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THE (JRAND FINALE,
,"A Big Crowd of Pleased People
Witness the Close of the
HJUCH WAS SORRY TO LEAVE,
fBut She Will Eeturn When the City
f- Has Other Concerts.
EKTTEE AND GITTINGS THAKKED.
The Festival Ii a Flnnnclnl Success The Net
Froceeds Estimated to be S12,000
Great Enthusiasm on the Last Msht
Orer 30,000 Fcople Attended Daring
tbe Week What Too DoenhotT Sara
Abont Her Lack of Opportunity Critical
The May Festival closed last night with
the performance of the seventh concert. It
is financially a success, and everybody
comes out on the safe side. Large audi
ences attended. The singers and musicians
leave for other cities.
The May Music Festival was; but, alas,
now it is not. The series of concerts have
become history; but the lovers of music are
satisfied. The sweet singers have packed
their grips and gone" to other cities; but the
melody they produced still lingers in the
There is a pathetic side to the parting,
for the people had learned to love the mu
sicians and artists during the short week,
and indeed the feeling of attachment was
mutual. They were just as loth to leave as
Pittsburgers were sorry to see them go.
"Oh, I don't want to go," said the lovely
Jnch, as she sat on a trunk and beat time
Mr. fictor Herbert.
on th floor with her pretty foot. "I am
sorry to leave this city so soon;" and she
voiced the sentiment of the entire company.
Herr Kalisch has been suffering all week
frointbftiiLeAi.i.'ijm, but even'he shrugged
his houlders at Ihe'thought of parting.
"Such nice people," he said,, in broken Ger
man. "I am not content; 1 feel badly, but
I have just taken a drop of Pittsburg
whisky, and it makes one forget the pain.
I was here two years ago, but I want to
come back soon again."
SORRY TO SEE THEM GO.
It was thus they talked beneath the stage,
while inside the audience was listening to
the music, pleased with their present sur
roundings, but saddened to think of the
void when these sweet singers are gone. To
gobacktothe humdrum of life and listen
to the silent music of the spheres is not the
pleasantest task on earth. To be rudely
awakened out of a pleasant dream and re
called lrom fancy to solid reality makes
one feel a sort of sinking sensation at the
heart, but it is always so in life.
Last night was the grand finale to the
May Festival. The evening was devoted to
Beethoven, and it was without doubt the
most enjoyable of the series. The sweet,
simple music of this great master pleased
the scientific lovers, and fairly took the
average mortals by storm. The'renditions
of " the orchestra were captivating and
Leader Seidl was loudly applauded. Lilli
Lehmann and her husband sang a duet that
they had to repeat before the applause sub
sided. The large crowd kept up tbe clatter
for iully ten minutes before they consented
to sing an encore. Seidl attempted to start
the orchestra; but
THE RACKET "WAS EESEWED,
and he sat down mad. When he made a
second attempt to proceed the hand
clapping was continued, but there were
some hisses from the body of the house.
Finally the leader left the room, and Lilli
and her husband appeared smiling and
bowing amid a terrific uproar.
The attendance last evening was up to
the average of other nights. There was not
an available seat in the auditorium after
the people were seated. During the inter
mission Rev. Richmond appeared on the
platform and made a speech. On behalf
of the chorus he thanked Carl Setter, the
leader, and presented Prof. J. H. Gittings
with a handsome silver tea set. Taking in
his hand the pretty tea pot, he hauded it to
ine rroiessor witn tne remark that he hoped
he would not use it as a "speak easy." The
present was made in recognition of his
services. To him much of the success of the
chorus can be attributed. He did all the
playing on the piano while they did tbe
Tbe series of concerts have been a great
success artistically and financially. Mana
ger Locke was busy last evening paying off
tbe hands about the building.
J. A. Seanor, the head usher, and Fred
Green, Cliff Wilson and J. "W. Fullwood,
the ciever doorkeepers, deserve great credit
for the manner in which they handled the
Manager Locke stated that he would not
be able to make known the exact receipts
before to-morrow, but that they had come
out on the safe side. He would not give
the reporters any more definite information,
much as they wished it.
"We are away ahead," said young Juch
in his enthusiastic way, and he is about
Prof. Gittings estimated that the net
profits for the week will be between $7,000
and $8,000. Others believe not less than
$12,000 were made. In all truth the
seating capacity of the hall was
not more than 4,500 and about 30,000
people attended the concerts. It cost $13,
500 to bring the singers and musicians here,
and adding to this tbe hotel bills and car
riage hire the amount will be swelled to
515,000. The balance of the expenses will
probably be $10,000, making altogether
$25,000 as the actual cost to produce the
festival. The net proceeds will run between
$35,000 and $40,000. The Exposition So
ciety receive 5 per cent Pittsburgers are
iwithtbo successor the entertainments in
every sense The desire is almost universal
to have the concerts repeated next vcar,
and Juch and Leitmann, Perotti and the
other singers would be glad to come back to
the city. Everybody is satisfied and feels
that the city has scored a great success.
Now that the festival is over, some of the
railroads complain of losing money during
the week. A numberof people came in
from the surrounding towns, but
the crowd was not large" enough
to make up for tbe liberal
rates offered by the roads. The reg
ular passengers who never went near the
Exposition building took advantage of the
excursion rates.' It is a fact that the two
cities have practically supported the May
concerts. It shows that the people here
appreciate good music -and are willing to
pay for it.
Manager Locke, with part of the orches
tra and all of the singers except Lillie
Lehmann, Paul Kalisch and Anton Siedl,
COpeopleJn all, will leave for Indianapolis
this morning in a special train over the
Pittsburg and "Western road. Mr. Sevmour
Locke, who has done the hard work con
nected with the festival, will remain here a
few days to settle up the affairs, and then
return to New York.
The temporary woodwork will soon be
torn down, and the Exposition building
pnshed to completion. The High School
wiil hold its commencement in June, and
an effort is being made to seenre the build
ing, but nothing definite has been decided.
YON DOENHOFF MAD.
The Sweet Singer Snys She Wm Given
No Sonet to Show Her Yolco nt It
Best A Great Matinee and Somo
of It Chief Incident.
The last matinee of the last day of the
only and memorable May Festival opened
just as brightly,beautifully and successfully
as cach,and all the rest
Somehow a matinee seems to offer induce
ments to the stately matron, the pretty girl,
and the lovely child, that even a brilliant
night performance cannot set forth, and, at
yesterday's, the audience was distinguished
by the presence of women, and perhaps the
absence of men.
While the rippling notes of Foster's
"Suanee Kiver" thrilled through the house,
the vast audience almost ceased to breathe,
in a iov that was almost painful, though at
I its finish Juch herself complained that a
response from the audience seemed lacking.
Jnst before appearing in her number,
handsome, black-eyed Helene von Doen
hoff was found
IK THE DRESSING BOOK,
looking anxiously over the score of a song
she was soon to bestow upon n delighted
house. Ladies may not believe it; but
p actually there is not even a hand-mirror in
tne dressing room, and now tne soloists
managed to look so perfect only the
chaperon can say.
Von Doenhoff was in a lively mood, and
chattered about herself in a way that was
frank and charming.
"I am dissatisfied," said she, "with my
part. Here Locke has kept me in the back
ground, when Iwautedtoshowyou delightful
Pitt-burgers what I can do. He gives me
nothing to sing but a flat, even score of A
to G and G back to A.
"I almost cry when I step before such a
splendid house (and a cold honse I must
say, though I could warm it if I had the
KNOWLEDGE AND DESIRE.
"Well, do you know, when I sing these
flat scores, I can see and feel the house ex
pects something from me. They know I
can sing, but not once have I had a chance
to do my best."
Here the fiery lady shook her black bangs
in a way that foreboded all sorts of dire
things to Locke if he doesn't mend his
ways and give the singer a chance for fame
As to the audience, it is certainly a pleas
ant thing that so many and such good peo
ple can turn out day by day to hear even so
greatamusicalvenl-as.tbift and jt augurs
well, indeed, for the success of the greater
events that are bound to follow this event in
Pittsburg musical circles.
Miss Agnes Vogel, who is such an unmis
takable favorite among many of Pittsburg's
music admirers, sang delightfully Ethelbert
Kevin's pastorale, "Doris," at the matinee,
and was awarded plaudits enongh for sev
eral encores. Taken altogether, it was
such a matinee as the people couldn't help
THE IAST CONCERTS.
A Very Fopalar Matinee Victor Herbert
Appears In Sevrral Character The
FcstlTal Conclude With nn
Evening of Beethoven.
The Saturday matinee was explicitly as
"popular." Perhaps it was for fear they
might be keeping too close an ideal festival
standard that tbe management Interpolated in
the programme Stephen C. Foster's "Old Folks
at Home," a melody as pure and chaste
as one could wish, if only it were not
conpled with such an unfestival like
subject and associations. The audience seemed
to realize the incongruity, for the customary
applause upon recognizing the tnne in the pre
lude and upon tbe ending of the first verse was
conspicuously absent However, Miss Juch's
delightfully natural and unaffected ballad
style won an encore, to whicb sbe responded
with a fresh, spontaneous melody by Sebastian
B. Schlesinger. entitled "A Valentine."
Mr. Victor Herbert rather "ran things" all
through the matinee, appearing as composer,
conductor, 'cello soloist, and accompanist, all
In one afternoon, and all was well done. The
three movements that he played from his
own violoncello suite, op. 3 Bhowea
him to be an executant of no
nttie skin ana musicianly style.
The composition is in the lighter vein, unless
perhaps in tbe andante where a lovely" Jleister
smger" subject is gracefully and effectively
treated: the serenade theme strongly suggests
a familiar serenata by Jlo'zkowski, but the
writing is clever and captivating, for all that.
Miss Helene von Doenhoff. the contralto, had
her first good opportunity of the week in
GlucVs well-known air, "I Have Lost My
Eurydlce."- While not quite up to the mark
ol this standard piece? she showed a good
voice and an
EARNEST, ARTISTIC INTENTION
Much tbe best thing that Mr. Perotti has
done here aside from the "Di quella Plri."
which is meant to be snouted was his singing
of "Celeste Aida." He gave the first hint of a
jnesza t!oc. sang :with considerable finish and
made a delicate portimenlo or two; well merit
ing the encore ho responded to with
the "Trovatore" high C. Mr. Campanan
sang, with his accustomed vocal
and artistic duality, the "Ernanl" cavatina.
Mrs. Herbert-Foerstcr worked hard to do her
best with the oft-heard "Robert, toi que
j'aime," and succeeding in giving a broader
and more fluent rendition than were her pre
vious efforts. Conductor Seidl and his merne
men had a rollicking time with Rubinstein's
beautifully gorgeous "Bal Costume," which
was Immensely effective. Massenet's "Scenes
Fittoresqaes" were not remarkably strong per
formances. The wonderful andante from
Beethoven's great "Fate" symphony (the fifth)
and tbe deliciously naive allegretto scherzando
from the irresistible eighth were played con
amore, the former somewhat more clearly than
Miss Ans der Ohe earned a paragraph all to
herself for her marvelously brilliant perform
ance of Liszt's seldom-played "Tarantella di
Bravura" a show-Diece of the utmost iim.
culty. She received an almost unparalleled
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an orchestra is present and alter repeatedly
uuwinp jer acknowledgments played most
capriuouuy ana ueuguuuuy a mazourka br
Miss Agnes Vogel, the only local soloist, was
very warmly welcomed as she came out to sine
tbe two local compositions, neither pi which
call for extended re lew. Mr. Foerster's "Love
Song" is a dramatically constructed piece, dec
lamatory rather than lyric, and ac
companied with a particularly rich
and effective orchestration. Miss Vogel sang
it admirably In all respects. Mr. Kevin's "D
o, a i MwiAic, ouuenru uy coming wheun
everyone was tired ont and by being sung mucir I
I f ul, though non-original, melody, whichthe
wvDiuHia me earner verses, iium n vnJa.
composer preserves tnrougnout witty-just
enough change to realize In f
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the varying sentiment of the vers; while the
ever dainty and muslclanly scoring lends a
poetic charm and a greater pictxresqneness to
the composition. In last evening's concert, de
voted exclusively to Beethoven's works, tbe
festival stood on its properilane, both as to
selections and as to performance.
chief xSSnTrS"fS .U1M"K
able work in all it was called upon to do. This
included the familiar "Hallelujah" from the
"Mount of Olives;" the prisoners chorus
from "Fidelio," In which the male
voices (after they were fairly started)
saTig smoothly and effectively: and
the tremendous finale to the Ninth Symphony.
The latter brought out much the best chorus
singing of tbe week; the singers had rehearsed
it more than anything else, they were
by this time better accustomed to
Mr. Seidl's conducting, and the enor
mous difficulty of the score seemed
to put them on their mettle. There were not a
few blemishes that might be pointed out, simi
lar to those that have marred the chorus
work in former concerts; but the
good points overbalanced them. The
men gave a strong delivery of the noble unison
passage. "O, embrace now, all ye millions," and
the women joined them to make the final
chorus a splendid performance, massive and
sonorous in tone and full of the most fervid
enthusiasm, m C, W. S.
THE MUSIC W01U.D.
Obstacle In iho Way of Appreciating
Wagner Ethelbert Kevin on Klbcl
nngea Myitis A Testimonial
When the National Opera Company last
season gave Pittsburg its first complete per
formances of any of Richard Wagner's
operatic works, a vast deal of discussion was
started among the people; did they like it or
did they not? It is safe to say that the
great majority were then in the affirmative.
And the reasons are not far to seek: First, the
music was so conpled with dramatic action and
stage effect as to be vastly more intelligible to
the unlearned auditor; and, second, the two
operas given were "Tannhauser" and'Logen
grin," in both of which remain very many
rharaetfirlRtlna rtf thft nlilar fiMinnl nf nnorn
with which the eeneral public has long Wn
What is the popular impression of Wagner's
music now, after hearing so much of it at tbe
May Festival? It is certainly much less
strongly for Wagner than before, if, indeed,
it be not rather against him. Nor are
tbe reasons of this hard to find; they
are just the converse of those that oper
ated before. In concert performance only the
music is present only a single oneof the varied
elements that Wagner so tenaciously Insisted
upon as being each indispensable- to the ideas
and effects be purposed. This Inseparable
union of music with tbe other arts has been
achlored by no other composer so successfully
as by Wagner nor in any of his earlier works
is that equal nnion of all these elements so es
sential as in those written after "LoheDgrin."
"Tristan und Isolde," the four parts of the
therefore, of a kind of dramatio comnosition
luciuiigonxwuB- ana-arsuar'aro examples.
that is in large part entirely strange and unfa
miliar to all but a few of the people present at
the festival nerfnrmanftM- Fnrrhpr. thniirh
the leading soloists were eminent sing
ers, they sang a language that the
people do not understand: and. though
Seidl is among tbe greatest of Wagnerian con
ductors and had an exceptionally large and ef
ficient roll of players, even he and they could
not possibly attain in a few hurried rehearsals
the balance of tone and the finished phrasing
in all the instruments which is necessary to
make Wagner's elaborate scores clear and
It is small wonder that so many auditors re
ceived an unfavorable impression.
Tbe chief of these obstacles in the way of ap
preciating Wagner's later works is, of course,
the general lack of knowledge both of the le
gendary subject-matter and of the completely
novel mode of treatment. The same thing
has been felt in New York and Bos
ton in connection with the perform
ances of the great German Opera Company,
whose conductor and several leading soloists
we have jnst been hearing. The consequence
has been the rise of Wagnerian lecturers,
among whom Mr. Walter Damrosch, the young
and talented assistant conductor of the Ger
man Opera, has been the most conspicuously
successful. His lectures on Wagner and his
works have been extraordinarily fashionable
and what Is much better exceedingly us'ef ul,
from a musical standpoint.
It is a pleasure to announce that Mr. Ethel
bert Ncvln, now home on a two weeks' visit,
has undertaken to repeat here the series of
four "Nlbelungen" lectures that he recently
gave in Boston with such snecess that a repeti
tion there has already been arranged. During
the presenfweek he will give the scries at the
residence of his father. Colonel R. P. Nevln, in
Sewicklev; next week he will repeat the lec
tures in this city.
The scope of these talks includes ageneral
view of the Nibelnngen myths and Wagner's
literary treatment of them, together with a
detailed acconnt of the manner in which
Wagner has woven his wonderful web of IciU
mollven, each characteristic of a single
persjnage or idea and continuously ac
companying that person or Idea through
out tne entire series of music-dramas.
"Mr. Kevin's competence to handle the subject,
Jnst now agitating so many people, and his per
sonal popularity in his native town should
combine to make this new venture as suc
cessful and useful in Pittsburg as It has been
The testimonial concert, tendered Mr. Will
lam Ouenther next Friday evening at Old City
Hall, offers an exceptionally rich and varied
programme. Mrs. J. Sharp McDonald and Mr.
Harry B. Brockett (bis first appearance since
returning from his German studies) will sing
attractive solos; Mr. Guenther and his
daughter. Miss Augusta Guenther, will con
tribute flute selections: while a chorus of two.
score voices, led by Mr. J. P. McCollnm, and a
professional orchestra of the same number,
led by Mr. John Gernert, will occupy the re
mainder of the evening with interesting com
positionsIncluding a new orchestral inarch
by Mr. Guenther himself. Messrs. Charles
Gernert and John Pritchard will be the accom
panists, c. W. S.
FINE ELECTRIC LIGHTING
A rioticenble Feainro of the Mny Mnslc
The admirable lighting arrangements of
the vast music hall elicited general com
mendation from all who attended the May
Festival. It is a matter for local pride to
know that the entire equipment was made
here, the work of a Pittsburg firm. Nothing
added more to the pleasure and comfort of
the thonsands who sat night after night
listening to the fine music than the strong,
pleasant light given by the hundreds of in
candescent and arc lamps. There was no
glare, yet the light was so even and clear
that every portion of the building was in
easy view, from one end to the other.
It is astonishing, bnt nevertheless true,
that the great amount of work required to
put the wires in the building and to trrouri
and arrange the 1,000 lamps composing the
plant in appropriate and proper positions
was done in two weeks tiniel
The performance is a great one and conld
not have been achieved but lor unflagging
attention and energy. And it is an addi
tional feather jn the caps of the contractors
that despite the hurry incidental to such
quick work the lamps were placed so satis
factorily. Fourteen days after work was begun on
the wiring of the hall the completed plant
was installed in the building ready for use,
and in such excellent shape as reflected the
greatest credit upon the skill and ability of
The Keystone Construction Company, who
did the work. This company has its office
at No. 93 Fifth aye., the Schmidt building,
Mr. E. H. Wells, General Manager, being
in charge. The Keystone Construc
tion Company is . the oldest of
the authorized construction companies
using tne .v estmgnouse system. The firm
was originally Blaxter & Spicer. The Key
stone Construction Company has made it
self a reputation for prompt and efficient
service, and can point to many excellent
pieces of electrical engineering in Alle
gheny county. It was this firm which
wired the Westinghouse building. Ninth
st. and Penn avc, this city, and which is
at present installing the electric light plant
in the building of the Fidelity Trust Com
pany, on Fonrth avenue.
The Keystone Construction Company has
upon many occasions shown itself to be the
best reliance of firms needing good work
transacted with great dispatch. Any con
tract fo"r electrical engineering placed with
them wiil receive the, promptest attention,
and .will command the highest skill in its
?aibjIount awnings at Mamauz &
on s, ssi and asu enn ave.
Don! forget picnic at McKee's Books
grove on Decoration Day.
Bargain la Rammer Bilks.
See the line of check and striped surahs
we ate showing at 75c a yard; 25 choice
stvles, latest colors, worth and formerly sold
for $1. ' Hugus & Hacke.
Best $1 per dozen cabinets in this State
at Elite Gallery, 516 Market street. Au
frecht, proprietor. Bring the children.
A BRUTAL OUTRAGE.
Three American Ladies, Traveling in
Europe, Secure a Sample of
PKENCH POLITENESS AS IT IS.
They Have a Little MJinnderstanding TYitli
a Dressmaker in. Kice,
SHE FOLLOWS THEH ON TO JIENTOSE,
Has Them Arrested, Jailed Awhile aid Hade to Fay
a Big Bill of Costs.
Secretary Blaine has been called upon to
call down the French government. Three
New York society ladies of wealth and on
pleasure bent were arrested in Hentone for
failure to pay a dressmaker's bill in Nice,
and confined for two hours in a damp cell in
a "nasty jail," awaiting liberation at the
intercession of toe American consul. One
of the ladies has written a long account of
the affair, which she insists is a "brutal
rSFSCUI. TELEOEAU TO TBS BISPATC1I.1
Philadelphia, May 25. There will be
laid before the State Department at Wash
ington, on Monday, the details of an out
rage on three New York ladies traveling in
France, which for brutality exceeds any yet
perpetrated on American tourists. The
ladies, Mrs. A. Ii. Dorr, Miss Fanny Van
Nostrand and Miss Nannie Marvin ordered
some garments from a dressmaker at
Nice, to be delivered at a certain time.
The dressmaker failed to keep her agree
ment,and the ladies went to Mentone without
receiving or paying for the garments. That
night they were arrested at their hotel,
taken to the station house, forced into a
cell and confined there for several hours.
The French police were brutal in making
the arrest, and the ontrage was perpetrated
withont either regard (or sex, the advanced
age of Mrs. Dorr, or the unquestionable in
dications that the ladies were well supplied
with money and of the most respectable
class of American tourists.
WHO THE LADIES AEE.
The families of these ladies are well
known in New York, Philadelphia and
Boston. Mrs. Dorr is the widow of Horatio
Dorr, who was for 25 years Secretary of the
Atlantic Fire Insurance Company of New
York, and afterward head of tbe insurance
firm of H. & J. V. N. Dorr &
Co., Cedar street and Broadway, New
York. Miss Van Nostrand, who is
a niece of Mrs. Dorr, is a daughter of the
late John James Van Nostrand, one of
Brooklyn's wealthiest citizens, whose death
was recorded about two months ago. Mr.
Van Nostrand was well known in New
York business circles, having long been the
head of the wholesale grocery house of J. &
H. Van Nostrand & Co. Miss Marvin,
who is Mrs. Van Nostrand's niece, is a
daughter of the late Dr. George Marvin.
The ladies sailed for Europe on April 10,
intending to make a hurried trip through
France to Genoa, where they were to rest
until tbe latter part of July before going to
Paris and London. It is probable these
plans will be interfered with by proceed
ings which the United States Government is
expected to institute to redress, their wrongs
by the French police.
THE DETAILS OF THE OUTRAGE
have just reached this country in a state
ment made by Mrs. Dorr, which, will be
filed at the State Department next week.
In her statement, under date of Mentone,
May 3, Mrs. Dorr says:
On Tuesday we arrived in Nice, and desiring
a dress for Miss Marvin, applied at the estab
lishment of Madame Gourrien, under the Cos
mopolitan Hotel, where we were stopping.
Our purpose was to procure a ready-made gar
ment, as we intended to remain only until
Thursday morning at Nice. Madame Gour
rien bad nothing suitable ready-made, 'and
proposed to make one, answering to our objec
tions as to our limited time, that if ne wonld
remain at Nice until Friday morning a dress
would be completed by 10 a. Jr. To this we
agreed. Madame Gourrien then stated it would
be equally easy for her to complete two dresses,
so Miss VanNostrand ordered, one for herself,
and a jacket. The stipulation was distinctly
made that the garments were to fit the young
ladies to their entire satisfaction, and to be de
livered on Friday by 10 A. Jr.
ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE.
On Thursday afternoon the young ladles
went to Madame Gourrien's to have the dresses
tried on. Seeing that the garments were far
from finished. Miss Van Nostrand said: "How
are you going to finish these by 10 A. Sl.to-mor-rowt"
The reply was: "Tho joung ladies
who sew for us must sit up all night." Miss
Van Nostrand replied; "Rather than allow
that we will remain nntil- the afternoon train
Friday, but we must certainly have the dresses
by 3 P. M." To this the dressmaker gladly
Eromised that the dresses wonld bo at the
At 3 o'clock Friday the dressmaker's mes
senger was announced with the garments.
Miss Van Nostrand went down, and the man
who brought the box said the bill must be paid
before the dox could be carried up stairs. Be
ing in a great hurry, Miss Van Nostrand paid
tho bill, amounting to 510 francs, and directed
the man to carry the box to our apart
ments. To this the man demurred, sayinc the
hotel porter would carry the box upstairs,
but Miss Van Nostrand insisted, and delayed
Madame Gourrien's messenger in our apart
ments until 3he opened the box. Miss Van
Nostrand found tbatthe box contained only a
skirt -no waist or none of the second dress ror
which she had paid. She at once replaced the
skirt in the box and demanded her money,
which after some hesitation on the man's part
was returned. She gave him back the receipt,
and told him to take the box back to Madame
LITTLE TIME TO SARE.
It was 4.35 p. m., and we had beeiCnotifled we
must leave at i 40. Iniive minutes the box was
brought back from the dressmaker's with the
dresses, alleged to be completed. Onr trunks
had been closed, and one was being carried
down stairs. We had to hurry after it, and re
fused to accept the dresses, Madame Gour
rien's recresentatlvofolloweil us to the railroad
station, but we told him it was too late to ne
gotiate there, telling him "if they choose to
send the goods to our binkerat Genoa, free of
duty, the bill would be paid."
lhavo been particular in stating tbe above,
on account of the outrageous sequel. We
came to Slentone and occupied our apartments
at the Hotel de Mentone. After dinnei while
we were in the reading roonuwe were informed
that some one desired to see us. On going out
we found a rough-looking Frenchman with a
piece of paper in his hand. iSe informed us
that he was ordered to arrest us all. Be reada
ucbuiuuouoi our nersons trom the paper,
but had only one- of our names, that
ui anas van- iostraa. expostulation was
useless, but the hotel keeper, saying it would
only be a matter of form, accompanied us to
the bureau. The same person who arrested us,
with two or throe auxiliaries, accompanied us
to a miserable building, in a room oi which,
seated by a table, he assumed tho magisterial
office, asked our names, and demanded every
thing from our pockets, even our handker
chiefs and gloves.
ALL LOCKED TJP IN A CELL.
We sent for the American Consul, who ar
rived with his secretary. The Consul was a
Frenchman and the 'secretary, his brother-in-law,
an Italian. " They said all they could, but
the man who arrested us decided nothing
would do but we must all go to a cell,
where wo were locked-up. The cell was a
regular dungeon, a grated window high in the
wall, a smaller one fn the door, alon" the side
a slanting wooden shelf about six feet wide
leaving only standing room on the floor. It
was a damp, filthy, evil-smelling place.
Our feelings may well be Imagined. The
Consul, his secretory and the hotel keeper did
all they could, brought us mattresses, pillows,
etc. They then locked us up. and we had the
pleasing consciousness that there were two sen
tinels patrolling tho.corndor, who occasionally
looked in the grating in the door. Tho Consul
left us, promising to telegraph, at once to Nice
and procure permission for our release under
surveillance at our rooms in the hotel At
about 1 o'clock in the morning, after two hours
and more in that pest hole, wo were released
under police surveilance, taken to onr rooms at
the hotel, where we were locked In, the police
man keeping guard at the door, with the free
dom of looking in at us at his pleasure.
A ONE-SIDED TBIAL.
The next morning, at 630. we were called uA
ordered to preparo to go at once to the hduse of
SUNDAY, 2A.Y 26,
the Commissary of Police. Miss Van Nostrand
refused to go unless we had the protection of
the Consul. At 7.45 Miss Van Nostrand was
told she must go at once to the Commissary.
"" ue met tne costuiner, jiaoame uour
rien, and her hujbnd, also the Knglish-speak-ing
saleswoman wh had translated our order
t0 Madame Gourrien in her establishment.
All of these gavo positively false testimony
about the transaction.
ThaCommlssary's decision maybe imagined.
The French authorities at Nice has tele
graphed: "Miss Van Nostrand and party can
be released upon payment of the bill; other
wise they must remain in durance, not in tho
hotel, but in the prison." Tbe Commissary de
cided against us giving Miss Van Nostrand five
minutes to decide between paying the entire
ml,, with costs, or go back to the dungeon. Of
coarse we paid, and as the matter now stands
we have been put in prison, insulted beyond
expression, compelled to pay over $100 for gar
ments which have not been delivered to us,and
kla the Ilaine oi tne Frenclrtaw.
VJ?,advlce ot the Consul at Mentone- we went
V,? Ica 51 once a1"1 la'd tho matter before Mr.
Albert Hathaway, tho American Consul at
that place. Mr. Hathaway expressed himself as
VERY MUCH SHOCKED
that snch an outrage could be perpetrated,
but did not see clearly what could be done In
retaliation. The American Consul at Mentone,
Monsieur A. Clericy, advised us to enter pro
ceedings at once for damages for false lmpris
onment. Other American tourists who beard
ofopr treatment declare that the interests of
all Americans abroad demand the publication
of these facts and the notification ot the
French authorities, either by our Minister at
Paris or by our State Department, that such
an outrage can not be inflicted with impunity
I have described everything, quite absolutely
without exaggeration. The arrest was con
ducted in a manner which would have been
brutal had the supposed offenders been felons
of the lowest character. It was dark and rain
ing, but we were hurried through the streets
without time to raise our umbrellas, a guard
preceding and following us. We wero ordered
to stand during tho examination, tbe official
who had arrested us, and who turned out to be
the secretary of the Commissary of Police,
being seated on tho tablo with his bat on,
puffing cigar smoke in onr faces, while he ex
amined the contents of our pockets as we pro
They first showed me a small dungeon, so
close and fonl that I protested that I could not
go in there for a moment. I was quite upset
and resisted, when a tall roan in official dress
took me by the arm and tried to force me in.
Some of the other men objected anil we were
all put In the cell described above.
Mr. Gardner Van Nostrand, nephew of
Mrs. Dorr and brother of Miss Van Nos
trand. a well known resident of Newbnrir.
N. Y., has been in communication with Sec
retary Blaine in this matter and has an ap
pointment to lay all the facts before the
Secretary of State next week.
A EEMAEKABLE WILL.
The Last Testament ' of a Monomaniac
Miser to be Contested in Court
Quito a Respectable For
tune Involved A .Very
Qncer Citizen. .
tEFZCIAL TXLXOKAX TO THE DI8FATCII.1
Cleveland, May 25. A peculiar mono
maniac named Thomas Smith, "Crazy
Smith," as he was popularly known, died
some months since in the Northern Ohio
Lunatic Asylum, and left the most peculiar
will that probably ever went on record. r It
provides that none oi his estate, which
amounts to about $130,000, shall be dis
tributed so long as any of his numerous
children live. Late yesterday afternoon
suit was brought in the 'Common Pleas
Court here by Mrs. Emilv Kennedy, one of
his daughters, who resides in this county, in
connection with George Hall, a grandchild,
and several other heirs residing in Monroe
county, Missouri, against James Wade, ex
ecutor of this singular will, attempting to
break it( and distribute the property to the
Smith was essentially a miser, very shrewd
and careful in his investments. He knew
exactly how much trdollar at componnd in
terest would amount to at long periods, and
was very desirous of having his money left
all together till it assumed gigantic propor
tions. His investments, which are scattered
largely throughout the West, were -very
shrewdly made, and are all paying hand
some dividends Smith's eccentricities
were well known. He often walked for
miles to save 5 or 10 cents. In his will he
left Mrs. Kennedy, one ot the plaintiffs in
the case, a life annuity of $200.
Jn the trial of the case some most interest
ing law points will he raised. Among them
it willl be shown that, while Smith was sane
in many respects, he was crazy on the exact
points covered in the making of tbe wiil,
and that the will is the result of his insani
ty. In his palmy days Smith used to travel
about the country much in the aspect of a
tramp,-often begging his bread, but always
on the lookout tor good investments, and
ever ready to make a dollar by shaving notes
or any other means within his power. His
mind became unbalanced because of his pe
culiarity. His heirs are scattered in va
rious parts of the country and are poor.
0YKR THE BLUFi)'.
How n Glasablowcr nnd a Beer Keg Took
a Fnll From High Up.
Thomas Trainer, a glassblower, bought a
keg of beer yesterday, and shouldering it,
started home. When near Gist street, en
route to the stairs down the bluff at Seneca
street, he staggered to near the bluff and
went over, ke and all.
When found, a few moments after by an
officer, he, was sitting away down the hill,
his arms clasped around the keg. Strange
to say, he was not hurt, more than a few
bruises. The bluff at this point is very
steep and high, but tbe miraculous escapes
of a drunken man are proverbial.
Thomas and the keg were captured and
landed at the Central, and before he and
his companions can enjoy the beverage he
will have to hold a little interview with the
judge for carrying some beer that wasn't in
TYEAfilKG A STOLEN CROWN.
EI'.e Leonard In JplI for Borrowing Mil
linery by Strategy.
Elsie Leonard was arrested yesterday on
a charge of larceny preferred by Mrs. L. F.
Kraeling, who keeps a millinery store at
No. 4 Wylie avenue. The prosecutrix
alleges Miss Leonard walked into her store
when nobody but a boy was there and took
a hat valued at $3, for which she refused to
She was arrested with the hat on her
head, and was placed in jail for a hearing
to-morrow before Alderman McMasters.
A Black Sheep Protected.
A lively row occurred on Sixteenth street
last night, caused by one 'man calling an
other a "black sheep." A crowd collected
and a fight was expected when Officer Boach
collared the principals, Patrick McDonald
anu James Helly. Two ot their mends,
William Foley and William Bobinson, in
terrered and were plaeed under arrest. The
quartette were sent to the Twelfth ward
station house in the patrol wagon.
Something New In tho Clothing World
Are electric blue suits. Heretofore these
fine and exclusive garments could be pro
cured only from merchant tailors at $35 to
$45. To-morrow, however, Kaufmanns' will
place on sale 350 of these suits, ready, to put
on, made from the very finest electric blue
cloths, silk faced and bonnd edges, and equal
in every respect to the best custom work.
They will be sold at from one-third to one
half what they wonld cost you made to order.
Kaufmanns' is the only place in Pittsburg
where you can get them.
IGne Not, Well I Gness Not.
"After getting -married everything goes
along swimmingly between husband and
wife until he asks "her to repair his clothes,
which causes her to remark, ".Well, I guess
not, I eueSs not." AVhv not take them to
'Dickson, the Tailor,,, of 65 Fifth ave., cor.
wooa st., second noor, wno will make tnem
look like new at a trifle? Telephone 1558.
' Choose Yourself,
Get Philip Best's, now Pabst Brewing
Co.'s Export, Bohemian, Bavarian and Se
Address, Yonngstown, O.
THE CLASP OF DEATH
Which is Being Prepared at Auburn,
N. Y., for Joseph Kemmler,
DOOMED TO DIB BY ELECTRICITY.
What the Apparatus is and How It Will lie
Applied to the Yictim.
A CflAIE AS FATAL A8 THE GALLOWS,
That Is Eipeeted to Da Its Work Ewiftly, Fainlesly
Preparations are going forward at Au
burn, N. Y., for putting Joseph Kemmler
to death by electricity. The apparatus has
been contrived most scientifically and is
expected to do its work in the same way.
The man will die in his chair with the
death-dealing belt about his body.
ISrZCUX. TELEOnjLlf TO TJIK D1SMTCK.!
New Yoek, May 25. The preparations
for the kiljing of Joseph Kemmler at Auburn
dnring the week "beginning June 21 are pro
gressing favorably. Tbe proceedings on the
day of execution, so far as they are at pres
ent arranged, will be as follows: Onr what
ever morning shall be decided upon in the
week of the execution the prisoner will be
notified, and whatever opportunity he de
sires for religious consolation and farewell
words will be given him. These over, just
before the hour fixed upon fonthe execution.
'the officers will enter his cell and the death
warrant will be read.
His shoes will then be removed and a
pair resembling regular army brogans will
be substituted. In the sole of these there
will have been inserted a metal plate, cover
ing the whole sole, and connecting with
wires passing out through the heels. While
one officer is making this change of shoes
FASTEN THE PEISOJTER'S HAHDS
together in front and will place aronnd his
body, jnst beneath the arm pits, a stout
leather strap with a bnckle, fastening it in
front, and snap hooks, projecting from each
side, at the back. Another officer will place
upon the back of the prisoner's head a pe
culiar close fitting cap, apparently of black
rubber, made' around a small metal piece
in tbe center. It will look somewhat as if
made by taking a rubber football, with a
metal cap at the holetfor a center, cutting
off the end of the ball into a sort of hood.
The cap will fit over almost the whole of
the head, from the base of the brain to well
toward the forehead. Inside of it, in the
center, about the metal piece, will be a
spiral arrangement of copper wire about five
inches in diameter, made to fit over the
part of the head that it will cover. The
wires, just before the cap is placed on the
prisoner's head, will be covered with a
sponge saturated with salt water.
TESTING ;HI3 RESISTANCE.
While these arrangements are being put
on the prisoner will lie sitting on a chair in
his cell. This chair, not differing apparent
ly from an ordinary one, bnt which is being
made especially for the purpose, will be
connected with wires leading to another
room, and the prisoner, sitting in the chair,
will, without knowing it, be subjected to a
current of electricity too light to be felt, but
neavy euougn to give an expert electrician
in the other room an exact measurement, by
the use of what is known as the Whitestone
bridge, of electrical resistance of the man.
From the cell the procession will be mnch
the same as now to the execution room
where the deputies and other persons per
mitted by law to witness the execution
will be waiting. Near the center of the
room, raised upon a small platform about
eight inches above the floor will be a large
reclining chair. The long, straight frame
that forma the slanting back will be of hard
wood pieces, three inches square, and will be
long enough so that if a seven-foot man
should lie in the jchair his head would rest
upon the back. The seat and arms will be of
plain wood and without any peculiarities.
THE FATAL CHAIB.
The upper part of the back frame on each
side will be fitted with a slot, in which will
slide back and forth a small arrangement
with a ring at the top and a thumb screw
beneath. The rings are to receive the hooks
in the back of the belt about the man's
body, and the screws are to fasten the ar
rangement in place at tbe spot where the
rings will meet the hooks, which will vary
according to the height of the prisoner. In
front of the chair will be a foot rest, some
thing like those in a barber's shop, except
that the top proportion, instead of being
fixed, will be balanced upon a pivot to per
mit it to dip front or back, so that the leet
will lay firmly upon it. This whole foot
rest will be arranged to slide backward and
forward and to be secured with a screw at
the point where the prisoner's feet will rest
From the ceiling over the back of the chair
and over the front rest will dangle two flex
ible wires like those from which small elec
tric lights swing. On the wall at one side
will be a small round dial, attached to a
brass instrument. A hand upon the dial
will indicate the
INTENSITY' OF THE CUEBENT
that will pass over the wires. Near it on
the wall Will be a small double-pole switch.
This is a brass instrument, similar to the
familiar switches used to shut off or let on
the current wherever electricity is used,
but designed especially to show at a glance
whether the current is off or on, in order to
Erevent accidents which carelessness in
andling the apparatus might bring
about. This will be all oi the
apparatus apparent in tne room.
The prisoner, immediately upon enter
ing the room, will be led to the chair, and
in a moment will be pushed back into it, the
hooks in the belt about his body slipped
into the rings in the chair and there fastened
inJplace by the turn of the screws. . At the
same moment his feet will be raised, the
foot rest slipped under them and fastened by
a turn of the screw, and a strap on top of
the rest will be buckled tightly over his
In another moment the twodaugling wires
will be fastened, one to the metal at the cen
ter of the back of the cap, and the other to
the metal connection on the heel of each
shoe. A black cloth will be pulled over
'the face: of the prisoner, the officers will
stand well back lrom the chair, and at a
signal the executioner at the switch will
turn on the current, the volume of which
has previously been adjusted to suit the re
sistance of the prisoner, shown by the test
in the cell. The intention is to use a current
of 1,000 volts thesame.it is said, as that
used in the Westinghouse street lighting
He Fell From a Train.
Thomas McSIahon, a resident otJEavenna,
O., fell offa train on theJFt. Wayne road
at the Marion avenue crossing, in Alle
gheny, last night He was not badly hurt,
but the patrol wagon was needed to convey
him to tne Allegheny General Hospital.
Don't Silas Groeizlngor's Clearing Oat Sale.
All carpets, rugs, lace and turcoman -curtains
reduced from 30 to 40 per cent. We
want the room for new goods. Bemnants of
carpets 10 to 40 yards long at less than half
priqe. Nos. 627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Black Goods The most complete as
sortment of thin summer fabrics we have
ever shown, both all wool and silk and wool;
all prices from 50c per yd. upward.
mwfsu Hugus & Hacks.
Best 31 per dozen cabinets in this State
at Elite Gallery, 516 Market street. Au-
irecnt, proprietor, .bring tne children.
COLOR LINE GONE."
Tbo Northern and Southern Presbyterian
Assemblies Agree No Distinction
Between Black and White A
Nice Trip to Princeton.
18riCUL TXXXOBjOt TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, May 25. Both business and
pleasure made the time of the General Assem
bly of the Presbyterian Church pass quickly
to-day business first and pleasure after
ward. There was a short session
in the forenoon in the Fourth Avenue Pres
byterian Church, and the afternoon was
passed in Princeton, the early home of
Presbyterianism west of the New England
States. Business was begun by the reading
of a dispatch from Chattanooga, where the
Southern Assembly is in session, as follows:
The General Assembly, in session Jn Chatta
nooga, concur in the amendment as conveyed
In the telegram from vour body received this
nay. j osepii it. wilson, stated uieric
The amendment was to the effect that the
Northern and Southern assemblies in co
operating in the future recognize the fact
that the Presbyterian Church does not dis
tinguish between black and white churches,
presbyteries and synods.
A special train of 11 cars in two sections
was waiting for the ecclesiastical party at
the Pennsylvania Railroad station, and it
was packed with about 700 people. The
pilgrimage cost about $2,000, and two New
Yorkers paid for it. On invitation of Pres
ident Patton the commissioners and their
wives visited Mr. and Mrs. Patton in their
big and pleasant house and afterward
.were photographed in a group on the lawn
in front of the honse. Most of the com
missioners visited the old college cemetery,
where are the graves of the Jformer Presi
dents, and then went to the Theological
Seminary and drank from the well near tbe
seminary chapel, where many of the com
missioners drank half a century ago.
HELP FOE THE FEEEDMEN.
Southern Colored People Preferred Stirring
Songs Instead of Psalms.
rSFSCUI. TXLXQXAX TO THE DUFATCTT.!
Speingfield. May 26. The sessions of
the United Presbyterian General Assembly
to-day were taken up by a discussion of the
report of the board on Freedman's mission,
and finally after a long discussion and a few
changes in the recommendations the report
was adopted. Dr. J. Whberspoon, of Alle
gheny, Corresponding Secretary of the board,
made a statement as follows in reference to
The circnit has five stations and schools
among the Freedmen in the South and one
college in Knoxville, Tenn. In the last
year young ladies have been employed as
Bible readers and are doing very efficient
service. Of the 8,000,000 colored people in
the South 2,000,000 of them can read and
one-half that number are in the schools.
While there is yet a great deal of prejudice
in the South against the colored race, yet
Southern people have done more for Freed
men than the people of the North.
Last year this board did not receive an
increased appropriation as other boards did.
Divers opinions were expressed as to the
cause of this. Tbe general sentiment was
that churches were not sufficiently inter
ested in the work. Not a single church has
been orgauized from all the work in the
South. The cause cited for this was that
colored people did not like the church's
distinctive features and preferred stirring
songs of other denominations to psalms.
FOE SABBATH 0BSEE7ANCE.
The Southern Presbyterian Aisembly Con
alders the Matter at Length.
Chattanooga, May 25. The Southern
Presbyterian Assembly was opened at 9
o'clock with prayer by the Moderator. The
report ot the committee on Sabbath observ
ance was submitted and'eousidered seriatim.
The first section of the report was the fol
Recommended for adoption that we favor a
petition to Congress to make the day of the
Inauguration tha first Wednesday in March or
the last Wednesday In April, to avoid the seri
ous'occasion for eabbath breaking that arises
from having the inauguration occur near the
beginning of the week. A second resolution
provided that the assembly Indorse a petition
to Congress to adopt a law against Sunday
work except works of necessity and mercy, so
rar as tno jurisdiction ot tne uenerai uovern
ment extends, with the usual exceptions in
favor of those who observe another day of the
week as Sabbath.
ALWAYS ANOTHER SIDE.
Blair, ol the Homeopathic Hospital.
Denies Those Stories.
Too late to add to the article on another
page, the allegations of which, as intimated,
may have been inspired by prejudice or
misunderstanding, a statement from the
Homeopathic Hospital itself was obtained
last night. Colonel Slack was called for by
a Dispatch reporter, but he was sick -in
bed. Dr. W. W. Blair said he could speak
for him, however, in refutation of any
charges of inefficiency made against the
hospital by outside people.
"It is tbe always the case that the more
you do for some patients, the less they con
sider your efforts of charity. s to the
charges of neglect, there is nothing more
absurd, as this hospital has most an excel
lent and experienced corps of attendants
and physicians, the latter em
bracing such people as Drs. Seip,
McClelland and others. I have
been among Eastern institutions and am
sure this one is the- superior to any in the
East in every point. The stories being cir
culated are only idle talk. The only
trouble we now encounter is the lack of
Dr. E. E. Briggs, a former resident phy
sician, can also, it is credibly asserted, tell
some interesting inside things about the
hospital, but he could not be seen last
Darned la a Conl Mine.
James Trainer, employed at the Scottdale
coal mines, while carrying a lighted torch
in one "of the mines yesterday the lamp ex
ploded, setting his clothes on fire. Before
tbe maze could oe extingnisnea ce was
badly burnt about the face, breast and arms.
His chances for recovery are doubtfuL
Unsafe, Even la High Chairs.
The 3-year-old child of HarmacBeam, of
Buchanan street, Allegheny, fell from a
high chair yesterday and broke its arm. A
physician reduced the fracture.
Don't Miss Groetzlnger's Clearing Out Sale.
All carpets, rugs, lace andturcoman cur
tains reduced from 30 to 40 per cent. We
want the room. for new goods. Bemnants of
carpets 10 to 40 yards long at less than half
price. Nos. 627 and 629 Penn avenue.
Can't Be Dcat In tbe Two Cities
For low prices on fine goods. Watches, dia
monds, clocks, jewelry, etc. Watch repair
ing. James McKee, 420 Smithfield street,
one door below Diamond street.
Best 81 per dozen cabinets in this State
at' Elite Gallery, 516 Market street.
Aufrecht, proprietor. Bring the children.
Dbess Goods A positive bargain, 60c a
yd.: an attractive and desirable line of
striped foules in gray, porcelaine, reseda
and beige colors; these were SI a yard.
mwfsu Hughs & Hacke.
Best 81 per dozen cabinets in this State
at Elite Gallery, 516 Market street. Au
frecht, proprietor. Bring the children.
Clearance Sale Bargains.
Dress Goods At 50o a yard; an elegant
line of plaids, (tripes and checks, 42 inches
wide, all-wool dress goods, newest styles
and colors, Hugus & Hacks,
OPEN TO THE, PUBLIC
The Civil Service Commission Hakes
a New Enling, Which is
APPKOYED BY THE PEESIDEHT.
He List of Eligible Applicants Will he
WE. E00SEYELT EXP LA1N8 THE M0T8. 1
It Is for the Purpose of Stearin; Coaflleaee Is tie
Hereafter the lists of those persons who
pass the Civil Service examinations for
Government positions will be made public
The intention is to create ageneral feeling
of confidence in the board. If the new rule
does not work satisfactorily it will bo
Washington, May 25. The Civil Ser
vice Commission has made an important al
teration to one of its roles, by providing
ihat hereafter the list of eligibles for ap
pointment to the Government service and
their standing shall be made public. This
action of the commission was approved bj
the President to-day.
In an interview with a reporter Com
missioner Boosevelt, speaking of this change
in the rnles, said it was a reversal of the)
commission's policy hitherto. For what
-were then deemed excellent reasons, tha
commission, when it was first established,
had the eligible list kept secret, the idea
heing that this secrecyjwould prevent poli
ticians from bringing pressure to bear upon
any public officer to seenre the appointment
of a given man on the eligible list.
A T7EONG BESTJLT.
It has, however, m practice, he S3id, re
sulted very frequently that politicians were
able to get hold of the standing of appli
cants on the eligible list while the outside
public and all but tbe favored applicants
-themselves remained in ignorance ofit; that
the commission are now inclined to think
the regulation has not produced the results
intended, and which at the time there
seemed excellent reasons to think it would
The commission believes in the doctrine
that in our form of government publicity is
a good thing, unless special reasons to the
contrary can be shown, and thev are now
going to apply it fully in the case of the
eligible list. The commission feels that it
is above all things necessary to drill into
the minds of the public a belief in the abso
lute honesty and fairness of the present sys
tem of selecting public employes, and of the
way in which it is carried out. "As far as
we have power," said Mr. Boosevelt, "we in
tend to have the law enforced with absolnte
honesty and without the least reference to '
the politics of the applicant. The commis
sion wants to give the public confidence in
the law, and it feels that the best way to
unug aoout mat result is to nave tne wort
of the commission perfectly open and above
board, and perfectly simple.
methods on tbial.
"Of course," said Mr. Boosevelt, "while I
believe that the merit system, as opposed to
the old spoils system, has come to stay, X
realize that many of our methods are on
trial even yet, and the commission has to
make experiments all the time, and it is ab
solutely inevitable that there should be oc
casional mistakes. When we find we have
made such a mistake, we shall simply re
verse our action. Now, it is exactly so in
this lease. It was believed, with what
seemed good reason by the original commis
sion, that secrecy in the matter of the eli
gible list would work well. No.ir4fe.sre
inclined to thmlc that on thewnolelT has
worked injuries, and the commission is go
ing, therefore, to make the eligible list and
the standing of each aDnlicant nn"hiie. and
try how it works, reserving to itself full lib
erty to alter the course if it is found, to work
"We recognize at the'outset that there are
certain disadvantages connected with the
publicity, while the certification forappoint
ment includes three names at a time. There
is a chance that people will bring pressure to
bear upon the appointing powers to have
them choose some particular favored one
of the three.
can't be helped.
"But even when the lists were'.kept secret
it too often happened that the politicians
found out what tne public remained
ignorant of and brought pressure to bear
auyhow.J So the commission think
that the numerous advantages of publicity
more than ever balance its disadvantages.
If the commission finds that any serious
evasion of the spirit of the law occurs
through improper pressure being brought
to bear on the appointing power, in conse
quence of the lists being made public, then
we shall try to establish some regulation to
check the evil; we might advise that only
two names at a time be certified or take
some other step.
"At anyrate," remarked Mr. Boosevelt,
in conclusion, "for tbe time being, we are
convinced that we want to have everything;
made as public as possible so as to do away
even with the possibility cf an accusation
of favoritism or underhand work in the ex-
aminations and the arrangement of tha'
To the Bargain Festival at Thompson's New
5 csns Best Sugar Corn 2"o'
5 cans Best Blackberries. 25o
4 cans Good Peas. 25o
Standard Tomatoes per can 7c
4 lbs-Evaporated Apricots 25c
4 lbs Evaporated Peaches. 25c
Evaporated Pared Peaches per lb 10c
5 lbs French Prunes 25o
lbs Large California Plums. 25o)
lbs Evaporated Bartlett Pears.. ..4250.,
lbs Engluh Currants 25o
lbs Large Roisins 25c1'
Jiackages Corn Starch . 25c
bs Large Lump Starch 25o
boxes Bag Blue ' 25c
boxes Concentrated Lye... 23c
quarts Navy Beans 25o-
Bottles Home-Made Ketchup....... 25c
bars Good Scrubbing Soap 25c
Ivory Soap, per bar... 4o
Proctor & Gamble's German Mottled
Soap, per bar . ., 60
Cincinnati Sugar Cured Hams, per lb -Jlo
Beduction of 25c per barrel on flour.
Boasted Coffee, per lb 22c, 25c and 28o
English Breakfast, Young Hyson, Oolonn;
and Japan Teas at IS, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50
cents per lb.
Goods delivered to all parts of both cities.
To those living out of the city will prepay
freight on $10, ?15 and J20 orders.
Send for catalogue.
M. B. Thompson,
opp. Gusky's, 301 Market street,
corner Third ave.
A Sensation was Created Yesterday
By Kaufmanns distribution of those magni
ficent souvenirs, entitled, Homes of Ameri
can Heroes. They contain exact likenesses
of our country's greatest generals and their
homes. The work is most artistically en.
graved and lithographed in ten colors. Sim
ilar souvenirs are sold by the stationers at
60c With every purchase of not less than.
81 worth o'f goods one oi these special Memo-'
nrial Day souvenirs will be given free by
Subahs. 25 pieces checked and striped. -surah
silks, neat designs, good colorings, re
duced from 81 to 75c a yard.
jtTvrsu Huous & Hacks.
HARRIS-On Baturday. May 25, 1889. at 10 r
H., at ber residence, 87 River avenae.MAOGS
Young, wife of SchunaanHarriiii&hiVaS
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