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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY. OCT. 27, 1SS9.
THE IMP0ETAUT POniT.
"While it seems as if more than one manu
facturing interest might be represented at
the reception to the Pan-American delegates,
we take it that the most important point
will be secured, if all the manufacturing
interests are adequately represented in the
display of industrial products at the Expo
The vital object that we wish to attain
with our Southern visitors is to show them
what Pittsburg can produce in the line of
articles that they wish to buy. No more
convincing way of doing that can be chosen
than the display of the articles themselves.
Nothing can be done in that line at a recep
tion of which the delegates will probably
have had a repletion before they reach Pitts
burg. "While it would be pleasant for all inter
ests to participate in the fashionable cere
mony, it is not worth disputing about, the
real wort of the visit of the Congress will
be done at the industrial exhibit. It is
there that ambitious manufacturers should
make their efforts.
A NOVELTY IN BATLEOAD POLICY.
The railroad idea, of deciding, or trying
to decide, disputes about rights of way by
acts of riot teems to have reached a novel
development at Zanesville, O., Friday.
One railroad, because a connecting road
was throwing its coal traffic to a third and
competing line, sent out a gang of men,
who bound and gagged an engineer, cap
tured his engine, carried it off to the round
house of the aggressive road, and when the
police came to look lor the engine locked
them In the round-house also. The idea of
securing traffic by an act of highway rob
bery may be awarded the palm for original
ity in the line of corporate lawlessness.
Such a remarkable proceeding seems prin
cipally nseful as a means of removing any
doubt that may heretofore have existed as
to the corporations furnishing an element of
ungoverned and lawless force similar in its
relation to the commercial system of to-day
to that furnished by the feudal barons in
THE BEPEESENTATIVE LOCATION.
The progress of events with reference to
the location of the "World's Fair project for
1892 makes it more evident daily that the way
to give it the dignity of national character
is to locate it at the capital of the nation
and to conduct it under Government aus
pices. The gradual strengthening of this con
viction arises from the development of the
objections to other places which become em
phasized as discussion goes on. New York,
having made an effort to raise a guarantee
fund of 15,000,000, has got subscriptions of
250,O00 from the Vanderbilt interests
and J50.000 from Joseph Pulitzer.
There the project sticks in the
mire of the metropolitan lack of public
spirit. Chicago, notwithstanding her en
terprise, has the drawbacks of an interior
city representing only a part, though a
leading part, of the whole country. "Wash
ington, on the contrary, is easily accessible
to foreign visitors, is the typical seat of gov
ernment for the New "World, and offers a
location for a great exposition which shall
be under the direct auspices of the United
States and represent the whole nation.
It is understood that the District Govem-
ment will ask Congress for authority to
issue a loan to raise funds for the Exposi
tion. As the cost will be more than repaid
-to the property holders of the District, the
proposition seems a very proper one. How
ever the details may be settled, the capital
of the nation is steadily rising into promi
nence as the place for the Exposition.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA IK POLITICS.
Governor Hill's allusion to the fact that
be was traveling in the South "without his
. encyclopedia" has been taken pretty gen
erally to have been uttered as a
sneer at President Cleveland. This he de
nies, and his friends have offered sundry
excuses for the peculiar remark. The latest
explanation, as stated by the Atlanta Con
stitution, is that Governor Hill intended it
as a joke at the expense of Mr. Boswell P.
Flower, that stalk of Democracy that buds
but never blooms, who accompanied the
New York Governor and made short
speeches full of statistics. This may be so,
although we think the correct reading of the
sneer will be shown by the shrinkage in
the. v6te for Gorernor Hill's ticket this
But aside from their personal bearing is
there not a good deal of humbug in these
sneers at the practice of obtaining statistics
and other information from the encyclo
pedia? We do sot see that it matters where
Mr. Cleveland or any other public man gets
his facts or his figures provided they are
correct. One of the prevailing defects of &
great deal of oratory inflicted upon the
American people by so-called statesmen is
their inaccuracy in matters of fact. Many
a man who has the gift of eloquence trusts
to it almost alone to carry his speech through.
More who have only a loud voice and a
brazen front fling to the winds all thought
of precision and answering truth in their
statements. They do not look into an en
cyclopedia once a year. More's the pity.
They are the first to sneer at the man who
draws from the wondrous collections of facts
which constitute the encyclopedias of these
days. And these brave rattlepates are' to be
found in the halls of Congress, in State
Legislatures and in the highest offices the
nation has in its gift.
THE LOCAL STTB IN POLITICS.
The personal movements of distinguished
Western Pennsylvania Republicans were a
wind-fall to the reporters during the week
just ended. "Where they journeyed, what
they said, and what they denied saying
this latter item the most important was
told picturesquely and minutely. To gather
a clear view of the future programme from
the amusing jetsam and flotsam of inter
view, rumor, assertion, intimation and de
nial would be as difficult as to understand
the plan of a battle by watching the skirmish
ing reconnoissances that precede it. But
where there is so much movement, so many
evolutions of fact and fancy about coming
events, it is reasonable to infer that some
important conflict is pending.
"Without doubt, there is. The division of
interests among the former colleagues, Quay,
Magee, Beaver, Flinn, Hastings and others,
which has been felt hitherto only in the
struggle over Federal appointments or at
local primaries, must very soon be trans
ferred to the larger arena of the State. The
election of the next Legislature and the
choice for Governor is at stake. Victory or
defeat in the nominations next spring means
an ascendancy or effectual limitation of
power and influence for a period of years.
In this state of things it is not surprising
that the leaders are making careful observa
tion of the field before announcing their line
of action. The situation at present indicates
Delamater as Senator Quay's first choice for
Governor, and Colonel Montooth as Mr.
Magee's, with General Hastings making a
lively canvass on his awn account, and
cultivating a reserve of acceptability to the
following of both the other candidates.
Meanwhile, but a secondary interest is
exhibited in the State election this year
probably because Boyer is felt to be sure of
election. Neither is there, so far, evident
either much activity or enthusiasm in this
county, though it is evident that Rowand
will have the hardest sort of a pull in the
District Attorneyship race, faced by the op
position which the re-united factions of the
Democracy have set up on behalf of their
candidate, Johnston, and supplemented by
the scarcely concealed antagonisms from
various quarters within the Bepublican
A DEMONSTRATION OF STRENGTH.
One of Mr. D. Christy Murray's latest
and best novels is entitled "The "Weaker
Vessel," and the whole novel gives the title a
sarcastic bearing on the application of that
phrase to women, by making all the women
show the qualities of fortitude, bravery and
patience to a degree which excites the ad
miration and surpasses the emulatiun of the
men. Even the female villain of the novel
has a determination and will which sets at
naught adversity and weakness, so that the
conclusion of the book is that the weaker
vessel should be considered masculine rath
er than feminine.
It is obviously an easy task to write a
novel in support of a given theory and to
make the events of the novel bear out the
theory to a triumphant conclusion. That
this way of proving what the author wishes
to prove has been worn threadbare, may
have occurred to a young woman out
in Missouri, who sets herself to the task
affording in real life a demonstration that
woman is not the weaker vessel, if she is ac
quainted with herself. This member of the
tender and clinging sex took an appropriate
subject for her demonstration in the shape
of a man who had presumptuously proposed
an elopement. Armed with her innocence and
a horsewhip, this soft creature thrashed her
enemy and the Justice of the Peace who tried
to interfere, so as to utterly demonstrate the
unfitness of the term. The Missouri method
is more convincing than Mr. Murray's. One
is imaginative, but the other conveys, especi
ally to the persons who were whipped, the
conviction that attaches to practical demon
stration. It is easy to imagine the facts that prove
the inappropriateness of the term; but the
woman who performs the deeds, and con
quers both the term and her enemies with
vigor and a horsewhip, has left in the shade
the efforts of the novelist to revise the lan
guage. DAVITT AND THE COMMISSION.
Mr. Michael Davitt's speech to the Par
nell Commission, in which he referred to his
old connection with the Fenians, is regarded
by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "an unfor
tunate utterance at a particularly un
fortunate time." Since Mr. Davitt was bent
on making a fnll argument before the Com
mission, it is difficult to see how he could
have said less than he did on the Fenian
branch of the subject. His old connection
with the revolutionary organization was in
evidence before the Commission, and he
could hardly make an extended address
without stating the principles ou which he
acted with the organization years ago, and
showing what changes in the situation have
brought him into unison with the constitu
tional methods of Mr. Parnell. It is
doubtful whether any amount of speechify
ing before the Commission will do any good;
and it seems still more questionable whether
Mr. Davitt's long effort is particularly
tffrc'.ive; hut it hardly appears that his ex
planation of Lis Fenian record will either
mend or mar matters,
Some erj lively sentences were imposed
by the courts yesterday. Terms of three and
five years for the men engaged in the Sulli
van abduction case, and from six months to
a year and three-quarters, with $500 to
(1,000 fines, for illegal liquor selling, are
likely to prove very instructive warnings.
There may be some other prevalent offenses
that call for severer sentences and do not
get them nowadays, but it is likely to have
a salutary effect when the courts show that
those who break the laws must undergo
The Union Pacific Bail way, whose single
and original line was built with Government
funds twenty years ago, has now got strong
enough to own 7,600 miles of track itself and to
form a combination controlling 23,000 miles.
But it has as yet failed to develop sufficient
strength to pay the debt which it owes to the
United States Government.
The offensive partisans are doing their
best to make things pleasant for the admin
istration by means of Bnssell Harrison's
Montana record. That enterprising young
man does not hold any office, and there is.
hardly enough of him to make an issue;
but if our Democratio friends succeed in
making him more retiring in the matter of
recommendations to office they will doubt
less receive the heartfelt thanks of numer
ous Bepublican managers whose slates
young Mr. Harrison has interfered with
When Stanley gets back from Africa
with his big stock of elephant tusks and the
reports of his explorations, geographical in
formation and ivory billiard balls will be
plentiful; but there will be a decided scar
city of the fellows who knew more about
Stanley's route than Stanley did himself.
The startling reports of the extermina
tion of the seals by the poachers among the
Alaskan Islands, as circulated by the
Alaska Commercial Company, attain addi
tional importance from the indications of a
severe winter. How the poor people will
be able to endure the sufferings of cold
weather, especially if other monopolies put
up prices of fuel, under the terrible hard
ships of a seal-skin famine, cannot well be
seen. "Whatever may be done with coal,
gas or petroleum, the seals must be pre
served. The manufacture of the largest train of
rolls in the world, for the Cambria Iron
Company, and of the largest armor plate
rolls, for Carnegie Bros. & Co., both by a
Pittsburg firm, indicates the lead which
Pittsburg and "Western Pennsylvania are
keeping fn the iron and steel industry.
The sorrow of Baron Beutcr at finding
that the supposed banking monopoly grant
ed him by the Shah is made no monopoly at
all by a similar grant to a Bussiau crowd,
permits some unfavorable conclusions as to
the sort of business which the Baron ex
pected to do in Persia. For square banking
no monopoly is needed; and the deduction is
quite plain that the eminent European
financier intended to use the concession of
the Persian monarch by squeezing his sub
jects to a superlative degree.
The report that Bussell Sage is at the
head of a $ 150,000,000 corporation which is
to consolidate a number of railroads, indi
cates the public estimate of the amount of
water which Uncle Bussell is ready to inject
into a railroad system he controls provided
he can get the market to absorb the water.
The dispute between the numerous phil
ologists of the "Western press, whether the
prefix "pan" in the word "Pan-American
comes from an Anglo-Saxon verb mean
ing "to unite" as alleged by the Cincinnati
Commercial-Gazette, or from the Greek
"pan" meaning "all," is growing quite in
teresting. "When onr friends bring in the
Hindoo root of the same form they will pan
out about all that there is in the dispute.
The reference by our esteemed cotempo
rary, the New York Sun, to "the '.Chicago
"World's Fair as pale and spectral as a troop
of white horses," seems to justify the suspi
cion that Chicago's boom causes the Sun to
become a little red-headed in its temper over
That eminent statistical authority, the
Chicago Herald, alleges that Chicago con
sumed 10,000,000 pies last year. But as Chi
cago is alleged to contain 1,000,000 people,
this is only on average of ten pies per
annum to each inhabitant Either Chicago's
population has been awfully overstated or
she must eat more pies than this to make
good her title as the representative Ameri
The addition by the Baltimore and Ohio
road of a vestibule night train from Pitts
burg to Chicago, is a proof at once of the
growth of that road's business and the im
portance of Pittsburg's traffic that is grati
fying to all parties concerned.
Minneapolis has started out to get the
Bepublican National Convention for 1892.
If the convention does not follow the
"World's Fair, Pittsburg may have a word
to say in that connection. At the same time
we are pleased to welcome Minneapolis'
originality in selecting as an object of
her ambition something that all the rest of
the country is not squabbling for.
The appearance of the King of Spain on
the postage stamps of that nation relieves
the general fear of the world that the royal
nrchin might suffer because as a child he
would not get enough lickings.
Sitting Bum, is stated to have lost 5150
at draw poker recently. This indicates that
the noble savage is rapidly mastering the
arts of civilization. But the full compre
hension of the highest culture in this game
shown by the red man, cannot be accurately
estimated until we are told how much of
the $450 was wind and how much cold cash.
Some of the gushers in the "West Virginia
and Chartiers Valley fields, are developing
capabilities which may give pain to the
boomers on the Oil Exchange.
An iron and glass market house covering
the Allegheny river between the Fifth and
Sixth street bridges, and supported by these
structures, would be a novelty to make
Pittsburg's chief products famous all over
the world. But it may be necessary to brace
up both the corporations and the bridges a
good deal before the project is feasible.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
General Mahone does not weigh more
than 103 pounds. Mrs. Mahone tips the beam
at full 225.
Miss Maria Batm, daughter of the Com
missioner of Pensions, was married a few days
ago to Lieutenant Frank Moses, of the Marine
Otis Skinner, who Is pronounced by leading
critics the best actor In the Booth-Modjeska
combination, is the son of a Hartford (Conn,)
THE widow of the late King Luis, of Portu
gal, will receive a yearly, allowance of SCi.000,
vhich will bo reduced one-halt if sho lives
abroad. Of course she has decided to remain in
John Thomson, the oldest Freemason in
Philadelphia, died recently. He was born in
Philadelphia in 1799, and In the course of bis
Masonic career held all the elective offices in
the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
It may be that the reports of the serious ill
ness of the Prince of "Wales are due to the fact
that ho has become extremely studious of late.
He has always been fond of redding history,
and during the past year has covered a good
deal of ground. He has been reading Ameri
can historians, and has gone through nearly all
the works of Motley andPrescott. He consid
ers the latter the most fascinating historian of
modern times. The Prince is now reading Mo
naster's ''History of the American People."
The oldest Commodore in the United States
navy Is Joseph B. Hull. Ho was born In 1799,
and was appointed a midshipman In 1813. He
is a nephew of. the Captain Hull who com
manded the frigato Constitution when she
captured tho Gucrrlere. Commodore Hull per
formed gallant service daring the Mexican
War and the War of the Rebellion. He was in
command of the Philadelphia navy yard from
lS6itol866. Although 80 years of age, he 1
hale and rigorous -and enjoys meeting old
THE TOPICAL TALKEK.
A True nnd Trnslc Tale of a Tnll BInn A
Chnpter of Wedding Town Tricks An
Old-Fasbloned Estimate of Woman's
"There's a remarkably tall man," I said, point
ing to a very bean-pole of a fellow who passed
lis at the moment.
"Yes," remarked tho banker-politician-river-man
beside me, "he is tall, but not so tall as a
man Ihad a glimpse of back In the fifties. That
was when I was learning the river on tfio steam
er Lehigh in 1859. The boat was very crowded
that trip. Fnll of planters, cotton merchants,
and a sprinkling of lawyers on their way
North. It was at some way-down place that
the tall man I referred to came aboard. I
don't know what the dickens he was. He may
have been a lawyer, or a parson, or may do a
school teacher. All I know is that he was one
of the tallest, oddest looking men I ever saw.
"He was 6 feet 6 if he was an inch. On top
of this he wore a tall silk hat the hat seemed
higher than any I've seen Before or since and
that with a very long black coat made him mon
umental to the eye. His figure was not unlike
Lincoln's, scrawny and angular. Not a vestige
of hair was on his face, and his features were
bold and impressive. I remarked the brilliancy
of his eyes particularly. Bat what made him a
marked character on the Lehigh was his elo
quence. He liked to talk on public subjects
there were not wanting stirring topics in that'
flaming period before the war and so well, did
he talk that he almost always had a crowd of
attentive listeners about him. Gradually he'd
get excited, and bis eloquence grew so flery
that everybody in the boat pressed to hear him.
Still no one seemed to know who he was, and
all I can swear to now is his height and his elo
quence. Very few orators I've heari surpassed
"We had all become greatly Interested In our
monumental orator," Continued the ex-river-man,
"by the time we had reached Cairo. It
was nighttime when we prepared to make a
landing at a woodyard near Hurricane Island,
on the Ohio, about GO miles above Cairo. The
river Is from a mile to a mile and a haff wide at
Hurricane- Island, and it Is an ugly bit of water,
turbulent and treacherous. It was a dark
night, very dark, as the Lehigh was turned to
ward tho low mud shore, with its dismal fringe
of swampy forest. The tall stranger was stand
lng with a group of passengers on the forecastle
when the boat neared the shore. I can see him
now, lounging by the rail.
"In those days we used a torch-basket to light
the way when we made a landing. An iron
basket was filled with cinders and topped with
pine knots, which would blaze brightly. The
watchman stepped forward to light tho
basket, which hung out over the boat's
bow, and as the torches flared into
a bright flame the tall man gave a jell and
sprang over the rail into tbawater. He rose at
once, and we conld bear blm striking out with
powerful strokes for the shore. The boat fol
lowed him slowly, and by the light of the
torches we saw htm climb up the mud bank
and disappear in the Bwamp beyond. Nobody
over saw him again. Ho probably met his
death In the swamp."
"How do you account for his making away
with himself T"
"The sudden appearance of the flames in the
torch basket doubtless unhinged his mind. He
had been suffering from delirium tremens I
guess, and it is well known that a man so
affected has an ungovernaDle horror for fire."
"Talking of bride's devices to enjoy the
honeymoon incognito," said a Pittsburger
yesterday; "I remember a case in Philadelphia
wherein a queer chapter of accidents oc
curred. It was a noon-day wedding, and the
guests and newly-wedded couple were delayed
at the house of the bride's father till lace in
the afternoon. Some of the bridegroom's
brothers planned to increase his joy by
making his identity as a newly-married man un
mistakable. They made streamers of white
muslin and tied tbem all over the big coach
horses which were to draw the family carriage
conveying bride and groom to the railway sta
tion half or three-quarters of amlle away. They
had also a boot, one of a pair which the bride
had brought from California as a memento of
the picturesque vagueros she had seen there,
and this tbey had filled with rice.
"But the bridegroom did a little planning on
his own account In an opposite direction. At
the time announced for the hapny couple's de
parture, when the family carnage had drawn
up at the front door, a small brougham drove
with a great clatter up to a side door and dashed
away again with both blinds up. The guests on
the porch imagined at once that their victims
were escaping, and made a wild rush with old
shoes and rice after the fast-disappearing
brougham. At that moment the bride and
groom hurriedly came from their biding place
upstairs and entered the family carriage. It
drove away, but not belore the
mischievous boys aforesaid had tied to the
back of the carnage the cowboy's boot before
mentioned. With the horses covered with mus
lin rosettes and streamers, and a huge boot
bumping along behind, it was hardly possible
that the happy pair escaped the publicity they
had schemed to avoid."
The masculine notion of woman's import
ance Is higher than it used to be.
For instance, a friend of mine tells me that
it chanced one day as he was driving from
Blairsvllle to Lirermore that he stopped at a
tollgate to ask if he was traveling on the right
road. A little old woman came ontand was care
fully giving the desired directions, when her
husband,anoldmanof 85atleast, appeared, and
waving his hand solemnly at his better half,
said: "Will ye hoosb, woman! The gentle
man knows twice as much as I do and ten times
as math as you do so hoosh now!"
And then the old man repeated what tho
woman had said. Hepburn Johns.
NO B1Z0KS FOR SCHOLARS.
A Member of a Jersey School Board Bound
to Draw tho Line.
Burlington, N. J., October 28. At the reg
ular meeting ot the Board of Trustees of Union
School District No. 1, of Burlington county,
held in the Stacey street school building last
night, an amusing incident occurred. The
clerk read a requisition for supplies for the use
of the pupils ot the Mllnor school for colored
children, located on Federal street. The last
Item mentioned was erasers.
John Broomhead, an aged member, and
slightly deaf, understood the clerk to say
razors, and he arose to his feet as quickly as
his infirmities would permit, bis face flushed,
and in indignant tones exclaimed "that he was
In favor of doing anything reasonable, but was
strongly opposed to placing razors In the hands
of colored school children." Tho other mem
bers of the board were so convulsed with laugh
ter, which continued tor a long time, that they
adjourned without transacting further busi
ness. Reason Enough for Silence,
From the Philadelphia Call.
No one should be surprised that the new
Commissioner of Pensions refuses to talk. He
remembers what befel bis predecessor.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Sirs. D. C. Hnsselteno.
At Denver, Col., yesterday, Mary Fleming Has
lelteno, wife of D. C. Hasselteno, wholesale
jeweler of that city, and mother of Mrs. Leonard
Wales, of Pittsburg. The death was most unex
pected, the deceased having been In robust health
for manv years. The Immediate cause of death
was heart failure. The lunerai will beat Effing
ham, III., on next Tuesday. Mrs. Hasselteno was
a connection or Mr. George t. Cbllds, of Phila
delphia. Mrs. Jnlln A. H, Slellor.
Mrs. Julia A. H. Mellor, mother of Mr. C. O.Mel
lor, the well-known music seller, died, yesterday
morning at her home, 149 Second avenue. The
deceased lady was well-known In musical circles
In Plttsbnre. She was a brilliant executant on
the piano, bhe was also regarded as an accom
plished critic on musical productions. Mrs. Mel
lor was an Invalid for many years.
S. P. Tliompion.
Tbajtbtoht. Mien.. October 26 S. S. Thomp
son, of Vermont, widely known In railroad cir
cles all over the United btates, died here Thurs
day night. He was a large stockholder in the
Canadian Pacific, and his estate Is estimated to be
worth 17,000,000. He was President of theFrank
fortand Southern Railroad, wnlch he was to have
completed In .November.
Judge Artbnr T. Beeve.
Washington, October 26. Judge Arthur T.
Beeve. Chief of the Beed Division in the Agricul
tural Department, who has been seriously 111 for
some time past, died at his residence, So. C31 Mas
sachusetts avenue. X. E., yesterday afternoon.
The funeral will take place Monday, when the re
mains will be taken to Hampton, la., for Inter
ment. Alexander Somcrvllle.
Washington. October 26. Alexander Somer
ville, Chief of the Money Order Division of the
Fostofflce Department, died last evening at bis'
home, of consumption. He entered the Postomen
Department S3 years ago as a messenger
BOTHERED BI FEATHER DETILS.
The People of a Michigan Village Greatly
' Annoyed by Evil Spirits.
Holland, MICH., October 28. The little
Dutch village of Qraafschap, near here, occu
pied by about 200 industrions, contented but
superstitious Dutch people.ls in a state of mind
concerning witches. There are two churches
and a school in the hamlet, bnt they have not
prevailed against a belief in the black art
which possesses the minds of old and young.
Where witchcraft is suspected the pillows of
the bewitched people are searched for
"feathered devils," which are bunches
of feathers that, to tho superstitions
mind, boar the shape of crowns
and chickens. These are burned with great cere
mony to break tho charm. Becent cases of sick
ness there were attributed to these "devils"
and the pillows of the invalids were searched.
Several "feather devils" were found and the
people built a roaring fire and tried to burn
them. The feathers resisted the flames Until
suddenly they disappeared. Two black chick
ens were then put into a pot and slowly roasted
to death. Two men then drove in post-haste to
an old physician living about 15 miles away,
procured some medicine, administered it, and
the spell was broken.
One day a farmer's wife tried to churn butter,
and for all her churning not an onnco ot batter
would come. Finally her husband took a red
hot poker and thrust it into the churn. In a
few moments the butter was made and no
further trouble was bad. Afterward tbey
learned that anelghborhad. in some mysterious
manner, received a severe burn. Another
iamily was constantly annoyed by a small black
dog which invaded the bouse. It was often
chased, and they tried to scald it with boiling
water, bnt it could not be touched. Sometimes
the furniture seemed to be suspended from the
celling. These persecutions finally ceased.
A woman one day received a very fine apple
from a neighbor, which she placed upon a shelf.
A short time afterward she was horrified to see
on the shelf a large toad in place of the apple.
A man who has found crowns in his pillows
and bed has ever since slept in a Wagon-box,
being afraid to sleep upon a feather bed again.
These are only a few of the cases. Great ex
citement prevails, and last Sunday the village
minister preached a sermon upon the subject.
EVADING CTST0MS LAWS.
A febrevrd (Swindle Practiced Agnlnst the
Winnipeg, October 28. An extensive game
of swindling the customs has just come to
light, and an investigation threatens to expose
a number of prominent Winnipeggers,
among whom are an Alderman and
a Sunday School Superintendent. It
appears that they have for years been
importing from the States basswood
which they had invoiced as whitewood. The
reason for tho little ruse seems to have
been that whitewood was on the free list, while
there Is considerable duty on basswood. The
two woods so closely resemble each otber that
it is almost impossible for any one but an ex
pert to detect the difference. A a result bass
wood has been coming in in large quantities
invoiced as whitewood, which was
frequently mixed in small quantities
with the more expensive material. It is said
the suspicions ol the customs people were
aroused by the large quantity of basswood be
ing sold in the city, and as none had been re
ported at the customs an investigation was
The customs people have in their possession
a letter from one dealer to a manufacturer in
the States, where he asts to have a shipment
made to him, to be Invoiced as white wood.
Many similar cases have become known. It is
said that large quarntltles of dressed lum
ber were brought into the city and were got
through the customs by fraud, invoices being
merely sawn lumber, upou which there is no
dnty. The dressed lumber wonld be packed in
the center of a car and a tier or so of sawn
lumber piled about it so as to deceive the ap
BABY LILLIE'S LONG JOURNEY.
A Slx-Tear-Old Child Travel From Neir
York to San Francisco Alone
San Francisco, October 26. When the
boat bringing overland passengers arrived on
this side of the bay this morning a policeman
on dnty had his attention drawn by a little
dark-haired maiden, not three feet high, tag
ging at bis coat-tail. "Please, sir," said the lit
tle tot, "I'se looking for my papa. I come aw
ful far front home to see him and tan't fine
him." The policeman saw a letter pinned to
her dress. It was from William Poosb, Gen
eral Eastern Passenger Agent of the New York
Central and Hudson Blver Railroad, and an
nounced that little Llllie itilsby, six years old,
had been placed In Poosh's care for safe trans
portation to San Francisco. He requested all
conductors over tbelinesshe traveled to help
the little one along. There was also a note,
dated October 19, from A. J. Thieman, Elgin,
O.. of the Lake Shore Southern Hallway,
This child has no money or food, except what
charitable passengers have given her. Someone
should be jailed for starting a little infant that
way on such a lournev. Do not give her money,
as that would be stolen from her, but see that she
Is regularly fed, thinking of your little ones at
Lillie's friends, who were to meet her at the
depot, failed to appear, so the policeman took
care of her. The little one said her mother
had been dead a long while and she hadn't seen
her father for years.
AN ADTENTIST LEADER TALKS.
Impossible to Fix the Dni'o When the
World Will End.
Montreal, October 2& The Adventlsts
here have not been at all disturbed over tho
threatened destruction of the world, and have
not believed InAyer's predictions. William
W. Eobertson, elder of the Advent Christian
congregation and leader of the sect here, says:
'No intelligent Adventlst believes that this
world is ever to come to an end, but, as the
Psalmist says, 'It is established that it shall not
be moved.' If it is to be regarded as an evi
dence of weak-mindedness on the part of some
supposed Adventist to be expecting this world
to come to an end upon any particular date,
what of those who are responsible for the intro
duction of tills absurd doctrine into
the text of sacred Scripture at the expense
of truth? It is a fact well known to every
Bible scholar that in every instance where the
phrase 'The end of the world' occurs It shonld
simply read 'The end of the age,' the root,
translated "world,1 being aeon, signifying age
or dispensation. Yet our so-called divines
have continued to wink at this deliberate per
version of an important truth, and in numer
ous instances to use the proverbial phrase to
frighten poor simpletons into the very absurd
ity at which they pretend tp laugh."
AN APPLE TREE WORTH HATING.
It Hna Borne One Good Crop and Started
to Bear Another,
Carlisle, October 2a A vegetable phe
nomenon which Is attracting the attention of
many persons is now growing upon the prem
ises of Willis Hoover, of this city, in the shape
of an apple tree which is already bearing its
second crop of fruit for this season. In August
a good crop of apples was picked from the
The first week in Beptember the tTee began
to blos-om the same as in May, and now it is
covered with fruit which has already attained
the size of a large hickory nut
A DRINK COST HIM LIBERTY.
A Convict Returned to Pilson After IS
Years' Total Absttnence. ,
Columbus. October 28, Samuel White, a
life prisoner who was pardoned on condition
that he abstain from strong drink, in May, 1871,
was to-day brought back to prison, to remain
the rest of his Hie, he having violated the con
dition after observing it for IS years. His
daughter's wedding was the occasion of his
taking a protracted spree.
AN AUTH.1JN PASTORAL.
long ago a dream I dreamed,
Where an endless journey seemed
Waiting for my naked feet
Through the stnbble of the wheat.
Hopelessly before me lay
That Interminable way;
Never could that field be crossed
In the gray horizon lost.
Fainting heart and grief and trouble
Met me with that field of stubble.
Snddenly beside me there
Two great tnapes I was aware,
Shedding light about the land,
Hovered one at either hand,
Lifted me a little way,
Stretched wide wings in rhythmic play;
Bosy wings from head to feet
Skimmed with me above the wheat,
Lifted me from grief and trouble,
Bore me all across the stubble.
O young sweethearts, walking now,
Where the leaf has left the bough.
Though yon know it not, those two
Lo ely angels more with you,
Weaving each a rosy plume,
Veiling dullest skies with bloom .
Going all your way In sooth.
Mighty spirits Love and Youth
Lift yon over grief and trouble.
Skim with you across the stubble! ,
-Harriet Prescott Spoprd, in Sarptr's Haiar,
CONGEESS' AND THE LOBBY.
How a Great Plot Warn Exposed Through
Senator Conger's Watchfulness. A
Scheme With Millions la It Comes to
Naught Tho Influence of tho Third
Iloaie Not All Powerful.
ICORnESrONDEMCE OV TIIK DISPATCH. 1
Washington, October 25. It is a common
saying among all sorts of people that every
man has his price, and it Is probably to this
proverb, as well as to many episodes in the
history of Legislatures, that the impression
may be charged that in all lawmaking bodies
there is a vast deal of corruption. To Penn
sylvania,, whenever the subject Is mentioned,
the ghost of that episode of the Pennsylvania
Legislature must arise in which W. H. Kern
ble was the chief actor, and in the Congress of
the United States nothing will ever efface the
recollection of the Pacific Mall bribery and the
scandal of the Credit Mobiller, though, to this
day none of the actors in that drama will ad
mit they were guilty of corruption.
Speaking the otber day on this subject with
a gentleman who passed long years in the
House and Senate, he was led to say that he
did not think bribery was nearly so common In
legislative bodies as it is thought to be in the
popular mind. Occasionally there were occur
rences like that in which Kemble and others
were involved, onre in a hundred years there
Is a Pacific Mail or a Credit Mobiller scandal,
once in a while it is charged with some show of
reason that a Congressman has purchased Ills
way through a district conference, or that a
Senator has bought the balance of power in a
legislative caucus, and these give color to the
sweeping charge that Legislatures are gener
Bribery Seldom Practised.
' 'In 20 years of experience in the Congress of
the United States,"" said, the gentleman, "I
have never known more than half a dozen in
stances in which I was satisfied bribery had
been used. That was during the long and
memorable contest for the re-Issue of many
Important patents, which occurred many years
ago. The owners of all of the sewing machine
patents were ou hand to secure a renewal, as
the 17 years for which the patents were to run
had expired. My relations were such that I
was led to watch narrowly every movement of
the attorneys of the wealthy corporations
which owned the patents, as well as of the
Committee on Patents, which had charge of
the bills for the renewal. Representative,
afterward Senator, Conger, of Michigan, was
made Chairman of the Committee on Patents
in the House. He did not want the place, and
asked Sdeakcr Blaine why it had been given
him. Blaine answered that it was because he
knew how to say no.
"No matter what may be rightly chargeable
to Blaine in other matters. It must be said to
bis credit that be placed every obstacle in the
way of any un justifiable renewal of paten ts.and
one of the greatest obstacles was the appoint
ment of Conger to that Chairmanship,' for
Conger was known to be shrewd, conscientious,
thoroughly honest, and Blaine knew that if
ever bribery might be expected it was in this
A Horde of Lobbyists.
"There were several great patents at stake,
chief among which were those on sewing ma
chines, on mowers and reapers, and on the Tan
ner car brake. The last named bad fallen en
tirely into the hands of railroad corporations,
who paid the inventor a petty royalty. The
grand lobby, however, was in the interests of
the sewing machine men. Not only did they
have the best counsel they could procure, but
they had emissaries of all kinds on the ground
to buttonhole and dine and wine and Influence
in every possible way Congressmen whose at
tention tbey could secure. Of course, the
great fight was before the committee. No
matter how thorough the work the lobbyists
might do with the general body, if the commit
tee should make an unfavorable report the
chances for success would be immeasurably
"The arguments in committee were almost
interminable. The committee was patient, the
chairman always suave and polite, bathe cross
questioned in his homely way so keenly as to
put the attorneys constantly at a disadvantage.
It was plain that Conger was bent on doing, as
far as he could under the law, what he thought
was for the greatest good of the greatest num
ber. Nearly every claim for reissue was re
fused, except In the case of poor inventors who
had been forced to place their patents at the
mercy of capitalists, and who had received al
most no benefit from their inventions. In case
of a reissue of such patents they reverted to
the inventor, if be had not disposed of his In
vention or the royalty upon it by a new con
tract contingent on the renewal.
Why Conger Was Indignant.
"Well, toward the close of the hearings of
the committee things began to grow hot. It
was evident the agents of the corporations
must make some tremendous effort to gain
their purpose or all was lost. The sewing-machine
men gathered themselves together for a
grand coup. Chairman Conger was called away
for a day or two on private business, and dur
ing his absence important former actions of the
committee were reconsidered and reversed.
When the chairman came back there was a
pretty row. Conger plainly hinted that the
lobbyists had got In their work, and declared
that a portion of the committee could not re
scind any action of the committee in the ab
sence of the remainder of the committee.
There was a heated argument on the point.
The members who had been "convinced'.' did
not readily yield their position. Finally Con
ger electrified the committee by the declara
tion that if the former decision of the commit
tee were not restored he would go upon the
door of the House, announce his resignation
and give bis reasons in the most unmistakable
language. This had the desired effect, and the
committee took the back track.
"As a last and desperate resort the agents of
the sewing machine lobby determined to
attempt to reach the chairman himself. Ac
customed to see men fall down before the
golden calf, tbey fancied the great show of
virtue on the part of Conger was merely for the
purpose of striking for a high figure; and so
they laid their heads together and decided to
beard the moral lion in his den.
A Y"y Plotter.
"The leading attorney of the sewing machine
combination himself agreed to undertake the
difficult capture of the chairman. He set about
to cultivate the genial gentleman from Michi
gan, Ho was a brilliant man, a splendid racon
teur, a perfect gentleman in his manners, a
fascinating companion in every way. His ap
proaches were not repulsed. Conger has a
wonderful keen sense of wit, and no man appre
ciates brilliancy and eloquence more than he.
He allowed, but did not seek, the company of
the attractive attorney. Finally the time came
to strike tho blow. One evening the attorney
called on the Chairman at the litter's rooms.
He found blm alone and employed his most
charming powers of conversation to put tho
victim in a proper frame of mind to be ruined.
"He went over all of the most specious argu
ments that bad been advanced in support of
the reissue of the patents and ended by con
fessing that a refusal to reissue would result in
the almost bankruptcy of the great companies
Interested and that they would be willing to
spend almost any amount at the moment to ac
complish their ends.
The Scheme Unfolded.
"'Do you mean to say that the companies
would be willing to pay a large amount in cash
to have the patents reissued f said Conger
timidly, and yet with a show of expectation.
"That is exactly what I mean,' said the at
torney. " To whom would the money be paid J' asked
Conger, with the Innocence of a child.
"'Well, to anyone you may name say say
the members of the committee, or or well,
yourself, for instance,' said the attorney, show
ing the first sign of embarrassment.
"Bo you mean to say that you would pay me
a large sum if I secure the reissue of the
patents?" said1 Conger with such a countenance
of perfect acqulesence that the attorney was
completely deceived, and came boldly to the
" That is exactly what I mean,' he replied.
" 'About how mnchr said tho chairman, in a
thoroughly business like tone. 'A few hun
dreds. "A few hundreds! Thousands! Thousands
upon thousands! Tens of thousands upon tens
of thousands! You may write the figures your
"What! Tens of thousands?' said Conger
sweetly. 'I may write the figures myBelf ?
The Rnical Ordered Out.
"Quick as lightning the entire demeanor ot
Chairman Conger was, transformed. Before
the attorney could ay a word Conger was on
his feet towering over him, his eyes Maying
with fury. ,
"'At last Ibavo made you unmasK yourself
you infernal scoundrel,' he thundered. 'I have
suspected from the beginning that you were
hero to bribe and corrupt as well as to argue,
im4 nnw Vnn hltTA ATnOSedthO full CXtOnt Ol
your damnable villainy. Do you see that doorr
Get out ot It at once and never enter it again.
Not a word not one word more, or I will can
the servants and have yon kicked into the
street. Get out of this house and oat of this
city. If you are here to-morrow I will expose
you and have you put under arrest. Get out;
"Andyoumaybosuro the attorney got out.
He went to his hotel, packed bis bag, took the
first train for home; and irom that night has
never been Been in the city of Washington.
What" the Plotters Lost.
"A reissue of all of the-patents) mentioned
was refused. The Tanner brake would have J
been granted bat for the fact that the inventor
had made a new contract with the holders of
the patent whereby he wonld receive merely a
petty royalty, and so that was refused. The
brake, the reapers and mowers, the sewing
machines, except in the matter of improve
ments, the patents on which had not expired,
became universal property, and fell to about
one-third their former price,
"I had," added tbe gentleman, "the story of
Conger's adventure with the attorney from one
of a very few intimate friends to whom the ex
Senator related it years ago." JS.W.L,
LIFE IB THE METROPOLIS.
A Famous Giantess Dead.
ritXW TOKK BUSXAtr.8raCUX8.J
Newt York, October 26. Mrs. Annie Price
is dead. Mrs. Price, when in good health,
'weighed 525 pounds. She was In good health
np until a day or two ago, when she was seized
with congestive chills. Last night she died.
Mrs. Price was for many years in the employ of
Adam Forepaugh, at a salary of tSO a week.
She traveled in a special car and was attended
by two maids. Recently she has been the piece
de resistance in a snap Bowery museum at a
salary of 512 per week. Fat women are cheaper
than they used to be; besides that Mrs. Price
couldn't travel for the last year or two and had
to take whatever tbe Bowery gave her. Mrs.
Price was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
Ireland, 41 years ago. Her maiden name was
Annie Allen. She was very large evesas a girl.
She was married twice onoe in private and
once In public. Her charms first caught the
eye of a gentleman named PettlL He married
her and a child was born to tbem, which has
since died. Then she married a one-eyed, white
headed Albino, who was also a museum freak.
He weighed VJ pounds. The marriage took
place in the Bowery museum In which they
were both engaged. It was a great and widely
advertised event and thousands of friends at
tended the wedding, at 10 cents per friend.
Mrs. Price will be bnried to-morrow in a coffin
six fee long, 23 inches wide and 23 Inches deep.
A Reception to Beth Low.
The Brooklyn Club gave ex-Mayor Seth Low
.a big reception this evening to celebrate his
election to the Presidency of Columbia Col
lege. Among the GOO guests present were the
trustees, faculty and prominent alumni of
Columbia College and all tbe well-known edu
cators of New York and Brooklyn.
Boycotted by Brewers.
The proprietor of an Eighth avenue wine room
and cafe, first opened this morning; Is the vic
tim of a unique boycott on the part of the
"pool" brewers. A week ago an agent of the.
Lion Brewery agreed to furnish him with beer.
Last Thursday, without any apparent excuse,
the same agent refused to fulfil his part of the
agreement. When threatened with a lawsuit
by the saloon keeper, the agent explained that
the former occupant of tbe saloon keeper's
premises bad gone out of the liquor business
$2,000 in debt to the Yuengling Blowing Com
pany, and that, according to an iron-clad agree
ment among the "pool" brewers, no member
of the pool can sell beer to a customer who
occupies the premises formerly occupied by a
tenant who is Indebted to any member of the
association unless the brewer who is to supply
the beer shall pay overto the brewer who has a
claim against the previous tenant the full
amount of the indebtedness. The Lion Brew
ery folk did not relish the idea of turning over
to the Yuenghngs more than 2,000 for selling
the Eighth avenue concern their beer, and so
declined to furnish any beer at all. The pro
prietor of the new saloon says he does not pro
pose to be punished for the misdeeds of his
predecessor, whom he never saw nor heard of
before. He will sue the Lion Brewing Com
pany for breach of contract.
This World Was Too Tamr.
William Gebhard, 18 years old, an inveterate
reader of tragic dime novels, blew out his brains
with a revolver this morning. William was a
butcher's boy. He spent all his leisure time
reading cheap novels. He frequently told his
boy friends that life in New York was too tame
for him, and that he would soon either run off
West or comml t suicide. He tried to join Bar
num's circus, and failing in this attempted, to
run away to Texas. He was caught in Jersey
and brought home by his father. Than he
bought a revolver and a bull pnp and became
the leader of a band of would-bo boy outlaws in
the Harlem goat district: To-day he told his
pal "It wouldn't work; he bad got to die." So
he locked himself In his room last night, made
a wildisposingof his (i'ol, and snot himself in
the head. His employer found film dead In bed
this morning. A wheelbarrow load of the
trashiest of cheao novels were found. In his
Talmage's Mew Tabernacle.
Ground, will be broken for the new Brooklyn
Tabernacle next Monday. There will he elabo
rate ceremonies, in which Dr. Talmage, Rev.
Edward P. Terhune, D. D., Rev. Lyman Ab
bott, D. D., and Rev. John D. Wells, D.D.,
will participate. At 4 o'clock Dt. Talmage and
the members of his congregation will gather
on the patch of lawn in front of the Marshall
homestead, corner Green and Gates avenues,
and at tbe doss of the exercises the pastor
will himself go through the operation of break
ing ground, as an indication that the work of
rebuilding; has begun. Dr. Talmage will de
liver a carefully prepared address. A choir
will be on hand to furnish music. Dr. Tal
mage sails for Europe on Wednesday.
Farewell, Wlnate Davis.
A number of friends bade godspeed this
morning to Miss Winnie Davis, "Daughter ot
the Confederacy," on the steamer La Gas
cogue. WAITIKG AT HIS 0WH DOOR.
The Strange Action of a Remarkably Ab-
Fronrthe Pioneer Press.i
He has an office in a large building; and the
other afternoon had occasion to visit the Clerk
of Courts' office to look up the records in a
case in which ha had been retained. As he
went out he pinned a card upon the door,
"Return at 4.30." He was not gone so long as
he had expected. In fact it was only 4:15 when
he returned. He walked up the stairs, his
mind fnll of his case, 'and was about
entering the door of his office when bis
eye caught the notice, "Return at 4:30,"
He pulled out his watch, and saw that it was
only 4:15, and began pacing up and down the
corridors, glancing about now and then as If
expecting some one's arrival, and every few
minutes looking impatiently at bis watch.
Half-past 4 came, and still the door remained
unopened. He waited a few minutes longer,
and then, with a look of disgust he started
down tbe stairs. Before he reached tbe out
side, door, however, he came to himself, and
went back. He unlocked bis own door, took
down the card, and, it Is to be presumed, west
about his business.
From the Providence Journal.
w.wVnTi-iintumn to nnih the hat for ska
'World's Fair, with hopes of getting back tbe
At Akron some strange animal la aauslsg
Itself by chewing up apple and cherry trees,
chicken coops and board fences. .Nobody has
yet seen the creature, but the marks of Its
teeth indicate that they were nude by large
A large bear was killed by some hnnters In
Covington,townsbip, Clearfield county, recently.
Its carcass weighed 470 pounds.
Jacob Stewart, of Ambersoa's Vailey.
Franklin county, recently picked up a tusk of
some mammoth animal of a past age.
X WHEELCTCJ drygoods man complaining of
business said: "Not a woman has crossed that
door for two hours." The listener .said, half in
jest, that plenty would cross it if it was freshly
painted. The shopkeeper tried it. and 15
women flocked In past the paint as soon as It
A two-dollar bill lost 24 years ago by John
Unger at WesnersvUle, Bucks county, while
digging a trench, was found last Thursday.
One edition of a Peansburg paper contains
63 advertisements by land owners warning gun
ners to keep oft their property.
A misprinted raffia ticket from Scrantoa,
announces thatthe drawing will take place oa
January 11, oIC8.
Hayiho no tobaeeo a Lancaster Ban ofeewed.
MffiDBor, and tfee triek warty eet Mm kit tte
Thistm broke teio the reem of, lusuli
ot the Berks coasty ilwstiimse Mete tM
B4WQwfttMf v '.
CURIOUS COHDMSATlOJiS. 1
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Mtvinmm ivfirw. ch iiiiia. u.. uieu inmv
Othrr dav nf noM-blaediaff. Aie ?.
Last month 861 applicant were wfiued'r
IflmlUinn . II.. nMlA ..Tinfll, nr TUUn.M'.
for want of room. k
Ed Lansing, of Troy, recently killed a
buck that weighed oevr 380 pounds. This was
tbe largest deer shot in the Adirondacks this
A Brldgton., Me., man believes is the
honesty of postal clerks. He got a letter'the
otber day, -one end of which was burst open, J
disclosing a ilO-bill.
Bees that for seven years made a home
of an unused chimney near KnightviTIsMft,
were recently routed, the building being tera
down, and more than a tub full of honey found.
A New Castle, Del., woman Implored
the State Women's Christian Temperance
Union to advance t95 for the purpose ot start
ing a conscience-stricken saloonkeeper la tbe
soap business. The money was not con
tributed. Two "breeches" Bibles, dated 1610, ia
an excellent state of preservation, belonging to
the Rev. ti. Pratt, lata Incumbent of St Mar
garet's, Herts, were sold by auction at Hert
ford, England, and fetched 70s. and Set. re
spectively. A gambler was bnried is Kontaaa
week or two ago, and next morning an anoaor,
formed of playing card, was found oa 'bis
grave. Somebody seems to have thought t
most appropriate way to deck his grave was to
An animal supposed to be s bear k
prowling around Taunton, Mass. A rJgSi Of
two ago it raided a dairyman's farm. npseC Ms
milk cans and had a fight with hts dog. Ha
fired a shot at the Intruder, but didn't-sheet
straight, and the brute mads off unharmed.
'A. sturgeon 11 feet long was caught ia
the Sacramento river, near Chlco, last week..
Instead of killing It the fishermen fastened
rope to the tody and turned it loose lo the -river
to get fat. They feed it on the entrails of
salmon, and the captive likes the treatment.
The tallest smoke stack in the United
States was finished Friday. It will be connected
with tbe 40 boilers of the tour new mills of the
Fall River Iron Company. It'll 369 feet in
height, and cost 40,030. Two chimneys ia Glas
gow, Scotland, are higher, one being 451 feet
and the other 436 feet.
According to a calculation made at
the United States Legation at Park, it is
estimated that 0,000 Americans have visited,
the Exhibition. The Matin, reckeateg tea
expenses at Paris) of each of these visitors at
6,060f, calculates that the total sum they sasst
have spent there cannot be less than 2e,e88,8eef.
A lady drove up to a Bangor, Me-, drug
store and vigorously waved her band. far a
clerk. When he appeared she asked for a bottle
of. anti-fat. While paying for It she said ska
had heard it would "grow leanness" oa a per
son, and as she weighed 360 pounds, she tkoflght i
she would "reduce." Tbe horse looked de
jected and careworn as be started homeward.
A correspondent hears irom Japan that
the latest Western innovation In that laaaof
flexibility and innovation is a system of .rail
way bookstalls at all the principal railway sta
tions in the empire, which as enterpristeg
bookseller In Tokio has decided to iatrodoee.
Tbe Japanese are a nation of readers, trat they
are, indeed, far from being a nation of trav
elers, but, fortunately, labor and tbe materials
are cheap, so that the pioneer ot the new sys
tem does not risk very much.
A citizen of Eatonton, Ga., saokes
about 12 pounds of tobacco yearly la a piyo
tha,t he declares is over 200 years old. This
leads a mathematical person to calculate that
if that were the average amount used Is tie
pipe since its first day. 2,460 pounds of tea
weed nave been burned in its bowl, and if the
first $12 bad been put out at compound iaterest
at tbe rate of 10 per cent It wonld sew bare
grown to the sum of fL75g,448L2B8. Just hew
this would have benefited the first owner of the
pipe does not appear.
"Mose" Sawyer, of St. Eeeis Lake, who
is noted far and near as a reHsble and an inde
fatigable guide, recently made one of the meat
wonderful shots on record. WbSewateMag
on Cat pond, about fear soles frees Baker's
sportsmen's rendezvous at Back Moagtain,
two deer came to water a short dUtnnea ttem
him. and "Mose," waiting for aa oppertasMy
when the animals were on a Use with Ma, ab
solutely sent a bullet from Us Wines sster
through the neck of one deer lata she bedy
the other. Both deer were oaptarei .
It has bees s custom ia jStUJwaiar,
Minn., for several seasons to go gooes baa Mag
down Lake St Croix wMh a boatftttsd wk aa
electric light. One eveaisg last weak a asuSy
started oat. The lake was covered wtsh. fag
and smoke. They came oa a large aVeak of
geese, which rose, making straight tar tea boat.
driving 'the men oa the apyer desk Mew,
Several of the geesa strode tie wheetaoasa
and other parts of the boat. Saae X vara
stunned by colliding with tbe smokeetaak aad
rigging, ana six were raptarea, www sae asasis
got into the water. Not a shot was feed.' "v j
Two bright little girls at UesaBstt,
Me.. Georgie May Welsh and Safe Oeasas,
were sent to drive home apigwbieh had beea.'
alln vm! tn ran wild all sammfir. ThA llrvu
three miles away, bat, contrary to tbe aaaalf
experience in such eases, was got hosae esattf.
This was because the girls knew how-to dak.
They didn't try to drive the aslssat'Bat ataatiid
for home ahead of iVseatseriBC slang (Be.
ground from time tetftae some carawtaa, wMaa, N
they had provMed themselves, aad K7
meekly followed. These girts have vrtss aaat
will be nseful to thea all threajie Ufa!
T. A. Long ad wife, ol Alto, Imi.,
are the oldest married ooaaia ia tea State.
Mr. Long, who was foraarly aa Assaeiata;
Judge, was exaetly 98 years of age Oetaeat X
last. His wife is fas her ninety-firKyear, saat
they have been married alawtt 71 Tears. They
settled la Indiana la M98, eetaiag fraa STea
tucky. In 1946 Mr. Long zeesaveelto Mapce
ent farm, beta: the seeoad party to loaate
inside the Indiaa reserrattoe. Here ha wasted
in the gunsraha baelaaas. and was feaawsx.
ftmnnp the laaiaaa as "Old StiMas" aa ac
count of wearing spectacle. His ptaea was a
great camping ground of the tribe, aaaVabara
till remains oa the farm aa Indaa ssrsag
walled up with stones, besides sovaaal Wge
sinkholes, all la Hne, two of than yeefeatsy
ronnd and each exaetly 846 feat aarese, whMs a
third, that Is 0bIeag;iU8ieeCaOTeesast4Ma
high bluff. These siaks are bettered. take ska
work ot moaad-baildors. ' .,
Thcdignity of labor k all right, bit it is
the dig ktitat sad day labor teat asaajrpeaple
complain of. Xsass BifHnfs. ' J
Yabaky This is a pretty se&fireiter.
What'lbis aaase? Wiekwtre-l bavea'tjaamtd
tilnnt hniu m-r-vlfa ain't fcatd M I tMsk
I'll call Mm Secret. Terr JfauU Hafrm.'
"Patience oa a monument, tmmtg at
grief;" Uwholesorae eaoagh; batFsstsaee weald
nevarbavahadsmoaaatotlfsae aadwaMed far
New York to baild U.-2fao Qrlton Ssaytmr.
TWler-crser The lore seeae is yewpler
Isn't half so natural as It asedtobe. The satae
people da It, too." MsBager-xesjoatiaawTers
were married darteg their last vattea."-0W-rencsAnsrfcaa.
"T Jar -unnr bnaaaad has been et sheet
ing. Did lie have any 1bW" eased Mis. Many
0i Mrs. Bfiiraeas. , jesj aa w , j
please to eaE It so. He saved two safe!
rlshthsad." Bartfert .Part,
"Joe. van were bd with Mfas JeakisM l
inifnl.lndlutnbliL" T. I WIS STTSM 1
.... .v.- .n. tl lil fct wu tt-:aa1
I've been there myself. Who was aVe ataar Jai-r
low?" 'Hrftar."-poea. lp
Poor Diet. What do V0H Hve M'tm
here, anyway?" asked a haagry Nartasislraa
nonoa Ota BSKve iae ewer nay. j JL'
t "Waal," drawled tae Pieridiaa, '-la ?
,w1itimi sad vmh. aad ia taa wsaisr
Depressing Qaiei IWt it leJy here,
"On, yes. Oaee."
When was test?"
"IhlredaniaaBer oaee te da a day's workfW
me. and be never sieved fiFesuaeraiBc' toatcfet."
UarjXT't Xatar. s
Thn TTnaaat Graeer. "1-. aaeieeel JIM.
Brown's little girt pies, a alea apeie oat Tl
nimu n.iaA slslss asrsLsi nam -awajssa nBuasaaaaaar- - ai
Mrs. TrouUerateer to the greear. "I daa't
now some peowecaa snag saetr suw
Yoa must lose a' great deal by tats petty I
..,- .,, ....... ... 4fcArroeer.
saw her take taeayate. sad eharfed her inesser
WHIIb to Threw Him !- C
saodea aUrjBWB John I Do was .
somebody OTlngBHt la the bK I
a mhml tin irrMtar ilnTTOl TTO-Wflat I 91
. . . - . ..... v..- Od -- --"
Body in the aoaser k x aioa'iB"
shMte Massed bad, MarM, I'd-
WUh taissasHitl asvl Yea &,.
stasrtl Wfcaa jeyBet sH tbe
waaa I w4a ja waaW eoste aa
tssillitag that easts Waste a aw