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PITTSBURG. THURSDAY, SEP. 5. 1SS9.
THE EXPOSITION'S OPEBTHG.
The large attendance, considering the
threatening weather, at the opening of the
Exposition last evening testified to the in
terest of cur citizens in that enterprise, and
the abundance of local pride which will in
sure it a liberal home support. The latter
spirit was much jrratiCed by the size and
adequacy of the buildings which fortunately
made up for shortcomings due to the gen
eral lack of time for preparation.
"It is useless to try to conceal the fact that
the Exposition is not vet in a shape to in
vite the public as to a completed represen
tation of Pittsburg's mercantile and manu
facturing resources. It is not now more
than an abstract question whether it would
not have been wiser to haTe postponed the
opening a week in order to get the Exposi
tion into a completed shape. But it is no
more than fair policy to haTe it understood
that several days must elapse, at the best,
before the full display of attractions can be
made. The Art Gallery was last night the
xupst complete department; and there the
lights were not in position. Outside of that
the liberal mixture of incompleted exhibits
could not fail to strike the observer; and the
mechanical department is as yet an unknown
On the other hand it was evident to the
friendly observation of the spectators last
evening that the materials for a good Expo
sition were being rapidly worked into shape.
The exhibits of the main building will be
completed by the end ot this week. The
machinery hall, itself an exhibit of remark
able work by Pittsburg material, is being
pushed to completion. The art gallery will
to-day oner to the public the attraction ot
the largest array of paintings ever shown in
Pittsburg, comprising some very important
specimens of modern art
All this, as the result of the pnblic
spirited and indomitable labors of the Ex
position Society, is a matter oflocal pride
and satisfaction. But in the interest of the
Exposition itself it is well to have it under
stood that there is yet much to be done be
fore we can invite the surrounding country
to come and inspect our completed Expo
sition. K0T AH AFFAIB OF GIAETS.
The Democratic convention is reported
from an adverse source to have been an
affair of the "small fry." It is probable that
the convention whose most important work
is to prepare for a campaign involving the
State Senatorship would assume that char
acteristic "We did not understand that the
Republican convention aroused the giants
of that party to the exertion of their
strength. In fact the campaign for which
these gatherings have prepared involves re
sults that are most available for study by
the political microscopists. After the elec
tion is over it is likely that its chief effect
will be to create our special wonder that the
small fry on both sides could make so much
of a sizzle '
The attitude taken by the great dressed
beef firms of Chicago, that they need not
pay any attention to the summons of the
Senatorial Committee to testify concerning
' he remarkable growth of their business, is
Mch they cannot afford to maintain.
be wise to reconsider their deter-
id give all the information at
place, their refusal, if per-
ly give strength to the pub.
at the remarkable decline in
ttle and the absence of any
decline in the price of meat,
by private and exclusive ad-
h as are too common in creat-
between producers and con
jis charge has been made before.
js engaged in the business persist
declaration that they will not appear
.-e an investigation, they cannot escape
e effect of a general growth of that suspi
cion. k Next, while these firms are not directly
under obligations to national legislation
they are decidedly dependent on it as affect
ing the railroads. A large portion of the
country has heretofore supported the policy
of insuring them fair and equitable freight
charges. Beyond that the assaults made on
their traffic in the State Legislatures have
been generally opposed on principles of
public equity. But for an interest so pe
culiarly involved in questions of publio
policy to rebuff investigation in the public
behalf, is next door to suicidal.
It is to be hoped that our Chicago friends
in their own interest will perceive the fact
that the United States is greater than they
and that the public has a right to full infor-
tion on questions affecting its welfare.
poblicity nr ditoece.
The extraordinary knavery which has
been partially brought to light in Sheriff
riack'g divorce proceedings in New York
could not have occurred had the law of
divorce demanded a pnblic trial of the case
in court The whole conspiracy by which
an unscrupulous man obtained a divorce
from his wife, nbminally and formally on
her petition, but absolutely without her
knowledge or consent, would have been im
possible had not the case been left to a
master to deal with in secrecy.
"We are quite prepared to believe that the
Flack case Ls not alone in its startling feat
ures of gross fraud in legal form. There is
a continual invitation and protection for
malfeasance in the law of divorce which
permits the hearing of evidence in secret,
and the clothing of the master in the pro
ceedings with unusual and immoderate
powers. In such a city as New Tork it is
not at au unlikely that a regular traffic in
dh wees of the sort Mr. Flack obtained has j
nourished ui.dcr the very shadow and coun
tenance of the law. Perhaps the inquiry
into this celebrated case, which seems likely
to occur now, may lead to a change in the
law, not only in New York, but in other
States, notexcepting Pennsylvania, where the
same abuses are liable to be born of an evil
system. The change will be, and should be,
if it comes at all, to public hearing and ad
judication of divorce trials.
The only argument of importance made
against the hearing of divorce cases in pub
lic is that the morality of the people would
be liable to injury through -the publicity
given to the evidence. It is sometimes
urged also that the relations and iriends of
the parties to the divorce snit ought to be
protected from possible injury through the
reflections of the evidence. This latter
argument has little weight It conld be
urged in reference to the trial of any person
for breach of any law. When it is remem
bered what a safeguard publicity must be to
justice in the divorce court, what an absolute
barrier to fraud of the Flack stripe, the
arguments against publicity are scattered
and dissolved. Divorce cases,jand all cases,
should be tried in open court Secrecy has
no place or part in the institutions of
America. A few relics of a barbarous,
tyrannical age linger about our courts.
They should be swept away the secret hear
ing of divorce cases, the grand jury, and
everything else that is not open to the sun
light and the eves of the people. Evil
weeds grow raukly In the dark.
LIGHT OK LICENSES.
The new phase which is given to the ques
tion of unlicensed liquor vending by the
publication of the list of those who have
paid for United States licenses since May 1,
which appears in The Dispatch, is re
plete with interest if not surprise Jbr the
public The fact that some hundreds of
persons without county license have paid
for Government license presents a lack of
harmony with the constables' reports which
may prove painful for the latter officials.
Of course the fact that a man has a United
States retail liquor license does not prove
that he has sold liquor contrary to the State
law. A man may make that contribution
to the United States revenues if he chooses
and then abstain lrom selling liqnor
altogether. But the fact that some hun
dreds of men have taken out Government
licenses for a business which they cannot
legally prosecute under the State laws.
establishes a presumption which does not.
reflect credit on the efficiency of the admin
istration given to the latter enactment
It is likely to be necessary for the Judges
to address a good many more lectures to the
constables before those officials are worked
up to the enforcement of the law.
7INAKC1EEING METHODS. .
The history of the "Young Napoleon of
.Finance," Henry S. Ives, tvhich has been
recently brought out by the confession of a
clerk, is a remarkable exhibition of the
means by which allegedly great financiers
attain their prominence in the stock manip
ulating world of Wall street It simply
shows that successful and unscrupulous
thieveries are the promptest means toward
attaining the financial prominence which
Mr. Ives exemplified to a remarkable de
gree only a few years ago.
The statements show that Ives' plan of
financiering was to obtain upon almost any
pretext a felonious entry into the manage
ment ot any railroad corporation which was
marked as their prey. Having pot control
of the corporation they issued the securities
of the company, deposited the money with
their own firm and used the funds in their
own purchases of other corporations. This
plan worked successfully for a time, until
the ambitious financiers committed the pro
verbial mistake of taking a larger mouthful
than they could masticate, and having come
to grief and bankruptcy by that means, the
exposure of their evil practices followed as
an inevitable result.
But it is a pertinent question to ask how
much the Ives plan of corporate manipu
lation differs from the methods which have
been pursued by greater and more success
ful financiers. When we remember how
closely the leading features of this plan have
been followed in the notorious instances of
some great corporations, such as the Erie
Railway, the Union Pacific, the Central
Pacific, and possibly some railroads that
might be named nearer home, it becomes a
pertinent question whether Mr. Ives' crimi
nality did not consist in his success in this
method of robbery on a small scale, and his
failure when he attempted it on a big one.
It is certainly time for this country to
secure the exposure and punishment of that
kind of financiering, not only when the
light of finance has come to shipwreck, as
Mr. Ives has, but in the case of more suc
cessful manipulators who are now in the
enjoyment of vast fortunes as the fruit of
exactly such manipulations.
HE. WAKAMAKEE'S PE0JECT.
A rather striking example of the dis
position to decide public questions by
prejndice is afforded by the assertion of the
New Tork World that Postmaster General
Wanamaker will have to get up long be
fore sunrise if he expects to catch Jay
Gould and Dr. Norvin Green napping,
with regard to the proposition to form a
partnership between the Western Union
and the Post Office Department, for the de
livery of telegraphic messages at a re'duced
rate The World recognizes that an ar
rangement of the sort, which is indefinitely
reported as pending, would be of great
public value, if based upon equitable terms;
but it takes it for granted that an arrange
ment to which the Western Union officials
would consent would not be based npon
This is perhaps a natural view for a jour
nal to take which is opposed politically to
the Postmaster General, and which has al
ways been a severe critic of the Western
Union corporation. But in view of the fact
that, up to the present time, the West
ern Union Telegraph Company has
not succeeded in getting ahead of the
Postmaster General on the subject of charges,
it would be no more than fair to wait until
the arrangement reaches the point of publi
cation before passing a judgment upon it
The official who has had the whole press
of the country howling at him for his radi
cal rednction of telegraphic tolls on Govern
ment business is not likely to let the same
corporation gouge hira and the public on an
arrangement for the public service of which
he would be the sponsor, and for which he
would gain the credit, jf successful.
THE HAEVESTAVEBAGES "WELL.
The year has rust arrived since the Eed
Man's land wasdelivered into the hands of
the white colonists -when it could be said
with perfect truth that American farmers
were unanimously content with the harvest
So vast is this continent, so different tbe
soils, climates, products and general con
ditions of tbe severer sections, tbat it bas
not seldom1 happened that while the "West
exalted in a plenteous yield of crops, the
Eut has 4omplained of a failnre of the
.It It. tolerably certain "this year that the
harvest has.been in most parts of the coun
try decidedly good. "We do, nofsuppose
that every farmer has enjoyed the extraor.
dinary good luck of the tillers of the toil in
Southern Kansas, who have been obliged to
rent the public roads in order to get room
enough to stack the wheat crop; who have
had to use stepladders to gather roasting
ears, and whose children have made a prac
tice of climbing the cornstalks to hunt for
eagle's nests. These veracious chronicles of
the harvest in the Arkansas bottoms show
that the liar crop is abundant also. But in
spite of the wet June, the erratio July and
the hardly more unreliable weather of
August, there is still a iair harvest report
irom this part ot the country. Illustrating
the contrasts of the continent in weather it
may be pointed out that the excesuve rain
fall noted lor so many months this summer
was paralleled by a prodigious drought in
many of the "Western States. The afflictions
and the afflicted are widely separated, but
conditions are nearly eqnalized in the long
run. It may be too much to expect the
farmer to confess that he knows that thia is
so, but he realizes it as quickly as anybody.
Mb. Andrew Carnegie, in a recent
interview in New York, declared himself
as a New Yorker in favor bf that city as
the site for the World's Fair; but pointed
out very distinctly that New York ought to
raise a fund of several million dollars before
applying to Congress for aid. "New York
is known to be rich," said Mr. Carnegie,
"and any application for assistance would
be ridiculed." This is a very timely point
The only criticism upon Mr. Carnegie's de
sire to save New York from ridicule with
regard to its tardiness in raising public
funds would be in connection with the pro
verbial impossibility of doing any serious
damage to aged hen frnit.
The device of a "sympathetic strike,"
which means that because tbe workmen of
one industry are spfiering from enforced
idleness, the workmenof all other industries
must also suffer, did not appeal successfully
to the opinions of the labor leaders in Lon
don. So much the better for the discretion
of tbe labor leaders.
While the increase of the public debt
by over six million dollars last month
really means only a decrease of the cash in
the' treasury by that amount, it must be
recognized as a contrast to the precedent
heretofore established of a rednction to a
similar amount, which ia not likely to be
satisfactory to the public. The financial
success of this country is based upon a
steady and continual reduction of the public
debt An administration which permits
that operation to be reversed is not likely
to gain either great credit or popular ap
proval. Ix is not particularly hard to make a bar
rel fall down Niagara Falls, although hav
ing a man inside of it is a somewhat unu
sual feature. If Mr. Graham wishes to ac
complish a feat which will be of some use to
the jnrorld, let him invent a barrel which
will go up Niagara Falls.
The parlous condition of Philadelphia's
water supply is exemplified by the fact that
after the people in the Kensington suburb con
tracted tynhoid by drinking the water from
the Delaware river, and those in other bor
oughs by drinking water from the Schuyl
kill, it now is discovered that tbe people of
Hestonville, a northern suburb, are suffer
ing from the same disease by drinking water
from wells. Philadelphia is in a fair way
to reproduce tbe plight of the Ancient Mari
ner, in having water everywhere, but not a
drop that is fit to drink.
Reports lrom tbe Pindlay end of the
window glass business warrant a suspicion
that the firmness of the manufacturers on
the wage dispute is beginning to degener
ate into wabbling.
The remarkable indisposition of the
dressed beef magnate's to appear before the
Senate Committee and testify with regard
to the peculiar feature of a reduction of 100
per cent in tbe prices of live stock, and no
reduction at nil in tbe prices of meat, indi
cate that there is some fonndation for tbe
suspicion of a full-grown colored gentleman
in the dressed beef wood pile.
Even as a half-finished display tbe Ex
position last night made an impression
upon the spectators that it will be well
worth while to come later on and see the
The death of a well-known New Yorker
the other day from contact with a loose elec
tric light wire puts the protest of the electric
light companies against the use of electricity
for capital punishment, decidedly in the
light of a declaration that the only death
which electricity can properly deal out is
that which it visits npon nnwary wayfarers
on the public street
Mississippi is restoring order by shoot
ing its negroes. The same kind of order
was once reported to reign.in 'Warsaw.
The opening exercise of the Exposition
last night was oratory under difficulties.
The sound of hammers punctuating a
speaker's remarks do not aid the material
effects. Nevertheless, Rev. "Vy". J. Holland
and Eev. Father Sheedy did their best
under tbe circumstances, and earned the
thanks of the Exposition managers,
PEOPLE Of PKuMINENCE.
MaekTwaet has thick, bushy balr, which
gives his bead the appearance of a crow's nest
His eyes are small, keen and sharp.
Wagneb's only son, Siegfried, now grown,
is studying to bo an engineer. He looks like
his father, but shows so marked musical talent.
The richest man in tbe House of Commons
is said to be Mr. McEwan, Home Rule member
for one of the divisions of Edinburgh, worth
92,000 per annum.
Ancnmsnop Keneick, of St Louis, Is tho
oldest Catholic prelato In the United States.
Ho was consecrated in 1811, and now, at tbe
age of 80, presides over his diocese without an
Empebob WttMAir has but recently hon
ored himself with any high military rank.
Though as Kaiser he is tho "War Lord" of the
German army, he remained but a brigadier"
uniu a snort wniie ago. when be rose to be a
Major General. Since Queen Victoria made
him an Admiral and the Austrian Emperor
made him a General, Moltke bas urged him to
come up to tbe first rank, and he is now a
Mns. Harriet Beecher Stowe was very
rjoor when sho wrote "Uncle Tom's f!ahln.
The last chapter was written in the office of her
pahltsher in Boston. It was a cold winter
morning, and she arrived at the store half
frozen. She stood over the stove half an hour
before she was sufficiently thawed to hold ber
pen. Three months from that time she re
ceived a check for 510,000 as the first payment
on the sale of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Russell Sage is something more tban a
mere business machine. He served three suc
cessive terms In Congress, during which he
originated the idea of purchasing Mount Ver
non and keeping it as a ifetlonal domain. He
advocated the appointment of a committee of
ladies, which eventually grew Into tbe Mount
Vernon Association, by whom the home of
Washington was finally purchased and fitted
up as it ls to-day. Mr. Sage is tall, thin and
straight as a Mohawk,
THE TOPICAL'TALKEE. '
The Preacher of the Dross Reform A Den.
Ter Contrivance to Foster Fence.
JlRS.jESjtEsaMn.i-EK, who is to tell Pitts
burg women how to dress healthily and yet
fashionably, will reach this city to-day. She
will be likely to have a large and appreciative
audience this afternoon because tbe subject ot
drers is Interesting to most women, because she
has tbe reputation of being a good talker, who
dresses richly and in good taste, and because in
Pittsburg there are multitude? of women who
dress well and are willing to learn how to dress
Hut It is very questionable If Mrs. Miller suc
ceeds in convincing any woman who wears
tbem now to discard those instruments of some
use and often of no little torture, the bustle
and the corset They say that the dress re
former has a very winning way with her. and
that she exhibits such good results in her own
personal appearance with neither rat-trap nor
cuirass to aid her that she makes some .converts
wherever sho goes.
The notice given to gentlemen who may
chance to be in the auaience Mrs. Miller will
address, that they must retire during the last
half hour of the lecture, will produce an amus
ing effect if many gentlemen are present If
there should happen to be among them any
desperately deaf and dense man well, it will
be decidedly awkward.
Ik Denver they seem to be wide awake to tbe
needs of man, especially of the man who has to
explain where he has been when he spends a
night away from home. The dust which so in
cessantly flatters or sweeps in blinding clouds
about Denver and the surrounding country
makes the bath a Very important necessity to
the civilized man who finds himself there.
Turkish baths are greatly .sought after, and a
certain Denver hotel, the best probably in the
city, prides Itself on this department of its
'equipment So popular are these baths that it
is not seldom that a man is known to spend a
good part of his time there.
For evident reasons the hotel has therefore
caused to be printed In very elegant style a
card or certificate to the use of which any fre
quenter of the Turkish baths ls entitled. One
of tbe cards is in my possession, and as a curi
osity I transcribe tbe inscription upon it Here
' OPEN ALL NIGHT
This ls to certify that Mr. .
was at the Baths all night.
It Is to be presumed that this certificate pro
motes peace and confidence in Denver's domes
A MISSING COMMISSIONER.
"The Bureau of Education la Being Bun By
ISFXCUL TILIQEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
WASniNQTOW, September 4 it was cravely
proposed to-day, by some of the few officers
left In the Interior Department that an adver
tisement be issued inquiring the whereabouts
of tbe gentleman named for Commissioner of
Education, Dr. Harris. He has not been beard
from for some time. Colonel Dawson, Presi
dent Cleveland's appointee, was permitted to
6erve out three years of his term and then the
administration "accepted his resignation," to
take effect on September 3. Dr. Hams.was
appointed to succeed him, with the understand
ing, of course, tbat he would take possession of
tbe office on the -1th. To-day Colonel Dawson
wpund up bis affairs and moved out, but his
successor has not yet turned up to move in.
When last beard from Dr. Harris was in
Paris for the benefit of his health. Whether he
has fallen ill there, or has lost his way on the
homeward route, or is merely loitering, indif
ferent to the flight of time, there is no telling.
For the present there is no Commissioner of
Education, and the bureau is run entirely by
subordinates. Fortunately no undertakings of
a very important character demand the pres
ence of a head. .
WILL PBOBABLI BE ACCEPTED.
Tho Gunboat Petrel ls Being Prepared for
a Final Inspection.
WAsnniGTOir, September 4 The Secretary
of the Navy has notified the President of tho
Columbia Iron Works, of Baltimore, to have
the gunboat Petrel, recently tried by an official
board, painted and cleaned ready for the final
inspection. This is taken to mean tbat the
vessel is satisfactory and will be accepted by the
Pending final action, however, the Secretary
is considering a claim by the company to the
effect that they were ready for the trial 33 min
utes before the board began to take the records
of the engines, which were, during that period,
at their best. When the test actually began,
.the engines had begun to fall off and before tbe
end of the run had gone down quito low. They
argued that they were entitled to credit for the
performance of tbe ship for 33 minutes before
the records were taken, and that an equal
amount of time be taken from the end of the
four hours. The horse power would then be
very near 1,10a
This claim is likely to be allowed, in which
case the penalties from this cause will not
amount to much. She has, however, earned a
large sum for the Government In time penalties.
Allegation Tbat tho Motor Wires
From tbe Cleveland Leader.
Helen C. Potter and six other property
owners on Dorchester avenue began an action
in the Common Pleas Court Tuesday in which
they seek to prevent the East Cleveland Rail
road Company from erectlngits poles and wires
along tbe thoroughfare named. The reasons
given are tbat tbe poles and wires will make an
unsightly appearance in the street and that
tbe electric current by tbe aid of which the cars
will be propelled will be dangerous to life and
property. It is said also that tbe placing of
electricity on tue street win kill tbe shade
trees. Judge Hamilton allowed a temporary
restraining order until September 25, at 10
o'clock in the morning.
A Good Subject for tbe Experiment.
From the New York Graphic!
Graham bas gone over tho Falls In a barrel
and offers to do it again for a consideration.
Why not hire Graham to be practiced upon
with electricity? It would probably bo as safe
as bis proposed barrel ride.
Thoso Thirsty Englishmen.
From the Boston Berald.
Having purchased most of our breweries,
tbe flush English capitalists are now buying up
water works over here. Their thirst appears to
be something unquenchable.
LTGoniEB-Ec-fto. We saw a man the other
day with a six-horse team and two baseball bats
in his arms.
The editor of the Huntingdon Local JVetoi
announces tbat an apple banded him from a
neighbor's tree was bitter on one side and sweet
on tbe other. '
The editor of the Marlon Independent an
nounces his intention of going coon hunting.
He has procured a big iron pot, and as soon as
some of his subscribers send In some good but
ter and salt he will stert
Washington Journal: There ls a yonng
fellow over at West Newton who, wben he goes
to see his girl, ls compelled to split wood, carry
In coal, run errands and work in tbe garden,
by the girl's mother before he is allowed to do
Irwin Standard: The Youghlogheny
Timet has hired a man to act as fighting ed
itor. Brother Orr, having become tired of be
ing thumped and cuffed around so much, does
his fighting now by proxy. We are doing all
our own slugging yet, and sofarbaVe been very
Fuxton-Phhaips. editor of the McDonald
Argus, who lived In Pittsburg years ago, has
recently visited the city and sees in it evidences
of retrogression. He says: "The drink is a
fraud. Thebedr has decreased in size and
quality. The whisky seems to be made of tar,
turpentine, benzine and strychnine."
Franklin Jfewi: The weird, white, awful
ghost tbat bas been -terrorizing superstitious
people and half-corned passers-by at tho point
where Travers shot himself, alongside the
Meadville pike, opposite the Prosnect Hm
stock farm, turns out to be an oldwhite cow,
too venerable to give mlik and too touch for
tho butcher. .,
A BATCH OP 1KYE5TI058
On Which Patent! Have Been Secured
Pennsylvanlani nnd Others.
List of United States patents issued to West
ern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia inventors, on Tuesday, Beptember 8, as
furnished by O. D.Levis, patent attorney, 131
Fifth avenue, Pittsburg:
George Ilordoman. Allegheny, vehicle spring;
Anthony -Barker, rutsburjr, undulating furnace
basin; Vr. 8. Barker, Troy, O., lence machine: J.
y. Beatln, Wheeler, Pa., apparatus for oiling
mine cars: W.W. Bulhart, Indiana, Pa., spectacle
case; Andrew Brnb&ker, Ashland, O., Are kln
dler: J. W. Bruce. Antloch. O.. wazon brake:
H. B. Camp, Cuyahoga Falls, O.. machine for
maklne curved ptpe;Uohn Coffin. Johnstown, Pa.,
atlnc wire: John Coffin. Johns-
town, l'x. apparatus for colling wire
ratlle fftf- fnll1n9 wfrp? 11 tt TIa.
Weese. Sidney. ().. elevating trm-tr? ( n Rn.
Ion and F. C. Bawhlll, Allegheny, gas store; J. h.
Ecfc, Kutztown, Pa., knitting machine: P.J,
Fitzgerald, Sharon Hill, Pa., vapor lamp;
Patrick Fofrarty, oxford, O.. folding- coop;
Reuben Hadfleld, Akron, clutch for rods; T. B.
Harris, Xenla. O., Incrustation preventive; West
ly Johnson, East End. Pa., vehicle: Uavld Ken
nedy, Erie, pipe coupling: Jacob KInier, Pitts
burg, mold for tubular articles; W. F. Lang, Al
legheny, packing cigars: E. J. Lewis, Warrenton.
O., automatic brake; Benjamin Long, Boulder;
O.. gun sight; Albert Maflett, llayesvUle, U.,bag
tie: H. F. Mann, Allegheny, car wheel: J. K. Mc
carty, Creek. V.i., railway tie: John McCaskey,
New Castle, Pa., rotary engine: Thomas Nldgley,
Beaver Falls, wire .belting (two patents); Louis
Miller, Akron, grain binder: G. A. andfc. C.
Molcel. Allegheny, watch mnrrnnt hnrf k- II
Davis, Zanesylllc, apparatus for manufacturing
gas; J. . Mist Allegheny, device for planers;
W. M.Page, Powelton, VT. Va., coal conveyor;
J. V. Parrlsb. Milton, W. Va., churn:
p. a. Price, Johnstown, nozzle for steel
ladles: . F. Reynolds, Myersburg, Pa., potato
bugeaicher: George Kleslck, Allegheny, mash
machine and grain remover; J. H. Ttoadbeaver,
Terra Alta, W. Va., locking a series of drawers;
W-S1,uIs' Gallon, O., pump; H. B.
btrong. Wilkersyllle, O., saw mllfi E.1). Wasslll,
Pittsburg, rolls for rolling bars Into sheets: John
??Jte,r,?l,SprlD.?fleI4 - vehicle curtain fastener;
J. E. Wilson, Easton, Pa., steam boiler.
A FAMOUS BABY SOLDIEK DEAD.
Bo Enlisted nt tho Ago of 9 nnd Served
, Through tbe War.
Memphis, September 4 Berry H. Binford,
who was the youngest soldier In the Confeder
ate Army, died yesterday while on a business
trip to Monroe, La. His father. Dr. Binford.
was a surgeon in tbe Confederate Army. The
boy, when about tf years old, started out to find
his father, and reported to General Wheeler,
who took him for a Federal spy sent in by some
ot tbe Union people. The General kept an
eye va ins uttie cuap ana nnany turnea mm
over to Colonel Josfah Patterson, who knew
Dr. Binford, and at once assumed the care of
the boy. As he would not go back home, a
pony was secured for him, a gun was sawed off
the proper length, and he was recognized from
that time on to tbe end of the war as a soldier.
It ls stated -that young Binford and another
boy, not much older, undertook to do a little
special, service once. They went oat be
tween the lines somewhere up in North Ala
bama, threw up some small breastworks and
awaited the advance of the Federals on tbe op
posite side of a small river. Tbe column
came in sight, and tbe boys opened fire
as If backed by an army, which the Federals
naturally ;snpposed to be a fact Tbe
bo j a held the fort a whole day, and when
night came on, they scampered off and rejoined
their command several miles away. Binford
was the famous "suspicious case" that caused
a panic in this city last summer and subjected
several distinguished physicians to' a perfect
avalanche of chaff, when it turned out to be a
case of aloobolism instead of yellow fever.
CRAZED BY A EEYI YAL.
A Pretty Tonne Woman Proclaims That Bho
li tbe Savior.
Chattanooga, September A Miss Lull
Barker, daughter of .Howell E. Barker, a lead.
Ing member of the county court, has been ad
judged insane, and passed through the city to
night en route to the asylum at Nashville. Miss
Barker bas been attending an excited pro
tracted religious revival at Lakeview, near her
home, and her mind bas been affected for more
tban a week.
Four or five days ago she began preaching
through the neighborhood, saying tbat she was
the embodiment of the spirit of Christ, and
tbat no one could be saved but through her.
She was a bright pretty woman, and had quite
a number of admirers. She seems to be ration
al on all subjects; but maintains that she ls
the Christ Spirit
Come to Pittsburg, Mr. Stela.
From tbe San Francisco Call, '
Bob Stein, pf Phoenix, Ariz., has made a for
tune in mining and wants to make a visit to bis
old home in Germany. He is sow looking for
a newspaper man to accompany him as private
secretary. The salary will be 51,000 a month
and expenses paid.
Biggest noflovror In ludlnua.
Brazil, Ind., September t Valentine
Stenerwald, in Jackson township, reports that
he has a sunflower wbleh weighs eight and a
half pounds, tho stalk measuring 15 Inches in
circumference at the ground. He has another
bearing just 50 flowers.
This year again Barnum& Bailey have en
tirely refitted their vast show with everything
new, consequently the tremendous free street
parade of the Barnuiu-Londou 15 New United
S'iows will be absolutely uew throughout Its
features and objects are of such a magnificent
and costly kind that when it was first exhibited
in New York It attracted, at one time, fully
500,003 persons npon the streets, and it is safe, to
say our atresia and avenues will be thronged
with delighted and astonished1 people also. At
no time in the history of tbe world were there
evor so many costly objects, such wonderful
vehicles, or such elegant costumes publicly
shown. They will be seen at Exposition Park,
September 23 and 2L
After an absence of five years W. J. Scan
Ian, the representative Irish comedian, will ap
pear at tne aijoa Theater far one week, with
Wednesday and Saturday, matinees, commenc
ing Monday, September 9. "Shane-na-Lawn"
will be given the first throe nights, followed by
his latest success, "Myles Aroon." The latter
play is a strong and highly amusing Irish
drama. t Mr. Scanlab will sing the following
songs, written and composed by him for this
play: "You and I. Love," "My Maggie," "Live,
My Level Oh, Live!'' and his celebrated swing
song, a fitting companion to his world-famous
Frank Tannehill'S new musisal comedy
extravaganza, which Is tbe attraction at the
Grand Opera House next week, appears to be
one of the few farcical stage novelties that have
caught the popular fancy thus far in the open
ing season. Tbe first act is built upon tbe lines
of straight comedy, the second farce comedy,
and the third extravaganza. It is said to be
original and wittyjn scheme and dialogue,
funny in incident and characterization, and full
of good music and fresh voices.
THE attraction at Harry Williams' Academy
next week will be the Rose Hill Burlesauo
Company, and as it will be tbe first of the kind
here this season, an enormous business ls an
ticipated. . Pete Baker Is filling Harris' Theater this
week at both daily performances. A change of
bill will be made to-day, the old favorite,
"Chris and Lena," being given the rest of the
A change of bill ls to be made at the
World's Museum, Allegheny, to-day, the oper
etta of "The Mikado" to follow "Mascot"
"Passion's Slave," by a strong company,
will be next week's attraction at Harris' The
ter. AT THE THEATER.
She has the seat Jnst next to me.
I wonder why fate willed It so
And, turning balf around, I see
A dainty hand-, as white as snow,
Which holds a fan, and o'er the top
A shapely head and beaming eyes,
Which, as they meet my glances, drop,
And to restrain a smile she tries.
Soft music falls upon the air
The lights grow dim, tbe theater itlll
1 muse npon this maiden fair.
And those bright eyes my visions fill
The curtain rises, bat I feel
A breeze from her fan on my cheek
The scene Is lost-my sweet ideal
Ij near, and yet I dare not ssesk.
Tbe mimic lovers on tbe stage
Enact their part oh, could I read
What's written npon the future's page!
Is not this maid my fate Indeed?
The moments fly, the curtain falls,
Bat my sweet visions do not fade,
I am assured that fortune calls:
Bhe ls my fond Ideal, this maid.
She fans herself, and fans me, too.
Sweet is tbat breath of air to me,
Before the minutes never flew
As now they do; what can It be '
That holds me thus In mystlo thrall?
Abl but I would not snap tbe chain.
At length I see tie curtain fall;
We part-to never meet again.
"Flavtt Scott Umt in Judge,
THE SEPTEMBER SKIES.
Old Sol Approaching Libra and Lana
Krnrlng- (be Earth Tho Antnmnal
Equinox Why the Sun Appears Ellipti
cal la Shape The Planet' Phases.
tWBITTBir JOB TOT LI8PATCH.J
The sun Is now rapidly making his way
toward Southern climes, and the days crow
shorter and shorter. On tbe 22d of tbe month,
at 338 p. K he crosses the equator, and enters
the zodiacal, sign Libra, which marks the be
ginning of autumn. This ls called the au
tumnal equinox equinox lrom tbeLatinequa,
equal, and nox, night, because then the davs
and nights are considered equaHn length. As
a matter of fact, tbe days are still longer than
the nights at that time. Twilight of course,
prolongs the daylight for an hour or two in the
morning and evening, but even if we consider
the day's length as the time between the sun's
rising and seuinjr, the day is several minutes
longer tban 12 hours, on account of the refrac
tion the sun's rays caused by the earth's atmos
phere. Tbe effect of refraction is to make ob
jects near tbe borixon appear bigber than they
really are, tho displacement being greater the
nearer the object ls to tbe horizon. Thus,
when we see the sun or moon apparently just
above tbe horizon, it is really below it, and
could not be teen at all if thettmosphere wero
Why tbe San Does Not Appear Round.
Tbe reader may have noticed.tbat tbe sun or
moon does not appear perfectly circular when
near the horizon, the figure being something
like an ellipse, the vertical axis shorter tban
the horizontal. This ls due to the fact tbat tbe
lower edge ot the disk is nearer the horizon
tban the upper, and ls therefore more acted
upon by refraction, being raised a greater dis
tance than the upper edge, and thus brought
nearer to it It must not be supposed that re
fraction has anything to do with tbe apparent
size of tbe sun or moon when rising or setting.
Refraction does not alter the length of tbe
horizontal diameter, and the apparently larger
size ot tbe disk on the horizon than on ihe
meridian is is merely an optical delusion.
for when tbe sun or moon is near the
zenith It is small In comparison with the size of
the space around it. while when near tbe hori
zon ic ls compared with terrestrial objects and
is taken to be larger. As a matter of fact, the
moon's angular diameter when near the hori
zon is considerably smaller than when on the
meridian, because in tbe former case It is sev
eral thousand miles farther away. Tbe same
is true of tbe sun, but on account of tbe sun's
much greater distance a few thousand miles
are inappreciable. On tbe 15th the sun's dis
tance from the earth js 92,830,000 miles, and his
apparent diameter is 31' St".
R. A. Declina
tion. Booths. Klses. Bets.
Sept. 5..10h.58m. 63i'ti. 0:13F.M.8:5S 6:44 P.K.
Sept. 15.. lib. Mm. 2'N. 0:15 r.M.SlK 60S P.M.
Sept 25..iih.i0m. l'CT'B. 0:Ur.M. 6:11 b:Up.m.
The Harvest Moon.
Lovers are in the habit of swearing by silvery
Luna's constancy, and she bas always been
thought of as tbe friend of those filled with the
tender passion, but she is tbe friend still more
of tbe farmer, and in a more substantial way.
When he ls gathering in the traits In autumn
he needs all tbe time he can get, and a peculiar
provision seems to have been made by which
the day's length is practically prolonged in
September. The moon rises on an average about
0 minutes later each day, but during part of
bar revolution, when she is traveling rapidly
north, tbe Interval between successive moon
rises may be as short as 25 or 30 minutes. In
September and October th moon Is in thin nor.
tion of her orbit about the time she is full, and
for several successive evenings rises about tbe
time the sun sets. For instance, this year the
moon is full on the 9tn of MeDtember, and rises
as follows: On tbe 7tfc, atS8; on the 8th, at
6:45; on tbe 9tb, at 7:16; on the 10tb,at7:; on
11th, at 8:14. The same thing occurs in Octo
ber to even a greater degree, but of course ls
not of so much importance,
Luna Now Nearest tbe Sartb.
The moon Is nearest the earth on tbe 5th,
when ber distance is 227,500 miles, and ber ap
parent diameter iCf 38"; farthest on the 17th,
ber distance then being 239,500 miles and her
diameter 29' 37". The moon's phases are as fol
lows: lirstquarter Beptember 2, 2:33p.k.
iullruoon September , 8:53 A. x.
Last quarter September is, H: p.m.
.New moon r. beptember SI, 9:I2P. H.
The moon is in conjunction with Neptune on
the loth, at 7 A. M., Neptune being about 1H
north of tbe moon; with Venus on the 21st at
8:30 p. jr., Venus being about half a degree
south ot tbe moon; with Saturn on tbe 22d, at
5 A. M., Saturn being about 2 south of the
moon; with Mars three houra later. Mars being
about the same distance south; with Uranus on
the 20tb, at 1 A. it., Uranus being about t
Buuui, anu who .mercury, at i r. ji. on the same
date, Mercury being 8 south.
Dlcrcnry Coming In Sight.
Mercury gives us a flying visit this month.
He appears in the western skies for a few
days, reaching his greatest eastern elongation,
26 IV on theiOth, at 6 p. m., but it will be diffi
cult to catch siaht of him, as be is farther
south than the sun. Calerit paribus, tho far
ther south a heavenly body is tbe sooner it
will set, and if Mercury reaches an eastern
elongation when he is south and the sun is
nortb, he will set a little less time after tbe
sun than it he were north and the sun south.
It may be stated in general that Mercury ls
best seen as a morning star in autumn, and as
an evening star in spring. On the 20tb. the
day of his greatest elongation, be sets only 49
minutes atter the sun. His diameter on that
date is 6".8.
B. A. Declination. Transits. Sets.
Sept 5..12U. 20m. . PWS. l:40p.M. 7:31P.M.
Sept. 15..13h. 06m. 9iys. l:Wp.M. 7:1Sp.m:
bept. J3..13h.41m. WWS. l:3p.M. 6:56p.m.
When Venus and Mars Are Visible.
The "Mother of Loves" ls still to be seen In
the east in the early morning, but she is
waning, being only two-fifths as bright as when
she was at her best in June. Her apparent di
ameter on tbe loth is 14".2, and tbe phase is
gibbous. On the 26th, at 8:18 A. u Venus is in
conjunction with Saturn, Satum being 34'
north of Venus. .
K. A. Declination. Blses. Transits.
Sept. 5..Sh.27m. 1S43'N. 2:38 A.M. 9:47 A. M.
Bept. 15.. 9h. 15m. 16 07'N. 2:56 A, M. -9:56A.M.
Bept 25.10h.02m. 1243'J(. 3:16 A. M. 10:04 A.M.
Mars is beginning to make himself visible in
the morning, but he is still far away and not of
much account. He rises nearly an hour after
Venns in the early part of the month, and at
about tbe same point on tbe horizon. His ap
parent diameter on the 15th' Is i'', and his dis
tance 22S,1S0,000 miles.
K. A. Declination, itlses. Culminate.
Sept. B. .. 9h. 26m. 18 WN. t: A. M. 10:46 A. M.
Bept 15... 9h. 51in. 14" WN. 3:38 A. M. 10:31 A. K.
Sept. 25...10H. 15m. 12 1VN. 3:50 a. M. 10:16 a. m.
Jupiter Getting Farther Away.
The prince of planets still holds tbe palm,
though be is getting farther away from us. He
Is tho first star to appear in tho south in the
evening. His apparent diameter on the loth is
K. A. Declination. Transits. Sets.
Sept. 5....17h. 5m. 2327'S. 7:13 P.M. UM9P.M.
Sent. I....l7h. 66m. 232s'S. 6:16 r.H. U:ie.u.
Sept. 25....1Sh. 00m. 33 jo's. 6:00P.M. 10:36p.m.
Saturn is now traveling toward tbe region
of visibility. He is morning star. Toward tbe
latter part of tbe month tbe three planets,
Venus, Mars and Saturn, will be within a few
degrees of each other, but Venus will be the
only conspicnous one. The apparent diameter
R. A. Declination. Klses. Culminates.
Sept. 5... 9h. 60m. 135!'N. 4:22A.M. 11:14A.M.
Sept.l5..10h. Clm. 132S'N. 3:49A.M. 10:3aA.M.
Bept.25..10h. 05m. 13W'N. 3:15 A.M. 10:04 A.M.
Urnnns and Neptune.
Uranus is evening star, but too near tho sun
to bo seen. His apparent diameter is Z''A and
bis distance 1,777,500,000 miles. Neptune is
mornlnf star, rising about midnight. He is iu
tho cluster of stars known as tbe Hyades, and
unless his position ls accurately known, there
may be some difficulty in distinguishing him'
from tbe many smill stars in tbat neighbor.
hood with a small telescope. It requires a tel
escope of about three inches aperture to show
his planetary disk plainly and easily.
It. A. Declination. . Transits.
Sept. 5. .41). 12m. 1926'N. 1:33A.M.
bept. 15,.4h.l2m. 1825'M. 4:44 A.M.
bepL 25..4h.llm. 1824'N. 4:10a.m.
Bert E. V. Luty.
Not Numerous Enough.
From tho Baltimore American. I
The Boston Herald speaks of "poets who
never write." 'There ls only one fault to bo
found wltb their kind. There are not enough
To Voir the.Monotony.
From the Chicago News.
Every time things get a 'little dull over in
Ireland the British Government arrests Mr.
William O'Brien and puts him in jaiL
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Robert If. Morris.
Kobert K. -Jlorrli, special agent of tbe Con
troller's offlcv Pennsylvania Company, .died at
his home yesterday.
JOTTINGS 15 KEW YORK,
Ho Was No Count, Nor of Account.
BIW TOBJE BCBXAU SPECIALS.
Nzw Youk. September 3. Anton Schwarz
waelder married Bertha Stark, daughter of a
Bavarian army officer, m Munich, last winter.
He told his father-in-law he was a German
Count, with property in America worth $3,000,
000. A few weeks after the wedding he and his
young wife started for his American home.
This home, ho said, had been desolate since
the death of his first wife. Countess Schwarz-waolder,-some
two years previously. During
the voyage Mr. Scbwarzwaelder confessed that
be had exaggerated his wealth, and was in fact
wortn oniy hw.iw.. upon arriving in New
Yoric he acknowledge that he was no Count.
He and his bride traveled West to the alleged
mansion, which turned out to be a very modest
cottage in Belleville, 111. As Schwarzwaelder
ana bis wife walked up to the cottage doqr.
no informed ner mat he had another wife liv
ing and was all but dead broke. Then the door
opened, Mrs. Schwarzwaelder No. 1 appeared
and Mr. Scbwarzwaelder sneaked off to let the
women settle their claims to him. Mrs.
Schwarzwaelder No. 1 bulldozed Mrs. Schwarz
waelder No. 2 into leaving town on the next
train for New York. Here the young bride
found a home with her brother, Ferdinand
Stark. She heard nothing mora of Scbwarz
waelder till one week ago, when be turned up
at her brother's house with tbe news that his
first wife was dead, and he was anxious to live
with his second one. His second wife refused
to talk with him, and her brother ordered him
out of the bouse. Schwarzwaelder has now
got a writ of habeas corpus, directing Stark to
produce his sister in court He claims that
Stark has influenced Mrs. Schwarzwaelder
against blm. Schwarzwaelder cannot be held
for bigamy, because he married both wives
Business nnd Pleasure.
' Mr. George Gould and his wife left to-day
for Europe on tha City of Paris. The couple
will go direct to tbe Paris Exposition, and from
there Mr. Gould will go to Glasgow, Scotland,
to inspect the new Pacific Mail steamer China.
Mr. Gould is President of the Pacific Mall
Steamship Company, and the China is a new
steamship that has jnst been completed for the
company, anewlll be the fastest boat on the
Pacific Ocean, her builders guaranteeing a
speed of 18 knots an hour. Mr. and Mis. Gould
will be gone about six weeks. They leave both
their children with Mrs. KIngdon, Mrs. Gould's
mother, at her place in the Catskllls.
Used a Hatched on Bli Wife.
Peter Hayes, a peddler, jumped out of bedat
5 o'clock this morning, caught up a hatchet
irom me wood noxes, and struck his sleeping
wife on the shoulder with it She screamed
and tried to get to the door. He dragged ber
back by the hair and struck her on tbe shoul
ders, head and neck with tbe hatchet till she
foil bleeding and unconscious to the floor.
Then be went to a police station and reported
tbat he had killed his wife. He was locked up.
His wife's recovery li improbable, as her skull
is fractured in two places. The ceuple had
frequent quarrels, and bad recently been sepa
rated. Tbe execution of four women slayers
here a week ago does not seem to have had
Sharks Instead of Bloo.FIsb.
Captain vyilllam Mills, William Hoy and two
others, drew a seine in the sound off Mllford,
Conn., for blue fish. The net met with a sud
den resistance, and wben it was hauled near
the shore two sharks were found in it. Both
were killed. The largest was 8 feet long, the
other 6 feet Dr. Downs, tbe medical examiner
of Bridgeport cut out the jawbone of one ot
the sharks for a specimen. Afterward he
opened the larger shark and found a man's leg
with a boot on the foot, Tbe leg was buried,
but tbe boot has been brought to this city.
A Miserly Old Woman.
This morning Annie O'Brien, 70 years old,
was found helpless from a paralytic stroke in
the attic of a down-town tenement bouse. She
had eaten nothing for three days. Tbe room
was filthy and almost without furniture. The
old woman said she was penniless and friend
less. Two policemen, who were called by tbe
landlord, forced her to go to a hospital. They
then examined the old bureau and bed, the
only bits of furniture in the attic. In the
burean they found 39S0 worth of small silver
coins. From tbe mattress of tbe bed tbey
drew $500 in bills and two bank books contaln-
Sng credits for about $1,600. The wealth of the
tarring old woman was given to the property
clerk at police headquarters. If she dies the
city will get it
AN 8-IEAK-0LD LIFE-SATEE.
A Brave Boy Jumps Into the River
Eescues a Playmate.
New York, September 4. Robert Trail or
Bobby, as the boys call him of No. 48 Pearl
street, is only 8 years old, but on Monday after
noon he jumped into the East river and rescued
a drowning playmate. While Bobby and Frank
Conlin, aged 7, also living at No. 48 Pearl street
were playing on pier 6 East river, young
Conlin lost his balance and tumbled overboard
and sank. Bobby watched for the boy to come
up and then made a big spring, landing in the
water with Frankie between him and the pier.
He grabbed his little comrado around tho waist
just as he was going down the second time, and
mamuiiy strucK out ior ine pier, oome trucK
men who bad seen the accident ran out on the
pier, but no one offered to jump over to help
the little swimmer. Bobby reached tbe side of
the pier and caught hold of a fender just as a
rope with a slip noose was lowered.
"Take him up first" said Bobby, in his piping
voice. "I can climb up."
Tbe noose settled around Frank's limp form
and he was hauled up, while Bobby followed,
climbing up the fender. The rescued boy was
nearly unconscious, but vigorous rubbing soon
restored him, and both the little chaps were
Dnclt Tbnt Don't Fear Gnns,
From the Baltimore Sun.
Mallard, teal and wood ducks can be found
In limited numbers in the marshes along the
rivers at the head of .Chesapeake bay at this
season, but the grass ls too high for the sports
men' to get any shooting. The ducks seem to
comprehend the situation, and will quietly feed
while guns are being fired near tbem. As soon
as a heavy storm beats down the tall weeds and
exposes the game to view tbe sportsmen will
be paying their respects to tbe wild fowl
A Precautionary Measure.
From the Washington Post.;
If Carter H. Harrison, of Chicago, Is, as be
says he is, out of politics, this would be a good
time for somebody to bolt the door and shore
tap bed up against It
ScitATOXboys have a novel method of lay
ing ghosts. Theysawapbantom. in an unoc
cupied bouse and threw stones at It until tbey
had broken nearly every pane of class m the
A tomato weighing two ponnds has been
shown to a Wilkesbarre editor. It was grown
In Mrs. J. S. Ely's garden.
Tiiohas Jobe and Will Covert of Rochester,
Pa., were in the woods bunting the other day
when Jobe stepped on something thatsqulrmed.
He screamed, then brought his gun Into use
and shot a snake six feet long.
Four monkeys are kept as household pets by
Mr. Eldred, of Lock Haven. Six weeks ago be
lost a valuable jeweled pin, and a few days ago
one of the monkeys brought it to him and put
It m bis band.
At Covington. Wayne county, Pa., a 300
pound bear which was foraging on tbe property
of JaredBibgood was caught on the nose by a
big snapper. The turtle held the bear while
Mr. Bibgood shot It.
A North Wales confectioner placed a
penny-ln-the-slot machine outside bis store and
some lads emptied It by dropping in leaden
The sawmill of AlGraham, of Hecla Gap,
Center county, Is supplied with logs which are
shot down a two-mile incline on carriages.
Horses draw the empty carriages back.
Two West Virginians compromised a law
suit the other day, one paying tbe other $225.
The matter bad been in tbe courts eight years
and tbe amount originally claimed by the
plaintiff was 541
' A hes that was killed in East Liverpool the
other day had In her craff Xno human, teeth
and a Uno tact,
" CDKI00S COHDENSATIOBSs," T
A little girl in Dayton, Ore., found a
pocketbook containing $3,000 and restored It to
Upward of 28 large bales of human bair
were brought to France in tbe last steamer
that arrived from the Orient.
A pure white tarantula was caught in
Los Vegas, Ariz., last week. Its venom ls said to
be equal to that of a rattlesnake.
A young conple from Monticelio were
married in the Senate chamber of the Capitol
at Springfield, III, the other day.
An Oregon bnnter reports that while
camping out at Craig Mountain, L T he was
attacked in tbe night by owls, and he killed
seven with a club.
An aged gentleman, of Cincinnati, who
is sick and not likely to recover, has been
greatly annoyed by the receipt of circulars and
cards sent out by an enterprising crematory
The Victoria and Albert, the Queen's
yacht; was built at Pembroke In 185t She is
constructed of wood, sheathed with copper. and
eostjU36,441 at tbe outset, and about 310,000
has since been expended on her.
"W. "W. Lawson and a party of six
others, all of Madison, Fla., last week made an
exploration of San Pedro Bay. They were out
six days, durintr wbicb time they killed 30 all
gators, 84 rattlesnakes, 0 deer and a bear.'
A supposed imbecile made his escape
from an English prison in a remarkable man
ner. Being ill, he was allowed to sit near a
fire, at which was a clothesborse of three folds.
Watching bis opportunity, he took the clothes
horse into tbe yard and converted it into a lad
der, by means of which be scaled the wall,
whleh was between 30 and 40 feet high.
Three fishermen off the Florida coast in
a small boat were attacked by a gray eacla tba
other day. They wero watching tbe majestto
flight of the proud bird of freedom, wben it
suddenly snared high above them and then
came down with a -tremendous swoop, just
missing the head ot one of tbe men. It made
several such attacks and was only beaten off by
a vigorous use of flshpoles.
The library of a, Manchester collector
contains a copy of what is probably the small
est volume ever engraved, printed and bound.
It measures LI inch In height by .75 inch In
width, contains 33 leaves or 64 plates, is covered
in crimson and gilt roan, and has gilt edges. It
was published in "Paris, at the Black Cat, S3
Saint Denli street" Tbe contents of the book
are entirely In French, and consists of eight
chansonettes, each illustrated by a vignette.
Two spiritual mediums, Mrs. Eich, of
Boston, and tbe wife of Dr. J. W. Fletcher, a
popular speaker on the spiritual platform,
utilized their "spirit controls" very advantage
ously last race day at Saratoga. 1 bey claim to
have been directed to go to tbe races tbat day
and bet on certain horses, which they were as
sured would be the winners. -Tbey did as they-
were directed and each or tbe ladies was tbe
lucky winner of more tban 1,000.
The residents in the vicinity of the city
dock at Brunswick, Ga., have witnessed soma
very strange sights and heard unearthly noises
there lately. One gentleman is responsible for
the statement that the form of a woman clad in
white has been seen hovering over the streets,
and wben approached would retreat and dis
appear among the lumber piles. Another bas
beard gates slam, stones rattle on housetops,
and various other violses tbat sounded queer.
They attribute these sights to the ghost of a
woman who died there recently.
A somewhat remarkable case recently
came before the Postofflce Department relating
to matters In a Waldo county (Me.) postofflce.
The postmaster had a best girl and the latter
subsequently transferred her affections to
another party. The girl sent her new lover pa
pers through the office. The seller of stamps
thought all was not right and upon investiga
tion discovered that within tbe paper was a
letter written to bis fortunate rival. The post
master reportedltbe case and the girl was fined
510. Tbe fine was subsequently remitted.
The O'Sullivans are coming. There
are 27 of them In the family father, mother
and 25 sons and daughters. Nora O'Sullivan,
the youngest member of the family, a flaxen
haired miss of 15 years, was at tbe Mission of
Our Lady of the Rosary at Castle Garden the
other day. She informed Kev. Father Callahan
that she had left ber father, mother. 13 sisters
and II brothers in County Kerry; Ireland. Nora
said further that two of her brothers wero
twins and three of tbe sisters triplet'. She
nopes to see tne wnoie lamny in the United
States early next spring. She is the advance
agent l were, of the great attraction.
Chinatown, San Francisco, had a big
parade the other day In honor of tbe Ood of
Charity. One thousand Chinese, all richly
dressed, took part. The main feature was at
enormous dragon. 100 feet long, which was
borneby 40 men. Its jaws were constantly
opening and exhibiting a fiery tongue. Horse
and foot soldiers preceded it, and In many
wagons were uninese cnuuren gorgeously ar
rayed as allegorical figures. It was the great
est show Chinatown ever produced, and it
marched through streets densely packed with
Mongolians and Americans.
A novel proposition has been made to
tbe municipal authorities of Jollet by a firm in
that city. It proposes to buy the privilege of
running all the saloons in town. If riven it it
will pay 375,000 a year and will agree to locate
the saloons so tbey will not interfere with any
church, school, or legitimate business; to close
them at 10 o'clock at night on week days and
all day Sundays; to allow no gambling or sell
ing of liquor to Intoxicated persons or minors;
and to give bonds in the sum of 3200,000 for the
faithful performance of these requirements.
Tbe offer is under consideration.
There is a man in Denver who has aa
idea that the country ought to give up tho
present method of disposing of dead bodies
and adopt one which be suggests. He does not
advocate cremation, nor anything else which,
so far as is known, appears to have been sug
gested by any other person. His scheme ls to
freeze tbe dead body in water, take the block
of ice in which the body bas been frozen and
carry it to the North and deposit it on tbe shores
of one of the Arctic teas. He says that he has
already made some favorable progress, and
tbat an English syndicate is considering tbe
establishment of an international cemetery on
the shores of Baffin's Bay, where he says that
future generations may go to find the faces of
their ancestors of the nineteenth century as
natural as life.
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
A gross liar is one who tells 13 lies per
day for 12 dijs.AtuHn Statesman.
Billy "What does Jones mean by boast
ing ol his elevated famUy?
Bam Ob, his father was hung for horse stealing
"Yes," admitted the visitor, when the
proud mother exhibited her baby: "he bas his
father's nose, but don't worry. It may not
always be that red." Forristovm Ueraid.
"There goes a man whom I should say
labors under some peculiar trouble."
Xou are right my hoy. He is a man whose
wife ls better known than himself. "-Fuel.
Speaking of agents who serve to task
Tbe powers ot patient endurance.
How far should we lift tbe ones who ask,
"Are yoa carrying any insurance?'
-Oil City BUzzard.
Ifrof. Greenenough (author of Green
enouih's Latin grammar) Mr. Ball, why ls the
Latin called a "dead language!"
Mr. Ball (visibly embarrassed-ranse sodden
lnsplratlon-lt was butchered to makeaBomaa
HOE TOTHl OWU'ROW.
How your own row, and keep on hoeing so.
Never boe on another man's bill;
How your own row let the other rows go
Hoe your own, for nobody else will.
"Now, which of the great men of the past
would yoa rather be, Robert?" asked the teacher
after a long and Interesting talk on the celebri
ties ot history.
"None or em," replied Robert promptly.
"None of tbem? Why not?"
"'Cause they're all dead." Btnghanton JU
publican. Convalescent 'Squire I heard your
wife was pretty sick last week, deacon, but I hope
she's mending rapidly now."
Deacon Tea, thankee, she's ketchln' np with
ber mendln' now; set np till i: o'clock last nlzht
'n darned a pile o' stoekln'a two feet high. 8ho
kin mend pretty fast when she gets agoia'.-D-troit
A TAUSMAirrOR ESSTJI.
There are unnumbered others glad
In ways undreamed of maybe;
Bat where a conversation lags
Or tired attention feigns or flags,
rTlithen tha knowing mnth 4-
To view ber blessed baby. " -.
- Hot the Same. Lisping "Willie Mithter ?3
Smltr, me papa sendth yoa thlth five dollath be
llr. Smlth-Ah. that's a good boy, Willie. Tell
Tapa (In the gloaming) Welt WUlle, what did s
Mr. Smith sayr j , L
Lisping WHIIe-He collared the "V, aad tbaU '
I wain a gooa coy ana yoa wata a ehuaf,-
(Notice of funeral nereArter.j-.riic.
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