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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 1SS9.
This afternoon the Iron City of the Sew
"World Trill extend its welcome to the repre
sentatives of the various nations of the
"Western Hemisphere. No guests whom
Pittsburg has entertained for years have
commanded a warmer greeting tkan these
do; and if we do not make their 6tay inter
esting it will he from shortcomings in the
means rather than from any failure in the
The interest of Pittsburg in her visitors is
not alone the desire to show them how they
can be benefited as customers for our pro
ducts; but it is deeper than that in the idea
which they represent. They come here as
representatives ot the idea of furthering the
commercial independence of the New "World
from the Old, just as the political independ
ence n as secured in the early part ot the
century. Pittsburg is no less a center of
this idea of commercial independence than
she is the center of the iron, steel and glass
industries of this hemisphere.
For the entertainment of our visitors the
usual receptions and dinners are provided,
aud the Industrial Exposition has been put
in striking guise. But when these have
been fally viewed during the two days' stay
ofthe delegates we question if anymore strik
ing or unique exposition can be found on this
continent than the inspection of Pittsburg
herself. Our city, crowding the valleys and
overflowing the hills; our miles of mills,
foundries and glassworks; the wealth of
natural gas and coal fuel which has created
the great manufacturing community, and
the system of railway and river transporta
tion by which our products are sent abroad
all these the delegates must see; and then
they will comprehend what Pittsburg
"With the hope that her sights will interest
and please her visitors, Pittsburg stands
ready to extend her greeting to the assem
bled representatives of the three Americas.
EXPOSURE AS AN OFFENSE.
One of the peculiar features of the cam
paign just closed was the indignation which
was aroused among the "Maryland De
mocracy by the act of J. K. Cowen, the
leader ofthe Beform Democrats, inbringinc
on the stage before a great audience two
notorious scoundrels, who there confessed
the criminal acts which they had committed
in the interest and under the pay of the
Democratic ring. The idea of producing
such degraded characters, and exposing
their corrupt acts in public, was a great
chock to the tendersusceptibilities of the sup
porters of Gorman and Higgins. Such
things should be kept secret. The men
who use criminal means to maintain their
power are all right if they do it on the sly.
But to boldly and baldly show up these
things in the sunlight of publicity is calcu
lated to bring the blush to the cheek of the
youngpersons whom the Veneerings of Mary
land Democracy have under guardianship,
and must not be allowed. This toleration of
corruption in secret, and horror at its ex
posure, exhibits a remarkable quality of
INFLUENCE OF TEE SCHENLEY GLFI.
The abundant generosity of "Mrs. Schenley
in donating not merely 300 acres of land in
the heart of Pittsburg for a park, but in co
temporaneously therewith offering ten acres
as a site for an institution for the blind evi
dently touches all classes in this city very
deeply. These gifts are the greatest ever
bestowed by a single individual upon Pitts
burg. They are a testimony of pride in the
place and of interest in its welfare which
contrast all the more splendidly with the
unaccountable and almost incredible nar
rowness of those persons who are mentioned
in the reports of "Mr. Carnahan's mission as
going to the gratuitous trouble of advising
lira. Schenley against this most welcome
and munificent display of thoughtful con
sideration for our town.
No more enduring memento of this gen
erous transaction can be devised than will
be found in Schenley Park itself and in the
public appreciation of this much-needed ad
dition to the attractions of Pittsburg. Not
merely for its own immediate value is the
gift to be esteemed, hut for the example
which it sets to other people of treat wealth
to contribute in some similar manner to the
general welfare. Mr. Carnegie has already
shown such a spirit The most precious
possession left by the late "William Thaw is
the public memory of his unfailing liber
ality where any good cause was concerned.
Such examples of philanthropic purpose
and action have an influence for good that
is untold and incalculable. If our city has
not hitherto had so many of them as some
other places have been favored with, there
is at least the satisfaction of the more gen
eral and intense appreciation when such
striking and substantial evidences of good
will are experienced hereabouts.
U0BE IMPOSING THAN NECESSARY.
The elaborate scheme which a gentleman
kindly contributes to The Dispatch's
local columns for the formation of a Pan
American Company of $25,000,000 capital,
with banking, transportation and commer
cial departments, contains a slight sugges
tion of the policy of the monarch who built
a magnificent city with wharves, pavements,
opera houses, government buildings, parks
and lights, but forgot to provide a population.
This plan puts all the machinery of trade
on paper; but it pays no attention to the all
important question what the trade shall be.
The machinery of trade is necessary no
doubt; but when it is found out what of
'our products the South Americans want,
;'and we can furnish cheaper than "Europe,
'the banking, transportation and commercial
Agencies will promptly spring up. If Tie j
can show our guests to-morrow that Pitts
burg can sell them glass, machinery or any
thing else, it will not be necessary to organize
any $25,000,000 companies to get the goods
vt-trti up EESULTS.
The elections yesterday, while not Involv
ing any vital positions in national politics,
outside of Ohio and Virginia, were a good
deal split up, and appear to have been, in
general, closely contested. "While the re
sults cannot at this writing be exactly pre
dicted in any of the close contests, it looks
very much as if the Democrats have carried
off the honors ofthe battle field.
On the Pennsylvania State ticket the re
result was such a foregone conclusion that
very little attention will be paid to the re
turns. In Ohio where the battle was a hard
fought one, the result is unquestionably
close. The indications are rather against
Foraker, with a possibility that some ot the
"Republican ticket may be elected, while the
"Legislature is in doubt. Virginia is prob
ably Democratic, and New Jersey has
elected Abbett New York seems to have
stood by the Democracy and the ceiling
In the local contest the cutting of tickets
was somewhat phenomenal. As The Dis
patch predicted on the one contest which
attracted public attention, the victory of
Johnston is only a question of majority.
"Whether he gets 5.000 or 10,000 majority,
the significance of the election is the same.
It is not necessary to refer at length to the
causes which produced this reversal of the
Republican nominations; but the moral is
worth setting down. It is that however
the machinery of politics may be induced to
ignore a bad record, the voters of Allegheny
county are not ready to shut their eyes and
let partisanship foist a bad official on them
in preference to a good one, especially where
the administration of justice is involved.
The bearing of yesterday s election upon
national politics may not be vital, but it is
significant; and the inference from the re
turns, so far as received, can hardly be very
pleasant to the national administration.
THE REVISION OF CREEPS.
The very laree vote by which the New
York Presbyterians voted in favor of a re
vision of the Confession of Faith, will take
the character of a surprise to the greater
part of the country. That a good many
Presbyterians of this day were not disposed
to insist on such old and supposed to be
cardinal doctrines as predestination and in
fant damnation, was generally understood;
but that four-fifths of the clergy in the chief
city ofthe land were ready to vote for a revi
sion, shows that a quiet revolution has been
going on which has carried most ofthe sup
posed advocates of the old Presbyterianism
some distance from its leading tenets.
The motion for revision is not likely to
prevail in the National General Assembly
without much opposition. In one view
there seems to be reasonable ground for
opposition. Leaving out of the question
the acceptability of the doctrines of repro
bation and predestination, or whatever
those may be that the reformers would
amend, there is no doubt that they repre
sent the standards of historic Presbyterian
ism. Are not those who still hold to these
dogmas entitled to the name and organiza
tion of the church which has represented
them tor three centuries ? Is not the
proper course for those who have become
convinced that these doctrinal standards
are erroneous, to leave the Presbyterian
Church and organize a new and reformed
chnrch of their own ?
The tendency toward freedom of thought
and loosening of creeds is not an unfavor
able one; but it is hardly just to forget that
those who wish to stick to the old blue doc
trines will be harshly treated if they are
left without a creed of their own to stand by.
A SHAKE OF THE P0BE.
A recent letter from Senator Ingalls on
the trust combinations, written by Senator
Ingalls, of Kansas, shows that the talented
Senator has eminently correct principles on
the subject of combinations to raise the price
ofthe necessaries of life; but deems it highly
inconvenient to put them into operation.
Every combination of that sort he declares
to be a crime against society which should
be punished with heavy penalties, and the
Senator enters into specifications very perti
nently as follows:
Among the most villainous of these schemes
of corporate larceny is the Sugar Trust Sugar
is one of the necessaries of life, like salt or air
and water. The thieves and robbers who have
got control of the market, and put up the price,
ought to l)e sent to the penitentiary for life.
Sugar should be free in order to make such
So far the Senator takes the most advanced
ground in favor ofthe rights of the common
people. But the example of the old citizen
who was in favor of prohibition, but "agin
its enforcement" is too strong for him. He
recognizes the principle, and denounces the
violation of it in the strongest terms, and
then adds to the last sentence of the above
extract: "But free sugar would destroy the
sorghum industry of Kansas, by subjecting
it to competition which it cannot endure."
In other words, the Senator recognizes
that the purpose of the Sugar Trust is robbery
deserving of the severest punishment, and
that the protection of the public from rob
bery can be seenred by repealing the sugar
duties. But he is ready to condone the
crime, and let the robbery continue, because
the measure which would stop it would pre
vent Kansas from getting its share of the
swag. That the Kansas industry could be
encouraged by a bounty on raw sugar, with
out a partnership in the crime, makes no
difference to the Senator, because that would
be a departure from the recognized methods.
To this complexion has the science of
political log-rolling brought our public men
PHYSIC FOE BUTTONS.
The latest British syndicate that has
flopped into view has a most benevolent ob
ject It has been organized to acquire the
principal patent medicines made in this
country. The immediate object of the Brit
ishers is, of course, to make money, to get a
safe investment for their idle millions, as
they are justified in believing the proprie
tary rights to these medicines to be. In
fact, they are after boodle, and have no idea
that they may confer a blessing upon the
The benevolence is there, though it may
not be visible to the British eye. It is the
intention of the syndicate after it has pur
chased these medicines to manage the sale
thereof themselves. That is to say the
medicines will soon be known as Brit
ish goods. Then before very long some
political speaker hard up for ammunition
will accuse some opponent of using British
pills and potions. Of course an anti-British-medicine
party will gather around the
intelligent defender of native stomachs, and
it will become as dangerous for a public
man to buy a bottle or a box of the British
syndicate's stuff as to write confidential
letters to naturalized citizens.
But where does the benefit to the Ameri
can people come in ? Enough, surely, in
the diminution ofthe use of patent cure-alls.
The mortality ot the nation will be nothing
like as great as it is now if the British syn
dicate succeeds in making a number of
patent medicines unpopular.
It is important to the United. States to
learn that expert opinion is discovering
that it costs $1,200 to file the big 100-ton
guns a single time, and that less than a
hundred shots incapacitates the gun from
further service. It is also coming out that
the monster ironclads and monster guns of
the period are so costly as to surpass the
proverbial quality of the King ot Prussia's
grenadiers in being too expensive to use in
The declaration by the New York Mail
and Express that "everybody will be glad
that the burning of the Tabernacle did not
interfere with Dr. Talmage's trip abroad,"
is an illustration of the good Colonel Shep
ard's idea of a compliment
It is rather pleasant to learn from the
personal gossip ofthe Philadelphia Inquirer,
that "the owner of a fleet of steamboats ply
ing on the Monongahela, Allegheny and
Pittsburg rivers," has been visiting that
city. The discovery of a 'fleet of steamers
plying on the Allegheny river, would
interest this city; but a still more interest
ing discovery is that ot "the Pittsburg
Two uninterrupted days of sunshine seem
to have been about as large a supply of
pleasant weather as can be had at this
season. It was a too brief Indian summer.
A New Yoek: thief, in attempting to es
cape last week, jumped from an elevated
train and fell into a tangle of electric wires
which did not shock him at all. If any
thing can convict the electric wires of utter
depravity it is the persistency with which
they refuse to kill criminals and the deadli
nes with which they attack honest men and
The number of electric light patents
which are being proved by suits to be in
capable of sustaining a monopoly, is no less
gratifying than surprising.
English statistics report that England
will have to import 147,000,000 bushels of
wheat The United States has that amount
to sell and will sell it to Europe if our
speculators do not succeed in getting the
price so high as to send foreign buyers to
other countries which will sell them food
Ibon still keeps its upward tendency in
Glasgow, while in this country the principal
anxiety ofthe iron interests is to avoid a
The regular semi-annual appearance of
the apparently never-ending Hartupee case,
before the Supreme Court, would justify
that tribunal in inquiring whether Pittsburg
cannot find new cases enough to occupy its
attention without falling back on the same
old ones at regnlar intervals.
The speculators who have got bitten in
trust certificates will now be able to weigh
the force of the adage, "No trust, no bust."
It is reported that congratniation8 to
Miss Caldwell on the rupture of her engage
ment to Prince Murat may turn out to be
premature. There is still danger that the
Prince may mark down prices on himself and
put his title in the market as damaged goods
at half price.
Yesteebat was the day when scratching
told in local politics.
The manner in which the heir to the
British throne is vibrating between the fes
tivities of Athens and Alexandria, war
rants a snspicion either that he has recovered
from the ailment which has been rumored,
or that he does not want to.
PEOPLE OP PEOJILNENCE.
Harriet Bkecher Stowe is tbe only lady
member of tbe New York Authors' Club.
The President has been bothered with hun
dreds of letters inquiring if he is a Mason, all
of which he has answered in the negative. He
belongs to no secret society.
Miss Nellie Hunt, who has become Mrs.
L. P. Morton's private secretary. Is a daughter
of the late William H. Hunt, who was Secre
tary of the Navy, and late Minister to Russia.
Ex-Phesidkntand Mbs. Cleveland have
matured their plans to sail next June for Eu
rope, where they will spend the best part of a
year in traveling over the continent
The Rev. Edward Abbott of Cambridge,
Mass., who has just been made Protestant
Episcopal Missionary Bishop of Japan, is a
brother of Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, of Ply.
mouth Chnrch, and was himself once a Congre
Ex-Lord Matoe WnrrEHEAD, of London,
is a clever man. He is tbe only Englishman
who was benefited by the Shah of Persia's re
cent visit Whitehead, who was then Lord
Mayor, refused to give the Shah a banquet un
less he was promised a baronetcy. He gave
the entertainment and is now Baron White
head. General Francis E. Spinneb, ex-Treasurer
of tbe United States, has reached Wash
ington on his way to Florida, where he usually
spends tbe winter. His signature on the hotel
register is even more characteristically unde
cipherable than before. He is quite feeble and
is beginning to show in a marked degree the
weight of his 87 years.
A Pasis cablegram states that Miss Gwen
doline Caldwell created a great scene at Banker
Monroe's office on the day after the one on
which her marriage with Prince Murat had
been broken oft She went there for the pur
pose of getting her letters, and, in consequence
ot some remark or other, flew into a terrible
passion, calling all the clerks of tbe bank fools
HARRISOK'S ETENIXG WALKS.
A New Custom Inaugurated by the Occu
pant of the White House.
Philadelphia Record's Washington Letter.
President Harrison does something which no
other President of recent years has done in
taking a stroll through the streets every fair
evening after dinner. Sometimes Mrs. Harri
son goes with him, sometimes a guest some
times he is alone. Buttoned up in tbe best
looking overcoat In Washington and the worst
lcoking slouch hat, be saunters through the
mrks and along the avenues In front of tbe
White House, stopping very often at the home
of tbe Postmaster General, who has just got
borne from his long day's work and eaten his
One year ago Harrison had never met Wana
maker. Now no man is closer to him, not even
Law Partner and Attorney General William
Henry Harrison Miller. Harrison gives his
confidence slowly and cautiously, but once
given, as it bas been to Wanamaker, it has been
given forever, and his friendship dates back
accordingly to the beginning of things.
CONVERTED WHILE IN JAIL
An Imprisoned Murderer nt Indianapolis
Indianapolis, November 6. Edward Asz
man, who mnrdered his sweetheart Mrs. Ber
tha Elff, and Is in jail awaiting trial for murder,
has experienced religion. He takes part In the
religious services every day. and leads the sing
ing in a clear, strong voice, despite his wounded
throat not yet entirely healed from the des
perate outs wblch he Inflicted in his attempt to
Mr. Aszman also holds prayer meeting every
evening with the prisoners, and Ho appears to
have undergone a great change. It is seldom
tbat be can be induced to talk of his crime, and
when he does, be expresses the deepest contrition.
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THE 'PITTSBUKG tISPATOH,'&v WEDNESDIA. 'NOVEMBER'
THE TOPICAL TALKEK.
Political Coals of Fire nnd the Cold Wave nt
the Polls A New Use for tbe Phono
graph LTow an Andlence Was Schooled.
It isn't exactly a pleasant thing to be forced
to ask a political opponent to identify you at
At the prohibition election last June a gentle
man went to the polls in the East End to cast
his vote for the first time in that district His
name was not on the register, and he was told
he must bring a voter to identify him. He
looked about him, but there was not a soul near
whom he knew, except the pastor of his chnrch,
who had but a moment before asked him to
vote for prohibition, and to whom he had told
his intention to vote against the amendment.
It seemed rather awkward to ask the clergy
man, but rather than lose his vote the uniden
tified one did so.
"Of course 1'lt identify you," said the broad
gauge divine, and he helped his opponent to
swell the vote against the reform he ardently
Ir the enthusiasm of all the political workers
of both parties equaled that of tbe Sewickley
delegation yesterday a very fair reason for the
cold wave has been found.
A new use for the phonograph has been dis
covered. A teacher of languages, whose admirable ac
cent has brought him many pupils, resorts to
the phonograph wherever he finds it as an as
sistant tutor. For instance, he will talk slowly
in Parisian French a page of some good author
in that tongue into the phonograph and in
struct his pupil to read the passage aloud while
the phonograph prompts him with the proper
pronunciation. After the tutor has retired the
lesson remains intact upon the cylinder of the
phonograph ready for farther use. It can bo
seen how considerable the phonograph's aid is
in this regard.
The calming effect of a good play well acted
upon an audience was well evidenced on Mon
day night at the Grand Opera House. It was
the noisiest, most restless audience I've seen in
that theater this season. A man with a horse
laugh broke out at unseemly moments in the
gallery; a baby cried off and on in the parquet,
and everybody almost seemed inclined to chat
ter to his neighbor. A large part of tbe audience
at first refused to accept anything Mr. Russell
did in a pathetic way they insisted that he was
thero to be funny and laughed at all he did.
Witness the eminently pathetic episode of tbe
clay where tbe starving inventor tries to rise
from his chair and his lees tremulously fail to
hold him upright. A lot ot excellent folk
laughed at this.
But gradually as the wonderful power of that
first act developed itself, and tbe truth of Mr.
Russell's acting explained the pathos of his
role, tbe house was hashed. Tbe man with a
horse laugh forgot to operate, the crying baby
was removed and the chatterers grew silent
When they did make a noise it was to testify
their delight and wonder at the power of play
All the rest of the play tbe audience was a
model one in Its behavior, and it even waited
till Mr. Russell had spoken the "tag" before it
made its usual clamorous rush to the door.
WAR IS INEVITABLE.
The Clash of Arms Between European Nn
lions Will be Heard In Two Years.
Paris Cable to New York Herald.
Captain E. L. Zalinski, America's high explo
sive celebrity, is studying things military and
otherwise in Paris. He is traveling under orders
to obtain such information as may be obtainable
regardibg certain military questions. He has
already visited England, Holland, Belgium,
Denmark and Germany, and may go to Italy.
Coming to his pet theme Captain Zalinski
said: "I am convinced that a European war is
inevitable, but not in the immediate future.
One consideration alone is sufficient to main
tain peace for at least two years viz., the fact
tbat continental nations will need that amount
of time to eauip their armies with the ney style
of rifle and possibly, with modifications, their
artillery, to meet the requirements of smoke
less powder in both cases.
"In this connection I may add that war, in
stead of being hastened by the frequent im
provements in its appliances, is actually re
tarded by them, because whenever anything of
military importance Is discovered nations are
apt to wait before risking a conflict until tbey
have tested and applied them to their own use.
As such discoveries are constantly being
made, war may thus be postponed indefinitely.
"But, postpone it as they may, tbe crisis mast,
come, when war dots come it will be terrible.
1 have just witnessed the German maneuvers
at Hanover, and I assure you tbat had those
two army corps done in earnest what they made
pretense of doing, of the 50.000 men who went
into that ten days' action, there would not be
10.000 ready for service to-day. 1 he rest would
have been placed bora do combat, dead or
wounded. To such a degree have modern im
provements in life destroying machinery added
to the horrors of war."
LADIES RAID A CLUB ROOM.
They Clean Oat a Drinking Place, Driving
tbe Proprl tar Away.
Blub Speings, Mo., November & John Ha
ley came here a week ago from Argentine,
Kan., and opened a quiet club room. The local
laws of Blue Springs are of the Btrictest possi
ble kind, but as Haley kept a high-toned place,
no one interfered with him On Saturday
night, however, 25 women belonging to the
temperance organization of the town, masked
and armed with clubs, made an attack on the
club room. Tbey broke in the doors and found
seven or eight old soaks engaged in a game of
cards. They ordered them out of the room,
and then began knocking tbe bungs out of beer
kegs and whisky barrels.
Haley made a show of resistance, but he was
bit on the bead with clubs, and finally ran
down the street with four women after him.
He escaDed in the roller mill. The women
smashed all the bottles and glasses and poured
tbe whisky in tbe street. One of the old topers
who remained on the sidewalk appealed to the
women not to destroy the whisky, but to take
it home and keep it for medical purposes.
"That's mighty poor whisky, ladies," he
cried, "and tbe Lord didn't intend it should be
dumped in the gutter while tbere are so many
poor, sick people around. 1 am not feeling
This remark was a signal for an attack, and
tbe man was compelled to take to bis heels.
The club room and all its attractions were de
stroyed. The women are the leading matrons
of the town.
HIGHLANDERS IN PARIS.
The French Hoot at Them and Ridicule
Their Musical Efforts.
Prom the New York World.
The Highlanders that were brought over to
Paris toshow themselves to the public have no
reason to congratulate themselves on the result
of the campaign. A pile of 'moneywas spent
on the enterprise, but the takings were so small
tbat on tbe last day of tbe performance the
acting manager was going round trying to raise
50 on his dirk. The papers not having been
paid to puff, totally ignored tbe Scotchmen and
their assault at arm." and tbe few Frenchmen
who got out to the Tour de Nesles or to tbe
Wild West Camp came to scoff rather than to
The bagpipe contestparticularly irritated the
Parisians, and tbe hissing and cries of
"Enough. enouRb." were so loud that it bad to
be stopped in spite of tbe protestations of the
Endish and Americans who were present,
Buffalo Bill's Indians were hugely delighted
with the music as well as with the wrestling.
CALLED LODIS FOE SHORT.
A Royal Personage Well Favored in the
Matter of Names.
Krom the London Globe. 1
Louis Philippe Marie Ferdinand Pierre d' Al
cantara Antoine Michael Raphael Gabriel Gon
zague Xavier Francois d' Assize Jean Julis Au
guste Volfando do Bragance Bourbon that is
the full name, according to the Almanach de
Golha, of him whom men were happily per
mitted to call King Luis of Portugal.
To be a royal personage generally implies an
embarras de richesses in tbe matter of names,
but his la:e majesty must, one would think
have beaten the record In this respect. '
Sho Mny Deny the Charge.
From the Philadelphia Press.i
The wife of the American millionaire who la
suing an English newspaper for libel, for de
claring tbat she was formerly a washerwoman
before she married her present husband, is
certainly adopting radical means for vindicat
ing her dignity, Tho substance of her accusa
tion against the offending journal will probably
be a solemn denial of the chargelthat she ever
.SrKCIAL TELEOUAM TO TUB CIRrATf XL:
Habbibbdbg, November 5. Andrew Pyne, a
familiar character on tbe hill and chief page ofthe
House under Democratic and Republican admini
strations, died here to-day .of heart disease. He
was O years old.
THE ENGLISH STILE.
Society Turns Out at the Fnhnestock
Boyde Wedding-The Cute Little Shep
herdesses With Their Crooks.
A pretty home wedding was consummated
at Mrs. B. L. Fahnestook's residence in
Homewood last evening, when her grand
daughter became Mrs. David Boyde.
The stately home, always Inviting, was
made more so than usual in honor of
tbe event The large, old-fashioned, central
hall was a huge conservatory of greenhouse
plants and hangings of smllax. The parlor. In
which the ceremon was performed, to
fragrant with the perfume of many roses in
all colors. The bow-window was filled
with lovely hothouse plants, the rich
green forming an effective background
for tbe tableau made by the bridal party.
Lohengrin's "Bridal Chorus" by Toerge Eros'.
Orchestra, acnouueed the entrance of the bride
and groom. They were attended by cousins of
the Dride, Messrs. Howaril Fahnestock and
Walter Vandervort,.as ushers, and little Retta
Fahnestock and Katie Vandervort as flower
girls. The ceremony was performed Dy Rev.
Dr. Benbam. of the Point Breeze Presbyterian
Churcb, with a heavy gold band.
The costume worn by tbe bride was a cream
white faille, the simplicity of which enhanced
the girlish beauty of the wearer. The front
was a nlain round slrlrt ivhtati hnnir in soft
folds, and a pointed body slightly low in the
neck and with long sleeves. The back was en
princess, extending into a full court train. Tbe
neck and sleeves were finished with point lace,
and the handsome veil was held in place by a
coronet of orange blossoms. A cluster of roses
were earned in the hand.. Around
the neck was worn a handsome neck
lace of pearls, tbe gilt of the groom, and con
fining the lace at the neck.
She also wore an antique brooch containing
tbe same beautiful stones, which was the
bride's father's wedding present to her mother.
Tbe little girls were in dresses of white India
silk, short waists, low-necked and sleeveless,
and carried directolro crooks, the rings of
which were filled with white roses. After tbe
ceremony and coneratulations were over, the
guests were sumptuously banqueted by Kuhn,
and the remainder of the evening spent in a
most enjoyable manner.
The young people were driven to their home
on Simon avenue, boulevard, which was in
readiness for them, even to the servants who
greeted them in the old English style. The
wedding presents were every thine lovely, The
opening of delightfully suggestive packages
has afforded the little bride a great deal of
pleasuro and kept her busy for some days
About 63 guests were In attendance, compris
ing well-known society people of Pittsburg and
the East End, also a number from the other
cities. Among the inter were 10 be found:
Mr. and Mrs. Will Faline3tock. Mrs. .Louise
Fahnestock and daughter Lucy, Mr. and Mrs.
John Harver. Mr. Will Lyter and Mrs. Daniel
Eppley, of Hamsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
C. Pierce'and Mrs. Sarah Fahnestock of Buf
falo; Mr. and Mrs. William Boyde and Jin P.
Boyde, brothers of the groom from Johnstown:
and Mr. Alexander Boyde, a cousin from Wash
ington. "MID GOLDEH COLORS
Miss Margaret Shaw and George
Lawrence Were Married.
A golden wedding where tbe interested
parties, instead of being in the sere and yellow
leaf age, are in the heyday of youth, is a nov
elty, but such was really the case la tbe wed
ding of Miss Margaret Shaw and Mr. George
Reed Lawrence last evening. The North Pres
byterian Church, where the vows were taken,
was most tastefully decorated with palms and
ferns, and chrysanthemums of tbe golden
hue abounded everywhere. The maid of
honor. Miss Katharine Shaw, was attired
in a corn colored crepe du chene gown and car
ried a very large bunch of the same golnen
hued flower. The bride was dressed in a lovely
toilet of white satin. The front of the skirt
was formed by wide plaits extending on the
left side to the full princess train in the back,
while tbe rigbt side was formed bv a graceful
cascade of the satin. The corsage was half
high and had elbow sleeves, both neck and
sleeves trimmed with a fall of duchess lace.
She wore a veil and carried white roses.
The corn colored costume of the maid of
honor was In the Grecian style. The drapery
from the right shoulder fell over tbe folded
lapped empire bodice with the broad sash ex
tending high up under the arms, the loops of
which formed the drapery in the back. The
neck was rounded a trifle and the sleeves termi
nated at the elbow. The skirt was full and of
Mr. C. V. Mellnr presided at the organ, and as
Mendelssobn's Wedding March pealed forth,
six ushers, Mr. Charles Shaw and
Mr. George Shaw, brotbers of tbe bride,
and Mr. Will Lawrence, a cousin of the groom,
with Dr. E. G. Matson, Mr. William Shiras
and Archie George, of Monongahela City, fol
lowed by tbe maid of honor, preceded the
bnde and groom to tbe altar. Rev. John Fox
administered the rites with a wedding ring.
As the bridal party left the altar Lohengrin's
Bridal Chorus was plared. The bnde is a
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sbaw, of
Ridge avenue. The groom is a young attorney
in the city and the son of Hon. G. V.Law
rence, of Monongahela.
The church was filled with a large and fash
ionable andience, as both young people are fa
vorites in society. A wedding trip will con
sume tbe entire month of November. There
was no reception, but Thursdays of December,
will be devoted to charming "at homes" in
tbcA new residence on Craig street. Tbe
tributes of love and friendship included every
thing that is lovely, delicate and costly.
A TENOR'S BRIDE.
Miss Laura McCllntock Weds C. U. Sledle,
of the Haydn Quarter.
A wedding, which has been the theme of con
versation for some time past, was performed
last evening in tho First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. C. H. Biedle and Miss Laura McCllntock
were made man and wife by Rev. Dr. Purvis.
They were ushered to the altar by Mr. Clif Mc
Causland, Mr. Frank W. Bear), Mr. George F.
Wagner and Mr. R. Mayer, members of the
Haydn Quartet Club, assisted by Messrs. J. A.
Siedle and S. if. Ralston. Elaborate music by
a chorus of 50 selected voices added much to
the beauty of the event
Tbe groom is familiar to all througb his con
nection with tbe popular Haydn Club as tenor
singer, and is also well and favorably known in
banking circles. He is at present identified
with tbe Third National Bank, holding a posi
tion of trust and responsibility, which for years
past be bas occupied.
Tbe bride bas been a favorite in society since
first she launched upon tbe pleasures of youne
ladyhood and is a beautiful and graceful girt
Last evening sbe was attired in an exquisite,
costume of white satin. Simple In design, a
skirt of dancing length, formed of fine plaits,
the sleeveless bodice formed points both in tbe
front and back just below the waist band and
was laced up in the back with white silk cord.
It was rounded in tbe neck, quite low, display
ing the perfectly formed shoulders and neck,
which was encircled with a handsome necklace
of pearls. Evening gloves of white swede and
a largo bouquet of bride roses and lilies-of-the-valley
completed the charming attire,
A reception at the home of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. William McClintock,
was held at the conclusion of the ceremonies
where an enjoyable supper was served and an
evening of rare pleasure was spent The beau
tiful things in art, silverware, cblna and bric-a-brac
were represented largely among the
presents. A wedding journey will include
Washington, Baltimore and other Sonthern
cities. On their return they will go to house
keeping at once on Walnut street. East End.
where a newly furnished house awaits them.
A Qnlct Llttlo Home Wedding In tho East
End Last Nlsbr.
The marriage of Miss Birdie Orr, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Orr, of No. 620 Lincoln
avenue, Frankstown, to Mr. Georgo E. Ash
wortn. of Mt. Vernon, O., was celebrated last
evening. The ceremony was performed at 8
o'clock by Rev. Dr. J. P. E. Kumler, of the
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, at tbe home
ot the bride's parents. Lohengrin's Bridal
Chorus, played bv Mrs. George IS. Roessing,
announced the bridal couple, who unattended
entered tbe parlor and took tbe vows that
made them one. Tbe bride was very tastefully
attired in a white cashmere gown of modern
design, and carried a bouquet of white roses.
Tho guests were served with a tempting supper
and then wished the young couple all manner
of good fortune as they started for their future
homo in Mt. Vernon, O.
A BLIND CONCERT.
How Money Will be Raised for the Erection
of tho New School.
In speaking ot the donation of 10 acres of
Schenley ground adjacent to tbe Bellefield
school in Oakland, for the Institution of the
blind, of which be is the moving spirit Rev. E.
R. Donehoo said yesterday he would seo Mr.
Carnahan at once and -get the details of tbe
donation. He stated that it would be but a
short time until the institution would be under
way. Dr. Campbell, tbe great teacher of the
blind, will bring a number of sightless musi
cians from his school in London to this city to
give a benefit performance for the new institu
tion. The ground is worth abqut 5,000 per
acre, and fronts on Fifth avenue about 300 feet
from the Oakland power house.
An M. E. Churcb Sociable.
The ladies of the Butler Street Methodist
Episcopal Church, are going to hold a social
gathering at the home of Mr. Charles Flaccu&I
No, 1108 Butler street, on Thursday evening.
They have provided for their guests an elegant
entertainment, both from a literary and musi
cal standpoint. Refreshments will be served
at a small charge. The money will go to liqui
date a debt the ladies assumed during the
THEIR OPENING NIGHT.
The Sewickley Valley Dramatic Clab Giro
Their First Performance.
About 600 people witnessed the opening of
the season by the Sewickley Valley Dramatic
Club last evening. Morris Barrett's popular
three act comedy, "The Serious Family," was
presented. The cast was as follows: Mr. R.
D. Wilson as Charles Torrent, Mr. Carpenter
as Captain Murphy Magutre, Mr. H. Richard
son as Ammadab Sleek. Frank Vincent tfis
represented by Mr. Miller, Mrs. Charles Torrens
by Mrs. A. B. Starr, Lady Creamly by Miss
Blair, Mrs. Velmaine by Miss Warden. .Emma
Torrens by Miss Carpenter; while Miss Gilmore
took tho part of Graham, the maid.
xne performance was an that conld be de
sired in a dramatic way. Nearly all of the per
sons in the cast are known for the capable
manner In which they act their parts.
Their First Dancing Party.
"The Merriest Crowd Out" the new society
club organized in Oakland two weeks ago, was
entertained last evening by tbe Misses Brady
at their home on Oakland aveuue. This was
tbe first dancing party given the club, and it
was thoroughly enjoyed by the members. The
parlors were crowded with young folks of Oak
land and Bellefield. who enjoyed themselves
dancing to the music of tbe Oakland orchestra.
A Rare Musical Treat.
The Allegheny Musical Association, the new
organization, gave a. full rehearsal of tbe
chorus and orchestra last night. Great sur
prise was expressed by all present that an or
ganization of such magnitude aud musical
ability existed In Allegheny City. Although
only a full rehearsal, no attempts were made to
present any of tho works in preparation.
In a Social War.
A Series of tableaux vivants Illustrating
Hindoo domestic life, will be given in tbe Sec
ond Congregational Churcb, Allegheny, to
morrow evening, and will be repeated Friday
evening. Cake and coffee will be served at the
conclusion of each performance.
The concert for the benefit of tbe Brunot
Home on Btockton avenue, given last evening,
was a decided success and largely attended.
The programmeineluded many choice selections
of vocal and instrumental music, rendered by
popular home talent
Thursday and Friday evenings George E.
Vincent of the Chautauqua Assembly, under
the auspices of the Pittsburg Chautauqua
Literary and Scientific Circle, will lecture at
Christ's M. E. church on tbe subject "Self
The Woman's Club had their regular meeting
yesterday and some very interesting papers
were read. A renewed interest is exhibited in
the programme for the winter, and some very
entertaining sessions are looked forward to.
The reception for which cards were issued
to be given at the residence of Mrs. Bakewell,
on Western avenue, next Thursday, owing to
tbe death of Mrs. Conrad Kays will be post
poned until Friday, November 11
A conceet will be given on November 21 for
the benefit of St. Mary of Mercy's Parochial
School, by the ladies' branch of the Catholic
Total Abstinence Union connected with Father
Prop. a. J. Marks, of Chicago, the Bible
land lecturer, is in tbe city, aud will give an
QUA! AGAINST MAGEE.
Each Striving to Influence the Action of
Washington Dispatch to Sew York Times.
Mr. Matthew Btanley Quay is expected in
Washington before the end of the week, and
Mr. Christopher L. Magee will not be far be
hind him. Tbe arrival of these two men will
be a matter of interest to tbe small army of
Pennsylvania place hunters who have not yet
been assigned to stalls at the public crib, for
each proposes to secure the President's aid in
the contest between them for the control of the
Republican party in Pennsylvania. It is hard
ly an equal contest, for Quay bas the advan
tage of fighting from the inside.
The first struegle will be over the postmaster
at Pittsburg, and here, too, Magee will find
Quay in the lead. Henry P. Ford, who Is
Magee's candidate, has the help of Representa
tive Dalzell of tbe Pittsburg district, wbo bas
already recalled to General Harrison the tat
ter's expressed conviction tbat Congressmen
should have something to say about tue offices
intbeir districts. But Quay wants James S.
McKean to be Pittsburg's postmaster, and the
Senator has given notice to tbe President that
he is the possessor of a "mailed hand." Gen
eral Harrison has not announced his choice,
but McKean's friends appear to have Informa
tion which makes them very confident that
Quay's wishes will be heeded. Tbey are equal
ly confident that, in tbe Quay-Magee struggle
for control of the Gubernatorial convention,
the administration will be behind the Senator.
CHINAMEN STILL COMING.
The Celestials Flocking Into California in
Chicago, November 5. H. K. Armsby, of
Victoria, B. C. says: "Your Government ought
to expend some ot its surplus in building reve
nue cutters to patrol the northern waters .of
Puget Sound and the waters of tbe Strait The
Chinese wbo land in our country are just
swarming to California. All the railways of
our city are doing an Immense business in ship
ping their goods to California. Tbe collector
at Port Townsend took alarm at tbe quantity of
Chinese personal effects which appeared with
out owners. He discovered that be Chinese
had smuggled across,and were sending back
for household goods. Then he put a stop to it.
"Not long ago I called upon tbe collector at
Port Townsend. He said: 'I know very well
that a constant stream of Chinese is passing,
but I can't guard 2,000 miles ot coast line with
only seven inspectors. 1 have caught a few of
tbe Celestials, bnt a great number pass un
Mr. Armsby thinks Mongolian immigration to
the United States will be limited only by tbe
capacity of British Columbia to receive them
at (50 a head, and discharge them upon us.
"Some time ago," he said, "a revenue agent
came to our place, and subsequently reported
at San Francisco tbat no Chinese were crossing
the line. He needs but one eye now to see a
systematic line of human smuggling, in which
many Caucasians are interested."
PHRENOLOGY HIT THE 1TARK.
Following a Professor's Suggestion a Young
Man Rises Rapidly.
From tbe New York Star.
That phrenology sometimes hits the mark is
shown by tbe following anecdote: Not many
years ago Egbert Wegman, who is the engineer
in charge of that section of tbe new aqueduct
which lies between tbe Harlem river and tbe
Central park reservoir, and to whose efforts
many valuable improvements in engineering
methods owe their existence, was a clerk in a
grocery store. Growing tired of this dull life.
In which he saw no future, and having no fancy
for any particular profession, he determined to
visit a phrenologist, have his head examined
and follow whatever calling was suggested.
He was told tbat bis mathematical and engi
neering faculties were prominent, and be at
once entered upon a course of study in this
branch. He applied himself most assiduously
to bis work, and to-day he stands among the
foremost men of his profession.
They Should, Hunt Him Up.
From the New York World.l
Two Japanese police officials havo gone to
London to study the English method of de
tecting and preventing crime. Jack the Rip
per could give them some interesting facts in
this matter. ,
Wall Street Inuocence.
From the Philadelphia Times.
From the recent history of Cotton Oil cer
tificates it looks as though a hayseed trust
would develop as much confidence on Wall
street as in the rural districts.
By nnd By.
Down the stream where the tide Is clearer.
Farther on where the shores are fair.
Are the gracious forms we would fain be nearer,
Tbe names we speak in the voice of prayer.
Be the voyage long tbey will be the dearer
Wben after while we shall greet them there.
Farther on where the tide Is clearer,
Down the stream where the shores are fair.
By and by when tho sun is shining.
After while wben the skies are clear,
When the cloud unfolds its silver lining
And shores of the peaceful isles draw near,
We shall free our tongues from their dull re
pining And fill our hearts with the words of cheer
After while when the sun is shining.
By and by when the skies are clear.
TIE ASPfiALT SINES OP UTAH.
Extensive Bevesttsef aSobstance of Great
Salt Lake City letter to Albany Journal.
The extensive veins of asphalt on tbe other
hand, bid fair to become of great commercial
importance. Tbe deposits thus far discovered
are chiefly in the sandstone ledges along the
line of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway.
These ledges extend across the Wasatch moun
tains and eastward Into Northwestern Colo
rado. Prof. Newberry thinks these depostts ot
asphalt, with which tbe ledges are in places
saturated, have their origin in spontaneous
distillation of the bituminous shales of the
Colorado group, which, in Eastern Utah, are
from L500 to 2,500 feet thick.
It Is reported tbat hi some places the sub
stance comes to the surface fn a seml-llquld
form, as in tbe case of tho Trinidad asphalt
lake; but that which has thus far been placed
on tbe market has been taken from tbe ledges
of sandstone, and is called "sand asphalt." Mr.
HoIIster, Secretary of tbe Chamber of Com
merce of this place, informs me that in this
sandstone asphalt nature has mixed the sand
stone with tbe asphalt, something that in gen
eral has to be done artificially the latter being
naturally less perfect than the former.
CAPT. ERICSSON'S PERSONAL EFFECTS.
Most of tbe Great Inventor's Models Will
Go to Stockholm.
New Yoke, .November 6. The personal
property left by Captain John Ericsson was
sold at auction yesterday In tbe Ericsson home.
No. IS Beach stress. George H. Robinson, as
one of the executors, could not directly buy the
property, but It is understood that Mr.RoDlnson
Indirectly bought all tbat is of public interest
and will give bis entire purchase to various
well-known public Institutions. Including the
Smithsonian Institution and the Stevens Insti
tute of Technology. Tbere are nearly two
dozen models and a largo number of drawings,
executed with the Captain's remarkable skllt
Twotall rase-like cups made from wood of the
Merrlmac and Cumberland, the model for the
Monitor's engine, models ot Instruments for
measuring solar radiation and of caloric en
gines were among the most Interesting articles
In compliance with a request made to tbe ex
ecutors, all the furniture. Instruments and
other articles found. In the Captain's little
workroom after bis death have been keptto-
g ether and wul be sent to Stockholm, where,
i the National Museum, tbe workroom will be
exactly reproduced, to remain a permanent
honor to the Inventor. His home in Beach
street will soon be rebuilt Into a tenement
A HEW TRANSATLANTIC PORT.
A Great Saving In Time by Landing at
Mllford Haven, in Wales.
From the New York Snn.1
Great interest has been excited In shipping
circles both in this country and In England, by
tbe call recently made at Mllford Haven by the
steamship City of Rome on her last passage
out from New York, when she discharged her
passengers there Instead of at Liverpool. Mll
ford Haven Is a port hi Wales, on the extreme
western point of England. London is 235 miles
from Mllford Haven on a direct line east, and
Liverpool, to the northwest of London, is much
further from the big city. For a whole genera
tion tho advantages' of Mllford Haven as a
stopping place for the transatlantic steamships
have been pointed out, but this Is the first time
tbat the port has really been utilized for pas
senger traffic by a big steamblp line.
It is believed that the Mllford route can be
made in from 18 to 24 hours less than byway
of Liverpool from New York. Many of tbe
steamship men say tbat nothing can prevent
Mllford Haven from becoming the great point
of landing and departure in tbe traffic between
Europe and the United States.
A TALE OF TWO SNAKES.
One Lost III Senses and a Locomotive Cat It
New Yoke; November EL As some work
men were crossing the Erie Tailroad track a
short distance above "Woodside yesterday they
saw two big black snakes sunning themselves
on the ties. Both reptiles were asleep, and the
ngly bead of one of them almost touched the
rail. The other was coiled a foot away and
close to a hole between the ties. As the men"
saw them a train from Jersey City came aweep-
Ing-along. Neither snake moved until the lo
comotive was within five feet of them. Then
tbe one that was nearest to the hole glided out
of sight but its mate, dazed, apparently by tbe
roar of the- train, darted tbe wrong way. It
tried to cross the rail, and was cut into two
nearly equal jarts.
Tbe train had hardly passed on when the
snake tbat bad escaped came back to look for
its companion. It examined both sections of
tbe body, and seemed to be In doubt as to
which was the portion it wanted. Before it
could make np its mind one of the men
killed it with bis shovel.
POSITIVELI AND EMPHATICALLY, SO.
Nobody Wants- Cancelled Stamps at Any
Price for Anything.
The Dispatch baa already said that no one
wants cancelled postage stamps. To prevent
other people from asking the old and oft
repeated question; this from the New York
Tribune is apropos :
To the Editor of the Tribune:
SIB Has anyone ever offered aoo for 1,030,000
cancelled postage stamps? Is tbe offer open at
the present timer To whom and where may such
accumulated stamps be delivered to ret the
money 7 W.P.N.
.ttEWYOEE, November:, 1889.
.No! Noll Noli! As the Tribune has
repeatedly said, tbere never was any sucb offer
made, and tbere is no foundation whatever for
this most extraordinary mania regarding it.
Just make a little calculation, and yon will see
tbe practical impossibility of collection a mill
ion stamps, anyway. Tbe whole business Is on
a par with the theory that the moon Is made of
green cheese. Ed.
SPOOKS IN THE HOUSE.
Unearthly Visitors That Are Mystifying the
Family of nlloosler.
Mukcie, Ind., November 5. For several
days the farm residence occupied by Linley
Allen, about 11 miles north of this city, bas
been Infested with spooks or some other pe
culiar occupant. Every night about 9 o'clock
a rapping sound can be distinctly heard,
wbich Is kept up until daybreak. If the
sound is traced to one part of the house, before
anybody can get within several feet of whence
It comes it is transferred to some other lo
cality. Hnndreds of people have visited Mr. Allen
for tbe purpose of ascertaining tbe truthful
ness of the report, and every person so far
claims it to be true. Mr. Allen Is a candid and
reliable man, and invites an examination of
&etb Low Accepts.
New Yoek, November 4 Ex-Mayor Seth
Low, of Brooklyn, to-day decided to accept the
Presidency of Columbia College.
A house In Boughton, Pa., Is tenanted by a
ghost. Several persons claim to have conversed
with the nneasy spirit, and raps and strange
noises are frequently heard. Only one person
has seen tbe apparition In bodily form, and
then it appeared in the shape of a dog, which
soon melted away Into tbe thin air.
A bio bear walked leisurely through the
fields of Letterkenny township, Franklin
county, on Sunday. A party of hunters took
after him with dogs, and chased him until
nightfall, but the bear escaped.
Two dead wild ducks were found at the end
of M. A. Broadstone's house. In Xenla, O.
They bad evidently flown against the end of
tho house In the night and been killed m that
way, probably attracted, and then blinded by
the electric light, wbich was burning.
Miss Eliza Jake Easteb, a very estimable
young lady of Boone county, W. Va, and
daughter of Michael Easter, Esq., a Justice of
tbe Peace for Scott district owns a sawjind
gristmill on Camp creek, which sbe operates in
person, conducting tbe business and running
the machinery in a manner which would put to
shame many a "dusty miller" of the sterner
A lizard that is supposed to have lived ha
her stomach 12 years was expectorated by Mrs.
Bertram, of Beading.
In his excitement a Norristown gunner shot
his dog, aad the rabbit escaped,
"Fabnte," a warhorse.31 years old, died at
Cbarlestdwn, W.Va., last week. Her owner
was shot while upon her back during tho war.
Mbs. Nancy Feost, who resides near Mar
ietta, O., is MS years old s4 has lived In Ohio
sfeee the tex settlemoat m wUfe4 at the
A New York paper bas undertaken tha
Herculean task of deciding wbo i thopretUest
woman in that city. 5J
A "Worcester (Mass.) journal elabasta
have a lady subscriber who bas been reading
the paper for 81 years.
A two-horse wagon filled with aloadof
hay was stolen In one of the most popular thor
oughfares in Boston last week, -vir
Trimble Thurston, of Rock; Castta
county, Kentucky, claims to he the champion
whisky drinker ot the county. He says, and'
hU friends Indorse the statement that In threat
S!fc5" n 'even gallons of the purest?
n7i,.. ""nK people tmnic wasj.au.,.
At Bridgenott. finnn.. Httl An
Murphy complained of not "feeling welt andfc
gave the gum the had been chewing to a-sIay-'lK
mate'J .. latter masticated It for a while andKly
l.ln..Ui1hJ11Patller. i two of .them T
nave since died. ,a
Schooner Mand B. "Witherel!,'.CaptaIa' ,
McDonald, recently arrived at Provincetown,';
Mass., manned (?) entirely by women, with the
exception of the captain, who speaks. mltte'ir
highest terms of the discipline and efflclency'
of the crew. The vessel is no small boat' bo & t
schooner of 107 tons burden. 'CS
A contract has been let to the Chatta-
nooga City Water Company to-day to exec
stana-plTOajud supply historic Lookout Moua?f
tain with 4000,000 gallons of water daily from'
the Tjnessee river, 2,100 feet below- Tneeon-;
tract is to be completed by April 1, and the cost -
of the Improvement will be 50,000.
"-The 415-ponnd cinnamon bear which, 4
has monopolized the attention of Norfolk, -'
Plymouth and Bristol counties, Massachusetts,- '.
!?BI?s?i?eweeks hag a "E8 at last..,
2?0!." on8v anued with a rifle and thefc?;
;1 v. k. ""ur, succeeded in slaying
the big brute after quite a battle. - v
An old lady of Dalton, Ga.. uses.a?
cauiti aiuu a m.j or receptacle ,ior 't
her knitting, spools, thread,-etc. This satchetT
wucii iiui iu use. is sung upon a wan near the
mantel. On taking it down tbe other day she
found coiled among the balls of yarn and knit
ting needles a halt-grown serpent, whichfbad
found its way Into the retreat for its winter
The most pathetic story of the season
thus far Is that of a poor old hea in Michigan
tbat has been trying for seven weeks with all
tbe energy of despair to hatch out something
from a lump of dried putty, three black wal
nuts and a glass marble. She Is worn to a
shadow, bnt her spirit is unconquerable, and,
she seems determined to sit it out on that line
If it takes all winter.
A workman under the supervision ''of
Lamp Inspector Noonan, of New Haven, Conai1,
was digging up a decayed lamppost when they "
discovered a live snake colled around the baser-V
of the post. It was dispatched with several' '
blows of a shovel. It proved to be of the pal- -sonous
adder variety, and 2K feet long. The
snake keeps on growing as Inspector Noonaar '
keeps on recounting the story. g
New York has a woman locksmith. Snaj-" '
carries a kit of tools for doing tha small jobs V,
for which locksmiths are called in. Her, bus
band has a shop, ana they take turns In attend
ing to the calls. Any big piece of work Is
turned over to the man, but the wife Is quite as
expert as he is In fitting keys, putting new locks
on trunks, patting on window fastenings,'and
attending to the countless other details of
household management. -
A man in Aristook county, He., claims A
to have spent three days In the top of a pine d
tree without food or water. He climbed up 90
ieet to get to an eagle's jiest. It was a Norway
pine, with very smooth bark, and be used
climbers similar to those used by teleeranh
linemen. Wben he got to the nest ne had taken
sick, and dared not descend for fear of fatting;
He made arestine place for himself and many
aged to hang on until his giddiness left him,
when ha descended,
James A. McCaffrey, of Philadelphia
exhibits two remarkably Urge pears. They
grew at Grant's Pass, Bouthem Oregon, and"
were exhibited at the Portland, Ore, Exhibi
tion, where Mr. McCaffrey obtained them. A.
third pear, obtained at tbe same time, spoiled
on the journey east. The combined weight of
the three was nearly nine pounds. The larger
one shown yesterday weighed three pounds
two ounces, and measured In circumference IS
inches one way and 20 inches the other. The
smaller pear was two pounds eight ounces id
A pretty girl occasionally- comes, hfeh
to ancient gentlemen, and iz the soryabOTt
Jesse oyei, or uainoun countyvuunols, is tratV
and theTfl Is Avarr Avldpnce that. It i hfx?-frf
cost him (100,000. ifr.FoTells55yeais-pafa.f'EJi
and is said to be the wealthiest man In Calaoua
county1. He has a nephew in 8t Louiaii
whose family has lived for two vears a convent-
bred girl named Mamie lsdell, 23 years of agev i
uiamr. ovei,ironrine wiius oi lainouu, oc-
widower with grandchildren old enough to'T
vote, he promptly fell In love with Miss JsdeU.
The girt It is claimed, would not accept hnsVa
unless hwvims were piacou in acroaxne, aaa as
the office ofthe Recorder of Licenses the old
gentleman acknowledged that his brids had
cost mm a Dig sum.
Theodore Kent, of Boston, has just;
turned from an onting near Mt. Tom. He is
naturalist; and brought back several fine sneof
mens. Among tbe things he got in the woods
were eight big rattles and nearly two gallons'
of rattlesnake oil. As the nights were chilly,
on the side of the mountain, he says it was his
custom to kindle a big bonfire outside his tent?
.. . . . - . -r
previous to ecing h oeo. une morning ne
went out and found five large snakes coiled np1
at aconvenlent distance from the fire, warming
sneuueivea uy uie emoers. Jie jcineu tn&sa,i
and fried them ont for tbe on. After that, he
round uve or six more enjoying themselves In
a similar manner, and slew them. He thinks
if he had stayed lone ououeh ha would havn
depopulated the mountain of snakes. Though '
a uuui ui learning, jar. &.ent is a ura Believer
in the efficacy of rattlesnake oil for the cure of
lameness and stiff joints.
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FAnuaa ut sunsx jaa,j
Miss Chicago My hair reacbedows.ir
my feet. Wit Ohio Doesn't it recoa-wheHTlS?
Kts Xhtml Cincinnati Porcupine, T- 3SSTJSr
Young' Poet Now, to tell the'trHftJI
don't think tbls poem of mine canbe,lsiproved
on. Friend Is It as bad as XbxVPhUauipUa'
Saturday Metitw. .ls
"How did the new preacher impress you,
Sirs. Fluting?" "He seemed very eloquent and
used no notes whatever." "And -bow did the
choir sing?" "Well, just as the minister
preached." PtMadttphla Saturday Setiew.
Miss Hauteur You dou't wind your
watch at night, but let It rua down? Why. I never
heard orsneb thing!
Bagley-lndeedr Then you have never been
told about the silent watches of the night! A'su
Doubtful Compliment Satisfied Old
Maid (fishing fora compliment) Tell me. darling,; l
wby yon prefer me to any of these other girls for a ,
(Sensitive Old Bach-On my wedding tour I don'tj
want nronl tn think: I'm a nwlv mirrled mas-v
Chicago Journal. Wh
HAPpt uTtr.migg 3
The trees are leafless, all and en;
Tbe meadows erst abloom with clover7w4
AUB VGJIVIT rCSW UQ lnU5C3pCUfC,;!j.4
The storm clonds In the skies appear,
But we do grieve that fall Is here?
Ohl no, the baseball seasonls over. Vt
"I'd like to ask you, sir," said tbe younga
man, In hesitating tones, might I-might!l3
marry yourdangatert" fJti
"Humph," replied her father, "xou ralga!
11 . . . Wt-wv
A VU UUgUt. AACpCAt, DU&1K WOU1U UQ UUQ V4 IBB'
most Inexplicable accidents that ever happened m
tbls coaatrf. rnuaatlphia Saturday Jimew; .
TO THE POLITICAL TTBO.
Hal hal you say that politics
Hereafter you wul shnn
Becanse.you're finding out the tricks ,
By which your vote was wonl
You find It hard to understand
Why politicians who
Before election shook your hand
snooia alter is snaxe y onr 4..
Well, do not be offended, bat ?
That you are grateful show ",,.
The candidates have helped you cut -
Your wisdom tcsth. yoa know.
Ten years ago, Jerolomon,
Ere wed were you and I,
It was your wont to warble, dear,
fcThe bloom Is on the rye."
You twitter thus no longert love.
The notes have taken wing.
The rye Is garnered, p'raps, andyoa
Rave helped the yarnennf.
Yet still the bloom Is present aW,
Tho' it no longer blows
Where erst It did, upon the rye.
It's settled la your aose.