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ATE AT HOME AGAIN.
His Scheme for a Grand Welcome
Beception Falls Through.
QUITE A CHAPTER OP ACCIDENTS
Interferes With the Programme Laid Ont
ly the Genial Bill.
A SPEECH THAT WAS NOT DELIVERED
J31U re In New York World.l
One of the disagreeable features about a
tour abroad, I find, is the unsatisfactory
manner in which demonstrations, receptions,
and so forth, are attended to by those who
have them in charge, and who have prom
ised to attend to them faithfully. Not only
is this true abroad, hut it often happens
that on one's return some aggravating delay
or misunderstanding makes one's reception
almost a failure.
I must also protest against some of the
treatment I received at the hands of promi
nent newspapers while I was abroad. Many
of my cablegrams about myself were not
printed at all on this side, while others were
cruelly mutilated. I cabled to a well
known and heretofore respectable New York
paper while in London that on the following
day I would be the guest of greatness and
would undoubtedly add to the grace and
dignity of our country by making a few
well-chosen remarks in the French or En
glish language. The cable message was
well written and I paid for it myself, think
ing that my countrymen would be glad to
know that I still thought of them. "When I
got the paper the cablegram was not there,
and its place was taken by the account of
something more thrilling. It was headed
''Disagreeable Termination of a Useful Life;
-An Old Lady Eaten Up by Hogs."
GOKTG OUT TO DINNER.
I also cabled a well-known New York pa
per of undoubted enterprise. I thought, that
on the previous evening I had dined at the
Cheshire Cheese, and on the following day
would take dinner at the Marlborough
House, meaning that I would take my din
ner there in a tin pail and eat it on the
lawn with the servants. Instead of printing
this prepaid message, the paper took up half
a column with an account ox an incident in
Tennnessee, headed, "Mortifying Episode
in a Sunny South Home: Little Girl Boiled
Whenever I tried to inform the people of
America of my success, socially and mor
ally, abroad, and to comfort them with the
knowledge that I was well, there seemed to
be au organized effort on the part of the
press to keep the people in the dark regard
ing me. Of course they were very kind, on
the other hand, about suppressing some
things which I did not care to have printed,
but we public men would like to utilize the
papers lor the purpose of keeping our blessed
memory green in the hearts of the people re
garding our good deeds, but at the same
time we ask as a personal favor that they
will not say anything about what we do not
care to have anything said about.
FIXING THE THIXG TTP.
I felt most humiliated, however, over my
reception on my arrival home. It was far
from what I could have wished. I did not
know how to get at it myself, so I asked a
friend of mine, who is a well-known actress,
how I should go to work. She said that I
ought to arrange it before I went abroad.
otherwise 1 might strike a day when bum
van was in town and all the bands engaged.
She said I ought also to see about the tug
and flowers. I did as she told me, for I
knew she was speaking from rich experi
ence. I reside on Statcn Island, when not
jostling and junketing with foreign dvnas
tiir and I thought I would patronize home
talent by engaging local attractions for the
' reception. I also made arrangements for
some cut flowers and rum, in order that
those who took part in the reception might
have the appearance of enjoyment, anyhow.
I asked the Perth Amboy Glee Club to be
ready for "Home Again" and Willie. "We
Have Missed You, "Welcome, Welcome
Home." They said they would, I then
skirmished around for a band.
A DEPLORABLE FEATURE.
The Baceville Band could not come, be
cause the tuba got seasick on a tug, he said,
and had to miss a note every little while.
He said he went out with George Floyd
once, on a tug, to meet a baseball team, and
the waves were so choppv that he cast a
cloom over the reception and the sight of a
tuba still made him gag at times. So I
then tried to get the Linoleumville Triple
Plated Silver Cornet Band, but they had
been engaged by a sone-and-dance man, to
welcome him home on the saint day that I
expected to arrive. I then made terms with
a band which plays on the Staten Island
Jerry during the summer months, generally
playing the tunes between New York and
at. Ueorge, and passing the hat six times.
They said they would come. I might have
kuown by that they would not do so.
I now proceeded to arrange for a tug. I
could not get a regular tug, because they
were too busy, and one commander told me
plainly that he did not care a whether
I returned or not. Of course 1 did not
want to be received by a man who felt that
way, no matter what the price might be.
So I asked a man with a good, seagoing
boat of about eight pounds burden if he
could meet me with a radiant face and a
glad welcome for $50. He said he thought
he could if he practiced on it a little while,
ms neat little address.
With this arrangement I sailed earlv in
June looking forward with much pleasure
to the time when I would gently ride in
New York Bay, and amidst beating of
drums and the rich, deep voices of the
Perth Amboy Glee Club, the flutter of
handkerchiefs and the loud acclaim of the
yeomanry, bare my brow to the cooling
breezes ot our own dear land and speak as
Fellow Citizens and Neighbors or Tompkinsville,
ily heart swells with honen pride as 1 once
more catch a swift view of Grymes's Hill and
breathe the rich and voluptuous air of Con
stable's Hook. I see among yon many familiar
faces. Before me I see the honest and expect
ant .uin ui .1113 mdu huu uas uecn iurnisu
1ns my family with flour for a long time. I am
glad to see him, and will try to get down to his
store In a few weeks at the outside. We are
always glad to see those who have furnished us
with flour. I also see other tradesmen with
whom I have associated for years and whoso
esteem I value far more than rubles, because
one cannot eat rubies.
I have just returned, after a most successful
tour on the continent and in England. I find
there a growing feeling, ana ingrowing feeling.
I may say. of discontent with the arbitrary
pow ers vested in the rulrs of those great coun
tries. Europe, I may truly say, looks with
anxious eyes toward America, and, therefore
our success means, not alone success to our
selves, but encouragement to those who yearn
to throw off the thraldom of a powerful and
NOT SWOLLEN -WITH PRIDE.
And so I come to you, not swollen with pride
because great deference has been paid to me
and honors sho ercd upon me until I was
obliged to put up my umbrella also my watch,
but proud only that these honors were piled
upon me not so much on account of my own
greatness for no one knows better than I how
transitory is all earthly glory, all terrestrial
fame but because of the great country whoso
representative I claim to be. I return to you.
therefore,anxious to tread once more the green
turf of btatcn Island, and, as early as possible,
pay mv taxes therc.not so much because I hope
to derive any benefit tbereby in the way of
streets or other public improvements, but be
cause I am passionately fond of paying taxes
I have traversed some of the most beautiful
portions of Europe, but on Staten Island I
find all these beauties reproduced. What to
metis the Bay of Naples, when beneath my
window I can alwavs soe the Kill Von Knll and
lhe Standard Oil Works? Why should I yearn
for the tomb of Napoleon in the reading-room
of the hotel for Invalids in Pans, when a half
hour's rido brines me to the magnificent tomb
of Mr. VanderbiltT Why should 1 skirt the
Apennines or scale the AIM. when 'fond"
Hill Is ready at any time for skirting or scaling
purposes? Nay, give me me own land, me own J
humble slash by the water-works, mo own un
plugged watermelons, mo own starry banner
free, and me own country whero any man at
any time may go to our largo stock ol universal
freedom and help himself to enough tor a
Of course. I have been compelled, in return
for the uniform courtesv shown me by foreign
powers and I may truly say that the courtesy
extended to me while absent was of uniform
variety I have been, 1 say, compelled, of
course, to preserve the outward appearance of
great delight over the institutions of Great
Britain and Europe, but I como back to you
more pleased with our own methods of govern
ment than ever before. While there may have
been mistakes made by the administration dur
ing my absence there were really fewer than I
had fearpil thern would bo when I went away.
There were no serious breaks made which I
cannot rectif v, 1 think. In a few weeks' time,
and I really needed the rest very much.
And now, fellow-citizens, let ns gird on tho
armor and strive faithfully to build up our
great country and our wave-kissed island. Let
us have the great exhibition In Tompkinsville.
Wo have every facility for It a good view of
tho ocean, a rapid transit, good street car serv
ice between Tompkinsville and West Brighton,
via the great scenic route along Jersey street
and past the plaster mill, cood sea bathing and
soft-shell crab fishing for the true sportsman.
Let us not cease to work early and late for this
great object, and thus make Tompkinsville and
her rich Castlliau name a household word
around the globe.
NOT QUITE AS HE EXPECTED.
I give this speech here because I did not
get a chance to do so when I was received in
the harbor on my return, and it is so good
that I cannot bear to see all the people lose
When our steamer arrived in the bay we
were received by the Doctor at Quarantine
in his quiet way. I began my speech, but
he stopped me in order to look at my tongue.
Instead of two cases of champagne, he found
two cases of measles on board. Instead of
my Italian band, four handsome custom
house officers got aboard. I began to ad
dress them with my hand thrust into the
breast of my coat, as I had seen eminent or
ators do. They shut me off and asked if I
had anything dutiable in my luggage. I
said nothing special, as mv money gave out
when I paid ray hotel bill in London, so
that I thought I was doing pretty well to
get home with the clothes and things I took
with mc. They were very gentlemanly, but
I could see that they were thero on business
and not to listen to mv bright remarks.
The Perth Amboy" Glee Club did not
come, and the tug went by us tugging a
fleet of garbage scows out to sea. I lelt
very much humiliated, because I had told
Captain Bedford that I expected to be sur
prised with an ovation, and I hoped that it
would not interfere with his plans about
landing. He said it would not. He never
allowed those things to bother him, he said.
He was used to it.
When I got home to Staten Island, feel
ing that I had been away 100 years, and
thinking that I would hardly be remem
bered even by my own family, I found that
nobody knew I had been away. I can now
see for the first time how the world squeezes
along so well when a great man dies.
"AUs, how soon we are forgotten when
we are gone to Paris." Bill Nte.
FKESn FROM rARIS.
A Boon for tbo Pittsbnrc Exposition
Special Fiecca Coming Direct From
tho French Exhibition to Oar Own.
Mr. J. Harvey Wattles, of W. W. Wat
tles & Co., has returned to Pittsburg after
an absence ot two months, spent in Paris.
The great French Exposition almost monop
olized his time. A reporter of The Dispatch
found Mr. Wattles enthusiastic and de
lighted with what he had seen. In answer
to the question whether the Paris Exposi
tion was a success, Mr. Wattles said
Beyond all doubt it is. The buildings
and grounds are delightful, the exhibits are
wonderfully fine and the attendance good.
I saw there some astonishingly valuable
jewels and quantities of artistic French
novelties, which as you know are world
famed for their originality and beauty."
"What precious stones did you especiallv
notice?" asked the reporter.
"The diamonds, which are magnificent.
One stone weighing 180 carats was there.
It was bought by a syndicate who hold it
for sale at the enormous sum of $1,000,000.
It forms the center of the jewel exhibit, oc
cupying a special case. Then there were
thousands of rarities in color and cutting
to notice, and wonderful ornamental pieces,
such as are never seen in this country, be
ing made for the nobility of Europe. For
example, there were two birds' wings made
of solid diamonds, shaped to form a sort of
head covering, intended to be worn at court
"Now, Mr. Wattles, have you brought
back anything noteworthy to'please Pitts
"Why, my dear sir, all the time I was
away I worked to that end. and have sp.
cured a number of special pieces for exhi
bition here "
"Is there anything you think will be par
"Yes," so much of interest that I scarcelv
know what to name first. Not to burden
you with a long list of all I have bought, it
will be safe to say that the article which
will produce the greatest surprise and admi
ration is a piece of bronze statuary modeled
by the celebrated sculptor, Gaston Leroux,
the original of which has been bought by
the French .Republic for permanent display
and is now in the Paris Exposition. Of
great interest to the ladies will be some
antique silks which we expect to display.
These I picked up in a curiosity shop.
They were made in Lyons in the' times ot
the Louis' of France, and worn brthe ladies
of the time of Louis XVL and Napoleon."
"Is it possible that these fabrics, which
are over a century old, are in good condi
tion?" "Yes, such superb silk will last a wonder
ful number of years. We neversee its like
nowadays. It would be too costly. The
designs and patterns are exquisite. They
would make beautiful cushions, parlor
table and chair coverings, and thev are used
What else will you display?
"A splendid collection of Vcrnis Martin
luinimic, tuuajsuus oi caoinets, music
racks, tables, desks, etc., all in the Louis
XVI. style, which is now so eagerly sought
in Europe and America. Then, if it is not
detaining you too long, I would like to say
that I have secured an incomparably fine
cut-glass chandelier, arranged for electric
lights, which was made expressly for the
Paris Exposition, but which the maker let
me have as a great favor, alter I told him
it was for display in Pittsburg. It will
hang from the dome in the center of our
Exposition stands, and no doubt it will pro
duce a sensation by its beauty."
xou must nave been particularly for
tunate in securing fine eoods for your dis
play?" "Yes, I certainly have obtained the
choicest collection yet shown. It has been
my desire to introduce every year direct to
Pittsburg as fine goods as can be seen in the
"Have you obtained many exclusive
"Of course. You readily see that going
direct to Paris, buying special pieces in the
French Exhibition and securing new goods
as soon as they are made, no house in Pitts
burg can compete with ours in that direction.
Let me tell you a little secret. All visitors
to W. W. Wattles & Co.s stand in the
Pittsburg Exposition will be presented with
a beautiful little souvenir from the Paris
"Will you say what this souvenir is?"
"Not now. We prefer to surprise our
friends and customers, and intend, also, to
make our display in the Exposition so beau
tiful and exceptional that it will be worth a
considerable journey to see it."
"Now, aside from being busy with my
fiurchases while abroad, I was greatly de
ightedto sell to Pittsburgers sojourning in
Paris some very fine pieces, and am bring
ing.over with my shipment a number of
cases which they had sent in my care.
These cases and ours are in the custom
house, where I must now go to 'clear' them.
Please excuse me; good day."
I.at Excursion to the Ocean.
The B. & O. It. It, win sell excursion
tickets to Atlantic City next Thursday,
August 29. Bate f 10 for the round trip.
tickets good for ten days. Trains will leave
uepoi at o a. M. and 920 P. M.
parlor and sleeping car accommodations.
OH SEA AND SflOKE.
Tho City of Pittsburg is Everywhere
ALL BOUNDARIES OBLITERATED.
Human Progress Has Made the Whole World
Only One Vast Town.
SOME LONG ISLAND SDMMEK RESOETS
ICOBBESPOXDEXCE OP THE DISPATCH. J
East Hampton, Long Island, Au
gust i!4. After all, the world is a small
world, or else Pittsburg is a pretty big town.
Because one runs up against Pittsburgers
almost everywhere. The steam car and the
steamboat, the telegraph, tho phonograph
and the Kodak camera have quite revolu
tionized geography. The old provincial and
parochial boundaries have fallen down and
gone into pieces beyond the possibility of
patching. That enthusiastic American was
quite in the rightof it, whatever the school
master may say, who declared that the
United States are bounded on the north by
the aurora borealis, on the South by the
precession of the Equinoxes, on the East by
the Garden of Eden and on the West by the
Day of Judgment,
The world is one big town now. It is
built up somewhat more thickly in some
places than in others, and it has pretty ex
tensive suburbs, yet it is really one big,
busy town. This is the age of cosmopoli
tanism. We are citizens of the world. Long
Island Sound lies on the outskirts of Pitts
burg. From upstairs windows Jn Shady
side we can see the ships go by.
Take Fisher's Island, for instance.
Fisher's Island lies eight miles off near
London. You can see it from the New
London harbor, crouching low down in the
water, looking like the dorsal fin of some
giant icthyosaurian fish, or like the undu
lating back of an eight-mile-long alligator.
When you get over to it an hour's merry
journey on the steamer Skipjack you find
a charming piece of land, with lulls and
valleys, and pretty cottages nestled among
them, and pleasant stretches of beach, and
glimpses of fresh water lakes, and a splen
did sweep of wide ocean in front of you.
HE OWNS AN ISLAND.
This whole big island, some 5,000 acres,
which is set down in the map as belonging,
for some occult resson, to New York, would
better be credited in future editions to
Pennsylvania, because it is owned almost
all ot it by a citizen of Pittsburg. Mr.
E. M. Ferguson can lean against the stone
pillars of the breezy porch of his charming
cottage, and reflect that, like Bobinson
Crusoe, he is monarch of all he
surveys or very nearly. Mr. Fergu
son intends to dovelop the island,
laying out good roads, employing all
the natural advantages, and making attrac
tive corner lots for cottages. You can get
almost everything on Fisher's Island,
except full dress receptions. There is good
surf bathing at the South Beach. There is
excellent exercise for swimmers, and' pleas
ure and safety for children in the quiet
waves of Little Hay Harbor. Clear, cool
springs supply the cottages with abundant
water. Bird3, wild flowers and sunsets
and even sunrises, if one cares for them
are served fresh every day in all parts of
the island at your own door without stint.
A camp of soldiers is stationed this sum
mer on one corner of the island. Their
white tents add interest to the landscape,
and the bugle calls and the music of the
military band morning and evening make a
pleasant sound, the sea booming away an
accompaniment of deep bass.
Mr. Ferguson can entertain his fortunate
friends not only by showing them the sur
face of his island by way of the road, but by
taking them around the outside of it in hfs
handsome yacht. We innde a three days'
cruise in the Vega last week, getting
fine luck at mackerel fishing with hand
lines off Block Island, skirting the shores of
Nantucket and .Martha s v ineyard, and get
ting a good sight of the start of the New
York Yacht Club's race, beside the lightship
at Brenton's Beef, near Newport.
SHELTER ISLAND'S GLORY.
I spent a day or two at Shelter Island, at
the Manhanset House, which looks out over
Shelter Island Sound, and is much resorted
to by New Yorkers. One afternoon Mr.
Wood, the principal owner of the hotel, took
me a fine drive all over the island. The
glory of Shelter Island is its beautiful and
abundant trees. You journey about along
shady country roads, bordered with alternate
farm and forest, catching glimpses at fre
quent turns of the way of the blue sea, which
lies nil about you, and you have a conjunc
tion of country and ocean which is singular
and delightful. At Prospect there is auite
a colony of cottages. About the middle of
the island Prof. Horsford lives, a man well
known by name to all readers of advertise
ments and what a literature that field is
getting to bel as the manufacturer of acid
Visitors to the Thousand Islands will re
member how the neighborhood of Mr. War
ner's residence is decorated (or desecrated)
with big reminders ot his "Safe" remedies.
There is nothing of this sort of thing in
Shelter Island. Prof. Horsford lives in
the old Sylvester house the oldest house on
the Island. The Quakers fled here in the
old days of the Massachusetts persecution,
and the Sylvester family, who had big
pockets reinforced by big hearts, took them
in and gave them shelter. So that Shelter
Island deserves its name by history as well
as by geography. The old house stands
strong yet, its brick and timber brought
from England, good for a hundred gales.
John Fox stood on those front steps once
and preached to the Indians, the Spirit
moving mm. Ana wnitneiamade a stop
here and left the memory of a stirring ser
mon behind him. The old mansion has a
haunted looking-glass that would be worth
while, if it were genuine. A real haunted
looking-glass, into which looking, you could
see faces which have long been dust, a win-
aow into tne past tnat would be worth peer
ing into at the ghostliest hour of the black
est night, even in
THIS QUIET ISLAND.
There would be faces which we would be
glad to see Stephen Goodyear, merchant.
of New Haven, who sold Shelter Island in
1651 for "1,600 ponndsof good merchantable
Muscovado sugar;" pretty Patience Svl
vester, who, with her sister, Grissell, was
rowed to shore on Sundays lor service in a
canopied barge propelled by six strong
negro slaves, and met her destiny one
pleasant Sunday in the person of a bright
young Frenchman, a Huguenot, who pre,
ently found shelter in the sheltering island:
Fox and Whitfield, and the Indians to
whom they preached; even Captain Kidd,
who burled treasure here, in one of those
hiding places which seem to have been as
numerbus as Washington's headquarters,
and whom we may imagine, with his pirate
companions, peering through the Sylvester
wiuuuws aim geuing reuecieu in tne quick
surface of the class these would be ghosts
worth getting acquainted with!
Shelter Island does not shelter manv
jl lusuuigcn mis auuiiner, out at ureenport,
which is opposite in plain sight, the Kev.
Dr. White, of St. Andrew's Church, anchors
his yacht Hermes, when he isnot skimming
over the waters of Gardener's Bay. From
Shelter Island to Sag Harbor is a two hours'
ride in the steamer Manhanset, and from
Sag Harbor to East Hampton is a seven
mile dusty drive in a country stage. East
Hampton, accordingly, has the happy dis
tinction of being seven miles from a rail
road. ALWAYS ON HAND.
Nevertheless, Pittsburg is well and
numerously represented here. East Hamp
ton is, somehow or other, a great retreat for
parsons. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage owns
several cottages here and usually spends his
summers beside this beach. The Eev.
Heber Newton lives here ia vacation time
in a charming cottage on the drive, with n
wide ocean on one side, the surf rolling
almost under the windows, and the fresh
and quiet waters of Georgica pond on the
other side, offering pepetual temptation to
a sail. The Kev. W. K. Mackay, of St.
Peter's, finds an inspiring change here from
the atmosphere of Pittsbuag, and spends his
summers enjoying his quiet cottage beside
the drives and speeding his tricycle in the
shade of the great elms which line the vil
East Hampton is a quiet, quaint old
town. It is all built along the sides of its
one street. At one end is a graveyard and
a windmill, and at the other end a wind
mill and a graveyard. Between the two
sets of queer neighbors runs the wide street,
a generous street, broad enough to make
three ordinary thoroughfares, with great
spaces of green between the trodden roads.
The houses are shingled, roof and sides,
down to the ground, many of them un
painted. The kindly and artistic hands of
the rain and the wind have painted them a
soft gray, very pleasant to look upon. The
odd shapes, the steep roofs, the small-paned
windows, make East Hampton houses look
as if they had been wafted over here, along
with the windmills, from some old Dutch
town on the other side of the sea.
In the house where I am staving John
Howard Payne is said to have been born.
Whether he was thinking of this humble
roof and of these quaint rooms when he
wrote "Home, Sweet Home," I know not.
In the house next door Dr. Lyman ueech
er is said to have lived during some part of
his pastorate here. Old men still remember
how enthusiastically he preached in the old
meeting house, and how energetically he
hunted deer in the East Hampton woods.
Summer visitors have good cause to remem
ber him gratefully by reason of the great
avenues of trees, whose planting he is said
to have superintended.
There is a good beach here The sea
comes in finely. The beach is steeper than
the Jersey coast, and the water, not rolling
over half a mile of hot sand as it does at At
lantic City, is much colder, but all the
better, we think, at East Hampton. Any
way, after the hotels and sand of the Jersey
beach. East Hampton, with its perfect quiet,
its quaint houses and great trees, its drives
and its windmills, is a blessed change. It
is worth while riding over seven dusty
miles to get here.
A GHOST WITH A BROGUE
Nearly Frightens a Little Party of Mourners
tSriCIAL TELEaitAM TO THE DISFATCH
Washington, August 25. A few days
ago a woman walking on the track of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was run over
and fearfully mangled. A coroner's in
quest resulted in her identification as Mary
Flaherty, known to all Catholics of ihe
Northeast section as "Holy Mary," because
of her impression that she was like the
Virgin Mary. She imitated the Holy Mother
in every possible wav, and was one of
the devontest of the devout. Certain ladies
of St. Aloysius Church who knew Mary
well, were much shocked by the news of her
terrible death, and agreed that they would
go to Providence Hospital, get the remains,
and give them a proper burial. Previous
to starting they repaired to St. Aloysius'
and offered Ave Marias and Pater Nosters
for the repose of Holy Mary's soul. While
on their knees before the altar, a figure ap
peared between them, which they simulta
neously recognized as that of the dead
woman. Nearly dead with fright and hardly
able to speak, the ladies demanded of the
supposed shade what it was doinz there,
when it ought to be taking a last leave of
its mangled body in the hospital. The ghost
replied, with a good Irish brogue, that it
knew what it was doing; it was praying for
me sanation oi sinners like themselves.
It required a good deal of argument to
convince the ladies that a miracle had not
been performed, and they were not quite
certajn until they had seen the remains of
the unknown. "Holy Mary" thought they
were making sport of her, as she hadn't
heard of her own death, and she came near
using terms not -supposed to be in the vo
cabulary of the Madonna. The dead woman
was positively identified as Holy Mary by
the Coroner "himselr, who knew her well,
and now that Mary is still alive, there is a
query as to the name of the person who was
KILGORE FORGOT HIS CDE.
A Time When tho Trxns Objector Might
Havo Done Some Good.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THB DISrATCH.l
Washington, August 25. In the last
Congress, Bepresentative Kilgore, of Texas,
would invariably knock out the members
with private bills by saying, "Begular or
der, Mr. Speaker," and the members with
bills in their hands would look daggers at
the "Texas Watchdog," as Kilgore was
called, and sink into their seats with a " -my
luck," and a determination to get even,
but somehow or other they never held any
resentment against the Texas member, and
at the close of the Congress he was one of
the most popular members on the floor. In
connection with this, a gentleman who was
present on the floor of the Senate durin
the inaugural ceremonies,tellsthe following
"The Senate was crowded and the air -n-ne
almost stifling. The chaplain was deliver
ing himself of an unusually long-winded
prayer. In front of me stood Messrs. Eeed.
Butterworth and Phelps. They were mak
ing observations of the crowd, and now and
then would give a sigh. After gazing about
them, Eeed espied Kilgore a few feet in
front of him Turning to his companions,
Beed said: 'There are quite a number of
objectors on the Democratic side of the
House. Take Kilgore, for instance. He
beats Holman two to one, and that beats the
devil. Now, when he could serve the coun
try by demanding the regular order on that
chaplain, he won't open his mouth.' Kil
gore heard every word, but relused for once
to demand the regular order."
TDE DAT C0KKMKG DIED.
A mistake In the Inscription on Ilia Mono,
ment at Ullcn.
ISrXCIAI. TZLEOllAM TO THE DI3PATCH.1
XTtica, K. Y., August 25. The monu
ment to Koscoe Conkljng, recently placed
over his grave at Forest Hill Cemeterv, in
this city, bears this inscription: "Koscoe
Conkling; born October 30, 1829, died Anril
16, 1888." r
His death took place on April 18. The
discrepancy was not discovered until the
monument was set up. It is not possible to
make a change without disfiguring the
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scrofula or salt rheum, you should take Hood's
Sarsaparllla. which is the best blood purifier
known. It effects wonderful cures where other
preparations fall. Be snro to get Hood's.
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ISO CUPS FOR SL
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MONDAY, AUGUST 20,
CALLS FOB EEYENGE.
The Blood of a Murdered Man Demands
the Capture and Punishment of the
Unknown Murderers A Vigor
ous Sermon Over the
SPECIAL TELEGEJLSt TO THE DISPATCH.
Brooklyn, N. Y., August 25. The
funeral of Christian W. Luca, the stalwart
Brooklyn grocer who was murdered Thurs
daymorning by Burglar Charles McElvaine,
took place this afternoon. It was one of
the moat impressive funerals which has oc
curred in this city for some time. It was
nearly 3 o'clock when the silver-mounted
coffin, covered.with black cloth, was carried
to the hearse. The pressure at the church
was very great. More than 5,000 persons
were assembled around it. The church has
a seating capacity of 700. Kev. E. C.
Kraeling, the pastor, officiated, and the ser
vices were strictly in accordance with the
Pastor Kraeling delivered an address in
German, followed by a much briefer one in
English. He said that they were all, re
gardless of their religion or nationalities,
gathered together by a common object to
express their sympathy for the family of
the murdered man. AU knew the facts of
the bloody and terrible crime by which he
came to his death, and it was not necessary
to enlarge upon that point. The blood of
this man called to-day to heaven forrevenge.
"It is now," he continued with much em
phasis, "the dutv of the authorities ouicklv
to-bring the murderers the murderers, I say,
and not the murderer to justice. They must
all go as soon as possible to that highest
judge, the Almighty. But we must at the
same time pray to God for the souls of
these men. We do not pray for the dead,
but for the living, and even these men
must not be forgotten in our prayers. You
must not curse these men's souR The
chief lesson to be derived from this sad
event is that all reliance must not be placed
on any human efforts, but on God. With
the angel of God beside us we are safer
than with a pistol in each hand."
When the services closed the face of the
dead was exposed, and for nearly an hour
people kept filing past the coffin. Police
man Kennedy, who so cleverly captured
the murderer while ho was still dripping
with the blood of his victim, was selected
by the family to act as doorkeeper at the
ANXIOUS ABOUT BIS SON.
A Sample of the Queer Letters Received by
rSPSCIAI. TELXQBAU TO TUB DISrATCH.l
Washington, August 25. Dr. McDon
ald, Superintendent of the Money Order
System at the General Postoffice, gets some
queer letters. Last week he received a
pathetic one. It was from an Austrian,
written in excellent language, on fine paper
and with a penmanship worthy of a writing
master. The writer wanted to know
whether a money order sent by him to his
son in Cincinnati had been paid to the
payee. He had previously written to his son,
and again to the postmaster at Cincinnati
without getting information. He implored
the United States Superintendent to tell
him the facts, as he had not heard from his
son for along time, and longed to know how
"If he has called for the money," says the
letter, "please tell me how he was looking,
for I fear that he hasn't written because he
has been ill." The father's letter was dated
at Olmutz, Moravia, and signed Cajetan
Zehnula. The son's name is Joseph, and
he is a journeyman baker, who has not writ
ten to a sorrowing father for four months.
An Attnck of Hydrophobia.
rSrZCIAL TZXEOBAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
Beavek Falls, August 25. Last night
a farmer named Slocum, living in White
township, about two miles north of here,
was taken violently insane, and from the
symptoms displayed it is feared he has hy
drophobia. He shows great aversion to
water and at intervals barks like a dog.
Seriously Wounded in ll Riot.
Wheeling, August 25. About 8 o'clock
this evening a quarrel broke out among a
lot of Polish coal miners, just on the lower
edge of this city, and during the row
Michael Sonnefelt shot John Markers, aced
17, in the back, the ball entering just under
the collar bone, ranging forward and down
ward. The wound is a serious one.
NEELY-HALLEIt On August 22, 18S9, at
the residence of her consin. Mrs. Br. William
H. Williams, Baltimore. Md., by the Rev. J.
W. Grubb, of Calvary Chnrch, MiS3 Ella
M. Haixer to Geokge P. Neely, both of
Allegheny City, Pa.
ARMSTRONG Suddenly. Saturday, August
24. 1839, at 7 a. M.. Jake Dickson, widow of
Cbarles H. Armstrong, aged 78 years.
Funeral services from tho family residence,
625 Shady avenue, E. E., Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Interment private. 2
BENNETT On Saturday, August 21, I8S9, at
G p. M William Bennett, Sr., aged 63 years
and 8 days.
Funeral on Tuesday, at 10 a. h., from his
late residence. Southern avenue, Baldwin
township. Friends of the family are respect
fully invited to attend. Carriages will leave
Semmclock Bros', office. No. 1720 Carson street,
Twenty-sixth ward, city, at 830 A. jr. 2
HOLMES. On Sunday, August 25, 18S9, at
her residence. 164 Locust street, Allegheny,
Tempe Pinoley. wife of the Rev. C. A.
Holmes, In the GOth year of her age.
Notice of funeral in evening papers.
MALONE Suddenly, Saturday. August 21
18S9, at 1130 1 M., James Malone, in his 31th
Funeral on Monday afternoon, at 2
o'clock, from the residence of his brother, Ed
Malone, 316 Forbes street.
NOLAN On Saturday, August 21, 1SS9. at
7:30 1. M., at New Brighton, Pa., of scarlet
fever, Charles, youngest son of Thomas B.
andAngellne Nolan, or Washington, D. C,
aged 2 years.
Interment private at St. Man's Cemeterv on
Monday, at 9.30 a. m.
Washington papers please copy.
SNEAD On Saturday, August 24, 1SS9, at
2:40 a.m., Bessie C, daughter of Emma J.
Snead, aged 10 years, 6 months and 2 days.
Funeral from residence of her grandmother,
Mrs. Arthur Hobson, No. 9 Knoll street, Alle
gheny, on Monday, August 28, 1SS9, at 2 p! m.
Friends of tho family are respectfully invited
to attend. 2
Cincinnati papers please copy.
UBINGER Ou Saturday, August 24, 1SS9, at
8.10 p. M., Jacob Ubinqek, aged GO years, 7
months and 3 days.
Funeral takes place from his late residence,
66 Bedford street. Twenty-seventh ward this
afternoon, at 230 o'clock. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend.
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold fc Co., Llm.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1134 Penn avenne. Tele
phone connection. mylO-U9-MWFSu
CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND SMILAX
A. M. & J. B. MURDOCH,
via SMITHFIELD ST.
QlU Telephone 42a, deg-fi-Kwr
ROSES, WATER LILIES.
FLOWERS AND FLORAL WORK A GREAT
' At low prices during summer.
JOHN R. & A. MURDOCH,
Telephone 239. 503 SurrsFtELD St.
-pEPRESENTEI) IN PITTSBURG IN 1SCI
Asset? . $ 71,696 33.
Insurance Co. of North America,
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONES. 81 Fourth avenue. iaiO-aD
A-t ' I nNTT A IN8CRANCE CO.,
-&T2-I 1 JN tt Hartford, Conn.
Assets, January 1, 18S7 $98,839
EDWARDS & KENNEY, Agents,
OQ Fourth avenue Pittsburg.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, .ffi
We havo Just opened an elegant line of the
above goods and are safe In saying we havo
the largest stock in the city. These goods will
make elegant WEDDING PRESENT&
Please call at new store of
37 FIFTH AVENUE.
DO YOU KNOW WHY
Of J. R. ANDERSON'S stock makes this the
In midsummer, when all others complain
T, M, LATIMER,
138 Federal St, Allegheny, Pa,
LOOK ana BEAD.
Detachable Umbrella Covers.
The old, worn out covers can bo taken off
and the new one replaced In the space of A
VERY F1SW MINUTES. They come in
Gloria. Windsor and Puro Silk. Prices range
at $175. $2, $2 25.12 60 and $3 each. We are tho
sole apents in Pittsburg. Bring in your old
Umbrella and see how quickly It can be mado
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFXM jLVENVE.
Men's Furnishing Stores,
100 FEDERAL ST., Allegheny.
New lino of Flannel Shirts just received. All
tbo new things In that line.
Full line of Wbito Shlits, laundriedand un
laundried. Best values lor the money.
Dyeinc, cleaning and laundry offices.
Pittsburg Telephone 1264; Allegheny Tele
phone 3109. jy9-Mwr
Broom Manufacturers Supplies
ROBERT DICKEY & CO.,
77 WATER Sr. AND 98 FIRST AVE.
Telephone 163. an23-31-MWF
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
TTTH1TE STAR LIJJE-
ITOK QUipjfSTOWN AND LIVERPOOL.
Royal ard United States Mall Steamers.
Germanic, Aug. !3 7amGernianlc 8ept.2S.2pm
llrltannlc, Sept. 4, 1 p m Britannic. Oct. 2. 11 a m
Adriatic. Sept. 11. 7a m 'Adriatic, Oct.9,5:30p m
"Teutonic Sept.lS, noon Teutonic, Oc.l6,J0:30ani
From White Star doc, foot or Vet Tenth at.
Second cabin on these steamers. Saloon rates
TO and upward. Second cabin. $35 and upward,
according to steamer and location of berth. Ex
cursion tickets on favorable terms. Steerage. (20.
White Star drafts payable on demand In all the
principal banks throughout Great Britain. An
plrtoJon.N J.McCOltMICK, 0l Smltbfleld Bt..
FltUburir, orJ.BKUCElSilAJt. General Affent!
41 Broadway, Sew York.
NEW YORK TO LIVERPOOL VIA QUEENS
TOWN, fEOU JfIEK 40 NOEIH B1VEB.
IfAST EXPBES3 MAIL SEKVICE.
Bothnla,Aug. 28,6:30 AMlEtruria, Sept. 14. 9 AM
vDia passage, pu, jai ana iuo; intermediate;
f. Steerage tickets to and from all parts or
Kurope at very low rates.
VEK&ON H. BKOW.N CO., General Agents,
4 Uowlinr (lren. Miw Vnrt
J. J. McCOlOIlCK. Apent.
Fourth are. and Smltbfleld at., l'lttibnre.
Atlaniie Express Servica;
LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN.
Steamship CITY OV KrjiJlE," from New York.
WEDNESUAY. Sept. IS, Oct. 18.
Saloon pasaare, MO and npward: second-class. S30.
Steamers every Saturday from New Yorfc to
GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY.
Cabin passage to tilasgow. Londonderry, Liver
pool, fJO and 60. Second-class. U0.
Steerage passage, either service, fJO.
Salmon ATfnrilnn tlikata tit railmiul
Travelers' circular letters or credit and rrarU
for any amount Issued at lowest current rates.
For books of tours, tickets or information.
Apply to HENJOEKSON BROTHERS. N. V.. or
J. J. MCCORMICK. Fourth and Smlthneld: A. D.
SCORER A SON, 415 Smlthfieid at., Pittsburg: W.
UEMPLE, Jr., 1S5 Federal St., Allegheny.
To Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY.
Cabin passage f3S to (50. according to location
or stateroom. Excursion 3 to teo. '
Steerage to and from Europe at Lowest Rates.
AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO.. General Agents,
Uliroadway, New York.
J.J. MoCORMICK, Agent, Pittsburg. Pa.
'f Muraficttued I
.o, THEF. P. I
JW. Jd- SC t- 1
rll!v ' SI JrJSt one of tbosa 37 pal BradIey's Motets
wx r2 shbi SjZ.tsjam1 wmv iuer were an suiu uu oaiuiujf :.
SSraRyPiRKoTRy' ?ot anl many others were sold. Values did E4
We know what wo are about in
slaughtering: prices in our present
rough shod manner. "Make room
for Fall and Winter Goods" is now
our motto. Summer goods have
had their daiy; what was sold early
in season paid us a fair profit, and
whatever we can now get for the
remainder is better than carrying
it over for another year. When
the fall season opens we want to
show the publio nothing but new
SUMMER GOODS MUST 60
AT ANY PRICE.
They must "stand, not upon tho
order of their going, but go quick
ly," if there is any efficacy in low
Gentlemen's genuine French
Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers
reduced from 75c to 50c.
Gentlemen's French Flannel
Shirts reduced from 92 to 81 60.
Gentlemen's fine Silk Scarfs All
our 5,0c, 75c and 81 Scarfs reduced
Gentlemen's genuine British
Socks, full regular, reduced from
Boys Star Shirt Waists reduced
from 75o to 50c.
Ladies Eibbed Cotton Vests, re
duced from 22o to 12 J c.
Ladies' Gauze Vests reduced
from 25c to 18a
Ladies' Balbriggan Vests re
duced from 38c to 25a
Ladies' fine Gauze Vests reduced
Ladies' Silk Vests reduced from
81 to 75c.
Ladies' regular made Hose, 20
styles to select from, reduced from
25o to 18c.
Ladies' Berlin Gloves reduced
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves reduced
from 50o to 25c.
Fleishman & Co.,.
"Established Over Half a Century.',
This Trade MarK Is on onr Windows.
LADIES LOOKto YOUR FURS
and brine them to us NOW for REPAIRING,
REFITTING, REDYEING or SIAKING
OVER into the newest FALL and WINTER
STYLES, which are now ready.
As we are daily getting busier In our Fur
manufacturing department, we would advise
those wishing anything done in this line NOT
TO DELAY, as we can give more satisfactory
work NOW than when our winter rush comes.
441 WOOD STREET.
Fivo Doors from Fifth avenue.
N. B. Inquiries by mail about abovo work,
etc., receive our prompt and careful attention.
"W. S. rrjoa.ev
165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET.
Many changes in all departments, to be inaugurated September
compel'us tocovet room already occupied. The advance arrivals i
early Fall' Goods assist us in no way to get it. Can we have outsit
aid, giving maryelously tempting bargains in exchange for the covetr
room? As for example, prices good this week only, we offer a
GLITTERING ARRAY OP BARGAINS: $
All worth one-half to double the monev. 20 nieces fine Phalli, ir-
6c a yard this week. 10 pieces extra wide India Linens, 8c this we
15 pieces American Satines, 6c this week. 10 pieces French Satin"
J?PC 's wee- 5 pieces American Dress Ginghams, 5, 6 and 8
this week. 50 pieces fast color Batistes, 6j4c this week.
SILKS AND DRESS GOODS.
Black and colored Surahs, extra quality. 50c this week. Black G
Grains, special values, 50c up this week. 24-inch Black Gros Grai
90c; superior values, $1 and Ji 25 this week. 1 pile 40-inch light ct
orea aii-wooi tsuitmgs, 12JSC this week.
coiors, 22sc, are 50c goods. 1 pile
uuc m lmponeo. Lress raprics, etc,
NEED THE MOST
1 pile black Sstockmette Jackets,
doth Jackets, 08c this week. 100
50 Children Suits, 4 to 12 years, for
half valiio An m-n,r n. f
.... ......... .tutu .uituj u.u.., ivv uuuictuui iu mention. 'ffc'
A cal lis solicited, whether to purchase or merely toqxamlne. PromnfaS
courteous attention assured. The prices are not beautiful, for us to look on'ilSl
Vi 11 j S "" uur waguiw win
p,,r.,r "", '""!. ffc", FJS" "i
iu.i.t .u.i a, vii iuu wunc, .ji i.cr
None of those 37 pairs Bradley's blankets
to-flav thev were all sold on Saturday.
An odd day and a hot day. yet the 37 pairM
lot and many others were sold, values am
it. Blanket season is approaching there
was a Dargam ana tne people smew it.
But AS TO BLANKETS, there
Are plenty others here, and all extra!
value. Each price represents a blanket
worth more. The prices:
Scarlet, $2 60, S3, $3 60, W to $10.
White. S3, ?3 50, , M 50 to $15.
Lambs wool blankets at II 50 (Special).
A bargain this morning in silks at 35
cents see special table, center of stores.
The last week in August you can almost j
see the end of the bargain season you're"
thrifty if you invest in these 50-cent dress
goods, either for school suits for the misses i
or to lay away for next season. Hundreds
and hundreds of people do it.
B0GGS & BUHL,
115,117,119,121 Federal st, Allegheny.;
ist. Closing out of all sum-1
mer and medium weight
2d. Ready for school clothes
lor the JtSoys, about bep-
tember i. .
There is a good deal ofj
money to be saved NOW
The broken sizes
lots are going at
Sixth street and Fcnn aYcnue.1
THERE CAN BE
As to vhere you should buy
r . $!B
economy is the obiect voilE
nave in view.
Cash and Credit
923 and 925 Penn Ave,,
is the house for you to pat
ronize, n you want to s
money, and get dependa
and stylish merchandise.
Apollinaris. Bedford, Poland BalaAi
taris. Strontia, Saratogj. SorndeK
Clvsmic. Beth esda, Vichy, BuffaloS1
GEO. K. STEVENSON & CO J5
SIXTH AVENUE. jaLWS-JOr
Sept. 1. "W". SJ
1 pile 40-inch light and- da
42-inch Grays, 25c, always soldi
proportionately low this weeEl
$2 25 this week.
1 pile colored
Tersevs. co. 60 nnrl
75c ihis weel
fall and winter wear, Si. &a S53
.- .. "" Vitg
give ui ine room ,our goods occuri
"M. - .. PIaPHAU.wool Courm
pair, never equaled?