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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. OCT. 1. 1889.
AN OUTSPOKEN FINDING.
The presentment of the 2f ew York grand
jury- with regard to the Flack divorce
scandal, shows the outrageous character of
that public offense, and presents the com
pensatory fact that one body at least, con
nected with the administration of justice, is
not to be influenced or intimidated from
speaking out boldly concerning it.
The presentment finds that there was &
heinous and criminal conspiracy to procure
a fraudulent divorce, in which various offi
cers of the court were clearly engaged. It
points out that the Judge in permitting the
conspiracy to go on without discovering and
arresting it, was cither culpably negligent
or criminally accessory to the perversion oi
justice. The Judge is left to the action of
the Legislature; the lesser criminals are in
dicted. A point for the Pennsylvania
jurists to consider is presented in the fact
that the system in reference to divorce cases
similar to our own, affords an open gate lor
It remains to be seen whether the New
York Legislature has sufficient energy, and
the prosecuting officials of Hew York City
sufficient independence, to make an exam
ple of all the persons connected with this
degradation of justice, from the Judge
THE OLD SOLDIERS' GATHERING.
The reunion of the Grand Army vet
erans, to-day, has had less preliminary
notice than usual, and it will probably be a
quiet gathering of the old soldiers, with
less of the crowds and parades that have
marked the same event in past years. How
ever this may be, Pittsburg will extend the
same warm greeting to the veterans, this
year, that she always has in store for them.
The display of flags and decorations may be
moderate, and the weather outlook is not
especially encouraging for the parade; but
the heart of Pittsburg has the same love
and admiration for the defenders of the
Union as in the day when there was always
an entertainment and a welcome for every
regiment that passed through the city. A
pleasant reunion and many more like it to
our old soldiers !
A PUBLIC PEOJECT.
It is a good sign for Philadelphia that
her citizens are waking up to the necessity
of asserting the interest of the city as a whole
in favor of an enterprise like the Belt Line
Railroad. This project, which proposes to
establish a railroad common to the use of,
and connecting all railroads with the
wharves of the city is based on the most
impregnable grounds. The proposition is
to "secure forever the use of the said Belt
Line Eailroad and branches, by all rail
roads' connecting therewith upon equal
terms, without discrimination or favorit
ism." Such a plan is for the interest of the
entire public, and can only be opposed fcv
those who have a Bel fish interest in the
maintenance of exclusive privileges in
transportation to and from the wharves.
.The promise of such a feature as this in
the old Marginal Eailroad of this city
gave it a claim upon the public tolerance.
As that was defeated by the influence of the
Pennsylvania Railroad then, it is instruct
ive to notice that the same idea is now
pushing itself into prominence at the cita
del of Pennsylvania Eailroad influence, in
Philadelphia. When it triumphs as it
must, upon its merits, either there or else
where, it will be perceived that the principle
of the common use of railroad tracks within
great cities need not be confined to the
transfer from vessels to railways. It will
be seen that the burdening of streets by
multitudinous tracks, where the common
use of one belt line would suffice, is a blun
der hardly less in magnitude than a crime;
that a system of union depots for passenger
traffic, and common lines giving all roads
an equal access to manufactories or shipping
points, will at once secure the highest In
terests of the public and develop the most
legitimate prosperity of the railroads.
These things will appear plainly enough
when the country gets beyond the hamper
ing influence of the theories of exclusive
privileges in railway transportation. When
a few such reforms are put into practical
operation the wonder will be at the blind
ness which permitted the fetters of an
antiquated system to restrain us so long.
THE INCREASE OF FAILT2ES.
The statistics of failures for the first nine
months of 1889 disclose a rather uncomfort
able enlargement in the number of business
misfortunes, there being a little over 1,000
more than for the same period in 1888. The
gross liabilities show the more than corres
ponding increase, from a total of 580,000,000
for the first three quarters of last
year to a total of $101,000,000 so
far this year. These figures indicate the re
sults of the unfavorable trade conditions
which have prevailed in many departments
up to a recent date; and also prove
that many firms were caught with their af
fairs too much inflated to meet the strain
of adverse times. Business is now improv
ing in almost every quarter; and the in
crease of failures will probably be arrested.
But it will be wise to remember the lesson
of these figures and to keep liabilities with
in the limits that will be safe under all con
ditions of trade.
, - ueneral Edward Kurd Grubb seems to be
'.embarrassed by more things than his name.
jjHe cannot for the life of him determine
whether he is a citizen of New Jersey or
EfPennsylvania. When he was elected Cap-
rtaln ot the Jfirst troop ot Friladelphia
icavalry a Jew years ago he thought he was a
?ennsylvanian, and though some people
; did not agree with him, his opinion was ac
if.ceptod by the Etate authorities. and he re
ceived his commission. Probably this
settled his belief for the time. Btill he
moved in Jersey politics a good deal, and
this year the Republicans nominated him
for Governor. This was very embarrassing
of course to a man who had made up his
mind quite a while before that he owed alle
giance to the Keystone State. But with
remarkable courage he looked the situation
in the face, and disabused himself of the
idea that he had ever been truly
divorced from New Jersey's soil.
He just argued himself out of his Pennsyl
vania citizenship, and acknowledged his
conviction that he ought to vote and to be
voted for in New Jersey. To pin himself
down to this position he resigned his com
mission in the Philadelphia city cavalry,
and a few days ago Adjutant-General Has
tings issued an order for the election of hts
We sincerely sympathize, with any man
who does not know for certain of what
State he is a citizen, and all the more when
he is running for Governor. There are a
few things every man should be allowed to
know beyond a peradventure, and his
citizenship is one of them. Prom the ap
pearance of things we should judge that
General Edward Burd Grubb is nearly as
likely to be elected Governor of Pennsyl
vania as Governor of New Jersey this fall.
THE CITY AND ITS EMPLOYES.
The question raised by the Chief of the
Department of Public Safety with regard to
the employment of men on the fire and po
lice forces, who are physically incapacitated
for the full discharge of their duty, is an
important one, and should command the
most earnest and impartial. consideration of
It is plain that the city cannot maintain
on its rolls of active service men who are
unable to perform the duties for which they
are paid. The ordinance presented in this
connection seems to be in the line of an in
telligent reform; and if it should inclnde a
provision against removals, except for cause,
would result in benefit to the public
At the same time it seems clear that the
city is not without its duty to the men who
have become physically incapacitated in
the discharge of hazardous and hard public
work. The mere fact that a policeman or
fireman is disabled from ordinary causes,
while he happens to hold a public position,
does not constitute any claim; but when a
member of either department is inca
pacitated by reason of his public duties, or
has grown old in long and faithlul service,
a conscientious view of the public obliga
tions would recognize the rightfulness of
doing something for him on his retirement.
We think that an ordinance providing a
modest system of partial pay for men who
have been disabled as a result of their
public duties, would receive the hearty ap
proval of the fair-minded taxpayers.
THE LATEST CORNEE.
The corner in the Liverpool cotton mar
ket, which was terminated yesterday by the
sales of the speculator who has hitherto
held the greater part of the stock on the
market, appears to have been tolerably suc
cessful, and is a fair example ot its class.
Like the trust, the corner is based on the
attempt to control so much of the stock on
the market, for the time being, as will per
mit the coruerer to exact high prices from
those whose necessities force them to pur
chase. The corner is a temporary and tran
sient trust, generally formed by combina
tion and always operated for the sake of se
curing an artificial enhancement of prices.
Its transitory nature confines most of its di
rect injury to the speculators who are bet
ting the other way, and makes it a less
abuse than the permanent exaction of ex
cessive prices from consumers by means of
It is also to be said with regard to corners
that, as frequently as not, they inflict their
greatest penalties on those who get them up.
Harper's wheat corner, the Penn Bank
petroleum deal, and a long list of other
corners back to the losing Black Friday
gamble ofFisk and-Gould, afford testimony
to the fact that the schemer who tries to
fleece his Mlows is frequently shorn him
self. Nevertheless, successes like these of
Steenstrand in cotton and Hutchinson in
wheat, are constantly tempting emulation
on the part of those whose desire to gain
wealth overmasters both their caution and
Trusts and corners are alike prejudicial to
trade morals and obnoxious to the law. They
present no graver aspect than the fact that
the hope of wealth is sufficient to override
all the restraints which commercial moral
ity, and a vigorous legal system should im
pose. It is an impeachment of the laws,
when a privileged wealthy class is permitted
to ignore the principles of right in order to
turn legitimate business into pure gambling.
The inability of very intelligent men to
perceive what they do not wish to see is
illustrated by the assertion of Mr. Chauncey
M. Depew, with regard to the recent fatal
collision on his railroad, that he does not see
"how it is possible for any railroad to avoid
such an accident."
The accident, as Mr. Depew and the news
paper reports agree, was caused by the
breaking down of the engine of the
first section of a through train,
while the second section was following at a
high rate of speed, and therefore crashed
into the rear cars,before it could be stopped.
If Mr. Depew does not see how such an acci
dent as this could be prevented, it is only
because he has failed to study the pre
cautionary systems in use upon the rival
railroad which is his chief rival. The
block system, which the Pennsylvania Eail
road has used for many years, by which
one train is prevented from going on one
end of a block until the train preceding it
has left the other end, renders such acci
dents impossible. It is a singular testimony
to the efficiency of this system, as well as
an example of the way in which such pre
cautions can be partially neglected, that the
Pennsylvania Bailroad has been totally ex
empt lrom the collisions caused by a follow
ing train running into the one preceding it,
with the exception of the Twenty-eighth
street disaster in 1880. That was due to the
fact that the block system, then only com
menced at Twenty-eighth street, and the
trains running through the yards from the
Union depot to that point were left to the
The inability of railroad managers to see
how casualties can be avoided, when the
means of doing so are in practical operation,
is sometimes shown even more singularly
than by Mr. Depew. The Panhandle road,
allied as it is with the Pennsylvania Ball
road, certainly should be informed as to the
block system. Yet a rear-end collision
happily not fatal occurred on that line
yesterday, which could have been prevented
by the modern appliances.
If the Board of Steam Navigation can
give a boost to the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
canal project that will raise it to the rank of
living enterprises, Pittsburg will be ready J
to offer that organization the freedom of the
city upon all occasions, now and forever.
The return of the United States steamer
Dolphin after a crnlse around the world,
of a year and three-quarters, affords a prac
tical illustration of the fact that the work
of re-establishing the navy has not been
wholly wasted. The Dolphin is one of the
new vessels which was severely criticised,
and probably she is not in the first-class of
cruisers. Yet in her voyage of 68,000 miles
with almost constant steaming she was
delayed only two hours by a slight accident
to her machinery. The much berated
Dolphin may not be a very fast vessel but
she is evidently a serviceable one.
THE eloquent silence of the Old Roman,
Allen G. Thurman, in the Ohio Democratic
canvass, is the most significant indication
of the way in which the creditable element
of the Ohio Democracy regards the barrel
domination of their State organization.
The proposition to sell the public
school building of the First ward, because
enough pupils do not attend it to make it
worth while to keep it open, would arouse
anew the sectarian feeling about the re
ligious control of the schools. It will be
much better for all parties to avoid the re
vival of such an issue. As it can be done
in this case by letting the people of the
First ward manage their schools upon a non
sectarian basis, the hope is not unreasonable
that such a bitter and profitless conflict will
not be provoked.
The list of failures for the past nine
months does not include the host of World's
Fair projects. If those enterprises are in
cluded in the statistics, the total of their
unfulfilled promises to pay will be some
The distribution of the minor plnms of
the United States internal revenue office, in
this district, is completed, as will be seen
by the list given elsewhere. The list will
carry to the hearts of the appointees and
their friends the profound conviction that
the administration is a glittering success;
while the disappointed may console them
selves with their private belief that the
fruit is sour.
The four-months-old asseverations of our
friends, the coke operators, that they could
never pay the advanced wages, are recalled
to mind by the fact that the last firm to sign
the scale was taken Into the fold yesterday.
Ax American in Constantinople writes to
the Mayor of New York that he is trying to
work up a boom for the New York World's
Fair among the Turks. This the Sun ap
plauds as a good idea, probably from a per
sonal perception of the fact that it is a good
deal easier to work up such a boom among
the Mussulmans than it is among the mil
lionaires of New York.
A cobn crop, estimated at. 2,250,000,000
bushels this year, does not quite beat the
record, but it will furnish an immense sur
plus of bacon and corn bread to feed the
hungry people of the world.
It is pleasant to note that Councils took
another step toward the realization of the
Carnegie Library for Pittsburg, by passing
a resolution creating a committee to confer
with Mr. Carnegie. After ten years of
hesitation, we are allowed to hope that
something in the way of actual progress
will be made toward securing this great pub
When Sugar Trust certificates drop
forty points in three months, at the mere
prospect of competition, investors may
come to the same conclusion as consumers,
that trusts are not to be trusted.
The scheme of State Senator Walker, of
Mississippi, for removing the race question
from politics by disqualifying the negroes
from holding office, leaves the Southern fear
of "negro domination" in the guise of
actual dread lest, if the colored people have
a chance at the offices, there will not be
enough to go around among the white people.
The gold medal awarded to Pittsburg's
public school exhibit at Paris proves that
some of the features of the United States
department there were cot wholly unappre
ciated. The Liverpool cotton corner has col
lapsed. Various speculators have been
.squeezed, but the ability to "permanently
burden legitimate business with exorbitant
prices has been found wanting. For success
in that line the Liverpool cornerers must
take lessons of our big oil, coal and other
The outbreak of verbal warfare in coun
cils, yesterday, should impress on the minds
of city legislators the necessity of steering
clear of sectional issues.
The disposition of the New York news
papers to ignore the $100,000 subscription of
Joseph Pulitzer to the World's Fair, is an
example of that petty jealousy, which, if
permitted to prevail, makes the community
where it exists incapable of great and suc
cessful public undertakings.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Congbessitan Isaac Stubble, of Ply
mouth county, la., is an enthusiastic Prohibi
tionist, and says of the liquor traffic In Iowa,
that it Is practically dead.
Queen Victoria's rheumatism has been
rather bad again during the last few days, and
it is said that Her Majesty walks with great
difficulty. The Prince of Wales, too, is still
far from being well.
At Belgrade yesterday cx-Qneen Natalie
paid a visit to her son. King Alexander, All
the foreign representatives, with the exception
ot the Embassadors of Germany ana Turkey,
afterward waited upon the ex-Queen.
F. A. Cable, who was for ten years manag
ing editor of the St. Paul JPwneer JPress, and
who for a year past has been in charge of that
paper's bureau in 'Washington, will in a short
time assnme active editorial charge of the
Portland Oregonian. His place as Washing
ton correspondent ot the Pioneer Press will be
assumed by A W. Dunn.
A Lohdos cablegram says: Mr. C. P. Hunt
ington and his family have been here a week.
Prince Hatzfeldt remained itf Paris. Despite
all the reports respectlnc the breaking off of
the engagement, the correspondent has the
best authority for saying that an amicable
agreement has been completed and that the ar
rangements for the wedding are progressing.
The marriage is to take place next week here
Lobs Hartinqton has consented to make
an important addition to his already numerous
political engagements during the recess of Par
liament. He will take the leading part in a
demonstration which is being organized for
the last week In October by the Unionists of
Wolverhampton, and will be supported by the
Hon. C. P. Vllliers, the venerable member for
that borough, and by most of the leading
Unionists of the district.
Colonel Robert Patton Crockett, son
of the famoas Davy Crockett, died recently on
fiucker's creek, Texas. He was 73 years old,
and a Texas pioneer. Immediately after the
fall of the Alamo and the massacre of his
father by Santa Anna's brutal soldiers, he left
his home In Tennessee and joined the Texas
revolutionists. Atter peace was declared and
victory achieved by the Texans, he returned to
Tennessee, where he married and settled down.
In ISM beinovedtoTexas,brlnging with Him his
aged mother, Elizabeth Crockett, who died in
I860. He was the last of Davy Crockett's
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
There ! More Than One Kind of Minister
A Wnr to Speed a Guest Tho Conet nnd
the Cork Back.
A young woman who was a-domestic In the
household of Mr. Roland J. Hemmick nntll
that gentleman was given the consulate at
Geneva, Switzerland, came to ber present em
ployer the other day in great perplexity.
"I don't understand how Mr. Hemmick can
be a minister, as they say he's to be," she said.
Why shouldn't he be!"
"It's against the rules of the church. Mr.
Hemmlck's a Catholic, and I always thought
Catholics as were married weren't allowed to
preach. So how Mr. Hemmick can be a min
ister I can't tell."
Nor was she entirely satisfied when it was ex
plained to her that Mr. Hemmick's ministra
tions were to be diplomatic and not religious.
Perhaps yon have known what it is to have
a visitor prolong biior her sojourn with you
beyond a reasonable limit, outlast their 'wel
come that is. The next time this happens the
following recipe may be of service to you:
Some weeks or months rather ago a certain
young ladv who dwells in another State was in
vited to stay with a Pittsburg family. The
length of tbevisitwasnotprcscribed. The young
lady came and stayed all June; then all July,
and when August came she showed no signs ot
moving. She was a medium-weight, average
looking, fairly agreeable young person, anp:
during Jane ber hosts enjoyed her society.
In July they began to grow weary of her, an
the verge of August brought them to the verge
of a cenuine dislike for the guest. Still they
were too well-bred to show their teelings, ant
if there had not been a mischievous boy of 14 ir.
tne xamiiy a nave no uouut mu iiin wuuiu ue
still emulating the example of the Old Man of
the Sea. It was this boy who conceived a platj
to start Ithetarrier homeward. He studied
society journal for the correct style and theij
wrote to a paper which makes a specialty
such thinzs the following paragraph: "Mi
, wha has been staying with
for the last three months, has returned to ha
home in ."
The author of this society note took care hi
victim should see if. She took the hint an
THE COOK BOOS AND THE CORSKT,
'Twas bnt a paltry year ago
When cooking was in fashion;
Boston's Hack Bay had blessed It, so
Here 'twas a parlor passion.
The hands were ringed that made the pies;
And worthy of a ballad,
Were glances from the darlings' eyes
That fell on soup or salad.
Sweet volces.sang the kitchen's praise
The mothers said: "We owe a
Tremendous debt for all our days
To clever Miss Farloa. "
And sice that day we all have seen :
At breakfast, sunper, dinner, i
Enough dire dishes served, I ween,
To punish any sinner.
But fashions change-Let's thank our stars!
.No longer In tbe kitchen .
My lady's meddling finger mart
The handiwork of Grctchen.
The pots and pans are thrown aside;
And In fair Dora's bower
Anotber hobby horse they ride,
From morn till sunset hour.
The favorite's name is "Dress Beform"
And wbo will not Indorse It,
And bless the little tea-cup storm
That beats about the corset?
NATALIE STILL POPULAR.
The Ex-Queen Given a Warm Eeceptlon ns
London, September 30. The enthusiastic,
welcome given to ex-Queen Natalie by thr
populace of Belgrade, astonished if, indeed, is
did not dismay, tbe Government officials, who
sought to accentuate their displeasure at the
persistence of the royal lady in disregarding
their wishes In Insisting on her visit to her son.
The extent of the demonstration was so great
as to render the lack of courtesy on tbe part ot
the officials of the Government nnnoticeable,
and to move the Queen to tears. The bouses
along the principal streets, as well as the resi
dences of the nobility and Inhabitants of the
better classes were profusely and beautifully
decorated, and In all respects tbe demonstra
tion surpassed anything of the kind that has
ever been seen at the Servian capital.
The most notable exception to the rnle of
decoration of private residences was that of
Madam Christich, wife of the late Servian
Minister to Germany, and mistress of ex-King
Milan. This omission can be regarded by Na
talie in no other light than as complimentary,
since it is a matter of Servian court notoriety
that the ex-Queen took occasion to so publicly
evince her detestation of Madam Christich and
her appreciation of the King's lack of defense
in bringing tne woman into tne presence oi his
wife, that both were overwhelmed with confu
sion. It is stated in official circles in Belgrade that
the young King, Alexander, has become
excessively jealous of his mother's popularity,
but the courtesy shown to ber by the Russian
Minister and others not over-friendly to tbe
present Government of Servia, will undoubted
ly deter the boy's advisers from counseling him
to resent tbe demonstration or to treat his
mother with any marked lack of filial atten
tion. EEVS WELCOME HOME. "'
Congressman Bultcrworlh Tendered a
Ileal ty Reception nt Washington.
Washington, September 30. About 2,500
people assembled at "The Kink" in this city
this evening and gave Congressman Ben But
terworth an enthusiastic greeting on his return
from his trip to Europe. The building was
handsomely decorated. The audience urose
ana cheered when Major Butterworth
appeared upon the stand, escorted by
a reception committee of well known citizens
of Ohio, resident in Washington, and by a band
of music and a considerable procession of cit
izens. He was welcomed back to Washington
by Colonel A. S. Wortbington, formerly Dis
trict Attorney, and responded in a long speech
thanking tbe people of Washington and re
viewing his European experiences.
He says that he had often spoken on the
tariff question and had piitured graphically
the squalor, wretchedness and rags prevailing
in Germany. What ho bad tu say now would
jar with his stump utterances. He was more
of a protectionist than ever, but he wanted to
say, while he had seen plenty of abridged op
portunity, he had seen neither squalor
nor rags in Germany. The people were
too industrious for that. There were
neither weeds nor loafers in Germany. A great
outburst of applause greeted the speaker when
he made an allusion to the World's Fair project
by stating that Berlin was the handsomest cap
ital that he bad teen abroad, but that it was
not more beautiful than our own capital, as the
Berliners would see when they came over here
TDELAE6EST ETER KNOWN.
This Tear's Potato Crop Estimated at Over
Chicago, Beptember 30. The forthcoming
issue of the Farmers' Review will report that
the potato crop of 18S9 will probably exceed In
quantity that of any previous year in the
United States. Tbo acreage is less than last
year, but tbe conditions of growth have in
general been very favorable and there has been
an unusual absence of insect enemies.
Tbe total crop is estimated at 233,700,000
bushels, which exceeds last year's crop by over
Progress of the Cronin Case.
From the Detroit Free Press. I
Several hundred men called as jurors in the
Cronln case have been convicted of common
sense, while the box is not yet filled with imbe
ciles. This is encouraging.
Only a Slight Difference.
From tbe Detroit Journal. J
The difference between the words "specula
tor" and "peculator" is a little crooked "s."
The difference between the things themselves
is a little crookedness.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Charles 8. Cndllpp.
WASHINGTON, September SO. -Charles 8. Cnd
llpp, the well-known photographer, died yester
day at his rooms In the ot. James Hotel, from the
effects of a succession of epileptic fits. Mr. Cud
llpp was 41 vears of age, and had resided in Wash
ington all hit lire. He started In the photogranh
lng business about IS years ago, and was one of
tbe most prominent photographers In Jhe city.
He was well known to public men under several
Chhrlcs 11. Stoddard.
T ASHisoTON, Beptember 3a -Mr. Charles H,
Stoddard, a well-known resident of Keno, Key.,
wbo has been In Washington looking after large
Indian depredations clKlms, died at the l'rovi
dence Hospital last nlgliy from paralysis. He bad
serveu iu lucaiaie auuvAerrituriai .Legislatures
and badbeld office underthe State Government,
AT THE THEATERS.
The Merchant of Venice Aunt Bridget and
Under the worst auspices of weather Imag
inable, but before a large and appreciative au
dience Mr. Edwin Booth and Madame Mod
jeska made their first appearance together last
night on the stage of the Grand Opera House.
The play chosen for the commencement of a
notable undertaking was Shakespeare's match
less drama "The Merchant of Venice." Mr.
Booth, of course, was the Bhylock, and Mad
ame Modjeska the Portia. Everybody ex
pected great things of such a conjunction, and
nobody, we venture to say, was disappointed.
As for Mr. .Booth's Bhylock, we can only re
peat what has been said so often before, that
It Is the best considered and tbe truest
personification of Shakespeare's inten
tions in the character that the stage has
seen in our time, or for that matter in all time.
Those who desire a Bhylock who shall be a
caricature and a scoff at the Hebrew will not
like Mr. Booth in the part. But there Is no
justification in the lines put by Shakespeare in
Shylock's mouth for such a conception of the
character. The greedy disposition ot the
money lender and the vehement desire for re
venge in the member of an abused race are not
unduly subordinated by Mr. Booth the of
fensive characteristics are Bbarply drawn, they
are painiui enough but the ..great actor
makes Shylock's grief real and terrible
when he discovers his daughter's flight,
and, as a matter or fact, he brings tbe balance
of sympathy down In the Hebrew's favor in the
dramatic conclusion of the trial scene. In all
tbe niceties of his art Mr. Booth Bhines as ever.
There is never a moment while be is on tbe
stage that the expression of his face, tbe
twitching of his fingers or tbe flashing of bis
wonderful eyes do not eloquently add to the
force and meaning of his spoken words or still
more of bis silence. J udged by this perform
ance alone, the supreme crown of perfection
would be awarded Mr. Booth.
Madame Modjeska's Portia was gracious,
graceful, and at tbe desired place very power
ful. With tbe charms of ber person to endow
the heroine In the earlier portion of the drama,
Madame Modjeska bad no difficulty in present
ing a picture of maidenly fears and expect
ancy of great artistic value. She made love
and accepted it with a rarely buoyant gaiety.
Perhaps at times the actress hardly ganged
the theater proper with her voice. When she
SDOke low not all the words reached tbo center
of the andience. This was not Madame
Modjeska's fault; but the audience's misfor
tune. In tbe trial scene no such accident in
terfered. She spoke the great oration the
test of every Portia with grand effect and in
tense naturalness. She was dramatic, but as a
lawyer might be. She showed all the while In
the reading of tbe law and its interpretation
her absorbing interest In Bauanio, and so
nicely adjusted the two halves of her character
at this point that the loving mistress and the
forceful woman where cleariyseen In the one
individual. Looking at her Portia from the
artistic standpoint, it lacked nothing. And
yet we emect to see her in a far more conge
nial atmosphere ere the week Is out
Mr. Otis Skinner gave us a Bassanio that
had much to recommend it. A healthy robust
ness and a manly ring to the lover's speeches
were the chief excellences of Mr. Skinner s
work. Mr. Vroom's Idea of the character ot
Antonio may be perfectly correct, bnt It Is
surely too monotonous in its black melan
choly. To descend to a ridiculous detail it
must be said that Mr. Vroom's beard did not
fit him properly. With the company as a
whole there is no need to quarrel, and Mr.Owen
Fawcett's fooling as Launcelot Goobo is, as
usual, conceived in a catholic spirit. His
roughest humor does not jar upon one, as some
of Mr. Charles Hanford's efforts did, although
that gentleman's Grattno, as a whole, was a
very clever performance.
The scenery was surprisingly good. The
streets of Venice, the Rialto, were not rough
copies of residences and vistas In Allegheny.
The canals of the water city, with even a gon
dola or two, were prettily pictured. The court
room where the trial took place was a grand
piece of scenery entirely worthy of the great
play and the great actors. The costumes were
also accurate and handsome. In short the per
formance, as a whole, could hardly have been
Improved upon, with one exception. The waits
between the acts were absurdly long, and car
ried tbe play along till after 11:30. Many were
therefore unable to see the beautiful terrace
scenes, with which the play ends.
To-night "Hamlet" is tbe play in order.
"My Aunt Bridget" at the Bijou was greeted
by a packed bouse last night, and as everyone
laughed from the time the curtain rose on the
.first act until it descended on tbe last, the jolly
ild lady's visit is bound to be a success. The
erformance comes under tbe comprehensive
;itie of farce-comedy, and is interpreted by a
ery clever company. George W. Monroo as
Iridaet McVeiah is very successful in his ren
dition of the role of a rollicking, uneducated
but shrewd old Irishwoman, and avoids the
vulgarity which generally characterizes the
female impersonations. John C. Rice,
the stylish and handsome nephew of
Mrs. McVeigh, is a good actor, and his
dancind approaches the marvelous. W. A.
Mack al. Joe Nervy, did some clever low com
edy woflc and has a fair tenor voice, although
it was sot improved by a severe cold. Repeated
encores greeted tbe revival of that quaint,
sweet ild song, "Sally in Onr Alley," and it
might be suggested many of those old songs
might re introduced on the stage In place of
the frVolous rhymes and frothy melodies
which low hare a monopoly. Merry Lena Mer
ville s.i folly Glider was as good as her name,
and di played a pair of light feet. As a whole
tbe siiging was good, the dancing excellent
and tie costumes handsome. The plot is not
serion enough to interfere with the fun.
Are We Clvllzedt
Erasmus Wilson, the genial journalist whom
everylfdy has for some years known as the
"Quiet Observer." is about to become still
more Simons. He is going to lecture. As a
Btartcr, his subject will be tbe one embraced
Inthepaption of this announcement. Those
who lave read some of his richest and
rarest! efforts In sticking to just such
suggestive texts as this, may imagine tbey
know ust what sort of a treat itwill be to hear
him If :ture; but they don't unless they have
heard bis droll seven-foot orator when, at his
best, 1 3 just looks and speaks with sufficient
delibi ate dignity to give the lie to a pair of
kindr eyes that sparkle with all the luster of
a wit that is both original, contagious and at
times explosive. 'Ra Wilson, as a lecturer.
Eurel; should draw well for the Lay ton Bureau.
Wilbur Oper Company began yesterday
a two reeks' engagement at this house, playing
twice o very large audiences, despite mud and
lgrain. "Princess of Trebizonde" was
tbe or ning bill, and it was given as Susie Ktr-
win anil ber support so often have given it in
this cttv. All the old favorites are with the
compab) this season, Kobnle, Tre Dewick,Con-,
ley, Kires and the rest. The chorus is com
posed jof young, bright-faced and prettily
formed young girls and young men, with voices
which theknow how to use to advantage. The
costumes are new, bright and pretty, and a suc
cessful financial engagement is assured. The
operetta to be given this afternoon and evening
is "Chimes of Normandy;" to-morrow, "The
Hnrrv WilllnmV Academy.
Another good vaudeville programme is spread
before the patrons of this theater this week.
Kennedy's "Bright Lights" contain some ex
cellent material. There are the Vidocqs. Sheri
dan and Flynn, Selyne and Lingard. Hone and
Doyle, the Heely brothers, Latta and Lynch,
De Laucr and Debrimont, Leopold and Keat
ing, Herr Jules Keller, and Monsieur Emilo
Chevriel, the famous wizard of the violin.
A CELEBEArED TEST CASE.
Kallwny Company's Agent Prosecmed
Under the Lonc-Hnnl Clanse.
St. Louis, September 30. In the United
States District Court, at Hannibal, Mo., to-day.
Judge Thayer overruled a motion for a new
trial in the case of the United States against
George K. Tozer, agent of the Missouri Pacific
Railway Company, for violation of the inter
State commerce law, In accepting freight at
Hannibal which came from Chicago by a con
necting line, sending it to Harper, Kan., for a
lower rate than he would transport frelebt
originating in Hannibal to tbe.same point. The
case will probably be appeale'd to tbo United
States Circuit Court, which is the final tnbunal.
The case is being watched with great Interest
by railroad companies and shippers of the
couutry, as It is the first like prosecution of a
railroad employe under the inter-State com
Indorsing Chicago's Claims.
ST. Paui September SO. By an overwhelm
ing majority the Chamber of Commerce of this
city this morning announced an emphatic in
dorsement ot the claims of Chicago for the
World's Exposition of 1892.
A Snggeatlon to the Czar.
From the Chicago Trlbune.l
Why doesn't the Czar of Russia, merely as an
experiment, abolish a few of the evils of which
his discontented subjects complain, and see if
he would not be healthier, happier and safer?
Tbe Man to Edit It.
From the St, Psnl Pioneer Prcsi.i
Browning has 30 poems ready to publish, in a
new volume, xib snouia turn ms crtnv in to
I the puzzle editor at once.'
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A J0TABLE WEDDDJ6.
Miss Ellon Pnurand Francis Hobbs Skew
ing lUnrrled; at Oakmont Church and
Home Nicely Decorated.
The most notable wedding of the season so
far, and one that will long be remembered for
its plctnresqueness and beauty, was solemnized
in tbe Church of St Thomas, Oakmont, at 5
o'clock last evening. The contracting parties
were Miss Ell ep Paul and Mr. Francis Hobbs
Skeldlng. Miss Paul is the youngest daughter
of Mr. J. H. Paul, of Oakmont Mr. Skeldlng
is a New York banker.
The bridal party entered tbe church to the
strains of tbe Lohengrin Wedding March, and
In tbe. following order marched to the altar,
where tbe groom and best man, Mr. Williams,
of New York, awaited them. Tbe ushers, Ed
win FauL Charles Metcalf, Mr. Chaplin and R.
P. Nevin, Jr., were followed by four little girls,
all carrying baskets of pink roses, all nieces of
the;bride, then the bridemaids, Miss Hubbard,
of Chicago, Miss Hogg, of New Haven, Miss
Jean Oxnard and Miss Metcalf, of this city.
The maid of honor, Miss Skeldlng, immedi
ately preceded the bride and ber father. The
ceremony was performed by Bishop White
bead, assisted by Rev. George Hodges. Tbe
customary ring was used, ana the responses of
both bride and groom were very distinct.
The bride's dress was of white satin, trimmed
with point lace, the entire front being of lace.
It was princess back, with basque effect in
front. Tne V neck was finished with a narrow
fluting of laco. The sleeves were puffed at the
elbow. An unusually handsome veil, with
white gloves, completed tbe costume. The
bouquet was of euchans, lily of tbe valley and
maiden-hair ferns. The only ornament was a,
handsome pendent of diamonds and pearls, a
present from the groom.
The maid of honor was arrayed in a white
silk mull made in the Grecian style with sash
knotted on the side. The bridesmaids were
all In white silk mull, and carried bouquets of
pink roses tied with pink ribbon. Tbe little
girls were in white dresses fashioned wltb baby
waists and full skirts. Tbey carried baskets
filled with pink roses. Tbe groom and best
man appeared in tbe usual dress, each with a
white rosebud on tbe lapel of bis coat. The
ushers were in evening dress, tan gloves, and
wore a spray of lily of the valley.
The church was decorated by friends of tbe
bride with wild flowers and ferns. The chancel
was banked with canna, the only cultivated
plant used. The railings of mahogany and
gold with woodbine in its autumn coloring
were very pretty. To the right In the main
Dody of the church tbe organ was gracefully
festooned with the Cyprus vine and wild sun
flowers. Directly opposite tbe baptismal font
was filled with ferns and surrounded wltb dog
wood. The windows were filled with golden
rod, white phlox and sumach. Tbe chandeliers
were all trimmed with the Cyprus vine.
The church was filled with prominent society
people from Pittsburg and Sewickley two
special cars were run to accommodate them.
From New York was Mr. Skeldlng, paymaster
in the United States Navy, with wife and
daughter, parents and sister of the groom:
from Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nevin, well
known to society here. After the ceremony
the wedding party and invited guests were
driven to the home of the bride's parents
where a reception was held. Tbe house was
decorated in the same manner as the church.
The wedding snpper was elaborate and served
by Hays. Music was furnished by Toerge
Bros. The flowers carried by the bridal party
were furnished by J. R. fc A, Murdoch.
The collection of wedding presents included
everything handsome in the line of silver,
china, bric-a-brac, etc The happy pair left on
the evening train for New York, their future
home, and with them went tbe best wishes of a
throng of ardent friends and admirers.
In n Social War
Between 600 and 000 strangers have visited
the Conservatory daily during the Exposition.
They seem dnmb with amazement when they
gaze upon the hnge tropical plants, and banana
trees 28 feet high, with ripe fruit in the familiar
Societt ladles here are not slow in adopting
any quaint fad, so the dentists say. The latest
is filling false teeth with tiny diamonds that
sparkle brilliantly and are very much prettier
Invitations are out for a reception to be
held by Mrs. Mary Battm, at Craf ton statiou,
next Thursday. Hours from 3 to 7. Several
hundred guests will be received.
Pittsbubq has invested in orchids over
$5,000. They are to be seen in the conservatory.
Tbe Holy Ghost flower, a variety of orchid, is
Mbs. Roqebs, son and daughter, of No. 3501
Fifth avenue, Oakland, reached home last Sat
urday; from an extended European trip.
The "dress magazine" edited by Jenness
Miller is having an extensive sale since her
A REUAPvKABLE SERIES.
Poor Biblical Bomnccea From the Pens of
Next Sunday The Dispatch will commence
the publication of a series of four Biblical
romances. The first will be entitled "Joshua,"
and is from the pen of Prof. Georg Ebers, one
of tbe foremost novelists of the age, and
equally renowned as an Orientalist and Egypt
ologist. He discovered "Papyrus E," a hieratic
manual of Egyptian medicine, which is known
as the "Ebers' Papyrus." The story opens in
tbe time of the plague, and the narrative or
the escape of the Israelites from bondage In
Egypt, and their, wanderings in the desert, has
furnished him with striking and suggestive
"Joshua" will run through ten numbers of
The Sunday Dispatch, and will be followed
by two romances, by Elizabeth Btuart Phelps,
assisted by her husband. Rev. Herbert D.
Ward. The first is a novel of the time of
Christ, entitled, "Come Forth." and the scene
of tbe second, which has not yet been named,
will deal with the events in which the Prophet
Daniel was a central figure.
The series will conclude with a romance by
H. Rider Haggard, entitled "Esther," which
will give this talented author an opportunity
for treating in his picturesque manner the bar
baric pomp and magnificence of an ancient
THE BOILERS WERE UNSAFE.
Fred Douglass Was Not Taken to
Hnytl on the Osslpee.
Washington, September 30. The official
correspondence concerning the detail of the
United States steamship Ossipee to take Minis
ter Douglass to Hayti is made public this even
ing. It shows in the first place that Com
mander Kellogg was relieved from dnty on tho
Ossipee before it was known that that vessel
would be detailed for tho service named.
Lieutenant Commander Evans insisted that he
could make the trip on the Ossipee. although
his chief engineer reported that tho boilers
were in an unsafe condition.
Secretary Tiacy appointed a board to make
a thorough examination of the ship, and noon
a report that it would take 520,000 and 108 days'
work to make the ship seaworthy, decided to
revoke tbe order for her sailing, and the Cap
tain of tbe Kearsarge was then notified to put
his vessel in readiness to convey Minister
Douglass to Hayti.
PAID $20 FOR A KISS.
An Old Man of 72 Fined for Perseentlng His
Kirce of IS.
BrninNGirAir, Ala., September 3a At
Blountsville, Blount county, George Smith,
aged 72, was tried before a jury of 12 in the Cir
cuit Court, and found guilty of an assault and
fined $20 for kissing his 18-year-old niece, Annie
Slaughter. . . ,
The testimony was that the old fe'low had
persecuted Miss Slaughter with his attentions
until .the thing became unbearable.
An Imported Olanvrorker Detained.
New York, September 80.-Andrcw Otter
son, a Swede, who landed here to-day on the
Serria, and who acknowledged he was going to
work for Everett & Lyons, glass manufacturers,
of Indianapolis, was detained at Castle Garden
under tbe contract labor law.
A GREEN GRAVE IN IRELAND.
There's a green grave In Ireland,
Where my heart lie's buried deep;
Where Mary, my fond kweetheart.
Bests in her dreamless sleep;
We loved when both our hearts were young,
And hope throbbed In eacb breast;
Hut nevermore has hope been mine
Since Mary sank to rest I
I've Uvea through many weary years.
Since on that summer morn
Bweet Mary gave her farewell kiss
And left me all forlorn;
I hear her sweet voice calling me,
I have not long to stay:
Bright hope will once again be mine
When death bids me a way I
There's a green grave In Ireland,
Oh, lay me there beside my love
In my last, dreamless sleep I
, -nnJj T. JXnce,in
GLIA5I5&S IX GOTIlltv
Three Sateldes In One Bar.
txxv yoke BUBnnsricxixs.l
Nrw Yobk, September 30. Three psrseas
committed suicide in this city to-day. Hiram R,
Battersou. 43 years old, killed Himself because
be regarded his life as a failure. He belonged
to one of the wealthiest families in Connecticut.
Some time ago he quarreled bitterly with his
brother; James C. Batterson. President of the
Travelers' Insurance Company, In Hartford,
terminated his acquaintance with all bis other
relatives, and came to New York. He became
a clerk in the office of the New England Monu
ment Company. For the last three weeks he
had been very despondent This morning; he
gave the office boy an old revolver, with lnstrno-.
tlons to get it loaded. The boy obeyed hts.
Half an honr later a shot was heard in the
wardrobe, the door was opened, and Batterson
was found dead on a seat with a hole in his
right temple. In a note on bis desk were di
rections that he should be cremated, and this
query: "Was I ever worse than J. C. Br' (his
brother). Leopold Neuland, an Austrian me
chanic, 63s years old, swallowed pilaon this
morning because lie believed his wife and
daughter wished htm out of the way so they
could gethold of his small savings. He died an
hour later. A handsome, well-dressed young
woman drank a big dose of carbolic acid In
Bedford Park, this noon, and died before an
ambulancerrived. A note in her pocket indi
cated that she died for love.
Looking for a Lawyer.
Matthew J. McKeon, a lawyer, charged with
murdering Alexander Graham, gave himself
up to tbe police to-day. Mr. McKeon was
drinking in a downtown saloon, ten days ago,
when bis best friend ran in with half of bis
nose gone. Tbe fnend said that Alexander
Graham, who had followed him into the saloon
bit off the missing piece of nose during a fight
outside. Mr. McKeon knocked down Graham
with a walking stick. He was held in only 1100
bail for court, the next day, and Graham was
thought to be convalescing. Later Graham's
skull was found to be fractured, and Mr.Mc
Keon's bail was raised to JLOOfl. Four days ago
Graham died, and the police began to search for
Mr. McKeon as his murderer.
Preparing for a. Celebration.
At a meeting of the Centennial Judiciary
Committee to-day William Allen Butler.
Charles A. Peabody, Enoch Faneher, ex-Judge
Robert H, Robertson and ex-Judge J, Kewton
Fiero, of Kingston, N. Y., were made an Exec
utive Committee to prepare a plan for cele
brating, on tne first Tuesday of next February,
the centennial anniversary of the establish
ment of the United States Supreme Court
Talked Into a Fit by an Angry Man.
Robert McChesney, Chief Clerk of the De
partment ot Arrears in Brooklyn, was talked
into a fit by an Irate taxpayer this morning.
The taxpayer, Mr. Henry L. Coe. had been
stirred dp by an official notice that bis vacant
lot In the Seventh ward would be sold at auc
tion in ten days, because be failed to pay 29
cents taxes on it two years ago. It is pretty ex
pensive In Brooklyn to redeem property after
such a sale, and the taxpayer knew it He
therefore proceeded to give Mr. McChesneya
a big piece of his mind. After listening to him
for about 15 minutes McCbesney fell to the
floor in a fit He was carried home and the
scared taxpayer hurried away.
Left All to Hie Housekeeper.
Thomas GRodwell died last June. His rela
tives tried to bury him. but Mrs. Ellen F. Cab
ness, his colored housekeeper, got possession of
his body tor burial by swearing that she was
his widow. TheRodwell family got another
shock when their dead relative's will was read.
In it he remembered bis sisters and cousins
and aunts with only a few dollars each. The
bulk of his property, two city houses and lots,
he'had left to his colored housekeeper. The
Rodwells began suit on the ground of insanity
and undue Influence. The case is on hearing.
A CASTLE GARDEN MISSION
ThatH&i Aided Over 5.000 Toons- Immi
grant Girls This Year.
The Dispatch Is in receipt of a circular
letter from Rev. M. Callaghan In charge of the
Mission of Our Lady of tha Rosary in connec
tion with Castle Garden, New York. This
noble mission U for .the protection of immi
grant girls. Of the noble work of the mission
Rev. Father Callaghan says:
Young girls landing in a strange country, inex
perienced and often penniless, away for the first
time in their lives from their homes, and beyond
the reach of parents or friends to- advise or pro
tect them, cast amid the din and danger of a
large city and its sinful pitfalls, If left to them
selves would toon become the prey of the design
ing and evil-minded, who lie In wait for such as
they. The saintly Father Blordan well knew tbe
perils to which they were exposed, when be
started and laid the foundation of this home In
which sarety and shelter conld be afforded them.
This be did at a cost or (70.000. ssaoco of which
still remains unpaid. To liquidate this debt and
meet the dally expenses lncurred-whlch amonnt
to no small sum. when we consider that 5.024
?-ounir girls passed throngh the home within the
ast nine months, some remaining; one night
others two and three, 'and some even a week, be
fore they conld proceed on their Journey or ob
tain employment money Is needed.
WEUT OFF WITH i BAKG.
An Old Army Musket Explodes of Its Own
Accord In Llbby Prison.
Chicago, September 30. A most peculiar
accident accurred yesterday- afternoon in the
Libby prison. Many were frightened and some
confusion resulted. C. H. Rutter, of New Al
bany, Ind., and George Michaels, who saw the
affair, tell the following story:
"Resting against one of the pillars were a
number of old war muskets. No one was
nearer than five feet to them. Suddenly one of
th6 muskets was discharged, the contents tear
ing a hole in the ceiling above. Tbe report was
terrific! and several people were greatly excited
How the old mnsket was exploded no one can!
explain. It had done service during the lata f
over lis suuaenness."
war. and some soldier had loaded it in readi
ness to fire. It was placed among tbe other
relics, apparently without being overhauled.
The charge must have been in the rifle at least
FIYE MILLIONS AT STAKE.
Sir. Farley Will Try to Recover the Amonnt
Through tbe Supreme Conn.
St. Paul, September 30. An appeal haa
been taken to tbe United States -Supreme
Court in the case of .Jesse P. Farley against J.
J. Hill, the Kittson estate, and the Manitoba
road, recently decided by Judge Brewer, of the
United States Circuit Court Tbe action, as Is
well known, involves some 5,000,000.
Mr. Farley is determined to fight the case to
the end. .The appeal was filed in the office of
tbe United States Circuit Court Saturday after
noon. TRI-STATE TRIFLES.
mbs. Adam Ulbich, of Muhlenberg street,
Reading, went into her cellar on Friday morn
ing to get some potatoes, but hastily retreated
on seeing in one corner a dark form, from
which came an ominous hiss. When Mr, U.
came home he went down stairs with his shot
gun, and came np again with a dead muskrat
"Whv did you kill that poor little sparrowr"
asked a Wheeling father of his 9-year-old boy;
and the youngster.wbo haibeeu reading about
the battle of Bunker H11L answered confi
dently: "Cause, it's English, you know."
A handy man in Steubenvllle used his chil
dren's roller skates to move a heavily laden re
frigerator from the dining room to the out
kitchen, and not ono breakdown happened.
Jomr W. SAMS tells the Bedford Gazette
that he served as a sharpshooter before Peters
burg In April, 18o3, and that he fired 153 shots,
73 of jrtiichhe saw take effect, one unhorsing
A. P. Hill. He says the statement sounds large,
but he declines to subtract a single victim.
flARRT Rupert, a barber of Huntingdon,
captured a sea-gull along the river there a few
days ago. Birds of that species are rarely seen,
in the interior of that county. The bird Is now
in the hands of a taxidermist in Philadelphia.
ComplSikts of light weight In connection
with pound sausage are heard In West Chester.
A TrrcsvnxE woman went to the cupboard
the other day, got the sngar bowl, discovered a
live mouse in It aad fainted dead away.
"Pleas com upe-d Is away this eve," was
the"message found on a postal card picked up
on a street in &radlrd,'tIt was signed "Sadie,"
aad addressed to a atosslasnt yaaag man.
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-The Sew-Terr. Tire Joyrtswi ottmi
and uses Mm honu.
The Friends' Beetisw limee at "Weeds- :
town.X.X.wBlesnaeBeea betttlM years, bui :
jest received Its Im eoM t ?eiaC
Mr. MbntambeM, of Bay Ckj, had.
six white mice, six UHeM ana a Hke ameer
of puppies born' into Ms household oa ose
A flying squirrel was seea ia Phbw
tawaerthe other evening. soMar asleseeat
from the roof of aototWag store, rfeatiatfte
center of the town.
The VMBgeet Deputy Saeriff ia w '
TJaHed States was appointed it weekay tha
hrofOeeeeenoty N.T. His aaaae '
Seadea Wetter aad be is 13 y ears old.
Mea varkiae ia aa M? iJL.' u'
Xaraed street. Detroit, dog out several eaaaea .
"balls. The pteee where they were feaad. w -
near the sMe of a fort magazine derhMr tfce '
That was a gae4 day! werk wait a'
Maine miateter aeffemed last Saaaaf.'flM
having preaeaed Ave seiuiuus. two et then
funeral sermons, attested Sunday safceel aaaV
held a prayer meeting.
A dog whMt was swiatatiag is Vbtf
near the Brunswick aad "Weetar. eefc. at
Brunswick, OaVWedaesday s4feay'asre
yelp and disappeared. Bpootators -gagyosedv.
that a shark haa made a meal of ate., ".'
Two pairs of twins, aged reapeett veJy 18
and 81 years, met at the HaB mansion Ja
"a" Allen of Stiliwater.aad MiTLeaisa Ista
Misses Williamson, of Washington, li. a, She
Whim RfMt. TTa.i.. l m.- 4
.. ., uuuiwu, WBO jtrsiu
ratles from MonUoello, Fla weat to tewaNsT,
few days ago, he threw his saddle baas seres
hb horse and when be-dlsmounted aadlek ia
bis bag for something, he pulled oat a Oead
snake which was probably alive when lie started
on his journey. .
Mrs. Fraak Ososki.of Bay CRv, has
had to pay J66 for assaulting Mrs. Barteeaes
Freedowski. She banged the latter iadiridaal
because she though: she bad Bewitched the
Ososkl children and made them HI, aad she had
been told that If she licked tho witch they
would get well.
The Germans are distiacHisfced for their
lore ot titles. The cHmaxin this dfereetien was
reached a few oays ago la Darmstadt; when
the Grand Duke created a man "Court Saner
kraut Cutter." Hereafter ha mast be ad
dressed, according to eastern, as "Mr; Cert
Sanprkraut Cutter," aad he writ bd osTsadod
unless the title is used. rv -
One of the -remarkable fea tares aet
architecture in If ew York at sreseat'osTstKil
rapidity with which baihttags are cess
particularly the great oSee baUdtegs ta'fllPaiy
street and elsewhere dowa town. Jreisasrsy.
me construction oi sucn Btttisinos was a
ter of vears: now thav ara anfeOuw! mm! otutM.
Ied in a few months after the foundations are J.
ild. Nine and 19-story balldlBfts whleh. were
only begun in 'June are now ready fee tketr
Utj. William G. DilHBgaaaa, wnile
fishing In Gordon creek. Ore., a'few days steee,
discovered a beautiful f oesH trout, 15 inehes la
length, hi a huge bowlder. Every Sa and
scal9 ot the ash was as plainly marked ia tho
rock as if out by a skilled artist Masy people
wonder how trout get in streams above hl)C4
falls. They were doubtless there 'before the
falls were made, as from this foseH H is evi
dent that there were trout In the streams of
Oregon In prehistoric ages. Mr. DttMagaam
intends to go oat some day aad catek that
fossil trout with, a hammer aad chisel.
A farmer oa Bullskin Prairie had a
drove ot 12 half-crown geese killed and swal
lowed by rattlesnakes east ot Hartford City,
Ind., a few days ago. The geese were observed'
early in tho day by a gang ot telephone men at
work, aad their strange aetieas were com
mented on. but the cause was not discovered
until toward evening, when the one remaining
goose was rescued from a circle of rattlesnakes.,
and several of the reptiles were killed, their,
bellies distended with the geese they Bad Swal
lowed. One of the rattlers was an eaeraoaa
fellow, about 5 feet ia leagth.
Germans are ansiouly -awaiting Mm
final verdict In a very peculiar case which re
cently came before the German courts. Two
ladies of Wesel, it seems, made a comptakit be
fore a magistrate some time ago taateaeot
their neighbors was the owner 'of iiMtt
whose load crewiag dfstaraed tasi'sA sabers
every Bleat Tbe magistrate deeMed state taelv
noise was disorderly and fined the owner et the
rooster, "because he did not prevent the ani
mal from crowing at night" An appeal from
this decision was taken to the higher cert,bat
without success. Now, it appears, the owner
of tbe objectionable rooster has appealed to tha
highest tribunal in the country. He argues
that his rooster only exercises his natural right
when be crows, and that a rooster Is a very use
ful and necessary animal. "Without roosters,"
be explains, "there would be bo heas, aad if
we bad no bens there would be no eggs. Stece,
therefore, we cannot do without hens aad eegs, .
we cannot do withont roosters either." The
case so far has been rather expensive for the
defendant but he la of good cheer and hopes
to carry the day by bis logical argumeat
One of the most wonderful manufaerares
of recent growth is that of catsup. A great
number ot factories hare- originated la tne
past ten years, and competing- brands are as
plentiful as those la any line of manufactured
articles. Tomato catsup has ce&quered the
world. In our younger days our mothers used
to pnt up a supply about this time every year
for winter use, and It was a condiment occas
ionally served at table. Now It has taken its
glace with tbe salt and pepper in daily use.
ome people eat it three times a day, andmaay
millions of gallons are required to supply tbe
annual demand. This popularity of catsnp has
made tomatoes as profitable a crop as wheat
and many farmers plant acres ot vines every
ysir Just to supply tbe cstsnp factories; at 2)
cents a bushel an acre of tomatoes is always
profitable. Tbe farmer simply fills his wagon
bed with the ripe fruit and hauls the load to
town. There la no waste, for the riper the
fruit the better for catsup. The old world 14
liow using American catsup, and the trade is
always on the increase.
FUNNY MENS FANCIES.
, . wnt.i, t. -i, T.lna'tOitnV
Cholly Which is wight, Idoat thins;
or "limn now
Miss Flypps-Inyour csseeither.-Xrr.HSBft
"We j-ead of a Kentucky man whowas
paralyzed by a mosquito bite. It Is a wonder
that the bite didn't paralyze the mosquito.-Teio
A Fall in Live Slock. Gaggs (as Stub
toes rails fuil length on enterlng.the dining room)
la he one of our regular boarders?
Waggs Oh, no; he merely dropped Is for din
ner. Detroit fret Prut. ...
Only "Words. "Pa, what's the difference
tweena cutter and a Utter the signs tell about!"
"Same thing, my son. My barber's such a
beastly cutter that he's litter to adorn a slaughter
house. ' 'Detroit Free Prat.
Truth lor Once. Giles I'm? glad I let
that fellow have the small loan. He seemed over
whelmed with gratitude, and said he could never
repay me. t
Merrltt That was strange. He told you the
truth. Harper' Bazar.
"When They Lick Them. Mis langham.
yon Americans use the name of Georxe Wash
ington very frequently, do you not?
Mr. De Yank Yes, Indeed. Why. "George"
Washington" has been on every one's tongue
since postage stamps were Invented. Xtw loft
Excited Messenger Mr. "Wiseman, your'
house has just been destroyed by fire.
Venerable Author-Was nothing. saved?
, Messenger Very little. AH your early books
and manuscripts were burned.
Venerable Author Thank heaven '. Chicago
Visitor You don't mean to say that you.
do sewing Sundays? now can you do such a
Lady of the House-O I but yea know, I always
sit at the back window.
Visitor -O, welt that's a dlnerent thing, of
course. Boston Transcript.
A Similarity of Terms. Old Moneybags
(on whose daughter Sprigs Is sweet) You young
rascal, what did you mean by telling people that
1 was an old pirate?
Sprigs (who ought to anow)-M didn't sir. I
only said that you were a free booter, and I can
prove that Ktv Xork Sun,.
8unday School Teacher I need not ask"
you. children, whether there has ever been a man
since Samson's time as strong as he was. AH ot
yon probably know there was not
Small Boy (recently from Texas) Yes, tber'hasl
I've heard maw say my Uncle Kufbs could hold up
a- whole railroad train all by hlsself. Chicago
' The Romance of Reality. Bessie Ma4ge
was out walking with Charlie aad they bad a '
quatrel. Charlie gave her a shove and the fell
into the lake- Everybody said the woatd have'
bee drowned if Qeorge aada't beta taste
saved her. She is going to be
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