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PITTSBURG, SUXDAY. SEP. 29, 18S9L
BIDDING FOB A GEEAT MABKET.
It is not merely hospitable, but timely
from a business standpoint, that the pricci-
v pal cities of the United States, Pittsburg
incl.-d, are preparing to give a hearty
v vrel-rie to the visiting delegations from
South America. But to suppose that when
this is done everything in view ha been ac
complished, is to hug a singular delusion.
Our South American friends will of course
enjoy the trip; they will marvel much at
what they see, reciprocate the compliments
of the season, and return with the fact well
forced on their minds that the United
States is a busy, rushing place.
How to sell our goods to them is, how
ever, a larger problem. The business men
of Pittsburg and of every other city which
entertains them must move on Congress for
a regular steamship line to South America
ia the first instance. "When that is done,
they will have to send live, active agents to
study the wants of the people and to drum
up trade. Then they will find it profitable
to produce articles specially fitted to the
British and German manufacturers and
merchants are now working up the foreign
fields with an energy never known before.
They have got the means of regular trans
portation and they have!their agents on the
ground. The United States, on the other
hand, has the advantage of proximity, of
resources for manufacturing and of superior
ingenuity, once other conditions are made
equal. The most vital part of the pro
gramme rests with Congress. This country
is now fairly awake to the advantages of
trade with South America; and if occasion
is taken by every city to express this per
ception when the delegates come along, by
passing resolutions urging Congress to take
steps for steamship communication, the leg
islators will not disregard the universal ap
peal. With adequate facilities for trans
portation, trade on a great scale would soon
CAPTAIK JONES' DEATH.
The unexpected death of Captain "W. B.
Jones, from the injuries inflicted by the
bursting of the blast furnace at the Edgar
Thomson "Works, last Thursday, will be a
subject of regret everywhere, and will be
felt with especial keenness at Braddock.
Captain Jones had long held the chief exec
utive position at the great works which lorm
that industrial community, and his energy,
public spirit and ability in managing the
army of workmen under his charge, had
earned the confidence and admiration of all
who knew him. The anxiety which had
been caused by the first news of the accident
,-liad been allayed by the reports of his tavor-
able progress; and the fatal result will be
felt with additional poignancy by those
whose hopes for his recovery had been re
vived. The loss to the people of Braddock
is one that will not be easily replaced.
TEE ELDING MASTEES' VEEDICT.
It is rather difficult to decide whether the
- formal citation by a New Xork newspaper
of various riding masters of that city, who
all express the opinion that the occupation
of a part of Central Park for the World's
, 3fair would be destructive to their interests,
as making it unpleasant for ladies to ride
in the park, is more amusing or more exas
perating. It is possible that the instructors
in the menage comprise those who are able
-to express broad and valuable views upon
questions ot public policy. But it is evi
dent that if there are such members, they
certainly should be able to rise beyond the
level of deciding the question on the test of
increases business for themselves or the con
trary. There is also something at once
tunny and finical in the proposition that the
crowds which would assemble in order to
observe an exposition of the industries of all
nations, will be of the common and vulgar
character which would be abhorrent to the
delicate sensibilities of the ladies who
patronixe the riding masters of Kew York.
The indications are that, neither riding
masters, nor any other class of business will
be troubled with the "World's Pair, in New
York. A city whose leading newspapers
appeal to the professors of eqnitation for
verdict upon public enterprises, is not an
The sentence of the young man, Harry
Plann, yesterday, to five years in prison for
'embezzling bank funds, while, as the Court
stated, the minimum prescribed by law, is,
nevertheless, sufficient to teach as salutary
a lesson as if the term had been made a
longer one. It was impossible to overlook
the gravity of the case, or to regard only the
picas for mercy, though for these, too, there
was some foundation. Flann's years he
li&d not yet reached his majority and all
the circumstances of his offending, raised
ike question whether he had ever given his
-peculations much thought beyond arnronri-
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ating the money which came to his hand,
spending it foolishly and exercising some
ingenuity in staving off discovery. If
morally able to perceive the difference be
tween the right and wrong of his proceed
ing, he seemed to have been singularly en
dowed with mental incapacity to perceive
the sure consequences of his actions, or most
strangely indifferent to them.
But while youth and inexperienceare hu
manely taken into account in such cases, as
Judge Acheson took them into account in
Plann's case yesterday, even the minimum
sentence, with the incidental suffering which
the young man has undergone and must yet
bear, should surely be enough to serve as a
warning to those who, holding positions of
fiduciary trust, are tempted to forget the
ownership of the moneys under their hands.
It is creditable to the tens of thousands of
very young men all over the country who
are thus placed that it is rather seldom than
otherwise that those who figure in court
come from their number. Defalcations and
embezzlements, rather more usually, the
records would show, are the offenses of those
of maturer years, when the pressure of cir
cumstances, the avaricious hope of success
by speculation or the desire to keep up an
appearance of fashionable living, working
on men of weak will and insufficient prin
ciple, tempt them to their ruin. Youth is
generally buoyant, hopeml, even confident
in the prospect of at least reaching fair suc
cess by honest, patient industry.
In these days it is often argued that the
temptations to young men are more numer
ous than ever before; but if this be at all
true, it is not less true that the business re
wards for fidelity are also greater.
THE SUFBEHE BENCH APPOINTMENT
The announcement that Hon. "W. H. H.
Miller is to go on the Supreme Bench comes
lrom the other partner of the late Indian
apolis law firm besides those engaged in giv
ing and receiving that important appoint
ment. It may therefore be considered as
This permanent provision for the Presi
dent's partner, who, before the election, was
scarcely known to the general public, will,
of course, stimulate the jeers of the opposi
tion press at the good fortune which waits
on tne President's personal connections.
Yet it is admitted that Mr. Miller has made
one of the most creditable members of the
present Cabinet, and certainly upon his ele
vation to the Supreme Bench his abilities are
more widely known and his national reputa
tion more clearly established than was the
case with the present Chief Justice at the
time of his appointment by the previous ad
ministration. The ' appointment would be a very com
mendable one, if it were not for its repeti
tion of the old illustration as to the force
which places successful corporation lawyers,
nearest in the line of succession to the high
est judicial honors.
BACLNG TO BTJIN.
It is said that Belford, Clarke & Co., the
publishers, attribute their failure to re
printing English novels at a steady loss.
They say that they were forced in self
defense to reprint English trash because
other firms did it. If this really is the
reason of their failure, Belford, Clarke &
Co. are well out of business of any kind. A
little boy might be pardoned for saying that
he threw mnd on his clothes because he saw
other boys do it, but among men of business
such an excuse is simply ridiculous. In
cidentally it is a strong argument for an in
ternational copyright. For if American
publishers could not steal the works of En
glish authors, a favorite road to ruin would
be closed to them.
Absurd as the publishers' argument is,
and untenable as it must always be, we have
heard it advanced by presumably intelligent
men before. Railroad officers are still fond
ot declaring that they are forced to cut rates
to a ruinous degree because other railroads
have done so. "We have heard of a glass
manufacturer who cut his prices till they
did not cover cost even because a competitor
persisted in selling his product at a profitless
price. So the Chicago book publishers have
set their presses to turning out thousands of
books they could not sell because equally
foolish men in the same trade were enamored
with the same will-o'-the wisp. Such a
game of "follow my leader" to ruin is
TWO TBTJSTS OPPOSED.
Two features of the past week deserve
public notice, both for their peculiar char
acteristics and for the bearing which they
have upon a possible solution of the trust
The first is the fact that the people of St.
Louis, aroused by rumors of the beer trust,
which is to control the output of beer in
this country, and put up the price of
schooners, have organized competition of
their own. They will brew their own beer
to supply their own demands, and thus at
at once keep down the price of beer and
maintain the size of the schooners. The
one thing that arouses the independence of
the St. Louis people is an attack upon their
beer. Coal trusts, Standard Oil trusts, Cot
ton Seed Oil trusts, and other means of con
trolling the staples of food and light, are
passed by with general denunciation in St.
Bonis; but when St. Louis beer is touched,
specific measures are taken to preserve com
petition. The example is also of value as showing
how easily competition may be brought into
the field against the trusts, unless they have
some special lever, such as railroad dis
crimination, the possession of patents, or the
control of a limited production, in order to
choke off new competition. This is again
illustrated in the case of the watch combin
ation and its endeavor U crowd out of ex
istence a watch manufacturing company,
which refused to belong to the trust. The
entire trade was at first concentrated in the
work of freezing out the refractory concern.
But there were no means of preventing the
competing establishment from organizing
its own agencies and establishing its own
jobbing houses, and it has prospered under
the attacks upon it, until the watch com
bination is now definitely announced as
having gone to pieces.
It is worth while to set it down as a prime
factor in the solution of the trust problem,
that unless the combinations have some
special hold, by which they are able to pre
vent their competitors from entering the
field with them o'n equal terms, every at
tempt that they make to exact undue prices
from the public will simply offer a premium
for the establishment ot new and effective
WHEN THE WOELD'S AN EAE.
Count Thomas A Edison says thai the ,
time is coming when the world will be oe ,
gigantic ear. The universal use of tht (
phonograph will bring this about The u
wonderful machine that records sound and
reproduces it will be taxed with a tremed'
dous task. Nothing like it has ever been
known in the world befoie. Werethe
phonograph possessed of life and tbe sensi
bilities of man it would be entitled to pit
There will be many remarkable reveL'
tions of human character when the day of
the universal phonograph shall arrive. The
scandalmongers everywhere will be brought
into full publicity. It will no longer be
safe for the cowardly backbiter to vent his
malace in conversation. The woman who is
given to sowing the seed of dissension
among her neighbors will no longer scatter
gossip in secrecy. And some who are sup
posed to be silent will be given a name for
noise. "Who shall escape in that day?
Surely Senator Quay, say some, for he seems
always to be preparing for the phonograph's
coming. Perhaps it will be found that even
he knows how to talk when circumstances
are appropriate. A great many new voices
will be found, and sincerity will prove to be
a rarer quality than anyone dreamed of.
Some will hail the era with gladness.
The gentlemen, in politics generally, who
have already earned tho fame of being all
mouth will be delighted to have tne world
all ear. The world will fill their ideal then.
The persecuted poet will no longer stand in
awe of the editor's boot. He will murmur
his soul's imaginings by the wayside
wherever he goes, and the world will Know
him whether it wants to or not. The un
happy beings eternally haunted with griev
ances will have plenty of opportunity to air
them. It will be a happy day for cranks of
all sorts when all the world is an open ear.
The proposition of an eminent bankef to
have the Government coin the maximum of
54,000,000 of silver monthly, and retire the
legal tender circulation with it expresses
the passionate desire of some people to take
away the currency that the people want
and to force them to use that which they do
not want. That is the only way to explain
the appearance of a New Yorker with a pro
position to lower the standard of values
over 25 per cent.
THEcornerer is at work in the English
cotton marketj and speculation is be-mud-ling
the operation of legitimate busi
ness. Let us hope that the manipulators
will get their fingers burned as severely as
they deserve in which case they will never
handle any more corners.
TnE people who are negotiating 5150,000,
000 to 5170,000,000 mortgages on railroads
in this country should take notice, that two
balloonists in Europe have had falls recently,
and the shock killed them.
It is pleasant to learn that the Collector
of New York is going to deal out scant con
siderations to a glass blower, who, when he
first came to this country, swore that he did
not come under contract, and afterward,
upon quarreling with his employer, turned
around and swore differently. The industry
of running perjury on double turn is not so
much needed in this land that we need im
ported labor for it.
The intention of Mr. Labouchere to
come over to the United States and write up
our foibles and infirmities, will justify the
interviewers in carrying out their usual
policy of doing exactly the same thing by
Labby before be has been in the country for
The statement that "Private Dalzell's
chances of office are disappearing" is calcu
lated to raise anxious inquiries as to how
that can disappear which never put in an
It IS thought that ihe baseball champion
ship will be settled by the Pittsburg gamesr
thir week, which, the baseball cranks aver,
"places Pittsburg in a proud and significant
position." It cannot place her hired cham
pions in any prouder position than that of
second place lrom the bottom; and the sig
nificance of that position must be rather de
structive of their reputation for playing
PrVE years' imprisonment in the case of
young Flann for stealing $36,000 and losing
it, is not unduly severe; but it involves .he
wonder as to what would be an adequate
sentence for th more successful operators
who have stolen millions and kept them.
The transmission of water power by
electricity promises an important and novel
development ot industry for those locali
ties that have plenty of water power.
A complaint is heard from the Hon. J.
S. Clarkson that he has to work twenty-six
hours a day. The wholesale progress of the
work of decapitating Democrats has created
an impression that the Hon. J. S. Clarkson
was putting in about fifty hours of work
daily. But he does not do it upon compul
sion. The belief is that Mr. Clarkson is in
the business jnstfor the fun of the thing.
Allegheny's determination to locate
its electric light plant in the old armory
building on Marion avenue instead of in
the parks, is decidedly wiser than to use
park property for other purposes than that
to which it was dedicated.
Beally, however, after the things that
Tanner had said, it is hard to perceive any
thing in that letter to Dalzell that required
suppression on his account
The Chicago clergymen are announced to
have a discussion pending as to whether there
really is a personal devil or not The ques
tion was supposed to be settled, in this
country at least. The highest Governmental
authority is prepared to ask how on any
other hypothesis than that that of a real
lively personal Prince of Evil, the pension
business ever got into its present muddle.
A Kentucky paper thinks it a singular
thing that a river's head is not nearly as
big as its mouth. Not at all. That is
merely a quality which establishes the claim
of the rivers to a leading place in politics.
It is asserted that the main spring of
the Watch Trust is broken. At all events
there does not seem to be any doubt that it
has run down.
The stoppage of the State work at Johns
town while dead bodies are still being taken
from the debris permits us to indulge in
some salutary reflections on the results of
refusing to take the obvious course of call
ing together the appropriating power and
securing money enough to do the work
"We are pained to observe that the emi
nent Mr. Depew has misled the good Colo
nel Shepard into publishing a quite too
realistic description ot the performances of
the Turkish dancing girls at Paris.
The Bepublican leaders who are falling
outside the breastworks of State conventions,
this year, indicate an alarming list of
The Hoosier incumbents of foreign con
sulates are having a hard struggle with the
effete powers. Between Parisian policemen
and London tailors their experience is
likely to make them wish themselves back
at the congenial labor of organizing the
voters of fhe hoop-pole regions.
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THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
A Cnso of Mistaken Identity When the
Wind Whistles Odds nnd Ends and a
Voice From Ohio.
"You observed, didu't you, that that rather
haughty-looking lawyer who passed us asecond
ago did not bow to me?"' a friend asked me
yesterday as we walked down Diamond street
I said I bad noticed that tbe lawyer in ques
tion seemed unconscious of being in the vicin
ity of greatness.
"Well," continued my friend, "that lawyer
bowed to me most obsequiously for over a
year. 1 did not know him, from the side ot a
red barn, but as he dressed well and carried
with him enough dignity to equip two dozen
peacocks, I accepted his homage and returned
the salute until one day we met In the Du
quesne Hotel. As became a person of his call
inn. he was attending to his dnty at tbe bar,
when a friend of mine took mo over to intro
duce me to him. He saw us coming, and put
ont his hand in a deferential sort of way to
me. I took it wonderingly, and my friend asked
the lawyer: 'You know this man, do you?'
" 'Oh, yes,' be replied, '1 have had the honor
of Mr. 's acquaintance for some time.'
"I was crestfallen at once, for the lawyer had
named a very prominent statesman of this city.
I explained of course, and then it was tho
lawyer's turn to look and feel uncomfortable.
He has revenged himself and wiped ont all his
former bows by looking clean through me
whenever we have met since."
WHEN THE -WIND WHISTLES !
1 ought not to doubt you, but time is a thief
All summer yon wooed, and now I am won
You will not deceh e meto die I'd as lief
We've loved many days, but tho summer is
Say, when the wind whistles, as whistle it will,
Will you think of me, sweetheart? Be true to me
Last night as 1 gazed at the star-sprinkled sky,
The day of our parting 1 pictured again;
I heard the wheels rolling, I heard your goodby.
And the thought camo a-flylng on pinions of
O when the wind whistles, as whistle It will,
O will be be true to me? lie true to me still?
When tho winter winds whistle and snow's over
Will the roses of summer, the spot where1 they
Tne garden, the woods, and the old-faslfoned
Come back to your heart with the girl tlnf you
O when the winds whistle, as whistle they will,
Will you think of me, sweetheart? Be true to me
U may ev'ry snowflafce that falls be a ghost
From tbe white rose I gave you, to bring back
You held me and told me you loved me the most,
And with me forever you promised to stay.'
O when the wind whistles, as whistle it will,
Will you think of me, sweetheart? Be true to me
What a remarkable lot of people must be
the friends of George Meredith, who ire so
indignant because, in a recently pubished
book it is declared that tbe novelist is cf En
glish peasant parentage. One of these fiiends
states in an American magazine that as a mat
ter of fact George Meredith is descended from
a line of Welsh princes. Welsh princes, are
preferable to a good many other kinds of roy
alty as forefathers, but if there existed any
way of arranging such matters I should think
every intelligent man wonld rather havs the
blood of a peasant In his veins than a prince's.
'As a matter of fact, the peasant blood of
England is the purest obtainable then, and
after all, clean blood Is better than blue blood
any day. From tbe works of his brain It Tould
seem that Georgo Meredith has untainted
Women were fond of writing postscrirts to
their letters even in Shakespeare's time. Those
of you who were fortunato enough U see
"Twelfth Night" played at the Opera House
this week, doubtless noticed that in the latter
written by Maria to delude poor Malvolio Into
believing that Viola loved him, she set the
worst trap of all in the postscript It was the
postscript that bade him smile continually.
Very seldom does such a chance to enjoy so
many great entertainments on one day occur
as last Monday and Tuesday offered. I know
of a young man of Qreensburgwho came to the
city on Monday morning early. He went to tbe
Exposition direct from tbe cars, and stayel
there till 1 o'clock, when be went uptown to
dinner. After transacting a little business be
went to tbe ball game and saw the Allegbenles
trim up the Indianapolis team. Returning to
town, he supped at a hotel, and, after enjoying
a cigar, went to Barnum's circus. He did not
stay all through the performance, but returned
in time to see about half of "The U. & Mail"
at tho Bijou. Then, not being a hoc:, he went
A VOICE FHOM OHIO.
1 don't care a cent for the Preslden t, .
Or the chiefs of his Cabinet;
I want it to be quite evident
That I am running yet.
For Foraker, Foraker, Foraker I'm,
And I mean to get there every time.
O Tanner' s told a tale to me.
It will not do to quote.
But a hint is good enough you see
To catch the soldier vote.
For Foraker, Foraker, Foraker I'm,
And I mean to get there every time.
I'll teach the party, high and low,
It's slight to me to rue.
For President I'll run, you know,
In eighteen ninety-two.
For Foraker, Foraker, Foraker I'm,
And nobody else until that time.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Ex-Queen Isabella ot Bpain recently won
40,000 francs on a horse race.
Mb. Carter, the Hawaiian Minister to this
country, will leave Honolulu for Washington
President SEiXYE,of Amherst College,
will sail for Europe in a few days, accompanied
by bii daughter.
Prince Albert Victor will return from
India, whither he goes this fall, by the way of
China, Japan and Canada.
Little King Alexander of Servia is mneb
impressed with a sense of bis own dignity. He
can scarcely write three lines on any topic
without using the expression "L the King."
The Bev. George Washington, who styles
himself "Eldest Representative of the Durham
Branch in England," writes to a London jour
nal, urging English collectors of documents
illustrating the career of General Washington
to organize themselves into associations to pre
serve tbe papers collected, and meet from time
to time to compare experiences and exchange
Speaking of Tsin Kwo Ying. the now Chi
nese Minister to this country, a Washington
correspondent says:" Mr. Tsin, the new arrival,
is a small, wiry, alert man, arbitrary to the
point of tyranny so much so that bis subordi
nates in tbe party quake at tbe sound of his
voice and have bad a nervous time on their
long journey. In tbis be is a marked contrast
to large-framed, calm-browed, affable and
really charming Minister Chang, whose impend
ing departure everyone regrets."
The German Emperor is fond of variety
even in such small matters as his daily bread.
Thus he takes for breakfast a small white loaf,
tho top of which is powdered over with salt,
and which, accordingly, goes by tbe name of
salt-bun. Its cost is 1 penny. After it he con
sumes a balf-penny bun, known as tbe "Lucca
eye." For his sandwiches he requires yet an
other kind of bread, made of the finest Vienna
flour, and baked till the outside, which Is after
ward cut off. Is quite black. Price, 1 penny.
At dinner, with the soup, so-called "broth
sticks" are served. They are made after an
Italian recipe, which is the secret of the court
bakers, and their value is a balf-penny apiece.
EIGHTY THOUSAND FREE CIGARS
And Ale nnd Porter by the Barrel for the
Use of tho Knights.
tSrZCXU. TIIJtOBAX TO THB DISPATCH.
Washington, September 28. Eighty thou
sand cigars for public distribution are among
tbe purchases of tbe exedrsion committee of
the Grand Conclave of Knights Templar. It
is estimated that nearly 8,000 people will occupy
sleeping cars at tbe railroad stations. One of
the Chicago commanderies has bad tbe interior
of its hotel car changed so as to admit of
Jutting in a barrel of ale and a barrel of porter
t Is farther improved by tbe addition of
shelves for the accomodation of champagne
Private Secretary Halford said to-day that
the President would take pleasure in reviewing
I, HO uicunbu cUAUS MtMU BMUU AVUl- IJIO
YY U tO XXQUBB.
WORK OP GOOD WOMEN.
What tbe Women's Christian Society Is
Doing Homes Established for Poor
Girls An Organization Known Far and
Twenty-two years ago in this then Smoky
City a little company of 200 ladles filled with
tbe desire to do something for the elevation of
the human race, met and discussed the most
feasible plan upon which to operate. While
tbey were still in doubt about wbat line to pur
sue the Mayor of Allegheny, In a conversation
with one of them, told of a sad
case of two destitute girls whs had
come in from tbe country to And employment,
and after spending days in a vain search had
asked to be placed in a cell with the city
prisoners. This was an inspiration, and one of
the ladies said a home' for women is what we
need a temporary home where any woman in
distress may be sheltered, and fed until em
ployment can be found.
Then was organized the Woman's Christian
Society of the twin cities a society that is
noted all over the United States for its great
work. Sister societies from all large cities
write to Mrs. F. K. Brunot, tuo President, in
quiring tbe particulars of their mode ot work
that gives such satisfactory results.
The mother branch, as it is called, was the
Temporary Home, established 22 years ago,
and every year since the family has been in
creased with the addition of one child, or a
Helping Poor Women.
Tbe temporary Home is located at 929 Penn
avenue, and In It any woman who Is in need of
assistance, by going before a committee, can
find as the name indicates, a temporary home.
Intoxicated women are even take care of,
but women who are thoroughly and system
aticallv nicked are not admitted, on account of
the influence tbey have on the other inmates.
This branch was not complete, however, until
four years later, when a permanent Home was
established. It filled a long-felt want. Tbe idea
in thi3 Home was to receive and care for girls
wno maue iaise steps, it is now located at jn o.
133 Locust street, and any poor, unfortunate
girl can go there. During the time they remain
at the home they learn everything pertaining
to housekeeping, so that when they commence
acain the battle ot lite tbey are prepared to
earn good wages as household help. The Home
secures them places In the country, if possible,
and by corresoondence retains a supervision
over them. Tbey are always welcome to re
turn, and are mado to feel that is really their
Tho youngest child of this very worthy
mother branch was established the 1st of last
May, and is a Yonng Woman's Boarding Home
at No. 49 Stockton avenue.
Hon. Felix R. Brunot presented to tbesociety
a 30,000 three-story brick bouse, and it Is fur
nished nicely throughont by charitable people.
A Breadwinner's Home.
The object of tbis branch is to afford a com
fortable, cheerful, easy home to breadwinners,
not to girls who have parents to provide for
tbem and wish to enjoy a lovely home at little
or no expense while attending school. Thla
class is not taken at all, but those who are de
pendent upon their own resources here, by pay
ing the small sum of S3 GO a week, enjoy all tbe
advantages of a nice home. It is intended also
as a protective home for the yonnger girls, and
they do not receive any over 25 years of age, as
they are supposed to have reached the age of
discretion bv that time.
In this Home are now 17 bright, attractive
young ladiesand in a short time they will ac
commodate 22. It is nnder tbe supervision of a
matron as are all the rest of the branches.
This is but a brief sketch of three branches
of the work. Imagine the good that must re
sult from 22 branches. The Twin Cities are,
and should be, justly proud of this network of
good that has been constructed within the
limits. Thorn Branch.
A Pleaannt Soiree.
A very pleasant soiree was given by Miss
Mary McGraw at her residence, 187 South ave
nue, Allegheny, in honor of Mr. W. H. Dewey,
now visiting Pittsburg from Silver City, Idaho.
Among thejruests were:
Mr. W. Bu DeWey, Mr. and Mrs. Hucken
stein, Mr. and Mrs. A- B. Kennedy, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Hurkenstein, Felix Ward. Robert
McGraw, John H.McGraw, Miss Letitia Dixon,
Miss Stella Munhall, Miss Sadie McSweeny,
Miss Mamie Ihmsen and Miss K. Callagban.
The entertainment passed off brilliantly, and
was quite an event in tbe social year.
THE FAITHFUL MADE IIAPPY.
A Largo Number of PostoQlce Appointment!
Annonnced by the President.
Washington, September 28. The President
basappointedthe following named postmasters:
Ii. J. Kodgers, atZarcy, Ark., vice John C, Mc
Cauley, removed; Jacob M. Copes, at -Pnainlx,
Ariz., vice 'William A. Hall, resigned: Arvid
Hlnman, at Moscow, Idaho T., vice T. M. Griffin,
resigned; Charles M. Lyon, at McLeansborough,
111., vice J. M Marshall, removed: John CI. Brod
enschatz, at Lemont. 111., vice Matthew Warner,
removed; Willis O. PlnnelL at Paris. 111., vice
Thomas E. Garner, removed; Fenwlck Y. Hed
ley, at Bunker BUI, 111., vice Thomas J. Carroll,
removed; K. Nazewerthy, at Sullivan, 111., vice
William Klrkwood, removed; Frank P. Gillespie,
at Olney, III., vice James C. Allen, removed;
Solomon Conn, at 'Winnlmac, Ind., vice M. H.
Ingnn, removed; Avery C. Newton, at Storm
Laic, la, vice S. 11. Hobbs, resigned; Milton
Stair, at Algona, la., vice L. H. Lantry,
resigned; Silas C. Mofarlad, at MarBhaltown, la.,
vies William F. Bailey, removed; David B. Gor
don, Aballne, Kan., vice A. G. Buchanan, re
moved; William H. Kelson, at Arkansas Cily,
Kan., vice Martin Sinnott, removed; Abraham
1). Opps, at Bird City, Kan., vice J. C. Kernd.
resigned: Daniel Bradbury, at Colby, Kan., vice
J. M. Flke. removed; Warren H. Fletcher, at
Cly Center, Kan., vice K. C Wilson, removed;
William F. Groesbeck, at Concordia Kan., vice
William II. L. Pepperell, resigned; Benjamin J.
bqltb. at Erie, Kan., vice Ira Stelnberger, re
moved: William L. Beaton, at Jackson, Mich.,
vice William M. Bennett, removed: Lyman Ton
dro, at Kochester, Minn., vice Samnel V. Wolf,
removed; Christian Peterson, at Preston, Minn.,
vice Thomas Mall, removed: Wbeaton M. fnller,
at Little Falls, Minn., vice John Wetzel, re
moved; E. It. Crofton, at Liberty, Mo., vice
Tlomas H. Framer, resigned; B. M. Prentiss, at
Bethany, Mo., vice George L. Phillips, resigned;
Homer A. Kelson, at Lebanon, Ho., vice a. J.
ickersham, removed; Charles L. Porter, at
Plat.sburg, Mo., vice John T. Wrinkle, resigned;
Bice H. Eaton, at Kearney, Neb., vice II. F.
Uley. resigned: Henry B. Hupp, at Hummels
town, Pa vice H. W. Bruser, removed; William
Galloway, at Parkersburg, Pa., office having be
come Presldental: Harry J2. Lutz, at Clrclevllle,
O., vice G. A. Wilder, removed: Albert S. Hearn,
at Uodgevllle, 'Wis., vice M. J. Brlegs, resigned;
Henry F. Dlnsmore. at Hudson, Wis., vice ii. C.
blmons, resigned: Frank P. Klsbcrt, at Jefferson,
vice Nelson Bruett, resigned.
A TOWN 250 IEAP.S OLD.
The Ancient Tillage of Stratford Preparing
for a Great Birthday Celebration.
ISrECIAI. TELEOBA1I TO THE DISFATCn.t
Stratford, Conn., .September 28. All the
arrangements have been perfected for tbe
celebration on Thursday next of the two hun
dred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement
of tbe town of Stratford and tbe dedication of
a soldiers' and sailors' monument, which has
just been erected on Academy HilL If the day
should be fine it Is believed that there will be
more than 1.500 people in line, and preparations
have been made to feed 8,000 guests. A fine
pyrotechnic display has been arranged for, and
the streets for bait a mile will be strung with
Japanese lanterns. Decorators are already at
work putting up flags and bunting. There will
be tableaux representing industries of tbe
olden times. An exhibition will be held repro
ducing actual events of the early history of the
settlement. In which Indians, backwoodsmen,
hunters, etc., will be prominent. One scene
will represent tbe Benjamin tavern, with Gen
eral Washington as a guest
Among the distinguished persons who have
Eromised to be present are Governor Bulkier,
lieutenant Governor Merwin, Senators Haw
ley and Piatt, tbe Department Commander of
the G. A. K. and staff. Colonel T. L. Watson
and staff, the Fourth Begiment, CNG, Mayor
Deforest, of Bridgeport, and the Selectmen of
Bridgeport, Huntington, Miltord, Fairfield,
Trumbull, Easton and other places. The ad
dresses will be made by tho Rev. I. C. Foster,
of New York; General Joseph It. Hawley,
Curtis Thompson, of Bridgeport; the Rev.
George W. Judson, of Orange, Mass., and Ben
jamin T. Fairchild, of New York.
What Might Have Been.
From the New York Evening World.l
Tanner, in his ''confidential" letter to Dalzell,
said: "I couldn't kick." No: if he conld Pri
vate Dalzell wonld by this time look like the
remains of a 6C-cent table d'hote.
Not In His Line.
From the Globe Democrat.'
x-Senator Riddleberger says: "I draw the
line between white and black." 'It would be
more to the purpose if be would draw the line
between water and wnisky.
He Would If He Could.
(.From the Philadelphia Press.
There is no need for alarm In the announce
ment that Jay Gonld is about to go to Europe
again. Mr. Gould will not take the country
along with him. 4
The Richest Man Overlooked.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer. J
In tbe midst of these recurring train robber
ies tbe sad thought arises that no one has yet
tapped the pile of a sloeping-car porter,
A FEEHCH YIEWOF B00LAH6IR?
Dead to tho- Political World A Man of
Ability, but Not of Deeds Where Hej
Obtained His Strength The French
Republic Strengthened by tbe Last
At last BouJanger has met with his deserts.
His def eat'could not be more complete, and we
may well say that bis play Is played. Boulanger
is now dead to the political world.
How could it he otherwise? No sensible man
ever believed seriously in Boulanger, no
sensible man conld trust to him, thongh tbe
"brave general" succeeded not one could tell
bow in making bis name famous all over tbe
world. How strange his success! Indeed, as
far back as we look in the history of nations,
we find no instance of another man having
made so much noise in the world, yet having
done nothing to justify his reputation. We
readily believe that Boulanger is a man of
abilities and very possibly a good soldier, that
Is if we judge the man by his clever speeches
full of original Ideas, and the little good be did
In the way of reforms at the time he held the
post of Minister of War; but we must say it,
he never was given a chance of showing his
military talent on the battlefield and certainly
no sensible French people could be contented
with his fine words and fair promises. No. Jn
France as in every other country, there are
two very different classes of men; reasonable
people and foolish people, in other words,
those who take the trouble of thinking and
those who will not be reasoned with.
'Where Bonlnnger's Strength Laid.
'Boulanger's friends and supporters belonged
if we except a few of his Intimate and Initi
ated friends to tbe class of tbe non-reasoning,
all-lmpnlslve people. Tbe General's persua
sive ways and splendid promises bad won for
him the hearts of the simple-minded ones. For
a long time they were his own all his own.
The day of his flight from Brussels bis former
devoted followers began to tbink that after all
the bravery of tho "beau sabreur" bad its
limits. Why should he not return to France?
Why should he not brave the Government?
Why should he not attempt "to strike a blow?"
Is he not the General "sans peur et sans re
procbe f Such questions as these the faithful
asked of themselves. They have not so far
His friends thought the matter over and over
again and finally came to the conclusion that
Bonlanger was a good talker, not deficient In
eloquence, but for all that only a talker.
His entreaties to the Paris electors were
hardly heeded, and on the day of the elections
many of Boulanger's old friends gave their
vote to his opponent. How did Boulanger get
so many votes on his sldeT The anBwer is easy.
About a half of the voters Belonged not to his
party, but to the conservative parties. Why,
shall we be asked, did the Royalists, Orleanists
and Bonapartists vote for Boulanger? For tbis
simple reason; helping Boulanger into the new
Honse was preparing the overthrow of the Re
public More. Helping Boulanger Into the
House meant war at short delay, troubles in
every way and everywhere, in a word a general
upsetting of existing things. And, of course.
Royalists, Orleanists, Bonapartists were quite
ready to take advantage ot It, to "retirer les
marrons du feu" as we say in France.
Carnot Was Prepared.
But tho enemies of tbe republic were all mis
taken. Carnot and his friends are not easily
Deaten. They have, we know, on more than
one occasion given proofs of their uncommon
abilities as also of their never failing energy,
and they were especially prepared for the
elections, armed to the teeth, if I may use the
Carnot knew what the ex-General was about,
and he took precautions in consequence.
Assisted by his able ministers, beside many In
fluential members of both Houses, the cam-
palgn must be well directed, and so it proved to
be indeed. And, at tbis moment, we may, I
repeat, well say that Boulanger is now dead to
the political world. He may stay where he
pleases, and the rumor will have it that tbe de
feated schemer, the "ex-General," tho "brave
Boulanger," the "beau sabreur," call him what
ever you please, has grown fond of old Albion
and means to settle for good In that most aristo
Owinz to the energy of Camot, perhaps more
than to anything else. Republican France is
still and despite all her enemies, wbat it was
oeiore ine aopearanco ui xiuuiaugcr. vruaii it
was, do I say? The truth is that our republic
k.TV, .;.., , to lutniMttlnn-'
very much strengthened. And there is now no
donbt whatever that France will remain a re
public as long as she lives. The French people
have learned to appreciate the republican Gov
ernment, and they will have nothingmore to do
with Royalists, Orleanists or Bonapartists. I
repeat, they like the new Government and are
thankful to them for all the good they have
done ever since the disastrous war of '70.
Ready bat Not Eager for War.
In fact tbe Repnblio has done more during
these past 18 years than all previous govern
mentsin the course of a century. France had
heavy debts, and those debts are now paid, or
pretty nearly. France had no army after the
war, and now she has a right to be proud of her
powerful legions. Shonld France oe provosiea
and have to go to war 3,000,000 of men are ready
to take the field. There will be no more
treachery, no more surprise. The lesson we
were given in 1870 was a hard one, but we have
profited by it. Bismarck knows it all the world
have heard of our strength. We are ready to
act in oase of emergency, but we will not move
unless provoked. Carnot is a peace-loving man,
and he is also a clever man. His sole ambitttn
is to keep friendly with all nations. He wants
to see France respected, and hislong cherished
wish will certainly bo soon realized. Neither
Boulangists, nor Bonapartists, nor Orleanists,
nor Royalists will be allowed to stand in his
way. When they become too troublesome, why,
be will calm them down again.
And, let us say it, Camot represents the feel
ings of the nation at large. Frenchmen approve
of his doings, as they know well that he wants
to do what is right.
France of To-Day.
I alluded just now to the good work of the
Republic There is one thing more I would like
to add. Not only the Republic has made tbe
army wbat it now is, but she has built 27,000
more free schools, which are attended by &,
000,000 children! I cannot, for want of space,
enter into details and enumerate the many re
forms that have been made these past 18 years.
Suffice it to say that at this present time Re
publican France is stronger than ever in every
sense ot the word. Ten years hence maybe
sooner sue will have taken up again her old
rank among nations, and there will be no more
Boulangists, no more Orleanssts, no more
Royalists, no more Bonapartists. The growing
generation ia bound to bo essentially Republi
can; everybody will be a republican and a pa
triot. Then by that time, let us bope,all Europe
will be quieted, each nation working bard .for
her improvement. The hnge armies will at last
be dismembered, and tbe then useless soldiers
will go back to their fields, like the Romans of
old, having locked up their gun never to touch
it again. Frenchmaw.
How to Stop Train Robberies.
From the Chicago Herald. 1
If the railroad managers of the United States
would expend a few thousand dollars for tbe
purpose of arming their engineers, conductors
and brakemen, it Is probable hat tbe train
robbery industry would soon go Into a decline.
These robberies occur weekly in all parts of the
country not always lu remote localities by any
means and it is high time for the railroad
authorities to adopt measures calculated to
render them unfashionable.
He Knows Better Now.
From the Detroit Free Press. I
Farmer Allen, of Pennsylvania, did not be
lieve that his hired man kept a good watch on
the stables, and so he disguised himself, went
out and began banging around, and the first
thing he knew be bad a charge of shot in his
leg. The hired man was right on deck.
WHEN THE FIRE BURNS LOW.
I sit by the hearth while the Are burns low,
And a throng of memories glide,
Like ghosts of the days of long ago,
Jro the promise of youth had died.
Tbey glide with a stealthy and noiseless tread,
Unwelcome, unbidden, to-night, ,
I thought indeed-long ago, they were dead
And buried forever from sight.
Tis useless to bnry them, shallow or deep,
No grave can a memory hold;
Never tiU I in my own grave sleep
Will the knell or these ghosts be tolled. J
V Boston Commonwealth.
viHlTt T01E JSEWS JH
I1TXWT8BS BCBZAC BPSCULLS.'
New York,' September a Mrs. Beraar J.
Mulholland, wife of a well-knownBreoklya
"politician, learned, last night that her husbasd
was calling upon Miss May Low, with whom lie
had long bees too intimate to suit her. Mrs.
Mulholland put on a gossamer waterproof. ad
stole around ihe corner to Mlsa Low's house.
She tried to enter the door, but it was looked,
Tbe more she tried tbe madder she got, and
presently she picked up a garden "rake and
smashed a front parlor window. 'Then she
went around the house and began to bombard
the back parlor windows with flower-pots,
gravel, bricks and kindling wood. When she
had driven the last splinter of glass from the
sashes she walked through the frames asd
began to hunt for Mr. Mulholland. She found
him in an upstairs back room, with Miss Xow.
He jumped for a door. She was too quick for
him. Before he could open it she had brought
down the gardes rake on hts head, back and
shoulders. Bleeding and disheveled, Mr. Mul
holland broke away from her and up another
flight of stairs, where be locked himself in a
hall-room. Then Mrs. Mulholland let herself
and tbe garden rake loose upon the furniture
and bric-a-brac of the Low family. She raked
down pictures, ripped up rugs, smashed china
ana hauled the insides all out of a piano. A
policeman whom 'Miss Low and her mother
had summoned eventually got her out of, the
house and .to her home. Mr. Mulholland has
Movements of tbe Blalnes.
Hon. James G. Blaine, Mrs. Blame, Walker,
and. James G. Blaine, Jr., were at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel to-day. All except James Q.
Blaine, Jr., returned to Washington this even
ing. Miss Harriet Blaine is to be the guest of
Mrs. Coppinger. at Governor's Island, for a
week, while Miss Margaret is visiting tbe
daughter of MinistecPhelps. Walker Blaine
says that the reports about his father's health
were unfounded. It was Walker Blaine for
whom the doctor bad been summoned while at
Richfield Springs. He had an attack of malarial'
chills. Secretary Blame was busy receiving
big Republicans up to 3 o'clock, when he left
the hotel to take the 3.40 train for Washington,
Most of the foreign delegates to the Pan-American
Congress left for Washington on the same
train. ' ,
Distinguished Foreigners Coming.
Ellis Clark,' President of the Association of
Municipal and Sanitary Engineers of England,
General Winston, ex-Minister to Persia, and
Mr. and Mrs. Kendal, of the English Theater,
will arrive hero on the steamship Servia to
morrow. Mr. Clark comes here at tbe instance
of tbe British Government to inspect the sani
tary systems of the largest American cities.
He will take in, among others. New York,
Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburg and Chicago, and
will remain in the country four months. Tbe
French steamship La Bretagne, also due to
morrow, has on board SignorTommaso Balvini,
who is coming here for a 20 weeks' tour of the
big cities. Tbe great tragedian will play four
nights each week which will make his season
about 80 performances. On tho "off" nights
Alexander, bis son, who attends to all the stage
arrangements, will do the "partners."
Beecher'sr Ceaatrr Place for Sale.
"Boscobel," Henry Ward Beecher's famous
country seat near Peekskill-on-the-Hndson, Is
advertised for sals by tbe executor of tbe late
C.H.Butler. a wealthy lawyer, who bought
the place from tbe Beecher estate. Mr-Eeecher
bought "Boscobel" quite early in his career.
Later he expended upon.it almost all the profits
frdmhis literary work and lecturing tours.
Altogether the place cost him about 230,000.
It may now be naif or one-third of that sum.
Mr. Beecher need to say that his potatoes cosr
him SI apiece in the raising;
A Church Crowded Oat.
HL Clement's Protestant Episcopal Church in
West Third street, formerly one of the largest
and wealthiest societies in tbe city, is on the
verge of dissolution. When founded, SO years
ago. West Third street was an eminently
respectable district. Ot late years tbe sur
rounding neighborhood has become the favorite
resort of thieves, sand-baggers and abandoned
women. Attendants of tbe church have been
obliged to. ran a gauntlet of disreputables and
blacklegs to get to Sunday worship. Sunday
evenings pickpockets made tbe streets dan
gerous, while notorious women flaunted before
thircbnrcb dpors and eoked Hged:foB at the
young men who went Inside. Complaints to
tbe police were futile, Tbe hundreds who
once filled the church on Sunday evenings
dwindled away to about a score. Tbe rector
of the church: has just announced that he has
discontinued Sunday evening service. The
church society will try to move up town. If
they do not succeed tbe church wiH be dis
solved. Clgnr Makers Adjourn.
The delegates to the Cigar Makers' Inter
national Union of America, which has been in
session for the last two weeks at Tammany
Hall, wound up their business this morning
and went home. Their deliberations have cost
tbe union in the neighborhood of $20,000. The
convention made a radical change to-dayin the
organization of localities in which there is
more than one union. Tbe proposition grew
out of the difficulties experienced in what is
known as the New York district. It is, in sub
stance, that in places where more than one
union holds a charter, said unions shall form a
joint committee for tbe management of all
strikes or lockouts and the regulation of the
price of labor.
THE WOELD'S PA1K SITE.
President Harrison Expresses His Views
on Tbis Important-Question.
I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THIS WSPATCH.l
Washington, September 18. Beside Secre
taries Tracy. Windom, Wanamaker and Proc
tor, Land Commissioner Groff and Congress
man William Cogswell, of Massachusetts, and
Ben Butterworth, of Ohio, just back from Eu
rope, called upon tbe President to-day. He
said that he was for making the proposed"
World's Fair as grand as possioie, ana lor
avoiding any quarrel over tho site.
Tbe matter should be carefully considered,
without prejudice in favor of any one place,
and when tbe selection of a site is made all tbe
people should unite to make the celebration a
It Tickled tbe Old Man.
Prom the Detroit Free Press. J
When Mrs. Bismarck went ont to the wood
pile tbe other day to tell the old man to shave
off the knots a little closer, she found him
holding a Russian paper in his band and laugh
ing until he had to lean against tbe fence. It
contained an editorial advising Germany to
restore Alsace and Lorraine to France as a
A sparrow flew into one of 'the big pipes in
the organ in St. Joseph's German Catholic
Church, Johnstown, and caused a super
natural terror among the choristers till the
cause was discovered and removed.
A silver dollar of 1793, almost as might aa
tbe day it was coined, was found buried near a
stump in a boat yard at Yardley, Pa., a few
days ago by William Derry.
"Not many people know," said a sportsman
recently, "that tbe beautiful plumage of the
wood duck has a commercial value aside from
its millinery uses: Tbe mottled feathers of the
shoulder tuft are much used in tying certain
patterns of salmon and bass flies; for this they
bring quite a good little figure."
As Erie paper says: A Tennessee quail flew
into Caswell's candy stand, on State street,
near Eleventh, and was caught.
HAsrt Coder, while bunting for squirrels
near Lock Haven, saw a big bear. As he hadn't
lost any beats he let it go its way unmolested.
Ait Ohio bachelor wbo had permitted 63
years to pass away without getting married
has just been struck by the shaft of Cupid, and
will wed next month. Tbe object of his
affections Is a fair maiden of 42.
HibahHiix, of Russ' Comers. W. Vs., has
an old rooster that tackled a large rat in the
yard and killed it.
William Gipsox; of Noble county, O., re
cently killed a porcupine In his bed room.
George Ctovaiv of Mill Creek, W. Va get
near enough to a live rabbit, to throw a basket
over it asd oaptare K before K could get away.
rziu,.i tr . -m- -t- i--
numa vans, wr jmuuiuuuib wwj.
bsmed sat for tbe fcarieanth thM esMeti
In HlaehaEi. Mass.. the fire ttVpai'i.l
mentis called oat to amlit la searehiegfer tort 'J
The Salvation Anay at Liel, 111.-,
had a wedding at the barracks toe other ma
teg and charged as aeteiseios fee.
Camden ProhibitkdWa the alter day
SWBBg from their aeadaaartatg a tiaamareatv
oa one end of which is Me leftesd: "Leesi
Option ia To Local and To OptioeaV '.
There is-a man in St. Pasl wfee heaeta
thai be has not taken a bats, ferseveiyeajs, ,
asd deaoBBceswitha good deal of Tsger the ;
the average American citizen aa that of eat- .
"tfc. w nvw.j vwauacKa unmswu is Sj.f-;
A titOVMUnt M AS tnAC IB OI- Pnl,i,1inW
United States and Great Britain. It is siM ;
ready deetareel themselves wUHbc ts Kr-w 1
their piaeee of bssiBees olosed os the Stst- sTatr
of the week, - m -'
The saaMgisg dirator at a. hijr -'
dealing firm In London lately Mated teat.be
once saw a leading broker ia Mteofac taae have
60 teas, ranging within a petwy per Mi
Talue. weighed up is daatieate, the Hi ym
uumoerea ana mixed up. m s ytmmgt
the 90 dnnllfiitoo witunnt stasia mlufciktt- '" '&
Hta, the sew remedy fer hvdioBhaata'i
recently discovered is Hpnfn. scorns to bTa
'same given to the flower stalk of the aleViX
yuii. cummss ia some parts of Bssjg. ia
ory goes tnat its virtues were dtoeoveresl a-
eideatally by a man In a fit of hydropioWalatl-j
.- .r. u uiuc yiiuii ana uaeonsetonsij rm
the stem. .-
A hint for briefless barrieten Mother
countries may be' gained from tfeefavlnanVad
brothers is France. Some of the Jester Btees
bers of- the lesal profession ia Pari, have
placed their services at the dtopeattioa of the
manager of theAmbigs for the total seeae hi
, -Roger le Hoate," and their offer has bees
4 A laughable incident oecarred in one of
the'esnrches is Hoi yoke, Mass., Sunday, wales
was enjoyed notwithstanding the time sad
place, Tbe arced pastor was trvlse to Ismu
oa his hearers that the wicked stand os slip,
pery place, WBemsaddealy a seat which held
one of the prominent members of the cirareb
collapsed, aad he west to the fleer wish a loud,
Judge A. A. Chapia, ot the? Superior
Conrt,reJdBgte Pert Wayae, is the Tfatfas e-f
a peculiar mtetaie. TheJadgeisthaewBerbt
a lot, aad recently he deeided to basMahaad-
l some residence. Plaaawere masta, aad inotae
course or time tne Boaaa was sanssaa
ready for occuiMtion. wsea it was
that it had teen built os the wroatftocj
Judge ia now negotlattaar with a haofless
A prize of $25,GO0 has been oJrtslfjsjn
tne Marine underwriters lor the derefcet
Freya, which capsized off. Case Si
while bound frost Savannah te Losdes with
cargo of 570,060 worth of turpentine. Is seae
unknown. manner tbe Freya suddeaty oopelsod
on September 1L daring the great storm, aad
her crew were rsscaed sftAr1 driftta afeeae for
24 hour in ssaall boats by the back gbeU dares.,,
and landed at Lewes, DeL The rag Argus has.
bees making an active seareh fet nearly a week""
past for tbe Freya.
Logan county, W. Vs., has as ares of
800 square miles. The only town is the eoaaty
te Logan C. H., with a population of a There
is only one church building is the eessty, aad '
that waa erected by a private isdrndual. The t
nearest railroad station to the county seat is S8 -,
miles. Goods are taken to tbe county is pass
boats at 76 cents per 190 pounds, as there are '
no roads throughout the oooaty. Land setts
from SI to 88 per acre. Dense forests eorer the
greater part of this illy aad mountainous
county. The hills are full of vetes oeeal ?
varying in thickness from 4 te 21 feet . u
The arteeias well in CordeIetIa.,k a won
der. After going down into the earth ferahesS '
too feet the contractors struck what was seeta- H
lngly a strata rock ot quicksand. Leaving the
pipes allia the well overnight, they found tie
next morning that all the piping waa heavHy
charged with magnetism. A. small naH laid oa
the side of tbe pipe will sot fall off. The noedto
on a surveyor's compass is attracted by this
current at least ten feet from the month of the
welLThe magnetic current is so streagthat the .,
power of the. engine, together wRfl aKJthe m
rizes they havo been able to put oa thepta '.-S
i&wlll not draw It from the weH. Jj3 "!
'There' Is ose Laneta-ysBawj?,'ssj0HJLj
wishes that death .weald come te Mi MstasJflHM
says a Lansing; JflciL, paper. "Aweafcagoa")
loaned a gold ring to a yo'ung lady friend. 'Two 5. 4
or three days later tho absent-mteded-yoofigl
man noticed Oat the ring was missing treat Ms
finger, and he walked straight down tonoMso '
headquarters asd notified Marshal Bates that i
it had been stolen, carefully deseri&isg the
property. When tbe young lady returned the
ring to its owner yesterday yon could save . -knocked
him do wn with a feather duster. The
innocent yonng woman had been liable to ar- '
rest every moment of the week while wearing
the borrowed ring, owing to his careful deserhs
tion." Clifton, a suburb of Cincinnati, haaTa
ghost. It appears as a woman clothed in black
with a muffled face. It haunts a lonesome spot .
of ground across which a path leads. Two
Drothers, who work is the city, were returning
home one evening when they encountered her,
who met them ana waved them back; For
some time after this they avoided the path, bat
finally grew bold enough to try it again. The
path runs by as old stamp that stands Is tbe
center of the field. The stump is rotten, farm
ing "foxwood" that emits a phosphorescest
light. Hot many days ago the boys; chose dif
ferent times for goiagbome Tbe first reached
there is safety. After waiting for several
hours for his brother to com a and growing fear
ful that an accident had happened, be, with a
son of Fisher, started to look for him. In al"
most tbe center of the lot they found the boy
lying senseless. He was as one dead, asd alter
they bad carried him home they spent a long
time working over him before he regained
consciousness. He was usable to give awes of
an explanation. He had sot sees the ghost,
bnt while walking bad bees throws dews by a
gentle but irresistible force and became. un
conscious. He bore no marks of violeaee.
Shortly after the brothers bad otiahedithe
fence to the pasture os their way homeiaad
had taken a lew steps, the old stamp unnnnmrt
an unwonted brightness; and the woman sud
denly appeared advancing toward tnemjxaey
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JDAVA HXAi.lUA0 VJD X VaF '
The skirts of a town are usually trimmed
with scattered rows of popu-lace. Bolttmort
"Observe Mrs. Hockton ceaiag. this
"Why. she's in second mourning. HuhaBdr
"No: aog."-ittzo. jgi, r
.Customer (to milkman's son) How many
cows does your father keep? ,
Boy Well, he had tea, but the pump dried up '
and he has only nine now. Seie Tort Journal, ,
TBOJt THE BICOND CABZBT, A
Man wants bat little down below
When tossing in his berth: -
Steam yachts may do for millionaires
He only wants the earth, i
Harper t Basar.f '
constituent (.to newly elected Congress-
man x ouTe a pretty wg man now. eh? -
Congressman Zr well, I don't know. Idldj
lmv tht flftttprlnv nnftttnn tn mvuMlniiKITuvR
my mother-in-law scornfully sizing me up. -Yew '.V
lor Journal. . & '
You'll find now at the country fair
x resa oumpsins, 1
And each one thinks himself while there
"Some pumpkins." V
Aeto lor JournaLx
Grocer James, I hear a noise in the
cellar. Just go down and see what's the matter.'
James (reappearing)-It's only the vinegar, Sir,
Grocer The vinegar?
James res; It's calling for Its motber.-Judtf.
Illinois Man Where do yon live ia
New York Man OnTwoHundred and IWeenth
street. Where do you lire when at home?
Illinois Man (somewhat staggered) Wen. t
present I live on Long lane. Prog Hollow; but
It'll be about nineteen Hundred and Ninetieth
street when we get annexed to Chicago. fuck.
Sweet Girl (at 18) Oh, it's just lovely
to receive so much attention! That horrid Miss
Pert will go lust wild with envy when snen
. .,.... .ii. am wtj. tMi evenlnc. 5
Sameblrl (at 19)-Oh, It Just drives me wsajj
Every time he call some other man " '""i
noklnf in. to snoil tha whole evening. rue, -r
Not Eecestly. Judge You are a free
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XTOspecuTeuuryroan 10, om.
Jndae Married or alnzle?
rrosneetivs Jarrmaa Married three yearssMl
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