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Stood tbe Treatment.
Portraits byDeGriin -with sketches of 'Ms
POLITICS OF THE DAT.
OTHER SPLENDID fEATURSS -ARE:
Ghosts ia a Well
How a section or Virginia Is wild -over a
very remarkable superstition.
Astronomy III Fad
A Pittsburg business man has put a for
tune into an observatory for publlo bene
fit. E ugl&nd's Mails
Hemy Tuckley finds Victoria's postoffleo
employes are paid about one-half what
Uncle sam's get.
Stole From Himself
Troof tliat the lamous Guy de Maupassant
plagiarized from bis own novels.
E1I Perkins investigates it in China and
tin ows a sidelight on theosophy.
Domes ofPure Gold
Frank G. Carpenter describes chnrches of
Kusta in which millions on millions are
Women as Doctors .
Columbian University at Washington lias
decided to exclude the fair sex from its
The Cholera Scare
Howard Fielding tcllsits humorous phases
and Kill Nye booms a country town.
Fashions of Paris
Marie Jonreau sends sketches and descrip
tions of what she sees in the French capi
tal. BRIIilAXT SCIENTIFIC, LITERARY,
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PITTSBURG. SATURDAY. OCT. 8. 18S2.
THE BALLOT MUDDLE.
The muddle into which the Baker bal
lot law threatens to cast the election
prows worse rather than better day by
day. The latest thing the device of
milling the ballots so large that it is
equally impossible to get them printed
and to handle them properly after they
sue ready for voting is the most remark
able step in tbe effort to so discredit
ballot reform as to produce a universal de
mand for its repeal. The effort is certain
ly a success in thoroughly discrediting the
law under its present administration. It
is beyond dispute that if any ballot re
form law is to be distorted in passage,
misconstrued in applying and muddled in
execution as this one has been itiamuch
bttter to do without it
It must be recognized that the managers
have succeeded in getting the law in such
a thorough and utter muddle that extraor
dinary and urgent steps are necessary to
prevent a wholesale disfranchisement.
The opinion of Mr. Shiras that if the
voter is not furnished an official bal
lot he has the right to present and
vptc a ticket of his own is important as in
d eating a method of defending Individual
rights. But as that Involves a practical
nullification of the law it is plain that
unless the managers find away to dis
entangle their own snarl a special session
of the Legislature should be summoned to
repeal the law.
If that is done it is vital that there
slkmld be a clear understanding of the re
sponsibility for the burdening and break
ing down of ballot reform. It has been
done by the politicians from first to last,
and obviously for their own purposes. In
the first place the law was twisted from
its purpose by the Senate amendments
designed expressly to hamper independent
political action. Next by the joint action
of Democratic and Republican politicians
the provisions of the act were violently
misconstrued. Finally the monster ballot,
for which the Democratic State officials
are responsible, threatens to resolve the
whole business into a break-down. As The
Dispatch has heretofore pointed out, if
those .engaged in this business desire to
break down and defeat the law they could
not have gone about it more successfully.
It is worthy of notice that there is no
requirement in the law for such a mon
strous poster as the Secretary of State has
(prescribed. The standard of the law is
.that the ballot shall be not less than four
by six inches, and shall leave room for tbe
'voter to designate Ms choice by a cross
mark. A space equal to two lines of the
size in The Dispatch is large enough for
such a mark. A page of The Dispatch
would afford room for the printing of over
five hundred names, and that is a quarter
the size of the announced ballot
- 'It is p'ossible that a way out of the mud
Mlr rTi ilsi Mi ii ilii r
dle can be found, If the State officials will
reduce the size of the ballot It they will
not do that, a special session of tbe Legist
lature will be needed to set the matter
ANAKCHTST "WORK AT HOMESTEAD.
The resort to Anarchist methods at
Homestead, by the attempt to blow up a
boarding house in which workers in the
mill were lodged, cannot fail to react se
verely on the cause of the union men. It
was, as is usual with resorts to dynamite,
of the most cowardly and despicable char
acter. It had not the poor virtue of the
courage shown by Anarchist assassins
who venture their own lives to kill others;
but was a nocturnal and pusillanimous at
tack on sleeping men and hardworking
A cause that Is supported by such acts
cannot command public sympathy. We
are glad to credit tbe assertion of tbe
strikers that none of them were engaged
in such work. But it is asserted on their
behalf that it was probably done by a
"sympathizer." "When a conflict finds its
sympathizers among those who are willing
to commit crimes whoso murderous char
acter is only exceeded by the cowardly and
nocturnal manner in which they are per
petrated they alienate from themselves
the sympathy and goodvwill of all who
have any interest in the maintenance of
good order, the protection of life and the
supremacy of the law. TTnleS3 the Home
stead people can put a severe stop to such
outrageous acts they can write the epitaph
of their strike as one which alienated
public sympathy by the violence and law
lessness of its sympathizers.
No pains should be spared to discover
the cowardly and murderous men who
perpetrated this outrage. When they are
found It will bo a subject of regret that
the severest penalties the law affords for
their offense will be inadequate punish
ment JUDGES ABOVE PABTISANSHIP.
There is a decided gratification in the
evidence afforded by the decision of the
Wisconsin Supreme Court in the appor
tionment case that the Bench rises above
partisanship. Two Democratic and two
Republican Judges concurred in declaring
the last apportionment of the Legislature
invalid because it does not obey the con
stitutional requirement that the' State
shall be divided into districts as nearly
equal in population as possible.
Tho same superiority to politics was
shown in tho Michigan case where Chief
Justice Morse, now the Democratic can
didate for Governor, overruled the Demo
cratic apportionment, declaring that
"there is no higher privilege granted to
the citizen of a free country than the
right of equal suffrage, and thereby to an
equal representation in the making and
administering of the laws of tbe land."
Partisan greed has cost one special session
in Michigan and will cost two in Wiscon
sin; but that is trivial beside the value of
these assertions of the constitutional right
of equal representation and of the superi
ority of the Bench to partisan legislation.
The fact that Chief Justice Morse, who
wrote the Michigan decision, is now the
Democratic candidate for Governor, would
be a strong argument in favor of his elec
tion, except for the obviou3 consideration
that it is well to keep Judues of sucb ster
ling independence on the Bench.
TOO MUCH CHEAPNESS.
The discussion of the probable railroad
rates to be offered excursionists to the
World's Fair reveals an alleged prospect
of very cheap railway fares. Some rail
road men say the probable rpte will be
from eight to ten dollars for the round
trip. A considerable number of raijroad
authorities hold out the prospect of five
dollar round trip rates, while a few, in
cludingthe superflously good Colonel Shep-i
ard,-of New York, declare that tbe rail
roads will come down to the unprece
dented figure of one dollar for the round
trip, and make it pay them by running
trains carrying-five hundred excursionists
to the train.
It is reasonable to suppose that a five
dollar round trip rate for the carrying of
large crowds en masse will ba fairly re
munerative to the railroads. It would also
be cheap traveling for the public. It was
considered a great reduction when it was
made for excursionists to the National
Democratic Convention; and if the same
rate were thrown open to the public next
summer it would enable tens of thousands
to attend he show who might be deterred
by a higher rate.
But we are inclined to view the talk of
a dollar excursion rate with suspicion. It
may possibly be offered in good faith; but
it has about it the surface indications of a
gift of the Greeks. When such extraordi
narily cheap rates are heard of in railroad
circles they are generally the outward and
visible sign of an attempt to dragoon the
railroad lines generally into a combination
to maintain high rates. If the dollar rate,
as talked of, should be followed by a com
bination to exact a ten or twelve-dollar
rate it would be a modern example of
promising bread and giving a stone.
If the railroads can make a profit on a
dollar excursion rate to Chicago it demon
strates that ordinary passenger fares are
wildly extortionate. The Dispatch has
frequently expressed Its opinion that pas
senger rates should undergo a reduction
commensurate with' that which has taken
place in freights; but it has not expected
the railroads to furnish their own demon
stration that their usual rates are so ex
ceedingly exorbitant as this would signify.
TOO OBVIOUS FOB SUCCESS.
The New York World notes with glee
the extension of fusion of tho Democrats
with the People's party to North Dakota
and Idaho. It uses laudatory terms of
the "sacrifice of personal ambition" to
effect a "union against the common
enemy." The exact meaning of this is
that the People's party in the Northwest is
being worked for the express and now
unconcealed purpose flf aiding the Demo
cratic party. The Third party movement
there takes no other aspect than that of
an adjunct to Democracy under another
name in the hope of catching the votes of
But the ex-Republicans of the North
west are hardly to be imposed on by such
a shallow disguise. The attempt to
wheedle them into tho Democratic annex
will be most likely to restore the old party
Female suffrage would probably strongly
favor the latest design of ballot sheets, for
the samples would be extremely convenient
for making dress-patterns, temporary win
dow screens, putting under carpets and
various other household uses. But, then,
these are not exactly tbe ostensible purposes
for which the sheets are required.
The evils of a fluctuating and utterly un
reliable currency would be felt by people of
all Kinds, and nothing but the desperation of
the Democratic party could have called for a
return to wildcat banking.
Lady Frederick Cavendish andtht
Duchess of Bedford ought to know some
thing of the haVitsor the British! aristoc
racy. And they expose a condition of affairs
that should find plenty of work for Lady
6etnerset to do In her own class In her own
Philadelphia must be getting rid of
Its old-time slowness, but the process ap
pears to be painful from the nnmber of
prominent business men who have com
mitted suicide there lately.
One of tbe best reasons for the summer
travel of Americana in Europe is found in
tlie fact that thoy are glad to get home again
to a oountry where abject misery and pov
erty are, thanks to the benefits of Protec
tion, conspicuous by their absence.
It is satisfactory to know that the water
taken from Highland reservoir is pure and
wholesome. Bat constant watchfulness will
be necessary to keep it so during the next
And now New Orleans is to have a big
chicken light. That city must be about the
mose progressive in the country. Or at
least It is to be hoped that It is, if carnival,
prize fights, cock fights, lotteries and so
forth be the signs of progress.
The Eskimos on their way to the World's
Fair will arrive at Boston in a few days, and
ought at once to bo interviewed as to their
opinions on culture, baked beans and prize
Hoosiers are complaining because the
ballot sheet In Indiana is two feet Jong. A
comparison with the size of the papers in
Pennsylvania ought to make them thank
ful that they are not neaily so badly cir
cumstanced as they might be.
Thh late, not to say the very late,
lamented Christopher Columbus lias -a
larger following than any or the Presidental
candidates. And he was not American-born,
There is little to choose between the pur
veyors of olectrio light and those who deal
in natural gas. From the householders'
point of view, the ways or the one are not
calculated to bear the light and tho others
are fit subjects fur roasting.
The object of the new, ballot sheets
should not be the maximum consumption of
paper with tho minimum of convenience to
the voter, but Just tbe contrary.
From all accounts Tammany's methods
have lost none of their wonted crookedness
since the formation of an alliance between
the most notorious spoils hunting maohine
and the man who professes such deep anxi
ety for civil service reform.
Venezuela appears to be doinir its best
to attract American attention, and unless it
be careful to respect American rights it will
get more than it wants.
Difficulties experienced in the selec
tion of a Democratic candidate for Hew
i ork's Mayorality s'lnk into insignificance
beside the obstacles in tbe way of honestly
secnrlng Democratic Presidental electors in
the Empire State.
Free Traders are hard up for campaign
funds now, and they may expect to be even
more embarrassed Dy a want of votes on No
Confusion to the Third party has been
the chief itsult of iusion. so fur. And that
strange, heterogeneous unknown quantity is
apparently destined at an early date to re
turn to the oblivion from which it tried so
hard to emerge.
Technicalities of tbe law aside, the
man who gets someone else to pay his taxes
ought in all equity to be deprived of his
Now that Mr. Charles Mitchell has been
sentenced to two months' hard labor as a
punishment for his brutal bullying, the
readers of the English language will be well
rid ot his blatant boasting for a Beason all
too short. ,
Voters have to turn over a new leaf this
year. It puts tlie old common-or-garden,
leaves altogether iii the shade.
A severe course of expensive freight
wrecks without the loss of life or the in
jury of men would perhaps open the eyes or
railroad companies to tho necessity for im
provements in their running systems.
Such men as Tennyson are international
in their greatness and universal in their sym
pathies. WITH FAME AND .FORTUNE.
Herr Laseer, the famous Berlin chess
player, is a dapper-looking younggentleman
with a studious air.
Late advices from Lake wood, N. J., say
that Edwin Booth, the actor, has recovered
slightly after his last attack of sickness.
Emperor William left Potsdam yes
terday for Weimar, wliero he will attend
the golden wedding celebration of the Grand
There will soon ba celebrated at Scran
ton, Pa., the golden jubilee of BlshOD
O'Hara, with one exception the oldest Cath
olic priest in this country.
The German Emperor's money matters
have steadily grown more harassing. He is
said to be so deeply involved with money
lenders that tho court officialsliave difficulty
in getting their salaries.
Mr. T. Jefferson Cooleoge, the Amer
ican Minister to France, is in Venice. He
will piobably continue traveling in Italy
for a lew weeks unless some important
event recalls him to bis post iu Paris.
A PIECE of tapestry, the' work of Miss
E. J. Stearns, of Washington, has been hung
in the rotunda ot the Capitol at Washing
ton. It represents General John A. Logan
rallying the Union tioops at Atlanta.
Madam Schliema and Dr.Dorpfeld,
who were sent by the German Government
to make excavations on the supnosed site of
ancient Troy, were obliged to postpone
operations on account of the cholera scare.
Pierre Loti thinks the mania for divid
ing literature into schools, calling this
writer a naturalist, that one a realist and so
on, is somewhat silly. He prefers the old
fashioned way of classifying writers as
either good or poor ones.
' Elihtj Veddeb, the well-known artist,
was employed by the director of decoration
at the World's Fair, Mr. Millet, to assist in
'that work. In the few weeks he has been in
Chicago he has made Initial sketches for the
four panels in the art palace, which were as
signed to him. '
PERSONS WHO COME AND GO,
Miss Mande Davis, with "Peck's Bad
Boy" Company, is the guest of Mrs. Dr.
Rowan. 160 Third avenue. Miss Davis is
only 17 years old, and has been with this
troupe two seasons.
Captain Joseph Walton returned yester
day irom a three months' tour in Europe.
He visited all the principal cities.
Max Drey, President of the Charleroi
Plato Glass Company, is registered at the
F. M. Axton, the shipbuilder of Browns
ville, is stopping for a day or two at the Cen
tral. James M. Duffy returned last evening by
tho Chicago limited from Harris burg.
Frank H. Taylor, of London, England, is
a guest at tbe Monongahela House.
Harry Skillinger, the oil man of Butler,
Is stopping at the Anderson Hotel.
Plttsbnrgers.in Hew York.
Nbw Tore, Oct. 1. Special The follow
ing Pittsburgers are registered at tbe .hotels
here: W. B, Rhodes, Firth Avenue; J. Cald
well, C. E. Speer, H. H. Westlnghouso. Wind
sor; L. . Clark, H. G. Duff, Hoffman House;
J. S. Clarke, Everett House; L. Dyer, Broad
way Central Hotel; J. E. Gerhard, B. O.
Mason. Ashland House; G. F. Greenwood,
Bartboldl; C. F. McKenna, Astor House;'
8. B. Rogers, International; E. W. Belfom,
Mr. J. Dalzell, Westminster; T. M. Carnegie,
Gllsey House: A. and W. Kennedy, Holland;
E. F. Mason, Morton House; Mrs. W. H. Bea,
W. H. Rea, B. 8. Law, Imperial; C. H. Bead,
St. James Hotel; J. u Bead, notel Bruns
wick; H. C. Saual, Sturtoyant House.
CAMPAIGN NEWS AND COMMENT.
"Keep an eye on calico," is a favorite
expression of Irrepressible Buckeye Demo
crats these days. Tbe remark is rather non
committal, but Is intended to mean that
some sanguine members of the party of
free trade believe their Acause has made
progress In the State of Sherman and Mc
Elnley. It Is difficult to Imagine on what
ground this idea is based, unless it
is the propensity of Ohio for doing
the unexpected In politics once in
awhile. Ex-Congressman Ben Butterworth
called at the White House theother day, and
afterward said ho bad no doubt Ohio would
give Harrison and Eeld an overwhelming
majority, as that State had always been re
liably Bopublican. "While Ohio is not ex
treme on tho protection idea," said he, "the
State is none the less earnestly in favor of
the protection system, and has also always
been equally sound on tbe. currency ques
tion. The idea or supplanting the present
system by the old State bank system will
not find favor in our State, I am sure, and
that is true generally in the West. The
trouble is tho Democrats have always been
extiomeon tho money question, and w.111
not stop on any middle ground, while the
Republican party hasbeen conservative and
safe on all propositions concerning the cur
rency. Of course, gentlemen like Senator
Hill are trying to hedge, bnt it won't do to
say to tho American people that a national
convention does not mean what it says as
our iriends the enemy are attempting to ao.
I have no doubt what wev lose in one place'
wo will more than make up in another.
But ono thing is certain, Ohio is going to re
main in the Republican column."
f . .
TnE remark: "Where am I at?" which
Third party Congressman Tom Watson, of
Georgia, attributed to a Democratic col
league, would now apparently apply very
pertinently to Mr; Watson himself.
The Philadelphia courts, while holding
that taxes may be acceptod by the Treas
urer when paid by political committees,
does not decide that suoh payment is good
for voting purposes. Judgo Briggs' ruling
in full was tii follows: "The Tax Reoeiver Is
a revenUo officer whose duty it is to roceive
taxes and to give receipts therefor, but it is
asked that the tax collector should decide
whether the money tendered to him was the
money of the taxpayer himself. There was
no suoh right vested in the receiver nor in
the court. The ground upon which the
court was asked to grant the restrain
ing oider was that the person receiv
ing the receipt might uso it for somo
ulterior purpose. We might Just as well
be asked to restrain a person fiom moving
from one division to another on the allega
tion that when he had removed he might do
something wrong. Tne court could no more
do that than it could restrain tbe Receiver
of Taxes from accepting money tendered to
him in payment of taxes and giving receipts
therofor. The court Is not deciding whetuer
a tax paid in this way would entitle a man
to vote. That is a very different question
andir I had time to give utterance to my
opinion on the subject of tho elective fran
chise I might coincide with much that
Judgo Briggs has said, hut the question be
fore the court Is a narrow ono, and, nuder
all circumstances, it must refuse to grant
the injunction prayed lor."
Not a single Republican candidate for
Congress has yet made an appearance in
New Toik City, a fact for which the recent
Democratic gerrymander is doubtless in a
large measure lesponsible.
Interest in the situation in the Empire
State will be on the increase from this time
on, and vigorous claims will bo made by the
leaders on both sides. Senator Uiscock
says: "Everything is going our way np the
State, and If ever I conld seo a victory in
the air I do now. The Republican party in
New York was nover better organized or
more thoroughly harmonious in every quar
ter. Thero is not a symptom or discontent,
and everyone is working with his fellows for
the election of Harrison and Reid. I do not
know or n single disgruntled or inactive Re
publican in all Central New York." On tlie
other hand, Senator Carlisle says: "I think
Mr. Cleveland will carry New York beyond
any question, and I found many well-informed
Republicans of the same opinion
while theio a few days." He thoueht from
five to seven districts of Michigan
would go Democratic, and that a Demo
cratic Governor would be elected. Russell in
Massachusetts and Atgold in Illinois ho
thought were certain or election, ana there
was a good fighting chance in many or the
Northwestern States. He and Judge
Gresham had a conversation some time ago,
in whioh the Judge had expressed great dis
satisfaction with the Republican tariff Usue,
and said that if they did not lecede from it
ho had cast his last Rcpuolican vote. Sena
tor Carlisle was not surprised to nee It re
ported that Judgo Gresham would vote for
Cleveland and Stevenson. Judge Gresham
was a couseivative man and would not be
led off by tho now party.
Ex-Governor Campbell has sufficient
ly recovered from his last year's encounter
with McKinley to piomlse to cross the Penn
sylvania lino nnd make two speeches for
kite-shaped track Sibley in the Erie-Craw-lord
district. He will be on the stump Octo
ber 13 and 14 at Meudville mid Erie. This
will practical Iv be tho opening of tho Demo
cratic campaign in Western Pennsylvania.
That it is not necessary to attack ex
Attorney Genoral Wayno MacVeagh per
sonally to point out the mistakes of his
position, is shown by the Philadelphia Pu&
tc Ledger, which sijs: "Hon. Wayne Mac
Venghhas Joined hands with Judge Gresham
and Judge Cooley in declarations favorabla
to the Presidental candidacy of Mr. Cleve
land. These are all names i of eminence in
the list of Republican statesmen; they are
the names of men whose character, achieve
ments and patriotism have conferi ed dis
tinction upon their party. In tho fullest
meaning of the phrase, Mr. MacVeagh is
a publicist. With regard to anything that
affects or concerns tbe happiness and pros
perity of nis countrymen helms not only
thought, but felt deeply. He has'refusod,
us others as intellectually strong ns h
himself did not, to tolerate or exouse a
wrong against the people; he has always
indignantly rebuked and aggressively
contended against it. He is too honost and
blunt a man to be conservative; his integrity
makes him radical. It is his lino sense of
publlo virtue, his love of country, that
makes him contentious, that places him in
the fore front with those who Have wrought
with tonguo andpenror good government
and for honest politics.- We fear that Mr.
MaoVeagh, astute leasoner as be is. has per
mitted the real point of issue to escape his
notice. Tho vital issue or the campaign,
virtually the only Important ono, is tbe
tariff, as Mr.'Clevelaud is as certainly com
mitted to honest, pafo financial principle us
is Mr. Harrison. Upon that issue tho Presi
dental contest of 1892 will be fought and de
cided, and it will be determined not by how
this or that candidate, or thistor that dis
tinguished political leader interprets the re
spective platforms or tlie two parties, but as
tho great body or the people interpret them.
Assuming that both platiorms.mean what
they say, tho meaning or each is so clear as
to need no oracle to interpret it; even Mr.
MacVeagh's 'average Voter' !an do it as well
as the wisest."
Under the direction of the National
Committee, Bepublican orators in rural dis
tricts hand out to their audiences a bundle
of the old 8tato bank currency. It always
comes back to the platform. Then a dollar
bill or two of tho present day is handed
down, and it never comes back.
In speaking of the Baker ballot muddle
the Harrisburg Star, Independent, says:
Everywhere in Pennsylvania there con
tinues to be an uneasy feeling on the subject
of the Baker ballot law, the most intelligent
and experienced voters, as well as the least
educated and inexperienced, regarding it as
an imposition and a stumbling block in the
way of a successful exercise of the elective
franchise. There never was such universal
disgust within the State over any law en
acted by the Legislature thereof, and what
adds to the general displeasure is that tbe
statute is regarded by great lawyers as un
constitutional, and, therefore, good citizens
believe It to be an imposition on their po
litical rights and an outrage on their per
sonal feelings. Just what the result will bo
in contests of the November election after
it has been held is hard to tell, but that such
litigation will bo bad many olear-sighted
men are convinced. As a present muddle of
an election before it has been held the new
la w is certainly a factor of all sorts of possi
Possibly when the Georgia Democrats
get through counting they will announce
the exact figures of that majority.
A Bather Pertinent Question.
Minneapolis Tribune. 1
Whitney will try to bring about a meeting
between Hill and Cleveland, so the gossips
say. With or withoutilovest
OCTOBER - 8, 1892.
NOT 10 BE FB0ZEN OUT.
Colored Odd FeHows Pay an Extortionate
Price for Marine Band Music
WAsmifQTOjr, Oct. 7. Special Several of
the members of tbe famous Marine Band
declared emphatically last week that they
could not be induced to play at the head of
a negro procession. Finally one of tho Ger
man members of tbe organization of a
thrifty disposition suggested that If tbe
negroos wanted the band there might be a
chance for speculation. "How many pieces
do thoy want?" inquired ono of the band.
"Twenty-flve," was tho reply. "Tell them
we will serve them for $500: that's 120 for
each Instrument. It is more than they will
stand, so we can get out of playing lor
them," said an Americanized Italian.
The subject was freely discussod In the
bandroom, and the general feeling among
the members was aaalnst playing Jorthe
colored Odd Fellows. The next morning
the colored Committee on Music visited tbe
barracks to ascertain what arrangements
could be made to secure the baud. The
committee appeared to bo very anxious to
make a deal, bnt tho members or tne band
never for an instant dreamed that the $300
prioe would be accepted. When the ques
tion of expense was raised the committee
accepted without a murmur, so the Marine
Band marched at the head or the colored,
Odd Fellows' parade yesterday.
A HEASUEE AGAINST FAMINE.
The Anti-Monopoly fiiU Which Will Prob
ably Become a Law In Mexico.
Crrr o Mexico, Oct. 7. There is much dis
cussion throughout Mexico, especially
among ranchmen and farmers, over tbe
anti-monopoly bill presented to Congress,
and which is likely to become a law. The
measure is for the taking possession of the
stocks of cattlo, cereals and other articles of
first necessity, which are private property,
bv tho Governors of the respective States
under the following basis:
"First All persons wboypossess stocirs or
cattle, cereals and articles of first necessity
in quantities specitlcd in regulations at
tached to this law shall present a detailed
statemoht thereof to tho authorities of their
"Second When the said stocks bavo been
'taken possession of -a valuation shall be
made, each party appointing an expert, and,
in case or dlsagieement, an umpiie shall be
chosen. The said valuation shall be made
in view or tho qnantitles named in state
ments and the value thereof rnling previous
to the present crisis in the scarcity of food
products of tho country."
MTEAGII, THE MUttWTJHP.
Wathe MoVeaoh is out for Olevoland. If
Cleveland can stand it the Republicans will
be grateful. Grand lipids Herald.
Mr. MoVxAon has had his say. Bus
whether it will help Mr. MoVeazh or Grover
Cleveland is very doubtruL Philadelphia
The decision affects precisely one vote
that of Mr. MoVeagh hlmseir. His bolt can
not bo called a thunderbolt. Philadelphia
Another Mugwump, Wayne Mc Veagh, has
announced his intention of supporting
Cleveland. The next thing we know Grover
will come out for hlmselL Evening Wis
consin. The Republican party has survived tbe
withdrawal of tho discontented or the dis
appointed before now, and been able to elect
its Presidents without their aid. Detroit
Tire arguments Mc Veagh uses are rather
those of a campaign speaker than of a
lawyer trained to appreciate the valne nnd
force of the losuo before him. Baltimore
Mit. Watse McVkaqh has at last plncked
np enough courage to become a Mugwump.
Stanch old Simon Cameron was not far
wrong when he said that his son-in-law was
a fool in politics. New York Recorder.
Jtrsr what oflleo the Hon. Wayne failed to
corral under tlie Harrison administration
does not yet appear, hut like Don Cameron
he has for some time held a high place in
the ranks of the unappreciated. Ohio State
The letter or Wayne Mc Veagh, stating why
ho will support Cleveland, is a work of su
poreroaatlon on the part of that gentleman.
It has about as much importance as an an
nouncement that the Dutch have taken Hol
land. Tolido Elad;.
The ex-Attornoy General is a good lawyer
out or politics, nnd so was not a bad man in
tho Cabinet, except when his force of intel
lect carried him beyond the bounds of his
department. Then he was fonnd unservice
able, exceptas an entertainer; When he"
consents to vote, he counts one. Brooklyn
Abolished the Cane Bush.
Pbhtcetos, Oct. 7. At the recommenda
tion of the Athletic Executive Committee
of Princeton College, a mass meoting was
held yesterday and it was voted to abolish
the annual cane rush.
Working In Another Field.
There is a suspicion that the dearth of
American poetry is due to the fact that most
of the poets have become campaign orators.
Keeping Them on the Jump.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 1
Dodging the platform gives the Demo
cratic leaders all the exercise they want
A Change of Gait.
Grand Baplds Herald.
Weaver's stumping tour in the South has
developed into a sprinting matoh.
DEATHS IIEKE AND ELSEWHERE.
Mrs. Mary A. Wray, Actress.
Mrs. Mury A. Wray, said to be the oldest
representative of the American stage, dleilatlier
home In Newtown village. N. Y.. on Wednesday
evening, aged 87. Her maiden name was hetan
and in 1828 she married Mr. Wray. Shortly after
lier marrlaze she made her first appearance on the
stace as a dancer. In the Walnut Street Theater
In Philadelphia she ptsyed with Kdwln Forrest In
"Macbeth." On her return to New Yorlcsliewas
at the Old Bowery Theater in New Tork for six
years, where she plajed In the same cast with the
father or Edwin Booth. She made a Southern
tour with a cjmpany in which Joseph Jefferson and
John Ellsler appeared In Charleston. In 1818 she
was a member or the Seguln Opera Company and in
1864 she retired from the stauo One or her sons,
Billy Wray. a minstrel, was lost in the burning of
tne steamer Evening btar while on the way from
New York to New Orleaus In 1806.
Thomas Semans, Fayette County.
'Thomas Semans, one of the oldest citi
zens or Fayette county, died at his home in South
Union township Thursday morning. Mr. Semans
bad been sick but a short time aud his death was
rather unexpected. Ho was born In Unlontown,
April 16, 1S0S. He learned the tannery business
and operated a tannery In Soutli Union townshln
for 4S years. He was married tbrce times and was
the father or 15 children. He was Horat Arch
Mason, prominent in lodsco and chapter, and,
served one term as District Deputy Graud Master.
He laid the comer stone or the old Court Hocse
that was built in 1846 and was called upon to lay the
corner stone or the new Court House, now being
Miss Elizabeth A. Edwards.
Elizabeth A. Edwards, one of the best
known teachers In the ward schools, died at an
early hour yesterday morning at the home of her
brother. Fred W. Edwards, In Braddock. Miss
Edwards taught the Infant class In tliePeeble's
school. Twenty-third ward, for 1 years. She had
been sick for some time aud bad not returned to
her work this year.
Butus K, Wisstow, the well-known Cleveland
ship owner, died suddenly at his boinc In that city
Mlle. Zoxlxia. who was tbe first female to do
the double trapeze act and leap for life act iu Amer
ica, Is dead in Montreal at the age of 33.
Edwabd Dillok, a variety comedian, who for
a doz'Mi years was associated with Henry Doyle,
was uron ned ner Portland, Me., recently.
John MnnuTWEATHicn Ttnslet, colored, who
was born In Itlchmond In 1783. died Wednesday in
Toronto, whore he bad lived for the past fO years.
Joiar, A. Faff, a well-known citizen of Beaver
Falls, was found dead In his bed yesterday morn
ing, having died a natural death. He-was aged 63,
anu formerly lived In Plttsbnrg.
Dn. Dunxili, died in tho Uenera Hospital at
Kingston, Ont, Thursday Trom dropsy, ne wai a
veterinary surgeon and served nnder Jeff Davis la
tbe Confederate ranks. He was a Canadian by
Lottie Sinclair, iho sonbrette. died recently
In Boston aged 27. She went on the stage in x
children's "Pinafore" troupe, and since 1882 bad
played In the laudcvllles anil various farce come
dies with her husband. Frank Kennedy.
Hon. Albert G. Wakefield, one of the most
eminent lawyers In Maine, once a Mayor of Ban-
5 or. and a member of the House orKepresentatlves,
led Thursday ereulng. aged 81 years. Next to
Hannibal Hamlin ba was Bangor's most emlneut
JEWEIS AND CIVILIZATION.
Women of the Nineteen Century Have a
Weakness for Barbario Splendor The
Latest Things In Kings and Combs A
Wedding; Anniversary Gossip of So
ciety. It is the opinion of some people that the
wearing of Jewelry is a taint of barDarism
still lingering in the nature of humanity or
femininity, for, of course, masculinity scorns
everything that is not strictly on tho userul
order. Bracelets, earrings and necklaces
were the ornaments our foremothers of long
ago were wont to deck themselves out in to
tbelr heart's contont, and it is these bits of
supposed personal adornment that Dame
Fashion says we must not wear now under
the penalty of its being "such horrid taste."
So, surely this is one sign or our becoming
civilized. Whether it is that Jewelers re
fuse to shut up their shop3 or that women
refuse to be civilized, certain it is that there
is as much money spent In Jewelry at
the present day as at any former
time. Business 'men are smart enough to
know that if they can launch' a new orna
mental work on the market they will be
sure to find purchasers among tbe "women
folk." Just now the craze is for pretty
rings and hairoombs, the various styles,
beauty and numbor of which make up In a
great measure for the loss of the three first
named articles. To say that finger-rings are
tbe fad is to put it mil dly. It Is not at all an
unusual thing to see eight or ten rings or
Just as many as the white fingers will hold
np to the first Joint worn at present. To
get too many colored stones on one band is
an impossibility. Diamonds and opals will
be embedded in one little ring, while' an
other delicate circlet on tbe same finger,
will be of pearls aud diamonds, and still
another will be set with rubles, emeralds
and papphlres. With all these ornaments on
her lingers, the dainty wearer can congratu
late herself with the thought that she Is a
true girl or the period.
Nothing could be more beautiful than tho
back combs, now lasbionabie. Thev are
seen in the Loubc XIV, or Mme. Pompadour
style, and are very striking. The useful
part of the comb that Is, the teeth Is of
celluloid. This substance has taken the
place or the old-fashioned tortoise shell,
.being not only more inexpensive than the
shell, but more serviceable. The ornament
ation consists or gold, in fllugroe patterns
set with precious stones, generally dia
monds and pearls, although opals, sap
phires, rubies, etc., are also seen. When
the comb is only or gold and celluloid, its
price is generally about $10 to $20. When
there are Jewels iu them they come as high
as $100. Jeweled combs make appropriate
bridal gifts, being nearly always or pearls
and diamonds. Something entirely new in
Jewelry this season is white enamel, fash
ioned into small brooches, which are some
times made with n pendant of diamonds
and pearls. As the brooch itself is set with
tbe same Jewels, the two make a very deli
cate and chaste combination thattindsmuch
favor in the feminine eye. These are being
bought freely for bridal girts, their proper
place seeming to be among white silks and
soft laces. The eagernoss with which women
seek Jewelry snggests that perhaps we are not
becoming so very civilized after all. The
love of barbaric splendor that characterized
tbe ancients of all countries of which we
have knowledge is Just as pronounced to
day as it was 3,000 years before the birth of
Christ. It must be snld that women Wear
jewelry with more taste than they did 20
years ago. At that time it was the custom
to wear a largo broooh, with Immense pend
ant earrings ta match, chain bracelets with
bangles, nnd aMong. heavy cable ota watch
chain wound around the neck two or three
times and tucked amy Into a watch pocket,
but not before It had desoribed a big loop in
front of the bodice. We wear a good deal of
jewelry now, but at least we wear it with
The wedding anniversary of Sir. and Mrs.
Thomas C Dickson, of Negley avenue, is to
be celebrated this evening with a reception
nnd dance. The managers of tho occasion
will be the two daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Dickson Mrs. Robert W. Downing and Mrs.
Robert J. Scott.
The reception given yesterday by the
Central Young Women's Christian Assocla:
tlon, for Miss Battle Dyer and Miss Lillian
Cobb, was an enjoyable occasion. Somo
hundreds of friends of the young ladies
called at the rooms between 3 nnd 6 r. si.
Later a tea was given to Misses Dyer and
Cobb. The young Indies loft on the 9 20 train
for the West. They will leave San Francisco
on a Pacific steamer on the 26th inst. They
expect to reach China about tho loth of No
vember, where they will engage in mission
work at Shanghai, devoting their time to
educating tbe children in Christian methods
of work. The school they will direct is
called the Bridgcman. TIey expect to re
main in China for the remainder of their
TnE siegers who will take part in the
Spanish comic opera to be given early in the
winter for the benefit of the Kosalia Hospi
tal will hold their first rehearsal next
Wednesday evening at the residence of Miss
Lizzie Maladey, Clin street.
Miss Mutndj: Cuekan, of Washington,
Pa., is the guest of Miss Lizzlo Maladey, of
Ciiif street, Pittsburg.
The entertainment in Wilkinsburg last
evening, under the auspices of the Young
Ladles' Missionary Society of the M. E.
Churoli, was a complete success. The
Apollo Club did their part, and Prof. George
M. Sleeth rendered several selections in
good style. Tho doll drill by 16 little "sir's
was n pleasing feature or the entertainment.
The attendance was very large, the Opera
House being crowded.
Dr. Andrew Fleming, who has been
spending the summer in Spain, has returned
Miss Bernice Agnew, of Dnqucsne
Heights, is sponding a few weeks with tho
family of ker nncle, H. P. Agnew, and Mr.
Garbcr, of Cleveland.
SUCCESSFUL SKIN GBAFTING,
A Woman's Torn Scalp Keplaced by the
Hide of a Dog.
New Yobs, Oct. 7. Mrs. Minnie Emma
Wilck, whose scalp was tarn from her bead
by the machinery in a Bteum laundry, two
years ago, has been subjected to tbe sixth
skin-grafting operation at Bellevue Hos
pital. This time a llttlo black and tan dog
furnished the grafts. Tho operation, as well
as can beTjudged at this stage, was huccoss
ful. One or ttfe girl friends of Mrs. Wilck
volunteered to supply skin ror grafting, and
strips of akin weie removed from her legs
and transplanted to Mrs. Wilck's soalp.
These did not take root. Four unsuccessful
experiments were made.
A week ago the house surgeon arranged
for the experiment with the dog. A piece
of skin 0 by 9 inches was removed from the
animal. With the blood still warm the
patch was placed over Mrs. Wilck's skull.
Several small grafts were taken off to com
pletely cover the wound, and the whole was
stitched in 20 pieces to the natural skin.
The time occupied was 40 minutes.
TEHH-SOff IK 8030.
A Poetic Tribute From Edwin Arnold The
Laureate's Last Beading.
Sir Edwin Arnold publishes the following
poem in the London Telegraph:
No moaning ofthe bar; sail forth strong ship
Into that gloom which has God's face ror afar
Not a dirge, but a proud farewell from each fond
And praise, abounding praise, and fame's faint
Lamping thy tnnefol sonl to that large moon
Where ihou sbalt choir with angels. Words of
Are for the unrululled not thee whose moon
Orgenlus sinks, full-orbed, glorious, aglow;
No moaning of the bar, musical drifting.
Or Time's waves turning to the eternal sea.
Death's soft wind all tby gallant canvas lifting
And Christ thy pilot to peace to be.
Just before the Poet Laureate died he
called for a book of Shakespeare and turned
to the song in Cymbeline. The following
lines were tho last on whioh Alfred Tenny
son's eyes ever rested:
Fear no more the heat o' tbe sun.
Nor tbe furious winter's rages;
Thou tby worldly task bast done,
, Home art gone aud ta'en thy wages.
Golden lads and girls all must,
. As chimney sweepers, come to austf
Fear no more the frown o' the great;
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke;
Care no more to clothe and eat:
To thee the reed Is as the oak;
Tbe scepter.! learning, physic, most
All follow this, antfeome to dust.
Fear no more tffc lightning flash.
Nor the all-dreaded thunder stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash ;
Thou hast flnphed Joy and moans
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee J and come to dost.
' Japan will build two electrio roads.
Hindoostan is about 25 times as Ur29 a
the State of New Yorfc.
There are 10,000 mile of overhead tele
graph wires in London.
The greatest day'" run of an oceaa
steamship was 515 miles.
The London Zoological Garden contain,
now no less than 3,100 animals.
Epping Forest, England, is the largest
publlo recreation ground in the world.'
Among Queen Victoria's choice chin
a Sevres dessert service valued at $200,ooo.
The cholera germ propagates so rapidly
that in 8 hours one will produce 2SO,ow,ooo
The first book imported from Europa
was brought over by John Labln, of Pna.
In proportion to their number sailing
vessels are lost nearly hair as frequently as
The English "Primrose League" La
M.0C0 members, of whom V compose the
The largest sized railroad engines eaea
require from 90 to 100 gallons of oil yearly
Eleven million eight hundred andthret
thousand bales of cotton were used by the
world last year.
Somewhat more than 1,000,000 Cana
dians have crossed over into the United
States since 1S3L
A woman's chance to be married is cal
culated to be only 2K per cent when shi
reaches her 40th year.
The South Carolina Eailroad wastns
first one in this country to use the steam
locomotive regularly in 1S3L
A broken wooden horse, with which
Napoleon Bonaparte played when a child,
was recently sold lor 1,000 francs.
The nautilus is a navigator; he rise
and lowers bis sail, casts and weighs ancho
and performs other nautical acts.
An eminent scientist asserts that ii
shape and general appearance the head of
Turk is like the head of an American.
The Greek Government has voted 305,
000 drachms to bo expended on tho repro
duction of antique works of art for th&
World's Fair. .
The Lord Chancellor of England, on rs
tlrlng from office, h.is a pension of .5,000 a
vear for life whether his term of office ba.
been long or short. -
A rhinoceros bos been in the London
Zoo for 23 years. This is stated to bo th(
longest time an animal of this kind h
lived in captivity in London.
In the first three months of 1S91 the ex
port of Indian corn to Germany was l.OM.HX
bushels. Thii year during the correspond
ing period it was 3,755,435 bushels.
Three new crematories were built in
Germany last year, nnd in Italy there are 22
nov in operation. In France 3,711 bodies
were disposed of in 1S31 by burning.
If you wish to increase your chances of
lire, marry, for, as a rule, married men live)
longer than bachelors; yet we are told that
out of every 1,000 persons in England mort
than 600 are unmarried.
" Gutta percha was first introdnced int0
Europe -from Malaga in 1842. The annua:
consumption now amounts to 4,000,001
pounds, and-the Kast Indian trees which
supply the demand are diminishing at an,
Among the many remarkable inven
tions at the late paper exhibit at Berlin was
a set of paper teeth, which were made In 1876
byaLuueck dentist. They have been in
eonstant use for over It years and are In
It is not inspiring fo hear that only 54
per cent of the poor rates are spent in re
heving tho poor, and to reflect that over r
quarter of each generation die before at
tatnmg the ago of 17; bnt a manor 32 yean
of age may expect to live for another 32.
At the Food Exposition in Madison
Square Garden, New York City, a lot olargi
vegetables are being shown. Among the
collection are cornstalks 17 feet high, pop
pers two leot and a half long growing on
the vino, nnd white plumed celery two feel
and a half long.
, "We are told that children's hair growi
more qnickly than that of adults. ome sa;
that light-haired people are longer live"
than their brethren with dark locks, wblc
is not so concolinir to the latter, since mor
than half of tbe inhabitants of this countrj
have dark-brown hair.
In addition to the ordinary coins w el
known in tlie United Kingdom, tho Mint
produces silver and bronze pieces in cent!
for Canada, piastres and half-piastres foi
Cyprus, cent pieces for Hongkong, nickel
pence nnd tnrthlngs for Jamaica, and cent
pieces for the Straits settlements.
All those beautiful German beer mugs
of bluo earthenware have a little holt
drilled near tbe top of tho handle. This li
designed to make it easy to have lids fittet
to tho mugs. No German regards his mug a
complete wthont a lid, but many of tbi
mus are Imported in that condition.
In the villages the taverns used to b
dark by 11 o'clock, and early risers coult
have breakfast before 6. Now thero are pec
nle in tho bar until after midnight, ana the
first meal is seldom served until 8 o'clock
Formerly the transient ratos were 23 cent
each for meal3 and lodging; now they are S
A cure of Les Aubiers established
sort of clerical table d'hote for those wish
ingto take communion. Whoever dcslret
to communicate had to dine and pay. Thre
young women resisted the charge, and npot
being refused communion tbeir fathers np
pealed to tho court, which decided in thui.
One of the first effects of introducing
parliaments into Japan has been to stimu
late inventors to discover some means o
doln? uway with lbby divisions. Prol
Zamakawa, of the University ofToklo. ha
devised an electrical machine by which eac',
membor can record his vote without leavin
The Eskimo who has no harpoon bot
rows of him who has an extra one. If tin
lender had more than two there would be n
probability of the borrowed weapon bein;
returned. There is nothing surprising abou
this, however, for no man can use three bar
oons, and a second it ample for a reaerTI
l case of the loss of one.
"Been south, I understand?"
"Yes: I was dow n there nearly all ram .
"Great country. Very hospitable people."
"Yes. Indeed. Butter flows like waterttere 1
Back to your childhood's halcyon Urn
Kegretrnl memory strays;
Though spanned for many a trivial crhso,
They were our palmy dajs.
Dicker So yon are fitting your son fo
a Wall street career; does he show any signs c
Ticker Oh. yes! he plays a game of poker thJ
Is simply abute, ,
If I were a worm and had to turn
As worms will do, I bear.
It seems to me that I'd turn and fle
Ere the early bird came near.
Mrs. Beacon Philips, dear, your Iste
doesn't like you to ask Mr. Penult so manyqaa
tlona when be calls.
PhiUps-Oh. I don't bother him any ; Idon'tn
him any Hard ones.
Since Earth upon his shoulders Atlas tool
He's never seen what's done on top It.
Could be but crane bis neck Just once and loot
How quick he'd drop It.
Mrs. Hasbcroft Ton must regret losi'
Mr. Gildersleeve. You bad Mm so many years. ,
Me. STn.ii Vp- Indeed. He was the oa
boarder I had who really liked stewed prunes.
The harp that once through Ta-Ea-BJ
The soul of music shea.
Must soon hang silent on the walls
Or we will all be dead. .
"Goodbyj am going away to get materb
for a book I am going to write."
"What's your book to be about?"
"I shall call it Travels Among Wild Men. U
barlans and Savages.' "
Theu you are going to Africa?'
"No; I am going to spend a week at BariM