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PITTSBURG. SATURDAY. NOV. 2. 1S8D.
THE EAILB0AD POLICY.
The railroads have concluded to get all
they can out of the present prosperity of the
iron and steel trade, and have made another
advance of 2jj3' cents in the rates on fin
ished iron and steel from Pittsburg.
Considering the improvement in business
and the present excess of demand for trans
portation over the supply, there is some
foundation for the plea of the railroads that
the advance is justified. If rates yielded to
downward influences as readily as they go
up when the tendency is that way, there
could hardly.be a valid objection to the
change. But when the combination of all
the lines first resists the declining tendency of
rates in adverse times, and then puts up the
rates monthly, when affairs improve, the in
terests which prod lice the freight can hardly
be blamed for feeling that the railroads are
disposed to take all they can get.
There is another point that the railroads
should consider, purely from a selfish point
of view. At the old rates the freight traffic
which Pittsburg produced was more profit
able than any other traffic of like volume
which the railroads can obtain. That bust
. aess can be cherished by keeping rates on a
reasonable basis. It can be checked by
crowding up freights and other expenses
whenever opportunity occurs. Is it for the
interest of the railroads to cherish the traffic
which yields them such golden results or to
The qnestion can be further enlarged by
the inquiry whether it is for the interest of
the railroads to cultivate the friendship of
the city which yields a larger proportion of
their net revenues than any other shipping
point in the country, or to alienate it?
The report from .the 'West that talk is
heard of the appointmentof JudgeBrewer, of
the United States Circuit Court, to the
vacancy of the Supreme Bench, is an un
comfortable balance to the mention of Judge
Gresham's name in the same connection.
The contrast is heightened by the fact that
while Gresham's judicial exposure -of the
abuses perpetrated by Gould's receivers in
charge of the 'Wabash system, made his
position clear on the question of corporate
evils, an indication is given of Brewer's
position on the same issue, by hit appoint
ment of the receivers whom Gresham re
moved. A Judge whohas served the purposes
Of, the corporate kings on the Circuit bench,
as Brewer has, can hardly be a very eligible
aspirant to the Supreme Bench, if the inter
ests of the public are taken into considera
PAEWELL'8 COHSIU'UTIONAL THEOKY.
-Senator Farwell, of Illinois, has again
succeeded in putting himself on record as to
the proper way in which to dispose of
the office. Senator Farwell discounts his
former effort of placing himself outside of
the Republican party by denying the Bepub
lican platform and thnsproving that he ison
his own theory, not entitled to any share-of
the spoils. This .time the eminent dry
goods Senator from Chicago plants himself
upon broad constitutional grounds. "The
constitution requires that the President
shall make appointments by and with the
consent of the Senate,' says-the Senator.
"Under this provision I have advised the
appointment ot certain men to the offices to
'This delivetcmce. points first to the con
clusion that Senator Farwell is laboring
under the delusion that he is the whole
Senate. He plainly asserts that the "ad
vice and consent of the Senate" required by
the Constitution is furnished by his recom
mendation of certain men to office. The
fact that his theory requires the appoint
ments to be made in the first instance by
the direction of the individual Senators, and
then confirmed by the Senate as a body,
leaving the appointing power of the Presi
dent outside, as a barren ideality, does not
bother the Senator in the slightest degree.
That wonld give him just what he is after
the control of the offices of his own State.
But the Senator's Constitutional theory
leads directly to conclusions which would
make his hair discount the quills upon the
fretful porcupine. If it is true that the
Constitution gives each Senator the power
of recommending appointments from his
own Stats, what follows as a matter of
course? The Constitution recognires no
difference between Republican and Demo
cratic Senators. Consequently Senator
Vest has the right to make appointments
from Missouri, Senator Hampton from
South Carolina, Senator Morgan from Ala
bama, and Senator Reagan from Texas. If
this should be done Senator Farwell would
promptly discover that his Constitutional
theory was more dangerous at the breech
than at the muzzle.
The fact is that the objective point of Sen
ator Farweli's theories is the possession ot
the spoils. But the arguments on which he
bases his claims generally amount to the
most severe commentary on the spoils sys
tem. WILD EXPERT GUESSING.
The opinions of those Ohio experts who
have lately been laying down the law upon
natural gas are worth even less than the de
ceptive dicta of the geologists who seven
years ago figured out that the end of the oil
supply was in sight. Practical'men believe
that gas will be available in Western Penn
sylvania for domestic consumption at least
for twenty years to come. The cost of get
ting it may increase; but no one has meas
ured the qnantity in reserve. What is
known is that up to the present Pittsburg
has the gas, and that more is being brought
to the city now than ever before. With the
economical use which experience teaches,
the duration of the supply must be greatly
But Pittsburg has a double reliance, since,
when the gas does cease to be available,
there are inexhaustible coalfields at onr
doors. Manufacturers who study the ad
vantages of location can search the conti
nent over without finding another place so
fortified in its facilities as this town.
HOMEPEODTJCTIOK OP THE VEHDETTA
The wars of the Hatfields and McCoys are
more irrepressible than the wars, or the
rumors of wars, between the European
monarchies. The most noticeable differ
ence between the Southern belliger
ents and the military powers of Europe is
that the latter have so far done little but
talk of war, while the former fall to killing
each other on the slightest provocation, and
do the talking afterward.
The cause of the warfare is just about as
obscure in one case as in the other. Why
the Hatfields should be determined to kill
all the McCoys, or why the McCoys should
start out for the foredoomed slaughter ot all
the Hatfields civilization cannot know.
But the unending feud still goes on, and
the only possible ground of union between
the two factions is the joint determination
that they will both kill any pntside repre
sentative of the law who attempts to inter
fere With their liberty to kill each other.
Such manifestations of savagery as these
are calculated to raise the, doubt whether
the alleged civilization of some parts of this
country is qnite skin deep.
BEING ALONG THE CENSUS.
Mr. Patterson, superintendent of the post
al district of Lawrenceville, makes a very
satisfactory report of the growth of that
part of Pittsburg. He says that last year's
building operations in Lawrenceville were
equal to those of any five years previous.
Over five hundred houses were built and the
population is still increasing at the same
rate. Undoubtedly Lawrenceville will
grow more rapidly than ever now that the
cable syt tern brings it so much nearer the
center of the city. The country beyond
Lawrenceville is healthy and picturesque,
and with the extension of rapid transit will
become one of our most desirable suburbs.
But Lawrenceville is not alone in a
growth approaching the marvelous. Go
where you will in both cities and beyond
their limits the same general characteristics
of a great but healthy enlargement present
themselves. The great East End is losing
its groves and meadows, and gaining in
their places houses of all sorts and sizes
from the stone mansion to the frame cottage.
Oakland, once w far from, though appar
ently so near to, the lower city, has been
brought within easy reach, and the same
transformation of rural hills and vales into
comely residental streets is rapidly taking
place. So it is all over the uplands that
rise above the business portion of Pittsburg.
On the Soutbside the multiplication of
the people and their homes is none the less
remarkable, though the process of change
in that region is not so generally observed,
because a special expedition must be made
beyond the bluffs for the purpose. The in
fluence of Pittsburg's expansion is appar
ent for thirty miles around the city. All
the towns, boroughs and hamlets in the
Ohio Valley are swelling prodigiously. The
heart of the builderjs happy, and the real
estate agent can hardly contain himself for
The Halloween festivities being over it
may be instructive for people to stop and
consider whether the advantages of that an
niversary are sufficient to justify the teach
ing of the youth of the vicinity that they
can indulge in the destruction of property,
with the added hazard of tbedestruction of
life.- The fact that a part of the fun in one
section of the city consisted in placing ob
structions on a railroad track which might
have caused a fearful calamity should im
press the grown-up people that teaching
boys that they can be lawless at any time, is
a very dangerous, as well as silly, custom.
Now we hear that the omnipresent
British syndicate is after the New Hamp
shire and Vermont stone quarries. We are
glad to hear that the ambitions promoters
are going to offer investors a chapce to turn
their money into something solid.
The feat of the Newark, N. J., police in
arresting an old Irish -woman who had
driven off a couple of marauding tramps
with a revolver, and wounded one
of them in the arm, is better-calculated to
make New Jersey a paradise for tramps
than to insure the safety of the domicile.
Perhaps the police consider the old woman's
activity in suppressing the'tramp. nuisance,
to be a practical sarcassum the value of the
police..'. J - -,; "1,-p- .-
"Wheit the papers M'NewjSfork get down,
to the work of raising. dollar subscriptions
THE"' PITTSBTJ-tG DISPXTGE siTUBftAY, " '
to the guaranteefund of the "World's Fair,
with nearly $4,000,000 to raise, it must he
recognized that the enterprise is tottering
painfully along on its last legs.
The continued trouble in trust certificate!
can be fully accounted for by the discovery
on the part ot the trust people that a mere
form of organization cannot .secure a mo
nopoly unless there is some way of shutting
off outside competition like that held by the
Standard. If a trust will not secure a
monopoly what is it good for?
' Afieb the residents of the Chinese cap-1
ital have come in contact with loose electric
light wires, the Mongolian opinion of the
mysterious powers of the "foreign devils"
may be more violent than ever.
Afteb the story has been circulated that
the presence of typhoid, fever among the
students at Yale College was due to "over
work," it is a rather telling commentary on
the amount of the under-graduate's labors,
to learn, on good authority that the total
number of cases of that disease was eight
out. of 1,600 students.
While the trial of one homicide case is
going on, two fresh killings take place in
Western Pennsylvania. Respect for human
life is beginning to be most prominent in
Mb. Joseph Chamberlain is reported
as doubting whether the game of politics is
worth the abuse that is heaped upon publio
men. Mr. Chamberlain's forgetfulnesa of
the fun he had had in abusing the other
fellows, indicates that some of the recent
sarcasms at his own expense mutt have hit
him very hard.
Bismabck and Kalnoky are about to
hold another conference for the ever-present
purpose of planning how they can keep the
peace, without fighting to preserve it.
If the present era of disclosures and ar
rests keeps on long enough, the city maybe
left without constables or aldermen, in con
dition for public services. But no one is
taking the position that such a result would
be any worse than the presence oi the kind
that have heretofore been so abundant.
The fact that the police can prove the
existence of 700 "speak-easies" in the city,
should result in 700 prosecutions for illegal
The decision of the New York courts
that the vested rights of electric corpora
tions are more important than the safety of
the citizen, is equivalent to leveral volumes
of instruction on the relative importance,
nowadays of corporate interests and the
PEOPLE OP PB0MINENCE.
MjuJohtT Field, the new postmaster at
Philadelphia, was bom in Derry county,
Ireland, 65 years ago, and came to America at
the age of 11
The statue of Robert E. Lee for Richmond,
modeled by Mercle in Parts, will not be ready
by December. The unveiling has been post
poned till May.
Julian Btobt, the yonncer Son of the
sculptor, has painted in Paris, a cibinet-sized
portrait of Miss Emma Eames, the young
American prima donna.
Heskt J. Bteekk, bachelor, of Provi
dence, B. L, died recently, leaving a fortune of
$3,000,000. Charles H. Atwood,who was his
private secretory, gets $100,000.
A 8TAT0E ot John Eliot, missionary to the
Indians of New England, with a squaw and
chief crouched at his feet, is nearing comple
tion in the atelier ot John Rogers, the modeler
The rumor is revived that Mr. W. H. Smith,
the present Chancellor of the Exchequer, Is to
be sent to the House of Lords as Viscount
Strand, and that Mr. Balfour will assume the
leadership In the House of Commons.
SxNATon Moody and Representative Gil
ford, of South Dakota, had a conference with
the President yesterday with reference to the
admission of that State. -Among the Presi
dent's other callers were the Secretary of War,
Treasurer' Huston, Senator Mitchell and As
sistant Attorney General Shields.
Joseph Cabveb Robinson, ot Titusville, a
veteran newspaper man, has written a poem
that makes 174 pages In book form. It is en
titled "A Dream," and Is both unique and
original. The author dedicates his work to the
independent oil men, and says his aim has been
to picture the future of monopoly. If he is a
true prophet, Dante's "Inferno" would be a
pleasant place compared with the future
abode of the oil kings.
BuiATZB was a dandy to the last. He always
wrote In a rich Oriental dressing robe, with
books of reference, notebooks, etc., at hand.
During his latter years increasing deafness,
from which he had been almost a life-long
sufferer, made him withdraw from society, to
which he had once been so devoted, and of
which he had been one of the most brilliant
ornaments. But he never ceased to dress with
the elegance of a complete man of the world.
ARRESTED AS A VAGRANT.
An Officer of the V. 8. Secret Service Tm
priioned for 30 Day.
Indianapolis, November L Major Carter,
ot the United States Secret Service, says that
one of the nerviest men ever in the service
was Ed Kennuck, who was Rathbone's right
hand man. Some years ago he was detailed
to look after a eang of Cincinnati crooks, and
while loafing abont in Cincinnati he was ar
rested as a vagrant. He refused to reveal his
identity and was sent to the workhouse, where
he remained for 30 days as a prisoner.
While In that institution he found the very
men he was after, and after serving his time he
was received as a member of the gang. After
ward he was successful in tripping 12 of the
scamps who were wanted, and Major Carter
adds, with a chuckle: Tdon't suppose that to
this day the Cincinnati autborities know that
they once had a United States officer In their
workhouse as a vagrant."
BHE PREFERRED TO WALK.
A Woman Jnmpa From a Train, Fearing to
Cross a Bridge.
Bbazil, Inn., November L A woman got on
the fast eaBt-bound train at Eaglesfield yester
day afternoon. It was evidently the first time,
she had ever been on a train, and it was noticed
that she was nervous and excited. As the
train slowed up before crossing the bridge over
Eel river, at Keelsville, the woman rushed out
of the car and leaped from the platform, roll
in? down a steep embankment.
The train was stopped, and it was found that
in splte'of her lone fall she' was only slightly
injured. She refused-to get on the train again,
and walked back to her home at EaglesQeld.
, AH ACRE OF FLAME
Escaping Ga Ignited and tbe Miami Slver
Set on Fire.
Dattou, O., November L Natural gas pipes
have been laid all through tbe Soldiers' Home
grounds, and the gas turned on. The'gas es
caped from one of the mains and got Into a
sewer leading to the Miami river, two miles
away. Borne one lighted the gas at the mouth
of the sewer, and Instantly acre of flame shot
over the river.
The water for 100 feet around the sewer
mouth was nearly at boiling point for two or
three hours, and stones on tbe river bank were
so hot that tbey couldn't be touched. No real
damage was done.
Tbe Cigarette na n Fool-KIIIer.
From th&Baltlmore American, j
Another youns man has been sent to the In
sane ayslum for .too much cigarette,, smoking, 1
-nif hWnrat'nf it f K t.hfL & .Vrff&t fin'an v AtlarK
r-.. niic M.'.t.-r,.'- sls; : -."aitikS
TEE TOPICAL TALKEE.
The Tiresome Check on the Cable Cart
Bow to Evodo It A Tip to Parenta.
When the Conductor came through the
Fifth avenue cable car last night the man who
sat next tome handed him a nickel and said
with laudable brevity, "Oakland." I took some
interest in this passenger because he occupied
a cornet seat which I .coveted, and I rejoiced
when he said that little word "Oakland." But
when tbe car came to Oakland the man in the
corner never budged. The conductor came to
.him in duo time and asked him where he bad
got on, and the passenger replied Wood streets
I thought 1 could keep my nickel as easily as
I instance this merely to show a way of avoid,
ing the bother of hunting for that conductor's
check if you pay your way through to the East
End. The check always hides itself away In
isome pocket corner, as you know well enough
t you travel often on that cable line.
Anotheb man was not so wise. He paid 10
Cents for the full trip and received the check
from the conductor. When he reached Oakland
he remembered suddenly that he had not pur
chased an article at the drugstore which his
wife had commissioned him to get without fail.
He asked the conductor if he could get off at
uaitiana, visit the drugstore there and make
the rest of the journey on another car without
paying again. The conductor referred him to
the conditions printed on t.he check, which ex
plicitly state that it is only good for passage on
the car on which it is issued. So the young man
had to pay 15 cents for his ride home that
The expedient adopted by the man mentioned
in the first paragraph Is likely to become popu
IT is a carious though common habit of par
ents to regard their offspring as children long
after the latter have come to tbe years ot dis
cretion. A city hotel clerk told me of an odd Instance
ot this which happened not long ago. A gen
tleman no longer young came up to the desk
and registered In a hurry as "Mr. Blank, wife
and two children." The clerk Supposed natur
ally enough from this that he bad a couple of
children of tender years to provide a room for.
The hotel was rather full, and the clerk found
that to give' these guests a couple of rooms with
communicating doors he had to go to the top of
the house, no reasoned that the parents would
insist on having their little ones near them, so
he gave them reluctantly the rooms nearest the
Soon after the party had been shown to their
abiding place on high the paternal chief Came
to the desk with a grieved expression on bis
"Why did you put me on the rooft" he
"I thought you'd like to have your daughters
near you communicating doors, you know get
frightened in a Btrange place and that sort of
thing," tbe clerk replied rather nervously.
"They get frightened?" said the guest with a
grim smile. "1 wish I knew what wonld scare
them. Why, one has been all over the world,
and the other has' been three Bisons at the
seashore. You can put them anywhere, only
bring me downstalrsl"
When tbe clerk went into supper that night
he saw the two children of his Imagination.
Both were as tail as he and neither of them
would ever see 20 again. The moral to parents
is: Register your grown-up. daughters' names
in f nil when you go to a hotel.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR A KAYX.
General Howard Considers a Modern Ex
plosive as Good at Many Ships.
Washington, November L The report ot
General O. O. Howard, commanding the divi
sion of the Atlantic, to the Adjutant General,
for the year ended September 80, 1689, calls at
tention to the lack of armament ot neatly all
seacost stations. "Our needs in this direction,"
be says, "have been so often 'and recently re
potted on by my predecessors, that I deem it
useless to more than call attention to the sub
ject again. The time has undoubtedly come
when some positive action In the matter of
permanent defenses is demanded."
In this connection the subject of high ex
plosives should be discussed. He calls atten
tion to "Americanite," tbe invention of a young
Russian, formerly botanist of the Point Bar
row expedition, which is tbe safest and best ex
Elosive tbe General kdoWi.lt has been adopted
y the Standard Oil Company for 'shooting"
its wells. "With such a powerful agent the
problem of coast defense is resolved almost
into one of range, and our great seaboard cities
can be made comparatively safe without ex.
A Plausible Theory.
From the Washington PostI:
We haven't heard much lately about the
great Ohio industry of nailing lies. We are,
therefore, constrained to think they must have
run out of nails.
Aroostook; (Me), Pi onten N. Yetton will
accept the editor's thanks tor a 40-pound
pumpkin, which he rolled into our sanctum
West PorsT, (Ga.), FreePreu: A gentle
man, through a tree ad intbe Preji, made 250
on a trade, He gave thd "editor 5 cents, cash.
It it were not for the generosity of our friends
we would be compelled to seek BOmo other
field of labor.
Freepoet Journal: Henry Gardner ought
to be arrested for cruelty to animals. He came
along on Wednesday with akegof fresh cider
on bis wagon, and induced us to sample it. The
result has been, we have had a pain under our
vest ever since. Wo are going to send him ac
underripe watermelon to get even.
Canal Doves Reporter: A pheasant flew
into a hardware store at Cambridge lastweek,
and was caught. A quail flew into a bedroom
of tbe Park Hotel, Massillon, last week, and
was caught. This is a sure sign of a cold win
ter. It was never known to fail. When
pheasants go to hunting 'stoves,-and quails are
after bedclothes as early as the first of Octo
ber, you may look' out for a bard winter.
Wn.iflWS, (Ore,), Journal: We contem
plate publishing tbe photographs and pedigrees
of all th j young men of our town, so the young
ladles and grass widows may know who they
are dealing with. If we have an Oregon horse
tbietor a Texas tralnrobber.in onr midst, It
will be the height of prudence for him to evap.
orate in thin air, for the truth must prevail,
and a blemished character must succumb to a
shower bath from tbe editor's pen.
PDMXStrrAWifEY Spirit: We wonld say to
"Sapbo,"ot Burnside, Pa., that quality, not
quantltyvls tbe thing to be desired in poetry.
A man might write a whole barrel of stuff like
the sample sent us for publication, and yet,
never be suspected of being a poet. It would
have been better for most of our poets if they
had published only a few ot their productions.
For the sake of your reputation, we would ad
vise you to print very few of your poems, and
to begin the good work by not printing the first
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Hiram A. Jones.
rsrxciAi. xxi okav to the dispatch.i
liBWBtma, H- 'Y., November,l.-Hiram A.
Jones, aged 70, died this morning at his residence
on Orand street. HsTwas one of the best known
and esteemed citizens. .He was born. atBellvale,
near Warwick. His father was Congressman from
this district during-Van Buren's administration,
and his brother, James, is in the Sub-Treasury at
New York. Hiram was sr consistent .Republican
and Christian, a trustee .or ,the i'lrst Baptist
Church, an ex-member and ex-Clerk brthe Board
sf Education, trustee of Woodlawn Cemetery, sec
retary of the Hudson Blyer Central Baptist Asso
ciation, and a man with, a Very bright intellect.
He bad the honor as iftent, In 1S80, of being the
first man to take a package of letters made up .in
Hew fork via the overland route from St. Joe,
Ho., to Sacramento City, Cal., and as sab-contractor
be built part of tbe Lehigh and Hudson
Klver Kallroad between urey Court and Warwick.
Ue was once defeated for Mayor here by tbe pres
ent Senator, Peter Ward.
cey Joslyn, one of the mokt eccentric character-sin
silchlgan, died to-day, aged 78 years. He fell on a
sidewalk here lait June, and sustained serious in
Jury, for which he sued the city for f 10,000, and It is
'asserted that the fall was directly responsible for
his death. Judge Joslyn was noted for his pecul
iarities on the bench, though his decisions Invari
ably stood the scrutiny of the Uupreme.Court.
Jnmcs Carson, of Brnddock.
James Carton, a veteran resident of Braddockv
died yesterday .-from' the effect of a paralytic
trake.'iwhlch ibe' received about two' years ago.
.Yesterday ha Ma ae'otber kttack and expired at 5
o'clock.' jse',w 'ftfjj .n - ot. ixe, .' sou now
xaaaoca waen see pice was a aeate tores.
foYiaffiEEf ' ? : 1889.
THE WOMAN'S C0NFEEHC. .
Mrs. A. Brmet Tetk What They Bii to 1-tlmoi-c
Delegates Tendered a ecep
lion on Mondar Evening.
Mrs. ABrunot will, return home this evening
from the tenth biennial International Coafer
ferenceof the Women's Christian Association
of America, held at Baltimore. In a letter to
The Dispatch she says:
On Tuesday, after devotional exercise, a
welcome was read from the President, Mrs,
Davis, who was 111. Mrs. Beebe, ot New York,
was appointed to preside over the meetings.
She fulfilled her duties with, grace and
courtesy. In tbe evening a reception was held
at the Young Woman's Boarding Home. Our
own former associate In Pittsburg, C. A Work,
has a Bible class at tbo Home on Sunday after
noons and a devotional meeting on Thursday
On the second day reports were given from
different cities about their, plans of work.
Papers on "Onr name and its significance,"
"Should not our associations educate and train
the workers as well as do the work?" "Mater
nity Work." as Inaugurated by the Utica
branch of the Woman's Christian Association,
and "How shall we make self supporting
women sharers in the work ot the association?''
On Thursday the report from the Woman's
Christian Association of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny was read. Much pleasure and surprise
were expressed at tbe work in the 11 homes.
A delegate asked if ail the benevolent work ot
Pittsburg; was under the care of tbe Woman's
Christian Association. I replied: "By no
means. , Much was done' beforo our organiza
tion had its being. Now we work in such bar
mony that often when a new work is demanded,
some of our workers take it up. We are with
out debt, receive no State aid, and the property
or all our branches united Is worth about (200,
000." Papers on "Employment Bureaus" and "The
Needs of Belf-sapporting Women" were read.
The last paper was so prolific in its thoughts
and belts that we desire it to be printed in full
hp our daily papers, tor It should come home
to every woman's daily life and action. The
afternoon session was only open to delegates
for private consultation.
Friday morning Invitations were presented
for the next biennial conference at Ban Fran
cisco. Prayer service and closing of a most
profitable meeting was followed by loving per
sonal adieus. Tbe lunches for three days were
given at the ML Vernon Hotel. Friday after
noon the conference Was Invited to visit and
inspect the Johns Hopkins HospitaL This is
probably tbe most thoroughly equipped hos
pital in America. In looking; back on the four
days' work and the reports, so very many
things come to me of such deep and vital In
terest that 1 know not bow even to allude to
them In the space you can give to this work.
All are doing a blessed work for our Master In
trying to bring bis creatures up to what He re
quires of His children. Boston, New York,
Cleveland and our own Pittsburg and Alle
gheny Branch stand out most prominently.
Interesting Exercises tit the First Conarega.
The First Congregational Church of Alle
gheny commenced their celebrations last even
ing in honor of the Thirtieth anniversary ot the
church. Thesenric.es commemorative of the
birth of Congregationalism in this city will be
continued until to-morrow evening. A very in
tereating programme is the result ot the efforts
of the ladles of the churob, upon whom has
fallen almost the entire responsibility of the
The lecture room was beautifully decorated
with potted plants and appropriate mottoes
ana tilled to overflowing with happy people.
Rev. A M. Hills commenced the exercises with
prayer. Mrs. Jennie M. Dickinson, one of the
most active charitable workers in the city, and
a former president of the Aid Society, in a very
interesting manner, gave a resume of
the work accomplished by the society
during tile past SO years. She was followed by
Mrs. Adams, tbe present; President. At the
conclusion of the programme a delightfully
sociable lunch was served in the cozy church
parlors. This evening a general camp fire
social will be in order, when all the members
will be expected to give reminiscences of the
past On Sunday afternoon special features ot
Interest will be observed and addresses made
by some of the former superintendents.
The church has great reason to rejoice In the
celebration of its anniversary. Thirty years
ago last evening, when it was organized, there
were only 69 members, and the parlor of the
late Columbus West was the place of worship.
Now, after occupying several buildings, both
rented and owned by the Society, they have a
membership of 800. Last April they dedicated
their present church, which cost them $1S,OCO.
THE OLD E.NOLISII OUST0-. &"
A Cuarmtna Dinner Given by Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Neglev, of Fifth Avenue.
Tbe responsibilities and cares of lite were all
ignored in tbe handsome home Of Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Negley, Fifth avenue, last evening. The
long table in the elegantly appointed dining
room, with its spotless napery, handsome Silver
and cut glassware gave one an appetite. Mrs.
George A Berry, Mrs. Dr. Kumlor, Mrs. Georco
W. Dllworth, Mrs. John M. Kennedy, Mrs.
Robert Pitcairn, Mrs. William Palmer, Judge
Sterritt, the guest ot honor; Mr. John M. Ken
nedy, Judge Hawkins, Mr. Robert Pitcairn.
Rev. Dr. Kumler, Mr. George Ai Berry, and
Mr. Bruce Miller, son of tbe host and hostess,
were their guests. One hour was spent, in de
lightful conversation and enjoyment of the del
icacies of the season furnished by Kuhn, in
seven courses. Following the English custom,
tbe ladies withdrew to the drawing room, leav
ing the gentlemen with their cigars and stories.
Hav- Almost Enough Money.
The Presbyterian Churches of the East End
have collected almost enough money to com
plete their desired Sunday School Mission
building, wbich is well under way. The school
for which the building is intended, has been in
existence for two years, and has 125 members.
A church will soon be organized.
The First Hebrew Lecture.
At their rooms. No. 8S4 Fifth avenue, the
Young Men's Hebrew literary and Debating
Society will inaugurate a series of lectures
Sunday, Novembers. The topio of the first
lecture will be,-'A Glance at Hebrew History
Since tbe Dispersion." Three o'clock is the
In Honor of Tbetr Son.
A merry throng of young people assembled at
the residence ot Mr. and Mrs. Hi H. Vance,
Barton street, last evening, to honor the birth
day of their son, Mr. Joseph L. Vance. Danc
ing wad Indulged in to the mdslo of Gernert's
Orchestra, and an elegant repast was served by
In a Boclnl War.
Doting the session of the United Btates
Railway Mail Service Convention at New Or
leans last week.an Informal though elegant re'
ceptlon was tendered tbe delegates and lady
guests in tbe parlors of the St. Cbarles. Vocal
and instrumental mnslc by ladies from Chicago,
Cleveland and New Orleans was a pleasant
feature, and Miss Lillian Burkhart, of Pitts
burg, recited selections. Her efforts were so
highly appreciated that she was the recipient
ot a beautiful Etruscan gold breastpin in the
shape of a crescent with a spray of forget-me-nots.
The New Orleans -Picayune of the 23th
nit. said: "Miss Burkhart was the cleverest
elocutionist it has ever been our pleasure to
The Forest City Illustrated.
'Cleveland and Its Resources" Is the title of
a handsome volume ot 120 large pages just pub
lished by the Plata Dealer company. It Is'
Illustrated by many handsome engravings, the
letter-press is a model of neatness and the en
tire work is apparently a faithful mirror of tho
diversified interests ot the city by tbe lake.
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE.
There may be a time in the coarse of a life
One time in a lire, that Is alt-
When the sense of relief becomes wholly rife,
And the feelings of care grow small;
When we've paid every cent that we owe. In the
We have not a throb of regret;
But, goodnessl iow soon the old banner's un
"In the mldstof life we're ln-debt."
It may last a minute,, it may last a day,
This measure ofjoywMch we took;
But It doesutt take long till we all have to say-
Must charge that account on the book."
The freedom is over, new bills are designed,
We see that the end is not yet';
Ye gods I but how black are these word under
lined: lathe midst of life we're ia-debt."
How, J don't owe the baker, the butcher, orsueh.
And most certainly feel that I'm clear;
,IfI've forg3lten one item, I'm sure It's not
'There's hot one bill that 1 feari
TJrimarriea and hnpy-but,; what's IWeT a-
Sere's sotnetMs IateMt ft J.'
-; 'At' th-Ks'MSiW'f sr '.
THI 60SSIF Of GOTH AM? .
lM4r W,' Marry The.
tNKW TOBK SBAir 8PXCULS.J
NW Yobk, November L Recorder Sfsyta
and three lawyers were kept by all day trying
to straighten out tb matrimonial tafiftte iato
which David Harf eld and two women have got
ten themselves. Harfeld was charged with,
bigamy by the original Mrs; Harf eld. He saarr
ried first ten years, ago In Boston, anil shortly
afterward deserted' hkwlfe to come to New
York, Last September, according to tB& la
dictment. ha Married Miss Sarah Marks. Har
feld claims, however, that he was not married
to Miss Marks at all, but only betrothed to her
In the manner prescribed by the Hebraic cere
monial After the ceremony the couple took
what 'Mrs. Harf eld'No, 1 called a wedding trip,
bnt what tho quasi Mrs. Harfeld No. 2 named a
betrothal tour. They registered at hotels, as
"David Harfeld and lady," and, they said, read
the papers when they were left alone In room
together. The consideration of claims and the,
betrothal story at the bottom of them necessi
tated the presocca- in court' Of rabbis and doc
tors, the Peutateuch and the Talmud. The re
salt was pretty clearly demonstrated, at 'the
conclusion of the prosecution's case; that the
JMtrotbal, fo called, was a ceremony, accofding
to the law of tho Statu 6i Mew York, making
Sarah and'Davidoue. The jury so found, and
Harfeld was re anded for sentence.
Fired by as Elevated Englae.
Dennis Meade " perched on top of a load
ofh&y driving up Park Place this morafflg. As
he was passing uhdsr the elevated structure
several sparks from the. .smbkestae- of as ele
vated engine fell oa his bay, and la a few
moments the whole load was ablaze. The
driver '"Mt no time in Sliding1 off of his load.
The bi, burned ed rapidly that tbe IS bales in
tbe load were totally destroyed. Daring the
fire the black Smoke and the blocked Condition
of tbe street caused some one to start a rumor
that the fireworks factories on Park' Place had
caught fire and an explosion was liable to oc
cur. The crowd scattered rapidly. When the
engines arriredtbe hay was scattered. in the
street; and the fire was quickly extinguished.
The. Crime of Cala.
Joseph Coupe, 18 years old, is lingering be
tween lite and death at his home on Washing
ton Heights, and Samuel Coupe, his 14-year-old
brother, is In a station house cell, .charged with
trying to murder him. Both boys are step-sons
ot Edward J. Nlewland, a Washington Heights
newsdealer, with whom they lived, Joseph
tonad His brother drinking la a barroom last
evening, and upbraided him. roundly in tho
presence of thi loungers there. The two re
turned together to their home, where they
found visitors in the parlor. Joseph indis
creetly told where lie found his brother, and
lectured him again In such bitter language that
Samuel became bilad with passioa, and, seizing
a heavy glass Inkstand, hurled it at hi brother;
striking him oil the head and f tiling him sense
less to tho floor. A doctor who was summoned
thoughtthat Joseph was fatally Injured, "Sam
uel was found wandering aimlessly about the
streets at midnight and arrested and locked Up.
Net a Negotiable Security.
SamUel Fassbiuder Is a Shirt manufacture 08
the Eastslde. Ellas Eels, one Of his employes;
borrowed 81,500 from him, and as' security mar-'
ried his 19-year-old daughter. The marriage
was performed by an Alderman, andFattbtnder
refused to recogulaa it until it had been solem
nized with the Hebrew rite. In the meantime,
Reiss was very atteativa t otter ladies In tho
neighborhood, Fasefelndef, finding that Reiss
refused to marry tho girl a seeosd time, and
thinking that hi security was not good, had
Relss arrested this saondag In a suit to recover
the money. Mrs-BeMktendstosaafor a dl
WH1 be a Fhw SdUce.
The cornerstone of the new Sand streo
Methodist Obttrch, of Brooklyn Height, was
laid by two Bishops and a crowd ot big Metho
dist divines, tbk afternoon. The iw church
will be constructed 01 five kinds ot stone, and
will cost $100,900.
930,666 ftr a LeetC-Lest Bratter.
Mrs. Christina Patterson,-who had' for seYea
years past been a housekeeper at. St. Cather
ine's Hall, in .Brooklyn, has just corns law a
fortune of aw, 086 by a pteasatrq Wit. J tste
ScotchBlrlmlna la Colorado." When the blast
Went off it earned. irlMiaa's io&g-leet brasher
with it. His fortune - remained befeled. A
Western lawyer found that the exploded raiser
had a' sister li vine la Brooklyn. He traced her.
and to-darshe clakaed her property. Sao has
a father and toother Urlsg la Sweden.
A LUeflias'a Sarfaen Call.
Jeremiah Lyons, a lineman in the etaploy ot
the New York and New Jersey TelephoM Com
pany, was killed this mora'ag while mending a
cableon the structure ot the Brooklyn Elevated
Hallway. - The' cable is'Strusg so that it can be
reached only from tho cross bars of the struc
ture. As Lyons stood on the eroea bats, his
head protrnded above, the road bed between
the rails. His back was toward an approach
ing train. Just as tbe locomotive was Upon him
he tried to dodge'. It was ts tote. Tie loco
motive struck and crashed in hi head. He
fell to the street, directly in treat of a car.
Before the driver oonM turn on the' brakes Or
had any idea what had occurred, the car bad
passed Ovet the body. When picked Up he was
Inspected by the ArcnbUbop.
Archbishop OorrteAa, accompanied by Arch
bishop Ryan, ot Philadelphia, and Bishop John,
Hennessy, of DUbdqu; yesterday inspected tfau
Leo House, the new shelter for German immi
grants, at 6 State street. The building will bo
blessed by "sHahoU Wlgger next- week. The
Sisters of the Holy Cross, who'' wilt arrive here
from Germany within a few months, will take
charge of the house.
BY SETTING FI1E TO IIS IAT
Aa IdsHana Wo gone stave sF'HiSscr
'Train and Ht Team.
Lebanon. Isd., November" 1, Harry Richen
attempted, to cross tho Cleveland, Columbus,
Cincinnati and St-L6aW Railroad crossing ata
grade east of. here last alffct. with a heavy load
of saw-logs, and Jnst a. tbo load was on the
track, with the passenger train one here at
6:21 P. ia sight, the wagon let the load dowa
on the trrck.- . .
Richen, in hi, excitement, lighted his bat,
anawlthitasa burfilse signal succeeded la
stopping the trakL '
A TOTS lady tress Caldwell, a. created a
lltUs seeae is tho ticket office at Zantsville h
other -.day- Sh ttf" late improved six
shooter on the counter and proceeded to saarea
for her Docket, theaboegbt a ticket for Seattte,
Wash. T., shoved hot gaa in her pfttol pocket
johh Htbt BcWai.t1b, owner of a fiaa'
old county seat near Pheaixvllle, Pa., has a pig
thathas disgraced atetaelf and his relaHre.
Gaininsaccssa' to t eellsr in soma way. as
yet unexplained, th animal was attracted by
Its bouquet to a barrel ot particularlyfine
cider, 'the bunghola ot which had been care
lessly stopped, and knocking the 'plug back and
forth with his snbat in prying after tho cider,
he managed to get it out. The nectar within,
Instantly poured ,forth id a puddle, and tho pig
drank till ha was helplessly drunk. Ho was
finally seized by his legs and hauled away,
where.be slept off the effects of Msdlaslpatloe-
Wn Hhsbel's wife, Of Panxautawney,
decorated a favorite cat named Joa-teaa with
a ribbon ansa ben, Jonathan then climbed a
tree and ha&ged himself. ,
WHKi0haa"J"ack tho Grabber,1' who
catches ladiesoa the street Ho has given
several of them seVer frights,
David Habsh, otLaaoaster. caught a 'cara
InthoCoaestoga creek on Moaday that meas
ured 36 lfiehes la length ad weighed nine
Sax Burnt, of tho. Iadteaa Mtttngr,lt
hungry. Iata-elt tesaa et Ms'papoc h say:
"Woeaa'ttakocoal'on sahacriptioB; bring w
THE Ycag Men's BWlcaa Tariff Clttb, at
Plttebtri. are sliding i a ssMMats to tmt tttk
aeca. dUMVy '! iBissT, smttf TfcaM.
so a !- lafi
, CUKrf 'OS C0SHiWTig3
A 60-pound afcat-5 waa ugMwIsi
hook and line at the Santa Cruz wbaefiaTJew .
eaya since. - - ,
A 9-vear-oM M At g 4'TW
hip, Kingsbury county, a D., plowedJ"5iSi
t7 "" u ' tnree-noess
Eighteen vears airo a :ansCi.
paid t3.600 for a lot, and waa laughed' at&
AJba1awV .i . - . -1.
Uughing; " lor Ba;BW """ffi
A Louisville couple whdWero dive
ctnt-mtrt rt i- . . . -"si
S,t,i,ej m'f HKtu agahV
A Byron, Mlcb.t woman -atel
158 when burglars wouldn't sad it, sa
lt into tho stove. Not even the askaii
Hundreds of sparrows flyingMtWwaw
attracted by the Kaiama20 eiectric'M'Wsiic
dashed tthasselvm 4i... i--.ft-j
lraildf ad were ki5e l JaSbl&';
A, Fresco, CaL, woman ikmra
loid csl Mtto the stove. Hr hanbsVi
kl tones aadwget a newstove" . '. &.
3. J. Saata, of DeLand. -.'
Dutch Bible ttdy 300 year old tW U J
5?fr,,.edt0,.t2g!r9, New York wtfsriail
byJ.Moxoa, la London, ialCa. A
-A eat befeaging; to Eaea Wifc '
New York, set a houM on fire. ItatmmdH?
a.. uJ ti -is ..,- -.. - "a Yr 1
.X-Ti tterea -. aa 2.
"Ir"J "S-"names, ltraadow-l
uro , m o names set Ore to the t
Charles Baker ha a ve9R -!
-ear Ana-ei , Cal. Last Saturday ha teoglii
in apams-kia that weighed 203 pound awttwal
A daneta- afaratidlnntii1-nr-?;..i,.
JT-J .-. t .. -Z . "i5
uitnra juiw if m jKmmety By OfMTlsg.
his tMatetost, aJaboUfk ia perfect hastea? Hit
grave win marked by a atone cat ia ialta--ti
oa of a violin. There ara' teaay ways for as
scura men ta notify other tfie of their exist
Tho prlae olfmd by-tie Tair South!
Waiee GorenuMat for tie wtamiaailoB ot
therabWt.peat has beoa wi4m vNoaew
modes of, exteralBatloB had b sweated.
The rabbits are sJao a tarrttrte aaisaaee-Tjrew
Zealand, but are thera kept t4r;jypi
-Martin Fotk-rlll, rf XMr9p&.
drunk it wek and triad to wa4at.Ialiaite
cigar tigs. After fee aafil was 4itt$a-1
found that the Indian had iost-hi ) tt JJE
cigars staa lareo eagle iMaaevs astass sums
had broken hto finger boose. -Tt JUssMm aaaat
loesu rarest na ea aiMvea Mr .. -Firawfit
la ScoUaML Forty ot fi l-amli'tim ' ,;
ttuaUhavalMM MMady laid hare, and tsw.4'
f uU dittession Of tho toreafara a -y-t icS
kaown. One of the trunks 1 about ta Ma
in diameter, aad they are for tae sastparto
freestone. ; -
Five, ails an Iwur ia ooutldwast gaoct
walking tor a man, hut tMHia MM Morgan
couaty.Qa., who ca boat tal. KawaHtsdail
tho way troDulaMi.Hi -wiaueeBaty.ta
within a few Uot Madteea, a- dlsasamot
iaW.t. Young. .
The recant discovery by a New; agland
caemlsCot'a.aiMty alaa fat sasavKaeby
combialag If with kydveaatu ta oa ta ha a
very valuable oae.- Ta arMast Ja a Mriattoa
called "aincwaaaf, waiest has the power ot
making wood,. M watt it ha beast applied, ab-aoldteiyfire-proef.
Tho laportatie at American gaaae ial;
Austria has pro v4 a WgsucSees. OatheDaa-?
uuuux m mow lure ui woa( JTeaaex luli &??
ltd tsrk'an aad M stl -ra starVmt tnr il'
stractJoa at tfce aaai Me battue. On Priaee '
Haaiady's enausi the A m etlcaa feeak'tv
OfeaeedM per cast.
John W. MoOMUad, oi Liew,'.
Frederiek coattty. . baa aaceeeded h earr
ing a wafott oat of x waiaat Meatr. M laoaa
long and Sill Mttara; Ma aat raaatMf
gear, toagM, rta, aiafie-trsaa; 4aw-tni
trvB J9 FHal raa I nMI n W wHm I
aad ts wl-ete wist a ah
oaMH ha U1iiaiati,si
Caaa 5?. . Pasuraa. of
(.ST. J.)'LUS 8tia8teieai he. eaijbta
XVHrMsi WsVHs,JWw JB ZPMH
pietely exhausted. That waa a stiver be.
oneaeatefr That oa the Jjbttff We tiniej
uree 8,aw aad tee tat Ua ., asrt tket e the,
:art the agorae ead tfceiouerX. Tbe MM
ia at a ehoswate eoter.
-Tae saaviaed. raw-a-aed White karat.
B- PP,.'1 v. -si
TM fKffltlWH-' TU
rued by Richard OoMai la the ey at' OHt;f J
Jed..rre-tyt" got ass at sever mto uea srseuMe s-
ja iuwau. Ann "tvju7icu un
lor, Mil ate sumo suwearae.ee swiiss.
jsvery swgnc ne was sea oy a mu w mo saeaeM.:
aadoatwe eceaaiee the cadaverous Swigjat
was mm eauee ot Ma groom's arrest The)
poiiee afreets tM ate. Je cruelty to net-.'
aadtftelMMMfeM te bo ksaatgied hydaetew
routes to tae meaner. t last every et was
eaarded tv Hatha ot A w. aad the hussa had
to be got oat et tew aiathoUaeaa, MagtiliisV
Thirteen year ag Saajeia GeMe, a
flreaaa oa the Erie BaaW-ad, Hvtar at. Pert
Jeryfc, N. Y., took a dMak htm tfce Mimsilsst
river, andiaet week he ecpalled from M aaeat'J
aoh alive MUeieai-el l nsrasa which e osa
lalaeaee In length, aad bad ahead a la a'
aaecgaad flaw tear faukea leaf. e aeliewe
ha awaUewed aa. tafastt dS at
mcaBoaed, and tka it Wckeesi attve la his
stema 'MtatacK OoetaaeitiBiM-ratay
year he bee bad, a veMev
WUMSi as sjiuuo was - -w
service ot a physMasi nwtss
der the care of aahyetetaai
A week, lo CWIw Seek,
boBd. weet ta Deaver forhkwai
melaed over tai.. Meat day hei
dreci te eeata fav.aW Tssasiad;
--warta-otftHsa ttmOL. Xe si
waa paid to the reeaartr, aa Seek ' mmmjt
pictare of neaise. ew aaz Baeaaentai
and rsmaieed t0.et tea dam. Jan M
to Dedver and wM MJpMMMiiM.
where' ha waa adBtMtAMUaV&igKen
eoaMdUoemrM aslaMNrt. Xa-kjB'k beev
ire the time ec. eatMa; - sa : ye
faltDed file areaaeer ay a ac.
Moa waa made, but ne araee of 4
dieeovred,aaditwaa seitetal .
that he died ftMafc
t ta dar
m hi Tvvwvwt
- jniai.ikii i iu'i vt,i
viMtwsiiii sjaeeet lvaei aes wr tj - . -
IrV . - a. (.-i. n '". i.V
hueed'sfi-l" '- ., rJi:
JWa( .ae. -aastetantsuueisss." r
X aetresesadeai aa-ia. if tM aeaaMsg
.. i ' r t - - iant
CgM-igyt VD.4- - i J-" ---------
BoeMi Aawriee ae41e a paa, wlliCaii
.AjaenC mmuflUt mmttAiwanctwvv -
1st TJaval IMua. Oseat Edilev .
do tbe railway s-iiessi-i te feel about thia
dent ap the reedf 4. "
Beporter lthaa Sttaslt..
Pr. Qisahai Mr.MW ket seeaw isTw
amaavevy.0Bovi . T.
ilia wt 1 1
. jafaei'a HfcU ao.a satr,i
Klaks wltb.Ma siaej yntsre,
Aad-taea-blewa ea .
"I thiak' Cera -SWy itaoriU
....u. S WIIM HM fc ilMSMa I
' IW.. w . " r- r.. - -7-
"So. my heed aebse as H,m,mi
weraraaaiCiJee aw. maaayaMi
-T tall ml Mr; wkea tha
saw Beak -sea peer eid ates a 1
itsieaeda-deetawarn ii w
. ! Mia?fa aa. staHfttf
lJBitBWw--- - -ar-
Mm , ui
They Mearaed Hfat I-. Majer J
tea-MMW'saaaaees t i -
wpp an-ima., -.
c?-x ""! "" s y
- TJaa aa a lypewtilaf. :
the storsl-Ta weeM never
. r aa.
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