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B J 2" :1l- THE' SUN," THtTK8DAYrPECEAlBEg'i3, 1888."" '
! GEN. H ARRISOFS GUESTS. am. and mhs. xonrorr at tub notes Or TUB PRESIDENT ELECT, I I .. the Bepe the Vlalier Fall lata th Bui or Elijah nad Censsslttee-Thelr jnearty We leasee Mt the rrlmi Honee ' Jades "eVood'e Reasarleable Cabinet, i iNBlAHiToias, Doo. 13. Lovl arrived In i town at 6 o'clock to-night. He was met (it the ! station br Elijah, and escorted to the house of Benjamin. Matthew has not arrived ret. but i la expected on every train. Mr. and lira. Mor- j tan lett Cleveland, whoro the? had stopped over for a few hours, at 10 o'clock this morning-, I on a special train consisting of Chauneer M. Depevra private ear. In whioh ther travelled, nod one ordinary coach. Thoy were both In the best of spirits, and even tho dismal, winter killed soenerr through which the road ran did not dispirit them. Their train followed the regular St. Louis ozpross of the Bo lino, and no attempt at fast time was made. At Muncie tho train was mot br VY. A. 11. Roberta, private secretary to Governor-elect Hovoy, and tho newspaper men who had none out from In dianapolla to meot the Vice-President elect Mr. Morton received all comers with a demo crats geniality that was only exoeeded by tbo . manner In which Mrs. Morton exerted herself to make her callers at home. She did the honors of the seven by eight stateroom as gracefully as though it were her own big parlors, and the oooasion a publlo reooption. i Mr. Morton ohatted freely about bis trip, the ' , -weather, and other kindred subjects. As to ! pubUo mattors and politics ho was as dumb as : . Gojo. Harrison himself. Indianapolis had not made much preparation tor a welcome on account of the uncertainty as ! to just when the train would arrive. The after- ! Boon paoors announced S o'clock as the time, and a committee appointed by the Board of i Trade to arrange for the publlo part of the ' dty's'aharo In tho entertalnmont ot the guests tf the President elect was at the station at that I time. It consisted ot Mayor Denny, William Boort. James A. Wlldman. John W. Murphy, and 8Uas T. Bowen. It stayed a while and then, learning that the train would not get In until 6 "olook and that Gen. Harrison hod arrangod for somo personal friends to meet his guests and osoort them to his house, tho cotnmltteo I went away. Several hundred doopIo bad gath- I erod about the station, but it was so cold that J Boat of them drifted away artor the committee, ' il I and when tho train at last did roll Into the sta- ' m tian. there wero only a couple ot hundred poo l's i jple lingering about. M i Private Becrotnry Elijah Halford had been . M J sent by tho President eloct In the Harrison car- ? (M 8 rings to meet the guests. With him wore Col. VM g John C. New, Col. BrldseUnd. liepubllcan - M (1 orators Major Moses MoLaln. who fltwltU "' (if Harrison;" Judgo Martlndalo, ox-Postmaster ? . H s James A. wlldman, and fifteen or twonty moro r M newspapermen. ', . M u Mrs. Morton was standing at the window of , i ' 'J the oar as the train camo In, and in her pleas- ' ' f nro at ending tho Ions trip she looked posi- Vi( i lively girlish to those outside. As soon as tho . ' IS $ train stopped the private secretary and his S ft committee climbed aboard, and, entering; tho f car. with much bowing and handshaking wol- ft corned the visitors. Then tney led tho couple out i'. and down to tho crowd on the station platform. ."-. , Air. MortonB smile as befell into the arms ot " j the newspaper men, who stood noarest the ' , I . Steps, some ot whom he know, was as broad as 1 1 charity. It would have covered the wholo Ite- I. publican party ot New York, from Tom Piatt to it Hi. Jlmmlo Busted, and lett a few Post Office i M II dimples and wrinkles over for other parts ot V i the country. He was ovldently feeling flrst f 'I i rate, and seemed the picture of health ai he 9 I ; stretched bis less after the Ions journey by a , few vigorous steps up and down. CoUIirldce- j i land took Mrs. Morton's bond, as soon as sho !'. J I alighted, and led tho way throush the new and . I , fine station, brilliant with hundreds of eleotrio ,, I ' lights in groat ohandellers. to the front en 2;' I ! trance, where, in the light ehed through a '.i,l I twenty-foot wide stained glass-eye over the K'- j i I main doors, tho carriages were drawn up. ',' I , Mr. and Mrs. Morton wero put Into the first , ' carriage, and Elijah H. and the committee fol- i; lowed in others, and tho whole procession rat .; . I tied oft toward Delaware streot and the Harri- V sonhouso. There Uen. Harrison himself went r I ' to the door whan he hoard the carriages com t: II Ing, and openlntc it stood waiting torbls guests. t. I lie shook hn'da first hoartilr with the Tieo filt m President olc. and then with Mrs. Morton, and s w they passed on to where, just within, Mrs. Hor 7X f rison stood. Thorwero presented to her by 13 Private Secretary Halford. and after the lntro- 'y I' dactiona and a few words of welcome were j '5 bundled oft br Mrs. Harrison to remove their ii 13 wraps and coats and prepare for dinner, v j . The committee accompanied the cuesta Into , . the parlor, and then went away. Dinner was ; I served in a half hour after the arrival of the tf, 9 party. There wero no guests, exoept Mr. onA V; I Mrs. Morton. Even Elljab. for whom aplaco 2 had been reserved, exoused himself and slipped Si i After dinner almost the first callers wrre i i Mayor Denny and his committee ot the Bortrd -';, ot Trade. They told Mr. Morton that the K oltlKens were anxious to give him a reception 'I I in the rotunda of the State House on whatever ' afternoon was convenient forhlm. Mr. Morton -'I I tbanked the commltteo heartily, but said that I fj he had come nero purely in a private capacity I to pay a social visit, and hod not expectjud or V ih Wished to bavo any ostentation or parade about f, t It Ho asked tbo committee to permit him to P deter a positive answer to their roauest until l to-morrow. ', I, Other callers during the evening were, Judge b ' Woods. Dr. and Mrs. Alton. Mr. orl Mrs. j Daniel Itansdell, and State Treasurer lemcke. ;. j . Mr. and Mrs. Morton rotlred early, tliod out ; 1 Ther have the big front chamber ncr the '. i t parlor. . I Mrs. Dr. Allen will give a reception to Mrs. ' ' i Morton on Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock. This !i is tho first soolal ovont In their donor for V, , whloh definite arrancemente are announced. i 1 t There will bo a flood ot announcements and 4 3 invitations to-morrow. VI H , Mr. Morton said to-night that the duration 5 ' ot their stay was uncortain. They come "for ; ' a fow days, and that was all thojr could say. . H I Their car will wait for them here. 5t 5 Mr. Morton was asked to give tho purpose ot ; H i bis visit h M H , "It is." ho replied, " purely a social affair. , M ( There Is no politics about It Mtj. Morton and - i - myself have intended to pay the Hsit for along ! M ll time. We wanted to come daring the cam- " )', palm, but clroumstances prev&nted It It Is .' hi purely an accident our comlne at the same ; m Ell time as Mr. Quay." ' m Itl He was told that it had been rtsserted that he Iff cametonrco upon Gen. Harrison certain ao- ' m IRIj tionin rneiird to Cabinet appointments. "I ! H' know." ho said, "tliat ttiore is a goccral idea . M Iff I that I am coing to urge up-art Gen. Harrison ; B tl t" appointment of n certain porcon or parsons m IIH as members ot his Cabinet tnui is entirely er- m r ' zoneaas." ' m (i There were some interesttagthlngs about the 'M III I trip to-day from Galllon, Ohio, where the Ilrst II !j atop was made, to Muncie. Trainmaster John I hwlaher of tlie Bee line coine aboard there and ( lill accompanied the train for the rest ot its trip. 19 III There was a crowd of several nundntd people ii 1 1 IIH nt tne station, and Mr. Morton had to moke a ' 1 H lllil- l1.10 speech before tbo train started. At I m til ''' Marion. Uelafontalno. and Sidney, Ohio, and at '9 if,( union City, Ind., there wore other crowds and fl more little spoeches. tbo train being held to n PI , accommodate the throng that wanted to fa lh hako hands with Kr. Morton. The big , fj gest time of all was at Muncie, where ' ll (100 people wero gathered. Mr. Morton wont m outonthereorplatfonnandspokoafewworda m' of greeting. , He was interrupted br a burst of i' i cheers caused by the appearance of Mrs. Mor liS too at a car window. The crowd cheered and . i I'm ealledforberuntllshesteppedoutblushlnirand , smiling to a place, beside ner husband. Then i . the crowd, cheered loader than ever, and In Vi Slated on tho train being held until some hun- ml,' dreds of them had ahakxn hands with both Mr. j. m and Mrs. Morton. TheBe manlfesUtlons 11; . HL seemed to affeot Mr. Morton greatly. They 'I - were certainly unpxpected by bun. i, E There seems to lx somo mystery about Sen I. K ntor Quay's visit. Tbot he was expected was , .11 tftown DT ,th0 'c, thllt. Attorney-General 1 , m Michener.who usually looks out for political i ij visitors, to tho Presldent-eleet, Iniiulred for lit r, him at the hotels this morning, and then went j , to tbs railroad, station and waited for four ' . ST; trains upon wbleh Ouay might como. Mr. i Mi Michener didn't say why he expected Mr. Quay, ,1 m bat he admitted that ho was disappointed by ju la! his non-amvaL m The latest bit of Cabinet gossip comes from a) Fort Wayne. J udgo Woods Is boldlns Foderai Hj; court there, and was chatting with some j; ' . friends over the story tbut he was to be At- I- Xf tomey-Genenil instead of Supreme Court It- ,1 Jadgo. He Jnugbed over It and said that he l K would rather t uuro of a Hie posltinu, Hitch as fr l; he has, now., , An to going on the Kuprvma )m . Bench, he said that thfrowiis too littlo pro- i ' ,- Dect ot n vacuaicv ocourniig soon to uiaLe that worth talhlnc ulwut Hu rocalltxl thoolTorts K made In the past to creuto a vacancy to mi't ui some spoadal ckw and said be did not think .rjf anything ottiuu sort would be done under Gen, At Uarrison. Itoaurrlngto the Cabinet he Bald: IK, "ltrao name a Cabinet for you. How would fcjf this do? Secretary of State. James G.Blnlss; Si 'Jreasarer. William B. Allison: War. itussoli E) A. Algor: Nutt. Goft of Wal Virginia; Post- (It rnaster-Oonraral. Mahonu; Attorney-General, if W. H.H.MIIIrtr." 'n The slenltlcance of this h supposed to He In i: Judge Wooru.'a oloe relations to Gen. liar- A! risou. But can bu said pretty certntuly that ffi if Judge Woltds rully knw anrtblng about If! Gen. lliirrisoni's intentions a to tlia Cihlnnt hu jWJ would I laoiucaioii) ho l:o lemlled tlu In- fJ! lnriiHtt-'on iioiitul; anil n n (,'i.i. .linUo im Nood' ("ah, not' lavurjr I'.itl. imlt-t-.l. Allison ((fl' sndQoff arc the only two "likely" inon In it. IfX Ool. A. C. Dutvesot St. Joo, Ma. was among hah the callers w;-on Gn, Harrison to-day. He Is a Vfi leader amonrtbe Missouri Beoqblloans, Mrs. ft Drown, ot Stdtlroore. who baa been spending; Hp some time with MrfcHarrlson, returned to her .' ,liMMt4U ''I nuAT ib its rorrEitr Tie Mystery f Nltr-a1yerte Qneetteaed hr tke tjtnuiae Case ef Use Ilnnert jr. ri.iU8Ajrrvu.i.E, Pa, Doc. 12-"Doo" Haff gerty, the teamstor for Oil Operator Van Vlejt who has not been seen slnco tho oxploslon, a few days ago, ot the nltro-glrcerine wagon ho was driving, and who his family and friends have the best of reasons to bellovo was blown to fragments In tbo explosion, had on In surance of 15,000 on his life. Only a pound or so bf nosh supposed to have belonged to Hag gerty's body could be found after tho explosion, The insurance company, charging that the flosh thus rocoored and burled was not Uaggorty's, and that he could not have boon so nearly an nihilated by tho explosion, and that he Is not dead, refuse to pay tho claim of his family for the amount ot the polioy on his life, Tho oom pany allego that an explosion so utterly de structive to human flosh Is without orocedout in the oil regions. Nevertheless, ot the horses Hscgorty was driving only small portions could bo found: the wood and Iron work ot the wagon wero almost ontirely annihilated, and the nitro-clrcerlnosafo was as uttorlr removed from human sight as It It had novcr boon formed. This mysterious nnnibilatlvo poworof nitro glycerine, oapocially in regard to the human body, is a fact that ban puzzled all who have had anything to do with tho explosive ever elnoe it was first introduced in the oil regions. Many terrible instances of thin power of nitro glycerine have been recalled by this question I raised over the ooso ot Doc Uagserty. Among thorn Is that of a man namod Henry Prance He drovo a nltro-glycerlno wagon In tho Klnzua district An oxploslon occurred on his wagon ono day. All that was found of France was ono knoo cop. Thnt was :100 feet from the groat holo in the road mailo br tho explosion. His watoli hung on a limb near , where tho knee cap was found. Tho right hind . leg of ono horse and tho tall of the other wero all that remained ot tho team, and ono wagon tire. 800 feet from tho rest ot the explosion, in different directions, roprosontcd all that was discoverod of the wagon. , , Another Instance of nitro-clycerino s annihl lative foroe was given at lied ltock. in tho Northorn Held, a few years ago. A man nnmod Dolan was carrying two or throo cans of nitro glycerine through that oil town In n bag that n had slang over his shoulder, Hostiimblod and fell. Tho oanB struck on a rock with force. Snough to explodo them. BoTernl houpoa'wore omollshed. Dolan woighod 200 pounds. A part of one foot, wolghlng less than one pound, was all that tho most thorough search could recover of oil that 200 pounds. About tho snmo time Charles Berrldgo.a prominent oil opera tor of tho Allegheny field, was blown up by nltro-glyoarino. It was In a narrow gulch, be tween two high and abrupt hills. Tho ground was eovored with new-fallen snow. Berrltlgo was a popular man, and particular palnB wn re taken to search olosolr and thoroughly for his remains, A search far and wide, up and down tbo gulch, and up and down tho stoop hills, resulted in recovering so nmall a quantity ot his remains that tho coflln in which they wore borne to tho grave, contonts and all, wolebed less than 10 pounilal ller ridgo was a man over 6 foot tall, and he weighed ISO pounds. A mysterious action ot the oxploBive was noticed In this Instance. All that wero found ot Berrldco's remains wero above the spat where tho oxplOBlon occurred, showing that tho foreo of the explosion was upward. Nothing from that shattered body, neither ot blood or flosh, fell bock upon the snow, for Its Burfaco was as spotless an it had been before the explosion. Many other cases aro referred to now to show that tho cir cumstances connected with tho almost utter annihilation ot Doo Haggorty aro not now. It tho cose gets into the courts it la oxpoctod that much light will be thrown on the mysterious power ot nltro-glycerlno through tho testimony ot sclentiflo witnesses. REnTAL MEEXJSOS IS irALLA WALLA. Moody Preaching to Multitudes The Ztnsh orPeepte to the Gathering'. FobsziAKD, Deo. 3. Despatches to tho Or egonian from Walla Walla say that never In tho history of the city has there boon such In terest manifested as is now existing in regard to the Moody meetings. As early as G o'clock the streets each side ot the Opera Houso aro densely packed with poopla waiting the open ing of tho doors. At that time enough pooplo aro In waiting to fill a building four times as large. Afternoon meetings are attended by a crowded house, and morning prayer meetings by almost as many. Tbo excitement with many approaches frenzy, some hardly stopping long enough to eat their meals. People In going to tho meetings almost run. Men holding tho bonds of women fairly drag them along. Ev erything thus far inside tbo house has been temperato and commonplace: tho dosiro seemB mostly to see Moody rathor than any expectation to receive benefit from attondlng the meetings. What the rent effoct will bo re mains to be seen. .. . The work at Spokane Falls, whoro Mr. Moody labored just previous to his going to Walla Walla, was one ot great success. The largo American RcBOrt Hall was crowded every night and a great many were won over to the gospel at that place. At the final meeting Mr. Moody took a collection tcr tbo Young Men's Christian Association, and secured over $2,500 towards lot the association" purchased some umesgo. Last Wednesday the meetings wero opened at Walla Walla, whoro Mr. George B. Studd had been working for some time making ready tor Moody. An inspection ot the Tabernacle, at which place tho meetings will be held in this city, disclosed the fact that the dinners suggested by Mr. Moody havo been made and the seating capacity of the building enlarged so that it will now comfortably scat 2,700 per sons. The olectrio light company has justiooated a largo aro light on tho corner, so Bltunted ns to light both streets. Tho Tabernacle Com pany bos planked the walks on both sides of the building, and everything has been dono to make the building comfortable in nil its sur roundings for the large audience that will want to see and hear the great ovancolisu 11E JtKAT TUB DBTECTirES. JL Philadelphia Jeweller Captnrce the Man who Ban OS IVlth hla Jewelry. Philadelphia, Deo. 12 Jeweller E. P. Percivalot 209 North Eighth streot boat tho Philadelphia detective department to-day when ho returned from Now York, bringing with him Francis Volath. who had robbed him of 1500 worth of jewolry. and whom ho captured on tbo North German Lloyd steamer Banle bo forosbe left her dock. On Tuesday Volath entered Perclval's store and asked for- the pro prietor. He said his sister was sick and he de sired to make her a present ot somejenelry, and naked that It be sent around to bis home that his otster might select what sho wanted. Mr. Perciral got together a number ot watches, rings, and other nrticles, and accom panied the stranger. Volath usbered him Into tbe parlor, and tbon asked Mr. Porcival to let him take the jewelry up-stalrs to his sister, who was in bed. Mr. Porcival bad no suspicion that anything was wrong, and hnndod over the package. AI tor watting tor nearly n half hour, nnd Undine that Volath did not return, bu be came alarmed. It was discovered that tbe swindler had gone out tho back way, and escaped bv climbing over the tenco. jAmong volath's papers Perch nl found a cir cular of the North German tine, and felt sure that tbe man would sail for Bremen on tbe next steamer. The detectives laughed at him, but Percivai took the midnight train. He found his man on the steamer, and had a fight with him, whieh lasted until they got to the dock, where pistols wero drawn. There Deputy Marshal F. Bernbard interposed and Volath concluded to compromise. He only had a watch nnd chain about one-tenth tbe value of tho things taken and Percivai concluded not to eomprnmlso. When taken to a pollco station. I the culprit consented to come buck toPhlla- ! delphlo. I nt-ralna 930) Telcphaaea, New Ouliuxb, Deo. 12. Nine hundred nnd, fifty telephones, heretofore tho property ot the National Improved Orescsnt City and New Or leans Telephone Companies, were burned in this city to-day under the direction of Frank B. Knight ot the American Bell Telephone Com pany of Boston. These instruments were ad judged by tbe United States Court to infringe the patents ot tbe Hell Company, and oh they could not be utilized ttiey were ilcbtroroil. Thin is the outcome nt tho Ic-al contest he tueon tbo Bel) Coinpnuy ni'd the uboo-nuuieil i companies, defendanti. which suit occupied the attention of Hut tinted MMlcx Couit In this city for seernl wooks. In decldliit; tbocr.au tlio Court direciod Hiat all t-lephna i,rlonc Ing to tho defendant l-o delivered to the Bell Company. This order was obeyed, ana the In Btrumoms wero disposed ot by burning thorn. Advancing Frelsht Hate. Buffalo, Dec 12. A meeting; of the west bound freight agents was held to-day to ad vance freight rates from Buffalo to tho West to conform to tho recent ralo of rates from hew York. Hates wore advunced to tho bati of the tariff in oIT-ut previous to "sou 21, .tuulnut the lluntrlnli- Witt---- fnmiwiiy, i TbeJorscv City Aldermen tutted nreholu llan ucaulraeutly )UrUy (i-otculaz iUo tbo rnsMtii- tt a cntr&ei. tor a aev vrfcter supply with the JlonlcUli Water Co-spany or any otter corporation. ialtaUar rcaoUUu wai pauad or tat Ktwark Bear or Trail laal areploi. anl II was backed op by auUlir aolnuao unciai teruuuoa u mrtat tits oiicrsloa ot Jinr 5tw watw to eUur Kta, AT WORK ON TOE CABINET. EX-SKNATOn rZAXT FOR BBOUCTAMT OF TUB TILKASUJIT. Ho Hay hla Fi-feadu-"Warner Mlllera Frleada la the Union Jtracne Clnh Will Try to Get aa JEudoracraeat far hl-a To-ala-ht. Cabinet making;, or rathor the finishing up of a Now York drawor In that artiole of Admin istration furniture, boomed In this city yestor day. Ilussell Harrison did not havo so very muoh to do with It He spent most of his time with Btephon B. Elkins, and Stove Is all Blaine, But ox-Bonntor Piatt's return from Washing ton and the Union Lcaguo fuss were sufficient to msko tho situation Interesting. Benator Piatt was still in tho comfortable and contentod framo of mind that became ap parent Boon aftor eloction, and it is significant that bo was not in town long before bis friends began to say that ho was a candidate for the , Secretaryship ot tho Treasury In an author! ta , tlve way. Those cautious souls who were wont to discuss this as a possibility now bogin to state it as a fact, and tho further fact that tho Benator, as they call him, had boon to Washington on this business and returned not looking In encouragement was Boon Indicated. As a Piatt man Bald: He is out tor the place, and that is what ha wont to Washington for. He will got it too. Ho Is a strong man In the rural districts, and not without strength here. Of course Miller Is looking for a ploco for hlmsolf. Slillor has got strength, too. It la in wolL I guess the most of It is in tho Union Leaguo Club, nnd it remains to be seen what elTeot that will havo upon Gen. Harrison. Tbo Miller men in tna club will try at tbo mooting to-night to pass u resolution ondorslng tho high-license candidate, fot Oovornor, but I think it will bo lound that Mr. Piatt baa friends enough in tho club to prevont any action being taken to en dorbo any one. Lo Grand 1). Cannon, Ulgourney Pay, A. It Whitney, Charlos Wntrous, and othors are actlvo in tho matter. Among, them there is no doubt that tho Mlllor boomlot will Lo successfully launched. The Union Leaguers who are not ootlve par tisans eitber for or against Mlllor expect the club to bo more conservative than tho Miller mon seeui to look for. Ono of thorn, wbo holds an Importunt olnco in tho club, said last oven ing: ' Tbe meeting to-morrow night will, wit ness action by the club In relation to Cabinet matters. A conference of somo of tbe moet active members ot tho club has resulted in tho preparation of resolutions to bo offered at tbo mooting. They uro goneral in cbaraotor, em bodying tho club's Idoa as to what sort of men should bo solectod as tbo President's advisers, but not what men. No names will, appear in thorn for commendation or coudemnation. Will thoy pass? Why, certainly. Minor's friends aro in the majority In the club. Piatt knows this and all ho is looking for Is to have his fi lends provont tho ondorsoment of any. body by the club br name. I don't think there will bo anything liko n row. It Is a generous rivalry, though the feeling, is Intense." Chuuncey AI. Depe-:. tho President of the club, was prevented from attending the Union League Club reception to Miller by a bad fall, but he says ho will bo at tbe meeting to-night it possible. ... The nuestton Is being discussed whether Col. Elliott F. Bhopard's candidacy for the In terior portfolio mar not Interfere with tho lighting for tho other place. The Colonel's contributions to (J u ay's election machinery aggregated $70,000. and if his candidacy is serious, tho claim ho has is not a licht one. VASOLIt TJV THIS DVSTPAK. Home or the Hnrprlslno- Effects or JExploelva Oatmeal, Floar, and t-Jnsnr. "It's nil nonsense," eaid Dr. Charles Perry, the pharmaceutical expert ot The Sun build ing, " to say thnt the two explosions In Chicago this week were caused by dynamite or burst ing boilers. Ther wore caused by dust and only duit. Tho public doesn't soom to realize that tho dust of any egotable substance Which will bum will oxplode when mixed with air. but ovory chemist knows it to his sorrow. If you blow your gas out nnd go away, you know that when you como back and strike a match there's going to be an oxploslon ot the mixed gas and air. Yon also know thnt If you nut a lighted match in an ompty bonzino or naphtha barrel, when a little of the original liauid Is left, you are pretty sure to have tbo barrel disappear In small pieces and find yoursoll in the next lot Tbe same rule applies to any flno dust which can be burned, and which, by reason of its fine ness, can bo suspended in tho utmosphere. Hero's a large tin can. I throw Into it a tea sioonful of rioudre de ra end a pinch of lyoo podlum. I shako It until the can is lull of dnst laden air and touch a match to it Oft it goes, and, ouch 1 I burned my hand In showing the fact With gas it takes about eight times as much air as gas to mnko a good blow-up. With dust the proportion is about the same. Tlie last explosion In Cnlcago was occa sioned by oatmeal, which Is, I think, the first tlmo that hcotland's gastronomio mainstay has behaved so badly. Flour has a much wickeder record. It blew a great mill in Min neapolis nil to piecoi; it made a first-class wreck of a building In Hamilton avenue. Brook lyn; it knocked out tbo Jewells' establish ment nt Fulton Forry, in that city, and it has ruined I don't know how many other places. " Flourifn't alone." contlnuod Dr. Porry, " in this property. Powdered sugar cleaned out a huge store In Cortlandt street only a few years since. Pulverized cocoanut shells came near burning up a sovon-story building in West Broadway. Drug-grinding mills nre frequently the scones ot such explosions. Point mills, which reduce lampblack and similar pigments to a dust run a similar risk. Bakers are over witbinan nceof being blown Into oternity by the dust of starch, flour, and sugar. Fine saw duBt is apt to indulge in tho pam pyrotechnic display. Wood turners and llulsbers nra al ways on tho alert for accidents of this sort Even In cotton, linen, and woollen mtlln, tho flno lint which (Ills tho nlr of ovory room is lia ble to Icnlto, and, II tho proportion of airto lint Is right, to explode with moro or less Corco. Lazy housekeepers, who do not clean their fur niture, but allow tho dust to accumulate, run the risk ot an explosion, when, in a lit of ro form, they vigorously sweep a close room in tho nighttime with the gas lit" ASSVSBilESTS. The JSurlesquea. The two hundredth performance of "The Crystal Slipper" was ghen at the Star Theatre . last evening. Tho house was crowded by an audienco thnt .regarded this ombelllshmentof 1 the Cinderella story us oxcollont entertulnment The poople on tho stage seemed to freshen their work for tbe occasion. They not only did a great deal, but nil of It had vim, and most ot it hod morlt Little Tich was a concentration of odd comicality, und his ridiculous dancing was the best single feature In the glittering heterogeneous show. A bit of burlesque is in tbe week's bill at Dockstador's Minstrels. It is called "A Murder nt tbe Old Homestead." and It makes sport of Deuman Thomson's play. Dnu Collyor U foremost In its groteiuorr, and he is nn ex ceedingly clover actor. At tba Standard Theatre last evening's tor formance of " Monto Crlsto. Junior," was rapid, smooth, and spirited. The Galoty com pany wore bo scared on the occasion ot their Now York d3but that tboy could not do justloo to themselves. They had an idea that becauso some American burlesquers had been mal treated at tho Gaiety Theatre In London a re taliatory demonstration would be made when they appoared here. It was In vain that they were assured of tbo groundless ness of thoir apprehensions. The coin- p.iny wont on the singe hull paralyzed by fright, and several of tbu principal itctrchiies i could not speak without uquaver.bttig without tiomulo, or move without seeming to b ready to Uoilgo a missile. Ah tbo play progressed thev took courugo, but "Monto Cristo, Junior," suffered In its first Now York representation. The Gaiety merrymakors ore intensely English, ami some of their fun is Incomprehensible here: but that has not hindered tbem much in work ing Into Iho good graces ot Now Yorkers. Fred Leslie Is a versatile and cJavercomedlan, Nellie Farrcn is a perfect exponent of London bur lesque humor, and as for tbe dancing of Lottie Lynd and Sylvia Gray nothing to approach its nimbloness, elasticity, and peculiarity has boon seen here, Imiiacn-cnt Note. The conceit Gillie ItublnMoln Club may be ht'urd this evcclnc iu Chickcrlng Hull. The last of Mr. Albert Lester King's fiub Bcrlptlon concerts is to be sit en on Saturday evening lu btelnway Hull. ThoMotropolltan Trio Club'b- always Inter esting concert is announced for this evening in riteinway 11 all. Miss Emily Wlnant and Mr. Max Bendlx are to be the soloists. The Symphony Society gives Its third rehear sal and concert on Friday afternoon and Sat urday evening next. Tbo soloists are to be Frh hattletta)ue and Mr, Naban Franko. C'roaVi- Cheeka were IVortblcna. A well-dressed man of 28 who said his nnum ' waj Vwi,um tJriHrj,arrv4tfd yeicrtn t t'.-trlrt-ar,l lit,! e.reiti. t"r w-jii;t icteM -vrin., . uuatuof bu.'tttich-fkk. It had In Ida potlrailon aSCL) uair ot rttjiroud ear rlnca. winch lie had obtained tromfc. M. UatUe, a diamond brkcr al I.1IU Broad e-ay, (IrlasUnax-ncntavortUeaacJiack on lae ""roadway National blot Groea bad many vUhmala the vicinltr of Waet Waaalagton Mariel aoma ot vkotq Menuoed aim raeurday. Uawaeanajfacdat tbalamUandre- nuaasa usu U4 agxsiBC. WBO MVBDSltKD OABBBXXB KBLLTT TtstI--eoar oftae Men "rVhn flaw JBXIea Jnat Before Hla Death. Tho Inquest In the cose of Patrick Kelly, the gardener, who was fonnd murdered on the Manhattan Beach Railroad track at Parkvlllo on the night of Dec. 1, was bogun last night by Coroner Booney ot Brooklyn. Matthew Ilyan, who, as far as known, was the last person who saw and conversed with Kelly be fore lie ran fout of his murderer, testi fied that he and Kelly called at a saloon in Foster and Gravesend avenues and had two glasses ot ale each, and Kelly alse purchased u box of matches. While talking in front ot tho store before parting for the night a strange man, whom tho witness could not describe othorthaa asot medium height and as wear ing a dark suit and n Derby hat or cap. ap proached within a few feet and In a clear, loud tone asked when the next train was going to Brooklyn. Kelly said In about twenty minutes. Kelly was perfectly sober. Tho witness asked Kolly to go to his house, but Kelly snld he must go homo, and after saying good night walked off across the Culver Itailrond trnck toward tho Manhattan Boacu track. Tbe strango man hod gone in tbo same direction a fow momonts before. When tho stranger Inquired about the train tho witness noticed tho figures ot throo or four men at tho fence, forty 3r llfty feot away. Kelly had a large and neatly one up parcel In his band (underclothing which he had lust purchased In Brooklyn). , Patriot Prendergast and Michael Carey, who had gone to Brooklyn with Kolly, and who wero with him when bo purchased the undercloth ing in tho Fifth avenuo store, repeated tho stories ther had already mndo to the pollco, but whloh did not sorve to throw any light on the murder. Prendergast and Carey separated from Kolly in Brooklyn, and did not return to Parkvillo until nttor 11 o'clock. On their way home on tho Manhattan Bench trnck tbey found Kolly lying dead, with his bond battered in, his pockota turned Inside out. and tho bun dle containing tbo purchases ho bad made missing. In a fow minutes after the discovery of tho body, Fitzgerald and Itogers, laborers on tho OowonnoTon farm, who afterward wore ar rested on suspicion, but wero discharged, enmo along and remained with tbe body until tho police arrlvod. Tho lnquost will be resumed to-night Mr. Lott testlflod that ho sont Kelly to Brook lyn to collect (20 from his customers, and that Is supposed to have been tho amount of money Kolly had In his possession when ho was mur dered. Thero are six men still under arrest on sus picion, but it is very doubtful whethor thero will be any ovidence forthcoming sufficient to hold any of them for trial. It is tho bollof of Detoctivo MoCormlck. who has done tbo chief work In tho case, thnt tbe murder was tho work of a negro, and that ho had a confed erate. He thinks that ono of tho six men undor arrest has some knowledge of tho kill ing, nnd he Is also confident that tbe murderer hlmsolf will bo under lock and koy soon. inn box srui'LY lied. Vnromnnttc Termination of a Sensational Yarn Abont Footpads OBi2Vaai-au Street. Yesterday foronoon Mr. Henry O. Daniells went into the Chambors Streot Hospital lead ing a badly frightened boy, who said ho was Hugh Welsh. Mr. Daniells has a shoo factory at Park placo and Church street, and Hugh is his errand boy. In tho morning ho sent Hugh with throo pairs of shoos in a bog to a cus tomer In Nassau street Hugh told the hos pital physician that as ha was crossing Maiden lane, a stoutly-built middle-aged man seized tho bug, and tried to make off with it Hugh said he held on. nnd was kicked sovoral times in tho stomach for his fidelity. At last over come with pain be lot go, and the footpad ran away. Mr. Daniells vouched for tho lad's bonosty, and the physlolan oxomlned him. There was no sign of bruise or abrasion, but Hugh said he felt faint and hollow inside. That is frequently the case with persons wbo are violently struck on tbe abdomon. und the phy slolan nnd Mr. Daniells bolieved the story, ho Hugh was detained until his bollowness do parted. When be was comfortably solid again he was discharged. From tbo hospital the boy went back to tbe factory, and there, a little later, n detective from Old slip station found him. Tbe detoctivo exercised his conversational powers upon Hugh, and for a time the boy stuck to his ex traordinary story, but at last he broke down and said that the stoutly built man asked him to take a letter to somebody in tbo top story of a Duilding. " I'll give you ten cents," said the mnn. Hugh gladly accepted the commission and started up stairs. "Hold on." called tho generous stranger. "I'll hold your bag while you'ro gone." That was a much more credible story: and now tbe defective is looking for somebody with threo new pairs ot shoos, for when Hugh cams down stairs man and bag had disappeared. He had to Invent some explanation, and the moro ho thought about his Ox the more frightened he got, which helped materially in convincing Mr. Daniells and the physician. 'POSSUMS AS LEGAL TBSBEB8. A Man Buy a 803 Acres of JLand for SSO 'Poaaama and has S Yean to Puy. Atlanta, Dec. 12. On Saturday a peculiar bond for title to 202); acres of land was drawn up In this city. Mr. Fesner of Habersham brought In twenty-two 'possums. Ho met Major David Cook, who owned a lot adjoining, which he sought to purchase saying ho had no monoy on hand. "Then I will take the 'possums," Cook said. "I'll sell you that land for'JSO 'possums and give you flvo years to pay fifty 'possums every year." "All right." said Mr. Fesner: "I'vo got 22 'posfcumBbere now." " That's what you cnll a cash payment." said tho Major. "'You owe me 24 moro 'possums this season." The trln stopped Into an office and Mr. Nonh Fowler drew up tho contract In correct legal form, specifying that for lot 227. in the 1'ifth district of Habersham county. Mr. I'lillip Fes ner was to deliver to Mr. D. A. Cook 60 'possums during tho year 188. 50 In 1889. 50 in 18'Jl. and 60 in 1892. Tbo "cosh payment" ot 22 'possums'was made In due form and a receipt given therefor. Major Cook took formal pos session of tbe 'possums and sont them out to his homo. Bond for title was drawn up and signed by Major Cook, and Mr. Kosner left nn tbe next train for Habersham. Ho haa2S more 'possums to catch boforo Jan. 1. One of Fortune Strange Turns. BiUDFOitD, Doc. 12. A Sijn correspondent recently accompanied u well-known oil opera tor on a trip through tbe old Venango county petroloum region. Whllo passing through tbe historic Oil Creek territory, tbo operator called tbe correspondent's attention to a fine-looting farm house, occupyinga pleasant location, and all Its surroundings Indicating substantial pros- "That." said the oil man. "Is tbe celebrated old McClintock farm. Ir. tbe early days of Oil Creek's petroloum excitement that farm spout ed out millions ot dollars to Itsowuor. Tbo owner was John Steele, the famous Coal Oil Johnny, who squandered tho monoy as fast as his wells spouted It, and at last became a tramp, as everybody knows. The stramrest thing abont the property Is that Jimmy Watt owns It now. and is a rich man." "What is thero strango about Jimmy Watt's ownership of the farm t tbe reporter asked, " Why, when Johnny Bteele was squandering the millions tho farm produced for him." re- Elled the operator, "Jimmy Watt was his boot-lack." lIna-era.Cow Had a Touch Heart. llAEBisnuRo, Dec. 12 A cowbelonKlnjrto James Hagnr. living near Bteelton, died a few days nco under such strango circumstances that Dr. Hickman, u veterinary surgeon, was uskod to make a post mortem examination. Ho found In nn artery in tbe shoulder a piece of It on over an eighth of an inch thick and tbrco inches long. Further examination showed that the Iron had been taken Into the cow's stomach. It had cut through the membrane of the stomach, and thence worked its way to tbe heart, through which it had passed from one side to tbe other, leaving a round hole to mark its courso. The cow bud survived this puneturo ot tho vital organ, and only suc cumbed when the iron had worked around and lodged in the humoral artery. Dr. Hickman Mijs tho rod must have boennt least two days in pacing Iron- tbu heart to tbe saouldor. X Xctr Prcl-lriit for tba B, nnd O. liAirraom, Dec. li The parties now in control ot tho Board of Directors of the Balti more and Ohio llallroad Company make a' statement to tho effect that the Presidency of tho read has been offered to Mr. Charles F. Mayer, that ho has accepted It and will bo elected at the meeting ot directors to bo held on the 18th Inst Mr. Spencer was Informed ot the proposed change three days otter tho re cent annual meeting. The statement is considered evidence that thednrett jiartyuro to havo things thulroun vny In tho inuiutgHinent nf the road. It I a aatd . th.it t.-i'-tMci'-l'if-sldcntrlinitliio to bo mi.- ")ii'd iy it nir.n Klio Ik moio Imor.ib'.c to Urn Cinettiiitcreat. It leaked out to-day u: tlio recent uetiug resolutions wore adopted to guarantee two new loans, one to construct tbo ranch from Hoselle to tbe Arthur Kill bridge, about 300.Q00. and the other lor 11X00.000 to shorten the connecting linka vftUa tlw tracks .a tho Ile&diaa Kaposi. !l 1. ; .''' . NEWS FROM THE OLD WORLD. TUB TANAMA CANAL, LOAN AT LAST BVBBC1UBED BT THE 1'UnT.IO, De aVeanep-- Weep and tjT" the Canal la Made The ranellCaes JDr-aBalna- Mlowly Aloas tjnecar fbr Italian Kml-craatie. lUnia, Dee. 12. Another sceno of excite ment was enactod at the offices of tho Panama Canal Company to-day. The crush was even greater than that of yesterday. At 4 o'clock a liush fell over tlie throng, and M. De Lesseps appeared. Mounting a table, he said "My friends, tbo subscription is safe. Our adversaries am confounded. We do not need the help ot financiers. You have saved your selves by your own oxertlons. The canal is made." Hero M. Do Lesseps was so overcome that he wept. Amid cheering, wreplng, and mutual congratulations all present shook hands with M. Do Lesseps. When tho oxcltemont hod partially abated tho nows wont round that 410,000 bonds had boon subscribed for in Paris and the same number in tho provinces. Marseilles atono took SG.000 bonds. An official of tho company replaced M. Do Lesseps, and announcod that tbe subscription liBts would bo kept open until Saturday noon. It is reported that numbers immediately ro nowod their subscriptions, tho receiving clerks bolng couiplotoly ovortaxod. Mr. Charlos do Lossops had a conterenco with tho Ministers this evening. La 1'etite ifeptioliijue Trancaise assorts thnt a Panama Canal bill wilt bo presontod in tho Chamber ot Deputies to-morrow. Humors that 800.000 had been takon nro boliovod to bo exaggerated, but It is certain that tho applications iargoly ox ceodod iho directors' oxjicctations. Probably the necessary 400.000 will bo takon. TUB BBEABT PAKXELL IXQUIBT. Their I.ordahlpn View With Alarm tbe XfTorta to Prolong the Cnae. Ccnritnt, I8K8, it Tim Sen rrdi-lng nnd l-ublUMng Auociatttm. London, Dec. KL Tho croater part of tho time of the Parnell Commission to-dny was oc cupied by wrangles between counsel. In which their Lordships took nn occasional hand. Con sequently It tho proceedings wore not particu larly edifying thoy wore cortalnly livelier than usual. FirBt.tho Presidont hinted In a friend ly way to tho Attorney-Genoral that ho sup posed tho Timet would produce as ovidenco tho speochos mado prior to tho establishment of tho Land Leaj-ue. Webster accepted tbo sug gestion with such alacrity that tho President, alarmod at tho prospect of an immonso addi tion to tho ovidenco. urged counsel to enter into somo ngreornent on tho eubjoat with a view to save tlmo. The counsel snarled at one another, but failed to reach an understanding. Later Sir. Webster casually Intimated that ho would havo to prove Loaguo terrorism in overy county In Ireland, a prospoct so appall ing that tho President angrily protested that he oontemplatod tho future with alarm, and complained that tho counsel on both sides soomed to disregard the wishos of their Lord ships. Sir Charlos Itussoli provoked another scene by protesting against certain irrelevant ovidonco which Wob6tor Bought to rush upon tho Court Aftor n prolonged squabble tho Court decided that the protest was well foundod. Shortly nftorward Webster attempted to take rev engo in a characteristic fashion by announc ing his intention to call witnesses to provo motives for ovory outrago committed in Ire land slnco 18V9. Their Lordships positively gasped, and Uussell's indignation drovo him into tho use of language stronger than the dig nity of tho Court usually pormlts. But, to tho relief of almost ovory body concornod, Webster, questioned by Edward Harrington, first de nied and then admitted tho existenco of pollco books setting forth the motives for outrages, and their Lordships promptly and joyously ruled that It would be sufflclont to produce them. Tbo only other point worth rocordlne to-day was that tho counsel for tho Irish momners ollowod nearly all tho numorous witnesses to loavo the box without subjecting tbem to cross examination. Much tun is expected on Friday, when Russell will take Informer O'Connor In hand. ITAXIAN B3IIOBAXTS. The Pope Alarmed for their Spiritual and Bodily Welfare. Rome, Dee. 12. Tho Osatrvatwe Romano publlshos the Pope's letter to tho Bishops in America with reference to tho care of Italian immigrants. This letter says: "Tbo Pope de plores tho fact that many Italians, forcod by povorty to emigrate, flndthemsohes in a worse position than ever in America. Great danger attonds thoir souls, both during the voyage and on their arrival, owing to tho difficulty of meeting priests speaking Italian." Being muoh preoccupied with these facts, tho Pop cbargod tho Congregation do Propa ganda FIdo to htudy the tno-foid question of how to promoto both tho religious and the mn torlal wolfaro oj immigrants, and It has been decided to despatch priests from Italy to local ities inhabited by Italian omlcrnnts. Tbo Fopo deolares that it will afford blm groat satisfaction if tbe American Bishops will faoilltuto the task of these priests by referring to tbe Propaganda In regard to any changes required in thoir sacrod duties. His Holiness concludes with a benediction upon tho Bishops, clergy, nnd faithful in America. Flgbtlas at ttauLln. Suaki-x, Dec. 12 The Arabs maintain a heavy muskotry fire. Their commander, Oa man N:db, hss been wounded in tho neck by tho explosion of a shell. Tho shells fired at the Aral are doing heavy damage. A letter has boon received fromOsman Dlg tnn, but its contents :i:o unknown. Lonwok, Dec 12. Mr. Morley, in n speech at Clorkenwoll this evening, condemned the Gov ernment's policy in liast Africa. In regard to Huaklnhesays: "If we are not careful vroBball havo on our hands another abominable, profit less, and purposeless Boudaneso war. We are drifting into a policy that Is cruel to the Arabs, useless to Egypt, and disgraceful to .England." They Must Become Ituaalun Subject. St. PETEitSBnr.0, Dec. 12 Tho Cablnethas under consideration a new law, to go into op eration in 1889, under which foreigners who havo lived flvo years in I'.utsla will become llusslan subjects or else bo expelled from the country. liaptror "William and East Africa. BEm-rs, Dec 12. The Emporor to-day re celted Count Herbert BUmarck and had a funker con ference with him on the But .atrican qoeillon. Tke negotlatlona with va-tooa parties In iho Bctcbttac havo bad no definite re lull as yet. Moet favor U ebewn the projact of eitablliUlnx a protectorate elmllar to that In Cameroon, and enrottlnr Zulu or negro truope. Zjjfiiaii-. Ilea. IS Tfco plunder eecore-l by Bonblrf hae lncreaard kit Infoeuee. and Influential Arab chief ate Joining Mm. There U llltla prnepect lhat the rebel lion will anon eutnlde. It le raid ibe ilermene Iaiand to ettabUeh a letUement of rrerd clavei raptured durina "". ''loclEade Dear Paa Ei Uale-n. All U quiet In tho n-Ulili sphere. The JEnat African Trouble. Bekok, Dec. 12.-The Jvoffonal Zntunc says Count Herbert BU-narct called the attention of the For elfo Commute of the Kalcbtatfcr eeUrday to the fact that France has net ihown the earn trankoeu and ood wlU aa the other Do we re appealed to In aealitina In th snp preeelonot the elav trade on tbeeaet coaet of Afnea. The Government eipecla the Keielutatto give a decided puppon io tho tneaeuTM for the reprewlon o( the rUJur ther ana the protection or "Jeriaau iittereeta. A. Itallnud la Hlbrrii. Bt. PKTEWiBujta. Dec. 12. It Is assorted thnt an American eradicate, irlih a capital of stouu,oou. hie been formed to conttruct a railroad in hlberla. and that eereral former and oreaent American dip emetic and coniular axonta are tntereetea In the underiakaic. Kln-c Julia la Trouble. Suaktn. Deo. 12, It Ih roportod that Meno- let klo or bhoa. Itulliated br the Italian Oavern meat, which baa aappUad blm wltn armeand mnnltioca, jiae rebelled arauet Klnr John of Abeielnla. Ue father In law, Abyural U in a very tleitltuie ute. A febell orCrcat Oeatructlve Tower. Bomk, Dpn,12.-Tiio results of exix-rimants ntie.i llli anew mil 'rat from n .nt-tii'-eurlaeeuli ",. litloi a, fio du tc vi,e, j il rhL'llccvd-i,Mi f t.nf cier LtHr- t I'orcniua Prey Kllcd, Joseph J. U. l'rey, who was killed by a train at Euubataporl station on Tueaday moraisc wa a foreman In tbe Jor-taj" L. atott Iron Woeta, U lived at ItTWeetThirty.nfthairaet. tla waa yiilUnx Jxta brelE .af-ta-law, i. C. CUaluub at EUwetm,. tbb run or uainb politics. It Ioa'l Xnteaded ley the relltlclaaa, hut Ontaldera Enjoy It, BaKuou, Dec. 12. Down-East politico are always entertaining, and. especially In the rural dlstriots, the partisanship displayed Is something surprising. Tbe country people go Into a campaign heels overhead, and toar the English language all In tatters to And words sufficiently expressive ot the bitter hatred and supreme contempt In which ther hold their opponents. Even after on side bos won the day. and it Is time to settle down to business again, the other side lingers on tho field for a parting shot. Up in Greenville, at th foot ot Mooeeheud Lake, the Republicans, nearly a month after election, had a torchlight proces sion, and hero Is the sarcastlo and contemptu ous report ot tho affair whloh the local Demo cratic correspondent sont to his paper: Onr Tllleee Renubllcana. hearlni of th victory of their party, mad a maeterful errort to celebrate the event of llarrleen and Morton'e election, and Uonday evenlof wee lb lima appointed for tho cela oceaelon, which coneleted nt a proceeelon of men of tho a. O. r. to the number ot eeven. with four tubular lantern, one holited on a etlrfc. and three tour poles with tar on end to Imi tate lorchee. The tauilo coneleted of tin horns Inter epereeil with Iudk power. A bannerwltn the natneaor llarrleon and Morton wae lb only object noticed to at tract any attention, with the aicentlori of tba leader of the parade, who waa red beaded and wore loner aid whickers, and waa th whole Illumination otthe Itepvb tlcana, and helped wonderfully to lead th twenty.flv small boys In th rear. The fireworks were noted for their Invletble beauty and quantity need, and will paie In history ae the epooh of Oreenvtlie. After the neoal noisy demonetratloni of yelltnr. tins'. Inr th church bell that wae th extent of th cele bration, which was considered brail the cheapeet, flat teit concern that ever walked thestreelaof cireenvllle, and wae a rank fallnr ae each as was carried on was a dlirrace lo tb party randldaiee and Preefdent If the Itepubllcane Intended to celebrate th election w nav no objection, but think on such an occeelonto mak a oredltabte effort and not a rare andnsEle. asthe one carried out Monday avenlnr which wes rldtcnlona In tbe extreme, and was a fitting subject for th sthor July. This scnthing rovlow of Republican doing In Greenvillo Booms a little blind, liko Lord Timothy Donor's book, but tho reader can stick in punctuation marks to suit himself. It is not at this time known how the Uarrison men stood up under It. Anotbor of tbe disap pointed, living in a strong ltepubllcon town, has the following contemptuous rofcrenoe In a local papor to a " demonstration:" Your scrlbn wondere If. lu this town, th public dem onstratlona of dellttbt at the vioiorrof boodle over brains corresponds with the actual feellnirs nf n dem onitralors. If so, the eiuberano ot pariuanetupmay be overlooked by all true believers. Two dim. uncertain Chinese lanterns, and bonfires of dried leaves In half a dozeu dlflersnt plsces seem to havo been about the sis of th display al the Republican X roads. In Bangor two election incidents ooenrrod that nro worth mentioning. Mr. U. IL Kirk Patrick, a groat Democrat, made an agreement with Chnrloa llanscomn. n big ltepublioan. that it Clovoland was defeated ho, Klrkpatrlck, would voto tho ltepublioan ttoket for the next four years, whllo, It lion-lion was beaten, Hanscomo was to vote the Domooratlo tloket for four years to come. Elrkpatriok is very mad, but says he'll stick to his agreomont if It ruins tho country. Mr. Sylvester Hweet is a prominent young Republican who won stacks of money on Uar rison, but instoad of blowing It out for a trot ting horso or some wine for bis friends, ho sent to every poor family In the city, who would ac copt, a fine Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and all. A good many unfortunates were clad that day that Harrison was elected. JJntrato Bepnbllrana Favor Sending. Depew to JEna-land. Buffalo, Doc. 12. Desplto Mr. Chnuncoy II. Depow's statement that ho does not want to bo Minister to England, there is a sentiment hero in favor ot his appointment. Interviews wore had to-day with over iorty representative men, and thoy all said Mr. Depow was a good man for the placo. The porsonB Interviewed are lawTors, physlolans, bankers, merchants, and publlo officials. Bishop Coxe of the Episcopal church and Bishop Vincent of the Methodist church both say tbey would like to seo him appointed. Henatcr Laughlln and ex-8onators Williams, McMillan, and Hpraguo all heartily favor Depow's ap pointment, oj do Supreme Court Judges Cor lott, Ualght, and Lewis. County Judge Ham mond. Superior Court Judge Titus, Assembly man Andrews, ox-Assemblrman Clinton, and many lawyers and clergymon. Broke Thronch the lee and Drowned. Ithaca, Deo. 12. Of a party skating; on Dwyer's Dam In this city at 8 o'clock this even ing, four persons broke through the ice, and two were drowned ono a student named Ed ward S. Kevins, son ot a banker at South Orange, N. J., and the other Miss Maggie Sul livan, a teacher in the Central school here. Miss Sullisan wns one of the brightest young ladles of tho town, whoso fathor killed himself a year ago. Two younger persons, also named Sullivan, who went through the ice. wore roscuBaTA brave young stndent tied a rope nbont himself and twico dived down to recover the bodies. Ills name is McMastor, of Toronto. Canada. He was twenty minutes In the cold water. A young son of Patriok 'Wall, a merchant of this city, broke bis arm in an attempt at fescue. Coroner Lewis has just returned from an hour's vain effort to rescusltate the bodies which now He in the Easthill Hotel. Catling Guns ror the Oyster Pirates). Baltimore, Dec. 12 Tho war with the piratical oyster dredgers has developed no now phase. To-night it was reported that an attack was to be mado on the police sloop Folly, whloh Is on guard at Uackett's Point. As the other police boats are elsewhere. Gov. Jackson has telegraphed Secretary Whit ney, requesting the ubo of steam launches and Gatllng guns now at the Naval Academy nt Annauolls. At llii to-nlgbt Superintendent Sampson received instructions to furnish the Stuto what assistance he could, and he at once began to make ready two of tbe launches, arm ing one with a howitror and the other with a Gutllng gun. Capt. Howard nnd the crew of th dlsablod pollco steamer McLonn will take chnrgo of tho launches and go at once to Hack ett's Point, whero tho Folly is said to be sur rounded by about forty dredging schoonors. Meredlth'a Sail Fixed at 810,000. Judge Andrews, in Supreme Court, Cham bers, yesterday fixed ball at $10,000 In tho cose of Edward Meredith, who is under indictmont for assaulting Phil Daly. Meredith was in court, handcuffed to a doputy sheriff, having boon brought up on a writ of habeas corpus. Ho was represented by Ambrose II. Purdy, wbo thought that ball In the sum of $1,000 was sullleient. lie asserted that the Indictment was bogus, inasmuch as the evidence upon which It wns bnsod wns given by Inspector Byrnes, who know nothing about the affair except what he had heard. Ho doclared also that, in all prob ability. Daly would never appear to prosecute tho prisoner, "Q" Htrlkera IVaat to Oct Back. CnicAao, Doc. 12. The meetlnjj of the strikers' commltteo, appointed during tho late Burlington strike, took place here to-day, Thero was a discussion of tho ways and meani by which the striking engineers could obtain reinstatement by the " Q" road. A commlttoe Is expected to be appointed to-morrow to visit tbo Burlington officials. Superintendent Sea ler said to-day that the mon would not be re employed as a body, but as individuals, and only us vocanoles occurred. JLyle Oeta 81S.OOO rrone (ha Elevated. Before Judge Beach, in the Supreme Court ystrday, James Lyl recovered a verdict at $13,000 aralnsttk Manhattan Elevated Ballway Company. Hr. Lyle waa ono of th passenxers on a Third avsno train on March & 1VST. The track was blocked because of a Ore In tli Bowery. Th train was near th fourteenth t.trt station, andannmber of the passengers sot nut towalLtotbo siatton and descend to tbe street TI.e train suddenly started, and several of the paasenaeis vers swept off the narrow walk Into the street. Mr. l.rle waa one of these. 11 la right knee cap and hla riibt wrist were broken. Illi left ere waa Injured so aa to impair thsslfht, and th hearing ot the right ear was also partially destroyed. Awards for tho New Parka Coast-rased. The General Term of the Supreme Court Presiding Jostle Van Brunt and Judge Barrett, has signed an ordor conferring th awards xnad by the Commissioners appointed to acquire title to lands In Ue Twenty third aud Twenty fourth wards for nw parka and parkways, with ceitaln e-.cepw.ne. The order provtdee that the ruueer on th award hall b paid to the owners or th property within tour months, lb owners belojr required rrst tneiecuie quit claim deed to the city. Oeorre "JoKltulrk. iheeteuograpberof the oomralseioarrs Is to hsv (3,',3r.rO lor services tea. dcrsd. A. Fair la Rector Auld's Church. There wero wax works and festivities In 8t alary'a Episcopal Church last night, th church one presided ever by Rector Auld. wh was forced to -starry il n. Christie recently. Th ladles wsr raising money for a Christmas tase. Mrs. Auld, th mother of the re aliruM rector' asioaltbsd people by appearing at th fair. She elayed only b ebort lime, and talked with few. The rectofa wife haa bean out ot town elnce the slalrcnt Into the paper, and no legal proceedings will I,-enrnmencrj untu her return. Tho veetry of th clii.rrli will to-nihtto consider the ai'-nii.n or avtelni- aFuecrraio Mr, Auld. r - , .1, . il Nor Alrnld tr llruiot ii. All tho officers elect of the Dakih Post. G, A. I", of Urooklyu for tb chtulns jreir are Democrats. ff-VellfS0" ""'J IS " saUetUa of Theme. Hot. te2r."?Mm"4.Tom'ii0'r.,w,u'0' r-lf ' Comtnaadr, and Thomas ruaolxaa for Junior Vice- SaSfjska-,14 WW'Sww ISSrin all v ZLjfL. - .'- v, 'u v.. SowM riNK ; Mack farntlr business horses. T. West nth et. A 13 IIOKSR8 for si price reasonable. I A riVK Horeea need I e trial given, -its We B" ROVOIIAM-Oreat aa era. Broom eki eoua a'moet nW! aold to par a nARBlhOE E"""ltllIT.rOOT EXPRERI $1 lOjboili In good on Xntfn BALK OIIKAP-Ul . for ramlly or tmslm tru In all hameee. Inq hatlan St.. near loth ar. IJtOR. gAt.K CHKAP-ri bn-lneai wagon, built also single truck. Apply I.iort BALK-Work hor ' given; also truck hor month. Call at 41 Bltneu FOR RAI.K Brown gel ceisl lady can rid. XrtOR SALE Team bay 1 Ibladay. S.OA If OH BALK Express w A? or together! mutt be i FIVE llonsBH need In trial given. 33 West CI ENTLKMAN leaving l ar rsrrlsg horses, ate lnqnlr at I In Weet ttfd et CIOOD WORK nOKSE. T nesa. tea CA LinitT. STTL1RU CO 1)1 division rront: also Irx phaeton, harness, Ac I bli owner going Booth. Rear LAUIt BROS. 188-ltnr, Stables. Larg stock constantly on handi allk MARE IN FOAU flveh presa wagon, and hai SECOND-HAND cnape i her boriea for sale che, THREE HOUSES suit trackmen; no offer i Sixth ay. WANTBD-A pair of n most be young, aour. deecrlptlon and price. I. K WAGONS, TRCCKS. C new and scond-han carts; great bargain. 7a WANTED Small pony b verr gsntl and tl letter O P. I 239 Waieri WILL rtmcilASK cut state price and condlt No. aoa Orand su U HORSES for sale or! reasonable. 301 Bai EatTiafltg, &c. H horee. Ithaadai also two good TeH E. UOBDON. 1S2. is, and IS . H . "ml de or hire, suit any basinets; issaaT "toBaeiilddsU H n delivery wagons, f33 to 1791 fll et 15th ! ) crintet Breweier Co., m!- Sri re front; excellent ecndltlon, safai dvanees. ! B'eVJO Ksit Mih tU room 7. ! ' WAtiOK. aii on with ton MS ler. aoweeiurit $ ar rare.'l6ts hands high, fit HI irs neel warranted sound and uir butcher' ahop, a.) Mas 7 saT ire work hnreee. one llghttoit Wl toorderi heavy doubl trncki mt atSOMacdongalst. sesi warranled eonndi trial f setle let by the day, week, er f, jS Idlng. 16 hsnds. esddle or hsr- e Callattlable. m EsiUlit ,u S hones, is hsnds hi eh. fim B. LLAUHBR. 41 West toih st. C egrm, tnsra, harness, pirate M old, a James slip. delivery wagons, (Utot79l B loth St. ff iwn wishes to dlepos of three B 1&.3, sound and good drivers. w : At icnoi also small hor and har ' (Ji RrKNTER. I Ifl Weil "Oth St. ft i"E RUCKAWAT, almost new. ip-frontthree-eprlngledv'itnp f t bargain If sold Immediately , ft elable. 17 Wet4tlht K llvlslon eL, Sale and Bxchangs 'W Western and Canadian hprsei ft inde work horses to 1st. aa inr, S3n upward! hnrss, sx- r- mess. 3tnvtcitl7thtt- b ockawar. equst tonewtnum- It; tp. lasKMi rjdst. i abl ffrocerymen, milkmen. ' erued. ueWtu Sdet. nesr i latched galdmrs tof hsnds; b id. and etvlirh. Answer, with tv LB. Poet Onic hcJl.7Sl; i, )ARTfl-tO bur-lness waeonf. Ir d. hew furniture truck, 4 cost H& "tT" If with cart and hsrneest must In, loroujhlj- broken. Answer by US'- 1 under extemlon-ton phaeton; N& Ion. Address JOSErif SMITH, iff J hire; ault any business I prices . it tt& sl j CUTTING TUB CHRISTMAS TREE. ' " "-" It Is netrun In Xeveaber, and there's Soma Hteallnr- Abont It, S llroDurroww, N. Y Deo. 15. Christmns DTeens ot all varieties gathered from the forests and swamps of the Catsklll. Shawan gunk, and Delaware mountain regions aia going forward to tho New York market in lm mento quantltloi. Tho principal ahlpments aro mado on flat cars by tho Erie, the Ontario and Western, and the Ulster and Dolaware Railroads. Tho shipments are In the form of Christmas ovorgroen trees, two to thirty foet high, of spruce, pine, cedar, cypress, hemlock, balsam fir, and arbor vitm, and ot laurel, ivy, arbutus, ground pino, and other varieties of shrubs and Tines. It Is estimated that there aro shipped to Sow York every holiday aenson by the railroads named not loss than HXI.ix.kji Christmas trees and perhaps 50.00J ready- "h")) mndo fancy and emblematic decorations. The work ot cutting and gathering tbo ever greens gives employment to an army ot per sons, most of them email farmers and day la borers, during November and early December, while tbe men gather tbo materials, tho women and children bony themselves making up emblematlo pieces in the forms of anchor. I crossos, stars, wreaths, and tho like, Some of a these decorations are artistically designed, and, being neatly made and garnished wltn red bor- , ries and other natural ornaments, thoy soil for high prices. The class of men engaged in gathering the greens ordinarily pay little heed to boundary lines or rights of property. Indeed the State Forest Commission complains of tho depredations of these trespassers In destroy ing the forests belonging to tho State, h on resident land owners who have no one em ployed to watch their property ere usually the victims of wholesale spoliation. , t Master Fred Fox. JVewaboy and Banker. Little Freddy Fox is a veritable banker newsboy. He lives at the Newsboys' Lodging X House, and piles up tho shekels as tbe days go by. He is only 11 years old, bnt be can draw hisohock tor $200. and tbo superintendent ot tho'lodainc hauaa aayar that Freddy" has abont $50 in the bank here. Destdes this, he carries wealth about with him. Freddy began busi ness when he was younger br selling news papers as a common Tender. Every cent bo could keep he put away in tho bank at the Newsboys' Lodging Houso. and when be had enough ho started in business as a newspaper merchant and commission broker. He burs , up a lot of papers and distributes them ' among the boys that sell for him on - commission. When a newsboy in the boute 1 goes "broke" Freddy usually ndvnncos hint 1 enough to tide him over, and he has never I been beaten out of anything. He lives pretty cheaply nt tho bouse, paying about 20 oonts a I day for his board and lodging, and no wooL- 9). fiasses that does not see tbe bank account of . be embryo Wiman swell perceptibly. Freddy , dresses in style on Sunday, and he does not fdnch himself in the matter ot creature contorts. The Two Smartest Wonea tn Mnlne. , .'. BAXaoB, Dec. 12 Tho town of Chelsea, if- Kennebec county, claims to havo ntnong its U residents the two smartest women in Maine. '' Tbey are spinster sisters and they run a farm f of sixty-five acres, doing nearly all tbe work '' themselves. One of themaldsisanoxpertaxe- swinger, and goes into the woods every winter to chop tbelr year's supply of firewood. She ' does a man's work in tho bitylleld, and this fall dug and put Into tho oellur. without help, sev- enty buehols ot potatoes. Tho other sister, j besides doing general farm work, is quite a carpenter, and In order to avoid exposing the cattle to the severe cold of wlntor whllo water- i ing, ehe lately built a substantial well-bouso, with spouts to conduct tho water to tbe trongbs In tho oarnyard, some distance away. In ad- ) ditlon to regular farm work, tbn slaters cultl- M, vulo a largo gardoa In summer, and their crop ' are among tee finest raised. The Trotttnes Horse Breeders. .i Pittsbubob. Pa., Deo. 12. Tho Trotting f Uorss Brseders" Asaociatlon of Pennsylvania to-day ar , ranged tor a meeting In th spring, th time and data t f baflxad hereafter. It waa decided to hav eleven con- ' tests- Four svent wsr arranged for one, two. three. ;' and foar-yoar-olda owned and brad by members. Tb stake for yearling wre fixed at C ntrano B and 123 added money, and for all other tim snusne i and $100 added, foar races for horses owned by mem- bers. the etskea to be th aam as la the Dret four eon tesis; also an vent for tbree-rnlaute class, "5entrsne I and Sao added; aatSUpace, under th eame conditions, and a3 ito class stallion race for "ft entrance 11 wae decided not to perantt th get of sirea owned by tb t members to enter th contaits. Hss John IV. Kobblasoa Iteea Robbed. The Jersey City police fonnd a Bible, half a f deien other book, and a hundred or tnor letter lrrai ,' Inapllebehu-daboUerln Suseexetreetlajt night Th , letbsr wr all directed to John W. Robinson, In car of sir. Fowler. 1 1 1 Weet 12J tb street. New York ottr. Chief f Unrshy think that th goods were left than by MM i thief w ho had robbed Koblnson of a astchsL i. BIKJOKLYX. I". A fair for th benefit of the BrooUfn Ilomo-opathle L Hospital la In nrosrsaa la th art and aasembly rooms Acsdemy of Uusfo. : Louri Dsl Bagne. who shot and killed Michael Collins t duringa ro won a canal boat In Oowanoe Caaat on tbe night f June 2i, pleaded guilty tomantlaagbterln ibe Cret degree yeeurday. Ue was remanded tor eeiitetice. L, Tb suit of Mrs. Ionis Zimmermen and hsr surer against Dieekerhotf. Baiter A Co.. Importer, to recover 100.000. alleged tab da the estate of the lata Wlllian , , y.lmmermann. Is en trial In th Suprsm Court, before ) JtuUo Bartlstt and a Jury. Annie Jahsssn. aged 83, waa arrested for IntoxJcariea' ' on Taeadar night and lodged In a cell Is tbe Adejov f, street etaUon. Yeaurday morning eh waa too alck to It b take to ooart, and aa ambulance atatted with her l' for the hospital, bh died on th way. f lluih McClslrof lie Adams street was arrested yes- terday, aecuted of abandoning hie wife, who followed t blm from London and found him. aa alleged, living with f another woman. He esys he married tbecomplaiosnt 1 In louden when -he waa drunk and lrteepomlble for but f' acta. ly Eyes Ears Nose Ar all snore r less affected by catarrh. Tbs yf be- ' com Inflamed, red and watery, with dull heavy pain i between them; there ar roaring; busing noises In lbs , ear, and soroellmee th bearing Is aSscted; there I constant disagreeable discharge from th not, bad ; breath, and la many cut lots of th tent of smell All these dlaagrabl ayroplotsa disappear when the dls- case Is cured by Hood's EarsapariUa. which aipels f roes ' the blood the Impurity from which catarrh arltea. tooee f. and restores the diseased orcans tu health, and bullcs up th whole system. i "llood'e harsaparllla haa helped me ntiire frrrsu -i ejEoV and Impure Wood than anything! I iru' "'Wri 11ALL, brracuee, .N, T, f IIootl?6 IsiarNttpnrilln It Bold by ail dragf lata. tl sUfortft. rropared only kf C.LBOODaCO,ApUcarlat.LowsU,Maas. If IM-SeMEta NiJ JsKUULAB If , , . Mi tJSSL'LlfV-' J-'aseC. ,-,t f j ..aaTlaaaaawl