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'25, ' 188fc
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PITTSBPRQ, FRIDAY. JAK. 25. 1SS9.
Either Mr. Edison or Mr. Wcstinghouse,
or both, is making a sad mistake about his
electric lights, or but we hesitate to think
that one or the other is playing a stout
came of bluff. At any rate, here the dear
public have each of the distinguished in
ventors, with his following of lawyers and
investors, declaring by everything that is
Eolemn that only his own system of lighting
is lawful and that the other fellow is an in
fringer. And once in a while is heard the
suggestion that probably neither is correct,
but that some third person started the new
So long as this fight docs not lead to a
monopoly or to a trust, the public will not
worry. Naturally Pittsburg sympathy, as
well as considerable Pittsburg cash, is on
the side of the Pittsburger. But both
Edison and Westinghouse have done a good
thing for the public in relieving them of the
old illuminating gas extortions. It is
equally true that each has made a mint of
money out of the electric light If consum
ers have any pronounced wish it is that
neither shall gain exclusive control of the
market; and that the history of the monu
mental telephone monopoly shall not be
DISABLING A DIVORCE KILL.
The cheerful way in which our Chicago
cotemporaries discuss the mooted amend
ments to the Illinois divorce law is as be
coming as it is unexpected. For a long
while Chicago has prided herself on the
freedom and ease with which divorces could
be obtained within her gates by her own
citizens and strangers from all over the
United States. In her ever-recurring quar
rels with St Louis on the relative im
portance of the two cities Chicago has with
truth maintained that as a resort for men
ana women wanting a cheap, easy and
pleasant divorce she is a long way ahead of
her Southern rival. A rich harvest of gold
has been reaped by Chicago lawyers, hotel
keepers, detectives and professional wit
nesses from the visiting would-be divorcees.
But instead of weeping over the degen
eracy of a Chicago Judge who has had the
temerity to propose two amendments to the
Illinois divorce law, we are delighted to ob
serve that the press of Chicago seems to be
unanimous in its approval of the proposed
reform. One of the two proposed amend
ments, with a view to preventing collusion
or suppression of facts in any divorce case,
authorizes the court to appoint a solicitor to
represent the defendant whenever such ac
tion may be deemed advisable. The other
amendment establishes a period of from one
to ten years, to be set by the Judge, during
which time divorced parties cannot marry
Half the romance and nearly all the per
nicious license which has environed the di
vorce mill in Chicago will be destroyed if
the Legislature adopts these amendments.
It will be an awful blow to the humorists
all over the land to remove the Chicago di
vorce from the sacred preserves of patent
jokedom, but the people will content them
selves as best they can with the remaining
LF.GITIttE'S COUP D'ETAT.
President Legitime, of Hayti, may not be
a great warrior, but he has a great head,
nevertheless. His latest stroke of policy
shows evidence of an originality and fertil
ity of intellectual genius that is simply as
tonishing. Snch a coup d'etat would arouse
the admiration of the world even if
made by a perfect master of state
craft, but coming from the nominal
ruler of a small and not particularly en
lightened nation it is still more remarkable.
He has done what would have been an im
possibility to Alexander the Great, Julius
Cesar, Napoleon and other famous charac
. ters of history. JTot that Legitime is more
fertile in expedients than any of these,
but because in their day the conditions did
sot exist which makes such an achievement
The Haytian President, quick to take ad
vantage of modern scientific knowledge,
has, it appears, converted the electric cable
into an instrument of warfare and is util
izing it to spread abroad his fame and the
story of his military exploits. It costs him
81 35 a word to report the capture of a town
by his army, but this is far less costly than
to fight a battle, even if prompted by ambi
tion, he chooses to make the account an ex
tended one, full of laudatory epithets re
garding himself. So far as we are aware,
the credit for the discovery of this method of
making history belongs to Legitime alone.
Its boundless possibilities must be patent to
alL How easy, after the brave warrior has
succeeded in conquering by cable the insur
gents on his own island, to move upon this
country in the same way, and flood all
Europe with newspaper reports of the cap
ture ot Washington by the troops of the
black republicl It is an easy thing to as
tonish the world and gain notoriety at the
same time. But the cruel exposure at the
start of the Haytian President's little game
is likely to nip in the bud a most promising
MOONSHINE ON PS0HIBITI0N.
A very novel argument in favor of pro
hibition is reported by our special commis
sioner in his dispatch from Somerset county,
which will be found elsewhere in this issue.
The gentleman who presents the argument
appears to belong to a class common in the
mountain districts of Somerset, and we
draw from his remarks that he thinks there
are many avocations in life less respectable
than moonshining, as the manufacturing of
whisky without the license of the law is
According to this authority the moon
shiners are strong advocates of prohibition.
They want the licensing of whisky manu
facture to cease. They will vote for prohi
bition, and if it wins they think, aud with
considerable justice, that the United States
revenue officers will not be so numerous in
the State; that the demand for whisky will
not be lessened, and that as a -result of the
dejttre reign of temperance the moonshiners
will have fewer enemies to contend with in
their business, and more friends to supply
The DisrATCn has set out to illuminate
the prohibition question in all its phases,
and the moonshiners of Somerset deserve
consideration with the rest
THE TS0UBLE WITH GERMANY.
So long has peace with foreign nations
been the fortune of the United States that
our people are slow to seriously think that
the breeze which has suddenly sprung up
in the Samoan quarter will eventuate in war.
But it would be the height ot folly to
ignore threatening possibilities which at
tach to this rupture, such as have had no
precedent in any other complications with
foreign powers in the past twenty years.
First of all, the United States has now to
deal with a power which, conscious of its
own great military strength, is less amen
able to the milder influences of diplomatic
methods of settling quarrels than any other
Government in existence. As has been
pointed out in these columns, Germany has
lately entered upon ambitious schemes of
colonization. While pushing them with the
great vigor that marks all German move
ments, her agents have been far from for
tunate in dealing with the natives. This is
as true of the German efforts in Africa as in
Samoa. The skill which English officials
have acquired, through long experience, in
dealing with semi-civilized or barbarous peo
pleamong whom they colonize isnot possessed
by the Germans, who are newer and ruder
hands at the bnsiness. "Where the one
nation tempers or supplements its
arguments of force by intrigue
and diplomacy, the other relics
very much on main strength and awkward
ness. Only those who regularly read the
English newspapers can understand what
embarrassments have already arisen on this
subject between London and Berlin. While
England views with jealousy German entry
upon colonization schemes, policy has dic
tated a willingness to co-operate; but the
London papers are continually and bitterly
complaining alike of the troubles brought on
by German want of tact in handling the na
tives and of the brusque and rude way that
Bismarck disregards the diplomatic advice
and suggestions of the English Government
It is almost comic to witness the wry faces
and the almost anguished expressions of
Cousin John over these traits of German
statesmanship. But so far England has
felt it to be wisest to pull along with the
wicked partner, pocketing the snubs but
deprecating openly the Berlin ways.
There is no sign at all that the arbitrary
Bismarck and his impetuous young master
propose to show more consideration to the
United States than to England. What
knowledge they have of the resources or of the
spirit of this country can only be surmised.
If they know of our want of a war navy, the
knowledge is not of a kind to inspire cour
tesy where the habit does not exist Already
it is not surprising that the German Govern
ment organs affect an almost contemptuous
indifference in "respect to the United States'
protests about Samoa, and that reinfore
ments have been sent to the islands in place
of a letter of regret to Washington.
The teleorams from London since the fuss
began also wear a rather sinister aspect. One
day we hear that Great Britain has an under
standing with our Government; the next day
it is with Berlin that London is in accord;
yesterday, a telegram tells us, there was a com
motion in official circles in London over an
article in the Cologne Gazette which was re
garded there as a deliberate defiance of the
United States. It looks as though Cousin
John were engaged in the friendly office of
patting each side alternately on the back
and arranging nicely the chip on the aggres
sive shoulder. Lord Sackville's dismissal
is doubtless privately as fresh in mind as
Prince Bismarck's rudeness to England.
Such are some of the influences which go
to aggravate the situation. But whatever
the circumstances it would be pusillanimous
for the United States to permit the recent
outrages on Americans and insults to
the flag to pass without explanation and
apology. Every citizen will sustain the
disposition shown by Congress so far.
After what has happened in the Haytian
matter and the warning scream of the eagle
in respect to the Panama Canal, to bow to
actual and intended effronts from Bismarck,
if such they prove, will hardly be thought
of by anyone in authority. But it is as
well also to bear in mind the fact that the
business ahead is one which is more likely
to be serious than any other complication the
United States has had since the civil war
BELIEF FOB THE POLICE.
A bill was presented to the Legislature at
Harrisburg yesterday by Police Superin
tendent Gamble Weir, which provides for
the formation of a fund for the relief of
aged and disabled policemen in cities of the
second class. The Dispatch's corre
spondent at Harrisburg says that the Cor
poration Committee, to whom the bill was
referred, regard the bill favorably. Only
the general outline of the bill is known to
us, but it cannot be denied that its object is
worthy, and soms of the provisions for rais
ing the fund seem to be eminently satisfac
tory. The claim made for the fund on the pro
ceeds of the liquor licenses to the extent of
two per cent would seem to be based on a
modest estimate of the amount of injury in
flicted on police officers bymenwhomliquor
has made violent The other sources from
which it is proposed to draw the relief fund
are mostly fines for infractions, now seldom
noticed, of certain city ordinances, or
licenses which a minority of those who do
so should take out. Therefore one generally
beneficial result of the passage of the bill
can be predicted. The police officers will
be encouraged and reminded to enforce
obedience to many city ordinances and
State laws which might just as well have
been repealed long ago for all the good they
have done. The carrying of concealed
weapons will become dangerous to the car
rier as well as to his enemies and friends;
the curs will decrease under the pressure of
a bona fide dog tax, and saloon-keepers will
have to keep their places closed on Sundays
and after midnight more rigidly even than
they do now.
In short the bill may prove to be for the
public's relief and protection as well as for
that of the city police force.
TnE discovery of a gang of imitation ink
makers in Chicago, and the revelation that
the bogus fluid fades a few months after use,
may encourage rich bachelors of a timid
nature to lay in a stock of the ink for use in
The significance of Mrs. Harrison's visit
to Philadelphia and New York under the
escort of Mr. John Wanamaker is not
likely to be underrated. If it does not in
dicate the preferences of GeneralJBarrison
as regards Cabinet timber, it certainly
shows that Mrs. Harrison has good sense in
intrusting herself and daughter to such a
hospitable and polished man as John Wana
maker. John Wanamakeb seems-to be in great
luck. He got through Pittsburg with his
distinguished guests without being inter
viewed, and ho will not be able to contra
dict himself until this morning in Phila
delphia. A Chicago Congressman has a bill the
object of which is to change the spelling of
all words in public documents so that it
shall conform to the phonetic method. No
reform of the language would result even if
the measure should become a law, for if
there is any class of American literature
which nobody ever reads it is found in those
volumes labelled "Pub. Docs."
If the real estate agents make good their
offer of asking only a year's rent for 14
months' occupation of a house, the old say
ing that it is cheaper to move than pay rent
will doubtless gain a new significance.
The London Times was reported yester
day to have secured fresh and important
documents from the United States, which it
proposed to fire off against the Parncllites.
Doubtless the documents are fresh from
the Times' evidence factory but nobody
expects them to be important, except as ex
amples of what professional perjurers can
New York's State capitol has cost about
$18,000,000. It is thought that the judicious
expenditure of a somewhat smaller sum will
put it such shape that it will stand without
WnAT a happy thing it would be for
Europe in arms if all the countries in the
Old World could follow tho example of
jolly King Kalakaua of the Sandwich
Islands and reduce their several armies to
brass bands of not more than sixty' five
Now that the unfortunate Miss Coffin is
to be shut up in an asylum Mr. Bellew is
doubtless trying to devise some new scheme
to advertise himself and Mrs. Potter.
An Ohio man, who doesn't wish to have
his name known, has invented a flying ma
chine. The general public, having never
before heard of an Ohio man who didn't
want his name known, will probably do as
it pleases about believing this story.
PE0MINENT PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
Berlin University has 5,790 students entered
for the present winter term, of whom 171 are
Robert Mann Woods, a Jolict editor, pro
poses to sue Chicago to recover 00,000 alleged
damages caused by the Chicago sewage drlTlng
the tenants out of a block which he owns im
mediately adjoining tho dam.
Musical circles in Paris are very enthusiastic
about a little girl of 13, named Dautin, whoso
talent as a violinist promises a female Paga
nini. Her performance of Max Brnch's Con
certo won a perfect ovation for this infant
phenomenon at a recent concert at tho Chat
elet, "Sir" William Conrad Reeves, Chief
Justice of Barbadoes, just knighted by Victo
ria, is a colored man. His mother was a full
blooded negrcss. His father was a Scotch
planter. The Chief Justice began life as a
printer. Ho has served as Solicitor and At
torney General of the colony, and resigned the
last because of a disagreement with Governor
Sir John Hennesey on West Indian federation.
He has served for six years as Chief Justice.
It is Count Herbert Bismarck to whom we
are particularly indebted for the present dis
turbed condition of Samoa. He has mado the
affairs of the latter his pet bobby, and has
devoted much attention thereto. Indeed, tho
head of a largo Hamburg firm who has been a
resident of the Samoa Islands for many years,
and who during tho recent Samoan troubles
had an interview with Count Herbert, re
marked: "I lelt as if I had been talking to
somebody who lived on the islands."
The New York World says: The hero
and heroine of the latest novel by
Edgar Saltus, "A Transaction in Hearts," are
in a very serious condition. The author as
serts that the former has eyes "of that green
black which is noticeable in dysodile coal,"
while the heroine has a skin which is "ebur
nean in its clarity," while her eyes are "of
iserine." Probably nothing can be done for
the hero, but the heroine should consult an
expert oculist at once. Iserine eyes are not in
curable, though the treatment for them is neces
A pleasant incident is told of Mme. Cahen,
who has just received the Cross of the Legion
of Honor. After the Franco-German war, she
went throe times to Germany to look after the
wounded French soldiers. She was introduced
to the old Empress Augusta, who talked to her
for two hours, and said, when she took leave of
her visitor, "Madame, I should like a link to
exist between you and me," and, taking her
own Red CrosB, she put it round Mme. Cahen's
neck, saying. "The only value of this cross is
that it is a sign of how we have both tried to
mitigate the misery of our fellow creatures."
MORE MONET FOR CONSULS.
The Senntorlal Committee Rnlses tho Homo
Over llalf a Million.
Washington, January 24. The Senate
Committee on Appropriations has concluded
its work on the Consular and diplomatic, mili
tary academy and pension bills, and Senator
Hale expected to report them to-day. The
consular bill, as it came from the House, ap
propriated 1,437,000; the Senate Committee in
creased the total to 2,050,000. Tho following
are the items of increase:
To protect American interests in Samoa,
500,000; to establish a coaling station at Pago
Pago, Samoan Islands. 100,000; to indemnify
the families of Japanese subjects killed or
wounded by torpedo practice by a United
States gunboat in Japanese waters In 1887, $15,
000; Consulate at Apia, Samoa Island, raised
to a Consulate General, and the salary from
2,000 to 2,500; new Consulates established at
Carolino Islands and Nagales, Mexico, at 51,500
each; and salaries of tho following Consulates
as named: Barmen, 1,000; Nueva Laredo, 500;
El Paso del Norte, 1,000; Piedras Negras,
&000: Matamoras. 500.
In tho military academy and pension bills no
important change was made. The former ap
propriates 904,200, the latter, $81,740,000,
Tobacco and Gerois.
From the Washington Star.i
Scientific experiments are in progress which
seeks to utilize tobacco smoke as a disinfect
ant Youthful cigarette smokers are aston
ished and enthusiastic at the supposed vindica
tion of tobacco in the discovery that it will de
stroy tho microbes of various diseases, and
may be after all of some practical use in the
world. There is nothing very surprising, how
ever, in the fact that the poison of tobacco will
kill a little thing like a microbe, when it has
been known to destroy human tissues and
weaken or kill full-grown men, to say nothing
of its effect upon tho lower orders of humanity
in powers of physical resistance, such as
Tbe Queen's Wisdom.
From the New York 'World. J
Queen Victoria has at length consentod to
relax the regulation which has hitherto or
dained that all ladies attending afternoon re
ceptions at Court should wear low-cut dresses.
The sight of elderly ladles shivering with bare
and bony shoulders on a cold February after
noon was neither pleasing nor of a nature to
fill the spectator with admiration. The Queen's
wisdom seems to be mellowing with age.
From the New York Herald.
If physicians' predictions are to be believed,
Europe will have within the next year or so
three baby monarchs the King of Spain, still
in dresses; the Queen of Holland, playing with
dolls, and the Emperor of Germany, command
ing toy soldiers.
From the Chicago News.l
The curtain has been rung down on tbe
tariff debate in Congress. There are no encores.
THE TOPICAL TALKEE.
Incident ofTo-Dny In tho Lives of Pittsburg
Women nt Home and Abroad.
On tho afternoon of January 9, when tho
high wind made its memorable visit to Pitts
burg, it tarried long enough in a suburban
borough to nearly set a house on firo. The
gale rushed down tho chimneys of this house
and sent the flames in tho natural gas fires out
Into the rooms. One room actually canght fire.
In tho house there were only a woman, a small
boy and a baby in arms. The woman was
naturally very much frightened, but she had
sufficient presence of mind to bid her son run
as fast as ho could to a neighboring house,
whero tho only man at homo at such an hour
could bo found.
The boy, who is a bright, plucky little fellow,
shot oat of the door and was making for the
house indicated by his mother, when a woman
living In tho next houso raised a window
sharply and called out: "What's tho matter,
"Our house is on firo I" replied tho boy, with
out stopping. Tho window went down witli a
stam and the boy went on, luckily found tho
man ho sought in tho yard of his house, and
hurried him back to the scene of the firo. By
this time the houso was full of smoke, but the
lire had not got beyond control, and several
buckets of water and some energetic action on
tho part of the one-man fire department put an
end to the danger.
After all the turmoil and danger was over
the woman who lived next door walked in se
dately. It had not occurred to her that her
strong arms would havo been appreciated allies
to the mother who had been called upon to
fight the flames andlookafter her Infant at tho
same time. But she explained: "When Dick
told me your houso was on fire, Mrs. Blank, I
went into the back parlor and prayed foryou !"
Prayer is a good thing at all seasons, we all
know, but when life and property are in peril
deeds are also in demand. Otherwise a firo
department could bo run very cheaply.
Perhaps you have noticed that in somo.of
dividend notices issued by insurance and other
stock companies after the declaration ot the
dividend at so much per cent an explanatory
note occurs in parenthesis stating the exact
amount of the dividend per share. Here's an
example: '-The directors of this company have
this day declared a dividend of three per cent
(one dollar and fifty cents a share)." This ex
planation has always seemed to me superfluous,
for a man ought to know the par value of stock
Yesterday I referred to this matter in the
course of a conversation with a financial man,
and he said: "I think that the explanation is
necessary. When I was the secretary Of an in
surance company I constantly was in receipt of
letters from stockholders asking why their
dividend checks showed $3 a share, when tho
announcement in the papers had declared a
dividend of 6 per cent Of course I had merely
to remind them of the par value of their stock,
viz.: 50. I remember a woman spent tho best
part of a morning in my offlco trying to con
vince me that she had been cheated out of half
her dividend. In fact I guess it is mainly for
the women who hold stock, and they aro many,
that the explanatory clause Is printed."
A somewhat strange incident occurred in
the recent journey of a Pittsburg woman re
turning home from California.
Sho was traveling alone, and tho journey be
came very tiresome after a while. Sho began
to look for some one with whom she might
fraternize. The nicest looking person in the
car was a young girl who seemed to be travel
ing with her father. It was easy to scrape an
acquaintance with her the Pittsburg woman
found, and the girl made herself very agree
able at once. An introduction to the girl's
father followed. He was a handsome elderly
man, a good conversationalist and of very
By and by he proposed they should play a
gamo of whist and another gentleman, a well
known railroad man, was invited to take the
fourth hand. They cut for partners, and It fell
out that the railroader and the f alrPittsburger
were thrown together, thus leaving the father
and daughter in alliance against them.
They played about half a dozen games, all of
which were won by the handsome elderly man
and his daughter. Tho astonishing thing was
that this result was not achieved by tho su
perior playing of the victors, but by the extra
ordinary character of the hands they held. In
nearly every gamo they had a monopoly of the
The whist went on, and the result of a couple
of rubbers was exactly the same. Father and
daughter always held tho cards and always
won. It was hardly wonderful that this singu
lar bad luck bad a depressing effect upon tho
Pittsburg woman, and at last she said she
didn't care to play any longer with luck always
against her. Then the elderly, handsome man
begged her to continue assuring her that ho
was sure the luck would change. She con
sented to play one more game jnst to see if his
prophesy would come true. That game she
had half the trumns and aces and kings of
other suits in her hand, and her partner had
the other half almost Of course they won.
Thcv played a good many games after that and
the Pittsburg woman always had good cards.
Before they reached Chicago the father and
daughter got off the train and after they had
gone tho conductor told the railroad man who
had played as my Pittsburg friend's partner,
that their late opponent at whist was one of the
most noted professional gamblers in the West.
That explained the extraordinary run of the
cards. The gambler had been unablo to resist
the temptation of "stocking" the cards, first in
his own favor and afterward when that threat
ened to stop the gamo In bis opponents'.
Dcpow's Gns-baving Machine.
From the Chicago News.l
Chauncey Dopow has recently been taken
in and done by a swindler, who pretended to
sell that eminent orator a valuable gas-saving
machine. But what did Mr. Depew want
with such a contrivance as that? Is he trying
to limit the flow of his own after-dinner
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Henry C. Dickinson.
Mr. Henry C. Dickinson, one of tho oldest and
most respected merchants In this city, died at his
home. No. 278 Locust street Allegheny, yesterday
morning about 2:30 o'clock. The cause of his
death was an attack of plcuro-pnenmonla, result
ing from a slight exposure, lie had been ill but
The funeral will take place from his late resi
dence on next Saturday afternoon. The remains
will be interred In the Uulondilc cemetery
Mr. Henry C. Dickinson, the senior partner of
the Arm of H. C. Dickinson & Co., Limited, No.
75 Third avenue, was born In St. Johnsboro, Vt.,
June 4, 1326. His early life was spent in mercantile
pnrsuits In tho East. In 1SG6 he came to Pittsburg
and went Into the business of the manufacture
and sale of stale. It was the first house or that
kind established In Pittsburg, so that Mr. Dickin
son was me pioneer oi me scale irauc tiy close
application to business and by honest dealings,
his Aim enjoyed the reputation of being one of
the most popular In the trade.
Mr. Dickinson has been twice married and his
second wife survives him. All or his children are
dead. He was best known throughout the city for
the active part taken by himself and wile in
various benevolent and missionary enterprises.
Mr. Dickinson was a member of the Christ M. E.
Church, and his late pastor will conduct his
The stricken widow has received many tele
grams and letters from the friends of Mr. Dickin
son expressing their condolence.
Colonel Oliver Kecsc.
Special Telesram to the Dispatch.
TiTCSVlLLE, January 24. Colonel Oliver Keese,
County Treasurer, died at his home here this
afternoon. November last tbe big toe on his left
foot began to discolor, Indicating gangrene. The
toe was amputated, but that did not stay the
spread of the disease, and on Sunday his leg was
amputated above the knee by Dr.l'ark,of Buffalo,
assisted by local physicians. Shortly after Colonel
Keese went into a comatose state, so remaining
till death. Colonel Keese was a veteran of the
late war. lie enlisted in Jnly, 18B2, as quartermas
ter in the Eleventh New York Volunteers, known
in the records as the "Adlrondacks Kcirlment,"
and took mrt In the battles of Suffolk, South
Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fair Oaks,
Drury ' Bluff and Crater. On the organization of
the regiment he was made Lieutenant Colonel,
and finally obtained command of the regiment.
He was a member of the O. A. K. and was Identi
fied with the higher orders of Masonry. Ho was
elected CountvTreasurcrNovember. 18S7. H -
89 years of age and Is survived by bis wife and two
laren. The bodv will be tati-n to
morrow to his place of birth at Keeserllle, Essex
counts. N. Y.. and there Interred.
In the city were at half mast to-day.
It. A. Parks.
NEW CASTLE, January 24.-B. A. Parks, who
for two years past has been suffering from chronic
pleurisy, which he contracted from an accident
that occurred on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe railroad several years ago, died to-day. He
was for a long perloa agent for Tns Dispatch In
this city, and ws considered very popular among
the business and social community here,
HI. I. Barry.
London, January 24. M. I. Barry, a "Young
Ireland'Vleaderln 1343, died to-day in Cork.
OUR MAIL POUCH.
Mr. Stevens Flies Exceptions.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
In your reported interview with me, published
in yours of 24th, you have me say:
from present indications there will be a titter
war between the Prohibition party and the Con
stitutional Amendment Association on the pres
ent proposed amendment The former has called
a conference of all the executive officers of all
temperance organizations In tbe State to meet at
Harrisburg February 9. The amendment associa
tion, when asked to send representatives to the
conference, refused to do so on the ground that
the matter had been taken oat of their hands, and
they would let the others now ran It to suit them
selves. I did not express any such opinions. What I
did say was that a conference of tho Executive
Committees of all temperance' organizations,
etc., had been called to meet at Harrisburg
February 6, 1889, and that all organizations had
responded favorably to the call except tho Con
stitutional Amendment Association and part of
the W. O. T. U. The fonne'declined to have
their executive attend for tho reason, as they
claimed, that they wcro seven years old in this
work and would formulate their own plans,
etc, and call thoir own convention, etc. Noth
ing was said about tho work being taken out of
their hands, or anything to indicato that the
Prohibition party would enter into any contro
versy with any organization favorable to the
adoption of the amendment or be a party to
Nlnety-nino out of every hundred of tho
party Prohibitionists are enthusiastically for
the adoption of the amendment, and will do all
that is possible to bring about a thorough
union of all tbe workers. With them it isnot
a question of "who shall bo greatest," etc, but
who can and will do the most and best work for
The amendment can be adopted by a perfect
harmonious union of all forces working togeth
er on a common plan and through a central
committeo representing all the various organi
zations and interests. At least that is the pre
vailing opinion among the party Prohibition
ists, and they will labor to bring about such a
union. A. A. STEVENS.
Pittsburg, December 24.
TO BUY A BANNER.
Successful Minlcnl and Literary Evening In
Choral Hall, Setvlcklcy.
A pretty musical and dramatic entertain
ment was given at Choral Hall, Sewlckley, last
night by the General Alex. Hays Council 275,
About 700 people were present to listen to
snch singers and elocutionists as Mrs. J. Sharp
McDonald, William W. Weitzcll, It. J. Cun
ningham and tbe Hutchinson brothers. The
finale was a pleasant littlo farce called
"Toodles," with J. W. Warren as tho star. Tho
proceeds will go for tho purchase of a hand
some new banner.
An Allegheny Social Event.
Mrs. Philip Reymer, of Allegheny, gave a tea
and reception yesterday, from 3 to (J, at her
residence, No. 17 BIdwcll avenue, in honor of
her daughter. Miss Elizabeth Reymer. and
Miss Helen McGregor, of Terre Haute, Ind.
Tho hostess was Assisted in receiving bv Miss
DUwortb, the two Mrs. Phillips, Miss Bailey,
Miss Metcalf, the Misses Hussey, Miss Scott
and Miss Walter. The dining room, with
Caterer Luther as master of the table, was pre
sided over by Miss Samuel Severns and Mrs.
A Qnlet Wedding.
Theodore G.Dvib,tho Smlthfleld street grocer,
and Attie A. Wood, of Allegheny City, were
quietly married yesterday and departed last
night for a wedding trip to the South.
A Evening of Dancing.
A cotillon was given last evening at tho
Stcrret school, Homewood, by the East End
German Club. The attendance was quite large.
A supper was served at midnight
CINCINNATI MEDICAL SISTE1T.
A Man Who Learned Doctoring In
Weeks Wants to Register.
Baltimore, January 24. A man recently ap
plied for registration as a practicing physician
to the Secretary of the Board of Health, ex
hibiting a document purporting to be a diDloma
issued by "The American College of Hea th
and Vitapathic Institute of Cincinnati. J. B.
Campbell, President," which turns out doctors
in five weeks.
The caller was refused registration, as the
Board would not recognize bis diploma, but he
afterward showed a letter from J. B. Campbell,
which said: "Vitapathic minister physicians
need not register. Health boards have nothing
to do with us, as we never let our patients die,
but if they do, or will die, call in an M. D. In
The Secretary informed him that the laws of
this State in regard to the practice of medi
cine are so loose that almost anyone can prac
tice, but in the event of a patienrdying the
Coroner would order an autopsy, and should
any malpractice be revealed the practitioner
would bo summoned before the grand jury.
A FORMIDABLE DOCUMENT.
The Republican Tariff Bill it Weighty Affair
of 40,000 Words.
Washington. January 21. Messrs. Piatt
and Newell, the Senate engrossing clerks,
worked well into the night comparing tho en
grossed copy of the tariff bill with tho original,
and this morning had the bill read v to be sent
over to the House. The death of Mr. Burnes
and the consequent immediate adjournment of
the House prevented the bill being transmitted
to that body to-day, but it will go over tho first
The bill makes a formidable document, of 160
pages of engrossing paper, 17 by 13 Inches in
size. It Is estimated to contain upward of 40,000
TO STRENGTHEN THE PAETT.
Measures Will bo Considered by tho Council
of tbo National Union League.
Washington, January 25. General Charles
H. Grosvenor, the President of the National
Union League, has called a meeting of the Na
tional Council, to bo held at the Ebbett House,
Washington, D. C, on Saturday, the 2d day of
Marcb. at 9 a. m.
This meeting will he attended by prominent
Republicans from all parts of the country, and
measures will be considered calculated to up
hold tbe incoming national administration and
to strengthen the Union Republican party, es
pecially in the South.
NOT A BIG COTTON CROP.
The Report Sent Out From Charleston is
Attgusta, Ga., January 24. A thorough
canvass among the cotton merchants to-day on
the published report that this year's crop may
reach 7,500,000 bales results in the unanimous
opinion that this is an overestimate. The pres
ent crop is now 400,000 bales short in round
Last year's crop was 7,000,000 bales, and a
continued gain of 25 per.cent will be necessary
to catch up with last year's figures. Augusta
cotton men regard 7,000,000 bales as the outside
figures on the year's crop.
An Unfortunate Circumstance.
From tho New York Press. 1
It is an unfortunate circumstance in our
American experience that thousands of men
and women who start life upon a common plan
of Intelligence, of indnstry, of honesty and of
economy gradually separate, the husband be
coming more polished by tbe friction of busi
ness and constant intercourse with the ways of
tho world, while the honest little wife, working
and plodding, and saving at home, buries her
intelligence in tbe napkin of domesticity, hav
ing no friction, no polish, no added informa
tion, and, consequently being at a standstill, so
far as improvement is concerned, until at the
end of 10 or 15 years ot married life, the hus
band oat in the world is a very greatly en
larged, improved edition, while the wife Is at
the same old status of the initial number.
Styles In Cases.
From the New York Sun.
Experts in such matters announce that tbe
cane of the past is doomed. Hereafter sticks
that aro odd, unique and valuable will be
sought for by men who study tho details of
their personal belongings. The big cane has
been relegated to the smaller towns, and tbe
whipper-snapper malacca stick, with Its small
silver handle, is no longer in order. Canes have
match boxes, card cases, pipes, swords and
almost everything else concealed about them
nowadays, and 150 Is by no means an unusual
sum to pay for a walking stick. One gentleman
carries a cane in which a small watch is set
The watch is wound by twisting the handle,
and the face of the timepiece Is visible through
a hole in the side of the cane.
Funeral Services To-Dny.
The funeral services of Miss Patti P. Cald
well, of Leavenworth, Kan., will be held at tbe
residence of her untie, Thomas A. MeIIon,Esq.,
Negley avenue, East End, at 2 p. jr. to-day.
ANDREW CARNEGIE'S ADVICE
To Young Men Starting Out In Ltfo His Be
ginning as an Office Sweeper The Three
Great Dangers to be Avoided Secret of
Andrew Carnegie In Youth's Companion.
You aro about to start in llfo, and it is well
that young men should begin at the beginning,
and occupy tho most subordinate positions.
Many of the leading business men of Pittsburg
had a serious responsibility thrust upon them
at tho very threshold of their career. They
wero introduced to the broom, and spent the
first hours of their business lives sweeping out
I was a sweeper myself, and who do you sup
pose were my fellow-sweepers 7 David McCargo.
now Superintendent of the Allegheny Valley
Railroad; Robert Pitcalrn, Superintendent of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, and Mr. Moreland,
City Attorney of Pittsburg.
Begin at the beginning, but aim high. I
would not give a fig for the young man who
does not already see himself the partner or the
head of an important firm.
There are thrco dangers In your path: tho
first is tbe drinking of liquor, tho second Is
speculation, and the third,is "indorsing."
When I was a telegraph operator in Pitts
burg, I knew all the men who speculated. They
were not onr citizens of first renute: they wero
regarded with suspicion. I havo lived to sea
an oi them ruined, bankrupt in money and
bankrupt in character. There is,scarcclynn
instance of a man who has made a fortune by
speculation and kept it Tho man who grasps
the morning papers to see how his speculative
ventures are likely to result unfits himself for
the calm consideration and proper solutions of
business problems, with which he has to deal
later ih the day, and saps the sources of that
persistent and concentrated energy upon which
depend tbe permanent success, and often tbe
very safety uf his mam business. The thorough
man of business knows that only by years of
patient unremitting attention to affairs can be
earn his reward, which is the result not of
chance, but of well-devised means for the at
tainment of ends.
Nothing is more essential to young business
men than untarnished credit, and nothing kills
credit 60oner than tho knowledge in any bank
board that a man engages in speculation. How
can a man be credited whoso resources may bo
swept away in one hour by a panic among
gamesters? Resolve to be business men, but
The third danger is the perilous habit of in
dorsing notes. It appeals to your generous in
stincts, and you say, "How can I refuse to lend
my name only, to assist a friend?" It is be
cause thero is so much that is true and com
mendable in that view that the practice is so
dangerous. If you owe anything, all your cap
ital and all your effects are a solemn trust in
your hands to bo held inviolate for the security
of those who bavo trusted you. When a man
in debt lndor:s for another, it is not his own
credit or his own capital that he risks, it is tbe
money of his own creditors. Therefore, I say
that if you are ever called upon to indorse,
never do it unless you have cash means not re
quired for your own debts, and never indorse
beyond those means.
Assuming that you are safe In regard to these
your gravest dangers drinking, speculating
and Indorsing the question Is, How to rise?
The rising man must do something exceptional,
and beyond tho range of his special department
He must attract attention. A shipping clerk
may do so by discovering in an Invoice an error
with which he has nothing to do, and which
has escaped the attention of the proper person.
If a weighing clerk, he may save for the firm
by doubting the adjustment of tho scales, and
having them corrected. Your employer must
find out that he has not got a mere hireling in
his service, hut a man; not one who is content
to give so many hours of work for so many dol
lars in return, but one who devotes his spare
hours and constant thoughts to the business.
Our young partners in Carnegie Brothers
have won their spurs by showing that we did
not know half as well what was wanted as they
There is one sure mark of the coming mil
lionaire: his revenues always exceed his ex
penditures. He begins to save as soon as he
begins to earn. Capitalists trust the saving
young man. For every hundred dollars you
can produce as the result of hard-won savings,
Midas, in search of a partner, will lend on
credit a thousand; for every thousand, fifty
It isnot capital your Seniors require, it is tbe
man who has proved he has the business habits
which make capital. Begin at onco to lay up
something. It Is the first hundred dollars saved
And here is tbe prime condition of success,
the great secret; concentrate your energy,
thongbt and capital exclusively upon the busi
ness in which you are engaged. Having begun
in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line;
to lead in it; adopt every improvement have
the best machinery and know the most about it
Finally, do not be impatient, for, as Emerson
says, "No one can cheat you out of ultimate
success but yourselves."
NOT ANY TOO PK0MPT.
Tho Electoral Votes From Nino States
Lingering With tho messengers.
Washinotok, January 24. The electoral
messengers from nine States have not as yet
arrived at the capital and delivered the vote of
tho electoral colleges of their States to Presi
dent pro tern Ingalls. The law requires the
messengers shall deliver an envelope contain
ing the result of tbe vote of the electors in their
respective States not later than the last Mon
day in January. This will be next Monday, tho
28th inst. Returns havo been received from all
the States by mail, but this does not comply
with the provisions of tho law, which impera
tively requires that the messengers shall pre
sent their communications to the President of
the Senate by the date above named.
Each envelope must bear on its face the
in accordance with section 139 of the Revised
Statutes. The States whose messengers will be
delinquent unless theyarrive by Monday next,
are California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Ken
tucky, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas.
FIFTY IEAES AGO.
Fiftt years ago wooden clocks had only been
in use one year.
Fifty years ago the daguerreotype was in
vented in France.
Fifty years ago the Massachusetts abolition
party was organized.
Fifty years ago tho Mormons were driven
from Missouri to Nauvoo, lit
Fifty years ago John C. Fremont and Jessie
Benton wero secretly married.
Fifty years ago tbo hanks in the United
States resumed specie payment
Fifty years ago beet sugar was first mado by
David L. Child, Tif Northampton, Mass.
Fifty years ago a survey was made by John
Bally for a canal across Central America.
Fdtty years ago John Ericsson was allowed
letters patent on a steam "propeller" boat
Fifty years ago the first patent was granted
to Goodyear for vulcanized India-rubber
Fifty years ago was established the first
commercial college in America, "Comer's Col
lege," of Bostorf.
Fifty years ago the Cherokee Indians were
removed from Georgia and placed west of the
Fifty years ago 1,000 reformed drunkards
marched in procession at the first anniversary
of the Washington Society.
Fifty years ago a law was enacted against
dueling in the District of Columbia. It grew
out of the Cilley-Graves duel.
Fifty-qne years ago the first steam fire en
gine ever made was tested in New York. It
was invented by Captain John Ericsson.
Fifty years ago tho Sirus and Great West
ern, tbe first ocean steamships, entered New
York harbor on their return trip No. 1.
Fifty years ago (1839) the first wheat was
shipped from Chicago, amounting to 78 bushels.
It was sent eastward by the lakes to Buffalo.
Fifty years ago Joseph A. Adams, for the
first time, made use of the idea now embodied
in the art of electrotypingby reproducing from
Fifty years ago the first power loom for
weaving carpets was set in motion by i B.
Bigelow, of Boston. Ten yards a day was its
Fifty years ago tho Whig party held its first
convention at Harrisburg, Pa., nominating
General William Henry Harrison, of Ohio, as
President of the United States.
Fifty years ago the first radroad spike ma
chine was pat into use, making GO a minute,
forming both point and head. 'Henry Burden,
of Troy, N. Y was the Inventor. It ranked
among the best-paying inventions of modern
Fifty years ago the population of the Uni
ted States was only 17,697,420. The census cost
the Government $833,427. There were slaves in
all the States except Maine, Massachusetts,
Vermont and Michigan. Iowa had 13 slaves;
Wisconsin, 11; Ohio, 3; Indiana, 9; Illinois, 331:
total In all the States and Territories was
GLEANED IN GOTHAM.
Found a Fortune In America.
NXW TOBX BUBIAU SFXCIALS.1
New York; January 24. Some time ago
Henry Schulhof, of Vienna, Invented a repeat
ing rifle. He spent tbe little money be had
trying to convince the big continental powers
that his rifle was just tbe thing they wanted,
but the French and German and Austrian offi
cers paid little attention to him and his Inven
tion. Six months ago he borrowed money
enongh to pay his passage to America, and
sailed for New York. He told John R. Dos
Passos, a prominent lawyer, all about his in
vention and his financial straits. Mr. Dos
Passes said the gun was a big thing, and had it
patented and tested by the United States Gov
ernment Some men who learned how satis
factory tho tests were.ionned a stock company
and sent Mr. Scbulhof back to Europe to boom
the riflo again. To-day the announcement was
made that the Italian Government had ordered
450,000 rifles, costing 55,000,000. Mr. Sehulhof
has paid back the money be borrowed to pay
his passage to New York, and will live in
America hereafter. He says the United States
is a great country.
A Very Itcfactory Witness.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Collins, widow of Com
modore E. K. Collins, has been stirring up the
Judge and the big lawyers in the Supreme
Court since yesterday morning. Three times
yesterday she told the lawyer who examined
her to mind his own business. Several times
tbe Judge and all the lawyers worked hard, for
ten minutes or longer, to make her answer very
simple questions. She didn't answer them,
however, and said she wasn't a bit afraid of
being committed for contempt To-day she
wis worse than she was yesterday. She couldn't
remember anything. She had even forgotten
when the great Civil War ended. In the two
days sho has not answered three pertinent
questions satisfactorily. To-morrow the tussle
between her and the rest of the court will be
resumed. She was sued by her stepson for
$50,000, which he says she has withheld from his
portion of Commodoro Collins' estate.
Making a Mint of Money.
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett is making a
mint of money out of the production of "Little
Lord Fauntleroy" on the stage. The popularity
of the play here has been phenomenal. All
told, she will probably bave realized $100,000 in
royalties at the close of this season. Mrs.
Burnett Is now in Washington, writing a play
for the Lyceum Theater here. Theatrical
managers in the city say that the success of
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" has caused a tre
mendous crop of plays for children to he writ
ten by inferior playwrights.
A Doable Stabbing In Little Italy.
"Little Italy" has been in a terrible hubbub all
day over a stabbing affray between Mrs. Man
cinl and Mrs. Ragllna. Mrs. Raglina is the
landlady of the Mancinl family. Mr. Mancini
couldn't pay his rent and ran away last night
to avoid meeting Mrs. Raglina. As soon as
Mrs. Raglina said "rent" to Mrs. Mancini in
the Corridor, this morning, Mrs. Mancini drew
ajstiletto from her bosom and stabbed her fn
tbe shoulder. Mrs. Raglina, however, had a
stiletto, too, right handy in her sleeve. She
slashed back at Mrs. Mancmi, digging off a
portion of her right ear. After a good bit of
cutting and scratching, Mrs. Raglina closed the
fight by opening Mrs. Mancini's cheek from
her mouth to her ear. Mrs. Mancini was car
ried off in an ambulance and Mrs. Raglina was
Fined for Attempted Flirting.
J. Ira Newton, Joseph Dowllng, James Sted
man and James F. Cosgrove, four handsomely
dressed young men, were fined $10 each by a
police justice, this morning, because they
chirped to a youngwoman on Fifth avenue
last night She reported them at once to a
policeman, wholocked them up for the night
The Depths of Degradation.
John Goodwin is a paralytic. Mrs. Goodwin
is a chronic drunkard. They have four chil
dren. For tho last six weeks Mamie, the eld
est child, has supported the whole family on 25
cents a day, which she earned by making um
brella covers, from 6 o'clock in the morning
till 10 o'clock at night. All tho children were
almost starved, last nieht when found by an
agent of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children,as Mrs. Goodwin had spent
all Mamie's earnings for the last two days to
buy whisky. The society will care for the
children, and Mrs. Goodwin will go to the
A Romance of Two Worlds.
Hedwig Clara A. Bevier and Charles Lange,
till recently Lieutenant!n the Prussian army,
were married at the City Hall to-day. Miss
Bevier came all tho way from Berlin to become
Frau Lange. Her friends opposed her mar
riage. Young Lange thought his chance of
getting her lost, and sailed at once from
Bremen. Miss Bevier learned the destination
of his trip from a common friend, and took the
next steamship from Hamburg. She found
young Lange last night and took him over to
Mayor Grant's office early this morning, so as
to make sure of him this time.
She Was a Married Woman.
Thursday night last three Brooklyn young
men invited three girls of the London Gaiety
Troupe to dine with them after the evening
performance. Tho three young women ac
cepted. One of them, called Miss Lillle
Holmes on the bills, is the wife of Fred Storey.
of the Gaiety Company, but the three young
men didn't know anything about Mrs. Storey's
double personality, and paid no attention to
Mr. Storey when he sat down near them in the
restaurant shortly after they began dining.
Before the fourth course had been served the
young man sitting next to Mrs. Storey put his
arm around her. There was a dash, a scam
ble, a heavy blow, and everything was topsy
turvey. The young man who tried to hug Mrs.
Storey was on tho floor, bis companions were
on their feet, and every one else was outside.
When the young man whom Mr. Storey bit re
covered himself, he began to make it pretty hot
for the unrecognized husband. In tho nick of
time the proprietor of the place, a policeman,
and a force of waiters pulled the combatants
apart There was no more dinner, and tbe
party broke up. The matter was kept quiet
till the general notoriety which has been at
tached to the Gaiety Company's doings of lata
brought it to public notice this afternoon.
Had to Adjourn the Case.
Miss Mary Meredith told a justice of the
peace to-day that Sir Roderick Cameron and
Lady Cameron owed her for three months' ser
vices. Sir Roderick and bis two daughters
said they owed her nothing. Then tho case
They Leavo That for Others.
From the Boston Herald. 1
Social gayety at the capital isn't a bit dis
turbed by the tariff fight, tbe Oklahoma ques
tion, or even by the entreaties of tho ambitious
Territories. Sassity always manages to per
vade the atmosphere there. It is only the poli
ticians in the grocery shops and at the cross
roads that have all their energies absorbed in
the great political questions of the day.
Congress Adjourns for a Day.
Washington, January 24. Both branches
of Congress adjourned to-day, as a mark of re
spect to the memory of Representative Barnes,
after appointing committees on resolutions and
to accompany the remains to St Louis for in
terment The Missouri delegation met and
passed appropriate resolutions.
Where Ladles Swoon.
From the Housewife.
Apropos of fainting I came lately upon a
curjous "statistic" "Out of 612 young ladies
who had hysterical fits last year more than one
half fell Into tbe arms of gentlemen. Only
three had the misfortune to fall on the floor."
A PARAPHRASE OF SENECA.
Happy the man that when his day is done.
Lies down to sleep with nothing of regret
The battle he has fouctat may not be won
The fame he sought be Just as fleeting yet;
Folding at last his hands upon his breast,
Happy Is he, If, hoary and lorspent.
He sinks Into tbe last eternal rest
Breathing these only words: "I am content"
Bat happier he, that walls his blood is warm.
Bees hopes and friendships dead aDoutblm lie
Bares his brave breast to envy's hitter storm,
Nor shuns the poison barbs of calumny;
And 'mid It all stands sturdy and elate,
Girt only In the armor God hath meant
For him who 'neath the buffeting of fate
Can say to God and man: "I am content"
E. I". the Chicago Sties.
Two ladies have been elected bank di
rectors in Atlanta.
Chicago papers publish marriage notices
under the head. "Cupidities."
The lighting of the Hoosac Tunnel by
electricity makes the track visible, when thera
is no fog, a mile ahead of a train.
A tramp, killed by an engine at Venice,
I1L. had on 12 shirts. 6 pairs of drawers and 3
pairs of pantaloons. He bad So in his pockets.
W. R. Thurston, of Gloucester county,
Virginia, has a curiusity in tho shape of a cast
off oysterman's shoe to which 58 living oysters
have attached themselves.
The smoke cloud that overhangs London
is said to contain 300 tons of carbon. The wasta
Involved In this is estimated at J13.00O,00O a year,
and tbo damage to buildings at $10,000,000 a
A Stradivarius violin is said to havo
been found In a Norwich, Conn loan office. It
is a big, round model of perfectly symmetrical
lines, and a rich, dark red color. The Instru
ment is somewhat the worse for wear, but tha
tone is rich.
A daring feat was performed the other
afternoon by two women bicyclists, who,
mounted on their wheels, rode 1,300 feet down
a toboggan slide in Orange Valley. N.J. The
ride was made in tho presence of a large crowd
There have been 32 counterfeits of Bank
of England notes fn the last century, bat in al
most every instance the men have been sent to
Srison before any benefit was reaped. Only
ve bills of the last counterfeit had been put
out before the plate was seized.
A young gentleman procured a license
from the clerk of Hart county, Georgia, re
cently to marry a certain young lady. The
next day another young man got a license to
marry the same young lady, which he did and
left the party of the first prt minus a brida
and the license fee.
A three days' sale by auction of the
Great Eastern and her fittings has taken place
at Liverpool. The catalogue contained 895 lots.
The hull and fittings realized 43,000, the copper
bringing 2,960: the gun metal, 4,4S0: brass,
3,980; lead, 4,185; outer iron plates, 12,500,
beams, eta, 12,230, and anchors, about 300.
Tho machinery bronght about 10.000 in addi
tion, making a total of more than 50,000.
There is a colored church on the road
between Mayesville and Sumter, S. C, that is
unique in tho way of country church archi
tecture. It is a frame building, about 25x15
feet with one brick pillar under it with a
piece of marble about eight inches square let
into It, upon which is inscribed the name of the
church with the data of laying the cornerstone..
AH the other underpinning axe pine blocks,
with the bark shelling off.
An ingenious method of obtaining help
when lost in the bush was recently practiced in
South Australia. A man got hopelessly
"bushed" while near tho overland telegraph
line between Adelaide and Port Darwin, and
after wandering about for four days decided to
cut the telegraph wires and camp on the spot
His plan succeeded. The telegraph repairers
went out along .the lino to discover the causa
of the interruption, and came upon tho wan
derer well nigh exhausted.
At Americus, Gx, several negro boys
got a goat on the bridge over a creek tho other
morning, and were trying to force him to jump
off into the water. Tho billy reared upon his
hind legs and butted ths largest boy so heavily
in his stomach that he was knocked clear off
the bridge into the water. He would have
drowned if the other boys had not pulled him
out while billy walked to the side of the bndge
and looked complacently down at his discom
comfltted tormentors, and then walked proudly
Ghosts are the fashionable excitement
in several Maine towns, this winter; but Sacca
rappa claims the honor of having ono of tho
most mysterious ones yet mysterious until a
few days ago. People out late nights would be
confronted by a white sheeted giant, who, on
being pursued would dwindle to a pigmy, or
perhaps while watching the dwarf he would
disappear behind a fence to emerge as the
giant. One bold policeman finally succeeded
in capturing the smaller one, who proved to be
a small boy. The youth said his father dressed
as a ghost, evenings, and compelled him to do
the same, so that he might frighten his
daughter to keep her from going out on the
street nights. Hereafter tbo man will adopt
some other way of keeping the young lady at
The Englishman, Dr. T. B. Allin
son, has been trying the experiment of
living on meal and water for a month.
His dally allowance is one pound of
whole meal made into a cake, with distilled
water, and one quart ot water. His account
of his condition after a week is cheering. In
the first few days be felt hungry, but about the
fourth day this disappeared, and he had no
longer any craving for other food. His brain
was clear, "is lung capacity had increased five
inches, and both bis sight ana his hearing had
improved. He had lost seven pounds weight
bnt seemed to regard this as rather an advan
tage. Altogether ho feels thoroughly satisfied
with his experiment. It is a very economical
one, the wheat for seven days having cost only
eightpence. "This," be says, "is living on al
most a penny a day and enjoying it"
Some days ago a wild "varmint," said
at first to be a bear, was seen near Camilla.Ga.,
but later it was decided that the track and
signs left by the prowling animal were not
those of a bear, but a panther or a huge wild
cat Much alarm exists among the negroes,
men, women and children, and some of the
white population are also badly frightened.
Tho unknown animal enters yards, tears up
tho ground, bellows, whoops and hoots. For
the last several nights the 'varmint" has been
chased and shot at inside the corporation. He
leaps for a long distance, seems to measure
eight or nine feet the toes being of unusual
length. Tbe thing still roams at large, defying
all efforts to capture ,it. The excitement has
disorganized plantation work, and it is feared,
if it is not soon captured, that all work will be
hindered and in some instances abandoned en
tirely. Many of the more reasonable, however,
think that a faithful old bird dog of manv
years, or some other domestic "canine animal"
that bas contracted a fondness for nocturnal
rambling is the offending one.
PICKINGS FROM FUCK.
One A. M. Mrs. Martel (ironically)-
Yon seem to be cheerful, John.
Mr. Henessey Martel Dunno whether I ought
to be. or not, m' dear. Jus saw the new moon
over both shoulders.
The Eight Man in the Right Place. Big-bee-Wonderwhat
business that man is fn? They
sav he is deaf and dumb.
Carper Ob. that's Jack Koblnson; why, ha re
ceives complaints la a railroad office.
Worthy of His Name. Dr. Paul Gibier
proposes to experiment on monkeys with yellow
fever germs, and adds: "I suppose I may get the
fever myself before finishing my experiments."
There la no doubt about Gibier being game.
Ticked OflT. Dr. Cardiac This man has
the most distinct and peculiar heart-beat I have
Tom Seton (the subJcct)-Hlt her a little higher
np. Doc I have Just wound my Atterbury
A Brilliant Prospect Absent-minded
Man (In a bob-tall car) Conductor, I think I
dropped a S3 gold piece In the box instead of a
Street Car Driver Well, sit down In tbe corner
and ride it out. I'm very busy Just now. and
can't be bothered.
A Society Surprise. Miss Culture I had
'no idea you were nglish,Mr.Standlsh; I thought
you were an American.
Mr. Standlsh-I am an Englishman bred and
Miss Culture Indeed I Yoa speak remarkably
good English for an Englishman.
The Lion of the Ladies. Mrs. Morbid I
have called, sir, to offer some words of sympathy
to the unfortunate wife-murderer In cell 1001.
Prison Oflclal-Tase a seat madam. As soon
as a new block of six Is made up ws,wlll dismiss
the ladles who are calling on him now. Our cor
ridors are very narrow, yoa know.
He Was Still a Man. Howell Gibroi
(to needy individual who has asked for relief)-!
cahn't give you any money, me good fellah; bnt
lfyoacallatme side door to-night you can have
some old clothes.
Needy Individual What d yer take me for.
Mister? I'vofallenprettylow.Iknow; hutlaln't
no second-hand dude!
He Had Been There. Colonel Steers (of
Montana) It seems to me yoa N'ew Yorkers are
entirely too "uppish" and on your dignity. If
yoa only were out where 1 live, you'd see what
Western hospitality 1st
Mr. Manhattan-I bave. I once took a drink
with Six-Toed Hank of your town at the point of
An epitaph's a "recommend"
They give to folks when starting
To make their way In parts unknown.
And soothe the panic of parting.
It trumpets all their virtues forth.
For fear you shouldn't find 'cm;
Good character to take ahead,
And leave the bad behind 'em I
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