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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. OCT. 11, 1SS9.
ETJB0FE IS UNEASY.
It is hardly- to be expected that European
countries, and especially England, would
look with any faror upon the Pan-American
Congress in this country. The newspapers
of the Old "World, from the official organs of
the Governments to the fangless London
Times, have been slashing away at the Con
gress, iU doings so far and its objects in the
future, only stopping to protest every now
:md again that it did not matter in the least
to them how often Pan-American Congresses
were held in the United States. By so do
ing they cave revealed now mucn mey are
interested in this meeting of the peoples of
two continents, and how much they dread
that their trade with the South Ameri
can States will suffer by the efforts of
the United States in competition. It is a
natural feeling, and we trust that all the
European countries trading with South
America will soon be forced to take a deeper
interest in the rivalry of the United States.
A number of the delegates to the conven
tion were asked yesterday how they viewed
the attacks upon the Congress published in
Old "World newspapers, and they all unan
imously declined to attach any importance
to such malicious utterances. Evidently a
lavorable impression has been made upon
our distinguished visitors already. Senor
JeronimoZelaya, of Honduras, seems to have
expressed the views of enlightened Sonth
Americans when he said:
"This is a matter simply of commercial
interests. "We have already several North
American companies dealing with us, and
wc may find it more advantageous to trade
still more extensively with the United
States. There is a warm feeling of fraternity
existing between the two Republics. Lately
we have come into contact with a good
many Americans and we lite their systems.
Indeed we are getting to be fond of every
thing that is American."
After the tour of the country and the
serious work of the Congress have been con
cluded and the delegates have returned
home, then will come the time for Congress
and the citizens of the United States, the
one by liberal encouragement of the marine
interests and the other by pushing trade
energetically into the new fields, to fling
back a solid reply to the jeers and sneers of
The good people of New York are learn
ing at no small expense a good deal about
electricity. Since September 1 five persons
in New York City have been killed
accidently by its means. On Tues
day it was decided by a lower court
that the electrical execution law is consti
tutional. The murderer Kemmler, in whose
interest the attempt to prove the law uncon
stitutional is being made, is so well assured
that electricty would kill him that his
counsel will take an appeal to a higher
court. The people will have to pay a good
deal more in lives and money before some of
the learned electricians will admit that elec
tricity can kill a man.
Mayor Grant, of New York, has adopted
a very pretty test of the belief of some elec
tricians, that electric light currents are not
dangerous. He has noted the fact that no
less than five persons have lost their lives
within a month from contact with unin
sulated electric light wires, and he has told
the light companies that they must put their
wires into underground conduits or vacate
the city. To this the sanguine officers of
these companies replied in chorus that the
wires were" harmless. Mayor Grant's reply
was: "Gentlemen, if what you say is true,
yon will have no objection to grasping a live
wire in my presence."
But they all have found strong objections,
and Mayor Grant being a city magistrate
who is really inclined to serve the citizens,
will see that the electric light wires are put
underground. Pittsburgers may cogitate
upon these events without injury to them
selves. EJDEPEHDENCE PEACEABLY.
It is more than a hundred years since the
American colonies shook off the yoke of
Great Britain, and cow the signs of the
times plainly point to a peaceable repetition
of the proceeding on the part of the Austra
lian States. All of the provinces have ob
tained a responsible form of government for
themselves, except "Western Australia. Now
even "Western Australia, the last of the
Crown colonies on the continent, is demand
ing the right to home rule, and there is
every reason to suppose that the demand
will be granted. There is no blundering
King George to drive England into a sui
cidal policy now. The bill granting "West
ern Australia the rights she asks will be
introduced into theBritish Parliament next
session, "and after a formal discussion will
be passed, beyond a doubt.
In the New South "Wales Legislature the
qnestion was recently discussed with a great
deal of spirit Sir Henry Parkes, the
Premier, said Australia was on the high
road to becoming agreatindependentpower.
They did not wish to quarrel with Britain,
but they felt that the time was near when
they should set up for themselves. Mr.
Bibbs, the opposition leader, took a similar
view. Australia, he said, was bound sooner
or later "to be a cation separate and alto
gether free from the trammels of any coun
try, even the Mother Country itself." He
ioresaw a great republic "willing to be the
ally of England," but determined to be "a
nation as free as England herself." These
observations were loudly cheered."
BOTJLANGEB TAKES A PEN.
6o .the brave general, the soldier on the
black horse, the pride of the Parisian
populace," has decided not to invade France.
He has put that little affair off for another
day. At present he in devoting his gigantic
talents to the preparation of a work on
European military science, in a comfortable
Tillage near St Hclicr in the pleasant isle
of Jersey. The sword is sheathed, and with
a good goose quill the dashing soldier has
already written, no doubt, "The pen is
mightier than the sword."
It was all very well for General Boulanger
or his sanguine boon companions to talk of
descending upon the coast of France, of
raising his flag and marching upon Paris,
but the care which the brave soldier has
shown for his own precious skin rendered
any such headlong move on his part very
improbable. In the papers the story looked
very pretty of General Boulanger embark
ing with his black charger, his military
overcoat and his fair companion, to conquer
his enemies in France. But somehow or
other the glitter of the razor-like blade of
the guillotine seemed to shimmer upon the
horizon, and we are not surprised that the
General perceived it and was satisfied to
pause while in Jersey. Those Bepublican
enemies of his in the Government of France
are dreadfully inconsiderate people; they
would like nothing better than to make
short work of him. Hence St. Hclierswas
a good place for General Boulanger to
He has chosen a rather odd subject for his
book. Bather than military science we
would have wished General Boulanger had
chosen some such matter as how to disturb
the peace of Europe and grow rich at the
same time, or why a shallow-brained ad
venturer can stir the French nation when
wise men fail. But perhaps it is safest for a
political agitator to write on some topic that
need not reveal his personality. Moreover,
he may hope to learn something of the sub
ject he has chosen to write about, and it is
true that Boulanger has not shown a won
derful knowledge of military science, or he
would have Known that it is a very danger
ous thing to get too far away from your base
BELLEVEBN0N BE0UGHT IN.
The celebration of the opening of "the
McKeesport and Bellevernon Railroad yes
terday was properly the occasion of enthu
siastic rejoicing. It is a great event in the
Monongahela Valley, and one which will
exert a remarkable influence for good upon
the region which the new railroad for the
first time renders accessible to the fnll cur
rent of trade. In an indirect way, not so
very indirect either, it is at once a sign of
Pittsburg's enterprise, and an agent for the
extension of her beneficent influence. The
increasing prosperity of the valley or the
Monongahela, consequent upon the adequate
development of the gigantic resources of
that favored country, has been given a ma
terial and lasting impetus by the building of
the line between McKeesport and Belle
vernon. "We see nothing extravagant or fanciful in
the address of welcome delivered by the
venerable Dr. J. S. Van Voorhis at Belle
vernon yesterday. He said: "Already the
value of land along the line has sustained a
marked advance, and inquiries arc con
stantly being made for manufacturing sites.
Our great gas fields are sufficient to furnish
fuel for all owners on the extension of this
railroad toward the source of the Mononga
hela. A new coal field of over 300 square
miles will be brought into market"
The business the road will soon be able to
acquire will doubtless justify its extension
in the near future, and the McKeesport and
Bellevernon Bailroad may prove to be a far
greater enterprise than even its energetic
NOTA FUNNY FABCE. '
The exquisite variations upon justice that
city Aldermen play from time to time were
excellently illustrated in a case which came
before Judge Ewing for revision yesterday.
The injustice done to a young woman was
partially rectified and a sound rebuke was
administered to the Alderman. Judge
Ewing's habit of plain speech was never
brought into better use.
In this case a young woman was sued be
fore an Alderman for a debt that she was ap
parently willing to pay. For simple reasons
she failed to put in an answer to the suit,
and without any further notice she was ar
rested on Tuesday last on a warrant issued
by the Alderman. She was committed to
jail by the Alderman and stayed there till
Judge Ewing ordered her release yesterday.
The whole proceeding from beginning to
end before the Alderman was an illegal
farce. Such travesties of justice are cot un
common in the aldermanic courts, though
the purse rather than the person of the de
fendant is made to suffer. The frequency of
such exhibitions of incompetency and worse
is leading surely, though rather slowly, to
ward a much-needed reform, that is, the
substitution of a stipendary magistracy for
the aldermanie system.
AX Allegheny man celebrated his return
from Europe by filling up on whisky and
flourishing a gun. The city will celebrate
in a milder way if he will return to Europe.
The appointment of Mr. Charles M.
Schwab to be General Superintendent of the
Edgar Thomson Steel "Works at "Braddock
seems to please everyone. It was no .easy
matter to find a successor to the late' Cap
tain "W. R. Jones, but the choice of Mr.
Schwab again demonstrates the policy: of
the Carnegie firm to be to encourge and pro
mote the best men in their employ.'1
The City of New York ran aground yesj
terday on a mud bank. ' It was the steamer
by that name. But tbeieity's .exposition
scheme seems to have stranded also.
"While the Czar is on his way to Berlin
to see his dear brother in Eovercignty, Em
peror "William, a semi-official paper of Mos
cow states that all efforts of Germany to
conciliate Russia will be of no avail. And
so the farce of "Peace in Arms" goes on till
the great tragedy ""War" is ready to begin.
TnE protest of Tarnham Post, G. A. R.,
No. 148, in 'New York, against overdoing
the pension business, will cot make Presi
dent Harrison's course any easier.
Gbovee Cleveland very properly laid
much stress in his speech last night upon
the disinterestedness of the late Congress
man Sunset Cox in his political life. An
ex-President knows better than most men
bow few unselfish men are in politics.
If the Pittsburg ball club could not keep
pace with the leaders in the League it can
run away from local champions without any
Samuel J. Randall was sixty-one
yesterday and he celebrated it by going to
"Washington, thereby upsetting the stories
of bis decaying health. His friends and
opponents will rejoice to see him in Con
gress and in good condition.
The East End Athletics should turn
their attention to sprinting hereafter. They
had some superb training yesterday.
TnteY accord the imperial purple to wife
beaters in Baltimore. But it should be un
derstood that the purple is raised on the
brute's back with a whip. Wife-beating is
cot so popular in Maryland as it was.
PEOPLE OF PK0MNENCE.
THE King of Italy recently visited the tomb
of Garibaldi and placed upon it a wreath.
Fanny Davenport, who was taken 111 In
San Francisco a week ago, was able at the be
ginning of this week to resumo her tour at Los
The Empress of Germany is said to wear on
her shoulder at court fetes a magnificent
agrafo In diamonds which belonged to Napo
leon L, and which was attached to his hat at
Miss Phcsbe Cousins, who has been a long
time out of the field on account of iU health,
seems likely before many months are past to
resume her labors for woman's ballot and the
TriE MIsse3 Pullman, daughters of Mr.
George M. Pullman,of Chicago, will make their
debnt In Washington this season under the
auspices of Mrs. Logan, with whom they trav
eled abroad for 18 months.
Fbank E. Pettigrew, who is believed to
be sure of one of the new United States Sena
torshlps in South Dakota, is a Vermonter. who
footed it into Sioux Falls from Sioux City in
1S60 j ust to save the stage fare.
The Rev. Georgo "Washington, who styles
himself "eldest representative of the Durham
branch in England," writes to a London jour
nal urging English collectors of documents
illustrating the career of General "Washington
to organize themselves into associations to pre
serve the papers collected, and meet from time
to time to compare experiences and exchange
"Wilson Barrett has reason to complain of
the rank injustice of assessing duty on bis
scenery and costumes without previous notice
that such imports were dutiable. His property
was on the docks at Boston when the Secretary
of the Treasury annonnced bis determination
to disregard the precedent formerly followed
and issue new instructions matting theatrical
paraphernalia no longer "tools of trade," but
Jay Gocxd's grayness has increased very
much of late. He was the picture of healthy
and vigorous manhood two years ago, but now
his gray hair is almost white. The manner of
astute self constraint, which always dis
tinguished him, has deepened considerably,
and he is now exceedingly reticent and quiet.
This is from a casual observation of the man as
he appears In public, and it may be all on the
surface, but it is certain that the change In
Mr. Gould is great
Gathered nt the Capital Shoira
Good Average Yield.
"Washinoton, October 10. The Department
of Agriculture reports general percentage of
condition of corn at 9L7. against 90.9 a month,
ago, and 92 for the crop of 1SSS on the 1st of
October. Condition of potatoes 77.9, against
S6.8 last October; of buckwheat 90, against 92.1
last year; of tobacco 80.7, against E5.7 in 1SS8.
The preliminary estimate of yield per acre is
12.8 for wheat, 11.9 for rye and 22.2 for barley.
The past month has been favorable for corn.
Slight frost north of 40 injured late copvbut
the percentage of damage was generally very
small, as the crop was well matured in the
third week of September. The dry weather
came opportunely after the abundant rains of
July and Aueust which somewhat impaired
condition of the Atlantic coast In the States
south of Maryland the bottom lands were quite
too wet for the best yield or quality. Consid
erable areas were blown down, and some injury
resulted from rottinc in all of the cotton States.
In the States of the Ohio Valley there was ex
cess of moisture in May and June that retarded
planting and early growth, prevented cultiva
tion and delayed maturation, leaving some
fields to be caught by the frosts of the 20th to
25th of September. The best development of
maizo was in the Missouri Valley. The best
growth of the South was in the Gulf States. It
could scarcely be improved in either district,
though the yield per acre is much greater in
the higher latitudes.
.Potatoes were injured east of the Aileghen-
uv excess oi moisture, causing rot. in
West Vinrinia and Ohio similar renorts are re
ceived. Drought reduced the yield in Michi
gan, though the quality is generally good. In
tie Mississippi valley the crop is more promis
ing. In the Rocky Mountain region, while the
area is largely increased, the season has been
unfavorable. The returns of yield per acre of
wheat are in thresher measurement. This re
port is preliminary, as the local estimates will
be tested by the record, books of the threshers
now coming in. The present averages, for
principal States, are 13.8 bushels in New York;
in Pennsylvania, 12.3; Ohio 116; Michigan, 117;
Indiana. 117; Illinois, IS; Wisconsin, 112; Min
nesota. 116; Iowa, 13.1; Missouri, 13: Kansas,
18.4; Nebraska, 12; Dakota, 8.3; California, 15.
Winter wheat was injured in many districts,
during harvest and in the stack, by heavy
rains, and is comparatively light, grading
badly, thus reducing its weight and value. Its
weight and quality will bo the subject of fur
ther report, after test of the scales in market
ing. SOUTHERN METHODISTS.
Tho Annnnl Reports Show a Gain All
Alone the Line.
Nasuvtixe, Tenn., October 10. Tho Meth
odist Episcopal Church, South, met in annual
conference at Murfreesboro, Tenn., yesterday.
Bishop Keener presiding, but outside of select
ing committees and listening to the reading of
reports did little. The report of the Rev. Dr.
David Morton, Secretary of the Church Exten
sion Board, was read. ''This board was created
at Nashville in May, 1SS2, and was formally or
ganized in June of that year and chartered by
the Kentucky Legislature. There are now 42
auxiliaries, one for each annual conference.
The receipts from all sources to March 31, the
end of the fiscal year, aggregated 567,915 78.
This is nearly 510.000 more than was received
last year. Besides there is a pledge fund of
11042 75. There was distributed of this fund
and kindred sources aid to 362 churches and
parsonages in 23 States and Territories. Ten
nessee, has 30 churches and one parsonage so
Mr.MJiil. .Smith, business manager of the
pnblishujgckpnse, was present at the confer
ence, and presented a statement from the re
port of the; agent The summary of business
for the fiscal year ending April 1, 1889, is as fol
lows: Towd sales irom merchandise depart
ment, $117,037; total sales from Christian Advo
cate, 541,088 57:-'total sales from Sunday school
periodicaIs,S97,143 62: total sales from quarter
ly rcriows, 52,211 Oi: total amount from miscel
laneous snurces-tfent, dnes and contract work
543,163 87; total business from all departments,
5300,644 20; total business last year, 5286,661 57,
showing an increase over last year of 511082 63.
From the above columns of business we have a
net gain of 556.834 66. Of the bonds outstanding
we have canceled during the year 53,950, leav
ing still outstanding bonds to the amount of
$11,750, Besides the foregoing, the agent set
apart 512,600 to be distributed am on? superan
uated preachers and the widows and orphans of
deceased ministers. A further sum of 51,500 was
appropriated for tho benefit of Sunday school
literature. Tho circulation of Sunday school
literature is now about 1,000,000 copies.
A DEFICIT TO MEET.
Tho Annual Report or the Ohio and Missis
CrxcDfNATf, October 10. Tho stockholders
and bondholders of the Ohio aud Mississippi
Railroad Company held their annual meeting
here to-day to bear the annual report aid to
elect four directors. The report of the presi
dent and directors showed gross earnings for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1SS9, $3,955,165 36;
operating expenses'. Including cost of new shops
at Washington, Ind. (which amounted to 5194,
769 76), 52,935,300 84; net earnings, 51,019,804 52.
Fixed charges amounted to 51,193,047 77, leaving
a deficit of 5173,243 25, which was met by tho
sale of general mortgage 5 per cent bonds.
The directors whose terms expired were re
elected. They are A. Grade Kinc, George C.
Magour, Charles R. Flint of Now York, and B.
a Cunningham, of Cincinnati. The directors
re-elected the officers: President, John F.
Barnard; Treasurer, Robert Reid; Auditor and
Secretary, Edward P. Cutter; General Counsel.
Ramsey, Maxwell & Ramsey.
Bismarck la tbo Woods.
Harold Frederic in H. Y. Tfmes.l
Bismarck no longer shoots, and increasing
infirmity renders it difficult for him to
walk about in tbe forests. But as be cannot go
to tbe woods, it is the pleasure of his old age
to make them come to him. By this I mean
that he it one of tbe most enthusiastic tree
planters in Europe, The other great old man
of our time has a f anions' cassion for cutting
down trees. Bismarck differs from Gladstone
in that his preference Is for planting them and
'watcMng them grow." " '
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Some Ideas About London's Booksellers'
Row and the Slrnnd Sucecstcd by a
The Dispatch contained a cablegram yes
terday which outlined .the radical changes to
be made in London streets, and notably in the
Strand, by order of tho new-fangled County
Councils. These changes seem to afford the
Associated Press correspondent in London
Prodigious satisfaction, for he says: "The old
f ogylsm which has stood in the way of progress
in this direction for centuries has now civen
way to an enlightened spirit of improvement,
and it is likely that the vigor and enterprise
manifested in many directions by the County
ionnciis, will, in a few years, make of the
great highways of London something more
than crooked, narrow and ugly cow paths."
Tho young man who wants London made over
to suit his modorn taste naturally can see no
good reason for the preservation of Holywell
street, or any other part of that older London
which to so many Ameri:ans as well as to hun
dreds of thousands of Londoners is tho great
treasure and charm of England's metropolis.
ThisIIolyweH street is known better by its
other name, Booksellers' How. I suppose
nearly every American, who has visited London
has walked through that narrow lane leading
off tho Strand from the rear of St. Mary-Le-Strand
to the Strand again in front of an
other old church, St Clement Danes.
lt is narrow and dingy, I admit, but
Holywell street, with its bookstores on either
side, is a very paradlso to him who loves the
fruit of the printing press. It is not the home
of the gorgeously bound book, of the fashion
able novel in three volumes, of the Editions de
Luxe, for most of tho black old shops contain
nothing but second-hand books. Tho books lie
in baskets and boxes, plied upon counters, and
strewn over barrows, neatly packed in shelves.
or thrown together anyhow on the floor. Many
an hour have I spent in Holywell street At
first as a schoolboy under tho paternal eye,
searching for stories of adventure and travel,
reading scraps of books I was not allowed to
read at home, and imblbine miscellaneous facts
and fancies long before I thought of turning
them to any use.
It always seems to me that Holywell lane was
more charming in those early days; that its
shelves and stalls held greater treasures than
are to be found there now. Perhaps books had
a fresher taste then; the flavor of romance and
history was new, and what potency has nov
elty. Anyhow, when 12 months ago I revisited
Holywell street, after tho lapse of nearly a de
cade, the stores did cot look so much like en
chanted palaces as I fancied they oucbt to.
But I guess the street had not altered very
much though I am sure there were more new
Dooks modern authors, spick and span, in tbo
latest caparison of the bookbinder, and cot so
many old friends in well-worn covers, dog-eared
and a trifle dirty, but still the old friends
whose faces used to cheer us so amazingly'
when the skies of our own schoolboy days
frowned, as they did sometimes.
"Well, well, they are going to wipe Holy
well street oat of existence, and the book
stores will have to find places one by one else
where. With the street it maybe expected that
the churches, which are really serious impedi
ments to traffic in tho Strand, St Clement
Danes more particularly, will be removed.
Neither St Mary-Le-Strand nor St Clement
Danes can claim immunity on the scare of
great age or beauty. They are, if I remember
rightly, both tho work of Sir Christopher
Wren, the architect of St Paul's Cathedral, or
of men of his era, and they are conspicuously
ugly. Tho widening of the Strand all along
from Charing Cross to Temple Bar, or where
the city griffin poses In place of tho trans
lated archway, will bo a huge work. Nobody
will reirrot the destruction of most of tho build
ings on the Strand, for they are almost without
exception mean and inadequate strncturessand
so great a thoroughfare demands finer stores
and business blocks.
Bur such apian of reformation is fraught
with immense significance. It means that
London is to be subjected to a policy of radical
reform; that tho lack of private! enterprise Is to
be supplied by the city government and that
under the tetter's direction the countenance of
London is to .be transformed completely.
Streets running straight are to be cut through
the heart of the city, as for instance, from the
Strand to Holborn, and it really looks as if
some of the Englishmen who have been tour
ing through these United States so much of
late had been impressed by the rectangular
plan of streets in our cities and bad applied the
hint to the recreation of the tangled, twisted
and perplexing streets of London. In a few
years Americans visiting London may not be
struck with tiro singular insignificance of the
buildings there, as they aro like to be cow.
A SDEPEISING DISCOVERY.
Grave of tbo Famous Lord Howe
Unearthed at Tlconderoca.
Ticondkhooa, N. V., October 10. While
laborers were engaged in digging a sewer, in
one of the principal streets in this village to
day they struck a tombstone. At the bottom of
it was f ound a coffin containing the bones of a
human being. The stone was washed off and
found to contain the inscription and date of
the death of Lord Howe. The skull was intact,
but the rest of the bones were disjointed and
considerablydecayed. As soon as it had been
learned about the village an immense crowd of
people assembled, and many persons made des
perate efforts to procure pieces of the bones.
The coffin, which was of oak. was in a f airlv
good state of preservation, and several years
ago tho street where the remains were found
was filled in several feet, which accounts for
the depth of the tombstone's location.
The remains will probably be reintcrred at
once in the village cemetery. There is consider
able excitementhere over the discovery. Lord
Howe, or George Augustns Howe, was born in
Enzland in 1724. and was shot dead in the battle
at Ticocderoga on J nly 8, 1758. He entered the
army at a very earlyage, soon rose to dis
tinction, and in 1757 was sent to this country in
command of the Sixtieth Reziment On Jnlv
6, 1S58, under Commander-in-Chief James Aber
crnmbie, he landed at the outlet of Lake
George. Coming suddenly upon the French
forces two days later at Fort Ticonderoga, he
fell at the head of his corps in the ensuing
A MAMMOTH KAILK0AD BRIDGE.
Opening of the S2.000.000 Stmcturo That
Was Built In 16 Months.!
IBFECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
NEW LoifDOS, Conn., October 10. Tho new
$2,000,000 drawbridge across tbe Thames river
at this city was formally opened to tho public
by the Now York, Providence and Boston
Railroad with novel ceremonies to-day. The
Celebrating was done by outsiders, rail
road people from New York and tbe Eastern
States. In the keen wind the 600 visitors
saw the draw tested. The opening of the draw
made manifest its gigantic proportions. The
movement was that of an entiro ordinary
bridge, swinging in midair. There was not even
a click as tbe ponderous whirligig came about
and was locked. The operation was balled
with cheers. After the draw had been closed
the train rolled on the bridgo and the New
York and Boston specials, abreast, moved over
the western half of the bridge and into the
Union station. The bridge was as rigid as is
tbe (rreat Brooklyn bridge under tbe strain.
The bridge was built in only 10 months. It
has a double track and is L423 feet long. The
swing-draw is 603 feet in length, and has on
either side two symmetrical spans of 150 and
310 ieet, respectively. The superstructure con
tains 2.400 tons of steel. The draw in motion
weighs 1,300 tons.
Everything in n, Name.
Chicago, October 10, The trade name cases
of the Binger Sewing Machine Comnanv
-against tbe June Manufacturing Company,
weorgex". .ueii ana u. tr, jjarsuu are on trial
here before Juago Blodgett in tbe Federal
Court The patents of the Singer Company
have expired, but tbat corporation claims the
exclusive right to use the name "Simjer" and
the present suits are to enjoin the defendants'
from applying that name to any machines man
ufactured by them.
Talk About Your Political Speed
jfromthe Morgantown i'ost.3
Railroad travel is getting to be so rapid in
this administration that trains run over one an
other. It is a very hard thing for two trains to
pass on the same track.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Mrs. Ann Mcshnne.
Mrs. Ann McShane died yesterday morning at
herhome on Seventh street in tbe Fourth ward.
Her husband and .herself kept the lcadlnrr boat
store in that part of the city when steamboats
piled on the Allegheny. One of her daughters is
married to Judge JIcKenna. Mrs. McShane had
been IU for some time, and during the year was
stricsea wiiu .partial paralysis, onewas-oneof
the oldest members of St Paul's Cathedral,
TIIEI ARE ONE X0W.
Miss Nettle Card Wn Married Lnst Even
ing to Daniel A. Moore.
Tho wedding of Miss Nettle Card and Mr.
Daniel Agnew Moore, which was celebrated at
the home of the bride's father last evening,
abounded in quaint features.
The house was radiant with cnt flowers,
feres, palms and potted plants. The parlor
where the' ceremony was performed was hand
somely decorated, the two smaller windows
were filled with roses, the mantel was backed
with American beauties, the doors were strik
ingly handsome in asparagus portleresbedecked
with roses, but the climax of art was reached
in the bow window, where pink roses and
smilax formed a canopy, falling clear to the
floor on tho sides, tn this bower the bride,
leaning upon tho arm of her father and at
tended by two ushers, two bridemaids, and
maid of honor, proceeded to join the groom
and best man, who afraited them.
Tho Episcopalian service was used. Rev. J.
P. E. Kumler, of the East liberty Presbyterian
Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. D. D.
Mather, of Delaware, O., a grandfather of the
bride. Miss Card was arrayed- in a cream
colored silk brocade- trimmed with Duchess
lace. It was a Frincesd back, entraine. long
sleeves and a slight V shaped neck filled in
with lace. She wore the usual veil, held in
place with natural orango blossoms; her bou
quet was orchids, lilies of the valley, bride
roses aud maiden hair ferns. White glovesacd
slippers completed tne costume.
The maid of honor was Miss Christine Mc
Kelvy; tho maids were Misses Mary Lyon 'and
Laura Young, all dressed -in white silk mull,
empire gowns with sashes of colored mull. In
place of the customary bouquet they carried
shepherds' crooks of celluloid and gilt, through
tho rings of which flowers were placed corres
ponding in color to the sashes worn.
The master of ceremony was Jf r. Charlos H.
Matthews, of Chicago;- ushers, Mr. Sharswood
Brinton, of Philadelphia, and Mr. J. C. Oliver,
of Pittsburg. The gentlemen, including the
frroom. were all in the usual dress.
After the ceremony, which was performed at
8 o'clock, the bridal party repaired to the room
back of the parlor, which was reserved fOr
them alone, and partook of an elaborate sup
per. The bride's cake was Arranged on hand
some doylies of pink and white satin heavily
fringed. The reception, to which the evening
was devoted, proved a most enjoyable affair.
tho guests were served in the main dining
room with all the delicacies of the season.
Toerge Bros.' Band, screened by huge palms
and ferns in the hall, favored them with fine
selections of music
Miss Mettle Card is the only daughter of Mr.
William Warren Card, of Pennand Murtland
avenues. The groom is a prominent young
business man, formerly of St .Louis.
The young couple will take an eastern trip,
and will then remain at the bride's girlhood
home until January, when they will take pos
session of their new home on Dithridge street
The presents were all in the shape of beautiful
things for the new home. The groom's present
was a handsome Steinway piano. From sister
cities to attend this wedding came Mr. and
Mrs. P. N.Moore.Mr.Moore, Jr.,and Miss Moore,
of St. Louis, parents and brother and sister of
the groom; Rev. and and Mrs. Mather, Dela
ware, grandparents of the bride; Mrs. Har-
mount ana daughters, oi canal .Dover, u., aunt
and cousins of the bride; Mrs. Osbnrn, of Cin
cinnati, also an annt of the bride; Judge Daniel
Agnew, Mr. and Mrs. Judge Hice, son and
daughter, of Beaver; Misses Trout Lancaster;
Myrtle Powers and Mary Perkins, Cleveland;
Marion Fertig, Titusville, and Winifred Shel
don, Delaware. The floral decorations were by
J. It. & A. Murdoch. The supper was served
THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING.
and Sirs. Foster Celebrate the Event
With ainch Pleasure.
Fifty years ago last evening Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Foster were married in the little Pres
byterian Church in McKeesport, and yesterday
their children and friends helped them celc
brato their anniversary in a very enjoyable
manner. The residence of the aged peoole on
Kirkpatrick street was beautifully decorated
with cut flowers, and Gernert's Orchestra dis
coursed soft music while the guests congratu
lated the host and hostess, not only upon their
own happiness in reaching the 50-year point,
but also upon the fact that all of their children,
seven sons and four daughters, were present to
assist in tbo celebration.
The bridal attendants of Mr. and Mrs. Foster
were present also. Mr. Thomas Penny, of Mc
Keesport, was best man, and Mrs. Mccormick
maid of honor. The presents received were of
the finest, a number of gold coins being among
them. A great many relatives of the family
from other cities were here in honor of the oc
casion, and a very amusing incident occurred
when a lady congratulated a brother of Mr.
Foster's, from SteuuenviUe, who resembled
him so closely that even intimate friends had
difficulty in distinguishing between them. A
lunch was served at 4 o'clock by Luther. Tho
floral decorations were by A. M. ' J. BJMcr
Miss Elvira D. Irwin and Mr. R. L Thompson
were married last evening at the home of the
bride's parents in Emsworth. Rev. B. F. Wood
burn, of the Sandusky Street Baptist Church,
performed the ceremony. .
The bridal party were unattended save by
Dr. James Kennedy Irwin, of Philadelphia,
who acted as master of ceremony. The bride,
who is a daughter of James H. Irwin, Esq., of
Emsworth, was attired In a neat, tailor-made
traveling suit of imported cloth.
The groom is associated with the firm Ar-
butbuot, Stephenson & Co. and was attired in
the usual dress. The presents received were
very handsome, the groom's employers recSem
berlug him with a check of several figures.
The youuc couple departed on the evening
train for Eastern cities, where the next few
weeks will be spent
In Honor of tho Conple.
The reception given last evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Speer, on Center avenue,
in honor of their son Louis M. and his bride,
nee Miss Millie Wood, was a very informal one
consequently a very social affair. Mr. and Mrs!
Speer, Jr., were assisted in receiving by Miss
Machestney and Miss Nellie Speer, a sister of
tbe groom. Tho bride, was dressed in her
wedding gown, tbo young ladles in white silk
with lace trimmings. The floral decorations
were all tbe work of tbe family, and wero very
pretty, the parlor mantel being very artistic in
white and green. About 50 guests were present,
and after a lunch served by Kennedy, dancing
was indulged in to a late hour.
In a Social War.
The Gnildhouse lecturo course will be
opened at Guild Hall, 73 Eighteenth street,
Southside, Thursday, October 17. by Rev. Geo.
Hodges,whose subject will be 'The Crusaders."
Followiug that, on November 14, "The Process
of S'teoi Making" will be discussed by Mr.
William Metcalf. "Tho Locomotive," illus
trated by lantern slides, will be given on
Thursday, December 12, by Mr. P. Barnes.
A handsome piece of lithographic work
representing the new church in which the
Evangelical Lutherans are holding their con
ference, is presented to the members as a
souvenir. It is printed upon white satin, direct
from stone, in a steam power press. The work
was done by Messrs. Mackenzie, Davis & Co.,
and is considered a very fine effort in that line.
A VrEQlNfA tea party and Instrumental con
cert will be given in the hall corner of Butler
and Forty-third streets, on Thursday evening,
October 17, for the benefit of tbe Aged Men's
Home. The menu will Include everything eat
able, and will have the advantage ot being
The uniformed Knights of at George gave
an entertainment in the Sixth ward, Allegheny
Wednesday evening. Misses Annie, Minnie and
Barbara Itzel sang very cicely, and Captain
Bollin made a speech.
The oyster supper held last evening in St
Mark's Guildhouse, Eighteenth street South
side, by tbo Young men's Guild and ladies con
nected witb the church was largely attended
and enjoyed by all.
Me. Theodore Salmon, assisted by Mr.
Catl Retter, John Gcrnert and a number of
Pittsburg's musicals, will give a soiree this even
ing in the Pittsburg female College.
CHICAGO MOTING RIGHT ALONG.
Tho City Tnkins It for Granted That It Will
Get the Fair.
CniCAbo, October 10. At a meeting of the
Finance Committee of the World's Exposition,
this afternoon, reports were received showing
that S5,000,000 have been actually subscribed,
and about 53,000,000 more in sight The sub
scriptions by the wage workers, who yesterday
celebrated the anniversary of tbe big fire by
contributing to the fund aggregate nearly $350,
000. ao'dwlll probably reach 500,000. Mayor
Cregier sent greetings to the'Knights Templar,
at Washington, to-day, in the following tele-
5o Grand" Master, officers and members of the
Grand Lncainpmeot, United States or America.
Washington. JJ. C.
Chicago sends a Knightly greeting. In hername"
and on beba'f oflier citizens, we invite you to
hold the grand conclave of jaw in the city of Chi
cago. At the same time tbe Knights from all
nirtB Af TDDT f nriullpltnn ... I-
invited to attend the
World's JCXpoMUon to beheld in this city,
i DB Wm C. CSK3IIB,
A UNIQDE OCCASION.
The Corner-Stonq For n Newspaper Band
ing Laid With Great Ceremony Gov.
Hill, Cbannccy Depew and Others Speak.'
Nbw IToek, October 10. A large number of
distinguished guests were present to-day at tho
placing of the corner-stono of the new World
building. Colonel Cockerlll spoke as follows:
Under the system of Government established in
this Itepublic upon the intelligence and patriot
ism of the people, the press becomes Indeed the
bulwark of liberty and the protector of every pub
lic interest. Here, where every citizen Is an
agent In the administration or coTernment, the
res Is the medium through which that knowl
edge Is disseminated which best enables the agent
to vote, act and direct Intelligently. J ust as that
press Is alert wise, watchful over pubUe inter
ests, prompt to expose and condemn wrong-doing,
honest and sincere In Its service, to that extent
will It be great, powerful and useful. '
It is from the people that all potentiality Is de
rived under our broad Institutions. Their ap
?rovol makes and their disapproval unmakes,
he ceremony in which we are about to engage
marks a new era In the career of this public Jour
nal, Those progress and achievements during tne
past six years are history. We lay the corner
stoneof a newand proud Forum. The edifice to
be erected here will not onlv be a valued contri
bution to tho architecture which adorns this
neighborhood, hot it will be a testimonial to
The Genia or Oar Republic
and i monument to that most powerful of lnttltu
tioni, the press. It will be a publlo monument in
the, sense that it will testily to the public appre
ciation, as I believe, of faithful service rendered
in the public's behalf. Standing here as the rep
resentative of Air. Joseph Pulitzer, the editor,
vronrletor and director of the World, and in a
broad sense the creator of the new World, whose.
inture nome we aeuicate. x am autnonzea to
pledge a faithful adherence to the principles
which have won public confidence for this Jour
nal, which have made it prosperous and which
have equipped It for rendering that service in be
half or the common weal which is its highest am
bition. It will be Indeed a temple where the right
shall secure always an advocate, where llbertr
abides, anu where justice may and all seasons
Chauncey M. Depew followed Mr. CockeriU.
The laying ot the corner stone of one of these
immense structures, which houses a great journal
and Is the enduring monument of Its success and
power, is an event of more than ordinary inter
est. Around and In sight fit us are buildings
which express more eloquently both the Intellect
ual and material progress of the country than Its
stately capltols or splendid palaces, its furnaces
or factories, its mills or Its railroads. The pyra
mids and obelisks of the past the national monu
ments of every age, are symbols of force and con
quest But these splendid structures, built by
the modern newspaper, are the results of a
Comblnntloo of Brains and Baslness,
of mental vigorand culture, of ability In the con
duct of affairs, of statesmanship and common
sense, which makes possible American literature
and perpetuates American liberty. Yonder rise
the stories and towers which will tell to all suc
ceeding generations the storr and the glory of
Greeley and Kaymona, of Bennett and Bryant
and Dana. Upon this spot will be erected a build
ing worthv of Its wonderful surronndines and
Illustrating the strength and Influence of a great
Journal and the limitless opportunities this Re
public offers to genius and pluck. The growth of
iuo tvorta since .air. iosepn jruiuzer oecame its
proprietor is the present marvel of newspaper
Governor Hill was then introduced and said,
among other things:
The press to-day has become the enemy of cor
ruption and vice of every sort, and with the In
crease of its power comes Increased responsibility.
It tsVor the public interest that the newspaper
should be so cheap as to be within reach ofall
Classes. Thprf Is unntfipr ftlrtA nfthn nnaattftn
There should be expensive, honorable and high
talent employed. Underpaid editors are the bane
or tne newspaper profession,
V In conclusion he referred to the success of
me ivoria. under air. fuutzer, and regretted
that bis health did not permit his being hero
When the ceremonies were concluded the
guests repaired to the Astor House, where a
collation was served. The building will be of
the Renaissance style of architecture. From
the roof there will be a dome SO feet high and
a cupola 20 feet high. The distance from the
cupola to the sidewalk will be 300 feet
TWO 0PPICEES VINDICATED.
A Little Inadvertence Tbat Cast a Very
WASnrs-GTOir, October la Actinc Secre
tary Batcheller made the following statement
to-day in regard to certain criticisms against
Serious wrong has been perpetrated, not only
against the memory of ex-Secretary Manning, but
also against Secretary Windom. The statement in
various papers that an anonymous writer in. re
turning conscience raonev to the Treasury a few
days since declared that "about February, 1887.
secretary .Manning received $5. 0,0 con-
money by New York iSraft that
1 -DO . Jut Into tne United Btates
sury, but as that never appeared in print it is
ved (by the writer) that Manning approprl
lt to his own use." Two versions of this have
been published, one which was given out by the
aepaninent ana- teiegrapnea by tne Associated
Press, contained the addition tbat (he moner al
luded to was (3,000, or to be exact H999, was
covered into the Treasury by Secretary Manning.
The other copied the assertion of the anony
mous letter but omitted the essential statement
that Secretary Manning had covered the same
into the Treasury. Several newspapers, com
menting upon this garbled version, have criticised
Secretary Windom for giving the contents of this
anonymous letter to the public. 'Hie fact is
Secretary Windom knew nothing of the matter
and I, as acting Secretary, sought to
Sive a correct version by stating that Secretary
tanning had rendered account for tbe SaOOO
"conscience money, "but It seems that through
inadvertence this portion was omitted In the dis
patches sent out to several newspapers. This
statement is made both in vindication of the mem
ory of the late ex-Secretary Manning and In Jus
tice to Secretary Windom, who had no knowledge
of tbe transaction.
TICKET BATES DEMORALIZED.
New York Scalpers Well Supplied With
Knlchts Templar Unused Coupons.
tBPECIAZ. TZX.XGKAK TO TSS CISFATCH.I
New York, October 10. The convention of
the Knights Templar at Washington this week
has brought with it greater manipulation of
tickets than usual by tho railroads of both
the Central Traffic and Trunk Line
Associations. The rates to Chicago 'and
tho West will be demoralized for the
remainder of this month. This time tbe Penn
sylvania road is said to have started the ball
rolling. In view of the conclave the two asso
ciations authorized a one-fare round trip
ticket of 117 60, from Chicago to Wash
incton, to Knights Templar, and the
tickets Were ;to be "ironclad' that
is necessitating the signature ot the passeDger
at both ends of the route. But this would give
most of the business to tbo Pennsylvania and
Baltimore and Ohio, and of course the other
trunk lines had to have a chance to carry pas
sengers from Chicago and Washington by way
of New York. Many prefer this way, because
of an opportunity to do business here.
It was agreed tbat $10 might
be added to the $17 50 rate for
passengers going from Chicago to Wash
ington by this latter route. The brokers' offices
here have been stocked with return parts of
unused tickets, on tbe pretext that tbe first
half of them represents bona fide travelers who
came East Blocks of these ironclad tickets
issued by several of the Chicago roads have
found their way to this city to be sold by
A DIFFERENCE OP 0PINI0H.
Mrs. Snell and an Architect Giro Exp res
slon, to Direct Contradictions.
CniCAaO, October 10. Mrs. Henrietta Snell,
widow of the millionaire whom Tascott is sup
posed to have murdered, declared emphatically
to-day that she never authorized Architect
Thomas Hawkes to erect a $25,000 memorial to
her husband in Union Park. She added tbat
tbe letter from her making the formal offer
was signed by her upder tho impression that it
was merely a letter of introduction for Hawkes
to the Park Board. Asked her -objection to
Mr. Hawkes' plans, Mrs. Snell said: "Well. I
don't care to spend $25,000 on tbe project That
is entirely too much to pay." ........
At Architect Hawkes' office It was said that
Mr. Hawkes had undoubtedly been retained
by Mrs. Snell, and he had prepared tbe plans
under her instructions. Tho offer to the Park
Board was made Tuesday. To-day a local paper
contained an editorial protesting aeainst the
uso of a publip pleasure ground to honor a man
who was -in no sense a public benefactor.
MY SUMMER NOTEL.
Alas! my summer novel
I mourn it with a sigh;
The day I rashly beugbt it
A friend was standing by.
Forthwith thebookh. borrowed,
To be returned that night;
And since that fatal moment
It ne'er has blessed my sight.
He lent It to his cousin,
And she enjoyed it so
She lent it to a neighbor,
Who kept it on the go;
And lent it to her uncle.
Who lent it to his girl.
Who lent it to her teacher,
Who, with another whirl,
Sent it unto- a nephew.
Who lent H to a friend,
Who sent It to aroom-mate.
And, olil where wilt it end?
t Throughout this maddening business,
One hope alone I see;
Mayhap,' in alt this lending.
It may be lent to me. ,
' - . Bmmi CsrKwt In TIM,
Committed Suicide In toe Park.
CireWTrOfflC BUHKAU SrECULS.1
New Yobk; Octoher 10. Dr. Hagh M.
Sutherland, 26 years old. died this morning in
the hospital from the effects ot morphine taken
with suicidal intent Yesterday afternoon a
boy ran up to Park Policeman Mann in Union
Square Park and told him that a man on a
bench nearby. wanted to sen' him. The officer
went to the man. He was rv stout, well-dressed
yonng mta of light complexion and with a
light mustache. Mann asked the stranger If'
"he could assist him in any way and the latter
replied: "No; you can't help me any, lor. I've
taken poison, and I'm going to die in a few minutes.'-'
,He said that he was out of work, with
no prospects of success in life, and therefore
he had taken morphine. Tbo officer took the
young man to the New York Hospital, where
be died at an early hour this morning. Shortly
Deloro cis death ne'gave ms name as Hugh
Sutherland, but refused to speak ot his busi
ness or family. Further investigation, how
ever, proved the suicide to, he Dr. Hugh M.
Sutherland, a young physician, who, for many
years, had made his headquarters at the Howe
Relief Association's office. Sutherland came
to this country about 12 years ago from Scot
land. Soon after his arrival bere he .went into
the Office of the relief association as a clerk.
While there be took up the study of medicine
and a year ago was graduated front the Eclectic
Medical College. The young' man was a faith
ful student but his habits were bad. He was
married several years ago, but bis wife com
mitted suicide In the summer of 1S87. her hus
band's' bad habits being the cause. Dr. Suther
land was a prominent Mason and last Decem
ber was elected Grand Master of the Normal
A Plea for Napoleon Ives.
Application will be made to-morrow by the
counsel of Henry S. Ives to have his second
trial, on the indictment charging him with the
overissue of the stock of the Cincinnati, Ham
ilton and Dayton Railroad Company, set for
Monday, before Judge Daniels in the Court of
Oyer and Terminer. The experience of tbe
first trial resulting in a disagreement of the
jury and the rulings of Recorder Smythe gen
erally; are the cause of a desire for a change of
Sailors for Oar New Navy.
Tbe annual examination of Uncle Sam's
embryo tars on the schoolchfp St Marys was
begun this morning. All the boys were dressed
in spick and span uniforms and wero drawn up
in line to receive the examination board.
After the shipmasters had looked them over the
lads were ordered to spread out their hammocks
on the decks. Then came exercises in splicing;
knotting and sailmak'ing, which lasted till
lunch time. This afternoon the lads showed
the board how well they could do about every
thing a sailor should know how to do, from
manning a yard' to steering a ship.
rfannd for tbe New Canal.
CivQ .Engineer A. G. Menocal, who has charge
of the Nicaragua Canal, started for Greytown
to-day on the steamer Aguan, accompanied by
a corps of 20 engineers.
Serious Coarse Agnlnst a Child.
Last Saturday 14-year-old Julia O'Connor
died in the. New York Hospital from wounds
received in a fight' with several of her girl com
panions. Maggie Miller, a sweet-faced little
girl of 14, but who looks only 10, is accused of
being the chief assailant of the O'Connor girl.
Little Maggie was brought to the Coroner's
office this morning; where thj inquest was be
ing held. Maggie has been in jail, and it was
only at the inquest to-day tbat she heard of the
death of Julia O'Connor. The Coroner's assist
ant took Maggie into the courtroom and seated
her behind tire- Coroner's desk. The child
sobbed quietly to herself for a while, then sud
denly she looked up and asked one of the court
attaches how Julia was. Ob," remarks that
individual, "she's dead and buried." At first
the child did not seem to understand." Her tear
stained little face worked convulsively, and she.
locked her small dirty hands together Jn hef
lap. Then she turned a little in her seat and.
vrith eyes filled with horror, gave one long
shriek and then went into hysterics. "On.
deyre going to hang me, dey're going to hang
me. Julia, Julia, deyIl hang me," moaned the
child. Several witnesses were examined, and
from their evidence it seemed that tbe girls
fought about a 17-year-old boy. There was a
good deal of .confljctlug.testlmcmy given by tne
girls who had taken part in the fight and the
inquest was not completed.
THEI AEE GEATEP0L, ANIH0W.
A Notice Printed on the Back of a Buckeye
From the Salem, O., Bepublican.
Editors who receive complimentary tickets
to county fairs and other places are often
looked upon as deadheads, but the managers of
tbe Henry county fair, who have had some ex
perience in such matters, had the following
printed upon the complimentary tickets they
issued: 'This ticker, probably, has been paid
for ten times over by tho paper to which it is
issued. It will he honored in tbe hands of any
man, woman or child, white, black, red or yel
low, who favors the Association by presenting
it it is good for entrance and grand stand,
and tbe bearer, if driving; will be entitled to
pass a team free. Tbe association recognizes
tbo fact that its splendid success is owing
largely, if not wholly, to the notices so freely
given by the press, and while we cannot render
aa equivalent in casn, we return our grateful
Work of the Woman's Concress.
Denver, October 10. The Women's Con
gress to-day elected Julia Ward Howe, of
Rhode Island, President; Isabel Howlandj New
York. Secretary; Henrietta Wolcott, Massa
chusetts, Treasurer; Sophia Hoffman. New
York, and Charlotte Pierce. Pennsylvania,
Auditors- Vice Presidents from every State in
the Union were elected.
The Brigands Next Week.
There is an immense sale of scats for tho
Casino Opera Company's engagement at tbe
Grand Opera House next week. It is realized
that this is a bona fide offer of a New York pro
duction on a New York scale of magnificence.
Tbe company Is tbe same, the scenery tbe
same, and tbe costumes specially made for this
A NtnniEB of the chickens in Cumberland
county, have- a disease which, in many in
stances, has proven fatal. Tbe eyelids of tbe
fowls swell, and then become scabby, and
death frequently ensues. On Saturday morn
ing last several persons purchased chickeBs at
market which were affected with the disease.
G. R. Starr, of Warren, Pa, shows a
branch of an apple tree with fully developed
blossoms. Apples were picked from the same
limb last week. This is a great year for strange
H. A. Ammons. an ex-Confederate soldier,
who is one of tbe leading citizens of Fairmont
W. Va., and a speaker of no mean ability, was
called on for a speech at a Sons of Union Vet
erans' reunion there, a few days ago, and re
sponded In a way that was greatly appreciated
by the ex-Unionists.
The Town Council of Morgantown has
passed an ordinance prohibiting citizens from
putting shingle roofs on their residences.
"A Treacher recently came all the way from
Wisconsin to Leetonia, O., to take charge of a
church there. The church was English andthe
preacher German, and he returned disconso
late. Httndred3 of men were seen at the Van
Wert 0., fair sucking lemons bought on the
ground, and they enjoyed tbe fruit so much
tbat an investigation was made.. When a tip
was removed from, the end good old rye oozed
out Three lemons wonld lay a man out stiff as
AscpEBarmors quarry boas atPottstown
spent a whole night recently In revolving a
wagon " wheel, thinking that ,tbe operation
would 'brine back the thief that stole his
Lrsvis ScnAiXEE, an-Iron-ora Bluer of
Mountalnville, Lehigh county! has had two
wives and 23 children. Seventeen of the chil
dren are Hying.
Ten cents was' the reward givcna Pottsiown
man who found a stray '98,060 team aad spe)t
an hour in fladXag the owner.
Tnxtxsrmi )Mtr r and pfcwp ' m
cuiiou3 . mpmAwmJ-
PI sate in ltaar sateea windows have to
belreqasBtlyreaiaeed. Tfeey wither iatfceK.
mespsero of aleofcoi.
MIgasa Coflreeife, ysa aaeVhosd
some.of BeartowB.Laaoaster eesstf ,1s hopeless
ly mad, the result of aa -nnf ertesate love aSabz,
rfhile in the tepsast bran eh os of a tree
at Alleatowa Frank SefeHotsr broke his wrist,'
and eould get down only wis tlra greatest OIA
cutty. A firekindler made of asfcostoa aad
used with kerosene oH is one of the latest labor
saving machines which a Matee Yankee haa
put upon the market
Mary BaUerslee, a maid aged,8tyaw,
was sent to Longview Asylum, in CtnohinnH.'
Tuesday.' Her delusions are about raea, asd
she imagiBes oae is feHewiag her alltfeetiBM.
It took only ose hor by the deeb.fcc a
crowd to get away with all but the beaee 'ot aa
ox roasted for a barsoeue given by AMarBsaa
Dlwer in New York Tuesday. Tao ewrrsg bad
to be lively and expert.
Colonel V., a premisest aerehaatagj
banker of Galveston, Tex, teHs a sey of a
haunted bedstead be owned la tfee sevrattoa.
It gave "tbe horrors" to everybody saea,
women and oflBdrea, who slept fa rt."
t Cologne is to have s sfegvkr
tionnext year, the exhibits to he oeaftseeVte
instruments of war. aamanMon asel, aooewtre
ments. Several entries have already beea.
made, and it is stated that H tbe reeeatfy fa
vented, life-destroyiwr maetoea wW ha mpte
sen ted. '" JV :
The eggs of Pacific islaad turtles are IsM
in a perpendicular cavity abeat a yM deepat
the bottom of a great circular exeavB,wMv
the female scranM Viv M,iifu. ,u ufe .
fly with ltd wines singed, and violes) jljtoc':
.ra .nnu iacto ore usually over JB eases Ms
St. Paul's new Court House, wbleh tie
Commissioners set out to band far-a round
mfflfon, was kept as nicely below tbit aare as
Pittsburg's temple of .justice waekeat wltfcla
Its estimate. Tho St Paul Azores, just com
pleted, are 9860,080 9L These two great pablie
ediHses are almost unique for abseace of job
bery.. Mrs. Nellie Keener, of St. Joseph, aai
Mrs. Kate Keener, of Kansas City, both claim
to be the only surviving widow of George
Keener, deceased. Both swear that they were
legally married to him, never direreed, nor to
uaToaaaanoteer living Busoaaa. jssm data
to be entitled to the possession at 9f,6ML which
Is awaiting (la St Joseph) the desman of the
Kansas City Court of Appeals.
The Director of thcMiatW pioaarea
ft statement of tbe gold and silver gets is. the
United States at present, wakh shews fa hksbh
numbers 3817,008.800 In gold eete, 9M,888iees fa
silver dollars and $78,880,880 fa sgosJattryssWac-.'
coin, besides $84,060,089 of gold bciaoaktsT5
the coffers of the Treasury as secarity sW'Skb
equivalent in paper tertrSeates. The gaM af-
lars, though twice as great fa uaiabei aasff
value as the silver, can, be piled ia eae-tea4kf
the space required, for the latter. - 3
A curious complaint has been raised la
Philadelphia about labels oa-bread. The eine
tion seems to be, Which is BreferaMe-V tla
tag or one of paper? Tin tag atsaereate efatai
that the paper stickers are of tea Tifllrinf Tn'tihu
loaf by means of saliva, and they aeeen that it
is not pleasant to find a bit of ' erteteei paper
swimming in your consomme. They state that
it is equally undesirable to find yoar bread pa
pered on the under side, or to taste the savor
ofgumarabieinyearpaaafae) The oflier fac
tion claims tbat a piece of painted tia k aeMeer
nutritious nor pleasant to tbe taste, and teat a
tin tag tangled in one's wiadfrfpe is a eeasam
maUoo devoutly to be avoided.
There are tertokes ia the Seats Sea Isl
ands, bat their saeH is of mtfe valae,aad ea the
Galllpagos Wands a specie exists whieh tome
times attains a weight of half a tea. A seaman
of a New Bedford wbaleeaip soma years age
was missed by his companions ea these steads.
They sought for him for several days without
success; aad were abeat to leave wttaoat gfa,
when thty were surprised to see him coatng
down from, tbe mountalna-driviug one of these
huge brutes witb a club. This Was the largest
specimen ever beard of,' and waa probably hun
dreds of years oW. Tbe sailor hid spent sev
eral days and nights, with true Yankee petti
nacity, in galdiac the elanuy orate from, tbe
mountains to tbe seashere. These torteises aad
multitudes of hideeas isruaBM mem tahrt
only inhabitants of the GaUlpaeos, wsJehare
a mass of exUnot and Darren vslcaooea. '
Dr. Lewis Bedge. aa old resMeat aad
formerly, a PTactielatvsJeiaa fa CWm'm "-
now residing at. leM.Walxu avenue, states e
have been defrauded, in a verycariees saaaaer,
out of $40,080 worth of property in thelastTrwa
yearsoyaseries of very, peculiar reM estate
transactions. His story ii that Marf erd CoiMa
and bis wife, of Crowa Point, Indu, assisted by
an attorney named Wi W. Nioaeis, also as
Indiana bub, have systematically worked
fraudulent deals on him until he is now ataeet
penniless. In, one transaction be elates-to
have deeded Corbia valuable property far a
piece of land which the latter claimed to be
free of incumbrance, but which was fa reaBty
incumbered to its fall valse. In two ether
cases he says he sent deeds to Corbia te he re
corded, which the latter not only failed to
record, but on the contrary sold tbe property
to third parties and neeketed tbe proceeds: To
recover some of his lost realty tbe doctor Tues
day brought suit in the Saperior Court against
Corbln and his wife tor 95080. He will foHow
the petition up with another salt to the aseent
Sir John Lister Kaye, who has 11
separate farms of 18,880 aeres each, about 3e0
miles west of Winnipeg, has a novel schema
of colonization. His first object is to seeare
immigration, and for this ead he has made ar
rangements with the GeverBBteot for the par
cease ol-jo,uw acres or land at a modest priee,
this land to be situate adjacent to his farms.
Upon these acres he intends to establish 30 set
tlements of 70 farms each, thus providing for
1,400 families, which, by allowiogto each family
five persons, will add to the population aad at
the same time accommodate with homes 7,080
Eersons. His intention is to locate the farms,
ave a dwell tag boase and outbuHafaeaoa
each, wells dag, seed in the greaad aad every
thing ready for the settlers wbea they arrive
then be proposes to lend to each as res aires a
loan the sum of JlJOa to pay on thebr faed, aad
to provide such other necessaries as may, be
requisite to go on witb their work.-. Iaeech
group of 70 families is to be established a sort
of "central village,!' in whieh wttl be a seaool
bouse, a little church, & Maeksmtih'a Aop,
stores, wagoamaker's shea, eta, etev - .
FANCIES OF FUNNY MET.
set eaeue oyer
IgBorasae of the law excuses bo one
except a policeman witb a "pull." Puck.
'Oh, live aad let live, my man."
"Yes, I'd look well, wouldn't B Pn a
butcher." 2 Ime.
The clown wears pantaloons big enough
for him to turn around In. The dude expects his
trousers to turn around with him. and he dresses
accordingly. Sue Orleant Picayune.
"Who is there?" said Dr. BrowB-Sequard
in response to a knock at his laboratory door.
"The Grant Monument Fund," was the reply.
"Well, I caa't do anything for you. You'll
have to wait till resurrection day." WatMngto
"I heard yesterday" said Mrs. Jinks;,.
"tbat Teathertoa, the coal dealer, has acquired xi
fertaae of 186,090."
"Yes," said Mr. Jinks, "and it's about tlsseae
got it too. He's been lying In weight ftriU'iscl
the last are years." tick.
Jobkias aad his wife are posting after?!'
domestic "seeae, " when their sen Bob ruSes the
"Mamma, which is the king offbe beasts!,
The poor abased wife easts a withering ilanceat
her spouse and replies:
"Alan, ray dear." Jude.
Tomkins is just aarried aad gees apart-ment-bunting
every day with the girl of hU
"Have you any rooms to lett" he asked at the
erst boose be eaae to yesterday.
"Yes; a large front one, furnished; taa month,
"How much without'" faterroeated Tomiln.
who 1 of an Inquiring tare of mlnd.-VwJtff.
Gentleman Well, how's Uncle Pete
Aunt Chloe Putty sick, Masia Benson.
Nothing serious, I hope."
"Duano, yet White fo'ks ain't got no sense.
"What do voa mean, Auntyf" . .jig
"Dat ar Matsa Gordon wanted Unci roe
RD'lstead bis waUbadon lot Told nun
Unele. Pete maybe nebber recober
uOOKs " J, MAoe
Mrs. Billaa CwhiU irivinir Mr. B. a
tain toainra at m. lL- !,nnrl llarkl AV'hSt'S that?.
bear a nole In th cellar. John, I'm sure lVta
Mr. BillUf (Renin out of bed)-l'H flx himl
ivht.M ..intndo.John? Yoabavi
year revolver." ''C2
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