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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, MAR. 5, 16S3.
a Busmrss-nsE addbess.
The inaugural of President Harrison yes
terday well becomes the average public esti
mate of the man. It is clear and strong.
The new President has not sought to cover
the earth, or the whole scope of the uni
verse, in the preliminary observations which
custom dictates a President should address
to the people before settling down to the
everyday work of the position. His lan
guage is that of a man who knows perfectly
what he wants to say, and who stops talking
when he has made himself vigorously intel
ligible to all parties in interest
Passing over the brief exordium, dignified
and graceful, in which, in short space, is
compassed a comprehensive statement of the
national progress, President Harrison comes
quickly to business. He loses no time in
affirming the protective tariff doctrine to
which he owes his election. His appeal to
the people South to consider their material
interests, is strongly put. Down in Dixie
there will be some to whom slavery days is
yet a sore subject, and who may not like
the new rubbing of salt on old wounds; but
it is not as an enemy General Harrison
talks. "When he points out the
prosperity of manufactures in the
free States of the 27 orth, and hopes for an
instructive illumination of economic ques
tions through the whole South by every
new mill-fire that in these later days is
started in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia,
he speaks not as a sectionalism but as a
friend, who sees with confidence the end of
sectionalism in the beginning of a close
community and clear understanding of
The personal pronoun occurs often
enough in the inaugural to refute any as
sumption which might at any time have oc
cupied anybody's mind that Mr. Harrison's
administration is going to be other than
his own. It occurs, however,- without ego
tism in the narrow sense; but its frequent
presence conveys the strong implication,
throughout, that President Harrison has
been doing his own thinking and means to
continue on that line.
One of the most pertinent suggestions of
the address is that to the corporations, com
binations and the moneyed classes. These
he recommends tersely to live within their
legal limitations, so that others less favored
may not be taught to lose respect for laws
unequally observed. As to foreign matters
the new President desires friendly relations
with the older powers, coupled with "confi
dence" that these powers will not infringe
either the dignity or rights of the United
States. The source of this confidence is the
right one, which, further on, the President
expresses very clearly when he states that
any such infringement, if attempted, will
not be permitted. In respect to the civil
service he excludes the idea of partisan
work operating as a disqualification, but
dashes the hopes of mere spoilsmen by dis
tinctly declaring that the "civil service law
must be carried out fully in all the depart
ments, without evasion." Forthereduction
of the surplus, reduction of the in
ternal revenue is prescribed, the build
ing of warships, and, TnE Dispatch
is particularly glad to note, the establish
ment of steamship lines with South Amer
ica, to extend our trade in that quarter. It
is not creditable, but it is a fact, that com
munication between the' great cities of New
Xork and Buenos Ayres can only be had to
day via London or Liverpool, or some other
The inaugural urges further safeguards
for the ballot, and less bitterness in party
strife. It concludes with an eloquent
peroration paying as compact and sensible a
tribute to the institutions ot the country and
lo the temper of the people as has ever been
penned. On the whole, whatever differ
ences honestly exist in any quarter as to
this or that question of fiscal policy, there is
no right-minded citizen of any party who
will not indorse the inaugural tone and wish
abundant success to nn administration that
lives up to its principles.
President Harrison makes a beginning
which augurs well.
AN TTKFOETUNATE CLOSE.
AVith due credit to Mr. Cleveland for
what he has done that is honest and fair, it
must be said that the two important docu
ments with which he closed his term, put
his administration in an nnfortunate atti
tude. The direct tax bill veto was eminently a
ij-cuonai document, it lorbade the restora
tion from an overflowing treasury, of the
amount obtained from a tax that was col
lected from one section of the country and
not from another. The opposition to it was
wholly due to the determination of the
part of the country whence the retiring
President drew "his chief support, that the
other section should not be placed upon an
equal footinjr as regards the payment of this
The DesMoines river lands veto takes a
more nnfortunate attitude. This is a case
where a land-grabbing corporation is evict
ing the actual settlers and improvers of the
land, and has notoriously failed to perform
its part of the agreement by which the land
was granted to it many years ago. The bill
was an endeavor to check the legal jugglery
by which corporations are enabled to get
hold of the public domain without any con
sideration; and the President's veto was a
practical declaration that the effort should
not be made.
These vetoes have been loudly praised
. by the interested parties, but it is neverthe
less unfortunate for a President to go out of
J office, ranked by himself as on the side of
sectionalism in the disposition of public
funds, and of the land-grabbers as against
the actual settlers.
TEE EXPIRED C0NGEES8.
.The Congress' which brought its labors to
a close yesterday, by a very undignified
squabble over the respective positions of the
two branches at the inaugural ceremonies,
will take place in political history rather by
what it failed to do than by what it did.
Hardly any Congress has go through its
two sessions with a shorter record of really
broad national legislation than the Fiftieth.
Its sole work has been the struggle with a
question which was either too great for its
powers or for which the body itself was too
The Fiftieth Congress commenced its
career with an avowed determination to deal
with the subject of revenue reduction.
"While there were the most radical antagon
isms as to the methods by which this reduc
tion was to to be affected, there was a prac
tical agreement as to the necessity of cut
ting off surplus revenue somewhere. On
that state of the case, it would seem as if
some ground of agreement might have been
reached, by which to stop the collection of
unnecessary taxes. Yet delay and dawdlin.tr,
principally in committees, has resulted in
the present situation, that after 13 months
of sessions the Fiftieth Congress leaves the
subject of revenue exactly where it found
it; and an extra session will be necessary if
the collection of surplus revenue is not to
go on for another year.
"Whether it is due to the character of our
politics or to the unwieldy size and meth
ods of the lower branch, it seems to be the
fact that the one class of legislation which
the late body could handle was that com
posed of private jobs and petty special pen
KOBE VIGILANT CONSTABLES.
The returns to the March term of the
Quarter Sessions, show that while the vend
ors of alcoholic beverages may not be cured
of their proneness to illicit liquor selling,
there has certainly been a decided improve
ment in the bad habit on the part of con
stables of not reporting violations of the.
law. The increased list of violations re
ported may be taken to indicate, in varying
degrees, increased vigilance on the part of
the constables rather than increased de
fiance of the law on the part of unlicensed
liquor sellers. It is not likely, for instance,
that the list of violations from Braddock,
though larger than the whole list from the
down-town wards of Pittsburg, means that
the Braddock liquor-sellers are more defiant
of the law, but that the Braddock officer has
been more especially active in the discharge
of his business. If all of the officers ot the
peace in this county were of his sort the
illegal liquor trade would get a very em
AN AFRICAN BUMOB.
The report of a great battle on the "White
Nile, in which Emin Pasha inflicted a dis
astrous defeat on Khalifa Abdellah, one of
the Madist chiefs, has little more claim
upon the public belief than the average
African rumor, about one in five of which ob
tains verification. It wouldbe very-grateful
news to the civilized world if the persistence
with which that leader has upheld civiliza
tion at the equator should lead to such a
victory. It would also afford a commentary
upon the reliability of African news if,
after the world had heard of the capture of
Emin and Stanley, the latter should first
disprove it by appearing on the Congo,
and the other give a very practical demon
stration of its falsity, by beating his foes.
This report differs from its predecessors in
that they were news of disaster; but that is
hardly so tangible as to warrant the plac
ing of great reliance on it Christendom
will await with great interest the verifica
tion or contradiction of this rumor.
A CHEAP TIP TO OBATOES.
It has been left to James P. Foster, the re
tired, but not retiring, President of the He
publican League, to point out to the
ambitious orator a royal road to fame. He
has been pretty successful in keeping him
self before the public His political op
ponents have helped him nobly with their
pleasant repetitions of his famous phrase
about "frying the fat" out of Republican
manufacturers. But Mr. Foster has gen
erously given the secret of his success. Ac
cording to the Baltimore Herald Mr. Foster
handed nice type-written copies of his
speech to the reporters at the recent league
meeting in Baltimore. To one yonng news
paper reporter he said, as he gave him a
copy of the speech: "Be sure and put the
'noise in." The reporter obligingly in
serted laughter, applause, tremendous
cheering, and other parenthetical remarks
into the report, thus leading the public to
believe that Mr. Foster's wit and eloquence
had been highly appreciated - by the au
dience. Mr. Foster's method is simple and direct
All you have to do is to catch nn innocent
young reporter after you have made your
oratorical effort It is like that famous
recipe in the cook book: "First catch your
hare." "We cannot guarantee that orators
will always have Mr. Foster's luck in this
AN ORACLE FOB CASE.
One of the great national opportunities is
presented to the United States through the
medium of that originator of striking novel
ties, Colonel Elliott F. Shepard. That
gentleman tells the public that the privi
lege of digging np the site of the Delphio
oracle can be obtained for the sum of 580,
000; and the gallant Colonel thinks it
would be a splendid investment for the
The Delphic oracles were famous in their
day for turning out prophecies which some
times seemed a little incomprehensible, bnt
which possessed an elasticity with reference
to the latter event only surpassed in these
latter days by a weather prophecy of "Wig
gins. "We think that the chance of ob
taining such an oracle by digging over the
site where its mysteries were once prac
ticed is hardly worth $80,000. The nation
has plenty of incomprehensible deliverance's
at present But this need not prevent pri
vate enterprise from taking hold of the con
tract If the esteemed Colonel Shepard
should secure a Delphic oracle for $80,000,
it might prove worth several times the sum
to him. Even a Delphic oracle might lend
directness and lucidity to the editorial col
umns of his organ, in comparison to their
present contents; and as in the ancient
times, these .prophecies were much con
sulted, to learn whether to enter upon wars
or not, so the warlike and evangelic editor
might find it useful for consultation before
indulging in his favorite occupation of de
claring war upon the South.
Let the esteemed Shepard put his $80,
000 into the Delphic oracle. It may save
that amount of money from more foolish ex
penditure in the line of offering it up ox the
false shrines of New York politics.
The New York man who challenged ex
Confederate General Bosser to a fight will,
of course, get no reply. If he had chal-
lenged Hosier toarace he might be expect
ed to be called upon' to put up his money.
The learned argument of our esteemed co-
'temporary, the Chicago Times, on learning
that "Count Tolstoi has succeeded in per
suading the Emperor to abolish the rural
elective councils and to substitute for their
authority that of sub-prefects appointed by
the Imperial Government," to the effect
that this shows the folly of intrusting ideal
ists with the conduct of practical affairs,
has one weak point. The Times fails to al-
) low for the fact that the Count Tolstoi who
is one of Alexander's most arbitrary Min
isters and the Count Tolstoi who advocates
the ideal theory that the teachings of Christ
mean what they say, and puts that theory
into actual practice, are two entirely sepa
rate and different persons.
The students who caused the dynamite
explosion at "Wesleyan University have
been suspended. The same treatment was
meted out to the Chicago dynamiters. But
it was a different kind of suspension.
CfcwcEEiax Q the retiring administration
it is nothing more than fair to say that Secre
tary "Whitney has set up aliigh standard for
his successor, in the management of the
Navy Department The influences which
gave the Secretary his position were not of
the most auspicious character, but there is
no disputing the fact that his four years'
administration of tne navy has done much
toward rehabilitating that somewhat demor
alized arm of the public defense. If Secre
tary Tracy improves the navy as much as
Secretary "Whitney has, he can leave office
with the United States holding the position
of a first-class naval power.
The damp crowds of inauguration sight
seers are now able to rest in the confidence
that they have given vent to their patriot
ism, if they have not yet got the offices they
The anthracite coal companies' have an
nounced that a reduction in the price of
coal is to be made on the 12th of March.
This is a notice to the people that when
they do not wish coal the anthracite compa
nies will let them have it cheap.
Political considerations appear to jus
tify giving Brooklyn a place in the Cabinet.
Itwas the slump in Kings county that gave
Harrison nearly all his majority in New
"West Vikoin ia is rich in the possession
of three Governors. If these officials suc
ceed proportionately as well in doing noth
ing as her one Legislature has, the State
can only straighten out its political fortunes
by going through bankruptcy.
The new President does not seem to re
gard it as a diplomatic essential either to
bluster or to adopt the tactics of the craw
fish in dealing with the military powers.
Pekhaps it will not be unwise for Alder
men to learn, together with other practical
instruction, that the habit of issuing re
ceipts, representing that fines have been paid
which were really remitted, may lead to un
The news that gold has been found near
Irkutsk, in Siberia, will turn that place of
dreaded exile into the goal of thousands of
adventurous seekers after wealth.
Colonel E. "W. Halfobd's reputation
as a whistler seems to be justified by recent
events. It was all in preparation for what
he would have to do, on learning that Colo
nel Dan Lamont had refused $6,000 of back
PUBLIC PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
A sew operatic star, In the person of Fran
leln Irene Abendroth, a young Polish lady of
1", has just mado a highly successful appear
ance in the Austrian capital in Bellini's "Som
nambula." The silver pen with which Senator Ingalls
as President pro tern, of the Senate has been
affixing his name to bills and resolutions has
been stolen from his room at the Capitol. The
Serjeant-at-Arms will have to buy a new one
for Mr. Morton.
The wedding of His Grace ot Newcastle will
leave the Bakes of Portland and Somerset the
only bachelor Bakes in the peerage. His Grace
of Somerset, however, is 79 years of ace, so he
is not likely to get married now' There are
five wearers of the strawberry leaves who are
widowers the Bake of Devonshire, the Bake
of Grafton, the Bake of Norfolk, tho Duke of
Richmond, and the Boko of Sutherland, and
their ages are respectively til, 68, 42, 71, 6L
There is a young woman now in Washing
ton named JIcMlllen who possesses a startling
facial resemblance to Mrs. Cleveland. A few
days ago she was walking down Pennsylvania
avenue when a real estate agent of that city
accosted her and insisted upon a few moments'
conversation. MissMcMillen horned on and
paid no attention to him, but he, thinking he
would never again have so good a chance at
the President's wife, insisted upon forcing an
advertising card into her band. Even then an
approaching policeman was required to drive
Mb. Ablo Bates, in the Booh Buyer, quotes
the following dialogue as having taken place
between Wendell Phillips and Thomas G. Ap
pleton when they were young and briefless law
yers, rich, and too aristocratic to attract busi
ness. One day Appleton asked Phillips If he
had any .clients yet. "Not a client," was the
reply. "How long," Appleton asked, "are you
going to hold onT I'm getting pretty tired of
it myself." "I think I'll try it six months
longer," Phillips is said to have answered, "and
if I don't get a start by that time I shall tako
up a cause." As a matter of fact Mr. Phillips
did take up a cause, as all the world knows,
while Mr. Appleton became the most charming
Mr, Houston, the young gentleman who
acted as the go-between for Mr. Pigott and
Mr. MacBonald in the matter of the Times'
letters, was some years ago a reporter. During
that period of his life he had some peculiar ex
periences of the methods of "law and order."
Burlng the strike of the Dublin police, the
task ot keeping the streets was entrusted to
the military, who frequently charged the pec-'
pic. On one occasion a regiment charged
straight down on a street where Mr. Houston,
note-book in hand, was making bis impressions
of the situation. Mr. Houston waved his note
book frantically and shouted "press," but the
soldiers charged on, and one of them made a
pass at Mr. Houston's flying form. The bayonet
went to its mark, and Mr. Houston bears the
scar to this day.
A DUDE POSTAL CLEBK.
He Parts Ills Hair in the middle and Is Short
Met NEAPOLis, Misn., March 4. Arthur H.
Walker, a clerk in tho registered letter division
of tho Minneapolis Postofflco, was arrested
this morning on the charge of robbing the
mails, and was taken before United States
Commissioner Odell and held to the grand jury
in. $2,000' bonds. The amount of Walker's
peculations approximate 7600.
The robberies date back to October 17.
"Walker is a young man about 23years old and
has been' employed in the postoffice since Sep
tem bcr. He parts his hair in the middle, wears
striped trousers and a broad expanse of shirt
front. He did not appear at all concerned when
arraigned this morning, and refused to say any
thing about the matter.
A Frank Expression of Opinion.
From the Parkersburg Sentinel. 1
The circulation of the Sunday edition of The'
PrxTSBtrae Dispatcu exceeds 45,000. Bat this
figure is way below what it deserves for its
many excellent features,. Each Issue is a, com
plete magazine, which sells for a nickel.
THE. TOPICAL TALKER.
Some Scraps of Gossip Pertinent to the
Events of Yesterday.
It not only rained here yesterday as it did
in Washington, but judging from a general ob
servation of the streets down town from dawn
to dark not a few patriots carried their sympa
thy with the inaugurators to the point ot ex
cessive consumption of alcoholic liquors. At
the usually temperate hour of U A. it. yester
day in two short blocks I counted seven hope
lessly befuddled human beings. Most of
these foolish creatures had lost the cower of
speech, but two, who bad linked arms and were
teetering on the curb near the City Hall, occa
sionally exclaimed in accents faint and falterj
ing: "'RanforHar'son! 'Naugratlonl"
A telegram received in this city from a
Pittsburger in Washington on Saturday night
read: "If you come, bring a boat and a demi
Beeyitt Is a first-class quality in telegrams.
But it can be carried to excess. A young
woman, I remember, was terribly shocked
when, in answer to a letter she'd addressed to
her husband asking him if she should take the
baby with her, when the should join him, there
came this telegram: "Bring baby and a boot
jack." The unfortunate man explained afterward
that some new shoes he was wearing drove him
to link the bootjack with his son and heir.
A young woman brought a ring to a jeweler
the other day and requested him to reset the
stone, which she said was loose. She spoke of
it as a diamond solitaire. The jeweler took the
ring and said he would- attend to it As the
customer was leaving thestore the jeweler
called her back and said: "This stone is glass,
ma'am I want you to understand that."
The young woman colored up and exclaimed
with wrath In her voice: "It's no such thing
it's a real diamond. Glass, indeed?"
"Excuse me, ma'am," politely rejoined the
jeweler, "it is nothing more than a piece ot
common crystal or glass. There is no doubt
whatever about it"
"But it was a present given to me last Christ
mas by a very dear fiiend who wouldn't think
of giving me a sham diamond," the young
"I'm sorry, ma'am," replied the jeweler,
"somebody's been deceived very likely,bnt this
stone is absolutely worthless; a chip of glass."
Well, the young woman argued still further
about the ring and insisted, it was very valua
ble, and at last took it away with her, saying
.that she would take it somewhere else to be re.
paired. She was nearly in tears when she left
After she had gone the jeweler said to me;
"I did not want to hurt that girl's feelings, but
when a ring of that kind is given to me to be
repaired I always make a practice of having it
clearly understood that the stone is valueless.
It I did not I should run the risk of having
that yonng woman come back after she had
discovered that the stone was not a diamond,
and accuse me of changing it In the resetting.
Such a charge was once made against me un
der circumstances of this kind, and since then
I have followed a cautions policy for my own
protection. That girl was honest Pvo no
doubt but I cannot afford to take any
THE IRISH TO BLAME.
Germany's Official Organ Talks Qucerly of
tho Samoa Trouble.
Berlin, March 4. The North German Ga
zette, referring to what it calls a remarkable
contrast between the utterances of the Ameri
can newspapers published in English and those
of the German-American papers, charges tho
former with bringing groundless accusations
against Germany and placing events in Samoa
in such a light as to make Klein's "crimin
ality" appear as heroism, while the German
American press points out the moderation of
Germany. After quoting the opinion of the,
latter to the effect that the hostility to tho
Germans is due to the hatred and envy of a
section of the American population, and es
pecially the Irish portion, the North German
"These Irish-Americans are doubtless ani
mated by envy and hatred at seeing how well
the Germans can earn their bread. The' Ger
man is more industrious ana more contented
than the Irishman, and this is the reason for
hiB unpopularity in America. To the aversion
felt by a section of the American people
toward modest and Industrious competitors is
due their dislike of Germans and. their prose
cution of the Chinese. The Germans in
America might gain their good will if they
cared to be less Industrious and less contented;
but this they consider too dear a price to pay
for the good will of the Irish."
ALGER BEATEN IN COURT.
A Lawsuit Decided Against tho Wealthy
Beteoit, March 1 In the Circuit Court to
day a decision .was rendered in the suit brought
by B. M. Richardson against B. A. Alger and
C. H. Buhl, to restrain them from selling cer
tain stocks in the Diamond Match Company.
Richardson transferred to them this stock as
security for indorsements, on commercial
paper, with the understanding that they were
to receive one-half the dividends during
term of indorsement They were indorsers for
$85,000 and received in all $68,400 on the invest
ment. They now claim that they were not only en
titled to this, but to their prooortion of the
profit making it in all about $127,000. Bnt the
court finds that their compensation should be
$07,033, which is one-half of the net proceeds
during the time of indorsement, ft also ordors
that the stock be transferred back, and also the
excoss of money received with interest at six
A TICTIM OP HIDE0PH0BIA.
Three Months With Rabies and Showing
No Symptoms of It.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New York, March 4 Ten-year-old Eva
Bliss Carhart was carried to the Flatbush Hos
pital on Saturday evening, in tho arms of Ser
geant Waters, her stepfather, who is attached
to the garrison at Fort Hamilton. For three
or four days she has shown symptoms of hydro
phobia. Hot water was applied to her feet,
her extremities were rubbed, and whisky was
hypo'dermically administered, but she died
within a half an hour. On Thanksgiving Bay
she had been sent to a grocery. On her way
home she was bitten on the upper lip by a
small mongrel dog belonging to Edward Wat
son. DrusgistW. H. Blankley cauterized the
wound. The dog was shot.
It was not until Thursday that there were
fears that any dangerous result would follow
the bite. On that day the girl called for water,
and when It was brought she rejected it with
signs of distress. On tho following day Dr.
Thome pronounced the case one of hydropho
bia, and the Coroner's jury which investigated
it to-day brought in a verdict to the same ef
THE SAME OLD ST0RT.
He Speculated in Grain nnd His Creditors
Minneapolis, March 4. M. W. Terra, a
grain commission man, who has an office in the
Chamber of Commerce, made an assignment
this morning In favor otiis creditors to George
W. Shepard, of the firm of Watson & Shepard.
The amount of his liabilities are not definitely
known, bnt they are estimated all the way from
$12,000 to $25,000.
It is said that most of the money is owed to
brokers who bad done business on 'Change for
Chicago parties, but almost every broker deal
ing in options is caught for a greater or less
amount. It was said on the floor that Mr.
Yerxa had offered a compromise for 60 cents on
tho dollar and the creditors would receive that
amount. Some of .those interested, however,
think the assets will not pay more than 25 cents
on tho dollar.
Not a Sinn to Fool With.
From the New York Sun.:
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new British Min
ister, to" this country, is said to stand 76 inches
high, and the noble Order of Titans will prob
ably seek to add him to its collection of giants.
The wily-minded Osgoodby, of Pomona, must
be careful about writing letters to Sir Julian,
A Nejv Cure for Insomnia.
Dr. Talcottis quoted as asserting that the
reading of 100 lines of Homer is tho best thing
in the world to go to sleep on. Thus does the
doctor furnish anew cure for insomnia, which
is also a powerful argument in favor of the
.How to Secure Attention.
From the Atlanta Constitution.!
Advice to callers at the White" House afte
the 1th of March: Ask after Baby McKee. "
J v AT THE THEATERS. ' '
Joseph Mnrphy, The Fugitive and Other
Plays and Flayers.
The proprietors of "The Fugitive," the melo.
drama at the Bijou Theater this week, might
with entire safety offer a large reward to any
one who would point out a single thing in "The
Fugitive" which the public has not been asked
to accept in some other drama. Passion is torn
to tatters, there Is villainy by the carload, a
shipwreck which will be realistic per
haps when you can. see it last
night tho lights misbehaved them
selvesa woman miraculously weak and
"larvelously strong by turns,a hero with a brown
Scrcoat and other' virtuous attributes, a
villain with a black overcoat who is murdered,
we forget how many times, and several persons
whom it would be hard to describe, and whoso
connection with tho plot of "The Fugitive" is
very slight these and an executive stall of
managers as large as the cast are guilty of as
sisting "The Fugitive" on to the Bijou stage.
But the audience dealt very charitably with
"The Fugitive," last night. The gallery pods
howled and whistled at all the thrilling situa
tions, and even the dilatory and dark behavior
of the incidental shipwreck seemed a source ot
comfort to them.
Under the circumstances Mr. Mason Mitchell
did well to maintain his excellent reputation as
the hero. W. C. Couper was a conventional vil
Jaln, and Miss Lisle Leigh was really very
charming and touching at times as the tearful
heroine. Miss "Dot" Long makes hardly a
typical Eton boy. Miss Ella Kidzer dances
Would It not be possible for "Tho Fugitive"
to get along without so muoh profanity and tho
jests which are broader than common decency
Some of the scenerv is good, and one de
cided blessing is that "The Fugitive" has no
"Rain or anything else cannot keep the people
away from this popular house. Yesterday
afternoon and evening every bit of standing
room was occupied. The attraction was
Palmer's company in '"49," a drama full of in
teresting situations and a rather deep plot.
Miss Agnes Cody is Carrots, a waif who. after
numerous trials and a couple of hairbreadth
escapes in her Infancy, turns out to bo a long
lost heiress. Gus Homer, as Arthur Denison,
looks better than he acts, and the same might
be said of several others of the cast. The hit
of the performance is the negro impersona
tions of C. Lw McElroy, as Uncle Ned, with
very good songs. The same play to-day and
to-morrow. Beginning-Thursday, "The Ban
ites" will be given by the same company.
Tho Grnnd Opera House.
In ys field Mr. Joseph Murphy has no su
perior in harness, to-day, and his presentation
of the familiar character of the good-natured,
naturally humorous, yet noble Irishman was as
agreeable as usnal last night in the play of
"The Kerry Gow" at tho Grand Opera House.
The play and the character . have
both been seen here before, and In
neither is there anything novel to he noted.
Mr. Murphy kept the audience in continual
merriment, and the play kept them interested.
Miss Belle Melville was a very charmlntr
heroine, and the company very nicely adjusted
to the work required of them. The picturesque
scenery of the piece added to its enjoyable
qualities, "The Kerry Gow" will bo repeated
Academy of Music.
Whether it be in the specialties in which so
many of the artists are very clover, or in the
laughable and picturesque burlesque, "Robin
son Crusoe," with which the performance
ends, Lily Clay's company is always amusing
and graceful. There are lots of good looks
and physical shapeliness in the ranks at the
Academy this week, and large audiences are
likely to be the rule.
TnE sale of seats for the engagement of
Robson and Crane in "Tho Henrietta" begins
on Thursday next
The variety performance at the Casino Mu
seum is a very big one this week. The curiosi
ties include some novelties.
"The Twelve Temptations," a spectacular
piece of the "Black Crook" order, comes to
the Bijou next week with all its original splen
dor. BILL NIE WAS THERE.
The Original Harrison Man Inaugurated a
New Custom nt Washington.
Bill Nye in N. V. World.l
SUNDAY WlLLAED'S HOTEL, COT N0.3",TN
THE Elevator, March 3. We American people,-
accompanied by ID bands, are here. We are
here partly, on account of loyalty and partly to
press on General Harrison the fact that we
were the first to montion bis name as a candi
date. "We are hero, to say mean things about
the President1 who goes out to-morrow, and
who, therefore, cannot help us any more. Also
to say good things of the new one who will kiss
the Bible to-morrow and open a carload of pa
tronage for the patriotic American citizens,
who are here not because they want anything
at all, bnt just because they want to show the
new President that they are going to stand by
him even when he could get along very well by
himself and would rather do so.
Everythinc is "inauguration" here. I inaug
urated last night the custom of sleeplne in the
hotel elevator. It is a new thing with me. I
have slept before all tho crowned heads of
Europe. Also In the park, but it is different
from any ot those. 1 have also slept in a folding-bed,
in the gloaming and in a railroad ac
cident but the hotel elevator Ismore surprising
than any of these.
This mornlngmy wish-bone stuck out through
the back of my overcoat. A fat man, who first
thought ot General Harrison as a candidate
and who never said anything else all his life,
sat down on me and, drawing a deep sigh, re
mained sitting on me' till I woke up.
Washington is a big amphitheater of wet
plank scats, which you can occupy to-morrow
atfromSopents to $5 per squat. If I could
bave such an audience Tight along I would like
to go into tho President business for 75 per cent
of the gate receipts and pay the advertising ex
Indiana is all here with the exception of the
postmaster at Indianapolis. John C. New is
entirely happy and well-pleased to sta7 at his
handsome Hoosler home while General Harri
son has to earn his salary hero. Mr. Now has
tasted tho sweets of public life under General
Grant and is honest in tho statement that ho
would a good deal rather let "Lige" represent
the Journal than to leave 'his comfortable
borne and become the servant of the United
States at the salary of a Cabinet officer.
As I seem to be swallowed up entirely in the
crowd here, having registered in the elevator
only, will the World kindly say to-morrow that
I am here and that I am thoroughly beloved
by all who know mof
AN ABNORMAL APPETITE.
A Child Swallows Pins, Needles, Money
and a Ball of Thread.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Beaveb Falls, March 1 Little Lizzie
Boggs, the -year-old daughter of Mrs. Samuel
Boggs, a dressmaker, the other day swallowed
a penny, a row of pin?, 20 in all, three carpet
tacks and a small ball of basting thread. A
paper ot needles is missing, and it is thought
she swallowed them also. It is feared the
child will die.
A Huge Belt ot Woven Wire.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Beavee FALLS,March 4. At the Patent
Wire Belt Works in this place, they are now
manufacturing a wire belt to run the ma
chinery for the American Exhibit at the Paris
Exposition, next summer. The belt will be 60
feet long and 20 inches wide, woven entirely
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Moses H. Kirby.
TIFFIX, O., March 4. Moses H. Kirby died at
Upper Sandusky last night, aged 01 years, lie
was the father of General M. Kirby, and was a
man of prominence all over the State, lie served
two terms in tho State Senate after he was 80 years
Hnrry F. Wlllard.
ST. LOUIS, March 4,-Harry r. Wlllard, the
well-known and popular chief clerk of the South
ern Hotel, dropped dead of apoplexy at an early
hour this morning. Mr, Wlllard went off duty at
6 o'clock last night, apparently in the best of
health and in nerfecttv cood snlrlts. Tie w.i
roDaoiy me Dest known uotei cicrK in tne couu-
- .., .,..---. - t .. .-.. .-
Daniel Illcbsrd, of Webster, departed this life
on Saturday. He had been afflicted for some time
with cancer of the month. Wo was one of Web
ster's enterprising citizens, and had been In the
mercantile Business for Z7 years. He was a sub
scriber for the Dispatch for 3S years. The com
munity has lost a good citizen. He will be in-,
terred InunloidalB. Cemetery this morning on
.arrlral of the .Brownsville train. - .
SIGHTS AT THE CAPITAL." '
Jnmes'W. Breen'a Impressions of Washing
ton The President Can't Plense New
Tork Speculation In Capital CltyE"'
Estates-Bits of Georgetown History.
tCORHI8FOXDENCK or THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, March & In regard to the
Cabinet imbroglio it looks as if the President
elect will find himself very much In the position
of the Irishman who asked the advice of the
London Punch as to whether or not be should
get married, and received the cabalistic reply:
"Whatever you do you'll' regret It" The
Piatt-Miller fight promises to make a world of
troufle for Harrison, no matter what he does.
Miller is the man who "fell outside the breast
works," and it fs rather distressing, politically
speaking, to know that he is to be permitted
to Us all forlorn "outside" the aforesaid
"breastworks." Still this is politics. Piatt Is
a spoilsman, pure and simple; is a chum of
Quay's, and represents simply the power of
money in politics. Quay Is anything hut happy
over Piatt's discomfiture.
No Mixed Drinks.
The President-elect it is given out made the
trip from Indianapolis to Washington without
once mixing bis drinks; and while he is not a
Prohibitionist or indeed a fanatic, of any kind,
there will be no smell of alcohol daring his ad
ministration. It is difficult to keep things on
this rigid line with such genial gentlemen as
Blaine and Windom in the Cabinet and the
customs of Washington society tolerably pro
nounced thcotber way. And such a backwoods
statesman as the genial Lincoln was very prop
erly shocked on learning, after leaving Albany
en route to bis inauguration, that a wine and
"broken chair" bill of this size had been con
tracted on his behalf in that city:
DXLAVAN HOUSE, ALBANT,
Februarys 1S61. f
The State of New York, to T. Kosselle & Son:
One day's board of Hon. A. Llccoln and
suite t S7SB0
Wines and liquors.. ... 157 00
Sundry broken articles, stoves, chairs,
etc, etc 150 00
Congress water zso
Sundries 34 CO
While making no hypocritical "unco good
pretentions," Benny will bave none of this sort
Tho Bacchanalian Senator,
I visited the Senate yesterday for a few
moments, and to use a much hackneyed phrase,
I found Senator Blddleberger "the cynosure of
all eyes," or, in the expressive vernacular of
Pittsburg, as "full as a goose" hardly able to
stand up while making a motion, which the
vitriolic Ingalls disposed of in the cutest man
ner possible. The big Virginian evidently
wanted to have an inauguration all to himself.
Ileal Estate Speculation.
Washington is becoming more and more
dally a speculative real estate center, and roil
estate in the northeast and northwest portions
of the city is rapidly enhancing. Taxes are
much lower than in Pittsburg, and water rent,
which for twenty years has been a robber tax in
Pittsburg, is here merely nominal, on an eight
room house in a centrat spot the charge being
but 40 to 60 cents a month. Non-paying tenants
bave very little chance here to practice their
specialty, as the rent is payable in advance,
and seven days' default finds the tenant's chat
tels ou the sidewalk. Land next to Blaine's
house, in a central and aristocratic neighbor
hoodnearly opposite Dupont Circle is
offered at a less price than is asked for lots on
Hiland avenue, Pittsburg, or along the parks
on North avenue, Allegheny.
A Boss as a Benefactor.
architecturally beautiful. The terrace and the
bay window are the most attractive features of
the modern Washington dwelling. Aside from
picturesqueness the terrace has sanitary rea
sons in its favor. The manner in which Boss
Shepherd reclaimed the marshes and waste
places and cat into the unsightly ochre-colored
sandbanks in every direction in order to make
the future Washington a pleasant and healthy
place ot abode, is calculated to somewhat tem
per our judgment of what are popularly called
ringsters, and the fact tnat the same Boss
Shepherd, who but a few years ago had to leave
Washington in the night to escape arrest or
popular fury illustrates both the fickleness of
public opinion and the ingratitude or injustice
toward public-spirited citizens who are popu
larly supposed to be public-spirited "for rev
A Eamble In Georgetown.
I rambled out to Georgetown and Arlington
Heights to-day and found both places rich in
war incidents and the "folk lore" of ante
bellum days. Georgetown is no longer a dis
tinct town, but a suburb of Washington,
reacbedby a six mile, 4H cent street car rida
from the Capitol in 40 minutes. The old
gable-end houses, built of brick, brought
over here from England in tho col
onial days, long before George" Wash
ington went into the hatchet business, are
rapidly giving away to the march of improve
ment; out then there is still enough about the
town, in the way of old-time citizens and dwell
ings, to suggest to us Rip Van Winkle and the
village of Falling Waters, and its "ale" fellows
well met The modern Georgetown College is
the most pretentious structure in the town, and
under its shadow is pointed out to me, on Pros
pect avenue, the rude and rustic one-story
domicile where Mrs. Southworth wrote the
A-fewfoet below is pointed out the lamp
post corner Bridge and Prospect streets, un
der which Gen. Lee, after playing cards at Br.
Miller's till nearly midnight, shook hands with
his Washington friends before crossing tho aque
duct bridge and casting his fortunes with the
wayward sisters. The same bridge, which
spans the Potomac at this point shortly after
ward witnessed straggling and struggling thou
sands "hurrying in hot haste" from Bull Bun
towards the capital; and under the same iamp-
?ost General Thomas FranclsMeagher alighted
rom a Government train, after losing two
horses in the fray, and, as an eye-witness de
scribes, "almost black with dirt and the smoko
of battle," and worn ont and exhausted, asked
Br. K. for a glass of brandy as a restorative.
Stretching away on the Virginia side is Alex
andria, whence George B. McClellan led the
finest organized army that the country ever
bad, to those down in front of Richmond.
Washington is in its holiday attire and is dis
posed to be hospitable at card rates, and tho
"natives" all seem to say "if you don't see what
you want ask for it" J. W. Bbeen.
"A TRAIN ONA TEAR.
It Smashes Up Buildings oa a Town's Prin.
Marquette, Mictl, March 4. A remarka
ble railroad accident occurred here this morn
ing. A South Shore heavy freight train, loaded
with mine machinery, was pulled out of a spur
track with two engines. The track is on Front
street and four cars were left on the spur,wben
tho train got part way up the hill and broke
in two one car from tho engine.
The train flew back, the brakemen being un
able to stop it. It crashed into the cars on the
spur and drove them into a big bnlkbead clean
across the street into Frazer's block, knocking
the whole front of Steels & Lobdell's grocery
in. tearing out the corner of Pickands Co.'s
coal office, damaging Bothschild & Benfarn's
front and completely blockading the street
No lives were lost
He Strengthened His Confession..
From the New York World. ,
A great advocate once declared "Suicide is
confession." Pigott confessed and then com
mitted suicide In order to strengthen the con
fession. He did well.
CADGHT ON THE GRIP LINE.
If Mr. Wanamaker is Postmaster General,
we may expect to see the Dead Letter office moved
Vandt I tell you Mr. Bepew is the slickest
after-dinner speaker In the country.
Sandy 1 am not so sure of that. -
Vandy Who's better?
Sandy 1 th)nt J could surpass him, if 1 could
only get the dinners.
Ministke What did you think of my ser
mon on procrastination)1
Elder-It was very good, indeed, but I think yon
made one mistake.
' Minister What was it?
Elder-Delaying the benediction.
Mamma Agnes," Just, before Archy Klssme
left last night, 1 heard yon cry, "Now Archy
quit." What did yon mean?
Agnes I meant, Mamma-I meant-Oh, you
know It was gcttinr late, and I meant dear
mamma, for him to quit the premises.
Now that the Cabinet contains a Miller, we
may expect some Tery flowery legal opinions.
Mb. Cleveland, you have quit us,
But the parting gives no pain,
For the loss ismore than made np '
By the greatness of the gals,
c. b. a
- ;1IPE m THE HETB0P0L1S,
MJss Booth Bnpldly Sinking,
pnsw Toas: BUBiitr srzciixs.
New Yobk, March .-MIss Mary L. Booth,
editor of Harper1 Bazar, is dangerously ilk
She has been confined to her bed for about a
month, and is now reported to be rapidly sink
ing. A Boodler's Gift to the Church.
Ex-Alderman and Boodler Thomas SheHs, of
the famous "combine" of 1884, has presented
two exquisitely-carved marble statues to St.
Teresa's Church. One represents St Gabriel,
with hand outstretched, announcing to the
blind Virgin the tidings of the redemption. The
other represents St Michael, with shield and
sword, preparing to slaughter the dragon. The
statues were carved in Italy, and cost $750. The
statues were put in place on Friday, and were
formally accepted and blessed last night wi th
Belles In .Great Demand.
Tho Committee on Literary Exercises of the
Centennial of Washington's Inauguration have
made arrangements to bave the chair that was
used at the first inauguration in 1789 brought
down to the snb-Treasury building on April 30
for General Harrison to sit in while Mr. Depew
is delivering the oration. Arrangements have
also been made for the use of the Bible from
which Chancellor Livingstone delivered the
oath to George Washington.
Grease for a Good Canse.
John D. Rockefeller has given $100,000 to the
American Baptist Education Society, payable
at the rate ot $10,000 a month, and subject to
the condition that the giver be advised in ad
vance as to the use to be made of his money,
and indorses such use. Payment begins with
the present month. The Executive Board of
the society has accepted Mr. Rockefeller's gift
under the condition named. Mr. Rockefeller
said to-day that the reports" of his having given
a mnch larger sum toward the foundation of a
Baptist university were entirely without foun
dation. Determined to Die.
While Albert Weltzer, alias Albert Nichols,
who is serving a four years and six months'
term in the Kings County Penitentiary for
robbery, was returning to his cell after at
tending services in the Chanel on Sunday morn
ing, he jumped from the third tier to the floor,
20 feet His left arm was broken and he sus
tained painful internal injuries. Weitzer is a
bunko steerer and bank sneak thief. He is
said to have respectable relatives in Chicago.
He was arrested in Brooklyn, July 7, for pick
ing the pocket of James G.Bankln as be was
leaving the Commercial Bank. He was sent to
the penitentiary early In October, and a few
weeks afterward, while he was at work in the
shoesbop, he attempted suicide by cutting his
throat with a knife which he took from a fel
low convict He has been out of the hospital
a couple of weeks only.
Will Not Embarrass Harrison.
Collector Magoae succeeded to Mr. Hedden's
duties on September 1, 1886, but he did not take
the oath of office until several months later.
The term is four years, dating from the time
the oath is taken,-and he cannot be removed
without cause, hut he will put himself at Presi
dent Harrison's disposal. "I shall not do any
thing to embarrass the President" said Mr.
Magone, to-day; "and I am sure that no good
Democrat will." Mr. Magone has not yet de
cided whether he will make this city his home
or return to Ogdensburg, in case his place is
A DAI'S EVENTS IN SOCIETY.
The Tea Given by the Ladles of St. Augus
tine's Church Last Night.
The new parochial school building of St Au
gustine's Church, Thirty-seventh street Law
renceville, presented a gay appearance last
night The vestibule and all the rooms of the
three stories were fairly cacked with a host of
friends of the school and the ladies of the
church, under whose direction 'the tea and re
ception was given.
Ludwig & Bichter. the florists, had festooned
vines and placed potted plants and flowers in
the vestibule and all the rooms, varying the
decorations in the dining rooms by set pieces
of cot flowers and pyramids on the tables. The
long tables,, laden with dainties, fruits and
flowers, and the fair waiters flitting to and fro,
presented a gay scene. The tickets for tea
were divided into hours, from 7 until 12 o'clock,
tbus preventing confusion and a rush.
In the floral booth room Miss Rose Frauen
helm and her aids were ensconced behind a
gaily festooned counter, filled with fruits,
flowers, candy, etc.. enticing the young men,
tbe seniors and all to buy of their wares.
The third story was used as a promenade and
an oijtlet for the crowds below. .Altogether
tbe Bcene presented a thoroughly enjoyable oc
casion and the guests a representative gather
ing that the church may well feel proud of.
A WHITE DINNER PARTT.
Mr. nod Mrs. John M. King Entertained
Their Friends Last Night.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kintr, of this city, gave
a "white" dinner party to 27 guests, members
of the Monongahela Cotillon Club, at the Mo
nongahela House last evening. Owing to his
departure for Jersey City to take charge of the
Jersey Central Restaurant and Cafe there,
Stewart Wallace took especial pains with the
banquet It was without doubt one of the fin
est spreads that has lately been given in this
city, and as usual was up to the high standard
ot the Monongahela House.
Everything was white, the candelabra, dinner
service, flowers, etc, and the waiters wore
white aprons, vests, gloves, tis, etc Tbe
flowers on tbe table were white lilacs and roses
and they loaded the air with tbeir fragrance.
The names of the guests were stamped m white
on white satin ribbons.
A PLEASANT AT HOME
Given by Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, of Stock
ton Avenue, Allegheny.
! Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Mitchell, of Stockton ave
nue, Allegheny, gave a very pleasant "at
home" last night from 8 until 1 o'clock. Cards
and dancing were included in 'the programme.
The following named ladles assisted the hostess
in receiving: Miss Florence K. Tildesley. Miss
Marguerite Grier and Miss Marguerite W.
Moody. Between 60 and 70 guests were pres
ent THE BRADDOCK CLUB.
Its Members Arrange a Musical and Llter
The Braddock Club, an organization of the
most prominent young people of that town,
gave a musical and literary entertainment last
night in the Braddock Hall.
The place was crowded, and the programme
of the evening was unusually attractive and
interesting. Gernert & Guenther's orchestra
An elegant reception was tendered yesterday
by Mr. W. W. Wattles at his residence. Center
avenue ShadySlde. Over 100 guests were in
vited to attend, and Gernert & Guenther's
orchestra famished the music
THANKS TO MR. CLETELAND.
The Associated Press Says Ho Treated
Them Very Nicely.
General Office )
of the Associated Pbzss,
Tho retirement of Mr. Cleveland from the
Presidency affords a fitting opportunity for
the Associated Press to make some
recognition of the uniform courtesy with
which its representatives have been re
ceived at tho Whito House, and the intelligent
interest that has been exhibited in placing at
its service promptly and withont the annoy
ance, that too often accompanies official acts,
everything that might properly bo given to the
While the Associated Press has always been
on pleasant terms with the occupants of the
White House, the fact that the press
was a servant of the people and the
proper medium through which to reach
them was never so clearly understood before
thr administration of President Cleveland.
The experience of Colonel Lamont as a jour
nalist was undoubtedly useful in establishing
such sensible and practicable relations with
the Associated Press at the very beginning of
Stevenson Is Beady to Quit.
Washington, March 4. General Steven.
son. First Assistant Postmaster General, has
tendered his resignation' to take effect upon the
appointment of his successor. . - ,
Eobert Winter, a young artist of Baa
Francisco, lost his eyesight by Iookina; with nil
naked eye at the eclipse oaNew Year's Bay.
Fourteen hundred emigrants wera
landed in Castle Garden on Friday from three
steamers, the largest number ever landed in
In 1$88, 124,603,939 were spent for !u
toxlcating drinks in England against 124,347,.
369 in 1887. The largest amount of money was
spent for beer.
Lucie Xefrance lived tea years next
door to her sister In Montreal without knowing
it and then the pair became known to each
other through their grocer.
An Irishman named Casey died re.
cently in Albuquerque very wealthy. By his
will he left to General J. A. Williamson, of
Iowa, nearly $300,000 for a favor to Casey long
In an Iowa murder casa two witnesses
swore to seeing the defendant 40 rods oft draw
his revolver, when it was proven that they were
so near-sighted that they could not tell a pistol
from a bull pup 15 yards away.
A lady who lives near Lagrange, Ga.,
ordered her servant girl to fire np tbe stove
preparatory to baking some potatoes. She did
as she was directed, but when tbe stove door
was opened tbe house cat was found baked to
A camping p"arty near Paxton, Jhd.,
were alarmed by a dark object that struck
their flre with a force that threw the embers
in all directions. It was an immense wild
goose, which they killed before It could re
J. T. Fletcher, of Jenkins Bridge, Va.,
was in his grave and men were bricking it np,
when they beard a groan. Tbey opened tho
coffin and found Fletcher's heart beating. Ha
was taken home, but died two days afterward
without regaining consciousness.
Three German children, aged 8, 9 and
10 years, landed in Castle Garden on Friday
with tags on their clothing stating that they
were to travel to Flatonia, Tex where they
will meet their parents. The authorities put
them in the cars and forwarded them to the
destination indicated.by the tags.
An Italian ragpicker in Springfield,
Mais-, saw a little girl with her clothing in
flames, vainly trying to get out of a room.
With one spring he jumped through the win
dow, seized the child, bore her outside, and
rolled her in tbe snow. She was so badly
.burned that she died within a few hours.
A freight brakeman on the Lake Shore
road, the other day, stood on a platform as a
train of cars went by at a moderate rate of
speed and remembered the number of each
car without writing them down. When he re
ported them to the conductor an investiga
tion was made, and it was found that he was
A New Jersey bird dog went into n
room where a parrot was at liberty, when ha
stopped and pointed. The bird approached,
looked the dog square in tbe eye, and said,
"You're a rascal!'1 The dog was so surprised
at hearing a bird speak that he dropped his
tail, wheeled, and ran away, and from that day
to this be has never been known to point a
The boys in Atlanta, Ga,, gave Gover
nor Gordon a severe snow-balling as he was
going to tbe capitol last Thursday morning;
Tbe Governor begged hard to be let off. but tho
boys said no. One boy said to him: "We can's
let you off. Governor. As you haven't dona
any running since '64, you will have to hustle."
And tbe General hustled, while dozens ot bails)
took him in the back ot the neck.
Benjamin Johnson owns a firm in Knsh
Valley, Utah, upon which he has just discov
ered a mine of natural shoeblacking. An an.
alysis of this peculiar material shows that it
contains 16 per cent carbon, 34 per cens
aluminum and the remainder clay. When
taken out the material is moist and soft and
when used as a shoeblacking produces a fine
polish which Is not easily destroyed. Eastern
capitalists have been sounding Mr. Johnson re
garding bis price for the mine.
A larger quantity of strong drink per
head is consumed in New South Wales than in
any of the other Australasian colonies. Whilo
last year the revenue fromsplritsin that colony
increased by JE46.723.and wine and beer by
7,000, there was a decrease on tea of 5,960. A
correspondent of a Melbourne paper, in de
scribing tbe murder of an English family by a
native, says the Maoris are terrible gamblers,
gambling and intoxication being two of the
worst vices tbey have derived from civilization.
The washerwomen ofParis, to the num
ber of 10,000; "fully qualified and duly accred
ited." have agreed to form themselves into a
syndicate far tbe purpose of looking after their
interests in au official manner. Tbey resolve
to bave a market of their own, where tbey can
go in order to be hired for work, and to make
their own terms. The meetingof washerwomen
at which the resolution relative to the syndi
cate was carried was addressed by a female
president who spoke like a practical debater,
and fixed the wages to be demanded by her
coworkers at 3f. 76c. a day, or about 75 cents.
Martin Palmer, of Windsor, Conn., is a
fox hunter who had followed one of the ani
mals a long distance last week. He came out
the woods onto the-track of the Connecticut
Western Railroad and found his dog excitedly
sniffing at the rails. He tried to call him off,
but the dog kept following the rail for a rod or
more, and then stopped and barked vigorously.
Mr. Palmet was puzzled and at first indignant
that his dog did not answer bis summons. Fin
ally be yielded to curiosity and examined tha
point where the dog kept bis nose, and discov
ered that the fox bad been walking on the rail, I
and one foot bad slipped off, leavingits imprint
in tbe snow. Mr. Palmer determined to find
out how far this had gone op, and the dog was
allowed to follow the weak scent on tbe rail.
For over two miles tbey kept on the track and
found n& place where the fox had slipped
again. At last, a little further on, they found i
where tho cunning animal had gathered him- '
self together and made a side jump from tha
rail a distance of over Ave feet and bad mada
CUPPED BITS OF WIT.
Claud Howard da Vere (to fellow
tragedian) St. Clair, allow me to Introduce to
you my brother, Pat Brady. Sew York Sun.
Big-footed party (in crowd) Here, just
get off my foot, please.
The Offender Incuse me, sir, I thought It was
the curbstone. Seio York Sun.
Visitor (at the museum) Where is tha
Tasting Man," boss?
Keeper (absentmiudedly)-IIe's Just gone out
for supper: he will be back In a minute. Una '
I cannot sing the old songs,
As 1 have been requested;
When last I tried to warble them
The Mayor had me arrested.
Setmkia State Journal.
The Razor Removed Them Quicker.
Barber Lot of pimples, sir. Better try our salve,
remove them all In a week.
Customer (who feelsblosd running down his
facc)-Vonr confounded razor seems to be remov
ing them faster than that. ..Vets York Sun.
"Sir," said the suitor, "I wish to make
your daughter my wife. I will be model husband-"
"Why, yon haven't a dollar In the world."
'I know It; but she is the idol of my lire."
"Yes, and yoa would be the idle of mine. Z
don't want yon In the family." Kern York Matt
Tenderfoot (in new Kansas town),
"Where Is the postofflce? "
"D'ye see that man sawing wood? He's the post
master." 'Yes, bnt I don't seo the postofflco."
"Of coarse yoa don't. It's in hishat. iVna
Figures Will Not Lie. At the publics
Teacher Now, Bobby, how mnch do six andrf
four make? . r ,
Bobby (eagerly)-Eleven, sir. T ;
Teacher Now, guess again. X"
Bobby (doubtfully) Twelve nlne-thlrteen. -
Teacher-How about ten? Ji?
Bobby (exultlngly) Ob. yoa can't fool me that
way. Five and five make ten. Sew York Tru W
We were sitting, after waltzing, jH
On the stairs. J. V
He, before 1 could forbid It ' ,Jf
Stole a rose, ere yet I missed It, jfc""v
And, as tenderly be kissed it,
Swiftly la his pocket hid it j
We were talking, after waltzing,'
On the stairs. -
, 1 had said that he should rne It,
And a lecture I Intended,
Which' 1 think he apprehended,-
I was kissed before 1 knew It
We were silent, after waltzing.
On the stairs.
1 had stormed with angry reeling.
But he spoke lore, never heedlnir.
And my eyes fell 'neath his pleading.
All my depth of love revealing, ''
Cuawares.. . t.7 ,