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m tTjrc iHMMmff triple issnc r w -or THE- fctt HTTSBUHE DISPATCH -OF- IffjrMorroSnnflay, Dscemlier 29,1889. A VALUABLE HEW YEAR'S GIFT -TO AMi- Persons of Discriminating Taste. LOOK AT SOME OF THE FEATURES OF THIS ISSUE: 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 beauty. , FRANK G. CARPENTER describes the mansions In "Washington occupied by our statesmen. 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 Pacific ROBERT BUCHANAN tells how plays are made. GERALD E. FLANAGAN sneaks of the progress of American manufacturers of stained glass. 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 sonable sermon, 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 given ALL THE NEWS. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 18i8, Vol. 44, K o. 324. Entered at Pittsburg Tostofflce. November 14, 1SS7, as second-class matter. Business Office 97 and89 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Ofice, Koom 45, Tribune Building, AewYork. TEU31S OF THE J)ISFATCQ. rOEtXGE FBXX IN THE C20TXD fiTATXS. DA1LT brsp Atcn, One Year f too DAILY DISPATCH, PerQnarter 3 00 DA1LT DEIPATCn, One Month 70 Daily lnsrATCn, Including Sunday, lyear. JO 00 iDaIlt Dispatch, IncludingEunday.SnVths, 150 DAILY DlEFATCH, Including Sunday.lmonth 90 bUNDAY Dispatch, One Year. 2 0 Weekly Dispatch, One Year l 25 The Daily Dispatch is delivered by carriers at 15 cent per week, or including bunday edition, lit 10 cents per week. 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 lamentable." The Disfatch has time and again a flje Ii. 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 nations. 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 vacant. 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 quoted. 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 effectually. 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 gallop. 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 ITHETOPITTSBXIRQI 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. SBAZIX'S REPUBLIC. 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 anarchy." 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 decidely picturesque. 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 sun. ' . .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 Introduction, truly. 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 Francisco. 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 otk igfifo i1ffiJ AWftnffwSf " in lTTMl3Ti jJAAMAlAJ-J ,TTIKVKU1 "'"THTOPICAbTACKER '" Why He Doesn't Like the Boers That Ht No Files is III BeveragB-FIttslmrg'a flatlet. (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 everyone. 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. V 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 Trust: 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 Total 129,000,090 "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 could be. 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 absence. 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 duties, 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 Spiritually. 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 Son. l 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 the evening. A SUCCEBSFDL REPETITION; The Christmas Pantomime Once Store De ilglufulry tendered.. 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 ,ahruptly disappeared. 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 $2,000. They desire to thank the public for their liberal patronage, and also Mr. GulicK. for the iiseof hlalotely theater, with ushers And all faeCessary Stage help, which he furnished frea of charge. Among all the ladles )n tbe work probably none of them worked harder than Mrs. A. J. Logan and J11S3 Kate McKnlght; who were unceasing in their labbr. The little folks can congratulate themselves unon creating a great deal of admiration and, giving a large amount of pleasure both to tlieir audiences and tb the little newsboys. FISHING ClitiBS PAEADE. Soutbsido Boys Wind Up the Sport With a Reception. The Soutbslde presented the appearance of a political campaign season last night. About 8 o'clock a Short procession of men diessed in frock coats and two-gallon hats, beaded by a trass band and followed by a decorated ex press wagon, drawn by about CO boys, marched lip. Carson street. They were greeted with loud cheers, and colored fire, roman candles and rockets illuminated the sky all along the route. Tbe people oh the hill thought tho Fourth of July had broken loose. , . Tho truth was that tbe members of tho Big Four, the Fee Gee and Half Moon Fishing Clubs were marching to tbe Birmingham Turner Hall, where they beld a unloli recep tion. There was such a crowd present that breathing was almost impossible. Councilman A. C. Robertson made an opening address, In which he swung the Indian clubs nf rhetoric in his customary manner. His remarks were rather of a humorous character. Tho reception began with a grand march at 9 -ilAiAAt- turf rltlnninn iTfiu I Anr tin tintlT nffn J midnight. A PLEASANT FAIB. Fair Women Hule tho Tables nc St. Philrf. menu's Scbool Honse. A fair was opened at St. Pbilomena's School House yesterday under favorable auspices. The room is tastefully decorated with bunting and evergreens. The room 1$ 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 Graebcr. AN ALLEGIIENI SOCIAL ETENT. Mrs. 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" guesti. , SocinI Chatier. 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 nower9ajiden.tj;Mc.lnjrjpp3lp.wAtU.aSumpfuous 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, ahd aisffeiahorateTerreshmefara: 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 given. 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." J- 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 Washington City. 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 have ilngered. 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 widows, WISDOM IN TH& tvEEKLIES. Iris cortainiybad policy to jump on a man bef oro he is down. He may turn on you Warren Minor.. 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 Meitenpcr. 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 ingt'on Observer. 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 'JT 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 originate? Coffee. 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 mysterious disappearance. 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 market 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, etc, wanted. 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 thidk! 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 of speed. 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. J" CURI00S CONDENSATION 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 extensive sale. 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 identify it. 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 Germany combined. 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 time. Don't treat a man with contempt because he Is poor. Simply have nothing to do with him. Philadelphia Inquirer. 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 Courier. 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 ican, -sw "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, contrivance." ' 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 Sir. sttataley-rAwnWentMettlritrtatHebditdial df- Bnt the amlieme itU,Stw Xori San, 1 "" j? 'i 3- .