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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY. OCT. 3, 1880.
opening of the congress.
The opening of the Fan-American Con
gress yesterday was principally marked by
the formal entertainments and expressions
of amity that are necessary features of the
assembling of such a body. No approach
to actual business will be made until
the tour of the United States by the
delegates is finished, which is a permissible
variation of the old adage concerning the
respective order of business and pleasure.
Nevertheless, Secretary Blaine's opening
address struck the keynote and set forth the
ideas on which the Congress is founded.
The principles which should draw the
American Governments into alliance are
those of union for their mutual benefit; the
avoidance of mutual jealousies and aggres
sions which have proved the bane of Europe;
the consequent escape from the necessity
of standing armies and expensive naval
armaments, and the advancement of the
commercial prosperity of the Hew "World.
Alliance for mutual detense may or may
not be involved in these principles, al
though its statement is not made or ex
pected; offensive alliance is distinctly ex
cluded by the pacific nature of the purposes.
But what is implied beyond question, and
placed openly in view as the aim of the
Congress, is the cultivation of closer com
mercial relations to the advantage and en
richment of all the countries participating
in the treaties which it is expected the Con
gress will evoke.
On this basis the Pan-American Congress
bids fair to introduce a new era in the com
mercial ana political relations of the Ameri
They are not disposed to indulge in any
false sentiments in Paris about punishing
cornerers and the engineers of commercial
combinations when they have come to
grief. "We do not Know that the French
law is any more Spartan than our own about
punishing the manipulations which are
successful. While the copper combination
was apparently on the hich road to vast
wealth Secretin and his associates were un
molested; but now that they have made a
smash the tribunal of commerce is dealing
out salty penalties. Fines are assessed on
the managers and directors of the Comptoir
d' escompt aggregating 19,000,00 francs, or
$3,SOO,000. This will certainlv deter the
people who have to pay the fines from go
ing into any more gambles for some time,
by reason of the lack of funds. But a
more effective remedy would be to fine the
speculators who make a success of their
corners, and thus take away the tempta
tion which their unmolested wealth offers
CO-EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA.
The adoption by the faculty of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania of a resolution opening
theprivileges of that institution to both sexes
alike, is an indication of progress. It is
only a few years since a step ot this sort was
defeated in the same institution. Without
any especial agitation the progress of
modern ideas has been so steady, that the ac
tion is reversed, and the University is placed
in the list of institutions that offers its facil
ities without regard to sex.
It is rather amusing to find some of our
Philadelphia cotemporaries, who seem un
able to take their educational ideas much
beyond the limits of the early part of the
century, speaking of the change as one the
character and results of which can only be
determined by experience. The fact is that
co-education has long ago passed the experi
mental stage. Haifa dozen collegiate insti
tutions have proved its practicability and
usefulness, some of them by the practice of
over 50 years. Such colleges as Oberlin and
Ann Arbor are sufficient answer to all
doubts about the novel experiment of co-education.
It is also rather amusing to learn that the
approval of the students now at the univer
sity is a matter of doubt. If that institution
finds it necessary to take iuto consideration
the veto power of the students on any ques
tion of management, it will be a decided im
provement to bring in a new class of scholars,
who may have a less exalted estimate of the
Talne of their verdict.
A QUESTIONABLE MEASURE.
The step which has been taken by one of
the local railroads in relnsing cars to be
loaded with slack or nut coal, was probably
without due reflection, and with good in
tentions. Nevertheless, the assertion of a
right on the part of a railroad to decide
what grades of coal a shipper shall forward
is one that will not bear examination. The
action was undoubtedly intended as a
measure of relief for the scarcity of cars;
but while a railroad is obliged to use every
effort to distribute its cars impartially, the
enactment now of a temporary rule that
the buyers of nut and slack shall go unsup
plied, is one that overlooks the primary ob
ligation of impartiality. No doubt this
will be rectified, as everyone hopes that the
car famine will be, as soon as possible.
MAN AND HONEY.
Among the disadvantages of possessing
money is the possibility it entails of losing
money. It is easier, so rich men invariably
say, to make money than to keep it Some
what in support of this is the case of a
grandson of one of the Old Guard of Bona
parte, who recently lost a role of bank notes
amounting to $100,000 on a railway train.
He was not betting on the train either, and
did not lose it, as many a man ha, by put
ting his pile upon a horse. He merely lost
iton the cars. If he had not had a hundred
thousand dollars he could not have lost it.
It just shows that a man has so business to
carry around hundreds of thousand dollar
bills in his pockets. Fifty or sixty thou
sand dollars is quite enough to stuff in
to a wallet or pocket for spending
money. It is said that Jay Gould has been
stumped for a nickel to pay his car fare
often. But we cannot all of us go out pen
niless and naked, as it were, with a Gould's
assurance that we will acquire clothing and
a competency at some one else's expense be
fore the day is over. The average man re
quires at least a quarter and a suit of clothes
to start on.
But though only the man who has a cool
hundred thousand can lose it a huge majority
prefer to take the hundred thousand and the
chance of its loss. The conrage and confi
dence of men in this direction are stupendous.
N o man is so cowardly but he will assume the
responsibility of riches without a tremor; no
man is so modest but he will prefer himself
to all the world as the guardian of gold.
The young man who lost a fortune on the
cars last week would not hesitate in the
least to take charge of another if he had -the
chance. The great trouble is that few of ns
have the chance at all, and still fewer a
second visit from the Goddess Fortana.
THE TEEBnORIAL ELECTIONS.
The returns from the elections in the Ter
ritories which are soon to be advanced to
Statehood, have a mixed complexion, from
which partisans on either side can draw en
couragement, or the reverse, according to
their"tastes. The fact is that the outcome
is just about what was to be expected from
the previous political complexion of the
Territories, and fails to show any material
change either from the influence of the Re
publican administration or the approach of
their admission to the Union.
Washington and the two Dakotas go
strongly Republican. If they had done
anything else it would have been a black
eye for the Republicans, as they are settled
by Republican elements. Montana is close,
with the chauces rather in favor of the
Democrats. So far as can be seen, the new
States will give a net Republican gain of
two Representatives and four Senators in
Congress. Prohibition was probably car
ried in North and South Dakota. The
elections are principally significant as pre
paring for the .admission of Territories,
which for the first time will stretch an un
broken line of States from the east to the
MARRIAGE IN YORK COUNTY.
That courtly chevalier with a clumsy title,
ex-Lieutenant Governor Chauncey Black,
has been ascribing an extraordinary charac
ter to the Democracy of York county. In a
political speech last week, he said that
he came from a county where no good Dem
crat would permit his daughter to marry a
Republican. We do not suppose for a mo
ment that Mr. Black would intentionally
utter an untruth; we prefer to believe that
Mr. Black's enthusiasm led him to paint
the unswerving fidelity of York's Democra
cy to its party's principles in colors a little
too harsh and high for truth.
For the sake of argument, however, let
us take this tremendous assertion for solid
truth. What does it lead us to infer?
Firstly, that the daughters of Democratic
fathers are denied the privileges of free
choice in matter thai is to them almost as
important as life itself. Their sisters else
where, in this county for example, would
not brook such abridgement of their rights.
If the spirit of Democracy impels any great
number of its adherents to such practices
one of the reasons for the overwhelming
Republican vote in this State is
plainly discovered. Mr. Black would
seem to prize the blessings of Democratic
faith so highly that helwould begrudge them
to any but the chosen already within the
pale. He does not believe in the evangel
ical powers of woman evidently, or he would
not discourage the marriage of Democratic
maidens to Republican men. . For the first
time in his life Mr. Black has assumed an
ungallant attitude toward the fair sex. He
undervalues the influence of the wife upon
her husband and of the mother upon her
children, and wants us to believe that all
the Democratic fathers in York county un
dervalue it also.
But whether true or merely an oratorical
hyperbole, Mr. Black's text does not call
for hysterics or red-hot shot from the Re
publicans. Republican youths will con
tinue to marry Democratic maidens when
ever they prefer them to Republican maid
ens, with or without parental assent, in
York county and every other county. Love
and politics proceed by separate highways.
Success in one often leads to success in the
other. But Cupid, at all events, brooks no
dictation from partisan politicians. He
shoots his arrows without the least regard
for Jeffersonian or other political princi
ples. SCATTERING LABOR STATISTICS.
The report of the United States Labor
Bureau on the subject of the morals of
working women is a new indication of the
disposition of the head of that bu-eau to
expand the field of labor statistics by most
remarkable additions. Last year the main
effort of the bureau was in the direction of
statistics of the divorce industry. This year
it concerns itself with the morals of the
working girls. In the meantime the im
portant field and the one in which exact
information will tie valuable, namely, the
conditions of industrial organization and
the influences of trade under which labor re
ceives its best rewards, or it'ce tersa, re
While the question was pertinent last
year, what the divorce question has to do
with labor statistics, that is still more per
tinent this year, what call is there for the
United States Labor Bnrean to laboriously
assert that American working girls are
virtuous. The facts that these young women
support themselves by hard and generally
ill paid labor is more eloquent and convinc
ing than the so-called statistics which Mr.
Wright's inquiries have produced. It
might be very comforting to have the con
clusion established by dint of answers to
numerous circulars that young women who
work hard and live poorly are not given
OTer to lives of wanton vice, and luxury, if
it were not for the somewhat cogent fact
that everyone knew it already.
Beyond that, there is another pertinent
suggestion. Why should a government
bureau concern itself more about the morals
of female workers than about the morals of
male workers? A report on the morals of
Congressmen would be about as pertinent
as the last issue of the Labor Bureau, and
would probably contain a great many more
The assault on the validity of the street
act of 1889 introduces once more into the
question of city improvements the old un
certainty of the rulings of the Supreme
Court. It is beyond our province to at
tempt to predict how the courts will view
the points raised on behalf of the 'opponents
of the Diamond street widening. Neverthe
less the fact that these points are raised will
suggest the question whether it might not
have been wise to stick, to the act of i 1887,
the validity of which no one had been found
to assail during the two years it was in
Weatheb prophet Hicks' announce
ment that the first polar wave of the season
will sweep over the country next Sunday
justifies the people in expecting mild and
sunny fall weather on that day. Hicks'
predictions are generally coppered by the
Yesteeday's session of the Board of
Steam Navigation was largely devoted to
the question of freeing the Monongahela
from tolls. Captain Dravo's energetic
speech put the issue squarely before the
board, and the resolutions which were
passed, will constitute a strong support of
the measure before. Congress. On matters
like the Lake Erie and Pittsburg Canal
and the Monongahela navigation question,
the board could not represent Pittsburg
views more thoroughly if it had been elected
entirely by Pittsnurg votes.
The irhite heat of Chicago's Exposition
boom is apparent when the able-bodied
press of that city is worked up to the point
of denouncing a recusant St. Paul paper
that has said something in favor of New
York as "a Traitor to the "West."
The alleged discovery that Mrs. Burnett
did not invent "Little Lord Fauntleroy" is
not surprising. It is the fashion with great
literary successes to have the discovery
made after their success is complete that
they are built on the model of something
that has preceded them. But the fashion is
no less rigid that the original models drop
into the unknown graves of literature, while
the copies written by people like Mrs. Bur
nett catch the hearts of thousands. It is
singular what a difference it makes who
writes the stories.
The attendance of over 10,000 people at
Captain Jones' funeral shows the universal
esteem and affection in which the dead
manager was held by all the people who
were brought under his wise and energetic
"The marriage of Prince Hatzfeldt to
Miss Huntington will not necessarily make
him the distributer of her father's millions.
The old gentleman will still retain consider
able authority in that direction," remarks a
cotemporary. This does not present any
especial amelioration. If Prince Hatzfeldt
should distribute the Huntington millions,
we do not believe he would spend any of it
in buying Congressmen or legislatures.
New York's guarantee fund is assuming
magnificent proportions. As soon as twenty-
three other gentlemen can be found to make
the twenty-five who are to compose it, it
will fairly be said to be booming.
A defalcation of 51,200,000 in the
Louisiana State by Democrats discloses the
fact that the carpet-bag and negro State
governments were not the only ones that
stole public moneys. Perhaps it suits the
Southern taste better to be robbed by whites
to the manor born than by interlopers from
other States; but it costs as much in the
long run. '
The disposition of the Johnstown workers
to get up a riot because they are not paid, is
is almost as reprehensible as the disposition
in some other quarters, to let payday pass
without providing the fund?.
Jeff Davis' recent magazine article on
"General Wolseley's Mistakes," suggests
the thought that while both disputants have
made monumental and separate mistakes in
the past, they are both making the same
mistake at present. That is the mistake of
supposing that the public cares anything
about their disputes over a back-number
The putting into actual operation of the
tin plate factory at the Exposition will show
the public what Pittsburg may possibly do
in this heretofore unknown line of industry
in the United States.
The fact that an Ohio court has decided
against the Standard Oil Company's claim
that its oil and gas leases give it control of
every thing above and below the ground,
except for agricultural purposes, is reassur
ing but not remarkable. The singular thing
would have been to have so absurd a claim
The congress of the three Americas opens
with lunches and dinners, and will conclude
with a grand feast of international com
merce. Afteb the Democratic organs have been
jumping on Tanner and Dalzell with all
four feet, it is refreshing to find the Atlanta
Constitution making the discovery that they
are the only "two honest Republicans," and
giving its exquisite reason that "they are in
bad odor with their party."
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Jay Gould is a broken-down old man at the
age of 53, when he should be in the prime of
life. Wall street is not conducive to good
health or a long life.
J. B. Bdckstone, the clever English play
wright, was glad to get ?500f or a piece 50 years
ago. Now, a popular play sometimes pays its
author or adaptoi $50,000.
Robert Gakbett inherited JIO.000,000 and
the Presidency of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road. He has lost the latter and much of the
former by the great depreciation in the Balti
more and Ohio stock.
Richard H. Stoddard says he has made
11,000 writing about Poe having threatened to
kick him out of his (Poe's) office. Had the
threat been earned, out, Stoddard's fortune
would have been made.
Mss Grace Krao, the clever New Orleans
novelist, Is a stately woman, 27 years old, with
brown hair and eyes, ana striking features.
Miss King, although having an English name,
belongs to a proud old Creole family on her
mother's side a family thm was by no means
pleased with Gable's description of Creole life
in New Orleans.
Walt Waitmait Is said to bo very much
bothered by would-be poets, who ask him to
read and criticise their productions. The story
goes that a few days ago an ambitious young
poet called upon him with a tragedy, entitled
"Columbus," saying that he wanted Mr. Whit
man's opinion on its merits. "No, I thank
you," said the latter, "I have been paralyzed
F. Marion Crawford was fortunate in
having a fresh, interesting subject for his first
novel, and in finding an appreciative publisher.
Mr. Crawford, although of American parents.
was horn in Italy, and speaks Italian quite as
well as ho does English; in fact, he thinks in
Italian and writes in English. He is tall, broad
shouldered, laughs heartily, and can walk 25
miles a day without fatigue,
Mrs. Arthur Stannaed, who is better
known by her nom de plume of "John Strange
Winter," is 33 years old, tall and handsome,
with dark, brilliant eyes; her hair is also dark
and curls closely all orer her head. Bhe dresses
elegantly, rich, heavy velvets and handsome
silks being her favorites. She is very fond of
society, and attends all the fashionable recep
tions the London season.
A DaUotun f)lffl:ully.
From the Philadelphia Times. 1
It's hard to choose a capital In a State where
a blizzard may come along and moro it lntd an
other county. ' "' r
PITTSBURG ' DISPATCH
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Afraid to See Booth Smokers' Fate A High
State of Intoxication Other Notes.
"I afraid to go and see Booth," said a man
wbo usually fears few things, and considering
his weight ought to tear nothing, to me yester
day. "Why?" lasted.
"Well, you see more years ago than I care to
think about I went to see Mr. Booth play
'Richard III." I had a seat way down front,
near the fiddlers. When it came to the tent
scene whero Richard dreams very unpleasantly
I was intensely interested. Suddenly I saw
Mr. Booth fall off his couch and apparently
roll straight toward me. I thought he was
coming for me, and scared out of my wits I
jumped and ran for the door as fast as I could.
Since then I've never seen him and, do you
know, I'm really afraid of him."
"I notice," said a vivacious young ladvo
her escort as they sat down for a long ride in a
midnight suburban train, "I notice that the
smokers go last on the train."
"Yes," admitted the poor man, "the smoking
car is last on this train."
"But," continued she, "it is some consolation
to know that they will he the first to go if a
following train runs into us."
If you aro over 6 feet 6 inches in height, for
the sake of all that is beautiful and graceful In
man. do not get drunk.
Two nights ago as a train was In motion a
gentleman whose height would secure him a
triumphal tour of the museums essayed to
march from one end of a Fort Wayne car to
the other. First of all he balanced himself for
a start; in the courso of which proceeding he
fell over into a seat In the journey he then
undertook he fell thrice again either on the
right or left into men and women's laps. If he
had t been small it would have been grotesque
and laughable, as it was his height made it
serious and horrible to observe.
A colored man from West Virginia got em
ployment with a bricklayer in Allegheny, who
put him to mixing plas ter. The colored artist
met an acquaintance on Federal street yester
day who asked him what he was doing.
"Hoeing water for a dollar a day," was the
0SLI THE TEUTH STATED.
Commissioner Wright on tlio Condition of
St. Louis Working Girls.
rSFKCIAL TXUEQBAH TO THE DISPATCH t
Washington, October 2. "If the papers
had published exactly what I said in my report
the public would probably recognize that
nothing more than the truth bad been stated,"
said Commissioner Wright, of tho Department
of labor, wnen he was shown to-day a pub
lished telegram quoting an article severely
criticising the Commissioner for a portion of
his last report on the condition of working
women An the large cities. "The report," he
continued, "does cot say that the worst 'tailors'
back Bhops' are in St. Louis, hut some of the
worst found anywhere in the Investigation. It
doesn't say the working women do not go to
church or that they all go to dance halls, but
this Is what it does say:
There Is comparatively little church going
among the worMng girls of bt. Louis, the dance
honse claiming the attendance of far too many,
even of girls from 13 years of age and upward,
bunday balls and matinees are largely patronized.
There are no libraries, lecture courses or clubs to
afford advantages to working girls, and there is
much Illiteracy among them.
"The report does not say that the moral con
ditions are lower than in any other city, but
that the standard is, generally speaking, lower
than in many other cities, but also states that
sotno proprietors look carefully after the
physical and moral welfare of their employes.
The report did not say that while the work
rooms of the cigarmakers were fine, and the
dav only eight hours long, the wages were low,,
and most of the workmen thoss whose habits
of life are often riotous that is, excessively!
dissipated and all that is true. In fact, know
ing the character of tho agents who collected
the statistics on which these few general re
marks are based I will vouch for the truth of
IS MRS. CLEVELAND'S HONOR.
A Charming Reception to the Ex-Mistress
of tho White House at Lenox.
rSPECIAL TELXOBAM TO THE DISFATCH.1
Lenox. Mass., October 2. Mrs. Grover
Cleveland reached Lenox last night by the
limited express on a special car. She drove at
once to the residence of ex-Secretary Whitney,
where she is to remain during her stay here.
She Is, of course, the most prominent guest in
town, and came to attend the Endicott-Thoron
nuptials to-morrow. This morning she was
tendered a lunch by Dr. and Mrs. Kinnicut,
and appeared in a pink gown, which became
her charmingly. Among those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney, ex-Secretary and Mrs.
Endlcott ex-Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild,
Baron Schoenberg, Hon. Ecbardsteln, German
Minister, Mavroyeni Bey. Turkish Minister, A.
L. Ghalt, Belgian Minister, Mr. and Mrs. Bur
den, Mr. and Mrs. Ives, Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Parsons and others. At 4 o'clock Mrs. Cleve
land was tendered a reception at Mrs. Whit
ney's, where all Lenox' fashionables gathered
to meet the former mistress of the White
House. Mrs. Cleveland was attired in a
levander colored gown, fully as becoming as
the pink she wore at luncheon. The guests
were presented by Mr. Whitney In the parlor,
The music was furnished by a Hungarian
band, stationed out of sight in tho annex.
This evening Mrs. Wm. Sloine gave a dinner
to Mrs. Cleveland and the Whltneys, Endicotts,
Falrchilds and a few other friends.
To-morrow comes the wedding of William C.
Endlcott, Jr., to Miss Thoron, and Curtis
House is full of guests from Boston and vicin
ity. New York and other places. The wedding
takes place at the homo of Samuel G. Ward,
grandfather of the bride, in the afternoon. In
the evening Mrs. Whitney will give a grand
ball at the Schermerhorn annex to Sedgwick
Hall. These events will practically end the
DEATHS OP A DAI.
Adam Trautman, the well-known Southslde
merchant, whose life has been so long In the bal
ance, died yesterday morning at 9:15 o'clock. A
complication of diseases preyed 'upon him, and
his Hie was despaired of fully a week ago. Mr.
Trautman was 51 years of age, and first caw tbe
light In Birmingham old borough. In the year 1S3S.
.His parents came from Bavaria, in Germany,
where some of his relatives still reside. He was
for some time associated In partnership with bis
father, and on tbe latter's death be succeeded to
bis business, which he has since conducted, with
the help of his brother George, of tbe Windsor
Glass Company. He was one of the directors or
tbe South Tenth btreet Bridge Company, of the
boutbslde IJank and of the Manufacturers' Nat
ural Gas Company. He was formerly a stock
bolder in the 1'enn uel Company and also a
director of the Herald Printing Company. He
was again and again elected Councilman from the
Twentv-second ward: and was one of tbe first to
suggest the long distance piping of natural gas.
Two months ago he made a trip to Europe, hoping
that the change of air would benefit his systemT
bathe returned home so weak that he had to be
carried ashore on a stretcher. He has since re
mained at the residence of his sister. Mrs. Kiel
of the East End. Mr. Trautman leaves no chil
dren. His wife died about 13 months airn. it
was a big man physically, and had a heart com
mensurate with his size. He will be deeply
mourned by a legion of friends In all parts of the
Mr. John McKay died suddenly of paralysis of
the brain at his homestead on Lincoln avenue,
East End, Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock. He was
in his easy chair at the time reading the Bible.
All bis life he had been a great Bible student
and was cheerful and Interested in his reading
Just before bis evening repast. When he was
called for supper there , was no rtsoonse. Then
they found blm cold In death, though still occupy
lnglils favorite posture leaning forward slightly
head bent over tbe Bible spread open in his
hands, and spectacles dropped low down across
the bridge of his nose. He was 65 years or age, had
a lars-e acquaintance in Pittsburg, and was the
brother oljames McKay, of James McKay Co
or tbe Iron City Chain works. He will be burled
iruui..ut jiiciLiiji's rcBiucutc, Aiaoerson ave..
bhadyslde. to-morrow afternoon at 2 nvtntr
Tbe Interment will be private at a later hour.
Miss Jano Robinson.
Miss Jano Robinson died yesterday morning at
bar residence on Alpine avenue. Allegheny. Miss
Robinson was bom in the County Fermanagh, Ire
land, in the yeas lSOt and was thus S3 years or age
at her death. Bhe came to this country with her
brother, Captain K. Uoblnson, tl.e well-known
Kideral street real estate agent. In ISSi. iilis
Boblnson has been a member of the bimtbfield
Street M. E. Church for tUelast2lj jears.althouch.
of late, her Increasing ailments prevented her
from attending divine services. Her funeral
train will leave Captain it Koblnson's house at
Montgomery street at 4 p. v. to-morrow. '
Frederick W. Olmes.
SPECIAL TZtEORAU TO THE DISPATCH '.
ALTOONA, October 2,-FrederIek W. Olmes
aged 52 years, died at his residence in this city
tbls morning or obstruction or the bowels. The
deceased was out or Altoona'sinost progressive
citizens. His c tale is psllimud utSJUuiLo Hp
leaves a wile and eight children. "fc
Topzxa, KAN., October 2.-Ex-Governor Mar
tliuwo has been ill for some weeks past died to-
THUESDXT; OCTOBER '
BANGS IN PITTSBURG.
Now Ideas In Ornamental Ideas for
Women's Hair Several Weddings Yes
terday General Society News.
"What a vista of thought the very word
"bangs" suggests. Before one's vision arise
soft fluffy bangs, coquettish curled hangs,
pretty infantile bangs, glossy trainable bangs,
stiff uncontrollable bangs, dignified straight
hangs, stylish straight bangs, and horror upon
horror the-weatber-stralgbt bangs! What a
test the last named are to one's beauty and
Christianity. Who has not struggled in vain
with them and resolved as soon as the length
of said bangs would penult to abjure them
forever, and with Puritan severeness appear.
But. alasl as the cooler, dryer weather comet,
this resolution shares the fate of the majority
The bang is a staying feature. An attempt
was made to dislodge it with the pompadour,
which reigned supreme for a time, but with
Mrs. Cleveland It went out. I adopted the
pompadour with great glee, as I always do a
reform that savors of common-sense. You
know in order to be of note now-a-days one must
be uncommon in some things. If they can't be
uncommonly pretty, they must be uncommonly
plain, and if they are unfortunate enough tolbe
neither one nor the other, uncommonly sensible
would be a good motto. Well, as I say, I
adopted the pompadour and the pompadour
flourished beyond my most sanguine expecta
tions, ii was one oi me nuuy kino, anu t was
the envy of all my male relatives and friends
for months, but the day of woe arrived. I
started a natural gas fire in Pittsburg without
previous instructions, and I had a prospectus
of a future pompadour left nothing more,
I immediately consulted a hair dresser and
fonnd that the pompadour was fall out of style
anyway" "La Tosca" being the latest and
newest in their line. It originated in the play
"Lalosca"and is a fac-simile of a wig worn
by Fanny Davenport. It Is a simple round
bang for the forehead, differing from the
saucer bang by being cut very low on the
sides clear down to the ear. In fact, and it is
very pretty and becoming to all faces. Young,
sweet faces are enhanced by the short wavy
hair artistically cut, of course, and older, moro
mature faces lose some of the age and appear
more youthful framed as it were. "La Tosca"
promises to be a great favorite the coming
season. The straight, pointed banc remains
very popular with Pittsburg ladles andisrery
pretty. The Hading is affected by ladies with
prominent features. In New York the round
fluff bang rages. In Philadelphia the shingle
saucer bang is paramount. Chicago ladies
wear everythingfromshlngledbangto shingled
The stylish coiffure of to-day is either plaited
or coiled from the base of the head to the
crown, entirelv covering the back part, and
little artificial curls are tucked in at tho lowest
point of the coiffure. To complete it are re-
?uired side combs every one that returns
rom Europe sports side combs. They come In
all Btyles and in all values from modest little
shell ones to handsome ivory and silver ones
exquisitely mounted with precious stones. The
hairpins worn include everything imaginable
in fancy ones besides tho ordinary shell, and
are of all sizes and forms. In ye olden times
the word hairpin brought to our minds a
straight, disagreeable black wire arrangement
that was more an article ot torture than any
thing else, lor, as John Chinaman would say, it
took so many of him to dress even a small
quantity of hair and they were forever making
us uncomfortable by piercing the scalp instead
of staying the hair, and then to find which
separate distinct pin was committing the crime
was often a difficult task.
Now, at the word, "hair-pin," what don't we
think of 7 Such a variety of designs, such a
multitude of sizes, such a variety of material
nsed in the manufacture of theml The artistic
coifluro and pin of to-day are certainly a de
cided improvement upon the plain, straight
coils and pin of the past
A 8HADTSIDK MARRIAGE.
Tho Principals Both Descendants of tho
The wedding of Miss Louise Livingston Far
ley to Mr. Herbert Steele Kellogg last evening
was a very enjoyable affair. The bride is the
only daughter of Mr. Wm, T. Farley, of Barton
street The groom is the son of Amos M. Kel
logg, editor of the New York School Journal,
and is engaged with his father in the business.
Both of the young people are descendants from
the great Livingstons who played such promi
nent parts in the early history of this country.
The ceremony was performed at 5 o'clock by
"Rnv. Tlr. Cowan, nf tlin Third Presbyterian
r Church, at the family residence in Shadyside.
ixnere were no attendants, xne onao was
'dressed in white and carried bride's roses. The
relatives and friends present were served with
k wedding supper by Kuhn. The decorations
Were from J. R. t A. Murdoch. The young
couple will resido in New York.
MISS JTJIOEAN'S WEDDING.
An Interesting Event Oat in LnvrrcncevIIIo
The marriage of Miss Blanch McMoranto
Mr. Lee L. Dagron was witnessed last evening
by a large number of friends and relatives. The
bride Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
McMoran, of Hatfield street Lawrencevllle.
The groom is the chief inspector of the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad.
The bridal dress was of white silk, with trim
mings of lace and ribbon. Diamond ornaments
were worn.anii white roses formed the bouquet
Rev. Dr. W. H. Pearce, of tho Butler Street
Methodist Church, performed the ceremony.
The wedding supper was served by Kennedy.
The wedding of Miss Adelaide Benny and
Mr. Charles S. Sbinkle was celebrated at the
home of the bride's parents at Emsworth last
evening at 5 o'clock. The bride is a daughter
of C. W. Benny, a well-known business man,
and the groom is of the firm Myers, Sbinkle fc
Co., printers. The beautiful borne at Ems
worth was gaily decorated by Elliott and Mur
dock for the occasion. The ceremony was per
formed at 5 o'clock, the bride being attended by
three bridemaids. After the wedding a re
ception was held, at which Cagin served the
repast The presents received were of the
finest and in great variety.
A Pleasant Banqnot.
One of the most pleasant social events of last
evening was tho banquet tendered to their em
ployes by Messrs. Sol. Cohn fe Co., of the "P.
C. C. C.," at the Hotel Dnqucsne. The festivi
ties commenced at 0 o'clock, and were con
tinued until a late hour. The menu was in the
happiest vein of this well-known resort -for bon
vlvants, and was a most pleasant affair from
beginning to end. Several speeches were made
by members of the firm and a few of tbe gen
tlemen present, and the banquet was enjoyed
In a Social Way.
Mrs. F. Clark, of Hiland avenue, made a
very narrow escape while out driving on
Hiland avenue yesterday alterooon'. Her light
phaeton collided with one of Brace Brothers'
laundry wagons, causing the phaeton to turn
entirely over, and upsetting Mrs. Clark and
her driver out Fortunately tbo horse stopped
when the accident occurred, and Mrs. Clark
and ber driver were both taken from under the
wreck comparatively uninjured.
Mr. Alios M. Kelloqo, the editor of the
New York School Journal, who is In the city to
attend the wedding of bis son, Herbert Steele
Kellogg, will spend some time in visiting the
schools of Pittsburg and Allegheny. Mr. Kel
logg is especially noted for advocating a thor
ough reform of public schools. His idea is to
elevate tho standard of tbe schools by advanc
ing tbe teacher in qualifications and skill.
Miss Margaret Lcxu Cbumpton, a belle
of Hamuiondtown, N. J., has become the bride
of Mr. Franklin F. Nicola, the wholesale lum
ber dealer of this city. The nuptials were cele
brated at the home of the bride's parents on
last Tuesday, Rev. Gilbert R. Underbill being
the officiating clergyman. Tbe couple will take
a short tour and commence housekeeping in
The marriage of Miss Lizzie Peebles to Cap
tain Lew Brown will be performed to-day at
the residence of Mr. Peebles, on Arch street
Allegheny City. Miss Peebles is tho charming
daughter of Mr. Peebles, the architect Mr.
Brown is tbo well known drill master ot tbe
The Children's Temporary Home, which is
an adjunct of the society for the Improvement
of the Poor, will oven about the first ot next
week. October 17 has been designated as re
ception and donation day.
Our city will be swarming with Knights
Templar and their ladies Sunday morning.
Who will stop on their way to Washington long
enough to see the city and test the resources of
j Mrs. Louis A. Dknnison and daughter, ot
his city, and her brother, Randolph Douglas,
of Kansas j City, returned yesterday from a
three-weeks' visit to their sister at New Haven,
The Ladies' Afternoon Club, of Sewickley,
hold its first session at the residence of Mrs.
Graff. Tho 35 members have decided upon a
very interesting course of reading for the com
a The United Presbyterian Women's Assam.
tion Of PittSbUrir and AIlorrhT, l ahnnt n I
add to Jts manv crood Aaaa t,.'.af'ifeiiaMtiiisi
uuws aw 6u people. -. .
SEEN IN OCTOBER SKIES.
The Sod. with TJIs Hallow Spots One of
Them Would Hold Several Earths
Morning Stars and HowTheySUlp About
Distances that Beach Billions A Split
rTvarmnr ron tot dispatch.!
A large sun-spot group is visible on the solar
disk at present This is' something rather un
usual, as the solar spots are periodic, there be
ing the greatest number every II- years. One
of these "maxima," as they are called, will
occur in 1893. Midway between tbe maxima
months may pass without a single spot showing
itself, and a large group is rare. The group
now visible Is near the western edge of tbe
disk, not far from the equatorial line, and will
be earned out of sight in a few days (if it does
not cease to exist before that time) by the sun's
As is probably known, the sun rotates on its
axis like tbe earth, except that it takes the sun
about 26 days to complete S revolution. The
time is not very accurately known, because It
must be determined by watching the spots, and
observing bow long it takes any given spot to
complete a whole revolution, or a certain part
It is necessary to assume that tbe spot travels
as fast as the whole body of the sun does, and
no faster, but it is found that each spot has a
motion of its own over tbe sun's surface, for a
spot near the equator is seen to rotate about
once in 25 days, while one near latitude 45 re
quires about 23 days. Tbe ancients thought the
sun was a large mass of molten metal, and the
spots (for there have been quite a number large
enough to be visible to the unassisted eye)
were impurities floating on the surface. They
are now known to be simply openings in tbe
Photosphere, the luminous envelope of the sun.
Any one possessed of a good telescope may con
vince himself of this fact by watching a large
spot as it enters upon or leaves the sun's disk.
Tbe Big, Hollow Spot.
The largest spot on the group now visible,
for example, will be seen to be made up of a
dark central portion, called tbe "umbra,"
and a lighter portion surrounding it called the
"penumbra." Now, as tbe spot approaches the
edge of the disk it will be seen foreshortened.
and the penumbra on the side nearest the cen
ter will become narrower, and at the same time
will seem to encroach upon the black umbra,
until finally tho umbra, which is the deepest
portion of the cavity, will be entirely lost to
view, nothing being visible but the penumbra
on the side farthest from the center of the
disk, which is the far side of the hole. This
hole now is so largo that there would be room
to drop several of our earths into it
The sun's apparent diameter on the 15th
of the month is 32' 12 ', and his distance from
the earth 92,WO,000 miles.
Fleet Mercury and Other Stars.
Mercury reaches his greatest angular dis
tance west of tbe sun on the 31st of tne month.
He is then 18 43' west of the sun, and rises one
hour and 48 minutes before him in the morn
ing, long enough to give the zealous young
astronomer a good look at him if he is willing
to rise at 5 or 5 JO in the morning. He will be
visible a few degrees above the sunrise point at
about 615 during the last few days of the
month. The disk will be about the half-moon
phase, and 8.6" m diameter.
Venus is still a conspicuous object in tbe
morning sky. She rises about 4 o'clock, and is
the last star to disappear before the approach
of Old Sol, three hours later. She is about
one-third as bright as she was, when at her
best; her apparent diameter is 12.3'', and the
phase nearly lull.
Mars is now not far from Venus, being, on
the 15th of the month, about 9 west by north
west of that planet hut much inferior in
brightness. His apparent diameter is 4.4".
Jupiter and More Distant Ones.
Jupiter still holds the palm, shining unriv
aled in the southwestern sky in the early
evening, but he is waning; and in two or three
months will be swallowed up in the beams of
tbe sun, to be seen no more until he emerges
on the western side of tne sun as morning star.
His apparent diameter is 35", and be is in the
constellation Sagittarius, or the Archer.
Saturn Is getting into good position for ob
servation, rising in the morning about 25 min
utes earlier every week. He is in the constel
lation Leo, near the leading star of that con
stellation, Regulus. Near the first of the
month he is only 2 east of Regulus, and moves
slowly East This star furnishes an excellent
means of noticing the motion of the planet
Saturn's apparent diameter Is 16''.
Uranus, at best just visible to the unassisted
eye, is now not to be seen even with a tele
scope, as he Is almost exactly in line with the
sun and earth L702.000.000 miles awav on the
other side of tbe sun. Uranus passes conjunc
tion with the sun on tho 15th of tbe montb,
thus becoming morning star, though he will
not be visible as such for some time to come.
The Farthest of AH.
Neptune Is morning star, but rises soon after
sunset He is very near a fifth magnitude star
in the constellation Taurus, about 6 directly
north of Gamma, the star at the point of the V
in tbe cluster known as theHy&des. He can
not be seen, however, with a telescope, for,
although his alameter is more than four times
that of the earth, his immense distance, 2,680,
000,000 miles, makes him shine as a star of only
tbe eighth magnitude.
The comet discovered by Prof, Brooks on the
6th of last July has been observed to have split
up into three pieces. This is a very rare phe
nomenon, and great interest is taken in tbe oc
currence by the astronomical world. In tne
case of Biela's comet which was a regular
comet with a known period of revolution, a
division was noticed in January, 1846, and on
the next return, in 1852, the parts were a mill
ion and a half miles apart and have not been
seen since that The behavior of these comet
fragments is observed with great Interest
Beet E. V. Lutt.
A LAWSUIT ABOOT A CORPSE.
The Result of Cemetery Trustees' Refusal
to Have a Body Dlslntered.
rSPECIAI. TELEOIUlM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York; October 2L Julia Frances
Dickie, the wife of Edward P. Dickie, a retired
glass importer, who has Uvea for many years
at the Windsor Hotel, died on March 12, and
three days later her remains were buried In the
family plot of the heirs of tbe late Charles D.
Bailey, in Greenwood Cemetery. Dickie bad a
family plot of his own at Guilford, Conn but
it was not In readiness for an interment, and,
as he says, be availed himself of tbe offer of
his wife's relatives. Subsequently he ex
pended nearly 51,000 in beautifying tbe Guil
ford plot, and in erecting a monument to Mrs.
Dickie's memory. Tho work was finished some
weeks ago, and Dickie applied to tbe cemetery
trustees for a permit to remove his wife's re
mains to Guilford.
Tbe trustees refused to grant the permit
Mr. Dickie then learned for the first time that
Captain G. E. Overton, of tbo Sixth United
States Cavalry, and A. K. Overton, brothers of
Mrs. Dlckie.had filed with tbe trustees a formal
protest as next of kin to the deceased, against
the proposed disinterment and transfer of the
body. Mr. Dickie brought suit for a mandamus
to compel the cemetery trustees to give hfm tbe
body. In the Supreme Court to-day Judge Bar
rett eranted a mandamus compelling the trus
tees to allow Mr. Dickie to disinter the remains
whenever he chooses.
SOMETflING ENTIRELY HEW.
Features of Next Sunday's Issue of the
On Sunday next. The Dispatch will pub
lish the opening chapters of a biblical romance
by Prof. Georg Ebers, entitled "Joshua,"
treating of the departure of the Israelites
from Egypt and their wanderings through the
desert in their search for tbe promised land.
This work will be the first of u series of bibli
cal novels from the pens of such authors as
H, Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
and Rev. Herbert D. Ward.
Another feature of this issue will be a story
entitled "One August Night In '61," the plot
furnished The Dispatch by Wilkio Collins,
this being the last word done by this world
famous author before his death.
Unpleasant to Look Upon.
From the Philadelphia Press.)
Queen Victoria Indignantly denies the report
that she was about to visit Ireland. She will do
nothing that might bring her face to face with
the evidences of Tory misrule.-
Slorc rrofltnblo Than Agriculture.
From tbe Louisville Courier-Journal.)
The desertion of so many Vermont farms has
been explained. Tbe former occupants have
gone to the towns to run bogus medical col
leges. Politicians Have No Off Year.
From the Scranton Truth.)
Politicians speak of an off year. This kind of
year, however, does not appear to affect the per
sistent office seeker. Ho will not permit himself
to be put off.
Characteristic of Nrw York.
From the Mew York Evening World.l
Slower than retribution tbe '82 Fair Finance
Committee. v s . ""
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by Electric CnreofsT
New Yobs; October 2. There was aaetfear
electric scare on the streets to-day, bat nobody
was killed this time. Borne electric wire fix
tores in the Bowery broke down abouf noon.
The wire sagged down to the street and lay fa
the groove of a car track. A conductor -of a
Second avenue car took hold of it where tie
insolation was perfect and tried to drag it
away. An uninsulated pirt of the wire
touched the head of his horses, and both fell
stiff and motionless to the pavement Michael
Lynch ran out into the street to learn what was
op. He inadvertently stepped on tee wire,
and was keeled over like a tenpln. By this
time the car tracks and pavements were alive
with electric currents, which drove tbe gather
ing crowd dancing and. twitching back to the
sidewalks. Two more horses were tumbled
over before a lineman came along and cut the
wire. Lynch, was taken to a hospital, where
an examination showed tbat his left leg was
completely paralyzed. The horses recovered
A Count la the Lockup.
William C. Tenner, a French coast by birth,
was locked up to-day f or passingf orged checks.
Tenner is handsome and well dressed. For
some time he has made a practice of Introduc
ing himself to men like the Harpers and
Appletoss, as a literary man, and of persuad
ing them to 'sh small checks bearing tae
forged signatures of prominent publishers and
authors. Last Thursday, at the Century Club,
he passed a check on which he had forged the
name of Lobettus 8. Metcalf, editor of tbe
Forum. This afternoon he tried to get a $25
check bearing the alleged signature of D.
Appieton A Co. cashed at Henry Holt ACo's
office. Mr. Holt, who recognized him from the
published description, telephoned for a detect
ive, who marched tbe French count off to jalL
Chinese Diplomats Embark for Home.
The Chinese flag floated from the foremast of
the steamship City of Paris as she steuued
down the hay this morning, and eight yellow
faced men, with red, blue and purple silk
blouses, baggy trousers and carefully groomed
queues, stood on the upper decs: at tbe stern.
The eight men were His Excellency Chans Yen
Hoon, Imperial Chinese Minister to tbe United
States, Spain and Fern; Mr. Shu Cheon Pon,
First Secretary of the Chinese Legation; Mr.
LlangShnng,Secretary of the Chinese Legation;
Captains Lin, Chun and Chang, of the legation;
Mr.Yeung, charge d'affaires at Madrid; Mr.
Yeung, Jr., and Mr. Kung, attaches. They
comprise the retiring Chinese Legation at
Washington. The Oriental diplomats will be
carried from Liverpool to London by a special
train. They will stop at Paris and Madnd, and
bring up at a Portuguese seaport, whence they
will proceed directly home. Shu Sheon Pon,
tbe first secretary, will return to-thls country
as soon as he has seen the Emperor in China,
and will probably resume his former duties
with the new legation. He said this morning
that he expects to be back in Washington in
time to take part in the Chinese ball on New
Year's night A. Louden Snowden, United
States Minister to'Greece, also sailed on the
City of Paris.
First of the Kind la America.
A Chinese banking house will shortly be
opened fn the heart of Chinatown. Tbe origin
ators of the project include Chu Fong, tbe
most dressy of Chinamen and cashier of sev
eral importing firms, and, many other Mott
street firms. Tbe Institution will be the first ot
Its kind In this country. It is tbe desire of Chu
Fong and bis associates In tbe scheme to run
the bank upon the bails of a savings institu
tion. A small rate of Interest is to be paid to
each regular depositor, and tbe money is to be
let out on a bigger Interest to legitimate Chi
nese business houses In Mott street The pres
ent rate of interest in Mott street is between 10
and 15 per cent fcr small loans on good security.
Another Race Between Big Boats.
Interest in the contest forsupremacy between
tbe ocean giants, tbe City of New York and the
Teutonic, has revived since the TeutonloOias
been fitted with new and smaller propellers and
had her bull scraped and painted. She and the
City of New York sailed from Liverpool to-day
and will to-morrow start from Queenstown on
another six days go-as-you-please race for this
port Tho Teutonics are confident that sha
wiu uisfcinguua ueraeu yes; xney nope tuas
her smaller propellers will fly around much
faster than the big ones, which made about 80
revolutions, and give her greater speed. Look
out for the big boats on Wednesday next
BOOTH AT HIS BEST.
Scares a Triumph In Richelieu With
Dlndara Modjeska as an Ally.
"Richelieu," of small historical value, is a
play of no little strength. If Bulwer-Lytton
had built it all as he has some parts it would
live forever. It will live a long while, and in a
glory not its own while Edwin Booth assumes
the grand role of the Cardinal. Mr. Booth
madenonew triumph in "Richelieu" last night;
he repeated his superb embodiment of the
great statesman, and as we think achieved a
larger grandeur than ever. There had been
reason, so it seemed, to read in Mr. Booth's
earlier work this weeksome slight abatement of
his physical strength. The gossip of the foyer
was tbat the actor had not his old time powers
In tbe full. After last night's triumph there
is no other, word that will apply this talk
should cease. Never has Mr. Booth showed
more eminently his talents, never displayed tbe
marvelous force of his personality. Recollec
tions of two former performances of "Riche
lieu" by Mr. Booth warrant oar saying tbat he
was at his very best last night Tbe presence of
Madam Modjeska made the play Infinitely su
perior of course to prior representations.
It is not easy to say wherein Mr. Booth
showed bis art most The picture ot the crafty
statesman, confident in his power to thwart his
enemies without hurrying or violent display of
feeling was perfect The passage from tbe
statesman to tbe prelate enraged and at bay,
from the minister's cabinet to presence of the
pnppet-monarcb, as it must ever do, com
pelled astonishment and admiration. So
astounding is the transformation, and so
natural withal, that a sense of terror
was bard at hand upon more normal feelings
in the beholder. Mr. Booth was Cardinal
Richelieu when he drew within the shelter of
the church Julie de Mortimer and hurled at
her pursuers his defiance. No wonder the
crowded theater burst into one wild, long roar
of applause. The outstretched hand of the
actor, his passion-drawn features and flashing
eyes, and his figure towering far above its
natural height made a picture that can never
be banished from the memory. It was an un
speakably Impressive climax.
It was impossible even for Madam Modjeska
to bring tbe character of Julie de Mortimer
into more than secondary importance beside
the Cardinal. But Madam Modjeska made
every use of her opportunities possible. The
gentle womanliness and brave heart of Julie
were admirably exhibited. Particularly In the
tragic scene in the third act was Madam
Modjeska intensely powerful Bhe blended
the purity and weakness of the maiden most
admirably with the audacity and anger of the
woman insulted. It Is a minor matter, but the
exquisite taste displayed by Madam Modieska
in her dresses calls for remark. They
were beautiful in their unusual simplicity.
Justice can hardly be done to Mr. Otis Skln-
nre .an1 A.l,,. .f JrirletT, Tim fniLVnt In (ha
few lines remalningto ns. The gallant air he
wears so well became him famously last night
There was a reminder of the flash and clash of
steel constantly In his rapid speech and free
stride. Mr. Charles Hanford was very kindly
cast as Count De Baradat. afld Mr. Rogers and
Mr. Duval are also worthy of praise. Tbe
weak monarch, Louis Xfi.,was sufficiently
weak and colorless in the hands of Mr. Vroom.
The scenery was adequate and the costumes
not lacking in beauty and richness, without
forgetting correctness of cut The audienee
filled the whole house and was not chary ot its
Miss Helen Barrt, the talented English
actress, comes to the Grand Opera House next
week. Exactly the same scenery, furniture,
and, of course, the same cast, will be nsed as
at the Union Square Theater in New York.
Miss Barry is said to be a beautiful woman,and
her fame as an actress is world-wide. She will
appear la a strong play, "Lore and Liberty,"
except on Tuesday night and at tbe Saturday
matinee, when' "Lore and Liberty" will be
presented The sale ot seats opens to-day.
Laot and Arthur's "Still Alarm." the well
known melodrama, comes to tbe Bijou
Theater next week. The advance sale begins
to-day for this popular play.
They Are Cntcblng On.
From the Detroit Vree Press.1
When the first creamery was established the
name hada queer appearance on tho sign, hut
now one passes a mllkery, a glove ry,a cheesery.
a cldery, a tobaseery, a bootery, and lot of
other things without giving the matter a
thought- We hope, however, that it wis) tea
Defers mmouftaea are seefeaa of as areaeasr
iIS.Kai&-v-4. -' .
r r J a T3!f HivriJSi.-ijv
Mrs. Charles Kila, of Tresis, "Wis.,
recently presented ber nnrtaad w4k three tea
girl babies, their ooroeteed weigkt MK'X
The English Dostoffiee dees all tae ex.
press business In Great Britain, carries paresis
:e teost of 11 cents eaes, and aukes
To the Lower Wabash asBatd confer
ence of UnltedBrethrea in Christ; whoee o4rty-s
second session recently closed la OayCKy,
Mk Fannie Hollia, 73 years of age,,
reewfag fa Losdoa township, nearYaaaaHa,
lit, started for a nesghber'a. a dtetaaee oitw
mHe.aoI lest Sfee wandered arewelia
tbe. ,0S,9r.d, "ittout jfood or (tetak.
and finally foaod her way back home atese!
though the neighbors had been --nrnbrnrrinr
Passengers on fee steamship Algiers,
from GilvestOB, Ter, were treated on Bwesy
afternoon to a sautieal speetaelo not nimnMr
observed by coast skirting travelers. Abeat 59
mn.es off Hatteras the ship took, these, tbroagh
a big school of froMeseae spera whatee, wMefe.
sent 100 fountains in the air jast before Mm
rush of tho ship drove them beiow tbe tariaee.
In one Maine town is a very ieavr girl.
She is quite sensitive about her weight aaait
to not generally kn own, bat two nmsfalcyong
youn men, wanting to know ft, oae of taesa er
r.ed,her '.2"00 speak, wMfc fcte the
5T,.J,ea The owner of the seaJes was la
with the plot and quickly weighed thea. The)
- Si 58 Bu"i C ubractee, left tae
amount of 301 pounds for the girt -
Henry Tllford, of Soawrs, 2T. Y.t sap.'
tared a young hawk during tbe breediag seasea
last spring. It was kept in bis yard wHfca
string tied to its leg. and had Beeeae qatte
civilizeC A few days ago infers west toptek
It np, when the bird turned upon hka wM&eat
warning. ItburieditstaloaslBtie Baekof W
right hand, laeeratlag tbe flesh terriWy. Too
hawk, will never know what itfstohastesJck.
ens, and Tflford has sworn off tryiar to t.imn
the poultry fasteners.
ABneaos Ayres paper affirms teat tiers.
Is now is Bolivia a surgeon. Lues Silva by
name, wnese agent bos less taaniai yean. Ha
wasborninCoebabaiBba in 1799, aaa devoted .
himself, after graduating in medietas, to taa
practice of sargery. Lately be was taken to
tbe house of Senor Joee Ramalle, ProMdent of
the Dramatic College ot 1a Paz, a4 save a
lucid account ot the reroluttos i mi, wetea
resulted in the amaaeipalion of tm omuHi
from the Spanish yoke.
There was a very large owl ea esAfti.
tion at a store in CarreUtew, Ost, Me ether
day. It measured 4 feet S mm Jm
tip to tip. The bird has a history. SeaMsfec"
weeks ago, while preying on John M. Bonner's'
chicken coop he was caught in a steet trap aswl1
flew off with it hanging to one of ate teas. Jkt ,
he kept up his thieving. FreqnaIyefaas:
the steel trap was heard jiaajHag tareagatfca
air. Last week W. S. Bonner saw tae owl
moving off with a tine chicken, and he at oaee
got his gun and shot him.
There was a romantic weiUs the
other day on top of the AUegaeay Moaatete.
The bride was truly fair to behold, be4aceae
of the rosy mountain girls. Miss Hoaaret The
groom was a splendid specimen of manhood.
The mountain selected Is directly apes tee
border between the Virginias. The bride ad
groom rode.up and dimouated. They were met
there bv Rev. Mr. Suerren. a. Methodist nii.
ter from Wb We Sulphur Springs. The wedded
couple stood upon the Virginia side, while the I
as be could not perform the eexesgy ia Vir
ginia. A year and a half ago EeT. John G.
Fagg. a young clergyman, and at that tttae
pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church at Cob
blesklll, N. YM went to China a a miesJeaary,
and was stationed at Amoy. Wednesday &
cable dispatch annoaaeed his marrlaes to Mls '
Margaret W. Gillespie, of Jersey City. Mr.
Fagg and Miss Gillespie were schoolmates, and
afterward became lovers. They were betrothed ,
just before Mr. Fare's departure for China.
On August 19 last Mies Gillespie started ler 1
Yokohama, Japan, where Mr. Fagg was to meet
her, and the journey ot 8,600 miles was traveled '
A well-known, woman of Eaeine, fki -
recently underwent, two surgical operatfeas1
with peculiar result Site has been troubled I
with severe pains in her left arm and right Uc ' '
tot s long time, and troahnsota syynstoas ;
physicians afforded, few no rtiteCSome 3ys fti,'j
ago she consultedDr. Sena, of Milwaukee, who
opened the arm. He discovered a needle ea
bedded In the tissues and muscles ot the arm,
which he removed. Tbe operatien aaferdeei
the patient temporary relief, but paiea contin
ued in the right leg. Dr. Sena wasaasln
called and operated on the lec.&adin& seeead
needle embedded in the tissues of that Uma.
The doctor says the case is a most peculiar one,
especially so as the patient eaanettaagiae
when or now the needles entered ber body. '
The other day Messrs. Prank and Clark,
two Wyoming hunters, were passing along a
thick growth of willows oa the Sybflle. when
they neard a noise in the brush. They started
to Investigate, when suddenly five bears
rushed out and confronted them. They acted
as quickly as possible, and used their Win
chesters with deadly effect upon three. Fire
was too many for them, however, and before
they could even fire at the remaining two the
beasts were upon them. They were three miles
from camp, and literally is tbe embrace of two
bears. One bear threw its arms around Frank,
who succeeded in slipping his head under one
of the bear's forelegs, so tbat the brnto oeuld
not attack it and, obeying the instinct of self
preservation, reached round to bis bip poeket
for the bear burled his teeth In his hand and
Dlt it through- Meanwhile Clark bad succeeded
in freeing himself from the bear which had at
tacked blm, and bad dispatched it He promptly
came to Frank's assistance, and shot in the back
the bear which clutched the latter. This so en
raged the beast that it immediately released
Frank and aftacked Clark. Fraaknow tamed
rescuer, and, notwithstanding the severe injury
to his band, succeeded in getting in a very good
shot which struck: the bear in the shoulder,
and brought it to the ground. Both men were
badly scratched and bruised, and fiftlrnlntnlan
was torn. . fz
FUNNY MEN'S FANCEBS. "
Out distinguished octogenarians con.
tlnue to flourish, notwithstanding the fact tbat
few of them can be said to j overelgatyed. Bot
As Usual Willis So your cook h3s
left you. eh? Did she go off with tbe'hlred man?
Wallace-No, she went off with the kerosene
can. Sew York Sun.
Her Mind Made Up. Mr. I Lowly
Well, I understand that you hare finally taken a
Miss Hlhand Yes, and he's going to be a silent
one. too. Time.
One Point of Resemblance. Mm. Magin
nlss Johnny grows more like me every day.
Mr. Magtnnlss That's a fact Nurse says ha
lost his temper nine times in 11 minutes yesterday.
There's a matter that's troubled us greatly,
And it's never been settled as yet
We should like to have someone inform us
Kew lorlt Bun. .
Why He Wept Mrs. Sadface to Tommy, v
who had stolen ajar of preserves Jlyboy, Iknow Tt
yon are sorry. 1 see it in your face. - '
Tommy, meditatively Yes, mamma, I am.
There was a bigger jar on the shelf that I coulda'j
resell. PMladeiphla Inquirer.
Mrs. Wickwire If woman were given
the credit she deserves I don't think man would
be quite so prominent In the world's history. ,
Mr. Wlckwlrs I guess you are right If she
could get all the credit she wanted he'd be la the
poor house. TerrtBauteExprttt.
Equally Unpleasant to Contemplsff.
"Father." said Mr. Sklnnphllnt's eldest son, j
with blood In his eye, 'that hone or ours Is a a
treacherous beast. He'll be tho death of me some M
time or I'll be tbe death of him." f
"Then I'll sell him," replied Mr. Sfclnnphllnt
gloomily. "A funeral would cost me every
blamed cent the animal is worth. "-OUeaga
Marriage Not a Failure. "How is your
darter JJanrr rlitlnilnnr ln she married an i
moved out ter Callforny?" said the first Indian
man. "Is she doing well)" t
"Doing welll ftny, bless ye. sne'siniua ""?
pcrrccuj torviy. JieHrsi mmw".
hKmin aM.i. mm. ..witmt three moutas
fore she tied oa ter a consumptive worth a,0ee. j
Oh. but sae's- a rattler, that gal ul"-.
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"A've got a Drignt laea, . ja
Bald a maiden younp
To ber loyer who was helping her (
Tn mk . roe kins' chair.
Then sHlofly, h answered.
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