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Zpgrr ttgffgi i K y f r,dt.i rtf ppiCJJ. !J0 M ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 5, 1S46. Vol. 44, Io. 20. Entered at Pittsburg Post office, oveinberH, 1887, as second-class matter. Business Office 97 and99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Average circulation of the daily edition of The Dispatch for six months ending Febru nryl.lSSO, 27,946 Copies per Issue. Average circulation of the Sunday edition of The Dispatch for February. 1SS9, 45,144 Copies per issue. TEEMS OF THE DISPATCH. rOSTAGE TREE IN THE nOTED STATES. DAILY DisrATCH, One Tear. I 8 00 DAILY DISPATCH, Per Quarter 200 Daily Dispatch, Oncilonth " Daily Dispatch, Including bunday, one year K Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, per quarter IS0 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one month. M Epsday Dispatch, oneyear. -.. 150 Weekly Dispatch, one year 125 THE Daily Dispatch Is delivered by carriers at IS cents per week, or including the Sunday edition, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, FER 27, 1889. LAST ACT OF THE SENSATION. The climax of the Tory and Times fiasco was capped in London yesterday by the an nouncement of the flight and confession of Pigott, the mainstay of the conspiracy to ruin the Home Rule leaders. Anything more dramatically effective in showing to the world the animns and stu pidity that lay behind the attacks on Par ncll could scarcely be conceived. The only possible question of interest that remains in the case now is -whether the Timet and the Tory Cabinet could have been so dense, so little capable of deliberating on a serious matter, and so reckless in their proceedings, as to put their confidence in men sucS as lie Caron, Houston and Pigott, or that it could be possible they knowingly used such tools and took part in their plot. Already intimations are made that there , has actually been a tremendous conspiracy behind the whole business, and threats are heard of developments that will be even more astounding than the remarkable ones which have already taken place. Still, we scarcely think it possible that the Times, stupid, foolish and vindictive though it showed itself to be, could willingly have plotted what Mr. Gladstone eloquently de scribes as the "vast fabric of iniquity" which has now tottered utterly, to the great humiliation and damage of the "Thunder er." It is more likely far that its intense and bitter prejudices against the Home Bulers made it an easy dupe of the unscru pulous adventurers who took its money and plied it with false information. This is bad enough. The other supposition, of course, would imply things infinitely worse. The true theory, no doubt, is that the Times, willing to believe anything bad of the Home Rulers, relied upon Houston and Pigott; and that the Tory Cabinet blindly relied on the Times. Probably the outside world is sometimes ' tired of hearing of the misgovernment of Ireland. The English public dread the subject. But when it is reflected that Ire . , land has been governed in such a spirit and by such men and through such means as have been employed to get up and sustain this Royal Commission to try Parnell, who will say that it is much wonder the people pray for home rule or any sort of .rule that is different from what they get? LAMONTS NOVEL STEP. Colonel Lamont has introduced a novelty in politics by refusing the back pay" which Congress obligingly voted to cover the whole of his expiring term. He does bo on the ground that he accepted a position, the sal ary of which was fixed by law and he does not wish to take more than the stipulated sum. This is rather good reasoning, but it is by no means certain that it will increase the Private Secretary's popularity among the statesmen. It presents a contrast, you know; and the theory has been promulgated that since the Constitution says that public officials "shall receive" such compensation as Congress may fix, they would be violating the Constitution not to take it. It is cer tainly contrary to the unwritten law of the politicians, and is likely to get Colonel La mont classed among the impracticable Mug wumps. But what he loses among the poli ticians he will gain among the people. TEE FLAG FIASCO. The bill directing the American flag to be displayed above all schoolhouses in the State was beaten in the House of Bepresentatives yesterday. It was a harmless bit of buncombe; but a good deal more time has been wasted over it than it was worth. "When we reflect that court houses, city halls, postoffices and cus tom houses display the national ensign only ou important occasions, and. some of them not even then, the anxiety to get it on all the ward and district schools suggests the interest of the flag manufacturers at the ex pense of the school funds. It is well to cultivate the spirit of patriot ism. The flag presentations made by the O. U. A. 3L last year constituted a very good -effort in that direction as a spontaneous educational effort. But this thing of legis lating patriotism into the youthful breast by act of Assembly is rather weak. Let the legislators set the example of patriotism by forswearing jobs for private benefit and legislating purely in the inter est of the whole people. That will do more in the way of teaching patriotism than wav ing the flag can ever do. AN UNSATISFACTOBY CONTRAST. The fact that a Kew York jury has at last indicted Ives and Stayner for their swindling operations in connection with the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad is generally received as a vindica tion of the public honesty. It is so to a certain extent, and yet it presents a rather . marked contrast with the immunity granted to men who have adopted almost the same methods and are ruling powers in rail way finance to-day. There is no doubt that Ives and Stayner deserve the indictment and will deserve the conviction which stares them in the face.' They issued about 515,000,000 of fraudulent securities on that road for which the corpora tion received no return, and converted the proceeds to their own use. This is nothing but stealing on the wholesale plan, and whoever does it ought to be punished as a thief. But it is not a pleasant commentary on our system of justice if the men who do that sort of thing successfully and retain the money with its power, arc left un V touched, while those who fail in it, or lose i'the ill-gotten wealth in other speculations - fiare punished, Now it so happens that Ives and Stayner. through their reckless operations, have -none I of the money left, which they plundered, auu id is uiso luc case kuai- ihu BJguai ex amples of the same sort of operations have been in the courts recently, in which the man ipulators, backed with their spoils, came off scot free. In one of them, touching the Gould manipulations of the Union and Kan sas Pacific consolidation, the scale of issu ing fiat securities was double that of Ives and Stayner; and the men who did it were accorded the remarkable privilege of send ing their lawyers into the grand juryioom to argue against their indictment with sig nal success. In the other the total issue of bogus values was not as large, being about 7,000,000 in the famous Hocking Valley case; but the men who made the money and kept it, came out of the fight with flying colors. "Wholesale thievery should be punished, whether it is successful or not; but it is far from a thorough vindication of the princi ples of law when the unsuccessful thieves are punished and the successful ones are made the ruling powers of the land. WHY SPEND IT THAT WAY! An article in a city cotemporary re counts the details of the plan for raising the streets in Allegheny above the track, and very elearly shows not only the advantage ous grades which can be made by putting the streets over the tracks, but the other reasons which make that far preferable to the plan of putting the tracks above the streets. It also gives the engineer's estimate of the cost at 1,151,000, of which the fad ing items are 406,000 for filling in streets; 513,000 for raising buildings and smaller amounts, required for the plan of making solid ground at the new level. But why spend a million dollars in filling in, and raising buildings, when a less sum will probably give Allegheny what she wants to much better advantage. The lower, part of Allegheny need not be filled up as useless. It can be retained for factories and warehouses and the present streets left for subways, to be used for teaming to and from these warehouses and the depots. Leaving the old ground at or below the level of the railway tracks all this territory making it the basement, so to speak, of the Northside, it would be extremely eligible for the re ceipt and shipment of freight. Allegheny' should, if it utilizes the idea, try to give all competing roads a chance to reach this dis trict which could be made the entrepot for a vast business. The upper region traversed by viaducts or elevated ways for the ordi nary street traffic would be above the tracks and at the same time in close juxtaposition to the shipping depots. "We do not believe that these viaducts would cost as much as the 900,000 estimate for raising the streets solidly; but if it did, the worth of the new arrangement would be twice as great. It is worth while to get out of the old rut in considering new ideas. ZENNA'S OBSTINACY. Among the other remarkable curiosities of the "West Virginia campaign, is the per sistent vitality of Senator Henna. It is a fact that the "West Virginia Senator, has been politically laid out for burial by the correspondents every day for many months. He was supposed to be a dead duck last year; but he bobbed up this year as full ot life as ever. Every day during the contest the crisis was reported which finally re tired Kenna, but the obstinate Senator kept right along and last Friday placed the Senatorial persimmon in his pocket. It is quite inconsiderate of Kenna to totally dis arrange the programmes of the political gnostics by walking right through their plans into the next Senatorial term. After this no reliance can be placed on Kenna and the "West Virginia correspondents at the same time. PLAYFUL CRIMINALS. If a man were to walk into a building in this city and wantonly explode a dynamite cartridge, thereby destroying property and endangering life, nobody would laugh and speak of it as a playful act. Rnt let a stu dent in one of our colleges do precisely the same thing and it is excused or palliated ou the ground that the lawless act took place inside the collegiate limits. The playful deeds of certain students at the Wesleyan College the other day are examples in point. Because they threw dynamite about inside the college fence and the damage was con fined to college property and their fellow students, the faculty assume to be entirely competent to judge the criminals and appor tion the penalties. This tendency toward common ruffianism, very generally noted of late in some of the colleges, can only be met properly with the remedies applied to similar offenses in the community at large. The police should be called in to arrest the playful students, charges according to the common law should be preferred against them before a magis trate, and then let jnstice take her course as if the offenders had been the sons of poor men sinning in like measure in the gutter. No distinction ought to be made between offenders in college and offenders out of college. But the students themselves, and very often the faculties, have agreed that such a distinction should be set up. It is peculiarly inappropriate and danger ous in a country enjoying the blessings of a Republican form of government, that any class of criminals, be they clad in broad cloth or fustian, should be accorded immu nity in the commission of acts of a reckless and illegal character. It is quite certain that students would be less "playful" if a few of them were to be given lodgings iu the penitentiary, like other hoodlums. CANADIAN PROPOSITIONS. The declaration of Sir John A. MacDon ald that it would be humiliating and de grading for the Canadian Parliament to visit this country as guests of .the United States shows a remarkable theory of public honor on the part of the Canadian premier. It has been tolerably clear that Sir John is not unalterably opposed to the practice of letting members of the Legislature accept solid favors from a corporation interested in legislation, like the Canadian Pacific; but for them to be the guests of a neighboring and friendly Government would be "de grading." According to that, Sir John's way of honoring a foreigner of official rank would be to kick him out. There is much more point and wit in the resolution introduced in the Canadian Par liament the other day, for the purchase by Canada of part of the New England States. This is a retort courteous, in kind, for the supposed intimations that the United States can buy Canada, like an. occupied tract of agricultural land. Perhaps there may be more policy in the proposition than even the author dreamed of. The fact that such a transfer would tarn over to Canada not only Maine and New Hampshire, but Mr. Blaine, Senators Prye, Hale, Blair and Chandler, and Congressmen Tom Reed, Milliken and Boutelle, may induce this country to take the chances of selling- the whole job lot to our Northern neighbors, and alter they have got in the habit of trading, it would be safe to count on the newly-acquired Canadian statesmen getting bold of the Government and-selling themselves back, with the rest of Canada thrown in as a makeweight. The new works on the line ofUhe Penn sylvania Railroad, near "Walls', by which Turtle creek is to be made to flow where it will do the least harm, and new freight yards, round houses and stock yards estab lished, is a recognition by the Pennsylvania Railroad of the importance of its Pittsburg traffic. There is no doubt that the improve ments will add materially to the facilities of the great corporation. One of the great est booms will be the reported transfer of the incubus of the stock yards from East Liberty to Stewart's station, with the con version of their present site to first-class residence property. - Of course, since the House of Repre sentatives has more real business than it can possibly get through with in its remain ing six days, it had to spend yesterday in fighting over sectional issues. Mr. Cleveland's administration was destined to follow the precedent ot its pre decessors in one point at least. Mr. Arthur's Commissioner of Patents managed to slip in a decision for the Bell Telephone the last thing before he went out of office, and Mr. Cleveland's Commissioner has done the same thing, by a decision given out last week. The way in which the big corpora tions manage to get. in their work on the home stretch is not very clear, but it is intimated that the officials who oblige them just before retiring to private life are not in any danger of the poorhouse. The information that the Monongahela coal pool will not be formed indicates the sober second conclusion of the coal oper ators that it will not pay them to turn their business over to other mining districts. The report that the Australian people are delighted with a professional American humorist of the name of Lincoln, and that they will not let him return to this country is calculated to make the people of the United States very friendly to the Austra lians. As long as they maintain the state of mind which prevents the professional humorist from coming back to us, there will be a warm feeling of gratitude in this country toward the land of kangaroos and bushrangers. The deliberate decision of the House of Representatives is that this thing of re ducing the revenue is not what it was cracked up to be at the beginning of the Fiftieth Congress. Afteb all the fuss, it is no more than fair to recognize that General Harrison went from his home to "Washington with about as little ostentation, as any President for a generation. Indeed, it is difficult to see how he could have done it any more quietly and with better taste, in view of the determination of the public and press to make as much of the trip as possible. Pigott exhibits one point of superiority to Le Caron. He had good sense or per ception of his own character sufficient to make him run away. it The predictions of the Eastern press are that the apple crop is going to be short this year. Considering the mournful pictures drawn of the hardships of the farmer who cannot make up his surplus apples into cider, if prohibition is enacted, this looks like a direct dispensation ot the crop liar to prevent the farmer from having any sur plus apples. The flag buncombe business being over, the Legislature might now give a little at tention to the business of the people. The feeling with which the Californians mourn the departure of the late Mr. Plood, are emphasized when they look over their mining stocks and reflect that the shares which he sold to them for 900 each are now worth about 5. Pigott has disappeared, but the wreck of the Times campaign against Parnell is still there to serve as a warning. Mb. Gould heartily and naturally in dorses the "agreement among gentlemen." It is the regular method of securing a final success for his policy of forcing water into the investments of the nation and making it stay there. .PERSONAL FACTS AND FANCIES. M.ZOLA has faith in General Boulanger's ultimate success in French politics. Albany finds a topic for much chat in the Lieutenant Governor's $3,000 dog and its silver collar. Join? C. Kxetn-, the correspondent, is ill In San Francisco a sort of sequel to his attack of Samoan fever. He has had numerous offers to lecture and exhibit in dimo museums, but he has declined them all. He expects to visit New York within a fortnight. The Duke of Dino has been plunging heavily at Monte Carlo. He went there not long ago with a few francs in his pocket. Luck was in his favor, and he made 500,000 francs. He is now dropping this, by degrees, in the soup tureen from which he grabbed it. A ratiier mixed household is that of the Ameer of Afghanistan. He has fire legal wives. Number One is a grandniece of his grand lather. Number Two is notable chiefly for her weight 300 or 400 pounds. Number Three used to be handmaid to Number Two, and is the mother of the designated heir to the throne. Number Four is a daughter of the Dost. She is queen of the harem, and rules Her husband in all domestic affairs. Number Five's biog raphy is yet unwritten. According to the Heicharueiger of Berlin, the late Crown Prince Rudolf was "the dearly loved fnend" of the present German Emperor. A few months ago these dear friends were in converse with each other. Rudolf talked of literature and science. William yawned, and then said, insolently, "Oh, I don't understand any of that. Such dry stuff is unworthy of a prince." "There is," replied Rudolf, "onlyone thing unworthy of a prince, and that is to aspire to the throne while his father is yet alive." Hadji Hassein Khotjxi Khan, Persian Ambassador at Washington, has been greatly misrepresented by the newspapers. Not only does he understand and speak English, but be is well acquainted with French. He lived in Paris a long time. The stories which "have crept into print regarding him have given him great amusement. The report that he could not understand English has led to many curi ous incidents. People who thought that all he comprehended was Persian have criticised his personal appearance to his very face. Having an Oriental command of his countenance he never smiles during such ordeals. The Ball Flayers' Bad Taste. Prom the Chicago XJews.1 The Chicago baseball players who are travel ing aronnd the world and disfiguring countless score cards with bunches of errors made in every known language have displayed ex tremely had taste in failing to respect tha old adage: "See Naples and die." The Sunnr Clime of Pakotn. From the Chicago News. J When the Legislatures of the two Dakotas get to enacting laws for those States they are likely to make it a penal offense lor any person to own a thermometer. THE PITTSBURG- , DISPATCH, -WEDNESDAY, PEBRTJABY- THE TOPICAL TALKER. FMl Welch Threw Jokes nt Donth A Little Light Gossip of the Day. In the death of Philip H. Welch, the country hat lost one of its most original and entertain ing humorists. His name is not as well known to most people as his jests were, for be did not sign all he wrote. Only a small number of his friends are aware that his latter years, and those in which the best work of his life has been done, were shadowed by the dread specter of cancer. Three or four years ago he was told by the greatest cancer specialist in New York City that his case was incurable, and that he must not expect to live more than a few years at most. Yet he kept cheerfully at bis tasks, writing continuously of the brighter side of life, com pounding food for laughter, throwing jokes Into death's face, and never allowing the pain incidental to the advance of the disease con quer his will. His wife, of whom those who knew her speak in glowing terms, aided him in his determination to keep his doom out of mind. She is also a literary laborer, and the evidences of the assistance she gave her hus band are most prominent in that delightful portfolio of sketches of society, which, in con junction with Charles Jay Taylor, he gave us under the title of the "The Tailormade Girl." Mb. Welch submitted to several operations, but the cancer continued to eat Its way into the tongue, and the end came on Sunday last. Until a day or so before his death his mind was actively employed. When ho could write no longer he dictated the creatures of his humor ous fancy to his wife. It may be said that he died with a joke on his lips. Only last week a very amusing description of a man in doubt over transferring his homefrom Harlem to Brooklyn appeared In JPuck. It was gayer and more daring in its humor than most of Mr. Welch's work. Nobody would have guessed it was written by a man who was dying and who knew he was dying. Such triumph of mind over matter, of 'the incorruptible "soul over the corruptible body are by no means rare In the lives of literary men. V To judge from the various newspaper reports anent Mrs." Frank Leslie's sale of her weekly to "W. J. Arkell, proprietor of Judge, the estima. ble authoress and publisher has given rather contradictory 1 easons for getting rid of the most important of her publications. To one roporter she said that the Weekly being in some sense a newspaper could he run better by a man, able, as she expressed it, "to touch el bows with the world," and that she felt unequal to the task because she was a woman. In another Interview Mrs. Leslie said that tho height of her ambition was to own and edit a great dally newspaper. It will tie recognized that these statements do not agree. But per haps Mrs. Leslie doesn't know herself what she is going to do; so much is possible to a woman of beauty, brains and a big bank account. Not all the bad weather in the world is con centrated at Pittsburg. A correspondent writes from London that a delicious mixture of win ter weather has been their experience lately. One day a heavy snow storm raged all day, and the London streets were temporarily made Im passable by eight Inches to two feet of snow. The next aay the mercury rose and rain came lashing down, converting the snow, with the magic London only knows, into a sort of black soup that made pedestrians long for stilts. A gentleman requests mo' to ask some of Pittsburg's elder inhabitants to settle the date of the transfer of President Harrison's body from the Congressional Cemetery at Washing ton, where it was temporarily interred after his death, to its final resting place at North Bend. My correspondent assures me that he Is pretty positivo that he saw the coffin containing President Harrison's body carried down to the steamer at the Monongahela wharf some time in 1841 the year of Harrison's death or very early in 1842. The biographical records, as far as can now be learned, seem to agree that the reinterment took place several years later. LONDON BURIED IN BN0W. Business and Traffic Suspended Methods Used to Clear tho Streets", London had a yery severe snow snow storm on last Monday week. For a time -business wass brought to a standstill and vehicular traffic was suspended. The London Times says: "The task of clearing the London streets of the snow accumulation was set about by the various vestries and local authorities soon after midnight, and was carried on throughout the day. In this way employment was found for thousands of persons in want of work, and the traffic, though greatly impeded for a time, was ultimately conducted with less difficulty and delay. The asphalt; In particular, was danger ous to horses, whose sufferings and struggles it was painful to see. The sun broke through the clouds at fitful interval, and thus hastened the process of melting and evaporation. In the Strand water from the hydrants was freely used In dissolving the snow, which was then swept in a liquid state down the sewers." DAN LAMONT IS CONTENTED. Ho Refines tho Proposed Increase of $1,500 n. Year In His Salary. Washington, February 26. During the consideration of the deficiency appropriation bill to-day, by the House, in committee of the whole, Mr. Sayers, of Texas, read a letter which Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, had received from Colonel Lamont, stating that when he ac cepted the position of Private Secretary to the President ho had a full knowledge of the pay attached to It. He preferred not to be the beneficiary of the Executive legislation, and he, therefore, asked that the committee recede from its amendment appropriating $6,000 for his benefit. Mr. Sayers asked leave to strike out the amendment, but Mr. Hayes, of Iowa, objected, but the bill, when passed shortly after, had tho Lamont amendment eliminated. LABOR AND PROHIBITION. Measures In Behalf of Both In tho Illinois Legislature. Springfield, III., February 26. In the House to-day a bill was passed providing that when an employe sues an employer for wages, if judgment is obtained, the employer shall pay thoclaimanCs reasonable attorney's fees and costs. j. In the Senate bill was Introduced provid ing for local liqnor license option bv counties and wards. The bill is modeled after the Mich igan law, witb modifications to remedy the de fects which caused that law to be declared un constitutional. Oar New States. . From the New York Sun.! The four new States will bring an area about equal to that of Maine, New Hampshire, Ver mont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecti cut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana combined. It is an area three times as great as the British Islands, more than three times as great as Italy, more than 150,000 square miles in excess of Germany. A very thriving area It all is, too, which will soon add to the census wondrous figures of products and population as well as of acres. Tho tilne That Separates. From tho New York Herald. Sir Richard Cartwright, the Liberal leader of Canada, declares that there is only an imag inary line between the Dominion and the United States. From the standpoint of a few distinguished Americans now living in Mon treal, that line Is the most solid reality in the universe. Tho Internal Revenuo Increase. Washington, February 26. The collections of internal revenue for tho first seven months of the fiscal year ending January SO. 1S89, ag gregated $74,202,596, an increase 0132,661,201, as compared with the collections for the corres ponding period of last year. DEATHS OP A' DAI. Mrs. William L. Mnrcy. NSW YObb:, February 25. Mrs. William L. llarcy, widow of the Secretary of State, dledSun day In Paris, aged 88 yean. Colonel George W. Frlcdtoy. Lafayette, Ixd February 26 Colonel George W. Frledley, General Sollcltorof the Louisville, New Albany and Chlca go Hallway, dropped dead at Bloomlngton at 12 o'clock to-day. He was Chairman of the Republican State Central Com mittee in 1878, and one of the ablest and best-' known railroad lawyers In the West, His home was In this city. A WAIL FROM EEIN. The DonegalEvIctlons An Appeal to Kins men In Amerlea- The following letter will be read with inter est by all Irishmen and friends of Ireland: To the Editor of The Dispatch: On behalf 01 the victims of Irish landlordism in Donegal, we consider it our duty at the present time to lay before oar kinsmen in other lands a brief statement of the position In which we have been placed. The atrocities perpetrated In the first week of the New Year by the landlords of Donegal have already evoked a heartfelt burst of Indignation throughout Ireland, England and Scotland; and the extreme hardships which have been Inflicted upon, our suffering people force us to appeal to yon for that moral and material sup port which the liberty-loving people of America have never failed to extend to Irishmen In the past. o.Tbe tenants who were being evicted from the homes which they and their fathers' hands had built, offered such a sturdy and courageous re sistance to the forces of the "Crowbar Brigade" as to call forth the admiration of every lover of home and heroism. For this "crime" (as our moralizing tyrants call It) upward of 40 Donegal men hare been placed under arrest and will almost certainly receive long and savage sentences. Nearly all ot them are bread-winners, and the duty will therefore devolve npon ns of sustaining their families nntU the release- of the prisoners, which Is not likely to occur until they have completed a term of Im prisonment of at least 12 months with hard labor. We will require to raeetthe expenses connected with the defense In the 40 cases, and the duty Is also cast upon us of aiding In the support of the evicted families until such times as the land lords may see their way to yield to the dictates of humanity, right and Jnstice. All this will prove an enormous strain npon us; and to aid us In the struggle the patriotic and beloved Archbishop of Cashel, Most Rev. Dr. Croke, has forwarded the princely donation of 50 to aid us In the struggle. Our own good bishop, Most Bev. Dr. O'DonnclI, has also acted with characteristic promptitude and generosity. With every confidence that you will not turn a deaf ear to our appeal, we ask that you will kindly endeavor to organize a collection In your district. We only seek a little from all, and your practical aid will help us Immensely In the strug gle which we are determined to maintain In the Irish Highlands till vlrtnrr' rmiin nnr effort- In places where such a collection may not be practicable, we will bo glad to receive even a trifle direct from the kindly donors; and we assure yon that our humble prayers, and those of our sorely tried and long-suffering people will ascend to heaven for all who extend to us a helping hand in this, our hour of need. As we expect dally to be again placed under arrest, we would be glad if remittances were made to Bev. P. Kelly. 1 P., Dunfanaghy, County Donegal; Bev. J. J. Doherty, the Sem inary, Lctterkenny; Mr. Jeremiah MacVeagh, St. Mary's Aall, Belfast; or to Mr. Edward Hughes, J. P. College Square, Belfast; who have kindly consented to receive and transmit any subscrip tions that may be fowarded to them. Your faithful servants, James MacFadden, P. P., Gweedore, County Donegal. Daniel Stephens, C.C., - Falcarragh, County Donegal. P. S. Since the foregoing was written Father MacFadden has again been arrested, and the re arrest or Father Stephens In also-expected. Falcabbah, County Donegal. February 5. A NEW LIBEL LAW. The Act Brawn Up by a Convention of News paper Publishers. HAEBiSBTmoTebruary 28. About 50 Penn sylvania newspaper publishers and editors met' here thl3 afternoon and adopted the following law on libel, to be presented to the Legislature: Section 1 No action for libel shall be brought or maintained unless the plaintiff shall, before bringing suit, request the defend ant to publish a retraction of the libel and allow to the defendant a reasonable time in which to publish such retraction, and to make such amends as are reasonable and possible under the circumstances of the case, and proof of the publication of any retraction or correc tions shall be admissible in evidence under the general issue on the question ot the good faith ot the defendant, and in mitigation and reduction of damages. Proof of the failure or neglect of the plaintiff to comply with the pro visions of this section may be given in evi dence under the general issue In bar of tho action. Section 2 Ii shall not be lawful for any at torney at law to bring or conduct any action of libel for a contingent fee or any understand ing, express or implied, that he is to receivo any portion or all of the damages received as compensation for his services, nor shall any at torney at law advance any money or incur any liability for the purpose of defraying the ex penses of the plaintiff in such action. Section 3 No action of libel, civil or crimi nal, shall be brought unless the plaintiff or prosecutor shall first give security for the pay ment of costs, provided that in casetheplaintin or prosecutor shall, by petition to the Court of Common Pleas or Quarter Sessions of the proper county, declare that he is unable to pro vide such security, the court may, upon being satisfied that said plaintiff or prosecutor has proper cause for action, allow him to bring suit without giving security. THE WORLD'S CARRYING TRADE. England's Share of the Tonnage Some Significant Figures. Before dealing with the shipbuilding figures and features of last year, says the Consular Re port, it is perhaps worth while noticing the leaps and bounds by which Great Britain is dis tancing all competitors for the carrying trade of the world. Ten years ago 67.5 per cent of the total trade of the United Kingdom was car ried in British bottoms; by the end of the de cade the percentage had advanced to 70.6 per cent. At the beginning of 1878 the British flag covered 43.1 per cent of the ocean trade of the United States; the percentage has advanced to 60,7 per cent. Luring the same decade the pro portion of the total trade of foreign powers covered in British bottoms has likewise ad vanced as follows: That of Italy from 30.9 per cent to 48.4 per cent; that of France from 39.4 per cent to 41.7 per cent; that of Holland from 50.7 per cent to 5L9 per cent, and a similar in crease In fayor of British tonnage has taken place as- regards other countries. DECIDED AGAINST THE FIDELITY. A Case Involving $1,500,000 in the West -Virginia Supreme Conrt. Special Telegram to The Dispatch. CnAELESTON, W. VA., February 26-The case of the Fidelity Insurance Trust and Deposit Company, of Philadelphia, against the Shenandoah Railroad Company, involving about $1,500,000, has been decided by the Supreme Court of Appeals of this State in favor of the appellant, the Central Improve ment Company. The decrees of the civil court of Jefferson county were reversed, and tho cause remanded. The court holds that the agreement of April. 1878, between the railroad company and the Central Improvement Com pany is valid, and its specific performance enforcable against the railroad company, and that the Fidelity Company had legal notice. The counsel in the case were Hon. D. B. Lucas and McDonald and Moore for the Cen tral Improvement Company, and John C. Bullitt, of Philadelphia; Judge Robertson, of Virginia, and Caldwell, of Wheeling, for the Fidelity Company. CANNOT BE CONDONED. The Washington Aqueduct Tunnel Job Poor In Every Particular. Washington-, February 26. The special Congressional Committee on the Washington aqueduct tunnel has reported that there Is not ten continuous feet of solid work in the tunnel; that a number of sub-inspectors have been Il legally paid under fictitious names, and that while Major Lydecker and Lieutenant Town send cannot be held guilty of corrupt prac tices, they have been careless to an extent that cannot he easily condoned. The committee recommends an appropria tion of 810,000 for a survey for a 'new surface conduit. PNEUMATIC GDN& FOR THE PACIFIC. An Appropriation to Pnrcliase Three of Them Agi ced To. ' Washington, February 28. The Senate to day resumed consideration of the army appro priation bill. Mr. Stewart offered an amend ment, which was agreed to, appropriating $187. 600 for the purchase of three pneumatic dyna mite guns, 15-inch caliber, with the necessary machinery, ammunition and carriages, to be placed and mounted for use on the Pacific coast. The item of (20,000 for officers' quarters at Columbus, O., was, on motion of Mr. Allison, restored. The New microbe. From the Xew Tork World. The new microbe of diphtheria discovered In France is said to be light-gray in color and to have rounded extremities. This description is rather "vague, but anybody meeting a germ bearing the above characteristics will" kindly hand it over to the Board of Health. 27,- 1889. LEGISLATIVE PICKINGS. The Cost of Glory Oleo In Politics Humors of the Law The Amendment Election Will Come Oil In June. FlOMi STAJT COBBESrOXDENT.J Harrisbttbg, February 28. Representative Burdick, of "McKean, cast a pitying glance at the group around hlrn and remarked: ''Look at these fellows; they've all been neglecting their business, every man of them. There's 0 lot of things they could all do up home to make money. But they all made up their minds' to go gunning for glory, and here they are. Some friends, of course, requested the use of their names at the primaries because they were leading citizens, and just to keep the country -from going to tho dogs, as it threatened to do, they unwillingly, but patri otically, consented. Then some other fellow who had friends was brought out. That made it lively, don't you see. and when there was competition for the place, why these fellows had to hustle round and accumulate an ex pense account In going about from one place to another to see people. And then they had to get other people to go around for them, and that also swelled the expense account. (Why of course you did; I know you all.) Then when they get the nomination they weren't going to let any Dem ocrat beat them. They were going to got there, you know, if their business never made another cent for them, and when it came to keeping brass bands and other things moving money was no object. Nowthev are putting In alarge amount of time wondering whether the game was worth the powder and shot, and they wish they hadn't done it Cost? Why I know a Democrat who spent 3,000 legitimately and wasn't elected. I suppose these fellows here will tell you he got off better than be deserved when he got left," "How do you like it yourself, now thatyou're here?" "Mel I'm not saying a word." Why Poms Feel Sore. Some of the 'Democrats are still feeling a trifle sore because Colonel Victor Piolett aired his political faith before the Committee on Health and Sanitation last week. "Wouldn't it be just a little funny .to carry oleomargarine into politics? Of course it would. That's what the Colonel was trying to do, however, and he thought he was deep, dark and guileful in making the attempt. But the old gentle man's honesty Is too deep seated for his guile ful effort to more than shade the surface, and the Republican members of the committee were mightily amused, while the Democrats became very angry. One of them, who is strongly in favor of leaving the law just the way it stands, is very strongly tempted to vote to repeal It now, just because Colonel Piolett cast slurs on Cleveland and his Johnnies." A New Reform Measure. Representative MacDonald, of Lackawanna, is in favor of a reform measure of importance, and hopes to see it go through this model Legislature. "You see," he said, "the way the thing stands now a man may be wounded In one county, and, if he goes off into another county and dies, the fellow who did the business for him must be tried in the latter place. And if he is convicted heis hanged there, and the coun ty where the trial and hanging occur must stand the expense. I know of a case where a murderer was acquitted just because his smart lawyer told the jury it was rank injustice to saddle the expense of the trial and hanging on a county that wasn't in any way interested in the case except to pay the bill. This made the taxpayers on the jury mad, and the man went free. Of course all the witnesses in such a case must be brought from the county where the crime is committed at great inconvenience to themselves. It isn't right, anyhow, and it ought to be fixed." Fanny Things in Law. "There are some funny things in law, and lawyers meet with some funny cases once in a while," said Representative Kelly, of Lacka wanna. "A man who is somewhat distinguished in criminal annals as an expert pickpocket once asked a friend of mine to take his case for him. " 'Where's your money?' inquired my friend. "1 haven't got any,' was tho reply, 'but if you'll promise to do the business for me I'll go out and get a watch for you in about Ave min utes.'" He Called the Turn. There has been talk that some of the temper ance people were anxious to change the date for holding the prohibition election from June 18 to some date in August, but Captain Dravo, who has charge of the measure in the House, says there will be no change. The matter has been thoroughly considered and the joint cau cus was all but unanimous on the date. The The bill will pass the House, and the Captain doesn't think the Senate will amend it in any way. Simpson-. GOSSIP OF A GREAT CITY. Pat to a Base Use. NEW TOBK BUEZAU- SPECIALS.! New Yoke, February 26. A local dealer dis plays In a Broadway window a fac simile of tho bustle he sent to Mrs. Harrison, which will be worn at tho inauguration, together with all the correspondence necessary to make the adver tisement telling. Sorry She Suicided. Mrs. Amelia Terry quarreled with her hus band last night in their Brooklyn home. He didn't come home from business in time to go to a concert with her. After the row he went out and she took a large dose of rough on rats. Then she changed her mind about wanting to die, and sent her little daughter for mustard, to be used as an emetic. The antidote was in effectual and the woman died in great agony. Wondering About Demented. It is now claimed that Raubischeck, the etcher, who was thought to have committed suicide, is wandering about the city in a de mented condition. Two or three persons pre tend to have identified the picture of the artist as that of a man who applied to them for work of any kind. Kerr Slay Soon be Tried. There appears to be a good prospect that Kerr, the boodlcr, will be tried here in the city. Three new jurors were received to-day, making eight In all now In the box. Tho Morphine Habit Too Mncb. for Her. Mrs. Catherine Storck was found dead in her bed last night at her home on Fifty-second street. It is supposed she died from the effects of au overdose of morphine. She had con tracted the morphine habit in trying to cure in somnia. Deceased was a widow, who came here from Chicago recently to livo with her mother. She leaves one small child. To Offlce Seekers. from the Chicago Mewi. J Republicans, who iu your crania Possess an office-seeking mania. And hope to pleasant things you're fated When Benny gets inaugurated. You're chance is good if you've been slated By Mr. Quay, of Pennsylvania. SUCH IS FAME. A Western journal alludes to "Mrs. Ame lia Rivers, author of The Virginians.' " The editor of the London Times is said to havo spoken of Grover Ingails, Esq., retiring Vice President of Dakota. Ms. Cleveland is known to the readers of a South American newspaper as General Clevelandos, Governor of Washington. A farmer up in Vermont, having heard much about tho magnates of Wall street, is very anxious to meet Russell Gould and Jay Sage. We believe it was an Australian paper that announced the election of General ex-President Grant to the Mayoralty of New York ptate. The rumor that the Duke of Westminster informed Mr. Russell Lowell that he had long admired the poetry of his brother James Is without foundation. When the Queen of Spain asked Perry Bel mont If he thought Mr. Oliver Wendell Blaine would appoint Levi P.Harrison to a Cabinet office, Mr. Belmont fell in a swoon with laughter. The worst specimen of the fame that over takes a man who is helpless to ward it ofl comes to light in the case of an Englishman who is said to have congratulated Mark Twain upon the exquisite humor in his Burdatte col-. man. WISDOM AND MIRTH. A Royal Arcanum Entertainment Which b a Great Success. The fourth annual reception and entertain ment of Darling Council Np. 888, Royal Ar canum, was held In Cyclorama Hall last even ing. The programme in the early part of the evening was lively and entertaining. Gernert fc Guenthcr's Orchestra was present and fur nished the concert and dancing music. The Alpine Quartet sang some of their choice se lections, and were repeatedly recalled. Mr. John A. Strouse's solo " was excellent. Allot the members were in good voice. Charles V. Lewis gave some of his dialect specialties. A trio consisting of Messrs. John Gernert, violin; C. F. Cooper, 'cello, and Charles Gernert. piano, played a selection. Mr. Gernert's violin solo was a musical treat. Miss Kittie Fullerton is rapidly becoming a favorite elocutionist, and her recitations last evening will only add to her reputation. Her rendition of "Monnale Musk," with the con cluding graceful dance. Is very taking. Miss Mamie Jones pathetically related the misfor tunes of an Inventor's wife. S. U. Trent, Esq., made a short and pleas ant address on "Our Order." His remarks were both witty and wise. At the conclusion of the entertainment dancing was the favorite pastime until an early hour this morning. ARGONAUTS OF 49. An Interesting Variety Entertainment at Central Turner Ball. The members of the Pattern Mdfters' Pro tective and Beneficial Association afforded their guests at Central Turner Hall a very in teresting entertainment last night that will not be forgotten by most of the visitors for some time to come. The first part of the programme contained a dramatic production of the "Argonauts of '49," executed by a first-class amateur company. The play has its scene in the gold diggings of California, and the life of the people in the diggings was very well portrayed by the ama teur actors. The drama is replete with stirring incidents, and the attention of the audience was Undivided throughout the performance. The Manchester Quintet contributed also very largely to the entertainment by rendering a number of very fine songs. At the conclusion ot the dramatic part of the amusement the party indulged in dancinguntil 2 o'clock this morning, the tttelzner Orchestra furnishing the music. MADAME IDA SERVEN Entertains a Select Audience With Elocu tionary Renditions. Madame Ida Serven, a well-known elocution ary lady, appeared last evening in University Hall, on Sixth street, before a select audience to read some of the choicest gems from Long fellow and other poets. From the works of the great American bard she rendered "The Lover's Errand," "King Robert of Sicily," and "OldiSt, David's at Radnor." The lady also sang "The Bridge." by Longfellow: "The Day Is Done," byBalfe, and at the termination of her large and varied programme, a lullaby, "Creep Into Bed, My Baby." The audience appreciated Madame Serven's efforts. She will give two more entertain ments here this week, Thursday and Friday evenings. v A Wllklnsburg Concert. The Wilkinsburg Musical Club, assisted by the Philharmonic Society, gave a concert last night in the public school hall. A very select grogramme of some of the best and most popu ir musical gems was rendered In a very ex cellent manner. Some of the best-known local talent was represented. Mr. G. R. Broadberry acted a3 director of the entertainment. An Evening Reception. The Nordeck Club, of the West End, will give one of their pleasant receptions at the West End Rink this evening. Dancing will be tho chief amusement from 8 to 2 o'clock. About 100 invitations have been issued. The Monongahela Club. The Monongahela Club- gave their fifth and last cotillon of the season in the parlors of the Monongahela House last' evening. About 25 couples were present. A banquet was served by Caterer Wallace. HUMAN FOUNDATIONS. A Strange Notion That Prevails Among tho Asiatic Peoples. A stkajtecj notion prevails in the East regard ing the value of human bodies as foundations for public buildings. The belief Is not con fined either to race, creed or locality. When the last mail left, says the London and China Telegraph, an idea had got abroad among the coolie population that a number ot heads was required in laying tho foundations of some Government works at Singapore; and so there was a general fear of venturing ont after nightfall, lest the adventurer should be pounced on and decapitated. One might have thought the ways of the Singapore Government were better understood. That such ideas should get abroad about the requirements of Government, even in China or Annam, is curi ous enough: but the British Government of the Straits above all others! Yet there it is: the natives had got it into their heads that the Government stood in need of 960 human heads to insure the safe completion of certain public works, and that 430 of the number were stil wanting. A vebt similarpanicoccurredatShanghaiin connection with the building of the Cathedral. The idea got abroad that the Municipal Coun cil wanted a certain number of human bodies to bury beneath the foundation of that edifice; and a general dread of venturing out after nightfall especially of getting past the Cathe dral compound prevailed for weeks, with all kinds of variations and details. A similar notion was said to be at the bottom of the riots which broke out last antumn at Sauh For-, eigners the missionaries for choice were ac cused of wanting children for some mysteri ous purpose; and the mob seized and decapi tated in the public streets nine Korean officials wno were saia to nave ueen parties to Kid naping victims to supply the want, This, however, seems more akin to the curious desire for infantile victims which was charged against missionaries in the famous Honan proclamation that preceded the Tientsin mas sacre. Sometimes children's brains are wanted for medicine; sometimes their eyes are wanted to compound material for photography. A case came to us, however, last autumn, from Calcutta, which is so exactly on all fours with this latest manifestation that it would almost seem the idea had traveled like an epi demic and broke ont afresh in a congenial atmosphere. Four villageis of the Dinagepore district were convicted last September of caus ing the death of two Cabulis and Injuring a third, for the precise reason that they had been kidnaping children to be sacrificed in con nection with the building of a railway bridge over the Mahanuddi. A rumor had got abroad that such proceedings were in contemplation, and when these cabulis came to trade with the villagers they were denounced as kidnapers and mobbed. Two were killed outright, their bodies being flung into the river; while the third, after being severely handled, escaped by hiding himself. FOR PROF. PROCTOR'S WIDOW. Qnoen Victoria Grants Her. a Civil List Pension of 100 a Year. From the Newcastle (Eng.) Chronicle.! The very numerous readers of Mr. Proctor's works will be pleased to hear that his widow, who is now in Florida, has been Informed by telegram that her Majesty, acting ou the recommendation of Mr. "W. H. Smith, in pur suance of a memorial signed by many men of science and others, has been graciously pleased to grant a civil list pension of 100 a year to Mr. Proctor's widow. Among the signatures to the memorial were the names of the Duke of Argyll, the Earl of Crawford, Lord Grimthrope, Prof. Tjrndall. Prof. Huxley, Sir John Lubbock, Sir Henrv Roscoe, Sir L. McCllntock, 8ir Robert Ball, Prof. Plazzl Smythe, Dr. Copeland, Cot onel Tupman, Colonel Hcrscliel, Dr. Huggins, Messrs. Clements Markham. Grant Allen, War ren de la Rue and many others. K0 Bfa OFFICES DESIRED. Tho Colored People Want an Equal Chance for minor Appointments. Baltuiobe, February 26. A number of prominent colored men from Maryland, Vir ginia and the District of Columbia, met In this city to-day and issued a call for a conference of colored Republicans to be held In Washing ton March 15. They hope to have representa tives from every Southern State, and say the object of the conference is to urge upon the incoming administration tho necessity for the adoption of a conservative policy in the treat ment of the race problem. Tho signers of the call say they will not insist on the appointment of colored men to im portant omces,but will urge that they be recog nized as citizens and be placed on an equal footing with white applicants for minor ap pointments under the Government. CURIOUS C0SDEHSATI0SS? Damascus has 150,000 inhabltanta and neither gas nor street cars. " Women have got 65 per cent of , the 329- 000 divorces granted In theUnlted States la the past 20 years. In Paso del Norte, Mexico, they have inaugurated a series of Sunday bull fights to raise money with which to purchase a town clock. Dentists in Cedar "Falls, lows, are like ly to have an opportunity to go fisbteg. An Indian "doctor" visited the town, and during s few days' stay extracted nearly 1,000 teeth. The results just published of the census taken on December 1, 1888, show the popula tion of Switzerland at that time to have been 2.931,057, an increase of mors than 100,060 since 1880. A California paper remarks that it's likely, if Santa Cruz gets a new jail, "the pres ent practice of the prisoners climbing out and going down town to find the Sheriff when they want him will probably be discontinued. A dog at Fosters' Meadows, L.-L, after being absent from home five days, was found with another dog; which was almost frozen to death, on the step of his master's home. Ha had dragged the dog from some unknown place and saved its life. v The meanest man in the world is nosed Brown, and be lives at Moberly, Mo. He sold bis neighbor Jones a half interest in a cow and , then refused to divido the milk, maintaining that Jones owned the front half of the cow. The cow recently hooked Brown, and now he is suing Jones for damages. A gentleman was arrested in New York a day or two ago for assault. His defense was that he had merely defended himself from an assailant who had threatened to kick a lung out of him. "As I ain't got but one lung." ha further explained. I ups and hits him In the rib." On this showing the rib-hitter very properly was discharged. "Memory hoops" are the latest fad in Kansas City. A memory hoop is about 10 inches la diameter and will hold from 30 to 40 bows or knots. And the thing for the male friends of a young lady to do is to give her a handsome piece of colored silk, which she ties on the hoop. The girl who covers the most hoops In this way is considered the reigning belle. Dr. J. M. Edmunds, in a paper in a dental monthly, advocates the Implanting metalic roots in the jaw, and the building of artificial teeth upon them. He believes that this method opens new possibilities for den tistry. By planting two metalic capsules in the rear ot the jaw and two in the forward portion, he thinks it practical to lay a founda tion for a complete set of permanent teeth. The United States pays S90O-.00O a year for its -weather service. Great Britain 80,000, Germany $56,000. Russia (65,000, Austria 510,000, Switzerland 6,000, France $60,000. And, though no European nation attempts to do as much as we do, or takes general observations more than once a day, the percentage of verification of predictions is rising there, which is hardly the case in this country. Our weather service, with its great cost and thorough organization, ought to be the best In the world. The small legacies which "William Parker, of Keokuk, Iowa, left to his seven children have just been explained by the large bequests he made to another family of eight children he had in another county. How he carried on his dual life so long without de tection puzzles both sets of children. Among other eccentricities he once changed from a 53-a-week boarding house to a 82 50 one: he would walk 20 miles to save! carfare, and at the age of 76 he began courting the girls. Elias Hafsas, of St. Paul, went to an asylum after a severe illness, thinking he might be a little crazy. The doctors thought so, too, and kept him until his saussage busi ness was ruined and his wife took up with an other butcher, whom his little daughter was taught to call "papa." When at last he con' vinced the doctors he was not crazy any more be tried to straighten the domestic tangle with a re volver, and no w he is in(a fair way of going back teUbe asylum, while all the others con cerned are happy. The following are the latest statistics concerning Niagara Falls: The outline of tha American Falls is about 1,000 feet, and the height about 165 feet. The descent in the , feet to the half mile. The outline of tha Horseshoe Fall is about 2,000 feet, the height about 158 feet, and the descent in the rapid above about 55 feet to three-quarters of a mile. The volume of water passing over both falls 13 about 15,000,000 cubic feet per minute, or about one cubic mile per week, or 64 cubic miles per year. A short time ago H- Herman, of New York City, sent an agent to Scottsburg, IniL, to purchase a large white oak tree, which measured 27 feet in circumference. He paid S75 for it, and at once set to work to get out as large a board as possible. The tree was ripped up by means of a crosscut saw, and Friday a board 10 inches thick, S feet 2K inches wide at butt, and 5 feet wide at top, and 32 feet long was hauled to the depot and loaded on a flat car. It required two yoke of oxen and eight horses a whole day to move it ono IK miles on a broad tread wagon. The board will be shipped to New York. At Tientsin, China, two neighbors, who had been on the most intimate terms, had a lit tle spat, and afterward one of them, Mrs. Wang, threatened to commit suicide. The Shih J?ao which has the curious story, tells of what followed in thl3 manner: Mrs. Feng, upon hearing of this threat, and fearing lest sha should be helplessly implicatedr should her ene my carry her threat into execution, resolved at once to take time by the forelock and steal a march upon her enemy by taking her own life, and thus turn the tables upon her. She ac cordingly threw herself into a deep ditch with the Intention of drowning herself. Fortu nately a countryman who was passing by res cued her, and, taking her back to her home, at tempted to affect a reconciliation, with but partially successful results. REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER. In the lire of the poet, the work of tha winter is often followed by a spring ldyL Itisn't always safe to trust maxims. Practice doesn't make a physician perfect. Some persons kick at the salaries they get. Ballet girls havetto kick before the get them. The man who "swears off" is gloomy for a while, bat It Isn't long before he begins to mll again. Why is the optimist so glum? Why Is It the reformer frets? The girls Insist on chewing gum. The boys on smoking cigarettes. "The rich have few" trials," says a writer. This Is true. And they won't hare them if they can help It. When the cashier of a bank, for In stance, makes himself suddenly rich, he goes to Canada to avoid trials. THE BlEri) GOD. Love's blind during courtship and thus ha should be In marriage, and quarrels would cease; Tor after the honeymoon's past lie can see ' A great deal too much for his peace. A Gentle Hint. "If you don't want me to know where you've been, Harry, when you come home this way, " said a wife to her late and -somewhat demoralized husband, "you haa better run upstairs when you are coming to bed." "Why sho, 'm deari" "Because by running upstairs you will lose your breath." WOXA3T. "Oh, woman, in our hours of ease j Uncertain, coy and hard to please 1 And vanaDie as tne snaae ', By the light, quivering aspen made,, "When a new hat to deck your brow , You want, or sealskin Jacket, how jg Attentive to our wants art thou I -,$ True Felioitr. "You are late, George, dear; It is past 12 o'clock," ssld the wife sh9 helped her husband off with his overcoat."" "Yesh, darling, 1 was-hte-detalied at "Jj? "Oh, never mind any apologies, dear;Tl know something important must have detained you, or you would have been home earlier. ' ' .J THE QUEST 13 ON EVIBY TOSOTC As you pass up the street, ffiL, Thinking perhaps 'of the bills you are pwligi Each friend that you meet sSBRS Halts and salutes you wltn: "wen, arejyoa gotugl" "Coin where?" too demand, .-JB And the answer that's given by each ana by all Is: "Going! Uoodlandl -"Hwi Why gqlng of course to th Inaueuralbsn, WHAT THET ITXUi TZXLCS.-'Jjj li A. large crop oi ics u uccu awreu,, But the iceman wm say uy sua oy The winter was open and so- ' ft The price will next summer be hlgM When the winter Is cold from ttefaU To the spring, and thick Is the Ice,": Tls harder to cut than when. It is thla And this, too. Increases the price.,., . . .... , SO UK8 Ii nuvroYcr wn will, Still played Is tha annual game: The crop may ba large or be small.- The public Is sktaned all tfee same Jilt Horn tut MoHen Si ' - HjnBHK sC - ki rtiliVl7-:li(--iav,'aiig--'v-atiij. '