Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 17, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
r.3E -' - f -- .".; -" . ' ' - 7 ITV-TK rV v- - ;;w! -s i EEE PITTSBURG'- DISF&TOH. " THI3ESDAT, OCTOBER If. 1889: ST' - "'AI ".'- 'PK.-'', r rwiSft3W J'tft -r9nvwr-4rHM i 3v. V- V (jt Stjptftfr KfjB ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1848. VoUH io.25S. Entered at Pittsburg Postofflce, November II, 1SS7, as secona-class matter. Business Office 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Eastern Advertising Office, Koom 43, Tribune Building, ework. Average net circulation of the dally edition of THE DIEFATCH for Elx months ending September SO, 1SS9, si sworn to before City Controller, 30,095 Copies per Issue. Average set circulation of the Sunday edition of The Dispatch for four months ending beptem bcra, lSSSt 54,188 Copies per Issue. TEEMS OF THE DISPATCH. r? POSTAGE FEEE U T1IE UNITED STATES. Dailt Dispatch, One Year S 8 CO Daily Die TCH, Per Quarter 2X0 Daixt dispatch. One Month 70 Daily Dispatch. Including Sunday, 1 year. 10 00 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, Sm'ths. I S3 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, 1 month 90 bCNDAY Dispatch, Onelear 150 eekxy Dispatch, One 1 ear 125 The Daily Dispatch Is delivered br carrlersat IScents per -week, or Including bunday edition, at 10 cents per week. PITTSBURG. THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1SS9. A FAMILIAB PROMISE. The public is once more favored with the announcement that the new 36-in& main to the gas fields will be completed about the opening of next month, and that thereafter no more complaints will be possible con cerning the shortage of gas. . This is good news, and gas consumers will earnestly hope that the day of abundant gas may be hastened. But is there not a certain sameness about the announcement? If we remersber correctly.at the time that the short age first appeared, a similar statement was made with the difference that then the hope was held out for abundant gas within a day or two. How, after the lapse of three weeks, the promised relief is still three weeks distant That rate of progress backward may create a fear that when December is reached the opening of the new main may be put off till next spring. It is not with any spirit of fault-finding, but for the sake of urging the most reliable business conduct, that we desire to impress upon the gas companies the necessity of observing two rnles: First, to let the public know exactly what it can expect; and, sec ond, to make no more contracts than they can fill. THE HEW OH. FIELD. The strike of an 800-barrel oil well in the Chartiers Valley, only a little distance out eide the city limits of Pittsburg, possibly indicates a new importance for the recently developed field. While, of course, the one large well does not determine the size or permanence of the field, a well of such force indicates that there must be a considerable deposit of oil in that vicinity The pres ence of a rich field of crude petroleum so near the city should give new stimulation to the refining industry, of 'which years ago Pittsburg was one of the leading centers. It is worthy of notice that with a field so close not only to existing refineries but to sites for new ones, and with the benefit of railroad and river competition for the trans portation both of crude and refined, it will be dimcult for the standard to get such a grio on this field, if it proves of any magni tude, as to choke off independent refining. The further development of the new field will be watched with interest, as it may prove an important contributor to the wealth of Pittsburg. BEEB AND PATEIOTISM. There is a painful rumor afloat to the effect that a number of Brooklyn brewers have banded together to fight the British syndicate which is said to have bought up a number of American breweries. "What form the antagonistic movement is to take is not clearly indicated. There is talk of a boycott, and cabalistic inscriptions upon the beer kegs, and awful warnings to the drink ers of beer. It is to be a patriotic American league of course, though strange to say most of the patriots have singularly Teutonic names, and its aim will be to impress the beer-drinking public all over the country with the impious and treasonable character of the British beer syndicate. "We hail the movement with gladness, for nothing can be les3 to be tjesired than the encouragement of bloated, not to say blarsted, Britishers pre suming to brew beer in this countrv, which one hundred years ago and more dismissed the lion and the unicorn with contumely. 'And yet we foresee trouble ahead for the patriots in the beer business of Brooklyn. It is a fact that the strictest American is not apt to mix politics, domestic or foreign, with his beer or his whisky. He may take a little water with the latter, but as a rule he takes both beverages straight. Nor is he particular what the nationality, religion, disposition or complexion of the brewer or distiller may be, so long as the article he sells is palatable and pure. So it the alleged British syndicate lor we have our doubts about the origin of the money used in form ing these syndicates wish to checkmate their patriotic opponents, they need do no more than sell good beer at reasonable fig ures and the American public will buy it. If the Brooklyn brewers want to drive their alleged British foes out of business let them brew better beer and sell it at lower prices than the latter can. mPAETIALlTY IN POLITICS. It is rather interesting to observe, in the controversy as to who shall be the next post master of Pittsburg, a certain similarity be tween the names of the supporters of one candidate and those who have indorsed the other. One gentleman states that he is backed, among others, by all the city officials, all the Pennsylvania Bailroad officials. Sheriff McCandless, all the County Com missioners and Clerk of Courts McGunnigle. On the other hand, the lists of the othercan didate contain such names as A. JE. Mc Candless, D. K. McGunnigle, B.E, Mercer, William McCallin, Thomas H. Watt and perhaps others who might seem to be in cluded in the classes claimed by the first contestant This resemblance may be due to the fact that one candidate has their sup port officially and the other their personal indorsement, .enabling a strict impartiality to be observed between the candidates. It may mean that both gentlemen are regarded as highly eligible for the postoffice; or, , finally, it may signify the exact value of signatures to political petitions. HtTHOE AND STATESMANSHIP. We are obliged to notice the fact that a large number of our esteemed cotemporaries are still engaged in holding up the career of the late S. S. Cox as an example of the method in which a reputation for wit can prevent a public man from gaining fame in 'the more serious lines of statesmanship. It is alleged with regard to Mr. Cox that "if . ii had not been for his wit be might have been president," and it is asserted that when he tried to discuss public issues seri ously people would laugh at it under the suspicion that a joke was intended. The moral of which is that if a man desires to make a name for statesmanship, he must never be witty. Against this effort to abolish humor from public affairs we enter our protest, both, on account of its disastrous results and its en tire inaccuracy. There are too many public characters already who imagine that a great reputation is to be won by maintaining a solemnity equal to that of owls, without adding to their number by the establishment of an unwritten law, that no public man can ever win success who jokes. The culti vation of that idea would reduce public affairs to a condition of weary, stale and flat sameness beyond endurance. Moreover the idea is totally unfounded. Since so much is made of Mr. Cox's case, it is necessary to say that he never rose to a position of serious leadership because his treatment of serious subjects was essentially light He was genial, ready, quick and sometimes logical; but he had not the earn estness and ptofound convictions which make a leader of men on great issues. Against his case may be placed the career of our greatest leader in modern times. Ho one will now deny Mr. Lincoln's statesman ship; yet he was as ready to give way to humor as Mr. Cox ever was. The difference lay in the fact that Mr. Lincoln was also able to show the grasp and comprehension of the serious issues. If a statesman has humor, he need not be afraid that it will prevent him from secur ing recognition of far more serious abilities, provided he can show them. If he has the humor only, and is able to bring only the light and airy qualities into the issues of politics.he should not be deterred from thus mollifying the acerbities of political con tests by the knowledge that it is the best he can do. THE EXPOSITION'S EFFECT. The interviews with a number of our lead ing merchants on the effect of the Exposi tion in enhancing their trade, testify to the value of that institution. The interests cov ered by this information do not include some of the branches such as the hotels, restau rants and rail ways, all of which have done a rushing business. But the expressions of the leading retail merchants leave no doubt that a material and gratifying enlargement of their traffic has been produced by the new institution. Xet such statements do not give a full idea of all that the Exposition does, and still less of what it should be made to do. We take it that the greatest value of such an enterprise to a place like Pittsburg is in spreading the general reputation of the city and giving it snch fame that trade may come here months after the Exposition has closed. In its direct effects it shonld be made of the greatest use to our manufacturing interests. "We hardly think that there is yet a full appreciation of the possibilities of such an insti tution in displaying the peculiar features and most striking products of Pittsburg's manufacturing . interests so that its fame shall not be confined to any local circle of 500 miles radius. The development of these possibilities would not only spread the repu tation of the city, but would act as a stim ulus on our industries for turning out the best and most valuable productions. However that may be, it is a comfortable fact that the first Exposition has not only won financial success for itself, but has in creased the trade of Pittsburg. This will insure renewed efforts and an expanded field of usefulness for the future. BROOKLYN BAS OUR BLESSING. The boast of New Yorkers is that Brook lyn is a part of their city, and the boast has solid foundations of fact The Bev. T. De Witt Talmage is the last man to ofier his testimony to the truth of the assertion. He lives in Brooklyn, and it was his church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, which was burned the other day. From Brooklyn he has is sued an appeal to the whole country for money to rebuild his church. To be sure be has $130,000 insurance money, but he wants more. The members of his church may be slow about subscribing to the fund, and Dr. Talmage appeals to the United States to help him out. Nobody but a New Yorker would do this. The cry may come from the city across the East river, but the spirit behind it belongs to the city of unfin ished monuments and decaying Exposition projects. Will the people of all the States and Territories be accommodated with sittings iu the new tabernacle ? Will their railroad fares to and from Dr. Talmage's church be paid by him or the church trustees ? We trow not But they are asked blandly to send in their pennies and their bank notes to aid an immensely wealthy congregation in erecting lor its own nse a superb temple. The spirit of mendicancy which pervades the atmosphere of the biggest city in the Union has inspired less worthy appeals, but never one more unnecessary than this from Brooklyn. If Dr. Talmage and his con gregation want to build a church to cost more than $130,000, by all means let them get together and raise as much as they please. The rest of the country will bid them godspeed. And that is about all that can be required of the country. CO TJBTSHLP BY FORCE. There are all sorts of legitimate ways of courting a young woman. A man in this enlightened country may woo her with fair words, with candy, with oysters and even poetry. He may approach her through her venerable mother, her maiden aunts, or in direct attack. The seduction of the pater nal bulldog, or even of the old man himself, by comestibles or simple courtesy, is per missible. But we must say very positively that it is not in good taste or policy for a young man to seek topappitiate the object of his desires by threatening to cut her heart ont it she declines to hand it over to him. George Spencer, of Hoboken, in the pseudo-State of New Jersey, however, tried this outrageous method of securing the hand of a certain red-headed young lady named Miss Leaning. Against her will he called at her house and pressed his suit vi et armlt. That is to say, when she said that she did not like him, never had liked him and never could, be replied that he was prepared to be a "Jack the Bipper" to her if shecontinued in that state of mind. There was no excuse for his making this threat, for it appears that Hiss Eenning had not even offered to be a sister to him an offer which is apt to irri tate an ardent lover. What his proposal amounted to was: You must love me, tawny-haired houri of Hoboken, or I will make you a subject for instant vivisection. No nice, refined girl, even In the semi-barbarous wilds of Hoboken, could be expected to look upon this proposal with favor. Per haps she would have preferred dissection in an irregular way to a matrimonial alliance with snch a man. but. beinc a self-reliant. red-haired girl, she took Mr. George Spen cer, oi a-ooos.cn, or me coat couar and turned him ver without ceremony to the I police. This was the .right course to take. We commend it .to all young women who are troubled by cowardly, selfish brutes in the guise of 16vers. Sugar Trust certificates got anotheritum ble of 6 per share the other day; and?p- ttla ava Viopfinnnf in 4nrtT1& 4a tl& fnnt iltofi .. j . j,. ... , ,. another decision on the illegality of combi nations is auom to appear. A meeting of delegates from various States of the Union is to be held in Wash ington next week to form plans for holding the World's Fair there iu 1892. In the meantime New York's project, together with the Grant Monument and the Wash ington Arch Memorial, has been placed under the management of Wilkins Micawber, Esq., and is waiting for something to turn up. It is to be hoped that the characteristics which are being displayed at the new cap ital of South Dakota will not develop it into a market for high-priced corner lots and low-priced politicians. The Italians of New York have raised 3,000 of a proposed $20,000 for a monument to Christopher Columbus. Tnis excess over the regulation New York proportion of non-performance produces a demand that the World's Fair project there shall be placed under the management of the banana and peanut interest On the game of close cross-examination those agents of the State who were paid for acting as time-keepers and ran cigar stores at Johnstown, do not show up to the best advantage. The David B. Hill boom for the Presi dency is now being exhibited and exercised in the South. Its transfer to the warm belt at this season of the year is eminently dis creet as preserving it from the danger of getting trost-bitten if left in the North dur ing the wintry season. Me. John L. Sullivan is now stated to be $15,000 in debt This is worse for his creditors than the other condition in which he ought to be in the penitentiary for a year. That big Gould-Huntington-Atchison-Topeka-and-Santa-Fe-Chicago - Milwaukee-and-St Paul Bailway consolidation is the latest effort of the imagination in Chicago railway circles to picture a combination with a name nearly as interminable as its alleged mileage. The police force denies the soft impeach ment that it ever broke a whisky bottle; and in the case under investigation puts in the further detail that it did not get the chancel The Hamersley estate is now being cut up and a portion of it offered for sale at auc tion. It keeps even the big American for tunes very busy to support that expensive and exotio luxury, a live Duke of Marl borough. Let us hope that the Montana election can be settled more promptly and honestly than the decidedly discreditable West Vir ginia contest It is whispered that the $320,000 judg ment, which was telegraphed from New York as having been secured by W. N. Bid die, is not worth much more than some of the judgments against the defunct Penn Bank. PmsBUEG should wake np to the neces sity of placing itself solidly on the platform that the overhead wires must go under ground. A thousand barrel oil well in the Char tiers Valley will be likely to develop a new oil field from which it will not be easy for the Standard Oil Company to shut out inde pendent refineries in Pittsburg. PEOPLE OF PE0MINENCE. t Mb. Gladstone has been chopping down many trees at Hawardea of late, with all bis old vigor. AT Washington yesterday Walter Lyon, of Pittsburg, was admitted to practice in the Su preme Court of the United States. The late King of Bavaria left debts which will be paid off at the rate of $275,000 a year. The last payment will be made in 1905. Pbince Ltjcien Bonafabte has como Into a fortune of 150,000 by the death of his nephew, Paul Amadeus Francis Uoutts Stuart. Hon. StxphenA, Douglass, jB.,addressed a Republican gathering of 3,000 people in Find lay, O., last evening. Tariff was what he talked about. At Chicago yesterday John M. Harlan, son ot Justice Harlan, of the United States Su preme Court, was appointed administrator of the Illinois estate of the late Justice Stanley Matthews. At a meeting of the Chicago bar yesterday a committee was appointed to act in connection with the Executive Committee for the purposo of securing the World's Fair for Chicago. Among the members were Bobert T. Lincoln, John N. Jewett, Lambert Tree, Lyman Trum bnll, Howard Henderson and Benjamin F. Ayer. Chables Scrtbner, the publisher, says Bobert Louis Stevenson did write "The Wrong Box" in spite of the denial that has been tele graphed from San Francisco. "It was In his handwriting," says Mr. Scribner. "It is not possible that be wonld deceive us. In addition to all this tbe work shows intrinsically the hand of Mr. Stevenson." Emperor William of Germany is much dis pleased with the models submitted to him for a monument to bis grandfather, William L He has said that not one of them deserves a prize. Many of tbe most famous sculptors in Germany refnsed to compete, claiming that the prixes were too small a reward for the labor required in the preparation of models. Mary Anderson has won a high position as a maker of bread. She writes to the London Times giving her recipe for the staff of life. She is cosmopolitan in her tastes, being an American who makes English bread ont of Hungarian flour and French yeast. She says: "Bread, if made as I have described, will not turn sour, and will be sweet and moist for at least eight or ten days if kept in a pan." It Is said that William Wintes. the critic, considers Mary a great genius as a bread maker. C Avery Orr, who accompanies the United States eclipse expedition to Africa, is anxious to make certain anthropological studies. Upon reaching the coast of Africa Mr. Orr will leave the expedition, and, accompanied by five black and five white men, all fully armed, will strike ont for tbe interior, 7isiting many of the native tribes, wbose manner of living he will closely observe, photographing and measuring them, noting their habits and manners and studying all the characteristics peculiar to each tribe. M. Osiris, who gave the prize of 100,000 francs for the most useful work in the Exhibi tion, has a mania for statues, and proposes to erect many In Paris. The representative of the Voltaire Statue Committee, who inter viewed him concerning his proposed statues, proposed that one of them should be that of Racine; bnt M. Osiris would not hear of it, and declared that if he erected statues It was chiefly because he liked to meet in bis walks the well-known faces of his former friends. The Conservative Policy. From the Chicago Times.; An English paper outlines the Conservative line of action, which Is to do nothing, is it notf Invariably tbo Case. From the Altoona Tribune. i When a man's tenmer rets the best of him it reveals the worst of -him. THE TOPICAL TALKEE. People Who Have No Sense of Proportion or Perspective There Wat No Letter N in the Little Word Positive Punctuality Overdone. During a railroad journey recently, a friend of mine occupied a seat in front of an old lady - - who had a half-dozen big paper packages be- - TRt?wed Deside her and a her in the rack. When nobody was expecting It. and while the train was bowline along at 10 miles an hour, there suddenly came a lond whistling from the engine and the air-brakes were applied so quickly thattbe cars shook and oscillated in an alarming manner. Everybody was very much .frightened and the old Udy before mentioned 'uttered a piercing shriek and tried to gather the paper parcels in her arms. Nothing happened. Probably the engineer caught sight of an adverse signal that he did not expect. Anyhow the train slowed up for a minute and hen pursued its way again. My friend turned to reassure'ttte lady behind him directly she screamed. "I do- not think there is any danger," be said. "I am glad there isn't" replledShe old lady in tremulous tones, "for I have'feome vases here that I fear would be broken. T.bat'8 what made me cry out." The old lady veritably dreaded an accident because she had a cargo of china at stake. A somewhat similar case to the above re curs to me. On the night of May 81, when the awful news of the destruction of the Conemaugh dam filled the air, the inevitable baseball crank invaded the sporting editor's den. Asusual,i the crank took his seat on the edge of the sporting editor's desk, and proceeded to make a running comment upon the ball games of the day previous. As he was talking away an excited reporter stopped a moment at the door to tell tbe sporting editor that Johnstown had been swept awav, thousands of lives bad been lost, and the Pennsylvania Railroad disabled. "Ah!" said the crank with some show of interest, "then there will be no ball game here to-morrow. Our boys will never get here in time," and then be resumed the thread of his remarks on the national game. . "There is a splendid view from here," said an old countryman to his daughter as a Fort Wayne accommodation train'began to slacken speed for the stop at Avalon station, "of the" and at this point tbe train stopped with a vio lent jerk, and the old man added with uninten tional sonority "dam." A very prim middle-aged lady who sat In the seat in front of the old countryman faced about at this ejaculation, and said with severity cold enough to chill the overheated car stove: "Such language is disgraceful, sir-and in the presence of ladies, too!" 0 The old man did not understand the rebuke how shonld he f and went on pointing ont the beauties of the great structure at Bellevue to the pretty girl who sat beside him. V One can be too much tied to punctuality and precision, excellent as those qualities are in dne order and degree There was a doctor in these parts not a cen tury ago who would rather have imperiled his life than departed from established custom in the routine of the household. Breakfast had to be served at snch an honr, dinner at another and supper at another, and woe be to the cook or the child who was not on hand with the meal or at it at the appointed time. It is related that a favorite child of the doctor's was seized with a violent fit of convulsions just before the hour set for the reading of family prayers. 1 looked as if the little one might die, but the doctor insisted on reading prayers at the usual hour. When he had finished the devotions he repaired to the child's bedside. It is also said that when he came to die he an nounced on tbe evening before that he in tended to depart thence at 6.30 in the morning, and when the hands of the clock came around to that hour, although he appeared stronger to his family, he deliberately composed himself and, as several who saw him think, died by mere force ot will several hours before the angel of death was ready for him. L0TAL LEGION MEETING. Ex-Prcsldent Hayes Is Again Chosen Com mander In Chief. Philadelphia, October 16. The fifth an nual meeting of the commandery in charge of the military older of the Loyal Legion of tbe United States was held to-day in the hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. General Rutherford B. Hayes, tbe Commander in Chief, called tbe meeting to order. About 40 dele gates, representing the various commanderies, are In attendance. The morning session was devoted to reading the reports of officers. General Hayes was unanimously re-elected commander in chief. The other offers elected were: Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral A. Ludlow Case, Neif York; Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, General Nelson A. Miles, California; Recorder-in-Chief, Lieutenant Colonel John P. Nicholson, Pennsylvania; Registrar-in-Chief, General Albert Ordway, District ot Columbia; Trcasurer-in-Chief, General John Mllhau. fletr York; Chancellor-in-chief, Captain Peter D. Keyser, Pennsylvania; Chaplain-in-Chief, Chap lain H. Clay Trumbull. Pennsylvania; Conn-cilor-in-Chief, General Orlando M. Poe, Michi gan. Councilmen Major John P. Rea, Minne sota, Brevet Major General Eugene A. Corr, Missouri; Major General Lew Wallace, In diana; Colonel Thomas L. Livermore, Massa chusetts. ISThe commandery then took np the report of me committee on ine eugiomty oi candidates. The discussion which followed tbe presenta tion of the report was lengthy and at times. It is said, somewhat heated, bnt after a few mod ifications it was finally accepted. The adoption of the report concluded the official business, and after remarks by several of tbe members, Commander-in-Chief Hayes declared the meet ing adjourned. Ex-President Hayes, when seen alter the adjournment, expressed himself as being highly complimented at bis re-election to the office of Commander-in-Chief and also pleased at the selection the legion made of the officers to serve with him. Tbe ex-President altbough looking very much aged by his recent bereavement, declared himself to be in excel lent health. A banqnet was tendered the Commander-in-Chief to-night at the Union League Clubhouse by the Pennsylvania Commandery, at which Mr. Hayes ws the recipient of many attentions. READY FOR ROYALTIES. Pittsbnreers and Others Who Have Invented New Devices. The following patents were issued to Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia inventors for the week ending October IS, as furnished by O. D. Levis, patent attorney, No. 131 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg: B. M. Barber, Ashtabula, O., harrow; John Barnhart, Altoona, steam boiler; J. AV. Book waiter, Springfield, O., converter: JK. N. Colwell, Allegheny, manufacturing drawheads: A. J. & H. Koberts. Pittsburg, .rod rolling mill; H. A. Dietrich, Bonth Bethlehem, steam boiler; Wm. L. Groff, Steelton, Pa., machine for manufactur ing convertor bottoms; J. I. Hancock, Montrose, Pa., slead; P. I". -Hanley, Homestead, rolling mill; John Heathy, lurnace door: B. H. Hlte, Morgantown, W. Va., cornet; C. H. Irwin, Wil mington, O., auger bit die; Julian Kennedy and H. Aiken, Homestead, hydraulic crane and rolling mill; H. A. Koogler. De Uraff, u holdback for vehicles: C. . Landes, Tltusvllle, violin bow; Luelen B. Martin. I'oetorla, U., toilet case: M. L. Luclen B. Martin, I'oetorla, O., toilet case; M. L, Morvers, Lucas, O., pile driving machine: John Aiorvers, r.ncas, u.v pue driving macnine: Jon? redder, .Pittsburg, manufacturing steel bodies Paul Oliver, Oliver Mills, Pa., mixer; Jacob Keese, Pittsburg, crystalline calcic tetraphospbate ana apparatus ior maitm puuspuaies; u. u. Kexer, Bellefontlne, 0.,blp attachment for boots; Peter BlesUk, Allegheny, stairway; Abraham Shlreley. Hanoverton, O.. air heating device; A. A.. Stover, Hamilton, O., car coupler; Henry Swindell, Allegheny, heating furnace: J. 1 Wenger, Burton City, O.. machine for dipping animals; 8. W. Wilt, Clllton MUls, W. Va., burglar alarm; F. E. Youngs, Plttsbnrg. propor tional meter, two patents; W. (i. Walter, Pitts burg, bottle (designs). BOULANGER AS A WITNESS. If He Remains In Jersey He Slay be Sum moned by a Canadian. Ottawa, October 16, Mayor Beaugrand, of Montreal, bas sued La JUinerve, the organ of the Dominion Government, for libel for having asserted tbat he bas no right to the decoration of the Legion of Honor which he received when General Boulanger was the French Min ister of War. Tbe Chief Justice of the Province, Sir R. R. Dorionhas been asked to issue a peremptory order that General Boulanger come to Mon treal at once to testify that Beangrand's decora tion is legitimate and was given by President Grevy, of France. As Boulanger is now on the Island of Jersey it is beld tbat he must answer V a summons from British courts. . ' Mabel Locke. There Is deep grief In the home of C. E. Locke, the well-known Pittsburg newspaper man. Mr. Locke's bright little daughter Mabel died last night of diphtheria, at her father's residence In Hazelwood. Little Mabel was only in her ..7th year, and ber death was as sadden and unex pected as It was heartrending to ber family. TWO PEOPLE MADE HAPPX. SIIis Blanche Tag-cart Was Married to Mr. Galen C. Hartaian. The wedding of Miss Blanche Taggart and Mr. Galen C. Hartman was celebrated last even ing at pie residence of tbe bride's parents, on Ackley street. Rev. George Muckley, of Cin cinnati, officiated. The bride was attended by Miss Ada Foster, of Allegheny, as maid of honor, and Miss Olive Harton, Miss Mary Goff and Miss Carrie Taggart as bridemaids. Mr. Edward S. Grace was master of ceremonies, and the ushers were Messrs. John Nicholson, Edward Spencer and Edward Minnemeyer. The bridal dress was of cream faille silk, the maids were arrayed in delicate shades. The gentlemen were all in tbe usual dress. A large number of friends were present and the recep tion which followed was a very enjoyable affair. The first few weeks upon the sea of matrimony will be sailed in New York and other Eastern cities, but a home on Irwin ave nue will anchor tbe young couple eventually. A SUBURBAN MARRIAGE. Mr. IL E. Sample and Miss Robinson, of Mlllvale, Jalned for Life. At the residence of Captain and Mrs. Daniel Dempsey, Butler road, Millyale, Mr. Harry E. Sample was united in marriage toMIssLufle M. Robinson. .The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. D. Light, of tbe Millvale Presbyter ian Church, in the presence of a limited num ber of guests. Afterward supper was served by Goettmann. Mr. Sample is a son of the Hon. H, K. Sam ple, and is one of the prominent young men of tbe neighborhood, while the bride, the step daughter of Captain Dempsey. is a well-known and highly respected young lady who bas many friends. The young couple received many handsome testimonials of regard from their friends, and thev start housekeeping In anew residence with the best wishes of all who know them. INGE-CARET. A Young Railroad Man Wedded to a Beaver County Belle. Mr. A. W. Carey, contracting agent of the Missouri Pacific Railroad in this city, was mar ried yesterday to Miss Ida Inge, of Rochester, Pa. Ihe ceremony was performed at 11X0 o'clock in the forenoon in the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Grose, pastor of the church. A select gathering of represen tative men of the city, friends ot the groom, were present. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. II. M. Inge, and is a well-known belle iu Beaver county. Married in Brldgowater. Miss Vida Hurst, only daughter of Mr. A. C. Hurst, of West Bridgewater, was married to Mr. Will C. Coffin, of Allegheny, yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian Church at West Bridgewater, after which tbe guests repaired to tbe residence of the bride's parents, where a reception was held. The house was a mass of palms, potted plants, ferns, and cut flowers artistically arranged, and the supper was served by Kennedy. In a Social way. About 60 friends of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Mills gathered at their residence on Charlotte street Monday evening to say farewell to them ere they departed for their future home at Colfax. Though taken by surprise the host and hostess were soon successful in making their guests feel at home, and to the strains of tbe Wlnterton Band dancing was indulged in till a late hour. Refreshments were served, and after expressing their regret at losing such desirable neighbors, the company dispersed. Mb. Thomas McCutcheon, of Irwin ave nue, will soon brine home the bride he wedded in the person of Miss Annie Banner, of Somer set. The ceremony was solemnised in the Dis ciple Church of that place on Tuesday after noon, the church being beautifully decorated for the occasion. Eight attendants added to the beauty of tbe occasion. A reception will be tendered the young people in Allegheny when they return from a short Southern trip. Oveb 300 people witnessed the presentation of the American flags Tuesday evening to the public schools at Castle Shannon and Fair Haven by Castle Shannon Council No. 297, Jr. O. U. A. M. Thomas F. Ashford was master of ceremonies, and E. Lindsay Grier delivered the presentation address. ' The wedding of Miss S.N. Mooley and Mr, Emmett Queen was celebrated at 201 Locust street, Allegheny, last evening. Annmberof friends witnessed the ceremony and enjoyed the wedding supper. The house was fragrant with cut flowers furnished by A. M. & J. B. Murdoch. AT tbe home of Mrs. Daniel Dempsey Tues day evening the wedding of Miss Lilian Rob ertson and Mr. H. E. Sample occurred. Miss Robertson is the daughter of Mrs. Dempsey, and Mr. Bample is tbe son of Hon. H. E. Sam ple, ex-member of the Pennsylvania Legisla ture. The residence of Captain Thomas H. Laps ley, of tbe West End, was the scene of a gay wedding last evening, his daughter, Miss Sadie Lapsley, was married to Mr. Albert C. Weaver. Miss Lapsley Is a sister of William H. Lapsley, paymaster of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works. Mb. Chatjncet Rowe, formerly of the firm of Joseph Eichbaum & Co., now of Boston, was married last evening to Miss Mary Louise In graham, of Portland, Me. Their future home will be in Dorchester, Mass The marriage of Miss Annie Overbolt to Mr. Carl Clayton Low will be celebrated at the home of tbe bride's parents, in Mt. Pleasant, this evening at 6 o'clock, Mrss Myers, daughter of E. H. Myers, Roup street East End, will marry Mr. Scott the last of the month. Mes. B. F. Raitebtt, of 4919 Fifth avenue, will entertain friends on Thursday evening. HADN'T FORGOTTEN HIS JUG. An Asylum Patient, an Being Released, Hants Up Hidden Applrjnck. tsrxciAi. teleqram to the nsrATCH.3 Weston, W. Va., Octoher 18. David Ander son, a patient recently discharged from the State Asylum for tbe Insane at this place, has developed a remarkable memory. Anderson first showed evidences of insanity in 1S83, and became very violent When the ofllcers started to arrest him he was on bis way to his home with a gallon jug of applejack. On catching sight of the officers, Anderson secreted tbe jng under tbe roots of a big tree, and a few mo ments later he was in custody and on bis way to tbe asylum. For the ensuing six years he was a raving maniac, and for four years was in close confinement in that portion of tbe asylum devoted to the worst patients. A year ago he began to improve, and a few days go be was discharged cared. The first thing Anderson did was to make a bee line for the jug of applejack, and he found it safe and sound under tbe old tree where be bad buried ltinlSSa NATDRAL GAS IN DA0TA. A Strongly Flowing Well Struck at a Depth of Only 60 Feet. SALEV. S. D., October IS. A strong flow of natural gas bas been struck on the farm of M, Dnclos, three miles northeast of this city, at the depth of 60 feet The pressure is strong enough to throw gravel and sand 30 feet into tbe air. It was tested to-day and burns excellently. It roars like the escape valve of a locomotive. Byron In the Old and New. On Monday, October 21, the ever popular Oliver Byron will open at tbe Bijou Theater. He will be supported by Eate Byron and his famous company of comedians, presenting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings, "Across tbe Continent,-" Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday matinee, "Ten Thousand Miles Away." Miss Molly Benchler, daughter of Fred Beuchler, of Allegheny, Is a member of tbe company. The reserved seat sale opens to-day. Failed for 880,000. New Yoke, October 16. Henry B. Shaen, Frederic B. Stewart and Nathan L. Phipps, composing the firm of H. B. Shaen & Co., dry foods Importers and commission merchants, of 36 Broome street made an assignment to-day without preferences. Mr. Shaen says tbat the liabilities are 80,000 and the assets are yet to be determined. t Chicago's Greatest Need. From tbe Washington Postl- The more we hear of tbat Cronln case tbe more we feel that what Chicago most needs Is somebody to teach her citizens the graceful and effective lockstep. A Hint to Mayor Grant From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Perhaps the best way to make electric wires safe would, be to connect each one with a director of Pie company. ' WELCOMED BI ME. BLAINE. The Delegates to the maritime Conference Received With Much Ceremony. Washington, October 161 Secretary Blaine received tbe delegates to the maritime confer ence at tbe State Departmenr,this morning at 11 o'clock. The members are a noble-looking set of men and, attired in the gold lace of every maritime nation ot the world, made a striking appearance. The exceptions to tbe glitter of uniforms and decorations were the delegates from China and South America, tbe former in their distinctive national dress and the latter in regulation 'dress suits. The dele gates were accompanied by the Ministers of tpelr respective countries.) The delegates were S resented to Mr. Blaine by their respective inisters, after which the Secretary made a formal address of welcome as follows: Gentlemen It is the cause of supreme fortifica tion to tbe Government or tbe United Slates that Its Invitation to the maritime powers or tbe world has met with so general a response. Representa tives from Asia, from Europe, from North and South America and from tbe isles or the sea will compose the conference. (In behalf of the United States 1 welcome yon all. gentlemen, to the honor able, the scientific, the philanthropic duties which He before yon. The already great and the rapidly increasing Intercourse between continent and continent, between nation and nation, de mands that every protection against tbe dangers oi ine sea ana every guaru ior im e safety of human life shall be nrovlded. The s The spoken languages of the world will continue to be many, bat necessity commands that tbe unspoken language of the sea shall be one. That language must be as universal as the needs of man for commerce and Intercourse with bis Tellow-man. The deep Interest which the A maritime nations nave ta&en in me question at issue li shown by tbe eminent character and the wide experience of tbe delegates to whom they nave committed the important work. Again, gen tlemen. I welcome tou. and after Tour prelimi nary organization Is accomplished It will be my -pleasure to present yon In Dersoa to the President ui ine unitea states. At the conclusion of Secretary Blaine's brief , address, on motion of one of the delegates from ureai Britain, Admiral ransom was cnosen President of the conference, and anadiournment until to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock was then taken. With Secretary Blaine and Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Minister, at their head, the delegates then started for tbe White House, where they were presented to the President by Mr. Blame. PLAIIKG SOUTHERN BDCEERS. Governor Hill Compliments Confederate Prowess and the Solid South. Atlanta, October 16. Governor Hill, of New York, was received with enthusiasm to day at tbe Piedmont Exposition. Tbe town was crowded with people anxious to see and hear the redoubtable Governor of New York. In his address he complimented the Southern peo ple very highly and tickled Southern sentiment by an allusion to Confederate prowess. He said: When I refleetnpon the scenes which took place In this vicinity only twenty-live years ago how a stubborn and loyal army, battling for a cause which It believed to be lust, for homes, for fami lies, for country, for life, was driven southward step by step by a force superior in numbers and resources; how day after day the sound of cannon and musketry revlbrated through these valleys and the flames of burningbomes lit up the horizon; how vigorously the Federal forces, spurred on by the one desire, of preserving the Union oryonr fathers, fought thetr way through shot and Shell, destroying homes as they went and devastating fields; bow anally those brave men In gray, driven from every stronghold, felt back within the fortifications or this lair city; and now at last Atlanta lell. Of the solid South he said: It issometimes said in 'the North that theSoufh Is solid. Ho it Is-solid for good government, solid for the welfare of Its people, solid for integrity In private and official Hie, solid In If opposition to a paternal administration of public attain, solid against Congressional extravagance, solid In its enunciation of the errors of the past, solid for American Ideas, solid in IU devotion to the new nation, solid In its aspirations for a higher civili zation, and solid for all that would give us a pros perous and powerful Bepubllc Of such solidity I amnot afraid. I see no danger in such unity as springing from the coolest motives and subserves the most exalted patriotism. BEAKEMEN IN CONFERENCE. V. G. M. Slntterly Advises the Brotherhood to Fight Shy of Relief Schemes. St. Paul, October 1&-The Important feat, urea of this morning's session of the Brother hood of Railway Brakemen, were the officers' reports, which were read in detail, They were all in the nature of reviews, containing some suggestions. The most important recommend dations, however, were made by Vice-Grand Master Slattery, of' Butte. First of all, he was iu favor of changing the name of the order to tbe "Brother hood of Railway Trainmen." Reason for this is found in the fact that at least one-third of the membership is made np ft conductors, baggagemen, and others so that the present title is no longer distinctive or popular. It is more than likely that this recommendation will be earned out, as the motion is popular. Mr. Slattery also advocates State unions, to be beld annually under the supervision of the Grand Master, and called attention to tbe relief schemes tbat are just now being pushed forward by several leading railroads, such as the Philadelphia and Reading, Baltimore and Ohio. Pennsylvania and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, recommending that the Brotber hood let tbem alone, "as they are only a snare to draw yon on and make you a slave to your employer." Grand Secretary and Treasurer O'Shea's re port gave valuable statistics concerning the growth and state of the order. The general fund shows a balance $1,600 95, and the bene ficiary fund a reserve ot H$i 30. THE CINCINNATI TRAGEDY I Caused by a Little Piece of Misplaced Iron- Pathetic Incident Cincinnati, October 16. Mr. James M. Doherty, Secretary of the company operating the Mt Anbuin Inclined Plane, made a state ment this morning which throws some light on tbe cause of yesterday's accident He Bays it way a little pieced of iron, not more than an inch long, that became lodced in the cut-off valve and was found tills morning by the men who bave taken the machinery apart How it came there no one yet knows. It was not broken off any of the surrounding machinery as far as bas yet been ascertained. By occupying a space required for the rod to move in it so disarranged the machinery as to render it impossible for the engineer to sbnt off the steam. One of tbe most touching incidents in con nection with the tragic accident at tbe Mt Au burn inclined plane yesterday occurred at the morgue last night when Russell Errett Presi dent of the Standard Publishing Company, recognized the remains of bs wife. Mrs. Errett who was instantly killed, was the last one to be identified, and this cave nse to several incorrect state ments of the names of the dead. She lived at 342 Findlay street, and was going to Mt Au burn to iook ior a nouse. wnen Mr. errett went bome last nigbt she bad not returned! The possibility that she might have been in tbo accident occurred to him, and be went first, to the hospital and then to the morgue, where be found her mangled body. NEW P0STMASTEES APPOINTED, The President Selects a Number of Western Men to TJn"ndle the Malls. WASHlHOTOir, October 18L Presidents! post masters were to-day appointed as follows: E. T. Lee, at Lamar, Col., vice 3. C. Outhouse, removed; Jay L. Hamlin, at Kankakee, IU , vice John H. Shaffer, removed; Emma E. Palmer, at Onarga, III., viee A. S, Palmer, deceased; Henry T. Kockwell, at St. Charles, III , vice J. T. Dougherty, removed; Morrell M. fuller, at Ellis, Kan., vice William D."XeIley, removed: Isaac E, Lembert at Emporia, Kan., vice Marshall Bird sail, removed; William L.Cnambers, at Stockton. Kan., vice 1?. H. McKanna, resigned; Arthur E. Bailey, at Cassopolls, Mich., vice H. L. Glover, removed; Edwin R Fhtnney, at East Saginaw, Mich., vice M. V. Meredith, resigned; Samuel M, Billings, at Marquette, Mich en.. vice, vice James KnsselL removed: Charles E. Wells, at bt Ignace. Mich., vice F.M. Mnlcrone, removed; Charles E. 8. Osborn, at Sault Bte. Marie, Mich., vice h. P. lYemper. resigned: Isaac O. Hlller, at Greenville, O., vIceD. 15. Hlne. resigned; John C. Ardrey. at nruugiuu, vie, nun,, ucwuio f rcaiuciiuti; iver Forkeison, at Black Klver Falls, Wis., viceG.W. Lewis, removed: Hamilton M. Adams, at Huntlnz- ton, W. Va., vice C. L. Thompson, removed: J. C. DeGress, at Austin, Tex., vice J. C. Johnson, removed. A QUEER LEGAL DILEMMA. Nobody Authorized to Issno Certificates to North Dakota's Senators-Elect. St. Paul, October 16. Some of the members elect to the Legislature of the new State of North Dakota are having a troublesome expe rience with a legal dilemma. This appeared at Grand Forks yesterday when the members elect from that county went to the Connty Auditor to receive certificates of election. County Auditor Anderson refused to Issue a certificate of this character to Captain McCor mick, tbe Democratic Benator-elect in the Sixth district on the ground that the Connty Canvassing Board, which has heretofore issued tbe certificates, has no authority to do so in the present case. United States District Attorney Cochrane supports this view, and says' tbat the point Is covered by the Constitution, which gives the State Canvassing Board authority to issue sucb certificates. Captain McCormick and some of, the best lawyers in tho city claim that the State Is not working under the Constitution, but under tbe Territorial laws. Certificates have not been issued, however. J METROPOLITAN MATTEES. His Address Is Rogues' Gallery. tsivv tObk bubjsau spxculs,! New Yobk, October 16. Peter Lake, better known as "Grand Central Pete," No. 1,468 Rogues' gallery, was arrested to-day, for something over the hundredth time by Inspector Byrne's detectives. Pete" has made a national reputation as a confidence man. Only once has he been sent to prison. His last victim is William Stewart, an old gen tleman living in Harlem. "Pete" met him on Friday walking down Lenox avenue and ac costed him with all tbe effusive heartiness tbat has made him so famous. He had a little ac count to settle; would Mr. Stewart loan bus the cash? No, Mr. Stewart would not. Coma to think of it, cash was not necessary to Pete. With many protestations of the warmest of friendships, and by aid of a specious story, be uscceeded in borrowing Mr. Stewart's gold watch and diamond ring, promising to bring tbem back that very night Of course be did not If Mr. Stewart's complaint will not hold this time, Pete goes to Brooklyn to answer for robbing David L. Allen, ot Jefferson avenue. He Stole His Wire's Leg. Thomas Conn oily was arraigned in court to day on tba charge of stealing his wife's leg. Tbe leg was artificial and cost (75. Connolly is a steamship steward. A little over a year ago he married Elizabeth Chamberlain. To-day ha returned from an ocean voyage and found that his wife had started for herself as a profes sional nurse. Connolly went to her room and quarreled with her. He grabbed her wooden leg, pulled it off and walked out of the house with It, leaving his wife helpless. Mrs. Con nolly got a cab and went to a police station, where she made a complaint against her hus band. The leg was returned this morning and Mrs. Connolly refused to prosecute. Connolly was discharged. The Angelas Bang an the Public. Mfllett's "IAAngelus" will be exhibited at the American Art Association's Gallery on and after November 10, In connection with the large collection of other Important works of art which have been lent to enhance the inter est of that exhibition. James F. Sutton said to-day; "The statement that the painting would ultimately go to the Metropolitan Museum of Ait is merely surmise, founded upon tbe fact that tbe museum seems to be tbe final destination reached sooner or later by all the important works of art which come to this country, The 'Angelus' was brought here for exhibition, and will probably remain in New York for three months. Its disposition at the expiration of that time has not yet been deter mined upon. It is owned by the American Art 'Association. It has not been sold, and It is not for sale. We are considering the project of showing it in Europe next season. It has never been publicly exhibited there, except during the two days of the Secretan sale. It was out of the question to display it there after the painting came into our possesslen this year, be cause the Season both in Paris and London was over," The Veteran Lesion on Pensions. The Union Veteran Legion of this city has issued a circular containing the following: "We condemn the present pension system as unjust and illiberal, as well as uselessly expensive and eccentric in administration; and we protest against any law that demands that a Union vol unteer shall have to swear that he is practically a pauper to become a petty beneficiary of this great nation. We propose that, as a national debt duly and truly and long owed to the poorly compensated veterans of the war, in lieu of all other future pensions: "First That a pension be granted to each honorably discharged Union soldier, sailor or marine who asks It, proportionate to his service in the Union war; and, "Second That a suitable pension be granted to each widow and oipban minor child of a de ceased Union volunteer, not under present laws receiving or entitled to the same." THE PRESERVATION OF FORESTS. Discussion on the Subject by Members of the Forestry Congress. PmLADELFniA, October IS. About 60 delegates responded to their names this morn ing when tbe eighth annual convention of tbe American Forestry Congress and the fourth annual convention 'of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association were called together at Horticultural Hall. The first business before the meeting was the reading of a long report by Corresponding Secretary Harrison, of Franklin Falls, N. H. In tbe course of his re marks Mr. Harrison called attention to the pressing need of the permanentmalntenance of forest conditions on the mountains of Califor nia and Colorado. The roll was then called and each delegate in 'his turn made a verbal report concerning forestry In his own particu lar locality. 8. G. McCIennlng, of Thomasville, Ga., said he renresented a big pine section, which is steadily growing smaller under the ravages of the ax. "The total destruction nf the pine tree, be said, "would be an Incalculable disas ter tothe human race. It is of more value to humanity .than any other tree, famishing, as it docs, not onlv timber for bouses, shins and ears. but turpentine for medicine and paints, rosin, I creosote, tar and other valuable products It I keeps more people alive than even the plantain tree." Brief reports of an Interesting nature were made by A. H. Logan, of Kentucky: John S. Titcomb. Colorado: Colonel Edgar T. Ensign. Colorado: Charles Mobr. Alabama, and Bernard E. Fernow, of Pennsylvania. The following papers were read: "The Forests of Illinois, and my Experience in Tree-planting," George W. Mlnier; "Statistics in Regard to tbe Forests ot Pennsylvania," John Harahberger: "The Tree Planting on tbe Glrard Estate in Schuylkill County," E. C. Wagner; "Forestry in Dakota," J. C. Duffey, of the Dakota Agricultural Col lege. HASTEE, BEEWEBS ELECT 0FPICEBS. The Convention Closes, Voting to Meet at a Philadelphia, Next Year. Cincinnati, October 18. The Master Brew ers' Convention closed to-day. A mutual bene fit branch was organized with headquarters in New York. The election of ofllcers for the en suing year resulted: President WlUIam Gerst Cincinnati; First Vice President L. Frlsch. Chicago; Second Vice President Charles Schneider, New York; Treas urer, Henry Aner, Chicago; Secretary, K.0, Wagner, Chicago; Directors, John Grnter.'La Crosse; Peter Alterman, Brooklyn: Leo FJk, New iotk; unaries -. Anion, 1-itisDurg; unanes Uebel, Cincinnati; D. Blrkenrock, Philadelphia; F. Fasche, Detroit; Jacob Hepp, Newark. N. J.; John Bussert, Laporte, Ind.; N. Bermet, Erie, Pa.; William Lelb, Chicago: C. Hartmano, Bridgeport Conn. A.; Hook, Indianapolis; Paul Elsentuper, Baltimore; John Schneider, Cleve land. The next convention will be held next year in Philadelphia. No Bed Flag for Vs. From tbe Chicago Trlbnne.1 If the American flag is not good enough for an Anarchist lot him get out fromnnderlt The world is still roomy, and there are several good sized places yet where tbe natives are not as sensitive on the subject of flags as they are in this country. TEI-STATB TBIF1ES. A Wheblejq statistician figures that it would take a train of 175,000 cars to carry the freight of the Wheeling district for one year. Such a train would be 1,160 miles long, and would reach from New York to the Mississippi Hv A GnEENSBtraG man who made application for amarrlage license stated on oath tbat "hunting for money" was bis, occupation, and that ot bis prospective wife was "home adorn ment" Newtown (Pa.) has a Presbyterian church erected In 1769. It is a quaint, old-fashioned stone edifice. ' Sbebtff Fttelliiabt, of Warren county. Is a humane man. The other day he started for Allegheny with a prisoner whom be was to land In the Western Penitentiary. They had to stop over nigbt in Oil City, and Sheriff and prisoner, tbe latter manacled, attended the entertain ment at the Opera House. Mb. Gkoboe Offerle, of Warren, Pa while whipping a carpet a day or so since, dis located his right arm at the shoulder. Akos RstDEBhas contracted to attend to the street lamps of Fleetwood, Pa for 95 a month in which lme he will have walked 90 miles and lighted 720 lamps. ' AWbstebn Ohio editor apologises for tie lateness of Ma nansr hr av!u Wo mm m.' rlELTl owtegte '. I able to uive eroner aHoattan te work oar wives' ton." cueiods cesEisiiioss. A Harlem eirl fell in love witk the "Salamander Man" la a dteemwewa and the two were married on the stage. Partridges are so uBBseroas in the vicinity of Eastport, Me that they f requentiy invade the business streets of that town. Becent statistics show that 9,060,090 91SE2S3 liTe ontslde of Fatherland of whosa 7,060,000 are to be found in the United Stes. Lyon county, Kan., has a hari eera mtll which toI50years old. It was captured at Cerro Gordo, and was tbe first commill is the country. An Aurora, Me,, man, eaily the otfcer morning, found a fine 4-year-old buck roaidisg his yard. He shot ths intruder and found it weighed 204 pounds. At the Portland, Ore., Exposition a vote was taken on the question, who 1 the; handsomest and most popular raau In the oitjt Charles Miller got the prize a gold medal.. A woman who, like Charles Dickens Jenny Wren, made her living by dressing and repairing dolls, died in Bt Paul last week. Hundreds of her little friends are saouraiag her loss. Tie Kentucky Legislature at its Beit session will bo asked-to insert a clause in its game andflsh laws providing fora tax of SI a yf,o be levied on every shotgun as soon as 1 shall have passed from tha hand of the dealer ' into that of the individual owner. Ottnmwa, la., is to have a Ceal Pakee, in design and Idea similar to the Cora Palace of Sioux City. A committee baa been ap- Ern-?.J?InT,e,ti8at0 the construction of the Bioux City palace, and they will at oaee f orss nlate plans to carry out the erection of the Black Diamond Palace during the oeatec sea son. While passing through his farm last Wednesday, Mr. David Hembree, of Milton, ' Ga-, saw a king snake swallow a rattleSMte'S pilot When he found ttem the klngssake bad killed the pilot and had swallowed abeet half. of it head first Mr. Hembree stood by and saw tbe job completed, which took about 20 min utes. The king snake was 3K feet Ion r and tho pilot two feet He did not kfll tbe king snake, knowing it was not poisonous and was the enemy of all poison snakes, The Chief of the Bureau of Statistic; " reports that the total values of the exports of. mineral oils from the United States daring the month of September, 1889, and daring the nine months ended September SO, 1S6, as compared with similar exports during the correspeBdlng periods of the precedes year, were as toBewst September, 1886, $1,578,888; September, JWR. H 002,371. Nine months ended September 3ft le, S3U,197,615: nine months ended September 38, 1388, 3I,889067. A statement ins prepared bthe Mex- lean Foreign Office showing the value ot the commerce of the coantry with the UaMed States for the past year has been sent to tba State Department by Minister Ryan. The lm Sorts were J19,26i&73, of which 18.731,888 went i free of duty. Of dutiable goods tfce prte cipal receipts were cottons. provWoBs, drags and ohemicals, iron and steeL .The experts te the United States aggregated $lOtS,m, as fel lows: Merchandise. I3,1,510: precious metals; 31715,116. Tbe apparent balance ot trade in favor of Mexico is I U.794.968, but the dSerenca in currency rednces this balance to 29&,9W.. The" total number of arretfe msieby agents of the Treasury SecretSerriee last year, assisted in some cases by local officers was 7, tbe great majority of which were for Bssnsfae tnring, dealing in, or passing eoasterfelS American money and raising Treatarr notes. The fines imposed Dy courts ia these oases ag. gregated,M,EH8,a84 the sentences iaMsed to 872 years, six months and 21 days. ABeBSare foremost among foreign art as counterfeiters' In this country. The representative value of counterfeit and raised notes and other imita tions of money captured during the year was W77,08L An Albany, Ga., hoBsekeeper kotagat at one of tbe stores a large cabbage. Sfce cat one-balf of it which she served up to ber f ara ily, keeping the other half until next day, when he commenced to cut it up flnelir, as is Vie habit Imagine her surprise when, eeeslsrta bly coiled up in tbe solid half of the vegetable, was a pled snake, which Immediately ran one as its snug winter quarters were eacreaehed upoo, and plunged Into the paa of water- hHo which she was cutting tbe cabbage. It emerged from this and attempted to esesp across the water shelf. Tbe lady eat Kia twa, when the bead bit vfeioauly at tfee ke, sea tinning to attack it nnttl it expired. Tfts lady now warns all' housekeeper agaiaet ftoHing cabbages whole. The grave of King Hitesas' metier, wke died recently, was about aa big as that ot tba fatmaBatNewberg.N.Y.,whieh leeks Hke a cellar. It was 30 feet deep and abeat 15 feel wide. This spacious hole in the ground was not necessitated by the else of the royal mother, however, but by the peculiar casteras of tba. conntry. The standard of Social cHgaKy is Mltesas' kingdom appears to be determined by the relative possessions ofcotton doth, a priee- , less article for which the natives are wWisg te exchange their dearest possessions. To demon strate the queen mother's social and poHMeal -standing in tbe kingdom it Was necessary te -bury a large quantity of cotton oleth with her, and tfaeportion of the grave not occupied by her coma was filled up with this inexpeasiVF fabric. Some 15,000 or 30,960 yards were ftac disposed of. Queen Victoria's crews, kept wkk other royal regalia under strong guard at tbe old Tower, and worn only Cn state oeeasisss, is one of the most costly iawgnias Bewlaesiet- ence. xo cegin witn, taere are an dtamefid around the circlet or bead-band, each worth 17,600, or 150,060 for the set Besides these 39 there are two extra large center diamonds, each valued at $10,080, making 188,080 more; 4 smaller diamonds, placed at tbe angles of the others, each valued at 1500; four crosses, each worth 860,000. and composed of 36 diamonds; four large diamonds os top of crosses, each having a money vame of 86,000; 12 diamonds in the fleur-de-lis, KO.OOS: 18 smaBer diamonds contained in the same, 810,080; pearl, dtasends and rubies upon arches and circlets, net men tioned before, 860.088: also HI small diamonds, formed in roses a&a monograms. 536,888: 28 dla- I mimfliln nmw flrnM ftl.liifiA? tan jHjtaI nf i t "-------rr-- 7----J .T?T",", ""VZri pearls aoout me xibi oi (as aeaa-ptece, sisvven v each. Tbe total money value of this reMe taftS any jeweler's market in the world woald be fttph least 8600,000, metal and all Included. -tJ f CLIPPED BITS OF WIT. Why are rich widowers like tbe feehlea able trousers? Became the Cronus are aopslar-J'wtyr. Gaggs How have yoa been feelisg sicea I saw yoaf Waggs (holding up the stamps of fear reentry amputated sagers WeB,notmaeh of any, Blank you. JUcfgt. The earth swings through space without tremor or stop, And yet It Is mighty queer That we are not appalled by some dreadful kerfop ; For this U the fall of tbe year. Kbm. hacks hik Diarr. " 'Tis love that makes the, world go round," To that your <h doa't pla. For marriage 'tis, It has been found, Tbat makes man's head to spin. Botten Courier. Lost A Golden Opportunity. She (archly) Whom should yoa call tee prettiest girl la this room? He (looking about hla) H'm. Well, to tell the truth, there Isn't a pretty girl Is the place. Lfft, LTCKT FELLOW. He wooed her and sued her and sought bet t. Tin he melted aer heart so cold. Then he married the iceman's danrMer And now he Is roWfig In gold. ' Botton Couriers x "Pa, where do yoa keep your wings la HS)t daytime!" What do you mean, Orestes? I have no wings." "Well, ma said you were a nigbt owt" PAs Silphta Call. Not Much at Stake Betters Wosaaa Tou'r married, yoa say? Ah, marriage Is a lot tery! Western Woman (ealmly)-Yes. bat! only hold a tenth ticket Yoa see, my btisfessd's a Mormon! eider. ran, Mrs. H., mistaking a mirror for a dee snd suddenly starting back. Mr. H. (laaghlac) Why didn't von ro through. my dear? Mrs. H.-Upon rejection, 1 thought I would better not Lift. - Ethel Don't yoa think Charley Desaoael a tremendously nke young man? Clara-Tes, If he H4a't dress with such awfully" poor taste. "I hadn't noticed It" "Why, he carries the same ease In the tfteraooa feat he dees In the moralng!" Time. "Tee, Daa is dead," said the Aratene, maa. "Yoatee, afswdavsas-oseweo'thefeBers, struaea manna tea trM tar steallnc horses, sa Dsa palled too hard on the rope, aa strslas4 a Hen ir." "Whr.-i .wattta.H "" hrt' -, ww't SMi isvauiwrmstlrisHUIihe wtsxr nSMlliS smmi, jseetietsu,1 ads ,'1- 4.