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The Awful Fate Which W. Irring
Bishop's Brother Hind Headers
ARE rOSITIYE HE SUCCUMBED TO.
Mistaken for Dead While in One of His
Cataleptic States, and
THE AUTOPSI BEGUff MUCH TOO SOOH.
Mrs. Bishop, lie Poor Mother, Knows Her Eos Feared
Such a Dreadful End.
A much more obscure mind reader than
the late Irring Bishop u one of those who
thinks the surgeons used their knives on
poor Bishop before he was a corpse. The
cataleptic state into which Bishop had been
thrown, "Prof." Hazel thinks was the cause
of his being taken off so suddenly, as it
gave the doctors an opportunity to carve
him to death.
isrxcui. xxxxotmi to the DISPATCIM
SPEHTGriELD. O., May 24. Prof. Eobert
Hazel, one ot the three great mind-readers
of the country, is now sojourning'in Spring
field for a short time. In regard to the
death of Bishop, over which leading doctors
have been eiving various opinions, Mr.
Hazel was interviewed as follows:
"I actually believe that Bishop was mur
dered," said he. "I was personally ac
quainted with him and knew of his strange
and wonderful cataleptic states. For that
matter, X have been in the sama condition
myself. In the summer of 1883, while at
Hannibal, Mo., I was seized with an attack
after my performance at the opera house.
I was removed to the hospital and pbysi
cians were summoned. I knew everything
that transpired, but was unable to move or
speak a word. I lay in that condition for
38 hours. Ton can imagine my feelings
THE DOCTOBS PBONOTJXCED ME DEAD.
"My father in New York was telegraphed
for and he sent back a reply to hold my re
mains until he arrived. My wife was with
me at the time. I was laid out and every"
preparation was made for the funeral. They
had even gone so far as to place me in a
"The horror of being buried alive so
worked upon my mind that I felt the breath
of life aeain re-enter my body, and 1 came
to. The doctors stated that while I was in
that condition there was no beating of the
pulse or action of the heart even. Mirrors
were placed to my mouth, but the moisture
of the breath did not appear.
"I have had other similar attacks, which
I can prove before responsible people. At
Indianapolis, on April 7, last, I came very
near falling into catalepsy after I had done
my murder test, had it not been for the
timely suggestions of my wife to those whc
picked me up to stand me on my head and
work my arms like a pump handle. People
who know nothing of the strange phenomena
have no idea of the great mental strain
which occurs through the severe tests.
MtSD BEADING A PUZZLE.
"I see that someot the New York physi
cians claim tbat Bishop's success was due to
muscle reading. They are wrong. I have
been subjected to tests seeming almost im
possible, and have accomplished them suc
cessfully. The driving test, the murder
test and the reading of unuttered thoughts,
as done by Bishop and myself, are genuine
They cannot be accounted for, as they are
phenomena. A great many people have at
tributed them to trickery. "That is false. I
nave oeen onerea as high as $1,500
for my body after death by more
than one pirysiclan; -wE5'"hs slated
that there must be sometliimr ttriTim
about my brain. They believe
that, -is where the secret lies.
Bishop's brains were only found to be
slightly congested after the autopsy had
been made. People may have their views
as to poor-Bishop's death, but I shall al
ways claim that the surgeons were too hasty
in their autopsy, knowing that Bishop was
subjected to cataleptic attacks. Yes, sir, it
is my candid belief that he was killed by
the surgeons' knife; that he knew all the
time what was going on, but was unable to
do anything. I trust that the law will treat
the surgeons as they justly deserve, and I
know that Coroner Levy means to do what
is right in the matter. As for myself, I have
always proclaimed that no surgeon shall
dissect my body, and when I do die it shall
be held until decomposition makes its ap
pearance. I don't propose to be buried
HER MUBDERED BOY.
Tlie Mother or Mind Reader Bishop Tc
tlfle at the Inqncst He Alwars Carried
a, Wamlnc Notice on His Por
tion Similar Trances Before,
'Hew Yohk, May 24. At to-day'B session
of the inquest in the case of "Washington
Irving Bishop, Mrs. Bishop, the mother of
the deceased, was called to the witness stand.
She appeared to be deeply affected. She
testified that on one occasion her son had
lain for six days as If dead, bnt she held to
the belief that he was alive, and on the
seventh day he rose up and was himself
again. This, Mrs. Bishop said, was when
he was a boy, and he had had several sim
ilar experiences since. She further said
that he had a horror of the surgeon's knife
while in these trances, and alwars carried a.
paper about his person explaining this feel
ing. Witness said she saw the paper with him
whenhe left Philadelphia for .New York on
the Saturday preceding his death. Mrs.
Bishop said that her son carried this paper
in his pocket at all times. In full it read:
"To Physicians and Friends: I forbid an
autopsy or the use of electricity on my body
or being put on ice till my mother has seen
me or till my mother's counsel or Colonel
Ingersoll have seen me." She said she saw
this paper with him an hour before he left
Philadelphia on the fatal evening. Al
though she came on at once, when she was
notified of his illness, they would not let
her see him, but said that the doctors were
with him. She had a presentiment that
they would cut him with their knives be
fore they would let her see him. She areued
with them to no purpose and said: "He is
imply in a trance and they do not under
stand his case." On Tuesday morning I
was brought to the undertakers and there
shown the body of my. murdered bov.
Miss Ida Orme Jones, the poetess, who
has known Bishop 15 years, told of a trance
ot Bishop in Cincinnati, where physicians
pronounced him dead, and of bis recovery
half an hour after he had been laid out,
Louis Aldrich, the actor, related the finding
of a prescription in the clothes of Bishop,
which he said Dr. Irwin seized, saying it
was unfit for perusal. The paper was pro
duced in court by Dr. Irwin and found to
have no bearing on the case.
Dr. J. Edwin Briggs corroborated Mrs.
Bishop's testimony as to his attendance on
her son in 1873, and stated that the doctors
who were with him, Ford and Leech, had
pronounced him dead, though he would not
be convinced having had charge of similar
cases. Mrs. Mary Martinot, mother of
Sadie Martinot, the actress, stated that
Bishop was always in the habit of carrying
a written warning about his person, bnt ad
mitted that she had not seen such a paper
within eight years. Mrs. Mary A. Swett,
of Brooklyn, told of another instance where
Bishop, IB years ago. had gone into a trance
and been thought dead. The inquest was
adjourned until Monday. At the next ses
sion the experts will be asked to give their
SHIRLEY DARE VZS&jrte.
TAcrcH on town airs and graces, and describes
sesss smafartaue and stunning costumes.
A. Proposition to Tft'nt Effect Inld Before
the United Presbyterian General As
sembly Concresi Will Be
Asked to Take Action.
ISrXCXU. TZUSGBAX TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Spkesgfield, O., May 24. The most
important matter in the TJ. P. Assembly to
day was a paper from Orville J. Nave, Post
Chaplain of the United States army at Fort
Omaha, Neb., and corresponding secretary
of the chaplains, who asked that steps be
taken to revive religious interest in the
army. There are 100 army posts without re
ligious services, most of which are removed
from civilization. The ecclesciastical bodies
are asked to unite in memoralizing Congress
to increase the number of chaplains to 100
The Assembly is asked to incorporate the
following points: One, the appointment of
chaplains in such numbers as to supply all
the posts; two, to secure a convocation of
chaplains in annual conference for devising
methods; three, the setting apart of the
Sunday on or just betore duly 4 as -Army
or Naval Day," on which one patriotic ser
vice will be heard, with prayers for the
naval and military forces of the country
which are defending the borders of our
land; four, that gambling be prohibited in
the army and navy; five, that officers and
men be guaranteed a conscientious ob
servance of the Sabbath.
The report asks for a commission of min
isters and laymen to co-operate with a like
commission from other churches. The paper
is now in the hands of a committee and will
doubtless receive favorable attention.
Complaint is made of failure of some con
gregations to contribute their share of ap
propriations. Signor Trou, of "Waldensian
Church, Italy, will arrive and address the
Assembly to-morrow. The Assembly will
probably remain in session until next
HAD A HARD TIME OF IT.
TJie V. S. Stenmalitp Yantic Returns Home
Pretty Badly Battered.
rSFECIAL TXXEGBAK TO THI DISPATCH.1
New Yoke, May 24. The United States
steamship Yantic, Commander J. C. Bock
well, arrived to-day from "West Indian
waters in a badly damaged condition. She
was attacked successively by a cyclone and
a hurricane, while on special duty destroy
ing wrecks. On May 19 a southeast
cyclone came upon her and she
was driven before it for two days.
On the afternoon of the 21st, while about
200 miles off the coast of Delaware, she was
struck by a hurricane from the south. The
hurricane lasted for three hours. The
Yantic was thrown on her beam ends, and
it was an hour before she righted. The
launch filled trith water and was cut
away. Then the foremast was sacrificed.
The main and mizzen topmasts and part of
the bowsprit were carried away. Three
small boats and the steam launch were also
lost. Some of the crew were slightly hurt
On the 23d the Yantic encountered a
strong northeast gale and a very heavy sea.
The ship was leaking when she came into
port to-night. The Yantio carries 140
officers and men and five guns.
FREDDIE'S SISTER MULCTED.
Sin. Mary Gebfanrdt Nellson Blast Pay Sirs.
ISPECIAI. TZXXQILOI TO THE DISPATCII.I
NewYobk, May 24. Mrs. Mary Geb
hardt Neilson to-day listened with mingled
admiratioi and amusement to the sum
ming up of counsel in suit brought against
her by Mrs. Martha Ferguson, ofNewport,
to recover $25,000 for damages alleged to
have been sustained in a carriage accident
in the summer of 1885. She also seemed en
tertained by the charge of Justice Andrews.
She was not present when the jurv ren
dered its verdict, which was against her in
the sum of 53,750. Judge Andrews permits
her to go to the general term in the first
instance for the determination of the ques
tion of her residence. She says she lives
in Newport. Judze Andrews denied the
motion for a new trial and gave the plaintiff
a 5 per cent allowance.
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS.
A Report Showing tbo Decrease In Both
Over tnt Tear.
Washington, May 24. The Chief of
the Bureau of Statistics, in his monthly
statement of the exports and imports of the
United States, reports that the total values
of the exports of merchandise during the
12 months ended April 30,1889, as compared
with similar exports during the correspond
ing period of the preceding year were as
Twelve months ended April 30, 1889,
8733,635,922; 12 months ended April 30,
The values of the imports were as follows.
Twelve months ended April 30, 1889,
8738,818,603; 12 months ended April 30,
HARRISOff WAKTED IN TEXAS.
The People of the Lone Star State Wish
Him to Meet President Diaz.
Washington, May 24. A delegation
of Texans, including General Cameron and
Mr. Hurley, will call upon the President
to-morrow for the purpose of inviting him
to attend the opening of the Spring Palace
Exposition at Ft "Worth, Tex., the 29th of
The invitation is elaborately designed
and will be inclosed in a handsome casket.
The delegation is authorized to provide a
special car for the President's use and to
represent to him that President Diaz, of
Mexico, has promised to attend the exposi
tion. A BUSI MONTH AHEAD,
Important Cases to be Heard by the Inter
"Washington, May 34. The Inter-State
Commerce Commission his assigned cases
for hearing in this city in June next, as fol
lows: On the 11th the Independent Re
finers' Association of Titusville and Oil
City, Pa., (three cases); on the 12th, Bice,
Robinson & Witherop; 13th, free passes
and free transportation; 14th, Texas manu
facturers; 15th, George Rice, (oil cases);
20th, "William L. Rawson; 25th, New Or
leans Cotton Exchange, (three cases).
NOTHING SLOW ABOUT HIM.
Mr. Gladstone Is Knocked Down, bnt Re
covers In Quick Time.
London, May 24. "While Mr. Gladstone
was crossing Piccadilly at the junction of
Berkeley street, last evening, he was
knocked down by a cab which was turning
into the street at the same moment. He was
immediately assisted .to his feet by several
spectators, and, finding himself unhurt, he
instantly ran after the cab, which he stopped
and detained until the driver bad been
taken into custody by the police. He at
tended the House of Commons to-night and
appeared to oe wen.
NEW MINE INSPECTORS.
Governor Bearer Makes Appointments for
Two of the Coal Districts.
FECIAL TXLXQBAH TO rat DisrATcir.i
Habbisbubo, May 24. The Governor
to-day made the following appointments as
mine inspectors for the biVuminoniiahd
semi-bituminous coal districrU of Pennsyl
First district. HenrvT. Unfflf. Mononinhpl.i
City: Second district, Henry Jenkins, Irwin:
Third district, Thomas IK. Adams, Mercer;
Fourth district; JamesNPatterson, Blpssburg;
Fifth district Prea-iclc. Ksigbley, UmW.
town; Sixth district. Jofbua Evans, Johnstown;
Seventh district. Jamerf Bly, Idlewood: Elshth
Mtmet,AwtoKte. McDonald. """ u
Was Laura Bridgman, Prom Her In
fency Deprived of ThrSe Senses,
HER SIGHT, HEARING AND SPEECH
A Remarkable Example-of the Wonders
Which. Can be Accomplished
BY 0ARB.PATIBNCE AND PERSEVERANCE
A Ctrl Who, Tnonrh Bereft or One's Best GUIs, Ac
quired aa Education.
The name of Laura Bridgman is known
all over the civilized world. Laura Bridg
man, the wonderful deaf, dumb and blind
woman who, despite her terrible affliction,
was able to study and learn anything, e'ven
the most erudite, is dead. She died at
noon yesterday. A history of this remark
.able woman would fill a book and conld be
a very interesting one.
ISFECIAI, TELEOKAU TO THE SlgFATCB.l
Boston, May 24. Laura Bridgman, the
famous blind and deaf mute, who for over
60 years has been a living exemplar of the
methods of the Perkins Institution for the
Blind at South Boston, died at noon to-day.
She was born in Hanover, N. H., December
21,1829. "When she was 2 years old a se
vere illness deprived her of sight and hear
ing, and consequently of speech. Her sense
of smell was also destroyed, and that of taste
much impaired. At the age of 8 she was
placed in the institution, where the Super
intendent, Samuel C. Howe, undertook the
difficult task of instructing her.
Dr. Howe began her first lesson by giving
her the word "knife," which was printed in
raised letters on a slip of paper, and moving
her fingers over it as the blind do in read
ing. Then she was given the knife, so that
she could feel the label on it, and the sign
indicating likeness, which was made by
placing side by side the forefingers of each
hand, was conveyed to her.
HOW SHE LEABNED.
By repeating the process with other
articles she was led to understand that the
words represented the objects to which they
were affixed, and she showed great pleasure
at mastering her first lesson. Then the
operation was reversed, and the labels hay
ing been given to her she would search for
the article and designate it by this means.
To form words from letters she was supplied
with sets of metal types, and in less than
three days she learned the order of all the
letters of the alphabet.
In about two months she began to use al
phabetical signs as made by the fingers, ex
amining an object and learning its name by
placing her right hand over that of her
teacher, who spelled it with her fingers.
Then she learned to spell words herself, and
was delighted with the finger alphabet, aa
being much easier and more rapid in appli
cation than the old method, with types.
Later she learned to write, and also became
very expert in talking with her fingers. She
also learned to count, to measure time with
great accuracy, and to strike single notes on
the piano in perfect time, quite correctly.
HADE IMMOBTAI, BY SICKENS.
On January 29, 1842, Laura was visited
by Charles Dickens, who was so much inter
ested in her that.be remained several hours.
His visit is described in his "'Notes on
"When she was 17 she suffered from sick
ness which caused her to become very much
emaciated, and to take hardly nonrishment
enough to keep her alive, but her mind
seemed brighter as the body failed, and at
last the vital powers began to rally slowly.
When her health was restored she stndied
algebra, geometry, philosophy and history.
A remarkable faculty was her ability to
read character, and this she did literally at
her fingers' ends. She was very thoughtful
of her friends and liked to aid the poor. At
the time of the famine in Ireland she
bought with money which she had earned
with her work a barrel of flour, which was
sent to the sufferers.
In the summer of 1852, when she was 23
years old, she undertook to make her per
manent home in her father's house in Han
over, but she became so homesick that at
last she was confined to her bed, and Dr.
Howe, who went to see her, found that she
ALMOST AT DEATH'S DOOB.
He had her brought back to the institution,
where in time she fully recovered her health.
During a subsequent visit to Hanover, in
1863, she was baptized and admitted to mem
bership in the Baptist Church, with which
her parents were connected.
Her death was cansed by erysipelas,
though she was sick for nearly a fortnight
before the disease took a fatal turn. The
facts of her life have been referred to by
theologians, philosophers and medical men
all over the world, and her physical and.
mental condition aroused the greatest inter
est until the hour of her death.
HIS SISTER'S WEDDING RING.
Tbo Son of nn Ex-Judge ot the Supreme
Court Taken a Valuable Present.
Harry Linn, a son of ex-Judge-Linn, of
the Supreme Court, called at police head-,
quarters at 1 o'clock this morning andasked
assistance to secure a 250 diamond ring
that belonged to his sister. He told the
story of the affair to the police authorities.
Her brother, C. B. Linn, has had some
trouble with his wife and she secured a di
vorce. Since that time he has been drink
ing heavilv, and the other day took the
wedding ring that had been presented to his
sister bv her intended husband, who died a
tew months ago. Her father telegraphed
him to obtain possession of the ring and to
meet C. B. Linn when he arrived. Their
home is in "Williamsport, and when the
Eastern train arrived at midnight Harry
Linn was at the depot and met his brother,
He wanted him to go home with him, but his
brother said he preferred to stop at
a hotel and registered at the St. James. He
left the ring in charge of the clerk, and then
pave Harry the slip. The latter reported
the matter to Officer Paisley, who instructed
the clerk not to deliver the ring to the man
who had presented it. He then went to
headquarters, and Special Detectives Cor
rigan and Hobinson were called and sent to
secure the ring.
Harry Linn seemed very anxious to pre
vent the arrest offcis brother, saying that his
onlv desire was .to obtain the stolen prop
erty. Mr. LintT is a resident of this city,
and is an engineer at the Fuel and Electric
Engine Company's works on Twenty-fifth
street. He lives at No. 376 "Webster a venae.
He says Jfe has been trying to secure a posi
tion foris brother in this city,
HARE OF THE SWAG WANTED.
Firemen After a Portion of the Foreign
Insurance Companies' Tax.
rtPECXUj TEIEOEJUI TO THI DISPATCH.l
Haebisbuko", May 24. A delegation of
the State Firemen's Association appeared
before the Governor to-day, in thehope of in
ducing him to approve the billallowlng
cities and boronghs a portion of the tax on
gross premiums collected by foreign in
surance companies in this State. This tax
is now 3 per cent, and has netted the Sta'te
between $300,000 and $400,000 a year. The
new revenue bill reduces the tax to 2 per
The Governor vetoed an act very iimilars
to the one which he is asked to sign by the
firemen, except that it indicated the purpose
to which the money derived from the tax
should be applied, namely, to aid disabled
Bremen. The present act (s not I o specific,
but it Is generally understood it hai the
mm object ia view.
THE GRANDEST YET.
Continued from First Page.
and cultivated house, all wished to please,
and, of course, nil drifted into the terse ex
pressive German comments and sayingsin
giving vent to their ideas of the evening,
the people and the place.
in the sudden closing of the stage door
leaving the brilliant audience and lights
behind, to step into semi-darkness and the
bare brick. oralis was certainly amazing,
and the sincrers while descendinz the rude
wooden steps, seemed to be coming back to
earth from a heaven of appreciation. .
A visit to the main dressing room was well
worth the time. It is a small, bare, pine
boarded place, ana last night lovely, smiling
Juch sat in the only 'chair, while about her
were Perotti and Fischer.
After an introduction that was certainly
pleasant and not formal, Juch said, m the
sweetest German imaginable:
"Won't you sit down T"
As the lady was occupying the only chair in
the room, there was oniy one graceful thine to
do, and that was done beautifully, to the almost
confusion of the prima donna the newspaper
man addressed, made a feint of sitting in the
lady's lap. This cansed a general laugh, and a
conversation ensued that was decidedly inter
esting, as follows:
Juch (In German) I like Pittsbnrg. and I
like Pittsburg newspapers, for they have been
kind to ns. xou have tio Idea how we love
praise and appreciation. It is our very life,
and without it all BcemS flat, stale and un
profitable. It Is wonderful, the audience we
have here to-night! And just then a tremend
ous shower ot applause showed tbo lovely
blonde speaker was right.
IN PEBFECT HABSIONT. '
"Well," said Fischer, also in German, "I am
pleased beyond measure with our reception
"And I," echoed the good-natured, handsome
Perotti, who was striding up and down the
small room, and now and then giving forth a
peal of melody (to see if ho were in tune), that
broke up the conversation for a moment, and
caused everyone to tell the lively gentleman he
had never sung better in his life.
At this moment Lehmann entered. She had
just finished probably the most trying duet of
the evening, with Kallsch; and Juch gracefully
gave her the single chair. Lehmann carried an,
immense bouquet, which she threw indiffer
ently upon the table. Juch picked it up, and
carelessly opened a note concealed among the
"Was 1st es?" ("What is it?") asked Leh
mann. "A note from Consul and it says,
'Steamer Elder, from Bremen.' "
"Isn't tbat nicer" said Lehmann, losing all
indifference. "I came with him from Bremen,
and it is so pleasant to hear from a friend in a
Come," said Imperious- Jnch. suddenly, to
Perotti. who was oblivions to . everything but
the perfect tone of his high C. "Come, Perotti;
Lehmann has scored, and you and I must win
our point," and they left, only to win on the
stage the "point"! Juch longed for.
Ana der Ohe, the brilliant piano player, then
came in with Louis Juch, and she had noth
ing but praise for Pittsburg.
"I have played," said she, "In greater balls
and to a larger audience, but to none I liked
better. You have such appreciation here, and
we poor people cannot play or sing without
praise. It is our very life."
"The contrast." said the brother of Jnch, "Is
splendid; every singer who steps from this dull
room to the stage seems to he transformed.
-They are anxious and almost nervous here for
lear tney win not De appreciated, but on tne
stage all is forgotten butthemnslc and the
Bo the conversation ran on, all interesting,
and showing a feeling and almost a fear of
failure tbat the public little suspects; else aa
audience wuuld not be so chary ot its encores,
or so indifferent in its applause.
Selections From Lohengrin, Tnnnhanser.
Die Walkcnro nnd Die Gotterdam
mernns A Grand Dno by Emma
Jnch nnd Jnle Perotti.
The heavy rainstorm just before the con
cert last night caused many auditors to be
late enough to miss the "Lohengrin" pre
lude and Miss Juch's singing of Elsa's
dream. Their disappointment maybe miti
gated by hearing the opinion of one most com
petent jndge, who was on time, that the high
tones of the divided violins were sadly lacking
in that crystalline purity upon which the most
characteristic effects of the prelude depend;
and that Miss Jnch did not sing the lovely
dream last night In anything like the admirable
style that has won her past triumphs In the role
The orchestra had warmed up to its work by
the time it reached the "Tannhauser" bac
chanalo (Paris version), that extraordinary
orgie of orchestration which Wagner paused In
his more serious work to write in order that
the Jockey (JluD men mignthave their precious
ballet, It they would come early enonzh
to see the first act which they did
not do. The succeeding duo between
Venus and Tannhauser was also immensely
expanded for that ill-fated Paris production; a
fact tbat last night's audience had no cause to
deplore, inasmuch as Mrs. Lehmann-Kallsch
took part in It Yes, and Paul Kallsch, too.
For the "Lllli-putlan tenor" as von Buelow
called him rather belled the title last night
developing an unlooked-for vocal power and
a very fervid delivery In his passionate apos
trophe to the queen of love. Airs. Lehmann
Kallsch proved herself the queen of song as
well. Not only in the fiery declamatory lines,
but equally in the sensuous, yearning, glowing
lyric passages in which this version abounds
(out of deference to the Parisian taste, no
doubt), she gave an altogether satisfying In
terpretation. The wondrousiv rich and poetic scene between
Bteglinde and Stegmund from the first act of
"Die Walknere" a scene that competes with
the bridal scene in "Lohengrin" for first place
among Wagner's love duets was intrusted to
Miss Juch and Mr. Perotti. The latter sang the
notes 'correctly, and his tremendous tenor
was distinctly audible throughout. He
sang with a Treat deal ot vigor and
vim, too. But Wagner put much into that
scene that Perotti could not and did not bring
out. Miss Juch seemed to make un
usual effort in producing the stronger
effects; the rehearsal of that awful
Ninth Symphony quartet in the afternoon may
have reacted unfavorably upon ber voice. She
sang, however, with much dramatic spirit in
narrating the story of the magic sword, and de
veloped great tenderness and intensity in the
subsequent amorons passages,
Mr. Emil Fischer's noble-toned voice (a bass
of unusual richness in the upper register as
well as below) and his manly, artistic and dig
nified, yet intense, style imparted great effect
iveness to Wolan's farewell from the same
portion 'of the Tetralogy, It was the best
thing he has done this week which
is saying much. Mr. SeidI, also,
succeeded in inspiring his players to a pitch
that made the roagio fire music a particularly
satisfying performance, though be did allow
the trombones to deliver the sonorous Siegjfied
motive so powenuuy as to completely urown
the sinuous, wavy figure of the violins repre
sentatives of the licking flames.
The same fault was noticeable in the hand
ling of the Walhalla motive in the incompara
bly majestio and heroic, tbongb somber f nneral
march from "Siegfried," which in most other
respects received one of the noblest interpreta
tions yet given by this orchestra, Mr.
Kalisch preceded the march with a
feeling and generally appropriate delivery
of Siegfried's last utterance. Mrs. Lehmann-Kallsch
closed the evening with a won
derfully noble, toncblng and heroic presenta
tion of the sublime scene wherein Mruenn
Mlde immolates herself upon the funeral pyre
of her deliverer and lover which Is at the same
time the knell of Walhalla whereon settles
down finally the twilight ol the gods.
In the single partly choral number, the
march from "Tannhauser," the chorus singers
did some of their best work, the sopranos
especially distinguishing themselves, though
the middle parts were quite inaudible in the
divided passages and the men's choir rather
shaky here and there. C. W. S.
PIST0LB AT TEN PACES.
Fatal Meeting Between Two Lovera In the
tSTECUI. TILW31UUC TO TBI DISPATCH.l
BlEMlNOHAM, Ala., May 24. George
"Wilson and James Bountree, yonng farmers
living near Brownsville, Madison county,
loved the same girl. They quarreled at
church last Sunday, but friends interfered,
"Let us settle it with pistols, at ten paces."
said "Wilson, and a dnel was agreed upon.
They met at sundown yesterday, at a seclud
ed spot in the woods.
At the first fire Bountree was slighly
wounded in the arm and "Wilson in the
body, but their honor was not satisfied. They
fired again, and "Wilson fell dead, the bullet
from Eonntree's pistol having passed
through .his neck and severed the spinal
cord. Bountree fled, and has not been cap
tured. .FA5T TIHF ani the possibility of in
JZ , Ii gating the speed of rail-
! UKa, n nw lUUJCGt o a lymVQJlUT C0-
tnbuttd by experts to the columns of to-mor-rouft
MA.Y- ' 25, 188&
A DAT OFBEETEOYEN
The last Evening's Programme of
the May Festival Devoted to
THE WORKS OF THE GREAT MASTER
Pittsbnrg Composers Bepresented by a
Couple of Numbers.
SCHILLER'S MAGNIFICENT ODE TO JOI
The May Festival popular matinee this
afternoon presents the following miscel
Haldigungs lUrsch Wagner
Cavatln, from "Robert leDIable," Meyerbeer
line. Terete Herbert-i'oerster. -Solo
for Violoncello, from Suite, Op. 3.. ..Herbert
a. Andante 1
6. Serenata Mr. Victor Herbert
c. Tarantella )
"Ual Costume," (for orchestra Bublnsteln
a. Oossacque and Busilenne,
o. JPasba et Alma.
e. Toreador and Andaluse.
Air, "IHaveLost MyEorrdlce" Qlnck
Miss Helene von Doenhoff.
Aria, "Celeste Alda,v from "Aids," Verdi
Blgnor Jnles- JferotU.
"Scenes Plttoresques, " ...Massenet
Andante from fifth symphony , Beethoven
Love song Ad.M. Foerster
Miss Agnes VogeL
Tarantella dl Bravura, for piano Liszt
Miss Adele Ans der Ohe.
Allegretto Scherzando from eighth sympthony....
Caratina, "Ernanl." Verdi
Signor Guiseppe Campanarl.
"Doris," a .Pastorale Ethelbert Nevln
Miss Agnes Vogel.
Wedding march, ' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' '
Wagner WTOte this "March of Homage" for
the coronation, in 1861, of his generous patron
Ludwig, King of Bavaria. Mr. Herbert, who
appears both as composer and 'cello player. Is
assistant conductor to Mr. SeldL an Irishman
and a grandson of Samnel Lover. Rubinstein's
"Bal Costume" has helped to get him called
'the most successful living composer of pan
tomimic dance music.'' Jnles Massenet is one
of the most successful composers of the pres
ent French school; his new opera "Esclara
inonde" created much enthusiasm In Paris the
other day. Beethoven's fifth symphony, in C
minor, ia probably the greatest work of its
class, ezcludingthe Choral Symphony because
of the voices. Both of the Beethoven move
ments are among the highest types ot their
kind. The two songs by
Messrs. Foerster and Nevin, are not intended
for brilliant display pieces; but each of them in
Its own way displays a melodic beauty and a
skillful orchestral treatment of which the town
need not be ashamed.
The final programme ot the festival Is de
voted exclusively to the works of
lAidwig von Beethoven.
(Born at Bonn, 1770; died at Vienna, 1827.)
The "Hallelujah" chorus from the oratorio.
"The Mount of Olives" (which appeared about
lb04) is too well known to need comment.
From Beethoven's only-opera, "Fidelio" (com
posed from 1805 to 1818), the first selection is
the overture, know as "Leonore, No. 3," which
was written for the revival of the opera some
years after its first production, and has in turn
been supplanted by a fonrth overture. Mrs.
Lehmann-Kallsch will sing the great dramatic
aria. "Abscheulicher" and, with Mr. Kallsch,
the rapturous duet In which Leonore and Mor
estan rejoice over the termination of his
sore trials and her self-sacrificing endeavors to
free him. The prisoner's chorus is a stirring
movement for male voices. From the superb
Incidental music written by Beethoven in 1809
for Goethe's drama "Egmont" (How strange
that Goethe himself did not like Heithnnna
setting!!, are taken the massive, heroic over
ture and the two important songs of Claerchen,
"Die Trommel Gernehret" and "Freudvoll und
Leidvoll." These will be sung by Miss Juch,
who, with Miss Von Doenhoff, Mr. Kallsch and
Mr. Fischer, will also assist in the ninth sym
phony finale, that most crucial of vocal compo
sitions. THE SECOND FAST
of the programme Is devoted to the Choral
Symphony (D minor; op. 125), last and great
est of the "Immortal Nine," which Is widely
held to be absolutely the- greatest musical
work ever written. Dr. Von Buelow, for in
stance, not long since gave it twice in succes
sion in a single evening, because, as he said, no
other work Is worthy of a place on the same
programme with itl That may have been
straining the point, but certain it is that the
first performance in Pittsbnrg of this colossal
work to-night constitntes, from a musical
standpoint, the most Important event of the en
tire local season. A few Sundays ago
Tub Dispatch gave a rather full
account of the circumstances attend
ant upon its composition, from tbe be
ginning of serious work upon it in 1817 to its
completion in September. 1823, in response to
the London Philharmomo Society's offer of
$250 for such a work though it was not for
warded to London until alter its brilliant pro
duction at Vienna, May 7, 1821. The following
analytical description of the Ninth Symphony,
is a compilation chiefly from Mr. George P.
Upton's admirable hand-book:
The Symphony is without introduction
proper. There is a sort of prologue, always pia
nissimo, which may be sketched out as follows:
Against the shimmering background of. the
second violins, and 'cellos, augmented by the
sustained tones of the horns, clarinets and
flutes, flash out those same notes, A ana x
XK BBOKEN PHRASES
by the violins, violas and contra basses. Then
the wind instruments come in one by one, and
at last, tn tremendous unison, the whole orches
tra sweeps into the principal subject in v
minor, which dominates the movement.
The great crescendo dies away, but the crash
is renewed again and again whenever the sub
ject of the theme Is reached. It is a Titanic
struggle, full of hopelessness and melancholy
and restless hurry; of incessant alterations of
feeling and moods which one may well fancy
to be a picture ot the composer's own extreme
emotions and sufferings lightened momentar
ily by isolated gleams of hope, as in this pas
sage: In tbe Scherzo there is a radical change from
gloom to gladness. A wild delight seizes us at
once with its first rhythms:
Goethe expresses the same feeling thus:
"The end I aim at ia not Joy;
I crave excitement, agonteIngblIss,"tc.
This grand chase, in which all the instru
meats ouceeMively join, 1 at last Interrupted
by the Trio, a simple melody of pastoral char-acter:
From the storm and conflict of the Allegro
and the hilarious merry-making of the Scherzo,
the Adagio changes to celestial rest and seren
ity, and Is among the noblest, purest and most
hymns of joy the great master has written. It
Is made up of two distinct subjects, alternately
developed. The first (Adagio molto e canta
blle), which for reposeful dignity and etherial
sweetness ia hardly excelled mall musical liter
ature, is taken by the quartet of strings, with
responses by the clarinets and horns, as follows:
With a change both of time and key. the sec
ond violins and violas In unison announce the
following lovely and gracerullyflowingmelodj:
The variations upon these two melodies at
last uruii; ua "o -"o ... .,....-. ,
in introducing tbe chorus, breaks loose from
all rule ana preceuenu
X CLAMOBOUS PBESTO
of the wind Instruments and drums bursts
forth, to be interrupted by the cellos ana con
tra basses in an expostulating recitative. The
dialogue is k&t up, with occasional hints of
the subjects of the former movements, until at
length a fresh motive appears as the theme
of the Finale, which is to be taken by the
The whole orchestra takes It in variations.
Beethoven has now carried the instruments to
the verge of possibility. The human voice
must come to his relief. A solo baritone de
claims the recitative: "O, brothers, these tones
no longer! Rather let us join to sing in cheer
ful measures, a song of joyf ulness." From this
goint on voices and instruments are joined in
chiller's great "Ode to Joy," the vocal part
being scored in seven numbers based upon the
above motive, the most Impressive of which Is
the fourth, the andante maestoso chorus.
"Millions, loving, I embrace you." It opens
with the male chorus in unison, answered by
full chorus and a quartet of soloists, until at
last voices and instruments are carried to the
very stars in a grand choral pseon of religious
fervor and devotion, C. W. S.
NOT ON THE PK0GEAMMB.
What a night was that.
It comes but once a year.
It was fashionable night.
Nothing succeeds like Juch.
Music comes high, but we must have it.
The festival will end in a blaze of glory.
Last bnt not least Saturday's programme.
Jusx think of it for Pittsburg ix thousand
Atrs dee Ohe praised Carl Better and his
TheeeIs music, and music Is was music
The soloists are wonderfully pleased with
The singers acknowledge they listen for and
Everything goes like clockwork, thanks
to Manager Locke.
A peotested note when the orchestra was
impaled on a fiat D.
One can't boom the festival too much, for it
deserves it all, and more.
The boxes fairly shone with diamonds, and
the orchestra with good looks.
Amatinie and an evening of song, then
adieu Juch. Excuse these tears.
No such audience ever gathered in Pittsburg;
no such dress, and in no snch numbers.
Bufeeb Lehmann was almost exhausted after
that duet, but the applause revived her.
The difference between a Wagner and a
musical evening was certainly appreciated.
The audience might not have been hand
somer than usual, but It was certainly larger.
How pleasant Juch did look last night. Do
the ladles know that handsome gown came
Lehmann says the place is ba,re and cheer
less. There actually wasn't a chair la the
The man who began to whistle "Wait Till
the Clou ds Roll By," was promptly fired. This
is a musical city.
Somebody told those pretty girls in the
audience how nice they looked, for they looked
as If they knew it.
Don't leave, please, until the concert Is over.
You may not appreciate music, but you dis
turb those who qo.
It was impossible for the music to shoot over
the beads of the audience, for the audience
reached to the celling.
The difference between a musical cranS'and
a musical critic. Is that the former appreciates,
while the latter depreciates.
It's bard to descend lrom an serial- flight in
the realms of melody, and strike the office
chair with a dull, sickening thud.
Acs deb Ohe talks like a house afire, and
when she runs out of German adjectives, drifts
into the prettiest French Imaginable.
Dak Silvus numbers every carriage, and
the young man with his girl mustn't forget our
efficient Dan when the carriage bowls up to
. Do those who get up and stumble out during
the last number know they are spoiling the en
joyment of thousands who know a good thing
when they hear It
When Juch sang ber part in the love duo,
how many men In the audience wanted to be
PerottlT Will they please stand upT Will every
man In the audience now please sit down.
He is a lucky man who gets behind the
scenes and talks to lovely Juch, handsome
Lehmann, vivacious Aus der Ohe, splendid
Foerster, or brilliant brunette Von Doenhoff.
Tei.Ii me not In melodious numbers, life is
but an empty dream, for even yet in sweetest
slumbers we with the festival would last all the
year around. (P. a The meter broke away
there from poesy to fact)
. JAIL DELIFERI FEUSTBATED.
A Plot Discovered Jnt In Time to Prevent
Its Being Carried Out.
IBFXCML TILIOBJLHTO TBS DISPATCH. 1
New York, May 24. "Warden Grimes,
of the Hudson County Penitentiary, on
Snake Hill, discovered a conspiracy for a
general jail delivery to-day. For a week
or more a dozen or so of the 220 prisoners In
the penitentiary had spent time in their
cells tbat they might have had in the corri
dor. This morning. when all the able-bodied
men were at work in the stone quarry, the
deputy warden and watchman searched all
tbe cells in the jail. In the first cell in
tier six they found a small knife blade that
bad been filed into a saw. In other cells
they found a key that would unlock cells
holding 35 men, braoes, bits, saws, files,etc.,
enough to stock a small store.
The six prisoners involved will be tried
for attempt to break jail.
A PBOTEbT FROM THE POPE.
He Reiterates His Charges Against the
Secular Government of Italy.
Eome, Hay 24. The Pope, in his allo
cution at the consistory to-day, protested
against Italian legislation hostile to the
charitable instltntions of the Catholic
Church. The proposal to erect a monument
in memory of Giordana Bruno, who was
burned as a heretic at the end of the six
teenth century, was denounced by the Pope
as an outrage upon religion.
Hit Holiness also referred to the recent
Catholio Congress!, holding tbat these
gatherings proved that the Soman, ques
tion is an international one.
The Cashier and Aselstaat Tefltt
Speculated, and Now the
INSTITUTION IS $100,WW 0UT.V
Patent Medicine the Rock on Which They
THE SHORTAGE MAI BE STILL LAEUBB,
Bat tie FresideBt Iamb Tbat Tttey WniTaJi
The Merchants' National Bank of KeW
Haven, is short a sum in the neighborhood
of 5100,000. Cashier Bradley and Assistant
Teller Palmer are responsible for the defi
ciency. The money is said to have been In
volved in a patent medicine speculation.
The men were prominent and popular is
church and social circles.
New Havest, May 24 A profound sen
sation was caused in this city this afternooa
when it was learned that there was a heavy
shortage in the accounts of the Merchants'
National Bank, which would probably
reaoh $100,000. The shortage was discov
ered by Bank Examiner Cooley in his ex
amination yesterday. John C. Bradley and
Charles "W. Palmer, cashier and assistant
teller, were soon learned to be the parties
responsible for the deficiency.
This card was issued this afternoon by
ex-Governor Bigelow, President of the Me
chanics' National Bank:
To the Public Certain irregularities
have been found in the bank, involving
cashier and assistant teller. There will
probably be a considerable loss to the bank,
which will not, however, impair its capital.
HOW IX "WAS DOHZ.
"It is not yet ascertained whether these
officers have been the beneficiaries of these
irregularities, but notes have been dis
counted which were not presented to the
Board of Directors for their approval, and
the loss on this class of paper cannot at this
moment be stated."
Mr. Bigelow subsequently said: "I do
not think the entire surplus ($100,000) will
be lost and hope that it will not exceed half
that amount, and "
Teller Palmer has made a full confession
of all the transactions, but this cannot be
obtained to-night Palmer is interested in
the manufacture of a patent medicine and
one story current is to the enect that he bor
rowed considerable money to extend his
business, and being unable to meet this pay
ment tided over by discounting notes for the
parties of whom he had borrowed money.
WOKSE THCT03 SUSPECTED.
This practice, it is stated, was discovered
by Cashier Branley, but Palmer induced
him to keep it quiet, promising to take up
the notes as fast as they became due. fail
ing to do this, other notes ware discounted
until the cashier and teller became deeply
involved and were compelled to keep quiet
for their own safety. The general opinion
to-night is that the affair is much worse
than the bank officials care to admit
Cashier Branley is spending the night in
the sheriff's office, and Palmer is at his own
home in charge of a deputy. Bradley is
about 60 years of age, and is very popular.
He was prominent in church circles, and
was also prominent in military circles. Pal
mer Is about 40 years old, and has been
with the bank nearly 20 years.
THE GOVERNOR HARD AT WORE.
His Hands Foil In Trying; to Make BotSI
rSPICUl TXLXGBAX TO TBI SISTATCH.!
HABBiSBTJa,May 24. Governor Beaver
to-day began to dispose of the hundred odd
appropriation bills commanding his atten
tion. He approved 21 to which there were
no objections because they either made ap
propriations to institutions entirely under
State control or involved small outlays.
The aggregate sum appropriated by them it
$1,400,500, and the following were among
the principal items: For the care of the in
digent insane in the lunatic hospitals for
the next two years, $800,000; soldiers' home
at Erie, $187,300; Danville State Lunatic
Hospital, $70,000; cottage hospitals in the
bituminous and semi-bituminous regions,
$50,000; protection and propagation of fish,
$27,500; Eastern Penitentiary,$50,000; "West
ern Penitentiary, $73,000; nautical school
ship, Philadelphia, $20,000; State Board of
Charities, $23,600; State Board of Agricul
ture, $20,000; State Board of Health,$10,000.
Before the adjournment ot the Legisla
ture the Governor approved 20 bills, appro
priating $308,042 38, and vetoed seven call
ing for $57,000. Thus far bills have become
laws appropriating $1,709,342, or one-eighth
the amount represented in all the acts passed
by the Legislature.
The Governor has taken no action on the
general appropriation bill, which has in it
many items to which he is opposed. The
bills which Governor Beaver intends to veto
because the appropriations exceed the es
timated revenues will be thrown aside until
those he intends approving are made laws.
Another batch of signed bills will be gives
A COUPLE OF SLACK EIES
Given br a Jndge in New York to a Bood-
ler In Canada.
New Yobk, May 24. John Keenan.who
is detained in Canada, got two black eyes In
the General Term of the Supreme Court to
day. Mr. Keenan has a suit against Clark
& O'Brien for an accounting of aqueduct
contracts, in which he olaims partnership
and a one-sixth interest. The order was for
a commission to take Keenan's testimony in
Canada. As the Court looked at the mat
ter, he is apparently absent because of the
indictments pending against him. Judgst
Van Brunt says:
"It is not a case of a plaintiff who cannot
come to testify, bat that of a plaintiff who
refuses to come to testify, and by his- ab
sence, in refusing to submit to the authority
of our courts. Such a plaintiff being a resi
dent of the State certainly cannot call upon
the facilities of the court to enable him to
continue to evade its authority."
Hamas of American Heroes
Is the title of a most magnificent work of
art, consisting of a number ot beautifully
engraved and colored leaflets, tied together
with a silk ribbon. This unique and costly
souvenir has been especially designed as a
Decoration Day souvenir tor Ksafmanns
and will be given gratis by them to-day to
all purchasers of $1 worth (or more) of mer
chandise. Late novelties in men's neckwear.
James H. Aiken- & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Homes of American Heroes
Is the title of a most magnificent work of
art, consisting of a number of beautifully
engraved and colored leaflets, tied together
with a silk ribbon. This unique and costly
souvenir has been especially designed as a
Decoration Day souvenir for Kaufmanns'
and will be given gratis by them to-day to
all purchasers of $1 worth (or more) of mer
chandise. Great Western Gnn Works removed to
706 Smithfield street.
Celebrated Baseball CossMaatles)
Will be presented with every boys' waist or
boys' pants at Kaufmann's to-day.
A LAND OF POVERTY SSSSSJ
Carpenter's illustrated article in to-norrovft
Dispatch, in which he detcrUm the lift oflM
masses in India.