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THE " PITTSBURG- " .DISPATCH. SUNDAY. JSBKEBMBBR ' W,".18Bftr
NOTES AND QUERIES.
ing the new country to
knowledge of the world.
In a xerr short time the baseball season
cf 1892 will be a thing of the past, but
though it trill not last long there li still a
great deal of uncertainty abont the pennant
race. There hare been many remarkable
features about the pennant contest this
Tear, but for lack of space we cannot talk
about them to-day. It is yet a remarkable
contest, and how it will end none of us can
tell, except that the Cleveland team is
likely to get first place. Then they will
have to play the Boston team for what is
called the world's championship.
There is one thing about baseball that
none of us can have failed to observe, viz.,
the lack of Interest there is. in it jnst now
except in one or two cities. The magnates
may try to persuade themselves that the
game is all right in the estimation of the
people, but it is not, and the sooner this
fact is tackled the better. The 12-club
League and double season has been nothing
more nor less than a failure and a great loss
to Pittsburg. s
Locally baseball is all right and It was
pleasing to see snch a large crowd greet the
return of the team Thursday despite the
bad weather. The players are doing well
and are worth the best of patronage.
Of course none of us will readily forget
Thursday. Probably there never was such
a disgraceful performance on the part of a
team as there was on the part of the Chi
cago players that day. They deliberately
relused to put the local players ont so as to
prolong the gams until rain came and
Etopped the contest It is, indeed, a pity
that some severe penalty cannot be imposed
on that club. Pittsburg is one of the best
cities in the League, and three times this
year we have been foaled by the illegal con
duct of the visiting teams. Surely some
thing can De -done to stop this. The
local club will be the sufferer,
although it is not to blame at alL
More Trouble Among Amateurs.
Those of us who had thought that the
prospects of harmony among our local ama
teur athletes were getting better were
very much disappointed the other day to
learn of the second suspension of Messrs.
McKennan aid Paul of the Three A's.
This latest act of vindictiveness, for such it
is beyond all doubt, will mot assuredly
make the breach wider here than it has
ever been. I have had the entire history
and iacts of the case presented to me and I
cannot avoid the conviction that the perse
cution of Metiers. Paul and McKennan is
the result of a very small and very spiteful
The two gentlemen named are to be sus
pended for six months for tasringpart in the
open contets at Detroit They had been
relieved from a suspension they were al
ready under. Before they started in the
Detroit contests Secretary Page, of the
Three A's, secured the opinion of Secretary
James E. Sullivan, Secretary of the A. A.
TJ. on the matter. The latter gentleman,
who knows more about amateurism than all
the Atlantic division put together, pointed
out tint the two young men could compete
under protest providing the games com
mittee at Detroit would receive their"?fitries
aftpr knowing aUtheybctsgf the case.
xne committee were told' the whole story
rnd did accept their entries, and as a result
we have the two best amateurs of "Western
Pennsylvania suspended until well into
Depend upon it amate urism has received
a blow here by this unfair and ungenerous
treatment ot Messrs. Paul and McKennan.
Their entire case showt the existence of a
little narrow and mean spirit that should
never be found in amateur ranks. Bear in
mind these yonng men are not charged with
violating any fundamental principle. Their
charges are'of the flimsiest and the most
bigoted sort The trouble was all caused by
leaving the East End Gyms and joining the
Three A's. For this thev were tried by the
Athletic Division wiseacres without being
given the chance ot making a defense.
They were suspended three months, al
though those who are hounding them have
tried and are trying to persuade the publio
that they were only suspended for 30 days.
Heal Leaders Should Take a Hand.
Ot course an appeal will be made to the
A. A. U. direct, and lam fully convinced
that the gentlemen who guide the doctrines
ct that organization will soon perceive
there is a desire on the part of some peo
ple to reap personal revenge rather than
mate amateurism better. Nobody wants
ama'eurism to be purer than I d o, and I
tenture to say that nobody has nrcued
more for it than I have, but I do claim that
persons who have the welfare and the suc
cess of the sport at heart never stoop to
little retty, personal and vindictive perse
cutions. Ji'st as sure as we are here th results of
these persecutions will be injurious all
round. If the Three A's were to stoop low
enough, they could easily make counter
cnarges, and it is to their honor that they
don't The tability or the integrity of
amateurism is not at stake, but only the
envy of a few people. "Why,bless us, there
is room enough in the locality, both for the
East End Gyms, the Three A's and many
other similar organizations,and the intenser
honest competition is, the better it will be
lor all, but envy, jealousy and a desire to
'injure each other will oqly prompt
trickery and vicious feelings and ultimately
drag amateurism down lower than somo
branches of professionalism.
By all means let the leaden of the A. A.
TJ. take hold of the matter because it is of
great importance to the lovers of outdoor
tports and recreation of Pittsburg. Those
expressions of mine are only prompted by a
desire to see a wholesome and manly spirit
pervade our amateur ranks.
Tho Proposed Swimming Club.
John T. Taylor and a number of other
young men, of this city, have set themselves
to work to organize a swimming club, and
It is gratifying to know that thev are suc
ceeding well It is likely that before this
week is out the club will be thoroughly or
ganized with a membership of nearly
CO members. I am a believer
in swimming clubs, particularly where
there are public baths, because this enables
one of the most healthy and one of the most
interesting of sports or exercises to be car
ried on durinr winter months. And what
is more the more organizations we have tor
physical exercise the better it -will be for
our young men. Give me an ardent stu
dent of any physical exercise and I'll show
you a young man who takes the utmost
care of himself and whose great object is
to steer clear of dissipation. This is just
as true as sunlight, and iu years of
observation I havo never seen
it fail. I do not preach
any homily, but I do say that if the public
knew the large nuraber'of youths these ath
letic clabs, classes ot physical culture, etc..
have kepi wilhin the limits ot good moral
ity, these organizations would be prized
more highly than at present
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Well, it it to be honed that the swimming
cCnb will be a succecs and I see no reason
why its roll of membership should not soon
contain 100 names.
Movements and Talk of Pugilists.
The leading pugilists and boxers now in
this country are getting themselves ready
for a winter! work in the various shows.
If they all succeed it will be wonderful be
cause their number is so creat and
their proposed performances so varied.
Pugilist and actor have now almost become
svnonvmous terms and certainly it is so
much worse for the actor end of it
Amid this show business there is sure to
be lots of talk, and during the week just
ended there has been a good start made.
Probably the most important talk of the
week has been that of "Prof." Mike Dono
van relative to Corbett The latter oflcred
Donovan 5250 for his (Donovan's) services
in helping train Corbett This offer was
too small, and Donovan became insulted,
and he had a right to, considering the
large amount of money there was flying
Donovan now declares that there are two
men in the country who can defeat Corbett
If that is true I know of two others not in
the country, so that we may have four who
can defeat James J. Donovan doss not
name his men, but if they are not Goddard
and Fitzunimons or Choynski, I cannot im
agine who they can be If any two of these
three can beat Corbett, Mitchell and Jack
son can. At any rate the statement of Don
ovan means that Corbett will have a pretty
tough row to hoe to retain the honor he
has. Corbett will not again get such an
easy thing as he had with Sullivan, and
doubtless he knows this, because he has de
clared that he will not fighf anybodv for
twelve months. This is really taking all pu
gilistic law into his own hand, and is only
what every champion boxer of modern
times tries to da
Mitchell's Challenge to Corbett
There is one challenge that Corbett as
champion boxer of this country cannot hon
orably ignore, and that is the challenge of
Charles Mitchell. Whatever some people,
blinded by prejudice, may have to say about
Mitchell, nobody can deny his pluck and
Sameness, and when Mitchell puts up his
money, my dear reader, you can stake your
soul on it that he intends to try and make
good what he says. I have known Milohell
a long time, ana most assuredly nothing
like cowardice is in him. Many iaults have
I found with him in other respects, but I
am in duty bound to claim that he is no
-uiicnen cnauengea me winner oi me
Sullivan and Corbett contest, and when it
was over definitely pnt up a forfeit to meet
Coibett If Corbett does not meet Mitchell
within six months, then by all that is fair
and all that law and custom point out he
ought not to pose a day longer as a cham
pion. And I entertain another notion, viz., that
Corbett would prefer to meet almost any
body than Mitchell. At present I mav be
inclined to think that Corbett would best
the Englishman, but if Mitchell 'puts up
$10,000 as a stake and enters the ring all
right, I might have reason to change my
opinion. Were Mitchell to do what I have
just said it would mean that he had faith in
himself and that he was all right There is
no better judge of boxing or of a man's con
dition iu the world than Charles Mitchell.
There is no better general for saving a
man's money than Mitchell and depend
upon it when he puts up his money iu
earnest he is always a good man to back.
Beyond all question he is a harder hitter
than Corbett providing, of course, his hands
are all right He Is the only man who
made a draw against Sullivan previous to
the lattsr's defeat by Corbett and most cer
tainly Mitchell is the only man that John
L. Sullivan did not care about meeting.
All this shows that James J. Corbett can
not afford to ignore Mitchell's challenge If
he wants to remain in the boxing business
as a champion.
Wc should not forget that in Jim Hall
Mitchell has had a good trial horse to face
for some. Hall is built like Corbett and
boxes on lines similar to him. In short,
Mitchell is a very shrewd mun and knows
exactly what he is doing at all times. He
knew it when he agreed to meet Sullivan in
The Boxers In General.
The backer of George Dixon has de
clared that the backers of Griffin must put
up a stake of $10,000 if Griffin wants to
meet Dixon. This is running matters at a
very high pitch. Griffin may not be able to
deteat Dixon, but 1 venture to say that in
Griffin Dixon will meet a dangerous op
ponent At any rate I expect to see Griffin
win his next battle at Coney Island.
Goddard is on a tour and he and Madden
do not allow the public to forget that he
has a forfeit up to fight Corbett God
dard has been told to wait He is a re
markably strong man, and he can get plenty
of backing to contest against Corbett
There is talk about a contest between Jim
Hall and Ed Smith, and if one could be
arranged between them it should be inter
esting. Smith is a much better man than
many people think he is, and it he cannot
deleat Hall he will certainly give him just
as hot an argument as he wants. Smith,
when in condition, is clever and powerful.
A HI3T0BI0 LITTLE BSLL.
It "Was Cast From Clippings of the Liberty
Bell in Philadelphia.
Chicago Tribune. 1
Nearly 50 yean ago it wat thought that
the tone of the famous Liberty bell in Phil
adelphia might be restored by a process of
chipping around the crack. The task was
placed in the bands of Bonlfund Bernard
& Brother, of Philadelphia, bell founders.
From the clippings two small belli were
cast, one of which Mr. Bernard gave to hit
wife. The other he presented to hit wlfe't
friend, Miss Elizabeth Fisher, who became
me wiie or Aioert jiacK.
This bell, which bears the following in
scription, was presented by Mrs. Mack (nee
Fisher) to the Masonic Veteran Associa
tion: This bell was cast by Bonlfund Bernard,
of Phtlstfelphia, from clippings of the old
Liberty Bell of tho .Revolution. Presentod
to the Masonic Veterans' Association or the
Pactnc coast December 12, ISSa, by Mrs. Eliza
beth Mack, wife ot Brother Albert Mack,
a member of the Veterans' Association.
The famous little bell is now in the hands
of Mr. Edwin A. Sherman, President of the
association, who is its custodian. It has
been rung by the children ot the Oakland,
(Cal.) schools when the flag is raised over
the .schoolhouses. In Oregon it has served
thesame duty. It rang in the National As
sociation meeting of Masonic Veterans in
Denver during the convention and since be
ing bronght to Chicago, where it now is,
has been rung in various lodge rooms amid
The bell has tinkled on the "World's Fair
grounds, in the hands of General Miles, in
Lincoln's old home at Springfield, and at
the martyr President'f tomb.
Tho Difficulties Encountered in
Putting Dp Large Telescopes.
HIHKT GE0EGE IN A NUTSHELL.
Origin of th Custom of Breaking a Eottls
of Wins at & Launch.
THE 1LLIAKCB SUB-TREASURT FLAK
Following are soma questions, that have
come to The Dispatch office recently
with what are believed to.be the correct
1. Why do not astronomers turn their
attention to the moon instead of to Mars, as
the former Is so mnoh nearer to usT 2. Why
can we not construot a telescope with a flve-
toot. or even a ten-root ODjecc glass; s. wn?
do exploring expeditions seek the north
pole rather than the south poleT J. P.
First Because of the very nearness of
the moon. For years the moon has been
studied by astronomers of all classes; the
moon's face never changes as a whole; she
presents always the same side to us: so that
the is, comparatively speaking, well known
to astronomers. But Mars is nearer to us
now than it has been since the largest and
best telescopes were bronght into use, so
that it is natural that astronomers should
leave the moon alone for a time to study
Mars. Besides, the moon is a dead world,
there is no doubt of that; while everything
yet seen indicates that Mars may contain
living beings. So far as astronomers can
see Mars has an atmosphere like ours, and
so may possibly contain living persons such
as we are. Naturally, therefore, astron
omers use their new powers on Mars rather
than on the moon.
Second The Lick telescope is the largest
In existence; its object glass is 36 inches in
diameter. It took years to get the glass, to
cast it, to shape it, to determine the neces
sary length of the telescope, eta Every
Increase in the diameter of the disc in
creases out of proportion the difficulty in
completing it The contractors for the class
I for the Lick telescope made 20 attempts be-
tore tney ootained a perlect piece ot glass;
and after that had been obtained, it had to
be polished, and a minute's over-polishing
in any one spot might have necessitated a
new rough disc. The larger the telescope,
too, the greater the cost
Third Because, like the moon, the Ant
arctic regions are dead. To be sure, the origi
nal Arctic explorations were in the North,
in the endeavor to find a northwest passage;
but the Antarctio has not been neglected
entirely. It does not offer to the explorer
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but of late attention has been directed
toward the South, and Baron Nordensk
jold intends to explore the Antarctio much,
as he explored the Arctic regions. One
drawback to Antarctio exploration hitherto
has been the fact that the Southern Hemi
sphere, has been less civilized than the
Northern, so that Northern explorers had
to travel farther to reach their unknown
lands, and had no nearby base of supplies.
It seems to me that the single tax plan of
raising all money tor publio use by taxing
land would be unjust to the farmer; am I
right? J. F. K.
"Without going Into the tingle tax theory
very deeply, it is enough to say that Mr.
George, the originator of the theory, in
tends that land in cities, more valuable
than land in the country, shall pay its share
of the taxes; and that taxes shall be ad
justed so that no person will caro to own
more land than he actually needs. If Mr.
George's theory could be carried out, prob
ably there would be no injustice toward the
What It the orlzln and significance of
breaking a bottle of wine over the bow of a
ship when it Is launched? S. O.
It is a compound relic, originating partly
in a survival of the ancient pagan libation
to the gods, and partly in the Christian
idea of baptism. For thousands of years
the launching of a vessel has been accom
panied with sacrifices of some kind, to
propitiate the gods of the deep; probably
the present baptism of a vessel was devised
by the early Christians, priests, who seldom
required their followers to give up t. pagan
custom harmless in itself, but twisted its
meaning around to agree with the rules of
Christianity so that it might still be main
tained with the sanction of the church. So,
instead of a sacrifice to the gods, we find a
baptism of the vessel, a commendation of it
to the care of God. The use of wine orig
inally called out no reprobation, as it does
now; wine was not looked upon in the old
days with the horror that it is now in
some places; so there was nothing improper
in baptizing a vessel with wine. An in
stance of a similar torsion of meaning is St
Valentine's dav originally the Boman
feast of Lupercalia, but turned by the early
Christians into a feast in honor of a martyr,
when the old customs of' the Lupercalia
were continued with the sanction of the
First Is there now, or has thore ever
been, a sub-treasury system as proposed by
the Farmers' Alliance and Peoplo's party
platforms In any ot the European or any
other governments; if so, when, where and
with what results?
Second Is any government In possession
of all the railroads within Its boundaries; if
so, where and with what results?
Third Did tho British Government evor
grant land loans to any of the American col
onics, as is proposed by the Farmers' Alli
ance; if so, when and with what results?
First Never at proposed by the Alliance
and the People's party. The nearest thing
to it has been and is the Cretiit Foncier in
France and other countries a company
chartered by government, under govern
mental supervision, to lend money on farm
mortgages. The tystem started in 1760 in
Silesia and flourished in Germany for 60
years; in 1852 the French took it up. These
banks for banks they were really were
very tnccessful; they were run to make
money, of course, just as building associa
tions art run. Various gambling additions
brought tome of the Credits Fonciers into
disrepute; but the gambling wat a tide
thow, not a part of the elementary system
of the bank. '
Second In no civilized country do all the
railroads belong to the State; even in Bussla
private companies own a large share of the
lines. It is found that the management of
State, railroads is not so good, as a rule, as
that of private companies: the road beds
are not so good, the rolling stock is worse,
and the trains slower and less regular.
Third Not to the American colonies; in
1846, however, "Exohequer bills" were
authorized to be issued in Great Britain
and Ireland, to promote the improvement
of land, etc.; not to enable the occupiers to
realize on their crops, however. The plan
To whom is Justly given the honor of dis
covering the American continent?
Probably to the Norsemen. History in
dicates that monks from Ireland discovered
Iceland about 725 A. D.; that Norsemen
discovered the country in 860, and settled
there in 874 A. D.; that Erio the Bed dis
covered Greenland in 933, and that in 995
Bjarni, driven ont of his course from Nor
way to Icaland, sailed along the coasts of
Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador
until he reached Greenland; so he dis
covered the continent ol North America.
Five years later Leif, son of Eric, lands in
Bhode Island; and a colony is maintained
there for 12 years. Prince Madoc, of Wales,
is said to have discovered America, and
other explorers have been noted as claim
ing the discovery. But, as the late Philip
H. Welsh said in hit comic history of the
United States, Columbus was the first per
son with the business sagacity to use his
discovery; and so, although he was not the
firkt, even of the fifteenth century explor
ers, to discover the mainland, to him
properly mutt bo given the credit of bring-
First Is there any nrocess by whioh wood
can be petrlfledT Second What year will
be tnellist vear of the 20th conturyt Third
What publio document first acknowl
edged religious liberty? r. It P.
First Petrification is the filling of the
porta oi the wood with calcium carbonate;
and wood placed in water charged heavily
with calcium carbonate becomes in time like
limestone, when it is said to be petrified.
"We do not know that any chemist'has ever
tried to petrify wood, but the process of
petrification is understood, and we presume
could be followed ont if desirable.
Second 190L The year 1 was the begin
ning of the first century, and the year 100 its
end; the year 101 was the beginning of the
second century; and so 1901 will begin the
Third Perhaps the proclamation of James
II. ofEngland.in April, 1687, declaring lib
erty of conscience to all, and removing all
tests and penalties. Before that time cer
tain lorms of religious liberty had been tol
erated; but this seems to have been the first
document to grant absolute freedom of belief.
First What roomDcrs of the Forty-second
Congress composed the Committee on Coin
age. Weights and Measures at the time
sliver was demonetized t Second Did tho
Government ever issue legal tender notes
not payaDlo In colnt Democrat.
First The Committee on Coinage,
"Weights and Measures in the Forty-second
Congress consisted by William D. Kelley,
of Pennsylvania; Samuel Hooper, of Mas
sachusetts; John Beatty, of Ohio; "William
L. Stoughton, of Michigan; John Critcher,
of "Virginia; "William E, Eoberts, of New
York, and Hosea "W. Parker, of New Hamp
shire. Second No; every note declared, in the
act authorizing its emission to be a legal
tender, was redeemable in coin.
What is a dynamo? F. X. B.
Briefly, the dynamo Is the only means
known of generating powerful currents of
electricity in an economical manner. The
principle which underlies the construction
of all dvnamos is the inductive effect of
magnetism. The electro-magnet, when mag
netised, gives off from Us poles an influence
which may be likened to rays of light issu
ing from the point of illumination. What
are represented by "rayB" in light are called
"lines of force" in magnetism. A conduc
tor or wire, caused to pass in front of either
pole, so as to cut the lines of force, will have
induced into it a current of electricity. It
is only a momentary current, and so soon as
the motion is stopped the current ceases.
It, however, a number of wiret are bound
around a framework, say in the form
of a wheel, and the wheel is ro
tated, currents of electricity would
be generated in each coil of
wire in succession. The wheel, or
combination of coils, is technically known
as an armature. If the currents generated
are to be utilized means must be provided
for their passage from the wire in whioh
they are induced. This is done in a very
simple way. 'A number of metal sections
are bound together in circular form, occu
pying what would be the hub or center of
the wheel already mentioned, and this de
vice, which is called a collector or commu
tator, is revolved with the armature, and
receives the currents of electricity that are
induced. From the commutator the cur
rent is taken by., what is called a bruth,
whioh usually consists of plates of copper,
wire gauze or carbon. One end of the
brush is allowed to rest on the commutator,
and the other has a wire attached to it
Thus, when the commutator revolves, each
section with its charge of current passes,
and is slightly rubbed by the brush through
vhich it passes to the wire which conducts
it to the external circuit
When do or did the "dog days" bectn?
When did tho idea of the "dog days" ori
ginate? J. H. B.
The dog days begin on July 8, and end
Angust 11; they last 40 days altogether, 20
days before and 20 days after the rising of
the doc star, Sirius, the largest star in the
constellation Canis Major. The ancient
idea was that the dog star appeared at the
time of the greatest heat Once on a time
it did, and the dates we give were fixed npon
by the ancients as those for the dies cani
culares; but Sirius is a variable star and
now rises about the middle of
August, so that the present dog
days last from about July 30 to September
7. The ancients, as far back as the Egypt
ians, believed in the dog days. The Egypt
ians thought that when tho dog star rose
with the sun. either the Nile would rise
or else destructive droughts would occur
a cheerful way of looking for things, when
yon think of it; that either the fruitful
rain would come or else it wouldn't They
were so uncertain abont which star caused
which effect that they blamed Procyon, the
chief star in the constellation Canis Minor,
quite as much as they blamed Sirius. The
Koreans followed the Egyptians in their
ideas about the dog star; so you see that the
belief in the power of the star is old enough
to be respectable.
What was Pennsylvania's vote for Cleve
land and Blaine in 1381? X. 3.
The vote for Cleveland was 392,785; for
Blaine, 473,804; Blaine's plurality over
Can a gentleman procure a' license to
marry in Pennsylvania without any mem
ber of the lady's family bein; present, pro
vided both parties aie of uge?
Yes. All that is necessary is to establish
that the lady is legally oi age.
Commercial Telegraphers Incorporated.
New York, Sept 24. The Order of
Commercial Telegraphers of the United
States and Canada has been incorporated.
It has a membership of 200 and its principal
branch is in thit city.
Builders' Exchange to Meet,
A quarterly meeting of the Builden' Ex
change will be held at their rooms on Ninth
street next Tuesday. The present member
ship it 1,052.
DAT LUCK OB MOO.
HtBlTIBW FOB THE DISPATCH. J
I'd des' lacfe ter know what's de reason
Dat I'm de man sho' ter get lef
Ef dere's onny chance fer ter be daft,
I doan' unnerstan' hit myso'f.
I can't sec dos' why it doan' happen
De udder way sometimes; hit looks
Mlslity strange dat dey all gits a showln
But mo fer ter git in delr hooks.
Hit bin so senco I can remembah.
My luck run light long des de same.
De only t'ing 1 git my share ob
Am a pooty fair share ob all blame.
I gits de burnt end ob de hoe-caze,
De emtles' wedge ob de pie,
De hunk ob sweet-cake wldout raisins.
An' de aig uat's 'bout laidy ter fly.
Do Rreen, onrlpe eend ob be milyun,
De smalles' yam in de pot,
De feesh-tail and back of) de chlckin,
Dey all on 'em falls ter my lot
Do lowes' down nlank at do otrous,
De furdis' back seat in de chu'eb.
Am mine, oz fer ridin' ter fun'rllt,
' l'se sho' ter get lef in do lurch.
De Joltles' scat In de waggin.
De mulies' mule ob detn all
W'en 'bout ter Bet out fer do frollo
Ob c'oso ter my lot got ter fait
In de hoe-down, if scarse am de partners,
l'se allays de won dat's lef out,
Wile de uddors goes whirlin' an' twirlin
An' outtln' dey capers erbout
Hit's all yo' own fault sez de people,
But I knows hit ain't no such truck.
I des' can't po crowdin' an' pushin'
An' den I was borned ter bad luok.
Dey't one time I'so gwln'ter git eben,
Dat's w'en I comes up wid ol' Def,
111 say "Tak de uddors, doan' min me,
l'se ust by dls time ter get lef."
Twud tu'hn out de ol way, I rcokon.
An' I'd git tuk fus one ob all.
Fer luck hit doan' change in a jiffy,
t&ji' l'se got no good luck a' tilt
Anne Vieoijiu. Culbebtsox.
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IWJUrTXH TOB TBI DIHU.TOK.I
In the fall the maple change to dream of
gold and red, ,
And the Iceman tries to estimate how mneh
he is ahead.
In the fall a burnished beauty overspreads
the mighty oak.
And the "fellahs" wonder how they'll get
their ulsters out of soak.
In tho fall a mil dor music ripples from the
And the tourist fadly mourns hit flabber
In the fall the forest eohoet with the
laughter of the elf.
And the Nancy Hanks gagmeter gets right
np and humps itsslf.
In the fall glad streams of sweetness flow
from wine and older press.
While our better half is busy making over
last yeai's dress.
In the fall a hazy halo teema to hang 'round
And the piudont father wonders If the girlt
will spare till spring.
In tho fall a sheen of beauty crowns be
birch and tamarack.
And our wife begins heryearly dinning for
In the spring a young man's fanoy turns to
lovo, but in the fall
He goes back on his engagement oanss his
salary seems so smalt
The Joys of Forgetfolnes.
Among the thoughts hatched up by the
coming of autumn is the one that we must
now put aside our summer vacations along
with the russet shoes, starlight strolls, ten
nis suits, moonlight memories, fishing lies,
and a lot of miscellaneous bric-a-brao that
we can never dispose of for half the original
cost Some of these things might be packed
away with moth balls, camphor gum, or the
report of a sensational divorce case, and
kept over for another year, while some of
them we would turn onr backs upon if we
thought anyone was waiting for a real good
opportunity to purloin them. There are
certain portions of the deceased past we
would like to bury in somebody else's grave
lot, and then have the location of the inter
ment forever slip our minds.
The poets do a great deal of lyre-ing about
"the pleasures ot memoryt" but there are'
many things concerning which the "joys of
Tkc Pleasuret of Memory.
forgetfulness" are even more delightful. If
memory 'would only relinquish ltt grasp on
a few matters we might name and 'tighten
its hold on some others we can recall the
book of the past would make pleasanter
reading for a rainy, storm-streaked after
noon. An ideal book of memories contains
only pleasant things.
Odd Combinations of Costumes.
People who have delved in the eity all
tummer have begun to think that the year
it now well on toward winter, and dress ac
cordingly. The result it that the outing
costumes of lagging home-comers contrast
strangely with those worn by people who
have almost forgotten that the tummer wat
here at all. And the fashions one sees on
the street are even more sadly 'tangled be
cause of the fact that summer still rules one
day and winter the next, and their half-and-half
alternating arrangement makes it
rather difficult for one to know just how to
This ft the chang-fal season when
Tho weather tries the minds of men
And keeps them ever on the guess
JTow to Dreu.
To know Jnst how they ought to dress.
One can't bo certain if the day
Will like Deoember be or May,
And so the very prudent man
Carries both overcoat and fan.
Now as-we go upon the street
Wo'ro always very sure to meet
Mon wearing sealskin coats and thOM
Still cllnslns to seersucker clothes,
Somo don their arctlo shoes ana boots
And some arc wearing tennis suits.
While others sslze their latest chance
To air their tee cream tummer pants.
Some fancy ear-muffs are the thing,
Who still to russet foot gear cling.
While mammoth winter ulsters hide
The summer blazers Just inside
It's quite enough to waken smiles
To note the awful tangled styles
That an observer may behold
Between these days of hot and cold.
The man who'd havo his dress to be
In warmth or coolness tho degree
The chunking weather may demand
Should always have his trunk at hand.
Then, come the breezes cold or hot,
He'd have his wardrobe on the spot.
Where he could suit each changing breath
And neither roast nor freeze to death.
A Man Who Was Weary of life,
I have in mind a man whose spirits be
came of tuch an ultramarine hue that he
didn't care a cent which political party got
into office. He used to stay about ceme
teries indulging the hope that there would
arrive a funeral party which had thought
lessly forgotten to have the deceased ac
company it, and in the event of such an
emergency arising he meant to happily offer
himself as a substitute or understudy for the
corpse and insist on having the programme
carried to a finish Just as though nothing
had happened. His lriends did not discern
hit real purpose until he tought to act as
Judge of a baby thow at a county thow.
Then they taw that he wat tired of this
impalpable thing called life and wat seek
ing in some subtle manner to quit it dead.
The doctors said his liver needed repair
ing, so they went at it and supplied It with
a fluted, canopy top, a patent, duplex, self
feed and an aluminum safety, mercurial
indicator. Then he tried patent medicines,
includtng seven kindt ot bitters, still life
was not sweet to him. Although it was not
his fault he was here he seemed to regret it
Just as though he would be held personally
responsible. He carried sufficient sorrow
about with him to make two good sized
loads of melancholy. Hit friendt urged
him to hand it to someone in a railway sta
tion to hold for a minute and then slip out
of a side door and never go back after It
He. was very unhappy and teemed to derivo
hit only pleasure from that fact
Put a D-llar la the Bank.
The tummer vacation, while it ttrength
ent us phyiically, very often results in
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Tut a Dottar fo ffit Sank.
leaving ns weak and depressed financially.
There it a bad taste in the pocketbook, and
even our credit may have a coated tongue
and bloodshot eyes. But we have new
thoughts and new hopes and look forward to
other pleasures we mean to enjoy if fortune
will kindly favor us. And once more and
for all we determine that at last we will
oease trifling and henceforth on any and
every occasion pussiuio pu a uoiiar in mo
A rainy day's a-comln', boys, as sure at yere
When beet can't put a single drop o honey
in the hive;
And busy ants won't dare ter thow thelr-
solves outside the door;
They'll erround an' live on what they've
I an't no weather prophet, as they call 'em.
but y bet
I know the time's a-comln when It's likely
ter be wet.
An' them as may prepare fer It '11 have thelr-
Selves to thank
If, while the weather's fair, they put a dol
lar In the bank.
A Cora In the Country.
"Finally lie left the busy, bustling city
and went far into the country, where he
found a quiet old farm horns that did not
stand near any publio thoroughfare and
where he felt sure sorrow could not find itt
way without a guide book and a search war
rant When the shades of night came on
and the fireflies were dancing about through
te gardtn he sat in the easy rocker in the
front room by the open window, through
which the night breeze brought the perfume
of old-fashioned rosts. The old wife, when
she had finished the dntits of the day, laid
aside her checked gingham apron and
offered to thow him tht pioturet in the fam
ily photograph album.
"Guest you will hardly recognize thit
one," the said, opening the book at the
front cover. It was tht picture of her hut
band. "John had it taken before the ttant
ran eff-aail crippled him, and ht wasn't so
thin then as he is now. And this picture
of me is fuller in the face than I am since I
had the fever and my hair came out That
is the picture of our boy who wat thot at
Vicksburg. All the boy we had."
Here a faint tigh and a glance at a worn
soldier cap hanging over the corner what
not "And this is our baby girl. She'd be 35
years old coming Christaias if she'd 'a'
lived, but she ditd when the was only 4.
She had bine eyes like her father's Thit is
a picture of Martha, our grown-up daugh
ter. Poor girl I She became blind a year
ago, and it now at an infirmary, where the
doctors hope to restore her tight" And
the book was doted later on, and by and by
the melancholy man, with his head resting
on a snow-white pillow in the "spare
room," was thinking of the crippled tire,
the worn mother, the soldier, boy shot at
Vicksburg, the dead baby girl with eyet
like her father's, and the blind daughter,
when he heard a voice in tong. It wtt tht
strangely tweet and wavering voice of the
old mother yes, and there were the deeper,
shaky tonet of the old father. And this
was the song they sung:
Praise God from whom all blessings Hots
Praise Him. all creatures here belowi
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son ana Holy Ghost
And on the morrow the melancholy man
went away relieved of his burden oi trouble
throngh the efficacy of the faith cure. Or,
rather, he had not been cured of his sorrow,
but brought to a realization that he had
never known any trouble worth thinking
How mnoh Detter off we should all of us be
Who fancy wo'ro sadly distressed,
If wo could but wo cannot forever be free
From the troubles we've never possessed.
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While resting on the ttringpiece of an up
town wharf, yesterday, John Becher, Jr.,
discovered a card in a morning paper
announcing that he would be
buried from hit iather't house,
North Second ttreet, at 2 o'clock. Not
having been home for over two weeks he
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for the procession, however, and
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the doorstep. In due time the mourners
came his father, mother, sister and two
brothers. The women promptly fainted,
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Mrs. Becher recovered in a little while
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The authorities published a description,
which tallied exactly with that of John
Becher, Jr., whose family went to Glouces
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A PBBIIY GIBL KIDNAPED.
Two Men Foiled In an Attempt to
Away With Miss Lewis.
Wilkes baeke, Sept. 24. Special.
Two men in a carriage attempted to abduct
pretty Miss Lewis, 15 years old, of Bed
House, Lackawanna county, last evening.
The girl was walking to her home, accom
panied by her aunt, when the two men
overtook them. At Miss Lewis and her
aunt had some distance to go, they accepted
an invitation from the men to ride to their
journey's end. The moment the cirl got
into the carriaze the horses were driven off
at a breakneck speed, leaving the elder
woman standing in the road. She gave the
alann, Miss Lewis screamed, and the men
attempted to gag her.
Two mine boys, mounted on mules,
started in pursuit of the kidnapers, and
loon all the farmers along the road joined
in the chase. Miss Lewis' captors became
alarmed, and, stopping for a moment, set
her down on the road. She was unconscious
when fonnd, and has remained so since.
The police are searching for the men, but
have very little information to work
CHILE F02GIVZH BY TJHCLZ SAIL
The New Government to Be Invited to At
tend the Naval Beview at New York.
BAIT Fxancisco. Sept 24. Special
Preparation! are almost complete for the
sailing of the American squadron which
will take part in the friendly demonstration
which is to be given in the harbor of Val
paraiso. The minion to Chile has been
planned to show the Chileans that Uncle
Sam hat forgotten the late unpleasantness.
The ordert ori ginally sent to Mare Island
fixed Octobsr 1 as the day ot sailing, but in
structions wero afterward tent to have every
thing ready earlier.
The fleet will comprise the San Francisco,
Charleston, Boston, Baltimore, and possibly
the Yorktown. The vessels will stop at
several South American ports, bnt will
tarry longest at Valparaiso, where there
will be a general round of entertainments
and exchange ot courtesies: Admiral
Gherardi will invite the new Government
of Chile to participate in the review which
will take place in the spring in New York
SLOPED IH THE Q00O OLD WAY,
But the Parents Declare They WU1 Never
Bay Htaven Bless Yon.
WrLXESBAEBE, Sept 24. SptddL
John Dixon and Miss Harriet Mahoney,
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good old-fashiened way. The young folks
had long been lovers, bnt the girl's parents
objected to her marrying Dixon on account
of their difference in religion.
The Dixon familv, however, with whom
pretty Miss Harriet it a great favorite,
ttrongly favored the match. By their aid
a ladder was placed at the girl's bedroom
window at midnight, and she escaped the
vigilance of her parents. A fast.horse took
her and her lover to the depot, and together
they boarded a train for Binghamton, where
they were married. The Mahoneys say
they will never forgive their daughter.
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Peottdence, B. L, Sept 24. Lycnrgut
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