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'ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1846.
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rr, isaa,
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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. NOV. 27. 1SS9.
SEAL ESTATE VALUES.
The sale, noted elsewhere, of a lot in the
East End at the rate of nearly f 130 per foot
front and the asking prices of 4,000 to
$4,500 per foot for property on Fifth avenue
near Smithfield street, indicate the extent
to which the demand for real estate has car
ried values in Pittsburg.
It is necessary to recognize that the ad
vance in city real estate, so far, has con
tained little of the boom, or element of in
flation. Except with regard to the sadden
rise of values in Squirrel Hill, by reason of
its vicinity to Schenley Part, the advance
has been cue to a steady demand for perma
nent investment or for sites for homes for
the bnsmess men of Pittsburg.
Nevertheless it is well to remember that
snch an increase in the cot of realty may
easily be pushed to a point where it will be
overdone. When homes become too costly
for the acquisition, not only of the wealthy
but of the average worker, or when rents get
high enough to force economies, in the occu
pancy of houses, the check and reaction will
be severe in proportion, as the advance has
been excessive. That we have not reached
that point yet is plain from the legitimate
and steady demand which measures the pros
perity of Pittsburg; but that we may avoid
it altogether it will be well to steer clear of
any of the characteristics of inflation.
The best way to keep up the present ac
tivity in real estate is to keep prices on a
basis which will continue to stimulate the
demand.
EXPLODING EITHER WAY.
'The boiler explosion which cost two lives
yesterday, at the Duquesnc Steel Works,
demonstrated one point which is of interest
and importance in determining the causes
of boiler explosions. The experiments
which were made at the Munhall farm sev
eral yrars ago demonstrated that boilers
containing a large amount of superheated
"water could be exploded by a sndden relief
of pressure; and it was claimed that the old
idea of exploding boilers by letting the
water get too low and turning in freshwater
on the hot surface was disproved. So strong
'-was this belief in some minds that the ex
pert agent of a boiler insurance company of
fered to sit above a red hot empty boiler
while water was turned into it. Yesterday's
explosion, however, was clearly produced
by letting the boiler heat while empty and
then turning water on. It looks as if either
too hot or too cold water can produce ex
plosions at unexpected moments.
A TEBBIBLE ASSERTION.
Speaking of the tragedy that occurred
last week in the streets of 2Tew York, in
which a maddened woman shot and killed a
man who she claims to have done her an
awful injnry, the New York Herald editori
ally says: "She tried to get justice in the
courts, but it is a pitiable confession
what are our courts good for when a rich
man with powerful influence defends him
self against a peniiless woman who has sur
rendered her good name?" As if that were
sot enough the Herald adds: "Wealth can
whistle all fear of being caught down the
wind, for the law's delays are a purchasable
commodity."
Is it indeed so? There have been reasons
for the suspicion that law was at the dispos
al of the longest purse rather than the'
jus test cause, but the statement has never
been made so flatly by an authority of such
standing. If it is true, as the Herald as
serts, that a wronged woman cannot obtain
redress in the courts for a wrong inflicted by
a rich man, it should be said that govern
ment where that is the case is a failure and .1
the term justice is a mockery. A worse
charge could not be brought against the
most brutal tyranny that Old World history
can furnish. Whatever foundation there is
for such an assertion makes it imperative
that the whole country shall unite in de
manding a system of justice that defends
the weak against the strong and the poor
against the rich.
If this assertion that "wealth can whistle
all fear of being caught down the wind" is
a fact, the worst things that the Anarchists
"can sav of our laws are none too severe.
DESTBTJCTION BY MBE.
Yesterday was a bad day for two marrf
facturing towns, Leechburg, in Western
Pennsylvania, and Lynn, the shoe manu
facturing town of Massachusetts. In each
case a fire broke out and the lack of fire ap
paratus soon let it get beyond control.
Probably tinder-bbx construction in the
way of frame buildings contributed equally
with the lack of fire apparatus to the de
struction of the business or manufacturing
interests of both places. The loss at Lynn
is stated at 55,000,000. That atLeechburg
is hardly one-thirtieth as large; but the fig
ures in each case represent a severe loss to
both places. The losers will, of course, be
better prepared than the Johnstown sufferers
to repair their losses and rebuild their towns;
and it is to be hoped that they may be able
to do it so that their property will not burn
up so easily the next time.
TEE NEXTBAHEOAD EKCB0ACHHEKT.
There has of late been an apparent
tendency to give a new fillip to the idea
which was mooted some years ago, of count
ing the hours of the day from one np to
twenty-four, and doing away with the present
division ot dividing the day into parts of
twelve hours, respectively a. m. and p. m.
The chief reason advanced why we should
dine at about 19 o'clock instead of 7 P. II. ,
and go to the theater at 20 o'clock instead of
8p.il is the difficulty which people ex
perience in studying railroad time tables,
and the time spent in making certain
-whether the hour for a given train fs p. M.
or A. i. There is an argument "that our
method or cutting the day in two in the
middle is purely arbitrary and conven
tional, founded upon no better reason than
established custom." But the new method
will be arbitrary and conventional, as all
methods oi dividing the days into hours and
minutes must be; so that the reform must
really fall back on the railroad time tables.
The supremacy of the railroads in busi
ness affairs; their very powerful -sway in
politics; and their undisputed control over the
livesof the patrons of suburban trains are in
disputable facts; but it must be said that the
railway sway is extended to extreme lengths
when the habits of life and even of thought
must be turned upside down in order that
railroad time tables may become compre
hensible. No other inconvenience arises from
the present rotation of time. -The man who
goes down to his business at 8 A. 21. is never
in danger of starting do wn by mistake at 8 in
the previous evening; the workman who
knocks off work at 6 in the evening tuns no
hazard of erroneously continuing his labors
right through to 6 of the next morning. Yet
the whole people are to be required to quit
work and eat their suppers at 18 or 19 o'clock
and go to bed at 22:30 or 23, in order that the
mysteries of the time tables may be some
what mitigated.
The effort for this change is some
what sporadic; but the steady advance in
the idea that we must conform our lives to
railroad conditions foreshadows the day
when we will rush to oar meals at the cry of
"twenty minutes for dinner," and furnish
onr chambers on the model of a Pullman
sleeper.
A C0HBI5ATI0N CUT.
The report that the coal combination
which has generally controlled the sale of
coal in the New Orleans market, has cat the
price in that market about four cents a
barrel, was an interesting item of intelli
gence yesterday. It throws a good deal of
light os the practical operation of combina
tions to prevent competition; and the in
fluences which reduce prices where such
combinations are concerned.
There does not seem to be much conceal
ment about the fact that this action is taken
for the purpose of shutting independent
competitors out of the New Orleans market.
In that case it is evident that the reduction
is not to be charged to free competition, but
it is clearly a method taken to prevent com
petition and to sustain a combination.
Apart from that it is plain either that the
reduced price is a losing one or that the
previous price represented a high margin
of profit. In the former case we
have the spectacle of a combination
supposed to be for the purpose of making
more money than under competition, adopt
ing the method of throwing away money to
shut out comDetition. In the latter we have
a new demonstration that the high prices
maintained by combination will inevitably
attract new competition.
These facts make clear the gronnds for
judgment on the policy of cutting prices to
drive out competitors. Unless there is some
other way to bar ont the return of the com
petition, the chief losers by that policy mnst
be those who adopt it As long as coal sells
at a loss at New Orleans the competitors can
seek other markets; but when an attempt is
made to recuperate that loss by high prices
they will come back again. On the other
hand, if the reduced price represents a mar
gin on the first cost of the coal there, the
change in prices will give the New Orleans
people cheaper fuel, increase the sales of
coal and so be an advantage all around.
Another instructive point is contained in
the declaration that no such a cut was ever
before made in the coal market of New Or
leans. This again shows the result of the
combination policy. Under legitimate com
petition the changes are gradual and conser
vative. It is when attempts are made to
control markets and maintain prices by
combination that these violent and sudden
changes appear.
EXFEBT IN COSTBADICTIOK.
Expert witnesses in criminal cases are
seldom useful for any purpose beyond be
fogging the issue. This has been exempli
fied over and over again, but seldom more
cogently than in the trial of the men ac
cused of murdering Dr. Cronin. The prose
cution introduced expert testimony first.
The State's attorneys desired to establish
the fact that the blood in the Carlson cot
tage and the famous trunk was human, and
that hair precisely like Dr. Cronin's had
been found in the trunk and on a piece of
soap in the Carlson cottage. Several mic
roscopists of the highest reputation swore to
these facts without the least hesitation.
Their evidence was of course valuable to the
prosecution until the defense trotted out an
equally distinguished corps of microscop
ists who swore that it was impossible
to distinguish human from any other
mammal's blood, and that it was not in any
man's power to say that the hair in qnestion
belonged to Dr. Cronin. This was a point
for the defense, though less than it would
have been for the prosecution had the first
set of scientists been undisturbed.
There was nothing to prevent Mr. Longe
necker's introducing a third battery of mi
croscopists to confirm the conclusions of the
first battery; nothing, that Is, but the cer
tainty that the prisoners' counsel would in
evitably produce a new contingent of learned
men to upset their predecessors' testimony.
The fact is expert testimony in ten cases ont
of a dozen is bound to be a boomerang. In
many cases the expert regards it as more im
portant to pick holes in some other expert's
evidence than to throw light upon the sub
ject in hand. So the testimony of these ex
ceptionally wise men has come to be
dreaded rather than desired by the con
ductors of criminal cases.
THE TEOUBLE WITH THE FABBEERSV
The discussion of the project of improv
ing coanty roads calls forth from a repre
sentative of the agricultural classes in the
East the protest that the farming business is
so unremuueretive that while the farmers
need good roads, they cannot pay the taxes
necessary for their construction. They can
better afford to house their crops and wait
for marketing them till the season when
hard roads are afforded by nature, than to
expend the taxation necessary for a general
system of well-built highways.
This sounds a good deal like the views of
the man in "the Arkansas Traveler" con
cerning his leaky roof. Yet there is some
thing in it which deserves attention as a
measure of the decadence that has fallen on
the Eastern farming interest. Its force is
increased by the corroboration given in a
recent statement that cheap western lands
are doing more than any forestry association
to encourage thero wth of forests in the East.
Vermont,Ne w Hampshire and Massachusetts
are said to contain many abandoned farms
which are being covered by trees; and a
Philadelphia cotemporary says: "With the
fall of farm lands in this State from one
third to one-fourth in Value, It will not be
long before this begins to be true in Penn
sylvania. In other words, the result of that system
oi railway operation which brings the fertile
Western lands as rieajto 'market as the more
expensive Eastern farms is beginning to
show its legitimate result It transfers pro
dnction from the Hast to the West and calls
for the wasted effort, involved in the trans
portation of cereal products from Minnesota
and Nebraska that might be produced in
New York or Pennsylvania. Under such
circumstances is it any wonder that Eastern
farms which are being abandoned, will not
bear the cost of making good roads?
Ot course better roads made by the State
would be a step toward giving vthe Eastern
farmer an advantage again. Bat is it not
plain that the tree way to correct the matter
is to reform the main cause of the evil?
A coannnriCATiOH elsewhere corrects a
recent editorial remark of The Dispatch
about the liability of women to cet upquarrels
when meeting in conventions. The correction
Is made in the rather convincing style ot fur
nishing a notable instance to the contrary
right here in Pittsburg. With such an honor
able example brought to notice, it is necessary
to concede that onr correspondent's exception
is well taken, and to confess that The Dis
patch's Generalization as to the liability of
disputation in female conventions was more
sweeping than it was intended to be.
After the Cronin trial is over the law
yers for the derense may be disposed to estab
lish an alibi and prove that they never had
anything to do with the case.
The acquisition of our breweries by
British syndicates is followed by the report
that they are after our cheese factories. This
giTes ns reason to apprehend that before long
the aristpcracy of England will be presiding
over our lunch counters and restaurants. But
it Is hard to see how they can be any more lord
ly than the present presiding geniuses ot those
establishments.
There is an intimation that the Ohio
auction is already closed and the Senatorial
seat knocked down to the Hon. Calvin S. Brice
as the highest bidder.
The intimation that the United States
authorities will proceed to the condemnation of
the property necessary to build the Hen's
Island dam, indicates the best thing to be done.
It is, of course, ont of the question that the im
provement of a water highway can be stopped
because Allegheny Councils are too hidebound
to approve the project.
The petroleum market seem a to have con
cluded that the wildcats and bears in the eil
fields may do a little clawing on prices above
the dollar line.
The exploding steam boiler got in its fatal
work at Duquesne yesterday. Of course the
boiler was made of the best material, andnoone
knew that anything .was wrong with it. That is
generally the case, but still the public will re
main firm in the belief that boilers of sound
material will not blow up with an ordinary
pressure of steam.
The Southern Coal Company is deter
mined to keep up prices of coal at New Or
leans, even if it has to cut them 25 or 59 per
cent to do it.
Whaxeteb opinions may be held as to
the eight-hour movement, it must be conceded
by all that the Knights of Labor are adopting
a conservative and discreet coarse in declining
to support the movement by a strike, and
basing it rather on reason and moral influ
ence. Samoa has two kings. That is big
enough to take the pot it some greater power
does not resort to the usual diplomatic practice
of bluffing.
The testimony of the owners of property
with regard to their claims, for damages in the
widening of Diamond street is calculated to
produce the impression that the real estate
boom is making that narrow but useful thor
oughfare its principal objective point,
The McKnight arbitration has come to the
deliberate and rather long-delayed conclusion
that the contractor is worthy of his laborers'
hire.
Congressman Cannon is reported to
smoke Wisconsin cigars. This is certainly
patronizing home industry; but if Mr. Cannon
uses that sort ot cigars for distribution in' his
Speakership canvass, he may set himself down
as belonging to the tribe of Dennis.
A FIVE million dollar fire at Lynn,
Mass., and an $175,000 one at Leechburg make
expensive fuel to start the winter season.
Two fall days of pleasant weather were
more than the present season conld give Pitts
burg at one time. We will have to be thankful
for what little sunshine we conld get.
If a wet season is bad for turkeys, then
we may well give thanks to-morrow for having
any turkeys at ail.
The price of Sugar Trust certificates has
dropped again to 70. This takes a good deal of
the water out of the Sugar Trust, bat there is
still enough left to dissolve it.
PEOPLE OF PE0MIHENCE.
Lord Tesnyson has read all of Rider Hag
gard's novels.
The Prince of Wales, on his present trip,
drinks nothing bat German mineral water.
James WnrrconB Riley, the bachelor
poet, is in receipt constantly of letters from
women who want to marry him.
William C. WmTNET, ex-Secretary of the
Navy, is one of a syndicate of capitalists that
proposes to invest 1,000,000 in the pulp mill
business in Maine.
Mb. J. V. Cbacraft, who has held a post
tlon for several years in the Philadelphia mint,
has resigned bis office, and enters into news
paper work again in Washington.
ME. Lowell said in the course of his speech
the other night at Boston that he did not ex
pect much help from either of tho great politi
cal parties in the battle forclvil service reform.
How. Samuel J. Randall was reported
last evening as much improved in health. He
was resting easily, and his physician stated
that it be continued to improve he would be
able to attend the opening of Congress on
Monday.
John B. ALLKT.who has been elected United
States Senator from Washington, was raised in
York, lie went to California in the fit ties.sub
seqnently located in Tucson, Ariz., and went a
few years ago to Washington Territory, where
he greatly increased an already large fortune
by transactions in land.
The waistcoat worn by the ill-fated Louis It.
of Bavaria on the day of his mysterious death
is now exhibited at Furth. in the shop window
of a liquor dealer, who purchased it at the
auction sale of the personal effects of the'late
King. Lest there shouldne any doubt as to
the authenticity of the garment thus displayed,
the auctioneer's warrant and bill of sale are
pinned to It
A GREAT CHANGE JSXPECTED.
Washington Likely to Have tho Finest
Cntliolto Cathedral In America.
TBOJl A STAFF CORKKSPOKDENT.I
Washington; November 21 Ithas cropped
ont that thero is serious discussion among
leading Catholics of the project of removing
the Archbishop's chair of this archbisnoprio
from Baltimore to Washington, and the con
struction here ot a cathedral which shall rival
the great cathedrals of the world, and be sec
ond, possibly, to none but St Peter's, at Rome.
It is said that many Catholie dignitaries look
upon this as the proper and natural result of
the establishment in this city of the great
American University of the Catholic church.
The cathedral In Baltimore is a pooraifair,
and the churches in Washington are really
shabby. The only fine church recently erected
hero is the Presbyterian Church of the Cove
nant, now patronized by the President and bis
family; and It is said that the Catholic have
deferred taking the lead, as they usually do in
the matter oi church ediaces, expecting the
change, at bo sasiant day's tbe. seat ef the
archbishopric.
,THE PJPTSBTJBGmDISPATqHWJBDygSDAY, QaCKBRfg3QgJ5t.
A BRIDAL TUESDAY.
The TJrben. Garber Nuptial at St. Peter's
Pro-Cathedral A Pleasant Affair to All
Concerned.
The ceremonies attending the wedding ot
Mr. Edward C. Uarber and Miss Agnes Urben,
which was performed in St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral,
Allegheny, last evening, were very pretty
and elaborate.
Ten ushers in immaculate evening dress ap
peared as Prof. Simeon BIssellsonnded the in
troductory chords of Mendelssohn's wedding
march. They were Messrs. Charles JU Urben,
Thomas Henderson, William Landgraff, Henry
LandgrafT, John Saner, Albert Bauer. Harry
Lynn, H. Alston, A. Gothlngam and Mr. Mont-
ornery- Following them were groomsman and
rldemalds, two couple, Mr. S. A. Garber and
Miss Maggie Ramsbottom, Mr. Ion Smit and
Miss Mary Campell.
The best man, Mr. C. W. Huston, and the
maid of honor. Miss Lottie Garber, a sister of
the groom from Newark, 0 were next in or
der, and the most important factors, namely
the groom escorting the bride, bronght up the
rear or the bridal procession.
Rev. Father O. Conndr. in a very impressive
manner, prononnced the all-important words
while the, various attendants were grouped
aronnd the altar in the most picturesque man
ner. The bride was robed in brocade tasse of
white, a full-trained, decollete gown, the bodice
ot wnicn was aainmy trimmea witn aucness
lace. She carried white chrysanthemums and
maiden hair ferns, tnd her long veil of cobweb
texture was held in place with an exquisite
tiara, of diamonds, a Dortion of a fall set nrp-
sented'her by the groom, the ear drops and pin
of which she wore also.
The maid of honor was attired In a cream
moire toilet trimmed with pretty cascades of
lace and wore diamond ornaments, and pink
'roses formed her bouquet. Her gown was
bigb corsage and long sleeves, as were those of
the bridemaids also, one a delicate rose-colored
albatross and the other a filmy blue of the same
material.
At the conclusion of the ceremonies a recep
tion was held at the residence of the bride's
parents, Sir. and Mrs. J. P. TTrben, on Franklin
street, where a sumptuous repast was served
by Luther. The wedding presents were on ex
hibition and comprised everything that conld
be Imagined in the line ot bric-a-brac, silver,
china and toilet articles.
The yonnc people bare the best wishes of a
host of friends, among them the entire faculty
of the Curry Institute, who attended the wed
ding, and of which the groom Is a member. An
Eastern trip of some length will be indnlged in
berore Mr. and Mrs. Garber commence life in
Allegheny.
The huge new Jardlne organ responded hand
somely to the expert manipulation of Prof.
Simeon BisselL
A WEDDING IN HIGH LIFE.
MIis Carrie P. Lyale and Sir. William G.
Stewart Join Hands In Life's March.
Simple and lovely was the home wedding last
evening otMIss Carrie P. Lysleand Mr. William
G. Stewart, which took place at the residence
of the bride's father. Captain Addison Lyale,
on Chartiers street.
With rare taste and skill Prof. Glttings
played Mendelssohn's march, and attended by
ushers, Messrs. Robert Monroe and Robert
Colle. with Dace Stewart as best man and Miss
Elizabeth Warner as the maid of honor,
the groom and. bride entered the parlor,
where Rev. Dr. IIcGill, of the Sixth United
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny, performed
the cercmonv. The bridal attire was of white
silk, with a V-shaped corsage and a long train.
The maid of honor was arrayed in a becoming
toilet of white, and chrysanthemums formed
the bouquet ot both. The groom is connected
with the Armenia Insurance Company, and is
a son of Dr. 8. S. Stewart, of Pennsylvania
avenue.
Immediate friends and relatives only were
present at the ceremony. The supper nas
served by Goetnian.
CAEEIED TO 'CALIFORNIA.
The Blrd-Darrance Nuptials Yesterday Im
plied tho Lots of a Pittsburg Belle.
Miss Fannie Bird, of this city, and Hon,
Henry Durance, of Stockton, Cat, a promi
nent business man of that city, were married
yesterday morning at the residence of the
bride's brother-in-law, Mr. M. J. Dickson, by
Rev. Dr. George T, Purves.
Only the most intimate friends of the bnde
were present at the wedding, which was with
out formality, bnt in quiet and simple elegance.
The presents, which were exceedingly hand
some and costlv, included a superb set of dia
monds, the gift of the groom. After partaking
of a wedding breakfast, the young couple de
parted for the Golden State, their f utnre home,
attended by the best wishes of their many
friends.
A WEST END WEDDIMG;
Miss Laura French United to Mr. Frai
rak
Hist
Conrtler.
The West End M E. Church was filled
evening to witness the nuptials of Mr. Frank
Courtier and Miss Laura French, a daughter of
Mr. & H. French.
Rev. Mr. Beascom was the officiating c ergy
man and little Misses Eva and Mable, sist :rs of
the bride, scattered roses in the bridal path
way. An older sister. Miss Emma, was maid
of honor, and Mr. George Courtier, a brother
of the groom, was best man. A reception at
the home of the bride's parents followed the
ceremonies at the church and at a late hour
Mr. and Mrs. Courtier took the train for Buf
falo, which is to be their future home.
Married In St. Pbllomena'a.
A quiet little wedding was solemnized at St.
Phllomena's Church yesterday morning by
Rev. Father Werner, rector of the church
The contracting parties were Miss Rosa M.
Ober, daughter of the late brewer, of Alle
gheny, to Mr. John A. Craft, of this city. The
ceremony was performed at 9 o'clock, in the
Eresence ot a large gathering of friends. The
rldemalds were Miss Laura Zem and Miss
Minnie Ober, a niece of tho bride. The grooms
men were Alexander and Albert Craft, the
groom's two brothers. The young couple will
go to housekeeping on Vinial street, Allegheny.
Social Chatter.
A "conversational party," which was a very
"chatty affair," was held at the residence of
Dr. and Mrs. Sproull, in Allegheny, last even
ing. The Missionary Society ot the Central
Allegheny R. P. Church was benefited in this
case by talk.
The lunch served by the ladies of ,St Peter's
Episcopal Church yesterday was of such
quality and quantity that a larger number of
hungry people, if possible, will seek the good
things at the same place between 12 and 3 to
day. The Pittsburg Cotillon Club will open the
season by a reception on December 23, and the
other four will be given on alternate Mondays.
A new feature in the form of elegant suppers
will be Introduced at these receptions this win
ter. Dr. Ad Mes. T. L. White, of McKeesport,
celebrated their tins wedding last evening by
receiving their uienas. from o to io a formal
handshake was in progress; after that the
mazy dance was enjoyed until 2.
Mb. and ME3. Jaiies C. Watt, of Center
avenue, enjoyed the silver anniversary of their
wedding last evening wjlh a number of friends,
and were the recipients of many handsome
presents.
THETeceptlon given by Mrs. James McCutch
eon, of Ridge avenue, yesterday, was a delight
ful one. "Mrs. Eleanor Collier and daughter,
Miss Collier, assisted in receiving the many
guests.
Mb. F. J.HAEDWIOAuri and Miss Irene Mur
phy will be married Thanksgiving afternoon at
St. John's Church, Thirty-second and Liberty
streets.
The Frohsinn Society will give a concert at
their club rooms, on Penn avenue, this evening
Gernert's orchestra will be In attendance.
Me. David M. Axstmt, the well-known Al
legheny attorney, will lead to the altar to-day
Miss Eleanor Percy, of Perrysville.
The Allegheny American Protection Clnb
held a reception in Cyclorama Hall last night
In honor of their first anniversary.
The McKee-Wood wedding this evening will
call forth all the fashionable East End and
some of Allegheny and Pittsburg.
The second of the series of entertainments
given by the Washington Infantry last evening
was a thoroughly enjoyable one.
AT the Concordia Club this evening Miss
Agnes "Vogel will sing and Toerge Bros.' 'or
chestra will be in attendance.
Aeeceptioh will be tendered on December
4 by Mrs. William Walker, of Western avenue.
Hours from to 7.
Mrss Awnie K. Siedlk and Mr. J. Mealey
will become one this morning at 9 o'clock In St.
Paul's Cathedral.
Mb. W- J- Jowks and Miss. Annie Harris win
celebrate their nuptials this evening.
Miss AhhieFeij. and Mr. David Higgle, of
McKeesport, will be married to-day.
The Monongahela Club will give a dance at
the East End Hotel this evening.
The McKees-eort MTotea Ktrwlg Weeeaag
occurs to-uay
omrMAirKHjci.
A Question to be Bedded la Ceaneetlefl
Wltb the Kew Park.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
As a citizen of Pittsburg, I rejoice that we
have at last secured a nark. and. above alL that
so far there has been, as 1 believe, no jobbing
in It. Xet us see that the enterprise be con
ducted, as it has been begun, clean and in the
special interest of no man or clique. That it
will necessarily benefit some men more than
others is freely granted, and is unavoidable.
No right-minded man will object to this. What
I wish to call attention to is the first question
which must be determined on, and one of the
most Important What shall be the main ac
cess to the park for the throngs from the cen
tral city, who would desire to enjoy its benefits?
j. ao not reier to the quasi-public approaches,
whether by steam or electric roads. They will
take care of themselves in the private hands
which now or may hereafter control them. But
I mean the public highway which the city is
expected to lay off for public use in reaching
thn park from the city.
The proper location of this highway is, of
coarse, a matter of great pecuniary importance
to the land owners through or by whose prop
erty It shall be laid out, and here lies the dan
ger of improper, selfish influence being brought
to bear in tho Interest of particular individuals.
But more than this, it is a matter of very great
importance to the city, not only as regards
public convenience of access, but also in a
financial point of view. A viaduct across Four
Mile run is necessary and must necessarily cost
a very large sum. I have noticed thataboule-
varu nas oeen spoken or, leaving Fifth avenue
near the Bellefield Church. This may in all
respects be best, ana I have not' a word to say
against it, not baving-tbe information on which
to form an opinion. But I do say that, before
it bo determined on, an accurate survey should
be made, establishing level lines on both sides
of the west branch ot JFour-Mllo run,
with the respective distances across,
so that it can be ascertained to a mathe
matical certainty at what point this viaduct can
be least expensively constructed. That will
not, of course, control the question, as other
points will necessarily come up for considera
tion, chiefly as to the line of approach to this
viaduct from Fifth avenue and Forbes street.
But still, the bestand least expensive natural
location is the first point to be ascertained.
I Bay, therefore. In the interests of the city,
let there bo no haste in concluding this ques
tion, let the above data be all obtained and
made public and then let an intelligent and
interested public opinion be brought to bear
on it, and doubtless it will bo rightly deter
mined, peo Bono Publico.
Fittsbubo, November 28,
Injustice to Women.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
In yoar issue of November 17, you say, in
"Politicians but women stilli" "Wherever any
number of women are gathered together,
whether for the purpose of oiscusslng missions
to the heathen, help to the poor, or politics for
the nation, some of .them will be sure to quar
rel and dispute." As a general thing you take a
justandfalrsidedvlew ot things, but in this
assertion you are unjust, as the following will
snow:
In l63a band of leading ladles, in this city,
formed "The Pittsburg Association for the Re
lief of the Poor," with Mrs. Harmar Denny,
President; Mrs. Johr. Shoenberger, Vice Presi
dent: Mrs. Levi Wade. Secretary, and Mrs.
John Harpert Treasurer. Por 13 years this
noble band at women labored on together,
with very few changes In their board of officers
and managers, in perfect and uninterrupted
harmony; they performing all the work of the
association inemseives without remuneration.
At that tine the Secretary, who had filled the
office from the organization of the society, the
onerous duties ot which had impaired her
health, was compelled to resign, and? the asso
ciation decided to disband.
From the very beginning of the 13 years of
its existence to the day it closed its work, not
one word of dissension or "quarrel and dis
pute" was ever heard or thought of among the
officers and managers of the "Pittsburg Asso
ciation for the Relief of the Poor." The same
may bo said of the board'of tho "Home for the
Friendless," where, daring ten years member
ship, the writer ever found the meetings char
acterized by kindness, unity and harmony of
word and action. JnSTlxlA.
Phtsbobo, November 2&
Liability of Stockholder.
To the Editor of The Dlsnateh:
It may be some comfort to depositors ot the
.Lawrence Bank to learn that the attorney for
the bank, Willis McCook, Esq., has held that
'stockholders of a State bank are liable, not
only for their subscriptions, but, in addition. In
case of failure of the bank, to double that
amount; that is. if the capital is JSO.000, then in
I be paid up. This be held in the case of deposi
tors versus uerman-ajnerican uank, in wnicn
salt he was master, 'ibis would add (80,000
more to the bank's assets If the position taken
by the master is correct. Depositok.
Pittsbcbo, November 28.
West Point Cndetshlpa.
To the Editor of The 'Dispatch:
1. When will there be a vacancy at West
Point from this district? 1 Will it be filled by
a competitive examination or by appointment?
3. What is Congressman Dalzell's present ad
dress ? O. W. H.
Pittsbdeo, November 26.
fWe know of no vacancy at present 2. The
appointments are made after a competitive ex
amination has been held. 3. Washington,
D. C.)
Pan-Amerlenn.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Please inform me why the International Con
gress now in session Is called the Pan-American
Congress T Readeb.
Dawsos, Novembor 28.
Pan-American means "All-American." The
name Is appropriate because the different Gov
ernments ot Worth, South and Central America
are represented In the Congress.
Bismarck and Pierre.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Please name the capitals of North Dakota
and South Dakota. . M.-H. K.
MEASVHJ.E, November 26.
TO BE SETTLED BI CUPID.
A Marriage Which Wonld Mnko England
and Russia Friends.
LONDON, November 26. Unless somebody is
badly mistaken tho differences existing between
two great countries are to be settled by means
matrimonial. London is amazed and expectant
at the statement that the much-betrothed
Czarowitz'of Russia is a successful suitor for
the hand of Princess Maud of Wales; that the
engagement will soon be formally announced,
and, most singular of all, in view ot the recent
Princess Margaret of Prussia, that be Is actu
ally up to the eyes m love with the young lady.
To what extent this report is worthy of cre
dence cannot, ot coarse, be determined at this
time, bat it Is permissible to say that no more
desirable alliance for either party could ba
made, and, however it may be regarded In Rus
sia, it would be certain of popular approval
here.
LIEES TO tfOLLOW BLAINE.
A Pickpocket Who lUnkes a Bis Thins of.
the Maine Lender's Tours.
PotrOHKEEPSiE, N. Y November 25. Ono
of Kew York's notorious characters has just
been sent to State prison from this city for
stealing a watch at tha races. The thief gave
bis name as John Boyle, bat Chief Detective
Humphrey, of the New York Central, has iden
tified blm as "Red" Hurley, a pickpocket
Hurley said to the detective: "I'll be outlast
In time for tho next Prcsidenul election. Then
I can follow Blaine around again. I followed
him the last time he ran, and he is the best
man In tho country to follow for a crowd.
Next to him is Chauncey Depew. Why, one
day In Blaine's campaign I shook Blaine's hand
14, times, and every time got Into a crowd and
got off with all the watches and jewelry I
could handle. Oh, I'll be on hand tor the next
Blaine campaign."
ECUADOR'S CHINESE LAW,
The Mongolians Are Subjected to Decidedly
Rigid Restrictions.
Washington, November 28. William R.
Eorsby, tT. 8. Consul General to Guayaquil,
Ecuador, has furnished the Department of
State a copy and translation of a letter, ex
plaining the proclamation prohibiting the Im
migration of Chinese into that country. It does'
not affect the diplomats or commissioners of
the Chinese Government, Chinese In transit or
those who come Into the country lor a brief
stay, to cover which permits may be Issued;
nor Chinese who shall have left a foreign port
prior to the receipt of news of the decree.
Chinese owning property in the provinces
will be allowed full liberty tc; return.
Faithful to itteFnWoB Exile
PAWS, November 28. In the Chamber of
Deputies to-day the election of M. Arnault for
Montauoan was" declared Invalid on the groaad
that be was elected through "clerieal prewar.
Three hBadred Benkuflsts, aader M. Leha.
ne. wM soea Ttsftq weVti Bgahsager NT
MnM Jersey. - m . . - -',
ISLAND OF" MYSTERY.,
Saata CataMsar Named by a PIom Father
Its Former lababHBBH a People WhM
Hhlery Is Lost Carles Kelteo Moeov
ered by Excavation.
To those who are hot wholly distorted' by
man's inhumanity and a protracted residence
in polluted cities, an Island Is inexpressibly
poetic. Inspired, presumably, by its natural in
accessibility, its hazardous surroundings. Its
undeveloped resources and. the weird glamosr
that hangs above a detached bit of earth, alone,
isolated In the midst of a wide, watery waste.
In tha minds of most dwellers among brick
and mortar and stone an island particularly
those of the South Seas and in the region ot
oar own semi-tropia snore is linked witB
luxurious vegetation, luminous scenes, cool
ing springs, dense shade, gauzy mists and vio
let waves.
There is not a discovered spot on the face of
this fair land where these and their accompany
ing concomitants are famished wltb greater
prodigality than Santa Catalina, Cal., says a
correspondent of the Philadelphia Timet. It
was named by a pious padre in honor ot St,
Catherine in those peaceful early days wben
padres were the chief Inhabitants of this en
chanting isle.
If In the coarse of divine events this honored
saint is permitted to view the spot consecrated
to her by the Holy Catholic Church, who shall
say that a sense of something akin to what we
call appreciation does not reach her In those
supreme heights of clearer certainty where she
dwell,- for high above the greed of speculators,
the tricks of tradesmen, the snares of syndi
cates, the meanness of menials, there still linger
the mists upon the mountain tops, the sun
beams among the leaves, the dew upon the
flowers, the winsome winds, the gentle rains,
the smiling stars, appropriate and imperishable
mausoleums to any saint or sister or scion in
the celestial company.
RcIIca of na Unknown Race.
Santa Catalina Island was discovered by
Cambrillo In the year 1542(and named by him
after one of his fleet. An interesting account
of Cambrillo'a voyage, written by one of his
pilots, has recently been found among old
papers in Spain, which desenbe Catalina as'
being thickly populated. That they were
Idolaters is a supposition based upon frequent
allusions to a Temple of the Sun," said to
contain images and idols. That they were In
dustrious is proved from recent excavations,
which disclosed pestles, mortars, bowls and
mu.4ij in numerous ana autinct varieties.
That they were fond of display is evident from
the discoveries of Prof. Schumacher, a repre
sentative of an Eastern scientific museum,
who, in company with a native islander, began
a systematic series of excavations which
resulted In the collection of a fine lot of
implements formerly used by the unknown In
habitants. ,
Among these are beads in great numb!
uniquely cat from abalone shells, ao abundant
and beautiful product of the island; pendants
formed in graceful curves, finger rings,
brooches, combs, bracelets evidently the adorn
ment of some dusky belle, whose mortal re
mains have long since returned to dust. Fish
hooks are found In quantities, symmetrically
cut from shells and without the aid of tools.
There are also curiously-shaped carvings, that
seem to have no definite meaning or use. The
flsb-hookd resemble the modern hook, with the
exception that in these ancient specimens the
barb is upon the outside.
What Became or the Natives.
That the ancient Catalinians were musical
there is little doubt as remains of flutes and
other instruments of melody are found. These
were made of bone and connected by asphal
tum. That they were peaceful is presumable
from the fact that few weapons of war have
been found. A sword made from the bone of a
whale.an iron ax, a few rusty arrows,flint spear
heads and knives that could never have been
used in warfare, complete the catalogue.
An inspection of their nlaeeaof int.rai.ni
I shows that bodies were put away in layers
eldest Many household goods were deposited
in .these receptacles for the dead, which leads
to the belief that their religious rites, what
ever they might have been, admitted of ma
terial considerations. , Where now are the
strange creatures of those unwritten annals
and their descendants is aproolem agitating
the minds of antiquarians. An Indian, claim
ing to be J00 years old, who ekes out a precari
ous existence by the sale ot flsh. shells and
curios, states that the natives were encouraged
to leave the island by padres, who gave thear
homes at the missions and taught them a better
religion than the worship of wood and stone.
Purchased by an English Syndicate.
However that may be, the fascination oC
mystery still hangs over those children of a
previous period, whose only footprints oa the
sands of time" consist of carved crockery, feb
hooks, trinkets and decaying bones. The pro-
jectcd developments ot Catalina are said to be
in keeping with the reputed resources of the
English syndicate which recently purchased
the island, which includes piers, parks. prome
nades, wharves, hotels, museums, bath nouses
and other Inventions of advanced civilization,
strikingly contrastable to the ambiguous era.
Bat however extensive the projects or-complete
the achievement to the soul imbned
with American sentiments, there is something
sadlv siddiflcant lnthe factor that beaming
isle, so full of healthful growth, so entirely 1
contnoutaoie to tne eager sestnetic siao oi
human nature, being divested ot Its peerless
simplicity by the stolid hands of foreign capi
talists. STARTING HERSELF FOB SPITE.
t
An Indiana Deaf Mnte Girl's Revenge on
Her Poor Father.
SPECIAL TXLXOBAU TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Lapaz, Ins.. November 26. Addle Desor
mier. a 20-year-old girl and a deaf mute, for 15
days has refused to allow a particle .of food to
pass ber lips. When attempts to force her ta
eat are made, she struggles so violently that all
efforts in that direction bare ceased. Two
weeks ago she was good natured. plump and
pretty. Now she is a mere skeleton, and her
temper has become almost fiendish.
The cause of Miss Desormier's strange con
duct is the refusal of her father to allow her to
return to her former home, he being unable to
bear the expense. The physicians say that she
can survive but a few days unless she consents
to eat
Partners at the Opera Hone
Alexander Salvinl, son of the eminent tra
gedian and himself no mean actor; last evening
took tho leading role in RobertDuchanan's
comedy-drama, "Partners," that of Henry
Horgfeldt, a generous-hearted German
who has risen from poverty to
affluence, and who sacrifices fortune and
home at the call of duty. The younger
Salvini is an actor of considerable power, and
filled well the trying role he sustained. Miss
May Brooklyn, as Claire, the foolish but yet
not wicked wife of Morgfeldt, proved herself to
be possessed of the ability to portray an emo
tional role. Miss Annie O'Neill, as Alice, the
sister of Claire, scored the first success of the
evening in the second act, and materially aided
the effect of several later situations by tho
naturalness other acting. George Fawcett.
as Mr, Algernon Bellair, a retired actor, was
an amusing specimen of the old-school trage
dian. The other rolls were well filled, and the
performance, as a wnoie, was very smooth.
An Expert Female Angler.
Edmund Yates In New York Tribune.
Miss Cockburn, fishing wi th a 15-foot rod, has
landed 17 salmon, the heaviest of which
weighed 83 pounds, in six days from Lord
Polwarth's Mertonn water la Tweed, of which
Mr. Cockburn is the tenant
He Cannot Possibly Be.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
George W. Cable has a new work oa "The
Silent South."' It is believed that General
Mabone is not Included in It
AT TWILIGHT.
The speedwell folds her leaves of blue.
In tears that each dark petal gea
With many a dainty diadem
And spray ot glistening1, starry dew;
While slowly stealing np the vale,
O'er banks snd dells and mossy ersffs,
By many a pool of reedy flags
The mists of twilight softly sail.
B.
The very air breathes peace. The light
DTlngon rosy, far hilltops,
tetit through the silent dark fir eoese.
And fades into the gray of night; i
Then, opening 'mid the solemn strife
of day with dark, the spirit's eye
Kecalls the loving memory
Of some whom Death bath crowned with lift,
in.
Swift wakens all the shadowy past
Torgotten wooli. snd Joys, and tears;
The buried hope? of byjtsne years.
The dreams that were too brlf ht to lt
Come back by new, dlvlaer birth,
llacli with a radiance or Its own,
Jfromtast far land nnseerf. untnswa.
Beyond the shadows or this earth;
Where, having drawn a aobler breath
Of lift Hi love tana earth east sire.
Jt4hf)be?srr "J
,M 1st lilssajhesthssjsjs lsMee $
ufc
WeiWij- ftr tfce Hd.n)n.
rfW""CmjE' BFBKAir spzcxaxs.l
XW Yeas. November 28. The Beard oC
AldorsMB aeeMott this afternoon that the hand
organ aad street pbao might stay, bnt that tho
little German band should go. The discrimina
tion against the little German band u tho re
sult of the bitter opposition of the Musicians'
Protective Union. The rest of the curbstone
musicians, according ta the board .decision,
wilt be allowed, to play all they want to. 00 feet
or more 'from any church or school, between. 8
in the morning and 7 in the evening. The license
iee was uxea at si per organ. Not mora than
360 organs, the board thought; should bo li
censed. The champions of the little German
band made a bard ftghtfor it, but were downed
Dy too alaerrecn under the Influence ot the
union. There was great Jubilation among the
lame, halt and blind Italians around, the coun
cil chamber when the result. was announced.
The fat representatives of tho little German
bauds, who had no pull, went away sorrowful.
Later ia tho afternoon the Bun, WotlA and
other newspapers that had advocated the re-
1 peal of the ordinance abolishing- street music.
were treated, ta a band-organ serenade, each or
gan beisg festooned with the flags at Italy and
the United States.
A KtcbToong Bnaatv Gone With an Actor.
Another Brooklyn girl has disappeared with
an actor. She isMissmma Anmann, 17 years
old, a famous young beauty ia her circle ot
society, and the possessor In her own right ot
50,090, She has long been more lntimato than
her parents desired with Harvey Ernst, who
has been playing minor parts at Brooklyn
theaters for several months. Xast Saturday
Ersat finished an engagement; Sunday he.
vanished. Miss Aumann went out walking
Sunday afternoon with her Dank books in her
pocket, and has not returned home since. Mrs.
Auauna told the police all about the matter
to-day, and they will try to find the eloping
couple, who are thought to be hiding In Mew
York. N
Klea by a Brato ofa Hatband.
Neighbors of Mrs. John Kelly. In an uptown
teaesient house, heard atremendius rnmpus
in her room last night, shortly after Mr. Kelly
bad staggered in drunk. The noise kept up
for sometime, and then the man went out.
All through the night Mrs. Kelly could be
heard moaning as if ia intense pain. This
morning a policeman, summoned by Mrs.
Kelly's frightened fellow tenants, found her
bruised, bloody and unconscious, half on a sofa
and half oa the floor, as her husband had left
her. Her face was black and blue andeutln
nine places. Oa her breast and arms were the
imprint. of boot heels. She was taken to a
hospital, where she Is dying; The police are
trying to find Kelly, who has not been home
since the neighbors saw him leave last night;
Oae Hoodred Uvea Saved by a FacBsar.
A fire broke out this morning in a grocery
store oa the ground floor of a double tenement
house on Twelfth street, near the river. The
flames made it hot for the proprietor's pug dog,
which was chained to the floor of the shop, and
it barked loudly enough to wake np its master
In an adjoining room. The grocer ran through
the building, rousing the inmates. Before tbey
Ronla be gotten oat the lower hallway was full
of flames. One aaa tried to plunge through
them to the street, batwasQiiven back terribly
burned. The otter 107 tenants then hurried up
stairs, through the Seattle, ta an adjoining roof,
whence they descenSed through another scuttle
to the street. Thaakata the Jittlepu;, noons
was killed. The fire was extinguished an hoar
later. A secoad fire, in another down town
tenement house was started by the upsetting ot
a boiler full of grease over a stove la the cellar
where John Bchaler. baker, was trying to eook
crullera. In a secoad the cellar was all aUase.
and the baker ran for his life. His aheats
aroused the 108 iaaates ot the bouse, and all
save two old women get out before the firemen
came. One of the old women was carried by
the janitor, through Are sad smoke, through
the scuttle and over reefs. The other was
brought down a fire eseape by a fireman. The
lodgers shivered ia their aightclotbes os the
sidewalk for two hours while the firs was beisg
l put out Two other anartmeet-house fires oc
curred this moraine, bat they were compara
tively uaevestrsi. as tbey were la
flats with fewteaaatsvaad were extlwgalssnd
TTirhmir iflsTniiln
M'OIGIT TO 18 FAIL
A Beetsfsa of Arbitrator. Keedered Mahlse;
X (TSVClnHra Hsj sVlaTVe
The decision of the 'Board of Arbitrators ia
the claims of Jaases McKalght, P. Carlm's
Sobs and WIHlam Anehuts Aga-teet tho State
for work performed at Johastowa, has been
rendered.
The deeJsionwM made a week ago atGreeas
burg. McKnlght's claim was tor IM.IW 48, of
which J5.088 had 'bees yM him, and be was
awarded the asseaat tn be Mid by the State.
Carlin's Son's claim was ia fall for H70O and
they were allowed ,. The tlOO was stricken,
off os account of a few days' time for which It
conld not be provsa that work was performed.
MrAashntz asked far S,0 and got 32,400, a
reduction being made for the same reason as
that In the Carlin claim.
The arbitratorswere Evan Jones, of this city,
for McKnight. Senator Haft, of Grecnsburg,
and Secretary Kramer,, of the Relief Commis
sion, on the part otthe State, Their decision
Is final and no ape sal win be BMde. During
the time they were examlniac these claims
tbey heard the tesMssony of UB witnesses.
The case was condneted by W. 8. Klrt Patrick
for the State and Charles McKee and. 8. S.
Kobertsea. for McKnight Mr. McKee said
yesterday that McKnight would not make one
penny by hia work, as the disallowances made
on account of lost tools and other matters
more than equaled whatever prost be could
have derived frost, the transaction. He said
that when be saw Governor Beaver on Hon-,
day, and showed him the decision of the board,
the Governor told him to come aronnd In the
morning and get the check; which was given.
Messrs. McKnigbtaed. PhilisFUnn, who went
his security, are both saade happy.
LUCKY SEAL ESTATE BUIEES.
A Purchase tF!efMa Which Proves a
Very Freftahle investment.
Lobhtvtxxx, Kerember 24 A number ef
local railroad mes fear years ago united in the
purchase ot 2080 acres of land in Marlon
county. Fla. They paid R 88 per sere for it
Several days ago they were notified that a vela
ot phosphate had bees dissevered on the traet,
and a Florida real estate agent offered Hb aa
acre by telegraph a day or so later. Yesterday
tbe Chief of the Lead OBce at Jacksonville
ooofiraed the truth ef the report In answer to
their queries, saying the vein was a very rieh
one. aad the discovery had created great ex
oitesseBt ia Florida.
Amose the fortunate cm-chasers are Vies
President Cuebmaa Quarrier of the Louisville
and Nashville; General Passenger Agent C. P.
Aimers, W..B. Kaukenv C. B. Coaptea, C. B.
Kelly, J. A. Boyd, J. B. Brownine, John B.
Millikeo.- Tbe stockholders held a meeting
yesterday; and. JCr. Quarrier was dispatched to
Florida at oaoe to take steps to develop the
discovery.
TOI-STATE TEIFLES.
"Uottx a complication of relaelesshsB resarhi
frosa a resent wedding la Lenlgi ceusey. The
steMMtber ot the bride Is the sister ot the
.groesa, so bis sister has become Ms mother-in-
law, and his erotner-ia-iaw nis ratser-M-iaw,
aad his wife his nleee. The bride married her
uncle, and her stepssether beeaae her sister-la-law.
"What's ia a name?" "Maple" bMete"
BeaadsasraeHewaad ianoceat as "sunbeam"
or "seeatef roses." batpatsiag K oa the star
ket wltboat a lfctaor Bosses seat Andrew Was.
sea, of Crawford oeaaey, shree seafcsiajel
aadHsscash. t
Busiws a sesBBaabalfette flt afar-ahead
near atoa hitched up a teasa aad slewed a
eM-and then west, &aefc to bed again, far
mers ef tbe vicinity are leesdac fer more farm
sWBdsaaeetediBtbetaaisway. .
Lxeeart at Meadville: JadM
What date does tbe first Moaday la January
eetaeea? Member of the sea. reserrisc to cal-
adar -wsnesMSy
, A wtAwr. bear was treed br
Jasstsoa vtlle, MoatsjWBory eeaasy, oa Sanday.,
but leaped to the groaad aad "asaae has eseaae.
He was see esse; ot Potsrtows afterward.
Awttprabbtf strolled late Tamer Enter
seat kitchen in Tasoarsass eooaty, O., tha
other vents aad was coos raw hi y
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CDKIODS COKDEJ&TMSS
John W. Dwigbt, of Pennsylvania,
owns to North Dakota a farm nearly as largs as
the State of Rhode Island.
James SutelifFe hooked a lS-poand trout
In Pyramid Lake, Nev last Saturday. This
beats the record, which stood at 14 pounds for
many years,.
When Mrs. Alice Good, of Coyert,
Mich., wants a game dinner she shoulders her
gun and goes into the woods, returning shortly
with a mess of squirrels. She is a Good shot
A sand pump near Boise Cityr Idaho,
recently brought np a flint Idol from a depth of
5t?i!eSJtU clalnied to be the oldest mark of
Ob?rtoCo1le1ehl5brPr0fcSMtWrtel1
Probably one of the largest bicycles
ever known has just been finished 'in Pern,
Tii sari Is a,. . .
.-..- "yrupeny or John Warn, a man
weighing oyer 2Cp pounds and over six Set talL
The frame Is of iron and steel, with a wneel 6
inches In diameter.
An Orogon editor apologized to his
readers last week for being three days behind
in getting-ont his paper. He said his patent
wm"" V1. "pot lh a lot of groceries.
;!iri,?n.d.mto1k ""m tor a side of bacon
and packed them off to his raneh.
Policemen Ferdinand Heading ana
John Hayes, of Detroit, make affidavit that tee
E'fJ neT ?UB fa e river KassoS
weighed 45 pounds. They also declare that be
fore they got It into the boat they were willing
to swear that it weighed a ton. """""""
In the Cascade Mountains, about T
miles from Jacksonville. Ora, Is ta be found
the Great Sunken Lake, the deepest lake ia
the world. It is said to average 2,000 feet down
totbewateron all sides. The depth of tha
4K wld nntnown- U fa abont v "" long by
Walla Walla has a printer who would
do well to emigrate. A few days ago the editor
of the Statement was made to publish, this
startling statement: "W,0. Bush, member ot
the Legislature -from Thurston county has
been 45 years in the penitentiary."' Mr. Bosh,
has been in the territory for 45 years, and was
never In prison at all.
Oa the 4th of last July ITatbawel
Green and his wife, on of the oldest Connies in
Fulton county. Ga held a family reunion at
their home, a few miles north of Atlanta. There
were present 162 ot their children and grand
children. The table at which they ate dinner
was SO feet lone Since tha 4th of Jnlvthnrn
have been nine births in the family, which
makes the total 17L
Something eunous happened in Kent's
meat market at WaHa Walla the other day
which seems unexplalnabls. Tha butcher.
while cutting a hoc In two, had his knife strike
some hard substance, and on examination
found that the knife had struck a 10-cen t piece,
which was firmly Imbedded in the backbone.
How the coin got into such a place is sssae
what of a ceBuadrum.
A. "penny famine" is what now threat
ens the large cities ot the West and Southwest
The people have learned to use the long-despised
one cent coin, and the needs or sreuls
tion have Increased far beyond the power of
the Government machinery to supufy thess.
The Philadelphia Mint is two months behind,
with ns orders for these pieces, in spite of
keeping at work night and day tumlngjshesa
oat
There me ten Gentile churches is Salt
Lake ot tfla leading dsnamisatians. The
Methodists,the Presbyterians, the Baptist and.
the Congregstlonalists through the Sew West
'.Educational Association all have mina
aehools,1he Methodist being a boarding school.
Hammsnd Hall, the gift of Charles U. Ham
BK)Bd,of Chicago, is the oldest school ot the
;Nw West, which has beside it two or three
ward schools. These various mission schools
seeaato be full.
' A, remarkably fine specimen ofmeteono
Iroa has just been received at the North Caro
liaa State Museara from Rockingham coanty.
Its greatest length is 12 inches, with an aver
age breadth of 8 inches, and it Is about 3 inches
thick. Its general shape is fla though some
what coacavs on one side and convex on tha
other, as IX broken off from thevouter surfaea
ot arouseedaBd larger mass. The speclssjs.
Is coated -with a thick crust ot dark brows ras
and weighs 2P pounds.
In the tewasUpv of Pembroke, Genesee
county. N.Y-. the fanners are wildly- eselted
overapaetherthatia alleged to be at largs to
the neighborhood. Abonta week at ltwaa
inn for tn- Snt tlm hr Mma rhnAro . aii n
I - " r- --. -
i ag xraeai secoou Atspraac across UMtxaad.
I iyi Jj ''
I gtS "'"J'S sfhwsaad .mm
wasrrasw WWVK JsV jsF JessF
BOOft HtaTBVm. BVfnlxsK HVssm
with scratches lnsHcted by tha
i -(V-
"JSSBSSSsV&ft I
1d-ja ' 1
uumera pursue it into a swamp, oat BeAaam
louaa u i use reports.
Mr. aadMn. Homer Grieve, aa eWerlj
ceuplaof Hoaser, Ga, quarreled 12 ysasa sa
over a rasaark made by a neighbor that cm ot
tae children did not resemble the resnaiader
tit tbe family. Argument only widened the
breach, and ths caupla at last agreed to, Mrs
under the same roof, but never to speak to
each other. During all that time Mr. snd Mrs.
Hosser sat at the same table and entertained.
their friends, and no one ever detected the
breath. Keeeatfcr .Mr. Homer brought tbe
matter before tha ehurch brethren, who ad
vised a resoneaiatioa and, remarriage. Mr.
aad Mrs. Hosser have consented to accent this
advice, aad win isusediatelr remarry.
The following scheme for keeping Ufa
lobsters hsa beast started by a Boston, man la
Soathsert, Me.: A Initio cova has been pur
chased aad dammed Bp so that it forms a salt
water lake. When the lobsters are brought
frosa the fishenaea thejrata pat into this fake
and kept until later la the season, when fewer
of the Sea are caught and the price Is higher.
The dam is se bailt that a giMecaa be raised
aad the water let oat and iaara with tbe
tie, thus having pare sea water at all times ia
the cove. Asssanyas&GWlebeterseaabekept
in this place at a time. When the owner wants
to get a lot be raises tbe gate .at lew side, lets
tbe water rot oat aad then plefcs apaslthethe
waata.
A. BiDghamton, X. T.,
strange combat in his ssere the
It was In the rnlsMJe of the fersaoosCassdhe
was busy easting up aeeowass a tlMbaesfeC
the room whea ba TTrrln irtngnlsr mesa Is),
under oae of the shel'-es, aad a ste-aeat later
oat rolled three gray raes eagadad ht a assafllst
io encounter that weald have dessJnitertoa
prof essiecaL They eta wed aad Me at each other
Bavaneiy, aaa wew se meea sssorssa tasv.
fight that they said so attention ta tha lookers
on. A cat walked MMreiy aa and stood by
watCBinsr tae row- wita aa ssosa jaterest as
tboagh she had a bee wav After about two
miantea the rats esasa.se a realising sense ot
their aoeitlea, broke away aad scampered est
lata their boles. It looked as If seme rat faml
lybad beea raahlac tha growler, and ended
arM aHT lflTxY
WbQH ssra nSwleBBjaMf vreflssBl JBesv saey
are pretty sera ta be etoshss observers. Jtosssa
asBBesueaw4s4 Bas(Fe-tsBBa'
wnsesinsaretjBBr-ffyaaSsVvavww
It was pfcsahly a -visitor tc- s great,
brewery who sea "Wfta aB Us vaults Hove the
Mad eetar. Ifl were to Iosemy mind-
do jea saaaeee 1 woatd be aware of It myself?,
Sr.Betess-Yoawealdaot. And very likely noaef, ;
ef yoar aeaaalataaeea weald aettee It, eHaerf-?
Tsr-e. M-ass Jaarsss. . i
Th Yswff PrsftMsr '(giving lessons JsiJ,
f
chess) la eaa ssare ateve. Jtlss Lain, I
s
aehlevea state. Doyennes It? . i
Mis Laara (ttsaMIy) Ashlar papa? Is that !, , .
professor? Cstsaae Irataas. "
"Upeayseir exclaimed Mrs. JIy.T
aroead, 1 never saw seek aa old sadder ta.U
my life as Mwtwt-. Jiecerbeae 1st Actually, yes
terday I, eaUed. scvea Maws at her bouse sad
couldn't get la oeee!"-Jsoe. "
. Dick Wkx have yea aerex married,
JatM
Jaek-Iwa felag to'oSee, bat Providence ia
tsrveaed. T etoeed wish a stessoa sir' sad we
werecsaghtatPrevtaaase. CMcafe Joarnot
Mm I taw sees oae tedy wheat, I asm
MyeasTeetiraeMr. -.JK
are aa i ap is-roar eta tneas sfleiar
What aa yea tsar
'War, lilhlai sa she .lass."
H
StsxICar JM-!. Dlainatlve Chae
(rhe)-twbe say seat, mis. t-fl
YoaaLad;-haak you, little boy. YeaaasK
sMeaxsfkvsji.
daaaser ever there woalto't Uka 1 mlst.rrgf
learned tester the plane remwiiwy n
-" hm kas been takiac
Taa4sshat UsKudldt She as tceraed StA
- i.-t .- 7nd jssifcertrtetsa ih n sssj
Vend fSaasr-WeH. then, let's sell the asaa
w'yfetBerererlt America. .
AstarieticiaBwhoieesw net is ha-sssr
aaaybMbesaaaarisirttoatthss the Mas-ssKtC
Has frets Jtw
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