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PITTSBURG. THURSDAY. NOV. 14. 1SS9L
ACCEPTING MBS. SCHENLEY'S GIFT.
2Jo time was lost yesterday by the appro
priate committee of Councils in recommend
ing an immediate acceptance of Mrs. Schen
ley's magnificent gift to the city of Pitts
burg. The option of purchasing the 100
acres at S1.250 per acre was included, which
will make the whole tract available for park
'purposes about 400 acres.
"When Councils meet on Tnesday to ap
prove the recommendation of its committee,
steps should be taken to make some more
formal and comprehensive acknowledge
ment of Mrs. Schenley's generosity than can
be uttered on the mere inspiration of the
moment, The gift is really one of splendid
dimensions. "While the value has conserva
tively been put in the neighborhood of half
or three-quarters of a nfillion, it is a fact
that were the Schenley. estate bent on mere
money-making, it could, at a small expen
diture, realize double the larger sum by
plotting this property and putting it on the
So seldom has it been the good fortune of
councils to have occasion to give thanks for
a donation of this sort that it cannot per
form the agreeable task too gracefully.
There'are other millionaires who reasonably
might be supposed to take ss liberal and
deep an interest in the city as Airs. Schenley
has shown. Perhaps the example may be
contagious. Mrs. Schenley's name must al
ways lead ttfe list, but there is plenty of
room for a numerous roll of -well-doers.
A FB0M2SE FOB A FIGHT.
The statement that S. D. Warmcastle,
United States Collector of Internal Bev
enue, will enter the list as a candidate in
the next Mayoralty contest promises lively
times in local politics. The presence of
such a candidate in the field would make a
very warm fight between the two wings of
the local Republican organization. Mr.
"Warmcastle's popularity, his well-known
abilities as a political fighter, and his high
character as a man would rally a strength
behind him that would make himswmean
'"antagonist for the element that has so far
held the supremacy in city politics. But
whether his present possession of an im
portant office might not at once handicap
him, and make the rather empty honor of
the Mayoralty a doubtful prize, are ques
tions which are worth considering belore
that gentleman enters the lists.
THE VALUE OF WATER. B0TJTES.
Two features of the business situation
serve to draw attention to the importance of
-water transportation as a factor in the all
important freight question. Neither of
them are particularly new; but their joint
recurrence makes it worth while to take
their lesson to heart
The first is the showing of the cost, to the
river coal industry, of being obliged to ac
cumulate coal to await a rise. It is shown
that the interruption of shipments, since
June 15, has given only an average of about
$100 wages for each miner in the Mononga
hela Valley, or less than a dollar a day.
The operators, on the other hand, have been
obliged to lock up large amounts of capital
in the coal ready for shipment in the pools.
If there had been steady transportation, the
operators wonld have had their capital re
leased sooner, and the miners would have
had steady wort.
At the same time the navigable stage of
.water established by the recent rains is
'found to have developed a very heavy
movement of Pittsburg manufactured prod
ucts to the South and "West Iron, steel
and glass are being sent by river to sections
which are made unattainable to our manu
facturers by high rail rates. The cheap
water route has secured large amounts of
business that would otherwise be lost, and
which, on the other hand, could be indefi
nitely increased if the stage of water were
Do not these two points show what an im
mense expansion of Pittsburg's trade might
be secured, not only by making the river
permanently navigable, but by construct
ing the canal from this city to Lake Erie?
THE LABOR IMP0ETATI0N CASE.
Notwithstanding previous reports, it
seems that the case of the imported glass
blowers still hangsfire, the President and
Secretary of the Treasury being reported as
of the opinion that it is so delicate a case
that postponement is wise. If postponement
means that the cases are to be shelved, that
is certainly a wrong opinion. The result of
the Treasury investigation being that the
law has been violated, the enforcement of
the law is the evident duty of the Execu
tive. The administration is not responsible
for the law; but it is responsible for the
duty of seeing that the law is obeyed. It
can hardly be justified in shutting its eyes
to violations of the law because it is delicate
ground. The law in its present shape is not
a wise one; but while it is law, the only
course is to uphold it Perhaps there would
be nt surer way of securing its revision than
the, conviction of labor leaders and manu
facturers for this employment of men who
were needed in one of the leading industries
of Western Pennsylvania.
Signor Ottolenghi, an eminent Italian
scientist, has been testing the senses of
criminals, and he finds that they are duller
than in the average of people. He says that
the senses of smell and taste are less than
normally acute, and so nice are Signor Otto
lenghi's observations that he is able to say
that the taste of the habitual criminal is less
acute than that of the casual offender.
"We have been suspecting this for a Ion,
.while, It'has always seemed to us that
habitual murderer must be'a man of poor
taste. Burglary, highway robbery, sand
bagging, larceny and disorderly conduct
are none of them in good taste. And it is
evident that the man who falls into crim
inal practices cannot have a powerful sense
of smell or he would object to being in bad
odor socially all the time. It is natural
enough that the criminal should lose most
of the fine sensibilities of his nature. Often
enough, he is born without fine sensibilities,
and thus is spared the trouble of losing
them. But if the criminal is deficient in
one or more senses it will be found fre
quently that he possesses others of unusual
strength. Take for example the pickpocket;
the prehensile qualities of his hands are
greater than most men's. The burglar
masters noiselessness of movement, and his
vision is as good as a cat's in the dark. The
sense of hearing is also heightened in the
burglar and it has been said that he can
distinguish the sex of a snore.
If the examination of the nature of crim
inals is carried further, and an exact sci
ence is set up in the premises, who knows
but circumstantial evidence may not in
clude a test in court of the prisoner's senses?
An ill-looking face has sometimes convicted
a man in a doubtful case, a weak nose or a
dull palate may cook some unfortunate's
goose in the days to come.
INJTJBY TO IRELAND.
The outspoken language of the EeV.
Patrick Cronin with reference to the in
jury done to the cause of the National
League by those who connect it with secret
conspiracies and violations of the law, de
serves the attention of every thoughtful and
The Dispatch has always urged the
importance of the fact that every resort to
murder and dynamite has injured and de
layed the cause of home rule. If it had not
been for the Cavendish murder and the at
tempts to destroy English property by dyna
mite conspiracies, home rule would probably
have been an accomplished fact to-day.
These crimes have worked their worst in
jury on the Irish cause.
It is especially abhorrent to all ideas of
society and civilization that secret cliques
under the free laws of this country can ar
rogate to themselves the right to set aside
the laws, to try and condemn men in secret
and to administer murder as a penalty for
offending them. "When this is done it is a
violation of the sanctuary which has always
been open to Irishmen, and is an offense at
once against American citizenship and the
cause of Ireland.
Irishmen who are true to the country of
their adoption and faithful to the interests
of their former home, will take care to up
hold and obey the laws of the former and
keep the cause of the latter free from con
spiracy and murder.
A MISTAKEN POLICY.
The conflict between the Knights of Labor
and the trades unions is embittered rather
than ameliorated by the movement in the
Atlanta Convention, for the expulsion of
members who have maintained good rela
tions with the unions. The declaration,
both bywords and action, that there must be
ceaseless warfare between the two classes of
labor organization can hardly be considered
as in the interest of labor.
In some of the disputes, no doubt, other
issues are involved than mere toleration
between the two organizations. But even
in such cases as arise out of the dispute over
labor importations in "Western Pennsylva
nia, it ought not to be impossible to recog
nize that both parties are acting according
to their views of right, and to stop the discip
linary measures short of expulsion. "With
different organizations working for the same
end, using similar means and differing only
in form of organization, it ought to be possi
ble to preserve harmony, or at least tolera
tion. The days when religious organiza
tions distrusted and attacked each other on
similar gronnds are now seen to have been
days of prejudice and ignorance. In the
progress of the world it ought to be plain
that struggles between labor organizations
must be classified in the same way.
If labor organizations begin to comprise
as a leading motive the making war on other
labor organizations peaceable workingmen
may begin to inquire whether they cannot
get along better by leaving organizations
DEATH BY TOBTUBE.
Again a judicial execution has been
turned into a brutal death by torture.
"When the murderer Hillman was brought
to the scaffold in New Jersey yesterday the
law's intention was that he should be killed
with merciful speed and care. But the
knot failed to slip when the rope was cut
and Hillman hung gasping and groaning
in mid-air, until alter several minutes de
lay the hangman urged on the tardy knot
and strangled the poor wretch.
The death penalty has a good many oppo
nents, but at all events, at this stage of the
world's life, no substitute for it can safely be
adopted. There is no reason, however, why
the murderers should not be put out of exist
ence with at least the show of humanity ac
corded to vatrrant curs in the dog days. It is
such horrible bungling with the noose and
gallows that throws into a highly preferable
light the proposed execution of criminals by
electricity. The instantaneous killing of un
fortunate linemen in New York over and
over again, has shown at least that there
would be no cruel delays in the infliction of
the penalty with electricity as Jack Ketch.
THE BUTTERFLY BOLE.
The push and assertiveness of "Ward Mc
Allister are worth remarking as well as his
ridiculous affectation. "Without him the
poor Four Hundred would languish in dis
agreeable desuetude all winter. He is plan
ning a grand subscription ball for them
now, and he promises that it will beat any
thing in the ball line New York has seen
before. Therefore to-day the Four Hun
dred is great and "Ward McAllister is their
The cause for regret in McAllister's case
is not so much that he worships so ener
getically at Fashion's gilt shrine as that he
devotes the useful qualities of which he
seems to be possessed to purposes utterly
frivolous. If he put the energy, taste and
talent into business, a profession, politics or
active philanthropy, what good might he
not do? The reasons for his success in the
contemptible role of a social leader, are
reasons for his success in any honorable field
ef industry he might choose. Deliberately,
however, with his eyes open he chooses to be
a butterfly and to break flower petals for a
There are hundreds and thousands of rich
men's sons who are treading the same prim
rose path. As a matter of fact, the lot of a
rich man's son in America is not inspiring.
There is not a regular army of idlers yet in
this country, and the so-called aristocracy
is not systematized as it is in England.
Tbey cannot go into the diplomatic service;
the army and navy are too small to accom
modate them all; in the civil service of the
Government they can take no part, and no
colonial officers exist because we have no
kStrfa. -Aj s. irff-a. jj-.'v St a
colonies. So if they have no taste for the
initial drudgery that a professional life en
tails, and have no desire to draw more gold
from the mines ot trade, what is thero left
for them to do? The butterfly existence
into which "Ward MoAllister leads the way.
Oub esteemed neighbor, the CTirontcfc
Telegraph, can be congratulated on taking
possession of its splendid new building on
Fifth avenue. Not merely finding a spacious
and handsomely appointed permanent home
for Itself, the C. T. can further have the satis
faction of knowing that it occupies the hand
somest" edifice so far erected in this city for
business purposes, the Dispatch wishes its
evening cotemporary great prosperity in its
The aldermanic conspiracy cases are de
veloping in a way that Indicates a possible
necessity in the near future for the election of
new aldermen in certain parts of the city. It
is to be hoped that if pew elections are held,
the people will be a little more careful as to the
kind of material they put into the primary
THE formation of the Indiana and Ohio
window glass pool, indicates that the structure
will stand intact until some of the manufac
turers commence throwing stones In the shape
of cut prices.
The declaration of the Kovoe Vremya
that Lord Salisbury's talk of peace in Europe
is "artificial and insincere" is generally taken
to mean that Russia is getting ready to fight
the Triple AUlance with England's navy added.
But may it not signify that the Czar and Bis
marck h ave taken the advice of the Demo
crats and "got together?" In that case Russia
would not be afraid to bite her thumb at
Austria, England and Italy together.
The Broadway street car line offers the
city of New York a rental of 5150,000 a year for
the privilege of adopting the cable motive
power. This is a good deal less than the fran
chise is worthi but it reminds us that we forget
how much more the cable roads of this city pay
for their similar privileges.
Mb. Jay Gould's portrait, by Constant,
is to he done in oil. Water-color used In de
picting the features of the railway king might
be taken as an unconscious satire.
The United States Supreme Court, in its
decision of the case of Duncan vs. the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, holds that the company's
charter does not exempt it from the constitu
tional provision that the company shall make
compensation for property injured or destroyed
by its roads. The same principle having been
held by the Pennsylvania Supremo Court, the
doctnee of special exemption from the Consti
tution is effectually disposed of.
Afteb the use of cotton to make cloth,
and of cotton seed to make oil, feed and fertil
izer, the discovery that the stalk can be utilized
for fire like that of hemp and flax indicates
that our Southern friends are determined to
omit nothing that will make cotton king once
Afteb the Anarchist celebrations are all
heard from, the country notes with a sigh of
relief that, while much beer flowed, no blood
The report that artificial eggs have been
palmed off on the people of the Southside by
the guileless granger, arouses the doubt
whether anything in commerce Is safe from the
attacks of the imitator. The Southsiders will
be excusable hereafter for entertaining; a de
cided suspicion that someone will try to palm
off on them a cheap and interior imitation of
The "Western Union Telegraph Company
adopts, with regard to the rates on Government
business, the rather familiar attitude of a
dealer whose customer is resolved to have the
price beaten down to the last cent "It is
ruinous, but take the goods."
"WALL street is tardily but surely making
the discovery which the pnblic at large made
long ago, that the Trust stocks are not to be
'PBIVATE Secbetaby HaxfORD is au
thority for the statement that the President
has made no comment on the recent elections
for newspaper publication. This gives the
unbridled opposition press an opportunity to
remark that the President resembles the Irish
man's parrot which was reaUy an owl and
which said nothing, but did "a dale of think
ing." The letter of Senator "Wade Hampton to
Postmaster General Wanamaker indicates
that the South Carolina Senator gets into just
as bad a temper when the offices of bis State
are meddled with, as any Northern Republican
The year 1889 is evidently determined to
go on record as the wettest in the memory of
several successive oldest inhabitants.
The appointment of "Wm. Livsey, of this
city, to be State Treasurer for the rest of the
term of the late Captain Hart, advances in
position one of the. well-known Pittsburgers.
wbo has always been active in tho management
of fiscal affairs, eltner of the city or State. Mr.
Livsey has the congratulations of his many
friends in this city.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Secbetaby Noble yesterday appointed Dr.
S. V. Miller, of Somerset, Pa., a member of
the medical examining board for that district
Senator William M. Kvabts will soon be
home, and. although his eyesight is still a little
weak, he will probably be able to see the poli
ticians regarding the succession to his Sena
Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, says his
daughter is about as skilled in the law as he is.
She acts as his amanuensis and advises with
him when doubtful legal points arise. Such a
daughter is a jewel in the parental crown.
Basil B. Gobdon, to whom a great deal or
the credit of the Democratic success in Vir
ginia is due, is a young man of about 30. For
the past ten years he has been prominent in
Virginia politics, and at present he is a State
Secretary Bayard has six children four
girls and two boys. Miss Florence Bayard has
presided over his household since her mother's
death. Thomas Bayard, Jr., graduates from
Yale this year and his younger brother is In a
Miss Rachel Casteron, the youngest of
Senator Cameron's five daughters, will make
her debut In Washington society this winter.
She is very pretty, and as bright and accom
plished a girl as can be found In Washington.
Especial care has been bestowed on her edu
cation and her manners are very engaging.
Mb. Louis Douglass, of Washington, a son
of Hon. Frederick Douglass. Minlsterto Hayti,
has just received a letter from his father,
written from Port an Prince, wbioh gives no
Indication of his having found anything
specially disagreeaDle in that city, as has been
reported .widely In American newspapers. He
has met with a very satisfactory reception, and
finds everything pleasant except the, to him,
extreme heat, and that he Is becoming accus
tomed to, and soon will cease to find it oppres
sive. General Cabsius M. Clay, the late
Colonel Uoodloe's great uncle, has a record
with the knife which is noteworthy even for a
Kentuckian. He had three personal en
counters before the war in which knives were
used, and in each case he succeeded in killing
bis opponent A fourth victim he cut almost
to pieces, but the man was stitched up and re
covered. A few years ago he killed a negro
who had insulted bim, again using the knife.
Governor Warmoth, of Louisiana, saved his
life in New Orleans a few years ago by vivi
secting with a knife a man who attempted to
From the Baltimore American. 1
More than 400,000 voters in Pennsylvania did
not go to the polls last Tuesday. This is a gross
neglect 6t duty. A better political gospel
ought to be preached and practiced in that
DISPATCH, " THtTRSDAf , TOTEMBeS
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Some Anecdotes' From Life About
Dentist's Pnrlor nnd Acblng Teeth.
It is a rather queer thing, but you've noticed
It, no doubt that when you are suffering from
come affliction, physical or otherwise, numbers
of your friends and acquaintances will come
forward with aralogous cases from their own
For Instance, a couple of weeks of! toothache
In one form and another have brought down
upon me a simply overwhelming mass of in
formation abont aching teetb, dentistry and
circumstantial matters relative thereto. The
full history of a score of decayed teeth In the
months now or at one time of so many worthy
men and women has been pounded Into my
ears. If it were profitable, to writer or reader,
I could compile an interesting treatise upon
human teeth, their cussedness and their cure,
merely from the data accumulated in the last
month. Such a treatise might be enlivened
with several veracious anecdotes pertinent to
the theme, just as you sometimes find a
thoughtful dentist sets upon his waiting room
table comic caricatures of his profession.
'You must not talk of toothache to me,
sir," said a sturdy, rubescent newspaper man
the other day to me. "My experience In that
direction had a tragic Incident not long ago.
As 1 was going home ono morning from my
work I stopped to gossip with a friend on the
street aid caught cold. By the time I reached
home one side of my jaw was aching like the
mischief. I went to bed; couldn't sleep; got
up again and told my wife I must have that
tooth out at once. So I went out at 3 in the
morning to find a dentist I tried three or four
offices before I could rouse a dentist from his
slumbers. At last I waked one, and by the
light of an oil lamp with me in a plain parlor
chair I showed him the double tooth I be
lieved was giving me the pain. He said it was
a good tooth, newly filled; but I insisted it
should come out, and out it came. Then I
went home again. No sooner was I there than
the toothache began again, worse than ever.
The wrong tooth must have been pulled,
thought L I was desperate: the agony made
me so. So I went back to the dentist and Eot
him to pull tho next tooth to the gap left by
the extraction of the previous one. He did It
and I fainted. A drink of whisky brought me
to. It was 5 o'clock when I reached my bed,
poorer by two teeth in two hours."
The first time 1 took gas," said an artist of
this city, "Imade it rather a costly experiment
for the dentist You know I am naturally
quiet and averse to smashing furniture, but
when I had taken about two gulps of the gas
I got Into my head that I was being murdered.
I was about 18, and baseball playing had given
me a good share of muscle. Besides, when I
swung around my right arm I caught the
dentist unawares under the chin. He reeled
and fell over a chair, which I seized and threw
at the chandelier. Tho chair carromed off into
a mirror, and I fled ont of the room and to the
street Two squares away I was captured, and
at the same moment I regained my wandering
senses, though I had no Idea what I had done.
My father paid for the damage done, but the
dentist has since told me that his experience
with me deprived him of his nerve in the use of
gas. Ho is always expecting the patient to as
sault him, and, naturally, he cannot operate
with the assurance desirable."
"Women are generally braver than men in
my chair," said a dentist who has practiced a
long while here, "they stand pain better and
are less distrustful of the dentist's ability to
deal with refractory teeth. It was not very
long ago that a lady came to me to have a
double tooth, a molar set very deep in the gum,
extracted. I tried my best to get that tooth
out, but it would not budge. The lady stood
the torture bravely, though she was a small,
delicate-featured woman whose courage I had
mistrusted. I was afraid of fracturing the jaw,
and told her so.
" 'Well, then, doctor,' she said to me, let me
have that forceps till I see what I can do.'
"I gave her the instrument and the plucky
little woman grasped the tooth that had defied
me, and with one tremendous tug had It out
She was proud ot the achievement and I told
her she had cause to be, for sho was the only
patient I had ever bad who had come to my of
fice to pull her own tooth."
Tbo United State Government Wonld Like
to Have Some of tbe Article.
Washington, November 13. The subject of
smokeless powder for military uses occupies
considerable attention In tbe annual report of
Brigadier General Benet Chief of Ordnance, to
tbe Secretary of War, which was made publio
to-day. He says:
In the absence of a suitable small arms powder
there has been no substantial progress In tbe mat
ter of a small caliber rifle beyond what has been
heretofore reported, except in the negative gain,
resulting In tbe apparent abandonment or
tendency that way abroad, of all powders but the
so-called smokeless. This change, involving the
return to a grained powder, la, if permanent an
appreciable gain for all In economy and efficiency
or the product in tho manufacture of small arm
cartridges, and may have been brought
about as much from the difficulty of obtain
ing uniform and satisfactory results In the way of
velocities and pressures with tbe compressed
powders as from the more valuable properties of
tbe smokeless. No American has yet submitted
lor trial a smokeless powder, and experiment
with compressed powders has shown the same ec
centricity as developed abroad, tending to destroy
confidence In and final production of a serviceable
compressed powder cartridge. All effort official
. Mh.nriRfL to obtain a smokeless nowder has
been abortive, and American powder makers and
chemists have not yet awakened to the lucrative
opportunity presented to them.
There is reason to believe from an application
made to an officer of the Ordnance Department
more than ten years ago. that smokeless powders
originated, like many other inventions, in Amer
ica, only to be brought to the attention ot the
world In foreign countries, although In this in
stance the person concerned met with encourage
ment, ofwhlch he did not avail himself. In view
ofthe present status of tbe powder question It Is
not deemed expedient to produce a small
caliber rifle for compressed powder cartridges.
Such a rifle, however excellent In itself,
would be Inferior to foreign arms using smoke
less powders, and consequently unsatlsiactory to
the army and the country at large. It Is be
lieved, however, that all tbe elements entering
into tbe problem, except the powder, are ready
for use the moment this powder Is obtained. A
30-csllber rod-bayonet Springfield rifle has been
made and a rod-bayonet SO-callber magazine arm
Is now in progress ot construction In anticipation
ofthe final acquisition of the much-needed pow
der. 6o that no time may be lost In presenting lor
trial both single-loading and magazine small call
TET IT BBAKS OUR NAME.
A Bond With n Pittsburg In k That Only
Ears $8,000 a Quarter.
SrECIAL TSLEPBAlt TO THE D1SPATCH.1
Albany, November 13. The report of the
Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley and Pittsburg Rail
road Company, just filed with tbe State Board
of Railroad Commissioners, for the quarter
ending September SO. shows only 88,310 54 as the
net earnings, though that doubles the corre
sponding quarter of last year.
The general balance sheet shows: Cost of
road and equipment 84,620,875 07; supplies on
hand, $1,030 88; due by agents of this com
pany op account ot traffic, $1,200 18; due
by others than agents on account of
traffic, $3,225 61; cash on hind, $18,128 1;
capital stock (common), $1,300,000 00; funded
debt. $2,900,000 00; profit and loss, surplus,
Tbe Western Silver Convention.
Denver, November 13. As the Silver Con
vention progresses It increases In Interest Dele
gates keep pouring in, and it is'a novelty to see
the people of political factions working hand in
hand. Free and unlimited coinage is the war
crv alike of Republicans, Democrats and Pro
hibitionists. The fact that tbe people of St
Louis saw fit to take tbe initiative in this
move has worked to its good, In that
resolutions were adopted to-day favoring
that place for the World's Fair. Another res
olution adopted recommends Congress to pro
vide for the coinage of at least $4,000,000 of
silver each month. It Is not likely that the
convention will conclude its labors before to
Death nf Wlnflold Scott Wilson.
George D. Blddle, Esq., yesterday announced
in Common Pleas Court Mo. 2, the death of At
torney Winfield Scott Wilson, who died yesterday
morning after several years' illness. Court ad
journed out of respect to bis memory. The Crim
inal Courtalsoadjourned for the same reason.
Quiet and unostentatious. Mr. Wilson had by dll
llent application to his business secured. a fair
clientage; though hampered and distressed ror
many years by Bright' disease. Mr. Wilson was
uniformly cheerful, and only, his Intimate ac
quaintances knew that he was 'struggling in the
tolls of a relentless malady. He was a sound law
yer, andwas on the threshold or a good practice.
Last week he argued a case In tbeSuDreme Court
though so ill that bis wire-attended nun through
fear that he would be stricken down In the. dis
charge of his duty. Mr. Wilson came froni the
central portion of the State, and was admitted to
practice at iub aucbucuj wuu. ui vu u, m
BAD WATER AND EPIDEMICS
The Snbjeots DticBsasdat tie Meeting of the
Stat Board of Health.
rSFECIAti TXLEOKAM TO TBS DIBFATCJI.l
Habrisburo. November 18. The State
Board of Health Is holding its fourteenth
regular session here to-day. Becretary Lee's
report prepared for presentation to the Gov
ernor: includes an account of the efforts to se
cure legislation necessary to organize a com
plete sanitary system; and In proof of the Im
portance of the subject instances the epidemic
of typhoid fever at Wilkesbarre, with its 650
cases and 60 deaths, due to the use at impure
water from Laurel run reservoir. The Secre
tary adversely criticises the organization of
water companies by capitalists of tbe New En
gland States. He adds: "A coarse strainer is
substituted for a proper filter bed if, indeed,
any attempt is made at filtration. But the
owners of these works, hundreds of miles
away, are not compelled to drink tbe water;
and so long as they pocket their 10 per cent
dividends, what difference does it make to
them that a little country town in the wilds of
the Alleghenles Is decimated by typhoid fever
and dysentery?" The report enumerates 1G
localized epidemics of typhoid fever, 9 of diph
theria, 1 of dysentery and a threatened epi
demic of glanders as having been successfully
combated by the board during the year.
Tbe bulk of tbe Secretary's report is occupied
by a recital of the task which confronted the
State Board ot Health In consequence of the
floods of May 31 in the Conemaugb, Jnnlata
and Susquehanna valleys, and of the means
employed and methods adopted In meeting tho
emergency. The Secretary congratulates tbo
board on the success of its labors in preventing
epidemics on tho Conemangh. Dr. George C.
Groff, of Lewishnrg, was to-day elected Tem
porary President of the board. Dr. Charles B.
Dudley, of Altoona, reported a lamentable
want of sanitary precautions at Gallltzln,
which bas caused malignant epidemics of diph
theria in that town.
The board created a new Inspection district,
embracing Armstrong, Cambria and Indiana
counties, and appointed Dr. W. E. Matthews, of
Johnstown, tbe sanitary inspector. To-night
Dr. McClelland, of Pittsburg, read a paper on
"The Purification of Water by the Use of Me
A DESERTED CELESTIAL.
Poor Hong Kean Mourns the Loia of HI
Lady Love In Gotham.
New York, November 13. If Lottie Hicks
does not return soon one more Chinaman is
likely to cut his Mongolian throat Mr. Hong
Neau, an ex-laundryman, has learned to love
her so mnch during the past six moons that he
recently sent a peremptory dispatch to his
Chinese betrothed in Hong Kong, telling her
that she might as well find some other fellow
to marry, as he had concluded to go to the
happy land of Confucius without returning to
Then be began housekeeping with Lottie.
Their outfit consisted of 60 cents, two stools, a
$1 table, an oil stove, and a temporary bunk,
and two pairs of chop sticks and two rice
bowls which he brought from his laundry.
Their establishment was upon the third floor
of 21 Pell street
Mr. Hong Neau began now in earnest to
make lore. He bought her a brand new $5
dress, $2 shoes, and a hat which cost $1 25. He
celebrated his new condition by a big Chinese
blowout and introduced his lady love.
Amone: the ffuests was a Jananeaa Bailor
named Elmo. Before the honeymoon was half
over Lottie fell desperately in love with her
husband's friend. Hong's lovo was so strong
that he could not believe his "Dish Mellcan
girl" could be so treacherous. Lottie kept both
the Jap and her Chinaman liberally supplied
with affection and got money and presents
from both. The Jap had an establishment of
his own somewhere in Brooklyn.
In this interesting manner they lived for sev
eral months until day before yesterday. Then
Hong Neau's cash was gone and he was forced
to look lor a job. He found the job, but when
he returned, his lady love and bis household
goods were gone. There was nothing in the
rooms except two pairs of chop sticks and the
rice bowls. Lottie had gono with her Jap.
Is Now Believed to be Carried on by Whole
ale at New York.
New Yore; November 13. The exposures
made during the last few months of the practi
cally free entrance to the port through Long
Island Bound bave led this Treasury Depart
ment to a serious consideration of the subject-
xo imuier oxpeuiig mo ftcuua oi me depart
rrent It may be stated that of 14 foreign vessels
passing into the port of New York through
Hell Gate on Sunday last only seven had any
Indorsement on their manifests.
There are between fifteen and 'Sixteen hun
dred foreign vessels, mostly from British Amer
ican ports, which pass that way each year, and
their opportunities for smuggling are literally
boundless. Customs officials wbo are well In
formed on the subject say that from seven to
nine hundred of these vessels are never
boarded by a cuBtoms officer. They pass
through the Sound without let or hindrance,
anchoring where tbey like.
"If tbey don't smuggle," said a veteran reve
nue officer, when told of the fact that by actual
count half tbe arrivals of onedaycametbrough
without any sort of Inspection "if they don't
smuggle, they ought to. It seems preposterous
that the Government should spend millions to
improve the channel and to provide all modern
contrivances for the protection and convenience
of navigation, and then, while carefully in
specting all arrivals by Bandy Hook, permit at
least half of those by tbe Gate to pass soot free.
It is as it New York had one entrance devoted
to protection and another for free trade."
JUST 500 TO 1
Is the Hallo of One Man's Estimate of a
Housekeeper Above a Wife.
NEW York, November 13. A contest of the
will of Isaac Halsey is being carried on before
E. F. Underbill, assistant to the Surrogate.
Mr. Halsey died in August last at 2S9 East
Broadway. He had been an Invalid for seven
years before his death, and was cared for by
his housekeeper, Agnes Small. His wife, Julia
A. Halsey. had procured a separation from
him. Mr. Halsey drew up his will on May 16,
18S7, and kept both the orlglml and a copy.
After bis death It was found that Mrs. Hal
sey was to receive the sum of $1 "forever," and
that after several bequests bad been paid, In
cluding one ot $500 to Nurse Small, the residue
ofthe estate was to be held in trust for Mr.
Halsey's son, E. R. Halsey, until he was 25
years old, when he was to receive the princi
pal. Both Mrs. Halsey and her son join in the
COMING THEATRICAL EVENTS.
The McCaull Opera Company will be seen
here on Monday evening next at the Bijou
Thoater in Von Buppe's new opera, "Clover."
The new opera comiquewill bo given Its first
presentation here, and with tbe original cast
identified with it during the long run at Pal
mer's Theater in New York City. "Clover" con
tains Von Suppc's most charming music, and
is said to be tbe model of eotemporaneous
opera comlque. In tbe cast are all the princi
pal members of Colonel McCaull's celebrated
operatic organization, and the production here
will be identical with that in New York, as tbe
same scenery, accessories and effects will be
given here. In the cast are DeWoIf Hopper,
Marian Manola, Matbilde Cottrelly, Annie
Myers, Eugene Oudln, Jefferson de Angells
Carrie Burton, Josephine Knapp, Herbert
Crlpps, Lindsay Morbon, Edmund Stanley,
Louise Edgar, Louis Shrader, George Cerbl
and George Wade. The opera of
"Clover" is in a prologue and three acts, and
theactnon transpires in four different conn
tries. This gives most unusual opportunities
for diversity of scenic effects and costuming
and for a variety of musical treatment hereto
fore unknown in opera comiqae, DeWolf
Hopper as Casimir in "Clover" bas made the
greatest hit of his professional career, and he
sings a topical song written for hini by Sydney
Rosenfeld which has become famous. No
expense bas been spared by Colonel Mo
Caull In the mounting and costuming of
"Clover," ana the production is a most unusual
and magnificent oneoutside of New York,
"Kajanka," the new pantomimic spectacle
which comes to the Grand Opera House week
of November 18, is in three acts and nine tab
leaux, ana is a succession of beautiful trans
formation scenes. The final scene represents
the rise of tho morning sun. Electra, the fairy
queen, fcTseen in the distance, traveling In a
chariot drawn by four white horses, while the.
ladles of the company are used as cherubs In
the clouds. Another beautiful scene is the flo
ral bower, which was painted by Joseph D,
Clare. One hnndred people are employed in
Seymour, the mind reader, and Bass, the
man of bones and little else, are keeping the
World's Museum full day and night Next
week Dan Nash's comedy company ana pano
rama of Ireland will be tbe principal attrac
tions. "A Legal Wrong," a realistic sensational
melo-drama, will be presented at Harris'
Theater next week. The cast is said tobea
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WET DAT C0NC0M1TAKTS.
What the Dank Days Deraaad Dmbrellas,
the Most BfysterfoBS Personal Property
Acton Want 'Era Screaming Load
Gossamers to Envelop Fair Forms
Robbers for Pedallc Protection.
The weather yesterday (no necessity of de
scribing it) was suggestive of umbrellas, mack
intoshes, gossamers and rubber shoes, hence an
Inquisitorial tonr was undertaken, with tbe
view of pinning a few facts to a;fllght of imag
ination. "Will you show me your latest importations
in the umbrella line!" was asked ot a hand
some young salesman in a downtown store.
"Centainly. Our first assortment of holiday
goods has jnst arrived. These, you know are
all intended for gentlemen's use. We'll see the
ladles' afterward." And forthwith he opened
a Ions glass case, displaying umbrellas of every
wodd and metal, from every dime and country,"
in every style and quality.
There were English ash, German welchsel.
osage orange, pinTento white thorn and snake
wood in every conceivable design. Plain and
fancy bandies gold, silver, buckhorn, walrus
tusks, white metal and oxidized silver, were all
used in tbe manufacture ot these handles. Tbey
varied as much in size as the strawberries
in.the first box of tbe season, but unlike them,
the larger ones were not given the most con
spicuous place in tbe box, nor are they consid
ered the most desirable. True, some people
prefer them. Among those who do are to be
found the artists ot the theatrical stage, who
want not only a large handle, but one that is
fairly screaming. The odder the design tbe
better. Then a certain class of young men of
the stage affect tbe very large handle; also
ministers invariably purchase a natural wood
handle, with either a crook or a knob. Bank
cashiers are very particular in selecting their
rainy-day companions, and their tastes are in
clined to the natural wood, but tbey want a
bulb or root to form the head of tbe handle,
and it must bave a brilliant polish.
Tbe Latest Ont, Jnst In.
A trifle paradoxical the above remark is, but
none the less applicable; for the very newest
designs have just arrived. Tbey are called
hardwood dcposlte silver, Ivory deposito silver
and pearl deposite silver, and they are beau
ties. No two alike, and each one prettier than
the other. The hardwood deposite silver are,
just as the name indicates, of bardwoed
trimmed with the loveliest designs of sterling
silver, some hare tbe knots all studded with
sterling silver nails, others have alligators and
snakes wonnd around them, and some are just
banded with the silver. Then attain tha rnntlr.
. . ?t -
design is dreadfully pretty. The ivory deposito
silver are le-s fanciful in design, bnt are simply
exquisite; also tbe pearl. The silver is put on
so as to allow the ivory or pearl to peep
through In the most attractive manner, and
they all cost yds, they cost way up near a
twenty-dollar gold piece, but they are new, aw
fully swell and make handsome Christmas
The lizzard and alligator skin are just out
also, and are as handsome and expensive as
any one could desire, perhaps more so. From
this time on until after the holidays the um
brella trade wiU boom. They are very popnlar
as gifts, from wife to husband, husband to
wife, employer to employe, and vice versa.
Some men buy them by the dozen, and give
them to their various clerks and officials In
their counting houses and offices at Christmas
tide. When purchasing for themselves gentle
men Invariably have forgotten theirs at home
or just lost them. In the latter case it was al
ways one of the finest, ana they take great de
light in dwelling upon the beauty and value of
the lost one. Sometimes when the bereave
ment Is ot recent date and Is bona fide the be-
reavea is in anything" else but an enviable
frame of mind, and will not purchase anything
bnt a cheap umbrella.
Various devices are resorted to In order to
prevent the disappearance of these very neces
sary articles. One gentleman in desperation
had the word "stolen" painted in rich let
ters on the Inside of his umbrella. He said he
would carry It with a clear conscience, bnt he
thought it would be a little annoying to anyone
else. Whether or not It served his purpose his
tory salth not
Ladles Purchase Handles,
What has been said about the styles and
designs of handles in the gentlemen's line ap
plies without change to the ladles' goods. In
selecting an umbrella they are muchanore par
ticular than gentlemen as a rule, and buy more
expensive ones. They pay very little attention
to tbe quality of material used In tbe covering;
on the handle centers all the Interest A day
that dawns bright and clear but develops Into
Srilnv day about noon is conducive to) marvel
'ous sales at tbe umbrella counters. Ladles do
not lose as many umbrellas as gentlemen, but
occasslonally there is one that seems to be
fated never to own one for many weeks at a
time. Such Is the wife of a wealthy Iron mer
chant; and she says she never will be able to
keep an umbrella unless she has It attached to
her person in some manner. Where, when, or
bow she loses tbem she does not know, bnt she
finds It necessary to purchase a new one about
once a month. Gold handles are below par; no
one likes tbem, bnt premonitions are that next
year they will reign again with new fervor.
The natural wood handle is a great favorite
with all ladles, especially school girls, who will
have no other. "Fancy handles are so com
mon, you know." An ebony-handled umbrella
is a necessary factor in every widow's posses
sions. A novel feature regarding them is that
tbe maximum and minimum figure for which
they are sold is $5.
Pure silk is not used scarcely at all now In
tbe manufacture of umbrellas, but mixtures
that retain the color and do not crack or break,
such as gloria in a low-priced article, Windsor
more expensive, and Spltalfteld as delicate or
as firm as you wish. The mixture of silk and
linen is considered even more desirable.
Woman Dislike Gossamers.
Mackintoshes are becoming more popular
with tbe gentlemen and gossamers less popular
with the ladies with each succeeding season.
More attention being paid to the manufacture
of the mackintosh is given as one reason. In
cut finish and pattern they resemble an ordi
nary overcoat very closely and are rather a
stylish article of dress. Tbey come In the long
ulster with cape attachment in All the prevail
ing colors. Small checks are In greatest de
mand. The handsomest one ever worn in Pitts
burg is the property of Mr. Arthur Einstein,
tbe wholesale clothing merchant of Chicago,
wbo is to lead to the altar on tbe 21st Miss Nora
It is a light check, decidedly English in style
and finish, and fits the admirably proportioned
form of this Adonis to a nicety.
The gossamer has passed through various
transformations since tbe horrible nun-Uke
circular of black was first Introduced. Pretty
colors in checks and stripes of what is called
silk gossamer are now manufactured In peasant
wraps and in ulsters with cape sleeves, bnt it Is
difficult to obtain a anue. close ttttinc stylish
garment ad ladles will always sacrifice more
or less for appearance. That it takes an un
usually pretty woman to look attractive in a
gossamer is a fact fully realized by the fair sex,
and very few are willing to take chances on
wearing tbem. One was noticed in the street
car yesterday that really looked charming In
the much despised garment but she was an ex
ception. The color was a gray, bordering on a
blue, striped with a deeper shade, fashioned
in tho ulster style with capo sleeves ami
exactly matched tbe trimming of her very be
coming bat A pretty complexion, a pair ot
bright eyes, a coquettish mouth and In con
trast to her rain, bedraggled sisters is it anv
wonder the eyes of all the gentlemen in the car
were turned in her direction.
Bnbbers Voted a Nuisance.
"Do we sell many rubbers on a day like thisr
Well, I should think so."
"We hare sold about 75 pair to-day, and all
tbe high rubber, no footholds or sandal rubbers
on a day like this," is the reply One enterpris
ing young merchant gave in answer to interro
fitions. Ladles don't like to wear rubbers,
ut tbe thin soled boots worn demand the addi
tion on a rainy day or else the fair one's health
suffers. They are very disagreeable, draw the
feet In the most dreadful manner and spoil the
gloss and finish of the shoe, but are a necessary
Gentlemen obviate the necessity of wearing
them with heavy soled and cork soled shoes.
They pronounce tbem a nuisance and say they
dull the polish of their shoes as much as the
rain, and are very uncomfortable. 8o tho shoe
merchant on a rainy day entertains ladies with
in his storo almost exclusively.
Association of Agricultural Colleges.
Washington, November 13. At to-day's
session of the Association of American Agri
cultural Colleges and Experiment Stations
General Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs, ;made an address, in which he urged
the colleges to prepare teachers of
Industrial arts for the Indian schools.
Resolutions were adopted looking toward
the co-operation of the stations and tbe De
partment of Agriculture in tbe testing of
varieties of flax, hemp, jute and ramee and of
fiber machinery. The association in a body
called upon Secretary Rusk at the Department
ot Agriculture andjnet with a cordial recep
tion. To-night the Secretary entertained the
delegates at bis bouse.
Tbe Baltimore's Second Trial.
Philadelphia, November 13. The Gov
ernment cruiser Baltimore started down tbe
river to-day on her second official trip. She
left Cramp's shipyard at noon, and expects,
during the four-days' trialflaltha'bay&Bdat
sea to-f w surpass the record aaaa oa Um test
trin abont six weeks aeo. ' j'?x,i- , "
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gist?of otiXm gossip.
HI WMe and Money Stolen.
tlTSW TOSK BUXXAU SnciALS.1
New 'York; November 13. Peter Persn
left bis wife and two young boys on his little
farm in Sweden, 20 months ago, to come to
America with his 15-year-old daughter. He in
tended to buy a home here and bring over tha
rest of the family as soon as possible. He had
not been out of Sweden many months before
his wife fell In lovs with John Ahlstedt tbe
farm band ha had encaged before his depart
ure to help her manage the place. Two weeks
ago Mrs. Persen sold the farm and started for
America with her children and the farm hand.
A cablegram from his brother told Persen of
tbe elopement, and he came up from his new
farm In Northern New Jersey to meet his wife
and ber lover when they landed at Castle Gar
den this morning. Persen wished to be merci
ful, and when be met bis wife tried to embrace
her. She pushed him away. In the meantime
the farm hand made a bee line for the steam
ship office, with tbe Intention ot at once cash
ing a draft for $1,100 of Person's money, the
amount realized by the sale of the farm in
Sweden. Officer Connelly, who had heard
Person's story, collared Ablstedt and took him
back for Collector Erhardfs inspection; He
will probably be returned as apanper, since he
has only $4 of his own money. Persen tearfully
entreated his wife to give up tho farmhand
and return to him for the sake of the children.
A missionary attached to Castle Garden helped
him plead. The children added their tears.
The erring woman grew somewhat hysterical,
bnt still maintained that she would rather go
back to Sweden than give up her handsome
farmer. Mrs. Persen Is 40 years old and plain.
The Collector will decide the case to-morrow.
Theft of a 82,800 Trunk.
After attending the famous Tuxedo ball, at
which Mrs. Parrlsh lost her diamond pin, Mrs.
Richard M. Hunt returned to New York with
her trunk full of her Paris-made gowns, laces,
shawls and jewels. The trunk and its'contenta
were valued at $2,000. The trtSik got here last
Monday. Between the railway station and Mrs.
Hunt's house it disappeared from tbe express
truck. Detectives, who were put on the case,
traced tbe trunk to the quarters of three notori
ous wagon thieves, and, on breaking lnts their
rooms at 1 o'clock this morning, found all Mrs.
Hunt's finery strewn about on the furniture and
floor. Tbe thieves were locked up. How they
managed to steal Saratoga trunks from moving
trucks without being detected is a mystery.
A 83,698,609 Salt Compromised.
The famous suit brought by Sir Bacbe Canard
to recover $3,000,000, which he claimed that
Charles G. Francklyn, formerly agent for tho
Cunard line of steamships in this city, had mis
appropriated, was settled to-day by compromise.
The case has been in litigation for two years,
Cunard said that Francklyn, who is a relative
of his, had lost nearly $3,000,000 of Canard's prf
'vate property In silver mine speculations. On
this charge Francklyn was arrested October 20,
1SS7, and committed to Ludlow street jail in de
fault of $500,000 bail. He was afterward re
leased. The lawyers refused to state tbe basis
on which the suit was compromised to-day.
Big Steamers Again Saclag.
Despite tho dense fog over the bay this morn
ing the big ocean grey bounds. City ot New York
and Teutonic started promptly at 9 o'clock on
their race across the Atlantic. Both carried a
large number of passengers. Among tbosa on
the Teutonic were Sir Lyon Playfair, Lady
Playfair, Countess ot Selkirk, Countess of
Shrewsbury, F. A Kursheedt of the Finance
Committee of tbe World's Fair, and A. Stavely
Hill. M. P. Tbe officers of the City of New
York expect to win back the laurels which tha
Teutonic stole from them by be? ting them Into
port 33 minutes on their last eastward voyage.
ALEXAHDES HAMILTON'S FABX
Land Nlae MHea From Town S3 Years Aga
Now Very Valuable.
From the New York Tribune, j
When Alexander Hamilton, in 180 bought
the property now situated at Tenth arenuo
ana One Hundred and Forty-fourth street ha
wrote to General Pinckney: "I hava pur.
chased a few acres about nine miles from
town, have built a house and aa cultivating
a garden. As farmers, sew source
of sympathy has arisen between ns,
and I am pleased with everything in
Which our likings and tastes can be approxi
mated.'' From the present appearanco ot tho
neighborhood of 'The Granger," as Hamilton
named bis place, one finds it bard to think that
it was ever "nine miles from town."
'If Hamilton could have looked forward to
tha time when city lots from his farm were
worth 86,000 or (4,000; if he could hava seen tha
splendid buildings going up on different parts
of bis "farm," and could bave known that even
two miles further away from town than be was
the people were discussing the project ot open
ing a park to make a "breathing place." he
probably would hava bees ready to believe
Mother Shipton's prophecies, even tha one
concerning the end of the world.
SECRET SOCIETIES ALL EIGHT.
They Are No Longer Frowned Upon by the
Baltimore, November 13. Probably the
most radical thing that has transpired through
the assembling of the first Catholic Congress Is
in regard to secret societies. The Catbolio
Church has long been regarded as the implaca
ble foe of every secret society without its own
Sale, and now if appears that the ban of tbe
hurchls to be lilted absolutely from every
sort of secret organization, except the Masonic
That the objections to the Masonic brother,
hood will also bo waived Is confidently ex
pected by those wbo know, and it is said to be
only a matter of 12 months or so before any
man may openly avow himself a member of the
Ancient Order of Free and Accepted Masons,
as well as a faithful member of the Roman
HRS. HARRISON RETURNS BETTER.
The Leading Lady Was Benefited by Her
Phuiadelphia, November 13. Mrs. Ben
jamln Harrison, wife of tbe President left
Postmaster General Wanamaker's house, at
Jenklntown, for Washington, accompanied by
Mrs. Clarkson, wife ot the First Assistant Post
master General. A special Baltimore and.
Ohio car was sent to Jenklntown, and was sub
sequently attached to tbe Washington express,
leaving the Twenty-fourth street depot at 2
Mrs. Harrison, It was said, had quite recov
ered from the indisposition resulting from the
fatltrue of tha cast week. Mr. Clarkson. it was
stated, left for Lexington, Ky.. on Monday, to
attend tbe funeral of Colonel Goodloe.
No Money for Prayers.
Oltmpia, Wash., November 13. In both
Houses to-day the question as to whether the
Constitution permitted the expenditure of
money to employ chaplains came up, The
question was settled py invitations being ex
tenaeded to pastors, offering prayer gratuit
Hard Up for Amasemeaf.
From the Chicago News.
If it be true that President Harrison has de
cided not to let Senator Karwell slide down his
cellar door any more the Capital may prove a.
trifle dreary to the Chicago statesman during
the coming session of Congress.
WiLLiAJt Livesay, of Frankford, Green
brier county, W. Va., raised a Hanover turnip
which, with the top,weigbed SO pounds. It had
about a dozen stalks, and it roots looked like
the tentacles of an octopus.
William V.Barrett, of Lykeas,ln one
day's gunning shot 42 quail.
A smart Columbus shoe dealer had a drawer
full of faded old slippers. He hung ont a sign,
"Old slippers to throw at brides," ad they all
County superintendent Weiss, of
Schuylkill Haven, sat down on a chair which
was minus two legs, and Is under medical treat
ment for bis Injuries.
The tower of the Church of tha Holy
Trinity, West Chester, will be finished before
Christmas, and the chimes of tea bells will be
rung Tor the first tlma on that day. The chime
Is played with a key-board, so that an expert
will not be needed.
MiL.CHarles Saukrland. an old resident
of St Ctajkr, Schuylkill coaaty, has beea noti
fied that by a receat deeieleaof theSspreiM
Court of New York fee aed his two sisters have
bqoissstlteewawsof a-Twge estate afoag Mm
HB4swiir,va4aelat$fM. Mr. Baesrloaa
Is alsasseesHhtat at PbW.BUm msait ,?'
. CU1IQUS COHrEKBATIOKi
One thousand wild geese were pur
chased .at Palmyra, Mo., the other day bvi
Hannibal firm engaged in the poultry tradev
At Bed Bank, N. J., a man claimed
that Goliah was U feet high. This was dis
puted, and in tha row which resulted three mea
were badly hurt ?W
Connecticut has a wickedest town. wW
Is Monroe, with 1000 Inhabitants, a mnrter
record of ten In 50 years, and tbe possessloEf d BS
CO divorced or separated couples. Ti
A m.it 1m D1-. . .- L-.--
.a. ."... iu ouaer county, uai., wno -,sa
killed a neighbor's steer to sara his own famflyr'
aauu - -i -cwiucu counsel, pieaaea puuir
uu fa otJiwuwu w 0ji3 year 121 tH6 OkSaO
Not a golden egg from a goose, bnt gold
quartz from a duck's crop is a Jamestown
man's fortune. The duck had been dlgeinr In
a gravel bank on the man's farmTNowthe
farmer is aigging.
Two waiter girls in a Rapid CItvf" S.D.1
hotel took np claims near that dty, some time -r-SM
ago. and have built houses, fenced their claims, . Psl
tuou we, iuju wjn, ana at the same ttmo
waited on the hungry boarders at tbe hotel.
A Gallitzln "middle-aged German of
fia T.nttii4vi iinnfMtl rmtf ..a .j n
-aaw a.HWaH """""' UT 611363 1U Ml , J
Aixoona paper ior wo "acqualnUnco of amfd-
","T' W1M ""i" rapnai in order to ""S1
Btart into business and with ATlew-tornatri-,,
AUUUJ AU kUD iUaiUtb
Some MUsonrians hung John Barnes In
efflgyand thought they had the funniest sort
of a time, bnt be took 'em to court for slander
and made it cost every one of them $100 or
more, and their grins resembled the gates of a
graveyard as thay banded over the cash. - "
A young man named Harlem, in Bos
ton, went to a merchant's office to ask for the
hand of bis daughter. While watting for the
old man to appear he tore up and nibbled at an
old blotting pad, and although he got the
girl he has had to lose halt ot his tongue to
save the remainder.
Two Deadwood lads, while hunting
along the banks of the Big Horn river tha other
day, were attacked by an enormous gray eagle.
The bird soared high above and came down
suddenly with a rush. His sharp talons laid
open tbe scalp of one of the boys, and If was
only after a determined fight that the eagle re
treated. Thalongest distance over which conver
sation by telephone is dally made is between
Portland. Me, and Buffalo, N. Y.. about 750
miles. There are more tbaa 170,000 miles of
telephone wire in operation In the United
States, over which 1,065,000 messages are sent
daily. About 300,000 telephones are in use In
A Hew Haven man sent to New York
for an emblem of industry. His order was
nUed with a miniature muskrat bouse, and ho
kicked. Tbe maker proved In court that tha
muskrat was a hustler and the honey bee a
loafer, and tbe emblem was paid for. The ar
erago bee works only two boars per day for
four months in the year.
Prof. John Dongall, of Pollokshields,
cotland, recently sent to Dr. Oliver Wendell
Holmes some daisies hlch he had gathered at
Mossgiel, In the very field where Burns com
posed his famous poem on the "Wee, Modest
Flower," and which be bad pressed between
the leaves ot "The Autocrat of the Breakfast
Table" and the "Meditations" of Marcus
Among the chrysanthemums which con
tinue to attract much attention from the visit
ors to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's
snow in Philadelphia, Is the pink form of "Mrs.
Alpbeus Hardy," exhibited by Peter Hender
son & Son. This new variety is said to have
been sent to Mr. Henderson from Japan by Mr.
Louis Boebmer. a well-known German botanist
and horticulturist who Is now a resident of
Nick Daddow, of Loup City. Neb.,
while crossing an old prairie dog village, dis
covered that he was surrounded by snakes. He
1 ought his way ant and went down to Mr. Hod
son's honsa and informed bim of the fact Tbey
returned and killed over 200 snakes, most of
which were rattlers. It seems that tbe snakes
were coming Into this old dog town for winter
quarters. Several parties went out there from
town and killed about 60 more
A Bochester, IT. T., man has Invented
a voting machine. Tbe chief points abont it
are that it provides a private booth In which
but one man Is admitted at a time and which
cannot be entered by another until the one wboj
has gone in to voto leaves the booth, his
unlocking the entrance door so as to admit 1m
next voter. The booth is 6 feet square and 7
feet high. This Is divided by an upright quar-
Ui4DVa DWCl yMliuvu, uU9 m-iw& mm.t v
priT&ta compartment 1 foot by 5 feet for thq
fw al atMmi maWntva we ssW -
concealment sou boviui.j ui m uuwuwium
and counting registers, thus leaving a separata
private room or voters' compartment 4 feet by
Tramp, the 4-year-old hound owned by
Ira A. Howland, of Lehigh township, near
Scranton, not having had enough sport to
satisfy him. started out tbe otherMay on a
hunting trip alone. He started a 390-pound
bear and drove it toward the river, giving it a
hot chase. Mr. Howland heard tbe dog baymg
and went out to ascertain the cause. Ha
baszed away with bis right barrel, and tha
hair tnmhM headlon? into the river. He
wasn't dead, and be floundered bard to reach
the opposite bank, bnt Mr. Howland sent an
other bnUet Into bis head and finished him.
Then tne old hound sprang Into the water,
grabbed the bear by the ear, and did his best to
pull the carcass to the Dank.
A number of young ladies attending
school not a great distance from "Mil wankea
decided to visit the belfry during recess. They
trooped upstairs, carefully made their way
along a plank which was laid across the un
floored attic, and reached the belfry. Tbey
spent more time there than they had Intended,
and were startled by the ringing of the bell.
Tbey beat a hasty retreat One of the girls, a
large and somewhat clumsy creature, made a
misstep before she left the attic, and her foot jj
went crashing through the celling. BtM
this time most of the pupils iu tha rooaaf?
below were seated at their desks.
They were In convulsions of laughter when toe .
teacher a gentleman entered the room. He
could not divine tbe cause of their wild mem- ,
ment neither could he restrain them. He ,
speedily began to feel decidedly uncomfort
able. Finally he noticed that their eyes were
turned toward the celling and be, too, looked
np. Dangling from the ceiling he saw what at
first glance-appeared to be a huge stick of
mmtnaA MY,f n un Anlm&tAd barbers Dole.
Then tbe situation dawned upon him. Ha
could not resist the temptation to join in the
laughter, and it was some little time before the
blushing and unfortunate girl was extricated.
FOB. tux WHO LIKES TO LAUGH.
Man Is the only animal that draws asal-
'"What strnos: yon most In the equatorial
regions;1 aixea a gentleman or a traveler.
"The sun," was the reply. Lift.
"Call no man happy until he Is dead.'J
said tha old philosopher. And don't be too sure j
about it then; yon may have overlooked soma por-j
tlon of his record. aomtrnu Journal.
"Won at last I" he exclaimed, triumph-
"Yes Charley," said she, shyly; "but onlr.oaj
tha strict condition, you Know, that A am W.oaj
the one," SomtrvitU journal.
In the. History Class. Professor Casl
anyone lb tha class tell me the familiar sobriquet!
by which the followers of William Penn addrtsasd
Bmdent Yts, sir; "Hlsnlbii" Tim. ,.;
There "Wasn't Boom. Wife HatiyS
you see now attentive that couple on tha sefW
to each otnerf l'tn quite positive mere's i
thlnz between them.
Hasband (altera Iook)-I thlaCT4u're st4ttokeBJ
my dear, xtms.
"Wilklns Do yon know that osr &
Bright is going to marry sums BiaeEsteaef He'll
got tbe cream of that family of girls." - H
BUklns-You don't tay l If she's anything; like!
her mo ther he'll find her cram of tartar.-
Detected in Crime. Little FaaatieM
Billings (as papa comes In) Why didn't yea lwnl
It we eouia see now it looxsr
Bis Sister Leave what FanntyT
Little rauntleroy Why, Mr.Luken'imaateakia
X peepea in tarougn tne curtain an' saw, i
tryia' it on yer.-Jtutge,
' A HOPELESS SINNER.
The person who tries '
To reform him. who lies
Has a difficult lubjeit to save.
For after he's dead,
Bo It truly is said,
He continues to Ue in his grave.
A Ken tueky Diversion. Kentucky Gfel3
is everythlngall ready, ueorger
Lover-Yes: all tbe preparatlOM have'tb
Xsatueky Girl-Have father aad the Tyi HI
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