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THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, ''SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1889.
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K Good Things.
HIGE PEK AUD PEliCIL PIGTDBES
Of One of Pittsburg's Most Beantlfnl and
Familiar Landmarks; A Sketch of the
"News Our Ancestors Read;" One of
t "The Critic's" Brightest Liter
ary Reviews, and "Old
A Romantic Thanksgiving "Mystery.
But these will not be all the Fresh and Attrac
tive Features of To-Morrow's Paper.
They Cannot be Half Enumerated in
Advance. There will be, among
Other Good Things,
TaMie's Sermon from tie Eternal City;
Delivered in and Abont Rome, the City
Whither Paul Journeyed of Old, and
Last, if Not Least, amon; the
Specialties, a Striking Sketch
of the Noted cx-Treas-
urcr of the United
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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY. NOV. 10, 18S3.
A GLIMPSE OF THE FTJTTJBE.
There is nothing but praise at home and
abroad for the handsome manner in which
the business men of Pittsburg entertained
the Pan-American delegates last week. Of
course the expenditure of time and money
nay, so far as Sooth and Central American
trade is concerned, be no more than bread
cast upon the waters; the returns to Pitts
burg will be contingent upon a good many
things yet to be determined. Congressional
action giving steamship service, and the
successful establishment of trade relations
with the several countries of the southern
half of the continent, cannot be bad in a
But there is another and a greater benefit
to the city from the reception of the dele
gates than any that may come directly in the
shape of South or Central American trade.
Our people are taught again what can be
done by hearty co-operation. This is rela
tively a new spirit in Pittsborg, yet it is
essentially the spirit which is needed to ad
vance the interests of the town. The build
ing of onr handsome Exposition quarters is
due to it. The grand dimensions and help
ful character of the relief lor Johnstown, in
-which Pittsburg led, was an outgrowth of it.
The succesful reception of the Pan-American
delegates is the latest illustration of it,
"When the people of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, and of the numerous busy commu
nities within a fifty-mile radius, see what
power there is in a long pull, a strong pull
and a pull altogether, there is no useful or
feasible project for the good of the section
that will daunt them. A city like Pitts
burg, which, through the aggregate of in
dividual efforts and enterprise of its citi
zens stands already seventh in the business
list of American cities easily distancing
such older and more pretentious competitors
as Baltimore, New Orleans and Cincinnati,
and contesting closely the laurels of San
Irancisco and St. Louis, may well have a
new-born pride of place and achievement.
"Who will measure the future growth and
achievements of this town if the men of
great resources in brains, capital and tech
nical knowledge who are to the front in its
iron and steel, glass, coal and coke, petro
leum, electric, gas, railroad and mercantile
interests, pnlljtogether? In any practicable
undertaking they would be irresistible.
Building expositions aud worthily enter
taining delegates are relatively small mat
ters. Their importance consists in that they
show the way to success in greater ones to
CAB SHORTAGE AND BAILBOAD POLICY.
Reports continue to come in that the
shortage of cars lor the shipment of Pitts
burg's staples has been aggravated, rather
than decreased, by the close of navigation.
In the coke region it is stated that the short
age last week was 1,000 cars.
Tbe failure is said to be as largely in the
insufficiency of motive power as of cars; aud
while a variety of explanations is given,
there is little doubt that the most adequate
is that of the Philadelphia Ledger, that the
railways were misled by the predictions of
Inactive business, and "made no more than
improvement of rolling stock, left the rail
roads unable to reap the lull harvest of the
present active business, and prevents ship
pers from getting the full benefit of their
There is, however, one point which is not
generally noticed. The fact that the cessa
tion of lake-and-rail shipments has brought
no relief indicates that the cars released by
that traffic are being used in carrying grain
rather than in Pittsburg shipments. Yet the
entire theory ol the railways with regard to
the relation of rates on through shipments to
those of the shorter haul is that the more
competitive traffic is only taken to supple
ment and fill out the local traffic But now
we have the spectacle of insufficient facili
ties for the Pittsburg traffic, which pays an
average rate of nearly a cent per ton per
mile, while the cars of the railroads are
being used to furnish the long haul on grain,
at a little over halt that rate.
It certainly Eeems good policy for the rail
roads to give the priority to the business
which not only pays them the higher rates
but can be relied upon to furnish them the
great bulk of their net earnings.
EACEPBEJDDICE VS. THE L0EJJ HATOB.
The expressions of unpopularity which
are reported to have greeted the new Lord
Mayor of London, in his inaugural parade,
yesterday, are stated to have been about
equally due to ignorant prejudice against
his Hebrew nationality, and the disap
proval ot people of his own race because he
disregarded the rule of his religion by
riding in a parade on the Hebrew Sabbath.
The manifestation of an ignorant and
stupid prejudice against race is so plainly
below the notice of intelligent people that
it could be disregarded; while the presenta
tion of such a complication as that reported
with reference to the requirements of the
stricter class of the Lord Mayor's religious
belief is a novel and rather puzzling ques
tion. Whether in such a case the
rather rigid rules of his creed should
give way to the no less un
alterable customs of the Lord Mayor's
mummery, is a dilemma which few men can
solve so lightly as Henry IV. did with the
conflict between his professed faith and his
desire to obtain the allegiance of his capital.
Hisses or plaudits from a London crowd
on Lord Mayor's day cannot be regarded as
valuable expressions of publio opinion.
But they may be very disagreeable; and if
yesterday's experience results in a curtail
ment oi the circus-like features of the
Lord Mayor's inauguration, the municipal
government will lose nothing in dignity.
EESTITuTION BY IMAGINATION.
The reports that Mayor E. A. Burke, who
recently made the not unprecedented financial
stroke of leaving the country after, making
an over-issue of Louisiana State bonds, is
going to replace the loss by means of an im
mense fortune, drawn from Honduras mines,
is interesting. But even that report has a
rather familiar sound about it. There have
heretofore been financiers with a genius for
defalcation who were liberal with announce
ments of what they were going to do in the
line of making good the shortage, after.they
had made immense fortunes. When the
lost money is actually paid over by Mayor
Burke or any other defaulter, then the case
will be unprecedented and phenomenal.
Few men have the fortune,after they have
utterly destroyed their own credit, to be
able to make millions at a single stroke
outside of their own imaginations. It is
much easier to tell of such things than to
find the millions. When Major Burke
makes goods the deficit in the Louisiana
treasury, we shall be ready to hail him as
the bright and shining genius of financial
irregularity. Until that is done stones of
that sort appear principally valuable as
ground bait for gudgeons who may take the
hook of Honduras mines.
SOLVING A KNOTTY ISSUE.
Judge White thinks twelve years an inad
equate maximum of imprisonment for mur
der in the second degree. This observation
from the bench merely expresses the thought
which inevitably comes into the pnblic
mind when men who shoot down other men
without any pretext of self-defense, escape
the capital penalty, and by the mercy of
the jury get placed in the second class. It
is impossible to ignore what has become
virtually a rule of the jury-room. There is
no doubt that however express the law may
seem to be, the fact of drunkenness at the
time of violence does count for enough to
make the average juror refuse to render a
verdict entailing the death of the offender.
At the same time the frequency of snch
murderous assaults shows that twelve years
imprisonment is a totally insufficient
To enlarge the discretion of the Court in
such cases is the obvious remedy for a
situation which provokes interminable criti
cism of jurors, many of whom, for their
part, experience, doubtless, an honest diffi
culty in determining what stage of drunken
ness precludes the possibility or probability
of premeditation. Ifthetermof imprison
ment for the second degree be left to the
Court, or if the maximum be specifically
enlarged, a frequent cause of complaint in
this class of cases will be removed.
As for Lee's observation to the Court yes
terday thatno long as liquor is sold men
should not be punished for the results of ex
cessive use of it, that would be an extremely
awkward principle to allow in criminal
jurisprudence. The suggestion of the
Judge to enlarge the power of the Court in
sentencing is, we fancy, very much more in
accord with the wishes and welfare of the
THE UNCERTAINTY. OF WILLS.
It is a singular example of the "uncer
tainty that attends testamentary disposi
tions, that the general term of the Supreme
Court of New York, last week reversed the
decision ot the lower court, which sustained
the bequest of the late Samuel J. Tilden for
the foundation of a free library in New
York. It would seem very much as if no
wills could be relied upon as certain to
stand the test of the law, if that of an astute
and successful lawyer, who made millions
and won national fame, is not above any
such contingencies. The fact that the hope
of New York for a free library from the
bequest is much lessened by this decision,
should prove to men or wealth who wish to
perpetuate their memory by such noble
gifts, that the only sure way is to follow
Mr. Carnegie's idea of making the gifts
during their lifetime.
fbance's vanishing deeam.
The visits of tbe German Emperor to
Constantinople and of tbe Prince of Wales
to Egypt arc taken by the French press as
signifying that Germany and England are
allied in the protectorate of tbe Ottoman
dominions. This irritates the French sus
ceptibilities. France does not care so much
what influence shall predominate at Con
stantinople as that Russia shall aid in
whiDniu? Germany: and if Enir hand's nan!
Therefore hope of a war in which France
may regain her military prestige is fading
away. This is the best for all Europe, if
the powers can but recognize the fact, but
it is hard for the French to give up their
dream of revenge.
Me. "W. D. Howeixs is said to be look
ing around New York; and a deep, dark
suspicion is settling into the New York
mind that he is gathering materials for a
farcical satire on World's Fair projects.
It is regarded as an incomprehensible
thing, by the free trade papers, that the
wages of labor in the Mahoning Valley iron
furnaces should have been advanced 10 per
cent without request on their part. The
fact of an industrial system under which
the employers recognize as for their interest to
givs their men the best wages that the
market will afford, puzzles them, and the
esteemed Chicago JVetcj thinks that "the
millennium must be near at hand." As the
advance takes away the pet argument of the
free trade organs, it is possible that it does
advance the millennial era.
The popularity of the Industrial Expo
sition should convince manufacturers of the
good that can be gained by making ex
hibits of their industrial products a leading
feature of the regular Exposition.
Canada is now getting aroused, and has
started a movement to catch the South
American trade by starting a line of
steamers between Canadian ports and the
West Indies. This is quite natural and if
the Canadians have anything to sell that the
South, Americans want, she will probably
get her share of the trade. But our North
ern neighbors should understand that the
surest way to share In the advantages of the
American commercial alliance is to come
in out of the cold and join the United
It may be forgotten that Payne's one
sided Bepubllcan victory is balanced by the
fact that Mississippi went Democratic with
an even more jug-handled vote.
It is interesting to observe that the New
York Tribune now refers to General Ma
hone as a back number. The difference that
it makes whether a politician is beaten or
successful, is vital. But it is pertinent to con
sider the point whethertheBepublican party
might not have been better off to-day, if
General Mahone had been made a back
number years ago.
The perennial car shortage still continues
to vex shippers, while the railroads tell of
the immense sums which they will spend in
improvements next year.
The bank cashier who runs away and
only takes $200 with him is a rare case.
While his example is not to be commended
unreservedly, if followed strictly by officials
with a tendency to levant, its limitation
would relieve the minds of directors and
stockholders to a marked degree.
Now Ohio is speculating over the
question whether the next choice of a
United States Senator from that State will
be an election or an auction.
It is reported that the Emperor William
has become so much pleased with his exper
ience as a traveler that he will visit all the
leading countries of the world. When he
comes to the United States we will try and
make things as lively for him as we have
for the Pan-American delegates.
. The river at Johnstown was on the
rampage again yesterday; but there was no
dam to burst, and less town to sweep away
People who get crazy drunk and kill
other people think it a very good law that
they cannot be hanged. The fact that they
are in a decided minority, however, ap
pears from the further fact that the other
half of the population has not already been
It does not yet seem to be quite clear at
Chicago whether that city is to be ruled by
the law or by tbe thugs.
The long and careful investigation of the
Washington correspondent of the St, Louis
Republic, to prove that he could buy a glass
of whisky in Mr. Morton's apartment hotel
at Washington, is the, latest illustration of
the journalism of the infinitely little.
With blizzards raging in Texas and New
Mexico, the Eastern States must expect to
catch it before long.
It is an interesting fact that although the
party managers tried to slaughter Mayor
Patrick Gleason of Long Island City that
redoubtable ax man chopped away their po
litical underpinning and came out on top
of the fight as usual.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE,
' Senator Chandler is now in Italy, Dut
will be on hand at Washington when Congress
Lieutenant Robebt Crawford, of tbo
Uuited States Navy, has been chosen Superin
tendent of the new Williamson school in Phila
delphia. Miss Minnie Wanamaker. the eldest
daughter of the Postmaster General, entered
the social world at Lindenhurst, the country
seat of the Postmaster General at a reception
on Friday evening.
Auono the papers of the late Mr. Matthew
Arnold a large number of poems have been
found, many of which are of such excellence
and finish that, in the opinion of his literary
executors, they ought to be given to the world.
The gala coach in whjch the Princess Sophie,
recently married to tbe Crown Prince of
Greece, rode to her wedding was built for the
Count de Chambord, in expectation of riding
In it to his coronation. The King of Greece
bought the coach for 26,000 francs.
The whole of Jfunch's original Round Table
has been at last dissolved. There is no longer
surviving a member of the band that in years
gone by every week sat at dinner to meet Mark
Lemon, Douglas Jerrold, Leech and Thackeray.
The last has just passed away in the person of
Mr. Percival Leigh.
The most notable incident during tbe
Queen's autumn sojourn at Balmoral has been
ber return to the Glassalt Shiel, where she has
twice dined and slept, for the first time in
seven years. Tbe Bluet had not previously
been visited by the Queen since the death of
John Drown, at whose instigation it was built.
WHEN Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria reached
Paris the other day ho went to see his uncle,
the Duke of Montpcnsler. Tbe latter had not
seen him for a long time and did not at first
know him; but when his identity was disclosed
he shook his hand warmly and exclaimed: "By
my faitbl I am -like the Powers I did not
Governor Beaver has issued a proclama
tion on tbo death of Hon. William B. Hart,
State Treasurer, in which he says: 'The of
ficial position of tho deceased, his worth as a
citizen, his blameless characters a man, and
his past record in the civil and military service
ot tne Commonwealth and the country, com
bine to make his loss one which tbe people of
the entire Commonwealth will deplore." Tbe
funeral takes place oh Tuesday.
By.theVr, does CaJlJRiBbo wiriee nowl
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Nicknames for the Congress Result of Flue
Acting Ye Crnele Editor Dentins; a
Bobtnll Cat A Fashionable Tbcft Notes
of tbo Oar nnd an Epigrammatic Epi
tnpli. The Pan-American Congress has been the
victim of many a misnomer. In Chicago, I un
derstand, tbo delegates from South America
were called Pans, while tho North Americans
in the party were dubbed Pots, and the con
gress as a body Pots and'Fans, In this city
there was a decided tendency to drag tbe Pan
haudle into the title of tbe visitors, and the
distinguished chef who furnished the lunches
ami banquets in little Insisted on speaking of
them as the Pan-Electric people invariably.
This last form was common enough in Wash
ington when tbe congress first met, I am told,
for tbe word Pan still revives memories of tbe
scandal which smirched tho name of a member
of Cleveland's Cabinet.
801 SMITH ROSSELL was talking of the
amount of personal force a man may put into
his work one day last week, and he said: "I
have never been conscious of putting myself
into tho character of Hoah Vail Xo a greater
extent than I have done in other impersona
tions of mine, but my wife tells me that I am
not a bit like myself after playing in 'A Poor
Relation.' She says I seem to be thoroughly
exhausted for several hours after tho play
closes. Hence I judge that I do sink myself
moro completely in tho character of the poor
inventor than I have been wont to do in other
Mrs. Russell is doubtless right about her hus
band. His excellent performance of Jfoah
Vail is due to its intensity and completeness.
Have managing editors hearts?
This is a favorite question in all newspaper
offices. It is seldom answered because well,
for obvious reasons. The following dialogue
may throw some light upon tbe subject:
Managing Editor Has Blank sent in that
Atlanta story yet?
Telegraph Editor No, sir. Blank's been
shot by the man be went to interview.
M. E. Just my luck. Two-column story
gone up tbe flue. Shot, was he? Thoroughly
unprofessional order 500 words.
"There's an old man," said a martyr who
travels on the Pleasant Valley cars every day,
"who has struck a great scheme tor netting
his ride in the Pleasant Valley street cars
How does he do it ?"
"He always takes a seat close np to tbe
money box at the front of the car, and very
obligingly oilers to pass up the fares for the
other passengers. He is a sort of volunteer
conductor. Most of the fares are cash, and tbe
old man changes these for tickets, of which he
always has a good supply. As he buys six
tickets tor a quarter. It is plain that if be
chances six cash fares for tickets on a trip, he
gets his own ride free. He usually makes a
profit on tbe deal beside."
Peculiar temptations beset the young
woman of fashion.
A church congtegatiou near Little Washing
ton has been working hard for a week or two
getting ready boxes of clothing for the Home
Missions. A young lady who is rather noted
for her stylish dress, had charge of tho filling
of one box. As she turned over tbe various
articles she came to a tailor-mado dress which
some wealthy woman had contributed. Inside
the band at tbe neck she perceived the mystic
word "Redfern" stitched. It was but the work
of a moment aud a sharp pair of scissors to cut
this trademark from the dress. As she packed
away the dress, having put tbe bit of pilfered
tape in her pocketbook she said to herself:
"What does a missionary's wife know of fash
ionable dressmakers? It will be tho making of
my new walking dress."
The growing habit of actors to play for their
own amusement, or for that of a few profes
sional friends in the boxes, at matinees, ought
to be checked. Several times recently I have
seen this done in our theaters, and two or three
complaints regarding the practice have been
made to The Dispatch by the public within
tbe last month.
It is worth the while of onr local managers to
observe and abate this evil, or it will result
greatly to the prejudice of afternoon perform
Vert seldom have society ladles taken hold
of a charitable affair as the patronesses of the
Pittsburg Dpmestic Training School concert
have done. These ladies are actually selling
the tickets themselves, and so successful have
they been that already 11,000 worth of tickets
have been sold. Tho wife of one of Pittsburg's
most prominent citizens has sold no less than
ZOO tickets already.
This is phenomenal work, and the concert of
the 19th Inst, should be a great success.
One of the members of the Reception Com
mittee which attended so well to the Pan
Amcncan Congress while it was here, said to
me yesterday: "I have been abused by a good
many friends and business acquaintances for
not sending them lnvitationsjto the Exposition
on Thursday night, but tbe truth of the matter
is that as It was too many were invited. If I
have the ordering of affairs on some f rfture oc
casion ot this kind I shall make the list of in
vited shorter still."
The very sarcastic letter anent the accom
modations of the Fort Wayne Railroad's ser
vice, which appeared in The Dispatch yes
terday, was pie to that company's officials. But
tbe suburban residents had their pie, too, last
night when the new schedule of the Fort Wayne
cams out, showing an appreciable increase in
the number ot suburban trains.
An enthusiastic lawyer sends me the follow
ing epigram and epitaph on the campaign which
closed last Tuesday:
"Before tbo election there was a good deal of
Row-and now there is none I"
A HOVEL SALOON WAE.
Connecticut White Caps Hold War Dances
and Hans Effigies of Their Enemies,
rSFECIAlj TXLKOHAM TO THX OTSPATCH. J
Eouthport, November 9. Last night the
light of a big bonfire illuminated tbe old-fashioned
houses and a number of men in gay at
tire and wearing white masks performed a sort
of war dance to the accompaniment of
screeches, shouts and savage yells. This
morning there was discovered suspended from
the limb of a large elm tree, near tbe public
sign, post, the effigies of the Rev. W. Colham,
S. C. Josenb and Bob Wakeley. Tbe forms
were high in the air, but as they were swung
round and round a large tag on the three waist
bands bore inscriptions: "I'm in a Box,"
"I've Lost All My Trade" and 'Take Warning
bv My Fate," with the names of the banging
The probable cause of the outbreak Is the at
titude of a nnmber of the residents on the
PATH LOSING HER GRIP.
Vncant Seats to be Seen at Her Latest
rUT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, November 8, Pattl sails for tho
United States next Thursday, the 21st, and
Madame Albani sails two days later, with her
husband, Mr. Ernest Gye, for New York. Mad
ame Albani has given her last publio perform
ance in England, but Mme. Fatti appears again
next Monday, at the Royal Albert Hall. Her
three concerts this autumn, however, have not
created the same sensation as when she gave
farewell" concerts previous to her departure
for Buenos Ayres.
At ber last tv-o appearances there have been
unoccupied spaces in tbe hall, and all attempts
to force tickets to a premium have ignomini
ously failed, speculators having in several in
stances sold them before the concert day at less
than advertised prices.
THE WIDOW HELP A CLUB,
A nd Her Lover Is Now Convinced That 13
Is an Unlucky Number m
Canandaiqua, N. Y., November 9. Lon
Toles, a botelkcepcr at Oansville, has long been
a suitor for the hand of Widow Christine, his
former bonsekecper. He contracted a bad
habit of proposing to her at most inopportune
moments, and has at times caused her great
embarrassment Last night he saw her walk
ing down Ossian street, in Danville and, run
ning after ber. offered her 'bis heart and for
tune for the thirteenlh'timer' V ' - M
Xo-day be is thoronghlylconvincedthat 13 is
fan unlucky number.He is nursing a very sore!
lbead."BTlrecl of his importmBitle,'s4reIeMtl
BLAINE'S HISTORIC HOME.
The Secretary or State Moves Into the Old
Sevrard Bin onion.
rroou a STArr cobbisponmitO
Washington, November 9. At last, after
along session of furbishing and remodeling,
plastering, painting and decorating, the old
"Seward mansion" is-again occupied, after
being vacant for long years, aud tbe occupant
is again a Secretary of State. Mr. Blaine
and his family sleep in their old new
homo to-night, and they must have some queer
sensations as they compose themselves to
slumber, remembering the tragic Incidents of
which it has been tbe scene. It stands in La
fayette place, near the Department of Justice,
and tbe nearest neighbor is Senator Don Cam
eron, who for long years was supposed to be a
most serious obstacle to the nomination of Mr.
Blaine for the Presidency. The dwelling was
the old club house from whose window Burton
a Key was wont to signal Mrs. General
Sickles across Lafayette Park, and it
was almost In front of it that General Sickles
shot Key to death after waiting a long time for
his appearance. In the very room now occu
pied by the brilliant Secretary of State that
other great Secretary of State of tbe most
thrilling and tragic days of America's history,
was attacked white lying ill in bed by tbe assas
sin Payne and almost brought to death.
It has seemed to everybody a strange choice
for Mr. Blaine to make of a dwelling in which
to pass the late days of his pnblic life, but it is
comfortable, has a pleasing outlook on grand
old elai trees, Sowers and shrubbery, and has
that plain, quaint old-fashioned exterior, which
is pleasing, no matter Svhat violence it
does to tne principles of architect
ural art Ihe windows have been en;
larged to admit more sunlight The
rooms have been changed with a view to more
firetentions entertainments than were in vogue
u its palmy days and the decorations are in
sympathy with modern esthetics. To the right ot
the entrance Is a reception room with walls of
pale blue and window decoration of dull yel
low, lo the left is another large room whose
ceiling is paneled with polished mahogany
and the walls tinted a warm har
monious color. The chambers are es
thetically decorated, and nearly all of
the furniture is antique, some of tbe pieces
boing quite rare and valuable. Many objects of
art purchased abroad are scattered about and
the only lack is the presence of fine oil paintings.
Tbe engravings and etchings, which are almost
tbe sole pictorial adornment, being quite in
different The family is composed at present of the
Secretary and Mrs. Blaine, Mr. Walker Blaine
and tho two daughters, Misses Margaret and
Harriet. It is said the Secretary and Mrs.
Blaine intend to give somo elegant entertain
ments in tbo old mansion.
THE PR1TATE EXPLAINS IT ALL
How the Irrepressible Dalzell Accounts for
Recent Democratic Victories.
To tbe Editor of The Dispatch:
1 am amused to see how the able editors ex
plain tbe recent Republican disasters and leave
Samlet out of tbe play. Why, bless tbilr fool
souls, tbe soldiers made th Republican partyl
They did it they did it all. It is all there Is,
ever was or can be of the Republican party.
When they fight with it, victory perches on Its
banners, always. When they stand off, are in
different or In opposition, it goes down in de
feat, as this year. That is the whole of It They
were mad as wet hens over tbeTanner business.
They sulked In their tents. That defeated us.
The soldiers did it all! It was a rebuke to tho
administration for turning out Tanner and re
versing his liberal policy. This was the soldier
way of resenting it The President sees it
clearly now. And it was not halt so emphatic
as it will be next year if the boys get 82 and ft
pensions, and re-ratings and increase are
stopped. Pnt that down, and remember I pre
dicted it I predicted all this last summer. I
will tell you how I knew tbe boys all told me
so. I was not guessing. I was repeating a fact
I knew bow tbey felt and I knew their power
in politics casting over 6,000,000 votes as tbey
andtbeir honseholds do. Whosoever offends
them had better be in torment Yours,
Caldwell, O., November 8.
P. 8. The soldiers are watching. They will
double this defeat next year, nnless. that sur
plus is shoveled out per contract
Hli Little Dinner Party1.
Mr. N. S. Williams, Esq., has a reputation
for good fellowship, and as he fares sumptu
ously every day, he frequently invites his
friends to join him. On Friday he gave an ele
gant snpner to four of his friends at one of the
leading hotels. In the party were S. Brand,
W. a. Schoyer. G. W. Williams and Robert
Duncan. It goes without saying that the menu
was appropriately demolished, and Mr. Will
iams felt In bis soul the spiritual injunction
that it is more blessed to give than receive.
A Lecture by a Weil-Known Woman.
Tbe indications are the lecture on "Convent
Life." te be delivered by the famous Nnnof
Kenmare at Lafayette Hall to-morrow evening,
will be largely attended. The Nun of Kenmare
is one of the most gifted of women orators and
her SO years' life in convents gave her an ex
perience equaled by that of no other speaker
on the same subject Part of tbe lecture will
be devoted to a discussion of MiS3 Drexel's
action in joining the order of Sisters ot Mercy.
The Rev. David McAllister will preside.
Gnrfleld Council's Annual Reception.
Garfield Council No. 6, LS. of L, has arranged
for their seventh annual reception, to be held
held at Union Rink, 'Allegheny, on next Friday
evening. Good music will be present and re
freshments will be served.
In a Social War.
Miss Bessie M. Rodgkrs, daughter of
Alderman Bodgers, of the Thirty-sixth ward
celebrated her fifteenth birthday last Thursday
evening by a pleasant party at her home.
Flttsbura's Hospitality Fully Appreciated.
From the Mew York Herald. 2
The Chamber of Commerce' and the citizens
of Pittsburg have spread not only a gastrc
nomlcal bnt an, industrial feast for tho Pan
American delegates, and at the samo time
have, with much consideration, left them to
partake of as much or as little of each as they
choose. In this way the citizens enhance their
hospitality and their guests fully appreciate it
The wealthiest and best men in the city have
done all in their power to mase tbe sojourn of
the Pan-Americans enjoyable.
Cat Out for a Politician.
From the Detroit News.
The latest fish story comes from Leland.
Frank Zeits, a veracious fisherman, claims to
have caught a Mackinaw trout with two fully
developed months one above the other. Frank
himself has but one montb, but it is capable of
giving currency to some awful fish stories.
Great regret is felt that he did not catch the
fish in the days wh en we had a Greenback party
that needed a leader.
But Ho Won't Do It.
From the Providence Journal.?
In the favorite metaphor of Colonel Henry
Watterson tbe gallant Joseph Benson Foraker
can wrap the American flag around him, fire
off two hoss pistols, come down to the foot
lights and die like a son of a gun.
With n Few Exceptions.
From the Philadelphia 1'ress.i
The Republicans have held their own this
year pretty much everywhere, except in places
where the Dpmocrats are holding it for them.
IN ONE SHORT YEAR.
Tbe maple tree adown the lane, k
Is bright with spring-time's freshest green.
Tbe young leaves ever sway and stir,
As though In sympathy with ber,
Who trembles, e'en as they, I ween.
For one is coming, coming near.
And she stands lost 'twin hope and fear.
Ah, maple bongbs, that you should shade,
Hnch a blushing little maid.
The maple tree adown tho lane.
Wears summer's beauties manifold.
The leaves bang silent, and droop low,
As ir they, too, would Rladty know
The secret that is being told.
For he is whispering in ber ear
Words meant for ber alone to hear.
Ah, maplo boughs, that you should ihiile.
Such a happy little maid.
Tbe maple tree adown the lane.
In autumn's richest livery stands,
And it Is showering leaves of red
And orange hue, upon a head
That's bending low o'er Cut-clasped bands.
For he is going, going lone.
And she Is left to weep and moan.
Ab, maple boughs, that you should shade,
Such a mournful little maid.
The mapletree adown the lane
Bunds out against a winter's sky. ,
, Useless, old tree, are all yeur charms, -
au occyu WJW, JVUI JVUB, U(V BiW, l
JLBU IVSV JVHITiMUVruiTUClljtllCAUUM i""!
gf Forsnejriu come to you no more;j
The vows are brokenilalllli o'erjji
dliBE)fi boifhtTHO mere to skiajel
THE LESSONS OP THE. ELECTIONS.
Varied Reasons Given for Republican De
feat Why Political Parties Exist and
How un End Might be Pat to Them A
Grand Principle Needed.
ICOBBXSrONDXNCI OT THE DISPATCH.
Washington, D. O, November 8. The
elections are past, they resulted as you know;
Republicans are gloomy, the Democrats are
Everybody here is trying to find out the rea
son. We are a congregation of politicians. We
talk more politics than any other people in the
country. The air i saturated with it Grab
up a handful of atmosphere anywhere in the
district, and you can squeeze politics from it in
great drippings, as you do water from a sponge.
From tbe highest official to the smallest and
blackest pickaninny, therefore, we are trying
to find out why, so soon after the remarkable
victory of last fall, the country witnesses what
is practically a defeat for the Republicans.
The opinions are as variegated as tbo popn
lation?' The colored people think the "Water
loo" is because tbe Piesldentbasbeen trying
to build up a Republican white man's party in
tbo South. Tbe disappointed politicians are
sure it is because the President has not been
vigorous enough in the worlc of turning the
Democratic rascals ont. The temperance ex
tremists say it is because the grand old party
has not been virtuous enough on the temper
ance question, and tbe anti-prohibitlonlsts are
equally satisfied that tbe result is on account
oi tne party navingmnea too iamiuany wuu.
So it goes through the gamut of tbe factions.
Each has its reason, which is perfectly satis
factory to Itself.
Tbe Political Philosopher's Opportunty.
Now here is where tbe political philosopher
gets in his work that supreme and serene in
dividual who rises above all parties and goes
deep below the surface of things, and attempts
to get the simple truth. You can't get tho
whole truth from a partisan or a person with a
single idea. To tho negro the question ot the
rights and wrongs of his race is all-important
To the temperance advocate every odor in the
world is mingled with that of whisky. Tbe
granger spies a monopoly in every fence
corner. Beer and the liberty to spend
Sunday according to the suggestions of his own
conscience, Instead of the conscience of the
worshipers of Calvin and Wesley, is the para
mount question with the Germans and other
foreigners. The philosopher who looks upon
the world as being made up of women and
fools, and political parties as being composed
of demagogues and ignoramuses, and who
views all things coolly and cynically, finds all
of the above reasons to be factors in tbe result
of Tuesday, and a vast deal more beside them.
What is the reason for the1 existence of parties
It is because.men and women cannot agree as
to what is best for them.
It is not on account of any radical disagree
ment as to what is proper and right but as to
what is best from the selfish standpoint that all
are forced to occupyon account ot the selfish,
grasping system under which we live.
How to Abolish Parties. ,
If every one would take this stand on what is
simply and plainly right from a moral point ot
view, there would soon be an end of all parties,
because tbe Ideas of the people of any country
as to what is morally right are so nearlv alike
that there would be little dispute.
Under a wholly intelligent and reasonable
system of government there would be no neces
sity for wronging a portion of the people for
the benefit of the remainder. It is because of
false internal systems that tariffs for protec
tion are necessary. Nobody whose opin
ion is worth anything questions tbe right
of the colored people, or human beings of any
kind, to the same privileges and immunities en
joyed by any other human beings. Ignorance
and prejudice, twin qualities, declare against
the negro, regardless of the plain question of
right Drinking of beverages of a kind and
in a manner not injurious to the
body or mind is not morally wrong, and there
fore it is not right for tbe temperance people
to say that snch beverages shall not b sold or
made. That which is not morally wrong on
any day of the week is not morally wrong for
the Sabbath. It cannot be wrong to do on Sun
day what is morally right and therefore legis
lation that proscribes anyone from doing on
that day what is morally right is wrong in it
self, and cannot be maintained except by force.
Tbe greatest religious organization the world
has ever seen is that which gives the highest
Liberty of Individual Action
outside otthe mere tenets of the church. The
most Catholic countries are the most liberal in
their observance of Sunday, and no good Cath
olics thinks it wrong to do a thing that Is not bad
in itself on Sunday more than on any other day
of the week.
Bnt the advocates of these single ideas are
numerous, and when party votes aru close they
hold the balance of power, and so one party
and tbe other flirts with them, and as go their
whims so go the parties. It is not a matter of
principle with the leaders of tho parties, but a
mere demagogic question of success. This
plowing with the heifers, not only of the Philis
tines, bnt with tbe heifers of all sects and
races and creeds, must bring any party into
contempt, disgust its adherents and hold them
to it merely because there is nothing better in
the way of a party, and because, among its
contemptible things, it has more good qualities
than any other party.
It seems to; me that both parties, or all
parties, are in want of a grand principle upon
which to take a stand and challenge tbe admir
ation and the votes of tbe people; something
that will so appeal to men's sense of justice
that It cannot bo withstood by anyone in bis
right mind. Each party wants something that
savors of the heroic. Tens of thousands of
soldiers who conld not have been induced to go
to the war to fight for that intangible thing
called the "Union," were attracted to tbe terri
ble march, tbe hardships of the tented field,
the roar and murder of battle, because they
thought they were freeing the slave with every
step they took and every shot they fired.
Heroic Principles Needed.
Is thero not something left as heroic as that
as full of divine sentiment, which would appeal
to the hearts of even the narrow and the mean!
How it would have gone ringing round the
world if President Harrison, instead of trying
to build up a white man's Republican party in
the South, had sworn a great oath that he
wonld give the four years of his administration
to compelling the Southern people, at the point
of the bayonet, if need be, to grant to tho ut
most all the privileges of citizens to Ibe black
men and women freed at such great cost?
What a grand boom it would give to that
Earty which would declare not in vague and
ypocrltlcal terms its sympathy with the work
ing people of tbe country, bnt in clear and un
mistakable language for measures which would
undoubtedly result in the relief of the wage
workers. Nothing could have a sweeter per
fume to the heroic than that and that party
which shall be bold enough to aunounce such a
principle, and show that it would make it
operative, would be invincible for longyears to
come. Ton many things are demanded for the
future to make it safe for any party to attempt
to live on tbe past. Some grand, striking, new
departure is necessary. Have either ot the
old patties the virtue and morality, the brains
and the bravery, to step to the fr ontT
8EK0RHA ISABEL EXCUEQTJREN.
The Daughter of Mexico's Vanderbilt Who
Will Inherit 825,000,000.
From a Monterey (Oal.) Letter.
The sensation at the Hotel del Monte now is
the pretty Senonta Ysabel Exchequren, the
richest heiress In Mexico, whose father is
worth 80,000,000. Senor Francisco Exche
quren is a Castilian. who came to Mazatiaa
many years ago, engaged in tbe importing busi
ness, gained a large fortune, and is now known
as tbe Vanderbilt of the western coast of Mex
tn TTowns about half of Mazatlan's iron
and cotton mills and millions of acres of good
land. His greatest successes, uowover, nave
been in mining. He owns the rich Guadalupe
de los Reyos silver ledge, near Colasa, 100 miles
from the capital of Sinaloa; tbe Guadalou
pan at Rosario, besides large interests In many
others The first-named mine Is very old, hav
ing been worked for over 100 years. The other
Is comparatively new. These andothers which
he owns are producing large fortunes annually,
estimated at 1100,000 to 81,000000 each. The
story of Monte Cristo seems to find a verifica
tion in the life of Senor Exchequren.
Tho senonta is a deml-blonde of 17, tall and
willowy, with a fair complexion and auburn
hair, obe gets her dresses from Worth, and
ber diamonds are the envy of tbe rich girls
here. According' to tho custom of ber nation,
for her father is a native of old Spain,
she is accompanied by a rather austere
duenna, wbo Is always with ber when sbe
goes into the surf, and even in her walks.
This has caused much anguish among several
prominent young men whose hearts the young
lady has captured. Every day when she visits
tbe beach there is strife among her admirers as
to who shall pay ber the most attention. Senor
lta Exchequren will Inherit one-third of ber
lather's vast wealth, which makes her one of
richest girls en this tide of the Atlantic She
expects to leave for the Paris Exposition in a.
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SZ1 A A
- HEW TOEK-NEWS NOTES.
Adventures of a Poor Young Man.
NEW TOBE BUREAU SntCIALS.J
New Yore, Novembers. A haggard, scared
looking young man staggered Into snEistside
police station this morning, and begged for pro
tection. Tbe young man gave his name as
William J. Scott He was faint from lack of
nourishment and trembling for fear. After be
had eaten a tremendous breakfast he told his
story. He arrived here from Ireland on Octo
ber 4, and put up at a lodging bouse on the
water front, where be met Dr. Volta Maurice
Demaine. ThenextdayheandDemaine took
a double room together and trouble began.
When Scott attempted to leave the room he
found he was a prisoner. Demaine said he
would kill him If he went out He said : "I kill
a manevery week, and will till you." He ex
hibited several clippings from newspapers
which told a story of Dr. Demaine killing An
tony P. Fisher, and his subsequent exoneration
from the crime by the Coroner's jury. Scott
was obliged to hand over all his money to bis
new friend, and when that was exhausted be
was forced to write a note for more
to a friend of his father. De
maine delivered the note, collected
and spent the money. This operation was per
formed frequently during tbe next four weeks".
Demaine pawned all of Scott's baggage.
During Demaine's absence last night Scott
escaped through a window, over a back shed
and through a back alloy. Demaine was ar
rested this afternoon and arraigned in the
Tombs Police Court. He denied Scott's
charges and said be supported Scott since his
arrival here. He did this from charity, he said.
Justice O'Reilly held the accused without ball
to answer. About two years ago Demaine was
employed as a clerk in the Madison Square
Church Mission lodging house. He was then
arrested for causing tbe death of Anthony P.
Fisher, 51 years old, a lodger in the house. He
put the man out of the house, and Fisher fell
and sustained injuries from which he died in
Bellevue Hospital a week later. Demaine was
held without bail to await the action of the
Coroner. The church people objected to his
being locked up, but all the influence which
was brought forward to hare him released did
not have the necessary effect Finally tbe case
was called before ex-Coroner Nugent, and the
jury exonerated the accused. He was then dis
charged. He never returned to tbe mission,
and has since earned a living, he says, by
peddling and working as a salesman. Scott wis
sent to the House of Detention as a witness.
Don Dickinson an Invalid.
Ex-Postmaster General Don M. Dickinson is
ill in bed at tbe bonse of bis brother, in Bay
Ridge, LI He caught a severe cold last Sun
day, and on Tuesday was threatened with pneu
monia. For tbe last three days be has not left
his bed. His physicians think he will be con
valescent within a wees.
Tbe New Chicago In n Collision.
In the heavy fog this morning the big United
States cruiser Chicago ran down a tug and a
float of freight cars in the East river. Tbe
Chicago was moving slowly down stream from
the navy yard, with her own power, at the time,
and the tug was carrying the 'float diagonally
up stream, across the man-of-war's bow. When
about four lengths apart both pilots saw tbe
danger, and warning bells were rung and both
helms put down hard to port By prompt ac
tion a disastrous collision was averted, but It
was impossible to keep the vessels from coming
in contact When tbey came together the
headway was very much reduced. The port
bluff of the Chicago's bow struck the float of
cars on the port side, amidships. Splinters
flew in every direction, and looked bad for the
float for a minute, until both vessels pulled off.
Then it was seen that tbe only damage was to
the upper part of the cars on the float The
Chicago was hardly scratched, and proceeded
to her anchorage in the North river without
delay. Denrann Thompson to FoHow Barass.
"The Old Homestead" is booked to go to
London. Mr. Alexander Comstock, of the
Academy of. Music, has just closed a contract
with Denman Thompson for the exclusive
right to present the play in England. Next
week Mr. Comstock starts abroad to complete
the preliminary arrangements. He will en
deavor to secure a lease of the DmryLane
Theater, as it has about the best seating ca
pacity of any of tbe London theaters. Den
man Thompson and his entire company will
sail for England next May, when the second
season at the Academy of Music will termi
nate. "The Old Homestead" will be presented
in London with the same elaborate stage set
tings as in tbe Academy of Music. Following,
as it does, the "Greatest Show on Earth," Lon
doners will have aa American show the whole
She Was Too Fond of Champagne.
Mrs. Candldo F. Valdes' suit against her
husband for a limited divorce came np again In
the Brooklyn City Court to-day. In his testi
mony Mr. Valdes denied that he ill treated bis
wife, bnt admitted tbat her fondness for cham
pagne bad made trouble between them. Both
of them attended Dr. Talmage's Sunday morn
ing services, and Mrs. Valdes taught in the
Sunday school. At dinner in a restaurant im
mediately after Sunday school, Mrs. Valdes
always drank a quart of champagne. When
Mr. Valdes remonstrated tbat this habit was
expensive and unchristian, Mrs. Valdes said,
"She didn't care, she loved champagne."
Anions the Flitters to Europe.
Mrs. William Walter Phelps, the Hon,
Samnel Hirscb, United. States Minister to
Turkey, and Major General Thomas Pierce
sailed for Europe this morning.
Mutiny on a fitcasashjp.
The steamship Augusta Victoria brought 700
haggard passengers and awornoutcrew into
port to-day. High winds and tremendous seas
had tossed her abont ever since sbe passed the
Lizard. Five sailors; fatigued by overwork,
refused last night to obey orders. They were
put in irons, and will be taken back to Ham
burg to be tried for mutiny. Among the first
cabin passengers of tho Augusta Victoria was
Count N. Zeback, gamekeeper to Emperor
William, of Germany.
On tbe farm of William McKennan, two
miles west of Washington, Pa can be seen an
interesting phenomenon. A well was drilled
on tbe place for oil, but a strong flow of gas
and saltwater was struck instead. The gas,
which is so strong that it blows tbe water sev
eral lectin tbe air, has been lighted. and the
combination forms a pyramid ot burning gas
and water, whose effect cannot be realized,
without being seen.
Six months ago EdwaJrd Hirsong, ot New.
Philadelphia, O., disappeared from -his home,
and. nothing conld be learned of bis where
abouts. His wife, a most respectable woman,
thinking it a case of desertion,' made applica
tion for divorce, and secured it last week.
Thursday Hirsong returned, and, securing a
license, he and bis divorced wife were remar
ried. S..H.ISENBEBO. of Royer. Blair county, is
mourning the loss of a pony that he had kept
for 24 years. Tbe animal was 31 yearrold, and
was caotured in South Carolina the year that
MB. AND SIRS. CHARLES DENOLXS, Of Bull-
town, became separated from their child while
visiting Pottstown a few days ago. The mother
secured the sympathy of a lot of children who
were just "being released from school, ana
pressed them into service as detectives. By this
means the lost child was restored to her in a
The Indians at tbe Carlisle School eat &10
pounds oOeef a day.
Eliza Savage, aged 63 years, of Reading,
has been arrested for a common scold.
For 61 yean James 0"Ha-re,of New Philadel
phia, near Pettstownvhae served as an election
The iMgest family Is Wetcel coaftty; W.
Va consist of IS perseat fatkarr mother,
8 seas ad 8 teaghters.
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, 'CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS
Richard Burton, of Denver, Col.fl
matt fnp ft fllvn... ( i-f ,- .-... .r
T . -uu who uiu
English syndicates Invaded tbeAu
man .Empire, and are buying up breweriesj
Atuucuii, uuu printing offices in Vienna.
An oak tree on the Potter farni.ti
miles from Visalla. Cau. measures 40 feet!
mum uuuuu no ieex trom the ground.
One of the chief industries ot Sicily;,
the mining of sulphur. There are 587 mlnesta?
tne country, ana Brimstone is one of the moss$
Abbotsford ig still so uonnlar a resorts
that the' fees paid by tourists usually&eeedP
mw a year, so mat it is twice as profitable tog
shownneplaceastoletitforthe rent paidibyl
i , i!inT ""'" xen it lor nveyearsj
UUUI jMAIilJViU. r
Last summer a hen belonging to E
Mosley, colored, of Crawfbrdsville. Ini
batched a brood of 12 chickens out iVt
woods. When she brought them to tbe hou
ftebTQuzilioUowta. It has grown np-wi
the chickens, is no wilder than they are. ai
goes to roost with them at night
A magnificent. royal atasr. which.'
been well known, in North Ulst Scotland.1' fort
... ....... , jEu,a,auu wnicn nas sooueni
been stalked and shot at withom iwm that
it had come to be regarded a a rhirm.rt tiarut:
was recently killed, after a nr i .n4 H,m-.
2?1 VstalJ- Th8 clean weI8ht 18stone, and
tbe bead was superb. ' -'i
John Baskett, of Dayton, Tenn.. an!ll
.ciei.ua jung, ooiu prominent young peopIe.v
eloped and were married. Baskett carried a
ladder for two miles and stols hi hrM. fmm'.
an upstairs window at 2 o'clock in the moniBzd
They left tbe town at once to escape-the
wrath of the bride's father, who oonoaed the
An advertisement appeared in a New
York paper the other day calling for Informa
tion regarding 105 persons, whose residences at
certain dates were mentioned. Some of them
were last heard from in lS3i On Inquiry it was
learned that all were depositors In the Bowery
Savings Bank, and that there was money in
that institution which they, or their heirs, had
neglected to remove,
Dennis McCarty, one of the oldest men
in the United States, died at his home, near
Jfort Dodge, la., aged Ul years. The oIdmatf
tR.imeMlujJHiijitiHuUIIl W UOUT3 OlJ
his deatb. and-retained full possession of' hi
mental faculties to tbe last. He was a strong1'
Democrat and took great Interest in theslat
elections. When informed of the result he ex-1
uaiuiru: Allans uoa; a cannowaie la peace,,,
The smallest town in the world to sop;
port a newspaper 13 orando. in the Big Bend
country, Oregon. There are three houses In
town and eight inhabitants, fonr men, three
women and a little girl, yet tbe JTewt is pub.'
Ilsbed every week. The compositor on tbe
News "keens batch" in tha littin mm nri-n:
pied by the type cases and a six-column army.
press, a jtucueu taute is usea xoran "imposing
stone" and the cook stove serves to warm tha
office and fry tbe bacon for both editor and.
In Cape May connty, N, J., the election
has given to the people a new county clerk for
the first time in SO years, and by a singular ii
stance the new clerk is just the tame age that
the retiring one was when first chosen. Jona
than HandTwho is known by every grown person
in the country and to a great majority of the
legal fraternity in that State, has been retired
because he held tho office long enongh tha
only thing that conld be brought against hum
by his opponents. He Is known everywhere as
"Honest Jonathan Hand."
A Rochester lady, who was a guest last'
summer at the Grove Spring House, on Lake '
Keuka, Pennsylvania, had a pit Maltese Uti
ten, only a few eeks old: It wore a ribbon
around its neck; to which was? attached a gold
locket, on which was engraved the word'
"Flossie," the kitten's name. One day the lady
was ont rowing on the lake with her little
daughter, who had the pet kitten In her lap.-'
The kitten, in a playful manner, sprang at
something that attracted its attention, and:
landed in the lake. It sane and itirMrmMr.
ance was anxiously awaited by its mistress; so
that it. could be rescued. But tbe kitcen never,.
came to tne surraee, a tact that caused no little
wonder and nuzzled comment Last Satsn&nrJ
louemuo nsmea .tiaiiey.oi re an ian,,w5
tuning lor oucKoasa on xsiua: roan, Qtssff S
gang baited with a dead golden shiner.' in W"
feet of Water. Responding to a tremendoos'-.s
strike, he succeeded in landing: afaer a lonra
and lively struggle, a seven-pound, glass-eyed-3
pise. An tne atomacn or tne nan was lonna IBS) .i
wuuuijg mute, wiui fiuwv. nsuas upouiw j(
Miss Beckie Johnson, a very pleasing'
and attractive schtfdl teacher, living nearSf .
Thomas, Pa, went to Carlisle a few days ago,
and at tbe railroad station met a man whom!
she had never seen before. In aa hour the
were husband and wife. The groom is John i
Demaree, of RushvUIe, 111, who came atrthsj
way to wed h! unknown bride, and the wed4
ding involves an interesting story of courtship J
at long range. Some time ago Miss Johnsoal
made tbe acquaintance of Miss Maggie Jenkins,'
wbo was visiting near the home ot the school
marm. a strong inenasmp sprang up, ana.
when Miss Jenkins left for her Western homes,
she carried with her Miss Johnson's sincere af-"j
factions and one of herpbotograohs. but it was .
to the Utter that Miss Johnson is indebted fori;
her present husband. Mr. Demaree chanceajj
to see the picture, and was there and then smit-l
ten. A corresponuence mi arrangea oy jsibsi
Jenkins, and the marriage was finally brought!
abont Tho meeting and eeremonr took nUcel
at Carlisle, away from the tn-yintr eyes of cnrKl
ous neighbors wbo had beard of the remark--
Ivan Drarschky-Orloff, from Buda
Pestn, has arrived In New York, and win be
exhibited in a museum. He is known as the
"transnarent man." and his case has interested
some ot the greatest medical authoritiJoCS
Uermany, among wnom are urs. virccowaats
Bergmann, of Berlin, physicians to the royaljj
family. The peculiarity ol Heir Orlog's caserl
is that the bones of his legs, which are ve
small and thin and greatly deformed, areTio ;
soft and cartilaginous that with the-afdatf?
candle or other light in a darkened room one
can look right through the limbs and observe
tbe workings of the blood vessels, both veins
and arteries, which run through the bony
tissue. He is not exactly transparent but be
is certainly translucent and a number of phy
sicians who met tbe little fellow were very
much astonished at what tbeysaw. According
to tbe medical authorities this softening of the
bones, which seemed to begin when he was
about a year old, is extending over his whole
system, and in a few years he will be perfectly
limp ana neipiess. jneysayit u auniumo
loss of the chalky substance in the bony tissue,
and it has already more or less affected tha
CL1FPEB SITS 67 WIT.
The man who wears his heart on his sleevej
docs not do it in order to beat bis way la IIlB. li
Ktamty Enterprise. W
"Does that imported clock of yours keep';
time?" "Utt for any cractlcal purposes. It'
might for one of Wagner's operas." Puck.
"Won at lastl" he exclaimed, triumph
antly. "Yes, Charlie," said she, shyly, nuts
only on the strict condition, yon know, that I aaa
to be the one." tiommuu Journal.
Political Speaker Gentlemen, allow xaej
tossy that in politics, as in every private affisjfjj
eTerv man should have a mind of sis own. "f
A Voice Are yoa msxrlt&TKtamfj EnUrJt
The European, title Beg pardon, bnt IE
think I've met yoa before. Don't you belong toj
Tbe American dollar If o: your set belongs to
me. sfoszon prunes.
"Wife I've jusi found srecejpted hattee'aj
bill in your pocket I thought you said you didnt
feel able to buy yonrseir a new sue bat tms isiiraw
Ilusband-!io, Indeed; that was one I boughtjoj
pay a bet with. Time.
Ada How is it that Lena is so popularl
with the young men. Fanny? Why, tae'sl
homely as a parrot
Fanny Yes, Lena Is homely: but yoa see, Ads
sbe nas no ume oroiner. rim.
Perfectly Natural. Mrs. Brown WhatJ
prompted that bold young man to kiss you , at thej
door last night? 33
Cora Why, ma, I don't think he needed aayj
prompting. Rao IqtK Bun.
Gamm The Republican party in'. OaieJ
resembles greatly a group la the French ChamssrI
Uazzam-The txtrtme Left. Sew lork SuS
Friend I hrve called at your offiee'several
times but have never been able to And yoa In
Lawyer I was out electioneering. I don't e
to sot oce at all, I'm to busy.
Friend-I see; yau are a reform. eeaMteto.aJM
believe the man should seek the oases, set the o
tbe sua. Tsxat SiJUng:
JyJMaeew; (tea opponent wHk w4m fce A
,b hla aaaegry raeeeMMajatrMMntl