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One .Month 70 Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, lyear. 10 00 Dailt Dispatch, Including bunday,3m'ths. 2 90 Dailt Dispatch, including Sunday. 1 month SO fcUKOAT Dispatch, One Year 2 50 Weekly: Dispatch, One Year 1 25 The Dailt DisrATCH Is delivered by carrlersat ISrtnts per week, or Including bunday edition, at 0 cents per wefck. PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. OCT. 1. 1889. AN OUTSPOKEN FINDING. The presentment of the 2f ew York grand jury- with regard to the Flack divorce scandal, shows the outrageous character of that public offense, and presents the com pensatory fact that one body at least, con nected with the administration of justice, is not to be influenced or intimidated from speaking out boldly concerning it. The presentment finds that there was & heinous and criminal conspiracy to procure a fraudulent divorce, in which various offi cers of the court were clearly engaged. It points out that the Judge in permitting the conspiracy to go on without discovering and arresting it, was cither culpably negligent or criminally accessory to the perversion oi justice. The Judge is left to the action of the Legislature; the lesser criminals are in dicted. A point for the Pennsylvania jurists to consider is presented in the fact that the system in reference to divorce cases similar to our own, affords an open gate lor improper actions. It remains to be seen whether the New York Legislature has sufficient energy, and the prosecuting officials of Hew York City sufficient independence, to make an exam ple of all the persons connected with this degradation of justice, from the Judge down. THE OLD SOLDIERS' GATHERING. The reunion of the Grand Army vet erans, to-day, has had less preliminary notice than usual, and it will probably be a quiet gathering of the old soldiers, with less of the crowds and parades that have marked the same event in past years. How ever this may be, Pittsburg will extend the same warm greeting to the veterans, this year, that she always has in store for them. The display of flags and decorations may be moderate, and the weather outlook is not especially encouraging for the parade; but the heart of Pittsburg has the same love and admiration for the defenders of the Union as in the day when there was always an entertainment and a welcome for every regiment that passed through the city. A pleasant reunion and many more like it to our old soldiers ! A PUBLIC PEOJECT. It is a good sign for Philadelphia that her citizens are waking up to the necessity of asserting the interest of the city as a whole in favor of an enterprise like the Belt Line Railroad. This project, which proposes to establish a railroad common to the use of, and connecting all railroads with the wharves of the city is based on the most impregnable grounds. The proposition is to "secure forever the use of the said Belt Line Eailroad and branches, by all rail roads' connecting therewith upon equal terms, without discrimination or favorit ism." Such a plan is for the interest of the entire public, and can only be opposed fcv those who have a Bel fish interest in the maintenance of exclusive privileges in transportation to and from the wharves. .The promise of such a feature as this in the old Marginal Eailroad of this city gave it a claim upon the public tolerance. As that was defeated by the influence of the Pennsylvania Railroad then, it is instruct ive to notice that the same idea is now pushing itself into prominence at the cita del of Pennsylvania Eailroad influence, in Philadelphia. When it triumphs as it must, upon its merits, either there or else where, it will be perceived that the principle of the common use of railroad tracks within great cities need not be confined to the transfer from vessels to railways. It will be seen that the burdening of streets by multitudinous tracks, where the common use of one belt line would suffice, is a blun der hardly less in magnitude than a crime; that a system of union depots for passenger traffic, and common lines giving all roads an equal access to manufactories or shipping points, will at once secure the highest In terests of the public and develop the most legitimate prosperity of the railroads. These things will appear plainly enough when the country gets beyond the hamper ing influence of the theories of exclusive privileges in railway transportation. When a few such reforms are put into practical operation the wonder will be at the blind ness which permitted the fetters of an antiquated system to restrain us so long. THE INCREASE OF FAILT2ES. The statistics of failures for the first nine months of 1889 disclose a rather uncomfort able enlargement in the number of business misfortunes, there being a little over 1,000 more than for the same period in 1888. The gross liabilities show the more than corres ponding increase, from a total of 580,000,000 for the first three quarters of last year to a total of $101,000,000 so far this year. These figures indicate the re sults of the unfavorable trade conditions which have prevailed in many departments up to a recent date; and also prove that many firms were caught with their af fairs too much inflated to meet the strain of adverse times. Business is now improv ing in almost every quarter; and the in crease of failures will probably be arrested. But it will be wise to remember the lesson of these figures and to keep liabilities with in the limits that will be safe under all con ditions of trade. CONFUSED HOEEIBLr. , - ueneral Edward Kurd Grubb seems to be '.embarrassed by more things than his name. jjHe cannot for the life of him determine whether he is a citizen of New Jersey or EfPennsylvania. When he was elected Cap- rtaln ot the Jfirst troop ot Friladelphia icavalry a Jew years ago he thought he was a ?ennsylvanian, and though some people ; did not agree with him, his opinion was ac if.ceptod by the Etate authorities. and he re ceived his commission. Probably this settled his belief for the time. Btill he moved in Jersey politics a good deal, and this year the Republicans nominated him for Governor. This was very embarrassing of course to a man who had made up his mind quite a while before that he owed alle giance to the Keystone State. But with remarkable courage he looked the situation in the face, and disabused himself of the idea that he had ever been truly divorced from New Jersey's soil. He just argued himself out of his Pennsyl vania citizenship, and acknowledged his conviction that he ought to vote and to be voted for in New Jersey. To pin himself down to this position he resigned his com mission in the Philadelphia city cavalry, and a few days ago Adjutant-General Has tings issued an order for the election of hts successor. We sincerely sympathize, with any man who does not know for certain of what State he is a citizen, and all the more when he is running for Governor. There are a few things every man should be allowed to know beyond a peradventure, and his citizenship is one of them. Prom the ap pearance of things we should judge that General Edward Burd Grubb is nearly as likely to be elected Governor of Pennsyl vania as Governor of New Jersey this fall. THE CITY AND ITS EMPLOYES. The question raised by the Chief of the Department of Public Safety with regard to the employment of men on the fire and po lice forces, who are physically incapacitated for the full discharge of their duty, is an important one, and should command the most earnest and impartial. consideration of Councils. It is plain that the city cannot maintain on its rolls of active service men who are unable to perform the duties for which they are paid. The ordinance presented in this connection seems to be in the line of an in telligent reform; and if it should inclnde a provision against removals, except for cause, would result in benefit to the public service. At the same time it seems clear that the city is not without its duty to the men who have become physically incapacitated in the discharge of hazardous and hard public work. The mere fact that a policeman or fireman is disabled from ordinary causes, while he happens to hold a public position, does not constitute any claim; but when a member of either department is inca pacitated by reason of his public duties, or has grown old in long and faithlul service, a conscientious view of the public obliga tions would recognize the rightfulness of doing something for him on his retirement. We think that an ordinance providing a modest system of partial pay for men who have been disabled as a result of their public duties, would receive the hearty ap proval of the fair-minded taxpayers. THE LATEST CORNEE. The corner in the Liverpool cotton mar ket, which was terminated yesterday by the sales of the speculator who has hitherto held the greater part of the stock on the market, appears to have been tolerably suc cessful, and is a fair example ot its class. Like the trust, the corner is based on the attempt to control so much of the stock on the market, for the time being, as will per mit the coruerer to exact high prices from those whose necessities force them to pur chase. The corner is a temporary and tran sient trust, generally formed by combina tion and always operated for the sake of se curing an artificial enhancement of prices. Its transitory nature confines most of its di rect injury to the speculators who are bet ting the other way, and makes it a less abuse than the permanent exaction of ex cessive prices from consumers by means of the trusts. It is also to be said with regard to corners that, as frequently as not, they inflict their greatest penalties on those who get them up. Harper's wheat corner, the Penn Bank petroleum deal, and a long list of other corners back to the losing Black Friday gamble ofFisk and-Gould, afford testimony to the fact that the schemer who tries to fleece his Mlows is frequently shorn him self. Nevertheless, successes like these of Steenstrand in cotton and Hutchinson in wheat, are constantly tempting emulation on the part of those whose desire to gain wealth overmasters both their caution and their honesty. Trusts and corners are alike prejudicial to trade morals and obnoxious to the law. They present no graver aspect than the fact that the hope of wealth is sufficient to override all the restraints which commercial moral ity, and a vigorous legal system should im pose. It is an impeachment of the laws, when a privileged wealthy class is permitted to ignore the principles of right in order to turn legitimate business into pure gambling. BINGULAE IGNORANCE. The inability of very intelligent men to perceive what they do not wish to see is illustrated by the assertion of Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, with regard to the recent fatal collision on his railroad, that he does not see "how it is possible for any railroad to avoid such an accident." The accident, as Mr. Depew and the news paper reports agree, was caused by the breaking down of the engine of the first section of a through train, while the second section was following at a high rate of speed, and therefore crashed into the rear cars,before it could be stopped. If Mr. Depew does not see how such an acci dent as this could be prevented, it is only because he has failed to study the pre cautionary systems in use upon the rival railroad which is his chief rival. The block system, which the Pennsylvania Eail road has used for many years, by which one train is prevented from going on one end of a block until the train preceding it has left the other end, renders such acci dents impossible. It is a singular testimony to the efficiency of this system, as well as an example of the way in which such pre cautions can be partially neglected, that the Pennsylvania Bailroad has been totally ex empt lrom the collisions caused by a follow ing train running into the one preceding it, with the exception of the Twenty-eighth street disaster in 1880. That was due to the fact that the block system, then only com menced at Twenty-eighth street, and the trains running through the yards from the Union depot to that point were left to the old system. The inability of railroad managers to see how casualties can be avoided, when the means of doing so are in practical operation, is sometimes shown even more singularly than by Mr. Depew. The Panhandle road, allied as it is with the Pennsylvania Ball road, certainly should be informed as to the block system. Yet a rear-end collision happily not fatal occurred on that line yesterday, which could have been prevented by the modern appliances. If the Board of Steam Navigation can give a boost to the Pittsburg and Lake Erie canal project that will raise it to the rank of living enterprises, Pittsburg will be ready J :m THE to offer that organization the freedom of the city upon all occasions, now and forever. The return of the United States steamer Dolphin after a crnlse around the world, of a year and three-quarters, affords a prac tical illustration of the fact that the work of re-establishing the navy has not been wholly wasted. The Dolphin is one of the new vessels which was severely criticised, and probably she is not in the first-class of cruisers. Yet in her voyage of 68,000 miles with almost constant steaming she was delayed only two hours by a slight accident to her machinery. The much berated Dolphin may not be a very fast vessel but she is evidently a serviceable one. THE eloquent silence of the Old Roman, Allen G. Thurman, in the Ohio Democratic canvass, is the most significant indication of the way in which the creditable element of the Ohio Democracy regards the barrel domination of their State organization. The proposition to sell the public school building of the First ward, because enough pupils do not attend it to make it worth while to keep it open, would arouse anew the sectarian feeling about the re ligious control of the schools. It will be much better for all parties to avoid the re vival of such an issue. As it can be done in this case by letting the people of the First ward manage their schools upon a non sectarian basis, the hope is not unreasonable that such a bitter and profitless conflict will not be provoked. The list of failures for the past nine months does not include the host of World's Fair projects. If those enterprises are in cluded in the statistics, the total of their unfulfilled promises to pay will be some thing alarming. The distribution of the minor plnms of the United States internal revenue office, in this district, is completed, as will be seen by the list given elsewhere. The list will carry to the hearts of the appointees and their friends the profound conviction that the administration is a glittering success; while the disappointed may console them selves with their private belief that the fruit is sour. The four-months-old asseverations of our friends, the coke operators, that they could never pay the advanced wages, are recalled to mind by the fact that the last firm to sign the scale was taken Into the fold yesterday. Ax American in Constantinople writes to the Mayor of New York that he is trying to work up a boom for the New York World's Fair among the Turks. This the Sun ap plauds as a good idea, probably from a per sonal perception of the fact that it is a good deal easier to work up such a boom among the Mussulmans than it is among the mil lionaires of New York. A cobn crop, estimated at. 2,250,000,000 bushels this year, does not quite beat the record, but it will furnish an immense sur plus of bacon and corn bread to feed the hungry people of the world. It is pleasant to note that Councils took another step toward the realization of the Carnegie Library for Pittsburg, by passing a resolution creating a committee to confer with Mr. Carnegie. After ten years of hesitation, we are allowed to hope that something in the way of actual progress will be made toward securing this great pub lic benefit. When Sugar Trust certificates drop forty points in three months, at the mere prospect of competition, investors may come to the same conclusion as consumers, that trusts are not to be trusted. The scheme of State Senator Walker, of Mississippi, for removing the race question from politics by disqualifying the negroes from holding office, leaves the Southern fear of "negro domination" in the guise of actual dread lest, if the colored people have a chance at the offices, there will not be enough to go around among the white people. The gold medal awarded to Pittsburg's public school exhibit at Paris proves that some of the features of the United States department there were cot wholly unappre ciated. The Liverpool cotton corner has col lapsed. Various speculators have been .squeezed, but the ability to "permanently burden legitimate business with exorbitant prices has been found wanting. For success in that line the Liverpool cornerers must take lessons of our big oil, coal and other trusts. The outbreak of verbal warfare in coun cils, yesterday, should impress on the minds of city legislators the necessity of steering clear of sectional issues. The disposition of the New York news papers to ignore the $100,000 subscription of Joseph Pulitzer to the World's Fair, is an example of that petty jealousy, which, if permitted to prevail, makes the community where it exists incapable of great and suc cessful public undertakings. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. Congbessitan Isaac Stubble, of Ply mouth county, la., is an enthusiastic Prohibi tionist, and says of the liquor traffic In Iowa, that it Is practically dead. Queen Victoria's rheumatism has been rather bad again during the last few days, and it is said that Her Majesty walks with great difficulty. The Prince of Wales, too, is still far from being well. At Belgrade yesterday cx-Qneen Natalie paid a visit to her son. King Alexander, All the foreign representatives, with the exception ot the Embassadors of Germany ana Turkey, afterward waited upon the ex-Queen. F. A. Cable, who was for ten years manag ing editor of the St. Paul JPwneer JPress, and who for a year past has been in charge of that paper's bureau in 'Washington, will in a short time assnme active editorial charge of the Portland Oregonian. His place as Washing ton correspondent ot the Pioneer Press will be assumed by A W. Dunn. A Lohdos cablegram says: Mr. C. P. Hunt ington and his family have been here a week. Prince Hatzfeldt remained itf Paris. Despite all the reports respectlnc the breaking off of the engagement, the correspondent has the best authority for saying that an amicable agreement has been completed and that the ar rangements for the wedding are progressing. The marriage is to take place next week here in London. Lobs Hartinqton has consented to make an important addition to his already numerous political engagements during the recess of Par liament. He will take the leading part in a demonstration which is being organized for the last week In October by the Unionists of Wolverhampton, and will be supported by the Hon. C. P. Vllliers, the venerable member for that borough, and by most of the leading Unionists of the district. Colonel Robert Patton Crockett, son of the famoas Davy Crockett, died recently on fiucker's creek, Texas. He was 73 years old, and a Texas pioneer. Immediately after the fall of the Alamo and the massacre of his father by Santa Anna's brutal soldiers, he left his home In Tennessee and joined the Texas revolutionists. Atter peace was declared and victory achieved by the Texans, he returned to Tennessee, where he married and settled down. In ISM beinovedtoTexas,brlnging with Him his aged mother, Elizabeth Crockett, who died in I860. He was the last of Davy Crockett's family. , PlTTSBUEGr DISPATCH; THE TOPICAL TALKEB. There ! More Than One Kind of Minister A Wnr to Speed a Guest Tho Conet nnd the Cork Back. A young woman who was a-domestic In the household of Mr. Roland J. Hemmick nntll that gentleman was given the consulate at Geneva, Switzerland, came to ber present em ployer the other day in great perplexity. "I don't understand how Mr. Hemmick can be a minister, as they say he's to be," she said. Why shouldn't he be!" "It's against the rules of the church. Mr. Hemmlck's a Catholic, and I always thought Catholics as were married weren't allowed to preach. So how Mr. Hemmick can be a min ister I can't tell." Nor was she entirely satisfied when it was ex plained to her that Mr. Hemmick's ministra tions were to be diplomatic and not religious. Perhaps yon have known what it is to have a visitor prolong biior her sojourn with you beyond a reasonable limit, outlast their 'wel come that is. The next time this happens the following recipe may be of service to you: Some weeks or months rather ago a certain young ladv who dwells in another State was in vited to stay with a Pittsburg family. The length of tbevisitwasnotprcscribed. The young lady came and stayed all June; then all July, and when August came she showed no signs ot moving. She was a medium-weight, average looking, fairly agreeable young person, anp: during Jane ber hosts enjoyed her society. In July they began to grow weary of her, an the verge of August brought them to the verge of a cenuine dislike for the guest. Still they were too well-bred to show their teelings, ant if there had not been a mischievous boy of 14 ir. tne xamiiy a nave no uouut mu iiin wuuiu ue still emulating the example of the Old Man of the Sea. It was this boy who conceived a platj to start Ithetarrier homeward. He studied society journal for the correct style and theij wrote to a paper which makes a specialty such thinzs the following paragraph: "Mi , wha has been staying with for the last three months, has returned to ha home in ." The author of this society note took care hi victim should see if. She took the hint an departed. V THE COOK BOOS AND THE CORSKT, 'Twas bnt a paltry year ago When cooking was in fashion; Boston's Hack Bay had blessed It, so Here 'twas a parlor passion. The hands were ringed that made the pies; And worthy of a ballad, Were glances from the darlings' eyes That fell on soup or salad. Sweet volces.sang the kitchen's praise The mothers said: "We owe a Tremendous debt for all our days To clever Miss Farloa. " And sice that day we all have seen : At breakfast, sunper, dinner, i Enough dire dishes served, I ween, To punish any sinner. But fashions change-Let's thank our stars! .No longer In tbe kitchen . My lady's meddling finger mart The handiwork of Grctchen. The pots and pans are thrown aside; And In fair Dora's bower Anotber hobby horse they ride, From morn till sunset hour. The favorite's name is "Dress Beform" And wbo will not Indorse It, And bless the little tea-cup storm That beats about the corset? H.J. NATALIE STILL POPULAR. The Ex-Queen Given a Warm Eeceptlon ns Belgrade. j London, September 30. The enthusiastic, welcome given to ex-Queen Natalie by thr populace of Belgrade, astonished if, indeed, is did not dismay, tbe Government officials, who sought to accentuate their displeasure at the persistence of the royal lady in disregarding their wishes In Insisting on her visit to her son. The extent of the demonstration was so great as to render the lack of courtesy on tbe part ot the officials of the Government nnnoticeable, and to move the Queen to tears. The bouses along the principal streets, as well as the resi dences of the nobility and Inhabitants of the better classes were profusely and beautifully decorated, and In all respects tbe demonstra tion surpassed anything of the kind that has ever been seen at the Servian capital. The most notable exception to the rnle of decoration of private residences was that of Madam Christich, wife of the late Servian Minister to Germany, and mistress of ex-King Milan. This omission can be regarded by Na talie in no other light than as complimentary, since it is a matter of Servian court notoriety that the ex-Queen took occasion to so publicly evince her detestation of Madam Christich and her appreciation of the King's lack of defense in bringing tne woman into tne presence oi his wife, that both were overwhelmed with confu sion. It is stated in official circles in Belgrade that the young King, Alexander, has become excessively jealous of his mother's popularity, but the courtesy shown to ber by the Russian Minister and others not over-friendly to tbe present Government of Servia, will undoubted ly deter the boy's advisers from counseling him to resent tbe demonstration or to treat his mother with any marked lack of filial atten tion. EEVS WELCOME HOME. "' Congressman Bultcrworlh Tendered a Ileal ty Reception nt Washington. Washington, September 30. About 2,500 people assembled at "The Kink" in this city this evening and gave Congressman Ben But terworth an enthusiastic greeting on his return from his trip to Europe. The building was handsomely decorated. The audience urose ana cheered when Major Butterworth appeared upon the stand, escorted by a reception committee of well known citizens of Ohio, resident in Washington, and by a band of music and a considerable procession of cit izens. He was welcomed back to Washington by Colonel A. S. Wortbington, formerly Dis trict Attorney, and responded in a long speech thanking tbe people of Washington and re viewing his European experiences. He says that he had often spoken on the tariff question and had piitured graphically the squalor, wretchedness and rags prevailing in Germany. What ho bad tu say now would jar with his stump utterances. He was more of a protectionist than ever, but he wanted to say, while he had seen plenty of abridged op portunity, he had seen neither squalor nor rags in Germany. The people were too industrious for that. There were neither weeds nor loafers in Germany. A great outburst of applause greeted the speaker when he made an allusion to the World's Fair project by stating that Berlin was the handsomest cap ital that he bad teen abroad, but that it was not more beautiful than our own capital, as the Berliners would see when they came over here inlS92. TDELAE6EST ETER KNOWN. This Tear's Potato Crop Estimated at Over 233,000,000 Bushels. Chicago, Beptember 30. The forthcoming issue of the Farmers' Review will report that the potato crop of 18S9 will probably exceed In quantity that of any previous year in the United States. Tbo acreage is less than last year, but tbe conditions of growth have in general been very favorable and there has been an unusual absence of insect enemies. Tbe total crop is estimated at 233,700,000 bushels, which exceeds last year's crop by over 17,000,000 bushels. Progress of the Cronin Case. From the Detroit Free Press. I Several hundred men called as jurors in the Cronln case have been convicted of common sense, while the box is not yet filled with imbe ciles. This is encouraging. Only a Slight Difference. From tbe Detroit Journal. J The difference between the words "specula tor" and "peculator" is a little crooked "s." The difference between the things themselves is a little crookedness. DEATHS OF A DAY. Charles 8. Cndllpp. WASHINGTON, September SO. -Charles 8. Cnd llpp, the well-known photographer, died yester day at his rooms In the ot. James Hotel, from the effects of a succession of epileptic fits. Mr. Cud llpp was 41 vears of age, and had resided in Wash ington all hit lire. He started In the photogranh lng business about IS years ago, and was one of tbe most prominent photographers In Jhe city. He was well known to public men under several administrations, t Chhrlcs 11. Stoddard. T ASHisoTON, Beptember 3a -Mr. Charles H, Stoddard, a well-known resident of Keno, Key., wbo has been In Washington looking after large Indian depredations clKlms, died at the l'rovi dence Hospital last nlgliy from paralysis. He bad serveu iu lucaiaie auuvAerrituriai .Legislatures and badbeld office underthe State Government, :s!5S3:;?v.' ' TUESDJLYT OCTOBER" AT THE THEATERS. The Merchant of Venice Aunt Bridget and Other Plays. Under the worst auspices of weather Imag inable, but before a large and appreciative au dience Mr. Edwin Booth and Madame Mod jeska made their first appearance together last night on the stage of the Grand Opera House. The play chosen for the commencement of a notable undertaking was Shakespeare's match less drama "The Merchant of Venice." Mr. Booth, of course, was the Bhylock, and Mad ame Modjeska the Portia. Everybody ex pected great things of such a conjunction, and nobody, we venture to say, was disappointed. As for Mr. .Booth's Bhylock, we can only re peat what has been said so often before, that It Is the best considered and tbe truest personification of Shakespeare's inten tions in the character that the stage has seen in our time, or for that matter in all time. Those who desire a Bhylock who shall be a caricature and a scoff at the Hebrew will not like Mr. Booth in the part. But there Is no justification in the lines put by Shakespeare in Shylock's mouth for such a conception of the character. The greedy disposition ot the money lender and the vehement desire for re venge in the member of an abused race are not unduly subordinated by Mr. Booth the of fensive characteristics are Bbarply drawn, they are painiui enough but the ..great actor makes Shylock's grief real and terrible when he discovers his daughter's flight, and, as a matter or fact, he brings tbe balance of sympathy down In the Hebrew's favor in the dramatic conclusion of the trial scene. In all tbe niceties of his art Mr. Booth Bhines as ever. There is never a moment while be is on tbe stage that the expression of his face, tbe twitching of his fingers or tbe flashing of bis wonderful eyes do not eloquently add to the force and meaning of his spoken words or still more of bis silence. J udged by this perform ance alone, the supreme crown of perfection would be awarded Mr. Booth. Madame Modjeska's Portia was gracious, graceful, and at tbe desired place very power ful. With tbe charms of ber person to endow the heroine In the earlier portion of the drama, Madame Modjeska bad no difficulty in present ing a picture of maidenly fears and expect ancy of great artistic value. She made love and accepted it with a rarely buoyant gaiety. Perhaps at times the actress hardly ganged the theater proper with her voice. When she SDOke low not all the words reached tbo center of the andience. This was not Madame Modjeska's fault; but the audience's misfor tune. In tbe trial scene no such accident in terfered. She spoke the great oration the test of every Portia with grand effect and in tense naturalness. She was dramatic, but as a lawyer might be. She showed all the while In the reading of tbe law and its interpretation her absorbing interest In Bauanio, and so nicely adjusted the two halves of her character at this point that the loving mistress and the forceful woman where cleariyseen In the one individual. Looking at her Portia from the artistic standpoint, it lacked nothing. And yet we emect to see her in a far more conge nial atmosphere ere the week Is out Mr. Otis Skinner gave us a Bassanio that had much to recommend it. A healthy robust ness and a manly ring to the lover's speeches were the chief excellences of Mr. Skinner s work. Mr. Vroom's Idea of the character ot Antonio may be perfectly correct, bnt It Is surely too monotonous in its black melan choly. To descend to a ridiculous detail it must be said that Mr. Vroom's beard did not fit him properly. With the company as a whole there is no need to quarrel, and Mr.Owen Fawcett's fooling as Launcelot Goobo is, as usual, conceived in a catholic spirit. His roughest humor does not jar upon one, as some of Mr. Charles Hanford's efforts did, although that gentleman's Grattno, as a whole, was a very clever performance. The scenery was surprisingly good. The streets of Venice, the Rialto, were not rough copies of residences and vistas In Allegheny. The canals of the water city, with even a gon dola or two, were prettily pictured. The court room where the trial took place was a grand piece of scenery entirely worthy of the great play and the great actors. The costumes were also accurate and handsome. In short the per formance, as a whole, could hardly have been Improved upon, with one exception. The waits between the acts were absurdly long, and car ried tbe play along till after 11:30. Many were therefore unable to see the beautiful terrace scenes, with which the play ends. To-night "Hamlet" is tbe play in order. Bijou Theater. "My Aunt Bridget" at the Bijou was greeted by a packed bouse last night, and as everyone laughed from the time the curtain rose on the .first act until it descended on tbe last, the jolly ild lady's visit is bound to be a success. The erformance comes under tbe comprehensive ;itie of farce-comedy, and is interpreted by a ery clever company. George W. Monroo as Iridaet McVeiah is very successful in his ren dition of the role of a rollicking, uneducated but shrewd old Irishwoman, and avoids the vulgarity which generally characterizes the female impersonations. John C. Rice, the stylish and handsome nephew of Mrs. McVeigh, is a good actor, and his dancind approaches the marvelous. W. A. Mack al. Joe Nervy, did some clever low com edy woflc and has a fair tenor voice, although it was sot improved by a severe cold. Repeated encores greeted tbe revival of that quaint, sweet ild song, "Sally in Onr Alley," and it might be suggested many of those old songs might re introduced on the stage In place of the frVolous rhymes and frothy melodies which low hare a monopoly. Merry Lena Mer ville s.i folly Glider was as good as her name, and di played a pair of light feet. As a whole tbe siiging was good, the dancing excellent and tie costumes handsome. The plot is not serion enough to interfere with the fun. Are We Clvllzedt Erasmus Wilson, the genial journalist whom everylfdy has for some years known as the "Quiet Observer." is about to become still more Simons. He is going to lecture. As a Btartcr, his subject will be tbe one embraced Inthepaption of this announcement. Those who lave read some of his richest and rarest! efforts In sticking to just such suggestive texts as this, may imagine tbey know ust what sort of a treat itwill be to hear him If :ture; but they don't unless they have heard bis droll seven-foot orator when, at his best, 1 3 just looks and speaks with sufficient delibi ate dignity to give the lie to a pair of kindr eyes that sparkle with all the luster of a wit that is both original, contagious and at times explosive. 'Ra Wilson, as a lecturer. Eurel; should draw well for the Lay ton Bureau. Harris' Theater. The Wilbur Oper Company began yesterday a two reeks' engagement at this house, playing twice o very large audiences, despite mud and lgrain. "Princess of Trebizonde" was tbe or ning bill, and it was given as Susie Ktr- win anil ber support so often have given it in this cttv. All the old favorites are with the compab) this season, Kobnle, Tre Dewick,Con-, ley, Kires and the rest. The chorus is com posed jof young, bright-faced and prettily formed young girls and young men, with voices which theknow how to use to advantage. The costumes are new, bright and pretty, and a suc cessful financial engagement is assured. The operetta to be given this afternoon and evening is "Chimes of Normandy;" to-morrow, "The Grand Duchess." Hnrrv WilllnmV Academy. Another good vaudeville programme is spread before the patrons of this theater this week. Kennedy's "Bright Lights" contain some ex cellent material. There are the Vidocqs. Sheri dan and Flynn, Selyne and Lingard. Hone and Doyle, the Heely brothers, Latta and Lynch, De Laucr and Debrimont, Leopold and Keat ing, Herr Jules Keller, and Monsieur Emilo Chevriel, the famous wizard of the violin. A CELEBEArED TEST CASE. Kallwny Company's Agent Prosecmed Under the Lonc-Hnnl Clanse. St. Louis, September 30. In the United States District Court, at Hannibal, Mo., to-day. Judge Thayer overruled a motion for a new trial in the case of the United States against George K. Tozer, agent of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, for violation of the inter State commerce law, In accepting freight at Hannibal which came from Chicago by a con necting line, sending it to Harper, Kan., for a lower rate than he would transport frelebt originating in Hannibal to tbe.same point. The case will probably be appeale'd to tbo United States Circuit Court, which is the final tnbunal. The case is being watched with great Interest by railroad companies and shippers of the couutry, as It is the first like prosecution of a railroad employe under the inter-State com merce law. Indorsing Chicago's Claims. ST. Paui September SO. By an overwhelm ing majority the Chamber of Commerce of this city this morning announced an emphatic in dorsement ot the claims of Chicago for the World's Exposition of 1892. A Snggeatlon to the Czar. From the Chicago Trlbune.l Why doesn't the Czar of Russia, merely as an experiment, abolish a few of the evils of which his discontented subjects complain, and see if he would not be healthier, happier and safer? ' i Tbe Man to Edit It. From the St, Psnl Pioneer Prcsi.i Browning has 30 poems ready to publish, in a new volume, xib snouia turn ms crtnv in to I the puzzle editor at once.' IStS.VIQQQ';'' ra r r"s ''' J. WWW A J0TABLE WEDDDJ6. Miss Ellon Pnurand Francis Hobbs Skew ing lUnrrled; at Oakmont Church and Home Nicely Decorated. The most notable wedding of the season so far, and one that will long be remembered for its plctnresqueness and beauty, was solemnized in tbe Church of St Thomas, Oakmont, at 5 o'clock last evening. The contracting parties were Miss Ell ep Paul and Mr. Francis Hobbs Skeldlng. Miss Paul is the youngest daughter of Mr. J. H. Paul, of Oakmont Mr. Skeldlng is a New York banker. The bridal party entered tbe church to the strains of tbe Lohengrin Wedding March, and In tbe. following order marched to the altar, where tbe groom and best man, Mr. Williams, of New York, awaited them. Tbe ushers, Ed win FauL Charles Metcalf, Mr. Chaplin and R. P. Nevin, Jr., were followed by four little girls, all carrying baskets of pink roses, all nieces of the;bride, then the bridemaids, Miss Hubbard, of Chicago, Miss Hogg, of New Haven, Miss Jean Oxnard and Miss Metcalf, of this city. The maid of honor, Miss Skeldlng, immedi ately preceded the bride and ber father. The ceremony was performed by Bishop White bead, assisted by Rev. George Hodges. Tbe customary ring was used, ana the responses of both bride and groom were very distinct. The bride's dress was of white satin, trimmed with point lace, the entire front being of lace. It was princess back, with basque effect in front. Tne V neck was finished with a narrow fluting of laco. The sleeves were puffed at the elbow. An unusually handsome veil, with white gloves, completed tbe costume. The bouquet was of euchans, lily of tbe valley and maiden-hair ferns. The only ornament was a, handsome pendent of diamonds and pearls, a present from the groom. The maid of honor was arrayed in a white silk mull made in the Grecian style with sash knotted on the side. The bridesmaids were all In white silk mull, and carried bouquets of pink roses tied with pink ribbon. Tbe little girls were in white dresses fashioned wltb baby waists and full skirts. Tbey carried baskets filled with pink roses. Tbe groom and best man appeared in tbe usual dress, each with a white rosebud on tbe lapel of bis coat. The ushers were in evening dress, tan gloves, and wore a spray of lily of the valley. The church was decorated by friends of tbe bride with wild flowers and ferns. The chancel was banked with canna, the only cultivated plant used. The railings of mahogany and gold with woodbine in its autumn coloring were very pretty. To the right In the main Dody of the church tbe organ was gracefully festooned with the Cyprus vine and wild sun flowers. Directly opposite tbe baptismal font was filled with ferns and surrounded wltb dog wood. The windows were filled with golden rod, white phlox and sumach. Tbe chandeliers were all trimmed with the Cyprus vine. The church was filled with prominent society people from Pittsburg and Sewickley two special cars were run to accommodate them. From New York was Mr. Skeldlng, paymaster in the United States Navy, with wife and daughter, parents and sister of the groom: from Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nevin, well known to society here. After the ceremony the wedding party and invited guests were driven to the home of the bride's parents where a reception was held. Tbe house was decorated in the same manner as the church. The wedding snpper was elaborate and served by Hays. Music was furnished by Toerge Bros. The flowers carried by the bridal party were furnished by J. R. fc A, Murdoch. The collection of wedding presents included everything handsome in the line of silver, china, bric-a-brac, etc The happy pair left on the evening train for New York, their future home, and with them went tbe best wishes of a throng of ardent friends and admirers. In n Social War Between 600 and 000 strangers have visited the Conservatory daily during the Exposition. They seem dnmb with amazement when they gaze upon the hnge tropical plants, and banana trees 28 feet high, with ripe fruit in the familiar bunches. Societt ladles here are not slow in adopting any quaint fad, so the dentists say. The latest is filling false teeth with tiny diamonds that sparkle brilliantly and are very much prettier than gold. Invitations are out for a reception to be held by Mrs. Mary Battm, at Craf ton statiou, next Thursday. Hours from 3 to 7. Several hundred guests will be received. Pittsbubq has invested in orchids over $5,000. They are to be seen in the conservatory. Tbe Holy Ghost flower, a variety of orchid, is especially handsome. Mbs. Roqebs, son and daughter, of No. 3501 Fifth avenue, Oakland, reached home last Sat urday; from an extended European trip. The "dress magazine" edited by Jenness Miller is having an extensive sale since her lecture here. A REUAPvKABLE SERIES. Poor Biblical Bomnccea From the Pens of Noted Antbors. Next Sunday The Dispatch will commence the publication of a series of four Biblical romances. The first will be entitled "Joshua," and is from the pen of Prof. Georg Ebers, one of tbe foremost novelists of the age, and equally renowned as an Orientalist and Egypt ologist. He discovered "Papyrus E," a hieratic manual of Egyptian medicine, which is known as the "Ebers' Papyrus." The story opens in tbe time of the plague, and the narrative or the escape of the Israelites from bondage In Egypt, and their, wanderings in the desert, has furnished him with striking and suggestive material. "Joshua" will run through ten numbers of The Sunday Dispatch, and will be followed by two romances, by Elizabeth Btuart Phelps, assisted by her husband. Rev. Herbert D. Ward. The first is a novel of the time of Christ, entitled, "Come Forth." and the scene of tbe second, which has not yet been named, will deal with the events in which the Prophet Daniel was a central figure. The series will conclude with a romance by H. Rider Haggard, entitled "Esther," which will give this talented author an opportunity for treating in his picturesque manner the bar baric pomp and magnificence of an ancient Asiatic court. THE BOILERS WERE UNSAFE. Why Fred Douglass Was Not Taken to Hnytl on the Osslpee. Washington, September 30. The official correspondence concerning the detail of the United States steamship Ossipee to take Minis ter Douglass to Hayti is made public this even ing. It shows in the first place that Com mander Kellogg was relieved from dnty on tho Ossipee before it was known that that vessel would be detailed for tho service named. Lieutenant Commander Evans insisted that he could make the trip on the Ossipee. although his chief engineer reported that tho boilers were in an unsafe condition. Secretary Tiacy appointed a board to make a thorough examination of the ship, and noon a report that it would take 520,000 and 108 days' work to make the ship seaworthy, decided to revoke tbe order for her sailing, and the Cap tain of tbe Kearsarge was then notified to put his vessel in readiness to convey Minister Douglass to Hayti. PAID $20 FOR A KISS. An Old Man of 72 Fined for Perseentlng His Kirce of IS. BrninNGirAir, Ala., September 3a At Blountsville, Blount county, George Smith, aged 72, was tried before a jury of 12 in the Cir cuit Court, and found guilty of an assault and fined $20 for kissing his 18-year-old niece, Annie Slaughter. . . , The testimony was that the old fe'low had persecuted Miss Slaughter with his attentions until .the thing became unbearable. An Imported Olanvrorker Detained. New York, September 80.-Andrcw Otter son, a Swede, who landed here to-day on the Serria, and who acknowledged he was going to work for Everett & Lyons, glass manufacturers, of Indianapolis, was detained at Castle Garden under tbe contract labor law. A GREEN GRAVE IN IRELAND. There's a green grave In Ireland, Where my heart lie's buried deep; Where Mary, my fond kweetheart. Bests in her dreamless sleep; We loved when both our hearts were young, And hope throbbed In eacb breast; Hut nevermore has hope been mine Since Mary sank to rest I I've Uvea through many weary years. Since on that summer morn Bweet Mary gave her farewell kiss And left me all forlorn; I hear her sweet voice calling me, I have not long to stay: Bright hope will once again be mine When death bids me a way I There's a green grave In Ireland, Wheremyheartllesbaf'eddeep; Oh, lay me there beside my love In my last, dreamless sleep I , -nnJj T. JXnce,in GLIA5I5&S IX GOTIlltv Three Sateldes In One Bar. txxv yoke BUBnnsricxixs.l Nrw Yobk, September 30. Three psrseas committed suicide in this city to-day. Hiram R, Battersou. 43 years old, killed Himself because be regarded his life as a failure. He belonged to one of the wealthiest families in Connecticut. Some time ago he quarreled bitterly with his brother; James C. Batterson. President of the Travelers' Insurance Company, In Hartford, terminated his acquaintance with all bis other relatives, and came to New York. He became a clerk in the office of the New England Monu ment Company. For the last three weeks he had been very despondent This morning; he gave the office boy an old revolver, with lnstrno-. tlons to get it loaded. The boy obeyed hts. Half an honr later a shot was heard in the wardrobe, the door was opened, and Batterson was found dead on a seat with a hole in his right temple. In a note on bis desk were di rections that he should be cremated, and this query: "Was I ever worse than J. C. Br' (his brother). Leopold Neuland, an Austrian me chanic, 63s years old, swallowed pilaon this morning because lie believed his wife and daughter wished htm out of the way so they could gethold of his small savings. He died an hour later. A handsome, well-dressed young woman drank a big dose of carbolic acid In Bedford Park, this noon, and died before an ambulancerrived. A note in her pocket indi cated that she died for love. Looking for a Lawyer. Matthew J. McKeon, a lawyer, charged with murdering Alexander Graham, gave himself up to tbe police to-day. Mr. McKeon was drinking in a downtown saloon, ten days ago, when bis best friend ran in with half of bis nose gone. Tbe fnend said that Alexander Graham, who had followed him into the saloon bit off the missing piece of nose during a fight outside. Mr. McKeon knocked down Graham with a walking stick. He was held in only 1100 bail for court, the next day, and Graham was thought to be convalescing. Later Graham's skull was found to be fractured, and Mr.Mc Keon's bail was raised to JLOOfl. Four days ago Graham died, and the police began to search for Mr. McKeon as his murderer. Preparing for a. Celebration. At a meeting of the Centennial Judiciary Committee to-day William Allen Butler. Charles A. Peabody, Enoch Faneher, ex-Judge Robert H, Robertson and ex-Judge J, Kewton Fiero, of Kingston, N. Y., were made an Exec utive Committee to prepare a plan for cele brating, on tne first Tuesday of next February, the centennial anniversary of the establish ment of the United States Supreme Court Talked Into a Fit by an Angry Man. Robert McChesney, Chief Clerk of the De partment ot Arrears in Brooklyn, was talked into a fit by an Irate taxpayer this morning. The taxpayer, Mr. Henry L. Coe. had been stirred dp by an official notice that bis vacant lot In the Seventh ward would be sold at auc tion in ten days, because be failed to pay 29 cents taxes on it two years ago. It is pretty ex pensive In Brooklyn to redeem property after such a sale, and the taxpayer knew it He therefore proceeded to give Mr. McChesneya a big piece of his mind. After listening to him for about 15 minutes McCbesney fell to the floor in a fit He was carried home and the scared taxpayer hurried away. Left All to Hie Housekeeper. Thomas GRodwell died last June. His rela tives tried to bury him. but Mrs. Ellen F. Cab ness, his colored housekeeper, got possession of his body tor burial by swearing that she was his widow. TheRodwell family got another shock when their dead relative's will was read. In it he remembered bis sisters and cousins and aunts with only a few dollars each. The bulk of his property, two city houses and lots, he'had left to his colored housekeeper. The Rodwells began suit on the ground of insanity and undue Influence. The case is on hearing. A CASTLE GARDEN MISSION ThatH&i Aided Over 5.000 Toons- Immi grant Girls This Year. The Dispatch Is in receipt of a circular letter from Rev. M. Callaghan In charge of the Mission of Our Lady of tha Rosary in connec tion with Castle Garden, New York. This noble mission U for .the protection of immi grant girls. Of the noble work of the mission Rev. Father Callaghan says: Young girls landing in a strange country, inex perienced and often penniless, away for the first time in their lives from their homes, and beyond the reach of parents or friends to- advise or pro tect them, cast amid the din and danger of a large city and its sinful pitfalls, If left to them selves would toon become the prey of the design ing and evil-minded, who lie In wait for such as they. The saintly Father Blordan well knew tbe perils to which they were exposed, when be started and laid the foundation of this home In which sarety and shelter conld be afforded them. This be did at a cost or (70.000. ssaoco of which still remains unpaid. To liquidate this debt and meet the dally expenses lncurred-whlch amonnt to no small sum. when we consider that 5.024 ?-ounir girls passed throngh the home within the ast nine months, some remaining; one night others two and three, 'and some even a week, be fore they conld proceed on their Journey or ob tain employment money Is needed. WEUT OFF WITH i BAKG. An Old Army Musket Explodes of Its Own Accord In Llbby Prison. Chicago, September 30. A most peculiar accident accurred yesterday- afternoon in the Libby prison. Many were frightened and some confusion resulted. C. H. Rutter, of New Al bany, Ind., and George Michaels, who saw the affair, tell the following story: "Resting against one of the pillars were a number of old war muskets. No one was nearer than five feet to them. Suddenly one of th6 muskets was discharged, the contents tear ing a hole in the ceiling above. Tbe report was terrific! and several people were greatly excited How the old mnsket was exploded no one can! explain. It had done service during the lata f over lis suuaenness." war. and some soldier had loaded it in readi ness to fire. It was placed among tbe other relics, apparently without being overhauled. The charge must have been in the rifle at least 26 years. FIYE MILLIONS AT STAKE. Sir. Farley Will Try to Recover the Amonnt Through tbe Supreme Conn. St. Paul, September 30. An appeal haa been taken to tbe United States -Supreme Court in the case of .Jesse P. Farley against J. J. Hill, the Kittson estate, and the Manitoba road, recently decided by Judge Brewer, of the United States Circuit Court Tbe action, as Is well known, involves some 5,000,000. Mr. Farley is determined to fight the case to the end. .The appeal was filed in the office of tbe United States Circuit Court Saturday after noon. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. . N mbs. Adam Ulbich, of Muhlenberg street, Reading, went into her cellar on Friday morn ing to get some potatoes, but hastily retreated on seeing in one corner a dark form, from which came an ominous hiss. When Mr, U. came home he went down stairs with his shot gun, and came np again with a dead muskrat "Whv did you kill that poor little sparrowr" asked a Wheeling father of his 9-year-old boy; and the youngster.wbo haibeeu reading about the battle of Bunker H11L answered confi dently: "Cause, it's English, you know." A handy man in Steubenvllle used his chil dren's roller skates to move a heavily laden re frigerator from the dining room to the out kitchen, and not ono breakdown happened. Jomr W. SAMS tells the Bedford Gazette that he served as a sharpshooter before Peters burg In April, 18o3, and that he fired 153 shots, 73 of jrtiichhe saw take effect, one unhorsing A. P. Hill. He says the statement sounds large, but he declines to subtract a single victim. flARRT Rupert, a barber of Huntingdon, captured a sea-gull along the river there a few days ago. Birds of that species are rarely seen, in the interior of that county. The bird Is now in the hands of a taxidermist in Philadelphia. ComplSikts of light weight In connection with pound sausage are heard In West Chester. A TrrcsvnxE woman went to the cupboard the other day, got the sngar bowl, discovered a live mouse in It aad fainted dead away. "Pleas com upe-d Is away this eve," was the"message found on a postal card picked up on a street in &radlrd,'tIt was signed "Sadie," aad addressed to a atosslasnt yaaag man. ". WMFTr V ..I 1' mi -rMHsaVsV-1. iilTTn T- a -tsWSsffiUJiS; XA j "?--?& .SnaBSmSkatASSSSSSSSBSM2aiaSSSSaB mmmMrmmimSJl -The Sew-Terr. Tire Joyrtswi ottmi and uses Mm honu. The Friends' Beetisw limee at "Weeds- : town.X.X.wBlesnaeBeea betttlM years, bui : jest received Its Im eoM t ?eiaC Mr. MbntambeM, of Bay Ckj, had. six white mice, six UHeM ana a Hke ameer of puppies born' into Ms household oa ose day recently. A flying squirrel was seea ia Phbw tawaerthe other evening. soMar asleseeat from the roof of aototWag store, rfeatiatfte center of the town. The VMBgeet Deputy Saeriff ia w ' TJaHed States was appointed it weekay tha hrofOeeeeenoty N.T. His aaaae ' Seadea Wetter aad be is 13 y ears old. Mea varkiae ia aa M? iJL.' u' Xaraed street. Detroit, dog out several eaaaea . "balls. The pteee where they were feaad. w - near the sMe of a fort magazine derhMr tfce ' Warof li That was a gae4 day! werk wait a' Maine miateter aeffemed last Saaaaf.'flM having preaeaed Ave seiuiuus. two et then funeral sermons, attested Sunday safceel aaaV held a prayer meeting. A dog whMt was swiatatiag is Vbtf near the Brunswick aad "Weetar. eefc. at Brunswick, OaVWedaesday s4feay'asre yelp and disappeared. Bpootators -gagyosedv. that a shark haa made a meal of ate., ".' Two pairs of twins, aged reapeett veJy 18 and 81 years, met at the HaB mansion Ja "a" Allen of Stiliwater.aad MiTLeaisa Ista Misses Williamson, of Washington, li. a, She Whim RfMt. TTa.i.. l m.- 4 .. ., uuuiwu, WBO jtrsiu ratles from MonUoello, Fla weat to tewaNsT, few days ago, he threw his saddle baas seres hb horse and when be-dlsmounted aadlek ia bis bag for something, he pulled oat a Oead snake which was probably alive when lie started on his journey. . Mrs. Fraak Ososki.of Bay CRv, has had to pay J66 for assaulting Mrs. Barteeaes Freedowski. She banged the latter iadiridaal because she though: she bad Bewitched the Ososkl children and made them HI, aad she had been told that If she licked tho witch they would get well. The Germans are distiacHisfced for their lore ot titles. The cHmaxin this dfereetien was reached a few oays ago la Darmstadt; when the Grand Duke created a man "Court Saner kraut Cutter." Hereafter ha mast be ad dressed, according to eastern, as "Mr; Cert Sanprkraut Cutter," aad he writ bd osTsadod unless the title is used. rv - One of the -remarkable fea tares aet architecture in If ew York at sreseat'osTstKil rapidity with which baihttags are cess particularly the great oSee baUdtegs ta'fllPaiy street and elsewhere dowa town. Jreisasrsy. me construction oi sucn Btttisinos was a ter of vears: now thav ara anfeOuw! mm! otutM. Ied in a few months after the foundations are J. ild. Nine and 19-story balldlBfts whleh. were only begun in 'June are now ready fee tketr occupants. Utj. William G. DilHBgaaaa, wnile fishing In Gordon creek. Ore., a'few days steee, discovered a beautiful f oesH trout, 15 inehes la length, hi a huge bowlder. Every Sa and scal9 ot the ash was as plainly marked ia tho rock as if out by a skilled artist Masy people wonder how trout get in streams above hl)C4 falls. They were doubtless there 'before the falls were made, as from this foseH H is evi dent that there were trout In the streams of Oregon In prehistoric ages. Mr. DttMagaam intends to go oat some day aad catek that fossil trout with, a hammer aad chisel. A farmer oa Bullskin Prairie had a drove ot 12 half-crown geese killed and swal lowed by rattlesnakes east ot Hartford City, Ind., a few days ago. The geese were observed' early in tho day by a gang ot telephone men at work, aad their strange aetieas were com mented on. but the cause was not discovered until toward evening, when the one remaining goose was rescued from a circle of rattlesnakes., and several of the reptiles were killed, their, bellies distended with the geese they Bad Swal lowed. One of the rattlers was an eaeraoaa fellow, about 5 feet ia leagth. Germans are ansiouly -awaiting Mm final verdict In a very peculiar case which re cently came before the German courts. Two ladies of Wesel, it seems, made a comptakit be fore a magistrate some time ago taateaeot their neighbors was the owner 'of iiMtt whose load crewiag dfstaraed tasi'sA sabers every Bleat Tbe magistrate deeMed state taelv noise was disorderly and fined the owner et the rooster, "because he did not prevent the ani mal from crowing at night" An appeal from this decision was taken to the higher cert,bat without success. Now, it appears, the owner of tbe objectionable rooster has appealed to tha highest tribunal in the country. He argues that his rooster only exercises his natural right when be crows, and that a rooster Is a very use ful and necessary animal. "Without roosters," be explains, "there would be bo heas, aad if we bad no bens there would be no eggs. Stece, therefore, we cannot do without hens aad eegs, . we cannot do withont roosters either." The case so far has been rather expensive for the defendant but he la of good cheer and hopes to carry the day by bis logical argumeat One of the most wonderful manufaerares of recent growth is that of catsup. A great number ot factories hare- originated la tne past ten years, and competing- brands are as plentiful as those la any line of manufactured articles. Tomato catsup has ce&quered the world. In our younger days our mothers used to pnt up a supply about this time every year for winter use, and It was a condiment occas ionally served at table. Now It has taken its glace with tbe salt and pepper in daily use. ome people eat it three times a day, andmaay millions of gallons are required to supply tbe annual demand. This popularity of catsnp has made tomatoes as profitable a crop as wheat and many farmers plant acres ot vines every ysir Just to supply tbe cstsnp factories; at 2) cents a bushel an acre of tomatoes is always profitable. Tbe farmer simply fills his wagon bed with the ripe fruit and hauls the load to town. There la no waste, for the riper the fruit the better for catsup. The old world 14 liow using American catsup, and the trade is always on the increase. FUNNY MENS FANCIES. , . wnt.i, t. -i, T.lna'tOitnV Cholly Which is wight, Idoat thins; or "limn now Miss Flypps-Inyour csseeither.-Xrr.HSBft Bxprtit. "We j-ead of a Kentucky man whowas paralyzed by a mosquito bite. It Is a wonder that the bite didn't paralyze the mosquito.-Teio BVtingt. A Fall in Live Slock. Gaggs (as Stub toes rails fuil length on enterlng.the dining room) la he one of our regular boarders? Waggs Oh, no; he merely dropped Is for din ner. Detroit fret Prut. ... Only "Words. "Pa, what's the difference tweena cutter and a Utter the signs tell about!" "Same thing, my son. My barber's such a beastly cutter that he's litter to adorn a slaughter house. ' 'Detroit Free Prat. Truth lor Once. Giles I'm? glad I let that fellow have the small loan. He seemed over whelmed with gratitude, and said he could never repay me. t Merrltt That was strange. He told you the truth. Harper' Bazar. "When They Lick Them. Mis langham. yon Americans use the name of Georxe Wash ington very frequently, do you not? Mr. De Yank Yes, Indeed. Why. "George" Washington" has been on every one's tongue since postage stamps were Invented. Xtw loft Sun. ' Excited Messenger Mr. "Wiseman, your' house has just been destroyed by fire. Venerable Author-Was nothing. saved? , Messenger Very little. AH your early books and manuscripts were burned. Venerable Author Thank heaven '. Chicago Tribune. I Visitor You don't mean to say that you. do sewing Sundays? now can you do such a wicked thing? Lady of the House-O I but yea know, I always sit at the back window. Visitor -O, welt that's a dlnerent thing, of course. Boston Transcript. A Similarity of Terms. Old Moneybags (on whose daughter Sprigs Is sweet) You young rascal, what did you mean by telling people that 1 was an old pirate? Sprigs (who ought to anow)-M didn't sir. I only said that you were a free booter, and I can prove that Ktv Xork Sun,. 8unday School Teacher I need not ask" you. children, whether there has ever been a man since Samson's time as strong as he was. AH ot yon probably know there was not Small Boy (recently from Texas) Yes, tber'hasl I've heard maw say my Uncle Kufbs could hold up a- whole railroad train all by hlsself. Chicago Tribune. ' The Romance of Reality. 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