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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, FEIDAT, OCTOBER 4; 1889.
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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY. OCT. 4, 1839.
AKOTHEB H0HS0E FOE THIS YEAB.
The unusually large list of fatal accidents
which have occurred in this country during
the current year, was again swelled yester
day by a terrible steamer explosion on the
Mississippi, by which about 40 lives were
lost. In such accidents the immediate cause
is rarely discovered, and this seems to be no
exception. All that can be told for certain
is that the boilers of the steamer Corona, of
the Onachita Consolidated Line, exploded as
the vessel was opposite Port Hudson, a
little before noon yesterday. Forty men
and women, in round numbers, were killed
by the explosion or drowned, and the loss of
life would have been far heavier had not
the steamer City of St Louis been near
enough to render prompt assistance.
Of late years the explosion of boilers on
river steamers has been of rare occurrence.
The days of careless and irresponsible
owners, and of captains more anxious to
outstrip a rival packet than to make a safe
vovnge, have long gone by. The explosion
of "the Corona's boilers is the harder to ac
count for because this was her first trip this
season, and she had only recently been sub
jected to a thorough course of overhauling
and repairs. It will be well if this ccci
dent leads to a prompt and proper inspection
of the boilers of all steamers plying on the
waterways in which Pittsburg is immedi
TEE T0UB BEGTJK.
The tonr of the International American
Congress has begun most auspiciously.
"Washington put on her fairest autumnal
dress yesterday, and when the triin bore
the delegates away only the President pro
Urn. of the Congress was left behind. The
representatives of our Southern neighbors,
and their hosts, will not need a President
of any sort to insure their enjoyment oi the
picturesque nursery of the United States
army, "West Point They will be delighted,
or course, with the splenaid scenery of the
Hudson river, and the peerless situation of
the academy itself; while it will be won
derful indeed if the unspeakable cadets do
not march straight into the affections of the
martial denizens of South America.
It is to be strongly desired, however, that
our gaests from the South will not gather
the impression from their initial experience
at "West Point that this nation sets great
store by its fighting men. Even if it were
possible, it is not the true policy of the
"United States to bid for the friendship and
alliance ol the South American States
throush a show of physical force and war
like armaments. "What is wanted and
Secretary Blaine stated it clearly enough in
his happy speech on Monday to effect by this
tour is to bring the South Americans to a
thorough comprehension of this nation's ad
vance in the arts of peace; of her wondrous
manufacturing and commercial interests,
and of the sincerity of thiscontinent's desire
to be knit by ties of trade and mutual inter
est to that more southerly.
So, while we hope that Crow's Nest and
the other crand mountains and the incom
parable Hudson itself, binding their feet
with silver, may charm their eyes, and the
dexterity and discipline of the cadets may
not fail to fire their hearts, we must look for
the impressions to be made later to accom
plish the grand ends on account of which
this congress was called.
PURE JUSTICE WAKIED.
Judge "White did not pitch his remarks
to the grand jury yesterday in too harsh a
key. Indeed, if he erred at all, it was on
the side of leniency The words of the
Court ought to be remembered by future
grand juries. Judge "White put the case
mildly when he said:
The grand jury's powers are very large, but
it must not be forgotten that the jury is under
the control of the law. You should, therefore,
be careful to do your whole duty, so that the
character of your work may not be questioned.
The crand jury should conform to tho hours of
the court and to expedite business hold two
sessions a day. It is a useless expenditure of
money when your sessions drag along from six
to eight weeks when the work could be done
in half the time. You should complete your
work as rapidly as possible.
So many men, and notably lawyers, doubt
the utility of the continuance of the grand
jury as a part of the machinery of our
courts, that it is not tolerable at all that the
grand jurors should fail to perform faith
fully and fully all that they are bound by
oath to do. If the institution is itself an
encumbrance upon the course of justice,
how much greater an abuse it must become
.if the grand jury neglects its duty or per
verts its power. There ought to be no
glossing over the danger of misconduct,
willful or by negligence on the part of jurors,
crand or petit. As the grand jury stands
to-day it isnearly if not actually the fount of
justice itfelf. Befoul its waters and all the
river oi justice will be tainted. And the
community wherein justice is not adminis
tered uprightly is on the highway to ruin.
"V7AEBI0B M'KINLEY AS A SEER.
Major McKinley, of Ohio, never opens
his mouth to talk but he says something to
the point He said several things of mo
ment and pertinency to a Dispatch corre
spondent yesterday. As a man Major Mc
Kinley is modest, and as a Republican
politician he comes as near possessing mod
esty as a politician of any creed may. He
also has a fondness for speaking the truth
as he believes it to be. Consequently when
he discusses the situation from a personal
and from a political standpoint there is
more real value in his words than can be
found in most politicians' utterances. ,
The programme Major McKinley out
lines for Congress is not calculated to
charm statesmen who like peace and quiet 1
and a seat on the fence. He fLots not ex
pect to get the Speakership without a hard
struggle, but he thinks his chances are
good. That's fight number one. Then he
is sure the Republican majority intend, to
confirm their rights as a majority by alter
ing the rules of the House, which promise
in their present shape to enable the Demo
cratic minority to ruin if they cannot rule.
That's fight number two. By way of an
other foreshadowing of blood upon the Con
gressional moon Major McKinley says
that the Republicans are resolved
to settle the negro's status in
Southern politics once and for all this ses
sion. This means that the Republican ma
jority want to have it clearly decided
whether or not the negro in the South shall
be allowed to cast his vote and to have it
counted. The amount of fighting such an
undertaking must entail no one can foresee.
It will be a critical period in Congress.
As to tho trend of the contest in Ohio, the
Major predicts Foraker's victory by 50,000
votes. Rut his doubt as to the complexion
of the Legislature is very, very significant
The Senate may escape Murat Halstead yet
BURNING LOVE LETTERS.
Next to never writing and never receiving
love letters, there is nothing more commend
able than the burning of them. And yet
some thought ought to be taken as to the
time and place for the conflagration. "We
are reminded of the necessity of forethought
in this matter by a dispatch tele
graphed yesterday from Mexico de
scribing the fate of a young lady
of Morelia who essayed to destroy
her love letters, and came very near de
stroying herself. Yet this Mexican maiden
ought to have known that the roof of a hotel
was not the place on which to make a bon
fire of her best young man's epistolatory
affection. Her dress caught fire, and'she
was burned so horribly that only slight
hopes of her recovery are entertained.
Our candid advice to young women about
to prove their love letters by fire is to choose
almost any place but the roof of their abode
for the auto da fe. Lighting a fire in such
an exposed spot, if not certain to result as
disastrously as in the Mexican girl's case,
is at least tolerably certain to attract un
favorable attention and possibly the fire de
partment The furnace in the cellar is about
as convenient a crematory as can be con
ceived. One by one the letters can be cast
upon the coals, or rather in Pittsburg upon
the gas jets, and no matter how full of gush
and sighs and kisses they may be, the
furnace will keep on with the good
work till nothing but shadowy
cinders of the billets doux remain. A
pretty conceit, which ought o be if it is not
already popular, would be to catch these
ashes and preserve them in small two-ounce
vials, on which the name or initials of the
author of the letters in question might be
nicely handpainted. The accumulation and
ordering of these miniature urns would
afford plenty of exercise and amusement to
the average girl of the period.
Bulletins from New York to the effect
that confidence is increasing in the money
situation probably mean that confidence is
lessening in Gould.
The Turks are longing for Emperor "Will
iam to visit them because a prophecy exists
which says that a one-armed monarch from
a foreign country shall prove a shield which
shall effectually defend Turkey from the
grasp of the dreaded Muscovite. And Em
peror "William is so sensitive to any refer
ence to his dwarfed arm that he will stay
away from Constantinople because of the
noise the prophecy has made. Turkey's
luck is of very poor quality nowadays.
That Hew Yorker should have been
more careful where he threw his dynamite
bomb. Somebody ought to have told him it
was liable to go oft
If the lawyers will only prove that all
the streets of this city exist in direct contra
vention of the Constitution, and that no
body may walk abroad without a permit,
the growth of this community will be
greatly advanced. Lawyers may walk on
the streets, of course, as they have walked
on the Constitution.
The race question came very nearly being
solved vesterdav. when one colored man
with a shovel handle chased another all over
The office of Pension Commissioner is still
seeking a man, and some great statesmen
at "Washington are showing Mr. Harrison
what he ought to have done before he dis
charged Corporal Tanner with all the won
drous clearness of hindsight to aid them.
It is a pity any thought of money, or any
quarrel over claims, should drag the name
of poor Johnstown through the mire of dis
sension. Rather strange they are making such a
fuss about one man being away from Char
tiers so long. Kobody stops to think that
about sixty-five million people have been
away from Chartiers for a long time.
Only two more successors to Tanner's
place yesterday. Has material run out, or
are politics really degenerating?
Mubat Halstead says Candidate
Campbell is a thief, and Mr. Campbell gen
tly retorts that Murat Halstead is a double
liar. The politeness of Ohio politics is their
Dubinq his engagement here Booth has
risen to the occasion so often he must be
quite tired of standing up.
A balmy touch of Indian summer yes
terday almost made the world forget that it
is quite time to half-sole last year's ulster
and let it come to life with a new complex
ion by dyeing.
"Will the Pittsburg baseball nine please
stay in either fifth or sixth place long
enough to be counted?
Pittsburg is surely a cosmopolitan city
in every sense, when the mere announce
ment of German Day at the Exposition
crowded that place to the doors.
Tho Meeting of Two of the Most Noted in the
Rome, October 6 Fra. Aloysius Canali, of
Lanna, was elected Superior General of tho
Franciscan Order at the General Chapter as
sembled to-day in the International College of
San Antonio, in Borne. More than 100 -provincials
of the order from all parts of the world
were present. The New York-Connecticut dis
trict was represented by Father Anacletns, of
St Anthony of Padua's Church, New York.
Fra. Aloysius succeeds Fra. Bernardino de
Portogruaro, who has filled the office since 1869
by special concession of the Pope.
The Angus tinian Chapter Just concluded here
has resulted in the election of Rev. Father
Sebastian Jlartinello as Vicar General. He is
a brother pf the late Cardinal Martlnello.
Verv Iter, into i&araeto, n. v., vicar uenerai
of Dakota) has been appointed Bishop of Br,
Cloud, Minjn., ol the new dioceses created in
the province of St. Paul.
.THE TOPICAL TALKER.
She Ilnd n Can-lace In Hor Mind Thnt Set
tics It A Cczr Roam A Male's
It is astonishing to what lengths some
people will go who desire to appear richer,
wiser or more beautiful than they really are.
For Instance, as I was lea vine a city railroad
station the other day, a lady with whom I have
a slight acquaintance, passed in front of me.
As she came to the curb she turned and bowed
with great graciousness to me. Then she" In
spected a carriage and pair drawn up just there
very carefully; almost touching the coachman's
coat, so closely did she regard him. It was
plain that she wished it to be seen that she was
expecting a carriage to meet her, and was
really not quite sure whether the equipage at
band was hers or not. A look of vexation
crossed her face and she looked up and down
the street anxiously.
Two minutes later as I boarded a horse car
I saw this same lady comfortably esconccd In a
corner of the public vehicle. The show of
waiting for a purely imaginary carriage had
been given for the benefit of this lady's feliow
travelers on tho train. She nerer bad a car
riage, and had no more expectation of being
met by one at -tho station than honest little
Mrs. Tnbbs, the laundrywoman, who trudged
across the bridge that very day.
On Tuesdaynight justas tho curtain wontup
on the second scene of "Hamlet" a gentleman
in evening dress, whose fierce mustache and
goatee suggested fire-eating proclivities.
marched down the right aisle of the Opera
House parquet to a front seat, sat down, and
then, with a very fierce expression upon his
face, strode up the aisle again Into tho foyer
and out of the theater.
A gentleman who saw this singular per
formance said to me, "That reminds me of an
incident which took placo In this very theater
about a dozen years ago. It waswhile Fanny
Davenport was playing an engagement here. A
young man, who was a clork at tho Union
Depot Hotel, after a rather lively priming with
the boys went to the Opera House. He was a
good-looking fellow with a black mustache, and
the figure be cut that night was given color by
his new light overcoat and high silk hat. By
the time he reached the theater it was pretty
full; so was he. But he bought a ticket for a
parquet seat right down front, and with toler
ably steady steps he made his way to it. It was
in the middle of a scene. What the play was I
don't remember. As ho reached his scat, and
was divesting himself of Ids loud overcoat,
Fanny Davenport came down the stage to the
footlights, and said to the villain who was
courting her, but with her eyes to the audience;
'I can never love theer
"She said it with great emphasis, and the
handsome hotel clerk rose from his seat, took
up bis bat and overcoat and saying, in a loud
voice. Well, that settles it!' retraced his steps
up the aisle, while the audience burst Into a
roar ot laughter and applause."
TnE insinuations which have been made
against the sobriety of Sewickley, because an
immense stack of what are apparently cases of
bear decorates the platform of the Fort Wayne
Railroad station tLere almost daily, are not
justifleiby the facts in the case, or cases. The
latter contain milk from the Dairy Company,
and not beer. The wicked people who reside
above and below Sewickley, and who are not
unnaturally jealous of that charming place,
should examine a case thoroughly before render
ing a verdict.
"Mbs. Blikkeb's parlor would be as cheer
ful and pretty as a street car waiting room if it
only had a few cuspidors," was the way a gen
tle creature described another gentle creature's
reception room to me the other day.
The colored race may not bo favored by for
tune in some places, but surely one colored
gentleman of Allegheny ought to thank heaven
that be is alive to-day.
"When I saw him he had just caught a run
away mule. How did he catch it, do you sup
pose? It was a big sort of purple-tinted mule
with immense quarters, and this foolhardy
negro had stayed its wild career by seizing
hold of the breeching and hanging on to it.
Why the mule did not exercise Its glorious
privilege and kick its captor into kingdom
come only the seventh daughter of a seventh
daughter can say. Any undertaker would have
been justified in beginning to make a coffin for
that colored gentleman the moment he began
his interview with the mule.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Mbs. Laxgtby has made 600,000 during her
short career on the stage.
Madame Bakrios, the widow of the late
President of Guatemala, is the happy mother
of 11 children. Her home on Fifth avenue.
New York, Is made lively by this large family,
who speak English with a charming accent.
Robert Louts Stevenson, a few years ago
found it very difficult to get any of his stories
accepted by the magazines. Now he cannnot
write them fast enough. His health is delicate,
but his imagination vivid and romantic, and
all his stories have a weird and ghostly back
ground. Mbs. Leland Stanford baa the most
valuable collection ot diamonds in the world,
except the crown jewels of Russia and Great
Britain. One of her necklaces is worth 600,000,
and her entire collection is valued at $2,000,000.
The rarest gems from the caskets of the ex
Queen Isabella of Spain and the ex-Empress
Eugenie are now owned by Mrs. Stanford.
Lotta is the richest actress in the United
States. Her fortune is estimated at 51,000,000,
all made on the stage during the last 20 years.
She bas never married, although it is said she
was in love with Joseph B. Polk, the clever ac
tor who married Miss Julia Parker, formerly
of the stock company of the Holliday Street
Theater, Baltimore, but who retired from the
stage upon her marriage..
Bret Haute became a novelist by accident
It happened in this way: He was the editor of
the Overland Magazine, and failing to secure
a story of California life, he wrote one him
self. It was "The Luck of Roaring Camp,"
which was received with a storm of abnse on
the Pacific coast. In the East, however, it had
an immense success, and was the commence
ment of his literary fortune.
Mbs. Faik, tho divorced wife of ex-Senator
Fair, of Nevada, lives in a palace on Nob's
Hill, San Francisco. She is a large, fine-looking
Irish woman, with more plain, common
sense than education and refinement. When
her husband was a miner, working hard and
making little, she was his helpmate and main
stay, living with him in bis cabin, cooking his
food, washing his clothes, and encouraging him
by her bright, sunny society.
George W. Cable was a bookkeeper in a
New Orleans cotton broker's office, working
from morning to night on a pitiful salary, when
he was discovered by Scribner's Magazine, and
his first story of Creole life was published in
that periodical. Previous to going into the
counting room he had made a miserable fail
ure in a newspaper office, his religious scruples
not allowing him to go to the theater to criti
cise a play. He has, however, bravely over
come these early scruples, for he has since
ROMANCES OP THE BIBLE.
The Dispatch Leads the Way Into New
Fields of Literature.
On Bunday next Tub Dispatch will com
mence the publication of Biblical romances,
written by four of the most eminent novelists
of the day Prof. Georg Ebers, H. Rider Hag
gard, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Rev. Her
bert D. Ward. Prof. Ebers will open the se
ries with a powerful story, entitled "Joshua,"
the scenes of which are laid in Egypt and
Asia about the tlmo of the exodus of the He
brews from Egypt and their subsequent wan
derings in tho wilderness. Prof. Ebers is fa
mous as an Egyptologist, and is the author of
"Serapis," "Uarda" and "An Egyptian
Princess," all of which were warmly received
by press and public
Another remarkable feature of next Bun
day's Dispatch will be the publication of a
novelette, entitled "One August Night In '61,"
for which Wilkle Collins furnished the plot,
this being the last literary work done by that
eminent author before his death.
Another Man SladeHappy.
Washington, October & The Postmaster
General has appointed David P. Liebhardt, ot
Indiana, Superintendent of tho Dead Letter
Office, Postofflce Department, at 2,500 per
annum, vice George B. Hall, ot Minnesota, re
signed. Captain Llebbsrdrls about S years
old, is highly esteemed in the Grand Army,
and Is indorsed as an able business man.
OUR RELATIONS WITH CHINA.
Tho New Mongolian Minister Presented to
Washtnotos-. October 3. Air. Tsui Twoyin,
the newly appointed Chinese Minister to the
United States, was to-day presented to the
President by Secretary Blaine. The Minister's
address was as lollows:
Siu-I have the honor to deliver to yonr Excel
lency the letter which my august sovereign, the
Emperor of China, has addressed to yon, accredit
ing me as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary to the United btates. it became
my duty to accept this Important charge to which
I was called, and I assume It with pleasure, feel
lnjt a greater degree of confidence that I may sus
cessfully accomplish the duties or my mission,
because of your Excellency's well known high
sense and generous courtesy. It will be my con
stant aim to maintain and strengthen the amicable
relations which now exist between China and the
United States. Sir, 1 beg leave to offer you my
earnest wishes for your personal happiness, ror
the succcs of the Government of which you are
the distinguished chief, and for the prosperity of
the people Oi the United btates.
The President replied:
Mb. Minister It affords me 6incero satisfac
tion to receive from your hands the letter bv
which your august sovereign, the Emperor of
China, credits i on In the duality of Envov Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the
Government of the United States. I am pleased
to observe the confidence yon feel and express,
that in the discharge of the important duties of
?our mission you may rely upon my co-operation
o malntiln the existing relations of good will
between the two countries. 1 assure you that It
shall be my pleasure to second any efforts having
for their object the accomplishment of this pur
pose. 1 oiler you In return my desires for the
peace, happiness and prosperity of the Empire of
China and its people, under their sovereign's
benlficentrule. I also add my sincere wish for
your health and happiness during your residence
in this capital.
The Startling Report Made by tho Minne
sota State Chemists.
Minneapolis, October 3. Tho report of
Dairy Commissioner Ives was filed yesterday.
It is comprehensive and shows that the law
passed last winter compelling the examination
and analysis ot food products has been faith
fully carried out by State Chemists Eoerman,
of St. Paul, and Drew, of Minneapolis. Under
the law the Commissioner is given authority to
examine lard, cheese, milk, cream, bntter,
vinegar, wines, liquors, baking powder, cream
of tartar and food product that contains cotton
seed oil or terra alba. Dr. Drew's report shows
that 249 articles were analyzed by him since
August 1 last. Ten out of 11 samples ot milk
were found deficient in fat. Twenty-five sam
pies of baking powder were analyzed. Four
were found to be cream of tartar baking pow
ders, two were phosphate baking powders, and
19 were alum powders.
Out of 65 samples sold as elder vinegar, 13
were spurious cider vinegars and 31 were col
ored low wine vinegars. Nineteen saniplosof
malt vinegar were below the legal limit of
acidity. Thirty-seven out of 63 samples of lard
examined were adulterated with cotton seed
oil. Six out of ten samples of olive oil con
sisted largely of cotton seed oil. Of 23 samples
of cream of tartar two only were satisfactory,
the remainder being made up of mixtures of
tartaric acid, acid calcium, phosphate starch,
terra alba, and in somo instances alum. Tho
report of Associate Chemist Eberman shows
substantially the same results.
A BIG EAILWAI DEAL.
Spreading Ont of a System That Is to Cover
All of Canada.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, October 3. With tho view of
merging the control and concentrating finan
ciering of the St. Paul, Minnesota and Mani
toba Railroad Company, it has been deter
mined to organize a now corporation. It will
be a function of the new concern which bas
been organized under the title of
the Great Northern Railway Company,
to provide for the development
of the business and for the necessary exten
sions of the present system. A large part of
the extensions to the Manitoba system has
been made by other corporations, the securi
ties of which have been largely acquired for
the benefit ot the stockholders. This company
now holds such securities, and other property
to the amount of over 22,000,000, the par value
of which, 11,750,000, has been deposited as
security for S3,000,000 collateral trust mortgage
The directors are of the opinion that the
value of these securities can be most readily
applied to the benefit of all stockholders by
transferring them, for a sufficient considera
tion, to a new corporation, which should under
take the charge of all the railways now man
aged or controlled by the company, together
with the necessary extensions, guaranteeing
regular and permanent dividends on tho pres
A C0L0EED B0ULANOEE.
Blanch K. Brace Elected n Convention
Dclogntc From Fonr Counties.
ISrECIAL TELEOKAM TO IDE DISPATCB.1
Washington. October 3. "I don't think the
Northern press has qnite done justice to our
Mississippi Boulanger." said Mr.Ralpb Bollin to
the correspondent of The Dispatch to-day.
Mr. Bollin is a prominent attorney, a former
official of the Attorney General's office, dis
missed by Cleveland on account of his Repub
licanism. "And who is the Mississippi Boulanger?"
"Blanch K. Bruce, the colored ex-Senator
and ex-Register of the Treasury. Wo call him
Bonlanger because he was elected a delegate
to the late State convention from no less than
four counties, the largest and most populous in
the State. The districts elected dele
gates to the county conventions, which
in turn elected delegates to tho State
convention. Bruce was elected in his
own county of Warren, in which Vicksburg is
situated, Hlnes, in which is Jackson, the State
capital, and from Bolivar and Leake counties.
It is the first case of the kind that I know of in
the United States. Then in the State conven
tion Bruce was elected temporary and perma
nent chairman by acclamation, though tbe con
vention was composed largely of whites."
MICHIGAN MAI GET IT.
Tho President Considering Her Claims for
the Supremo Court Vacancy.
rSFZCIAI. TBLEQKAK TO IHB DIBPATCB.t
Washington, October a Senator McMil
lan called on the President to-day to urge tho
claims of the State of Michigan to
the vacancy on tbe bench of the Supremo
Court He came away somewhat hopeful. Not
withstanding the reports that havo been
circulated of late with bo mnch appearanco
of truth, it is learned to-night on the highest
authority that at no time has tho President
thonght seriously of appointing Attorney Gen
eral Miller to the place.
The appointment will not be made till after
the meeting of Congress. Of tho long list of
candidates for the place, the two men with the
stroneest backing are Judgo Henry B. Brown
of the United States District Court, Detroit
and Alfred Russell, of tho same city, a lawyer.
CHICAGO WANTS THAT FAIB.
Eight Millions Ttnlsed and Sixteen Ohio
Congressional Pledges Secured.
Chicago, October a At to-day's meeting of
the Chicago World's Fair Finance Committee
a message was read from President Hill, of the
Manitoba Railroad, subscribing $25,000 per
sonally to the Chicago guarantee fund. The
brewers and distillers In Chicago, subscribed
$300,000. Total subscriptions to date aggregate
It was announced this afternoon that 16 Ohio
Congressmen have pledged themselves to vote
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson.
Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson died at the old Don
aldson homestead, Snowden township, on Tues
day afternoon, at the age of 03 years. Mrs. Don
aldson had been very feeble for somo time, and
early In beotcmber she slipped and fell lu her
home, breaking one leg at the thigh, bhe grew
weaker every day. and her pain was very great,
until she was released by death. Mrs. Donaldson,
nee Morrison, was the widow of William Donald
son, of Snowden township, and was born in
Washington county. Pa., January is. 1795.
Among Mrs. Donaldson's children may be men
tioned: Henry, of bnowden, at whose home she
died. Dr. Donaldson and W. Donaldson, of Can
onsburg. and Mrs. Miller, of Snowden. Mrs.
Donaldson was burled at Bethlehem yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Peter Bolster, Jr.
Peter Bolster, Jr., son of cx-Aldcrman Peter
Bolster, died at his home, 90 High street, Alle
gheny, on Wednesday last, at the early age of 25
years. The deceased was a highly popular young
Alleghenlan, and a member of Twin City Council
No. 121, Jr. O. U. A. M., and of Carpenters and
Joiners' Union Mo. 237. of Allegheny. Ills funeral
wlU leave bis parents' residence on High street at
2 r.U. on Friday, October 4.
Y. n. Wntson.
ATLAsnc City. N. J., October s. w. n.
Watson, of Leetonia, O., dledsuddcnlytblsmorn
Ing of apoplexy In his cottage here. Deceased
was tbe founder of the Leetonia Reporter, and at
various periods of lire acted as editor of tho
Louisville MutuaiAit, Mew Philadelphia Mam
and Dover WeetlyArgm. "
A CENTER OP GAIETY.
A Series of Assemblies to bo Held at the
Slonongahela House by Cotillon Clubs
General Society News.
The old-time Monongahela House will figure
this fall and winter as a center of gayety. Some
of its austere conservatism will melt away in
the sprightliness of youth and beauty. Society
people have found out that since the recent
improvements in tbe big hotel it has the most
magnificent assembly room in town. This is
nearly 100 feet long, having been made by tear
ing out the gentleman's parlor on the first
A series of assemblies will be held at the
Monongahela House this winter by two new
cotillon clubs. The first will be held on Friday,
October 25, by tbe Monongahela Club. The
dances will be something brilliant. The club
numbers 40 gentlemen on its books, and the
limit has been placed at SO. The following are
the officers: President, A- S. Beymer; Vice
President, C. J. Schultz; Secretary. L, H.
HornersTreasnrer.T. E. McClure; and it in
cludes Frank Stewart. P. L. Craig, Frank
Johnson, George Craij', Thomas Atterbury, W.
J. McCance, John McCormick, Sam Nease,
Thomas McMillan, L. W. De Haven. Watt
Foster, etc A series of seven dancing parties
is contemplated, occurring at intervals of
about three weeks. Tbe time will be from 9 till
2, with snpper at 12 o'clock.
The Allegheny Club is the name of another
new society devoted to the votaries of terpsl
chore which has its headquarters at tbe same
botel. Its promoter is Mr. I. G. Ihmsen, and
its first dance is set for October 29 at the
A EOMANTIO MATCH.
Tho Marrlnce- of Miss Milllo Wood and
Mr. Louis Spoer.
There was a tinge of romance in the wedding
of Miss Millie Wood and Mr. Loui3 Bpeer,
which took place yesterday evening at the
home of the bride, just over tho city line in
the West End. Since her infancytbo brido
bas been known everywhere as "Millie
Woods," the daughter of Captain John A.
Wood, tho extensive coal operator. Only on
August 24 last was the secret of ber life made
public through an application to the Orphans'
Court for a chango of tbe young lady's
name. It was there stated that her
parents' name was Cooper. Captain Wood
took charge of her when she was only 3 years of
age. her parents havlnggone to England. That
was 15 years ago. The Court allowed her to be
come legally Millie Wood by name, tbe adopted
daughter of the capitalist. This action was
taken at that time in anticipation ot tbe event
The girlhood home of tho brido was trans
formed into a perfect bowerf or the celebration.
Deft and nimble fingers of friends with an
abundance of cut flowers and plants from Cap
tain Wood's conservatory accomplished great
The dining room was especially attractive.
Two of the memorial cherry trees with their
bright green leaves were prominent there, with
graceful vines twined around the base of each.
The buffet was bright with cut flowers. The
library mantels were a solid mass of salvia and
green. Tbe back parlor mantel was a huge
snowbank ot white geraniums and lantanna,
while the storm king fuschia reigned supreme
in tbe front parlor.
Tbe arch between the two rooms was heavily
festooned with a fine green vine. Under this
arch the bridal pair, Miss Millie Wood and
Mr. Louis Sneer, were escorted by two ushers,
Mr. James B. Wood, a brother of the bride, and
Mr. Frank Livingston, of Sewickley. There,
kneeling on white hastocks, thev were made
one by Rev. C. E. Locke, of the Smithfleld
Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. Robert
Miller, of the Birmingham Street Methodist
Church, both being brothers-in-law ol the
Tbe bride was arrayed in a heavy cream
silk brocade decollete, and entralne, especially
tasteful as white rose buds caught all the
drapings. White slippers and gloves were
worn and a boauet of white rose buds carried.
A handsome ornament of precious stones
gleamed, the only jewelry worn. The ceremony
took place at 7.30 p. M., and Mendelssohn
wedding march was played by Mrs. John
Wood, Jr. The reception which followed was
a very enjoyable affair. About 200 prominent
society people were present to whom a tempt
ing repast was served. Among notables
from abroad was the editor of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat, and Captain B.
D. Wood, a brother of Captain John A. Wood,
of New Orleans.
The groom is a yonng man in tho employ of
Captain John A. Wood. The presents in
cluded everything that this artistic ago could
MARRIED IN CRAFT0N.
Miss Harriet Redman Ilnys and Sir. E. E.
Stewnrt Are Happily Wedded.
A hundred or more guests assembled at tho
reoldence-of Mr. James R. Redman, at Crafton,
last night, participants in the festivities attend
ing the marriage of bis niece,' Miss Harriet
Redman Hays, daughter of Mr. Milton D.
Hays, to Mr. Etmer'E. E. Stewart, general
agent of the Armenia Insurance Company.
The occasion will be treasured by all who were
present as one of the most enjoyable events
that brightens life. The arrangements were
perfect. A special train conveyed the guests
from the city to Crafton at 8 p. M., and at the
close of the festivities, which were prolonged
until 2 o'clock in the morning, brought them
back to tbe city.
The marriage ceremony took place at 9
o'clock, the Rev. David Jones, of the First M.
P. Church, officiating. Miss Fannie Cooke
was maid of honor; Miss Nelly Brunt and Miss
Milla Rhodes, bridemaids: Horace F. Lowry
and Will G. Stewart were groomsmen, and
Hamilton Brunt and Will T. Espy ushers.
The bride wore a white satin princess cos
tume, cut low, and elaborately draped with
white tulle, and carried a bouquet of white
roses. The maid of honor wore a white faille
silk, walking length; Miss Brunt wore blue
snrab silk: Miss Rhodes pink surah silk, and
all earned bouquets of white roses. The
Toerge Orchestra fnrmshed tho music and
Luther the supper. The young couple received
numerous tokens of love and good will from
their relatives and friends, all appropriate and
many costly. After a wedding .trip to Cleve
land, Detroit and tha lakes, the young couple
will return here and go to housekeeping.
CAPT. LEW BROWN MARRIED.
Miss Lizzie Peebles Becomes His Hand
some, Happy Bride.
Tbe marriage of Miss Lizzie Peebles to Cap
tain Low Brown was celebrated at tbe home of
the bride's parents, No. 143 Arch street, at 6
o'clock last evening. Miss Peebles is the
daughter of Mr. Peebles, the well-known archi
tect; Captain Lew Brown is tbe popnlar drill
master of the Masonic fraternity, and Council
man from tho Fourteenth ward.
The parlors of the family residence were
beautifully decorated with potted plants, ferns'
and cut flowers by Patterson. The bridal pair
were unattended, save by Mr. Charles Homes,
master of ceremony. Rev. McKay, of St.
Peter's Church, performed the ceremony.
The bride was attired in a very handsome
costume of white satin, decollete, with trim
mings of white ostrich tips. The entire front
was composed of the tips, which gave a pecul
iar, soft, wavy effect. White gloves and slip
pers completed the costume, with a bouquet of
white rosebuds. A reception was held at tbe
home of the bride's parents from 7 to 9, which
was attended by a large number of fashionable
people, friends and relatives of the contracting
Sanies. An excellent supper was served by
luhn. Tbe wedding presents comprised every
thing handsome that could be imagined. The
young people departed on the evenine train for
a three weeks' visit to New York. Upon their
return they will be "at home" to friends on
Fifth avenue. East End.
In a Soclnl Way.
"Chuddy" is the popular chewing gum in
Pittsburg. It is a local commodity, and is
packed in neat little bon-bon boxes. It is war.
ranted to strengthen, beautify and preserve
the teeth and aid digestion nothing else.
Grafton Station was the scene of a nota
ble society event last evening. A very pleasant
reception was held at the residenco of Mrs.
Mary Battln, at which several hundred guests
The Amateur Art Association of the school
of design met yesterday afternoon for the first
time this season. They intend giving an enter
tainment some time this fall that will abound
Oxidized silver opera glasses are the proper
thing just now. If they bear the name of
Lemaire a twenty dollar gold piece will just
fill the bill.
DISPERSING A MOCK MOB.
The Massachusetts Militia Is Getting Ready
for Actual Business.
LYNN, MASS., October 3. A novel and Inter
esting feature of the mobilization of the Sec
ond Brigade of the Massachusetts Volunteer
Militia to-day was the storming of a barricade
and the dispersing of a sham mob by the troops.
The barricade was constructed of carts, wagons,
etc., thrown across Market street in the line of
march. Tbe troops charged and moved the
obstruction and tbe mob was dispersed by tho
tiro from two gatllng guns from e.ich battery
loaded with blank cartridges, and also by tbe
fire from ten-poundera ana sharpshooters.
The movements were witnessed by thousands.
Captain Ta lor, ot the regular army, detailed
by Secretary Proctor, watched (tho concentra-
..V.. M..1 .a...ftvtl vtf Wfe maw uuu
HI3 INTENTIONS GOOD.
An Important Decision in Relation to Home
stead Land Claims.
WASHDfGTOK, October a Judgo Lewis A.
Groff, tho Commissioner of the General Land
Office, has rendered a decision in the case of
Johannes Frederick versus Fred Hansel,
which came up on appeal from the decision of
the local land officers at Benson, Minn. The
decision appealed from holds that evidence
submitted at tbe hearing shows that Hensel
bad failed to comply with the letter of the
Homestead law, in that he did not establish an
actual residence upon the land within six
months after the date of his entry, and had
made only occasional visits to the land up to
tbe date of the initiation of the contest. This
fact is held to show a lack of good faith on his
part and his entry is accordingly cancelled.
Commissioner Qroff overrules this decision, and
from an examination of the testimony In tbe
record I find theroUowing facts: That claimant
admits that be had not established his residence
on tbe tract Involved before he received notice of
tbe contest. When he made entry therefor his
home was with his father, about one mile from the
land in dispute, antf during the summer and fall
of 188a be helped to cultivate and harvest the crops
on his father's farm. Ho found time, however, to
break about eight acres on bis own claim, and to
fnt up several tons of hay thereon, in July, 1886.
n September he quarried rock and built there
with a stonewall, or foundation, for a dwelling
house Ilia feet: also dug a cellar, in October be
collected building materials on the land to the
value of J80. In .November he commenced to put
up bis bouse, but did not grt it in a habitable con
dition, and let it go unfinished during the ensuing
winter. As soon as the weather became fit In tha
spring of 1837 he resumed operations on his claim,
having made his home with bis father during the
winter, and at the time of tbe hearing, April 8,
1837, he had his house finished and was occupying
it. The claimant was a single man. having no
property but a yoke of oxen, and bad to depend
upon bis own labor for the means to purchase
lumber for building Ms house. lie could not get
monev sufficient for that purpose In time to com
plete it within six mouths from the date or his
entry, bnt he finished It as soon as he could, and
was on his claim In ample time to put In a crop
during the first season In which crops could be
cultivated after he took it. 1 seer no bad faith
here, and no cause shown why the claim should
not be established.
This decision is regarded as important as in
dicating the policy of the General Land Office
with respect to this class of claiiiR.
TREASURE DNDER THE WaTES.
A Reward of $25,000 for Finding a Sunken
rSPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH. I
New Yobk, October 8. There is a little for
tune in turpentine drifting somewhere on the
broad Atlantic for tbe tug boatman who can
find it. It is in the hold ol the Norwegian hark
FreyaCaptain Johnson, which was capsized
off Cape Henlopen, September 10, In the cy
clone. It is valued at $70,000, and was Insured
for that amount.
The Marine Underwriters have offered a re
ward of 525,000 for the bark,and all the idle sea
going tugs are hustling for It
Tbe tugs Argus and Battler, of Philadelphia,
owned by Peter Wright & Sons, started out
after the treasure about two weeks ago. They
put into Boston on Sunday last for provisions,
and steamed away again to-day. It is not un
likely that the new steel-hulled tug L. Lucken
bacb, which is provided with triple expansion
engines, will put out from Norfolk on a cruise
for the turpentine-laden bark.
The Luckenbach is owned by the Lucken
bacn Brothers, of Soutb street, and bas been
only a week or so in the service. 8he is said to
be tbe finest ocean tug afloat.
Nobody knows exactly where the Freya was
capsized. She left Savannah for London on
August 2S. Her crew of 12 men were rescued
from the bark's lifeboat by the Norwegian
bark Sorrideren on September 11 and taken to
PAIR P0LIGAM0DS RECRUITS.
More Than 60 Girlish Mormons Imported
for Utah's Market.
New Yobk, October 3. Tho steamship
Wyoming of the Galon Line brought to
this port yesterday, 110 Mormon con
verts, mostly Germans, from Thuringla.
Over half of them were young girls
between the ages of 13 and 18 years. The
entire lot was grouped in families, and. efforts
to discover any of them who were without a
legal or natural guardian, so they could be de
tained, were of no avail. Superintendent
Simpson, of Castle Garden, said, however, that
be was confident that many of the elder people
who claimed to be the parents of the girls were
not related to them, in any way.
When they came to Castle Garden they were
in charge of an elder, an Englishman, whose
name could not be learned, as he came as a
saloon passenger. When he entered Castle
Garden ne became rather officious, and was
ejected from the garden Ay Superintendent
The entire lot, after being registered, were
taken by Agent Gibson, of the Guion Company,
to the pier of the Old Dominion Steamship
Company, whence they sailed for Newport
News. From there they will take the cars to
Salt Lane City, where they will have a chance
to see whatMormonism really is.
EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY.
A Peculiar Charge Acalnst tho Chief
Justice of Arizona.
Washington, October 3. For some time
past a vigorous effort has been made to procure
the removal of Chief jJustlce Wright, of
Arizona, but no one could be found ready to
put the complaint against him in proper
shape. Formal charges, however, duly signed
and sworn to, have at last reached Washing
ton, and an investigation has been ordered.
The principal accusation, it is said, is that the
Chief Justice overrode tho laws of the Ter
ritory in several cases, and had a way of im
posing the penalty of banishment upon cul
prits in place of, or as an alternative, for somo
of the punishments prescribed by statute.
It is not complained that this practice hadn't
a wholesome influence upon the general moral
tone of the community by ridding it of bad
characters whose offenses were only inade
quately provided for in the laws, Dut it Is
argued that a magistrate of the rank of a
Chief Justice is appointed to expound, not to
amend, the system oi jurisprudence
A Johnstown Qiao Missing.
Chief of Police Harris, of Johnstown, tele
graphed to the Pittsburg police yesterday, ask
Ing for information concerning Frank R. Devlin
and child, who left Johnstown for Pittsburg last
Thursday. He said the missing man, who was a
merchant in tho flooded city, was a brother to
me iwr. rinuw iuuwm ucium, w. w.
side. Inspector McKelvcy discovered this to be
a misiaKe, uubiearueu uuk mo luioatuj, uiu .
.. i .1. -TnM Cal,nTl T Tlavlln nf TTflTftl.
wood. Nothing has been learned of his where
abouts. District of Columbia Indebtedness.
Washington. October a A statement
prepared by the United States Treasurer shows
that the total indebtedness of the District of
Columbia September 30 last was 20,131,330,
being a net decrease by oneration of sinking
fund and otherwise since July L 1878, of 81,971
8&U The net reduction of Interest charges 13
stated at $137,872, and the total of 3.to per cent,
bonds outstanding at 14,033,000.
A Surprise In Store.
From tbe Baltimore Amerlcan.l
It is more than probable that the English
syndicates will outdo themselves in trying to
corner all the wealth production of this coun
try. They are paying extravagant prices for
everything, and some day when they balance
accounts there will boa surprise for somobody.
His Worst Enemy.
From the OU City Blizzard. I
In all the huffettlngs man receives in his
journey through life the kicks that hurt the
worst are generally the ones that he gives him
self. A LITTLE WORLD.
O what care we for the wide old world,
tVlth Its kings and queens, and wars and woes T
For we havo a world of our own, dear love;,
A very small world-but stlU It grows.
A little sweet world that floats through space.
Unseen by astronomers, known to none
But ourselves; and never a whit we care
How far awajr It Is from the sun.
For Isn't it warm as a fair June day 7
And isn'tit clear asasuulitsea?
And Old Probabilities can't send rain
To darken that world for you and me.
And what do we care Tor Bismarck and Blaine f
We've a king (age eight) and a queen (age six)
Who hold more power thau any snen men,
And are up to all their diplomatist tricks.
And what do we care for all thclrships.
With which they hope each other to drub.
When our young king has a naval display
That's grander than theirs In the big tin tub 1
And wby to their stupid courts should we
A blessed bit of attention pay,
When we can see our queen of the dolls
Hold grand receptions every day t
And what do we care for their treaties of peace,
Their federations and compacts brave.
When wo have a union of four true hearts
That nothing caa sever except the grave t
And how do we know they'll sever then
Mayhap God's grace wUl break death's bars,
And lt our little world still float
Through endless peace beyond the stars. - k
- W. . UenOwt on in Harper's Xovng PtoftS, ,
GLEANED IN GOTHAM.
Eloped on His Wife's Money.
new'yokb: bttbxau sfecials.1
New Yobk, October 3. Ten days ago John
Fitzgerald, of Arlington, N. J., borrowed IW0
from bis wile?' ostensibly to pay bis expenses In
Philadelphia while be was looking for work.
He left Arlington at once, and bas set re
turned. Last night Mrs. Fitzgerald learned
that he did not use her money In looking for
work, but .to pay tha expenses of eloping with
a Newark shop girl, with whom, he was now
living, under an assumed name. Mrs. Fitzger
ald, took legal measures to-day,to get back what
was left of her $100 and to get rid of Mr. Fitz
gerald. Seeking Safety at Sea.
The steamship Rotterdam brought to this
port tonday, Captain G. H. Vansteyn.commasd
ing the royal Netherlands navy; Captain D.
Hubcrt,of the merchant steamship Nederland,
and Mr. DeWeckherliu, who are delegates of
the Dutch Government to tbe international
maritime conference to be held in Washington,
October 16. The object of the conference Is to
devise means of securing greater safety for
vessels at sea, S. W, Flood, of this city, has
just been appointed by the Norwegian Govern
ment to represent it at tbe conference.
Worked by an Old Singer.
John Higgins arrived here from Tacoma, to
day, with ESS and ticket to Liverpool by the
steamship Indiana. This morning at the dock
he made the acquaintance of a respectable
looking old man, who professed to have a berth
in tbe same stateroom with him. The old man
was in trouble. He wanted O00 urgently for
something, and was much worried how to get at
the $500 in his valise on shipboard. Higgins
kindly gave him his 885, and then, according to
the old man's directions, went ddwn to the
steamship to see how soon they could get on
board. Higgins is still looking for the old man
and his 885.
Tanner Done With Dalzell.
There is a padlock on Corporal Tanner's
mouth, and some one else has tbe key. As he
left the Astor House restaurant this morning
he ran into the arms of a dozen reporters wbo
had just heard of his arrival late last eight. Be
fore any one could ask a question Mr. Tanner
exclaimed: "Sorry, gentlemen, but I cannot
talk. I have nothing to say." He wandered
around to the hotel office, where he repeated
the same words: "Gentlemen, I cannot talk."
"Are you looking for the United States Mar
shalshipT" "No, sir; I am not. I came here
altogether on private business nothing else."
"What's the news from Montana!" "Who wiU
succeed you aa Commissioner f "Idon'tknow."
"Heard anything from Dakota to-day7 Do you
still consider Dalzell's publication of your letter
a breach of confidence?" "Yes, sir; most em
phatically." -What's new In Brooklyn? Mr.
Tanner, are you looking for any officer' "Isold
I bad nothing to talk about I only hope my
successor will be a man who will grant the vet
erans reasonable pensions. Good morning,
gentlemen." This is the strangest Interview
with Tanner that was ever reported. ,
A Murderer Adjudged Insane.
Christian Deyhle, the aged inventor, came
from Philadelphia to this city on September
12, and murdered Frederick William Gess
wein, manufacturer of engravers' tools, be
cause Gesswein, with whom he had had unsuc
cessful litigation, would riot give him 500 to
enable him to get into a home for old men. Dr.
Fitch, city examiner in lunacy, reported to
District Attorney Fellows to-day, that in bis
opinion Deyhle, wbo Is locked up in the tombs,
is now insane. 'If this opinion is upheld on a
trial, Leyhle will be committed to an asylum.
If he recovers his sanity he will be brought
back to this city, to be tried for tha murder.
Deyhle's grievance against Gesswein was his
claim tbat Gesswein had wronged him by in
vading his patent for the manufacture of an
THE DREADED YELLOW SCOURGE.
A Passenger Dies Soon After His Arrival In
New Okleass, October 3. Enrique De
villa, a Colombian Consul, who arrived here
from Livingston, Guatemala, by the steamship
City of Dallas, October 1 at 8 P. at., died this
morning at his residence, on Decatur street, at
1130 of fever. Alter careful investiga
tion, the attending physicians pronounced the
case yellow fever, and this opinion was con
curred in by tbe board of experts wbo ex
amined into the matter on behalf of tbe Board
of Health. All precautions have been taken
by the Board of Health, who announce that
there Is no cause for alarm.
The impression now seems to be that Devilla
had been sick for some time before reaching
the Mississippi quarantine station, but in order
to get through and prevent detention of tie
vessel, he mustered on deck with the passen
gers and crew, and that this imprudence made
his recovery Impossible.
A TERT PECDLIAR PIRE.
Burning Pent Does Damngn to the Extent of
Albert Lea, Mcrcr., October 3. A great
peat fire is burningnear Geneva, in this county.
It is estimated that 5,600 acres of land has been
burned over and 6,000 tons of hay destroyed.
Over 170 loads in stacks, owned by L. T.Bell,
were burned Tuesday, and every day some
.farmer loses more or less.
There is no means of saving the bay, as the
fire is in the peat,- under the, surface, and It is
unsafe to drive a team near it. Experts esti
mate the value of the despoiled land at SlOtLOOO,
and the damage by burning of hay at 830,000.
Oar New Ally.
From the Chicago Trlbune.1
China overrun the United States? . Pd like
to see the slant-eyed heathens undertake that
job! if they meddle with my breweries over
there Til blow their country out of water,
blabst 'em! I. EulL
Well Developed Symptoms.
From the Minneapolis Tribune. I
John L. Sullivan has all the symptoms so well
developed that It is almost impossible to be
lieve nlm when he says he is not running for
C. P. Duxi. of McVeytown, Pa., Is the owner
of a sand mine that turnlshes tho only quality
ot sand to be found In this country fine enough
and containing tho requisite qualities to be
used in the manufacture of American plate'
glass that is equal to the best article that can
be Imported from France or Belgium. Mr.
Dull supplies the Pittsburg factories with this
sand material, and they were not able to com
pete with tbe foreign glass until it was discov
ered that the McVeytown sand was very much
tbe same as that which Is dug from the banks
of tho southslde of the English channel and
German ocean, and which had previously given
the French and Belgian product the control of
the markets of the world.
AN East Liverpool family who cave a tramp
a meal about a year ago were surprised by a
visit from him again the other day. The man
came back, not as a tramp, but as a prosperous
man ot business. He was on his way to Cin
cinnati, and stopped off to visit his benefactor,
to whom he presented a set of gold collar and
AcranaYJtAjrfromOhlo left a hotel at
Cape May last summer because the bill of fare
contained a dish called "deviled crabs." Ho
had b sen wrestling with old Satan f or 20 years,
and h j did. not propose to take any chances,
At Lean, O , a man was arrested for steal
ing a lut"of tools from a mill. Ono of the
lookers on at the trial recognized a pair of boots
on tho prisoner's feet as his own. After the
trial he examined the boots and proved his
ptoperty. The boots were taken and given to
their owner and the Sheriff went out and
purchased a pair of shoes for the prisoner
before taking him to jail.
as enormous eagle recently alighted on a
house in Monongalia county, W. Va., but flew
away befor the owner could hunt up bis shot
Tub trustees of a church in an Ohio village
agreed to sell their old meeting bouse to a cer
tain citizen. Bnt when they discovered that
he wanted to convert the property Into a saloon
tbe bargain was declared off.
HniAii Ernr-AIH Bisooksos, of Cay's Cross
ing. Sullivan connty, wears a No. 11 boor. Ho
boars tha reputation among his neighbors Of
beVc something ot a kicker.
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shr3 -r" wea a KiHtmssoo.- .It
. 4a.4nk, Me.. Udr started sstl
alea W nd Is ready to m out. ,
Ellas Kerr, of Haaferf, Cat. k hordW
-Saperstltlotu people will mei be si''
5?2 Lw.tifr' t6at tn8 " -
ri o.l3 to have killed more seonia "-
otatratooatKrieUwayT9 - "V
Th krgest steoah&maer la the Halted 1
States is now In operation at tbe Iatrefce Steel Vv
Works. It weighs 30 ton, and Is arraoaed ta '
strike a blow with the foree of 80 tonsv .7
"Grandma" Brawn, of CelWek,
N'.H-.who will celebrate ber lOfcfe Mrtfeday
anniversary October IT. if she Hves, bad hr
eyesight completely restored a few days age. '
The parents of Mr. Koo, aUaeke nf the
J'rajnforaiaghfsatB4ttBjlMM sheeted -"8
for him. Ha has neve sees bis pjesjee-
A. Philadelphia Inventor k hwy oi s .
street car floor, comprfalBe slats Wd oresswtoe . '
i77,.r. "" IB,uuw oaBes, us mews,,
to the front SniaaUj roil the peejte V'
Miss tfnWIoi;.. nr -i stti
Cumberland county, N.Y has a pfeBOwMia
A woolen mill at Charlotiesville, Va.,
has for three successive years obtained tha
contract for furnishing the cloth fertfce faH
and winter uniforms of the Philadeteiis, letter
carrlArs.hatnonnfin.-j ona. '
A Toronto. Ont.. man wax In TMUU.
phia and bought a ticket for home, stating t
he wanted to em via Twtotnn u.n.tr.K
IstOD, N. Y and when be awoke la Lewistea, ",
Me BSXt dAV HA VtU tha maAdaar nan ivTJ '.J
down u: city has seen for a moath.
A. hall and concert were gotten up by
an.English clergyman in order to provide the
parish with a hearse. This has bees oet-deae
byaballwhlohwasheldatDiBKwaM, ! Reg.
shire, 86etkad,iaorfer to provide aa ewrat
ing table i or the Boss memorial taseMal & tho
H. Ii. Phaxris- of ftafwtrlor. DiaL iku
raised two remarkably big beets. Ohsm
meu a wet zincues ib leegia, aa 19$ ISMMBJ
In circumference, and weighed 13 psaads. tT1
uu uidwwcu AOCbOlUCUOO 111 iSKBSt. SkSHSJS
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wm u. buuiuiuefetictj sou wojkbs1jmj
A. Mexican lion has beea sees aad awts
by various parties d arise the oast tatee weeks
In the neighborhood of Alder Branch, Tex. A
grand bunt was organized by tbe farmers ot
that, section last Friday, but the beast eluded
all search, and still roams at large to the terror
of many of tbe denizens of that seetiea.
Captain Alexaarkr Kendall, of Nasi
ville, hasa horse named Mack tbat be bas
taught to perform more than 30 trieks. He
can uncork a bottle with all the expertaess of
a veteran bartender, and can drink its contents
like an old toper. He will ring a dawer eelL
carry a dbmer basket, or play see-saw M nat
urally as if be was an individual.
A former Wilkesbarreman took a party
in a heroic tbe other day to call oa Martts Kel
loze, of Korwslk, 0 the occasion being Mr.
eUogg,sl98d birthday. They fonnd tbe old
gentleman In comparatively good health and
glad to see them. He told the party that he
didn't recollect of seeing any herdlos 130 years
ago, Mr. Baldwin brought back home witb
bim, as a souvenir, Mr. Kellogg's autograph,
which was written in a plain legible baad.
The coinage of gold dollars at the Phil
adelphia mint is limited to 5,000 a year, aad
they are pnt in tbe possession-of the Treasury
to make exact change in paying depositors of
gold bullion. Application is being eoastaaMy
made to the superintendent of tbe 1 slat lor'
different amounts of this coin for the purpose
of converting them into charms or other arti
cles of personal adornment. But the saperio
tendent invariably declines to fill such orders.-
Amone the dishes served atlhe weddinr
luncheon of one of the rleh Chinamen of J-.'
x orK me oiner oay were ine louowing: croii-ea
tendon1 of ducks' feet, with chicken liver ud
sweetened lotus seed, served with watermelon
wine; stewed goat tails with cbestnnts, served
with hardshell crabs in garlic and Chinese
vinegar; pigeon bones fried to a crisp, teen
broiled with bamboo-shoots and mushrooms,
and fned ducks' tongues, with Imported ham
and sharks' fins, with cauliflower.
Dillingersville, a small farming village
ten miles sonth of Alleatown, Pa., Is enjeyisg
the unusual spectacle of a young cat adopting
herself into a family of yonng pigs. Levi
Shelly, a large farmer. Is the owner of the oat,
which was so shy tbat the family was unable
tp make friends with it. Last .week a sew pre
sented a litter of ten pigs and the cat at obco
made friends with the new family. Ever since
then pussy has been with them, taking nourish
ment from tha same source as the little porkers,
and apparently enjoying their society as much
as if she actually was one of them.
A pamphlet has just been published in
Paris in which it is attempted to show tbat tbe
first inventor of the phonograph was not Mr.
Edison bnt a Frenchman, the late M.Charles
Cros. On April 30, 1S77, he sent to the Academy
of Sciences, as tbe minutes of that body are
said to show, a sealed letter, the contents of '.
which may be found in the transactions of tbe 1
Academy of DecemberSof thesameyear, wbea j
It was read at tha author's request Tbe com
munication was tha description of an apparatus
for registering and reproducing sounds by
means ot a sounding plate, a needle, and a
Joaquin Miller says that "in Spokane
Falls at tha Grand Hotel I saw a little box
with a few dollars of change In it out on the
end of the counter in tbe midst of a dozes or
two of the daily papers from various place.
No one, so far as I ever saw, was in charge of
eitherthe papers or the money. Any man who
wanted a paper took It. tossed his money Into
the box. and took whatever change- was bis. I
set this down as an Incontestable sign of pros
perity and let us admit, as we bow oar beads
in humility to the need ot tbat portion ot tbe
Lord's prayer which says 'lead us not into
temptation' of honesty, which is thellrst-bom
FANCIES OF FONHYTHBN.
It is a wise trout that knows how to read
between tbe lines. Qleru falls Republican.
They are talking of John I. Sullivan for
Congress- He-would feel at home when he struck
the ayes and noes. Tenters Statesman
The minstrel boy to D. O. has gone in
tbe ranks of claimants you'll find bim this father's
sword rusts on the wall, but there are claim areata
"I'm so sorry," she murmured; "I'll be a
sister to you." ,
Tbauis. In my childhood I never had a sister,
and I so longed for one- My prayer has been an
swered yon are the seventh sister. Pue.
Experience shows that prudish dames-;
Who go to camp revivals -y i-
... ...h. I. ...ftiaUniMH itt
AID UVb .(Via. w w .us. ..'- ,
Among tbe new arrivals. y
"Ah. deah boy. yon must be cahful; don't '
you know. I am afraid yon will get weal tipsy.;'
"Why, lUwwy, you know I nevah dwlnkaay
"No; but you've been mixing youah chewing
gum." Washington Capital. ' "
Wanted by His Mother. Tommy Come
on out 'n play, Johnny. "
Tommy Whatyer gotter stay borne fer?
Johnny The stove ltd Is broke and ma wants ms
to sit on tbe stove and keep the smoke In. Judge,
Very Laudable. "Do yon want to hire a .
man. mister!" -a;vCJ
Jfotlcan'tsaythatldo. Are you looking ft?-
a situation!" x CvS
"Then 1 hope you wiu get one. liuetoseeaj
man with aspirations toward a hire Uft." ZYbkvS
Mean of Him George That was meaaj
r.r pr.ii m tart that ttorv about me. wasn't lt.
Henry! Z '!j
Henry-What story, oeorger -,
"Wby. he's been telling around thatl left my
boarding house, owing my landlady 890. jf
Ton don't saTsol Audi don't suppose yea
owed her more than half that amount, dW.yo,s !
SHORT AND SWEET.
The balmy evening zephyrs
Plaved with each golden tress. !
And her azure eyes were iwlmmjagS,
In a sea of tenderness. xss
When I asked her If she loved bm
And I bear Ber answer ystj
In rar ear tH( maraud b.
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