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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY. NOV. 5, 1S89.
THE VOTE TO-DAY.
While Ohio and Virginia will open their
eves this morning to the culmination in
each State of the most closely-contested po
litical campaign that either has known,
Pennsylvania will tranquilly cast a majori
ty of its ballots for Boyer, Republican, for
State Treasurer. Extraordinary events are
required in these years to raise the slightest
doubt as to Pennsylvania's vote. Nothing
of the sort has arisen in the present canvass.
The Eepublicans estimate from 30,000 to
40,000 majority. If they get less it will be
In Allegheny county there is just one
contest which attracts notice, that for the
District Attorneyship. Though the political
forces have been somewhat more active on
the pan of Kowand within the past few
days, it is still beyond belief that, against
the unmistakable and abundantly justified
set of public opinion, there is any chance,
however remote, of Bowand's election.
Kothmg but an extensive defection of
Democrats from Johnston can defeat the
latter, who is a capable and fit man for the
office. There is no likelihood of any such
contingency, which would be utterly cause
less. Meanwhile, great numbers of Repub
licans will feel constrained to vote flatly
against the Republican candidate whose
nomination meets with most conspicuous
disfavor, as well within as without the party
So much for the strong probabilities to
day. But it is the duty of every citizen to
vote. Unless actual ballots are cast predic
tions and opinions go for nothing.
It is well to bear this all-important fact
in mind during voting hours. Everyone
should go to the polls.
SUPPRESS THE S0HS-THB0WERS.
The people who, whether under the idea
that it was a practical joke or as a result of
religious prejudice, threw a gas pipe stuffed
with explosives into the headquarters of the
Salvation Army on the Southside should be
detected and given a severe lesson on the
legal consequences of such acts. "Whatever
may be the eccentricities and extravagances
of the Salvation Army, its members are en
titled to protection in life and limb. If
either hoodlums or fanatics adopt the instru
ments of anarchy to attack them, the safety
of society is interested in making an exam
ple ot the offenders. On the charitable sup
position that the act was committed by
idiots who imagined it was funny, the lesson
is necessary that the true humor of such acts
'is not brought out nntil those who commit
it have been given a term of penal labor to
the full limit of the law.
AN OLD GAH&
The rumor which got abroad in Wall
street yesterday that Gould and Sage were
unloading Missouri Pacific in preparation
for a ten-million loan, which is to be issued
in payment for "money advanced" by them
to the corporation, credits these emi
nent but unreliable millionaires with an in
tention to play an old, and once a favorite,
game of theirs.
Since Mr. Gould arrived at the undis
puted position of a hundred-millionaire or
more, it was given out that he had forsworn
these old tricks and was going to live up to
the respectable standards of finance. The
games which were played with such success
in the manipulation of Erie, Union Pacific
and 'Wabash were to be unknown in the con
duct of that sterling property, the Missouri
Pacific, and a year or two ago Mr. Gould
even went so far as to express a mild doubt
as to the propriety of borrowing money to
It is unnecessary to acquit Mr, Gould of re
turning to his familiar games until it is
proved that he is repeating one of them. But
it can hardly be forgotten that when men
have made several scores of millions by such
means, the temptation to fatten their private
purses in that way after a few years of absti
nence, becomes almost irresistible.
EEFOBH AT THE WEOHtJ END.
The New York Aldermen who recently
voted to suppress the street bands and hand
organs doubtless considered themselves to be
inaugurating a great reform. Possibly the
high cesthetic musical taste may regard the
suppression of anything so Philistine as
the street renditions of popular airs, a stroke
of municipal genius; but the New York
Board of Aldermen is the last place in the
world where that class of opinion would be
expected to break out. For the popular
taste it is rather pertinent that this body
has succeeded in selecting the one nuisance
of the streets which least requires suppres
sion. The "little German band" may be lacking
in ensemble and the hand organ is undoubt
edly cranky but there are worse qualities
than those to be discovered in city streets.
After the municipal rule has suppressed
the processions which seek to import to this
country the quarrels of another hemisphere,
has silenced the ear-piercing fife and put
away the oilcloth capes and torches of the
political marchers, has suppressed the ob
structive and deceptive fakir, and cleared
the streets of all other nuisances, great ana
small, it may be in harmony with the gen
eral rapidity of administration to wipe out
the street bauds and organ grinders.
But until the creater and more noxious
nuisances are suppressed in the streets, much
is to be said on behalf of the music and
monkeys, beloved of the children, and
chiefly offensive by their poverty, both of
votes and boodle.
JHTtS. ECHENLEY'S MUNIFICENT GIFT.
The formal declaration of Mr. Bigelow,
Chief of Public Works, and of Mr. Carna
han, who has just returned from a visit to
Mrs. Schenley in London, confirm the in
telligence which had already appeared in
our news columns of the finality of the gift
of 300 acres on Squirrel Hill for a park for
The magnitude of this donation, and the
cheerfnl spirit in which it has been made,
cannot fail to be deeply appreciated by all
classes of citizens. It represents a money
value as it stands to-day of little, if at all,
less than half a million dollars. What it
will represent in the future, as an ornament
to the city and a place for healthful and
rational enjoyment for the people, is beyond
all present estimation. We have seen how
the growth of business and population in
this town has extended beyond all the most
sanguine expectation of its founders and
old-time inhabitants. The district near the
confluence of the rivers, which formerly suf
ficed both for business and for residence
purposes is now almost wholly taken up for
business, while the dwellings are miles far
ther out. Thus the green fields, orchards
and great open spaces which were once al
most at the doors of the toiling thousands
are now removed far beyond the possibili
ties of easy access. It is doubly fortunate
that the 300 acres which Mrs. Schenley do
nates are comprised in what is actually tha
nearest open ground to the center of the
city's population, being within fifteen min
utes of the postofBce by cable cars; hardly
farther from the Southside, and capable of
being reached from the Bloomfield district
of Lawrenceville almost as quickly.
In connection with the acknowledgments
which the city will undoubtedly make with
great sincerity to Mrs. Schenley for this
handsome and enduring remembrance of her
native place, it 1b proper to remember that
to the public spirit and perseverance of Mr.
Bigelow, Chief of Public Works, coupled
with the interest shown by Mr. Carnahan, is
largely due the consideration of the subject
and its fortunate result at this time. Mrs.
Schenley had long been disposed to give
Pittsburg substantial and generous proof of
her kindly interest in the future, as well as
in the past, of the town. Until Mr. Bige
low's time, however, no city official appeared
to grasp this large and liberal intent. To
the present Chief of Public Works and Mr.
Carnahan is so palpably due the speedy real
ization of the gift, that both gentlemen de
serve to be most handsomely remembered by
Councils and by the public for their success
ful mediation in this important matter.
CONCERNING A NEW TRUST.
The formation of a Barbed Wire and Wire
Nail Trust is one of the reported future in
dustrial events, as will be seen in our local
columns. Reports of this sort are so abun
dant that the public will prefer to see the
organization completed before accepting the
new combination as a fact But one or two
suggestions may be timely to those who are
thinking of organizing it
The first is that unless the combination
will have some method of freezing out com
petition the trust organization is not only
useless but dangerous to those who join it
The present condition of the Cotton-seed oil.
Sugar and Lead Trusts prove that fact If
the proposed trust cannot prevent other con
cerns from competing, it will compete with
them at a disadvantage. If it succeeds in
raising the prices it offers a premium for the
starting of new works. Unless in one form
or another the proposed combination can
forbid competition it will bring loss instead
of profit to its members.
On the other hand, if the control of pat
ents enables it to shut off competition, an
other very possible result looms up. The
concerns that are threatened with being frozen
out say that they will agitate among the
farmers of the West for a repeal of the tariff
on wire rods; and it is a well-known fact that
the temper ofcthe West is very favorable to
agitation of that sort.
Are the wire manufacturers desirous of
supplying the strongest sort of ammunition
for a campaign ot that sort?
A FINE POINT.
The decision of the Supreme Court revers
ing the ruling of the Mercer County Court
under which Mr. Joseph Fleming, of this
city, was convicted of selling liquor in that
county by shipping it C. O. D, on a mail
order, relieves Mr. Fleming of the unpleas
ant possibility of serving a sentence for an
action in which no violation of the law was
intended. The case turns entirely on the
question whether, in such a transaction, the
sale is made at the place of business of the
defendant or in the place where the goods
are delivered by the carrier who collects the
money. The majority of the Supreme Court,
like the majority of the public, take the
view that the sale was made when the con
signment was packed in accordance with the
mail order and delivered to the carrier as
the agentof the buyer. Theminority Judges
hold differently, declaring the carrier to be
the agent ot the seller. It is a very fine
point, and furnishes ai striking illustration
of the hair-splitting on which very impor
tant cases may turn.
THE BASEBALL REVOLT.
The Brotherhood of Baseball Players lays
its case before the public in a card which
will be fonnd elsewhere. It is one of the
peculiarities of the national game that its
features of organization have become a mat
ter for as prominent and grave discussion as
the tariff or the trusts. But that is the out
come of professional sports; and it is likely
to be recognized everywhere that the players
make a strong statement of their case.
Indeed the dispute is an illustration of the
results of attempted monopoly in business.
The baseball business having got down to a
Aantnww it a la iV too tt AnftnlvAl st1 f l w rvw
the principle ot a close corporation and J
monopoly. Competitors could not
be allowed in the profitable
enterprise. Players were bought and sold,
as they themselves say, "like sheep." The
result of the monopoly is that while it was
sustained for some time by its form of or
ganization, its abuses have destroyed it en
tirely. The Brotherhood will be able to
start grounds of their own. The League
will have to quit the field or organize their
teams with unknown players. When it is
seen how easy it is to break up such com
binations as have recently existed, the life
of any that may be formed in the future
will not be long.
The baseball monopolies did not increase
the cost of life to the pnblic. They were
no such burdens as those which tax the peo
ple's food, fuel and light It is to be wished
that other and more iniquitous combina
tions could be broken op as easily as this
seems likely to be.
It is calculated to impress the mind with
the cruelty and perverseness of things
mundane to discover, in the Baltimore Sun,
that the wicked Eepublicans are "trying to
carry the "Virginia election by the persecu
tion of the inoffensive and defenseless Demo
crats. We do not hesitate to say that the
persecution of Southern Democrats by
Southern Republicans is a reversal of the
order of nature that cannot be approved,
with any due regard for the fitness of things.
Smoothbores, roorbacks and other fav
orite tools of the politicians have been get
ting in their worst work for the past twenty
four honrs. They will now be laid on the
shelf for a vacation.
Sib Hekey James effort to sum up the
case before the Parnell Commission in De
half of the Times is a striking example of
the arduous labor which counsel have some
times to undertake. As the Times' case
was destroyed by the Timet' own witnesses
months ago, the effort of the Times counsel
to prove that black is white, would be in
consistent with sanity, were it not for the
suspicion that he has the court with him.
Europe looks askance at the mere sug
gestion that the United States may claim a
share of the 8500, 000,000 annual trade, which
the foreign countries now transact with South
Whetheb the carrier who delivers goods
C. O. D. and collects the money on them, is
the agent of the seller or the buyer, may
seem to most people, of slight importance so
long as the goods are delivered and the
money paid. But it makes the very vital
difference to the wholesale liquor dealers of
this city, whose conviction for illegal liquor
selling in Mercer county, turned on that
After to-night the people of the United
States can take time to rub some of the mire
of politics off themselves and enjoy an in
terval of cleanness at least till Congress
It is interesting to learn that a Philadel
phia inventor has turned odt a new ballot
box which is intended to prevent fine work
by a device which rings a bell when the
voter puts a ticket in the slot This is well
enough as far as it goes, but what is needed
is such an arrangement that if the politician
drops a $5 bill in the voters, the machine
will ring a very loud bell.
The reports of men frozen to death by
blizzards in New Mexico and Colorado last
week, present a sharp contrast to the lovely
weather which this section is now enjoying,
The killing of a horse in New York by a
loose telephone wire, which was crossed
somewhere by an insulated electric light
wire, is more cogent evidence than columns
of declarations by electric experts that the
overhead wires are, or can be made, per
And now the local politicians are resort
ing to the regular though ineffectual pract
ice of trying to carry the election by claim
ing everything with confidence.
Spellman, when once induced to come
on the witness stand, does not seem to know
any more about the Cronin conspiracy, than
a Standard oil magnate before an investi
gating committee, is able to recollect about
monopoly and discriminations.
A few more such days as the past two
will do a great deal toward compensat
ing for the dismal character of the past few
The statement that the menus at the en
tertainments of the Fan-American delegates
are to be printed in Spanish, permits the ex
pression of the hope that the attempts at that
language will pan out better than the aver
age of hotel French.
It seems after all that the licensed whole
sale dealers can ship goods C. O. D. without
the lear of the penitentiary before their
The citizens who go to the polls to-day
and vote for a clean administration of the
laws, irrespective of partisanship, do more
for themselves 3nd the public than all the
labors of the practical politicians to fix up
The Barbed Wire Trust, if organized, is
threatened with having to sit down on the
very Bharp prong of tariff reduction.
The full number of the delegates to the
American Congress will be gathered at
Pittsburg; and Pittsburg will take it in
haqd to show them that their concen
tration in the Iron City is well worth the
The Southside bomb throwers should
have a large-sized charge of the law ex
ploded under them.
Johnston, who is up for District Attor
ney to-day, is a capable and fit man. In
discharging the important duties of that
office he can be relied upon to know no par
tisanship or unfairness.
BEFOBLICAN SENAT0ES ASSDEED.
The Canvass of Montana's Tot Shows tbe
Democrats Have Only tbe Governor.
Helena, Mont., November 4 The State
Canvassing Board met at 10 o'clock to-day, and
finished the canvass of the State vote. Silver
Bow county was counted as canvassed by the
board, thus electing the entire Republican
State ticket except Toole for Governor. Ihe
Supreme Court and six out of eight district
judges are Republican. The Senate is a tie,
with a Republican Lieutenant Governor to
give the casting vote. Tha Republican majority
In the Ho se is six. On tbe contest in Jeffer
son county, the Republicans expect to gain one
member in the House, which will give them a
majority of eight on joint ballot There is a tie
for joint member of the House in Beaver Head
and Deer Lodge counties, which will necessi
tate a new election. Out of 22,000 votes cast,
only 1,800 are against the adoption of the con
stitution. Froflmble far Those In It.
From the Chicago Times.
The profits of the Standard Oil Trust last
year were (26,000,000. And yet some people are
mean enough to say that the Standard OH
Trust is a bad thing for everybody..
PiTTSBTJBG - DISPATCH,
TUB TOPICAL TALKER.
Tbe Political Potency of Oyster An Awk
ward Division Supreme Jmtice at Short
Is thebs anyparticular political potency in
The question may seem singular, bnt last
nightat sapper in a popular restaurant the fact
was strongly Impressed upon me that oysters
were extremely popular with the politicians
present. There were perhaps a score of active
political workers atone time at the tables in
that restaurant, and one after tbe other they
called for oysters, raw, fried and stewed. A
few went no further, but rested pat on a full
hand of oysters. Most of them, however, made
the bivalves a preface to something heavier.
Near me were two partles'of politicians quar
tets of opposite stripes. One party was made
up of workers for the Republican ticket; the
other contained three Democrats and one Re
publican anti-Rowand man. Just to while away
time we counted the number of oysters these
rivals devoured for all of them ordered
oysters. The result was: Straight -Republican,
34 oysters; Democrats and Mugwump, G2
We shall be better able to tell tbe significance
of these figures this evening.
A. gentleman came up to the box office of
a city theater the other day, and in my hearing
asked for seven seats together in the parquet
The house was pretty well sold out and the
ticket seller said: "I can't give you seven seats
together; but I can give you half in one row
and the other half in the row behind."
"Ah I" replied the purchaser, "that will be
uncomfortable for the man who has to be cut
It reminded me of tbe story they tell of
Hughey CampbeU,once well-known as the mate
of a river steamer. One time Hughey called
down Into tbe hold: "How many of ye is there
down there T"
"Well, come up the half of yez
The lawyers of this city Kro not enamored of
the rapidity with which the Supreme Court
Judges have adjudicated cases this session.
Said a leading lawyer yesterday: "The Su
preme Court is in such a dickens of a hurry to
get back to Philadelphia, where most of the
Judges live, that it pays more attention to the
clock than the law and the evidence in the
At first when some of the younger men at
the bar had their motions disposed of in the
shortest order tbe graybeards laughed, but the
laughter has not been all on their side since,
for latterly the fathers of the law in this county
have had just as summary treatment from the
Supreme Bench as their juniors.
A YJSIT TO CLAI'S T04B.
Member of tbe Pan-American Consresa
Entertained at Ashland.
Lexington, Ky., November 4. The morn
ing was one full of enjoyment for the inter
national American excursionists. They awoke
refreshed from the sound slumber, and as soon
as they had breakfasted the Reception Com
mittee was in readiness. Carnages were taken,
and in the clear and bracing atmosphere of a
Kentucky fall day the party started for Ash
land, which was the borne of Henry Clay.
Here they found an old-time Southern man
sion, and a courtly Southern welcome from
Major Henry Clay McDowell, their host. The
rooms were filled with pretty girls, and it was
with surprise that the delegates received the
Information that all ot these vrrvine types of
female loveliness were descendants of Henry
After the reception and a few minutes spent
in chatty conversation the visitors were taken
to tbe rear of the house, and here, on a lawn
heavily carpeted with the famed blue gras3 and
bounded by walks whose bordering shade trees
were planted by Henry Clay, they saw Ken
tucky's chief pride, a magnificent army of
trotting and thoroughbred stallions, among
them the famous Dictator, Bonnie McGregor,
Robert McGregor, Jay Gould, Duquesne, Bel
mont, Wilkes Boy . Sultan, Simmonds, Macey,
Stranger, Allendorf, Lord Russell. Kavette
Wilkes, Bermnda and a nnmber of others.
There was also shown a part of Mr. William
Warfield's famous herd of shorthorn cattle. A
collation was afterward served in the grand old
mansion, to which the visitors did ample jus
tice. They were then driven to the famous
cemetery where the remains of Henry Clay lie.
and looked upon the grand monument erected
In bis honor.
At 11.35 the party returned to their train and
started for Cincinnati,whero they arrived about
S.30 p. u. They were sainted by the booming
of cannon. Mayor Mosby welcomed tbe party
at tbe hotel, and Judge Alfonso, of Chili, re
sponded. Subsequently some of the party
were entertained by a local club.
PEOPLE OF PE0MINENCE.
Bbceetaet Tbact has gone to New York to
Mb. Bradlauoii, who is suffering from con
gestion of trie lungs, and who a few days since
suffered a relapse, is again recovering.
Uixwiu Sommebville, of Philadelphia,
has just purchased a beautiful antique cameo
of Jupiter JEgiochus, preserved from the first
century. It is "said to have cost more than
The oldest clergyman in tho' Church of
England is Archdeacon Jones, late of Liver
pool. He has attained the patriarchal age of
88, and was ordained in the year when Waterloo
Doctoks EcinvEiNFnBTH and Junker, tbe
African travelers, express doubts whether
Emln Pasha will enter the English service.
They believe that he will settle down at Masso
wab, in accordance with an old wish.
Victorien Sakdotj and Jules Massenet are
engaged on a new opera for the Grand Opera,
Paris. Sardou, who is recognized as tbe lead
ing dramatist of France, is writing the libretto,
while Massenet is setting the words to mnsic
Mbs. Benjamin Harrison left Philadel
phia yesterday morning for New York, accom
panied by her father. Dr. Scott, to visit Mrs.
Harrison's sister, Mrs. Scott-Lord, who is re
ported to be very ill. The President's wife will
return to Philadelphia on Thursday.
The proposed memorial of Wilkie Collins in
Westminster is not meeting with,success. Jlr.
Harry Quilter, chairman of the Memorial Com
mittee, is ont from time to time with an impas
sioned appeal in tbe newspapers, but neither
the public nor the papers seem to take much
interest in tbe project. It is thought tho pro
ject will be abandoned.
IMPOBTANT TO JIEEMEN.
The Locomotive Enelneers Slake a Change
That Favor Them.
Denyeb, November 4. The locomotive en
pneers to-day considered and adopted the re
port of the Committee on Constitution and By
Laws. The report disposed of only a few minor
motions and resolutions. A very important
amendment to the constitution was
then adopted. Heretofore when a fire
man was promoted to be an engineer
be could not join the Brotherhood of Engineers
without first resigning from the Brotherhood
of Firemen. Tbe amendment adopted to-day
allows a new engineer to join tho engineers
and at the same time retain his membership
with the Firemen's Brotherhood.
After some routine business tbe convention
adjourned to meet at Pittsburg one year
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Helen Warren Kny.
Helen Warren, wife of. Conrad Kay, Lieuten
ant Major or the Eighteenth Kcpiment, N. U. p.,
died yesterday afternoon at the Monongahcla
House. Her death has created genuine sorrow,
not only among thefamil) of her husband here,
bnt alBo anionic the lives which have been made
brighter by her sweet presence. In Pittsburg
society she was a great favorite. No gathering
was considered complete without air. and Mrs.
Conrad Kay, She was gifted with a ready tact, a
kind heart and a snnny temper, which endeared
her to all. There never was a young matron here
more generally or deservedly popular. In ber
own bouse MnK Kay was a charming hostess, spar
ing no pains In making others happy and suc
ceeding as few hostesses do. Her recent Illness
has Indeed bereaved Mr. Ray, and he has the sin
cere sympathy of many who have known, admired
and esteemed his wife since sbecame to Pittsburg.
Mrs. Kay's Illness was contracted by nursing
uer oldest son, who was 111. The close attention
she gave him caused her health to break down and
the Btraln carried her off. 8be was tbe daughter
of William Warren, a prominent resident of CM
cago. bbe bad been married about seven years
and leaves two little sons.
By a cable message on Sunday, word was con
veyed to Captain 8. S. Brown that his daughter
.Nellie bad died In Florence, Italy, or tubercular
meningitis. The H'Ue ;rirt,was 14 years old, and
was Captain Brown's only child, bbe had gone to
Italy with her mother to spind the winter. The
body of the dead child will be brought home for
burial. Captain Brown has tbe most sincere sym
pathy of bis many friends and business associates,
who grieve with him In the domestic afflictions of
which he has been the subject,
, AT THE THEATERS.
A Poor Relation A parlor Match and
Other Plnys. and Player.
An exquisite play, exquisitely done, is "A
Poor Relation" with Mr. SorSmith Russell and
many other good actors In the cast. You have
been cabined In some dark smoky town where
tbe air is tumultuous with the whirl of wheels,
and the roar of steam, where the world has
seemed hardfeatured and sordid, and you have
passed out beyond the smoke and the roar and
the domain of man into God's country, the
country where the birds sing, and tbe smallest
tntt of gras3 sends np an odor to the blue sky,
and tbe grasshoppers chirp cheerily and you
draw in a long breath and say to yourself:
"Life'is worth living after all."
Well, you go to see a score of second-rate
plays and manufactured actors, and as the sea
son grows old you feel the burden of tbe thea
ter, and then there comes along Sol Smith
Russell as "A Poor Relation" 'and you are
forced to say to yourself: "There is some good
in tbe theater still."
The fast Is that "A Poor Relation" Is tho
best comedy of the year; one of the best new
plays of the American school that is coming to
the front so fast It is the work of Edward E.
Kidder, who has, we believe, never risen above
farce-comedy before. Mr. Kidder wrote
"Bewitched," a n2nt but laughable
thing which Mr. Russell bronght
to us last year. The story of "A Poor Rela
tion" is not elaborate. It is almost always pos-
sioie auu very oiten true to nature, jtteiisoz
an inventor who carries the plan of his ma
chine, which is to make him rich and revolu
tionize the world, to a rich manufacturer. He
faints from .hunger while waiting for his pa
tron, and a scamp of a partner of the latter"
steals the plans. The thief, to shift suspi
cion from himself, ana at tbe instigation
of tbe girl's stepmother accuses the manu
facturerer's daughter of the theft. The girl
has been very (and to the inventor, and the lat
ter clears her by avowing that he had had no
plans to lose, that he was an impostor. Strug
gling witn tne airest poverty, caring for two
children, tbe play takes the inventor on until
the clouds roll away, and he reaps the fruit of
his brain's work. He also fares well at last in
tbe courts of love.
Mr. Sol Smith Itnssell is the poor relation, a
seedy genius, Noah Vale. We find him a very
poor and very proud man; so poor that he
cannot bny a meat, so proud that he has to be
tricked into eating a breakfast. A tender, com
passionate soulls Noah Vale; be cares for the
children intrusted to his charge with almost
womanly gentleness, and is ready to
trust anyone and everyone. The pathos of
Sir. Russell's acting when he presented the
picture of a starving man trying to keep his
dignity and his feet though both were un
steadj was of the gentlest, rarest quality.
With it the quiet, easy methods of his comedy
harmonized well. A touch of finer power still
was at his command when the startling yet en
forced finale of the first demanded it. He
captured his audience then, and the ap
plause was so great and so many timet
renewed that he was forced to express
his gratitude in a modest, manly way for the
generous greeting. In tbe homelier scenes of
the second act, which shows the luckless in
ventor battling with poverty in a dismal garret,
Mr. Russell's gentle humor was even more
effective. It was a really beautiful sight to see
that shabby, lantern-jawea, lean hero sewing
buttons on a boy's pantaloons while the boy
hid his extremities in a barrel or singing the
children ridiculous ditties about wise
owls and foolish mice, or doing tbe honors
of the unfnrnlsbed.'garret for some visitor's
benefit, as if it had been a royally accoutered
salon. We can hardly think of higher praise
to givo Mr. Russell than to say that his best
.vork is as good as, and very much like, Mr.
Jefferson's. The naturalness of his voice.
movements and expression of face are his
greatest artistic achievements. It Is a pity that
now and then tbe sharp angularity, and, if he
will pardon us, the spareness of bis lower limbs,
tempt him into burlesque. A small error or
two, however, are not much to grumble about.
This is Mr. Russell as the caterpillar and
chrysalis. In the last act wo have a glimpse of
him as the butterfly. It is just as nature al
ways manages it; tbe somber gray caterpillar
develops into a very brigbt-hned butterfly. The
development is very natural. All tbe good
qualities, the good nature, the patient kindness,
tbe cheenness of the starving wretch, all come
out the more brilliantly in the sunshine of
success, success of all kinds. Nothing could be
better than the bit of courtship with which the
In this remarkable performance, Mr. Russell
receives gfeat assistance from Miss Grace
Filkins, who has caught the spirit ot natural
ness, and is so arch and smiling and tearful,
April fashion as girls, real good unsophisticated
girls always are, that the thread of love which
is laid by the author of the play in the back
ground glitters well in sight all the time,
like a lane of sunlight on a shadowed
sea. Miss Mem Osborn, despite her
adherence to traditional stage forms,
laid down by tbe Imperial Lotta, was
clever as a rough diamond of a New York tene
ment mine. Miss Lillian Owen was acceptable,
too, and the two tots. Master Richards and
Little Hazel ChapDeL did bravely. Archibald
Cowper's idea of what a villain should be is
strictly orthodox. He shows his teeth and
snips off his words with the ferocity of a lawn
mower. Tbe play owed considerable of its wonderful
charm to the beautiful scenery in which it was
set. Tbe landscape in the last -act is a picture
worth seeing. The house was well filled and
The Bljon Theater.
There was an expectant npple of merriment
plainly visible at tho Bijou last night, even be
fore tbe curtains parted, which rose to a louder
pitch a little later, and swelled into an enor
mous volume many times thereafter. Every
seat in the house was occupied by an appreci
ative auditor, and the simple appearance of
either of the leading characters upon the stage
provoked a ronnd of laughter and applause.
Interest of course centered in the antics of
Messrs. Evans and Hoey, as J. McCorker and
Old Boss, and their every movement was
greeted by manifestations of delight. James T.
Galloway and Mr. J. Sullivan, as Captain Kidd
and Farmer Belomont, were also successful in
attracting their full share of attention, while
the Innocent Kidd, as interpreted by Miss
Minnie French, captured more hearts than that
of tbe omnipresent book agent, Tbe solos
rendered by Miss Dav were well
received, while the work of the
Olympla Quartet called forth encore after
encore. The other members of tha company
are fully up to tho standard. To combine
politics with pleasure the election returns will
be read from the stage to night, and even if
your candidate is defeated you will go home
Harry WllllnmV Academy.
The mere announcement of the appearance
of the Rentz-Santley Company is always suffic
ient to crowd this house to the doors. Add to
that the fact that the show this year is a good
one, the costumes rich and costly, tho girls
shapely and comely, and the wit fast and furi
ous. The performance opens with "LaTosca's
Reception," in three scenes, which is followed
bv a number of specialties, then "The Folly "
a novel conceit, and after LeClair and Leslie's
enjoyable act the burlesque, "Antony and Cle
opatra," closes an evening's entertainment that
was last night heartily enjoyed by a crowded
house. The usual matinees will be given thjis
Two Southside boys, the BarlowBrothers.and
their own minstrel company were greeted at
this theater yesterday by two large audiences.
The programme rendered was not an improve
ment on that given by this company on its last
visit. If anythii.g,it was not so good. It detracts
greatly from the enjoyment of a juggler's per
formance to see tbe performer make more
"breaks" than successes. The musical part of
tbe performance is far superior to the special
ties introduced, there being several very good
voices in the olio, and the Barlow boys' witti
cisms "catch on" in good shape.
Tbe World' BInseam.
The center of attraction at the Worid'sMuse
um is Bass, the ossified man, whose body is
slowly chapging into a solid mass of bone, in
spite of which he continues to enjoy life. Tex
Bender, a cowboy violinist, succeeds in evolv
ing some very fine music trom tbe monarch of
musical instruments. A good variety perform
ance is a feature of the programme.
A DINNER TO ifL PHELPS.
Count Schonvolofl" Entertains tbe Minister
and Compliment America.
Beextn, November 4, Count Behouvaloff,
the Russian Ambassador, gave a dinner at the
Russian Embassy to-night, in honor of Mr.
William Walter Phelps, tbe United States Min
ister to Germany. The English and French
Ambassadors had been invited, but both were
away on holiday trips. Among the guests were
members of all tbe European Embassies and
most of the prominent Russian residents of
Count Schouvaloff, in proposing the health
of Mr. Phelps, referred to the Indestructible
friendship existing between Russia and tbe
United States. America, he said, stood alone
among the great powers as wanting nothing
and fearing nothing.
Nrw York Want n Shaking Up.
Krom the Chicago Tribune..
St. Louis has had.au earthquake shock and
the affrighted citizens are subscribing to their
World's Fair fund faster than ever. It looks
now as If New York would have to be contest
with third place in the competition,
8BLECT XUIGBTS BECEPTION.
They Will Appear In Fall Uniform at Old
City Ball on tbo 21t.
Tbe First Regiment, Select Knights A. O. U.
W.ot Pennsylvania, will hold their second an
nual reception Thursday evening. November 21,
at Old City Hall. The Knights will appear In
full uniform, and an enjoyable evenlngls anticipated-
Gernert's Orchestra will furnish the
music The Committee of Arrangements Is
composed of Colonel C. V. Lewis, Adjutant
Joseph B. Eaton, A.S. SmitlB.T Leech, J.
H. I&bertson. Thomas Mc"""".?'-"'! B.
Klrker, James A. McKee, P. O.Irvin, W. J.
Draber, Henry Bork,H.Neff, John J.Shuart
and Christ Knoderer.
FOE THE C0L0EED HOME.
A Dinner Jo be Given nt Lafayette Hall
t November 28.
The Aged Colored Women's Home will give
a dinner at Lafayette Hall Thursday. Novem
ber 28, during the day and a festival in the
evening for the benefit of tbe Home. Tbe in
creased demand for admission to the Home,
which Is the only one in Western Pennsylvania
for aged colored -women, has compelled the
management to enlarge their building. The
expense will be S2,000. of which 11.000 has been
raised. The last Legislature awarded them
tl,0Q0, bnt Governor Beaver vetoed the bill.
In a Social War.
MISS TATLOB, daughter of Mr. Robert
Taylor, of MoKeesport, was married to Wil
liam S. Brumbaugh, also of McKeesport, at 8
o'clock last evening, by the Rev. J. B. Kltn, oi
Bellview. The ceremony was performed at the
Seventh Avenue Hotel, whence, after tbe
wedding festivities, the couple left for a short
PbxpabationS for the annual dinner, to be
given' by the young ladles of Grace Reformed
Church, corner of Webster avenue and Grant
street, to-morrow, Thursday and Friday, are
now complete. The Indications are that tbe
dinners this year will be more successful than
ever. They will be served from 12 to 2 o'clock.
MK.EDWABDM. Mukbat, of De Haven,
and Miss Julia Umpstead, of Valencia, were
married on Halloween at the residence of the
bride's parents at Valencia. The wedding was
witnessed by a great many friends of the bride
and groom, and their testimonials of friendship
were numerous and expensive.
It looks as if some of the reported many
weddings that have been wandering around
In Sewickley, minus groom or-bride, had mean
dered up this way, where everything necessary
for the performance of a wedding was found.
No less than four will take place to-day.
Neixa F. Bbown, who is credited with
being the leading lady elocutionist of tbe coun
try, will give one pf her delightful entertain
ments at the Arch streevAllegheny, M. E.
Church, on Monday evening next.
Fashionable society will be largely repre
sented Thursday afternoon at a reception given
by the Misses BakeweU, of Western avenue.
Tho Misses Phillips, of Ridge avenue, will as
sist in receiving.
The concert for tbe benefit of tbe Brnnot
Home, on Stockton avenue, Allegheny, will
entertain a great many people this evening.
A number of gentlemen will have a royal
good time at the home of TJ. M. Kennedy, Wil
kins avenue, next Thursday.
Take a pound of something and go to tbe
social this evening at the Thirty-ninth Presby
WiniDEAWAL OP 40,000 CHILDEEH
From tbe Public School of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, November 4. In reference
to a report that is being circulated that there
are a number of schools In this city in which
the divisions are so far behind the number of
children required by the Board of Education
that the directors fear that they will
be dropped, Councilman Thomas Meehan,
who is Chairman of the Sub
committee on Education of the Com
mittee on Municipal Government, said to a
reporter: "I have visited every school in
seventeen wards choosing especially those in
which were reported gradual declines in school
attendance. The decline Is chiefly owing not
so much to removal to outer wards as to the
the withdrawal altogetherof children from the
public schools to go to private ones or Institu
tions managed by tbe Society of Friends.
Protestant Episcopalian, Lutheran, Roman
Catholics or other denominations.
"Not less than 40,000 children have been with
nrawnfrom the nubile schools by reason of
these denominational schools. The work of J
these bodies against tbe public schools is being
pursued with relentless vigor.
"Not only is this religious element in oppo
sition to the public school system, but the
growing opportunity of children for work at a
much younger age than formerly leads to
the abstraction of large numbers. Instead
of going through the different grades,
ending with the grammar schools,
as formerly, large numbers now leave to be
come cash boys or girls in large stores, dis
trict messenger boys in telegraph offices, girls
for paper-box factories, assistants to dress
makers and numerous other similar employ
ments. "In some of tbe schools I visited, scarcely any
children are now to be seen that were there a
few years ago. Only for the children of com
paratively recent immigrants, the decline
would be so great as to almost empty some
IT NEDTEAL1ZHS SEW MEXICO,
Doe That Mexican Go-Slowilivene, and
make Her Reliable.
New Yobk. November 4. One of the lay
delegates to the General Convention of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, just closed, was
L. Bradford Prince", Governor of the Trritory
of New Mexico. The Governor has
received the first copies of tho
Constitution of . the State of New
Mexico, adopted by tbe recent Constitutional
Convention at Santa Fe, and, in announcing
tho fact, he incidentally expressed the convic
tion that the document presented virtues far
beyond those of the Constitution ot any other
State in tbe Union.
"The population of New Mexico," said Mr.
Prince, 'is about 200.000, divided almost
equally between native Mexicans and native
Americans. Very little ot the foreign element
reaching the Atlantic coast comes to New
Mexico. There is a prevalent Idea in the East
that (tbe Mexican element is an
argument against admission to State
hood, bnt this should not be
accepted. The mixture of Mexican non-prog-ressiveness
with the over-sanguine "booming"
instincts of adventurous American pionenrs
will produce a conservative community, whose
growth will be normal and healthy, and whoso
substantial methods will protect it from such a
h,nAioft lnrt-A Tmblic debt.
"New Mexico is undoubtedly Republican,"
continued the speaker. "The Territory has, it
Is true, been represented by a Democratic Del
egate for tbe last six years, but that was en
tirely the result of local causes."
A MASS UPON THE WATEBS.
Sunday Service on a French Frigate An
Baltimore, November 4. A number of
ladies and gentlemen attended divine service
of exceptional, character, held on board
L'Arethuse, a French man-of-war, yesterday.
In consequence of tho inclement weather, mass
was held below, tbe usual naval etiquette being
observed. The officers filed into their places,
the bugle sounded, and, while a deep hush fell
over the assembled people, the priest, robed In
his sacred vestments, commenced the solemn
service. On either side of the altar stood a row
of sailors, their muskets at their sides, erect
and motionless a silent guard of honor.
At the more sacred portions of the mass the
whole audience arose and remained standing
till the signal was given to resume their seats.
A bugle note and deep rolling ot the drums
heralded tbe consecration; and at intervals
daring the service the band of the vessel dis
coursed solemn music f
Alto"ether the effect npon the visitors was
most impressive. After mass Admiral de Cols
toun and Captain Des Portes showed their
guests over the ship. "IVArethuse" wfll saO
from Baltimore on November U.
. Say It Slowly.
from the London Globc.1
Hero is a good French equivalent for 'Peter
Piper" and "Bound the rugged rocks." The
crux of the sentence consists in this that It
must be pronounced in one breath. "SI six
scies sclent six clgares, six cent six scies sclent
six cent six cigares." Quelle scie!
An Appropriation Wanted.
From the Alta California. J
Wafer in the Snake river has been so low
this season that settlers have bitterly com
plained of the dust raised by tbe salmon going
up stream. They threaten to ask for an appro
priation to sprinkle the river next year if the
nuisance is repeated.
An Oblo Haa Retire From Offlce.
WASSfNOTQ-N, November 4. John P. Chap
man, of Ohio, a principal fT-aarfnor J tfca
Patent Office, has resigned.
Done Up by a Bartender.
row -rosxrsusxAtr sexciau-i
New1 York. November 4. Thomas Gannon,
ex-convict and professional thief, staggered
into an uptown police station at 4 o'clock this
morning; with a stream of blood running from
a deep cut over his left temple. He said be
had been struck by Robert Connelly, a First
avenue bartender; and then he fainted and was
sent to tbe hospital. Connelly was arrested,
and held without bail to await the result of
Gannon's injurlesvwhlch the hospital physi
cians fear will prove fatal. Gannon ia a mem
ber of the notorious "pan gang;" a much
tougher and rougher crowd than the old
Whyos. Some months ago this gang blew up
with dynamite the front of a First avenue
saloon, because the proprietor refused to sell
them liquor. A few weeks later they threw a
policeman into the river while he was trying to
arrest one of them for burglary. Not long ago
they tried, to take by storm the saloon, in which
Connelly was bartender, bnt he drove them off.
They threatened "to do him np." Shortly after
last midnight they forced tbeir way Into the
saloon while Connelly was there alone, and be
gan to smash things. After a rough-and-tumble
fight, Connelly, with an empty
"schooner" in each hand, cleared the place.
During the "melee he struck tbe blow which
will probably result in Gannon's death.
Work of the Wicked Wires.
Early this morning a telephone wire In
Fourth avenue, near Twenty-eighth street,
snapped In two, and one end of It fell across
two electric light wires to the pavement. At 5
o'clock Thomas Whelan, a milkman, drove
rapidly around the corner without noticing the
wangling wire. His liorse reached the spot
where the wire lay. The steel-shod hoof came
down upon the tbln line of metal on the cobble
stones, tho horse feU, gave two or three sicks
nnd was dead. A livid line, which had cut
through tbe skin from the left hind foot, alotrg
the leg and over the back, showed the point of
contact. A knife could not have made a
cleanercut Wbelan went to the head of the
prostrate animal and grasped the ears. Tha
shock be received laid him prostrate. A soli
tary policeman on his beat came over to see
what was up Little flashes of bluish flame
were seen coming from the wire where it came
la contact with the horse. A -police sergeant
noticed the gathering crowd and hurried to the
spot. He ran square Into the broken wire.
The shock was ternflc. The officer was flung
well out to the car tracks. He struck the
ground with considerable f oree. He' lay still,
powerless to move, until half a dozen citizens
helped him to his feet. Even then he was half
dazed and could not stand alone. Blood was
trickling from an ngly-looHng cut over the
left eye. "While the milkman and the two
policemen weTe coming to their senses, a line
man who happened along, cu,t down the hang
ing wire with a -pair of insulated nippers. Nd
one was Seriously injured.
Derttb of tho Canal Missionary.
Father Fling, known thronghoutNew Jersey
as the ''canal missionary," died In New Bruns
wick this morning. He had worked for years
among the boatmen on the canal. Every cent
of money he had and all be conld get from
others was srent for the boatmen, and he died
very poor. His trips were made on canal boats,
and his meetings were held on the boats or on
A Juvenile Knight nflbe Razor.
Little James Dempsey accidentally stumbled
against Francis Concanio, a 12-year-old Italian,
in Thompson street yesterday. Neither boy
had seen the other ono before. Coneanlo
whipped out a razor and draw it across Demp
sey's wrist. Dempsey tried to run away, bat
the Italian boy" caught him by the collar and
slashed him across the forehead and left cheek.
Then he threw tbe razor into a sewer and hid
himself in an alley. He was arrested and
locked np by a policeman, and bis mutilated
little victim was sent to a hospital. This morn
ing Cancanio waa held for trial in 9500 bonds.
Prefer Her Lover to Her Money.
Catherine Young, a fiulattoglrl. told a long
story In a. Jersey City police court, thls-morn-ing.
of how she had been deceived and swindled
by ber false lover. Winfield Sfirtt Matthews, a
strapping negro of 25 years. A week ago she
accepted his proposal of marriage. Friday
evening was .agreed upon as the date of the
wedding; and Catherine' gave farmv nuances' 1
Su, with which to buy ber a wedding gown sad.
to rent a dress suit for himself. Winfield Scott
took the money and spent it all in fining him
self with Jersey lightning. On Friday 'night
neither he, the US, northe wedding gown. Jhir
the hired dress suit materialized at Catherine's
house. The wedding guests who turned out to
find the missing bridegroom 'discovered nim at
midnight, dead drunk. In a saloon on the water
front. Ho was locked np on the charge of
obtaining Catherine's moneyby false pretenses.
This morning bis examination was postponed
at the snggestion of Catherine, who is willing
toletner $45 go if "Winfield Scott will only
marry ber. Winfield Scott said he would con
sider the promise In qnestlon, and was sent
back to jail.
TrnSe Blocked by Train Wrrcken.
A freight train on tbe Central Railroad was
-partly thrown from the track near North
branch, to-day. and traffic was blocked over
three hours. The cause of the accident was a
nuge boulderJn the-mlMIe-of the track near"a
curve. The locomotive was thrown over on its
side, its front was crushed in, and several cars
were smashed. It was at first thought that the
boulder had fallen fronf- a flat-car loaded with,
stone, but investigation showed that It was
placed on tbe track by train wreckers. The
fireman and engineer escaped with a few
bruises by jumping When they found the acci
Street Music Sadly Hissed.
The ordinance passed by the Aldermen, and
Bignedby tbe Mayor, putting an end to the
music of street bands and hand organs In the
city, has at last gone Into pretty general effect.
For a day or so after the silly resolution became
a city law. the street musicians bad not heard
of it, and they tooted and caroled away as mer
rily as ever. Finally they read aoout tbe ordi
nance in the newspapers, or were warned by the
police, and then some of them were arrested.
It is believed in every instance so far that the
police magistrates before whom the unwitting
offenders have been arraigned, have suspended
sentence or discharged. To say that there Is
gloom on the East side of town and in the
places where the street musicians most did
frequent,, is putting the matter very feebly.
The people miss the music, and complain of its
loss, and If the question of retaining the organs
and bands were nut to vote the organs and
bands would stay by a large majority.
Air Allentown citizen. In endeavoring to
utilize an his time profitably, tried to cut hi
corns on a railroad train, and while going
around a curve he was thrown and the knife
entered his foot.
A Bellatee man Is mad at himself for tear
ing ap an old letter. TberowasaflObUlialae
which he had forgotten to remove.
In removing the last pound of butter from a
jar a Wheeling grocer discovered the remains
of two mice. They had evidently been alive
when the careful housewife began packing the
butter in the jar. -
A Cleveland man bought a broken down
Street car horse at auction for 810, kept him a
year and sold him for tl'3.
A iabicer living about three miles south
east of Akron has a hen which occasionally
lays an egg which is solid shell throughout,
usuallyafternoneof any Kind have been laid
for several days. Six of these curiosities have
already been secured. They are so hard that
they can be thrown smartly against a wall
without any visible effect.
On 'tho railroad near Canton a fine, large
mastiMbas killed by a tram three months ago.
Those'lmng near tho place declare that they
have sees the dog, or his ghost, almost every
night since then, and heard cries, as of an ani
mal in distress, whenever a train went past.
And now a report comes that tbe Hart creek
district, in West Virginia, is haunted by the
ghosts of the two members ot the McCoy fac
tion who were lynchcd-tbera last week. Ihe
couple arc said to appear every third night,
when the entire sanguinary scene is re-enacted
by shadowy forms. ATislsskcr of reMdenta-of:
tea neighborhood assert that they have beea
The Missouri rnns 1,000 miles through
Dakota and is navigable the entire distance.
In Waupaca county, Wis., 732,200
bushels of potatoes hara been ralidthis
A prisoner in the St Louis jail is
charged with having robbed another prisoner
ofoverll,0oa Force of habit. T
- German who intended embarking;
Liverpool for America, missed the steamer and
J,4" i after it. He came near being
drowned, bnt was rescued. lS
The entire family nt Ttuiniu Stftrens?!
ofFarmmedaIe.Me.,areeraryon the snbjee
....r. "."'ere are none of theSlmiana
f?t?f??ttheh(mse.Tet the Stevens prc-f
fess to see them everywhere. '
At Augusta. Me., snmn hovs nlavincr ins
a sandbank unearthed a huge skull of somei
extinct anlmaL The skull Is represented
being foqr feet lone awl th rrai iaws-carrr
-i&. Brooklyn girl, who Is an helresa but;
whose property is in care of a trust company,
applied to the President for money wttnjwhlcht
S?y.eaIskta Mqne. He refusebVolTtheJ
52i. 5tJIlfaraxury. Thegirl'tbeffaj-i
Piled to the Supreme Court through a lawyer! .
for permission, and itwaa grantedVandiallissp
iSniwo-v0n t,1Vonne ladywasweartogther3
best on she could find. f'-r
A few months ago a London club advert
Used for a secretary. 8lx hundred candidates,
applied. The list Included graduates of Oxford "
and Cambridge, barristers, doctors, schoolmas-'
ters, solicitors, architects, and a whole regiment
made up from all arms nf ber Majesty's mfll- ,
tary and naval forsex. tt, .,i. . -rr-
annum. This looks as if there were a good?
matt tTAtitlMnaM wTin W. L. fl l ,
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t At t tt ... . . : 1
m lucr ojuwer .uouse ot tne tstata Xiegis-i
laiure at Atlanta, oa, Thursday, the gallery
was crowded with visitors, and amomr the au
dience was an old countryman. The old man)
recognized a -friend among the members of the
Honse. and leaned over ihe railing and yelled:
"Hello. Bob. Blessmybeart.it does me good
toaeeyer." TJie Speaker rapped for order, and
one of tbe door-keeper "sat down" on the lo
The translation of legal documents from
English into Spanish is quite an Important
business in St. Louis. There is abo much cor
respondence relating to miner that must ba
translated. A firm recently received a letter
ordering supplies, in which tbe two languages
were strangely mixed. One ef the items called
for a certain nnmber of "ilonqua Rincbes."
It took sometime for the clerk to t-uess that
monkey wrenches were wanted, but hls.guesS
Miss Wilkins, sister1 of a prominentia-!
ronto lawyer, has entered suit against Joseph v
H. Belfry, a leading merchant ot Newmarket,";
Ont, for $5,000 damages, for nut fnlfilllnghia.L
promise to marry her after an engagement of -five
years. The defendant says that since ho ' '
first became engaged to Miss Wflxin she bast ""
lost her good looks, and that, after discovering
that be had not the same affection for her bar
felt when they became engaged, be married a '
MIssLundy.of Whttechurchin Anguxtlasta.
a more suitable person.
A good story is told about a yonng
Hockland, Me., couple recently married. They i
"were plentifully beshowered with rice as they
left for tbe noon train after the wedding, bnt
on the cars they assumed tbe airs of an. old 1
married couple, hoping to escape defection. 1
They got out at the Union station. Portland. A
And as it was raining the groom spread the pro
tecting folds of his new -umbrella over hi
bride. As tha umbrella went np, two quarts of
Tic which had been carefully stowed within
came down. The hurrying throng saw therice,
the blushing couple, and "caught on."
Everything in the country of the Elver
Chat, in Central Asia, Is described by Gabriel
Bonvalotas covered with salt. It Is seen In tho
'waSs of the houses and on the banks of tha
rivers, and the water one drinks is very salt f 'j
Traveling saltpeter makers go in summer froTat M
place to place wherever the v can find material M
to work upon. Tbeir mode of operational a
Tough-and-ready one. Holes in the carth-ssrve -as
vats and boilers, and below these are placed
ovens. Abundance of brushwood supplies ma
terials for tbo fires. One workman makea
about SO pounds per day, worth a penny a
For six months or more workmen at a
quarry en Lay avenue, St. Louis, have been
finding human bones. They are fonnd ara;
-. Vfr. .. v ........ i i. .. sow., ,. ,,.. mm , .. . wa wib
limestone 75 feet deep. There are evidences ofr
either a waterway that one traie existed on tm
surface of tha earth, tr it may h-re 'beOTa.r
subterranean river. At anv rate, thera Is erfecv. J?
Indication of a ditch or water course of Boms'
kind, -which ha been filled with Clay. In wnicb'
tbe bones are found. It maybe that these J
hmta, vara tiT,im! vhoni ttiv ftnt fmrnfl 1mfl.'-
before the limestone was formed over the water
course. How they came there and to what race
the people belonged, are interesting questions
Hendrick Hudson was not the first white
man to sail the Hudson. An old French map
by Dufosss has just been received by Stata"
Librarian Howell, at Albany, which shows that
the river bearing bis name was known as tha1
Riviere Grande before Mr. Hudson andihis
bold Dutch crew glided over the waters of it in.
tha Half Moon. This map is of great historical
value, establishimas it does beyond question'
the location of what waa called Nornmbega."
Prof. Eben Horsf ord baa lately given consider
able time tot lbcatmg Norumbecs. and finally!
'decided that It was in the eastern part of Mas. ;
sacbusetts. This map, which was made In lGOo, i
locates Norumbega In the Tletnltji of the.--
Grande or Hudson river. --' ;
At Minneapolis an electric light wire,fi
passing down in front of a store, got ont toll
place, and formed a connection with a larjg
iron plate in the sidewalk; A nnmber ot pedes. :
xrians stepped upon the walk: and received
shocks. Those inside the store noticed tha
trouble after some time, bat they did not dara
cross the steps leading to tbe walk. Finally
ttaev secured the attention Dt a Tjaaser-hrloiw
enough to bringan electrician. In tbo 'mean
time the fun progressed. An old ladyaped
on the section, and with a scream she tknwher
bundles, eave a jump, and fell inseaolMa, JA.
dogwas the next-victlin. and witk a disgusted
yelp b whirled about to grasp his supposed
assailant This electric wire had transmitted
Its power to'tbeatone slab. The fortonata-ln-dinduala
who wore rubber shoe passed over
the stone -nnatroclted. At last a rubber-coated,
rubber-mittened electrician mounted a ladder,
and turned the current into Its own phmiAi,
TUB BST THAT'S Mfe.
"Dots your teacher ever get mad?
"Yes, Indeed. I am often the victim of Ma
rollar Passion. Uarptirt Szzor.
"I hear John has a place Tinder "the -Gov
ernment." Yes." 'Make any moneyr"
"Heaps; (100,000 week. He's in the mint.-Jfua-icyt
AGchoolboy being asked in an examfna ,
tlon to state the sTraUeaace cf LL-D., wtossi
"IOhD. stands for lunj -and liver doctor.'''
There are more pictures of George "WasKj
lnrton sold In tnl country iaa -vearthanof any. .,
other-person. For flrures apply to the Pojtofflea y
Department. xoawr tnaunua.
What? lathe widow Brown going to
be Jed to Hie altar for tho third ttoeT" No,"t
mess not. Sneonibtto ba able to find the way '
Irthe Lisa of Business Doctor A.ja
"Why do you give the UtUe Smith ooys so raneai
candy, eaxe and soda water?" . :
Doctor B "I'm Smith's family doctor.'V-
iiarptr1 jsazar. V
Daughter Pasa, why do the politiiaM
Pater-So that the can get along without gt
tinr stock in tee and thrown by taerrnppaneass,
She -"Why da you look so TinhapjrT.
beorra? Don't you know we are one nowf" Ho
'.Yes. I've heard that before, butwnenKeome?j
to paying the noterbiu the landlord aoesn J
tO UU& W. mJtmfmVTV m ImhmO.mS.
A JCODXBJS' SOXANCX.
Although they went to school together,", 'ii
And xrew -an children side oy siac -..
He never dreamed how much beloved her
TTntll heY wpftlttivnnHadled.
Jenks I thonffht this was a connbJ
where the peerage did not exlW'
,v. -..-i, , . .. ,nrTit theotherd
and heard the waiters talking boat some new
York counts. Kearney Entcrprue. "i!
TtnaiMim "TOTiim funeral it that?,',.
Nattve-"01e BUI WfileU." """T,.
musthaveheeuasinsn eU forth sacM
large turnout" Ktlv-"8ood aatYo n
shoutia'. He licked darned ner everybodyln
theeonntvlnht. tlme.''-rrra BauU xpru
The Proper jerson.-"Bub how far Slit
to tbe daypo?" he aste of a lad on Jcffersotfave.
analMilanl i, hBbssssss1
in. --nr.1 k.tfor iik some TresehBsaaXYMI