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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. SOV. 22. 1SS9.
TESTEEDATS BAHK PAILTJBE.
The failure of the Lawrence Bank, which
took place yesterday, created an unpleasant
ripple in local finances. The investigation
of the case, however, shows clearly that the
failure is entirely local in its character, has
no connection with the general condition of
business, and can exercise no complicating
effects on business at large. Depositors in
the section where the bank was located may
undergo inconvenience; the stockholders
and officers of the suspended institution may
suffer loss; but the generally prosperous
condition of the city will hardly feel any
drawbacks from a failure of so purely local
"With regard to the condition of the insti
tution, exact statements are difficult to ob
tain at present From the facts gleaned, it
seems that the institution, alleged to be
solvent, has been subjected to a steady drain
caused by unfavorable and unfounded re
ports. On this withdrawal some 5250,000
was paid out until the bank, unable to con
vert its assets, was forced to suspend. Of
the deposits some 350,000 are reported un
paid, and it is snpposed that the books of
the tank, according to its last statement,
should show much more than assets sufficient
to meet that liability.
On this statement it should be easy for the
bank to pay dollar for dollar on its liabili
ties. Tne "unfavorable feature so far dis
covered is the failure of a single firm whose
liability to tne b3nk is quite large. No in
timations of speculation or irregularities
are heard; but there is a practical confession
of indiscretion in making loans which is
not to be reconciled with careful banking
Of course, with regard to such an event,
everyone will hope that the settlement of
affairs will turn out satisfactorily. How
ever that may be, there is no reason to fear
the extension of this complication of busi
ness at large.
HOT ITS BUSH7ESS.
To those who examine the subject care
fully it will be clear that Mr. Henderson,
one of the delegates of the United States in
the Pan-American Congress, indulged in ah
unnecessary display of buncombe by his
speech about his readiness to welcome the
adoption of republican government by other
nations. 2io one disputes the welcome
which the New World will, give to nations
adopting the republican form of govern
mentjbut the pointraised by the South Amer
ican delegates was very pertinent, namely,
that it is not the business of the Fan-American
Congress, but of the several Govern
ment which constitute it, to determine the
question of recognizing new Governments.
The Congress is organized for certain specific
purposes, and we think that it would puzzle
even Mr. Henderson to discover in his cre
dentials any authority to exercise the powers
of the administration by recognizing the
new Government of Brazil. The Congress
very properly tabled Mr. Henderson's reso
lution, and it is to be hoped that tbe gen
tleman will learn the value of second
thought before going further in diplomatic
UEKCE "WITH TRUSTS.
The experience of commerce with regard
to trusts may begin to open the eyes of those
who six months ago were trumpeting on
behalf of these combinations that they are
the most improved form of commercial
organization. After the disclosures of facts
which arc now coming out are completed, it
may dawn upon these gentlemen that they
are left in a rather foolish attitude.
Concerning one of the few independent
white lead concerns, in Cincinnati, it is
stated that while before the trust was formed
it had to solicit orders it now has more
orders than it can fill. The trust has .to
bear the cost of limiting production, while
the outside concerns can take the business.
The Binder-twine Trust raised a row by
putting up prices some months ago, and the
farmers looked for some substitute to bind
their wheat. The result is that a firm in
'Montreal has just suspended with several
hundred thousand dollars of stock on hand
because of an utter absence of demand.
This is not more destructive than the re
cent decision of a case by the Supreme Court
of Michigan. This involved some stock of
au estate placed in a trust combination,
which the heirs sought to recover, and have
accounted for. The Supreme Court held
that the trust agreement was so wholly out
side the law that it would not undertake to
adjudicate the rights of the respective
parties to such an illegal combination.
After these facts, together with those com
ing out about the Cotton Seed Oil and
Sujrar Trust, it is only necessary to remark
that if people want to put their money
where they cannot get at it or prevent it
from being speculated with, or wish to
drive away business from theirown concerns
to their competitors, the trust scheme affords
full facilities for accomplishing those un
& K0VZL MISSION.
s Even in missionary work variety is at
tractive, and the cause of religion and
righteousness may be served in London by
the startling novelty proposed in the line of
evangelical effort. "We refer to the move
ment of a number of good people to mako
the fashionable end of the English metrop
olis the scene of a determined evangelistic
campaign. It is proposed to make a house
to house visitation in the aristocratic neigh
borhoods, not even omitting the palaces of
royalty itself from the crusade. Evangelists
in plenty have labored long and earnestly
among the' poor of tbe East End, bat tbe
West End has been neglected..
We can "better understand tbe nature of
this movement by imagining a similar pro
ceeding in this part of the world. It is as if
a select band of missionaries were to invade
the homes of the wealthiest citizens of Pitts
burg and the vicinity with a view to seek by
direct intercourse to interest them in re
ligion. Not for a moment would we be un
derstood as insinuating that there is the
same need for missionary work in the au
gust precincts of the Cast End and Alle
gheny as exists in the aristocratic quarter ol
London. But the dukes, and earls, and
viscounts, and noble lords generally, to say
nothing of patient Albert Edward in Marl
borough House, will not be a bit less angry,
we are confident, than would be the untitled
dwellers in high places here.
The idea is rather delicious, though. The
great and rich are so prone to remember the
religious needs of the heathen and the poor
before their own, that it is generous to pro
ject a mission for their benefit. But the
missionaries who undertake this mighty
task will have to look to their armor before
they start Cannibals of the Pacific or
African savages of untutored tastes are
formidable enough, but Caucasian aristo
crats heaven help the missionaries who
venture among them!
It hardly seems possible that a more dis
couraging view of politics, and especially
the Republican side of politics, could be
given than a collection of correspondence
from various States as to the way in which
the Harrison administration is reviewed.
Tbe gist of the advices is the same from
New York to Montana. In everv State the
leaders are reported to be discontented with
the administration, and in every case for the
same undisguised reason that they have not
got all the offices they want There is no
pretense of criticizing tbe administration
with regard to matters of State policy, for
the double reason that tbe administration
has shown no policy as yet and that the
politicians do not care what it does so that
they get their fill of patronage. Bnt as the
latter need has not been supplied, they are
frankly vociferating for their spoils.
No more utter degradation of the pur
poses and aims of politics can be imagined
than such a stand. There are abundant and
vital issues on which it is essential for the
dominant party to shape its policy; but
none of them receive the slightest attention.
The revision of the tariff so as to conserve
the property of American industries has
been pending for two years; but leaders and
legislators can do nothing with it because
they want postofiices. The cutting off of a
surplus revenue which heaps up idle money
in the Treasury demands attention; and
statesmen vociferate for clerkship appoint
ments. The people are burdened by
trusts which call for the restraint of wise
legislation; and the politicians are only able
to perceive the necessity of grabbing tide
waterships. Commercial, financial and
national interests are all demanding the at
tention of statecraft, but the one policy to
which the political mind assents is that of
getting its nose and both forefeet into the
As to judging of the administration, an
opportunity to do so will be afforded when
the President has outlined a policy in his
message. But as to the so-called statesmen
whose political course recognizes no public
purpose except that of pap, nothing is
more is necessary to make up a judgment on
them. They have ranked themselves as
FE0P0SED LEGAL BEF0BHS.
The remarks which ex-President Hayes
recently made, taking the Cronin trial as
an example of the need of a reform in crim
inal jurisprudence, contain some points of
importance. The fact that seven weeks
were occupied and 1,091 jurors examined
before a jury could be obtained in that case
of course suggests the necessity of so revis
ing the laws that a man who reads the news
papers shall not be disqualified. The old
rule has already been much modified in this
respect, and the operation is still going on,
so that it will not be long before a con
struction which secures the least intelligent
men for jurors will be abolished.
But President Hayes proposes a more
novel and radical reform by suggesting the
repeal of the present requirement that a
unanimous verdict shall be necessary. This
looks like a decided innovation at first; but
upon reflection it appears that there is no
reason why practical justice may not be se
cured by a verdict of three-fourths of the
jury. Nine-tenths of the failures of justice
arise from the stubbornness of one or two
jurors. The most usual resort of crooked
legal practice to enable noted wrong-doers
to escape their deserts, is that which was re
ported as tried in the Cronin case to get
one man to "hang" the jury. The authori
zation of a verdict of three-fourths the j ury
would prevent such mistrials; and any dan
ger of injustice from such a verdict could be
guarded against by requiring a verdict that
is less than unanimous to be approved by
The tactics by which the progress of noted
criminal cases arc obstructed and the many
instances in which justice has been defeated
certainly show the need of .some legal re
forms such are suggested by the ex -President
THE NEW SILVER SCHEME.
The report is abroad that Secretary Win
dom will, in his forthcoming report, recom
mend a new silver scheme. This is a varia
tion of the previously familiar proposition to
issue silver certificates on deposits of bullion
in the United States Treasury. The certifi
cates would represent so many ounces of
bullion instead of so many dollars; and the
objection at once arises that if tbe certifi
cates circulated as money they would intro
duce a new and by no means a stable nnit of
values separate from the dollars now in cir
culation. The probability seems to be that
such certificates would be, like grain re
ceipts or petroleum certificates, evidences of
ownership and methods for speculation
rather than a medium of exchange. The
proposition that the United States Treasury
shall have power to sell as well as buy silver,
would make it a partner and sort of provi
dence in the speculation, and would come
dangerously near the practices with which
tbe Treasury was charged in the Black .Fri
day scandal. The more this proposition is
canvassed the more hazardous it will appear.
THE HABBIAGE CHOICE.
The selection of a companion for life in
the bonds of wedlock is undoubtedly one of
the most if not the most, important transac
tions, in the' life of a human being. Not
only do Christian and civilized people ad
mit the eminent importance of this choice
of a life partner,bnt in China, which we are
wont to term barbarous, so much is deemed
to depend upon this question, that in the
case of the Emperor a board of his highest
ministers canvasses the entire nation, exam
ining all the eligible maidens before chos
ing a bride for their Imperial master. The
examination touches the physical, moral,
and mental qualifications of the candidates.
It is a competitive contest of great rigor
from which the Empress-elect emerges.
And yet after all the conclusion the civil-
ized and uncivilized world has arrived at is
that there is no way of insuring absolute
success in marriage. The wife whom the
Chinese ministers of State recently chose
for the Emperor is already in disgrace; she
does not suit her husband and be will have
nothing to do with her. Many.a fond papa
and solicitous mamma in this land of en
lightenment and freedom has encountered a
like miserable fortune after devoting years
to the settlement of sods and daughters in
marriage. The care of parents may, lessen
the risks of matrimony, bnt it cannot of a
surety secure conjugal happiness for man
or maid. The greatest responsibility lies
upon the contracting parties themselves.
If he takes as much care in choosing a wife
as he does in buying a piece of real estate,
and if she regards the march to the altar as
considerably more momentous -than a
waltz, there is a chance of a happy mar
riage as the result The trouble as a rule is
that neither party grasps the true meaning
of the marriage contract
Matoe Grant has put down one-half of
his year's salary to the World's Fair fund in
New York. But tho trouble with the New
York fund is that the fellows who don't put
down halt or a quarter of the year's iucomo are
the ones that count
Me. Mobse, of Massachusetts not Leo
pold of froo trade fame, hut tho Republican
Morse is a gentleman who has a neat idea of
casting anchors to windward. Messrs. McKin
ley and Reed met tbe other day and got to
chatting about their respective chances for tbe
Speakership. To their mutual surprise both
claimed the support of Morso and to verify the
assertion each pulled out a letter in which the
slick Congressman informed each one of them
that ho was Morse's especial choice for the
Speakership, and thatthe latter wanted to bo
appointed on such and such committees. The
dodgo was a very interesting one; but it is quite
possible that in this especial case the ambition
of the too-clever Congressman will be foiled.
Allen O. Myebs says that he would
rather serve out his term in jail than 4 term in
the United States Senate. So would Brice, per
haps; hut the latter is nobly ready to sacrifice
himself if the Ohio Democrats should insist
The feature ot the swearing in the Cronin
case yesterday was an effort to prove an alibi
for Dwan's white horse. That historic steed Is
now playing an engagement at a Chicago mu
seum as the only and original horse of the
tragedy. Yet along comes Witness Budenben
der and makes oath that he saw the horse which
took Dr. Cronin to his death; and that the ani
mal was dapple-gray with black legs. There
is considerable tall swearing somewhere in this
celebrated case. The jnrywill doubtless be
able to make up its mind on which side.
As to free bridges, it would be worth
while to consider whether the Southsiders will
not get to their goal quicker by taking one step
at a time and accepting free footbridges until
they can get free driveways also.
The -straits to which the New York
World's Fair project is reduced is shown by
the publication in one of tho leading news
papers of a list of millionaires including Asters,
Vanderbilts and all the rest whose names are
conspicuous for their absence from the sub
scription list While tbe publication is a de
cidedly questionable one, it is hardly possible
to avoid the observation that the wealth which
has not subscribed is much larger than the
wealth which is down on the lists.
New Mexico having'failedinher am
bition to get admitted to the Union is nowseek
ing a cruel revenge by showing that she can
turn out worse blizzards than those of Dakota.
The report that a property holder whose
house burned down recently because ot the
inability of fire engines to reach it intends to
sne the city for damages, raises an Interesting
and doubtful legal question. While the city's
liability in such a case may be more than
questionable, it trill serve to call attention to
the fact, already pointed out in The Dis
patch, that improved streets are necessary for
the full protection of city property.
With the platform of free bridges, plenty
of water and the abatement of the Beck's run
nuisance, tho Southside seems to have a very
clear idea ot what it wants in city politics.
The latest news from Stanley indicates
that he is close to the coast, and will be in
Zanzibar within a low days. The news says
nothing about Emin Bey being with him, which
will increase the suspense as between the
theories that Emin bad rejoined Stanley and
the report that be is a prisoner of the Mahal.
Authentic and full news on that point from
Stanley himself will be waited for with keen
There seems to be reason to inquire after
the whereabouts of our Minister to Brazil.
Have the revolutionists suppressed him as well
as Dom Pedro r
A STEUBENVILIiE court sends a property-owner
to tho workhouse for leasing prop
erty for immoral purposes. When that law is
enforced in Pittsburg, it will make a stir among
some people who claim the rank of respecta
bility, but regard it as all right with regard to
their money to act on the principle of non oleL
If Mr. Allen O. Myers will make good
his promise of sending Ohio millionaires who
buy votes to the penitentiary, all may yet bo
The Provisional Government of Brazil
establishes universal suffrage, but omits to call
a convention, and abolishes tho representative
bodies, in a way that justifies a suspicion that
tbe ruling junta regards itself as constitutional
convention, legislature and executive rolled
PEOPLE OP PEOUINENCE.
The Garfield statue for the tomb at Cleve
land, which is now in New York, will be set up
on Decoration Day next year.
Chables DEA.N, the author and historian
who has just passed away at Cambridge, Mass.,
had perhaps the most valuable collection of
books pertaining to the early history of New
England In existence. Harvard and Bowdoln
colleges bad both given him the degreo of
The difficult task of climbing the extinct
volcano ot Iztaccihuatl 18,600 feet high, has
just been accomplished by H. Remson White
house. United States charge d'affaires at tho
city of Mexico, He had to cut2,000,steps in
solid ice in making the ascent and camped ono
night in a cave at a height of 14,000 feet
Pbincb Chbistian, the oldest con of the
Crown Prince of Denmark, who Is at present
serving his year in tbe ranks of the common
soldiers, Is the tallest prince in Europe. Here
tofore the Emperor of Russia has had this
honor, but Prince Christian, as was discovered
dnring the Czar's recent trip to Fredensborg,
is several inches taller than that monarch.
J. A. Cutlee, of 8teamboat Rock, la., was
In Now Orleans 40 years ago with an elder
brother, prospecting. He bad occasion to
leave the city for a couple of days, and when
he returned by some means they became sepa
rated. Reading tho name of Cutler on tbe
Rhode Island State ticket, J. A. Cutler has
just written and learned that it is his long-lost
brother who is ex-Governor of Rhode Island.
Neither of the brothers was aware of tbe fate
ot the other from the time they parted iq New
Orleans till now.
The Queen ot Italy once tried to write a
novel. It was enthusiastically praised by the
court ladies when one day she read them a few
chapters. She was bright enough to wish a less
partial test so she sent it' under an assumed
name to a leading publisher, who politely de
clined to accept It The publisher was much
chagrined when the affair came out, and on tbe
story being paragraphed in the London news
papers three English houses telegraphed to
the Queen asking for the.book, but she sensi
bly thinks best to abide by tho decision given
when no royal name protected tbe child of her
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THE TOPICAL TALKER.
It is Hard to Boat a Tramp Ono Who
Took the Cream Tramps Scnrco Now.
It is bard to beat ft tramp. The cunning of
the vagrant exceedeth that of the serpent
A lady, who has had more experience with
tramps of ono sort and anotber than she
has any uso for, looked out ot the kitchen win
dow early one morning lately, and saw a ragged
animated scarecrow coming through tbe yard.
The man was evidently a tramp in search of a
breakfast Tbe kitchen door was open, and
tbe lady shut it with a vicious slam. She also
closed the kitchen shutters, and lit the gas, so
that she could go on preparing the breakfast
The tramp came on, and presently a hearty
thump at tbe door announced his desire to
breakfast without more delay-
Bnt the lady, who was grinding tho coffee for
the morning meal, paid no attention to the
thump at the door: sue, also cautioned the cook
not to open it Tbe tramp then rang tho elec
tric bell for three minutes continuously. Then
he swore a while, and knocked a rat-a-plan on
the panels. No attention was paid to him. and
at last tbe women inside tho house beard him
"Well, we got tho best ot Mr. Tramp tnat
time," said the lady of the house.
Tho next minute she said to the cook:
"Where is the cream T"
"Outside tho door, mum. I haven't took it in
The lady opened the door. An empty jug
stood beside the lintel. Thore were traces of
cream on the jng's inside.
Meanwhile a tramp, whistling an operatic
air, was disappearing down tho village street
There was cream on his whiskers.
There aro not so many tramps on the road
this fall as there were last year. In fact prob
ably there are fewer tramps trudging through
the country this year than there have been for
tbe past five or six years. The prosperity of
the country Is such that nobody need wander
over the land for a living. For I believe that
there is always in times when prosperity is not
general a certain small percentage of men who
take to tramping because it is all they can do,
and becauso even its hardships and perils aro
less odions than the restrictions of the poor
house to a self-respecting man.
It may be taken as a tolerably certain fact
that every tramp that comes to your house
begging for food is a tramp by choice. There
is work of some sort for every man who wants
to work. The reason tramps do not disappear
under circumstances such as this year presents
is that quite a number of men like wandering
about, begging food and lodging, better than
anything else. They are not altogether cood
f or-nothlng, these tramps by choice. Some of
them are not half as disreputable as their
clothes, or the want of them, would make them
out to be.
IN TEE HIGHEST SOCIETY.
A Professional Confldcnco Sinn Moves In tho
Circles of the Bon-Ton.
Ptttsfteld, Mass., November 21. The ar
rest of an old crook and professional confidence
man in Worcester Saturday, and the informa
tion that ho is none other than George H. Mix,
who spent the summer here at the Maplewood
Hotel, has given Pittsfield society circles a
severe shock, lor Mix had become very promi
nent here, and made a most comfortable posi
tion for himself among the local four hundred.
He arrived here in August and announced him
self as a wealthy banker from Minneapolis on
an indefinite vacation for his health. He was
possessed of much money and posed as a man
who could command anything purchasable.
Ho entered largely into tbe social life of tho
hotel, being a prominent figure at all the hops
and gcrmans, and made himself solid with the
ladles at every opportunity.
Guests at the hotel considered him mildly in
sane. He had- many peculiarities, ono of his
passions being for jewelry. He carried three
line gold watches, had seven or eight expensive
chains, and dressed in the height of fashion.
His chief mania appeared to be In bnying odds
and ends of all sorts downtown and presenting
them to the ladles at the hotel. He avoided
tbe soclety'of men as mnch as possible, and
usually withdrew when they approached a
party of ladies whom he was entertaining. He
was formally introduced to Pittsfield society at
a party given at the home of a prominent citi
zen six weeks ago, and from that day until his
departure, a week ago, ho was wined and dined
by tbe best people.
MixwaSagreat lady killer, and many fair
ones here would give a small fortune if they
conld obtain the notes and letters they have
written him. .
A LABORERS' NOMINEE.
Millionaire Falne Is Labor's Choice far
Mayor of Boston.
Boston, November 2L Robert Treat Paine,
tbe millionaire philanthropist and cousin ot
tho old miser who died several years ago
In New York, leaving an unexpectedly largo
fortune to his relatives, has accepted the
independent nomination for Mayor of
Boston. The movement in favor ot
Mr. Falne was started originally by
laboring men with whose interests he
has actively identified himself, he havlne,
among other things, sought to promote their
welfare by legislative methods. He Is the
especial friend of tbe co-operative banks, and
some years ago subscribed 810,000 to the "Wells
Memorial Association, a distinctively working
His candidacy is expected to draw heavily
from the Mngwump vote, which otherwise
would go to Hart the Republican nominee.
Akeon editors cannot tell a He, but one of
them has made a desperate attempt in that
direction, viz.: A local physician in ono of
Ohio's counties has a great fondness lor per
forming surgical experiments. His latest is
one of extreme Interest Carefully extricating
tho proboscis of a lusty mosquito, bo success
fully transplanted it into tbe nasal front of a
common house fly. The bite of the fly now has
all tbe pleasant pungency of Us swamp rela
tive. Sportsmen have given up all hopes of shoot
ing any ducks at Conneaut Lake this fall. The
birds have left the upper lakes gradually and
made no stops on their way South, owing to the
The town ot Eikins, W. Va., had no exist
ence last spring. It is now a thriving village.
Ibwin A. Stetler, merchant at Frederick,
Montgomery county, during the fall has
shipped 1,000 barrels of shellbarks to eastern
The first sawmakers' anvil used in this coun
try Is in tbe possession of E. Andrews, of Will
iamsport whose uncle Imported it from En
gland in 1819.
Since September 30 there have been nearly
1,300 visitors to the Bellefonte jail, nearly all
of them to see Hopkins, the double murderer,
an average number of 27 each day. ,
Pete Gbubee, of Oil City, has added to his
curiosities a production of tho Bradford field
not anything In the oil line, but a three-legged
rooster. Aside from tho attention it draws to
him, the third leg is practically valueless to its
owner, as it is too short to do any scratching
with or to be.used for walking purposes.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Walter McCabe, aged 43 years, died suddenly at
his residence on Main street Thirty-sixth ward,
about 0 o'clock last night. The deceased was an
old soldier, being a member of Colonel F. H. Col
lier's regiment, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth
Pennsylvania, and has been suffering for more
than a year from the effects of wounds received in
the late war. He was an uncle of Coroner Mc
Dowell's wife, and at one time represented the
Thirty-sixth ward In Councils.- He was born
wlthlnaralleortnehonseln which lie died, and
lived within that district all hlj lire.
Joseph Keating Duffy.
The burial of Joseph Keating Duffy, ono of the
brightest little fellows among the families of
Westvlew, on the Perrysville road, took place
yesterday at St. Mary's Cemetery. The Mends of
Mr. Daffy and his estimable wife attended the
bsrlal services in very large numbers. The little
7-year-old laid away yesterday was not alone tbe
pet of his parents, hut of all who knew the family,
Mrs. E. C. Kinney.
Newajuc, N. J., Movember 21. Mrs. Elizabeth
Clemen tine Kinney, mother or the poet Edmnnd
Clarence Stcdraan, died yesterday at tho residence
or Iter daughter, .Mrs. N. S. Easton, at Summit
N.J. Mrs. Klnnev was bom In New York on De
cember IS. 1810. Mrs. Ktnucy was an lntlmato
friend of Tennyson, Browning and Trotlope.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Railage are mourning
the lots of their bright little son of 4 ycarj of age.
Be died yesterday altera brief Illness ofdlpb
theila. The little fellow was the Ufa of the family
circle- ana his sorrowing parents have the sym
pathy of many friends In their bereavement ,
CIVILIZING THE BED HEN,
Encouraging Reports; of Missionary Work
Among tbe Indfnns.
Newabk; N. J,, November 21. Two hun
dred delegates to the tenth convention of the
Women's National Indian Association as
sembled in the Third Presbyterian Church yes
terday. Mrs. A. 8. Quinton, of Philadelphia,
presided. In her address sho vaid that 16 tribes
bad been reached by tho mission branch, and
that legislation for tbe benefit of tbe Indians
had been commenced. The annual receipts
were $16,000, and the expenditures $12,000. Mtss
Kate Foote, chairman of the committee on
National Indian Legislation, reported
that more consideration had been
given the question by Congress,
and that the methods ot agents had received
closer Investigation than hitherto. Tho cause
of civilization among the Indians was being
helped in every way. Tbe removal of Indians
to the Indian Territory was steadily going on.
Mrs. O. J. Hiles, State Secretary of the Wis
consin Indian Association, reported on the
Indian legislation in that State, where there
are reservations. Good work had been done
for tho Indians.
United States Commissioner General Morgan
made a lcmrthv addrnsn in which he com
mended warmly the woman's organization. He
told what great good had beon accomplished.
He favored an additional Congressional appro
priation for Indian schools. Addresses were
also made by Dr. "William Bayes Ward, Dr.
Hoilifield and a lady missionary, who bad spent
six years among the Dakota Indians. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Honorary Presi
dent, Mrs. Mary Bonney Rainbault Hamilton,
N. Y.: President Mrs. E. Qnlnton, Philadel
phia; Vice President Sarah T. Kinney: Corre
sponding Secretary, Miss Helen Foote, Phila
delphia; Recording Secretary, Mrs. R. N. Tay
lor; Treasurer, Miss Anna M. Bennett
A List of Patents Granted to Pittsbnrgers
The following patents wero granted to West
ern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia inventors for the week ending November
19. as furnished by O. D. Levis, patent attorney,
131 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg:
Henry Aiken, Homestead, Pa., apparatus for
the manufacture of axles; Henry Aiken, Home
stead, Pa., manufacturing axles; Henry Aiken,
Homestead, Pa., mill appliance (two patents);
J.S.Baker. Glen Kock, Pa., endless straw car
rier; A. T. Blatchford, Beaver, Pa., earthern tile
weather boarding; Joseph W. Bowman, Pitts
burg, spike machine; John B. Bradford, Middle
port, O., fence; Ellery Callahan, 'Wellsboro. Pa.,
traction engine; L. H. Clark, Pittsburg, phono
graph recorder; J. E. Petts, Connellsvllle, wagon
hub: B. Q. Tollansbce, Allegheny, car coupling;
P. H. Gorverlck, Dauphin, Fa., planing machine;
Isaac Hoover, Avery, O., potato digger;
a H. Horton, Wellington, O.. brick machine;
Edwin Kern. Warren, O., furnace door; Isaac B,
Lash, Heldelbere, ra , door lock; John B. Lott,
Klttannlng, vehicle wheel (two patents); C. E.
Matterson. Allentown, wire supporting device;
Terrencc McSwecney, Allegheny, gas burner fur
6toves: James L. Parker, Clarksbnrg. W. Vs..
kraut cutter: Jacob Kecse, Plttsbnrg, Incandescent
lamp; James M. Kose. Allegheny, manutactnring
gas: same, apparatus for manufacturing gas; M.
B. Schneider. Heir Castle, measuring funnel;
Michael Shalenberpcr, Beaver Falls, drive chain;
George T. Swartz, Milton, holder for books; Will
iam Tailor, Allegheny, wire nail machine; C. K.
Thus, Warren, Pa., box pasting machine: Ell U.
Vale, East Carmel, O., name fastener: George
Westlnghouse. Jr., Pittsburg, brake apparatus
for six-wheel track.
SOLD MS PiMILI FOE 40.
A Modern Enoch Arden Case Settled
Cheaply for Cash.
Ottawa, November 21. Enoch Arden was
not alive to his financial opportunities', or he
would never bave concealed his identity
after his return home from his long voyage
until the day of his death. There is
a young woman living in Halifax who
a dozen years ago married a man
a great deal older than herself. They
lived contentedly together for a number of
years and had six children. The husband's
business called him away. He remained absent
longer than was expected, and the wife gave
him up as gone forever. He, however, a lew
days ago returned home, as he thought to the
arms of a loving wife and the caresses of duti
ful children; instead of which he found an
other man in bis place by the fireside, and boss
ing tbe children as if they were bis own.
At first It looked as though the old and new
husbands would spill some blood: but the old
fellow took a more sensible view of the matter
and accepted $10 from tbe new husband, for
which he promised to relinquish all claim to
his wife and family. The old husband, happy
at getting what he considered a good bargain,
left the city.
MARRIED AFTER TBE PLAT.
An Ohio Actress Wedded In tbe Presence
of a Big Aadience.
rSPXCUL TKLEOIUM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Easton, llr., November 21. Just after the
performance of "Theodora" by the Claire Scott
Company here last night, Jules Trees and Mtss
Hilda Wing.two members of the company, were
made man and wife. The Rev. B.V. Hildebrand,
pastor of Trinity M. E. Church, performed the
ceremony, which was witnessed by a large
audience. Mr. Trees Is a resident of Buffalo.
Miss Wing is a very pretty young woman of
East Liverpool, O., and cakes a handsome ap
pearance on the stage. Mr. and Mrs. Trees
were serenaded by tbe other members of the
oomoany. They appeared in "Mary, Queen of
Scots," to-night and then left for Cambridge.
ADVICE TO MR. BROWN.
The President Tells an Irishman to Brine
His Factories Over Here.
rSFECIAI. TBLEOKAM TO TUS DISPATCH.!
Washington, November 21. Mr. James
Brown, a leading manufacturer of County
Tyrone, Ireland, and an uncle of Messrs. Henry
W. and George T. Oliver, of Pittsburg, arrived
in the city to-day for a visit of several days, ac
companied by Mr. Robert P. Porter, Superin
tendent of the Census. Mr. Brown called on
President Harrison, and passed a full hour
very pleasantly with him.
Tho President was much interested to hear
Mr. Brown's opinions in regard to Ireland, and
lauebingly advised him to bring his factories
to tho United States. Mr. Brown is charmed
with Washington, and thinks it is the most
beautiful city he has seen.
GREAT MEN IN PETTICOATS.
Miss Wlllard Predicts Awful Results From
Such n Change.
From tho New York Herald.
Francis B. Wlllard Is down upon the female
style ot dress, which she calls "everlastingly
befrilled, bedizzenedandbedraggled." Continu
ing in the same strain, she says: "Catch Edison
and construct him Inside a wasp waistcoat,
and you'll get no more inventions; bind a bustle
on Bismarck and farewell to German unity;
coerce Swinburne into corsets, and he'll give
you no more songs; put Parnell into petticoats
and home rule is a lost cause.
Pnalllsts In Bnd Odor.
Prom tbe Baltimore American.
It is gratifying to know that prize-fighting Is
losing all taste and most of Its popularity In
this country. It has sunk to a brutality, with
brutes as its exponent. Their drunken per
formances havo intensified publlo disgust, and
interest in their exhibitions has steadily and
Presldentnl Postmaster Appointed.
Washington, November 2L Tbe President
has appointed the following named postmas
ters: Thomas G. Hammond, Moundsviile, W.
Va.; William G. Reposs, WyaUvilh?, Va.;
Charles TriplettLeotl, Kan.; William Haskell,
Ord, Neb.: Harry O. Call. Mason. Mich.; Madl
son T. Padigo, Glasgow, Ky.
THE FOOL'S EPITAPH.
Sleep well, sweet knave of csp aiyl bells,
Onr brother of the braver heart.
Who dared to seem the thing he was
And scorned the hypocrltle part.
Who capered 'neath bis fardel's weight,
And jrayly clashed fate's Tetter links,
And snapped his Angers at lire's rrown,
And bandied humor with the Sphinx.
We cowards cloak onr motley garb
Beneath convention's ample fold,
And greet our brother's antic grin
With alien looks, austere and cold.
Our pale, wan lips would fain deny
Folly the heritage of each.
Although It peep from many a rent
And Jlnglo in our foolish speech.
Brother, wo lack hut thy stont heart
To scorn tho oontumcltons.flaoce.
To flaunt onr motley, shake our bells.
And join earth's hurly-burly dance. -.
Bleep well, sweet fool; like thee, we lire,
In open guise or upconfested.
No whit more wlse,,not half brave,
Until, like thee, we, too, find rest.
Arthur Hark Camming, in Lift.
Tbe Gnckcnlielmer-EinsteinNupilals Last
Niaht A Very Brilliant Event nt tfao
One of the most brilliant weddings of the
season was solemnized at Concordia Hall last
evening at 5:30 o'clock, when Miss Elnora
Guckenheimer became the bride of Mr. Arthur
Rabbi Mayer officiated. With chrysanthe
mums to tbe right of them, chrysanthemums
to the left of them, chrysanthemums In tbe
front and at the back, stand in c under a band
some floral umbrella, the bridal couple took
With an Inspiriting musical accompaniment
the master of ceremonies, Mr. William Kann,
led tbe procession into the parlor, followed by
tbe groom and best man, Mr. Benjamin Ein
stein, and two cunning little flower bearers.
Miss Alice, a sister of tbe bride, and Master
Henry Strouse, of New York. Then cams the
maid of honor. Miss Birdie Wertheimer, and
the bride, attended by her lather. Mr. A. Guck
enheimer, who gave her into tbe keeping of
The bride was a vision of loveliness in a pure
white costnme of silk brocade, decollate,
trimmed with duchess and point laco. A
filmy veil swept to the edge of the long
train, and a hand bouquet of bridal
roses completed tho bewitching toilet On
her neck sparkled an exqnislto diamond
necklace, the gift of thn groom, scintillating
with glowing colors. The maid of honor was
sweetly pretty gowned in soft white silk, while
the piquant littlo flower bearers, one In Emplro
frock of white silk mull and tho other in a
black velvet Lord Fauntleroy suit were very
At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Einstein received tbe congratulations of
the guests and then tho entire company re
paired to the banqueting hall. Ample time
was devoted to the enjoyment and apprecia
tion of tbe collation, which was one of the
choicest ever spread in Concordia Hall, and
then tho ballroom became a scene from fairy
land. The decorations of the various rooms and
balls of the handsome clubhouse were in per
fect keeping with the style of tho wedding from
begi nning to end. Tbe mantels were all banked
solid with chrysanthemums in all their fresh
ness and beauty. The chandeliers were poems
of beauty with their delicately tinted globes
entwined with the bright green smllix. All tho
corners were filled with choice Dlants, whoso
rich, heavy foliage presented a striking con
trast to the bright flowers and dainty toilets
of the ladies. Tbe floral umbrella of deep
green with red, white and yellow rosebnds
peeping out here and there, was suspended
from the celling and hung over a handsome
monogram of the bride and groom.
Mr. Einstein Is a prominent young business
man of Chicago, and report says as genial as he
is handsome. The bride has been a belle in the
higher Hebrew circles of society since she mad e
her debut after finishing ber education. A
general favorite she has been and will be sadly
missed by her acquaintances and friends.
Alter an extended Southern trip, the future
homo of the happy couple will bo in Chicago.
Tho decorations were la charge of Ludwig fc
Richter, Toerge Bros.' Orchestra was in attend
ance, and tbe snpper was served by the chef of
tbe Concordia Club.
Tho guests who wltnessecVtbe ceremony and
participated in the festivities of tbe evening
were all related to the bride and eroom, a num
ber coming from a lone distance. Among them
were Mr. and Mrs. Einstein. Mr. Benjamin
Einstein and Miss Annie Einstein, from Chi
cago, parents and brother and sister, of the
groom; Mrs. Morris Rosenfeld, of Minneapolis;
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Stronse and son, of New
York; Mr. Oettinger, of New York: also Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Guckenheimer, of Chicago,
and Mr. Dickie, ot Cleveland.
EM0RI M. E. CHURCH FAIR.
A Very Successful and Remunerative
The maidens' fair and the fair maidens at
the Emory M. E. Church, last evening, were
both decidedly attractive. The presiding
geniuses of the various booths were all attired
in dainty evening costumes that combined
with tbe soft pretty drapings, gave a very ether
eal effect to tbe young ladles, but they were
mortals, and In tbe interest of foreign mission
work were very mercenary ones. However, It
required no effort to dispose ot the dainty
wares they displayed for sale.
People bought Involuntarily It was part of
tbe programme and many and many a time
was tnat leature or tbe programme encored
by the performers themselves. The center of
attraction was the center booth In tbe center
of the room, and dreadfullv anarchistic it
looked; everything in red. The six sides of
the structures were all draped in red, the can
dles were all in red boxes ot different designs;
the floral decorations were red, the candelabras
were all filled with red candles, and tbe at
tendants were all attired in red toilets. The
comparison may be carried further it was a
dangerous place. No one approached without
realizing that money should be distributed
freely if not equally. The ladles In charge
were Mrs. C. w. woolslair. Chairman, with
Mrs. W. H. Lafferty, Misses Lottie Jefferis,
Nellie Klncald, Margaret Nelson, Lottie
Holmes and one lone, lorn man, Mr. John
A pretty little nook lu the corner, in lemon
color and white, with white aproned and
white capped attendants, assuaged the thirstot
tne multitude with lemonade and chocolate,
ladled out of fancy punch bowls with silver
spoons. There Misses Edna Reames was pre
siding with Misses Mary Carnahan, Bertha
Bohanman, Mame Lydic, Flora Anil, Minnie
Hobson, Carrie Crosson and Grace Anderson
as aids. The jingle of silver made this booth a
very musical one.
Indelicate pink was tbe floral booth draped,
and on beds of lovely green moss were all tbe
exquisite flowers to be found in tbe hot
houses at this season of tbe year, amid tbe per
fume of tbe dainty blossoms were tbe inter
esting faces of Misses Clara Sqnires.Chairman.
and Ida Hughes, Maggie Holland, Ella Bailey
and Nellie Watson. The booth of buds was a
most "fetching" one both for admirers and pur-
'Tn tl,o fflv rnmpr nt thfl ronm tiiyiIt xrtth
trimmings of green holly entwined fancy work
of every description. Deft Angers with visions
of lovely materials had been busy for months
on tbe articles there displayed, and financial
success was a certainty for the young ladies
and their wares were not to be resisted. The
chairman was Miss Lldie Simmons, and in re
ceiving tbe admiration and mosey of tbe com
pany. Misses Ida Longdon, Carrie Davis, Ella
Henderson and Mame Rntter assisted ber.
Directly opposite ice cream and cake with
tempting service kept a host of misses busy to
serve tbe visitors. Chairman Miss Minnie
Clnland, with Misses Annie Lyile, Emma Hu
man, Delia Schafer. Martha Grayson, Laura
Patton, Jcsslo Meskinmen, Tillah Hoy. Maggie
Flemming, Birdlo Martin, Bertba Jonkins and
Misses Mitcbel, Barton and Clark Ecckle and
Mrs. JNayler, assisted.
Tho bubble room wis a delightful place,
decorated with tiny balloons to represent bub
bles, and some of those blown by tbe little
folks rivaled in color and size almost tbe arti
ficial ones there. Misses Emma Squires, Mrs.
M. Blattenborger, Misses Ada McKee, Cora
Thompson, Bertha Chatwick and the Misses
Reahard looked out fortbo little ones, and the
big ones, both people and bubbles, Tho same
beautiful scene will be presented again this
eyening In the parlor of the church.
PRESENTED WITH A FLAG.
Augusta Konf Remembers the Tcn-
The hall ot the Toutonia Masnuerchor on
Plkd street Allegheny, was crowded last night
with friends of the organization who were
presont to witness a flag presentation to the
society. Tho flag, a beautiful silk Stars and
Stripes, was tho gift Of Mrs.Angusta Kauf, tbe
wife of ono of tho first members of the society.
The presentation speech was made in German
b7 Rev. B. Peck, who spoko of the patriotism
of tbe Germans, and their,'love and reverence
for the flag of their adopted country.
George Elphlnstone. Ksq., received the flag
on behalf of tbe organization In a short and
well-worded speech. In which he spoke warmly
ot tho loyalty and courage of tbe Germans
during tbe late war. Following tbe presenta
tion was a programme of high merit There
was a flae drill by IS girls dressed In white,
each carrying an American flag. Tbe girls
oxecuted a fancy drill, doing somo movements
that would do credit to men of military train
ing. One of the very pleasing events of the
evening was a solo, ''Marguirctte," by Miss
Annie Werner. This young lady surprised her
hearer with her sweet voice.
A Lodge Blowout.
Theodora Lodge No. 20fi I. O. O. F enter
tained about 200 of their friends at a reception
held lastnlght in Odd Follows Halt Southside
,The ball was tastefully decorated with bunting
'and emblems peculiar to the fraternity. Tbe
earlier part ot tbe evening was taken up by a
well selected programme ot vocal and Instru
mental music by well-known performers and
recitations by Lillian Burkhart Tbe leading
feature of tbe programme, was tbe address of
Colonel W. A. Stowe, who consented to tike
the place of H.L Gourley, who was Injured
Mr. Ward's Lecture.
Mr. Herbert Ward will lecture for the benefit
of the Press Club In Lafayette Hall this even
ing on "Tbe Congo Cannibals ot Central Afri
ca." Mr. Ward has explored the Dark Conti
nent in connection with Stauley, and ho has at
tained quite a rcpu atlon as a lecturer. Tho
scats aro now on sale at Klebers' music store.
A Literary Entertainment.
A pleasant musical aad literary entertain
ment under the auspices of the Ladles' Total
Abstinence Society was bold in tbe Daqaewe
school bail. The proceeds-were lor tho benefit
'Of St Mary of Mercy's new schooLliKThe sing
ing was good and some "pleasing recitations
were given. ,
THE A. 0, U. W. ANNUAL RECEPTION
Old aty Halt Mado Lively by a Pleasant
Glirteringgold braid and handsomelyplumed
bats made the second, annual reception of the
First Regiment Select Knights. A. O.TJ. W
at Old City-Hall last evening a very attractive
On this occasion tbe uniforms ot the Knights
completely eclipsed the pretty toilets worn by
tbe ladies. In tbe grand march which was led
by Colonel Charles V. Lewis, the military bear
ing of tbe centlemen added much to the plc
turesqueness and beauty of the figures.
In a short breezy address Colonel Lewis wel
comed all the guests. Knights, and visiting
Knights, previous to the march, and then tbe
evening's amusement of dancing was entered
into with great zest by all present.
Tbe ceiling and wall of the building was fes
tooned witb flags of all nations, American
flags forming a graceful and patriotic circular
centerpiece. Gernert's Orchestra fnrnlsbed
the music, and at the hour of separation all
wero desirousas Colonel Lewis hoped they
would be, of assisting In tbe celebration ot
WOMAN'S INDUSTRIAL EXCHANGB.
A Successful Inauguration of Jts Sales
A large number of Christmas presents are
reposing in mysterious drawers and closets to
day for curious people, both great and small,
to conjecture about, for at the reception given
by the Woman's Industrial School yesterday
their sales were marvelous.
Such a ceaseless display of beautiful things
and such pleasant, agreeable ladles in charge.
Avery taking form or decoration was to be
found on the majority ot the right new arti
cles, namely, little buds and sprays, tiny leaves
ana ngures, in fact real genuine Dresden de
signs that were copied on doylies, tea cloths,
lunch cloths, dresser scarfs and buffet covers
In delicate colors of wash silks and painted on
picture frames, china plates and jelly tumblers.
The Infant case co&talned every thing im
aginable that the most excating , littlo infant
could express an infantile- wish for or find a
Little Lord Fauntleroys and "Dearests"
were in great demand. And the various depart
ments were all well patronized. Every thing
displayed will be duplicated for a purchaser In
any material or color desired at very short
The ladles who made tbe opening snch a suc
cessful one were Mrs. Ross Johnson, President
of the society; Mrs. J. B. McFadden, Chair
man; Mrs. H. Darliocton, Cashier: Mrs. Alex.
Laugblln, Jr., Mrs. J. O. Home, Mrs. Thomas
Dickson. Mrs. George Griscom and Mrs.C.
Tbe ladies In charge of the Iuncb rooms
were: Chairman, Mrs. Henry Holdshlp;
Cashiers, Mrs. a D. Thompson and Mrs.
George A. Macbeth, with Mrs. Moses Atwood,
Mrs. E. Swartz, Mrs. Henry King, Mrs, John
Hampton, Mrs. Philip Reymer and Miss Maty
Colonel Sehoonmnker's Laclnre.
A numerous and appreciative audience gath
ered at the Point Breeze Presbyterian Church
last evening to hear Colonel J. M. Scboonmaker
lecture on "Personal Experience In the Civil
War."' The discourse was prefaced and fol
lowed by musical selections so excellently ren
dered by Messrs. Cannon and Wagner and Miss
Corey and Miss Frazier as to secure in each in
stance enthusiastic encores. Colonel Schoon
maker's talk, as to the matter of it was inter
esting throughout He spoke with discern
ment of the characteristics which distinguished
the great American struggle from other wars
before and since, and gave some graphic illus
trations from personal experience. Colonel
Scboonmaker Is as graceful and eloquent on
tho platform as he was gallant on the battle
field. His lecture was a pronounced sucesss.
A DiNNEn will be given In Lafayette Han on
Thanksgiving Day and a festival will take
place in the same place In tho evening for tbe
benefit of the Aged Colored Women's Home.
Tho home was enlarged atan expense ot 0,000,
of which 110,000 baa been paid.
THEitE will be a concert and sterf opttcon en
tertainment in tbe German M. E. Church, Al
legheny, on Thanksgiving Day.
MATTERS IN THE MBTKOPOLIS.
Snlctde of n Striker.
THZyr TO UK BUBSAU SPECIALS.!
KzwTobx. N ovember 2L Amamr tho street
ralluvav .mnlnvfll vhn Ittraplr mi Tb9jnn 77ff, I
ardson's lines in Brooklyn threodayo m
John Smith, a conductor on the Franklin ave
nue line, wiien tne stride xauea no made no
attempt to get reinstated. He remained about
the house and brooded over the matter until be
appeared to become deranged. To-day ho went
up to the bathroom with his razor and cut his
throat from ear to ear. When his son. looked
into the room, ten minutes later, be saw his
father lying dead in'a pool of blood on the
A Murderer Saved "Frost Ha4-.
Governor Hill to-day commuted tbe death
sentence of Charles Giblln, tbe twice convicted
murderer, to imprisonment for life. Giblln
was smoking in a corridor at the Tombs when
tbe news reached him. As his lawyer read the
Governor's memorandum to him he took tbe
cigar out of bis mouth and looked around on
the crowd witb a comprehensive smile that in
cluded them all, from tbe deputy sberiffi,
silent and apatnotlc, at bfs ttde to the
old gatemen in their uniform caps
crowding up In tbe rear. He gave a
little gasp, as it he bad just stepped out of a
cold shower batb, and then laughed again.
Finally he said: "I expected it I don't think
it will be hard for me to get out again some1
day." Giblln was twice convicted of shooting
Mrs. Madeline Goetz dead in a struggle with
her and ber husband about a counterfeit bill
which he had tried to pass in their bakery.
Giblln admitted. Boon after the murder, that be
had shot the baker and his wife, but declared
that it was with Goetz's own revolver, which
he wrested from him in a struggle.
Ocean Racers Taking a Rest.
Several ocean racers have been retired tem
porarily from tbe track. The steamship
Augusta-Victoria, on her arrival at Hamburg
to-morrow, will be laid up for the winter The
Columbia, her sister ship, has already gone into
Winter quarters at tbe home port The steam
ship City of Rome Is tied up fn the Mersey, and
will not come out until the spring.
The Line to b. Drawn Tmnf.
.The special committee appointed to make ar
rangements for the Installation of the Rev. Dr.
Abbott as pastor of Plymouth Church, and tbe
Rev. Howard a Bliss, assistant pastor, will
submit its report at tbe close of the prayer
mooting to-morrow night. Great importance,
it is said, is to be attached to tho forthcoming
council, as It Is tbe Intention of tbe committee
to Invito as delegates representatives not only
ot thelocal churches, but of the leading Congre
gational churches throughoutthecountry. Men
noted for their liberal religious opinions within
tbo Congregational denomination are to be espe
cially asked to attend tbe Council, whose scope,
It Is said, will extend far beyond tbe mere In
stallation of tbe pastor and assistant pastor. In
sending out Invitations, it Is said, the line will
bo drawn against all those churches which were
arrayed against Plymouth during the Beecber
Tilton controversy. This policy will necessarily
exclude the Rev. Dr. Btorrs, of the Church of
tho Pilgrims, and the Rev. Dr. Taylor, ot this
city, from participating in the council.
Drendfal Death of a Norsr.
Miss Catherine Coster, 28 years old, head
nurse in Dr. Tod Heltnuth's private hospital,
died to-day from burns caused by an explosion
of other several days ago. Miss Coster went
into the ball to pour the contents of one bottle
into the otber.ivhen one ot the bottles exploded
and her clothing wae set on fire. It is supposed
she stood near a lighted gas-jet Young Dr.
Helm nth threw a rug around tho nurao and ex
tltigulshed the flames, but her bodywas fright
fully burned. Miss Coster has been many years
in the hospital.
Flitsbers's Wondrous Wealth.
From the Philadelphia Becord.j
The people of Pittsburg, who have been
bringing petroleum to their city from consider
able distances for the lat 25 years, are now in
the enjoyment of tbe fover of local specula
tlon, a new olt field having been developed in
their near neighborhood. Tho oil Is obtained
froav deep, wells in tha.Chartlers creek valley,
and the whole surrounding country has been
cased for further development by active spec
ulator. Tne mineral wealth lying In and
about and underneath Pittsburg Is one of the
modern wonders of tbe world.
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III IIMssi I ir -s
There are now 16 BrowniDg MciefieTIn
the various provincial towns otEngland
A South Kensington (B."'t5trey
weighs t! pounds, and no questions asked..
Cremation Is coming more and more into
vogue fn Germany. At Gotha.100 bodies have
been cremated since January L " IfSJ?
Possum are very plenty in Manaynnk,
Pa., and vicinity. Policeman Ames killed one
at the railroad depot on Monday. &$
The 2-months-old son of a Salem, Ore., '
Chinaman was baptized In tbe Presbyterian
Church of that city last Sunday night. ' -
A Greensburg, Ind., man, having beeat
sued for tlQ.000 for breach of promise," co-
promised the matter by marrying the girt ' ';
There is a movement to make a GermanTi ,.
Academy, like tho French Academy, ot i"Q, Iraf&'Z.
mortals, whoso mission It sball bo to preserva.
the purity ot the German language. J ' Jt,f
A novel result of the temperance meeVjf
lugs at Noblesvil!e,Ini, Is reported. Somany '
bave signed the pledge and received badge "
that tho supply of blue ribbon la the stores ot
tho town has been exhausted. t AW
A superstitions individual claims ttbaiL-
tho lower yard of the Kypano Ratooadjaft-T
Meadville. is the resort of the ghostsf.thoff?
many men who havo been killed there.TjHeJ
says he would not go through the yardlalone.'f
at the dead hour of night for all the wealth la!
the citv. hi m
. AW Smifl, MfTi-ll - - :s-r:nr7
sonville. Ind Is probablv th m,iirfTmerlST
the "Union, perhaps In the world, wntf-devotest"1-all
his time andterritorv to the raisin" of butter,
beans. He owns a small place and on this has'
for years grown tbe butter bean, realizing '
comfortable ltvine therefrom. ,
Thomas Cousins, of Kennebunlr, Me.V '
the oldest of a family of 15 children, died Mini
day. The family was remarkable from the fact B
mat james ana Aiannan cousins bad seven
boys in succession and then eight girls. There 4
were three pairs -ot twins. Tho children were
never all together except once. T L
The King of the Warramangas, an An,
tralian tribe, died last month in the Adelaide
Hospital. He was a boy of 19, 8 feet 6 Inches in
height and had for several years been a guide
to an explorer named Lindsay, to whom he was
much attached. When ha became King last
year he refused to take his royal rank;
One of the very few Revolutionary War
pensioners still living fs Mrs. Lovey Aldrlch,
who. resides with her son. E.C. Aldrlch, In
Jackson, Mich. Mrs. Aldrlch Is 90 years old,
and was born In Banbornton, N.H. Her hus
band, who was a soldier under George Wash
ington, died in 1819, at the age of 87 years.
A one-legged man, .whom the Seattle,
Wash., police wero after the other day; toot
refuge in a cellar, barred tbs door and defied ,.
the whole force. The Are department. wasH
called out and tbe cellar pumped fall of water;
When It got up to the man's chin hoTsur-''
rendered. Since then he has escaped three'
times from jalh. ' -r ,, v
The boys of the College for the Blind,' of '
Worcester, England, indulge in cricket, and &
are reported to play avery fair game. The ball'
used is made of wicker, with a bell inside of if!
which rings when it fs thrown. The wickeom
keeper claps bis hands behind the stumps (to If
guide the bowler, and so expert are tbe bowlers
that they can hit the wicket with threa balls
out of six. - j
A real live wild black bear passea
through the village of Summerrllle, Jefferson
county, Pa a few days ago in broad daylight
swam the creek and escaped with tbe loss of "
part of its tall. It was hotly pursued by men,
boys and dogs, but tbe men in their excitement f
could not hit it, and when tho dogs got near ,f
enough they received a cuff which sent them t
howling, ana thus bruin made his way in safety
to more congenial quarters.
The geological survey, through Prot.-S
W. H. Holmes, has. recently made some most 'jl
important discoveries ol Indian relics just west' v J
of Washluston.on what is known as Piney "?
Branch Hill. The And appears to be the re-' -'
mains ui an lauuu wuxuugp lur fclio putngiao-y
tare of implements, weapons, etc. The spot's
has been excavated and Implements have been ,
found clear to tho bed rock. The dlscovery.ta i
considered to be ot the greatest Importance to
The Hale Zouaves, a crack organization
of young men of Kansas City, gave a compli
mentary reception and drill in honor of Con
gressman and Mrs. John C. Tarsney recently.
At tbe close of tbe drill the Congressman called
upon 32 of the young men to stand in line be- .
fore him and was about to address tbeta when.;-;
. Tarjnoy, who bythe .wayis .
lareiralar succession kissed aai salli
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young men. JSot one objected to thjiwluje
Horatio . Francisco, of Mason CityTI
la. has rceived the official announcement &o
Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, statins that be '
won the gold medal voted by the Legislature
few years ago to the youngest soldier to bave
enterea mo uoveTnmeni servica aunng tne
late rebellion from Wisconsin. He is also J
thought to have been the youngest soldier who
cameaa musxei in tne enure army, oeing dus
a trifle over 1 years of age when he enlisted. 5
He served in Company H, Forty-second Ia-(
Walter Haynes, of Brimfield, Massvij
who became a centenarian Tuesday. Is certain-
1 v a remarkable man. He comes of a Ionr-Uve4 '
family, and has never required the services' of H
a physician. He still reads the newspapers
tnougn no una tne typo is gsning saa or eua
his sight is beginning to fait As a carpenter i
he helped to build the nrs t block erected. In
section of 26 rods of the Erie Canal. He never1!
used liquor or tobacco, and attributes his lon$j
life to spoiled victual" and "Johnny cake." ., "
There is a rich' family of the name of '
Lotting in England, whose fortune wasfoundeia '.
by the thimble. Tho first ever seen In England "''"'
was made in London less than 260 years ago by ,
amctal worker named John Lofting. The use- .
fulness of the article commended It at once to
all who used the needle; and Lofting acquired
a large fortune. The Implement was then -called
tho tbumb-beU.lt being worn,, on the
thumb when in use; and its shape suspecting .
the rest of tbe name. This clumsy "mode ot "
utilizing It was soon changed, however," bc tie,
name, softened into "thimble," r6raaln4MM
Charles Smith, a blacksmith-of jtCea
cord, Vt, has been a keeper and timers of
crows some 43 years, never being withnntone
or more of these'.btrds. Fanny, his presSstpet,
has been with him two years. She warms'her
self tor hours by the smithy fire, chatters while ,
he is hammering on tbe anvil, and when ha Is
shoeing a horse Is sure to stand at tbe beast's .
heels. Recently a horse put his foot on Fanny's,
gni ninnftd her down till she was as flat as ac
board. She was laid on be hearth apparently!
dead, but an hour afterward she shook herself,
up Into shape again and began chattering as
usual, though in a very squally and melaa-
CUOiy tone, wmcu uowu iera we vs jiiuib.
"Charily begins, a tome," said fte.pqoijljf
house keeper, as he neaaea tne nrst pags in newj
account book. Lift. ysj
Disappointed. "Gome here, uretccen,a&aj
see the new toother I promised yon." ; jrfsq
"She doesn't loos "very new." JlfemndeJ
'The Species Identified. Mabel IsnJ
young Mr. Dolly a spruce reiiowr -s
Amr-1 knew he was a itlcx, but I did sot kno
exactly what klni-Tinw.
More Than, He Asked. Tramp ConlAl
you lira me a little to eat madam?
Iladam-Oh. how lucry. The Cooking Clabl
Just gone, and you can eat alt
But the tramp bad tled.-iv. X. Sun.
AHeaTy Pressure. Mrs. A Andjjlojr
did you prevent the marriage when thlufshadj
soae.so far? ':s5s
Mrs. B (of Chicago)-! just set my foofTlt-ttl
down on it 'JCJ
"AnoinsiseHieau," . ,
AYAQATH RX. . ,j
She could swing; a six-pound dum&beUJl
Bhe eoaia fence, and she could box;
She could row" upon the river,
she could clamber 'mong the rocks;
She could do some heavy bowling.
And play tennis all day long:
Bat she couldn't help ber mother.
Cause the wasn't very strong! . ...
-Jtta. C, AflpofaPlM
Young Djgby went to Vasr .. ,
To lecture to tbs clrlt. .
Aad then. In fin orations, showere i
A wealth or wisdom's petnj.
Bat seoa hie courage faltered
Ana weai into ecuiws. --
Wha-t wonder, when five hundred gMij
Were hanging oa hU Uptf"
THBT TXW THXia TEfB TTAS VTX
The ichthyosaurus dived down deepS
While the huge delnosaurus roared.
The aptcryx hopped, the arebcopteryxr flopped jl
And the onomouont owneu nimseir 'soerecn.
ft yeroaeryIs " oneefe,
Aad the mvalothertas ran,
TIM oave-baM growled, tbawmUiin
he tfcey mw yrekuiera As J