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J T SECOND PART. I j THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH jta J ' - SUi tEr- PAGES 9 TO MILLIONS IN YIEW, Which Onk Require of North Amer ica to Reach After Them. ttHAT VENEZUELA HAY DO FOR US. Eoutb. America Wants Our Profitable Pro ducts Brought, BUI' WILL NOT COME HEEE TOE THEM Probably no single section of North America is more directly interested in de veloping and encouraging trade relations with the Sonth American countries than that of Pittsc-urg. Here are the recognized headquarters on this continent not only for iron, steel and many of their products, glass and other commodities in universal demand, but for numerous articles of commerce and manufacture which could not, from any other great manufacturing center, so readily reach South American markets, almost un cxceptionally without breaking bulk, as via the continuens waterway already at hand for a large part of the year between Pitts burg and the South, and soon, undoubtedly, to be rendered navigable all the year round except in midwinter. For these reasons, among many others, Pittsburgers will find instructive, profitable I and congenial suggestions in the following 1 special article from the New York JJoois and Shoes Keenly, which is introduced with the proposition that to ship only $100 worth of shoes from New York to St. Thomas at present costs "more time, worriment and effort than would be involved in shipping 85,000 worth to San Francisco:" HOW VENEZUELA "WOULD PAT. Venezuela is a country which tho United Etates should cultivate. Our products are In demand there. Every year we increase our exports in that direction. We oughtto monopo lize the patronage of the 2,000,000 souls in Venezuela so far as imports into that country are concerned. What is the reason why we do not? Men who have given but superficial study to tnis question win proDaoiy reply: "There are several reasons." But there is but ono reason. It is because the United States has no regular means of communication with the Venezuelan ports, while England has. A merchant of Lanayra wishes to buy some foreign goods. He reasons thus: "I will send my order to England because I know that the steamer which leaves LaEuayra on a certain date i ill be in Southampton by a certain date, and leave there on schedule time so as to again be in this port on a certain date." Suggest to that merchant that he can buy cheaper in New York and he replies' "Yes, but If I order from England I know to a certainty when I will get niv goods. If I send to New York, the cood Lord only knows when the goods will reach tat" We are tlmusauds of miles nearer the market than our competitors, but in point of transpor tation facilities we aro almost a century be hind England, Germany and France. .Mr. Bliss, of the shipping firm mentioned, Is a man who has civen many years of careful in vestigation to the subjects here considered. Uo has conecteu statistics ana prepared some hichly interesting papers dealinc with tho de velopment oi our trade witn southern coun tries. Mr Bliss, speaking to a representative of this journal, said: "Europe has for years been practically nearer the South American Republics than we are. Our position on this matter of Southern trade CA1T BE ILLUSTKATED in this way: We have been like a drygoods house which we will suppose is located upon West Fiftj -third street or in any nice quiet part of the city. The proprietor has a magnifi cent stock; he is prepared to sell goods cheaper than any other dealer. He doesn't advertise .Slakes no effort to market his merchandiscbut lolls back In his Bolt-cushioned revolving chair and says: 0. I've got the best and the lowest-priced goods, but if anybody wants to buy let them hunt me up and come after them.' "This might do if foreign merchants and manufacturers pursued tho same policy, but it has long been notorious that they do not. Tho fatal policy of indifference has characterized the United States long enough." "Is it understood by the merchants and tradere of Lagnayra that the United States can sell coods cheaper than England can?" "Yes," replied Mr. Bliss, "very Generally. But they want their merchandise on time, and they know that we have no adequate facilities for filling their orders promptly. The strangest phase of this subject, however, Is the position held by certain nublic men and lAiilntnr Congressmen who should be ashamed to risk their reputation on a false statement, declare that we must not expect to sell to South Amer ica because we do not buy from these countries. Nothing can be further from the truth. Wo do sell to tho countries south of us, but it is only a small proportion or what we buy from them. Even Senator Beck, in a prepared speech in Concress, insisted that we could not expect trade with our Southern neighbors, becauso we did not patronize them. 1 insist that figures prove conclusively that the distinguished Sen ator is wrong. For the year ending June 30. 1887, w e imported from Brazil coffee for which we paid 552,95376. During tho same period the aggregate sales of goods by our merchants and manufacturers to Brazil was S,BS7,123L In other words, we bought six and one-half times more than we sold. DISPOSED TO BECIPEOCITT. "Therefore I hold that in view of tho facts it is the height of absurdity to claim that the countries south of us are not disposed to recip rocity of traae. Personally I belie ve the coming congress to be held in this country and to be Composed of representatives of tho South American republics, will result in much practi cal good. Mr. Curtis is the rjght man to manage It, ana the representatives of this country wno will participate are quite generally practical men. Y o must cet our Southern friends to visit us to soe for themselves what kind of folks we aro and what our facilities are for serving them. Tho congress will be a decided advance in the right direction. 'One other point: By all means let us make for the bouth American countries exactly the kinds of goods which they want. No matter if they insist on having thejpoorcst and what we consider the flimsiest. Fill their orders and after we have gained their confidence it will be time to talk them into buying something bet ter, which they will assuredly find to be the cheapest tn the end. Take tho matter of shoes. In many of the countries whose patron age we want the people do not wear a new pair ot shoes longer than a month or six weeks. The quality and make of the shoe is so inferior that it will not stand longer wear. For a light, ornamental but unserviceable shoo they will pay to France, let us suppose, from $1 60 to $2 In cold. After Rix weeks of wear it Is thrown aside and a new pair purchased. Shoe man ufactnrers in the United States can turn out just as handsome a shoe and can use a quality of leather which will outwear two or three pairs of the article made in Franco or Ger many. But berore you can secure the custom of tho Sonth Americans you must make prac tical demonstration of that fact. The most certain, way to get an opportunity to do this is to make them a shoe exactly as they want it. First demonstrate to them that no can make as good a shoe as do the factories of England, Germany and France. That will bo a great point gained. Then you will bo tn shape to convince them that yon have something better than they have been getting from tho countries from which they have bought forgencrations." AK AMERICAN'S STUBBORNNESS. Said another gentleman In the same office: "I have in mind an American gentleman who does business not a thousand miles from Now York. He is known all over the world as a car builder. To him went a gentleman who has unent years in South America and said; M , a company has been formed in to build aline of street cars. The capital required has all been subscribed and they have-asked me to Come to yonind ask jou to build the cars tbey require.' When the great builder ascertained that the South American company wanted cars with top seats he exclaimed- -Nonsense! Why, that' old style: I build a much better car now for less money.' "In short, he Tefnsed to take the contract. His visitor met his refusal in this fashion: You go ahead and give these people precisely what they want. It will lead to something bet ter In the future. They wish to patronize this country; they know what they want; suppose it Is not the best in its line; they want it, and shall trade be driven away fiom this country just because you are pic-ueaucu auuui iuc maiierr' The cars were made for the South American Company. When they were shipped one rar was sent down on trial which was what the builder wanted to supply them with In the first place. Mark the result: To-day the old style, top-seat cars are not to be found on the road in question; tbey were sold to another company In the interior. ' "Call It subsfdyor what you will," continued JtrrBUee, "1 am in favor of doing something to establish and maintain regular steam com ruunication with all the Bouth American ports France, Germany and England have 'mail pay lines. YEKY PEItTIKEifT QUESTIONS. "Do those countries endeavor to squander money needlessly? Are they disposed to give away without substantial return tho moneys raised by taxation? No. Sound commercial policy is the consideration that prompts Gov ernmental aid in every Instance. See how Germany is reaching Into China. There is, I know, an idealistic sentimeut In this country against subsidies, but the enst of establishing steam mail and freight routes with ports south of us is so small in comparison with what the results would be that it is absurd to discuss It. Trade with Venezuela is increasing. The Red "D" lino employs six vessels, which have been specially built for the trade and which also hao superior accommodations for pas sengers. The next departure from this port will he on Aucust SI. The steamer Philadel phia leaving New York on that date, will t0uch at Curacoa (famed forus goat and kid stin) on September 7. It will arrive at Puerto Ca bello on September 9, and at Lagnayra two days later. Returning, it will leavo LajruayTa on September 16 and arrive in New York on the 2Tth of the same month. The uteanishln Mara caibo alo belonging toBoulton, Bliss fc Hallett, plies between Curacoa and Maracaibo, con suming seven days in the round trip. The Ian s in Venezuela are remarkably strict concerning imports. The shoe manufacturer mentioned in the introductory paragraph of this article, would havo been confronted with additional complications if be had essayed to i-end his goods to Lagnayra rather than to St. Thomas. COLOEED DEMOCRATS. Blectlnc of the Executive Committee In Hnr risliurg Dcmnnd for Grcnter Recog nltionln Offices Tariff Reform In dorsed Election of Officers. rf PKCIAl. T1CLKORAM TO TBI DIBPATCTM Haerisbueo, September 13. The Dem ocratic Executive Committee of the Colored State League met in this city to-day and elected B. G. Still, of Philadelphia, Presi dent; Walter S. Brown, of Pittsburg, Treas urer, and William Still, of Beading, Secre tary. The committee prepared an address for the "consideration of thinking colored men of Pennsylvania." The address sets forth that the negroes have been faithful to the Bepublican darty since they were given the right of franchise, almost to a man, and have never been accorded the rejogni tion due them as faithful and loyal parti sans. Thev had been hoodwinked, and cajoled, and filled with promises, and had seen others reap the reward of their labors when the campaign was over. A look into Pennsylvania's legislative halls would never indicate that Pennsylvania contained over 100,000 negroes whose loyalty to the party was undeniable. The address then asserts that the intelligence of the negroes is beginning to assert itself, and that many have renounced the Bepublican party, which has quadrennially posed as the negro's friend The complaint is made that the doors of workshops are owned and con trolled chiefly by Republicans have been tightlv barred acainst the colored people. and thrown open to a class of foreigners who don't become citizens. The sixth plank of the Democratic plat form, which holds the Bepublican party re sponsible lor the failure to pass any law for the relief of manual labor, is warmly in dorsed. The position of the Democratic party on the tariff question is also ap proved. "We are the consumers, hence pay the tariff," says the address, '-and yet are debarred from the average field of labor, and we consider it an insult to our citizenship for any party to ask us to support a measure favorable to a class who ignore and deny us our God-given right and privilege to earn our bread by the sweat of our brow." The Southern negroes are admonished to ally themselves with the Democratic party as the Bepnblicans have failed to give them the protection guaranteed by the Constitu tion. It is claimed that under President Cleveland the condition of the negroes in the South was better than it is to-day. These people are asked to "cease to be dead martyrs and become living exponents of a truly new South." The address closes thus: "Do not vote from mere sentiment, sometimes termed gratitude, but cast your ballot with a view to the best interest of your lace." The colored league met in the rooms of the Democratic State Committee. SWALLOWED HER TEETH. A Beading Lady Dies From Getting a Pinto in Her Windpipe. ISPECTAL TELEGRA1I TO TBI DISPATCH.1 Beading, September 13. Mrs. Prances Dunsford, aged 32, wife of George H. Duns ford, was carried out of the Academy of Music on Tuesday night in an unconscious condition. She had been laughing inor dinately at the play of "The Old Home stead," when suddenly she fainted and fell back iu her chair. The lady was removed to her home in an urcouscious condition. It was not known exactly what cansed her affliction. Her lalse teeth were missing, and it was apprehended that she might have swallowed them. The doctors failed to lo cate any obstruction, and the lady lingered in agony until this morning, when she died. A post mortem this afternoon located the missing teeth securely lodged in her wind pipe. There were two teeth fastened to a silver plate. Mr. Dunsford until recently lived at Franklin, near Newark, N. J., and moved here to take the snperintendency of the Beading Paper Mill Company. AN OPEN RIVER AGAIN. Tho Channel Span of the Pnnlmndlc Brldco nt Stenbenville Finished. To-day the superstructure of the channel span of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Bailway bridge over the Ohio river at Stcubcnville will be finished and the false work removed, leaving the channel clear for steamboats. The growth of traffic on the Panhandle Bailway necessitated a double track, and it had been laid from Pittsburg to Wheeling Junction and from Steubenville to Mingo all double, except that on the bridge on the eastern end of the line. The building of the bridge was a big undertaking, and it was not aided by Pitts burg coal men, who once pushed their craft through the lalse work and cleaned it out as effectually as would a cyclone. The bridge has seven open spans, each 231 feet long, and a channel span 312 feet long, making the space between abutments 1,936 feet. THAT INCLINE PARK. Tho Superintendent Didn't Caro Much to Talk About It. An interview was yesterday obtained with the Superintendent of theMount Oliver Incline about the public park which, it is rumored, the incline company intend to purchase and plant. "The project wonld without the least doubt pav the company and pay them well, too," said the Superintendent. "The park would be a nearer picnicking place than Silver Lake Grove, and crowds would visit it." "Has the company any serious intention of purchasing the ground spoken of?" At this question the Superintendent be came anything but loquacious. At last he said: "Well.no such idea will be enter tained this year anyhow. Next January will be time enough to think about the pur- tuaK, ii lucre is iu ue any. x tninK it likely that the company may do as has been sug gested." A MUSICAL W0XDER. ? teaches a mortal to play such strains at please H'ffiO'to'but are loo'muchfor mortals. Ernest MeinricM uory in to-morrovft Dispatch. PITTSBURG, NEW ENGLAND INNS. Reminiscences of Some of the Fa mous Old Hostelries, WHEREIN HISTORY WAS MADE. Longfellow's Description of the Bed Horse Inn Covers Many a STABTER FOE AN AMERICAN HOTEL ICOHRESPONDENCE Or THX DISPATCH . Quebec, P. Q., September 6. I have often wondered why the many old innsof New England have not received the same attention from American novelists that were given those of old England by Scott, Dickens and Thackeray. Some of the ten dcrest memories cling about them. They are rich in that sweet and unctuous life of the remote stage-coaching, days, so rapidly being forgotten. The grand and sturdy half Puritan aristocracy of yore still gives their crouching forms a certain stately air and flavor. And much American history is written beneath the cobwebs of their faded ceilings and crumbling walls. One visits them to-day and longs for some great brained American to come and throw aside the creaking shatters that the sun of genius may flood in upon their dingy rooms until it shall j-evive and preserve for Ameri cans a tithe of the real romance every one possesses. But oca of all these- old New England inns has been truly and properly preserved in literature. That one least of all deserved it for its inherent value to the writer, or proper place as a relic of American social antiquity. That the true and tender meas ure of the master-singer, Longfellow, gave this one ramshackle old roadside tavern such universal American recognition is best proot how half a hundred of its hale. rugged fellows could be given literary res toration which would end in preserving them as loved shrines in travel, and still richer Meccas in mind and heart. OLD' SUDBURY INN. For who, though he has never seen it, does not know old Sudbury Inn, the Bed Horse "Wayside Inn" of Longfellow's most colorful and tuneful creation? But a week ago it stood there in the first autumn days, just as in years agone, A kind of old H obgoblin Hall, Now somewhat fallen to decay, With weather stains upon the wall. And stairways worn, and crazy doors, And creaking and uneven floors. And chimneys huge, and tiled and tall. Deep silence reigned, save where a gnst Went rushing down the country road. And skeletons of leaves, and dust, A moment quickened by its breath, bhudaered and danced their dance of death, And thmnrrh th fLnnlnnt nnlr, n'.phA.fi Mysterious voices moaned and fled. Get down your "Longfellow," and read uveruii iuui sweet preiuae to "Males 01 a Wayside Inn." Then close your eyes and you will see in thought old Sudbury tavern just as you would find it, if you came a thousand miles to see it, while yoa thank heaven for that one American man who had both the patriotism and genius to paint American pictures for endless keeping. ' WONDERPUIi CIDER FLIPS. Two famous old Npw1 England inns, re cently destroyed by fii e, and worthy to be recalled, were the Hyde Tavern, of Revolu tionary fame, near Norwich, Conn., and the historic inn known as the Oxford House, at Fryeburg, Me. The former was burned in March of last year, and the latter, just a month earlier. Hyde Tavern was one of the most ancient and famous resorts in New England, situated on the old post road to Hartford, the road over which Lafayette and his army passed; and in this old hos telry Lafayette and his officers diued dur ing the Bevolutionary War. It was a typical old-fashioned New England tavern, with a large green in front, surronnded by gigantic elms, many of which were 100 feet high. The straggling, one-story structure had a low, sway-back, moss-covered roof with huge eaves covering and projecting over a wide veranda, extending the whole length of the inn. Washington and his officers, recognizing its antiquity and fame, shortly after the Bevolution visited the noble old tavern, and ate, drank, danced, and held high car nival within it. But the greatest fame en joyed by the ancient hostelry was for its wonderful cider "flips'." Every cood fellow of olden and modern times irom Boston to Albany, and from New York City to the White Mountains, knew of, or was able to boast of having partaken of, these. An iron rod nearly three feet long was heated to a white heat in the glowing coals of the fire place, the latter so large that a whole bul lock could have been "barbecued" within it, and then plunged in flagons of cider and drank off while still spattering and sizzling from the heat. PRIDE OF NEW ENGLAND. The old Oxford House at Fryeburg. Me., was a huge rambling affair, big as a church, covered with dormer windows, fronted with huge two-Btory verandas, surrounded by mammoth trees, and provided with number less nooks, crannies, cupboards and delight ful corners; in lact, a labarynth of quaint ness and repose. It was the ancient great stage-coach resort between Portland and the White Mountains, and its wondrous good cheer and bounteousness, as well as its re markable housekeeper, Molly Brewster, a direct descendent of Elder Brewster, of the Mayflower, were the pride and boast of all Northern New England. Freyburg folk, however, set the greatest store by the fact that the old Oxford House was once the home of Daniel Webster. Just 87 years ago Webster became a principal of the little Freyburg Academy, his stipend permitting him to board, and in some de gree of state, lor those times, at the then ancient Oxford House. History is silent on the subject, but "Webster's room at the tav ern was so frequently perva'ded with the lascinating odor of New .England rum, that many other men of great brain and paunch were attracted thither: and village Icends have it that many a saturnalia was "held within its barred windows and doors. OLDEST BUILDING EXTANT. In Springfield, Mass., are still standing some very ancient New England inns, and if I mistake not, one of these is the oldest American building now extant originally built for a public house. This old relic at the corner of Dwieht and Sanford streets, is now in the neighborhood of structures nearly as woebegone as itself, but still serves the general public as a laundry. Just 224 years ago the court licensed Nathaniel Ely to keep an "ordinary,'' or "a house for common cntertaynment, also for selling wines and strong "liquors," and at the same time released him from "travninir in Town so long as he continues to keep ye ordinary.' A once famous hostelry, the Parsons Tavern, of Springfield, though now in dis grace and dilapidation, is still a picturesque example of colonial architecture. It once stood in pride and glory over against Court Square; and James Monroe early in his Presidency honored it as a guest. In those days, and for half a century before, the famous attractions of Parsons Tavern were in that it stood in full view of Springfield's whipping-post, and that its "flip" irons were nearlv as long and hnge, and its "cider-flips' Quite as enthralling ng thrum of the noted Hyde Tavern at Norwich. There are two very old New England inns to which I make pilgrimages almost an nually. One I visit because it does an American good to olten see the snot whoro on that shining olden day of April 19, 1776, 1 was fired the shot heard round the world; and the other, because one there gets tender- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1889. ly close to the spirit of the real Hawthorne where were the cradling of his true selt and the nurturing of his actual genius. ALCOTT AND EMERSON. The first is the famous Wright's Tavern, J at concord. The little, low, bleak, turn Die down structure, though in existence half a century before monarchy went out and the Benublic came in. is still the onlv public house of the city which gave the world tbeJ philosophies of Alcott and .Emerson, anew early homes, as well as that of Hawthorne, can be seen from the windows. The second one of these inns no one seems to know. It is the old Smith Tavern at Baymond Village, Maine. Quaint and sweet and prim, it is a wayside inn to-day just as it was long before' the- Bevolution, and inst as it stood, when for eitrht years, 'while "Nat Hathorn" lived at lovely, idyl- no uingiey's, tne numan youth that ne was daily prowled about the old tavern awaiting the arrival ot the Portland stage, and then, on the box with gaunt old Eliakim Max field, the driver, with stage horn awoke the echoes through the murmnring pines over the quiet and shadowy road all the way (o Badaux's Mill. ' Innumerable poems, comedies, tragedies and romances could be written of the ancient hostelries of Boston. In these and all other New England inns of the pre-Bepublic era the habitues were no less than gentlemen who moved about in their bag-wigs, cocked hats and small swords, such as we occasion ally get a glimpse of nowadays in good old English comedy. THE GREEN DRAGON. The most noted of them all was the Green Dragon, in Union street. Probably the an cient Marlboro was the most famous coach ing station and staging headquarters. It was a vast house with lofty and spacious rooms, with wondrous balusters, wainscotting and French oval mirrors, and a huge yard with vasty depths of stables behind. Then there was Cromwell's Head Tavern, on School street, near "Washington, dating back to 1751, where Lieutenant Colonel George Washing ton lodged in 17BC when on a mission to Governor Shirley. Of a later time was the old "Ben Franklin" in Morton Place, with its famous English Boniface, Thomas Mor gan, where Couidock, Junius Brutus Booth, the younger, John Brougham and Daven- t"iuiUiiiiu nucrc various legal ana lit erary lights knew their happiest hours in Boston. There is still standing, I believe, in Corn court, another noted old-time hos telry, on whose site it is said the first house of enteitainnient ever built in Boston once stood. In its later delapidated days it has been called ihe Hancock House. But little over 100 years ago it wa3 known as the Brasier Inn. In 1793 it housed for quite a period the most brilliant and unscrupulous intellectual rake Europe ever produced. That one was Talleyrand. It was in the Brasier Inn that he conjured those epistles of diplomatio flattery which finally gave him privilege to return to France and to his Blimily dark career of intrigue and Mephis tophelian triumph. CHANCE FOR A NOVELIST, Delicious indeed would be that well-told tale which would construct a vigorous American novel around any one of those extinct old Boston hostelries of the colonial and Bevolutionary periods, "The Blue Anchor," the "Ship Tavern," or "Noah's Ark," "The Lion," the "Lamb Tavern," which was the original of the old Adams House of the present day, "The White Horse," "The Golden Candlestick." "The Elephant Tavern," "The Star Tavern," "The Key," "The Bunch of Grapes," or even at the "Bestorator," opened in 1793 by the famous French cook, Jean Bapiiste Julieo, who originated the now universally noted JuITerine soup. Then thereTwefe the equally famous provincial inns, like the old Wolfe Tavern of Newburyport, whose olden sign now creaks in front of its modern successor, the Merrimac House; the ancient hostelry at lovely Bidge field, Connecticut, in whose worm-eaten sides the celebrated cannon ball is still Im bedded, a savaee relic of the fight with the British troops that day in theBevolntionary War when General Wooster fell; on the road from Springfield to Boston the Five Mile House, the Ten Mile House, the old Sedgwick at Shearer's corner, and that nest of rest, the old Frink Tavern at Palmertown still standing, where the redoubtable cook "Betty" Hatch became as tamous for her tempting and inimitable food as ever did Jullen in Boston; the old Eagle Coffee House, of Concord, N. H., where tEe annual stage drivers' bails were the events of Northern New England, and the still more ancient Columbian Hotel of the same place, where was born United States Senator William E. Chandler, whose father was once the Columbian s landlord. WHERE HISTORY -WAS MADE. But there was a host of hem. There were hundreds upon hundreds of city hostel ries and wayside inns in which much ot the history of our country was formulated, and whose olden guests and activities nursed the later grand development of hall a conti nent Looking much backward is not good; and our later-day strifes and lives present in finite excellence above those of tne dim old days. But what old England was in mother hood to New England, the latter has been to all our fair land; and it is a sweet and kindly thing to hold with prizing to the memory mosses of these quaint old enter tainment manses of the New England city street and leafy country road. Edgar L. Wakeman. A MIMiESOTA SENSATION. Two rromlnent Citizens Arrested for Im proper Use of tho Mali. St. Paul, September 13. The little town of Kasson, Dodge county, was thrown into a state of wild excitement yesterday over the arrest of August F. Anderson and H. D. Austin, two of its most prominent citizens. The arrest was made by Deputy Marshal "Jack" Campbell, who brought the'prison crs to St. Paul. The charge against Messrs. Anderson and Austin is violation of the postal laws by sending improper letters through the mails. For some time past a number of highly respected ladies and gentlemen in Kassou have been receiving anonymous letters through the mail. These letters attacked the characters of the pjrties addressed. It is said that Austin has admitted that he wrote some of the letters, and strong evi dence against Anderson has been brought to light. ONE MAL EFFORT. Two Camp Meetings to be Held to Ualse Aloncy far Flemon'n Defense. There is to be a last attempt to raise money sufficient to pay for Flemon's defense. Two big camp meetings are to be held for this purpose, one to-morrow, the other on the 22d instant The locality of the meetings will be McKee's Grove and Wilkinsburg. Bev. Cresar A. Taylor, who lately delivered a lecture on racial characteristics in Alle gheny, will deliver next Sundayasomewhat original discourse on "Death in the Pot." The oration is said to forcibly recall itider Haggard. Bev. E. F. Flemon himself will preach, and Bt. Bev. S. T. Jones, Bishop of the A. M.'E. Church, will also treat the audience to a discourse. Bevs. I. Holliday and C. W. Clinton, as well as the far-famed Broad ax Smith, will likewise take part in the ex ercises. The committee expect to clear a good deal of gate money. Dissolved Partnership. The firm of Howard & Long, city con tractors, dissolved partnership yesterday, and the latter assigned over all interest in city contracts to his late partner at the Con troller's office yesterday afternoon. dUEEXS IN EXILE. Ze?ecZZ teillintercst all readers of Tub Dispatch to morrow Willi an article under Jhu head. t, , ALL ABOUT MARRYING Should Local Preachers he Granted the Sacred Authority? PRIMITIVE DOMINIES DISCUSS IT. No Drinking or the Sale of Intoxicants Will la Permitted. THE ARTICLES OP FAITH PRESENTED Tho. consideration of the rules of disci pline was continued at the General Confer ence of the Primitive Methodists in the" Holmes Street Church yesterday. The most important subject that came up was a rule allowing local preachers to marry people, They have never had this power, and the rule was -opposed by many members of th conference. Bev. Bateman thought it sacrilegious to say that a man who has been called to the ministry hall not have the power to perform all of the ministerial functions as given in the New Testament. Bev. McGreaham thought that such a rule, if adopted, would destroy the bond of the ministry ordination. Before the discussion on the subject be came heated it was referred to a committee, composed of Bevs. Bateman, Humphries and McGreaham, for modification: me time of the afternoon session was taken up by the consideration of the rules governing missionary regulations. No im portant changes were made from the rules now iu force. The principal points passed upon and adopted thus far by the conference are as fol lows:First. ThePrimitive Methodist Church is a community of Protestant Christians united for mutual help in the perfection of Christian character; for promoting vital Christianity in the earth and aiding in ex tending the kingdom of Christ throughout the world. THE BIBLE AS A RULE OF FAITH. Second We take the Bible as the only true rule of faith and practice, as being the inspired word of God, and hold its declara tions final, and that it teaches the following doctrines: The existence of a true God, viz: Father, Son and Holy Ghost; the divinity of Jesus Christ; the holiness of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; the fall of man; the redemption of the race by our Lord Jesus Christ; the necessity of repentance, in cluding godly sorrow for sin and reforma tion of life; the sanctification by faith of all who repent; regeneration witnessed by the Holy Spirit; sanctification by the Holy Spirit producing holiness of heart and life; the resurrection of the dead, and conscious future existence of all men; the general judgment and eternal rewards and punish ments. All men have equal rights to pri vate judgment in matters of religion, but no one is allowed to teach or hold doctrines in our church contrary to those above named. Ithas been determined to subject the ministers at each annual conference to an examination of character, religious teach ing, mental and physical capacity and the general success of his work. AQAINSXCHE USE,OF LIQUORS. TheruieF'governing members of the church were amended so as to prohibit the use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, as well as the bnying, selling or leasing nron- erty for the sale of intoxicants, or indorsing applicants for license. The following resolution was adopted: Be lieving, as we do, that growth in grace is greatly promoted by attendance on class, we earnestly and affectionately request our members to at tend as often as possible. The powers of the annnal conferences were restricted to administrative functions, and their legislative powers were transferred to the General Conference. The basis of representation to the annual conferences was made one lay delegate for each station having 100 members orless, and for each additional 100 or half thereof one additional delegate. The conference will adjourn at noon to dajr and the delegates will spend the re mainder of the day in a steamboat ride and a visit to the Exposition. The members of the Conference will occu py the following pulpits to-morrow: St. Paul's M. E. Church, Liberty avenue and Cedar street, morning, Kev. A. Humphries, of Tamaqua; evening, Kev. E. Humphries, of Brooklyn, Manager of the Primitive Methodist Publishing House and associate editor of the Mecord and Messenger. Mlllvale M. E. Church, morning. Bey. E. Humphries; evening, Bev. S. B. Uhubb, of Wilkesbarre. Fortieth Street M. E. Church, evening, Bev. J. Ralph, of Plattosville. Wis. AlcCandlcss Street M. E. Church, moraine, F. 11. Bateman, of Lowell, Mass.: evenlne. Rev. J. Hardcastle, of Dodgeville, Wis. Forty-third Street Presbyterian Church, morning, Bev. H. J. C. Bond, of Mineral Point, Wis., associate editor of the Record and Mes senger; evening, Bev. J. A. Mcareaham. M.A.. of Brooklyn, N. Y. CONCESSIONS GRANTED. A New Schedule Wns Givcu tho Men on the Citizens' Traction Itoad. The employes of the Citizens' Traction Company did not attain the object they re cently agitated, viz.: The payment of extra money for extra trips, but they nevertheless gained an important concession frem the company. Sinco the road was put in operation the running schedule has been so constructed that many of the men were unable to get in more than one or two trips per diem, the re sulting compensation being very small, as a matter of course. This matter was the burden of the song they recently sang, and the men held their position against an uneven schednle with great tenacity. At one time i strike was threatened, but wiser heads among the workmen represented that there are around and about Pittsburg enough gnpmen to min six cable lines. A great number of changes have taken effect within a year or so, and the ex-gripmen would be only too happy to find places created for them by a strike; so none took place. The company, however, met the men half way and obviated further trouble br adopt ing the same schedule as that used by the Fifth Avenue Traction Company. The new schedule has been in operation for several days, and has given satisfaction all the way around. NOTHING DONE IET. ' Attorney Snlllvnn Is Looking Into George Jones' Case. , Attorney Charles A. Sullivan, who has the case of George Jones, the man who claims to have been defrauded out of some money by his relatives, stated yesterday that, as yet, he has done nothing in the case. Mr. Sullivan states that he has not yet had time to properly investigate the case, but that he will look into the matter, and by next week be able to determine just what steps to take. Huntingdon to Lrctnre. An effort is being made by the Window Glassworfcers'Association to have Bev. J.O. S. Huntingdon, of New York, the well known labor speaker, come to this city and deliver a lecture to the wage workers of this vicinity. ' SPORTSMAN'S SPOIL. In an tnier- estinti errttalm in to-morrovfs Dispatch M. C. Williams telts noweathered and furred trophies are pre- WV, -, . , NOW STBBT m E C A Tale .of Author of "Under Drake's Flag," ALL SIGHTS CHAPTEB XIV. BonAld 13 Offered a Commission. As soon as Mary Armstrong reached the hospital, the trooper who had accompanied her took her to tho surgeon's quarters. The officer, on hearing that a lady wished to speak to him, at once came out. "I am Mary Armstrong," the girl said as she slipped down Irom the'horse. "I think my father is here, wounded. He came Up in the wagons the day before yesterday, I believe." "Oh, yes, he is here, Miss Armstrong. I had him put in one of the officers' wards that is otherwise empty at present.' "How is he, doctor?" .. "Well, I am sorry to say that just at pres ent he Is very ill. The wounds are not, I hope, likely to prove fatal, though undoubt edly they are very serious; bat he is in a state of high fever in fact, he is delirious, principally, I think, owing to his anxiety about you, at least so I- gathered from the officer who brought him in, for he was already delirious when he arrived here." "I can go tp him, I hope?" "Certainly you can, Miss Armstrong. Your presence is likely to soothe him. The ward will be entirely at your disposal. I congratulate you most heartily upon get ting out of the hands of the Kaffirs. Mr. Nolan told us of the gallant attempt which a sergeant of the Cape Mounted Rifles was going to make to rescue you, but I don't think that anyone thought he had the shadow of a chance o! success." "He succeeded, Doctor, as you see; but he was wounded to-day just as we were insight nf the town. They are bringing him here. Will you kindly let me know when he comes in and how he is?" "I will let you know at once, Miss Arm strong; and now I will take you to your father." One of the hospital orderlies was standing by the bedside of Mr. Armstrong as his daughter and the surgeon entered. The pa tient was talking loudly. "1 tell you I will go." They have carried off Mary. I saw them do it and could not help her, but I will go now." MISS ARMSTRONG'S VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL. Mary walked to the bedside and bent down and kissed her father. "I am here, father, by your side. I have got away from them, and here I am to nurse you." The patient ceased talking and a quieter expression came over his face. Mary took his hand in hers and quietly stroked it. "That's right, Mary."he murmured; "are the bars of tne cattle kraal up? See that all the shutters are closed, we cannot be too careful, you know." "I will see to it all. father." she said. cbeerlully; "now try to go to sleep." A few more words passed from the wounded man's lips, and then he lay quiet with closed eyes., "Ihat is excellent, Miss Armstrong," the surgeon said; "the consciousness that you are with him has, you see, soothed him at once. If he moves, get him to drink: a little of this lemonade, and I will send you in some medicine for him shortly." "How are the wounds, doctor?" 'Oh, I think the wounds will do " the surgeon replied; "so tar as I can tell, the assegai has just missed the top of the lung by a hair's breadth. Two inches lower and it would have been fatal. As for the wounds iu the legs, I don't anticipate much trouble with them. They have missed both bones and arteries, and are really nothing but flesh wounds, and after the active, healthy life your lather has been living, I do not think we need be uneasy about them." In half an hour the surgeon looked in again. "Sergeant Blunt has arrived," he said. "Yon can set your mind at ease about him; it is a nasty gasb, but of no real importance whatever. I have drawn the edges together and sewn them up; he is quite in good spirits, and laughed and said that a wound in the back: could scarcely be called an honorable scar. I can assure you that in ten days or so he will be about again." "Would you mind telling him," Mary asked, "that I would come to see him at once but my father is holding my hand so tight thatM could not draw it away without rousing him?" "I will tell him," the surgeon said. "Ob, here is the orderly with your medicine as well as your father's.'' The orderly broucht in a tray with a bowl of beef tea and a glass of wine. "You will take both these, if you please, Miss Arm strong, and I will have the otller bed placed by the side of your father, so that yon can lie down with him holding your hand. You are looking terribly pale and tired, and I do not want you on my hands too." The tray was placed upon the table with in Mary's reach, and the surgeon stood by and saw that she drank the wine and beef tea. He and the orderly then moved the other couch to the side of Mr. Armstrong's bed, and arranged it so that Mary could lie down with her hand still in her father's. "Now," he said, "I recommend you to go off to sleep soon. I am happy to say that your father is sleeping naturally, and it may be hours before he wakes. When he does so, be will be sure to move and wake yon, aud the sight of you will, if he is sen sible, as I expect he will be, go a long way toward his cure." Captain Twentyman, when he returned in the afternoon from a reconnaisance that he had been making with a portion oi the troops, called at once to see Bonald, but was told that he was sound asleep, and so left word that he would come again in the morn ing. The news of Sergeant Blunt desperate attempt to rescue three white' womeu who had been carried off by the Kaffirs, had. when reported by Lieutenant Nolan,, been ..-SlBiraK . - !-" .. fc.,-i.. . -n PUBLISHED. ISEipfSHOLfc Adventure. ! I'r, ' '' ,Vy "With Cl!ve in India etc., etc. RESERVED, the snbtect of ranch talk In tha naiak. .Every one admitted that it was abroach of discipline thus to leave the party of which he was in command when Upon special service, but uo one seemed to have seriously blamed him for this. Admiration for the daring action and regret for the lose of so brave a soldier, for none thought there was the slightest chance of ever seeing" him Again, overpowered all other feelings. Mr. Nolan stated that the sergeant bad told him that one of the theree women was the daughter of the wounded man he had brought in with him, and that he had known her and her father before, and it was generally agreed that there must have been something more than mere acquaintance in the case to induce the Sergeant to undertake tncTi a des perate enterprise. Great interest was there fore excited when upon the return of Lien tenant Daniels' party it became known that he had fallen in with Sergeant Blunt and a young lady, and that the Sergeant was se verely wounded. All sorts of questions were asked the Lieutenant "Ten to one she's pretty, Daniels," a young subaltern said. "She is pretty, Mellor; as pretty a girl as Xhave seen in the colony, though, of course, she is looking utterly worn out, and no won der. But she's more than pretty she i a lady if ever I saw one." "He is a gentleman," another officer, who had just come up, said. "I have just been talking to Nolan, and he tells me that Ser geant Blunt spoke of her as a lady, and said that her father had served in the army and fought as a young ensign at Waterloo. "Mr. Armstrong is a gentleman," Lieu tenant Daniels said." He had a farm on the Kabousie river, that is where Blnnt got to know him. He had the reputation of being a wealthy man. Blunt was in command of a party who came up and saved them when they were attacked by the Kaffirs on Christ mas day. So this is the second time he has rescued the young lady." "I hope Mr. Armstrong isn't going to be a stern father and spoil the whole romance of the business," yonng Mellor laughed. "One of your troopers, Daniels, however brave a fellow, can hardly be considered as a good match for an heiress." "Blunt is as much a gentleman as I am," Lieutenant Daniels said quietly. "I know nothing whatever of his history or what his real name is, for I expect that Blunt Is only a nom de guerre, but I do know that he is a gentleman, and I am sure that he has served ' as an officer. More than that I do not want to know, unless he chooses to tell me him self. I snppose he got into some scrape or other at home; but I wouldn't mind making a heavy bet that, whatever it was, it was nothing dishonorable." "But, how did he get her away from the Kaffirs? It seems almost an impossibility. I asked the head man of the Fingoes, who was with him," the Lieutenant said, "but he had already got three parts drunk, so I did not get much out of him; but as far as I could make out, they carried her off from Macomo's kraal in the heart of the Ama tolas." "Oh, come now, that seems altogether absurd," two or three of the officers standing round said, and Mellor laughed, "Orpheus going down to fetch Eurydice back from Hades had an easy task of it in compari son." "I am glad to see -that yon have not for gotten yonr classical learning, Mellor," one of the older officers said; "but certainly ot the two I would rather undertake the task of Orpheus, who was pretty decently treated after all, than go to Macomo's kraal to fetch back a lady love. Well, I suppose we shall hear about it to-morrow, but I can hardly believe this story to be true. The natives are such liars that there's no believing what they say." The next morning, alter breakfast, Captain Twentyman and Lieutenant Dan iels walked across to the Hospital. They first saw the surgeon. "Well, doctor, how is my seTgeant?" "On the high way to recovery," the sur geon said, cheeriully. "Of course, the wonnd will he a fortnight, perhaps three weeks, before it is healed up sufficiently for him to return to duty, but otherwise theitfu nothing the matter with him. A long night's rest nas pulled him ronnd completely. He is a little weak from loss of blood: but there is no harm in that. There Is, I think, no fear whatever of fever or other complications. It is simply a question of the wound hoallng up." "And the colonist Armstrong his name Is, I think, whose daughter was carried away how Is ho going on?" "Much better. "Hfs daughter's presence at once calmed his delirium, and this morning, when be woke after a good night's sleeo, he was conscious, and will now, I think, do well. He is very weak, but that does not matter, and he is perfectly content, lviuc there holding ht daughter's hand. He has asked no questions as to bow she got back again, and, ot course, I have told her not to allude to the Bubject, and to check him at once If he does. Tho poor girl looks all the better for her night's rest. She was a wan-looking creature when she arrived yesterday morning, but Is 60 per cent better already, and with another day or two's rest, and the comfort of seeing her father going on well, sho will soon get her color and tone back again." -I snppose wo can go up and see Blunt, and hear about his adventures." -Oh, yes, talking will do him no harm. I willcouic with you, fori was too busy this morning, when I went my rounds, to have any conversation with him exceptas to his wound." 'My inquiries are partly personal and partly official." Captain Twentyman said. "-Colonel Somerset asked me this mornmc to see Blnnt, and gather any Information as to the Kaffirs' Sositionsthat might be useful. I went jester ay evening to question the Fingo head man who went with him, hat he and all his men were as drnnk as pigs. I hear that when they first arrived they said they had carried the girl off from Macomo's kraal, but of course thera must be some mistake; they never could have ventured into tho heart of the Amatolas and come out alive." The three ufilcers proceeded together to the ward In which Ronald was lying. "WelL sergeant, how do jon feel yourself f Captain Twentyman arted. "Oh. I am all right, sir," Bonald answered, cheerfully. "My back smarts a bit, -of euarsa urn. ion is BOfntse, -.laeeeiMuMi&tb. .w :iSS A f -3r v-., .-I x 'A M i ii 7. ESSSS22S ja ec j A . c. . in jtj Hsri.. 3; r.