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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1S90.
FOUND liTHE MMLS. A Pen Picture of the Work of the Dead Letter Office as Now Conducted. SOME EXPERT GUESSERS "Who Can Almost Tell the Address of Any Resident of the Country. CURIOSITIES WITHOUT NUMBER. Rattlesnakes and Skulls Some of the Pleasant Features. A LITTLE PKOP1T FOR THE TKEASUCI "Washington; Dec 23. The queer things that go through the mails and finally land in the Dead Letter Office in point or number and variety discount the contents cf a half dozen dime museums. Everything imaginable, Irom a bar of soap to an ax handle, and from a Doem of passion to a brace of revolvers, finds its way into the mails, and, if it go astrav, eventually finds itself in the Dead Letter Office. Once a'year there is a sale of the miscellany that has thus accumulated, and from 5,000 to 10,000 articles of more or less value pass into the hands of owners other than those for whom they were originally intended. Letters forwarded to the Dead Letter Office are of two general classes mailable and un bailable. Mailable letters may be ordinary unclaimed letters, letters returned from hotels, letters bearing fictitious addresses, letters returned from foreign countries, or dinary letters without inclosurcs sent to writers and returned on failure to deliver. I'lasscil as unbailable are all letters con taining unmailable articles, letters held tor pctage, letters misdirected or only partially addressed and letters without addresses. Besides these letters there go astray in the mails every year vast numbers of news papers, magazines and pamphlets, parcels of third and fourth class matter, and registered articles, both of domestic and foreign origin. The Kate of Loss Ter Day. About 18,000 letters, parcels and packages get lost in the mails every day in the year, and they find their way to the Dead Letter Office. As this collection of daily mail comes in it is assorted according to classifi cation and the work of regulation begins. Fifteen or 20 men and women are engaged la assorting and opening the letters and parcels, while in the gallery above are seated 60 young women intently reading the hundreds of missives, tender and otherwise. They determine whether a letter is of suf ccut importance to be returned to the writer, for with them it is a matter ot business, and not of sentiment. They only know how many ardent messages of lfve thi, have cruelly con signed to the Haines, for all letters that are not returned to the writers, after a vain search has beeu made for the party of the fcccoud part, are destroyed by fire. Could walls have ears, and eyes and tongues as well, the Dead Letter Office might unravel many a mystery and tell why "the letter that he lonzed lor never came." How many a lover's heartache these young ladies might ease by ouly a word, a sign, letter or line none but themselves know. Letters that are misdirected or only par tially addressed are turned over to a lady operator, who has acquired skill by long practice, and is familiar with the name of every city, town, village and hamlet in the civilized world, knows all the streets and ap parently the contents of all the directories published in this country and in Europe. A Very Knowing; Person. She knows that William Jones lives on a certain street in San Francisco as well as the carrier does who delivers the mail in "William's district, and if one of William's friends addresses a letter to him at that stieet and uumber, and inadvertently writes Chicago or Los Angeles instead "of San Francisco, she knows that the letter belongs to Willidin, and she changes the address without opening tne letter and sends it along. If a thick-headed correspondent ad dresses a letter to James Smith, "White Knoll, Tex., the lady to whom this letter finally comes knows at a glance that there it no White Knoll, Tex., and that the writer meant it tor James Smith, White Mound, Tex. Sometimes a letter comes along with John T. Brown on it and nothing more, excepting the postmark of some little town away down in Southern California. Experience lias taught the young women that nine chances to one the letter is for some other town in the same section of country, and as a John T. Brown lives at a certain number on a certain street in San Francisco, the letter is sent to him. "With each of these letters there goes to the post master a slip instructing him to ascertain if ti-.p voung lady'a calculations are correct, rd if wrong to return the letter, bo that it may be sent to some other "William Jones or James Smith or John I. Browu, if such tnere be, to whom the circumstances will apply. It these methods fail, as a last re sort the letter is opened, and takes its chances with the hundreds of others whose importance determines their disposal. Thus, oy the aid of almost infinite knowledge of t.incs undjolaces. the faculty of decipher ing all kinds of chirocraphy, and f.imiliar ;tv with English. German, French, Span isi, Italiau and Kussian, the young lady is enabled to send to the rightful claimants nearly SO per cent, ot these misdirected or partially addressed letters unopened. The Three Official Languages. Only three languages. English, German and French, are allowed in the mails, so far as the addresses are concerned, but a variety of tougues creep in. The average fnrpinor takes it fcr granted that he who runs niiy" ,.1 .....1 L. 11 .!. IJ ! . . .- it''"!" iuai du iue wuriu is not only la minar with his language, but reads and writes it as well, or rather as poorlv.as biai Miif. Occasionally a letter addressed in Hebrew or Arabic or Persian or something else equally abstruse so lar as American postmasters are concerned, gets into the mans somehow, and when it reaches New York after its ocean voyage it is sent along to the Dead Letter Office to be deciphered and rcaddressed in English, so that the post masters whose linguistic accomplishments are limited may deliver it in the good old Anglo-Saxon. Such letters as bear undecipherable ad dresses and all others that cannot be re turned without opening are turned over to a force of operators who systematically go through them, merely cutting the envelope and removing any valuables they may can tain. Each man opens about 2,000 in a day, and after money or drafts or checks are re moved the opened letters,in packages of 100 each, are sent to the readers, the CO un sentimental young ladies in the gallery above. Articles of small value that are not returned to owners, such as books, picture cards, etc, are divided among the hospitals, orphan asylums and charitable institutions ol the District of Columbia. The money, checks or dralts taken from letters is re turned to the sender, unless the party for whom it was intended can be found. Some times, of course, neither party can be dis covered, in which case the Government is just that much ahead. In 1887,'or instance, there was taken from the mails nearly SSOO.000, and ot this amount 56,072 06 could not be restored to owners. The annual auc tion sale also brought in a revenue ol ?2, 121 12, thus making a total of nearly $10, 000 realized by the Government on matter received at the Dead Letter Office. Quito an Interesting Collection. Connected with the Dead Letter Office is a sort of museum where curious articles that come in the mails and cannot be returned to owners are placed on exhibition. In the cabinets, which extend round the room, are shown articles innumerable and varied, many ol which have histories. There are pictures and toys and jewelry without num ber. Several Indian hatchets which were unclaimed give to one of the cabinets an archsclngical appearance, and a pair of In dian pipes of red sandstone cross each other in truly peaceful style. One of the rare curiosities is a sheet of parchment on which is penned the Lord's prayer in 54 languages. It is said to be a duplicate of a parchment which hangs in St. Peter's at Home. It came to this country in the mail from Europe in 1842, and as there was no trace of its origin and no owner for it was discovered here it was sent to the Dead Letter Office and has been there ever since. One ol the prettiest things is a lady's fan made of stork feathers, the plumes being rarer and richer than the finest ostrich plumes. It is most magnificent in appear ance and doubtless graced the costume of some court beauty in the Old World, it .came to this country from Europe many years ago, but no clew to its owner or origin was ever obtained. In one of the cases there is a box of wedding cake, which came to the dead letter office six years ago as "un claimed." It is getting a little old and dis colored and by this time would probably be pretty dry eating. Considering its present characteristics, it might be excellent "wed ding cace to dream on." It certainly has all the elements uecesnary to produce a fanciful nightmare. Rosaries are quite common in the cabinet and crucifixes are also plentiful. A Pious Mother's Gift. A most beautiful crucifix of solid gold rests in a carnelian case. It was found in one of the Southern potoffices at the close of the war, and was marked "unclaimed." It had been sent, probably, by some pious mother to her son who perished on the field of battle or in the hospital. There was no name attached, and nothing to tell the story. Near it, partially concealed in a little en velope, is a lock" of dark-brown hair. An inscription, in a nervous hand, reads: "This contains my hair. Charles Guiteau." It was put into the mails by the murderer of President Garfield, without any address, just as it appeared in the cabinet. A few years ago there came to the Dead Letter Office a tin can on which no address was found. The can was opened and 16 lively looking rattlesnakes made their es cape. There was a scene in the Dead Letter office for a few minutes. Everybody got on the chairs and tables and the rattlers were left in full possession of the floor. Finally they were dispatched and 15 of them .were pickled in alcohol. One was missing, but nobody knew it. It was supposed that IS were enough and that none had escaped. A few days later, one sunny allernoon, a long, sleek-looking rattlesnake crawled from among the papers in the chief clerk's desk, and, unobserved, made his way to where a younc lady visitor was sitting. His snake ship slily crawled to her feet, and gracefully winding himself about her slender ankles tightened bis folds. The young lady noticed the intrusion, and hastily looking down saw the wily serpent, was horrified and very properly fainted. The rattlesnake offered no further insult nor injury, but fled in alarm. He was killed, and, artistically incased in a glass jar. He now adorns the cabinet Not a Very Pleasant Feature. From one of the cases grins a human skull. It is brown with age, having appar ently lain nnder the clay for a long time be fore its resurrection and its journey through the mails. There was no address nor post mark when it came. All that it bore was the inscription, "Jimmy McDuff," carved on the frontal bone. Jimmr McDuffisthe name of a murderer who perished on the scaffold out "West a few years ago; but the skull is not believed to be Jimmy's. Some body evidently sent it as a joke to some friend acquainted with the circumstances of Jimmy's taking off. A rather novel letter on exhibition is in the form ot a pretty pink shell, on which is inscribed a tender message. There was 21 cents postage due when it reached the owner, but she declined to pay that much, even for a novelty in the way of a letter, and it had to be Sent' 16 the Dead Letter Office. A pair of woodpeckers of most brilliant plumage hang in one corner of a case and are there because tney were un claimed. They are stuffed.with sawdust, and are finished in the highest style of the taxidermist's art. A negro doll baby, black as H. Bider Haggard's African chief, TXmsIopogass, leers at the visitor from one of the cabinets. It was addressed a vear or eo ago to a young society lady in New York, but ascertaining the contents of the package, she declined to pay the postage and it came back to the Dead Letter Office. Some of the Other Curiosities. A bootblack's outfit, a wood saw, a hat box, a gold-headed cane, snuffboxes, gold, silver and bronze medals, coius of all kinds, countries and ages are among the curiosities collected. The metal basis for a set of false teeth is in one of the cases. It was un claimed and came to the Dead Letter Office several years ago. A short time since an oM gentleman who visited the museum recognized the remains of his former set of false teeth. He had sent tbem to a" dentist, he said, for repairs, but lost trace of them entirely. As he had bought a new pair be said he had no use for the old ones, so they remain in the Dead Letter Office. A huge ax, such as is used by firemen, came in the mails a short time ago and landed in the Dead Letter Office because it was unmailable for three reasons it issbarp poiuted, it is overweight and oversize. Axes are not allowed in the mails, although some people seem to think there is no limit pre scribed. There are persons who would start a thrashing machine or a sawmill through the mails if a postmaster conld be found reckless enough to give it a start. LAW OFFICERS HTDICTED. Tho Prohibitory Law a Rich Jlino for Justices and Constables. Des Aloises. Dec. 25. Some ot the Jus tices and Constables who have grown fat on the methods employed to enforce the prohib itory law in this (Polk) county have at last come to grief. The grand jury yesterday returned bills against a number of them. The charges are conspiracy to defraud the county, threats to extort money, blackmail, and making false retnrns of warrants. Justice Collender and Constables Kellar, Burdick, "West, Hamil ton and Cleggett were indicted for conspir acy to defraud; Constables Pierce, "Westand Hamilton for blackmail, and Clegget was also indicted'for making false warrants. Some idea of the extent of the operations of these Justices, constables, searchers and spotters may be obtained from the statement of their feebills rendered against the connty during ten months of the present year in criminal caes, nearly all ol which relate to the prohibitory law, amounting to con siderably over $50,000. The probability is that for the year tbey will exceed $60,000. "When the present officers were defeated for renominatiou in September last they became incensed and " greatly increased their activity. The pace at which costs accumulated was not generally known, however, until the transcripts were filed with the Board of Supervisors in No vember. So exhorbitant were they that the board refused to allow any of them, and passed a resolution asking the grand jury to investigate the matter and report their find ings to the district court. It is probable that the other justices, three in number, and the constables serving them will also be in dicted. The grand jury has returned a joint in dictment for conspiracy against Aldermen Smith and Sheldon and ex-Aldermen Drady, Morris, Macy and Reynolds. This is the sequel to their recent trial and ac quittal on the charge of willful misconduct in office. Tho Ladles Delighted. The pleasant effect and tho perfect safety with which ladies mar use the liquid frnlt laxa tive. Syrup of Figs, under all conditions-make it their favorite remedy. It is pleasing to the eje and to the taste, gentle yet effectual in act lug on tho kidneys, Uver.and bowels. NEGROES IN CLOVER; Communities Down Sonlh Where They Vastly Preponderate. TRAITS OP THE NEGRO CHARACTER. Their Improvidence, Their Yanlty and Their Love of Display. CATTLE AND HULKS Y0EED TOGETHER rconaEsroxDrxcE ov tub mspxTcn.j MontgomIrt, Ala., Dec. 24. A great deal has been written recently about tho "New South," which means, I presume, the development of the rich mineral resources of some districts and the rapid building of manufacturing towns and cities in conse quence. These towns dofiot differ materially irom places of the sjme class everywhere, except, perhaps, in two particulars that the mass of common laborers are negroes, and that the -white people differ slightly in their customs from the white people at the North. Among the leading manufacturing towns of the South I have found but one that varied from the above description. This is Ft. Payne, Ala., which is distinctively a Northern town, almost all its people having come from the North. I mention it espe cially because when two years ago, on a Queen and Crescent Railway train, I ran past where it now stands, there was nothing but a cotton field. Now it is a large, fine looking town, with water works, electric lisht, blast furnaces, rolling mill, and sev eral other factories, giving an idea of how some of these new towns grow. The Old South is the Theme. Bnt it is about the "Old South" that I started out to write the agricultural dis tricts where the Yankee has not invaded. Here the customs are much the same that they have always been. The"black belt" extends east anil west across Alabama and Mississippi. In Alabama it is from 50 to 70 miles wide. It was originally covered with a dense growth of cane, hence it was called the cane-brake country. It produces im mense quantities of cotton, hence it is called the "cotton belt." ' The soil is black, hence it became known as the "black belt, ' and there is now another good reason for calling it the black belt, as at least four-fifths of the population are black. On Saturdays the colored people flock into the towns in such numbers as to liter ally blockade the sidewalks, and their ox teams blockade the streets. Last Saturday, at Greensboro, Ala., two gentlemen of our party counted the persons as they passed the hotel, and there were 100 blacks to nine whites. Their teams and outfits are odd mostly oxen, mauy of them driven singly. Some teams consist of an ox and a mule, others of an ox and a cow. Animals Unequally Yoked Together. During this forenoon I saw a man driving a yearling calf in shafts, while, since I be gan writing this letter, I saw from the car window a "poor white" driving a cow hitched to a wagon, on which the family of a woman and two children were moving. Their wagons are very antiquated, but few of them having bodies, and none of them having brakes. This season of the year is the time to see the country negroes, and indeed all the planters are in the towns in masses and in their glory. They are now marketing their cotton, and they "make" surprising quanti ties of that plant in this black belt The negroes have worked all the spring, summer and autumn and have subsisted on scanty allowance. Very many of them, I am in formed, have scarcely seen a dollar within that time. Now they are having the ex quisite pleasure of marketing their crop and spending the money what little is left after they have satisfied the liens of tbcjnerchants who, during the working seasons furnished tbem corn, flitch and seed. Many may wonder why they buy cotton "seed. The answer is, that most ot them, like many of their brothers in white, are not very provident, hence they sell all their cotton seed at a low price In the fall and pay two or three times as much per measure for what they need in the spring. Their improvidence can scarcely be wondered at, when it is remembered that for generations they were not required to form habits of providing for themselves. An Easy Prey for the Fakir. But it exposes them to many evils. They are easily imposed upon by venders of nostrums and gew-gaws of every kind, and sharpers, understanding this, strike the cot ton belt at the cotton selling season. I saw fakirs in almost every town with always a crowd around them. Some merchants have an auctioneer on the sidewalk in front of their stores surrounded by the dead stock which has accumulated during the year. In one town I saw a "flying Jenny" ("merry-go-rounds" we call tbem North). This was crowded all day long with negroes, both young and old, and if by any means a negro man or woman could get hold of a quarter they would stay right at the "Jenny" until the last penny was gone. At Sclma, Ala., there was a circus there the day we were there which had brought in most of the population for many miles around. Happening to ride out two or three miles into the country that morning I met the typical young couple of whom we have all heard, but perhaps few of us have seen, walking to the circus band in hand. The lookot anticipation on their faces told plainly where they were going, while the general air of perfect bliss said plainly as words, "I'm his Annie, he's my Joe." In justice to the colored race, I must say that this couple seemed to be of pure Cauca sian blood. The Negro's Love for the Circns. The circus parade passed through the town with the wagons about a quarter of a mile apart; thus a very small circus made a long parade. The whole affair was of such a character that, were it to appear on the streets of Pittsburg, the small boys would guy it out of town. The negroes, however seemed to look in wonderment at the painted clowns and wagons with fierce, wild animals painted on the outside. The negro women of the towns effect cheap hats or bonnets, but those of the country still adhere to the slave style of handker chief tied around the head in turban fashion. Their dress makes up in bright ness and variety ot colors what it lacks in quality and quantity. Ano'ther inanner'in which they exhibit their improvidence and also their love of display is in carriage driving on the Sab bath. The negroes of the towns who earn weekly wages hire the finest livery car riages on Sunday, and seem to delight in driving back and forth through the prin cipal streets of the towns. An amusing feature is the lofty scorn with which the town negroes look down on the "common country nigger." City Swells and Country Contrasts. This is not surprising, as there is great difference in condition, social position, edu cation and general make-up between the well-fed, fairly dressed negro of the towns, and the long-haired, lank, stoop-shouldered "yaller niggers" of the mountains, who, in imitation ot his neighbor, the poor white, scratches a little cotton patch among the rocks, hauls a bale to market with a cow and invests the proceeds mostly in "tcrbacker" and corn whisky, or those nondescript mortals who live on cracked corn, turtles and malaria and gather upholsterer's moss in the swamps of the "Bigby" Eiver. These are the extreme classes. The masses of the plantation negroes are better situated. "Whether the pride or the town negroes is not an indication of advancement and a budding ambition that will ultimately ele vate the race I leave to philosophers to an swer. On my first visit South I ooneeived what is so far as I know an original theory namely, that in the black belt, and perhaps J much of the country South of it the negroes will gradually push out the whites and buy, own and rule those districts, sending their own race representa tives to Congress and the Legislatures, and possibly holding a balance ot power. Sub sequent visits and further inquiry and ob servation has shown one great obstacle to the speedy realization of this theory. The Negroes May Crowd Ont the Whites. It Is, that while many of them work very hard and practice close economy and severe self-denial for to or three years, and thus pay for a piece ot land, a very large per centage no sooner feel that they are really holders of real estate than their love of dis play overcomes their judgment. They mortgage their plantation for carriages,har peas, fine clothes and the .like, and in two or three years it is gone and they are back again at the foot of the ladder. A small plantation of 100 acres only averages in price about $1,000. The white planter class of the South are superior physically, mentally, socially, and, so far as I can learn, morally. In these re spects they are at least the peers of the man ufacturers and merchant class of the North. Perhaps the point at which they differ from Northern people more than in any one par ticular is their deliberatencss. They take their time. They all covet wealth, some of them so much that they assume its priv ileges on rather a narrow basis, but there is not that mad rush after it that we fee North. They seem to highly esteem social duties and privileges. Every handsome young lady and they average well in this respect is surrounded by admirers, who have time to listen to her gay small talk and humor her whims, not only of evenings, but during business hours; and men find time to devote considerable attention to their wives, even after they are married. John a. McConnell. SEIZURE OF THE MOGUL CAHADA IS PARTICULAR ABOUT TOWING PRIVILEGES. THE An International Dispute Jnst Passed Upon by the Customs Department Features of a Difficulty Which is Hot Yet Finally Settled. Otta-wa, Ont., Dec 25. The case of the American tug Mogul, which has called forth a circular from the United States Treasury Department, has just been passed upon by the Customs Department. The case was stated by Mr. Parmalee, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, who is thoroughly familar with the whole question of coasting and towing in the waters off British Colum bia, which became a matter for special at tention here as far back as 1877. In that year a seizure or two for violations of the towing laws were made by Canadian cus toms officers, and Mr. Parmalee then re ported as to the extent of the Canadian jur isdiction in tne fa traits or Jb oca, an opinion which upon reference was confirmed by the Minister of Justice. A vessel from Yokohama was brought from sea into Esquimau harbor last March by the American tug Mogul. This was reg ular enough. The vessel was then to be towed from Esquimau to Victoria, or from one port in Canada to another. The 'Collis did not venture to do this, but her owners, who also own the Mogul, adopted the device of having a Can adian tug tow the vessel out lour or five miles, where she was dropped and taken up by the Mogul, which was in waiting, and by her towed to Victoria. There the Mogul was seized, and onlv re leased on depositing $400. The owners cal culated on satisfying the law by doing the towing from one port in Canada to another outside the three-mile limit. Mr. Parmalee points out in his report that the treaty of 1846, signed in Washington, runs 'the boundary line through the middle of the Straits of Fuca, which extended -the juris diction of Canada some 18 miles from shore, and consequently the Mogul was within Canadian waters. Mr. Parmalee produced an official map issued by the United States, which runs the boundary line through the middle of the straits. The department has consequently imposed fine of $400 on the Mogul, whose owners thus forfeit her de posit. Another similar charge is pending against the Mogul. Adverting to the treaty of 1848, which makes navigation free over the entire straits of both countries, Mr. Parmalee points out that Canadian vessels have been compelled, many of them at a loss, to enter and clear at PortTownsend, in Washington, which was declared by the customs officers there to be the only port of entry for Puget Sound. The American officer was remon strated with, but it was not until last month that Canadian vessels were permitted to enter and clear from such sub-ports as Ta coma and Seattle. The towing and coatting regulations of both countries have long been a vexed sub ject, but Minister of Customs Bowell has always held that it should be settled with the question of reciprocity in wrecking, and not made a matter by ifrelf. It looks as if British Columbia is to be the scene of inter national dispute over this, as over the ques tion of sealing and transshipment in bond. HELPB TO HTDTJSTRY. New Patents Issued to Inventors at Points Tributary to Pittsburg. During the week euding December 24 the following patents were issued to persons in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia, the list being furnished by O. D. Levis, patent attorney, of 131 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg: Daniel A. Cameron. Pittsbnrg, crank connec tions; James T. Connelly, Milton. Pa,, device for tapping stay-hole bolts; E. Duinty Uoul, Bluff, Fa., cablo grip; John C. Good, Seneca, O.. straw carrier; Alonzo J. Griffith, automatic railway signal; Chester K. Haun, Col am bus, O., window screen; II. J. Harris, Niles, O.. screw connection in metal rolling mills; George M. Koni. Allegheny, hook and ladder turn table truck for fire departments: same, electric street light, two patents; John H. Sherrv, Can ton, door check; John F. Scbultz, Martinvillc, Pa., has fastener; Charles L. Smith, Pittsburi, step-ladder: John J. Tlioma", Rochester, appa ratus for mannfacturering gas; James 13. Wal ton, Dayton, burner for crude nil or other liquids; Joseph Massor, Lewnburg, Fa., hosiery trademark; Bernard Til. O'Buylan and J. Thompson, Corning. O., neck-yoke: Thomas J, SIcMnrray and VV. B. Fisher. Marion. O., sulky; William R. Kinnear, Columbus, metallic ceiling, 2palents; James A, Hargan, ship's davit; Will'am H. Bryant, North Amherst. O., channelling machine, reissue; Oliver Birny and A. Lare, Means, O., post driver. CHRISTMAS TURKEY. Snpply Short of Demand and Prices the Highest of the Season. - Christendom's greit festival was univer sally observed by our merchants, so that the market editor lound bis occupation gone. Not a commission house or wholesale estab lishment of any kind was found open yes terday morning. Produce trade during the first half of the week was unusually heavy, and stuff has seldom been as well cleaned up as it was on Christmas eve. Turkeys were in short supply and brought much better prices than at Thanksgiving time. So many of the large manufacturers having adopted the custom ot donating a tur key to their employes, a glut in this line very rarely occurs. Not more than once in the past decade has supply exceeded demand, and then the weather was very un favorable. With a crisp, bright Christmas, such as has been granted us this year, whetting appetites to their best, every thing in turkey lines was promptly taken at the highest price paid this season. Commission men all report this week as one of the most active in the history of trade. Al. Daggett Complimented. Biemikgham, Conn., Dec. 25. Three expert accountants in the service of the United States Government appeared at Al, Daggett's postal card factory to-day and thoroughly examined the books. They found everything in a satisfactory condition and complimented Mr. Daggett. THE WEIRD LEGEND That Casts a Spell Over Supersti tion Mountain in Arizona. A STEAKGE TIUBE OP-DWARFS With a Beautiful White Queen That Im pelled Hostile Attacks. SOURCE OP HBK W0NDEBFUL POWER Santa Fe, N. M Dec 2S. One of tho strangest and most weird tales ot super stition comes from the mountain regions of Arizona, hardly a score of miles from the capital of that Territory. Here, in the des olation of the mountain fastnesses, where only the hardy hunter and prospecting miner ever walk, is a lone mountain peak that extends high into the sky and which is called Mount Superstition, a name civen it by a race of Indians that at an early period roamed over this part of the country, which at a later epoch became the hunting ground of the savage and treacherous Apaches. At the extreme western edge, on the sum mit of this ghost-haunted mountain, can be seen to-day the crumbling ruins of an old stone fort, from which a grandview of the country is to be had. Within the inclosure that surrounds the walls of this old fort is perhaps an acre of land, or rather rock. This mountain is the possessor of a strange Indian legend, and has for years been held in such veneration by the red men in Ari zona as to prevent even the most intrepid warriorsfrom hunting upon or even visit ing it. A Tribe of Dwarfs. In the early ages, prior to the establish ment of missions, which the archives show to have been more than two centuriesago, there came up the Salt Kiver Valley a strange tribe of Indians, who settled at the foot of Superstition Mountain. Tbey were not a race of giants. Instead their stature was about 4 feet, and they came' into the valley 1,000 stroug, and brought with them a droveof strange animals evidently sheep. At this early age Arizona was the home of the warlike Papaco and Pima Indians, who held in lee simple the valleys, while the mountains were held by the savage Apaches. These strange invaders were peaceful and followed the avocation of farming, and the Apaches regarded them as possessing super natural powers and as holding strict com munion with the Great Spirit; and for this reason the squatter tribe was not molested. The Indians at once began work by irrigat ing and tilling the soil. On the summit of the mountain they built a stone wall, whereat night they slept in security from the encroachments of warlike neighbors. The rellgidus rites of the strangers sur prised the Apaches. When the sun rose on the Eastern slopes, the dwarfs would rise and, facing the orb of light, stand motion less until it had risen above the mountains. Then they would lie face downward for sev eral moments, during which incantations were performed by the medicine men, alter which they would rise and go about 'their daily work. White Qneen of the Dwarfs. The dwarfs occupied their little domain for five years, when tho Apaches, who had traded with the "little men," were given a surprise. The Apaches had often noticed that the central figure in all the religious rites of the dwarfs had beeu a woman much taller than the dwarfs, commanding in ap pearance, with A white skin and long flow ing light hair. In their ignorance and su perstition, the Apaches attached to this qneen supernatural powers. During the five years tbey had never seen this woman in the valley and they noted that the little Indians regarded her as a deity. About the middle of the summer of the fi.'th year the Apaches learned that a body .of armed warriors were marching into the conntry from the south. They prepared for defense, but learned that the coming warriors were only in search of the dwarfs, and tbey abandoned hostilities. In the meantime the Apaches noted the agitation of the dwarfs, and saw them mak ing preparations for resisting a foe. Great piles of stones were piled on the edges of the precipices overlooking the valleys, the sheep were driven into the mountain and the rude farming utensils taken to the summit. The Apaches, who are natural born assas sins, had no grievance against the dwarfs, bnt were not displeased with the prospect of war, for they thought it would be to their gain. A Woman in the Case. The chief of the Zunis, as the invaders called themselves, told a strange story to account for the hostilities of the tribe against the Q warts. He said that a dozn years before, the priests of his tribe had journeyed to the waters of the rising sun. Here they found among a tribe of Indians a beautiful" pale-faced squaw. By a barter the priests secured the woman and brought her home, where she was held in high ven eration and reverence. The tribe regarded her as possessing supernatural and divine powers. The chief now in command of the invaders proposed to wed her, but she fled and took refuge with the dwarfs, who were a branch of their tribe, which was an off shoot of the Pueblo Indians. The chief commanded the dwarfs to sur render the pale-face squaw, but they par leyed and migrated. The chief had now come to secure the woman aud punish the dwarfs. The invading warriors were about 700 strong and were armed with bows and arrows, rough spears and stone battle-axes. The dwarfs were scarcely armed at all, and the Apaches figured on easy victory for the invaders. The armed warriors followed the mountain ridge, and approached Supersti tion Mountain without attempting to scale its steep sides. Weird Picture of Beauty. It was on a bright warm afternoon that the invaders approached the fort. Not a person was in sight but one, and she, the white woman, stood outside the rough walls, by the side ot a muddy pool, about 100 feet from the wall. She.knew that not an arrow would be shot or a spear thrown at her, and she stood there, her hair streaming in the breeze, a picture of beauty that even the untutored Indians could not help but ad mire, a fitting gauntlet of battle for the knight rrrants of old. Urged by their chief, the Indians made a wild rush toward her; but she stood still, the most perfect confidence marked in every feature of her beautiful face. When the foe was but a short distance awayshe picked up an alia or earthen jar and emptied the contents into the pool, then ran quickly, scaling the wall by a ladder that was drawn up alter her. In a moment halls of fire seemed to roll over the mountain. Many of the Indians fell dead on their way to the fort; others, terror stricken, jumped over the precipices and met their death. The chief was one of the first killed, and the disorganized band retreated, while the Apache sentinels, who had been stationed to watch the battle, fled in terror. Several hundred ot the invaders perished, and not an arrow was fired. Awed by the White Squaw. The Indians who escaped said at once that their dc!eat was brought about by the Great Spirit, aud returned home. After this the wonderful powers of the white squaw were spread through the country into every Indian tribe, and was sufficient for a time' to protect the dwarfs. Two years after this a hand of Chlricahua warriors, the most blood-tbirsty of the Apache nation, visited the Pinals in the valley. While intoxicated on'pulque they attacked the dwarfs in the night', and met a like'receptiontothc Zunis, which killed many of them. ' From this time the little dwarfs were un molested for several summers, when they disappeared as suddenly as they came, go iug to the southward. The Apaches called the white woman "Pale-faced Lightning," and claimed that she bad disappeared in a blaze of fire, and that the dwaris; knowing their protector had gone, fled to a more seenre place. The spirit of the pale-faced iquaw is now supposed to reside in, a cave J in the" mountain, and not one of the Indians can be hired, to this day, to go up Supersti tion Mountain. ' A Natural Electric Battery. I The phenomenon that' so surprised the Indians is explained by a gentleman resid ing at Phoenix, Ariz. Mr P. O. Bicknall. He says that on the northside of the preci pice, near the old (fortification, is a dyke of pyritous iron, and on the south side the mineral appears in the form of copperas. In the latter there was a small hole in which water impregnated with salt was constantly dripping. From this, across the mountain, were veins of copper in the native state. The copper stringers connecting the ledges rested on a kind of slag, produced by vol canic heat. Here was a positive and nega tive pole, connected with a good electric conductor, and a chemical decomposition taking place that would prodncc a current sufficiently strong to" be destructive to ani mal life. ' Hamilton's "Resources of Arizona," third edition, 1884, makes reference to the "Cave of the Spirit Mother," as it was called by the 'Indians, and which is sup posed to be the cave where the spirit of the white squaw lingers, as follows: "In another cave, on the sonth side of Salt river, on removing the debris, pieces of cot ton and cotton cloth have been fonnd six feet below the present floor. The relics were in a good state of preservation, the cot ton being of a silky fiber. One of the pieces of cloth showed a rude attempt at ornamen tation, having small eyelets worked by some sharp-pointed instrument." The author might have truthfully added that the crumbling bones of a solitary human being were also found in the cave. A DECLINE IN COKE. Shipments Decrease to the Amount of 860 Carloads The Car Famine Is Still Un brokenSeveral Operators Running on Short Time Throughout the Region. rSFSCIAt. TXX.ZGB.1H TO TUB niSFATCK.I SCOTTDAIiE, Dec. 25. The coke market has not yet rallied, and another decline was notice able last week. It is drowsy and irregular. The volume of coke shipped from the region last week bears an ungratifjlng contrast with the preceding week. The car famine still seems to hold the key to the situation, although the legitimate demand has suffered a material diminution. Furnace men are still gauging the orders to imperative wants, while other causes, such as the blowing out of furnaces on account of the quietness of the iron market, are also embarrassing the trade. The car famine is unabated. The blockade on the Baltimore and Ohio road has been cleared and the ladened coke trains are gotten to des tination with as much rapidity as ever on that line. While the Baltimore and Ohio shipping equipments are inadequate, tbey are decidedly better than tbey hare been. The Fennsyiracia Company Is still furnishing a fair supply of cars, but the Lake Erie Com pany, although getting a large slice of the coke, is unable to meet the requirements of the pro ducing companies. The Cambria Iron Company, operators of four large plants in the region, have been considerably inconvenienced by the want of ample transportation, and have just bad 100 individual cars completed, many of wblouare already in service. Theindividu.il cars of other companies have been of material assistance daring the car tronbles. Since the banking of 25 per cent of the whole number of ovens in the recion, the amount ot production stocked on the yards has been less- l.senetl. The mountains of coke which have thns previously stated, manv of the Schoonmaker and Frick plants lanl off last week in order to ship this overplus coke to market. A leading operator was seen to-day and said: "The un favorable conditions which surround the iron market have had much to do with the unset tled state of the coke market. In my opinion, though, trade will brichten up again just as soon as the dissatisfaction overprices is allayed, which will be soon. I can see no change in tho car famine, and are reliably informed the region is short abont 250 cars per day. The car supply will likely get better, ton, as the wants are not quite so extensive. On acconnt of the existing coke rates many con sumers are purchasing the inferior produc tion of competing regions at greatly reduced prices. 1 am prone to believe that everything will come around all right, though, and the region enjoy a prosperous winter trade." The Valley furnace men are still clamor ing for reduced prices', and their de mands have been presented to several leading companies, tbat will make a reply to-morrow. If a reduction Is not conceded, 25 furnaces may be banked, which would have another deteriorating; effect on the coke mar ket, as produciion would have to be limited to their consumptive requirements. Efforts are 'being made to prevent the Intended movement: even one of the furnace men's organs is en deavoring tocheckmate it Should the operators refuse their considerations, perhaps hundreds of ovens will have to be banked. The operators hereabouts are a unit in the desire to maintain the present prices. There lare over 4.000 ovens cold in the region and about 12,000 in blast. The Union Works laid off one day the past week, on account of the snow storm. RalmyranS days; McClure 6 days; Cochran and Hrcla 5 days, and Hostettor 4 days. The Dexter plants here also lost a day on account of the blizzard. Some of the Frick works ran 5 and 6 days; others only 2 days. The Schoonamaker plants laid off 1 day. Ship ments last week decreased 60 cars, and only averaged S67 cars per day as against 1,010 cars of the previous week. Following is the record of consignments: To Eoints west of Pittsburg. 3,473 cars: to Pitts nrg and river tipples, 1.050 cars: to points east of Flttsburg, 1.073 cars; total, 5,200 cars. Followiutr is the record nf the preceding week: To points west of Pit tjburir, 3.410 cars; to Fltts burg and river tipples, 1,(00 cars; to points east ot nttsuurg, oou cars; total, u.cou. uose prices aro as follows: Furnace coke. $2 13; foundry. 12 43; crushed. 2 63: all f. o. b. cars at ovens per ton of 2,000 pounds. Freight rates are as follows; To rittsDorfr fo"0 To Mahoning and Slictiango Yalleys 1 33 To Cleveland. 0 1 70 To Buffalo. N. Y 2 25 To Detroit, Mich 2 33 To Cincinnati, O 2 05 To Louisville. Ky 3 20 To Chicago, III 2 75 To Milwaukee, Wis 2 S3 To St. Louis. Mo 3 So ToEas.St. I.ouls 320 To ltaltlmore 2 17 To Boston 4 00 This will make prices at these points of con sumption as follows: 1'olnt. Furnace. Foundry. Crushed. Iiuuuik. ...... ....f-otj .11. and S. Valleys 3 50 Cleveland 3 S3 Buffalo 4 40 Detroit 4 50 Cincinnati 4 SO Louisville 5 35 Chicago 4 DO Milwaukee 500 bt. Louis 5 50 East St. Lout 5 S3 Baltimore 4 32 Boston 6 15 S3 13 S3 35 3hO 400 4 13 Ui 4 79 4 90 480 500 5 10 5 30 5 t 5 85 5 20 5 10 53a 550 580 6 00 5 M 5 83 462 4 S2 S45 665 LOCAL UVZ ST0CZ. Condition of Markets at Fast Liberty Stock Yards. Following is report of transactions for the week ending December 23: nrcEir-rs. CATTLE. HOGS. SHltEr Thro'. Local. Thursday J.OOO .... e.400 880 Friday M 10 3.373 000 Saturday 550 430 2.150 rat Sunday 1.300 1,0(0 4.27; 4,730 Monday 550 150 4.K50 1,100 Tuesday 140 30 1.930 - 99(1 Wednesday 500 .... 1,800 660 Total 4.D30 1,610 24,095 10,510 Lastweek 5,900 3,040 3.1.600 15.410 Previous week.... M'JOl 3,6V)! 35,6251 14,080 Thursday 2 I.53H 37 Friday S4 3.SS3 130 Saturday 2.U32 .... Monday 1,336 7,C40 3,242 Tuesday 214 336 639 Wednesday; 12 2,095 184 Total 1,648 16,972 '4,252 Last week 3,031 27,372 7,179 Frevlousweek 3,613 23.4(8 7,540 BB0KE THROUGH THE ICE. A. Conple From the Michigan University Drowned While Skating. Akk Aebor, Mich., Dec. 25. The sad drowning of two students made this a gloomy Christmas for those who remained at College during the holidays. Last night about 7 o'clock Frank E. Dickinson and Minnie Brundage left for the mill pond to skate, telling their friends tbey would re turn about 10 o'clock. Tbey did not return, however, and as time passed by Mrs. Brundage grew wor ried, and finally at 3 o'clock this morn ing started a searching party. The search ers found a hole in tbe ice and a muff lying near by. They commenced dragging and at 3 o'clock this afternoon found the bodies. Both victims are medical students. Mr. Dickinson being from Dubuque, la., and Mill Brundage from Long Island. TALK OF AN Of P DAT. Some Fresb Gossip, but no Busi ness on the Local Wall Street, SMITHPIELD STKEET PICKIKG UP. Kejjotfations lor Properties on Two of tbe Leading- Thoroughfares. SOLID BUSINESS KING IN PUTSCH E0 Fourth avenue was as quiet as a church yard yesterday. Brokers made no attempt to do anything in the forenoon, and after dinner they were too full for utterance. Turkey was king. The absence of bustle and bustle was in marked contrast to the usual animation. Heal estate dealers talked encouragingly of the ontlook of busi ness after tbe holiday, and stock brokers expressed confidence that business would soon pick up with'them. AH gave ont the opinion that the improvement in money matters would soon be felt in every depart ment of trade; and as this is what everybody thinks, it must be true. Smitlifleid Street Values. Smithfield street is now ranked with Fifth avenue, "Wood, Sixth and Market in point of business advantages, showing that theacenter of trade is working eastward, and values, in consequence, are hardening. In May last ten properties jnst above Fifth avenue changed ownership at $2,500 at foot front. Since then an offer of 53,000 a foot for a property further up the street has been refused. Below Fifth ayenne, in the neigh borhoodof the postoffice, an offer of $3,500 was refused not long ago. Marketable property is rather scarce on Smithfield street, which in part accounts for the steep figures asked. Another reason is its peculiar adaptability to almost any kind of business. It is tbe connecting link between Pittsburg and the Southside. Deals on the String. Humor is again busy with the Smith property at the corner of Sixth and Lib erty streets. "While it is pretty certain tbat several people want it and are willing to pay a good round price for it, nothing de finite can be said as to the state of the negotiations. A gentleman who professes to know something of the intentions of the heirs, says tbey are considering the practicability of erecting a building on the property themselves. In this connection It Is pertinent to state tnat there is a good prospect of a deal at an early day in property on Fifth avenue between -Wood street and McMaster's alley. It is a fine loca tion for a first class business block. Productive Surroundings. It is much to the advantage of Pittsburg, and accounts in no small degree forher prosperity, that the is not handicapped with nnprodnctive environments. There is scarcely a town with in CO miles of the city tbat is not full of busi ness, aud increasing in population beyond precedent. Building is active and manu facturing interests developing at a marvelous rate. With prosperity all aronnd as well as at home there is little danger tbat business will become stagnant. Solid Business Only. It is a snbject of common remark among business men tbat there is les speculation in Pittsburg than In any other city in the coun try. Solid business alone receives recognition and support. So long as this course shall be pursued there can be no paralysis save such as is due to the exigencies of trade the world over. Tbe man who bnilds a mill or factory has rea sonable assurance of a steady market for his products, and tbe workman who buys a lot and puts a bouse on it may rest content tbat he has made a cood Investment. Pittsburg is built upon a rock, against which panics beat in vain. When baby was sick, we gave her Castorta, When she was a Child, she ciiedforCastoria, When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria, When she had Children.she gave them Castoria an8-77-MWirsa MERCHANTS Who carry CLOTHING will find It to their interest to see ns and get our prices .before purchasing. OUR ENTIRE LDJE OF Men's, Youths', Boys' and Children's Suits, Overcoats and Pantaloons Must be closed out to make room for our SPRING and. SUMMER stock, now In process of manufacture. Before removing to our new building we offer our entire stock at' greatly reduced prices. COMPLETE LINE O? Foreign and Domestic Woolens and Tailors' Trimmings. Mail orders receive prompt and careful at tention. Special inducements to the trade. WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY. M. Oppenheimer & Co., 713 Liberty St. and 712 Penn Ave. de28 STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS. STATE LINE TO Glasgow.Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool & London. FROM NEW YORK. EVERY THURSDAY. Cabin Passage. $35 to $00, according to location of stateroom. Excursion. $63 to S93. Steerage to and from Europe at lowest rates. AUSTIN BALDWIH & CO., General Agents, 53 Broadway, New York. j. j. Mccormick. sel-I-D Agent at Pltuburc .ANCHOR LINE. UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS. GLASGOW SERVICE. Steamers every 3a tu rday from New York t GLASGOW AND LONDONDERHY. Cabin passage to Glasgow or Londonderry. tSOaudJtfO. Koundtrlp,UtllO. becoud cla, SM. bteerage passage, fjo. MEDITERMAnb'AN SEhVICE. Mew York to Gibraltar and Maples direct, Cabin. S30 to 1109. Steerage. SM. Travelers' circular letters of credit and drafts for any amount Issued at lowest current rates. For buoksof tours, tickets orfurtherlnformatloa apply to IIENDEIteON BHOTHF.KS. N. Y., or J. J. ilctJOKMICK, CDandWI Smithfield it.: A. D. bCOREK&SO. 15 Smithfield t Flttsburg; F. M. SEMFLE, 110 Fcdesal St., AlleEbenr. oc30-'j9-Mwr nlWARD 1JNE NEW YORK AND LIV- j ERPOOL. VIA QUEENSTOWN-From Pier 40 North riven Fast express mail service. Servia. Nov. 1. 8 a m Ilmbria-.Nov. 22. 2 n m Etruria, Nov. 8.2pm Aurania, Nov. 15, 7 a m Servia, Nov. 29. 7 a m Oallla, Dec. 3.9:30 am isotnnia, n ov. iv, iu a m Tirana, uec a, noon Cabin passage J60 and npward. according to location; intermediate. tSS Bteerage tickets to and from all parts ot Europe at very low rates. For freight and passage apply to the company's office. 4 rlowling Green, New Yort. Vernon H. Brown t Co. j. j. Mccormick, ess and 401 smithtieid street, Fittsburs. oc27-D virnrri! stak lm b- rou qtiEEiisTowN and Liverpool. ' Koyal unit United States Mall Steamers. Germanic. Uec. l,a:30amOenninie.Jan.2S.7:30 am AdrlatlcJanf7.S:Ji:pmrAdriailc Kb. 4, 3pm Brltamitclan.l4,t):3uamfrcutonlc Feb. 11. 7am 'Celtic, Jan. :i 1 p ml'Celtlc. Keb. 18, J pm irrom White star aoek, rootoi West Tenth sw Second cabin on these iteamen. Saloon rates, S0 and upward. Second cabin. (33 and upward, according to steamer and location or berth. Ex cursion ticket! on favorable terat. Steerage, pn White Star draft payable on demand In all the principal banks throughout Great Britain. Ap ply to jch.n J. Mccormick, est and i smith field St.. Flttsburg, or J. BBUCE lSilAi, Gen rat Agent, 41 Broadway. KewXorc, , jc3-D A PSELATE-8 OBSEQtTIES. Tbe Funeral of an Illustrious Catholic DV. vine to Occur Saturday. New Yoek, Dec 25. The funeral of tho Very Kev. Benedict Murname, Provincial of tbeTasslonist order in the United States, who died last night at Dunkirk, N. Y., will take place Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, from St. Michael Monastery at "West Hobokea. Tbe ItL Kev. Bisbop "Wigger, of Newark, N. J., will sing the pontifical mass of requiem. Other prelates bigh in the Catholic Church will be present. A clear skin Boils, pimples, blotches on the skin, eruptions, etc., evidence the fact that the blood is not in good condition. ! These symptons result from the effort of nature to throw off the. impurities, in which she should assisted by Swift's Specific This will remedy the disturbance, and bring speedy and permanent relief by forcing out the poison, and will build. . up the system from the first dose. Boob; on Blood and Skin Diseases free Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga WHOLESALE -:- HOUSE, JOSEPH EM 4 CO, Embroidery and White Goods Department- direct importation from the best manufac turers of St. Gall, in Swiss and Cambric Edg ings, Flouncir.es, Skirt Widths and Allovers, Hemstitched Edgings and Flouncings. Buyers will And these goods attractive both in price and novelties of design. Full lines of New Laces and White Goods. UPHOLSTERY DE PARTMENT Best makes Window Shades in dado and plain or spnn fixtures, Lace Cur tains, Portieres. Chenille Curtains, Poles and Brass Trimmings; Floor, Table and Stair Oil Cloths in best makes lowest prices for quality. WASH DRESS FABRICS. The largest variety from which to select Toil Dn Nords, Chalon Cloth", Bath Seersuck ers, Imperial Suiting. Heather & Renfrew Dress Ginghams. Fine Zephyr Ginghams. Wholesale Exclusively. ja!3-D ,. BROKERS FINANCIAL. Whitney & Stephenson, 57 Fourth Avenue. my "DEfVDT U'B SAVINGS BANK. riiUi lift 0 gi FOURrH AVENUE. Capital. KmoOQ. Surplus. S5L670 29. D. McK. LLOYD, EDWARD E. DUFF. 4 President, Asst. Sec Treas. ' percent interest allowed on time deposits, OC15-I0-D 0RYIS BROTHERS & CO., 44 BROADWAY, NEW YOKK, ( New York Stock Exchange, Members New York Produce Exchange, ( Chicago Board of Trade, Invite Speculative Accounts for cash or on liberal margins. deci-a-wr JOHN H. OAKLEY & CO, BANKERS AND BROKERS.' Stocks. Bonds, Grain, Petroleum. 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