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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1892.
WILL BE A WELCOME VISITOR TO
EVERT HOME IS P1TTSBUBG.
From Speaker Crisp. Secretary or the Treas
ury Foster, General McClellan, Nat Good
win. Amelia E. Barr and numerous other
well-known people. The tales are all
thort and beautifully illustrated. The
most attractive Christmas features-ever
offered by a newspaper.
The Kaiserin's Xmas.
Fen picture of the scenes In the Kaiser
Schloss Hellige Abend.
Amazon River Slaves.
Major Ko rhey tells of the Evil Practices in
Over 150 Columns of Pure Reading Hatter
A FEW OTHER FEATURES WILL BE:
THE FALL OP A KING:
First correct account of the overthrow
of thesreatest Empire or the Dark Con
tinent. WEST VIRGINIA. COAL:
A staff correspondent's description of
the vast possibilities of our Southern
NIAGARA WATER POWER:
Fiogressof the (Treat work that will
mark an era in the world's industrial
LONDON'S GREAT EDITOR:
Frank G. Carpenter interviews WQliam
T. Stead on the leading events of his
Murray tells howNewTork poopleob
serve the day and adds some gossip or
the bic town.
"WILLIE GOES SHOPPING:
A clever little Yule-tide tala in which a
present-buying expedition terminates
very happily. 9
WOMEN OP THE CLUBS:
Sketch of a popular loca. 1 club woman
and all the gossip in Pittsburg club cir
cles. RELICS OF BIG VALUE:
The collection of a prominent Alleghen
ian and the stories taught by the tools of
The amusing, pathetic and instructive
things picked up by one who mixed 1th
last week's throngs.
ELECTOR JIM SEWARD:
Sketch of the first Ohio Democrat to cast
a vote in the Electoral College since away
back in lboi
STREET CAR SKETCHES:
How the people conduct themselves
cm the rapid transit lines and some in
A MODEL VILLAGE:
Mary Temple Bayard tells of a little Irish
town that should stand as an example to
AMONG THE MANXMEN:
Edgar L. Wakeman says no one ever
locks his doors in the country sides of
the Isle of Man.
A Xllks SERMON:
Rev. George Hodges draws some now les
sons from the duties of the day which is
What is going on in electrical circles and
new applications of the mysterious cur
rent. DR. TALMAGE'S CHURCH:
Bessie Bramble writes very interestingly
about the debt which is embarrassing the
great Brooklyn taDernacle.
NOTES AND QUERIES:
Curious bits of information for the bene
fit of inquisitive readers and the publio
'MID SHIFTING SCENES:
The Pittsburg Union depot cleverly done
in pen and pencil; its cosmopolitan pecu
liarities. LADY VERNER'S FLIGHT:
An exciting Installment of the brightest
and best of "The Duchess'" stories.with
synopsis of previous chapters.
REWARD OF A GOOD BOY:
Howard Fielding spins a yarn of an early
Christmas that did not exactly please
Devoted to Music, Art, the Stage, Society
Humorous Phases of the Day as teen by the
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PITTSBURG. SATURDAY. DEC. 14. 1892.
CANALS AND PRIVATE FUNDS.
The Dispatch this morning outlines a
project for the construction of a canal to
connect Lake Erie with Montreal "and
New York City. A charter has already
been asked of the Canadian Government
for the International Navigation Com
pany, organized to carry out this work.
Twenty-two foot navigation 13 proposed,
and the time of a voyage from Like Erie
to Montreal will be 32 hours, from the
same point to New York 60 hours and
from Montreal to New York 38 hours.
From an engineering point of view, the
most remarkable feature of the undertak
ing is that the greatest lift in its lock
system is 3)4 times the height of any lock
built hitherto. The innovation is rendered
possible by the use of compressed air
operating with great speed in locks built
entirely of steel.
From a commercial point of view, the
most striking element of the project is its
testimony that private capitalists sea
their way to a safe and profitable invest
ment therein. There is no talk of asking
for a Governmental loan or guarantee of
bonds, and the promoters are presumably
prepared to put their funds into the un
dertaKing or a charter would hardly be
asked for. This being so, there should be
no hesitancy about the undertaking by
private enterprise of the Ohio and Lake
Erie Ship Canal. The feasibility of the
latter work has' been demonstrated by en
gineers. The amount of tonnage actually
in sight is more than enough to pay a
good interest on the outlay. It would add
to the value of the canal above men
tioned and that, too, would increase the
local waterway's sphere of usefulness.
MAGNANIMITY OB NERVOUSNESS?
That is an interesting social question
whether the remarkably bloodless duel of
Clemenceau andDeroulede was due to the
merciful nature of the combatants or to
the derangement of accuracy caused by
the presence of a pistol in the other man's
hand. It sounds more heroic to say that
the blood-thirsty enemies spared each
other; and consequently that view is
adopted by the enthusiasts who build the
lofty accounts of the cable dispatches.
But that irresistibly suggests the question:
If Clemenceau and Deroulede did not
wish to kill each other why repair to the
field of honor? They could have exhibited
their magnanimity just as well by agree
ing to abstain irom slaughter without per
forating the circumambient atmosphere
or affrighting the biids as well as the
gossips with the expectation of a tragedy.
Naturally we regard this innocuous
class of French duel as preferable to the
mere fatal variety. Nevertheless the
solt mu form of shooting at your enemy
without hitting him is somewhat ridicu
lous, and is likely to provoke sarcasms
touching upon a possible unsteadiness of
SUPPRESS THE THIEVES I
The Christmas season appears to be re
garded as a harvest by the members of the
profession who live from the mibappropri
tion of others' property. After a con
siderable exemption from highway rob
beries, burglaries and picking pockets, it
is not pleasant to read the daily reports of
the new boom in thieving. There is slight
compensation in the occasional detection
of a robber, but the success of the police
in this line has not yet attained the degree
that is necessary for the suppression of
Of course it is to be recognized that
there is some difficulty in promptly and
completely suppressing professional
thieves. But it should also be remem
bered that one of the primary purposes
of government is to protect the people
against criminals of this class. If bur
glary and highway robbery cannot be sup
pressed, people may come to ask them
selves why they pay large sums for the
maintenance of police an-i the building of
court houses, jails and penitentiaries. It
is certain that if the police force wishes to
vindicate its right to an existence it must
put forth its utmost exertions to detect
and punish the criminals who seem to be
making the Christmas season a harvest of
The police department has energetically
aimed to reach success in making this city
an exceedingly unfavorable locality for
thieves. This object, too, has been at
times attained. The present situation
shows the pressing need of renewed
activity in that line.
A TAMMANY ISSUE.
There is an intimation in the current
news that the movement to establish a
national quarantine will be antagonized
by the Tammany Democracy. Tammany
has not very positive views as to the best
methods of disinfection or the most cer
tain way to keep out an epidemic. But
Tammany has very positive views as to
the desirability of the quarantine officers
at New York for Tammany politicians.
It is understood, therefore, that the Tam
many representatives in Congress will be
instructed to fight any proposition to put
those offices under Federal control and
If this should be the position taken by
that organization for spoils, it would offer
a new and striking presentation of the
issue whether this1. Government shall be
run for the benefit of the Tammany
spoilsmen or for. the Interest pf the whole
pation, Ther Is no doubt that the whole
nation is interested In the maintenance of
an efficient, uniform and thoroughly
equipped quarantine against foreign in
fection. That efficiency and uniformity
can be secured only by national control.
Yet It is likely to be asserted that the na
tion cannot have this protection because
Tammany wants the offices.
It may be very instructive to have It
fully tested whether the lives and health
of the entire nation will have more
weight with Congress than the hunger of
Tammany for the quarantine patronage
in New York.
There is an immense amount of special,
pleading in connection with the discussion
ot the pension lists. As The Dispatch
said the other day, it Is perfectly proper
to examine the pension lists and to purge
them of any fraudulent cases, where pen
sions have been obtained by persons not
entitled to them under"an honest construc
tion of the law. To fly into a transport
at this proposition with the cry of "attack
ing the veterans" is to assert that the
veterans are, interested in fraudulent pen
sions. This' is a gross misrepresentation.
The interest of the veterans is to make
the pension roll a roll of honor by keep
ing it clear of any frauds or dishonest
pensions. No party can afford to stand
on the platform that dishonesty shall not
be, exposed. Yet this is exactly what
some inconsiderate partisans are doing in
raising the crv against the proposition to
investigate the pension lists.
It would not be. surprising If there was
a considerable number of names on the
pension lists not justly entitled to the
Government bounty. It would be sur
prising, all things considered, if there
were not such cases. But the idea started
by our cotemporary, th? New York Sun,
that an immense and comprehensive fraud
is exposed by the fact, that the total of the
pension lists is 200,000 greater than the
total "present for duty on May 1, 1865," is
a special plea more misleading than the
one on the other side. Yet it has a super
ficial effect that requires explanation.
The "present for duty" in the army re
turns is the number of men actually pres
ent with their organization on that day.
It does not include men detached to serve
at headquarters, or In any of the depart
ments, for any of the multifarious duties
that take soldiers or officers away from
their companies. It excludes mpn on
furlough, men in the hospital and men
under arrest. The real significance of
this total is shown by the fact that on May
1, 1864, the War Department figured
127,471 as the "aggregate present" of the
Army of the Potomac, while total enroll
ment would be much larcer; but the total
of "present for duty" or effective strength
The men who were detached at the time
these returns were matte may six months
previous have been present for service,
while others were detached, absent on
furlough or in hospitals. All tle men on
the rolls would at one time or another be
engaged in real service; but after they
got into the field there would never be a
time when all would be present for duty
There are two facts which make this
total, taken from the returns of May l,
1865, peculiarly misleading as applied to
pension matters. The first is that it in
cludes only the men who were sound and
able for duty after the fighting was over.
It incudes no one who wak disabled by
wounds, no one who had before that date
been sent home on account of disease. -It
covers by reason of tha close of the war a
less proportion of men doing detached
service; so that the difference between
the "present for duty" and the total en
rollment, at that date, affords some
measure of the number of man on the
rolls then in whose cases pensions
were manifestly proper. But it
does not c6ver the second fact
that the immense difference between
the enrollment at the close of the war, or
1,000,516, and the total enlistments during
the war, 2,666,999, Includes the vast ma
jority of the cases on which pensions are
founded to-day. None of the soldiers
who had been discharged on account of
wounds during the entire war were either
present for duty or borne on the rolls at
May 1, 1865; none of the widows or de
pendent parents of men killed in battle
or dead by disease during the war were
present or on the rolls at that date. None
of those who after three years' honorable
serviee declined to re-enlist, and subse
quently developed serious disibility, were
there. In siort, this total of May 1, 1865,
Is distinctly separate from the vast total
of dead, wounded, diseased and missing
men, caused by the three years' conflict
out of a total of 2,600,000 enlistments.
As we have said, it is quite possible that
there may be those on the pension lists
who have no business there; but it is ab
solutely certain that the 797,807 hale and
whole men who werepresent for duty af.er
the war was all over have no possible rela
tion to the number of possible pensioners.
COST OF BAIL AND WATER CABBIAGE
One of the originators of the Tehuan
tepec ship-railroad scheme is reported in a
cotemporary last evening as saying "It
stands to reasoq that a ton can be moved
more easily and cheaply over a railroad
than it can be pushed through water."
On this it is in place to note that the ob
servation may "stand to reason" very
well, but it does not stand in with the facts
at all. The notorious fact, of course, is
that a ton of freight is carried by water at
but a small percentage of the average cost
to the shipper of rail carriage.
Yet the ship-railroad advocate is per
haps correct in one sense. That is to say,
if railroads were to perform service for
the public upon charges based on the
actual cost of such service the real ex
pense of construction and 'operation
then, Indeed, rail-carnage might be nearly
as cheap as water.
But the trouble, as everybody knows, is
that every ton of freight which travels
over the railroad has to pay also for the
"water" in the railroad stock and bond
securities. Such n the sort of "water"
which makes transportations expensive.
The bogus capitalization which puts for-,
tunes into the pockets of promotors is the
perpetual burden laid upon the public.
Interest and fixed charges upon that bogus
factor have to be met by such freight
rates as are far above the cost of transpor
tation by waterways; and it is to water
ways the public are now compelled to look
both for relief from excessive charges and
for increased facilities for business.
ANY attempt on the part of Republicans
or Democrats, or both, to deprive the third
party of all the representation in the Senate
to which the last election entitles it will,
prove pretty poor policy in the long run.'
Americans are wont to resent injustice even
from politicians when it becomes too glar
ing. And the third party will sorely profit
by any proofs it can adduce to demonstrate
that either by "deals" or "steels" iegisla
tnrcs were "steered" in directions contrary
to the wishes bf the voters expressed at the
An anxious ppblip will be disappointed
that the telegraphic notloes of Paderewskl's
return to America omit all notice of his
hair, and only mention hisseoietarynnd his
I favorite piano as accompanying him.
Wuem traction companies awaken to the
fact that they are the servants of the pub
lic, perhaps they will pay more attention to
the rendering of good service and less to the
making profits at the cost of publio incon
venience. But until the fact is established
in practice as firmly ai it already is In disre
garded theory, the overcrowding habit may
be expected to grow rather than diminish.
Standing room is a moderate request for
passengers to make after paving ttieir fares,
bnt they arts lucky when they get It in the
busy hours of these days. Public opinion is
getting about tired of sardine packed cars
and downhill runaways. And some day
publio indignation will give the traction
companies a needed but unpalatable lesson,
and demand the performance of their
Civilization must surely be making
headwny in Russia. A single train robbery
is said to have netted over $30,000 to success
ful brigands near Warsaw.
The popularity of Wooster college, Ohio,
is said to be diminishing because its stu
dents are forbidden to engage In inter
collegiate athletic contests. Athleticism
may be, and doubtless is, overdone in some
quarters as a branoh of modern collegiato
training. But, theie is room for moderation
in all things, and inter-collegiate athleticism
is too useful in its proper place to be entire
ly ignored with impunity by the faculty ol
any progressive college.
Meteorologists are pafe enough in re
garding Paris at a storm center these days.
Trc Chamber of Deputies never jieets no iy
w ithout a "stormy scene." ,
' The Nicaragua Canal supporters are
thie atoning tofilibrster azainst the nnHi
option bill in the Senate to secure votes on
behalf of their scheme. The anti-option
bill is not calculated to achieve the ends for
which it is professedly designed, and its loss
would amount to little. And by the use of
the tactics proposed, the bnckers of the
Nicaragua monstrosity would create a spirit
or antagonism tcftheirpioject beneficial lor
THANKS to the good souls of the charit
able some or the Homestead children will
havogood -soles, whose Christmas would
otherwise be bootless.
It is somewhat difficult to draw the line
between brigandage, cattle-stealing, insur
rection and revolution In Mexico. But, from
all nccounts, It seems that the present dis
turbance has a good chance to rise to the
donbtfnl dignity of revolution. It founds
serious in this country, but the people who
are used to it must more or less enjoy that
oit of thing, or they would put an end to it
Even heresy trials have to give way to
Christinas festivities. Smely there is rest
for the wicked at this season, if ever on
earth at all.
If cholera cases continue to make their
appearance in Russia and Hamburg at
this season, there can be no room ior doubt
that the disease will return with vizor
when the winter is over. The time is none
too long for tho making of adequate prepar
ations to keep the disease out of this coun
try and Congress ought to realize the fact,
Congressmen will Daturally find it hard
to indulge in Christmas mirth, with the
weight of their responsibilities ever upon
To hold all the distinguished gentlemen
who have been unofficially announced as
members of Mr. Cleveland's administration,
the cabinet will have to be as elastic as the
Chicago platlnrm. Perhaps the difficulty
will be lessened to some extent, however,
since the material that was used at the
national convention is still available.
WnEN railroad freight rates are reduced
to waterway standards the millennium will
be a Deal hearer at hand than it is to-day.
"When an end-on railroad collision is due
to the al sence of rear lights, there should
bo no difficulty in placing the responsibility
for the occurrence. And the party guilty of
negligence should be made to tealize tho re
sponsibility by a stiff punishment for his
rE0PL.fi OP PROMINENCE.
General Wade Hampton has for
mally iciterated his 'determination not to
aaln enter public Hie.
Paderewski, the celebrated pianist, ac
compinicd by his sccietary and, lavorite
piano, has arrived in New Yoik on the
Kev. N. L Robinson, J?h.D., graduate
of the Princeton theological Seminary,
class '74, has received a call to the First
Presbyterian Church at Madison. Wis.
Mrs. Talmage is the fortunate pos
sessor of a Russian sable cloak which, when
worn, reaches down to bor feet. Her hus
band gained something more than the mere
IriendshiD of the Czar Dy his visit to Russia.
President Harrison is a physiogno-"
mist. He has great confidence in his ability
to lead character through tne expressions
of tho human face. There is a lascinatton
for him In the puisuit of his theoretical sci
ence. Captain "W. Beainbeidge Hoff,
United States Navy, who is in Europe on a
special mission for the naval exhibit of the
Chicago Exhibition, has left Parish lor
Reviera and Italy. He was presented to the
Randall L. Gibson's temporary, suc
cessor in the United States Senate, it is
thought in Washington, will be Don Caffery,
aielative and intimate iriend of Governor
Foster, or the Pelican State, who will have
the appointing power.
POPULISTS GO TO COUET.
Their Cases in Kansas in a Fair War of a
Tofexa, Katt., Deo. S3. The suits against
the five Republican members-elect of the
lower house of the Legislature, mentioned
in these dispatches recently, were brought
by the Populists to-day in the Supreme
Court in the shape of mandamus pro
ceedings. The court to-day passed upon
only one case, that from Haskell
county, where Stubbs, Republican, was
given the certificate of election by mistake,
the figures shotting the election of Rosen
thal, Populist, to be coirect. The Court
ordered the canvassing board to reconvene
and rectify the en or, or to show cause Jan
uary 3 why it does not obey the Court's
mandate. The four cases will be passed
upon probably to-morrow.
The Populists have determined to bring
other .suits against the five He
publican postmasters who were elected
to tho lower house. The basis
of the suits is that provision in the State
Constitution which lorbids the election to
more than one public office of one man. The
Republicans hope to meet these suits by in
ducing the five members-elect to resign
their Federal positions.
OREGON'S SIG SNOW 8T0BM.
The Weight of the Feathery Flakes Crushes
In Many Small Dwellings.
Portland, Ore;, Dec. 23. The snow storm
which has been pie vailing over the Pacific
Northwest for the past IS hours, ceased this
morning. ' A depth of 21 inches was reached.
Tne storm has been the most severe in local
history. Uiver traffic is threatened by the
probable freezing over of the Columbia
Beports from Eastern Oregon are that
great loss of live stock is likely to result.
A number of frame buildings have collapsed
lrom the weight of the snow.
Belknap's Plan for Ke-EIectloo.
LAtrsixa, Mick., Dec. 23. Congressman
Belknap asked tho Supreme Court for a
mandamus directing the Bpard of Canvassers
of Ionia county to reconvene, and, after
counting certain votes which were rejected
at the last reconnt, and rejecting others
which were counted, to forward an amended
return to the Seoretary ot State. Suoh a re
turn would give Belknap a plurality of 10 In
the district. The Court hail the matter
LIVE NATIONAL TOPICS.
Retaliation Proposed If Canada Doesn't
Stop Patting Warships on the Lakes
Prospects or the elierman Act Being
Bepe&led Torrey Bankruptcy BUI to
Be Given a Hearing.
"Washington, Dee. 23. The full text of
therepo'tson the Canadian lake question,
which were britfly summarized In these dis
patches two days ago, is now accessible.
Tho question of maintaining warships on the
Great' Lakes In contravention of treaty
stipulator), has encaged the attention of
.this administration since the fall of 183L In
"that year Lieutenant G. L. Larden, of the
United States Revenue Marine. Service, was
directed to investigate the subject. He made
a quiet visit to Canada, and under date of
January, 1S92, submitted a report to Secre
tary Foster, of the Treasury Department,
giving the dimensions if tho so-styled "new
Canadian cruiser Constance," which was a
revenue cutter in name but in reality a war
ship. This report was transmitted to Secre
taiy Tracy.who, commenting onitlnaletter
to the Secretary or the Treasury under date
or- January, 18S2, sjys: "Revenue cutters
would not appear to come, within the limi
tations of the treaty of 1817, for the United
States maintains lour revenue steamers on
the Great Lnke, varying in tonnage lrom
419 tons to 499 tons each, and each carrying
twnorthreaguns. The treaty provides that
neither paity shall maintain on the lakes a
greater number of vessels than follows:
On Lake Ontario, one vessel cot exceeding
10O tons, armed with one 18 pounder cannon;
on the Upper lakes, two vessels of the same
desciiptiiin; on' Lake Champlaln, one vessel
of the same description, and that no other
vessel of war shall be built or armed on
these lakes." The report of Lieutenant
Cirden has occasioned much comment in'
the I reasury department, as emphasizing
tho need lor now revenue cutters of a
modern type, capable of coping, if need be,
with those now being constructed by
Torrey's Bankruptcy Bill to Be Heard.
The friends ot the Torrey bankruptcy
bill, fearful that the House, through Inac
tivity might not give even consideration at
this session of Congress to tho measure,
"have circulated a petition asking that the
Rules Cummlttoe bring in a special order
hxing a day at which it shall be taken ud.
They have succeeded in secuiing 125 signa
tures of Democratlcmeuibers of the House,
or more than a majority of the members of
the dominant pariy. It is said that this
makes it practically certain that the Torrey
bill will get h special order from the com
mittee, ns Speaker Crisp has heietoforo
stated that hu would bring in a special rule
whenever so requested to do by a majority
of Ills pin tv colleagues. The special order
does not signify anything save that the bill
will receive consideration, for a large num
ber of tne members who signed the petition
stated in doing so that thev would vote
against the passage of the bill. They merely
lavored its bein,r given a chance in court.
The Bear Safe al 'Frisco.
Captain Healv, of the United States
revenue cutter Bear, reports his arrival at
San Francisco flora Alaska. He says that
the present system of guarding the seal
rookeries is ineffectual. The tough weather
that prevails about the islands prevents
revenue cutters from approaching the shore
close enough to be of any service. I' they
go close enough for service thei run immi
nent lisk or being dashed to pieces. upon tho
shore and wrecked. The daiKness that pre
vails lor IS to 18 hours out or the 24 increases
the risks run and prevents those afloat lrom
seeking maiaudcrs. Eveu with nil these ob
stitclos one vesiel can only guard a small
coast. Hu thinks that a police patrol or suf
ficient strength should be stationed on
snore and p'ltrol the coast. A vessel, too,
should be Kept there to act in conjunction
with the land guard.
Important Land Office Disscussion.
Commissioner Stone, of the General
Land Office, in a latter to the register and.
receiver of the local land office at Taylor's
ails, Minn., has levoked his order of Sep
tember 3, 1891, holding for cancellation 33
pre-emption entries which were made by
settle! s in the Mille Lac Indian reservation
under tho authority of a decision of Janu
ary 21, 1891. This letter held that these lands
weru subject to entry under the general
land laws. A later decision, however, held
that they could be entered onl under the
special provision of the act of January 14,
1883. The order of cancellation is 1 evoked,
to afford time for remedial legislation in
their behalf now pending in Congress.
A Job for an American Citizen.
The President has under consideration
the appointment or a'cltfzen of the United
States as Chief Justice of Samoa, to succeed
Judge Ceaarcranz, who has been , asked to
retire because of the dissatisfaction on the
part of the natives with his administration.
GieatBiitain and Germany have left the
selectiun of his successor to the United
Americans Fortunate at Madrid.
That American exhibitors at the Madrid
Columbian Exposition have been most suc
cessful is shown by a cable message re
ceived by the Sociotary of State to-day from
the United States charge d'affaires at Mad
rid, sajing that thev had been awardid
8 gold nie'als, 14 silver and 15 bronze
medals, besides leceltlng honorable men
tion in numerous cases.
Springer's Proposed Voting Scheme.
"The electoral college, as it now stands,
is a miserable fraud." said Representatiro
Springer to-day, -'and the Idea that all the
votes in the electoral college from a great
State like New York should go to one party
by a matter of 100 or 200 votes is a great fraud
upon the electors ot the c untry. Some of
tho newspapers misapprehend the proposi
tion which I submitted on this subject.
The popular vote contemplated is con
fined to each State. The States will have
the same number of electoral votes tbey
now have in the election of President and
Vice Piesident. There will be no persons
running as candidates for electors, but tbe
electoral vote 01 o.icl) State will be appor
tioned among the several candidates, ac
cording to the number of popular vote's
each receive-i in that State, the odd votos
golnn to tne candidates having the largest
mictions. This will prevent the vicious
practice of gerrymandering, and gives exact
weight to the popular vote which each can
didate receives in the State. It will nation
alize the Presidental election and render
contests for the succession next to impossi
ble. Politically, it would give effect to the
popular will, limited only by the just repre
sentation to which State is entitled in the
electoral college, and would not spread
large majorities in one locality beyond the
limits of the State. Besides, it Would
make vote-buying ineffectual, and therefore
inoperative." Mr. Springer said the propo
sition seemed to be growing in favor, and
was certainly attracting a great deal of in-
Probable Repeal of the Sherman Law.
There is to be an organized effort in the
House after the holidays to bring about
some sort of financial legislation. It will
probably take the shape of an attempt to re
peal the Sherman law, under which the
"Government is purchasing 64,000,000 ounces
of silver a year. The opponents of free
coinage believe this law is daily menacing
the securities or the Government and in
evitably leading to gigantic losses. Mr.
Harter, or Ohio, one of the most pronou:ced
champions of the repeal of this law, will
make It his special business during tho re
cess to endeavor to mould the public and
Congressional sentiment so that lavorable
action may be taken us soon after recess as
po ssible. For this reason he will not return
to Ohio to enjoy the holiday festivities, but
will be found at various places throughout
the East, where he may be most useful in
advocating the repeal of the law. On the
other bund, the friends of silveraie not less
active, and expect to seu a free coinage bill
forging to tbe nont belore manv days of the
new year have passed. Mr. Stewart said
only the other day that be expected a free
coinage bill would soon be called up for a
vote. His amendment to the bill of Mr. Hill,
which provides for the repeal of the Sher
man act, makes that measure practically a
free coinage bill, and Mr. Stewart thinks
that when It cornea to a vote It will pass.
Retirement of Commodore Folger.
Commodore Folger has resigned his posi
tion as Chief of the Naval Ordnance Depart
ment on account of ill health. The resigna
tion is to take effect January 2 next. Presi
dent Harrison, in accepting the resignation,
says: "It is due to you' to say further that
your achievements in tbe Washington gun
shop and as C fief of the Bureau of Ordnance
in the Navy Department have been most
notable and creditable. Ton have dono a
very great work for the navy, and I bej to
express the hope tha.t with restored health
you mayyet further contribute to tho lc
nown of a distinguished pro.esslon."
Distribution of Chile's Money.
A few days ago tbe Legislative Depart
ment turned over to the Navy Department'
the 175,000 indemnity recently received from
Chile In settlement of the claims of members
.of the Baltimore's crow killed, injured and
Imprisoned in Valparaiso on October 18,
1891. The Navy Department is now consid
ering means by which this Indemnity can
be mostjnstly distributed among the claim
ants. There are no less than 30 persons
Interested. Tbe families of ltLrgin, who
was killed, and Turnbull, who subsequently
died from wounds, will receive a generous
part of the indemnity. Six men were seri
ously wounded during; the attack, and they
will also receive a portion of the amount.
Something over 20 men were more or less
injured or wrongfully Imprisoned, and the
claims of these men will receive due consid
eration by the department. It is not un
likely that Secietary Tracy will convene a
board of naval officers to determine how
and to whom the money shall be paid, this
being tho U9ual method pursued by the de
partment in cases Involving tbe distribution
of money, and as the testimony of the Balti
more's errw upon the return of that vessel
to San Francisco is complete, such a board
could readily arrive at just conclusions in
M. TEieiRIlEN'J DEFENSE.
He Says He Was Removed for Spite, Not
Waynesbubg. Pa., Dec. 23. Special Post
master Teugarden to-night gave out tbe
following interview: "The only intimation
I have had nbout my removal Is what I see
in to-day's Pittsburg papers, and the only
knowledge of nn effort being made for my
removal was what was published a few aays
ago. I regarded this simply as tbe vapor
Ingsof some of my personal and political
enemies, and gave it no attention. I have
had no Information from the department of
any cbarget preferred against me. Inspec
tor Dickson ,wa8 here August 8 last, and
made an examination or tbe office.
This office was Inspected by Inspector
MoGrady, of Philadelphia, during tbe
summer of '91, and after the examination
he declared, in the presence of my clerks
and myneU, that 'the office is in tip-top
shape,' and complimented us upon its man
agement. Inspector Dickson, after corn
Dieting bis examination, spoke' in compli
mentary term- as to the condition in which
he found the office. I don't know what his
report was to the department, butlfit was
of the character alleged In 1 ecent newspaper
articles, I denounce it as false in toto.
"The statement that tbe postal and money
order accon.its were not kept separately Is
untrue. The monoy. order account is bal
anced dailv and the' money counted to see
that it corresponds. This h-is always been
done since I took charge of the office. The
postal receipts are chanted in the postal ac
count book every night, and the monov
counted, that it balances. Tne charge that
postage stamps were sold on credit
Is Dot true. The assertion that a letter ad
dressed to S. W. Scott was kept 20 days in
tho general delivery Is absolutely untrue.
The flist initial In the name on the letter re
ferred to had more the appearance of a 'J'
tl an an S,' and the letter. I believe, was
plsced in the box of J.W. Scott, a brother of
a. W. Scott, who is the father-in-law of A. P.
Dickey, the new appointed from ten days
to two n eeks after the date at which the
letter was received at the office. As shown
by the 'buck stamps,' it was dropped into
the front lotterdrop, while the window was
closed, during the distribution of the morn
ing's Pittsburg mail. In the meantime
S. W. Scott had been inquiring for the let
ter, and upon its return to the office it was
placed immediatelv in his box and the mat
ter explained to him in accordance with the
"I Dropoe to demand an investigation by
the Postoffice Deoartment or all mattnrs
complained ot. The affairs of tho office
nreingood shape, and always have been.
My clerks are carelul and painstaking and
a few mistakes have been made in tho office
as in any otner office of like magnitude in
tne country. An Investigation byan honest
ana capable official will demonstrate the
exact truth of all my statements. I deny
that 1 have ever neglected my official
duties. I have never allowed private or
political bnsincss to interfere in any way
with the proper condnci of tho office."
THE FUTURE "P FRANCE.
Oslt a revolution will suffice to satisfy
French indignation against Panama Canal
frauds. Hamtburg Star.
FitAitCE seems to be on a dead center. All
It needs is for someone to give the fly wheel
a hunch and there'll be 300 revolutions a
minute. Chicago Mail.
Vive la Kkpublkiue! should be the French
cry. The people should not givo up the lib
erties which only came after a century of
bloodshed. Toledo Blade.
Tbe Panama corruption is to be deplored;
but the gieatest calamity that could Detail
Franco would be the triufaph of the Mon
archists. yew York Kecordif.
Monarchical sentiment is lower in France
now than it has been for trears past. The
Panama affair may overthrow several more
Ministries, but tho Republic is sale. Buffalo
The trouble Is by no means over. But it is
believed that there are too many good and
true men in France to suffer revolution to
go backward, and that the Republic is safe.
A'ew York World.
It seems as though there weiebutastep
between the republic and a monarchy in
France, and that tne big atmy wonld be the
stepping stone for any man bold enough to
take It. Brooklyn Citizm.
It is lucky for Franco that no Napoleon
has as yet appeared on the scene of disturb
ance, but there is no telling when tho
volatile nation will seek war as a relief for
its present high pressure excitement. Kun
tus Lily titar.
There are Royalists and there are Im
perialists and at this Juncture each party 19
us great an enemy of the other as both are
of the Republic Between the rival am
bitions, the Republic finds a reasonable
shelter. Columbia Dispatch.
BATTLE BETWEElf BAEBABIANS.
No Quarter Given or Taken in the Fierce
Border Warfare in Mexico.
Neuva Laredo, Mex., Dec. 23 Reports
come from every part of the northern side
of the Republic indicating the growth of tbe
revolutionary movement, A battle between
the Revolutionists and Mexican troops oc
curred at Coralvo on the 19.h. Ten men
were killed and five of the Mux ican soldiers
were burned to death. A skirmish also oc
curred two days pievious near Guerrerro
between the Mexican troops and tbe rebels,
the latter being victorious. Official infor
mation is that no quarter was given or
asked, and in every instance the Mexicans
It is reported that the Government has
seized the railroad for its own use, and
companies of cavalry have been sont to
Guerrerro. It ii also reported that a partv
of insnrgents made another raid at Sun
Ygnacio, and went on into Mexico. This is
contrary to first reports, which were 11 part
of the strategy or the Revolutionists. 1 hey
sent two spies Into Texas to spread the ru
mor that the Revolutionists were on that
side, and while the Riaz forces were asleep
and the United States forces hunting,
.through the Mesquite for men who were not
even on the north sld of the Rio Omnde
bthe Revolutionists weie gaining sctenntli
ana pillaging tne. a ortn Mexican garrisons.
ELECTEICITY ON BB00KLTN BBIDQE.
The Noisy Switch Engines Have Probably
Had Their Day.
NEwYOBK,Dec. 13. Special. The Presi
dent and trustees of the Brooklyn bridge
are seriously considering the question of
substituting electric motors for' the noisy
switch engines at tho terminal. A firm in
Pennsylvania is now building a motor
which it says will be able to draw heavy
freight trains at the rate of 40 miles an. hour.
President Howell and Superintendent Mar
tin expect to witness a test of the new en
gine in about three weeks. Electricity will
not be substituted lor cable power. Tho
present svstem is satisfactory.
President Howell said to-day that he was
keeping a close wutcli on electrical advance
ment, and that in time the bridge trains
'would probably be run entirely by electric
ity. ' MABIE WAINWBIGHI'S SUCCESSOR.
Miss Alplie'Hendrlcks to Become the Bylde
of Actor Louis L. James. N
Philadelphia, Dec. 23. Alicense to marry
was Issued here to-day tor Louis L. James,
the actor, who is to wed Miss Alpbe Hend
ricks. Mr. James, who is now starring
Jointly with Frederick Warde, was married
some years ago to Marie Wainwright, and
for some time they played together in
Shakespearean role-., Tiiev afterward sep
arated, each heading a company. After
awhile it was announced that the two were
Miss Hendricks who Is announced as the
fntute Mrs. James, it a member of tbe
Was OfteixTurried Back Again.
Bsltlmore American. 1
In many cases, the leaf that was turned at
the beginning of this year will do Just as
wll for tlm beginning: of tha next.
A CHRISTMAS BALL
Social Events Planned for the Enjoyment
of the Yalo Boys Dances, Beceptlons
and Dinners on the Programme A
Novel Church Entertainment.
THI3 evening the residence of Mrs. I. A.
Stewart, on Lincoln avenue, will be the
scene of a Christmas ball, with all the ap
pointments of a Christmas character. The
ball will bo in honor of the Tale boys who
gave their concert in arnegie Hall last
night, -and the decorations of the honso
will be of a blue tune, rolieved by the briebt
searlet berries of the holly, with here and
there a sprLr of mistletoe and pine. Tho
effect will undoubtedly b3 charming, andj
tne young men for whom the entertainment
is given will De less than human if they do
not enjoy tbomselves. A large number or
invitations are out, tbe time named for the
commencement or the dancing being 10 r. m.
Mrs. Stewart is such a delightlul hostess,
understanding the duties of that character
so well, that it is safe to say this will be one
of the most pleasurable of the Christmas
Eve functions in the two cities.
THE dance at the Pittsburg Club rooms
last night was supposed to be Informal, but
it did not lack brilliancy on that account.
It was necessarily late when the guests ar
rived, because they had nearly alt attended
the concert in Allegheny, and it required
some little time tor them to make their way
to the clnb house from the other slde.of the
river. Bnt when the mnslc did commence,
and the delicious strains of tho orchestra
floated across the pretty ballroom, there
was such an evident disposition to make the
best use of the hours that were left that it
made little difference w bother it were late
or early. There were some elegant toilettes,
a pretty idea that was, carrlea ont In nearly
all being the tonch of Tale blue that was
introduced in some portion of the costume.
The dunce was given by tbe Tale Alumni
Association for the Tale Glee Club and
Banjo club, and it was only fitting that the
colors of tho college should he in evidence.
The patronesses were Mr. Albert H. Childs,
Mrs. James A. McCrea, Mrs. William N.
Frew, Mri Geonre W. liilworth, Mr. E. M.
Ferguson, Mrs. Reuben Miller, Mrs. Walter
S. JlcCUntock, Mrs. James M. Schoonmaker,
Mrs. Park Painter ana Mrs. Harvey Childs,
"Witii the girls and boys home from
school for Christmas, and the Yalo and
Princeton boys here, too, it is no wonder
that a number of entertainments for the
young folks have been planned for the
Christmas holidays, or that it is it.tended to
have a lively time for the next week or two.
Yesterday a reception and dinner were given
at Cloverly Cottage by Mr. and Mrs. John
Z. Speer, In honor of the Yale boys and the
girl from qrontz and the Remington
school. The Tale bluo was seen every
where that it was possible to use it in the
decoration of tho dining room, and when
the 60 diners sat down it must be confessed
that a more brilliant spectacle has seldom
been witnessed. The bright laces of the
young men and maidens and the fluttering
ribbons of blue that pervaded the room
made a picturpsque combination that would
delight the eye of an artist as much as ofa
simple admirer of happy youth. A ter the
dinner the party attended the concert at
Carnegie Hall, hringing tno evening to a de
lightinl conclusion at the ball at the Pitts
burg Club. Another dinner last evening, as
a preliminary to the concert and ball, was
at the home of Mrs. Walter McClintock, and
still another was given by Mrs. Charles L.
In St. Malachi's Church, on the South
side, beginning with Sunday af t ern oon at 3
o'clock, and continning every afternoon
every week, some pretty services will be
given. The smaller school children will ap
pear in recitations, song and Christmts tab
leaux. One interesting feature will bo the
delivery of short sermons by two 7-year-old
boys, Harry Caulev and Anthony Connolly,
who will be attired in clerical dress. An
other pretty feature will be the recitation
of "Bethlehem." that beautifnl story in
verse, written by Father McTighe. The
poem will be given bv Katie Diskin, aged 11
years, and will be accompanied by tableaux.
Little Misses Gertin Farrell and Alice Coy
will contest In oratory, and recite "Son of
the Virgin," another poem written by the
That remarkably clever mimic, Mr.
Leland T. Powers, gave one of his unique
entertainments in Old City Hall last evening
under the auspices of the Y. 3L C. A. Mr.
Powers rendered Bouclcanlt's famous play,
'The Shaugliraun," alone, playing every
part in succession or alternately without the
aid or costume or niakenp. The different
characters were repre-ented so faithfully
by tricks of expressipu and acce'it that one
could almost imagine the whole scene was
presented with half a dozen people on the
stage instead of one voung man, who did
not resort to any stage tricks more than
ruffling his hair and changin-r his tones.
' There was a verv large attendance, and the
entertainment was nn entire success.
The managers of Eoseiia Foundling- Asy
lum at the corner of Cliff and Gum streets
are preparing to do their best for the many
unfortunates entrusted to their care. This
asylum shelters many poor nnd helpless in
mutes, and kindly offerings this holiday
season will be gratefully received by the
managers and Sisters in attendance.
Much interest has been aroused in the
movement for tree Kindergartens for neg
lected children. It is a form of benevolent
effort which will bring great regards to
those who promote it. That it may be the
better understood. Miss Wheelock, of the
Klnder.arten .Training School of Boston,
has been engaged to alve a fiee lecture upon
the objects and tho methods on Tuesday
evening, Januarv 3. at 8 o'clock in' the Itfc
tnre room of the First Presbvterian Church,
Wood street. Tnere should be n large at
tendance, for no field or effort can moro
worthily be cultivated.
The Pittsburg Alnmni Association of
the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity gave its an
nual banquet at tho Dnquesne last e ening.
About 20 members were presuat, soiuo of
the guests coming from West Virginia. The
diuner was an enjoyable affair.
The Gossip of Society.
Rev. Johs M03TT3 Jones, of Oak Hill. O ,
one of tlit leading lights ir the Welsh Pres
byterian Church ol tho United States, is
spending the holidays among his friends In
ttie city. To-morrow and next Sunday he
will occupy the pulpit or the Welsh Presby
terian Church on Second avenue. He will
be a guest of Mr. Owen Jones, of Miller
Miss Wheelock, of Boston, tho kindergar
tener, will give a "mother's "talk" at the
Alinda Preparatory school on Wednesday
afternoon, December 28, at .1 r. u. Miss
Wheelock will be tlm giiet of 31lss Stuart,
Fifth avenue and Craig street.
ALL French children or Pittsburg and vici
nity are invited to a christmis fete to he
given Monday evening in the First Presby
ter an Church by the French mission. There
will be a Christmas t:ee, Santa Clans and
The Epworth League of the Buena Vista
Street &l. E. Church gaveadolIghtfiUIter
ary and musical entertainment In the lecture
room last evening. It was a success from
every point of view.
Ma. and Mrs. H. K. Poeter. who have
been spending the tall in Spain, will return
Dome about the first or the year.
Fennsy' Pottery and Porcelain Exhibit.
llAitRiSBURG, Hec. 23. Deputy Executive
Commissioner Woodward, of the Board of
World's Fair Managers of Penntylvanla, is
arranging for a representative collection of
the pottery and porcelain made inaiiyyears
neoin Pennsylvania, lor exhibition at the
World's Fair. .
DEATHS HhRE AND .LLaEWIIERE.
James Phelan, Capitalist.
James Phelan, the capitalist, one of the
best known California pioneers, died yesterday In
San Francisco. He was born at Orantstown, Ire
land, in la, and iainc to the Unl d Mates when
a boy. Heengagrd In business t Tarlons times
In Philadelphia. New Orleans ami (.lcclniatl. and
at th e time of the gold lever In 134 . shipped a
large cargo of merchandise from New Vork to Cal
lruriila. following hlmaeir. He shipped tin: first
enrjtoor wheat from C Ifomla to ureat Britain.
He estahlUlu-d the First Natfonal Dank 1 ran
Francisco and subsequently organized and b-came
Vice i'resldcnt of tbe Amellcan (.onlractlnit and
Dredging Company. lonnrd in 133 , to dredge the
Panama Canal. Mr. rhelinaiu engnge.r in a
number of otuerunilertaklnzs of magltude. He
leaves an estate valued al several millions.
Mr. Montagu Willi ots. the well-known
barrister of Louden, who haiiwen III lor over two
months, died yesterdaymornlg.
J. M. Fisk. a director of the American Exchange
Bank, New York, died tw denlr hi tbe office or the
Preihleu I of that Institution ji slerday inor.ilng.
V illiam Parks, tl yesrs old, one of the tint
settlers of Stark county. O.. died at Wliraot
yesterday. He was well-known all over Eastern
Ohio, and has held many loca, offices In the, west
ern, n I "f VIST'S Cmtnt'.
New Zealand has 62 large creameries.
Cannibalism is still practiced in 14
places in the world.
Since 1860 Michigan has produced 6G
614,404 barrels of salt.
There are 450 Industrie in New Orleans
in which women labor.
The leaf of the banana is usually six
feet long by two feet wide.
The Electoral College of every State in
tbe Union meets Januarys
The new Union station in-St.Lonis will
cover 32 trains and cost $5,500,000.
Hum is made from the refuse ot sugar,'
The best comes from he West Indie?. '
In 1886 there were 81,210,000 spindle
in operation in Europe, America ana Asia.
NevYork City's annual production of
manufactured articles is valued at $700,000,
Somebody has discovered that pigeons
have been used as mail carriers for about'
Soowshoe races have become popular ia
Vienna and there is talk of erecting a tobog
In manufacturing occupations the aver-'
life of soap boilers is the highest and that;1
of grindstone makers tbe lowest.
Both Greek and Roman ladies painted
their faces, for white usinz white lead, for
red tho Juice of an unknown herb.
An incandescent lamp with three inde
pendent carbon filaments connected with,
the same terminals is a new invention.
While borine a well near Millersburg-, 1
Ind., a four-foot vein of good coal, it is re-
ported, was struck, at a depth of 75 lect.
A triple wedding in which a father and
his two daughters will figure win take place
on Christmas day, at Jeffersonville, Ind.
A portrait of Grover Cleveland, taken
by Felix Moscheles seven years ago, is on
exhibition in the Stacey Gallery, in Old,
Bond street, London.
The costliest cigars ever exported frota
Havana were a quantity made expressly for
the Prince of Wales and valued at$l7
apiece at the factory.
A deaf and dumb book canvasser sold
70 books within four days recently in three
small New Hampshire towns, with commis
sions amounting to $150.
The profits of the Paris postoffi,',, which,
last year amounted to $10,000,000, have
moved the postoffice clerks t consider what
steps they should take for getting their
Much interest has been aroused in
Spain by the finding among some old papers
at the palace of the Duke of Albe of a series
of letters written by Columbus relating to
his first discoveries.
The famous thoroughfare of Berlin,
Unter den Linden, is the best lighted street
In the world, ltlsilluminatedby three lines
of electric arc lamps, which are separated,
by two lines of lime trees.
The common snail is said to have 150
rows of stout serrated teeth. The wbola
palate contains abont 21,000 teeth, it in
claimed, whilo a 'till grown slug has over
20,000 of these silicions spikes.
Pope Leo XIII. otns a pearl left to
him by his predecessor on tho throne of
St. Peter, which is worth X20 000 and tho
chain of 32 pearls owned hv the Empress
Frederick Is estimated at X35.000.
The picture of General Boulangeron
horseback reviewing tbe French army, tha
work ot Debat-Ponsan, ha3 been recently I
placed on exhibition in a number of cities in.
Holland and Belgium, with bad results.
H. H. Drew and Miss Alice Crew
were married the other at Carrollton, Go.,
by 'Squire Tillman. The couple came to tho
'Sqmre while he whs in a sawmUl, and ba
married them on a pile of sawdust.
The famous Oaks plantation in South.
Carolina has been sold for the phospate de
posits on it. The plantation played a con
spicuous part in several of Simms' novels,
and Marlon and bis men were often en
St. Chad's Church clock, at Shrews
bury, which was made last century, has a
longer pendnluin than any other clock la
Great Britain. Its pendulum Is 22 feet lone,
nnd the ball 4 feet 3 inches in circumferences,
and 200 pounds in weight.
When, there is a sale of the Marl
borouzh orchids the news is thought im
portant enough to cable over here. Tho
reason is that there are no less than 25,000:
specimens of the late Duke's favorite
flower, doubtless the biggest orchid squad. X
By means of extra sensitive photo
graphic plates.sunk in the Mediterranean on .
one of the calmest days i tbe year, an.
Italian scientist has demonstrated that the
almost vertical rays of the midday sun ia
mid'iimmer do not penetrate beyond a depth,
of 150 fathoms.,
A special committee pf the Massachu
setts Legislature seems to have established
the lact that Boston is the tramp's favor' to
citv, the easiest of all American cities to
"work." This is a distinction that 'Boston
nny enjoy without being hampered by
jealousy on the part of her sister cities.
Elactric light baths are among the latest
inventions. The necessary parts of sneb a
bath are a cabinet which will inclose tho
entire body except the hea'd, and 50 electrio
lamps of 16-candle nover, or 110 volts, ar
ranged about the body in groups, with a
separate switch for each group. The light
Is thrown on a section at a time, making tha
patient frisky and browning the skin like an
Smyrna, Tarkev, his an active circle of
King's Daughters engaged in the practical
charitable work for v,hch the order is
noted. Bv sewing, embroidering. scrubbing J
floors, blackening shrtes, or any work for J
which money wonld be ptld, thev hare dls- I
tribnted rice and coal nuinng tho poor, vis- I
ited the sick, educated children, provided
medicines, paid rents and 'dono other sim
ilar acts of charity. '
Genuine amber is becoming scarcer
every year, nnd it will not be long before a
real amber cigar holderr pipe stem will bo
a rarity and a luxury. Tbe true amber is a
fossil gnm, which was produced in large
quantities bv trees having a resinous ss,p,
which flowed'down the trunks a.id gathored.
in masses at the roots. It is found in tho
trronud of marshes and other place where
forests flourished in 'ormer times, ndis
also secured by dredging.
A St, Clairsville man tells the follow
ing snake- story: William Brown found an
artificial egg floating in the; river, and it v
being a good imitation or a hen's eg ho
cut bis initials on ft and used it for a nest
eir. List Juno his mother went to tho nest
and found a blacksnake in possession. It a
few davs the egg as missing. One day last
week L011 Augnstine killed a large black-
snake, and noticing a Inmp on it steppeu
,. ..., .... ..,.. .tin a.rifi.t.1 a.
cut on it.
POETRY EN PASSANT.
I kissed her once, she kissed me baok;
My heart was IMVd with glee
"That's my meaning. Jack." she said.
For Reciprocity.' "
Again I tried to osculate
1 he fascinating maid
"No morel" said she, "I cannot bear
That horrid thing." "Free trade.' "
He argued, but could not keep cool,
Bat said, while mad clear through:
"1 will not argue with a fool;"
The other laid: "1 do."
Sea Tork Press.
One morn into a dry goods store
A ballet girl did stray,
VI 1th samp e or the goods she wors
When la the big ballet.
She showed It to a clerk abont.
Who quick a roll did seize
To match the stnfl; and then cried ont:
"How many inches, please"'
The UhUiwr and Funustur.
She gave him n oit of advice
To follow throng'i all of his life.
. It was. "You take care of the dimes.
Let the dollars take care of jour wife."
Chieano Inter Ocean.
THE DECLINE OE LITEEATCTtE,
The ruler of the magazine
Was anxious to secure
A Utile something good on tne
UecUne of literature.
Forthwith he wrote a writer, then,
A literary tramp,
Rejected oft, who sent at once
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