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""PITTSBURG. THURSDAY. SEP. 26. 1888.
Young Mr. Ives,well and variously
"known as the "if apoleon of "Wall street,"
"the master thief of "Wall street," the dash
ing "financier, "and so forth, did not exactly
secure an acquittal yesterday, hut he got
the next most desirable thing, a divided
and discharged jury. The considerations
which induced two jurors to stand out for
acquittal ire not stated. "Whether it was a
case of personal sympathy or a foggy state
of mind produced by Ives' counsel is im
material. The fact is that while there is
hardly ever much difficulty or delay in
getting a verdict against a defendant whose
operations are on a small scale, there is
something so immense about "irregulari
ties" which involve hundreds of thousands
or millions of dollars that there is usually
some one on the jury who can be persuaded
not to see the transaction in the light thrown
upon it by the prosecution.
The career of Ives has been extensively
commented upon as the most extraordinary
that the business annals of the country pre
sent. The proceedings by which he gained
control of, and subsequently wrecked, the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton road, are
conceded to have been unapproached for
audacity even in the history of the boldest
speculations. Should the prosecution again
fail on the particular charges upon which
the jury yesterday disagreed, there are so
many other matters in the railroad deal
upon which Ives can be held that his
chance of ultimate escape is very remote
The final outcome of the brief but extra
ordinary career of this meteor of "Wall street
certainly will not promise encouragement
for imitators. The precocity ot youthful
cenius ceases to dazzle when it brings up in
a losing wrestle with the courts.
THE CHINESE INVASION.
"Is civilization a failure or is the Cau
casian played out?" This exclamation
quoted from the fervent rhyme of Truthful
James seems peculiarly appropriate to the
feelings of the Pittsburg ward worker on
learning that the purpose of the application
for naturalization papers to a Chinaman,
refused in the United States Court yester
day, was to qualify him for appointment on
the police force. The idea of appointing a
representative of the Central Flowery King
dom to a place of which there are not
enough to go around among the Caucasian
race, is calculated to make the laborers in
municipal elections feel that they are ruined
liy Chinese cheap labor. The application
for naturalization was refused on account of
the law of 1882; hut the political rank and
file may not unnaturally feel inclined to ask
the Department of Public Safety to explain
this rumored disposition toward wasting
good police positions on 3 Chinaman whose
laundry supporters could not carry a single
TEE CAMPAIGN FUND CEE1TFICATE8.
The publication of that scheme by which
subscribers to the Republican campaign fund
ore to receive an elegantly engraved certifi
cate, with the payments distributed over a
term of years, naturally arouses an outcry
from the opposition. The Democratic
papers are prompt to scent boodle in the
project, and so impartial a specimen of the
mugwump class, as the Providence Jour
nal considers it "rather significant evidence
that the party conscience has beeuso warped
by the methods of Quay and Dudley as to
take complacently to a perpetual corruption
fund of this kind."
As The DisrATcn pointed out when it
published this scheme, its character as a
corruption fnnd depends entirely upon the
way in which the money is used. "We have
heretofore argued the deterioration iu both
parties shown by their reliance upon
large campaign funds as the chief lever of
political work. But with regard to this
method of raising funds it remains to he
seen whether its success in raising money
first, and the use it is put to next, justify
the judgment which puts it down to cor
ruption. Indeed, a much more obvious criticism of
the plan would take quite another view of
the certificates. So far as we can see they
have exactly the tame value, on a somewhat
enlarged scale, as the prettily printed card
which the regular Sunday school scholar
gets on putting a penny into the missionary
. fund. That so juvenile a device will ex
tract the funds from the Republican rank to
any excessive amount, we consider more
E0BSEEY ON DOUBLE TUSH.
In the growth of Southern industries, the
train robbing business appears to have
reached the height of a boom. The two
cases 'in which trains were successfully
stopped and plundered in the South yester
day indicate that the fiery Southrons are not
more prompt on the trigger when confronted
with the muzzle of a revolver in the hands
of a highwayman than the meek rail
roader over the far "Western plains,
or the mudsill trainmen o! the
"Wisconsin forests. "Without desiring to
raise any sectional feeling, it might be
suggested that a large share of the energy
and powder which the Southerners expend
in suppressing apocryphal negro insur
rections might profitably be directed to
locating lead mines in the bodies of the
professional train robbers. The national
extent of these crimes calls for urgent
measures and quickness of the trigger
wherever they appear.
riNANCIEBING TOE TEE FAIR.
The true inwardness of the financiering
for the "World's Fair heightens the likeli
hood that Congress in the end will have to
supply the wherewithal. "We hare heard
much in the papers of Chicago's guaranteed
millions, and of Uew York's promised
millions too. "We will hear much more yet
in the bluffing vein from both places. But
it is solemnly stated, nevertheless, that the
only real, tangible money so far put up in
New York is Mr. Dana's 510,000, and $50,
000 from Roswell P. Flower. "What re
mains of the millions is in the nature of
prospectus, programme, probability, possi
bility, pledges with conditions attached, and
so forth. Chicago's financiering is bolder
but even more deceptive. A stock
company with $10,000,000 capital is
the plan there. Nobody need
feel surprised that the stock is pretty
nearly all taken, since but 2 per tent is re
quired to be paid in now, with no further
call until Chicago is selected lor the site.
Every man, woman and child in Chicago
has been invited to become a shareholder,
an immediate payment of 20 cents enabling
any one to sign for a 510 share. How far the
remaining 59 80 can be relied on as forth
coming may be inferred from the fact that so
little regard is had to the ability of the sub
scribers to meet the balance of their obliga
tions. A railroad, or a bank, or any other
business enterprises, would not, of course, be
thought ot seriously on the basis of sub
scriptions like these but they will do to
print and make a big showing for the
For the moment there is no talk in the
rival quarters of asking Uncle Sam to help
out; but that will come later. About the
same time it may dawn upon Congress that
if the Exposition is to be a national one,
and if Uncle Sam is expected to supply the
funds, tbenation'scapital is the proper place
to have it Meantime the competition between
the big city of the East and the big city of
the "West, as to which can make the biggest
promises, has all the exciting interest which
attaches to that frequent incident of a poker
game which is commonly known as "bluff-
THE EESPONSIBILITY HIGHER TJP.
The Teport is that Twombley, the engi
neer who caused the fatal collision at Chica
go, had the reputation of a drinking man,
and was intoxicated when the accident oc
curred. This puts a grave responsibility
upon him, but leaves even a greater respon
sibility on the officers of the road who left
him in a position where his failing could
produce such fatal results.
Of course a man whose recklessness and
intoxication cause the loss of life cannot
plead his personal vice as an excuse or pal
liation. But there is nevertheless a degree
of irresponsibility in his position. No such
irresponsibility, however, can be urged on
behalf of the officers who, knowing that
fault, left ,him in the place, where
it resulted fatally. "Whatever the motives
for such negligence may have been, they
wtre totally insufficient to warrant the
hazard to the public of an intoxicated en
gineer. If it is true, as reported, that the
superiors of this engineer knew that he was
a drinking man, they ought to be liable to
severe punishment for criminal negligence.
Most certainly there is no adequate pro
tection to the traveling public if railroad
officialp, by reason of favoritism or for any
other motives, can put drunken engineers in
charge of trains, without being htld crim
TO THE DOGS.
"Cave caneml" would take on a new
meaning if the example of the Newfound
land dog who was recently caught robbing a
house in Baltimore were to be generally
followed by the canine race. The criminal
annals of the country contain few if any
parallels of this Baltimore bow-wow's ob
liquity. He had a hnman accomplice, it is
true, but he committed the actual stealing
unassisted. He seems to have been a sad
dog, for whose reform there is little hope.
Luckily the average dog is not conscious
of his burglarious powers. If he thieves at
all, the thefts are usually trifling, involving
bones or waste matters that are of little or
no value to anybody else. A dog we knew,
once carried his robberies to a systematic
finish rarely heard of. He robbed butchers
exclusively, but he never selected a victim
within two miles of home. By this means
he was able to enjoy for many years a large
addition to his regular rations. But at last
he went once too olteu to the butcher's. He
was never seen again unless may be in
sausages. Another dog who was not
properly aware , of the distinction
between mcum and tuum stole one
by one about SO dog biscuits, and buried
each of them separately in the garden. But
a snowstorm came up and buried the
ground and the biscuits under several leet
of snow, which did not melt for a month,
and the unhappy thief did not get a single
It is decidedly unpleasant to think of the
trusty friend of man as a burglar, and we
sincerely trust that the dogs of Allegheny
county and in some places they outnumber
the human population will not be per
suaded to lollow in their Baltimorean
brother's footsteps. Of course notoriety
may seem attractive to some curs, but we
must respectfully remind them that a vio
lent death usually accompanies publicity
of this sort
THE ABABIAN IMMIGRATION.
The objections to the reported immigra
tion of Arabs, which have been heard since
those ancient nomads have appeared in this
country by the modern methods of travel,
rouses a Western cotemporary to put in a
plea for giving the Arabs a show. It points
out that there are immense tracts of desert
lands in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and
California, that no railway corporation or
cattle baron desires to grab, and asks why
the Arabs should not be permitted to enter
in and occupy those lauds.
This might be well enough if it was
what the Arabs came for. The fact pre
sents itself, however, that the sons of Ish
mael do not have to come to the new hem
isphere in order to find deserts. They have
at their very doors in Arabia,Egypt and
Africa the largest and most inexhaustible
stock of deserts possessed by the known
world. Is it conceivable that any enterpris
ing Arab who can take up whole States of
desert land in the Sahara and elect himself
as a Sheik or Senator to the Soudanese Con
gress, should journey all the way to the
United States in order to get a mere quarter
section of Nevada sage brush and furnish a
population which will maintain seats for a
couple ol California millionaires in the
United States Senate?
Exactly why the Arabs, who, by the way
are not Arabs, but Syrians, come to this
country, it is hard to guess. In view of
the clear indication that it is not for the
purpose of taking up pre-emption or home
stead claims, in the deserts, the authorities
should take pains to impress upon tbetn that
this is a land where people have to work. A
discovery of that sort may make this coun
try less attractive to our Oriental re-cn-lorcements.
Tub reriorted declaration of a window
glass manufacturer, that this industry needs
the proposed combination, in order to "keep
prices down and prevent the importation of
foreign window glass" puts the scheme in a
novel light From the complaints which
have been heard on the score of -low prices,
it was understood that the glass. trade had
no trouble in keeping prices fully as low as
any member of the trade deems necessary.
THE perfect and bright fall weather of
the past three days confers unalloyed enjoy
ment on every one except the unhappy
prophets, who had scheduled storms and
earthquakes for the present week.
Mb. John L. Sullivan is asserting
that the reported declaration of Mb, setting
forth his desire and intention to enter upon
a Congressional career is a base fabri
cation, and puts him "in n ridiculous posi
tion." John must have discovered that the
business of a Congressional canvass is in
compatible with the highly ornate sprees,
for which he has such "an indubitable
Mb. Chatjhcey M. Deeew was as elo
quent as usual at the New York Republi
can convention, but it is intimated that his
oratory was not half so eioquent as the
silence of Hiscock and Miller.
New Yoek is offering fame and fortune
to the man who will invent a novelty for
the use of that city's exposition as original
and startling as the Eiffel tower. How
would it do to have the New York courts
succeed in convicting a notorious and whole
sale thief instead of failing in every such
Boulaxgeb at least is thoroughly con
vinced of the fundamental truth of the
proverb that republics are ungrateful to
those who furnish them political amuse
ment. One of the inevitable features in politics
is presented to the public anew, in the fact
that as soon as there is any talk of Cabinet
changes, Hon. John R. Thomas, of Illinois,
bobs up serenely once more with his alleged
mortgage on the Navy portfolio.
"With steel rails at 530 per ton and the
New England cotton mills goings into full
operation, 1889 is making an undeniable
record for business prosperity.
"Wrrii Clans Spreckels running one big
refinery in Philadelphia, another in New
Orleans, and two or three in San Francisco,
the public can hope for cheap sugar once
more, until the big contestants conclude to
pool their issues again.
The Valley road connection with Pitts
burg, and a new line from this city to Lake
Erie, is taking the shape of a definite
promise for future realization.
The Emsworth people are beginning to
appreciate the tact that if they can estab
lish their own competing gas company that
fuel may come down from the position of a
luxury to that of an economy within the
reach of all.
The t rain robbing industry in the South
appears to be sharing in the general activity
The declaration of the Virginia Quakers
against Mahone should suggest to the heads
of the party the incompatibility of an
alliance between an administration of
morality and a political organization of dis
honesty. One year in the workhouse as a sentence
for bigamy does not seem very severe, hut it
will probably restrain the marrying pro
pensities of the person sent to the workhouse,
for at least the next twelve months.
PEOPLE OP PR0UINEKCB.
Mb. James McNeill Whistler, the ec
centric artist, is again threatening to visit
America, He proposes to stand and deliver
what he calls his "Ten O'clock." a-lecture so
called because It begins at 10 o'clock at night
Air. Whistler is the original of Bunthorne, in
"Patience," and is one of the most talked of
men about London. His housekeeper stood as
the model for his picture, the "Woman in
White," which was exhibited In this country
some years ago.
The Maryland Legislature, which is to he
elected in .November, will choose a United
States Senator. Among the candidates for the
position are Senator Wilson, Governor E. E.
Jackson, John Brown, James Alfred Pearce
and Henry Page.
Mb. A. C. Gunteb is one of tho most fortu
nate of authors. Instead of receiving the
usual beggarly 10 per cent royalty on the sale
ot his novels, ho pockets the entire net re
turns, which, on his three books, all published
within two years, amount to the nice little sum
Cablyle was a most eccentric man rude,
rough and almost brutal sometimes. An Ameri
can, who called upon him at his modest house
in Cheyne row, Chcl'ea, found the philosopher
stretched at full length on an old rag, smoking
a red clay pipe with a stem a yard long. With
out rising, he pointed to a chair, and asked his
visitor whether ho would have a pipe and a
glass of whisky. Both being declined, the
sage cned out in a deep Scotch voice: "What,
an American, and not drink or smoko ! Why,
man, youare not true to the best productions
of your country. I imoko American tobacco
and drink American w hisky."
A good story is told of Governor Tom Ben
nott, now a citizen of Richmond, Ind., who
presided over the destinies of Idaho more than
a decade ago. A member of the Legislature,
who had been annoyed b7 his neighbor's hog,
introduced a bill compelling the owner to keep
the prescribed animal within a pen. The bill
passed and went up to Governor Bennett for
his approval. To the surprise of the members
and the chagrin of its sponsor, it was returned
with bis veto. When asked tho reason, ho ex
claimed: "I don't believe in tho bill in the
first place, and if I did. I wouldn't sign a bill
that spelled hog with a big H and Governor
with a little g."
Senator Shaeon, whose unfortunate con
nection with the notorious Sarah Althea Hill
caused his death, was a man of generous im
pulses. Originally a lawyer, ho went Into real
estate speculations and failed; became a broker
in San Francisco, and was cleaned out Ral
ston, then in his glory, took him up, sent bim
to Nevada to look after the interests of the
Bank of California. He showed marked ability
in protecting Ralston's loans; secured some
valuable mines, bought a profitable railroad,
and became Senator Sbaron, of Nevada. When
Ralston died ho assumed bis debts, and settled
on Mrs. Ralston, after she bad been abandoned
by all her friend?, a fortune of nearly half a
million of dollars, assigning as a reason, "She
is tho widow of my benefactor." ,
Comjiodoue Vandebbilt made J100.000,
000, beglnninc with no money and very little
education. Ho could write his name, and that
was about tho extent of his scholastic acquire
ments. His name, which was good for any
amount on a check, was not much to look at
He conld not pronounce the letter V, and al
ways called himself Wanderbllt A new clerk
at the postoffice greatly annoyed him by look
ing for his letters under the Ws. "Don't look
among the Ws; look among the Wees," said
the millionaire. At the age of 80. tho Commo
dore was a match for the wholo street He
opened all his own letters, dictated his an
swers on the margin; spent an hour in trans
acting business involving many millions, and
then went to bis stables. He was very proud
of bis horses, and liked to lead the road and
he generally did.
Ilnrd to Mm eh.
From the Chicago lew.1
Senator Evart, of New York, is visiting
among the English nobility. Any member of
the nobility who has not provided himself with
an unabridged dictionary will find himself in a
bad fix when he rubs up against the senator.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Kntnrc'a Fall Opening Not DIneb to Look At
SonpWitl Not Save Him A Rational
Doc Sweet Sympathy.
Fkoji present appearances there will not be
a very brilliant display of autumnal tints in the
foliage this year. A row of maple trees near
Edgeworth, in the Sewlckley Valley, which in
other years has been notable for the gorgeous
color it lent to a beautiful landscape In f he fall,
is already nearly bare of leaves. The unusual
humidity of the summer is responsible for
this. The dogwood trees, which are about the
first to wear autumn's bright livery, are in the
same plight most of them having shed their
The hickories are beginning to turn yellow,
but it is not so varied a color as usual. All tho
transformation of nature at. this season prom
ises to take on a sober and sad tinge, as if the
trees had not the heart to mark the departure
of so sloppy a summer with decorations of any
SOAP WON'T SAVE HIM.
September's sun shines over all.
And everywhere the public can
Admire the harmony this fall
That rests on plans Republican,
lint still there seems tho deuce to pay
In fair Virginia's State alone,
'Whence comes the cry to Mr. (Juay
For soap to save poor Boss Mahone.
The Seyetono State Is safe enough.
For strong In clubs Is Boyer's band;
And clubs are trumps, quite quantum suff.
To keep the party in command.
Ohio's lit for victory;
To Indiana's help has flown
The sturdy youngster, Ba'oo McKee
"I must have soap, " says Boss Mahone.
Yes soap might help him. " Mr. Quay
Remarks, and rubs awhile his chin.
lie will not send the soap to-day
To waste good soap would be a sin.
For from Virginia's shores the news,
Sad but too straight, has swiftly flown
That soap her voters mean to use
To wash their hands of Boss Mahone.
There is a little black and tan terrier in
this town who possesses something very like
rational power. In fact a lady who knows him
intimately declares that ho is uncanny in his
A few weeks ago, while this small dog was
being washed upstairs, one of the ladles of the
household discovered in a corner of tho parlor
a bone, which the dog had evidently hidden
there. She threw the bone out of the window.
When the dog came down from his bath ho
went straight to the spot where the bone had
lain. Either he was hungry or he was sus
picious. There was no doubt about his feel
ings wnen he discovered that tne bone bad
been removed. As he turned and looked about
the room his anger was shown by every part of
him. It happened that the lady who had
thrown the bone away entered the room at this
moment with a domestic The dog looked at
both of tbcm intently, and apparently read the
guilty secret of one of them aright for he flew
at her the next moment with great savageness,
and tried very hard to bite her. He was re
Surely, the ability to reason Is shown In the
conduct of this dog.
No love had I when Beauty came;
And she to me inclined.
Her looks did not my heart inflame,
Kor her I had no mind.
No lov. had I when Vassar put
A learne i maid In view.
She wrote her love In Latin but
Her stockings were too blue.
And still no love at all bad 1
When rich Miss Crossus smiled;
But though I hated poverty,
I would not be beguiled.
No love bad I until she spoke.
Who read my ev'ry thought.
And knew me not as other folk,
But as a sweetheart ought.
A lo e have I who's sure to be
My -ove always sweet Sympathy.
A LABGE CROP OF CORN.
Tho Outlook Is Now More Promising Than nt
First Snppoaed. ...
Chicago, September 25 The Farmer1! Re
view, in its next issue, will publish the follow
ing: Present indications point to a much larger
corn crop than has been anticipated by the
statisticians generally. Tbe quality, however,
will not be equal to that of 18S8, except in Iowa,
Missouri, Kentucky and Kansas. Tbe latter
State will harvest a fine crop this year to offset
tbe failure of last The condition of corn in
Nebraska was excellent during the early part
ot the growing season, hut hotwinds in August
brought down the high averages in some coun
ties, and early frosts damaged late planted com
in localities. The low condition of maize in
other States is easily accounted for by tbe un
favorable season. Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, Michl
gan and Wisconsin suffered from a cold, wet
spring, which was very favorable for cut worms,
followed by a long drouth in July and August
Minnesota and Dakota suffered for rain the
season through. It is as jot too early to esti
mate tbe probable yield of shelled corn, but
from tbe reports of correspondents, we esti
mate the crop as follows:
State. Acreage. Bushels. Bushels.
Illinois 7.783,790 34 261,818,860
Indiana 3,676,71) 30 132.162.064
Ohio 2,747,600 S7 10I.C6L200
Kentucky. 3,223,880 30 96.716,400
Missouri 6,732,275 41 276,023,275
Iowa 8,001,994 42 336,299,758
Kansas 6.220,591 40 243,824,540
Nebraska 4,629,677 23 175,927,726
Michigan 957,833 36 34,432,163
"Wisconsin 1,016,232 34 34,531,888
Minnesota 724,951 29 21,023,579
Dakota 816,621 25 20,415,625
Assuming that the crop in other
Mates will be equal to that of 1SSS, or 515,275,000
Total crop of 18S9 will be 2,258,292,083
Against a total In 1SS8 of. 1, DOT, 790, too
We summarize the reports of correspondents
relative to the present condition of corn as follow :
Illinois. 92 per cent: ludlana, 94: Ohio, 81; Ken
tucky, 101; Missouri. 93; Iowa, 93: Kansas, 110; Ne
braska, 96; Wisconsin, 7J; Michigan, 6a; Minne
sota, 82; Dakota, 71.
IT PULLED DOWN HIS CHIN.
Tbe Extractlngof n Tooth Makes a Fellow'
Chin a Foot Long.
BlEMIjrailAM, ALA., September 25. People
who were around the Union depot here this
morning saw the most remarkablo physical
deformity that has ever been seen in these
parts. It was a colored man with a chin 12
inches long by actual measurement and only
2X incnes wide at the widest place. His mouth
had been drawn down at least 3 inches below
the nose, and it was with difficulty ho could
eat so contracted had become the orifice.
When asked what caused him to be 1n such
an unsightly condition, be said that about six
months ago be bad an aching tooth palled, and
the dentist injured bis jawbone. From that
time on be suffered great pain, and his chin
began swelling and his faco getting out of
shape until it bad assumed it present shape.
The colored man's name was Tobias Wilklns
He lives at Hull, Ala. and was going to Atlanta
to be treated.
FOR THE SUPREME BESCU.
Hon. Alfred Russell, of Detroit, a Candidate
for tho Vacnnt Place.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THB DISFATCTM
Washington, Soptember 25, Michigan Re
publicans have for somo months been urging on
President Harrison tbe fitness of Hon. Alfred
Russell, of Detroit, for the vacancy on the
Supreme Bench. Secretary Proctor, a class
mate of Mr. Russell, has taken great interest
in his candidacy. A prominent gentleman just
arrived from Deer Park says the President Is
seriously discussiue Mr. Russell's name.
Mr. Russell is about 60 years of age and a
native of Vermont Senator Edmunds has fre
quently taken occasion to speak of his legal
ability. He has held but one office, that of
United States District Attorney under Grant
From the Detroit Journal.l
"Washington couldn't tell a He even when he
saw one," says an exebangc. That may have
been true in the early days of the Republic, but
nowadays when Washington "sees" a lie it goes
it several better.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Father Joseph P. Dole.
Chicago, September 25. The Eev. Father
Joseph 1'. Botes, head of St. Mary's parish, was
found dead In his :halr at bis parsonage this
morning. He died of heart disease, probablr
about midnight. '
London, September 23, Ella Cook, the poetess.
aiea w-uar at w imoicaon, wucro sue naa lived la
seclusion for many rears, bae was born In lms.
. DREAMING OF 0-J)AY.
' The Old Ladlea at the Home for Aged Peo
ple All Rendv for To-Day'a Notable
Reception Tho Preparations Made Yos
.terday Tbe Weddlae of Yesterday
The old ladles at tbe Home for Aged People
in Wilkinsburg must have bad bright dreams
last mcht They certainly had material enough
to build visions upon, for all day yesterday
their wealthy benefactresses were busy at the
institution preparing .for the annual reception
to-day, at which they exoect to entertain about
The most Interesting feature to-day will be
the tible filled with the old ladles' work, and
every inmate of the house is represented at
that table, even to tbe poor old blind woman
who has knotted the fringe on a towel, equally
a, wpll as soma favnrnri urtth nfirhc wntild do.
She, by tho way, is one of the pets of the lnsti-
tutlop, for in spite of her infirmity she is so
cheerful and happy. By bearing the voice of
any one of the directors or ladies connected
with tbe house sbe can tell immediately who
it is. She .said yesterday: "Oh, we arn't in
visiting trim to-day, we are all busy, but to
morrow we'll all have our 'Sunday faces' on
and onr silk dresses.'r
Mrs. L. W. Watt and her daughter, Mrs.
Quincy Scott will preside over the old ladies'
table, on which will be found everything that
an accd person's Imagination could conjure up,
and some articles manufactured in the fashion
of 50 years ago. Quilts, sboebags, stocking
bags, work baskets, pin cushions, aprons of all
descriptions, and iron holders in such an im
mense variety and number that it would seem
every house in Pittsburg could be supplied
with several. A great deal of skill is here ex
hibited in knitted articles, mittens with plain
and fancy backs, and of every color. Laces iu
a variety of patterns and colors. For every
article on this table the old ladies furnlsbed
the materials themselves and did the work, so
tbey are allowed to Bet the price, and when
sold they retain one-half of the proceeds for
"pin money," the remainder going to the sup
port of tbe house,
Mrs. Samuel Fisher, Mrs. John Caldwell and
Mrs. Brown, assisted by Misses Dalzell. Cald
well and Miller, will have charge of the fancy
work table. Here is a decided contrast to tbe
old ladies' table, as might be expected. Tbe
articles are all made and donated by the Board
of Directors and their friends. Everything
that is dainty and new is to be found on this
table, and the articles, one and all, are evi
dence of exquisite taste and unlimited financial
resources. Drapes Mantel scarfs, dresser
sets, bair receivers, chair backs, handker
chief cases and pincushions In the most endless
variety of material and in the most novel and
unique designs. Dolls Dolls of every descrip
tion, in fact a whole family of dolls, from the
baby doll, with its pretty little soft mull robe
and white merino cloak, to the lull fledged so
The glassware table, to which all the promi
nent glassworks have donated, will be presided
over by Mrs. Samuel Fulton, and will be a very
popular table on account of the beauty and
useininess oi tne ware aispiayeo. .uuncu win
bo served from 12 o'clock to 4 The menu will
ba elegant, as Mrs. Samuel Chadwick, Mrs.
Jobn Dalzell, Mrs. Judge Mellon, Mrs. Jane
Gorman and Mrs. David Bell will have entire
charge. With four spacious dining rooms they
will be able to entertain a large number of visi
tors. In addition to tbe lunches. Ice cream,
cake and fruit will be served in a charming
little refreshment room, presided over by
Misses Mary L. Jackson and Jane Holmes.
This reception is the one great event of the
year to the 55 old ladles congregated together
in the institution, and in their quaint old-fashioned
expressions they betray the interest and
the enthusiasm with which thoy look forward
to the day. "Why Tve been working on these
iron-holden ever since last reception," said
one, and "I've just been making aprons and
aprons all summer to sell to-morrow."
The care of this happy household depends
unon Miss Elizabeth Carter, matron, and Miss
Ellen Hultz, assistant The officers are: Miss
Jane Holmes, President; Mrs. Samuel McKee,
Vice President; Mrs. Mary Thurston. Secre
tary, and Miss Mary L. Jackson, Treasurer.
AN EAST END WEDDING..
Miss Knihcrlno Sloney Mnrrled to Dr. Harry
Tho wedding of Miss Katherlno Stoney and
Dr. Hurry Phillips, which .took place at Cal
vary Church, East End, last evening, proved
quite a magnet The church was crowded with
prominent society people, East Liberty, Pitts
burg and Allegheny being represented.
Under Miss Killikelly's skillfnl touch the
organ pealed forth Mendelssohn's Wedding
Marcb. The bride, leaning uppn ta e arm of her
father, preceded by the ushers, met the groom
and best man at the altar. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. George Hodges. Mr. Ewart
acted as best man, Messrs. Hart Van Oaten
Lizgett and Bmgler as ushers,
The bride was a vision of gfflish beauty in
white silk, cut en trains. Sbe carried a large
bouquet of bride roses tied with white satin
ribbon. The selections of music were from
Hugenots, Gnellinante, Mendelssohn, Wagner
and Loesborn. There are five sisters in tbe
family, and this is tbe third one that has been
married in Calvary Church, Miss Killikelly
presiding at tbe organ tor all of. them.
After the wedding a reception was held at the
residence of the brine's parents, on Roup street
The floral decorations, consisting of cut flowers,
ferns and potted plants, were unusually fine,
and were furnished by A. M. A J. B. Murdoch.
Tbe supper was served by Kuhn, the East End
IN A SOCIAL WAT.
Some Little Scraps of Local Gossip for
The Golden Rod. although the national
flower, is not a favorite with Pittsburg florists.
They say it is minus a value on account of its
plentifnlness in the suburbs of the city. On
all tbe country roads leading from the Pan
handle Railroad the stalks of tbe yellow
flowers are as thick as hops. Up the Allegheny
valley on both eidescof the river It flourishes.
Consequently the Pittsburg dealers in flowers
hope no Golden Rod fad will arise, because it
will never pay them.
The Misses Mary, Sadie and Teresa Mooney,
of Sandusky street Allegheny, accompanied by
their uncle, Mr. Joseph Daily, of Manito, 111,,
arrived home yesterday, after a tonr of three
months of traveling in Ireland, London, Paris,
Rome and other points of interest on tbe con
tinent THE engagement of Miss Cora If. Easton and
Mr. Jobn H. Hubbard is announced. Miss
Easton Is the daughter of W. W. Easton, in
tbe well known firm of Biber & Easton, Mr.
Hubbard is ono'of the firm of Hubbard &. Co.
The marriage will occur sometime in tbe near
The furniture that has been ordered for tho
new Duquesue Clnb House will surprise the
people here. It will be the most elaborate in
A "reverential smile" Is what a Pittsburg
belle designates falling in love with her pastor.
The art gallery is considered to bo the whole
Exposition by the frequenters of city studios.
THE advance salo for tbe Booth-Modjeska
engagement of next week at the Grand Opera
House begins to-day. Tbe following Is tho
repertoire for the week: Monday, "The Mer
chant of "Venice;" Tuesday and Thursday,
Hamlet:" Wednesday and Friday, "Riche
lieu;" Saturday matinee, "Much Ado About
Nothing;" Saturday night, double bill tragedy
and comedy "The Fool's Revenge," and
"MY Aunt Bkidget," famous everywhere
as one of the most mirth-provoking skits of the
day, will follow the 'U. S. Mall" at the Bijou.
On Tnesday (G. A. R. Day) there will be a
special matinee. The box office opens for the.
sale of seats this morning.
Ax 1 o'clock this afternoon Prof. Seymour,
the mind reader now at tho World's Museum,
will give one of his 'celebrated driving tests,
finding a hidden article, no matter how far he
may have to drive in a carriage in search
THE first operettes of the season will be
given at Harris' next week by the ever popular
Wilbur Opera Company, which appears in
repertoire, opening with "Princess Trebi
zonde." Kennedy's Bright Lights will hold the
boards at Harry Williams' Academy next
week. It is spoken of as a strong combina
tion. NEW AMERICAN STEAMSHIP LINE.
Its Vessels Will Not Trnverao tbe Ocean,
but tho Great Lakes.
Detroit, September 25. The second of
three large wooden steamships for the Ogdens
burg Transit Company will bo launched by the
Detroit Dry Dock Company from their ship
yard at the foot of Orleans street at 2:15 on
Thursday afternoon. These ships will form a
line between Chicago and Ogdcnsburg In con
nection with the Central Vermont Railroad.
Junt the Style for awlnc.
From the New York l'rcss.l
Tbe great American hog has two legs. You
are quite as likely to find blm under a nobby
silk tilo, and a fur-Hned' overcoat .as In rough
and homely garb. ,v c !
EHGLIBH YIEWS'OFTHE UNITED STATES.-"
What a Tory Orson Predicts Woald Happen
If Ireland Got Home Rale.
From the London Spectator.
We are convinced that American opinion
and American strength, a strength irresistible
by any European State if It were once fully
exerted, constitute two of tbe many dangers
which would result from tbe concession of
home rule. That measure would almost Infalli
bly result In a declaration of Independence.
Some of the Irish leaders may be quits sincere
in declaring, as tbey do when speaking on this
side of tbe water, that they bave no such
scheme in their heads; but their best motive is
the desire to be a nation with a separate career,
and without Independence they are not such a
nation. The highest and therefore in tbe long
run the most operative aspirations of their
people, would not be gratified by liberty as a
parish. England would always be accused of
intriguing, always hated for her wealth, always
suspected of meditating invasion; the causes of
friction would be endless, and some of them
justly resented by the weaker side, and In some
impulsive hour the final declaration would be
The vote once passed in Dublin, tbe inde
pendence of Ireland would be recognized by
the American Union in a week. A hundred
motives would induce the politicians of Wash
ington to recommend that course, and the peo
ple, after a moment of hesitation, would accept
the advice. They bave never quite forgiven
England for recognizing the belligerent rights
of tbe South. Tbey bave never forgotten that
their own freedom was In part owing to French
assistance, and that their success has, never
theless, never in all the subsequent time em
barrassed France, except indeed, by making
her for a-rooment think Lafayette a great man.
All tbe desire to give Great Britain a lesson,
which deflects American politics before every
Fresideutal election, all the aspiration to
stretch tbe States over the provinces of tbe
Dominion to the pole, all tbe anxieties of both
parties to rivet tbe Irish vote, and all the float
ing impression of Irish suffering, would tend
together to Induce the Union to protect Ire
land. That would mean war with a State stronger
tban ourselves, with 2,000,000 of allies, ready to
die for ber, living in our own streets, and with
an indefensible territory, which yet must be
defended, stretching along ber side. Even un
der those circumstances, England might sur
vive or emerge victorious; but to say that tbey
would not be serious .circumstances, or that
Ireland, in tbe event of rebellion, could be sub
dued with ease, is utter folly. Ko State, how
ever powerful, will over aeain do with ease any
thing to which the American Republic is
strongly opposed. There is not a diplomatist
in Europe who does not know this, or who does
not hold that Napoleon HL was only sane in
quitting Mexico, and that Prince Bismarck
showed his wisdom when, rather than quarrel
seriously with Washington, be abandoned all
pretentions In Samoa.
A BLUE BLOOD CONYICI'S PAEDON.
A Descendant of Patrick Henry Released
From the Ohio Penltentinrr.
Columbus. September 25. Two Federal
prisoners were to-day pardoned from the peni
tentiary by President Harrison, one of whom
is a descendant ot Patrick Henry, the eloquent
Irish orator of Continental Congress fame.
The prisoner referred to Is Edward Fontaine.
He was sent up from the Southern district of
Tennessee on a one year sentence for breaking
into a postoffice, and his short term would
have expired October 9. Fontaine was but 17
years of age when the crime was committed,
and laid in tbe Tennessee jail for five months
previous to being brought to the prison here."
In a letter from the Judge who sentenced
Fontaine, received by Warden Coffin at tbe
time of the arrival of the young blue-blood, it
was stated that the prisoner was supposed to
have been laboring under kleptomania, caused
by typhoid lever, at the time the crime was
committed, and bis sentence was. therefore,
placed as low as the law would justify. In the
same letter it was stated thatFontaine'sfamily
were among the most prominent and Influen
tial in Tennessee. The Dardon was asked more
for tho purpose of reinstating the young pris-1
oner as a citizen than anytning eise, as, accoro
ing to the Government laws, a man once con
victed is barred from tbe exercise of suffrage,
unless a pardon is secured. The line of Fon
taine's decent from tbe Irish aristocracy is on
his mother's side. His great grandmother, of
that branch of the family, was a sister of
The other prisoner was Mollie Sullivan, tbe
notorious female character and counterfeiter,
An Old Hearse Driver's Chat on the Follies
of Many People.
From the Bocnesler'DemocratJ -
Of all superstitions, those pertaining to the
burial of tbe dead are the most numerous and
inconsistent The other day a reporter inter
viewed a city hearse driver on the subject and
elicited some curious Information concerning
the unaccountable things people do when they
see a funeral procession.
"Don't it make you feel serious to be driving
dead men and women about the city?" asked
"Mo, sir; not half so serious as it would be
driving live men about who are always in a
dickens of a hurry to get somewhere."
"I suppose you see many interestmgslghts np
on your perch on the hearse."
"Of coarse I do. The strangest thing ot all I
notice is bow many people are afraid to cross a
funeral procession. They will wait and wait in
carriages and on foot until the last carriage has
Sassed. no matter how big a hurry they're In.
ometimes you'd think people thought the car
riages were loaded with smallpox the way they
get away. Some silly old women are afraid to
count the carnages in the procession for fear
they'll die sometime. If this was true Pm afraid
rival undertakers would be dying every day.
I've seen women drop on their knees and cross
themselves when they sawaprocesion coming.
Men do it tuo, but do it quick and sly. Others
turn and walk with the procession a little way,
and men and women both will cut mighty short
corners to avoid meeting a funeral procession
Well, I've driven the dead many years, and
ain't dead yet"
A DEEAM SA7ES A-CBUKOH.
Dllsa Fcrsrmon's Vision Prevents the
traction of n New Edifice.
LOUISVTLI.E, September 25. The Jefferson
Street Methodist Church, which was dedicated
bere by Bishop Keener last Buuday, would
have been in ashes the day before but for a
singular dream of Miss Belle Ferguson, tbe
church organist Miss Ferguson was much
interested in the coming dedication, and bad
worked assiduously to get the new organ in
good condition. The matter weighed heavily
on her mind, and on last Thursday night she
dreamed several times that the organ w in
bad condition. The next day sbe could not
shake off the impression, and on Friday even
ing she grew so uneasy that sho tooUa friend
and wont to tho church.
As soon as they opened the door thoy found
the altar beginning to blaze from a bundle of
rags which had been used in oiling and varnish
ing the wood work. The fire was easily extin
guished, but a little later the church would
probably have been destroyed. It is supposed
tbe rags were ignited by spontaneous com
bustion. THE PAKK0T MAI PEACB.
An Injudicious Capture Made by Men Wbo
Didn't Think of It.
New York, September 25. John Ittncr, of
One Hundred and Seventy-seventh street and
Webster avenue, is kicking himself, even as he
kiqks his dog, for relying on a talkative parrot
to keep burglars away from bis road house.
Neither proved in the least effectual. Burglars
got into bis house and cleaned it out Tbe only
opefnl thing about it is that they took the
parrot away, and that the bird may wake up
enough to give them away, for Mr. Ittnerhad
taught tho cunning bird to cry: "It's along time
between drinks," and thus stir up the memories
of. laggards in tbe business of treating.
SHU Room for Improvement.
From the Baltimore American, i
Great Britain boasts that her Parliament is
the greatest legislative body in the world; but
it does not justify her claims. It will never be
unequaled until it is peerless.
'I'm sick of the world." be said;
"I am sick or the world and lire;
Of tbe double-faced hypocrisy.
And the strain of the godless strife.
"I am sick of the fools that succeed;
I am sick or the sages that fall; '
Of the pitiless laughter of wealth.
And or poverty's pitiful wail.
I am tick or the devils that leer
At Innocence passing by; ,
I will bar my door to the world ;
I will lay me down and die."
Bat there came a change as he spoke,
And the mitts were burned away;
And tho midnight darLnrss or his despair
Was turned to Jocund day.
And the sun broke forth once more,
Till his rlories filled tbe skies.
And the mailcal power that wrought thi change
W one look In a woman's eyes.
MiUt Copley in Motion Trantcrift,
"' ' GLIA5ED IN G0TIA'I?f;V '
Stabbed by His Sen.
mnr tobx bubxau btzcxaM.i
New Yobk. September 25. Paul Beagart. 48
years old, ft well-known and wealthy resident
of Brooklyn, was stabbed four times by his 30-year-old
sou Paul last night Young Paul and
bis brother Joseph got to fighting ia the yard
behind the house. While their father was try
ing to separate" them Paul threatened to "do
blm np." Mr. Beingart ordered Paul to leave
the house. Paul sld he would go far ITS. Mr.
Bangartgota (tick, and caught Paul by the
collar to flog hfm. Paul turned on hut father,
threw blm down and drew a knife. Mr. Bon
gart roared for help. His son choked him un
til be could shout no more, and then plunged
the knif twice" Into his breast and once Into
his neck and cheek. ,As tbe young man raised
the knife for another lunge Mrs. Bnngart
rushed in and pulled him off. Mr. Bnngart,
though weak from, loss ,of blood. Jumped up,
threw his arms around Paul, and held him fast
until his youneerboy fetched a policeman, who
took the unnatural sou off to prison. Mr. Bnn
gart was unable to appear In court to-day. The
son is held without bait
A Beggar W1A a. Bank Accent.
Charles GesseUne, white-haired! and ragged,
has sold matches and begged In Fifth avenue,
near Fourteenth street; for several years. He
became angry to-day at two women who re
fused to give him money, and swore at them.
They complained to a policeman, and he lugged
Gesselise into a police court The officer re
ported that he found a $10 gold piece, seven
silver dollars and one1 dollar In change upon
the prisoner: There was also a bank book on a
Williamsburg bank showing MOO to the old
man's credit On tbe way to court Gesseliae
offered the officer 817 it he would let him go.
The wealthy beggar was sent to the island for
Cflptared After a Bloody Fight.
"Big" Flnnerty, a notorious all-around rascal,
robbed a young man from Vermont ot a 1980
watch about a year ago, and then disappeared.
Detective Listen, who had long been looking
for him and tbe watch; met him In Canal street
and tried to arrest him. In a mlnufe thief and
officer were down on the pavement, fighting
like mad. Every time Flnnerty got on top ha
pounded the officer's head on the stones, ana
every time the officer got on top he hammered
Finnerty's head with his club. Pretty soon
both men were covered with blood. Finnerty's
jaw was broken, and the detective's right ear
was half torn, off- Eventually another officer
turned up, and after getting two black eyes
landed Finnerty in JalL Flnnerty has served.
five years for shooting a man and four years
for highway robbery. He was a Plnxerton de
tective all last summer.
Argentine Delegates Arrive.
The Inman liner City ot Paris, which arrived
to-day, made tbe voyage from Qneenstown in
6 days and IS minutes, or S hours behind her
record. She had on board Dr, Manuel Quln
tana and Dr. Rflque Baens Pens, delegates of
the Argentina Republic to the Pan-American
Conference at Washington next month. The
delegates came from Buenos Ayers to New
York via Liverpool, as they were unable to eer
direct steamship passage to this port They
were met in the lower bar by -Consul General
Adolfo Q. Cairo, Dr. Ernsto Bosch. Charge
d' Affaires, and Commissioner Charles R.' Flint,
on a Government tug. In tbe cabin of the City
of Paris were also Charles H. Wyndhaxa, En
glish actor, Kate Forsvtbe and a great host of
A WAB INCIDENT BECALLED
By the Pensioning of a Woman Whoso
Husband Was a Rebel.
rsrXCIAX.lTZXXOKAlC TO Tta DISrATCH.1
Chaexestos, W. VA-, September 25. The
receipt to-day fay Mrs. Mary Finson, of this
county, of a pension check for $2,500 recalls to
mind one of tbe tragic incidents of the re
bellion. When the war broke out Mrs. Pinson,
now 75 years of age, resided with her husband
and five children on Bine creek; The husband
was an ardent Confederate, while his wife
warmly espoused the Union cause. When
President Lincoln called for volunteers the
oldest son, Harvey, broke awswfrom parental
restraint and enlisted in the Union army. The
boy's action made tbe father furious, and he
swore he would shoot the first Yankee coming
in sight of tho housed -
During the summer of 1881 a squad of 18 Fed
erals, In charge of a Lieutenant, stopped in
front of tbe boose, and the officer climbed up
on a fence and sit down. Pinson shot him,
firing through a window. The soldiers fired
several volleys into xbe house, and Finson was
killed and three of the children mortally
wounded. A few months later Harvey was
killed on the Federsllslde. Mrs. Pinson has
since bad a hard straggle with the world, hut
now tbe Government has insured her the
necessaries of life, at least during her remain
PABIS PULL OF PLEAS.
The Exposition Buildings Overran With the
From the Paris Register. J
One of the remarkable features of the exhi
bition year in Paris has been tbe scourge of
fleas, which has taken uncompromising posses
sion of all strangers arriving from parts of the
world where fleas are notso previous. No Par
isian can ever be gotten to admit that the fleas
are born here. They may come from Pay-de-Dome,
from Bolssy-les-Vacbes, or be brought
here by tbe Arabs and Algerians at tbe exhibi
tion; but the fact that public vehicles and
hotels swarm with them, is inconceivable to
him. In tbe United States "tbe wicked flea
wben no man pursueth" sticketh unto tbe yel
low dog and vagrant cat but in Paris his flea
ship disdains any kind of game but a writhing
The flea of 1889 is as agile as a chamois, ana
as he skips gleefully frpm one square inch of
cutaneous territory to tbe next tho flesh rises
behind him in tall welts as big as 50-centlme
Eleces. These wounds do not heal with time,
at are red and angry for at least a week, and
one small but active flea can produce them at
the rate of one a minute. Paris may officially
deny the existence of fleas within ber walls,
bat a chorus of American sufferers at the Ex
position and elsewhere will readily attest
A Brave Man Trembles.
From the Chicago Times.
The Czar of-Rnssia, wbo has braved intrigue
and dynamite In all its forms, shrinks from a
meeting with a quiet old German named Bis
maick. TKI-STATB TBIPLES.
Habiiy Fullin. of SteubenvlUe, who has
almost reached tbe alloted time of three score
and ten, ran a 60-yard race with a Mr. Benedict,
who is a professional, and beat him with ap
A black snake seven feet in length was
killed near Casstown,' Miami county, O., a few
days ago by Mr. Samuel Harbaugb, of that
A well-knows OH City man, who has for
years acted as usher in one of thexhurcbes.
recently went away for a vacation. He took a
seat In the cars ssveral minutes befora the
train started, and every time a person stepped
in ho would get up and show him or her to a
seat As the passengers entered he would say:
"Right down this way, please," or "Here are
good seats down this way." After a while a
friend reminded him that he was not in a
church and it was hardly necessary for him to
seat the congregation.
At an old-folks' picnic in Tioga county, a
few days ago, one of tbe speakers was Rev. Joel
Jewell, of Sylvanla the oldest minister in that
part of Pennsylvania. He is 88 years of age,
and to all appearance as young as he was 20
years ago. He said, among other good things,
that he had not tasted tea or coffee for ST.years,
with one exception, and. better yet had never
used intoxicating liquor.
' A Yotma lady with a peachy complexion and
a wealth of auburn hair went into Gaylord's
barber shop In Wilkesbarre yesterday, and let
ber tresses flow to bave them curled. The bar
ber wore the mass of hair around tbe hot Iron
and staggered back as'lf he bad bean shot The
lady's hair was full "of electricity, and the
muscles of his arm were sore for an hour.
WnEKLUTO boss barber In a whisper to new
journeyman: ''Bo very particular about that
gent's pimple. He spent a dollar in this shop
Wilson Milio, of Sandy Creek, near Erie,
was killed by a fall from a barn a few days
since, and his wife died an hour later from the
shock of bis death? They leave U chaarea. The
father had 96,080 life lamanoe.
A former tosriur tt Lasts itsNiflM
highseheets ia Iwstoaa is mw drtrtac
oartiaWleWta. f i;;
Mrj.JBert Heeler, f Hase owtty,
Ul.T the mother of 12 eMMrea, gave Mftkr the)
umer aay to a IB pemd Bey.
X. Z. MeCrllHs, Deiier, X., ftU ,
up tbe dues on his life IsisaraBeeJaKisMtBe
to prevent Its expiring expired MeMeU aa
Twenty-two pumpkins grewias; e sse .
vine, and nearly all of tfcetaashHKeasa fcatf
busbel measure, was a sight lately seen oa a
farm la Cherokee county, ua.
Several skeletons reeenay BMtttftfts .oi
Water street, New Bedford, Mans are be
lieved to he those of EngHsh soldiers wko died
frost Injuries received in a fight wMaJehaPaas
Jones la the Revolutionary War- '
Trey, ST. T.t aad Kansas CHy, He-Vare v
both safferiac? ftren Isvastani nt u TV.
janitor ot aseaoet is Troy declares that atii
lions of the iaseets made tbe batMiBg-tfcoir
headquarters, aaa tfeahe swept then Of hy j
"When Mrs. Hastis, of Cariisfe, X.r,
i., passea over iw oars river aer anssanasasa .
anemtah aH ready fer hex monnmeet. "PA' T" '
portion at It reads "Slut mtnt bereewad.A&A .
single thing from hr Mfeaber danaKhectt,," ,J
vaars of mu. uc '-.
A. very eariew" eollceHoB
garters U kept at the HokensaWara
jsertm. Whenever tkere is a weeMiiBtae
HohenzoUernfamay.aBBHibaret these start
SsJL,""8, wlth tbe ralMsh of Mm sewk-'
married princees,are distettated aateag MsasW
On Elce street, Bt 2anf,Mv9 as oM."
lady named French. She U nearly 80 yean oM
""" """J "una, ana has been so for fee past
years. Yet such a remarkablo memory has sfte
Sj wi!.TS.e oatbe mm
cSeT haPM 'IS
A kind stranger helped George OMia
ger, of Aurellus, Mch., to hoard a train at Lan
sing the other evening; ana was thanked fer it,
but no stranger wiH ever attempt tone so kind
again and escape without scars, for this one
picked Mr. OhIInger's pocket of J6 hi cash,
some railroad tickets, and a cheekier UA
A Brooklya saloonkeeper Based Koer
net; a few days ago gave two beers to a seedy
looking aad Impeonaloas lsdlvMaal for tbe
mercantile equivalent of a lottery tieket Mr
Koeraer placed bat UMe vsdae upon the paste
board satol Satartay, when he leaned that toe
ticket was "a winner." aad iW one at that
being worth exactly S,988.
If the most useful aaaa is tae aaepiesi
man, a genUeaan in Steep Fa, Me.; mast
enjoy supreme Mies. Jeefaes ksseteg a &
erai swre in which aa s minima w wiin
witu oTBryujisg tram nwmw ie sjaav
aiaaj h comas, irom eera soaa to
stocklnn. ha la alas th tHui fcufcar
and gravestone masafaetoraad keeps a
-Bea WfllkuBs, of LaasiBg. Mjek
novel way of riadtog his fteeef waHaen.
Every Sunday morning fer the past a yean he
has sat down before the glass aad Bailed the
hair out of the lower part of his feee.wnha
pair of tweezers. He says that it hart Htt avast
anything at first, but he don't mind Ki.Ht
now. He is 75 years old, aad to leaded wttfc
nerve and grit r.
Probahlt the) most valaaWe pearet Ik
Atlanta to one owned by W. W. Dwiaa. a eea
ductor oa the West Point RaHread. It' Is
worth fiea. Me. Dualep has been.eered that
price for his bird, bat refused to take it. The
parrot Is a One African gray and is aa exeaHont
talker. Wben yon go about him he ftm re-'
gards yon critically, cocks bis head to oae side,
winks one eye at yea slyly, and says: Tat a
and taught re to talk. ., .
H. Ot Wheatly, employed ia aw asylum
atMllledgavllle,Ga., has a wonderful dog. He
sends him oa errands to asy oae aheat the in
8tltutio9tortolBestaaypleee.tae deg hav
ing learned the places by name, aad efeeytee;
every Instruction. He can count aad speH, aad
invariably, before retiring for the sight, kneels
by tbe side of Mr. Wneatly's bed and says his
prayers. He can ellmb a ladder from taeoaeer
side, placed at aa angle of 80 degrees, aad per
forms a number of tricks that require more
mental strength than is usually found ia "the
A remarkable passenger who arrived -is
Las Vegas, N. M., the other night wasaHtMe
boy named Manuel Brazil. 8 years' oM.. who
came alone from the Azores Islands, eJt-tfca
coast of Portanl. ta niwe fcla tuua Wa-
Brasfl, a cattjemaa who Uvea near M Sam ,
nor, and with wham he wlH hereafMr saajHTMs
hesne.' -TheHMfe feKewiaaded to JoflMtalM'
jrora were wen vacross loe coBimeat uu igauia- .' t
:mento.-"CaL.and from Baerasasasf .Laa Pfi-J
Vegas. It was wonderful trip tor a efetiol
nls years alone aad -unable to speak Kngllsa to
make, hut he got through in good order.
A Belleville, Mich., paper says: "A
large, black animal, about the size of. a year
ling calf, with eyes as large as teacups and
shining like coals of fire, has been searing the
life out of some of the citizens north of that
place. In one instance a young man was goteg
to tbe barn to put out his hone when tbe ani
mal attacked him. but he succeeded in aKMeg
it a smart blow with the' Whip and the beast
started for the woods, leaping over a fire-Beard
fence as easily as a man would a small dHea."
It is f nrther stated that every one who has sees
tbe "ndjioos objeok" is a temperance man.
For the last 15 or 30 years travelers bats
occasionally brought specimens of a very re
markable amber from some locality la South
ern Mexico. The only Information gained con
cerning it is that it Is brought to tbe cease by
satires who say that it occurs in the interior so
plentifully that it to used by them In making
fires. Tbe color of this amber is a rich golden
yellow, and when viewea In different posWens
it exhibits a wonderful fluorescence, sunHar to
that of uranine, which it also resembles jla
color. A recent speoimen is oven more beaaW
ful than the famous so-called opalescent or.
green amber found in Catania, Sicily. This
material would be extremely valuable for use
in the arts. It is believed that aa expedition
has started for the locality where it to ft and in
tbe interior. ,
Miss Ada Kooh, the daughter ot ex
Mayor Koch, of Sbamokis, Pa., felt a twitch
ing of her right jawbone recently watte rlatttag
an aunt in Reading. Sbe entered ahed-reea,
followed by her cousin, Kate SeoaJk.'asd
while standing before a mirror smHed at a
humorous remark. When sbe eanght the re
flection of this smile in the glass she almost
sank to the floor. She beheld a grinning
image, with the right tide of its face twisted
out of shape. The grotesque and weird ex
pression caused Miss Bchultz to shriek with
alarm. Miss Koch called on Dr. Reese, aa em
inent physician, who said that her trouble was
probably paralysis of the facial nerve, but was
not sure. Miss Koch's face la repose is beaa
ful, but now when she smiles its expression is
The humorist is about the only man-., who
likes to bave his work laugbed L-Bsiton
Fishermen ought to have, the best" corre
spondents. They are always ready to drop a line.
"Meet ine on the ceraer tonite," he wrote,
"and dew not file." And she answered him,
There is no sueh word as 'rale.' "Lawrence
"Is the slclc man oat ot danger!" asked ;
"So," answered his wife, "the docter Is still
visiting him. "Km. f,
Mrs. Cum so I see that Mr. Rock's will,
disposes of tie, C0O, 090 worth of property.
Cumso Yes, Bock's was a man of great will
power. Sta Xqrk Sun, ' & t
Servant maid Madam, the doctor. Lady
(who Is having a delightful call from a neighbor)
It Is Impossible to receive blm now. Bay that I
am 111: ianirancitca Watp.
First critic I have noticed one peculiar
paradox In our profession. Second critic What's
that? First critic The more we roast an author
the rawer be feels. Tors Hnutt Exprttt.
Dr. Fossle Are yon in favor of reducing
Miss Wayter-Indeed I am 1 1 think It's a perfect
shame to see so many unmarried men. Tim.
On Their "Wedding Journey. She This
Be-Was the married?
She No; the was the Goddess of Wisdom.
An advertising agency issues a diagram
of the best way for an advertiser to reach a "u
Ion Democrats." 'Avery good way to P0
that feat woald be to advertise for secoad-asno
Policeman Do yoa have to take care otlt
Nurse girl-No. The missis says I'm too Ten
andtaexperleneea. I only look alter the cauaren.
-Life. ' -
Critic "What does that fashionably at-
tired young man with wlnrs reprasow t
Cartoonist Tbe aacel or style. '.'"JS
CrittVWaa ever saw an angel wear a. swain
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