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THE IMP0ETAUT POniT. "While it seems as if more than one manu facturing interest might be represented at the reception to the Pan-American delegates, we take it that the most important point will be secured, if all the manufacturing interests are adequately represented in the display of industrial products at the Expo sition buildings. The vital object that we wish to attain with our Southern visitors is to show them what Pittsburg can produce in the line of articles that they wish to buy. No more convincing way of doing that can be chosen than the display of the articles themselves. Nothing can be done in that line at a recep tion of which the delegates will probably have had a repletion before they reach Pitts burg. "While it would be pleasant for all inter ests to participate in the fashionable cere mony, it is not worth disputing about, the real wort of the visit of the Congress will be done at the industrial exhibit. It is there that ambitious manufacturers should make their efforts. A NOVELTY IN BATLEOAD POLICY. The railroad idea, of deciding, or trying to decide, disputes about rights of way by acts of riot teems to have reached a novel development at Zanesville, O., Friday. One railroad, because a connecting road was throwing its coal traffic to a third and competing line, sent out a gang of men, who bound and gagged an engineer, cap tured his engine, carried it off to the round house of the aggressive road, and when the police came to look lor the engine locked them In the round-house also. The idea of securing traffic by an act of highway rob bery may be awarded the palm for original ity in the line of corporate lawlessness. Such a remarkable proceeding seems prin cipally nseful as a means of removing any doubt that may heretofore have existed as to the corporations furnishing an element of ungoverned and lawless force similar in its relation to the commercial system of to-day to that furnished by the feudal barons in their day. THE BEPEESENTATIVE LOCATION. The progress of events with reference to the location of the "World's Fair project for 1892 makes it more evident daily that the way to give it the dignity of national character is to locate it at the capital of the nation and to conduct it under Government aus pices. The gradual strengthening of this con viction arises from the development of the objections to other places which become em phasized as discussion goes on. New York, having made an effort to raise a guarantee fund of 15,000,000, has got subscriptions of 250,O00 from the Vanderbilt interests and J50.000 from Joseph Pulitzer. There the project sticks in the mire of the metropolitan lack of public spirit. Chicago, notwithstanding her en terprise, has the drawbacks of an interior city representing only a part, though a leading part, of the whole country. "Wash ington, on the contrary, is easily accessible to foreign visitors, is the typical seat of gov ernment for the New "World, and offers a location for a great exposition which shall be under the direct auspices of the United States and represent the whole nation. It is understood that the District Govem- ment will ask Congress for authority to issue a loan to raise funds for the Exposi tion. As the cost will be more than repaid -to the property holders of the District, the proposition seems a very proper one. How ever the details may be settled, the capital of the nation is steadily rising into promi nence as the place for the Exposition. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA IK POLITICS. Governor Hill's allusion to the fact that be was traveling in the South "without his . encyclopedia" has been taken pretty gen erally to have been uttered as a sneer at President Cleveland. This he de nies, and his friends have offered sundry excuses for the peculiar remark. The latest explanation, as stated by the Atlanta Con stitution, is that Governor Hill intended it as a joke at the expense of Mr. Boswell P. Flower, that stalk of Democracy that buds but never blooms, who accompanied the New York Governor and made short speeches full of statistics. This may be so, although we think the correct reading of the sneer will be shown by the shrinkage in the. v6te for Gorernor Hill's ticket this fall. But aside from their personal bearing is there not a good deal of humbug in these sneers at the practice of obtaining statistics and other information from the encyclo pedia? We do sot see that it matters where Mr. Cleveland or any other public man gets his facts or his figures provided they are correct. One of the prevailing defects of & t ' great deal of oratory inflicted upon the American people by so-called statesmen is their inaccuracy in matters of fact. Many a man who has the gift of eloquence trusts to it almost alone to carry his speech through. More who have only a loud voice and a brazen front fling to the winds all thought of precision and answering truth in their statements. They do not look into an en cyclopedia once a year. More's the pity. They are the first to sneer at the man who draws from the wondrous collections of facts which constitute the encyclopedias of these days. And these brave rattlepates are' to be found in the halls of Congress, in State Legislatures and in the highest offices the nation has in its gift. THE LOCAL STTB IN POLITICS. The personal movements of distinguished Western Pennsylvania Republicans were a wind-fall to the reporters during the week just ended. "Where they journeyed, what they said, and what they denied saying this latter item the most important was told picturesquely and minutely. To gather a clear view of the future programme from the amusing jetsam and flotsam of inter view, rumor, assertion, intimation and de nial would be as difficult as to understand the plan of a battle by watching the skirmish ing reconnoissances that precede it. But where there is so much movement, so many evolutions of fact and fancy about coming events, it is reasonable to infer that some important conflict is pending. "Without doubt, there is. The division of interests among the former colleagues, Quay, Magee, Beaver, Flinn, Hastings and others, which has been felt hitherto only in the struggle over Federal appointments or at local primaries, must very soon be trans ferred to the larger arena of the State. The election of the next Legislature and the choice for Governor is at stake. Victory or defeat in the nominations next spring means an ascendancy or effectual limitation of power and influence for a period of years. In this state of things it is not surprising that the leaders are making careful observa tion of the field before announcing their line of action. The situation at present indicates Delamater as Senator Quay's first choice for Governor, and Colonel Montooth as Mr. Magee's, with General Hastings making a lively canvass on his awn account, and cultivating a reserve of acceptability to the following of both the other candidates. Meanwhile, but a secondary interest is exhibited in the State election this year probably because Boyer is felt to be sure of election. Neither is there, so far, evident either much activity or enthusiasm in this county, though it is evident that Rowand will have the hardest sort of a pull in the District Attorneyship race, faced by the op position which the re-united factions of the Democracy have set up on behalf of their candidate, Johnston, and supplemented by the scarcely concealed antagonisms from various quarters within the Bepublican ranks. A DEMONSTRATION OF STRENGTH. One of Mr. D. Christy Murray's latest and best novels is entitled "The "Weaker Vessel," and the whole novel gives the title a sarcastic bearing on the application of that phrase to women, by making all the women show the qualities of fortitude, bravery and patience to a degree which excites the ad miration and surpasses the emulatiun of the men. Even the female villain of the novel has a determination and will which sets at naught adversity and weakness, so that the conclusion of the book is that the weaker vessel should be considered masculine rath er than feminine. It is obviously an easy task to write a novel in support of a given theory and to make the events of the novel bear out the theory to a triumphant conclusion. That this way of proving what the author wishes to prove has been worn threadbare, may have occurred to a young woman out in Missouri, who sets herself to the task affording in real life a demonstration that woman is not the weaker vessel, if she is ac quainted with herself. This member of the tender and clinging sex took an appropriate subject for her demonstration in the shape of a man who had presumptuously proposed an elopement. Armed with her innocence and a horsewhip, this soft creature thrashed her enemy and the Justice of the Peace who tried to interfere, so as to utterly demonstrate the unfitness of the term. The Missouri method is more convincing than Mr. Murray's. One is imaginative, but the other conveys, especi ally to the persons who were whipped, the conviction that attaches to practical demon stration. It is easy to imagine the facts that prove the inappropriateness of the term; but the woman who performs the deeds, and con quers both the term and her enemies with vigor and a horsewhip, has left in the shade the efforts of the novelist to revise the lan guage. DAVITT AND THE COMMISSION. Mr. Michael Davitt's speech to the Par nell Commission, in which he referred to his old connection with the Fenians, is regarded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "an unfor tunate utterance at a particularly un fortunate time." Since Mr. Davitt was bent on making a fnll argument before the Com mission, it is difficult to see how he could have said less than he did on the Fenian branch of the subject. His old connection with the revolutionary organization was in evidence before the Commission, and he could hardly make an extended address without stating the principles ou which he acted with the organization years ago, and showing what changes in the situation have brought him into unison with the constitu tional methods of Mr. Parnell. It is doubtful whether any amount of speechify ing before the Commission will do any good; and it seems still more questionable whether Mr. Davitt's long effort is particularly tffrc'.ive; hut it hardly appears that his ex planation of Lis Fenian record will either mend or mar matters, Some erj lively sentences were imposed by the courts yesterday. Terms of three and five years for the men engaged in the Sulli van abduction case, and from six months to a year and three-quarters, with $500 to (1,000 fines, for illegal liquor selling, are likely to prove very instructive warnings. There may be some other prevalent offenses that call for severer sentences and do not get them nowadays, but it is likely to have a salutary effect when the courts show that those who break the laws must undergo severe penalties. The Union Pacific Bail way, whose single and original line was built with Government funds twenty years ago, has now got strong enough to own 7,600 miles of track itself and to form a combination controlling 23,000 miles. But it has as yet failed to develop sufficient strength to pay the debt which it owes to the United States Government. The offensive partisans are doing their best to make things pleasant for the admin istration by means of Bnssell Harrison's Montana record. That enterprising young man does not hold any office, and there is. -THE hardly enough of him to make an issue; but if our Democratio friends succeed in making him more retiring in the matter of recommendations to office they will doubt less receive the heartfelt thanks of numer ous Bepublican managers whose slates young Mr. Harrison has interfered with sadly. When Stanley gets back from Africa with his big stock of elephant tusks and the reports of his explorations, geographical in formation and ivory billiard balls will be plentiful; but there will be a decided scar city of the fellows who knew more about Stanley's route than Stanley did himself. The startling reports of the extermina tion of the seals by the poachers among the Alaskan Islands, as circulated by the Alaska Commercial Company, attain addi tional importance from the indications of a severe winter. How the poor people will be able to endure the sufferings of cold weather, especially if other monopolies put up prices of fuel, under the terrible hard ships of a seal-skin famine, cannot well be seen. "Whatever may be done with coal, gas or petroleum, the seals must be pre served. The manufacture of the largest train of rolls in the world, for the Cambria Iron Company, and of the largest armor plate rolls, for Carnegie Bros. & Co., both by a Pittsburg firm, indicates the lead which Pittsburg and "Western Pennsylvania are keeping fn the iron and steel industry. The sorrow of Baron Beutcr at finding that the supposed banking monopoly grant ed him by the Shah is made no monopoly at all by a similar grant to a Bussiau crowd, permits some unfavorable conclusions as to the sort of business which the Baron ex pected to do in Persia. For square banking no monopoly is needed; and the deduction is quite plain that the eminent European financier intended to use the concession of the Persian monarch by squeezing his sub jects to a superlative degree. The report that Bussell Sage is at the head of a $ 150,000,000 corporation which is to consolidate a number of railroads, indi cates the public estimate of the amount of water which Uncle Bussell is ready to inject into a railroad system he controls provided he can get the market to absorb the water. The dispute between the numerous phil ologists of the "Western press, whether the prefix "pan" in the word "Pan-American comes from an Anglo-Saxon verb mean ing "to unite" as alleged by the Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette, or from the Greek "pan" meaning "all," is growing quite in teresting. "When onr friends bring in the Hindoo root of the same form they will pan out about all that there is in the dispute. The reference by our esteemed cotempo rary, the New York Sun, to "the '.Chicago "World's Fair as pale and spectral as a troop of white horses," seems to justify the suspi cion that Chicago's boom causes the Sun to become a little red-headed in its temper over it. That eminent statistical authority, the Chicago Herald, alleges that Chicago con sumed 10,000,000 pies last year. But as Chi cago is alleged to contain 1,000,000 people, this is only on average of ten pies per annum to each inhabitant Either Chicago's population has been awfully overstated or she must eat more pies than this to make good her title as the representative Ameri can city. The addition by the Baltimore and Ohio road of a vestibule night train from Pitts burg to Chicago, is a proof at once of the growth of that road's business and the im portance of Pittsburg's traffic that is grati fying to all parties concerned. Minneapolis has started out to get the Bepublican National Convention for 1892. If the convention does not follow the "World's Fair, Pittsburg may have a word to say in that connection. At the same time we are pleased to welcome Minneapolis' originality in selecting as an object of her ambition something that all the rest of the country is not squabbling for. The appearance of the King of Spain on the postage stamps of that nation relieves the general fear of the world that the royal nrchin might suffer because as a child he would not get enough lickings. Sitting Bum, is stated to have lost 5150 at draw poker recently. This indicates that the noble savage is rapidly mastering the arts of civilization. But the full compre hension of the highest culture in this game shown by the red man, cannot be accurately estimated until we are told how much of the $450 was wind and how much cold cash. Some of the gushers in the "West Virginia and Chartiers Valley fields, are developing capabilities which may give pain to the boomers on the Oil Exchange. An iron and glass market house covering the Allegheny river between the Fifth and Sixth street bridges, and supported by these structures, would be a novelty to make Pittsburg's chief products famous all over the world. But it may be necessary to brace up both the corporations and the bridges a good deal before the project is feasible. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. General Mahone does not weigh more than 103 pounds. Mrs. Mahone tips the beam at full 225. Miss Maria Batm, daughter of the Com missioner of Pensions, was married a few days ago to Lieutenant Frank Moses, of the Marine Corps. Otis Skinner, who Is pronounced by leading critics the best actor In the Booth-Modjeska combination, is the son of a Hartford (Conn,) clergyman. THE widow of the late King Luis, of Portu gal, will receive a yearly, allowance of SCi.000, vhich will bo reduced one-halt if sho lives abroad. Of course she has decided to remain in Lisbon, John Thomson, the oldest Freemason in Philadelphia, died recently. He was born in Philadelphia in 1799, and In the course of bis Masonic career held all the elective offices in the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. It may be that the reports of the serious ill ness of the Prince of "Wales are due to the fact that ho has become extremely studious of late. He has always been fond of redding history, and during the past year has covered a good deal of ground. He has been reading Ameri can historians, and has gone through nearly all the works of Motley andPrescott. He consid ers the latter the most fascinating historian of modern times. The Prince is now reading Mo naster's ''History of the American People." The oldest Commodore in the United States navy Is Joseph B. Hull. Ho was born In 1799, and was appointed a midshipman In 1813. He is a nephew of. the Captain Hull who com manded the frigato Constitution when she captured tho Gucrrlere. Commodore Hull per formed gallant service daring the Mexican War and the War of the Rebellion. He was in command of the Philadelphia navy yard from lS6itol866. Although 80 years of age, he 1 hale and rigorous -and enjoys meeting old friends. PTTTSBTJKd "DISPATCH,' THE TOPICAL TALKEK. A True nnd Trnslc Tale of a Tnll BInn A Chnpter of Wedding Town Tricks An Old-Fasbloned Estimate of Woman's Wisdom. "There's a remarkably tall man," I said, point ing to a very bean-pole of a fellow who passed lis at the moment. "Yes," remarked tho banker-politician-river-man beside me, "he is tall, but not so tall as a man Ihad a glimpse of back In the fifties. That was when I was learning the river on tfio steam er Lehigh in 1859. The boat was very crowded that trip. Fnll of planters, cotton merchants, and a sprinkling of lawyers on their way North. It was at some way-down place that the tall man I referred to came aboard. I don't know what the dickens he was. He may have been a lawyer, or a parson, or may do a school teacher. All I know is that he was one of the tallest, oddest looking men I ever saw. "He was 6 feet 6 if he was an inch. On top of this he wore a tall silk hat the hat seemed higher than any I've seen Before or since and that with a very long black coat made him mon umental to the eye. His figure was not unlike Lincoln's, scrawny and angular. Not a vestige of hair was on his face, and his features were bold and impressive. I remarked the brilliancy of his eyes particularly. Bat what made him a marked character on the Lehigh was his elo quence. He liked to talk on public subjects there were not wanting stirring topics in that' flaming period before the war and so well, did he talk that he almost always had a crowd of attentive listeners about him. Gradually he'd get excited, and bis eloquence grew so flery that everybody in the boat pressed to hear him. Still no one seemed to know who he was, and all I can swear to now is his height and his elo quence. Very few orators I've heari surpassed him. V "We had all become greatly Interested In our monumental orator," Continued the ex-river-man, "by the time we had reached Cairo. It was nighttime when we prepared to make a landing at a woodyard near Hurricane Island, on the Ohio, about GO miles above Cairo. The river Is from a mile to a mile and a haff wide at Hurricane- Island, and it Is an ugly bit of water, turbulent and treacherous. It was a dark night, very dark, as the Lehigh was turned to ward tho low mud shore, with its dismal fringe of swampy forest. The tall stranger was stand lng with a group of passengers on the forecastle when the boat neared the shore. I can see him now, lounging by the rail. "In those days we used a torch-basket to light the way when we made a landing. An iron basket was filled with cinders and topped with pine knots, which would blaze brightly. The watchman stepped forward to light tho basket, which hung out over the boat's bow, and as the torches flared into a bright flame the tall man gave a jell and sprang over the rail into tbawater. He rose at once, and we conld bear blm striking out with powerful strokes for the shore. The boat fol lowed him slowly, and by the light of the torches we saw htm climb up the mud bank and disappear in the Bwamp beyond. Nobody over saw him again. Ho probably met his death In the swamp." "How do you account for his making away with himself T" "The sudden appearance of the flames in the torch basket doubtless unhinged his mind. He had been suffering from delirium tremens I guess, and it is well known that a man so affected has an ungovernaDle horror for fire." . "Talking of bride's devices to enjoy the honeymoon incognito," said a Pittsburger yesterday; "I remember a case in Philadelphia wherein a queer chapter of accidents oc curred. It was a noon-day wedding, and the guests and newly-wedded couple were delayed at the house of the bride's father till lace in the afternoon. Some of the bridegroom's brothers planned to increase his joy by making his identity as a newly-married man un mistakable. They made streamers of white muslin and tied tbem all over the big coach horses which were to draw the family carriage conveying bride and groom to the railway sta tion half or three-quarters of amlle away. They had also a boot, one of a pair which the bride had brought from California as a memento of the picturesque vagueros she had seen there, and this tbey had filled with rice. "But the bridegroom did a little planning on his own account In an opposite direction. At the time announced for the hapny couple's de parture, when the family carnage had drawn up at the front door, a small brougham drove with a great clatter up to a side door and dashed away again with both blinds up. The guests on the porch imagined at once that their victims were escaping, and made a wild rush with old shoes and rice after the fast-disappearing brougham. At that moment the bride and groom hurriedly came from their biding place upstairs and entered the family carriage. It drove away, but not belore the mischievous boys aforesaid had tied to the back of the carnage the cowboy's boot before mentioned. With the horses covered with mus lin rosettes and streamers, and a huge boot bumping along behind, it was hardly possible that the happy pair escaped the publicity they had schemed to avoid." V The masculine notion of woman's import ance Is higher than it used to be. For instance, a friend of mine tells me that it chanced one day as he was driving from Blairsvllle to Lirermore that he stopped at a tollgate to ask if he was traveling on the right road. A little old woman came ontand was care fully giving the desired directions, when her husband,anoldmanof 85atleast, appeared, and waving his hand solemnly at his better half, said: "Will ye hoosb, woman! The gentle man knows twice as much as I do and ten times as math as you do so hoosh now!" And then the old man repeated what tho woman had said. Hepburn Johns. NO B1Z0KS FOR SCHOLARS. A Member of a Jersey School Board Bound to Draw tho Line. Burlington, N. J., October 28. At the reg ular meeting ot the Board of Trustees of Union School District No. 1, of Burlington county, held in the Stacey street school building last night, an amusing incident occurred. The clerk read a requisition for supplies for the use of the pupils ot the Mllnor school for colored children, located on Federal street. The last Item mentioned was erasers. John Broomhead, an aged member, and slightly deaf, understood the clerk to say razors, and he arose to his feet as quickly as his infirmities would permit, bis face flushed, and in indignant tones exclaimed "that he was In favor of doing anything reasonable, but was strongly opposed to placing razors In the hands of colored school children." Tho other mem bers of the board were so convulsed with laugh ter, which continued tor a long time, that they adjourned without transacting further busi ness. Reason Enough for Silence, From the Philadelphia Call. No one should be surprised that the new Commissioner of Pensions refuses to talk. He remembers what befel bis predecessor. DEATHS OF A DAY. Sirs. D. C. Hnsselteno. At Denver, Col., yesterday, Mary Fleming Has lelteno, wife of D. C. Hasselteno, wholesale jeweler of that city, and mother of Mrs. Leonard Wales, of Pittsburg. The death was most unex pected, the deceased having been In robust health for manv years. The Immediate cause of death was heart failure. The lunerai will beat Effing ham, III., on next Tuesday. Mrs. Hasselteno was a connection or Mr. George t. Cbllds, of Phila delphia. Mrs. Jnlln A. H, Slellor. Mrs. Julia A. H. Mellor, mother of Mr. C. O.Mel lor, the well-known music seller, died, yesterday morning at her home, 149 Second avenue. The deceased lady was well-known In musical circles In Plttsbnre. She was a brilliant executant on the piano, bhe was also regarded as an accom plished critic on musical productions. Mrs. Mel lor was an Invalid for many years. S. P. Tliompion. Tbajtbtoht. Mien.. October 26 S. S. Thomp son, of Vermont, widely known In railroad cir cles all over the United btates, died here Thurs day night. He was a large stockholder in the Canadian Pacific, and his estate Is estimated to be worth 17,000,000. He was President of theFrank fortand Southern Railroad, wnlch he was to have completed In .November. Judge Artbnr T. Beeve. Washington, October 26. Judge Arthur T. Beeve. Chief of the Beed Division in the Agricul tural Department, who has been seriously 111 for some time past, died at his residence, So. C31 Mas sachusetts avenue. X. E., yesterday afternoon. The funeral will take place Monday, when the re mains will be taken to Hampton, la., for Inter ment. Alexander Somcrvllle. Washington. October 26. Alexander Somer ville, Chief of the Money Order Division of the Fostofflce Department, died last evening at bis' home, of consumption. He entered the Postomen Department S3 years ago as a messenger 7?.i.. SUNDAYr 61 OCTOBER BOTHERED BI FEATHER DETILS. The People of a Michigan Village Greatly ' Annoyed by Evil Spirits. Holland, MICH., October 28. The little Dutch village of Qraafschap, near here, occu pied by about 200 industrions, contented but superstitious Dutch people.ls in a state of mind concerning witches. There are two churches and a school in the hamlet, bnt they have not prevailed against a belief in the black art which possesses the minds of old and young. Where witchcraft is suspected the pillows of the bewitched people are searched for "feathered devils," which are bunches of feathers that, to tho superstitions mind, boar the shape of crowns and chickens. These are burned with great cere mony to break tho charm. Becent cases of sick ness there were attributed to these "devils" and the pillows of the invalids were searched. Several "feather devils" were found and the people built a roaring fire and tried to burn them. The feathers resisted the flames Until suddenly they disappeared. Two black chick ens were then put into a pot and slowly roasted to death. Two men then drove in post-haste to an old physician living about 15 miles away, procured some medicine, administered it, and the spell was broken. One day a farmer's wife tried to churn butter, and for all her churning not an onnco ot batter would come. Finally her husband took a red hot poker and thrust it into the churn. In a few moments the butter was made and no further trouble was bad. Afterward tbey learned that anelghborhad. in some mysterious manner, received a severe burn. Another iamily was constantly annoyed by a small black dog which invaded the bouse. It was often chased, and they tried to scald it with boiling water, bnt it could not be touched. Sometimes the furniture seemed to be suspended from the celling. These persecutions finally ceased. A woman one day received a very fine apple from a neighbor, which she placed upon a shelf. A short time afterward she was horrified to see on the shelf a large toad in place of the apple. A man who has found crowns in his pillows and bed has ever since slept in a Wagon-box, being afraid to sleep upon a feather bed again. These are only a few of the cases. Great ex citement prevails, and last Sunday the village minister preached a sermon upon the subject. EVADING CTST0MS LAWS. A febrevrd (Swindle Practiced Agnlnst the Canadian Government. Winnipeg, October 28. An extensive game of swindling the customs has just come to light, and an investigation threatens to expose a number of prominent Winnipeggers, among whom are an Alderman and a Sunday School Superintendent. It appears that they have for years been importing from the States basswood which they had invoiced as whitewood. The reason for tho little ruse seems to have been that whitewood was on the free list, while there Is considerable duty on basswood. The two woods so closely resemble each otber that it is almost impossible for any one but an ex pert to detect the difference. A a result bass wood has been coming in in large quantities invoiced as whitewood, which was frequently mixed in small quantities with the more expensive material. It is said the suspicions ol the customs people were aroused by the large quantity of basswood be ing sold in the city, and as none had been re ported at the customs an investigation was started. The customs people have in their possession a letter from one dealer to a manufacturer in the States, where he asts to have a shipment made to him, to be Invoiced as white wood. Many similar cases have become known. It is said that large quarntltles of dressed lum ber were brought into the city and were got through the customs by fraud, invoices being merely sawn lumber, upou which there is no dnty. The dressed lumber wonld be packed in the center of a car and a tier or so of sawn lumber piled about it so as to deceive the ap praiser, t BABY LILLIE'S LONG JOURNEY. A Slx-Tear-Old Child Travel From Neir York to San Francisco Alone San Francisco, October 26. When the boat bringing overland passengers arrived on this side of the bay this morning a policeman on dnty had his attention drawn by a little dark-haired maiden, not three feet high, tag ging at bis coat-tail. "Please, sir," said the lit tle tot, "I'se looking for my papa. I come aw ful far front home to see him and tan't fine him." The policeman saw a letter pinned to her dress. It was from William Poosb, Gen eral Eastern Passenger Agent of the New York Central and Hudson Blver Railroad, and an nounced that little Llllie itilsby, six years old, had been placed In Poosh's care for safe trans portation to San Francisco. He requested all conductors over tbelinesshe traveled to help the little one along. There was also a note, dated October 19, from A. J. Thieman, Elgin, O.. of the Lake Shore Southern Hallway, which said: This child has no money or food, except what charitable passengers have given her. Someone should be jailed for starting a little infant that way on such a lournev. Do not give her money, as that would be stolen from her, but see that she Is regularly fed, thinking of your little ones at home. Lillie's friends, who were to meet her at the depot, failed to appear, so the policeman took care of her. The little one said her mother had been dead a long while and she hadn't seen her father for years. AN ADTENTIST LEADER TALKS. Impossible to Fix the Dni'o When the World Will End. Montreal, October 2& The Adventlsts here have not been at all disturbed over tho threatened destruction of the world, and have not believed InAyer's predictions. William W. Eobertson, elder of the Advent Christian congregation and leader of the sect here, says: 'No intelligent Adventlst believes that this world is ever to come to an end, but, as the Psalmist says, 'It is established that it shall not be moved.' If it is to be regarded as an evi dence of weak-mindedness on the part of some supposed Adventist to be expecting this world to come to an end upon any particular date, what of those who are responsible for the intro duction of tills absurd doctrine into the text of sacred Scripture at the expense of truth? It is a fact well known to every Bible scholar that in every instance where the phrase 'The end of the world' occurs It shonld simply read 'The end of the age,' the root, translated "world,1 being aeon, signifying age or dispensation. Yet our so-called divines have continued to wink at this deliberate per version of an important truth, and in numer ous instances to use the proverbial phrase to frighten poor simpletons into the very absurd ity at which they pretend tp laugh." AN APPLE TREE WORTH HATING. It Hna Borne One Good Crop and Started to Bear Another, Carlisle, October 2a A vegetable phe nomenon which Is attracting the attention of many persons is now growing upon the prem ises of Willis Hoover, of this city, in the shape of an apple tree which is already bearing its second crop of fruit for this season. In August a good crop of apples was picked from the tree. The first week in Beptember the tTee began to blos-om the same as in May, and now it is covered with fruit which has already attained the size of a large hickory nut A DRINK COST HIM LIBERTY. A Convict Returned to Pilson After IS Years' Total Absttnence. , Columbus. October 28, Samuel White, a life prisoner who was pardoned on condition that he abstain from strong drink, in May, 1871, was to-day brought back to prison, to remain the rest of his Hie, he having violated the con dition after observing it for IS years. His daughter's wedding was the occasion of his taking a protracted spree. AN AUTH.1JN PASTORAL. long ago a dream I dreamed, Where an endless journey seemed Waiting for my naked feet Through the stnbble of the wheat. Hopelessly before me lay That Interminable way; Never could that field be crossed In the gray horizon lost. Fainting heart and grief and trouble Met me with that field of stubble. Snddenly beside me there Two great tnapes I was aware, Shedding light about the land, Hovered one at either hand, Lifted me a little way, Stretched wide wings in rhythmic play; Bosy wings from head to feet Skimmed with me above the wheat, Lifted me from grief and trouble, Bore me all across the stubble. O young sweethearts, walking now, Where the leaf has left the bough. Though yon know it not, those two Lo ely angels more with you, Weaving each a rosy plume, Veiling dullest skies with bloom . Going all your way In sooth. Mighty spirits Love and Youth Lift yon over grief and trouble. Skim with you across the stubble! , -Harriet Prescott Spoprd, in Sarptr's Haiar, 27, 1889. CONGEESS' AND THE LOBBY. How a Great Plot Warn Exposed Through Senator Conger's Watchfulness. A Scheme With Millions la It Comes to Naught Tho Influence of tho Third Iloaie Not All Powerful. ICORnESrONDEMCE OV TIIK DISPATCH. 1 Washington, October 25. It is a common saying among all sorts of people that every man has his price, and it Is probably to this proverb, as well as to many episodes in the history of Legislatures, that the impression may be charged that in all lawmaking bodies there is a vast deal of corruption. To Penn sylvania,, whenever the subject Is mentioned, the ghost of that episode of the Pennsylvania Legislature must arise in which W. H. Kern ble was the chief actor, and in the Congress of the United States nothing will ever efface the recollection of the Pacific Mall bribery and the scandal of the Credit Mobiller, though, to this day none of the actors in that drama will ad mit they were guilty of corruption. Speaking the otber day on this subject with a gentleman who passed long years in the House and Senate, he was led to say that he did not think bribery was nearly so common In legislative bodies as it is thought to be in the popular mind. Occasionally there were occur rences like that in which Kemble and others were involved, onre in a hundred years there Is a Pacific Mail or a Credit Mobiller scandal, once in a while it is charged with some show of reason that a Congressman has purchased Ills way through a district conference, or that a Senator has bought the balance of power in a legislative caucus, and these give color to the sweeping charge that Legislatures are gener ally corrupt. Bribery Seldom Practised. ' 'In 20 years of experience in the Congress of the United States,"" said, the gentleman, "I have never known more than half a dozen in stances in which I was satisfied bribery had been used. That was during the long and memorable contest for the re-Issue of many Important patents, which occurred many years ago. The owners of all of the sewing machine patents were ou hand to secure a renewal, as the 17 years for which the patents were to run had expired. My relations were such that I was led to watch narrowly every movement of the attorneys of the wealthy corporations which owned the patents, as well as of the Committee on Patents, which had charge of the bills for the renewal. Representative, afterward Senator, Conger, of Michigan, was made Chairman of the Committee on Patents in the House. He did not want the place, and asked Sdeakcr Blaine why it had been given him. Blaine answered that it was because he knew how to say no. "No matter what may be rightly chargeable to Blaine in other matters. It must be said to bis credit that be placed every obstacle in the way of any un justifiable renewal of paten ts.and one of the greatest obstacles was the appoint ment of Conger to that Chairmanship,' for Conger was known to be shrewd, conscientious, thoroughly honest, and Blaine knew that if ever bribery might be expected it was in this case. A Horde of Lobbyists. "There were several great patents at stake, chief among which were those on sewing ma chines, on mowers and reapers, and on the Tan ner car brake. The last named bad fallen en tirely into the hands of railroad corporations, who paid the inventor a petty royalty. The grand lobby, however, was in the interests of the sewing machine men. Not only did they have the best counsel they could procure, but they had emissaries of all kinds on the ground to buttonhole and dine and wine and Influence in every possible way Congressmen whose at tention tbey could secure. Of course, the great fight was before the committee. No matter how thorough the work the lobbyists might do with the general body, if the commit tee should make an unfavorable report the chances for success would be immeasurably lessened. "The arguments in committee were almost interminable. The committee was patient, the chairman always suave and polite, bathe cross questioned in his homely way so keenly as to put the attorneys constantly at a disadvantage. It was plain that Conger was bent on doing, as far as he could under the law, what he thought was for the greatest good of the greatest num ber. Nearly every claim for reissue was re fused, except In the case of poor inventors who had been forced to place their patents at the mercy of capitalists, and who had received al most no benefit from their inventions. In case of a reissue of such patents they reverted to the inventor, if be had not disposed of his In vention or the royalty upon it by a new con tract contingent on the renewal. Why Conger Was Indignant. "Well, toward the close of the hearings of the committee things began to grow hot. It was evident the agents of the corporations must make some tremendous effort to gain their purpose or all was lost. The sewing-machine men gathered themselves together for a grand coup. Chairman Conger was called away for a day or two on private business, and dur ing his absence important former actions of the committee were reconsidered and reversed. When the chairman came back there was a pretty row. Conger plainly hinted that the lobbyists had got In their work, and declared that a portion of the committee could not re scind any action of the committee in the ab sence of the remainder of the committee. There was a heated argument on the point. The members who had been "convinced'.' did not readily yield their position. Finally Con ger electrified the committee by the declara tion that if the former decision of the commit tee were not restored he would go upon the door of the House, announce his resignation and give bis reasons in the most unmistakable language. This had the desired effect, and the committee took the back track. "As a last and desperate resort the agents of the sewing machine lobby determined to attempt to reach the chairman himself. Ac customed to see men fall down before the golden calf, tbey fancied the great show of virtue on the part of Conger was merely for the purpose of striking for a high figure; and so they laid their heads together and decided to beard the moral lion in his den. A Y"y Plotter. "The leading attorney of the sewing machine combination himself agreed to undertake the difficult capture of the chairman. He set about to cultivate the genial gentleman from Michi gan, Ho was a brilliant man, a splendid racon teur, a perfect gentleman in his manners, a fascinating companion in every way. His ap proaches were not repulsed. Conger has a wonderful keen sense of wit, and no man appre ciates brilliancy and eloquence more than he. He allowed, but did not seek, the company of the attractive attorney. Finally the time came to strike tho blow. One evening the attorney called on the Chairman at the litter's rooms. He found blm alone and employed his most charming powers of conversation to put tho victim in a proper frame of mind to be ruined. "He went over all of the most specious argu ments that bad been advanced in support of the reissue of the patents and ended by con fessing that a refusal to reissue would result in the almost bankruptcy of the great companies Interested and that they would be willing to spend almost any amount at the moment to ac complish their ends. The Scheme Unfolded. "'Do you mean to say that the companies would be willing to pay a large amount in cash to have the patents reissued f said Conger timidly, and yet with a show of expectation. "That is exactly what I mean,' said the at torney. " To whom would the money be paid J' asked Conger, with the Innocence of a child. "'Well, to anyone you may name say say the members of the committee, or or well, yourself, for instance,' said the attorney, show ing the first sign of embarrassment. "Bo you mean to say that you would pay me a large sum if I secure the reissue of the patents?" said1 Conger with such a countenance of perfect acqulesence that the attorney was completely deceived, and came boldly to the " That is exactly what I mean,' he replied. " 'About how mnchr said tho chairman, in a thoroughly business like tone. 'A few hun dreds. "A few hundreds! Thousands! Thousands upon thousands! Tens of thousands upon tens of thousands! You may write the figures your self.' " "What! Tens of thousands?' said Conger sweetly. 'I may write the figures myBelf ? "'You may.' The Rnical Ordered Out. "Quick as lightning the entire demeanor ot Chairman Conger was, transformed. Before the attorney could ay a word Conger was on his feet towering over him, his eyes Maying with fury. , "'At last Ibavo made you unmasK yourself you infernal scoundrel,' he thundered. 'I have suspected from the beginning that you were hero to bribe and corrupt as well as to argue, im4 nnw Vnn hltTA ATnOSedthO full CXtOnt Ol your damnable villainy. Do you see that doorr Get out ot It at once and never enter it again. Not a word not one word more, or I will can the servants and have yon kicked into the street. Get out of this house and oat of this city. If you are here to-morrow I will expose you and have you put under arrest. Get out; you scoundrel.' "Andyoumaybosuro the attorney got out. He went to his hotel, packed bis bag, took the first train for home; and irom that night has never been Been in the city of Washington. What" the Plotters Lost. "A reissue of all of the-patents) mentioned was refused. The Tanner brake would have J u, f, Zr been granted bat for the fact that the inventor had made a new contract with the holders of the patent whereby he wonld receive merely a petty royalty, and so that was refused. The brake, the reapers and mowers, the sewing machines, except in the matter of improve ments, the patents on which had not expired, became universal property, and fell to about one-third their former price, "I had," added tbe gentleman, "the story of Conger's adventure with the attorney from one of a very few intimate friends to whom the ex Senator related it years ago." JS.W.L, LIFE IB THE METROPOLIS. A Famous Giantess Dead. ritXW TOKK BUSXAtr.8raCUX8.J Newt York, October 26. Mrs. Annie Price is dead. Mrs. Price, when in good health, 'weighed 525 pounds. She was In good health np until a day or two ago, when she was seized with congestive chills. Last night she died. Mrs. Price was for many years in the employ of Adam Forepaugh, at a salary of tSO a week. She traveled in a special car and was attended by two maids. Recently she has been the piece de resistance in a snap Bowery museum at a salary of 512 per week. Fat women are cheaper than they used to be; besides that Mrs. Price couldn't travel for the last year or two and had to take whatever tbe Bowery gave her. Mrs. Price was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Ireland, 41 years ago. Her maiden name was Annie Allen. She was very large evesas a girl. She was married twice onoe in private and once In public. Her charms first caught the eye of a gentleman named PettlL He married her and a child was born to tbem, which has since died. Then she married a one-eyed, white headed Albino, who was also a museum freak. He weighed VJ pounds. The marriage took place in the Bowery museum In which they were both engaged. It was a great and widely advertised event and thousands of friends at tended the wedding, at 10 cents per friend. Mrs. Price will be bnried to-morrow in a coffin six fee long, 23 inches wide and 23 Inches deep. A Reception to Beth Low. The Brooklyn Club gave ex-Mayor Seth Low .a big reception this evening to celebrate his election to the Presidency of Columbia Col lege. Among the GOO guests present were the trustees, faculty and prominent alumni of Columbia College and all tbe well-known edu cators of New York and Brooklyn. Boycotted by Brewers. The proprietor of an Eighth avenue wine room and cafe, first opened this morning; Is the vic tim of a unique boycott on the part of the "pool" brewers. A week ago an agent of the. Lion Brewery agreed to furnish him with beer. Last Thursday, without any apparent excuse, the same agent refused to fulfil his part of the agreement. When threatened with a lawsuit by the saloon keeper, the agent explained that the former occupant of tbe saloon keeper's premises bad gone out of the liquor business $2,000 in debt to the Yuengling Blowing Com pany, and that, according to an iron-clad agree ment among the "pool" brewers, no member of the pool can sell beer to a customer who occupies the premises formerly occupied by a tenant who is Indebted to any member of the association unless the brewer who is to supply the beer shall pay overto the brewer who has a claim against the previous tenant the full amount of the indebtedness. The Lion Brew ery folk did not relish the idea of turning over to the Yuenghngs more than 2,000 for selling the Eighth avenue concern their beer, and so declined to furnish any beer at all. The pro prietor of the new saloon says he does not pro pose to be punished for the misdeeds of his predecessor, whom he never saw nor heard of before. He will sue the Lion Brewing Com pany for breach of contract. This World Was Too Tamr. William Gebhard, 18 years old, an inveterate reader of tragic dime novels, blew out his brains with a revolver this morning. William was a butcher's boy. He spent all his leisure time reading cheap novels. He frequently told his boy friends that life in New York was too tame for him, and that he would soon either run off West or comml t suicide. He tried to join Bar num's circus, and failing in this attempted, to run away to Texas. He was caught in Jersey and brought home by his father. Than he bought a revolver and a bull pnp and became the leader of a band of would-bo boy outlaws in the Harlem goat district: To-day he told his pal "It wouldn't work; he bad got to die." So he locked himself In his room last night, made a wildisposingof his (i'ol, and snot himself in the head. His employer found film dead In bed this morning. A wheelbarrow load of the trashiest of cheao novels were found. In his Talmage's Mew Tabernacle. Ground, will be broken for the new Brooklyn Tabernacle next Monday. There will he elabo rate ceremonies, in which Dr. Talmage, Rev. Edward P. Terhune, D. D., Rev. Lyman Ab bott, D. D., and Rev. John D. Wells, D.D., will participate. At 4 o'clock Dt. Talmage and the members of his congregation will gather on the patch of lawn in front of the Marshall homestead, corner Green and Gates avenues, and at tbe doss of the exercises the pastor will himself go through the operation of break ing ground, as an indication that the work of rebuilding; has begun. Dr. Talmage will de liver a carefully prepared address. A choir will be on hand to furnish music. Dr. Tal mage sails for Europe on Wednesday. Farewell, Wlnate Davis. A number of friends bade godspeed this morning to Miss Winnie Davis, "Daughter ot the Confederacy," on the steamer La Gas cogue. WAITIKG AT HIS 0WH DOOR. The Strange Action of a Remarkably Ab- sent-Minded Ulan. Fronrthe Pioneer Press.i He has an office in a large building; and the other afternoon had occasion to visit the Clerk of Courts' office to look up the records in a case in which ha had been retained. As he went out he pinned a card upon the door, "Return at 4.30." He was not gone so long as he had expected. In fact it was only 4:15 when he returned. He walked up the stairs, his mind fnll of his case, 'and was about entering the door of his office when bis eye caught the notice, "Return at 4:30," He pulled out his watch, and saw that it was only 4:15, and began pacing up and down the corridors, glancing about now and then as If expecting some one's arrival, and every few minutes looking impatiently at bis watch. Half-past 4 came, and still the door remained unopened. He waited a few minutes longer, and then, with a look of disgust he started down tbe stairs. Before he reached tbe out side, door, however, he came to himself, and went back. He unlocked bis own door, took down the card, and, it Is to be presumed, west about his business. Great Expectations. From the Providence Journal. w.wVnTi-iintumn to nnih the hat for ska 'World's Fair, with hopes of getting back tbe hat TRI-BTATE TRIFLES. At Akron some strange animal la aauslsg Itself by chewing up apple and cherry trees, chicken coops and board fences. .Nobody has yet seen the creature, but the marks of Its teeth indicate that they were nude by large animal. A large bear was killed by some hnnters In Covington,townsbip, Clearfield county, recently. Its carcass weighed 470 pounds. Jacob Stewart, of Ambersoa's Vailey. Franklin county, recently picked up a tusk of some mammoth animal of a past age. X WHEELCTCJ drygoods man complaining of business said: "Not a woman has crossed that door for two hours." The listener .said, half in jest, that plenty would cross it if it was freshly painted. The shopkeeper tried it. and 15 women flocked In past the paint as soon as It was on. A two-dollar bill lost 24 years ago by John Unger at WesnersvUle, Bucks county, while digging a trench, was found last Thursday. One edition of a Peansburg paper contains 63 advertisements by land owners warning gun ners to keep oft their property. A misprinted raffia ticket from Scrantoa, announces thatthe drawing will take place oa January 11, oIC8. Hayiho no tobaeeo a Lancaster Ban ofeewed. MffiDBor, and tfee triek warty eet Mm kit tte Thistm broke teio the reem of, lusuli ot the Berks coasty ilwstiimse Mete tM B4WQwfttMf v '. CURIOUS COHDMSATlOJiS. 1 ' wmm-Mmmmm ? Mtvinmm ivfirw. ch iiiiia. u.. uieu inmv Othrr dav nf noM-blaediaff. Aie ?. Last month 861 applicant were wfiued'r IflmlUinn . II.. nMlA ..Tinfll, nr TUUn.M'. for want of room. k Ed Lansing, of Troy, recently killed a buck that weighed oevr 380 pounds. This was tbe largest deer shot in the Adirondacks this season. A Brldgton., Me., man believes is the honesty of postal clerks. He got a letter'the otber day, -one end of which was burst open, J disclosing a ilO-bill. Bees that for seven years made a home of an unused chimney near KnightviTIsMft, were recently routed, the building being tera down, and more than a tub full of honey found. A New Castle, Del., woman Implored the State Women's Christian Temperance Union to advance t95 for the purpose ot start ing a conscience-stricken saloonkeeper la tbe soap business. The money was not con tributed. Two "breeches" Bibles, dated 1610, ia an excellent state of preservation, belonging to the Rev. ti. Pratt, lata Incumbent of St Mar garet's, Herts, were sold by auction at Hert ford, England, and fetched 70s. and Set. re spectively. A gambler was bnried is Kontaaa week or two ago, and next morning an anoaor, formed of playing card, was found oa 'bis grave. Somebody seems to have thought t most appropriate way to deck his grave was to eucherdeckit. An animal supposed to be s bear k prowling around Taunton, Mass. A rJgSi Of two ago it raided a dairyman's farm. npseC Ms milk cans and had a fight with hts dog. Ha fired a shot at the Intruder, but didn't-sheet straight, and the brute mads off unharmed. 'A. sturgeon 11 feet long was caught ia the Sacramento river, near Chlco, last week.. Instead of killing It the fishermen fastened rope to the tody and turned it loose lo the -river to get fat. They feed it on the entrails of salmon, and the captive likes the treatment. The tallest smoke stack in the United States was finished Friday. It will be connected with tbe 40 boilers of the tour new mills of the Fall River Iron Company. It'll 369 feet in height, and cost 40,030. Two chimneys ia Glas gow, Scotland, are higher, one being 451 feet and the other 436 feet. According to a calculation made at the United States Legation at Park, it is estimated that 0,000 Americans have visited, the Exhibition. The Matin, reckeateg tea expenses at Paris) of each of these visitors at 6,060f, calculates that the total sum they sasst have spent there cannot be less than 2e,e88,8eef. A lady drove up to a Bangor, Me-, drug store and vigorously waved her band. far a clerk. When he appeared she asked for a bottle of. anti-fat. While paying for It she said ska had heard it would "grow leanness" oa a per son, and as she weighed 360 pounds, she tkoflght i she would "reduce." Tbe horse looked de jected and careworn as be started homeward. A correspondent hears irom Japan that the latest Western innovation In that laaaof flexibility and innovation is a system of .rail way bookstalls at all the principal railway sta tions in the empire, which as enterpristeg bookseller In Tokio has decided to iatrodoee. Tbe Japanese are a nation of readers, trat they are, indeed, far from being a nation of trav elers, but, fortunately, labor and tbe materials are cheap, so that the pioneer ot the new sys tem does not risk very much. A citizen of Eatonton, Ga., saokes about 12 pounds of tobacco yearly la a piyo tha,t he declares is over 200 years old. This leads a mathematical person to calculate that if that were the average amount used Is tie pipe since its first day. 2,460 pounds of tea weed nave been burned in its bowl, and if the first $12 bad been put out at compound iaterest at tbe rate of 10 per cent It wonld sew bare grown to the sum of fL75g,448L2B8. Just hew this would have benefited the first owner of the pipe does not appear. "Mose" Sawyer, of St. Eeeis Lake, who is noted far and near as a reHsble and an inde fatigable guide, recently made one of the meat wonderful shots on record. WbSewateMag on Cat pond, about fear soles frees Baker's sportsmen's rendezvous at Back Moagtain, two deer came to water a short dUtnnea ttem him. and "Mose," waiting for aa oppertasMy when the animals were on a Use with Ma, ab solutely sent a bullet from Us Wines sster through the neck of one deer lata she bedy the other. Both deer were oaptarei . It has bees s custom ia jStUJwaiar, Minn., for several seasons to go gooes baa Mag down Lake St Croix wMh a boatftttsd wk aa electric light. One eveaisg last weak a asuSy started oat. The lake was covered wtsh. fag and smoke. They came oa a large aVeak of geese, which rose, making straight tar tea boat. driving 'the men oa the apyer desk Mew, Several of the geesa strode tie wheetaoasa and other parts of the boat. Saae X vara stunned by colliding with tbe smokeetaak aad rigging, ana six were raptarea, www sae asasis got into the water. Not a shot was feed.' "v j Two bright little girls at UesaBstt, Me.. Georgie May Welsh and Safe Oeasas, were sent to drive home apigwbieh had beea.' alln vm! tn ran wild all sammfir. ThA llrvu three miles away, bat, contrary to tbe aaaalf experience in such eases, was got hosae esattf. This was because the girls knew how-to dak. They didn't try to drive the aslssat'Bat ataatiid for home ahead of iVseatseriBC slang (Be. ground from time tetftae some carawtaa, wMaa, N they had provMed themselves, aad K7 meekly followed. These girts have vrtss aaat will be nseful to thea all threajie Ufa! T. A. Long ad wife, ol Alto, Imi., are the oldest married ooaaia ia tea State. Mr. Long, who was foraarly aa Assaeiata; Judge, was exaetly 98 years of age Oetaeat X last. His wife is fas her ninety-firKyear, saat they have been married alawtt 71 Tears. They settled la Indiana la M98, eetaiag fraa STea tucky. In 1946 Mr. Long zeesaveelto Mapce ent farm, beta: the seeoad party to loaate inside the Indiaa reserrattoe. Here ha wasted in the gunsraha baelaaas. and was feaawsx. ftmnnp the laaiaaa as "Old StiMas" aa ac count of wearing spectacle. His ptaea was a great camping ground of the tribe, aaaVabara till remains oa the farm aa Indaa ssrsag walled up with stones, besides sovaaal Wge sinkholes, all la Hne, two of than yeefeatsy ronnd and each exaetly 846 feat aarese, whMs a third, that Is 0bIeag;iU8ieeCaOTeesast4Ma high bluff. These siaks are bettered. take ska work ot moaad-baildors. ' ., COMIC CTJLLlKftg. Thcdignity of labor k all right, bit it is the dig ktitat sad day labor teat asaajrpeaple complain of. Xsass BifHnfs. ' J Yabaky This is a pretty se&fireiter. What'lbis aaase? Wiekwtre-l bavea'tjaamtd tilnnt hniu m-r-vlfa ain't fcatd M I tMsk ".-": I'll call Mm Secret. Terr JfauU Hafrm.' "Patience oa a monument, tmmtg at grief;" Uwholesorae eaoagh; batFsstsaee weald nevarbavahadsmoaaatotlfsae aadwaMed far New York to baild U.-2fao Qrlton Ssaytmr. TWler-crser The lore seeae is yewpler Isn't half so natural as It asedtobe. The satae people da It, too." MsBager-xesjoatiaawTers were married darteg their last vattea."-0W-rencsAnsrfcaa. "T Jar -unnr bnaaaad has been et sheet ing. Did lie have any 1bW" eased Mis. Many 0i Mrs. Bfiiraeas. , jesj aa w , j please to eaE It so. He saved two safe! rlshthsad." Bartfert .Part, "Joe. van were bd with Mfas JeakisM l inifnl.lndlutnbliL" T. I WIS STTSM 1 .... .v.- .n. tl lil fct wu tt-:aa1 I've been there myself. Who was aVe ataar Jai-r low?" 'Hrftar."-poea. lp Poor Diet. What do V0H Hve M'tm here, anyway?" asked a haagry Nartasislraa nonoa Ota BSKve iae ewer nay. j JL' t "Waal," drawled tae Pieridiaa, '-la ? ,w1itimi sad vmh. aad ia taa wsaisr wellveoasiekXakes.-isss7r'Jtafar.' Depressing Qaiei IWt it leJy here, George? UMyoaevertoewaa-rtMagtasaM? "On, yes. Oaee." When was test?" "IhlredaniaaBer oaee te da a day's workfW me. and be never sieved fiFesuaeraiBc' toatcfet." UarjXT't Xatar. s Thn TTnaaat Graeer. "1-. aaeieeel JIM. Brown's little girt pies, a alea apeie oat Tl nimu n.iaA slslss asrsLsi nam -awajssa nBuasaaaaaar- - ai Mrs. TrouUerateer to the greear. "I daa't now some peowecaa snag saetr suw Yoa must lose a' great deal by tats petty I lag." ..,- .,, ....... ... 4fcArroeer. saw her take taeayate. sad eharfed her inesser foraqart."-ar"jMr. WHIIb to Threw Him !- C saodea aUrjBWB John I Do was . somebody OTlngBHt la the bK I a mhml tin irrMtar ilnTTOl TTO-Wflat I 91 . . . - . ..... v..- Od -- --" Body in the aoaser k x aioa'iB" shMte Massed bad, MarM, I'd- WUh taissasHitl asvl Yea &,. stasrtl Wfcaa jeyBet sH tbe waaa I w4a ja waaW eoste aa tssillitag that easts Waste a aw BBBereaadi BttSl- iBBBBBBw kK Z&N,&.