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FEAST OF ELOQUENCE
AstWell as of Various Substantiate
For the Inner Man.
THE TOASTS AND EESPOKSES THERETO.
Governor BUI Welcomes Hundreds of Fnra
oat Men as Gurus of the State and
City of Sew York A Ions List ol
Rotables and tbe Sentiments to Which
They Responded A President and Two
Ex-Presidents Among: the Number
Governors. Senators and Other PnbUc
Men to Fill In the Chinks.
The closing number on the programme of
tbe Centennial celebration of the inaugura
tion of General Washington as the first
President of the United States was a mag
nificent banquet of 808 covers. Many men
ot national reputation and importance were
present, and responded to the toasts to which
they were assigned.
ISrXCIAX. TELEGKAU TO TBI DISrATCB.1
Kett York, April 30. If Monday night
beheld the greatest ball of the century, the
banquet to-night was away ahead of the
ball. It was a spectacle from the very
start, and the picturesque scene took on new
changes at every step. In the first place,
there were seats for 80S feasters, including
the particularly favored ones at the Presi
dent's table, presided over by Mayor Grant
not, it will be remembered, without a
'modest display of the steady-going young
Mayor's self-assertion. There were about
100 absent ones, tired out and indifferent to
any further official or quasi-official efforts to
glorify the great day when Washington be
gan to make things hum lor us.
Can anybody who reads The Dispatch
to-morrow morning recall an event in mod
ern times when over 700, most of them men
whose names are familiar to a nation of 60,
000,000, have sat down together? There is
more meant in this query than at first ap
pears. With all consideration to the great
number at the 26 tables in the Metropolitan
Opera House to-night, can any of The Dis
patch's friends recall an event where
SO MA2TY INTERESTS TVEBE TOEGOTTEN
for the moment? Where so many widely
diversified and inexplicable characteristics
were blended in calm contemplation of
salads and fizz? Where dogmas diametri
cally opposite from the first to the last letter
were momentarily set aside for the consid
eration of foies gras? Where every com
plexion of politics, and where every social
difference were stilled, and where every
neighbor, President, Senator, Congressman,
Mayor, banker, merchant, scholar, chimed
in with free and uniform harmony.
These were some ci tbe interesting and
suggestive things to be seen at the great
feast to-night, and it was the result of the
desire to make the event memorable and
Tioaorable to the great man who sleeps at
ML Vernon. It was about the nearest ap
proach to the millennium that one hears of
nowadays. It started at the very door of
the Opera House an hour before 7 o'clock,
the time set for the dinner. Where on the
night before there was a string of carriages,
from the door down Broadway and Sixth
avenue to Twenty-eighth street, there was
to-night a string of representative men, all
waiting to get their hats checked.
TBTIJfG TO BE IN TIME.
It was not yet dusk, and the great parade
was only then drawing to a close. Presi
dent Harrison and Vice President Morton
and Mayor Grant and Governor Hill had
not begun to think of putting on their dress
suits, and yet here was a great line of bank
ers and merchants waiting, patiently or
otherwise, for all the world like the gamins
at a Bowery theater on Saturday night, to be
The men in the line were r ..t accustomed
to await any subordinates convenience, but
they did this with only tbe casual gmmbling
of men used tobaving their nod and wink re
garded. Tbe line increased as dusk closed in,
and a view of tbe procession walking close up
almost at lock-step was not by any means tbe
least interesting bit of incident in tbe great
Then tbe carriages of tbe more fastidious
began to roll up. There were scores of men in
tbe line who own dappled grays to draw them,
.but there is nothing so wearisome to tbe rich
man as to sit in bis carriage as it creeps lazily
toward the entrance on opera night or to tbe
swell society events where the unwritten law
commands that homage from him. Tbe men in
the line-were much happier, therefore, for the
' f, LATE I1T GETTING ETABTED.
It was now after 7 o'clock, and there was
every indication that dinner would be late in
Getting started. A few hundred waiters stood
around or wandered through the velvet car
peted corridors, and the early millenialties
noticed that the floral decorations at the ball
tbe night before were beginning to go the way
of all the earth. Tbe beautiful hydrangeas
were all abloom, and the bunting was as bright
and variegated as fast dye could make it, but
the foliage and shrubs gave indications of
tbe effect of tbe glare and blaze of
light the night before. There were evidences
that some of them bad been freshened, and the
unwholesome indications of departed splendor
were checked by tbe great banks of new flow
ers strewn about most generously on the 28 long
and winding tables. There were banks of
tulips of every bne that light can form, ascen
sion lilies whose entrancing perf nme asserted
itsell .almost equally with that or thehuge vases
of red and white roses. ew fields of hyd
rangeas and daisies mingled with mignonette
and violets and lilies of tbe valley, and one
great vase of trailing arbutas were on tbe other
BEADY FOB THE TTOBD TO BEGIN.
At about 8 o'clock most of those who were to
be there bad arrived. Lander's Band was in
tbe uppermost balcony, ready to turn on the
meloay, and the guests roamed through the
" corridors and viewed tbe beautiful floral dis
play on tbe table. Tbe folks who went to see
and not to eat began to fill tbe balconies. .At a
few minutes after 8 it was known in the main
corridor tbat the Presidents! party was at the
door, and Edmund C. Stanton, who succeeded
Ward McAllister, was at the carriage door at
almost tbe same instant.
Mayor Grant, Hamilton Fish, Elbridge T.
Gerry. Clarence W. Bowen and Stuwesant
Fish. Chairman of the Entertainment Commit
tee, were Quickly in their places, ready to wel
come the chief guest of tbe evening-. Mayor
- Onant took tbe President under his winir. Mr.
Gerry did tbe same for Governor Hill, Mr.
Bowen walked-in with Vice President Morton,
and Stuyvesant Fish corralled Chief Justice
'There was no further delay. WithtBeMayor
and the President leading the way, the little
-procession moved to their places at tbe big ob
long table in tbe oenter of the greatest dining
room that tbe averace citizen has ever seen.
The members of tbe Cabinet were ready to fol
Jow. and tbe other 700 were soon in their places.
All remained standing while Bishop Potter said
grace, and then tbe feast began.
IN FOB MH.K AND SONET.
There were plenty of evidences jn the ar
rangement of tbe guests that a milk and honey
tlmowas desired. Speaker Cole and Sunset?
Cox were apparently two of the wearied -ones,
as they were not In the!r?laces at tbe Presi
dent's table, to the Hdn.ChaunceyM.Depew
was Invited to sit on the left of ex-President
Cleveland, while Mr. Hiscock cat on bis right
Mr. Cleveland thus had lor next-seat-seichbors
the Adonis Senator and the. elo
quent orator who con tribu ted their snare toward
ws aeieat last jail, nut tne wree cnaitea
away as if it bad been only a game of mumblery
iauDU , jwyara, looses, serosa we
table and saw James Russell Lowell, President
Arthur's Minister to England, and further
along was a table which ex-Mayor Grace
christened tbe "Dead Duck Table." He called
attention to the fact that Edward Cooper, sit
ting beside him, was an "Ex." and so was
Judge Robertson, the Bismarck of West
Chester, for Urn matter, but the Judge had
recovered himself, and was now a State Sena
tor. Other men, who once held office, at this
table were Seth Low, J. Hampden Robb, John
Jay Knox, once Controller of tbe Currency,
and Allen Campbell and Edward V.Loew, both
or whom bad been City Controller.'
J. Edward Simmons and Leicester Holme
had a good time chatting about the affairs of
the Manhattan Club, and Frederick R. Cour
dert heard all abont tbe sea from Captain Er
ben, "an old seadog of 40 years ago," as tbe
mellifluous orator remarked, just as Dr. Depew.
either tired of being at the august table or
satisfied, came up and received Mr. Courdert's
flattering congratulations for bis sub-Treasury
ALL IN EXCELLENT SPIRITS.
Edward Everett Hale, the first boatswain;
John H. Inman, the cotton man, and William
Steinway and R. T. Wilson, the banker, were
cheerful, and Carl Scbnrz and Edward Pierre
ponttalked International law together. Colonel
Burt, tbe neighbor of Ellis H. Roberts, was
getting solid with tbe new adminis
tration, and the Hon. Thomas C. Piatt
smiled and nodded to Lloyd S. Bryce, one of
tbe Congressmen that the Tioea man helped
defeat last fall. Governor Dillingham, the
youngest Governor, told Brayton Ives and J.
Seaver Page all about Vermont maple sugar.
Warner Miller and Col. Shepherd talked over
the situation at a table far removed from the
President. Archbishop Corrlgau laughed and
joked with Frederick S.Talmadge andGovernor
Fltzhngh Lee was cheerful to President
Dwight, of Yale. Rabbi Gottheil and Secre
tary Tracy talked on almost every subject, and
the navy particularly, and Senator Cantor and
General Hnsted were pleasant to each other.
Bloat Fassett sat beside Governor Hill's private
secretary. Mr. Rice, and did not anarreL and
tbe same line of beneflcient Conduct was
noticed on all sides.
At 9 o'clock the boxes began to fill up and
the scene was about as brilliant as any m toe
long line of pageants In the building. A few
minutes after 9 o'clock the trumpeters sounded
the bugles and all the guests arose. They
seemed to know that Mrs. Harrison and Mrs.
Morton were to enter the President's boxwben
the clarion notes were heard. Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. Morton bowed low to the great gath
er ii;j nuu tueii me menu was resumea.
Tbe President's party stood back of their
chairs with bowed heads while Bishop Potter
made the opening prayer of grace, and the
dinner was begun at a signal from the banquet
director. It was announced that Secretary of
State Blaine was unable to be present, and
President Harrison's address, which was at the
end of the list, was scheduled to replace Sec
retary Blaine's, which was half way down the
At the conclusion of the invocation Mayor
Grant rose and read the list of toasts. Gover
nor mil was introduced as tbe first speaker,
and he rose and welcomed the guests in these
THE TVELCOME OF GOVERNOR HILL.
Fellow Countbtmsn As tbe Governor of
the State within whose borders were heard
the acclaims which greeted the first President's
oath of allegiance to tbe Constitution, I extend
a welcome to all bere assembled. Welcome to
yon, President Harrison, latest of tbe line of
those distinguished men who have given the
same guarantee of obedience to the charter of
our liberties and faithfulness to the rights of
the people. Welcome to your honored Cab
inet and to those chosen representatives of all
the sister States, whose presence- bere speaks
anew the grandeur and greatness of our
United States. Welcome to all in author
itylegislative, execbtive or judicial,
civil and military who, in their
station, with honor and justice, are daily serv
ing our common country. Welcome to all the
ambassadors of other nations who participate
with us in these festivities. Welcome, strong
and brave men, sons of fatherswho yielded life,
who sacrificed fortune, who endured severest
privation, that we micht rejoice in liberty.
Welcome, fair and true women, dauebters of
mothers who gave patriotic encouragement in
days of darkest distress; who willingly devoted
themselves to suffering that the infsnt Repub
lic might be sustained. Welcome those from
whatever clime who have become part of our
people, and who have contributed their share
in maintaining the purposes and increasing the
glory of our commonwealth. Weleomo to all
citizens, strangers, friends.
Our display upon tbe ample waters of this
harbor; our parades in tbe broad streets of this
city: our rejoicings in this banqueting hall,'
commemorate not only the fame of a great
prince among men; not only the victories of a
great captain among warriors; not only the
deeds of a great statesman among patriots.
These exultant sights and triumphant sounds
FAME AND VIPTOBIES
and deeds, but they commemorate more. They
commemorate the nativity ot a heaven-bom
republic among the nations of the earth. These
religions ceremonies, these arches of triumph,
these banners unfurled, these treasures of
art, these songs of praise, these pageants
of industry, these scenes of rejoicing,
In which we of this generation
have now a part, all celebrate the giving and
tbe taking of a solemn pledge to uphold the
liberty proclaimed. Tbe heroes of the Ameri
can revolution are now departed. That age of
5 re-eminent creative genius has passed away,
ut the country which their valor, statesman
ship and patriotism saved and established still
proudly exists, enioying the blessings of civil
and religious liberty, augmenting in popula
tion, increasing in resources, strengthening in
power. It is a prosperous, happy, indivisible
Union. Its contented people are reaping tbe
advantages of laws made by themselves, well
and honestly administered.
Tbe sentiments of every true American are
expressed in the hope that faction may not de
stroy, that pride may not Injure, that corrup
tion may not undermine and that sectionalism
may not divide this fair Republic but that its
borders may still further be extended, its com
merce may float upon every sea, the stars upon
its flag may be trebled, its free institutions may
live On and flourish and its liberty loving peo
ple may continue to work out the problem ot
self-government so long as freedom itself ex
ists, and until time shall be no more.
Keep. God, the fairest, noblest land that lies be
neath tbe sun
Our country -whole country, and our country
Following Governor Hill's welcome ex-President
Cleveland was introduced and responded
to the toast, "Our People." speaking thus:
The mention of a people may well suggest
sober and impressive reflections. The subject
was not beneath the divine thought, when the
promise was given to the children of Israel, "I
will take you to me for a people, or I will be to
you a God." This idea of divine relationship
to a people is also recognized in the fervent ut
terance, "Yea, happy Is that people whose God
is tbe Lord."
Wherever human government has been ad
ministered in tyranny, in despotism, or in op
pression, there baa been found among tbe gov
erned, a yearning for a freer condition and tbe
assertion of American nobility. These are bnt
tbe faltering steps of human nature in the di
rection of tbe freedom which is its birthright;
and tbev presage tbe struggle of men to be
come a free people and thus reach the plane of
their highest and best aspirations. In this re
lation and In their cry for freedom, it may be
truly said the voice of the people is
the voice of God.
Our churches, our schools and universities,
and our benevolent institutions, which beautify
every town and hamlet and look out from
every hillside, testify to the value our people
place upon religious teaching, upon advanced
education and upon deeds of charity. That
our people are still jealous ol their individual
rights and freedom is proved by the fact that
no one in place or power has dared openly to
assail them. The enthusiasm -which marks the
celebration of the Centennial of the inaugura
tion ot tneir nrst uniei .magistrate snows the
popular appreciation of tbe value of the office
wbicb. In oar plan of government, stands
above all others for the sovereignty of the peo
ple and is the respository of their trust.
Surely such a people can be safely trusted
with their free Government, and there need to
be no fear that they have lost tbe qualities
which fit them to be its custodians. If they
should wander they will return to duty in good
Jlme. It they should be misled they will dis
cover the true landmark none too late for
safety, and it tneysnouiu even be corrupted
they will Speedily be found seeking with peace
onerings tneir counirys noiy aitar.
This Centennial time, which stirs our pride
by leading us to tbe contemplation of our tre
mendous strides In wealth and greatness; also
recalls to our minds tbe virtues and the unsel
fish devotion to principle ot those who saw the
first days of the republic Let there now be a
revival of our love for tbe principles which our
country represents: let there be at this time a
new consecration to the cause of man's free
dom and equality, and a quickened sense ot
tbe solemn responsibility assumed before the
world by everv man who it ears the badge of
Tbe future beckons us on. Let us follow
with an exalted and ennobling love of country,
and with undaunted courage. Though clouds
may some tunes darken the heavens, tbey shall
be dispelled; and we shall see tbe bow of God's
promise set clearly in the sky, and sbair-read
beneath it. blazing in radiant characters, tbe
words: "Our People"
Mr. Cleveland was warml v n-eeteri. anil ru
way to Governor FItzhugb Lee of Virginia,
whose response to tbo toast, 'The States," was
The inauguration of George Washington at
the first President of the United States, Is the
event in American history we are celebrating
to-night. It so happens that I am at present
.the Governor of the State In which be was I
quietly and calmly that no sound will ever
awake him to glory again. Owing to that cir
cumstance, and from no merit ot mine, 1 feel
I have been honored bythereqnestto make a
response to the toast just read. Virginia, in
giving this illustrious patriot to the whole coun
try, recognizes the fact that though one State
may contain tbe locality of his birth, and the
place of his burial, no one State can bound bis
boundless fame, but that on tbe wings of re
nown his glory has" been wafted to all parts of
the known world, and now each State in tbe
American Union is equally interested In all
that pertains to the hero'a life, services and
The national crown. ' which binds the brows
of the States, is indeed brilliant with the mili
tary and civic deeds of his splendid career; for
"called by his country to the defense of her
liberties, he trlnmphantly vindicated tbe rights
of humanity, and on the pillars of national in
dependence laid the foundation of a great re
public" Twice Invested with the supreme magistracy
by the unanimous -voice of a free people, he
surpassed in the Cabinet the glories of the
field, and voluntarily resigning scepter and
sworid, retired to the shades of Mount Vernon.
The Republic of to-day should be the Repub
lic of tbe fathers tbe United States of 18S9,
under our present distinguithed chief magis
trate, will then be the United States of 1811 and
1789, when the scepter of power was In the
bands of a William Henry Harrison and a
George Washington. May it so continue, and
may the contest hereafter between the States
be, for tbe promotion of commerce and
civilization, the progress of agricul
tural and manufacturing wealth, and tbe de
velopments of the arts and sciences, while each
State is laboring at tbe same time to promote
tbe common glory of tbe United States. Then
may we hear the harmonious invocations
from 42 hearts, ascending to our fathers' God,
sweeping into the heavens and rising above
the sum, that State shall not lift up sword
against State, neither shall they know war any
more, and the reign of peace, union and fra
ternity shall be as lasting as tbe homeot the
stars as eternal as the foundations of the
everlasting hills and in your harbor here, may
"Liberty enlighteningthe world" join the swell
ing anthem, and proclaim to her subjects
everywhere that the problem of free, popular
and Constitutional government has been
solved upon the American Continent.
When applause bad subsided Chief Justice
Fuller was called to speak to "The Federal
Constitution." He said:
OUR FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
The consummation of all former political wis
dom: the trust of the present; tbe culde of all
nations. ueorge jjancroiu
It was indeed a consummation, tbo result not
simply of the particular exigency, but of that
gradual growth which, having its root in the
past, develops into the product that endures.
The men of convention knew that tbe realiza
tion of ideals is the work of time, and whatever
speculative views of government or of freedom
they entertained, they did not attempt to carry
them in expression to their logical conclusions.
They had confidence that tbe general princi
ples tbey accepted as fundamental beinc de
clared, might safely be relied on to work out
tbe practical ends desired.
To Washington's prophetic eye the glories of
the future had long been unveiled, dependent
or realization upon tbe success of statesman
ship in the work of construction, entered on at
nis suggestion, ana carnea to compieuou un
der his direction. His full anticipations he was
not called on to disclose. Tbe equal steadfast
tenor of bis mind was exemplified in his well
known exclamation: "Let us raise a standard
to which the wise and bonest can repair; the
event is In tbe band of God."
Under such guidance, in that temper, with
that reliance, the work went forward 'to its
culmination in this masterpiece ot political
science. The great English statesman de
clared it "the most. wonderful work ever struck
off at a given time by the brain and purpose of
man," but in its main features it is much pro
ceeded "from progressive history" as any gov
ernmental organism mankind has ever seen.
Well may the venerable historian, whose
years nearly equal the life of the nation, deire
the Constitution as not only the consummation
of political wisdom in the past, but trust of the
present: and well may we hope with him that
coming nations will avail themselves of the
teaching that its century of successful opera
tion affords, as well, we trust, succeeding cen
turies of progress, and in tbe recognition of
man's capacity to observe self-imposed limita
tions, accelerate the time when the whole
world shall be wrapped in the peace of one do
minion. After tbe Chief Justice's address, President
Harrison was introduced. As tbe Chief Ex
ecutive arose to speak, be appeared tired out
and even paler than usual. He stood with his
bands on the back of bis cbalr and spoke
clearly and distinctly. He spoke to "The
United States ot America" as follows:
THE 'ONITED STATES OF AMERICA.
I should be unjust to myself, and what is
more serious, I should be unjust to you, if I did
not take this first and last opportunity to ex
press to you the deep sense of obligation and
thankfulness which I feel for these many
Eersonal and official courtesies which have
een extended to me since I came to take part
in this great celebration. The occasion
and all its incidents will be memora
ble not only in the history of your
own State, but in the history of our
country. New York did not succeed in retain,
ing the seat of National Government bere,
though she made liberal provision for tbe as
sembling of tbe first Congress, in the expecta
tion that the congress mignt nnu its perma
nent home here.
But though youlost that which you coveted
I think the representatives here of all the
States will agree that it was fortunate
that tbe first inauguration of Wash
ington took place in this State and
in the city of New York, for where in our
country could the Centennial ot the
event have been so worthily celebrated as
here? What seaport offered so magnificent
an opportunity upon which to display
our nival and merchant marine. What
city offered thoroughfares so magnificent or
a population so great and so generous as New
York has poured out to-day to celebrate
that event. I have received at the
hands of the committee who have
been charged with the detail, onerous,
exacting, and too often unthankful, of this
demonstration, an evidence of this confidence
in my physical endurance. Laughter and ap
plause. Soon after his response the President, who
was exceedingly weary, quietly retired from the
banquet haU and sought rest. The next toast
was "Tbe Senate," to which Hon. John W.
Daniel responded by giving a sketch of the
structure and snlrit of the Senate.
Following Senator Daniel was tbe response
by ex-President Hayes to "The Presidency,"
In this city, in 1839, on the fiftieth annlver.
sary of the inaugaration ef Washington as
President, John Qulncy Adams delivere'd a
memorable discourse. In it be set forth what
he deemed the true principles of the Constitu
tion on the then unsettled question of the
relation between the States and the General
Government. With a fullness of information
which perhaps no other man could marshal,
and with a faultless logic he showed that the
Declaration of-Independence, in terms and in
fact, was the act of a single people dwelling in
13 colonies, but wbo, united together out of a
decent respect to tbe opinions of mankind, de
clared the causes which impelled them as "one
people to dissolve the political bands which
had connected them with another."
Experience has shown that in ordinarvtimes
the executive power is of no greater import
ance perhaps it is less vital than the legisla
tive or judicial power. Indeed so happily con
stituted is tbe Presidency that we must say of
each of tbe 26 Presidental elections under tbe
Constitution that either candidate might have
been elected and tbe good citizen wbose parti
san feeling was strong and whose disappoint
ment was bitterest could repose on his pillow
consoled by the reflection, although my party
is beaten my country Is safe. By
their administration of the Presidency, Wash
ington and Lincoln made the great office, and
the century whose completion we now cele
brate, forever illustrious.
Mr. Hayes gave way to Senator Evarts, who
spoke to "The Judiciary," and was followed
by General William T. Sherman.' who was
cheered when he rose to speak to "The Army
and the Navy," which he did thus:
THE ABMT AND THE NAVY.
One hundred years ago, in this goodly city of
New York, our first President, General George
Washington, took his solemn oath, "to the
best of his ability to preserve, protect and de
fend the Constitution of the United States,"
and thereby became commander in chief of tbe
army and navy, and 'of the militia, when
called into service. Seventy-two years after,
his most worthy successor, Abraham Lincoln,
took tbe same identical oath, and, addressing
bis dissatisfied countrymen from the portico of
the Capitol in Washington, reminded them
that tbey had no oath registered in heaven to
'destroy the Government, while be had 'the
most solemn one 'to preserve, protect and de
fend It. In like manner, the army and navy
have their oath registered in heaven to sup
port and defend the Constitutlou. to obey the
President and all appointed over them, for
they are tbe very instruments provided by the
Constitution to enable bim to protect and de
fend it whenever force is necessary; and no
government on earth has yet Seen devised
when, at times, force has not been necessary.
On such an occasion as this, you, the citizens
of America, have a perf ect rigbt to inqulro.of
jour knightly servants, have you been true
and faithful to your oaths durinc the past-century?
Making due allowance for tbe usual in
firmities of human nature, I answer emphati
cally, yes! Fortunately, we are not compelled
to look back Into Grecian; Roman or European
'history for Illustration. Washington himself
was the best type of the citizen soldier this
world has yet produced. As a boy, a surveyor
of land; as an
AIDE XO OENEBAL BRADDOCK,
and an explorer as far west
as was then
ahflwaeedaoated in tie,betieiiMe
school of a soldier. He read much be tnougnc
more, always shared the labors and dangers of
his command, sympathized with them in their
distresses and wrongs, and during the War of
Independence aud after, was always their ad
vocate with Congress and the people. Apart
from his public history.he has left an extensive
correspondence, which has been faithfully pre
served by J parks, which contains a mass of
knowledge which every American yonth should
study, and even members of Congress might
consult with profit.
SteeL steam, electricity and nitro glycerine
have revolutionized the navies of the worlay
have banished from the high seas the majestic
lme-or-battle ship, the handsome fnej"?.0"?
speedy sloop, andinthelrsteadhavesubstituted
monitors and steelclad?, real monsters, oitne
most uncouth patterns, so that "t"0"
and Collingwood, John Paul Jones and Stewart
recalled to earth they would find themselves
strangers on their own decks. The world will
go ahead, and I have abundant faith that the
heroic youth of our navy will keep well abreast
in these modern inventions, and, should tbe oc
casion arise, tbey, too. will prove equal to it. as
tbey have ever done in the past. Therefore,
let me conclude with what I might have begun
and finished with:
The Army and Navy forever.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue."
"Our Schools and Colleges" was the next
toast, to which Harvard's President, Charles
W. Eliot, responded in part, as follows:
OUB SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
That brief phrase the schools and colleges
of the United States is a formal and familiar
one; but what imaginations can grasp the in
finitude, affections, powers and wills which It
really comprises? Not the liveliest and most
far-reaching. In all that multitude every little
heart bounds and every eye shines at the name
of Washington. They all, of whatever race,
have learned that he was the brave and stead
fast soldier, tbe wise statesman and the patri
otic ruler, who made their country free, strong
and just. They all know his figure, dress and
feature, and if asked to name their country's
hero, every voice would answer Washington.
They see him ultimately victorious in war and
successful in peace, but only through much
adversity and over many obstacles.
Next picture to yourselves the 60.000 students
in colleges and universities selected youth of
keen intelligence, wide reading and high ambl.
tlon. They are able to- compare Washington
with the greatest men of other times and coun
tries and to appreciate the unique quality of
his renown. Tbey recognize in him a simple,
stainless and robust character, which served
with dazzling success the precious cause of
human progress through liberty, and so stands
like the sunlit peak of. the Matterhorn, un
matched in all tbe world.
It is through the schools and colleges and the
national literature that the heroes of any peo
ple win lasting renown; and It Is through these
same agencies that a nation is moulded into
the likeness of its heroes. What an Influence
is Washington, and will. be. One mind and
will transfused by sympathetic instruction into
millions; one character a standard for millions;
one life a pattern for all public men, teaching
what greatness is and what the pathway to un
Hon. James Russell Lowell had "Our Litera
ture," which be treated In these words:
I am to speak for literature, and of our own
as forming now a recognized part of IK I
think this a commemoration in which it is
peculiarly fitting that literature should take
part, lor we are celebrating to-day onr true
birthday as a nation, the day when our con
sciousness of wider Interests and larger possi
bilities began. All that went before was birth
throes. Tbe day also recalls us to a sense of
something to which we are too indifferent. I
mean that historic continuity which, as a
factor in molding national individuality, is not
only powerful in itself but cumulative in its
Without the stimulanco of a national con
sciousness no literature could have come Into
being, under the conditions in which we then
were, that was not parasitic and dependent.
Without tbe continuity which slowly incorpor
ates that consciousness In the general life and
thought, no literature could have acquired
strength to detach itself and begin a life of its
Tbe literature of a people should be the rec
ord of its joys and sorrows, its aspirations and
its shortcomings, its wisdom and its folly.
We cannot say our own as yet sufllces us, bnt 1
believe that be who stands a hundred years
hence where I am standing now, conscious that
be speaks to the most powerful and prosperous
community over devised and developed "by
man. will speak of our literature with the as
surance of one who beholds what we hope for,
become a reality and a possession forever.
Thus 12 toasts were spoken to. and the hour
was late when the most notable banquet of
these times had ended.
ONE .DAI MORE OF IT.
A Peep Into the Second Century to be Token
UE-W Yobk, April 30. The Centennial
celebration of Washington's inauguration
will be continued in the Metropolitan
Opera House on the evening of Jlay 1,
under tbe auspices of the National Provident
Union, and will shape itself particularly to
celebrate the birth of the second century of
tbe Constitutional Government of the United
The presiding officer will be Hon. William
Warner, Uuited States Congressman from
Kansas City, Mo., and Commander-in-Chief of
tbe Qrand Army of the Republic The orators
will be Hon John W. Daniel, United States
Senator from Virginia, and Hon. Shelby M.
Collom, United States Senator from Illinois.
A BH0ET-W0RD SERMON.
Easy Enough to Say What Ton Menn With-
ont Using Polysyllnblos.
Detroit Free Press.l
Does the man say that he can not write a
book or an article with little words? Then
he is very wrong. If he knew how many
little words there are in the speech of this
land he would not say that he cannot find
those small words. And it may be said
that these small words have more force than
the big words, because the soul of the
tongue, or it would be more fit to say speech,
is to be found in the short words more thau
in the long. In this all the men who write
on words think as one. They feel that the
very life of the thing is shown in the short
word. There is no long word that will take
the place of buzz,, sonr, roar, splash, acid,
scrape, sough, whiz, bang, rough, smooth,
keen, blunt, thin. Each of these words is
like the thing which it sets forth, and so if
is more strong ana Helps the brain in its
If one were to try to put a long word in
the place of the short one in this sense he
would have to write more than one word to
reach the same idea. Short words do not
drain the strength of the mind. They leave
it free to work in other ways. The mind is
not able to cope with the thought and the '
mode of speech at the same time. Hence.
when we try to use our mind on two themes
we find that it loses much of its force. But
the chief beauty ot the short word, put side
by side with the long word, is that the short
word is known by every one that can read.
The long word is not known. Only those
who study can know the long words. If the
man who writes does his fuU duty to the
people who read, he will write for the great
mass of the people.
The man who writes a book,or who writes
for any kind of work or any kind of print,
should feel that he teaches as well as writes.
He should feel that he writes to pnt ideas
into the minds of all. How can the mass
of the people get these ideas in shape so
that they can feel their full sense if they
can not know them? The idea is not worth
the thought. They can not do it. Again,
long words are weak. Shert words are
strong. There are some places where a
long word shows the idea more than the
short one. I will pite to prove this any
place where one seeks to show a large
thought In that case a long word is
much more fit than a short word.
To show by the nse of a- long and
a short word: "Stupendous" brings
to the mind a more lull idea of the thing
nstv." But in most cases it is wiser to
use the short word than tbe long.
If the reader will take the trouble to
count the words in the foregoing short essay
he will find that they number 519. There is
not among them, excepting the three quoted
word? introduced as illustrations, a wdrd of
more than two syllables. There-, is no orna
mentation abont the essay, but it cannot be
denied that it is terse and vigorous. That
should be tbe end sought by every writer.
Nothing to a Name.
What a mockery of a.name is this:
County Court of Culpeper has iustref
to grant a liee&w to Sell liqaor ;at Br
WEDNESDAY, VMA.Y 1,
KILLED IN A CROWD.
Runaway Horses Cause a Panic at"
the Chicago Celebration.
-A SCORE OP PERSONS INJuRED,
of Whom Will Die, and Several
Boys Fatally Burned.
COMMOTION CAUSED BT A BED FLAG.
It Was Promptly Fulled Down and Its Owner Bexrly
Chicago's Centennial celebration was
marred by a number of accidents. Per
sons were trampled by horses and the
crowds, bnrned by fireworks and suffocated
by gas. A red Safe created a wild commo
tion. The Anarchist who raised it narrowly
ISriCtAI. TELEOILUI TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Chicago, April 30. During the pyro
technic display at the Lake front to-night,
two unmanageable horses plunged into the
great crowd in Michigan boulevard. A
terrible panic ensued. Men, women and
children, who had been packed together
for nw. an liAtii- mflhpd in everv
direction. Many were knocked down andi
trampled upon. Uthers were crusnea oy
the horses. Miss Kittie Conway, Mrs.
George F. Farrer, Mrs. F. E. Brady and
Miss Jennie Crowley were probably fatally
hurt They were trampled upon and thrown
Sevoral other victims were carried away
to their homes. Others were borne to the
hotels and stores in the neighborhood. So
far as can be learned 15 persons, nearly all
women", were injured. Four of these it
is thought will die. A few mo
ments after the panic on the boulevard
a set piece of pyrotechnics toppled over
while ablaze and burned five boys, all of
whom are now at the county hospital.
David Grant is probably fatally injured.
The rest will recover. A woman whose
name is unknown was also fatally burned.
The rushing of the ambulances and pa
trol wagons created another panic in the
great crowd, which numbered 25,000 per
sonsj but there were no additional accidents.
A big park policeman checked the boule
vard panic by throwing one of the horses
upon his haunches and holding him
there until assistance came. Several chil
dren who were swept away from their pa
rents are now at the police stations.
NO EED FLAGS WANTED.
A Cbicnco Anarchist Hu a Narrow Escnpe
Prom Lynching The Sanguinary Em.
blem Promptly Cat Down A
Chapter of Accidents.
rSFECIAL TELIar.AM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Chicago, April 30. Chicago never had
such a celebration as it has enjoyed to-day.
It is estimated that 00,000 people
were in the streets, that 75,000 were present
at the meetings, and 100,000 children at
tended the exercises in the schools. An
Anarchist caused some trouble early in the
day by hoisting a red umbrella and a red
Hag from his bnilding near the Haymarket
square. A howling crowd gathered about
Inside the building was M. W. Doty, a
machinist. He had a club and an ax. He
threatened io kill anybody that entered the
place. A fireman climbed npon the roof
and with a pike knocked dawn the scarlet
umbrella and the rag. Doty came out npon
the street in a rage. The crowd closed in
on him and knocked him down. George
Ferguson, a molder, kicked him in the
stomach. Then the mob tried to lynoh
Doty, but he broke away and hid in a sa
loon, where he remained all day.
Later in the day during the parade of the
Zouaves of the Church ot the Holy Name,
H. Eatzell ran over a little boy and then
drove away at a furious speed. A crowd
followed him and pulled him out of the
buggy and stoned him. He was finally
saved by a squad of policemen. A sneak
thief who had taken $il from a Mrs. Thom
son, of Peoria, at the lake front, was out
down by a hussar, who swung his saber just
as tbe thief was running away. The
wounded man will not die.
Two men, who came from Abingdon to
see the celebration here to-day, blew out
the gas in their bedroom last night and
were found dead this morning. The patrol
wagon that took the bodies to the morgue
was decorated with flags.
NOT A SUCCESSFUL JAIL.
The Prisoners Leave Whenever tbe Notion
Strikes Them That War. y
rSFECUt TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
TJniontown, Pa., April 30. The old
asylnm at the Conuty Home, which has been
fixed up as a temporary jail, is not a suc
cess. Two prisoners broke out a we,efc ago
and six more last night. Mary Biley, one
of the prisoners, took off tbe lock on the door
that divided the wards and let the men into
the women's department, from which only a
door bolted on the inside kept them from
the jail yard, and they were soon all gone.
Many more could have gone, as no watch
man was about, but they did not care to.
A RAILROAD BRAEEMAN ARRESTED
Upon a Charge of Appropriating Freight to
tbe Amount of 31,000.
Yotjngstow'N, April, 30. Detective
McNabb, of the New York, Pennsylvania
and Ohio Eailroad, to-day arrested Prank
Pnlly, at Mantua, on a charge of breaking
into freight cars and stealing $1,000 worth
of goods. Fully was formerly a brakeman
in the employ of tbe company. Upon
searching his honse a large amount of the
stolen property was found.
Lumber's Fntnl Fnll on Children.
Coroner McDowell was notified last night
that a 4-year-old girl named Chapman had
been killed in a lumber yard in McKces
port yesterdav by a pile of lumber falling
on her. Her little brother, who was with
her at the time, had both legs broken. An
inquest will be held to-day.
Another Stonnment Dedication.
The Association of the One Hundred and
Thirty-ninth Hegiment, Pennsylvania Vol
unteers, met at the Mayor's office last night
and appointed committees to make arrange
ments for the dedication of the monument
of the regiment. at Gettysburg on May 21
That Ticket Agent's Suicide.
Coroner Heber McDowell held an inquest
last evening on the body of John P. Shafer,
the'P. R. R. ticket agent who shot himself
Monday night. A verdict of suicide while
laboring under a temporary aberration of
mind was returned by the jury.
No Qnornm on Such-a Day.
The Humane Society did not hold a
meeting yesterday on account of the Cen
tennial ceremonies. The society will meet
Sateens 10 yards for $1; 200' pieces
American sateens, desirable pattcrns,choice
colorings; regular 12)4c qunlity.
iwtsu.. Huotjs & Hacke.
Donblo Baby. Carriages
For twins, either parasol or canopy tops:
also full line of single carriages; warranted
perfect'mannfactnre, at Laner'a Toy House,
620 .Liberty st.
60 bemnants or table linen fromlKto
3Jf yards jn length, bleached, half bleached
'ana turkey red. greatly reaueed to dose.
, Huotjs &;&acks.
a bishop's bomb.
HURemnrkable Speech at a South CareHna-
Centennlal CelehratloaOne Idea of the
Difference Between Washington and
HarrUon-'How to be Thankful.
ISMCIAL TXLIORAil TO TBI DISFATCH.l
Chableston, S. C, April 30. Centen
nial Day was observed here by a generous
display of bunting and a general supension
of business. Religious services were held
in all the Catholic churches; and in two of
the Episcopal churches. A decided sensa
tion was caused by a sermon delivered at
St. Philips', the oldest Episcopal church in
the city, by Bishop Howe, in which he used
the following remarkable language:
I presume my friends know we are here to
day in obedience to that first lesson which as
churchmen we learned in our catechism: "To
honor and obey the civil authority." A cen
tury ago, after his Inauguration, General
Washington walked down to join in prayer and
bear tbe To Denm sung at St. Paul's Church,
New York. Washington was elected Pres
ident, and was first in tbe hearts of
countrymen, and all bailed his
accession to his high office with joy and
thanksgiving. How different the aspect of
thines to-day. If I can believe what I have
read in the dally papers, without meaning any
disrespect to tbe present incumbent. President
Harrison, he is the choice of a party and not of
the people. Washington was chosen with one
consent. I cannot bnt tbink but that tbe present
incumbent has been chosen by the power of
money. Tbe Bible tells us to be thankful in
all things, not for all things. St. Paul and
Silas sung praijes to God in the prison at mid
night, scourged and with their feet set in tbe
stocks. Paul and Silas did not thank: God for
stocks and for the scourges, but they thanked
Gotf in and under the stocks. So our thanks
giving must be put on a minor key when we re
member the late war and what we have passed
I remember while preaching in this pnlpit at
hearing a shell exploding in the neighboring
street. Tbat war has left us a legacy, one of
tbe greatest problems any nation of this world
ever bad to solve. Hence I repeat though we
must be thankful under all things, our thank
fulness must be again on that minor key.
Circumstances! or as it is phrased gen
erally, onr environment, expresses the
will of God and we bow to His decision. We
thank Him'for the preservation of life and
Sroperty, and while tbe love of country may.
ave become dimmed in our hearts, we pray
that it may arise in the hearts of our children.
To be without love of country is next to being
wltho uttbeloveofGod. May He enable ' our
children and our children's children to meet
the grave future that is before them.
Bishop Howe is a-native of Vermont. He
came South early in life, and has been
Bishop of his diocese for 12 years. He has
been fighting for the rights of the . colored J
men in the Diocesan Convention for ten
years, and it was his ruling in the conven
tion, of 1886 thafcaused the secession of
many of the parishes. The sermon has
caused much excitement here.
IDENTIFYING THE BODIES.
One Store Victim Discovered at(the Scene ot
the Hnmllton Wreck.
Hamilton, Ont., April 30. While
workmen were engaged to-night in remov
ing debris at the scene of the recent railway
wreck, another body was found, swell
ing the number of killed to 20.
Five of the city physicians who
made close examinations of the remains of
thennidentified, have come to the conclusion
that among the burned were seven women
and children. Five of the bodies are so
badly burned 'that it is impossible to
tell the sex or age. George Grum
mett, of" Chicago, has identified one
of the bodies fonnd as that of his wife.
Benjamin Wells, of Toronto, thought that
one of the calcined corpses was that of his
brother-in-law, David Booth, of Toronto.
Mr. Peterlay, whose shield was fonnd
among the debris and not been inquired for,
it is thought, was killed and burned. He
was certainly not reported among the es
caped persons. The body ol J. 8. Hall, ot
Kankakee, has been identified by his son-in-law,
J. S. Hanna. Theodore Cnrnick, of
Chicago, has 'identified seve 1 articles
as having belonged to his fa', ier, J. L.
Curnlck. George McKenzle, of Chicago,
has identified a watch and pin belonging to
bis' sister and aunt, both of Chicago. In
quiry has been made for M. B. Scnllen, of
Chicago; John Kelly, of Chicago; J. B.
Stearns, of Campden, and M. and F. Ran
dall Orr, of Peekskill, K. Y.
I SHOOTINff AFFRAY
In an Allegheny Boarding House Results
In an Arrest.
A shooting affray was reported atthe Alle
gheny Mayor's office last evenine, and it
was stated someone had been shot. Several
detectives were sent to investigate the mat
ter, but found that no person had been shot.
The shootidg occurred at a well known
boarding house, on North avenue, near
East street Chris Sander and Edward
Brose, two of the boar'Vrs, had a quarrel at
the supper table, uauder, it is claimed,
said he could "do Brose up," when the lat
ter walked around the table and struck him
several times in the face.
He then left the room and Sander, it is
alleged, drew a revolver and fired at him.
Officer Alexander appeared on the scene
shortly afterward and arrested Sander, bnt
A WALKING JEWELRY STORE.
Man With Watches, -Kings
Opera Glasses Went In.
A man entered the pawn shop of I. E.
Isaccs on Smithfield street, last evening,
and tried to pawn three silver watches and
a number of other articles. Mr. Isaacs'
suspicion was aroused and he notified the
police. Detective Fitzgerald arrested the
man and took hiti to Central Station, where
he gave his name as Kick Edmonds, from
TJniontown. When searched,three watches,
a couple of rings, a pair of opera glasses and
several other articles were found on him.
He gave no account of how hegot the arti
cles. He was locked up as a suspicions
character aud will be held until some in
formation is gained about him.
USIOS STATION CHANGES.
A Well-Enrned and Merited Promotion
Glven'to Wllllart Colbert.
William J. Colbert, late clerk of Depot
Master Butler at the Union station, was
promoted yesterday to the position of night
station master, vice Joseph W. Johnston,
who has been made assistant station master
in the day time. George M. Hugo, who
has formerly occupied the latter position,
has been made general yard master, a new
position just created.
John Patterson, clerk in the passenger
yardl has been appointed to the position va
cated by Depot Master Colbert, and Harry
McFarland, late' night clerk in the Station
Master's office, has been promoted to Mr.
FIRE TAKES A BAKERT.
An Oakland Establishment About Destroyed
The alarm from box 84 at 103.5 last night
was caused by a fire at 480 Forbes street.
The building is a two-story frame, owned
by John Kultenhanser. He uses the cellar
for a bake shop. The fire started in the
b'akeshop, and before it was extinguished
had damaged the building to the extent of
5200. The tenants,, Maxwell Feebnrg and
An thony Fahey, did not lose anything.
A Soiled and Crushed Kid.
A little lad named Henry Talor was
knocked down aud run over by a spring
wagon on Smithfield street yesterday morn
ing; but, wnen carried to tbe Central Sta
tion, it was found that he was not seriously
injured, aud was taken to his home on
Vickroy street, -
To Buy a Ctflb Hease.
The Bandall Clnb will meet to-morrow
night to arrange for the purchase of a house
for the club'. The committee having the
matter in chargehave.. seeareeLoite '.ml;
A. WJDOW HUNT. , .
The Taller CInb la aa AraatlBg Comedy at
Sewtckley A Succewfal Last Appear
ance The Programme of the Boston
The last play of the season was given by
the Sewickley "Valley Club in Choral Hall,
Sewickley, last night, before a yery large
audience. That amusing comedy, "A
Widow Hunt," by J. Stirling Coyne, iad
been very wisely chosen' by the amateurs.
The cast included several of the best actors
In the club.such as Mrs. Burrows, Mr. Frank
E. Bichardson and Lieutenant' Bohrbacher.
The full cast of the play was as follows:
Felix Featherly Mr. J. H.Kohrbacher
Frank Icebrook Mr. R. D. Wilson
Major Wellington de Boots. .Mr. F.E. Bichardson
Trap f. Mr. B. P. Nevln, Jr.
Mr.vFeatherly Miss Shannon
Mrs. Malor de Boots Mrs. Burrows
Mrs. Swandown Miss Martha Fleming
The comedy is almost an rinbrokan run of
laughter; that-is to say, If it is in the hands,
of people who are not natarally and nlali
cionsly tragedians. .Fortunately, last night
the broad humor of Wellington de Soots
was brought out fully by Mr. Frank Bich
ardson, and Mr. Bohrbacher showed a great
comedy vein that jnst fitted the part of
Felix Featherly. Mr. Bohrbacher's work
evinced great study, and the audience testi
fied its appreciation of him repeatedly. The
audience was equally fortunate in the se
lection of Mrs. Burrows for the rather
slight bnt distinctly laughable character of
"the superior creature," Mrs. Wellington
Miss Shannon mado an interesting and
pretty Mrs. Featherly, while Miss Martha
Fleming as Mrs. Swandown was as charm
ingly demure a widow as a man would ask
to be allowed to hunt Mr. Robert Wilson,
as the bashful young man who dared not
capture the widow who sighed for him, was
capital. Miss Carrie Whitney showed how
a small part conld be made to tell by as
suming the very small role of Fanny.
The scenery was a stronger point than
usual, and the upholstering of the first
scene in pale bine and gold was very taste
ful. Bnt the last act which was a ball room
scene was set in still handsomer style en
tirely in yellow. The upholstering reflects
great credit on Boenigk Bros., of this city,
who provided it for this play, and the
management of the stage showed hard work
and good taste on the part of JamesXhaplin.
Messrs. Gernert and Guenther furnished
the music, and there was dancing after the
The Boston Ideals' Programme.
The programme for the engagement of the
Boston Ideal Opera Company at the Grand
Opera House next week has been so ar
ranged that the strongest works in the rep
ertory will be performed during the first
three nights. There are Gounod's "Faust."
Bossini's "Barber of Seville," and Bizet's
"Carmen." On Monday night "Faust"
will be given in its entirety, including the
church scene, and exceptional interest- in
this performance is excited by the announce-'
ment that the popular Zelie de Lussan will
then make her first appearance here
as Marauerite, a character so widely
different from any of the others in which she
has been seen in this city that the greatest
curiosity is naturally felt to see the dashing
vivandiere of Donizetti's "Daughter of the
Regiment;" the bold and wayward "Car
men" transformed into the quieter and sor
rowful heroism of Goethe's'immortal poem.
Mile, de Lussan has appeared as Marguerite
in St'Louis, Memphis, Louisville, Cincin
nati and Cleveland, and the consensus of
criticism and opinion in these cities makes
this, her latest impersonation, her greatest
A WORD OF .WARNING.
General Merrill Issues an Osder Concern,
lag- the' Cherokee Strip.
Oklahoma City, April 30Gierab
Merritt has issued the following order con -
cerning the attempted occupation of the
or the Missouri,
(In the xtxld), April, 1889.
Notice Is herebv given to all settlers in Okla
homa, and people Intending to enter or depart
from that country, tbat while tbe use of tbe
public highways in the Cherokee Strip is
granted for the purpose of travel, it is espec
ially forbidden that anyone shall -remain in the
Cherokee Strip longer than necessary for rest,
and usually not to exceed one dav. Depi edi
tions upon property In thestrlp, departure from
tbe highways in traveling through, and any at
tempt to settle in the strip, are positively for
bidden bv law. and the trooDS ooeratine in the
L Territory are instructed to expel all intruders
ana matte a recoru ot tneir names, witn a view
to their being deprived ot their rigbt of entry
should the land ever be opened to settlement.
IMPERIALS BROKEN UP.
A Ball as New Grant Street Helps Fill Cen
During last night's ball of the Imperial
Club on New Grant street, Thomas Bollan
and George Jamison fought over a trivial
matter. They were separated, but about 12
o'clock re-engaged in the controversy, and
Bollan drew a knife and cut Jamison on the
lip, inflicting a painfnl wound.
The ball was immediately broken up by
Officers Egan and Connolly, who arrested
Bollan. The same officers arrested also
James Smith, Annie Campbell, Sallie Car
roll and Jennie Jackson, who were fighting
on the street, after leaving the hall.
The Result of a Sergeant's Slip.
Sergeant Gray, of tha Twelfth ward police
station, goes on duty it the Central Station
to-morrow, Sergeant Cochrane being
changed from the Central to the Eleventh
ward station to take the place of Sergeant
Stix, who was suspended yesterday for re
leasing a prisoner by mistake. Officer
James Mulvehill will take the place of
Sergeant Gray at the Twelfth ward station.
An Ocean Record Broken.
SAN Feanoisco, April 30. The Occi
dental Steamship Company's steamship
Gaelic, which arrived to-day from China
and Japan, made the trip from Hong Kong
in 21j days, and from Tokoboma in 13
days 18 hours and 25 minutes, the fastest
recorded trip between these points and San
A Penn Avenue Runaway.
A horse attached to a buggy ran' off on
Penn avenue last evening. The rig col
lided with a telegraph pole on Twenty
eighth street and was badly demolished".
George Gibson, the driver, was thrown vio
lently to the ground and1 suffered a severe
scalp wound. The horse and buggy be
longed to Stephen Dolan.
Shadyslde's Neat New Church.
Work on the handsome sewShadyside
church edifice has begun, in the form, first,
of demolishing the old structure. Tinder
plans from Architects Shepley, Butan &
Coolidge, Contractor C. A. Balph has the
contract to build the new $100,000 edifice, as
well as to raze the old one.
For the Exposition,
The Sewickley Cantata Society will sing
"Kuth" in Liberty Hall to-morrow evening
for the benefit of the ladies' Exposition
(und. A musical treat is promised those
who attend the performance.
A New Janitor Elected.
Thomas Christian was elected janitor of
the First ward school, in Allegheny, last
evening, in' place of Samuel Walkinshaw,
who was elected last week; bnt declined to
He fiBOBtd fee Faatsatrf.
Andrew White was arrested by OfSeer
Carson last evening for iaMaf; ladles as
That Were Brought Ajjaiist Irelwly
PAMELtOS THS-WITHESS STAIM
Each Serrate Alteration Meets Wltk?
EmBhatJc Denial. -.'jj
HU HAS HOBECOLLECTIOS OF LB CAR0TO
Germany Assames a Teir Peaceful Attitude Upo&u
Sflmt Wntttr. .J'1-
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Parnell yesterday tooK the stand dctowu
the Parnell Commission. His testimonj'JI
was clear and decisive. Ho positively de
nied each separate allegation which conl
nected-him with illegal tevolntlonaryi
ments. He had no recollection of any in3
terview with the informer, Le Caron. Tha
German Government has decided to liberate) J
Malietoa, the deposed King oi Samoa.
LoimcriJ'. April 30. The Parnell Com.
mission resumed its sitting to-day. There
was a moderate attendance in the courts,
room. Air. Parnell was caueo to give nui
evidence. He took his seat in the witness
chair and gave his testimony in a clear and
He testified that he did not know Peter
Delancy was connected with the Amnesty Aw
sociation. He had never beard of anyaU
tempt being made on Air. justice iiawson s.
life. He was never a member oi a .sei
societr. Although the late Mr. Forster,
did not know Mr. Biggar was a Fenian-
until 1877, he advised Mr. Biggar ta.re
sign his seat in Parliament, but Mr. 1
refused. " 5
Mr. Parnell said he did not communicate
with Ford or Fenian, convicts in America;
neither did he meet them there. He
heard ot the Clan-na-Gaei id America.
doubted that the convention at Cincinnati
advocated the destruction of the link be
tween England and Ireland which was S9
opposed to his opinion.
wrvr -pmm tutt TTT.T.o-?r. " '
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He did not leave his inlerests in America.
in the hands of Ford and Fenians, but irt
the hands of Mr. Dillon and a body repre-
...tin- 4tiim .o . A-Jnn Tr. tn ATTIArlf.V
with a party in Ireland. He had urged A&
bnventtinc under certain conditions." but:
UBVCr 1UUU11UDL1UU. .
Mr. Parnell forgot the alleged interview f
with le Caron in 1881. He said it migus
have occurred. He had not said he believed'
that only force would redeem Ireland
He did "not doubt that by constitutional'
Parliamentary action the Irish leaders
would succeed. He never suggested a revd.
lution nor discussed the means by which a-'
revolution could be enected.
He had not been asked to authorize the -
payment of 20.000 to "remove
He had never sanctioned outrages.
not know of payments for the committal' o!jr ,
outrages. He did not approve of a sugge.-'
tion br Mr. Egan that Earl Cowper, JAti
Forster, Tinder Secretary Burke, Justice!
Lawson and many others be "removecVi
He eonld not have annroved of such SU2SCS
tion. Mr. Egan never having made it ' !'
SOME POaiTTTE SEXIALS. -
He had never heard proposals from' any Jte
i t. it Tt r -..; - .?M
3uarccr lor tuo xeiuuvtu iucouujj iuw-
er) of Earl Cowper, Mr. Forster andsj
others. He did not know of the existence
of the Invincible conspiracy until after his
arrest in 1883, when ne was liberated trout 9
the Kilmainham iail on parole to attend 1
the funeral of his nephew in Paris. Hemet.
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1U fans .jusbUl ouuvaxbUT auuJunsts.-.
.Quinn and Byrne. He did not &
HWnft IftwHiwll t--4T-fiian.t -
He did not communicate with Mr. Ega
directlr or indirect v while he was in ParisJ
thinking that his parole precluded., comma
He had alwavs regarded the Phcenix Park-
murders as the greatest possible calamity td"
Ireland. He bad never been aDle to obtain .
the slightest evidence connecting the League J
with these murders, except in unreliable '
statements bv the informer. Carey. He did
not believe the, stories abont Mr. Egan sup
plying the Invincibles' from the Leagua.
funds. - J
xne payment oi &iuu to .air, uynis wasi
made in response to a letter asking foe aai
advance for the purpose of the Land and".'
.Liaoor xicsgue, auu iiui, jur tut) purpose uHf
enabling him to make his escape. He hadj
not the slitrhtest snsnicinn that Mr. BvrBSjY.
-van aiiiraimi in onw i.nnm!..mr - 1
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THE SAM0AIT KEGOTIATIONS.
Germany 'and Eualand Denv the Exlstene . '
of a Secret Treaty. r t & '
jjeblet, Apn iw. xne Berliner fft $j
Olatt states tnat at tne oamoan conierencv
yesterdav Mr. Kasson, one or the America'
delegates, asked whether a secret treaty ex
isfed between England ' and Germany td,
partition between them the Tonga and
Samoa .Islands, and that in reply both Sis'
Edward Malelthe British Embassador, and
Prince Bismarck categorically denied thafT. ,
such a treaty existed.
Malietoa. the deposed King of Samoa, ha
apologized and Emperor William has det
cided that the ex-King may be liberated
The delegates to the Samoan conference!
gave a banquet at the Kaiserhof to-day. m
ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Americans at Rome Appropriately Celebrate
la Honor of the Centennial.
Bome, April 30. The Washington Cen"
tanew ara ftliflPTWPrl TX.?ltv in tils AmAiitiis
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college in mis city. rtt. rtev. xer
nard J. McQuaid, Bishop of Eochi
ester, and numerous other Amer-'t
leans were present: Bishop McQuaid lars'
responding to the toast of "The Day,' de
livered an eloquent speech, coutrasting.th
.American volunteer ajmicm wjui luexiaro,
pean armies, which were declining, 'draining
the resources of the people. MajorHunt-;
ingaon responaea ior me .americaa-anny -
auu navy- &-4r.
The Salisbury Government Censared'V.
London. April 30. In the Honsesofj
Commons this evening a motion of Samuelf i
Smith, Liberal, censuring the Governmei&r t?
for fostering spirit drinking in India, -.wasji-i;
carried by a vote of 113 w lUb. &x
General Boalanger MoTes Once Bto'relTTP
L92TSOK, April 30. General Bonl &&?
has removed to Portland place from'Uw;
Hotel Bristol. The change was
quietly, and there were no demonstration;!
ot any moment. M
A Bag ot Silver From His Safe.
A J. Hays, a furniture dealer at No.263I
Penn avenue, last evening reported toJtHeJ
police that he had been robbed of $33.iiTh9l
maner was in silver, and was in a leather
bag in a safe. The loss was discovere'djgp
terday, Dut .air. nays oeiieves luui-ityrasj
stolen on Monday night, when a large crowd?
was in tne store ana tne saie was open..
Otmce op- i TW1
DEPAETjnarr or PCBtro Safet???
Bureau of Fire. PrrrsBtrRO. PAitSS" 1
RAT.ED PROPOSALS WILL BEI.R
CE1VED at the office of tha CitT Control.
nr until 31UiAI. JiaTIA iBOT. at 2P.X11
repairs ox engine uuiuBifos.anu.0. .-j
Plans and specifications can be seen at I
office of F. C. Saner. Architect, corner Sta
and liberty streets. -
Bonds in double the amount of bids atust i
company eaen proposal, said BoaastoM
bated before tbe Mayor or City Clkv ' . j
Tbe Denartmeat o:
of Awards resemclMiMsst
to reject say or. all bMs.
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