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for all practical purposes the political
eampaign in the different States which hold
elections on Tuesday may be regarded as
having closed last night. Public interest
centers in Ohio and Virginia. Where the
claims are so violently confident there must
be an element of guesswork in predictions;
"but the signs rather point to Foraker's re
election in Ohio, while in Virginia they look
adverse to Mahone and the Republicans.
In Pennsylvania, the choice of Boyer, Ee
publican, for State Treasurer, is reasonably
assured. The Republican estimate of 30,000
to 40,000 majority will not prove very far, if
at all, astray.
In the District Attorneyship contest in
Allegheny county the indications during
the wsek just closed only tend to confirm
the opinion already expressed in these
columns, that Johnston, the Democratic
nominee, will be elected by a pronounced
majority. On behalf of Eowand special
effort has been made to draw support from
the ranks of organized labor. But there is
no reason to think it will succeed. The
iorce of the considerations which operate
against Bowand's candidacy, and -with
which the public is fully familiar, shonld
be felt by the workingmen as clearly and as
strongly as in any other quarter. If the
Democrats poll their full or average vote
tor Johnston, his election will be assured.
Put little interest attaches to the canvass
for the remainder of the local ticket, Be
pnblican success being assumed almost as
a matter ot course.
' -The proclamation of the President admit
ting North and South Dakota to the Union,
is the formal step which increases the num
ber of States to forty. It will be followed in
due time by the same action with regard to
Montana and 'Washington. The new States
are creditable additions to the roll of the
Union. Although comparatively virgin
territory, having been within the memory
of all adults unsettled and .almost unex
plored wilds, thy now comprise a popula
tion which presents the most sterling quali
ties of intelligent citizenship. The increase
in the number of States is not so narked a
feature cf this- step as the increase in the
number of sturdy, hard working people ad
mitted to a share in the selection of legisla
tors and Executive, and of the control by
their votes of our national policy. Pros
perity and honor to the new States as to the
The readers of this paper know that the
month just gone out saw a multitude of
marriages. The last days of October were
busy ones for Hymen all over the world.
In fact the record of this autumnal month in
the highest courts of Cupid must run that
of June, the bridal month, mighty close.
It looks like the harvest ot the summer
courtships, the fruit of the blossoming of
' 'lore In the vacation. "We know that more
.' than the usual proportion of the population
Hie Stftraftfr.
took a holiday this summer. The bonds ot
business are apt to be loosed a little when
money is not tight, and the era of prosperity
we are now enjoying set in before the sum
mer holidays. Hence the exceedingly large
crop of fall marriages.
The statistic mongers having proclaimed
that October is a wonderful month for mat
rimony, will some of them figure out which
month bears off the honors of divorce? It
would be interesting to. know at what time
in the year men and women find the bur
dens of matrimony-most grievous, its yoke
most galling. Can it be that winter's icy
breath nips the conjugal affections, or is it
summer's parching heat that dries up the
lawful rivulets of love ? Perhaps the" sexes
have each their favorite time for sundering
the ties of Hymen. Women, maybe, leave off
loving when they shed their sealskins, or
again divorce to them seems dear when the
leaves begin to falL Men we may be sure
allow the weather and the temperature to
bend their desires in this as in other direc
tions. If they have a favorite month for
divorce as they haTe for shooting ducks or
whipping the brooks for the speckled trout
will not some kind statistician inform us?
Armed with this new knowledge the re
formers who benevolently plan to diminish
the grist of the divorce mills may take heart
of grace and procure some remedy for the
national disease.
The verdict of murder in the second degree
in the Lee case adds another to the long list
in which wanton homicide, committed under
the influence of liquor, has been visited
with a punishment totally inadequate to the
The action of the jury in this case does
not essentially differ from that in previous
cases, save that the charge of the Judge to
the effect that if premeditation was proved
before the drunken fit in which Lee shot
Natcher, the intoxication at the time of the
shooting would not lessen the degree of the
crime, while in other cases the law as laid
down by the Supreme Court hardly per
mitted any other verdict than the one of
second degree. But ihe verdict contains
the same quality as nearly all similar ver
dicts in taking advantage of a legal doubt
to escape the grave and disagreeable duty of
sending a prisoner to the gallows.
Experience has amply shown that im
prisonment for twelve years does not place
a restraint upon the class who are accus
tomed to drink themselves crazy in order to
pursue murderous quarrels. Since the action
of juries, or the instruction of courts, or the
pleas of counsel for the defense, appear to
have established a practical law that
members of that class cannot be hanged, as
sober men can, it becomes a cogent inquiry
whether the law should not be amended so
as to punish wanton though unpremeditated
There is certainly a need for legal pro
tection of the citizens against people who
drink themselves into a state of incapability
to premeditate; and it is" equally evident
imprisonment for twelve years furnishes no
such protection. ,
The lawyers of Allegheny county what
ever part they may bear of the stock critic
ism which it is the fashion of laymen to visit
on lawyers in general have, -as a body, al
ways shown an honorable pride in their pro
fession and a deep interest in its local tradi
tions. There was a happy illustration of
this sentimental side of the lawyer, both on
the part of donor and recipients, in the pro
ceedings of the Bar. Association yesterday,
formally accepting the inaugural offerings
by Fred M. Magee, Esa., for the associa
tion's proposed new portrait gallery. As
one of the leading functions of the associa
tion is to foster high standards for the pro
fession there can be no more fitting adorn
ment of its quarters than the counterfeit
presentments, handsomely executed, of men
who, locally, by their genius and their
merits, do honor alike to bench and bar.
The influence of example, powerful in all
professions, is especially 'so in the practice
of the law. It is well, therefore, that the
recollections of the most worthily notable
judges and practitioners De preserved thus
vividly for those who are to follow. The
selection of Judges Sharswood and Stowe
and Mr. Marshall, as the initial subjects is
in the order of seniority, and when it is sup
plemented, as wiirdoubtless be the case, by
portraits of the many able men, living and
dead, who have won eminence in the calling
in this county, the collection cannot fail to
be suggestive at once of helpful reminis
cence and inspiration for the Biackstonians
of the future.
The Bar Association is to be heartily con
gratulated on .the interest shown by its
members in making its influence felt in
everything that tends to illustrate or uphold
the dignity of the profession. It will have
frequent and important opportunities before
it for a high degree of usefulness both to the
profession and to the community at large;
and from the spirit so far shown by the or
ganization it is not to be doubted that it will
meet them fitly.
The cable dispatch from London stating
that Mrs. Schenley has given 300 acres of
land for a park to Pittsburg, may be taken
to announce the definite conclusion of the
negotiations, the favorable progress of which
has heretofore been stated from time to time.
We conclude from this that it is definitely
settled that the stretch of land lying , to the
south of Eorbes avenue is secured to the
city, in perpetuity for park purposes.
This fortunate and generous donation
raises Pittsburg from its hitherto unpleas
ant position of a city of great wealth, but
discreditable poverty in open spaces, to that
of possessing a site for a park which pre
sents peculiar attractions of natural beauty
and varied scenery. The property donated
comprises the wide variety between wide
spaces of level ground to the boldest con
trasts of hill and dale. It can be improved
as a park at comparatively slight expense;
and every year after its opening the expend
iture can be made to add to its beauties.
The donation is a munificent one, and its
benefit to the public will give 'the name of
the donor a claim upon the gratitude of
Pittsburg so long as the attractions of the
park shall afford the tired city workers a
grateful change from the heat and bustle of
the city.
The recent publication of the applica-'
tions for passes to Mr. Chauncey M. De
pew, President of the New York Central
Railroad, contained one, at least, which
fnrnishes evidence that the documents were,
not given to the press with the genial presi
dent's knowledge or consent. It also has
such bearing on important political ques
tions that it deserves considerable attention.
The application was from the Hon. W. Iu
Scott, who has such a pull, on the corpora
tions that it may be presumed he does not
have to apply for passes for himself. But
he wanted passes for a friend of his, who
could be of 'great aid Jo him in his Congres
sional fight. Mr. Scott and Mr. Depew are
on opposite sides of the political house, but
Mr. Scott sweeps that slight consideration
aside with a single sentence: "We do not
differ much in regard to our views in con
nection with corporate property, and T may
be able to serve those interests should I pull
through again."
This declaration in the private corre
spondence of one corporate magnate to an
other states exactly the fact that should be
kept prominently before the people. The
division between Republicans and Demo
crats is of slight'importance beside the unity
of representatives of corporate interests. The
assertion was not intended to be made public
because the application is so evident that
party lines should not be permitted to di
vide those who are in. favor of reforming
corporate abuses. But since it has slipped
out, it should contain a whole sermon of in
struction for the people.
Without definite information on the sub
ject it is safe to take it for granted that Mr.
Depew recognized the cogency of Mr. Scott's
unity with himself on corporate issues, and
that Mr. Scott's friend got the pass.
We are interested to observe that
our esteemed cotemporary, the Chicago
infer Ocean, in discussing the relative
wages of bookkeepers in England
and America, declares that salaries in
the old country "are far more
than 200 per cent lower." This is alarm
ing. As the subtraction of 100 per cent
from anything leaves. exactly nothing, the
statement of the Inter Ocean points to the
dread conclusion that British bookkeepers1
are living on the starvation wages of over
100 per cent less than nothing.
Since two of the Benders have been
arrested, hope springs eternal in the human
breast that Charley Ross may be found and,
in the fulness of time even Tascott may be
The brilliant New York Sun suggests
that the new international postage stamp
should hear the face of Christopher Colum
bus. The Sun is authority on postage
stamps, althongh a little radical in ques
tions of color, and its opinion in this re
spect should be adopted. If the Sun cannot
secure to the memory of Columbus the
honor of a World's E"air in New York, it is
a compensation that it stands a good chance
of getting him on the postage stamps.
When ihe German and Bussian Emper
ors have visited all their neighbors, will
they have anything else left to do other than
to go to fighting their recent and respective
The fact that a Chicago man, just re
turned from Alaska, sawa beantiful mirage
in Glacier Bay, arouses the sarcasms of the
New York Sun, But New York has too
much of the spirit of rivalry to permit a
Chicagoan to see anything which she can
not show. She therefore has just been treat
ing her population to the sight of a beauti
ful mirage of a World's Exposition which
is just fading out ol both sight and site.
And now is the time when the offensive
partisan engages in the effort to elect his
candidate by the resort of betting large
amounts of wind upon his success.
The report that British syndicates are
proposing to gobble up the patent medicine
business, need cause no fear of a monopoly
in that interest. If there is one class of
enterprise that defies all restrictions it is
that of turning out patent medicines for all
classes of ailments and compounds of all
sorts of drugs. Yet it must be admitted
that prices of patent medicines are generally
a good deal more than they are worth.
Botanists have discovered an electric
plant in India; but Pittsburg is going to
put one into China.
The offer of 52,000 for ideas with regard to
the New York World's Fair has developed
a number of suggestions; but the mast pert
inent idea yet brought out in connection
with the whole business is that since New
York has not enterprise enough to raise the
guarantee fund she had better simmer down,
and let the fair go to a city of national char
acter. These is beginning to be strong ground
for suspicion that hanging is played out in
Allegheny county.
A league has been formed in New
Hampshire, to suppress the stealing of um
brellas; and two offenders are sent to jail
for thirty and sixty days respectively. Now
when the public makes np its mind to
punish bigger thieves in proportion, honesty
may rise to a premium.
Pktsce Bismabck is troubled with insomnia.
He has tried an orris root pillow, but is still
Secretary Ruse has developed a great
fondness for chrysanthemums. He always
wears one now in his buttonhole.
Me. Dwight L. Moody is said to have pro
pounded in a recent sermon the dogma that
nobody who plays progressive euchre can hope
to go to heaven.
Bishop Coleman, of Wilmington, Del., well
known in ecclesiastical circles, is of Quaker
birth and was formerly an Episcopal minister,
bnt resigned that calling to study for the priest
hood. His wort since his, ordination has been
devoted to the education of the colored race,
and in this he has met with considerable suc
cess. Being a candidate for the Sneakership, Con
gressman Cannon, who has been living with bis
family at an unassuming boarding honse,
thought he would pnt on rather more style, and
applied at a Washington hotel for board. On
asking for terms, the landlord replied, "$900 a
month," and it is said that no Cannon ever went
off quicker than the Illinois Congressman.
Daniel L. Dawson, of Philadelphia, is one
of the most versatile men in the country. He
is a clever poet, a skillful pugilist, the head of
a large iron ma!, a great traveler and a widely
read student. He owns a steeplechaser which
has made a good record on the turf. He
knows all the leading actors and actresses in
the country. He is a member of many Phila
delphia and New York clubs. He has remark
able nervous energy and the ability to excel in
the various antagonistic pursuits in which he is
Empekob William'H. of Jermany has or
dered another crown, and they are busy now at
Berlin making it np. The crown will weigh
three pounds and will have 109 diamonds spark
ling all over it, with a sapphire sunk Into the
top. The lining will be red velvet. The young
Empress declined to be left out In the cold. If
crowns are going, she remembers that she, too,
has a head. There's no sapphire for the Em
press, but in diamonds she beats her husband
hollow. Fifteen hundred of them are being
set. and their blaze will be tempered by the
virginal simplicity of 11 pearls.
A formeb Fennsylvanian who has achieved
distinction in distant parts is the Hon. Thomas
Ryan, Minister to Mexico, now sojourning in
Washington on a temporary leave ot absence.
He spent the first 28 years of his life in Brad
ford county, entered the Union army as a vol
unteer, and in 1861, after the battle of the
Wilderness, where he received serious wounds,
was mustered, ont with the rank of captain.
Then he moved to Ransas and resumed at
Topeka the practice of the law, in which he
had gained four years' experience in Bradford
county. Subsequently be served in Congress
for six successive terms as a Republican, and
was elected also to the Fifty-first Congress, but
resigned last March to accept the Mexican
All Sorts or Odd Little Incidents in Onr
Dally Llfo That Usually Escape Busy
Men's Attention.
A Pittsburqer sends to me from St. Paul,
an account ot a" queer proceeding which he
thinks may-interest the readers of this column.
The letter runs: "As I was standing outside
the Clifton Hotel, in this city, last night, a well
dressed man with a pleasant rather handsome
face, crossed the street in front of me, walking
diagonally from corner to corner, bearing his
hat and shoes in one hand and two long lighted
candls in the other. When he came near me 1
saw that bis feet were bare. He did not seem"
to see anyone, and when he reached the curb he
turned about and crossed the street again. He'
kept at this strange performance for a long
while, andnobody seemed to pay any attention'
to him. I inquired of a St. Panl friend -what
tha meaning of all this was. He told me that
the actor in this odd play is a wealthy Irishman,
who at one time, with his brother, was mixed
up in an accidental killing. For his share in the
fatality he has performed this self-imposed
penance every evening for several years. I won
der that the papers here have not written up
the story."
Well, the story is a peculiar one to tell in the
last quarter of the nineteenth century.
Among the correspondence of the sporting
euitor of this paper the other day I came
across a letter containing a challenge to fight
some Philadelphia pugilist with bare' fists.
Such epistles are not uncommon, of course,
ana the sporting editor regards them much as
sweet seventeen would a billet-doux writ in
violet ink and sealed with a cnpid's mask. But
there was something about this letter which
fascinated my eye. The challenge was written
on paper which bore the headline: Young Men's
Christian Association, Johnstown, Pa.
Can it be true that a Y. M. C. A. young man
of Johnstown wishes to pound some one and
be pounded in a 12-foot ring? With bare fists,
mind you. The millenlum Is not approaching
after all.
"That woman," said a green Hungarian as
he came out of an American boarding house
near Brownsville the first morning after his
arrival, '.Is a fraud. She gave us the water off
the coffee, and kept the coffee herself," and
the boss of the gang hearing the fellow grum
bling, made inquiry, and found that the gentle
man from Hungary considered himself abused
necause he had received no coffee grounds in
his cnp. This is a fact.
A few days ago I had business with a rail
road contractor who is working near Wood's
Run, and it was no easy job to find him. After
a good deal of inqniry.I stopped at a doorway in
what is known as Shanghai Row, a newly
painted block of tenement houses near the rail
road. There was a iolly-lookine old lady at the
door, and I appealed to her io set me on the
right trace, sue smiiea graciously, ana saia
with the speed of a shell in its first flight:
"Ye'llflcd him by Tim Grady's bethune the
lnmber yards. 1 lived fominst Tim, the poor
bye he had his leg cut off with the shifter
bless his sonll He's awf nl poorly!"
I found my man.
"BtJToldMr. B was not such a bad lot?"
I asked of a man who had been giving, as the
vulgar have it, fits to Mr. B -'s sons. "
"Oh, no," cheerfully responded the critic,
"he's was a good enough man. He was a
blatherskite, and in many respects a fool, but
he was good enough, you know."
These is a farmer in this county wno
ought not to stay farming a day longer. He is
too enterprising by far. The Stock Exchange
should be his pasture.
A while ago this same farmer came to town
and entered into negiotations with some mer
chants of this city to do a piece of work for
bim. The merchants agreed, but after several
conferences with the farmer found that they
could not carry the undertaking further. They
notified their bucolic customer of their resolve
and very fairly offered to pay him hi3 railroad
expenses and for the time he bad spent in the
city negotiating with them.
The merchants were surprised mightily when
they received one day last week a bill from the
farmer in which the railroad fare figured as a
small item beside one for a good many dollars
which represented his per diem expenses.
The farmer had charged for his time 810 a
Soars women I say some, mind cannot
keep their months shut when to open it means
disgrace and loss of money.
When a steamer from the port of Glasgow
arrived at New York during the initial rush of
tourists from abroad last September, there was
a certain lady, whom we may call Mrs. Jen
nings, among the first-class passengers. She
had several articles upon which she would have
to pay duty in her trunk, and she was particu
larly anxious to get a large roll of costly velvet
through the Custom 'House free. She went to
a friend, a gentleman, and persnaded him to
take the velvet and stow it in his steamer
When they were on tho steamer pier in New
York at last Mrs. Jennings trotted about from
one passenger to another saying goodbye, and
adding in a whisper that she intended to evade
the Customs House inspectors. Several Pitts
burgers remember all this very well. After
awhile and jnst as Mrs. Jennings bad satis
factorily passed through her own ordeal with
an inspector, she addressed herself to a lady
who stood beside her. Said she to the stranger
for Mrs. J did not know her: "Do you
see that gentleman over there? He's just had
his trnnk examined, and they didn't find a fine
piece of velvet I hid in it."
"Didn't they?" said the strange lady, "then
I'll find it now. I am an officer of the Customs
House, madam."
She was one of the new female inspectors, 'j
ana sne xouna tne velvet
An Invention Designed to Prevent Fraud nt
the Foils.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Louis Braur, of No. 1611) South Second street,
has invented a novel machine for the registra
tion of votes. Mr. Brau'r's- invention is a box
like structure, abont seven feet high and four
feet wide. It is designed to stand in a room or
on the sidewalk. The voter enters the box at
one side and passes out the opposite side. The
election officers are snnposed to stand in front
of the structure and see that none but voters
enter. Once inside a voter pulls out a small
lever and drops bis ticket in a slot, a bell ring
ing as soon as the vote is cast, there being slots
for each political party. Dials in front of the
Blot register each ballot as it is cast, bnt the
total number of votes polled is not shown until
after the polls close. The number of voters
entering the box Is recorded by an automatic
Mr. Braur claims that his invention not only
preclndes the possibilityof fraud,but is cheaper
than any system of registering votes yet de
Clergymen Nat Attentive Hearers When
Their Brethren Are Talking.
From the New York World.l
A prominent clergymen said the other day
that clergymnn who are in the habit of preach
ing in pulpits Sundty after Sunday are among
the worst listeners in the world. They have be
come accustomed to speaking and expressing
their own ideas that to sit and hear somebody
else do it is almost Intolerable. More than this,
the habit of nnttlnc forward their own notions
in weekly installments Is apt to make them self-.
oplnlonatea ana Dreeas a latent controversial
spirit which only-lacks opportunity for develop
ment. This state of affairs is said to be responsible
for the many discussions which marked the
recent Episcopalian Convention. When a
clergyman sits down quietly to listen to another
clergyman and hears statements with which be
disagrees the temptation to get up on his feet
and state his own opinions is almost irresisti
ble. A Much-Needed Motto.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.:'
There is nothing in the Constitution prohibit
ing the marriage of American girls to foreign
persons with titles, but It almost seems that
there ought to be. "American girls for Amer
icans" might at least be pnt on the flag with
the new stars.
' Friendless nnd Starving. '
From the Mew Torfc Herold.2 -,
You wouldn't think it possible, but Mary
Baron was driven crazy by the want of food.
She was yesterday taken to fieUevue Hospital.
New Y ork nineteenth ceatoiy-WO chafches-f ,
nothing to eat. - . 'Ar.
The Bearer of nn Imperial Edict Treated
Like a Great Prince.
The Chinese papers describe the reception of
the imperial courier from Pekin who con
veyed to the Viceroy of Canton the news of his
transfer to another province. Arriving' at the
Viceroy's Yamen m the afternoon, be was re
ceived with a salute of nine guns. Everyone
of the doors from the outer gate into the
sanctum sanctorum of the Viceroy was in
stantly thrown open, and the courier, dismount
ing from his horse, was met by the Viceroy in
richly embroidered robes of State. After
greetings, the courier was conducted into the
great hall of justice, where a table with in
cense and candles was set "facing northward.
The courier walked up to the table and took
from the 'folds of bis dress the imperial
edict, gorgeous in yellow satin, and, with
averted face, unfurled tho roll in front of the
Suddenly every one in the room, from the
Viceroy to his lowest attendant, fell down on
his knees, and performed nine prostrations,
at the end of which, all still kneeling, the
courier read out in a sonorous sing-song style
the imperial command. The Viceroy then rose,
and taking the edict in both hands-raised it
aloft. The courier then retired, not a word
having been spoken, bnt instead of going out
as he had come in, by the front door, he went
bv an obscure siriarinnr fminhln tn his rank.
as once the edict was delivered he reverted
to his own rank, and being now without a
message, lost all his honors as an imperial
messenger. A few moments before he was
treated as all but an Emperor: now he was
only a small official.
An Interesting Description of a Unique Ex
position Building.
Letter to Philadelphia Ledger.
A palace of corn. A vast exposition build
ing of graceful proportions, larger, probably,
than any church in Philadelphia, built with a
lofty central tower and having minor towers
at the comers. The exterior galleries, arched
portals, moresque windows, are all
sheathed with corn, which glistened in
the clear sunshine, a golden vision
against the sky. Every foot of space
in view was worked out In intricate
designs of corn, corn cobs, bnsks and stalks.
In the absence of exact figures, I should place
the length of the frontage at 250 feet, and the
height of the central tower at 170 feet. The in
terior fully bears ont the Idea of the exterior
stairways, railings, galleries, window casings
are all made np of the same cereal. Large and
well executed cartoons, mosaics in corn grains
cover the walls of the "art gallery."
This is the third corn palace erected here,
and is the largest of the three. The present
structure was finished In early September and
used for an exposition, now terminated. Next
season, doubtless, a still more ambitious affair,
if possible, will arise. These Sioux City folks
created a great furore last spring by journey
ing to the inaugural ceremonies at Washington
in a train of Wagner sleepers covered with
striking designs and mottoes paneled in corn.
They deserve all the benefit that their clever
advertising brings them. Sioux City has a
present population of 45,(100.
Willing to Oblige HIaHearers and Let Them
Name Tbelr Own Subject.
From the New York Star.l
While passing through the Astor Honse
rotunda yesterday I saw the sometime humor
ous cirens clown, Dan Rice. In dress and per
sonal appearance he looked like "old Dan" of
bygone days, with the exception of a few silver
threads among his hair and beard, which gave
him a more venerable appearance. When I
saw him I was forcibly reminded: .of an inci
dent that happened while Dan was engaged as
a temperance lecturer. After a successful lec
turing tour of six weeks, in which time Dan
had succeeded in accomplishing a great
good for the temperance cause, he landed in
St. Joseph, Mo. While there he met old Eph
Horn, the witty minstrel, whom .he had not
seen in years. Both being delighted at meet
ing; they retired to Dan's room, where, over
numerous bottles of the "rosy," they related
reminiscences of show life.
When Dan started for the hall where he was
billed to lecture he found that be bad imbibed
too much. Dan's great weakness when under
the mellowing influence of John Barleycorn is
to talk garrulously upon every subject, from
theology down to civil service reform. Upon
facing his audience, Dan, feeling that he
ought to give them the best at his command,
"Gentlemen, Tm here to enlighten yo" so
name your subject."
Terrible Suffering of a Servant Girl at a
Cincinnati Hotel.
CrxciffifATi, November 2. Mary Dounegon,
a pantry girl at the Grand Hotel, had a fearful
experience at noon to-day, which nearly cost
her her life. She was bitten in the left hand by
a tarantula which was concealed in a bunch of
bananas. Tho girl, who is a buxom lass of 19,
was ordered to cut the bananas for dinner from
a large bunch hanging in the storeroom. She
reached her left hand under the fruit, wben
she felt a sharp sting; thee a huge tarantula
jnmped ont. Several other servants were
near by who rushed up to the girl, and one of
them promptly killed the spider. Two or
three colored men who had lived in the South
added to the terror of the girl by telling her
that she would die in a short time. Her hand
commenced to swell almost instantly, and
when the doctors arrived she was in a pitiable
plight from pain and fear.
he nhvsicians saw that the case was critical
and dosed her with whisky until she was stupe-
neu. sriauipb attention savea ner uie, as one
of the doctors declared that she would have
died within a conple of hours. To-night Miss
Dounegon is still delirious, bnt there is little
danger of a fatal result. On the bunch of
bananas was found a nest containing four
half-grown tarantulas. The bananas came
from the West Indies abont a week aeo.
Restless Dies, Aged 33, and Is Burled
With Military Honors.
Hamburg, N. J., November a Restless, the
famous charger, owned by Colonel Sam Fowler
in the late Civil War, died of old age on Thurs
day, and was given a military burial to-day at
the stables of Chaplain A. A. Haines. The
several public schools of the town participated
in the exercises, and addresses were made suit
able to the occasion.
On the retirement of Colonel Fowler from
the service, this celebrated army horse was
presented to Chaplain Haines,' of toe Fifteenth
New Jersey Infantry. He was in more than 30
engagements, and was sired by old Rysdick
Hambletonian. He was S3 years old.
The Discoverer of a Gold Mine Dibs Re
joicing; Over His Lnck.
Panama, November 2. A letter from the in
terior is published in the Arequipa papers
which contains the following:
An Angentlne has discovered a gold qnartz lode
at Sindla, In the Aporoma district, from which he
chipped off pieces with a chisel in which the gold
and quartz are blended. We have seen a snecl
men which weighs B ounces which was thus cut
out. Tbe discoverer on finding the lode went to a
village where he celebrated his discovery so heavi
ly that he died without stating where the lode was
situated. The Governor or the Pbara district has
taken charge of the pieces of gold and quartz,
and a company of prospectors Is about, to leave
for tbe region where the pioneer said the vein was
As Viewed From Afar.v
From.the Boston Herald.
Both sides profess to be serenely confident In
Ohio, but they are not specifying their respect
ive majorities. With about 800.000 voters oing
to tbe polls, prophesying is manifestly risky
An Expressive Language.
From the Chicago Times.
Sine Wo 4 Co. or China are the largest ex
porters of opium to this country. Singular
thing how expressive tbe Chinese language is.
A beantiful and graceful head
The artist would have worshiped
If copied Into marble white
Not turned by praise that's sung or said,
Poised like a lily In the light.
Her eyes are large, of heavenly hue,
In which are seen the image true
Of a sweet woman's stainless heart;
Her features captivate the view;
Her nature triumphs over art.
Her faultless form, well posed and fair;
The sunlight tangled in her hair
A sheaf of soft and radiant gold;
Her buoyant step as light as air; i
Hot gifts and graces manifold.
Add to her sweet, attractive grace
And loveliness ot lorm and face
Tbe'glfts of mind by nature given; "
Then in her life of beauty, ttace
'Something Of earth and more of heaves. , ,
Chnugcsandlmpi-ovementsThat Are Making
the National Capital the Handsomest
City in the World An Era of Progress
Street and Suburb Transformed.
Washington. November L Residents and
visitors are forever singing tbe praises ot
Washington as tbe most beautiful city In the
woild something of an overgrown village; to be
sure, but Still the most beautiful and yet few,
even of the residents, appreciate the vast work
that is being done constantly to enhance the
beauty of tbe place, and wbatmust unavoidably
be done in that direction in tbe near future.
Those who call Washington beantiful now will
have no adjective to express their admiration
10 or 20 years from now. It does not require the
inspiration of the prophet to foretell what Is
going to happen in this instance.
Washington is beantiful now, In Its broad
streets and avenues, lined with trees: parks iu
front of nearly all the residences, planted with
flowers and vines and shrubbery; the houses
various in their architecture; the great masses
of public buildings seen from a distance giving
tbe eye a sense of the grandeur that is em
bodied in all ponderons things except ponder
ous Intellects: the whole relieved by fine church
towers, the shaft Of the monument, the dome
of the Capitol and with all this, tbe admira
ble expanse of landscape, the view down and
up the river from the score of surrounding
hills all combining to make up a very lovely
spot. This landscape never will ckange except
for the worse, through the polling down and
building up by the tireless real estate specula
tor, wnu cares nomine lor one views or grace
ful outlines,.but reduces every thought and
action to tbe level of dollars and cents.
Some Recent Improvements.
The material improvements in progress in
Washington at this time would do credit to tbe
richest and most rapidly advancing city of tbe
country Pittsbure, for instance. Whole blocks
of vacant land are suddenly built up with fine
residences. On a block lying above Q, street,
between Seventeenth and Eighteenth, there is
now being finished a "row" of upward of 10
dwellings, costing from itfOOO to .810,000 each,
some with mixed stone and brick fronts, some
all brick, some all stone, each having its own
design and its own individuality, ana alto
gether one of the most attractive "rows" of
the city. Thus whole blocks are being Im
proved at once, and what was a desert is
transformed in. a night so that it blossoms like
the rose. The same thing on a lesser scale is
going on in every part of the city. Fine man
sions are everywhere springing up in the midst
of the cottages and hovels ofthe poorer class,
uprooting the latter, and driving their occu
pants from these streets destined for tbe
abodes of the comfortable and rich to more ab
senre corners.
This is the present blight of Washington
that fine dwellings are necessarily intermixed
with miserable hovels, destroying tbe harmony
of tbe streets, contrasting expensive artificial,
itywith primeval simplicity, detracting from
art on the one hand and destroying tbe pirtur
esqueness that is found in decay and simplicity
on the other. Such is the unavoidable condi
tion at some stage of the growth of all new
cits. Of course this is changing everyday.
EaEh year whole streets are transformed, and
it will be but a few years before all of tbe prin
cipal streets of the city will be built np with
unemngs uniionn in tneir pretention, harmon
ious and yet various.
Additions to Public Buildings.
In the matter of public buildings there must
be a vast chance within 10 or 15 years. Not
withstanding the recent additions, and the new
building of the Way, State and Navy Depart
ments, every department Is crowded for room,
and is spread out in private edifices all over the
city. Tbere is hardly a single department
which will not of necessity have double its
present space within the next 20 years. A new
postofflce and other district buildings are
greatly needed at this time and will probably
be provided for in the appropriation bills of tbe
next Congress. The construction of these
has been deferred for so long that wben they
are built they will doubtless be designed with a
view to the growth of the city and the public
business for a century to come, and will, there
fore, be on a grand scale.
Congressmen can see now what the city is
destined to be and can provide for. the future.
They no longer look on tbe national capital as
a town which will always have the likeness of
a country village set in the mnd. Tho build
ing for the National Library, now in course of
erection, will be one of the finest library piles
of the world, and will make tbe Capitol look
less lonely in its sky-piercing glory.
New Tarks and the 300.
As to parks, the whole country has heard
time and again of what is contemplated in that
line. The Zoological Gardens are already pro
vided for. The land has been surveyed and
practically purcDasea. ana-within a year tbe
most beantiful part of Rock Creek valley will
be peopled with specimens of every' kind ot
animal known to America, and as time passes,
with those of the whole world. The remainder
of the valley of Rock creek will undoubtedly
soon be purchased and devoted to a public
park, and doubtless also that part of the valley
ol the Potomac lying between Washington and
tbe Great Falls, including some of the most ro
mantic scenery ot tne .bast, ana at the alls
one of the most extraordinary geological for
mations to be found outside of the valley ot the
From the city to tbis spota grand boulevard
will be constructed similar to that one soon to
be made extending from Arlington to Monnt
Vernon, and which will be one of the finest
highways of the world, rivalling in beauty the
famous Champs Elysees, and far exceeding
that boulevard in tbe beauty of its scenery.
Advnnce In Real Estate Prices.
It is a sure sign of rapidity of growth and
prospective greatness of population when the
people of a city begin to reach out to tbe
suburbs, and this is being done in Washington
as in few cities of the country. Outside the
city to the north for miles hills are being cut
down and valleys filled up. Streets are being
extended out from the city, with paving and
sidewalks. Syndicates, notwithstanding the
prophecy of a crash in the price of real estate,
go on spending tens and scares of thousands of
dollars in cutting streets and grading and pav
ing. Nine miles ont in tbe country land Is sell
ins, not by the acre, but by tbe square foot.
Poor men, or tbose who were poor a few
years ago, have recently sold little farms On
which they had starved for long years, not
knowing how to make out of them the fortune
that lay in garden farming, for thousands of
dollars per acre.and are now rich and spending
their money as people always do who nave no
idea of the value of money.
Growth ofthe Suburbs.
To reach these suburban places electric rail
roads are being built One reaching four miles
out. to Brigbtwood, close to one of the most
beautiful spots on Rock creek, is already
finished and in operation, temporarily with
horses. One is in operation on New York
avenue, to Eckington, directly north of the
Capitol, and will shortly be running cars to the
northeast entrance to the.5oldiers' Home and
the new Catholic University. In the suburb of
Eckington asphalt streets have been laid,
beantiful cottages are springing up, and lots
are selling as high as in some of the desirable
quarters of the city.
Old Georgetown is also being waked up by
the construction of an electrio railroad. It is
to extend to Tenleytown, and on its route are
to be had some of tbe most beautiful views of
the city and tbe Lower Potomac as far as
Mount Vernon. A short distance from the
country house of the late President Cleveland
the road will intersect with the extension ot
Massachusetts avenue, which within a few
years will have all the aristocratic air of
Piccadilly and Hyde Park.
Street and Stenni Railways.
Within the city tbe smooth asphalt paving is
being extended as fast as discretion will per
mit. Pennsylvania avenue has recently been
re-surfaced, and 'Is now aa smooth as a floor.
At the same time the street car tracks have
been improved with the best available rails,
and tbe Seventh street lino is almost ready to
exchange its poor horses for tbe latest form of
tbe cable road. It is intended within the near
futnre to change all the horse railroads to
electric or cable lines. ......
Last but not least in importance, the steam
railroads which now center near the Capitol,
and mar and annoy that portion of the city, cut
through one of the most beautiful parks, and
fairly destroy tbe whole southern section, must
soon be forced to move their depots ont to the
suburbs and cease traversing and crossing
streets at grade, something that is not per
mitted in any other city the size of Washing,
ton in the whole world. E. W. L.
Timely Advice.
From the Detroit Free Prejs.l
Let the political leaders file their briefs and
submit their case without argument for decis
ion at the polhi
A YOTTWO woman's reading room will be
opened Monday evening over theEnterprise
Bank, on Beaver avenue, Manchester. Miss
Annie S. Phillips has charge' of this new en
terprise. The Young People's Society of tbe Arch
Street M.E. Qnurch will give an sunflower
concert and entertainment oa next Friday
THZCBsradBglfttto farce of w Beard will
be elven November 7 and 8 at ttse Lary HH,
Tried to Bunko a Reporter.
New Yoek, November Z Two -men tried to
bunko Richard H. Davis, a Sun reporter; this
morning. One of them is already oh tktf Island
and the other one will get there as soon as the
"police find him. The man in tbe "old ac
quaintance" role Introduced himself as ''young
Wanamaker, nephew of George jVanaaaker,
Postmaster General," and professed to nave
known' the reporter In boyhood. Tbe old story
concerning tbe case of goods at a railway office,
tbe call upon the ticket agent, the appearance
of the weathy cattle man, with the three cards
on which be had won so much money,, were re
peated without variations! The reporter pro
fessed a desire to join in the game, and said
that bnt for the fact that his JL000 bills were
away in his trunk at the Astor House ha would
take a turn at once. "Young Wanamaker"
offered to help the reporter letch the money,
and together they went to tbe Astor House
office. Tbere tbe reporter grabbed bis man by
the collar and called to a policeman near the
door. In a second the bnnko man bad shed bis
coat and was on tbe run for the back door.' The
reporter caught bim as he was opening the
door and held bim for the. policeman, who car
ried him off to. jail. The bunko man gave bis
name in court as George Mortimer, and got six
months because he could not pot up a (1,000
bond. The police are looking hard for Morti
mer's pal.
Trae Love Twice Triumphant.
Young Adolph Schwartz worsted Mr. and
Mrs. Limbeck to-day in the legal possession of
tbelr 15-year-old Ernestlna. Schwara is 19 years
of age and boils linen for a laundry company
for (10 per week-. Tina's parents contracted
sometime ago to deliver her over to Edward
Lederbecker, an admirer who earns $13 per
week, but the girl left home on Thursday in
order not to be separated from Adolpn,whom
she loves. The elder Limbeck secured the
writ directing Adolph to prodace the girl in
Supreme Court Chambers to-day. After the
writ had been secured the warrant was Issued
charging tbe young man with abduction.
Adolph bronght his sweetheart to court to wit
ness bis triumph over her parents. OldLim
beck related in conrt how, in bis opinion.
Schwartz had abducted little Tina, and showed
a Hebrew marriage agreement signed by Tina
and the discarded Lederbecker. Tina declared,
however, that she was forced to sign the paper
by her parents, and that she was over IS years
old, and that she was not under Schwartz's In
fluence, but earning her living as a domestic
The Justice dismissed tbe case. Tbe entire
party appeared in the Supreme Court; half an
hour afterward. The same performance was
enacted there, and the writ was dismissed.
Limbeck, Sr.. bolted ont ofthe courtroom and
seized bis daughter while she was walking In
the corridor with Schwartz. The twice vic
torious lover rushed back and reported to the
Judge that the girl's liberty was threatened.
Tbe Court told him that she was free to go
where she pleased, and she went with them.
Minister Washbarn Sails.
The Hon. John D. Washburn, United States
Minister to Switzerland, sailed for bis port' to
day on the steamship La Bretagno.
Sorry and Allowed to Go.
A little German band, in complete ignorance
of the city ordinance against street music, be
gan to play "Johnnie. Get Your Gun," before a
police station in tbe Eighth district this morn
ing. They were arrested in tbejmiddle of the
first verse and hustled directly Into court.
None of them knew a word of English.
Through an interpreter, however, they said
they were sorry they had played "Johnnie, Get
Your Gun," and they wouldn't do It again. At
the instance of "Silver Dollar" Smith, a poli
tician with a John-J.-0'Brien pull, they were
discharged. '
Crazed by Domeatle Troubles.
Mrs. Matilda O'Brien went crazy at 10 o'clock
this morninc.and jumped from the window of
her third-story bedroom in "Canal street. She
fell to a broad coping under the seebnd-story
windows, and stuck there behind a big, sign
board. Mrs. O'Brien's brother crawled out on
the coping from a window on Hudson street.
whll a neignoor maae nis- way along the Canal
street side. They met at the' corner add
dragged the struggling, shrieking woman
along the perilous path to the window and-to
safety. She was uninjured. Domestic trouble
deranged Mrs. CErfen's mind.' She was mar
ried in 18S3, and left her 'husband four years
later because lie continually beat her. She
bas had a hard trae earning a living for the
last year. Her mind began to give way two
months ago; although She wasfnever violent till
last night. She is in tne Tombs, and .to-morrow
will probably be sent to an asylum.
Two New York Laborers Find a BUI FaH
of WrlgsHng Reptiles.
Glens Falls. N, Y., November i Tbis
afternoon Albert Tenant, an employe of John
Miller, a farmer living about Hi miles north of
the village of Glens Falls, drove Into town with
a wagon load of snakes., It. seems that Tenant
and two other meD were occupied in building a
blind ditch and had occasion, for a few sods.
The ditch' was being built through a piece of
low lying swamuy ground. Tenant went over
to a sandy knoll" near by and began to remove
tbe sods from the top with a shovel. The loose
sand soil beneath tbe sods seemed to be a mass
of squirming snakes. He called the others to
his assistance and they dug down about four
feet throwing ont snakes by the shovel toll.
The reptiles were from three or four inches
to two feet long and were none of them proba-
Diy over a year oia. xnree men uuea naes
until they grew tired. One man slaughtered
500 and then stopped counting. One estimate
places tbe number at 10,000 while others declare
it must have exceeded that.
Uncomfortable Head-Gear.
From the Courier-JournaLI
The new erown of the Emperor of Germany
will weigh three pounds. If be goes to bed
with all that weight there can be no doubt that
his head will "uneasy lie." Far better would
it be for Wilbelm were he a plain American
citizen in a soft hat. .
The Editor's Congratulation.
From tbe Kansas City Star. J
The editor of tbe Knobnoster, Mo Gem
was married last Tuesday, and in the' most
laconic fashion that paper thus offers congrat
ulations: "The Gem congratulates its editor,
and sympathizes with his bride." v
Gotham Generosity.
From the Washington Press.1
The arch fiend gels heavier contributions In
Gotham than the arch fund.
Ax Beach City, Om a queer but fatal accident
befell Miss OUie Baltzly's pet dog the other
day. In attempting to escape from two fight
ing curs he. ran with such .force against a store
box as to break his neck.
M. C. Gates, of Bedford county, shot a fins
deer In his yard the other day. Dofi had
chased it from the mountain.
YnraoxMAKrrs, a 12-year-old boy ot Baxton,
Pa., encountered a black bear while out hunt
ing. He had only x shotgun with, him. but he
stood his ground and shot two loads Into the
animal. One of the shells then stork in tbe
gun and he was unable to repeat the o'ose. Tbe
bear made a break for the boy and t.& took to
his heels.
AL8IH3, an Ohio river fisherman, caught a
finny curiosity a day or two ago la Indian ran,
a few miles below Park ersbarg.. Tbe fish is a
foot long. It is part buffalo and part catfish.
Alternate rows of scales of the buffalo and
smooth sxia of tbe cat extend from bead to tail.
The fish is plainly marked, and shows both the
cat and, buffalo. Nothing like it was ever
caught in that locality before.
Jacob RrrrsB, a farmer of Salisbury town
ship, near Allentown, te the proud owner of a
pair of men's morocco leather hoots that he has
been wearing as his Suaday-go-to-aveetae boeto
for SS years, and they bid Sate te fest many
more years.
Az WlWamsport a.Demeeratle candidate for
office is opposed on tbe grewd thathemade
beta oa Harrison.
Fij-TT.dotf ars has been Msvned to the "West
Chester eee of tsWPaaa. MHtaalLUe rasur
see. gsMtaajtsyi jwisjhmi ilrtssiia Met?
Mivi tt s. -JUAJiAuid, . jf.,iJi
A London firm has a contract with thij.
French Governnrent, under wb!cl'Une4annoi
ally supply France-with thousand'oftons of.
dried fruits. The French Government require'
this large suppy of dried fruit to make the wine
which they supply to the French arroy
At Leighton Buzzard, EnglanJ$Hha
other day, a chapel was burned down injrhlclj
It had previously been arranged tocelebratea
wedding. The destruction of tbe sacred edifice
had no effect in postponing tbe ceremony,?! an
the man and woman were made one amidltha
smoking ruins. - 'Afc
A correspondent of a New York4 naner;
"". . " """8 are probably laoooineaaj
oi deer in Maine. This statement was shoial
. Jr ' Stanley, game commissioner!
in Portland. Ha ahnnlr hUhnul. "TnnmiTT8
o?311." ho said, "there are nearerJB.OOOjl
In Nanlea tf,M -.-r-4 " nf
which live in churches. They are kept and'fed '
kMj 'o-ou'uwuosonpurposetaeatmicBjrmca,.'
infest all old buddings there. The animal "f
may often be seen walking- abontraraoagths)
congregation, or sitting gravely before thealtasuT
during the time of mass! iSf
A Saco. Me., blacksmith it thjuStn
convert to the belief that early iaios:W&lt'
always In practice what it is in theory. HeSetfc
up dark and early, the other morningjand BaAf-
his fire blazing by 4 o'clock. The next thine hoi,"
knew the Saco fire department had tbejlio)";
turned on his blaze and tho neighbors Jwex:-screaming-
"fire" at the top of their voicesS-jgjJf
Brooklyn specialists for diseases ohf
eye, ear and nose are much mterestM;inytn5,i
result of an unusual operation on a womaaK
that was performed in th in.- r.i-.t "(ThIim .
TTfrtnltill nn M nn1, 1 -? tt.- .. T-r
fXZ7UrJZi'J???:'I xaonuiauisuo-
?-"" w ..jK5,uBO i navrag a portion
of the breast bone of a. i.v ...i .n.h.
part other face where a nose should have been."
William Loofbonrow, a pearl fisherta?
'""'"i i,aiui a peart lor u wmcn ns
bad taken from a clam shell la the Fecatonlca?
It weighed 21 Jf grains. It is a beauty: of wine)
bottam A. llttl Th(llKfthflnflri.Ml. .T.....-'V
bourow has one more, of lozenge-shape, wlna
color, which weighs 21 or 23 grains. It 6 proba
bly worth 1200.
California engineers have accomplished'
the difficult task of lirtingthe Feather river,',
fast flowing stream, SB feet and carrying itIo '
more than half a mils' in an artificial bed at'-'-;
that height above iu old channel. 1 1 has been 'r
accomplished in little less than a year. Tha
uuject was to arain tne river near.uravulenx
order to reach the very rich gold deposits be
lieved to exist in its bed. Tha promoters of
the great enterprise are chiefly Englishmen
The latest development of ihe advertis
ing art comes from Paris, where anenterprlslrjg t
publish Br has employ ed a large force, of.- sand , .
wich men to advertise a book by walking dowaMi"
the boulevards and reading It with rapt vattenflf
tion. An Inquisitive gentleman, anxious StoWE
know how far this would have an edncationaiyB
effect upon the readers, crept np behind ones?
who seemed more rapt than all the others,"! and. t'-,
fauna that he was reading the book UBB-idtsF
iom- $&&
A contagious eye disease has kadeitsf
appearance in the public schools of Chilton,
Wis. SomelOorlSseboIanhavebeenattacked,
and the disease is rapidly spreading: As Soon-
as tuo disease- is nonceaniu us pnpu is sent
home. They generally recover in about four
days. The disease is of such a nature as to in.
flame the lids and under portions of 'the eye.
The epidemic, it is thought, will spread 'over
the entire schools, as nearly every scholar has
been exposed.
Chicago policemen and detectives hava
had more or less irrelevant fun poked at them,
but they are not nearly as ludicrous' as certain
Chicago burelars. One of the latter recently
broke into the residenca of a ve&lth-vrfeium-Ji
Seeing his image in a mirror the burglar
thoneht be was detected. Ha draw h) re
volver. His image did the same. Then loKr,
lowea a iusiuaae oi snots which- smashed the
mirror, aroused the household and scared .tha
burglar off. It is rumored that the borglar.iSTS
now reading "As In a Looking Glass." - &
The first white settler In the city of 9t
Paul came In the year 1532. To-day the' popo
Iation ofthe capital of Minnesota is 2eo,OOflC'
th ritr bnoatjs nf RnmAflf thuSsott fnul). v?'
and residence bailouts an the American con. J&
nnsns. Ana town site was toesvtea is uwf the
capital in 183. Tha first survey of tea city was
ixuiuB ! .looia loauunDflr oi uoiaznArrA
I pauea in xzm. tss original bc jrwt
, . ... -'.v i . . r r- r -
present area of the city contains Xjm
William S. Boberts, who is a. erifjSJ
taught school In the country norta at Jfeaj-,'
Men-ana at the same time, won the Been. ol
Miss Mlnnla Bears, tha result, beia aa iiiwasii
raent. Tha fickle Minnie afterward ehaeceel'
her mind and married another man. For.wla'
breach of promise Roberts, brought action lat
in e court ana ootainea a juagment ior asmssysi
in the sum of 38,000, but as Minnie is wealthy in!
affection only It is probable that Mr. Roberta
win do compelled to continue school
for a livelihood.
The site of the Jefferson, Madise'i4
Indianapolis Railroad depot at FrankUnflaC?
was formerly a graveyard. A ghost -asiM
cently made its apnearance in the vicinity.'
a conductor saw lt.walkhu' on the nlatf arm
other night. It is tha snncositioB of soma aft
tbe denizens that the dry bones of the ureas
miruaer were overlooked ana stui uemt&eir;
locality, and ooeaaoaallv bis snint comes
to view the surroaadiaaB. .Arain sose think i
Is a put up job by J. X. Dunlap. who has a coatl
yarn were ana. wwnsttto Ingoten awavtsvel
uueves wno save Deem manng zugatiy raids oal
uiatwau, ?s:
A rather eurioHs illustration of ttMjaSl
perstsUous belief is sians ami ona oasis . jtwt
seen in the opposition te ism aamo givsa Hhi
new cruiser laaaeaea mm etfasr day at the' Sax
Francisco navv yard. laaaswr of thatdtylis
uau ueeu ueciueu so oau aae sstsa Ban JtrrancucBtfJ
but no sooner was tha bbq aweaaced than"
tha Ns.-rrDfmarmHfr !.! rn wtMClt.1
thabnshel. Anclmrimtr thc ttvM'ianaiBii-nf.'y
bod lock, and tha vessel da as -nssmd wold !&:.
evitablygoto tbe bottew with aji a4ierdii
auu source otuuasapersusiea aeooqsy aaaatSt
to know. There are no records of lavfft "ssW-f
aster on which it aslant ha-rcr smisMip
Whatever it was feaaded c. itTsad-aMt-
ters iBto the WMtobaisket, aad tatoaaaatjasl ia- H
officials at Mare's Island to stiek ffniMin
San Francisco. The cruiser la new sat sssder
that name, and the cranks are aresaMy osr tha
lookout for tha news of agia suseiaedis-'''
It does Bet-take a very lutni kit to f&eek
some people suiy,-Aom 0M3m,
In an oyster campaign of, course thflj
enemy's shelled. Bummers American. . jS
When mosey gets tif at it ought to siksj?
a man's Tfocinaoo iuu.juatnt nterprue.-j
There are sosm things a dwarf can't deS?
bathe can catch Jnst as big a cold as agiiat. S
jjanrnue urtttt. r?fJ
The surest way for a' man to havegreat
ness thrust on htm is to xt himself lost inAfriat
, Washington Frets.
When the stars afeey are not ont shiniag
they are probably locked us in tho star chamber.!
sew oruan rtimytint. ,
One disagreeable feotare about poMagijI
stamps U that tMf.sn sat to get stack on stem.
KUet.-BtnaltamtemLt&icr. -"iSiSSl
Strange that fee White House soaI4ij
overran with rats wbes it Is such a strong PbJw-.
establishment. BmWmert American,
Answer to "Querist;" The famoss Wf
who bunt a great tower "a, Paris was never oele-1
orated in song. The weeds yon quotessssy
letter from thy tin, bakr nine,, baby mfa-eta
dieate that yon mast bare learned the '; Istl
question by ear. CJMsaa Triiunt.
Willing to "Bisk-It.-. Insurance AgSt
awt-K you are mnis,i suppose yoa wlil teta -"
oui potior.- ' mam
Young Blcgs-O, ne, I itw not. I don't talnkl
she's going to be danasroo. Tern Man
A T J ' fif.L A .A .. .. f S VB
don't propose te have ysa dan ma for.tstat hstj
anymore. .
Angry Collector-yea don't ear gswjM'jsQ
going to prevent Mf, .'!
'By paying up."-Mhibampton 1
"My lad,' remarked Judge; ;i
the little bov who had Inst taken the W
"do'you understand tbe nature or aaVx
"res, sir, 1 was In pap's omee yes
Ms coal bill was presented-."
Mr. Clerk, enroll the, witsMst.'
Sefys I set taatsoa-e of t6M jaaa
olsy SMttas tMaaas with eonsi-aet by sadi
tiring eat. What do yon sappeie ts ttn'i
oritr ,3
jMogfs-i esvtsasewvsaiess k mm
trick dhvturfcMsa m the bawds ef tssfc
Etiroit Journal.
In a New York newspaper i
Editor (to repomrJ-BMtaaa; yea saal
Sl-1-atTS-X fasts est.
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.atawal, satVsaarw fltarTV Xt tW MIHpl 1
' atrasawav SataVM i was i lawaV T MnkatPVj. ,
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