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PITTSBURG. THURSDAY. OCT. 10, 1SS9.
A HELD FOE REFOEH.
The conviction of the defendants in the
conspiracy cases yesterday gives emphasis
to what has been said in these columns
about the necessity of reform in the Alder
men's courts wherever the conditions exist,
which seem to be present in this city.
The Judge's charge with regard to the
practical levy of blackmail by means of the
machinery of justice, was pat in language
which leaves little to be said. The convic
tions ofyesterday will, it is to be hoped.pnt
a stop to this tort of tiling for the present.
But it must be recognized that, beyond the
necessity of sharp prosecutions whenever
such offenses are discovered, there is some
thing fatally defective in the system which
puts the administration of justice for the
masses in hands which permit such things,
cither by collusion or ignorance.
liven here there is no actual criminality
in connection with the idiosyncracies of
Aldermanie justice, they take a shape which
calls for reform. The common understand
ing among lawyers that civil suits before
Aldermen are less likely to be decided by
their merits than by the interest ol the jus
tices in giving judgment for those who bring
business before them shows an abuse of long
standing. The remarkable fact just brought
out tint a city Alderman considered it within
his official power to commit a young girl to
the care of an institution in another State,
is another example of the loose ideas pre
vailing in these tribunals.
There is room for a good deal of reform in
connection with the administration of our
laws. It may be well to commence at the
bottom with the Alderman's courts and re
TEE FTEXD P0B THE FUTURE.
The experience of a Louisville manu
facturer in obtaining in Pittsburg some
steel of a particularly fine grade, which he
had sought for in the Bast without success,
is flattering to Pittsburg enterprise. But it
has a lesson beyond that, in showing the
importance of directing the efforts of our in
dustrial leaders into the field of furnishing
the best and most highly finished forms of
our great staples. The purpose for which
this steel was wanted that of furnishing
the material for experimental and pecu
liarly hardened armor plates is but one ex
ample of the almost illimitable scope of
new ideas in the higher forms of iron and
steel manufacture. "We know what can be
done in the production of ordinary forms,
and in that field must meet strong competi
tion on all sides. Bat Pittsburg has the
facilities for surpassing in the production of
the best grades, and the possibilities of ex
pansion are infinite. There is always room
at the top.
The decision of a Sew York court in favor
of the constitutionality of the law for the
execution of criminals by electricity, is not
particularly authoritative as regards the
standing of the court. It is made by a
county judge, and devotes most of its atten
tion to the power of the court to set aside a
Nevertheless, the public common sense
can easily anticipate the affirmation of this
decision, if taken to the higher courts. To
allege that an instantaneous death by elec
tricity, prescribed by law, is more cruel and
unusual than the comparatively slow and
generally brutal and bungling death by
banging, and to assert that the legislative
Tiower which prescribed one cannot amend
it by prescribing the other, is opposed to
common sense. That principle would simply
make it impossible for legislation to ever
make a change in the methods of capital
punishment, simply on the dictum of those
who claim to know the unknowable.
As to the squabble between opposing elec
trical systems, which has produced the greater
part of the fuss, it is equally discreditable
to both. In the presence of the infliction of
the death penalty by the law, the money
petting proclivities of the electric corpora
tions should cultivate the virtue of silence.
IBOH INDEPENDENCE TO BOTJBBONISJfL
No doubt there may be a good deal of
foundation for the Democratic attacks on
the political sincerity and past record of
General Chalmers, the Bepublican candidate
jor Governor of Mississippi, who has just
"withdrawn from the canvass, on the claim
that he was prevented from holding Bepub
lican meetings;, but such charges do not
debar him from the right to free discussion.
The right of all parties to free assemblage
nnd discussion is an essential element of
democratic government; and when it is as
serted that a candidate has been driven out
of the field by attacks on this right it is an
impeachment on the republican liberty of
Mississippi. To meet that assertion as the
once independent New York Pott does,
by indiscriminate abuse of Chalmers,
is to sink into the utmost depths
of bourbonism. Perhaps nothing bet
ter was to be expected of Missis
sippi Democracy; but the time has been
when some political intelligence might be
found in the columns of ihe Post
SHOT FOB CHABTVABL
In Iowa at least the custom in rural dis
tricts of giving a newly-wedded couple a
charivari has received a painful blow. An
Iowa Judge has just annulled the convic
tion of a man for shooting a member of a
charivari party which besieged his house on
bis wedding night The gallant Iowaas will
think twice henceforth before they go out
with tinpans and trumpets, bass drums and
dinner bells, fifes and fire irons, to break the
nuptial slumbers of some unsuspecting
bride and bridegroom. Buckshot or a bullet
is not what charivari musicians expect, but
whatrthey are liable to get irf view of "the
Court's ruling. Decent people everywhere
will approve the decision which puts a
damper upon a brutal,, cruel and vulgar
But there are other visitors besides the
rough musicians of charivari that deserve
a dose of lead. The average prowling
German band is one, the Italian organ
grinder is another, the patent wringer
agent is another, and there is a host of
book, sewing machine, lightning rod and
insurance canvassers and peddlers of all
sorts. If it is lawful to shoot the man or
men who make the night hideous with horn
and cow bell will the Io wan judge decide
that one must spare the other pestiferous
nuisances? The shot gun is really the best
remedy discovered for peripatetic criminals
in the gnise of musicians or traders. Bird
shot distributed freely at the proper time
will clear the air and the premises wonder
fully. "We do not begrudge brides and
bridegrooms in Iowa their peculiar priv
ilege to make short work of charivari parties
with the help of powder and. shot, but we
ask to have the blessing extended over all
the States, and to include all the mortal
nuisances the human race is heir to.
A BATHES LAEGE-SIZED BEQUEST.
The proposal that the mills shall run by
night and stand idle by day, in order to
avoid the inconveniences of gas shortage,
may be permissible simply to tide over a
temporary juncture of that sort. "We under
stand the workmen of the mills to have ex
pressed their willingness to accede to that
request on the condition that it shall be only
for a few days. But they can hardly bo
blamed for imposing that condition, or for
calling for some distinct gain for themselves
in recompense for the exchange of day worK
for night work.
The day was made to work in and the
night to rest in. Industrial contingencies
may require this to be chanced in excep
tional cases; but when it is so, it is generally
recognized that the workman is entitled to
better pay. To call upon an entire industry
to reverse the order of nature, is something
that requires exceptional and temporary
circumstances to justify it
Ko doubt as a temporary measure every
one willbe ready to do all in his power to
help in the temporary measures. "With
that public co-operation given, it hardly
need be said that the gas company will be
placed under obligations to adopt a liberal
policy toward the public in return.
BABHUM IK BRITAIN.
"When The Dispatch's London corres
pondent announced last Sunday that P. T.
Barnum had been invited to lend the glories
of his circus to the Lord Mayor's procession
in that city it dawned upon ns that the great
showman, was springing a gigantic advertis
ing scheme upon the world. Not that the
circus would be inappropriate in such a
connection, for in real interest and splendor
the wild beast dens, the gilt chariots and
the animals themselves would completely
overshadow the tawdry mookery of any
Lord Mayor's show ever planned, but we
doubted the willingness of the Lord Mayor
to enter into competition with Phineas T.
Barnum. This doubt proves to have been
well founded. The Mayor-elect with
enormous gravity has told a reporter that
he knows nothing of Mr. Barnum's inten
tions and that the plans for the procession
have not been made yet.
But the great Barnum will get there just
the same, we need not fear. He may not be
able to excel His "Worship's gold coach
with his fifty gilt chariots, or to overwhelm
the populace witn his elephants and camels
before the turtle-fed Aldermen are out of
sight, but the circus will parade in state,
and the crowds that see it will get ten times
the worth of their money. If the Lord
Mayor of London were a wise man he would
ask Mr. Barnum to permit him to occupy a
seat upon the sacred white elephant or be
side the lady beauty within the gold cockle
shell, and postpone his own paltry show till
America's greatest showman with his over
flowing cheek and stupendous circus were
across the Atlantic But Mayors are not
wise men as a rule, and Mr. Barnum will
secure all the benefits of his incomparable
parade for himself. "We envy the Lon
doners when we think of what they will see
in P. T. B.'s tent next month.
PRINCIPLE AND SPOILS.
A remarkable exposure of political incen
tives, is made by an interview credited to
Mr. Purcell, the New York Democrat, who
is famous principally for his lack of admira
tion for Mr. Cleveland. In support of his
claim that Cleveland is not a good Demo
crat, he makes the following statement con
cerning ex-Governor Hoadly:
Hoadlysaid that in the first Cleveland cam
paign ho spent 5,000 in money and cava six
weeks of bis time, but could not get anything
for himself or friends alter Cleveland was
elected. He was asked to contribute last year,
and to give f our weeks of his time, but would
not give a dollar or spend a day in the canvass.
It has been well known that the activity
of the lower order of politicians was inspired
solely by the expectation of advancement
for their personal fortunes. There was room
to suppose, however, that a man of Hoad
ly's stamp would give time and money to the
support of the Democratic party, because he
believed in Democratic principles, just as
men of equal fortune and standing, on the
Bepublican side might be hoped to be in
fluenced in their activity by their attach
ment to Bepublican principles. Men whose
party faith is a matter of principle, should
certainly be sufficiently rewarded for their
efforts by the victory of the principles for
which they fight If any man in the Demo
cratic party could be expected to be a Demo
crat for the sake of Jeffersonian tenets, it
would be Judge Hoadly.
Yet, if Purcell does not belie Hoadly,
principle is nothing to that eminent Demo
crat He works for Democratic success
when he hopes to get a reward out of the
spoils. "When he fails to "get anything for
himself or his friends" Democratic princi
ples are not sufficient to induce him to "give
a dollar or spend a day in the canvass."
This statement of Judge Hoadly's attitude
credits him with regarding the party princi
ples, in the language of another Ohio
Democrat, as "a d d barren ideality,"
and recognizing as the only real prize of
politics the ability to get his nose and both
fore-feet in the trough.
If Judge Hoadly permits this character
ization to stand it will warrant a general
belief that there is no principle involved in
the present party strife; but that political
activity is nothing more than a competition
as to who shall get the most out of it
Some one in the office of Mr. Chauncey
M. Depew, President of the New York Cen
tral Bailroad, has permitted the publica
tion of a number of applications for railroad
passes from legislators, public characters
and newspaper men. Some of them are
very funny no doubt; but suppose the news
paper men and legislators should take the
pains to publish the requests for favors that
come from the corporations? There are two
sides to the interchange of courtesies, and
ono reason why public characters should
steer clear of the railroad pass business is
that the passes are rarely issued without
value received in some form or another.
The resumption of business by the Me
Glellandtown gang shonld induce the farm
ers of Fayette to provide themselves with
hair-trigger guns, and to be ready for the
location of a lead mine in the body of any
of the desperadoes, at snort notice.
It would be interesting to have the es
teemed press of the country agree whether
it is South Dakota that has adopted prohi
bition and North Dakota that had adopted
high license, or vice versa. It hss been re
ported both ways in about equal numbers.
Some pains should be taken to have the fact
settled whether that jollification that the
city of Pierre indulged in was just a plain
everyday spree, or a sort of a wind-up in the
drinking line, before the citizens begin to
practice involuntary abstinence.
The City Council of New Orleans has re
quested the Mayor to shut up the gambling
dens of that city. If theTequest includes the
wholesale gambling shop known as the
Louisiana Lottery the rest of the country
will join heartily in the petition.
"Montana might have been admitted
long ago if the Democratic party had known
she would vote that way," says the Phila
delphia Iitquircr. Perhaps so. But con
sidering that the Bepublican element in
Congress objected to Montana for some years
before its admission may it not be possible
that, if the Bepublican party had known
that Montana would vote that way, she
would not have got in at all.
"Without desiring to be unduly hypo
critical, it is certainly worth while to in
quire under what law a Pennsylvania al
derman can commit a young girl to the
custody of a religious institution in another
It is interesting to observe the reappear
ance of the argument that the swift ocean
steamers are the safest, because in1 case of
collision their superior speed will enable
them to run down the opposing vessels with
less damage to themselves. The people on
the other vessel, as they sink beneath the
waves, can comfort themselves with the
thought that the people on the steamer are
Seceetaey Blaine's speech at the
opening of the American Conference has
been well received in Peru, Brazil and the
Argentine Eepnblic; but Germany, Spain
and England are totally unable to approve
That report of Henry Villard's scheme
to extend the Northern Pacific Railroad to
New York in one direction and to Alaska
in the other does not lack boldness; but it
falls short of a complete conception. A
scheme of that sort cannot be considered to
have achieved its full development if it stops
short of the North Pole on the one side or
of the equator on the other.
Of course the London Times does not ex
pect much of the Pan-American Congress.
The London Times cannot expect much of
anything that does not promise to pay toll
to the pockets of John Bull.
The humble bnt obnoxious jo-boat is
under warning to leave the premises.
Their room along the river banks is prefera
ble to their company. If they will kindly
seek other climes, the gratitude of the two
cities will accompany them as they float
down the beautiful river.
Bismabck assures Germany that peace
is secure; but from the way that war prepa
tions go on it is suspected that the Powers
intend to secure peace by fighting for it
The general estimate of that electric light
decision is that it permits anyone to manu
facture electric lights. This will suit the
public, as probably terminating the era of
paying seventy-five cents for a lamp that
can be manufactured for a quarter.
PEOPLE OP PEOJIINEKCE.
Senator Shebuan has adopted Mr. Glad
stone's plan of not reading books until they
are a year old.
The Chambersburg Public Opinion nomi
nates Hon. Louis E. Atkinson,vCongressman
from that district, for Governor.
The late Wilkie Collins was a victim of the
opium habit ana, his friend Edmund Yates
says, took more pure laudanum than would
have sufficed to kill a ship's crew or a company
KASL GOTTFBIEfi LEOPOLD LETTNEB, the
eminent German poet, will be 89 years old on
November 18, but still retains bis mental vigor.
He has just completed a tragedy, "The Judge
Gottschaxe, the most gifted American
pianist, was born in New Orleans In 1829. His
father was an Englishman, his mother a Creole
of noble descent. He played on the piano
when 8 years old, at 7 he played the organ, gave
concerts at 18, studied in Paris at 14, where be
made a successful debut at 16. From that
time bis career was one of unalloyed brilliancy.
He spoke all the modern languages, composed
beautiful music, played with a grace and dash
rarely equaled, and was, withal, a polished gen
tleman, and not a musical madman.
Mrs. SIackey. wife of the millionaire, is
very much Interested in children, and her char
ities are often directed to their interests. An
other pleasant phaso of Mrs. alackey's charac
ter is her willingness to assist any young
woman who Is struggling for fame or fortune,
and many are the young girls to whom she has
given not only financial aid, but good, womanly
advice as well, taking an interest in them and
not making them feel her charity a humiliating
burden. With all her peculiarities of tempera
ment, Mrs. Mackey has some traits of charac
ter which endear her greatly to those who
know her well. She is a stanch friend and very
sincere In both her likes and dislikes.
William Black, like man of the present
English novelists, attributes all the villainous
slang" which garnishes his books to the Ameri
cans. They seem to think that they have f ally
accounted for and apologized for a vulgar
phrase when they attributed it to "the Ameri
cans." Mr. Black, for instance, has this: "To
use an American phrase, 'nine distinct sorts of
a bora r ooi " and this: "In the words of the
American poet 'he is a commodious ass."
Perhaus it would be rash to assert that no
American poet ever sang of a "commodious
ass," but Mr. Black's acquaintance with the
poet and the other persons who use or have
used these expressions must be much larger
than the mass of respectable Americans, if he
really knows of the existence of such a per
sonage HARVARD ST0DENT8' RESORT.
It Is Broken Dp by the Police Because of
ISFECIAL TXLEOnAU TO TBI DISPATCH.
Bostos, October 9. The favorite resort of
Harvard students who have a weakness for the
green cloth or the roulette wheel, was broken
up by the police yesterday, and "Doc" Ap
plebee, the proprietor, arrested. He had
fleeced a man from the country out of $35, and
the victim ''squealed." The police first visited
the place without a warrant and found the bank
and wheel in f nil operation, but they could no
make a seizare because the club, the Cosmos?
was chartered by the State.
Then they got a warrant for Applebee's ar
rest for larceny and for keeping a gambling
place, and took him away.
Scmnel Rockwell Reed.
Toledo, October 9. A Southampton cablegram
announces the death of Samuel Bockwell Iteed,
for many years a noted editorial writer on the
Cincinnati Commercial Gautte, over the signa
ture of "S. E." Be died on the steamer Lahn, ea
route for Europe; on October 6. - .
THE PITTSBURG' DISPATCH;'
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Theodore Thomas Will Give n Concert Here
by Invitation Theaters DInit be
Wormed Up In a Bnlloon-sArucricnn
No MAN among the musicians of the country
is more deserving of honor than Tbeodore
Thomas, and it is pleasant to learn that Pitts
burg is to have a chance to join in a national
testimonial to him. Simultaneously all over
the land musicians and still more the music
loving public have banded together in an ap
peal to Mr. Thomas to lead out once more his
famous orchestra. Almost all the great citle3
of the Union have invited him to visit them,
and at the present time a similar invitation is
being signed in Fittsourg by the most prom
It is settled that Mr. Thomas will give a con
cert hero in the early part of November. The
character of the concert will in a measure be
determined by those who shall sign the invita
tion. Mr. Thomas will offer to them the choice
of three programmes which he has arranged to
snit the taste of the public in ths various cities
he proposes to visit. Whatever style of pro
gramme Is chosen we may be; sure that it
will contain good music and that it will be
rendered in that artistic spirit for which
Thomas' orchestra is celebrated.
It may occur to some that the disbandment
of Thomas' Orchestra was chronicled at the
end of the season bef oro last, bnt no anxiety
need arise on this account. Mr. Thomas has
been able to collect about him virtually the
whole of the orchestra he trained so perfectly,
and it will be heard here in November in all its
Now that the cold weather is coming on
Manager Wilt ought to get the heating appara
tus into working order in tho Grand Opera
House. On Tuesday night, so several gentle
men who were there have told me, the theater
was so cold that they had to wear their over
coats, and when they got out into the open air
it seemed a change tor the better in tho way of
To a sympathetic friend I was bewailing tho
fact that a son of a neighbor of mine had a
passion for playing on the horse fiddle, and I
described the noise be made with the hideous
lnstrnment as the most melancholy and annoy
ing I had ever heard. He admitted that the
mnslo to be extracted from a drygoods box and
a rail was appalling; "but, said he, "I remem
ber hearing a worse noise than that once in my
life. It was when I made an excursion into the
clouds with Donaldson, tho aeronaut some
years ago. There was a high wind blowing, and
the balloon was traveling about SO miles an
hour. The sun had long set, and we were bowl
ing along about 60 feet above the earth toward
the Alleghenies. We had the drag rope out,
and as it was 90 feet long, a long stretch of it
trailed, as wo passed over a small town the
rope rattled, slid and slammed over the roofs,
making the dickens of a racket. I have never
heard a noise like it."
Among the trees beginning to flame about a
farm bouse on Neville Island the Stars and
Stripes waved, and in the bright, clear air of
Tuesday I thought I had never seen the na
tional flag to better advantsge. The flag
floated a little higher than the autumn-tinted
foliage, and so became a patch of vivid color
upon the background of rolling purplo hills.
It looked a little unfamiliar, too, competing
for beauty with the banners of tho trees, but it
was a welcome sight none tho less.
The need for more American plays, plays
about American men and women, American
history, and American places, is becoming
greater every day. It is batter that they should
be written by Americans, but not absolutely
necessary. If intelligent playwrights of for
eign birth want tjo write for the American
market their wares will be welcome if they
fgive us what we cry for, American plays.
This week again the futility ot attempting to
please American audiences with a play written
for Frenchmen has been shown. "Love and
Liberty" is a translation. Another version of
the plot was played here last season by Miss
Effie Ellsler under the title of "Lady Mar
garet." The latter was not such a bad play as
'Love and Liberty," and the plot was more in
telligible in Scotch clothes. "Lady Margaret"
dealt with the times of tho young Frvtender
and the Jacobito rising of 1715 in Scotland,
whereas "Love and Liberty" is set in the bloody
ring of 1870 and the Franco-German war.
lam glad to Bee that Uronson Howard's
latest play "Shenandoah" is a tremendous suc
cess. Why Is it a success? Because it is an
American play in its essence. The author is an
American, the plot and tho characters, the very
scenery are familiar to onr ears as household
words. May Mr. Howard prosper and turn out
a new play every year. That will bo enough.
FORESTRY CONGRESS DELEGATES.
The Persons Appointed by Gov. Beaver to
Attend the AnnanI Medina.
tEPECIAL TZLEQEAU TO TOE ni8PATCH.l
Habbibbubq, October 9. Governor Beaver
has appointed delegates as follows fo the
Eighth annual meeting of the American For
estry Congress, to be held in Philadelphia from
October IS to October 18 Inclusive.
"Hon. Washington Townsend, Dr. J. T. ltoth
rocS, Captain Charles TV. Roberts, Westchester
Evan T. Swayne, Kennett Square: Horace Beale,
I'arkersburg: Colonel George B. wlestilng. Jilt.
Alto: Major J. C. Fuller, rlne Grove Furnace;
Jacob B. Cook, Altenwald: Hon. Edward Mc
pherson, H. J. Btehly, Gettysburg: Prof. y. A
Bucthout, State College: Kev. bamuel Coil
Wvsox; Hon. John B. Packer. Sunbury Hon
John A. Woodward, Howard; Hon J H
Hess, Hellertown; Watkln B. Powell. BnrlnS
boro: Mrs. M. A. Heston, Newton; Mrs A M
Holsteln. Bridgeport- Mrs. It. J.Edge. Hon'
Jacobs Haldeman, Harrlsburg; Prof Thomas
Meehan, Germantown; Prof. Thomas C. Porter
Easton: Mrs J. P. Lundv. Mrs. Brlnton
E. Coxe, Philadelphia; bamnel W. pSl
!,eroJ' "V H' T- James. Franklin; Dr.
i. Tr"Ier- Kutztown: Bamuel Brugger,
Fleming: Graccanna Lewis, Hon. John m!
BromalLtMedia; Prof. S. K. Tnompon, New
Wlimlng.on: William Hamilton, Hon. James L.
Graham. Allegheny: John S. Scully. Pittsburg:
Dr. W. 8. Koland, York; Eastburn Beder, New
Hope; Joel A. Uerr, Cedar bprlngs,
John A. Gundy, Lewisburg, and Thomas J.
Edge. Secretary, Harrisburg, will represent
the State Board of Agriculture.
A CUBAN MAIDEN MARRIED.
Mlsi Paulino Onatlvln Becomes the Bride of
John Richard Townsend.
rSr-ECIAL TILBGRAJt TO THE IJISPATCn. I
New Yobk, October 9. The marriage of Mr.
John Richard Townsend, son of the late J.
Lawrence Townsend, of this city, and Miss
Pauline Onativia, a Cuban girl by birth, but
well known in New York society, was cele
brated in the Chur:h of the Heavenly Rest, on
Fifth avenue, at noon to-day. The bride en
tered the church on the arm ot ber brother
Mr. T. L. Onativia, who gave her away. She
wore a gown of white silk and mull, with a
train of heavy corded silk. The corsage was
cut square at the neck, and a gleam of sun
shine which darted through the stained glass
windows of the church fell upon a magnificent
necklace of sparkling diamonds which she
wore, a gift of the groom.
The bride has golden brown hair and bine
eyes and is petite and pretty. She wore a tulle
veil, hold in place by a diamond crescent, also
a gift of the groom, and carried a bouquet cX.)
white chrysanthemums. Mr. and Mrs. Town?!
sena wiu san lur auruiic m mo .druna on (Sat
urday, to be gone a few weeks. They received
15,000 FOR A SMALL PAINTING.
A Costly Lnndscnpo Now on Exhibition in
the Corcoran Gnlierr.
IKPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPITCII.1
Washington, October 9. The great 815,000
landscape by Theodore Rousseau, bought for
the sum mentioned at the Secretin tale in Paris
for the Corcoran Gallery, is now on private ex
hibition in the trustees room of the gallery. It
is not a large canvas, being only about 20x30
inches, and it has been given a wide frame and
spacious shadow box that its dwarfing by other
large pictures may be avoided as far as possible.
The picture represents a farm house and sur
roundings in the forest at Fontainbleau. Large
trees in the foreground interlace their branches
all In deep shadow around and over the farm
which is In a broad and mellow sunlight in the
The entire value of the picture is in its Rem
brandt effect of light and shadow, but, with all
its beauty, it is not a great picture, and except
that for the reason that good examples of
Rousseau's work are rarely to be bad at any
price, the figure paid for it would be unpardon
able. The Corot landscape, purchased several
years ago at the Morgan sale In New York, for
a similar sum, is an Immeasurably truer work
Wntchlng France With it rpy Glass,
From the New York Evening World.l
Boulanger has forsaken London and taken
refuge in the island of Jersey. A handy place
whence to watch France with a Bpy-glass, and
paddle over at a moment's notice. Suddenness
J is-wbat the French like. He may "arrive" yet
MAKEIED AMID ROSES.
Tho Goddnrd-Seott Wedding in the East
End Lnst Night.
A very private wedding was that of Miss
Maud Guthrie Scott and Mr. George K. God
dard, which took place last evening at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
f inkerton, on Fifth avenue, East End. Only
the relatives of the contracting parties were
invited to bo present The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Robert Grange, of the Ascen
sion Church, at 630 o'clock, in the quaint little
drawing room of tho family mansion, which was
handsomely decorated with white tuberoses,
lilies ot the valley and carnations. The bridal
party was unattended, save by Mr. Fred God
dard, master of ceremonies.
The bride was dressed In a sixteenth century
gown of old rose silk and reseda crepe, trimmed
with exquisite gilt tracery. It was made deml
train in court style. The front ot the skirt was
draped with reseda crepe and the bodice was
one of those indescribable ones. The crepe
was shirred in at the left shoulder and so ar
ranged that it formed a V-shaped neck and a
pointed vest effect. Her only Jewelry was a
pendant in the shape of a star, composed of
diamonds and pearls, the groom's wedding
present. The ring used was a rare one, En
glish style, a heavy oval band, which, by touch
ing a secret spring, separated, forming two
links, and on the inner side of the links was
inscribed the Initials of bride and groom and
the date of the marriage. The groom was in
the enstomary wedding attire.
After the ceremony the guests repaired to
the dining room, where Hagin served them an
appetizing repast. Miss Scott is the only child
of Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton, a petite brunette.
Mr. Goddard is of the wholesale jewelry firm
of Goddard, Hill A Co. The young people will
tako a short trip of three weeks and visit all
the leading cities of the United States, after
which they will be athomeattheMonongahela,
having taken apartments there and furnished
them according to individual taste. The house
was handsomely decorated with cut flowers
the drawing room in white, the library in pink,
the dining room in red and the reception ball
In yellow all roses with the exception of some
carnations and lilies of tlio valley, used in the
drawing room. The work was done by A. M.
& J. B. Murdoch. From abroad to attend the
wedding, came Mrs. John Mattocks and
daughter, Miss Elizabeth, of Chicago, a sister
and niece of Mrs. Pinkerton.
HOT YET HARRIED.
A Notlco of the BcEsi-Spronl Nuptials Is
The following notice appeared in an evening
It Is now announced by the family of Miss
Louise Beggs that her marriage to Mr. Henry
Sproul, the fourth avenuo broker, will take place
Quietly In London to-day.
jur. auu jiirs. 1 v.
tseggs, tne oriae-s lamer
Joscnh Dllworth. Mrs. Bests'
Louise Dllworth, daughter of Mr. George Dll
worth, and Miss Margaret Darlington, daughter
of Mr. Harry Darlington, will be present at the
Mr. H. C. Beggs. uncle of Miss Louise Beggs;
in conversation with a Dispatch reporter last
nlebt, absolutely denied that any part of the
family had authorized the insertion of the no
tice. He said, however, that within tho last
few da j 3 he bad received a cablegram from his
brother stating that Mr. H. Sproul and Miss
Beggs would probably be married when they
A Sontbslde Warrlngo.
The marriage of Miss Anna Sorg and Mr.
William Kenning was witnessed last evening
by intimate friends of the family only. The
homo of the bride's parents, at No. 1805 Carson
street, was tne scene or trie wedding, itev. xir.
Brant, of tho Eighteenth Street Lutheran
Church, performed the ceremony. Miss Sorg Is
the second daughter of Mr. J. H. Sorg, a promi
nent notary public and real estate man of the
Southide. The groom is a partner in the busi
ness. The young couple will take a short East
ern trip and then be at home at No. 1818 Sidney
In a Social Way.
The reorganizing of the Pittsburg Cotillion
Club for the winter is a matter of great inter
est to society people. The old committee,
Messrs. Lyon, Willock, Wood and Fatton,
with the exception of Mr. Fatton, do
not wish to again assume tho responsibilities
of the positions they have occupied in the past
Who will be Mr. Patton's able assistants cannot
be stated just now, as he has but just tetnrned
from Europe, and has made no arrangements
A wedding at Natrona last evening joined
in the bonds of matrimony Mis3 Williams, a
daughter of Dr. C. F. Williams, of the Pitts
burg Salt Manufacturing Company, and Mr. J.
Barton Townsend, of Philadelphia. A number
of friends and relatives witnessed the cere
mony. The house was beautifully decorated
by J. R. & A. Murdoch. Tho supper was served
Air event of importance will be thegolden wed
ding of Mr. and Mrs. Waller Foster, which will
be celebrated to-day at their residence on
Kirkpatrick street. A great many friends wTll
repqnd to invitations sent out, and an enjoyable
time Is predicted, Mr. and Mrs. Foster are the
parents of Dr. William Foster, the eminent
O. H. P. Robisox, of the Superintendent's
office of the Pittsburg. Fort Wayne and Chicago
Railroad, in Allegheny, was married yesterday
to Miss Josie Parks, a well-known young belle
of Voungstown, O. They passed through the
city last evening on their way East upon their
Me. asd Mrs. E. J. Wabseb, of Norris
town, sttfpped over in the city last evening on
their wedding trip to the West Mr. Warneris
business manager of the Herald at Norristown,
and is well known in the East.
Mb. David E. Jackman. of this city, was
married yesterday at Laramie, Wyo. T., to
Miss Emma L. Thomas.
MB3.W.W. Knox and her daughter, the
Countess di Montercole, will soon arrive in
SOMETHING OP A SCHEME.
The Manner In Which Chlcneo Celebrated
the Great Flro Anniversary.
Chicago, October 9. This was tho anniver
sary of the great Chicago fire, and the 159,000
wagcworkers.of this city celebrated It by Bub
scribing for World's Fair stock. About 20,000
books were circulated in all the stores, factories
and workshops, and an hour was designated by
the Mayor at which the workmen knocked off.
Everywhere the greatest enthusiasm was
manifested, and it is thought that the total
amount suoseriDea win uo sometning nice 300.
(XX). The movement was intended to popularize
Chicago's effort te secure the exposition of
1892, and Secretory .Chagiu says they are per
fectly satisfied with the result.
A Senntor's Spelling.
From the Chicago Trlbune.1
In the early days of his political greatness
Senator Hearst of California, spelled girl with
a u and cat with two t's. He may hare Im
proved in his ortbogranby, but it is doubtful
He has learned nothing to speak of in politics!
To Enlighten the World.
From the Philadelphia Call.i
Jjoulanger is said to have decided to enter
France and raise his standard. Then the
people will have a chance to learn what
Boulanger's standard is; no one knows at
L0TELI WOMAN'S WAYS. .
Bomeevillk Journal: Woman is a lovely
creature, and she knows it too, but she is al
ways willing to be told of it once more.
Pnn.ADEi.PHiA Inquirer: Woman suffrage
has already gone out of fashion in Boston. The
Udlesmust have decided that it was not be
coming to tbem.
Boston Herald: Here she is again! Ayonn?
lady stands first in the competition for the six
ES00 scholarships at Cornell University. What's
the matter with the young men of this day and
Chicago JnterOcean: It Is stated that
Prince Hatzfeldt will marry Miss Huntington
"as soon as the bankers can settle financial de
tails." When a prize coronet is in hoc "love"
must proceed carefully.
Boston Courier: A female cometist has re
ceived a gold medal in London for, we are in
formed, "her superior tongulng," but as her
rival for that honor was a man nobody need be
surprised at the result, one would think.
Baltimore -rlmerjc-cm: Lovely woman does
not, as a general thing, concern herself with
puzzles of political economy, bnt she is thor
oughly convinced, from practical investiga
tions, that the surplice is of itself a waist.
Louisville Courier-Journal: A Kentucky
journal hayine boldly declared that "the woman
is just as much entitled to the pocket book as
the man," we may look out for great things in
winter bonnets this year. But who is to pay
the bar bill?
Gbeensbtjbo Democrat: Mrs. Ellen Farrcll,
of Barr township, Cambria county. Is In jail
charged with stealing 85 from her husband.
Were wives generally to be arrested for freez
ing to their husband's money, there would ba
a goodly number of females playing checkers
with tneir noses in tne county jails of the State.
CHICAGO 'POSTAL f AC1LITIES.
An Increase In the Working Force There ta
Impern lively Necessary.
WASHmaTOir, Octobers. Too commission
ers appointed by Postmaster General Wana
maker, about three months ago, to examine
and report upon the needs of the postal service
at Chicago, have completed their labors and
submitted their report to Mr. Wanamaker.
We commenced the examination Anenit 80,
1889, and closed Beptember 18, 1889. Ton placed
In our hands the urgent recommendation of l'ost
master Sexton for a large Increase of the allow
ance for expenses for the Chicago postofflee, and
for the appointment of 399 additional clerks and
carriers; also otner papers reiaiiTewweposiai
service at Chicago. Upon our arrival, we found
that the press of Chicago heartily supported these
recommendations, as being Imperatively needed.
We were also advised by large delegations repre
senting all branches of trade and the principal
business Interests of the city that the present
postal faculties were utterly Inadequate to meet
the Increased and growing wants of the business
public. After a careful consideration of ail the,
Information furnished by the postmaster and toe
business men, and after an exhaustive examina
tion or the present postal service at the main
once and the 11 sub-stations, we became fully
convinced that the postal service of Chicago lv
aud nas Deen lor years, m&ueuuate iv meet uid
needs of the public, and especially In the business
section. The public forbearance, considering the
circumstances. Is a matter of surprise.
vmcago is in iue cemer oi ,iaxj uubs oi raii
50 way stations for the accommodation of trains
of 23 different railway companies. It has one of
the most complete systems of street railway In the
world, providing dally transportation for about
a,uwpeome. n nas msgnuiceaE puoiicana pri
vate buildings and large business blocks towering
to the skies, borne oi these business houses have
from 1,200 to 2, GW occupants. The postofflce Is lo
cated In the Uovernmcnt building on Clark and
Dearborn streets, between Adams and jaefcson.
It is 342 feet long by 210 feet wide, with an Interior
court 198x83 reet, the entire first floor and a part
orthe basement being occupied by the postofflce.
The postal business has been carried on In this
building since April 29, 1879. The gross postal re
ceipts at the Chicago Postofflce during the fiscal
year ended June JO, 1889, amounted 102,734,302,
being anlncrease-of 1314,490, or 12.7 per cent.
HE ENEff THE TOWN.
Why an Ex-Showman Wouldn't Invest In
Bluff City Keal Estate.
From the New York Sun.
"I tell you I had a narrow escape from being
done for out there," be said on his return from
Kansas the other day.
"Attempted murdert" was asked.
"Worse than that. I was about to invest my
last dollar In vacant lots in a certain town,
when I made a discovery."
"No, the titles were all right but I recognized
the town and declared all business off. Fifteen
years ago the town was called Perkinsvllle.
Now they are carrying it off as Bluff City. I
struck it with a circus. I bad a little game for
the public, you know, and in order to run it I
had to stand in with the Mayor. I was to give
him 15 per cent but when he found I had taken
in 230 he kicked. I tried to hold him, bnt it.
was no use. He opened court on me, fined me
1200, and then gobbled on to the 830 on the ex
cuse that be had lotme off light."
"But the town may be all right now."
That'3 it, you know. Same man is Mayor
now, and he had got his hair dyed, his teeth
filled, and changed the name of the town on
purpose to catch some of us again. If I'd
bought thoso lots he'd have waited until the
money was paid and the deeds passed, and then
pulled me in and yelled:
Same man that beat the City Treasurer of
Topeka on the gold brick racketl Bought seven
lots, eh? twant straight deeds to five for not
giving you up to justice, and while you are
about it you can throw in the other two as my
counsel fee for advising you how to get outnf
the Bcrapel " -
STICK A NEEDLE IN MY GHENT.
A Lawyer's Novel Offer to- the Jury In a
Railroad Damage Salt.
From the Phlladelnhla Press.
"IX any of you gentlemen of the jury have a
needle about you," said Lawyer Horace Hep
burn in Judge Allison's court yesterday, "you
may stick it in my client's left side or arm."
Perhaps none of the jury nad a needle, for not
one of them accepted the lawyer's offer.
Harry Zink was on the witness stand In his
suit for damages against the city, and he had
just testified that asa result of injuries re
ceived his health was broken down and his left
side was paralyzed and without feeling, so that
he had frequently found it a painless operation
to stick needles and pins into his flesh.
The accident, because of which Mr. Zink sues
the city, happened on November 28, 1887. He
was driving on the bridge across thePbiladel-
Ehia and Reading Railroad tracks at Thirty
rst street and Girard avenue, when his horses
became frightened at a train, swerved to the
side against the railings and crashed through
them, dragging the wagon and Mr. Zink over,
all falling down to the railroad tracks over 20
feet below. The wagon was destroyed, the
horse was killed and Mr. Zink permanently in
jured as described by him on the witness
The evidence for the plaintiff had not been
concluded when court adjourned.
AFTER A SCORE OF YEARS
A Long Lost Son Is Once Moro In His
Kansas City, October 9-Nearly 20 years
ago A. M. Lytle, a prescription clerk in Frank
Price's drag store on Union avenue, ran away
from his home in Woodbury, N. J.,and shipped
as a cabin boy on an East India merchantman.
For many years he followed a seafaring life,
finally shipping on the steamship Valparaiso,
where, as a pupil of the ship's surgeon, he
learned the-drug business. In the course of his
travels he has visited nearly everycountry in
the world. Finally he settled in Kansas City
and invested his savings in small property
Last night Mrs. J. R. Lytle, his aunt went to
tho drug store where the wanderer was em
ployed to buy medicine. She recognized her
nephew In the drug clerk. Mutual explanations
followed. Lytle will return to his borne and re
ceive his share of the property of his father,
who died a short time ago. The soarchf or the
missing boy had been prosecuted by bis parents
with unflagging zeal up to the time the father
died, and his last request was that the search
be not given up, and directed in his will that a
portion of bis fortune of 830,000 be expended in
Literary Growth la the West.
From the Chicago News.l
A convention of authors and artists at Kan
sas City reveals to the world that the literary
movement throughout the West is growing
painfully intense. One of the embarrassments
of travel in that section now is the uncertainty
which prevails in the mind of the stranger
when he is met by a committee of citizens as to
whether he is in the hands of a Browning so
ciety or of a sheriffs posse.
THEATRICAL ETENTS AHEAD.
This morning at 9 o'clock the sale of seats for
next week's engagement of the Rudolph Aron
son Comic Opera Company, presenting their
most successful opera, "The Brigand"," begins
at the Grand Opera House. The production of
'this opera in this city will be in every way pre
cisely the same as it was given at the Casino,
New York, for 125 performances, andfour weeks
in Boston. The staging of "The Brigands" is
undoubtedly the most gorgeous that has ever
been seen in this country. The presentation
"has all the richness and completeness of en
semble characteristics of this organization, and
far surpasses thoso famous productions of
Erminie" and "Nadjy." Ihe large number of
orders received in advance of the opening sale,
indicates quite an Interest in the coming of this
attraction, which is the first operatic novelty of
the season. That "The Brigands" will have a
successful opening in this city is already
assured. The cast includes Misses Lillian Rus
sell. Fanny Rice, Isabella Urquhart Anna
O'Keefe, and Messrs. Fred Soloman, Geo. Olml,
A. W. Tarns, Henry Hallam. Max Lube, Rich.
Carroll, Henry Leoni and others.
"A Possible Case" was tried before a jury
of Pittsburg audiences last season, and the
verdict was that Sydney Rosenfeld's amusing
satire and the admirable manner in which It
was presented by the company under the man
agement of J. M. Hill formed one of the most
finished and artistic entertainments in its
entirety that was seen here during the season.
Really good" attractions of this high order of
merit aro rare enough to make the return en
gagement of "A Possible Case" an event of
great Importance at the Bijou Theaternext
week, a notable one in many respects, and one
which will bring out such audiences as Pitts
burg can show representing the intelligence
and refinement of Its citizenship when really
first-class attractions are presented for their
patronage. There have been some changes in
the cast in the make-up ot the company for the
production of the play the current season,
changes which have been intended by tho
author and manager to equal if not to excel
the former rendition of the roles.
Miss Helen-Barby's performance in "A
Woman's Stratagem" is said to be very much
bettor tban her work in "Love and Liberty."
The company is also seen to- much greater ad-
(-vantage, and the play is said to.be amusing.
I v' phi;of 80THAM mweT1 T czjiiotb (mhmA.mm'K
An Explosion Makes Lively geeaes.
New JTobk, October 9. An expiosJoa of gas
in an electric subway manhole at Chore and
Cortland streets to-day, sent four toss of pav
ing stones, brick and Iron, a butcher's wagon
full of bologna sausages, and two men aad a
nine giri an a-nymgs to 20 foetin the ah-. One
man was slightly bruised. The wagoa-Borae
was too frightened to move for several HJaatei
after It came down. The pedestrians, who saw
the pavement around the manhola tremble just
before going up, ran in all directkme. A
woman stubbed her toe and fell. Abroker lost
his high hat A little eirl was thrown against
an elevated railway pillar and got a- black eye?
This about covered the whole damage. An ex
amination showed that the accumulated gaa in
the manhole had torn out the two toncast-lron
cap which bad been cemented to the masonry
lining of the manhole. Tne flanges of the cap
were set under the roadway pavement and as
a matter of course the entire pavement went
up with the iron work. IX the big iron cap-had
not been so firmly anchored in the masonry, it
would have been hurled through the elevated
railroad track 20 feet above it
A Talk Willi George Bancroft.
George Bancroft, the veteran historian,
passed to-day fn the city. He did a vast
amount of talking with his friends and news
paper men. He is glad that Beth Low was
made President of Columbia College.. He has
some hope that the Republicans will carry
New York, and expects that the World's Fair
will bo held in New York, which be prophesies
will be the biggest city In the world pretty
. Ten Missionaries Sail for India.
Ten missionaries to India, Ave of whom were
women, sailed to-day on the Bremen steamer
ABer. They will travel from Liverpool by way
of the Suez Canal, to Bombay- Tho women
are graduates of New York medical colleges.
J. J.Astorwas also a passenger on the AUer.
Eugene Field, of Chicago, and his family sailed
for Liverpool on the City of Chicago.
Ten Thsnsaod Dollars to Account Eor.
Everett P. Wheeler, representing varler
credltorsof she Electric Sugar Refining Com
pany,, before Judge Andrews In the Supreme
Court chambers, to-day applied for a reference
to ascertain what Cotterill, the President, and
xioDerxson, tne treasurer of the company, have
done withTthe 10,000 sent to Michigan as se
curity for costs in the action brought by the
Friends to recover property there. Mr.
Wheeler first moved to punish Cotterill and
Robertson for contempt as he had reason to
believe they had violated the injunction re
straining them from disposing of the com
pany's property. He withdrew this motion,
and Judge Andrews reserved decision on the
application lor reference.
The Fastest Canal Boat.
The canal boat Marian has just broken the
canal record. She arrived here this morning
exactly five days and one hour after sailing out
of Buffalo on the Erie canal. The fleetest
canal greyhound had never bef ore made the
trip under six days. The Marian is 96 feet
long and 13 feet wide, and has a capacity of
5,600 bushels. Bbe bat engines of 100 horse
power, and can tow six other canal boats of her
size. Her cabins are finished with walnut and
rosewood, and are upholstered In the same
style as the cabins of big steamships.-
Authors Labor Lost.
Many curious people in literary circles are
trying to find out about how much the failure
of Bclford, Clarke & Co. colt the poets 'and
novelists in passion in the Eastern States. The
general opinion is that members of the school
of passion on tho Atlantic seabord lost at least
850,000 through the bankruptcy of their favor;
ite publishers. The" case of Edgar Saltus is
typical of how'other writers of the same stripe
who dealt with Bel ford, Clarke fc- Co. have
suffered. His "Pace That Kills" was one of
the latest works published by the firm, and It
cameVout not much more than two months ago.
itc- 4u,vw topics otr -tne dook naa
beeD sold in this interval, and the
demand for it was still at fever heat
when the crash came. The author's friends say
that he has lost nearly $5,000 in cold cash in
consequence. Besides this, Mr. Saltus had an
other new novel at Belf ord'a, all printed and
ready to go to the binder just as soon as the
"pace" showed signs of cooling. Of coarse he
loses all bis labor on this novel and royalties on
his other works, which were published by Bel
ford, are all stopped. Then comes Mrs. Ella
Wheeler Wilcox, the recognized poefss of
passion. Belford was her publisher, and had
just made arrangements to Introduce her
"Poems of Passion," "Nevarine," and other
works into England. Edgar Fawcett, John
Habberton, Arthur Gnndry, the late Selina
Dolaro, Minna Irving -and others, who had
works published by Belford, are also said to be
heavy losers by the failure.
Burned Bank Notes Fonnd.
A laborer who was helping to grade Lincoln
Park, near Redbank, N. J., shoveled out of the
ground 820,000 worth of bank notes. All the
notes were issued by the Concord Bank of New
Hampshire many years ago. Alongside of
them were unearthed 16 plates that had evi
dently also been the bank's property. It is be
lieved that the money was burled by a man
named Sherman, who lived in that neighbor
hood years ago and was famous as a bank rob
ber. He was drowned through a steamboat
collision about 25 years ago. Lincoln Park has
recently been purchased by Roberts. Fatter
son and other Philadelphlans, who constitute
the Lincoln Park Association, and it is said
that they will claim the money as their own.
A sues got into a queer fix near Rochester,
Pa., the other day. The ducks of that place
eat the acorns which are scattered over the
ground under the oak trees, and this particular
duck ate so many that when the owner returned
from work in the'evenlng it was lying pros
trate, unable to walk or squak. He looked
into the mouth and Saw that its throat was
clogged with acorns. Ho tried to drive them
down, but as he failed in this, be cut Its head
off and nearly a half peck of acorns fell ont of
While digging potatoes, S. H. Calfe, of
Erwinna, Pa., found a Colonial copper dated
A lady who fell asleep on an AUentown
street car on Saturday, was carried around the
line three times before awaking.
Austin Cole and family have arrived at
Weatherly, ftt., after driving from Paw-Paw,
IlL, making the L10U miles In 38 days.
An electric car company in Erie details an
extra man on each car on market days to help
ladles on and off with their baskets.
An Ohio father sent a note to the county
Jndge, forbidding him to issue a marriage
license to bis daughter. It bad no effect for
the "girl" went there herself and swore she was
35 years of age.
Thomas Wioo, of Wood county, W. Va.,
plckedan apple the other day which had the
figures "1890" on Its side, as plain as if they had
been printed. Wigg thinks It is a warning that
he will die next year.
ACROSS THE WAY.
"When dawn was lighting the rosy heaven.
At four In summer, In winter seven.
Ere lbcebus glowed,
Or vet the eltr had turned In Its bed.
There by the window with needle and thread,
Ehe sat and sewed.
And as the hand so busily piled,
A baby boy played soft by her side
The whole day ions;:
And std and sweet lq the evening mild
Were heard the voices of mother and child
In gentle song.
'Mid toll and trouble and dire despair,
The child's smile solaced the mother's care
Thro' dreary years:
Tor the little one had his father's face
That faded away from her fond etdbrace
With burning tears.
But there came a day when the song was still
And the needle stopped at the window silt
Jor the babe was low;
And there came a day When the boy was dead
And cold arid pile In his little bed
Wherethe violets blow.
No longer thewoman sits and sews.
No longer the tear of sorrow flows
-Or memories throng!
For the gentle tones of mother and child .
Are mingled again la the eveulag&vld 4
In ancsl soa. f.) if V1?.
r..-A-iW OrahemMt WwUrmur.
contained 5S page.
A rose 1VX iaohes is oirsumferonoewag
piaeked id Sanrord, Fhk, reeeefly.
The gold" mined in Australia aad neigh
boring islands in 1888 was valued at S,m,m.
The receipts in the efiweftfce Xr
York City Tax Receiver ware M,M6 ea Mob-
The Pekln Gazette asserts that 1.960 oT
AWN VB w VTVVvvwWwWW oHtan-3
Its-ed tors-have been beheaded. The Jeansa! la
question etelms to have been lavEtMesee for
Aiiouintne Philadelphia aea HsV
log from the toothache, his Keeper attefate
tered laughing; gas. put the beast te steep aad
safely extracted the offending molar.
A watchful terrier in a Chicago jewelry
manufaewriEg estaeHshmest aroused the
watebaaa the other sight jut In Use to are
vent thieves making off with valuable yrnnSsr.
The owner of the ostrich farm In Lower
California paid ,0eO eaeh for hla birds, and be
has quite a number of them. TwloeayW
their feathers are piaaked, and eaeh pteetitMr -Isworthiwet
A young, lady Colnmbng, Cku, JtM
made a crazy qaHt oatof LoaJetana Stat sot
tery tickets that failed to "oaaeet!' wMk tM
prize wheel. The numbers are worked ta attic,
of beautiful oolorw P
The vein of are is fte TraweU ,
Alaska, is 41 feet wide, aad exiewls atoa e i
mountain three-quarters of a B8e. The'ssfea 3,
sJ. -tX "ww " som Samoa sbosjsssj,
about 40 per cent of which is jroat,
The two colleee rirls who ran a nana
paper in Jersey have tired of the wark. They
Butreeueu Better wan many men eewd Btwe'1
doje. When tney deeided a little wMta '&
.a ,uc uuidom isero wu great regret
A submarine bridge is proposed between
Elsinore and Heilngborg, to be iaeased is a.
double tube, having the outer skis Iron and the
inner one steel, the space between the shells to
be filled with cement. It 1 proposed to sub.
merge the bridge soaefently deep to aJtew ships
to pass over it.
Birdseed forms a considerable item irr
tbe export trade ot some of the Moorish ports.
Thus froaLaraiebe last year In a total export
valued at 69.791 the bird seed exported was
valued at 5,978. and the qoasMtywas 3,17
quarters. In 1887 the quantity was 4,848 quart
ers, and the value i&4ll.
An oletabaenrer of 'WasaiagteB Ufe says
that each new Preeideat begins kte'tena by
spending more mosey on hosprtalMy dwfeg the
first year of office than during asy ofttMsae-
ally. It is said, until the fourth yesr. wStJe
ordinary President begfiis to tfaeak- mm at ,
saving money for the comlBg ratey ' dsw Mtaa
about spending it for dinners aad roooptjoas. i-''
The Chinese napils, of the New" Yak? "1
Sunday schools have opened a esBsfeewe tac ""
their mutual entertainment. AH the Otuiiosa
newspapers win be found there aad the serviee
of a lawyer have bees retained to give fete
legal advice to the members. Cfeessv sheen sia
and backgammon will be admitted te tfca Ml
bnt the insidious Fan-Tan will be.afcrlsWy
tabooed. It is a club for "good" runnmnn
A singular feature of the past fertefeat,
followingathe recent heavy storms' te rural
southeastern New England has bees aa epi
demic of hen hawks, which baa extended along
the coast from Cape Cod to Loaf; IsJaaet The
farmers in many towns, where a boaayM paid
for hawks' Beads, are makhwjMat saras at
shooting taera. One town last Wednesday said
out W9 36 to two yoangmes. the same being tee
ascent bo only on 197 hawks wales, they had
shot within three days.
A man of Letters, who west West thk
summer to study the virions features of com
munity and Isolated life presented between
here and San Francisco aad up and down tie
California coast W1S Kne fee three moatba,
but In that time did not enee have to unwrap
hla bundle of umbrellas, nor pat as rubfeejsor
mackintosh. He hadjik family-wkh hiea, aad,
ont of regard far their coaJfort. eMd net travel
a single mile by Blear, Hp says that fee pare
comfort this is the best-way-.
The Bishop of North Dakota Is having
acarulltinwhlcbto make hia episcopal --ris-ltatlons.
8parebed3 and aeeeraaedasieas fer
stangeTS are sq scarce fn Ms distriet that be -,
finds it necessary thus to imitate the acton, ' J
and find himself in bed &ui wsmttnr, Th. S
Bishop's traveling car is to be a eftapel ss ,'am
wheels as well as an ItiseraatlwBM.aaelbe
expects not only to boH services Is ft,-bet 'to ''
have It the social meetfrHr place of tfee'mefe
scattered members of bis fleck. 3
A gentleman living in BIchsa4,vTuf
owns a violin which U associated with tee early
history of Virginia. It is one of four vloHas 1
connected with too early history of tbis settles 1
of the country. It is marked, "Nteetaas '
Amati fecit Cremona, 186L" This violin was
brought to this country by Robert Bo liter, tfee
husband of Jane Rolf e, the granddaughter of
Pocahontas, who was the daughter of the
mightr Indian King Powhatan, of Ylrgiata. '
The violin is of superior tone, volume and fls- $
Ish. and has been used bv man rtimnliMtiun. '
formers during the past oeatsry.
The greatest wheel of its kiad fa Mm
world, a very wonder is mechanism, stands la
tbetmaln shop of tho Dieksos Maaataetozfeff
Company, in Senates. It was baH far tee
Calumet and Heeia Mining Company, ot Laxa
Superior, Mich., for tne purpose of lifting and
discharging the "tattings," a waste from the
copper mines, into tse lake, aad its diameter is
51 feet, while Its weight te active operation will
be 200 tons. It is caned a 60-foot sandwheeL
but Its extreme dimensions are St feet In diam
eter. Some Idea of its enormous capacity eas
be formed from the fact that It will receive and
elevate sufficient sand every 24 hours to cover
an acre of ground a foot deep.
The historic loeometive "General" will
soon be pulling a log train from Dublin to Em
pire, Ga. It was the old "General" which
figured In "Anderson's raid," a brief sketch of
whioh is as follows: One day, in 1898, a train
from Atlanta stopped at Big Shanty. This en
gine was attached to it While the conductor
and all the train men were Inside eatlsg. Cay.
tain Anderson, a Federal officer, wltb several s
men. boarded the engine, detached It from Mm
train, and ran off with it toward Chattanooga.
Captain Anderson's intention was to tear ap
the track and burn all the bridges on the West
ern and Atlantic road between Atlanta aad
Chattanooga, so as to deprive the Tennessee
Confederates of communication with Atlanta.
After a run of about 40 miles the fa el gave oat.
About ten miles further the steam gave out
and as the conductor, Captain Fuller, was close
upon the partr with another engine. Captain
Anderson and bis men took to the woods. All
bat three were captured" and takes to Atlanta
and hanged as spies. Anderson was among the
number. That was 28 years ago.and the engine
has been in uso at times ever since, although it
has been several times repaired.
FANCIES OF FUNNY MEN. .
"When a man "gives himself away" he
naturally loses his self-possession. Lift, ,
Don't be too severe on the man who scolds
his wife In public Perhaps that Is the only time
he dares do so. I errs Haute Exprett.
The woman who declares that she
wouldn't marry the best man on earth often picks
out one of the wbrst ones. Terra Haute JSxprul.
Mrs. Smitbington Oh! Mr. Tibkin, you
are always so kind in coming to see me off.
Little Tibklo Not at all f It Is always a pleasure.
Some railroads advertise to carry passes-j
gers "throuih without change." This wlHlbej
gladsome Information to tramps and other personal
financially short. Life. v -S
George Why so sad, Charles? DoealaetT
Mildred return year love? jf- V
Charles No, she only returns my letters.
"Are there any drawers in the "Weather
"Yes, mysonr Drawers' of salaries, drawers of
charts and drawers of tne loaj bow."-Sew Tort
"John, dsar, doesn't It make you sad (0
see the leaves foil?"
Well, not now; bat It, used to when Iwass
.small boy, for then I bad to sweep them up."
Sew York Sun,
Lawyer Do yea uadeniand the nature
ofan oath. Madam?
Witness Well, 1 should ssy I did. My ausoana
took off the screens yesterday, and U potting up
the stovepipes to-day. Sew Xork Sun,
"The offieeaeekewaave been pretty lively
during e present administration," said Smiths
tor-Brown. 'Everr one of them has been golag
like a race horse."
"loo refer, no doubt, to the fact that hei
trying for a nteee." JTercAanf Traveler.
Bev. Caller Your congregation seems fc
be very attentive aad devout Mr- Scrtmper. - ;
er. Serlmper-Yes, they show it in their a-
Her. CeJier-Ah, I am glad to bear that Jeers
liberal. ' .
Kev Srisssjer-Tiy sre not liberal, sasg 1
2-eat teec wtto twa Wt anwi"
te wary 9aassy l-Jtyv.
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