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The political sensation of the day is un
doubtedly Allen O. Myers outbreak in
plain, unpolished, biting speech at Cincin
nati. "What it -will lead to the boldest are
almost afraid to guess, and what Myers
means is too evident for anybody to be in
doubt. The Democrats of Ohio, especially
those who sit in high places, are not going to
enjoy their feast after victory in peace.
Myers has a whip in hand, and the first
cracks of it are calculated to disturb the di
gestion of the calmest of them.
"What does Myers mean? Nothing so very
new after all. He wants his party to remem
ber that the election of Senator Payne was
compassed by bribery, and that the Democ
"xacy of Ohio has been cursed by the shadow
of that unholy crime. He begs his party not
to sell the Senatorship again, reminding
them that "there is something that is not for
sale, and that is public opinion." All true
words, but not new, except as they come from
the month of a Democrat, from the mouth of
a man who has been mixed up in all the
Democratic party's dealings which he now
denounces in words that burn. But there
can be no doubt of the benefit which such a
deliverance from such a man will confer
upon the cause ol purity and right in poli
tics. "Whatever private grievance or change
of heart may have led to Myers' explosion, it
must do good. There may be further advan
tages for honest men in revelations yet to be
Senator John Sherman was right when he
said the other day that then it looked to
him as if his next colleague would be the
Democrat who would put up the most
money to be United States Senator, although
he did not think there would be any open
bribery, because public sentiment was
against it. That is exactly what the situa
tion promised to be a few days ago. But
Allen O. Myers has knocked all the lead
ers' calculations into a cocked hat. It may
be harder for a rich man to get into Senator
Payne's seat in the United States Senate
than for a camel to pass through the eye of
a needle.
European powers do not take the trouble
to assign even plausible grounds for plun
dering the barbarian. Here is the free and
enlightened junior partner in the Drei
bund, Italy, threatening to bombard Tan
gier, because, forsooth, the house of the
Italian Charge d' Affairs was broken into
by Moorish burglars, and King Mnley
Hassan has not made reparation yet. That
is to say. if some cracksmen violated the
sanctity of the Italian Embassy in "Wash
ington, we ought to expect a fleet of Italian
warships a fortnight later to train their guns
upon If ew York.
But circumstances alter cases. Morocco
is a bit of barbarism sticking to the north
ern coast of Africa. No civilized power is
Morocco's friend. In fact, all the European
countries are greedily eyeing the lands of
their African neighbors, and it is simply
jealousy and fear of each other which pre
vents a general partition of the few king
doms in Africa not already half stolen un
der the name of protection.
Still the bombardment of Tangier is not
likely to take place just now. The fruit is
not quite ripe yet the hands of France are
too near and too free at this moment Italy's
chance to gratify what are politely termed
her colonial aspirations will come when
France is engaged in stealing some other
African's land or when the inevitable
Franco-German struggle shall be renewed.
There were great doings in the baseball
world yesterday. At the League meeting
the Association clubs of Cincinnati and
Brooklyn were admitted into the League.
This brings the number of League clubs up
to ten, should it prove, as would seem to be
the case, that no clubs are to retire. The
withdrawal of the pennant club and the
Cincinnati club from the Association is a
Lard blow for that body. It opens the way,
many think, to the combination of the As
sociation's and the new Brotherhood
League's forces. The next few days will
decide this, but anyhow there is reason to
believe that the remaining Association clubs
will make it warm for the League if they
In another way the results of yesterday's
League meeting were momentous. The
clubs of Pittsburg, Indianapolis, Cleve
land and "Washington asked for an
increase in percentage of the receipts
given to visiting clnbs from 25 to
50 per cent The wealthier clubs op
posed this, but agreed to a compromise at
40 per cent. This will be of great advan
ce to the local club.
In the general outlook for professionals
baseball promises next year to be a very
much played game; whether it will be a
very mnch patronized game depends upon
several things.
The line of defense adopted byHolzhay,
the Gogebic Lone Highwayman, who is now
being tried for the murderous deeds he
committed last summer, will be of tre
mendous service to murderers everywhere.
During his examination as a witness in his
own defense yesterday Holzhay testified
that he was subject to certain peculiar
spells which had compelled him to stop
coaches, rob the passengers, murder the
drivers, and to practice murder and robbery
in railroad trains. These spells, he asserted,
came on him sometimes quite unexpectedly,
and when they came he always had to look
out for himself. He seems, by the way, to
have always succeeded iu looking out for
himself. At times he felt an irresistible
impulse to do something desperate, but
I shooting always appeared to clear his brain.
Shooting, we may observe, undoubtedly
scattered his victims' brains.
To this supremely cunning argument and
evidence the Prosecuting Attorney replied
with a question, which, we are told, for a
moment nonplussed Holzhay. He was
asked why he, knowing that he was subject
to these homicidal impulses, never traveled
without two revolvers in his pockets. After
some hesitation he replied that he was
afraid ot wild beasts. "We presume that the
good people of Michigan will insist upon
Holzhay's confinement for life for the same
reason namely, their fear of wild beasts.
In fact, the safest way in our judgment to
deal with such fierce animals as Holzhay is
to kill them. It is a pity they do not hang
murderers in Michigan.
Holzhay's defense ought not to be over
looked by those about to commit murder, or
who have committed murder, in Allegheny
county. The theory of spells would be a
pleasant change from that of drunken
mania which saves so many necks in our
courts. "We cannot s.y for certain how the
juries would regard spells as a valid excuse
in mitigation, but if it resulted in a hang
ing or two in the county jail yard it would
be decidedly pro bono publico.
It looks very much as if Pittsburg was to
have a sharp attack of genuine oil fever.
The rash has broken out already on her ex
tremities, and a good many of the neighbors
are down with the disease. Oil fields are
multiplying as fast as sanguine landowners
can send in the news, and the proportion of
derricks to acres is rapidly on the increase.
The gentle farmer is basking behind his
simplicity, and scooping in the dollars for
leases with a hay rake. Here and there a
real oil well is keeping up a steady flow and
the spirits of the men who own dry holes
In a few days we shall expect the cus
tomary salutation of "How do you do?" to
have been changed into "Have you struck
oil?" But at the same time we beg our
readers to preserve their presence of mind,
to avoid pride in the ownership of an acre
back of Sewickley or a town lot in Char
tiers, and to put up with butter on one side
of the bread till they have the cash to
spread butter on both sides. Oil has been
struck before, and men likewise have been,
in vulgar parlance, "stuck" before. Re
member that last truism, and bore away on
a well if you will.
This is sad. The blow will be felt in
every newspaper office from Maine to Cali
fornia. John L. Sullivan has been
bounced from his editorial chair! It is no
idle canard, hut the hard, horrid truth that
the pride of Boston has been dischargetTby
the New Tork newspaper which has em
ployed him for many months as sporting ed
itor. Journalism has lost a jewel; the press
is less powerful by two hundred pounds or
more. The public's loss is simply incalcu
lable. For who knows what the Heavy
weight Champion of the "World might have
written had he ever put pen to paper? Now
we do not know even that the prize fighter
can write at all but we will not contem
plate such a mournful possibility.
It has not been revealed why the news
paper in qnestion has decided to cast Mr.
Sullivan overboard. The trifling circum
stance that the most formidable sporting
editor of his day never thought it necessary
to pay regular visits to his office, may have
had something to do with the catastrophe.
Or it may be that his brethren of the
editorial staff dreaded his presence among
them now that he has no regular fighting on
hand or in immediate prospect. Presuma
bly the habit of knocking out one's fellow
man, like other habits, grows upon one, and
Mr. Sullivan's associates have reason to
fear that he might, if denied reasonable
relaxation in the ring, take to pounding
them. Yet the idea comes to us that the
hand of an editorial writer would be
strengthened, his vooabulary warmed, and
his clemency curtailed, if he knew for
certain that he had Mr. Sullivan's arm to
fall back upon when visitors were an
nounced. If Mr. Sullivan still hankers
after journalistic laurels we feel sure some
of our breezy "Western cotemporaries will
welcome him to their sanctums as a bouncer.
The other day Jay Gould had his photo
graph taken for the first time since his
youth. The portraits the public has seen of
the "Little "Wizard" in the newspapers have
been sketches of him from life or, more
probably, from imagination. Now we shall
be able to look upon the philanthropist's
face in exact verisimilitude; a .priceless
boon, no doubt, it will be to the many who
have good reason for remembering Mr.
It is singular that Mr. Gould should
have so long kept out of the photographers'
hands. Of course everybody knows Mr.
Gould's aversion to having anything of his
taken, but we should not have thought this
feeling extended to the taking of his
portrait. Still he has been exclusively tak
ing things all his life, and we presume he
found it uncogenial to let any man take
anything of his. He could have had no
artistic scruples for, bogy as he has been
painted Mr. Gould is rather a nice
looking man, with regular features, a
black beard now streaked with gray
and eyes of exceptional brilliancy. He is
small of stature, but photographers know
how to make a giant of a pigmy in a pic
ture. It could cot have been with him, as
it was with George Eliot, that he disliked
to acquaint the world with his face, because
of its plainness. Then, perhaps and here
is a likelier reason than any he did not
wish his enemies, many of whom have
never seen him, to become familiar with his
features. He trusted rightly to contempo
rary illustration to conceal his identity from
the world. This caution may have saved
him from broken bones.
O'DouovAir Rossa will not find this a
profitablo time to make new appeals for money
to support his alleged dynamite schemes. As
sassination is less popular than ever as a means
for freeing Ireland, and we do not believe
Rossa has any supporters in Pittsburg.
The complete returns show an entire
chanter ot coincidences in the recent elections
in Ohio and Iowa. In the firstplace two States
classed as Republican have elected Democratic
Governors by decisive pluralities, while the
balance of the State ticket is Republican. In
each case the.vote on Lieutenant (governor is
more than close, Lampson being chosen in
Ohio by only 41 votes, while Poyneer has 275
more ballots than his Iowa opponent. To
complete the parallel the Republicans tn both
States attribute their defeat to issues growing
out of the liquor traffic, while Democrats see
nothing bnt an indorsement of their tariff
Philadelphia declares sheuid not treat
tho Pan-American Congress as If it were com
posed of museum freaks. But Philadelphia
may havo done it in her sleep, you know.
Extheb Allen O. Myers Is a most
maligned individual or be has experienced a
great change of heart It was generally under
stood that ho had charge of the inducements
which secured the election of Senator Payne
six years ago, and was a devoted disciple of
John R. McLean, Now, however, he is out in a
radical address to the effect that neither Brice,
Thomas, McLean nor any other millionaire
should be elected Senator by the next Demo
cratic uegisiaiure, anu iuav" millionaire is
chosen he will lake the stump against the
The gift of ?1,800 made by the Jr. O. U.
A. M. to the Johnstown public schools, which
snffered so grievously in their buildings ana
their resources throngh the flood, is both wise
and generous. The appeal for further aid
ought to meet with speedy response.
.. i
Senator J, who has been presiding
over the Senai investigation of the Pacific
Railroads, rep very favorably of their con
Bition, and pr s the payment of the debt
they owe to tt Hon. His remarks about the
Central Pacific's inability to get coal at less
than eight dollars a ton are likely to evoke
criticism. "We believe Senator Frye Is misin
formed on this point.
Nellie Bly has beaten Jules Verne's
imaginative flights often enough, and now she
proposes to beat his record lu fiction of making
a voyage "Around the World in Eighty Days"
by makine the voyage in fact in seventy-live
days. We wish her bon voyage!
History doesn't tell us the value of the
pearl dissolved and drunk by Cleopatra, but it
could scarcely have been a mnch more ex
pensive draught than that of the Chicago
drummer who traded a lottery ticket for a
couple of drinks in Buffalo and will learn to
day that the ticket drew 515,000 for the lucky
bartender who held it. '
A YOTOG iceman is a candidate for Con
gress in New York. He ought to be elected.
His experience with tongs ought to help him in
the House.
The fact that the Tarentum Light and
Heat Company refuse to supply a certain
woman with natural gas would be extremely
interesting, if the company did not in answer
to the suit brought by the would-be consumer
show that the latter's landlord forbade the use
of gas In the building.
Judge "White sailed into beer again
yesterday. Beer is always being downed by
One German firm is endeavoring to solve
the "dressed beef problem," so far as it affects
the land of Bismarck, by purchasing the cattle
here and shipping them to Europe alive. If
such a business can be profitably conducted,
there would seem to be scarcely any limit to its
William Spbagub, war Governor of Rhode
Island and afterward United States Senator, is
now living in poverty. He was once worth $10,
000,000. The following persons have, among others,
been appointed cadets at West Point: Robert
W. Lawler, of Mexico, Seventh Missouri dis
trict, with Theodore Sternberg, ot St. Charles,
alternate; Walker Irving Bates, of Meadville,
Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania district, with Gny
Golden Painter, of TitusviUe, alternate.
Thomas Bkowek Peacock, the poet of tho
prairies, is a young man not yet 3S years old.
He was born in Ohio, and at an early age
showed a taste for poetry. His "Rhyme of the
Border War" attracted much attention, and
won the admiration of Victor Hugo, Oscar
Wilde, Matthew Arnold and other critics.
The Countess of Essex, who died not long
age, was the last survivor of several actresses
who married members of the English nobility.
Miss Mellon became the Duchess of St. Albans,
Miss Fenton, the Bnchess of Bolton, Miss Fer
ren, the Countess of Derby, etc In more re
cent years no marriage of this kind has taken
Many doubt that Judge Cooleywill regain
bis health sufficiently to resume his duties as
Chairman of the Inter-State Commerce Com
mission. Commissioner Morrison says he ex
Dec ts Judge Cooley to return to Washington
from Michigan in about ten days, bnt admits
that the Jndge is quite feeble. Judge Cooley
i3 70 years old, and has undoubtedly over
worked himself of late,
Georoe Eliot maintained a self-respecting
privacy during her life, which has not been re
spected since her death. She never allowed
herself to be interviewed; she refused to be
photographed. It was said of Madam De Stael
that she was "consolingly ugly," this remark
applied more truthfully to George Eliot, who
was morbidly sensitive about her personal ap
pearance. She rarely spoke of her works, and
never ot herself. She was a most fascinating
talker when in the company of those she loved,
but in general society she did not shine.
John Brisben-Walker, the editor of tho
Cosmopolitan Magazine, has had a varied and
interesting career, although he is only 42 years
old. Educated at West Point, he entered the
Chinese army through the recommendation of
Anson G. Burlingham, Minister to and from
China. The bravery of the young officer raised
him in a few years to the rank of General. Re
turning home he engaged in mining in West
Virginia, ana married the daughter ot General
David Strother, who is better known as Porte
Crayon. He was afterward a ranchman, then
an editor.
Lafeadio Hearn, the Southern poet, is a
native of Leuca, Greece. His father was an
English officf r.his mother a Grecian woman. He
was heir to a large fortune, which was lost, and
he came to America, settling first at Cincin
nati, but soon drifting to New Orleans, where
lie found genial surroundings and resolved to
stay, tempted by the semi-tropical atmosphere
of the place. He soon made his mark as a jour
nalist and contributor to the magazines. He is
now contemplating a trip to the East, where
his rich imagination will revel in ali the beauty
of earth and sea and sky.
Four Thousand Tons Per Tear the Product
of b Single Mine.
From the Youth's Companion. 1
In the Copper Cliff Mine- near Sudbury,
Canada, it is said, more nickel is being pro
duced than the entire market of the world
calls for at current prices. A little branch rail
way off the main line of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, four miles in length, leads out to the
mine, which opens into the face of a crag of
the brown, oxidized Laurentian rock, char
acteristic of this region. The miners are now
at work at a depth of about 800 feet below the
surface. As fast as the nicltel and copper
bearing rock is hoisted out it is broken up ana
piled upon long beds or ricks of pine wood, to
be calcined, or roasted, for the purpose of
driving out the sulphnr which it contains. The
roasting process is of the nature of lime kiln
ing or charcoal burning. Each great bed of
ore requires from one to two months to roast.
When roasted, the rock goes to the principal
smelter, a powerful blast furnace, jacketed"
In mining phrase with running water, to
enable it to sustain the great heat requisite
to reduce the crude, obdurate mineral to
The dross of the molten mass Is first allowed
to flow off, and afterward the nearly pure
nickel and copper, blended together in an alloy
called the "mat," or matte, is drawn off at the
base of the furnace vat into barrow-pots, and
wheeled away, still liquid and fiery hot, to
cool In the yard of the smelter. The mat con
tains about 70 per cent of nickel, the remain
ing SO per cent being mainly copper. When
cool, the conical pot-loaves of mat can easily
be cracked in pieces by means of heavy ham
mers. The fragments are then packed in bar
rels and Bhipped to Swansea in wales and to
Germany, where the two constituent metals
are separated and refined by secret processes
which are very jealously guarded by the manu
facturers. So jealously is the secret kept that no one in
America has yet been able to learn the process,
although ono young metallurgist spent three
years at Swansea, working as a common
laborer in the factories m order to procure it.
At present there are produced dally at the
Copper Cliff Mine about 90 pot-loaves of mat,
each weighing near 450 pounds, an output
which yields an aggregate of more than 4,000
tons of nickel a year.
It Sbonld be fenved.
From the Philadelphia Press.;
The Mercantile Library, of Pittsburg, is in
danger of falling into the hands of the Sheriff.
.Such a catastrophe as this wonld be a very
great loss to our sister city. The Mercantile Is
the only public library in the city, and to shut
it up would deprive hundreds of persons of the
means of pleasure and profit. Tho total debt
presslagdoes not exceed $50,000, and it Is hoped
that the effort now being made to secure the
amount will meet with tho utmost success.
The Terrible Result of Three Hoars in Mar
timbers An Idyl of the Pavement.
Two Pittsburgers were forced to spend three
hours or so in Martinsbnrg, W. Va., not long
ago. They had to wait there becanso the Cum
berland Valley train from which they alighted
did not make close connection with the west
bound train over tbe Baltimore and Ohio.
This explanation is due to tbe Pittsburgers in
qnestion. for none of them would have know,
ingly and voluntarily sought Martinsbnrg. The
place thrust itself upon them.
'What shall we do ?" said A .
"Let's go up and see the town," said B .
' "They sell cocktails here for 10 cents, I'm told."
There were no objections offered, and they
strolled into the town. The. first thing they
saw which interested them was a sign above a
saloon, stating that pool and billiards could be
played within.
"Wo can kill time playing pool," said A -,
and the hint seemed so good that both turned
into the place without more ado. They played
pool for a while on a very bad table, "with etiptl
cal balls and twisted billiard cues," as the
Mikado puts it. When thoy paid for the use of
the table tbe man behind the bar handed them
checks exchangeable for drinks.
"That was what made us think of tryingthelr
whisky," said A afterward.
AmrHOw.tbey called for two whiskies and
drank them down. There was nothing in the
whisky to induce them to repeat the dose.
B asked A , with alarm and curiosity
battling in his face, if he had any skin left in
his mouth and throat. A responded that
the draught reminded him of the time when
he carelessly took a drink of carbolio acid un
der the Impression that it was sherry.
But they both reached the Baltimore and
Ohio depot without mishap.
Arrived there A at once fell asleep on a
bench In the waiting room. B did not go to
sleep. The whisky affected him differently.
There was a put-a-nickel-ln-the-slot machine in
tbe room, which offered a, 300 insurance policy
for 5 cents. B saw this, and tbe greatness
of the bargain impressed him at once. He In
serted a nickel and received an Insurance
ticket. He was charmed and put another
nickel in at once for the benefit of A . This
exhausted his supply of nickels. Nothing
daunted, be sought the station agent and pro
cured a dollar's worth of nickels. He was
drawing bis twenty-second ticket, representing
11,000 worth of insurance, when A awoke
and the train arrived. This put an end to a re
markable speculation in insurance, but both
A andB had superb headaches when
they reached Pittsburg, and the latter has the
tickets still to remind him of the effects of one
small drink of new corn whisky in Martinsbnrg.
Ir is not unusual to hear a baby cry, and the
sight of one howling in a woman's arms is
equally familiar, but when the baby Is arrayed
in rags and is decidedly dirty as to its poor
little face and hands, you would hardly ex
pect to see it clasped close to the bosom of a
fashionably dressed woman on a public thor
oughfare. Yet that was precisely the sight which I saw
on Smitbfleld street on Wednesday afternoon.
There was the woman dressed in a delightfully
tasteful street dress, with a close-fitting jacket
of some light-colored expensive fabric and in
her arms was a poor little babe crying with all
Its might and main. The child, a toddler of
three or less, was fresh from the mud of Virgin
alley, at the corner of which the woman who
held her stood. It was a curious sight enough
to provoke inquiry, and it was easily dis
coverable that the child had lost herself, for it
was a girl I think. She did not know her name.
or where she came from, and all she wonld do)
heartily was to scream witb indefinite but con-i
centrated force that a 3-year-old infant can-
command. ,
SojiETrriNO directed my attention for a few!
moments from the little drama of the lost
child, but pursuing my way I came across the
strangely assorted pair again at the comer of
Sixth avenue and Smithfield street. The babe
was still In the same woman's arms,buthad
ceased crying. The woman was consulting
with her companion, also a stylishly dressed
woman, as to what she should do'wlth the little
waif. Luckily a man came to the rescue, and
advised tho deportation of the babe to tbe
Mayor's office that haven of refnge for all
sorts of waifs and strays. The man wanted to
carry the child, but the kind-hearted woman
who had first come to the rescue declined to
abandon her charge, and bore the babe oft
triumphantly to City Hall.
The handsome cream-colored jacket with its
gold lace was splattered and smeared with mud,
and the fair savior's face also bore traces of the
muddy little hands.
The Very Latest Local Triumphs In That
Line, as Patented.
List of patents issued to Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia in
ventors, Tuesday, November 12, as furnished
by O. D. Levis, patent attorney, No. 131 Fifth
avenue, Pittsburg:
Frederick Q. Botsford. Erie, Pa., pipe coup
ling; itobert Brown, Mlamlsburg, Pa., wheel
fender for carriages; Horace 13. Camp, Cuyahoga
Falls, O., conduit for underground wires; Bust
J Christy, Banduskyj, O., knife; John W. Clark,
Hamilton, O., wagon Jack; Pliny F. Cole, War
ren, Pa., lathe attachment: C. B. Saeilenbach,
Allegheny, airbrake; Francis Devlin, Bradford,
Pa., piston packing; William A. Dunlap, Pitts
burg, clamp; Francis Stephens, Canton, brace
check: James T. Hamburg. Wilklnsburg, de
tector bus. clip; James T. Hamburg, Wilklns
burg. interlocking snitch and signal; Addison
Lefiel, Xenla, O., planter; Adolpb Mentzer,
Hamilton, O., file; Lewis Miller, Akron, U.,
grain shocking attachment for harvesters; Samuel
V. Beynolds, Toledo, metallic fastener for to
bacco; Herman Berge Bchnltze, .Rochester, Pa.,
apparatus lor manufacturing glassware: Frank
K. bouthard, Toledo, vehicle wheel; Michael H.
bteel, Greensbnrg, furnace; William K. Wilcox,
assignee of one-half to J. Gernett, Pittsburg, hob
nail; Walter W. Wlnton. Scranton, Pa., pen;
Peter C. Zimmerman, bhoustown. Pa., gate
hinge; Harry J. McKlnney, Patttm township,
Pa,, churn.
The Wanderings of a Derelict Schooner at
Last Ended.
From the Philadelphia Press.
The wreck of the three-masted schooner
David W. Hunt, which has drifted for more
than a year about the Western Ocean, has been
towed into the Madeira Islands. She has been
sighted more than SO times and her course was
most erratic even more remarkable than that
of the schooner Twenty-one Frlends,which
drited ashore on tbe Orkney Islands after hav
ing been abandoned off Cape Hatteras.
The David W. Hunt was bound here with
lumber from a Southern port and was aban
doned early in November, about 300 miles from
Smlthville, N. O. After this she drifted North
in the Gulf Stream as far as tbe Banks of New
foundland: then taking an easterly course, she
bore away for Europe. When last spoken she
was off Cape Finisterre, Spain.
Soys Ben Hill l HI Fnther, and Wants to
Kill Cleveland.
Albany, November H. A man about 30
years of age, respectably dressed, entered the
Stanwix Hotel last evenlng.registered as "F. B.
Jacobson, Brooklyn," ana engaged a room.
Then be went into the street and smashed his
umbrella against a lamppost. After that he
went to the ofiSce of the Morning Express and
handed In written "charges" against Governor
Hill, whom he declares to be his father. He
was arrested soon after.
At the station bonse the prisoner gave his
occupation as "statesman." He also declared
his intention of killing Grover Cleveland.
Intimately Connected.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
Kentucky's family feuds are giving the Bute
more celebrity than her whisky, between which
and the feudal chiefs there is, possibly, close
Colonel Ambrose Dudley Mann.
NEW Yobk, November 14. Colonel Ambrose
Dudley Mann, died in Paris yesterday. He was
Assistant Secretary of State under President
Pierce, and prior to the war held many diplomatic
positions abroad. In 1881 he was one of the com
missioners sent by Jefferson Davis to Europe to
urge the recognition of the Confederacy. Later
he was Confederate Commissioner In Belgium,
and the bearer ot a letter from Jefferson Davis to
the Pope. He has remained abroad since tbe
downfall of the Confederacy. He was born In
Virginia 84 years ago.
Chief Justice W. N. H. Smith.
Baleiqh, November M. Chief Justice W. N.
H. Smith, of the North Carolina Supreme Court,-'
died to-day at U o'clock.- ,,
Mrs. D. T. Watson Was the Gaest ef Hoaer
at Miss Watson's Reception.
In the reception given by Miss Jane Watson
at her home on Washington street, Allegheny,
yesterday, she was assisted by a bevy of fair
ladies. Tbe guest of honor was Mrs. D. T.Wat
son, nee Walker, and those assisting were Mrs.
Henry Rea, Mrs. Stewart Brown. Mrs. George
Howe, Mrs. Thomas Blair, the Misses Watson,
Misses Holmes, Misses Ricketson, Misses Reed,
Miss Howe, Miss Hazlett, Miss Harding, Miss
Mary McCandless, Miss Beach, of Washington,
and Miss Newport, of St. Paul. The hours were
from 4 until 8, and from 8 until 10 P. If.
The scene presented in the richly decorated
parlors by tho bewitchinEly costumed ladies
would have done credit to fairy land. Elaborate
refreshments were served in the cozy little
dining room, which was a bower of beauty with
American beauties and chrysanthemums nod
ding their heads in every direction.
A large number of guests participated in tbe
hospitality of the popular yonng hostess, and a
charming time was the verdict of all present.
Tbe decorations were in charge of J. R. Sc A.
Murdoch. Tbe lunch was served by Hagen.
Mr. end Mrs. Dlazzy Entertained About 300
of Their Friends.
About 300 ladies 'of the boudoir and knights
of the carpet were received by Mr. and Mrs.
Muzzy at their residence on Sherman avenue
last evening. Society people from Pittsburg,
East End and Allegheny, with a number of
Eastern friends, comprised the company. Mrs.
LaMotte Dewey, of Erie, a lady well known in
Pittsburg, was also a guest. Tbe hostess was
attired in a becoming toilet of lavender silk.
The parlors, library, dining room and hall were
delightful with the perfume of many flowers.
Gernert's Orchestra, from an inner room, sent
forth strains of all the popular music, and a
most tempting supper was served by Luther.
With such pleasant environments an enjoyable
time was Inevitable.
After U o'clock dancing was indulged in by
the younger portion of the guests.
A Lecture bc the Opening Reception of the
Art Society.
An Illustrated lecture on "Color" was deliv
ered by Prof. John A. Brashear at the one hun
dred and fifty-second reception of the Art Soci
ety at the Pittsburg Club Theater last evening.
The reception was the opening one of the sea
son, and withont donbt one of the most suc
cessful and interesting meetings ever held by
the society. Mr. Brashear's lecture was fully
illustrated by experiments and diagrams, and
was intensely interesting. His argument was
to prove that there is actually no such thing as
color. That color exists solely owing to tbe
refraction of waves of light or absorption of
the same. Other very prominent specialists are
booked tolecture before the society this winter,
and altogether the season opens splendidly.
Anniversary of the Temporary Horns for
Destitute Women.
The twenty-second anniversary of the Tem
porary Home for Destitute Women and Chil
dren was observed yesterday by the annual
meeting of the managers of this important and
Interesting institution.
A full attendance of enthusiastic workers
made the meeting one long to be remembered.
The annual report was read by the Secretary,
ana followed by the Treasurers report, both of
which were very satisfactory.
The new matron. Miss Managrie, who has
taken Miss M. A. Smith's place, is giving entire
satisfaction to all the ladies connected with tbe
Home, and it is In a flourishing condition In
every respect.
A Handsome New York Girl Makes Her
Bow to Society.
Mrs. 'Lawrence Dilworth threw open the
doors of her palatial residence on Fifth avenue
last evening to about 100 of her friends. Miss
Mary McDonald, of Philadelphia, assisted Mrs.
DUworth In receiving, also Miss Virginia Orne,
of New York, whose debut in the realm of
pleasure was thus effected. In the toilets of
the ladies, the decorations of tbe house, and
the serving of the snpper, rare, taste and judg
ment were dlsnlaved.
The floral decorations were in charge of
iiiuoit, me reiresnments oi iuinn.
A Pretty Sonthslde Wedding-.
Julius Koch, the Sonthslde druggist, and
Miss Albertine Margaretta Stmnz, daughter of
the late Z. Stmnz, were married last night at
the home of the bride, 721 Carson street, by
Rev. Mr. Lorcb. The newly married couple
left for an extended tour through Florida and
other parts of the South.
Evening Entertainment.
Miss Estelle Groetzlnger at her home on
Washington street, entertained her friends to
the number of 43 last evening. The hours
were from 8 to 1, and daneing was the attrac
tion. Guenther's Orchestra furnished tho
music, and Hagin served the refreshments.
Social Gossip.
A VERY enjoyable entertainment was
listened to in the rooms of the Young Men's
Christian Association of the railroad depart
ment on Twenty-eighth street last evening. The
performers were pupils of the Curry Unl
versity. Musical director, Mr. Simeon BIssell.
The vocal and Instrumental numbers and tbe
various readings were of such a nature as to
reflect great credit upon the performers.
Innumerable Christmas presents were near
a state of completion at 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon when the guests of Mrs. F. K
Eohler, Lake street, took their departure. A.
bewildering maze of dainty materials at 3
o'clock was by deft fingers transformed into
various pretty creations by 6 o'clock. A lovely
little tea was served, and the fancy work party
voted a very pleasant affair.
THE sixth anniversary of the Young Men's
Christian Association of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Department will be celebrated next
Sunday. A programme comprising many in
teresting features has been prepared for the
occasion. Their rooms, on Twenty-eighth
street, is the place designated, and 3-30 o'clock
the hour.
To-day is the twenty-first birthday of Mr.
Frank Q. Bailey, of Third avenue, Homestead.
His parents in honor of the occasion have in
vited a number of his friends to dance the
hours away from 8 v. M. to 2 A. sr. Special
trains will be run to accommodate guests on
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad.
The Young People's Association of the East
Liberty Presbyterian Church will give a social
and entertainment on Friday evening, Novem
ber 15. Tbe exercises will consist of recitations
by Mrs. Coster, and vocal and Instrumental
music by Mrs. Coster, Profs. Bearl, Mayer and
The Bloomfleld Public Library Association
have completed arrangements for an evening
entertainment. It will be given next Tuesday
in tbe rooms of the public library. Music, both
vocal and Instrumental, and an address by Rev,
C. M. Miller will insure a pleasant evening.
ABAZAABand soap-bubble party will be in
progress at St Peter's Episcopal Church to
day between the hours of 4 and 10. The pro
ceeds will be used by the Ministering Chil
dren's League of that church in providing for
a wee baby In Chlnaland.
A musical and literary entertainment will
be given at the new Grand Army Hall, on
Fourth avenue, next Tuesday evening. The
Monongahela Conclave No. 139, L O. U., will
have charge of the afiair.
East End society will turn out en masse
this afternoon at tbe reception given by Mrs.
D. W. C. Bidwell and daughter, Mrs. Harvey
jj. Childs, at the Bidwell residence, on Ells
worth avenue.
The members of tbe Forty-third Street Pres
byterian Church will formally receive their
pastor, Rev. H. H, Stiles, and bride, formerly
Miss Renshaw, on the 22d of this month.
The Lafayette will entertain their friends
Wednesday evening, December 4, at Turner
Hall, Forbes street. Gernert Brothers w 111 fur
nlsh inspiring music from 8 till 2.
Mb. and Mbs. David Boyd, nee Miss
Fabnestock, have issued "at home" cards for
Thursdays in November at their pretty home
on Boulevard place.
THE wedding of Mr. A. Mntzlg and Miss
Maggie Trescher occurred at the residence of
Mrs. V. Marsch, on First avenue, last even
ing. THE Unitarian Church, of this city, will hold
a social meeting to-day at the residence of
Miss Sen-pie, Sewickley. .
It Anuses Him and Harts Nobody.
from the Boston Herald.)
It's a pretty dead sort of a duck that isn't
able to Issue a manifesto.. Even Boulanger can
I still avail himself of that harmless nriylleze.
The Man In the Moon Gets Some Very Good
Pointers from Weather-Mixer Stewart
The Tow, High and Low and Some
Other Terms In a Game of Meteorology
Sunsets and What They Mean A Very
Cold Winter at Hand.
It was an odd figure which stepped Into the
Pittsburg Signal Service offices yesterday, and
surprised Chief Observer Stewart out of his
usual equanimity. An old gentleman with
flowing white locks and a face as brown and
wrinkled as a Normandy pippin; an old gentle
man dressed in a long cloak tricked over with
cabalistic symbols, and looking as though he
had stepped out of some black-letter tome
the living representation of Simon Magus,
His features were drawn, and his blue eyes
Like a candle flame when salt Is sprinkled."
On his feet he wore a great pair of red shoes,
tnrned up at the points, which latter were
fastened to his attenuated shanks with strings
of yellow. Upon his reverend head stood a
mighty pyramidal cap, surmounted by a
weather-cock and adorned with moons of all
kinds crescents, half-moons and every other
kind of lunar variety. In his enormous sleeves
Ah Sin might have concealed himself as well as
his card packs: and his bony fingers clutched a
white wand tipped with a crescent moon In
glistening silver. Altogether he was a very
curious old personage, and scarcely the one
Sergeant Stewart expected to see coming up In
a latter-day elevator, to the eighth story of the
modern Pittsburg building.
"Is this a masquerade in town?" said the Su
perintendent of the Weather to himself; bnt be
bowed very politely to his visitor, and begged
to be informed of bis requirements. Then the
old gentleman made a low bow, and said in a
sweet if somewhat cracked voice (the sort of
voice that Mr. Toole affects in "The Cricket on
the Health"):
"I am a visitor from another world."
The weatber mixer started. "From another
world?" he exclaimed.
"Yes, sir," said the aged visitor; '1 am the
man in the moon."
"The man from the moon," cried Indica
tions, adding to himself: "Tbe man must be a
Almost Like a Mortal.
But this extraordinary visitor did not behave
like a lunatic He quietly removed his huge
cap which, to say the least, must have been
excessively cumbersome and sat himself down
on the nearest chair. "Yes," he went on, "I
am the man in the moon. If you will listen to
me I shall inform you of my purpose in this
The chief observer smiled. This "lunatic"
appeared harmless; work at the moment was
not pressing, and so he sat down also, and pre
pared to give his attention to the visitor from
The old man folded his hands and said: "1
have come hither to find out how you are able
to make those prophecies of yours regarding
the weather, and the heat upon your earth,
circumventing and laying bare the deep-laid
plots of wind and cloud. The whole heavenly
mechanism is upset over the startling accuracy
with which you can prognosticate the move
ments of every component part thereof having
the slightest influence on your, city of Pitts
burg. Why, take last August yon were only
wrong once in the whole month. It was the
second day of the month, I remember, and you
prophesied clear weather. It came on rainy,
however, because the -"
"Because the tow' moved down right on
Ohio Instead of keeping off to the west,"
cried the weather man eagerly.
"Tbe tow?"' said the man in the moon.
"What is the tow V"
Superintendent Stewart smiled. "If I tell
you what a tow' Is." he said, "Pmay as well
tell you everything about our so-called weather
"Suppose yen do f" said the man in the moon,
twiddling bis thumbs and looking expectant.
"Well, in honor of my visitor," said the ob
server, "I shall do so. Pray settle yourself
comfortably in your chair, my good sir. and re
member that it is only to one like you I would
give the information I am about to Impart."
How He Showed Ir.
Here the man of science produced a bundle
of maps, marked all over with strange lines
and circles, and laid them upon the office table.
"You said, I think," he remarked, 'that the
heavens were somewhat agitated over my suc
cess in weather reading."
"The clonds could smother you, and every
wind in the atmosphere conld cut your thro? t,"
said the man from the moon. "You are dis
tinctly unpopular in the upper regions. Sup
pose a jolly young whirlwind has laid a nice
little plot to raise a cyclone in Pittsburg and is
coming sloping along from the sou'west. You
catch sight of him while he is still in Ohio, and
inform Pennsylvania that be Is coming. That
doesn't at all please the winds: and it is much
the same with the clouds."
"You see," said the Sergeant, "our weather
system is a splendidly organized one. We
have stations all over America, and Pittsburg
has long been regarded as one of the most
prominent of these. We begin work at
all these stations at 7 a. h., when we carefully
note the temperature, the barometic pressure,
tbe moisture, the rainfall during the night, the
altitude and nature ot the clouds and the
direction of winds. These we at once dlsnatch
to Washington, whence we get telegraphic ac
counts of the weather at aU other stations. A
certain code we use conveys tbe reports from
each place m five words. We then mark our
Information upon one of these maps, and, com
paring the data received with the re
sults of other days' examinations and
our own observations, we aro able to
gauge pretty accurately our local conditions of
weather. Formerly we were accustomed to
send reports of tbe sunsets; but this is now
given up. There is an old saying that when
the sun Is red, the following day shall be fine.
This is very tme. as I nave found by observa
tion. It Is also true that yellow or greenish
sunsetsa re promising for fine weatber. I do
not suppose, my dear sir, that you ever read
Coleridge: but there is a passage in hi
"Ancient Mariner" which runs: y
" 'Last night the moon had a golden rim.1
"Now this 'golden' rim is still watched for
by us; and whenever we notice the pale, watery
nimbus around your kingdom, we prophesy
wet weather with 48 hours.
High and Low Only.
"We have certain laws regarding the move
ments of storms and showers, culled from our
observations. We find that both storms and
rain rise in the "West, and usually move in a
northeasterly direction. Then we have the
terms "high' and low.' "
"What about Jack and the Game!" slyly
queried the man from the moon.
The' Superintendent looked suspiciously at
his visitor. "You know how to play cards,
then?" he asked.
"Certainly," replied the lunar delegate, a
little uncomf ortably; "I learned betore you were
born.' But go on about high and 'low" What
are they? What do they mean?"
"High " said the Superintendent, "means the
center of highest pressure. Wherever it is
temporarily situated bracing air and great cold
prevail. Tbe present 'high' has been on the
other side of tbe Missouri river for two weeks;
and so they are anything but warm out there
just now. When it comes East we will have to
get our furs out. The 'low' denotes the center
of lowest pressure. In its neighborhood there
are either high winds or heavy rain. 'Low is
very near Pittsburg a: present a great deal
too near, in fact, for onr comfort.
That Is what I meant by 'high'
and 'low.' From tho nearness of 'low,'
and the presence of another "high" In the At
lantic, I imagine that Pitt3burg is in for a week
or two of unsettled weatber. These dotted
lines on the map, are isothermal lines. As you
perceive, they are forever changing their direc
tion. A week ago they embraced the skirts of
Florida; to-day they have left the Southern
States in the cold and find their center in or
aboui Michigan.
"If we had more stations we could do a great
deal better. Ton see there is always a storm
somewhere In North America. I defy
you to examine any of our daily maps,
for the last five years; you will
find a storm marked upon every one of them.
Btorms are constantly springing up, and we
want more stations to keep a sharper lookout
for them. However, I think we are doing
pretty well as it Is."
A Mighty Wintry Season.
"1 should say so," observed the man from the
moon gloomily. "You certainly have reduced
this espionage on the elements to a science.
What now is your Idea of what the conspira
tors up In tbe clouds are going to do for the
world this winter? I know all about it, of
course; but 1 should like to hear you make a
guess." ,
"I never guess," replied the Superintendent.
"If you ask me what my opinion of the coming
winter weather Is. I shall answer you that it
will be the coldest we have had for two sea
sons. I base my calculations on the fact that
the weather, when it has made a big leap from
its normal condition, tends to return to it at
the earliest opportunity. Last winter wasmuch
warmer than usual. Hence, I think that this
year we shall have normal winter tempera
turelots of snow, and cold In plenty. Am I
right f
The man in tbe moon did not answer. He
rose and marched toward the door. Opening
it, a little wratbfully, he bowed once to the
Superintendent and passed out. As he did so,
however a paper dropped from the sleeve ot
his strange gown. The Superintendent sprang
forward and picked it up. It was a copy of
The Dispatch. A wild shriek rent the air, as
the frenzied weather prognosticate? hurried in
puisult.of tbe pseudo man In the moon. The
corridor without was deserted, aad the strange
old man nowhere to be sees. bxnan.
'?w - . -.-"'P.y " . 'ms.4
Beelded Agamst the Deceases'.
New Yobk, November K Th Roman
Catholic authorities have decided that the body
of Miss Theresa Kelly, friend and disciple of
Dr. McQlynn, cannot be burled in her lot in
Calvary Cemetery. The undertaker who had
charge of Miss Kelly's funeral has been ordered
to remove her remains at once from the Cal
vary Cemetery vault, where they were placed
pending Mgr. Preston's decision. Tbe final
burial ot tbe body will take place at Woodlawn
to-morrow afternoon. Miss Kelly died three
weeks ago, and Rev. Father Burtsell officiated
at her funeral. When Mgr. Preston and other
trustees of Calvary Cemetery objected to the
interment of her body there on account of her
connection with the McGlynn movement.
Father Burtsell gave a written certificate that
Miss Kelly was a good Catholic, although, of
the Anti-Poverty Society, and entitled to Chris
tian burial. When tbe undertaker applied to
the trustees of Calvary Cemetery for a burial
permit it was refused, and tbe matter referred
to Mgr. Preston, who announced his adverse
decision to-day.
Ad Unwilling- Visitor to America.
Andreas Kpeppe, 33 years old, got here to-day
on tbe steamship Slavonia, from Hamburg.
He Is a Very unwilling visitor to this country,
and when landed demanded that he should be
returned to his native land right away. His
story Is that he first came to America from
Schneidermuhl, Germany, in 1873, and settled
in Iowa. He returned home fire years later,
and afterward came back to take a position la
St. Louis. He never took out naturalization
papers. In 18S6 his mother died In Schneider
rauhl, and left him JlSiOOOL He went home to
get the money. The Prussian courts, he says,
refused to give it to him, because he had never
served his time in the army and because they
thought he had become an American citizen.
Then thA tOWn ATlthn,t1ao .1itnn.d him T,nV tr
America. The Collector will investigate thej
A New Man la Control.
Rear Admiral Daniel L.Braine to-day as
sumed command of the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
in place of Captain J. N. Miller, relieved. Offi
cers, marines and the navy yard band were out
in their dress uniforms to receive him. Wnen
the Admiral alighted from his carriage at tho
navy yard gate the officers were formed In two
ranks, in the order ot their precedence. Tha
Marine Guard was paraded on tho officers' Hit,
and as the Admiral passed down the line every
rifle was brought to "present arms." Then the
drnms gave two ruffles and the band started
"Hail to the Chief." The Admiral proceeded to
the Lyceum, where the officers were presented
In turn. The instant the Rear Admiral shook
the first hand the old Vermont ran up its flag
and began firing the formal salute of' 13 guns.
Rear Admiral Braine entered the navy from
Texas in 1&8. He was made a vice admiral two
years ago. He has lived for the last few years
in Brooklyn, where he owns a house. In 1S91
he will be retired from active naval duty, as he
will then have passed the age of 62.
Bit OfiT a Back's Head.
John McCormack, a bricklayer, 23 years old,
was hurrying home from his work in, Brooklyn
last evening, when two of his friends tried to
stop him for a minute's conversation. "Don't
bother me, boys," bo said, "I want to get home
for dinner. I am hungry enough to bite off a
duck's head." Someone Immediately offered to
bet a dollar that McCormack could not bite off
a duck's head. McCormack took him up. The
three men caught a duck ma nearby open lot.
McCormack put the duck's head In his mouth,
and forced his teeth clean through the neck.
While he was extricating the head from his
mouth a policeman arrested him. In court to
day McCormack told the story of tha bet, and
was sent up for six months.
Nellie Bly to Break a Record.
The lively writer on the New York World
who signs herself Nellie Bly, sailed for Liver
pool to-day on atrip around the world. She
wants to find out how quick she can do It, and.
If possible, break the all-the-way-around record.
She is scheduled to reach Paris November 23,
Ceylon December 10, Hong Kong December 23,
San Francisco January 22, and New York Jane-try
27 making tha complete circle ia about
75 days.
A New Automatic Mfr.
P. S. Bates, of this city, has Invested an
, electric motor which, he claims, eclipses any-
tning or the kind yet invented. It Is entirely
automatic, and when once started will perform
its work for 100,000 hours without attention.
The electric companies are very much, inter
ested in the Invention, and are anxious for it to
be put on the market.
A Colored Man's Circular CaWac far a
Cfaanse la the Sooth.
WASHtnqton, November It Accompany
'ing the call of the Central Bureau of Relief for
a great convention of colored men and their
friends in this city on the first Monday in Feb
ruary next, is a circular, signed by 18 officers
and executive committeemen .of the bureau;
andirom that circular the fallowing extracts
are taken:
In tarts of this .conn try-especially In the South
ern States the colored eltlxea Is prevented, by
force and fraud, from exercising the rights of an,
American that are guaranteed to him ana other
citizens bT the Constitution and laws of our com
mon country.They are in those States subjected by
systematic lawlessness to personal outrages, by
intimidation, whippings, burnings and lynching!
murdered even fn the court house, while under
tbe careof the court officers; their property wan
tonly destroyed, and they are made powerless to
defend or protect the sanctity of then-famines.
Therefore, this organization has issued this clr-.
cular letter as an earnest appeal to all Just and
humane citizens, without regard to sex. race,
creed, or political faith, to assist their eflort to
remove this foul blot upon American civilization.
"We ask them to denounce It throughout this land,
wltn voice and pen. throngh pulpit and press
and by petitions to state Legislatures, and to the
Congress of the United States, for snch state and
National legislation as will remedy these wrongs ;
and to continue their efforts until this vile remnant
of slavery is exterminated from the land, and the
disgrace of It removed rrom the American nation.
And, finally, we ask the ministers of every
church in this country to offer on Thanksgiving
Day special prayers against these outrages, and to
Invoke divine Influence upon the minds and hearts
of citizens, lawmakers, judge and sute execu
tives as will cause them to seriously resect that a
continuance of these crises against millions of
colored American citizens Is an alarming menace
to the safety of this Uovernment
Two More Iadfaaa PaHtlclas WW Feast at
the Pahllc Crib.
Washxkqtox, November K Mr. W. H.
Welch, of Maryland, Deputy Third Auditor of
the Treasury, to-day tendered his resignation
to take effect on the 1st prox. Mr, A. D. Shaw,
of Indiana, will be appointed to succeed him.
Mr. Shaw Is a leading railroad man la this
State, and helped to organize the Harrison and
Morton Republican League ot railroad em
ployes: Tbe resignation of Judge Hench, of Indiana,
chief of a division in the Controller's office, has
been accepted to take effect on the first, a&d
Mr. Frank Bmagger, of Logansport, IaiL, Is
named as his successor.
Witches have impoverished Farmer George
Moser, of Montour county. His fat horses
have withered to skeletons; his milch cows
have dried up, and every living creature about
tha place seems under some baneful spelt The
neighbors have come to the conclusion that it
is the diabolical persecution of someone in
league with the devil. Buperstition is rife
there, and the credulousness of the people is
unbounded. There are some old hags la the
neighborhood who are placed under the ban.
They have been discovered in their practice of
the black arts. An old witch infests the Im
mediate vicinity who at one time became
offended at the Mosers, and left their barnyard
gate, lifting her gaunt sad ominous forefinger
in threats of a dire visitation. Witches are
much feared in that region, and, la the face of
their belief, fully avoid incurring their dis
pleasure. All the prescriptions of witch doc
tors, near and far, have failed to bring cure to
this farm.
A seven-foot gray eagle assist at Bell's
Landtag, Clearfield county, tha other day.
For a week past a couple of Frankfort young
sters nave done a thriving buslness-by dealing
in rabbit, They buy them of farmers and
carry them to the woods, where they sell them
at fancy rates to luckless hasten. In four
days they sold 25 pairs.
One little Akron boy who was proud of his
latest aeqaieteioa surprised a-is'sa other by say
log: "Fssftiag oatdeorsta shew God ay rubber
boats." .
TbmnH,3M,I aM:a!MsMMr mad a
fBlBKfaa !M-f". -. ?.A2
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New York's elevated roads carried 179
000,000 passengers during the past 13 months. '
A Baltimore man has been convicted of
stealing a lot of gold filled teeth from the mu
seum of the University.
Bedheadville is the name of a flourish
ing settlement in Otsego county. MIchg'A
family of Redheads gave tha place its auburn
appellation. T5ff"
At the Baptist fair In ITllnt. Mich
WhlCh iS SOW OTer lh imrlawlst. hUh Wnrtn'rlT-
2Mforlnn tha new aptfc &Z3l
r ?mf ,httateine" Bowen, HL, woun21
S ZlS. lB urday and captured tM
SLL "fj? JW Tlclon. and measures 7 feetl
A company interested In thepropaga-
tion of toe buffalo has secured a largo tract ofl
feP.HSS' wner8 "ord of bison wiUsooa
Four wolf scalps were taken ('to the
County Clerk at Cartham. m u,rA:
scalp brindnir 18. Wni. vTl .. L."ss
merbn.tailutvldm.ysTxsonr0 "Vsf
A few days ago workmen at Mbrrisvllle
opposite Trenton, N. j ,-,, - nnasmi
- V- - "J'vu, irw fGtXL
-a queer decision by a New Jersey jniS
ticeof too peace is reported. John Wolf puTa
"7" uoor to represent his .aamei
Adog destroyed the sign, and the lustleo holds
WolV . SL .? iSSSLw9i. PresentedbJohng;
W.&gutltvor biting the-man, andfe
-"-- ". ijf -j uamages. ,-
unite remoaeiing a chimney in an old's
homestead In Cherrvfleld. M .... i."
fif0t.j ? InteresW,
.3 V ri ui r "'U8 orown ing or nn-'
H.l'Vt8 was .?utf ta an-areh oftoe calm.'
ney. which certainly had not seen the light for
MC years. It was empty, but smelted ot other,
A duck recently killed near Jamestown,
N. Y., has caused great excitement In that
region. In Its crop was found a piece of gold
quartz. The bird had been feeding on the
borders of Chautauqua lake nearby, and it Is
claimed that an examination ot the locality
revealed many mora specimens of rich gold
bearing quartz.
Miss "Way, an elderly ladv. livinir
I alone at Salem, Conn., cleverly baffled a gang
"uin waoinvaaea nernoass a lew nights
ago. She was writing near a window, when a
---v..... rm MjfLu, uixuugn tne pans ot glass, J
and voices demanded her money. She seized!
the gup, but it was soon taken from her. She
.iicuujow out ine ugncnastenedtotheroom
where her mmflr -v&b Iran? fn ,n Mri --if.a
Carried it tO the cellar, ani? rmlptl-rr u-inlti(fl
throngh a hatchway, hurried across the fiddavfj
,u..a wo ruuuers were vaimy searcmnz, tnos
house for her wealth. ?
In Spain farming is conducted InafverjS
a -m. uiwuu.u,i,(uiA u.iui rcap-p
uik uuojt ani inresnea as in the time of tha
Ciesars;thatis, by tramping about with asses -hitched
to a stone boat The plow Is a crooked j
stick, pointed wltn iron. In tha towns arb'toi
be seen heavy wooden carts drawn by oxen.f
MOSt Of tha carrvino. . trantfr-4n- i. I- ama
by donkeys. Sand, brick, lumber in fact al
most everything that has to ba moved is car
ried on their backs. These animals are used
all through Spain, and for every purpose, in
the same way in which we use them in the al
most impassable canyons oltho Rocky Moun
tains. Captain Charles Johansezr, oi Tacoma,
Is building a small boat in which he proposes to)
sail around tha Horn to London and then re
turn to the States and exhibit the boat at tha
World'sTalr. Tha boat will be 20 feet long,
built of native fir, cedar add oak, and will be a
model of strength for so small a ship. Jobansen
has invented a drag, which will ba tarownouti
in dangerous storms, and it is claimed by this
means tha most terrific hurricane can ba
weathered bythe little craft. She will be pro
visioned for 250 days, and will start about De
cember 1, stopping at Han Francisco. After
rounding Cape Horn she will take the usual
course of sailing vessels for London, whera
Johanscn expects to arrive in April or May.
Five hundred million feet of logs arts
cut In the State of Mains annually. Tha-j
name Pine Tree State was acquired years ago,
but Spruce Tree State Would sow be mora ap
propriate. Although there are millions of
pine yet standing, the palmy days of that tree,''
la a commercial sease. Ioatr sine, danutads
and the spruce, prollao and nardy; is te main-
May of tao lumber trade. Waa-W var M oaaa 1
may do is ower orates, naw juujtaammr tl
ieariromiaeaenuaiuoaor cernpiaaas. TB'
spruce is a proline tree, renewing its
in a few years, thus filling up the sat
by the lumberman's ax, and soon producing at
second growth or aftermath. Man v towsahlna
on the Fenobscot have been lumbered over
twice and some three times, while in Hancock'
county were is more nmoer standing to-day
than there was 30 years ago.
A "Convention of Heavenly -Recruits'
is being held in iDiladelphla. Tho foUowlnz
report of a meeting is contained is a paper of
that city: "The object of the convention Is tha
healing of the sick and curing of diseases, con
version or sinners and to contend for the faith
once delivered to the saints. Evangelist CM.
Ruth, of Indianapolis, was on the platform,
surrounded by a number of preachers and
elders shouting at tbe tops of their voices.
.near toe piauorm wereanumoer oi men ana
women crying and yelling. A strange sighs
was a woman of middle aee prostrate on her
back in one of the aisles; while around tha
chapel were a number of men and women,
clapping their hands and kissing tha new re
cruits. All manner of diseases are guaranteed
to ba cured, provided the person joins tha
army of the saints. Each visitor as be enters
tae ball is accosted by an elder who asks him if
ha is seeking salvation. Oa elder said last
night that he believed there was no salvation
for reporters."
Samuel Chavez, a very bright boy of 15
years; eldest son ox Carplo Chaves, a wealthy
Mexican, residing at Piraje, N, M, was out
with bis father's sheep in the Saa; Mateo
Mountains, and on Baturday the pack' bsxtos
strayed away, and the man la charge of tS
herd went to look for them, Hfe returned
withont them, and Sunday the boy Kartadj
alter me Durroswnue ui man cnaBgeaiiafl, -?,
camp, tiecoannueainesearcnmonaaymarn
lag, and when it commenced snowing tb boy
started for the new camp, but became ex
hausted and bewildered, and was compelled ta
if iinwi When- th. aaarehlnp nartr fotrad
Ki. TXTMAimA9 mnralnp hn waa mnra rtmtiWi
than alive from cold and hunger, having eaten iX
nothing for four days. The boy is now-at hlarij
large Mexican dog, who led him over the best
nith as lone-as tha nor could travel, then lav
close to him until the storm abated some, and"
tnen struca out in seaxcu tu auaaeoae ui xea
CUS the boy. When the dog sighted the taea
be was almost wild with delight, and led the'
direct to the boy.
What Jay Gould wonld raise if ha yraii
In the horticultural Une-water-mlHIenis.-Drs'!
Magazine. , Lr
The vegetarians may say what theyj
please, bat Adam was fond of spare ribs.jjjt
J?rakt't Magazine.
"The party left in a jocund trama mkJ
mind, ' remarked Mr. T angle. MK
"Why I thought they went in a spring wgoa,jl
replied Mrs. T.Jrakt't Magazine. , 3
Not Her Fault. "What an emgM ysjl
are, NeUI"
"I sever know how to take you."
Ofou'venever tried. "Xl.
A Sinecure. "I hear that.Bronsea Js svl
regular soft snap la the Government employ;!
Yet. His position Is all cake-he's a detestfwl
In the mint." l$tm
Then It can't be cake It must bamlnt-sfTj'CM
Heto XoTk Commercial Adxertieer. '-i-mBtt
Not Out "Ho you remember Mt?aw
fully smart boy you used to hare layorosj
"Oh, yes."
"How did he come outi'
"lie has' t come out. Be got 30 years ',
Sing." Iftw York Commercial AdvtrtUtr.-'
Their Favorite Songs. Corporal TaB2H
Out in the Cold World." .
Elliott F. Shepard-"And Every DayinUBl
Sunday. Over There"." ','$&
Susan B. Anthony "Believe Me If AllTaoaal
Endearing Young Charms." SMMM HI U
Chicago "Blow, Ye Winds of the Mornisf jl
mow, mow, mowi" Jafl
The 8ar Trait-'ln the Sweet Bay sad wJUJ
Cornelius Yanderbllt-"l've Fifteen Dollars fil
My Inside Pocket." Life.
"How hapless it, Julia that ring QsvytjatJ
That costly and elegant new solitaire?
And why In the parlor so long did you llsgerj
Last evening? I thought yen aetettes.
Blairi" s?
"Why tait'i what I told tha aerrtdyaMCMZI
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.SfcMJaHvaaabluihedtothe raattof W)
litim IMnnU'alUtniinh,u . . n
aektOMiM ffreat deal-ofi-a
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