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Helena, Montana, Thursday, November 14, 1889. No. 50 HfjcraliL R. E. FISK D. W. FISK >. J. FIS«. Publisher* and l'roprielors. Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana Rates ol Subscription. WEEKLY HEROLD: One Year. (In Mlvanee)............................J3 00 Six Months, (In advance) ............................... 1 75 Three Months, (in advance)........................... 1 00 When not paid for In advance the ra*« will be Four Dollars per y earl Pontage, in all cases. Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: City Subscribers,delivered by carrier 51.00a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. 89 00 Hix Months,"by mall, (in advance)............... 5 00 Three Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 50 If not paid in advance, 812 per annum. [Entered at the Postoflice at Helena as second class matter.] 4VA11 communications should be addressed to FISK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. TO A TIKEl> MOTHER. A little elbow leans upon your knee. Your tired knee which has so much to bear, A child's dear eyes are locking lovingly I ]From underneath a thatch of tangled hair; Perhaps you do not heed the velvet touch Of warm, moist fingers holding yours so tight; You do not prize this blessing overmuch; * You almost ate too tired t.. pray to-night. But it is blessedness ! A year ago I did not see it a» I do to d iy. We are so dull and tliHnkle»s. end too slow To catch the sunshine, till it slips away. And now it seems surpassing rtrange to me That, while I wore the badge of motherhood, I did not kiss more oft and tenderly The little child that brought me only good. And if, some night when you sit down to rest, You miss the elbow from your tired knee, The restless curly head from off your breart. The lisping tongue that chattered constantly; If from your own the dimpled hand had slipped, And ne'er would nestled in your palm again, If the white feet into the grave had tripped. I wonder so that mothers et er fret At little children clinging at their gown; Or that the footprints when the days are wet Are ever black enough to make a frown. If I could find a little muddy boot, :: Or cap or jacket, on my chamber floor; If I could kiss a rosy, restle-s foot, And hear it patter in my home once more, tc. If I could mend a broken o*rt to-day. To-morrow make a kite to teach the sky There is no woman in God's world could say She was more blissfully content than I. But, oh! the dainty pillow next my own Is never rumpled with a shining head. My singing birdling from its nest has flown; The little boy I used to kiss is dead. OLD THINGS AND DEAR. There is no song like an old song That we have not heard for years; Each simple note appears to throng With shapes that swim in tears. It may have been a cheerful strain. But 'twas lohg ago, That glee, grown old, has turned to pain. That mirth has turned t~ woe. There is no friend like an old friend, Whose life-patn mates our own, Whose dawn and noon, whose eve and end Have known what we have known. It may be when we have read his fsce We note a trace of care; 'Tis well that friends in life's last grace Share sighs as smiles they share. There is no love like an old love; A lost, may be, or dead, Whose place, since she ln»s gone above, No other fills instead. It is not we'll ne'er love anew, For life were drear if so. But I hat first love had roots that grew Where others can not grow. There are no days like old days, When we, not they, were young; When all life's rays were golden rays Ar d wrong had never stung. Dear heart! if now our steps could pass Through paths of childhood's morn. And the dew of vouth lie on the grass Which T.me's fell scythe has shorn! Old song, old friend, old love, old days ; Old things, yet never old ; A stream that's dark till sunshln® plays And changes it to gold; , hrough all winds memory's river on, 'Mid banks of sore regret, But a gleam's on the peaks of long-agone That softens sadness yet. YE COLLEGE GRADUATE. He can give the laws of Solon He can draw the fl.ig of Colon, can write a Babylonian I, O. U, He can make a writ in German, He can draft a Turkish firman; the English emomon law he never knew. He can write his thoughts in Spanish, He can make a speech in Danish, I recite such Sanscrit as would turn your brain; The Mullakat Arabic He can scan in feet syllabic; he couldn't tell old Shakespeare from Mark Twain. He can fathom all the mystery Of old Ethiopie history; cad name one thousand Nors® kings more or less; . , , He can mark the Ron-an boundaries; And describe the Aztic foundries;^ has never seen the "Statutes ü. 8. He can trace the radius vector, With a geometric Sector, 1 can give the moon's diameter in feet; He can analyze the arum; Classify the Coptic carum; he cannot tell a cabbage from a be at. A PASTORAL. tie shepherd, tell me, pray, my < olin come this way ? hants a rustic ritornella, bears a crook—on bis umbrella. Jav then, gentle shepherd, say. Has' my Colin passed this wav T te his shirt front as new milk; his whiskers are as silk; irives no flock, the darling man, wears a vest of _ av ■lay, then, gentle shepherd, say, Has my Colin pa- »cd this way? POLICEMAN. le party as you mean. ^ ch his name Is Feter Green, clerk with Cash & Co„ »• «■-. [ ain't no shepherd on a bus. pipe—I do not mean a floot— eared to be of briar root, are yonder boy s a-blacking ' dot b «*• --- d bought a daily news; nted (I'm no shepherd cuss) tnlfe board of the bus Krapp in America. ie big Krupp gQ" ^ 1 from Essen, Germany, ,pp will build a town ) workmen. The Chron ist city, says that eeve* of Krupp have been M t month gathering in ads, and that a tract of yithin twenty-five nulee ie building of a complete » s> j0y CT^Z££'/y7£S5/S- * AMELIA B. EDWARDS. The English Novelist, Scholar and Lecturer. Amelia B. Edwards, who has come from England to talk to the cnltivated people of the United States, is a Ph. D., an LL. D., and in 1887 received from Colombia College New York, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. The sweet voice of this very eminent woman will soon be heard in the chief cities of the Repnblic. Miss Edwards is an eminent story writer and possesses remarkable attainments in scholarship. She is a member of many learned societies of Great Britain, and was a delegate to the Congress of Orientalists at Stockholm this fall. Her familiarity with ancient and modern Egypt is vast and profonnd, plac ing her among the leading Egyptologists of the age. Miss Edwards is not of the dry as-dnst order of learned people; she is a fascinating and popnlar woman. Her visit to the United States is the affirmative re sponse to an invitation headed by the name of Vice-President Morton, and in clndiog those of persons distinguished in the professions, statesmanship and busi ness. w. ■f'f'xy A'- y ' y JOHN 6 WALKER, In Command of the New Squadron of Evolution. Commodore John G. Walker, Acting Rear Admiral, enjoys the distinction of being Commander of the new "Squadron of Evolution." He has taken up his resi dence .on his flagship, the Chicago, now lying in New York harbor. On November 12th the fleet ander his command will sail for Boston to the Maritime Exposition, and the coal bunkers will be filled np in that city. About the 20th or 21st of November the fleet, which consists of all new vessels, will sail for Europe. John Grimes Walker was born at Hills borough, New Hampshire, on March 20, 1835. He was graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1856. Daring the civil war he served as lieutenant on the Atlantic coast blockade in the steamer Connecticut in 1861, and was transferred to the steamer Winona of the Western Gnlf blockading squadron in 1862. In this vessel he participated in the engagements that ended in the capture of New Orleans, with the subsequent operations against Vicksburg in 1862. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander in 1862. He par ticipated in the attacks on Vicksbnrg and the operations in the Yazoo river in the winter of J862 63, co-operating with Gen. William T. Sherman. Lieutenant-Cbm - mander Walker participated in both at tacks on Haines' Bluff, in the Yazoo River expedition against Confederat9 gun-boats, in the capture of Fort Hindman and Yazoo City, and in the attack on Fort Pemberton. After he bad forced a passage through the Yazoo Pass, he took command of the naval battery with cannon from the gun-boats in the bombardment of Vicksbnrg from the rear,which contributed greatly to the sur render. After the fall of that place he had command of the naval expedition against the Yazoo river in co-operation with 5,000 troops in transports. Walker led in the DeKalb, and while engaging the batteries his vessel ran foal of a torpedo, which ex ploded and caused the vessel to sink al most instantly, a second torpedo exploding ander her stern as she went down. He commanded the Saco on the North Atlantic blockade in 1864, and the Shawmut in 1865, in which he participated in the cap ture of the forts near Wilmington Walker was promoted to Commander on July 25, 1886. He served at the Naval Academy in 1868 69, and commanded the frigate Sa bine on a special cruise in 1869-70. He was pomoted to Captain in 1777. In 1881 he was appointed Chief of the Bnrean of Navigation and Office of Detail, for fonr years, and in 1885 was reappointed for a second term. When appointed the third time he was made a Commodore, and be fore the adjournment of the first session of the Fifty-first Congress his name will un doubtedly be sent to the Senate by the President as that of a Rear Admiral of the United States N avy. _ No More Prohibition for Hint. Epoch: First Boy—My mother's mother collapsed by apoplexy at the table; j oat snorted and died. Second Boy— What did your father do? First Boy—He flung the ice-water out of the window and ordered some brandy in a celery glass. beth RICHARD HI. UNDER DIFFICUL TIES. Booth Had to Stick the Bills Because the Rill Posters Drank np the Paste. [New York Herald.] One night recently Edwin Booth sat down to a cosey little sapper with Man ager Dan Frohman, of the Lyceum, and Actor Edward Sothern, and during the little sapper party the conversation came aronnd to Mr. Booth's experience as a manager, and in answer to a question Mi. Booth gave a quaint little bit of autobiog raphy which was too good to keep, and the story is going the rounds among the pro fession. THE DRAMA IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. "Abont my first experience as a mana ger," said Mr. Booth, "was in the year 1854. I and fonr others were on our way to Aus tralia to fill a professional engagement. Two of the party were D. C. Anderson and his wife. We were in a slow old sailing ship, and we were compelled to stop at the Sandwich Islands for supplies and to make some repairs to the ship. We fonnd, to onr surprise, that Honolnlu bad a rude so t of theatre, and as we were to be detained there for several days we thought we might earn a few dollars by giving a performance. We were told that the King—Kamehameha I think his royal name was—was an en lightened monarch, who had visited Europe and come back with a great admir ation for the drama, and that he would graciously patronize onr performance. "We determined to give 'Richard III.« and I was elected manager. Now, the fall strength of the company was exactly five, and there are abont twenty-five parts in the tragedy, as yon know, to say nothing of the lords and ladies of the court, citi zens, murderers, messengers and the two armies of Gloster and Richmond. So yon can understand that the manager had no easy task of it. I was to play Richard, and by an ingenious scheme of doubling np, by which each of the others was to play at least two parte, we managad to ar range for some sort of performance until 1 ly discovered that I had no Lady Amte. Mrs. Anderson was the only lady company, and she had to do two ts—the Dnchess of York and Elisa it. "I was almost in despair nntil I learned that there was a white man in the town who, as 1 was told, had once been an actor in a humble way and would be glad to help ns ont, and that as he was an under sized man he might do to dress np as a woman. So I tent lor him. GOT DRUNK ON PASTE. "Meantime I had another trouble. We had Borne bills 'printed' with a brash and marking ink and I sent some natives ont to bill the town. But floor was entirely too scarce and high priced in the Sandwich Islands to make paste of, and as a substi tute I was advised to bay some staff called pol-poi, the sticky j nice of some trop hical plant of which it appears the natives make an intoxicating drink. I innocently gave this staff to the bill stickers. "Bat the rascally natives, instead of using the staff as 1 had intended, drank np all the paste, got gloriously drank, and didn't poet a bill 1 At the last moment 1 had to take a pail and brash and a bundle of bills and go through the town posting the bills myself. LADY ANNE. "The new member of the company who was to do Lady Anne almost gave me a spasm when I saw him. He was about fonr feet high, a stumpy fellow with bandy legs, cross-eyed, and with all his front teeth gone. He chewed tobacco fnrionsly, and he epoke with a strong German accent. His only knowledge of the stage proved to have come from once working as a 'grip' behind the scenes of some theatre in ' the Statee.' " Bat there was no help for it and I had to engage him, after exacting a solemn promise that he wonld never forget that he was a royal princess of England, and not sqnirt tobacco jnice over the Btage daring the play. " I shall never forget that performance of 'Richard III.' Its like was never seen before nor since. The two English armies were of course made np of native Sandwich Islanders, and to see the followers of Rich ard and of Richmond fighting the battle of Boeworth Field in burnt cork was some thing ' never before attempted on any stage.' "Bat the Lady Anne! I regret to say that her appearance when made np was something worse than grotesque. If ehe had been homely in man's attire she was hideons in skirts, and when I had to make ardent love to her as— "'Sweet saintl'—'divine perfection of a woman fairer than tougne can name thee,' and tell her of her 'beauty which did hannt me in my sleep.' I thought 1 should bant with mortification, for her bandy-legged waddle, her cross-eyed leer, her toothless month and her German accent were some thing indescribable. And, horror of horrors! while she stood mourning at her dead hus band's bier, her ladyship had broken her solemn pledge and was actually chewing tobacco! THEY SHORTENED THE PLAY. "Oh, there never was snch a performance ae that ! We shortened the play a great deal and left a good deal to the imagina tion of the audience, bnt I was in a cold perspiration until it was over. Bnt onr audience was good-natured and by no means critical We had a big house and they seemed well pleased." "Bnt there was a curions sequel to the performance," added Mr. Booth. "After the play, while I was dressing, King Kame hameha was ushered into my room. He proved to be a pleasant, well informed gen tleman. He had been educated in Europe and bad travelled extensively. He epoke kindly of onr Richard and he snrprised me greatly by exclaiming, ae he patted me familiarly on the back: "Mr. Booth, I saw yonr father play Rich ard in New York twenty years ago." In Boston Society. Epoch: Chicago Youth—I suppose yon had a fine time in the East, Miss Wabash? Miss Wabash—Yes, indeed, my visit to Boston was one continuai roind of pleas ure. Chicago Youth—Is yonr yonng lady friend very prominent in society there? Miss Wabash—Well, really, Mr Westend I'm not exaggerrating it a bit when I say that Mias Beany is in society with both feet. RICHARD F PETTIER 'W. United States Senator From Southern Dakota. The proclamation by President Harrison admitting the two Dakotas into the Union as States, brings into bold prominence the men chosen by the people of that part of the country as their leaders, of whom Mr. Pettigrew is one of the most inteiesting and able. Senator-elect Richard F. Pettigrew was born at Lndlow, Vermont, July 23,1848. He removed with his parents to Evansville, Rock connty, Wisconsin, in 1854, and at tended school at the academy that place. In 1866 he entered Beloit College, where he remained two >ears. He was a member of the law class at the University of Wis consin in 1869. Mr. Pettigrew went to Dakota in July, 1869, in the employment of a United States deputy snrveyor as a laborer. He subsequently made his resi dence at Sionx Falls, where he s ill resides, engaging in government sorveving and real estate bnsiness. Since 1875 he has been engaged in the practice of law. In 1877 he was elected to the Dakota Legisla ture as a member of the Council. He was re elected in 1879. Mr. Pettigrew was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress as a Republican. LEON ABBETT. Governor Elect of New Jersey. Leon Abbott was bora in Philadelphia, Pa., where be began the stndy of law with District Attorney Ashmead. Coming to New Jersey in 1858, he formed a partner ship with W. J. Fuller, rose rapidly in his profession and became recognized as an authority in mnnicipal and constitutional law. At varions times he has been corpor ation counsel for the cities of Union, Bay onne and Hoboken, and for eight years acted in that capacity for Jersey City. He has been a member of the Assembly dar ing five terms of that body, and was Speaker of the House daring two of them He has served one term in the New Jersey Senate and was made its President. m m MENELIK II. King of Abyssinia--Italy's Pro tectorate. The kingdom ruled over by Menelik II includes not only the domain of the late King John, bnt also Shoa, which is situated in the southern part of the Abyssinian highlands. Menelik is the son of King Haelon and a beautiful beggar woman whom he added to his establishment when smitten by her charms. He is almost coal black, short and dnmpy. The king is very friendly to European« and wants to intro duce their arts into his country. He is gentle and amiable to those who have his friendship, bat he has been guilty of acts of gross cruelty and injustice to conquered enemies. Personally he is not conspicuous as a warrior, and in most things he has shown himself easily influenced by his advisers. The protectorate of Italy over Abyssinia is the outcome of the treaty between the two countries, signed at the camp of Uc ciallia on May 2d last by Count Antonelli on behalf of Italy and King Menelik on behalf of Shoa. This treaty was ratified by King Humbert. Signor Crispi and Prince Makonnen, the chief of the Shoan mission, signed the convention supplement ing it. The supplementary convention provided for the abolition of the blockade on the Abyssinian coast and the establishment of customs and commercial relations with Ethiopia and the conntriee adjoining Italy's new possessions. It also makes provision for the establishment of an Italian consul ate general in King Menelik's country and for reciprocal protection against a com mon foe. A MELON EATER. The Colored Man for Once Had All His Appetite Craved. There was a grocery just across from the depot, and on a bench ander the window were seven large water meloDS. A short, cadaverous-looking colored man sat on a baggage truck looking across at the gro cery. After a bit one of our ciowd saun tered up to him and carelessly observed : "Some fine melons over there." " 'Deed dey is, boss," was the reply. "Do colored folks ever oat watermelons?" "Does dey? Does dey eat wattermilynns! I should reckon to consider dat dey did !" " is that so? How many colored men about your size would it take to get away with one large melon?" "How many? Say, boss, 'pears to me yon doan' lib in this kentry." "No; I'm just from England." "Dat accounts. Yer doan' know us. How many would it take? You'd better ax how many mellyons would be wanted for ond call'd passen named Josephus Par don." "You don'nt mean yon could eat a whole one?" "Doan' I? If I can't eat de hull Beben, I'll go off in de swamp and die !" We chipped in to bap the whole lot and give the man the golden opportunity of his life. The melons were brought over and laid in a row, and Josephns removed his hat aiyl coat and let ont his leather belt three notches, and sat down with his back braced against a box. R-i-p! went the knife as he got the word and the storm had barst. He cat the melon into fonr pieces, dropped the knife, and in jnst two minâtes by the watch nothing was left but a heap of rinds and a handful of seeds. A second was rolled over to him and he gained five seconds on his other tim-. On the third he lost ten seconds, ar.d on the fourth nearly a minute. He ent the fifth, ate a quarter of it, and then stood np to inquire: "Was it 'spected dat I was to eat de hull seben right down ?" "Oh, no. The idea was to seethow many yoycould eat at once." Wall, ize a leetle disappinted in myself, did believe I could git away wid de lot in 'bout half an hour, but ize sorter filled up on fo'. Reckon I bain't feelin' overly well, an' dat de dozen tnrnipe I ate dis mawnin' hev sorter held me off. If yon wonld be so kind as to give me 'boat five minutes to finish de rest of dis, an' den let me tako de odder two down dar' in de bash by myself I'm a believin' dar' won't be nnthin' left by son high." He soon finished the fifth, and then took a melen under each arm and made for a thicket down the track. Twenty minâtes after be left the train came along, and as we rode past the thicket Josephus rose np with a solitary melon in his hands, bowed his thaDks and shouted: "Ize gwind ter do it, white man ! It's de only one left, an' I'll git away wid him befo' yon dan got down to Petersburg !" Brick lor Fire Proof Baildings. There seems to be a very grave question agitating the minds of architects and builders regarding the building material of the future. The timber is being used faster than it can poesibly grow; stone oc curs only in isolated places, and rarely, if ever, contingent to places where it is need ed in great quantities for bnilding pur poses, boi material for making brick is in abundance everywhere. As a matter of fact, in spite of the modern nse of "fire proof" materials in buildings, nothing will withstand the onslaught of extensive fires eqnal to good brick. It has been shown that notwithstanding the fact that iron, steel' granite, etc., present a much greater crash ing strength than ordinary bricks during great fires, given two buildings in ; every way eqnal, so far as exposure to the heat is concerned, one constructed entirely of brick, the other with iron parts, pillars and window cases, the former will stand until completely gutted by the fire before the walls will totter and fall, and in many instances not falling at all, even after the interior is completely burned away, while the latter will often fall before the flames have reached it, the iron bending, twisting and otherwise distorting sufficiently to can8c the snperincnmbent mass. tosf all fo lack of support. There are sign whichr point to the probability of Jbrick being more largely need than ever in the near future.__ A Novel Malady. [From the Washington Capital.] Poor, suffering man in these days of progress and civilization is exposed to new dangers and diseases. He is asphyxiated with gas, stricken by the deadly current used in electric lighting and blown sky ward by the explosion of mains which con vey steam for heating purposes in the cities. He has writer's cramp, telegragh er's paralysis and the base ball habit. Cigars develop cancer, ice water gives him dyspepsia, and whisky brings on jimjams. Railroad travel jolts his nervous centers oat of plumb, the electric light has developed a special form of opthallmia, and now comes Mr. Gelle, of France, with an indictment ot the tele phone. He says he has seen men who have to nse the 'phone daily suffering from "anral overpressure," caused by the strain of the auditory apparatus required to nse that instrument. The constant tinkle of the bell irritates some ears, and the near ness of the sound in the tube (especially when it splatters from too much induc tion) irritates others into a state of over sensitiveness, which makes them intolerant of sonnd »8 inflamed eyes are of light. Those afflicted with "telephone tin nitus," as some authorities call it, suffer from nervous excitability, with buzzing noises in the ears, giddiness and neuralgic pains. The only care is rest—a complete disuse of the telephone. We can't help but wonder what will be the next evil that will befall ns At the Hod-Carriers' Banquet. [From Life.] The Chair rises to deliver his address of welcome just as the Roman punch is served. Chairman McGookin. It affoords me more plianro than Oi can expriss to meet yez once more aronnd the fistive boord. O'Reagan (in a hoarse whisper). Whist, Dinnis; cat it short. There's whaskey in the ice crame. Chairman McGookin. Me frinds, there be toimes whin silence ia goolden. This is wan av thim. Wè y ïæZ-tcrsissï/'ïtsss N- *• JUDGE LONGENECKER, The State's Attorney Conducting the Cronin Murder Ca8e. Revived cariosity attended the opening address of Judge Longenecker, at the trial of the Cronin case, which is now in progress at Chicago. The learned officer Btated the case with admirable simplicity and con ciseness. According to his theory of its origin, the Clan-na-Gad society was organ ized for the purpose of making open war fare on England. In the course of its his tory, it gradually came under the controll ing influence of Snllivan, Boland and Fee ley, the triumvirate that drove oat of its ranks or expelled from it many members of the organization. There seems to be a certainty that the funds of the society were misappropriated, and it is certain that Cro nin, the man whose disappearance brought about the trial, was in favor of au open in vestigation of the alleged stsalings. Sulli van opposed him in this course. Were Barke and the other four fellows under trial induced by loyalty to the leaders of the organization to undertake the murder of Cronin? Judge Longenecker's speech, of which the trend his been suggested, an ticipated a complete case against the pris oners. It was listened to with an eager ness bordering on the painful, and made a deep impression. EDWARD A. BUBKE. Ex*Trea«nrer of I.onisiana---Many Indictments Against Him. Public Opinion in Louisiana is excited strongiy against ex-Treasurer Burke, of that State, who is now in Europe and does not appear to be in a harry to get home and answer the grave charges that are made against him. These are, briefly ex pressed. that he sold worthless State bonds when Treasurer, and embezzled funds at a rate implied by the seven ton indictments pending against him. Bnrke's real name is Edward O'Bonrke, which he changed to Edward A. Barke when the financial re verses of his father forced him to leave school and earn a living. He learned teleg raphy at Louisville, Kentucky, rose to be division superintendent at seventeen, en listed as a private in a Texas regiment, made a name for himself by building two hundred carts and wagons for the Confed erate service, and was awarded by being appointed master of transportation of the trans-Mississippi department. After the war he drifted to New Orleans, where he fonnd work in a marble yard at a dollar a day. In two weeks he was superintendent of the yard; in a year he was general freight agent, of the Jackson railroad, and in three years be was the Democratic nominee for superintendent of city im provements at New Orleans. He was defeated, re-nominated and elected in 1874. Burke took a prominent part in the Mc Enery Kellogg fight for Governor, and in 1876 was chairman of a committee *to watch the Republican returning board. His figures formed the basis of Tilden's claim to the electoral vote of the State. In 1877 Major Burke was State Collector of the New Orleans district, and a year later was elected State Treasurer, a position which he held for ten years. He bought the New Orleans Democrat and the Daily Times and consolidated them into the Times Democrat The Advantages of the Upper Berth. A Pullman conductor recently remarked: Everybody who wants a berth in a sleeper wants the lower berth. I have been in the employ of the company for fourteen years, and I have never yet had an application for an upper birth. Of course the npper berth is not so easy of access as the lower, bat if yon don't mind climbing to the up per berth you will at once admit, after the night is over, that it is the more comforta blejof the two. The ventilation is better, and you are not so close to the rambling noise. Yon are more private than you are in a lower berth, a id in case of accident yon have a chance of coming oat on top In hot weather the top berth is cooler than the lower. The lower berth, as you know is made np from the cushioned seats, which are of warm material. I have never known a man to fall oat of an npper berth. I think if the company wonld make a difference of 50c. in favor of the npper berth it would soon be in demand. THE HAY OF THE WORLD. Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed. [New York Sun. | "Well! Well!" he exclaimed, as he halted while crossing Union square the other morning and shook banda with a man sitting ou the bench, "but I was think ing of you thi* very second." "Yes?" "It was just such a morning as this three years ago when we sat on this veiy same bench. Do you remember it ?" "I do." "I was dead broke, discouraged, and wondering if 1 hadn't better commit sui cide. You spoke to me in a kindly way, and we began to talk. Do you remember?" "Oh, yes." "I told you I was a struggling young actor, and that circumstances had downed me. I was penniless and without hope. You reached over and took my hand. Re member ?" "Oh, yes." "And you spoke kind words. You bade me call up all my courage and resolution. You predicted that I would yet climb to the top of the ladder. Remember?" "Yes." "And yon did not stop there. Yon pat yonr hand into your puree, banded me a $20 bill and, and told me 1 coaid have it until able to repay the loan. Am I cor rect ?" "Yon are." "That noble aetion of yours encouraged me. I went away and made a last effort, and it was a success. Three years ago I sat here a beggar. To-day I am worth $20,000 and all these diamonds. I owe it all to you. But for you 1 should now be mouldering in a suicide's grave. Yes, I am worth $20,000, and have got a wad of $800 right here in my pocket. Think of the change in my situation. This is onr first meeting since that memorable day, althongh 1 have thought of you daily. Put It there, old man !" "Yes." "1 haven't forgotten you." "No ?" "And I never shall. God bless you ! Good morning. Got an engagement at sharp 11." He passed on, and the other sat some inutes in deep tnonght. All of a Süd en he rose op and looked after the van ished man and exclaimed: "Yes, but he didn't even offer to return my $20 without interest." America's Tallest Chimney. Fall River, Mass., Oct. 28. —There was completed Saturday the tallest smoke shaft in America, on the grounds of the Fall River Iron Works. The chimney is 340 feet bight above the granite base, and is 30 feet square at the bottciu. Previous to its completion the tallest smoke stack in the country was that recently finished for the Clark Thread Company, at Newark, N. J. This is 335 feet high, 28 feet at the base, and cost $25,000. The tallest chimney in the world is at Paisley, Scot land. It is over 500 feet high, while one at Glasgow crowds this at 468 feet. Providence has just completed a chimney ou the Knight factory 185 feet high, and Boston has only one that overtops that, it being 200 feet. Fall River's new chimney will lnrnish draft for fonr new factories. Its owners claim that it is "the tallest chimney in the world designed solely for making a draft for boilers." It requires the most skilled labor to construct such a chimney, and the slightest deviation of fixed rales as to the reduction of its diame ter, which lessens at the rate of about one inch in 80 inches rise, or the failare to con struct the cores- which extends from the base to the top, would result in the col lapse of the whole structure. The build ing was watched with much interest until the last brick was laid. As the chimney's altitude increased the size of the workmen decreased to the eye to that of veritable Lilliputians. The steel-nerved chimney builders walked about their narrow scaf folding at the top of the chimney with bat one plank between them and eternity, with as much ease and carelessness and chatted and laughed with as much nonchalance as though they were in the middle of a forty acre pasture lot. A Brother to the Madonna. An Indiana man who was in Washington last week told a neat story abont a western governor, which is repeated in the New York Tribune. It seems that the governor was given a dinner lately by a well known lawyer. Half a dozen prominent citizens were invited to meet him. After dinnt r the gnests adjourned to the library, where the host had some fair imitations of the "old masters." The governor strolled around the room smoking hia cigar and looking a: the paintings. Before one he stopped, evidently pleased. He put np h s eye glass, and, after an admiring inspection, turned to his host. "Ah-h-speaking the host's name, "this is an amiable, pleasant-faced lady. Ah-b, relative of youre?" "Thai's the Sistine Madonna, governor," replied the host, indulgently, as he looked nervously at the other occupants of the room. "Heigh? Sister —? I -didn't quite catch the name. Now that I look at it closely," again adjusting his glass, "it does resemble yon slightly, bat I didn't know that your father had any daughters May I ask, is your sister-, ah, your sister -, didn't quite catch the name, is she still living?" The host and his other gne=ts were con vulsed, but the governor was ao intent on the picture that he did not notice it, and among them they managed to let the gov ernor down easy without giving him any more definite information about the Ma donna'« relationship to the host. "A truly amiable face," mused the gov ernor, pocketing the glass. "My friend here is blessed in having such a female relative." Her Father Works. Boston Times : A little girl of the Italian race is in the habit of visiting certain boasts in Boston quite regularly, receiving food and sometimes others articles, which she stows away snugly in the basket which is her constant companion. Iu her round of visits one day she was accompanied by another little girl who had no basket. The good lady of the house, after supplying the little girl as usual, remarked: "Does nol your companion want something too?" "Oh, no!" was the reply. "She's rich! Her father works!"