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. THE HTTSBTIRG DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER- 23, J1889.
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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. OCT. a 1S89."
It is Terr pleasant to have the constant
assurances which the Pittsburg public is
receiving that onr electric light wires are
perfectly safe. We should be glad to be
lieve they are, as implicitly as we do believe
that they are much superior in safety to the
wires which have caused so many deaths in
New York. Nevertheless some facts appear
which arc likely to disturb the implicit
faith which might otherwise be placed in the
earnest assurances of the gentlemen who are
interested in leaving the wires where they
Thus we are informed that a thoroughly
insulated wire, bearing a current of 2,000
volts, contains no danger to the public.
Supposing the insulation to be indestruct
ible, either by the abrasion of crossed wires
or any other source, how would it be if there
is a fire? Are the firemen whose duty it
may be to cut away these high tension
wires to do it at the risk of their lives? If
the cutting can be done without fatality
what will be the result if the exposed ends
complete a circuit by contact with a build
ing, or the ground or the body of an unfor
tunate bystander? The electric light com
panies mar be able to take these risks, but
we do not think the public can afford to.
The matter is not to be remedied by at
tacking any single company and leaving
others undisturbed, as was proposed in
Councils this week. The least that can be
done for the safety cf the public is to put
all hib-tension wires under ground.
"WE EfOW HOW TO WAIT.
It is suggested by the Philadelphia Press
that as there are eleven vessels in the navy
to be named shortly, jt is an opportunity for
Pittsburg. It is pointed out that we have
supplied ribs, plates and beams for many of
the vessels of the new navy and that two
thirds of all the Government steel inspectors
were detailed for service here. Therefore the
Frets says: "Let Pittsburg lift up her voice
in demand, so loud that it will be heard in
Washington, that one of the new steel
cruisers be named in her honor." All of
which is very true dear Press, yet Pittsburg
knows how to bide hei time. We are wait
ing for (he vessel to be built which will be
unique, unsurpassed and unrivaled. When
the ship is turned out that will be steady and
unshaken by the severest storms, which is
at once unconquerable and irresistible,
which will knock the navies of the Old
World into old junk as the Monitor did, the
name of that vessel will be fixed by all con
siderations oi fitness. She must be the
TEE BESPONSIBILITY FOE IT.
There is a very slight amount of either
rhyme or reason in the attempt of a New
York Democratic organ to make political cap
ital against Vice President Morton because
his banking firm has charged high rates for
money during the present flurry. That act
on the part of the firm of Morton, Bliss &
Co., has exactly the same moral and polit
ical character as that of selling oil or pig
iron at the top of the market
Without doubt Messrs. Morton, Bliss &
Co., like to get 12 or 15 per cent interest on
their loanable funds, if they can do it It
is a well-known fact that for the greater
part of the last ten years they have been
obliged to take nearer 3 per cent, simply for
the reason that they could not get higher
rates. In other words a banking firm can
sot put up interest rates to suit themselves;
but the rate for money like the price of any
thing else is governed by the law of supply
Of course there can be no legitimate, de
mand for 15 per cent loans; but speculation
and extravagance can produce an illegal de
mand for money at that rate. If anybody
is to be pitched into, as responsible for the
high interest rates, the speculators who
make the demand, and the extravagant peo
ple whose purchases have sent money out of
the country, should be summoned for pun
ishment LIGHT 01? SOUTHERN STAHDAEDS.
One of the measures of partisanship is
furnished by the editorial with which tbe
Atlanta Constitution welcomed Gov. Hill,
because that alleged statesman declared: 'I
am a Democrat" The assertion of that po
litical character, in the Constitution's opin
ion, induces "Atlanta, Georgia,and the South
to extend a cordial greeting and a royal
welcome." It does not seem to make much
difference to our Southern friends whether
their guest is a Democrat who stands up for
honest and clean government, or one who is
Land in glove with all the jobbers that have
turned the politics of his State into a com
petitive struggle for plunder. They do not
care whether he is a pure and honest Demo
crat or whether he has been plastered over
with whitewash. If he is a Democrat that
is all the South asks if we may take the
Constitution as authority. The welcome to
ilill throws a rather strong light on the
Southern standards of political integrity.
GOLD HIKE KISSES.
A pretty woman is a temptation enon?h
by herself. It is only after centuries of j
civilization that men have learned not to
kiss every pretty woman they may meet
Pittsburcera know better than most men
how nearly omnipresent this temptation is,
and they can therefore sympathize with the
male population of Sydney, New South
Wales, who have a new reason for desiring
to kiss pretty women promiscuously.
Not long ago a gallant butcher of S dney
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snd. ns he was handier her a neat rarrol n(
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mutton chops, he could not help kissing her.
She did not appreciate the salute and hailed
the butcher belore a magistrate, who lec
tured and fined him severely. The news-
papers reported the incident with, all the
sensational color Australian journalism
could scrape together, and the leader "writer
preached columns of steam-pressed morality
ou the subject The batcher's name was
heralded far and wide. Some lawyers who
had beefl looking for him unsuccessfully, at
once notified him that he was the heir to a
large fortune. Thus the slip of the butcher's
lips brought him a fortune.
It is not unreasonable to expect that Syd
ney now is not a nice place for pretty young
women who do not like being kissed that
is by strangers or men they do not favor.
The men of that prosperous Australian city
are sure to be impressed with the lucky
sequel to the butcher's kiss. If the butcher
had achieved publicity or notoriety rather
by committing "an assault, or by stealing a
loaf of bread, or by selling meat under
weight or by some other crime decidedly
unromantic, be might not find imitators.
But a kiss is such a pleasant thing anyhow,
that a pretty woman is almost irresistible
with the chance of finding a fortune a-begging
behind her lips. We trust that all our
readers will resist the temptation neverthe
less. VALUABLE PEECAUTIOKS.
The fact that the health authorities are on
the watch against the appearance of small
pox, from the cities to the north, where that
disease is now reported, is one of the best
safeguards against any serious inroads. It
is well for them to be on the alert, and to
urge vaccination wherever exposure might
be feared; but with the proper precautions
there is no need to expect the prevalence of
Smallpox has never been epidemic in
Pittsburg, except where there was at the
start a discreditable neglect by the health
authorities of the obvious methods of isola
tion and disinfection. In the serious vis
itation of smallpox half a dozen years ago
tbe original case was left in a crowded
court, where the spread of infection was un
avoidable, simply because the sick man ob-
jected to going to the city hospital. When
ever the first case of the disease is promptly
and vigorously isolated and disinfected its
spread can be checked.
We are glad that the Health Bureau is
ou the watch; and the belief that it will
neglect nothing that will prevent the spread
of the disease in Pittsburg gives the best as
surance that our city need not fear the
COME TO US, JTALLISTEB!
There is something about genius which
enables it to survive all sorts of crushing
disasters and defeats. Ward McAllister is
a genius, and, phoenix-like, he is arising in
splendor out of the ashes to which he was
reduced during the centennial of the consti
tution. Cast down by the lordly Stuyvesant
Pish, Ward McAllister bounces up again
like an india rubber balL There is some
thing admirable in this quality of genius,
even when the genius be tht of being a
superlative fool in a hundrd different ways.
On this foundation the cl j i n U genius of
the great Pour Hundred in New York are
Now Ward McAllister proposes to get up
a great ball at the Metropolitan Opera
House, for the exclusive benefit of the Pour
Hundred. He stands a fair chance of suc
cess in this undertaking for Mrs. William
Astor has signified her imperial approval
thereof. The rest of the reigning families
will doubtless follow suit, for there exists a
far more amiable spirit among tbe royalties
of New York than European Courts can
boast It is really joyful to behold the
ways of the aristocracy in this democratic
When the illustrious McAllister has
started the season in Gotham and the wheels
are moving smoSthly, could he not be per
suaded to come to Pittsburg? Some of us
sigh for him. We who sigh may not be
many, may not be very blue-blooded, but we
are as ambitious as our aristocratic mush
room of the Empire City. Ward McAllister
knows so many tricks o society's trade that
he could easily erect a littl empire out of
our raw material. And then Pittsbnrg
could laugh at her little four hundred as
heartily and as often as New York does at
NEW YORK'S BRILLIANT PLAN.
The financial plan b which New York
hopes to secure the W .rld's Fair of 1892,
has been published in full by the papers of
that city. It occupies several columns in
length; but with regard to the important
matter, where the money is to come from, it
can be stated in a few lines.
The plan in this particular is the chef
d'oeuvre of the New York efforts to evade
the difficult task of getting her million
aires to open their money bags. The money
to build the buildings is to be raised by : (1) an
advance of 53,000,000 from the city of New
York; (2) a similar advance from the State
of New York; and (3) an advance sale of
scrip which shall be redeemable for admis
sions at the fair, estimated to amount to ten
or twelve millions.
What is the amount which the million
aires, the merchants, and the real estate
owners, hotelkeepers and railways of New
York are expected to subscribe? A guar
antee fund ot $1,000,000 which is not to be
paid unless there is a deficit from the other
sources, and the subscribers to which are to
draw the profits if tnere are anyl This pro
ject to let the people who are to be enriched
by the show, out of the duty of furnishing
the funds, caps the climax of New York's
If the State and city of New York permit
themselves to be taxed in accordance with
this scheme, the outside public need not ob
ject But the publication of this plan con
firms the impression that New York does
not want the Pair badly enough to put up
the money for it
It is modestly suggested by the Chicago
JVetrs that "the Hon. Chauncey Depew's
visit to this city may have been inspired by
an unconquerable longing to subscribe to
Chicago's World's Fair fund." Mr. De
pew's name has not yet appeared in the
Chicago subscription lists; from which Chi
cago will have to content itself with the
consoling thought that the presence of the
Vanderbilt-Depew party may have been
caused by an unconquerable longing to be
absent from New York when the subscrip
tions for the New York project were opened.
Eetukxs of 2,400 lives lost by the Jap
anese floods falls below the sum of de
struction concentrated in the Conemaugh
Vrlley. But the total of 90,000 people
rendered destitute and 50,000 houses swept
away or submerged in Japan, exceeds the
Pittsburg flood in number, although the
destroyed property in Johnstown was proba
bly of tar greater value.
The revival of the old inter-State mining
agreement which is talked of, ought to be
carried out The old agreement would have
prevented such a costly and injurious
struggle as has been going on in the Illinois
mines 'all this summer.
The statemenp that a New York boy lias
been consigned to the care of a reformatory
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institution for five years, for selling loxenges
in the park, for the support of his sick father,
and cannot now be released even by order
of the Judge, gives some singular notions of
New York justice. Perhaps some big
gambler or wholesale publio thief may cet a
proportionate sentence In the New York
courts some day if the same precipitant
action as shown in this case railroads him
to the penitentiary before it is iound out
who he is.
Mb. Clatjs Speeckels is kept busy de
claring that he has no use for a Sugar Trust,
cannot be induced to go into the combine,
and that he has built his big refinery to do
legitimate business with, and not to gamble
with. He has said this several times before;
but the Eastern people find it hard to be
lieve that a millionaire would do business
The State Board of Health's report on
the condition of Butchers' Bun contains
some very instructive and decided language
which the Northside municipal authorities
should read, mark, 'learn and inwardly
It is interesting to observe that the panic
of alleged scientific men lest the boring for
gas and oil in this country shall exhaust
the interior chambers ot the earth and shall
canse a general smash-up has spread to En
gland. The exhibitions ot ignorance which
produced that idea have subsided in this
country; but our British cousins are just ex
citing themselves over the danger lest the
earth shall collapse or explode. This is
a new demonstration of the perseverance
and survival of general idiocy.
It is interesting to learn from Mr. Van
derbilt's recent French cook, who has re
turned to Paris, that "Mr. Vanderhilt and
myself belong to two different civilizations."
This is reassuring. The fear that Mr. Van
derhilt belonged to the civilization of
French cooks, was one of the nightmares
which affected this country last year.
With the sinking fund requirements
met before the fiscal year has expired, the
nation's legislators should be able to wake
up to the fact that the way to reduce re
venue is to reduce it
"The prices of sugar and of the Sugar
Trust certificates are running a downward
race in the markets, but the trust certificates
are a little ahead," remarks the Philadel
phia Record. Which can be construed to
mean, dear cotemporary, that the eminent
Democrats at the bead of the trust are un
loading the certificates little more rapidly
than competition is bringing down the price
The inability of our jails and station
houses to provide imprisonment fo; riotous
and vagrant bears, appears to be a defect of
our police systen. If .the authorities had
shipped the bears under arrest, yesterday, to
Wall stree'. the ursine wanderers would
have found themselves in clover.
Peace is assured in Europe, the world is
informed; but the German budget includes
increased expenditures for the army just
PEOPLE OP PKOMIKENCE.
Comedian Desby keeps his appetite and di
gestion in repair by taking a ten-mile walk
Uncle Rufus Hatch thinks New York has
done nothing to deserve the World's Fair, and
won't get it.
Ex-President and Mrs, Cleveland are be
coming well known as "regular first-nighters"
at the New York theaters.
The long talked of wedding between ex-Secretary
Thomas F. Bayard and Miss Clymer will
take place in Washington on Thursday, No
Greatness has its annoyances, too. Mr.
Edison is called "Old Macaroni" by the Menlo
Park boys, who have heard that he has been
made a count.
Naty officers are laughing at Commander J,
G. Walker because he recently had a number
of United States flages made for the new
cruisers, and foreot to have 42 stars put in them
Instead of 38, as heretofore.
E. W. Haifobd, the President's private sec
retary, left Washington yesterday afternoon
for a short visit to Fortress Monroe to recuper
ate his health. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Halford. His health is somewhat improved,
but it is not deemed advisable for him to re
sume his official duties for seyeral-days yet.
Any one who watohes the movements of the
bigiron jaws of General B. F. Butler as he sits
in court and manages an important case, would
infer that he was an inveterate tobacco chewer,
so diligently does he masticate. Still, the fat
old general does not smoke or chew. His jaws
for tbe past four years or more have been exer
cised on the mild and exclusive bark ot the
slippery elm. of which he always carries a sup
ply in his pockets. This is due to the fact that
his physician told him be must give up smoking.
Feeling the need of something to take oil the
"hanker" for tobacco, he resorted to the elm
bark, and chews it constantly.
MRS. KING, OP ALLEQHEiM, BEP0ETED
Encouragingly on Mission Work, at tbe
Louisville, October 22. The National Mis
sionary Convention of the Christian (Camp
bellite) Chuich is in session here. Six hundred
delegates from the United States and Canada
are present. Three boards are represented
the Foreign, the Home and the Woman's.
The Woman's Board began its fifteenth an
nual convention this morning. After a short
devotional service, the President, Mrs. Jami
son,, of Indianapolis, made the annual address.
The year's efforts have been directed toward
tbe West and especially Montana, where a
number of churches have been planted. They
are also sustaining a number of missionaries in
Jamaica and India.
The report of Mrs. King, of Allegheny, super
intendent of children's work, showed that Jo. 000
given by tbe children was expended this year
in a mission home in Bllaspure, India, ana an
attempt will be made to build a free hospital.
Tbe treasury report showed that the Christian
Woman's Board of Missions baa raised and ex
pended during the jear $36,279 17, an encour
aging increase over the work of tbe previous
To-morrow the Foreign Missionary Society
will occupy tbe forenoon and evening, and the
General Missionary Society will bave a session
in the afternoon. Tue Rev. H. U. Bruden, of
Des Moines, will deliver tbe annual address
before the foreign society to-morrow evening.
WAITING FOB CLOUDS TO BOLL BI.
An Allentown Embezzler Remains Hidden
In Bli Home for Two Year.
Aiabntown, October 22. Two years ago
W. K. Grossman, bookkeeper of the firm of
Johnson & Swartz, of this city, was discovered
to be an embezzler of bis employers' funds,and
he disappeared from public view, tbe impres
sion getting abroad that he bad fled to Canada.
To the great surprise of nearly everybody
cognizant of the case Grossman yesterday ap
peared upon the streets here.
It has since been learned that he spent the
two years in his own house, his lawyers and
several intimate friends being the only persons
cognizant of his seclusion. Tbe time within
which tbe charge of embezzlement can now be
prosecuted baa expired by limitation. The
amount of Grossman's alleged embezzlement
Evrn Kings Are Mortal.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Being a King doesn't exempt a man from the
despotism of grim death. There have been
more royal funerals in Europe of late than any
body but the undertakers cared to see.
Time to Call a Unit.
From the Omaha World-Herald.
.Now that General Baum has been appointed
'to succeed Tanner it is to be hoped that the
Joint debate between the latter and Secretary
Noble may be closed. -
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
The Cnrtnln Falli on Antamn'a Speetncnlnr
Piece Monday na n School Holiday A
Catailropbo on the Engine Ohio.
The heavy soaking rain of yesterday fol
lowing tbe hard frost of Monday night
rings down the curtain upon tho spec
tacular glories of autumn. Beautiful
as have been the landscapes about Pitts
burg this fall with the deep lnstrons tints
of foliage over hill and dale, nature's farewell
in 1SS9 has not equaled the displays of other
years. The extraordinary amount of rain
spring and summer brought us is responsible
for the brevity and comparative modesty of
this autumn's dying glory.
The transformation that the nipping frost of
yesternight worked in the rural scenery was
very striking. Till then the dead leaves had
pattered down whenever a scurry of wind flut
tered among them. The ground was strewn
with them, bnt not thickly. The frost came
and the leaves still living fell almost en maste,
while the dead leaves showered down. Last
night the rural roads were carpeted In leaves,
and should a irost follow tbe warmer period of
rain not a leaf will be upon the trees when
next Sunday dawns.
In an academy for boys not far from Pitts
burg, a change has been made in tbe custom of
selecting Saturday for the weekly holiday. The
boys have Monday for rest and recreation. The
second day of the week seems to bave several
advantages over the last day as a holiday. The
boys like It "I am told.
One advantage is moral. When Saturday is
the scholastic holiday the boys are pretty sure
to defer the preparation of their work for
Monday to Sunday niht. This is usually done,
no matter what rules and regulations to the
contrary pedagogues or parents may make.
Over atfd over again I have seen this practical
desecration of the Sabbath occur. The easiest
way to prevent it is to make Monday the holi
One day, when the Ohio was a river it has
been a mere creek for so long that one may be
pardoned for forgetting that it was a river
once and may be a river again a party of Pitts-
burgers were coming up from Cincinnati on
one of the smaller packets, and as they neared
home, which to most of them meant Sewickley
or thereabouts, they asked the Captain to allow
them to announce their arrival with as much
noise as possible.
The Captain was a jolly fellow, and, as be
knew all the members ot the party well, of
course he gave them permission to blow the
boat's whistle, ring bells and do anything short
of blowing up the vessel, to attract tbe atten
tion of those on shore. Very full advantage
was taken of this license at once. The echoes
of that ship's whistle were soon striking shrilly
the river cliffs, and handkerchiefs and bells
were wrung indifferently and without surcease
at all. It did brkig out the natives, you may
It also brought out the only other passengers
on the boat, two youne men and an old lady.
They had not been warned of the coming
clamor, nor was Its meaning explained to them
when it began. The young men, ot course,
easily discovered tbe cause of the racket, bnt
not so with the old lady She rnshed to the
cabin, and when one of the celebrants found
her she was standing on a chair with a a pile of
life beta around her. Tbe astonished Pitts
burger called M friends and when the whole
party swarmed into the cabin they found that
the old lady had on three life preservers, on e
aronnd her neck, another clasping her waist
and a third secured about her ankles. She was
trying to get on some more preservers when she
discovered she was observed.
"Save me l" she cried.
And the ladies in the party saved the good
creature from suffocation.
A MODKTAIN PALLING TO PIECES.
An Explanation of ihcSupposed Eartbaaake
Shocki In Sontb Carolina.
Chaeleston, 8. C, October 22. Flat Koct
is a summer resort in tbe mountains of West
ern North Carolina, where anumber of Charles
tonians have their summer homes. For a week
or so the colony has been greatly alarmed by
tne frequence of earthquake shocks. Home
have been so severe as to throw lamps from the
table and break china on shelves. Flat Bock
is in the shadow of Bald Mountain, which
about ten years ago was split open by a convul
sion. A gentleman who has returned to the
city from the locality of the shocks, in an inter
view to-day gives the following explanation:
"Bald Mountain is simply a pile of broken
rock, being surely ana steadily undermined by
water. There are all the Indications of It,
There is not anywhere in the place the appear
ance of a natural cave. There are huge cham
bers, called cares, but which are simply aper
tures among the broken and breaking mass.
There are immense pieces of rock, with sharp,
clean broken edges and weighing from one
pound to millions of tons piled and resting on
one another, held, in some places, by overlap
ping another piece by a quarter of an inch or
so. "I have heard It said that a subterranean
river had been sounded or discovered near
Tryon, N. C. Possibly it is the same which un
derruns the Bald."
Tbe noises beard lately are distinctly different
from tbose in tbe great earthquake a few years
ago. Then it was a mighty roar, bnt these
shocks bave been quick, sharp, decisive, more
like the firing of ordnance than anything else,
and bave been observed in different places
from time to time.
IN SPITE OF TflE I. S. C. LAW.
The Chicago, Milwaukee and Su Paul Will
Cnt a Loos Hnnl.
Chicago, October 21 Chairman Walker, of
the Inter State Commerce Railway Association,
gave adeclsion to-day on the application of tb&
Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul road for au
thority to make as low a rate on coal from Chi
cago and Milwaukee to points in tbe interior of
Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota and Wisconsin as
prevails from Lake Superior points.
The Chairman refused to authorize the ap
plicant to meet the rates in force from Lake
Superior points by lines that arb not members
of the association. He said tbe proper way to
treat tbe matter would be for tbe lines directly
interested to confer with the Lake Superior
lines and endeavor to obtain a reasonable ad
justment. In spite of this adverse decision, the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul has given notice of its
intention in ten days to adopt the reduced
Anoiber Lard Fnuntleroy.
Tho title role in Mrs. Burnett's little drama
was played with a great deal of sweetness and
skill by Miss Ray Maskell last night. She
makes a smaller and younger Lord Fauntlerojt
than Tommy Russell she is but 8 years old
and her beanty is quite remarkable. One of
her greatest charms is a mass of golden hair
not yellow, mind, bat the coior of pale gold
that falls In rippling curls over her light
shoulders. Her training has evidently been
most careful, and she is as full of stage busi
ness and by-play as a star of thrice her age.
To the Utile Lord she gives great vivacity and
sprightliness, and her imitative faculty is very
large. Her power in the pathetic episodes is
really wonderful. All through tbe evening ap
plause of the heartiest sort greeted her. There
will be an extra matinee at the Grand Opera
House on Friday next.
Glovei Made of Eelskln.
From tbe Boston Globe.
Tbe finest kid gloves are now made of eel
skins, and the eels are being hunted in New
York pounds with great activity. Many a coy.
eted band will be worth a good eel more by
reason of the discarded kid.
DEATHS OF A DAI.
James Ford, the Chief Clerk of the Police
Bureau, died about 5 F. II. yesterday, at his home
on Thirty-ninth street. In him, tbe official! of
the Bureau say they lost one of their nest men,
whose adaptability to any work made him one of
the moat valuable of the employes. He was 43
years of. age, was born and brought up In the
Eleventh ward. He was In his younger days an
employe of Pork brothers. When tho war broke
out, he was one of the first to offer bla services,
but was regarded as too young. He Anally en
llBted in the One Hnndred and Second Beglment,
In which be servea un til the close of the war, and
-was seriously wounded, for which he drew a
small pension without any re-ratlng.
When Mayor McUalUn was elected, he was ap
pointed clerk of Chlel of Police Gamble Wler,
and on tbe new charter going Into effect, was re
tained by Chief Brown. He never lojt a day since
his appointment until actually prostrated by sick
ness. Mr. Ford leaves a widow and one boy,
Charles, aoout24 years of are. He was an honored
member or the U nloa Veteran Legion and Urand
Army of the Uepubllc
Florence Russell, son of Captain. William Bus-
sell, of Ward street, Oakland, died yesterday of
Bnenmonla. He was but 21 years of kge, and had
een able to report for business on Saturday
morning. Mr. It u t sell was a clever young man,
highly popular Is Pittsbnrg society.
UPON PHYSICAL CULTUKE,
A Slim Andlence to Greet Mrs. EmmaM.
Bishop The Dclsarte Idea Again A
It is a matter of regret that tbe Inclement
weather of last evening prevented many from
bearing the Interesting and entertaining
lecture on "Health and Grace Versus Illness
and Awkwardness" given by Mrs. EmmaM.
Bishop at the Buena Vista Street M. E.
Church. A fair-sized audience defied the rain
and gave to the talented lady the attention her
remarks merited. ,
Mrs. Bishop was introduced by Mrs. Prentiss,
the Treasurer of the Woman's Club, under tbe
auspices of which her lecture was given. In a
very graceful manner she entered upon her
subject at once by taking an expression of
Delsarte's '-Know and Express Thyself" as the
basis of her remarks. She reviewed briefly
th wonderful progress made in the
past by women in tbe Intellectual sphere,
paid a just tribute to women's clubs
for tbe stand they are taking intellectually,
and to the press for encouraging them in their
work by giving them credit for the good they
accomplished, and said it was not intellectually
nor morally that she would discourse, bnt
would entreat all woman to know themselves
physically. First as to health. Everyone ad
mitted the necessity of it, but grace, the twin
sister of health, was scoffed at by a great
many, and deemed utterly 'worthless and
superficial, except as a drawing room at
tribute. Whereas, Herbert Spencer was quoted as
saying "Grace is ease in force." From grace
self-possession was derived, and tbe knowledge
of how to control the movements of the body
without friction, left the mind entirely free for
tbe development of its higher faculties. Awk
wardness was a waste of force and strength.
This was aptly illustrated by showing tbe nu
merous unnecessary movements an awkward
person wonld make in sitting down or rising
from a chair, and contrasting it with tbe same
acts performed by a graceful person.
Incorrect standing was the cause of a great
deal of illness; the ascending of stairways, con
sidered so laborious, would be a pleasure if the
body was carried properly. Old age was gen
erally a matter ot belief and might be cheated
wonderfully if proper physical development
was studled,tbereby retaining the buoyancy and
elacticity oi youtn The ueisarte gymnastics,
with all their beauty and grace were contrasted
with tbe ruder, energetic movements, as
taught in the public schools.
Mrs. Bishop was, in every .movement on tbe
platform, the perfection of grace. Her voice
was clear and her enunciation faultless. Ladles
desirirg to see her can do so at the parlors of
tbe Central Hotel to-day between the hours
of 9 and 11 A. M. and 2 and 5 p.m.
A Pretty Wedding In the Eait End, Wltb tbe
Tea Cap Clab Prcient.
The latest bride of the budding matrimonial
season is Miss MaryTorley, ofPenu avenue.
East End, and the groom, Mr. Bernard F.
O'Callaban, of Philadelphia. The wedding oc
curred at 4.30 o'clock yesterday in St. Mary's
Church, Lawrenceville. Bey. Father Tobln
officiated according to the ritual of the Roman
The bridal couple were attended by Miss
Agnes O'Callaban, a sister of the groom, as
maid of honor, and Mr. John Torley, as master
of ceremony, brother ot the bride. The bride
was attired in a handsome traveling costume
of brown velvet and wore point lace at the
neck and wrists. Her bouquet was of white
roses. Her only ornament was a diamond
braceletone of he bridal presents. The church
was comfortably full of friends and acquaint
ances of the contracting parties. The mem
bers of the Teacup Club, to which the bride
belonged, were all present. After the ceremony
in the church tbe wedding party were driven to
the home of tbe bride, where a reception was
held for the more intimate friends.
Tbe bride and maid both donned full evening
costume of bine silk. The house was beauti
fully decorated with palms, potted plants and
cut flowers. The supper was perfect in its ap
pointments, and served by Eunn. The wedding
presents were unusually handsome and appro
priate, the famous cups and saucers being
especially dainty and interesting, as the origi
nal taste ot the donor was displayed In the
artistic work of each. The 10 o'clock train took
the yonng conple to their home in Philadelphia,
where an elegant establishment awaits them.
THE MEEEIEST CE0WD OUT.
A New Society Clnb Organized Last Night
"The Merriest Crowd Out" is the title of a
new society club formed by a number, of young,
well-known people oi uasuand. me ciud
meets every other Tuesday evening at the resi
dence of one nf its lady members. There are
12 of the latter, and each in turn entertains the
club at her home.
A meeting was held last evening at tbe resi
dence of Miss Alice Burger, on Meyran avenue.
Progressive iuchre was the entertainment. The
bead prizes were woa by Miss Blanche Clark, of
Meyran avenue, and Mr. E. McClellan. After
tbe games dancing was indulged in and refresh
ments served. Tbe club will be entertained at
its next meeng, November 6, by the Misses
Brady, at their residence on Oakland avenue.
THE ENTIEE FAMILY WED.
If Rumor Prove Correct, Solos Will Be
The wedding of Mr. Harry SiedeL a member
of tbe Hayden Quartet Club, to Miss Laura
McClintock, of Ml Washington, will be cele
brated on November 5.
Miss Annie Siedel, a sister of Mr. Harry
Siedel, and also a musician of note, will, during
tbe same month, be united in marriage to Mr.
John Mealey. It is rumored thatMr. Al Siedel,
of the same family, and a member of tbe choir
of St. Paul's Cathedra), will soon take for a
bride Miss Gantner, of the Soutbside.
In n Hoclnl War.
The home of Dr. Patterson in Lawrenceville,
was tne scene of a very enjoyable euchre
party Monday evening.
The wedding of Miss Mary A. Wacker and
Mr. Henry J. Holman was celebrated during
high mass at St Mary's Church, in Sharpsburg.
Rev. Father J. Otter pronounced the words
which made them man and wife.
Abeceptiok on the evening of November
1, will be held in Cyclorama Hall, in honor of
tbe inauguration for the winter, of Mrs.
Bridges' Terpsichorean class. Toerge Bros,
will furnish music for tbe occasion.
The Junta Club opened the season last even
ing at the residence of Mr. W. N. Frew, Fifth
avenne. East End. As usual with this club,
tbe programme was very interesting, bnt they
still adhere to their rule to furnish nothing for
A very enjoyable concert was given last
evening at the residence of Mr. Alexander Mc
Ateer In Wilkensburg under the auspices of
the Young Women's Christian Temperance
Union of that burg. Well-known local talent per
formed the various numbers ot the programme.
AT the Point Breeze Presbyterian Church
next Thursday evening Prof. John A. Bras
bear will lecture 'on "The Celestial Lumina
ries." The Handel Quartet will contribute to
the evening's entertainment also. The lecture
is given free under the auspices of the Lecture
Society of that church. The public generally
LONG T0IAGE IN A LITTLE BOAT.
Tho Captain of tbe Neveralnk la Robbed and
Gives Up Hit Trip.
Philadelphia, October 22,-Captain Syd
ney M. Hlnman, of New York, the young man
who became famous by his trip from New York,
to Boston in a seven-foot boat last fall, an
chored his little ten-foot dory, tbe Neversink,
off Gloucester yesterday after a trip from New
York to Norfolk, Va. He left New York on
aepicutvci , m oniy companion oeingms nog,
Neptune, with the Intention of golnc to
He cot as far as Littletown. Md., when he was
knocked down and robbed of S3S 74, all tbe
money be bad. and a handsome gold medal
presented to htm for saying 13 lives last sum
mer at Coney Island, where be did life-guard
duty. He gave up his trip, and, after reachlne
Norfolk, decided to return.
The Neversink is a pretty little boat, fitted
with a mainsail and jib. and bas an air-tight
compartment. Captain Hinman has been three
times upset during the present trip, butbas not
suffered much inconsequence.
Tear His Ilalr, or Get It Cult
(Tom the Philadelphia Becord.:
There are nearly 200 women employed in the
Mint. This fact is calculated to make Colonel
Sosbyshell tear his hair. It Is safe to say that
tbere are 2,000 women out of the Mint, who
expect to take the places of the 200 in the Mint,
The gallant Colonel would do well to follow
the precedent set him by Mr. Fox and make no
changes. That is the only safe path Out ot the
Out of His Proper Sphere.
From the Philadelphia Fress.i
An English astronomer announces that the
earth is about to fall from its orbit Perhaps
that astronomer is, further off the base than
mo eana wm ever ne. u js? i.
0U2 MAIL POUCH.
, The Scarcity of Can.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Two or three days ago The Dispatch con
tained an article stating that the scarcity of
cars was due to cars notbelng so constructed as
to permit of being speedily unloaded. In one
sense this is erroneous. Comparatively Oi
firms bave sidings or platforms so constructed
as to permit the use of anything except flat
bottomed cars; and these necessarily require
time In unloading. Then, too, many firms do
not use a sufficient number of hands In tbe
work, and do not sufficiently urge those used.
The Pennsylvania Kallroad, and all other
leading companies, bave plenty of hopper gon
dolas and other styles of cars, which are easily
and quickly emptied through the floor, and are
especially adapted to coal, ores, sand, lime
stone, cinder, and all similar articles; yet many
who receive large quantities of such material
bave no platforms or tracks upon wbich such
cars could be used.
Although tbe railway companies may have
some sins to atone lor, that ot not possessing
cars adapted to tbe demands of their patrons
is not always one of them.
L. H. Cartjthbrs,
Foreman Erecting Shop, Huntingdon Car
HuNTHtoroN, Pa., October 22.
Abont An Opera Company's Trouble.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Regarding the statements recently published
concerning the Bhinehart Opera Company, I
wish to correct a wrong Impression. Two of
the girls were discharged for shop-lifting and
two for unlady-llke conduct. They had half a
week's salary due, wbich was paid them. They
sued for a week's salary, which they did not get.
It4s always customary to deduct fares, when
advanced to anyone joining a company, from
the first salary. So it was stated in the contract
in this case, and this was done.
Beaveb Falls. October 22.
The Girl I Left Behind Me.
To tbe Editor of The Dispatch:
Who was tbe composer of the military song
named "Tbe Girl I Left Behind Met" What
was his nationality, and in what army was -it
first used as a military alrr L.
Allegheny, October 22.
It was composed by Samuel Lover, a famous
Irish composer and novelist, and was probably
first played in the British army. Lover was
bom in Dublin In 1797, and died in 1863. He
was a very popular song writer and novelist J
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
The Young Ladies' Aid Society.of Allegheny,
is receiving numerous applications from the
Young People's Societies of various churches
in the two cities, for Christmas Letters to send
to the hospitals, homes, children's institutions,
etc., of tbe county.
Allegheny. October 22.
Elizabeth Spoke In Indiana.
To the Editor of The Dispatch.!
Did Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton make
campaign speeches for Harrison and was she
tbe lady who threatened to sue Senator Quay
for campaign funds? Inquibeb.
Lxeohbubg, October 22.
Yes, to both questions.
BEFOBE COLUMBUS CAME.
A Manuscript Supposed to Relate to Ameri
ca's Discovery, 1,200 Tears Ago.
Albany, October 22. Prof. Melvll Dewey,
Director of the State Library, made a discovery
while in Paris. While in the National Library
of France he went into the manuscript depart
ment In this department is probably the best
collection of autographs extant: Prot Dewey
says that as he was passing through the depart
ments he saw a fine-looking man with white
mustache, with his nose in a yellow and musty
manuscript. As he approached, the man raised
his bead and disclosed his identity. He was
none other than General Daniel Butterfield.
The manuscript in which he was Interested was
one of Saint Breuden, a notable abbot in the
sixth century. The Latin manuscript, which
was poorly written, seemed to relate to the
discovery of America.
General Butterfield told Prot Dewey that he
had discovered the manuscript by accident,
about three weeks previously, and bad become
so Interested in it that he would remain until
he completed reading it "He had pored over
1 at Inn., t' a.M P,ft Ttnurnw .th, ha nnnlrl
'read It faster than! could, t musteire him
J Credit for that. Tbere is some discussion now
over the story that a, party ot abbots discov
ered America long oeiore unrustopner uoium
bus did, and it would seem strange at this
time, when we are all talking about tbe four
hundredth anniversary celebration, if General
Butterfield were to discover evidence which
bore out the facts."
Prof. Dewey says that General Butterfield
became so interested in tbe work of tracing out
tbe clews furnished in this manuscript that be
accompanied him to London and spent hours
in the libraries there. Should General Butter
field's research establish tbe fact that the
party of priests actually did find America 600
years before the time Christopher Columbus
came across in tbe Santa Maria it would be an
important matter In connection with the com
ing big celebration. Prof. Dewey would have
liked to remain with General Butterfield and
helped in the search, but his limited time
would not permit
NO H0EE COLLISIONS AT SEA.
Rules Nicely Formulated at the Interna
tlonal Marine Convention.
Washington, October 21 Considerable
progress was made at the morning session of
the International Marine Conference to-day in
consideration of the "Rules of the road." The
amendments proposed to tbe text or changes
were of an unimportant character, and the
discussion, consequently, was limited to com
paratively few subjects.
During the proceedings Mr. Hall, of England,
proposes a definition of the rule, ''risk of col
lision," as follows: "Bisk of collision may, for
tbe purposes of these rules, be deemed to exist
where there is not absolute certainty that if the
ships keep tbelr respective courses and speed
they will pass clear of each other.. Such risk
can best be ascertained by carefully watching
the compass bearing of an approaching vessel.
If tbe bearing does not appreciably cbange,
such risk should be deemed to exist."
Lieutenant Beaugency, of CbUI, proposed a
new rule, as follows: "No ship shall cross tbe
bow of any sbip in motion, but if extraordi
nary circumstances require that It be done,
then tbe ship crossing tbe bow of tbe other
ship shall Dv responsible for the conse
quences." Mr. Hall, of England, proposed as an amend
ment to Article 20 of the rules, referring to
vessels overtaking one another, that notwith
standing anything containecTin any preceding
article, every ship, whether a sailing ship or
steamship, overtaking any other, shall keep
out ot tbe way of the overtaken ship.
'LIGE IS ALL BROKEN UP.
The President' Private Secretory lo Take
In the Sea Air.
rsrxcui. hlxokam to inx dispatch.
Washington, October 2Z The condition of
Private Secretary Halford still remains so
serious that he has been ordered by his
physician to take the sea breeze for awhile.
Accordingly he and Mrs. Halford left to-day
for Fortress Monroe, where they will remain
until it Is decided whether Mr. Halford will be
able to return to his desk at all.
At the Boiling Point.
From tbe Detroit Journal.
The cable announces the opening of the
Servian skupstchlna yosterday. If the saucers
china as well as these cups china have been
opened, the political Kettle is prouamj iu
AS. JACOB SERVED FOR RACHEL.
'Twas the love that lightened service!
The old, old story sweet,
That yearning lips and waiting hearts
In melody repeat.
As Jacob served for Rachel
Beneath the Syrian sky,
Like golden sands that swiftly drop,
The tolling years went by.
Chill fell the dews npon him,
a Fierce smote the sultry sun;
But what were cold and beat to him.
Till that dear wife w.a won I
The angels -whispered in his ear,
"Be patlentand be strong 1"
And the thought of her he waited for
VTsa ever like a song.
Sweet Eachel, with the secret
To bold a brave man leal:
To keep him through the changeful years,
Her own In woe and weal;
So that In age and exile,
Ihe death-damp on bis face,
Her name to the dark valley lent
Its own peculiar grace.
As Jacob served ror Rachel .- '
Beneath tbe Syrian sky:
, And the golden sands of tolling years
Went swiftly slipping by;
The thought of.ber was musio
To cheer his weary feet:
t Twas love that lightened service,
xneoia, oia story sweei. rf &. vto. ,(
. H..'arurbZA Aixu(7isflr.:3
Another Disaster at Hen.
iHXW TOBE BUmtAU SrXCLlLS.J
New Yobe. October 22. The owners of the
barkentine Josephine, from Trinidad to New
York, with a cargo of asphalt learned to-day
that she and four of her crew had been lost at
sea. She sailed from Trinidad on September
19. In the gale last week she sprang a leak and
filled with water, settling to the water's edge.
The first and second mates and two seamen
were washed overboard at tbe beginning of the'
storm. Captain Brown and the four remaining
men belonging to the crew, aa soon as the storm
had abated, seeing that it would be impossible
to save the barkentine, took to the lifeboats.
They were picked up three days later by the
British steamship River Avon, from Mobile for
Berwick, via Newport News, and landed at the
last mentioned port to-day.
Forty Lives Held Cheaply.
Henry Koch and Max Lipschus were arrested
to-day, charged with having set fire last Thurs
day night to the tenement in which. they lived,
No. 75 Norfolk street The principal witness
against them was Jacob Christmon, a nephew
of tbe Eocb people and a lodger in their apart
ments. While sitting in a room adjoining the
family sitting room, a few days before the fire,
be heard Koch and Lipschus say that Koch
should go ont of town for a few days, and that
when he returned he would get the insurance
money. Mrs. Koch was also in the room, and
he beard her say that should they conclude to
fire the house some of the good furniture
should be removed. The next day tbe furni
ture waa taken away. On the day of the fire
Koch went to Newark and remained until the
following day, and "Lipscbus carried out the
scheme In his absence. Tbe fire was started,
but was quickly extinguished by the fire de
partment. Tbe amount of insurance tor which
the two firebugs endangered the lives of some
40 fellow-lodgers was $500. Koch is a well-to-do
hair dresser, and Lipschus Is a tailor. Both
were held without bait
Life In a Great City.
Here is a picture ot life on tbe over-crowded
Eastside of New York. An officer of the
Humane Society was sent to the rooms of the
Hynes family, at 413 East Eighteenth street
last night, to investigate reports that the
parents were dead drunk and their two
children'starving. Tbe officer found Hynes
and his wife drunk on the floor, and their little
boy, Daniel, 6 years old, astride his father's
body, "playing horse," and the Infant child,
Annis, 10 months old, lying dead on a table,
where the body had been for two days. The
parents to-day were sent to the Island for six
months. The dead baby was cared for at tbe
morgue. Little Daniel was left la the Society's
Over the Ocean for a Husband.
Alice Gregg, a 19-year-old deaf mute, was
among the emigrants who arrived to-day, on
the Devonia from Glasgow. Sbe had crossed
the sea to wed James Dougherty, a Philadelphia
mute, who was a fellow student with her at the
Claremont Mute Institute, at Dublin. HO
preceded her to America two years ago.
Hoping Against Hope.
It is believed that the lumber steamer
Brooklyn, with IS people aboard, was lost in a
storm on the night of October 18.. The Brooklyn
is owned by the South Brooklyn Sawmill Com
pany. At a late hour this afternoon the owners
had heard nothing concerning her, and they
have about given up all hopes of seeing the
ship again. An official of tbe company said;
"The Brooklyn left Darlen, S. C, October 12,
with a cargo of lumber for us. She Is at least
six days overdue, and we fear that she Is lost
with all on board. Captain Carson has been in
eur service some time and is an excellent
officer. Some of the crews of incoming toats
have described a wreck, which they saw north
east of Hatteras, yery minutely, and from
these descriptions there is good ground for our
worst fears." The relations of the missing
men. residing In South Brooklyn, ar in a ter
rible state of mind, but are still hoping-against
MONEY XIXGS TO OWfl US AIL,
A Statistician Figure Tbaf5O,QO0 of Them
Will Win la 30 Year.
In spite' of the rapid Increase In the number
of millionaires In the United States in recent
years, the popular notion Is that wealth Is yet
much more evenly distributed In this country
than In England. Mr. Thomas G. Shearman,
the well-known New York statlatlclan.has been
engaged for some time in collecting facts to
show as precisely as possible the proportion of
the wealth of the country held by a few rich
men and families; and he finds a greater concen
tration of wealth here than In any other country.
The results of bis investigation will appear in
the Forum for November, from advance sheets
of which the following facts are taken. Mr.
Shearman makes the following enumeration of
owners of more than $20,000,000 each:
1150, 000. 0CO-J. J. Astor, Trinity Church.
1100.000,000-O.VanderhUt. W. X. Yaaderbllt,
Jay Gould, Leland Stanford, J. D. Rockefeller.
S70,O0Q,COO-Eitate of A- Packer.
160,000,060-John L Blair,, estate of Charles
30, 000,060 -William Astor, W. W. Astor, Bus
sell Sage, E. A. Stevens, estate of. Moses Taylor,
estate of Brown & lvei.
140,000,000 P. D. Armour, T. L. Ames, William
Rockefeller, H. M. Flagler, Powers A Weight
man, estate or P. Goelit.
S33,CCO,-C. P. Huntington, D. O. Mills, es
tates of T. A. ScoU, J. W. Garrett.
W),CCO,00O-G. B. Roberts, Charles Pratt Boss
Wlnans. . B. Coxe, Clans SpreckeU, A. Belmont.
R. J. Livingston, Fred Weyerbauser, Mrs. Mark
Hopkins, Mrs. Httty Green, estates of S. V.
Harkness. B. W. Coleman, I. M. dinger.
S23.0 0,000 A. J. Drexel, J. 3. Morgan. J. P.
Morgan. Marshal Field. David Dows, J. G. Fair,
E. T. Gerry, estates of Governor Fairbanks, A.
T. Rtewart. A. dchermerhorn-
is,500.000-O. H. Payne, estates of F. A.Drexel,
l7v. Williamson. W. F. Weld.
l3XC0O,0O0-r. W.Vanderbtlt, Then. Harem eyer,
H. O. Havemeyer. W. G. Warden. W. P. Thomp
son. Mrs. Bchenley. J. B. Haggln.H.A.Hutch!ns,
estates or W. BloaneAE. B. Hlgklns, V. Tower.
Wm. Thaw, Dr. Hostetter, Wm. Sharon, Peter
These 70 names represent an aggregate
wealth of $2,700,000,000, an average of more than
$37,500,000 each. Although Mr. Shearman, in
making this estimate, dia not look for less than
20 millionaires, he discovered Incidentally 60
otbirs worth more than 110,000,000 each; and be
says that-a list of 10 persons can be made
whose wealth averages 1100,000,000 each, and
another list of 100 persons whose wealth aver
ages 125,000,000. No such lists can be made up
in any other country. "The richest dukes of
.Engianu," ne says, iau neiow tne average
wealth of a dozen American citizens; while the
greatest bankers, merchants and railway mag
nates of England cannot compare in wealth
with many Americans."
The average annual income or the ricfaestrlOO
Englishmen Is about H50.000, but tbe average
annual income of the richest 100 Americans
cannot be less than f L200,000, and probably ex
ceeds 31,600,000. Tbe richest of the Rothschilds,
and the world-renowned banker. Baron O er
stone. eacb left about $17,000,000. Earl Dudley,
the owner of the richest Iron mines, left sax.
000.000. Tbe Duke of Buccleuch (and the
Duke of Buccleuch carries half of Scotland in
his pocket) left about 530000,000. The Marquis
of Bute was worth, in 1872, about $23,000,080 in
land; he may now be worth 40,OOaOUO:ln alL
The Dnke of Norfolk may be worth $40,000,080,
and the Duke of Westminster perhaps $50,000,
000. Mr. Shearman's conclusion Is that 25,000 per
sons own one-half the wealth of the United
States; and that tbe whole wealth of the coun
try Is practically owned by 250.000 persons, or
one in sixty ot tbe adult male population; and
he predicts, from the rapid recent concentra
tion of wealth, that under present conditions
50,000 persons will practically own all the wealth
ot toe country m ou yeara w IDS3WM1 one in
five hundred of the adult male population.
WixxiAU SxAcnr, after an absence of 66
years, bas returned to Tunkhaanock to hunt
up his relatives.
A savcbb of red raspberries was picked by
Lewis Thompson, of East Whlteland, Chester
county, oa Thursday last
In a law suit for recovery of wages, a Pitts ton
man produced a stick with 25 notches in it to
show that he had worked 15 days,
Ebanic Wn.T.TiM3, of East Liverpool, a,
has returned from Warren County, Pa where
he says it is a hunter's paradise. One day,
while he was ont, his dog treed three pores
pines in one tree and three black squirrel In
John F. Bnxxrrs, of Altoona, is reported
to have caught HO eels during a two days' fish,
A confiding young man of Napoleon, Ol,
was induced by a stranger to go to a stable aad.
hire a rig for the latter. Tbe straager made oC
with it and has not been eaptured.
,r.T?Q:KAlxT. whoMvTaoar WhoeMag, ba
A town In Tulare county, CaL, is strug
gling aiong under the nasae ox -rail uoa.
Jo,e Altaian, s ka of Chester, 111., re
cently snot a squirrel that was perfectly white.
Settlers in tie Big Bend country.
Wash, have to ride 40 miles to gtt.'tbais mail
and to vote.
.A recent number of the "Waitsburg
(Wash.1 Zfcn nad the f oUowtog ad:."Waated,
a saddle horse for a woman weicntae 980
The Englishwoman who opened a profes
sional spanking establ isbment m Ne w York Ins
quit the business. The mothers of that city
seem to think they can manage their own off.
At Wild Pond, near Caledonia, ff. T.,
a German trout weighing 6 pounds, waa
caught a few days ago. It is believed to be tha
largest fish of that species ever caaght Is tie
A panther tried to steal s porker; frea
Otto Epps' old sow last Wednesday la Grass
Valley, Sonoma county. Cat Sbe drove Ms up
a tree and -made such a noise that Epps caiae
with hla rifle and shot the varmint.
A lady's gold ring waa found In a very
singular way at Trenton. lt& the other day.
L George W. Austin, after a drive froa Klls-
worin, iound tbe ring pressed tightly arooad
one of tbe calks of his horse's shoe. The horse
had stepped into the ring aad taken it alone.
A-cbicken only a few days Old swaa
across the Green river at North Adams, Mas,
Friday afternoon, and was picked up by Saawel
Davis and taken into the house. Where it
came from and what caused it to swisatka
nY,?.r''' DatflM not know. It was thoroughly
chilled when it came oat of tbe water, tboagk
it seemed to swim almost as easily as a duck.. -
Officer Mack, of Macon, Ga.r has a .
canary bird. A day or two ago the bird was
making an unusual amount of noise. Mrs. r.
Mack west out to He about it, aad f oBBd a
large hawk on top ot the cage tryiag to get in
side. The hawk flew away, but alaost Imme
diately returned and began its attack oa the
canary, and bad to be beaten offwKh a dab.
A remarkable vessel, a fore and aft
schooner ot about 86 tons register burden,
called the Vigilant is now, and has bees regu
larly running from Santa Craa to St Thomas
and vies versa as a passenger, freight and mall
'packet for upward of fourscore years. Tha
Vigilant It Is said, was built in BalOsiore. ML,
during the very first years of oar natleaal In
dependence, making her upward of US years
old. She was of (the "Baltimore oktppe-r" class
so famed many years for speed, aad mart hare
been a wonder and a beauty when laoaefced.
A curious accident whiea happened re
cently In Paris points out a poeslbls daBger la
the wearing of combs aad bracelet ofoeHa
lold. A little girf sat down before the Sre to
prepare her lessons. Her hair was kept baefc
by a semicircle comb of celluloid. As ier head
was bent forward to the fire this became warm,
and suddenly burst Into flames. Tbe child's
hair was partly burned off, aad the skiB of the
head was so injured that several raoatba after,
though tbe burn was healed, tho cicatrix
formed a white patch oa which no hair weald
grow. Tbe burning point of celluloid ia about
180, and the comb worn by the grl Had at-,
tained that heat a it was held before Mm lira.
A celebrated European specialist for
diseases -of the throat nose, and ear asserta
that tuberculosis is making alarming progress
among cigar smokers. He does Bet attribute
'this to the use ot tohaesa, tat to the
manner in which cigars are masufact.
ured. Boiling the tobacco leaf is a
craft that requires neither strength nor
Intelligence, consequently in this Branch of
the operation It Is usual to flad male aad female
operators who are weak and diseased, aad who,
in consequence of their infirmities, are eco
nomical employes. Most of these sailer from
scrofula or tuberculosis. They co&gh, and
often give) the fialsfeiag touch to a cigar wita
In one of the law courts of HebiBgherg,
Sweden, a queer case of hypaoKss has pttsaled
the Judges. A youag meoloal student nrevght
suit against a practising physietaa la tbe town
for having hypnotized him several tifees agalast
his will, with the result that Ma aervosajiystea
was Injured and his mind somewhat eHleebled.
Several witnesses appeared for tfcepHI&SME,
and, to tbe astonishment of the Coart, tkey aH
appeared to be crazy, and gave MM sbok eea
tradictory and astouadisg testtsaomy. Here
upon amedical gentleman came upon the stead
and still f drther astonlsned the Court with ther
announcement that Ids eoafrere,the defesdaat,
had hypnotized tbe wUnaswea aad made Sbest
say just whatever he liked, FJaaBr Ska Costs
adjourned the case aad appofated a oommis
sion to see if the entire crowd were set oraxy.
Joha Enaslie, a farmer's bey IS jeaw
old, who lives in Daries, N.Y., ahoat two weeks
ago went coon hunting. His deg treed a Mg
coon in tha pasture ot hla neighbor. John
climbed the tree, but the csea waa very savage,
aad he did not dare taekle tbe oees. It was
also too dark for hla to see to aae Ms gas.
The boy told the neighbor about It ad said ber
would go home ana try to get the eees at day
break; After John went away the neighbor
took bis dog and gun, went down to the tree,
built afire under it aad &y the Hgbt saw tfco
coon and shot it John baa bow breath sK
before a Justice of the Peaee for 69 eeata,wbMi'
he claims is the value ot thesaalaars pettv
The neighbor says the coon waa oa his presatsea
and refuses to settle. At last aeeeaats the
Justice was still ceasMeriag tbe matter.
A small Scotch terrier beloagiaj to a
man who lives near oae of tha Senates hotels
got in the notion early fa tbe sasaser of fe&ew
ing the hotel omnlbas to the nfiread atattoas.
He came near beiag ran ever oae morning, and.
after that the driver seared tbe dog bask when
ever be started to tag along after tha vefeiete.
There was a good hidteg place under the betel
veranda, and la It tbe dog kept shady until the
driver bad moaated bis seat- Then ha stela
out, and before tbe omalbes bad got fairly un
der way, be hopped upon tho rear step aad
hung like a nailer as tbe omnrbss Jetted aad
rumbled over tha rough wooden payesesC
down to tbe station. Before tho driver bad
timetogetdowu the dog was mtegHBg with s
crowd, where bo stayed until tbe Stiver waa&f
ready to start back, when bo sought M" peroa i
again. Tbe cunning aaisaal bad dew sms v
number of times before tbe driver foaed K est,'"
from a gentleman who bad been watehteg tfco
dog. and it pleased tho driver so raaeb that bo
let tbe dog have hss own way after tbaCaad
tbe interesting brnte coatlaaes to zMeibaek
and forth on the step. , ,
COMIC CDLiaNCS." - -
Binks Barlow says betting fa set against
Winks Of course not; he hasn't any. Sua
lor t Bun,
A fireproof pocket book is oae of the latest
Inventions. It Is probably Intended to proven!
money from burning holes la the peefcetaof the
owners'. Boiton JJtrald. . V
'Jack," she said, in a tender vefce, "I
am. really sorry; but oar gradaajtegmowothl
year was "Learn to SayKo, andttrfaw tbearst
chance I've had. " Sew ZorkSun, 'Jt"?,,T
"Tommy, don't you waat to go aaSteg?"
Why. we'll have a spaaklsg breese."
"That's wot's the matter ."lftv lork BtraU.
"Wagg (to Bowser, who has bis finger
done up In a rag) Hello, bow CM yoa do tkstf
Bowser Trying to hammer a nail.
Wagg-Yoa succeeded, dfete't yoa?-.rw JterJ
Hardup. (appearing la his wiater ukter)
Looks pretty well for an old one, doesa't Mr,
I've bad It pressed. Badluck ieatebteg stekt at
the tag) Ices, I suppose It was pressed lets of
others on ton of R. Lavrtnet America. ,. 5t v
A-reckless young raaa named Coaaoaav'W?
Once took a ride la a baHafeoaav T '4 - jf?
It suddenly drovBea TtSMH
AndtfeepUee where ho Sopped rST1
"Was stained a bright lflvtly marsh oaa. -"f
r juiuurif) Ml XlffSf.
A -TBKZ HAStt TUti'Ua.' ,
To bear a cross without mmnlsiat
is lAnwig, out is rare;
For trying tt oft makes Am satat
.ITMMUtataHMalB. IRtXaMMStsaa '
Friend Are yea happy?
Spirit (through aedfaBi) Perfectly so.
Friend What has pleased yen most sines yod
Spint-Tbe eHapaoa my tombstone. It both
aauuesaa4. aeHgktsBU.-itel0 Cauritr.
causx job B&roicxira.
Tne baseball season's near its end
And tbere tt eaase for gieei
The flfty eeata we used to spend
To tee we gaae we sow may lead
To aid aa lmpeeonteas friend,
And thus do good, yea see.
Crashed Hopes '"And what aaswer eV
yoa make to my spaeaM't be ask ed, as a katKaC
her feat sSp
"JMt,Iwiit be firaak with yoa," sbesaaK
"O. tfeakl't be teytsred, "aad wMereliaa
fSBSstl Ate " .war .. j. y
m sto-say K-easaac Be. "
IMmh, HHt, laooot faataWa.1