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THE PITTSBURGH DISPATCH," WEDNESDAY, tfOVEMBER' L3, 1889,
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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. NOV. 13, 1SS9.
THE REALIZATION OF THE PARK.
The letter from Mis. Schenley transmit
ting the deeds of the new park to the city of
2?ittsburg shows that the time is close at
hand when our city will be possessed of that
magnificent property in perpetuity. The
transition from the undesirable position of a
city absolutely destitute of park spaces to
one possessed of a park presenting in its
unimproved state magnificent features of
natural beauty is one that will be gratifying
to the entire community.
It should be remembered, however, that
the entire duty of the city, in the acquire
ment and opening of improved park spaces,
will cot be satisfied with the improvement
of this property. It is, and will be for all
time, a splendid adornment to the
city; but other park spaces should be pro
Tided nearer to the densely populated quar
ters of the working people. The hill tops
furnish many places where small parks may
be located and improved at comparatively
small cost. It should be the policy of the
city to provide such breathing spots for the
working classes which can be reached at
the expense of a shorter journey than many
of them will have to take to reach the large
and beautiful one which Mrs. Schenley has
The work of beautifying Pittsburg and
making it as attractive as it is prosperous,
commences auspiciously with this gift of
Mrs. Schenley. It should be perfected
and filled out by a complete system of
smaller parks scattered throughout the city.
ATT ACCESSION TO HOME EXILE.
The announcement that Iord Dufferin
has given in his adhesion to the principle of
Home Rule and will take a leading position
in the Home Rule party as soon as he is
able to retire from the diplomatic service
adds a valuable recruit to the party of Glad
stone and Parnell. His position and char
acter, as the dispatches indicate, point to him
as the Viceroy of Ireland under the first
Home Itule government. If the statement
is as authentative as it purports to be, it in
dicates that the drift toward the Liberal
policy is mating itself felt as strongly
among the men of brains and statesmanship
as it has for some time among the masses, as
shown by the results of the by-elections. It
will be an auspicious beginning for Home
Sale if it is inaugurated in Ireland under
the administration of so able and popular
a statesman as Lord Dufferin
BKICE IN THE FIELD.
The information that Mr. Calvin S. Brice
has yielded to the earnest solicitation
of his friends and become a candidate
lor United States Senator from Ohio, fol
lows rather closely upon the heels of Mr.
Brice's reported disavowals of any such
ambition, in this city, yesterday. It is not
an unprecedented change of heart, as is
testified from the days when Ca:sar put
aside the kingly crown, or the young woman
who swearing she would ne'er consent, con
sented. Mr. Brice's candidacy promises lively
times in the Ohio Legislature. "With a col
lection of millionaires like Brice, Thomas
and Payne to choose from, the chances of the
wire-pullers for remunerative work in the
canvass are especially promising. It is no
more than just to sav that so far in his politi
cal career Mr. Brice has not been connected
with any acts of corruption. "Whether the
combination of sanguine temperament and
wealth, which he presents, can keep his
record equally clean throughout the coming
content is a question which depends upon
Mr. Bnce birolf for an affirmative answer.
We certainly hepe that in Mr. Brice's
chase of the Senatorial rainbow, someone
else will not collar the pots of gold which
may be scattered along his path to that
BACK-ACTION PBEE-TEADE LOGIC.
A rather singular exercise of free-trade
logio is made by the Boston Herald in con
nection with some recent statements of Mr.
Swank on the iron and steel trade. Mr.
Swank states that the United States is at
present the largest consumer of iron and
steel in the world. "And yet," exclaims
the Herald, "we are not able to export iron
and steel except in those cases where the
Talue of the exported article consists chiefly
in what has been given to it by American
labor." The idea that large consumption
of a given staple should result in its exporta
tion is only rivaled by the spectacle of a
free-trade paper pointing out that the result
of protection is to permit the exportation of
the most highly finished products, on which
the greatest amount of protected labor has
been expended. If the Herald keeps on
arguing with sufficient industry, it will
make out a strong case for protection.
BESULTS OF CUSTOM.
The fact that the police of Philadelphia
have got to pay a bill for valuable china
has a bearing upon some of the customs that
seem to have been established by unwritten
law. The idea that city urchins areentitled to
indulge in al! torts of lawless destruction of
property on Halloween received an illustra
tion in this city a few days ago by the plac
icgof obstructions on a railroad track which
might have cost a wholesale slaughter. The
kindred custom that on election night boys
or men can levy on anything combustible
they can find, in order to make bonfires,
stands in the relation of cause to the china
hill which the Philadelphia guardians of
the peace must pay.
In the pursuit of the grand public right
of bonfires on election night the enthusiastic
youth of Philadelphia found a hogshead in
the rear of an auction house and rolled it to
the fire. Policemen, constables and special
officers were present, and when it was found j
that the heads were intact promptly aided
in the task of breaking up the hogshead
and consigning it to the flames. But in do
ing this the fact was discovered that the hogs
head contained a lot of china-ware packed
in hay. It was impossible that this discov
ery should 'be permitted to interfere with
public and juvenile right of bonfires; and so
the police proceeded to conserve the great
est good of the greatest number by distribut
ing the crockery among the housewives of
the adjacent tenements. This operation
under the supervision of the police had just
been concluded when an employe of the
auction house arrived and informed the
guardians of the public welfare that they
had scattered two dinner sets of Haviland
ware worth about a hundred dollars. The
hogshead was ready for the bonfire, however,
and that great publio privilege was en
joyed; although the memory of it may be
somewhat saddenedin the minds of the
police by the order from municipal head
quarters that the policemen present must
settle for the china.
Between arresting members of dancing
clubs and distributing the china of the rich
among the wives of the poor the police appear
to be engaging in radical reforms. But in
this latter case the reform may prove most
effective in its recoil. As in the case of
Halloween obstructions on railway tracks,
when the prescriptive right of bonfires on
election night develops into a general dis
tribution of other people's property, it seems
time to place the restrictions of reason on
the exercise of prescriptive customs.
THE PHILADELPHIA IDEA.
The singular views of some of our fellow
countrymen, concerning the entertainment
of public guests, appears from the reports
to have reached a materialization by the so
called reception of the Pan-American dele
gates at Philadelphia. It is remembered
that when the Prince of "Wales came to this
country thirty years ago, there was a gen
eral tendency to make a show of him. It
was supposed that we had since progressed
somewhat beyond that stage; but the mu
nicipal idea of Philadelphia still seems to
be that the main use of the delegates to an.
international congress is to be exhibited
like the attractions of a menagerie.
The unique idea of the way in which to
develop mutual commerce brought out by
these performances is certainly striking.
Perhaps the Philadelphia mind may be
pardoned for looking at it in that way, on
account of the probability that the best
thing that Philadelphia could send to our
Southern neighbors is her Mayor and Coun
cils for exhibition as an awful example of
The rest of the country need not have any
objections to Philadelphia's making a cir
cus of herself; but it is necessary to inter
pose a decided protest against treating the
nation's guests in that manner.
HE WOULD HOT BUT DID,
It is a rather singular commentary on the
recent Kentucky tragedy which was made by
a statement of the clergyman who conducted
the funeral exercises of Colonel Swope. The
clergyman asserts that Swope told him, in
speaking of his quarrel with Goodloe: "I
could not bear to live, sir, if I had made
that wife a widow and those children
This was intended to show the dead man's
goodness of heart; but it can hardly fail to
suggest to an impartial observer, that it
shows that Swope did what he did with his
eyes open as to the consequences. He could
not bear to make the wife and children of
his antagonist widow and orphans, and yet
in the sequel he did it He did cot live to see
it because the man whom he shot slashed
him to pieces with a bowie knife so that he
died first That the responsibility of one
murderer and victim alike can be much dis
tinguished from the other, is not clear.
The awful fact is that men who profess the
sentiments of Christianity, humanity and
chivalry cannot maintain differences of
opinion without shooting and stabbing each
other with the fury of wild beasts.
That such a thing could be possible at the
close of the nineteenth century, raises the
doubt whether men who are, capable of such
butchery have made much of an improve
ment on savagery, exoept upon the surface.
BBAWK BEATS BKAlHS.
It is curious that John Bull has accorded
his broadest smiles, his biggest banquets
and his warmest words of welcome to Buffalo
Bill and Barnum of all the great Americans
who have set foot upon the soil of Albion.
Even Brother Blaine, though his name has
the cabalistic B as its initial, was received
with bnt a tithe of the clamor that the im
mortal Bill and our ownPhineas T. excited.
Does this reflect upon England's taste or
our judgment most?
Far be it from us to underrate the Hon.
"Wm. F. Cody or the uncrowned king of the
circus, P. T. Barnum ; they are indeed ben
efactors in their way. It delighted us to see
the French enslaved by the cowboy con
tingent, and there is considerable satisfac
tion in knowing that Barnum is raking in
the shillings and six-peaces of Londoners.
Still we would like to insinuate in the
gentlest guise possible, that the welcome
given to our showmen in IVgland would be
pleasanter to contemplate if the social at
mosphere of that Island did cot in compari
son grow chilly when a real product of
American culture ventured there. British
taste seems to be rather beefy still. It is
American brawn, rather than American
brains, that Britain admires.
"Notwithstanding all that the Presi
dent has had to experience during the past
week, he must soon issue his Thanksgiving
proclamation enumerating all the good things
we haTe to be grateful for." The esteemed
Boston Globe, which makes the above remark,
needs to have some one inform it of the fact
that the President escaped the dilemma of
issuing a Thanksgiving proclamation after a
defeat by getting it out before the election.
Captain "Wissman's industry in extend
ing the German power on the Zanzibar coast is
certainly recognized by the press dispatches,
which have credited him with capturing the
town of Saadani three times, it seems to be a
matter of habit with the Captain.
The assassination of a State Governor
In Mexico is a feature which we had hoped was
wiped out of the North American continent
The murder of General Corona, however, does
not appear to have been a political one, and
compared with such an event as the recent
Kentucky tragedy does not show Mexico at a
disadvantage in comparison with the United
The intimation that Alexander, of Bat
tenberg, may make himself a leading figure in
European politics once more has little to go
on. Alexander lost his chance of being a hero
when he let go of his hold on Bulgaria at the
frowns of Russia and Germany.
Me. Depew's declaration that the rail
road trust "would mean disaster and demorali
zation to all the railroad securities of the coun
try" shows that the able President of the New
York Central has a tolerably clear understand
ing of the popnlar temper with regard to pro
jects to secure for the great corporations ad
vantages over the masses of the people. '
Oub Eastern cotempoiaries which are pub-
lishlng illustrated articles enumerating the
heiresses ot New York, seem determined that
they will cot leave undone any part of the work
which they might accomplish in extending our
trade with foreign countries.
The declaration is made by the Philadel
phia J'ras that "in choosing a United Btates
Senator, the Ohio Democrats will have to face
the old inevitable issue: Bar'l or Brains." The
list of candidates named so far shows that at
the present time the Ohio Democrats do not
consider it necessary to count trains as In the
race at all.
Feank Hued is a rank free trader;
but if the Ohio Democrats should send him to
the Senate the transaction would be free from
the taint of boodle. That is more than it would
be safe to say of the election of some of the
other men named.
Tub Presidents of the leading colleges are
discussing whether it is expedldent to reduce
the college coarse to three years. Careful in
vestigation makes it doubtful whether the
young men can be thoroughly trained in the
arts of baseball, rowing, football and boxing in
less than the four years' term.
Pebhats "Warner Miller, of New York,
is cot wholly disconsolate over the fact that
other Republican leaders have joined him out
side the breastworks. Misery generally can
endure itself a little hotter if it has company.
If it is true that Governor Foraker was
defeated because he was in favor ot making
the saloon keeper obey the laws, it was a defeat
of the kind that is more honorable than victory.
But the assertions that it is so,come principally
from tho classes who think that liquor should
be mightier than legislation.
The operators and miners of the river
mines seem to bo drifting along to the point
whero they will respectively make a stand on
the principle that co bread at all is better than
halt a loaf.
Mb. C. P. HnirTiJf QTON is showing espe
cial activity In getting up railroad combina
tions at present This Is justified by the recent
increase in his family expenses, which renders
it absolutely necessary that the public shall
yield up more money for profit on his stocks.
PEOPLE OF PEOMINENCE.
Senator Justin S. Mobbtavz of Vermont,
is 79 years old. He was elected to Congress in
1851 and has been in the Senate 20 years.
Mrs. Cleveland- is having her portrait
painted by a "Washington artist It is said that
the picture will bo presented to the Corcoran
Kose Elizabeth Cleveland will spend
the winter in Florida. She has purchased a
home at Paola, Orange county, at the southern
extremity of the State. Miss Cleveland has
been living at Holland Patent, N. Y., of late.
She will not return there until next April.
It seems strange to say that anyone who re
members Colonel William Prescott of Bunker
Hill fame, is still living, bnt such is the case.
Mrs. Sarah Chaplin Rockwood, a daughter of
Colonel Frescott's niece, is living in Portland,
N. Y., where she last week celebrated her 101th
birthday. She says she remembers the Bunker
Hill hero very well.
M, S. TjANGLet, who was Thackeray's Private
Secretary, kept a diary in I860, which has been
offered for sale. The record of daily events is a
full one. Notes of tho great author's conver
sation and remarks have been jotted down day
by day, and his opinions on all sorts and condi
tions of men and events are in the chronicle,
and his personal peculiarities have also been
TnE son of Richard "Wagner has determined
to follow in tho footsteps of his father, and
devote himself to music. He has already taken
the first step, having caused his name to be
eotered on the students' roll at the celebrated
Raff Academy or Musio School in Frankfort-on-the-Main.
The young man bears the came
of SIcgfned, and tboe who are intimate with
him say that the ambition of his life is to con
duct the performances of his father's works at
Bayreuth in the theater devoted wholly to his
Axons Senator Edmunds' many witty
speeches and crushing repartees, hardly one
can have been wittier or more crushing than
bis answer to some speech of a Senator from
Texas. The Texas Senator had just sat down,
hot, exhausted and convinced. Senator Ed
monds got up and in his driest manner sent
this rustling across the aisle: "Now, if my
friend from Texas has any good reasons for bis
proposition, I wish he would kindly state them,
instead of giving us the poor reasons, and keep
ing tne good ones to himself."
The committee from the Catholic Congress,
in session in Baltimore, waited on the Presi
dent yesterday morning by appointment and
presented him with an address. The commit
tee consisted of the following named gentle
men: Joseph J. O'Donabue, of New York; John
Byrne, of Ohio; John D. Keily, of New York;
B. T. Bnval, of Arkansas; Daniel A. Rudd, of
Ohio; Anthony Kelly, of Minnesota; M. Glen
nan, of Virginia; James D. Coleman, of Louis
iana; R. C. Kerens, of Missouri; John Guerin,
of Illinois, and Alexander P. Morse, of 'Wash
ington. The President received them cordially
and listened carefully to the reading of the
Among the President's callers yesterday was
Mr. Bright, of England, son ot Mr. Jacob
Bright M. P., and nephew of the late Johc
Bright. He was accompanied by his friend.
Mr. Pace, of England. Tho President received
them very cordially and expressed to Mr.Brlght
his great admiration of the character and
services of his distinguished uncle, referring to
his well-known friendship for this country dur
ing the Civil War. He also remarked that
among the books he valued and often referred
to was one containing extracts from the
speeches and writings of the great English
statesman. The visitors wero subsequently
conducted through the White House and their
attention drawn to a marble bust of John
Bright occupying a prominent place in the main
AN INGENIOUS ENUMEEAT0B.
A Blncblno That Perform tbe Work of Half
a Dozen Clerks.
From the Brooklyn Citizen,
There is no doubt that in the course of timo
work people are going to be a superfluity, and
tha, we are all going to spend our time in play
while tbe machines wait upon us and perform
all necessary labor. I came across a new proof
of this assertion tbe other day In one of the
telegraph offices. I noticed that the man who
received my message went to a queer
looking machine and struck some
keys, something after the manner of
a typewriter. There Immediately flew up In the
back part of the contrivance tho number of my
telegram, the number of words in it and the
amount I bad paid. My curiosity being aroused
I interviewed the player of this queer instru
ment and he told me it was a new labor-saving
device, and also a cbeckupon dishonesty which
Norvm Green was trying In their office and was
about deciding to place in every telegraph office
the Western Union controls.
It is an enumerator. Now adding machines
have been known ever since the invention of
the ola Abacus, bnt this enumeration performs
tbe work ot half a dozen clerks, does it with
unfailing accuracy and is, moreover, so
simple that it can be made for f5
or 50, wl He the ordinary adding machine
used in banks fetches anynhere
from U0 to S100. It is a double back
aitiou sort of affair, as the telegraph clerk ex
plained it to me. As it is used in their work it
registers every telegram, its price and length
on a slip, and at the end of the day registers
tbe whole number of-words dispatched and the
entire sum of money received. In banks it is
used in much the same way in filling tho
checks and making np the boots at the end of
On touching a key the number and value of
the check is thrown up into view, and at the
same moment it is registered on the BliD. while
I at the end of the list of checks It registers on
me ony kuv uuure amount caicuiiiieu vwiu per
fect mathematical accuracy. So greatly docs
it simplify and shorten tbe cashiers' and book
keepers' work that the Clearing Honse the
other day, using one ot them, cleared off its
entire list in 30 minutes the same work usually
occupying two hoars and a half and the labor
of many clerks.
25 BUFFALOES LASSOED.
The Surprising Feat Performed
Iiuntcr In the Northwest.
Winnipeg, November 14 Buffalo Jones, of
Garden City, Kan., has bad au exciting time at
Stony Mountain this week. He lassoed 25 full
grown buffaloes to-day and bad them hobbled.
They are to be shipped to Salt Lake City.
Many are the regrets that tbe buffaloes are to
leave the great Northwest, where they are bo
much needed for their fur and hardiness.
THE TOPICAL TALKEE.
Rather Wet and Muddy Id the Woods, bnt
n Redbird, and a Snake Varied the
This is not exactly tbe time of year to go
tramping through the woods woodland glades
are. unromantlcally muddy, the rotting leaves
may have a pleasant odor to the melancholy
poet, but they are disagreeably sloshy under
the foot of tho mosaic pedestrian and yet yes
terday's sunshine tempted me to walk out over
a rural road and then strike off on a bridle
path through a wooded valley that I remember
as a cool retreat from the July sun, and a
grand grouping of nature's gaudiest banners in
The tiny Infant of a run that I had known in
the summer had grown out ot all recognition.
It was a burly stream with a goodly voice of its
own. Here it spread out over a peDbly beach,
there burrowed beneath the twisted roots of a
forest tree. In quiet places the leaves still lay
matted on its bosom, and a water rat jumping
from the bank into one of these carpeted pools,
seemed scared at the contaot with tho leaves
and flustered aronnd for a dozen seconds be
fore divitg out of sight
The sky was so deeply blue, the southerly
wind so soft andwarm,and the sunshine made so
mellow a clow even among tho thickly growing
trees, that a redbird hardly dlscernlb le in the
top of a cedar tree sang two or three verses of
a roundelay that I feel sure he bad been com
posing for use next spring. "Well, who would
sneer at a redbird for thinking that spring had
come yesterday? If this gentlest of Indian sum
mers keeps up a day or two I shouldn't be sui
prisad if that redbird falls to building a new
nest in his favorite terrace on the cedar. By
tho way, what a charming residence from which
to watch the leaves swell to tho bursting, the
grass grow green again, to hear spring's grand
concert break from all the birds' throats, would
be that saitle redbird's villa in the big cedar
tree shadowing the creek!
But the warmth has drawn other and uglier
creatures than the redbirds fr om their season
able courses. Across the narrow path where
the sunlight fell full and generously upon tbe
shale rock's yellowish face, a tolerably long
black snake lay basking. Very few sober per
sons have the privilege of seeing snakes in mid
November, but I am free to say that anybody
can have my privileges in thU direction at a
bargain. Not that this particular black snake
proved an obstacle or a turning point in my
career. His snakeship was wondrous sleepy
and docile. Even when a walking stick urged
him to hurry his departure he did not talk
back, but slowly wriggled down the bank to
ward the creek.
"Do you know," said my companion, "that
snakes always move in a straight line?"
"No," said I, "casual observation of a snake's
locomotion has led me to believe that its course
is anything bnt Euclid's definition of a straight
line the shortest way between two given
'Tm cot speaking of a snake's movement
geometrically," was the reply; "but speaking
generally it is a fact that a snake is averse to
changing its course, and cannot turn readily. I
heard that long ago. A girl I know once
proved the truth of this theory very oppor
tunely. "She was a dear little girl then, with light
brown curls, and the strangest liking for
funerals I ever heard of. Her favorite pastime
in the summer was to sit on a rock by the ceme
tery gate and watch for funerals. One day
when she was sitting in her wonted position
with her feet curled under her on the warm
rock, she heard a rustle in the leaves, and, look
ing down, saw a very large snake with stripes,
which, she declares to this day, were as big as
those on the national banner. Being a brave
little girl she -did not scream, but instead, at
once bethought of her grandmother's advice as
to receiving snakes. This advice was to run
a little way in a straight line from
the snake, and then abruptly turn
off at right angles. So this little brown-curled
girl jumped off the rock and ran down the hill
side as fast as her sandals could carry her.
The snake, for reasons best known to itself,
also fled down tbe bill. After traveling a dozen
yards, tbe child jumped to one side and ran a
few steps according to tbe recipe. She had the
intense satisfaction of seeing the snake disap
pear down the hill.
"Perhaps tho serpent wanted to go down hill
"Perhaps you dont know anything- about
A WORM NINE FEET LONG
Intrudes Among a Party of Beer Drinkers,
Creating- Grent Excitement.
New Yobk, November 12. John Braun and
his sister, who live at 44 Avenue D, were en
joying a comfortable class of beer in Fritz
Pabat's saloon in Park Row about 9 o'clock at
night The back room where they wero sitting
was once used for a concert room before tbe
law divorced beer and music. Mr. Braun's
back rested comfortably against a railing that
inclosed the otherwise open stairway to the
cellar. A step ladder rested on the rail beside
him and bung alongside the short wall between
tbe front and back rooms. His sister sat op
posite him, facing tbe stairway. Pabst and
Louis, the bartender, were behind the bar,
and in front of it seated at tables, were Rich
ard Cluff. Andrew Shoemaker and others.
Cluff was just raising a big glass of beer to his
lips, when the whole party heard Braun's sister
crv: "Look out, John, there's a worm."
Everybody ran into the back room. Sure
enough, there was a snake, and a big one. He
was crawling out of the cellar, and when Braun
first saw him he had cot bis head a foot or so
above the rail and was surveying his new sur
roundings, Pabst sprang behind tbe bar for a
revolver. Shoemaker shed his big overcoat
and grabbed a cheese knife from the bench
counter, and Louis appeared with an ax from
the kitchen. Cluff clung to his glass of beer.
Braun's sister got behind a table. Tney moved
to the attack in a hollow square, and after a
hard battle, slaughtered the snake. The cel
lar wall divides Pabst's from Charles Reiche
& Bro.'s animal store, and the snake had es
caped from there. He was about nine feet
long, and as thick as a man's arm. He was
probably a young python.
WILLING TO OBLIGE A LADY.
An Amusing Story of Tbnddcus Steven and
Hi Red Wig.
From the New York Trlbune.l
Colonel Thomas, one time member of Con
gress was in tbe city this week, and among
tales of the old days told the following about
"Thaddens Stevens was sitting in his office
one day with a few friends when in walked an
old lady, wearing a poke bonnet bine goggles,
and carrying a green, alpaca umbrella, bho
looked around the room as if in search of some
one. and then said solemnly:
"'Can you tell me whereto find Thaddens
Stevens, the Apostle of Liberty?'
"Old Thad" blushed.
" Tm Thaddens Stevens," ho replied
" 'Are you Thade-e-us Stevens, the Apostle of
'I reckon I am, ma'am.
"The old lady dropped her parasol, made a
ruh toward Stevens to kiss him, and when he
held her off, she said:
" ! came from Bucks county to seo Thade-e us
Stevens, tne Aposuo ot AiiDenv, ana to take
homo with me a lock of his hair.'
"The Apostle of Liberty took off his red wig,
handed It to her, and said:
" There it is, ma'am. Take as much as you
HELPED ON HIS OWN GALLOWS.
A Condemned Youth Assist In tbe Building of
a Scaffold Meant far Himself.
Philadelphia, November 12. The gal
lows on which Josenh Hillman is to be hanged
to-morrow at Woodbury, was placed in position
to-day. Hillman requested to be kept in his
present quarters and mingled with the work
men, and once offered bis assistance in placing
the mstrumeut of death in position.
In an interview this morning he said that all
his sins had been forgiven and he was going to
heaven. This afternoon his wife, sister
mother, father and uncle paid him their last
visit Joe Van Hlse, the official hangman of
the State, is at the jail superintending the de
tails of tbe execution.
A Multitude of Candidate.
From the Chicago News.
As about all the Democrats in Ohio are cow
candidates for the United States Senate thore
are good reasons for thinking that some of
thorn will bo disappointed.
Death of Toal ScharfTer.
Cltviland, November 11 Louis Bchieffer, a
well-known capitalist and philanthropist and
owner of the CantonOpera House, died to-day at
Canton, aged 74. V
THE. MOZART'S CONCERT.
Tbe Rendition of Cinderella a Complete
Success Character Heartily Encored.
An audience representing the wealth and
fashion of the two cities filled Old City Hall
last evening to listen to the first concert of the
season by the Mozart Club.
Tbe initial number of the programme was
Mendelssohn's overture, "Fingal's Cave," per
formed by the entire orchestra. That It was
appreciated the applanse witfi which it was re
ceived testified. The harp solo, "Grand Fan
tasia on Operatic Airs," rendered by the com
poser. Mr. John Cheshire, harpist to H. R. H.
the Duke of Edinburgh, was received with
great favor. Out of compliment to the long
and continued ovation given him the Gentle
man favored his hearers with a second selec
tion. The ever interesting story of Cinderella was
refreshed in tne minds ,f ttmsn nrAni with
Mrs. Emma Wolfe assuming the title role. It
was hard to imagine the beau tlful women, in a
Parisian toilet qf white, with the shimmer of
many diamonds, a poor neglected maiden, but
in the story, such is narrated. The 'Fairy
Queen," Mrs. M. Honkler, whose mission it was
to relieve the sufferings of poor "Cinderella"
by calling to her aid the fairies and spirits, was
a charming impersonation of the benign fairy
in a decollete costume of soft white silk with a
handsome diamond necklace sparkling on her
Mr. E. H. liermitt as the King, who won
tbe heartand alter numerous trials and tribula
tions, the hand of the fair Cinderella, was
kingly enough both In manner and in voice to
win the heart and hand of almost any maiden.
The chorus of fairies and spirits were all that
imagination could suggest in their co-operation
with, and anxiety to assist the Queen in her
match-making scheme, and In their expressions
ofjoy at her success.
The orchestral accompaniment and the ren
dering of the entire programme was fully up
to the standard long ago won by the artists ot
tbe Mozart Club.
The programme was a trifle long, as was
proven by a great many people leaving the hall
during cho ten minutes' intermission between
tho second and last part, but with that excep
tion the concert was a complete success,
A f ETCHING CALISTHENIO PICTUBE.
Washington Young ladles Going
for Healthful Exerrlsc.
A fetching picture was presented In tho gym
nasium of Library Hall, of Mt Washington,
yesterday afternoon. Fifteen maidens, rang
ing from 10 years up to SO, arranged In bewitch
ing callsthenie costumes, were receiving in
struction in tbe use of the Indian clubs and
dumb-bells. Miss Blanch Jones, daughter of
Rev. David Jones, is the teacher of these young
ladies, and if her own superb physique and de
lightful coloring is the result of light gymnas
tics, as she calls the course of training, it is
certainly to be recommended, although the sys
tem is antagonistic to that advocated by Del
sarte, Jenness Miller and Mrs. Bishop.
Yesterday was the third lesson of the course
of 60 to be given, and the class numbers 15, as
already stated. For some time tbe Board of
Managers of the library have been considering
the formation ot this class, and finally a com-,
inittee of tbe following ladies was appointed:'
Mrs. McMillian. Mrs. W. Sawn 111, Mrs. E.
Smithson. Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Torrence,
Mrs. McMillian as Chairman and Mrs. Sawhill
Of course the class was a certainty when
these ladles took bold of the matter. It will
meet twice a week, Tnesdajs and Fridays, and
the price for the course is moderate enough to
allow anyone to become a pupil.
THEIE ANNUAL SDPPEK,
About S00 at the Tables In Fourth Avenuo
The supper and annual meeting at the Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church last evening were as
enjoyable as possible for the sociable company
of 200 members who gathered around the tables
and sharpened their appetites for au after-
least consisting of gratifying reports and dis
cussion of the elements that bad contributed
to marked snecess and progress in the church
the past year. The clerk's report showed a
total membership of 650; the treasurer's figures
exhibited faithful activity of the members in
giving, and wa3 admirably supplemented,
ronnded out and stimulated by Mr. H. K.
Porter's address on the benefits of systematic
Then there were encouraging reports from all
the interests of the churoh, including the nota
ble improvement in attendance and interest at
the Linosn Grove Chapel, in charge of Rev.
William Ward West the assistant pastor. Tbe
Young Men's League gave promise of good and
better work in the near future, and the pastor.
Rev. Howard B. Grose, closed with one of his
characteristic happy and hopeful talks on "The
Retrospect and the Prospect" It was an even
ing well spent
LOTS OP LITTLE L0EDS.
Woman's Industrial Exchange Has) a
New Fad Well Started.
The inauguration of the sale of Christmas
novelties will take place on November 21 at the
rooms of the Woman's Industrial Exchange on
Penn avenue. Little Lord Fauntleroy and bis
mother "Dearest" are at present guests at the
aforesaid rooms, and before the time specified
for the reception a whole family of Fauntle
roys will arrive. They promise to be the pre
vailing fad this winter, and the ladies hope to
find permanent homes for a great many mem
bers of this very popular family.
Everything desirable in the trimmings of
parlor and bondoir will be found at this open,
ing of Christmas goods, and in the newest and
most artistic designs.
Handkerchief aud glove cases are made now
in the finest of white linen, and embroidered,
perfumed with sweet clover. Sweet clover
promises to be tbe favorite this winter, both in
design and perfume. They are to be found on
almost every article of recent manufacture in
tended for the use of the dainty maid or
matron. Tbe ladles will serve lunch on tbe
day of the reception between the hours 12 and
2, and icecream and cake during the remainder
of the afternoon.
In a Social War.
THE Social Thirteen Club held their annual
election of officers last evening at the residence
of Mr. John H. Detker an Davis street
The Willing Workers of the Fourth Avenue
BaptistCburch will give an entertainment next
SEASONS FOE GIVING THANKS.
Governor Beaver Refer to the Johnstown
Flood In HI Proclamation.
SrECIAL TELIOBAJI TO THE DISPATCH.!
Haerisiitjbo, November 12, Governor
Beaver to-day issued a proclamation recom
mending to tbe people of Pennsylvania the
general observance of the 28th of November,
the time designated, by tho President as
Thanksgiving Day. The Governor says:
Not unmindful of the deep waters of affliction
through which many parts of our Commonwealth
hive passed, we can rejoice witn them In the con
stant abundant stream of cbarlty which has sowed
from all parts of tho world for the alleviation of
their suSerlnfc, and mitigation, so far ss such
ministration can avail, of their sorrow. Let tbe
dav be one of devout worship, or hallowed mem
ories, or present cheer, of social amenities, and of
large-hearted beneficence; and so shall we honor
God and be a help and a blessing toourfeliow
cien. OBSEQUIES OF TREASDEEK HART.
Over 3,000 Pooplo Take a Last Look at the
Itemnins Lying: in State.
Habbisbubq, November 1Z The remains of
State Treasurer Hart lay in State in tbe ro
tunda of tbe Capitol two hours today, during
which time over 5,000 people looked into bis
tace. Several elaborate floral tributes con
tributed by the Executive, Sta,te, and Treasury
departments were dlsplaved at the head of the
casket Rev. George H. Chambers delivored
tho funeral oration in the hall of tbe House in
the presence of the members of the several
State departments and many Senators and Rep
resentatives as well as citizens.
The funeral arrangements were under mill,
tary direction. Among those who participated
in the obsequies were United States Senator
Quay, State Treasurer-elect Boyer and Senator
The Bnllot in Rome.
From the New York World.I
It is a strange thing to read in the current
dispatches irom the Old World tbe result of
the municipal elections In Rome. The Eternal
City seems to represent the extreme ideas of
apcient conservatism, but, behold! the people
must have the ballot Monarchy is doomed.
Burr the Hntcbet.
jrromtheNew York Tribune,;
With snch an example as tbe correspondence
of Mr. Foraker and Mr. Campbell before them,
why can't Governor Hill and Mr. Cleveland
shake Binds over the bloody chasm?
Not Kxnctly a Novelty.
From thaEoston Globe.
At Pittsburg tbe Pan-American delegation
waa treated to a natural gas display. Just as
though they didn't get that wherever they el
IN THE FB0ZEN NORTH.
Strange 6Igbti la tbe Icy Polar Regions
Tbe Influence of tbe Harsh Climate on
the Viking Races Hairbreadth Escapes
Amansr tho Wild CllflV.
The further north you go, the mora marvels
spring up around you. No words can do jus
tice to the weird attraction ot this strange life
beyond the bounds pf tbe living world, where
there Is no sunrise and no sunset but one end
less, unchanging day; where tune, space ana
established rules are alikennknowni where you
breakfast at i in the morning, sup at midnight,
dine whenever you please, and never go to bed
at all; where men are no bigger than children,
and children no bigger than dolls; where mos
quitoes swarm beyond the arctio circle; where
you find cattle tbe size of sheep, sheep the
size of dogs, and dogs the size of rabbits; where
one turns from watching the sea foam into
whirlpools around a frolicsome whale to see an
eagle swoop from the brow ot a perpendicular
procipice 6,000 feet high; where phantom ships
appear banging upside down in mid-air, and
instead of one sun you fee four or five at onre;
where dwarfs live under the snow as in fairy
tales, and the day of tho week or of the month
is a matter of glorious uncertainty from the
ueijmnma oi tne voyage 10 tne ena or it
But when you pass from tbe limit of vegeta
tion into the region of eternal emptiness be
yond, the Polar Ocean is seen in Its grimmest
and gloomiest aspect. The brightest and clear
est day can do little to soften the sternness of
tbe cold, gray roeka and lonely lifeless waters
of 'the land where all things are forgotten?'
but when seen beneath the gloomy shadow of a
Eawenng storm tee aesoiation oi tne wnoie
landscape becomes absolutely overwhelming.
Not a tree, not a shrub, not even a blade ot
grass is to be seen upon the bare, craggy sides
of innumerable precipices, heaving up their
gaunt outline against the darkening sky, and
the endless succession of barren mountains
overbupg by the cold dead whiteness of the
eternal snow, the sullen, lifeless waters be
neath, the gray leaden Bky overhead, the tre
mendous loneliness, tbe dead, unearthly awful
silence, all combine to crush you with an over
powering sense of utter and ghastly isolation, a
weird nightmare feeling ot being the only
thing left living upon tbe face of a dispeopled
The Stern Norse Gods.
It is from such scenery as this that one learns
to understand the grim, mighty, granite-hewn
figures of Scandinavian mythology, whose very
heaven was no place ot ease and softness and
luxury, but a whir of eternal battle. One can
fancy how mean and paltry would appear, says
David Ker, in a letter to tbe New York Timet,
amid the silence and loneliness of these tre
mendous solitudes, tbe dainty divinities ot
soft sunny, sensuous Greece a curly-bearded
Jove, a sleek Apollo, a dapper Mercury, a
round-limbed Venus, Far different are tbe
stern deities of the stormy North Odin scat
tering the clouds of heaven before the rash of
his giant horse, Thor dashing the mountains in
pieces at every stroke of his thunderbolt ham
mer, gir shaking the solid rocks to their
foundations with tbe shock of his roaring
waves, Heimdall making earth and sky echo to
the blast of his war horn, and Snrtur's fiery
sword "melting the mountains in the day of
It was in one of the countless rocky islets
of this ghostly sea (a mere dot in the boundless
waste of waters) that I once met with an ad
venture whlin, though I have already made
some passing mention of it is well worth tell
ing over again. Tbe island, which was one
vast precipice on all sides but the southwest
terminated to tbe North in a bold turret-shaped
headland more than 100 feet in height lust be
yond which towered an isolated crag ot equal
tbe main cliff bv
soma mighty convulsion agea ago. This I
climbed at tbe risk ot my neck one afternoon,
only to find that the natural bridge ot rock by
which I had reached it had been covered by
tbe rising tide, and that my retreat was cut
A Thrilling Escapr.
So there I was, CO feet up a dangerous preci
pice, on a ledge just wide enough for me to
stand on, with a raging sea below, and a com
ing storm blackening the horizon, which, as I
well knew, would whirl me off my perch like a
feather into the roaring waves beneath. My
sole remaining chance of life was one from the
thought of which I instinctively shrank, viz.,
to leap across the hideous chasm that sepa
rated me from the main cliff and alight upon
the nearest ledge of the latter. It was indeed
a fearful risk, which nothing short ot tbe
prospect of certain death could have nerved
any man to race, xne leap was a wide one, the
shelf on which I stood barely large enough to
give me space for a spring, and tbe ledge on
which I meant to alight was so narrow and
slippery as to make it an even chance whether
I tailed to reach it at all. or reached it only t
fall back into tbe dreadful gulf below. Bnt I
knew that every moment of hesitation would
only make matters worse, and that my only
chance was to risk the leap before my nerves
gave way altogether. I clinched my teeth and
sprang out into the empty air, and the next
moment I was safe on the opposite ledge.
' So far so good; but even now my troubles
were only just beginning. Far below me
roared tbe chafing sea, and high above me
towered a grim precipice, wbich I bad always
heard spoken of as absolutely unscalable. To
all appearance there was no going either up or
down: yet up or down I must go, and that
speedily, for if I staid where I was tbe ap
praachIng.storm would hurl me from my perch
and dash me to pieces. Just at this moment I
espied a clef r, or rather craok. running slant
wise up the face of the cliff above me, tbe
edges of which, frayed and roughened by spray
and storm, offered just footing enough for a
cat or an Alpine ciimoer. A perilous scramoie
enabled me to reach it and up I went inch by
lnoh like a fly on a wall.
He Startled the Artist.
Not without a long and hard struggle, and
more than one hair's-breadth escape from in
stant destruction, did I at length drag myself
wearily over the topmost ledge, spent gasping;
bruised, cut, and aching in every limb. As I
did so, I caught sight of a man seated close to
the edge ot the cliff only a few yards away
from me, seemingly busied with a sketch of the
sea view. So completely engrossed was he with
his work that he never heard the scraping of
my feet against the rock as I scrambled up,
till, as he happened to raise his eyes suddenly
from tbe paper, there Istooklikeaghostontbe
ik of the precipice, a ghastly ngnre.
right between blm and the red, angry glare of
the stormy sunset which outlined me In all my
terrors. My face and hands were black as ink,
my clothes torn and stained with blood, while
my wet, disordered hair, standing wildly out in
every direction and intertwisted with three or
four stray tufts of seaweed, powerfully en
hanced the horror of my appearance.
For a moment he stood gazlug as if suddenly
turned to stone, and then, flinging down bis
sketch and implements with a yell worthy of an
Ojibbeway Indian, flew away with such amazing
speed that I could hardly seo where he went to.
1 never had a cbanco of finding out what ac
count he gave of his adventure, but I can
pretty easily guess it
JUST SIIOYJNG THEII OUT.
Plonty of Postmasters Made to Walk
Washtnotok, November 11 The Presi
dent has appointed the following named post
masters: Illinois Mike T. Quirk, at Areola, vice Albert
Snjder, removed; Franklin Melrose, at Graye
vllle, vice Thomas J. Matthews, removed; Henry
T. Woodruff, at Harvard, vice John A. oweeney,
removed: Thomas G. lwler, at Bocxf ird, viee
John D. Waterman, removed.
Indiana Thad. Butter, at Huntington, vice 8.
H. Shearer, resigned: Henry M. BlcknelL atUar-
rett vice Mary Thomas, removed: A. M. Luke, at
-fafffeMnnviii t1p James Burke, removed!
George W. Bennett at Warsaw, viee William H.
isowter, rentovea. . , .
Iowa Wallace O. Agnew, at Osceola, vice J. W,
Texas William H. Sinclair, at Galveston, vice
Thomas A. Gary, removed.
Ohio Charles Hipp, at 8t Marys, viee H. B.
Gordon, Jr.. removed; David J. Darli. at Wapa
konetn, vlceB. W. MscKarland, removed.
MlchiEun-Georgei. Humphrey, at Cheboygan,
vice O. A. Gallagher, removed.
Missouri W. A. Morton, at Excelsior Springs,
office became Presldental.
He Carried HI Manner With Him.
From the New York Sun.I
The French have not lost their habitual turn
for flattery and politeness. A few Sundays
ago a young roan flung himself off tbeiiffel
tower from the top. As be passed the first
floor he called out to a young lady, "Bon jour,
mademoiselle, vous etes charmante."
rwarrrsw von tub ptirATCBVi
Tho earth & roldtn store has cast in tired reapers'
And tinted leaves bright carpet weave on forert-
The night dew, kissed by froOtonched wind,
white-coated greet the day.
That melts to tears aa ran appears, soon to he
No song birds carol to the mora, swathed In a fog
Whoxo shadows gray shnt Out the ray that is the
east Is pale.
Slow climbs tbe sun with lukewarm breath to kiss
the day's full birth.
And gladness bring to fTcryttig. and glorify the I
, eartni , , .
FRT&Braa, November 12, 1889.' M.A.0.
GOTflAH'S LATEST GOSSIP.
Looking fqy a Ten; Teaox Thief.
tXZW TORI BU&ZAt; SKOALS,''
New Yobk. November 12, The police are
looking for Charley Blttennan, a pretty little
newsboy of M years, with a line tenor voice.
Charley's precocity aa a singer has made him
quite famous in the Eastslde district, where ha
. uft Wiu p0ers, jaut Sunday night Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Biscboff had him slug before
a party of their friends. After the departure
of the guests Charley asked leave to stay at the
Bischoffs' house all night, because the News
boys' Home, where be lodged, bad already
closed. Mrs. Bischoff gave buna room. At 8
o'clock this morning: she awoke to find that the
youpg scamp bad left and taken with hitaber
wedding dress, valued at J15Q, her husband'
gold watch and chain, two. rings and 1300. The
police have found no trace ot him qc the stolen
Oliver Johnson Drlng.
Oliver Johnson, author, editor and lectnrer.
is dying at Dr. Shepard's home in Brooklyn,
His physician thinks be will not last 31 hours,
longer, Johnson was one at the anti-slavery
agitators. He was not possessed ot the great
mental gifts of Garrison, Phillips, Greeley and
Beecber, but, by reason of his long, arduous and
efficient labors for the anti-slavery cause, bis
came baa been linked with. theirs. He served a
assistant editor of the Ww under Greeley,
as publisher of the Liberator, as one of the
editors of the Republic, a free-soil paper start
ed in Philadel phla in 18J8; as editor of the Penn
sylvania Freeman, and as managing editor ot
tho Independent, and also of the CnrUUan
Union. Recently he has been-attached to the
New York.Ve7if-u".pi-, He has been twice
married, his second wife being the daughter of
John S. C. Abbott He la SO years old.
Still Telling Hew It Happened.
The Hon. Julius Dexter, "tho lope Mugwump
of Cincinnati," has been telling his friends here
to-day why Foraker was defeated. "There were
several reasons." he said, "viz: the tariff, the
Sunday-closing law, certain appointments to
Cincinnati, and tbe forged documents that Mr.
Halstead published in his paper. These things
changed 11,000 votes in Hamilton county against
Governor Foraker. His appointments did not
give satisfaction, and a large element of tbe
liquor trade was arrayed against him. Tbe re
sult was, I confess, somewhat of a surprise to
me." Mr. Dexter thinks that Calvin & Brice
will succeed Senator Payne. '
Cable Cars .to Ran aa Broadway.
The Sinking Fund Commissioners, to-day re
ported In favor of tbe substitution of cable
power for horse power on the Broadway Surface
Railway. The terms which the company
agreed upon were that they should guarantee,
not lesa than 8150,000 a year to the city for the
franchise; that they pave and keep in repair
the space between their tracks and for two feet
on either side of them, and also pay a propor
tionate share for keeping the thoroughfare
clean. The Board ot Aldermen considered the
question of the change of power at a Jong and
stormy meeting, this afternoon, and eveatually
approved of the granting ot the application of
the Broadway road, under the conditions enum
erated. The Demand for Street Hnlc
"Little Italy" ia getting ready to makoabig
protest against the new city ordinance abollib
ing curbstone mtule. The organ makers and
repairers and grinders held an informal con
sulfation last evening, and decided to call a
mass meeting of -all persona connected with
the curbstone music industry, for some even
ing this week. Abont 1,200 Italians are ex
pected to respond to this call and to protest
and resolve at length in documents which will
be laid before tbe City Council. There are now
in the city 600 organ grinders out ofwotk.
Most of them are out of money, too, and must
take to begging if the aldermen do cot repeal
at once the ordinance against them and their
music All the little German bands have
taken to the country since the new ordinance
went into effect
Drowned While Sleepwalking,,
About 1 o'clock this mornicz a woman.
barefooted and with her eight-dress fly-
ing behind her. ran down Jav .trwr.
Brooklyn, to the East river wharf, and
stepped off tbe stringpieee Into the
water. A longshoreman who saw her jump
put out after her in a rowboat caught her by
the hair as she was sinking the third time, and
brought her back to shore- "While all this was
happening the woman did not speak a. word.
When lifted out of the water she was still
breathing, but unconscious. Andersen, Joseph
Cocyle, William Klsslne and Denis Fanner
worked over her in the moonlight, but she was
beyond resuscitation. An ambulance was sum
moned, but she died just- before It arrived.
Investigation revealed that the drowned woman
was Mrs. Rose McGoIdrick, the 40-year-old.
wife of a Brooklyn truckman. She was hi
good spirits, her husband says, when they re
tired at 10 o'clock last night She left bis side
so quietly three hours later that he did cot
know she waa gone till ha waa awakened by
tbe men who told him of her death. Mrs.
McGoIdrick frequently walked hi her sleep.and
is supposed to have been In a somnambulistic
state when ahe stepped Into the river. Her
husband, however, says be believes she delib
erately commiUed suicide, and that the perse
cutions of some nelgbbon with whoa the
quarreled drove her to It
CAN'T KNOCK OUT M'KINLBY.
If Placed la a Democratic District He'll be
Returned From Another.
tSnCIAT. TBUCPBAX TO TBX DLSrATCB.1
Canton, O., November 12, Republican
party leaders in this part of Ohio have no fear
that in the Democratic redisricting shuffio
Major McKlnley will be lost in the deal, and
look upon the talk to that effect from outside
sources as work of the opposition to Injure him
in his race for the Speakership. It la not likely
that tbe Democrats will placeMcBZinleyina
strong Democratic district as the political as
pirations of too many leading Democrats in
surrounding Democratic counties will prevent
tbe formation of such a district
Should such a deal be made, however, Mc
Klnley would be taken up by one of the Re
publican districts, such assurances having al
ready been mads him. McKlnley left this
evening for Washington, and from there he
goes to New Vors foraweek'stojouraattha
Mrs. Elizabeth Kuztbt, now living I n tbe
small village of Manchester, a few mile north
of York, reached tbe age of J03 years yesterday.
Mrs. Kuebn was barn in Conawago township,
near Quick el's Church, on November 12, 17S7.
She has many children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Her youngest son is
still living at the advanced age of 82 years, in
Manchester township. She Is quite active, and
can see and hear remarkably well,
IsaAEx, H allocs,' of Dark Hollow, in the
vicinity of Canadensis, Pa heard someone
fooling around his bee-hires after midnight
last month. Someone had stolen honey from
hive a few nights before, and Imagining that
the thief was a man, Mr. Hillock made up his
mind to give the fellow a good whipping with a
blacksnake whip and let him go. So ho rushed
out in bis stocking feet and began to lash the
thief. In the d to moonlight he soon saw that
the nocturnal prowler was a large bear instead
of a man. His merciless application of the
whip made the beast roar and then he began
to maul the bear with the butt tf the whip, d-.
talning him until Mrs. Hailock ran out with
the ax. Then he crushed the bear's skull.
Two Ritchie county (W. V.) men got to
quarreling and one spit in the face of tha
other. A $25,000 damage suit has been brought
A sharper is making a good income by ad
vertising a sure method of killing insects.
When yon send bun 60 cents yon receive a
card with these words; "Get your insects to
smoke cigarettes. It will kill them,"
Two Bnaauta irild turkeys werrectly
Shot ia Greenbrier eoaaty, W. Va. Om
weighed 31 pounds and the other 38,
Axaw living near Sarlagtewa, Pa, is said to
have 15 dos which are the terror of perseae
compelled to paw bis boue.
A. Tqusdo gentleman found the f ollawtoc Otv
hidoo'Stf; Atr.D., OMBf-Flewe let's.
early la Me moraloitasdBeai nails. Make
as aaea m(m a pmWi. "We tfttok Mm
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st X9m jv k pjpeea w tjh ir jeex.
CUHI0US CONDENSATIONS? t .
Gallup, K. IT., has ft dentist named
--TVHcT rosea are in bloom hy the imydde
at Edgartowp, Mass.
Curtis Nichols, convicted of murder ia
the seconddegree at Trenton, Mo., was sen
tenced to 83 year In the penitentiary.-
South African farmers are greatly an
noyed by baboons. The animals kill their
sheep, rob their beehives and tear down fruit
John Hanson, a mitrhiv ImnteT-. of
Pocatello. Idaho, has a deer's horn 'with Q
K,ne.He UIIed tt8 Duck on Middle Boise
river one year ago.
It is said that a large hotel is to bee-
5L??e-i?J?i!,e flm P'atform of the Eiffel
Tower, with concert and ballroom and a res
taurant open to the public
A oung woman, of Crescent'City, Cal
picked up a pebble on the beach and sent it to
ff?!S?7i- f Francisco. Ha pronounced
It a true emerald, worth 52,600. .
A wooden leg is about the last thine;
one would suppose a thief would steal, but one.
stolen In Topeka aa, been found Hut Kansas
City and returned to the owner. JKM
A strange animal, supposed to be a
spotted, leopard that has escaped from a show,
i2Pi5i&H!i?TnJ de5re da,l0M intheyjera
t T?02 0Tned by the Postmaster at Mud
t.s d onB pnpPr' "a to order
-if.'S8 family one worth bringir,gup,ahe haa
adopted a motherless famny of kitten anoHS
making a success of the ventureT
The tallest chimney in the world ia no "ir
bunding ne Freiberg in Saxony. It wfll be
.(."ll1?11 " an telde dlameter of 23 feet
at the bottom, and 18 feet 6 inches at the ton:
mom. W00 "d thelostS
The German naval authorities are said
to have been making experiments latelv with, a
torpedo boat built of compressed paper. Tha
vessel is U feet long, and was found ito show
great strength and mere elasticity when
rammed by another boat
Halsey Bnrdlek drove through Lottery
vltle, Cowl, the other day with a barrel of eels
In the wagon. By an inexplicable accident the
wagon suddenly collapsed, the eel barrel waa
tipped on end, and to less than five minutes
the population of Lotteryvine was about doable
the camber reported at the last census.
The most fashionable hen ia Maine ia
said to live at WInalow'g MUbL in the town of
waionoro. she started in Ills plain, dark
brown pullet, but soon exchanged this fora
black and white suit The next tune she shed
her feathers she came out as white aa snow,
and this fan she appears in a black, wbit and
A Presbyterian Church ia Melbourne)
baa introduced same innovations into its serr.
lees, which, although bappilj blending patriot
ism and piety, would startle the sober-minded
Scotchman at heme. The choir, composed of
gentlemen wearing the Highland Wit and girl
attired in the costume of the Lady of the Lre,r
stag their hymns ot praise to the musle ottaa
bagpipe. Tbe Ingenious parson who contrived
these effect! baa hia reward la greatly enlarged
Trusaan Barnes, of Three Oaka.'Midu,
waa in the attic of his house the other day, "un
beknownst" to his wife. He slipped and fell
through the plastering, so that bis legtUka
those of the "good fat duck" in the nursery
fujjuv -uvuk uaugiws uown.- mrs. .Barnes.
thought the legs belonged to a burglar and she
,uuau inem. ani
ea mem ana ceia on, meantime lifting up
olca in aironlzintr veils for hern. Thi
neighbors came in. Inspected the upstairs end
ot the supposed burglar, and all Is serene In
that household once more.
Menzo Fuller came into Canadena,
Px, the other day. from the headwaters of
BuckblU creek, with this story; On November 1
he was hunting- rabblta on the barrens; with a
beagle hound. The beagle routed op the little
animals for Mr. Fuller to shoot and waa out of
his sight jgQod deal of the time. All at once
he heard the dag yelping over the knoll as
though he was fn pain. He hurried to the spot
and found that the beaEle had buntu-tlnlln
a large eagle. In bis efforts to eseape from tho
?Wfra ri1ri4'l Ttvtssxk wl sssi Ya Ti3 h1 J
savage bird's huge daws be had crawled under
tbe top of
iauen tree, wcere he was strnz-
I gl'off bard and yelping at the top of his rungs.
A., S, Jy,"'Je,IiSB "sing-alott with
ir."...".. iri. 1" 'SS "? ????" ?
lashlns iu winra to a uola. Ha had oonfliuu
the asgle la a wooden eoop, he said, and wanted
Two hundred thousand gray treat v
Deencangntra aeep water near ueatuori -w.
t wiui uuu iuhi w. ui (wo vo&w Awl J;
scenes there are unprecedented, and remind1 f
travelers of those on the banks off Newfound
land. The boats are out day and night and
hundreds of tbem have gathered there, soma
from distant points. Everybody fishes rich
and poor, high and low. white and Mack. Tha
average weight of the fish is three pounds, and
the water where they are caught Is some 80 feek
deep. The flshinjr, so unprecedented, ha prac
tically becoma the sole employment as well aa
amusement and these are "flush times" at both
Morehead City and Beaufort Honey is mora
abundant than atany time since 1865.
Not long since Dong Claypole, ofWeb-
stex county. W.Va..and a friend went hunV
ing, etc, taking with them a couplo of hounds.
It was not long- tin the bounds scented a fox
and gave chase. They ran him till about Sr,
it, when be went to hole. One of the dogs re
turned tbe same day; the other was unheard
from for more than a week. Hazel Cowger.
who live oear where the fox waa holed, beard
the suppressed barking of a dog for several
days la succession. On going to the place,
Cowger found tbe dog unable to free himself;
having filled tha loose earth behind Mm as he
due after the fax, and being exhausted fros
tbe want of food and water. After clearing,
away the obstruction and given refreshment
the doe waa able to come forth firora his dark
and solitary abode, tha fax being dead, bavins;
been confined there without food or water ana
nat ranch air for nine days.
An Augusta, Me., storekeeper was fori
merly possessed with an overwhelming dtba
tA jt-r&mlnt tha contents of a-nirv najJruM?V
which friend deposited la his store for eajajj
keeping. His propensities in this dtreoMeii
have been effectually stopped, and talaia how
it happened: A man who suspected the weak
ness of the proprietor dropped into the store
one morning; and left a bag. asking that no
one disturb it The proprietor walked round
awhile restlessly ana then stopped near tha
bag. He nervously fingered tbe string that tied
the top together. Thro waa no one looking
and he carefully untied it He was hardly pre.,
pared for tbe result A thousand of about as.
mad hornets as were ever let loose lit on all the.
exposed portions of the Stan's anatomy, per.
created hla clothing quite thoroughly, and tha -
way no wot out oi mat aoor ana nom wouuj
have done credit to the prince of sprinters.
It is the "wife of the late husband Trhollr,
most interested In '.the coming man
"The Utter that never came" was the Ietil
ter with the remittance for the poem '3ast
n1T In n Mil, wc-int.'
A child is spoiled woes, he U young;;,!
fish when it u oid.
AUfrom thtSotton Courier,
Jndse Dol understand that you. prefe
a charge against this man!
Grocer HOrsir; Iprsfsrto havebuasaye
A man aay work eighthoarsaadliTt, '
Bnt wfaea he work from dawn to dark
It's all day with him then.
Brown So yoa eloped with Joaea c
G.-No, sir; he lost a leg ia tha was,
Life's full of compensations,
Bia J-ats ami i.an.
The turkeys that's at present living,
And strutting roaad so proud and ay.
Will soon be slaughtered for Thanksgiving'
Ana stated with sage, etcetera. .5
Browning, tbe poet, is beginning ta a
his grip. Borne ot the members of the Be
Browning Gob are reported to have said teat tl
can understand something of the 'rift ol the 1
stanzas he baa written. This la a very sanoas a
ter, Wb a ptteflM to tana oersted MS jK
uith7 m none. m
Beseata thy lattice, beaateota Mii, ,
aula or tne starry eyes,
Bte he begins his serenade
Thy faithful lover sighs.
Fair Dlan thowi her silvery Ufht,
Tby easement pray unbar,
And t wU teach for ttee te-nlfkt '
Hwesj lavo the ilfht gKr.
rukafbeeldet. but Matt .
Xv ews, ay guide star,
l at fee,
Wa srWHtt eaums.