Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 06, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
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POSTAGE All persons who mall the -undny issue of Tho Dispatch to friends slinuld bear In mind tho fact that the post age thereon is Two (2) Cents. All double and triple number copies ot The Dispatch require a 2-cent stamp to insure prompt d livery. PITTSmJKG. SUNDAY. OCT. 6, 1SS9. EOULASGEfi'S BUEST BUBBLE. Poor Boulangerl The hardship of having to come down to a pitiful score and a half of members in the Chamber, as the sum total of the party which was to take possession of the Legislature, was bad enough; the disap. pointment of runninc away with the expec tation of being called back again, and fail ing to receive the call, was bitter; but neither of them has half the sting that attaches to the announcement that the people who were putting up the money for his campaign have got tired of the job, and will let the bold Bsulauger goon his own resources hereafter. It also comes out in this connection that the people who were furnishing the funds which made Boulanger's campaign so great an attraction for the political adventurers, v ere no less than the wealthy leaders of the monarchist party. The stories about a rich American who was backing "le brave gen eral" or the enamored duchesse who was elevating him to greatness prove to have been alike pleasant examples of French political fiction. Boulanger was simply a paid agent of the Orleans princes, hired on his own representation that he could sweep the French elections and turn France over once more to the representative of the Bour bon and Orleans dynasty. Having failed to deliver the goods, he loses the supplies and his political light is blotted out. This pnts both parties to the transaction in an nnenviable light It exposes Boulan ger as making merchandise of a bogus political power, and the Comte de Pans as buying his way to the throne, and at the same time exemplifying the old proverb about the promptness with which a fool and his money part company. THE CHANGE OF MOVING DAY. Elsewhere in this issue will be seen the copy of a circular and agreement to be cir culated among owners of houses and real estate agents for the changing of leases to expire on Hay 1, instead of April 1 as here tofore. So much has been said of this change that it is hardly necessary to repeat the ar guments in its favor here. The old custom of terminating leases on April 1 probably liad.its origin in the early days, when that date was necessary in order to let farmers plant their crops and smaller tenants their gardens; but it is entirely antiquated and out of date now. The advantages of a change from an inclement season to one which is likely to be pleasant are so obvious that it should secure universal support We hope that landlords generally will sign the agreement and secure the beneficial and in expensive reform. THE NEW GAB LINES. Amid all the talk of shortage in gas and possible failure of the supply, the record of new lines laid furnishes the most convincing evidence of the opinion of those who are in the best position to judge of that question. The men who lay gas lines and put hard earned money in them are not likely to do it without satisfying themselves that their money is not thrown away. We have already alluded to the construc tion of the big steel main by the Philadel phia Company at a cost of nearly a million dollars. Including this, the Philadelphia Company is stated to have laid a hundred miles of pipe this year. Five competing companies have laid mains costing probably $2,500,000 from different fields to the city. The total mileage of pipe laying is stated to be 150, and the total cost in the vicinity of $1,000,000. These facts convey not only the assurance Of permanence in supply but also the prom ise of competition. Both are equally grati fying to the public of Pittsburg. HOT A GOVEHKUEKT FTJKCTI0H. One of the arguments by which Mr. St. John, of New York, supports his proposi tion to make silver coinage take the place of the legal tender issue, is that the increase of silver coinage to the amount of $1,000,000 monthly will "importantly enhance" the price of silver bullion by increasing the total consumption of silver somewhat be jond its present production. But what right has the United States Government to undertake a policy for the purpose of enhancing the price of silver as a metal? It would be very pleasant for the interests which produce iron to have the Government buy 1,000,000 worth of iron every month; but the people whose money pays for it would interpose the objec tion that it is not the Government's bnsiness to seek to enhance the price of iron any more than of grain, beef, pork or cotton. What ever effect the Government purchases of iron or steel for its proper needs, such as the building of ships or the manufacture, may Lave on Upmarket islegitimate enough; but to urge that the Government should go into 'wholesale purchases of iron merely to bull the market would be a remarkable effort ofj logic in support of an even more remarkable policy. The same rale holds good with regard to silver. Whatever public need there is for more silver coinage, the Government should meet by the purchase of silver bullion. But it is not the business of the Government to bull the silver market any more than to bull the prices of East End real estate. The sole question to determine is whether the increase of silver coinage is needed to sup ply the public with a convenient and suita ble currency, or whether it is not This question may be answered in differ ent ways, according to the extent and pur pose of the coinage. When the proposition is to retire'the legal tenders, which for nearly twelve years have been convertible into gold, and which for convenience 'and popu larity have never been surpassed, in order to let silver take its place, there is little in it to show how a public benefit would be secured. THE ELECTBIC LIGHT DECISION. The electric light decision of Justice Bradley, which was made public yesterday gives the first round of the contest very de cidedly against the Westinghouse interest. Of course, the case will go to the Supreme Court, and may possibly be reversed there. But the authority of Justice Bradley in such cases is high enough to furnish a probability that the claim of the Sawyer- Mann patent will not be upheld. Beside the uncertainty of appealed litiga tion, there is also the question what the effect will be if the ruling is affirmed. The representatives of the Westinghouse in terests say that it leaves open the manufact ure of incandescent lamps with fibrous carbon filaments to everyone. This would bo very satisfactory to the public as indicating a decided cheapening in the cost of lamps and a prob able reduction in the cost of electric light ing. But the decision does not make it quite certain that this is the case. It de cides that the Sawyer-Mann patent is not valid; bnt it does not say that some other patent either is or is not The Court refers to it as "supposed to be the discovery of Edison," but adds that it may be the dis covery of some other person. The practical effect ot the decision will, of course, be that the carbon filaments will be manufactured under competition, until the claim is set up in the courts under Edi son's or some other patent If there is no such valid claim we may look for a near ap proach to an era of cheap electric lighting. IT WOULD BE GOOD FOB PITTSBUBG. The reply of President Boberts to a com munication from the officers of the Belt Line Bailroadin Philadelphia, says that "it has always been the policy of the Pennsyl vania Bailroad Company to open its tracks to all railroad companies which will in re turn afford it equal facilities." Possibly the exact amount of faith io be placed in this profession may be somewhat minimized by the fact t hit the Pennsylvania Bailroad has rushed through PhiladelDhia Councils an ordinance permitting it to build tracks where the Belt Line is planned to go. But the assertion of such a policy is so im portant to Pittsburg that it would be well worth the trouble to make the attempt to see if it cannot be put in force here. A large share of the difficulty and cost of shipment in Pittsburg is the time and labor expended in bringing freight to and from the terminal points of different railroads With free transfer between all the railroads, or the joint use of terminal facilities, such as President Boberts professes thatthe Penn sylvania Bailroad is ready to make, the trouble and expense of shipment would not only be minimized, but a great expenditure in parallel lines could have been saved. Since President Boberts declares the will ingness of the Pennsylvania Bailroad to make such an arrangement, the Chamber of Commerce, the Grain Exchange and the City Councils should take prompt steps to secure its realization here. And if Penn sylvania Bailroad ethics do not apply the same rules to Pittsburg as to Philadelphia, the sooner that fact is made evident the better. KB. BLAINE AND THE C0NGBESS. It is a little difficult to estimate correctly the reports that there was objection among some of the Sonth American delegates, to the election of Mr. Blaine to the Presidency of the Pan-American Congress. The dis patches leave no question that there was some dissent, but whether it was of such serious character as to be any obstacle to a successful attainment of the objects of the Congress cannot be judged at this distance. It should be evident, however, that if there is any serious dissent as to his Presi dency on the part of a minority even, it would be wiser for Mr. Blaine, both person ally and for the public interests, to decline to let his individual position in the Congress become a stumbling block. The clear pur pose of the Congress is to conciliate and cul tivate the friendship of the South American nations. Especially in view of the attempts made by European nations to put the Con gress in the light of an attempt to establish Anglo-Saxon leadership over the Latin nations of this hemisphere, it is indiscreet to let any personal issues hamper the success of the commercial pur poses of the assemblage. As the objections are reported to come from Chili and the Argentine Bepublic, the two most progressive and important of the South American republics, and are conjectured to grow out of Mr. Blaine's position toward South American politics in 1881, the im portance of even extreme steps in the direc tion of conciliation, is evident This is the more plain, because Mr. Blaine's personal credit is most involved in the complete success of the Congress. Whether he serves as its President or not, nothing can rob him of the prestige of or iginating and constantly urging the policy that has brought the Congress together. That prestage, simply for him personally, will be much greater, if the commercial and diplomatic aims of the meeting are fnlly realized, than if they should be only partial ly attained, on account of personal feeling and international susceptibilities. It is probable that the importance of this feeling has been exaggerated. But if it ex ists to the extent intimated, Mr. Blaine's personal credit in the matter will be greatly increased by a gracelul retirement "The Congress of American States con vened in Washington on Wednesday, had its photograph taken, and then started for Pittsburg to be interviewed," remarks the Chicago JTetcs. It is true that Pittsburg will try to interview the delegates and will do it to some purpose. But the esteemed Neva is hereby informed that tbe important thing in that line will be to let the dele gates interview, our steel and glassworks, gas fuel and coal mines. Thus we will efface the unpleasant impression left in the minds of the visitors by the memory of Chicago's art in slaughtering bogs. The decisioi of the Ohio court that the Standard Oil Company does not own the .. ? i .1. , -r.il earth, is satusfactory to ptherpeople, ButJ of course the Standard will appeal from such an infringement of its vested rights. The statement is made by B. H. Dana that the postmasters of this country hold the balance of power in national politics and the party in power controls the postmasters. This looks plausible enough on the surface; but when we come to reflect that in the last two elections each party, in power and con trolling the postoffices at the time, has been beaten, there would seem to be exceptions which disprove the rule. The fatality on the Citizens' cable line yesterday should warn everyone against the danger of jumping off cars and crossing the track without making sure that no car is coming from the opposite direction. The New York Grant Monument Asso ciation has been roused by the comments on the subject to the extraordinary activity of expressing the hope that the corner stone can be laid by 1892. This creates the hope that by the next centennial of the discovery of America, New York will have the mon ument finished if it has not forgotten its promises in the meantime. Yesterday's grist of 'railroad and steamer collisions did not kill anyone, so far as reported. Consequently they present no hindrances to letting the smashing busi ness go right ahead as usual. With prohibition adopted in. South Dakota and defeated in North Dakota, a fine opportunity will be given for studying its practical results. Four States, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota have alternately accepted and rejected that meas ure. Tho respective effect in each ought to furnish a decisive test of its value or inutility. The awful news that the Eiffel bonnet has come out in Paris, will make it neces sary to elevate the stage to the level of the galleries, in order to let unfortunate theater goers have a glimpse of it The description of the fine organ which is to form a leading feature of the musio hall in the Carnegie Library bnilding, shows how splendidly the Norlhside people are to be supplied in that respect It also emphasizes the abiding poverty of Pitts burg's music hail and library facilities. The dangers which lurk in the small but business-like pickle, as set forth in a special article elsewhere, warn the pickle-eater to pause in his mad career of arsenic, copper, lead and sulphuric acid. The information thatthe German miners who made a successful strike recently, got their wages raised to the magnificent sum of 75 cents a day, is calculated to make the American workmen-feel satisfied with rates of wages in which double that sum is con sidered a small day's pay. One constable, at least, who is reported as having taken money to omit returning a "speak-easy," is likely to learn that the law has very distinct and disagreeable penalties for that sort of thing. The career of Burke, the Louisiana de faulting treasurer, is recounted elsewhere as "a meteoric career." As meteors are the greatest possible examples of irregularity, the term is decidedly descriptive of Burke's wholesale financial irregularities. The price of ?15,000 offered for a base ball player by the Philadelphia club, indi cates that baseball players are rising in value like pig iron and other leading staples of commerce. The discrepancies between the form in which the Michigan high license law was passed, and that in which it appears, looks as if the same hand that monkeys with reve nue bills in this State must have got in its work in the Michigan Legislature. The new postage stamps are out in Ger many, which permits the hope that Mr. Wanamaker will soon bring out the new fall styles in stamps for this country. The surprising report comes from Boston that Mr. Michael Kelly, the $10,000 beauty of the Boston baseball team, is losing his popularity in that city. This almost pre pares us for the dreadful news that Boston will go back on John L. Sullivan. The electric light decision sheds a good deal of light on the value of some patents that are capitalized at a big valuation. One hundred and fifty miles of gas pipe laid from the wells to Pittsburg during tbe present year, furnish the most cogent evi dence that experts in the gas business do not believe that the supply is going to fail. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. The Hon. James Russell Lowell will soon re occupy bis old home at Cambridge. General Daniel E. Sickles, ot Now York, who was in Congress in 1867, is talked of as a Tammany candidate for State Senator. Colokel William L. Shown, who, like Sunset Cox, was born in Ohio, is now spoken of as a candidate for the tatter's seat in Con gress. Ex-SeCbetaby Bayabd'S wedding with Miss Mary Willing Clymer is to occnr early next month; the exact date has not yet been announced. Mb. Williak W. Thtjbston, President of the Bethelehem, Pa,, Iron Company, finds his health failing and on that account will pres ently go to Cuba for the winter. A few days ago at the meeting of the Kan sas Equal Suffrage Association, Susan B. An thony said that every State in tbe Union within the next 40 years will accord women the liber ties asked fur by tbe association. Assistant Private Seobxtaby Pbtjden has been at the White House for 25 years. He asserts, and be is high authority, that Ruther ford B. Hayes was tne most liberal entertainer who ever occupied the Executive Mansion. This is contrary to popular belief. Mr. Fru den's word is not to be doubted, however. Commodore Jons G. WALKEK,who has for several years been the real head of the Navy Department, has been ordered to sea as com mander of the European squadron. The Com modore Is every inch a sailor and looks it. He is abont G feet 10, solidly built, and his gait shows that he has trod the deck for years. He pays little attention to dress, but devotes some care to his "Dundreary" whiskers and wavy black hair. He is considered a martinet by the drones in the service, but he Is nothing more than conscientiously faitbfnl to his duty. AN AUTU.UN STORM. The poplar shows the sliver of Its leaves; The giants that have slept are all awake; Tbe lightnings split tbe oak; tbe thunders'sbake Tbe hills and mountains; and the great wind heaves His breast almost to bursting, and achieves Uy one great effort, o'er the sea and lake, A victory. Lol the white-capped warriors break, And, in their sight, make bavoe that it grieves Tbe mind to think of such is Nature's storm, And, in the storm OT human passions, 'tis tbe same, Tbe great arise then from obscuring sleep The kings of men whom only gods can form. And nations, staring, .wondering1 whence they e,t7 ... , . ,. .. , See tbem reach glory's summits by a leap. I - w(awi;wn(inxj?iw, ia Washington Pott. THE TOPICAL TALKEE. A Blno-Stocklnged Phenomenon Wisdom In Babes' Months A fat Pnrso for Acton. AS a quartet of reporters were making their customary survey of the Chicago limited at the Union station the other evening, they espied through the windows of one of the sleepers a strange looking object protruding from an upper berth. They might have never known until this day what the phenomenon was had not there luckily happened to be among them a married man. After they had gazed in mingled wonder and curiosity at the sight for a minnte it was Benedict who spoke. Said he: "Candor compels me to tell you that that pe culiar manifestation is nothing less than a feminine foot and ankle obscured somewhat by a blue silk stocking." It is sad to relate that the reporters con tinned to rivet their eyes upon the errant foot even after this explanation. Several passen gers, including an old gentleman, became spectators also. The old gentleman could not see what was the object of all this attention. Ho was short-sighted, and patting on his eye glasses got as close tn the car as ho could. Jnst as he was comprehending the full beauty of the scene a yonng woman, evidently the .maid in attendance upon the owner of the foot and ankle, came down the aisle of the car, and taking In the situation, jerked down the blind in an instant The sigh that the old man gave startled the engineer and set him to examining his locomotive. V The father of twins recently started on a journey, leaving his hostages to fortune behind with their mother. Four or five days after he had started the twins began to miss him, and one night after snpper their mother overheard one say to the other: "I wish dad would come home." "Lord," said the other hero in kilts, "don't speak of it. I'm about dead to see hlin." And yet five years has barely flown above these forward youngsters' heads. The son of a well-known musician in this city chose an odd occasion to show his piety the -other day. The yonng man is about 2 years old, and o( late he has been demonstrating his nimbleness by climbing up the trellis ot a grape arbor in the paternal garden. Afraid of some ugly acci dent, bis father warned his Bon and heir that the next time he caught him clamborlng about that arbor be should spank him. Hardly had he uttered the warning and turned his back than the acrobatic youth was half way up the arbor. As soon as his father caught sight of hiln the child, realizing his fate, cried: "Come ana spank Eddie," and the executikner seized his victim and took him to the scaffold, or in plainer words, the parlor. There, as the unro- mantic preliminaries of the execution were in progress, the little hero exclaimed: "Let me say my prayers flrstt" Who could carry out a sentence of any sort upon a young martyr with such spirit as this; It is extremely Improbable that any theatrical organization has ever taken out of Pittsburg a larger sum of money than the Booth-Modjeska company. Ail sorts of extravagant figures have been named as the amonnt actually taken at the doors during the engagement, but as near as I can figure out the sum is not less than $15,000 nor more than $20,000, and if a mean be tween these two extremes is struck about 17,000 say you have the correct sum. Surely $2,600 a performance, repeated seven times. Is a comfortable result to actors and managers alike. The bulk of this goes to the Booth Modjeska company. ' LIFTED DP Bl Hlk HAIR. A Bcranton Dion's Locks Made the Snbject of n Novel Bet. ScitANTON, October 5. A Bcranton man, whose hair is uncommonly thick, lately won a bet for one of his acquaintances and lost it for another. They were talking one day in Sep tember about tho man's remarkably thick hair, when one of them said he would bet the oyster suppers for six and three quart bottles of champagne that the thick-haired man could stand to be lifted a foot from the floor by the hair of his head. The other took him up. and off they went to find out whether the owner of the hair would consent to be handled in that way. He said be was willing to let them make one trial on him, bnt be was very much in doubt, he declared, whether his scalp would stand his weight of 153 pounds. Anyhow, the man who bet on him might try. Then the bettor got upon a carpenter's bench, and the man with the thick hair backed up to the bench, stnek his hands in his trousers' pockets, set bis jaws, and was ready. The man on the bench then grabbed the bushy hairwith both hands and lifted slowly. The owner of the hair made all sorts of laces,but he had lots of grit, and be didn't squeal. Be was lifted 11 inches from the floor, and tho third man owned up that he had lost the bet fairly and squarely. Tbey had the. suppers and the champagne mat nignt, tnree otners joining tnem. or a week after that, the thick-haired man said, a circle of his scalp just above his ears, felt as sore as a boll. 300 FOE A HOLE IN THE GROUND. Mulatto Confidence Men Cleverly Victimize n Georgia Farmer. Sumiierytlle, Ga., October 6. Edward Boilings, living on a farm near here, has been swindled out ot $300 by two clever mulatto con fidence men. The latter came here two weelys ago and claimed to be looking for buried treas ure. They said they were Creeks from the In dian Territory, One of them had a chart with tho spot where the alleged treasure was buried plainly marked, and this spot proved to be on Boilings farm. Tbe swindlers produced musty documents to Erovo that $3,000 worth of sliver in bars was uried there six feet under gronnd. Tbey pro- iessoa to oeueve ine otaio wouia not let tbem keep the treasure, and offered to sell the claim for $300. Boilings gave them that sum, and as tbey disappeared he began digging. The de luded farmer, after sinking a bole 20 feet deep, has jnst come to the conclusion that he has been victimized. THE WHOLE SHELL 0E NOTHING. Representative Wblto Again Rises to a Question of Privilege. From the St. Louis Bepubllcl Representative White, of Illinois, who arose to a question of privileg last spring to deny the printed report that be bad drank water from a finger-bowl at a fashionable dinner. Is again reported in a protesting mood. While attending tbe Chicago Exposition a few days ago be strolled into a xasmonaDie restaurant and called for oysters. He did not designate the style of service further than to Indicate that be wanted tbem raw. Tbey were brought to him on tbe half-shell. Looking at them with a puzzled air, he wanted to know how thev were fixed. "On the half-shell, sir," said the waiter. "Take them back, then," said the legislator. "I pay fnll prices and want full measure. Bring me the whole shell or nothing." A Clnb Reception. The Carlton Clnb, on Fifth avenue, gave an elegant reception Thursday night Tho rooms were beautifully decorated for the occasion, and a very enjoyable time was spent. Tbe members of tbe club and their friends did ample justice to the good things provided. Not nn Uncommon Case. From the Kansas City Star.? A Topeka man bas sned for a divorce on the ground that he fears his wife. Would it not be establishing rather a dangerous precedent to allow a legal separation in Kansas on such grounds? DEATHS OP A DAT. . Richard T. Barker. llichard V. Barker, the well-known pilnter. died at his home, N6.ST Vlckroy street, about 7:30 yesterday morning. The cause of death Is said to be heart failure. When Mr. Barker was going up stairs on Friday evening be fell and was hurt In ternally. He went to bed shortly afterward, bis family little suspecting that the shock was fatal. Yesterday morning Barker was called at his usual hour, but he complained of feeling unwelL and desired to remain in bed awhile, saying be would rise later. About 7 o'clock he got out of bed and attempted to walk across the room While be was in the act be dropped lifeless. His wife found him on the floor a fetr minutes after ward. Sister Mary Clare. Sister Mary Clare, or the Convent of St. Michael, bouthslde, died on Friday, at 8 P. I to the great grief of her pupils and friends. The Sister's name, when in the world, was Mary Bose. She was a native of Buffalo, and was sister to the ltev. Mother ol St. Michael's Convent. Bister Mary Clare bad been a member of the Franciscan order for 15 years, most of which time ch.nAntlnRt MljT,firlifi- KMniptn Tn.,, w tt k. sung at 8 a.m. to-day. and the Sister's remains M wm oe Bunea ai s in me mihmwu. THEIR FAREWELL. V Booth and Modjeska Tako Their Leave of Pittsburg In Three Dramas. The versatility of Mr. Booth was magnificent ly illustrated yesterday. In the afternoon he was a gallant lover, courtly and comely m the gaib of Benedict, stepping to the merry meas ure ot Shakespeare in "Much Ado About Nothing;" in the evening hump-backed and deformed, with grisly dwarfs face and a court jester's coarse wit, he shone in the grim tragedy of "The Fool's Bevenge." In both roles he was the great actor, the supreme genius, but we have no hesitation in saying that the atmosphere of tragedy suited him far better than that of comedy. There was a physical reason for some of the defects of Booth's Benedict. Mr. Booth was suffering from dizziness and biliousness yesterday. It made it hard Indeed for the actor to simulate the merry air of raillery that is Benedicts chief characteristic. And yet there was rare art in his delineation of the character. Everything Mr. Booth does Is born ot art. To his Benedict Madam Modjeska was a wondrously charming Beatrice. A sunny, laughing, capricious woman, in whose month the sparkling lines were quite at home. The charms of face, figure and admirable taste in dress which Madam Modjeska invariably brings to any part she may assume weredonbly po tent engrafted unon the personality otBeatrtcc The part is beloved by the actress, and in It she has won thousands of hearts. Yester day she scored another conquest in it Miss Marda Cralgen as Bero, Mr. Otis Skinner and Mr. Charles Hanford were as usual very satisfactory, and tho Dogberry and Verges of Mr. Ben Rogers and Mr. Owen Fawcett were classically excel lent in their presentment of the humorous scenes allotted them. ine play was marred by the poverty of the scenery, the bad acting of one or two in the cast, and by the fact that only Mr. Booth was letter perfect None of the others knew their lines. Hence, the performance resembled a dress rehearsal. The evening performance was more satis factory. The somber character of Tom Taylor's drama "The Fool's Revenge" was never more brilliantly enlightened by great acting than it was last nleht. Mr. Booth was Bertuccio, the jester. With a flump-back, twisted, misbapen limbs, and features drawn awry, the lithe, graceful figure and calm intellectual face of Mr. Booth was hardly recognizable. Tho makeup was very hideous, and so a tribute again to art. Not less repul sive were the gestures and grimaces with which the actor emphasized his lines. It is something to remember how Mr. Booth compelled one's sympathy to co out to the ill-used, vengeful monstrosity be personated. Grotesque and un canny as is the story, the main motive of the plot is intensely natural and human, and it was this motive upon which the auditor's attention was forcibly riveted. The climax in the story and In Mr. Booth's impersonation comes at the point where Bertuccio discovers that Instead ot betraying his enemy's wife into the hands ot licentious lords, it is his own daughter whose voice he bears within the banquet chamber. The plteonsness of the jester's at tempts, by pretending a merry contentment with his daughter's ruin at such lordly hands to enter the chamber and rescue her, was the note which Mr. Booth struck with tbe grandest effect The sublime pathos of the jester's death showed the actor at his strongest. It was a fitting finale to the many triumphs of the week. A yonng and graceful actress. Miss Maida Cralgen, had the (arduous task of supporting Mr. Booth. She played the pathetic role of the jester's daughter with a modest force and fin ish seldom found in young actors. Tbe tender ness of tbe scenes between tbe girl and her father took on a rarely natural sweetness be cause of Miss Cralgen's aptitude to suit tbe key of her impersonation to Mr. Booth's. Once more it is pleasant to say that Mr. Otis Skinner made every line al lotted to him tell. Though bnt a minor part, the poet Dell 'Aguila in his hands became a very gracious and romantic character. There is no one else to praise, and again must the fault be found that several of the actors had to depend upon Mr. .Booth to prompt them in their lines. The performance of the comedy "Donna Diana," concluded at such a late hour close to midnight that nothing more than the faet that Madame Modjeska revealed herself in a rather novel and decidedly pleasant character can oe now recorded. Hefbubx Johns. A PHEK0MENAL WELL. Its Strange Antics Astonish tbe People of a Booster Town. Wabash, Ins.. Octobers. Mr. JohnH.Pef fley, a resident of Dora, this county, has a well on his premises which is cutting up some of the most peculiar capers ever beard of. The well was bored last spring, is 60 feet deep, and tiled for the entire distance. It furnishes an abund ant supply of water for the family, and in many respects is a superior well. But it has period ical spells, when it appears toJbe bewitched. They can Dest be designated as "blow-offs" and "suck-ins.!' During the period when tbe latter phenomenon is noticed the air appears to be sneked Into tbe well around the pump and through tbe crevices with great force, making a noise that can be heard for rods. This continues for a few days.and then comes the blow-off, when the confined air rushes out of the top of tbe well with a noise like that pro duced by a miniature gas gusher. Mr. Peffley has closed all of the apertures around the pump and bored an auger bole in the platform over the well, into which he has placed the neck of a large bottle. The air is forced into the bottle, making a shrill noise like a factory whistle, which can be heard for over a mile when the mysterious well is blowing off. Thern is no gas about tbe place. A PEEACHJEE HEAELI 70 IEAES. Now England's Oldest Clergyman Celebrates His Ninetieth Birthday. Boston, October 5. Tho Nestor of the Now England Conference of tbe Methodist Episco pal Church, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Upham, of Fair Haven, celebrated to-day his ninetieth birthday, after a service of nearly 70 years in the ministry. 63 years having been in effective relations with this Conference. Dr. Upham re ceived his first appointment in 1621, to the pastorate of Scituate. Subsequently he served In nearly all the stations in that Conference. " He is tbe father of Prof. Samuel F. Upham, of the Drew Theological Seminary, at Madison, N. J. Tbe venerable clergyman has not wholly relinquished ministerial duties. To-day he received tbe congratnlations of numerous friends at Fair Haven. His two grandsons aro preachers, one a member of the New England Conference, and the other, Frank B. Upham, is pastor of St. Francis Church, Brooklyn. An Evldenco of Progress. ' From the Washington Post.I The New Yorkers are progressing with the Grant monument much faster than we had ex pected they would, y Already they have printed pictures of it in their newspapers. Still Hope for Him. , From the Minneapolis Tribune. 1 Herr Most Is branded by bis fellow anarch ists as a capitalist and a coward. Now, if be will only take a bath he may yet be respected and honored. Bnllt for Business. From the Chicago Tribune. 1 Jay Gould bas not a mobile face, but his fin gers are wonderfully prehensile. Nature made no mistake in fitting him out for business. Two Herculean Tasks. From the Chicago Herald.l It seems to be about as hard work to get a Commissioner for tbe Pension Bureau as to get a jury in the Cronin case. PAEAGRAPHIO PLEASANTET. Stbacuse Merald: Nothing will so soon make a person hot as cold treatment. Boston Herald: The next Commissioner of Pensions is preserving a discreet silence. Baltimore American: The popular actor mounts tho ladder of fame on rounds of ap plause. 9 Chicago Times: "General court news" ac count of tbe engagement of one yonng man to several yonng women. Louisville Courier-Journal: All the Kofi's of Russia sympathize with the Czarina in her recently acquired cold. Atchison Globe: When a girl falls In loye she stops saying her prayers, bnt after she is married she begins tbem again. Yokkebs Statesman: When a husband comes home with powder on the sleeve of bis coat his wife is very apt to show fire. Then he is blown up. St. Paul Pioneer Press: "Nowadays most dinner eaters start from a given point a Bine Point." And most good diners wind up with embonpoint. Yoxkzbs Statesman: The nights are get ting longer, but the young man who occupies half of a parlor chair with his girl every even ing doesn't realize it. Boston Transcript': Frances Hodgson Bur nett's husband Is an ocnlist of reputation, and Mrs. Burnett herself has produced things which are good tor sore eyes. Hahtfohd Courant: Somo of the com pound Kalamazoo Greek names suggested .for tbe killing of murderers by electricity are more terrUyiDgflianthejthiDs Itself. A PBBPETITAL CfaGEESS, -' Arguments In Favor of It Leagtheataa' tk Terras and Increasing the Salaries of Congressmen Changing Inauguration Say The Merry Legislator. ICOBBISFOlTOESCl OT TUX DISPATCH.l Washington, D. C, October 1 A strong sentiment in favor ot continuous sessions of Congress is springing up among Congressmen, and in fact among all who are interested di rectly in legislation. Of course, we who live here want them. We like to have Congress with ns as long as possible, because it brings life and money to the city. It is much merrier when the festive Congressman parades the ave nue and makes Borne howl in tbo restaurants, as he often does. He does so with complete immunity, you know. The police may caution him, but they never arrest him. Once in a while one is taken in betore he can prove his identity, bnt after that he is suddenly released. .Sometimes it is difficult to establish their iden tity, however, -as all men in a state of sin look very much alike to the average policeman, and in that case there is nearly always in the neigh borhood a good Samaritan in the person of a newspaperman who knows everybody, and he assists the statesman ont of his difficulty. But these are secondary considerations. Tbe coun try at large cares little about the merriment or the business men of tbe'capital, but it cares a great deal about the conduct of tbe supreme legislative body of the land and tbe orderly progress of legislation. Time for a Change. It is certainly time for the abolition of many ot the old laws and customs which have been in voene since tbe beginning of the Republic. and which were good enough in their day, but are obsolete and in the way as machinery now. The country has grown too great for a session lasting a few months after the organization of a new Congress, a long adjournment, and then a abort session from the lstol December to the 4th ot March. Legislation piles mountain high and is never touched. Of course much of it never should be touched, but the trouble is the beneficial legislation cannot be reached, except by unanimous consent without wading through the entire mass as it is numbered on tbe calendar. Thus vicious legislation is often enacted simply because tbe supporters of such bills can block the progress ot Congress unless they are granted their wish, and this Is tbe easier to accomplish toward the close of a session, when everything goes with a rush. With continuous sessions this would not be tbe case. Then no recess would be taken until commendable legislation was ont of tbe way, even though the sittings, were to last from the beginning to the end ot the Congressional term of two years. Bnt with this reform others would necessarily come. The date of the regu lar assembling would have to be changed to a date Immediately following the expiration of a Congress, that the new Congress might-come together at once. Tbe time ot the inaugura tion of Presidents would probably be changed from the 4th ot March to the 80th of April. A great effort would be made to extend the length of the terms of members of the House to three yean, or perhaps to equal those of the members of the Senate, against which there is no good reason in tbe minds of many Repre sentatives. Tbe pay would probably be in creased. That $5,000 a year is not enough for a man of ability who leaves his home and busi ness for perhaps a single term in Congress, goes in this day without saying. At the increased pace at which all well-to-do people now live that sum is not more than 3,000 was a few years ago, and a Congressman who wants to be anybody and do anything in Washington must spend money freely. It is evident thatmany ot the old landmarks and traditions will soon be wiped ont with the vast increase of population, the consequent increase of necessary legisla tion, ana me cnangea social conaiuons oi ine country and its capital. The Merrr Congressman. Speaking of the merriment of Congressmen, I am told of a funny scene that happened on the avenue the other day. Two new Congress men had made a descent on the capital to look around and familiarize themselves with things so they would know all about them when they came to swear to support the Constitution and laws and maintain tbe dignity of the House. They took alook at hotels and swell boarding houses, and engaged rooms for the session. They went to tbe capital and talked about the place they would like to sit, so they would be certain to catch the Speaker's eye, yon know. Every new Congressman wants to get where he can catch the Speaker's eye, but he never does it. That wandering orb is more capricious than a comet. No one can tell where it is going to alight. But anyone can tell where it isn't going to alight, and that is on the new member when he wants to make a speech. At all other times It will beam on him with infinite tender ness, bnt never when tbe new member begins to fidget in his seat, get up, sit down, look wise and foolish in the same moment, raise his linger toward the man m the chair and indulge in other gymnastics that are sure Indications of a speech that la ready to explode. Well, in tbe course of their walks and drives the two new ones stopped frequently at doors with screens inside of them. At noon they were warmed up for a good dinner. When told at the hotel that they could not get dinner till after S o'clock P. si., they swore at the barbar ous fashion of Washington, tnd went to a swell restaurant where they ordered the whole bill of fare. At home dinner time came at high noon, and they were not going to change for anybody. They had a bottle or two of champagne'before soup, and a bottle or two between each course, as they had been told that was the proper thing. At the end of abont ten courses they had to be helped from the room by the waiters, Their hotel was only a short distance away, and they concluded to try to get there. They braced well against each other, bnt one being much the heavier tbey could not balance that way, and they both went bang up against tbe wait. That suggested an idea. It would be a good tblnz to feel their way alone the walk That was about the only thing that seemed stationary. This would have worked admirably, no doubt, had not a shop with sundry empty tubs and baskets been in tbe way. Tbe larger man stumbled against a tub, toppled for a moment, and then sat tilnmn down in it as irracefully as could be ex pected, his arms and legs sticking up and wav ing and swinging in the air like the fans of a windmill. Tbe smaller man, in attempting to assist his companion, sat down in an immense basket and was literally burled in it. His struggles started tbe basket rolling and it careered over the pavement and out into the street at a great rate, while, the other fellow sat helpless in the tub, his arms and legs gy rating tremendously. Tbe crowd that col lected could not help shouting at tbe ludicrous sight, which might not happen "with a merry Congressman once in a lifetime, and it was quite a little while before the most serious of them could get over tbelr paroxysm and assist the two poor fellows to their hotel. Only one or two persons knew tbem, and it is not likely the little episode will ever become known in connection with them. A Smart Texan. I have just heard another little story about anew Comgressman, who like the stalwart Texan who blew out the gas when be came on to begin the first session of the last Congress, hails from the Southwest. He knew all about gas and, when joked abont tho experience of his colleague, swore that he was no gree one, and could not be caught with any of the new fangled contrivances of the hotels. On the eve of his arrival he did as much of the town as could well be done in one evening and came into his hotel very late. He bad carried his key in his pocket, and thought be would slip up to bed as he had been in tbe babitof doing at home wben out after tbe usual hour. He got into his room all right after trying his key in several wrong doors, reached up to the chan delier after many experiments and tnrned on the gas. Then he struck a match and stuck it un to the burner, but there was no response. He got a cbair and put his nose to the burner, but could not detect tbe faint est odor of gas. Feeling around for another branch of tbe chandelier he tnrned another stop cock, when prestol a brilliant light flashed in his eyes before he could scratch a match. He dropped off the chair and stared agbast at tbe illumination. "Great Heavens," he exclaimed, "have 1 got 'em at last. Never Shaw gash afore 'shwould light 'shelf. Bet hundred zcres no light zere. I'll toush a match toifnsee." After several attemnts he (rot on a chair and put the bead ot a match to the light. Appar ently be touched tbe flame, but tbe match wouldnot burn. He tried another and another with similar results. Ho tried to blow the flame but there was no flicker. It was a steady, strange glow, tbe like of which he had never seen before. Cursing the quality of Wasblngton whisky, he felt around the room until lie found bis cane. Balancing himself be aimed as straight as possible at the impish light and strnck a tremendous blow. Ihere was a sound ot crashing glass, and the light was gone. He slept late the next morning and had something brought to bis room before be was out of bed. As tbe waiter served blm that ebouy worthy exclaimed: "Hello, mister, how d'ye smash that electric light!" Aatbe new Congressman tells this on himself It must be true? E.W.D. Quay's Annan! Belaxatlon. From the Chicago News.1 The Hon. M. S. Quay has been celebrating his 56th birthday by talklrg about tbe weather This is his annual relaxation. On the other days he does not talk at all. -So Pay Wo All. From the Detroit Journal. r A-h-h-hl Thank-gracious this baseball season ,lfl over, - 1 .lithe .f 'S A Bather Exeltlea; TNae. riTEW TOBK BBTUUrJ SntsflM.1 New Yosx, October .& Early this ateratag wqrd was received at the Hobokea petiee bead quarters that a mob, led by Xke arstsmt ot the steamship Blba, of the North GerssaaLleyd line, was killing Policeman" Ryan. Setffeaat Ratfajen hurried off alone to the soeaeot the riot, while a squad of policemen was Beta summoned. He found Bran, lying 'UtumtA and unconscious, ia the street with a deaea German sailors and' a hundred or more 1-eog- horemen and boys howling around fetts. Ern est Marco, a fireman, as besting the Weed ing and insensible officer with his ownolsB. Batbjen plunged into the' crowd, and craecee! heads right and left till he, too. was over powered and forced to tbe ground. Justuses reinforcements from headquarters charged os tbe rioters, and drove them down to the North German Lloyd pier. Batbjen wiped the blood front his face, bound up sis wounds with his handkerchief, borrowed a club, and called to his men to come on. They came. The firemen retreated to the steamship, and the uniformed omcers of the steamship formed a Use across the bead of the pier. The first o&eer of the ship refused to allow the police to pass, The peHee broke through the line, aad going aboard of the ship, arrested Brnest Marco, Hugo Qerker, Adolph Kurne and Adolph Schalk, aad took them to police headquarters. At 9 o'clock this morning a squad of policemen boarded tbe Blbe aad arrested five more rioters. The first officer and the engineer of the Blbe were arrested at noon for haviag resisted the police and participated in tbe row. They were released after giving 1,500 bail to appear in December. The firemen were held for trial, and at U o'clock the Elbe sailed without them. Ryan, who is recovering in a hospital, says the firemen of the Sbe were drunk and were fighting in tbe street shortly after midnight, when he ordered thesa to more on. Tbey immediately set upon him and knocked him senseless, as Sergeant Batbjen found him. The whole affair has stirred up tremendous excitement in Hobokes, aad is especially notable on account of the invasion by the police of a German steamship, which, according to International law, is a floating hit of imperial German territory. A Sorry Xiooklag Cralt. I The North German Lloyd steamship Aller, which came Into port to-day, is the sorriest looking craft Castle Garden has seen for many months. The Alter had hardly gotten out of Bretnerbaren, on September 25, when a tremendous storm from the Northeast swept down upon her. Water in huge masses was churned up over her decks. All of her star board railing was torn away; her) biggest life boats, davits and all, was carried away, and three other lifeboats were started. Among the Aller's 1,000 passengers was Fraulein Sophie Possert, the German actress, who will appear at Ambergs Theater, this season. ' Christian Versns Heathen thinamsn. Chinese laondrymen and Chinese Sunday school teachers crowded into the Third District Court this morning, to see Chin Bon Pon, a Christian Chinaman, tried, for trying to de fraud his younger brother. Chin Fon Pon, a heathen Chinaman. Chin Bon baa been wash ing clothes in America since 1888. A year ago he transferred his business from San Francisco to New York, and imported Chin Fon, in defi ance of the exclusion bill, to be his hired assistant Chin Fon was a bad lot. He spent his S2 a week in hitting- the pipe and playing fan tan, and soon got the reputation of being the typical tough of Mott street. Chin Bon was Industrious and attended Mrs. Charles Earle's Bnnday school. Two weeks ago he decided to go to China for a few months. Yesterday he drew his 1260 from the bank and bought a ticket for San Francisco, with the Intention of starting this morning. At 4 o'clock this morning he was dragged ont of bed by a city marshal, at tbe instance of young .Chin Fon, who bad sworn that his brother was trying to ship without paying him 16o baBk wages. In court this morning a half dozen of Chin Bon's Snnday schoot teachers got around the wicked young Chin Fon and pleaded for their pupil till he consented to withdraw his suit Then the young sinner went off with a score of chatter ing compatriots, while Chin Bon's Christian friends took him ont to luncheon. A'.Tagboat Basic The tugboats J. h. Hammond ami Charles F. Senff collided this morning near Wells, Fargo Co.'s North river pier in Jersey City. The Hammond was badly smashed, and went under like a chunk of lead. Three of her crew were saved by an Erio tug, and the other one was plckedup bya rowboat. The smokestack of the Hammond sticks about two feet out of water, directly in the course of the Erie freight floats. Count, Edison Nearly Home. Count' Thomas Edison, who has been doing the Paris Exposition and visiting the crowned heads of Europe for the last seven weeks, is expected here to-morrow on the steamship Ia Champagne, from Havre. COTTON BAGGIM WEDDIKG SUITS. The Queer Costumes to be Worn by a .South Carolina Couple. Balsioh, N. C, October 5. The Farmers' Alliance is jubilant over ia triumph over the Jute Trust, and as a fitting celebration of that important event; it has been arranged that Mr. A. M. Bateman. of Washington, N. C, and the yonng lady tcrwhom he is engaged, shall be married on Tuesday, the 15th of this month, in tbe grand stand of tbe North Carolina Agri cultural Society in the presence of tbe multi tude who will be in attendance at the State fair on that day. The costnmes to be worn by bride and groom will be made of cotton bagging, which is now known as tbe "Alliance nnlform." The Seer tary of the alliance has issued a card to this effect. People from all over tbe State intend presenting the married couple with all kinds of presents. No Necessity for Halts. From the Globe Democrat! President Harrison does well to take his time in selecting a new Pension Commissioner. There Is no reason for haste, but a good many reasons for care and prudence. In the interest alike of tbe administration and the country. A Multiplicity of Duties. From the New York Evening Sun.l Sheriff .Flack is a Pooh Bab. As Sheiiff he has tbe custody of all indicted parties, ar an Indicted party be is in his own custody, and it is partof his official duty to call a jury to try himself. TKI-STATE TEIFLES. WniLE Mrs. Joseph Whitlock, of, Pittston, was absent from her bouse for a few minutes on Tuesday a monster rat attacked her 6-montbs-old child, which had been left sitting on tbe floor, and bit tbe little one's hand in sev eral places. Titxeves made aDunkard's meetinghouse in Heldelburg township, Lebanon county, a re ceptacle for stolen goods. A 6-yeab-old tot. who Is a pupil in the Bris tol Methodist nlscopal Sunday school, has collected 13 90 for the new Methodist hospital in Philadelphia. West VxBQtHiA capitalists have bought the EUIjay gold mine in Georgia. Mr. chables W. Bkowit, of" Cbartestown, W. Va has in his store window a watch which was plowed np in a field of Colonel H. B. Day enport a few days ago. It Is supposed to have been lost by a Fcdnrai or Confederate soldier, tn some one of the minor engagements In that vicinity over a quarter ot a century ago. Air Eastern Ohio Invalid thinks he contract ed rheumatism from a horse-chestnut which he carried in his clothes as a preventive. He picked the nut up In the street, and now be lieves some one else had thrown it there after loading It with the disease. Some of West Chester's jolly jesters' threw a balf dead snaks on the roof of theEast Brad ford scboolhouse, and the varmint created more disturbance than Mary's famous lamb. ' A BEATrrxrtJL spring of crystal water, where WestCbester folks were wont to tarry, has proved to be aa outlet to a fllthy sewer, the. water being purified by percolatiea throagh wll -siwnwTie of npiw.- " L pMMSti s-gfJVVr , -JMS SSWSSi SBMK -SjJI H.W,ee years Hrttiwt dM as"; Mna. &. oitfaea of Xortfc Btwase. IT. H.. kMbseaaJtistieeef ttw PssMe I t mm ttaa Wysari. Aeeeraing io a paper wd ai AeeegMM at Strasburg, at per eeet of raSway passengers w. Vrlte travel f ear last. Mt MM thM das. X.6 aeeoBd ad omtJsJitMT -Two ladlM skelte,'0M of ea thai ot aohUd,werennenh4ia a gravel pMoaa fmBar Colombos. IsmL Tk jeraw ako Mberof the Iowatrfee ot IatitM are very weB at. TheyhTe aeea Metaedia 5?$rHJ?i!Sefi.a,Hl ve38Mfte rich farmteKiMHl, wbieb they are to sen to tbe Qoveruraoaf -aa average of over 2,48) aetes oAes, Uw Jin TJairfB Chars, of QsAwt. Mass., celebrated Ms aSOth aaatrsruwy last 1 Sunday. Jeta Baeefc, ftrtfeer ot Dm ttmtr 5 ot tbe Deohtrattosi of ladeyoBdonge, wm w dalnea as Its ywtor fe 119$, aad weaahea these XorMyeas. In Gaelph, Oat., tbe otlwrday every man, woman and oMM,m far as oeaMba as certained, suffered for akoat fear hers wMfc headaohe, and tke kearsisieMran TnosW awful wise aad attfay atost awmros la iw carta and the eeeape otuatmni gats. -The Indians of the Tire -MaWem tak Sreat interest la news Jroa tbe stmonnitfas; ' Wtes,asweUMwiOia tk k(deM at tMc . i2SaU,?Sr Tea weekly newspapers aw a-." ; Bshed wilhia tbo Terrfcery, aid "amitat r tho todiaai. " " " j A cheek for several thnainnd sk aniio ropo Loo XIII, from Newark. N. J bas been retained through the rnralar ohaa nels to th Nnwuir K.-V . ZJL,. L. . S5.f?,:r ,1lor?d by tne Pope. TSe aaad- kept as a souvenir. Ia Haaultoa, O., a man died a few days ago, who bad (See ia money laid op, aad a pay. 25?.?! !?-? dB v W e. His riS?w-?00k,tt.aHHW K Bnyaflaoasfeet,B expoHtfve lot in the cemetery. d to aire ksfrttfeeresl6a,Bd taaa need every dollar aad letter Heme go by dfaat. J Joha Carpeater is stopping at Apfeiew, Minn, for a few days oa his way xrem Steg 8lBg,Weeehester oeaaty. N-T., to tbe Pa dne coast by team. HeleftSfa Mae Hay as hut. He is a mat, 58 years of age. This Is hn second tris bv teon ta tint Aaau. "Wm u, u soldier aad betoagg to SmgSiBg 6. A. X. post Miss Ebbs Satlia, of SerwayXe.. hasaaaqaariam. Near tse pier at her soMaoe she has a school of taaoaosv Tawast et chubs, horaposu aad flat ask. iKraMSo well trained as to eat oeaas oat of a : AM & has the tergoaMa&aMd.aadMaaril9BlK toner. MJSsritt&MleBfedBlBrJ' fTeralseensafidtfiyftavegfewBeaawr" size. t The whole or the work easkeUlp' farm, Lose Itlaad, is doae by the aMtaeaae patients who lire there. Many of then we ex cellent laborers, skuUalaadBwady.MBr.Kae- penaId,waohaiad charge oftaa wek there during tho pas sumawr, can testify.. 2k farm, whloa was formerly poor JeaaVtalaaaaa state of cultivation, btgaly proansUva aad nleaaasttobAbAld- Tt u u. -j j . the lwMwaded farmers ot Leag JHaad who takeateokatlt- At the recent State ekeUea. ia Ma. marck, Lam TClsg, a Chinese lauBdryman, took oat oHtiomhip payers aad voted, oastJaR bJsbaHettortbe BepabUean tieket.-This is the first ease of the kind la tbo bJstery'of North Dakota, and tbo event la ta saMeetof muse gossip. LumHlng is 38 rears of age, and says be will remain in tee United States dartegtfae remainder of hie days. He ntar return to China to visit his people, bat fcewsS alwaysbea"MeleansUisea.', " ' Edgar Sargent, of South Britten, Me., had a queer axperieaee wita a Jex the ether day. HeiUseoTeredafexwitaoaaofatsBeas near toe house la broad daylight. Tho ex was by no means Beared by tbe ateseaeeef Mr. Sargent, who walked np to ate, grabbed aba hen. wben Reynard refused to let go bis hatd. After kicking aim several times. Mr. Sargent made him give up the hen. bat still tho fox de clined to run, for he stood aad barked Sargeet cat of sight 1st great rage at his sarreadna of thespoils. ' T Amoakeyreeeotly Bfeaehta criminal to justice at Sisgapore. A native, wMaaHttie bOTl& sM&l- aUlli A. tt)AAlrv- HwaIsuI tt .1, the BtraKS Settlements aadmade a .eudj jaBttfrutgi of. money BjShis aaisaals' trfeks. One day ho was foaa&wlthMe throat eatrtae h atf tittu. , bear lying dead oksebywhlle the BWBterhad' v escaped no a tree. Tho boaie, with, the mea key, were being taken to the police Stetteo, V wbea tbe monkey suddenly rushed at a maa ia the crowd, seised his log aad weald sot let as. The man proved to be obo of the murderers. At South Salem, Boss county, O., Hm Ella Wilson, a popular yonng lady of tea neighborhood, is reported as being at tbe peter ot death as tbe result of internal iajaries caused by being hogged tooUehUv bvWiHL. Layery, a young maa. The gkl. ia fas, threw a glass of water oa yoaBg larery, aad ho gave her a tight squeeze. As ae is a very stoat maa he squeezed a little too bard, and broke seae- uung. j-uogirnaiareaaaaioraloBgHmewaa in an unconscious state, but may recover. The voung man is broken up over the res alt of what hi intended as merely a Bttle fun. A man who drives a pretael wages around Chicago has a- ereat cariosWy aad patent adrertJMmeatia the shape of ayeHow dog. This dog is a sen of a Beaten terrier, aad he is wonderful because be does not sit oa the seat with the driver, Hke ordinary dogs, but bo jumps on the horse's back, runs up toward hM shoulders, aad, with forefeet oa tbo horse's collar, he rides taroagb the streets as though perfectly at Hume la his straege position. The horse trots along with a lumbering gait which must be most uncomfortable, to "bis canine pas senger, but the dOR hoWs bis "seat," some times on three feet, sometimes oa two, and sel dom on all four. He seems to like It, too, and appears to enjoy the wondering stares aad amused glances of people who see-aHBia bis great featf or the first time. The driver ap pears unconscious of the sensation bis pet a making, but all tbe same he enjoys It aa maaa as un uog ooes. CLIPPED BITS OF WIT. We don't see why, if Pity is aeWnto love. Pity don't love. Harper osar. ' The woman who cuts her hair short rarely applies tbe same process to her speecbl Xrw BauttExprtli. It is the maa continually cramped who finds difficulty in keeping his head above water. Texas Syitngs. Mamma What did yon do at the cook-lngschoolto-dayr Lanra-O, we roasted tbe girls who weren't there. Terrs Mauls Erprtit. Some of the daily papers are commenting on the appearance la active life or lady burglars. This is no novelty, however. Only a ftw years ago almost every lady you met regularly held np a tnln.-Battimors Amtrttan, - Smith The City of Paris, I hear, con sumes more coal than any other ship. Jones That's aralstake. Smith What ship beats It. then? Jones-Courtship. UunstyU WttUy. "That man has had the entree to many of our best houses." Z- i "What, that vlUalnous-looklnicreaturel TVboi is be?" vS&S. wuuu.. jnw, U19 OUTaia. jniMwew 3 nttKiy. 'Been saw! n imrnnAf " Innnlnd lm AT?iu "Worse than that" panted the bank president, wlnlna; tbe perspiration from his brow and throw ing himself exhausted into a chair. "Irbave been talking to a lady depositor. Whew!" CAf- eago Tribune. Maternal ancestor (sorrowfully) Willie, yon have been willful, disobedient and selfish to day. If you don't become a better boy you will go to tbe bad place wbea y oa leave this world. Willie (reflectively Do people do any traveling in tbe bad place, mamma? Mamma I presume they do, Willie. Willie (triumphantly) Then I'll travel In a re frigerator car. Chicago Tribune. the BtrsxBonr. He used so sharp a kaife to cut a tart He sliced bis as rer osT. with bitter err. His friends remarked-aad thus they broke US heart "Again be's got Ms finger in tbe pie." Harper's Baser. A Good Title. "What I want," said th playwright. "Is a good Mae for my drams." "Why don't you call it Tnra About!' fiat ttku Ytti &lwn1Jlf.n0-v "It hat, certainty. Tourdrsma Is a fairptayj. Isn't It?" Uarptr't Baxar. A Fair Judgment. "How does your! toe aoctor, net along?' jj 1 "ji oi very aaccaasruuy. ' lam sorry to hear Ibat. Onwbatc Tnar onto las' "WeH. be's beta attending Mr. Birensf ssterl three years, asd ae hasn't kHJea mat ere 5Ht."-mrfr'tJfaMr. 1 i " -TO & .j?&- &. s& & --'