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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, JAN. 15. ISS9.
THE EXPOSITION MEETING TO-NIGHT.
It is well worth the notice of everybody
who takes an interest in the future of Pitts
burg, that to-nieht a mass meeting wiil be
held at the old City Hall building, to discuss
the plans and prospects for the much-talked-of
There is no resident in Pittsburg, of what
ever calling, who should not feel concerned
in every wise and timely measure to advance
the name and enlarge the measure of local
prosperity. Tf there has hitherto been fre
quent complaint of a want of interest and
support from quarters to which the Exposi
tion might reasonably have looked for both,
the occasion this evening will afford a good
opportunity for removing it. All classes
should unite; it is not a question of sub
scription alone; it is one in which personal
-encouragement and the assurance of sym
pathy and co-operation will count for a
vast deal with the Board of Directors.
The DiSPATcn trusts that the response
to the call of the Exposition Society will be
numerous and hearty. Good speakers are
promised; and if the public are aroused to
the importance of Pittsburg having an Ex
position, the hall ought to be crowded.
Manufacturers, merchants, real estate
owners, artisans, clerks and every one whose
lot is cast in this community, have a stake
in its growth and prospects. The results of
this board's call will be watched for with
very keen interest perhaps noc only at
home, but also abroad.
LTTGAIXS' STEEE0TYPED EEP0ET.
Senator Ingalls' declaration that "if any
one has shut me out of 'his house, on
account of anything I have saul, I am glad
of it," with a supplementary refeienceto
his '"duty to state unpalatable truths" is
about what might be expected of the Kansas
Senator. A man who seeks fame rather by
the sharpness of his tongue thau the keen
ness of his judgment would naturally make
exactly that retort It is the best practica
ble; but it can hardly fail to call attention
to the fact that the Senator's vituperation
of President Cleveland was not a duty, nor
was it all confined to truth. At the time
that he made that speech which opened
with charging that no person could be more
degraded than the President.THE Dispatch
pointed out that it was simply the abandon
of a gifted scold. The objects of such
abusive attacks can hardly be. blamed for
keeping aloof from their assailant
C0ENEES AND COFFEE.
The report that the Xew York Legisla
ture has been inspired by Judge Barrett's
anti-trust decision to take up the battle
against commercial conspiracies of all kinds,
has some fonndation. At least one institu
tion, which counts among its vested rights
that of running a semi-annual comer on a
leading food staple, has found out that it is
That institution is the New York Coffee
Exchange, which gets up a corner on coffee
about twice a year. There is a bill against
coffee corners in the Legislature, and the
coffee brokers are boiling about it. It is
also obvious that they are stirred up from
their utmost depths, as thev delegated a
committee of nine to go to Albany and ex
hibit their grounds of objection to the bill.
It the objection is solely to law directed
against a single class of commercial con
tpiratorp, they have better grounds than
usually come from their staple. There is no
reason for singling out coffee as a sub
ject for legislation against corners, while
wheat, oil, cotton, pork, sugar or stocks are
left untouched. Indeed, some of the latter
staples are snbjecc to corners more injurious
to the public than those in coffee can he.
If legislation can put a stop to such
gambling with loaded dice in the staples of
life, it should include all of them.
Let us hope that the New York coffee
men will urge the amendment of the bill so
as to punish all conspiracies to affect the
price of any staple, and give honest and
legitimate trade a fair chance. That would
settle coffee gambling as well as the other
THE LEGAL ELECTION.
Harrison was elected President yesterday.
There has been an impression that he was
elected last November; but the formalities
gone through with yesterday call attention
to the error. All that was done last fall
was to elect the men who choose the Presi
dent It is true that none of the electors
would dare to vote lor any candidate except
the one he was chosen to represent, unless he
was prepared to move out of the conntry
without further delay; but it is a curious
illustration of the difference between public
opinion and law that this discretion which
CO elector dares exercise now, is a constitu
tional right, if not a constitutional duty.
Another singular feature appears in the fact
that while the people would be unanimous
in indignation at the vote of any elector lor
another man than his party candidate, they
leave untouched and amended the pro
visions in the Constitution which give an
elector the right to do that very thing. Are
we an exactly logical nation?
THE STAIN ON BOTH SIDES.
The difference in spirit between those who
wish to see campaign evils thoroughly wiped
out and those who are only desirous of
having the evil deeds or the opposition ex
posed is quite decided. This explains why
the Democratic outcry against corruption in
Indiana, has failed to use as an example the
circular of N. A. Whitaker, Democratic
Chairman of Morgan county, instructing
his correspondents to make out lists, and to
"maik every one who has to have money as
a float" As The Dispatch pointed out
belore the election, the equal effort of both
parties to raibe immense sums of money for
Iodiana, was a threat of corruption; and
when we find those in charge of the cam
paign using almost the identical terms with
. regard to the connection between purchase
able voters and money, the inference is fair
that both are tarred with the same stick. A'
denunciation of the party machinery of both
partiej, for such work, would be patriotic.
The denunciation by one party of another
for that of which both are guilty is open to
the charge of shallowness and insincerity.
These qualities are also prominent in
the failure of the political reformers to
say anything about the forcible exclusion of
the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, the
other day, from the performance of his'legal
and constitutional duty. Political history
has in the present decade hardly afforded
an example of more wanton disregard for
law and popular government than in the
employment of force to keep an official, of
whose election there is now no'dispute, from
the performance of the duties defined by the
Constitution. There could hardly be worse
anarchy than this; but we have yet to find
any Democratic disapproval of this practi
cal declaration that party advantage shall
prevail over the declared will of the people.
If Chairman Brennen 'had devoted his
eloquence the other day to denouncing the
indications of partisan corruption and law
lessness, which have been given both by
Democrats and Republicans, he would have
taken position as a citin anxious for the
preservation of the Republic, rather than
as a partisan trying to make capital for his
IT WOULD BE SELF DEFEATING.
The arguments which are published, as
justifying the formation of a Window Glass
Trust, are peculiar in theirbearing, both in
showing the needlessness of any such com
bination, and, in connection with that,
proving its utter futility.
It is first asserted that there have been so
many new lactories built in the gas districts
that glass is now sold below cost. If that
is the case it is strange that so many new
factories have been built, and also that all
the factories keep on running. It has for
many years been a recognized business
principle in the glass and iron business
that when an establishment loses money by
running, it must shut down till it can get at
least cost for its products. That principle
was put into force between 1871 and 1878,
and it was clearly demonstrated that, though
it involves hardships, it is the only safe and
conservative method of getting over an ad
verse condition of business.
But the postulate of this argument is im
mediately contradicted by the assertion that
in a month a big factory will start up. The
singular feature of a large concern starting
up on a market which does not return the cost
of production, is explained by the statement
that this concern can profitablyproduce and
sell at lower prices than other factories.
This indicates that the real condition of the
glass market is that it does yield a profit to
the new factories, but leaves the old ones in
a tight place; and the proposition for a trust
is to help the latter. Apart from the ab
stract question whether it is right to prevent
the legitimate results of improved lactories
and favorable locations, and also apart from
the practical question whether the factories
that can sell at a profit will permit them
selves to be burdened with the task of de
fending the profits of the old ones, do not
the glass men see that the trust device will
only aggravate this condition of affairs?
When favorably located factories are starting
up to take a profit at the present prices, is there
anything more certain than that advancing
prices by means of combination would only
stimulate the building of more new and im
proved factories at the beet localities?
These new factories would either divide the
spoils of the combination or take the cream
ol the enhanced profits which the combina
tion would try to establish. The last state
of the glass industry after a couple of years
of trust prices, as a magnet to new caDltal,
would be worse than the first
It is the main injustice of the combina
tion plan, that its illicit gains are obtaina
ble only by a few favored industries; and
thus it establishes privileged classes in
trade. The vast majority of industries can
no more escape the action of competition
than they can that of gravitation. The
glass industry is one of the latter class; and
no better proof of the fact is needed than the
proposal of a remedy for the reduction of
prices by the building of new and improved
factories, which would offer a premium to
the building of still more of them.
DANGEES IN EAPLD TRANSIT.
The dangers of new and partly-understood
forms of transit received an illustration in
this city, yesterday, where a casual start of
the grip on one of the traction lines, cost a
gripman severe injuries, if not fatal ones.
Such an accident is by no means so threaten
ing as that exemplified on the cable lines in
Chicago, some time since, when the tangling
of a loose wire of the cable around a grip
sent the car remorselessly through every
thing that got in the way, until its complete
wreck stopped the cable. It is said that
such an accident is guarded against here;
and it certainly is to be hoped that the pre-,
cautions are adequate.
Neither of these accidents, however, is so
appalling as the possibility revealed on a
New York elevated lailroad the other day,
when the break-down of a part of an engine
at the point where the track has its greatest
elevation, threw it from the track and left
a whole train load of passengers in momen
tary doubt whether they were not to be pre
cipitated to the ground. The elevated rail
roads are cot a new method of transit to
New York; but thoughtful people have long
recognized that their real test was to come
when their apparatus and structure com
menced to feel the effects of time. This
narrow escape from wholesale slaughter, re
sulting as it did from the wear on a portion
of the locomotive, has started investigation;
and it has been found that essential portions
of the elevated road are in a cracked and
hazardous condition. If there is not prompt
and thorough renewal of such places we
may hear of calamities in New York that
will condemn the elevated roads to disuse.
There is a suspicion that the proprietors of
those corporations have not been half so in
dustrious in renewing and repairing the
superstructure as they have been in water
ing their stock.
These miscarriages should cot condemn
or discourage progress in improved methods
of transit. A quick perception and thor
ough study of the dangers of new methods
is the surest way to make them safe. New
York's experience, indeed, may yet lead to
the conclusion that the safest enterprises are
those which keep great and rapidly moving
weights.in the closest relations with terra
The Mayor of Bordentown, X. J., is
criticised by theiNew York .Journal for
thinking that ninemonths' imprisonment is
sufficient punishment for White Caps. It
maybe a short term for theorganization of a
system of infamous conspiracies; but if all
the White Caps were sent to prison for nine
months there would be a period of relief
from the evil. Iu other words, nine months'
imprisonment is a vast improvement on no
imprisonment at all.
The young Emperor of Germany de
clares that Germany can confidently rely on
the blessings of peace; but the first ot those
blessings, in the reduction of the overgrown
and costly German army, does not appear
to be materializing in connection with the
The majority in the House appears, to
have conie to the conclusion that the job of
sitting down on Samuel J. Randall, which
was undertaken last year, resulted in the
wrong person being suppressed. At all
events, the vote on the reference of the to
bacco tax bill, yesterday, puts Mr. Mills
and his crowd in the position of the persons
who are used as a seat
Me. Halstead's declaration that Presi
dent Harrison may omit Ohio from the Cab
inet list without hurting Ohio's feelings,
may be founded on the conviction that such
a course would leave two or three foreign
missions open to the ambition of the Ohio
Senator Palmer's Sunday dinner par
ties are a feature of fashionable society in
Washington this winter. There is such a
difierence between the moral attitude of a
millionaire Senator and the poor working
man who likes to get a mixture of beer and
music on Sunday, that the Senator for a
temperance State will not be interfered with.
The January dividends in Boston amount
to Sli'.GOO.OOO, an average of $30 lor each
man, woman and child in the city. But we
regret to note that they were not distributed
that way. The majority of the population
did cot get a cent of them. 3
The election of Walcott, of Colorado, to
the United States Senate, is listed by the
Philadelphia Record as No. 31, of the rail
road representatives in that body. But
Delaware, Minnesota and New Jersey are
organizing against the railroad 'candidates
in a way that may decrease the strength of
that party in the National Legislature.
The desire of Mr. C. P. Huntington for
the free importation of Chinese labor has at
least the virtue of frankness. But it is
noticeable that it was rigidly suppressed
until after the election, was over.
It is interesting to observe that a New
York paper is moved to remark: "The most
disgusting of bench shows is when a judge
sits there disguised in liquor." This pro
vokes the interesting inquiry, which of the
metropolitan judiciary has been giving
way to his enemy to such a degree as to
provoke comment in New York.
There is an intimation in the dismissal
of the grand jury yesterday that the judges
regard a grand jury that will cot do its
work, as a shade worse than no grand jury
The deadly car stove and the negligent
flagman combined their efforts yesterday
near Tallmadge, O., on the New York,
Pennsylvania and Ohio railroad, and man
aged to destroy eight lives. It is to be per
ceived that the car stove, which was an
nounced to go a year ago, is still going on
a majority of the trains.
The West Tirginia fight reverses the
proverbial figure of speech, and is typified
by linked bitterness long drawn out.
The bold declaration is made by the
New York Graphic that "the low-necked
dress must go." The boldness depends con
siderably on construction, however. Fashion
has for some years decreed that the low
necked dress must go to all the balls, re
ceptions and dinners to which the fair
owner is invited.
PUBLIC PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
The German Empress, says the London Star,
is a perfectly colorless character, who has no
opinions of her own, and she is completely
under the domination of her husband.
The Duchess Adelaide, of Schleswig-Hol-stein,
the mother of the German Empress, is
seriously ill at her castle at Lomsenburg. The
Duchess is 53 years old, and the primary cause
of her ill-health is said to be a fall she had in
her room, by which she injured the back of her
Ub. Hammer, the new President of the
Swiss Confederation, was Swiss Ambassador at
the Court of Berlin from 18G3 to 1876, after
which he entered the Federal Council. He is
not a brilliant orator by any means, but he is
described as a conscientious administrator, a
man of a calm, just moderate judgment, and,
over and above all, very gentlemanly.
Fau-y Davenport has had good luck. Not
long ago she bought some land in the suburbs
of Chicago known as the Grant estate. It be
longed to the late General Grant and for It
Miss Davenport paid $18,000. Last week she
received a letter from her attorney inclosing
an offer of $50,800 for the property. Miss
Davenport will probably sell the land and in
vest the proceeds in other Chicago real estate.
A Hartford newspaper remarks: "Mrs.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's restoration to health
after her serious illness last summer is a great
surprise and delight to her friends. When she
returned from her summer home at Sac: Har
bor her physician believed her end was only a 1
matter of a few days, but now his patient is
able to sit up, walk about the house and in
pleasant weather venture outdoors, although
she is very weak, She has written several let
ters and there are no signs of weakness in her
usual firm handwriting."
Frank Carpenter, the portrait painter, is
working steadily on a historical picture which
he hopes to make a fitting companion for his
"Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation,"
cow in the House wing of the National Capi
tol. 1 lie subject of this latter composition is
the negotiation of the Washington Treaty ad
justing the Alabama and other difficulties with
Great Britain. The negotiators are seated
around the table signing the treaty. The por
traits are superb and the grouping Is striking,
while reasonably accurate in a historical sense.
The canvas is not as large as that of the Eman
cipation picture, andffor that reason it prom
ises to be even more effective.
Here is a story which is vouched for by a
well-known Conservative Member of Parlia
ment. Mr. Gladstone walked down to the
House of Commons one afternoon enveloped,
after his wont in a thick dark cloak. Behind
him, at a distance of a few yards, -walked the
Conservative Member in question. When near
St Stephen's, the Conservative Member ob
served that a man who was on the pavement
stepped forward and said something in the ear
of the Liberal leader. Mr. Gladstone threw
his head In the air ana walked on, while the
man looked after him with a satisfied expres
sion. The Conservative Member's curiosity
was awakened, and he went up to the man.
"What did yon say to Mr. Gladstone T" he said.
"Oh." was the reply, "I only told him ho was a
THE STATE LAW STANDS.
West Virginia' Rules a to Qnnliflcationi of
Washington, January 11 The Supreme
Court to-day rendered an opinion in the case
of Frank M. Dent, plaintiff in error, versus the
State of West Virginia, in error to the Su
premo Court ot Appeals to the State of .West
Virginia. Dent was convicted of unlawfully
engaging In the practice of medicine without a
diploma, In violation of a statute of the State
which requires every practitioner of medicine
to obtain a certificate fiom the State Boanfcpf
Health that be is a graduate of a reputable
medical college, oi that be has practiced medl
cinejn the State continuously for ten jears, or
that he has been found upon examination by
the board to be qualified to practice medicine.
Dent appealed the case to the State court of
Appeals, asserting that the act was unconsti
tutional, inasmuch as it deprived him of lib
erty and property without due process of law,
contrary to the fourteenth amendment to the
Constitution. The Court of Appeals cave
judgment against Dent, and this Court affirms
that decision. .
THE" PZLTSBTJKG DISPATCH,
AET IN PABIS.
Pnrlslnn Painters Wnnt Pictures Placed on
tho Tree List Discrimination Against
American Students In French Art Schools
A Woman's Anger.
rconnrsroxDENCE or tiie dispatch.
Paris, December 28. Art continues to hold
Its own in La Belle Paris, notwithstanding
partv strife and the Boulanger boom. The
painters and sculptors pursue their work un
moved by the uproar Sbout them, busily pre
paring for the coming salon and putting the
finishing touches on their masterpieces with
brush and chisel. Tho air Is fall ot reports of
startling naturalistic pictures which will soon
meet the public gaze.
Artists here have "had a bad time lately.
There has been a great fall in prices the 30
pel cent duty did It Previous to the protec
tionist measure the Yankee to transatlantic
eyes all Americans are Yankees was the
savior of the French painter. All rich
Americans come to Paris to buy pictures, and
as a good many of them are not exactly con
noisseurs, lots of rubbish goes acroBS the Afc
lantic The prognostication that ,the hated
duty will be abolished or lowered lias1 made
glad the souls of Parisian daubed, who really
think that there are no critics of any account
In the land of pork, petroleum and pig iron.
Bad prices or no prices, tho number of the
wielders of the brush goes on increasing. At
the opening of the present session of the
Ecole des Beaux Arts 1,200 pupils presented
themselves for admission.
A few days ago at one of the leading art
schools of this city an incident occurred, which,
some may say, shows the prejudice against
American students on account of the 30 per
cent duty. The master, in looking over the as
sembled sketches, was much struck with a par
ticular one, and the students gathered around,
thought it would get the first prize, but on ask
ing for the author, an American stepped for
ward. That was quite another thing. The first
prize was awarded to a Frenchman. .
There aro are about 400 students at tho
Julian Academy, of all nationalities and ages.
Among them are 60 Americans, San Franci9co
furnishing the majority. England is (.repre
sented by 80 or thereabouts, and their conceit
is proverbial. A Spanish Count works side by
side with me, and, in the language of the
Atelier, his work is horrible. A few Russians,
a Japanese or two and a sprinkling of Germans
complete the number. Of course, the French
are In the majority.
The Bohemian Club of San Francisco, which
purchased the last Salon picture of Charles
Sprague Pearce, receives great attention from
the art-loving Californlans. The artist has re
ceived an official notice of the approval of the
club of its choice. He also received an ac
count of a stag reception given in its honor,
followed by ono given by the fair sex. The club
has determined to add a Salon picture each
year to its already interesting gallery.
Mr. Henry Mosi.er, of Cincinnati, who was
employed during the war as an artist for the
Harpers, and who has tho enviable distinction
of having a picture in the Luxembourg, thus
insuring his immortality on the rolls of fame,
is at work on a large canvas for the '89 salon
an interior of a peasant's cottage in Brittany.
He has secured a commission for three pictures
at an enormous price, from Warner, the Safe
Cure man, for his gallery in Chicago.
The majority of the American art students
here are in favor of returning the 30 per cent
duty. They say if such duty was abolished that
America would be flooded with mediocre and
worthless daubs of which Paris is full, as a
glance at the windows of any picture dealer is
ample evidence. It is hard to reconcile this
with the statement that tho majority of our
home artists are entirely of a different
Mr. Elmer Salisbury, a former resident
of the Southside, who has been for the past
three years studying here under Bongeseau
Boulanger Lefeburo and Henry Mosler, ex
pects to be back in his native city in Septem
ber next. He intends to take a tour through
Holland, England, Ireland and Scotland before
embarking. He is at present engaged on a
large paintlng'intended for the coming salon.
AT tho LuxemDourg gallery students are not
allowed to copy after 2 P. sr. on account of the
wife of one of tho Ministers taking umbrage at
a student who gently told her most politely
that she was obstructing the passage of the
sunlight on Its way to his canvas, though he
did not exactly conch It in such language, the
ukase went forth, which is a source of great
annoyance to the art students.
C. S. ReinHART is not devoting much of his
time to illustrations at present, as he has on hand
a good deal of work In oils, among- them the
picture for the coming salon. A fellow student
who is well acquainted with him told me that
he greatly deplores the recent loss of his wife;
but she has left him two charming children a
boy and a girl whom their father dotes on.
The usual plan for students who copy at the
public gallcrieshere is to procure a photograph
of the picture Intended to be copied, and en
large itat leisure at their home, and then tako
it to the eallery for the colors. It saves a good
deal of time, and is a decided advantage, as
the authorities only give a certain time for
copying each picture.
Mr. Albert Reinhart, who has been
sketching during the summer at Brittany has
returned to Paris. Ho is located at the. Hotel
de Champagne, 62 Rue La Condamine.
Ridgway Knight has just finished an order
for a London art firm an autumn landscape,
with peasant figures, for which class of work
this artist is justly celebrated.
Mr. H L Levy, of New York City, won tho
first prize forth dliest composition at the Julian
Academic during the month of December.
A BIG JOB COMPLETED.
Mxty Clerks Employed Four Days Count
Ins Internal Revenue MnmpK.
Washington, January H The committee
appointed to make an examination and count
ol the stamps In tfie vaults of the Internal
Revenue Bureau at the close of business Janu
ary 5, ISiS, have iust submitted their report to
the Secretary. It shows that there were on
hand January It 18S8, when the previous exam
ination was made, 77.621,206 stamps, and that
there wcre received from that date to January
5. 1SS9. 695)811,G30 stamps, making the total to be
acconnte.1 for 773,412.830, representing about
$190,000,000. There were issued and destroyed
during this period 6S0,3S9.35l stamps, leav
ing a balance In the vaults at the date of the
present count of 93,043,4S5 stamps.
The entire transactions of the vear were con
ducted without an error. A force of 66 em
plo es was required during four days to make
HOW IT WILL BE DOXE.
Scnntor Uonr Offers a Plan for the Count
ing In of Harrison.
Washington, January 14. Mr. Hoar intro
duced In the Senate to day a concurrent resolu
tion for the counting of the vote for President
and Vice President, which was referred to the
Committee on Privileges and Elections. It pro
vides that the two Houses of Congress shall
assemble in the hall of the House of Rep
resentatives on Wednesday, February 13 next,
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon: that the President
of the Senate shall be the presiding officer.
That two persons shall be appointed tellers
on the part of the Senate and two on the part
of the House, to make a list of the votes and
to report the result to the President of the Sen
ate, who is to announce the State of the vote
and the persons elected, and (piat that shall be
deemed a declaration of the persons elected
President and Vice President of the United
States, and shall bo entered on the journal of
the two houses.
DEATHS OP A BAY.
Dr. A. R. McClnre.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Bellaire, 0.,-January 14. Ur. A. E. McClnie,
a well-known physician of this city, aled suddenly
his afternoon of congestion of the lungs. He
leavs a wife and two children. The remains will
be taken to 24 ew Castle for lntermeut.
P. O. Llltlrjohn.
ALLEGAN. Mien.. January 14.-P. O. Little-
John died here yesterday, aped 73. He was the
contractor who built the Haltlmore and Ohio road
qver the taoun tains, and was a brother of Bishop
Llttlejohn, of thcBrooklvn diocese.
TUESDAY, JANUAKY 15,
THE PITTSBURG STAGE.
Large Houses Witness Performances That
Interest and Amnse.
There was a good deal of laughter In the
Bijou Theater last night. A man in the gallery
made about one-third of it: the other specta
tors contributed their share, and the people on
the stage furnished the rest The man in the
gallery was vastly amused, and couldn't help
letting everybody know it. His laugh wasn't
loud, but It wa3 far reaching and peculiar, and
the consequence was the audience became so
much interested in him that at times they paid
very little attention to .whaMhe actors were
doing or saying.,
As for "A Paper Doll," it is farcical nonsense
of tho very lightest sort. Some of it is amus
ing and a good deal isn't But Kate Castleton
and tho clever people who accompany her are
capable of giving a very good performance,
even if they had nothing to do except dance,
sine and indulge in mJrtb-provoklng tricks.
Miss Castleton is as pleasing as ever, and she
received a most cordial greeting from ber old
admirers. Mr. Peter F. Daily, who played
Horace Buckley, is a comedian of more than
average ability, and he makes an admirable
"right hand man" for sprightly Dolly
Chirruper. Mr. Berte Coote, in the
role of Simon Dovetail? a love-sick
pout indulged in a good many eccentricities
which the gallery seemed to admire. Miss Ada
Deaves as 2Iiss Bucklev. a romantic maiden.
win longet voung, was chiefly remarkable for
hardly as natural as that of the unknown in
the gallery, but it was a refreshing noveltv
nevertheless. The rest of the cast did very well
the little thev had to do. There was a large
house, and it is safe to predict a successful
week for "A Paper Doll."
' Herrmann's Legerdemain.
Herrmann, D'Alvinl, Madame Herrmann
and a number of assistants gave a performance
at the Grand Opera House, which was doubt
less satisfactory to those who had not seen It
befbre. Aside from the novel, startling and
horrible act which is sufficiently described by
the title that -Herrmann gives it "Crema
tion," there was very little in the pro
gramme that was new. Herrmann performed
numerous tricks, which occupied him for
about half an hour. Then came a long wait
(these waiting spells, by the way, were numer
ous and intolerably protracted;, after which
D'Alvinl succeeded in mystifying everybody
by his dexterous feats. Then succeeded "cre
mation," which must have made everybody
nervous, except those who delight in the ultra
sensational, and afterrard a number of pretty
magic lantern pictures the very same ones
which wcre exhibited in the same theater last
year and more of Herrmann's sleight-of-hand.
An unusually large Monday night audi
enca was present.
One of the Finest.
"One of tho Finest" as given by Ed J. Has
son's Company at Harris' Theater this week,
will please the large audiences that one looks
for and is sure to find at this popular house.
The long list of characters, from JohnMithler,
the model German policeman, to the inmates
of the insane asylum and the wharf rats, are
equal to all demands on them, and the scenery
and properties of the play are also good. In
terest in the familiar drama, from the first act
to the end, is well sustained, and the climaxes
all evoke hearty applause. Matinees this week
are given daily.
Rice's Vaudeville Stars.
This company gave a capital performance,
which was witnessed by a crowded house, at
Harry Williams' Academy. Jack Dempsey,
"the Nonpareil," in a friendly encounter with
Denny Costigau, was of course the leading at
traction. Clever special acts, amusing variety
business, songs, etc., made up a good and in
teresting programme. Among the well-known
"stars" aro Thomas & Watson. Ward fc Lynch,
Miss Emma Rogers, Harry McAvoy and the
Coffee, the skeleton dude, still occupies first
place among tho many curiosities at tho Casino
Museum. This -will be his last week here.
Other interesting freaks are the baby midget
and Colonel Decker, the English dude. A large
number of clever variety people give a good
Plltsbnrgers Complimented for Heroism at
the Recent Dlsnster.
From the New York Tribune.
There was the case of Fireman Snyder, in
Pittsburg, who risked his life to rescue a mes
senger boy. 14 years old. from the ruins of a
seven-story building blown dnwn by the tor
nado. The boy was pinned down in the cellar
by a scantling that lay across his breast. Above
him was a mass of timbers and bricks appar
ently kept in place by the scantling. Snyder
not a name that would ordinarily suggest
heroism came forward and offered to cut the
timber awav, taking the risk of being crushed
to death by the avalanche that might come
down upon him. Happily, there was no col
lapse of the overhanging mass, and the boy
was taken home to die in his parents' arms. It
is more than likely that tlat poor father and
mother think a good deal of Snyder, and think
none the less of him because his name is not
what would bo called high-sounding. It may
be that they get a little wet about the eyelids
when that very prosaic name is mentioned.
Let us hope tbey do.
Then there was Father Canevin, who, with a
man named Devlin, was supplying the same
poor boy with a drink of water, at the peril of
both their lives, when he saw a wall falling
upon them. He gave his companion a push so
as to save him, and then met te shock in such
a way that he might save as much breathing
space as possible for the imprisoned lad. The
priest was a hero, and we need not lose sight of
that fact because there have been many such
priests, or because we take heroism in such
men as a matter of course.
And why is not Abraham Lincoln Pcarsol a
good name, that something of a hero? He is
the Pittsburg steamboat mate who appeared
on the scene without any authority but that
given him by his pluck and brains, and took
charge of the work of rescuo from the ruins.
It was Pearsol who scaled a tottering wall and
lassood a seven-story chimney which' was
threatening life every moment that it remained
standing, and which could then be pulled down.
Up to his arrival that chimney seemed to be a
hopeless problem, but Pearsol solved it prompt
ly by the simple problem of putting his own
body in peril. Whenever we want a seven
story chimney lassoed we shall send for Pear
sol. He is xa brave and ready man, and no
TIIE SUGAR BOUNTY.
An Amendment to the Senntc Tnrifl" Bill for
the Benefit of the South.
Washington, January 14. When the
Senate resumed consideration of the tariff bill
to-day Sir. Allison, on the part of the Finance
Committee, reported .two new sections which
he proposed to offer as amendments. They
relate to a bounty on sugar, and provide that,
until Apiil, 1S0U, there shall be paid to the
producer ot sugar (testing not less than SO
degrees by the polariscope) from beet,
sorghum or sugar cane, grown within the
United States, a bounty of 1 cent a pound,
under such rules and regulations as the Com
missioners of Internal Revenue, with the ap
proval of the Secretary of the Treasury, shall
prescribe. Tho bounty is to be paid annually
from the duties collected on imported sugar.
The pending question was on the amend
ment offered by Mr. Gray last Saturday to
section 2,510, as to the admission of material,
free of duty, necessary for the construction
and equipment of vessels built in the United
States for foreign account and ownership, or
for the foreign trade the amendment being to
strike out of the section the words "angles,
beam and bolts, and copper and composition
metal which may be necessary for the con
struction and equipment of vessels." and to
insert In lieu thereot the words "sheets, angles,
beams and bolts, deck and bulb-beams;
together with all structural-shaped iron or
Bteel and copper and composition metal; forg
tngs of iron or steel; castings of iron, steel or
composition: flues and tubes of-Iron, steel or
composition; machinery and parts of machines;
and all other articles of foreign production
necessary for the construction and equipment
of steamers or other ves-els."
This amendment, together with several
others, was rejected, all of them on strict party
The Drng Clerk in Kentucky.
From the Chlcasro Times. 1
The State Board of Pharmacy of Kentucky
has been ta'ken to task for granting a certificate
of proficiency to a young man who failed to
pass an examination. It was not the young
man's fault, probably. The chances are that
he showed the board how he could fill a pint
flask, stopper It, and then gave them a new
way to draw the stopper, and the board sup
posed that was all a Kentucky drug clerk
should know and issued the certificate.
Prom the Hew York Trlbune.1
Yellow Jack ha3 formed a working alliance
with both, Legitime and Hyppollte against the
AN AMERICAN BELLE.
How She ! Brought TJp, Educated and
Trained for Social Life.
From the Providence Journal. 1
A New York girl is as brilliant beautiful and
Incomprehensible a thing as one of Browning's
poems. Happening to sit at lunch the other
day next to one of the most successful debu
tantes of the season I thought I would mako
some gentle inquiries about her earlier life.
She was a charming creature, eminently New
Yorkish, and, without being strictly handsome,
was irresistible. She was tall and not too
slight with a well developed fleure. A warm
color mantled on ber clear cheek, and her
.features were fairly regular, tho chief attrac
tion being a pair of large, dark blue eyes,
shaded by long lashes, which she'knew very
well to be her best point, and used with great
effect As she pulled off her long gray gloves
and took up her oyster fork I noticed her
beautiful hands, which were long nd slender,
with perfect almond-fhaped nails that bespoke
the manicure's frequent care, and taper
fingers. Her rings were few, but costly too
"Where did you go to school?" I asked, to
begin with. "In New York, or were you at
boarding school somewhere?"
She turned her beautiful eyes upon me in
pretty perplexity. When she spoke her voice
was dellghtfnl, quite English In its rich, gen
erous quality, and she talked slowly, with a
sort of quiet dignity that was very charming.
"Oh, nol I never went to school," said she,
smiling. "I had a governess and masters at
home. My governess taught me the necessary
smatterings of history, arithmetic and geogra
phy, and being a Frenchwoman always spoke
ber own language with me. My maid was also
French, that being ono of my earliest accom
plishments. Then masters came in for German
and Italian, music anddanemg. Oh, dearl what
care they did takel I had to walk somany hoars
a day, take a cold plunge bath every morning
that was for my complexion go to the dentist
every month, have my hair brushed by Celine
for an hour every night before I went to bed,
and sit for a long time every morning with my
shoulder strained against a back board to
make sure that my figure would be good. I rose
every morning at 7 and went to bed every night
at 8. This nent on until I was 16.
n'At 16," she said, "they took me aboard.
Even on the steamer I was not allowed to make
any acquaintances. I spent a year at school in
Leipsic, a very small and expensivo place,
where there were young German girls of high
degree and a scattering of English and Ameri
cans: from the best families, with whom I was
not only permitted but instructed to bee ime
Intimate. Then mamma came again, and this
time took me to Paris, where I stayed another
year at the Sacre Coeur. Then I was 18, and it
was time to prepareYor the Important event of
mv coming out I left the convent in March,
arid for the next three months we had a most
glorious time getting my things to
gether in Paris. I assure you mamma
spent quite 810,000 for the gown, hats
and chiffon, she said were absolutely neces
sary for my first season. From a mere child 1
suddenly bloomed into a young woman.
Mamma took me with her to one or two enter
tainments in Paris; after that we went to Lon
don just for tho end of the season, but it was
divine: then to Newport for August, to Lenox
for September and October, to Tuxedo for
November, and then to New York, where early
this month mamma gave a great reception to
introduce me. And such a good time as I have
had since. I think, after' all, it is a good plan
to keep girls in the background until they are
ready to come out They enjoy It all the more
because everything Is so new."
Certainly, her education had been an unmiti
gated success. She asked me to come and see
ber, which I did the next day. She lived in a
gorgeous house on Fifth avenue, away up by
the park, and I fonnd h'cr in a lovely littienest
her own rooms, a dainty chamber all white
and gold, with silver brushes and combs and
glasses strewn all over the toilet table, costly
favors, trophies of her many triumphant co
tillons decking the walls, and .her.Christmas
gifts, which were worth a small fortune,
thrown carelessly about here and there. Then
she bad a luxurious little boudoir besides.
Herbrisk. white-capped maid, a quick-witted
Frenchwoman, anticipated her every want
She bad but to ask for a thing, and presto! she
had It, whatever its price, and it really seemed
as If she ought to have been a perfectly happy
But ah! The little rift within the lute! She
had given her young heart to Philip Van Van
derness, who has only $3,000 a year. To at
tempt matrimony on that meager pittance
would be sheer madness,so the fair debutante's
papa declares, and be utterly scorns such a
Jiartl. The debutante, herself knows it to be
mpossiblc, and while she tells her impecunious
lover that she can never marry any man who
hasn't at least an income ten times as large as
his she feels that she would rather be less fond
of the luxury which has become necessity to
her and be happy in a simple way. That how
ever, her education had made out of tho ques
tion. HARRISON'S CALLER.
A Countryman Who Wished to be Certain
He Wns Visiting the President-Elect.
Indianapolis, January 14. An interesting
anecdote is told here recently which shows
what odd callers General Harrison sometimes
has. The first story dates back to the days
just after tho election. A big countryman, It is
said, in high rough boots, and with his shirt
front open to the air, stalked across the Gen
eral's lawn one afternoon, and not recognizing
the electric bell button, gave several resound
ing thumps on the front door. General Harri
son was sitting in the front parlor with a few
friends, and, taking the situation in ata glance,
stepped out into the hall and opened the door
himself. The backwoodsman walked in un
abashed, and asked in stentorian tones if he
was speaking to General Harrison.
"Yes, ray name is Harrison," said the President-elect.
"So you're to bo our next President," the big
Hoosier continued with a bold front. "I never
seen a real President, so I thought I'd come out
and see you."
This was the ending point of the country
man's ideas. He hemmed and haw ed, and then
"Well, well, so you're to be our next Presi
dent." "Yes," said the General smillnglv.
"Well, I'm glad to see a live President"
Then the six-foot visitor fell into the old
round once more. After the fourth or fifth in
quiry as to whether he was going to be the
next President, the General said good-hu-moredlj:
"Yes, I suppose so, if I live until the 4th of
Finally the countrvman backed out of the
door, fully satisfied that be had done his duty
to the President-elect, and had had a highly
conventional and delightful interview."
SENATOR HOAR RE-ELECTED.
He Will Have No Opposition for the United
Special iciCKl.iu tv .lit. viav.HU, .
boston, January 14. ueorge trisDie ioar
will be re-elected to the United States Senate
to-morrow without any opposition. There is
no outside interest in the election on this ac
count The members of both parties held
caucuses to-day, the Republicans devotine the
time to eulogizing Senator Hoar, llle the
Democrats voted to cast a complimentary vote
for General Patrick A. Collins.
In the Democratic caucus the first vote re
sulted in a tie between General Collins and the
Hon. William E. Russell, of Cambridge. On
the second ballot General Collins leceived a
majority, and then the vote was made unani
mous. To-morrow both parties will go through
the form of an election, and will announce
Senator Hoar's return to the Senate for the
next six years.
NO DRINKS OR DANCttG.
Boston Preachers Protest Against Either
During the Innngurntlon Ceremonies.
Boston, January 11 The Boston Evangeli
cal Alliance of Ministers, comprising all Evan
gelical denominations, adopted a resolution to
day, expressing Its conviction, that out of re
spect for President Harrison, the purchase and
use of intoxicating liquors be dispensed with
at the inauguration coremony, and a ceremony
substituted for the usual ball.
There Are Some Happy Americans.
From the New York Tribune.
There are some American citizens in Alaska
who haven't yet heard who was elected. This
is very unfortunate, but they can comfort
themselves with the reflection that they don't
have to read anything about the Cabinet
Tnsfflnc From Cigarette Smoking.
Special 1 eleVram to the Dispatch.
Williamsport, January 14. Horace W.
Watkins, 63 years old, has become Insane from
the effects of excessive cigarette smoking. He
has been taken to the Danville asylum for
What It Cost.
From the New York World.
After all our little campaign to Hayttha
cost a dozen lives. The celebrated, battle of
New Orleans under Jackson only cost us seven.
THE GOSSIP OF GOTHAM.
Why thfl Bnhbnlh Is Observed.
fNIW YOnit BUBXAU 6FXCIALS.1
JMKwyORK, January t Colonel Elliott F.
Sbepard tells to-day in hlsnewspaper, the Mail
and JSxprets, why his Board of Directors of the
Fifth Avenue Stage Company decided to dis
continue running stages on Sunday. Here is
his explanation: "The financial folly of break
ing tho fourth commandment as If there were
no God, or He had repealed that or any other
of His commandments, has been fully demon
strated by nearly a year's experience, in the
os3 of ho'rses, dishonesty and carelessness of
drivers, and general dilapidation of property,
estimated by some to be equal to more than 10
per cent of tho capital. In one year."
A Struggle Over a Swamp.
Austin Corbin is having a legal tussel with
William and Hewlett Weeks, of Babylon. L.
I. The small bit of Babjlon that Mr. Corbin
does not own belongs to the Weeks brothers.
Mr. Corbin's estate Is a big park, carefully
drained and stocked with 310,000 worth of deer.
Mr. Corbin has also a trout preserve and any
number of like luxuries. But he can't enjoy
them, he thinks, till the Weeks brothers drain
their swamp. The malaria induced by the
stagnant water on the Weeks farm has fre
quently givSn him the ague. The Weeks
brothers say they will do what they wish with
their own swamp. Mr. Corbinis lawyer ba3
been telling a judge all day why they should be
compelled to drain it
Sad Accident In a Bowling Alley.
Joseph Lomica took his little danghter to a
meeting of bis bowling club last night. He put
her down at the side ot the alley, just as John
Schmidt began to bowl. Schmidt stumbled as
be threw his first ball, and sent the ball
through the air instead of along the alley. It
struck little Katie Lomica on the head. She is
still unconscious and cannot recover.
She Snw a Great Growth.
Lady Superior Maria Seraflna,ot the Convent
ot the Sisters of St. DomlnicBrooklyn, died of
heart disease this morning. She was 60 years
old. She became Lady Superior of the con
vent in 1864, when it bad but 29 sisters. It now
A Fatal Qnarrel .Over Marbles.
John Smith, 11 years old, and Edward Braol,
13 years old quarreled to-day over a game of
marbles. They began fighting. Young Braol
struck Smith on the head with a board. The
blow was so violent as to cause concussion of
the brain. Young Smith will die. The police
are looking for the playmate, who ran away.
Stnbbed by strikers.
James Winters, G5 years old, and the father
of four children, refused to join the strike of
carpet weavers In Higgins' factory. Last night
Patrick Reiliy and Daniel McNichol knocked
him down in the street, beat him and stabbed
him. He is in a hospital and his assailants are
Done for Her Diamonds.
Mrs. Emma Holesworth and her daughter
called UDon Mrs. Elizabeth Huberlast evening.
They looked at Mrs. Huber's diamonds and
asked her to show them her new watch. While
Mrs. Huber was upstairs gettinghernew watch
her diamond earrings, valued at 1600, disap
peared. She bad Mrs. Holesworth arrested for
stealing them this morning. Both women are
well-to-do and dress elegantly.
A HOPEFUL SITUATION.
The Inter-Stato Commerce Railway Asso
ciation a Commendnble Organization
Special Telegram to the'Dlspatch.
New York, January 14. Henry Clew & Son
sav to-day: The event of the week in financial
circles, has, of course, been the formation of
the Inter-State Commerce Railway Association,
the main objects of which shall be the enforce
ment of the Inter-State Commerce law and
the establishment of reasonable and stable
It is almost unnecessary to say that such ob
jects are in every way commendable and fair.
Stockholders have had just cause for insisting
upon more Integrity in management in fair re
turns on their Investments; and shippers can
have no canse of complaint so long as rates are
maintained upon an equitable basis and all are
placed upon equal toottng, stability of rates
being essential to a healthy development of
The general situation outside of Wall street
ishopefnl. Trade Is reviving slowly after the
quiet incidental to the holidays, and we hear
few complaints about the volume of business.
The railroads continue to show Increased gross
earnings, and with continued favorable
weather conditions should soon be able to
make even better comparisons than last year.
In one respect however, the present mild
weather is a positive disadvantage, as It checks
sleighing, tho only means of transportation in
many of the country districts, and thus delays
the marketing of crops. It also lessens the
consumption of heavy clothing; still these are
only minor drawbacks, finding compensation in
other directions. Tho tendency of money
is toward lower rates both here and in
Europe, though tho prospects of gold exports
may mako the decline relatively less here than
abroad. Tho bank statement was surprisingly
good, showing an Increase of 57,216,050 In sur
plus reserve, duo mainly to Government pay
ments and partly to the return of currency from
the interior. Txmdon displays rather more con-
nuence in Amqncan securities, out is inactive,
and our own market lacks the advantage of an
outside interest, the public still showing little
speculative activity. For the time being wo
advise against short sales, except for quick
turns, and then only on top of sharp rallies;
whilo buying should be confined to moderate
reactions, taking profits upon any pronounced
RAN AWAI WITH A BOARDER,
And tho Young Lady's Father Wns So Angry
Tfant He Fired Their Baggage.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Geneva, N. Y., January 14. Miss Lulu
Stetson and John Peterson, of Geneva, eloped
on Wednesday and were married at Romulus
by the Rev. J. W. Jacks. They told Mr. Jacks
that they were from Penn Yan. Peterson is a
malster. Lulu Is the daughter of E. G. Stet
son, a dentist Peterson went there to board
two months ago. and thus became acquainted
with Lulu. Before that he had paid his ad
dresses for a year to Bridget Jennings, who is
employed by W. C. Hopkins, an electric doctor.
On Christmas Day he gave Bridget a handsome
gold watch, but it seems Lulu stole his heart
away, and a short time ago he asked Bridget
fora return of the watch. She gave it to him.
Mr. and Mrs. Stetson objected to Peterson's
attentions to their danghter, and forbade her
accepting him. It is said that when Mr. Stet
son learned what had occurred he had the
trunks of tho bride and groom picked and
placed upon tho back stoop of his house.
THE SWEETEST OP TRUSTS.
Adrian College Boys Form a Corner in tho
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Adrian. Sficn., January 14. Among the
features of Adrian College which are not set
forth in the annual catalogue is a "best girl
trust." The young men are sworn to secrecy
and to abide by the rules of the trust the ob
ject being tho monopoly of the best girls
in the college. The organization began
by selecting as many girls as thero
were members of tho trust who were divided
by lot, the provision being that each man
should entirely monopolize the lady assigned
to him for one month, and to allow no other
man to escort her on foot, on pain of a heavy
fine and imprisonment in a coal shed until re
leased by the faculty.
At the end of the'montb each member must
trade girls with some other member, if called
upon to do so. The trust has been in operuion
for some time, and it is said to be flourishing.
They Withdraw From a College Because a
Professor Is Superceded.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
New York. January 11 Delancey Arm
strong, on behalf of the 91 students of the New
York Cullege of Dentistry, who rebelled at the
action of the University Medical College
toward Prof. WeiS3e. presented a paper to
Dean Charles J. Pardee, of the medical college,
tolay formally notifying him of their with
drawal. The withdrawal will not materially
affect the work of the students this year, as
tbey have practically completed the work
which was required of them. It is possible
that the dental students will ultimately go to
some other college, or that a dissecting r.iom
will he established in connection with the den
Fifteen of the 91 disaffected students, who
had intended to enter the medical college after
graduating from the college of dentistry, have
decided to go elsewhere. -
There are 1,000 registered dentists In
A singular accident happened at Al
bany recently. A horse being ridden was sud
denly paralyzed and its hoofs gave way, turn
ing up to its fetldcks, while the horse camo
down on its ankle bones.
There is a married man in Atlanta who
wears eyeglasses with a gold rim. His wffa
wears eyeglasses too, and tho two pairs are just
alike. They are the parents of three, children
the youngest being 18 years of age and each
of the children are near-sighted so much so
that they wear eyeglasses too. Five pairs of
eyeglasses in one family Is rather unusual.
Habitual beating down is one of the
very bad habits. Recently an Oxford county,
Maine, man went Into a meat market to buy a
small piece of liver. "How much?" asked tha
man. "I will make you a present of that," said
the butcher. Tho man put on his most know
ing look, stepped back, rubbed his hands to
gether, looked the butcher square In the eye,
and said: "Ain't teat rather high?"
A Buffalo girl got rid of an undesirable
suitor in a unique way. He proposed n th
way homo from church Sunday evening; and
tho fair creature, who is "o'er young to marry,"
said "yes," but added that she would not marry
him till he gained the consent ot her father.
The young man discovered the next day that
the young lady's father died several years ago.
and the disappointed lover has emigrated to
While excavating a cut beyond Kincha
foonee creek, near Buena Vista, Ga., the rail
road hands took out a wagonload of bones, and
among them was a skull with a bullet bole In
the back of the bead. Along with these bones
was a crude earthen pot made of some kind of
material which looked like marl. The presence
of the pot leaves the impression that thev were
Indian bones, as it was a custom with the red
man to bury some kind of a trophy with the
dead. It was no doubt a graveyard made when
the creek was lined with redskins.
The queerest Sunday service held in
Maine, or perhaps in the country, is that of the
Liberal fraternity which meets every Sabbath
afternoon in a hall in Portland, Me. Hero infi
dels, agnostics, Spiritnalists, Buddhists and
thinkers of various shades of heterodoxy come
together and do battle. The service generally
consists of a free discussion, in which everv
man Is Invited to expatiate upon his creed: but
occasionally some clergyman or speaker of rep
utation is Invited to address the assembly. The
strangest of notions get an airing here, and
sometimes provoke a heated controversy.
The curious story of the travels of 'a let
ter is told by the following: On April 6. 1SS7, a
letter, bearing nearly a dozen postmarks was
received at Takoma, D. C. Where It had been
since it was committed to the mail at South
Waterford, Me., on March 1, could only partly
be guessed: but a synopsis of the history of
some of its travels may be given thus: March
10, arrived at Takoma, W. T., remailed for re
turn eastward; March 19. received at Chicago
postotllce: March 19. mailed to Takoma, D. C:
April 4, again mailed at Chicago postofSce:
April 5, received at Washington, I). C, and
forwarded to Takoma, D. C.
The man who builf the first rolling mill
in the United States i3 in Atlanta, Ga. In 1S23
Major Walton built at Bunton, N. J., the first
rolling mill in operation in this conntry. He
was then a young man, having been born on
the Isle of Man in 1S0S, and had just finished
his apprenticeship in New York. In the sarao
year he built at Pumpton, N. J., the first blast
furnace, which is still there. In 1827 Major
Walton also built at Lnckige, N. Y., the first
mill for manufacturing implements and arti
cles sold in hardware stores. The Major has
been in the iron business ever since ha was 14,
except such times as he was fighting Indians,
Mexicans, and the Federal soldiers.
There is a man in Oxford county,
Maine, who claims great things for one of bis
boys in the line of scholarship, and says he has
already ciphered from "ambition to chemical
features," and Is in hopes, before school closes,
be will get so to "fluctuate in cancelation."
Having once a large rising on his neck, which
was very painful, he was persuaded by bis
friends to have a doctor called in. The doctor
left ingredients for a poultice to be made and
applied to the neck. The patient swallowed
the poultice, declaring that he bad rather it
would break on the inside, so there would be
no scar, and when asked by a neighbor what
the doctor called the sore, be said it was a
Society is flourishing in the north of
Georgia. In a newspaper account of a Christ
mas dance at a convict camp the following oc
curs: "John Towns, an active young man from
Fulton, who was hired several months ago bv a
jewelry drummer in Atlanta to transport his
valise, the location of which he forgot when
the drummer found him with the assistance of
the police, danced with Miss Emma Johnson, a
coquettish young hief from Bibb county. Mr.
Towns is spending five years at the camp, al
though the Judge offered to give bimtwo years
off the time if he would be able to tell where
he carried the valise of jewelry. He couldn't
remember, and so he will stay five years In
stead of three."
A correspondent of a Boston paper tells
this dog story: "Last fall I received a letter
from my son saying that he and bis wife and
daughter were coming to pay us a visit; he con
cluded by saying: 'Kill the fatted calf and put
a bottle on ice.' I read the letter aloud to my
wife, the dog (an Irish setter) sitting up beside
me and looking on so wise that I called my
wife's attention to bim, saying: 'Look at the
judge!' After I bad finished reading, he barked
to go out, and did notget homeuntil quite late.
He came in the sitting room where I was read
ing, and made such demonstrations that I fol
lowed him to the outside door, and in the porch
I found the lower part of the leg of a calf. He
wagged his big tail and jumped up on me, say
ing as plainly as be could: There's the calif,
now yon attend to the bottler "
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
Involuntary Honesty. Taype 'Well, 1
see Sklnem has settled all his debts at last.
Tyfcer You don't tell met What possessed hhs
to 00 It, I wonder?
Taype Necessity. He died .Lies.
An Admirer of Art. Gentleman (to lit
tle boy) I say, sonny, where Is the blind man you
wcre leading about yesterday?
Hoy He went to the Art Gallery to look at the
pictures. Texas Sitings.
Tommy I say, pa, ain't it a pity wa
can't eat a porcupine?
Pa Why, Tommy?
'Because we could use his quills for toothplc J
after we got through eating him." Texas S(rt
ings. Jeweler The inscription yon wish to have
engraved on the Inside of this ring, if I understand
yon, is "Jlarcellus to Irene."
Young 31aa (with some embarrassment) Yes.
that's right. But er-don't cut the "Irene"
deep. Chicago Tribune.
Said a rather frivolous New York lady ,.
"It maybe years and years before I find my Ideal
"And what are you going to do la the mean
time?" "Get married, I suppose." Texas Sitings.
On marriage (cynical view, probably, of
a person who Isn't married):
How like the ague is this boon
Of matrimonial strife!
The fever ends In one short moon,
The chill runs on through life.
Keady to Oblige. Stryke (meeting a
friend) Just the man I wanted to sec. by George! ,
1 came away without my purse this morning.
Lend me a hundred that's a good fellow.
Frlend-Can't do It dear boy. But here's a
dime. Take a street car home and get your purse.
Bobby (in some surprise, looking at tha
new moon) Why, ma, I thought the moon wa
Mother So It Is, my dear.
Bobby-Like a baseball?
Bobby Well, that moon musthave had the stuff
ing knocked out oliUSew Xork Sun.
WondersNever Cease. Proprietor patent
Medicine (In a hospital) My poor friend, I bear
you met with a terrible accident on tho railroad,
near Smith's Crossing?
Patient Yes; 1 was thrown SO feet and given up
"So I heard; and when you regained conscious
ness you were gazing on the big rock which con
tains an advertisement of my stomach bitters."
' 'Well, you have been snatched from the Jaws of
death, and I hvre called fora testimonial." Stio
Modestv's Triumph. Lover I love your ,. r
daughter, Mr. Boodles!
Mr. It Indeedl Have you any money, young ,, .
Lover Not a cent sir. mf
Mr. B.-Aba! Any prospects? '
Lover My prospects will be very bad It you re-'
Mr. B.-Oh, oh! Any vices?
Lover All I know of, sir; If you can teach me
any more I'll learn them.
Mr. B. -Well, by Gad t you are frank at any
rate. Take her, my son, and may you both be su
Lover Thanks, papa. Now, will you please la-
irouuce ut: a uon'i enow ner jsuLUI.