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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY. OCT. 13, 1SS9.
SAFETY. OF ELECTRIC LIGHT WLEES.
It is pleasant to be assured, as the public
is, by the gentlemen in charge of the electric
lighting of the Pittsburg streets, that our
vires are safe against such terrible fatalities
as are occurring almost daily in the streets of
2Cew Tork. Even although the assurance
must be taken with the allowance due to a
necessarily ex parte statement, there is some
mitigation for the absence of all effort to put
the wires of this city under ground in the
belief that the killing by electricity is not
likely to begin at once.
The statement is corroborated by the fact
that fatalities from electric light wires in
Pittsburg hare been comparatively rare
One case, two or three years ago, is all that
can be recalled at present; and so Jar, at
least, Pittsburg seems to be free from the
dangers which surround the unwary pedes
trian in Kew York. But what is the guar
antee that this immunity will be perpetual?
Is the insulation of our wires indestructi
ble? Are there none, like those in .New
York, which are safe at first, but when ex
posed to the weather become unsafe? If a
wire is broken by storms, will the exposed
end on the ground contain no perils?
These are questions which can only be an
swered by experience, and an unfavorable
answer would involve too great a cost of life
to make it permissible to take any chances.
The only adequate and permanent security
is to be gained by the safe disposition of all
wires in underground conduits, as is being
done in 2f ew York.
IS JUSTICE POSSIBLE!
If one-halt the reports that come from
Chicago concerning the Cronin case be true,
the court there is confronted with the most
unscrupulous organization to defy the law
and render tree government impossible, that
has ever been known in this country. The
statement in yesterday's dispatches that
two of the bailiffs employed in summoning
talesman had been detected in fixing jury
men in favor of the defense, is, if true, a
remarkable display ot determination to
override justice. It may be well to remem
ber that, just at present, Chicago is in a
state of mind to believe anything about the
Cronin case, no matter on how slight foun
dations. For that reason it is enough to
say that if such a plot has been discovered
in the surroundings of the court itself, not
only the bailiffs should be promptly sent to
the penitentiary, but the men who employed
them should be ferreted out and made to
bear them company.
EEF0EM BY BI0T.
A decided and indeed violent determina
tion to establish temperance reform is re
ported from the usually peaceful little
village of Lafayette, O. That place passed
an ordinance prohibiting the sale of liquor,
and closed all the saloons; but a liquor
dealer from another town opened a small
speak-easy and continued selling despite all
warnings. Legal proceedings against him
failed by the ruling of the Court against the
legal authority of the ordinance. Finally a
crowd of some hundreds of people gathered
at the place and tore the saloon into such
small pieces that there is hardly enough of
it left to swear by. The impression is that
it would be hard to get a jury that would
convict the rioters, and the saloon business
seems to be wound up at that place.
This exhibits a passionate and, in the ab
stract, praiseworthy attachment to total
abstinence principles; but it takes a material
form that is decidedly objectionable.
Drunkenness is a bad thing, but it is worth
while to remember that there are worse
things. Defiance of law, the settlement of
social disDutes by appeals to force, the rule
of the mob nnd the violent seizure of other
people's property are, anyone of them, more
destructive of social morals and more viola
tive of the rights of fellow-men than the re
sort to alcoholic stimulation. The people
of Lafayette combined all these evils in one
act, and committed a greater offense against
human and divine laws that the drunken
ness which' they are trying to keep out of
WOMEN AND Miff.
Sundry prominent women answer, in
various detail, the question what each
would do if she were a man, in a number of
letters, printed elsewhere. It is interesting
to observe tha even the ladies who confess
to a wish that tbey had belonged to the male
side of the house, do not develop any very
original or novel ideas of human effort In
fact the majority of them set for the objects
which with slight modifications are already
-within their reach.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox gives n number of
excellent maxims for manlj courtesy and
good character, all of which, with unim
portant changes, are eaually applicable to
women. Louise Chandler Moulton envies
man his freedom from the tyranny of dress
and conventionalities, which that lady is
perfectly able to disregard if she chooses.
Sirs. Prank Leslie sets up as objects for
manly energy what she already possesses,
but beyond that thinks she should like to
show how a man should make love; and re
port has it that a very considerable number
of gentlemen would be glad to have her in
struction on that tender subject.
The most sensible reply to the not very
profound inqniry is that of Margaret E.
Sangster, who points out that neither men
nor women can do better than "to do jnstly;
love mercy; and walk humbly with God."
Before that reply all the other speculations
are reduced to about the same level as if a
number of plain Americans should be in
duced to give their ideas of what they would
do if they were raised to the position of the
Czar or the Great Mogul.
It will be noticed, however, that cone of
these ladies intimate that they would like
man's privilege of donning the nether gar
ments characteristic of masculinity. Per
haps this is due to a secret conviction on
the part of all of them, that being women of
character and energy, they already wear the
TEE GAS PB0BLEM.
The subject of gas shortage nai urally takes
a good deal of prominence, and various
theories more or less satisfactory are pre
sented to explain the very undesirable fail
ures to furnish fnel during the past week.
One gentleman, prominent in the gas
business and supposed to be especially
versed on the field of production, is quoted
as declaring that there is no lack of gas at
the wells. The insufficiency is, in this
view, to be found in the lack of pipeage
facilities, the trouble being that consump
tion has largely increased while the exten
sion of pipes has not kept pace with it.
This explanation affords hope of a remedy
for the difficulty when the new mains are
opened; but it places the responsibility for
the shortage directly on the companies. The
gas business should by this time have
reached a stage'' when the companies can
gauce their sales somewhat closely in ac
cordance with their capacity to supply their
Another explanation comes from both the
critics and the friends of the gas companies,
in somewhat changed form, but practically
amounting to the same thing. In gas cir
cles it is declared that the shortage would
be much ameliorated it the waste of gas was
prevented by the use of meters; and from
the opposition it is intimated that if the
companies were as anxious to keep up the
pressure as they are to keep up prices and
introduce meters, the trouble would not
exist Both views may have a good deal of
foundation. There has been great waste of
gas; and the meter system, properly sup
plied, is the most equitable way of selling
the gas. But the meter svstem should be
introduced so as to make it an object for
consumers, instead of a burden. When the
price is actually increased, the consumers
charged 5 for a job in setting the meter
that does not cost the companies much over
a dollar, and forced to expend from $25 to
$100 each in improved appliances with little
prospect of getting it back, the course of the
companies does not seem calculated to con
ciliate public opinion.
However true these explanations may be
and we think that they are all of some
force they do not give the gas officials much
justification for talking about the disap
pearance of the supply. By such talk they
place themselves in the attitude of either
having thrown away large amounts of the
corporation's money iu pipe extensions if
true, or of depressing the company's stock
by false reports if untrue.
THE BIGHTS OF THE BIVEB.
The irrepressible conflict between the
river interests and the railroad bridge build
ers has broken out again. The complaint
of the river interests against the closing of
the channel for building the new bridge at
Wheeling, at this juncture certainly seems
to be well-founded. When the complaint was
against the obstruction of the river in another
case, during the summer at a time when navi
gation is generally suspended, it looked as if
there was room for some toleration on the
part of the river interests. But in this case
the proposition is practically to shut up the
river at a season when the fall shipments of
coal are almost certain to be obstructed.
Such an important branch of commerce
should not be tied up to suit the conveni
ence of a railroad company. If an amica
ble arrangement cannot be made, the coal
men will have good ground for asking the
interference ot the Secretary of War.
THE GAIK IH MORALITY.
Dr. Howard Crosby's recent declaration
that the moral condition of our cities has
been improving for the past fiftv years at
tracts a good deal of attention, and right
fully so. It may be calculated to provoke
the comment that if New York, for instance,
is better than it used to be, it is a wonder
that it ever escaped the fate of the cities of
the plain; but it will be sufficiently gratify
ing to (he hopeful sentiment in society to
cause its general acceptance.
In the main, too, it is undoubtedly correct
We have faith in the theory of social evolu
tion by which the element of virtue is stead
ily strengthened and the more obvious
forms of vice are gradually Btamped out But
it is a question whether the process is a
steady one, or whether there are not ebbs
and flows in the work of reform. As com
pared with fifty years ago we may be better;
but as compared with twenty or thirty years
ago, are vice and crime much diminished?
Another question is whether if actual
and recognized vice of the grosser
forms is diminished, there is not as much
or more of that which produces crime,
namely, uuscrupulousness in the higher
levels of society. Are men not just as
ready to make money without regard to the
rights of others as they were in the last
generation? And does not the administra
tion of the law turn its blind eye to illegal
operations which have successfully heaped
up great fortunes and direct its punishments
solely to the manipulators and combines
who have come to ruin in their endeavors to
attain financial greatness by similar means?
However these questions may be an
swered, one thing is certain. Whatever
progress has been made in the improvement
of society has been secured by the exposure
of its evils and the attack upon injustice,
dishonesty and wrong wherever it exists.
There is still plenty of room for improve
ment; and the critics of evil in the present
day are furnishing the influence which, if
effective, will make the next generation
better than this, as this is better than its
The German and Bussian press keep up
the hostilities while the Emperors are pro
fessedly indulging in friendship; but the
journalistic warfare does not hurt any one,
nor do the imperial amenities fool anybody.
The variety of Southern life is brought
home to us by the regular department of
the Atlanta Constitution which famishes
half a column of interesting matter, or
thereabouts, to its readers, consisting of
cards from the participants in various
knock-downs, nose-pullings and melees be
tween leading citizens detailing the exact
circumstances, and furnishing on the part
of each warrior circumstantial evidence
that he licked his opponent. Social life
must be Tery lively in Georgia.
Judge "White's remarks on the Alder
man's office in which that blackmailing con
spiracy was operated, contain a whole ser
mon on the necessity of a sweeping reform
among the primary courts of.juitice.
"Tub nnmber of prizes captured by
American exhibitors inParis, notwithstand
ing the poor show they made, gives a hint
to our foreign friends of the grand surprise
this country is preparing to give them in
1692," remarks an esteemed cotemporary.
It would if it were not for a lingering and
dreadful suspicion from an inspection of
the prize list that the Parisian Committee
of Awards proceeded on the broad-gauged
plan ot giving every exhibitor either a
grand prize or a gold medal.
The Hew York electrio light companies
are still fighting Mayor Grant's attempt to
make them cease killing innocent people
and opposing the State's proposition to have
them execute criminals.
It sounds a little singular at present to
read the comments of Bepublican organs
of Friday morning on those charges against
Campbell the Democratic candidate in
Ohio, and to observe that every one of them
comes to the deliberate conclusion that
"Campbell is in a hole." This unanimity
makes it all the more tragic that by the time
Friday's sun had set, the acknowledgement
that the charge was based on forgeries, had
located the hole on the Bepublican side of
the political fence.
The arid land in the far West ought to
be easily irrigated by running the stock of
the different railroads traversing the terri
tory through a gigantic steam clothes
Mb. W. W. Astob is reported to have
said that rather than have New York lose
the World's Fair, he would give 520,000,
000 to it himself. As the total subscriptions
at the meeting of the multi-millionaires
who comprise the Finance Committee
amounted to a little less than one and a half
per cent of that sum, it looks as if it were
high time for Mr. Astor to come down with
some part of the twenty millions.
The Liberal victory in North Bucking
hamshire warns the Tory Government that it
must hold on to power as long as it can in
order to postpone its inevitable downfall.
We are sorry to learn from the editorial
columns of the New York Sun that the
Hon. Chauncey M. Depew is developing a
growing likeness to the late Commodore
Yanderbilt, We hope this likeness does not
include a disposition on the part of the
genial and cultured President of the New
York Central, to gobble up a lot of rail
roads and water their already inflated stock
at the rate of two for one.
Gas shortage still continues to be the
subject of discussion, the most emphatic de
bate on that score being among the people
who have got left without gas.
Mb. Booeb Q. Mill's declaration that
the Democrats in the next Congress "propose
to exercise controlof the House just as much
as though we were still in the majority, be
cause we know that our minority is strong
enough to make us virtual rulers," is a
rather indiscreet assertion of Mr. Mill's be
lief that the majority shall not rule if he
can prevent it
One and two years imprisonment for
black-mailing violators of the liqnor laws
will take the profits off that line of business
for Borne time to come.
The New York Sun proudly announces that
"many land-owners" have already tendered
the use of their ground for the World's
Fair. Yes, and a meeting of the money
kings to start a financial plan actually
raised 5280,000 out of the three or four
hundred millions that they represent New
York's success at not doing it, is monu
mental. The success of the Exposition this year
is already productive of plans that promise
to make next year's exhibition a much
This year's experience is beginning to
convey a doubt whether the railways are
very much more reliable as outlets for Pitts
burg coal than the riyer, which is pro
verbially declared to be dry nine months of
the year and frozen up the other three
PEOPLE OP PK0MINENCB.
PnESiDEirr Dwtqht, of Yale, natters him
self that hazing in his college is a thing of the
Sechetabt Teact and the witty Mark
Twain are to be two of the principal speakers
at the New York Fellowcraft Club's dinner
Thomas Nelson Page, the clever Virginia
writer, has been offered the editorship of a
Chicago magazine, but does not Intend to ac
cept it. He says he prefers to write stories.
Digbt Bell, the comic opera singer, is
said to have won 7,000 on the result of the
League contest for the baseball champion
ship. Nat Goodwin dropped HOW) betting on
John Burns, the English Socialistic leader
who managed the great strike of the London
dockmen is a relative of the late Robert Barns.
In appearance ho resembles tbe dead poet so
strongly as to cause general comment
The Empress and members of the aristoc
racy of Japan have given up the idea of adopt
ing tbe Western styles ol dress for women. The
Parisian models did not please the people in
general, and the historic costumes will again
bo worn exclusively.
Bear Admiral Melanctiton Smith is
one of the oldest living officers of the United
States navy. He was retired ten years ago,
and is now 78 years of age. When he entered
the navy, in 1826, there was no such thing in
existence as a steam man-of-war, and he had
been in service 13 years before he performed his
duty on a steam vessel.
lies. Cleveland is anxious to engage in
some lino of endeavor which will raise her
above the average, society woman. She has
thought of literature, bat has decided to keep
out of the field of letters so long as another of
her name remains ,thereln. It is probable that
Mrs. Cleveland will devote a good deal of study
to oil painting this winter.
The Omaha Evening See says that a circu
lar has been prepared which will be Issued
within the next ten days, announcing the re
tirement of Thomas L. Kimball present Gen
eral Manager of the Union Pacific road, and
the appointment ot Edward Dickinson, the
present Assistant General Manager to the
position. The office of tho Assistant General
Manager is to be abolished. Mr. Kimball is to
be made Third Vice President
Wonts to Avotd Ballets Himself.
From tbe Philadelphia Inquirer.!
All that the Czar will promise -about his visit
to Germany Is that he will not declare war
until he is safely out of the country, on his
THE TOPICAL TALKED.
Where the Idea of the Academy of Science
Sinned To Andrew Carnegie Light
Sides of Life Lore and Locke
At the meeting ot the Pittsburg Art Asso
ciation, on Friday night, Mr. George A. Mac
beth, when the Academy of Science project
was taken up, alluded in a good-humored way
to the recent meeting of the Iron City Micro
scopical Society and its action, and recalled
the fact that it arose from the action ot the
Art Association last May, when a committee
consisting of W. N. Frew, C. C. Mellor and
himself had been appointed to confer with the
other societies ot the city of a kindred nature
with precisely an identical ultimato Idea In
view. Mr. Macbeth also suggested that the
Microscopical Society was stealing tbe thunder
of the Art Association, though he added that
he was not sorry to tee them do it Mr. Mac
beth's remarks are not likely to be appreciated
by the Microscopical Society, nor do they ap
pear to be accurate in matters ot fact
The Rev. W.J. Holland' pointed out. to me
yesterday that as long as October, 1888, the
Microscopical Society discussed the question of
the establishment of an academy of science.
In The Dispatch of October 21 I find a Ions
article about tbe meeting of the Microscopical
Society, at which Dr. Holland waS elected
President of the society, and in his speech ac
cepting the honor he laid great stress upon the
desirability of enlarging the scope and par
poses of the society, and asked why should not
they have an academy of science. Tbe head
lines of the article in question convey its con
tents faithfully, and I will quote them:
Academy of Science. Learned savants discuss
the feasibility of snch a society, and believe the
plan practical. Pittsburg's Microscopical So
ciety to form the necessary nucleus of the new
organization. In the same issue of The
Dispatch was 'an editorial indorsing Dr. Hol
This pretty clearly shows where the micro
scopical Society and Dr. Holland have stood in
regard to the Academy of Science.
"Moreover,"sald Dr.HolIand,"I have had this
idea of tbe Academy of Science is my mind for
many years, and I have made many efforts. In
all of which I have been abetted by, Mr. C. C.
Mellor, who is an enthusiast on tbe matter, to
bring it to a practical result. About four years
ago I brought the scheme before the late Mr.
William Thaw. I had visited him to talk abont
the housing of the Microscopical Society, and I
suggested to him that we might attain that ob
ject in the Y. M. C. A. building you see both
Mr. Thaw and I were directors of the School of
Design but afterward that scheme fell
through. I had at that very time a great liking
for the idea of uniting all the societies of a
scientific character and giving them a common
home. I told Mr. Thaw of it and he, with that
grasp of mind that was his great source of
power, bronght down bis fist heavily on his
desk, exclaiming with a flashine eye: That's
the idea, do that! I shall be glad to aid you in
any such effort' ,
"And from that time I have been working
with this end in view. I have had two or three
quiet chats with well 1 won't mention names
with persons perfectly able to materially pro
mote the enterprise, and as long ago as last
October I bad the plans for the academy fairly
matured. I hope to see the Academy of Science
in existence at no distant date."
It may be added to Dr. Holland's very modest
recital of what he has done in this grand work,
that the formalities of tbe scheme, snch as the
form of the charter and so on, have all been
brought to a stage of instant availability. It
only remains for Pittsburg's most generous pa
tron to act
TO ANDBE17 CAENEOIE.
Who leaves a hoard of gold to gild his name
Is like to harvest little for bis pains.
No monnment of stone can compass fame;
The glory bred of money swiftly wanes.
The yellow wheat that fairly nods to-dav.
And shlmm'rlng In the snnllght bids the eye
Turn to the earth, to-morrow doth decay
And so must Bride of riches snrelv dle.1
Bnt he who takes that he may give again,
Serving the lowly ss the Muter did.
Time's hand shall strike his memory in vat
He helped the people shall his name be h
He needs no statue, one already stands
Dull t In his deeds, and fashioned by h hands,
A TOTWO man who onterod a certain news
nannr offirA not lnno ntrn rrith ft. Cnra-Tr ar
il ike determination to elevate journalism has
auouuuucu lug & ikllCtluy.
The trouble seems to have been that tho
young man started out as a journalist and not
as a newspaper man. There is a big difference,
you know, between tbe journalist and the
newspaperman. The former does the posing
and the posturing for the press, the other fel
low does the writing and the work. Bnt our
young friend was practical enough to know
that the scissors play an Important part in
journalism. He obtained a lovely pair. They
were a present from his sweetheart, 1 imagine.
He carried these scissors, together with three
artistically sharpened pencils, about with him
wherever he went. When he was assigned last
Sunday to report a sermon he made a hurried
start from the office owing to a cold remark
of the city editor about the daily character of
the paper's issue and thrust the scissors and
the pencils Into an outside pocket of his over
coat He was shown up to a prominent pew in
church and be was flattering himself what a
sensation be should make with a big pad of
paper on his lap, when in taking off his over
coat the scissors and the pencil fell with a clat
ter on the floor. With a scarlet face he bent
down to gather np his treasures, and as he did
so a rude boy in the pew behind him said
'Cash I" in a very audible tone, while a young
woman In front of him said quite, audibly that
those yonng men from tbe ribbon counter al
ways were so careless with their scisors. It
was hard, but a journalist is in a fair way to
become a newspaperman.
You ought to know the value of time," said
the musical editor to the orchestra conductor
who had kept him waiting two hours.
"No, my dear sir," the conductor replied
suavely," I bave.beaten time so long I have no
respect for It 1"
LOVE AND LOCKS.
Von have boasted, pretty miss,
That you think
Love's a pleasant little god.
Worth a wink.
Or a dainty lock of hair,
Or a Jewel, gloves a Mir,
Or a poem light as air
Writ In ink.
Yon have given twenty men.
So they say,
Cause to think you loved them dearly
In a day; " J
You've encouraged Cousin Harry
Like a dog to fetch and carry;
Hut yon say you will not marry
Ton give them silky tresses,
Vowing love, and then you leave them
In tbe ditch.
If yonr hair gives out, Iprayyouf
Oh, that's no matter, say you;
Vou will make the men obeyou
With a switch.
You have boasted, pretty miss,
Like a pert
Young beginner thst you are,
And you're bnrt
That I warn you; time is flying,
Hair's for sate, but love's past buying
"When you've spent ybur youth a-trylng"
Jnst to flirt.
War Preparations nnd Pence Talk.
From the Bt Louis Globe-Democrst.J
Bismarck insists that tbe peace of Europe Is
secure, but the war preparations of all the
leading nations indicate that they have a
strong presentiment that he may at any time
change his mind upon tbe subject
ORBS OF LOVE.
Like some sweet dream that o'er my senses steal
ing, Comes with a touch of rapture half divine.
So thy dark eyes, their passions half concealing,
Entrance my soul as they gaze into mine.
Like all the glories of the constellations.
That shine beneath the brow of dreamy night,
Bo thy soft eyes love's wonderful creations
Beneath tht'lr dusky lashes flash their light.
Therein methlnks I see thy soul reflected,
Where parity sits on s virgin thine;
Therein hath gentle truth herself perfected,
Vhoio sweet and holy light was ne'er outshone.
Fain would I read within thoso orbs of splendor,
A sweet response Into mv throbbing heart,
O, would those eyes that naught but love en
gender Unto my soul a tender hope Impart!
Louis if, Unce, in Baltimore American,
MAEEIED 25 YEARS.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Zaa Give a Deception In Honor
of tho Event.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zug, at their lovely
home on Fifth avenue In Oakland, celebrated
tbe twenty-fifth anniveriar) of their wedding
and the birthday of Mrs. Zng last evening by
receiving a large number of friends who re
sponded to invitations sent out some days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Zug were assisted in receiving by
Mrs. George Gordon. The hostess was attired
in a handsome cown ot black silk. Mrs. Gor
don wore an imported robe of delicate colors.
The bevy of children that have brightened the
pathway of Mr. and Mrs. Zug during tbe last 25
years, George, Charles, Leila, Rhoda and
mma, assisted in entertaining the guests.
The Misses were arrayed In white. Miss
Leila In a brocaded silk, with Rboda and
Emma in mull. Tho house was beautifully
decorated. Music and elaborate refreshments
added to the enjoyment of the evening. Be
tween ZOO and S00 Pittsburg and Allegheny peo
ple congratulated tbe couple, and the pastor
who performed tbe wedding ceremony. Rev.
Dr. Hernck Johnson, of Chicago, also ex
tended his congratulations.
K0 OBJECTIONS MADE.
A Groom's Father Says He Warn Opposed to
a Son's Alarrlnse.
Last night Mr. Patrick Duddy and Miss Lids
Lally were married by the Rev. Father Mc
Tighe, of Sr. Malacnl's Church, Southslde.
The ceremony took place after the evening
The groom's father was at the marriage
license office yesterday afternoon to ascertain
if a license had been taken ont for the mar
riage. He said at the time that he was opposed
to tbe marriage. Father McTigbe said last
night that no objections were made to him, and
and he performed the ceremony as requested
by the parties interested.
Afraid of the Church.
A rather interesting marriage took place in
Allegheny yesterday morning, and Miss Mary
Powers and Thomas F, Cullinan were the in
terested parties. They are first cousins and
both Catholics. As the lules of the Church
strictly forbid the marriage of cousins without
a dispensation from the Pope and the Pope
had not dispensed, tbey were lust a trifle un
easy regarding the ceremony. Whether or not
the Church will interfere remains to be seen.
A B00THEEN PHENOMENON.
The Mystery of tbe Rain Trees at Last Ex
plained. Columbia, 8. C., October 12. Every day last
week what appeared to bo a wonderful phe
nomenon was witnessed by hundreds of per
sons in the garden attached to the residence of
Rev. Dr. Edmunds, pastor of the Presbyterian
Church at Sumter.
Beginning about 5 o'clock P. H. of each day
rain apparently fell continuously for about
three-quarters of an hour in one spot, about 60
feet in diameter, while elsewhere not a drop of
rain could be observed. The weather was
clear and fair, and there' were no trees over
head. Water unquestionably fell in the form
of rain. Several Doubting Thomases stretched
forth their hands and caught the drops as they
fell and were convinced. Diligent investigation
failed to discover anything that could suggest
a rational explanation of tbe mystery or show
any natural causes of which the senses could
take any notice.
Dr. Edmunds, however, has at last found
what he believes to be tho source of the mys
terious water supply. He has discovered that
" mi iree not iar irom the spot where the
water falls is a number ot little insects that
throw out jets of water from their tails. The v
evidently get the water by sneking the sap of
tho tree. When the water Is thus emitted it
forms into drops and falls in the manner of
rain from vapor. Tho insect is described as a
brilliantly variegated butterfly about twice the
size of a common bouse fly. This solution of the
Sumter mystery satisfactorily explains the
phenomena of the rain trees reported in
various sections of this State in the fall of 1888,
soon after the earthquake, and by many super
stitious people connected with that disturbance.
ALL THE WAI PROM AUSTBALIA.
A Wife Follows Her Convict Husband to
Bring; Him to Justice.
Chicago, October 12. A good-looking yonng
woman from Australia, arrived in Chicago
last night after a 10,000-mile journey la pursuit
of a married man, who had wedded her .under
pretence that he was single. The fellow is now
in jail. He proves to be a noted American
criminal, Julius Mailhouse, alias Julius M.
House. The Australian girl is Miss Elizabeth
.Hackett, daughter of a well-to-do carriage
manufacturer in Melbourne. Not long after
serving a term In Joliet prison, Mailhouse went
to Australia as a drummer for a Chicago meat
firm, leaving a handsome wife in this city.
His meeting with Miss Hackett, a short but
ardent courtship, marriage, a week's honey
moon, then a sudden business call to Sydney
preceded by his borrowing $7S0 from his new
lather-in-law, tells the Australian end of the
Mailhouse was next heard of in San Fran
cisco in a letter telling Miss Hackett to expect
him by the next steamer. She did not wait,
but took the first vessel for the United Sutes
investigating en route his record, of which she
had somehow got an inkling. Mailhouse was
at home with his first wife last night when-ar-rested.
He had no notice of what was cominc
until confronted at police headquarters by the
woman he supposed to be at the antipodes.
The ex-convict's nerve did not desert him. and
he laughingly attempted to embrace his pur
suer. She repelled him with an uplifted chair
and declared that she would remain in Chicago
and support herself till he was again landed in
the penitentiary at Joliet
0PEEA IN TBE HEBREW TONGUE.
A Novel Performance That Delighted a
Large Andlence Last Night.
At Turner Hall, last night, the Oriental
Opera Company, ol Philadelphia, gave their
third performance in Pittsburg. The name of
the play was "The Atonement" This com
pany play In Hebrew, which is a novelty In
Pittsburg, coming from their own theater at
Philadelphia. Tho company, which is com
posed entirely of Hebrew talent, 'played to
Standing room. ThRKlnenTurnf Marian,, n-l-
berg is phenomenal.
B. Thomashefsky is the director, and his
melodies received hearty applause. Monslenor
gabe?, Pf'S Song" was well received
Herr Glickinan's Hebrew comicalities will be
remembered by those present for many a day.
Miss Emma Thomashefsky, a Juvenile member
of the company, has a voice which, with a little
more practice, will soon he hard to excel.
Mr. Gartenutein is the hero of the Dlay. and
also manages the company. Mr. Grlmbere
takes the part of a dude, and Is very comical.
Mrs. Epstein takes the part of D&orah,h6
The music was of tbe finest
Many of tlin
Desi Known xtenrews in the
city were In the
LIGHTNING DOESN'I HARM HEE.
A Slinron Woman Still Lives After Being
Struck by It Fonr Times.
ISraCIAL TILEQBAM TO THB DISPATCH.!
Bhaeon, October 12. For the fourth time in
the last ten years Mrs. Archibald Rankin, wife
of a prominent farmer in this county, was this
afternoon struck by a heavy flash of lightning,
and, with the exception of losing consciousness
sustained no injuries. Local physicians, who
are acquainted with the facts, are puzzled to
account for the wonder.
Mrs. Rankin is an elderly lady of ordinary
physique. She is very sensitive to the ap
proach of storms.
Tho Supremo Court Spends tho Evening nt
the Country Clou.
The Supreme Court Judges aro a convivial
set of men. and nothing pleases them better
than to be royally entertained after a week's
hard w ork. Well, they got it yesterday at the
pretty Country club-house in Swlssvale, and
Sol SchoyerJr., Esq., was the leading spirit In
making them exceedingly happy. He was ably
assisted by such congenial companions as
Harry Oliver, Major G. W. McKee, J. H.
Ricketson, Congressman Dalzell and others.
It Grinds n Bigger Ax, Tuonan.
From tho Oil City Derrlck.i
One of Carnegie's mills In Pittsburg Is turn
lng out steel railway ties at the rate of 80 per
hour. This new departure in this country will
give our forests a rest and tbe steel mills more
business, though it is likely on tbe other hand to
decrease tho demand for axes and wood chop
pers. Gotham Enterprise.
From tbe Boston Globe.
We notice with regret that the New York
papers begin to droop on the World's Fair
project under the wet blanket of stingy mill
ionaires, and a bungling financial committee.
it looks as tnougn tbe whole matter would yet
fan back upon the decision ol Congress.
Pen Portraits of the Candidates for the
Speakership of the Next Congress
Characteristics of Butlervrorih, Cam
eron, BIcBLlnley nnd Reed.
fCOItBESPONDEJfCZ OP TUB DISPATCH.
Washisoton, D. a, October 1L Within
about six weeks the members of the new Fifty
first Congress will be assembled in Washing
ton, and the most exciting, contest for tha
Speakership that has been witnessed within a
party for many years will be at its height The
fact that the Speaker of the next House will be
the first Republican to sit in the chair of the
presiding officer for long years, the meagerness
ot tbe party majority in tbe body, the certainty
that all the sessions of this Congress will be a
series of bitter fights, with almost no possibil
ity of tbe enactment of anything that cau be
called party legislation, makes the election of
tho coming Sneaker an occurrence of far more
than ordinary interest. Tbe candidates are all
in the field and have been for some time. It is
hardly within the possibilities that any other
than one of the known candidates will be
elected. There Is a bare chance that at the last
momentthe caucus might switch oft and take
Ben Butterworth as a compromise if the con
fessed candidates should show something near
equal strength, and continue to bold tena
ciously to their supportand such a result would
be hailed with delight by many members of
Congress and by n mass of those who are accus
tomed to listen to the debates; for Ben, with
all his well-known obstinacy In maintaining a
wrong view of a question, as well as the' right,
Is given credit for great frankness and sincer
ity, and bis friendliness and readiness and abil
ity make him hosts of friends.
Plain Ben Batterworth.
Batterworth is a man of large physique and
largo brain, very Industrious, and has partially
broken his health with hard work. He has a
pleasant home ont In Le Droit Park, a suburban
subdivision of the city which tries to make its
own laws and elect its own king, and admit no
body within its" sacred precincts without" a
unanimous vote. But thorels nothing aristo
cratic about Butterworth. He Is a plain man.
wears plain clothes, and puts on no lngs. Ho
talks straight to tne point and hates verbosity
a good deal worse than he bates Satan, for he
has a supreme liking for shrewdness, even If it
be intermixed with a deal of wickedness. He
is a slasher in debate, cuts quick and deep;
takes a hard blow with equanimity, but gives a
harder one back almost without fail, and yet is
very courteous. He Is specially polite to tho
poor fellow whom ho is skinning alive. Ho
speaks rapidly and loudly in a tone which of it
self is penetrating, and has the advantage of
being heard above tbe uproar of the House
when his opponent's words cannot be distin
guished. He would make an excellent
Speaker, as, indeed, would any of the gentle
men in the field.
Why is it that some men are always spoken
of by their first names and others neverf Ev
erybody says "Ben" Butterworth, and "Tom"
Reed," and "Joe" Cannon, but nobody ever
says "Jnle" Burrows or "Billy" McKinley.
They don't even caU McKinley "Mac" It is
not that they respect Burrows or McKinley
more than the others. The fact that McKinley
Is very serious In temper and just ablt stiff may
account lor the lack of familiarity in bis case,
but then Burrows Is one of the friendliest and
jolliest of fellows, and yet nobody does him the
honor to address him by his natural "nick
name." Big, Brainy Tom Rued.
To say nothing of his Intellect Tom Beed Is
tbe biggest man physically of the House. He
will outweigh the biggest other man by 25
pounds, at the very least. When he walks he
lumbers along with exactly the grace of an ele
phant He talks heavily also, but in a voice
more like the rasping notes of the katydid,
many times exaggerated, than like the trumpet
ing of an elephant His voice and action are
not those of the orator. Ha is rather conver
sational In his style like some of
the debaters one hears In the House of Com
mons. His retorts do not come quick as a
flash, lika those of Butterworth,
but slowly, as though he so
so enjoys making mincemeat of his opponent
that he wants to prolong, the operation as long
as possible. One of the funniest scenes in
Congress used to be a tilt between Reed and
Cox. Tbe latter would get in some fine licks,
but It always reminded tbe spectators of a tight
between a bantam ana a tremendous Shanghai.
Reed knows a good deal of everything. He is
an omnivorous reader, but especially revels in
Zola and Doudet in the original. He pursues
his studies In French regularly and reads all
the classics, yet strange to say you would
hardlyrecognize his classical education In bis
choice of English in speaking or writing. He
is thoroughly up in parliamentary tactics, and
in this respect would undoubtedly show himself
tbe superior of any of the other candidates.
He not only knows all the points and rules, but
is awfully cute in their application.
Handsome Jnllns Ceosnr Barrows.
Burrows Is the handsome man of the quartet
-of candidates in the field. That is because he
is a native of Pennsylvania. He saw daylight
first in tbe little village of Northeast, in Erie
county. He Is, perhaps, the smoothest and
most pleasing speaker of the lot, having a
good voice and the knack of choosing pleasing
words. He prepares his speeches carefully.
His speech on the tariff last session Is looked
on by many who heard it as the best delivered
on that subject, and really a model in its way.
It certainly was very pleasing to listen to, and
that can be said of few tariff speeches. He is
one of tbe most genial of men, and would be a
favorite with both sides of the chamber if he
were elected Speaker. He would be as fair as
Carlisle, who has tbe reputation of being the
fairest Speaker that ever sat in the chair. He
has a fine presence, being a large man and
well formed, and be dresses better than most
of the members of Congress He has great
respect for Mr. Burrows, as Mr. Burrows richly
Serious William McKinley.
McKlnley's knowledge ot parliamentary
practice is an unknown quantity. I don'tthlnk
I have ever beard him make a successful point
ox oraer, ana it is seiaom ne underrates to en
gage in a dispute on a parliamentary question.
Cannon and Reed are tbe two great parliamen
tary disputants, and together they have caused
more annoyance to Speakers of the opposition
than all the other members of tho House com
bined. It McKinley has any great abundance
of knowledge outside of the tariff it cannot be
discovered from his speeches in Congress. He
has wrapped his tariff cloak about him that it
seems to overshadow his whole body, and so
he gets credit for a good deal of narrowness,
not to say bigotry.no matter whether he de
serves It or not He would undoubtedly rise to
the occasion as Speaker, except in the event of
a great row, and then it seems to be the opin
ion he wonld fail to embody that presence and
magnetism necessary to successful command.
He is smooth-faced and awfully serious, and
looks like a clergyman, and possibly that Is one
reason why members of Congress would fall to
be controlled by him. When they get Into a
jolly row they don't want anyone in the vicin
ity looking like a clergyman to spoil the fan.
Most of them can hardly wait for the Chaplain
to get through with his prayer, and go away so
that they may begin swearing, they have so
much that calls lor profanity. But McKinley
has a strong bold on a lot of people, and, being
situated half way between the Bast and the
Westthere is no telling where the contest may
Jolly Joe Cannon.
When a man 60 years, old is addressed as
"Joe" by all of his Intimate acquaintances yon
may know that he is a whole-souled, jolly fel
low, and It is the universal verdict that old Joe
Cannon is just one of tbe best fellows in tbe
world. He rants and storms when he speaks,
and Is very long at times, but he Is always In
teresting and has a tremendous facility for
making his side of a cause appear to be the
right side. Ho has a great big voice, instead of
a small and rather squeaky one like McKinley,
and the man does not live who can put him
down. When he is interrupted he bears the
statement to the end, then swells up, glares at
his opponent, shakes at bira a long and limber
forefinger that is historical, and launches
forth a thunderbolt that rolls and reverberates
and deafens and demolishes. He is a regular
old-fashioned war horse In his manner, and
takes supreme delight in fighting and in gore.
In tbe chair he would be the most picturesque
of any of the candidates, and wonld maintain
order at all hazards. Cannon is tbe most care
less in his dress of all the candidates. He is
slouchy in his clothing, sloachy Is bis walk and
wean a. stanch hat that alwavs seems to be old.
It is nover very old, but no one ever knew old
joe uannon to possess a new naj.
There's Danger or Frost.
From the Fhlladelohls 1'reM.l
To candidates for the Republican nomina
tion for Governor: Take your time there's
plenty of it Beware of .trotting young booms
oat of cdVer at tho beginning ot winter,
NEW I0RTUEWS SOUS.
Mr. Bantam His Own Advance Ageab
XrWTOBSrBBXXAO' SPECIALS. J
New Yobx. October 12. The steamship
Etrnria carried out of port early this morning
Pbineas T. Barnum. Mrs. Bamum and SO tees
of the bill, posters of the greatest show oa
earth. One hundred of Mr. Barnum'sspeeklty
people and several tons more of posters will
follow on the City of Borne, which sails next
Wednesday. Saturday tbe Tnrnessia wUI
leave for Glasgow, with the elephants, horses,
tigers, f reaks,attendants and most of the drew)
paraphernalia. The animals will be brought
from Bridgeport to the Anchor Line docks ail
next Monday night and Tuesday. Thirty-eight
elephants and 380 horses will embark; The
elephants will be lowered Into the steamship's
hold here and will be taken out at Glasgow in
huge oaken boxes built expressly for the pur
pose, lit. Barnum and his show will return to
America In about four months. As the gang
way of the Etrnria was thrown off this morn
ing, Mr. Barnum shouted to his friends on the
pier: "This has been the dream of ray life, the
ambition ot years:." ,
Painful Result of a Laagh.
At a reception In Plalnfleld, N. X, last even
ing Miss Taggarc laughed so bard at one of her
escort's jokes that she dislocated her jaw. For
two hours, before a doctor could be found, she
suffered terrible agony. It eventually took
two physicians 40 minutes to get the Jaw back
to its socket
Sba Wants to See William.
William C. Miller, an actor In Tony Pastor's
Variety Company; was arrested to-day,charged
with abandoning bis wife Mary, who resides at
Buffalo. The warrant for his arrest was issued
A Famous Metropolitan Eccentric.
Henry Schmidt, known to every banker,
broker and merchant in the city as the "Razor
strop man," died early (this morning of heart
failure. For nearly a generation he has been
the most famous eccentric la New York. Ho
came to America from London 50 years ago
with a small inherited fortune. He spent three
quarters of It in knocking about the country.
and bank presidents bought their strops of him
and listened to his stories of his experience in
tho war. On Sunday he pTeached temperanco
and religion wherever he could get an audi
ence, and sang hymns in a fine baritone voice.
He could quote pages of Shakespeare, Barns
and Milton, and had a genius for verses. His
funeral will be attended by many men of na
Fighting Aboat n Dying Woman's WOT.
For the last six months Mrs. Forttugall, a
widow with two young children, has Iain ill of
cancer of the stomach at the house of a friend,
John W. Wallace, a well-to-do resident of
Brooklyn. A few weeks ago, when told that
her disease was incurable, she made a win In
which she left all she had, a H.COO Ufa Insurance
with a benevolent society, to .her children, and
in it appointea Mr. Wallace their guardian.
Last Wednesday she failed so rapidly that
Father Nash, of the Church of the Sacred
Heart, was called to administer, tho last sacra
ment Mr. Wallace describes what followed
thus: "FatherNasa earns and refused to give
the dying woman the consolation of the church
unless she made another will taking tho. chil
dren away from mo and making Father Nash
trustee of theSlOOO. Under such compulsion
Mrs. Porttngall agreed that a new will should
be made. I asked Father Nash twice If he had
refused to administer the sacraments ot tbe
church unless Mrs. Porttngall signed the new
will. He refused to answer. Thereupon I
seized the new will and tore it up. Mrs. Port
lngall raised herself m the bed then, and,
pointing her finger at Father Nash, she de
clared ho had refused her the Bacraments tin.
less she made a new will as he directed." The
dying woman was to-day taken to the house of
a friend in the suburbs of Brooklyn in order
that she might die In peace, -
Operating' on Wall Street Himself.
Michael T. Mulvey. IS years old, a Mutual
District messenger, was held for trial in the
Tombs Police Court this morning on a charge
of larceny preferred by Treasurer Blackburn.
of the Telegraph Company. A number of
bankers and brokers on Wall street complained
to Inspector Byrnes recently that messenger
boys were swindling them by charges made for
messages never sent Frequently twice as
many vouchers as used came in with the com
pany's bills. AH, however; were correctly
stamped by the different firms. The detective
who was put on the case found at young Mul
vey's horns last night the rubber stamps which
the young rascal had used to indorse vouchers
with the names of prominent Wall street firms.
Mulvey swindled one firm out of $100 and. sev
eral others out of greater or less amounts.
A Stormy Ocean Voyage.
The Augusta-Victoria, ot tha Hamburg line,
brought 1,100 seasick and haggard passengers
into port tills morning. The big steamship bad
a terribly stormy voyage; Last Saturday night
a huge wave tore away part of her turtle back,
swept off her port rails and demolished much
of the apparatus in the engineer's room. One
Sunday afternoon the boatswain and two sail
ors were picked up by another big wave, swept
almost the whole length of the ship and dashed
against the ship's stanchions. The boatswain's
right leg was broken and the sailors were so
battered up that tbey did not leave their bunks
lor the rest of the voyage. Among the ship's
passengers was Count Sporwlck, Danish Minis
ter at Washington.
Mr. Mills Is Mistaken,
From the Boston Herald.
We guess Mr. Roger Q. Mills Is znlsrsported
when he is represented as saying that the Dem
ocrats propose to exercise control of the next
House, just tbe same as though they were still
in a majority. The majority generally rules in
this country, and until the Republican majority
in tne next House undertakes to do something
that violates tha proprieties, as well as justice,
they ought to be permitted to have their way,
and we have an idea that Mr. Mills will gra
ciously consent to lot them.
Fast In thp Mad.
From the Chicago Tribune. 1
The steamship City of New York was alto
gether the fastest ocean racer to bs found any
where on the globe all day yesterday.
It win astonish many Pennsylvanlans to
learn that the ablest soldier In Asia at this time
is a Pennsylvania boy. His name is John Hin
ton, and he is a native of Fayette county.
Forty years ago, or nearly that, he lived m
Westmoreland county, but being of an ad
venturous turn, set out to see tbe world. There
are few comers In it that he has not visited.
At times a scout, a soldier or a sailor, he has
crossed both oceans, sailed on nearly all the
navigable, rivers and penetrated most of the
foreign lands. He wears a gold medal for
bravery among the fierce Sepoys, and bears
several decotatlons for valuable services among
the warlike tribes of Persia and India. His
present position is that of military commander
of the District ox uerar, under tne Ameer of
Afghanistan, whose chief counselor and favor
ite he has become. Ka a trader be amassed
enormous wealth, and this enables him now to
devote his entire time to diplomacy and war.
His palace In Cabol is second only to that of
the ruler ot tbe realm in point ot magnificence
Tub following sign does Its part in keeping
gooa order in a Reading saloon: "No liekers
sold to miners. Cart playen not allot bear."
"Soap bess" comprise oneot the favorite
social recreations along the southern boundary
of the State.
A CAif DYJtAKEBS' convention, win be held
Harrisburg on the 15th and 16th Inst
A 96-YBAB-OLD citizen of Colnmbns cele
brated his birthday by getting drunk and
spending the night in the police station.
T. C. Babbbtt, of Wood county, W. Vs.,
has raised some of the largest sweet potatoes
ever produced In that region. One of them,
which is a fair sample ot the whole crop, weigh
Elmer Mathsr, of Homewortb, Pa-, has
Just recovered bis watch which be lost la his
field six years ago, Slaee (bat tlmetaefMd
has been plowed and harrowed three'ehae.
It was plowed again a few days ago, and white
harrewleer. It Arthar Bartaa turned nosh
I watch, m bright a the day Kwltffest,
Monterey county was teli tost week Ut HML.'
J.B--rv-oHskill,e "WLsteis, CaL, da
UP sweet ixrtatn lmtt wnalr t&at 'vairhad SI
At trklah, CaL, swtf 3B lia
riea a widow with several chSdrem. OaeofC'
--w hum jiec utantn.
Mrs. McCutcheon killsa a large lynx
with her rifle last Thursday at Daast,Talan
Mr. Gregg is a cabinet-maker- at TJ-m 4
Lake, Lake county. Cat Last Wednesday ha
opened his chest of tools and found oa desks, 'is
lively rattlesnake. - ff
SoEKfeody figures out that 3,069,969
people walk about London's streets da8y asd '
that In so doing: they wear away a toaoflsaiber gjji
particles from their boots and shoes,
A Newport man captured a "sea set- d
pent" last week and has put it alive to a g4a
jar. Itfa&f far short of the deserlptiew asm." ' n
ally given of Ms mysteries aaJsaaL itisoala- a
five feet loBgaad weighs two poBads, H
A full grown coyote .was helping- hiss-. -self
to George Osborne's ehiekeasatOsstosa,'
Ore. Last Friday mornlDg bis 6-year-old seat
loaded a shotgun and hid., is tbe bars asset
daylight. The coyote oame along seas after
and was shot dead by tbe plucky boy.
AMalnemanis mad; because hk Its?
trunkisfonnd. He had presented a osa of Hf'i.
It to tee Bangor depot, snaths box oontaiseaU W
7 v .T.Z'- inuH, a monicey wreae aaa a was:
for lifting wagons, only these and noising
A gentleman with a lady in a tmnrl
oarriagi passed through Atfaeas, Oa, Sesdtr
evening, having driven a pair of horses fraa
Chicago. Hs said that when he left Chteaoo
the horses were weU worth tees, but when tfcey
west through Athens they looked like they
wouldn't bring a third of tea amount.
The finest duck shooting in the country
Is to be found in the wild celery flats on theSss.
qnehanaa, below Havre de Grace. The suss,
berof ducks killed in a single season upon
these flats is said to average as high as 38,888.
They are always found plump and In the bert
condition aad of the finest Savor, tho result of
VVUMl ULJTVU UIO WUU 060? J.
The Bank of Eussia has jast discovered
that the new bins of 33 roubles, wales, were pet
Into circulation only a short time age, have al
ready been forged la a very perfeetway.. Sev
eral hundred thousands of other forged MM
are supposed to be In circuJatten Snronthout
Eussia. It is supposed that tho bale are raa
factared m England or in the Carted States.-
The State of Montana was settled Jii
ISBSL It did not have a judicial haagfeBS- mcsV
.uh. .nut judge Lynch opened court ox AMer,
Gulch within 15 months after toeflwt settle.
raent. At that first term of this popnter IrU
banal there were 27 hangings In 69 days. VtV
lantes Inflicted the death penalty whenever it
was deemed necessary for more than tea yea,
On the 13th of September ttnt
lambs owned by William E. Mayaew, ot Kaejle
township, near Palmyra, Wis disappeared.
Oa Friday, three weeks later, they were feoud.
two of them being alive, under aa taverted eez.
Sx4 feet, that had blown over tfcea. They
had remained without food or water dariw; all
that time. Though very weak, the? wif re
cover. The pet of the Alley fasaily, la Sew
York, is a venerable parrot of sarprWog toteU
ligesce and loquacity. The parrot was present
ed to Mr. John B. Alley 22 years ago by a sea
Captain. Tt can call the members ot tee &mfiy
by their first names and oan repeat the habit,
ual expressions used by these persons. Many
of the Alleys are now dead, but tho bird cea
tieaes to reproduce the words aad phrases, It
picked up from them in their lifetime- Oa this
account and many otters the Alleys held the
parrot la great affection.
Twenty-six years ago J. "??'. Bangle, new
of Portland, Ore., was serioasly wounded wbHs
aiming over a stone wall at GsWystarg. Re
cently he made up las mind to get married, aad
that old stonewall recurred to his mad. It
was there he met with his first serious trouble,
so since he must get married he would daK
there, and than If he didn't kBce it he eeaMtay
it to thewalL Soke tucked the young tedy
under his arm and hied him to the Gottysbmg
cyclorama, where the ceremony west merrily
on, the couple standine facing the plstnred
Image ot the identical ofl watt. f
One of the oddest cases oa reeordia
lately been oeeupyiug a jsstfee's oosrtatLa
Crosse, Wis. An elderly German with a yeesg
wife was the plaintiff. A .young man oae
neighborhood sought to persuade the youWfal
wife that her husband was quite too oW fer
her, and promised to spend 109 marks ia toe
purchase of prayers for his death la ease she
would take up with hiss afterward. He? hat
band remonstrated and was hustled. He seed
for prospective and implied damages from she
adverse prayers and direct damages freea the
assault. After hearing many witnesses' the"
court fixed a fine sufBeiest to carry eeets, aad
the young man promises not to payferaar,
Captain Thompson, of the sohooiior
Challenger, has just returned to San Fnasssae
from a long cruise in Ihe South Sea aad aleac"
the South American cease He had ia his pos
session a little black, earthenware jax.waieh
was taken, with valuable jewelry, frera-tee
tomb of one ot the Peruvian Iacas sear Plsaaaa,
No tinted pottery is made by modern Peru
vians, and u estimated that this jar was made
in the time of Cortex. The captain also secured
one of the Inca's teeth. He visited the battle
field of Tarapaca, where the Chilians and Peru
vians met November 17, 1379, aad the Peru
vians, after losing 4,089 men, were forced to re
treat leaving their dead uebaried. bIa any
other country," said the captain, "these as
buried corpses would save been reduced lna
few weeks to skeletons by wild animals or the
elements, but for over 160 miles on either side
of tbe battle ground there is not a spear of
grass. There are,, consequently, no wild ani
mals, and the bodies remained undisturbed by
them. The soil, too, la strongly Impregnated
with nitrate of soda, and this, ia esaaeetlea
with the hot, car atmosphere, has converted
men and horses into perfect mummies. Been
on a bright moonlight night, as X first awK,
the battle appears as If fought but a day or,
two ago, the colors of the uniform BetBgstHi
bright; ana tne steei ot weir weapess '
THE LAUGHING PfllXOSePHSXS.
Squeers I want a name fer myherse.
What can ypu saVgeit? NlclIeSy-Call' him
Money. "Why?" "(Joes fast"-Jfwyor Bun.
Mother Come, Johnny, it's past time to
Johnny Tbeal'lt He abed tm it comes 'round
again. Harper1 Beuar.
Ted I suppose the best way to find out
whether she loves raels to go right upand ask her.
Ned-Kot at alt my boy. You had better ask
one of her girl friend. Harper's Bazar.
Buckle Who is that stylish person over
there? Why, ain't that your cookT
Knuckle No: we did live with her usHI yester
day, bnt she discharged us.-Harper' s Bazar,
He Ton pretend you're drowning, love,
and I'll Jump In and rescue you.
She Not much! I tried that last year, and the
only thing tbe gentleman old was to run a mils up
ihf beaeh for assistance. Harper's Jiazar.
Professor (after dinner) What a hard
student you must be, to be sure. But tell me, why
do yon buy such large-sued books? -$.
liosi meyTO sonaaay umrowii mo ctoi,-
Tabsley It would be a great snap ifja1
fellow could makehlmself Invisible, like they used
to do ia fairy stories. Wlekwlre-weil, yoa
come pretty near It by marrying sose femes
woman. Terrs Haws &rtst. Ht-
Besonrees of the Language GBet-;(s.t
cheap restaurant) Brlsg me a ham ssadwlch aad
a glass ot milk.
Walter (fortissimo) Macadamize a porkl One
whitewash:" CMcaga Tridunt,
Times Have Changed Eaamored swain
For yoa, darling, "1 wad lay me down and
Practical Maiden That sort of thing 1 dear oat
of date. While. What a girt wants nowadays Is a
maawholswlltlngtogetup aad hustle for her.
Terrt Haute Erprm,
AX EVERT SAT ReXAHCS.
When Vivian was sweet sixteen
All roseate was love's view.
And naught should ever Intervene
Bee and her fancied lord between
Whom she la dreams well knew.
He who weald her saeetioas chum
Mast be earth's most refined,
A poet wUh a world-wide rime.
An artist with a deathless name
Or semethlag ot that kind.
"VFaen VItIm was twMtT-elfht
Her mind had altered some.
See stormed a uute bit at fste
Bat wonld not looser hesitate
To wed whoe'er might come.
K w tfcswM their plw pnrst
Her iiitoil mm a butcher shea .
As sJm betas the ttesk aad eksJ