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3?HB PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, TUESDAY, OCTOBER
ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY S, 1S46.
Vol.. iJo. 143. Entered at Pittsburg Fostoface,
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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1SS9.
A POSSIBLE BAILBOAD EXTENSION.
The report that Mr. Andrew Carnegie is
about concluding the negotiations which
will give him control of a partly completed
railroad from Akron to Fort "Wayne, thus
giving the Pittsburg and "Western a direct
connection with Chicago, is full of interest
The report may of course be a new install
ment of the rumors which have, been so
abundant concerning Pittsburg's railroad
connections; but it has many features which
give it weight. The most salient of these
are the rapid growth of the Pittsburg and
"Western to a prominent position in the
competition lor Pittsburg's freight traffic;
and Mr. Carnegie's active work in securing
the advancement of the competing influence.
The acquisition of the connection on terms
which will make the Pittsburg and "Western
a direct and solidly capitalized line from
Pittsburg to Chicago appears to be a prac
ticable and promising measure.
One thing may be taken as certain, Pitts
burg will never again be without competi
tion for her magnificent freight traffic
A PEESISTENT MISSTATEMENT.
The views of Representative Milliken, of
Maine, as reported by our special dispatches
yesterday, show that the Maine Congress
man has accepted the usual cheap misrep
resentation with regard to the Standard Oil
Company, that the agents of that monopoly
have industriously spread for the past few
years. The Sugar Trust, Mr. Milliken
thinks, is a very bad thing; but the Stand
ard Oil Trust as "the pioneer in furnishing
illuminating oil" did a great public service
People who know anything about the sub
ject know that the Standard Oil Company
much less the Trust was not the pioneer
either in the development of wells, the
transportation of petroleum by pipe-line, or
the refining of petroleum. It was the
pioneer only in the business of monopoliz
ing by the aid of freight -discriminations.
But the representation lias so frequently
been made that a great many people, like
Mr. Milliken, honestly believe it For the
Standard purposes a lie, well stuck to, is
better than the truth.
The dissenting opinion of Chief Justice
Eorton, of Kansas, in a county seat case,
takes occasion to severely characterize the
acts of Soule, an Eastern millionaire, who
invested large amounts of money in buying
votes in favor of the county seat where his
interests were located. The outspoken lan
guage concerning such acts is very perti
nent, and is probably fully deserved. Men
who use their wealth in buying votes for
any purpose should be held up to public
con temp-; and the higher the authority by
which the reprobation is made, the more
telling will be the effect
But the views of Chief Justice Horton
fall short in two respects. The first is the
strongly intimated idea that such acts of
corruption by one party in a county seat
contest, justified the other party in resorting
to wrongful measures and illegal acts. The
Chief Justice joins others in condemning
these wrongs; yet he says "that these
acts were caused to a large extent
by the unparalleled iniquity of
Soule and his agents." To intimate that
one wrong is caused by another in such a
manner as to justify the latter is rather
dangerous doctrine for a high court to dis
seminate. Provocation and cause are two
separate things; and should not be confused
with the result of producing an idea that
cue wrong is justified as retaliation to an
other. Another very salient point takes the form
of a question why, if the New York million
aire has by his agents committed the acts of
corruption denounced by Chief Justice Hor
ton, the Kansas courts do not take an early
opportunity to land him in the peniten
tiary. This is the duty of all courts with
regard to all rote-buyers who come within
SENSE FOB THE SOUTH.
In view of the large amount of silly talk
about "the race problem in the South," it is
encouraging and should be instructive to
the Southern people to find a positive Dem
ocratic paper like the Philadelphia Record
telling them that the way to solve the diffi
culty is to adopt the means of enlightenment
and civilization. That paper declares that
the true method of solving "the negro
problem" is to give the colored people their
legitimate social and political rights; to
protect them iu their citizenship, and aid
them in obtaining the education which
wqnld make them better citizens, and to
frown down partisan appeals to race preju
dice. If the Southerners can pay attention
to this solid truth from a steadfast Northern
Democratic journal, and abandon the shot
gun for the school, they will soon dispose
of that trace of barbarism which is dignified
by the title of the race issue.
LAW IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
There is a Sunday school superin
tendent at New Castle who is evidently a
reformer with a Big B. Last Sunday
morning when the Second M. E. Church
Sunday school had assembled, Superin
tendent Reynolds is said to have told the
scholars that if any of them were caught
whispering while anyone was addressing
them they wonld be prosecuted before an
alderman for disturbing a religious meeting.
Some of the scholars were guilty of being
surprised ai such remarks in a Sunday
school, and it is said that the attendance at
the school is likely to fall off- "We trust
that the Superintendent will not be led to
abandon the firm position he has taken.
We never remember hearing of a Sunday
school being run with a law court and jail
as an annex, but we can readily imagine
what a comfort the annex would ba to the
teachers. Superintendent Beyuolds, we
trust, has thought out the scheme to a
conclusion. It will never do to stop at the
indictment of whispering scholars. Scholars
who are late in arriving at school should
be hauled up before the nearest magistrate
and charged with contempt of court. The
rosy-faced boy who climbs in at the back
window, and reveals his presence by the
rending of his knickerbockers on a nail, can
undoubtedly be charged with burglary.
The little girl who takes two picture cards
of that superb artistic order only known to
Sunday schools where one is her due, is
guilty of larceny. The babe who bor-.
rows a pencil and swallows it with
out due notice to the owner might
possibly be tried on a charge of larceny by
bailee but we are a little foggv on this
point. The Supreme Court could decide
upon it, and for once earn its large salary.
"What offense in law the hardened villain in
kilts or muslin skirts who makes faces at
his or her dear, kind teacher would be
guilty of, is also hard to tell, though prob
ably disorderly conduct tending to provoke
a breach of the peace would cover it
Under a strict administration, with a
magistrate and two of the largest-sized po
licemen obtainable in the vestibule to carry
out the law, a Sunday school might indeed
be made a fearful and gorgeous institution.
"What respect for the strong arm ot the law
and the gentle hand of religion would be
instilled into the hearts of the little ones!
THE DIAMOND STEEET DECISION.
The decision of Judge Ewing in the suit
to restrain the city against the appropria
tion of property for the widening of Dia
mond street, is in favor of the city, but not
so emphatically as to remove all doubts as
to the possible outcome or litigation against
the constitutionality of the act of 18S9. The
injunction is refused; but the vital point qn
which the case turns is regarded as subject
at least to doubts, which it is expected that
the Supreme Court will settle.
As to the claims that property taken for
public purposes must be paid for by general
taxation; that (he widening of the street is
not a local improvement; and that the con- I
tents of the act are not sufficiently set forth
in the title the Court is quite positive in re
jecting them. But on the pivotal question
whether legislation with regard to the
assessment for improvements, and the
opening and improvement of streets,
is of the character which re
quires different treatment in the
different classes of cities, the Judge is by no
means so positive. He does not take much
pains to conceal the fact that the Supreme
Court has not been wholly consistent on this
point; but on the ground that the weight of
cases favors the constitutionality of the act,
refuses the injunction.
Of course it is desirable for the city that
the matter shall be finally settled by the
Supreme Court Not only on account of
the importance of this single improvement,
but for the sake of definitely showing where
the city stands on all" improvements, the
case should go to the tribunal which can
place the law on one side or the other of the
mysterious line which divides special legis
lation from legislation for the different
classes of cities.
PABKS AND WATER
The announcement that the Bedford ave
nue basin is to be abandoned and its site
used for a pars: may be presumed to apply
only to the lower basin, near the High
School building. Otherwise there would be
decided public objections to the change.
Even as it is, there may be room for discus
sion as to its advisability.
A park on the site of the basin would be a
welcome addition to the open spaces of the
city, where it would do much good. But there
is other open ground available; and even
the much desired parks are not as important
as a constant, abundant and pure water sup
ply. It is not so very long since the lower
part of the city was suffering from a water
famine, caused by a break in the pipes con
necting it with the Hiland reservoirs. The
Dispatch pointed out at the time that if
the Bedford avenue reservoirs were put in
proper condition and kept full as storage
reservoirs the danger of such shortages
would be materially lessened.
If the upper Bedford avenue basin can be
made to retain an ample supply to guard
against interruptions of the mains, the
abandonment of the lower basin is permis
sible. But it should be made absolutely
certain that the supply kept available for
the lower part of the city is ample to avoid
all danger of shortage. As to the talk of
"local impurities" in the Bedford basin, it
is hard to conceive that they refer to any
thing more than the assertions that drainage
from the surrounding hills has been per
mitted to get into the basin. It ought not
to have been difficult for engineering skill
to prevent that in the past, nor should it be,
in the future.
On the proviso that the water supply be
kept ample for all contingencies the new
park will be a great improvement But
without that condition fully met, the
project is questionable.
NOT A CONCLUSIVE TEST.
A test of the Australian ballot system is
reported to have been made in Montana at
tbe election held there last week, and tbe
report of its operation is quite favorable,
The votes were polled rapidly, and all the
voting was done early in the day. The fact
that neither party made a clean sweep of
the offices, and that marked gains and
losses were made by each side in their re
spective strongholds, is held to indicate that
the secret ballot had its due effect.
This is very well as far as it goes, but it
can hardly be taken to furnish a conclusive
test. Montana has no crowded election
districts, like the Eastern States, where the
whole day is required to get in the votes.
It is not likely "to have much of a class like
that of the Eastern cities whose rote is often
made a matter of merchandise; nor is it
likely that the settlers and ranchmen are so
lacking in independence that the gain of
secresy makes any material difference in
their vote. The changes shown in different
places are easily explicable by the character
of the election; and we can see little reason
to think that the vote would hare been ma
terially different if it had been cast by the
ordinary method. The Australian system
may be the specific for our political ills, but
it requires a more thorough test than that
which Montana gives, to make certain of it.
Jodqe Gresham's assertion to a North
Carolina correspondent, that he has no
doubt the Federal appointments in that
State "will be controlled by the local poli
ticians," is tantamount' to an assertion of
the Judge's conviction that water will ran
down hill, unless it is forced to flow up.
The general dissent of newspaper writers
from Miss "Willard's proposition to abolish
the smoking compartmentin Pullman cars,
on the ground of the comfort of the smokers,
is not very considerate to the non-smokers.
The whole dlseussion Is making a good deal
of a decidedly unimportant affair. The
amount of' cigar smoke which reaches the
other parts of a Pullman car is rather infini
tesimal; and, on the other hand, if it de
tracts from any one's comfort, the smokers
can very easily seek the separate smoking
car in order to satisfy their nicotian crav
ings. A very little of the mutual courtesy
aqd consideration which is as necessary in
traveling as elsewhere, will prevent any
warfare on this subject
The gentle granger is understood to ob
ject to Uncle Jere Busk as Secretary of Ag
riculture. This will make it necessary for
the energetic Secretary to ride on a mowing
machine in order to conciliate the farming
The unique argument is offered to the
public, through tbe local columns of an
esteemed cotemporary, that because manu
facturers contracted with competing gas
companies in times past, at low rates, and
have had to pay from two to ten times as
much, after the competing companies were
absorbed, therefore their experience is a
warning against patronizing opposition com
panies. Considering the remarkable con
trast thus presented between rates under
competition and under combination, the
manufacturers who are now starting com
panies of their own may be pardoned if they
think the argument shows the desirability of
keeping up the competition.
TnE London bakers' combine, which ad
vertises an expected dividend of twenty per
cent on its capital of $2,500,000, is making a
more strenuous effort to squeeze investors
than bread buyers.
It is rather amusing to observe the second
big insurance company to follow the example
of the -Etna in withdrawing from the New
Hampshire, represent its action "as a precau
tionary measure which we hope we may
have an opportunity to recall." As no one
prevents the desired recall, this is Pick
wickian language to express the determina
tion that no other company shall get the
whole of the profits ot New Hampshire
business. The insurance boycott is at an
Like a good many other cases, that
Navassa riot turns out to have two sides;
and when the other side is heard from it
puts matters in a decidedly different light
The reported dissent to Mr. Blaine's
Presidency of the Pan-American Congress
now appears to have been considerably exag
gerated. Nevertheless, in view of the Span
ish effort to arouse race prejudices against
the commercial union of the Anglo-Saxon
and Spanish-American nations, it will be no
more than good policy to be on our guard
against anything that will arouse the Latin
It is hoped that New York will raise the
money for the "World's Fair and Chicago '
will get a Cronin jury, in time for the cele
bration of 1992.
The chronic car famine on the Pittsburg
railroads might suggest a doubt as to the
wisdom of abandoning the old policy which
permitted shippers to furnish their own cars.
Since that liberty is now denied there is a good
deal of force in the claim that the railroads
are nnder obligations to provide rolling
stoSk enough to meet all regular demands
PEOPLE OP PBOHINENCE.
Admiral Pobteb is dangerously ill at
home, Jamestown, R. L
Little Ben McKee imitates to the life
walk of his grandpa, the President.
Ex-Governob-Pkeet, of Florida, is re
ported to be dying at Bandera, Tex.
Jet person Davis built a sawmill in Wis
consinthe first In the West ten years before
the Mexican war.
The daugbter-ln-law of the poet Tennyson
has entire charge of the dairy connected with
the poet's estate on the Isle of Wight. By a
strange coincidence, the son-in-law of James
Russell Lowell has a famous dairy at Southbor
ougb, Mass., and supplies tbe poet's table, too.
The estate of the late S. L. M. Barlow, which
was thought to be worth over $2,000,000, now
turns out to be worth hardly anything at all
after the debts are paid. His magnificent resi
dence at tbe corner of Twenty-third street and
Madison avenue. New York, will be sold imme
diately. Eugene HiGQrss, of Baltimore, the famous
ex-Appointment Clerk of the Treasury Depart
ment has retired from politics for good. "It is
an ungrateful business," says Mr. Higgins,
"and as I have had more than my share of
abuse, I think 1 am entitled to rest for the re
mainder of my life."
Dr. W. A Leonabd, rector of St. John's
Episcopal Church, preached his farewell ser
mon to his congregation in Washington, Sun
day, prior to leaving for New York, where he
goes to be consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese
of Ohio. Dr. Leonard expects to be consecrated
next Saturday and will then proceed to Ohio.
Rev. Joseph Cook has bought an acre of
land at the summit of Mount Defiance, Ticon
deroga. Tbe place includes the site marked by
the old drill-holes where Burgpyne's block-
honse stood, from which he drove out General
St Clair from Fort Ticonderoga. Mr. Cook
calls the spot the "Memorial Acre," as it is his
intention to have a memorial tablet erected
tbcre as a monument commemorating the sol
diers of Ticonderoga who died in the civil war,
and also Ethan Allen and others. Mr. Cook
hopes that some day there may be a memorial
park at the top of the mountain.
H0RNBL0WEES VS. AETISTS.
Different Decisions In Reference to the Ad
mission of Foreign Brass Bands.
IETECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.'
Washington, October 7. The Detroit Com
mandery Knights Templar came into conflict
with the alien contract labor prohibitory law in
tbe employment of a Canadian band to attend
them to tbe conclave now in progress here.
Detroit bands objected and threatened the
commandery with prosecution. Officers of the
latter addressed the Secretary of the Treasury
on tbe subject, asking for a special dispensa
tion in tbeir behalf, but were Informed the law
is imperative and tbey could not make a con
tract with the alien musicians. Tbe contract
was annulled, tho foreign band gave a concert
in Detroit, and while playing there a new con
tract was made on American soil, thus evading
the law. If suit be brought however, it will
require strong proof under the circumstances
to establish tbe position that it was not a de
liberate intent to evade the law.
There have been some curious decisions in
regard to alien musicians. A foreign band
which came to New York under contract was
prevented from leaving the vessel by the
customs officers. A writ of habeas corpus was
granted against the officer and tbe musicians
were brought ashore. When the case wastried
in the United States Court tbe Judge decided
tbe hornblowers were 'artists,uaclassexcetted
from tbe operation of the law, and the band
was allowed to play.
A Cuban band had a different experience at
Key West A local band appealed to tbe Dis
trict Attorney, who decided in sympathy with
the New York Judge. The local band appealed
to tbe Secretary ot tbe Treasury, who decided
tbat the members of the band were not artists,
and tbat tbey were liable to prosecution under
the law if tbey performed under contract;
In the case of the New York decision there
was no appeal from tbe decision of tbe Judge
so tbat in one case the band has the title of
artists and the other of musicians, or common
Political Progress In Mexico.
From the Chicago Times.
Mexico is npidly taking an advanced place
in tbe revolutions of progress. A movement is
on foot there to reduce the representation iu
A Test of Power.
From the Baltimore American. 1
The Czar has ordered 12,000 horses for his
eavalry. The Russian ship of state Is ap
parently anxious to test her horse power.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Pitcher Clarkson of tbe Bostons A Fact
Who Can't bo Spared Sir. Booth's
Although the Boston club did not win the
League pennant Clarkson, tbe great pitcher,
will receive a very comfortable reminder that
his loyal endeavors have been appreciated by
his Bostonlan admirers. A fund of $7,000 has
been raised by a number of Boston brokers and
other wealthy .men, and this will be presented
to Mr. Clarkson on bis return to Boston. If
he had won tbe game ou Saturday he would
have received a $1,000 In addition from the
managers ot tbe club, and several other band
some presents in all probability. Possibly the
thought of how much "depended upon his
pltcbing on Saturday affected bis skillful band
a little, as it seemed to demoralize his support
ers in tbe field.
Mr. Clarkson has a number of friends In this
city, and be spent Friday night playing wbist
with a party of them. Everyone who has met
him speaks well of blm. His quiet, gentlemanly
manner is somewhat of a surprise to tnose wno
have met many stars of the ball field.
The talented gentlemen who compound the
personal paragraphs for the great journals can
not be expected to confine themselves strictly
to the domain of fact The paragraphs would
not be ready every day if their makers were not
permitted to resort to their Imaginations from
time to time. Hence it was, doubtless, that we
were favored recently with the report that Mrs.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox had resolved to write
poetry no 'more. Nobody believed the report,
and it must have comforted tbe poet to see
what widespread discussion of one sort and an
other, but mainly flattering to her, the rumor
It would be unfortunate indeed if Mrs. Wilcox
were to make any such cruel resolution. Every
thing she has written since ber marriage has
shown a great Improvement in taste and style
over ber earlier red-bot poems of passion. And
poets with ideas and the ability to set them to
tbe music of poetry are so uncommonly rare at
this day that we could ill afford to lose Mrs.
Wilcox. A poem of, hers In last week's
bulletin, entitled "Success," conveys a truth
that very few are called to comprehend in a
very graceful, tuneful way. There are solid
sense and sincerity in such work as this that
one must look for in vain in the same writer's
"Poems of Passion."
Fob a few minutes on Saturday 'evening in
Manager Wilt's room at the Grand Opera
House I had the pleasure of talking to Mr.
Booth. It was not more than 15 minutes after
ho bad concluded his very trying performance
in "The Fool's Revenge," and that may account
In part for tbe exhausted appearance of the
great actor. He told me, too, that he had
been suffering from a bilious attack, the most
distressing symptom of which was dizziness,
more or less all day. "The doctors told me,"
he said with a grave smile, "that It is too
much smoking again but " he didn't
finish tbe sentence but intimated plainly
enough tbat he didn't intend to take much
stock in that theory.'
To tell the plain truth as it appears to me,
Mr. Booth's health is such as to give him and
his friends considerable anxiety, although the
wonderful will-power and intellectual force of
the man enable him to keep up the appear
ance of physical strength on the stage. His
manager, Mr. Chase, laughed at the idea
that Mr. Booth was not in good health. "He
never was better," he said to me five minutes
before I saw the actor myself, but Mr. Booth's
face and his own words gave something very
like tbe lie to tbat assertion.
If Mr. Booth continnes to appear in seven
performances every week for a season of thirty
odd weeks, I shall not be surprised if he does
not decide to retire next summer. It is too
much to ask of him. Four or five appearances
a week ought to be tbe limit. Madam Mod-
jeska, in her chosen plays, would draw well
enough without Mr. Booth, and to my mind she
would be seen to better advantage alone. In
nearly all the plays wherein she supports Mr.
Booth the feminine character is distinctly sub
ordinate. In'this way both would be benefited,
Madam Modjeska artistically and Mr. Booth
THE SINGLE-TAX THEORY.
of Its Advocates Hays It is the Onlr
Barrier Against Socialism.
CHICAGO, October 7. Judge James G.
Magnire, of San Francisco, for some years a
prominent figure in California Democratic
politics and more recently distinguished as
Henry George's chief lieutenant on the Pacific
Coast, Is in tbe city, the cuest of the Chicago
Single Tax Club. He delivered an address
on tbe single tax question here this evening.
In the course of an interview this afternoon be
said: "Tbe adoption of the single tax is, in
my opinion, destined to be the next great step
m tbe order of social evolution. The times are
ripe for it and the thinking men -of tbe world
are beinc attracted toward it. Discoveries and
invedtions within the last 45 years have in
creased tbe average wealth-producing power of
man more than eleven-fold. This enormous
disDlacement of labor has been of immense ad
vantage to the world, but the great masses of
the laboring people have not adequatelysbared
tbe advance. Under such conditions the tend
ency of wages has naturally been toward the
starvation standard, and tbe laborers not suc
cessful in finding employment have been
transformed into mighty armies of tramps and
paupers such as no previous age in the world
has ever known. These conditions have natur
ally produced strikes, boycotts and Incipient
revolutions throughout the civilized world all
substantially unsuccessful, out all tending to
aid In preparing the different classes, trades
and callings now acting separately for the cer
tain terrible crisis, when, maddened by con
stant injustice and previous failures, these
classes will rise together like human tigers to
destroy the civilization which; to them, has
been so harsh.
These people have a real grievance, which
the friends of modern individualism must
ascertain and remove, or they must be prepared
at no distant day to fall Into the gulf of state
socialism, toward which all of our present
wealth and labor combinations are directly and
rapidly tending. Against this tendency to
socialism, tbe single tax Is the only rational
barrier which is being raised."
DEATH OP AN AERONAUT.
Ho Falls From a Parachute and la Drowned
In the Ohio River.
tSrXCIAt TELEPEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Mt. Vernon, Ind., OctoberT. Prof. George
T. Rice, of Lexington, Mich., and an aeronant
with "Wallace & Co.'s circus, made a balloon
ascension and parachute descent here this
afternoon. In dropping he fell into the Ohio
river and was drowned.
He became entangled in the ropes of the
parachute. He said Just before going up that
it was his one hundredth ascension.
AnnanI Missionary Meeting.
NEVT York, October 7. The Eightieth An
nual meeting of the American Board of Com
missioners of Foreign Missions will be held in
this city at"the Broadway Tabernacle, Tuesday,
October 15 to 18. Tbe last annual meeting held
in New York was in 1832. Extensive prepara
tions have been made for tbe entertainment ot
persons who come from a distance to attend
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Rev. John B. Graham.
Stebbekville, October 7. Kev. John B. Gra
ham, of New Lisbon, O., died suddenly last even
ing at Holiday's Cove, W. Va., where he had
preached In the morning. He was 83 years old.
For about 24 years be had officiated at the cove.
Els wife, in feeble health, three sons and one
daughter survive, and of these John Is a lawyer In
New York City, Joseph a missionary In India,
"Wm". T., the Secretary of the Standard Iron
Works, of Bridgeport. t and Carrie lives with
her mother at Tew Lisbon. The deceased stood
very high in the councils of the .Presbyterian
Church and waB greatly beloved and respected by
Mrs. Letilia W, Gazzam.
Mrs. Letitla Gazzam died yesterday In her 82d
year at the house of her' niece, Mrs. A. J. Kankln,
In Allegheny. Mrs. Gazzamwas a devoted Chris
tlan iromuv noted for her charity. She was very
fond of children, and opened a school for little
ones In Sewickley which attained local, renown.
Her married life was spent on an Alabama plan
tation, where the enslaved condition of the ne
groes toucbedber. She was well and favorably
known In this section.
Rev. Dr. McKaiff.
Kev. Clement Vallandlgham McKalg died early
yesterday morning of paralysis of the brain at bis
borne, corner Penn and Dallas avennes. Kev.
Lisbon in 1815, and graduated at the Washington
ana jenersoa iwiiege.
Daniel O'Donoghnf, Bf. P.
LONDON, October 7.' Daniel O'Donoghce, of
theUlens, commonly called "The" Donoghne, Is
dead. He represented Tipperary In Parliament
from 1857 to 185 and sat for Tralee from ISM to
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THIS THING OP MOVING.
The Wives of DIetbodUt 'Ministers Rather
Enjoy the Short Terms Ynrlety la Going
From Place to" Place.
From the time I became of movable age and
condemned to pack my grip at a moment's no
tice for foreign parts, I have placed on a pedes
tal, and surrounded with respect, admiration
and sympathy, the class of women known as
Methodist minister's wives, obliged by tbe
Itinerancy to move on an average once in two
In my limited experience of packing, how
often have I bemoaned the fact that I was not
a man, so that I might put a fresh collar and
pair of cuffs in my coat-tail pocket, and discard
the Saratoga altogether, hut think of breaking
np a home and packing the entire furnishings
of -a house once in two years or oftener.
And the packing np is not the worst of it
either. It is the unpacking, tbe "saving tbe
pieces" of some choice bit of china or dainty
bric-a-brac examining tbe nicks and marks on
some cberisbed article of furniture tbat you
thought so securely wrapped, tbe long con
tinued search for an almost indispensable
article that "must have been lost in the pack
ing." In tbe face of all these things what an
amount of love, devotion and religion a young
girl must possess who will voluntarily doom
herself to such a Bobemian sort of existence.
A Mistaken Idea.
The foregoing was my style of reasoning up
to last Saturday, when I interviewed a number
of these wives, knowing tbe coming Methodist
Conference wonld make a great many changes,
and wondering how and in what spirit they
would accept the inevitable.
One wife said:
Why. there is something fascinating in the
prospective change. You know hope springs
eternal in the human breast, and no matter
how pleasantly we may be situated, we always
expect au luipiuvement in toe new. 11 we are
disappointed it is gradual and we don't mind it
much. There is something so interesting in
going from place to place, ft is an edneation.
we meet so many characters. Human nature
is the same the world over, but we find it under
different circumstances. Of course we are
compelled to meet all of our church people on
the same basis, bnt there will be some con-
genial souls tbat will become nearer and
earer than others; still we trynottosbow
a preference for any one's society in partic
ular. Yes, it is true the physical labor of moving
is great and the expense ditto, but where is
there a professional man who is carried about
on flowery beds of easeT What religious de
nomination can boast the superb system of
supplying churches with pastors and pastors
with churches that the itinerancy does.
Other, Churches No Better Off.
Investigate any other denomination, and you
will find numbers of churches without pastors,
and numbers of pastors without charges; and
then it is so unpleasant for a congregation or a
committee to inform a minister that they are
tired of him. In our church nothing ot tbat
kind is necessary,! or the Presiding Elder super
vises the whole district, and if the people are
dissatisfied with the pastor all they have to do
is to mention It, and at the end of the year he
is removed: but he is still sure ot a pastorate,
and while he may not give satisfaction to one
congregation, in another field he may just fill
The Presiding Elder endeavors to appoint
ministers to the places they are best adapted to
fill. For instance, if ajchurch is in a bad finan
cial condition he sends some live, rustling,
wide-awake man that will clear it of debt and
put it in a flourishing condition, but according
to the rules tbey are not allowed to monopolize
him very lonov Borne other church needs him,
and so in tbat manner all tbe churches have a
fair show. The most unpleasant part of it and
really the only unpleasant part is the breaking
of ties with "kindred spirits, tbe saying goodby.
So said one and all of these ministers' wives.
and really tbey take such a cheerful view.of
their life I am inclined to wonder if I haven't
been mistaken regarding their trials and tribu
lations in moving. Thobne Branch.
Their Crystal Wedding.
David McDonald, clerk at the Soutbside mar
ket for the past 18 years, last night celebrated
the twentietb anniversary of his marriage, at
his home on South Fifteenth street A large
number of friends were present
In a Social War.
The amateur theatrical entertainment given
Saturday evening at Moorhead's Hall, on
Grant street wa3 largely attended. Misses
Emma and Margaret Saunders, Maud Locke,
Mary Kaufman, and Messrs. Charles Long,
Will Priest and others represented the differ
Mrs. James Marshalt. gave a very enjoy
able theater party last evening: At the close
of the entertainment her guests were royally
supped at tbe Duquesne Hotel.
MES..G. P. Ikekt, of East Liverpool, gave
a very swell little lnncheon yesterday after
noon to a number of ber lady friends. There
past was served by Hagin.
A BEAR IIONT IN CHICAGO.
A Wild Animal Gets Loose, Frightening
Ladles and Fighting; Policemen.
Chicago, October 7. There was an exciting
scene in an alley near the intersection of North
avenue and Larrabee street about 1 o'clock
this morning. The principals were a big black
bear, a woman and two police officers. The
bear was -the property of Noble & Long, of a
Westside show, and was kept in a cage locked
up in a barn. The animal, having been con
fined in the cage all day without anything to
eat began to get uneasy about evening and
broke out of his cage. Several persons knew
that the bear had escaped from -tho cage, but
supposed that the barn was locked and that
tbe animal was safe. So it was for six hours
and more, bnt about 12 o'clock tbe animal
managed to loosen one of the boards on the
side of the building and climb down. Then he
began a silent tour of the' streets in that vi
cinity. As near as can he learned Bruin went
down Halstead street to North avenue, and
wandered about Uhere without meeting any
body until it came to Larrabee street As the
animal went aroAnd the corner a woman came
around the Bame corner, going in an opposite
What followed can be easily imagined. The
female screamed and ran, the bear roared nnd
gave chase. It was a race for life, the woman
afterward told the officers, and it is reasonable
to believe that it was, for tbe tanlmal was hun
gry and not any too tame a beast Fortunately
Sergeant Frenzen and Officer Maloney heard
thelady's screams, and they hastened to her
assistance. As tho officers rounded the corner
of an alley both fell headforemost over the
hear. The fight that ensued was bloody in the
extreme, and It was not until both men had
discharged the contents of their revolvers. U
shots In all. into tbe carcass of the bear that
Bruin was killed. A search for the lady was
made, and she was found in a dead faint about
a block away.
MUST .PAT THE WBISKI- TAX.
Shippers Can't Escape by Sending It Abroad
and Bringing It Back.
WASHiNGTOir, October 9. Some time ago
the Collector of Customs at New York wrote
to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in
rezard to 25 barrels of American whiskv n-r-
ported to Hamburg and subsequently re
turned. Tbe whisky was produced between the
8thandl2th of January,1886, and was withdrawn
for export January 30, 18S9. The Collector gave
Has his opinion that the exportation and re-importation
of the6e goods within a short period
pi time, tendlne to result in the escape from
the payment of an overdue internal revenue
tax by a temporary deposit abroad, furnishes
presumptive evidence to indicate an original
Intention of the persons Interested in the ship
ment to return the whisky to the United
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue re
ported the case to tbe Secretary of the Treas
ury with a recommendation that tho Bpiritu In
question be not admitted to entry under Sec
tion 2,500, Revised statutes, but that they be
treated as subject to internal revenue tax. The
Secretary approved this recommendation and
anthorized the Collector at New Yorlr tn ti,
the steps prescribed by Article 100 of the in
ternal revenue rules .for the delivery of the
goods to the Collector of Internal Revenue for
the Second district of New York;
DEPBAUDED BI THE AGENTS.
Insurance Companies Cleverly TCheated by
a System of Reissuing Risks.
New Yore, October 7. Suits were begun in
the United Btates Circuit Court to-day, by the
Union Insurance Company, .of Philadelphia,
and the Pennsylvania Insurance Company
against the Continental Insurance Company,
of this city, to recover sums of money which
they assert are due them from the defendant
companies, through a plan of systematic fraud
perpetrated against them by a Buffalo firm of
insurance agents, composed of Thomas G.
Crosby and Lorenzo Detnid. The Union In
surance Company's claim is for S75.O0O. while
tbat of the Pennsylvania Company Is for
The complaint says that the insurance agents
had for tbe past six years regularly reissued
marine insurance risks, or portions of such
originally made by tbe defendant company to
the complainant corporations.
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AT THE THEATEE3.
Helen Barry In a New Flay The Still Alarm
and Other .Plays,
Two novelties were Introduced to a tolerably
large audience at tbe Grand Opera House last
night. Miss Helen Barry, an English actress,
and "Love and Liberty," a French play turned
into indifferently bad English by T. Malcolm
Watson. Without discourtesy to Miss Barry,
we may say a few words about tbe play first.
"Love and Liberty" is' a play which should
never have been taken from the French. It
belongs to the German-hating and war-loving
nation, and its appeal is to them and to them
only. Americans cannot be expected to go
crazy with joy over a play In which the villains
are all German or French traitors. Frenchmen
would ask for nothing better. There are some
powerful situations in the play, but they lack J
cvou a prefceuse ot pussiuimy. ao
characters are crudely drawn and Incon
gruities, such as- an Irish low comedian
as a sergeant in a regiment of Zouaves, are
conspicuous. There is no sustained interest in
the story patriotic sympathy being impossible
heie and as a matter of conrse the play fell
very fiat last night The change to Eugene
Scribe's "A Woman's Stratagem" promised for
to-night will be very welcome.
NowastoMlssHelen Barry, who sustamedthe
heaviest part In this very dreary romantic
drama. She is a woman of grand proportions
Tall and-stout in figure, and blessed with a
pleasant pretty face, and a voice that has
sweetness, conpled with a very true English
accent; Miss Barry must be pronounced a very
comely woman to Slook upon. There is an
amiability about her that should disarm
criticism. It cannot wholly do so, however.
The truth Is that In no way does the character
of Adrtenne a1 Angers fit Miss Barry. In the
romantic or tragical episodes Miss Barry was
slow and heavy; and her playfulness when
she adventured awhile in soubrutte style
did not become her at all. In the
lighter work indeed she was less artistic
than sbewas in the more dramatic situations.
What prompted her to assume an extraordin
ary patois of broken French and English, which
reminded one of a London schoolgirl's efforts
to speak the language of Gaul, in her somewhat
aimless excursions into the camp of the Zou
aves, heaven only knows. It was not funny and
it was contrary to art Perhaps in pnre comedy
the woodenness of Miss Barry's movements
and her curious habit of throwing the emphasis
upon the wrone word in critical passages would
not be so noticeable. Romantic drama is cer
tainly not Miss Barry's forte.
Nor can we speak well of ber support. For
the most part ft was unsympathetic, and un
real, too. Where an actor acted naturally and
with some force it was generally out of place,
as in the case of Sergeant SeiUy (Mr. Walter
Fletcher), who made a Zouave camp echo with
Hiberniclsms, uttered with a fine Irish brogue.
Miss Amy Busby as Louise Reichfelz looked
extremely charming, and her acting was toler
ably good. Mr. Ralph Delmore, in a ridiculous
part, often came near being impressive. He is
an excellent actor. The costumes were natur
ally gay and taking most of them French
army uniforms. The scenery was very good.
"Standing room only" at an early hour last
evening affords the'bestlndicatlon of the draw,
ing powers of the ever popular "Still Alarm."
Mr. Harry Lacy, as Jacb Manly, the daring
fireman, was as realistic as ever. So much so,
indeed, that the excited gallery gods called
upon him In good earnest to "Kill him," as he
confronted the villain at the climax. The vil
lain himself, iu the hands of Mr. Byron Doug
lass, was certainly sufficiently audaciously ex
asperating for the most exacting taste. Miss
Harned, as Elinore Fordham, came out well
in the strong parts, and was acceptable at all
times. Charles Lothian and Miss Vivian
handled tbeir characters in a verv pleasing
manner, while Mr. Joseph Wilkes, as Doe Wiu
our. as all that could be desired. The natu
ral presence of Mrs. Selden Irwin, as Mrs,
Manly, should not be forgotten. The equine
artists, too, came In for their full share of ap
plause. Harris' Theater.
When light opera is given so nicely and at
such low prices as Manager Wilbur is furnish
ing it this season there is no encouragement
too great for It. Tbe second week's engage
ment of this comnanv beran vAfltArriav. nnd At:
both performances the bouse was filled nearly
to the last seat. "Nanon" was the operette,
and it was exceedingly well done. The chorus
is large, well costumed, even richly, and Is com
posed of pretty girls, not elderly and gaunt
females, but really shapely and handsome
young girls. The costumes of the principals
are costly, Miss Alice Verona, as Ninon de
VSnchs, wearing In the act a combination suit
that cost 8250. "Nanon" was a great success,
and should have been kept on for several days."
- Pxof. Fox's Novelty Company drew the cua
'tomary good audience at Manager Geary's
place of amusement Maurice Cathcart ap
peared In his latest comedy, "Nancy McGee's
Birthday Party." Frot Fox himself imitated
almost all the known birds and animals, while
Carrie and Frank Smith gave a pleasing mu
Harry Williams' Academy.
The usual large audiences yesterday applauded
at this house, the ever-popular Gus Hill, who Is
the present season accompanied by a coterie
of performers who are "all stars," as the bills
say. Tbe same bill will be given all the week,
to be followed by Hyde's specialty company
Sirs. Jcnness Stiller Again.
Those ladies who failed to be present on the
occasion of Mrs. Jenness Miller's recent ap
pearance in this city will be delighted to know
tbat she is coming again. She willlecture at Old
City Hall Wednesday afternoon, October 16,
upon ber favorite tbeme of "Dress Reform."
The announcement in this paper, on Sun
day, of the different musical numbers that
have achieved distinction in Rudolph Avon
son's successful production of "The Brigands,"
which will be given its Inaugural performance
at the Grand Opera House next Monday even
ing, has been the cause of many inquiries at
the music stores of this city and also at the
theater if such is published. As tho version of
"The Brieands" Is the exclusive property of
this management it has been limited and is
only for sale after the company arrives.
ABAKB WIRE TRUST NEXT.
Secret Meeting for the Supposed Pnrposo of
Forming a Combine.
Chicago, October 7. An attempt is being
made. It Is reported here to-night to form a
barb wire trust The latest of a series of secret
meetings supposedly to tbat end was held this
afternoon at the Leland Hotel. It is said that
tbe rise in pig iron and the expiration of pat
ents have demoralized the trade. G. S. Doug
lass, of New York, and J. W. Gates, of St.
Louis, are credited with conducting the nego
tiations. This afternoon they held a confer
with W. R. Stirling, the First Vice-President
of the Illinois Steel Company.
To-night Mr. Gates left for St. Louis. He
declined to talk, further than to deny that a
trust was contemplated, and to admit that a
general meeting of manufacturers was to be
eld here October 17.
HATES IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Tho Ex-Prcaldent Makes a Visit to His
Grandparents' Old Home,
BrAttxeboro, Has3 October 7. Ex-Fres-ident
Hayes arrived here this afternoon and
immediately proceeded to the home of the
Bigelowsat West Brattleboro, where he will
spend tbe night Mrs. Bigelow is a consin of
Mraj Hayes, and the place is known as the Old
Hayes Mansion, having been occupied by tho
grandparents of tho ex-President
His last visit here was during his term of
For Appearance' Sake.
From the Youngstown Telegram.!
It is just as easy to die in a poorhouse as in a
palace, but the account of the former event
does not show up so well In the newspapers.
Some attention should be given to appearances
and the good opinion of the world.
Crowned with all sweet girlhood's graces,
Yonng and gentle, fair and true;
Darling namesake of the daisies.
Let me breathe a wish for you.
Homage oft the world will render
Unto those with beauty blest;
I wonld speak with words more tender:
Ah, more heartfelt, than the restl
As beneath the waves of ocean.
Spotlessly tbe wblte pearls lie;
Bo, through all of life's emotion,
Hay its sorrows pass you by. -.
As upon yonr namesake flower,
Stain nor soil is ever found;
80 may yon, through every hour,
In all Innocence abound!
May Its all-unsullied whiteness
All yonr fair, young life enfold;
Fill your days with constant brightness,
lilke the daisy's heart of goldl
Keeping all your girlhood's sweetness,
Good, sincere and calm and true;
Show us, In Its mil completeness.
What true womanhood can dbl
- -Mary tr.Xobinion in Tatlt Tali,
' J1ITI0POIIS HIW8 SOTK.
FoBBBt Oil to Loss the CHtU
raxw tosjc bubsau spxcuuu -New
York, October 7. A few weeks ago)
young August Glelsfash met Miss Hernials
Hess at a picnic, danced with her, 'drank, with
her, accompanied her home and kissed her
goodby. Tbe next day be told his fellow work
man, Gnstave Bauer, all about it Bauer
scraped an acquaintance with Miss Hess with
out delay, and a day or two later took her to
tbe theater. Pretty soon both men were badly
In love with the girl, but tbey did not mention
it to each other. One day Glelsfash called to
take Miss Hess to a picnic only to learn that
she had already ?one with his false friend
Bauer! Glelsfash hurried off to the picnic, met
Bauer with Miss Hess; knocked him down and
carried off tbe girl. A week later tbe two
young men fought an indecisive round at the
workshop where they were employed, and both
were laid up In bed for two days. To-day they
had a fight to a finish, and Glelsfash got
knocked out He bad Bauer arrested and
came into court all done up in bandageso-day
to secure his conviction. Bauer, however, was
only put under bonds to keep the peace. After
court tbe two men, agreed to go to Miss Hess
and have her choose between them once for
all. When Miss Hess learned of their errand
on her front doorstep, sherefused to -see either
of.them again and slammed the door In their
Opening of Barnnrd College.
Barnard College, the Columbia College An
nex tor women, began work to-day. Mrs.
Frances Fisher Wood, Mrs- Barnard, Dr.
Mary Putnam Jacob!, Mrs. Abby B. Long
street and many other woman of learning and
repute helped to formally open the first year ot
instruction. The Bar. Dr. Henry Van
Dyke made the prayer, tbe Ber. Arthur
Brooks delivered the introductory address, and
Frederic R, Coudert, President of tbe Colum
bia almnnimade the oration. Tbe freshman
class in the annex has 18 members. No elrl
under IS years of age will be admitted. The
annex will confer the degree of Bachelor bf
Arts. Columbia College, the parent of Bar
nard, also opened to-day, beginning Its one
hundred and thirty-sixth year.
Paid for the Kiss.
Joe Chow, a Chinese lanndryman, was fined
S25 in a Harlem police court to-day because he
kissed a pretty young American girl on the
Boulevard this afternoon. Chow said be was
drunk when he stole the kiss. He paid his fine
without a murmur.
Blade Insane by Cigarettes
Louis Da Castro, a young West Indian whose
nabit has been to smoke two packages of cigar
ettes daily, became, insane a few weeks aeo.
ToHiay jn a hotel at Scotch Plains, N. J., he
shot himself dead. Dpctors who examined Da
Castro say his insanity was caused by excessive
Thanks far His Sentence.
John Fitzpatrlck, better known as 'liver
pool Jack," was this morning sentenced to nine
years in State's prison by Judge Cowing in Part
J, General Sessions Court for abducting men
to work in Yucatan. When sentence was
passed the prisonerin the coolest possible man
ner addressing the Court said: "Thank yon."
His wife and two children were In court Tha
former had to be led out of court as she cried
bitterjy and seemed in a dazed, fainting condi
tion. TBAIIT7AXSIIPERINTENDE5TS MEET.
Various Interesting Topics Ditcnsied
Their Session In New York.
New Yore; October 7. The Association of
North American Railway Superintendents had
a meeting In the Hotel Brunswick to-day.
Among those present were C.S. Gadden, Presi
dent of the association; James Donnelly, Lehigh
NValley: J. B. Morf ord, Michigan Central; P, S.
O'Rourke and J. M. Metheany, Grand Rapids
and' Indiana; John F. Devine, Atlantic Coast
line; TT'K. Huger, East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia; and K. H. Wade, of the Wabash
The proceedings; rrere held with closed doors.
The Committee on Permanent Headquarters
reported as inexpedient the plan for permanen t
headquarters In New York. A new constitu
tion was adopted, and tbe'name of the society
cbMgedto-&Xbe-.Anierictajaociety of Rail
road Superintendents." 'The now constitu 1
tion extends tbe scope of membership,
and provides for honorary membership.
It also allows the President Secretary
and Treasurer to hold office for two
years. Tbe Committee on Roadways made a
very full and Interesting report on the follow
ing subjects: L Form of rail sections. 2.
Methods of securing the rails to the ties. 3.
Rail lolnt fastenings. 4. Metal or wooden ties.
5. Safety appliances. 0. Award or prize on
best treatise on track work. Prof. C. Koyle, of
Philadelphia, brought before the meeting a
new parabolic semaphore and read a paper in
relation to it An interesting exhibit of rails
used on tho main trunk lines was made, with
the object of showing the difference In wear.
The committee favorably recommended the
rail used on the Michigan Central road as the
President C. S. Gadden presented a paper on
tbe form of rail sections. He also spoke In re
gard to better protection against open switches
auu Dbruagiy auvocacea me use 01 tae axop
lever. The committee then adjourned.
LEAD ORE IMPORTATIONS.
Farther Efforts to Secure a New Ruling'
rSrxCIAt. TEXZOBA1I TO TOX DISPATCH.!
"WASHEraTOir, October 7. Tbe'lead ore men
of the West have renewed the effort to Induce
the Treasury Department to make a now ruling
relative to the importation of silver lead ore
from Mexico. This afternoon a committee
composed of D. Sheedy.of Denver, President
of the Globe Smelting Refining Company, and
Vice President of the Colorado National Bank,
Edward A. Caswell and Hugh N. Camp, of
New York, made an argument before Assistant
secretary xicnenor, and later tbey talked to
Secretary Windom. They then had a few
moments' conversation witn President Harri
son, and from the White House went to call
upon Secretary Blaine.
They refused to say what particular point
they urged upon tbe treasury officials to-day
and Secretary Tichenor would only say that
they were on the same errand, seeking more
restrictions in tbe Importation of ore.
TVOMAN'S CONGRESS PROGRAMME.
Some of the Topics to Be Discussed at the
rSRCIAt. TELEGRAM TO TBS DISPATCH.!
Denver, October 7. The annual convention
of the Womanls Congress of America will com
mence in Denver to-morrow and last until Fri
day. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, president of the
association, and Mrs. Edna D. Cheney, arrived
here on Sunday, while every train brings doz
ens of prominent members of the congress
from all portions of tbe country. Tbe pro
gramme for to-morrow (Tuesday) evening will
be as follows:
President's address, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe;
"What Authors Are Influencing Most tbe
Minds ot tbe Young in America," Mrs. Annie
Nathan Meyer, New York. Various other top
ics will also be discussed. Officers for the en
suing year will also be elected.
Frank T. Garnet, a Northampton county
farmer, won't hire another tramp to work for
him. Last week he engaged one, and strange
to say, the fellow worked; but only for a few
days." Then he was missing, and to was 100 of
the farmer's hard-earned money.
A Lancaster youth of 13 years has built a
toy engine. Two men attempted to test it and
got badly scalded.
A boo and a hawk were seen In fierce com
bat near Norristown recently. The bird was
AciiKSTmrrburr found on Sharp Moun
tain contained seven nuts.
With the close of the seaside resort there is
a glut of the servant girl market.
Among the aged domestic animals owned by
Farmer Brown, of Tuscarawas county, O., are
a dog 16 years of age, a cat that is nearly 17, a
rooster of 13 summers and a cow of 22.
Thirteen trasips called at one farmhouse
near Wheeling, one day last week.
AT a fair in an Eastern Ohio town a young
lady invested 10 cents In a ticket and drew
A touno farmer and his best girl, living In
Tyler connty, W.-VahaTe established a code
of signals whereby they communicate witn'nna
ano'theiwhen both are at home. Their abodes
are on opposite hilltops nearly two" miles apart
CUEI9VB CNlMISATIOKt,- r
Our vaseline is used te Japan to see&e
the stings of tattooing.
Americans can get .trust for alasest' say
amount la the stores of Barope.
A crazy negro in the Milwaukee Jail
labors under the impr esftion that he istele
Johnson M" undy. a Tarryiowa sculptor,
who Is nearly blind, is modeling a states of
Union soldier by the sense of toaetu
A Chicago husband and wife both filed
petitions for divorce on the same day, eaofi
without tbe knowledge of the other.
The gride ft the cogged-track railways
which Is being built at Pike's Peak, Cot. will
be 25 feet to tbe 100, or 1,320 feet to the mile.
People who object to shutting np shop
52daysinthejear would not make goodeHi'
zens of Servia, as it is statedihat a law. rigidly
enforced, compels all business to stop on Sea
days and holy days, wbJeh coast up ISO In the
Farmers in the yiofaity 0f Anderson
Ind,, are excited over tbe appearaaee of a gang
of young wolves in their wood lots. A nam
ber of sheep and chickens have bees killed.
Abig hunting party has been organized to k
off the prowlers.
Charles P. Honnt. of GeraaatowB. re
cently sold an old Bible for tU&.It was a
urauDury edition, published ia PbWaaeJpWa,
and one of the first printed ia this ceestry.
Very few copies of this edition areowiBex
istence. The purchaser wa a doBccndaat ot
There is a family at Eoseaff, rrasee,
In which there are fire generations now Hrfaft
The oldest member Is a great-great-graad-mother
of 98; and the youngest a " sssaH.
descendant, age 1 month. They all .west to
church together the other day when the newest
The smallest circular saw ia praeMeal
use is a tiny dlso about the size of a shSlteg,
which is employed for cutting the slits ia gold
pens. These saws are about as thick as
ordinary paper and revolve some 4,880 times
per minute. Tbeir high velocity keeps them
rieid, notwithstanding their extreme thin
ness. Dr. Alon Garcelon, of LewisiOB, Me..
remarked the other morning that he was now
treating a member of a' family ia that city
which he tyas professionally attended for five
generations, great-great-grandfather, great,
grandfather, grandfather, fatter and oaHdren.
And tbe doctor sees no reason why tha sixth
shouldn't come under his charge also.
A little bit of a shaver, net over tea
years old, dropped into Frank Ron roup's
clothing store at Bay City and said tttouaalo
would be in pretty soon and then they weald
buy some of the very best olotoes fas the bosses ' . .
his back and went about his duties, wkiea was .
where he made an error. When he looked far
the lad again he was gone and so was a JW
bundle of greenbacks from the till. "
A Cincinnati man went fishing, first
promising his friends a supply of his eaten.
He fished all day, but didn't get a bite. Sar
prised at this, he examined his taeklo and.
found that there were no hooks on Ms line.
When he returned he bought several do8ara
worth of fish and sent them around to his
friends. Tbat night at the club be Began
boasting about his success and was laughed at.
The same men who received the flsn bad cut
the hooks from his lines.
In the steeple of the Congregational
Church at Bingham, Somerset county, Mev
there bangs an ancient bell that has bees,
swinging in various belfries 100 years or more.
On its outer surface Is stamped "Revere, Bos
ton," and it is supposed to have bees made by
Paul Revere, who, after tbe peace of 1788; es
tablished a foundry in Boston," where he cast
the first cannon and bells manufactured la
Massachusetts. Tbe old bell has a good tone,
and seems likely to last another eeatary.
A Cinclnnatian has a dog named Prince
which he compels to wear a mask when out of
doors. Tbe other day while the boys were
playing ball. Prince was sitting athisaccus- '
tomed place behind tbe bat when the hall hit
htm a fearful blow on his nose and hud him.
out senseless. The boys gathered about their
four-legged, companion and anally restored
him to consciousness. Prince sat to one side
after that for several Innings, Bathe was un
easy until an Idea seemed to eater his little flat
head, an'd giving a yark of joy, he ran into the
house and emerged in a few minutes wearing
his mask. Taking bis old position near tha
catcher, he peered gravely through tbe wires
tbe Dafisyon please this way Fa protecfedTt
well as the catcher."
In 1884 Sergeant Malloy, who acted as
police sergeant at the Soldiers' Home at Togus,
Me., was shot while in the discharge of his
duties. He owned a large Newfoundland dog,
which was an inseparable companion, and was
with him at the time of the shooting. The dog
would have torn the murderer in pieces but for
the Interference of other Inmates, and ever
since the animal has displayed peculiar symp
toms at the time of funerals. Whenever a
burial is to take place at the Home and the
band begins to play the dead march, the doc
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will rush upon the firing squad with every
symptom of madness, and it is with the utmost
difficulty that be can be kept off. No matter
what the weather, the big 'Newfoundland at
tends every funeral at the Home, and he has
not missed one since the burial of his murdered
master in 1SS4.
In raising Egyptian com, A. J. Allen,
of Warnek, Dafc, on the Milwaukee road,
claims to have had suecess this season. He
said; "I saw a statement la a newspaper last
season about corn having been brought from
Egypt by a certain explorer, and wrote to him
for some. He responded, sending me seven
kernels, which, he informed me, he had taken
from an underground tomb near the bank of
the Nile, and that they were,like Mark Twain's
mnmmy, 3,000 years old. He made no charge
for the seeds, and thinking, as I do yet, that ha
found them as be said, I cultivated them with,
care and interest Each kernel produced three
stalks, and on each stalk -grew an ear about
eight inches long and two to three inches In "'
diameter. These ears are well filled with ker
nels about tbe size of popcorn. The stalks at
tained the sizo of our Indian corn, and were
soft and nice for fodder, even when the grain,
ripened. I think a great deal of tbe seed, and
shall sow it next year on a good-sized patch."
FANCIES OF FUNNY MSN.
It is said that "castor oil is down." This
will please the small boy. He has frequently tried
to get castor oil down, and failed.
Young lady (to young man who kissed
her) That's very singular, sir.
Yonng man Ah I well, allow me to nuke it pla
"If I were an oyster," sighed the crab,
' 'I wouldn't know what to do,
For they're most always being embroiled;
Or getting into a stew."
Sew Jork Strata.
In the matter of selecting a national
flower, tbe baseball field has not yet been can
vassed, but It Is believed that the vote would be
almost unanimous for the pitcher-plant. Iforris
Bather Ambiguous. Yonn g author
(meeting friend) Ahi You are'jost tbe man I
want. You can help me.
Friend Help you In what?
Yonng author I've been looking for a villain
for y new story all day. Sea York Sun. ' '
"Mister OfBcer, I'm the absconding St,
Louis cashier who got away with (390,030, and I.
Great heavens! What for?" '
'If I escape the Chicago papers will print por
traits of me. I'd rather serve a term than die of
shame. Sea York Herald. '
All Alike "Papa," she cried, quite
breathlessly, as she took offher bonnet "is not
my dress a besuty? See the prettr flmres on
"I've noticed," said her pa, as he smoothed
with his hand her tresses, "that pretty flgnres
seem to be attached to all your dresses. AM
Tommy (in the presence of yonng Sweet
ner, sister's beau)-You told ma a lie the other
Bister Clara-1 gness not, brother mine.
Tommy Yes, slrree. You said tbat when Mr.
Bweetner called he acted so silly that yoa never
could keep a straight face, and your face Is ax
straight as mine now. Kearney Enterprise.
THE DEAD LETTER ROUTE,
You wives who cannot understand why
friends so long delay
Jn 'answering the letters which you last year sent
JBhould remember ere you undertake tbeir slow
ness to assail.
That likely 'twas your husband took yonr letters
to the mall. . ' -
If you Into tbe secrets of their pockets dare to -
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