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THE PITTSBiniG- DISPATCH,"1 iFRIDAY," SEPTEMBER 6, 1889.
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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. SEP. 6. 1889.
AN AID TO MUBDEE.
Again a murder has occurred in the Hill
district a murder exhibiting senseless and
cowardly depravity in the man who did the
deed. As in a similar bloodv tragedy
which was enacted on the Hill a few months
ago, the murderer is a colored man, the vic
tim is his wife, and the only motive visible
There is little more to be said about this
terrible event than 6 murder usually calls
for. It is a painful reflection that our
boasted civilization, with all its humanizing
and religious agencies, still remains power
less to curb the bloodthirsty passions of
men. But from this case, at least, the infer
encemaybedrawn that there are far too many
men in this community who are accustomed
to carry firearms, and that the habit is not
reprehended and suppressed as it should
be by law-abiding citizens. Ex-Policeman
Bageley, who liVes in the house where the
murder was committed, says that he saw
Smith, the alleged murderer in this case,
loading his pistol on the afternoon before
the crime took place, and thought seriously
enough of the sight to warn his (Bageley's)
wife to lock her door. He Baid he thonght
Smith might get to shooting in the night.
If he so thonght it would have been better
for him to have had Smith arrested there
and then. It is very unlikely that Smith
had a permit to carry arms, and the mere
fact of his having a pistol about him, wonld
have been cause enough for his lodgement
Of course the murder might have hap
pened sooner or later if Smith had been ar
rested on such a charge. But there would
not be such a continuous procession of un
provoked murders in this city if the law
against carrying letnal weapons were more
systematically enforced, not only by 'the
police but by the public at large.
WHERE IT "WILL DO THE HOST GOOD.
The petition which ten thousand brake
men recently addressed to the Inter-State
Commerce Commission asking for the. com
pulsory use of automatic brakes and coup
lers on freight cars, receives a general in
dorsement from the press of the country.
There is no doubt that the purpose set forth
in the petition is an extremely praiseworthy
one. The daily sacrifice of life from the ne
cessity of using old-fashioned couplers in
making up freight trains exceeds anything
ot which the public has a clear idea.
Nevertheless the petition itself and the ap
proval of it by the press reveals the general
ignorance of the jurisdiction of the Inter
State Commerce Commission. There is not
a line in the law creating that body which
gives it any authority to order the use of
automatic couplers. It is very doubtful if
the subject is one which belongs to Congres
sional legislation. The regulation of the
appliances lor safety and protection of
human life on the railroad is one which has
hitherto been, left exclusively to the States.
The railway brakesmen should certainly be
advised to send their petition to the Legis
lature of every State, in order to put it
where it will do the most good.
A LESSON rEOM THE PAST.
It has been said by foreigners chiefly that
America lives principally in the present,
and has a great hankering to live
a good deal into tne future also.
These critics mean to say that the
American nation has not much of a past
to go and come upon. The critics are a lit
tle right and a great deal wrong. The fact
is, America has a past large enough in point
of the lapse of years for all practical pur
poses, and in point of glory and grand
national experience far greater than many,
indeed, most other countries have.
A good illustration of the past of this
country, and especially that of the good old
Keystone State of Pennsylvania, is to be
cvuin the celebration of the founding of
the OldrLog College near Hartsville yester
day. It wu not so much in honor of the
log cabin inwhich good Mr. Tenncnt began
the edncationSf his sons and other men's
eons for the Presbyterian ministry more
than a century and a half ago, as it was
commemorative of the enlargement, if not
the absolute founding, of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States. The cause of
the celebration could hardly have been
worthier, seeing the great benefits that that
church has brought to this country and the
dignity and importance of the college of
Princeton, which sprang from the modest
school cabin of Mr. Tennent.
The President and the other statesmen of
note who were present naturally dwelt in
their speeches upon the remarkable results
of so small a beginning. Perhaps it will be
especially noticed, as it has been before,
that President Harrison is lond ot praising
the quality of steadfastness in the Presby
terian church. It is a grand quality,
though as Mr. Harrison says, hostile ob
servers are wont to call it obstinacy some
times. The church and the individual are
to be congratulated when their steadfast
ness cannot be mistaken for obstinacy.
Ex-President Legitime, of Hayti, is speak
ing the epilogue of tbe dismal farce he has
been playing with all his wonted bombastic
gusto. In the rather un-presidental uni
form of a napless silk hat and a shiny frock
coat he said to a reporter in New Tork:
"My 'people called me and I came, they de
posed me and I left, not because I was com
pelled to, but to avoid further bloodshed.
On Saturday I shall go to Prance, where I
will remain a short time. I may return to
Hayti as a private citizen, or I may go to
Cienfuegai and establish myself in busi
ness." He did not leave Port-au-Prince because
he had to, it will be observed, but from a
humane desire to prevent farther effusion of
blood. "What a charitable, sweet-souled old
ex-President the dusky Legitime is) But
may not some independent reader of the
multitudinous accounts of slaughter and
unavailing contention in the wretched
island ask Legitime why he did not leave
the country three months ago when his
chances of defeating his rival were all gone?
If he returns to Hayti, as he threatens some
day to do, it is to be hoped that he will keep
or be kept by the authorities out of the
President business. Hayti has had euough
of him. The population needs a rest, and
after that a steady course of government by
the people, for the people. Presidents of the
Haytian variety are an expensive luxury
for a young republic. ,
Until lately the "Kev." Hugh O. Pente
cost has been chiefly notable for the cheap
profanity of his sermons. The profane man
is of course lacking in sense, but we hardly
expected Mr. Pentecost to exhibit such
abject asininity as he did in a dis
course delivered in Newark, K.
J., last Sunday. The pet fallacy Mr.
Pentecost trotted out on that occasion was
the old one, that sin is a moral disease for
the results of which man is not responsible.
From this basis it was .easy enough for him
to argue that such things as human justice
and law were unrighteous. No man should
be punished for crime, any more than he
should be punished for having scarlet fever
or mumps, was the beautiful conclusion
reached by the "Beverend" gentleman.
Conscious, we presume, that such doctrine
as this was hard for even such a congrega
tion as he attracts to swallow, Mr. Pente
cost backed it up with this benevolent
"If I knew a burglar was in my house at
night I would go to him with a light, un
armed, and talk to him as I would to a
friend whom 1 desired to help. If he then
desired to take my goods I would make no
protest, nor would I cause his arrest I
would follow him to the door and invite him
to call again."
Perhaps some of Mr. Pentecost's friends
will accept the invitation. "We wonld ad
vise them, however. a to tread lightly and
keep the outward symptoms of their dis
ease, the billy, the revolver and the crow
bar, ready for emergencies. There is a
great difference Detween preaching and
practice sometimes; and we do not believe
tbat Mr. Pentecost intends the gentle bur
glar to take him at his word.
AKEHICA'S GOOD LUCK.
Everything is going nicely for these
United States this year. The harvest is
generally reported to have been good; the
Government is releasing enough money to
make that useful article fairly plentiful for
those who can get it, and there is no great
political campaign to intoxicate the nation
this fall. Now comes the crowning piece of
good luck, Mrs. James Brown Potter has
conclnded not to make a tour of this coun
try with Mr. Kyrle Bellew this season. This
announcement completes the delight the
nation felt when it learned that Mrs. Lang
try was to wage warfare on the blarsted
Britons for a year or so. It is safe to say
now tbat everything America undertakes
this year will prosper. Secretary -Blaine
can quietly enjoy life while tbe Rush dis
tributes its crew among the Canadian seal
ers in Behring Sea, arid energetic New York
newspapersmay insist on capturing a coaling
station for tbe United States in Hayti.
Some days ago "a correspondent of The
Dispatch wrote asking when was the best
time to plant trees, encumbers, moon vines,
and a variety of.other things. Under the
circumstances we have no hesitation in tell
ing onr correspondent to go ahead and plant
everything and anything be has while
America's lucky moon is full. The auspices
could not be better. Eo "Antony and
Cleopatra," Cora Potter and Kyrle Bellew
for a whole year! It sonnds almost too
good to be true. But the report is authori
tative. We trust that Mrs. Potter will soon
recover her health and her senses suffi
ciently to return to(that station in lite which
she was born to adorn. It will be a splen
did thing for her, and it will be the grand
est step she has ever taken to elevate the
Learned theories as to thebeautiful and
inevitable rules of supply and demand
hardly apply to tbe window glass situation
where the demand for skilled men is always
greater than the supply. A few clever
heads at the other end of the string may ex
plain things, however, and thus vindicate
many labored theories.
Mississippi ideas of restoring order
among tbe colored people seem to be on a
parallel with the accepted rule for making
If Health Officer Bradley, of Allegheny,
is correctly quoted in a cotemporary he
practically confesses that he is powerless to
prevent butchers from polluting Butchers',
run with refuse. Allegheny Councils ought
to act promptly in the premises.
Peince Victor Napoleon- refuses to
issue a manifesto. This gives rise to the
hope he may soon be able to issue a few
The New Tork Tribune heads a news
item, "Mrs. James Brown Potter Unable to
Act." This is not news. "What the Tri
bune intended to say was that Mrs. Potter
will not appear on the American stage this
Some dim idea of eternity may be given
by the proposition: "When the Cronin jury
The very latest news about the proposed
purchase ot our breweries by a British syn
dicate is that it is not even now proposed.
Words are cheap, but Pittsburg beer is not
to British syndicates.
Though the London strikers have won
the day, in all probability they will be
The usual tales of money lost or stolen
during a great show begin to appear. It is
harsh, but just, to say that people who can
not take care of their money deserve to
HEAL ICE BIKE.
San Francisco 10 Ilnvo One, Although
Seldom Freezes There.
(SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCII.
San Francisco, September 5l Despite tbe
fact that the weather Is not cold.cnpugh in San
Francisco to snow more than onctsin a dozen
years, tbe city Is to have a$ fctffink, and while
flowers are blooming In front of the place there
will soon be a building here where skaters may
turn in on the glistening surface and try their
skill at winter sport, Tbe company has been
formed to erect a rink in Central Park with a
surface 225 by 70 feet, which will be fitted up in
an elaborate manner with all necessary accom
Tbe ice will be formed by anjarfetficlal pro
cess, and kept In condition by the evaporation
of crepared chemicals. This 'is an Edroncin
idea, several rinks of tbe class on tne continent
having met with marlrcd success,
Miss Millie Knppvl and Robert BIcCance
Join Hand for Life.
One of the pleasant events of the social sea
son now being ushered In was the marriage at
5 p.m. last night of Miss Millie Kaprel, sister
of George Kappel, the music dealer, and
Robert L. SlcCance, manager for Contractors
Booth & Flinn.
The ceremony, which took place at the borne
of the bride's mother, Mrs. Dora Kappel, 602
Fifth avenue, was strictly private, none but
the immediate friends of the two families being
present Rev. A. A. Mealy.of the Central Pres
byterian Church, officiated. The bride and
groom were dressed in traveling suits, and
after a dinner served by Hagan, left at 8:15 for
an pastern trip. On their return they will re
side with the bride's mother for the present.
The presents given to the couple were
numerou'. and showed that their friends were
many. The groom's present to the bride was a
E air of solitaire ear drops. The employes of
00 in fc Flinn gave a magnificent silver service.
Another costly present was a very complete set
of Ivory handled Knives, forks, spoons, etc.,
from the Batchelors' Club, of which Mr. Mc
Cance was the first to seek the bonds of wed
lock. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flinn gave an elegant
silver carving set, including a fish knife, etc
Mr, Booth's present was a beautiful onyx table,
Mr. and Mrs. McCance gave a parlor set and
Mr. George Kappel a dinner set. Another din
ner set was also among the gifts.
A present that was greatly appreciated, as
showing the esteem in which Mr. McCance was
held by the employes of Booth & Flinn, was a
basket of fruit from Antonio Abrnzl, the
Italian agent, who hires the laborers lor Booth
A WATERMELON PAETI.
The Homo of J). SI. Watts Filled by a Party
of Yontba nnd Maiden.
A charming and novel watermelon party was
given last night at the home of D. M. Watt,
Esq., of East Liberty. The gentlemen were
obliged, according to the invitation, to wear
flannel shirts and the ladies were asked to don
the loose and breezy blouse.
The invitation cards tbat were sent the
favored ones, were elegant souvenirs of the
evening's entertainment. All around the
grounds locomotive headlights were placed,
about six feet apart, and these with about 500
Chinese lanterns, which hung in the trees and
on the bushes, gave the place a weird, yet en
chanting appearance. At 8 o'clock tbe first
carriage rolled up to the front entrance, fol
lowed closely for an hour by carriages bringing
guests from every part ot East Liberty.
The first part of the evening was spent by the
gentlemen and ladies strolling through the
grounds and around tbe wooded walks. About
10 o'clock rows of heavily laden tables of fruit
were laid out at the back part of tbe mansion.
Over 50 couple sat down and did justice to the
good things provided. The balance of tbe even
ing was spent indoors. A carpet dance took
place, and the guests kept excellent time in
rythmic inbtion to the sweet strains of the
waltz, as played by the orchestra of Gernert &
The Second M. P. Church, Fifth avenue, was
tbe scene of a pretty ceremony last night,
which joined fogether the lives of two well
known young people of this city. 3 he contract
ing parties v ere Miss Minnie Brettell, a teacher
in the Forbes school, and George T. Marshall,
of tbe firm of Marshall Bros,, tbe elevator
men. Rev. George Shaffer performed the
ceremony, a ring being used, and shortly after
the bride and groom left for tbe East. The
dress of the bride was a lavender silk.
Copld nt St. Peter's.
Miss Anne Jackson, daughter ot Joseph Jack
son, of the National Tube Works, was married
last night at St, Peter's Church to Roderick
Mackenzie. Rev. -McKay officiated. The Church
was beautifully decorated with roses, vines,
plants, etc. The ushers were Dr. J. W. Hurtis,
E. P. Jones, Linford Dilwortb, R. Lowrle,
Walter Kelly and Stanley.
Grnndville Lodge Ball.
Grandville Lodge, A. O. U. W., will give the
third of theeriesof balls on the grounds of
James Hood. Duquesne Heights, to-morrow
night. A hall near by will be used in case of
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Johns Hopkins, the founder of the univer
sity that bears his name in Baltimore, entered
tbe same city at the age ot 19 with 62 cents
in his pockets and died worth 57,000,000. He
worked harder to make tbe first $1,000 than he
did to make all the rest. Tbe bulk of his wealth
was maao as a private banker.
Robert Browning is one ot the most fam
ous diners-out in London. He is round, rosy, a
bon-vlvant In fact, a jolly good fellow, having
none of the poetical melancholy and dark,Cor-salr-Uke
appearance and manners which Byron
made so fashionable. He likes Americans, and
says our women are the sweetest and prettiest
in tbe world.
Thomas Wentttorth Biooinson has had
an eventful history: Son of a merchant, be
graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and
was pastor of First Congregational , Church at
Newburyport, Mass., and was obliged to leave
it on account of his anti-slavery preaching: he
then was an unsuccessful candidate for Con
gress on the Free Soil ticket. Returning to
the pulpit he was pastor of a free church at
Worcester, Mass., from 1852 to 1858, when he
left the ministry and devoted himself exclu
sively to literary pursuits.
Cabstnai. Manntno is a slight, graceful,
delicate, gracious, dignified man, wearing no
insignia of his princely rank in the church,
except a small red hat Like all intelligent
Englishmen, he is deeply, interested in the
United States and our institutions. He regards
this country as the future borne of the greatest
number of English speaking people. His
home is a plain brick house, the chief attrac
tion of which is a magnificent library. He is
the most abstemious of men, dining off of a po
tato and an egg. His position obliges him to
attend dinner parties, but he never touches the
luxuries of the table.
"Lucky Baldwin," of California, has heen
a blacksmith, a farmer, a stable keeper; he has
kept a hotel, a grocery store, and a theater. He
was a boatswain on a St. Louis canal, became a
traveling tradesman: crossed the plains and
did a rattling business in tobacco and rum
among the saints at Salt Lake City. Finally he
reached San Francisco, where the first thing
he did was to start a temperance hotel. Then
ho became a brickmaker and made money.
Opbir stock was mining everybody at the time.
Baldwin tried his lack at it, and came out a
winner of $18,000,000. -Ho is now 60 years old,
tall.dark, wiry, nervous and energetic
Samuel Colt, the inventor of the revolver
that bears his name, was originally a black
smith, rough, uneducated, coarse, but a genius
in his way. A company was formed for the
manufacture of the pistols, but Colt had so ter
rible a temper and was so unreasonable that no
person could get along with him, so he bought
out the company for a song and set up for him
self. A lucrative contract from the Govern
ment during the Mexican War was the founda
tion of a magnificent fortune. He bought a
large tract of swamp land near Hartford,
Conn., and by spending a liberal amount in
draining, he brought these useless lands up to
the value of 1,000,000.
Henkt IiAbotjcheke, M. P., and editor of
Truth, has had a romantic and interesting
life. Born in London in 1831, be was educated
at Eton and Cambridge. Leaving college, he
set out on his travels and arrived in Mexico,
where ne fell in love with a lady of the circus.
He joined tbe company, and became a sort of
Ouida hero. Growing tired of this life, he came
to the United States and found his way to St.
Paul, then a cluster of shanties about which
the Cblppewas roamed. Becoming fascinated
by their wild, roving lifo te hunted with them
for six months. He next brought up in New
York, where he thought he would go into the
diplomatic service. He became attached to the
British legation at Washington, but at the end
of two years he was dismissed for enlisting
American citizens for the Crimean War at the
same time with Crampton.the British Minister.
He next appeared at St. Petersburg, then at
Constantinople. Finally he became a journalist
and Member of Parliament f qr Southampton.
aged Baseball enthusiasts.
Two Ladles oV.CO Get Wildly Excited Over
From the New York 'star.!
There were two old ladles at 4ft- great base
ball game on Saturday. Neitherof them will
ever see 60 again. Nevertheless they were as
enthusiastic as the youngest. Before the Bos
tons succeeded in getting a run, the two old
ladies looked glum and unhappy; but when a
frentleman near by began to crow about the
ikelibood of New York's winning, one of the
ladies turned upon bim and said:
'Don't boast too soon: Boston will win
Later on. when Kelly was trying to make a
base, the old ladles caused a roar of lancbter
nn thn Ktfitiri h ihAntlni. witaiv. uiiai
KellsUder s " """'
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
JTra. Jennesr Dllller Talk Aboat Dress-Re-form
to a Lores Aadlenco oX Ladles.
The parquet of the Grand Opera House
was filled with ladies yesterday afternoon.
So was the balcony. Five or six un
easy young men, Manager Wilt and a
couple of ushers hung over the rail at tbe back
of the parquet and smiled mysteriously at each
other. There were other evidences of the ap
proach of soma unusual event. Behind tbe
exaggerated blazer which passes for a curtain
at the Opera house, was Captain William Full
wood, several stage bands who addressed him
as "13111," and the cause 01 all the excite
mentMrs. Jenness Miller, the leading, loving
apostle of dress reform.
By and by, with remarkable punctuality for
an event essentially feminine, that is about 20
minutes after the announcement, the anti
quated blazer slowly curled itself up, and dis
closed a very sad interior scene, two chairs and
a table. For a moment there was a silence;
then six or seven hundred fashionably dressed
ladies settled themselves in the sprlngback
seats, two men ventured to take more or less
prominent seats in the parquet, and five or six
other masculine intruders modestly subsided
in the shades of the back row.
Without a solitary flourish from the orches
tra owing to the absence of Mr. Swartz's mu
siciansCaptain William Fnllwood stepped on
to the stage, closely followed by a tall, graceful
lady in a pink dress. With an eloqnent flourish
of his left hand, Captain Fnllwood said: "La
dles and gentlemen, I have the honor to Intro
duce to you Mrs. Jenness Miller, who will now
The lady in pink bowed to Captain Fnllwood,
Captain Fnllwood bowed to her, tbe audience
got bows from both of them, and a voice not
loud but silvery and clear told that the boosting
of dress reform for women had begun.
When the audience had taken a good look
at Mrs. Miller they found that she was above
the average height .of women, although so
evenly proportioned that she did not appear
tall. Her shoulders were broad her waist
high and the lines of her figure full and. very
symmetrical. She stood erect, with her well
shaped head thrown back tbe least bit.
It was a comely head, crowned with
a mass of dark brown hair and poised on a
neck very smootn and white. Dark eyes, a
straight, rather thin nose, month and chin
showing a strong nature, completed a face that
somehow reminded one of the men in the
audience of Mary Anderson, before the light
went out of that beautiful woman's face.
Mrs. Miller came pretty close to the footlights
and stood or moved about easily while she
talked. Her dress was of a rather bright pink
material very loose-fitting evidently, yet fall
ing in the graceful lines the unrestrained form
of a woman takes. It had a prodigiously high
waist. There was a light lace trimming at the
neck, where a small diamond brooch also
glittered. Afterward she explained that this
was a dress particularly adapted for school
gills; cut so as to give perfect freedom to a
maid of gymnastic tendencies. One man in the
audience thought it rather ugly, but then he
was only one man among hundreds of superior
beings in silks and heaven-knows-what fash
ionable raiment, who could be plainly heard ex
claiming upou the loveliness of the pink dress;
While Mrs. Miller was in the pink dress
the writer fully expects to be told by a score of
indignant correspondents that the dress was
not pink at all, but some color with a French
name and a meaning hard to discover she did
most of the talking. For about an hour and a
half she talked about her dress reforms in
undergarments and the making of di esses.
Even to a man her address was continuously
interesting. It abounded in wit very often at
man's expense argument strong in logic, apt
illustration and clear conclusion, and a very
admirable refinement and delicacy which
enabled her to discuss certain subjects with
ease to herself and her auditors. Her voice,
though not great in volume, was clear and
She began with a reference to the grand
Biblical story of the creation, which she used
to introduce tbe trutji tbat breach of the law,
be it physical or moral, entailed certain dis
aster to the law-breaker. It was easy for her
to pass from this to the evil results of the sins
against physical law committed by the human
race in the name1 of fashion andcnstomin
dress.' Of course it was her province to calf
attention to the sins of women in this respect.
Not that she approved men's garments,
certainly not. Neither had she any de
sire to adopt masculine dress. But she
forcibly phrased her objection to the dress the
woman of fashion wears to-day in these words:
"If men bad always worn the woman's dress
tbey would be gibbering idiots e'er now." Her
attack was centered on the corset. She showed
exactly how the steel of tbat Infernal machine
bore down with murderous pressure upon the
most important vital organs of woman. For
artistic reasons she abused the corset, too. It
changed the beautiful curve of nature the eyo
delights in curves Into an unlovely angle, and
made it impossible for a woman to stand erect
and to display the beauty of her neck and bust
All these horrid offenses of the corset she made
plain by diagrams, as it were, on her own un
Bui the remedy was at hand, she mercifully
showed. While the time for divided exterior
garments for women bad not come, she had a
radical change to recommend in the way ot
undergarments. Then she described the
Union garment, which combined in
one the present upper and lower
articles of attire used by women. It could be
made of silk, woolen or any of tbe woven
goods now in use. Fitting closely to tbeshapo
trom shoulders to ankles, it did away with all
need for several upper garments and the petti
coat and skirt She strnck a sympathetic
chord in every woman's heart by recalling the
awful habit tbe petticoat has of winding itself
about the feminine understandings on street
corners on windy days, and its penchant for
tripping up its wearer on tbe way upstairs.
For this enemy of womankind she offered her
new garment, the Lcglet, as she had after
much debate called it. Other rames bad been
suggested for this boon to the fair sex, but she
preferred to speak of tbem as "leelets" rather
than "little panties" or "little skirtlets."
Then she showed bow the corsetted woman
sits down in a heap, and how very much more
grace is possible to the free woman. "I don't
own a petticoat," she said. "I haven't for four
years; four years of precious freedom, The
petticoat is a relic of barbarism," and then she
went on to draw an 'amusing picture of the
human race driven by fashionable dress to lo
comotion'on all fours.
Before she dismissed the corset all In
tatters, poor thing! she explained that under
certain conditions women might find it necessa
ry to have some support to take the place of
the corset, and to them she recommended a
little waist suspended from the shoulders. "It
is not the bones of the corset that do the in
jury, but the steel," she said.
In every one of her arguments against tho
corset and other fashionable abominations
Mrs. Miller was'very careful to put the artistic
considerations ahead of the physiological, be
cause she said her sex was apt to be influenced
by the thought of beauty before tbat ot health.
For this reason she was careful to lay stress on
the fact that with her model garment en
throned upon tbe female form divine it was
not necessary for the dress to be loose any
where but at tbe waist. The body must be free
at tbe waist, so as to allow tbe action of the
lungs to be perfect. ABoston doctor had striven
to have that woman breathe at the throat,
tbat the action of any part of the body lower
than tbat was immaterial, but as that same
doctor bad wound up by asserting that women
were all natural fools, Mrs. Miller did not
count his argument to be worth much. And.
Mrs. Miller asserted forcibly, it was impossible
for a woman to breathe healthily in a corset, al
though she had met ladies who told her they
could put a doubled fist between themselves
and the corset steel, or turn all round in the
embrace of that machine.
She laid much stress upon this need of free
dom for tbe body especially as regards young
girls before she turned for a moment to de
molish the bustle. She did not waste words on
it. "The bustle has gone out in Paris, ladies,"
she said, "sol conclude no Pittsburg woman
wears one now."
All the same she made a good deal of fan of
the defunct bustle, and showed in her own
chess to the satisfaction of any candid creature
tbat she looked better without the idiotic pus
terior projection than with it. This being done
she exhibited a fewcharmlngdresses to further
lUnstrato the pith of herreasonlng. She prides
herself on her ability to change her dress very
ispeedlly, and she has a right 'to. It took her
from 2 minutes SO seconds to 2 minutes 60 sec-
onds to make a complete change in her costume
yesterday afternoon. a
The first dress she appeared in was a dlrec
toire cloth walking dress, faced with olive
green. It fitted her closely and made It an as
sured fact that If the Venus of Milo should
ever be destroyed, Mrs. Miller being willing to
stand as model, the world may still have pretty
near perfection in the female form preserved
In two or three minutes she exchanged this
for a tea gown. She called It the Vivien tea
gown. It was of a deep myrtle green, with
white surah front and puffed sleeves. In con
trast to this her next dress was a plain, common-sense
dress of black, trimmed with old-
gold brocade, which she bad had made at Miss
Frances Willard's request, to show the ladles
at the W. C. T. U. Convention last year. It
cost, she said, (13 for material and $12 for mak
ing, or in all $23. She exhibited in this dress a
reed used as a substitute for a bustle. She
called the reed "a concession," and she crushed
the concession with great glee.
Two evening dresses, one of light sage green
and dead pink silk, trimmed with point lace
brocade, and the Other of crushed strawberry
and electric blue silks trimmed with pearls.
brocaded in front and plain back, were her last
exblDlts. The audience seemed to admire
all the dresses, and, extraordinary for ladies,
applauded gentlyafter each exhibition.
Before the fatal moment for the men to with
draw arrived, Mrs. Miller revealed one of the
reasons for her easy, graceful attitudes and
walk. "I wear," she said, "a flat-solea shoe,
with but slight heels. Perhaps there are few
ladies here who would confess to such a thing,
but I own I wear a No. 5 shoe."
Then sho drew herself up and remarked in a
severe tone: "The gentlemen present will now
withdraw and the doors will be shut. The rest
of the proceedings will be strictly secret." The
half a dozen luckless beings wearing unre
formed trousers slunk out, tho doors were
The secret session was attended by three re
porters for The Dispatch. To reassure Mrs.
Miller and her auditors, let it be said tbat these
spies were of the fair sex. They all agree that
absolutely nothing occurred worth mentioning.
From official sources it is learned that the re
formed garments were exhibited, appropriately
and accurately placed. A rumor also is abroad
that a bad, bold man was removed from the
celestial region known as "the flies" at the
beginning of the secret session. Anyhow,
secret session and all, Mrs. Jenness Miller's
lecture was a big success.
Philadelphia Wants to Know What We Will
Bo With Tbem.
ISrZCIAX. TELEOKAM TO TUX DISPATCU.l
Washington, September 6. Collector
Cooper, of Philadelphia, hag written to tbe
Treasury Department asking for instruction in
regard to the disposition of immigrants who
are detained at the lazaretto by sickness. Un
der tbe law an immigrant who is sick is sent to
this place, and in most cases is detained until
after the departure ot the vessel in which he
arrived. In such cases difficulty has arisen In
regard to the return of immigrants whose en
trance into tbe country is prohibited by the
immigration laws, which provide that such per
sons shall be returned by the vessel in which
they sailed. The Collector desires to
know whether vessels of the same line In which
prohibited immigrants have arrived may be
stopped at the lazaretto to take up those of
them who are sick, or If, when well, they may
be brought to the city by rail, the proprietors
of the line giving bond for their return to their
own country if they be found to be of the pro
Certain vessel owners have offered to give
such bond, but the Collector was in doubt as
the legality of the action.
AN EXTRA SESSION.
Tho Probabilities Aro That the President
Will Issue a Call.
IfrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DIBPATCII.l
Washington, September 5. The President
expects to return to Washington Saturday, in
season tohold the first Cabinet meeting of
several weeks, and it is possible that at that
meeting the question of the extra session will
be finally settled. The weight of opinion Is in
favor of the theory that an extra session will be
called, though it is asserted that tbe President
has never been fully convinced of tbe wisdom
of the stop. The fact of his preparing his mes
sage at this time appears to be convincing to
most of tbe politicians that be has yielded to
the opinion of Republican Congressmen who
desire tbe extra session that a month or two of
the regular session may not be consumed by
the work of organization.
On Monday tbe President will goto Balti
more to attend the opening of the exposition,
ind then, after'a brief stay here, expects to
return to Deer Park and proceed with the
preparation of his message.
THE PEESIDENT'S EETORT.
Cleveland Warn Allowed to Serve Oat HI
Terra, Though a Democrat.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH. I
Indianapolis, September 5. During the
ceremonies incident to the recent corner stone
laying here, Warren G. Sayre, ex-Speaker of
tbe House, suggested to President Harrison:
"We want a new postmaster at Wabash." "For
what reason?" demanded tbe President. "The
incumbent is a Democrat." was the reply.
"That can hardly be considered a sufficient
cause for a change." continued the President.
"Well, sir," retorted Bayre, "when we were
beating about tbe woods looking for votes,if Ire
membei correctly, the principal reason wq
urged for turning Mr. Cleveland out of office
was th it he was a Democrat."
Tbe President was puzzled for an Instant,
but he returned to the charge. "That may be,"
be remarked, "but if I remember correctly Mr.
Cleveland was permitted to serve out bis term,
and I guess tbat is about the privilege we
shall have to grant your postmaster."
A FLAG FOR FT. M'UEKRI.
A Duplicate of tbe Historic Banner to be
Made by Bnltimore Lndles.
Baltimore, September 6. The grand
children and great-grandchildren of the women
who, in 1814, made tho flag tbat floated over
Fort McHenry and inspired tbe composer of
"The Star Spangled Banner," are now engaged
making a duplicate of the flag. Tbe Baltimore
women are angry at Eben ApDleton for not
loaning the old flag to Baltimore for the cele
bration, and when his final refusal was re
ceived they determined to make a "Star
Spangled Banner" of their own. which will be
raised on Fort McHenry during the sham
bombardment on Friday night, September 13.
Where Jurymen Abound.
From the Public Ledger.l
In one of the counties of Georgia, it is said,
there is a town of 1.000 inhabitants of whom
less than a score aro subscribers to any news
paper. Tho Cronin jury may yet have to be
Imported from there Uf the counsel for the de
fense are to be suited.
An Unrcllnblo Rnmor,
From the Philadelphia l'letil
Complaint is made to tbe authorities of Chi
cago tbat some of the citizens of tbe place use
too much water. Such a thing never happened
in Chicago before, and the chances are that the
accusation is false In the present instance.
Merck ant Traveller: The greatest ot all poetry
is a girl's first love letter.
Austin Stalaman: A gross liar Is one who
tells 12 lies per day for 12 days.
boston Herald: Burns, the leader of the
'London strikers, is quite naturally suspected of
making incendiary speeches to his followers.
BALTIMORE American: Jobn Grass, the
famous Sioux chief, is ill from the heat. This
heated Grass is probably suffering from hay
Balttmouk American: Mr. Moody will
establish a theological school in Chicago. But
that city needs religion more than It does
Atchison Otobe: The woman who takes
tbree hours to dress for a party may be vain,
but she will never wear short hair or try to act
like a man.
tSOMEHVlLLE Journal: It costs less to go to
see a doctor tban it does to bare hlra come to
see you, but tbe apothecary man always gets
there just tbe same.
Latvbence American: Clans Spreckels
wants to build houses of sugar. If an apart
ment building of this material is erected we are
willing to take a sweet of rooms.
Washington Capital: Do you notice tbe
long, leering grin which divides the upper from
the lower shell ot the oyster? . Tbat is in ap
preciation of the annual B joke,
A THEIVING SUBURB.
The Braddock of To-Day Contrasted With
the Battlefield of 1755 The Hamlet of
1876 Now a Populous Town Facta
Abont the Great Edgar Thomson fetoel
rwBrrrur ron tub dispatch..
Prior to tbe year 1872 where the thriving
young city of Braddock now stands, was Brad
dock's Field, a historic spot, where George
Washington won the laurels tbat placed him
before the American colonies as one fitted to
lead in tho enterprise of founding anew Re
public. Though hlstorio ground, Braddock's
field continued for 130 years to be nothing more
than a good place for farming and gathering
arrow-heads and otber relics of colonial times.
In the year 1872 tbe Carnegie Brothers re
solved to erect an establishment for the manu
facture of steel rails on this historic site, and
the'flrst ground was broken for the Edgar
Thomson Steel Works in the winter of 1872-3.
The enterprise started out with two con
verters for the making of steel rails, and the
idea of making tbe steel from tbe crude ore was
altogether foreign to the aim of the projectors.
Tbe plan at first was to produce the iron at Lucy
or otber furnaces, or purchase, and there was
wen uiue inongnt 01 xurnaces actsraaaocic.
When the steel rail mill was once under full
headway the panic of 1873, which blasted many
a promising enterprise, came along, and the
Edgar Thomson Works continued in a condi
tion of suspended animation from that time
until 1878, tho anniversary of American Inde
pendence. Tbe Steel Ralls.
In August, 1876, the first steel rail was turned
out. The Idea of those who started this great
manufacturing enterprise was to build a mill
with an annual capacity of 55, 000 tons of steel
rails. But foundations were laid sufficient to
reach a greater output, if, In the course of
years, such output should bo deemed advisable
and profitable. Tbe output of seeel rails last
year was in round numbers 200,000 tons, and
drders are already bookcdsufficient to keep the
works going to their utmost capacity up to 1890.
In 1881 three furnaces were added to the
plant, two of which had a daily capacity of 80
tons and tbe other 60 tons. Three years later
two additional furnaces were built, and for the
past two or three years seven furnaces have
been supplying materials for steel rail manu
facture. There are now in nrocess of construc
tion two new furnaces of the largest size and
with all the latest improvements, which are In
tended to eclipse everything in the past. Their
capacity will be 118 tons of metal dally.
The New Furnaces
under headway will cost not less than $300,000,
including stores, engines, etc. The height will
be 90 feet, which is 10 feet more than the old
furnaces, and 22 feet hosh, which is an addition
of 2 feet to the old. There are now in opera
tion three ten-ton converters in the rail mill,
and a fourth will be In operation in a short
time. The average quantity of steel rails
turned out daily by the Edgar Thomson
works Is over 1,000 tons,and 1,100 tons have been
reached. Beside this large quantities of steel
slabs have been furnished to Homestead and
other works. This optput, it Is expected, will
be increased S3 per cent when the new furnaces
are completed. Orders are out for five new
linincs for furnaces, new and old, which will
require over 3,000,000 fire brick.
An Army of Workers.
Tbe number of men employed at the Edgar
Thomson works at this time is not less 3,300.
There are npwardiof 250 engaged In brick and
stonemason work. It requires the handling of
5,000 tons of material to produce the 1,000 tons
of steel rails turned out dally. In all 675 car
loads of material are handled daily, and if
natural gas bad not come to the rescue of tbo
concern this quantity would be greatly in
creased. With the advantage arising from improved
machinery and natural gas, the Braddock
Steel Works, is enabled to do a work which
would require 10,000 men at least, if old meth
ods were followed, A wag of a workman said
recently: "If the improvements of machinery
keep on at tbe same pace the next decade as
.they have done tbe last, there will be no more
need for anything in making steel rails but
natural gas and policemen." It is ascertained
that there are now from 20 te 25 policemen on
constant duty at the Edgar Thomson works.
New Fields for Skilled Machinists.
With improved machinery, the principal call
for skill is In understanding tbe workings of
the machines so as to keep them in good run
ning order. In this line new fields are
opening constantly for skillful mechan
ics. It Is reported tbat a recent invention
of Captain Jones, superintendent of the
works, will prove a saving of $5,000 per month
on old methods, if this be true, his salary,
which common rumor says Is equal to that of
the President of tbe United States, is none too
There are bnt two steel rail mills in tne world
eqoal in capacity to tbat at Braddock. One is
at Barrow-in-Furness, in the North of England,
where there are eight ten-ton conveners, and
tbe other is in Russia under the control of
Krupp, the gunmaker. Tbe Edgar Thomson
produces much larger rcsnlts than either iu
proportion to the number of furnaces and men
A Hive of Industry.
The scenes at Braddock's Field are greatly
changed from the days of Indian scalping. In
stead of the war whoop is now heard the hum
or busy.industry. The scalping knife has been
displaced by the steel rail, which bears the
product of a great natfon from ocean to ocean.
Prophecy tells of a time when swords shall be
beaten into plowshares, and spears into prun
ing hooks. We in this day have seen even
greater changes than prophecy foretells. "The
wilderness and solitary place are made glad"
by the development of great industries.
Braddock is now a thriving town of more
tnan 15, wu inhabitants, with churches, schools,
a great library and all the appliances of modern
civilization. This has been accomplished in the
main since the centennial year. J. H. Y.
Ht. Rev. D.J. O'Connell Will Attend the
Celebration of tbe Hierarchy.
tSFXCIAL TZLEOBAM TO Till DISPATCH. J
Baltimore, September 5. The Bight Bev.
J). J. O'Connell, rector of the American Col
lege in Borne, will accompany the Papal dele
gates to the centennial celebration of the es
tablishment of a hierarchy in the United
States, which will be held In this city in No
vember. Monseignor O'Connell is well known
bere. He was secretary of tbe Plenary Coun
cil, which was held in this city in 4884. About
six months ago he was selected by the prelates
of Baltimore province to succeed the Right
Rev. John L. Kean. the rector of tbe Catholic
University as bishop of Richmond.
Tbe Pope would not approve tbe selection, it
is said, because he desired Monseignor O'Con
nell to remain in Rome. The young monseignor
is highly regarded by tbe Pope.
Agala oa Deck.
From tho Chicago Neirs.1
The story that Mr. Blaine is about to retire
from the Cabinet has got back from its vaca
tion and isnce more hard at work. It seems
to have been much refreshed by its brief rest.
A Wrong Idea In Uls Head.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
The son of a Southern Congressman who
killed a baseball nmpire mustbave thonght
the unfortunate man was a returning board.
THE IiYRIO MCsE.
Paraphrase from Horace's "Ars Poetics."!
I love tbe lyric mnsel
For when mankind ran wild In groves,
Came holy Orpheus with his songs
And turned men's hearts from bestial loves,
From brutal force and savage wrcmg3;
Came Amphlon, too, and on bis lyre
Slide such sweet music all tbe day
Tbatrock, lnstinetwitn warm desire,
Pursnedhlm In his glorious way.
I love tbe lyric muse!
Hers was tbe wisdom tbat of yore
Taught man the rlichts of fellow-man
Taught Dim to worship God the more .
And lo revere love's holy ban;
Hers was the hand that jotted down
The laws correcting divers wrongs
And so came honor andrenown
To bards and to tbeir nuble tongs.
I love thelyrlcmuse!
Old Homer sunx unto the lyre,
Tyrtxus, too. In ancient days
Still, warmed by their Immortal fire.
How. doth onr patriot spirit blazel
Tbe oracle, when questioned, sings
Bo we our way in life are taught;
In verse we soothe the pride ot kings
In verse the drama has been wrought.
I love the lyric mnsel
Be not ashamed, O noble friend,
In honest gratitude to pay
Thyhonnjre to the gods that send
1 bis boon to charm all 111 away.
With solemn tenderness revere
This volcefnl glory as a shrine , ,
Wherein tbe quickened heart may hear -
The counsels of a voice divine I
- Eugtm tIM in Chicago Htwt,
GOSSIP OP THE METROPOLIS.
His Presentiment Was Verified.
IW TOES BUEIAO SPECIALS.
Nbw Yobk, September 5. Ten days ago
James B. Tomsey, a Brooklyn bank clerk. 41
years old, got tbe idea that he was about to die.
He was in excellent health. His circumstances
were good. His mind was perfectly sound.
Nevertheless no amount of persuasion on the
part of his fire children and his friends could
alter his conviction that he would die in a lew
days. He made his will and gave his children
some parting advice. He went to an under
taker's rooms, selected a coffin, had It set aside
for him and paid for it. He described to the
Superintendent of Cypress Hills Cemetery the
exact spot at which he wished to be burled.
"It will be within a few days," he said. The
day after he completed these arrangements he
fell ill. Last night he died. Enlargement of
the heart was the cause of death.
More Arab Mendicants.
Another lot of Arabs arrived here on the
steamship Rotterdam to-day. Thirteen of them
were picked out by the, Emigration Commis
sioner from among the other Immigrants, and
were sent to join their 50 fellow-countrymen
who are awaiting on Ward's Island the decision
of tbe Collector as to tbe propriety ot sending
them back home.-
The Tandcrbllt Own the Town.
"These Vanderbllts are outrageous graballs,"
said Mayor Grant to-day. "Tbey monopolize
one of tbe most valuable' sections of the city
for their depot and railroad yard, and have
gobbled up a big slice of tbe Nurtb river water
front, and monopolized the streets opened for
the b eneflt of tbe public Altogether, the "Van
derbllts have more privileges and pay less for
them tban any otber corporation in the city."
The Mayor was angry, and his angerwas caused
by the refusal of the New York and Harlem
Street Railway Company, controlled by the
Vanderbllts, to pave tbe space between its rails
on Madison avenue with asphalt. Although
the original charter of the company calls for
paving between tbe track's, the Vanderbllts
claim that this provision does not concern the
Fourth avenue road, which was built under an
extension of the original grant without a speci
fication as to paving. Tne Corporation Coun
sel says the Vanderbllts can be legally com
pelled to pay. Mayor Grant this afternoon an
nounced his determination to make them pay
the last cent for the anticipated trouble and
expense of the Public Works Department.
Another Collision In the Foe
Dnrlngtbe thick fog which bung over East
river this morning the big Fall river steamship
Providence tried to come down from Hell Gate
to her dock. The river was full of small craft.
N,ear Poor House Flats the Providence all but
ran down the schooner New Bedford, as she
sheered off to avoid a collision she crashed into
Commodore Gerry's famous steam yacht, tbe
Electra, which lay at anchor on the other side.
The big masts of tbe yacht snapped like
matches as her nose plunged into the steam
ship's side just abaft the paddle box. Fire
hundred passengers on tbe steamship hurried
to the deck, frightened and white. Several
women fainted, one slipped and bruised her
face, and a small boy sprained his wrist falling
down stairs. In a minute tbe vessels swung
apart and the Providence drifted on down
stream with the bowsprit and stays of tbe
yacht. The damage to both vessels was quite
YOUTHFUL LOVERS ELOPE.
A Boy Wed a Girl or 15 In Splto of an
DANiELSTriLE, Ga., September 5,-Mr. Dan
Huff some time ago became enamored of Miss
Chandler, of Banks county. They agreed to
keep their engagement a profound secret from
the parents of the young lady. At tho ap
pointed time this morning they started to
church just after the old folks had left for the
same destination, succeeded in getting In ad
vance of tbem, and made tbeir way hastily to
Danlelsville. The young lady's father soon
bad grounds to suspect the probable sequel to
tbe disappearance of the young folks. He
mounted a fleet-footed horse and soon found
their direction, and pursued tbem as fast as
The young couple arrived in Danlelsville.
drove up to Mr. Kinnebrew's, and soon after
the heated animal of the father passed tbe
house, bearing Its master. In his haste the old
man failed to see the turnout standing by the
wayside, and passed them by. After he passed
there was no time to lose. The young man ob
tained a license ana the services of a Justice,
and the couple were married. Soon after the
ceremony the uncle of the bride rode up. He
had also followed them, bnt arrived too late.
The father had lost track of them and turned
back. He rode up and found his 15-year-old
daughter a bride. He was excited, but was
calmed down on finding that his rage could be
of no avail. The groom Is 17 years of age.
DEADLY LOYE POWDERS.
A White Sorceresn Accused of Selling;
Charms That Are Polaon.
Chattanooga, Septembers. Phoebe Hunt,
white, was arrested to-day for selling love
powder and hoodoo articles called "jacks,"
which she had a large sale for at 0 cents each,
representing tbat tbe possessor of one would
find all the money he wanted without working.
Several robberies have been traced to these
"jacks," tbe owners believing that they would
have good luck and escape arrest
In tbe course ot the investigations it was
found that one man really died from the effects
of a love powder,and tbat dead bodies had been
mutilated to secure charms. The "jacks" are
nothing but snake root and alnm wrapped in a
cotton rag and tied with red flannel, bnt are
supposed to possess wonderful powers for good
to the possessors and evil to others who may
injure or mwari tne owners 01 tne cnarm.
HAEEIAGE AT FIRST SIGHT.
A Western Conple Wed After a Courtship
Lasting: Only Three Days.
Catlin, III.. September 5. Prof. Lander
Shaver, of Eau Claire, Wis., and Miss Edna
Church, of this place, were married at tbe
bride's home this evening. Rev. O. Smith offici
ating. The marriage is the sensation of tbe
hour, as the happy couple met for the first time
but three days ago.
The bride has been unfortunate- in her lores,
and when tbe Professor, who is rather eccen
tric, proposed, she immediately accepted. They
left for Eau Clare to-night.
A Problem Ho Cnu't Solve.
from the Philadelphia ltecord. j
Yonng Dollarfive, the drygoods clerk who
blew in all his savings on the heiress he met at
the shore, will now wonder why shelfails to
recognizobim when he sees her so much in the
A SCRANTONIAN who has just returned
from Lake Carey tells a good story at tbe ex
pense of a Wilkesbarre young man. The
Wilkesbarre chap tooK a lady out boat riding.
Wben quite a distance from shore the boat was
overturned. Tbe man called loudly fir help,
and when it arrived and the lady bad been
lifted into another boat the Wukesbarrean de
nied tbat it was tbe same lady that he had
taken out with bim. She lifted her band to her
head and was horrified to find that her wig
had been washed away and that her grey hair
A LycosaNO woman picked up a live snake
in mistake for a stick the other1 day, and some
people living a mile away report that at abont
tbe same time tbey heard a noise like tbe
screeching of 40 able-bodied locomotives in a
A cow that always gives two calves at a
birth is owned by Zeba Wog, ot Kennett, Pa.
A bltte heron standing 4 feet S inches high
became tangled up in some long grass along
tbo Brandy wine and was caught. It will be
placed in West Chester's Zoo.
AEATnTFur. deer, "with baby-like eyes,"
has strayed on. tbe property of Dr. Trainor, at
Trainor station, Chester county, and is tugging
away on the end of a rope, awaiting a claim
ant. Pbteb Gbbsbich, ot Mount Joy, Lancaster
county, has picked this season 900 quarts of
blackberries, 670 quarts of raspberries and 225
quarts of elderberries near Bellalre, Lebanon
county. From the sale he realized 1107.
A West Virginias trained a tiny stream
of water to fall drop by drop on a rock, and In
fire years it has worn a hole seven Inches deep
In solid stone. He could have made the same
hole in IS minutes with a chisel and bamme.
. Alt Ohio man is in jail for trying to pull the
nose of a Justice ot the Peaco,
CUEI0US CONDEJTSATIOflS. " ,
A peacock worth $300,000 died recently
in Chicago. His first name was Elijah.
Three sisters named Cuvelier have com
mitted suicide at Veslnex, on account of losses
Mrs. G. F. Neggesmitb, wife of a Har
lem, N. Y., policeman, has 14 living children,
and is but 42 years old.
A. M. Britten, of Bancroft, "Mich., is
tbe owner of a pear tree which is now ripening
its second crop lor this season.
A judge down in Tennessee has instrncted
his grand jury "to indict all persons who pub
licly express infidel sentiments.
The fashion of women wearing the sin
gle ereglass has been started In London. It is
chiefly affected by theatrical people.
A genuine Stradivarius violin 168 years
old Is in possession of Thomas Williams (col.
ored). of Chestertown, Md. Iu value is $3,000.
A London journal states shirts of chain
armor, which cost about 100, are now worn by
more than one distinguished person on the
Out of 246 men passing along Main
street in Cincinnati on a recent afternoon, 210
bad lost one or more of the hind buttons oS
M. de Freyrinet has issued a commis
sion to inquire into tbe feasibleness of employ
ing swallows to carry war messages, in lieu of
There are altogether about 17,000 Arabs
in this country, and not 10 per cent of them
have a settled home or any other means of sup
port than peddling.
The six hours which make the working
day of the British civil service will be extended
to seven If the recommendation of the Boyal
Commission Is adopted.
There are over 600 one-armed men in
the State of New York, and not over 20 of them
were crippled In the war. The railroads and
sawmills are responsible for the rest.
A Pasadena (Cal.) letter carrier uses a
bicycle to make his rounds while gathering up
the mail from the boxes. The otber day ha
went over his circuit, 11 miles, bran hour and a
Ona hundred and thirty thousand per
sons sleep In the New York station houses
during a year. The larger number of thera
were, in previous years, men; now the majority
The motto ot a successful retail mer
chant in Cincinnati has always been: "Never
deceive a customer." And yet a woman is
sume him for selling her a cotton table cloth
for all linen.
The King of the Belgians has invested
over $3,000,000 of his private fortune in the
Congo country during tbe past U years. This
Is why he wants to visit the region and ascer
tain bow the development of it is progressing.
Two violins formerly belonging to
Alard have recently been sold, a Stradivarius
for 2,000 andaStainer for 260. A third vio
lin by Quarnerius, the one Alard generally
played on, was left by will to tbe Paris Con
servatoire. It was a Boston schoolboy who thus told
the story of tbe first inauguration: "The oath
of office was administered to President Wash
ington on the balcony of Federal Hall by
Bobert R. Livingston, Chanticleer of the Stata
of New York."
For every trunk carried 500 miles by
rail in the United States, one is smashed to the
extent of IS. There has been no improvement
in the matter of handling baggage from the
time the first trunk was unhinged and split
from top to bottom.
Miss Anderson, of Chicago, and Mr.
Charles Seller were married on Pike's Peak, at
an altitude of 15,000 feet above the sea level, a
few days ago. A road wagon and four horses
hauled the wedding party to tbe summit, where
the ceremony took place.
The Goethehaus at Frankfort-on-the-Main
being in danger of injury by the erection
of a factory at the back of It. the Society of
the Frele Hochstift purchased tbe ground for
75,000 marks, and the Town Council unani
mously agreed to make up the sum themselves.
A 13-pound colored baby lately born in 4
Rome, Ga., has been named Benjamin Harrisor
Hoggins. A relative of the Huggins family L
formed the President of these facts, and "
celved a letter from the Executive .Mansion "'
expressing the President's best wishes for the
welfare of bis namesake.
An Arizona paper says that at Proc
tor's Well. Sjnfa Rosa, the shells or 17-year '
locusts were brought up from a depth of 763
feet, to which depth the piping extends. It
says: "There was quite a quantity of theml-r
The entire shell was perfect; also the limbs and
hairy covering of the back."
The Marquis Carlo Ginari, of Florence,
has bought the island of Monte Cristo, so cele
brated In Dumas' great novel as the source
where Edmund Dantes got his treasure. The
noble Marauis will build a mla mum tho
island and endeavor to keep up the grand tra
ditions of its former legendary owner.
During a recent fire at Dansville,
Mich., Miss Orrie Heald worked hard in re
moving property from a burning store, carried
out a show case foil of valuable goods which
two men could not remove, ran up a ladder
and put out the fire on the roof of her father's
house, and then saved the barn. Her tremen
dous exertions, however, were too mnch for
her, and she is now seriously ill. Miss Heald is
bnt 19 years old and decidedly good looking.
Two men who were examining an old
and long since abandoned coal bank near Bell
vlew,Pa.. last week, were thoroughly frightened
at what they presumed to be robbers or ghosts.
The prospectors were groping their way into
the black deptbs of the old mine when sudden
ly there was a commotion within. Ghostly
forms scurried past tbem, and retreated into
the darkness. Without waiting to investigate
further they made a hasty retreat, thinning
they had stirred up anest of wild animals or
robbers fix phantoms. The owner of tbe mine
explains the mystery in this way: He says his
sheep are In tbe habit of going into the mine to
seek a cool retreat from tbe hot weather and
flies, and that it was no doubt some of his
Southdowns tbat frightened tbe miners.
FUNNr MEN'S FANCIES.
Voice Catching anything?
Fisherman Yes, malaria. Epoch. '
"Diamonds are hire," the manager re
marked as bis new star tripped on the stage re
splendent In leased Jewels.-ttefer' Wttlbj.
Proof Positive. "Did you scribble that
on the fence. Tommy?"
ile?" said Tommy, contemptuously; "do yon
think I'd use chalk on a fence wben I own a
Kissable Girl (suddenly) Take care,
some one will see yon!
Goodlooklng but Bashful Beau What am I do
lncf Kissable Girl (scornfully) Nothing. One a
"La Blanche," says the New York Herald,
"was In his yonth a conductor on the JiewYork
Central IUllroad. It was then that he learned to
punch with care.' " It may be added tbat be also
learned to punch in the presence of thepaisln'
Mr. Bouttown Your new tank drama
does not appear to be drawing very well.
Manager osloomlly) No: weather's too hot.
Mr. Vonttown-I think It wonld be a go lr you'd
put the tank In front of the stage and allow the
audience to sit la It. Ana York Weekly.
"What She Wanted. Undertaker And
what will yon have on the headstone. Mrs. Bur
kins? I suppose something regarding the true
qualities of Mr. Bllfklns as a husband and father.
Widow xes; but nothing compromising. I ex
pect to be led to tbe altar again ihonj.-Judgt.
What He Wanted. Smythe There, my
dear fellow, this Is what I call a very pretty sub
urb. Here yon can get any kind of a house you
wautror 4,000 up. .
Browne-Glad to hear it. Most of the houses I
have seen In otber suburbs have been H0 down.
Gradually Wasting Away. "Wben your
practicing friend across tbe way has learned how
to play tbe cornet, he wUI entertain the whole "
neighborhood, " said Mrs. Brown.
"Xes," said Mrs. Crown, "but by that time" .,
there won't be any neighborhood here." Somer--ville
"Then, my dear, you have really made up &f
your mind to marry a wld owerl"
"And does htfnerer talk to you about his first
"1 should like him to try. If be did, I should at
onee begin to tell htm abont my third husband."
Madrid Comico. , '-
Woman's Bale. He was lecturing 'on, f
"Woman's Bale," and he asked tbe question.
"How many men are there present to-night who
are run by their wives?" - .,
About three-quarters of the men stood np., j-.
"And now, "he said, "how many are present
who are run by their wives and who are afraid to -acknowledge
It?" ' " TZEJtr '
All the res t of tbe ea were on their fee tats ,