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P1TTSBPRG. FRIDAY. OCT. 33. 1SS8L
A GEEAT PE0JECI BEGUK.
In the last twenty years there has not been
a project broached of such immense impor
tance to Pittsburg-, to Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia, as
the proposed ship canal from Lake Erie to
the Ohio, which the State Commission met
in this city yesterday to consider. Governor
Beaver did not overstate the case in predict
ing the outcome of a national interior water
way from New York to New Orleans should
the Pennsylvania plan work. Nor was he
extravagant in picturing the benefits. The
imagination may hesitate at the vastness of
the idea, but we have only to consider what
this age has accomplished to conclndc that
few schemes of development are too huge to
be set down as impracticable for the genera
tion that is now coming upon the stage with
its immense, unprecedented resources in
science, in money, in enterprise and in the
desire for the accomplishment of great pro
grammes. However, it is not necessary to speculate
on Governor Beaver's expectations of the
improvement of New York's canal, which he
assumes would follow quickly on the con
struction of the onc-in Pennsylvania, to ap
preciate the importance of the last men
tioned waterway even as things stand.
Such a channel to the lakes would be of
enormous value to this part of the world,
giving easiest and cheapest transporta
tion to the raw and finished materials. As
an auxiliary to the Ohio river improve
ment, its benefits would be felt as far down
as the Gulf.
Until the engineers talk with professional
authority, the only question in the case the
question of cost cannot be weighed. Nor is
it of 'juch consequence now to inquire
wheth this ship canal shall come by the
Allegheny rver to Pittsburg, or along the
old abandoned canal to Beaver. The tatnous
rivalry which it was long ago thought
would arise between Pittsburg and Beaver
has been happily merged into the perfect
community of interests which now exists be-
4weea this great industrial center and all
' the towns for filtv miles around. Whether
Beaver is to be the port of Pittsburg in the
rosy future as it has so long been the seat
of political power for the State or whether
Pittsburg shall receive the argosies of the
new ship-canal direct is a matter over which
there will be noquarrel. What is the in
terest of one in this is the interest of all.
By every means, therefore, let the ship
canal project have the heartiest encourage
ment from the very start If it can be car
ried out at anything like the unofficial esti
mates so far given, it will be the greatest
thing for Pennsylvania particularly for the
northern and western sections that the times
have seen. It ned,oclybe added that the ad
ministration which carries it through will
make a name for itself; and that in arousing
public attention to it, Governor Beaver has
done a better civic service than any other he
has rendered the Commonwealth.
OPENING OF A FAMOUS TBIAL.
The most dramatic of recent trials in any
American court was started at Chicago yes
terday that of the Cronin case. From the
terms and tone of the District Attorney's
opening address, it is clear that the Com
monwealth's officers are counting on a con
viction of the prisoners. Nothing more
daringly diabolical could be conceived than
the Cronin murder, if the Commonwealth's
version of the affair is correct. The degra
dation of a political organization into a
financial swindle by a few conspirators
would be in itself an extraordinarily bold
piece of rascality, and if the murder of
Cronin was added as a means of covering
the offense, the whole proceeding, winding
np with attempts to bribe the witnesses and
jurors, would display an utterly unprece
dented quantity and quality of vicious
But the defendants are entitled to a fair
trial. Whatever dark suspicions hang over
them, the District Attorney's narrative has
to be supported by pyidence beyond a reason
able doubt before it can go for more than an
ex-parte statement The interest; of the
further proceedings in this already famous
case will be intense.
EGAITS UNDIPLOMATIC SUCCESS.
It seems that Air. Patrick Egan, our Min
ister to Cnih, is doing a little work on his
own book in the cultivation of trade re-
lations with South America; and that he is
. doing it in a rather undiplomatic but vry
straightforward American style. Being in
vited to address a convention of Chilian
millers, Mr. Egan talked right out in meet
ing. In the first place he took the not un
familiar style of the United States politician
in capturing his audience. He was one of
them, he said. He had been a miller him
self; but alter that he abandoned the con
ciliatory style and told his hearers that their
methods were primitive, and that they were
t far behind the times in everything pertain
t ing to milling.
,-s It would not have been surprising if such
J- a speech had offended the Spanish American
amour propre. We fancy that if some for
eigner iuuuiu come to mis country ana tell
ns that we are far behind" the times in the
matter of decent pavements, or putting elec
tric wires under ground, for example the
eagle would be disposed to emit a few
screams. But Mr. Egau seems to have
judged his audience well, and to have fol
lowed it np by promising practical action
which wonld enable them to digest his senti
ments to advantage. He promised to send to
'this country for improved machinery and
workmen to instruct the Chilians in its use.
This was well received, and the Valparaiso
Union says: "We believe that the project
will produce great benefit, and bring about
a revolution among our millers."
So, while Mr. Egan may not take the dip- I
lomatio and roundabout course, he seems to
have gone with directness to the point of
showing the Chilians one point in which
advantages to both countries can be gained
by cnltivating closer trade relations.
BAD FOB BLACKMAILERS.
The conviction of J. D. Bander and his
fellows, in the Criminal Court yesterday,
will have a salutary effect in several direc
tions. It is the first step and a long one
toward convincing the criminally disposed
in this county that conspiracy to blackmail
lawbreakers is not even a profitable pro
ceeding. The despicable character of the
offense of which this precious gang of so
called detectives have been convicted de
prives the offenders of any sympathy. It is
almost impossible to conceive of a meaner
or more miserable crime than that of extort
ing hush money from those who break the
The enforcement of the Brooks law can
be carried to a satisfactory extent without
the intervention of private agencies, if the
officers of the Commonwealth will do their
duty faithfully. The services of private
detectives are not desirable as a general
rule when the protection of the public in
any form is concerned. When such
agencies are employed there is always a
danger of justice being perverted to the
profit of the spies and informers. The
Bander conspiracy doubtless had its origin
in the discovery made by one or more of its
members that the prosecution of liquor
sellers without license contained abundant
opportunities for bleeding the accused par
ties. We do not suppose for a moment that
Bander, Bender, Doyle and the others
now awaiting sentence are the only men
who have reaped an illegal harvest
in the "speak-easy" field. But they were
probably the best organized band of black
mailers that has fattened upon the faults
of others. Their conviction and the condign
punishment they are tolerably certain to re
ceive will tend to discourage imitators. It is
reassuring to remember moreover that the
meshes of the law are inclosing slowly but
surely scamps of the same stripe, some of
whom have even grosser abuse of justice to
answer for. Blackmailing of this kind has
received a decided setback. "
CHAFF FOE FAEMEES.
The fanners from the Mississippi and the
Missouri Valleys who assembled in the Inter
State Wheat Growing Convention yesterday
at St. Louis were treated to some surprising
speeches. One of these oratorical gems
came from Robert Lindthom, a Chicago
wheat speculator. It contained much news
of a politico-economical nature. He argued
that trusts had benefited society at large by
teaching the necessity of co-operation. That
monopolists had taught the same doctrine,
with the result that humanity wonld
adopt co-operation and bless the monopo
lists. That is to S3y, Mr. Lindthom in'
voked a blessing upon the few who squeeze
the farmers on the one hand and the con
sumer on the other, because their rascally
manipulations of the necessities of life are
liable to drive the masses into direct co
operation. Following this line of reason
ing, the sailor should bless the storm that
drives his ship upon the rocks beoause it
enables the life-saving service to rescue him.
Or you should thank the footpad who robs
you and forces you to combine with the
policeman to prevent a repetition of the rob
bery. Beautiful logic indeed, and what
farmers might expect from a wheat specula
tor. President Colman's speech was not so
remarkable. It was simply the familiar
cry for free trade that farmers are so often
asked to echo. He held out as an induce
ment the increased sale of wheat in foreign
markets which would result from the re
moval of foreign customs duties upon farm
products, and was very carefnl to say noth
ing of the ruin to home markets which free
trade would be sure to effect Surely it is
an insult to intelligent tillers of the soil to
throw such lame logic and such doctored
statements before them. If the farmers take
wheat speculators for their leaders and
guides, where will they wind up? Sheep
would be surer to fare well with wolves in
ME. HALSTEAD'S MEM0EY.
These are days when politics is meat and
drink to the Ohio man. The appearance of
the campaign changes almost hourly, and it
takes a man with a steady head to keep from
getting dizzy while he observes the twists
and turns of the two parties. For instance,
we have been supposing all along that our
brilliant cotemporaty Editor Murat Hal
stead had his eye on Senator Payne's seat
in the Senate, but what are we to think
when the Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette
contains such an editorial as the following:
We believe there was something said some
time ago abont Mr. Halstead being a candidate
for the United States Senate, bnt we may be
allowed to remark that so many other matters
of greater interest to him have been occupying
his attention, that he had quite forgotten the
alleged candidacy until reminded of it by the
Then the prospect of seeing the Senate
shaken into hysterics must be abandoned,
we presume, although we still hope that
the distinguished editor will refresh his
memory on this subject if the Republicans
obtain control of the Legislature. It is as
tonishing how treacherous the memory of
man is when he does not care to remember.
In this case the refusal of his political oppo
nents to forget the forged contracts' slip of
Mr. Halstead has had an evil effect upon
his mnemonic system. Belief from this ob
livious depression, we think, is open to Mr.
Halstead if he will take his eyes off Ohio
politics for twenty-four hours.
"No premature beer is fit for consump
tion," says the Anti-Adulteration Journal
with a terrible assumption of gravity. But
we foresee that the drinker of that popular
beverage will ask wonderingly: "When is
beer premature? Can it be premature?"
It is thought by Harper's "Weekly to be a
good joke that the Harlem Democratic
Clnb should denounce the corruption of 'the
ballot and indorse Governor Hill, the
enemy of ballot reform, in the same breath.
It is amusing, but the Harlem Club is not a
bit more inconsistent than both of the great
parties often are. Their platforms and
practice seldom agree.
TriE Parnell Commission resumed its
sessions yesterday in London. The eyes of
Ireland's friends, however, are not upon its
dreary proceedings, but upon the renewed
attack Mr. Gladstone is leading against
Lord Salisbury's government
The way to get promotion in an African
Kingdom is very simple and direct The
cable annonnces that Theophilns Shepstone
has been elected King of Swaziland, to suc
ceed King Umbandesi. Shepstone was Um
bandesi's adviser, and the latter drank him
self to death. Shepstone's advice to Umban
desi can hardly have been disinterested.
At a Democratic meeting at Boseville,
near Zanesville, yesterday, a Bepublican
shouted for Foraker. He was arrested and
a magistrate fined him six dollars and a
hair. What wonld the fine have been had
he hurrahed for Harrison too?
The New York baseball team beat
Brooklyn's yesterday. That settles it. The
politicians will have to postpone the cam
paign in that city till the series is played
Whit.e a warm welcome was given to
Mr. Christopher L. Magee as he stepped
upon his native soil, it is also a fact that a
good many prominent politicians of these
parts found their way to the Seventh Ave
nue Hotel yesterday. Was it a coincidence
merely that Senator M. S. Quay was regis
" The Cronin trial has actually begun. The
soothsayer who can say certainly when it
will end has a fortune at his command.
Trials in Chicago are symbols of eternity.
Secretary Wilcox, of the Philadel
phia Gas Company, says that Philadel
phians are away behind his company in the
manufacture of meters. The public wonld
like to know how to interpret this remark.
A superb meter from a gas company's point
of view is apt to be a very bad one for the
Bradlatjgh is reported to be dying. It
must be a great comfort to the infidel that
he believes in death.
Luckily for gentle maidens everywhere
the discovery that ice cream often contains
micro-organic poison tyrotoxicon was not
made till the summer had closed. Young
men should read up this winter on pto
maines, as these tiny fungoid growths are
PEOPLE OP PK0MINENCE.
Henry Ibyxko is the most scholarly of all
living actors. He is very fond of America, and
the Americans like him, personally as well as
Hewkt James, the novelist, is growing very
fat, and is more like the Prince of Wales, in
consequence. As a writer, his popularity is on
the wane, but as a London society man he is a
bright, particular star, in certain circles.
Mks. Rose Vebtneb Jeffeey, the charm
ing Kentucky poetess, is one ot the most fasci
nating women of the famous Blue Grass region.
Her home is at Lexington, the garden spot of
the State. Poetry has been for her the elegant
amusement of her leisure hoars the few hoars
which the cares of a large family and the duties
of society allow her to devote to literary pur
suits. Miss Braddon, the popular English novel
ist is 65 years old. She is tall, with plain but
intelligent features. Her bair was originally of
a golden red, but is beginning to show streaks
of gray. Her first literary success was ''Aurora
Floyd." Before that was published, she was
glad to get 5 for a story. About 20 years ago
she married ber publisher, Mr. Maxwell, and
her novels, of which she writes three a year,
addereatly to the income of her husband's pub
EUOEXE L. Didiee is one of the few South
ern authors who do not write "dialect stories."
He Is 40, but neither fair nor fat Of French
descent he is an enthusiastic American. His
"Life of Madame Bonaparte" went through
four editions in one month, and his "Lite of
Edgar A. Foe" is now in its fifteenth edition.
He has dark, flashing eyes, a slight but wiry
figure, and a voice musical in tone, free from
the sharp twang of the North and the languid
pronunciation of the South,
Pterre Lorillard spent two million's in
creating the princely domain of Tuxedo Park
'out of a wilderness. His fortune was made in
tobacco, but Toxedo is not all smoke. It has
become an ultra-fashionable resort for wealthy
New Yorkers who have more money than they
know what to do with. Fifty decant cottagts
have already been erected, and, to make it
more exclusive, the association is limited to
the aristocratic number of 400. Mr. Lorillard
does not himself expect to' realize six per cent
on bis two million investment, but he thinks
bis grandson, to whom he has left the estate,
Will UU BU.
NO MAN IN THE MOON.
Prof; Brasbear Shown That That Indivldnal
Was Frozen Ont 370 Degrees Below
Zero In Fair Luna's Territory A Lecture
ProtJohnA. Brashear entertained a large
and enthusiastic audience at the Point Breeze
Presbyterian Church last evening. His subject,
"Earth Studies of the Moon," was illustrated
with a number of stereoscopic views, many of
which were entirely new to his audience.
He said the moon was a dead orld; that
there was no atmosphere, no water, hence there
could not be life of any sort, either human or
animal. The condition of the surface of the
moon, however, proved conclusively that at
some earlier date in its history it had been
The temperature of the moon never rises
above zero Fahrenheit bnt goes as far as 370
below zero, which was one proof that no at
mosphere existed there, as the moon being so
much nearer the sun than the earth, would
naturally attain a greater degree of beat had
it the same atmosphere to retard the process of
radiation that the earth has. The craters and
immense mountains on the surface of the
moon are indescribably grand when seen by
the aid of a large telescope. The phases and
illuminations are identical but once in 19 years,
making it an ever-changing and charming
study to the astronomer.
An Interesting illustration given of the law
of gravitation was tbat ions before a new body
in the beavens was discovered it was heralded
by its power of attraction to draw other planets
from their course. Prof. Brashear supported
all of his remarks by conclusive arguments
and quoted eminent astrologlbtB as authority.
With the views the audience was permitted
to see all of the famous stereoscopes of the
world, and also those used in the Allegheny
Observatory: the moon, under a great many
'conditions, the monntain ranges and craters
being made especially plain. A peculiar law of
that satellite being the appearing in pairs of the
craters, and always to the ratio of three. That
is. If one measured 20 miles in diameter the
companion would measure SO miles.
Prof. Brasbear said that it such a thing were
possible the moon would be the most excellent
place for the study of the other heavenly
bodies, for no atmosphere or dust would im
pede the pursuit of knowledge.
The lecturer concluded his remarks with the
andience showing tbelr appreciation in a very
demonstrative manner. The Haydn Club, In
their usual excellent manner, rendered several
fine selections of music and were heartily en
cored. A GAME OF BLACKBALL
Explained More In Detail by One In a Post
lion to Understand.
The following communication, received at
this office last evening, is more explicit and
official than the original report in these
columns on the same subject and is therefore
of interest no doubt, to those who want to
know just how the innocent and amusing game
of blackball is played:
To the Editor orThe Dispatch.!
I read In yesterday's Dispatch an article In
reference to the btwlckley Kenubllcan League
blackballing J. Neeb, H. McDowell and K. Berry,
which pave K. D. Layton as the Informant. There
Is much of It that I would like you to correct. In
the first place he says they were recommended
for "honorary members." These apDllcatlons
were fur active membership. He also says there
were 'lustfour blackballs agalust each, and the
teller called out four black balls." As to how he
knows this I can't tell, Ihe ballot was not seen
by Mr. Layton or called ont by teller, and no one
saw tbe number of the black balls but the member
who brought the ballot-box to me and myself,
and all tbe calling was what I did, stating that
the ballot was unfavorable "
I would also sav that there were a good many
more than four blackballs in every case. Also,
no one got up and said, "Who hath done this
thing"' nor did 1 rap fororder.as there was no dis
order; nor did a well-known politician gotup and
want to know why such an affront had been of
fered these leadingTiepubllcsns,"etc.:nor did
the meeting break up In "suppressed disorder,"
as the business was all transacted, and the meet
ing adjourned In perfect order.
If tbe applications had been for honorary mem
bers 1 think they would have been elected.
A. Moose President of the League.
Sxwicexxt, October 14, l&fl.
No Plcnanre In Conrt Life.
YVelI,I can't see any f nn in attendin court,"
said an observant old lady. "Every time a wit
ness goes to tell anything that's got ady thing
to do with the case all the lawyers jump np
and noller, and the jedge rules the testimony
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
What Two Decodes Have Done in Dentistry
Tho Terror of Tooth.Palllng Gold
Filling for a Lnce Pin.
Dentistry, its practitioners and instruments,
has changed, chanced for tbe better beyond a
doubt during tbe last two decades. Tbe first
dentist's office or operating chamber second
in horror only to the scaffold of the eallows I
can rememberwis a gruesome place. Upon the
outer wall hung, as an Indian might have bis
scalp, a case of trophies, teeth of all sizes from
tbo mammoth molar of some giant to the tiny
tooth of a babe. The thought of this case waB
enough to still an aching tooth at once. Had I
been alone I wonld have always turned back at
the dentist's door. But there was always some
courageous and disinterested relative or
guardian at haud to point me upward. What
an oppressive poignant gloom it was that per
vaded the stairs which led to the torture
The room itself had a bright and a dark side.
For the center of the former stood a chair not
unlike tbo barber chair of the modern tonsorlal
parlor. Plenty of light fell upon that chair,
with its foot rest and its gripping head piece.
But I should have stated that before the horrid
reality of this roomwas revealed the victim
was obliged to wait bis turn in an adjoining
room which boasted all the luxuries of a second-rate
railway waiting room and a table
covered with stale magazines and papers to
boot The yells and groans f the prisoners in
the next room were always sufficiently andible
to keep up the spirits of the occupants of the
When the door opened and a deep bass voice
in those days a dentist who had not a deep
bass voice could not inspire confidence ex
claimed : "Come this way, young gentleman I"
it was astonishing how heavy the feet of the
youth addressed became. Again the courage
ous disinterested third party supplied the mo
tive power. I never remember an occasion
when, as I entered the inner chamber, the
dentist was not wiping a forceps on a white
cloth stained with red. It was a most reassur.
Then in the dark comer of that room was a
stationary washstand in which water nnseen
trickled. Never did water make such an ap
palling sound in a marble basin. It seemed to
find it hard work to wash away the sanguinary
streaks. But one was not allowed to listen
long to the running water, for again the deep
bass voice remarked, "This way there now
make yourself comfortable," as if any man or
boy could be comfortable in that chair. I will
not linger on the subsequent proceedings.
They wero painful, very. When I could re
view the experience calmly what particularly
struck me was the huge Bize of the tools of
extraction and the recklessness of the ex
tractor. A crowbar in the hands of a track
layer with an obstinate boulder as an object, is
an appropriate simile.
Aftee a lapse of 15 years or so I made the
acquaintance of a modern dentist It was
almost disappointing to find no cheering array
of trophies at the threshold, no Stygian cave
to wait in. and a bright cozy room, with a
blazing fire, and no death's head in which to
confront the dental doctor. Of course, the
awful chair was theie, but it was behind a
screen. The dentist did not sink bis voice be
low the staff when he invited "you to put your
self In his hands. It did not resemble a fu
neral, and some hope of coming out alive from
the ordeal sprang in the heart The instru
ments were as delicate as If they had been in
tended for the dissection of butterflies rather
than tbe yanking of human teeth.
I could not help remarking to the dentist at
the close of tbe performance whose details I
omit again that dentistry had taken a tremen
dous leap since the early seventies.
"Yes," he replied, "I remember a lecturer
who showed us a big forceps that used to be in
general use. It was a foot long and the lecturer
said that he didn't know what they were made
so large for unless it wera to allow the dentist
to get beyond the reach of tbe patient's feet1'
To beveet to another personal reminiscence,
I may say tbat a good deal of prejudice against
the old school dentist which I have shown may
be dne to tbe wholesale dealings I bad with
It is decidedly unfortunate for a boy to have
an elder brother who is on intimate terms with
a dentist This is especially true when the
brothers are at aboardmg school together,
where tbe younger's fate is entirely in the
elder's hands. What can be more friendly or
generous than for tbe elder to hand over the
younger to tbe dentist whenever business is a
littlodullT That's how one youngster I wot of
came to have wholesale dealings with a dentist
Filling is pertinent to any talk about
Not many years ago the gold filling came out
of a large back tooth in the head of a young
Pittsbnrger. It was a goodly piece of precious
metal, and its owner laid it on a tray that
ornamented the bureau of his bedroom. It
should be explained that the young man was
staying at a friend's house. Tbat very day he
left for home and forgot all about the gold fill
ing. It lay in the tray tor several days, and
then one of the young ladies of the house
found it She thought that her brother who
had been traveling among the gold mines of
the West a short time before bad left a nngget
by accident on the bureau. The fact is it did
look like a tiny nugget
Anyhow the young lady took it to a Fifth
avenue jeweler and had the nugget set in a
handsome enamel as a lace pin. She wore it
all last summer.
A few days ago the young man visited this
friend of bis again, and, being assigned the
same sleeping chamber, was reminded of tbe
gold filling he bad left there several months
before. More as a good joke upon himself than
for any other reason the young man told the
story at the breakfast table next morning. The
young lady, who sat opposite him, nearly
fainted, and then insisted tbat the careless fel
low with the big hollow tooth should wear the
nugget pin in his scarf for the rest of his nat
ural life. '
A PLANT OP MAGNETIC P0WEE.
Remarkable Natural Product Discovered In
the Forests of India.
From the New York Sun.l
There has been discovered in the forests of
India a strange plant which possesses to a very
high degree astonishing magnetic power. The
hand which breaks a leaf from it receives im
mediately a shock equal to that which is pro
duced by the conductor of an induction coil.
At a distance of six meters a magnetic needle
is affected by it and it will be quite deranged
if brought near. The energy of this singular
influence varies with tbe hours of the day. All
powerful about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, it is
abolutely annulled during the night At times
of storm lis intensity augments to striking pro
portions. During rain the plant seems to succumb, and
bends its head during a thunder shower. It re
mains there withont force of virtue, even if one
should shelter it with an umbrella. No shock
is felt at that time in breaking tbe leaves, and
the needle is unaffected by it One never by
any chance sees a bird or Insect alight on the
electric plant: au instinct seems to warn them
that they would find their sudden death.
A Jury nt Last.
Chicago Tribune Poetry.
Let Justice now her bandage tie
Securely round her eyes,
Balance her scales and draw her sword
To slay her enemies.
In all her panoply ot state
JLet her resume her sway
The jury in the Cronin case
Was finished yesterday.
Pence Under Arms.
From the Detroit Free Press.
If the Emperor William desires peace, and
be says he does, why not make some move to
back his assertions? For instance, why not
muster about 0,000 soldiers out of service, or
sell off a dozen iron-clads. The man who Isn't
seeking a row doesn't carry brass knuckles
around in bis pocket
Still Wearing HIa Old Clothes.
Peabody (Kan.) Gazette.
A man who came to Bawlins county in 1880
with only S3 and a suit of clothes, now has 480
acres of land, 6 horses and SO town lots, but be
still has only one suit of clothes.
Campaign Preparations. -From
the Baltimore American, i
Calvin S. Brice is one of the largest owners of
natural gas wells In this country. Is he prepar
ing tor another educational campaign?
LAFAIETMi CLDB'S RE0LPTI0N.
An Informal Gathering In Their New Booms
The Lafayette Club, an organization com
posed of a number of well-known young society
gentlemen of this city, hold a meeting and in
formal reception last night
The club has secured an elegant suite of
rooms at No. 320 Fifth avenue. They have been
furnished In luxurious style, and will be open
every evening. A large number of friends of
the members were present last night Tbe
evening was spent in impromptu addresses,
songs and music
The latter was tendered by tbe Lafayette
Quartet The event of the evening was a
German song by Mr. Philip Koch. The clnb
will give a reception at New Turner Hall,
Wednesday evening. December 4. The officers
are: President O. A. Corcoran; Secretary, W.
J. Wiseman, and Treasurer, Thomas Lindsay.
DAI KDESEKY DONATION.
A Notable Event In Connection With a. De
A continual stream of ladies interested in
the Allegheny Day Nursery were received
there yesterday between the hours of 3 and 10
p. si, by the officers of the institution.
After viewing the little ones, who in spotless
clothing and smiling faces attested the good
care they received, the guests were ushered
into the dining room, where a committee of
ladies served them with ice cream and cake.
From there the second story was explored,
where another committee served chocolate and
tea with the most distracting little cups and
saucers, which were retained bvthe guests as
souvenirs. The friends of the Home were very
liberal in their donations, which comprised
money, groceries, and wearing apparel for the
1NTE0DUC1NG THE PAST0E.
A Grab Scheme by Which Young Men Took
Chances on Girls.
The fate of a young man depended entirely
upon a carpet-rag ball at the Fifth Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church last evening as to
whether he took hi3 own best eln to the re
freshment table or someone else's best girl.
The young ladles contnbntcd the bails, with
name attached, and the young men purchased
for 10 cents the privilege of listening to an ex
cellent programme and escorting the young
lady whose ball he bad purchased to the re
freshment table, also settling the bill for any
thing she might order.
The social was given with a double object to
introduce the pastor. Rev. L MacGuire, to the
congregation, and to obtiin money for neces
sary Improvements in the church.
A PBIYATE WEDDING.
Councilman Bnnm Secures a Charming Help
meet, Miss Alice B. Hemphill.
The most private wedding of the season
among society people occurred at 6.3U last
evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James
Hemphill, Shady avenue, East End.
Their daughter, Miss Alice B., was married to
Mr. George W. Baucrf, Councilman from the
Twentieth ward, by Rev. W. J. Holland, of tho
Bellefield Presbyterian Church. The pair were
unattended, and no one but the bride's parents
witnessed the ceremony. Tbe bride was at
tired in a handsome traveling suit of blue im
The 8 o'clock train took Mr. and Mrs. Baum
to New YorS, and they will sail for Europe on
the 30tb, where they will remain until spring.
A PLEASANT EUCHRE PAETT.
A Chicago Young Lady Introduced to East
End Social Circles.
Tbe euchre party, given last evening In honor
of Miss Louise Savage, of Kenwood, Chicago,
at tbe residence of Mrs. Charles B. McLean, on
Winebiddle avenue, East End, was a very en
joyable affair. The 60 guests present united in
designating Miss Savage, the charming young
lady Kenwood circles pronounce ber.
The prizes were of oxidized silver, consisting
of a tea scoop and ball for the young ladies and
pocket comb and rnler for tbe gentlemen. The
fortnnates were the two who won tbe greatest
number of games and played tbe greatest num
ber of success tnl lone hands. The supper was
served hi Hagan's usual fine manner.
CONTEOLLER MORROW SPOKE.
A mission Social at the Eighth Presby
terlnn Church Last Evening.
A very enjoyable social under tbe auspices of
the Young Ladies' Missionary Society of the
Eighth United Presbyterian Chnrch was held
last evening, the object being to interest peo
ple in missions.
Controller Morrow very successfully inter
ested those present for a short time by a very
entertaining talk upon the subject in question.
Refreshments were served and a collection
In a Social War.
TDK lecture given by Hon. Alfred Mar
land on "Here and There," at the G. A, R.
Hall, Mt Washington, was largely attended.
The lecture was given under the auspices of
Mt Washington Lodge No. 113, A. O. TJ. W.
for the benefit of the library fund.
TUB Monongabela Club will open tho season
by a reception at the Monongabela House this
evening. This is the opening reception of tbe
club and will abonnd in beauty. The dances
are to he something brilliant
Mb. Geo. Goddaed and bride, nee. Miss
Scott, of Fifth avenue, returned, yesterday
from their Eastern trip, and have taken pos
session ot their apartments at the Monongabela
De. W. B. Taylor, of McKeesport, will wed
on tbe SOtb, Miss Weaver, of 82 Garfield
avenue, Allegheny City.
Me. Harry Hawkins, of Wyoming, and
Miss Julia Thompson, of Allegheny, were mar
Mb. John Bailie, of Allegheny. was w?d yes
terday to MissMaryEismiuger.of Waynesburg.
CORNELL'S COLORED 0EAT0R.
A Cultured Negro Who Ranks High Among
Ithaca, N. Y., October 21 That no distinc
tion is made at Cornell University, on acconnt
of race or color, was shown yesterday, by the
election of Charles C. Cook (colored), to the
office of prize orator of tbe senior class, as
briefly announced this morning. While the
other offices wore eagerly sought by numerous
candidates and deep political schemes were re
sorted to, Mr. Cook had no opposition, and
was elected by 187 votes. Cook comes
from Washington and is 19 years old,
being one of the yonngest men in the class.
His father is a retired speculator of con
siderable wealth. The young orator is of me
dium height and weight, handsome features,
nearlv a mulatto in complexion and wears a
light mustache. In his underclassman years he
took an active part in rane rushes and pulled
on tbe Sophomore tug-nf-war.
In scholarship be ranked high on entering
tbe university, and since tbat time he has been
considered one of the brightest members of the
class. Daring the past two years he has been
paying special attention to philosophy, and ex
pects to teach that subject" after graduation.
Conk dresses elegantly and mingles little In
socletv. His acquaintance among the fair sex
Is confined to bis consin, Mis Ditcher, who is
also a senior. By the students Cook has al
ways been treated as an equal.
At tbe senior banquet Cook will be the lead
ing figure, and his witticisms will be expended
In distributing tbe class prizes. He bas taken
special lessons in elocution and is considered
a good orator. His election was pnrely on
merit with no attention paid to either his
color or wealth. In the senior class ten nation
alities are represented, and in making up the
committees all will be recognized.
HUMORS IN JERSEY POLITICS.
Passengers Olistnko a Convict for General
E. Bard Grnbb.
Tbentoit, October 24. One of the humors
of the campaign in New Jersey, and there are
not a few of them, isathe eagerness of the aris
tocratic Grnbb to show his willingness to asso
ciate with men of the people in hob-nailed
boots. Some days ago General Grnbb rode in
thfcsmoklnc car from Camden to Trenton.
When he entered this, tbe least luxurious car on
his train, he saw an empty seat by the side of a
grimy son of toil. He also saw the opportunity
to make a point, and be promptly sat down be
side bis unBbaven constituent who was smok
ing black tobacco in an aged bat not enfeebled
pipe. Various genial efforts were made by
General Grnbb toward conversation, but the
gentleman at his side seemed to be of a morose
disposition, and refused to discuss either the
weather or the Republican canvass.
By and by it came to be whispered about
among other occupants of "the smoker" that
the tall, English-whiskered person was General
E. Burd Gruhb. But nobody seemed to know
who his grimy companion was. It was supposed
he was some persoa of consequence, however.
When Trenton was reached, a deputy sheriff,
two seats back, arose and kindly but firmly
collared tbe grimy man, and trotted him off to
State prison, where be is now serving a five
year sentence as Lawrenoe Monohan.
Some of the Historic Hannted Spots In and
Abont the Capital Tbe Evil Spirit at
Pincnsblon Bock Tbo Ghostly Drum'
Folklore is a study which has its attractions
for;almost everyone, but there are few, at
least In Washington, who have devoted as met u
time to it or whose investigations into Ue
realms of quaint sayings and queer supersti
tions have been attended with more interesting
results than those ot Mr. William H. Babcock,
who has contributed many valuable articles on
the folklore of America to leading journals,
both in England and this country. In a recent
article he tells of a legend which has a host of
believers along the banks of the Potomac in
the vicinity of Little Falls, which Is only abont
three miles above Georgetown.
The story runs that in the early days of
Washington, during one of the first British ex
peditions against the colonists, a number of
soldiers, one of them a drummer boy, at
tempted to cross tbe river at a point about a
quarter of a mile south of the falls. Jnst be
fore the Maryland shore was reached the boat
was overturned and tbe drummer drowned,
and ever since persons rowing over the spot
where he went down can hear tbe muffled notes
of the drnm, and his spirit plays the dead
march. Tbe place is generally given a wide
berth by those who know the story.
An incident which is said to have occurred
many years ago, says the Washington Star,
served only to strengthen tbe hold their super
stition has on the minds of the credulous: One
day a fisherman, more bold than his fellows,
bad been dropping his line just over the place
where the drammer is said to have gone down
He had fished all day with tbe dreary notes of
tbe drum sounding in his ears, and growing
weary ot tbe monotonous rat-a-tat-tat ex
claimed: "D it can't yon play some other
No sooner were the words spoken than all
sound ceased. A moment later the waters.be
neath seemed to part and the boat with the
fisherman still in it slowly sank from sight, the
man making no attempt to escape his fate, and
since tbat time no trace of either the fisherman
or his crate bas been discovered. His friends
witnessed the occurrence, but were too horror
stricken to do aught for bis relief until he was
beyond their aid.
An Evil Spirit's Haunt.
Another story which comes from along the
banks of the Potomac is that of the pincushion
stone which marks tbe cross-roads just before
Mount Vernon is reached. In the old days
when that historical spot was alive with tbe
happy voices of the plantation darkies, a man
killed bis wife in a quarrel over a pincushion,
and as the murdered woman fell over tbe stone
it bas since bean called the pincushion stone,
and is said to be possessed of an evil spirit A
venturesome farmer, to show bis contempt for
the stone and its traditions, once took it home
with him and placed it in bis bam. That very
night tbe barn caught fire and was burned to
tbe ground, and as be met with a succession of
disasters, his experiment tended only to in
crease the popular belief in tbe stone, and it
was subsequently taken back to its original
In traveling about the country in the vicinity
of Washington one is struck by the changes
wrought by time, even in tbe names of places.
On the banks of the Anaeosta river is one of the
most charming spots in the neighborhood of
Washington, and is a favorite resort for pic
nickers from the city: It is known as Lincoln
Banks, and one would naturally suppose the
spot had been named in honor of President
Lincoln; but that such is not tbe case is vouched
for by many persons who remember when it was
Lickln Bank, and even this was not its original
name. It seems that it was first known by old
trappers, who designated it as the "Lick in the
Bank," and it has gradually grown into its pres
ent cognomen of Lincoln Bank.
Faith In the Youdon Doctor.
Further up in Maryland is a village now
known as Forrestville, but which in past years
was known as Long Old Fields. Civilization
flowed in two streams up the Valleys of the Pat
nxent id Potomac. The former was the great
er, having the richer rooting and tbe broader
base. Its outpost was on the crest of tbe rough
ridge which separates them, and which was and
is to this day a wilderness. Here long fields
were cleared along the road at an early day, and
in time grew into old long fields. The travel
from valley to valley halted here as at a half
way house, and does so now. For generations
it has been known as Old Long Fields, and it
was only recently tbat its name bas been
changed by the Postofflce Department
as far as can be learned the greater number
of traditions and superstitions which are
familiar in America had their origin in
England and upon the continent, but there
are many which seem to hare originated
among the slaves in ante-bellum days. Tbey
nave been handed down from generation to
generation until tbey have come to form part
of tbe religion of a vast majority of the
negroes, and in the interior of many Southern
States, where plantation -life is but little
changed from what It was 40 or 60 years ago.
the farm hands have tbe greatest terror of a
voudou doctor, and believe implicitly in bis
power to work them good or 111, whichever he
sees fit But the belief in old saws is not con
fined to tbe colored race by any means, for
there is many a farmer who will not plant bis
crops save "in tbe dark of tbe moon," and any
one who has lived in a sea-board town bas
beard many a time the merry notes ot the
sailors in a passing sloop as they "whistle for
Some Cartons Superstitions.
In many a homestead a spider will be allowed
to lire, as the lord of the manor is convinced
that to kill one will surely cause disastsrto fall
upon himself or family. There is also a super
stition, common in many New England States,
to the effect that if two persons are walking
alone band in band and meet with a post or any
obstacle which causes them to separate, that
the one who passes on the right of it will go to
heaven and the other to hell.
Many persons believe tbat If a rocking-chair
should commence to rock of itself, ana there
be no one in It there will be a death in the
family circle. A needle tailing and sticking up
right on the floor is supposed to give warning
of the approach of a visitor, while a dog sleep
ing in a room with its nose pointed to the door
betokens tbe death of a dear friend. Cats will,
it is believed, suck tbe breath of sleeping per
sons, and one will never be left in a room
where a baby is sleeping. The tendency to in
vent these beliefs is fast dying out according
to those who have studied tue subject and
they give as a reason lor wis inac tms is an age
of skepticism rather than faith, and tbat as
civilization advances, the tendency to investi
gate all tbat pertains to tne unnatural in
creases, and that the ease with which the fal
lacy of most of these old sayings and supersti
tions is proven, deters their growth.
COPPER IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Eighty Thousand Dollar. Offered for Sup
posed Valuable Deposits.
Carbondale. October 21. Sylvester De
laney and five other owners of land In South
Canaan have received an offer from a
Newark smelting company of $50,000 for
the privilege of mining whatever min
eral may underlie their properties. Not
long ago Michael Brady, a Colorado
miner, visited friends in South Canaan, and
discovered indications of copper. He urged
Mr. Delaneyto nncover the rock and have the
ore assayed. The work was undertaken at
once, and ten feet from the surface oxide of
copper was found. The prospectors continued
to tunnel the hill until the metallferous stra
tum was reached. Specimens were assayed
and reported to be rich in copper and silver.
This report encouraged Mr. Delaneyto prose
cute the work which be had commenced and
the tunnelling was continued until at 75 feet 18
Inches of the pay rock was found. William N.
Arnold caught the fever and begun operations
upon his land, which adjoins Mr. Delaney's
farm. Lyman Kennedy was next to uncover
the surface, and he too found what proved to
be paying copper ore. An attempt was made to
organize a company and develop the property,
bnt the scheme was not approved by the land
owners, as the arrangement would compel
them to transfer their rights to a syndicate of
A Bovine bollloqur.
Theiw which all the summer through
T?nt feasted on the clover.
Beneath the sunlit skies of bine
Tbat arched, in beauty over.
Now sad and melancholy strays
Across the chilly lea;
But ever and anon she says:
There are no flies on me 1
Nothing Like It.
From the Chicago News.
"I have traveled from one end of tbe hemis
phere to the other," said the Pan-American
delegate as he gazed with emotion at tbe Chi
cago river, "bnt I have never seen anywhere a
bayou in which the alligators had stirred up so
much,mud as In this one."
A Hen That Catches Slice.
Mabtdtsville, Ind., October 2t A. J,
Weddle, a grocer Of this city, is the proud
possessor of a mousey-catching hen. She waits
patiently for a mouse to appear from its hole,
suddenly seizes It with ber beak, lashing it
violently against the 'ground until dead, and
then devours it whole, t
ODD' THINGS'IN GOTHAM,
What a Woman Wonld Da.
rsxv TOBE BUBXaU SrZCULS.)
TSxwYdsx, October 2i-Mrs. Emma Beck
wltb, the woman's rights candidate for Mayor
ot Brooklyn, was asked to-day what she pro
posed to do. "To help women," she replied.
"If I am elected Mayor of Brooklyn I will see
tbat there are women on the School Board, In
every police conn, police station and prison In
the city. I will bavewemen on the Board of
Health and in the Board of Public Works.
Don't you think there are women In this city
who would sweep our streets quicker and
cleaner than the men now employed and who
pretend to do tbat workt I could rally a staff of
600 In 15 minutes. They'd be glad to get the
job, and they'd be worthy of the hire, too.
Tbey must hare bread, not only for themselves
but their children, and not seldom for
their husbands. It might shock the sensi
bilities of our ladles to see their
less fortunate sisters sweeping off the
cobblestones, but they would recover
from It The sweepers would scorn tbe prof
fered tear. More, they would sing, smile and
be merry over It, for there was never a street
so hard to clean as a tnbf ul of clothes." "Will
you have a platform r "No. It la not as
though I were a candidate for President Little
is expected in a municipal campaign. I shall
make few promises, and pledge myself to do
only three things clean the city and keep it
clean; get the educational system out of the
hands of the wire-pulling politicians, and use
the sweet wholesome Influence of woman to
fight down the viciousness that is propagated
dud nurturedjin and about our police courts and
prisons. "Will you take the stump?" "Guess
I shall have, to." "What kind of ballots will
you haveT" "Yellow, dandelion color the na
tional flower, yon know." "But men don't like
yellow." "Thenril not have it How would
primrose pink dot Yesr Then Pll print them
on primrose pink."
An Electrical Freak.
The electrical apparatus in Macy-s workshops
in Sixth avenue cut a caper, the other after
noon, which quite shattered the nerves of the
300 girls employed in the bunding. At 4 o'clock
in the afternoon tbe electric current which
supplies light and motive power became balky.
Tbe machine in the underwear shops ran with
a slow, grinding motion; then there was a
series of crashes and thumps, and suddenly the
air was filled with green and blue lightning.
About 25 girls, who were working at the sewing
machines, received shocks which sent them
screaming and tumbling over each other down
stairs. Tbe 100 or more girls on the third floor
caught the alarm at once and Joined the rush
down tbe stairways to the street The fore
women made vain efforts to stop tbo panic
Every girl In tbe establishment apparently lost
ber head and tried to fight her way through
crowds ofi her terror-stricken companions to
the ground floor. A dozen of them fainted and
several became hysterical. Eventually all the
girls were pushed or carried out to the street
Three or four of tbe worst frightened girls were
sent home in carriages. No one was seriously
injured. Workwas not resume-l for two days.
Just what got into the electrical apparatus
neither the engineer nor any one else seems to
know, and it was only this afternoon that the
story of the accident reached the newspapers,
such efforts bad been made to keep it quiet
Stole Everythlag In a Store.
Meyer White had a ready-made clothing
store at 611 Myrtle avenue. Brooklyn. Ho did
not carry a big stock; somewhere about 600
worth. When he opened bis store the other
morning be found that bis whole stock of
'goods had disappeared. Burglars had been at
work during tbe night, and they didn't leavo
him as much as a pants button. The police
have been on a still hunt for the robbers, and
to-day Captain McKelrey nabbed the whole
gang. The clothing was found packed in dry
goods boxes and bidden beneath tons of hay in
an adjacent stable.
A BIRD OP EVIL OMEN.
Death Follows tho Visit of a Mad Con
Watsbbitbt, Conk., October 21 About 8
o'clock yesterday morning a large, plump part
ridge flew through the fanlight over tbe frost
door of the residence of Railroad Commissioner
George C Woodruff, In Litcbfled, completely
demolishing It, although It was of heavy
ground glass. From the hall the af
frlfhted bird turned Into tbe par
lor and dashed into a large mirror op
posite the nail door, shattering tnat as weiu a.
servant bearing the clatter made by the bird,
ran in' and seized the partridge, and in ber
fright threw it ont of a window and it escaped.
Presumably the same bird flew in at the back
window of the First National Bank of Litch
field later m the forenoon and was captured by
the janitor. Some of the sportsmen say It is "a
The servants at Mr. Woodruff's residence
were rendered nervous and nneasr by what
tbey deemed was tbe Ill-omened visit of the
bird and Its breaking vt tbe mirror, and some
of the neighbors freely predicted that it was a
sore sign that there would speedily follow a
death in the family. As if In confirmation of
their views on that subject It is now reported
tbat a few hours afterward a telegram was re
ceived announcing tbe death of Mrs. Harriet
Kellogg, a niece of Mrs. Woodruff, at Denver.
Flowers Instead of Crape.
From the Brooklyn Btandard-TJnlon.
The custom of placing flowers upon the door
knob Instead of crape seems to be growing in
favor. Many will recall the beautiful wreath
of roses which bung from the bell knob of
Mr. Beechers residence, on Hicks street where
tbe great preacher lay dead. Mr, O. A. Gager.
one of the trustees, who died on Sunday, made
the request that no crape should be placed on
the doorknob after his death, and accordingly
a cluster of white and pink roses and Ivy was
New York Is at Last Active.
New York; October 21 Tbe World's Fair
subscription book had scarcely been opened in
the office of Drexel, Morgan & Co. to-day when
three large subscriptions were made.- They
were those of CornellnrVanderbilttl00.000(a
personal subscription); New York Central and
Hudson River Railroad Company, $100,000, and
the Wagner Palace Car Company, $50,000.
The Handsomest American.
Tram the Boston Herald.-:
Three Rivers, Canada, is in great luck. Tbe
handsomest man In the United States has just
been appointed consul at that port Lest his
Identity should not be recognized it may be
added that his name is smith.
Qnrcr bnt Lovely.
From llunsey's Weekly. 1
Woman Is an enigma. She will face a frown
ing world and cling to the man she loves
through the most bitter season of trial and ad
versity, but she wouldn't wear a hat three
weeks behind tho style to save the Government
She Wouldn't Appear Odd.
Speaking of the wbat-would-you-do-If-you-were-a-man
question. It was an unfeeling woman
who said she supposed she would make a fool
of herself just like any other man.
A Shocking Sight.
From the Waynesburg Messenger.
We hate to see Prohibitionists getting "lull."
It is neither right nor consistent for them to
AWatuesbubo thief stole a beehive, bees
and all, the other night
The village of Epbrata Is greatly excited
over an alleged ghost which takes the shape of
A In WW A AVtMV l1ABai1 Is KlaoV
a ID J Aaislge ITUsUAU UICS9SU AAA "" i
Mb. and Mrs. J. a Sutter, of Columbia,
aged 84 and 79 respectively, have jnst celebrated
their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
Passengers on some of the Lehigh and
Susquehanna trains are notified of the stations
by an electric arrangement over tbe doors.
A HABBISBUBO Telegraph man found fS),060
In negotiable securities on tbe floor of a bank
and returned them before they were missed.
A 70-TEAB-OLD widower of Newton, Pa ad
vertised for a wife and get one, after a Are
days' courtship. But they quarreled, and new
he Is alone. I
A Wheeling boy dreamed he was Jack, the
Giant Killer, and poached bis sleepteg bretfcer
In the eye. ''
THasEia a man ta Mania's Ferry wkei
tA,WMt - X-
All the police ia Eagland number
The Florida orange crop this season U
estimated at 2.000,000 boxes.
Th? Eiffel Tower Company have now
paid to the stockholders more than tao entire
A number of Arabs attired in their
native costumes have arrived la Detroit, and
will make that city their home.
A groan in time saved an Ottawa man
from Burial alive. He uttered it just as We
casket was being lowered to the grave.
There were strange signs in the skies
Wednesday. At Ithaca, N. Y., and at Pitti
fleid. Mass., rainbows were seen in cloudless '
There are four men at Old Town, a
suburb of Fernaodlna, Fla., who make their
living out of sharks. They cure the hide, fir
ont tne oil and use the pulp for fertilizer.
The head of the London Waitrs'.TJnioa
says that tbe tip system bas developed to saefe
an extent that in some restaurants tbe waiters
pay 5 shillings a day?ortbe privilege of waiting.
The rising generation is fnll of sur
prises for its elders. A class of boys la a
Massachusetts- Sunday school withdrew be
cause its appointed teacher was a "scab"
In the Italian army the svsteia of siesta
prevails, under which all troops on the field Ha
SS1 ? "iop f or capIo of hours daring tho
isn..9-d.i7-. Tne oraet'eo Is so univer
sally accepted that the hour is fixed is general
The French are now able to put ia tho ,
field seven armies of a total strength of twe,ee8
men, equipped for a prolonged campaign, and.
supported, by an ample reserve. This Save
rm?s,I28foroetllaNaPoleon IH. could mas
ter in loTul
A dealer in cider at Toledo says he con
tracted for 20 barrels of the pure quill, hired
man to sleep in the cider mill while it was
making, and yet when delivered a test showed
that eight gallons of water had been added to
An unusually interesting marriage re
cently took place at Liverpool. The bride and
bridegroom, both colored persons, had traveled
from Lagos, about 5,000 miles, In order tbat tB4
ceremony might be performed by the Rev. U.
Nicholson, of Brighton, formerly Chaplain at
Mrs. lindeau, of Bay City, west out
into her yard to settle a dispute between a dog
and a calf. The calf was tied to a post, and in
running around the post tbe calf wound Its
tether rope about Mrs. Lindeau so tightly that
sbe sustained injuries from which she died is a
A Selma, CaL, man Trent into a ttera
last week and put a lighted cigarette oa lira
edge of anaquariam. A goldfish setoed M asd
took a puff. For several days the poor ts-tet;
lay at tbe bottom of tbe tank and pasted Hke a
tired dog. Its color changed to jet Mask, aad
the owner of that cigarette has sworn eg lee
Dr. Isaac Baitlett, of Hope, Me., Is osa
of those who have attained a good old age, and,
he is said to have lived all his life upon bread
and milk, and never to have eaten an oanee of
meat in his life, never to have takes a tea
spoonful of intoxicating liquors and never to
nave used tea, ffee or tobSeco. He now
weighs 240 pounds and ia In the regular praetfee
of his profession.
A stranger drove np to an Indkaapolia
livery stable, Tuesday and wanted to bay a
horse. He discussed the excellent points of
several animals In- the stable, and Anally
settled on oss that ho thought would suit Wai.
It was agreed that be should take it away a
few hours to try it He hitched the hone to
the back of bis wagon and drove oft He
hasn't come back yet.
Probably the smallest republie in the
world lstheonewhioh declared its iade-seed-ence
on August 9 at FraneevlHe. one of tho
islands of the New Hebrides, had etaetedM.
Cberiniard its President The Inhahtrinrj
consists of 40 Europeans (Including aseWtery
Englishman, a mission-), aad m Waek work
men employed by a French company. The sew
flag of the country having been duly hoisted,
tbe French gunboat Saoae lauded a detach
meat aad saluted the flag.
James Blundell, of Eivertoa, Trfmiim
county, Midi., met with a peculiar aeeMeat a
hrJdiDgitup for hU dogto sdmlre, bat the lav
ter wanted to bite it and la bis efforts to de ee
bit the hammer of the gas, upea wMaa Mr. -Blasdell
was leasing, witn hk paw. Therm
west off, aud Mr. BlaadeH had a bteedr dRetr
plowed across his chest. The wound was set
quite fatal, but it makes hkn disxy every Msee
hi mlad reverts, like MaadMuBet'g, te what
might have beea.
A Backsport, Me., student get tired
one day and laid his books In one of theopea
pipes of the water works while be went to star.
When next he thought of the books he oeaMa't
find them, as tbe pipe had been buried trader
ground, Last Sunday the water was taraed
on, but something was wrong. The water ,
wouia oniy corns siowiy. r maiiy oa wnrrtnc
the valve ot the hydrant some paper sweated!
then more paper, in lumps, then souse pfceea s
ciuui wuuiii); urn m raystsry, Data Of Bat) (
bad behavior of the works aad of theyeata'sv
missing books, was solved.
A singular eireaBssUaee reeey oc
curred at Biddeford, Me., wMeh rested oae
of tbe days when people bartered ta heads aad
wampum. Two men, oae a small, sleader per
son, and the other of preperthMMtetheaetga
borbood of 369 pounds, were employed by ea
of the women ia tbat leettHty to dig a grave ea
her family lot They worked rapteSy sad era
they were aware, the excavation was so taiga
and deep tbat the fat man was Baahte ta get oat
oi .lie jiuic a uMexuaa was eeeesrseiea, ana,
after quite a straggle the hsg man was eaea
more on ton. Ia payment for their services the
woman a short time after gave each of the te
men five quarts of gray beans engage te-keep
them out ot file ground fee quite a waste K k- f
came to the worst, -
William F. Ladd, of Sew Terkvaaa "
en exhibition at his store, oa Brsadwas-.twa.
antique porcelain china vases that ssasesj''
considerable historic Interest. They ate K
Inches in height aad over 160 years oieV IThey
once belonged to Marat, who was made Khtg
ot Naples by Napoleon, la 1818, afterward f de
throned, and finally captured ia aa attempt
to re-establish hlmseir, and shot Oeteher O,
ISIS. After losing bis throne the vases came
Into tbe possession of a branch of the Roths
child family, and were subsequently seat ta
relatives ia this country, ia whose Beeseesioa
they have sinee remained. The chief attrac
tion of the vases, aside from their-historid
value. Is tbe beautiful aad highly arttstfc orna
mentation, consisting of an exquisitely aeJeted
and very beautiful female figure os oae sies of
each vase, and on the reverse aide a Mere
sea tation of a fox hunting scene ia TTnsrTo n rT
The owners value the vases at 18,068.
WHAT WILD WITS ARE SAYIXG.1
A Chip of the Old Block Visiter at'ltta
"Whits Bouse (to Baby McKee). Ah, ayJHMe
man. how do yoa dot
11.,. U.V 1..T.1 ... -1
uj nvAn wv mm a jnK,, f wh
THE PEES8. f
What time the printer falls ia Ieve,t
He sure can do no less
Than show his chosen lass how great ""
"I don't see how a man eaa arias: himeoif
to open a pawn offlce, " said Qtisea.
Why not?" sated BHsea.
"Because It's such a leaaseae business.
Cammerctal AattrtUer. .,,
a TVsvfal Vmmr tfri.. T- mt.t
A& A' ww.an. ; vb. m.BV A I.OW 91 nHBl
is a very brave aaa. HetaseMtobea&atdef be
one thing." -Sfl
"What's tasM" t: '
"That he'll die Defers hts mother." AsatS
The Great Dressmaker. Beally, Xadaa,
I do not think that dress would he assseyisaK) for
you. It does net match year hair. -.-.
Mrs. De Swiae.-WeU. I'm gets? te have K, say
way. What color should 1 dye my hatrr-Pst.
A Cyclone Had Beea Aleag. Eastern
Man-Seems to me I've heard of test taws: it's la
Kansas, Isn't 1UT
Use of the Natives WelL mttni when!
left about two weeks age. 1 eeaWa't tea JW
sartta just where It Is aew.-ssray SnttrrttMi
Style's Magic Syllable. Frauklln Stae?
(at the tatter's deer. Kew are yea? Beeeseteet,,
lag aa overeeatr l"
Waverley Haee OsBtaidivl. Ovaacoatr-Bsw
not I've beea looting it seme OTaacoaaer. T
kaow-aevah weak weadr-made etetaesl-ik.
Oeealtism in Boston. Ethel (six years
OM) "1 have secared mamma's penawsiea
come over and mead tfca afienooa with Tea." J
Mabel (seven)-That's niee. Toa sK over 1here
ana read oadeary's geaetailategla waits a
Aa TJaforiaaete ftemark. BaafcrE
Hew's that pretty little widow la Harlem NaMgsm
nave sees ranag aseat lately?
hsasr-Ua. she's marrtea.
Jissjlif-Ttaa aWt seem to have 1