Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 21, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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A Unique Gathering of Prominent
Persons Prom All Parts of
the Earth to Take
Place To-Morrow.
Ticked Can be Secured at the Dispatch Of
fice or ofAny Newsdealer.
The Dispatch to-morrow will hold a public
levee far exceeding in scope and Grandeur any
thing of the kind before attempted for the pur
pose of introducing to its readers people of
prominence in every walk of life. Three mag
nificent apartments hare been prepared for the
occasion. The names of a lew of tho invited
guests are given below:
E. D. Beach and the Woman With Three
Frank G. Carpenter and the Sultan of Turkey.
Mrs. General Custer with a Soldier's Bride.
Mrs. Ashton Dilke accompanied by Several
Prominent Knglish Socialists.
Clara Belle and Sirs. Vanastormlt.
Benjamin Northrop with Two Badly-Fooled
1 Criminals.
Ernest H. Helnrichs and tho Enchanted
Bill Nye ill introduce Some Famous Actors.
Henry Haynie with a Party of Tourists.
Georgo F. Dobson and Some Well-Known
A. Staph Biter with a Remnant of the Wyan
dot Tnbe.
X. W X. and the Engineer of tho Limited.
E. R. Cbadbonrn and the Sphynx.
Shirley Dare with some Ladies of Fashion.
These are but a few taken at random "from
the list of those who will be present, Jiembers
or The Dispatch staff will introdnco Princes
and Peasants, Merchants and Mendicants,
Presidents and Politicians Manufacturers ana
Mechanics, Authors, Artists, Actors, Society
Belles, Legal Lights, Financiers, Farmers, in
fact everybody worth meeting on account of
merit, position or peculiarities.
Cosmopolitan Concourse.
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November 14, 1SS7, as second-class matter.
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The disaster from which Quebec is suffer
ing in the shape of a landslide of a part of
the famous cliff lor the possession of which
Wolfe and Montcalm struggled, and the
crushing of the dwellings of over 200 souls
at the bottom of the hill, is a variation from
the usual line of wholesale fatalities, which
should not be without its warning for other
communities in like positions.
It seems that the dangerous character of
the cliff was well enough known, A like
disaster occurred 48 years ago with a less
destruction of life and property. Efforts had
been made to guard against its repetition;
but as is too frequently the case with such
precautions they are shown by the result not
to have been sufficiently far reaching. Only
a portion of the dwellings within reach of
the landslide were removed, and only the
most obviously threatening of the rocks
were blasted away. The consequence was
that the great fall of rocks buried 30
houses, and is supposed to have killed over
200 people.
Of course this is an evidence of the ne
cessity when a danger threatens to leave
nothing undone that can guard against it.
Beyond it, there is a special warning to
cities which, like Quebec, have crowded
quarters under precipitous hills. Pittsburg's
hills are mainly sloping enough to guard
against such dangers; but there are some
places in which they assume a cliff-like
character which, with the example of Que
bec before u, should be carefully watched.
The subject is made more difficult in this
country by the apparent doubt as to power
to compel the removal of dwellings or the
cutting away of hills that may be dangerous;
but the presence of the danger, wherever it
exists, only makes the difficulty of dealing
with the matter an additional reason for
promptly seeking its solution.
A rather telling cartoon in Puck this
week has attracted considerable attention
by the representation of Beelzebub as a
summer tourist rejoicing in the fact that his
work has been going on in New York,
during his absence, even more prosperous
ly than at tho watering places. The
details of the cartoon come into col
lision with the modern saying that
Satan never takes a vacation althongh the
churches do; but it shows that the same
results are attained from the fact that if
the Prince of Darkness goes upon a summer
tour he leaves efficient substitutes at home
to carry on the work. But it may be
doubted whethcrthestatement is correct that
the business of the infernal regions has
gone on more briskly in Xew Xork than
at the watering places. The most scandal
ous outburst of the season was at a seashore
resort; and wherever vanity, selfishness and
the pursuit of pleasure goes on, there Satan
finds mischief for the idle hands to do.
The report of the United States Consul at
Ottawa, showing that the trade between the
United States and Canada last year amount
ed to 548,481,000 of exports from this conn
try and $12,572,000 of imports from Canada,
while Great Britain sent less than $40,000,
000 of her goods to Canada and received
$42,094,009 of materials in return, has a
Me B$mj.
double and not very decided bearing on the
subject of reciprocity.
If we can, under the present tariff, enjoy
a greater trade with Canada than England
does, to which power our Northern neigh
bors own allegiance, it can be ureed that we
are in pretty good shape already. On the
other hand, it is possible to argue that a
country whose proximity yields such a trade
is well worth cultivating; and that, with re
ciprocating duties the tens of millions
which now represent our Northern trade
might grow into hundreds of millions. It
certainly looks as if we would not be dis
creet to deal unnecessary kicks to the Cana
dians in their national character.
The weather of 1889 has apparently taken
its course with a firm resolution not to fall
into mediocrity. Most certainly the desper
ation of the weather to run into extremes
has been amply illustrated of late. A few
days ago the most perfect summer calm pre
vailed on this slope of the Alleghenies,
while on the other side winds and tides were
strewing wrecks along the Atlantic coast.
A week ago Pittsburg was sweltering in
heat and dust. Yesterday was the fourth or
fifth day of shivering in chilly winds or
trudging with cold, damp feet through the
mud produced by the slow and dismal
This meteorological determination to be
either very cold or very hot, very dry or
very wet, gives the grumblers plenty of
food for their animadversions, and at the
same time permits the philosophical to find
exercise for a cheery philosophy. The
former, who a week ago could not keep his
linen starched for the heat, is perhaps
justified in protesting that the alternation
to cold and mud is too sudden. But the
latter can find in bracing air and the re
lighted fires as sound enjoyment as in the
summer pleasures that were rife only a few
days ago.
Nevertheless, both pessimist and, opti
mist would be content to try a little medium
weather, for a change, and will approve the
Weather Bureau's forecast of a change of
that sort within the next twelve hours.
Hay the prediction be more thoroughly
rapid than some that have been rendered
worthless by this inscrutable weather of
An interview with a leading real estate
man reports him as saying that next year
the change of moving day from April 1 to
Jlay 1 will be effected by making all leases
to run thirteen months from April 1, 1890.
This will be a decided improvement on the
present system, which forces the great mass
to move at a date which is more likely to be
unpleasant than almost any other time of
the year. But, reform on that point being
in order, why not go a step farther and
abolish the custom of a general moving day
There is a theory among real estate owners
that by having all leases terminate on a
fixed date they have a better chance of
renting their houses at that date. But the
fallacy of this idea is shown by the fact
that while the demand for houses is greater
as a result of this arrangement the supply
of houses is increased in exact proportion.
If the demand were distributed throughout
the year, and the same thing was done with
the supply, it would be just as easy both to
lease and obtain houses in October as it now
is in April.
The present arrangement only has the
effect of concentrating the work of negotiat
ing and making leases, hunting houses, re
pairing, renovating, cleaning nnd moving,
within three weeks of the year. To dis
tribute moving day throughout the year
would enable this work to be distributed in
like manner. The change would emancipate
everyone from the rush and worry of a
universal moving day, and would rob the
work of house-renting and house-moving, of
half its terrors.
Since we are taking up this subject, it
will be worth while to discuss the question:
Why not abolish moving day altogether by
making all leases terminable at the option
of either party after a year?
That the statement of Major Merrill re
vealing the Administration's reasons for a
change in the Commissioner's office was
made with the knowledge of some of the
higher authorities at Washington is not
improbable. Both Secretary Noble and
President Harrison had been severely criti
cised for the removal of Corporal Tanner.
It was not clear to the veterans, or to a good
many other people either, why a policy
which seemed to be no more than an ex
tremely energetic enforcement of Repub
lican pledges should result so unfortunately
for the Corporal. Now, fortbefirsttimo.there
is what looks like a semi-official statement
of the causes, alleging such temper and dis
position on the part of the Commissioner as
were incompatible with a judicial or judi
cious exercise of the functions of the office.
It was not a pleasant sort of explanation
for a friend of the Corporal or of the Ad
ministration to feel obliged to make. Major
Merrill evidently felt as much. According
to his account the President, Secretary
Noble, he (Major Merrill), and everyone
who knows the Commissioner, have felt, and
still feel, personally friendly to him, but they
simply found him impracticable on the one
subject of pensions. It is to be assumed
that the pressure of criticism by the veter
ans upon the change must have been seri
ously felt or Major Merrill would hardly
have ventured on the long interview.
Some of onr good brethren in Phiiadel
phia are congratulating Mr. John Field,
who is to be that city's postmaster before
long, and themselves, because that gentle
man has been studying the teatures of Ger
many's postal system and taking notes in
the Post Museum, in Berlin, and in the
General Postoffice, in London. They seem
to think, do these simple-minded Philadel
pnians, that Mr. Field has been fitting him
self to look after their mails by observing
the lifesize statues of postilions in dress and
undress uniform, the models of carriages
and post wagons, the geographical maps
and collection of postage stamps iu the
Berlin Museum. They are delighted to
know that Mr. Field spent a good many
hours in the dismal old building where the
Royal mails of London are made up.
We do not wish to deprive them of any
innocent pleasure they may have found in
contemplating the summer wanderings of
their distinguished fellow townsman, but
the Philadelphians ought to realize that
Mr. Field would hare learned far better
how to conduct the Philadelphia postoffice
by staying at home and visiting that very
institution. If Mr. Wanamaker were
thinking of resigning his place to Mr. Field,
that gentleman's studies of foreign mail
systems would have been' to some purpose
perhaps. A Postmaster General cannot
know too much of the postal matters of the
world. But Mr. Field is not in such luck.
Hei is to preside over Philadelphia's post
office, and it is .local information that Jie ;
stands most in need Of. No doubt he found
a pleasant and novel recreation in his diver
gencies from the beaten path of travel in
Europe, but bad he examined the tame seals
in the Zoological Gardens in Hegent's Park,
or investigated the beer halls of Berlin, the
postoffice at Philadelphia would have been
as much benefited by his experience.
It is interesting to observe that the New
York agitation on the subject of the World's
Fair has materialized to the extent of the
partial conclusion that the Exposition will
have to be on the upper part of Central
Park, and of a subscription by the steam
boat interest of $500,000, provided other io?
terests subscribe in proportion. That is a
good start; but if the New York project does
not promptly get more than Starin's $500,
000 and Dana's $10,000, it will not have to
put its Exposition in Central Park or
anvwhere else.
Minnesota is finding out that its law
to prevent newspaper reports of executions
has just about the same practical value as
its law to prevent the sale of dressed beef.
Both of them put together amount to zero.
The report that the mills and glass fact-
ones down the river are abandoning the use
of gas and returning to coal, shows the im
portance of locating lactones where they
have an unbounded supply of fuel to fall
back on. If the gas should give out the
establishments that have come to Pittsburg
will be just so much better off than those
that have rashly ventured where the old and
reliable fuel is lacking.
This habit of the weather of going to ex
tremes comprises the double quality of re
markable variety and of getting monoton
ous, after several jumps have been made
from hot to cold and from dry to wet.
The indication at City Hall yesterday
that blowing up is necessary for some of ihe
people around that building was decided, if
not accurate. Perhaps it was in accordance
with the natural law of compensation. As
the Controller's office, where it happened,
has been blowing up the other departments,
the steam apparatus may have simply
demonstrated the old adage that "turnabout
is fair play."
The author of "Looking Backward" has
published a sketch entitled, "With the
Eyes Shut." Putting the two names to
gether makes a rather unflattering summary
of his literary work.
Me. C. P. Htjntinoton- declares that he
does not mean "to find any fanlt with Mr.
Halzfeldt for being a prince." Under
those circumstances we feel assured that the
German party to the negotiation will ex
hibit equal forbearance and refrain from
finding fault with Mr. Huntington for being
a railroad king.
The mid-air scheme of cable roads con
necting the hill-tops of the various parts of
the city may be a suggestion from the bal
looning characteristics of some of the other
transit projects.
The new constitution of Wyoming is go
ing to include female suffrage as one of its
features. That is all right and if it aids
Wyoming by giving it enough women
voters to make a respectable start as a Staie
it will be able to enter the Union with the
plaudits of the better half of the American
An increase of the copper product of the
Lake-Superior mines of 3,750,000 pounds is
an indication that the effort to restrict pro
duction and put up prices was a gratifying
The gratifying way in which the leading
Southern papers are denouncing the killing
of negroes is an evidence that intelligent
people in that section are at last concluding
that the policy of harmonizing and educat
ing the negroes by killing them off is not
quite up to the civilization of the New
Pbance is on the eve of its decision
whether to give Boulanger his finishing
stroke or to let the whole bombastio fight be
fought over once more.
The general drift of Southern opinion
with regard to the proposd-emigration of
the negroes appears to be decidedly to the
effect that if the negroes wish to stay in the
South, they must go; but that if they wish
to go elsewhere, they have got to stay.
The rough weather of the past few days
has taken occasion to demonstrate that
travel on the lakes has its hazards as well as
travel on the ocean.
An electric loop to take visitors to the
Exposition from the termini of the other
street railways would be an addition to the
conveniences of the show next year, of a sort
which should have been provided this
General Sherman says he will attend no
more soldiers' reunions. '
Geoege Eliot's grave at HIgbgate Ceme
tery is neglected and overgrown with grass and
Mrs. Harriet Beechsb Stowe will doubt
less be able to attend the celebration to be held
in her honor at Hartford on Tuesday.
The Chilian Minister andSenora Varashavo
learned the English language, and will be
much In society at Washington this winter.
M. H. Smith, Vice President of the Louis
ville and Nashville Railroad, Is said to have
declined an offer of $35,000 a year from the
Richmond and Danville road because he did
not think It large enough.
Some years ago the Rev. Edward Everett
Hale started out to preach a course of 52 ser
mons on the same text, which consisted of the
single word 'Oh." But although he was then,
as now, a very versatile man, he was obliged to
give up after he had preached four sermons,
Mis3 Sallie Ball, who has attracted at
tention as being the first person from Alaska
to receive an appointment in tho Federal ser
vice, is not an Esquimaux but a Virginian,
living in Langley, a few miles out of Washing,
ton. She is the daughter of Colonel M. D.
Ball, a Confederate officer, who became a Re
publican after the war and was appointed by
President Hayes to an executive office in
Alaska. Miss Ball when applying for a place
in the Interior Department gave her home as
Me. Geoege Muller, who is traveling and
preaching among the Himalayas, has written
tho fiftieth annual report of hlsiamousorphan
ageat Bristol, England. Since the Institution
was fonnded It has received and spent tnoro
than $5,500,000; more than 109,000 persons have
been entirely supported and educated in it, and
tens of thousands materially assisted; five large
houses, capable of affording homes for 2,050
orphans, have been built at a cost of 575,000,
and 66 schools are now maintained. Yet the
institution has never been a penny in debt, and
has never directly or Indirectly asked for
human aid.
ITnndlcnpped by a Name.
from the New York Commercial Advertiser.!
General E. Burd Grubb will make a good
run in New Jersey if be can bribe the funny
men to leave his name alone. If he were to be
called "canary seed" or "worms" by these
Jocose persons he would be frightfully handi.
It Was Not a Success a a Wedding Present
Domestic Fares Comedy and Tragedy
The Scarcity of Goad Servants.
When a wedding was announced in Pitts
burg some years ago an Invitation reached a
certain bachelor who was rather unwilling to
spend money. He wanted to send a present
to the bride, but he hated to spend the money.
In this quandary he went to a well known
dealer in silver, china and like creclous
things, and sought high and low In'his stock
for some article that should combine lowness
of price with appearance of great value Ho
was not successful at first. Presently he came
across some valuable Bohemian glass vases,
one of which was broken. Two pieces had
been knocked off the lip of the vase. An. idea
struck him.
"How much do you want for the broken
vase?" he asked. ,
"Oh, we would not like to charge any thine
for that," said the salesman.
"And yet those pieces could be easily stuck
on, conldn't they I"
"Yes, they could," was the reply.
"Then I cuess you may pack up that vase and
send it to Miss , at street,
East End," said the smart economist.
He reasoned that if the vase reached his fair
friend with two pieces broken out of it, the
damage would be attributed to careless
handling on the road, and he would be credited
with sendlnc a costly vase.
All would have been well, perhaps, had not
the careful salesman wrapped up the broken
pieces separately In tissue paper and placed
them in the box beside the vase. As it was,
the effect upon the bride was not pleasant; nor
was her frosty glance agreeable to the penurious
bachelor when they met shortly afterward.
The servant question continues to be amaz
ingly interesting to society everywhere.
A young married couple in the East End
have been treated to some peculiar diversions
by their domestics of late. The other night as
a phonograph concert party to which five or six
guests hat been invited was; in progress, and
the novel delights of the machine wero being
tasted, the new nurse girl walked Into the
parlor with her apron on and a fine kitchen
odor about her, and crossing the circle about
the phonograph, poured out a glass of water
from a silver pitcher, drank it down leisurely,
and stalked out In the haughtiest style,
The same faithful and respectful domestic
invaded the parlor on Sunday morning, and
without asking leave from anybody, picked out
the latest numbers of .Puce and Judge and The
Sundat Dispatch from the paper rack, and
carried them off downstairs.
Still another treasure have these young peo
ple In the person, of their parlor maid. A few
days ago they gave a small dinner party, and at
an appropnate part a watermelon was on the
bills, so to speak. There were eight people at
the table. What was the hostess' horror when
the girl appeared with a small slice of melon on
a large plate. It was no more than one ordi
nary man could eat.
To the maid the hostess said In a whisper:
"Is there not a whole watermelon, Mary T"
"There was, mem," the girl shouted In reply,
"but ladade, mem, me and Jane ate the rlst for
our breakfast."
. .
Here's another domestic horror.
In an Allegheny household the cook and the
housemaid amused themselves while their mis
tress was confined to her room by sickness, by
throwing kitchen chairs from one to the other
in the back yard. This happened between mid
night and 2 a. M., and tho two lovely specimens
of womanhood who had been treated with
almost insane generosity by their employers,
invited two or three men to join them in their
diversions. Happily, both of them were dis
charged next day without a shred of character.
But both will get employment, because good
servants are scarcer than diamonds In Pitts
burg and the vicinity.
A French Diplomat Threatens to Appeal to
Secretary Blaine.
Washington, September 20. Trouble is
brewing between the navy and the diplomatic
corps. In a boarding house near the Arlington
dwell a naval officer and his son, a bright little
fellow about 15 years old, who has a great
fondness for game fowls, and in the pursuit of
this liking has collected quite a flock of very
fine roosters, which, after the fashion of their
kind, are possessed of strong crowing abilities.
Next door lives a member of the French lega
tion, who is a skilled musician and whose piano
Is seldom closed or stilled. The crowing of the
gamecocks in the next yard disturbs his deli
cate nerves beyond measure, and he recently
made a complaint to the lady of the house
where the officer resident. He tola her that be
could no longer endum the nuisance, and that
If it was not stopped ha should complain to Mr.
Blaine and have the matter made an inter
national one.
The lady, cunning diplomat that she is,
brought the foreigner and the owner of the
offensive fowls together, and the former stated
his case. When be had finished the little
fellow thought a minute and then exclaimed:
"I tell you what, if yod will shut up on that
piano of yours I'll get lid of my roosters. Is it
There the matter rests. The foreigner is
considering the offer to compromise, and as
yet has not made bis complaint to the State
Department. '
A Woman So Frightened by Burglars That
She Cannot Speak.
Columbus, September 20. A peculiar case
by which a woman almost lost her power of
speech as the result of a fright is reported
from the West Side. Mrs. Wilford Curry of 22
South Mill street, upon entering her home
about 8 o'clock last night and striking a light
in her bedroom, was confronted by a burglar,
who thrust a revolver in her face, at the same
time hissing: "Speak, if you dare." Mrs.
Curry, almost paralyzed from fright, staggered
back against tho dresser, while the burglar,
with his revolver still pointed at her, backed
out of the room and escaped. When the lady
recovered sufficiently she cave the alarm, but
it was found that her power of speech had
almost left her, she being unable to speak
above a whisper.
Her physicians stated to-day that the loss of
hervoico Is duo to the shock to her nervous
system, and that it will be a difficult matter to
restore her voice. Sue can only speak in a
whieper, whereas before the shock she had an
unusually strong voice.
Good Jden.
From the Chicago Ucrald.l
If the Jury In tho Cronin case must consist of
men who know nothing about the Cromn mur
der why don't they impanel 12 policemen?
IB1 you would be as happy as a child, please
The noblest art is that of making others
Childish laughter Is the echo of heavenly
Childish wonder Is the first step In human
Wholesome recreation conquers evil
Amusement to children is like rain to
Innocent amusement transforms tears Into
THE author of harmless mirth is a public
Ahappy child is the most likely to make an
honest man.
To best please a child is the highest triumph
of philosophy.
I would rather be called the children's
friend than the world's king.
He that makes knowledge most attractive to
the young is the king of sages.
To stimulate wholesome curiosity in tho
mind of the child Is to plant golden seed.
James martin.
James Martin, the Hecording Secretary of L. A.
", Knights of Labor Steel Workers, died early
yesterday morning at the West Penn Hospital,
Dlxmont. About eight months ago, while Work
ing In Brown, Howe & Co.'s mill, he was acci
dentally hit on the head with a piece of Iron.
The Injury affected his brain, and a short time
after he was removed to ihe Insane as) Inm. He
Is an ex-master workman of bis assembly, ind
one of the best known steel workers lu the cltv.
The funeral wilt take place to-morrow from his
late home on Kebecca street. Allegheny.
At the rtgular meeting of L. A.UJZTube Work
ers, resolutions or condolence were pusedupon
the death of enMastcr Workman Michael Cun
ningham, who died la New York City.
The Terror of Ball Creek to Re-Marry a
Former Wife.
Jeffersonville, Ind., Sept. 19. Some
time ago Harrison Hogan, the "Terror of Bull
Creek," barricaded himself in a flit boat and
defied all the authorities of Clark County.
Hogan is a very old man, but he is now about
to tak&another bold venture. He will shortly
get married for the eighth time, though his
seven previous ventures have not proven
happy, and the fact that his eighth wife will be
one to whom he has already been married
makes his courage the greater;
In order to escape sure judgment against
him, Hogan transferred all his property to bis
seventh wife. She afterward refused to give it
back to bim, and got a divorce. Hogan mean
while served a term in jail tor resisting a peace
warrant. When this was over he went to visit
his former wife. She met him on the step and
let him know that he was not welcome. But
Hogan was not on a fighting errand this time.
He smiled, sat down on the step, and waited
until the lady bad talked hersolf out of breath.
Then he calmly arose, said not a word, and
went to the bouse of a neighbor, where he
spent the night. The next day he came back,
and got the same hotreception. Then the lady
concluded by asking:
"I would just like to know, you old scoun
drel, why you come prowling every day around
my house?"
Hogan smiled and said: "I just wanted to tell
you that I am going to marry a good-looking
young girl in the neighborhood and we thought
we would ask you to become one of the brides
maids. We'd make it nice for you."
The lady was dumb with wrath. This was a
thing she had not contemplated. As soon as
the recovered the Dower of speech she invited
Hogan into the bouse to talk it over. In tho
course of the conversation the old gentleman
remarked incidentally that he intended to bring
BUit for the recovery of his lands and other
property, and that his lawyer told him he would
surely get them back. He also said that coal
had been discovered on some mountain land of
his in Kentucky. The ex-Mrs. Hogan grew
more pleasant. She invited Hogan to come
again the next day. He did so, and on the fol
lowing day too, and they came to the conclusion
that they would be remarried. The ceremony
will occur in a few days. The young girl was a
creature of Hogan's imagination.
The Handsome and Costly Garments of the
Pntnro Mrs. Blaine. '
Augusta, Me., September-20. An Augusta
lady who has seen the wedding trousseau of
Miss Anita McCormtck, Emmons Blaine's
fiancee, says it is one of the most elegant and
expensive outfits over owned by an American
bride-elect. Laco is Miss McCormick's special
luxury, and upon it she has spent thousands of
dollars, so that every piece is covered with
cascades of the most exquisite webs from
all parts of Europe where lace is made. She
has a fancy for white underclothes, too, and
nearly every garment is of the snowiest mull or
silk, the only color being furnished by the nar
row ribbons running through the laces, and in
many instances the ribbons are white also.
Her bridal Garments are of white India silk,
trimmed with the most beautiful Irish point,
and this same point trims one of the few tinted
sets in the trousseau one of pale lemon color,
which also Includes a silk petticoat ana satin
The bndal stockings are of white silk, em
broidered with silver thread, and there are
other pairs of white stockings embroidered in
gold and colors. This is a new fashion, intro
duced byMiso McCormtck, who likes white
stockings as well as white underclothes, and
who mailed directions with her order to Paris
that instead of sending stockings of a color to
match each costume, they should be white,
embroidered with silk the shade of tho dress.
In coDjunctiou.witU this liking for white.
Miss Mccormick? has a fondness for the per
fume of lilies, and special sachets for the per
fuming of her garments have been sent from
Holland, the only place where the perfumers
have learned to impart the odor of the Illy to
sachet powder. The powder is Inclosed in
white satin bags, edged with lace and em
broidered with her monogram,-and there are
three dozen or them for her different trunks
and boxes. Her opera cloak for this winter is
a heavy white silk, embroidered with gold and
lined from top to toe with the long silky hair of
the Persian lamb.
A Novel Claim for 810,000 Damages From
a Steamship Company.
New York, September 2a Patrick Mc
Grane, a seaman, has instituted a suit for
710,000 damages for injuries received against
the owners of the British steamship Alvo,
which is now in this port. The steamer was
libeled In the United States District Court
yesterday. On May 21, 18S7. the steamer was
lying in the port of Carthagena, South
America. Her hold was filled with wild steers
which had arrived from Brazil the week
before. The captain of the vessel Instructed
McGrane to descend Into the hold and remove
tho slings from the animals' borns This was a
hazardous undertaking, and especially so for
the seaman, who had never bad any experience
in the work of handling live cattle. Un
fortunately for McGrane, bo wore a bright red
shirt, and had no sooner got below when the
steers were driven into a fury by the sight of
the shirt, and madly tugged at the ropes with
which they were tied. McGrane was unable
to comprehend the canse of the brutes' anger,
and proceeded to obey his instructions.
With considerable difficulty he managed to
remove the slings from half a dozen animals.
He also managed to keep out of the untied
animals' path by crawling along on the beams
overhead. Coining to the stall of a big steer
who was frothing at the mouth, McGrane was
compelled to enter the stall. Ho succeeded in
taking the sling off, but before he could get
away the steer caught him on its wide spread
ing horns and threw him among the herd, 20
feet away. The other steers charged on the
seaman and gored him. One long-horned ani
mal jabbed a born into one of his eyes. The
other steers also tried to gore him. He was
finally rescued and was laid up for several
weeks. Hence the suit.
Clipped nnd Docked, He Seeks Rellof From
His Tronble In Death.
Buffalo. September 20. Dick is, or was,
a valuable delivery and carriage horse belong
ing to John Reardon, a prominent Buffalo coal
dealer, whose yards and barn extend back
from No. 47 Fulton street. In the rear of his
barn is a paddock containing about an acre of
grounu, ana nere aiick was tnrnea out 10
graze. He was closely clipped, besides having
his tail docked, and tho flics bit intolerably.
Finally, he seemed to become literally Insane
with the snngs inflicted by his tormeutors. and
going up to a bit of picket fence extending out
into the pasture from one end of the barn, he
sprang high into the air and alighted on the
sharp spikes.
He then made no effort'to extricate himself,
but sank down, bleeding to death in five min
utes. Half a dozen men saw the whole affair,
and unite iu pronouncing it as clear a case of
suicide as was over known.
His Rest Itndcly Broken.
From the Chicago Times. 1
An express struck an Iowa farmer who had
gone to sleep on the track and hoisted him 20
feet. When the engineer stopped his train
and rushed back to pick up the corpse he found
the man sitting up and swearing like a pirate
because he had been disturbed before break
fast was ready. Either tho Iowa farmer is a
very remarkable person or the correspondent
out there is a beautiful liar.
Indications of a Lively Campaign.
From the Chicago News.!
Congressman McKinley has started into the
Ohio campaign in a manner which Indicates
that he is itching to gather a few bales of
Democratic fur.
You may say that girls are silly,
That even women's minds are weak:
But the foollshcst among 'em's
Bure sometimes to show a streak
Of sound common Bense when needed,
And their wits are like a knife
When they're sharpened up by love, 10,
Just you listen to your wife I
Women know, by intuition
(As philosophers admit),
What you'd dig your brains a lifetime
For, and then most likely quit
A loser. Tho' my brothers,
With your railleries you are rife,
Hot a one of you'll regret It
If hellstens to bis wife.
"From the months ot babes and sucklings-"
But you know what says the book,
Or you ought to and a woman
Can do something besides cook;
And that man he lsa fool, who.
In this muddled mundane strife.
Thinks that he's too high and mighty
E'er to listen Jo his wife
You can't always measure wisdom,
Ior know where It mayn't be hid!
A bolou might take lessons
From h chit that you Mve chid;
And you'll own up, If you're honest,
That a many times la life
You've missed It when you wouldn't
If you'd listened to your wlfel
V -iBoston Globe.
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Illegal Vetera at PrhBarJei.--
Hew YOBKVSeptember 2a Nine toBh look--ing
citizens of New York wero arrested In
Brooklyn last night charged with Iflegal votlBg
at the primaries. When arraigned in court to
day, tne prisoners torn an interesting story.
Their spokesman said: "We were picked up
one by one In New York by a stout-man with a
blonde mustache, who said that his name was
Scanlon. Ho said he would give us Jl 50 each
to come over to Brooklyn and vote. A U
o'clock this morning he met us all at the
bridge, and, after treating us, gave each man a
piece of paper with the name and address on It
under which'he was to vote. When we voted,'
Colonel Baron challenged us and wo were ar
rested." The prisoners wero held for trial.
Romance Based on n Mortgage.
A short time ago young Sylvester Blnme. of
Brooklyn, inherited several thonsand dollars
and a mortgage upon tbo house of 15-year-old
Fanny Kate from his uncle, Isaao Isaacs. The
will which placed these good things fn young
Blume's handsTcontalned a clause to the effect
that he might do worse than marry Miss Katz.
Blume accordingly courted and apparently
won the pretty mortgagee. She promised to
become Mrs. Blume, and young Blume gave
her two diamond rings and a sealskin sacque.
Three weeks ago they quarreled concerning
Blume's attentions to other young women at a
party they attended together. Miss Katz re
fused to speak to bim. He broke the engage
ment, got back his presents, and threatened to
foreclose the mortgage. Miss Katz's uncle
came to her rescue with a threat to sue Blume
for breach of promise, and eventually squeezed
51,000 in money out of bim for bis niece. Blnme
decided that be had been blackmailed, and be
gan proceedings to-day to recover his 1,000.
Excuses for Wanting to Diet
One man killed himself to-oayand two tried
to but failed. Carl H, Lippbold, a maker of
theatrical costumes out of work, shot himsolf
through the heart. Carmelo Norman, a half
crazy Italian, tried to throw himself under a
horse car. The driver stopped the car just in
time to save the Italian's life and a policeman
locked the would-be suicide up. Daniel Buck-
man tried to drown himself off the Battery,
because someone picked his pocket of S3 which
he had just borrowed. He was fished out and
lugged off to jail,
Edwin Booth on tbo Witness Stand.
In the supplementary proceedings by tne
Forbes Lithograph Company, to ascertain what
property Miss Marian Booth, the actress, who
is indebted to them, has, the lady's uncle and
tragedian, Edwin Booth, was examined In the
City Court to-day. Ho testified that his sister,
Rosalie Booth, who was Marion's aunt, died in
January last, leaving an estate of 510,000. The
estate is wholly personal property and consists
of stocks and bonds. Mr. Booth is the adminis
trator of the estate, and testified that it would
be divided between himself, a brother, the
children of a deceased jlster, and the three
children of a deceased brother, of whom
Marion Booth is one. She will receive about
Got a Bride nt Castle Garden. '
Castle Garden is Increasing its sphere of use
fulness. Leopold Enrich, a young German,
who said ha was a New Haven barber, was at
Castle Garden to-day in search of a wife. He
was introduced to a young German named
Clara Kuntz. They had a few minutes consul
tation, and then went in cearch of a clergyman.
The Rev. Mr. "Byland made them one. Enrich
says his father Is a rich banker of Vienna.
Will Carry Douglass to Haytf.
The United States man-of-war Pensacola ar
rived to-day from Norfolk, at the BrooElyn
navy yard, where the repairs begun at the Nor
folk navy yards will be completed. The Pensa
cola will sail for Port-au-Pnnce shortly, with
Frederick Douglass, United States Minister to
Hayti, his family, and the furniture for his
future residence in the Haytian capital.
Italian Women Use Them far Condiments
nnd Medicine.
From the Hevr York Hersld.T
Italian women have been collecting, peach
leaves in South Brooklyn durins the past" few
weens, their object being to concoct out of the
dried leaves a tonic, which? may be used either
with food or as medicine. These women hail
from Naples and other parts of Southern Italy
and retain In this country the many quaint old
customs which make them so Interesting a
study to the historian and antiquarian. Among
those customs Is that of gathering peach leaves
for medicinal purposes.
"I don't know how old this custom is." said
Mr. L. Brignardello, an Italian Interpreter, to
me yesterday, "but it is certain that many gen
erations of Southern Italian women practice it.
In almost every country there are persons who
believe In the curative powers of certain roots
and plants, and in Southern Italy especially
such believers are, and have always been, very
numerous. As to the peach leaves, I don't
know exactly how the medicine nr tonic Is
made out of them. As to the peaches them
selves. I may tell you that In Southern Italy a
good deal of prnsslc acid Is extracted from the
From other sources I learned that these
Italian women make many strengthening
drinks and drugs from various roots and plants,
and are thns ready at a moment's notice to ad
minister a dose of home-made medicine to any
members of their families who may be in need
of it. It naturally follows that they seldom in
voke the assistance of regularly licensed Ital
ian physicians. "Indeod," said an Italian edi
tor to me, "a physician finds it bard to earn his
living among these people, and this fact largely
explains why many Italian physicians in this
city find it hard to make both ends meet."
A Possibility That tho Ex-President
Succeed Sunset Cox.
New Yoek, September 20. The election of
a Representative to succeed the lato Sunset
Cox, from the Ninth Congressional district of
New York, Is a matter of absorbing interest to
the politicians here, and many and various are
the names suggested for the place. Beginning
with the silver-tongued Dougherty, the author
ot the big speech putting Cleveland In nomi
nation for a fatal candidacy, and running up
to Mr. Cleveland himself, all of the prominent
Democrats in town aro being talked of.
Mr. Cleveland's boom was started to-day, and
his scruples against running for Congress after
being President are anticipated with precedents
to show that even such a distinguished citizen
as the ex-President might bo of use In tho
lower house, and since the law firm of which
Mr. Cleveland is a member has not derived the
expected boom in business from tho new ac
cession to the partnership, it is thought that
Mr. Cleveland is one of the actual Congressional
ISAAC Heed, ot Burr's Mills, O., has raised
a tomato that measures 17 inches in circumfer
ence and weighs over three pounds. .
Punxsutawnev puts in a bid for tho
World's Fair.
Mes. Tones, of Lucesco, Pa., returned last
week from a two-months' visit to her son at
Foxburg. She relates a circumstance that
happened while she was there that beats all
the snake stories. Her son has a pair of banty
chickens. The hen laid four eggs and then
went to hatching, but the rooster drove her off
and took charge of tho hatching himself, at
tending strictly to business uutil he had
hatched out two chickens. These were taken
away from him and he stayed around the nest
for several days trying to coax the chickens out
of the other two eggs.
At Punxsntawney the other day a man was
seen carrying home a bottle of Beer wrapped
np in a copy of the Voice, a prohibition paper.
At a Coshocton pie eating match Ja3t week
the winner disposed of IS pies In one hour
and a half.
Two months ago a citizen ot West Virginia
made oath that he saw the Cheat river turn
and run up hill for so minutes. He now de
sires to amend by explaining that be had just
finished a quart of cider two years old.
Aw opera company travellne through the
State started out on tho 13th Inst, with 13 pet
sons in car No. 1,300 and made 13 stops between
New York and Harilsbnrg.
Two tramps, who wero surprised milking a
cow by a Lehigh county milkmaid on Monday
evening, were driven off by the girl after a
nlnckv fleht on her cart, one ot tne scamp be-
,inc lamed by a Wow from a wagonstake. ,
Tred Xattur, Ixwdea !-' j
estimates that a s4x-pa eetpriiWen 9jm,-
vsu egga in oae soon. , .
Clyde Colliat, a 5-year-H Xtoferflle J
iad, was Before the Jjmttrtm penea.cesrt the
other day charged with beiegaoeoSrafted vaga-
i pey ifliei.
John Morris, of NW Yorlf.to hk
sweetheart to a pioate, and tkea took $m wenh
of Jewelry belonging to her steter. Be Is now
picnicking In the Tombs. c -
Peter Diedoft, of BreHyB, pt a tiene
on thersldewalk and covered it with as oW bat;
Mrs. Frankinmath eame ateag, mK ea ker
sands and gave it a kick, and feer Makes teee
Cost Peter $266. .
E. H. Piatt and John A11b, of Xew
York City, have completed their hog hene
back ride across the continent. They reashed
Son Francisco four months and asoet Jew
days from the time they left New York;"'
Lee Charles, living; four miles er of
St. Joseph, Reno county, Kan, has raised oh W
farm this year 18,06s beahels of wheat. He has'
boo acres or cora ii win average bassets'
per acre, and 360-acres "'"' i-mn ifirhlnh'
was lost inroogn nail.
J. W. Proney, of JPanxsutawney, Is the
champion hunter, as far as heard frees. Tin it
lir-.i . , m.. ... -us.. -U 1 t-
iv vuaeiuay lie itin uu jurw la tfna iuu-H,
rels. and only fired 17 shots. Oa the Bandar
following, while ho was stMBr at the wia
aowalarge pheasant flew affalsst the hease
with such force as to disable hiss, whea Dreeey
went out and canght ft, and. cat Ms head ost .
with a hatchet f
A Pittaton paper reeestly fvkfee! s w
notice or the death of Jacob Kodeers at Mm
age of Ul years. He was bora near rHMwg
on anuary i 1773. He was In the war et W2,
and Was wonnriAii afc tliA haul. r T.A
Lane. By his first wife he was the fathatfac 15
children, and by hh second of star. Ntaeafshe
a are living, one of them- being 82. .Mr.-fcAf.
era had used tobacco for nearly MO years. Un
til a few months ago he read wUheatsaee-
Emulating the deeds of the Italian fast.
lnr men, Sued and MerlatM. a Frenchman.
named Lefort, living at Lyons, recently began
a fast of 20 days for a wager. He went oa aU
right and reached the twentieth day, taklne
nothing but water for nourishment, bat then
overtaxed bis powers of endurance by adding
five davs more to his term of torture, ami hi
just died in the Hotel Dleu, despite the efforts
of the doctors to recuperate bis completely
shattered constitution.
The biggest raeeeoa is "Windham
county. Conn., is owned by Dr. Eogera, of Cen
tral Village, who keeps the livery stable In
that place. The coca's hosse Jsla the stable,
and It stands on guard there as a fiHfcf al dog
might do. A caller at the stable has to -meet
the big coon before he can enter, aso" he has to
look pretty and presentable, tee, or- tha'-fasry
ftAntinal TnTt 1t film tum W4 spmm
Athn.ffyin Af nnHnnaMd - MiMUl - .
to pass the guard the cooa shows hfttsMihf
then the tramp goes away silently. -'
A Chinaman the other day strayed iato
the Mechanics' fair In Ban Wrasmtee, aaa :
once became interested in a saaber of jpheae--;
graphs that wero on exhibition. "What far
stick hose pine Into head?" heinqaired of a
bystander, when the thing was explained to
him he decided to try It himself. He was as
sisted te adjust the tabes as the isstruHiest was
giving Utterance to a laugh f oHowed by a yell.
w una wua cry oi alarm jobs jampsa away.
"Da you want to spoil the pheaeeraphf"
asked the attendant. 1'No can spoil Mo." he
replied. "Heap big devil In him; no geed."
IT. Hermann Pol reports to tie tark;
Academy of Sciences the result of bis recent
researches in the depths of the MedsHenaaeaa
to determine how far daylight penetrates. His
operations were carried on in water of remark
able clearness, between Corsica and. the shores
of the Alpes-Maritimes, at. a distance of 18
geographical miles' from the nearest land. He
nsed gelatino-bromide plates, exposed daring
10 minutes, whereby ha found the limit ot day
light in those waters to be at a depth of USiS
feet. This is 327 feet short of the Mmic
assigned to daylight In the -Mediterranean by
the Germans, Chun and Petersen, some yeara
The zenith of realism baa been attained
by an artist fn Munich. His ambition was to
paint cherubim: but though it was easy enough
to paint a pair of wings to tf naked chad, to
suspend it in an effective manner la mid-air
the natural pose of cherubim was a different
matter. He tried Ithem sitting; stasdlBcand
lying; but his realistic soul was vexed they
aian'cioojc u&e lae real iaw&. ai iaat a oa
inspiration occurred "to him, and-he epie-i
a zsn&eriaBB bob wue so vesenipetr i
DeekedtnfaetT tit a WanietwMie hateek
ries of instantaneous photographs., .Fnom.,
tory results. , jfl
Kentuckians frequently- see snakes, but
they do not often encounter such a monster as '
is reported to havo been seen by several re- (
liable parties in the vicinity ot Center Furnace,
on the Cumberland river. James Armstrong;
a prominent farmer of Lyon county, while out
hunting, came across the reptile, which he .
says Is at least 25 feet in length. Its body was
Eartially concealed by the undergrowth, and
e bad seized a club and wondering how he
could attack it, when a hissing noise caused
him to looknp and he beheld the monster's
head reared np about five feet above the earth,
as it gazed at him. Its forked tongue hanging
out. He says it won d have fought him had he
not retired, when it also ran rapidly awav. It
has a bright spotted skin, and a head the size
of a child's.
A correspondent of a Ceylon journal
gives some lnterestlag information about the
turtles on tho coast in the neighborhood ot
Jaffna, in the north of the island, which are
said to be Innumerable." They are of three
species, called Bea, milk and pariah turtles re
spectively. "The ordinary, or sea turtle. Is
generally large in size, and is met with every
where at sea around Jaffna. Two tiny islands,
called Iranativu, are literally swarming with
them. The Islands themselves are sterile and
always exposed to inundation; the inhabitants
are poor and ignorant of agriculture, and live v
chiefly on the turtles. They use the shells of
the large ones as seats. In the town of Jaffna
the ordinary turtle is always procurable and is
a favorite article of food with the people. The
milk turtle is small.in size, and Is to be found
only in wells and banks. It is not an article of
food except with the poorer classes. The pariah
turtle has a high back, and a shell which jorae
what resembles that of a tortoise. It Is found
in marshes and ditches. It Is not an article of
food, but is highly-valued by native medical
men because Its flesh and blood are supposed
to be a panacea for ailments peculiar to chil
dren." Yi
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It Isn't every country that has, like the
United States, the free choice of a national bird.
Bassia would be a Turkey-gobbler If she dared.
Justice Has your husband erer been un
derlorvelUance since yon were married.
Complainant Never, your Honor, but hs's been
nnder the barn several times. Time.
Dervish means "one who lies at the
door." It Is not proper to call a returned fisher
man a dervish, for he begins it as soon as he gets
on the ferryboat. San FruncUco AUa.
" Harl not your honeyed phrases hither
ward."Isthe expression a Boston' girl uses when
she wants to tell her admlrernot to give her any
"taffy." A'eiB'Tork ConmtrcM AdvertUer.
Miss Sallna Yes, I admit Mr. Plnmpley,
is ratner piain, nut it's the sort of face that grows
npon you. ;.
The Major Indadei WelL I'm sure 'Us not the
sort av face 01 want to grow upon me I ondo
Funny FoUt. '" , '
The Sea and the Sailor. Miss Nentune J
(on Atlantic steamerj-Who Is that poor,fellowi '
leaning so pale and miserable against the rail?''
Mr. Spinnaker-Oh, that's young Topplngllft,.
the Commodore of, Kie Gosttsg Bay Yacht Club.
He hasn't got his sea-legs on yet Life. ' '
Mr, Cumso I must get a stick of that
buber-pola candy lor little Jimmy. - .
Mrs. Cumso O, get him some chocolate drops, t ''
"Ho; the striped stick Is more appropriate." '"
wh vtuiuj is a iibuo suaver. ' x unit . jf
v a ature's sending dawn the rain,
In such great, generous stores.
We can't but think that oace again ,
She's opened up her pours. i V
ei Xork Commercial AdtertUer. . 4''
Bemarkable Presence of ' Mintf-'Laura JJt
tlnnocentlyl Doesn't the train go throask a leaz
tunnel soon, George? 'SUSS,
flanrffA Tannel'i Inst mead. T.abt. fr.MaAr
forward and whispers to boy oa seat la treat, if
Johnny, I want you to cough with all your fehrhil
while we're going through this tunnel. Here's 1
half a dollar. Chicago Tribune.
Do not, good friend, for any saks,
Be green enough to think "" .
That you can beat the fakir's ftkexg
Or win the atlr's cmax.
ITa Is not fflvlnp wealth awar
As free u mud or air.
And If he could not make Kasy "K.' -
- "WoaM set attend ike-f tit. San
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