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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, .NOVEMBER 9, 1892.
THE CITY SHOUTS
ALL NIGHT L
A Surging Sea of Fervid Hu
manity Ebbs and Flows
in a Mighty Tide
ANXIOUS AKL EXCITED
Thousands Watch the Bulletin Board
for the Latest Returns.
The Toot of the Tin Horn Triumphant
and All Sorts of Discord-Breeding
Instruments Crash Together The
Democrats Naturally Do Most of the
Cheering, but Everybody In Good
Humor How the News Was Re
ceived Down-Town- Fantastic Cos
tumes of the Victors Night Scenes
That Show How Pittsburg Has Grown
Since the Last Presidental Election.
The storm burst over the city as soon as
supper was cleared away. Dark clouds of
humanity began to roll up from all sides,
an ominous murmur deepened speedily into
a tremendous roar, the deafening din of the
tin horns gathered volume every minute,
until before 8 o'clock the streets down
town were hidden by dense masses of
eager, howling partisans, from whose lungs
and mechanical organs rose a grand chorus
of cheers and blasts of unearthly music.
Thus was it for hours. Pittsburgera had to
hark back lor a parallel to the three days'
tumult in 1876, when the nation's choice
hung in the balance and the cause for ex
citement was Immeasurably greater than
The magnets for the greatest crowds were,
of course, the newspaper offices, and the
most powerful attraction of all was the big
calcium light bulletin of TnE Dispatch.
Upon a white curtain hung from the second
Btory of Solomon & Kuben's store the re
turns were flashed every few seconds across
Won $50 on Jlea Tort
Emithfield street from The Dispatch of
fice. Sought the BTt and QotOl. --.,
' They were the earliest returns in the city
and the most accurate. Emithfield street at
this point presented an extraordinary
appearance from the time the first bulletin
was shown till far into the night. The
crowd stretched two-thirds of a
block each way on Smlthfield
street and as far up Diamond street as a
glimpse could be had of the bulletins. The
first news that was displayed was a stray
straw lrom New York City in favor ot
Cleveland. It was the keynote for all that
followed. Naturally this did not please
everyone of the thousands there, though
there were enough Democrats to raise a
healthy cheer even then.
The? Republicans had their noisiest in
nings when their victory in West Virginia
was posted up. As the situation developed
the Democrats apparently increased in
number, but it was a very good-natured
crowd anyhow, and whatever the morsel of
news chanced to be the tin-horn and the
the lusty yell saluted it impartially. The
only intoxication that amounted to any
thing was political.
Very Tew Cases of Drunkenness.
In the course of three or four hours'
wanderings among the crowds the only case
of drunkenness noted involved a boy of 16
or 17, who had grown melancholy over sur
reptitious cups. But there was no need for
jig-water to keep the dance going. The
most enthusiastic took a horn, it is true,
but 'twas of tin. No accurate statistics of
the horn industry were obtainable, but
Toot the Wrong End of the BO.
if 250,000 people were down town last night
it would be a moderate estimate to say that
one half of them augmented their ability
for noise with a funnel of the highly pro
tected metal. One tin horn of awful sonor
ity, that required four men to carry it, was
12 leet long aud 4 feet wide at the muzzle,
2sor was the horn the only instrument of
torture ireely used. There were whistles
ot piercing shrillness, and curious imita
tions of cow-bells, and horse fiddles, and
rattles and pan-pipes and nondescript in
ventions of fearful power. One ardent Re
publican minstrel circulated where he was
allowed with a gigantic French horn wound
around his body. Before the crowds be
came too dense a good many small bovs
with drums threw in a rattlety bang and a
A Solid Mass of People.
From the steps of the First National
Bank a fair idea of the crowds on Fifth
avenue could be gained. As far as one
could see up the avenue there was a black
plain of jJeople, rising into ridges on the
mounds ot earth left by the conduit layers
along the northern sidewalk. The "lectric
lights flashed upon countless tin horns,
that sprouted like some strange vegetable
in the black soil.
When a cable car crept up the street the
crowd seemed to roll in waves and then
l urge back again. The sensation of ridinir
in one of those cars through the crowds was
very odd. So great was the pressure of the
mob as it was squeezed back that the car
seemed actually to be lilted off the tracks.
About 9 o'clock the Journey from Market
street to Smithfield street in a Fifth avenue
car consumed exactly 14 minutes and
it was apparently hopelessly stalled
three times in the last half of the voyage.
The police worked like Trojans to keep the
people from being thrown under the car
wheels; and as far as could be learned in
that section ofthe city no serious accidents
But, though the mightiest mobs were con
gregated on Smithfield street and Fifth ave
nue, and the blockade of the way from
Wood street to Market was as complete as
in the other direction, there was not a street
nor an alley in either of the two oities that
FIFTH A.TESXTB BETWEEN WOOD AKD SSIITnFIELD STBEETS.
did not have a contingent of horn-blowers, a
bonfire or a drum corns to keep the inhabi
tants alive to the fact that the most excit
ing Presidental election had been decided.
A Hopeless Search for Peace.
The philosopher in search of a peaceful
spot would have had a harder hnut than
Diogenes for an honest man. One would
have thought that mid-stream in the Alle
gheny wonld have been comparatively
calm, but at 8 o'clock there was a band of a
dozen youths with cow bells, horns and a
bass drum in the center of the Sixth
street bridge, while three cold-defying
mariners in a row-boat sent up discordant
blasts from the water below. To heighten
the confusion and clamor when the Demo
cratic victory became apparent a number of
marching clubs in more or less serried array
with bands paraded the streets. At 11
o'clock the Fifth avenue sea of sightseers
reached high tide probably.
Looking down the hill from Cherry
alley the avenue seemed to be packed abso
lutely solid as far as Liberty street. From
this majestic concourse for in such num
bers a crowd takes on majesty arose such
an ear-splitting, nerve-destroying uproar
as surely never Pittsburg heard
before. Not only men but
thousands of women were there,
and a tidy sprinkling of children. The
Keeping the Crowd in Motion and Good Humor.
Italian newsies, with a delegation of young
colured boys, held high carnival all bv
themselves on Virgin alley, dancing around
a big bonfire which they kept burning all
the evening near the Cherry alley corner.
Democrats Masqueraded in Triumph.
Alter the Democrats wire dead certain
that they had won the day they put on all
sorts of wildly triumphant masquerading
attire, and singly, in squads and regiments
marched up and down the streets.
Some fitted paper roosters over
their hats, others armed themselves
with brooms, and the miniature fowl came
out in force as an emblem of victory. A
corps of enthusiasts, abont SO stronir. with
roosters for headgear, and bearing billiard
cues for wands ot office created a sensation
So it went on for hours, the roar of the
excited popnlace ebbing and flowing, but
never dying away entirely. A burst of
cheers now meant that our grand old com
monwealth was at lesst true to her gods, and
now that some far Western State had
slipped away from its old-time moorings.
The night will live In the memories of
those -rho spent it in the heart of the city
as an unexpected climax of noise and ex
citement in a strangely quiet campaign.
AT THE THEATERS.
Large Crowds Attend the Amusement Re
sorts and Enjoy the Shows ana Hear the
Election Keturns It Tlaia Belief From
The deafening uproar on the streets,made
horrible by the tin h orn, the cow bell and
other playful implements of distress, did
not disturb the sweet serenity of the city
theaters and every amusement place in
Pittsburg was literally crowded with peo
ple who were content to applaud the pleas
ing election news from comfortable seats
after they had wearied of applauding the
Ihe Opera House was crowded to the
street. The Duquesne was filled almost to
overflowing. Standing room was at a
premium at the Alvin and the Bijou was
taxed to its utmost to accommodate its
patrons. Harry Davis' and Harris' Mu
seums and Harry Williams' Theater were
uncomfortably full and from the stage of
each of these resorts the election returns,
supplied by special wires, were read and
applauded to the echo.
It was a great night for the theaters, and
under the circumstances it was a great
night for all those who attended them.
HEARING THE ANSWER.
All the Prominent BepubUcans Gather In
the lire Alarm Offlce and Walt for Re
tarns -Cold Comfort In the figures
The Democrats Near-by.
The regular crowd of Republicans and
Democrats gathered in the fire alarm
office last evening to hear the returns,
Congressman Dalzell sat at the head of the
Republican table with a worried look on
his face. His Augers twitched nervously
as the reports from the county came in
slowly. "I wish I had my money on you,
Dalzell, instead of New York," said Andy
Robertson. The little Congressman smiled,
but was silent. There was apparently no
cause for his troubled expression and he
stood Ihe chaffing good-naturedly.
Around the table were Chairman Gripp,
Seoretary George Miller, Chief Bigelow,
Senator Neeb, Senator Flinn, C. L. Magee
other leaders. Chairman Gripp read
the returns, and they didn't give
the crowd much comfort Somebody
early in the evening asked for news from
Alabama, C. L. Magee joined in the laugh
that followed. Then he left the room, and
was gone for several hours. Later Chief
Bigelow suggested that they telegraph to
Montgomery for information. This pro
duced another smile. Senator Neeb won
dered iXC. L. Magee had left to dodge the
Alabama returns. A roar followed this
sally. The crowd needed something to
keep up their spirits, and still the reports
from Allegheny county were coming in
Early in the evening several election
boards called up the fire alarm office for in
structions about counting the vote. This
was an indication that the work would be
tedious, and little definite could be ex
pected before midnight. Chairman Gripp
was afraid that votes would be thrown out
through blunders made in the marking. He
said owing to the number of additional
precincts in some wards it would be difficult
to figure on the result until the returns
were in. Certainly nothing conld be done
by way of comparison.
The Democrats occupied the room to the
right ot the fire alarm office. They were
very enthusiastic. A. F. Keating seemed
to be the leading spirit. About 10 o'clock
G L. Magee thought Cleveland wonld have
a majority of over 100,000 in New York and
AT DBHOCBATIC HEADQUARTERS.
A large, Loud Crowd, Hears of Victory
and Then Goes Wild.
The crowd at Democratic headquarters
was louder than it was large. A special
wire had been engaged and all the infor
mation ot the country was received there
just as promptly as it was received
at any other point in the city.
The enthusiasm was simply uubounded
and the tin horn, cowbell, sleighoell and
all other instruments of noise and annoy
ance united in a bewildering, deafening up
roar. Early in the evening when it became ap
parent that Cleveland had been successful
the headquarters were deserted and the
Democrats joined the people in their cele
bration and jollification.
Very Pew Arrests Made.
Owing to the diligence of the police and
the precautions taken by them to prevent
any street disturbances-of a serious nature
last night, very few arrests were made. Up
until midnight there were less than one
half dozen prisoners locked up in the Cen
tral stadon, and the majority of these were
taken in for drunkenness. The same, state
of affairs prevailed all over the city.
Students Hold an Election.
Duquesne College students at 3 o'clock
yesterday held an election. Prof. Gordon
acted as Judge. They bad a full board of
officers, booths and a large ballot box, and
everything was conducted according to the
new order. The result was Harrison. 374
Cleveland, 23. The students then gave
three cheers tor Harrison.
Very Quiet In Allegheny.
Allegheny was quiet last night. No re
turns were.received at City HalL At the
headquarters of the Allegheny Central Re
publican Club a small crowd had collected.
but the returns came in very slowly. Up
to 11 o'clock nothing had been heard from
any of the city distrits.
Mansfield In the Scarlet tetter.
Richard Mansfield produced "The Scarlet
Letter" last night at the "Alvin Theater to
an audience that filled every inch, of stand
ing room as well as all the seats. In re
sponse to'a general demand and The Dis
patch's persistent suggestion, "The Scarlet
Letter," in whichMr. Mansfield gives a very
fine performance, it is said, will be repeated
at the Saturday matinee.
Prlnoess Margarethe's Bridal Veil.
Five hundred hands are at work on the
bridal veil of the Princess Margarethe, of
Prussia, The veil is made of 500 different
pieces, all the work being done with the
needle, and the pieces, each of which re
quires ten days for completion, are to be
joined by the most skillful lacemakers in a
pattern which will appear as the work of
the same hand.
The Feathers of the Ostrich.
In each wing of an ostrich 26 long, white
plnmes grow to maturity in eight months.
In the male these are pure white, while
those of the female shade to ecru or gray.
The short feathers are plucked for tips, and
each wing famishes 75 of these. The tail
feathers are of a deep old ivory color, and
69 of these have' a commercial value.
FIGURES THAT TELL
Tho Vote by -Precincts in
Pittsburg and Allegheny
City in Detail.
QUEEKEDBYTHE NEW LAW
Election Officers Find Considerable
Difficulty in Counting.
EMT0RNS COME IN VERY SLOWLY.
County Chairman Gripp Eept Fnsy An
BDT THE Y0TERS LIKE THE NEW SYSTEM
The election in the two cities and as much
of the country as has been heard from pass
ed off as quietly as was consistent with the
very lively interest manifested, It was
evident soon after the polls closed that the
returns would be very slow coming in. The
Baker ballot law worked all right as far as
the voting itself was concerned, the
voters generally expressing their
approval of the new system; but when it
came to counting things didn't go so
smoothly. Chairman Gripp was) kept at
the telephone all the evening answering
the inquiries of election officers who were
puzzled about their duties under the new
law. The returns, as a result, didn't begin
to come in, in many cases, till after mid
night, and the accompaning list for that
reason lacks completion:
Jrfbid't Con'o Pbk't
1692. 23o D. 3883.
a fi' p! n'
Districts. . h d . . - o
cafe-" o a
c G T" O
Bog a q so
1st ward, 1st p..... 101
Istwaid, 2dp...... 103
1st ward, 3d p 107
2d ward, 1st p 64
2d ward. 24 p 38
2dwaid, 3dp 61
3d ward, 1st p 91
3dwara, 2up 90
4th ward, 1st p.... 100
4th ward, 2d p..... 98
4th ward. 3d p 87
5th ward, 1st p.... 71 103
fitu wara, zu p..... 00 110
ftth ward. 3d p..... 72 90
6th wardlst p.... 59 87
64 131 4-
6tliwaid, 2dp '... 129 1H
6th ward, Sdp 100 73
6th ward, 4th p ., 158 89
6th ward, 5thp.... 69 97 143 61
6th ward, 6th p 75 24
6th ward, 7th p 49 71
6th ward, 8th p
7thwaid, lstp 135 80
7th ward, 2d p 163 54
7tli ward, 3d p 151 62
7th ward, 4th p 98
8th ward, lt p 127
8th ward, 2d p 155
8th ward, 4th p U6
8th ward, 5th p.... 169 37 184
9th ward. 1st p.... 41 125 ... 33 12G 123
9th ward, 2d p 125 29 59 146
9thwnr'd,3dp 38 107 56 137
10th ward, lstp.... 59 151 ... 52 151 82 154
lO.hward, 2d p 65 100
llthward,lstp 153 91
11th ward. 2d p.... 137 71... 141 C8 12S 79
11th waid, JM p 127 85
11th ward, 4th p... 159 65 I81! 300
llih ward, 5th p... 153 63... 144 87 133 55
11th wavd. 6th p J 163 51
11th ward, 7ch p....
12th ward, 1st p 97 113
13th ward, 2d p .,,.. ., 110 102
12th ward, 3d p.... .S3..'; .-. 110 99
12th ward, 4:h p 133 103
12th ward, 5th p 120 6.1
12th wurd, 6th p 192 100
13thward,l3tp 150 62
13th ward. 2d p... t 169 87
13th ward, 3dp 135 99
13Ehwnrd,4thp , 193 72
13th wurd, 5th p 154 78 92 37
13th n Sr-d, 6th p
13 hwiud,7thp;... 91 62
14ih waid,latp... 151 57 1 153 53 204 90
14th ward, 2d p 181 74
Utl. ward, 3d p.... 70 99... 71 94 143 16
14th ward, 4th p 332 S3
lith waid,5:hp 119 119
14th ward, 6th p.... 72 40 150 100
14thward,7thp.... 205 51 ... 152 64
I4thward,8thp 84 27
14thward,9ciip. ..67 16
14th wara, 10th p
14th ward, 11th p
14th ward, 12th p
15th ward, lstp 137 83
15th ward, 2d p 113 81
15th ward, 3d p 103 133
lSth waid. 4th p 100 97
16th ward, 1st p 110 112
16th ward, 2d p.... 83 157 165 128
16th ward, 3 I p , 164 11)3
16th ward, 4th p 162 80
16th ward. 5th p.. . 133 73 160 93
16th ward, 6th p... 117 H9
16th ward, 7th p 1.
17th ward, 1st p 157 63
7tliuard, 2d p . IbO 67
17th wurd, 3d p 196 90
17th ward, 4th p 133 128
17th ward, 5th p 197 B2
17thward,6thp 154 tG
17th ward,7thp 100 76
17thward.8thp.... 120 74 ... 119 31 ,
IStli wurd, 1st p 203 166
18th ward, 2d p.... 125 118 103 107
13th ward, 3d p 82 163
18th wurd, 4th p .-
19:h ward, 1st p ". 229 60
19ch ward, 2a p.... 116 45.,. 115 44 ISO 51
19th ward, 3d p 187 81
19th ward, 4th p.. . 200 43 65 31
19th ward, 5th p 106 63
19th ward, 6th p ;..
19th ward, 7th p
19th ward, 8th p 1 ...
20th ward, lstp.. 195 89 J60 83
20tll ward, 2d p -. 1C9 65
20th ward, 3d p 148 61
Mth ward, 4th p.. . 77 24... 75 20 222 44
20th ward, 8th p 205 7k
20th ward. 6th p 178 45
20th ward, 7th p
20th ward, 8th p
29th waid, 9th p
20th ward, 10th p.. ..,
21st ward, 1st p 197
21st ward,2d p 82
21st warded p 104
21st ward, 4tu p 121
21st ward, 5th p 112
21st ward, 6. h p 1:0
21st ward, 7th p 107
21st waid, 8th'p 13
22d ward, 1st p 98
22dwuid,2dp ... v.. 129
22d ward. 4th t 31
23d ward, 1st p 170 143
23d ward, 2d p 249 93
23d ward, 3d p 89 123
23d ward, 4th p..., ,
23d ward, 5th p , ...
21 th waid, lstp... 44 102 60113
24th ward, 2d p.... CO 107 185 190
24th ward, 3d p.... 49 117 124 97
24th ward, 1th p..
25th ward, lstp.
25th ward, 2d p...
lau w ... ...
109 66 . 118 63 157 57
11W 00 156
81 78 ... 81 81 139
25th ward, 3d p...
25th ward. 4th D 140
25th ward, 5th p. .. 148 93... 143 95 ...
26th ward, 1st p 164
26th ward, 2d p 120
Kill ward, 3d p -. 122
26th ward, 4th p.... .". 3ii.
26th ward, 6th p.... 115 63... 112 5S 172
26th ward, 6th p.
27th ward, 1st p 47 9
27th ward, 2d p 77 246
27th ward, Sdp.... u. ... ,., 250 106
27th ward, 4th p. .
27th ward, Dtn p,
28th ward, lstp
28tu wara, 2a p.
28th ward, 3d p.
28th ward, 4th p.
29th ward, 1st p.
29i.h ward, ?d p.
29th ward, 3d p.
78 101 ...
76 123 ...
80th waid, 1st p.... .
30th ward, 2d p
ov,u na. u, tfu p.... ... ... ... ... ... xvo
31st ward, 1st p.. . ., J68
Slstward, 2d p 203
31st ward, 3d p....
32d ward, 1st p 318
Sid ward, 2d p lSi
32dward, 8dp ,. 148
Sid ward, 4th p.... ... 142
SOth ward, Sdp 108 110
33d ward 63 133
S4tli ward, lstp.... 1 1.1... 47 147
34th ward, 2d p , 26 79
33th ward, 1st p ,..j.. 168 63
SSth ward, 2d p..
..., 142 87
Mm wara, sa p.
Mth ward, 1st p 63 71
sath ward, Sdp 184 63
setb ward, 8d p -. 103 62
Eodiatrlcted since the last general elec
tion. AMERICAN COLLEGE CRIES.
Detailed IJit of tho Slogans In Use In the
Seats of Learning.
As well as printed characters can convey
sounds, we prodnce below the distinctive
slogans of the principal colleges, though
cold type can but faintly convey the effect
of the union of a hundred student voices ar
ticulating their own peculiar cry:
Harvard Rah, Bah, Rah; Rah, Rah, Rah;
Rah, Bah, Rah! Harvard!
Yale Rah, Rah. Rah; Rab, Rah, Rah; Rah,
Rah, Rah! Ya-a-le!
Columbia Bah, Bah, Rah I C-o-l-n-m-b-i-a!
Dartmouth Wah, Hoo, Wah; Wall, Hoo,
Princeton Bab, Bah, Rah; S-3-s-t, Boom,
Rutgers Rab, Rah, Hah: Bow-wow-wowl
Unlon-Rah, Bah, Bah; U-n-I-o-n, Htkah,
yams, yumsl Williams!
University of Vermont Bah, Bah, Rah;
Rab, Bah, Rah; U. V. M.I Bah. Bah!
Bowdoln B-o-w-d-o-l-n! Bah, Bah, Rah!
Cornell Cor-nell! I yell, yell, yell! Cor
nell! Hamilton Bah, Rah, Hah, Ham-il-ton!
Zip, Rah, Booral
Amherst Rah, Bah, Rah: Am-herst-I-a!
Wesleyan Bah, Bah, RaB, Rah; Wes-ley-an-a!
Rah, Rah, Bahl
Madison Zip, Bah, Mad; Zip, Rah, Mad;
Zip, Rah, Madison!
New York University Rah, Rah, Rah; S.
Y. U.; Slss, Boom, Ah!
Lalayette Hoo-rali, Hoo-rah, Hoo-rah;
8yracuse Hip, noo, Rah; Hip, Hoo, Bab;
Syracuse! Syracuse! Bah! Bah! Bah!
Brown Bab! Bah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
College City of New York Rah, Rah, Rah;
C. C. N. Y.I
Wooster W-oo-stcr! Bang!
University of Tennessee Rah, Rah, Rah,
Rali-iali; Bim, Blui, Boom-boom-bab! Rah,
Allegheny Alleghe, Alleghe; Rab, Boom!
Adelbert Rah-rah-rah; Skl-yl-yl; A-d-e-1-b-e-r-t!
Pennsylvania College Rah, Rah, Bah,
Tufts B-r-rah; Eah-rah, rah, Tufts!
University of California Hah, ha: Call-forni-ah!
U. C Berk-e-Ieel Zip. Boom, Ah!
Dickinson Hip, Rab, Bus, Bis! Dlcklnsonl-en-sisl
Boston University Boston, Boston,Bnb-a-bub-a-bub;
Boston Varsity, Varsity; Bah,
Colbv C-o-l-b-y, Rah, C-o-l-b-y, Bab, Bah,
Rensselaer Polyteohnlo C-o-l-b-y, Rah!
Rhh, Bah, Bah, Bab, Rah, Rah, Rensselaerl
Sworthmoro Rab, Bab, Bah, Bah, Rab,
Bab; Swarth-more, Swartbmore; Hoo Babl
Trinity Trln-i-tyl Trln-l-ty! (ad libitum.)
Racine Ra, Ra, Ka-cine!
TENNYSON'S TENDER HEAET.
Two Instances Cited That Do Great Honor
to the Dead Poet.
A man who was for several years a gar
dener and coachman for Tennyson, Martin
Donovan by name, and living in Philadel
phia now, relates two instances of the poet's
tender-heartedness. Once Donovan's wrist
was badly cut with a sickle by a fellow
workman, and Tennyson gave the case his
personal attention and bound up the wound
with his own hands. On another occasion
several reporters tried to interview the poet
during his morning walk, but without suc
cess. Tennyson had a peculiar aversion for
talking with entire strangers.
Suddenly one of the scribes fell into a
pool of water. The great master of verse
turned at once, and insisted that the young
man go back to the house and remain in bed
until dry clothing be procured for him.
This programme was carried out, Tennyson
himself accompanying the reporter in the
carriage, driven by Donovan, which con
veyed him to the railway station. But any
question put with a view to publication o'f
the answer Tennyson absolutely declined
even to notice.
Are Elected Hat Bets Must Be Paid:
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HANT BEQQAB5 IF MALTA.
The Natives Stake a Bejrnlar Boslneis or
It and Are Very Successful.
Chicago Tribune J
Beggars swarm so in Malta that, accord
ing to the Kev. J. E. iHard's sketch of Mal
tese life, the only way to avoid being pes
tered by them is to put out the hollow of
your hand and anticipate them with their
own whining "Give me something," "Me
plenty poor man'" ")Ie very large lamily."
Some ot these beggars are supposed to hare
acquired a good deal of money, and it is
said that the priests order people to live by
begging for a while as penance. On the
other hand, with those who will work it Is
hard to do business owing to their reluc
tance to name a price for their services.
The answer is: "What you like," which
tempts the stranger to reply that he "would
like to give nothing at all."
The poorer Maltese have, It seems, a ready
wit. An English officer,- failing to make a
Maltese understand what he meant, called
the poor man "a fool." Understanding this
much, the man, who had traveled about a
good deal, though he did not understand
English,. replied bv asking: "Do von speak
Maltese?" "No." "Doyou speak Arabic?"
"NVi " "Tin t ra ot-?" Xn
- -v lu DUa Ulrikt r .w,
"Do you speak Italian?" "No." "Then,
if I be one fool, you be four fools!"
In illustration of a curious sort of dis
criminating roguery which appears to be
characteristic ot the Maltese dealers, Mr.
Hardy tells a story of a naval friend who
stopped one Christmas time in the great
market in Yaletta before the stall of "a
Joe" with whom he had had many dealings.
The color of one of his turkeys, all trussed
and ready for the spit, attracted him. The
breast ot the victim was ot a bluish purple,
the legs were scraggy and also discolored,
but otherwise the bird seemed to have been
well fed. Pointing to it he asked: "How
much?" Joe fell back, and, beckoning him
to bim, explained matters thus: "Dat not
for you, Signor;dat for de hotel." Then,
in a mysterious but impressive whisper, he
added: "He die."
THE GB0WTH OF IBBIGATI0N.
Millions of Money Invested In Reclaiming
Now Worthless Land.
Ohio Valley Manufacturer.!
The large returns secured by irrigating in
the arid regions of the "West have caused
immense sums to be invested in irrigating
canals and dams. Wyoming has some of
the largest plants in the country, while
those of Colorado, Utah, Kansas and New
Mexico represent millions of invested can
ital, which supply the water to successfully
reclaim millions of otherwise worthless
It is shown by a late census bulletin that
of the 124,808 farms enumerated in the arid
region iu June, 1890, 42 per cent contained
land on which crops bad been raised in 1SS9
by irrigation, the entire area of land irri
gated being 3,564,416 acres, 9 66 per cent of
the area of farms enumerated, and about
one-half of 1 per cent of the total area of the
The iatest undertaking is the building of
an international dam across the Bio Grande
at El Paso,"which will supply water for ir
rigation in both Mexico and New Mexico.
The company is capitalized at 810,000,000.
The dam will be built of limestone.and will
be 560 feet long and 70 feet high. Colonel
Adson Mills, of the United States Corps of
Engineers, estimates the cost of the dam at
$300,000. Its construction will create a
lake 15 miles long and 5 miles wide. Two
canals, one on the United States side and
the other on the Mexican side, will be cut
through solid rock, which will convey a
body of water 20 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
Might he Hard on tho Loser.
Philadelphia Times. 1
The man who wins an election hat
shouldn't be measured for it until the swell
ing has gone down.
To accommodate losers of Hat Hcta, we issue a Due Bill, good
lor any kind ofa If at, at any price desired, which will be delivered
at any time upon presentation of onr due bill.
Any article purchased in our store and found in anyway unsat
isfactory can be returned to us and we will refund in full the
amount paid therefor cheerfully and promptly, without any
SMITHFIELD AND DIAMOND STREETS.
STBENGTH 0)7 A EIED'3 WING.
The Smaller Travelers AreJOften Carried oa
the Back of the Old.
The mnscles of a bird's wing are particu
larly strong in proportion to the weight of
its body. Ab a rule, small birds that have
come very far across the sea have been
blown over the water daring violent gales.
f and many of them arrive on land in a half-
dead condition. One reason for the fact
that in fair weather small and weak birds
make long iourneys successfully over con
siderable tracts of ocean is that they are
carried on the backs of the larger ones.
"When passing the autumn in Crete a
writer asserts that he distinctly heard the
twittering of small birds when flocks of
sand cranes were passing overhead on their
way to southern shores. On another occa
sion, when firing a gun, he saw three small
birds rise from the flock and disappear
again among the cranes. A native priest
assured him that they came over from
Europe with him, while it has been found
that Bmall birds, never before seen in cer.
tain parts, have been brought thither at
times ot migration.
Auother cause is that small birds do not
make their journeys in one flight. They
generally rest during the day, searching for
food, and thus proceed to their destination
by easy stages.
FLAG3 IHAPPKOPBIATELY BLENDES.
The Colors of France and Ttnssia Printed
on the. Same Cloth.
It is perhaps a good thing for the world
that France should remain a republic, but
it is a decidedly bad thing for humanity
that she should do so at the expense of all
that has made her glorious in the eyes of
the nations. A Paris correspondent to
Free Russia writes:
"A feature of this year will be the dis
play of the new Franco-Russian flag, which
has been named 'The Cronstadt' The
colors of France and Bussia are printed on
the same piece of cloth, and according to
the iS'ewi correspondent, the flags are sold
in the shops with the warranty 'that the
colors will lait forever, like the friendship
of the two nations.'"
All of which means that the country
whose earth-shaking revolution gave in
spiration and courage to the oppressed of
every clime now clasps hands with a power
so enamored of free institutions that it
wiped Poland out of the map of Europe,
helped Austria to defeat the rising hopes
of Hungarian independence, and still
earlier sent its legions under Suvoroff to
stifle the new-born French republic in its
Something About Arctnrns.
There are other suns in space that are in
finitely larger than the one which gives us
heaf, light and life. The star Arcturu3,
which is known to be a sun for a far-way
system of planets, is 11,500,000 time3 further
removed from us than is our solar luminary.
His diameter is 71,000,000 and his circum
ference about 224,000,000 miles. Our sun ii
but 866,000 miles iu diameter, a fact which
proves that Arcturus is at least 55,000 times
greater in bulk than is our "great orb of
Flies Oetting Fnll on Drunkards.
Close observers have noticed that flies
wiil gather upon a, half drunken, sleepy
sot, while a dozen sober men in the same
room are not molested by them. The flies
will buzz around their object with great
delight, frequently alighting upon his per
spiring face. OS they go and return again
aud again, quaffiug the alcoholic nectar issu
ing from his pores. After a while their
flight becomes uncertain and eccentric, and
sometimes they come in collisio 1.
Horsford's Acid Phosphate
Relieves mental and physical exhaustion.
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