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l t S5i ' .' fc j.i" HPSrF-i Ettk- lt' $ .lESTABUSHED FEBRUARY 8, 1S16. YoL. No. SS4. Entered at Fittsburg I'oitoEce. 'November 14, issT, u second-class matter. -Business Offico--97 and 99Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Boom 43, Tribune Bnildlnc, 'ew York. Average net clrcnlatlon of the dally edition of The Dispatch for six months ending October tl, lSSa, as sworn to before City Controller, 30,128 Copies per Issue. Average net clrcnlatlon or the Sunday edition ot Tax Uisfatcu for five months ending October a, 1SS9. 53,477 Copies per Issne. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. rOETAGE ran IN TBI rSITED STATES. DAnr Dispatch, One Tear f 8 00 1UILY DISPATCH, Per Quarter S00 Dailt Dispatch, One Month To DAH.T Diepatcii. including Snnday, 1 year. 10 00 UAnvr Dispatch, lncludlns Sunday, Sm'ths. S50 Dah.v DiSPATcn, including Sunday, 1 month 90 ISvsoxx Dispatch, One Year 5 50 AVeeilt DiSPATcn, One Year 115 The Dailt Dispatch Is delivered by carriersat JJcentsper-wcek, or Including Eunday edition, at It cent per week. PITTSBUKG. MONDAY. NOV. IS, 1SS9. EEF0BM FOE AIDEEMEK. The conviction of three city aldermen for . flagrant misuse of their official powers nat urally creates some serions thouchts as to the necessity of reforming a system under which such things are possible. This need, which has been pointed out from time to time in these columns, is corroborated by what is said in interviews elsewhere from gentlemen thoroughly versed in the matter. One of the most striking evidences of the utter viciousness of the present system is the well recognized fact that an Alderman who tries civil cases on their merits, in stead of giving judgment for those who bring the cases before him, namely, the plaintiffs, will not get much business. This reduces the Aldermen's courts to a de grading competition for fees, and utterly eliminates the idea of justice as a factor. In connection with the disclosures made in the conspiracy cases it places it bevond question that the system is organized on a false basis, and largely debauched by the election of men whose character renders it a foregone conclusion that they will use their offices to make money, leaving the matter of impartial justice as a secondary considera tion. "Whether the planlto reduce the number of Aldermen and make them salaried po sitions will work a fall reformation is an open question. But it is at present the only one looking in the direction of a re form, whose need is plain. That something must be done which shall thoroughly guard against the present evils has been placed beyond dispute by the recent disclosures. To leave injustice established as a -ruling principle in the courts of the people, re duces popular government to a hideous travesty. NOT ESPECIALLY SINGULAR. The movement toward the adoption ot the Henry George theory of land taxation in Australia is commented upon in some quar ters as an anomaly. But the fact is that it is the most natural revolt in the world from the system of great landed estates on which Australia was settled. The fact is that the single tax idea has always arisen as a result ofa state of society where the land has got into the hands of great holders. Mr.George conceived and developed it in California, where great estates have arisen both from the Spanish grants and the more modern land grabs. It has met with its greatest ac ceptance in the cities where there is a large non-land holding class. In Australia, where estates of tens of thousands of acres are the rnlc, it is natural that it should find sup port. But among the hundred-acre farmers of the West, or the ten-acre peasants of Prance, the proposition to put all the taxes on the land will never be popular. AH EXPLANATION WHICH EEC0ILS. Mr. Jlurat Halstead's detailed -explanation of the manner in which he came to bring that forged contract into the Ohio campaign may be very interesting; bnt ex cept on the principle that open confession is good for the soul, Mr. Halstead would have done better forhimself to have left the mat ter where it was. It was not wholly de structive of Mr. Halstead's reputation for fairness to Suppose that in the heat of the campaign he might be deceived into think ing a forged signature genuine if it would hurt the opposing candidate; but to show himself in the light of supposing something to be true which would hurt both parties and suppressing that portion of it which lurts his side, must be injurious to Mr. Hal stead's character as a fair and reliable jour nalist This is practically what Mr. Halstead's statement discloses. He says that when he and Governor Forakcr came to examine the document! which they supposed to be proof of a job, they were thunderstruck to find that the supposed signatures, in addition to Campbell's name, contained those of Sher man, McKinley and Butterworth, besides that of S. S. Cox, who had just died. Gov ernor Foraker declared that the document could not be used because of its disclosure; but Halstead, after thinking over it for a few days, concluded to use it by printing a Jac-simile, cutting off all the signatures below Campbell's, and utterly suppressing the fact that the evidence which he had against Campbell was equally strong aga'inst the leaders of his own party. This was not only unfair but it was very shallow. If the signatures had been gen uine, Campbell could very easily have brought out the fact that the Republican leaders were in the same boat with himself. As all were bogus, the affair only proved Mr. Halstead's willingness, when he sup posed that he had discovered a scandal, to keep part of it dark for the benefit of his friends while raising a sensation about that portion of it which affected his enemies. THE SAME EOHT OF ERBOB. The comments of the British papers on the recent fall of a large brick building at Glasgow, with an immense loss of life, not only confirms the impression received from the cable dispatches of its similarity to the Willey building disaster in this city, but display the same division of opinion that was manifested here, between fixing a per sonal responsibility and putting the blame. The North British Mail editorially com ments on the fact that the bnilding which fell was a new mill five stories high and nearly completed. It finds "no other hypothesis open to us but that the fall of Messrs. Templcton's unfinished mill was caused by the force of a sudden and furious gust of wind." This is manifest enough, but as in Pittsburg, it fails to explain why a sudden gust of wind should wreck one bnilding and Jeave others standing. That point occurs to the London Standard: "The advent of a wind or even a gale is not one of those re mote contingencies of which rational calcu lators need not take account. Everyone concerned architect, builders and proprie tor was bound to sec that, pending the completion of the new premises, there should be no jeopardy of life.'" The fact is probably that the cause of the disaster was the same in both cases, namely a huge building run up without sufficient care that each story was solidly set and able to resist the usual stress of weather1 before the next was added to it. The fact that two such disasters occur in the same year, in different portions of the globe, indi cates that the error of hasty and unsafe con struction has become widespread, and re quires a complete and prompt reform. ALLEGHENY'S FBEE LIBEAEY. While there is some discussion as to the operation and control of the Free Library just completed as the gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie to Allegheny City, there is no reason to fear that the matter will not be satisfactorily settled. The very discussion which has arisen concerning the matter shows the deep interest that is taken in its success, and therefore furnishes evidence that the public will see that the library is so operated as to secure its highest usefulness. w mie nospecmea conuiuons uuve accom panied the gift, there are certain principles of action so evident as to afford a clear basis of action. In the first place the resolution of Allegheny Councils proposing to Mr. Carnegie the construction of the library was practically a pledge that the city would maintain it This pledge includes the fact that it shall be a free library that is, open to all classes desiring to avail themselves of its store of literature. While the library will be of undoubted use in connection with the schools, that is not the only class it is in tended to benefit. All who have or wish to cultivate the pleasures of reading are, by the very nature of such an institution, to be invited and encouraged to come there. We take it for granted as a result of these basic ideas, that the city will consti tute a board to manage the library in which the city as the power which appro priates funds for its support, the school or ganization as a leading interest in educa tional matters, and citizens at large shall all represent the public interest That such a board should be non-partisan is beyond dis pute, as it is inconceivable that a magnifi cent and wholly educational institution should be subjected to the limitations and drawbacks of politics. It seems equally clear that the duty of the city to provide the store of books which is the first requisite of the library, can best be performed by using the present Allegheny Library as a nucleus and making liberal accretions to it, year by year, out of the funds provided for that purpose by the city. These is little doubt that Allegheny will take tome such course as this so as to give its beautiful building the fullest utility. So city government could be blind enough to neglect or misuse so valuable a gift. FOE CLEVELAND'S INTEEEST. Mr. W. L. Scott's newspaper, the Erie Herald, asserts that the Democratic machin ery should be organized exclusively in the interest of Grover Cleveland. No man who is not openly pledged to Mr. Cleve land should be given a place "either as a local official, committeeman or State dele gate." This way of putting the Democra tic party into a Cleveland Trust, as it were, might be effectual in hopelessly dividing the organization. We can leave that considera tion to the determination of the Democrats; bnt it is necessary to remark that if the Democracy is to be organized in Mr. Cleve land's interest, Mr. Scott should be gently bnt firmly placed on the ontside of the or ganization. A man who as Congressman, writes to a railroad President, that though they differ in politics they are agreed on corporation questions, and asked for passes to be used in. furthering the triumph of cor poration interests, would be a millstone around the neck of any Fresidental boom under his management. Mr. Scott should confine his efforts to his darling corpor ations. The statement is made that the Trenlon potteries have succeeded in making an applica tion of the Siemen's gas process to the firing of their kilns, which makes their foci as econom ical as the natural gas used by the potteries of this section. This is another indication of the necessity for our manufacturers either to keep the natural gas supply abundant and cheap, or to make up the lack by the manufacture of cheap fuel gas. The report that the White Caps at Gales burg, lit, have resumed their old tricks of burning barns and whipping lonely people, shows the necessity of an administration of the law energetic enough to find such ruffians the legitimate work of breaking stones on the road. The proposition for a confederation be tween the Knights of Labor and the Farmers is a good one, but the plan can only be made feasible on a platform of opposition to monop oly and special privileges. We can hardly im agine, for instance, the farmers1 organization going into a movement to permanently estab lish an eight-hour day. A decreased production of molasses mm, as shown by the internal revenue report, indicates that the consumers of that fiery drink must be turning their attention to smoother beverages, or that the gentlo moon shiner is enjoying a boom. New York has three million dollars sub scribed to her guarantee fund, and with an other million declared to be '"in sight," hones to make a decent showing before Congress meets. Bnt the multi-millionaires still stand back and give the common people a chance to demonstrate their public spirit If Pennsylvania and other States which voted "wet" this year had foreseen what effect it would have had on the weather of 1SS9, it might have made a decided difference. Cer tainly the waning year can claim the champion ship for moisture. Again the public is informed that the Baltimore on ber second trial trip surpassed requirements ana showed herself to be a racer. This is gratifying intelligence, but as such glowing statements have been somewhat com mon in the past, the public will prefer to wait for the official returns. - The type founders are considering the project of forming a trait They had better go cautiously or the printing Interests may start type foundries of their own and knock the whole type arrangement into pi. The notice served on the stay-at-home Pennslyvania Democrats who failed to come out and vote for Bigler, that they will be read out of the party, is calculated to carry the impres sion that the Democratic party Is much too large. Wo were under the Impression that the recent vote made just the opposite showing. It is intimated that the defense in the Cronln cane hare concluded tbat their best chance Is to fall back on Mr. Tony Waller's master-stroke and make "an alleybi." Loed Baxisbdby's talk of "imperial federation" as a solution of the Home-Hula question is an indication that the Tory Govern 'THE . ment is scared enough, to' steel the Liberal pol icy, but is desirous of discovering some way in wbicb It can effect the theft without-being caught at it The grist of department reports that in variably precedes the meeting of Congress con veys the assurance to the people that the ma chinery of government Is still grinding on. PEOPLE OP PfiOMNENCE. The richest woman In Wisconsin is Mrs Alexander Mitchell, widow of the late presi dent of the Milwaukee and 6t Paul Railroad. "I ah only a farmer, and know nothing of politics," was all tbat reporters who attempted to interview him In Chicago conld get out of Jesse Grant, of California, the other day, TnE fiftieth anniversary of the production of Verdi's first o pera was celebrated through out Italy yesterday. King Humbert and Prime Minister Crispi sent congratulatory dis patches to the famous composer. Messages of congratulation were also sent by all tne princi pal cities and towns in Italy. Peke Pamphile de Veuslkb, brother of Father Damien, has started upon a tour of the world for the purpose of collecting a fund to establish, in memory of his brother, an insti tution in which missionaries for the leper field may be taught to administer not only to the spiritual, but to the bodily wants, also, of their pitiable charges. Olxveb Ajies, the Governor of Massachu setts, is a medium-sized, well-built man, who has had great experience in public life. The Governor followed bis brother, Oakes, in Con gress, and has been twice re-elected to the office he now holds. He is one of the wealthiest men and best livers in New England. He baa a fine house on Commonwealth avenue, and en tertains handsomely. UThe wife of ex Speaker Carlisle, who has just returned to her home in Covington, Ky., from a visit to an invalid son in the West, was the recipient after her arrival of a lovely gift from an admirer in Paris, France, a handsome monchoir-case for embroidered handkerchiefs, especially designed and embroidered for her, and it is an exquisite piece of work, edgea with real Valenciennes lace. The little cabin In Fairmount Park, Phila delphia, once used by General Grant as bead quarters, is going to ruin from negloct Public sentiment however, is aronsed and steps will undoubtedly be taken to preserve it as a relic. It is the duty of the city to take care of the cabin, but If for any reason it fails to do so, George W. Childs has promised to have it put in good condition and cared for at his own ex pense. TOO MEAN FOE ANYTHING. Unlucky Bio of Slang Gets a Fan-American Into Trouble. From the New York Tribune. Senor X I mention no name because the home ot tho young gentleman Is not 100 miles from Valparaiso Senor X, I say, had been en gaged in earnest conversation all evening with the danghtcr of Jndge G , in the conserva tory attached to the host's residence. She was a remarkably handsome young woman, ex tremely bright and clever in conversation, and with a charm of manner'Wbich seemed to bold the young diplomat a willing captive. In an evil moment Miss G touched upon the subject of slang. This seemed Senor X's forte. He had picked up half a dozen slang phrases on the steamer coming to this country and had' added, since his arrival, perhaps as many more to his little collection. Small as it was, it outnumbered the sum total of his voca bulary of the rest of the language. Word led to word, one phrase to the other. There never seemed a happier pair. Then, suddenly, as if seized by an idea, the young foreigner ex claimed: "Ah. Mees, you ha-ave a great deal of gall I" If she had been struck in the face, if the ceiling had opened before her gaze. Miss G conld not have looked more surprised. A sickly smile played about her lips as she turned ber head. In vain did the young man, with a horrid grin on his countenance, try to explain that he meant to say she had a '-great deal of go." She would listen to no explanation, but left him standing there and then, in search of her chaperone. The young man doesn't know to the present day what ailed tne young woman. There is, however, at least one family in M s to-day who think that all South Americans are ill-mannered boors and "no gentlemen," and one yonng woman, perhaps, who is of the opinion that they are all "too mean for anything." AK01HER COUNT 0APTUEED. A Detroit Bcantr to Wed a Wealthy Ger- Din Nobleman. New York Herald Berlin Cable.1 The example set by Prince Hatzteldt will find many imitators here. In no capital in Europe are the beauty and wit of American women so keenly appreciated as , in Berlin. If to these attractions be added wealth, so much the better; but the fact tbat in tbe next marriage, which is to take place be tween a Prussian nobleman and an American heiress, money was bnt a secondary considera tion will be balled with delight on tbe other side of tbe Atlantic It is certainly a love match, for, well off in this world's goods as tbe young lady is, ber future husband is even bet ter provided for In this respect The contracting parties are Count von Klelst and Miss Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Mr. Thompson, -of the Standard Oil Company and ex-Mayor of Detroit, where he married Miss Brusb, of an old, honorable and wealthy American family. The Count, who is 26 years of age and one of tho handsomest young men In a city which swarms with good-looking young officers, is, as a matter of course, in tbe army, and might have been seen riding with the staff during tbe recent great reviews given in honor of the Kai sers imperial guest in tbe uniform of, his regi ment, the Twelfth Thuringlan Hussars, to which be is attached as lieutenant of reserve. He is a Majoratsherr or inheritor, by right of primogeniture, of three large estates situated in three different States of the Empire, and is one of the richest proprietors in all Germany, The bride is only 19. and a beautiful blonde. ALABAMA'S CARNEGIE. An Unostentatious Magnate Who Ban Amu to Marry His Wife. From the New York "star,") Mr. DeBardeleban Is the Andrew Carnegie of Alabama, and the wealthiest man in the State. His wealth is variously estimated at from $4,000,000 to $40,000,000. He is at the head of almost half the iron companies of tbe Bir mingham district N ot many years ago be was a farmer. By a clever business stroke he se cured tbe now famous Pratt Coal Mines for a a song, developed them, and then sold out to tbe Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Com- Eanv, making a cool million of dollars. Mr. leBardeleban is just rounding 50. He wears a full gray beard, and perhaps no millionaire In the country Is plainer in habits or so easy of approach. Mr. DeBardeleban's favorite story is in re. gard to the manner in wbicb be doped with his wife and was robbed in the same way of his oldest daughter. Mr. DeBardeleban was poor wben he ran away with and married the 15- year-old daughter of Judge Pratt who was quite wealthy. The old Judge sent for him and said: "Henry, vou've treated me mighty mean in this matter by stealing my daughter. Why, my boy, you could have bad her for the asking. I don't know of anyone I'd rather have for a son-in-law." When Mr. DeBardeleban's oldest daughter reached the age of 16 she eloped with T. a Brittle, a yonng lawyer with little money and a small practice. Mr. DeBardeleban sent for him and repeated almost tbe exact language Judge Pratt bad nsed to blm 17 years before, Mr. Brittle is now becoming a millionaire him felt WHEN SISTER JEAN WAS MARRIED. When sister Jean was married The church was gay and green TVith flowers and ferns we carried To brighter make the scene. A wedding bell was hanging Above the altar rail. And none might hear Its clanging Save she who wore the veil. "The loveliest of flowers Is Jnst yourself; '" it Bald, And petals fell in showers When sister Jean was wed. When sister Jean was married The organ slowly played. As if the music tarried To keep her still a maid. The women wept, and children Fair summer roses flung, And praises of her beauty Came fast from every tongue. No maid was ever sweeter, God bless your pretty bead, " JTbe neighbors said to greet her, When sitter Jean was wed. When sister Jean was married The gaUery was dark, ' And In its darkest corner Bat one she did not mark. Who, whUe his heart was breaking, Moved his wan lips in prayer - That her heart know no aching No taste of hla despair: And no prayer wa o earnest As that be softly said Up in the gallery corner When sister Jean was wed. "AH. Ii. Barker in Inter Ocean. EirTSBUKG' 'DISPT(M0l!nSY0VEEEl5 THEGRITOSREYIEW. The Inventory of a Language Difference Between the Old Lexicographer and tbe New The Century's Historical Value Sight of the Man Behind the Eye A Story of Niagara New Zealand After SO Yean, and Other Books. "Get the best" is always an excellent piece of advice. Indeed, the main purpose of these Monday morning book talks Is to let people know what the best Is. The Critic writes not for the publishers, nor for tbe booksellers, but for the book buyers. This column is meant for busy men and women who have no time to waste over books which are dull and unprofit able, and not much leisure even for the task of selection; but who are glad to learn what the newest books are, what they arc about which ones are particularly worth reading, and in what Pittsburg bookstores they can be found. V "Get the best" is an advice which the indus try of the advertisers has especially connected with dictionaries. Whoever follows this ad vice to-day In tbe purchase of a dictionary will have small difficulty in choosing. The best work of tbat nature which is to be had in this country is published by the Century Company, of New York, and to be had in this city from H. Watts fc Co., their agents. The Century Dictionary costs money. That however, is one of the disadvantages which, In this imperfect state of civilization in which we live, attaches itself to nearly everything which is good. It is issued in 24 parts, at a cost of 2 0 a part These parts can be put together afterward, if one wishes. Into six volumes, but they are so tastefully and substantially bound that they make handsome books jnst as they are. "A dictionary," Archbishop Trench said, "is the inventory ofa language." A good diction ary includes all the words which are to be fonnd in all the books of the language. It be gins with the beginning of the national liter ature and comes down to the last word which baa won a place In tbe dally papers. Tbe older lexicographers started out with the intention of being literary reformers. They put in the words which they thought it would be well to have in tbe language, and left tbe others out Later dictionaries have been trner to the in ventory Ideal. But even snch a great work as the dictionary of the Philological Society quotes no scientific books, and so inclndes no technical words. Tbe Century Dictionary In cludes everything, ft is the first adequate in ventory of tbe English language. It not only inclndes all the words which are used in the "physical and mathematical sciences, and in tbe "mechanical arts and trades," but it is the first dictionary to give the sort of definition which an intelligent reader wants. It is an encyclopedia In brief. We have been for some years in the habit of using the word "berserker" as a dictionary test. Anybody who will look up berserker in Web ster or Worcester and then In the Century Dictionary will find out more about the superiority of thlslatest venture in lexicography than could be stated in a hundred sentences. V The Century Magazine from May to October, and St. Nicholas for the cast year, from November, 1S88, to November. 1889, come in handsome volumes, and are, as always, a f eas( to tbe eye and tbe mind alike. Any child who has been so unfortunate as to have missed reading St. Nicholas in tbe monthly num bers can have this deprivation made up by a Christmas present of these two beautiful volumes into which they have been bound. Here are Mrs. Bnrnett's "Little Saint Eliza beth," and Mrs. Catherwood's "Bells of Ste. Acne," and Mr. Harris' "Daddy Jake, the Runaway." Hera are battles, and guns, and ships, brownies and legislators, history and poetry and fiction, dogs and ducks, sea-lions andshog-back panthers. The best makers of pictures and the best makers of literature are enlisted by St. Nicholas in the service of the boys and girls. A year's reading of this ideal young folks' magazine is an education in cul tured and Christian manliness and womanli ness. The Century comes bound in cloth of gold and is good gold all tho 'way through. This latest volume Is especially notable for the per manent value of its leading papers, and for the excellence of its pictures. Tbe Lincoln his tory and the Siberia articles are undertakings which have no parallel in the history of periodi cal literature. The "Italian Art Masters," by Mr. Stillman and Mr. Cole, and the "English Cathedrals," by Mrs. Van Ilenssalaer and Mr. Fennell are most felicitous partnerships of pen and pencil. (H. Watts & Co.) A charming book, ontside and in, is A Ram bler Lease (81 25. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; H. Watts & Co.). Mr. Bradford Torrey Is an adept in the- mysteries of "esoteric peripateti- cism." He is one of tbe people who know how to walk, The ltttle book is a record of ram blings through woods and cornfields, along old roads and up and down New England hills. "It is not the eye that sees," says Mr. Torrey, citing an old truth whose applications are as wide as the sky. Not tho eye, "but the man behind the eye." When tbe man is a botanist, or an ornithologist, he sees a good deal, Dut when he is a student and a poet as well as a naturalist, then he sees a hundred times as much, and is able to make us see it also, If rambler's leases were investments paying dividends in the kind of money which can be locked up in bank vaults, tbe novelist would be rich, indeed. Miss Yonge, for example, who already holds on rambler's leases, some of the most delightful places in England, has recently taken possession of the entire town of Cheddar. Cheddar is the town in which tbo good Miss Hannah, More, after diligent search, was able to discover only one Bible, and that was used to hold a window openl The grandmother of The Cunning Woman's Grandson (1.50. Thomas Wbittaker) was an old witch, who lived in a cave and made a living by selling amulets and telling fortunes. Miss Hannah More and her sister start a school in Cheddar and persuade tbe dirty, ragged and heathen children into it. and mate good men and women out ot some ot them. One whom the reformation touches is the cunning woman's grandson. Old Goody Lake, however, continues to be anything but "goody" to the end. Miss Yonge's latest book, like all its predecessors in the long series, is both interesting and profitable reading. Goody Lake professed to be quito intimate with the mysterious personage about whom the Rot. Dr. Edward H. Jewett has recently de livered a course of lectures, Dialolology ($1 50, Thomas Whittaker) is a study of the kingdom and person of Satan. The subject is approached from tbe orthodox point of view. Tbe author believes In tbe devlL The theories which wpuld dismiss tho devil by explaining Bible texts as personifications of evil, or as ac commodations to popular ignorance, he vigor ously combats. He devotes a chapter to the petition in tbe Lord's prayer which the revlsors read, "deliver us from the evil one." He denies tbat the Jews brought the idea of the devil back with them from the Babylonian captivity. The Persian religion, in which the devil has so large a place, was not brought into Babylonia until tbe captivity was nearly at an end, and then only as a court religion; indeed, the chief result of tbe captivity was to convert the Hebrows to tbeir own creed. Henceforth they were vigorous monotbeists. Dr. Jewett's book Js a strong presentation of the traditional idea of the devil. The devil is the leading character of Mrs. Julia DItts young's novel. Adrift; a Story of Niagara; ($1 25; J. B. Lippincott Co.; H. Watts & Co.) His name is Marcy Fornster. He is a veritable incarnation of the adversary. Some minor measures of the evil spirit get into the hearts of several of the otber characters. There are two quite unconnected stories run ning side by side throughout the plot One Is the story of Jerome and Diana, which is capi tally done; the other is the story of Stephen and Bella, which is probably a fairly accurate diagnosis ot a very unpleasant disease. The book Is really not so Jrashy as Its very suspi cious title would lead one to suppose. But one Is inclined to wonder a little what Mr. William Dean Howells, to whom ft Is inscribed, will think about it V Tbo trouble between Bella and her husband was "incompatibility of tempert" they were like the man and wife whose versions of their marital unbappincss Dandet puts in parallel pages. He loved poetry; she loved accounts. Only in "Adrift" tbo cases were reversed. Marriage is protty much a failure, according td Daudot, at least when one of tho two Is un fortunate enough to be a genlns. "Geniuses," said Mrs. Carlyle, ''are all very well; but they are terrible to live wlthl" This is tbe moral of Wives QfMen of Genius (75 cents. Worthlngton I Company; J. B. Weldln 4 Co.) The raen of) genius who figure in, these sprightly sketches seem to have had more genius than judgment They married In haste, and fulfilled tbe proph ecy of the old proverb, by a repenunce at leis ure. The attractive pages are adorned with the usual little bits of pretty pictures, none of which are quite so commonplace as tbe one selected for some occult reason as frontis piece and decoration for tho cover. . Fifty years make more changes than any of the prophets can keep up with. Fifty years ago in New Zealand they had an ingenlons system of land transfer which was both direct and effective. The register of deeds and the examiner of titles bad no place in it The prospective owner simply killed the previous occupant and ato bim. To-day that cannibal Island has all the advantages and disadvantages of "modern civilization." On t of the ground they dig a kind of gum which is brought into the United States and used in making varnish. Every year they freeze shipload after shipload of mutton which thnv onrf tn Kncrlandtand. after a two months' cruise "the most fastidious connoisseur" cannot tell but tbat this mutton was walking about only tbe day before as sheep. Mr. Edward Wakefield, in New Zealand After JXrtj Tears (CasseU fc Co.:H. Watts 4 Co.), tells ns just what we want to know about this growing colony, its history. Its volcanoes. Its plants and animals, its 00,000 Europeans and its 40,000 Maoris, its trade, its politics, and its prospects. There is an excellent map, and a good many unusually good pictures and anln- The transfer of property In this country do'cs not, as a rule, involve the eating of either party by the other. It is, however, attended some times by a fleecing operation which is almost as bad. Mr. Warren discovered this histori cal fact, and, indeed, experienced the bitter side of it in Frederick B. Sanford's 27ie Bursting of a Boom; ($1 25; J. B. Lipnlncott Co.. H. Watts Co.) Mr. Warren, whose in itials are M. H. W., and Miss Wade, whose in itials are also M. H. W.. exchange trunks in tbe confusion of the checking room. They meet afterward at a friend's house In the town where Warren is working up a real estate "boom." The boom fulfills the prophecy ot the title, but the love affair, with a life-saving adventure for a crisis, comes out all right. The prettiest version of the old Cinderella myth is that which tbe Germans love, in which tbe heroine's name is Ashanpnttek The rat and pumpkin foolishness does net appear in this version. A little tree takes the place of the fairy godmother. The step sisters cut off, one her great toe, and the other her heel, t J get their feet Into the Prince's slipper. The little "Cinderella." which White k Allen pub llsb.and J. B. Weldln & Co. have for sale,beglns with a translation from tho German, but speed ily halts and picks np the mouse traps and the magic wand. V It is not quite apparent why Mrs. Schere schewsky should have named her pretty story M 1st Buoy's Novel. Miss Euby could do every thing which is good, except write a novel. This delightful little maiden lady goes to live In a tenement house, and brings with her such a flood of sunshine that the whole neighbor hood is lighted up. The Flynns and O'Ronrkes become quite other people than they were. It was a queer little idea which came into Miss Ruby's mind that sbe would write a novel, and one which should suggest "nothing but what is charming, elegant and reflned.'r The wise Miss Ruby gives it up after awhile. Her life Is tbe best kind of novel. A pretty little helpful, uplifting story. (Thomas Whittaker. 60 cents.) 0U2 MAIL ttJUCfL An Englishman's Impressions. To the Editor of The Dispatch: Having been attracted by -an article headed "So, English, Xou Know," in Sunday's Dis patch, I cannot allow the misstatements in it to pass uncontradicted. I read tbat if awork ingman in England was to become tbe owner of horses and good clothes his wages would be cut down. This Is not so, and I speak with authority, as haying associated with work ingmen and been an employer of labor for many years. In England, as elsewhere, there are men of tbe improvident and ne'er do well class who prefer to lounge round the corners and drinking beer, instead of practicing habits of thrift and respectability, but these are counterbalanced by tbe steady and Industrious artisans who respect themselves, their families and their country, and who in their hours ot relaxation from labor dress well, and in very many instances employ a good snare of their leisure moments by mentally and otherwise im proving themselves. To my mind it is not extraordinary or out of place for a workman In this country earning 18 per week to dress well, or, if bis inclination leads that way, -to possess a horse for bis own use and amusement, as a matter of fact I knew a yonng workman in the old country, whose earnings at the time would not exceed 212 per week, owning a thoroughbred horse, purchased ont of bis savings and which he delighted in using. During my six months traveling through this country, I have, with admiration, noticed the sturdy and manly independence of tbe labor ing classes, and Instead of finding fault witb the wage earners for dressing well. I consider it very commendable and as Robert Barns says: "A man's a man for a' that," but he feels much more so if he is decently clad. I will always have pleasant reminiscenses of my travels through the States and my observa tions of tbe working classes, not among the least I trust my insular prejudices remained behind me, when I left my native shores of England, so that when 1 meet anything worthy of praise, I may nnstintingly give it John Cashidy, of Cheshire, England, AlEQnENT, November 18. Farmers' Sons Who Become Famous. To the Editor of The Dispatch: How many of tbe Presidents were born on tbe farm? Please name other prominent men who were farmers' sons. L, Vekona, November 10. Washington, Adams, Monroe, Andrew Jack son, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Buchanan, Lincoln and Garfield were all born on farms. Jay Gould was a country boy who came to town with a patent mousetrap. Henry Ward Beecher was a country boy who loved farm life all his days; William M. Evarts came from a farm in Vermont; Cbanncey M. Depew used to run barefoot aronnd Peekskill till Vanderbilt took a fancy to him. Russell Sage Kill never be anything hut a countryman, if he lives In cities all his life; Whltelaw Reid is from Ohio, and was 30 years ridding his hair of hayseed; De Witt Talmage first expanded bis lungs calling to an oxen team be still looks country all oyer; Sunset Cox hoed potatoes as a lad on his father's farm near Zanesville, O. Abram S. Hewitt was a rosy country lad whose gar ments were made by tbe village seamstress when he first went to New York. Thomas C. Flatt was born on a farm; so was h. M. Bates, who got bis first commercial training Intending a cross-roads store. Addison Camniack was raised on a plantation: so was Tom Ochiltree. Tbe list might be continued indefinitely. A Plltsburger's Railroad Scheme. To the Editor of The Dispatch: Having just read in your paper of Npvember Han interview of Colonel James Andrews in regard to a "Railroad vs Canal Scheme," allow me to say that my father, G. W, Scott, who ii an old Fittsburger, bnt now of Chicago, has been loud in his advocacy for ten yearaot a distinctively freight railroad, from Chicago to New York, with cars carrying 100 tons or more each, thus obviating the necessity of elevators here holding grain tor the opening of lake transportation. My father never tired in set ting forth his views on this subject.in your city. Wheeling and Chicago. If there be any credit in advancing such improvements to the eeneral public, I want bim to get his share. Will yon kindly give this a notice, as he is well known In yonrclty. DAVID SCOII. Cummings, Ixi, ( November 15. Two Kinds of Ballots. To the Editor of The Dispatch; What is the tissue ballot and how is It ma nipulated as a fraud, at elections? Also, what is tbe Australian system of voting? W. Franklin, November 13. Some years ago it was claimed that frauds were perpetrated in some of the Southern States Dy having ballots printed on thin paper and several of them thrust Into the box at a time, tbe voter folding them In with the regu lar ballot In the Australian system the names of all tbe candidates are printed on ono ballot, and the voter marks a cross opposite the names of those he wishes to vote for. Booths are pro. vlded, so that tbe voter can do bis marking in secret . A Problem In Foker To the Edlter of Tbe Dispatch: Pleaso ancer the Folleing A and. B ar plalng a game of poker A. bets, and B calls. A says 3 pars B. says 3 Kings. A says thats good and tben be. A. says no i have a full hand. Witch Wins A. or B Ancer and Oblige a reader BDO UuiojfTowjr, November 18. A should havo stated exactly what be had. His failure to do so, causing B to exposo his band, makes tho latter tho winner. Ye, Twice. To the Editor of The Ulssatctu Has the present Governor of Ohio bees de-' felted for tbat office twice? - M. mont.oe. pa. nevember - -. .w .. HOWITWAS'STOLEH." Tho Way the President's message Was Once Made an Article of Commerce It Doesn't Go Oat Now Until Read In Con-great. ICOHHESFONDtMCE OP THE DISPATCH. J Washington, November 17. Notwithstand ing the statements to tbe contrary which have been telegraphed over the country, no arrange ments have been mado by the President or Private Secretary Halford for the distribution of tbe President's annual message on tbe day when it is sent to Congress. Tbe stories that tho President has determined that it shall not be given out a minute in advance of the time when It is read to Congress are fabrications, or so Mr. Halford assures me. The President has a natural and commendable anxiety about tbe simultaneous publication of bis message throughout the United States. Its widest Cir culation Is obtained through simultaneous pub? lication. Even so important a document as this would be In dancer of neelect bvnub- lisbersif discrimination, accidental or inten tional, should be shown in its distribution. Every year, as newspapers have grown more en terprising and more eager in competition with each other, greater safeguards have been thrown about the President's message and the reports of tbe heads ot departments. Mailed Under a Pledge. At one time copies of the President's mes sage were mailed to tbe newspapers direct under pledge given by the Press Associations that they would not be published until released by telegraphic message from this city. Many of the department reports are sent now in that way. With these reports there is an advantage to be gained by adopting this system, for the editor who is given an opportunity to make a full and early synopsisi and to prepare editorial comment on it for tbe same edition of the paper will give more attention and more space to a report than he wonld give if be had to handle a synopsis received at a late hour by telegraph through one of the Press Associa tions. When it was distributed direct to the news papers they waited only tor tbe message to como from the Press Associations, "Release the President's Message." In two seconds tbe wrapping has been torn from tbe copy of the message; in two more it was in the hands of the foreman of the composing room being cnt into short "takes." Every printer's case was filled: every printer was on bis mettle. It was a race oftoiuab fciiuej M4 aujjuuatiuu ui wo principles of modern mechanics in tbeir most ingenlons form to the dissemination among the people of a nation of tbe thoughts and ideas of their Chief Executive. A Secret Printing Office. In 1877 tbe first message of President Hayen was distributed throughout the country on this system. The report of John Sherman, the Secretary of the Treasury, had been prepared at abont the same time and circulated in the same way. Down In the basement of the Treasury Department is a printing press and a small composing room. There are set up and printed the circulars sent ont by tbe Secretary of the Treasury and his assistants. There, in Mr. Sherman's time, were printed tbe bond calls issued from time to time. The printing office was a secret institution. Tbe printers and the pressmen were pledged to secrecy, for the premature publication of tbe Secretary's designs meant a great deal In finan cial circles. It was thought tbat it wonld be much safer to entrust the printing of tbe ad vance copies of the Secretary's report to his own printing office and, after some discussion, it was determined that the President's message should also be printed there. Every ordinary precaution was taken to prevent "leakace." and it was thought tbe message was quite safe. J copies were struct on lor tne tress Associa tions and mailed under the usual injunction and pledge to all of the daily papers taking the press reports. Copies of the Secretary's report, which was of as much news value as tbe message, were sent out in the same way. Bnt (be precautions taken by the Secretary in re gard to these two documents were not suffi cient How It was Stolen. There was in the employ of tbe Treasury De partment a printer who saw in the possession of these documents a possible profit for him self dishonest but desirable. He entered into negotiations, therefore, through several inter mediaries, for the sale of tbe message and the report to a well-known newspaper correspond ent now doorkeeper of the press gallery of the United States Senate. The message was to be given ont in a day or two. There was little time to bo lost Communication was opened with the principal newspapers in tbe largest cities in the United States. Tbe agreement called for tbe transmission of tbe entire report- by telegraph on the night prior to the day on which it was to be read to Congress. The report contained abont 14,000 words. Arrangements were maao in advance with the manager of the Western Union Com- pany for tbe handling ot this enormous "spe cial" and a number of day operators were quietlv told that they would be wanted for extra work tbat nlgbt Tbe copy of tbe Presi dent's message was delivered into the hands of the correspondent at tbe appointed time. He went witb it to tbe office of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Before midnight the whole of the message had been transmitted, the sheets had been stitcbed together again and tbe book was ready to be returned to the Treasury vault, from which it had been taken. Went lo tbe President, In the meantime the manager of the Wash ington Bureau of the Associated Press, Walter P.Philllps, pew general manager of tbe United Press, bad heard, through some mysterious channel, tbat tbe message was in the hands of the special correspondents and was being sent out He went immediately to tne rjcecuuve Mansion. President Hayes wag called out of bed and Informed of wbat was going on. It was Impossible, he said, for tbe message to have leaked ont Mr. Phillips assured blm that it had and that it would be published all over tbe country tne next morning. He asked the President's permission to release the message 12 hours earlier than the time agreed upon. TbCFresldent wonld not consent to this. He said be did not think it would be right to re lease the message until it bad been read to r.trntrtPML Mr.pEilliDS returned to bis office and sent out a message to all editors telling them tbat the message was being sent to certain newspapers, but that the President refused to release it, and therefore tbo bands of tbe Asso ciated Press were tied. Tben he went to bed. The next morning, tbe message was published in various parts of the country seven or eight hours before it was sent to Congress. Tbe schemes of the Washington correspondent who planned tbe whole affair, failed in only ono particnlar, A Report Also Stolep, Tbe report of the Secretary was stolen also and-sold to a syndicate. Secretary Sherman was told that the report was ont but he refused to believe it, and again the Press Association were helpless. Tbe following day wben tbo re port anoeared in the newspapers the Secretary set on foot a thorough investigation wbicb re sulted in placing the responsibility for tbe theft, and tbe thief was promptly discharged. After his experience with bis first message President Hayes inaugurated a new system. Tbe copies of the message were sent to Col lectors oi internal ahicuuc, anu. pusuuasiers in different towns with instructions to deliver them, on receipt of a release message, to tho newspapers. This scheme worked fairly well. Of recent years, though, the Chief Executive has recognized tbe danger of putting themes sage in type so long before tbe meeting of Con gress, and this scheme has also been aban doned. It was President Cleveland's custom to send copies of his message, In charge of a special messenger, to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, to be delivered to the newspa pers by tbe postmasters of those cities on re ceipt of a release message from tbo President's private secretary. A copy of the meisage was delivered to'tbe representatives of each Press Association in this city at tbe moment of the release. O'Beizn-Baet. One of Sherman's Traits. From the St touts Globe-Democrat Senator Sherman declines to discuss the re sult of the Ohio election. One of the things for which this eminent statesman is most ad mired is bis habit of never talking when there is nothing to say. . DEATHS OP A DAT. Dr. Wilson, of Ottawa. Ottawa, Ost.. November 17. The intelligence of the sudden death In New York ot Dr. Wilson, LawClerkof the Dominion Bouse of Commons, bas created general regret here. Dr. 'Wilson was universally respected. He left Ottawa on Friday afternoon for New York; accompanied by his daughter, whom he proposed to place in a training school for nurses. Dr. Wilson suffered from heart trouble for several years pas. Be be came suddenly HI on the street In New York last nlKhtand was taken to a station house, where he died. Although a physician, the deceased never practiced medicine. Heart disease caused bis death. Mrs. Alice J. Bmner. Mrs. Alice i, Bruner. of Wlllerstown, Butler county, died suddenly In I'blladelpbU, Saturday mornlnr, November is, Mrs. Bruner, formerly 'Miss Alice J. Jackson, was a necessrnl teacher for many years In the Forbes School, nttsburg. ' GOOD AS WELL AS GREAT. Yesterday' Se.Pace Dispatch Filled With Choice Reading Matter. The great triple number of The Dispatch, published yesterday, contained all the news, m its most Interesting form, and scores of literary articles of great excellence. It cost but fi cents, yet many a So volume contains far less tbatls worthy of careful perusal. The unsurpassed facilities of The Dispatch for obtaining, all the news and its specially engaged corps of talented writers, who are regular contributors, serve to make these mammoth editions Veritable cyclopedias of wholesome, entertain ing and useful Information. x. Tho latest news from Brazil confirms the re port of a revolution. A Republican Govern ment has been organized and officers chosen. Emperor William and the Empress returned home Saturday and were warmly greeted. There has been great excitement lb Glasgow over tb e pig iron market A scarcity of Cleve land iron has sent tbe price up to a high figure. There are m ore labor 'troubles In London. Bis marck's diplomacy will probably result In tbo reinstatement of Russian control in Bulgaria. The mother of Charles Stewart Pamell is dis tressing! poor. Tho Federal Steel Company has been or ganized in Cleveland. Pittsburgers are inter ested in it State politics were interestingly discussed by a Philadelphia correspondent A romantic story of a poor entomologist who once received a hundred lashes, and his rise to, wealth and influence, comes from Ban Fran Cisco. In tbe Cronin trial the defense has be gun introducing testimony. The Treasury De partment has information of' hundreds of laborers imported from Canada to work in the United States. The Cuban strike has developed a sensation and the islanders have protested to Secretary Blame against tbe actions of the Spanish Consul there A woman Is on trial In Waterville, Me., for treating ber brother like a dog; keeping blm in a pen and compelling him to work In harness. It Sonthsiders complain that the Beck's run scbindery pollutes their water supply. Al Carlisle, of Ohio, talked of the political situa tion in his State. A Belgian glass manufacturer gave some information that will interest those connected with that industry. Tbe latest phases of the Mayoralty contest were discussed. W. G. Johnston has presented the city a portrait of William Pitt Aldermen Callen, Maneese and Doughty have been found guilty of the charges against them. Rumors are current that there is a break in the Baseball Brotherhood. Peter Friddy de feated E. C. McClelland in the local mile race. The contest was an exciting one. The sporting news and tbe review were as complete and In teresting as usual. m. Parts second and third (pages 9 to 20) in cluded the usual number of literary contribu tions, tbe regular departments, the continua tion of Prof. Ebers "Joshua," and otber excel lent features, Julia Ward Hpwe contributed a paper on woman's advancement George W. Williams wrote of the "Opening of Africa." James A. Wake field sketched the life of Sam Honston, the Texas hero. Wales described tbe police patrol system of the dty.and Brenan tbe night schools. Henry La Luberne gave an interesting account of Dr. Brown-Seqnard's experiments with the so-called elixir of life. Frank G. Carpenter explained soma of the mysteries of Chinese cookery. M. Hungerf ord pictures peasant life In Ireland. Henrv Hay Hie gave some graphic Parisian views. A. de tective story entitled "Tbe Silver Locket," and Helnrtcbs' fairy tale were among the choice fiction. Other contributors of bright papers were W. A. Hoy, M. M. Dilke, Rev. George Hodges, Searigbt, William S, Walsh, Clara Belle, Benjamin Northrop, Ed gan L. Wake-i man, A. M. H., Falkirk. A Clergyman, F. A. Bassett Morton and R. W. ShoppelL GLASSWARE BY MACHIHEET, A Novelty la Blowing; Infrodaced at the Ellenville. N. Y Works. From the X ew Tork Times. J xne manufacture oi glassware oymaeninery on a permanent scale li'now forth first time undertaken In this counter at the lone-idle Ellenville Glass Works, rka, in the neighboring village of that name. It is known that the op erative glass blowers ef tbe country are organ- f izsd in compact and powerful labor unions tbat are practically enabled to, dictate terms In matters of wages and shop retaliations to tbe manufacturer, and it Is also known tbe manu facturers are restive under what they allege to be the unreasonable and unjust exactions of the labor unions, and have been casting about for some measure ot relief. When it was reported tbat a machine for blowing glass bottles bad been invented ana successfully worked in England, a syndicate of American glass manufacturers waa formed with the view of introducing the machines In this country, and one ot the member was sent over were to examine ana report upon the merits of tbe invention. His report was so favorable that an experimental machine was brought over and set at work at the Ellenville Glass Works, where it is now running. Tbe machine as now fitted up will blow quart bottles only. It is operated by a man and boy, and is very simple of construction. It con sists of an iron upright, around which revolves arms fitted with molds for shaping the glass. A pipe supplied with a current of air and readily manipulated by the operator does tbe work of blowing. The machine is operated with astonishing celerity, and is said to be capable of taming off 100 dozen of perfect bot tles a day. 0XEH DUCATD IN GEKHAH. A Fair ot Animals That are Plain ftr Tcataalo Driver, From the .New York Sun.! A team of German oxen are plains; for a Teutonic driver up at Greenfield Hill, Green wicb,Cpnn, on tbefarm of Miss Agnes Murray, popularly known as "Lady Agnes.'' Theownir ot the oxen called at tbe labor bureau at Castle Garden yesterday, and asked Agent Godde for a German farm hand. Mr. Godde said they were pretty scarce, but tbat sbe could bare laborer of some other nationality, "But1 I mnst have a German," the woman said, "as my oxen do not understand English. They have always bad a German driver, and I'm sure they wouldn't know which way to move if requested to 'gee' or 'haw' in the usual Amer ican way." Agent Godde said be feared tbat the oxen would have to be taught the United States dialect, includins its persuasive Idioms, by which our oxen' are guided. TEI-STATB TEIFDES. J. F, Lewis killed a large bear near Addison hammock, southwest of Landisburg, Pa., Mon day of last week; He was out deer stalking at the time, and suddenly he found three bears eyeing blm in a peculiar manner. One he killed the first shot and the other' two disappeared quickly ia the tan scrub. AyACMEB near Nevada, O., heard a rap at his door, and opening it saw the apparition of Martin Weldimlre. who committed suicide by hanging November 4. He asked what was wanted, but the ghost would not answer, and beckoned him to come out He went In the house, and closing the door seated himself, thinking of what had jnst occurred, and of the meaning of such a strange visit' A loud rap again called bim to tbe door. Forgetting for a moment his late visitor he obeyed the sum mons, when a sight met bis eye tbat froze him to the spot Tbe atmosphere was lighted with a strange light for a distance up and down the road, and a funeral procession exactly like the one attending the funeral of bis late neighbor was passing his house, only it was going away from tho graveyard instead of toward it For a few moments his eyes were riveted ca the strange scene, and in another moment all had vanished. There bad been much wrangling over tbe location of tbe suicide's grave, and friends had been talking of having the body disinterred and buried in another place. Sove Wheeling boys put up a job on a user of tbe weed, Concealing a piece ot soap in the plus. Tbe tobacco chewer masticated some of tbe cwnpound aud waa sick for two days. By a mistake Norriatewn liveryman sent s hearse asd carriage to a hose of mourning a day ahead of thefuneraL Txx Lc6ter police, sMble toll any crista en a suspicious character arrested there, bought a railroad ticket with the money found ba hjm and shipped hlia out ot town. Wrrsa. view of testis a sew teotk pulltas; MefcHMrirkleh be n Heat M parch a .WUegrt etoatsK sMtwst kteself ta b vyes, SAe., vse veepec paci of sbs boo - -vTt!." SET? CUKIOUS CUBD11NSATI058 At a wedding in BIrminzhazoAla.i one of the lady guests stole a watch; diamond and money. . -1 ' Lorenzo D. Teter and Gertrude S. Harp, students of the Des Moines College, have been expelled because they eloped aud got married. At Cincinnati ahorse backed oy'eijthe bank and fell down a declivity of 100 f eetdrag ging his cart and driver with htm. The driver did not get into the water, but tbeJJiorse plunged into tho river and swam acrossto Covington, detaching the vehicle fromhinvin midstream. ;-- A sign that is attracting hundreds of people to where It hangs, on a carpenter shop. in-Paterson. N.J reads: "Coffins made and r?p?.iTe Extra, strong ones for country peo- pie-" The old man who owns the eatablish-t j ment has bis own coffin on band. It Is made of JJ, Dine wood, anri fa cnim. ;.u ... rmrP3k of wallpaper. & A certain vounsr ladT in Cincinnati 1st sorry she bet on Foraker. She agreed to wheel; her sweetheart shnnt tmm i -f.nv,rrfvar at . noontime in case she lost, andtnow in the horrW uio i cm ui. uie ming tne gentleman na con, jl, sented to allow the performance to takeplaceyr at i o'clock in the morning when the streets are) .. not so crowded. ' , '' Living within 2 miles of MatiapoisethV ' Mass., where all were born, are 9 brothers j5dj sisters named Belles, who range In age:from"69? to SS years. Altogether there-were 13 children but 3 died. 1 at the age of G another at tbe agej ot 60, and tbe third when he was 2iXTbe; mother lived to be a nonagenarian. Tbe father died in bis fisth year. ft, -v. John Benson, a Bice county, (Minniu farmer, performed a most remarkable feat on . lake two miles north of Faribault recently. Ong looking out? of his window be saw a bevy? ot wild ducks trying to extricate themselves fromi tne ice wnicn naa frozen about tbeir. legs dur-ji ins tbe nieht, Beizinc a eom-rntf jt hn rnhrtl to tbe lake and clipped off the heads of 131' of 5 taem. A supernatural visitant, described as' a white fieure in human shape of unusual height which stalks through the woods, at night, bearing in its right hand a flaming torch and in its left a black banner emblazoned witb skull and crossbone. is reported to have been seen In Crenshaw county. Ala. His gbostsblp is said to make his appearance every night at 10 o'clock, emerging from a cavern In a side bill at tbe eastern extremity of tbe woods, and traversing westerly until he disappears in the uuo pine loresi. Mr. Henry Caby, whose real name is Kish-ka-ko, lives np In Arenac county, Mich is a great grandson of an Indian chief of the same name, and he sets up a clal m that In 1819 his royal ancestor was, by treaty with, the Gov ernment, given sections 28 ana S9, on which much of tbe most valuable pan of Bay City stands, and now his lawyers propose to get'tha land for him or get the- money value thereof.' - s It la alleged that the treaty records show.no, . uaw ui.imlMUU ut tuo 1AUU UJSat) OI WOU- rj authorized since the treaty of 1B1X x-Ya A new gambling arrangement haj come j. iuuj i uKuoia Cincinnati. "ins mine snapeoiav-i, miniature race trade with antomatlo horses and jockey attachments the outfit beint; the? same as you see at any race track with the exr caption that it is made of tin instead offteshf and blood. There are four horses. BytuniinV A crank the horses are made to go roundjand. round, the race becomes exdtlne; and the out come is, of course, in doubt. One of thofma chines is In a Vine street eating house. One vpung man raked In a $ pot on the brown horse the other eveninc A stream near Benton, Tenn., is said to be full of phantom fish . Standing on the rocks and looking down. Into tbe water the eye can see hundreds of trout, some of them remark ,' ably large, darting about the pools or resting ,. with the irentle motion necnliar to thplrtrth. The angler casts his fine in one of these pools , J literally swarming with fish, to all appearances, jl ana no matter now attractive the fly or bowl? skillful tbe fisherman he never gets a bite. AsTj pienuiaiuineyseemia oe no one nas ever. yet been able to catch a trout In that stream? The fisb par no. attention to the hook or line. and when the bait Is thrown at them, or an at-1 tempt is made to Upear them, the Instrument's haa the appearance of passingthrongh the flsn,I but he is not caught: when the barb or spear la" 1MUWICU AiQ U UU UlBfC The exquisite American Beauty which. so says a florist, is the most popular and host- selling rose in all the market; has a pleasing) little history of Its awn. In the first place, it u: I --"- -..., iuius little history of iu own. to the first place, itm I " onlT n9W rlSy of rose that Americavls -..- pventothe world. France and England have i iitwuwituMij j ue cuiuraieu vzrjeueew' America but this Incomparable one, Curily eaouga,-iaa,uieBawerwa not W,ratli EiianuDc wiujouc waiting' to nays WW? vent into tne wona encQuragea oy tne processes or pycnnitxtion. this stnrdvnaral exponent of American enterprise was fonnd. 1 one morning; perfect in form and color, exquis- lte in fragrance, on a scrubby little bush In! the garden of a Washington gentleman. Its una--.' nn Deaaty attracted tne immediate attention" of flqwer lovers, but wben classification was at-. ' temptea no vaneiy was iouna io include the . new specimen, now it was produced has never; oeenascertamea. come nappy cross between, j two especially adapted varieties, and that cross ? mo. result ox cnance, prooaoiy ongmaiea uiss marvelous and perfect variety of tbe rose.j xayaiio oar American genius, it is empnaoi cauyseu-maae. -w John Thomas Heslop, of Birminliam England, is a lad whose powers of vision are ton kV (kVMUMUkVU UAUU Wig U1A1TWWU9 riJI Jtnowniw "toe lirteff microscope" on fteeonag w vww pwiW tw vy iuu wwl tUUlUW wyjOvC, dearly defined. In 1878 or 1879 he was at) tacked with some bailing eye trouble, andi. came very near losing bis sight forever. After the disease bad reacbecQts worst there was aql instant and startling change f or the better When his sight returned it was with extrior. dlnary increased powers of vision. To John Thomas, the most minute plant louse wasujJ larKtta ftuiu,uu uo jawtjaiws 0111 aa largo as an h nanme; no couia see ana oe iji scribe distant minute objects with startling f-' clearness and precision. He was amasingly in shocked upon repairing' to the well to get a -" cooling draught to see the Immense number ot.-1 hideous creatures tbat were floating fighting, '" and wriggling about in tbe water. FroseitA ', day to this water haa never paused the 11m of f ' John Thomas Heslop; hla drinks constet wholly . of coffee, tea and milk, thoroughly boiled. The doctors say tbat tbe entire organisation of the eve has undergone a imiiinual chum '!( 1 .lIII. h lUMUH. I.K.a..Hn.. V larged, and that thd crystalline lens havedU' ' VIUBU iuui kmog uiiiaiouk uisaa or quaes, eaCU ; ' circle surrounded bv another of llrhthlnn. - -rt CUFPD BITS OF WIT, Captain (anxionsly) Coafband it; I I could get a second mate. Talr Widow How would I dof-Oeeaa. HeWell, yon, know, Ijuda othersb myself. one-Tea, but Isn't that a rather low standard of Judpnentr-jBoitoi Trttnteript. A. man, desiring to have a pet dog li censed, facetiously asked the clerk if the doghaij to make personal application. 'No," was the reply. "Too, as next of k can take out the papers.' ' tfa lork ledger Braggt This is a little late for yon i out lia'tlt Peel? Aren't too afraid tour' will miss your iir. x, reet-i nope set wju. sa can a things pretty straight, thoub.-Tirrf-ffdHt '. press. t labsley These novelists, make me til Theldeaofat'wUherlnff.glancer" AsirtoyoaeJ could be withered oy a mere look. Wickwfre-You are jonni: yet, Yabsley, never stepped on your wife's train at a I Terrs nauts jixpress. The days will come, The days will go. Tilt the end of life's endeavor, Yet woman1! tongue WUrknow no whoa, It Is bound to run forever; Kearney Enterprise Benks Are you going to see Molcinift iamous acior, vo-uiguu Dob ton No, sir. JSenks-Why not? Dobson It com too math. I paid M fori an actor last week. ."i; Benks-Bowwas that? ' Dosson He held four tees.. Startup" i prist. Eural Minister None of tbe brothers! whose duty It is to pass the plat are hereto-d Would you object to taking no tte collection? I Modest "Worshlper-l never passed the 'plate!) eanreninmyuie,asa I'm azraio, rati. awkward. "Oh, never mind about that. It n noticed. Most of. my congregatloa bee sorbed la their hymn book about the : plate goes round.' Jfea York WcUly.- Blinks What? Can't k$ep your snentwlthmef Jinks (tadly)-No, I can't 1 was drawaT jurythlsweek, and couldn't get out of It ' Dldyoutryr" "Indeed I did. I did my beat to male i: eat to be a hopeless Ignoramus, bat shay wo "fiwet BeaW, nt Thewey to in Ml wma jvv Mvif luiHaiaua,.' j !. ,'.! ' a - -4. -. at-.' ,., .. ifj ,&&Vti w,vfeii&sB cSi 4?