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SHE PITTSBURG DISPATGHf TUESDAY, ' 'NOVEMBER' '19, "1889.
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PITTSBrjEG. TUESDAY. NOV. 19. 1SS3.
IT SHOULD SUCCEED.
The call for an inter-State convention of
the coal miners of the districts supplying
the Korthwestern markets gives some color
to the rumor that an effort will be made to
restore the old inter-Stale scale of mining.
It is to be hoped that the movement 'will be
resumed, and that success will attend the
The harmonious action of both miners and
operators for the establishment of wages on
a unifotii basis in all the districts came
nearer to a solution of the wages problem
than any other arrangement yet resorted to.
It stopped the attempt to compete by cutting
down wages to a starvation level, and was
only defeated ty the determination of
operators in the Western districts to adhere
to that oppressive policy. The strikes and
snflering which have resulted in those dis
tricts is the best proof of the value of the
system which was thus, temporarily at least,
It is safe to say that the miners and
operators of the Pittsburg district will work
together for the restoration of the inter
State agreement. May their efforts be at
tended with success.
DEATH OF A LEADER,
The sudden death of Hon. Lewis C. Cas
sidy, of Philadelphia, yesterday, will cause
wide regrets throughout the State, even
among the political opponents of the late
leader. Mr. Cassidy has been a prominent
figure in the Democratic party for many
years; and bis long political career has been
characterized by decided ability and high
qualities. As a member of the Constitu
tional Convention and as the Attorney Gen
eral of Governor Pattison's clean and vigor
ous administration, he made his mark upon
public affairs. This was especially the case
in the South Penn and Beech Creek cases,
where the Attorney General secured a de
cided declaration lrom the courts of the su
premacy of the Constitution over the cor
porations. The State cannot well spare
' men of Attorney General Cassidy's stamp.
DOM PEDBO'S FEICE.
Dom Pedro, who has been Emperor of
Brazil for more than half a century, finding
his usefulness at an end in that country, has
retired very gracefully to Portugal. The
inducements offered to him to bow to the
will of the people look very handsome on
paper. The new Bepublican government
gave bim two millions and a half of dollars
in cash, and an annuity of four hundred and
fifty thousand dollars. At this price Dom
Pedro agreed to depart, and did so quietly.
Almost any man, we fancy, would leave
Brazil on those terms. We would agree to
leave better places than Brazil for far less
money. Some people would demand as
much to lure them to Brazil. Yet, when a
man has been Emperor of a country for fifty
years, we presume it is kind ot hard to give
up crown and native land at once. Dom
Pedro, moreover, has been an exceptionally
decent monarch, and his popularity figured
in the bill.
But it is worth while remembering that
the dollars of Brazil are not the dollars of
the United States. To what extent pre
cisely the money of Brazil is depreciated at
this time we do not know, but in considering
the big figures of the indemnity paid to the
retiring Emperor the difference between a
dollar here and a dollar in South America
is worth reckoning. Still Dom Pedro ought
to feel that he is well paid for abandoning
Brazil. He should also feel grateful, as his
late subjects may be proud, that the usual
bloody characteristics ot revolution in South
America were almost entirely wanting.
INCREASE of furnace capacity.
The increase in capacity of the blast furn
acesreported by the Bulletin of the Iron and
Steel Association's not a new process by any
means. It cbmmenced about twenty years
ago when the use of iron hot blasts raised
the product of furnaces to the then remark
able figure of 500 or GOO tons per week,and has
continued ever since until the fire-brick hot
blasts have multiplied that possible produc
tion two or three times. But the fact that
notwithstanding the large excess of furnace
capacity over production it has increased
by two million tons in the past year, and
that twenty-nine new furnaces are building
on the present rise are important. They
prove that stacks of modern construction
and suited to economical production yield a
fair return on their cost even at the late
close prices; while the capacity that has been
standing idle was made up of antiquated or
badly located establishments.
AN TXLUSTBATION OF VALUE.
The disclosures which are being made of
jobbery in the dock department of the
2Jew York City government has some
very important lessons. In the first
place it shows the danger of placing
any branch of public administration in a
close corporation without the infusion of
new blood and with few checks and bal
ances from the outside. The dock depart
ment is a relic of the Tweed days, established
on the pretext of realizing General McClel
lan's magnificent idea of miles of stone
docks along the river fronts. It did not
realize the docks, but it turns out to have
realized a systematic profit from collusive
.rents of docks to favored individuals and
from grants of privileges through which
the city lost.
It is worth while to notice in this connec-
tion that it is the nearest approach to the
ownership of great commercial functions as
contemplated by State socialism, that this
country has ever known. The advocacy of
that idea with reference to railroads
is that it is the true rem
edy for the abuses of discrimination, favor
itism and the other means by which great
fortunes have been heaped up at the ex
pense of the many. The New York Dock'
Department was the acceptance of exactly
that idea with regard to tbe control of the
docks; and it is instructive to notice that
exactly the same evils, in proportion to the
magnitude of the interest involved,appeared
under Government ownership of the docks,
to a greater degree than was known under
the regime of private ownership under com
petition. Discrimination and favoritism
were rife, and fortunes have been made at
the cost ot the people, under a system which
exactly realizes the Socialist idea.
The lesson is an important one. It dem
onstrates tbe already obvious fact that if
our Government has not sufficient integrity
to prevent abuses which prejudice popular
prosperity in violation of the law, it will
not improve matters any to place the wealth
which causes the failure of our laws, directly
in the hands of the politicians.
THE CONTROL OF THE PARKS.
The speck of disagreement as- to the con
trol of the new parks which appears in our
local reports, raises a very interesting ques
tion. There can be no doubt as to where
the control rests under present arrangements;
but whether the control may not be modified
or altered, is another question.
Mr. Bigelow is entirely correct in saying
that the care and improvement of the parks
rests in his department Under the present
charter and ordinances it could belong no
where else than in the Department of Public
Works; and it is quite possible that every
one will be satisfied to leave the improve
ment and beautifying of that valuable prop
erty in the energetic and hard. working de
partment of which Mr. Bigelow is chief.
Nevertheless, if a majority of Councils
should decide that it is best to follow the
policy of other cities, creating an especial
organization for the improvement of the
parks, it.is not likely that there will be any
serious dispute as to the power of Coun
cils to do so. Indeed it will probably be
necessary for Conncils to take some action
in the matter. The work is so distinct from
that of building sewers, paving streets, or
operating water-works, that Councils will
probably have to create either a new bureau
in the Department of Public Works, or a
It is not probable that either course will
occasion any dispute. Either can be made
to provide for the full and artistic improve
ment of the property, and that is the main
object to be gained.
THE RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.
The old idea about the recurrence of rail
way casualties in groups receives a new
corroboration by the wreck on the New
York Central and the two wrecks on the
Pennsylvania Railroad in this vicinity, all
within thirty-six hours of each other. More
over the recurrence of these casualties
strengthens the opinion that their happen
ing together is not the result of blind
chtcce, but of causes which naturally prod
uce such disasters. In these cases the gen
eral cause is not hard to conjecture. The
railways are overtaxed with traffic; their
tracks are crowded with trains; and their
men, not improbably, are overworked. Snch
a state of things is almost certain to produce
casualties unless the difficult task of in
creasing the precautions is correspondingly
enlarged. It is to be hoped that the warn
ings which have been received will result in
full safe-guards against worse disasters.
ABT AND ARCHITECTURE.
The improvement of municipal architect
ure is certainly a very important subject,
and on which the spread of correct ideas is
mnch to be desired. Anything that will
contribute to the general beautification of
cities and the ornamentation of city houses
would be gladly welcomed. But there is
such an idea as carrying testheticism to an
excessive degree, as is shown by a paper
recently read before an Art Congress held at
Edinburgh, and the agreement of the Korth
British Hail in bewailing the absence of a
power to control "the style of architecture
or the kind of material."
The idea of a superior power, which says
to an intending builder, "If you do not
build your house in the Neo-Benaissance
style, of granite, you shall not build it at
all," strikes tbe mind as giving a rather ex
treme supremacy to the principles of high art
in building. But it is not more so than
the lamentsof the Scottish cotemperary over
the incongmonsness of certain structures
and the surrounding houses. The assertion
of the idea that the style of architecture al
ready established in a street mnst control
the new buildings, leads to a suspicion that
the aesthetic soul would be enraptured by the
New York, Philadelphia, and, to a certain
extent, Pittsburg idea of long blocks of
houses identical in every respect down to
the front door step and the range in the
It will probably have a more satisfactory
effect both for material uses and the pur
poses of art if the popular taste is allowed
to produce some variety even at the risk of
incongmonsness. An esthetic effect that is
not spontaneous will not be likely to amount
We are pained to see that the typograph
ical error has been getting in its fiendish work
on our religions cotemporaries. One clerical
editor tried to say that a prominent clergy
man was the "Barnabas of the Baptists." but
the unregenerate compositor made it the
"Barrabast" while another who intended to
declare that no Protestant Episcopal Bishop
"has any sense ot humor," was horrified to find
that he had accused those prominent gentle
men of being without "any sense ot honor."
Under tbese circumstances the religions edit
ors would be justified in visiting upon the com
positors tbe pains and penalties ot excommun
ication. But the uncomfortable tact remains
that tbe compositors would not care a snap for
Senatob Fabwell is understood to
threaten that if he does not have his own way
abont tbe Illinois patronage be will resign. Ex
Senator Piatt can give the Illinois Senator a
pointer on the exceedingly unprofitable nature
of such bluffs when they are called down.
New Yoek is jnst discovering that Chi
cago's guarantee f and for the World's Fair is
"a big game of bluff,-" bnt has not yet got to
tbe point of putting up the money to call the
The suggestion by a Northern paper that
Stanley's march ranks side by side with Sher
man's, fires tbe Southern beartof the Atlanta
Constitution to fill the bloody chasm by ex
claiming that both were plunderers with the
torch and sword. Another point of resem
blance which onr cotemporary omits to men
tion is that both marches were Inimical to hu
Thibty-eight thousand dollars penalty
will be claimed for bringing glass workers over
here in accordance with tbe argument of the
local labor organization. It is the law; and the
law must be obeyed until there is intelligence
enough to recast it into reasonable shape.
The statement that a judge at the Paris
Exposition tested 80,000 kinds of wine, is cal
culated to bring the Pour Hundred enthusias
tically into line for the New York project.
Ix is rather interesting to find, in a New
York cotemporary, an article from Mrs, Frank
Leslie on the best way for men to "approach"
ladles with whom they are not acquainted when
traveling on the cars. It seems that Mrs.
Leslie is disposed to provide entertainment for
hersalf the next time that she takes a trip
The prediction of "more rain" by the
Signal Service maybe a calculation on the per
verse nature of " the season's weather, or it
may be an illustration of the force of habit.
At all events the weather prophet will be for
given should his prediction go unverified.
We are pleased to hear it stated by one
of the proprietors of the Globe Refinery that it
is still in the business of refining petroleum for
the public, on its own hook.
The intelligence that the warm Irish heart
In this country has promptly come to the relief
of Mrs. Delia 8. Parnell, and discharged her
pecuniary obligations, is good news. It would
have been discreditable had a lady of such
claims on the Irish-Americans been left to
suffer through monetary troubles.
The news that a local ice company is
going into the manufacture of ice, instead of
handling it by the old plan, permits the hope
that the avoidance of shrinkage while the ice is
In transit will produce a proportionate shrink
age in onr ice bills.
With rival Legislatures, rival United
States Senators and rival courts In some coun
ties, Montana is doing its best to beat the record
The statement that the daughter of a
Standard Oil man Is going to marry a German
nobleman is calculated toraiso a protest. If
the Standard extends its field of operations to
the cornering of foreign titles, the price of that
luxury may bo put away beyond the reach of
the ordinary American heiress.
Brazil gives us three-fourths of our cof
fee; but any fear that the supply will be inter
runted Is allayed by the eminently pacific and
business-like way in which Brazil and her mon
arch agree to the revolution.
If the Brazilians found a republic it is to
be hoped that it will not be of the Spanish
American kind, which lapses eo easily into
The suggestion that slowness of the ad
ministration in handing ont the offices is a plot
of Blaine to make the administration of Har
rison unpopular, Is at once an indication of an
acute case ot putting everything on Blaine,
and a deadly stab at the industry of headsman
England is talking about strengthening
the fortification of her harbors on the Pacific
coast The United States will rely on the safe
ty of a policy strictly in accordance with the
name of that ocean.
TeACTIOIT company meetings show good
earnings and increasing business. The cable
motor is a go, both financially and physically.
The presentation of a national bankruptcy
bill to the President by tbe representatives of
commercial bodies throughout tbe country, re
calls the fact that Congress has been too busy
with politics for the last two sessions to provide
for that unquestioned business need ot the
PEOPLE OP PE0MINENCE.
Prince Bismakck: considers Sir Charles
Dilke the greatest English statesman.
D. B. Pubinton, of Morgantown, W.Va.,has
accepted the Presidency of Dennison College,
M. Bastholdi will execute the statue of
Gambetta which is to be erected atLes Jardles,
Ville d'Avray. The statesman's home there
has been made State property, and will be pre
served intact as a memorial.
Mrs. Campbell, wife of the Governor-elect
of Ohio, was exceedingly popular in Washing
ton society when her husband was a Repre
sentative there. She possesses an uncommon
amount of ready tact She was educated at
Vassar College, entering it the very year it was
The President yesterday afternoon gave a
special reception to a number of gentlemen,
representing various business interests of the
country, who requested that he incorporate in
his message to Congress a recommendation for
the enactment of an equitable national bank
The first person to take an apartment in
'The Shoreham," Vice President Morton's
Washington hotel, was ex-Senator William
Pitt Kellogg, of Louisiana. Kellogg and
Morton were both born at Shoreham, Yt,
alter which place the hotel was named. Kel
logg asked for first choice of rooms and got it
The eldest daughter of Sir Julian Paunce
fote. Miss Maud, is about 24. She was born
and educated in Dresden. She was presented
at tbe Court of St James and attracted con
siderable attention on account of her graceful
bearing. She is skilled in sketching and paint
ing, and is a fine equestrienne. She has trav
Henry W. Fbanciscos, one of the Queen's
messengers, is taking a vacation in this coun
try. He has carried dispatches for the English
Foreign Office for more than 80 years. He has
circumnavigated tbe globe six or seven times.
He began his service wben Lord Palmerston
was British Minister of Foreign Affairs. He
has visited India, China, Japan, Australia,
Honolulu and many other remote localities.
His daughter sometimes travels with him, and
has accompanied him to this country.
One of the youngest members of the new
Congress is Henry Stockbridge, Jr., ot Mary
land, who succeeds Representative Raynor.
When Stockbridge was nominated for Con
gress he was in Maine. He carries a pocket
piece one side of which he considers lucky and
the other unlucky. When he received the
dispatch asking him to accept the nomination
he took the coin from his pocket tossed it in
the air and saw the lucky side turn up. He at
once telegraphed an acceptance, and entered
the fight in the conviction that he would win.
He had a hard battle, and beat Raynor by only
a few votes.
A Number of Western Republicans Receive
Washington, November 18. The President
made tbe following appointments to-day:
William M. Kobertson, of Nebraska, to be Reg
ister of the Land Office at Ntllgh, Neb. ; John Q.
A. Braden, of Bonth Dakota, to be Register of the
Land Offlce t Aberdeen, b. Dak.; Clarence E.
Hagar, of Colorado, to be Receiver of .Public
Moneys at Denver, Col.: Charles J. MacLeod, of
Boutn Dakota, to De receiver oi i uuiit diuucjs ui
Aberdeen, 8. Dak.: George V. Ayres, of South
Dakota, to be Receiver of Public Moneys at Rapid
City, S. Dak.
HnrsM Hijiririnr ftf KMLtrlre. Neb., has been
appointed confidential secretary to the Commis
sioner of the General Land Office.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
rBTECTAL TELEGRAM TO THB DISPATCH.1
Fbanklin, November 18. There died in this city
yesterday morning one of the best known pilots
that evernavlgated the Allegheny and Ohio rivers,
Mr. Columbus lirown. It Is said of him that he
knew every rock In these two rivers from the
headwaters of the Allegheny to the Gulf ofMellco,
and there was always a big demand for his services
among lumbermen. Age nad unfitted him for his
calling as a rlverman lor the past few years, and
he had made his home in this city, working at his
trade as a mason. He was CO years old. He was
an odd character, and his peculiar manners and
wayorexpresslng himself had made him known
In svery town from Franklin to Pittsburg. In
the latter place be had many friends, who will
learn of his death with regret His death was
caused by rupture.
Ex-Attorney General Cassidy.
Philadelphia, November IS. Lewis O. Cas
sidy, one of the most prominent members of tbe
Philadelphia Bar, died suddenly at his residence
here this morning. Mr. Casudy was Attorney
General of the State under Governor Pattison's
administration. Mi. Cassidy was bom In New
York State In 1S33. His father was a native of
Ireland and a type founder by trade. Young Cas
sidy wis reared In Philadelphia alio studied law
with Ben am In Harris Brewster. He was an
eminent lawyer and acted as counsel in many Im
portant cases. He also took a prominent part In
politics, and was frequently a delegate to Btate
and national Democratic Conventions. Of late
years he has been counsel lor some of the largest
c orporatlons In Pennsylvania,
Wxst Nbwton. Pa., Nouember 18.-Mr. James
Means, a wealthy Quaker, aged 83 yean, died at
his borne In this place this afternoon. The funer
al will beat 10 o'clock Thursday. Interment in
the Quaker Church, about six miles from this
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Does Writing Flays Pay? A Case In Point
Drilling Real Soldiers for tho Stage
(several QuerlesAuswered Tho New
Does the writing of plays payt A corre
spondent propounds this question which
wonld have been answered in Sunday's paper
had not adverse circumstances prevented it
and tbe answer must be that it depends upon
the play in the first place, on the actors who
are engaged in the production ot the play, and
often npon the fame of the author. If a play
payB its author at all it is apt to pay very well.
The best way to understand bow well a good
play pays is to take the case of such a well
known playwright as Mr. Bronson Howard.
His latest play, "Shenandoah," which has been
verj successful, Is at present paying the author
S1.400 a week in royalties. In a few weeks this
sum will be more than trebled, presuming
that the two road companies, one
starting at Chicago and the other
at San Francisco, meet with
the success the original production has had
at Palmer's Theater, New York. Beside these
sources of income from the single play of
"Shenandoah," Mr. Howard will exact the
same royalty from the English production of
the play, for which a representative of the firm
owning the play will start this week to arrange
in London. When that production Is added to
the American ones Mr. Howard will have an
income from 54,000 to $5,000 from "Shenandoah"
alone. He has a number of other plays which
are paying almost as handsomely. It can be
seen that in this case play writing pays. It is
pleasant to think that this fortunate author Is
an American writing American plays for Amer
Talking of "Shenandoah," I am told that
dnring the rehearsals of that play the gentle
man who was cast to play Captain Thornton,
the Confederate officer, In going through a
scene In which he is placed under arrest by
two Union soldiers, took occasion to say to tbe
men, who he supposed to be ordinary everyday
"supers," that they were to take hold of him so
and so, and "now," he said, ;'be sure when the
order of march is given to put forward your
right foot" The men-made no reply, but a day
or so later tbe actor's breath fell two feet wben
he was informed that the men who figured with
him in the arrest scene ,were United States
regulars, 20 of whom, from the Brooklyn
Navy Yards, appear nightly In "Shenandoah.''
He was not any worse off than the stage, man
ager, who at the first rehearsal gave the regu
lars a command to run, and was surprised to
see them run oh! the stage into a scene room
where they kept jostling each other in tbe
corner, in an apparent vain effort to go
through tbe walL "Command them to halt" a
sergeant suggested. "Halt," called the stage
manager, and the soldiers ceased their
scrambling. The laugh of course was on the
While theatrical matters are on tap, as It
were, another correspondent's query, to which
an answer Is overdue, may be disposed of. Sol
Smith Russell is married. His wife is a daugh
ter of Oliver Optic -This is his second mar
riage, Mr. Russell's first wife having been
Louise Berger, of the well-known Berger fam
ily, who died six or seven years ago.
It is one of Mr. Russell's advantages in his
race for fame that his domestic life has been
free from those volcanic disturbances which
are not unusual in actors' families. Probably
there is not an actor In the whole profession
who has such desirable friends in every city
as Mr. Russell has.
One can very well see by a single glance at the
audience in any of our theaters that a very
vicious style of bonnet is being very generally
worn by adorable woman. It is a structure
which comes to a point almost at the top, and
is faced witn a bird's wing, or enough feathers
to make a wing. I counted ten of these abom
inable obstructions scattered over two or three
rows at the Bijou last night
I should like to hear a wearer of one of these
bonnets defend its use at the theater. Tho
pleasure is not likely to be forthcoming.
HELPING TEH CAUSE.
A Number Volunteer to Slake the Tea Party
A number of ladies and gentlemen have
kindly volunteered their services to assist in
making a success of the concert to be given in
connection with the tea party at Lafayette
Hall to-morrow evening for the benefit of St
The programme prepared is: Overture Brill
iant Gernert Orchestra; trio, "As Fades the
Evening Hour," Miss Grace Miller, Miss Rosa
Weber and Miss C. Scbmertz: recitation, "Sent
Back by tbe Angels," Miss Alice A. McCul
longb; soprano solo, selected. Miss Rosa Weber;
tenor solo, "How Shall I Sing to My Fair One,"
Mr. H. B. Brockett; soprano solo, "Dear
Heart," Miss Grace Miller: recitation, "King
Robert of Sicily" Miss Lillian Burkhardt;
violin solo, "Old Folks at Home," Mr. John
Gernert; baritone solo, "Non E Ver," Mr. Law
rence A-Ricketts; contralto solo. "With All
Her Faults I Love Her Still." Miss Mollio
Levy; grand finale, Gernert Orchestra; accom
panists, Miss Sadie Totten and Mr. Charles
Remembered the Pastor.
The ladies of the Welsh Chatham Street Bap
tist Church took possession of the parsonage
last Thursday afternoon, and presented the
pastor and his wife. Rev. and Mrs. D. R. Davtes,
with an elegant armchair and an elaborate
dinner service of 120 pieces. Speeches were
made by the ladles in which the warmest re
gards were expresed to and for their pastor
and his amiable wife. In return Mr. Davies
thanked them for their handsome testimonials
of regard, and hoped that nothing would occnr
in the future to mar the happy relations exist
ing between pastor and people. A delicious
repast prepared by the visitors in advance, was
served, and all went merry as a marriage bell.
Chicago will have the World's Fair of 1892,
at least so the Young Men's Literary Society ot
St Augustine Cathedral Church decided last
night after a debate on the question as to the
relative merits of that city as against New
York. Chicago's side was upheld by F. H.
Lohl and A. W. Lelbler, and New York's by D.
A. Behen and L. P. Blanchard. The discus
sion lasted for an hour, and was rather warm,
but finally was voted in favor of the Western
The Press Club Lecture.
The tickets for Herbert Ward's great lecture
on "The Cannibals of the Congo," will be put
on sale this morning at Klebers' music store
on Wood street Mr. Ward, who but recently
parted with Stanley in Africa, is said to furnish
a most graphic description of his strange ex
perience in "The Bark Continent" He has a
magnificent collection of African curiosities.
The lecture will be the first of the Press Club
series of entertainments.
AN entertainment introducing Mother Goose
and her temperance family and a representa
tion of the district school of iO years ago, will
take place at tbe Soho School Hall next Thurs
day evening. The proceeds to be devoted to
the Central Presbyterian Church Sunday
A beception and entertainment of Bir
mingham Lodge No. 1,419, Knights and Ladies
of Honor, will be' held in Odd Fellows Hall,
Southslde, next Friday. Mr. E. F. Goodman,
Grand Secretary of the order, will be the
speaker of the evening.
The marriage of Miss Belle Reed, of this
city, and Mr. Charles C. Bye, of Wilmington,
Delaware," will take place in Arch Street Pres
byterian Church this evening.
Mrs. M. W. Watson, of Lincoln avenue, Al
legheny, left last evening for New xorktobV
absent two weeks.
MissFbancis Ceotjch and Mr. Howard
Parker will be united in Calvary Church at
The great charity concert this evening.
A NOTED AGNOSTIC CONYEErED.
Ivnn Panln, the Llleratenr, Renounces In.
fidelity stud Is Baptized.
Minneapolis, November 18. Ivan Panin,
the Russian literateur, was baptized in the
Central Baptist Church last evening. Previous
to his renunciation of infidelity, for years Panln
has been gradually seeing the truth, as he ex
pressed It and nis confusion has been so great
as to lead bim 'o contemplated suicide. All
bis life, up to tbe time of his graduation at
Harvard, in 1SS1, Panln was an Infidel. He
came to Minneapolis a year ago to deliver a
fen lectures. Since becoming a Christian, the
Russian baa renounced lecturing on worldly
topics, and will henceforth stick to the pulpit.
fn hi address he said that three rears arm
when struggling with his conscience and with I
tnougnts OI suiciue cuiuuuiuy iu- iu mina, ne
went to a world-famous preacher for relief. In
stead of receiving bread the minister gave a
stone, arguing with him upon tbe subject of
suicide. Aitnongn no name was menuonea ne
is thought to reierxotneAev. rumps jsroosg.
AT THE THEATERS,
Success Kojanka Other
It Is decidedly lucky to find the four-leafed
"Clover" at the Bijou theater this week. The
comic opera by Franz Von Supps which Col
onel McCaull's companyplayedfortbe first time
in Pittsburg last night is endowed with more
than the average amount of really refreshing
'music; not ambitions music, but pretty little
songs, duets and a chorus or two. The libretto
is not worth talking about at all and tbe plot is
of tbe very thinnest,texture and as small as the
law of comic opera allows. It is possible to
give the whole story in two or three lines. Ru
dolf, the hero of the play, on the eve of his
wedding day is given by his bride to be a year's
leave to make a tour of the world, with a view
to trying his love. He accepts the vacation.
and in succession dissipates in Paris, fights in
Sweden and masquerades in Venice, tin sev
eral disguises his ladv love watches over him
always, and is rewarded after many trials by
her lover's fidelity. The story allows no less
than four changes of locality in tbe scenery.
and tbe opportunity for change is well used by
aiue uoctreuy in toe costumes, xao sceDery
is pretty and tbe dresses of tbe chorus are wen
chosen in most instances.
But tbe real strength of this production of
"Clover" lies rather in the cast than anywhere
else. The graceful Marion Manolo, brings her
voice oi even power and sweet expression, ana
her familiar charms of person to the role of tbe
heroine Stella. DeWolf Hopper is the princi
pal comedian, and as a matter ot course w4
"find the buoyant and pert Annie Myers close
beside him. The idea of Hopper's immense
length in comio opera without Miss Myers
Slump comeliness as an annotation thereupon
rings dismay with it Hopper's humor is more
elephantine than ever; he dances all over the
stage with his old-time vim, and sings a topical
song, "Things 'Twere Better Not to Dwell On,"
with extravagant fun. His part is a bad one,
a servant who has no thought of anything
above bis stomach but by dint of extraordi
nary worn ne manages to Keep tne auaience
laughing madly at him all the while he is on
the stage. His duets with Annie Myers are
tbe most comic things in this rather serious
opera. Indeed, for a comic opera "Clover" has
a vast deal of doletnl sentiment in it The
tenor is kept wailing almost all the time, and
Marion Manola's delightful voice is too often at
tuned to a minor key, Eugene Oudio,tbe tenor,
has a handsome face and a welcome manliness
not often tbe perquisite of a tenor, but bis voice
seems rather torn and weakened vy rough
usage. He sang "In My Dreams" with great
spirit and good taste, and another song, with a
similar name.the refrain of which is heard often
in theopera. was beauttf ally rendered by Marlon
Manola. In point of effectiveness the solemn
finale at the end of tbe second act is the best
choral work of the piece, and the chorus, which
is deficient in its feminine voices, also achieved
a triumph in this number. The chorus is well
trained and its only defect is in the sopranos.
The clever sketch of a bombastic Spaniard and
bis sister in the last act wherein is a
captivating Castanet dance, showed the
agility and humor of De Angelis and the mas
tery of the graceful in the dance for which
Mile Cottrelly is famous. Tbe last act is also
noteworthy of the prettiest music in the piece.
Marion Manola's song of the gondola, and a
ridicnlons burlesque serenade by Hopper with
an immense horn and M. Oudin. Taking tbe
opera as a whole it is certainly well
worth seeing, though it may not be the best we
have seen here since, as Hopper says in his
song, "thousands of years ago, wben they be
gan the building of the postomce here."
Grand Opera House. x
"Kajanka," which is billed as a "great Paris
ian spectacle," opened last night at the Grand.
The play is of a "Black Crook" variety, and the
little plot It contains is taken from Ansley's
ingenious novel, "Tbe Fallen Idol," where a
malicious imp, Sar nello, the son of Beelzebub
destroys the idols of two contending sects of
Buddhists and raises merry hob generally until
he and his mother are finally routed by the
good fairy, Eleetra. The scenery carried by
this company Is very pretty and in some in
stances gorgeous, and the rapid changes made
without dropping tbe curtain was a welcome
relief from the wearisome waits which gener
ally characterize a performance of this
nature. The chorus, while not
quite so large as advertised, is
composed generally nt young and, in some in
stances, pretty women, and their costumes are
handsome and effective. The features of the
evening were the papillon dancers. Misses Rose
and Alice Batchelor, Nellie Sennett and-Editn
Macblin, and the six Donazettes, acrobats. The
former are very clever dancers, and the latter
did some remarkable tumbling. Edith Craske,
in her transformation dances, won consider
able deserved applause. William Ruge, who
took the role of Zarnello, the Imp, is a wonder
ful contortionist and George D. Melville made
a very fair clown.. The other roles were filled
about as well as they usually are in shows of
this character, and a packed house appeared
very well satisfied with the performance as a
Among the thousands of patrons of this
popular house there is a majority of lovers of
melodrama, and this week they have a feast
George O. Morris "A Legal Wrong" is tbe bill,
and it is a melodrama pure and simple. The
company supporting Mr. Morris is well
balanced and fully equal to its task. While
some are particularly brilliant all work hard
to make the play go, and It does go. Perhaps
there is nothing that makes it a go more than
the scenery and mechanical effects, all carried
by the company. Next to Mr. Morris in the
role of tbe persecuted hero, Clarence Gray,
James F. Green as Murty UcNally, with songs
and dances, is most worthy of mention. There
is no doubt that tbe audiences the entire week
will be like those of yesterday, which complete
ly tilled every inch of standing room in the
Harry Williams' Academy.
Lilly Clay's Gaiety Company is another of
those standard attractions which Manager
Williams secures to fill his theater and which
always succeeds in doing so. Long before the
curtain rose last evening the house was
packed. The programme presented is divided
into two parts; "Beauty in Dreamland" and
"The Devil's Frolic," dnring which a number
of bright specialties are introduced, among
them being Lilly Clay's Metropolitian Quar
tet in songs, dances, etc., Miss Laura Ashby,
Mile DeGranville, the iron-jawed lady, May
Clark and ten assistants in graceful posturing,
Keating and Flynn, the well-known knock
abouts, and a well-drilled Amazonian band in
a series of perolexing evolutions. The bur
lesque is in good hands, Alice Townsend lead
ing in it assisted by a number of pretty girls
with gorgeous costumes.
AN APPETIZING SANDWICH.
A Dainty Tidbit That Has Made a New York
From the New York Bun.
A famous institution of the Union Club at
Fifth avenue and Twenty-first street is what
the epicuresof the club have proudly christened
"the Union Club sandwich." It differs essen
tially from any other sandwich made in the
tows, and is a particular hobby of the club
chef and of club men who like a good thing
after the theater or just before their final
nightcap. Heretofore tbe composition of this
sandwich has been a mystery to the outside
The club chef toasts well two Slices of Gra
ham bread cut thin, and between them places
a layer of chicken or turkey and ham, and
serves the sandwich warm. An outsider who
tasted one of the sandwiches for the first time
on Saturday night pronounced the combination
"delicious." That is just what everybody else
says to whom tbe sandw,lch is .served as a nov
elty. A H0N0GENARIAN 0EAT0E.
Rev. Mr. Wakefield Still a Good Preacher,
Though 92 Years Old.
(SPECIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Greenville, November 18. Rev. Samuel
Wakefield, who is 92 years old. preached yes
terday morning In the Presbyterian Church, of.
this place. The church was crowded, but even
those in tbe rear pews of tbe large auditorium
could plainly hear every word he said.
He preached without notes and with a vigor
and learning that would have done credit to a
man in the prime of life.
A Slight mistake Corrected.
From the Detroit Free Press. i
It was charged that a Brooklyn alderman was
an escaped State prison bird, but the paper
making it has been compelled to apologize. As
a matter of fact he served out both his terms,
which Is different you know. He feels that his
record is pure and spotless.
Tbe Champion 'Globe-Trotter.
From the Boston Herald.
Nellie Bly promises to prove that truth Is
stranger than fiction. She is going to pat a
girdle round the earth in less time thanPhfneas
Fogg did. All the same, William Shakespeare's
Puck, who dld.it in 40 minutes, is probably des
tined to bold the championship.
Hasn't Had the Practice.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Tbe debates In the recent W. C. X. U". Con
vention indicate that lovely woman can nail a
campaign lie with flulte as much asperity as her
trousered companion. ;.. , aj j,
ALONG TBE YUKON-
One of tbe Government Exploring Party
Describes Alaska Toe Natives and Their
recnllnr easterns Tho Bettlers Poor,
but Brave and Generous Game aad Fish
St. Louis, November 18. The first news in
months, and the last for at least a year, from
the Government expedition for the survey of
Alaska, reached this city yesterday, it came.
in a letter to Mr. Patrick McGrath, father of
Mr. John E. McGratb, one of the chiefs of tbe
exploring party. As the expedition was organ
ized by the United States Government in order
that a reliable survey of its most northern ter
ritory, and especially its unexplored parts,
might be obtained, information of the welfare
and work of tho party is of national Interest
That part of the expedition whichMr. McGrath
commands has now navigated the Yukon river
farther than any steamer ever went before, and
will, during the winter, travel through an un
explored land. The Turner party has already
pierced into an unexplored part of the country.
Mr. McGrath's letter was written as his ionr-
ney progressed after leaving St Michael's.
We have been steaming np Yukon for 11 days
anu are now zuu mnes oeyona mat point on tne
river which is half way between St. Michael's
and where I exnect to go. We are making on
an average of five miles per hpur, and expect
to fall behind, even at this rate. This is a great
river, near us montn it is almost miles
wide, taking in the various channels through
which it reaches the sea. It mnch resembles
the Mississippi. Our boat Is small, and we are
comDelled to stOD frequently for wood, much
of which we are compelled to cut Another
canse, retarding progress, is the muddy water
wnicn necessitates irequenc cleaning oi tne
Poverty and Filth Everywhere.
When we left St Michael's we were given a
flattering farewell, with flags flying and can
non booming. Every 15 or 20 miles we come
upon an Indian settlement More desolate
hovels you cannot find anywhere. The sexes
of the natives are distinguished in their dress
only by the length of their fur coats. The
women wear their coats long behind, and the
men's are cut off equal length all around,
When you get close to them the women have
another distinguishing feature they have
three straight lines tattooed on their chins. A
man Can take as many wives as he can support
and each one has to work as hard as possible.
Further up tbe river the state of affairs is
different There a woman may have two or
three husbands. The furniture in the native
hut is very sparse, a few birch bark baskets,
some spoons of ivory, wooden dishes, arrows,
spears, maybe a gun, straw mat and furs.
Everything smells worse than a soap factory.
The people are literally covered with vermin.
They are miserably poor. They get very little
for the game and fish they have to sell. Both
are so plentiful that we have tired of ducks,
geese and salmon. As I am working there are
some mountains in sight They remind me of
the first range of the Rockies in Colorado. In
the woods there are lots of wild roses, and the
hillsides are as green as any lawn in spring;
Lots of Frost In Summer.
It is difficult to believe that this i3 an Arctic
land, when you observe the luxuriant forests,
the growing grass, the .flowers and mark how
warm the days are. But dig down ten inches
anywhere and you will find the ground frozen
hard. At Mulato, they have dug 25 feet to get
water and the ground was frozen all the way
down. In spite of this the weather is so warm
that every man is going around in his shirt
sleeves. Mosquitoes are plentiful and
ferocious. We reached Fort Yukon on July 2,
and our parties separated. Turner and his
party went up the Porcupine river, and I am
making my way slowly up to tbe boundary.
Turner is the first man to take a steamer up the
Porcupine. The river is a regular mountain
ous stream, rising with every rain and falls
afterward. Turner struck it at a low stage and
progressed but 40 miles. Fort Yukon is nut a
name now. There is not a stick of one of Its
Moose are plentiful and cheap, but people eat
anything they can get up here, which will not
poison them. Tbe miners are miserably poor.
Tbe storekeeper at Forty-Mile Creek, had
$15,000 worth of bad debts In bis books this
spring and still, I am told, tbe man who comes
into his store without a dollar, gets as good
treatment as the one who has the cash to pay
for what he gets. He gets his money if the
miners can make it, and if they don't; he loses
Poor bnt Generous Frontiersmen.
These frontiersmen stand together and help
each other through thick and thin. Last year
a solitary miner was killed by an Indian over
at Koejubuk river. He was the first one ever
touched. A big band of miners traveled nearly
1000 miles and hanged the Indian murderer,
losing a whole season's work by their trip.
This letter was mailed August 19,1889. A
second letter bearing date of August 21, 1889,
among other things, says:
"We are four or five miles outside tbe United
States line, and are now squattinjr on Her
British Majesty's possessions, but I do not
think there will be any complaint of the tres
pass. The times have been dreadfully bard
with the miners this year and'a great many ot
them have lost heart It has rained nearly the
whole spring and summer in this vicinity, and
in consequence the mountain streams have be
come torrents, washing out water wheels,
sluices, sluice boxes, etc and preventing the
miners from doing anything. Wages are high,
$80, wben you work,but they work bo little thoy
would prefer SoO per month and grub. I don't
expect to gt any more letters out this year,
nor in the spring. I have no dogs, and, there
fore, no" way to send them."
BEN WILL CONSIDER IT.
The Advocates of a Bankruptcy Bill Walt
Upon tbe President.
Washinqton. November 18. President
Harrison was visited to-day by a committee it
the National Convention of Commercial
Bodies, beaded by Colonel James O. Broad-
head, of Missouri, as cnairman, ana accom
panied by Colonel Jay L. Torrey, the author of
the Torrey bankrupt bill. The committee laid
before the President a copy of the proceedings
ot the convention, embodying the bill, and
urged him totrecommecd in his message to
Congress the enactment by that body of a
uniform, equitable bankrupt law in the form
Addresses were delivered by Colonel Broad
head, John M. Bartlett, ef Minneapolis; Hon.
Louis Bush, President New Orleans Board of
Trade; Judge John H, Doyle, ot Toledo, O.j
the President of the Board of Trade, Jersey
City; William J. McManigal, of Orbiston O.;
Edward C. Rogers, of Springfield, Mass:.
President of tne American Paper Manu
facturers' Association of the United States,
and Hon. William G. Whipple, Mayor of Lit
tle Rock, Ark. There were present in addi
tion Justus Goebel, of Cincinnati, and Walter
P. Warren, of Xroy. N. r.
The addreises were followed by a general
discussion, in the course of which the Presi
dent said he had always, thought that there
ought to be permanent legislation upon tbe
subject of bankruptcy, instead of a temporary
law to simply relieve certain unfortunates
who bad been affected by a panic He prom
ised the committee that be wonld consider tbe
question of recommending legislation upon
that subject to Congress in his message.
Something Thoy Should Think oC
From, the Lonisvllle Courler-JournaLl
Do those United States Senators who are
holding their places through a gerrymander
ever reflect that no gerrymander will be recog
nized by st Peter?
Merely a Business Transaction.
From the St Louis Globe-Democrat j
Tbe only question as to the Ohio Benatorshlp
seems to be whether it will be disposed of at
public auction or at private sale.
THE OLD SONGS.
Over and over again.
In every time and tongue.
In every style and strain
Have tbe world's old songs been sung;
Since the sigh from the soul was stirred,
Since tbe heart of a man was broken,
Have the notes 'of despair been heard
And tbe rhythm or pain been spoken.
The song that you sing to-day,
Sweet on the printed pages, '
Was sung In tbe far away,
In the youth of the worn-out ages;
The cbarm of your love-born tune,
Tbe gems that your Unea uncover.
Were set In some savage tune
By tbe heart of some pagan lover.
The fancies that fill your rhymes,
The visions that haunt your lays,
Are tbe specters of olden times
Ana the ghosts ot forgotten days;
Ye players on notes of woe,
Te dreamers of love and sorrow,
They sang In the years ago
2he songs yon will sing to-morrow.
But what If the rhymes are new,
" And what if the thoughts are old,
If the touch of tbe chord be true
And tbe flight of the singer bold!
Let them eome to ns still again.
To-morrow hd yet hereafter, '
'Fresh as a morning's rata. J, " - .
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&$? , -8. Breenttooa Defrost' Fr?.
PICHKGS 15 GOTIAM.
Henr Geerge Beaewiceel.
txsw -roar BtrsxAV spioals-j .
NEW Yobk, November 18. Tbe Newark Sin
gle Tax Club, organized by Henry George and
Hugh O, Pentecost ceased to exist last Satur
day. Pentecost resigned from tbe club at tbe
time of his trouble with George. Last week
the remaining members heard that George was
speculating- in Long Island land. That was a
settler. Tne club broke up after resolving that
"Henry George was a political mountebank."
It is rumored that the New York Single Tax
Club will shortly wind up its affairs with a
A Baptist Chared Tern Open.
Tbe First Baptist Church of Babylon, L. L, is
torn by several scandals, and a law suit to
which every member is a party. Last July
George B. Burr, clerk of the society, was de
posed andvexeommunlcated for immorality,
and Jonathan Travis was elected in his stead.
A little while agoTravU got tangled npina
discreditable affair with young Hattie Thorpe,
a Babylon Baptist candy girl, and was event
ually caught holding her in his lap, by the
minister, the Rev- Claude Rabotean. Travis
and the candy girl resigned from the church
before tho members got a chance to expel
them. Two weeks ago the Rev. Rabotean ter
minated his pastorship because several of his
flock refused to take his advice and "be good."
Now ex-clerk Burr has sued the whole, church
for big civil damages, because, as he claims, he
was expelled and his reputation injured with
out being given a chance to defend himself.
A SerloHs Campaign Lit Nailed.
A hot fight between an iceman and a reporter
for a seat In Congress will soon break loose in
the Sixth Congressional district Tammany, at
its convention, next Friday, will nominate
the iceman, Charles H. Turner. A day or two
later the County Democracy wilt indorse the re
porter, Thomas J. Murray. Campaign lies are
already being told and nailed. The iceman's
friends have just publishen a card denying that
he ever belonged to the Salvation Army.
Wants 825,000 From a Widow.
Mrs. Mary C. Keller, a sweet-faced little
woman of 25 years, related in the Superior
Court to-day how Mrs. Sarah Jane Baskett, a
rich, dashing and elderly widow, had alienated
the affections of her husband, William C. Kel
ler, a well-known real estate agent According
to the story of Mrs. Keller she and her husband
lived happily together until 1888, when Justice
Duffy introduced the widow. The widow had
considerable property, and engaged Keller as
her business agent The widow called frequently
at the house! or Mr. Keller, and, under the pre
tense of business engagements, they made visits
to Long Branch, Coney Island and other resorts,
while the wife remained neglected at home.
Tbe result was a series of family rows, which
drove Mr. Keller to drink and bankruptcy, and
eventually to flight with some ot tbe Emigrant
Savings Bank money. Mrs. Keller thinks that
altogether she has been injured 150,060 worth.
Mrs. H&skett denies everything.
Inscription osrH cClellan's Monument.
The McClellan monument which has jnst been
completed in Rivenriew Cemetery, at Trenton,
bears the following inscription: "George Srln
ton McClellan; Born in Pennsylvania, December
6, 1828; Died in New Jersey, October 29, 1885.
Organizer and Commander of the Army of the
Potomac, and Commanding General of the
Armies of tbe United States: Governor of New
Jersey, 1878-1861. Erected as a Tribute ot Re
spect and Affection by Personal Friends."
Found Fast Asleep an a tksop.
Miss Bella Collls, of 967 Broad street, New
ark, arose from her bed some time during Sat
urday night and early yesterday morning a
milkman found her sitting on a stoop at 19
Beach street sound asleep. She was in her
night dress and was nearly chilled to death.
The milkman awoke her and took her home in
his wagon. She was greatly prostrated by the
exposure, and was hysterical for hours.
AID FOR PAKNELL'S M0T1KE.
GenersBS ContrAmlons Fearles; ta to Heh
Her Save per Heat.
New Yobs', November 18. On hut Sfttarday
morning a dmpatch was seat froa Sordeatawn,
N. J., telling of the sad coaditloa to which pov
erty had reduced Mrs, Delia Sewrt Parnell.
The dispatch stated that her bouse, "Old Iron
sides," was mortgaged for 18,06, aad that unless
the sum of 3668 was raised at once the mortgage
would be foreclosed, and the mother of Charles
Stewart Parnell would be wlthonf a roof over
her head. Before the sun went down that
night the telegraph had brought her enough
money to pay the interest and taxes, and still
the money continued to flow In from all parts
ottbaJJnited States. It looks now as though
Mrs. Parnell had seen her darkest days, and tbe
wolf is no longer at the threshold of "Old Iron
sides." It is probable from, the aid already
offered that the illustrious Irish leader's
mother will not only be secure from further
want and destitution, but that the turn, of the
entire mortgage on the place will be raisea.
Mrs. Parnell's warm heart is filled with grati
tude toward her generous friends.
Overseer James Slevln, the Irish patriot
who served a term with Charles Stewart Par
nell in the Kilmainham Jail, said to-day: 'a ten
you the hardship through which Mrs. Parnell
has passed has not half been told. Why, do you
know, sir, if the truth must be told, the lady
has not only not a dollar to her hame, but sirr
her underclothing is positively Inadequate to
protect her from tbe cold. There was a report
that I should be able to raise enough on the
farm to keep the bonse. The fact is, I have
sold all the tools there were on the place, and
have nothing to work with. The report that
the land is valuable, too, is -false. The reason
there can be nothing raised on the place is that
there has not been one bushel of fertiliser put
on the land for over ayear. Now. as to the
coal. Last year we got our coal by tbe half
ton from William Flynn. of Bordentown. He
took the price out in wood, which I cnt and.
sold by tbe cord, and, sir, I just sent tho last
load for last winter's coil last week."
"Does Mrs. Parnell owe any money la Bor
dentown for groceries?" was asked.
"She does not," he replied, "and more than
that she could not if she wanted to. for not one
of the storekeepers, except Mr. Flynn, would
trust her for 1 ceat's worth of goods."
ALMOST EEADI TO HiT.
A Chariot Which Is to Ascend the HemveM
Now Nearteg Ceeapletles.
Buffalo, November 18. A call was made
to-day by a reporter at the workshop of
Adolphus Mitchell, at No. 332 Clinton street to
see now work on the Campbell flying machine
was progressing. The machine is all fin
ished now, with the exception of fitting
on the wings, and that is tbe work of
dui a lew minutes, xne nun or Douyismaae
of second-growth hickory and wire and is
furnished with an ingenious system ot pro
pellers and steering gear, operated by pulleys
and worked by a system ot cranks. The
balloon Is not finished yet but It is being made
as rapidly as possible somewhere in the East
If the weather wjll permit a trial will be
made In the coarse of a month or so. Tho
Prof essor's Intentions are to go to Niagara
Falls, and, when all is in readiness, to take a
trip, flying over the cataract It Is possible
that a trial will not be made before next
spring, as even the confident aeronaut thinks
it would be too dangerous to make an ascen
sion in bad weather.
A Fayette Centenarian Dead.
rSFZCIAI. TXLXOBAU TO TICS DISPATCH.1
Uniontown, November 18. Mrs. Charity
Kennedy, who passed her 100th birthday last
August was buried al Hopwood yesterday, her
death resulting from extreme old age.
A mo bear has been creating a good deal of
excitement in the vicinity of Bridgeport, Har
rison county, W. Va. A bull dog belonging to
Mr. McCann attacked bruin, but was killed in
ACalhous county, W. Va school com-
itAtn.A- . a n 11i4 flimnV fn ParVftlt.
burg, Thursday and Friday, and was arrested
An eagle measuring 7& feet from tip to tip
otits wings was shot by Walter Eib near
Clarksburg, W. Va, last week.
AXARQKdeer created seme excitement at
Hillsboro, Pocahontas county, W. Va., last
Thursday by racing through the streets.
An Eastern Ohio man has been married
three liases. Each time titers was opposition,
and he had to elope with the girt
A PLTJcarr Franklin comsty widow took an
ax aa attacked and kttea a beer that was
trytag s steel e of her ytsjs.
A'iem oawty fceaissWhsd ahree4f
M ass ksst weett. ,.TMsss4
a i hi i sips
A street sign at Asherille. N. C.'v'reaas:
"Cows for sale or to let" '- -
A Texas Democrat of 85 years 3 Just
had a twenty-first son born to him. . "
Near Silverton, Ore., is a quarry of
what is called "fire-place stone." It li-soft
when mined, and can be sawed or chopped in
any desirM shape, and when so ejected to in
tense beat does not seem to be affected. tj .
-Strikes haTe even spread toEgypt.-s.fh9
Cairo cigarette makers are the first to'intro
duce this western system into the land or the
Pharaohs, having struck against some extra,,
strict regulations enforced by their employers
-Harry Meyer bought a lot in East Port
land, Ore., a few weeks ago. Last Wednesday
he went to work digging ont stumps. During
the day he unearthed an old tin box that con
tained greenbacks and gold to, the value of
Some scientifically Inclined Port Hnroa
boys fastened one end of a copper wire- to an
electric light wire, and the other end to the tin
cup at a public drinking fountain. The result
was that some shocking drinks were hoisted'In
that day, and the police are now looking lot
the boys, s
French women teem to dins; togantit
de Suede, and a wonderful novelty has been
brought out viz a purse Inserted in the palm
pf the hand. A semicircular Incision is made
in the palm, to which is then attached ya metal
rim; this opens, showing a white kid lining
forming a complete white purse.
Two nice milk cows, harnessed to ft
buggy, formed a part of an immigrant outfit
that passed down Main street in Baker City, '
the other day. The old gentleman who handled
the ribbons over this quaint-looking team, now
thai-he has made his trip "the plains across.''
can settle down and go to raising cattle.
"Budge" is the name of a tame crow
belonging to Miss Orlle Wheeler, of Joflet, BL
He goes all over town alone and returns to his
home at night He is fond of beer and will
drink it until intoxicated. Is his rambles he
visited the depot where he found mnch to In
terest him. He imitates tbe shouts of the con
ductors and takes delight in yelling "ail aboard
A. strange accident happened ft few days
ago to a scholar at the Btdgedale schoolhouse,
about 13 miles northwest of Des Moines. A
8-vear-oId son of Arthur Hickman was taking
his dinner, and bad a hard-boiled yolk o( an
egg, which he was playing with. He tossed It
into his month, and it stuck in his throat In
spite of all efforts it remained there, and before
medical aid could be had tbe Child choked to
William O. Dillingham, while fishing
in Gordon creek, Ore., a few days since, dlscov
ereda beautiful fossil trout 15 inches in length
in a huge boulder. Every fin and scale of the
fish was as plainly marked in the rock as If cat
by a skilled artist Many people wonder how
trout get in streams above high falls. They
were doubtless there before the falls were
made,aa from this fossil It Is evident that there
were trout in tne streams of Oregon In prehis
toric ages. s
The city of Conjtantine. in Algeria, has
been making a remarkable tight against the
crickets, which threatened to strip the town ox
every bit ot foliage. These pests, which have
been trying to turn Algeria into a desert, in
vaded the town in a cloud, and in a few hours
they were devouring all the gardens, and even
tbe interior of the houses, the hospital and the
prison swarmed with them. It is well known
that the particular lnseet which is afflicting
Algeria does not fly high. In order to keep ont
fresh arrivals the citizens lost no time in sur
rounding the entire town with a fence of cotton
cloth about S feet high and over 36,000 fees
long. Then the citizens suspended business
and made war on the insects. Loads of thea.
were killed and dumped into the river. After
a week's work the enemy was vanquished.
Some time ago a gentleman visited ft
pea of tame ostriches in Africa. At his call
two beautiful birds came up to hup. Being de
sirous of testing their speed he arranged with
the keeper that they should run a race. So he
caressed the birds and showed them a handful
of figs, of which they are very fond. The os
triches were held while the visitor walked to ft
certain distance. At a signal they were set
free and began to run for the figs. They came
bounding along at a terrific rate, taking 12 ot
14 feet at a striae. They ran neck and neck toe
more than half the distance, their wings work,
ing like arms and making a great sound.
Presently one drew ahead, and, looking hehiasV
as yon may have noticed a boy la a foot race te
to see wheal bis rival was. and ftndtec ,hsa.
Twuitn thA -IrfTmrff TnrVwrf Via .1ki
iMtv tofrf. n m 1la tuta -- V- - -.
An Irish woman went Into jyesai
Kelly's emigrant office, fn Fan River, "56
two or three weeks ago, and asked for a draft
for 2, directing that it be sent to aa address
which she left with Mr. Kelly. The woma
said that she had been a servant in a well-to-do
family in Ireland 40 years ago, at the time of a
famine. Bhe-gave food to the suffering poor
from the larder of the household, without the
knowledge of her mistress. The fact that she
had given away what did not belong to her
preyed upon the servant's mind, and she re
solved to payback the yaiueof the goods when
ever she became able. Later she removed to
this country, and begin to save what little
money she could spare, until she had 0. This
she took to Mr. Kelly, with the request that he
should forward it to her old mistress, and not
to tell her whence it came. In the 40 years con
ditions have greatly changed, and the mistress
was no longer rich. She wrote that the money
was indeed a treasure to her in her present cir
cumstances, and she was deeply touched at her
old servant's honesty.
The female Polar bear is taught by a
wonderful Instinct to shelter her yonng under
the snow. In December she retreats to the side
of a rockvwbere by dint of scraping and letting
the snowfall npon her, she forms a cell in
which to live during the winter- There is nu
f ear that she snould be stifled for want of sir,
for the warmth ot her breath always keeps a
small passage open. Within this strange
nursery she produces her young; aad wnutni
with them beneathxhs snow till March,' when
she comes ont into the open air with her baby,
bears. As tbe only use of the snow burrow is
to shelter the young, tbe male bears do not
hibernate like the females, but roam freely
about dnring the winter months. Before re
tiring under tbe snow the bear eats enormously,
so that she becomes very fat thus laying in an
internal store of food which enables her not
only to support her own life, but to nourish her
young during her long seclusion. By an ad
mirable provision of nature the young Polar
bears are extremely small at birth, and grow
slowly so long as they are in their crystal
nursery, thus needing little food and space.
When they emerge from their shelter the
mother boar Is extremely-thin and very fierce.
FAXCIE9 OF FUNNY ME?.
Misery may love com cany.bu t the company
doesn't generally return 'the compliment Bom
"I will-toss coopers with tou." remarked
one steer to another as they started for a couple of
pollceaea. Botton globe, ,
Prof. Boyesea thinks there is no country.
so democratic as Norway. Guess tha Professor ;
never consulted tne election returns irom " "
slsslppl. AOTruvncnjoraia j.
He "Dearest, what is your real opinion
orme?" eae "uoa't asr amy questions.
will find that out soou enough after ire are mar!
ried. "-xerre aauti xzprui.
Han at Telephone (trying; to find out wh-,
has rung the call) Hello, there: are tou ITT - M
Young Lady st the Other JOad (indignantly) "
Mo, youhorrid.thing, I'm only n,-JSoiton rott.v
"My eoodnessl" said she. --v";
That's hardly worth mentioning" aldbri
spiteruneignoor, innerspiteruwsy. , ,,
Ana now uicy never- spcaK as uey pas r .-v
Omaha Teacher Will some member of!
the diss explain how we hear things?
Bright Bprtg-Somebodj tells pa something
downtown, then pa tells It to ma as a profound
secret, then ma U1U It at the sewln society Btet- ,
lng, and then we all hear It Otaka World,
Artist I have brought yon one of ay
paintings that I think the most of. Mow, don't .
yoa think it ougntto be bung in, tbe coming ex.
nlbltlonr ' 1
Committeeman Bo; I wouldn't hang It. lam
opposed to capital punishment. Sentence It ten
solitary confinement .inwrfca.
Mamsboy What awful drunkards thowij
Bomans must have been I "
fapsboy Where did yon get that idsar Idld'tl:
know they were particularly Intemperate,
slamsboy Why. over the door of every
a warning wis hung-"Cave Canem"-bewr' oil
the growler I -aarvara Lampoon,
A NABBOW ESCAPE.
"SHow she flirted with me r
That year flown dt tne see,
As we strolled on the wave-beatea
Bow she laughed me to scorn
When, with wild passion torn, . v
As her lover l tuea loz ner Bass I
But no more I repine, , ;
Tor requital limine,
. ( ,1 was never so gay in ay MSspj
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ittfrrw Him bw Ktea Ottttp,
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