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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. OCT. 18, 1S39.
Pennsylvania lost one of her most noted
and beloved sons yesterday. A braver
soldier never fought for the union than John
Frederick Hartranft, and the honors he won
in the long line of battles from Bull's Bun
to "Vicksburg were all well deserved. Prom
its dawn till its close the life of General
Hartranft abounds in action. He was no
slumberer or stay-at-home. The nation
recognized the sterling abilities of the
soldier,and the State of Pennsylvania could
find none better to call to the Gubernatorial
chair twice in succession, as well as to other
honorable offices. During his two
terms as Governor General Hartranft
supported with much zeal a great many
reforms, and to him is due the
very beneficial reorganization of the militia
upon a sound military basis. In many ways
the militia has always been the object of
his most affectionate attention. His popu
larity with tbe State's Rational Guard has
therefore been always very great, and in a
large measure the Guard's efficiency is due
to his untiring efforts.
Although General Hartranft did not at
tain great old age, for he was but 9, his life
has been so crowded with events and so im
portant to his fellow men that it appears to
have been longer than the average. Per
haps greater honors were in store for him.
liecectly the Commissioner? hip of Pensions
was undoubtedly placed at his disposal, but
his failing health prevented him from ac
cepting it. 2ow he has certainly peace,
and a fullness of honor with it
WATER IN POLITICS.
The letter in which Mr. J. B. Johnston
has accepted the nomination of the Pro
hibition party for State Treasurer, and
which will be found in full in another
column of this issue, is not calculated to
arouse new animosities or allay old ones. It
is a careful and conservative definition of
the Prohibition party's attitude in the
coming campaign. Mr. Johnston reveals
also the fact that the Prohibition party ex
pects absolutely nothing from either the
Democratic or the Republican party. Says
The Democratic party defends the liquor
traffic by Us opposition to prohibitory, which it
calls sumptuary, laws, and favors its pepetua
tlon by license laws. The Republican party in
tbe past had na policy for or against the liqnor
traffic until by official declaration at its recent
State convention it declared that it "heartily
indorsed the Brooks high license law," thereby
adopting as its method for the suppression of
the liqnor traffic restricted lecalization by high
license laws, thus repudiating prohibition as a
moans for the correction of tbe evils arising
It is always just as well for political par
ties as for individuals to look the situation
full in the face, to harbor no false fears, no
idle hopes. If Mr. Johnston represents his
party, as we suppose he does, the Prohibi
tionists are not deceiving themselves on any
point in practical politics. They are going
to try to prove, and Mr. Johnston has made
a'grand start with a dictionary definition,
that the suppression of the liquor traffic is a
proper one for political agitation and politi
cal action, and, therefore, most certainly
proper as a basis of principles on which to
establish political parties. How they will
succeed, last June's election would seem to
There is not the slightest doubt but that a
Very large portion of the all-pervading
talk about English syndicates is simply
wind, that and nothing more. There are
several reasons for the overwhelming sup
ply of wind on this subject In some cases,
these stories are started by the American
owners of various properties who would
like to sell and who see a good method of
advertising their properties. Again some
American speculators secure options on the
property in certain industries and then
proceed to boom them preparatory to plac
ing them in English hands at a considerable
increase in value.
What properties are really bought are
formed into stock companies at very liberal
increase over their cost price and very large
increase over their actual value, and the
stock is then offered to the English in
vestors on the London stock market and the
projectors figure on getting very comfort
able profits on their operations. It is very
probable that they may. These stock-capitalizing
schemes have been a gold mine for
the original projectors in this country as
well as in England on many occasions, and
probably will continue so. But the amount
of the English operations in this country at
present is largely overestimated. Not only
have many American owners of properties
denied either the purchase or attempts to
purchase their property by English syndi
cates, but many of these syndicates have
never been heard of in England.
GRAND JTJBY TROUBLES.
The grand jury' as an institution is getting
into worse odor every day in this county.
Several times of late the uprightness of
grand jurors has been seriously questioned,
and well-founded suspicions that the jury
has misused its judicial powers have been
generally entertained. To make matters
worse the case which W. D. Moore, Esq.,
brought to the attention of Judge White
vesterday reflects unpleasantly upon the
county official or officials who have been
popularly supposed to preserve the seclu
sion and propriety of the grand jury's de
liberations. It is very easy to understand
the peculiar actions of former grand juries
if it be true that the doors have been open
to the improper influence of interested par
ties. And as we have more than once ob
served the. misbehavior of a grand jury is ofj
. . THE PITTSBURG DISFATGH, FEIDAYi 'OCTOBER 18, 1889!' " . " -T -jf 5-' -vtV JfA'- '" .f9H
infinitely greater importance than that of a
As to the offense against law and justice,
which Mr. Moore, in his capacity of attor
ney for Hannah Clark, charges ex-Mayor
Liddell with committing, it is hardly the
time to speak. As yet we hare only an ex
parte statement before ns, which only shows
one thing clearly and beyond all
doubt, and that is. that the grand
jury, who had the case oi Clark versus Lid
dell under consideration were not properly
kept beyond the reach of illegal influences.
There is also evidence of general irregularity
in the management of cases before the grand
jury. Hence their exists good reason for a
thorough inquiry into this case and Judge
White did perfectly right in ordering it up
for reconsideration by another grand jury.
Such occurrences must hasten the removal
of an institution that many of the most en
lightened and learned lawyers and laymen
deem out of tune with the times and the
spirit of the Constitution.
THE WORLD'S FAIB.
Our esteemed cotemporary Le Temps, of
Paris, France, makes some very sensible re
marks about the comparative availability
of New York and Chicago as sites for the
proposed "World's Pair in 1892, remarks
that are as much in Washington's favor as
New York's, by the way.
Le Temps does not seem to be aware that
St Louis and Washington are also earnest
aspirants for the honor, but it -says it is by
no means as certain as it seemed a month
ago that the Americans will select New
York for the location of their Exposition, as
Chicago is making strenuous efforts to se
cure it Commenting on the availability of
Chicago, as compared -with New York, Le
Temps Bays: "We wonder how many of
the Chicagoans who crossed the ocean to
visit the Exposition in the first city of
Prance would have taken the same trouble
if the show had been held in Lyons, our
second city of importance."
The state of the competition between New
York, Chicago, St Louis and Washington
for the privilege of holding the World's
Pair has undergone no change to speak of.
Chicago remains easily in front, if subscrip
tions on paper and general enthusiasm of
the citizens be held as a criterion, with St
Louis second, in a rather hopeless way,
Washington calmly third, a waiting game
is hers, and New York mournfully last. The
Empire City may be first any day if her rich
men will awake from their stingy and sel
fish stupor. At present the prospect in New
York is gloomy.
HOTELS NOT JAILS.
Some of the jails in this neighborhood are
adapted for almost any purpose but keep
ing prisoners in confinement. It seems
rather hard upon the flimsy, ill-guarded
structures to make them pose assprisons,
They are really honses of call for criminal
characters, to which they may resort or
from which they may depart with equal
ease and freedom. To the homeless and
lazy tramp these so-called 'jails must appear
veritable havens of repose and refreshment,
providentially provided for his use.
The jail at New Castle has shone with an
undying luster as a restaurant and hotel for
bad characters these many years. Tbe
breaking of that jail has come to be regarded
ae an event of no more significance than
daybreak. In fact it is said tha,t the head
jailer has obtained a patent on a gay jest
which he springs upon his assistant daily,
that is in some way, we forget exactly how,
connected with breakfast and breaking jail.
This being the case, the Sheriff was not sur
prised, of course, when'one of seven prisoners
who cnt their way ont of durance vile yes
terday morning announced the jail delivery
to him. It was the most natural thing in
the world. The wonder is that the prisoners
of their own free will consented to stay in
their cells so long. The jail "seems to have
great attractions, for two of the escaped
It is apt to strike the farmers of Lawrence
county as regrettable that three men named
Ward, Kissenger and Millison were among
those who walked out of jail. This trio
terrorized Lawrence county a few months
ago by daring burglaries. But the good
agriculturists must not be too hard upon
the New Castle jail. It seems to be a dear
The Dispatch heartily indorses the
proposal of the gentlemen having the pro
posed entertainment of the South American
delegates in hand to devote more time to
showing Pittsburg's industrial and other
resources than to banqueting our visitors.
Dinners are soon forgotten, but practical
exhibits of Pittsburg's ability to supply
South America with thousands of articles
will be remembered to this city's advantage.
Vice Peesident Moeton Is in the hotel
business, and he has kindly consented to in
dorse his own petition for a license for his
new hotel in Washington. Mr. Morton
always was an obliging man.
Mb. Johxstok has departed from the
scene of his success here. The splendid
results of the Exposition are largely due to
his excellent management The Dispatch
trusts that Manager Johnston will have his
reward in Paris, which is near to heaven,
some Americans say, for his arduous labors
here. Mr. Johnston will be welcome
always in Pittsburg.
Chicago must be getting in earnest in
its endeavors to secure the World's Fair,
when it sends a committee to Pittsbnrg to
learn how to run a big Bhow successfully.
The cool and dignified man who walked
off with a jeweler's case yesterday was prob
ably a great criminal in disguise. Thieves
who steal bank funds, railroads and stock
companies always bring dignity and calm
ness to their thefts.
If the stamping of cabalistic letters on
boilers will keep the latter from blowing
up we hail the action of the boiler makers
yesterday as a step in the right direction.
Chevalieb Heshi Wattebsoit let
loose his eloquence last night, and it
knocked down the financial system of the
United States, the tariff and pension legis
lation before it stopped. The chevalier is
in high fettle.
They are smothering the fair "Brigands'
with roses these days. Whenwill Manager
Wilt's turn come for a floral pillow?
The appointment of Corporal Tanner's
successor is said. to have taken place. We
have heard this before, and yet as no one
has claimed the place in so many words for
a day or two we believe there is some truth
in the report
Babntjm's is now the greatest show on
water. Its former title won't fit for several
days, to come.
It is very seldom that a man gains any
thing in an exchange of overcoats,- but a
Pittsburger yesterday proved the rule by an
Vn common jury. of which were lined with diamonds. : lZ&:&$3Zk ' tr r ' ' ' W
exception, in securing a fall coat the pockets
of which were lined with diamonds.
exception, in securing a fall coat the pockets THE TOPICAL TALKER. SOME KOTABLE NUPTIALS. S ??J?.!.0?5afi?J!!!?.!?in5?t "Fe!. GOTHAM'S LATEST GOSSIP. CUEIODS CONBI8SATI0S& " i&tAd.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Waiteb Damrosch seems to be on the
high seas of prosperity.
Wn.HEi.srj, the violinist, is an accom
plished whistlerj. Musical Courier.
According to resort, Minnie Hank has sold
her house near Bale and bongbt that at one
time occupied by Wagner near Lucerne.
The Shah of Persia was so delighted with
the performance of "Excelsior," which he wit
nessed at the Pans Eden Theater, that he de
termined on having a representation riven in
his palace In Teheran.
Mrs. Augusta Evans-Wilson, the South
ern novelist, is short and stout, with a good-natured,
intelligent face, having an expression of
happy contentment, showing that She is on
good terms with her husband and the rest of
Eiima Abbott is reported to have recently
said: "Do you know, I have never been in bet
ter voice than I am now. Sorrow seems to
have developed new tones; to have deepened
and strengthened and mellowed them. I am
offered larger terms from managers than I have
ever had before."
Jons' D. Rockefeller, who is. known as
the "Petroleum King," is 52 years old, tall,
thin, dyspeptic-looking. His face is long, his
nose prominent, his mouth large. A few years
ago he was a poor man, and started out in li'
with $300 capital, borrowod from a confiding
friend; with this amount he set up as a small
dealer in wood and coat His wealth is now
estimated at 830,0001000.
Robert Bbownlnq is short and stout, with
a ruddy face, and he looks like he enjoyed a
good dinner, which he does, for he is one of tbe
greatest diners-out in London. He is very
agreeable, and to sit next to him is a privilege
eagerly sought He is not at all self-conscious
and is the least affected of men, having none of
Byron's misanthropy and dandified airs. He
likes an American almost as he does a good
dinner, and says our American beauties have
completely captured London, which be calls a
mere subnrb of America.
jib. and Mbs. Oscab Wilde are very
prominent figures in London society. Oscar
has abandoned his eccentric dress, which he
wore when he visited this country, a few years
since. That absurd costume was used as an
advertising dodge, and was successful for a
time,and helped to put money in bis purse. Mrs.
Wilde is a lovely woman; her eyes are as soft
and blue as the Italian sky; her complexion is
as fresh as a Jane rose; her figure is light and
graceful; her hair a soft, silken brown, and her
smiie sweet enough to melt the heart of the
most hardened womah-hater.
Mbs. Kate Chase has almost dropped out
of notice during the last few years. She is still
as brilliant in conversation, as charming in
manners, and exquisitely cultivated as in the
old days when she was the prond daughter of
the Chief Justice of the United States, the un
rivaled queen of Washington society, whose
good word was a passport to social recognition.
While in Kew York, not long since, she, who a
few short years ago, was the proud mistress of
a princely establishment, with troops of menials
ohseanious to do her biddinp. was liviner in a
modest lodging in a side street, with, "none so.
poor to do her reverence."
W. W. Stoby, the poet-sculptor, has one of
the largest and most beautiful studios in Rome,
where he has been established for 38 years.
Eight rooms are filled with his works, and after
viewing the acres of mutilated and discolored
statues In the Vatican and capitol, it Is a posi
tive relief to see the fresh and perfect works in
Mr. Story's stndio. He was the first sculptor
who represented Cleopatra as an Egyptian
queen, and not as a Roman matron. Mr. Story
has his home in the Barbanni palace, and is a
prominent figure in the best Roman society.
He is a small, handsome, man, with fine dark
eyes and white mustache. His manners are re
fined and courteous, his voice rich and musi
cal, and he converses with an easy grace that
adds a charm to his language.
Mask Twain has made many jokes on
others; but he cannot appreciate a joke on him
self, and during the last ten days he has not
been happy, for the No Name Magazine, of
Baltimore, got off an immense joke at bis ex
pense. In an article, written with dissolved
caustic, Mark Twain is pronounced "a pro
fessional funny man, and whenever he opens
his month tbe world is expected to laugh,
although it is sometimes to suppress a yawn."
This audacious magazine further says that tbe
"worthy Mark has no more enthusiasm than
his own Jumping Frogv no more refinement
than his Huckleberry Finn; and, in conclusion,
expresses a wish that his publishing business
may be so eminently successful that he will
never be induced to write again.
BOLD BEST BY AUCTION.
An Experiment In Disposing- of Bruit Works
Well In Gotham.
New Yobe, October 17. Commission men in
the domestic frnit business are panic-stricken,
according to a story told by E. L. Goodsell, a
wholesaler. He says that in a very short time
the entire receipt of fruit in this
city will be sold at anctlon. "The
first sale of Eastern "fruit by the new
?lan took place at a Park place house last
nesday," said be, "and it was a great success.
Tbe sale consisted of one carload of Coneord
grapes shipped by a grape growers' association.
Tbe carload of frnit averaged 27 cents a basket,
and within twenty-four hours tbe check for
settlement was on its way to the shipper.
"At the time of thia sale," continued Mr.
Goodsell, "commission merchants were selling
tne same grade 01 ira it ior a cents per oasitet
in lots to suit the purchaser, and many were
carrying stocks that conld not all be sold, and
wonld be thrown on tbe market next day at in
many cases, creatly reduced prices,
"This new plan of disposing of fruit in Kew
York will revolutionize the business. Twenty
years ago the auction system of disposing of
perishable fruits was adopted by several firms
In London and Liverpool, in deference to the
growers, who were dissatisfied with tbe system
of selling and the returns they were receiving.
Three years aeo the California fruit irrowers
did not believe in this system. To-day the bv
laws of two large unions of growers say that
tbe fruit must be sold at auction.
"The principal advantages of this system over
the old method of consignment to commission
merchants are many. One of the most impor
tant is tbe immediate and total sale of the fruit
on its arrival in tbe city before it has had a
chance to deteriorate, losses of this kind, of
course, being borne by tbe grower. In selling
through the commission merchants 0 growers
may ship to as many different agents or
commission men. The jobbers in search of
fruit go from' one commission man to another
beating down the price, and these 0 commis
sion men are virtually competing with one an
other to make sales. This cannot fall to de
greciate prices. Under tho auction system tbe
) growers will combine and ship their fruit to
gether to one house in this city. The time of
arrival is definitely known and tho sale can be
advertised. The jobbers meet and are forced
to become competitors, and the highest bidder
takes the fruit"
TEIBETE TO CAPTAIN JONES.
One of tbe Highest Testimonials It Is Possi
ble to Pay.
From the American Machinist.
In our issue of October 10 we gave a brief re
view of tbe life of Captain William R. Jones
as an engineer. On another page of this issue
we publish an article written by his friend, Mr.
J. F. Holloway, that gives a glimpse of his life
as a man. Every one who rea3s this tribute
will be impressed with tbe fact that great as
was the engineer, tbe man was greater. As an
engineer, he dealt with" the rough forces of
nature, bending them to bis purposes in a man
ner corresponding to their characteristics. As
a man. he dealt with tho finer phases of life,
and with more tban equal success.
As an engineer, Captain Jones was known tbe
world over. As a man, the writer has put
aside a corner of the drapery, and shown us
something of the Inner life. It is more tban
pleasant it is instructive to look 'at this
through the unveiled'opening. A knowled of the
man increases our admiration of the engineer.
GOOD TIMBER A NUISANCE.
Tbonsnnds of Acres of Fine Woodland
Robbed of Their Value.
Stbacuse, N. Y.. October 17. At the session
of the Carriage Builders' National Association
yesterday an important report on timber sup
ply was submitted. Among other'thlngs the
It seems incredible that there should beany
place in this country where good timber was con
sidered s nuisance, and the land worth more with
it off than with it on, yet such is the case all
through tbe South in the heavily wooded districts,
and this leads to a destruction or tbe trees by a
method called "deadening," by chopping Into
the trees all found at a convenient distance from
the cround, thus Killing them, and there they
stand, silent witnesses of an unwltemnd destruc
tive poucy. ine extent to wmen ims is done Is
surprising. Thousands of acres of timber arc thus
sacrificed every year, pot In the booth only, for
In the State pf Ohio we bave seen 41 firie hickories
The Countryman, the Shoeblack and the
Apple Spectacles and Opera Glasses
Hayseed at tbe Exposition.
The countryman is very much with us Just
now. The last days of the Exposition are at
tracting great numbers of him and his sisters
and bis cousins and his aunts.
On Smithfleld street yesterday morning a
strapping, travel-stained farmer leading a little
girl accosted a shoeblack thus: "Here, boy,
len1 us yer brush f er a minuter'
The boy, a sharp-faced, cute little fellow.
handed over, the brush, though he looked a
little askance at the dusty olothes of the
farmer. Tbe latter took the brush and swept
off the layer of yellow dust from his shoes.
Then be bade the girl put her feet upon a store
step and proceeded to brush the dust off her
shoes. That done he gave the brush back to
the boy, and saying "Thank yer," began to
walkaway. The shoeblack's face grew very
dark, and he planted his' small self in front of
the burly farmer.
''See yere, boss," he said, "ain't you goia ter
The farmer laughed and said: "Pay yer fer
what? Brushin' me own shoes and the gal's T"
"Bet yer lite, yer will," replied the shoeblack
The farmer put one of his big bony bands
into his overcoat pocket It reappeared with a
large red-cheeked apple In its embrace. He
gave it to tbe boy, and while the latter was
staring at this odd payment, he hurried away
and was soon lost in the crowd.
For fully two minutes the shoeblack stood
staring at the ruddy apple. Then he said ap
proximately: "I'll be blanked,"- and sank his
teeth into the Juicy fruit
Short-sighted peoplo are always at a dis
advantage in a theater. Indeed, so is everyone
who is obliged from any defect in the sight to
wear spectacles. Opera glasses are difficult to
manipulate while spectacles rest upon the nose
of the operator. I have heard some very pain
ful remarks proceed from the mouth of an
otherwise virtuous young man while he has
been trying to get his spectacles and his opera
glass into a common focus.
To the relief pf these unfortunates comes a
very well-known iron manufacturer of this city
With a novel arrangement He has invented
an opera glass with a spectacle attachment
Behind tbe small end of the opera glass is a
frame into which eyeglasses may be easily
slipped, and as easily removed again, so that
the lorgnette can be used one minute by a
faulty-eyed and the next by a whole-eyed man.
A patent has been granted on this simple, yet
ingenious contrivance, and I hear that 540,000
has already been offered to the Inventor 0f it
Thebe were more people at the Exposition
yesterday tban the big buildings could comfort
ably accommodate. Two-thirds of the visitors
bore outward and visible signs of being truly
In the picture gallery I overheard one tawny
skinned son of toil say to another: "Pmdurned
if I can see anythln but pictera here. Bill I" and
tbe pair made their escape from the gallery as
soon as they could.
The chaste delights which the approaches to
the Exposition afford to eye and nose and ear
have never been described properly.
Duqnesne way from the corner of Sixth street
to the -Exposition itself is a sierra of smells de
cidedly not sweet Yesterday afternoon a man
who stood in a cart outside a livery stable got a
good deal of fun out of shaking hay with a
pitchfork over the heads of pedestrians. The
hay seed fell on city and rural visitor alike, no
body who passed that way could avoid receiving
tbe infallible emblems of country origin. Just
as well, perhaps. Evened up the crowd.
HEAKLI 5,000,000 PEOPLE
Were Carried To and Fro by the Fallman
Car Company tbe Past Year.
Chicago, October 17. -The annual meeting
of Pullman's Palace Car Company was held iq
tbe Pullman building to-day, over Jl7,800,000
of capital stock being represented. The follow
ing directors were re-elected: George M. Pull
man, John Crerar, Marshal Field, J. W. Doane,
Norman Williams, O, S. A. Sprague, of Chi
cago, and Henry O. Hulbert of New York.
President Pullman supplemented hi3 annual
report with the following general Information:
There have been built and placed In service dur
ing: the year 141 sleeping, parlor,' dining and
special can. costing 117.812 each, or an aggregate
amount of!Z511,S9t!. There are now under con
struction at the company's works 64 cars, the es
timated colt of which is (385, 000. These cars when
completed will, with the 57 Mann, 127 Woodruff,
51 Union palace and 3 miscellaneous cars, pur
chased, make a total of 443 standard cars, besides
which there are now being operated 239 tourist
cars, xnere uas Deen expenaeaauriogine nscai
year for additions to the company's shops and
plant tbe sum or fC1.KS 20. The value of manu
factured product of all the car works of the com
pany for the year was 8.652,748 89, and or other
Industries at Pullman, Including rentals, 11, 735,
417 64, makings total of (1(338,16153, against
tlO,823,2S 18 for the previous year. The reduction
is due to a temporary lull in the demand for
freight cars In the spring of tho present year.
The average number of names on the payrolls
at Pullman for the Tear was 4,641, the wages paid
2,639,531 78, making an average for each person
employed or it w, agamsi ?wn uu inu previous
year, but still a high rate per capita compared
with the average of other manufacturing estab
lishments of a similar character. The total num
ber of persons In the employ of the company in
the manufacturing and operating departments is
11,063. Wages paid during the year. So. 677. 345 26.
The number of employes for the previous year
was 10,630, and the wages paid S5, 816,201 55. The
number of cars employed In the service is 1,760
standard and 239 tourist or second class. The
number of persons carried during the year was
4,242,642. The number of miles ran by cars was
144,642,618. The total mileage of railways covered
by contracts for the operation of the cars of this
company Is now 117,584, an Increase of 11,724
miles over the previous year.
GRATES OF THE ANARCHISTS
Decorated by tbo Socialistic Convention
Novr Meeting; at Chicago.
Chicago, October 17. Tbe Socialist Labor
party brought its convention to a close this
morning and tbe delegates went in a body to
Waldheim to decorate the graves of the mar
tyrs. Before adjourning they passed a Resolu
tion declaring that tbe persons who hissed the
American flag during the meeting held on Sun
day were either fools or police spies and hissed
only to give tbe capitalistic press another op
portunity to vent its spite against Socialists
Brooklyn was selected as the seat for the next
Executive Committee, Boston as tbe seat for
Appeal Board and New York as tbe seat for
tbe party organs. The convention did not se
lect the time or place for tbe next convention.
Tbe delegates went to Waldheim on the cars.
They hnng red flowers and white flowers tied
with rod ribbons upon tho Anarchist monument
ONE HONEST 0FPICE SEEKER.
He Admits That Ho Will Tara His Politics
for a Position.
NewYobk, October 17. Among the most
hopeful applicants for position at the Custom
Honse are the Democrats who were removed
from places thero by Collector Magone. Among
applications received by the Collector yester
day was one in which the writer said:
I have been a fervent and consistent Democrat
all my life, but If you will give me a job I will be
in the future a staunch and loyal Republican, sun
nortlnc that nartr financially and morallv. nn
condition that 1 am reinstated.
Attached to the application was an affidavit
witnessed by ten of bis friends to the effect that
at 3V ociock on me uay mat me letter was
written he had cast a Republican ballot in a"
A NEW NATIONAL LEAGUE.
An Effort is to be Ma do to Reorganize the
St. Louis, October 17, It is stated on the
authority of a prominent Irish Nationalist here
that the sudden visit to England of Dr. Charles
O'Reilly and Colonel John A. Kinson, of De
troit Is in the interests of a reorganization of
the National League m America. They are to
consult-with Mr. Parnell on this subject and in
relation to boldlnga convention in this country.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
WiNinPEO, MAX., October 17. Senator Har
dlsty died last evening from Injuries received
when he was thrown from his carriage two weeks
ago. He was cblel factor of the Hudson Bay
Company, lu charge of the district of Edmonton.
His father and grandfather were also chief factors
in the company's service. In fact, the Hardlsty
family basoeen connected with the company al
most since Its organization. Tbe deceased was a
brother-in-law ot Sir Donald A. Smith.
Readied, Pa., October 17. Louis Bitter, a well
known citizen, died yesterday afternoon ofapo
pley, aged 7 years. Deceased was the son' of
John (titter, who represented this district Iq Com '
grots nearly 40 Tears ago, and who was the pro-:
prietor of the Beading Adter, tne oldest tierman
newsnaner In the United States, from ISO" in th
time of bis death in 1851. Deceased was associate
editor of tbe Adter forjt number of years,
Anderson - Minncmyer Overholt Law
Kovrand-Eatou and Several Others.
Tbe Second Presbyterian Church was hand
somely decorated with tropical plants last
evening and filled with a fashionable audience
to witness the wedding ceremony pf Miss Carrie
Anderson and Mr. Henry W. Minnemeyer,
which occurred at 5 o'clock.
The bridal party was announced by the
strains of the "Lohengrin" bridal chorus.
Ushers F. S. Stewart and Edward Miller pre
ceded the bride, who was escorted by her
brother, Mr. Charles Anderson, up the left
aisle of the church, while Messrs. J. G. Ibmsen
and J. N. Cook preceded the groom and, the
best man, Mr. Reuben Phillips, up tho opposite
aisle. Meeting at the altar, Mr. Anderson and
Mr. Phillips continued attendance at the cere
mony which Rev, Sutherland pronounced mar
riage. Tho bride is a daughter of Mrs. Jane W.
Anderson and a niece of Mr. K. W. Stedman,
manager 01- tne singer Manufacturing com
pany. The groom is a son of Mr. H. W. Min
nemeyer, and is engaged with his father in the
Union Malleable Iron Works. The young peo
ple are both prominent members of the Alle
gheny German Club, and have a host of friends
who unite in wishing them a long and happy
union. The bride was attired in a neat, close
fitting chamois colored traveling' suit with hat
and gloves to correspond. Her bouquet was of
yellow roses. The gentlemen were all in cus
tomary attire, and wore white rosebuds.
Mr, and Mrs. Minnemeyer supped at the
home of Mr. Stedman In Belle view. From
there they took the train for the East where
they will spend a few weeks. Upon their re
turn they will be at home at M5 East Ohio
A YEB0JJA WEDDING.
Archie Rovrand's Daughter Diary United
to O. L. Eaton.
Tbe Verona Methodist Episcopal Church was
tastefully decorated last evening with wild
flowers, chrysanthemums, canvas and forest
leaves in their fall beauty "in honor of the mar
riage of Miss Mary K. Rowand, daughter of A.
H. Rowand, Jr., the Republican candidate for
District Attorney, to Mr. Osmau Lynn Eaton, a
prominent hardware dealer of "Verona. The;
ceremony was performed by Rev. T. N. Eaton,
Presiding Elder of the Pittsburg M. E. Confer
ence, and a brother of the groom, assisted by
Rev. J. B. Weber, pastor of the church, and was
witnessed by a large and fashionable gathering
of about 300 people.
The bridal party entered the church to the
strains of the Lohengrin wedding march,
played by Mrs. W- D. Lytle, and in the follow
ing order marched to the altar: The ushen, E.
E. Eaton and.Harrv Rowand. brothers of the
bride and groom respectively," were followed by
the bridemaids, Miss Mary D. Rowand.
daughter of A T. Rowand, pf Edge
wood, and Miss N. Louise Long, daughter
of Mr. Leon J. Long, of Allegheny, both full
cousins of the bride, and then the bride on the
arm of her father advanced to the chancel,
where the groom andbest man. Mr. J. R. Alter,
of Parnassus, awaited tbem.
The bride was handsomely-attired in a dress
of cream fuille silk, made in princess style,
with court train. The bodice was V back and
front with elbow sleeves trimmed in real lace.
Tbe only ornament worn was a pendant of dia-.
monds and jewels, the gift of tbe groom. The
bouquet was of snowposes. The bridemaids,
were dressed, one in corn-colored silk and the
other in a delicate blue-tinted silk, both made
in Qretchen style, with ribbon "garniture, and
carried bouquets of white roses. The ushers
were in the usual dress.
The collection of wedding presents Included
everything handsome' in the line of 'silver,'
china, bric-a-brac, etc, also a deed from the
bride's parents of two valuable lots on. Center
avenue. After tbe ceremony the bappy couple
Immediately departed for an extended tour
through the Eastern cities.
AK AUTUMNAL CEBEH0HT.
Overholi's Daughter United to a
Plttsburser at Sit. Pleasant.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.8. Over
holt on Main street Mt Pleasant, a very
pretty autumnal wedding was celebrated at 6
o'clock last evening.
The bride was their daughter, Annie May
Overholt and the groom Mr. Carl Clayton
Law, of Pittsburg. The house was handsomely
decorated with tropical plants and autumn
leaves. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
a G. Reading, of Williamsport, an uncle of
the groom, assisted by Rev. if. L, Reynolds,
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Verona. The ushers were-Abe O. Overholt of
Scottdale; ViH H. Davis, of Pittsburg, and
Messrs. Dan W. Kuster and W. Dick Shupe, of
this place. The maids of honor were the little
nieces of the bride. Misses Edith and Millo
McCain and Belle Clarke, who were charmingly
dressed in silk mulle. The bride wore a gown
of cream faille francaise trimmed with em-
nroidered silk mulle, and carried a large
bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the
ets of Marecbal Nell roses. Over 100 guests
were present irom .raiSDUrg, Philadelphia,
Connellsville, Rochester and other points.
Among them were: Mr. and Mrs.B.F.Overholt
of Scottdale! Mrs. Captain Markle, of West
ftewton;Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caton, of Irwin;
Miss Laura Bhallenberger, Rochester; Colonel
J. M, Held, of Connellsville: W. O, Connolly.
Jr., and wife, Mrs. Charles F. Jahn and Miss
Siblie Leonard, of Pittsburg; H. P. Snyder and
Wife, of Connellsville: Oeorira M. WpHain gn'l
wife, Philadelphia: Rev. Leroy Stephens and
wife; Mrs. H. B. Williams, of Punxsntawney;
Miss Lizzie Lyon, of Altoon'a, and Miss'J. H.
?;.BtIm,me1' J- - Dysart, James A. Israel and
W. U. Connolly, Jr., of Pittsburg, were also
The Well.Known Court Clerk Wedded
an Onkdale Belle.
One ot the prettiest weddings of the year
was solemnized last evening at Oakdale, on the
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis Railroad.
The bride was Miss Roberta Short, daughter
of Mrs. Elizabeth Snort, and the groom was
Andrew J. McQultty, clerk of Common Pleas
Court No. 2, and one of the best known and
popular young gentlemen of Mansfield. .
He is also a prominent politician of the coun
ty. The ceremony occurred at the residence ot
the bride s mother at 7 o'clock, only the imme
diate relatives and friends of the couple belnz
The bride and groom were attended by A. J.
McQultty a brother of the latter, and Miss
Ella Wallace. Each of the ladles carried a
bunch of Jacqueminot roses. The ceremony
was performedby the Rev. Messrs. McJunkin
and Aoheson. Mrs. Grace presided at the
Immediately after the wedding a reception
was held and a collation served. Mr. McQuittv
andhisbri'dejeftforthe East on an extended
wedding tour. On their return 'they 'will re
side in Mansfield. . . . . i o-
DOING MISSIONARY W0RBT.
Shadyslde Presbyterian Church Members
Make Outfits for Orphans.
The lecture room of the Bbadyslde Presby
terian Church, just off Amberson avenue, pre
sented a busy scene yesterday. Fifty animated
ladies and a complement of sowing machines
transformed heaps of showy muslin and pretty
checked ginghams into sheets, pilfow cases,
night robes and dresses for the use of the littbj
patients in tbe new Children's Hospital.
The ontire day was devoted to" the work nn
der the supervision of the Ladles' Home Mis
sionary Society of thechnrch." An appetizlnir
lunrh. was served to tbo workers at la o'clock
in the dining room of the parsonage, havlne
been contributed by the members of the
THE SEAB0N OPENED.
Concf rdla Clab Members Have Tbelr First
A large attendance ot the members of the
Concordia Club honored the opening of the.
season at the club honse, on Stockton avenue,
last evening. The reception room was very
prettily decorated with vines and cnt flowers,
while a handsome screen of palms, ferns and
tropical plants hid Toerge Bros., musicians
from the guests in the ballroom, all of which'
was the handiwork of Ludwic & Richter. ' "
The supper comprised all the delicacies pro
curable, ana was served under the supervision
of tbo cnef of tbe club. Thanksgiving even
ing will be the next festive occasion of the
An Allestaeny Wedding.
Miss Mary C. Ewipg, a daughter of Mrs.
Retta a, relict of James Ewing, 153 Irwin ave
nue, was married at 5 o'clock last evening ip
Mr. WtU Groeizinger. The wedding was a very
private affair, only intimate friends being pres
ent Rev. H. T. McClelland tied the knot in
the parlor of the family residence, after which
a supper was served to the guests. The bridal
couple will take a short trip East and then
commence upoq the realities of life at their
residence on Buena Vista street. "
The Cup and Pqucercrs,
Miss Mary Torley entertained the" members
of the Cup and Saucer CJuq, at her home, 3613
Penn avenue, yesterday afternoon,- Ih'i' plea
ures of tbe occasion were somewhat ringed
with sadness, as the" marriage of Miss Torley
next Tuesday to Mr. Bernard F. O'Callahan, of
Philadelphia, and her removal to that city, will
depriye the club of a cherished member.
IT W4S. I)ONAT10$ DAT,
Children's Temporary Home
Much Benefited Yestcdrny.
The little ones at the Children's Temporary
Home, No. 96 Washington street realized that
the ice cream and cake served them yesterday
was "awful good," but i( is safe to assert that
they did not realize how much more than sim
ple goodies reception day meant to thenv
Mrs. Llppincott was busy all day receiving
friends of the Home and donations for its use:
A goodly sum of money and a quantity of pro
visions, clothing and tinware was sent in by
friends of the institution.
Lunch was served to visitors from 12 to 2
o'clock, and a great many testified to the ex:
cellent manner in which the committee can
trolled tbe department; Tbe ladies in charge
were Mrs. B. E Llppincott Mrs. A. E. Duff,
Mrs. W. H. House, Mrs. A. W. Rook, Miss J:
W. Magee, Mrs. Judge Ewing, Mrs. John Dun
lap, Mrs. Jane McElroy, Mrs. John Arthurs,
Mrs. John Dunlevy, Mrs. Judge Williams and
Misses Moreland, Relter, Farley and Semple.
Iq a Social Way.
A fifteen course dinner was served at 6
o'clock last evening at Mrs. B, F. Raffertf's
home, WIS Fifth avenue. "Covers pere laid for
20 guests, consisting of Intimate friends of Ufe
family, who were invited to meet Mrs. James
L. 'Morris, of Meadvllle, the Misses Luttgen
and Fowler, of "the same city, and Miss Grace
Dirickson, of Tacoma, Wash., a niece of Mrs.
Rafferty. After the dinner six-handed euchre,
was indulged in.
A notable Connellsville weddingwas cele
brated at hieb. noon yesterday. The contract
ing parties were Miss Sarah Johnston, daugh
ter of Captain Uoyd Johnston, and Mr. George.
w. Gallagher. The omclating elereyman was
Rev. F. N. Foster, and the Methodist Church
was the place selected for tho ceremony. The
future borne pf the young couple will be New
Haven, where the gropmisa practicing physi
cian. - - -
A BEUxioH of 15 members of the, Iron City
Fishing Club, who spent a "delightful month
camping out in Ontario la'st season, occurred at
the residence of 11 r. and Mrs. A. M. Murdoch,'
326 Collins avenue, last evening. The house
was tastefully decorated with cut flowers, and
refreshments were, served by Eubn. Card play
ing and reminders of the enjpyments of camp
life were the. order of the evenhig.
Mbs. W. H.'cassidt, of Breckenridge ave-
-nue, held a reception yesterday in honor of
Mrs. Edith Rea, Ridge street Allegheny.
About 160 ladles were received by Mrs. Cassidy
and Mrs. Rea. The house was fragrant with
cut flowers and the refreshments served were,
of tbe choicest " " '
Mbs. Colonel Tuohas Hudson, of 6S82
Ellsworth avenue, entertained some 23 guests
at a 6 o'clock dinner last evening. Pittsburg,
Allegheny and East End were all represented.
The dinner was served by Kubn.
Mbs. Thos. Hobsok, of North Hiland ave
nue. East End, entertained the Ladies' Aid
Society, of Emory M. E. Church, yesterday
The nuptials of Miss Ada Pearson, and Mr.
Richard Shore were celebrated at the home, of
the bride's parents in Craf ton last evening. '
OPP FOR, AN AFRICAN PRESERYE.
Well-Knqvfn flew Yorkers Who Go Gun
nine on the Dark Continent.
New Yobk, Qctober 17. RoyaT P, Carroll
and Henry Carey, who sailed on- the City of
New York, are bound for Africa on a hunting
expedition. The third member of the party is,
William AstoV Chanler, a brother pf Mrs,
Rives Chanter's husband. ' Mn Chanler is al
ready at Zanzibar. Mr. Carroll is a son of ex
Governof Carroll, of Maryland, and a grandson
of Royal Phelps, of this city,' from whom he
inherited a large fortune. ,
Mr. Carroll and Mr. Chanler hunted in Africa
two. years ago. This time the party will leave
Zanzibar about January and go to tbe interior
toward Lake Victoria Nvanza. nasslntrthrouzh
the Masai country. The trip will take about
SQUP DAKOTA'S FIRST SENApRS,
Moody and Pettlerevr Declared Elected.
Amid the Greatest Enthusiasm.
Piebbe, 8. D., October 17, The Legislature
met in joint session at noon and proceeded to
canvass the votes for United States. Senators.
They declared Moody and Pettigrewthe Sen
ators with ronsing cheers. The body then ad
journed, to meet in January. Edgerton's
friends to-day commenced an active canvass
for his appointment to a United States Judge
ship, and secured indorsements of all the mem
bers of the Legislature.
Tbe special train to-day left at 2 o'clock for
Sioux Falls, with Senator Moody, Judge Edger
ton, the State officers and members, An im
mense celebration will occur there.
A Chance for Ambitions Heiresses.
From the Chicago News.l
There are 3,200 Russjans of noble birth Who
are beggars by'professian. Really, American
heiress? s who wish to marry titles have no
reason to despair pf success.
Edwabd Ratjsing, of Lancaster, has sued
the Western Union Telegraph Company for fOO
lost through an error of tbe company in tbe
sending of a telegram concerning the sale of six
carloads, of potatoes. ;
THE Harrisburg Telegraph is trying fo find
the dog which passed through the capital city a
few days ago with a can-tied to its tall. The
reporter who witnessed the transit thinks tbe
animal could win 'next year's Futurity stakes,
and wants to. enter it in the race.
While out hunting last week M. E. Crowley,
of Toungstown, captured an enormous snake
that has since attracted considerable attention.
Mr. Crowley has secured as a partner and gen
eral manager, Mr. D. C. Bucklin, and the $wo
intend placing it on exhibition.
Indiana, Pa., is a. prohibition town. The
Messenger of that place contains the following
in a recent issue: "On Friday night last there
arrived here 28 kegs of beer, 1 five-gallon keg of
whisky and S one-gallon packages. This is re
peated nearly every day in the week."
Mbs. Hrx.ES, prominent in Williamsport
flood relief matters, met with a loss on Satur
day. She was assisting in the distribution of
clothing, and, the room being somewhat close,
removed her coat a garment ot value. Another
lady took up tbe coat, and singling out an un
fortunate i.n need of such a garment, handed it
over, under tbe impression that it was there for
distribution. The mistake was not discovered
until the woman, who bad been made happy,
had disappeared, eScased in the costly coat
'Aittle bird flew Into E. R. Hull 4 Co.'s
store, at Akron, 0 one day last week, and after
flitting about tbe room sometime perched an a
chandelier directly over the head ot David
James, who bas charge of tbe children's de
partment It was remarked at the time that
should the, bird alight; upon the head of Mr.
James he would soon hear of the death of a
friend. No sooner were the words said than
the strange little visitor descended airectiy
upon the bead of the salesman, and then darted
out into the street and was gone. In a short
time Mr. James received word that his little
son was dying, and hastening home found tbe
message to be true- This incident .actually pc,
curred. and those who Witnessed it were greatly
astonished a,t the verification pf an old sign. It
was a strange coincidence.
A mountain farmer ot Wert county, W
Va., wandered into a country store the other
day and inquired who was successful at the
Presidental election last November. He bad
voted for Harrison on that day and then re
tired to his' mountain haunts, and until Tues-,
day of this week did not know that his candi
date had been elected.
PUIS TO COME,
Habet Watson's, All-Amerlcan Specialty
Company will hold the boards at Harry Will
iams' Academy for a week, beginning Monday.
The sale of seats for Little Lord ' Fauntler
roy" at the Grand Opera House next week,
opened auspiciously yesterday.
At Harris' Theater nex.t week "Dan1!
Boone." with a goo company and houses, will
be the bill. , """
Oliver. Doud Byron in a eqnple qf h(s pop
ular plays,, will fill the Bijou next wee if.
The TjYqrl'j Museum pahj eb9W; next woek.
PMal9BWD0gratcra -. ,
Colonel Shepard's Last Break.
fNXW TOBXBnBXAU SPECIALS.!
New Yobe; October 17, Not long ago Colo
nel Shepard addressed circular letters to a
hundred pxmore bartenders who were leaking
for chances to mix drinks and tap beer for
bibulous New Yorkers. After enumeratine'ln
these circulars inducements' which the Mail
and Express offered as an adrertlsing'medlutn,'
Colonel' Shepard says: "The readers of tho
Mail and Express are the very people you
should talk: to about a situation, aud we have
such faith tha yog wjll securp a position" it
you advertise in our columns, that if it should
happen that ypu do not succeed the first time
we win insert your aurerusemeni irea again
upon your statement that you have not suc
ceeded, thus 'guaranteeing you entire satisfac?
tipn.1'- Colonel Shepard concludes each, letter
with the wish that bis correspondent may have
"success in his efforts to "get employment"
Some bartender was wicked enough to send the
le'ttef addressed to him tq one qf Colonel Shep
ard's evening cotemporarfes, who published it
this evening with several rather uncompli
mentary comments trppn this new departure of
the organ of the Vanderbilts and the Presby
They All Think He's Wrong.
A large delegation of uptown importers, in
cluding 'Messrs: Constable. McCreey, Thurber,
Slpane, Hatch, Aitken, Stern, Park,Vernqn"H
Browfl, G. H. Schwab, Solomon Howell and O'.
L. Tiffany, left the city for Washington at i
o'clock" this afternoon. They will meet Secre
tary Windom at IQ o'clock to-morrow morning,
and try to convince him. that he was. aU wrong
in deciding to locate the new appraiser's stores,
at Bowling Green, the jumplng-off place down;
Considered Off His Base.
Tha 'counsel of Charles McDvaine, the 13-year-old
burglar who, tour weeks ago," mur
dered Christian Luca, a prosperous Brooklyn
grocer, began bis defense this morning. Mc
Ilvalne's mother and sister were his first wit
seises. They related several curious stories
about the young murderer's babyhood and boy
hood, with a view toward proving that be was
mentally deranged. Mrs. McBvaine ascribed
his insanity to the fright, she experienced In a
shlpwreck'three months before his birth. She
also" thought that a bean, which got into bis ear
in babyhood, and a hairpin which sbevafily
attempted to extract it with, baa affected his
brain." She was quite confident that he "still
had the bean in his head when ha committed
the murder, because she had never seen, it drop
out Young Mc'Dvalne's married sister cor
roborated h,er mother's, bean story, and told
how she frequently had seen, her brother rave
andsmfth" furniture without cause. Onetime
he cut up her plush sacque into small bits, with
the intention, of subsequently hocus-pocusing
them into a sealskin sacque. He also put his
foot through her accordion, and often imagined
the family wished to poison him. The defense
Will be continued to-morrow.
Drank, Rich, and Dressed Up.
Joseph Morgan, a transient boarder at tbe
Gilsey House, ' went" out pna' big spree last
night with his, pockets full of money. A police
man found him roaring drunk In the street at
midnight with $1,015 "left, and locked him up.
This morning AJr. Morgan paid a fine of 810,
and hurried, put'of court through the back way
to avoid observation.
Heroism of a Mother.
Robert Mams, of PUjtnfjcld,-N. J., was away
from home last night At Q o'clock Mrs.
Adams and her three" children went to bed in
tbe second story of their frame house. At 11
O'clock this morning Mrs. Adams awoke to
find ie whole, interior of, the house ablaze.
Escape by the "stairway "was, impossible. 'She
screamed for h,eip, but-"Oon,ej came. She
snatched ber children from tneirsmokingbedsl
tied each of them, up itj a sheet,' anp; lowered 1
mem 10 me. grouna Dy means of a rope maqg
of her underclothes. Then she tried to lef her
self down 'on the same rope. A knot slipped,
however, and she fell 25 feet. Her left ?ejz was
fractuBBdand her back was incurably injured.
The; fle la "supposed tq have been incendiary,
Empty bottles, smelling of kerosene and
charred remnants 'of qii-soaked waste and
straw haye been found in the' c'eUar. " " 4
Done at tbe Last Tarn.
"Grand Central Pete" Lane, a bunko staerer.
who has been swindlinKSoft-hearted pld Brook
lynities right and left for" the last 'few months.
Was confronted by a dozen pf lis victims in, a
police court this; morning., E,acb,ylqtiin reluc
tantly told his tale of woe. One had lent the
bunk'o steerer fl3 toget the corpse of a friend out
of hoc at the express office. Another had gjven
him f 15 on a brass watch which wouldn't go.
Others had been deceived by the bunko steerer't
professions qf schoolboy friendships) into help
ing him financially to get Imaginary packages
of Indian paraphernalia and father's or mother's
corpses out of ' railway freight offices. All this
testimony was too much even for the assurance
of Grand Central Pete. He wept a little, shook,
groaned, and once exclaimed: 'They've done
me this turn, sure." He was remanded.
Bnrnpra's oa the 31a; Briar.
The cavalcade of Barnum, proprietor of tha
"grandest show on earth," arrived in New York
to-day and departedJor-England on the steam
ship Furnessia to-night The animals and
curiosities of the show, with its paraphernalia,
were taken across the Brooklyn bridge this
morning. The Furnessia will deposit its burden
in London, where. jhesbow will open next
month. Thq stat performers preceded the
main detachment to-day on thq steamship City
pf Rome. A feature of tha show in the Old
World will be a quintet of standard bred trot
ting horses under the management of "Jack"
Splan, one" of this country's foremost drivers.
Tbe trotters will open the eyes of the English
pqblic, Mr. Barnum thinks, who are accus
tomed tq see onlyjthorqughbred runners, per;
form. James Bailey, Barnuma. partner, sailed
for Southampton, on" the steamship August
yictqria this af ternqqn.
Haudsosse Harry Has to ifasg.
"Handsome Harry" Carlton, who murdered
Policeman James Brennan in a streef row;, que
year ago, was tcnlay sentenced to be hanged on
December 6V" Carlton has had wq trials, He.
was first sentenced last February,
KISSING AS A CRIME,
4 Chicago GIrL Fined for Being of a T04
Chicago, October 17. Blanche Kelson, a
hanqsome, gorgeously-dressed young woman.
Was brought before Justice C J. White this
morning for trial. The charge against ber was
plain "disorderly conduct"
'What's the charge against this glrlf ' asked
"I don't know that this is any crime," said
the Conrt,"reflecti'vely. "Tell me the story."1'
It appeared from- the eviden.ee that yesterday
afternoon the affectionate young creature.
While under the influence of wine, created a
scene at the corner of Halsted and Madison
streets by kissing all the good-looking young
men she. could catch. Very little oqtory on the
part'of tbe'victlms was made, and everything
went well until a solemn! middle-aged man.
having tha appearance and garb of a clergy
man, came along. The girl seized him; He ap
peared anytning out reconciiea w ner caresses.
As the middle-aged gentleman struggled to
free himself from Blanche's embrace, a crowd
gathered and a' policeman bove In sight The
patrol wagon was summoned. Inside of ten
minutes Miss Blanche was behind, prison bars
at the Desplalnes street station. The girl's de
fense this morning was'notot the best and she
wag fined to and costs. -
THE DRUMMER'S MISTAKE.
I me t her on a Pullman car
' Ia section number nine;
Xacb eye shone like a morning star,
,Ylth radiance divine.
80 when 1 placed my bag and traps
' In section number ten."
be looked so tempting 'mid her wraj)
."I sought ber face again. '
She glanced at me with roguish pose.
Yet Innocent of guile,
Then colored like a blushing rose
And tried to hide a smile;
The .sweet confusion bnt enhanced
" Her dainty tint of pink.
And quite by accident she chanced
The nearest eye to wink.
When she refused my proffered card
With scorn and proud) disdain, .
1 tried my boatnd pleaded bard
'Mr errerta explain? "
I tIus,s4ess4,"?,ya'd wink K yea's -I
g-,A eweer yew eye.w
The firemen or Flint, Miek.,were called
out the other evening to put out tbe moos.
A 40-pound druaefishr caught at Cape
The firemen or FJtet, Miefc., were called 'jgit
way, a couple of days sinee, bad half adezea
soft shell crabs In Its stevacb.
APhiladelphia school teacher baa beea
foreed to resign her positioaf or "alienating tha
affections of Mrs. Sallie Smith's hasbaad."
At. the rate of increase ia the past fe
years the wool crop of Colorado will soon ex
ceed in value the output of bar silver mine.
A. Bambo, of Big Pine, Nev., tried to
pull a loaded shotgun through'a fence last
week. The doctors say the left arm wfll have
to be taken off. ,
The telegraph operators of New York'
are to appear as actors October 3L Robert
son'4 ''Caste! is the play in which they wtH
make their bcjW.
At a California fair, the other day, a
Plumas County man ate forty-three eggsfe?
supper- Th,e next morning for an appetizer be
partook of nine boxes of sardines. " ' '
The painting "IS Angelas," whiek has
arriyed' at New York, is HtxZoX inches" ia steel
The customs duties on it amount to J8e,8,
which must be paid or It will be returned to.
Eoommates qBarreled'la, BtHm,Jjt.Jf., i
and one drew all the bedejqhes away f seat the
other. The other" then', dropped his band care
lessly on tbe one's nose, ana there followed a
suit iu court over the brakea. member.
James Blackert, a colored man who .
dances in dime museums on Broke glass w
his bare feet struck a man in the eyewMs's
piece of glass in Philadelphia the other day fer '
carelessly throwing the glass "on the stage oa
which Blackert was standing;" .---.
The Chinese titles for California railway",
Stations are many qf them striking if notia?
leiugioie. liamanaa rms. is tor tbem Lessa
Pabk:Azusa is transformed Into Swisha: San
Bernardino In the Mongolian pidgin, veraacelar
becomes Sa' Bedino, and so on."
"While sitting at his desk in the library
of the White House a few days ago tbe Presi
dent was surprised at the Intrusion pf a big
gray rat who deliberately crawled" upon a side
table and dragged o2 a piece at fruit whies
bad tempted him from his hiding pjaoa.
It ia proposed to substitute wooden clap
pers for the iron ones now ia use oa locomotives
running into New York, and whiea are so of tea
complained of as nulsanoe. . The sound would
still make noise enongh to be heard where they
should be, while the neighborhood would get
The grading of fresh fruit befefe it is
packed or sent to the cannery fram orchards
and vineyards in the far West k deae efceafiy
and successfully "by several rival manfciniw.
Raisins are stemmed and graded bymiothnry.'
Almonds are hulled by a'very useful add eep
contrivance In use, in most of the orefeewlsV
The parers, enrers and various kinds of kafcretr
uied are nearly all of the Pacific coast stjes.'""
James Shields, ot Creston, Is., arrived
in Kansas City the other .evening 'wHi his ;
bnde ot a week. Leaving bis wife la the le'
watting room' of tbe Unkm depot, be' weet
across the street to find a hotl- Whea "he "re
turned his wife was gone. He speet several
hours laoklni for her, and flaally reported ttia
matter to tha police. The mb-sing wamaa is 13
years of age. Shields, who bad never beea' ia
Kansas City, went there to reside.
The transfer of bees, from que hive or
locality to another, may he made ia the fall,
but it mast be doSia before warm weather is;
over in order that the bees may mend and re
pair the, comb and seal up with propoHa, but
the'transfsr is better made in the spring, as
early as, the weather wfll permit The combs
are 'mare easily handled then, baTisg- little)
honey. No process ia apicultars gives a better,
introduction to beas or mora confluence to self
rring. After this is saeeessfully
done, no man
1 or Doy
r h as any fear of bees.
Mr. Henry Sxall, of J&ieaasoBd, Va., 1
claims to bayq suggested a tower similar to
th'at now known as the ElKel tower as long ago
aslSTS. He says.; 1 have jet' ray plans,' and
only last year proposed to the Mayor of Chieafsa
to put them in tha bands of some of Miericb
and enterpneiBg men In that city, whew tea
tower Would make a grand show near the edge
cf tbe lake, and over a large extent of ceaatry.
The Major replied, that tbe city gavwaaea
could not enter" on ueh" a scheme, aod he did
not propose to favor it so much as to profess it
to the citizens." " .-.--
OX. 1.' H 111 I .. A MNlri l.aMBtt m IMA -
Mahabiaxata, said: TWs is the great eyfe peea :f
of India. It contains over aKteWh,eWe a
supplement of about W, 869 Uoes:Maiafats maker
eight times as much as the Diad.aaiJMyssey .
com BineeVwitn. " several Vh-is thrown ia. '
I Some philologists have derived its nHe fees .
r vnnli wunlni, "fwwdr nf watcrfct " fniamaMP"
that the gods preferred ft above all otaers: bat
this is iaatrff uL and its real" origin is f ream
words meaning ''great war of Bborasa.'' The
poem to hlebly valued It might almost be said
Worshiped throughout India. The natrres
consider that even to have heard it Is uu stiff;
lug, and to have read it through frees eat em .' .
fe ,"-,.. -
A certain Lewistea, Her, wosaaaisia -.;
luck. Recently she sat ooaottog some hBe to ;.-4
the amount of f80 which she had just taken oat ,.
VU UU1,A,U1, A,m OTV 0OM .H ",i,
BHau. sou uuiHfUK BwiBinwi raoa a im
plants she, picked tfeess o&aad mooeantoaMy
crumpling tbem and. the bsOs ia her Imhm,
thrust tbe whole late tha stove; laid ia ,kd
Ungs, turned oa kerosene, (sahted tha waete
and went into another r-eom. Suddenly seare
ing tor her bills to reptaee tbem is her wallet,
she thought of what she bad deae, and seisfeg
a dipper or com water turnea upea we. are
lnanoniasquiaKnsw as ever see ena any- -T
thing. Trnly-,me was swney" with her test -then.
And she aetaally rescued tie wMe
amount undamaged except' one bill, the edces "
of which were sllgbay s torched.
Sumpter county, 6a., boy. was hantteg ia
the wooinear Chapman's mill, sine raesftesa
Americus, when he saw a squirrel jasatBgaad
capering nnd chattering with its har aH tersed
tbe wrong way, and seemingly la neat terror;
Will crept toward the squirrel, keeping the
trees between them, until he' got wtthfa fbo .
fen feet of the frisky little feltew.'waeB aei
cocked his gun ana stepped to the sMe to get -,
sight on bis game. He was nearly paralysed hyg
on nth or sonnd; a. sound, oleir. sham aad
.. -?Vi - .. J . ..-..., 1-fs Aim A ---- .n4&i'
iq Bis near, au ,ium bsb m w....
fear, but be east bis eyes around to leeaee'MS
within fivafeet-of hi, with bead ereeC eyes
ablaze, ana its forgea league nyiae is aaa oat
like lightning.' Willie "took no tfiw. to think,
neither did he' take sight with Ms gas, bat;
turning the muzzle eward tbe angry raptae. be
pulled the trigger aid sprang aaieev e shot
told on the head of the rejrtile. and WtWe looked
awhile at the writhing nsasa ana ran to Chap
man's mill and tail hi story. They went and
saw the bte snake, which was about 38 laches in
oiMumfej&ce, 7 feet 'long and eperted 38
AMOSG thk rnxifY FOLKS.
First Physician Did old Coapeajs ease
yield to your treatment?
Second Fbyaiclsn-It Hs. I treated It elxmenths
and it yielded something like tOSO.'-Tdn,
First Arizonian So Pete is aeaeV Did
he die a natural death?
Beeond ArlzonUn Yes: haag first and teeashot
full of buck and ball. Tims. - ,
Mrs. Upton Flatte (to applicant) Why
ma Ton lose vonr last nlaee?
Miss O'Kourke dunno. Ma'am. The
just said It was because 1 couldn't kape as
Mrs. Chipper I am serry I hart
hnv'i feallnm. Mrs. Wake.
Mrs. Blake Yes, Johnny Is very teaaehesrtsey
sometimes, especially when I ask btra gjfejw
errands. Tims. ip3sS
'And I want to Yi To X hMbftadJ'sla'
an sppropriate place," said the widow, to see
clusioa, to Slab, the graYestoae man, "Yeasaia,"
said Slab, "To ray""Bee"ai in sa" aprtaSo
place." Chicago Liar. ' ;;'
He said, "Good-bye, pay love, jeed-bye;"
A minute passed, and then
He said, "Uood-nlgbt ay sweet:" sad then
He said, "Good-night" again.
"' Boston Cottrier.
Get the Best TesarjeraBee Woaiaa My
friend, if yoa don't want whlskro get the best of
you, yoa must get the best of whisky.
Promising Subject I do. Mum, wncn.I can; but
when a feller's only got a nickel ,Puet.
"L don't think Joaes has been indulging
too nvaeb." said his stadlv bellsving spouse: ''but
still I thought it rather pdd of him that lie should
wrench, the knocker o the front door and bring 1
np to me as I sat In bed, saying that he'd gathewa.
anotaer rose xor use out oiifieganieu.iv-. -simple
boy! He's" just sa loving and sentlaeajsl
as ever ae was.'i avoir rrtss.
Ancient Hieterv-Jones. who bad
llriealnr to the imtBaarlnff of some Cong:
Boanerges, said to frisnd as he came out ia
Weill that's waat I oau rrai ot""-j!A
Bet he doesalt understand the EasHsa
hew vea aiad: weea I wmh
geHa mass, 1
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