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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY. SEP. 27, 1889.
THE MILT. ACCIDEHT.
The accident at the Ed car Thomson
works last night may possibly deprive thou
sands of our citizens of a valued friend,
counselor and master, and the pitiful ac
count of the flood ol molten metal which
enveloped Captain "William li. Jones
and a number of others cannot be
read without pain. Throughout "Western
Pennsylvania and, indeed, far and wide
through this continent Captain Jones has
been long known and in the best way. It
will be a most serious loss to the com
munity if Captain Jones shall not recover
from his terrible injuries, a loss that will
fall as heavily upon the humblest worker in
the mills as upon his employers. A more
broad-spirited, generous and sensible man
than Captain Jones can hardly be imagined.
His services to labor and capital have been
"We can only trust that both he and his
fellow sufferers will be brought out of the
shadow of death. Doubtless 10,000 hearts
will echo an amen to the hope here ex
KOTHHTG IH LAEGE LEXTEES.
A misty autumnal sadness enveloped the
Convention of the Union Prohibition
League at Harrisburg yesterday. Every
one of the one hundred and odd delegates in
attendance felt that the saddest days of all
the year were at hand. Nobody thought of
reading poetry in the convention, so a great
chance to introduce Gray's Elegy or "Willie
"We Have Missed Ton," was overlooked.
But, as a piece of melancholy mummery
the convention was several furlongs above
It is not everr body of intelligent voters
that can erect aplatform without a new idea,
nor is it often that a platform is made for
nobody to stand upon. The Union Prohi
bition League his done both these things
solemnly and wunout a smile. Everything
it did was on a par with its sage declaration
that prohibition did not win this year for
about a dozen reasons, whereas the ordi
nary observer of events would ascribe that
memorable "Waterloo solely to a lack of
about one hundred and eighty thousand
vote:. There was no lack of words, and
West-:. Boyer, uigler and Johnston may
all expect the league's support in different
degrees. Under all the circumstances, and
laving full regard for the league's platform,
we think it is safe to say that the campaign
may proceed. The league did not decide to
elect anybody, so that all the candidates
may still remain in the field. Harrisburg
is reported to be restless and complaining.
It is suffering with wind, poor thing.
UNKING SPADE WITH PEN.
v "While the fact is clear that remarkable
Nmovels are not being written in these days,
and while so many remedies are being sug
gested for the diseases of authors, it is inter
esting to read that K. D. Blackmore, one of
the best writers of fiction England now has,
spends more time cultivating flowers than
writing books. Mr. Blackmore loves his
garden and takes great pains with it. It is
impossible to say for certain that the virility
of his style and the richness of his im
agination spring irom his horticultural
labors, but such a deduction has much to
justify it. Fresh air and physical exercise
are great brain-feeders.
Assuming that Mr. Blackmore's books
owe much to his healthy habits, would it
not be well tot novelists to take to garden
ing? A great many of them would undoubt
edly do well to substitute horticulture for
authorship. Their lives would be more
useful and beautiful, exclusively applied to
the culture and husbandry of flowers, fruits
and vegetables. The damage to be done with
3 rake or hoe is inconsiderable compared to
the immense possibilities of evil in the pen.
A gardener may spoil a rose bush or mar a
cabbage; but an author can ruin lives and
pervert souis to destruction, xsesiaes a
novelist of necessity must soil an infinity of
good, clean paper.
The few novelists who are worth mending
should try a horticultural course. They
will find it wholesome if not exciting. Mr.
Howells will discover that some of the
creeping things, aphides, ants and other in
sects, about him in the garden are even
smaller than his men and women of Boston.
It will teach others of the modern school of
fiction many a lesson in perspective and
proportion. The fleshly writers will find a
congenial and odorous study in the com
position of fertilizers. Perhaps the forcing
bed may literally bring out tie great
THOSE SENSATIONAL E0BBEBTE8.
Burglaries, by masked men with revolvers,
have been so recent in our own State that
Pennsylvania is in no position to point the
finger of scorn at Alabama or New Mexico,
where train robbing is a sensational, highly
profitable and unmolested industry. Even
from the neighboring city of Youngstown,
Ohio, and from the neighborhood of New
Brighton, there come accounts of two such
domiciliary visits paid to citizens no later
than yesterday and the day before. But
there is a general feeling that it is time to
treat this species of desperadoism with new
vigor. Amazement at the audacity of the
robbers may well be succeeded by a deter
mination to discover and pnnish
them. It is perfectly clear that
every case of the sort not punished
inspires fresh enterprises ol the same class.
To read of the holdiug up of trains is to
imagine that the South and the West are
back in the days of Dick Turpin, Jack
Shepard or Claude DnraL The gentle
manly road agents have not yet taken up
the ides of the brigands oi Southern Eu
rope of carrying off passengers for ransom;
but otherwise they are surpassed by none in
There is a pronounced element of the
ridiculous in the spectacle of communities
possessing such resources for government as
exist in this country being subjected to such
outrages. Hut the trouble is that they have
been treated inefficiently. Either Alabama
or New Mexico, not to talk of Pennsylvania
or Ohio, is able to track and capture
desperadoes within its borders whenever the
authorities feel earnest enough in the un
dertaking. The suggestion that more pluck and
personal courage among train hands would
quickly stop the train robberies might
answer for that branch of the bnsiness; but
it does not cover the cases nearer home
where citizens have bad their houses broken
into, with theatrical, dime-novel accom
paniments of masks, revolvers and such dia
bolical devices for physical torture as were
not so long ago tried on by tbe burglarious
scoundrels in Somerset and Payette coun
ties. The county authorities should not
rest in any instance where these audacious
robberies are attempted until the strong arm
of the law, gripping the shonlder of the
criminals, shake them into a knowledge of
Ihe century they are living in.
If President Harrison had not prolonged
his stay at Deer Park he might have ex
perienced the joys of house-cleaning to the
full. His better half is giving the White
House what folks here would call a
thorough "redding up." It is the first
chance Mrs. Harrison has had to clean out
the cupboards, shake the carpets and make
of the President's abode a howling and
sloppy wilderness for a season.. She is said,
like every good and true woman, to enjoy
the operation immensely. In her exultation
she is reported to have said that the White
House "is now clean for the first time in a
year or two." We all know what untidy,
graceless people have always occupied
houses before us. It is a coincidence about
former tenants that the most recent occu
pant is never slow to remark.
In another direction General Harrison
has shown a disposition to put his house in
order; but his is a political house cleaning.
It is not likely that he is so well satisfied
with his work as his wife is with hers. The
consensus of criticism is not exactly favor
able to him. There are a great many peo
ple who do not admire the sweeping out of
Corporal Tanner. The President does not
appear to be very proud of it himself. '
But the throng of heart-sick office seekers
who hang about Washington, or regard her
sorrowfully from afar off, are praying for
anoiner sort ot house cleaning still a
revolution that will shoot out the Demo
cratic officeholders and impel Bepublican
patriots into their places. It has been de
layed a long while, as they think, and the
prayer and hope of the great unsatisfied is
that the President will cut a good broom
while he is at Deer Park and use it to some
effect behind lingering Democrats when he
returns to the capital. Unhappily for these
feekers after soft seats, it may occur to Mr.
Harrison that the direction of the house
cleaning after 1892 is involved in the politi
cal sweepings of to-day. The civil service
reform plank of the Bepublican platform
is an awkward barrier to the partisan
THE WESTERN'S POSITION.
The publication oi a statement from a
prominent officialof the Pittsburg and West
em Railroad in our columns to-day as to the
status of that corporation will dissipate a
number of rumors that have been current
since Mr. Callery's death in relation to the
controlling interest in its affairs. It is clear
from this rehearsal of facts that the Pitts
burg and Western cannot change hands for
several years unless Messrs. Drexel, Morgan
& Co. see fit to abandon their powers of con
trol. Nor does the appearance of the road's
affairs suggest the necessity of a change.
We are glad to know that when a transfer of
the control of this important feeder of Pitts
burg shall take place it is likely that it will
fall into the hands of such able and honest
Pittsburgers as Messrs. Andrew Carnegie,
Henry Oliver or John Chalfant. '
SYNDICATES OF AIE.
It was hardly necessary for Mr. H. D.
Porteus, of Liverpool, England, to inform
us that the talk about English capitalists
gobbling up American breweries, iron
works and what not, is largely gas of no
value. The English syndicates in a good
many instances have had no existence, and
in others the parties operating under the
shadow of the name have certainly been
There is plenty of room in this country
for the employment or capital wherever ob
tained, and there is every reason to believe
that not a little British money has found
profitable investment here, especially in the
West. But it is very hard to understand
how shrewd English capitalists could be in
duced to take such enormous risks as nearly
all the so-called "syndicates' " plans in
volved. We are not surprised to hear that
English capitalists have laughed at the re
ports of their gigantic transactions m
America, but they must not think that they
had a monopoly of the laughter. An En
glish syndicate is a synonym for any crea
tion of fancy on our stage and streets to
day. It is said that a number of gentlemen of
Wilkinsburg saw a certain Mr. Smith in a
fit of exhilaration club a small Shetland
pony into insensibility, and that they did
not interfere. Wilkinsburg does not call
these cowardlv spectators gentlemen, does
Hoy. Pat Calhoun and Hon. J. D.
Williamson, two Southern legislators who
went through the form of fighting a duel,
having been placed under arrest, may be at
last in danger of feeling unpleasant effects
of their little amusement The law of Ala
bama is rather severe on men who pretend
to shoot each other.
Whatever may be thought of faith
cure and so-called Divine healing we can
all agree to commend the establishment oi
a school by Miss Mary Moorhead for the
sole purpose of encouraging the study of
The event is hardly a part of the ad
ministration's foreign policy, but Secretary
James G. Blaine must be congratulated on
the successful consummation of a matri
monial treaty yesterday between his eldest
son and Miss Anita McCormick. The treaty
will be generally approved.
Milkshake MAbtix is tired of fighting
the Law and Order Society and will retire
anon. Probably the public will welcome
p.eace as much as Mr. Martin. The sum
mer has gone.
If a piece of the Allegheny Parks may
be taken by the city lor the site of- an elec
tric light plant, what protection have the
parks as a whole against thoughtless or dis
honest Conncilmen? The Park Committee
teems to be inclined to take care of anything
but the parks.
Oxe of the proprietors of the Allegheny
Baseball Club says he is surprised how few
people visit the ball grounds these days,
We are surprised so many go there.
A hind reader has been successful in
finding a pencil in Allegheny. The loss of
pencils, constant as it is, does not annoy the
average man as mnch as the disappearance
of umbrellas, A mind reading method for
the recovery of umbrellas would be wel
come. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Joel Chandler Harms, who is better
known as "Uncle Remus." would not take a
prize at a beauty show. His mustache, which
looks like the fragment of a blacking brush,
struck by a cyclone, only partially conceals a.
coarso month, while his eyes seem on the point
of popping from bis head in order to escape
from a nose which his most partial friend
wonld not dare to call handsome.
John Jacob Aaron died worth 10.000,000
after beginning on a salary of 82 a week lor
beating f urs In a damp cellar. The 10,000,000
loft by him in 1519 has grown in 40 years to $200,
000,000. ThoAstors know the value of money,
and never waste or spend it uselessly. The
habits of the elder Astor were as regular as a
Dutch clock. His only recreation was a came
of checkers; his only bcrerago was a glass of
ale after dinner.
James R. Randall, the author of "Mary
land. My Maryland," will be known as "Single
Bong Randall," It he Is known at all. That
spirited lyric was inspired by the first blood
shed in tho Civil War, in the streets of Balti
more, on the 19th of April, 1S6L Mr. Randall
was 32 years old when he wrote "My Mary
land." He is now 6U He is a little above the
medium height, with a Blight stoop; his hair.
eyes and mustache are brown. He talks
fluently, but his conversation wonld be im
proved by an occasional flash of silence.
Mask Twain lives an idle, easy-going sort
of existence during nine months of the year.
Unlike most authors, he works in summer and
rests all the remainder of tho year. His home
is a handsome red brick Queen Anne villa,
tho principle attraction of which is a large
library on the first floor. Here Mark Twain
may be found any day during his loafing sea
son, sitting in a comfortable arm chair, with
his feet on the window sill, partially hid by a
cloud of tobacco smoke. Mrs. Clemens is a
sweet, lovely, refined woman, but a serious
drawback to her hnsband's complete happiness
is the fact that she cannot appreciate his
Auqustink Sa.lt, one of the most success
ful of theatrical managers, has nothing very
striking either in his face or figure. Beginning
as journalist in New York when 22 years old.
in a short time he began to write or rather to
adapt plays. His first successful effort in this
lino was "Leah," which was produced on De
cember 8, 1S82, at the Boston Museum. It made
a remarkable hit and has kept tho stage ever
since. Mr. Daly went on adapting plays for
five years, until 1867, when he produced his
first original play, a piece called "Under the
Gaslight," which was an immediate success.
In 1869 he began management with- the Fifth
Avenue Theater, and has proved himself a
very capable manager.
Senator Joe Bnowic, of Georgia, is a
home-spun statesman, both in his dress and ad
dress. Raised in the back woods, he knew lit
tle or nothing about the refinements of Social
life when ho went to Washington, and natur
ally enough, he was constantly making mis
takes in etiquette. On one occasion he was at
a large dinner party where terrapin was served
in the old Maryland style. This was the Sen
ator's first introduction to this delicious deli
cacy, whose exquisite flavor pleased him im
mensely. Using his fork as a harpoon, he
seized piece after piece of the savory dish
until his appetite was fully satisfied, when,
pushing back his chair, he Baid: "This is
mighty good eating. I must get my wife to
make me some of this kind of soup when I go
back to Georgia."
Ouisa has always boasted that she was
above the weakness of love, saying that "mar
riage is like mirage, distance lends enchant
ment to the view; those who are in the institu
tion want to get out, and those who are out
want to get in." A few years since she met the
Marquis de Stufa, an Italian nobleman of
ancient family.who possessed many fascinating
qualities, and the fair damsel of 42 summers
fell in love with him. The Marquis admired
her talents, enjoyed her society, and was a fre
qnent visitor at her villa near Florence.
Ouida was prepared to become the Marchesa
fle Stufa, but she was never asked. She made
her lover ridiculous in a book. Those who
have read "Friendship" will probably remem
ber that the hero is a weak, fickle sort of char
acter, who does not know his own mind for a
week at a time, but who is full of vanity and
possessed of a high idea of bis own importance.
This hero was intended for the Marquis de
AN IMPORTANT UNDERTAKING.
The Attempt of the Navy Department to
Build Two Steel Cruisers.
Washington, September 28. Chief Con
structor Wilson to-aay, by direction or Secre
tary Tracy, sent the following letter to Com
modore Ramsey, commanding the New York
feiE The Department having directed that one
of the 3, 000-ton steel cruisers be built at the yard
under your command the Bureau forwards by
mall the plans and 11 copies of the specifications,
ten copies of which please turn OTer, with the
plans, to the naval constructor. The work of
laying down this vessel will be commenced as
soon as the mold loft floor and appliances can be
golten ready, and will be pushed to completion
with as much dispatch as Is possible. As soon as
a half model of the vessel can be prepared and the
plates, frames, etc., laid off on It and verified,
then schedules for materials must be prepared In
triplicate, one to be retained by the constructor,
and two sent to theliure-tu that one may be sent
to the contractors for furnishing the material.
The schedules most be made out in the regular
order in which the materials are required for use,
that they can be obtained promptl). and the work
on ihe vessel not be delayed. A schedule of all
materials other than tteel that will be required In
building this vessel will be prepared In duplicate
and forwarded to this Bureau. The vessel will be
built on the site where tho Tennessee and Java
were built, and the work of putting down the
foundation or bed blocking, creeling keel block
ing and cribbing, can be Immediately proceeded
Until the tcsc! is named she will be known and
designated as cruiser No. 7, and funds for carry
ing on the work required will be charged to ap
propriitlon "Increase of the navy," construction
and machinery, 'ihe Bureau expects that eTery
eSort will be made by the master mechanics and
those employed under them on this vessel to ex
pedite the work lor their own credit and that of
the yard, and that the Secretary of the Javy may
not be disappointed in being able to build the
vessel as chcapb as she could have been contracted
for, and of this they should be Informed.
THEODOKE U. WILSOV.
Chief Conbtrnctor U. S. Navy.
A similar letter was sent to Commodore
Brown, commanding the Norfolk Navy Yard,
the only change being in the order that the
cruiser should be known as No. 8. and that she
bo built on the slip north of the Texas site.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
On Tuesday there passed away at Denver, Col.,
another victim of the terrible Johnstown fatality,
the Eev. Thomas Davln, pastor of St. Columba's
Itoman Catholic Church, Cambria City. Father
Davln was only 41 years old, and had been but IS
years a priest, ills whole sacerdotal career was
spent In the Pittsburg diocese. The history of his
gallant exertions In saving life during the events
which succeeded the bursting of the South Fork
dam need not be told here. They aro too well and
too widely known.
On balurdiy, June 1, he found some men en
gaged In robbing a dead body on the liver side.
X Bluer AjavmsirucK one oi lue rscajs Wlin bis
cane, and the -man flew at him. kicking him sav
agely In the side with a hobnail shoe. It Is said
that Father Davln never recovered from the ef
fects of this brutal attack. Until the time of his
death he complained of Internal Injuries.
Father Davln was an .Irishman, having been
born In Cahlr, County Tlpperary. He came to
this country, and was ordained aprlcst In bt.
Michael's bemlnary. this city. In 1S73. He success
ively acted as pastor of Johnstown, A orth Oak
land and otbcrplacrs, belngatlast sent as pastor
to Cambria City, lilshop Phelan has telegraphed
the Blshon of Denver to have Father Davln's
body embalmed and sent to Johnstown. Father
Davln leaves one sister, Stella, the only member
of the family residing In this country, 'the last
Plttsburgera who spoke to the worthy priest on
bis departure from too Union depot were Father
Molyneux and a reporter of Tab Dispatch. He
was then looking very pale and careworn, and he
remarked that he leared his vacation had come
'nraarl I. Cnldwrll.
I'KOvrDENCE, It. t, September S6.-Sarauel L.
Caldwell 1). D., LE. 1)., cx-Uresldent or Vassar
College, died suddenly to-day, after a brief ill
ness, aged 69 years. lie was a native of Newbury
port, Alass. lie was for more than ISyears bastor
or Ihe First Baptist Church at this city, and was
for seven years President of Yassar,
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THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
The Snspielona Man's Dlnner
nt tho Circus Mongolian
The suspicious man dines under difficulties
He sat opposite to me in a restaurant yester
"What say you to fried oystersf said I.
"I say no," said the suspicious man; "they
sort out all the donblful oysters when they are
filling orders for raws, and tho doubtful oysters
have to be used. What easier than to slip them
in among the fried oysters."
Later daring dinner I proposed breaded veal
cutlets, but the suspicious man turned up his
nose, remarking: "You can never persuade
me to eat breaded cutlets. I know if the cook
has an uncertain quantity in the way of veal
he will palm it off as good goods In a coat of
At the circus on Tuesday afternoon, a
Chinaman of unusually green and guileless ap
pearance, attracted some attention. He came
in with the immense crowd, and was carried
with it till he reached a man who was selling
reserved seats. He bought a reservedBeat, but
instead of going into the section which he had
the right to enter, pushed on with the crowd
until he encountered another ticket seller who
was crying, "Reservd seats 50 cents." The
Chinaman calmly paid another half dollar for
a reserved seat Still ho did not seek what he
had bought, but wandered on. A third man
sold him another reserved seat, and then he
walked clear aronnd the ring and sat down
cheerfully in a free seat. He had paid $2 for a
50 cent place, but he did not Enow ic ana he
grieved not. Probably the sights the only
Bamum spread before his bewildered eye more
than repaid him.
"Has the Chinaman any sense of humor?"
asked Mr. Less.
"There's a Chinese laundryman in Allegheny
who has a fine sense of humor," replied Mr.
Much; "be gave me an old shirt darned with
black thread in the bosom and ragged at the
cuff for a brand new one in my laundry to-day."
"When an eccentric freight train distributed
itself over tho Fort Wayne tracks near Agnew
Station on Monday afternoun, thereby bring
ing half a doien express and accommodation
trains, one after another, to a halt above Glen
field, a good many hundred men were thrown
together with nothing in particular .to do to
while away the time.
It was odd to see at this juncture men ad
vanced in years and presumably vested with
wisdom vie with a crowd of boys returning
from the circus in au attack upon an orchard
that lay above the tracks on the hill side. Men
who would not look at a green apple at home
without a sensation of cholera morbus threw
stones at the unripe fruit and ate the round
packages of pain with feverish avidity.
PECULIARITIES OP TRADERS.
Wherein Germans and English Differ In
Handling Indlnn Trade.
Correspondent London Times.
A correspondent of the Times meets tho com
plaint that trade In India and elsewhere is fall
ing into German hands. The truth is, he tells
us, that the Germans are only taking the im
port trade. The export still belongs to us. The
reason is to bo found in the very qualities
which mark the difference between German
and English clerks. To manage a largo export
business, judgment in giving credits and great
power of organization is required. Here the
Englishman easily surpasses the German, and
finds his only formidable rival in the Greek.
To import piece goods, however, into India, and
to sell them to the natives requires "minute
perseverance, industry and willingness to take
trouble about minutiae, and here the German
excels." The Englishman, if he imports, wants
to sell wholesale; the German is not abovo sell
ing his bale or even his piece direct. "The En
glishman may, perhaps, condescend to sell a
bale or to work for 1 per cent profit. The Ger
man is willing to sell a piece, and to make
per cent profit he is willing to waste hours."
In addition to this, the writer of the Times'
letter states that one of tho things which hand
icaps the Englishman in the Import trade is the
social loss of consideration which he suffers if
he engages in retail business. The English
men who go abroad are generally drawn from a
class which holds retail trade in abhorrence,
and carry their prejudices with them. Hence,
if an Englishman takes to selling retail he loses
caste. "He is sailing rather close to the wind
if he sells a single bale, but if he splits the bale
and sells by the piece lie is anathema; he can
not dine with the Consul or play tennis with the
chaplain'B daughters. The result is, he ab
stains from retail trade till wholesale trade ab
stains from him." As a remedy the writer
suggests. "Englishmen who are not deterred by
social influence from selling retail" should go
abroad more largely than they do at present.
If they will do so they will, he declares, prove
"adequate competitors to the Germans now al
most alone in the field." '
PRODUCTS OP BUSY BRAINS.
Inventions on Which Pittsburgers and Others
Havo Secured Patents.
The following patents were granted to West
ern Pennsylvania. Eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia inventors on the 24th day of September.
The list is furnished by O. D. Levis, patent at
torney, 131 Fifth avenue. Pittsburg:
Anchor Lewis and T. Hamilton, Martinsville,
Cheating apparatus; Albert . Dane, Pittsburg,
portable forge; James F. Durkln, Scottdale, au
tomatic car brake; John W. Bookwalter, Spring
field, O., refining Iron; John TV. Bookwalter,
Springfield, O., (2) converting Iron Into steel;
William B. Bradshaw, Lcetonla, O., work holder;
Louis N. Frymlre, "Watsontown, Pa., music leaf
turner: P. J. Gibbons, PIttston, storm apron for
vehicles: Y. J. GIbbs, Tyrone, dumping car;
George W. Goetz, Pittsburg, filtering apparatus;
Kooert W. Hare, Allegheny, two-wheeled vehicle;
E. A. Everson, Toledo, furnace pipe; Charles
Folson, Bellefontalne, O., hold-back fastening:
W. "W. Harter, Arcanum, O., shock compressor;
John Lane, Masslllon, O., Btop-nctlon for reed
organ; James J. McTlghc, Pittsburg, transform
ing heat energy Into motive power; Edward J.
Mlldreu, Ulack Lick, Pa., scoon for clay or ore
mill; J. B. Hotter. Mannlneton. "W. Va., car
coupling: A. W. Paull, Wheeling, lantern guard
frame: Charles H. Heed. Pittsburg, Juice ex
tractor: John F. Bcnnie. Dayton. O., shoe wiper;
William H. Kidgway. Coatsvllle. O.. crane; Fred
erick C. Smalstlg. Allegheny, cigar bunching ma
chine: Charles erner. Canton, O., glass-cutting
machine; Milton Shaeffcr, Canton, O., cake grid
dle; Williams. Birker, Troy, O., fence machine:
S. W. Barr, Mansfield, O,, cash and package car
rier; Jacob Bensinp, Malinta, O.. tile or brick
cutting table; Charles Shartle, Mlddletown, o.,
A TER1TABLE JESSE F0JIER0T.
sOnlr 3 Years Old, nnd I Bound to be
tgFEC.4L TELEGIIAJI TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Indianapolis, September 2ft A peculiar
death occurred to-day. Mrs. Siler has foar
children, which she would Jeave at home
while at her work. Among tho chil
dren Is a 3-year-old boy who, the Coroner
says, is a veritable Jesse Pomeroy. The boy
has a mania for using matches and setting fire
to everything that can bo ignited. He set fire
to his baby sister's clothing and held
a blazing paper to tho infant's face,
burning it so tcrriblv that it died.
whan thA rrnwd had gathered in the bnncn
after tho infant had been burned to death, the
youngster attempted to set flro to the clothing
of a neighbor's little girl, and -was only pre
vented from doing so by force.
"If something is not done with that child,"
remarked Coroner Wagner, "when he gets
older he will be dangerous to be at large."
A fiuaccMion Worth Ilcedinn;.
From the Troy Times. 3 .
Now is a good time for forming reading and
other literary circles or clubs. Young people
can do much by means of such organizations
to make the long winter months intellectually
profitable. In no other way can many persons
be induced to improve their minds to the best
advantage. Association is a great stimulus to
Btudy and investigation.
Qualified to Serve.
From the Chicago Herald. 1
Minnesota has a citizen who has been in a
continuous sleep or three years. Why not
wake him up and use him for aCronin juror?
He has never heard of the case.
They'll Soon Get Used to It,
From the Chicago Hews.l
Many a new theatrical troupe is sow dis
covering how hard it is to be entertaining
while a constable is sitting in a proscenium
Sneczp, General, Sneeze.
From the Springfield (0.) Republic, f
Boulanger doesn't seem to -know that heis
dead, but be Is. The next Umo ho -sneezes his
head will tumble ot '
'.. Afi." c
v?cia ' ? - .
UTAH WAS SNDBBED.
Bit. Washington Society People Kefused to
Represent It Lnst Nlght-at a Fnney Coa.
tame Party General Society News.
A thoroughly national entertainment was the
one given last evening at Mount Washington
Library Hall by ladles Interested is that insti
tution. The curtain joiled up on a very pretty
scene, the stars and stripes forming the back
ground. The thirteen original States were
represented by well-known society ladies. In
the personace of Mrt. Doctor O. W. Sadler
was recognized the District of Columbia. In
well chosen words sho reviewed the hardships
and trials through which the original 18 States
passed, before declaring independence. Con
gratulating them upon their union, she intro
duced one at a time the remaining 42 States in
the order of their admission.
A very pretty idea was that of having the
four new States represented by little girls,
little Lucy Sadler and Adelaide Bridly appear
ing as Washington and Montana; Gerty Heard
and Ella Jones representing the two Dakotas.
Utah was the only Territory absent at this
reunion. It was impossible to find any lady
who would assume that name with the dread
ful curse of Mormoulsm upon it. It Is plain to
be seen Utah would never be recognized in any
way were the ladles handling, the Government
reins. Mrs. Dr. J. E. Miller appeared as God
dess of Liberty In a very handsome costume.
Mrs. Joshua Goldthorpe, in stars .tnd stripes,
represenf ed 'Columbia.
A vast amount of taste and originality was
displayed in the toilets of the ladies who took
gari in mis entertainment. Mrs. Dr. u. w.
adler, as the District of Columbia, wore a
soft white wool gown trimmed with silver and
copied from the picture of a Roman Empress.
Miss Lottie Marland, as Mexico, appeared in
black lace and old gold and with her talr face
presented quite a fetching picture of tbe
Spanish senorata. Miss Emily McMillin, as
Aliska, was dazzling in a dress of cream with
deep green border cape and cap of sealskin
trimmed with icicles.
Miss Emma Williams, as Kansas', wore a cos
tume of white, trimmed with wheat and
sprinkled with grasshoppers. Miss thea Dal
zelL, as Florida, was radiant with tropical
flowers and singing birds. The Key stone btate
was nicely represented by Mrs. Captain Mc
Millin, every item in her toilet having some
special significance. Tbe dress of black allk
opened over a quilted white satin petticoat.
Her bracelets were of iron and steel, necklace
of jet, and a panel of tiny reflectors appeared
as natural gas.
Part second of the programme was composed
entirely of camp scenes and songs- Prominent
young vocalists ot tbe city made it very enter
taining to all, especially Grand Army people.
At the conclusion ot the programme lunch was
served by the ladies in costume. '
AT THE OLD LADIES' HOME.
A Pleasant Reception Given to Visitors at
The reception at the Home for Aged Women
in Wilkinsburgyeaterday was a decided success,
both socially and financially. The Pennsyl
vania road sold excursion tickets at half rates,
and crowds of ladles and gentlemen interested
in the Home made their annual visit to pur
chase some of the attractive articles displayed,
and partake ot the unusually tempting lunch.
The main table was the one containing the
old ladies' work. It was presided over by Mrs.
L. W, Watiand Mrs. Quincy Scott The fancy
work table contained everything that fancy
could invent. Mrs. Samuel Fisher, Mrs. John
Caldwell and Mrs. Brown, assisted by Misses
Dalzell, Caldwell and Miller, had charge Of
The glassware table, under Mrs. Samuel
Fulton, was a very pretty and profitable one.
Lunch was served from 12 until i, and it is esti
mated about 600 people can testify to the ad
mirable manner In which Mrs. Samnel Chad
wick, Mrs. John DalzelLrMrs. Jane Gorman
and Mrs. David Bell controlled that depart
ment. Tbe old ladies of the home were the com
mittee on reception, and they expressed, in tbe
handshake with which theygreeted the visitors,
genuine welcome. The Board of Directors say
it is undoubtedly one of tbe pleasantest enter
tainments ever given by the Home.
A SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT.
Tho Ladles' Aid Society of St. Peter's Church
Have a Good Time.
A happy throng of people, intent upon enjoy
ing themselves, met at the residence of Rev.W.
M. Webbe, 4101 Butler street, last evening. Mr.
Wehhe is pastor of St. Peter's Church, and the
entertainment was under tbe supervision of
the Ladies' Aid Society ot that church. Mrs.
E. C. Cuthbert, President, Mrs, C. Bowersmith
and Mrs. E. A. Armstrong "arranged the pro
gramme, which was a very interesting one, con
sisting of solos, duets and trios, both vosal and
instrumental, besides Beveral pleasing recita
tions. Mr. C. R. Miller was master of cere
monies. At tbe conclusion of the programme sand
witches, cake and coffeo were served and par
taken ot by about 200 people. Alter regaling
themselves with good things the youthf ufmem
bers of tbe company indulged In dancing until
tbe chimes of 12 o'clock sounded. The church
and the Aid Society are both in a very flourish
ing condition, the pastor and people working
together with the determination of extending
their work and influence.
The Olembers of Saratoga Coancll No. 263
Entertain Tbolr Friends.
Saratoga Council No. 282, Jr. O. U. A. M.,
held its first anniversary banquet at Klopper's
Hall, Lawrenceville, last night. The hall was
elaborately decorated with floral emblems and
national flags, and tbe 35 guests who sat down
to the well spread board were admirably pro
The banquet was given partly out of compli
ment to a number of ladies of the ward, who,
during the year had presented tbe council
with a handsome and elegant flag, and partly
in recognition of tho services ot the initiatory
team of Bunbridge Conncil No. 123, by whom
tho Installation of the lodge was affected. I.
W. Brown officiated as M. C. and Fast State
Counselor. Harry Keil, Will C. Evans and
Frank Williams were very happy in their sev
eral speeches. The Council was organized on
September 8 of last year, and its membership
consists of about 270 young men of the Seventeenth-ward.
MISS MONRO'S WEDDING.
The Nuptials Celebrated in St. Peter's
Church Last Evening.
The marriage of Miss Mary M. Monro to Mr.
Henry D. Scully took place last evening at St.
Peter's Church. The bride is the daughter of
George N. Monro, the well known attorney.
The groom is a rising young business man.
Rev. McKay performed tbe ceremony. The
best man was Mr. Harry Dunlap. The ushers
were Mr. "Will Monro and Mr. James Scully,
respective brothers of the bride and groom,
Mr. Will Lemon and Mr. Andrew J. Peck.
The bride's costume was of white silk cut en
tralne, with V shaped waist. A reception was
held at the bride's Darents on South Four
teenth street Immediately after the ceremony.
Floral decorations were furnished by Elliott
and the menu was served by Kennedy.
Herman E. Helt and Miss Sophia L. Brugge
man were married last evening at the German
Evangelical Lutheran Church on North avenue,
Allegheny. The bride is the daughter of Mr. J.F.
Bruggeman, tho well-known contractor and
builder, who resides at No. 45 Poplar street. Mr.
Helt is a young man who learned his trade asa
carpenter with Mr. Bruggeman, and is at pres
ent employed by him. The ceremony was at
tended by many friends and was celebrated by
Rev. J. F. Schuh.
IN A SOCIAL WAY.
Liltlo Bits of Gossip of Interest to Society
Enameled pins in designs of pansies and
forget-me-nots are the rage.
The florists of this city will have an elaborate
display at the Exposition one week from to
day. The jewelers of Pittsburg are authority for
the following: Tho Gipsy ring is becoming
more popular every day.
The wedding of Miss Nettie Card, the daugh
ter ot Mr. Wm. W. Card, of the Westinghouse
Air Brake Company, to Mr. Daniel Agnew
Moore, is announced to take place October 10.
Tbe joungpeoplo are both well known in so
A vert pleasant wedding was that ot Miss
Annie B. Schaub and Councilman Robert
Berry, which took place Wednesday. Miss
Schaub is the daughter of Andrew Schaub,
well known In business circles. Tbe groom is
a rising young politician. Father Joseph Suhr
performed tbe ceremony.
A very pleasant little reception was given
last evening at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs.
Clrules 0. Mellor, In Edgewood. The event
was in honor of Mr. Mellor's birthday, and was
a surprise to him. Jlghteenof his gentlemen
friends were Invited to partake of a sumptuous
repast larnuuea py naan.
OUS MAIL rutJCIL
Chrnp Materials nnd Cheap Houses.
To the Editor or Tbe Dlsoaten I -
In your Saturday's paper was published an
interview with a Fourth avenue real estate
dealer, just returned from Philadelphia, in.
which be gives the impression that Pittsburg
contractors charge about 33 per cent more for
building than the Philadelphia contractor does.
Nowlf the real estate dealer, or the lady who
Is going to send a Philadelphia contractor to
Pittsburg, will submit their plans to Pittsburg
contractors, and will have the work done In the
same manner that a large amonnt Is done In
Philadelphia, I will guarantee they can have it
attheFamencuresand possibly less than from
the Philadelphia contractors.
Four or five years ago a gentleman of this
city, contemplating he erection of quite a
number ot dwellings, and, like many others,
having seen the advertisement of honses for
sale at very low flgures'lmnch less than they
can be built for in Pittsburg), took the writer
to Philadelphia to see tbe houses and get plans
and ideas ot bow to build so cheaply. We vis
ited 40 or 60 and found in the first place that
anything a man can stand In Is called a room.
We found a honse advertised as an ll-room
honse, would mean seven rooms in Pittsburg.
The laundry, bathroom, a closet-room on third
floor and kitchen pantry were counted in order
to make 11 rooms as advertised. A house
that rented at 810 per month we found had only
two fireplaces, ono in the dining room and one
in the library. The balance of the house was
heated from a furnace in the cellar.
Now think of off eting a Plttsburger a honse
at 40 per month, with two fire places! We
also found that tbe houses were all built in the
cheapest possible manner, and you must re
member that Pittsburg houses are among tbe
most substantial and comfortably built houses'
of any city in the United States. After ex
amining the houses and obtaining a large num
ber of plans and the cost in Philadelphia, I
offered to duplicate any of the bouses we nad
examined and build then in Pittsburg for
from 10 to 15 per cent less than they cost in
Philadelphia, providing we were permitted to
use tbe same kind of material and do the work
in the same manner.
I know the Philadelphia contractor is no
smarter or mora economical than his com
petitor In Pittsburg. A perch of stone, a thou
sand brick, a thousand feet of lumber, and a
day's labor cost the same in Philadelphia as in
Pittsburg. There is no possible way of getting
them for less. CONTSACTOB.
Pittsbueq, September 26.
The New Theology.
To the Editor of The DliDatcn:
Rev. Dr. Smith, editor of the Christian Ad
vocate, in talking with a reporter concerning
Mr. Frank's scheme, reported by The Dis
PATCB,of building a rival of Chautauqua, takes
occasion to say some unkind and untrue things
of myself. He says I tried to start a church in
Jamestown, but was disappointed and gave up
the project, when the facts are that my church
has in its society over 500 members, and is as
vital and vigorous a church as any in the city.
He also said that tb e Lakeside School of New
Theology, founded by myself, had been a fail
ure, and I had lost my money in it, etc., where
as I never lost a cent in tbat enterprise, and
my farm in Ohio has not a modern adornment
In tbe shape of a mortgage on it. Dr. Smith
knows tbat the only reason for tbe interregnum
in the school was my sickness, which lasted a
year, and in which my life was despaired of.
And tho reason I expect to resign the pastorate
of my church in Jamestown is tbat my church
there is so large that I am afraid to undertake
tbe work, and have, therefore, come to this
city to organize a church, where, for a time at
least, I will not be under the necessity of
preaching two sermons on the Sabbath.
JAMS! G. TOWXSEITD,
163 North Avbitue, Axucohent, Sep em
Always Bobbing Up.
To the Editor or The Dlspatch.I
Would you Inform me through your paper if
a son born to a Consul, or any representative,
while representing the United States in En
gland or any foreign country, can hold the
office of President? J. M.
McKeespokt, September 2ft
The qnestlon you ask turns up in the ed
itor's mail on an average about 2 times a year,
and sometimes a good deal oftener. Since
there is small probability of any person born
under the circumstances named ever running
for the Presidency, it is hard to understand
why so many are speculating on the subject.
Now, if you aro the son of a Consul and were
born abroad, get yourself elected President
and the Supreme Court will probably decide
whether you can hold tbe office. That Is the
only way to settle the qpestlon. The- Constitu
tion says only "a natural born citizen" can be
President, and that is all it says about It.
Sealing Lottery Tickets Illegal. '
To tho Editor of Tbe Dispatch:
Is it against the State or tbe United Btates
laws to buy or sell lottery tickets?
PITTSBUH&. September 2ft Readeb.
It is against the State law to sell them.
West Fenn Hospital.
To the Editor of the Dispatch!
Where is th West Penn Hospital located?
Apoixo, September 26. C.
In the Twellth ward, Pittsbnrg, near the
head of Twenty-eighth street.
A Meeting of Ihe German-American Tech
nical League nt the Capital.
Wabhikotow, September 21 The regular
business sessions of the convention of German
Americans, known as the German-American
Technical League, was begun in this city at
Edel's Hall to-day. There are about 40 dele
gates present from New York City, Chicago,
Cincinnati, Pittsburg, St. Louis and the Dis
trict of Columbia. Mr. Carlbinder. of Chicago,
presided, and Prof. Francis R. Fava, Jr., of
this city, acted as Secretary.
The annual report of the President was pre
sented to the convention, as was also a report
of the committee styled tbe National Council
of Engineering Works on the bills introduced
during the last Congress by Senator Cullom
and Representative Breckinridge, of Ken
tucky, creating a department ot public works.
The report favored the creation of such a de
partment by tbe Government.
An Interesting Impromptu.
From Harper's Magazine for October.
This rare bit of inspiration was written at
Bellows Falls, Vt., in the summer of 1862 by the
then well-known poet, John G. Saxe. A beau
tiful young lady asked bint for a line in her
autograph for remembrance sake.whemtearing
off the blank half of a note he had just read,
My deareat Sarah
Your sack of thoughts
With thoughts of
For Rarnllsts to Ponder Over.
From the Chester js'ews.
If a railroad gets out of repair it is put in
good condition with all possible dispatch. If
our county roads become impassable we wait
for sun and wind to mend them. And tbat is
why wo have so many bad roads.
From the St. Louis Bepubllc
TheWestlskeepingan eye onHon. Cbanncey
F. Black, of Pennsylvania. After he has been
elected Governor ot that State, he can have
anything else he wants without asking for it.
Underneath tho hanging branches
Of the weeplng-wlllow tree,
Katy and her lover softly
"Whisper words of melody.
Does she give him what be asks for?
May he call her heart hi! own?
Who can tell If fairies cannot?
Who can tell but they lone?
Katy did, Katy dldn't"-
Ilear them calling, calling still,
"While her longing lover lingers.
Hoping, praying Katy will.
Bow tbe flowers bend to listen.
But they cannot hear a word;
While the waving meadow-grasies
Faintly sigh with hope deferred.
AU the fairies of the forest
Wonder '"isltyes, orno?"
But to him alone she telbi It,
In an answer sweet and low.
Hear the voices orthe night
Ever In unceasing murmur
Till the dawning of the light.
Now the stars are winking slyly
And the roses bend their heads,
"While tbe violets, nodding shyly,
Bide within their mossy beds.
Lady Moon, with modest glances,
In her sllv'ry veil is bid.
Giving lot era best of chanrcs,
W hlch they took, as Katy did,
"Katydid, Katy dldnH"
You may hear tbe elan throng.
Through the sllencd of the twilight,
- BlnglBg still thetr summer song.
r-feart Eyttnge, in fudge.
NEW. I0EK NOTE W.
A Pleasant Changs far Ires.
tintw tobk Btnauu sncTiis.i
NKW Yohk; September 3ft Henry 8. Ives
is enjoying to-night the first benefit seeming
to htm from tho disagreement of the jury. Ac
cording to tbe law, confinement iri the Tombs
is unnecessary in the case of a prisoner whose
trial has resulted to 'no verdict Ives was,
therefore, transterred to Ludlow street jH
this afternoon. The change pleases bla. Be
has always disliked the Tombs becaasolti
damp and devoid of tbe comforts which he
bought in his old Ludlow street quarters.
Ires' counsel will sake a motion shortly in the
Eupremo Court for a reduction of his client's
bail, now 9SbO,O0B. Should he secure the re
duction, Ives could easily find among his
friends here bondsmen who would make him a
comparatively free man.
Fortane Favors Two Waifs.
Eighteen months ago Gustav Franz, his wife,
his 12-year-old son and his 10-year-old daughter
Annie came to America from Bruchsaale, Ger
many. Franz was unable to get steady work,
and after a month's struggle with poverty he
died. Six months ago Mrs. Franz fell from a
third-story window and broke her neck. Tbe
two little orphaned Franzes went to lire with
their uncle, Edward Grenlich. Charles Kuntz,
a hoarder in Mr. Greulich's family, took a
fancy to them. Three months ago he took
them out for a walk and never brought them
back. AU Mr, Greulich's efforts to find the
kidnaped children were futile. A few days ago
a letter from Germany informed Mr. Grenlich
tbat the two orphans had inherited 30,080 marks
fronfa relative, l&r. Grenlich told Mr. Gerry's
society about his trouble, and to-day the two
little Franzes were found in Fordham by a de
tective. They were brought to the city and
placed in the care of Mr. Gerry's society, which
will send them home by the steamship Fnldft
next Saturday, so that they may get their little
fortune. Mr. Kuntz, who Is In good circum
stances, is supposed to have kidnaped them so
as to get hold of their inheritance, concerning
which be got an Inkling some time ago.
Miseries of a Messenger Boy.
Two years ago Robert Lockwood, a 16-y ear-old
District messenger boy, fell in love with Nellie
Smith, a laundress, 20 years old. He courted her
in the laundry boilincroom at odd times, whUe
he was supposed to be delivering Western Union
dispatches. Eventually she decided to marry
him secretly, and did it. Lockwood's father,
heard of the clandestine marriage and thrashed
the young bridegroom soundly, and threatened
w .vfv nio uvea u. MUUCIt U1CU kU UTH W1U1
his new wife. The boy see-sawed between his
parents and his wife, trying to keep peace with
both. Three days ago he quarreled with his
father and was turned out of doors. Robert
went to his wife, and she also shut tbe door on
him. Then he got drunk. His wife had him
arrested for abandonment. In court to-day the
smooth-faced lad related his sad two years' ex
perience as a family man. Nellie settled mat
ters by declaring that she would not live with
Rob anyhow. Judge Ford accordingly dis
Aroused the G. A. B. Men.
The prospect that the World's Fair will be
held so near Grant's tomb tbat all creation will
have right under its nose convincing evidence
of how soon a republic forgets its great men
after they are dead, has aroused the G. A. R. in
this dty to make a fresh effort to raise money
for the erection of a monument over the tomb.
Lafayette Post has appointed a committee to
endeavor to perfect a plan, the work to be done
in connection with tbat of the Citizens Com
mittee at present in charge of the Grant monu
ment fund. Grant Post is also moving in the
Progress In a Big Enterprise.
There was a gathering of those interested to
the St. Louis Elevated road project in the of
fices of the British-American Investment Com
pany, on Wall street, to-day. S. F. Scott and
his counsel, M. F. Taylor, and others discussed
the present status of the enterprise. Mr. Tay
lor said that all the m oney needed to make the,
thing a success had been raised. In round fig
ures it was about $8,000,000, but he wouldn't say
where it came from. He thought it advisable
lor the dispatch correspondent to assume
that it was foreign capital. He. spoke of the
solidity of Ladenburg. Thalman & Co., who
negotiated tha loan, nartlenlarlv with thA S3
I man capitalists of Europe, but farther than
tbat ne did not care to go; Mr. Taylor goes to
St. Louis at once, to complete the details of
organizing the company and arranging for the
organization of the construction company. So
says that the Phoenix Bridge Company, ot
Philadelphia, will have much to do with build
ing the seven miles of elevated structure and
the bridges necessary under the charter of the
company. Ithas been decided to use electricity
on all parts of the road.
Mnsle Drives a Dog Crazy.
Ahoy named Murphy, 9 years old, of No. S3
West Twelfth street, was bitten by a dog, the
dog being incited and excited thereto by a Ger
man band, which, without giving any previous
warning, suddenly began playing "Where Did
You Gat That Hat?" The dog had an ear for
real music, but he could not stand both tbe
tune and the band at the same time, so he be
gan to fly round and do the mad dog act.
Young Murphy's wound was cauterized. The
dog, a fox terrier, belonged to Mrs. Stevens of
No. 56 West Twelfth street, and had a body
servant in the shape of a colored man. When
the dog began to get excited the colored man
ran precipitately down the street, and neither
he nor the dog has been seen since.
REINARD ON A E0PE.
A Rending Mnn Succeeds In Lassoing a
Largo Gray Fox.
Reading, September 28. Anthony FeyL. of
1134 Cotton street, endoavorea to lasso an ani
mal, supposed to be a dog, that bad fallen Into
amine hole near the Mount Penn Gravity
Railroad. Night coming on he abandoned tbe
undertaking until this morning, when, after
much difficulty, ho succeeded to drawing tho
It proved to be a gray fax of unusually large
size, which escaped as the rope was being re
moved from it
The Trnmt Yolo HoIId.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser .1
If the peripatetic citizens of New Jersey,
better known as the tramps, were permitted to
vote next election, who can doubt that 'they
would be unanimous for GrubbT
Just tbe Same as In Other States,
From the Boston Herald.l
General Burd Grubb is worth $6,000,000, and
money counts in New Jersey politics.
Bonlnnger'a Great Feat.
From the New York World.l
General Boulanger's most striking feat seems
to be defeat.
Johx Jones, a Norristown hunter, has shot
with a small riflo an Owl-sbaped bird of bright
yellow and white tints, with a face like a
monkey, and an inkmark on its breast re
sembling a heart. He will kill and staff it.
Thomas Pattoit, of Deep Creek Valley.
Bchuylkill county, owns the largest raccoon to
that vicinity. If a tramp attempts to enter the
premises a gleam of the animal's teeth is
enough to dissuade him.
Db. Spencbb TitOTfEB,prof essor of Natural
History in Swartbmore College, has obtained
tbe carcass of a full-grown female gorilla, and
tne classes will soon commence work dissecting
and studying it,
A Tuae bearing peaches of an unknown
variety and ofprodigi6us size some of them ten
Inches in diameter grows in tbe yard of Chris
tian Stouffer, at Chambersburg.
WiT.x,iAsiNiCEXlisthe proprietor of a 5
cent store in Butler.
SAsroxr. kaottman, a York county tobacco
grower, has some leayes over five feet long.
A PnxiJLDEij'HiA'inventor is busy on a
street car floor,- comprising slats laid crosswise
on two 'endless-robber bands, tbat revolve as
the car moves, and gradually roll the people up
to the front
A Jefferson coohtt, O., ben has hatched
oat S6 cbickens daring the summer and it bow
sitting on IB egs. -
i. . a
, A WHEEUKG'manoe.nEht a mouse-with
foar ears la a trap ia hfe staretM other j, -
After October 1 tfce Tresest seWers'
paywtthe 27 centimes a day.orafcJHIsOTer S
A, ten-foot rattleesake was klUed by
Captain Frank Hyatt, of Charleetea, a O, tho
other day. '
. It is now thought tfeat elewdVs wool
clip this year will beat the best previa record
by over a million pounds.
Priaee Louis de Bofeee, ose et fere
jnost of Austrian sportssea, sst Ws tt,WMh
buck on September 12 at Chaaewiek.
A man living near Garden Citv. Km..
has a pallet wMch was. hatebed last April,
which is bow tbe mother of tea ofeteksas.
Cornell "University opeaed a Hew year
yesterday with L0 students la all, the maher
of lady ftudeots showing a largo iaerease.. s
John CoaBer, of Saul t Ste. Marie, has a
cat which has seven legs and tight paws,wMsi
one bead, three distinct jaws, and to oomBlate
tbe combination it baa two tails. -,
While a company- of men were werfcig
the road a few miles east1 of ShelbyviUe, Mew,
they discovered a dee of htaek ssakes, on. a
bluff of tbe creek, aad killed 6 of then that,
averaged fross three to five feet felesgtk. "
Captain Xawler, tbe daring Americas
who crossed the Atlantic la a oookleeaeH eat
boat, u d was prepartBjf for a oraise ansae! tfea "
world, has bees roefeed ef Me beae-tt ter.;
The state of the gem market saay be
thus described: The nriea of smainlis uutt
rubies is yearly ni?rxUur
T'lsasLgk'Ls's&tsBal asskcal S
white nearli arn nnt MttisM aamv
pearls hare been- inrrraji-t. -- tn ----
for the last four or five years (a fascitis si-'
most Impossible to supply the deasadfer shea.
CoL Shepard is trying anew style a.
coach on Fifth avenue, New York, set esHka
those run by tbe company in Central Park. It
holds 13 passenger, and is high sasscs to per
mit a tall man to stand up Inside wHaeat seri
ous discomfort. The driver sits uader a hood.
If the coaoh shall work well there wH be others
for winter use.
At tlje foot of Sand MoaBtsia, Ala
bama, there Is a large box bearing the tescrip.
tlon: "Drop a coin to the slot aad draw out
whisky at tho rata of 12 a gallon." This auto
matic bar Is known as "a blind Meer. Too
man who war arraigaed for raaalag this box
barroom escaped eeavietlozi. as It was Impos
sible to prove his ownership.
Persons visiting Cased Island, Me., last
t fashioned windmill might seed forth is a rale.
week heard a sound like that whtem aaoM
They went to the south side of the island.
where they witnessed the aaloaissiag sight of a
pitched battle betweea a sea gaBaadaarcw.
fThA frrav bird wnn. "knAAlrlaA- tiut nnig ut a
badly" that he was easily cap4are4-by8e
ino visiters. "jl
M A .... T.B..MM .wLm
M,h OiMI WUMBnJi HBO lIIHB
her 96th birthday anniversary oa Mea4a,a? ?'
her home In Tottetmlie. S. L, is the widow of
Major Journeay, who was a veteran of the war ,.;
oiiaii onecas rectoea on atatem jstaaa tm ;
her life, and has not been to New York rai
mI1m.1 .Ml. I. AWA AC AA-A Ol A
.MU.OTMA Hn IU UIU AU JBtUO- I3BS Mm B10X
quite active, and is able to read aad write with
out using glasses.
Parties who were diggiBg fete aa oW
Indian mound at Southerlaad's Bte, 13
miles from, Darlen, Ga, dfeeeveieel aa old
earthea patwhieh contained potilaod Tinman
bones aad a skull. The taetfewetesttt la
place and were is good coaattiea, net- beast
decayed to the least, Tbe bones are supposed
to hare bees, those of soma Indies warrior,
who was buried there when he mart-Ms trip
to the happy hunting grouada,
Mayville, IT. ?., has tbe oMeet appli
cant for a pension la the country. If sot la the
world. His name is PhiIot3 rant. He is la bis
102d year. Is as straight as aa arrow; aad
has good eyesight- Until reeeatly ho hasbeea
able to do a good day's work, but owieg to as
accident is unable to perform sanaal labor,
and has applied through the County Clerk far
a dependent pension. He la a veteran ot tee
war of 1812 aad tho Mexican war. aad hie rated
is clear and he can talk intelligently opea most
subjects. He is undoubtedly the oldest sua to
GiddyMioajah Ghaaaee, only 80 years
old, living to Marios, Iboa, has bees foaad
guilty of trifling with the tender aaTeesiefis .of
Rachel McGill Cox, a buxom widow aged 58,
and ordered to make reparation by paysseat1 of
$2,090. According to tho statement of a.
plaintiff. Grandna Miealah said bar
attention for a eessideraala Barfed aaet
i asked aer to Burry- nlm. She eonaai
iher aged lover subseqaeathr eaaBged
- TMn?T- T0 i3r X?rw
ana alter several postponements nensMsitaTuB
fulfill his part of the contract &--"
A cast-steel gun, weighing 335 tees," has
just been shipped by Messrs. Krupp from Haas
burg for Cronstadt. The caliber .of the gun is
13K inches, the barrel is 40 feet to length. "The
range of the gun is over 11 miles aad It will are
two shots per minute, eaoh shot costing be
tween $1,20 andSLSOO. At tbe trials ot tho .
Sin held In the presence of Russian officers at '
eppen, the range of the Bases firm, the pro
jective, four feet long aad weighing" 1,860
pounds, and propelled bya charge of 780 pounds
of powder, penetrated 19 laches of armor,
and wentL313 yards beyond the target. The
gun is the largest to existence.
A queer phase of railway industry Is a
railway tie nursery near the own of Earling- i
ton, Kan., lb the southern part of the State. It
Is the largest artificial plantation of forest "
trees In North America aad Is owned by the
Southern Pacific The different section have
been planted, respectively, two, four and six
years. One-fourth 1 planted with theallanthus.
the rest with catalpas and a few white ash.
Those first planted are atJoat 26 feet in height!
the last about 12. Some of the taller are about
seven inches through the stem. There are to
all about 8,000,000 trees to full vigor on these
plantations. Out of these trees will come the
railway ties of the future.
The peculiar methods of a voodoo doctor
practicing at Madison, Ga., are thus described!
When he begins his practice on a patient he
gets a pot and fills it with water and roots and
puts it on the fire to bolL While the water
boils he gets out to the floor and shakes him
self and says: "I'm a buzzard, Pm a crow, I'm
an eagle, Pm a king fisher," then goes over a
lot of unintelligible incantations. He then
makesthe patient look into the potot bollisa:
water nntil he can see tho one who trieked
him. The patient is visited frequently at
night. The pot with roots and medlcteeais
boiled and the patient must undergo a
thorough rubbing with the contents ot the pot;
while the doctor, doing the rubbing, goes over
BUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
Critical Who do you think is our great
est American playwright?
Kverdler-The greatest American play-rlght?
Why, going out between acts. Tfm.
Bobley There goes a man who lives
hlzher than some of our most noted millionaires.
Wlgglns-Who Is he?
Bobley Janitor of a 14-story office building-.
Elsie (who has been playing some dance
music for the entertainment of Cousin Tom) l)o
you play anything, Tom?
Cousin Tom (from the West) Only aJUUa
'Tis belter after all, we think,
' That May and Jane and Hannah
Should practice law and medicine
And not on the plannah.
Sew Xork Commercial Advtrttttr.
' ATTEB THE YACATKW. '
Once more he's fonnd the maid unkind," ,
And though she was a hammer
He doesn't care, be taints he'll And " '
A better one nextsumaec. Jvdge.
It Makes a Difference. Mrs. Brown
Keep still, Willy. Ifton'tmake such a fuss over
having my hair brushed.
Willy Brown-Neither would J, mv If 1 was
handling the brush. Puck. ,
Collector Mr. "Eankin says he can't be
bothered to send me to see you every week about
tbat little bill.
Customer My compliments to Mr. Rankin, and
tell him every other week wilt do Just as welL
He Should Change His Diet The President-!
don't feel very well to-day, I must have
eaten something tbat hurt me.
Benny Wasn't it your wprds, grsndpaf I heard
a man say tbat you had been eating u
since election. Puck.
Quite Another Matter. Trevelor lean t
seehowyoucan write legibly with the ,,e"
rolllnjtaad tasslns; about like this, xourwue
will never be able to read your letters. , .
Coppe-Oh, bless youl I'm not wri ting tossy -wife.
Ho, indeed! I'm writing in article fortae
Eastern Speculator Who is lhat naaa oa v
fh mnnrtTnantT .
Clttiea (of ModTflle. Northern, 4i
that's wee-rge wasfliagwa-, iuo r -
aA All nul V&AW ... .-aa .
Efestera Boeestaler-Ab, I see. aadithey.pat
htm f there te get seme pointers Be real
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