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THE" PITTSBURG DISPATCH, SUNDAY; 8EPTEMBEB " 25. -1899.'
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I'lTTSBUKG, SUNDAY, SEPT. 25. 1892.
AK EXAMPLE TOR PITTSBURG.
It is interesting to notice our neighbor
ing city of Buffalo putting on speed in the
procession of American cities. An ad
vertisement in yesterday's Dispatch
pave Fittsburgers some pointers upon
Buffalo's claims to present greatness and
creams of a roseate future. To a city
so like Pittsburg, which possesses the
greatest natural advantages for manu
facturing of any on the continent but
has not yet awakened to the desirability
of informing the world of them the
claims of Buffalo, boldly put forward,
should serve as a stimulating example.
Buffalo is a great lake port and point of
distribution. Without doubt its impor
tance in that particular will enhance. In
ten years it has doubled its population;
and now, besides its commercial attrac
tions, it talks of getting 120,000 horse
power from Niagara Falls, which its pros
pectus declares will be sold for "less than
one-fourth the cost of steam-power." TVe
Blight well look to our laurels here in
TVestern Pennsylvania if that claim could
But, however Buffalo may grow as a
shipping point, its expectations of cheap
power for manufacturing are doomed
to sure d.sappointment The water-power
of Niagara, transmitted by electricity, is
in the hands of a private corporation which
is not limited to any special charges. Not
until now hive 1 we seen the claim
anywhegrvmade that tlie jwater-power
-.Wrdr-be furnished by ' electricity
to Buffi lo at anything like "one
fourth of the cost of steam-power."
But no matter how cheaply it may be pro
duced, the fact remains that the corpora
tion vthich owns the power will charge all
it can get in the market In other words,
if there is now 120,000 horse-power pro
duced by steam in Buffalo, the Tunnel
Company will prefer to displace that by
furnishing it a little bit cheaper, instead
of going out to hunt new patrons at one
fourlli the price. The Tunnel Company
will make all it can out of its power, or it
is diffeient from any corporation of mod
Pittsburgers,therefore,can read Buffalo's
prospectus and fully believe there is a
good future before that city without los
ing any sleep over a possible rivalry. The
inexhaustible coal at our command
which happily no corporation has yet suc
c?eded in controlling guarantees that
Western Pennsylvania must remain tho
commanding site for manufactures. The
growth of Buffalo in ten years has been
great; but the growth of Pittsburg and
Allegheny in the same period has
been far greater while, as evi
dence of the business done, the
Clearing House returns of Pittsburg
are nearly double those of Buffalo. But
Buffalo has enterprise and pluck, as its
tunnel project and its free advertisement
of advantages show. If Pittsburg had
half as much determination and activity
in getting a ship-canal to the lakes, we
would have a growth here to which only
Chicago could compare!
It is from the intelligent efforts of places
of less natural advantages to advance
themselves that Pitisbuig must learn the
path of progress for itself in the future.
POSTPONING THE PRECAUTIONS.
The situation with regard to precautions
against the spread of cholera has under
gone a decided change during the latter
half of the week, in some respects for the
b"tttr and in some for the worse. The
520,000 of the emergency fund havingbeen
promptly pledged in Pittsburg, a meeting
of citizens in Philadelphia on Thursday
voted to drop the matter for the present
It is to be noted that Philadelphia has
heen strongly opposed to any extension of
quarantine precautions and the Ledger of
that city deprecates the interference with
the regular course of traffic and general
business. Inasmuch as the measures pro
posed by the State Board of Health would
be of the slightest possible interference
with business, this is a roundabout way of
expressing the Philadelphia conviction
that the mighty dollar is of more Im
portance than the preservation of the
public health. An idea of that sort in
Hamburg was followed by the most tragic
The change for the better is in the re
ported statement of Governor Pattison
that he wilt furnish the necessary funds
for the Board of Health, if an emergency
should arise. This is much better than
the Governor's former attitude of declin
ing to do or say anything. But the fact is,
that like' the Philadelphia action, it
amounts to postponing the preparations
for an emergency already within the
rauge of possibility. That is little short
of criminal negligence.
There is no panic in insisting that pro
vis.on should be made for the isolation and
care of cholera cases as s"oon as they ap
pear. On the contrary, it is the surest way
of preventing panic by taking away the
grounds for it If everything Is provided
for the work when it is needed, and the
work of sanitation and inspection goes
vigorously forward there is every reason to
hope that the spread of cholera will be
prevented. But if we leave all these
things to be done after the cholera breaks
out in the State, we are courting panic by
furnishing reason for it.
People who permit the business charac
teristics of the clan, or the political dis
trust of a wary politician, to hamper the
safeguards against cholera, are taking a
tearful risk; and unfortunately the risk to
them is no greater than the risk to every
person In the State.
A SUCCESSFUL MUDDLE.
Another complication is added to the
official ballot matter by the decision of
Attorney General HenseL The Secretary
of the Commonwealth having issued bal
lots in which the "groups" are divided to
the extent of making Congressional, legis
lative, judicial, groups, and a group for
each county office, Chairman H. D. Pat
ton, of the Prohibition party, writes to
point "a plain violation of the law."
If the law had been construed to mean
that the entire ticket of any party for the
State constitutes a group, the total of the
Prohibition vote in the State would not
entitle it to nomination by certificates.
On that basis it would be correct to pre
sent the candidates of that party as nomi
nated by nomination papers. But Mr.
Patton points out that when a group is
made for every legislative. Senatorial or
judicial district the Prohibition candidates
are entitled to recognition as nominated
by certificates in every district where the.
Prohibition vote reaches three per cent
of the total vote. Chairman Patton
point? out bo less than 91 such cases In
which the official ballot illegally describes
the Prohibition candidates as nominated
by "nomination papers" when they are
entitled to recognition "with the party
descriptive words or political appellation
at the head of each group."
This may seem like quibbling on a small
point But it is just as important a point
as those quibbles by which Messrs. Beeder
and Hensel got the efficial ballot into its
present muddled form. It Is the natural
result of the hair splitting that defeats the
purpose of the law, that an elector should
vote a straight ticket by a single cros3,
and makes him make a cross for each can
didate, down to the clerk of Quarter Ses
sions and Coroner.
If the men who had to settle this matter
had stuck to common-sense construction
they would not have got into the muddle.
At present it is a good deal easier to pick
flaws in the official ballot than it was be
fore Messrs. Beeder and Hensel performed
their great amending act If their pur
pose had been to muddle tha operation of
the law and make it unpopular, they could
not have succeeded better.
POWER IN THE WRONG PLACE.
There is one feature of the agitation
among the Chinese against the Geary act
which makes the reverse of a favorable
impression. That is the attitude of the
Chinese Six Companies, to the effect that
they can nullify the 'United States statute.
The Geary act was in the opinion of
The Dispatch when it was passed an
extreme and reactionary measure. But
that does not warrant the Six Companies
in asserting their power to veto an act of
Congress. While these organizations may
not be the strict counterpart of the Ameri
can corporations, the resemblance in the
matter of nullifying the law is altogether
too strong. The Six Companies declare
their power to assess every Chinaman in
the United States, at the same time that
they deny the right of the United States
to require the Chinese to take out certifi
cates of residence and be registered.
In other words, the Six Companies vir
tually assert tnat they possess governing
powers over the Chinamen in the United
States which they deny to the United
States Government If they maintain
that course long enough they may succeed
in convincing the public not only that the
Geary law is necessary, but that all the
Chinese, aud especially the sovereign Six
Companies, must be expelled from the
United States territory.
DEMOCRATIC STRICT CONSTRUCTION.
One of the interesting phases of the
campaign was presented by David Ben
nett Hill in his speech at Brooklyn in the '
statement that "the fundamental differ
ence between the two parties" is "that
one believes in a strict construction of
the Constitution and the other in a loose
Having set up the first claim for the
Democracy, the immortal David gives an
illustration of the strict construction in
dulged in by eminent Democrats. The
Democratic platform declares that to levy
tariff duties for any purpose except for
revenue is unconstitutional ; and theastute
Hill after cogitating the matter for four
months comes to the conclusion that th6
degree of unconstitutional protection in
volved in an incidental protective tariff is
all right In other words, the Hill method
of strict construction is to construe Demo
cratic platform utterances strictly by con
traries. Another point is pertinent in the same
connection. The strict construction adopt
ed by the Democratic Convention is that
of Calhoun, which construed the Consti
tution down to the status of a mere com
pact to be dissolved by the parties at their
pleasure. Here is something which may
throw some light on the construction
adopted by the Democrats of sixty years
ago. It is the plank adopted by the Dem
ocratic Convention of 1832, which nom
inated Andrew Jackson and Martin Van
Buren for President and Vice President,
Resolved, That adequate protection to
American industry is indispensable to the
prosperity of the country, and that an aban
donment of the policy at this period would
be attended with consequences ruinous to
tho best interests of the nation.
With these contrasts it is an obvious con
clusion that the exact result of Democratic
strict construction is something past find
STATESMEN A8 ACTORS.
The recent assertion of an English
writer, that Mr. Gladstone would have
been a great actor if he had taken .to the
stage, is discussed by the New York Bun
with a decided opinion in the negative.
The Sun thinks this country possesses
two political leaders who wouldhave been
powerful on the stage, Mr. James G.
Blaine and Mr. Bourke Cockran. Our
cotemporary even goes so far as to desig
nate the character in which those two
gentlemen could make hits; but Mr. Glad
stone, either in tragedy or comedy, it will
not have at any price.
It is not certain whether either Mr.
Gladstone or the American leaders will be
flattered at the intimation that they are
suited to the mimic stage. The sugges
tions seem to be offered in good faith and
prompted by admiration of their versatile
talents. But it Is not without rea
son that for many generations the
deadliest sarcasm which could be
leveled at a statesman was to
Intimate that he was an actor. The gibe
may have carried additional odium from
the low social standing of the stage in
times past; but there is a deeper reason
than that The essential characteristic of
acting is that it is the representation of
counterfeit sentiment and emotion. Now
the essential feature of genuine leadership
In politics is that, while the sentiments
may be forcibly expressed and the politi
cal arguments dramatically brought out,
they are genuine. To say that a woman
rejecting an attempt on her honor or be
wailing the loss of her child was a fine
actress would be little short of insult
The same logic applies to a certain degree
In the intimation that the force and fire of
the political orators are histrionic. .
Is the fact that we find Gladstone,
Blaine and Cockran spoken of as possible
actors to be taken as a measure of the rise
in the social status of tho stage or a de
cadence of the belief in the genuineness
of political sentiments and professions?
Mr. Labouchere's last deliverance on
English politics is an indication that the
versatile but soreheaded journalist is pre
paring to flop Into opposition. His criti
cism of the proposed policy of the Liberal
Government shows that the editor of
Truth is animated by that spirit which
vigorously searches for things to be cap
Mr. Labouchere's first point is that it
will be difficult for any sane man to vote
that the Irish after tbey have their own
Parliament shall remain full members of
the English Parliament It would be diffi
cult for a sane man not ruled by a
grievance to assert that because a country
or section is given a local legislature it
shall have no representation In the im
perial legislature. If the argument is that
Ireland, having control of her own local
matters, should not share in local legisla
tion concerning England or Scotland, the
manifest conclusion is that England or
Scotland' should have local legislatures
also. It Is now admitted that a great de
fect of Mr. Gladstone's first home rule
bill was that it left Ireland without repre
sentation In the British Parliament, which,
Mr. Chamberlain was ready to point out,
meant complete separation.
Mr. Labouchere goes further and asserts
that tho people are tired of homo rule
and only voted for it as the manifest
method for reaching other reforms. This
is a different story from what we heard
from Mr. Labouchere while he was fight
ing for Liberal success as a possible Lib
eral Cabinet member; but it recognizes
that the English people voted for home .
rule as coming first on the list of reforms
while Mr. Labouchere wishes the other
reforms. To wind up, Mr. Labouchere's
assertion that Lord Bosebery needs
watching in connection with the British
East African Company completes the pict
ure of the man with the sorest head on
the face of the known earth.
This writer has made game of the weak
nesses of other people with great success;
but he never presented a more striking
picture of human frailties than in his
own departure into captious criticism
since he failed to get that Cabinet position.
A TOO LOFTY PROJECT.
That English railroad plan which is to1
span the continent from ocean to ocean is
announced on a scale that awakens long
sleeping memories except perhaps in the
minds of those who had to settle up the
complications of the last project of that
kind, This railroad is to be built on the
grand scale of 5100,000,000 being spent
between New York and Chicago and
$600,000,000 between Chicago and San
Francisco. It is to turn neither to the
right nor to the left for any city, but as it
runs within a few miles of Chicago and
Cleveland it will graciously admit those
cities to its facilities by connecting thera
with side-tracks. "When. we come to a
river we will bridge it," says one of the
promoters, "and if we cannot go over a
mountain w.e will bore through it, no mat
ter how longH may be."
This is very imposing to those whose
memories do not run back into the '60's.
For in that decade another railroad enter
prise made a temporarily Imposing im
pression on the country. The Atlantic
and Grpat Western Riiiway was the pro
totype of this latter-day project It was to
be built by .English capital, and hundreds
of thousands of dollars were no object in its
construction. Like the new scheme it
would not go to the cities. The cities
were to come to it, as the projector of
1892 puts it The elder line turned neither
to the right for Buffalo nor to the left for
Pittsburg; but by tho time It reached the
latitude of Cleveland it began to recognize
the importance of going where the busi
ness is to the extent of leasing a branch
road which connected it with Cleveland.
It is a significant fact that this branch
road is the only part of the system which
has ever paid a profit The whole road
has since then been struggling with (he
various phases of bankruptcy, and the
dates when the condition became too
much for it are marked by its various
changes of name.
Railroad constructers as a class have
been wiser since then. They have seen
the necessity of going for business to the
points where the business originates.
That is the reason for their struggles to
reach Pittsburg, which originates a larger
tonnage thau any other city in the coun
try. But it seems from this late announce
ment that after a quarter of a century
the old foolishness is revived at least on
paper. It requires no gift of prophecy to
foretell the results if such an enterprise
were really carried out The railroad
which undertakes to reconstruct the traffic
of the country will itself be the only sub
ject of reconstruction. If this project
were not too loftily minded to come to
Pittsburg it might have a chance of suc
cess. But, as it isannounced, the investors,
if there should be any, will be proper
objects of sympathy.
Since the Democratic organs of to-day
are contradicting one another in thelr.in
torpretations of the party platform, there is
little wonder that they have audacity
enough to claim political descent from
national leaders ot the past who were en
tirely opposed to the Democratic polioy of
It is a sad but trrie commentary on human
nature that every political organization has
one standard of purity for Itself and another
for its opponents.
Cleveland as a man of letters not to
say a man of note should know that tho
easiest way to get lid of a difficult duty is to
pei formic HU party cannot agree on the
Chicago platforin,and he ought to give them
an opportunity ot being united by his letter
Passengers with a penchan t for Euro
pean clothing will find that fumigation is a
more costly process than the inspection by
Seven prisoners broke jail at Rochester,
New York, and three at Paris, Maine, yester
day. Tilts sort of tiling is becoming so com
mon, that it looks as though criminal intel
ligence is progressing more rapidly than that
of Jail architects and officers.
HcAlebr, who is the regular Republi
can nominee in the Third district or Phila
delphia, is making stump orations for Cleve
land. It would be hard to decide whether
In him than in.
Notwithstanding that it will soon be
three months since ho was a delegate to the
National Convention that nominated Wea
verand Field, Powdorly still intends to snp
port them I Snch steadfastness is admirable
In a world of change.
What with milk poisoning at Cincinnati
and soup poisoning in Chicago, a man's only
chance or living will soon lie in starving
himself to death.
If there were half as much attention paid
to the prevention ot railroad wrecks as has
recently been expended in excluding chol
era, there would he a wonderful decrease in
fatalities among travelers.
One of the most familiar figures in the
world of American popular mnslo passed
away with Pat Gilmore's sudden death.
The New York police force has at last
been obliged tostait a newspaperon its own
account. The Patrol will see that tho incor
ruptible officers of the law get their dues
Garbage should be collected and burnt
by the city, and no arrangement short of
that can give permanent satisfaction.
Haying done so much to demonstrate
the advantages of protection. Pock would
find some difficulty in explaining how he
can consistently vote for free trade candi
dates. Anarchists are meeting with shorter
shrltt thau usual, but tho courts still fail to
suppiess the ever-multiplying trusts'
It would pot be" at all out of place for
that teal estate congress to vay some atten
tion to the value of good country roads and
There seems to be more differences of
opinion within the Democratic ranks than
in all the country outside of them.
There is no better time than a Presi
dental year for the special cultivation or
true patriotism, and Columbus day should
be made the most of , all over the country.
Wildcat banking would do for unsocial
stability Just as free trade would do lor
Ameifcan industrial prosperity.
Big Chicktes was an appropriate birth
place tor a woman who lived a hundred and
Dalzell has spoken and the local cam
paign should show a corresponding increase
CELEBRITIES IN CL0YER.
Among the new cadets at West Point
are a son of Goneral John Pope and grand
sons of General Sherman and General C F.
Mrs. Hannebal Hamlin, the widow of
the late Vice President who served with
Lincoln during the war,is a most Intellectual
and lovelv woman. She lives in the old home
stead at Bangor, Me.
The marriage of Prince Ferdinand of
Roumanla and Princess Marie, daughter of
the Duke or Edinburgh, will take place on
January 1, at Sigmaren, Prussia.
Miss Jessie Harlan- Lincoln, the
daughter of tho Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, has
entered the Iowa.Wesicyan University in
Mt. Pleasant, la., and will take the classical
Joel Chandler Harris, the Southern
dialectician and litterateur, sails for Africa
in December, it being his purpose to revisit
the little coast town of Joel, wheie he
was born of missionary parents January 13,
DR. Heinrich Pudob, once director of.
the Dresden Conservatory, and a popular
writer on music, thinks his country is be
coming de-Germanized, and has there
fore started an extreme nationalist weekly
Dr. William Percy Austin is claimed
to be the oldest Bishop of tle English
Chuich in point of service. His field of
labor is the diocese of Guiana. He is 85
years old, and has been a Bishop for half a
Me. X, B. Blackstone, President of the
Chicaeo and Alton Railway Company! Mrs.
Blackstone and Hisses Snow and Jonei, of
Chicago, have arrived at the Savoy Hotel,
London. They will sail from Southampton
for New York eaily in October.
Emteror William has had a retnm of
his old ear 'trouble. His general health is
excellent, buc His-Majesty's spirits are
much depressed. Several specialists have
been called in consultation and pronounce
tho cause of tho return of the old trouble to
be the effect of a cold.
Gus Harry, believed to be the last of
the Narragansett Indians, died last week at
Old Mystic, Conn., and was buried in the
burial ground of the tribe, near the village.
Till the laat he would have no dealings with
tho Pequots, of whom there is a large reser
vation near by, because they were enemies
ot his tribe.
WALLED IN BY COBAL.
NntiTCS Found on the Hidden Plateau of a
Very Little Island.
A curious discovery has been made on the
Island or Eitaba, one or the Trobrland
group, off the northeast coast of New
Guinea. A great many sailors passing
this little island have imagined
that it had no inhabitants because
they saw no evidence of human occu
pation. Sir William McGregor, the Adminls
tiator or British New Guinea, says the island
litis an at ea or only five or six square miles.
On all sides it presents a low and slightly
sloping rnnrgtn, usually about a quarter ot a
mile broad, covered by heavy timber. Within
is a precipitous coral wall which can be
ascended only at a tew places. The bank
rises to a height of 300 to 100 leot. Once at
tho top the visitor finds within t 1 wall a
plateau which occupies the wln... of the
center ot tile lsianu aim is uom an to iwieet
below the coral wall surrounding it.
There about 1,000 natives live and till their
gardens. The lien, chocolate colored soil
yields them an ample supply of food. They
aie completely protected fiom the
wind by the tocky rim that incloses
their plateau. The island seems to
have been an atoll which was
lilted above the sea sovoinl hundred feet, so
that the atoll ring now foims the coial wall
surrounding the plateau. On this elevated
and almost Inaccessible plain are IS
villages, each of which contaius
over 20 housos. Sir William McGregor
says the natives cave him a most pleasant
reception. He found it difficult to travel
through some villages on account of tho
yarns, cocoanuts, mats and other arti
cles that were laid down before him
for his acceptance. Theie are no inter-tribal
hostilities, and it is not possi
ble lor the natives of other islands to
oppress the penplo, because on thelrplateau,
naturally fortified us it is, they ate inacces
sible to hostile tiibes. The drainage of the
plateau is excellent. There are great cavi
ties in the coral wall, through which the
rainfall filters and makes its way to the sea.
TJHIVIBSITY SITDENIS STBKE.
Boys TVIU Leave Unless Their
Editor Is Reinstated
GitEXKOASTLE, IsD., Sept. 21. The excite
ment and confusion at Dapauw University
is inci easing houily. The editois of the
Mirage met tho faculty for the third
timo last night, and were held from 8 v.
ii. until 3 this morning. The dl-cusslon'was
heated. The faculty refused to consider the
board as a unit and fired the editor-in-chief.
The boys rebelled, and the xneoting ad
journed. At noon to-day an indignation meeting of
the boys of tho college. was held. They
asked to meet the faculty at 1 o'clock, and
demanded that the editor-iii-chier be
reinstated, or about 200 would leave to-morrow.
,The Mirage is a college publication,
distinguished for artistic cxoullonce and
excoriatloru The last issue hit the Board of
Not Quite Placated Yet
St. Louis GIobe-Democr&t. -
Hill is a Democrat to the oxtcnt of six
columns, and a Cleveland man. la the de
gree Of two perfunctory lines.
there is more; inconstancy
those who nominated him.
CAMPAIGN NEWS AND COMMENT.
The confusion caused by Attorney Gen
eral Hensol's ruling on the Baker bajlot law
has by no meaus abated. Chairman Patton,
of the Prohibition. State Committee, lias
written an open letter to Secretary Harrity,
saying: "Having received a oopy of the of
ficial ballot as you propose to certify it to the
respective Boards of County Commissioners
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I
desire to call your attention to tho fact that
it is a plain violation of the provisions of
sections 2 and H of the aot of Assembly ap
proved June 19. 1891, commonly called the
Baker ballot act, in the following particu
lars, viz.: First The second section of the
said act provides: 'That any convention of
delegates, or piimary meetvngof electors, or
caucus held under the rules of apolitical
party, or any board authorized t6 certify
nominations representing a political party
which, at the preceding election, polled at
least 3 per cent of the largest entire vote for
any office cast in the State.orln the electoral
district or division thereof, for which such
primary meeting, caucus, convention or
board deslies to make or certity nomina
tions, may nominate one candidate for each
office which is to he filled m the State, or in
Bald district or division, at the next en
suing election, by causing a cer
tificate of nomination to be drawn
up and filed as hereinbefore provided.'
Section 11, which prescribes the form of
ballot, provides that 'In case of nominations
made by a conventon of delegates or other
wise as described in section 2, representing
a political party, which, at the election next
preceding polled at least 3 per cent or the
highest entire vote cast in the State or
electoral district or division theieor for
which such nominations are made as de
scribed in section 2, the names of all the
candidates so nominated by such political
party ahull be ananged in groups as pre
sented in the several certificates of nomina
tion, under tlio designation of the office, with
the party descriptive words or political
appellation at the head of each group.' This
language makes it clear that the Prohibition
party is entitled to have its political appel
lation, to-wit: 'Prohibition,' at the head or
each group of candidates nominated by cer
tificates ot nomination, in all the Congres
sional, Senatorial, lepiesentntive, judicial
districts and counties in which the Prohibi
tion party polled 3 per cent of the largest en
tire vote for any office in the electoral dis
trict or division theroof."
Hensel's decision revised the Baker
ballot law, arid now tnere is an apparent
necessity for somebody to revise Hensol's
In the letter of Chairman Patton to Sec
retary Harrity, after quoting the law as
noted above, the Prohibition leader names
ten Congressional and a larger number of
Senatorial and representative districts, in
which the cold water party is entitled by
the proportion of the vote to file certificates
of nomination. He concludes his communi
cation thus: "One of two things is inevita
ble under the present form of ballot that
you must refuse to certify and throw out all
those nominations made by the Prohibition
party by certificates of nomination in those
Congressional, Senatorial, representative
and judicial districts and counties that
had 3 per cent of the largest vote
cast and that have made nominations in
that way, and thus disfranchise the Prohi
bitionists in those districts contrary to the
plain provisions of the law, or else you must
certify nominations made by 'certificate of
nomination' as having been made by 'nom
ination papers,' contrary to the plain pro
visions of the law, depriving the Prohibi
tionists in these several districts and coun
ties of the light to vote their ticket by a
cioss mark opposite the political party
nanieor gioup. In the name of the 25,000
Prohibitionists of Pennsylvania I enter my
protest against the present form or the bal
lot that you propose to certify to tho com
missioners ol the several counties or this
Commonwealth." Chaliman Patton has
made out a good prima facie case against the
Reedei-Hensel lorm or ballot, and it will be
stranue if he lets the matter rest in its pres
ent shape. The courts may have an oppor
tunity or passing on the arrangement of the
names on tho official tickets before they are
used in November.
There are two Congressmen at large to
be chosen in Pennsylvania this year, but
yesterday there was printed in Pittsburg a
so called sample Baker ballot, for the pur
pose of educating the v.oters, which con
tained tho heading, ''Congress at Large
Vote for One." .
The Harrisburg Stir-Independent expresses
its opinion of the Hensel ruling very vigor
ously, saying: "Let those who are doctoring
the Baker ballot law have a care least they
distort Its phraseology, alter its modus
operandi, garble its plain wording and so
mix it up generally as to render astute
lawyers unable to comprehend what it en
joins on a voter, and as a consequence mak
ing it utterly beyond the capacity of the un
learned in such' matteis to proceed in the
exercise of the ballot. It ould not surprise
many people if before the Novombor elec
tion the Suprome Court is called on." The
Harrisburg Telegraph is not behind in point
ing out the faulty features of the
revised form of bailor. It javs: "For some
unaccountable reason Chairman Beeder and
the Philadelphia politicians, who manipu
late things, did not consider Secretary Ilar
rlty's action with approval. Possiblv they
may have found in the ballot, as originally
constructed, aimoumes in manipulating me
vote of Legislative, and Congressional dis
tricts. Possibly thev may have anticipated
an increase of trouble in completing the bar
gain by which a Free Trade Democrat, to
the shame or every decent Republican, is
put upon a Republican ticket. But, what
ever may have been their reason, they fur
nished Attorney General Hensel Just the
opportunity he destied,"
If the question of the proper arrange
ment ot the official ballot is to be taken into
the Courts, the test should come as soon as
possible. Election day is now only a few
The Bepublican managers in New York
are watching every move of Tammany, and
are letting no opportunity for work escape
them. State Chairman Keohet says: "We
are not hunting Democratic ballot thieves
with a torchlight procession and a brass
band. There will probably be a con
ference every day between Bepublican
leaders from now on until No
vember 8." Joe Manley, of Maino,
who will be at national headquarters until
election, says: "I have not been in New York
long enough to becomo thoroughly ac
quainted with the situation, but I have
great faith in the general outcome or this
political contest. Of com se, I believe that
Mr. Harrison will bo re-elected President.
The Blaine Republicans, as you are pleased
to toim a portion of the Bepublican party,
will do as earnest and effective work in this
campaign as they would have rendered had
Mr. Blaino been the standard bearer. W9
Blaine men have been educated to loyalty to
the party. Wo believe that our duty Is to
stand by the principles or the party tegard
less or the candidates to bo elected to fill the
various positions or responsibility and trust.
I do not know of a simile prominent Blaine
man In the country who Is not going to do
his level best to secure the election or Har
rison and Beld and .the tiinmph ot the
Salty. We believe with Tom Reed that the
est thing in- tho woild is the Republican
President "Jack Bobinson, of the Re
publican State League, Is endeavoring to
get all of the prospective Gubernatorial
candidates to attend the club convention at
Willtamsport this week. Invitations have
been sent to Hastings, Stone, Watres, Mou
tooth and others, whose names hare been
THE .Democratic State convention in.
South Carolina was so much afraid that its
own electoral nominees might vote for
Weaver or some one else but Cleveland,
that the following resolution was adopted:
"That any and every person nominated by
this convention as a Presldental eleator
shall, within ten days after the adjourn
ment ot this convention, file with the Exe
cutive Committee of the Stato Democratic
party at their office in Columbia a pledge in
writing that he will, if elected as suoh elec
tor, cast his vote for Grover Cleveland as
President and Adlai E. Stevenson as Vioo
President of the United States, and in case
any such person so nominated shall within
the said tlmo refuse or fail to do so the said
Executive Committee is hereby authorized
and required tp nominate in each instance
some other suitable person, who shall by
them be required to give such pledges: and
such poison so nominated shall be the noini
'nee 01 the Demooratio party for L'residental
elector." The Democratic party in South
Carolina must be in a precarious condition
.when suoh an iron-clad resolution is neces
sary to secure tha fealty of the party's elec
tors to the national ticket.
In Ohio each party column on the Aus
tralian ballot has a pictorial emblom for
the benefit of voters who cannot xead. The
Republican design is the eazle, while the
Democrats have adopted the rooster.
SULLIVAN'S LATEST A SUCCESS.
London Takes Kindly to the Comic Opera
Produced Last Night
fET CABLE TO THIS DISPATCH.
Loudon, Sept. 21. Copyright. "Haddon
Hall," Sullivan & Grundy's new comic
opera, was produced to night, at the Savoy,
and was enthusiastically received by a
crowded house. The Duke of Edinburgh,
suffering from a bad cough, and the princi
pal society people in town were present.
Sullivan, who conducted, received an ova
tion, but his pallor was a relic of his Illness.
The scenery was delightful, representing
Telbin's old EnalisU hall, a dream of pas
toral beauty. The stage was a p.irterrp of
uunois, UIIU bilta CU91U1UC9 were Dright and
pretty. Grundy's cynicism, an abundant
example of satiric humor afforded bv the
Puritans, who strike for "oight hours' moan,
eight hours' sigh, eight hours' groan and
eight hours' pay," made the opera a success
before tho end of the first act, Sullivan be
ing at his best and the music full of inci
Carte invented something altogether new
in stage thunderstorms; and Sullivan a new
orchestration accompaniment. This was
the feature dnring the second elopement,
when forked lightning played throughout
the scene, thence a sudden transition into
the most brilliant ballroom scenes ever pro
duced. The Puritan provide the fun of the
opera, this part being a hit at the radicals
and social purity faddists. All the artists
acquitted thomsetves well, Rutland Barring
ton, as Restive, a disgusted Roundhea'i.belng
fitted to life, and Lucille Hill, as Dorothy Ver
non, being very effective.
CONSIGNED TO J0HK WANAHAKEB.
Now York's 400 Own Most of the Sweating
Shops In New Jersey.
Newark, N. J., Sept. 21. Deputy Labor In
spector Callan, or the Stats Bureau, has
made a report to the Essex Trades Council
regarding his work among tho factories of
Newark. In the teport beaays:
"One important matter I want to call at
tention to is the sweating system adopted
by tenement house tailors, which was the
subject of an important paper at the Hart
ford convention. It was shown that they
work, eat and sleep in the same room, work
ing from 6 a. m. until 11p.m. The Governor
ot a neighboring State detailed two or his
inspectors to examine into the system and
drive them out of tho State. They found
that most of the houses were owned by New
York's "100," and nearly the entire output
was shipped to John Wanaraaker, of
Philadelphia. They are driven out of New
York and numbers of them liavo located
here. It will be well to endeavor to induce
the next Legislature to enact a law prohibit
ing the sweat house system."
LOTTO'S HEAD OF C0LTMBTJ3
Chosen for the Obverse of the World's Fair
Wjishisotos, Sept. 21. Director Leech, of
the Mint Bureau, received a telegram to-day
fro'm Mr. Barber, an engraver attached to
the Philadelphia Mint who was sent to Chi
cago to confer with the World's Fair author
ities in regard to the souvenir coins, saying
that an acreoment had been reached. The
design adopted for the coin is the Lotto'
head of Columbus for obverse andCaravet
and two globes foa reverse.
It is probable 1,000,000 or these coins will
be minted before the expiration of the pres
WEI8SERT THE YETERAN.
Captain Weissebt's selection as Com
mander will be indorsed by every soldier in
the country. Baltimore American.
captain Weissekt is a popular man in the
Grand Army circles or the Northwest and
his selection will be universally approved.
Ohio Slate Journal.
It Is one of tho pleasant features of Com
mander Weissert's election to the chieftain
ship of the Grand Army that the eholce was
made by acclamation Boston Globe-
Milwaukee gets there! The National En
campment or the G. A. B. Has done well in
elevating A. G. Wefssert to the proud post
or Commander in Chief. Evening fViscontm.
Captain Weissert, the new Commander in '
Chief of the'Grand Army of the Republic, is
the kind of man that democratic organiza
tion delights to honor. Philadelphia Ledger.
Weissert, the new Commander of the G.
A. R., was born in Ohio. If there is a man in
this country who was not born in Ohio he
has successfully concealed the fact from the
people. Chicago Mail.
We have no doubt Commander Weissert
will vindicate the wisdom of those who
chose him, by acclamation, to this high and
responsible post, and that bis administra
tion will be entirely successful. AVto York
All alike recognize the appropriateness of
the selection, not only in view of the
splendid record wbioh Commander Weissert
mado during the war, but of his long, active
and ever-efficient devotion to the Interests
of the Grand Army. Washington Post.
Captain A. G. Weissert has an'experlenoe
in responsible positions in the affairs of the
Grand Army ana a legal eminence which
will qualify him admirably for the duties
of the station; and the fact that he was
chosen to it by acclamation, without a dis
senting voice, assures an harmonious ad
ministration which should redound to the
best interests of the organization. PAifo
A 0,000,000 Feet Ohio Gasser.
ZANE3VILLE, Sept. 21. SiieciaL The
Zanesville Natural Gas Company, composed
largely of Pittsburg parties, have struck it
rich in Pleasant township, Fairfield county.
Thoy tapped a gasser yesterday that thus far
is flowing so strongly that nothing can be
done with the appliances on hand. The yield
is stated to be about 6,000,000 feet a, day. The
company has options on a field 15 niilo.n in
extent, and will begin realizing on their in
vestment by piping the gas to this city.
Slow Progress of the Delamater TriaL
Meadville, Sept. 21. Proceedings in the
Delamater trial were dull to-day, the efforts
of the prosecution being confined to prov
ing the value of property. At noon an ad
journmnt was taken until Monday after
noon. From present appearances the trial
will consume the coming week.
Canadian Fisheries a Failure.
Quebec, Sept. 21 The fisheries at many
points along the coast and the St. Eawrenco
have bepn a complete failure this aeason.and
in consequence large numbers are selling
out and leaving for the United States.
Won't Pose as a Type.
It is understood that when Chaunoer Da
pew takes the stump he will quarantine all
references to "typical Americans."
DEATHS HEBE AND ELSEWHERE.
Caroline, Marchioness of Abergavenny, Eng
land, If dead.
Hattie Leslie, of Buffalo, champion female
pnglllst and wreatlcr of the world, died in Milwau
Mark Lacet, a tclearaph operator In the office
of the National Transit Company, died Friday
evening at his residence In Glenfieul.
Major Stewart, who was on Grant's staff dur
ing the war and a member of Rawlins Post, of
Washington, died then- suddenly Friday.
Mrs. faUSANXUSK, of Xew CasUe, widow of the
late Henry Lnsk, and who had many relatives
among the prominent people of that section of
the Slate, died Friday morning. She was ei years
Antitoxt McGovern, a McKeesport mill work
er, died suddenly In bis elialr yesterdar. He was
sitting reading, apparently well, when lie sud
denly reeled back and dropped dead. He was about
40 years of age, v
THE aged father of H. B. Jacob. Superintend
ent of the U estern Pennsylvania Institution for
the Hllnd, died at his home In Lancaster county
Friday. Mr. Jacobs was one or the oldest resi
dents of Lancaster county.
Gideon D. Hixon died Friday at LaCrosse.
Wis., of neuralgia or tbe heart, aged 66 years.
Mr. Hixon was President or the Hannibal Saw
mill Company and the LaCrosse National Bant,
He leaves a lortunc estimated at f I.S0.OM.
CHAhLES EKIS. a well-known cltlien of North
Braddoct, died Friday night of typhoid fever.
For some tline several of the members of tho Free
Methodist Cbdrch Invaded the chamber of th tick
man and held RTivals. and the doctors say t!
hastened tbe man's death.
THOSE CANALS ON MARS.
rWRITTRN TOB THE DISFATCH.1
At the present time there is an nnniaal
interest manifested in the topography of
our planetary neighbor Mars. The excep
tional nearnoss of this perlheliac visit lias
directed attention to him from every
quarter of the earth. Astronomers of high
and low degree have impressed, glasses of
large and small caliber into star-gazing
service and the laity can only stand by
with expectant interost, while these people
assay to unravel the great mystery of the
There seems to be some confirmation, from
the great Lick Observatory of Schiaparelli's
great Marstan "canals" and their bisecting
and "geminating" tendency. It is Interest
ing to know that what the Milanese astrono
mer "averred that he saw 13 years ago. now
receives conclusive confirmation, although
the only significance thero is in this is that
he really saw, ai he thought he saw, bat it is
pot In any sense confirmatory that his
definition of what he saw and others now
see is correct.
Know Little About the Moon.
Let us indulge in some observations, and
at tbq same time let us not be flighty,
though the subject be rather aerial, but let
us be calm and easy, as ir discussing tho pro
posed Ohio River an d Lake Erie Ship Canal.
Our ruddy neighbor has a diameter that is
only a little more than one-half that of the
earth. That is to say, while our earth
has a diameter of about 8,000 miles, that of
Mars is .1V milei. As against our circum
ference of 21,000 miles, our celestial neighbor
has 13,339; miles, or about twice the clrcum
ference ot the moon, but the greater near
ness of this last mentioned luminary to our
earth is such as to make it seem 63 times
larger than the red orb or tho great "canals."
Now it seems remarkable that so much
more should bo known of Mars than ot the
moon, and strange, too, that we shoald
know anything at all as to the absolute
physical condition or our satellite, since we
ure still so much in tbe dark on some or the
commonest physics of the earth. Verily
there must be something in going away from
home for honor! It is ns if we got from the
credulous stranger what our neighbor, who
knows us well, would deny to us. With the
moon so near that it is apparently 63 times
larger than Mars, the wonder is that
our satellite has not been completely dis
sected. Yea, and with the earth right under
our feet, how unanimous and how lucid we
are not as to Its method of formation, its
geological changes, its evolution of lire and
forms ind especially as to its anthropology.
The Changes on the Planet.
But let us consider more particularly the
suppositious Marsian "canals." These are
subject to most remarkable shrinkings and
expansions to a degree that la to us utterly
Inexplicable. Not only are these immense
channels subject to wonderful transforma
tions, but lakes and considerable seas also
present the same changing phenomena.
This inexplicable metaraorpbois, however,
is only such, if we attempt to associate such
evident phjsicnl commotion with the pres
ence or higher man. It i not difficult to grasp
the causes of the earth's earlier chance of
aqueous and other outlines, that resulted
in establishing continental cemeteries; but
it would knock all scientific inclination
silly to so utterlyignorenature'ssynthetical
procedure as to attempt to associate
with the emergence and submergence of
continents, the presence of a highly de
veloped, refined and mathematical human
with a most transcendent grasp of the
profits of commerce, amid such an unstable,
CanalsT What under the canopy could
Bach humans want with canals when the
water surface on year with another might
varyTrotn 200 to 500 leet in altitude!
CanalsT ir we assume that tbe adult Mar
sian is 11 feet hizh, that he weighs 7 tons
that his muscles are as large as a stove pipe
his nerves as an 6U well cable, that he has a
bushel basket- full of brain, has the "sand"
or a wildcat, and the activity or a red squir
rel, be would need all this more, to excavate
trenches hemispherical systems of them
some or which are 3 353 miles long, 135
miles wide and of a deptu of which, how
ever, the astronomical deponents are silent!
Must Do Things on a Big Scale.
Says JL Camille Flammarion: 'It is
sometimes only of three degrees, or 111
miles, tor small and very narrow canals."
Yes, that is to say, when these cigantlo
Marsians dig a small trench to drain a corn
field the excavation is as wide as from Pitts
burg to Akron, O., and if only a short line
nffuir, might reach from Passamaquoddy
Bay to Lake Ponchartrain!
Oh, there is nothing small about these
Marsians, not even the lasts over which
their shoes are made.
We have only one thing on earth Chat will
match them, and that is the adjustable and
elastic imagination of tbe men who amuse
themselves and astonish the earth playing
with a tube and curved glaises.
We are assured that our entertaining
neighbor is much older than our earth, and
there is every reason to believe that the
information is correct, for on the exact and
precise age of the earth there is a unanimous
unanimity, an agreeable argument and a
concurrent concurrence that is touching to
Aider? Why, certainly. While we hesi
tated and slung mud at eaoli other about
digging a canal, such as the Marsians have
to carry away the slops or their kitcheni a
canal across the ridge that divides the Ohio
Valley from the Great Lake basin they
would dig through the Andes Mouutains.and
ao it as an appetizer lor oreaKiasr,
Not a Mere Question of Seeing.
But, for a clear and comprehensive
knowledge or the stages or terrestrial man,
together with the conditions of his en v iv
ronment, an acquaintance with terrestrial
geology Is imperatively neces-ary. How
can anything bo reared if there be no foun
dation on which it may bo based? It will
surely be discovered before anything very
definite is detei mined that the problem of
planetary humanity, or stellar humanity in
general, is more of u celestial Inter-geological
and anthropological question, than a
merely astronomical one, for what
is the mere seeing of signs
if we be not equipped to in
terpret their significance. Not one of
these astronomers, so far as tbe writer has
been ?ble to learn, has proposed to Invoke
the aid of a compiehensive anthropology and
one at least, of popular prominence, in some
of his utterance?, has disclosed a wolul lack
of knowledge of the rudiments of common
geology. Nature produces tens or thou
sands of acorns to each oak tree that she
firoduccs, thousands of life-germs for each
iving lorm sho produces, she al
lowed eons of ages to pass ere she
invited man to tread the earth,
and she allowed eons more to pass, before
he stood one iota higticr on tlie plane of
utility, than many another animal. She has
infinite time, space and material and she
can afford to have and beyond a doubt does
have, many spheres whlrlingin space, whose
conditions are such, that no highly do v cl
oned 'ifo can respond to them. If It be a
fact that Mars is the theater of such tremend
ous physical transformations, the careful
gcolosist ana anthropologist can see nothing
whatever to indicate there, tho presence of
man. The entire question is as much ono of
sense as of science. N.
Looking Into the Russian Seizures.
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 21. Tho Dominion
Government has just been notified by the
British Government that a British man-of-war
has been ordered to at once proceed to
Viadivostock. Russia,1 to investigate the re
cent seizure of Canadian vessels by Russian
AVest Virginia's Newest Tunnel.
Hu:.tington, W. Vx, Sept. 21. SpeciaUl
The big Hatfield tunnel, on tbe line of the
Norrolk and Western Railroad In Logan
county, has been completed and track was
laid from" each end, connecting the link of
stoel that now binds Norfolk, Vo., to Chi
cago. The People's Encampment.
Tho next great crowd that goes to Wash
ington will be to witness Harrison's second
A. LOVEICS FANCY.
The withered brown leaves lie
In clusters beneath ber feet;
They were glad to fade and die
To make her pathway sweet;
And each scattered flake of snow
In amorous longing seeks
To melt away in the glow
Of her warm and crimson cheeks.
Ana the rays of the setting son
Steal ninety Dlllloa miles
To catch a sight of one
or her rare and brilliant smiles;
And tbe stars of evening tight.
At the close of tae dying day.
To be first to greet her sight
With a feeble twilight ray;
And tbe dull old earth rolls on
With a slow and steady gilt.
And his solemn mind upon
Ills sneet and precious freight.
No wonder he seems .irrald
To e ter the comet's race;
He Is bearing a queenly maid
Through me dlny realms or space.
Bury Soaaine, in Mia England Majaiim.
Textiles are first in Prussian Industries.
The velocipede was invented by Drais
The nails on amputated fingers often
continue to grow.
But li per cent of Bulgaria's popula
tion Can write and read.
The Crusaders stormed Jerusalem with
the aid of wooden towers.
Thirteen millions sterling have already
been spent on the Manchester ShiD Canal.
The Turks, in the final siege of Con
stantinople.employed catapults and bolistas
side by side with cannon.
There are 15,000,000 adult male inhab
itants of the United States and 2,000.000 col
ored, Chinese and Indian inhabitants above
the age of 21.
Japanese doctors never present bills to
their patients. They await the patient's in
clination to pay, and then thankfully accept
whatever snm "is offered.
Sal ton late, which so suddenly appeared
a few months ago in the Colorado desert,
has entirely disappeared, and its bed is now
covered with luxuriant verdure.
The Rothschilds smoke Henry Clay's
,'Sobrauos," which cost 5 or 6 shillings each.
Thev are wrapped in gold leaf and packed
in little inlaid, cedar wooU cabinets.
The center of population in this coun
try, which at the close of Jefferson's term
was 10 miles northwest of Washington, is
now 1! miles east of Columbus, Ind.
Platinum is the most infusible of all
metals, melting only before the oxv-hydro-gen
blow pipe, or In a very powerful blast
furnaco. Its fusing point is 1,770 C.
The fathers of New Guinea sell their
daughters for an ax apiece. Down in New
Guinea when a blushing maiden favors a
young man's suit she slyly murmurs, "Ax
The organist at a Cardiff church found
several or the notes soundless. An exami
nation revealed the fact that no fewer than
six birds, including a robin, bad built their
nests in the pipes.
The Government makes no charge for
coining. The only mint charges are for
melting, parting, refining, etc., and for al
loys. A certain scale of charges is fixed ac
cording to the work to be done.
The greatest day's run of an ocean
steamship was 515 miles. Tne steamer in
question wa3 662 feet long, and had pre
viously been known to make 500 miles per
day for three days in succession.
In England, notwithstanding that in
oar own dependency or Malta the hangman
receives jESO a year from the British Govern
ment, no executioner has had any official
status since tbe death or Calcraf c.
The Central Pacific Bailroad has some
monster engines- in use ou the western end
or its route tnose made at the Sacramento
shops in 1S83. Each or those gigantic loco
motives weighs, exclusive of tender, 123,000
In connection with the Egyptian na
tions, the Gnostics, as well as some of the
early Christian fathers, spealcor Christ as
the scarabseus and symbolize him as a man
with a beetle's head. The Egyptians always
embalmed this sacred insect.
A valued possession of the President of
the Masonic Veteran Association is a call-
bell that was cast from chirpings from tbe
famous old Liberty Bell of Philadelphia. Ic
has been rung in many lodge-rooms and al
ways amia. great entnusiasm.
No President of the United States was
bom in New York City, but two of the 2:
died there. One President, one ex-Presiden
and one occupant ot Presidental office du
ing mo period ot lour years ior wuicn n
opponent was elected survive the contes
oi more tnan a century.
There were, according to the Pederi
census or 1B90, I.VKt.OOO male Inhabitants o!
voting age in New York two years ago. Of
these 633,000 were foreign born. About two
thirds of them (116,000) were naturalized,
22.C00 had taken out their firt papers and
192,000 were at that time aliens.
Both the Kurd3 and the Cassacks be
lieve that Aiarat is guarded by an unearthly
being and that no man can ascend the peak
and live. They have a somewhat contrary
opinion, however, a9 to what kind or spirits
are on guard, the former claiming that the
devil is guard supreme, the latter that
angels are on watcb.
But little mention is made of breakfast
in ancient history, It being a simple meal, in
striking 'contrast to the luxurious dinner.
The Greeks ate but two meals; the first at
mid-day, the second at evening. The first
was generally composed of fruits and light
wines, tbe heat of the climate rendering
more hearty food distasteful.
lime. Adam, editor of a Paris journal,
says that there is an emancipation of' the
young woman of France caused by their in
terconse with English and American visit
ors. They are no longer chaperoned on
every occasion, their manners and oustoms
have undergone great c ban-res, and thoy are
Anglicized ana Americanized to a great ex
tent. The earliest chest was simply the trunk
of an oak tree scooped out and cut down the
middle, one-half serving as a lid. which was
at first kept closed by a strap or leather,
and later by one made or iron. As late as
tne lonrteentn century tne oat cnest, in ad
dition to being a repository for valuables,
served. as a seat and sometimes also as a
There is a touch of humor in the fact
that mosquito and musket are from the
same root, the Latin word for fly. One
comes through the Spanish mosca, a fly; the
other probably through the Italian. The
popular notion that tbe Mosquito coast of
Central America gave name to the Jersey
pest is probably an inversion of the true
Attention Is called to the fact that the
present Is the first time for half a century
that New England has not bad a representa
tive in the Cabinet, excepting only about
five weeks under President Polk, nnd dur
ing the summer of 1S71, between the resigna
tion of Secretary Richardson and the ap
pointment or Postmaster General Jewell by
There is a curious group of rocks near
Milan which form the oft-described "Na
ture's City." An irregular mass of rocks
some 200 feet high resemoIe3 a cltadeL Be
low are five depressions, of which one is a
gigantic amphitheater, and the second a
necropolic, a third a parade and the fourtli
a regularly laid out city quarters, with pub
lic monuments, gates, streets, etc
IXIGHT3 INTO FUNNTD03L
He was a very absent-minded man?
Iamverrfond of fruit," sha said. "I just
dote on lemons."
yes," be replied, "yon know the saying
Sweets to the sweet." WaiMnnton btar.
This life is like a game of cards,
And most of us arc chumps;
For when we think we're going to win,
Tbe other man holds tbe tramps.
"That youDg man of yours is named
Mark Antony, I believe."
It isn't very pleasant for a man to hare to toe
the Mark, but If he comes around here any morel
am afraid I mm'Indlajuipolis Journal.
THE BETOEMED X1T.
For weeks I'd watched his downward path,
And grieved much at his ways ;
For. when we reap the aftermath.
We learn sin never pays.
The race track was his Joy by day.
The poker game by night.
He was the gayest of the gay.
The tightest or the tight.
Bat now these vices make him wince;
He treats them with a frown;
For no one could be better since
His wife is back in town.
Sew Tort inn.
Younglove Er er I have come, Mr.
Pater to ask for er-er tbe
Pater Ummph !
Yonnglove (scared) For -the hand of yonr
Pater Thunder, my boy, what did yon come at
me that way for? Certainly; of course: take her.
I thought you were going to borrow my ticket to
the races. Chicago Hews Becord.
The difference 'twixt pants and trousers Ii
(I think no ono has said it).
That pants are always sold for cash
And trousers bought on credit.
Dftroit Free Press.
Maud I think it is too horrid for any
thing. Here I've looking over the side of tbe ves
sel ror hair an hour and can't see It.
Hubby Can't see -what, my dear?
Maud Why. 'he equator. The Captain sal
we wars crossing it, Apart Jtovunu.