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P1TTSBUKG. THURSDAY. NOV. 7, 1SS9.
FITTSBUBG AND HEE QUESTS.
Pittsburg Yesterday welcomed its visitors
from the nations of America, in a variety of
ways. The columns of the city newspapers;
the official greeting of the committee which
met the guests before they reached the city;
the crowds which gathered at the depot
when the delegates arrived; and finally the
reception at which the leaders of society
and business greeted our visitors, were each
in their war expressions of the general
welcome which the city extends to the
assembled representatives of the "Western
Prpbably both popular gatherings and
formal receptions are by this time somewhat
familiar to oar visitors; and to make the
visit a leading part of their memories of the
trip, we must rely on features of their enter
tainment which are unique and fresh.
.Fortunately in our picturesque and
impressive, as well as utilitarian, collection
of glowing mills, fiery fnrnaces and flaming
gas escapes, we can show them sights which
will afford a striking contrast to those they
have seen, either in the East or West. If
within the next two days, our visitors can
gain a thorough conception of our indus
trial capabilities, as well as of our novel
features, the effort for their entertainment
will be fully repaid.
Beyond that, it is the fact that the wel
come and the desire to entertain are born of
the community of interest and the desire
for unity among tne American Republics,
which is the universal sentiment of Pitts
burg. It is not alone the desire for an ex
tension of the opportunities for money
making. The community of feeling grow
in? out of sentimentality in political inde
pendence from Old World rule, extends to
the commercial interest. The unity with
which European domination is abjured in
cludes also the mutual reliance to be secured
by the interchange of products and the
union of commercial enterprises.
With these views, Pittsburg devotes her
self to the entertainment of the nation's
guests, in the hope that what they see here
will not only interest them, but will prove
conducive to the great purposes for which
they have come to the United States.
CHANCES F0S OUR UHXI0KAIBES.
. One of the most striking indications that
the public spirit of Pittsburg is rising to
something in due proportion to her indus
trial greatness is the manner in which our
wealthiest citizens are developing the ten
dency to come lorward with gifts ol the most
generous character for the public benefit.
When the late William Thaw died the fear
was expressed that Pittsburg might not find
a successor to his broad and catholic gener
osity; but the gratifying fact seems likely to
be developed that his example will be no
less powerful after his death than while he
was living. Mrs. Schenley's magnificent
donations ot land, and her readiness to do
something in aid of the Exposition; Mr.
Carnegie's long-pending offer of a free libra
ry, and the effort by which the Exposition
Society was put in working order are differ
ent examples of the sort named. There are
numerous other citizens ot large wealth, and
numerous other ways in which their money
can be made to benefit Pittsburg. What
better monuments can our millionaires raise
for themselves than gifts like these, which
will at once perpetuate their memory and
benefit the city where their wealth was
THE PABI8 EXPOSITION.
The Paris Exposition closed yesterday.
In every respect it has been a success,
artistically, financially and politically.
We say politically, because beyond a doubt
the interest taken in the Exposition by
Frenchmen, and more especially by the
Parisians, did a great deal to dull the edge
of the popular enthusiasm for General
Bonlanger. Indeed had not the attention
of the effervescent populace ot Paris been
diverted from the dazzling schemes of "le
brav' Gene-al" by the great exhibition,
there is no telling but that France might have
been now in the throes of a bloody revolu
tion. The picture of Prance after the Ex
position is far more agreeable to the friends
of the Republic than that presented in the
early days of this year.
If. is not easy to compute the greatness of
the advantages which have accrued to
Prance through her Exposition. The shop
keepers of Paris, the railroads, the hotels,
and almost everyone in that gay capital
Have harvested great gains from the millions
of foreigners whom the Exposition attracted.
The industries of the land have also received
immense benefits from their exploitation,
and in innumerable ways Prance, as a
whole, has been strengthened, enriched and
cheered by the great undertaking's success.
We ourselves have seen the same results
on a much smaller scale come to Pittsburg
from her Exposition, and still Pittsburgers
will do well to study carefully the reasons
for the stupendous success of the Parisian
enterprise. They will find foremost among
the causes the unanimous enthusiasm and
devotion of the whole French nation, Gov
ernment and governed, in the cause of the
Exposition. Every Frenchman tried his
hardest to help the Exposition, even if he
could do no more than cheer for it. That is
the kind of spirit we want here. That is
the sort of support the World's Fair no
matter where held ought to receive from
this nation in 1892.
THE ANARCHISTIC EFF0BT.
The Anarchist importations' from foreign
lands appear to be making an especial effort
to disseminate their doctrines of revolution
for revolution's sake in Pittsburg. They
could hardly find more unpromising ground
for their effort. The workingmen of Pitts
burg are thoroughly informed of the fact
that they are free men; that they can share
in the acquirement of the property which
they help to create, and that they regulate
their own wages. Being fully aware of
their rights and duties, as citizens of a free
government by law, they will pay little
heed to fanatics who tell them they are
slaves and incite them to revolt and destroy
the prosperity which they now enjoy. As
long as the Anarchists restrict themselves
to words they can do little harm. If they
proceed to arson and riot, they will be
promptly and severely suppressed.
WITH AND WITHOUT PATBOHaGE.
The ingenious people who deem it incum
bent upon them to find the true reason for
everything, will be sure to discover half a
dozen separate and conflicting ones for the
Republican set-back in so many States on
Tuesday. Of course, the first thing to do is
to refer the results to the national adminis
tration. That is a convenient habit It
saves thinking. Accordingly, the country
will be told with equal gravity to-day that
the Democrats gained: (1) Because Presi
dent Harrison and his Cabinet have not
lived up sufficiently close to their personal
and platform civil service pledges; (2) be
cause they had too much recant for civil
service ideas, and did not turn the Demo
crats out of office with the promptness which
a holy consideration of the eagerness of Re
publican applicants should have inspired;
(3) because Corporal Tanner was discharged
from the Pensions oflice; (4) because Cor
poral Tanner was not discharged soon
enough; (5) because the President does not
rely on his own convictions sufficiently, but
consults the wishes of the leaders of the
party, in respect to patronage too much;
(6) because the President is not subservient
enough to tie leaders. And so the wise
comments will run, ad infinitum.
It needs bnt little reflection to realize that
any snch attempt to sum up the vote of
Tuesday, and to lay it upon the shoulders
of the national administration is to greatly
exaggerate what at most was but one factor
among many. There were loeal elements in
the different States which were powerfully
active, and which had little or no reference
to anything which arose at Washington.
That the question of Federal patronage
and the manner in which it has been
handled may have produced dissatisfaction
is very likely the case; but the conflicting
character of the complaints shows that any
course the President might have pursued
would have produced dissatisfaction.
The truth is that the Republican success
of last year, in connection with the reverses
of this year, show, if anything, that the party
is stronger without patronage than with it.
THE CANAL AND ITS DIFFICULTIES.
In an article reviewing, in a more favor
able spirit than most of the Philadelphia
papers have shown, the status of the Erie
and Pittsburg canal scheme, the Press of
that city points out three difficulties which
have to be overcome before the project can
succeed. The first is the legal difficulty in
terposed in the purchase of the canal bed by
the Pennsylvania Company; the next is the
practical difficulty as to whether water can
be obtained for the higher levels; and the
third is the financial difficulty of the cost
and the delays which are necessary before
Congress can be induced to take hold of the
The first two points have an easy solution.
The right of eminent domain can secure the
land necessary for the canal in whatever
hands it may be held; and the reports of
Messrs. Moody and Roberts show that the
supply of water is only limited by the ques
tion of cost in constrncting feeders. The
question of the money necessary, and of in
ducing Congress to undertake the work is
the one great difficulty. We think that
everyone appreciates that, and understands
that to that work the united effort of all
Western Pennsylvania must be directed.
A very important fact is stated by the
Press in the remark. "Perhaps one of the
greatest mistakes our Western friends made
was when they declined a quarter of a cen
tury ago to accept Colonel Milnor Roberts'
suggestion to enlarge the old Erie Exten
sion Canal and render it available for the
very purposes for which the proposed canal
is designed." The force of this statement is
indisputable. If the canal had been pre
served and enlarged in accordance with the
far-sighted proposition of Colonel Roberts
Pittsburg would to-day have had a popula
tion of nearly a million, and Western
Pennsylvania would have contained a fifty
per cent greater total of industry. But the
knowledge of the great mistake that was
committed should only arouse Western Penn
sylvania to the necessity of lemedying the
error, and the perception that the loss can
be made good.
This is a matter in which the entire pub
lic is interested, and all citizens should work
together with the determination that the
canal shall be brought into existence in the
EMITTS DOUBTFUL FATE.
The report that Dr. Peters, the leader of
the German Emin Relief Expedition, has
been killed while not far inland from the
Zanzibar coast, will add to the interest
with regard to the appearance of Stanley,
and will heighten the general anxiety to
learn whether it is the case that Stanley
has Emin with him, or that Emin was cap-
i tured by the Soudanese and has not been
In all the reports, with one exception,
that have come from East Africa concern
ing Stanley's approach, there has been a
practical agreement that Emin and Stanley
were returning in company. The exception
was furnished by the letter from Stanley,
published the other day, which stated that
on his return to Wadelai from the Congo
he found the Equatorial Province nearly
conquered by the Mahdists, and Emin and
his companions missing and presumably
prisoners. The further statement that alter
waiting to hear from them he concluded to
march for the East coast would lead to the
conclusion that the reports of Emin's re
turn with Stanley were wholly erroneous.
On the other hand the hope that Emin
may be with Stanley is founded on the possi
bility that he may have rejoined the march
to the coast after Stanley's letter was writ
ten, the date of which is not published.
This is a rather insufficient basis for hope,
however, more especially since the facts re
ported by Stanley's letter, agree pretty
nearly with the 'story sent into the British
lines by Osman Digma nearly a year ago, of
the defeat of Emin at Lodo and his subse
quent capture. The weight of testimony,
until the contrary is proved by more indis
putable news than can generally be obtained
from the interior of Africa, is to the effect
that Emin is a prisoner, if not slain.
The whole world will, of course, join in
the hope that Emin is with Stanley and
that both will reach the coast without peril
from the bellicose Sorrali, or Masai. Such
a result of Stanley's last great march would
go far toward compensating for the disasters
which have overthrown civilization along
the entire line of the Kile.
Iowa and Allegheny, though Republican
strongholds, both elect Democratic candi
dates from soeclal reasons. The moral of each
election is written so plainly in the returns
that he who runs, as well as be who has
run, may read.
The idea of making the nickel-in-the
slot idea supersede the excessively numer
ous train boy, is objected to by the Wash
ington Star on the ground that when
enough machines had been set up to supply
books, magazines, papers, candies, gum
drops, chewing tobacco, playing cards, sand
wiches, traveling caps, and all the rest of
the staples, there would be no room left for
the passengers. But the esteemed Star
fails to perceive that this would be so much
better for the passengers. They would then
be able to establish the reform of throwing
the machines out of the window, which they
are prevented from doing in.the case of the
train boys by the law against cruelty to
Mobs attacking the private residence of
an obnoxions political leader, do so with
full notice that the fellow at whose house
they shoot off their fireworks may deem it
his privilege to be the shooter instead of the
The report that a wealthy farmer ot
Posey cpunty,Indiana,recentlypaid,55,000 for
a gold brick made ofthe best quality of brass,
proves that the hoop-pole region is catching
up with the commercial spirit ofthe age.
We should not wonder if Posey county
should yet become far enough in line with
the financial humbugs of the day, to bite
as greedily at trust certificates as Wall
street was doing in the early part of the
The brilliant foreign policy which results
in an apology cannot be deemed very aggres
sive. 'Secretary Blaine must be impressed
with the conviction by this time that as a
diplomatic orator Misuer is a misfit.
The young sprout of the American plu
tocracy who recently married an Irish bar
maid was evidently bent in rectifying the
matrimonial balance of trade. Shall
Briton take all of our heiresses without
any compensation, from the ranks of the ale
serving deities of the nobility and gentry?
That story abont Vice President Morton's
bar turns out to have been a weak invention
of some imaginative person, who considered
a cheap lie to be a more satisfactory product
of a mental effort than no lie at all.
The fact that it costs England $1,200
every time that one of her big 110 ton guns
is fired proves that the monster ordnance
is effective in one respect. Every shot that
is fired strikes England in a vital spot,
namely, the pocket of her taxpayers.
To-dat Pittsburg exerts herself as the
host and entertainer of the Western world.
The visit will be returned hereafter by our
In New York the old adage is decidedly
reversed by the discovery that the dead wire
is better than a live horse, and is able to
convert the live horse into a dead one in
short order. But of course there is no dan
cer in the overhead wires.
Amis the wreck of matter and the crash
of slates, Pennsylvania carries comfort to the
administration with the intelligence that
Boyer is elected.
If the Servian Government can borrow
$7,500,000, it may be able to invite the Em
perors and Bismarck to come and visit Bel
grade. The travels of the great powers
make almost as brisk times for the money
lenders as their wars.
The Hatfields and McCoys should be
notified that the great virtue of the Kilkenny
cat process was that the job was finished
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Mrs. Lanqtry has taken the St. James'
Theater, London, for a year.
The Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Pierson bade his
host of friends at Philadelphia goodby on Sun
day last, and on Saturday will sail for Europe.
The Edison Waltz and the Buffalo Bill Galop
have supplemented the Boulanger March as
popular music in Paris. The Whltelaw Reid
Sonata is an imminent possibility.
Mme. Henky Greville announces that the
old nome of George Sand, Nahant, is now for
sale. Mme. Dudevant's bedroom and study
will remain exactly as she left them.
Srn Ciiarles Russell, the English barris
ter, makes more money than any lawyer in the
world. He lives well, works hard, and still re
joices in the fact that he is comparatively a
The Russian Emperor, as be grows older,
becomes in appearance more and more a
typical Cossack; colossal in figure, entirely
bald, flat-nosed, and enormously mnstached
Mrs. Bed field Proctor will spend most
of the winter In the 8outb, nursing her Invalid
son. In her absence her daughter and her
niece, Miss Carey, will preside over the War
A monument to Samuel Slater is to be un
veileM at Pawtncket on July 12, 1890, the cen
tennial anniversary of the first operation of
cotton-spinning machinery in America, of
which machinery Mr. Slater was thf maker.
The twelfth anniversary of the burial of
Indiana's late Governor, Oliver P. Morton, was
commemorated by placing in position at his
grave a marble bust, from the studio of Sim
mons, the sculptor, of Rome, Italy, a gift of
A fitting memorial window Is being erected
In tho Sage Cnapel at Cornell College by the
students iu civil engineering, in memory of
Edward S. Nevins, the hero of the class of '90,
who lot his life last winter while endeavoring
to savethat of a young woman who fell
through the ice. Ex-President A. D. White
suggested this when in Egypt,
AN ICHNEUMON ON B0AED.
A Harmless Little Animal That Terriflei
New London, Conit., November 6. A gang
of local stevedores is discharging a cargo of
logwood from the west coast of Africa for the
Johnsons, manufacturers at Montville, a few
miles up the Thames river, and it works in
terror. The Captain of the vessel brought
from the East a pet ichneumon, but in crossing
the ocean the beast got out ot its cage, and is
hidden somewhere in the hold. The country
stevedores never heard of an ichneumon be
fore, and they fancy it is something like either
a crocodile or a boa constrictor. The Captain
is unable to persuade them that their notion is
an erroneous one, and that his pet Is no worse
than a big weasel.
They imagine he is trying to deceive them so
that they will unload the vessel. They handle
the ca'go gingerly and jump at every sound,
while a big crowd of villagers throngs the
wharf expecting at every instant to hear a wild
shriek from the men and behold a hideous
beast as bit; as a rhinoceros making across the
deck for them.
THE CONSCIENCE FUND INCREASED.
A Converted t-'mngglcr Restores 82,300 to
Bockfoed, III., November 6. In his dis
course here last evening, Evangelist Moody
said he had just received a draft of $2,600 from
a man who had been a Canadian smuggler, and
who had been converted under his ministra
tions. Mr, Moody had told him that if his sal
vation wero to be made sure bo must make
complete restitution to tbe Government which
he had defrauded.
The man asked Mr. Moody to send this draft
to the proper authorities, and said it Was the
total amount out of which he had beaten the
A Level-Headed Bishop Where to Study
Political Sarcasm A Newsboy's Pro
ptaecv A Boom for Spanish.
The Bishop of Gibraltar has refused to es
tablish a chaplaincy at Monte Carlo, the great
gambling resort of all Europe, because he
thinks that if he did he would be pronouncing
Monte Carlo a safe and fit place of residence
for English visitors.
This action of the Bishop of Gibraltar re
minds me ot a story they tell of a certain Epls
coDal Bishop in Pennsylvania. He was asked
to send a clergyman to a straggling settlement
in a mountainous region of Central Pennsyl
vania. Be acceded to the request, and sent a
young man to look; after the mountaineers.
The newcomer did his best, worked hard, and
tried to win the lumbermen by all sorts of
practical means. But work as ha would he
could never muster a larger congregation than
four grown persons and a dozen children. He
grew disheartened at tbe end of the year and
wrote to bis Bishop, stattng the discouraging
results of his labors. The result was that the
young man shortly afterward was given a cur
acy in Philadelphia.
One of the four who made up the adult por
tion of the congregation wroto to the Bishop
protesting against the removal of the pastor.
To this tho Bishop replied briefly, thus:
Dear Sir When shepherds are plentiful and
cheap enough to be apportioned at the rate of one
to every four sheep I will provide a shepherd for
your flock. Tours, etc,
If you have a desire to study the niceties of
sarcasm these days wait upon the words of the
Hon. Christopher L. Magee.
Late on Tuesday night when Nebraska and
Pennsylvania were the only States certainly
known to have been carried by the Republicans
a gentleman asked Mr. Magee what he thought
of the election.
"I think," said he, slowly and solemnly, "that
this Is a most glorious vindication of the admin
istrationtwo out ot ten Statesl"
A TOUNGSTEBwho ran across the Sixth
street bridge last night with a bnndle of even
ing papers under his arm must have been read
ing tbe Press editorials or has the gift of
prophecy, for he sbonted as he ran: "Quay for
President all about the election." -acuity
Or course it is a little thing, but it is worth
mentioning that Dick Johnston long ago won
tbe friendship of all the newspaper reporters
about the Court House. Not least among the
many good qualities of the District Attorney
elect are bis nnfailing cood nature and unwav
ering courtesy. It takes a good deal of patience
to answer all the qustions a lively reporter asks,
but I do not think a reporter ever exhausted
The congratulations of the court reporters of
two or tree years ago are as warmly tendered to
the victor as any others.
One of the results of the visit of the Pan
American Congress to this city may be to at
tract tho attention of business men to tbe value
of the Spanish language.
If the United States are to push their trade
properly in the Southern Continent of 'America
their advance gnard must be formed of men
who can speak Spanish, for that language is
virtually the vehicle of speech in all the South
American States. Very few Americans think
of learning Spanish, but it is evident that the
commercial value of tbe language is bound to
increase if this Congress and tout effect any
thing. Spanish is not a difficult language to
learn under any circumstances, but to one who
has a fair knowledge of Latin first, and French
secondly, it is exceedingly easy. It is a very
soft and mellifluous language also. Mr. Will
iam Dean Howells, in tbe current number of
Barrier's Magazine, shows, too, how valuable a
knowledge of the language of Cervantes maybe
to a modern man of letters. He extracts a
great many rounds of ammunition from the
preface of Senor Armando Palacio Valdes'
latest novel, and fires them off in defense of his
doctrine of realism applied to novel writing.
FAMILIES SERVED WITH MEALS.
A System of Coteries; Tfant Is Not Fopnlarin
From the New York Sun.l
"It would seem," said a New York woman
recently, "that we have not taken very kindly
to what might be called the itinerant catering
service. A friend from a Western town who is
in the city with a crippled child for treatment
wrote me to secure for her a furnished room
near a physician, and arrange to have their
meals served there. I went at once, after en
gaging a very pleasant backparlor, to look up
the New York Catering Company, which I
hazily recollected used to be on Sixth avenue,
somewhere among the forties. Not finding it
readily, I inquired in tbe neighborhood and
learned that the concern sold out and went out
ot existence two or three years ago, presuma
ably on account of non support.
"My informant told me beside that he knew
ot but on6 other similar enterprise in operation
in tbe city, that conducted by a colored man
further down the avenue on a much less ex
tended scale. I fonnd and interviewed this
person, and was surprised at the moderate
prices he gave me. Seven dollars per week for
one, S12 for two, or SIS for three. He gave me
a list of dishes for that day's service, eggs,
chops, a cereal, two kinds of hot bread, and
coffee for breakfast, witb soup, fish, roast beef
and two vegetables, a salad desert and coffee
for dinner. Only two meals are served. In
answer to my inquiry be told me that the roast
meat was sliced and servea on a small platter,
a generous portion being allowed for each. I
rather objected to this, and after some further
discussion be agreed to serve whole joints, en
tire puddings and pies and the like, for tbe two
persons whose need I was endeavoring to sup
ply, for 820 per week.
"My friend is greatly pleased with his service,
says everything that ought to come hot does,
and all things come garnished and appetizing.
Before I finished with tbe man I found out that
most of bis custom comes from furnished room
occupants and small flats occupied by two or
three adults, who can by this means dispense
with a servant or need only an inexpensive one.
Yet the fact tnat be has not all tbe customers
be wants and tbat he Is almost tbe only repre
sentative In the field (I heard later of one
other, less prosperous even than he) indicates
that the system is not a popular one."
DE. PETERS A TISI0NARI.
His Work In Africa Where No Other Whito
Man Ever Wn.
ISPECIaL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
New York, November 6. Dr. Peters was a
somewhat visionary man, who first became
known In 1SS4 as one of the founders
of German stations in East Africa.
He inspired a good many wealthy
men In Germany with bis own enthusiastic
faith in the possibilities of starting colonies
and developing trade in East Africa, and the
result was the proclaiming of the German pro
tectorate and tbe formation of the German
East African Company, whose troubles with
the natives led to Captain Wissman's present
campaign against Chief Bnshiri.
If Dr. Peters reached Korkorro, as the late
dispatches Intimate, be bad traveled almost, it
not quite, within sight of Mt. Kenia, and pass
ing Denhardts, furthest on the river, crossed a
stretch of country about 70 miles wide, which
no whits man bad previously visited. It is the
warlike and treacherous Somali who have pre
vented travelers from thoroughly exploring the
Tana river. It was they who, two years ago,
killed Dr. Juehlke, tbe companion of Dr.
Peters in organizing tbe East African Com
pany, and they also murdered soma missiona
ries recently, who had tbe temerity to settle on
the Tana river. If it is true that Dr. Peters
and his caravan have all been killed, the
calamity is the greatest tbat has befallen any
East African expedition, as It comprised sev
eral hundred men, including ball a dozen
Europeans. Tbe extent of the disaster cannot
be known until it is learned whetuer the rear
column of the expedition was included in it.
RARE RABBIT STORIES.
More Hares Than 'Skeeters In Jcrsry, if the
Tales All Hans Together.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
Friday was the "cream" of the Jersey rabbit
shooting season as the opening day always is
and tbe endeavors of several Burlington coun
ty parties to lay claim to "high.wagon" on the
return homo resulted in tbe "bagging" of a
very large nnmbet of rabbits. The highest
score thus far reported was a party of ten gun
ners from Mt. Holly, who killed 106 rabbits on
tbe opening day. , ,
Another party of seven killed 52 rabbits; a
party of two gunners killed S3 rabbits; one of
eight killed 27; one of three killed 20, and an
other party of four killed 31 rabbits.
Disappointment for Somebody.
From the Indianapolis Journal. 1
After having considered for months "the way
it looks," In the various close States, students
or tbe political situation and readers of the
newspapers can now settle down to the con
templation of things as they are. It depends a.
little on your politics as to whether the after or
before-taking view is preferable.
Miss Cora Belle Boston Married to John
A wedding looked forward to for some time
in East End circles was solemnized in the East
Liberty Presbytenan Church last evening at 6
o'clock. Tbe ceremony which made Miss Cora
Belle Easton the bride of Mr. John Winslow
Hubbard was performed by Rev. Dr. Kumler,
pastor of that church.
Prof. Gittings played selections from Lohen
grin as the bridal party advanced to the altar
in the following order: Ushers, Messrs. Watt
Foster, James Lochart, Edward Peterson, Al
pha P. Easton, a brother of the bride, Charles
Henderson and E. W. Davis; bridemalds,
Misses Margaret McCain, Bessie A. Farr, tbe
latter from Wellsburg, W. Va., Grace Williams
and Emma Hubbard, a sister of tbe groom;
maid of honor. Miss Margaret Easton, immedi
ately preceded the bride, who was escorted by
her father. Mr. W. T. Easton.
At the altar the groom and best man, Mr.
Charles Hubbard, his brother, awaited them.
Upon leaving tbe church Mr. Easton attended
his daughter. Miss Margaret, and the four
bridemalds were attended by four ushers,
leaving Messrs. Charles Henderson and E. W.
Davis in attendance npon each other.
After the serviees at the cburch tbe guests
were conveyed to the home of tbe bride's pa
rents, corner of Roud and Ellsworth avenue,
where a reception was held. The decorations
of tbe house were very artistic and of tbe
Southern style. The halls were filled with hot
house plants and ferns. The drawing rooms,
with window drapines of golden silk, were
trimmed with bright green palms and smilax,
while the mantels were banked with roses.
uernert's orchestra, screened by large paims
and ferns, furnished tbe music, and Kubn
served a deligbtfnl supper.
The bridal attire was of pearl white corded
silk, made low neck and sleeveless, the bodice
composed of fine plaits from the shoulder,
shirred to a point in front, and tbe same pointed
effect was observed in tho back, with a full
train shirred on. The front of the skirt was
laid in broad plaits, and the whole was trimmed
witb duchess lace. White roses composed the
bouquet, and tbe groom's present, a diamond
pendant, was norn. Long evening gloves met
the fall of auchess lace from the shoulder.
The bridemalds were in Empire costumes of
delicate blue and pink silk, with low necks and
no sleeves. Lovely embroidered sashes were
folded across the front and looped high up un
der the arms in the back. Tbe maid of honor
wore a similar costume of cream-colored silk
and carried cream roses. Tbe maids in pink
carried roses of tbe same color, and those in
bine carried bouquets of cream roses. The
wsddlng presents were displayed on the second
floor and formed a most attractive exhibit.
The bride is a lovely brunette, and the daugh
ter of Mr. W. T. Easton, of the firm of Biber fc
Easton. on Market street. The groom is of the
hrm of Hubbard & Co., and a very popular
young man. The young couple departed last
evening for a trip to Western cities. On their
return they will make their horns in the East
THE GORDON RECEPTION.
Farewells Givrn to Commissioner Dalzell's
At the reception giy,en by Mrs. Alexander
Gordon yesterday afternoon she was assisted
by her daughter, Miss Gordon, her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. George Gordon and Miss Caroline
Boorum, of Brooklyn, N. Y. a sister of Mrs.
The lovely country home of the hostess with
its long carriage drives and surroundings of
forest trees, was very attractive in tbe bright
sunlight of the autumn day on the outside.
The Interior was radiant and fragrant with
sweet smelling plants and the glorious chry
santhemums In all colors.
A large number of ladies of the higher circles
of society from Pittsburg, Allegheny and the
East End were in attendance. After greeting
the ladies receiving, the guests passed into the
long dining room, where Kuhn served elabor
The handsome toilet worn by Mrs. A. Gordon
was of heavy black silk, high neck and long
sleeves, with crochet silk trimmings. Her
daughter, Miss Gordon, was arrayed In a tasty
costume of white silk made in a modern design,
the bodice half low and elbow sleeves. Miss
Boorum was attired in a pretty black silk tissue
made over a delicately shaded pink silk with
bodice rounded at the neck and sleeveless.
Mrs. George Gordon wore a Parisian cos
tume of shrimp pink silk brocade, en princess,
witb full court train. The front opened over a
white silk petticoat trimmed with crush roses
under drapings of white silk tissue. Tbe
bodice was low and sleeveless and exquisitely
trimmed with the crushed roses. Gloves to
correspond with the c istumes were worn by
the ladles, and Douquets of roses held by each.
Tbe event served a double purpose by intro
ducing Miss Boorum, who will make a short
visit in tbe city, to a number of ladies and also
afforded a great many an opportunity of saying
farewell to Mrs. John Dilzell and her daugh
ter. Miss Bessie, who will leave the first of the
week for Washington.
A Deaf and Dumb Couple.
A decidedly novel wedding took place at the
Reformed Presbyterian church, on Eighth
street, last evening. Two mutes, Mr. Henry
Roberts and Miss Mary A. Powers, with tbe
assistance of Miss Sarah Woodside as Inter
preter, took tbe vows tbat made them one for
life. They are both of them former pupils of
tbe Wilkinsburg Home and members of the
church in wiiioh they were married. Rev.
David McAllister was the officiating clergy
man. In a Social Way.
Mb. and Mrs. Charles H. Spencer cele
brated tbeir fifth wedding anniversary last
evening, at their homo on Amberson avenue,
Sbadyslde. A number of friends offered con
gratulations and a very pleasant evening was
Mrs. H. E. Monroe will give her lecture on
the Civil War to-night at tbe Braddock Opera
House. The lecture will be fully illustrated
by stcreopticon views, a number of which are
The Young Men's Library Association of the
Twenty-fourth ward, will bold tbeir ninth
annual reception at Turner Hall, Jane street,
Remember tbe reception of tbe Helping
Hand Society to-day at their rooms, 175 Fedeial
street, Allegheny. Hours from 3 to 9 P. M.
From the Philadelphia Press.!
With reference to tho Democratic still hunt
in Pennsylvania it is still still stiller, in fact,
AFTER THE BATTLE.
Wheelinq Intelligencer: Serves you right.
You should never bet.
Indianapolis Sentinel (Dem): B. Harrison
probably feels tbis morning as if his adminis
tration was not entirely a success.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem): Maryland
simply laughed at the effort of tbe Federal
administration to make her a Republican
Philadelp hia Record (Dem): Now if
Fire-Alarm Foraker has been sent to the rear,
along with Boss Mahone, it will take the sore
ness out of Democratic defeat wherever Demo
cratic defeat has been compassed. And the
satisfaction of it would not be -confined to
Omo State Journal (Rep): It was a fight
on Foraker from start to finish; not so much on
thlrd-termism or anything else as a beastly
bitter figbt on Foraker. Whenever the third
term or other objection was raised it was done
to disguise the real object, that of the personal
fights against Foraker.
PHUAiiELPniA -Press (Rep): There Is no
faltering in Pennsylvania. Another emphatic
victory is added to the long roll of triumphs
which place this State at tbe head of the Re
publican column. With nothing to stimulate
interest and with an unusual degree of apathy,
the result demonstrates an unwavering fidelity
to Republican principles.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette (Rep): The
absolutely unwarranted and supremely ridicu
lous notion that there was something perilous
in electing a man Governor a third time, has
played an important part in the scratching of
Governor Foraker. So far as it goes it is a case
of popular inbeclllty. All tbe gods fight in vain
against the indurated formidableness of stupid
ity. Philadelphia Times (Dem): We sincerely
congratulate Virginia and as sincerely con
gratulate the nation over this grand victory in
Virgiuia. It will halt the race war tbat has
been recklessly and wantonly fanned Into
flame by the Mahones and Chalmers of the
South, and it Is an admonition to President
Harrison and his Cabinet that they can't play
with pitch without being defiled.
Philadelphia Inquirer (Rep): There is
no trifling with the earnest Republicanism of
Pennsylvania. Party management io this
State is viciously and wrongly criticised by self
made reformors of other States, but its results
are full of satisfaction to the people of the
State; tbey come in tbe high character and in
tegrity of its administrations, and they are sup
ported by unbroken Republican majorities.
Interesting Facts Aboat the People of a
From a Lecture on New Mexico.
Tbe language of most of tbe people Is the
Spanish of the time of Ferdinand and Isabella.
The people still thrash out their grain with
sheep and goats, and tread out the juice of tbe
grape with the naked feet. They plow with
wooden plows, and until within the past ten
years had departed in hardly any respect
from the customs of the first colonists, who
wero only a generation or two later than
Cortez and his conquistadores.
The country reminds one ot Palestine.
Patriarchal customs prevail, and the wealthy
Mexicans constitute an untitled aristocracy,
who are followed implicitly by the retainers
livingon their great domains. The country is
a pastoral one, tbo wealth of Its people con
sisting mainly of sheep and cattle. All crops
are raised by means of irrigation, and in the
valleys surprising results are obtained In grains
and fruits, and particularly in the grape.
The great artery of ths country is the Rio
Grande River, which diffuses fertility
throughout its wide sandy valley. Unlike the
otber frontier settlements of the United States,
the New Mexico towns are built compactly,
each about a plaza, so tbat the bouses form a
strong wall of a fort. Tbe principal house in
such a settlement is usually tbat of the owner
of the great Spanish or Mexican grant on which
tbe town Is built. This method of construction
was rendered imperatively necessary by tbe
continual war made against tbe whites by the
surrounding savage Indian tribes of the plain
and mountains, and which has only ceased in
tbe last five years.
The Hidalgo, or wealthy Mexican of Spanish
descent, retains all the best characteristics of
the Spanish cavalier. He is brave, hospitable,
generous, and one finds behind the walls of the
great one-story adobe bouses women who sus
tain tbe reputation of tbe beauty of Andalusia.
Tbe mines of tals territory, once famous, tell
into long disuse. Here are found gold and
silver mines, tbe richness ot which is just be
ginning to be realized. New Mexico is also the
land of the Cbalcquihuitl, or turquols, which
precious stone is only found In NewMexico and
Persia. It is stated on high authority tbat in
the seventeenth century the finest turquois in
the world was obtained from New Mexico.
CIDER AT $4 50 PER QUART.
A Thousand Bushels of Apples Used Dally to
Norwich, Conn., November 6. The Con
necticut cider mill grinds steadily. It grinds
finer than the old-fashioned mill used to do,
whose motive power was a broken-down horse
that crawled all day over a tread-mill circuit,
led by a rope tbat was tied to a pole that was
stuck into tbe grinding machinery. The new
fangled machine hatchets apples and jams out
juice with nineteenth century celerity. The
modern mill makes 2,000 gallons a day, and It
runs as smoothly as a flour mill. A turbine
water wheel turns it. One mill here squeezes
out 2,000 gallons of cider a day. It sells at the
mill for 6 cents a gallon, and city folk drive
out there daily to buy it. Those who furnish
both apple3 and casks get their ciderf or a price
barely enough to compensate the mill for its
wear and tear.
At Rockville, in old Tolland county. Is an
other grand and glorious grinding and squeez
ing machine. It makes cider, cider jelly and
tbe best grade of foreign champagne, all out of
the same apples. It is believed this season's
output from this cider mill will keep tbe price
of French champagne right where it is in spite
of the attempt to advance tbe price by New
York handlers, who feared a dearth in the New
Jersey apple crop. This mill grinds 1,000 bush
els of apples a day, and presses the pummice
into 100 or 120 barrels of cider, equal to 3,000 or
5,000 gallons. The firm has on hand now 10,000
busnels of apples, and hopes to mash 25,000
bushels tbis year. It makes 100 two-quart pails
of cider jelly a day.
To turn cider into champagne is no miracle,
but a practical act in the business. The cider
is first placed in tanks, in tbe bottom of which
is a layer of fine sand. The cider runs through
tbe sand filter at the rate of a glass a min
ute. The sand is changed once in every
three days. After the cider has trickled
through tbe rUter it stands for six months be
fore it Is bottled, after which it is sold to city
bloods f or JM 60 a bottle. Some of it is sent to
California to connoisseurs in the heart of tbe
grape-producing land, who prefer imported for
eign to native wines. The cider for jelly is run
through three sets of long tanks with copper
pipes in the bottom, which are filled with
steam. The largest order for cider filled by
the concern tbis season called f dr 4S0 casks.
A LOST SON RECOVERED.
A mother Finds Her Boy, Abducted Nearly
Four Tears Ago.
Minneapolis, Novembers. In tbe winter
of 1880 Mrs. Fannie Butt 'supported herself by
keeping boarders in this city. She had two
children a boy named Frank and a girl named
Jessie. Among ber boarders was a man named
Raphael Price, who eventually became in
fatuated with Mrs. Butt and proposed mar
riage. She declined, but he became persistent
and finally threatened to steal ber boy If she
remained obdurate. She ordered him out of
ber house on March 1. He went, but on tbe
following day the boy mysteriously disap
peared. The police being unable to find any clew to
either child or abductor the mother broke up
ber house and left for Portland, Ore. Previous
to her leaving Minneapolis she received one or
two letters from Price informing her tbat tbe,
boy was well and taunting her with the state
ment that he seldom spoke of bis mother and
expressed no desire to return to ber. The first
information regarding tbe whereabouts of Price
and the boy was received at police headquart
ers in this city on October 7 last. Chief
Brackett found Mrs. Butt and telegraphed her
the information he had received.
It seems that Price bad left tbe boy with
Mrs. Ada M. Scales, of Lakcport, Lake county,
Cal., and then went to live on a claim. Mrs.
Scales opened a correspondence witn Mrs.
Butt, and the mother came to her place and re
covered her lost boy, nearly four years after he
was stolen, and tas now returned to Portland
CHARMS AGAINST EVIL.
Amusing Beliefs Entertained by Lovely
Women of the Present Day.
Among the many amusing superstitions of
women, perhaps the one tbat does the least
harm and affords any lady the greatest amount
of satisfaction is the wearing of the birthday
stone as a sort of amulet or charm to bespeak
good luck and to ward off all those bidden
misfortunes that the veil of the futurs
would most certainly reveal were it not lor
this same potent talisman, says the New York
World. A very charming woman whose birth
day chances to fall in tbe month of July, insists
that she never bad any luck until she adopted
the ruby for dally wear, and no amonnt of rail
lery or persuatlon can induce her to appear for
a single day without haying tbis beantiful
stone somewhere abont ber. either in a ring
upon ber slendor finger, a circlet upon her arm
or hidden somewhere in the lace about her
It may be only a tiny point of fire, but it
suffices to warn the envious fates that its
lovely possessor is guarded against tbeir bale
ful Influence. The opal, a stone of such un
lucky omen that few women will wear it at all,
loses all its objectionable qualities when worn
as a birthday stone. "When the birth stone
chances to be one of tbe secondary stones, and
therefore unsuitable to be about tbe toilet
used, it is often put in a seal and mounted with
the monogram or crest of tbe owner, and ex
ercises its occult influences just as benignly
when stamping tbe billets doux and dinner in
vitations of madame.
FREE SCHOOL BOOKS WIN.
Ward Heelers Beat tbe Better Element In
St. LonU Politics.
ISFKCIAL TELEQHAM TO TUB DISrATCH.1
St. Louis, November 6. There was a re
markable issue before tbe people in the school
election which occurred' to-day. It was the
question of free books for tbe public schools.
All the English morning papers opposed and
ridiculed the free book business, alleging tbat
the precedent would not stop at free books, but
suits of clothes, dresses and other articles
would De offered to induce pupils to attend
A ticket made up of eminently respectable
citizens, representing the two parties, opposed
the free books. Tbe free book ticket was made
up of the ward workers of both parties.
Tbe ward workers routed their opponents
horse and foot, and school books will hereafter
be free to scholars.
BOTES OF THE STAGE.
The Rentz-Santley Company Is drawing
crowds at Harry Williams'.
"Zozo, the Magic Queen," aspeetacular play
that has gained popularity wherever presented,
will be tho attraction at Harris' Tneater next
Mant novelties and an entirely new pro
gramme at tbe World's Museum next week.
The crowds this week have been the largest of
"Siberia," one of the best and most popular
of the late Hartley Campbell's plays, will be pre
sented at tbe Bijou next week. It has been re
vised and improved since it was last seen here.
Hoyt's "Midnight Bell," the latest, and ac
cording to the press of other cities, the best of
tbat anthor's plays, will be the attraction at
tbe Opera House next week. It Is described as
a homespun comedy of Yankee life. The ad
vance sale of seats begins to-day.
HEW YORK HEWS.
Shot an Election Crony.
IJTSW TORK BUREAU SPECIALS. 1
New York. November 8. John Bray and
"Scarg" Smith, alias Williams, professional
Eastsido toughs, worked together at the polls
all yesterday, and in tbe evening got drunk to
gether. Shortly after U o'clock tbey fell to
wrangling in the street about politics. With
out warning, Smith suddenly drew a bulldog
revolver and emptied five shots Into Bray's
abdomen. Tbe range was so short tbat tbe
powder burned off half of Bray's vest. Smith
ran. Ten minutes later a policeman found
Brav lvlne on the sidewalk. The wounded
fman was taken to a hospital. He refused to
make an ante-mortem statement, or to identity
Smitb, who in the meantime had been arrested
with the empty revolver in his pocket, and had
been brought to his victim's bedside. Smith,
however, acknowledged the shooting. He
claimed Bray struck him. Bray has just fin
ished serving a 17-year sentence in Sing Sing.
Smith bas shot twopollcemen within five years.
Bray will die:
Mrs. Harrison In New York.
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mrs. Wanamaker
and Miss Minnie Wanamaker are stopping at
the Windsor. They will go to Philadelphia to
morrow morning. Mrs. Harrison will remain
with Mrs. Wanamaker the rest of the week, in
order tbat she may attend Miss Minnie Wana
maker's coming out party at Lindenhurst next
Friday evening. Mrs. Harrison has received
many friends to-day, and bas refused a dozen
or more invitations to teas, dinners and lunch
eons. Her rooms at the Windsor are full of
bouquets and floral pieces which Colonel Shep
ard and others have sent her.
Their Principal OccapntlA Gone.
The lower part of the city was overrun with
Italian Immigrants to-day. Eight hundred
and forty-five swarthy sons and daughters of
the Sunny Land were landed at Castle Garden
by ths steamships Boliva and Alesia from
Mediterranean ports, before noon, and they
cannot play organs in New York now, either.
Panic on an Elevated Train.
About 200 Elevated Railway paisengers were
badly frightened to-day by a loud report, a heavy
jar, and the sndden stopping of tbeir train on
the big curve of tho Sixth avenue line near
One Hundred and Sixteenth street. This Is the
most ticklish part of the Elevated Railway.
The curve Is almost as sharp as a man's elbow,
and is quite appallingly high above the street.
The first sign of trouble was therefore the sig
nal for a panic Six women fainted, several
went Into hysterics, and all the men made a
rush for ths doors. Brakemen were kept busy
preventing half of the passengers from jump
ing from the train to tbe tracks. All wero
eventually calmed by learningtbat the locomo
tive bad only blown out a cylinder. Another
locomotive which was signalled from the last
station boosted the disabled train along to the
next depot, where most of the passengers got
away from the Elevated as soon as possible and
boarded horse cars,
A Popular Proacher Falls Dead.
Upon returning from the polls yesterday, the
Rev. John P. Swanstrom. pastor of the Swedish
Pilgrims' Congregational Church, Brooklyn,
fell dead on his doorstep. Mr. Swanstrom had
lived In Brooklyn 41 years. He had great in
fluence among tbe 40.009 Scandinavians there,
and was supposed to be the most popular
Swedish clergyman in the United States.
Only Beaten by a Lack of Boodlp.
Mrs. Emma Beckwitb, the woman's candidate
for the Mayoralty of Brooklyn, has been hold
ing an autopsy on her campaign to-day. She
attributes, her defeat to a lack of campaign
boodle. "I spent only 875," she said tbis after
noon, after a careful examination of her ac
counts. It came out of my own private purse.
It was money I bad saved to buy a new theater
wrap with. Now I must go without the wrap
wear'the old shiny one." Mrs. Beckwith's de
feat has not budged her faith in her ultimate
success. She will run again for the Mayoralty,
or for the Governorship, and is already prepar
ing plans for raising a campaign fund from
the woman suffragists of the State. Altogether,
Mrs. Beckwith polled about SO votes. The
Seventeenth ward gave her 27 of them. When
the news from the Seventeenth arrived at Mrs.
Beckwith's Cranberry street headauarters last
night, there was great jollification among the
ladies who bad gathered there. Tnoy gave
three hurrahs and a tiger for their candidate.
Mrs. Beckwith made a little speech of acknowl
edgment, and served chestnuts, popped corn,
chocolate and biscuits. This afternoon Mrs.
Beckwith called upon the clerk of the Brooklyn
Police Department to ask for tbe statistics of
her vote. Tbe clerk apologetically explained
that Colonel Baird and Mayor Chapin had so
monopolized bis attention tbatbe had forgotten
to look up her ballots. He promised to give
her an official record of her vote to-morrow for
THE TELEPHONIC HELLO.
An Enterprising Western City Decides to
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Ihe edict has gone forth at telephone head
quarters tbat the historic "hello," about which
lurk so many tender memories, must go. Yes
terday users of tbo telephone helloed central
without provoking anything more satisfactory
than "Number, please." Inquiry as to tho
cause of tbis phenomenon elicited tbe informa
tion that it was decreed tbat "hellos" be discon
tinued. The philosopby of tbe new order does not ap
pear. Possibly tbe telephone manager has
turned Universallsr. Perhaps he thinks tbe
hello bodes too much familiarity and breeds
contempt for the sweet-voiced central.
Two Gigantic Players.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer. 1
J. K. Tener, tbe six feet three inch pitcher of
tbe Chicago Baseball Club, baited at the Con
tinental yesterday on his way home to Pitts
burg from bis bridal tour. When he and Do
Wolf Hopper stood chatting in the corridor
tbe loungers rose out of their seats to look at
the two men whose stature towered so far
above that of the average man.
A Kins; as a Jester.
From the Boston Heraia.3
King Kalakaua has a fine sense of humor.
As be couldn't raise money enongh to go to the
Paris Exposition, he sent over a beautiful soup
tureen for exhibition. It is doubtful, however,
If the Frenchmen recognized the joke.
Residents of Northampton, a township sit
uated six miles north of Akron and noted for
its deep gullies and large forests, are much agi
tated over tbe reappearance of a monstrous
animal thought to be an old catamount that
for many years has been a terror to the traveler
of the road leading from the valley east.
Many attempts have been made to capture this
wild beast, but ot no avail. The bravest of
dogs refuse to folio w its trail and its piercing
cries and awful moaulngs sends terror Into the
heart3 of its pursuers.
A Cochranton young man who has not
been married many years sent Clerk of Courts
Gaskell, of Meadville. a half dollar to pay for
any assistance that official may have given in
rendering tbe marriage possible. And the
Tribune says "it is one ot the worst counter
feits we ever saw."
One million five hundred thousand brook
trout are being hatched at the Allentown hatch
ery. At the Corry hatchery there are 900,000
brook trout, 800,000 lake trout and 150,000 Cali
The people of Mountville, Lancaster county,
are In great fear of being Injured by a savage
bear abandoned near tbat village a few days
ago by organ grinders.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hamilton, of
Columbia, aged 75 years, died within eight
hours ot each otber on Sunday.
Erie domestics threaten to strike if the nat
ural gas Is shut off In the houses In which they
A MonaANTOWN rooster choked to death
while attempting to swallow a small green
YODNOmenin Meadville are now enjoying
themselves by locking up their friends in the
ibox stalls ot a veterinary hospital and tben
cauing.in an thcir-acqualBtaacss to commiser
ate witb them, l
The jury in a breach-of-promise case at
Champaign, 111., awarded 1 cent damages, and
"advised tbe plaintiff to beware of book
Something was thought to be wrong
with a hydrant In an Indianapolis house. An
investigation showed tbat a dead snake four
feet long was In the water pipe.
An intelligent canine that spends much
of its time around a railroad crossing in Boston
takes a position near the safety gates when a
train approaches, and refuses to allow persons
to pass until all danger is over.
West Main street, Gainesville, Ga., in
the vicinity of 3. S. Twomey's store. Is known
to some by the startling name of "Dead Man's
Row." In the past 17 years four men have)
been killed in almost the same spot.
At Seymour, Ifid., James Gallion,
aged 19 years, engaged with otber boy
in a persimmoo-eating contest Sunday after
noon. He won, but early Monday morning ha
died In convulsions, the result of congestion of
John McCree, the third oldest citizen
of Pike county, Missouri, 77 years old. married
the first white child born in Pike county,
shipped tbe first boatload of apples to Galena
from Pike county and made the first barrel
ever manufactured in the county. He has
beeD a very successful business man.
John Garnett, a British sailor, died in
the Seattle hospital last week. He told his at
tendants that there was a cache on Aipla
Island, lying between Vancouver Island and
the mainland, that contained 3160,000 in gold
dust tbat came from Fraser river. He had no
map to give the exact location, but the island
is a small one.
More remnants ofthe famous old bridge
of the Romans at Mayence have been discov
ered recently. In digging for the foundation
of a factory a short time ago, laborers found a
massive pillar of square cut stones, which L900
years ago helped to support the bridge. Tho
pillar was without seam or crack. After dig
ging down 16 feet the workingmen gave up try
ing to find tbe pillar's base.
Belgium is an uncomfortable country
for embezzlers. A cashier employed by the
city of Ghent, who embezzled 163,000 francs of
the municipal cash, has just caught it very hot
indeed. He has been sentenced to 40 years'
Imprisonment and five years' police super
vision to follow, has been fined 8,450 francs, or
dered to restore the entire snm he has em
bezzled, and will in addition lose all his civil
Mr. Funnel's well at Wniteville, Mich.,
was visited by a bear tbe otber day. Tbe bear
came to drink. Mr. Funnel shot him, but not
fatally, and as the bear was jumping tbe fence
a boy hit bim with an ax. but that did not stop
him. and he made for the woods, iir. Funnel
pursued and got the bear between two logs and
shot him again, bat failed to kill him, and then
rushed at him with tbe ax. In the t ssle that
followed tbe bear obtained possession of tho
ax and gave Mr. Funnel a scratch on his band
with its claws. Even tually tb e bear died.
The biggest flight of pigeons that has
ever taken place in the world will come off at
an early date, the time to be announced in due
season. In front of the Philadelphia postofflce,
at which time 1,000 birds will be flown simul
taneously. On the same day there will also be
exhibited tbe champion prize winner of Amer
ica, Albright, whose record of L4S4 yards a
minute was beaten this year by Eagle Bell and
PicKwick in a flight ot 1,476 yards a minute,
thereby winning the Inquirer cup, which will
John Rogers, the veteran coon hunter
of Moodus, bagged tbe three biggest coons the
otber morning that probably ever were taken
at one time in the history of the sport in Con
necticut. Rogers was alone, except tbat bis
champion dog True was with him. Tbe coons
together weighed 78 pound', a good back load
for one man to take home through woods and
swamps. The largest one weighed 29i pounds,
and John was rather regretful tbat he didn't
wait another week, when the fat fellow might
have touched the 30-pound notch.
A candidate for postmaster atllanis
tlqoe. Mich., sent the following open letter to
President Harrison: "Of course we are ono
of the many aspirants for the, to be, tc-wit:
Dei postmastership. Quits a number are
around loose in the city, and the woods are full
of them. We can all show scars received in
tbe service of the grand old party. We cannot
all be postmasters, but do come and let as down
from the high and dangerous qui Vive of ex
pectancy. Let us down easy like, or as easy as
you can, from tbe giddy height, unless- you
nave us pointed for tbe postmastership. In
that case 'Let 'ergo, Gallagher.' "
The Rev. Thomas J. 'Keith, D. D., pas
tor of the Baptist Church, one of the flourish
ing congregations or Vincennes, IndV. has
established himself as a preacher TfijyftJ,-.
novel utterances and peculiar doctrine, has few" "
equals, and at the same time bas won a notc
rity for sensationalism that is scattered far and
wide. His methods of religious work are as
novel and peculiar as bis sermons. He Iabo n
constantly in his own vineyard, and does not
hesitate to depart whenever ho likes from the
the set creed of tbe Baptists and espouse his
own religious convicions. For instance, he is
a devout believer in faith prayer, faith in God
curing disease, anointing, consecration and
Not an Authority. She Are you a good
Judge of ferns and mosses?
lie Aot very. You see, I never botany.
He I don't see why you won't marry a
man without capital if be has a good salary.
Mother Ee married a gardener.
She Yes, and the first thing he did was to lose
bis situation -L1fe.
First Thespian So old Hevyvillan has
gone to the poorhoaseP
Second Thespian Yes, he'll feel at home there,
too. The poor old fellow has been used to poor
houses all his lire, yon know. Life.
Managing Editor This won't do, Mr.
Dixon. In this wedding notice you nse the words
"Mated for lire."
Beporter Isn't tbat expression customary, slrf
Managing Editor Hat In this case the parties
are an actor and actress. Life.
He blows his nose as he goes by
And tears bedim his slsht:
He has a heavy cold and why?
Ills overcoat Is light.
Lady of the House You're late to-day.
Iceman Yes'm; I'm arouDd alone to-day. My
assistant's laid up in the hospital.
"What's the matter with him?"
"He was taking the bill Into a bouse yesterday
when the tongs slipped, an' the bill fell on his leg
an' broke It." Life.
Newly hatched husband in the West End
to father-in-law I understood before my mar
riage to your daughter that you would make a
large allowance for her.
"And to I did. I would make a large allowance
for any poor girl fool enough to marry you."
PMladtliiMa Saturday tfniew.
Customer There's ons drawback to a
business like yours.
Barber What Is that?
C. It Is impossible for men of your calling to
get rid of unpleasant acquaintances.
B. I would like to know why?
C. Yon can't afford to cut anybody. Boston
Mrs. Pettim Strange what a taste my boy
has for natural history. He bas been collecting
Mrs. Titter Whatprocress has he made?
Mrs. Pettlm Splendid 1 Why, he has six pairs of
live cats hanging b y tbe tails from the clothesline
in the back yard this very minute. PMladtlpMa
Their Character Established. Templeton
and his wire are not on tbe best of terms; in fact
tbey quarrel incessantly.
"Mr. T. and V sweetly remarked Mrs. Tem
pleton the otber day to two lady friends who were
calling on her, "think of having Gamboge palat
us together for the next academy exhibition."
"Then," remarked one of her hearers after
leaving the house, "they'll certainly have to OS
bung among the battle pieces." -Judge.
A LITTLE JEST.
The men at heavy labor
Complained of aching bones.
The wickeder with curses.
The dolefuller with groans;
Till one of stouter courage
Stood up among the rest.
To case his back a moment
And mate a little Jest.
His comrades caught his spirit,
And answering bis fun,
They turned again to tolling
Before tbe laugh was done. v .
And spite of bone and muscle,
And spite of tug and blow.
They kept the J est before them
And tossed It to and fro.
Oh, would, among the millions
Complalnlnr through the earth,
More lips were slow to sighing, ...
More lips were swift to mirth; "
For none hatb better mission 2
Than he of ragged breast,
Who hesrtent np his fellows
With now and then a Jest,
Mr. Qtorgt ArcMoaW in fudged