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THE PITTSBURG DISPATOHf MONDAY, ' QOTOBEfr 28, 1889,
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PITTSBURG. MONDAY, OCT. 28.1888.
STBEETS AND "WTBES.
The Chief of the Department of Public
Safety is quoied assaying that a comparison
of the conditions in Chicago with those of
Pittsburg does not call for the burial of the
electric wires, because Chicago streets are
to wide that one side of the street can be
wt ftrailable for business while another is
torn up to admit of the construction of con
duits, while the narrowness of Pittsburg
streets renders it impossible to do so.
Ko doubt the narrowness of Pittsburg
streets will increase the inconvenience of
putting the wires underground, just as it is
inconvenient in other respects. But that
does not afford any good reason for a conclu
sion that the streets shall not be torn up
when considerations of public welfare re
quire it. They have been torn np to permit
the construction of cable conduits and
natural gas pipes, on the ground of public
benefit from these enterprises; and it will
hardly do to take the ground that the safety
of the streets is less important
than the convenience of rapid tran
sit or natural gas. Beyond that
the theory that the narrowness of the streets
would cause traffic to be suspended while
plectrical conduits are put in, is wrecked by
collision with the fact that at the present
time two of the principal business blocks of
Wood street are torn up on one side for the
construction of a cable conduit, while traffic
is going on on the other side, It is neces
sary to put a cable conduit near the center
of the street, while an electrical conduit
could be put entirely to one side, leaving
three-fourths of the street available for use
during the construction.
The consideration suggested by Mr. Brown
is a valid one for adopting an adequate
and permanent system of conduits before
commencing work; but it is also valid as
showing the greater necessity of the work.
The obstruction, disfigurement and danger
of overhead wires are greater in narrow
streets than in wide ones, in fully as impor
tant a ratio as is the dimcuityoi putting
them under ground.
HOT TO BE KEGLECTED.
The report which comes from the physi
cians out in the Bloomfield district, that
the health of the residents there is seriously
affected by the bad condition of the streets,
certainly calls for prompt investigation;
and, if the statements are well founded, for
a thorough remedy. Next to the protec
tion of the citizens from lawlessness, there
is no more clear duty of municipal gov
ernment than protection from an unhealthy
condition of the streets, and imperfect
drainage. At a time when the city is en
gaging in large and costly works for the im
provement of new streets, it cannot afford to
neglect the proper care of the older ones.
The complaint should cause action at once
in remedying the evil wherever it may be
found to exist
dress to be "to fix the minimum price that
wheat should be sold for at Chicago." This,
it is urged, would "establish the price less
the cost of transportation at every other
trade center in the Mississippi Valley."
It 5a indisputable that wheat growers have
just as much right to fix an arbitrary price
for their product, as any otner interest nas;
and perhaps they have a much better excuse
for doing so. But the injustice and in
equality of all such attempts appears in the
fact that a convention of wheat growers
might as well try to fix the maximum
amount of water that shall flow down the
Mississippi river. The water will come
down ir it is present in excess of the ca
pacity of the earth for absorption. The
price of wheat will come down if the form
ers have it on hand in excess of demand;
and the idea of a combination which will
prevent the competition of millions of pro
ducers in this country, to say nothing of
the tens of millions in Eussia and India, is
simply the wildest moonshine.
Trim 5s one sort of combination by which
the minimum price of wheat might be fixed.
If a great railroad combination should be
come sufficiently centralized to guarantee to
a single organization of millers and middle
men a discrimination of 5 cents per bushel
in the handling of grain, the beneficiaries
of the discrimination might be able to fix
the minimum and maximum prices of wheat
"When that was done the farmers would
make the discovery that the maximum price
that they could get for their wheat wonld be
less than their minimum price at present;
while the minimum price which consumers
would pay for it would exceed the maxi
mum at present
It is worth while for the members of the
St Louis convention, who are trying to at
tain an impossible copy of the trust meth
ods, to remember two things, jurst, to
maintain an arbitrary price by a combina
tion of millions of producers is an impossi
bility; second, combinations for such pur
poses never benefit the producers or con
sumers, but only the favored middle-men
who control the avenues to market
THE EFFECT REVERSED.
It would be hard to reconcile the charges
that the monetary stringency in New York
is produced by a syndicate that wishes to
sell Government Donas to me unitea oiaiea
Treasury at a high rate of premium, with
anything but a belief that the Treasury
would take particular delight in flying in
the face of public opinion and the natural
results of the money market
The tendency of stringency in the money
market is to lower the premium on Govern
ment bonds, and that of ease in the money
market is to raise the premium. This is for
the simple reason that high rates of interest
give bants and lenders more attractive in
vestments than Government bonds at a high
premium; while low rates of interest make
the Governments most desirable. If the sup
posed syndicate wished to get up an excuse
for the Secretary of the Treasury to buy
bonds at a high rate, therefore, it should
make money easy and thus permit the de
mand outside of Government purchases to
put up the quotations.
The" financial stringency, if continued for
anv length oftime, should enable the Treas
ury to buy lots of bonds; but they should be
bought at lower premiums. The fact is that
the money flnrry has passed by with only a
slight reduction of the premium on Govern
npnt sppnrities: but if it should return so as
to establish a twelve per cent money market
for any length of time the United States
ought to be able to buy 4s at very nearly
par, and 4s below 125.
A "WISE SOLUTION.
It is reported from "Washington that the
Bepublican leaders are generally in favor
of the entire abolition of the sugar duties,
and that this policy will be recommended
in tne President's message. This is politi
cal intelligence of the class that is gener
ally too good to be true. The Dispatch
has pointed out the advantages of the course
in the fact that the sugar duties afford pro
tection only to domestic production that
has proved inadequate to supply the de
mand, while the enhanced cost of the article
nt universal consumbtion. which the people
pay, is divided between about $30,000,000
paid to the Sugar Trust and $60,000,000 of
revenue of which the Government desires
to get rid. The repeal of these duties, to
gether with the readjustment of the inter
nal revenue taxes, would do away with the
surplus revenue beyond what is needed for
the sinking fund, and would remove a de
cided burden from the mass of the people.
The wisdom of that solution of the surplus
problem is what makes its adoption appear
AN IMPOSSIBLE HUnXTTO.
The purpose of the wheat growers'
POINTS FB0M THE CBADLE,
The story comes from Chicago that a mem
ber of the Board of Trade who had been
the aid of clairvoyants, with indifferent suc
cess, at last went home to the infant of
which he is the proud possessor and re
solved that if his son and heir raised his
right arm he would buy, while it the in
fantile left went up first, he would sell.
The story goes that child put up his right
arm and the paternal speculator bulled the
market the next day with eminent success.
The amount of credit that is to he given
to the story is not material; but it is worth
while to remark that the acceptance of the
involuntary advice ofan infantasa direction
how to speculate, is about as good and a good
deal cheaper than a cood many other guides
that are widely adopted in speculative
circles. The youthful speculator in"The Hen
rietta," who determined his deals by the flip
of a cent developed a policy about as good
but not quite as original as the resort to the
baby. But both of them are more sensible
and economical than the consultation of for
tune tellers. "While the degree of intelli
gence backof the advice is not great, itis less
likely to remove the fleece from the specula
te than ihe accentance of points from the
nmfps-sinnal venders of such article, or the
adoption of the purely friendly advice which
the great manipulators give out just when
they are ready to make a big deaL
Of course there is a theoretical mea tuat
operations in stocks, grain or petroleum,
should be based on the conditions of the
market and the relative position of de
mand and supply. But these factors require
the exertion of intelligence and judgment
Those qualities would keep the speculator
out of the market altogether. Therefore if
men mnst speculate the practice of doing
it by baby divination is perhaps as good
as can be adopted.
2? EW Yobk is frantically endeavoring to
save its distance by a subscription of $551.
000 to its proposed guarantee fund of 5,000,-000.
Titp. declarations of D. B. Hill. Grover
Cleveland and President Eliot respectively,
that each is a Democrat, evokes tne com
ment of the New York Sun in the assertion
that "one only ot these statements is a fact,
another is a humbug and the third is a de
lusion." The classification may be true;
yet it is likely to occur that the definition of
a Democrat as Eometiung wnicn uavia a.
Hill is, and Grover Cleveland and Presi
dent Eliot are not, is particularly severe on
anxiety to have Mr. Gladstone explain his
new plan must be credited to a fear that un
less they have plenty of time they may not
be able to pick flaws in it.
The report with regard to the Boston
gang that got up a conspiracy to draw John
L. Sullivan into a row and then shoot him
warrants a severe punishment for the mem
bers of the gang. They did succeed in car
rying out the plot
PEOPLE OF PEOMIHENCE.
Pkince Htpfolite, ot Haytt, has ordered
an $1,800 carriage from a Now York firm.
Pbof. Langston, of Virginia, has in the
grounds of his home near Washington a tree
that he prizes greatly, because it was given to
him by Charles Sumner.
The monument to General Caesar Rodney,
one of Delaware's signers to the Declaration of
Independence, will be unveiiea at u,"
capitol of Delaware, Wednesday.
The late Sir Charles William Sikes was the
j. 17lnnrt'a rrroit RVStem of DOStOffiCO
savings banks, and it was in recognition ol
that important servico that he was knighted.
Mrs. Matjd Howe Elliott is resting at the
home of her sister. Mrs. Florence Howe Hall,
at Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Mrs. Julia
Ward Howe intends to continue ner nawm
journey to California.
Senator Kejwa, of West Virginia, has
hitherto been the youngest man in the United
States Senate. If the newspaper biography of
Senator-elect Pettigfew; of South Daicota, is
to be relied upon, he will succeed to that Honor
in December. He is only 40.
A candidate for the Iowa State Senate is
the Hon. George W.Jones. He is the only
man living who represented the Territory of
Michigan in Congress, and the Territory of
mi t. ...c h. .-hieflr who secured the
organization ot the Territories of Wisconsin
In January next Louis Kossuth will become
a man witnout a country. He will on the ninth
of that month complete the period of absence
from Hungary which will terminate and forfeit
his citizenship of that country. His two sons
have become Italian citizens, and the venerable
patriot has been strongly urged to do likewise,
hnthn rrnhlMt will not llO SO.
Probably the largest returns, everything
considered, that come to writers are those
which are received in royalties for text books
for schools. The late ProtEHas Loomis, of
Yale, waB supposed to be a comparatively poor
man, yet his estate, on probate the other day,
revealed wealth that is pretty near a half mil
lion dollars. This represents the returns he re
ceived in royalties for his text books, which
have alwaysjbeen popular.
WHERE A TORI PREACHER HID.
Discovery of a Secret Boom in a Historic
Waterbdkt, Conn., October27.-Afewdays
ago there was a fire in the old Botsford house,
occupied by Frank Judson, in Woodbury. For
years there has been a legend connected with
this mansion of Revolutionary fame, and, until
recently, the mystery connected with It was
never cleared up. In the struggle of the
American colonies with the mother country,
certain prominent citizens were suspected of
Toryism. Among these was the Rev. John B.
Marshall, the first Episcopal clergyman of
Woodbury. He was summoned before i apro
porly appointed committee and was forbidden
to go beyond certain prescribed bounds. He
was at that time living in the Boteford bouse,
but could never be seenrexcept on Sunday. A3
he was free from arrest on that day, he usually
went to a neighboring parish to hold service
but during the rest of the week he was never
seen, although close watch was kept. It was
surmised that be had a secret room in which to
hide himself. After his death a careful search
of the house was made, but no secret room
could be found. . .
m. ii.. .... Mm, ennrot ilncft WIS ma.QB
a few years ago by Deacon F.P.Hitchcock,,
v C i th hnnu for a short time. In the
front parlor was a china closet under the stair
way, which was allotted to Mr. Hitchcock's
children to store their valuables. While Mr.
Hitchcock was putting some shelves in the
closet he discovered a trap door in the back ol
it. With a little exertion be forced this open,
when he discovered the secret room, which had
. i7.. th hldine- nlace of the Tory. The
room was about six feet square, and high
enough to allow a person to stand erect in it,
and there was a passage from It to the cellar.
The house is also famous as the place where
Samuel Seabury, the first Bishop in America,
was elected. At the One Hundredth anniver
sary of this event which was held at the house
some time ago, a view of the room was given to
the Right Rev. Bishop Williams and the large
number of visiting clergy by placing a candle
on aiauie m mo bcuc s. .
THE LATEST SLOT DETICE.
A Penny Dropped in Secures the TJio of a
rsFECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, October 27,-PeopIe wiU soon
cease pestering the drue clerk by asking for a
directory. The person wno wisnes to look, up
an address will only have tor go to tho corner
of the store or step in front of any hotel or
public place, or go almost anywhere in
fact, drop a penny in the slot and
then read the Interesting column for hours
if ho wishes. The directory lies on iu hiuo
nn a small.wooden box-like platform. The under
" . 1 - - - .. ..
The renewed talk about the appointment
of either Judge Gresham or Judge Cooley
to the vacancy on the Supreme Bench shows
that the public mind at least isleenly alive
to the importance of putting tne Dest men in
that high place.
The New York journals which first
started out to have the World's Fair guar
antee fund raised in one day, extended the
Cmo in fim davs. and are now indulging in
appeals to get the fund subscribed in ten
days. In the meantime, the subscriptions
on" Saturday amounted to less than 540,000.
If that rate were kept up, the money would
be raised in sbout 110 days, or sometime
next February, by which date Congress will
probably have located the fair somewhere
Naturally the Executive Committee of
the Electric Light Association is of the
opinion that the overhead wires can be made
all right It is for the interest 01 tne mem
bers of the association to think so.
It is a rather unpleasant conclusion,' but
the public will find it hard to regard
the removal of Conrad, the special agent
who had worked up the cases against the
Pacific coast land ring, in any other light
than a notification to office-holders that they
must not attack land thieves under this ad
ministration, if theland thieves have a com
bination of United States Senators, bonanza
and railroad kings behind them.
It must be conceded that the new Com
missioner of Pensions starts on his work
with a demonstration of what seems by com
parison a remarkable genius in the line of
holding his tongue.
The announcement that "the sickly
green postage stamp" is to be replaced by a
bright carmine one on January 1 indicates
that the efforts of our stamp reformers have
changed the coloring of the postal depart
ment from sestheticistn to loudness. An
enemy must have induced Mr. Wanamaker
to paint the postage stamps red.
The report that a "Walt Whitman cigar"
has appeared on the market, permits the
expression of the hope that it is not made ot
"Leaves of Grass."
Inasmuch as the English Tories and
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presses down on the upper cover. Then the
penny is dropped in; a catch which holds the
bar is released; the bar can be pushed back and
the book opened. .,...
The reader, however, must held the cover
down tightly, for the moment he lets go the
bar snaps back and only another penny will re
lease it A great many of the machines are al
ready In use in Brooklyn drugstores, and soon
they will be all over town. It is proposed to
put them on all the elevated road stations, too.
BRIGHT LITTLE BBNNI H'KEE.
The Whlto House Pet Gets a Letter nnd
Futs on AIr.
From the IndIanpoli Bentlnel.
Baby Benjamin Harrison McKee Is just three
years old. and if course he can't read, but he Is
a exceptionally bright youngster for his age.
The other day he happeneito go to the door
..-,, nMtmsn mnsF the belL He looked
courteously up at the mail carrier's big packets
of letters as he sorted them over. FInallj the
carrier handed blm one Inscribed "'Benjamin
Harrison McKee," in the President's own hand
writing. "That's for you," said the postman.
The little fellow's face brightened up and he
ran to his mother.
Then ho suddenly felt big. Ho threw his
shoulders back and, grasping the envelopo in
his hand be ripped off the end as he had seen
older folks do. Drawing out tho letter and
nntoldlng it, uesiuaieo.ua umujeuk n ue
ciohering his granafatber8 chirography and
then read: "Come to Washington at once;
grandpa." He knewwhatbewanted his grand
father to write.
NOT 0KE BIT A FAILURE.
Mnrrlngo Such a Success That Two Old
Nutmegs Repeat It.
Middletowh, Conk., October 27. Marriage
has not been a failure with venerable Luther
S. Smith, of Cromwell, nor with the widow
Ruth M. Smith, of the same place. The
Rev. P. M. North was called UDon by
these two aspirants for matrimony's yoke last
week, and they were duly married. Mr. Smith
is 74 years old. is hale, hearty, and, as he says,
"hankerln' arter another wife."
The present Mrs. Smith is the .fourth blush
ing bride he has vowed to love, honor and pro
tect while he Is the third groom Mrs. Smith
nasproniueu m wuc.
In Memory or Mrs. Hnvc.
CHAIH.ESTON, a C, October 27. Memorial
services were held in the Centennary Methodist
Episcopal Church to-night in honor of the late
Mrs. R. B. Hayes, who was prominent in the
work of establishing women's missions among
the colored people in the South. The congre
gations of all the other colored Methodist Epis
copal Churches joined in the services,
Wrll Qualified to Prophesy.
From the Boston Heraia.
The predictions that we are to have a very
cold and severe winter multiply. The latent
forecast of this sort comes from a Democratic
Federal offlce holder whose term is about to
Oito Adolpta Arnold.
Otto Adolph Arnold, a member of the editorial
staff ot the l'lttsbnrg VolkMatt, died on Saturday
and was burled vesteraay In St. Jlary'j Cemetery.
The deceased was a member of the National Vei-bond-of
German Journalist. The funeral ser-
Vices were conuutfccu uj uDt,,"'v.i"iM
O. C. C, of Trinity Church. Flttsbnrg branch of
h nrmn jMirniiiBtm' AHoeiation was wen
1 reuraatnted. ,,V,4iHS ..'.
I ZT . Z. ' .- Y -a. fi 'J'
An Appeal to Phnraoh on a Proposed Exodm
of tho NesTO-Tho Kevenno Tax on
Whisky Wonld Pay Hi Fare to Africa
Undo Kemui Onght to Stay-Tho Two
Knnawnys nnd Other Darkey fetorlea
Holand Country Comedy.
The negro-some are told must go. As a slave
he was brought over to this country in the first
place. As a slave, and only as a slave, has he
been suffered to remain here. And now that
slavery has been put away there is only one
reasonable thing left for the negro to do and
that is to go back whenco he came.
And there is only ono adequate
solution of this negro problem, which Is
every day. in State and church, clamoring
more importunately for solving, and that Is to
send the negro back, to "let the people go.
mi. i ,, mtTAT tn the necro Question
which Is proposed by the author of An Appeal
s- !.,...?. twnr-n TTmrard and Hulbert: R.
S. Davis &Co.) The negro is an alien race, he
says. And he quotes wun approYm "" "-
tence from General Harrison's letter atteyuut
hisrnominationto the Presidency: "We are
clearly under a duty to defend our civilization
by excludingalienTices whose ultimate assimi
lation with our people Is neither possible nor
desirable." General Harrison probably had
his face turned toward the West when he wrote
that But the words touch the South also.
The negro must go. And he must go back to
Africa. Can we afford to send himT The reve
nue tax on whisky and tobacco for 18 months
will nay all costs. Will he got The author
thinks that hetull be glad to go. He quotes
irom various newspapers evidencing the rest
lessness of the negroes in the 8outh,and the wel
come which they give to schemes for emigra
tion, whether into tho West or even into South
Artivi. He believes that an off er made of
national help to an exodus into the great
Congo Valley would be accepted gladly and
The nation suffered in the War of the Re
bellion because it would not listen to the words
of warning, and would not obey the laws which
must govern every associated community.
Peoples have been swept off the face of the
earth for a disregard of natural laws of tar
less importance than those with which we trifled.
Year after year the danger grew. Year
after year our trade and commerce
clamored angrily against those who told
the truth, which we wore forced to
learn when It was written in blood. It was
only procrastination, indecision, that made the
problem of African slavery in the united
States one of overwhelming danger. It is the
game inclination to trifle with the danger
which lies before us that makes the problem of
the African in the United States a terrible one
Thus wrote Judge Tourgeo several years ago
in his "Appeal to Caesar." But we stui nae
an idea that everything will quietly grow right,
somehow. In the meantime, however, every
thing in this connection seems to be growing
This writer has proposed a radical solution.
He has advanced his arguments in clear,
strong and readable paragraphs. Tho style is
forcible, and the spirit of the book temperate,
reasonable and Christian. Everybody who is
interested in this great matter-and who is
not?-sbould read this book.
We have not yet heard, however, from the
one man whose opinion we are most interested
to know. What docs the negro think abont his
future? The conference of colored clergymen
in New York, the other day, made some com
ments, not without good reason, upon the make
up of a commission to consider work amone the
colored people, composed exclusively of white
men. The negro himself can help us more than
all the politicians or philosophers.
"Now, I des tell you w"at honey," said Uncle
Remus to the little boy, "If you want ter year
dish year tale right straight thro', widout any
balkin' or stallln', you'll des hatter quit makin'
any fuss. Now, den, you des set right whar
you is en stop you behavishness. Kate ueins
time you wink loud, you got ter eit right up on
de bed-pos' dar en ride straddle. So, den!
Well, one time Brer Mink en Brer Coon, en
Brer Polecat all live terge'er in de same settle
ment" And then follows another of those
inimitable stories which nobody can tell as Joel
Chandler Harris can.
If the negro problem does ever get solved ac
cording to the ideas of the author of "An
Appeal to Pharaoh," it is to be hoped that
Uncle Remus will not leave us and tell his
stories thereafter along the banks of the Upper
Congo, where we shall never hear them. One
of the interesting things about these stories,
however, is the probability that they came in
the first place from the upper Congo. These
are genuine myths. They are as attractive to
the scholar as they were to "the little boy."
Brer Rabbit and Reynard the Fox belong to
gether. The fables of JEsop and the fables of
Pilpay find counterparts the world over, from
Kamsehatka to Australia, and from the valley
of the Congo to the valley of tho Yukon. Cu
riously enough, the rabbit who is the hero of
these negro myths, is hero also in many stories
which have come down in the memories of
many tribes of American Indians. An Omaha
myth tells how the rabbit canght the sun in a
The "Brer Rabbit" of Uncle Remus is quite
capable of entrapping the sun and all the fixed
stars. He has lost none of his cunning in Mr.
-cr ,,..' laethnnk. Daddv Jake, the Runaway,
and Other Btortes, by Uncle Remus. (The
Century Company; H. Watts & Co.) Wide,
clear pages, pictured cover, colored edges and
excellent illustrations add to the charm of
these quaint s'tories.
name of the place and called it Smithville; it
will be laid out in corner lots; it will be almost
exactly like a hundred other Smithvilles,
North and South. So much the more need of
the work of such an accurate observer as Mr.
Between Black Ankle and old Rome even the
most indifferent beholder can discern differ
ences and between Elder Brown, and Nero, of
the two we prefer Black Ankle and Elder
Brown. Nor Is our preference disturbed after
reading what can be said in defense of that im
perial reprobate by fcrnst Eckstein in his
Nero, a Romance. (W. S. Gottsberger k Co.;
J. R. Weldin & Co.).
That transformation which Dr. Jekyll, with
a few brief contortions and convulsions, ef
c ...j intn Mr TTvdn. here ocennies two vol
umes. Nero appears at the beginning of the
book a gentle, somewhat effeminate, thought
ful and devout young man, strongly influenced
. e,n-i his tntor. He is even thinking
about casting in his lot with the 'sect of the
Christians. Step by step ne goes on u.
He becomes a "wholesale robber, a pitiless
despot, an intriguer, a poisoner, a murderer, a
matricide, a liar, a coward, a drunkard, a glut
ton incestuous, unutterably depraved." His
nature is degraded into a mixture of "blood
and mud." At last iu Phaon's villa, this mon
ster, whom a world cannot suffer any longer to
exist takes his own miserable life. The change
begins with the companionship of Sophonius
Tigellinus. It was bad company that mined
Nero is not an agreeable hero for a book, nor
are the people of his court, with the rare ex
ception ot the Queen Octavia, pleasant people
to associate with. But the whole evil life of
the time is pictured out here. Whoever wishes
to learn how the world went in the middle of
the first century will find more here than In any
These two volumes are uniform with Ebers
books, and are rendered into English by the
same excellent translators.
Justin McCarthy's Roland Oliver (Prank F.
Lovell &Co.: J. R. Weldin & Co.) is a young
man gifted with the chivalrous spirit which one
onght to have who bears about with him two
such knightly names. He finds an old friend
who has become poor as persistently as Roland
has become rich. He takes up this friend,
whose name is Lawrence Caledon, and who is
married to a wife a hundred times better than
he deserves, and helps him. Lawrence is an
invalid. He is partly sick and partly lazy. He
is wholly small, and mean-spirited and selfish.
He takes everything that Roland gives him, is
clad to have somebody who will pay his bills.
of cratltude. By-and-by Mrs. Church, whd
wants to marry Roland, makes trouble. Law
rence accuses nis wiie oi Deinc in jyo mw
Roland. He arranges a little plot by which he
shall sit behind a curtain and hear these two
and watch them. The plot makes such a reve
lation of their thoughtful ess and care for him
and his own despicable conduct that he goes
auietly away and drowns himself. Roland
happens along as he makes the plunge andpuus
him out, ana uawieucu ua mo """""j
saying a repentant word to his wife before he
27ie Comedy of a Country Howe, by Julian
Sturgis (Frank F. Lovell '& Co.: J. R. Weldin
& Co.), has a bright young fellow for hero, who
has just come into a fortune and a title, and
finds both somewhat embarrassing. The hero
ine is a handsome young lady whose altogether
impossible mother is determined to marry
herto this rich and titled hero. Other charac
ters in the play are a young reprobate who
w"hes to marry the heroine himself; an excel
tent tat ratherimprudent lady who U ignorant
of the reprobate's character, add who abets
him In his endeavors to foil the match-making
mother; an interesting young eentleman who
u very solicitous. about his health, and who
has a curious fashion of getting away quietly
hv Wmself and going through various gvmnas
ftc exere sputtering the syllables "Ninety-nuiel-'
''Nlnetyniner' byway of developing bis
nuiei -J ftn,,.lno. an Imnnsaible re-
ffi ind Tvarions "happy peasants" rn the
backcround. The conversations are somewhat
nacagruuii". Dnnl nn m have snir-
cestei are quite impossible. The plot, how
ever is ingenious, and everything comes out
all right In the end.
AN OHIO WIDOW IN LUCE.
THE SUBSIDY QUESTION. .
Arsnmenta of Tboio Who Favor Bounties to
Aid American Shlppera How Our
Foreign Trade Hno Fallen Off-Tnh
Course Pursued by Great Britain Lea
sons From History.
ICOBBXSrONDZHCE OT THE DISPATCH.:
Washihgton, October 28. In view of the
fact that the question of bounties to American
shipping will be one of the most important be
fore the coming Congress, a review of the de
mands of the advocates of a bounty and the
arguments on which they base their demands
is In order. To begin with, there is a better
prospect of the success of tne bounty scheme
than ever before, xne pians oi us auYoeaic
are better arranged, the work ot conversion
more systematic, and not in the smallest move
ment is there a scent or corruption. The his
tory of the scandal of the Pacific Mail, which
gave a black eye to every proposition Tor any
thing in the semblance of a subsidy for years
after that affair, forever -put a quietus on pro
jects to further schemes lor subventions by the
corrupt use of mbney.
The proposition is a very simple one. It is
the same as that involved in a bill which was
before the last Congress, to glvo to every
American vessel engaged in tne loreign traae
30 cents per 1,000 miles for every ton of freight
transported. This wonld about equalize the
bounties paid by other countries, in one form
or another, and, it is thought, would enable
owners of American vessels to successfully
compete with foreigners on their own ground.
Subsidies in Foreign Countries.
No other maritime nation now attempts to
avoid a bounty to IU merchant marino save
America. Withthegiftof abounty every such
nation has seen a prompt and important in
crease of its foreign trade. Even Spain,
jealous of eveiy attempt of the United States
to successfully estannsn a carrymis uauo iu i
own vessels between its ports and those of
South America and the intervening islands, has
t.i.i.j , -. ..AaaaljtnrifirftllAI PVflrVllne
SUDSiaizeaauufui t,wi. -.-- -.--
attempted by citizens of the United States.
.Xrlt-..1...i.o.-nHnf driving thft latter
from the field. England gives subsidies amount-
construction bounties and a bounty about the
same as that proposed for vessels of the United
Btates for each ton of freight carried in the
rita1'y gives bounties, beside a navigation
bounty of 13 cents per net ton per 1,000 miles to
....I'nr.nnn T,nrts Ivlne beyond the auez
Canal and Straits of Gibraltar. Germany has.
A MARVEL IN PRINT.
Tho Great TYrenty-Posjo newspaper d
Some of Ita Beet Points.
Tne newspaper develops day bygday. Every
day some new and novel feature ispdded' to Its
columns. How our worthy anfestors who
produced the first paltry "news-letter" would
have stored had they beheld J esterday's superb
edition of The Dispatch. Th$s 20 pages,
replete with matter. Interesting to every class
and condition of mankind, would have utterly
dumbfounded many a class of citizens who
lived more recently than the worthy Boston
Puritans: Yesterday's Dispatch, was a mar
vel, even to modern Americans, many of whom
are popularly supposed to feel surprise at
"nothing. The world's wisdom, wit and gossip
filled its pages, and writers in every jana tar
nished racy articles which could pot fail to be
The little colored baby has a place among tho
Babei of the Nations. (Frederick A Stokes 4
Bro.; H. Watts & Co.) Indeed, the little dark
complexioned baby is the prettiest of the lot,
except, perhaps, the quaint little maiden from
the land of the Dutch. There are 12 babies in
the book, each representing a nation and a
month. Each baby has a full page for Its pic
ture, with no lack of bright colors, and an
other page of rhymes and jingles. The illus
trator is Maud Humphrey, and the versifier is
Edith M. Thomas. The result is a book which
will make the eyes of some small children fully
as big as the eyes of these plnmp babies
which is saying a great deal.
t n.A n. itnnn with thA nefrro vet. For here
11U HI W " mwmw "-- 0---
he is in the story which gives its name to Har
ry Btillwell Edwards' book, uwo Runaway)
and Other Bloriea (the Century Co.: H. Watts
fe Co.) These studies in Southern life are old
favorites tor the most part, havfcg appeared In
several of the magazines. The pictures, most
of which are equally familiar, are by E. W.
There were several pictures by Mr. Kemble
in the Exposition Art Gallery. Among the
drawings in the Century exhibit one especially
will be remembered by many who have seen it
during the last few weeks. The title ot it was
"In the Quarters." Two little black-faced and
bright-eyed pickaninnies are having a great
ride in a soap box, which is mounted qn two
dangerous wheels and made to serve f ora char
iot. The 10-year-old sister acts as horse. -The
father and mother lean over the fence. The
little heads peep over the edge of the soap box.
The little black fingers hold on with a tight
grip. They are having a'flnetime. It is as real
Mr. Edward's stories take a wide range, from
the comedy of "Elder Brown's Backslide" to
the pathos of "De Valley an' de Shadder." Be
side these two, and the story which gives the
book Its title, there are six others: "Anldyl of
Sinkin'Mountin'," "Ole Miss and Sweetheart,"
iiniota Tnrthnnter's Heart" "Mine A Plot"
"A Born Inventor," and "Tom's Strategy."
Thoea atnrips are lnterestinzslmply as stories.
but they have a value beyond that. They are
careful studies ot phases, of character In the
necTO and the people whose lives have been
lived beside him. In a few years "Sinkin'
Mountin'" and "Black Ankle" and "Dead
River" and "Sweetwater" win oe as common
place as tho rest of the civilized world. Already
"Sister Todhunter" and "Isam" and "Zeke"
and "Dorinay" and "Ben" and "Mandy" are be
ginning to study the grammars and the fashion
plates. The railroad and the telegraph aro of
immense convenience, bnt they do take
a good deal of the Individuality out of
life. Provincialism cannot long resist
them. Dress and dialect aro divested
of their charming peculiarities. "A log hut
with a stack chimney, at the foot of a long.low
hill, where the path that winds around it disap
pears under a spreading black-gum; another
log hut with a stack chimney, over by a belt of
pine woods, and another of like build beyond,
where a group of water-oaks marks a bend in
the swamp; and others sttu, right and left in
the distance, untU the number runs up Into the
dozens this is Black Ankle." BnV in ten years
there will be nothing left of, this exceptithe
'i-leng, low hill.",Taey will bAvebangedithe
About to Wed John Jacob Aitor and a For
tnne of $150,000,000.
From tho New York World.!
According to what appear to be trustworthy
reports John Jacob Astor, the elder, is engaged
to be married to Mrs. Bowler, of Cincinnati,
This story comes from the other side of the At
lantic, where both Mr. Astor and Mrs. Bowler
now are, and from the fact that Mr. Astor is a
very domesdc old gentleman and has paid Mrs.
,.. A.nj attentions foravearor more.
society is inclined to credit the serni-official an
nouncement which has been maae. mrs. nowier
has been in Europe for some months with her
two children, and John Jacob Astor during the
past summer has taken two trips abroad, pre
sumably iu order to have the pleasure qf being
in her company. .
Mrs. Bowler has been a widow five or six
years. Her late husband was a nephew of
George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, who at one time
was the Vice Presidental nominee of the Demo
cratic party, and was Minister to Germany
during tho Cleveland administration. Mr.
Bowler inherited a handsome fortune and in
vested It judiciously in railroad properties. At
his death ho was a large owner of thesecurities
of the Kentucky Central Railroad of which
that excellent railroad man, M. E. Ingalls, was
. .,.i...wi.nMliaiiii Rnrnn 15vearsa?0
he married Miss Williamson, one of the belles
of Cincinnati society. She is a very handsome
woman now, very bright and intellectual and a
charming conversationist. She is well, known
In New York society and it was here that Mr.
Astor first met her. She has been a guest at
the house of Henry F. Vail many times during
tho winter season just past and has also visited
Otner nomea 111 new iwa, . .
John Jacob Astor, who. according to an
nouncements already made, will be set down
bv Thomas G. Shearman in the November
issue of the -Forum as the richest man inthis
country, having control of about $150,000,000, Is
now about 63 years of age. He is tall, hand,
some and vigorous and bears his years well.
In society he is regarded as the finest specimen
of manhood the Astor family has ever put
Bcnlly Benntlfnl Girls.
FronTthe Cincinnati Times-Star.
The women writers for the press are bother
ing themselves over furnishing receipts for
girls to be beautiful. What folly! The girls
who make home beautifal, whose lives are
sweet and whose speech is gentle, the girls
who shed around them a tangible atmosphere
of purity, love and refinement they are tho
yanai ana ohi , -" ii-Vrf FnS
to a creat extent, imi-"; Fwj .-.
and with the result of an immense increase in
its foreign trade.
Great Brltntn'a CnrrrlnB Trade.
Another argument is that of the history of
Pacific Mail. For ten years tho total amount
paid in subsidies to that concern amounted to a
little more than 81.500,000. and in that time the
actual net gain to the Government, over and
above suhsfdy, in the increase o! dutieSjpost
age and tonnage Mues, was close to $2.W,w.
After the cessation of tne subsidy thta Income
fell away, and a great Chinese trade that had
Deen uiverveu iu tun uui,. .-- ?,
the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Com
pany. The next step contemplated by the
British Governmentis the extension of the line
now plying between Vancouver and Japanese
and Chinese ports to San Francisco and with
such a subsidy as to wipe out the Pacific Mail
line aitogetner, unless uoiy is ;...!.
One of the strongest arguments used In sup
Dort of the bounty project Is the creation ol a
merchant marine which will ba available In
time of war. They argue that it was the mer
chantvessels that saved thlscountty from f alltag
into the hands of the British in the War of 1812,
and that had it not been for the hundreds of
merchant vessels, and the more than 60,000
able seamen who blockaded the Southern ports
during the late war, the South would have se
cured ample arms and support and would have
gained her independence.
Decadence of American Shipping.
All other maritime countries on giving subsi
dies or bounties stipulate that in case of war.
the merchant vessels so aided shall be available
for the use of the Government. The chief ar
gument, however; is the humiliating decadence
of American shipping, ana tms is wueuseu
with powerful effect to awaken the national'
pride and patriotism of Congress and of the
people. The advocates of the bounty scheme
will show that the tonnage ol American vessels
engaged in the foreign trade is actually less by
about 100,000 tons than it was 70 years ago.
Tne American ireigui. rau " .n-u,
American vessels,does not amount to more than
a petty 700,000 tons, while Great Britain alone
carries more than 10.000.000 tons In lSSSthe
foreign carryine trade of the United tates
amounted to 4,842,000 tons, of which American
vessels carried 3.500.000 tons. In 1 1881 the ton
age carried In sailing vessels was 15,611.700 tons,
and of this foreign vessels carried 12, 1 11,711 tons
In 1858 the number of American ships, barks and
brigs engaged In the foreign carrying trade
of theUhited States was 8,731, and of foreign
vessels 1,789. In 1881 the American sailing ves;
sels numbered 1,403. and the foreign vessels 12,
CO .and of this number Great Britain had
upward of 5,000.
A Fight for Commercial Ulghis. ,
Within the last 60 years Great Britain has
paid out in subsidies more than 8160,000,000.
while the United States has paid next to noth-
These are the main features of the presents
tion made by the advocates of the bounty of 80
ceuts per temper w mu, - ' rKT
kn r rn.B nnnrrv lit, .uuu.,u. .,..... -
w "L" .'.-X. ' .!, .. .
The Cronln case, and the evidence connecting
Coughltn with the murder, occupied first place
in the telegraphic news. The war of parties
still rages in Ohio, where the Republicans
claim 10,ouw majority ior -ronuer, uu- ,
Sullivan almost fell a victim to a gang of as
sassins. The New Orleans grand jury found a
score of Indictments against ex-State Treasurer
Burke for the Louisiana bond frauds. Two
i-v. j....nai rffoitH & Sheriff's
posse, killing two and wounding six. The com
ing Washington season promises to be unusu
ally brilliant. The explosion at .Franklin
schoolhouse proves more serious than at first
anticipated. Senator Quay's interference in
lrginia politics is said to have aroused the
Democrats. Secretary Halford is said to be
desirous of returning to newspaper work in
Indianapolis. George Francis Train was re
fused a habeas corpus. A second attempt was
made to rob the postofflce at JTargo. N. J., and
Night Clerk Milton was shot.
The election at Brighton resulted in a sweep
ing victory ior tne xones, mucu w mu "r
pointmentoftheHome Rule pvty. Rumors
of approaching troubles In Samoa come thick
and fast. Bismarck will call Turkey as well as
England to join the triple alliance Against
Prance and Russia, which Is presently to stir
up a terrible, war in Europe. Highly interest
ing gossip was caoiea as usual irum uuuuuu
O. It, Magee, Esq., received a hearty welcome
home from his friends in Pittsburg. Benatoi
Rutan declares his candidacy for re-election.
The Phcanlx Roll works have beaten the record
with two rolls of K2,000 pounds eacu. 100
Sduth American delegates will receive a gor
geous reception in Pittsburg. Judge
White sentenced Bobhs and Harrington,
the betrayers of May Sullivan, to S and 3
years imprisonment respectively. H. C. Home
was wanted for robbery and wife desertion,
but it was alleged that he had skipped. Pitts
burg's center of depravity Is said to lie in the
first four wards. The report that the B. 40.
contemplate a branch line to Jeannette is un
true. Homewood property holders object to
being assessed for the continuation oi uraaer
street: The sporting news was very fully and
To the second part Jenks contributed an in
teresting' article on the doings in the
Pittsburg marriage license offlce. Frank
Fern told how they keep All Halloween
in the City of Mexico. Prof. Georg Ebers'
magnificent story of "Joshua" grows more In
teresting every week. W.Cotten Downing de-.
scribed cotton cultivation in the South, ana
Henry Norman supplied an excellent article on
life in distant Tonklng. Oulda wrote ot hex
favorite pet, the dog, with her usual vivacity.
Virginia M. Crawford. Rev. George Hodges, J.,
L. Ford, "Red Bird." & Latimer, Bessie Bram
ble and Emma Karnes are among tne otner con
tributors to this part of the paper. The theat
rical, society, military and musical notes' are up
to their usual mark in interesting matter.
Part third contained an article, by Carpenter,
nn nrient.il lovers of the fragrant we6d: "Mod-
- ft, ..... If l... Yf- A ,1(w1m1 Ta1t1at.
eru unapeious. uj j""" u.ju,
"A Breach of Falthra Norse-American Ro
mance," by H. H. Boyesen; "Capital ana to-
bor," by Konaia JJnnoar; "A noyai nomauce, -KtfTTT!ro-Trvnli!
'.The, Miserable O.neen." bv
Ernest H.Helnrichs; an article on American.
critics and Criticism, ny tne great novelist,
William Black: "Scenes In New York," by
Clara Belle, and "A Woodchuek Hunt," by;
A 90-TPaT.nld drummer bor of the war '
of 1813 was married in Iowa to a atyear-old :
The town or Orlando, Fla., ha as
ordinance forbidding saloons to be less Shan 366
A gourd Z feet long i one of th pe4
ucts Annie Lowe (colored), of Marietta, Ga,
raised in her garden this year. Sfeobaa la of
these gourds, some of them four feet lose. ,
Elder Punknm, an Etna, Me., Adveat-"
tlst, heard a boy Wowing one of tfeenewfan-,
gled whistles on Friday and thought it was the
signal for the consummation ot earthly Hhtngsj
A conscience wave is sweeping over we
land. The Secretary of the Treasury has left
received a letter containing four 2-oeat staaatyl
which the writer says is the amount, wrtb, in
terest, of two"tamps which ha used priea.
in Tnrllan htrr was wadine In tfea
Feather river, in Calif ornia, near tho QoHea.
Gate mine, Thursday, ween a large an sum
off the great toe on bis left .foot. The HM
boy wants to die. Just because his oompantorj
will call him "Nine-toed Jimmy."
A swindler sold si Clintoa eewiy,(
Mich., farmer a recipe for making his- wheat
weigh twice as much as it oognt to, aa4 sisjB ed -'j
a contract to divide the money gaised by Je 3
extra weight with a e solentiUe awBdle. The 4
contract eventually turned sun jpnmn
sory note and the farmer paid J890 for rt and
didn't advertise the matter wits a brass )w ..
The growth of the organiMtiea ira
as the Christian Endeavor Society Is pheitome' u'
. vJLl , V. 5i.iTol.-T j Til ". uu i.
In f Y,a wnvM? a vap aon thprn war In sJI 3ftM.
000 members, of whom 58,000 lived in New"1
York: to-dy thtre are 690,000 CbrisMoa Mm-
oeaTorors, ana jgw iuis.fieufl wnn
M'.uuv names, uuee-ieaxiBsoi warn an sbbsb
A few evenings siuee Eev. Br-Sfensj ,j
n,nl Ur Puiurilla T) TToatV ivf CVUSaiw'
young lady of Alexandria, Va. Mr. Heatkad- -vertisedfor
a wife, and the advertisement led'
to a correspondence with MissYoH, aadfce
came from California to see her. Ms set be
last Sunday. They became raatasHy inter
ested, were married Thursday eveaiac.aad
have gone on a marriage trip toNew.Hamp.
shire, where Mr. Heath's parents reside.
The most profitable book everpritee
at least in this country, was Webster's SpeNiag
Book. More tharf 60,080,060 copies of. tMi ipse-
sterandhis heirs have enjoyed the reysWes
from it they would have found it mewr-1
bletban the oave of Monte Crista. YetBr.v
Webster wrote it that he might preewe ;.
means to support himself wade cejtsfi Ik
other work, notably bis dtetfonsry, wMeh wsj3
really an elaboration of the seeHtag boot
A small boy at Marshall, Iil..Sasvefeed -'"-
. mtlmnt which wonld be a rood thlsg tt, ..'
.j .1.. rr. . . -....uui, ----LT'-
euerai auvptiuu. uo vim a imj wwijm ,
and togetlflr with his little Dtotiec est se M
hit ! tnmtnannlR derDdod to Mad kta taS.'
reform school, so he was arrested oa woM:1
. W .-3 k a ahbI llHwflAfl etA ULA A SBSSBWBlSDBf1
CQait;oiUBi eiiu wiiavu w jvauNU ga-msj
sutraitUBea mm wmmv
The lltf 1 a foJln fttnntlv
. o K1 nAvtlmsliw ftrtHtnA jfcl
ln.1aJfv4r tilv hm vntrlt tXt Ml tM tkM
. . -...- 1 1 , IT...... .-lUI.l.l..
ICDOOI aeounca so pieau guxifcj ra uusvuhiuil v
badnotdeme. He won the aympMky of Mb
the spectators and tbo oeart, od
.i.-tti;-j tittoa will havA a merchant
Years iu u uuncu " .
marine eoual to that of any other country of
toe world; that shipbuilding will become one
of the vast industries of the country; that the
benefits arising from larger markets, stimn
lated production and better prices will repay
. ..T 1- . t.a whAl. innntrv a than-
ti nn neuiiiB ui ... .,.. . --r- -
A mustoal ksape orod Ae ftsaMir of
Saxony the other day. Tee ooeen of we
Douano hoped to get a great prise aad were
very much disappointed with the way awMers
turned out. But they did their dBtr-wufeXy
to the end. One of the properties w a eiewa
of laurels which the musicians ewrM aff Jet
the latest of their triumphs. The etMafc weed
the laurels as spice. Massenet, we esssisser.
had somewhat a similar' experience in Wet
many also. Hewascreseteg we f resrtser s
a crown of laurels, and lie also wm aWasfcid ty
duty. They sehednled them as "awsMwl
Uncle Samuel Gardner w.iSe vet. awn.
coustv. He was bora ob Oetobefl Ml,s4
iroT dollar exDended for what is
termed a bounty, but which is really a weapon
A Friendly Suggestion.
From the Chicago Tlmes.3
Amanwhowas caught writing his name In
the Eiffel tower has been fined 20 francs. Here
is an 'Idea" for tho New York committee.
Put up a tower on "tick." Let the people go
up, write their names on it, and be fined Si
therefor, and put tho money into the guaran
About 300,000 telephones aro in use in the
The fastest recorded time made by an elec
tric railway is about 20 miles an hour on a
Fotjb telegraphic mesages can now be trans
mitted over one wire at ono time by using the
Ir is estimated that 250,000 persons In the
United States are engaged in business depend
ing solely on electricity.
Oveb 1,000,000 miles of telegraph wire are In
operation in the United States enough to en
circle tne giODe w limes.
About 100 miles of electric railway are al
ready in operation i the United States, and
many more under construction.
Moke than 170,000 miles of telephone .wire
are in operation in the United States; over
these l,C55,OO0vmessages are sent daily.
Five itondhed volts of an electrical cur
rent Is considered dangerous to human life,
but death depends largely upon physical con
ditions. TELEaBAwnuo from a moving train Is ac
complished through a circuit from the car roof,
inducting a current in the wire or poles along
The most widely separated points between
which it is possible to send a telegram are
British Columbia and New Zealand, via Amer
ica and Europe,
Ih transmitting a message from BanTran
cisco, Cat, to Hong Kong, China, via New
York, Canso, Penzance, Aden, Bombay, Mad
ras, Fenang and Singapore, about IS minutes
rr. m in.Mrt Me.,n nn, wfclffl, tolpnhnntnf.
can be maintained is uncertain; 750 miles is a
common dally occurrence, bnt two gentlemen
nnitn rr.intlv carried on a. Drotfcted conrer-
M. .--.--. ,,
Sation Between juikjw.uu, o. v.. uu vumifta, i
termed a Dounijr, uuw "i-" -j -reel
warfare against a foreign commercial foe
Who IS driving WIS country u " ""
It is claimed that the fight is actually awar
for onr commercial rights and natural rant on
the high seas, and that to gain and .hold that
place the enemy must be fought with his own
weapons. E. W. 1
THE BOSS. PICKEREL OF THE IEAE.
A Genesee County Fisherman Innds a
Benoty Fonr Feet In Length.
COHESCfl, N. Y., October 27,-Ex-SherIff
Young, of Genesee county, came to Conesns
Lake the other day to troll for pickerel. There
have been Borne very large ones caught here
this summer, and tne anerm iaoutu. ..uu.
beat the record. He went out alone in his
boat, and it wasn't long after he got his line
out that he was seen to bo laboring with some
thinc very large that bad got on his book
Bomettoes the Sheriff would have the .most of
tho line in the boar, and then the fish would
turn to and pull it out into the lake again.
Thiacm.tnf thinirwaskentun for npward 01
an hour, until at last people began tc .think .that
thelimous ouver xjac ,c ,.7 -
rected itself and got over into Conesns.
Just as a couple of men were Jumping into a
boat to go out andglve.the Sheriff a band he
raised a shout of victory, stuck M
monster he had been struggling with, and with
one supreme effort lugged it into the boat. It
was a pickerel that weighed between 17 and 18
pound It measured four feet In length, it
was the boss pickerel of the year.
A SONG OF THE SEASONS.
In melancholy measure, wonld I sing the fading
Sing the falling leaves In melancholy tone:
Sing the hisy days of autumn, with Its colors
brown and sere,
And the breezes that through leafless branches
"i would sing the coming winter and IU shroadof
cold, wmte snow,
Because It seems the proper thing to do;
I'd anticipate the terrors of the Frost King's
reign of woe.
For all the other poets do that, too.
But they can do It better-much better than
And so I'll leave It to their practiced art.
Le.t them for summer's glories like hard-worled
Like Mary, I will choose the wiser part.
For the glowing days orantnmn, I enjoy them one
Their earnered stores are Just the thing for me.
And winter has IU pleasures that make other loys
In fact, 1 lite all seasons as they be.
When Winter comes with drifts or snow,
And makes the frozen hills his throne.
The merry sleighers come and go
When winter comes with drlfU or snow
And fields and rivers makes his own.
The merry slelghbells ring wild tunes,
The firelight shines with cheerful glow.
Who sljshs for pleasures that are .Tone's
When merry slelghbeUs ring wild tones
And merry sleighers come and go?
And Christmas cheer and Christmas mirth
Xbe season light witn joyous g'".
And kindlier feelings bare new birth
Mid chlrlstmas cheer and Christmas mlrta,
(For then a Savior came to earth),
In a melancholy measure I'm resolved I will not
Though autumn lade the green leaves from too
And rUvaw the snows of winter are Just the
proper bum. " . , ,
Xach season,' 1 emw . "" ' r. . 3
mmptrn, mvn rZZir .TST.
A SOCIAL 8KIEM1SB.
An Incident That Shows How Mrs. Blaine
Stands Up for Her Rights. ' 1
Letter in Chicago Herald.
Another good story Is told of Mrs. Blaine,
and people who are pTetty familiar with that
lady's somewhat imperious manner give full
credence to it. A stranger in Washington, a
lady, happened to be stopping at the same
hotel, but was1 unacquainted, even by sight,
with the Socretary's wife. Intending to go
from the parlor to the dining room, the lady
stepped inside the elevator, saying to the boy:
Asvnu .... j
"Up fr and the first lady was confronted by a
second one, wno naa lmmeauueij -jouoweu
The stranger flushed, but stood her ground,
saying, rather tartly : "Down t"
"Up f Interposed the severe looking elderly
lady, staring blandly over the other's head.
The bewildered elevator boy just here caught
sight of the clerk and calledhim.
wnas is iw uciuauucu Mi i..OT,m,
glancing fiom the pale face of one lady to the
burning cheek ot the other.
"I stepped into the elevator and ordered the
boy to go down. This woman followed and
The clerk turned to the boy and said, with
severity: 'Take Mrs, Blaine np at once, and.
Avery angry and very much chagrined lady
issaldtohavemadejui unwilling trip to the
upper floor, while another, coldly triumphant,
went "np," as she had desired. rf
From theTVashlngton Post.;
A'Bt. Louis man complains that a letter
mailedtobimMyearsagbhaa only just reached
him. This complaint and some other things
that we have noticed lately force us to believe
that Si JjouIs people are waking up and de
manding that things be dons with a rush.
. TBI-STATE TKIFLES.
A BAT or two ago a fine young pheasant
came whirling throngh a window in the
kitchen ot ex-Sheriff HandUn's residence,
in "Wheeling. The bird was. promptly cap
tured and put where it would do the most
Mna. Sabah Him, of Mercer county. Is this
mother of 18-chlldren, H of whom are living.
She 13 now ED years old.
Asr infant in Barnardtown, near Beaver
Falls, eats a half dozen raw oysters every
TntK and" wedlock wait for no man. A.
Mauch Chunk juryman was excused that fie
might go and get married, the lawyers agree-
lug to continue ineir caao w.. &wmv.
While hunting partridges in the woods near
Oakland, the pointer of Orrin J), Sloeum, of
Scrauton, flushed a bird that looked queer to.
Mr. Slocum'a practiced eye. He blazed away,
and killed the bird. Beady retrieved it, and
then Mr. Sloeum saw that it was a large hen
partridge, the dark feathers of which, instead
of being brown, were as black as the plumage,
ot a crow. Mr. fclocum has hunted birds for
18 years, and says he has never before seen a
partridge with pure black feathers on it,
OS his way across Red Ridge the other day
Leopold Baermann,, of CM tonr Pa, saw two
cock partridges fighting one another for all
they were worth. They pecked each other on
the head, pulled at each other's throats, and
tired themselves out Then they rested for a
few minutes, and went at It agate. Mr. Baer.
mannssldhe watched the spunky birds .for 38
, ... nA,fe ivva irmA thraneh and
through, and .they fought until one of taosstf
was Kiiica. t
Tub other day a Cheat river (West Vlntesa)
hunter named Smlthflred at a.fox that was
running away from him. 033a bullet dMa't
touch the fox, but the crack of the rifle seemed
to confuse sly Reykaxd as to Its dlrectlen, for
. .. .JmK. tw,n nji Tan rnwftFtl aCp
Smlth'as straight at a beeiloe. Seeing that
we w. ., t". "t - t ---
. ..Ul. Vta rlAa M ha SHM MSHtsMaS
Lalowt, WteiajT Mea te.tfeeleft ew.
COril VVt in nrar b";
until nightfall, and he said he never feK keeter
OrtOWIJeT-Bweo ae lew wm "
I all 0X1811. when n was a jews . 3 m
always been temperate in his baMta, keg np
lar hours, and taken good eare efUejitjr. we
of the products of his-weM-tlHed fans Mis year
. - . a ....... ..fl k. , ,
IS HUBBa O 9V i UiUUUB, M "
and Unfile SaeMSl is WiillK.tS beta
cider against a peek of
townehiri dan beat it , , 4 .
Macon. Ga.,b a qaeerrmkia a JsW' -"
gUsb sparrow. Svery mornteg tMs.SMwJ,
eru, itn thaAt&r.Rof the Sr Cleeic thseaafc.
the window, tarries a while ob te Hmsmmc '
tiling tilmaa mArrvcood nonbcaW Mm
makes itself at home. It does net sees atajt
frightened attaeipeowe ooshcbi
out. nut mm atHjui uto w.w
window, from the top of the boekt
.Jna At, tK -willc as naeoneefiMsl i
ino-W the branches of a tree. Tt(
the morning canses the flies te reeaefe d
m ....w. .nil It ,!, rinnti nntlnniM
JOE Dvmp UU.V. ... -
bird makes a .meal oa these Heap soecv
gathering mem m aau ""a""
the sparrow percbe t Mm ntsiiir
wMeh iteaasvchirM its profit tkai
then skips oet to jotarts less forUsnpn
less. It nappeneu wwsi'Wimi
morning was caiiuer saan asuu, unm '
Ih HD VIU mwi ........-- - T
the ton as usual. That day toe bwm weais
to ly asfiist ue wimow pa aaa asevi
rideraWe f ass at net Mteg Hewed
And it was not ntn Tie window was h
that it seemed 10 do stwnnea. i-;.
The oldest specimens of soaps jii susi'v ijt,
In the British Msseam belong te the petted V
second EOT" fB"Ti " " "
wood, with eearse teeth rather wHto, afasej
wherethereis oa)y a single. mw, these lea
Tonzawwffluiww' "" "t
,..... w,t tarj &nHRa.I sne& J
uiJum v- V",-- ,-a----
Athor or tne uoauesaei
' rma innnlniitri In bans. 1
J.I.. j . 4iu iiImiis swirssfe
.. .. .M..u.. Au. !, Umla.
fOJQ 2U 1W1 MgllWMIIIM v Haw - '
time to tfi middle mm
tO SHOW WWss w WW -- -
The Greeks were tpeetoliy ?
rangsmeni m. mw ,
whose general mhjiw w
nowhit Behind then in toe carej
..",.... ..dinnllf Mm
namenU, and befere proceedtoc
combing and dreeeiBg ot taetr testis
a.. .lAis.fiwil9 wsals3lAsffts&.
hattle el TherBtwyiss, LeoBiuad
performance of tWs set. That It :
way associated with seraIfflB re
sblpof the gods asaoBg the Bosmm all
evidenced by tee preseBee et eessee ta
citta. orcyliBdriealTase with a oevered
wl6tetedtlMiartilM asi 4mK
rites af Ceres and BaoUBS.
F6LLT AS IT FUSS. ''$&,l 4
Kaeette-an mast be very rkl-;Pt&!;
a ass wrprised at Charley's afl.iMiiMsiC
"Well, I'm flot, Hsjuways da tmjsnMer
JFirst Saeessaker I'sa se iHiisaiagia. I
fcel like pegging oat. s -
Second eWiker-Iheeesy dare - i
w titie Icrt An. iiii. 1
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yv nea a "-"""" "
DWim'l vmw. " . .
cesd by eeta-1,eB niuiuuu..
hlslaaflrt and then tays the .-
-ui. -PiitaU It Is rahttktc
...rj. oAmitr hatser lursedteter
.m.nn.'Mr. amlMil -
Smlth-O, no, Mr'. FeertkWe: the i
be as bad as tea. xsw ww.
jTried aad Prevea. Her
,Mnj,li fita sansoft sav deesshei
M txlA If M.at AnftbTBaBMetheBl
leu . . 1. --- y....
Her IAJver rey mm tv, ."-'
SheHasBvery Opportes. MleslBes
toa (te HW Laker, of OMeaielsMjssMTtwart
Lef.w a owfct te w.?ew
"Llvewayt raas eee ef the M8t
fh.iv Xhu gftrli JMlt.
Ttr w.' TtuihigM Mea.'' Fint,
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AMelTswWEer-Mtee Ob. m- ) -jj
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met. t. u umab iUm veer wl
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are seeseeioM eseee m m 'SSiitii,
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