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THE PITTSBURG 'DISPATCH, THURSDAY; v SBPTEMBEE '12
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P1TTSBUHG, THURSDAY. SEP. 12, 1889.
THE EXPOSITION'S INVITATION.
Despite discouragements and delays which
hampered its progress and delayed its com
pletion, the Exposition has now reached a
stage at which it is justified both in calling
upon the people of Pittsburg to come and
see what has been done in the way of pre
paring a representative exhibition of our
trade and industries, and in inviting our
neighbors to visit Pittsburg and its Exposi
tion. The invitation is especially pertinent
to the Pittsburg people. The local pride
which has carried on the work to the point
of completing the fine buildings and organ
izing the exhibition should insure so gen
eral an attendance as to make its financial
The expenses of maintaining such an Ex
position are necessarily large. Its legiti-
uite operation costs somewhere in the
vicinity of $1,000 per day. To permit the
enlargement of the scope of this important
public work, and to make the enterprise of
the full value to Pittsburg which it can be,
the attendance must yield a margin in ex
cess of that amount. The Pittsburg public
must, from the necessity of the case, fur
nish a liberal patronage to its own institu
tion. The incomplete nature of some of the ex
hibits has so far justified the management
and press in refraining from holding out
further inducements to the public than the
pleasure of inspecting the buildings, seeing
what has been done for Pittsburg by this
enterprise. Kow, the case is different, and
the Exposition is prepared to invite attend
ance and inspection. The exhibits in the
main building are in complete order. An
art gallery of size and scope, such as Pitts
burg has never before seen, offers its attrac
tions. Machinery Hall is well-filled with
industrial exhibits, which will all be in po
sition aud operation within the next two
days. There can hardly be anything more
lull of interest to the Pittsburg people than
this borne enterprise, representative of their
city and calculated to advance their pros
perity. The Exposition is Pittsburg's and its suc
cess is Pittsburg's success. That fact should
be sufficient to bring every Pittsburger there
to aid it with his approval and criticisms.
PIE TJF0H THEE! BOSTON.
In this week's TToman's Journal Sirs.
Alice Stone Blackwell tells a story of dis
crimination against a woman on the ground
ol sex alone that is almost incredible. It
seems that when a certain distinguished
citizen died in Boston recently a committee
was appointed to procure a statue of the de
ceased. They invited all sculptors to send
models with their names in sealed envelopes.
The model of Hiss Annie "Whitney was
chosen, but the judges reversed their de
cision when they found it was the work of a
Such senseless prejudice against women
one might not be surprised to find in the
heart of Utah or upon the banks of the
Congo, but in Boston at this late day it is
astounding. "Without any recommendation
of mercy we hand over these superb speci
mens of stunted masculinity to their natural
judges, the women ot Boston. There ought
not to be found in the city that boasts of her
Back Bay, her beans ana her Bunker Hill
monument, to say nothing of Benjamin
Butler, a solitary woman who will not cast
a stone at the barbarous contemners of her
sex. If Boston air is not too hot for these
grandees to breathe before many days have
fled, the spirit of New England women
must be dead. It will be the last time, we
imagine, the committee of thickheads will
insult the better half of creation. Every
man in Boston should labor to wipe oat this
black splash upon the good name of his
C0NTEAEY TO TEAD1TI0N.
News comes from Arkansas which is
calculated to overturn all the traditional
ideas of Arkansas society and set the
"Arkansas Traveler" down as an uncon
scionable liar. It is stated that ex-Attorney
General Garland had a claim of $5,000
against that Etate, and that he could
not get it piid. Some members of
the Legislature have voted against pay
ing him because he plays poker,
others because he tells stories not
suitable to repeat in Sunday school, others
because he hunts deer with hounds. But
this upsets all the preconceived notions of
Arkansas popularity. Heretofore it has
been supposed that the man who does not
play poker, tell shady stories, and evince a
readiness to drink, swear and fight, would be
the one to have no show with the lawmakers
of that State. The way in which the claim
was settled by letting Mr. Garland shoot
deer a month earlier than the law has here
tofore allowed has the traditional Arkansas
touch. But with regard to the other details
a puzzled country will rise to ask: Has
Arkansas reformed, or are the old accounts
THE PATE OF THE C0EP0EAL.
Now that the strained relations between
part of the Administration and Commis
sioner of Pensions Tanner appear to point
definitely to that official's retirement, the
interesting question arises in what spirit
the Interior Department is to conduct that
branch of the business, so as to fill the Re
publican programme and at the same time
avoid criticism? It is urged that the dis
favor into which Commissioner Tanner has
fallen is chiefly on account of indiscreet
epeech-making and interviewing, mostly
recent. But while he has talked, as is his
custom, with radical generosity, indeed, for
the pensioners, it would be audacious to
contend that he has been any more extreme
in his expressed views from the stump since
taking office than he was before. Besides,
if it were a mere matter of loquacious indis
cretion, that might, and no doubt would,
readily be composed by a kindly warning.
The real difficulty, without a doubt, is that
the increase of pensions under Corperal
Tanner's administration, and his persistence
in treating applicants in the most liberal
manner, have alarmed his superiors.
But in getting rid of Tanner the difficulty
is by no means got rid of. The conspicuous
and instructive fact in the case is that Com
missionerTanuer has claimed steadily that
he has kept within the law and within the
powers of his office. He has defied the im
putation of fraud in a single case. He has
challenged his critics to produce a solitary
instance in which his integrity can be suc
cessfully questioned. He has insisted that
the pension laws permit, authorize and di
rect the pensions he has allowed, and the
degrees to which he has allowed them; and
the partial report the only one made by
the investigating committee up to this time
virtually affirmed his contention.
Now if the laws are loose or the powers
conferred on the Commissioner of Pensions
too large or insufficiently presented, that is
one thing. It is a matter for Congress to
remedy. "We may be Eure that, since pub
lic attention is fixed on the subject, an
effective adjustment cannot be made merely
by a change of commissioners. What policy
must the new appointee pursue to please
everybody? "While the Republican plat-
iorms and the Republicans in Congress are
calling lustily for still more liberal treat
ment for veterans of the war and even for
new laws more liberal than the old, is the
new commissioner to give less than the
existing laws authorize? "What is to be done
with the pensioners who have profited by
the Tanner regime? Are their alio wa ices to
be reduced to the former standard? If not,
will others as much entitled to higher rat
ings, be considered? These are a few of the
questions which show that the mere change
of commissioners "will heighten the diffi
culties. The whole question will have to be set
tled by Congress. Republicans in Congress
cannot pass laws providing for one sort of
policy and shift upon the Republican ex
ecutive administration the perplexing func
tion of administering these laws in a differ
ent spirit. In letting Tanner go, and
trying some more conservative agent, Presi
dent Harrison seems disposed to try and
oblige the legislators of his party, but it is
a shifty expedient. The settlement of the
question is farther off. About the extreme
character oi Tanner's views on pensions
and his limitless willingness to give the last
penny the laws allow, there is no sort of
doubt; but if we are not mistaken, that is
precisely the sort of policy the Republican
leaders have been shouting for. It may be
the easier device to kick the Corporal out
for practicing heartily what has been
preached; but it would be the more credit
able for the leaders to make up their minds
to enact and preach hereafter only just what
they are 'prepared to stand by when prac
ticed. KILLING OFF STANLEY
The cable correspondents are busy killing
off Stanley once more. They have been ac
customed heretofore whenever he has been
lost sight of for sometime- to report him
slain or ruined. Perhaps in revenge tor the
way in which he has heretofore appeared
after completing some achievement of ex
ploration, it is now told that he has been
fighting with the Arabs of the east coast,
and has been forced back into the interior.
The sole foundation for this is the knowl
edge that the bombardment of their ports by
the German fleet has pnt these tribes in bad
humor, and that they might be disposed to
visit their malice on Stanley. To assert
positively that he has been involved in no
such warfare, would be, in default oi in
formation, as foolish as to spread the stories
that he has. But we know that Stanley has
a record, second only to that of Livingstone,
of patient avoidance of quarrels with the
natives. It may be relied npon that he has
not fought unless he-had to; and, with his
knowledge of the country and long-maintained
friendly relations with the Arabs,
there is good foundation for the hope that he
could reach the coast without being
drawn into the petty warfare that the Ger
man aggressions have created.
But the reports will be enough to arouse
the public anxiety until definite news is re
ceived f the termination of the best, and
perhaps the greatest, march of the modern
hero of exploration.
BOODLE NOT BALL.
It is not because the Pittsburg nine have
made a very poor showing in the League
contest this year that we are moved to
make a few remarks about professional
baseball, but for the reason that the season
that is now drawing to a close has exhibited
the game as played by hired clubs in a very
unpleasant light, The popularity of base
ball continues to grow and more than ever
it deserves to be called the national game.
The game itself is very unlikely to be super
seded by any other in American affection.
All lovers ot athletic sports sincerely trust
that baseball will always be popular.
But more aud more is it becom
ing apparent that it is not a
good s'cheme to pay men to play baseball
for us. Scandals accumulate about the
conduct of the clubs of the League and the
Association. It is openly said that players
are bought; that entire clubs are ready at
any time to sell games, sometimes with and
sometimes without the consent of their
managers and owners. These accusations
are supported by facts, which are seldom
published, though the ardent patrons of the
game know tnem well enough. Even the
umpires, who are appointed especially to
promote justice and fairness in the game,
are not untainted with suspicions. It is all
the result of the predominating reason of
the clubs existence they are intended to
There is more healthy interest and sport
in a game between the amateur teams of
small towns in this country than most of the
professional games offer. Besides, the men
who play under heavy salaries for this club
or that are seldom natives or residents of
the locality they claim to represent. In
the Pittsburg club, for instance, there are
only one or two Pennsylvanians, and the
other clubs sue no more representative of
the cities whose names they bear. Perhaps
the end of the degradation of a splendid
sport will be a revival of amateur clubs
who will play for glory and not for the gate
money, for the honor of their city or village
and not for a pennant that has only a finan
cial valne. "We hope such a revival will
If the horseshoers' strike permits the men
to start up shops of their own and the em
ployers to hire new men it will present a re
markable exception to the general rule of
strikes, in being the one case where both
sides are winners.
The work which the Salvation Army of
"London has done in providing food for the
families of the dock strikers shows that this
peculiar organization has its practical as j
well as its fantastic side. It is safe to pre
dict that the needy laborers who have re
ceived aid from the Salvation Army will
have more faith that its religion means some
thing than they will in the religion of the
fashionable churches, from which their
clothes exclude them.
It will not be rash to hazard a prediction
that even the fiery Joe Blackburn will not
pull John L. Sullivan's ear, if those fight
ing men should chance to meet in a confer
ence committee during their respective Con
The trouble with the committees that are
not raising lunds for various World's Fair
projects, is said to be like. Qlendowr's. They
can call for millions; but the millions do not
come when they do call lor them. But there
is the additional difficulty that the million
aires who are on these committees imagine
their sole duty to consist in calling on other
people instead of going down in their own
pockets and showing how to put up the cash.
If this thing of buying peerages for Amer
can heiresses goes much further it will soon
be time to raise a cry for the protection of
the male citizens against the pauper husbands
taken from the effete aristocracies of the Old
An example of the way of looking at
things from a unique local standpoint is fur
nished by the esteemed Chicago News in an
editorial on "An Abnormal Condition ot
Trade." A study of the article discloses
the fact that inasmuch as stocks have been
boomed in New York and the effort to put
up wheat in Chicago having fizzled, things
are in a very abnormal and incorrect condi
tion. Tee presence of lump jaw at the Chicago
stock yards may be still undemonstrated;
but there seems to be no doubt that dressed
beef millionaires are suffering from an at
tack of the swelled head.
The way in which one of the New York
humorous press is booming that city's
World's Fair project serves a double pur
pose. It puts the project in its real light of
a joke and at least enables the journal in
question to make a successful effort of wit.
Some funny papers make their best jokes
when they take themselves seriously.
Fiee and flood at Atlantic City as at
Johnstown unite the two incongruous ele
ments in th work of destruction. The
ocean resorts are winding up the season
with a sensation.
The amenities between the President and
Colonel Felix Agnus, an esteemed journal
istic candidate for the Mission to Russia,
during the Baltimore celebration, causes
cold shivers to pervade Colonel Eliott F.
Shepard at the thought that he may have to
seleota new object for his illustration of the
perseverance of the saints.
The window glass strike continues day
by day to enfold its true inwardness, with
intimations that it is less of a strike than a
"Subely the modern Athenians will not
send a professional prize-fighter to Con
gress?" exclaims the New York World.
We hope not. Boston can well afford to
leave the record of that sort of thing to New
York where shoulder hitters are mighty in
If Tanner's tongue had not been quite so
well hung, perhaps he himself would not
be suspeuded at present.
The suspension of work on the new trac
tion road so as to let the grades be corrected
on Fourth avenue at the postoffice is a wise
step. What an improvement it would have
been if the same provision had been taken
with regard to the future at the Court House
PEOPLE OP PROMIKEXCE.
Mrs. E. D. N. Southwoktu, whoso blood
curdling novels thrilled our grandmothers, is
Btill living in undlmlnisheoTvigor at Yonkers,
N. Y., and is now writing a novel, which, it is
said, will surpass all her previous works.
Richabd Watson Gixdek, the editor of
tho Century, is a dark, poetical, melancholy
looking man. Why he should be melancholy
with an income of 10,000 from his magazine it
is bard to understand, unless, like Byron, ho
thinks it poetical.
Alexander poeteb Morse, who was the
arbiter in the celebrated Van Bokkelan case,
succeeding in securing 60,000 from the Haytian
government, is now practicing lawin Washing
ton. He is the son of the late Hon. Isaac
Morse, who was many years a member of Con
gress from Louisiana.
Mcs. HunriiREY. wnose agnostic novel,
"Kobert Elsmere," won an accidental notori
ety, is the niece of late Matthew Arnold. Her
father Is a devoted Catholic. Her first book,
"Milly and Oily," was published in 18SL This
is a story for children. Next followed "Miss
Bretherton," her first novel, in 1881. This at
tracted some attention, as the heroine, an act
ress, was supposed to represent Miss Anderson.
Mrs. Ward's town residence is one of the large,
old fashioned houses iu Knssell Square, near
the British Museum. With the money made
from the immense sale of "Robert Elsmere"
she has bought a pretty place in Surrey, near
Haslemere, where Tennyson spends several
months every year.
Leland Stanford, ex-Governor of Call,
forma, entered Athens with 16 trunks, a valet
for himself, a maid for his wife and private
tutor for his son. The son, a bright, promising
lad of 17, soon after his arrival, went on foot to
the Parthenon, wishing to view the Acropolis
covered with snow that had fallen that morn
ing. The Athenians said a snow storm was a
rare occurrence, but the very easy and natural
manner in which the boys made snowmen and
snow balled one another in the streets of
Athens showed that thoy were used to the
sport. Governor Stanford rather astonished
the people of Athens by the splendid style with
which "be traveled, and his reputed wealth,
which was estimated at twenty millions. He
himself was very plain in his dress and simple
in his manners.
Miss Maby Haedex, the fiancee of John
Howard Payne, for whom ho wrote "Home,
Sweet Home, died not long since in Athens,
Ga. The original copy of the poem was burled
witb her, as it was Interlined with so many
love declarations that the lady did, not wish to
be published. Large sums had been offered
for the manuscript by autograph collectors, but
she declined to dispose of It for any amount
of money. Miss Harden was 78 years old at tho
time of her death. She was the daughter of
General Harden ot Savannah, who was ap
pointed commissioner to treat with the Chero
kee Indians, and among the agents was young
Payne, already well known as a most gifted boy
actor and juvenile poet of great promise. Ho
met and loved the lovely Mary Harden, but his J
wandering stormy life rendered marriage im
A Lesson From History.
From the Baltimore American, i
That orange monopoly talked of had better
be left alono: The first failure on record was
caused by a reckless trust in fruit
A Frank Acknowledgement.
From too Mew York Herald.3
Why shonld Baltimore bo known as the
Monumental City T New York has a great many
more monuments in her mind.
A Composite Photograph.
From the Chicago .News.
When the Cronin jury is completed com
posite photograph of it will probably look like
THE TOPICAL TALKEIJ.
A Little .Speculation In Real Estate The
Third Wave Theory Justice to a Play
Specoxattoh in real estate is popular
enough in Pittsburg, and In recent years has
resulted generally to tne profit of the invest
ors. Property In Pittsburg and about It has
beenBteadily rising in value for a good while.
Legitimately, then, a man may make money on
land In this county. Some also make money
illegitimately out of real estate. Several kinds
of sharp practice are employed. It is not
always that these illegitimate dealings are
recognized as such, and even if they are it
would seem that the aaverage person is accus
tomed to allow unusual moral latitude to the
dealer in real estate. A very shrewd trick re
cently played may serve as an example.
In a certain rural spot within easy reach of
the city there was, a short time ago, a hand
some villa in course of erection. The house
and surrounding grounds occupied a plateau
which tell away toward the river on one side
and was backed by wooded hills. The view ot
a very beautiful valley, to be had from the
bouse, was but slightly marred by the passage
of a railroad at the base of the grounds. Be
tween this property and the river lay a narrow
strip of land of little valne for any purpose.
This strip was bought by a real estate specu
lator shortly after the bouse was begun. He
caused it speedily to become known that be
had bought the small slice of land as a site for
a brickyard. As an evidence of his fell Inten
tion he walked about his property with a man
in the bnckmaklng business. Then he called
upon the owners of the house in process of
erection and in a neighborly way explained
his plan for the brickyard. The result
was, of course, that be sold bis scrap ot land
tor three times the price he gave for it, and no
brick) ard will rise to spod the view for that
villa up the hill.
But, says the lenient reader, might not the
man really have intended to make bricks on
that land? Perhaps ho might but a sand
bank is not usually chosen for the site of a
It is curious to see in the accounts of the
cyclonic storm which has been playing such
havoc with tho Atlantic coast line an observa
tion that jEschylns, the Greek poet, made
thousands of years ago in the play or "Prome
theus Vinctus." It Is to the 'effect that the
waves which did the greatest damage at Coney
Island moved upon the beach in threes, the last
one of which was always the largest.
The phenomenon has been observed before
but I have never soen it accounted for scien
tifically, and Eschylus merely alludes to It
as an established fact, which he probably
would have explained in some mythological
way, attributing It to the action of Neptune's
Perhaps full justice was not done to "Brie
a-Brac" in these columns on Tuesday last
There is one peculiar feature which deserves
praise, for it is not often found, though much
to be desired, in farce comedy. It 13 really
good singing by the company. There are good
individual singers, but it Is the ensemble vo
cally that is qnite unusually good. Linking
this to the outrageously laughable character of
the piece, "Bric-a-Brao" deserves to have a
prosperous career It is a curious case of a
play without the smallest dramatic value, hav
ing still a right to ask the public's approval.
The work of Messrs. Hawkins, Stanley, Dletz
and Savage, and of Misses Geroux, AVebster,
Bedell, and the rest of the pretty women with
good voices, really makes the play a success.
There is a debutante in the company, by name
Miss Mary Stuart, who has made an excellent
A vest estimable correspondent a lady, I
should say from the handwriting, for the Big
nature is in initials only desires to know if
Abo Lincoln's first name was Abraham, and
The Dispatch is happy to be able to say with
confidence that it was.
This query reminds me of an incident that
enlivened the secret section of Mrs. Jenness
Miller's address at tho Opera House last week.
The apostle of dress reform was talking of her
magazine. Dress, and how it was published,
etc. Some one in the audience asked her a
question which she bad answered but a few
seconds before, and she said: "I do hope you
will understand that Dress is a monthly, and
therefore comes out every, month. Once I was
telling an audience about a quarterly maga
zine I had, and a lady lumped up to ask if the
quarterly came out monthly." i
FOUND AFTER MANI TEAKS.
Recovery of a Ring Lost In tho Maryland
Flood of 1S6S. I
Ellicott Citt, Md September U. A few
days ago one of the workmen engaged in re
building the dam at the C. A. Gambrill Ccm
pany's flour mill, at Orange Grove, on fhe
Patapsco, near Ilchester, found a gold rng
buried several feet under the bank by the edge
of the river. Engraved on the set were i'tho
initials "M. O.," and Inside was a small braid of
hair, comparatively well preserved. The iug
was brought to Ellicott City, and to-day recog
nized by Dr. Thomas B. Owings as the vali.d
gift of a sister, whose death occurred mapy
years ago. (
The souvenir was in a box with other Jewelry
in the doctor's dwelling here when it was swept
away by the disastrous Hood of 1868, and hid
been taken down the current to the spot where
it was recovered. The unearthing of the treas
ure adds another relic as a sad reminder of the
terrible devastation wrought by the angry rush
of waters along the Patapsco on July 21 ot that
AN INCENDIARY MOUSE.
He Nibbles at a Match and Bets a Store
DANVILLE, Ind., September 1L Danville
escaped a probably very destructive conflagra
tion, under the following strange circum
stances: About the middle of the afternoon aa
alarm of fire was given at Bcearce's shoe store,
located in the center of the business block tin
the nortu side. A bucket brigade was quickly
organized and the fire, which originated in a rear
room of the building, was soon pnt out. It was
then found that the flames were confined to
a cane-bottom chair, which was almost entirely
consumed. It was sitting In tho middle of the
floor, and as the back doors were locked no one
could at first guess bow the fire started.
A closer investigation revealed the charred
remains of a mouse under the chair. There
were signs of a nest about it, and the proprie
tor then remembered that he had thrown a
heavy piece of cloth over the chair several
days before. The only plausible theory is that
the moose had carried a match to Its nest, and,
by nibbling the loaded end, ignited it.
THEIR OFFICERS CHOSEN.
Colored Odd Fellows' Grand Lodco at Hnr
rinbura The btnilslicnl Reports.
rBFXCIAL TXLEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
HABBisBtraa, Pa., September 11. The
Grand Lodge of Grand United Order of Odd
Fellows to-day elected William C. Catlin, of
Monongahela City, District Master. The finan
cial operations of the order aud its condition
are set forth In the annexed report, submitted
at the session to-day: Lodges in the State, 68
number of members, 4,856, or which 4.012 are in
good standing. The aggregate amount paid
out was S20 330 97. The several lodges have In
vested a total amount of $19,559 80. and tho
total value of :thls property is $26,783 05. The
balance in the treasury is $23,711 09.
This afternoon, notwithstanding the rain
about a thousand colored Odd Fellotvs partici
pated in a Btreet parade.
FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC.
Tho Effects of tbe Great Storm Visible In
Mammoth Hot Spbesgs, Yellowstone
Park, September 1L During tho past 21 hours
tbere have been great convulsions of nature,
and subterraneous commotion was followed by
tremendous explosions of gas and steam
in the Upper Geyser basin. As
a result all tho system is in
active outbreak, the large geysers beta" es
pecially demonstrative. The "Giant" "and
'Giantes" are in furious activity, as are many
other, which have long lain dormant, and
were supposed to have been extinct.
Scientists explain that all of this phenomenal
outburst is directly traceable to and connected
with the atmospheric and submarine demon
strations ot tbe great storm that prevailed
along the Atlantic coast simultaneously yes
terday. DEATHS OP A DAY.
Joarph F. Corbelr.
Joseph T. Corbett, one of Dauphin county,
Pa.'s, most prominent and respected citizens,
died yesterday morning. He was a director In the
First National Ban It, of Uulersburgt Miners'
Deposit Bank, of Lykens, and Merchants Bank,
of Harrisburg. He was 71 years old.
A GLOWING DESCRIPTION.
.How Sunset Cox Came by That Somewhat
The death of Congressman Cox brings to
mind the cause of his peculiar nickname. On
May 19, 1853, be published in tbe Statesman the
following article, and ever since be has been
known as ''Sunset" Coxi
"What a stormful sunset ' was that of Jast
night I How glorious tbe storm, and how
splendid the setting of the sun I Wa do not re.
member ever to have seen the like on our round
globe. The scene opened in the West, with a
whole horizon full of a golden interpenetrating
luster, which coloredUhe foliage and brightened
every object in Its own rich dyes. The colors
crew deeper and richer, until the golden luster
was transformed into a storm cloud, lull of
finest lightning, which leaped in dazzling zlg.
zags all round and oTer tbe city. The
wind arose with fury the slender shrubs and
giant trees made obesiance to its majesty,
Ssme even snapped before its force. The straw
berry beds and grass plots "turned up thair
whites" to see Zepbyrus march by., As the rain
came, and the pools formed, and: the gutters
hurried away, thunder roared grandly, and the
fire bells canght the excitement and rung with
hearty chorus. The Bouth and East received
the copious showers, and tbe West all at onco
brightened up in a Ions, polished belt of azure,
worthy of a Sicilian sky. Presently a cloud
appeared in the azure belt, in the form of a
castellated city. It became more vivid, reveal
ing strange forms of peerless fanes and ala.
baster temples, and glories rare and grand In
this mundane sphere. It reminds us of Words
worth's splendid verse in his 'Excursion:1
Theappearance Instantaneously disclosed
Was or a mighty city, boldly say
A wilderness of buildings, sinking far
And self withdrawn into a wondrous depth.
i a. .1U.IUJ win Buienuorwimoui enai
"But the city vanished only to give place to
another isle, where the most beautiful forms of
foliage appeared, imaging a Paradise in the
distant and pnrified air. The sun, wearied of
the elemental commotion, sank behind the
green plains of the West. The 'great eye in
heaven,' however, went not down without a
dark brow hanging over Its departing light
The rich flush of the unearthly light bad
passed, and the rain had ceased; when the
solemn church bells pealed, the laughter of
children out and joyous after the storm is
heard with tbe carol of birds; while the forked
and purple weapon of the skies- still darted
illumination around the Starling College, try
ing to rival its angles and lean into iu dark
windows. Candles are lighted. The piano
strikes up. We feel that it is good to have a
home good to be on the earth where such
revelations of beauty and power may be made.
And as we cannot refrain from reminding our
readers of everything wonderful in our city, we
have begun and ended our feeble, etching of a
sunset which comes so rarely that its glory
should be committed to immortal type."
NEW DYNAMITE SHELLS.
They Can Be Fired i rom Any Gun and Ex-
ploded at n Distance.
Syracuse, September 1L One" of tho ob
stacles to the more general use of dynamite is
the inability to discbarge dynamite cartridges
from an ordinary gun without exploding tbe
gun itself. The problem of overcoming this dif
ficulty has been studied here by Dr. J. G. Justin,
for several months in the armory of tbe na
tional guard, and he believes that at last ho
has solved it. In the presence ot some friends
he has made experiments four miles from
Apulia, a village near here. He used a six
pounder taken from the armorv. He Disced
pro pounds of powder in it, and a she'l con
taining two pounds of dynamite. Tbe experi
ment proved a complete success, tbe dvnamite
lelng sent across an intervening valley to an
other hill 1 miles distant. This is the first
time this result has been accomplished.
1 Br. Justin makes the shells in a peculiar
lhape, so that tbe dynamite is protected from
the concussion produced by the explosion of
the powder. If the Justin method is always as
tuccessf ul as in the experiment, it will be pos
tible to accomplish tbe same amount of de
traction with a dynamite Bhell fired from an
r rdroary gun as by using a $60,000 Zalmski gun.
the adoption of this wonld, it is said, make it
innecessary to make any alteration in the Gov
trnment cruisers. It alf that is claimed for the
discovery is justified, tbe invention is far more
Saleable even than that of Zalinski.
I Dr. Justin reports upon his experiment in
these words: "An invention calculated to as
sist in solving the problem of coast defense and
t revolutionize naval construction was tried
jesterday at Abulia. Shells loaded with large
charges of 75 per cent dynamite were repeatedly
(red from a piece of heavy ordnance mounted
tn tbe crest of Labrador HilL The shells
grossed tbe valley and lake and exploded
(gainst tbe opposite mountain. Tho experi
ments will be repeated and beavier guns used."
A DERRICK ACCIDENT.
One Man Scalded and Another Has His Arm
SPECIAL TttLEdnAM TO TOE DISFATCTM
Harrisburg, Pa., September 11. At noon
to-day a blood curdling accident occurred at
the Hummelstown brqwn stone quarries.
What is known as the "traveler," is a moving
derrick, occupying an elevated platform and
used in hoisting heavy stones, and putting
them in position at the mill at which they are
sawed into desired shapes. A stone about 40
feet long and 3 feet square, and weighing about
12 tons, while being hoisted to-day broke one of
the beams of the elevated railroad on which
the traveler does its work, and precipitated it
a distance of nearly 40 feet.
The derrick was wrecked and the engineer,
John Thomas, was dangerously scalded and re
ceived other injuries. Augustus Kinley, high
constable of Hummelstown, who was on the
olevated railway w nen the crash occurred, had
his arm broken and his bick severely Injured,
The loss is placed at S3, 000.
COULDN'T GET A QUORUM.
Tho Convention of Colored Republicans at
Toledo Declared Off".
I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Toledo, September II. The convention of
colored Republicans, who bolted the State
ticket, that was to have been held in this city
yesterday and to-day, was a complete fizzle.
There were bnt-12 delegates present from the
entire State. When they arrived here yester
day they found that their leader, J. M. Johnsoc,
had issued a card declaring tbe thing oil.
An effort was made to-dty to recall the con
vention, bnt without success. Tho delegates
returned nome to-nignr.
Tbe Valiant Women of Washington.
From the Boston Herald.
Tbe women of the new State of Washington
are going to the polls to vote at the first elec
tion just the same as if tbe new constitution
gave them the right to. Tbey will establish
separate polling places throughout the State,
and if no account is made of their ballots, tbey
are going to carry their case up to the Supreme
C mrt. The Washington women are to be cora
mendsd for their valor, which seems to overtop
tlieir discretion considerably.
The Slonftcy Mnrkct Dull.
From the Detroit Free Press. 1
Owing to a glut of the market, the price of
monkeys is less than at any time for 20 years
past 'this applies to rinc tails, bald-beads,
bob-tails, squint-eyed and all other varieties,
clear up to tho dignified old dad who roosts on
top of the cage. If you want a monkey buy
him now and save money.
EBEN LONG'S AUITHIIIETIC.
A good old man was then Long,
A farmer by vocation;
ut somehow there was something wrong
About bis oducatlon;
For how he tried, 'twas all in vain,
His books would not agree.
Because In counting on his gain
Ilc'd make twice one make three.
His acres grew in width and length,
'Twas thirty when but twenty,
His fertilizers gained in (trrngth
One-third, and would bring plenty;
Two cows should have thtee calves a year,
And two should heifers be.
And so he ma4e a profit clear
Counting twice one make three.
So much, he said, bis oats would be,
So much his corn and cotton;
And at that ratetwice one make three
Great wealth was quickly gotten;
So at the store, from day to day,
He spent his money free.
Counting his gain the samo always
Making twice one male three.
The sheriff came one early spring
"With Judgments and citations
To stop uld Eben's Hgurlnz
Ana flowery calculations;
Bnt still he counted, howwhen sold
The farm would yield him free,
Above bis debts a mint of gold,
Abont twice one make three.
But the poor farm took Eben Long
With the world's approbation.
For somehow there was something wrong
About his education;
Still even for the county farm
He told its gain with glee.
-Till every Inmate felt the charm
Of making twice one three.
John P. BjolcmdiT in Galveston A'ews.
' AMONG STEAKGB PEOPLES, ,
Account of a Journey lata Regions of Africa
Hitherto Unexplored Where Salt Passes
ns Money and Slaves Are Sold for 915
I decided to enter Africa through the country
of the Hankalls. The wild tract of country
which extends from the Somali coast to the
kingdom of Shoa is not altogether unknown,
Roger d'Herlcourt in 1830. Barral and others
in more recent times, having gone over tbe
route. Still, there was a great deal left tor me
to da I had to complete their observations
and correct many an error into which they had
fallen, besides having to draw up as accurate a
map as possible, a thing none of them had at
tempted. The task I had before me
was tho more difficult that tbe countries
through which I had to travel are in.
habited by numerous nomadic mountain
tribes, who liyo by pillage and murder and
who are among the most inhospitable in North
ern Africa. They are treacherous to a degree
scarcely conceivable, lulling your watchful
ness to sleep by protestations of tbe sincerest
friendship, until a favorable opportunity occurs
to cut your throat. A traveler among thorn
should always be on guard and never lay aside
his rifle or revolver, tays M. Jules Borelll In a
letter to tbe Philadelphia Times. The country
is wild and broken, scorched by tbe sun and
furrowed by depressions and cavities, some of
which Sink to a depth of a thousand and more
feet. These rocky masses offer a succession of
long and steep ascents, Tbe ravines by which
tllA hirrh hn:i1H hflla q.a IntAMMif il nr at
their base, strewed with huge blocks and
bowlders that have been detached from their
' Wbcro Salt Passes for Money.
The descent from tho. plain of Wardilissan,
which is covered with stones and pebbles the
pest of the country and has neither grass nor
water, to the Sahr Assal (Bait Lake), lies
through a track which seems to have been
turned topsy-turvy between high and steep
hills, and reminds one of the infernal regions.
Natnre.has undergone some awful cataclysm
in those solitary wastes. Tbe lake is 570 feet
Delowtho level of the sea. About a third of
tbe soil in its vicinity Is covered with a sheet of
salt half a foot thick, wbicb resembles ice. As
salt is not only used for culinary purposes, but
also as a currency, it is cut into pieces of the
shape of a whetstone; tbey are about nine inches
long, one inch and three-quarters thick; and
in tbe middle two inches wide. Black lava
beds abound and several deep craters. Mi
mosas, from which gum arable Is collected,
acacias, saline plants and a few groves of
doom palm trees are. alone met with by the
way. After days of toilsome journeying
through this desolate country we came upon a
hnge wall of solid rock and entered tbe gorges
of Gugunta, an exceedingly narrow defile in
the mountains, which close in on every side.
On approaching the table land, as we wormed
our way through these precipitous and lofty
cliffs of propbyry and dionte, the ascent was
very steep, especially for laden camels.
Within a few miles the rise of the basaltic mass
amounts to 6,000 or 7,000 feet.
Wild Men and Ferocious Beasts.
We were soon among the wandering tribes of
the Ad Alii. Woe to the unfortunate straggler
in these parts, for he is sure to be cut off. The
Ad Alii are exceedingly' ferocious and blood
thirsty. At times we-met some of their women
and children driving their flocks of sheep and
goats. Nor had we less to fear from tbe savage
denizens of the forest and caverns, for here
wild beasts abound. Lions are occasionally
met witb. Leopards also sometimes appear.
There are numerous wolves, hyenas, lynxes and
foxes. As we approached the Hawash river,
which constitutes tbe boundary between Dana-kil-Ad
AUl tribes and tbe Kingdom of Shoa.
the aspect of the country suddenly changes.
It becomes verdant and widely cultivated.
Small villages are perched on most of the
peaked hills we pass. The camel thorn, babool,
tamarind and the luxuriant socotnne aloe plant
smiled on every side. Game is abundant.
Zebras, beizees, spar fowls, quail, btutards and
floricans swarmed around our path. Antelopes
were to be seen grazing; ostriches and herds of
wild asses flew past in the jungle. Snipe and
deck sought refuge in lakes covered with the
lotus plant. In the trees, parrots in gay plum
age and dog-headed monkeys desported them
selves among the branches, and, though ser
pents were not numerous in the undergrowth,
some are deadly poisonous.
An African King's Court.
Antoto, nhlch is about 60 days' journey from
the coast, is the residence of King Menllek IX,
wh3 claims descent from Solomon. I was well
received at the court, of King Menilek. His
court is made up of 'numerous dignitaries and'
functionaries after tbe manner of feudal times.
He has hl3 ba moil, or pages; his azages, or di
rectors of the royal household; there Is the
agha-fari, a sort of introducer of ambassadors;
there are also crowds of officers who watch over
tbe tedjbict, or houses where the royal mead is
made; beside other high and mighty person
ages, such as tbe djedauimath. of generals, two
of whom take precedence of the rest and share
witb the King the right of life and
death over his subjects. The re
ceptions at court are numerous. Banquets
to which upward of 2 000 persons are invited,
take place almost dally. The King himself pre
sides at these monster feasts, and so scrupulous
Is be to fulfill the duties incumbent on him on
such occasions tbat he never quits the dining
hall, however pressed he may be, merely raising
a curtain close at band to meet the require
ments of the moment Much cattle is slaugh
tered on such festivals; the best bits are eaten
raw, while yet warm and; quivering, and con
sidered very superior in taste and much ten
derer than when cold: the other portions are
cooked. During my stay in the King's domin
ions a banquet at which 3.000 guests sat donn
was served the day the first church was conse
crated to Marian, the Blessed Virgin, Queen of
Heaven and Earth.
In an Unexplored Region.
My course now lay to the south. Finally I
reached the banks of tbe Gbibie-Ennbarya,
better known as the Omo, which was the chief
object of my present expedition. In so doing
I had discovered an entirely new region and
entered the country ot the Bottors. After
threading a vast forest 1 came upon the source
of the Omo and acquired the conviction that,
throughout its entire course, it bad nothing in
common with and was quite distinct from the
Juba. Having settled this point beondall
possible dispute, I pushed on as faraslconld
into thoso wild regions, which contain scenes
of extreme grandeur. I was so well received in
tbe kingdom of Djimma tbat I stayed
there a whole twelvemonth, making an ex
haustive topographical survey of the coun
try. There, at the foot of the May-Goudo,
I explored an immense sweep of territory, ex
tenuing from the south In an easterly direction
and which had never before been rcconnoitered
by any scientific traveler. Continuing due east
I visited in turn the Tambaros, the Hadias, the
Wualansos, the Koolosand other pagan tribes,
each of which has its own peculiar laws, lan
guage, manners and superstitions. Tho Tam
baros have three distinct tongues of their own.
They elect a new king every month. Their
kincs in former times were life-long possessors
of the throne; but, discovering one day that
one of these grew rich too rapidly, they put
him aside and elected somebody else, whose
sovereignty was not to extend over a yoar.
This, however, was found too long a snell also;
and tho council of elders decided that hence
forth no king should reign over them beyond
' Moro Slaves Thnn Freemen.
I have carefully studied these different
tribes, bait, which, as we have seen, is ac
cepted as currency among the G alias, is re
jected by these tribes. They have three
species of currency: slaves, who represent
what we may style bank notes; calves, which
answer the purpose of coin; and bits of iron
which stand in lieu of copper coin among us.
They willingly buy at their markets cotton
goods ot Liverpool manufacture, but unravel
the whole into thread, from which they in turn
weave their own stuffs. They have no idea of
the process of dyeing: when they see a
piece of bine stuff they fancy the
wool on the sheep's back from which
it is made must have been of that
color. They treat their slaves with kindness.
Children, as slaves, bring higher prices than
grown men and women. A girl of 12, if hand
some, fetches from $15 to SIB. A full grown
man, it strong and healthy, is worth 88 at most.
They have more slaves than free men. Once
bought a slave is never sold to another; the
correct thing is to give the slave away as a free
will gift. Horses and mules abound all over
those regions. The Galla oxen are magnificent
beasts with horns sometimes fonr feet long.
ltltrmnct nf tttbCa trlhp4 fire dlfilCUlt tO an-
proach. Tbey are very mistrustful, , especially
as concerns loreiguers,
with one another.
and are often at war
A New Danger.
From the Public Lcdger.l
Anew danger besets the Cronin case. If
they should succeed in getting a juror Some
dime museum manager would allure him
Comlacivp to Longevity.
From the Washington Post; i
We suspect that one reason why Georgia
people live so-long is that they1 fight so many
'' , 60S6IP: OP GOTHAM!"
, A Ceoseterr Lat Trswt.
txjw YOBX BPBXAU SrSCTALS.Ir
JtoffZiYpBK. September 1L Tbe Me Brook
lyn cemetery, at Cypress Hills, if is the grip ot
a trust Forty years ago. when tbe cssoetery
was new.' speculators bought up tbe lets by tbe
thousand at S6 07 each. Since tkea tbe price
has risen to (W0 sad more. Some oC the speeu
lators sold out Most of them, however, have
held fast to tbe lots and have slowly crowded
up tbe prices by restricting tbe amount of
space available for burial. The cemetery it
large enough for 821,060 graves. Only 139,000
persons bave been buried there, and yet the
trustees have only 4,500 more lots at their dis
posal. One member of the trust, William
Meyers, ofJTew York, 'owns 4,060 lotsj P. Bonar
owns 600: P. T.Barnura. 300, ana 15 others some
160 lots each. While the lots have bees beea-
ing, tbe cemetery baa been badly kept and
poorly managed on account of the Uok ot
funds. Every attempt to tax lot owners a
certain sum per lot for the improvement f and
has been defeated by tbe trust Tbe income
derived from tbe sale of lots cannot last much
longer, as tbe trustees bave so fewlotstoseil.
The trustees, who bave long tried in vain to ex
tricate themselves from their predicament, are
tbreatenipg to appeal to the Legislature for
A Russian Sealpiar'a Vicissitudes,
Twenty years ago Theodore Kamensky, tbe
scnlptor, was one of, the most famous and pros
perous men in Russia. In 1874 be produced his
masterpiece, 'a'he First Step," which repre
sented a mother in the act of teaching her lit
tle child bow to walk. The piece bad a politi
cal significance of liberal tendencies, and this
displeased tbe Czar so that he gave Kamensky
to understand tbat his room was better than bis
company. The Czar, however, rewarded him,
with 20,000 roubles. Kamensky went to Switzer
land, married a, Swiss wife, spent a good bit of
tbe Czar's present, and drifted over to
America. He eventually brought up in
Florida, where he became a hotel keeper under
tbe assumed name of Dah. The Americas Art
School discovered the identity of Mr, Pah, and
offered him iu professorship of sculpture.
The great Russian at once gave up keeping
tavern to come North and accept tbe offer. "He
arrived" short time ago. This evening tbe Art
School held a public Teceptfon in his honor,
amensky bas taken out bis papers and trill
live here as an American citizen.
Dalles on Woolens and Worsteds.
Tbe celebrated question of tariff duties en
woolens and worsteds was argued at length by
several big Importers before Collector Erhsrat
this morning. The special case at issue con
cerned tbe reappralsement of SI invoices of
worsted from Bradford, England. Tha Import
ers asserted tbat the appraiser overestimated
the value of the goods, and accordingly charged
a too high rata of duty. In addition to the im
porters and the custom bouse officials present
at the bearing were several experts, whose tes
timony favored the importers. The collector
expects to make known bis decision the latter
part of this week.
An Episode ef tbe Stfrm,
The Steamship 1 Mar, from New Orleans,
and tbe Steamship California, from Hamburg,
brought into port to-day the first reports of the
big storm at sea. Last Saturday night tbe El
Mar encountered a heavy trale. All Sunday she
ploughed her way through high sets. On Mon
day, off Oape Henry, she ran into a hurricane.
All Tuesday she was tossed about by seas which
her captain describes as the heaviest be ever
saw. The El Mar shipped a great deal of water,
the wayes running higher than the masts, and
bursting above them. The water fell on the
decks with a sound, like thunder. In the after
noon hailstones as big as birds' eggs drove all,
save the captain and the first officer, from tbe
The California bad good weather till she
neared Sandy Hook yesterday. In the morning
she ran into a hurricane, aud was obliged to
lay to. No pilot boats were out to help her.
This morning she passed an outgoing steamship
for Philadelphia, and signaled to her for her
pilot Though tbe seas ran top bigh for safety,
the California put out a boat; commanded by
First Officer Knutb, and manned by two volun
teers from the crew. The pilot was taken from
the passing steamship, and the little boat
started on the return trip. When she came
alongside, the waves bursting over bar filled
her, and the four man lo-the beat wr thrown
into tbe sea. Life ropes were thrown to them,
and tbey were all safely taken aboard.
Settled It far Good.
Mrs. Julia Weller. of 21 Kossuth street,
Union Hill, began a suit for 110,000 damages lor
breach df promise of marriage against Treu
gott Schneider, a wealthy real estate owner, of
West H oboken. two weeks ago. The ease was
to bave been tried in the Circuit Court in
Jersey City this month, To-day Mr, Schneider
called on Mrs. Weller and talked the matter
over with her. In half an hour their differ
ences were settled and they went to Justice
Beinhardt's in WestHoboken, and were mar
ried. Mrs. Weller is 64 years old and Mr.
Schneider is 60.
A LIST OP PATENTS
Issued to Inventor In i'ittsbnrg and Neigh
List of United States patents Issued Tuesday.
September 10, to Western Pennsylvania, East
ern Ohio, and West Virginia Inventors, fur
nished by O. D. Levis, No. 131 Fifth avenue,
Henry U. Barnbart, Marlon, O.. crane: SIbb J.
Berghel, Pittsburg, rack for papers; George C.
Bllcklnsderfer, Erie, typewrittlng machine;
Isaac B. Esslng, Canton, fence machine: Ituilow
L. Fay, Elgin, O., recoil spring for baby carriages;
Benjamin i Green, Pittsburg, bottle stonper:
Joseph J. Johnston. Dayton, O., assignor to Me
Intlre, Slaght& Johnston, hammock and seat sup-
Sorter; William Johnston. Pittsburg, crusher;
Lcarney L. Jones, Flttsburg, piper hanging
machine: Thadens C. Joy. Trasvllle. steam and
heat water radiator: John .Noble, wumot. u.,
washing machine: Henry W. Knight, Columbus,
rain water cut-off; Charles E. Like, Pittsburg,
assignor to Hand Stitch Broom Hewing
Company, Pittsburg, broom corn suing
machine, Josepn G. Moony, Erie, belt pulley;
Joseph G. Moony. Erie, friction clutch:
John D. Miller, Ottovllle. O., fence; John H.
Miller, Newark, O., bating oven: Andrew J.
Obrlst loledo, thill coupling: Alexander 8. Pat
ton, Creighton, Pa., metal forming tool: Charles
M. Schswb. Manball, making metal rolls; Mich
ael M. bbellaberger. Heaves Falls, fence picket
crimping machine: Martin Y. bmlth, Pittsburg,
fot furnace: James H. Bprsgue, Norwalk. O..
awn lantern, or Illuminator: John B. Thels. Day
ton, O.. autographic registering apparatus; Ira
Whaler, Canton, carriage brake: tlllam H. H.
Yount, Troy, O , twisting device for wire fences,
No Excuse for the Chump.
From the Oil City Bllzzard.1
It is true, as tbe philosophers teach, that no
matter bow bright and finely cultivated the
mind may be, when it reaches to its farthest
point in the unknown, beyond its reach is
mystery; yet this does not justify any man in
deliberately being an indifferent and unaspir
A younO lady at Plttston attempted to
drink from a spigot, when she knocked out her
falso teeth and would bave choked had notber
attendant been a physician, who dislodged the
plate and gave her relief.
At Bellefonte a swindler bss been taking
orders for cleaning tombstones. The cleanser
be uses ruins tbe stones after a few days.
A SWARM of bees alighted on the bead of
George Tarrow, of Snydertown, as he was
plowing, and George is now laid up for re
pairs. The conplo tbat contracted to marry at the
Doylestown Fair could not wait, and have
already been united. The Doylestown society
advertising for another couple.
A very tame fox bas been caught on the
premises of Mrs. Beulah Sbarpless, at Water
ville. Delaware county. It probably belongs to
some fox-hunting club, as it refused to be
driven an ay.
Ajj Eastern Ohio girl who advertised for a
correspondent was mad as a wet hen when she
received a reply from a young chap whom she
rejocted three years ago.
When Mrs. Miller, of Charleston, W. Vs,
went to her flour barrel last Sunday morning
she saw a big blacksnake snngly curled up in
tbe flour and fast asleep. She called her son
and he killed the reptile.
A TTJSCABAWA3 cotJKTY (O.) family care
lessly went to bed the other night, leaving the
front door of the. house open. A stray pig
walked in and scared the folks half to death.
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California, it is said, ww iniisilwn
SsUsssLVlV fislftiM tessAM nllsl ssl slfllsssi tsVssUssIl tMtW fjsBSss
years afo she dfeadd ea the Ht ttt her
Tws elfssben efVewsi Awt, Bae-
stoat, f oued is perfect preeervsitiea a saw
mam thermometer, wMeb was Mt store lst
year. It registered SS degrees beiew sett,-
The average annual pay aad aHewaneoe
of tbe chief eogineers in cherae of the- ss-
efeteenr Weatsle ships eaeag ist Mm
sqaaaree no-oc-wr is row.
Tie Geraaa Museum ia yCnmkmt M
bought Prifle Salfcewski's fsee iqWieJ.e ef
araeraBdweepeBe for Sl,a MeeMMM ef
tsaate See value ef the ooUeeUen at MM
A Tray rtirt ae predkta tsMt te fees
tbe ord-fMbieaett sMrt wfeiefc Buttons Jst
front, asd frees wbleh at West ose bmttta wi
missing after every wash.
Nearly 109 Congresses have besa zraJsesi
on to tbe Paris BxpostMen, a4 sheet
was held otteasiMy to oomaoai8 the e
luttouoflTW.sMK Ceegrees be dee wk
that event evea is rte atest resee war.
The steward of tbe Govsnunest
FUhhawk, lying eg Xerwatk, Ceaa
live alligator a day or two age wWe
between thro ui fmr iu la lautti
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It is stated in the :&seiu im NttU
sew professorships in tbe Japanese, Vrrisii
and Hindustani language bave beam frajul
at the University of . PeteestHm, aaflKf
the course ot states la Mmm taajsm'iriM
begin next session.
Eawy prises are deaatHlei fer fVvii fcy
tbe Bar Harbor, Me., dealers. Peaefcee retail
readily there at 15 cents eeeb, wfcite s rauob as
Ha piece bas been obtained for really geed
freestones of large size. Fews, jaeteas aad
bMM are wtresitttMUacJy Wgk.
Benjamin Wilson is the Basse of a eel
ored man who is now confined in tbe Franklin
county jail. Bis incarceration M the result of
anoMiaw about swearing and Wilson's bad
habit of Mefftnity.f He is kaewn as BeaWU
kb, sad W a pft of secae aetc
Ihrw4jfcat IssJy-tfee priaeipal towns
are, one after another, providing BuH dings for
tbe treatment of hydrophobia according to
Pasteur's system, and tbe Mimioipat Ceeneil of
Home bas lately decided to 'devete tbe neces
sary sum of mosey in faraJsfcsaea .Paetesr
Institute there. t'
Probably the loBgeet "se"fc swj
in the world is tbat frees Baeeas Ayre tarrttw
foot of the Andes. It covers 349 kilomotsrs, or
about 275 miles, and is as straight 'as s asrew.
The highest grade is about three feet te the
mile, it crosses no ravine and bo stream, ad
therefore no bridge, '
Jim "White, a Memphis man, wrote" his
name and the date on a H greesbaer, aad when
the bill got around to Chicago the Piafcerteas re
raembered that White bad bewsled tor 15
years for stabbing a man la Elgin. Ke'is sow
in the cooler awaiting trial, aad be Meia him
self regularly 12 tunes per day.
Electricity Is now employed fa India to
prevent snakes from entering dwe&ngs. Be
fore all the doors and around the house two
wires are laid, isolated from each other, sad
connected with an induction apparatus.-- When
the snake attempts to enter tha bouse be com
pletes the circuit and is killed by the shook.
A wonderful aaap of O'Brien county,
la., has been made, and will be on exhibition at
tbe State Fair at Des Moines. -The sap is
wholly composed of corn grains, eaeb town
and township being distlaguisbed by driferent
colors. The railways are marked by rows of
blue-black "squaw corn," and the wages roads
Mr. Heville, the great London baker,
was offered and refused 84,0OO,0W for bis busi
ness shortly before bis death. Ia early life be
failed and bad his accounts settled by the
Bankruptcy Court Later, when his second
venture had made him rich, he paid all his old
creditors the balance of their claims in full,
A buttle factory ia Bridgeport, Conn.,
where about 000 girls have been employed, shut f
dpwn Saturday night, Tbe suspension te likely
tn Vim foiYffntt -fi-rtftt titet Hanf it iMaU that
the bustle bas gone bo largely oat yf tisfclom
that comparatively- no demand for ftjem&oi.
The stand taken by Mrs. Cleveland on the-sab.
ject appear to have been a fatal blow.
A grand fete ont of compliment to r
"America and Corsica." tbe latter as the most
formidable claimant to being the birthplace of
Columbus, will be given on tbe 13th of October
in Paris for the celebration of "tbe 387th anni
versary of tho discovery of the New World."
There will be a procession of delegates from
all the American States aad from the West
Major "Wall, of MdDonongh, Ga., set s
steel trap 'for a rat The first pass tbe rodent
made at the trap he got his tail ont clean off to
where that apnendage formed a junction with
his spinal column. Not being satisfied with the
fondling be received at the jaws of the trap, be
returned after his wound, healed and bad an
other set-to with the trap, in which encounter
be lost a bind leg, which was shaved oft close
to the body. After this bad got well he re
turned to the trap and thrust his bead in It
The clay pipe industry is remarkable
from more than one point of vie w. Tbe manu
facture Is essentially French and its importance
is dally Increasing; despite the formidable com
petition of wooden pipes and cigarettes. One
pipe manufactory occupies an area of about
100,000 square feet and gives emnloyment to
from 600 to 600 persons, exclusive of children
Jess than 13 years of age. The annual product
is 120,000 gross. The number of styles la infinite
and is dally increasing, as tbe dealers are con
tinually asking for new models. "-
WHAT WILD WITS AKB SATING.
Jersey lightning never strikes twice in the
same place. When a man gets one dose he starts
at once for civilization. Xrfif.
Fizz There is at least ono maa .with,
whom life Is always spring. it.
Qnlzz And who is thatf
jrtzs An acrobat Boston Herald.
Little Johnnie Day lies here,
He neither cries nor frets;
He Just had reached bis 13th year
Cigarettes. BoiUm Cornier.
"I don't understand how yon can stay so
continually in the house this summer. I feel as if
I must getaway, if only to see some new faces.
"Oil don't need to go for that My wife has a
new servant every day." Flieatndt Blatter.
PUT 'XX AWAT.
Now put away the yachting clothes,
The flannel shirt and pants,
And then the ysehtmin's sunburned nose
, To heal will have a chance.
Serious for Her, Mr. Fastandloosa
Marriage Is a very serious business.
Mr. Candid Are you contemplating ltf
Mr. F. lam.
Mr. O. Well, I shonld ssy u Is a mighty serious
business for the girt, whoever she is. Boston
Kubbing it In. Visitor Ton are the
editor of the rrtton Qaiette, I understand?
Convict Yes, sir.
Visitor Then you have a pleasanter life than
your comrades here?
Conviet-Do I? Look at that pile of contributed
Miss Plantagenet De-Vere That man's
attentions to me are most offensive, and hs has
the reputation of being a fortune hunter. Do
you snpnose It is papa's wealth that allures
Miss Dolly Tucker (thoughtfally)-Wby, what
lse can It be?-Life.
A Serious Mistake. Enraged father
Well, that's tbe last time I'll ever be foot enough
to give any of my daughters a wedding check.
Mother-Why, Charles? There's nothing wrong,
Enraged father Yes, but there is. That fool of
a son-tn-law has gone and had It eahed.-Juda'.
"Have you been to the seashore this sum
mer?" "Ho, we really couldn't afiord It this season.
We bought an English lord for fanny, and. as we
have several younger daughters rspldly p-,
preaching's marriageable age, we felt compelled
to economize. Those lords coma high, b h
girls will have 'em." pocA.
"George," remarked Mrs. Jackhigh to her
husband, "who is this Bam Taylor I heard yoa
and Major Johnson talking about? Is he a good
A good wsltsr. my dear? What do yoa
Vhr. T TioarH nn H the Jlalor that down at
the club the other night 8 Taylor came tn with
a tray mil and dropped Ms pile, snd I thought
thathemnstbavebeeaveryeareless." And then
Oeorge gated out of the wlndowltb.a fr-wy
loot in his eyes. JiV.