- oC
said New England States than In that of
Canadaand are unwilling that any force or
undue influence should be used to bring about
such a federation, nor would the people of
Canada be willing to assume any burdens o
debt of said New England States other than
such as may be represented by public works
and buildings in such States, as would ha
vested In the crown in case said States, were nU
mitted into the Dominion. 7?
DEATH THE FINAL RESULT,
Mr. James DeBeck, the Venerable Tletissi
of the GrlpExplres. ,
Mr. James DeBeck, of Ella street,'
Bloomfield, the old gentleman who tfaa."
crushed between the cable cars on. Washing
ton's Birthday, in the collision on the East
End division of the Citizens' Traction line,
died yesterday morning from the effects of
Dr. Goetner, who attended him, stated,
from the first that his chance of recovery all
hinged on very slender hopes. The serious
injuries, combined with the old age of thav
patient, were too much for a doctor's skill,
and another dead victim of the grip wa
added to the list.
AN INAUGURAL SINNER.
Col. Scott of the Albemarle Dined Many
Colonel K. A. Scott, the new proprietor
of the Albemarle Hotel, cele
brated the opening or the house under,
his management by giving an "inaugural,
dinner." Invitations were sent out to
many prominent citizens to come and eat,
their dinner at the hotel, and nearly every
one responded to the invitation.
MARTIN'S MONET PLEA.
He Will Pay Those Schaefer Fines and More
Too, for Impartiality.
John A. Martin yesterday said in regard
to the Schaefer fines, that -he is willing to
pay the fines to the Alderman, and in ad
dition, will donate $500 to the State, or any
deserving charity, if the same rule is en
forced as sternly against Alderman Car
lisle for all the fines he is said to have re
To Celebrnto Washington's Innngnral.
At the meeting of the Allegheny Park
Committee last evening W. J. Diehl, of tha
Citizen's Washington Inaugural Committee,
presented a request. The first President of
the United States was inaugurated 100
years ago April 30, and a big celebration
of the event will be held. Mr. Diehl asks
that the parks be used by the school chii-
aren on that day. Action on the request ,
was postponed until tne next meeting.
Cornopolls' Metropolitan Air.
Coraopolis is talking of forming a buildin j ?
and loan association and of macadamizing
its streets. The making of about 20 rods of
good road at the railway station did mora
to create an impression id favor of goo'd
streets than would any amount of oral argu
ment. Street lamp agitation is also being
carried on mere.
More Unsafe Buildings to be Razed.
Building Inspector Frank yesterday con
demned and ordered torn down buildings.
100 and 101 Water street, three-story brickj,-n
the former owned by Sirs. Gallagher and5
the latter bv James Hughes. A. Iarze norchW
at G14 and 616 Carson street, on the Graff.!
estate, was also condemned.
Work of r Povrder Explosion. ,
Actojt.-Mass., March 4. At-8 o'clock
4J,; ,.;,. . f..ri ...i..t. . rj'l
at the works of the American Powder-Milli.-
.Although CO men work for the concern but"
one man was Killed JJ. tl. -Livingstone,. of
Mavnard. whose bod v was blown to ntmaiL
In a mill near by were 20 barrels of powder.--
A Mnslcal Soiree.
St, John's church choir gave a srarieal '
soiree at the Palace Parlors, corner ot Soath
Fifteenth and Carson streets, last eveaiag 1
a select audience beinz present. Mln.Tali
nie Evans, Mr. George E. Craig, Mr.H.
Ward, Mr. Edward Botbledea aid otien j
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