Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 17, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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The discharge of Deputy Marshal Nogle
from custody by Judge Sawyer yesterday,
while involving a moral and perhaps d61i
cile point of lav, is likely to increase the
w,,VrL -V,lo i.lpa; entertained in the East
of the unique characteristics of Pacific coast
That Nagle shot Terry is beyond question
and that he was justified in doing so is the
opinion of the vast majority of the nation.
I5ut what is the proper court and what are
the proper proceedings to investigate and
declare on the question of justification, is
irmtlior nd much less clear Question. Have
the United States Courts the right to rule"
under what circumstances a Killing Dy one
of its officials is justifiable?
The natural presumption would be that
the trial of the questions of fact in this case,
like others of its class, should be left to the
State courts with the same right to appeal
to the United States courts if the trial is not
properly conducted, as has been exercised
before "trial. But the decision of Jndge
Sawyer is a practical assertion either that
the State courts cannot be trusted to try this
case fairly, or that the decision as to the
justification of the officer is not to be al
lowed to the State 'courts at all.
Either way of putting the thing puts the
California courts in a queer ana not especi
ally attractive light
The reduction of aluminum in Pittsburg
is an addition to our industries which,
.while it may not attain very imposing pro-
portions at present, contains immense possi
bilities. Aluminum is a metal which, like
electricity a few years ago, presents the
liope of revolutionizing industry if its re
duction and working can be made cheap
enough. Possessing the strength of steel
and greater durability, with much less
weignt. it will have a great field of useful
ness when it can be made as cheaply. The
piocess by which it is to be produced here
holds out the hope of reducing its cost be
low five dollars per pound; but it will have
to become much cheaper than that before it
supplants the great nses of iron and steel.
The question ot the future is: How can
aluminum be made cheaply?
The action of the Chamber of Commerce
for the entertainment of the South Ameri
can statesmen who will visit us as an inter
lude from their labors in the Pan-American
Congress, was the obvious and oply one.
Pittsburg should take painB to present her
best aspect to the representatives of our
Leighboring republics.
Xo community has a wider or deeper in
terest than this city, in the project for the
extension of trade with the South Ameri
can countries. "With domestic competition
in iron productionirapidly multiplying, the
plainest remedy is to seek these markets
lor our surplus production ; and with thegreat
water highway that leads from our mills to
the Gulf of Mexico, these countries are our
foreordained markets. To cultivate rela
tions with them nothing can be more useful
than to show their representatives our in
dustrial resources in full operation.
It is probable that before the South
American guests reach our city they will
be somewhat surfeited with dinners and
oratory. But we can show them something
in theline of miles of manufacturing estab
lishments, flaming furnacet, busy mills and
roaring gas wells that will strike them with
the double force of freshness and utility.
Pittsburg will easily recognize tbe im
portance of making the visit of its guests
interesting to them; and it will expect that
the entertainment shall give them that
thorough knowledge of our industrial re
sources which can only be obtained by per
sonal inspection.
The story of a ruined and crazed inventor
who last week shot a millionaire, whom he
accused of having stolen his inventions, is a
tratric one, as at first telegraphed. But the
further developments of the case give it
especial importance as a possible illustra
tion oi the way in which justice may be defeated-by
the use of wealth. The story of
the homicide is briefly that he was informed
by his lawyer that he had been beaten in
the suit which he began against the dead
man for infringement. The examination of
tbe record shows that the suit begun two
years ago was carried up to the point of
taking testimony, and there dropped en
tirely. The presumption is thus established
that the attorney was bribed by the rich
man to betray and delude his client That
explanation of the singular case reveals a
means of defeating justice by means of
money, which should, together with the
Flack revelations, rouse the public to the
necessity of a reform that will give poor
men as good a chance in the courts as rich
ones. -
In an article noticing the reports made
by electrical experts at a recent con
vention showing the practicability and suc
cess of underground electric conduits the
Minneapolis Tribune says:
Sooner or later and perhaps prompt action
would be cheapest our cities must provide for
tbelr central districts, permanent subways in
which water and gas pipes, pneumatic tubes,
telegraph, telephone and fire alarm wires, etc..
may all be accorded their respective rights of
way, private companies to pay equitable
rentals. Snch subways would not be formida
bly expensive, considering the services they
would render, and they are fast reaching the
stage of becoming a public necessity.
The point is a valuable one, and tbe fact
that it has not been already recognized as a
role of action in all the leading cities is an
Ba&iiL.&& A ' jl. k fejt?
evidence of the haphazard blundering which
is generally dignified by the name of muni
cipal government There are a number of
absolute essentials that must go under
ground in the principal streets of any city.
Sewers, gas and water pipes have long been
placed there. To these of late years have
been added conduits for either cable
,or electric motors probably both and
now the necessity of putting telegraph,
telephone, and last, but not least, the dan
gerous electric light wires.
It would cost far less to build an adequate
subway that would accommodate all of
these, with something to spare for unknown
requirements, than to put them down
separately, with a fresh tearing up of tbe
pavements for each. Moreover, the
ownership of such a conduit by the public,
subject to the use of every competing cor
poration, would be the surest safeguard
against the growth of exclusive privileges
in the public streets.
To let the present blind policy go on of
tearing up new pavements to let each in
dividual corporation put down new sub
ways, or to leave the streets cumbered with
unsightly and dangerous overhead structures,
is calculated to create doubts as to the de
velopment of ordinary intelligence in pub
lic affairs.
There was a good deal that was explana
tory perhaps more than was needed in
the judicial opinions yesterday, refusing at
this time to reopen the vexed license ques
tion. Surely no intelligent person, not even
among the disappointed applicants, had
need to be assured that "Judge "White's
course at the spring term was dictated solely
by his best judgment of what the situation
called for. The expediency or usefulness of
so extensive a cut was a matter for debate;
but no one could have doubted that the ju
dicial discretion was exercised in the most
perfect good iaith. The fact was that the
trial of high license was yet in an experi
mental stage. How to administer the
Brooks law and secure the'best results for
the community was the problem which pre
sented itself. If the Supreme Court deci1
sion, admitting wholesalers and bottlers to
license regardless of the Brooks law, changed
the aspect of things, that was an after-consideration.
The IrankneBs with which
Judge "White has admitted that it would
have altered his course had he foreseen it
sufficiently, indicates the willingness of the
Court to exercise its powers to meet what
ever new facts may hereafter enter into the
As for the refusal at this time to take up
new hearings it will of course disappoint
the applicants; but the concurrence of
judicial opinion that the subject could not
now be re-opened without impeding other
public business and leaving a fresh crop of
disappointments, settles the matter. It is
only six months until applicants will have
a chance to get their cases in regular order
before the Conrt The experience, mean
while, will be valuable to the Judges.
Nobody expects that at the first, the second,
or even the third attempt, the Court can
gauge precisely the number of licensed
houses that will exactly fill the require
quirements of public convenience. Under
the old system there were at least a couple
of thousand too many for the peace and
good order of the county. If there are too
few now, even the most bibulous can man
age to exist for the few months until next
spring, when the then existing require
ments can be patiently considered.
The final abandonment of the old Penn
sylvania Canal, under orders of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, but ostensibly on account of
the damage done by the June floods, is com
pared by the New York Press to the same
step taken with regard to the James Kiver
and Kanawha Canal. Our cotemporary
points out that the preservation of these
waterways might have enabled the Eastern
manufacturers who are now calling for "free
raw materials," to be supplied by cheap coal
and ore that were the products of American
industry; but says: "The tariff should not be
blamed for the bad results of the neglect of
State Legislatures to keep their waterways
open and free forever."
Of course, the tariff laws themselves are
not to be blamed for this false and inter
ested policy; but can the responsibility be
avoided entirely by the party which sup
ports the tariff? The men whose interests
were subserved by the destruction of the
waterways, at least in this State, have been
somewhat mighty iu their political ad
vocacy of the tariff, and the Republican
party has held continuous power here
during the period in which the railroad in
terest has wiped out the canal system. If
the Karnes river canal has been similarly
destroyed under Democratic auspices, that
party should bear the responsibility for it
there. Wherever any party suffers itself to
be used for the corporate interest to the pub
lic prejudice, it should be made to bear the
odium of it
The Press is right in declaring that "the
day of canals is by no means past." That
fact is of no more vital importance any
where than in Pittsburg. Butto insure the
usefulness of a canal, is it not necessary to
have some political reformation which will
prevent both parties from being used by the
corporate interests that are benefited by the J
annihilation of the canals?
A good deal of fun has been made of the
Chinese actors in New York, but they seem
to be picking up American ideas so fast
that they may yet be serious competitors of
our actors. The shrewdest advertising
agent or star manager of Caucasian blood
could not have hit upon a happier excuse
than the Mongolian manager offered for the
closing ol the Chinese theater on Saturday
last He said it was closed on account of
the sickness of the leading lady a gentle
man, by the way, named Taka "Wing and
thus allowed the secret of the female im
personator's sickness to escape. Taka "Wing
had lost his pet cat
Being a man, Taka "Wing could not
have diamonds to lose. Being a Chi
nese, he could not elope with a belle of
his own race, for Mongolian maidens are
scarce and costly in New York. Single, a
sensational divorce suit was not open to him.
He might have been attacked "by High
binders, to be sure, but probably the Chinese
manager fears these murderous gentry too
much to make light use of their names. If
he had lost his cue doubtless he has lost
his cue often enough his countrymen
would have cursed him. He played a trump
card, therefore, and lost the idol of his soul,
the delight of his eyes, his protection from
evil spirits and his mascot at fan-tan, his
Chinese cat All Chinatown is ringing
with his name; his tender affection for poor
puss is talked of over the teacups in Mott
street and there will be a full house, no
doubtwhen the sterling drama, "Chi Nee
Kat Ta Lee," is played to-night
Tub Nicely brothers display a much
more successful talent for running the jail,
of Somerset conntv than Somerset county
has yet shown for regulating desperadoes of J
that stamp. Perhaps the idea may yet
dawn upon,, the Somerset official mind that
it is not exactly discreet to permit ruffians
under the charge ot murder, to accumulate
an armory of deadly weapons with which to
shoot the officers and make their escape.
The European governments which are
adapting stringent regulations concerning
the storage of high explosives in large
cities seem to be fully equal to our own
lights of administration in locking the door
after the steed is gone.
Concerning the trial of the Flack
scandal the Albany Herald says: "It is the
one magnificent opportunity in District At
torney Fellows' life to redeem an imbecile
past and show that he has the stuff of manli
ness in him." True and it also would re
deem tbe position of the newspapers who
flopped over to support Fellows' elec
tion by the influence of the pullers; of
which the Herald pars magnumfuit.
The reports of the new cruiser Baltimore
represent her as being a twenty-knot vessel,
but as all the first reports of trial trips sing
that tune it may be well to await the final
A EELlQIOUS journal says of Sam Jones'
appearance at Chautauqua: "The lesson
taught by his egotism, ignorance, vulgarity
and irreverence was so posittvo an one that
it will not be lost in arranging future pro
grammes." The experience of Chautauq ua
with Sam Jones, Colonel Elliott T. Shepard
and George Guntor seems to Indicate the
necessity of using something besides
notoriety for a principle of selection.
Gen. Vabseb seems to have a very
clear idea that under the present circum
stances the Pension Bureau will not be half
as desirable as a good law practice.
Miss "Willakd's anxiety to have the
smoking compartments abolished in the
Pullman cars, and the public wish that
porters should be paid sufficient salaries to
justify the abolition of tips, would be
equally expensive to the Pullman company.
The public convenience and comfort can be
consulted when it does not interfere with
the great corporate purpose of dividends.
The Pittsburg and Lake Erie's double
track improvements promise a day when
that road will have full facilities for all the
business that is offered it.
The instruction to the English Consul at
Zanzibar that the English missions must
not harbor fugitives from the Arab slave
pens may represent what the Tory Govern
ment considers policy; but it also repre
sents a woful falling off from the principle
once announced that when anyone reached
a spot covered by the British flag he be
came from that day a free man.
The licenses will stay as they are until
next spring. "What the speak-easies will
do may be a matter a little more beyond the
control of the courts.
The statement that "Whitelaw Beid's
wife wore the largest display ot diamonds
on the occasion of the Shah's visit to the
Paris Exposition is asserted by a cotem
porary to indicate the financial standing of
the American editorial profession. Perhaps;
but if so-, is it altogether certain that it vin
dicates their good taste?
Certainly the friends of the Hon. John
L. Sullivan will be unable to deny the
crushing charge that he is a ring candidate.
Mes. "Victoria "Woodhtjll's announce
ment that she will be a .candidate for
President of the United States in 1893, is
her old method of advertising herself with
one improvement. She has ensured that
she will be without opposition by choosing
a year when no one else will think of
rnnning for President
The cooling showers yesterday had all
the indications of the turning point from
summer to fall.
It is calculated to produce pessimistic
ideas of fame, to find that Marvin Hughitt,
once a Pittsburg railroader and now Presi
dent of the Chicago and North "Western
Railroad, described in the New Yort Jour
nal, as "Mr. Huglutt who enjoys the un
bounded confidence ot the Yanderbllt fam
ily." TnE principal feature of the musical
unions, so far, is the discord between them.
The new Prince of Monaco is reported to
be very much opposed to gambling. So are
the magnates of "Wall street finance; but
the money kings and the Prince seem able
to reconcile it with their consciences to let
other people do the gambling and pay
them well for the accommodations.
The only stimulant now indulged in by
Prince Bismarck is tea.
Two Egyptian princes, sons of the Khedive,
are being educated at Vienna.
Loud TENNYSONrecentlyremarked that one
of bis greatest regrets was that he had never
visited this country.
A membeb of Parliament from Ireland re
cently remarked that "Balfour onght to have
20 years' penal servitude for life."
Queen Victoma has an abnormal craving
for air. She has windows thrown open in the
coldest weather, and her suite sneeze most of
the fall and winter.
At the meeting of the Polish National Alli
ance, which concluded its convention at Buf
lalo yesterday, George Kennan was elected an
honorary member on account of bis articles
upon Siberian prisons.
Archdeacon Fabrab's reason for send
ing his son to be educated as a civil engineer in
this country was that our schools are progrers
ive. The Archdeacon says that engineering in
England is 25 years behind that ot this country.
George Meredith, the Dovelist, lives in
the country all the year round, save for an oc
casional flying visit to the town. He has a
place near Box Hill, which he has tenanted
for many years, part owing to the fact that the
air there suits his delicate health. He largely
rowrites his novels when they are returned to
him in proof, and is very assiduous in polishing
his epigrams and clever sayings.
A Scheme for Iho Keclnmnllon of a Waste
Tract In Colorado.
Denver, September 16, The Senate Com
mittee now Investigating the question of re
claiming the a'rid lands of the West by estab
lishing reservoirs for irrigation purposes, held
a meeting to-day. Testimony was taken from
those best Informed and was to the effect that
the entire eastern portion of the State could
be irrigated by the reservoir system, and hun
dreds of thousands of acres of land that are
now worthless converted Into tbe best agricult
ural land on the. continent
It was stated that the storage system was un
doubtedly tbe most 'practical, and if one-half
of tbe water which went to waste every year
was stored, there wonld be more than sufficient
to reclaim every acre of land In the State. The
commission leave for Cheyenne to-morrow.
The Elisor the Dead.
From ths-Phlladelphla Press!
Wbsro the history of the rise and fall of the
Broyn-Sequard mixture is written'! should be
entitled "The Elixor the Head,"
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The Slips From a Page In Life lo tbe Bust
line City.
"Do you know," said a cigar merchant to me
yesterday, "that if I take two boxes of cigars
of exactly the same Grade, color and size, and
put a band of gold tinselled paper about the
cigars in one box and not about those
in the other, that the former will sell
twice as fast as the latterl Well, they will. I
have placed a box of 6-cent cigars in my show
case side by side with another box ot the same
brand, and by giving tbe clears in one collars
have sold two boxes to one of the others with
out collars. It is a whim of that part of the pub
lic that buys a low-priced cigar and does not
discriminate much, to call for cigars with col
lars. I don't know why thej want a decorated
smoke; but they do."
The nut-a-penny-in-the slot-and-get-your-cor-rect-weight
machines are not inspiring the
confidence that illuminates the soul of man
with joy.
Tbe other day a young man who is somewhat
scared about his health all the time, although
he is as fat as a turkey in November, got
weighed at a hotel in the center of the city.'
The machine said he weighed 150 pounds. Tho
young man went further, with some genia
companions, and in another place where liquids
are dispensed in exchange for proper com he
got upon the scales again. This time. the au
tomatic guesser declared he weighed HO
The young man's face grew dark, and, turn
ing to his friends, he said: "Say, this thing 's
got to stop. I've lost ten pounds in two hours,
I won't be heavy enough to get homo if I don't
start at once," and he went home at once.
A utile C-year-old girl came home yester
day lrom school, which she has only been at
tending a few days, and her mother asked her
what she had been dblng.
"Writin' M's and shake awful," was tho
child's reply, which meant that a long course of
M's in a copy book had tried her nerves.
"Well, how do you make an Mt" her mother
"Oh, you go up a hill, and down a hill, up a
hill, and down a hill, and stay there."
A Bnnquct Given to Knlser Wllllnm lie
Compliments Hanover.
Hanover, September 16. A grand banquet
was given last night by tho provincial estato
in honor, of Emperor William. Count Von
Mnnster, German Ambassador to France, gave
the toast In honor of the imperial family. In
his SDeech be said the Emperor could always
count upon the readiness of Hanover to
respond to any call, whether for peace or for
war. The Emperor, in his response, said he
was fully conscious of the loyalty, nobility and
self-sacrificing patriotism which had dis
tinguished Hanover. It was due to these
qualities that the imperial houso had been
able to perform an extremely difficult task;
namely, never to let go anything that had once
been grasped.
At tbe conclusion of his speech, which was
loudly cheered, the Emperor proposed a toast
to Hanover, and drank from the same glass
from which his grandfather drank a similar
toast in 1874.
A Number of Legislators T.envo Koom for
Other by Stepping Out.
Harrisburq. September 16. John Patter
son, of this city, who has for several years
filled the position of Sergeant-at-4.rmsof the
House, has just completed the work of serving
warrants for 'elections for ropmbers of the
House as follows: Delaware, Isaac P. Garrett,
now in tbe Philadelphia Custom House; Phla
delphia, C. Wesley Thomas, in the Custom
House, and A. S. Roberts, with Collector Mir
tin; Adams, John J. Brown, dead: Jefferson,
Francis A. Weaver, in the Interior Depart
ment at Washington; Washington, J. K.B.1
lingsley, appointed Postoffice Inspector.
In the Senate. Sergeant-at-Arms Frankln
has served tbe warrant for an election of a Sen
ator in the Delaware district to succeed Sen
ator Cooner, and a warrant will soon be issued
for a successor to Senator Stehman in Lai
caster county.
Tho Canadian Pacific Determined to Have
an American Connection.
Hamilton, Ont., September 16. President
Van Home was interviewed relative to tbe
Canadian Pacific's proposed American con
nection. Mr. Van Home said that it was the
intention of the company to have such a con
nection, and while it would be perhaps subse
quent to the building of the lines to Hamilton,
it was an assured thing.
"We have decided," said he. "to build a
"bridge for onrselves across the Niagara river.
For the present I do not care to state what our
American connection will be. I will say, how
ever, tliat we have made arrangements for this
connection with six leading American rail
roads, and will be able to run into Buffalo on
the most advantageous terms, and will have
thoroughly first-class accommodations at tLo
end of the line, as we have elsewhere."
A Hnrrlsburg Railroader Accidentally
Makes a Lucky Investment.
Habbisbttro, September IS. Christian
Gould, of this city, assistant train dispatcher
in the employ of tbe Philadelphia and Readiig
Railroad Company, was one ot a party of six
railroaders who bought a lottery ticket re
cently. At tbe same time he also purchased
one-twentieth of a ticket, costing him SI. The
combination ticket in which he invested witli
his co-emploves drew nothing, but the other
fractional ticket won for him one-twentieth of
the capital prize of 300,000.
The ticket has been placed in tho hands of
tho United States Express Company for col
lection. Mr. Gould, who is a poor man, ex
pects his $15,000 in a few days. ,
They'll Both Go a Lone Way.
Prom the New York Sun.l
The municipal authorities of Liverpool are
going to build petroleum tanks at Isolated
points to lessen the dangers from fires
and explosion. But nothing can lessen
the peculiar affection which lightning seems to
have for petroleum tanks. Lightning will go
as far out of its way to have fun with an on
tank as a Kansas man will go out of his way to
find a drugstore. .
To Distributo 81.600,000.
HARElSBnno, SeptemDer 16. Secretary
Krcmer, of the State Flood Relief Commis
sion, left for Johnstown to-night, to begin tho
distribution of the 51,600,000 which the commis
sion at its meeting on Friday night authorized
to be given the flood sufferers in addition to
the 6769,000 which they have already received
through that body.
A Boodler Returns Prom Canada.
'Chicago, September 16. Johnny Hannigan,
the ex-County Commissioner, accused of
hoodling, who ran away from Chicago two
years ago to escape prosecution, has returned
from Canada. He walked into Judge Horton's
conrt this morning and asked that he be al
lowed to civo bail for a future hearing. Judee
Horton held him in $1,000 bail.
nirmn Pooler.
iflram Pooler, one of the oldest steamboat stew
ards on the Ohio river, died at his home on Lib
erty avenue, ycsterdaymornlng, oftypholdfever.
He was about W years old. and was called one of
tbe best stewards on tbe river. Ho was born and
raised In Beaver county. Ho was a widower, and
basa daughter living In Wellsvlile. O. He had
for several years been employed by Gray's Iron
Line, raving been last the steward of the Iron
Duke, fcome weeks ago he was compelled, by
sickness, to leave the boat at Cairo, and was
thence cornered to his home In this city.
Hon. William II. Kealc.
Pabkxbsbitbo, W. VA September 16. Hon.
'William II. Ieale, one of the oldest and most
prominent residents of this elty, died this lnorn
lngat the family residence. Mr. ealc was uncle
ol Stonciratl Jackson, and always was a tlrru
friend of the celebrated Confederate chlclUin
although himself alwaj s a strong Republican. '
Philip Mover.
HAKBISBVBO, September IS. Philip Mover, for
two terms Commissioner of this county, died yes
terday. He served as County Commissioner with
Michael Moyer, who died a few months ago.
Iter. J. W. Ullncoe.
Kichmohd, September 16. Rev. J. W. Blincoe,
one otthe most prominent ministers of the Hetho-
nlst Episcopal Church Sooth, died In Ashland
Tho Old Homestead One of the Old Stock
and Other Plays.
"The Old Homestead" is a sweet rural story,
suggestive of all the pleasant side of country
life, descriptive of all that is good and loveable
in a simple-minded honest old farmer. It is
not a drama In the right sensed)! the word.
There is so little of the truly dramatic in it that
one is surprised that It holds tho attention of.
the audience so closely for more than two
hours. In its success it is, shown that the peo
ple like a story simply and sweetly told, with
out the jar of rapid action, without the force
of climax.
What is the storyT It is nothing more than
this: Joshua WhUcomb, a Dowu East farmer,
goes to New York to find his son, who has
wandered oa to tbe great city with no definite
purpose. He finds the -boy in evil ways, and
induces him to come home. All the rest of the
story is byplay, and a little of it deserves no
better name than padding. But it is all fresh
and wholesome, and true to nature. Joshua
WhUcomb is a farmer of the old Eastern type;
and Matilda IVhitcomb Is a peculiarly clever
portrait of a woman who is to be found in
many a farm outside a3 well as in New Hampshire-Last
night "The Old Homestead" was played
at the Grand Opera House. It is nicely staged,
although the scenery is not calculated to do
more than aid tbe imagination of the beholder.
The farm scene is Intensely realistic although
it presents a practicable well and a bird cage
with two unhappy pigeons in it. The Grace
church scene, with its stained glass windows
and the moonlight effects upon the graceful
oatlino of New York's fashionable Episcopal
church, is pretty, and the other pictures aie
satisfactory. So much has been said about the
minute accuracy of every detail in the scenery,
about the broad and artistic representation of
life itself in this play that unwillingly we are
bound to confess that this production of "The
Old Homestead" is somewhat disappointing.
When we come to consider Joshua Whtleomb
himself as delineated by Mr. ArchieBoyd, how
ever, the very highest praise can freely be
given. It is unnecessary to compare his concep
tion of the character with Mr. Denman Thomp
son's they are practically the same and it is
needless to go Into details in lauding Mr.
Boyd's work. The old farmer is a delicious
sight to the eye, the hearty tones of his voice
are welcome to the ear, and whether it be bis
quiet humor or as quiet pathos the impression
made is sudden and powerful. No better piece
of comedy has been seen here for a long while.
Miss Henrietta Irving made an excellent Aunt
Matilda, the Rlcketty Arm of Miss Florence
Wyatt bad the ring of nature in it, and some ot
the other characters were well presented. In
minor places tre is an exaggeration of eccen
tric characters which greatly damages the per
formance as a whole. The incidents supposed
to occur nn Broadway suggest firce comedy
rather than life. To tbe general attraction of
the play is added some singing ot a very high
order. The double quartet is above the aver
age in voice and musical training. The au
dience thoroughly enjoyed "The Old Home
stead" from beginning to end.
The Bijou Theater.
Alvin Jotltn in a new-play, with enough sup
plementary attractions to make an entertain
ment in themselves, drew a very large audience
to the Bijou Theater last night. Mr, Charles
L. Davis is an old favorite here, and the extent
of his comic talent and its quality are too well
known to require more than brief mention
here. The new play, "One of the Old Stock,"
brings forward the same old Vermont farmer,
and carries him safely through a set of adven
tures often laughable and occasionally border
ing upon the tragical. Mr. Davis as the old
farmer. Uncle Alvin Joslin, has lots of room
and opportunities to make food for laughter,
and the house pealed m response to his efforts
last night. As will be seen from the following
the cast is fairly strong. Miss Ray Briscoe be
ing particularly charming:
Uncle Alvin Joelln Clias. L. Davis
An old Vermont farmer.
Toby Tighfpenny, an old, miserly money
lender C'has. Stedman
Hlraui Hawver, a hop and grain buyer...
Chas. Norris
Patrick Kllpatrlck, an Irish boy with
American Ideas Billy Koblnson
SherlffBaker Walter Hentley
Henry, a dude. In love with Besile.HenryBentley
Policeman 44 Chas. Bentley
Flash, a young man who asslres to be a
seoond Gould Billy Koblnson
Theo. Allen, a New England rustic
James JA. Marcus
Cyrus Perkins Judson Bentley
Hubert Dawes, an old lamlly servant
James W. Morton
Scth Skldmore. who plays the fiddle for
all the doings Sid Moore
Ell 'Whitfield, town constable.. .. Philip Plummer
Obedlah Westbrook, town deacon. .Lester Collins
Vic Johnson, an accomplice of Hiram
Hawver V,m. P. Noremao
Bessie Joslin Miss Kay Briscoe
Uncle Alvln's daughter a wayward girl.
Clorinaa Josiln MIssClllaL. Wentworth
Uncle Alvln's better half, who wants things her
own way, and has 'cm.
Earsli Way, a study for ancient history: age
unknown Mrs. Mary Henderson
The play as a whole was well presented and
the effectiveness of tbe scenery lent no small
aid to this result. The diSDlav of f urnilnte and
bric-a-brac in tbe third act is qnite astonish
ing. Tbe musical side of the play was v, ell at
tended to by Mr. Davis' picked singers and
Harris' Theater.
An unusually clever company appears at
Harris' this week In Frank Harvoy's play,
"Woman Against Woman."' Miss May Wheeler
is not only a very pretty woman, but she knows
how to act, and to act well. Her .Bcie Barton
13 a character picture. Edmund Collier, as
John Trestder, is a good support, and the little
comedv in the play is in good bands, John Mar
ble's I'hil Tretsider being only a little over
drawn. Tbe house at both performances yes
terday was filled to the last seat.
Harry Williams' Academy.
Quite a number of old favorites are to be
seen at this house the present week. The
Austin Sisters, Rose and Aimee, head tho list
with their thrilling trapeze performance, and
beside there are Mulvey and Clifton, the
Davenport Brothers, the "Acme Four,"
Constantino and Richards, Sam Dearin. Van
leer and Barton, Camella Brothers and Miss
.Capitola Forrest. Altogether, an array that
will please the usual large audiences that fill
the Academy.
The World's Museum.
Thegreat parade of Big Eliza in an express
wagon took place yesterday without any evil
effects to the vehicle. Her gigantic propor
tions were viewed in wonder by nnndreda.
In tbe museum yesterday also, Mr. A. J.
Seymour performed some remarkable feats
of mind reading. The museum's popularity is
A Commission Appointed to Negotiate for a
Tract of 7S9.000 Acres.
Washington, September 16. Secretary
Noble to-day appointed B. V. Belt, Assistant
Commissioner of Indian Affairs; A. M, Tinker,
an Indian Inspector, and C. W. Parker, a
special Indian Agent, as a commission to
negotiate with the Sisseton and Wabpeton
Indians of Dakota for tbe surrender of 789,000
acres of their lands. Tbe Indians on the
Sisseton reservation havo already agreed to
take lands in severalty, and 127,837 acres have
been set apart for that purpose; 1,417 acres
have also been reserved for church and other
purposes. The commission is Instructed not to
enter unon its duties until patents in severalty
for 127,887 acres have been delivered, which
will probably bo done within the present
Each male Indian of the Sisseton and
Wabpeton tnbes, over 21 years of age, who
receives his lands in severalty under the gen
eral allotment act of February 8, 18S7. thereby
becomes a citizen of the United States.
Causes a Railroad Wreck in Which Three
Men Are Injured.
CONNELLSVILLE. September 16. A wreck
occurred on tbe Baltimore and Ohio short line
at Leisenring at 5 o'clock this morning, result
ing in serious injury to three brakemen, one of
whom, Charles Ellsworth, will probably die.
The others, William Durhin and Robert Hues,
were badlv crushed, but will recover.
The accident was caused by a cow getting on
the track. .
Mrs. Miller, of Stnrk County, Passes Array
nt (be Aire of 101 Yean.
CANTOir, September 16. Mrs. Magdalene
Miller, aged 101 years, beyond doubt tbe oldest
person in Stark county, died at the residence of
ber daughter, Mrs. John Klise, at Wayncsburg
She was bom in Germany, and came to Stark
county with her husband 60 years ago.
A Contribution lo tho Conscience Fund.
WAsniNOTpN.September 16. The Secretary
of tbe Treasury to-day received a conscience
contribution of S200 in an envelope postmarked
Chicago. The sender said: "This is Uncle
Sam's; put it to his credit."
A West Vlralulan Gets an Offlce.
Washihoton, September 16. Charles F.
Scott, of West Virginia, has been appointed
pardon clerk of the Department of justice,
vice Judge Boteller. resumed.
Genera! Schofleld Orders a Court of In
,qalry Intoibo Major' Mental Condition
An Enmlly That Cannot be Shaken off
A Peculiar Proceeding.
Washington, Sentember 16. One of the
most curious cases in tbe reoord ot inquiries
will be heard to-morrow at the Medical Mu
seum. It is an inquiry Into tbe mental condi
tion of Major Armes, who recently became
known to the country at large by bis action
during the Inaugural procession on the 4th, ojt
March, and by his attempt to pnll the nose of
Governor Beaver, on account of the corre
spondence and discussion which grew out of
that performance. It will be remembered that
Armes was appointed a member of the
staff of Governor Beaver for that occasion, and
that his name was subsequently struck from
the list through representations made by old
enemies of Armes that he was a crank and
shouldn't be recognized. As Armes had a let
ter from the Governor formally notifying him
of bis appointment on his staff, he persisted in
riding hi the procession until he was forcibly
ejected by two officers. He made charges
against these officers, and they against him,
but he was subjected to a trial by courtmartlal,
and they were not. The charges made against
him Included his harmless attack on Governor
Armes was found guilty of conduct unbe
coming an officer and gentleman, and was
sentenced to be deprived of tbe right to wear
his uniform for five years, and to be confined
within certain geographical limits. It was
supposed that this would end Armes for a
time, as an issue, but a few days ago some
person, as yet unknown, suggested to General
Schofleld that it would be well to inquire into
the mental condition of Armes, and upon this
the General of the army issued an order for a
board of inquiry. It is estimated a most extra
ordinary proceeding on the part of the General,
who has refused to disclose tbe name of tbe
person making tbe suggestion on which be is
acting, and by the general public the proceed
ing is looked upon as cruel and tending to drive
into a condition of real insanity a person who
is now and has been for years simply a little
peculiar. Armes has a wife and eight children.
He Is known as an exceedingly kind husband
and father. His salary as a retired major of tbe
army is not sufficient to maintain bis family
and educate bis children, and be has been
struggling bravely to do this in the real estate
business, which in this city is greatly cut up by
competition. He has been doing a fair busi
ness, however, and has a prospect of making
some very profitable transactions if his patrons
are not driven away by the proceedings of bis
enemies in army circles.
What object General Schofield has in order
ing the court of inquiry no one seems to be
able to explain. If Armes were an officer in
active service tho reason wonld be evident, but
as the matter stands, it Is the wonder of army
and civilian circles alike. The Major claims
that Schofleld offered on Saturday ovenine to
drop the proceedings, but that he (the Major)
refused the proposal and demanded the exam
ination. Everybody knows here that tbe Major
is afflicted with a mild sort of mania on the
subject of his unwarranted dismissal from the
army, years ago a dismissal which resulted in
his prompt reinstatement and tbe expulsion in
disgrace of several members of the court mar
tial that dismissed him, but all who know him
snow mat any cnarge oi insanity is aosura.
Even on the subiect of his wrones his conver
sation is connected and lucid, and he talks
abont them merely as a matter of record, and
one wbich has much affected him. He doesn't
grow In tbe least excited while describing the
most outrageous act of the court martial that
dismissed him, which court was shown to be
utterly disreputable and acting from a spirit
of revenge because tbe Major had exposed the
rascality of certain officers.
The result of the inquiry of to-morrow is
looked forward to with some interest not on
account of tbe Major, but merely to see to what
lengths the old enmity toward him will reach.
Some of the relatives and friends of the officers
who were disgraced through bis exposure are
still in the army, and have considerable influ
ence, and many think that Schofleld has fallen
into a trap which will result in considerable
discredit to him. The court will be composed
of a board of army surgeons and two or three
civilian Bnrgeons, and it is expected the argu
ment will be Interesting, if not exciting.
Coming From Sister Republics to tho Inter
national Congress.
WASHtNaTON, September It The delegates
to the International American Congress, which
is to convene in Washington nexlrmonth, are
among tho ablest and foremost public men of
the countries they represent, and the sessions
of tbe congress promise to be not only of great
benefit to the nations represented, but interest
ing, because of the ability and talents of its
members. Honduras willsendGeronimoZeloya,
a prominent lawyer, about 55 years of age. He
was Minister of Foreign Affairs several years.
Afterward be was the representative of Hon
duras in tbe Congress ot Central American
States, wbich met in Guatemala in 1886, and
the Costa Rica Convention of 1SS3. He will ar
rive at New York in tbe Pacific Mail steamship
Aspinwall about the 21th instant.
Dr. Fernando Cruz, the representative of
Guatemala, is also the new Minister from tbe
conntry to tbe United States, having succeeded
Francisco Llenfesta. He arrived in this coun
try in July, but has beed spending the summer
with his family on Long Island. Dr. Cruz is
probably tbe foremost literary man of Guate
mala, as well as a politician of high degree. He
served as Secretary for Foreign Affairs under
President. Barrios, and since then has been
President of the National University. He
speaks English with considerable fluency. .
Much public interest is felt in the forthcom
ing tour of tbe country, wnich will be the first
business of tbe congress. The party will leave
Washington October 3 and be gone 40 days.
Time's Tooth May Gnaw, bat Madam is
Bound to Look Lovely.
From the Pall Mall Gazette.)
Hollow cheeks and wrinkles are very awk
ward things. Ladles do their best to prevent
their appearance. The clever ones seem to be
able to ward off tho wrlnVles,but hollow cheeks
completely baffle their skilL A gentleman who
lives at Islington is providing ladles whose
cheeks are hollow with small pads. These pads
are attached to natural or artificial teeth by
means of tiny gold springs. The price of a face
pad is a trifle heavy, liko everything else guar
anteed to improve the personal appearance. A
pair of pads cost something like 5.
The maker of tbe face pad said that gentle
men as well as ladles are wearing them. One
gentleman bad never looked anything bnt
cadaverous until be took to the pad. Now his
cheeks are rounded like a cherub's and be
looks ten years younger. Tbe curious thing
about tbe face pad is its inflexibility. It Is
made of the same material as tbe case of a set
of artificial teeth. -
Official Report pf the Test, Which is Highly
Washington, September 16. Secretary
Tracy to-day received the followine telegram
from Captain Kirkland, President of the trial
board which cdnducted the trial of the new
cruiser Baltimore last Saturday:
Trial of the Baltimore satisfactorily completed.
Horse power la excess of requirements: average
speed per hour for four hours, 19 6-10 knots; maxi
mum speed for one hour, 20 2-10 knots. Complete
reports cannot be furnished for some days.
The Philadelphia, which was recently
launched on the Delaware, has a bull practi
cally the same as the Baltimore. In her case
there is no requirements as to horsepower, as
was the case with tbe Baltimore, which was re
quired to make good horse power. But she is
guaranteed to make 19 knots, and should she
do as well as the Baltimore she will net a band
some profit to her builders,, as they will re
ceive $50,000 for every quarter knot made by
the vessel over and above 19 knots.
A Suggention to Theater Managers.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.l
There is a suggestive contiguity in two bits
of news that reachnsto-day-tbat the chestnut
crop is ripening at an unusually early date,
and that a lady in a Reading theater has swal
lowed her plate of artificial teeth in a burst of
laughter over a joke. Would it not bo well to
hang up a placard, over the footlights, at the
proper moment: "The chestnuts are coming)
the audience will kindly remove their teeth,
else tho management declines being responsi
ble lor any casualty that may ocenr.
Mexico's Independence Dor Celebrated.
City of Mexico. September 16.-To-day the
anniversary of Mexico's independence was
celebrated throughout the country. Seven
thousand soldlefe and rural guards paraded.
Immense crowds filled the street cheering for
General Diaz as the "Apostle of Peace.'
Mexico lUttn llie Doty on GonU.
Crrr of Mexico, September 16. The official
paper publishes a decree dated September 11
increasing the duty on goats 35 cents.
Among the Pauper Immigrants.
New YoBft; September 16. Sixty Arabs Were
landed at Castle Garden this morning, and were
detained tor examination by the Commission
ers. Abdul Azlek, their chief, protested that
they all had money enough to support them,, as
well as a large amount of Arabian curiosities
which they intended to peddle through the
country. There are now HO Arabs in Castle
Gardenawaitlng the Collector's decision. They
wiU probably be sent back, as they are as
worthless looking a crowd as ever landed at the
Battery. Ettel .Crodsmlnski, a widow, who ar
rived her, with her 6-year-old daughter in the
r steerage of tbe steamship Edam to-day, is the
first Polish Immigrant who ever registered as a
Mormon at Castle Garden. She is on her way
to Ogden, Utah, where she will meet her hus
band, Samuel, whom she has never seen.
Samuel and she hare corresponded for some
months. A few weeks ago he wrote her that
she had been sealed to him. She at 'once
packed her trunk and started to come and see
him. She went West this afternoon.
A Long; and Useless Chase.
Policeman Tick saw a young man with a bun
dle on Fiat avenue, at 3 o'clock this morning.
He at once decided that the young man was a
thief, and comanded him to stop. The young
man dropped his bundle and ran toward the
river. Tbe policeman ran after him. The
young man sped down the water front, out to
the end of the pier, and just as tbe policeman
shot at blm, dived off into 10 feet ot water.
The policeman went after him In a rowboat.
It was a venturesome thing to do, as the fog
was thick and the rowboat ran the risk of be
ing cut down by some ferry boat. Eventually
tbe officer overtook the swimmer, almost ex
hausted, and hauled hiin aboard the steamer
Sam Sloan. The man las on the deck awhile,
unconscious. When he came to, he was taken
to the station house, andquestioned,as to what
he had in tho bundle. "A basket of grapes,"
he responded promptly. Just then a policeman
came in with the basket, picked up where it
was thrown. "Then why did you run?" asked
the sergeant in charge. '1 thought I bad bet
ter, when I saw the officer's club," was the
reply. The su spected young man was released.
An Unprecedented Adventure.
Among the. disabled and weather-beaten
craft which came into port to-day was the
Italian baric Mid Nepotl. Captain Baxone, from
Bangkok. The storm store In, four of her bul
warks, shifted her cargo, and .stripped off ber
sails. But themostremarkableincidentofthe
cyclone is thus narrated by Captain Bazone:
"The gale struck us from north-northeast oa
September 9. The men had just gotten about,
their work when a heavy sea struck us. When
the wave had passed over us and the ship had
righted six men of the crew were no longer orf
board. They had gone off with the wave, and
could easily be seen struggling on its crest.
The next moment they disappeared" in the
trough of the sea. Swept on by the waters
theyneared the ship. The retreating wave
dashed them up against the railing ot the bark
just as a second wave came sweeping onus.
Tbe men, however, had the presence of mind
and strength to seize the railing, and after the
second wave had passed, over them to climb on
board. All six were saved. I thins our adven
ture is unprecedented."
Sir Edwin Arnold's Plans.
Sir Edwin Arnold will remain in this city a
few days for the purpose of visiting New
Yorkers whom he has seen abroad. He goes
hence to Boston, where he will visit friends and
relatives of Lady Arnold, who was a Miss
Cbanning, of Boston. He will conclude his
stay by a visit Cambridge, where he will be en
tertained by President Eliot, of .Harvard.
Then he will cross the country to either San
Francisco or Vancouver, and take a steamer
for Japan. After a brief stay in that country
. he will visit China, and then go to India.
Says He Was With Langtry.
Era 03 1 King; an Englishman, SO years old,
with his daughter, Grace Florence Peroy King,
4 years old, arrived to-day among the immi
grants on the Canard steamer- Aurania from
Liverpool. King was registered as an English
actor, and, being without funds, was detained
under the law prohibiting the landing of pauper
foreigners. He says teat he was here two
years ago, and acted with Sirs. Langtry In the
play of "As fn a Looklne 'Glass," and had also
been business mam ger for Cbarles R. Gardi
ner's "Only a Farmer's Daughter" Company.
He comes from Wimbledon, England, and
claims to have an income of Jo a week from
property in that town.
Tbe FlnMhlnir Touches Added.
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the
Florida Orango Growers' and Dealers' Pro
tective Association was held to-day at the
office of President E. L. GoodseU, and some
finishing touches added to a plan that, it suc
cessful, will revolutionize the orange trade by
getting rid of the commission man. Jackson
ville will be tbe headquarters, and there the
oranges will be sold at auction to members of
tbe association exclusively. As the boxes will
all be opened there, it is said no more half
rotten oranges will be sent North. Tbe orange
growers heretofore have suffered to an enor
mous extent through sales to utterly irre
sponsible dealers in the North, but under tbe,
new system they expect to receive cash. Ex
Senator A. S. Mann, of Florida, the secretary
of the association, is now at the Astir HouEe,
this city.
Judge GrofT Appointed Commlaslener of the
General Land Office.
Deeb Park, September 18. Lewis A. Groff,
of Omaha, was appointed Commissioner of tbe
General Laud Office to-day, vice Strother M.
Stockslager, resigned. After signing Judge
Graffs commission the President gave tbe
morning to answering personal letters and dic
tating to his stenographer.
Judge Groff will accept the position. He
was born in Wooster, O., December 31, I84L
In 1867 he was admitted to the bar, and imme
diately afterward commenced practice in tbe
city of Toledo. He at once became a promi
nent Scute In politics and continued as such
until 1870, when he removed to Lincoln, Neb.
In 1877 be went to Omaha, where be nas since
resided. Altboueh a strongRepnblican he was
elected District Judge in 1887 on the non-partisan
ticket, and has since attended to nearly all
the criminal business in the district.
Tonga's Queen No More.
Auckland, September 16. Advices by tbe
steamer Walnut announce tbe death of the
Queen of the Tonga Islands.
AN Ohio doctor tells his patients that about
the most injurious thing they caneat is a par
tially rotted potato.
A Paoli, Pa., calf with five legs has a harder
time to get along than a Doylestown pig with
only three.
Reuben Zerbe had his rod pulled from his
hand while fishing in Swatara Creek, Pa by a
four-foot eel.
A weather prophet that Consbohocton
Dn nannl. BflMrbril a. tMfvfrnp' lmnrflAn.!!
in a jar of water at the railroad station.
Sevebal students of Lehigh University
help to raise their tuition fee by giving music
lessons. .
A 250-POtTND passenger on a North Penn
train left his valise in a -seat and went to the
smoker. When be returned the seat was occu
pied by two persons, who refused to leave. Mr.
Heavyweight threw himself upon the other
two persons' laps, and soon "froze" or rather
warmed them out.
Twenty-one partridges alighted on the
porch ot a house, at Epbrata, Pa., and pro
ceeded, to make themselves at home. Part of
the covey was captured, and had an engage
ment at a dinner party that day.
William. Shreeves, a West Goshen, P
farm band, was in the top of a tree when be
was attacked by a swarm of bees. He was un
able to fight them, and tho insects stung him
till his eyes were closed. Ho was taken down
with a derrick.
Several tropical date palm plants, supposed
to have sprang from seeds carelessly thrown
away, are growing in a Bethlehem, Pa street
gutter. '
4V Hiwinui"!, ,1. T A., Iill 1C1U.CU IU,
o&er of marriage or a wealthy young gentle
man from New York. because, he'had read one
of Zola'fnoTel'V-1 " r - ' v ,
-tek. -rstefe-, - rliifeisll iff ''f-ferTJiit-''iiMiii'.i i tJeMJBB
., M. m,-maJ3t&i
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A Maine man has raised a Use pig.
which he wiU exhibit at tfee Slate Fate. ,
An egg shaped like a bora is a earl-
osjty now atfraeHag- attention at Ctrtrrfflo,
Mr. Edison is said to receive ae less
than 1,260 letters daily siaee his aniTfr,lB' -Paris.
The month of Calumet river, eaptyiajf
into Lake Michigan, has moved east 2,889 feet
since IS9S. " '
A Swiss cheese which was received by
an Atchison grocery firm the other day weighed
700, pounds.. ,'i't
There" is a sunflower sfalkat Hannibal,1
Mo., wbich is H feet high and which emits Inn
ISO blossoms. ,
A, M. Britten, of Bancroft, HkhT, fa '
the owner of a pear tree which is now rrtefitefc. '
its second crop for this season. iJ
The force whioh a California pumpkia.
exerts while growing is equal to the strength, J?
ot a large horse attached to a stick or timber.
The London Omnibus Company have
only 26 coaches running, and yetthey carried
over 60,008,060 passengers during tbe year jast
An Austrian railway official has la.
vented a portable telephone for SBeaklBZ from t
a railway train at any point stopptac to the
nearest station.
A Californian named John Feesle has ,
a quartz mine that has paid him W.080 ln'two ,
yf.1; Be does, his ownwork, and his osl.
: Jn . ... . W"a
. u peuaier wno travels through Caa-h
ada can exhibit 41 sears where famefs', dew;
have taken hold ot him to see whether he waal
uuhiuij vt A1TQ TT1!Trr1
The largest bar of eold v out -wax
turned out at the United Bates Assay Oftee
in Helena, Mont, recently. It welched 669
pounds, and is worth more than iee,0WL.
Lord Brassjy's London house is lighted'
by electric lamps, inclosed in seathefis of the
greatest beauty, whose transparency sheds a
glowing refulgence over tho whole apartment.
A curious and interesting exhibition
will be opened in Cologne on Juno L lsso in
which will be displayed a vast collection of
arms, instruments, etc, serving to illustrate '"
the art of warfare and bearing in any way on '
the condition of troops or armies. t
Mr. Jones, of Cisco, Tex., get the idea
that there were too many rattlesnakes oa hiar
farm. The other day he quit his plewise, and
went gunning for thea. Under the edged! a
large rock he discovered a nest and began arise
at the reptiles. Heskept it up oatH netjsad
shot 21 large snakes. Scares ot tobsc ones
got away. - -
The latest kind ol thieves that Xtwjby &'
York has produced aie-men'wao make, a' "
business of stealing toothpicks. They lesasje
wuuuu uis csuwers aes& la note oaa ?
restaurants and, when no one is looking; pre '
their hand on the toothpicks, which arenas '
ing end up, and then withdraw their baud Into.'
a convenient pocket t-
A curious historical document haags ia
the private office of Judge John J. Gorman, at
2 West Fourteenth street. New York; It 'pur
ports to be the original commission granted by
John .Hancock, President of the United States,
on October 10, 1776, to John Paul Jones, tho
great naval hero of the Revolution. The sic.
nature of President Hancock is in bis we&
known round hand, and the scrlnt of John
Paul Jones' name appears to have been written
in the same bold hand.
There is a real estate agent living at
Kingston, N. Y., who takes a gloomy view-of
life, and especially of house painters, these
days. A few days ago he hired aa artistic
bouse painter to paint a house which he has CA
his list. But unfortunately he gave the painter
the wrong number, so that it was the wrong
house which received abeautlf ul and becominjr
new coat. The agent is receiving a good deal
of sympathy, and the man who got his house
painted for nothing is understood to be meas
urably resigned.
A thief has interfered with the matri
monial plans of a couple in Louisa county,
Virginia. Miss Mary Jones' prospective hus
band made her his banker. He deposited' with
her $2,300, and to this sum the youne lady
added $600. The couple expected, to buy a home
with the money, but the other day, while Miss
Jones was at churcb,an employe on her father's
farm entered the house and extracted the V,-.
SOU from ber trunk. The marriatre, which bad .....
been set for an early date, will not cocas o4? sS fxV
tbe appointed tnae,unless the money shoulir-bo f2
recovered. Guilford, Conn., now celebrating tbe
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of la
foundation, has; it is claimed, the oldest home
in this country. The house was built in 1M0
for the. Rev. Henry Whitfield, a minister of
the Church of England, a non-conformist. The
stones for it were Drought on barrows from a
ledge a long distance from tbe site. Tbe
cement used was brought from England, and is
now harder than tbe stone itself. At times it
was used by the early settlers asa kind ot fort
to defend themselves against tbe incursions or
hostile savages, and tbe first marriage in Guil
ford was solemnized within its walls.
Here is an advertisement taken from a
Yokohama, Japan, newspaper, which Is printed
in English:
. For Dale.
BestTeppermlnt OH
Made lrom It's Beally Leafs.
I Can be cnrable for the sickness of Male,
female or Boy.
Dizzy. Use to pat or wipe few drops en the
forehead, botbsldes under eyebrows, mcholes,
and bothsldes tbe back of ears.
Fever. Wipe on the forehead, and noseholes.
ML Wipe most to the sosehples and drink few
drops mixed with tea.
Giddy. Wipe botosldes of forehead, and nose
holes. Gout or Goutswollen. Wipe bothsldes of fore
bead, noseholes and much to tbe breast.
Headache-wipe on the forehead, and nose
holes. Belelve us.
Tal-pln Gate outside Brass smith Bosd.
In life thy worth we never knew ,
We Judged you merely by your clothes'i -
Bnt at thv grave sua stops to think
IIow much to thee he really owes.
PMladelpMa Inquirer.'
Too Mad for Her. Summer boarder"(to
farmer's daughter) Sarah. 1 love yon: believe
me, darling. Hove joa madia madly, madly.
Farmer's daughter (calmly) Kraclous Dick,
you must have 'n awiul temper. Kl Verano
Bemembering- Elevator Boy I remem
ber you from the time yon was here before, miss.
illss Walkup Why, how 1 that; I was at this
hotel only a week?
Elevator Boy Yes, miss, bat I remember, yoa
'cause you didn't remember me wbeo yoa left.
His Cbancis Improving. Do you love
me, dear V asked Coolly softly.
"Well, Cholly," said Molly, to 'Hell the truth,
lam not quite sure; bat I think perhaps I could
love you enougb to be your wife if I could only
manage to set your salary raised." SommilU
Journal. .
"In many respects, Mrs. Hodge," said
tbe visitor consolingly, "your husband wis an
extraordinary man. What strong, abiding faith
he possessed l" "He aid I He did!" exclaimed
the widow, smiling through ber tears with grati
fied pride, "yaltbl That's no name for it. Why,
sir, I've seen that man, time and sgain. buy
peaches at a fruit staud." Chicago Tribune.
Disqualified for Jury Dnty. Attorney
Have you formed or expressed any opinion aa to
tbe guilt or innocence of the accused la this case?
Man Drawn as a J uror 2 o, sir; bat I have some
times thought
Attorney (rising ludlgnantly) Your Honor.thls
man acknowledges that he sometimes thinks. It
is hardly necessary to say that we shall challenge
him as a Juror. Chicago Tribune.
The Reverse Side. Baldheaded and very
homely old gentleman, to photographer Drat
such pictures 1 Can't yoa make me look any bet
ter than that, after fire sittings?
Photographer (thoroughly exasperated I think
1 can, sir, if yoa will allow me to take the back of
your bead. It hasn't so much expression as the
other side, bat It's a blamed sight prettier. fun
lington tyce Prtes.
Her enchanting Utile boot
from beneath her Jaunty suit
Ventured oat.
That she kuew its witching charm.
Without meaning any barm.
Who could doubt r
8o I wooed the charming maid,
First enchanted, as I said,
By ber boot.
How, alas! I'm well aware
Boots and tempers seldom are
Built to suit.
Tor oar friendship ripened fast,
And before a year was past
HTnirpminid. "
Now both boon and other things
Seckrcssly she often slings
i At my bead.
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