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Frank McGowan, Afler Spending a
Year and a Half Traveling
IK THE WILDS OFSODTH AMERICA,
Beturns to Tell a Tale of Adventure Eiral
ing That of Stanley.
BENT OUT BT THE WIZARD EDISON.
He Succeeds la Ms Mission. After Innumerable Dan.
gers and Hardships.
A (1017 of romantic and startling adven
tures, closely resembling Stanley's experi
ences in the heart of Africa, is told by a
young man named Frank McGowan. He
has just returned to New York from South
America, whither he was sent by Edison,
the inventor, to procure a certain kind of
bamboo. McGowan was cone a year and, a
half, and traveled thousands of miles
through the wildest portions of the Amazon
region. His description of the country and
the people is remarkably graphic and inter
New Yokk, May 3. Mr. Frank Me-
Gowan. one of the bright young men asso
ciated with Mr. Edison, in his laboratory
work at Orange, has just returned from
bouth America after an absence of a year
and a half. His mission was to procure for
Mr. Edison a certain kind of bamboo, which
has proved to be one of the very best ma
terials the wizard has as yet discovered for
the transmission of electricity. Although
the voyage was extremely hazardous and
beset with many dangers, Mr. McGowan
was determined to make it, even if it cost
him his life. He accomplished his eud, but
at the expense ot his health and perhaps
future happiness, for he has returned with
his constitution greatly shattered.
His travels carried him through the un
broken lorests of South America, where he
encountered not only wild beasts, snakes,
reptiles, crocodiles and predatory bands of
Indians, but exposed himself to the wast
ing ravages of low fevers. He forded
rivers, waded swamps, penetrated unknown
mountain fastnesses and scaled the loftv
Cordilleras. He .ascended the Amazon
2,300 miles and traversed the continent from
ocean to ocean.
MOXTHS WITHOUT MEAT.
He was obliged to go 98 days without re
moving his clothes, and 116 days without
eating meat, and during all this time he
was dependent upon the services of friendly
savages, with whom he could not converse
or even make his wants known except by
the sign language.
Mr. Edison is exceedingly pleased with
the result of the trip. McGowan proved
himself to be an intrepid traveler, and has
returned with a large and varied stock of
fibrous material, which has been laicTaside
for experimental work. In fact, so very
much pleased was the Wizard that he or
dered McGowan to recreate at Delmonico's
till he had fnlly recovered from the trying
strain put upon hi in by the trip. Mc
Gowan, however, thought that the quiet of
Greenwich, Uonn., would suit him better,
and has gone to that place. To an Evening
Sun reporter, who asked about his trip, he
"Well, it was a long one, and I fear it
wonld sound too much like a half dime
nov. enlist your sympathy. You know
X have been gone a year and a half from
home, and during that time I have not been
idle. Let me 6ee it was September 10,
18Swhen I lefUrtfr YorLkVy djj&a,.
tion was ror,-af the mont&wthe. iCmazou.
"When I arrived there I felt lost, as every
one spoke Portuguese except me. How did
1 get along? well. I learned Portnguese,
too. There was nothing else to do.
ALMOST KILLED BY A. VAMPIEE.
"Upon arriving at Para I lost no time in
setting out for the interior, and immediate
ly engaged passage on a steamship running
up the Amazon. The steamships run as far
as Iquitos, a distance of 2,200 miles. These
Amazonian steamships are queer rigged
affairs. The decks are all open, and the
passengers sleep out in the open air at night
in hammocks, with hardly anything for a
coverning except a mosquito net, which is
At Santarem, a small village 450 miles
above Para, I visited an American family
named Pitt, whom I found in great, agita
tion. Their only daughter, a beautiful girl
about 20 years old, was believed to be on the
verge ot consumption. She formerly had a
plump and well-rounded figure, but'had re
cently wasted away till there was hardly
anything save a shadow of her left Appar
ently she was without disease and the family
were greatly distressed to know what was
the matter. It was decided to set a watch
upon her, and what did they discover one
night but a huge vampire bat engaged in
slowly sucking her life blood while she in
nocently lay sleeping. The fellow had first
operated between her toes, leaving such a
small puncture as to escape notice, but had
afterward changed the base of his operations
to her knee, where he was at work when dis
covered. Ton can safely wager that no time
was lost in sending the'dastard tothe happy
hunting ground. The girl speedily recov
ered her health.
SHOornro alligatoes toe nrer.
"Going up the Amazon you meet with
nothing but yellow water and dense forests.
Fish abound in the river and are remarkable
principally for their variety. They are
caught in large numbers and furnish a
staple in the food supply. The banks of
the river are lined with alligators, and the
passengers on board our steamship Amused
themselves during the day with their Win
chesters in picking the slimy denizens of
the Amazon off while they were enjoying a
morning s sunning. Fifty-two alligators
Vere shot one morning from" the steamship's
Vaeck. The poor things would jump fifteen
I feet into the air when struck, and would
then flounder about in the water, lashing it
it into foam for a radius of many feet It
was cruel sport, but it varied the monotony,
and helped pass away many weary hours.
It is an old saying among the inhabitants
of Brazil that when the rainy season begins
the boa constrictors and smaller serpents, to
gether with the lions and tigers and all the
other animals desert the islands in the river
and swim to the mainland, where they take
reluge in the depths of the forests. No man
cxa. penetrate the Brazilian forests alone. A
foreigner could not go five miles without
being devoured by wild beasts or poisoned
by serpents, and even the natives do not
venture any distance unless it is in parties.
SHOWERS OP SHABP ABBOTVS.
"Brazilians in years past, in going up the
river were accustomed to give vent to their
deviltry by firinggrape shot into the Indians,
who were usually assembled on the banks
in large numDers. jsow, matters are very
much reversed, nu inexuuians naving been
taught to retaliate, amuse themselves by
making a target of the Brazilian gunboats
and literally deluging them with showers of
"The Indiansshoot these arrows with such
terrific force as to send them through the
steamship's hulL I shall never forget my
own experience. It was like peril dropping
cat ot a clear sky. Ve were all lazily
engaged one sunny afternoon in dragging
out an existence on tbe steamship's deck in
smoking and -in otherwise diverting our
selves, when suddenly from out of the forests
came a volley of arrows. Tbey rained upon
the deck by the hundreds, bnt fortunately
not a soul was injured. Wejill managed to
get down into the bold, and not a mother's
eon dared to show his head for hours after
ward. Probably tou won't believe it but
some of those arrows "penetrated the wood-
gwom ana vereioe&aui immmmaip'shbu.
You certainly would not find much difficulty
in believing it if you could once see their
'bows. - They are at least 8- feet long, and at
tbe middle are as thick as my wrist; I could
sot bend one of them. The strings are made
from the bark of trees. The arrows are
about 3 feet in length, and are invariably
tipped with poison."
BEATS JERSEY FOE MOSQUITOES.
Arrived at Manaos, a thriving town 1,000
miles up the Amazon, which is the cen
ter of the rubber trade, he found the people
greatly exefted over the murder of a native
said to have been worth 55,000,000. All
foreigners were under arrest, and things
looked very warlike until the actual crimi
nal was caught and confessed his guilt
"While at Manaos," continued Mr. Mc
Gowan, "two young mechanics had occasion
to send a gang of men up one of the
tributaries ot the Amazon to repair a small
steam launch. The mechanics were unable
to return the first night but they did not
fail to get back the next day in double
quick time, and such a sight as they pre
sented I shall never forget Their heads
were swollen to twice the normal size, and
were covered with lumps as large as het'
eggs, while their noses looked like full
blown cauliflower. It was the result of the
mosquitioes getting in their fine art They
told me that the only way in which they
could worry through the night with any de
gree of comfort was by sinking their canoes
in about three feet of water, and then by
sitting in them submerged in water up to
"The small insects that infest the forest,
however, are fully as troublesome, and their
bites are, in most cases, much more poison
ous. I had my own sxeeit time with them.
One of the most troublesome kind of these
small tartars is the penm, a small, red ani
mal, invisible to the naked eye. He bur
rows underneath the skin and causes a heap
of itching. But there is another pest which
eclipses the peum for pure, unadulterated
cussedness, and never fails to play havoc
wherever he chances to alight He is very
appropriately called a jigger. He digs
under your flesh, and lays' eggs there, caus
ing painful swellings and great abscesses,
which can only be cured by cutting out the
A. GEEAT CITY OP THE FUTURE.
"While at Manaos I had a very good op
portunity of observing the laborers gather
runner, which they brought from the rivers
Furus and Madeira, tributaries to the Am
azon. The labor is performed by Peons,
who are natives, and a more hardy or robust
set.of men never trod on God's footstool.
They are employed in gangs of COO, and per
form the roughest kind of work for a mere
pittance. One thing is certain, and that is
The rubber supply will npver become ex
hausted, as the trees are npt cut down. It
is prohibited by law. English capital,
backed by Brazilian enterprise, is pushing
public improvements in Manaos, and the
place is destined to be a magnificent city.
At the present time the people are engaged
in constructing water works on a gigantic
Mr. McGowan arrived at Iquitos, Peru,
2,300 miles lrom the mouth of the Amazon,
December 16, 1887. The city n as started by
the Peruvian Government as headquarters
for repairing steamships. It contains many
Americans. Striking across from Iquitos,
accompanied by three Inca Indians, Mr.
McGowan niade a bee-line for the Biver
Napa. He carried among his bagg3gea tin
box containing 300 silver dollars, and was
afraid to go to sleep at night for fear his In
dian guides would rob him of his scalp and
his silver. He describes the journey as the
hardest he ever undertook, and several times
he came near sinking from exhaustion.
BIRDS, BEASTS AND SNAKES.
Once when he lay down to rest he heard a
bird mimicking human groans of distress so
true to life that one might readily believe a
man were dying in some secluded spot near
"It was," said he, "the first time I had
ever heard the cry of this bird, hut I recog
nized its notes at once from the accounts I
had read of it when a boy in Buffon's
Natural History. It was always regarded
as a forerunner of death. I had now almost
given myself up for lost
"T cant haul- In a c4nnn wlilin T -woo
Dancing about me J. saw one of tbe Indians,
who pulled and tugged at me roughly, and
pointing into the forest, said in Spanish,
'Big tiger. "
Bescued from this peril by his guides, he
reached the river in safety and continued to
Quito, his objective poind There was con
stant clanger from prowling Indians, wild
beasts and venomous snakes, and to add to
the horror of the situation provisions began
to run short He traveled by canoe on the
Napa, the Aqnarico and the Santiago river.
On the latter stream loathsome river snakes
15 feet long were encountered. It was now
the rainy season; the temperature was 100,
and sand-flies made life a burden. Plenty
of fish were to be had in this river, so the
party did not suffer for food.
A BRUTAL CELEBRATION.
Beaching Quito he made that place his
headquarters for various excursions into the
interior. At Cali, an old town founded by
Spaniards in 1532, he witnessed a strange
celebration, on the anniversary of the Ee-
Bull fighting is the most popular pastime
for the blood-loving populace. On this oc
casion, however, they varied the monotony
by sewing huge firecrackers to the hides of
the animals, and, having ignited the fuse,
tnrned them loose in the square for the edifi
cation of vast crowds of people. Of course
as the crackers exploded they tore open the
flesh and put the animal in wild rage. The
people were intensely delighted and their
enthusiasm knew no bounds.
Dnring a trip in the Cordilleras the ex
plorer and his party were shaken by an
earthquake in their camp, saw numerous
traces ot mountain lions and tigers, and dis
covered 18 silver mines. After varied ex
periences with serpents and beasts, thev
finally reached Buena Ventura, whence Mr.
McGowan took passage on a Pacific mail
steamer for home.
Tbo Maryland Temperance People do Not
Believe in High License.
Baltimobe, May 3. The closing session
of the State Temperance Alliance was
opened with a paper by Bev. Louis F.
Zinkhan, of the Prisoners' Aid Associa
tion, on "Intemperance in Belation to Crime
in Maryland, and the Benefits of Local Op
tion." Mr. Daniel said it was the best tem
perance paper he had ever heard. On his
motion, $50 was raised to publish it as a
campaign document in Pennsylvania and
In their report the Committee on Regula
tions say: "We want no compromise with
the saloons. While we have no desire to
assail the motives of many who advocate
high license as a remedy for intemperance,
yet candor compels us to say that with not
a few high license is but a temperance
livery, under cover of which they shame
fully war to' defeat this beneficent and holy
end of our reform. We denounce high
license as a snare and delusion,
vicious in principle. For the saloon
can never be legalized without
sin. As a remedy H is powerless to grapple
with the gigantic evil of the liquor traffic
Away with this ghost of the Missouri com
promise. High license, with two-fifths of
Maryland already under prohibition, wonld
be loss of all-our labor and sacrifice to res
en e this territory from the curse of the le
galized traffic, and the saloon would be once
more established in this favored territory.
These facts make the cry for high license in
this State' treason to temperance, and should
cousign that organization that has the
effrontery to declare for it to ignoble de
feat" Tbe Marvel of the Ace.
Dover (K. H.) Democrat.
The modern newspaper is tbe cheapest
thing of the .age, and people constantly mar
vel that so much can be supplied to them for
a few pennies. When they buy a garment,
a shoe or n hat, they pay for the labor repre
sented in it at the rate of about'$3 a day for
each worker. But the modern newspaper,
which is the product of the labor of scores
and even hundreds of men, is laid at their
aoer ea aay xorss, 9 m oceate. -
HE WANTED TO DIE.
A Son of One of tbe Gulons, of Steamship
Tame, Tries io Take Poison on the Street
Prevented From Suicide and Con
veyed to theHospltnl His Tron
btes Made Him Despondent.
rSTXCIAI. TXLK3BAK TO TBS DIgr.lTC8.1
New York, May 3. A tall, well-dressed
young man iras seen staggering along
Greenwich street, at 5 o'clock this after
noon. At the corner of Charles street he
seized a lamppost for support,- and
clutching it with one hand, drew a
medicine bottle from his pocket and raised
it to his lips. Charles Ives, of No.
Clarkson street and William Murphy, of
No. 227 West Tenth street who were watch
ing him, sprang forward, and, after a sharp
struggle, succeeded in wresting the bottle
from him. Murphy saw that it was labeled
"Poison," and in his surprise let it tall on
the pavement, where it was smashed to
The young man was taken to the Charles
street station, where he was held on a charge
of intoxication. On hearing the story of
Murphy and Ives, Sergeant Croker decided
that it was safest to send him
to St Vincent's Hospital. The pris
oner at first said his name was
Edward Stanton, and that he was a bank
clerk living in Orange, N. J., bnt from
papers in his possession it was ascertained
that he is Stanton Gnion, the vonnger, son
of Mr. William H. Gnion, of the Guion line
In his pockets were found a gold watch
and chain, a considerable sum of money,
and a number of letters addressed to him at
the Park House. Orange, N. J. He was
examined at the hospital by Dr.
Hanbold, who came to the
cconclusion that he had not taken
any poison and was merely suffering from
alcoholism. The remains of the label on
the bottle showed that it had contained a
solution of morphine.
Mr. William H. Gnion, who resides at
No. 22 East Forty-seventh street, was ill
last night and could not be seen. Mrs.
Guion said that she could assign no reason
why her son should attempt his
life. He called on her on Tuesday,
and was then in good health and spirits.
For some time he has been living with
his elder brother in Orange. He has been
out of employment for some months, and
this, coupled with ill health, his friends
think, may have rendered him despondent
He is 21 years ot age and unmarried.
TALKING TOH SPIRITS.
Remarkable Religions Upheaval Among
Colored People Hundreds Converted
Strange Scene In a Police Court
A Lawyer's Motion Wanted
to bin? tbe Doxology.
tSriCIAL TELEGHAM TO TUX DI8PATCR.1
Richmond, Va., May 3. Never in the
history of Richmond has such a tremendous
religious upheaval been known as exists at
present among the negroes. Hundreds of
them are daily professing conversion on the
street, and go about stopping every one they
meet and singing in their strange way their
experiences, which invariably are in refer
ence to talks they have had with spirits
from heaven. It is no uncommon thing to
see one negro standing in a group suddenly
strike his breast and declare thatjhe is con
verted and go on to narrate the visions that
came to him at that precise moment.
This morning John Mann, a negro, was
before the police court on the charge of
being drunk last night, a policeman testify
ing that he was so drunk that he couldn't
walk. The negro was represented by Giles
Jackson, a colored lawyer, who would not
argue the case, but asked his client to tell
all about it
Mann then said: "Justice, if I was drunk
last night I was drunk in the spirit; my
heart was filled with the new wine."
BflWc tchfield You mean that you
was full of thatAu,stuff that knocks a "fel
The prisoner No sir; my heart was filled
with that new wine the blood of our
Savior, that washes away the sins of the
world. The spirit of the Lord ttrnck me
last night, and fie told me to go and tell all
the people that unless they repented and
receive the spirit in their hearts they will
The Justice Mr. Jackson, do you desire
to say anything?
Mr. Jackson May it please Your Honor,
I think all that is necessary to be done is to
sing the Doxology and be dismissed.
This created a great outburst of laughter,
and it was some moments before the usual
quiet was restored. The Police Justice de
cided not to interfere with the religious
movement, and discharged the prisoner.
HE DIDST LIKE CE1TICIS1T.
Peculiar Cause for a Colored Barber's Mur
derous Attack Upon a Professor.
I SFXCIAL TELEGKAU TO THE DISFATCR.1
Evansville, May 3. At 930 o'clock
this evening a negro barber and ex-school
teacher named C. W. Jones attempted to
take the life of Prof. J. W. Layne, the Su
perrhtendent of the Pnblic Schools, of
this city, in the St. George Hotel barber
shop. The negro is a young mulatto, 27
years of. age. He attacked the professor
while he was seated in a chair getting
shaved by another barber. Bushing up be
hind the professor he cut him with a razor
across the neck, making a frightful gash,
but luckily missing the carotid artery. Had
he cut half an inch lower under the chin,
the physician states he would have killed
the professor on the spot
The only reason given by the negro for
the Tash actis that about two years ago the
professor criticised him on the use of the
word "only" at a teachers' institute. This,
the young negro says, galled him. Then,
meeting the professor on the street to-day,
he says the professor compelled him to take
the wrong side of the walk in pass
ing him, and this ho conjured up to
mean an insult Subsequently, he says, in
the barber shop, where the murder was at
tempted, he imagined that the professor
cast spiteful glances athim. This, he says,
made him.desperate and he sprang at tbe
professor with a razor and cut him, the
handle of tbe razor breaking.
He pursued the fleeing professor into the
corridor of the'hotel and attempted to finish
him with a pocket knife, but was arrested
on tbe spot by bystanders and taken to the
city jail, where the charge of attempt to
murder was placed against him. Layne is
not thought to be necessarily fatally in
jured. TALKING AWAYFROM HOME..
Trcninrer Dennlston Criticises the License
Court Respectable Dealers Barred.
Major Joseph F. Denniston, of Pittsburg,
was at the Lafayette yesterday, says the
Philadelphia Timet. He served gallantly
in the war of the Rebellion, was four times'
wonnded in battle and lost a leg in tbe
service. He is now serving his third term
as City Treasurer, having been elected
twice without opposition. He says that
Judge White's arbitrary action in the Li
cense Court has deprived many respectable
keepers of restaurants of their privilege to
sell, while a number of "tough" placesha7e
The Centennial Furniture Fad.
Minneapolis Journal. 1
Centennial furniture will be all the rage
now. Numerous stock companies are being
organized for the manufacture of furniture,
clocks, and crockery, all of which will be
warranted to be over 100 years old. The
family that can't displaya set of great grand
mother's china, grandfather's clock, orsome
thing of that sort will not be recognized in
rnmnnp h,t Rtrl.
snrni iMtka. wVU commence in to-morrow' Di.
"PATCH. 21 tt written in tftot author' AotwfMf
iwytd A& me wwK whw:i
ALL IS FAIlUJf AE
Is the Doctrine Parnell Used Against
His Tory Opponents.
SOME VERY FEANK ADMISSIONS
In Reply to leading Questions While on
the Witness Stand.
HOW HE TfilED TO FOOL THE HOUSE
In Order to Bare Ireland. From Ona Hare Arbitrary
The cross-examination of Mr. Parnell be
came somewhat interesting yesterday. The'
Irish leader admitted having tried to de
ceive bis opponents in the Honse of Com
mons some years ago. The frankness with
which he made this admission caused some
thing of a sensation. Mr. Parnell denied
any acquaintance with & number of alleged
London, May 3. The cross-examination
of Mr. Parnell was continued before the
Parnell Commission to-day. Mr. Parnell
testified that he had often reproved Mr.
William O'Brien, editor ot United Ireland,
for the violent articles that appeared in
that paper. He had not publicly repudi
ated the articles because he did not consider
that the way to effect the alterations he de
sired in the tone of the articles. Mr. Par
nell said he considered Mr. O'Brien's teach
ings to be in advance of his own.
Mr. Parnell denied that he knew Number
One either under the name of Tynan or any
other name, and said that he had never
heard of Mr. Egan's being associated with
"The Martyrs' Fund" for the benefit of the
families of the Phoenix Park murderers.
He saw nothing criminal in the fund and
rather thought it was right to assist the in
SOME ANCIENT 1IISTOET.
"The Martyrs' Fund" might not, how
ever, have been the most appropriate name
for such a fund. He could not, he said, rec
ollect denouncing outrages between 1878
and 1881. He believed the outrages perpe
trated to have been the work of small secret
Witness was then asked whether if secret
societies adverse td the League had existed,
and if a vast majority of the people bad
belonged to the Leagne there would not
have been ample evidence obtained to con
vict the perpetrators of outrages, but par
ried the question, saying that that might or
might not have been the case.
Here occurred the most remarkable inci
dent in the witness' cross-examination.
Attorney General Webster quoted a state
ment made by Mr. Parnell in.the House of
Commons during the debate on Mr. For
ster's bill In 1881, suspending the writ of
habeas corpus, to tbe effect that secret so
cieties had then ceased to exist in Ireland.
SOME CANDID QUESTIONS.
"Did you helieve that when you said it?"
asked the Attorney General.
"Ho," replied JSlr. Darnell. "At any
rate it was a grossly exaggerated state
ment" There was a buzz of surprise throughout
the court room at this response.
"Did or did you Dot," continued the At
torney General, "intend to misstate the
fact when you made that statement?"
"I have no doubt I did," was the reply.
The Attorney General Deliberately?
Mr. Parnell Yes, deliberately.
The Attorney General You deliberately
made the statement knowing it to be un
true? Mr. Parhell-Yes, or if not untrue, very
extravagant and boastful.
The Attorney General And you have
never since withdrawn it?
Mr. Parnell No, I have not.
The nonchalance with which the witness
made those admissions astonished the audi
ence and elicited some hisses.
II DID NOT WOEK.
"Probably," added Mr. Parnell, "the
statement was made to mislead the Honse.
I am afraid it did not for the bill was
passed. My purpose was to exaggerate the
effect the League had in reducing tbe num
ber of secret societies. The League un
doubtedly diminished the number of secret
societies, though it had not swept 'them
away as I stated."
Mr. Parnell was next asked what had be
come of the Land League's books. He-explained
that some were brought to London
and were before the Commission. The cash
books and ledgers bad disappeared, he did
not know where. Neither was Treasurer
Kenny, Mr. Egan nor any other of the
League officials able to tell what had be
come of them. The letter books and files of
letters had also vanished.
Presiding Justice Hannen here impressed
upon the witness the fact that the Court at
tached great importance to the missing
documents, and Mr. Parnell promised to try
to find them.
THE SHAEOiN DIVORCE CASE.
Arguments Began Before the California
Supremo Court on the Appeal.
San Fkancisco, May 3. Argument
waa begun before the. Supreme Court of
California to-day on an appeal of Frederick
Sharon from the orders of the lower court,
denying the motion for a new trial
of the 'celebrated Sharon divorce case
Frederick Sharon, tbe executor of the
estate, was made the respondent in the case
on the death of ex-Senator William Sharon
in 1885. On February 21 last, Sharon's
counsel moved that the alleged contract of
marriage on which Sarah Althea Hill (now
wife of Judge David STerry) based her
claims to part of the Sharon estate, be pro
duced in court and canceled, agreeable to a
decree of the United States Circuit Court,
dated September 29, 1885.
The Supreme Court to-day granted tbe
motion, but a sensation occurred when
Judge Terry arose and said that this
famous document was consumed in the fire
which destroyed his library at Fresno on
the night of August 11, 1888. He after
ward made affidavit to this effect. The ar
gument in the case, however, will con
tinue to-day and to-morrow. The point
sought to be made by the Sharon heirs is
that the United States Court had jurisdic
tion in the matter, in that its decision de
claring the contract a forgery and per
petually enjoined Sara Althea from assert
ing community rights was final.
PICKING DP CODEAGE.
A Business Man Wbo Believes In nn Iron
and Steel Boom.
NewYobk, May 2. President Benja
min G. Clark, of the Thomas Iron Com
pany, is inclined to be somewhat hopeful,
and believes that just as soon as the
country settles down to business
again, which-it is likely to do with
in the course of a' few days, there
will be a marked improvement shown, both
in the iron and steel traces. The greatest
indication is that business not only holds its
own, but, on the other hand, is inclined to
be more buoyant, and prices show, if not a
decidedly advancing-tendency, at least con
Many mills are busy, some even worked
to their utmost capacity. New business
would certainly not be taken at current
rates, andlmanufncturers nre,not at all anx
ious to take freth orders, .even at marked
advnnccs from going prices, unless the con
tracts are to be.filled within a reasonable
period. The foreign markets continue to
show a disposition toTise, and according to
late reports from Glasgow basiaH is
SATURDAY, MAT 4,"
HE LEFT HIS WEALTH,
And Came to America to Learn His Trade
aa an Ordlnnrv Workman A Toons;
Hollander Who U Going Homo-
to RcTo'ntlantze tbe
Gband Eapids, Mich., May 3. Mr. A.
Stark, an intelligent and well-educated
yonng Hollander, has been in the city for a
month past and an interesting story is told
of him, which he modestly confessed is true.
He is the son of an immensely wealthy
manufacturer at Heneglo, Holland, whohas
a machine shop where 500 men are em
ployed, and in addition to this employs 800
operatives in the manufacture of cotton
goods for the East and Dutch Indies trade.
The young man, when he became of age, to
choose for himself, did not wish to follow in
the footsteps of his fatbtr.
He was of a mechanical turn of mind,
but fancied neither iron nor cotton, his
preference being for wood. With his father's
consent three years ago he came to the
United States,, and since then he has
been employed as an ordinary
workman in factories in this
city, Chicago, Oshkosh, Oswego and other
points. He has not , passed as the son of
a rich father, but has worn the blue
shirt of a workingman and drawn his pay.
His attention has been devoted to the sash,
door and blind business and he has mas
tered every detail of it.
About a month ago he abandoned his in
cognito and is now investjgating the Amer
ican methods of manufacturing furniture,
spending several hours each day ob
serving the machinery, workman
ship, construction systems and pro
cesses. He will retnrn home to Holland
this summer with the intention of establish
ing a sash, door and blind factory. There
are but four or five factories of that kind in
Holland, and they are poorly equipped.
Hewillfitup a factory that will have all
the latest improvements and best American
machinery, and believes he will meet with
success and have very little competition
from the old factories.
In Holland the material used for sash,
doors and blinds is mostly Norway pine,
but Mr. Stark has found from observation
that the Michigan pine is far superior in
quality and will have the lumber shipped
from this country. He docs not intend to
manufacture furniture, but is studying that
as a side issue and as a finish to his indus
A MAN OP NEEYE.
The Matrimonial Record Broken by a Man
Who married Ills Mother-In. Tjjiw.
CiircnnrATl, May 3. James H. Hall.
20 years old, is a machinist and a man of
nerve. Of . he last there can be no
doubt, as he has broken the matrimo
nial record and married -his mother-in-law.
It was two years ago that Hall's first wife
died at their home in Aberdeen, Ohio. Hall
then moved to Cincinnati, being accompa
nied by Mrs. Mary Miller, his mother-in-law.
The deceased wife's mother kept house for
Hall. About seven months ago they moved
to 785 Vine street. Mrs. Miller must have
either been the exception that proves the
rule or the very extreme model of the gen
erally accepted idea of a mother-in-law, for
Hall conceived the idea of marrying, and
yesterday secured from Deputy Guthardt a
license to wed.
There was no dillydallying, and the two
were merged into one in the parsonage of
St. Matthaeus' Church by the pastor, the
Bev. Jacob Pister. Last night a reporter
started out to congratulate the happy ones.
All the girls were giggling over the news
of the wedding. Hall was called to the
door of the bridal chamber. He is a
slim built young man about 5
feet 7 inches in height, and wore a rather
cheerful smile and a small black mustache.
The bride was invisible, bnt when she heard
the reporter's query a giggle was-heard, fol
lowed in soft tones by:
"Jimmy, dear, don't tell anything."
"I won t dearie,'1 spoke Jimmy.
Then Hall began to say that their friends
knew all about the marriage.
The mother-in-law-bride is not "fat, fair,
and forty," as widows are generally sup
posed to be, bnt is tall, rather angular, and
inclined to be "sallow, slim and less than
The question puzzling the neighbors is,
What relation is the bride to the child of
her daughter by their mutual husband?
UNITED STATES GIRLS.
How tbe English Young Ladles Are Being;
Initrnctcd In Americanisms.
The adoption of foreign "fads" being by
L no means peculiarly an American conceit,
it is with no small sense of satisfaction that
the well-authenticated rumor reaches us
that onr fair British cousins are American
izing to 'the extent of copying the most
characteristic of onr styles, as well as cer
tain little eccentricities in speech, manner
and gait. From present prospects, the
"craze" bids fair to equal the corresponding
Anglo-mania that has prevailed with us
until it is no longer a novelty. My in
formant writes me that it is vastly amusing
to see a group of native-born British maids
endeavoring to look and act like the
"United States girls," as they term them;
and, like the majority of imitations, this
one is so exaggerated one can only conclude
that they have found their model upon a
The freedom from restraint is Innate with
the average American girl; while the En
glish, on the contrary, is subject to a strict
course of trailing from earliest infancy; the
sudden attempt, therefore, to substitute for
this decorum the natural manner and speech
of her American cousin, is about as grace
ful a performance as one of Barnum's ele
phants wonld present dancing a "passeul."
Slang they consider especially "chic," and
the most astonishing phrases drop from
their haughtily curved lips; while they af
fect a swagger in their walk and a swinging
motion ot tbe arms tnat would be deplora
bly uncomplimentary could we trace the
least resemblance. It is stated, further,
that an enterprising "down-East" woman is
turning the "fad" to account, and is reap
ing a small harvest of glittering sovereigns
by instructing classes ot London fashiona
bles in the ostensible Fifth avenue gait and
Murray Hill speech.
A PEEHIST0RI0 EELIC.
An Archaeological Treasure That a Mining
Engineer Hns Fonnd.
Boston, May 3. Mr. Herbert Strick
land, of St. Louis, a mining engineer,
writes to a Boston man abont a remark
able prehistoric find recently made
in Arizona. "I was lately in the
Santa Bita Mountains," he says, "and
have 'borrowed an arohselogical treasure
which money could not buy. It is an orna
mental slab of slate found on the blue-slate
bed rock of an ancient stream, covered by
18 feet deep of pliocene, gold-bearing gravel.
These ancient streams appear to have run
from northwest to southwest, in a general
direction, whereas, the modern creeks, also
flowing over slate bed rocks, course north
east to southwest.
The beds of the ancient streams are from
five to 20 feet above the beds of the modern
ones, and, considering how dry a country
Arizona is, it must have required an untold
number of years to erode that amount of
slate. Again, seeing that the ancient,
streams were buried under from ten, to say,
30 feet of gravel, which mnst have
covered vast areas at one time,
long periods must have passed between tbe
time the relic was made and washed by the
ancient stteam to the time when the modern
streams began to out their way through
these great, grand accumulations. The slab
belongs to a mine manager, who found some
Mexican children playing roughly with it.
He noticed it, and asked the father where
he had found it. and he took him to the
TWICE KNOCKED OUT.
Senator Cooper Defeated on a Couple
of His Favorite Measures.
THE LOW LICENSE 13ILL KILLED,
And the Grade Crossing- Bill Has Ho Hopes
of Passage Whatever.
TEE P00LBILL A YICTIM 0P ITS PEIE5DS
Mr. Jones' Trades Union Bill Almost Unanimously Enp.
ported hi tbe House.
Senator Cooper's amendment to the Fow
transfer license bill was defeated yesterday.
He also admits the defeat of the grade
cro ssing bilL The pool bill was also killed
yesterday. The Jones trade union bill was
passed with only one dissenting vote.
intOM A STATT COBKESFONCEJtT.l
Haeeisbubo, May 3. Mr. Cooper was
beaten td-day on his supplement to the
Brooks high license law. There were 20
votes against it and 19 for it. Itwould have
required 26 votes to pass it Senator Dela
mater, who was absent, it is learned on the
authority of a friend, was not in favor of
the measure, deeming it impolitic at the
Mr. Cooper also admits defeat on the
grade crossing bill. It will not be called
up, and the Delaware Senator is quoted as
saying that he is willing to wait until pnb
lic sentiment is educated up to it. The
Pennsylvania Eailroad people are hoping
fur such education.
A HEW DEPARTUBE.
Adjutant General Hastings' Flan for the
rrBOlI A.STAI'F COBBXSFOXDXKT.l
Hakrisbtjbo, May 3. It is about de
cided by Adjutant General Hastings to have
the cavalry and artillery companies
of the State camp together this year at
Mt. Gretna. This is the year that the
organizations usually encamp by them
selves, and this new departure is contem
plated in order to give these branches of
the service an opportunity to hold battalion
drills, which they have heretofore only held (
at division encampments every third year.
It is also expected to have several troops
and batteries of the regular army encamp
with the guard in order that the latter may
profit by the drill and discipline of the
PASSED BT A BIG VOTE.
The Jone Trades Union BUI Almost Unani
mously Snpported In the Honse.
fTEOM X STAFT COREESFOJTDKST.l
Habbisbttbg, May 3. Mr. Jones' bill
for the Incorporation of trades unions passed
finally in the Honse to-day, by a vote of 168
to 1. The one vote was that of Mr. Fow,
I who made a speech against the bill, claim
ing it was unnecessary legislation, the law
now giving sufficient authority.
T)t. McCullough's bill to incorporate
electric light companies passed the House
finally this afternoon, and was quickly mes
saged to the Senate.
W. B. Rogers, Esq., who was here in the
interest of the Fletcher bill, which gave
very extensive privileges, has given up all
idea of having it passed.
HU8T BE EXPERIENCED MS.
A Move That Will Result to the Advantage
of Union Miners.
TOOK A STAFF C0REISF05DEST.
Habbisbtjbo, May 3. The bill for the
examination of miners in the anthracite re
gions, providing that a man must have had
two years' experience as a mine laborer be
fore beinz eligible for a miner's certificate,
has passed the Senate, after passing the
If signed by the Governor it will be a
very difficult matter thereafter for employ
ers to legally fill their mines with non
union men in case of trouble.
The Office of Ganger of Liquid Merchandise
Likely to be Abolished.
rrEOM A STATF CORRSBrONDIJtT.1
Habbisbtjbo, May 3. The Pittsburg
gauger repeal bill has been favorably re
ported to the Senate. This bill repeals the
act creating the office of gauger of liquid
merchandise. The one that was killed in the
Honse merely repeals a portion of an act
increasing 'the fees of the gauger, but if the
office is abolished this latter act will neces
sarily be null and void.
THE POOL SILL A C0EP5E.
Its Friends Think Tbey See How It Might
Have Been Passed.
tFBOM A STAW COKRESPOSiriJJT.l
Habbisbtjbo. May 3. The pool bill is a
corpse for this session. It was called up
this morning and killed, and its friendsnow
see many ways in which it might have been
engineered to much better advantage-
Approved by the Governor.
ISrZClAL TXLXORAK TO TOT DISrATCB.1
Habbisbubg, May 3. In the Senate to
day a message was received from the G6v
ernor announcing that he had signed the
bill appropriating $12,000 toward the Na
tional Guards' expenses at the New York
Informers Mustn't Take finnp Judgment.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISFATCn.l
Habbisbtjbo, May 3. The House to-day
passed finally a bill requiring informers
aganst liquor dealers charging violations of
the law to give ample notice and make
specific charges as to the time of delinquen
cies. A Mnddle Worse Mnddled.
SPECIAL TILEOHAMTO THE DISPATCH.
Habbisbubg, May 3. At the session of
the Honse to-night the amendments of the
Senate to the soldiers' orphan commission
bill, abolishing the contract system, were
non-concurred in and a conference commit
tee was authorized to be.appointed.
Just 815,000 for Merey Hospital.
SrXClAI. TXXXQBAX TO TOT DISrATCH.l
Habbisbubg, May 3. The Senate to
day passed a bill appropriating $i5,000 to
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg.
OH Compnnles Can Bay Gas.
tFBOH A ETATT COBBZSPOKTJXKT.
.Habbisbubg, May 3. The Governor to
day signed Mr Hays' bill permitting oil
companies to purchase the stock of natural
Shiras nnd Robiaon Come Home.
SPECIAL TJXEQBAM TO THE DUPATCH.1
Habbisbubg, May 3. Representative
Shiras left for home at midnight, accompan
ied by Representative Bobison.
The Basis ota City's Fame.
Chicago is now known tbe world over as
general headquarters for hog products and
A GRATEFUL GOBLMf W
told fairy tale, by JSrnest H. Seinrieht, in to
morrow' t Dispatch, ilkutraUna the tomgirr
NO LIQUOE MEN IN IT.
Continued from First Page.
cant appeared before the Judge andHls Honor
asked bun II he had not been refused a license
!"' year. He admitted he bad. The
Judge wanted to know next if be couldn't
get into a more respectable business. Tbe ap
plicant thought possibly he could, and without
further ceremony called np the next one. The
applicant thought his eooae was cooked and.
went away mad. He never lostan opportunity
to berate the Jndee, but when tbe list ot li
censes granted was published, verily his name
was among tbe lucky ones, and a more sur-
frised man could not have been discovered in
I counties. -'
Richard Bennett Jndee "White was dishon
est In his rulings or judicially incapable- This
fact has been demonstrated by tbe general de
nunciation of those interested directly and In
directly. Charles VowinWe The powerful hand of the
court has practically crashed us out ot, exist
ence. However, we will await the result of tbe
pending question, and make the best or what
John Hernnan, the typical German saloon
keeper, was called upon, but be could not ex
press himself on the question. He, like tbe
Governor ot New York dnring the Knicker
bocker regime, assented and dissented by sim
ply saying '"yes" and "no" to the reporter's
Jacob Cellar says tbe newspaper men are In
league with Judge White and his unjust pro
ceedings. Mr.Lenz.of Lenz 4 Klelnsmidth, was per
fectly satisfied with everything and said he
couldn't consistently say a wont against Jndge
White. However, be thought that they would
only continue business this year, as his lease
John Newell Judge White is a good fellow,
rye nothing against him.
WHAT IS 0EAEGED.
Hon. George Shim' Beiiolattons A Com
mittee of Investigation Asked For Jndge
White's Exoneration or Impeachment
Demanded Some Serious Alle
gations Are Made.
The resolutions offered in the Legislature
by Hon. George Shiras yesterday, and
which will be considered on Monday, as
published exclusively in an extra edition of
yesterday morning's Dispatch, are as fol
lows: "Whereas, It is alleged and currently be
lieved by a large proportion of tbe citizens of
the county of Allegheny that the Hon. J. W.
F. White, Associate Judge of tbe Conn of
Common Fleas No. 2, of said county, has delib
erately violated bis oath of office and degraded
itho Bench by tbe way and methods pursued In
the administration of bis office as a Jndge ol
Quarter Sessions Court In passing upon tbs
applications for license at the March term of
said Court; and
Whereas, It is alleged that be has exhibited
extreme favoritism, bias, malice and prejudice
toward many of the applicants for wholesale
and retail licenses, and that he has been arbi
trary, Inconsistent and oppressive in the exer
cise of tbe discretionary powers invested In
said Court under the law, and to such a degree
that he has been guilty of repeated acts of
rndeness and incivility to the applicants per
sonally in open court, thereby tending to de
mean himself as a Jndge and subvert the dig
nity of his high office; and
Whereas. By reason of such conduct a large
Class ol law-abiding ana proper persons, in-
eluding brewers,) wholesale dealers, bottlers.
druggists, hotel and restaurant keepers, and
repntaDie retailers, nave Deen aeniea tne
privilege accorded tbem by existing laws, to
the detriment and inconvenience of the pub
lic, and tbe injury and discredit of the present
high, license laws, so generally regarded as
measures well adapted to the varied interests
and needs of tbe Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, when fairly and honestly interpreted
and enforced, and
CHABOES 07 UNDUE INFLUENCE.
Whereas, It is alleged and charged in the
public prints that he has been unduly and lm
pronerly Influenced in his decisions upon said
applications for license, while sitting in the
Court of Quarter Sessions, and after tbe close
of the public hearing in open court, by receiv
ing in private, and in the absence of the appli
cants, allegations and statements not given
under the sanction of an oath, as required by
law, concerning applicants for license, to the
great detriment of many citizens who were,
under said law, entitled to receive license, ana
to the great reproach of tbe judiciary of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and
Whereas, It is further publicly alleged and
charged thathe has wilfully and contrary to
his oath wholly disregarded the provisions of
tbe said statute, thereby perverting tbe true
intent and meaning of the license laws, and by
such action making highly bene,1claland reme
dial statutes obnoxious to" tbe people and pre
venting their proper operation and enforce
ment, as well as other acts of misconduct in tbe
performance of his duties as a Jndge of this
OTHEB ACTS TO BE ACCOUNTED FOB.
Whereas, It is further publicly alleged and
charged that he has been guilty of many other
acts tending to impeach his veracity and char
acter, both in his official and private life, there
by wholly destroying his influence and stand
ing in tbe community, and casting reproach
andlsuspiclon upon!thellocal judiciary, and
Whereas, Tbe House of Representatives
deems it of the first importance to the Com
monwealth that the Judiciary and the adminis
tration ot justice should at all times be free
from reproach or suspicion, and that the
Judges of this Commonwealth should construe
and enforce tbe statutes of tbe General Assem
bly in accordance with their true Intent and
meaning, and without partiality, bias, personal
prejudice or improper influence; therefore,
Resolved. Br the House of Representatives
of the State of Pennsylvania, tbat tbe Speaker
thereof be authorized and directed to appoint
a committee of seven members of said House,
who shall proceed according to the Constitu
tion and the laws of the Commonwealth to in
vestigate tbe said allegations to the end, that
the accused may either be exonerated and the
judiciary relieved from reproach and suspicion
so prevalent in the community, or, if the said
charges, or any of them, be sustained, that tbe
committee so report to the Governor of this
Commonwealth to the end, that he may take
such action as is required by law and tbe Con
stitution., ONE JDDGE IMPEACHED.
The Law on the Subject and How tbe Trials
' Are Conducted.
The only Jndge ever impeached in this
county was Judge Addison, in 1801. He
refused to allow Associate Judge Lucas to
address the grand jury after he (Addison)
as President Judge, had concluded his
charge. I'or this the Legislature impeached
him and he was found guilty. The law
under which the case arises reads thus:
Section t The House of Representatives shall
have the sole power of impeachment;
Section Z All Impeachments .shall be tried by
tbe Senate. When sitting for that purpose the
Senators shall be upon oatb or affirmation; no
person shall be convicted without the concur
rence oi two-third of the members present.
Section 3. Tbe Governor and all other civil
officers shall bo liable to impeachment for any
misdemeanor in office; but judgment in such
cases shall not extend further than to removal
from office and disqualification to hold any
office ot trust or profit under this Common
wealth: the person accused, whether convicted
or acquitted, sball nevertheless be liable to in
dictment, trial, judgment and punishment, ac
cording to law.
Section 4. All officers sball hold their office
on the condition that tbey behave 'themselves
well while In office, and shall be removed on
conviction of misbehavior in office oi of an in
famous crime. Appointed officers, other than.
juages oi tne courts pi recora ana tne superin
tendent of public instruction, may be removed
at the pleasure of tbe power bv which they
shall have been appointed. All officers elected
by tbe people, except Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, members of the General Assembly
and Judges of the courts of record learned in
the law, sball be removed by the Governor for
reasonable cause, after due notice and full
hearing on tbe address of two-thirds of the
A SEARCH FOE THE JUDGE.
It Was Reported He Bad Left for Pitts,
bars;, but He Conld Not be Fonnd.
A telegram from Philadelphia, received
at midnight, stated that Judge White had
lift that city for Pittsburg yesterday morn
ing. It he did, he successfully eluded the
reporters at the depot. Inquiry at the hotels
failed to reveal the whereabouts of the
Judge, and at the late hour it was impos
sible to visit his home. If the Judge did
arrive he could not be found last night.
The Old Way the Best.
There is a young man in Elmira who has
had a remarkable experience, fie was
hanged, cut down and resuscitated. A
mighty lucky youth, that. He says that
while being choked to death he "could hear
distant music," felt "awfully happy," had
a "beautiful' vision," and all like that, you.
now. This is rather estieing, but, oa the
whole, we b mitfe -di extwu eULi
And the Fnneral Berricea "Wwe
About to ComraeBce Wkaa 8ee- Hi
SIGNS OF LIFE WERE 0BSERYI?,
By the Koarning Hashand of the SapfeMi C
Corpse, Which Wa3
FINALLY EEST0EED TO LIFE AGAIX
Tbe Wonan Was Conscious Daring tbe Entire-Tlsw
ssd Tried to Scressv
A strange story comes from St. Louis. A
young married woman apparently died and
was about to be buried, when signs of lifo
wera discovered by her husband. She was
finally resuscitated, and is now living,
though in an enfeebled condition. She was
conscious dnring the entire time and mada
every effort to scream or attract attention.
St. Louis, Hay 3. A most remarkable)
case of catalepsy is reported from South St.
Louis, names being suppressed, for the rea
son that the victim is so weak that the com
motion certain to be aroused by a knowl-i
edge of her identity and consequent excite
ment among her neighbors would be fatal.
The story is to the effect that a young mar4
ried woman, 25 years of age, was in her
coffin and about to be taken out for buriaL;
when her husband saw her arm movel
ordered her taken out of the coffin at once, .,
called in two physicians who after an exj
amination, pronounced life not extinct and
began a process ot resuscitation.
Their efforts were successful, and the1
woman was in a short time brought back to
consciousness. This story wasjtold to he
sister, a young married woman, who lives at
721 South Fourth street. The sister related
the following facts in connection with the)
A STEASOE STOET.
"Last Monday my sister, who had been
sick bnt a few days, died as far as we could
see, and the attending physician pronounced
her dead, and her husband proceeded to
make arrangements for the ftneral. A
coffin was secured, and when the supposed,
corpse was dressed it was laid in the coffin.
The intention was to have the funeral,
Tuesday afternoon. Friends of the family
visited the honse and mourned over the)
body from which the spirit had, it was be
lieved, departed. On Tuesday afternoon, a
short time before the closing of the coffin
was to have taken place, my brother-in-law
was standingibefore the bier looking at the?
face of his wife, when his little boy cams
into the room and said: 'I want to look at
"Just then the arm of my sister moved.
My husband saw it and was naturally very
much startled. He informed tbe people id
the most excited manner of what be had
seen, and my sister was at once taken from)
the coffin and placed on a bed and two phy
POSITIVE SIGNS 07 LIFE.
"They placed a glass in front of mysisi
ter's face, and all could at once perceive the"
signs of breath upon it. They then began
to work with her, and after a short while)
more positive signs of life began to appear.
She kept getting better all the time until
finally she became conscious.
"The most terrible feature about it all U
that she knew perfectly everything tbat
was going on around her. When she-was
being dressed for burial she realized what
was being done, and tried her best to show
signs of life, but could not do so. When
she was placed in the coffin an awful feelt
ing of what was to be her doom crJTtjyer'
her, she says.-atKl-she tried toscfe3m an4--
thought that she succeeded, but of course
she did not
When she came to and related to us an
account of the mental torture she had ex '
perienced during the time her trance lasted
shesaid: 'Where were you whenl screamed?
HER EFFORTS TO SCREAM.
"We told her that she had not screamed ot
we surely would have heard her. '"Well,
she said, 'I tried to scream often, and
thought once I had succeeded in emitting a
shriek.' When she was lying in the coffin
she tried to move, but failed until her little
child came running into the room, and
asked to look at her. Then her arm cramped,
and her husband, who was standing by thu
coffin, fortunately happened to see it. Had
he not, she would certainly have been buried
The story was further corroborated by A.
Hartwig, a grocery keeper at 827 South
Fourth street, who said he saw the girl who
told the story, dressed in black and crying,
going by his store Monday, and when bis
wife asked her what the matter was, shet
said her sister was dead and she was goingj
to the funeral. She afterward told them
the story of her sister being brought back
to li fe. AH efforts to ascertain the name of
the woman who was so nearly buried alivey
or the names of the physicians in attend
ance, have thus far failed.
A S0BPBISED CLBEGTSAIT.
He Called John Brlcht a Rascal and Thes
Asked HIra to Church.
St. James Gazette. 1
The following incident is related on the
authority of W. L. Bright, Jr. P.: "Mr.
Bright went into an agricultural district
one day, and he had to walk from the sia
tion a long way into the village. On the
way a clergyman, who was1 driving in a
dog-cart, came up to him, and the two meal
passed the time of day. The clergyman
offered to drive Mr. Bright into the village,
and Mr. Bright accepted the offer. The
clergyman was a Tory, and he had been
reading a speech Mr. Bright had made tha
previous night, and turning to Mr. Bright,
he said: 'Have you seen the papers to-day,
" TTes," said Mr. Bright. "What'a i
" 'Why, that rascal John Bright has beesr
making another speech.'
"'And what was it about?' asked Mr,
' 'Why, so-and-so and so-and-so,' and bet
went on to relate the incidents of the speech.
They discussed the topic and Mr. Bright
" 'Well, it is just possible that Mr. Bright
may have been right, and that he was only
expressing uis uuiiesb cuuvicuuus. xnera
may be something in it.'
" 'Oh, no, there can't be,' said the irate)
clergyman. 'If I had him here I'd feel
just like shooting him.'
"Neither, revealed his identity, but before
they separated the clergyman invited Mr.
Bright to go to his church next morning,
and Mr. Bright promised to go. And ha
kept his word, as he always did. The cler.
gym an took for his. theme Mr. Bright
speech, and at the conclusion Mr. Bright
tnanseu mm lor njs very auic scrmuu., ai
he was going home to dinner h.friend of th
.1..IIU man mat liim and KAld) -" YOU llAV
1. . AAla!... .. J s JSalttirwwilmndcl -"
oeen prcacuiug uuuu MU5ii,iiiiw
age this morning, then?' "
" 'No, said" the clergyman. c
" 'Oh. ves. von have.' said the friemiS
Tou had John Bright among the congrega
tion. You mnst have noticed him ia tbe) .
front in the middle pew. I know him pe.
fectly well, and I assure you it was Mr,
'"Why,' said the clergyman, 1 droveWsa
to the village yesterday in my dog-cart, a4
called him a rascal and execrated bia 1b S
the moods and tenses, and he never said a
word. He kept perfectly calm 8dVeL- X
have insulted him. I must go and apefe
A FIELD OF GLORY S2i,
number of notable prfce MMtHave ta
place, U oravMcaUy detora sty O. 3f. 1
an flitaft-afctf mrtiett in t sJitW.i.1