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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. NOV. SO, 1S39.
IS IT A MAEKEI?
"While it maybe true.as our Columbus cor
respondent aTcrs, that a large number of the
Ohio Legislators are holding back their
Senatorial pledges until they see what the
usufruct is, there are scattering indications
that some of them, at least, have found the
market to their satisfaction.
The apparently authoritative announce
ment that the Cincinnati delegation is se
cured to Brice, is matched by the declara
tion of a paper owned by Hon. Elmer E.
"White for the same candidate. We have
expressed a hope that Mr. Brice's canvass
could be unaccompanied by the taint of
pecuniary transactions; but it is not en
couraging to that faith to observe that Mr.
Brice's most important accession comes
from the most unscrupulous quarter of the
Democracy, or that the first declaration,
from a legislator who runs a newspaper is
from one who in the same dual character
was pretty openly shown to have secured a
large share in the distribution from the
barrels which elected Bayne. The descent
from the principles of selection which once
took such men as Thurman and Pendleton
as representatives of, the Ohio Democracy,
to that which makes the Senatorial gift of
the present Democracy a prize for the high
est bidder, is equally pathetic from a party
point of view and discouraging as bearing
on the national interests.
THEHAS0NIC OPENING.
The formal opening of the new Masonic
chapel in the magnificent building of that
order, yesterday, completes the inaugura
tion of that creditable and ornamental
structure. The prosperity of the order is
shown by the promptness with which this
costl building has replaced the one that
was burned down two and a half years ago.
The addition to oar municipal architecture
which this building furnishes is no mean
cne, and the members of the order have
good reason to be proud of the creation
which so creditably symbolizes the pro
fessed nature of their craft With all the
other public and society enterprises of Pitts
burg so creditably fulfilled as this, our city
will largely gain in attractions. .
PEACEMAKER E0WAED.
It is wonderfully hard for a man to be a
peacemaker in Kentucky. The correct
thing in that chivalrous Slate is rather to
make war than peace. Mr. Wills Howard,
who has been engaged in the bloodthirsty
scenes about Harlan Court House, is en
titled to universal sympathy iuhis touching
role of peacemaker. Probably if Mr. How
ard had not informed the world oi the fact,
his operations about Harlan Court House
wculd not have been recognized as peace
making. Perhaps Mr. Howard himself realized
that his actions were open to misconception,
for he has written an explanatory epistle to
the liouisville Courier-Journal. From this
letter we learn that the trouble in Mr.
Howard's neighborhood is all due to the
shocking misbehavior of the Turner family
and their friends. Mr. Howard says in his
gentle, pacific way that the Turners are
loafers, liars, scoundrels, robbers and mur
derers. Very hard material to labor with in
the interest of peace, one would think, but
Mr. Howard tackled them without a tremor.
He said, "Let us have peace" whenever a
Turner came across his path, and to
prevent possible altercation usually shot
the Turner dead. Quarrels are distasteful
to Mr. Howard; he will have none of
them. Sooner than bandy words with a
Turner Mr. Howard will go to the trouble
of drawing his revolver from his hip pocket.
Fortunately all Mr. Howard's folks are
equally goodnatured. They have been to
the pains of cutting up and boring holes in
a multitude of Turners in order to keep the
region calm and law-abiding. Peace at any
price to the other man is their motto.
IX WILL NOT DO.
The report from Washington that the
President i? desirous of appointing ex-Judge
McCraryto the "vacancy on the Supreme
Bench will arouse a good many criticisms.
The dissent will not be on account of Judge
McCrary's record on the United States
Bench but ou account of the fact that he left
that position in order to become the legal
servant of a great railroad corporation at an
advanced salary. Besides the objection to
taking a railroad lawyer to decide the cor
poration question of the day, the road
which that course opens for judicial pre
ferment, is not a desirable one. It should
not be understood that the Judges who
leave the judicial service of the United
States for the better-paid service of the cor
porations will find it easy to get back from
the service of the-corporations to the Inch
est places in the service of the United
States.
DO NOT ELOPE!
It is the fashion just now forvoung peo
ple to elope at the smallest provocation
often with no good grounds at all. The race
to the altar is rivaling the race from the
altar in popular favor. A very serious evil
it is, too. Of course, to a couple of senti
mental young geese, who find that their
parents and friends are opposed to their
marriage, it may seem rather a good joke to
steal into matrimony by way of Camden, N.
J. The romantic post chaise, and the wild
race to Gretna Green with an irate papa an
hour behind them, the glamour that was
thrown about an elopement a century ago,
all these desirable things are fled. The
descent to two seats in a parlor car, with an
uneventful journey over a well-ballasted
railroad, ought to be disenchanting. It is
. not, however, and hardly a day passes but J
we read of a couple of young people raping
through the sorry farce of an elopement.
The pain which the escapade gives to a
couple of innocent families does not figure
prominently in the newspaper reports, but
it is very often bitterly real enough. There
is nothing to be admired in the conduct of
most elopers. Only in the uttermost ex
tremity is a resort to flight and a clandestine
marriage tolerable. Wc are not speaking of
the cut-and-dried elopements of Actresses, of
course, for they are either advertising dodges
or proceedings even less respectable with
which we have nothing to do just sow. It is
the epidemio of elopement in respectable
circles here that suggests the need of saying
very plainly that illicit, headlong advances
to the altar are very seldom blessed with. the
happiness and peace marriage should bring.
BEAZIL'S DOUBTFUL FUTUBE.
The report that fighting has taken place
in Kio de Janeiro, through the rise of the
supporters ot Dom Pedro against the newly
established republic, may be the product of
the hopes rather than the information of the
friends tof the late Government. Still, it is
necessary to recognize the fact that if the
course of the new Provisional Government
is correctly reported, it has been such as to
provoke civil war, not only from the Mon
archists, but from those who are in favor of
a genuine and constitutional republic.
It is gathered from the present reports that
the Provisional Government represents no
authority except that of the revolution.
This is temporarily inevitable, if the revolu
tion was needed ; but to establish genuine
republicanism a government so founded
should lose no time in calling together the
representatives of the people cither to form
3 new Government or to draft a Constitution.
The fact that the new Government has not
done this, but has rather abolished the
Chamber of Deputies, is calculated to create
a doubt whether, instead of founding a re
public, Brazil has not exchanged the em
pire of Dom Pedro for the dictatorship of
Eonseca.
This doubt is further deepened by the
grave question as to whether a re vol ution
was necessary. It is reported on both sides
that Dom Pedro declared himself ready to
retire from the throne, if a plebiscite should
show the desire of the people for the repub
lic. Such a course would have an orderly
and indisputable transfer of power from the
monarchy to the authorized representatives
of the people, instead of the forcible seizure
on which the present Government is
founded.
It is to be hoped in the interests of civili
zation that Brazil is not to be plunged into
civil war, and that the new Government
will not prove to have seized power for
themselves rather than for the people. But
until events demonstrate the contrary, the
circumstances under which the Provisional
Government came into existence will place
it under the suspicion of the world.
AEUEOPEAN SUPERSTITION.
It is interesting to observe in the columns
of the English press the full development of
the idea that the reported betrothal of the
Czarovitch to the youngest sister of the Ger
man Emperor means an alliance of the two
powers and a prevention of war. The super
stition that international marriages
of the royal houses are a guaran
tee of peace, is almost as general in
Europe as the theory in this country that
railroad pooling prevents rate wars. Yet
the facts of history disprove any such no
tion. The first Napoleon married into the
house of Hapsburg and within a few years
his Austrian father-in-law helped to destroy
him. The reigning houses of England, Ger
many and Russia have inter-married ior the
past generation or more; but that has not
prevented them from being at swords' points
a half dozen times during the same period.
The idea is a singular survival of the
theories of royalty; but one would think
that the European press might learn better
from the records of history.
AS TO BENTS.
Nobody is violently fond of paying rent.
It is not in human nature to warm toward a
duty which drags open the pocketbook and
robs it with regularity once a month. But
to counterbalance the dislike of the majority
for paying house rent, we have the intense
love for collecting rent which lies in the
bosoms of landlords everywhere. There is
all the time a struggle going on between the
lessees and the lessors on the rent question.
It is a pity that this should be so, but there
is no remedy for it.
The sole reason we have for adverting to
the subject at all is that there occurred yes
terday in Allegheny a painful example of
the way some people injure themselves in
trying to avoid paying rent A. man who
lives in Long Bun, Allegheny, fell in ar
rears with his rent. His landlady delicately
reminded him oi the fact as landladies
will from time to time, and instead of pay
ing her in current coinage the tenant gave
her a fanciful sketch of herself in lurid
language. Thereupon the landlady haled
him before the Mayor and a fine of thirty
two dollars and the usual odd number of
cents was imposed upon the tenant. This
was not economy on the latter's part He
would have saved money by paving the rent
and abusing the landlady after the popular
fashion, behind her back.
POOLING AND COMBINATION.
An example of the persistency with which
a fashionable error can be pursued is fur
nished by the editorial remark of the
Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette with regard
to the railroad changes of which so many
rumors are heard, as follows:
The Inter-State commerce law having pro
hibited the pooling of business by the tail
roads, which had been done before that law
was enacted, for the purpose of protecting
competing roads from being ruined by each
other, some other way of accomplishing the
same end was naturally sought.
The theory that pooling is necessary to
keep the railroads from ruining each other
has been persistently preached, without an
attempt to explain why it is that other
business interests, where pooling is impos
sible, do not also ruiu each other by
competition. The theory itself suffers
irreparable damage by collision witb one
fact That is, that in the two-and-a-half
years since the passage of the inter-State
commerce law, railway wars have not been
either so persistent or ruinous as during the
period previous to the passage of that
measure, and the earnings of the roads for
the present year, after pooling has been
abandoned, are the largest on record.
The fact is that every railway war that
was pushed to the degree of actual loss, was
waged for the direct purpose of driving com
petitors into combination and with a well
defined hope of recuperating the loss by
levying high rates under the pool. Now
that such a hope is no longer possible the
railroads find themselves forced to cut short
their quarrels when they have reached the
point of throwing away money. Railroad
managers are not such foolsas to ruin their cor
porations merely for the sake of doing it
although their chosen advocates often put
them in that light
As for the consolidation of connecting
lines which isnoW' going on, although it
may be produced by the system of exclusive
privileges, it accomplishes' a distinct public
purpose widely different from the combina
tion of competing lines.
The statement that one of the Pittsburg
labor leaders who was expelled from the
Knights of Labor was subjected to that dis
cipline for "talking too much," warrants the re
mark that the remedy is not likely to work a
cure. The probability is that tho expelled
member will make bis loquacity rather broader
and more persistent than ever, without any
effort to use his conversational powers for the
benefit of the K. of L.
Mb. William Waldorf Astoe has
written a magazine article combating Chicago's
claims to the World's Fair. A more effective
method of combating Chicago would bo for
Mr. Astor to come down with a 100,000 sub
scriptlon to the New York fund; but that would
not be quite so economical.
The report that the State of New York
will tackle the Standard afterithas disposed of
the Sngar Trust, promises lively times before
tho job is ended. It may be just as well to havo
it settled now whether the State is bigger than
the trusts or vice versa. ,
To the esteemed cotemporary which rises
up in indignation at' the answer of The Dis
patch to a correspondent, that if a man lies
aUbut his hand at poker he loses the pot,we ten
der our humble excuses. While the intellect
ual department of The Dispatch may not
be fully versed in the deceptive features of
drawpoker it was obvious that the mistake was
one which no one connected with theSYmei
would make.
It is to be remarked that three high
priced works of art are now attracting public
attention. They are "L Angclus," valued at
8110,000; Axtell. $105,000, and SnnoL variously
quoted at $50,000 to $100,000. The first named
is believed to have the most sentiment, bnt the
two latter excel in action.
It is reassuring to note that most of our
cotemporaries editorially argue that both Emin
Bey and Casati must be with Stanley: bat it
will be more reassuring when all three of them
reach civilization once more.
The New York girl who sued for 5100,000
damages for breach of promise and got a ver
dict of 6 cents is to be condoled with on the
depressing effect on her interests of the New
York environments. The tendency of the
metropolis to cut downtbe amounts aimed at
to a minimum in realization produced even a
greater shrinkage in her enterprise than in the
World's Fair and Grant monument funds.
Geronimo, the Apache chief who was
formerly principally famous for bis artistically
murderous abilities, is now reported to have
become a Christian. Geroulmo is evidently de
termined to show that there is another way
of becoming a good Indian beside the pro
verbial one.
We do not think that anything much se
verer has been said of the Ohio Democracy
than the avowal that it has got so rank that
Allen O. Myers cannot stand it
The continental idea seems to be that if
American heiresses will not come down liber
ally for the European titles they buy, it is the
function of the European press to make up the
deficiency by slandering the young women.
European nobility does not seem to be an es
pecially noblo thing when you come to get ac
quainted with it.
The joint platform of the Democratic
press and of General Kitz John Porter seems
to be that any historian of the war who does
not tell the story of the second Bull Run cam
paign exactly as General Porter wishes it told,
is a liar and a traitor to the State.
The proposition! give the Southside a
park, instead of free bridges, will probably sug
gest to that popular locality that It would be
very nice to have both.
It is evident that the Indiana Liquor
Dealers' Association thinks that its election of
Vice President Morton as an honorary member
was a slur at the Vice President; b:.t it also fol
lows that this amounts to a decided recognition
ou its part that its membership is bad company
for any man of high reputation.
The Pittsburg and Western denies that
it has any freight blockade on its line. This, it
is hoped, will permit the road to handle freight
as the shippers may order, instead of under
taking to issue orders itself as to what classes
of freight the shippers shall ship.
The rains promise another coalboat stage
on the river and also on some of the city streets.
PEOPLE OF PK0MINENCE.
Edg Ab Allan Fok, captain of the Princeton
football 11, weighs only 133 pounds. He is a
Baltimorean.
Hon. Hannibal Hamlin has survived all
but two of his fellow members of the Maine
legislature of 1S38.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Marion Crawford will
spend the winter at Washington, where Gen.
eral Berdan has taken apartments at the
Bhorcham.
Senator Wolcott, of Colorado,has taken a
fine house at Washington, and ladies with mar
riageable daughters are displaying much inter
est in his arrangements.
Alphonse Daudet's noTclshavo won a for
tune for him, but his plays -on tbe stage have
been failures, and his jealousy of Sardou's suc
cess is set down by bis critics to be intense.
Julius Baxter, of Nashville, prospective
candidate for Governor of Tennessee next
year, while a Democrat, says he would like to
see the so-called Solid South broken. "It would
be better for the South commercially," he said,
"and better for the whole country to have
party lines changed."
Haines D. Cunningham, a newspaper man
of wide and varied experience and exception
able ability, has been appointed editor of the
New York Press, a place which was held by
Robert P. Porter from the time of the founda
tion of the paper until he became Superintend
ent ot tbe United States Census.
Wilson Barrett's brother is considered in
England a far cleverer actor than the head of
tbe big London melodramatic company. George
Barrett is a comedian, and what is rare among
comedians an actor of steadiness, force and
power in heavyroles. Ho Is also a more accom
plished man socially than Wilson, but he has
not the power of leadership which the older
brother possesses, and be is content to follow
In the latter's wake. Tho affection between
the two is very strong.
EDITORIAL MERIT RECOGNIZED.
An Erie Newspaper Man Soon to be Ap
pointed Collector.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, November 19. The Erie Col
lcctorship will almost undoubtedly be settled
to-morrow by tho appointment of Mr. John M.
Glazier to succeed the late Collector Arbuckle,
whose time expired a day or two ago. This is
again a recognition of the newspaper profes
sion, as Mr. Glazier is the editor and proprietor
of tbe Erie Advertiser, a very bright and pros
perous Republican weokly. Mr. Glazier has
been a very active and influential Republican.
This appointment will leave tbe Pittsburg
Surveyorship the only customs office in Penn
sylvania not filled by a Republican,
New Fashions In tbe En it.
From the New York Telegram.l
Waterbury threatens to set some very impor
tant fashions. She has already made time one
ot tho cheapest things in the country and now
one of ber courts has fixed fifty cents as the
legal rate per kiss when a man trespasses on
tbe lips ot another man's wife. It would have
paid Mr. Arbuckle to have taken his Baby
Bunting case to Waterbury.
A LIsht Equipment.
from too Washington Postl
It wo were going to Greenland In the same
manner that New York is going to get tbe
World's Fair we should tako nothing in our
satchel but a linen duster and a palm-leaf-fan.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
He Knew He Had a SonI Beeauie It Ticked
An Argument for Eating With a Knife
Speak-Easles In tbo Drnma and Town
Talcs of Lost Treasures in tho South.
AT the Sunday school of au East End church
very recently, the teacher in tho infant class
asked a remarkably bright boy if he knew he
had a soul
"Golly, 7es" I have," replied the youngster
clapping his band to his heart, "you Bhould
hear it tick."
A little AUeghenian, one of those boys
who delight in being downrighf boys, has a
habit of eating with his knife in a fashion his
parents naturally and properly abhor. Ills
father tried several arguments with ,tue young
hopeful and finally sought to frighten him out
of tho practice by telling him that there was
danger of cutting himself with the knife It he
persisted in eating with it
"Well," said the boy, "if it's dang'rous to eat
with a knlf a it's three times dang'rouser to eat
with a fork. Aknifoonly cuts one way and a
fork has three points."
Not bad logic for a philosopher in kilts.
.
It is astonishing what hilarity and applause
any allusion to a "speak-easy" evokes in our
theaters. De Wolf Hopper and that delightful
little Annie Myers indulge in a gag in "Clover"
which brings the house down.
"Are you a rounderT" Hopper asks his sweet
heart, disguised as a drummer boy. The drum
mer boy nods his head and the lofty camp
follower says at once: "Then come along and
Til show you a speak-easy."
"The 'speak-easy' is going to add to the com
plications of local politics," said a politician to
me yesterday.
"How soT"
"Why, you see vthe saloon keepers are not
feeling any too well toward the Republican
party as tbe parent of the Brooks' law," he re
plied, "and now that the Republican county
and city officials are letting the 'speak-easles
almost altogether alone, and thus cutting into
the receipts of the licensed saloons, the hostile
feeling of tbe saloon keepers toward the Re
publicans is intensified."
Still, the fact that nearly every saloon keeper
who has a license is making a comfortable tor
tune in spite of the 'speak-easy' competition
must also bo taken into consideration.
...
A 6KALL girl holding an empty "growler,"
or, to speak more politely, a tin can, in one
hand and rubbing tho dirty corner of a pinatore
into her right eye with tbe other, formed a fa
miliar picture of juvenile misery on federal
street at dusk yesterday. Tbe child, between
her sobs, managed to inform a lady who bent
over her witb a sympathetic ear, that she had
been sent out to get some milk and bad dropped
the nickel in the mud and water flowing into
the culvert beyond the curb on which she
stood. It was easy enough to stay tbe tears
and break up tbe picture of woe with a nickel
and some cents tor candies as a bonus.
Then the Lady Benevolent turned to me and
said: "I think that tiny tot told the truth. She
had really lost tbe 5 cents. But I had my faith
shaken in that kind of story when I was in
Florida a few years ago. I am sure that every
colored child in St Augustine is trained from
the time It leaves tbe cradle to spin romances
about losing money in the sand. You cannot
end a black pickaninny on an errand for a
Bpool of thread, but the little monkey is likely
to return with the corners of his or ber month
drawn down and eyes all whites, and a story
about dropping tbe money in the sand. If all
the stories of losing money m this way which
were told to me were true, it would be worth
while, to start a silver mining company to work
on the sandy streets of St Augustine."
TflEEE FINE PICTUBES
Added to the Rapidly Growing Collection of
the Corcoran Gallery.
f SPECIAL TELEOEAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Washington, November IS). Again the
Corcoran Gallery of Art has surprised and
gratified the public by tbe addition of three
costly oil paintings, paintings by eminent art
ists. One, a small canvas by Vibert represents
a dignitary of the church in his robes
and with brilliant surroundings. This cost in
round numbers 3,000. Another is a landscape
by Dupree, about 18x28 inches in size, simple in
composition, very broad and peculiar ip treat
ment, but lovely in effect and tone.
It cost in the neighborhood 810,000. Tbe
largest of the three a canvas about 8x4 feet is
a landscape by Daubiguy, for which 87,000
was paid. It is not particularly harmonious in
tone, nor pleasing in color, bnt for breadth of
treatment, it is a remarkable example of the
French school, and it is wonderfully strong in
its effect of conveying the impression of solid
earth.
Each of these landscapes is a much more
interesting addition to the collection of tbe
gallery tban tho Rousseau, which was pur
chased at the great Secretan sale for 15,000.
Tbe threo new pictures were received through
Parisian dealers.
TELEGBAPHING ON THE CONGO.
Llttlo Black Boys Trying to Master tho Art
of Sending Messages.
From the New York Sun.l
Some black boys, on tho Congo are now learn
ing tbe art of telegraphy. They live in tbe
cataract region. A short telegraph lino has
been stretched over tho hills, and the boys are
sending messages to one another. Their in
structor is Mrs. Bentley, the wife of one of the
best-known African missionaries. Tbe last
time she was in Europe she learned telegraphy
for the purpose of training native operators,
and she hopes to havo them all ready for serv
ice by tbe time the Congo railroad stretches a
line along the river.
When a French or German operator tries to
send a message in English it is observed tbat
he is apt to make a rather bad job of it, particu
larly if the penmanship is a little blind. As
these boys can read-only in their native lan
guage it is possible that some of the French
messages they will transmit will have a little
value as curiosities.
10 POSH THE BORDER CLAIMS.
Tbe State Commission Will Visit Cbambors-
burg and Begin Work To-day.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Harrisburg, November 19. The commis
sion appointed under a resolution passed at the
last session of tbe Legislature to present to
Congress the claims of tbe people who suffered
losses by tho rebel invasion during tho war,
will leave hero to-morrow morning for Cham
bersburg, where operations will be begun. The
claim aggregates about 53,000,000, of which the
State would receive $800,000 in return for
moneys advanced claimants at different times.
The commission consists of Governor Beaver,
Attorney Goneral Kirkpatrick and Auditor
General McCamant and members of the Legis
lature. Congressmen Maisb, of York, and A
klnson, of Juniata, will be present at the meet
ing of the commission, which will havo- a full
representation in attendance, except Speaker
Boycr.
SEN0R CASTELAR'S MOVEMENTS
Cause Same Talk of n Revolutionary Dem
onstration la Spain.
Paris, November 19. Senor Emilio Castelar,
who has been spending some days in this city,
started this morning on his return to Madrid.
Political wiseacres who seek to find some
meaning in all of Castelar's movements im
agine tbat they see in this some indication of a
significant political agitation to be inaugurated
In Spain. Some go so far as to think that this
will take tbe form of a Republican revolt
Senor Castelar, in his speech at the reception
tendered him by the Students' Association,
evoked the greatest enthusiasm by his refer
ences to the lepublic, which he said was infalli
ble. He dwelt upon tbo greatness of sublime
faith in an Ideal. Columbus, be said, discovered
America through faith. If America had not
existed God would have made it rise from the
waters to recompense such faith.
BPKING OWNERS COMBINE.
Oyer 823,000,000 of Capital Represented
In tbe Now Organization.
Chicago, November 19. A new organiza
tion, represeLting an invested capital of over
$25,000,000, and including all the prominent
mineral water spring owners of the country,
was effected here to-day. Tho object of
the organization is to secure protection
by legislation from foreign manufactured
mineral waters, it is said that nearly all of
tho imported mineral water is manufactured,
but that it Is entered as natural spring water,
and thereby comos in duty free, defrauding tbo
Government of large revenues and seriously
injuring tbe legitimate trade in this country.
A. M. Jones, of Waukesha, Wis., was elected
President; w. B. Keller, editor national
Bottler's Gazette, Now YorkSecretary, and E.
Enfeld, ot Bedford Springs, Pa,, Treasurer.
WEDDED AT GALY.ARY.
The Crouch-Parker Nuptials Attract a
Fashionable Throng.
Xn Calvary Church last evening, at 730, Miss
Frances Crouch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Crouch, of Mayflower street, and Mr. How
ard Hampton Parker, of Shadyaide, were
united in marriage. Rev. George Hodges, pas
tor of the church, performed tbe ceremony.
Miss Killikelly presided at the organ, and the
Lohengrin "Bridal Chorus" floated forth as
Ushers W. K. Hart Jr., Frank Liggett J. M.
Ewen. Clark B. Nicholson, Weldon S. Mason
and A. W. Weber preceded the bride, attended
by ber father, to the altar.
The groom and Edgar G. Lang, his best man,
were fn waiting. .The bride, a petite young
woman, was attired in a very stylish traveling
suit of blue broadcloth, the large pockets and
cuffs of -which were trimmed with Vandyke
points. White broadcloth formed a V at tho
neck, and a girdle finished tbe bodice. A pretty
little toque and a bouquet of roses completed
tbe toilet
The young people left on an evening train for
Chicago and other Western pointsJ They will
reside in Sbadyside upon their return.
AN ALLEGHENY WEDDING.
SIIis Hello Reed and air. C C. Bye Become
Man and Wife.
At 8:30 o'clock last evening in the Arch Street
Presbyterian Church, Allegheny, Miss Belle
Reed, and Mr. Charles C. Bye, of Wilmington,
Del, were joined in the holy bonds of matri
mony by Rev. D. S. Kennedy, pastor of the
church.
The bride is a member of the Mozart Club,
and out of compliment to her a number of the
members nnderProtMcUollumsanp: selections
from ''Lohengrin" and "Cinderella."
After the ceremony the friends were enter
tained at the home of the bride's parents, on
Esplanade street, and enjoyed an excellent re-
Sast served by Haean. The future home of
r. and Mrs. Bye will be in Wilmington.
Social Cbattor.
THE Orphans' tea party this afternoon
and evening at Lafayette Hall.
A i o'clock tea will be given by Mrs. James
Hayes, Southside, next Friday.
The wedding of Mr. Oscar Scheer and Miss
Cappcl took place last evening.
Mrs. James Park, of Roup street and Fifth
avenne, will give a reception on the i9th of this
month.
The Woman's Club held Its regular weekly
meeting yesterday at the Pittsburg Teachers'
Library.
MissLlllie N. Huston, of 'Fulton street
Allegheny, will giro an art reception this
afternoon.
The first cotillon of the Rochambeau
Cotillon Club will be held in Cyclorama Hall
this evening.
Ladies to the number of 10 will enjoy pro
gressive euchre to-morrow afternoon with Miss
Holmes of Frankstown avenue.
MissLoTD.of Fifth avenue and Dithridge
street, entertained a party of 23 at the Duquesne
Hotel, last evening, after the concert
The Pittsburg German Club, 40 couples,
held the second of its series of six germans at
tbe Mrs. Slack Davis' dancing academy last
evening.
The marriage of Miss Annie K. Siedle
to Mr. J. Mealey will be solemnized next
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St Paul's
Cathedral.
The ladies of the Woman's Foreign Mission
ary Society of tbe First Methodist Church, will
serve their annual dinner and supper this week.
Dinner Thursday and Friday from 11-50 until 2
o'clock. Supper Thursday evening.
A TWO-CENT SWINDLE. '
Unique DIetbodof CbeniingUncIe Sana Out of
Postal Dues.
From the New York Star.'i
"A man who would beat the Government out
of postage is pretty small. But the fact that it
is comparatively easy to avoid the payment of
such a nominal postal tax by taking advantage
of a department regulation has led to such
swindling where you would hardly expect it,"
said Frank T. Smitb, a well-known downtown
clerk, who UBed to be in the postal service, to
me yesterday.
"Each year," he continued, "the number of
letters dropped into tbe pockets at the post
office without the necessary stamp affixed is
surprisingly large, and every succeeding post
master has endeavored to devise some way of
preventing such accumulations.- Much delay
has been caused by this seeming negligence oc
carelessness, and tbe services of several clerks
have been employed in ascertaining tbe names
of the senders of this mail. Tbe department
rule is to return all such letters for postage,
and where business addresses are not printed
on the envelopes the seal has to be broken to
get such names. The fact that such is tbe rule
has developed a picayune style of swindling.
Two downtown brokers, it is said, have carried
on a correspondence for several months with
out investing a cent in postage. Their method
of mulcting the Government is unique. For
instance, Mr. John Smith wishes to communi
cate with Mr. James Jones. The address on the
envelope will read :
:If not delivered In
;ten days return to
; James JoBes.
: James street
: New 5f ork City.
Jons Dos,
iiroadway,
City.
"No stamp is affixed, and when the clerks, in
sorting the mail, discover this letter, they toss
it on one side, after first stamping it in red ink.
"Returned for postage." Naturally tbe postal
clerks believe that Mr. Jones is the sender, and
tbe letter reaches him. The address, John Doe,
is of course fictitious. In tfiis way they have
kept up a correspondence for months, and
Uncle barn's eray coats have been performing
messenger service gratis.
FAIR NORA WAS A FRADD.
A Number of Wife-Hunters tbe Victims of
Misplaced Confldence.
Nebraska City, Neb., November 19. Isaac
Henry, a day laborer of this city, recently
rented a lockbox in the postoffice and ordered
all letters addressed to Nora Henry, to be
placed in it Then he inserted an advertise
ment in the Eastern matrimonial papers, that
Nora Henry, an orphan, "passably good-looking
and of independent means," desired corres
pondence with a view to marriage. Hundreds
of letters soon arrived for "Mora." Af tersome
correspondence "Nora" would ask for some
present as a guarantee of good faith, and tbe
contributions wbich flowed in consisted of gold
watches, money, rings and jewelry.
One of tbe dupes from Lincoln, Neb., and
another from Iowa, came here to press their
suits in person, but were told that "Nora" had
gone to Kentucky. Isaac refused to give back
the presents and tbe dupes caused his' arrest
for using tbe mails to defraud.
A Warning to Europe.
From the Detroit Free i'ress.I
If such a monarchy as that ot Dom Pedro
can bo quietly overthrown and a Republic pro
claimed, the crowned beads of Europe had bet
ter wake up and bolt the back door and ring for
tbe patrol wagon. It's the handwriting on the
waU"
A Gas Gusher In Kansas.
Cherryvale, Kan.. November 19. About
11 o'clock to-day the Cherryvale Vulcan Coal
and Mining Company struck a strong flow of
gas at a depth of 600 feet Tbe force of the
escaping gas threw tho water confined in the
Shalt iu leet into tne air.
No Ads. on Postngo Stamps.
Washington, November 19. Postmaster
General Wanamaker has written to W.J.
Arkell, stating tbat the Attorney General has
decided tbat it would be contrary to law to
print advertisements on the back ot postage
stamps.
CHANGED.
We, who were lovers so warm and nesr
When spring's young buds were RTOwlng,
Walk to-day through tho woodlands drear ,
With the dead leaves round us blowing.
Here Is tbe path where mv timid arm
rirst dared in Its clasp to fold her,
And bere by the clear stream's songful charm
Her cheek first touched my sboulder.
And yonder what passionate dream is this
What breath through tbe silence sobbing?
The pulsing thrill of an endless kiss,
Or the sound of a heart's wild throbbing?
We walk as of old, but we walk apart ,
Through tbe well-known nooks and spaces;
We stand no morewlth heart pressed to heart
In the lonely beautiful places.
But I follow mutely her footstep slow
Through tbe cool bright autumn weather.
Because we were married sir months ago
And are used to being together.
Madelines. Vridga in Judgu
OHARITY CONCERT. '
A Delightful and Successful Musical Event
Emma Juch's Charming Parr of the
Programme Generoosly Doubled Up -
The Toilets Most Noticeable.
Not even the day uf rain and the night-fall of
drizzle could in any degree counteract the
strong centripetal forces that, made Old City
Hall last evening the center of attraction for
tbe musico-social whirl. Fashionables and
music-lovers from all quarters of the com
munity streamed in and crowded the au
ditorium to overflowing. Just as was the case
with the recent Thomas concert, so bere sev
eral hundred additional seats'at the same price
(and who knows bow many, at popular prices)
could have been sold, if the hall could have
held them.
Could there be better evidence that Pitts
burg is full ripe for a laree, central music hallf
As everybody knows, the occasion was the
charity concert for the benefit of that ad
mirably practical Domestic Training School In
the East End. Tho well-known society women
actively interested in the institution, with tbe
wise advice and most efficient aid of Advisory
Chairman John W. Black, did all thev cxmA to
'make the ticket sale what it ought to be and
vueu went on to mane tne concert itself worth
more tban tbe price they asked for tbe tickets.
A rare and most creditable phenomenon in
charity cencertswas this.
Of course a charity concert does not and can
not pretend to stand upon a purely artistic
plane. Itmust place alms before art; shekels
before standards. By the same token. It IS not
a proper sublect for criticism according to se
vere standards the more, since the performers
are almost always volunteers.
Juch Appenrs at Advantage.
'Among other things. last night's entertain
ment proved that "Emma Juch" is a good
name to conjare with in Pittsburg. The much
admired American prima donna, who bad so
graciously turned Marguerite' t apotheosis from
Baltimore into a start toward Pittsburg, was
of course the chief attraction, both before
and at the concert And she proved herself
fully worthy of the situation. It is very doubt
ful if she ever appeared before an audience
here to better advantage upon all points.
Whether in the grateful, glowing ballad from
Flotow's long-forgotten "Indra," or in the
passionate, dramatic splendor of the
surviving scene from Gounod's mori
bund "Queen of Sheba," Miss Juch's
vocal power and richness, her artistic
taste, musicianly Instinct and emotional
strength were alike prominent and delightful.
Her first encore piece, Braga's sentimental
"Angel's Serenade." she made as nearly artistic
as could be; and Rubinstein's Ineffably lovely
song, "Du blst wio eine Blume," with wbich
she responded to the second enthusiastic en
core, received an interpretation lull of feeling
and significance. Miss Jnch did herself good
in Pittsburg last night; her holiday opera
season will show the results.
Tbe Home Favorites.
The familiar and popular local artists who
gave the rest of the long programme published
last Sunday do not require any very detailed
review. Miss Agnes Vogel sang the Bach
Gounod "Ave Maria" (Mr. Retter, piano; Mr.
Fred G. Toerge, violin, and Mr. Charles F.
Cooper, violoncello, assisting), the Arietta
from "Freischuetz" and a cute encore ballad
by Meyer-Helmund. with her accustomed
vocal and artistic excellence. Miss Mamie
Renck tllaved a Fantasia Canrl r.n fnr violin hr
Vieuxtemp so well that the audience very
properly showed an eager desire, to hear her
play something less long and dry.
Mr. Harry B. Brockets in tbe familiar "Salve
Dimora," from "Faust," did the best work ths
writer has had opportunity of hearing from
him since returning- from Dresden and Lam
port! Finished phrasing and rich vocal qual
ity made the cavatina delightful. Mr. Edward
H. Dermitt has not often done himself more
credit as regards both the tonal purity of his
resonant bass and tbe manner of its delivery,
than in Handel's big aria "Honor and Arms."
Mr. William Guentber treated Popp's brilliant
arrangement for fluto of airs from "Traviata"
with his wonted skill and taste.
The Haydn Quartet (Messrs. SeIdle,McCaus
land, Bearl and Wagner) gave an exceptionally
effective and artistic rendition of "Annia Lau
rie" in Buck's rich harmonic setting; Mr. Wag
ner's bass obligate and the smooth accompani
mental singing of the other three were
tbe special features. The Beethoven Quar
tet Ciub (Messrs. Retter, piano; Fred G.
Toerge, violin: George Toerge, viola, and Chas.
F. Cooper, violoncello, contributed a most en
joyable and creditable element to the pro
gramme in Hirette-Vlardot's Serenade and
that superb last movement of Rheinberger's
QuatuorOp. 38 played, perhaps, even more
cleanly ana effectively than at the recent
Chamber music matinee.
Tbe Philharmonic's Part.
The Philharmonic Society, under Mr. Thomas
F. Kirk's baton, did itself most credit in the
livelier measnres of Popps Caprice and the na
tional airs, with which the evening closed. In
Kelar Beta's descriptive overture things
did not go by any means so
well. Mrs. Dr. J. S. Walters and
her Poco-a-Poco Orchestra (about two dozen
amateur and a half dozen professional players)
scored a decided success. Barring one trifling
slip, quickly recovered, from their playing of
tbe selections from Stanl's "Said Pasna" was a
deakmore artistic and finished than tbe musio
really deserved. Mr. Joseph H. Glttlngs, Mr.
Carl Retter and Mr. Fred G. Toerge, in their
role of- accompanists, contributed their full
share to the enjoyment of the evening
c. w. s.
As n Lady Views It.
The miserably inclement weather had almost
interdicted a public appearance, and those
ladles in tbe audience who risked a wetting did
not don their most gorgeous apparel. Not an
evening toilet was to bo seen, except those
worn upon tbe stage. Miss Juch was
in one of her merriest moods and also
one of her loveliest gowns an exquisite
creation of delicate blue, which looked
sweetly simple, but must have cost a preposter
ous sum. It was cut mediumly low enough
to display the perfectly-rounded neck and
shoulders of the fair diva, and the gleam ot
many diamonds constituted tbe only trimming.
Her reception by the audience must have been
as gratifying to her as hit graceful responses
to tbe encores given by her were to the audi
ence. i -A
Most Graceful Sharer.
Her ready tact and extreme unselfishness
prompted a very pretty act, when, as she com
pleted ber first encore nnmber (during which
Miss Mamie Reuck assisted tbe accompanist),
instead of bowing acknowledgment alone of
the ovation, she, by taking tbe hand of the
talented voune viollniste, made her an equal
sharer in the triumph.
Miss Reuck's youthful figure was robed in a
soft silk ot a mode shade, andshe was a decided
favorite during tho evening.
Miss Agnes Vogel was gowned in light blue
of some soft clinging material and looked un
usual) attractive. i
Mrs. Dr. Walters, the directress of the Poco-a-Poco
Orchestra, wore a toilet matching as
noarly as possible the colorof her hair, a golden
shade, draped with black silk mull.
Tbe stage lost some of Its ancient look by the
artistic decorations on either side, composed of
handsome plants, ferns and palms.
Tbe baskets and bouquets given tbe various
artists were of the choicest flowers, and. in
every Instance, brought forth the sweetest
smiles of tbe receivers.
The ushers who braved the weather were In
immaculate attire, and handled the large audi
ence with skill and discretion.
Thorne. Branch.
THE! WANT HARMONI.
Modest Demands to be Made by Congress
men From the New Scales.
Washington, November 19. The Representatives-elect
from tbe four new States, with
tbe exception of Congressman Gilford, ot
South Dakota, who is ill, met last evening in
conference for tbe purpose of .securing har
monious action at tbo coming session of Con
gress. They decided to act as a unit on all
measures affecting their interests. They will
favor an increased coinage of silver, liberal ap
propriations for river and harbor improvements
ana for irrigation, the taxation of lead ore im
portations and tne protection of the farming
interests, including that -of sheep raising.
They will ask for places on the Committees
on Territories, Pnblfc Lands, Indian Affairs.
Coinage. Mines and Mining, and Rivers and
Harbors.
Aiding (be Temperance Cause.'
from the Detroit free Press.
If It bo true that the price of drinks at the
Bhoreham Vice President Morton's Washing,
ton hotel has been put at 20 cents, tbe friends
ot temperance shonld rejoice rather than
grieve. At that prico the average Congress
man will he compelled to drink very moder
ately or run in debt
More Western Men Fixed.
Washington November 19. TbeTresldent
made tbo following appointments to-day:
Alonzo J. Edgerton, of South Dakota, to bo
United mates District' Judge for the district of
Bouth Dakota; Villis SweeVot Idaho, to be
Associate Justice of tbe Supreme Court of the
Territory of Idaho; William B. Sterling, ot
Bouth Dskotay to be Attorney of the United
States for tbe district of South Dakota.
' aOSSIF OP TBE METROPOLIS.
Opposed ti Postal Exprensage.
IJrSTW TOBK BUREAU SPECIALS.!
Nett York, November 19. Ex-Postmaster
General James expressed himself at length .this
morning concerning Postmaster General Wan
amakers proposal to reduce postal rates for
packages. "1 am opposed," he said, "not only
to the increase ot facilities for delivering, par
cels, butl think tbat tbe whole businessshould
be dispensed with. The Government is now
carrying parcels at a rate far below cost and
this makes it impossible to consider at present
any further reduction in letter postage. The
letter postage ought to, be 1 cent, and it could
bo but for the enormous loss which the Gov
ernment meets with in carrying tne parcels.
The truth Is that the letter postage is held at
2 cents in ordor to preserve the balance in the
department It is not possible, in my opinion,
tbat this sort of expressage business done by
the Government will ever be remunerative.
Tbe greater the amount of tbe business the
greater tbe loss to tbe Government, and if the
prices are still further reduced I am apprehen
sive that the increase of business will swamp
the department"
An Awful Threat Made.
Hundreds of frowsy fingers witb tousled beads
and defective jimbs crowded tbe steps of the.
City Hall from 11 to 2 o'clock to-day. They
were the Italian, French, Swiss and German
curbstone musicians, who bud turned ont to
help their committee in pleading, with tbs
aldermen for tbe repeal or the ordinance
against street mnsic Thn Aldermen metat 10
o'clock, and before the deputation could
sqneeze a word In edgewise, resolved to submit
the whole matter of curbstone music legislation
to the Law Committee, next Friday. This is a
victory for the organ-grinders, for the Law
Committee is a unit in their favor. Tho organ
grinders propose, in the event ottbe rescinding
of the ordinance in question, to give an organ
concert in Paradise Park. There will beat
least ISO organs played daring tbe concert The
oldest organ-grinder in the city, who is an
Italian with an unpronounceable name, and
who has reached his 87th year, will play tbe
"Miserere" on his band-organ. One hundred
and fifty organs will-play in unison "Walt Till
the Clouds Roll By," "Bonlanger's March," and
"Where Did You Get That Hat"
A Trick Donkey Makes a Mistake.
Last night the trick donkey belonging to
Bartholomew's show nearly killed James Lyon,
tbe stage manager at Proctor's Opera House in
Bridgeport It is part of tbe performance for
tbe donkey to fire a pistol by pulling the trig
ger with its teeth. In this instance tbe donkey
fired a cannon, which it was intended one of
the trained horses should discharge. Mr. Lyon
had his back toward the audience, and the
charge and wadding, striking him below the
equator, hustled him over the footlights Into
tbe orchestra. Lion was severely hurt, and
the performance temporarily paralyzed. The
donkey, after oombardmgMr. Lyon, trotted to
tbe footlights and looked complacently down
on tbe confusion.
Hard Lack Kills Another Mas.
Nickolas Skowerly, a bachelor iS years old
was found dead on his bed this morning, with a-ten-inch
stilletto sticking in his heart Hard
luck and lack of money had led him to commit
suicide. He was in good circumstances years
ago, but was defrauded of his money by a
partner in business. He spoke five languages
and read night and day.
Oae Mere Lesson la Soaps.
The Congressional contest between the ice
man, Charles H. Turner, and tbe reporter,
Thomas J. Murrey, has grown some degrees
hotter to-day1. Yesterday Turner's friends
nailed the campaign lie that their candidate
bad been a member of a Salvation Army. To
day tbey carried war into the enemy's camp by
accusing Reporter Murrey of writing "Fifty
Soaps," "Ninety-nine Desserts," and other
works on culinary subjects. When the Murrey
boomers asked thelfcandidate to explain these
yarns, be only said. "Tell tbe truth," and gave
them cards in which was his name over the
words, "Author of 'Fifty Soups, 'Ninety-nine
Desserts,'" and 25 other similar books. This
was a blow to tbe Murreyltes, for tbe Sixth
Congressional district has a strong anti-dude
element ready to knife any candidate who
knows too much about desserts. The general
opinion is that Mr. Murrey's election experi
ence will acquaint him with a soup which is
not one of the Who wrote about
Diphtheria on Board a Steassshhs.
The North German Lloyd steamship Fold
came to her berth this morning. During her
passage diphtheria became epidemic among
the immigrants in tho steerage and four little
children died. They were buried at sea on the
days on which they died. The victims were:
Christine Lechaner, aged U months; Elizabeth
Ran, agedSyears; Eva Merkel, aged 3 years,
and Chris Gerlng, aged i years. The disease
was brought on board by little Christine Le
chaner, who bad "been ill for several days be
fore the ship sailed. Her parents had wrapped
her up so carefully, that none of the ship's crew
noticed that she was ailing. Little Christine
died 'the first day out Three days liter Lizzie
Ran, daughter of Gottlieb Kan. a Russian Jew,
died. Three days later Eva Merkel died, and
to-day Chris Gerlng. The sick children and
their parents were separated from tbe rest of
the passengers, and tbe steerage was fumigated
repeatedly. While tbe little Immigrants were
struggling for breath, the cabin passengers
away forward waited anxiously for news.
There was not a little danger of the disease
spreading to tbe cabin. Presents of food and
clothing were sent daily from the cabin to the
steerage. The officers of tbe North German
line say that they are not responsible for the
presence ot diphtheria on the Fulda.
'WOULD CHICAGO BE SATISFIED?
A Cotemporary Weald Give It the Worli'a
Fair and the Capital. Toe,
From the New York Herald, Paris Edition, 1
If tho Exhibition goes to Chicago, why not
meet the growing sentiment ot tbe country and
send the capital there. Washington is a mis
take. It was, at the ontset a real estate specu
lation. It was captured and burned by a foreign
foe, and Chill, witb our helpless navy, could
capture and burn it to-morrow. Tbe West could
govern tbe country. Do not let us imitate a
New England brethren at the time of the Hart
ford convention or our Southern brethren in
the Rebellion, and resist any honest impulse of
this kind.
If public opinion would give Chicago the'Ex
hibition. so be it Let the capital go likewise.
New York will do ber part to make them both
a success, feeling that she is in herself an exhi
bition all tbe year round, and the capital of the
Continent dowered with a supremacy which
none can challenge.
TRI-STATE TRIFLES.
A farmer near Hellertown found recently
on bis place a curious shaped earthen bowl evi
dently the handiwork of tbe Indians. Still
traceable on its surface Is tbe representation of
a group of warriors engaged In a medicine
dance.
A WATSOKTOWN man saw advertised "ASure
Cure for Drunkenness." He forwarded the
necessary dollar, and received by return mail,
written od a valuable postal card in beautiful
violet ink, the magio words: "Don't Drink."
A Mexican glant;7 feet 0 inches in height, is
employed as special officer in the Scrauton Arcade.
.-. TT 9 llMniiMliAls sTffrv !
his cellar. They are still sound and perfect
Chaeles Biboeb, of rork, drew a bear at a
raffle last week.
Jonif Brmn-KY, of Reading, carries his help
less mother, weighing 800 pounds, around tbe
house as if she were a baby?
Ir Ohio papers are tobereliedupon, the "old
est voter in the State" voted at IS different
places by actual count
JAMS3HALL. of Cochraasville, O., and Car
rie Malsen, of Tyler county, W. Vs., were mar
ried last week under romantic circumstances.
The couple met tbe minister at the railroad sta
tion opposite Cochransvllle after'nlght and,
after readleg tne license by the light of a lant
ern, the Ueht was extinguisberi and tbe couple
.were me one amid the silence which was
broken only hf the minister's voice and that of
the hootlag ad screchlc afcht owls, and in
the weMsoe. of the nesiitewaa who aecoa-
be prentrlf'rdozentp7lerwa"in I " of Pompeii, gii
1838. AbramColvintookthemfromabarrelln,,Hniwtd.dh(iaWon,, Uf&
I pftBtM the saiiilstex. Thee, sue comssay oas
I perse.
St'-.c J'' '.--
DUBIOUS COSifEflSATlQNSl
: rHl
A Pendleton. Ore., man drankisTgalloa
of mineral water at one sitting on a wager on
Sunday. , "rf,-
The oldest cat in Massachusetts is dead.
It was owned by Colonel Richmond, fsFree
town, and was in its 20tn year.
Dr. J. T. Chase, of Hallowellpwns
the first tall clock ever brought to MaSneJlt
still runs and keeps good time. '".,
At the Paris Exhibition of 1867lethe
tlJS'iSE" ln 100.000. at the Exhibitforlfof
1S78 82,600,000. and in 1889 t3.0CO,000.
At the recent election in Beverly,-Massv,
one ballot was entirely blank, but ontie'back,'
oHt was written: "I want to vote the sameas
Maurice Heaphy."
There Is a woman near Astoria, Ore."i
who has to hold up her hand and get permission?;
from her husband before she can eo out .1 Bho'
is going to school to him.
.-H
The Society for Prevention of CrudtaX
to Animals In Switzerland has resolved to tjan&ar,
Ish cats from the republic on the grbundvtbat K'
tbey are killing off the birds. - r ? ?
The artistic wealth of the Paris munici?
pallty in paintings, sculpture. engravlrigs?et?!'sJ
Is estimated at $2,500,000, outside of thetereatV
treasures owned by the nation. . ., ji
A G. A. E. post has been organizeUlatf'
juueau. xue pi" ni3 Deen named Seward K ovv
38, in honor of William Seward, the nurehaiera
of Alaska for the United States.
All attempts to rear buJaloesinVcap5 '
tivity of lata years have proved nnsnecSsTnLy
A baby buffalo, bom recently in CentraTPark,'.
New York, died on Monday of rickets. kj-
According to a London daily, there are.
about 2.50O building associations, with ovefeOCf? . ,.
000 members, in the United Kingdom.' iJMtk "'
year the receipts were upward of S100,000"OOOS,,
Information from Keathley.Tennls to jfe '
the .effect that a farmer named Newton was"- ,i
attacked near tbat place on a mountain path- :3
way by a panther and torn so badly that t he '.
died soon after. ' 'i .'
Mrs. Sanden, of Artondale, Ore., sur
prised a big bear ln ber back yard last week.
She did not scream or fall in a faint,-but
Stepped into tbe bouse and, getting a rifle, dis
patched the intruder.
Women hare been admitted to the bar
in all the New England States except New
Hampshire and Vermont Mrs. Rlcker, a suc
cessful Practitioner Jn Washington, has now
asked permission to practice law in New Hamp
shire. - The greatest beer drinkers are those of
Munich. They drink 192 litres per head per
year, against Vienna's 298, London's 25iBer
lin's240,andParls's22. This costs the Munich
inhabitants on an average of 30 & headman
nually. ' gj"
Mrs. Callie L. French, a Cincinnati
lady, and wife of Captain A. S. French, is .the,
only female steamboat pilot in AmericxjShaV
is regularly licensed as a pilot from Vleksbnrg '
to New Orleans aid the Atchafalaya river and - . '
its tributaries. '?"'
Samuel Morse, of Essex, Mass!,has .'.;:
been hungry all the time for 13 years.. Be -,,
drinks three quarts of water per day and Mts"L?
hearty meals every hour. His age is aTyears'';. ' '
and his weight 135 pounds. His case is apuz-J'
zle to .the physicians. - w
L. O. Beeeher, of Woodbridge, Conn
planted a hill of pumpkins last spring. ."From,
that bill be gathered 17 pumpkins aggregating
686 pounds. He has sold them all at 1 cent a
pound. Gathering nearly 17 from one hlQ beats ,
anything the rich farming lands of Kansas can
show. '
' 33. D. Bloan, of Klamath Agency, ! found
recently in a cremation mound on the Klamath
Indian reservation a Harrison badge of the
campaign of 134L The "log cabin" and profile
view of Genreal Harrison sbow quite plainly.'
Probably tbese Indians got tbe badge 'from
General John C Fremont's party when they
traveled through that country.
While fishing near Slaughter Beach;
Del., a few days ago. several young men-of
Mllford caught a veritable sea devil It was'.;
nearly fire feet in length, two feet six inches la?
width, and had an immense bead. Large fins:
grew from each side, while on its head crew,, i
long, slender fin. The latter appendage' was
rued as a baitio entice smaller flahwhen it
buried itself lathe mud. .
A somewhat famous ejectment suit for.'
piece of ground 7 Inches wide and 30 feet long,
situated ln the village of Mfllersbnrg, Berks
county. Pachas just been revived. The plaint-.
Iff is Jacob Mover and the defendant G. MF.-
Rick. The land Is worth perhaps tS. but several'
aunaiea nave ajreauy oeen speat in miao.Ti
There ha been a trial before a-rbitratow,Vow I
ln the courts of "the "-countr; end the eaeer ken f
been once to tne Bnpreme uourt
According to an official report justjj
sued of the C9.473 people whose marriages were?
registered ln Massachusetts last year, 895 were K
men and 245 women who bad reached their 60th ,
year; 19 men and S women were over 73 years of ' ;
age, ana i men ana a women were over out ins
total number of males under 20 years of ase
were 388, and ot females 818. Two females 3
were 12, 3 were 13, 13 were Hand 61 were 15 a
years of age. One male was 15, and there were;-
none unueriaatsgo.
The young men who are seeking homes .j
amine the possibilities of Connecticut agricul-ipl
ture before they buy their tickets. Up at Bey-"
nolds Bridge. Conn not onlr beans but bean
poles grow from ths same hill. George Bun-j
nell bad a pole from a button bail wbich had
been cut far several rears. He used it for his
bean vines to grow on, and now he finds that
the poie has sent out roots ana started several
sprouts from the top. y
A. new gambling arrangement has come'
into vogue in Cincinnati. It Is in the shape of a ,i
tntnffttnrA riA track with antomatic horses ""Vt
iTSl
and jockey attachments the outfit being the . ?
same as yon see at any race track with the ex- v-J
ceptiontnatitis raaaooi. Damsteaa oi sesa jf .
and blood. There are four horses. By turning , '',
a crank the horses are made to go round and '
round, tbe race becomes exciting and the out-
come W, of course, ln doubt One of the ma- ,
chines fs in a Vine street eating house.1, One '"
young man raked. in afsti pot on tho brows
none tne oiuer ernfnng.
V?nnnv thinn sometimes harrnea . ar' tka
Alsace-Lorraine frontier. The otherdAyJa
family in Lorraine, near the border expected
a party of relatives from over the' line to lunch
with them. The French family didn't think it
necessary to get a passport tor such short
visit, but the German officials refused1 to let
them cross without it They therefore turned ,
back for a few yards Into France, and alighted. ''
ln tne meanwhile their Lorraine relatives, who jf
had seen their retreat, had gone home, and re- K
turned with knives, forks, plates, glasses and .
hot dinner. The cloth was laid across the, af -frontier
upon a patch of smooth grass, and ,,.
merry picnic was held, each party sitting on its -r-ji .-,
own soil. The German officials stood by the r-,Y
whole time, ready to arrest the strangers in J.
case they overstepped the imaginary line, but ;
they were careful nov to do so. flr-y
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CUTS AHD CUTTING.
Chare of the light brigade Seventy-firOjf
cents per lamp per nlxht Boston. Herald
"It's the biggest ocean raee on record,1!
quoth Ssilthwiek.
"Which ouo wis thatl"
"wnaies." fe. . -tj
Carrie Tonne Unless she fears that hVaj
after her money, I can't, understand why WssG
Oldsome treats our Jscjc so coolly 1 'SH
Jessie Bell-Her aie explains It Thirty-two iUt
the freezing point 70a tnow.JSoston TinutZgjm
"Mamma, why do they hunt tfgers-andfi
lions?' ,.
Beesnsa thev kill the poor Utile sheep."; i'J
Then," asks Tommy. afters, moment's. reHee-I
tlon. "why don't tbey bunt the butchers asweiuiji
-Judge T-
In a Library. "Xshould like something
little historical In character."
Hum I What did be die on"
'An eruption, Ibelleve."-Jtel gt.
"1 understand yon hare Just been down Sj
Bt Louis!"
Vm- tnent thrM dT therf"
"Did you see any of the blgbugs of the place!
"h o; I went to a brand new notcW-Juage.
Prodley I hear "you've been , -getting
married.
Tooker-Yer.
Vrodler Whom did von marrvr
Tooker Millie Jones, her mother, beritej-1
father sad two maldea va.-MarptrtJsaiaru
Tamer Oatcake fat bank window) TJ
ut. kin voa tell me J
Mr. casbmore-Oo to the next wlndoir'irftoSJ
want any Information. '-WBI
Varmer Oatcake Thnnderatlon I I'd llkeite1
knowwhatyoutverottbatUga 'Telltr'.iLovetTr
Dead tor, say wsy t jtuc.
At a Chicago Beception. Mrs. BnllrMgl
Woo is Inst ume leiiow -nua u araracsagsej,
much attention oat merer
Mrs. Wheatoa-Thsfs. MlpltsU, fee ;
t&eoftrnhlft. .-. :
Mrs. Bunrlni-Oh. I do. so hoee ybai
tobriagtheftstramentwlth bistitcM
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