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A VALUABLE HEW YEAR'S GIFT
Persons of Discriminating Taste.
LOOK AT SOME OF THE FEATURES OF
MRS. PARTINGTON'S tour around the
world, after years of retirement, Is recorded by
K. P. Shillibek.
SHIRLEY DARE talks to the ladies about
tbe must of preserving their youth and
FRANK G. CARPENTER describes the
mansions In "Washington occupied by our
WILLIS KENTON advances an ingenious
theory of criminal hypnotism.
PROMINENT STATESMEN discuss the
advisability of younc men entering politics.
CLARA BELLE furnishes an amusing
budget of gossip from New York.
EDWARD WAKEFIELD relates some of
the deeds of Bully Hayes, the Pirate of the
ROBERT BUCHANAN tells how plays are
GERALD E. FLANAGAN sneaks of the
progress of American manufacturers of stained
MENTOR talks about the modern Samsons
and their feats of strength.
JAMES C. FTJRDY gives some reminis
cences of the Pittsburg stage.
HENRY TTT.T. describes the People's
Palace in the Joyless City.
MAUD HOWE furnishes some valuable
hints to lovers.
MISS GRUNDY, Jiu interviews tbe ladies
of tbe administration o.. the subject of serving
vine to New Year's clis..
ERNEST H. HEINRICHS tells a remark
able story of the Violet Island.
CHEVALIER Q. JACKSON has something
to say about candy, pare and impure.
BESSIE BRAMBLE does not like fall dress,
and says so.
REV. GEORGE HODGES preaches a sea
HEPBURI JOHNS will give the latest
local theatrical gossip.
PRINGLE reviews the world of sports.
THE TOPICAL TALKER will sketch the
lighter side of life in prose and verse.
THORNE BRANCH: society gossip will
deal with events past and to come.
REV.T.DeWITT TALMAGB and MARIAN
"WHITE Contribute a seasonable story en
titled. "Outsets of New Years."
In addition to this, and much more, will be
ALL THE NEWS.
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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY. DEC. 28, 1SS9.
GAS IN THE FUTURE.
It is hardly possible to overrate tbe im
portance of the speech made at the meeting
of the American Geological Society jester
day, in New 'Sort, by Prof. Orton, the State
"Geologist of Ohio. The subject of his ad
dress, "The Origin of Bock Pressure of
Natural Gas in the Trenton Limestone of
Ohio and Indiana," hardly indicates that
part ol it which will most interest Pitts
ourgers and their neighbors. The character
of the rock formation in Ohio an Indiana,
snd the theories of Prof. Orton as to the
origin of the rock pressure of gas, while of
general interest are not new enough to call
' for comment now. Prof. Orton says that
sagacious operators are becoming satisfied
by their own experience that the root of
rock pressure is to be found in the water
column that stands connected with the
porous rock in which gas and oil are con
tained. And this discovery he thinks kills
ell optimistic theories about the inexhausti
bility of gas.
But where we are heartily at one with
Trot. Orton is where he makes the applica
tion of the results of his scientific researches
general and practical. He speaks to Pitts
burg as pertinently as to Ohio and Indiana
when he says: "No doctrine could exert a
more healthful influence on the communi
ties that are enjoying the inestimable ad
vantages of the new fuel than this. If it
"were at once accepted it would add years to
the duration of these precious supplies of
.power, The ignorant and reckless waste
that is going on in the new gas field is
The Disfatch has time and again
ft urged the consumers of gas to use ccon-
omV; and the statement from so hick an
S anthoritr as Prof. Orton Mnwrninir thn
probable failure of the gas fields lends
weight to the warning. Of coure, what may
he true about the gas region which Prof.
Orton has specially examined may not be
entirely true of the fields sear Pittsburg. '
But there is certainly enough truth to. make
the final suggestion of Prof. Orton's valu
able. Be says: "Natural gas is a very
admirable product, bat its highest office,
siter all, should be to prepare the way for
something better than itself, viz: Artificial
gaseous fuel better Tor the reason that
while it furnishes all the intrinsic ad van
Vantages of natural gas, it will be far from
ithe inevitable disadvantages of treasures
secured in the way this gas has been se
cured." TEE DISPUTE OK TEE LIBRAE!.
Uobody supposes that when Andrew Car-
Inegie presented his magnificent library
Ibuilding to tbe city of Allegheny he meant
lit should prove an apple of discord. Yet
the debates In the City Property Committee
lover its government shew more temper than
houghtfulness. Because an ordinance was
offered suggesting a commission of ucoffi-
citizens, nominated by the Mayor, to
direct the institution, some of the Council-'
men seemed to think that it implied a re
flectihn on them, and that it was in. view to
put the library in charge of "aristocrats."
That theory-is preposterous when it is known
that the ordinance left to-Oouncils, as a
matter of course, the appropriation of money
and the confirmation of the Mayor's nomi
The measure which the City Property
Committee has approved contemplates, on
tbe contrary, the vesting in its own hands of
the whole .management of the library.
Among the important functions included
are the choosing of librarians, the selection
and purchase of books it is supposed that
many thousands of books will have to he
bought within a few years and other duties
which, it can readily be believed, will re
quire special knowledge from those under
taking to discharge them. In other cities,
for instance Boston and Chicago, it is
judged best to set the management of the
public libraries wholly apart from political
influence, and to vest it in commissions
specially constituted with reference to the
requirements. What the particular plan or
allotment might be in Allegheny is not of a
matter of much cpnsequecce so long as it
would insure a continuous, capable super
vision and responsibility from people
specially chosen for fitness. The ordinance
rejected by the committee, which prorjosed
a commission almost wholly of outsiders,
might, (or instance, be replaced without
criticism by one calling say for three mem
bers of Councils, three members of the Board
of Control and three unofficial citizens, one
third to retire every year.
No doubt the city fathers of Allegheny
could get the best suggestion as to the
wisest plan for management by applying to
itr. Carnegie himself. Indeed, courtesy
would suggest that this might very properly
have been done at the outset. But since
the generous donor has reposed so much
confidence in the capacity and good faith of
Councils as to leave the matter wholly with
them, the least that can be done is to go in
for whatever plan promises most to promote
the efficiency and success of the institution,
in place of treating it as a mere perquisite
of official patronage.
The proposal to let the whole manage
ment rest with the City Property Commit
tee, and to have a clean sweep of library
managers and officers every year or two,
cannot possibly be commended. It is no
reflection on any committee of Councils -to
say that a body picked from Councils, from
the Board of Control, and from unofficial
citizens or even wholly outside these
officials with special regard to the duty
ahead, would give better results; and that a
library whose officers were sure of dismissal
every couple of years would soon cease to
be regarded with interest or solicitude except
ing merely by those seeking theplaces for
the salaries attached to them as they became
It is not to be doubted that the ultimate
decision of Allegheny Councils on the Car
negie Library will be judicious and worthy
of the occasion. But the initial view of the
City Property Committee is hasty and har
row, and calls ior radical revision.
270 IEEE BEIDGES TBI.
Tbe opinion rendered by City Attorney
Horeland to the Councils Committee on
Free Bridges throws very cold water on the
movement to make the toll bridges free, and
the associated agitations for new free
bridges to be erected by the city, or by the
city and other parties. Mr. Moreland's
communication is long enough and full
enough in all conscience. The statement of
the law and the facts is clear, in ipite of the
wordiness ot the acts of the Legislature
Mr. Moreland's conclusions are that the
city cannot buy the existing bridges or build
new ones, becauss the city debt is already
mighty close to the constitutional limit.
The taxation for such a purpose would be
unlawful. It is also illegal under existing
legislation for tbe city io go into the bridge
building business with other parties. The
County Commissioners cannot pledge the
county to come to the city's aid, until the
Legislature specially empowers them so to
do. In a word, the city's hands, as far as
giving free bridges by any means to its citi
zens, are tied with legal bonds and tape
It is clear that the relief desired must be
sought in Harrisburg first. The Legislature
can cut tbe tape and dissolve the bonds.
City Attorney Moreland shows that this is
the only step. Not unnaturally the Free
Bridge Committee of Councils decided to
take a week to think over Mr. Moreland's
epistle. If they can find any other means of
relief than we have suggested they will
have our hearty congratulations.
PEI50NEBS AS B0A2) HEHDERS.
The Prison Board did not assemble in suf
ficient force yesterday to consider the pro
ject to set the idle workhouse prisoners to
work on the county roads or other public
works. Tbe project has not been dropped
however. The press of this city has given
its apcroval to the schemcf and the voice of
the public is beginning to make itself heard
in the same strain. A great many
prominent members of the community, as
reference to the news columns of this issue
show, are digesting the novel idea, as It
seems to them, and are not ready to express
their opinion yet That is right and proper.
It is desirable to improve the condition of
the roads and the prisoners as soon as possi
ble, but it need not be done at headlong
The only objection to the scheme that is
likely to attract attention is the sentimental
one that the prisoners will not like being
exposed to public view in convict garb, and
that their friends will be pained likewise by
the sight The readiest answer to this might
be that peopje who sin against society must
put up with the consequences, and that
those consequences aro bound to be disa
greeable. But the better answer is that the
system may be so arranged as to send only
confirmed criminals to work upon the roads
under gnard. The prisoners who are con
fined for a first offense are entitled to privacy
in their punishment perhaps, but the pris
oner who sins again and returns to prison
cannot expect any such consideration.
IKPLUEHZA IN FASHION.
La Grippe, Bllti Catarrh or Influenza,
choice of name is immaterial, is becoming
very fashionable in tfew York, Philadel
phia and Boston. Even modest Pittsburg
is claiming a share in the distinction of en
tertaining the visitor from abroad. The
unromaalic complaint known hitherto as a
cold is strutting around proudly In plumes
borrowed from influenza. It is decidedly
stylish to have a red nose, a headache and a
sore throat. Everybody troul'd be in the
fashion it a cold were not such an unpleas
ant thing to have and to hold.
In Boston it is interesting to learn that
about 10 per cent ot the population are cul
tured enough to catch a complaint from
which crowned heads have suffered. There J
are said to be twenty-five thousand Yfctims
of influenza in the. home of beans and bal-
lot reform. At the same time may now
that a cablegram elites that 680 deaths from
influenza occurred la Paris on Thursday.
This is probably an error, a gross one, for
there have not been so -many deaths attrib
uted to the epidemic in all Europe since in
fluenza was discovered.
English scientists agree that the rapidity
of its onset, and the large number of indi
viduals almost simultaneously attacked, in
dicate that it results from a poison floating
in tbe air; and, when we add that its in
fectious nature is fairly established, we have
prima facie evidence of the presence of our
microscopic enemy the bacterium. Until,
however, our biological friends can give us
more certain information on this point, the
exact nature of the matertes mOrbi must be
looked upon as doubtfuL There is prob
ably no disease to which so few persons are
insusceptible; indeed, one-half, or even two
thirds of a community are not unlikely to
be affected during the course of a severe
visitation of this kind. Hence, although it
is far from being a fatal disease we believe
that not more than two per cent of the cases
terminate in death ret the actual number
of those succumbing to it is apt to be very
large. Unlike other severe diseases of this
type, it may be said, with an approxima
tion to the truth, to kill only the very young
and those enfeebled by age or previous dis
ease, particularly if this latter be one affect
ing the lungs.
The official picture of the situation
furnished by the provisional government of
Brazil is reassuring. The Ministers at
present in office pledge themselves to hand
over the Bcpublic intact to the Constitu
tional Convention soon to be held. They
have a right, we think, to state that there
can be no question of the restoration of the
monarchy raised in the convention. It
must be a Eepnblic or nothing, or as they
say more dramatically, "Republic or
As for the treatment of the ex-Emperor
Dom Pedro by the revolutionary leaders, it
must be adjudged to have been generous.
The revolutionists are to be congratulated
on the moderate tone of their proclamation.
They can depend upon the sympathy of the
United States so long as they remain faith
ful to the people they claim to represent
But the Republic must be constituted on a
representative popular basis. That is the
sine qua non. The danger is of Brazil fall
ing into the hands of a military despotism
'far worse than Dom Pedro's mild rule.
One of the most unpleasant suggestions
in regard to the influenza epidemic is that it is
in some way connected With cholera, and Is
frequently a forerunner of It A skillful
Russian specialist in both diseases, Prof.
Zchekaner, favors this view. But his aren
ments and those of his followers only prove
that certain atmospheric conditions favor both
diseases. We of this latitude have a liking for
a cold winter, and if it is needed to keep
cholera away from us next summer our prayer
is for frost and lots'of it.
Chicago.not content with giving the divine
Patti gold galore, is honoring her with recep
tions. But she would not care for the recep
tions without the gold boating on the pilL
SMirnriEiD street is now so well covered
overhead by tho network of wires, since the
electric road has added its quota, that people
may walk measurably in the shade on that
thoroughfare in the summer, and spirited
horses can dispense with fly-nets. Th6 effect is
Anybody is free to pay toll on the
bridges, but that is About as near being free
bridges as they will be for torn 6 moons.
One of th$ surest sighs of a phenomenal
winter is at hand. Tbe St, Paul Ice Carnival
directors have decided hot to build an ice pal
ace this year. The importation ot building ma
terial would be too costly for the short time it
would last when exposed to the rays of the
. .1 . f i . t T
NEW YOBK is still trying to solve the
problem, will electricity HUT So far the solu
tions are all of one kind. It will.
North Dakota must be proud of Its
entrance into tbeslsterhood of States. Scarcely
acquainted with the other members of a great
family, and already bankrupt an unenviable
The Brooklyn girl who stole the pennies
from her dead father's eyes rather beats the
record f br juvenile depravity.
Califoksianb seem to be delighted be
cause a new way of making the Chinese go has
been found. The Highbinders are murdering
celestial laundrymCn by the dozen in San
The triumph Miss Juch and her com
pany achieved last night in ''Mignon,'1 will be
remembered long in Pittsburg.
CHICAGO detectives have another oppor
tunity to show how little they can detect.
Mysterious Crimes are at a premium in the
city which boasts of its Pinkerton system.
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
MabkTWAIK, in his home life at Hartford
finds great comfort in the society of an amiable
black cat that he has named Satan.
From his home in Dubuque Senator Allison
makes proclamation that he intends to stick
right there in the State until the Senatorial
tight Is Settled.
B. HakiUsok. President, Bports a sealskln
llned overcoat; a Christmas present frohi his
spouse. From the lady's ears flash diamond
solitaires, presented by her lord and master.
Charms H. HACKtfer, the rich lumberman
of Muskceon. Mich., who cave (125.600 for a
public library In that City, has just given $15,000
ior ariluicrs' monument mere, tne city to fur
nish the site.
Geoede W. CriAfiwlCir, the musical com
poser, of New York, Is a descendant of ld
mu.id Chadwick, who fought at Bunker HilL
Mr. Chadwick Js the only American who has
written a successful symphony.
THE President ot the French Republie has
no idea of knowing politics to swallow him al'
together. He is a literary man, hud has trans
lated into French "Macbeth." "Itombo and
Juliet" and "A Winter's Tale."
SIG2.-OB 6A1VIKI at borne in Florence Is said
to be one of the most hospitable of men, and
his house is continually thronged with guests.
He has a country place, out on tbe Bologna
road. Whither he goes now and then for retire
ment. The Chicago Press Club gave a reception to
Mme, Patti ahd ttlgnbf Nloollni In its club
rooms Thursday night, There was present a
full representation of. the members 6t the dab
ahd their ladles, together with a targe number
of invited guests, including Mayor Cregier,
Ferd W. Peck, President or the Auditorium
Company, and Blatohtord Kavanaugb, the boy
tenor. Mme. Patti was in her most charming
mood, and in a social way was as) fascinating as
upon tho operatic stage.
iOKATHS OP A DAY.
Major WllllntnUr Snider.
tA Crrr, S. D December W.--HJor WlUlam
K. Snyder, editor or tbd Lead Olty Tribune, and
the best known hewepapcr man lb tiontb Dakota,
aiea suaaemy rcsteraay morning or apoplexy.
lie was born In Columbian County O.t and
leaves a widow ana three children in that State.
Vrbt. Joseph G Fox.
EASTOtf, PA., December 17, -Joseph O. Toi, A.
M., Professor of ClTllTopognphle&l Engineering
at Lafayette College, died suddenly last night of
paralysis. He had held the position since Itf2.
'or ten years prior to, that lie Was cneagfcd III
teatlilnff In Cooper Institute, Hew York,, and in
tue University or Xew Y wk. He wis enelncer uf
-fetatc tinard, .on Ueberal Ut&Ultoa's etatf.
iuc aixui .urigaao, &roona uinsiun. jew
igfifo i1ffiJ AWftnffwSf "
Why He Doesn't Like the Boers That Ht
No Files is III BeveragB-FIttslmrg'a
(iTHAt's one of those blacked hissing doors,"
said a staid and substantial financier of
this city to me as we passed out of a store
Which had one of these automatio door closers
on the door.
"Yes, bnt why blanked f' I.isked.
"I've had a mean 'opinion of the hissing
things since last spring," said tho Fourth
avenue light. "One day at that time 1 went
into a store loaded for bear. I had been prom
ised some furniture' for my house on a certain
day and the storekeeper had not kept his word.
To put it shortly I was very mad. For some IS
minutes I raged around, expressing my opinion
of such proceedings. When I had relieved my
self I had reached the street door. I seized tbe
handle and nulled tbe door wide open. Then I
glared at the storekeeper by way ot farewell
and stepped out, drawing the door to, as I ex
pected, so as to cause a terrific slam. But the
climax never came. The door slowly, softly
closed with a little hiss.
"Since then I've harbored bard feelings to
ward hissing door.
poKY Lumpkins not tho gawky boor of
Goldsmith's play, for you may observe that
there is an extra s to the name Is, or I should
say, Is becoming an intimate friend ot ,mlne.
It Is no small thing, I tell you, to gain the
friendship of a thoroughbred, long-haired
Yorkshire terrier. The stunted caudal ap
pendage, or, as a small critic called it once,
"fairy tale," which Tony Lumpklns wags at me
when he's in a gracious mood, does hot wag for
Bat it would take up four or five columns to
exhibit the combination ot canine virtue that
is to be found in Tony. I merely started in to
relate a small instance of his peculiar intelli
gence. Testerday Tony was observed by One of the
ladles to whom be owes allegiance, standing
near his water bowl and gazing at it Wistfully.
"What's the matter. Tony" she asked, and
Tony looked up at her ahd then at the water
again. She looked Into bis bowl and saw that a
fly was in tho water. Tony has always been
dreadfully particular about his favorite bever
age. Three grains of sand in the bowl have
turned him from It Now he kept on looking
at the bowl ahd then at the lady who urged htm
to drink. Finally in response to his evident
petition she Stooped down and took out the fly.
Tony's nos6 at once went into the Water.
pnKTTT women by the hundred yes, by the
hundred made tbe great audience at the
6 rand Opef a House last night more attractive
than any picture on the stage.
After one has been coldi regularly to the
theater for half a dozen years it becomes a
source of greater amusement and pleasure to
look at the people than the actors. This, it
need hardly be said, was the case last night, for
the opera was "Miguon." and both the charm
ing Juih ahd brilliant Bellini were in the cast.
Kot this season, however, it is pretty'Safe to
say, nas there been a more rasmonaoie audi
ence, and strange to say, one which contained
so many beautiful women, than that which en
joyed "Mignon" last night
A STANDARD OIL CB(E3DS.
John Vt Rockefeller's Wenllh Is Now Est!
mated nt 8120,000,000.
Prom thesew YorkTltnes.3
A gentleman who knows as much of Inside
Btandard Oil affairs as any outsider can possi
bly know, and who has a closer personal ac
qalntance with John D. Rockefeller than is
usual, even among those counted his friends,
makes the following estimate of the wealth now
possessed by the President of the Standard
Standard Oil slock fl3.OXl.CC0
l'remlumon same 23,000,000
ileal estate , 10.000,000
Lead Trust.,.,.., .-. ,2,000,0)0
itallro&d stocks and bonds 20,000,000
Natural itas stock 4,000,000
Bank stock , , 6,000,000
Manufactured gaistock... 3.000.000
Steamboat stock (Imnan Line, etc) 1.000,000
Mines in Utah, Wisconsin, etc 4,000,000
Cash on hand., 1 , 2000,000
Miscellaneous -. 10000,000
"In almost every case here mentioned," this
authority adds, 'the Investment pays a large
return, and beside this Mr. Rockefeller is a
heavy operator upon the market, spending at
least one-third ot each dayglving orders to his
brokers and seeing them carried out. With his
Immense capital and opportunities this opens a
mine of wealth that is limited by almost noth
ing except his ambition'. If his health holds
out I Shall expect in 10 years to See him the
richest man in the world. In the abovo I have
underrated his health rather than overrated if,"
IT EAINED CEABS.
Live, Wrlgxllnc Crustaceans Fall Into the
(streets of San FrnbcIscO.
San Francisco, December 27. A most re
markable phenomenon was witnessed on,Mor
ton street, just off Kearny, at about 7 o'clock
this morning, it being nothing more nor less
than a shower of small crabs. A light show er
was falling, aod accompanying it were crabs by
hundreds, ranging in size from that of a dime
Up to that of a good-sized California Oyster.
There is a barber shop on the Morton street
side, and the bootblack employed there was
washing spittoons on the sidewalk. He let out a
wild whoop as he saw tbe crabs descend and
called on all the saints in the calendar when He
beheld HiS Spittoons filling with the tiny crus
taceans from the clouds.
The barber shop was soon emptied of its oc
cupants, who gazed wonderstruck at tho
strange Bight, but were soon busy gathering up
the creeping creatures, Uhlch were as alive and
kicking ihd active aS infant crabs well
A similar visitation occurred about the same
hour on California strcet,between Sansome and
the Battery, but tbe crabs which fell there were
few In number, wblle on Morton street they
covered the sidewalk and gutter for a space at
least 20 feet in length.
This phenomenon is said to .be not entirelv
novel, but this is certainly the first time it has
been recorded in San Francisco.
FELINE FISH CATCHERS.
nctnarknbio Intelligence or a Fdtnlly of At
lantic city Cat.
Atlantic Crrr, December 27. Nicholas
Long, the operator at the signal station at the
crossing of ,tke West Jersey and Atlantic City
tracks, on the meadows, has a mother cat and
three kittens which have been taught to catch
their own fish. The old cat made her appear
ance at the tower some time ago, and "Nick"
having no desire to drive nCr away, was obliged
to deviSe.soule plan to feed her. This was soon
done. It occurred to bim that cats were par
ticularly fond of flsh-and he arrangeda small
net, wnicn enaoieamm 10 procure large num
bers ot Winnows frdin the neighboring Salt
pohd8 j. .
Placing them Tn a bucket with sufficient
water to keep them alive-, be proceeded to feed
them at his leisure. This he contlbned todtt
for some time, thd old cat occasionally helping
nerseir, wnen 10 nis bun'riise une morning ue
discovered the entire famflycatchlngiheir pwn
ash from one of the ponds. This they have
been doing ever since; and they seem to-care jrs
little fbr the water as" a water spaniel. The
cats aro Ml viry intelligent; but wfe do hot won
der at this, as a fish diet is said to be est for
the brains, ahd a wCU-fedi active iraln con
duces to intelligence.
MINISTER HDfSC'S BXD HfiAWH.
The Representative of Jdpan Goes Homo on
a Leave faf Absence.
WAsiilNGTOif. December. St. Tne departure
of the Japanese Minister on a leave bf absence
is1 greatly regretted in diplomatic and social
circles in this city. Mr. MutStt has been in poor
health SlnCO he came herd. SHd aurlhg last
summer whs quite ill, so- much so that his
physicians feared be would not be able to spend
tbe cold weather here ahd advised him to go
South. He did not want tb leave the city at all
and bad intended to entertain In a liberal way
during tbe season.
MhhtiM M ll41th fTnrtrntffWhflFttiArA AtiAm
not seem to be1 tnuCh hope of ft ha wll) return
hefe after his leave, as he beld a high position
id the est tuition. of tbeHome ginoe and
this Government. .Ills, wife's .health Js also
very delicate and neitner of them was able to
ttke any qdabtlty of solid fond. Their daifglj
ten lioweven Is strong and vigorous and greatly
devoted to this country, ilo had a young s&n
at college in the North. During tin term here
there was an important commercial treaty en
ttred into between Mexico and Japan; tho ne
gbtlatlons for which were nnder the guidance
of Minister Romerd abd Minister Mhtsu. Mr.
Araalto Sato, the First secretary Uf Legation,
will be Charge d' Affairs during Mr. Mutsu'a
Stlcott Atnile Ono Mistake.
From the Altooni Times. ' k
W'hertdilcott reaas that lie leh iSS,O0a In the
Mfe he will feet like SSKfngtaf the appoint,
meut of a committee In lunacy! s .--
STARTING tffl'R INDIA.
Dr. Johnson, a Native of Iniin, Whose !
cation Baa Seen Perfected Here, on Her
Way Holne A Farewell Reception Held.
TWo receptions Were jrlyen, Mrs. Sophie E.
Johnson, M. D., the India Missionary yester
day, ono at the First U. P. Church In
the afternoon and tbe other at the
Fourth IT. P. Church, Allegheny, in the
evening. Airs. Johnson is a native ot
India, a larfce, prepossessing lady, with very ex
pressive black eyes, a winning smite, and
charming manners. Bhe has been in the
tTnlted States nearly five years and in that time
has taken a course in medicine, graduated at
one of the New York medical colleges, and has
also taken a special dental and optical course.
Shd is preparing to embark for her future field
of labor, and she will gd well eqtilppod for her
Mrs. Johnson will leave in a few days for
New York, thence on to London, where she
will remain some three weeks visiting hospi
tals, then on toSialkot, India, where a hospital
is nearlng completion. In which she, with Br.
UariO White, who is already there, will pursue
their vocations of healing both bodily and
The Westmoreland PreSbyterlal Association
is responsible forillss Johnson's salary coro-
ineneiiiis tuu ureb ol iub year, anu uu u, r ,
Woman's Board are supplying her With money
for a personal outfit and funds sufficient to buy
a year's provisions Of medicine and drugs, also
a full assortment ot the finest surgical instru
ments and all 'necessary expenses are
bald by them. The board, to which the General
Assembly of the V. P. Church has given tho
entire control of tho medical missionary branch, -is
composed of the following ladles: Mrs. E. J.
MoPherson, President) Mrs. Mary Porter, Sec
retary; Mrs. W. J. Reed, Mrs. John B. Herron,
Mrs. iievi a. Amir, miss vt. u. Jane Vincent,
Miss E. J. Sloan. Mrs. H. C. Campbell. Mrs. M.
Shaw Doty, Mrs. J. iW Wallace, Mlsi E. D.
Brown, Mrs. 8. S. Stewart, Mrs. Mary P. Simp
Son, Mrs. Birchfiela and Mrs. Dr. J. B. John
The hospital in Slalkot, which will accommo
date 25 patients, and cost about 55,000, was built
by this Woman's Board, and will be furnished
bvtheni. Mrs. Johnson will do some Itinerant
work. Livihg in a tent, She will travel from
place to place, combining her
professional knowledge with readings
of the Bible In a very useful manner. Being a
native of India, of course she is fvmiliai with
the language, ahd as the sick and afflicted visit
her for relief she will read and explain tbe
Bible to them before taking cognizance nf their
bodily ills, and if they do not take the spiritual
f inscription they will be minus tbe medical, as
n all cases the sonl will be taken care of first,
but In conjunction with tbe body, .
At the reception at the First XT. Py Church
in the afternoon, tbe cozy lecture room was
filled with guests, and, refreshments of cake
and cream was served by the ladies. A hand
some gold watch was presented to Mrs. John
son by the ladles ot that church, and a doctor's
gig to take with her had previously been pre
sented by Mr. ind MrB,W. W. Drier, of Ver
ona. In the evening Dr. Johnson made her
farewell address, which was very touching and
delivered in a pleasing manner, after which a
great deal of handshaking and good wishes,
with refreshments, occupied iCo remainder of
A SUCCEBSFDL REPETITION;
The Christmas Pantomime Once Store De
Tbe Bijou was filled yesterdiy to witnesi the
repetition of the Christmas pantomime for the
benefit of tbe Newsboys' Home. The second
performance was very much more pleasing
than the first, which IS quite natural, as the ap
preclatlveness of the first audience Inspired tbe
little ones with courage to elaborate more In
their various roles.
The musicians entered into the spirit ot the
amateur performance mOre Urgbly than on the
previous day. The singers were out in front
with the orchestra where their voices and the
words of tho libretto were! heard to hotter ad
vantage than wben behind the scenes, and
everything went merry as a marriage hell.
The little t&mbdrine dancers were greeted
with uproarious applause upon their first ap
pearance and were heartily encored, to which
they responded very gracionslr. The "Sleep
ing Beauty" was more effective than on tho
previous daV, if possible. .
The wolf and "Little Red Riding Hood," wh6
was Bessie Long Instead of the little maiden
mentioned in the published cast, wcro a source
of great interest to the younger portion of the
audience. The strain find excitement of the
first performance reacted rather seriously Oh
little Mary Laugbllh, who assumed tbe role of
' Cinderella" Thursday afternoon, and she was
confined to her bed yesterday.
tt.nn.il Intn tVta famntia alfnnnra gnil IMftfAAitarl I
in losing one very gracefully and making the
Prince wildlv anxious abont her wben she
ine 1a.a1es.1a cnarge ot tne entertainment, oy
their untiring efforts, scored a brilliant iuc
ce$ which w)U probably enrich the home to
the amount of nearly $2,000. They desire to
thank the public for their liberal patronage,
and also Mr. GulicK. for the iiseof hlalotely
theater, with ushers And all faeCessary Stage
help, which he furnished frea of charge.
Among all the ladles )n tbe work probably
none of them worked harder than Mrs. A. J.
Logan and J11S3 Kate McKnlght; who were
unceasing in their labbr. The little folks can
congratulate themselves unon creating a great
deal of admiration and, giving a large amount
of pleasure both to tlieir audiences and tb the
FISHING ClitiBS PAEADE.
Soutbsido Boys Wind Up the Sport With a
The Soutbslde presented the appearance of a
political campaign season last night. About 8
o'clock a Short procession of men diessed in
frock coats and two-gallon hats, beaded by a
trass band and followed by a decorated ex
press wagon, drawn by about CO boys, marched
lip. Carson street. They were greeted with
loud cheers, and colored fire, roman candles
and rockets illuminated the sky all along the
route. Tbe people oh the hill thought tho
Fourth of July had broken loose. , .
Tho truth was that tbe members of tho Big
Four, the Fee Gee and Half Moon Fishing
Clubs were marching to tbe Birmingham
Turner Hall, where they beld a unloli recep
tion. There was such a crowd present that
breathing was almost impossible. Councilman
A. C. Robertson made an opening address, In
which he swung the Indian clubs nf rhetoric in
his customary manner. His remarks were
rather of a humorous character.
Tho reception began with a grand march at 9
-ilAiAAt- turf rltlnninn iTfiu I Anr tin tintlT nffn
A PLEASANT FAIB.
Fair Women Hule tho Tables nc St.
menu's Scbool Honse.
A fair was opened at St. Pbilomena's School
House yesterday under favorable auspices.
The room is tastefully decorated with bunting
and evergreens. The room 1$ divided into
booths, and each booth is presided over by tho
prettiest of maidens.
the young ladies' booth Is under the charge
of Misses Minnie Rosswog. Eva Rosswoft. Katlb
Eibel; Jacob's well, Misses Rose Mentzer and
Lizzie Klmorj postnffice. Miss Eaura Zern;
menagerie. Misses Katie Zern. Maggie Klepp
nex; married ladies' tabid Mrsi S. Rosswogj
Mrsj Holler, Mrs. Banlev, Mrs. Mirier! married
men's table. Mrs. Charles Both, Mrs. J. Schri
ber, Mrs. flerminn,- Mrs. Mafkmeir: young
men's table. Miss Mamlo TJennemaiu Mjss
Tillie Fplger.Mlss Jfaihie. Miss Katie lfelman;
confectionery, Mfes Mary and. Rose Schniein
Uajdt and Anna Korntianr; wheel pf fortune,
Misses Mary Staub, Lizzie Gamble, Josephine
AN ALLEGIIENI SOCIAL ETENT.
Jonerpof ttldso Avebae, Entertained
Many Friends nt n Reception.
A charming rejiejStton. was given by Mrs. B.
H. Jones, at her home on Ridge avenue yester
day afternoon. The cards were issued In four
names,. that Of the hoStbsS,,bcr, daughter, Miss
Scott, two sisters, Mrs. Matthew Newkirk-ahd
and Miss JaeObtls, ot Philadelphia, and Mrs.
Charles Metcaif. a bride. They were assisted
in receiving by Misses Mefcaif, Riymer, liars,
Phillips, Lawrence, Snydam, Hutsey and
Heberton. , , ,
Tbe lpvely,,Honie was beautifully decorated
JOr the occasion, and soft liiUiic with delight
fUl refreshments made, tile afternoon .mem
orable olio td all those who wore received as"
Jf isS BEfe&E Re'Ed,,! h,e flugtiter .of Mr; N.
P. Reed, was hostess to a very fashionable com
pany Of yoUng Jleciple ISst evening, who, danced
the merry hours away, The delightful home
of the young lady was fragTailt with tnahy
r6past were attributes ot the evening.
DgLioritn was! tho iecddd bt fhe stales of
dinner dances which was dined and danced last
evening. After tllovatIons dinners the guests
assembled at the, residence of Mrs. A,E, W.
Painter, where' the germrn was indulged In,
New Year's DAT. the Jiew buques'no Club
house will be thrown opon to its members, and
on tbe eveninc dttbo 4th the Reception will b'e
Tiyi Allegheny German blu'b gay.? a cotillon
list evening in Cyclorama Halt
THE STROLLEH'S STOrilESr'
Odd Op-lalona and Qonlnt Observations From
Cnrb and Corridor.
QotONEL SKrT, one ot the old and popular
local conductors oh tbe panhandle, bought
a small locomotive for his 6-year-old son. The'
toy ran by a Shrink, and had considerable pull
ing power. On Christmas Day the boy con
cluded to hitch his engine to something and see
it it would poll, like one of his papa's real en
gines. The father was alarmed by a dreadful
racket in the parlor. There was a nolae ot
rattling tin, scampering of feet and the yelping
of a pup. When the Colonel appeared in the
doorway he saw the pap perched upon a Center
table, wild with fright. By a string tied around
his tail the locomotive hung suspended in air,
and tbe wheels were whirling round with a
lively buzzing. The 6 year-old. stood in one
corner clapping his hands with glee.
gKNEST F. Achesok, the editor of the
Washington Observer, was at the Seventh
Avenne Hotel yesterday. lake newspaper edi
tors in genera, Mr. Acheson possesses a cler
ical appearance and might easily be mistaken
for a minister. He talked a bit abont political
matters in Washington county, but said that,
as a matter of fact, he had been printing nearly
everything he knew in bis paper. He iof
Opinion that Mr. Underwood, who is the candi
date of Congressman Bay, will be appointed
postmaster of Washington. Tho nomination
may not be made until almost a year hence, as
tbe present occupant, who was appointedin the
spring of 1886, was not confirmed until tbe sub
sequent winter. Mr. Acheson indicated, by his
enumeration of a long list of names, that there
will be a large field of candidates for the Legis
lature for Washington county. At this distant
day no prediction can be made of the result.
JEPHESEirrATrVB BT Wart, of Verona, who
is William Flinn's opponent for the State
Senate, was talking yesterday afternoon con
cerning the contests for the postmasterships at
McKeesport and Washington, Pa., when he
said: "On the occasion of my last visit to Wash
ington, Postmaster General Wanamaker told
me that tbe holding of the department was
that a postmaster's four years of service did
not begin until after he was confirmed by the
Senate and his second or fall commission sent
to him. If he is succeeded before the expiration
of fdur years from that tlme,he is considered to
have been removed."
W. McGrauis, a steel manufacturer of
Philadelphia, is at the Hotel Duqudsne.
A TOBACCO dealer said yesterday: "One of
the peculiar things In our business is the
great falling off, during recent years. In the de
mand for fines eut ebewing tobacco. There used
to be a great deal of it used, but men teem to
be discarding it for plug tobacco, There has
been a change in the making of plug, which
may account for the tact. It Is filled with sweet
thihss" which please the taste. There is not so
great an opportunity to adulterate fine-cut."
Joint M, Craine, a prominent young attorney
tf Alliance. O.. was at the Seventn Avnnnn
Hotel yesterday. He will remain in tbe city
about a week, looking after some business in
terests and Visiting numerous relatives. Mr.
Cralne says that the Democratic sentiment in
Stark bdunty. the fifth County in population
ind wealth in Ohio, is for John B. Thomas for
Senator, and he rather thinks that the three
members from Stark will support Thomas.
'That county possesses what may, at this time,
be regarded as an anomaly: a Democratic
newspaper which is not for tirlce. It is the
Canton Dally Democrat. The editor. General
Sherwood, is a stalwart advocate of Thomas,
TTORNBYlxXiLKOaETT and W. T. Ralney,
of Cleveland, are at the Hotel Anderson
Mr. Leggett js associated with his older brother,
General M. D. Leggett, in conducting one of
tbe heaviest practices in patent cases outside of
ToBK R. MCGikley, the Secretary of the
J Philadelphia Company, is in New York
City, and is not expected to return home tilt the
last day Of tho year.
JAUfcd S. McKeak, the handsome appointee
to the postmasterships departed Thursday
night for New York, where he will remain until
Monday. Had he known that Messrs. Andrews
and Ifelamater were coming to town he might
QEondE K. CnXiO, i gentleman Interested in
cattle raising in the West, was in the city
yesterday". Ho imparted the information that
a unibh of interests had been formed between
G. H. Hammond & Co., of Chicago, one of tbe
"Big. Four" in the dressed beet monopoly, and
W. H. Monroe, of Boston, the largest shipper
of .cattle oil the hoof, who had previously been
the most formidable opponent of the monop
oly. Mr. Monroe has large stock yards at Al
bany and slaughter houses at Brighton, Mass.
A company has been formed by the new com
bination with a capital stock of 55,000,000.
Great slaughter houses will be built at Albany.
George HOtchklss, of New York, and Anthony
Comstock, of Providence, are said to be in the
new deal. The Stbolx.es.
PEOGEESS OF TllE NEW SODTfl.
Thousands of New Enterprises In That Sec
tion, Willi millions of Capital.
Baitimore, December 27. Tho annual re
view of the Sonth'S Indnstrlal progress, as pub
lished in this week's issue of the Manitfaciur
ers Jleeord, shows that 6,133 new manufactur
ing and .mining enterprises were organized in
that section during 18S9, against 3618 in 1888,
&430 in 1887 and 1,575 In lbSfi. The amount of
capital and capital stock of these companies
was $228,703,WO in 1SS9 ahd J168,801,000 id 1888.
Tbe total number of new industrial enter
prises organized in the Soutb daring the last'
lour years, or since January 1, 1886, is over 13,
700, divided a follows: Iron furnace companies,
126: machine, shops and, foundries, 411; agricul
tural Implement factories, 63; flour mills, 633;
cotton mills, 267: furniture factories, 220; gas
works, 101; water works, .831; carriage and
wagon factories, 178: electric light companies,
475: mining and quarrying enterprises, 1,801;
lumber inllls. including saw and planing mills,
sash, and door factories, stavo factories, 3.036;
i&a factories, 293; canning factories, 423; stove
foundries, 25: brick works. 665; miscellaneous
iron ahd steel works, rolling mills, pipe works,
etc, 181; cotton compresses, lilt cotton seed oil
mills, HSt miscellaneous enterprises not in
cluded in foregoing. 415. Total, 13,7it
Wlicro Widows Do Congreirate.
From the Chicago Herald. J
Washington Is getting to be a great place for
widows. Poor widows manage to get into the
departments as clerks or copyists, while rich
widows come here to lire in the hopes of pick
ing up some army or navy Officer or Unsophisti
cated Congressman. Women in black, with
dashing, dangerous, eyes Shining underneath
the long veils, are as common on the streets of
Washington a ydpbg dandles with hi: canes,
one glove on and the other banging over the
cabs at tbe regulation angle: In the Langham
Hotel hcrorasort of family hotel, accommodat
ing 60 or 60 guests, th ere are by actual count 17
WISDOM IN TH& tvEEKLIES.
Iris cortainiybad policy to jump on a man
bef oro he is down. He may turn on you
Chicago ussy be too fat odi West to get the
World'uFair id 1892, but it manages to convict
its murderers' Utile same year in which the
crime i committed. IPdsMngton Journal.
It won't bo a great while now until tho girls
will be hiding the family Bible. and dodging
the' Ceh'sds.tjiRer again. How time flies, and
how provoking some things are. Waynesburg
lizs get more wisdom from tbe mistakes
they liiake than they do from their successes.
Hence it is aaoJ time io g'o back clear around
the circle of 1889 and seo where we might have
avoided lps"and where Increased gain. TFojt
Colonel Elliott F. Shepabb declares
again that the West Shore Railroad was driven
into, bankruptcy by running trains on tbe Lord's
Day. Wben men as good as Colonel Shepard
oupht to bd Begin td so live" and act to as tb
make every ,day '-the Loja's day," reform will
begin. Christianity practiced ono day in seven'
IS not imjresslve.-d$tferter JTerald.
wrifixyoustepon a loose brick and an ice
cold stfeanf of mud .shoots' up to your Collar
button, don't say any naughty words. Smile
pleasantly and explain to too grinning people
about you that jdu don't mind little things like
that. Tboy wjilthen admire yon and depart
wo$i.eHW? whether ybuf if logs wilL ijjf onf on
this jarth.or wMt" until yod" join" Ce silent ma
iaritr. i(reentQurff:Argvh . -1
He Waftia a Chain Garni-
To the Editor of The Dlsnatch: ,
As a citizen and taxpayer, I am strongly in
favor of a chain gaag for the improvement of
our country roads. I have seen the success of
this mode of improving the highways in the.
South, and am thoroughly convinced that the
same system under proper management here
would work a marvelous change on the condi
tion of our roads it it was only tried.
it is simply shocking io a decent citizen to
read snob a comment on tbe Idea as is made in
the remarks of the Assistant Superintendent
of tbe Police Bureau, published In your paper
this morning. Onrfriend, County Commlsioner
Mercer, seems to oe tainted wlta toe same
opinion that emanates from tbe Bureau of Po
lice. From his interview he probably has seen
the Chain gangs at work in tbe Soutb, and to
him) and possibly to others, strangers to such a
sight, they may have been a curiosity. Bat
where tbe system is la vogne the sight of
several of these gangs working in close prox
imity to each other, and possibly under the
surveillance of one overseer, soon becomes an
old story and attracts no more attention than
Mr. BIgelow's corps of street workers would do
in this city.
r fij all means let us have our country roads
Improved and let the lazy loafers, vajfabondj
and others who infest our connty prisons and
workhouses furnish the labor, no matter who
their relations are. Taxpayer.
PlTTSBtfEO, December 27.
Tho OlcUlnty Mystery-
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Please publish in your paper the following
questions, and answer: Who Is McGlntyT
What bet did he make? Where did tbe name
East Ltvebpooi., O., December 27.
Daniel McGlnty is a man, not a monkey.
Dan made a wager with one McCann, who
Vowed he could carry him to tbe top of a build
ing. In order to win the -fiver McGlnty broke
loose from McCanh and dropped down several
stories. The name of McGihty doubtless origi
nated with bis parents. They are said to be
highly respectable, and, Judging from the num
ber of people who are now looking for their
son Dan, they must be greatly worried over his
Tbe Additional Start.
To the Editor of The Dispatch!
Will a new flag have to ba hoisted oh the
Capitol at Washington next Fourth of July to
ratify the admission of the new Statesf How
many stars will the new flag contain!
Aixeoiienv, December 2T. Ameejcan.
With tbe addition of the four new States,
there are now in the United States 43 States
and 8 Territories and 1 District. The hoisting
of an American flag with 2 stars at Washing
ion, on July 4, 1S90. has as much connection
with the admission of the new States as the
ocean tides have with the condition of the oil
Tbe World' Fair.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Has Congress taken any action regarding the
World' Fair? ABTIZAS.
Pittsburg, December 27.
Bills have now been introduced In Congress
for holding the World's Fair in 1 In New
York, Chicago, Washington and He Louis. As
soon as the Congressmen resume work, after
enjoying the Christmas turkey and other things
connected with tbe season, they ought to de
cide where the fair is to ba held.
The Longest Throws;
To the Editor of Tbe 1) tspatch:
Who Is the champion baseball thrower in
America - FtbstBaSe.
Axleghent, December 27.
John Hatfield, of the Mutual club, threw a
regulation hall 123 yards, 1 foot. 7f inches at
Brooklyn, October 15, 1872. Ed Williamson, of
the Chicago club, threw a regulation ball 133
yards, 11 inches at Cincinnati, October 19, 1888.
These are tbe longest throws on record.
The Ensle Bird's Domain.
To the Kdltorof The Dispatch:
To decide a bet, please state the comparative
areas of the United States. Canada and Brazil.
Wheeling, December 27. Velde.
fThe tTnlted States (including Alaska) are
3,570 271 square miles in area; the Dominion of
L Canada, 3,470,392, and the Republic of Brazil
THE BOSTON LOTUS CLUB.
Tbe Third Event la llie Y. M, C. A. Conrso
Gives MocU Pleasure.
A delighted audience repeatedly encored the
various numbers ot the Droeramme rendered
by the Boston Lotus Glee Club and their as
sistant, Miss Minnie Marshall, the talented
elocutionist, at Old City Hall last evening.
Tbe entertainment was one of tbe series
given under the auspices of tbe Young Men's
Christian Association and was unusually inter
esting. Tbe famous club is composed of Mr.
George E. DotoH, alto; Mr. Edward E. Long,
tenor; Mr. Charles L. Lewis, baritone; Mr. Clif
ton F.Davis, basso, and Mr. Frank J. Smith,
conductor, assisted by Miss Mihbie Marshall,
reader. The gentlemen appeared in various
quartets and also In solos, winning applause
with each appearance.
Mr. FraukBmlttt assisted the Singers' greatly
by tho excellent manner in which hn accom
panied tbem on the piano. Miss Marshall was
charmingly picturesque, whiclft half the bat
tle with a lady, and added to her personality
was talent of a high degree, which made her a
great lavorite with the audience Tbe next
entertainment will ba January 24, when Prof.
J. W. Churchill, of Boston, will give an evening
of dramatic and miscellaneous readings.
LEOPOLD'S SCHEME SUITS THEM.
A Party of Twpnty-FoUr American Negroes
Will Colonlzo In Africa.
Raleigh, N.C., December 27. Much inter
est has been manifested in the announcement
that the King of tbe Belgians has m&ae appli
cation for 2i professional men and artisans to
go to the Congo Freo State as representatives
of tho civilized, educated and trained American
negro. Colonel George W. Williams, who is
acting under direction of the King of th& Bel
gians, has just paid a visit to Shaw University
(colored), at this city, and as a result of his
visit this large and wlaely known institution
will furnish a large prooortlon of the book
keepers, locomotive engineers, blacksmiths,
Dr. Tupper will endeavor to furnish all the 24
men desired. Some ot his students volunteered
in a few hours to go, and. as. stated, there is
marked enthusiasm in regard to the new move
ment. There is likely to be a demand for mis
sionary teachersfor the Congo. Three menare
now at the university studying to go as medical
missionaries to that new world. Two of thee
are from tbe Island of Jamaica, and one is from
the Gold Coast, Africa.
One Thine It Does! Well.
JTrom the Warren MalLl
Some of tbO papers are talking abodt ''Re
publican lack ot leadership," simply because
the House adjourned tho other day after a 15
minutes' session when it had nothing to do.
They forget that the-more It adjourns the bet
ter. KOT TO BE SNEkZEDAT.
MttWAUMEaWeutf.- If "la grippe" warrants
the jdkes about it, it is a serious thing to have
in your head.
Bostoit Timet: Franklin Parke What do
yoa think of tbe Russian Influenza? Dart
mouth Street Pbe gob id, add l'b dot able to
Detroit Free Prea: Id these days of Influ
enza the man who can obey the familiar injunc
tion to follow his nose must bare a rare hurst
Lincoln Journal: Tho Russian "grippe"
and tbe McGlnty craze aro moving this way.
hand in band. The people of the'Westhad
better take io the woods.
Baltimore American: Influenza seldom
kills. But it has a mean way of making its
victims wish for death. It is about the most
Uncomfortable safe affliction In the whole cata
logue of diseases.
Washington Posl: We don't wonder that
Bolton is frightened out of her boots at tbe ap
proach of Russian Influenza. It is so difficult
for one to sneeze without joggling one's eye
glasses off One's nosel
KeaeneT Enterprise: Mrs. Sweefr-Tbey
tell me that this Russian influenza is all tbe
rage. M'rs. Sour Yes; you're right; my hus
band has bad it for a week and he's been in a
towering rage all the time. "
Washington Post: One touch ot nature
makes -the whole Jworld kin, and universal
brotherhood has touched the influenza belt.
Tho red nose ot the poet, the sneeze of tho
pexianhfbe aches, shivers and chills racking
Imperial smnes and congealing plebeian blood
I. bring halt were, tho social skylight down and
lays it oyer the cellar &or.
0U2 MAIL POOCM.
A warm Christmas is said to indicate
cold Easter- E
Florida has a new crop of watermelon!
ready for the market. ,P.
A wine company in California last week
ibcvitbu an oraer irom x.ngl&na ior ouvju js--"-
luuam Bweefcwine. ,
Twenty-seven New York teachefstwere.
docked a day's pay for time spent in attending;
the funeral of an assistant superintendent.?2&s
Nearly 90 members ol the presen?Con3
cress were in the Confederate army In stations
ranging: from private soldier to Major Generatf
At a first-class restaurant in Philadel
hla a patron ordering terrapin Is shown7
box full of the reptiles and allowed to select1
his mind's fancy. ; ; '
Prof. John 8. Newberry, in a lecture att-1.
Columbia College, Saturday, on the "Geologl-'
cal History of Man," said there are signs thatt.
taan lived KdOflO Ttirl airo. :'
The scientists at Harvard TJhiversity-Y
are engaged in experiments wnicn tnev are
confident will result In determining the exact i
location of the North Pole.
"Cigarettes for ladies smoking" are
sold in London, provided with specially pre
pared mouthpieces. They are perfumed with
musk and violet, and they are enjoying a very
The Secretary of the Navy has adopted
a new design of the flag of the navy, to taka
feffect July L 189L It will be applied to the flaej
and the Union jack of tbe navy, and consist off
a rectangular arrangement of the 43 stars.
In the cemetery of one of the churches
of Philadelphia there is planted the lower limb
pf a prominent Grand Army man. who rellei
nuly visits the -place on each holiday to fes
toon the burial place of his deceased member.
Mr. Joseph Myers butchered for his son
Caleb on the John George farm; near Irwin,
Fa., on last Wednesday, and made a sausage
measuring 63 feet, and on the day previous
Simon Higbberger, nf Penn township, made
one which measured 79 feet from tip to tip.
A registered letter, supposed to contain
something valuable, was returned to the Balti
more postofSce the other day. It wad sent
from there to New York city for a party there
as far back as March 15, 18SL The regulations
require registered letters to be returned to the
sender within 30 days if undelivered. The let
ter had no explanation or indorsement after its
nearly nine yean of sleep in New York. It the
Woman who sent It calls at tbe postoffice she
can get it back now, but she will be required to
The standard of size for a lady's watch
Is little over an inch in diameter. A lady's
watch usually has a hunting case or a half
hunting case, a circhlar opening in the center
Of the lid showing the hands, and figures are
enameled on tbe outside: thus the time is seen
without opening tbe watcb. Chatelaine
watches usually have open faces. In some
cases tbe monogram of the owner is engraved
in long, slender letters on the outside of the
Smooth case, or the watch is elaborately deo
rated in enamels or jewels.
The new regulation British small arm
is about to be Issued to all Government forces,
ft appears, however that no good smokeless
powder has yet been discovered, or at least
adopted by tbe British. Some of the foreign
critics Say that England is not In the same con-"
dition as continental nations; that tbe ammuni
tion of tbe former has to be stored and used in
all sorts of climates, and all, or nearly all, the
nitrate explosives aro very sensitive and very
"ugly" under climatic influence. The critics
do not see, however, why black powder should
hot be used abroad and nitrate powders he
kept for home or European service.
The electric light is to supersede gas io
Rome. The motive power will be derived from
the waterfalls at Tivoli, and tbe station for the
distribution of power will he near Porta Pia.
Rome does not in this case lose in picturesque
nesswhat it gains in modernization, for the
few electnc lights already established as, for
instance, on the QuirinalHill and in tbe Piazza
Colonna lend a singularly new and beautiful
aspect to the Eternal City as seen in the even
ing from the neighboring hills ot FraScati and
tbe other "Castelli." The, spectacle of Rome
with Its mighty overhanging cupola, illumin
ated by the electric light, across the wide Cam
pagna, will be remarkable.
The women of the Russian telegraph
service are raising a great outcry In the press
against the hardship of the law in force in
Russia that they may only marry telegraphists,
and that, too, only those who are engaged at
the same station, the official idea being that
tbey thereby, in case of need, would be able to
take the place of their husbands. A young
nassian woman writes to a .Novgorod paper:
"I have, therefore. If I no not choose to forfeit
my situation, nrst to fail in love witnaneiee
tnCal awaln. then to manage that ha falls in
love with me: next to arrange that be Is trans
ferred to my station. This is a bard task f or a -
girl who Is riveted 14 hours every day to her
apparatus and does not wish to lose her pit
tance of 120 ronbles a year."
Messrs. White and Elder, of Gridley,
Mont, went hunting for an eagle's nest in the
Battes. They found it on top of the highest
peak, and three little eaglets were comfortably
domiciled therein. The mother bird was ab
sent. Elder took one of the little birds and
began the descent of tbe mountain. Ere thev
had traversed 200 yards the old bird returned
and assailed them. White carried both of tbe
eaglets while Elder tried to keep off the mother
by throwing rocks at her. The scheme worked
Viiry well for a while, nntil the latter, instead
I Of swooping down at them, began picking up
tocks weigmng irom a to 10 pounos ana lettinz
them drop at them from an elevation of 60 to 75
feet, when the daring sportsmen concluded
'twere better to qtlit, and dropped the eaglets
and fled from tbe scene.
The French Government has authorized
tbe construction bv contract of three battle
ships of 6,700 tons each, four torpedo vessels,
ten sea-going torpedo boats, and 30 ordinary
boats. Of this grant, M. Weyl, In te Yacht,
rays there is much question as to the type of
the battle ships, ana many are considering
whether more attention must not be given to
the health and Comfort or tho crews than IS
now bestowed upon tbe subject. Surmises aro '
made, too, that the low free-board at the end.
as in English type, for the purpose of an ex-
tended arc of Are, is not too dearly bought. As
for the foroe which ft is proper for France
to maintain tor navai war, at. weji aeciares
that as England measures her force bv that of
any two naval powers combined. France should
meaurebers so as to match those of Italy and
Perhaps no more significant evidence
of the onward march of civilization could be
afforded than the lighting by electricity of the
palace of tbe Gulkwar of Baroda, Irr India, and
that, too, on a scale of unstinting splendor.
Tbe fnterioriz lit with 215 IS-candle-powerln-candecent
lights. The large hall is Illuminated
with two large 12-light electroliers, made in
bronze and lacquered work, while the light la
Softened and diffused by dioptric shades. Sin
gle lights are also pendent from tbe ends of the
columns of the gallery. In tbenumerous rooms
are three and four light electroliers, made in a
variety of designs to suit the surroundings. In -the
bedrooms the mirrors have been specially
fitted with brackets, which will admit or their
being shifted from one room to another;
and an electric hand lamp is also provided,
which can be moved about at pleasure. An
Important feature of the installation is the
Complete arrangement ot switches and safety,
fuses; thus the overheating of wires and con
sequent danger from firs are rendered lmpossi-
ble. - f
SAID TO BE FUNNY.
Half a loaf is better than no rest at alL
Don't treat a man with contempt because
he Is poor. Simply have nothing to do with him.
Blivens What role does your star actor
take the most interest In?
Slsnager (energetically) The pay roll. Time.
Fend Husband My dear, yon know I
promised yoc a diamond necklace this year
Helpful Wife I know you did, bat let It go-tba
water pipes burst last night. Hew Xotk Weekly.
Yellowly It seems btrange to me,
Brownly, thatWhltely always enoys the most
perfect health and yet takes no exercise.
Urownly-Notblnjr strange about it at all.
Whltelyistoo lazy to catch any disease. Ut
Paterfamilias (from the head of the stairs
at:A.u.)-fannr, will yod ask that youngmsa
to step Into tbe hall a moment?
Young Alan ttlmldly)-W-well, sir?
I Just wanted to ask you where you wanted
your trunk put when It comes, "tatertnc Amer
"Why do yon have such a compHcatedE
lock on your front, door? A burglar can get in.
inst as easily with that as he could with a simpler,
That's very true. Any burglar can get In. bat
woe be unto him when he tries to ret oat. Why.
it takes me four minute to unfasten that door
from tbe lntUt,Hrw lort Sun.
Chairman Adams (ot Reception Commit-
teej-uaies ana gentlemen, the great explorer,
Mr. Uenry 11. Stanley, will now sin; to yon on
or tne songs or tne natives or the ue.compa-
liled by an African Orchestra. ml
Bnt the amlieme itU,Stw Xori San,