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TflE SCITANTON TEIBUNE SATURDAY , MORNING, w SEPTEMBER 29,. 1894.
Tbs Reading Itiilroad company hat
put into operation a sew and complete
yitem of eleotrio automatic block
signalling, extending over the line of
tbe Beading terminal at Philadelphia
to and including Jenkintown. The
eignglg are operated eutirely automati
ttlly, the paeeage of each train along
the rails actuating the aignnle in the
rear, by means of eleotrie currents.
Tbe roafl is divided into blocks or
pases of varying lengths, eaoh being
determined by the locality and the
number of trains it is desired to handle.
At the end of each bloek is a signal
pole with two indicators, one showing
a red dlso by day or a rediigbt
by night, signifying danger; tbe lower
one a green dise by dt.y or a green lieU t
by night, signifying caution. The
green signals operate simultaneously
with the red signals on the bloek ahead
In the direction tbat the train is mov
ing, and are intended to give the en
gineer of an approaching train advanoe
information as to the condition of the
next block signal. When the engineer
meots this signal, and it shows white,
be knows tbat tbe next block in ad
vance is dear or tbat two blocks are
tree, and he can proceed at full speed.
If a signal shows green, he knows that
tbe bloek in advance is oceupied, and
be must run prepared to stop before
reaching the red signal.
Dnring the years that John Newall,
recently deceased, was president of tbe
Lake Shore road, it was well under
stood that it was a difficult matter to
get a pass over tbat line. So opposed
was the president to tbe whole pass
system that persons who were really
entitled to such favors often met witu
a flat refusal. He even carried the
matter so far as to decline to issue
passes to railway offioinls, which, nn
der the courtesies between railroad
officials, has bean tbe custom, and
wben be issued passes he limited
ush transportation to certain trains,
so restricting the pass that but few
railway officials have ridden on tbe fast
tnail or tbe limited trains of tbat road,
he earried tbis limiting of passes even
to railway presidents, as i evidenced
in tbe following statement quoted by
tbe Indianapolis Journal- "'On a re
cent New Year's President Newell
made np bis packet of exchange passes
and sent tbetn out. Across tbe end of
tbe one he sent President Caldwell was
printed in red ink tbe words: 'Not
good on limited or fast trains.' By re
turn mail came President Caldwell's
annual pass on the Nickle-plate to Presi
dent Newell. Across its face in flaring
red ink and in tbe bold handwriting of
President Caldwell were written tbe
Does electrio roads seriously hurt
the steam roads? Tbe Readiing road
has been going over its figures and
finds that tbe total puienger traffic
from Mabanoy City, Sbenandonb, Gir
ardaville, Ashland and Mt. Carniel,
for 1891 amouuted to $140,200.15. For
1SD2, $140,000.93; for ISM. $107,718 23,
wuileup to September, 1894, tbe total
receipt were $173,217. On tbe Lehigh
Valley between the same points tbe
figures were more striking. In 1891
tbe passenger r"ceipts were $108 1)20 09;
in 1893 it was $109,700; in 1893 it foil to
$124,723.19 and in 1894 np to Sept. 1,
tiie receipts reached $110,015 81. Tbe
difference iin freight traffic Between
tbe two roads is shown in tbe faet tbat
the receipts of tbe Reading from
Jiahanoy City to Mt. Carniel wore
$293,052.25, against $110,273 for tho Lt
high Valley. Tbe reports of tbe rail
road companies show that tbero nre
surprises in the eleotrie railway busi
ness. The interstate eommeroe commission
in Washington has just published a re
turn showing tbe number of railway
men employed in the United States.
Ic appears that there are no fewer than
1,890 companies, working 170,401 miles
of railway, and employing 873,002 per
sons in all grades. These railways
carried in 1893, C93,oC0,012 passengers
and 745,119,482 tons of freight. These
figures give an average of 10 railway
journeys per annum for every unit of
tbe ' entire population. Tbe up
pliances required to carry the
pussengerg and move tbe freight
included 84,788 locomotives, 31,384
passengers cars. and 1,017,577
freight ears. The transportation
service alone employed about 400,000
men, or more than are employed alto
gether by the railways of Great Britain.
Every passenger engine drew in the
year, on the average, 00,208 passengers,
and each freight endue 40,002 tons.
During the year 2,727 employes were
killed and 81,729 injured, bolng nn
average of one killed to every three
hundred and twenty employed. This
death-rate from accident is extremely
high. Tbe expense of working the
railways amounted to $327,021,299. and
the oapital invested is $10,500,000,000
Upwards of half the railways are
owned by about forty companies.
An ingenious writer in the Roches
ter Post Express is convineed tbat tbe
trolley is what we all are coming to for
transportation both for ourselves and
goods. A summer's experience in the
tunnel by which the New York Central
road enters New York, with an occa
sional excursion through tbe tunnels of
the Erie and tbe Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western railroads iu Jer
sey City, confirms tbe writer's opinion
that the trolley cannot oome too soon
as the motive power for railways, in
side city limits if not across
country. To saorifice all its loco
motives would be a serious loss to any
railroal, and it ia possible tbat tbe
sacrifice ought not to be made jast yet
not, in fact, until the third rail has
proved its capabilities on the electric
road between Cbioago and St. Louis
and placed all other railroads about as
far behind the times as the colonial
stage coa;b. But there is another use
for tbe trolley which does not seem to
have occurred to writers in technical
journals. Tbe trolley railroad is no
lurther in advance of the macadamized
turnpike than the latter is beyond tbe
bridle patb. It is not improbable
that the publio highway of the fu
ture will be supplied with rails
and a trolley and that tbe average citi
zen who keeps a carriage will be able
to dispense with bis costly stable and
in its stead own a simple electrio mo
tor. Either tbe owner of the road will
collect an assessment from him as tbe
water rate is assessed, or be can pay a
toll every time be bowls along tbe
road in bis light carriage behind a
twenty mile steed that does not tire
in a day's journey. These roads will
be free from dust and tbey can run up
hill and down vale with out detriment
to tbe rolling stock. Tbe pleas
ures of rnral driving, therefore,
will not be lost in spin by trolley
Occasionally, along these country
roads, there will run a publio convey
ance in which these who do not wish
to incur the expense or tbe trouble of
a private conveyance will ride. If all
this sounds Utopian, it is only neces
sary to read tbe present in tbe light of
tbat past of seventy years ago when gas
and steam beating, anthracite coal, tbe
telegraph, the railroad and even petro
leum were te be given to the world. It
will then be seen tbat we are much
nearer to the era of the trolley than
we are to the age in which our fathers
and mothers were born.
No official confirmation has come
from General Manager Caldwell of
tbe appointment of G. J. Grammar as
general freight agent of tho Lake
Shore. No doubt is expressed, bow
ever, tbat Mr, Grammar will, on Out.
1, become either traffic manager or
general freight agent. He bas bad
muoh experience since 1831 iu tbe traf
fic and executive departments of minor
reads. He is credited with a thorough
knowledge of freight matters and bis
opinion always had great weight in
association proceedings. Tbe offiee of
general freight agent has never been
filled since Mr. McKay's deatb. Assist
ant General Freight Agent James has
beon acting ehidf of tbe department,
and it is understood refuses to aocept
promotion ou account of his health.
Officials of the Illinois Stsel company
intend to combinu their present railway
system and add enough mileage to com
plete another Chicago belt line. Tbe
Illinois Steel company now owns five
roads with a total length of 260 miles.
Those lines have only to counected
to form a belt line from Milwaukeo via
Johet to South Chicago and the irrain
elevators witu a capacity of 10,000.000
bushels, soon to be built on the Cal
unet. Tbe five lines now in the system
already have thirty-eight junction
points with Chicago terminal lines,
but not being connected are not avail
able for belt line trsffio. Laec week
the Steel company borrowed $1,800,
000 for the extension of its railroad
system. There is no apparent need
for ibis money except for completing
the belt. Outside of tbe Standard Oil.
Sugar Trust and Caruegio, Pbipps &
Co., tbe Steel company bas the
largest tonnage of any single firm in
America. By having its own road it
oau and does issue tariffs and thereby
secures much higher divisions than or
ninary switching charges. It will bi
remembered thut the interstate com
merce commission investigated its
tariffs three years ago. As the com
mission took no adverse action tbe
principle Is at least tacitly established
tbat manufacturers may own tbeir owu
road and issue tariffs on their product
accepting sush divisions of the rate as
ttiey can get from connecting lines. By
conueoting with every Chicago line it
cm be readly seen divisions will be
liberal ou competition business.
Minor Industrial Notes:
E. J. Driscoll will erect a coal washer;
near bis iron works at Auburn, Schuylkill
Crawford & Dugan, contractor, will
soon erect a large plane at their Honey
Brook No, 1 stripping.
Herbert Durand, who for some years bas
been general advertising agent of the Wa
bash road, will, on Oct, 1, retire from tbat
Tbe two bottle factories of tbe Hamilton
Glass company resume at Butler, Pa., after
a long shut-down, giving employment to
nearly 800 bands.
Fire was put under tbe furnace of tbe
Spring City Ulass works. All departments
of the factory will' commence running on
full time on Oct. 8, giving employment to
Preparations aro making to start tbe
Durham Iron works, in tbe upper part of
Bucks county, and owned by Cooper &
Hewitt, of New York. It is the largest
industry iu tbe country.
The Ealtimore and Ohio bas adopted a
novel call-bell system by which ic cm
notify any anenc on tbe line tbat he is
needed at the wire. Where the operator
is also ageut it is a great convenience.
A company has been formed at Tainaqua
with a capital of 20,000 to build a box
manufactory which will give employment
to about lifty bands. Tbe building is being
erected and will be completed ia about
The understanding now is thtt the
various shops of tbe Pennsylvania lines
will run from now until March 1 eight
Lours a day six days a week. The last
thirteen mouths tbe shops have been run
ning three to five days a weok,
Sub-Treasurer Bigler, of Philadelphia,
says there is a demaud by country banks
for small change, which is being for
warded to them from tbe sub-treasury.
He believes tbat renewed bn-uness activ
ity causes the demand, which is general.
St verul large amounts of gold have been
doposited for $1, ti and $5 notes for tbe
Tbe question of parting with the Schuyl
kill and L'bigU railroad is agitating tbe
Valley clllcials. Tbis is known as the Liz
ard Creek route and is said by outsiders to
be a losing venture, while the insiders say
it pays. All tbe stock of the road except
sixty-three Bhares is held in tbe name of
E. P. Wilbur.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Stooks and Bonds.
New York, Sept. 28. Speculation in
American Sugar was tho overshadowing
feature of today's market at the Stock ex
chance. Tbe stock figured for 93,000 shares
in a total of 244.000 lor the entire list. The
stooksold as low as8S against 114 a
little over a month ago. Chicago Gas was
another stock which received particular
attention from the bears uud broke from
70)6 to 07. Late ia the day - some of tbe
Bhorts in Sugur and Chicago Uaa started
iu to cover and this strengthened tbe
whole list. . Under purchases for tbis ac
count Sugar rallied to 91. Chicago Gas
rose 1 toGOt and ibe other active is
sues i to . .
The raiitfa of yestorday's prices or tbe ac
tive stocks of tho New York stock market are
given below. Tho iuotatinuH nre furnished
THE Tmui'NB by G. du 11. Diuimick, manager
ot Willi a Linn Aden & Co., stock brokers,
412 Spruce street, tecrnnton.
Open- Ulna- Low Clos
ins, e.iU eat. in.
Am. Cot. Oil 32 82. 31 HI .14
Am Sugar. VI 8MU V07
A.T.&B.1 , ....
Chespeake&Ohio... 105i Vrti 11 1D.
Chlo. Has, 7UJA 7IHA uV iJ
Chic A N. W Wi (i;i-is 102W Wlu
C, B. Q -iii 7t ?:i 7:1
C, (.'. C. & 8t. I.... 40 40 ml 3Wi
C. M. 4k 8U Paul.... KM to M
t'hicago.b. I. & Pac. 01;i blU V;U HI
D. & H.. l:4 Ml 1M m
D..L. &w i;i it:;u i7i i;iv,
D.&C. F W . -Mil . 11
0. E. Co 311 3t 8.H 8tiM
Luke Shore l.T, liif. liffi 1U.
L. AN riv; ri;s mi om
Manhattan lliB llil U'R hi!
Mich. Cent TM 4 TM
Nat. Cordage 1M 1:1 14
Nat. Lead a5 '! a. ia)
NewJcrBoy Cint...lllMi UM 11 H1J
N. Y. Central
N. Y. AN. E 32 82 ' 111
N. Y., L. E. & W
N. Y S. W .......
N. Y 8. & W., pr
North Pao. pr lH ltX 1H
o. & w wa IH14 m js
Phil. & ReadiiiR lt"4 1BV 11 1K
Rh h & W. P
T.. C. & L
Texas Pao W, W 14 U'tfi
Union PaciBo ViVi V, U- 12-ij
Wabash pr U4 14t H
Western Union bH W 87 7jki
CHICAGO BOARf) OP TRADE PRICES.
Open- High- Low- Clos
lug. est. esc. lag.
May fiSM M BHWj
Kept B"(i l Wi
Deo. MV OH? W 63
May 83W rcitf Kltt atw
Hept 7)i 27 27tf 27!
Slav '.. .
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S!3 40 $13 51) JI3 10 J13 10
13 (I.-. 13 W 13 ft) 13 i2
Ccrantoa Wholiaals Market
Scranton. Sept. 28. Fruit and Produce
Dried apples per pound, CJaTc. : evap
orated apples, lOallc. per pound; Turkish
prunes, Sauc: English currants, Sa'Jjo.;
layer raisins, (1.75al,80: muscatels, f 1.00a
1.40 per box; new Yalencias, Ca7c. per
Beans Marrow-fats. $3.90 per bushel;
rBA8 (ireon, f l.lSal.20 per bushel; split,
I2.60a2.e0: lantels, 5 to fa per ponnd.
Potatoes New, 70c. per bushel.
Onions Bushel, 70 to 75c.
Butter 17c. to 23c. per lb
CBEE8E OallWc per 10. .
Egos fresh. lSalUc.
MKATs-Hams, U'jc; small bams, 13c;
skinned hams. 14c: California bams,
9c: shoulders, Sc; bellies, 10c.; smoked
breakfast bacon, 12c.
Smoked Bkkk OuUides, 18ia; sets,
15c; iusides and knuckles, 10;iC. Acm
sliced smoked beef, 1 pound cans, $2.45
Pork Mess at $17; short cut, $18.
Lard Leaf in tiarees at 10),'c: in tubs,
10c; in 10-pound pails, llJic per pound.
5-poaud pails, llj,'c. per pound; 8-pound
pails, lle. per pound; compound lard
tierces, 75iC; tub 8c; 10-pound pails,
per pound; 5-pound pails, 8Jc. per
ponnd; 3-pound pails, o'Jc. per pound.
Flour Minnesota patent, per barrel,
$4.0iia4.'.M; Ohio and Indiana amber, at
$3.25; Graham at $3,23; rye flour, at
Feed Mixed, per owt, at $1.25.
Grain Eye, Cos.; corn, OOtoCSo.; oats,
38 to 43c. per bushel
Rye Straw Per ton, $12u14.
.JSow York Froduct Market.
New York. Sept. 2S. Flour Dull,
Wheat Dull, lower with options clos
ing fir in; Nc. 2 red. store and elevator,
SuaSoc; afloat, 65a55'4'c.: f. 0. b., M
h.W?4C. ; ungraded red, 50h50c: northern,
G2nti2Jc.; options closed weak: September,
5.c; October. 55"?;c. ; November, fiOJaC.;
December. 57c; Muy, 02c.
CORN Dull, lower, weak: No. 2, 54c;
elevator, ,r4a55c., nlloat; options dull,
lower, weak. September, 54c; October,
54c; November, 63c. ; December, SSc.,
Oats Fairly activf, weaker; options
moderately active, easier; September, 32c;
October, 32c; November, 331?.: December,
34Uc; May, 37ic.; No. 2. white, October,
35c; spot Prices, No. 2, 32s32c; N. 2
white, 35a35)fc; No. 2 Chicago,
32c; No. a, 31J4C No. 2 white. 35i
35tfc; No. 2 Chicago, 32a32;c; No. :!.
31Wc; No. 3 white. 31Jia34c.: mixed
western, 82;a33c; white do., und white
Tierced bkef Inactive.
Cut -Meats Qmet, steady.
Butter Fany in light Supply and firm
er; state dairy, 14a23c: do. creamery, lba-
25)c: Pennsylvania do., ISa25c.; west
ern dairy, 1:b17c; do. creamery, 15a20r.;
do. factory, 12Kal0c; clgius, 25c; imitation
Cheese Ouiet. steadv. uuclmueed
Ecus yuiet; choice steady; state and
Pennsylvania, 21c; ice house, 15al7c;
western rreen, iba2uc, iimeu, luaivc.
Philadelphia Tallow Uarket.
Philadelphia. Sept. 23. Tallow is
steady, but tbe demand is light. We
quote city, prime in noesbeads, 4h4;c.;
country, prime, in barrels, 4n4c; coun
try dark, In barrels, ilia.; cakes, Sc.;
OBSERVED WITH CAKE
The man or woman who jaunts
along tbe streets of Scrantoti on a
quiet evening and at the end of the
walk exclaim, "well, 1 haven't seen
anything unusual" such a person is
not enuowea witu me lncuitiusol terse
perception. To one with an observintr
turn of mind and inclination to notice
little things which smack somewhat of
strangeness, a little investigation may
lead to startling results.
Observation No. 1. For two consec
utive evenings recently while passing
along court house square, on Spruce
street, a Tkibunk reporter noticed a
group of young nieu resting on a bench
or gathered about it. On . both occa
sions mutu seemed lo hold sway with
the party, and, when n.ot softlv sing
ing topical songs or melodies, sallies of
wit ami ngut remarks would be parsed
between those standing and the seated
portion. What engaged the reporter's
notice was the fact tlint the group
seemed to De a party 01 young mechan
ics or working men, very (iiiietly und
properly enjoying their evenings, and
because of the remarkably sweet tenor
voices of three of them who each even
ing occupied the seat. This gallantry
on the part of the others is explained
by the sex of the three sweet tenor
singers. They were women masquer
ading in men's attire and seemed to
get heaps ol enjoyment out of the lark.
Observation No. 2: There are in
Scranton several old and crumple-
mcea women wno on tne surface on
pear to earn a pitiful existance bv
grinding out discordant melody from
sidewalk organs to reap a few pennies
a day from the generosity of passers-
by. Tney are an regular in their vo
cation as the business or professional
tmn, and with curved back, swaying
shoulders and a sun bonnet to hide the
face, may often be found churning
away in tne wee iiour9 or morning,
when most people nre asleep. . Did it
ever occur to you mat only a person
with endurance is able to turn one of
those cranks for hours at a time? That
25 cents dropped every hour into the
ever-present tin cup shows a return of
.ou every ten iioursv Tuat most
people don't give up a good thing for
something worse? That if you, from
the kindness of your heart, should oiler
one or tuese poor creatures 6U cents a
days for her malntena ce, she would
spurn tno oner? verily, isn't that
Observation No. 3. A man during
the whole month of August and thus
far this month as regular as nights
follow each other, stands at the corner
of a well-lighted alley and a prominent
business street. Pie stands, sits on the
curb or lounges within lifleen feet of
that particular alley entrance every
night from 8 o'clock until at least 3
o'clock tne next morning, wnen alter
a final glance up the alley lie walks
briskly away. He bas turned up as
regularly each night following as has
spring followed winter. Nobody dis
turbs him and he certainly has not
disturbed anybody. Tbe only sound
Dy nicu ins preseucu is auun u is u
occasional shitting of his sitting nosi-
tion. a slow tread forward and hack
again, or ever and anon a splutter of
ejected tobacco spit ana its coutaci
upon the cobble pave. The only signs
of life in" tbe vicinity of his silent
watch come from the saloon across
tho street or the occasional passage of
a pedestrlau or vehicle. Investigation
will show that in past years gambling
houses have been closed during tbe
summer months. Two plus two makes
Roland Reed's New Play, "Iln Politician,"
Scores a B!g Success.
ISADORE RUSH'S SUBURB WORK
The Detriot Papers Are a Unit in
Pronouncing This On9 of the Most
Distinct Comedy Successes of the
Past Two Decades The Play Will
Be Seen Here Next Wednesday
Night at the Academy for the Bene
fit of Scranton Elks Other News
from the Footlights.
for the Saturday Tribune.
From all accounts Eolaud Heed has
never before had a pluy with such
good opportunities for the display of
his peculiar abilities as an actor as are
supplied iu his new comedy, "The Poli
tician," produced for the lirat time in
Detroit a few days ago. The play is
from the expert pen of Sydney liosen
feld, who frankly acknowloges his in
debtedness to the late David D. Lloyd's
inimitable political comedy, ''For
Congress," made notable by the late
John T. Raymond. Raymond and
Reed have frequently been compared;
and iu "The Politician," Reed reaches
a plane of comedy which not only
fully establishes him lis the peer of
his distinguished predecessor, but also
justifies his being ranked among the
very foremost of English speaking,
living comedians. Concerning Mr.
Reed's "first night" the Detroit Even
ing News says; "The play proved an
immediate and unmistakable success.
Mr. Reed aud other members of the
company were repeatedly called before
the curtain, und at the end of the lirst
and third acts Mr. Reed was obliged
to make speeches before the audieuce
"The story deals wllh the machina
tions of (general Josiah Limber, a
scheming politician, who hits upon
Peter Wooley as a compromise candi
date for congress. Wooley is anything
but a politician, lie is rich, siuislied
with his manner of life, thoroughly
domestic, and loves his home aud his
garden patch. Hut Limber gets the
women on his side, aud fully persuades
Wooley to 'let his name be used.' It
is used in the most lurid and baud
wagon style. The interest culminates
in the third act, which represents the
ante-room of the convention hall.
Limber works like a horse and carries
the day, Wooley being declared the
nominee. The lover of Wooley's
daughter is nominated by the other
side, which causes their engagement
broken, and Limber falls in love with
Wooley's neice, while her aunt sets
her cap for Limber. All these compli
cations are straightened out in the last
act, which takes place in the dining
room in Wooiey's residence, where
election returns are received. 'The
Potitlcian' hits a strong flavor of John
T. Raymond's 'For Congress,' but a
good deal of original material has been
introduced by Mr. Rosenfeld and the
performance goes with a rush indeed,
literally so, for charming Miss Isadore
Rush is- Mr. Reed's leading support
and has a very entertaining character
in Wooley's strong minded niece.
Same bill all the week."
The part assumed by Miss Rush is a
travesty upon emancipated woman.
She costumes herself al ter the fashion
of the Twentieth century woman of
advanced views, and in this role lias
opportunities for during aud original
comedy work not surpassed iu any
role with which Scranton playgoers are
familiar. In addition to the fact that
Roland Reed is a prime favorite in this
city, and that Miss Rush, a former
resident of Wilkes-Bane, has always
the active interest and sympathy of
Scranton audiences, their presentation
of "The Politician" at. tho Academy
of Music next Wednesday night wiil
prove doubly attractive because it is
for the benelit of the Scranton Lodge
of Elks. After the performance, Mr.
Reed and company will be properly
entertained at the Elks' club rooms on
Franklin avenue and a gala dramatic
and social occasion may be confidently
Owen D. Jones arrived in Wilkes
Rarre last week. He is to go out un
der the management of H. 15. Mann,
of the Arch Street theater, Philadel
phia, and lie and Miss Fail-brother,
who was recently seen here in "Rich
ard III," will be jointly starred.
They will have a repertoire of Shakes
pearean plays, and will probably play
the Rurgunder-Mishler circuit in Oc
tober. Mr. Jones will put iu the next
two weeks in Btudy at his home in
Joseph Ransome, Frank Karriugton
and Thomas L. Diggens have organ
ized a strong company in New York,
which, as soon as it can bo thoroughly
rehearsed and printing provided, will
take the road. It will play only three
night and week stands. The reper
toire will include "Monte Cristo," "La
Hello Rus.sct" "Woman's Temptation,"
"Celebrated Case,'-' "Led Astray" and
one or two others which have not yet
b:eu decided upon. Mr. Ransome will
be pleasantly remembered in connec
tion with thu recent performances of
"Richard III" in tbis city and Pitts
ton, and Mr. Karriugton was leading
man in 1). L. Hart's "Underground,"
appearing in the character of Tom
Dawson. His abilities are too well
known to need further recommenda
tion. The company is to play the Wy
oming aud Lackawanna valleys. Mr.
Diggens will be geueral manager.
The company secured for the pro
duction of Rrouson Howard's greatest
success, "Young Mrs. Wiuthrop," in
cludes Collin Kemper, lato of An
gustiu Daly's New. ork and Loudon
company; Miss Lansing Rowan, for
merly with tho original "Dr. Rill"
company aud with Charles Dickson ;
Miss Lillian Schovelin, an attractive
and interesting young actress wiio
starred last year in a repertoire of old
English comedies; Miss L'ua Abell,
for live years leading lady with Mile.
Rhea; the veteran Robert McWade,
Errol Dunbar, William Hunt and
Mrs. Annie Mortimer, wife of Uus
. Willurd Spenser's great comic opera
company (probably the most ex pen
sive organization in America) will be
gin its second engagement iu Philadel
phia at the Broad Street theater ou
Monday, Oct. 1. The organization
which presents Mr. Spenser's very suc
cessful "Princess Bonnie" embraces
among its members the beantlful
prima donna, Miss Eleanore Mayo, and
the famous comedian, Frank' Daniels,
whose characterizations of Old 'Sport
iu "A Rag Baby" and "Little Puck"
are known iu every household in the
land. , .
Manager Jacob Litt, who bas made
a small fortune out of William Ha
worth's naval drama, "The Ensign,"
recently received a letter from oue of
the most promiueut naval authorities
in the country a man who saw ser
vice in the late war. He said: "I
shall be obliged if you will thank the
author of your play, 'The Ensign,' in
my name for one of the most enjoyable
evenings I have passed in many years.
Such dramas do much to engender pa
triotism in the breasts of the youth of
our country, a feeling which It grieves
ute deeply to see is greatly on the wane.
'The Ensign' offends neither southern
er or northerner. It is a inaguificent
piece of historical naval work, and
should be seen by parents as well as
children. Keep up the good work. I
would rather have my grandchildren
see 'The Ensign' once than hear a
dozen lectures ou 'Patriotism.' "
Felix Morris, who won a lost of
friends here last season in his masterly
conception of a number of roles,aniong
them that of the Old Vagabond iu
Forbes Heermans play, will produce
for the tlrst time in America, "The
Best Man," a three-act comedy by
Ralph Lumley, which proved one of
the greatest successes in England.
The remarkable success of American
prime donne like Emma Fames, Sybil
Sanderson, Marie Van Zandt, Lillian
vada aud Nordica, leads one to hope
that it will not be long before the
great American tenor and the great
American baritone make their appear
ance. The Bo3tonians have "Fatinitza" in
rehearsal, and Von Suppe's tuneful
opera will be revived at the Broadway
early this winter with Jessie Bartlett
Davis as Fatinitza, Caroline Hamilton
or D. Eloise Morgan as Lydia, Henry
Clay Barnabee as Izzet Pasha, H. H.
Mac Donald as Julian Hardy, Eugeno
Cowles us Ueneral Kantchtikotl, and
George Frothiiigham as Ste pann.
It is intimated that Frank Daniels,
who is to take the leading comedy
part in Willard Spencer's "Princess
Bonnie" this season, will, iu the not
distant future, head a comic opera
company of his own. It is also rumor
ed that Mr. Spencer is to write the
music for the opera to be presented.
Uotbere! Motharsl! Mothers!!!
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used for over lifty yi'ars by millions o;
mothers for tbeir children while teething,
with perfect success. It soothes tho child,
softens the punis, allays all pain; curm
wind colic and is the best remedy for di
nrrlici'u. told bydinggists in every pnrt
of tbe world. Be sure and ask for "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no
no other kind. Twenty-bye cents a bot
Fatal neglect is a little Bhort of sniciile.
The consequences of a neglected cold are
too well known to need repeating. Dr.
Wooii's Norway Pine Syrup cures a cough
promptly. Sold by all dealers on a guar
antee of satisfaction.
According to the reports mr.de from
different quarters psper tires for bicy
cles ns made at present are acknowl
edged to possess some deeided advan
tages as compared with the rubber
article, proving fully as substantial
and elastic, ingredients being put into
tbe paper stock to insure tbe rtauislte
elasticity, durability and firmness.
VVbile the life of a rubber tire is two
seasons, as many at five are claimed for
those made of paper. It ia argued, too,
that thousands of bieyele which are
now anpplied with hard or cushioned
tires because ot the ezpensa ot pneu
matic, and which would be fitted with
pnenmatias if a cheap and durable one
were available, will find the paper tire
to fill the need.
E, P. Holly, of Providence, bag in
vented a hydraulio bieyole, which he
claims can go at twice tbe ipeed of the
present racing macbiues. A local ex
pert describes it as follows: "The in
vention consists of a small motor three
inches high. Tbii eonnius a pint of
liquid connected by pipes with a small
pump. Tbe pump in turn ia connect -d
with an eccentric, to which the pedals
of the machine are fastened. A gear
run by the power generated in tbe mo
tor turns upon a second gear. Tbis
arrangement takes tbe place of the
chain sprocket on tbe rear wheel of
bicycles a at present constructed. O.io
beauty of the whole attachment is its
lightuere. It is constructed largely
of aluminum and weighs ouly tbree
pounds. Water can be used in tbe mo
tor in warm weather, and a mixture of
alcohol and glycerine in cold weather.
Tbe liquid makes a circuit of tbe bi
cycle, being forced by the pump into
tne motor, and thence carried by a pipe
back to the pnuip, which is of the
double action variety." Tbe inventor
has applied for a patent and also se
cured a manufacturer, who is now con
structing a bicycle on the linea luid
down. It is claimed that every pres
sure on tbe pedals will have twice tbe
effect of ehuin driving wheels.
An extraordinary account of a bull
fis'bt, in which a cyclist played tbe
most important part, is related in a
youth American paper. Wben the
cnulos with their red cloaks and darts
had worked fury the picador, Sinor
Jose de Silva, appeared upon tbe scene
mounted on a bicycle instead of a
horse, and proceeded to harass the ani
mal. Avoiding his lance tbe brute
charged bim. Be barely had time to
slip from the saddle wben the bull
caught up the machine on its horns,
burling it into tho air. It fell on the
animal's back. Taking advantage of
tbe hesitation of tbe boast-, which csnld
not realize from whence tho severe
blow on its back came, the Matador
jumped nimbly forward and admin
strated the coup de grace.
So much difficulty has been created
of late in Paris owing to the inureisinx.
number of bicycles and tricycles, that a
commission, consisting of ofliciuls in
the ministry of publio works, and in
tbe borne ollloe, to consider tbe feasi
bility of placing any restrictions upon
tbeir circulation has been appointed,
and tho first step taken by tbis commis
sion was to ascertain, as nearly as
tbey could, tbe comparative number
.Beecham's pills are for
biliousness, bilious headathe,
dyspepsia, heartburn, torpid
liver, dizziness, sick head
ache, bad taste in the mouth,
coated tongue, loss of appe
tite, sallow skin, when caused
by constipation ; and consti
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cause of all of them.
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of vehicles drawn bv hcra?a ni! of
those bicycles. ITbe total number
of cabs and other vehicles which
ply for hire is 11,500. of wbicb
uot more tbat 10, 00 J are in daily use.
The avenge number ot "fares" which
vaob cab takes is ten, so tbat this
would give the total ot 100.000 persons
in tbe day. Cycles on tne othvr hand,
are much more numerous, for the pre
fecture of police grauted 30,000 license
iu the last four years, while for the
past tbree months the application!
have been at tbe rate of forty or fifty a
day. Moreover, it is estimated that ai
least 3:) per cent, of the cyoliets do no'
go to tbe expense of taking out licensi-',
und that there uiU3t be nearly 40,000
persons using tbm in Paris and ti.o
A club of cyclists, wishing to show
what might be done in the way of car
rying dispatches in time of war, when
other means of eommunioation had
broken down, asked tbe war office to
let them carry u dispatch from Loudon
to E.linburuh and bring back a reply.
The war office, with tbe usual stupidity
of a government bureau, declined to
buve anything to do with the mutter,
but it was arranged with tbe Pall Mill
Ouzjtte that ttudr offices in;t!ie two cit
ies should I e used as termini. Relnysof
cyclists, riding in pairs to avoid loss ot
time by aceidont, were dnly stationed,
and tbe letter once etarted was carried
through England, ai the Spectator
Bays, like a fiery orosj. The wentber
was j'XtreuKly bad, the rain falling in
torrents, aud a bead wiud being en
countemd alt the way to Edeiiburgb.
Nevertheless botween 10 o'clock of n
Thursday nvin.ing ami 2 27 of the next
Saturday, the dispatch was carried to
its destination and the answer brought
back. The ilfs'.atine 0f 800 mil-s was
thus covered In 52 hours and 27 min
utes, an avernce of 15 miles an hour.
In tbe very best days of coaching the
shortest tiuienitde btweon London
and Elinburgu was 42 hours and 23
pSSv are known by rail-
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