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VAS f' r -- 4 i V . -f - i'1 -5'Tf"-P.W tJ' Mi- gf THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, FEIDAT, OCTOBER 4; 1889. r r L BSpIclj. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, -1MB. VoL, J. a.239. Entered at l'lttsburg 1'ostofflce. November 11, isS7, as second-class matter. Eusiness Offlce--G7and89FifthAvenue. News Rooms and Publishing-House--75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Boom 45, Tribune Building. iwYork. Average net circulation of tlie dally edition of 'The UisrATCnior tli months ending August 51, j 18S9, as sworn to before City Controller, 30,045 Copies per issue. Average net circulation or the Sunday edition or The Dispatch for three months ending August 21, 1SSS, 55,643 Copies per Issue. TEttMS OF TUB UISBAICU. TOSTAOE FETE IX THE CJOTED STATES. UA1LT DISPATCH, One 1 ear 8 00 Dailt Dispatch, Per Quarter 2 00 Dailt Dispatch, One Month TO "DAILT DIsrATCH. Including Sunday, 1 year. 10 00 Daily DisrATCH, Including Sunday, Jm'ths. 2 SO Daily Dispatch, including Sunday, l month 90 fcrxDAT Dispatch, One Year : 60 V eeklt Dispatch, One lear 1 a The Daily Dispatch Is delivered bv carriers at S¢s per week, or Including Sunday edition, at SCcents per -week. PITTSBURG, FRIDAY. OCT. 4, 1839. AKOTHEB H0HS0E FOE THIS YEAB. The unusually large list of fatal accidents which have occurred in this country during the current year, was again swelled yester day by a terrible steamer explosion on the Mississippi, by which about 40 lives were lost. In such accidents the immediate cause is rarely discovered, and this seems to be no exception. All that can be told for certain is that the boilers of the steamer Corona, of the Onachita Consolidated Line, exploded as the vessel was opposite Port Hudson, a little before noon yesterday. Forty men and women, in round numbers, were killed by the explosion or drowned, and the loss of life would have been far heavier had not the steamer City of St Louis been near enough to render prompt assistance. Of late years the explosion of boilers on river steamers has been of rare occurrence. The days of careless and irresponsible owners, and of captains more anxious to outstrip a rival packet than to make a safe vovnge, have long gone by. The explosion of "the Corona's boilers is the harder to ac count for because this was her first trip this season, and she had only recently been sub jected to a thorough course of overhauling and repairs. It will be well if this ccci dent leads to a prompt and proper inspection of the boilers of all steamers plying on the waterways in which Pittsburg is immedi ately concerned. TEE T0UB BEGTJK. The tonr of the International American Congress has begun most auspiciously. "Washington put on her fairest autumnal dress yesterday, and when the triin bore the delegates away only the President pro Urn. of the Congress was left behind. The representatives of our Southern neighbors, and their hosts, will not need a President of any sort to insure their enjoyment oi the picturesque nursery of the United States army, "West Point They will be delighted, or course, with the splenaid scenery of the Hudson river, and the peerless situation of the academy itself; while it will be won derful indeed if the unspeakable cadets do not march straight into the affections of the martial denizens of South America. It is to be strongly desired, however, that our gaests from the South will not gather the impression from their initial experience at "West Point that this nation sets great store by its fighting men. Even if it were possible, it is not the true policy of the "United States to bid for the friendship and alliance ol the South American States throush a show of physical force and war like armaments. "What is wanted and Secretary Blaine stated it clearly enough in his happy speech on Monday to effect by this tour is to bring the South Americans to a thorough comprehension of this nation's ad vance in the arts of peace; of her wondrous manufacturing and commercial interests, and of the sincerity of thiscontinent's desire to be knit by ties of trade and mutual inter est to that more southerly. So, while we hope that Crow's Nest and the other crand mountains and the incom parable Hudson itself, binding their feet with silver, may charm their eyes, and the dexterity and discipline of the cadets may not fail to fire their hearts, we must look for the impressions to be made later to accom plish the grand ends on account of which this congress was called. PURE JUSTICE WAKIED. Judge "White did not pitch his remarks to the grand jury yesterday in too harsh a key. Indeed, if he erred at all, it was on the side of leniency The words of the Court ought to be remembered by future grand juries. Judge "White put the case mildly when he said: The grand jury's powers are very large, but it must not be forgotten that the jury is under the control of the law. You should, therefore, be careful to do your whole duty, so that the character of your work may not be questioned. The crand jury should conform to tho hours of the court and to expedite business hold two sessions a day. It is a useless expenditure of money when your sessions drag along from six to eight weeks when the work could be done in half the time. You should complete your work as rapidly as possible. So many men, and notably lawyers, doubt the utility of the continuance of the grand jury as a part of the machinery of our courts, that it is not tolerable at all that the grand jurors should fail to perform faith fully and fully all that they are bound by oath to do. If the institution is itself an encumbrance upon the course of justice, how much greater an abuse it must become .if the grand jury neglects its duty or per verts its power. There ought to be no glossing over the danger of misconduct, willful or by negligence on the part of jurors, crand or petit. As the grand jury stands to-day it isnearly if not actually the fount of justice itfelf. Befoul its waters and all the river oi justice will be tainted. And the community wherein justice is not adminis tered uprightly is on the highway to ruin. "V7AEBI0B M'KINLEY AS A SEER. Major McKinley, of Ohio, never opens his mouth to talk but he says something to the point He said several things of mo ment and pertinency to a Dispatch corre spondent yesterday. As a man Major Mc Kinley is modest, and as a Republican politician he comes as near possessing mod esty as a politician of any creed may. He also has a fondness for speaking the truth as he believes it to be. Consequently when he discusses the situation from a personal and from a political standpoint there is more real value in his words than can be found in most politicians' utterances. , The programme Major McKinley out lines for Congress is not calculated to charm statesmen who like peace and quiet 1 and a seat on the fence. He fLots not ex pect to get the Speakership without a hard struggle, but he thinks his chances are good. That's fight number one. Then he is sure the Republican majority intend, to confirm their rights as a majority by alter ing the rules of the House, which promise in their present shape to enable the Demo cratic minority to ruin if they cannot rule. That's fight number two. By way of an other foreshadowing of blood upon the Con gressional moon Major McKinley says that the Republicans are resolved to settle the negro's status in Southern politics once and for all this ses sion. This means that the Republican ma jority want to have it clearly decided whether or not the negro in the South shall be allowed to cast his vote and to have it counted. The amount of fighting such an undertaking must entail no one can foresee. It will be a critical period in Congress. As to tho trend of the contest in Ohio, the Major predicts Foraker's victory by 50,000 votes. Rut his doubt as to the complexion of the Legislature is very, very significant The Senate may escape Murat Halstead yet BURNING LOVE LETTERS. Next to never writing and never receiving love letters, there is nothing more commend able than the burning of them. And yet some thought ought to be taken as to the time and place for the conflagration. "We are reminded of the necessity of forethought in this matter by a dispatch tele graphed yesterday from Mexico de scribing the fate of a young lady of Morelia who essayed to destroy her love letters, and came very near de stroying herself. Yet this Mexican maiden ought to have known that the roof of a hotel was not the place on which to make a bon fire of her best young man's epistolatory affection. Her dress caught fire, and'she was burned so horribly that only slight hopes of her recovery are entertained. Our candid advice to young women about to prove their love letters by fire is to choose almost any place but the roof of their abode for the auto da fe. Lighting a fire in such an exposed spot, if not certain to result as disastrously as in the Mexican girl's case, is at least tolerably certain to attract un favorable attention and possibly the fire de partment The furnace in the cellar is about as convenient a crematory as can be con ceived. One by one the letters can be cast upon the coals, or rather in Pittsburg upon the gas jets, and no matter how full of gush and sighs and kisses they may be, the furnace will keep on with the good work till nothing but shadowy cinders of the billets doux remain. A pretty conceit, which ought o be if it is not already popular, would be to catch these ashes and preserve them in small two-ounce vials, on which the name or initials of the author of the letters in question might be nicely handpainted. The accumulation and ordering of these miniature urns would afford plenty of exercise and amusement to the average girl of the period. Bulletins from New York to the effect that confidence is increasing in the money situation probably mean that confidence is lessening in Gould. The Turks are longing for Emperor "Will iam to visit them because a prophecy exists which says that a one-armed monarch from a foreign country shall prove a shield which shall effectually defend Turkey from the grasp of the dreaded Muscovite. And Em peror "William is so sensitive to any refer ence to his dwarfed arm that he will stay away from Constantinople because of the noise the prophecy has made. Turkey's luck is of very poor quality nowadays. That Hew Yorker should have been more careful where he threw his dynamite bomb. Somebody ought to have told him it was liable to go oft If the lawyers will only prove that all the streets of this city exist in direct contra vention of the Constitution, and that no body may walk abroad without a permit, the growth of this community will be greatly advanced. Lawyers may walk on the streets, of course, as they have walked on the Constitution. The race question came very nearly being solved vesterdav. when one colored man with a shovel handle chased another all over "Wylie avenue. The office of Pension Commissioner is still seeking a man, and some great statesmen at "Washington are showing Mr. Harrison what he ought to have done before he dis charged Corporal Tanner with all the won drous clearness of hindsight to aid them. It is a pity any thought of money, or any quarrel over claims, should drag the name of poor Johnstown through the mire of dis sension. Rather strange they are making such a fuss about one man being away from Char tiers so long. Kobody stops to think that about sixty-five million people have been away from Chartiers for a long time. Only two more successors to Tanner's place yesterday. Has material run out, or are politics really degenerating? Mubat Halstead says Candidate Campbell is a thief, and Mr. Campbell gen tly retorts that Murat Halstead is a double liar. The politeness of Ohio politics is their distinguishing characteristic. Dubinq his engagement here Booth has risen to the occasion so often he must be quite tired of standing up. A balmy touch of Indian summer yes terday almost made the world forget that it is quite time to half-sole last year's ulster and let it come to life with a new complex ion by dyeing. "Will the Pittsburg baseball nine please stay in either fifth or sixth place long enough to be counted? Pittsburg is surely a cosmopolitan city in every sense, when the mere announce ment of German Day at the Exposition crowded that place to the doors. CATHOLIC ORDERS. Tho Meeting of Two of the Most Noted in the Eternal City. Rome, October 6 Fra. Aloysius Canali, of Lanna, was elected Superior General of tho Franciscan Order at the General Chapter as sembled to-day in the International College of San Antonio, in Borne. More than 100 -provincials of the order from all parts of the world were present. The New York-Connecticut dis trict was represented by Father Anacletns, of St Anthony of Padua's Church, New York. Fra. Aloysius succeeds Fra. Bernardino de Portogruaro, who has filled the office since 1869 by special concession of the Pope. The Angus tinian Chapter Just concluded here has resulted in the election of Rev. Father Sebastian Jlartinello as Vicar General. He is a brother pf the late Cardinal Martlnello. Verv Iter, into i&araeto, n. v., vicar uenerai of Dakota) has been appointed Bishop of Br, Cloud, Minjn., ol the new dioceses created in the province of St. Paul. .THE TOPICAL TALKER. She Ilnd n Can-lace In Hor Mind Thnt Set tics It A Cczr Roam A Male's Mercy. It is astonishing to what lengths some people will go who desire to appear richer, wiser or more beautiful than they really are. For Instance, as I was lea vine a city railroad station the other day, a lady with whom I have a slight acquaintance, passed in front of me. As she came to the curb she turned and bowed with great graciousness to me. Then she" In spected a carriage and pair drawn up just there very carefully; almost touching the coachman's coat, so closely did she regard him. It was plain that she wished it to be seen that she was expecting a carriage to meet her, and was really not quite sure whether the equipage at band was hers or not. A look of vexation crossed her face and she looked up and down the street anxiously. Two minutes later as I boarded a horse car I saw this same lady comfortably esconccd In a corner of the public vehicle. The show of waiting for a purely imaginary carriage had been given for the benefit of this lady's feliow travelers on tho train. She nerer bad a car riage, and had no more expectation of being met by one at -tho station than honest little Mrs. Tnbbs, the laundrywoman, who trudged across the bridge that very day. On Tuesdaynight justas tho curtain wontup on the second scene of "Hamlet" a gentleman in evening dress, whose fierce mustache and goatee suggested fire-eating proclivities. marched down the right aisle of the Opera House parquet to a front seat, sat down, and then, with a very fierce expression upon his face, strode up the aisle again Into tho foyer and out of the theater. A gentleman who saw this singular per formance said to me, "That reminds me of an incident which took placo In this very theater about a dozen years ago. It waswhile Fanny Davenport was playing an engagement here. A young man, who was a clork at tho Union Depot Hotel, after a rather lively priming with the boys went to the Opera House. He was a good-looking fellow with a black mustache, and the figure be cut that night was given color by his new light overcoat and high silk hat. By the time he reached the theater it was pretty full; so was he. But he bought a ticket for a parquet seat right down front, and with toler ably steady steps he made his way to it. It was in the middle of a scene. What the play was I don't remember. As ho reached his scat, and was divesting himself of Ids loud overcoat, Fanny Davenport came down the stage to the footlights, and said to the villain who was courting her, but with her eyes to the audience; 'I can never love theer "She said it with great emphasis, and the handsome hotel clerk rose from his seat, took up bis bat and overcoat and saying, in a loud voice. Well, that settles it!' retraced his steps up the aisle, while the audience burst Into a roar ot laughter and applause." . TnE insinuations which have been made against the sobriety of Sewickley, because an immense stack of what are apparently cases of bear decorates the platform of the Fort Wayne Railroad station tLere almost daily, are not justifleiby the facts in the case, or cases. The latter contain milk from the Dairy Company, and not beer. The wicked people who reside above and below Sewickley, and who are not unnaturally jealous of that charming place, should examine a case thoroughly before render ing a verdict. "Mbs. Blikkeb's parlor would be as cheer ful and pretty as a street car waiting room if it only had a few cuspidors," was the way a gen tle creature described another gentle creature's reception room to me the other day. . The colored race may not bo favored by for tune in some places, but surely one colored gentleman of Allegheny ought to thank heaven that be is alive to-day. "When I saw him he had just caught a run away mule. How did he catch it, do you sup pose? It was a big sort of purple-tinted mule with immense quarters, and this foolhardy negro had stayed its wild career by seizing hold of the breeching and hanging on to it. Why the mule did not exercise Its glorious privilege and kick its captor into kingdom come only the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter can say. Any undertaker would have been justified in beginning to make a coffin for that colored gentleman the moment he began his interview with the mule. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. Mbs. Laxgtby has made 600,000 during her short career on the stage. Madame Bakrios, the widow of the late President of Guatemala, is the happy mother of 11 children. Her home on Fifth avenue. New York, Is made lively by this large family, who speak English with a charming accent. Robert Louts Stevenson, a few years ago found it very difficult to get any of his stories accepted by the magazines. Now he cannnot write them fast enough. His health is delicate, but his imagination vivid and romantic, and all his stories have a weird and ghostly back ground. Mbs. Leland Stanford baa the most valuable collection ot diamonds in the world, except the crown jewels of Russia and Great Britain. One of her necklaces is worth 600,000, and her entire collection is valued at $2,000,000. The rarest gems from the caskets of the ex Queen Isabella of Spain and the ex-Empress Eugenie are now owned by Mrs. Stanford. Lotta is the richest actress in the United States. Her fortune is estimated at 51,000,000, all made on the stage during the last 20 years. She bas never married, although it is said she was in love with Joseph B. Polk, the clever ac tor who married Miss Julia Parker, formerly of the stock company of the Holliday Street Theater, Baltimore, but who retired from the stage upon her marriage.. Bret Haute became a novelist by accident It happened in this way: He was the editor of the Overland Magazine, and failing to secure a story of California life, he wrote one him self. It was "The Luck of Roaring Camp," which was received with a storm of abnse on the Pacific coast. In the East, however, it had an immense success, and was the commence ment of his literary fortune. Mbs. Faik, tho divorced wife of ex-Senator Fair, of Nevada, lives in a palace on Nob's Hill, San Francisco. She is a large, fine-looking Irish woman, with more plain, common sense than education and refinement. When her husband was a miner, working hard and making little, she was his helpmate and main stay, living with him in bis cabin, cooking his food, washing his clothes, and encouraging him by her bright, sunny society. George W. Cable was a bookkeeper in a New Orleans cotton broker's office, working from morning to night on a pitiful salary, when he was discovered by Scribner's Magazine, and his first story of Creole life was published in that periodical. Previous to going into the counting room he had made a miserable fail ure in a newspaper office, his religious scruples not allowing him to go to the theater to criti cise a play. He has, however, bravely over come these early scruples, for he has since written plays. ROMANCES OP THE BIBLE. The Dispatch Leads the Way Into New Fields of Literature. On Bunday next Tub Dispatch will com mence the publication of Biblical romances, written by four of the most eminent novelists of the day Prof. Georg Ebers, H. Rider Hag gard, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Rev. Her bert D. Ward. Prof. Ebers will open the se ries with a powerful story, entitled "Joshua," the scenes of which are laid in Egypt and Asia about the tlmo of the exodus of the He brews from Egypt and their subsequent wan derings in tho wilderness. Prof. Ebers is fa mous as an Egyptologist, and is the author of "Serapis," "Uarda" and "An Egyptian Princess," all of which were warmly received by press and public Another remarkable feature of next Bun day's Dispatch will be the publication of a novelette, entitled "One August Night In '61," for which Wilkle Collins furnished the plot, this being the last literary work done by that eminent author before his death. Another Man SladeHappy. Washington, October & The Postmaster General has appointed David P. Liebhardt, ot Indiana, Superintendent of tho Dead Letter Office, Postofflce Department, at 2,500 per annum, vice George B. Hall, ot Minnesota, re signed. Captain Llebbsrdrls about S years old, is highly esteemed in the Grand Army, and Is indorsed as an able business man. u OUR RELATIONS WITH CHINA. Tho New Mongolian Minister Presented to President Harrison. Washtnotos-. October 3. Air. Tsui Twoyin, the newly appointed Chinese Minister to the United States, was to-day presented to the President by Secretary Blaine. The Minister's address was as lollows: Mr. President: Siu-I have the honor to deliver to yonr Excel lency the letter which my august sovereign, the Emperor of China, has addressed to yon, accredit ing me as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United btates. it became my duty to accept this Important charge to which I was called, and I assume It with pleasure, feel lnjt a greater degree of confidence that I may sus cessfully accomplish the duties or my mission, because of your Excellency's well known high sense and generous courtesy. It will be my con stant aim to maintain and strengthen the amicable relations which now exist between China and the United States. Sir, 1 beg leave to offer you my earnest wishes for your personal happiness, ror the succcs of the Government of which you are the distinguished chief, and for the prosperity of the people Oi the United btates. The President replied: Mb. Minister It affords me 6incero satisfac tion to receive from your hands the letter bv which your august sovereign, the Emperor of China, credits i on In the duality of Envov Extra ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Government of the United States. I am pleased to observe the confidence yon feel and express, that in the discharge of the important duties of ?our mission you may rely upon my co-operation o malntiln the existing relations of good will between the two countries. 1 assure you that It shall be my pleasure to second any efforts having for their object the accomplishment of this pur pose. 1 oiler you In return my desires for the peace, happiness and prosperity of the Empire of China and its people, under their sovereign's benlficentrule. I also add my sincere wish for your health and happiness during your residence in this capital. POOD ADULTERATION. The Startling Report Made by tho Minne sota State Chemists. Minneapolis, October 3. Tho report of Dairy Commissioner Ives was filed yesterday. It is comprehensive and shows that the law passed last winter compelling the examination and analysis ot food products has been faith fully carried out by State Chemists Eoerman, of St. Paul, and Drew, of Minneapolis. Under the law the Commissioner is given authority to examine lard, cheese, milk, cream, bntter, vinegar, wines, liquors, baking powder, cream of tartar and food product that contains cotton seed oil or terra alba. Dr. Drew's report shows that 249 articles were analyzed by him since August 1 last. Ten out of 11 samples ot milk were found deficient in fat. Twenty-five sam pies of baking powder were analyzed. Four were found to be cream of tartar baking pow ders, two were phosphate baking powders, and 19 were alum powders. Out of 65 samples sold as elder vinegar, 13 were spurious cider vinegars and 31 were col ored low wine vinegars. Nineteen saniplosof malt vinegar were below the legal limit of acidity. Thirty-seven out of 63 samples of lard examined were adulterated with cotton seed oil. Six out of ten samples of olive oil con sisted largely of cotton seed oil. Of 23 samples of cream of tartar two only were satisfactory, the remainder being made up of mixtures of tartaric acid, acid calcium, phosphate starch, terra alba, and in somo instances alum. Tho report of Associate Chemist Eberman shows substantially the same results. A BIG EAILWAI DEAL. Spreading Ont of a System That Is to Cover All of Canada. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! New Yoke, October 3. With tho view of merging the control and concentrating finan ciering of the St. Paul, Minnesota and Mani toba Railroad Company, it has been deter mined to organize a now corporation. It will be a function of the new concern which bas been organized under the title of the Great Northern Railway Company, to provide for the development of the business and for the necessary exten sions of the present system. A large part of the extensions to the Manitoba system has been made by other corporations, the securi ties of which have been largely acquired for the benefit ot the stockholders. This company now holds such securities, and other property to the amount of over 22,000,000, the par value of which, 11,750,000, has been deposited as security for S3,000,000 collateral trust mortgage bonds. The directors are of the opinion that the value of these securities can be most readily applied to the benefit of all stockholders by transferring them, for a sufficient considera tion, to a new corporation, which should under take the charge of all the railways now man aged or controlled by the company, together with the necessary extensions, guaranteeing regular and permanent dividends on tho pres ent stock. A C0L0EED B0ULANOEE. Blanch K. Brace Elected n Convention Dclogntc From Fonr Counties. ISrECIAL TELEOKAM TO IDE DISPATCB.1 Washington. October 3. "I don't think the Northern press has qnite done justice to our Mississippi Boulanger." said Mr.Ralpb Bollin to the correspondent of The Dispatch to-day. Mr. Bollin is a prominent attorney, a former official of the Attorney General's office, dis missed by Cleveland on account of his Repub licanism. "And who is the Mississippi Boulanger?" "Blanch K. Bruce, the colored ex-Senator and ex-Register of the Treasury. Wo call him Bonlanger because he was elected a delegate to the late State convention from no less than four counties, the largest and most populous in the State. The districts elected dele gates to the county conventions, which in turn elected delegates to tho State convention. Bruce was elected in his own county of Warren, in which Vicksburg is situated, Hlnes, in which is Jackson, the State capital, and from Bolivar and Leake counties. It is the first case of the kind that I know of in the United States. Then in the State conven tion Bruce was elected temporary and perma nent chairman by acclamation, though tbe con vention was composed largely of whites." MICHIGAN MAI GET IT. Tho President Considering Her Claims for the Supremo Court Vacancy. rSFZCIAI. TBLEQKAK TO IHB DIBPATCB.t Washington, October a Senator McMil lan called on the President to-day to urge tho claims of the State of Michigan to the vacancy on tbe bench of the Supremo Court He came away somewhat hopeful. Not withstanding the reports that havo been circulated of late with bo mnch appearanco of truth, it is learned to-night on the highest authority that at no time has tho President thonght seriously of appointing Attorney Gen eral Miller to the place. The appointment will not be made till after the meeting of Congress. Of tho long list of candidates for the place, the two men with the stroneest backing are Judgo Henry B. Brown of the United States District Court, Detroit and Alfred Russell, of tho same city, a lawyer. CHICAGO WANTS THAT FAIB. Eight Millions Ttnlsed and Sixteen Ohio Congressional Pledges Secured. Chicago, October a At to-day's meeting of the Chicago World's Fair Finance Committee a message was read from President Hill, of the Manitoba Railroad, subscribing $25,000 per sonally to the Chicago guarantee fund. The brewers and distillers In Chicago, subscribed $300,000. Total subscriptions to date aggregate 88.000,000. It was announced this afternoon that 16 Ohio Congressmen have pledged themselves to vote for Chicago. DEATHS OF A DAT. Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson. Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson died at the old Don aldson homestead, Snowden township, on Tues day afternoon, at the age of 03 years. Mrs. Don aldson had been very feeble for somo time, and early In beotcmber she slipped and fell lu her home, breaking one leg at the thigh, bhe grew weaker every day. and her pain was very great, until she was released by death. Mrs. Donaldson, nee Morrison, was the widow of William Donald son, of Snowden township, and was born in Washington county. Pa., January is. 1795. Among Mrs. Donaldson's children may be men tioned: Henry, of bnowden, at whose home she died. Dr. Donaldson and W. Donaldson, of Can onsburg. and Mrs. Miller, of Snowden. Mrs. Donaldson was burled at Bethlehem yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Peter Bolster, Jr. Peter Bolster, Jr., son of cx-Aldcrman Peter Bolster, died at his home, 90 High street, Alle gheny, on Wednesday last, at the early age of 25 years. The deceased was a highly popular young Alleghenlan, and a member of Twin City Council No. 121, Jr. O. U. A. M., and of Carpenters and Joiners' Union Mo. 237. of Allegheny. Ills funeral wlU leave bis parents' residence on High street at 2 r.U. on Friday, October 4. Y. n. Wntson. ATLAsnc City. N. J., October s. w. n. Watson, of Leetonia, O., dledsuddcnlytblsmorn Ing of apoplexy In his cottage here. Deceased was tbe founder of the Leetonia Reporter, and at various periods of lire acted as editor of tho Louisville MutuaiAit, Mew Philadelphia Mam and Dover WeetlyArgm. " A CENTER OP GAIETY. A Series of Assemblies to bo Held at the Slonongahela House by Cotillon Clubs General Society News. The old-time Monongahela House will figure this fall and winter as a center of gayety. Some of its austere conservatism will melt away in the sprightliness of youth and beauty. Society people have found out that since the recent improvements in tbe big hotel it has the most magnificent assembly room in town. This is nearly 100 feet long, having been made by tear ing out the gentleman's parlor on the first floor. A series of assemblies will be held at the Monongahela House this winter by two new cotillon clubs. The first will be held on Friday, October 25, by tbe Monongahela Club. The dances will be something brilliant. The club numbers 40 gentlemen on its books, and the limit has been placed at SO. The following are the officers: President, A- S. Beymer; Vice President, C. J. Schultz; Secretary. L, H. HornersTreasnrer.T. E. McClure; and it in cludes Frank Stewart. P. L. Craig, Frank Johnson, George Craij', Thomas Atterbury, W. J. McCance, John McCormick, Sam Nease, Thomas McMillan, L. W. De Haven. Watt Foster, etc A series of seven dancing parties is contemplated, occurring at intervals of about three weeks. Tbe time will be from 9 till 2, with snpper at 12 o'clock. The Allegheny Club is the name of another new society devoted to the votaries of terpsl chore which has its headquarters at tbe same botel. Its promoter is Mr. I. G. Ihmsen, and its first dance is set for October 29 at the Monongahela. A EOMANTIO MATCH. Tho Marrlnce- of Miss Milllo Wood and Mr. Louis Spoer. There was a tinge of romance in the wedding of Miss Millie Wood and Mr. Loui3 Bpeer, which took place yesterday evening at the home of the bride, just over tho city line in the West End. Since her infancytbo brido bas been known everywhere as "Millie Woods," the daughter of Captain John A. Wood, tho extensive coal operator. Only on August 24 last was the secret of ber life made public through an application to the Orphans' Court for a chango of tbe young lady's name. It was there stated that her parents' name was Cooper. Captain Wood took charge of her when she was only 3 years of age. her parents havlnggone to England. That was 15 years ago. The Court allowed her to be come legally Millie Wood by name, tbe adopted daughter of the capitalist. This action was taken at that time in anticipation ot tbe event yesterday. The girlhood home of tho brido was trans formed into a perfect bowerf or the celebration. Deft and nimble fingers of friends with an abundance of cut flowers and plants from Cap tain Wood's conservatory accomplished great results. The dining room was especially attractive. Two of the memorial cherry trees with their bright green leaves were prominent there, with graceful vines twined around the base of each. The buffet was bright with cut flowers. The library mantels were a solid mass of salvia and green. Tbe back parlor mantel was a huge snowbank ot white geraniums and lantanna, while the storm king fuschia reigned supreme in tbe front parlor. Tbe arch between the two rooms was heavily festooned with a fine green vine. Under this arch the bridal pair, Miss Millie Wood and Mr. Louis Sneer, were escorted by two ushers, Mr. James B. Wood, a brother of the bride, and Mr. Frank Livingston, of Sewickley. There, kneeling on white hastocks, thev were made one by Rev. C. E. Locke, of the Smithfleld Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. Robert Miller, of the Birmingham Street Methodist Church, both being brothers-in-law ol the bride. Tbe bride was arrayed in a heavy cream silk brocade decollete, and entralne, especially tasteful as white rose buds caught all the drapings. White slippers and gloves were worn and a boauet of white rose buds carried. A handsome ornament of precious stones gleamed, the only jewelry worn. The ceremony took place at 7.30 p. M., and Mendelssohn wedding march was played by Mrs. John Wood, Jr. The reception which followed was a very enjoyable affair. About 200 prominent society people were present to whom a tempt ing repast was served. Among notables from abroad was the editor of the New Orleans Times-Democrat, and Captain B. D. Wood, a brother of Captain John A. Wood, of New Orleans. The groom is a yonng man in tho employ of Captain John A. Wood. The presents in cluded everything that this artistic ago could produce. MARRIED IN CRAFT0N. Miss Harriet Redman Ilnys and Sir. E. E. Stewnrt Are Happily Wedded. A hundred or more guests assembled at tho reoldence-of Mr. James R. Redman, at Crafton, last night, participants in the festivities attend ing the marriage of bis niece,' Miss Harriet Redman Hays, daughter of Mr. Milton D. Hays, to Mr. Etmer'E. E. Stewart, general agent of the Armenia Insurance Company. The occasion will be treasured by all who were present as one of the most enjoyable events that brightens life. The arrangements were perfect. A special train conveyed the guests from the city to Crafton at 8 p. M., and at the close of the festivities, which were prolonged until 2 o'clock in the morning, brought them back to tbe city. The marriage ceremony took place at 9 o'clock, the Rev. David Jones, of the First M. P. Church, officiating. Miss Fannie Cooke was maid of honor; Miss Nelly Brunt and Miss Milla Rhodes, bridemaids: Horace F. Lowry and Will G. Stewart were groomsmen, and Hamilton Brunt and Will T. Espy ushers. The bride wore a white satin princess cos tume, cut low, and elaborately draped with white tulle, and carried a bouquet of white roses. The maid of honor wore a white faille silk, walking length; Miss Brunt wore blue snrab silk: Miss Rhodes pink surah silk, and all earned bouquets of white roses. The Toerge Orchestra fnrmshed tho music and Luther the supper. The young couple received numerous tokens of love and good will from their relatives and friends, all appropriate and many costly. After a wedding .trip to Cleve land, Detroit and tha lakes, the young couple will return here and go to housekeeping. CAPT. LEW BROWN MARRIED. Miss Lizzie Peebles Becomes His Hand some, Happy Bride. Tbe marriage of Miss Lizzie Peebles to Cap tain Low Brown was celebrated at tbe home of the bride's parents, No. 143 Arch street, at 6 o'clock last evening. Miss Peebles is the daughter of Mr. Peebles, the well-known archi tect; Captain Lew Brown is tbe popnlar drill master of the Masonic fraternity, and Council man from tho Fourteenth ward. The parlors of the family residence were beautifully decorated with potted plants, ferns' and cut flowers by Patterson. The bridal pair were unattended, save by Mr. Charles Homes, master of ceremony. Rev. McKay, of St. Peter's Church, performed the ceremony. The bride was attired in a very handsome costume of white satin, decollete, with trim mings of white ostrich tips. The entire front was composed of the tips, which gave a pecul iar, soft, wavy effect. White gloves and slip pers completed the costume, with a bouquet of white rosebuds. A reception was held at tbe home of the bride's parents from 7 to 9, which was attended by a large number of fashionable people, friends and relatives of the contracting Sanies. An excellent supper was served by luhn. Tbe wedding presents comprised every thing handsome that could be imagined. The young people departed on the evenine train for a three weeks' visit to New York. Upon their return they will be "at home" to friends on Fifth avenue. East End. In a Soclnl Way. "Chuddy" is the popular chewing gum in Pittsburg. It is a local commodity, and is packed in neat little bon-bon boxes. It is war. ranted to strengthen, beautify and preserve the teeth and aid digestion nothing else. Grafton Station was the scene of a nota ble society event last evening. A very pleasant reception was held at the residenco of Mrs. Mary Battln, at which several hundred guests were received. The Amateur Art Association of the school of design met yesterday afternoon for the first time this season. They intend giving an enter tainment some time this fall that will abound iu originality. Oxidized silver opera glasses are the proper thing just now. If they bear the name of Lemaire a twenty dollar gold piece will just fill the bill. DISPERSING A MOCK MOB. The Massachusetts Militia Is Getting Ready for Actual Business. LYNN, MASS., October 3. A novel and Inter esting feature of the mobilization of the Sec ond Brigade of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia to-day was the storming of a barricade and the dispersing of a sham mob by the troops. The barricade was constructed of carts, wagons, etc., thrown across Market street in the line of march. Tbe troops charged and moved the obstruction and tbe mob was dispersed by tho tiro from two gatllng guns from e.ich battery loaded with blank cartridges, and also by tbe fire from ten-poundera ana sharpshooters. The movements were witnessed by thousands. Captain Ta lor, ot the regular army, detailed by Secretary Proctor, watched (tho concentra- ..V.. M..1 .a...ftvtl vtf Wfe maw uuu HI3 INTENTIONS GOOD. An Important Decision in Relation to Home stead Land Claims. WASHDfGTOK, October a Judgo Lewis A. Groff, tho Commissioner of the General Land Office, has rendered a decision in the case of Johannes Frederick versus Fred Hansel, which came up on appeal from the decision of the local land officers at Benson, Minn. The decision appealed from holds that evidence submitted at tbe hearing shows that Hensel bad failed to comply with the letter of the Homestead law, in that he did not establish an actual residence upon the land within six months after the date of his entry, and had made only occasional visits to the land up to tbe date of the initiation of the contest. This fact is held to show a lack of good faith on his part and his entry is accordingly cancelled. Commissioner Qroff overrules this decision, and says: from an examination of the testimony In tbe record I find theroUowing facts: That claimant admits that be had not established his residence on tbe tract Involved before he received notice of tbe contest. When he made entry therefor his home was with his father, about one mile from the land in dispute, antf during the summer and fall of 188a be helped to cultivate and harvest the crops on his father's farm. Ho found time, however, to break about eight acres on bis own claim, and to fnt up several tons of hay thereon, in July, 1886. n September he quarried rock and built there with a stonewall, or foundation, for a dwelling house Ilia feet: also dug a cellar, in October be collected building materials on the land to the value of J80. In .November he commenced to put up bis bouse, but did not grt it in a habitable con dition, and let it go unfinished during the ensuing winter. As soon as the weather became fit In tha spring of 1837 he resumed operations on his claim, having made his home with bis father during the winter, and at the time of tbe hearing, April 8, 1837, he had his house finished and was occupying it. The claimant was a single man. having no property but a yoke of oxen, and bad to depend upon bis own labor for the means to purchase lumber for building Ms house. lie could not get monev sufficient for that purpose In time to com plete it within six mouths from the date or his entry, bnt he finished It as soon as he could, and was on his claim In ample time to put In a crop during the first season In which crops could be cultivated after he took it. 1 seer no bad faith here, and no cause shown why the claim should not be established. This decision is regarded as important as in dicating the policy of the General Land Office with respect to this class of claiiiR. TREASURE DNDER THE WaTES. A Reward of $25,000 for Finding a Sunken Tnrpentlno Boat. rSPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH. I New Yobk, October 8. There is a little for tune in turpentine drifting somewhere on the broad Atlantic for tbe tug boatman who can find it. It is in the hold ol the Norwegian hark FreyaCaptain Johnson, which was capsized off Cape Henlopen, September 10, In the cy clone. It is valued at $70,000, and was Insured for that amount. The Marine Underwriters have offered a re ward of 525,000 for the bark,and all the idle sea going tugs are hustling for It Tbe tugs Argus and Battler, of Philadelphia, owned by Peter Wright & Sons, started out after the treasure about two weeks ago. They put into Boston on Sunday last for provisions, and steamed away again to-day. It is not un likely that the new steel-hulled tug L. Lucken bacb, which is provided with triple expansion engines, will put out from Norfolk on a cruise for the turpentine-laden bark. The Luckenbach is owned by the Lucken bacn Brothers, of Soutb street, and bas been only a week or so in the service. 8he is said to be tbe finest ocean tug afloat. Nobody knows exactly where the Freya was capsized. She left Savannah for London on August 2S. Her crew of 12 men were rescued from the bark's lifeboat by the Norwegian bark Sorrideren on September 11 and taken to Lewes, Del. PAIR P0LIGAM0DS RECRUITS. More Than 60 Girlish Mormons Imported for Utah's Market. New Yobk, October 3. Tho steamship Wyoming of the Galon Line brought to this port yesterday, 110 Mormon con verts, mostly Germans, from Thuringla. Over half of them were young girls between the ages of 13 and 18 years. The entire lot was grouped in families, and. efforts to discover any of them who were without a legal or natural guardian, so they could be de tained, were of no avail. Superintendent Simpson, of Castle Garden, said, however, that be was confident that many of the elder people who claimed to be the parents of the girls were not related to them, in any way. When they came to Castle Garden they were in charge of an elder, an Englishman, whose name could not be learned, as he came as a saloon passenger. When he entered Castle Garden ne became rather officious, and was ejected from the garden Ay Superintendent Simpson's orders. The entire lot, after being registered, were taken by Agent Gibson, of the Guion Company, to the pier of the Old Dominion Steamship Company, whence they sailed for Newport News. From there they will take the cars to Salt Lane City, where they will have a chance to see whatMormonism really is. EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY. A Peculiar Charge Acalnst tho Chief Justice of Arizona. Washington, October 3. For some time past a vigorous effort has been made to procure the removal of Chief jJustlce Wright, of Arizona, but no one could be found ready to put the complaint against him in proper shape. Formal charges, however, duly signed and sworn to, have at last reached Washing ton, and an investigation has been ordered. The principal accusation, it is said, is that the Chief Justice overrode tho laws of the Ter ritory in several cases, and had a way of im posing the penalty of banishment upon cul prits in place of, or as an alternative, for somo of the punishments prescribed by statute. It is not complained that this practice hadn't a wholesome influence upon the general moral tone of the community by ridding it of bad characters whose offenses were only inade quately provided for in the laws, Dut it Is argued that a magistrate of the rank of a Chief Justice is appointed to expound, not to amend, the system oi jurisprudence A Johnstown Qiao Missing. Chief of Police Harris, of Johnstown, tele graphed to the Pittsburg police yesterday, ask Ing for information concerning Frank R. Devlin and child, who left Johnstown for Pittsburg last Thursday. He said the missing man, who was a merchant in tho flooded city, was a brother to me iwr. rinuw iuuwm ucium, w. w. side. Inspector McKelvcy discovered this to be a misiaKe, uubiearueu uuk mo luioatuj, uiu . .. i .1. -TnM Cal,nTl T Tlavlln nf TTflTftl. wood. Nothing has been learned of his where abouts. District of Columbia Indebtedness. Washington. October a A statement prepared by the United States Treasurer shows that the total indebtedness of the District of Columbia September 30 last was 20,131,330, being a net decrease by oneration of sinking fund and otherwise since July L 1878, of 81,971 8&U The net reduction of Interest charges 13 stated at $137,872, and the total of 3.to per cent, bonds outstanding at 14,033,000. A Surprise In Store. From tbe Baltimore Amerlcan.l It is more than probable that the English syndicates will outdo themselves in trying to corner all the wealth production of this coun try. They are paying extravagant prices for everything, and some day when they balance accounts there will boa surprise for somobody. His Worst Enemy. From the OU City Blizzard. I In all the huffettlngs man receives in his journey through life the kicks that hurt the worst are generally the ones that he gives him self. A LITTLE WORLD. O what care we for the wide old world, tVlth Its kings and queens, and wars and woes T For we havo a world of our own, dear love;, A very small world-but stlU It grows. A little sweet world that floats through space. Unseen by astronomers, known to none But ourselves; and never a whit we care How far awajr It Is from the sun. For Isn't it warm as a fair June day 7 And isn'tit clear asasuulitsea? And Old Probabilities can't send rain To darken that world for you and me. And what do we care Tor Bismarck and Blaine f We've a king (age eight) and a queen (age six) Who hold more power thau any snen men, And are up to all their diplomatist tricks. And what do we care for all thclrships. With which they hope each other to drub. When our young king has a naval display That's grander than theirs In the big tin tub 1 And wby to their stupid courts should we A blessed bit of attention pay, When we can see our queen of the dolls Hold grand receptions every day t And what do we care for their treaties of peace, Their federations and compacts brave. When wo have a union of four true hearts That nothing caa sever except the grave t And how do we know they'll sever then Mayhap God's grace wUl break death's bars, And lt our little world still float Through endless peace beyond the stars. - k - W. . UenOwt on in Harper's Xovng PtoftS, , GLEANED IN GOTHAM. Eloped on His Wife's Money. new'yokb: bttbxau sfecials.1 New Yobk, October 3. Ten days ago John Fitzgerald, of Arlington, N. J., borrowed IW0 from bis wile?' ostensibly to pay bis expenses In Philadelphia while be was looking for work. He left Arlington at once, and bas set re turned. Last night Mrs. Fitzgerald learned that he did not use her money In looking for work, but .to pay tha expenses of eloping with a Newark shop girl, with whom, he was now living, under an assumed name. Mrs. Fitzger ald, took legal measures to-day,to get back what was left of her $100 and to get rid of Mr. Fitz gerald. Seeking Safety at Sea. The steamship Rotterdam brought to this port tonday, Captain G. H. Vansteyn.commasd ing the royal Netherlands navy; Captain D. Hubcrt,of the merchant steamship Nederland, and Mr. DeWeckherliu, who are delegates of the Dutch Government to tbe international maritime conference to be held in Washington, October 16. The object of the conference Is to devise means of securing greater safety for vessels at sea, S. W, Flood, of this city, has just been appointed by the Norwegian Govern ment to represent it at tbe conference. Worked by an Old Singer. John Higgins arrived here from Tacoma, to day, with ESS and ticket to Liverpool by the steamship Indiana. This morning at the dock he made the acquaintance of a respectable looking old man, who professed to have a berth in tbe same stateroom with him. The old man was in trouble. He wanted O00 urgently for something, and was much worried how to get at the $500 in his valise on shipboard. Higgins kindly gave him his 885, and then, according to the old man's directions, went ddwn to the steamship to see how soon they could get on board. Higgins is still looking for the old man and his 885. Tanner Done With Dalzell. There is a padlock on Corporal Tanner's mouth, and some one else has tbe key. As he left the Astor House restaurant this morning he ran into the arms of a dozen reporters wbo had just heard of his arrival late last eight. Be fore any one could ask a question Mr. Tanner exclaimed: "Sorry, gentlemen, but I cannot talk. I have nothing to say." He wandered around to the hotel office, where he repeated the same words: "Gentlemen, I cannot talk." "Are you looking for the United States Mar shalshipT" "No, sir; I am not. I came here altogether on private business nothing else." "What's the news from Montana!" "Who wiU succeed you aa Commissioner f "Idon'tknow." "Heard anything from Dakota to-day7 Do you still consider Dalzell's publication of your letter a breach of confidence?" "Yes, sir; most em phatically." -What's new In Brooklyn? Mr. Tanner, are you looking for any officer' "Isold I bad nothing to talk about I only hope my successor will be a man who will grant the vet erans reasonable pensions. Good morning, gentlemen." This is the strangest Interview with Tanner that was ever reported. , A Murderer Adjudged Insane. Christian Deyhle, the aged inventor, came from Philadelphia to this city on September 12, and murdered Frederick William Gess wein, manufacturer of engravers' tools, be cause Gesswein, with whom he had had unsuc cessful litigation, would riot give him 500 to enable him to get into a home for old men. Dr. Fitch, city examiner in lunacy, reported to District Attorney Fellows to-day, that in bis opinion Deyhle, wbo Is locked up in the tombs, is now insane. 'If this opinion is upheld on a trial, Leyhle will be committed to an asylum. If he recovers his sanity he will be brought back to this city, to be tried for tha murder. Deyhle's grievance against Gesswein was his claim tbat Gesswein had wronged him by in vading his patent for the manufacture of an engraver's lens. THE DREADED YELLOW SCOURGE. A Passenger Dies Soon After His Arrival In Now Orleans. New Okleass, October 3. Enrique De villa, a Colombian Consul, who arrived here from Livingston, Guatemala, by the steamship City of Dallas, October 1 at 8 P. at., died this morning at his residence, on Decatur street, at 1130 of fever. Alter careful investiga tion, the attending physicians pronounced the case yellow fever, and this opinion was con curred in by tbe board of experts wbo ex amined into the matter on behalf of tbe Board of Health. All precautions have been taken by the Board of Health, who announce that there Is no cause for alarm. The impression now seems to be that Devilla had been sick for some time before reaching the Mississippi quarantine station, but in order to get through and prevent detention of tie vessel, he mustered on deck with the passen gers and crew, and that this imprudence made his recovery Impossible. A TERT PECDLIAR PIRE. Burning Pent Does Damngn to the Extent of Over 8100.000. Albert Lea, Mcrcr., October 3. A great peat fire is burningnear Geneva, in this county. It is estimated that 5,600 acres of land has been burned over and 6,000 tons of hay destroyed. Over 170 loads in stacks, owned by L. T.Bell, were burned Tuesday, and every day some .farmer loses more or less. There is no means of saving the bay, as the fire is in the peat,- under the, surface, and It is unsafe to drive a team near it. Experts esti mate the value of the despoiled land at SlOtLOOO, and the damage by burning of hay at 830,000. Oar New Ally. From the Chicago Trlbune.1 China overrun the United States? . Pd like to see the slant-eyed heathens undertake that job! if they meddle with my breweries over there Til blow their country out of water, blabst 'em! I. EulL Well Developed Symptoms. From the Minneapolis Tribune. I John L. Sullivan has all the symptoms so well developed that It is almost impossible to be lieve nlm when he says he is not running for Congress. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. C. P. Duxi. of McVeytown, Pa., Is the owner of a sand mine that turnlshes tho only quality ot sand to be found In this country fine enough and containing tho requisite qualities to be used in the manufacture of American plate' glass that is equal to the best article that can be Imported from France or Belgium. Mr. Dull supplies the Pittsburg factories with this sand material, and they were not able to com pete with tbe foreign glass until it was discov ered that the McVeytown sand was very much tbe same as that which Is dug from the banks of tho southslde of the English channel and German ocean, and which had previously given the French and Belgian product the control of the markets of the world. AN East Liverpool family who cave a tramp a meal about a year ago were surprised by a visit from him again the other day. The man came back, not as a tramp, but as a prosperous man ot business. He was on his way to Cin cinnati, and stopped off to visit his benefactor, to whom he presented a set of gold collar and cuff buttons. AcranaYJtAjrfromOhlo left a hotel at Cape May last summer because the bill of fare contained a dish called "deviled crabs." Ho had b sen wrestling with old Satan f or 20 years, and h j did. not propose to take any chances, At Lean, O , a man was arrested for steal ing a lut"of tools from a mill. Ono of the lookers on at the trial recognized a pair of boots on tho prisoner's feet as his own. After the trial he examined the boots and proved his ptoperty. The boots were taken and given to their owner and the Sheriff went out and purchased a pair of shoes for the prisoner before taking him to jail. as enormous eagle recently alighted on a house in Monongalia county, W. Va., but flew away befor the owner could hunt up bis shot gun. Tub trustees of a church in an Ohio village agreed to sell their old meeting bouse to a cer tain citizen. Bnt when they discovered that he wanted to convert the property Into a saloon tbe bargain was declared off. HniAii Ernr-AIH Bisooksos, of Cay's Cross ing. Sullivan connty, wears a No. 11 boor. Ho boars tha reputation among his neighbors Of beVc something ot a kicker. ewtsriscaMtlliil'pfcilsrtW, i,r" . ;ixwu uuJiuujB mwi win owm appu svk CUKI0US (IfMATlMfrl it ti "J AMhofeeiseataiiites ..'i has ina ,. L . . " ; shr3 -r" wea a KiHtmssoo.- .It . 4a.4nk, Me.. Udr started sstl alea W nd Is ready to m out. , atMildrn,.0 Jete Ellas Kerr, of Haaferf, Cat. k hordW -Saperstltlotu people will mei be si'' 5?2 Lw.tifr' t6at tn8 " - ri o.l3 to have killed more seonia "- otatratooatKrieUwayT9 - "V Th krgest steoah&maer la the Halted 1 States is now In operation at tbe Iatrefce Steel Vv Works. It weighs 30 ton, and Is arraoaed ta ' strike a blow with the foree of 80 tonsv .7 "Grandma" Brawn, of CelWek, N'.H-.who will celebrate ber lOfcfe Mrtfeday anniversary October IT. if she Hves, bad hr eyesight completely restored a few days age. ' The parents of Mr. Koo, aUaeke nf the neMleHcmBtWaAiajrte, sttrewriHetv J'rajnforaiaghfsatB4ttBjlMM sheeted -"8 for him. Ha has neve sees bis pjesjee- A. Philadelphia Inventor k hwy oi s . street car floor, comprfalBe slats Wd oresswtoe . ' i77,.r. "" IB,uuw oaBes, us mews,, to the front SniaaUj roil the peejte V' Miss tfnWIoi;.. nr -i stti Cumberland county, N.Y has a pfeBOwMia A woolen mill at Charlotiesville, Va., has for three successive years obtained tha contract for furnishing the cloth fertfce faH and winter uniforms of the Philadeteiis, letter carrlArs.hatnonnfin.-j ona. ' - -.vwwvntuiwi A Toronto. Ont.. man wax In TMUU. phia and bought a ticket for home, stating t he wanted to em via Twtotnn u.n.tr.K IstOD, N. Y and when be awoke la Lewistea, ", Me BSXt dAV HA VtU tha maAdaar nan ivTJ '.J down u: city has seen for a moath. A. hall and concert were gotten up by an.English clergyman in order to provide the parish with a hearse. This has bees oet-deae byaballwhlohwasheldatDiBKwaM, ! Reg. shire, 86etkad,iaorfer to provide aa ewrat ing table i or the Boss memorial taseMal & tho town. H. Ii. Phaxris- of ftafwtrlor. DiaL iku raised two remarkably big beets. Ohsm meu a wet zincues ib leegia, aa 19$ ISMMBJ In circumference, and weighed 13 psaads. tT1 uu uidwwcu AOCbOlUCUOO 111 iSKBSt. SkSHSJS In.... ... ..1a a .. 1 ..... -u f wm u. buuiuiuefetictj sou wojkbs1jmj Dounds. -&.rr A. Mexican lion has beea sees aad awts by various parties d arise the oast tatee weeks In the neighborhood of Alder Branch, Tex. A grand bunt was organized by tbe farmers ot that, section last Friday, but the beast eluded all search, and still roams at large to the terror of many of tbe denizens of that seetiea. Captain Alexaarkr Kendall, of Nasi ville, hasa horse named Mack tbat be bas taught to perform more than 30 trieks. He can uncork a bottle with all the expertaess of a veteran bartender, and can drink its contents like an old toper. He will ring a dawer eelL carry a dbmer basket, or play see-saw M nat urally as if be was an individual. A former Wilkesbarreman took a party in a heroic tbe other day to call oa Martts Kel loze, of Korwslk, 0 the occasion being Mr. eUogg,sl98d birthday. They fonnd tbe old gentleman In comparatively good health and glad to see them. He told the party that he didn't recollect of seeing any herdlos 130 years ago, Mr. Baldwin brought back home witb bim, as a souvenir, Mr. Kellogg's autograph, which was written in a plain legible baad. The coinage of gold dollars at the Phil adelphia mint is limited to 5,000 a year, aad they are pnt in tbe possession-of the Treasury to make exact change in paying depositors of gold bullion. Application is being eoastaaMy made to the superintendent of tbe 1 slat lor' different amounts of this coin for the purpose of converting them into charms or other arti cles of personal adornment. But the saperio tendent invariably declines to fill such orders.- Amone the dishes served atlhe weddinr luncheon of one of the rleh Chinamen of J-.' x orK me oiner oay were ine louowing: croii-ea tendon1 of ducks' feet, with chicken liver ud sweetened lotus seed, served with watermelon wine; stewed goat tails with cbestnnts, served with hardshell crabs in garlic and Chinese vinegar; pigeon bones fried to a crisp, teen broiled with bamboo-shoots and mushrooms, and fned ducks' tongues, with Imported ham and sharks' fins, with cauliflower. Dillingersville, a small farming village ten miles sonth of Alleatown, Pa., Is enjeyisg the unusual spectacle of a young cat adopting herself into a family of yonng pigs. Levi Shelly, a large farmer. Is the owner of the oat, which was so shy tbat the family was unable tp make friends with it. Last .week a sew pre sented a litter of ten pigs and the cat at obco made friends with the new family. Ever since then pussy has been with them, taking nourish ment from tha same source as the little porkers, and apparently enjoying their society as much as if she actually was one of them. A pamphlet has just been published in Paris in which it is attempted to show tbat tbe first inventor of the phonograph was not Mr. Edison bnt a Frenchman, the late M.Charles Cros. On April 30, 1S77, he sent to the Academy of Sciences, as tbe minutes of that body are said to show, a sealed letter, the contents of '. which may be found in the transactions of tbe 1 Academy of DecemberSof thesameyear, wbea j It was read at tha author's request Tbe com munication was tha description of an apparatus for registering and reproducing sounds by means ot a sounding plate, a needle, and a cylinder. Joaquin Miller says that "in Spokane Falls at tha Grand Hotel I saw a little box with a few dollars of change In it out on the end of the counter in tbe midst of a dozes or two of the daily papers from various place. No one, so far as I ever saw, was in charge of eitherthe papers or the money. Any man who wanted a paper took It. tossed his money Into the box. and took whatever change- was bis. I set this down as an Incontestable sign of pros perity and let us admit, as we bow oar beads in humility to the need ot tbat portion ot tbe Lord's prayer which says 'lead us not into temptation' of honesty, which is thellrst-bom ot prosperity." FANCIES OF FONHYTHBN. It is a wise trout that knows how to read between tbe lines. Qleru falls Republican. They are talking of John I. Sullivan for Congress- He-would feel at home when he struck the ayes and noes. Tenters Statesman The minstrel boy to D. O. has gone in tbe ranks of claimants you'll find bim this father's sword rusts on the wall, but there are claim areata behind hlm.-Puc. "I'm so sorry," she murmured; "I'll be a sister to you." , Tbauis. In my childhood I never had a sister, and I so longed for one- My prayer has been an swered yon are the seventh sister. Pue. ONLY MOETAXS. Experience shows that prudish dames-; Who go to camp revivals -y i- ... ...h. I. ...ftiaUniMH itt AID UVb .(Via. w w .us. ..'- , Among tbe new arrivals. y -vuapr.T? "Ah. deah boy. yon must be cahful; don't ' you know. I am afraid yon will get weal tipsy.;' "Why, lUwwy, you know I nevah dwlnkaay thlnjr." '.3-. "No; but you've been mixing youah chewing gum." Washington Capital. ' " Wanted by His Mother. Tommy Come on out 'n play, Johnny. " Johnny-Can't. Tommy Whatyer gotter stay borne fer? Johnny The stove ltd Is broke and ma wants ms to sit on tbe stove and keep the smoke In. Judge, Very Laudable. "Do yon want to hire a . man. mister!" -a;vCJ Jfotlcan'tsaythatldo. Are you looking ft?- a situation!" x CvS "iea,B ZB "Then 1 hope you wiu get one. liuetoseeaj man with aspirations toward a hire Uft." ZYbkvS Mean of Him George That was meaaj r.r pr.ii m tart that ttorv about me. wasn't lt. Henry! Z '!j Henry-What story, oeorger -, "Wby. he's been telling around thatl left my boarding house, owing my landlady 890. jf Ton don't saTsol Audi don't suppose yea owed her more than half that amount, dW.yo,s ! George!- Time. SHORT AND SWEET. The balmy evening zephyrs Plaved with each golden tress. ! V3T And her azure eyes were iwlmmjagS, In a sea of tenderness. xss When I asked her If she loved bm And I bear Ber answer ystj In rar ear tH( maraud b. tttjtunrmtemjmiu'ZTeii - vfzsrn-'o-sa M '?& t . jr... 3131 -aft...,-. ".AT. -iJVi. kJi,rr.