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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY. NOV. 24, 1SS9.
BELIEVING THE SUSPENSE..
Up to last night no official statement
had been made of the condition of the
'affairs of the Lawrence Bank. No one
can read the reports of the incidents of the
suspension without being struck by the nu
merous and evidently sincere expressions
from so many of the depositors as. to their
faith in the integrity, regardless of errors of
judgment, of the President and the Cashier
of the bank. This is a good sign, for such
opinions are seldom formed upon long ac
quaintance and rarely expressed in the face
of disaster, as in this instance, excepting
upon well founded convictions. They draw
the line between mistakes of judgment,
however serious in the direction of business,
and the diversion of fnnds to speculative
purposes, which have been the prolific cause
of so many other bank failures.
But if the depositors show so much con
sideration and patience in discussing the
affairs of the collapsed concern, this should
but make more urgent and evident the need
for an early and fall statement from the di
rectors of the bank as to its actual condition.
In fact, with the probability of suspension
clearly foreshadowed for some time prior to
the actual closing, it would have been no
more than the situation called for if such a
statement had been made ready for publica
tion when the doors were closed. Also, if the
cashier, whose absence occasioned so much
. comment, has not yet returned, he shonld lose
no more time in putting in an appearance.
The duty of relieving the tension of mind
among the depositors s too clear to he
To-morrow, doubtless, will see an official
statement of the condition of the bank. Un
less the informal assurances of the officials
and directors are strangely inaccurate it will
show assets sufficient or nearly sufficient to
meet the demands of creditors. That, anv
how, is the pith and substance of the prom
ises so far.
A PLAIN LESSON.
There is important information in the
fact that a block of buildings which col
lapsed in Brooklyn the other day were, like
the "Willey building in this city composed
of good building material, according to the
declaration of the builder. That gentleman
declares: "The constant rain kept the
bricks wet and prevented the mortar from
drying. No human effort could have pre
vented the collapse." It does not occur to
this apologist, any more, than ij did in the
case here, that the collapse conji have been
prevented not by human efiorH but by an
abstinence from human effort in running
the walls in weather which did not permit
them to dry and bind. The mere statement
of this casa is enough to show recklessness
in continuing to build walls which were
practically no more than loose bricks on top
of each other. Such lesson is not difficult
THE NEW COMBINATIONS.
The idea that a control and check for
competition between theWestern and Trans
continental railroads was to be established
by the combination with connecting lines,
which the Union Pacific recently formed, is
thoroughly exploded by the combination qf
the Bock Island and Santa Pe roads. Ac
cording to the reports spread of the earlier
agreement, it was to be supposed that it
would rule the transcontinental situation
supreme and unrivaled. If there was any
such idvi, it has now been eradicated by the J
fit' nph idx it hcnn, )..n.ni..f.Hi,.i,. s. .. ' i.. - .j '... I pication or diseases yesterday in tne estn year or
p ,,.. . v..u.wrviii, hi.j ltlw.c leuucuon l his age. longhand successive rains.
appearance in the field of another transcon
tinental line, more direct than the first, and
fully equipped to compete with it.
It is the fashion to represent these con
solidations as the result of the abolition of
pooling by the inter-State commerce law To
allege that the consolidation of connecting
lines, to increase facilities for through ship
ments, will serve the same function as the
combination of competing lines is simply to
becloud the whole subject. There is this
basis of truth in the representation
that pooling being an effort to prevent com
petition, and the law having forbidden that,
the connecting lines are now forming these
combinations to enable them to compete
more successfully. So far as the present
combinations serve that purpose they are a
public benefit rather than an evil.
Nevertheless it is plain thai these immense
combinations are an outgrowth of the
system of exclusive privileges. If the idea
that a railroad could discriminate in favor
ot one competing line and against another
were wholly abolished, the hope of gaining
especial advantages and controlling through
traffic by such agreements would be done
EHD OF THE PABNEIL COMMISSION.
The close of the proceedings before the
Parnell Commission has at last been
reached, after dragging wearily along for
months. The remaining question, what
sort ot a verdict the Commission will re
turn, is one on which the public of both
continents will show little interest. The
real question at issue the value of the
letters published by the Times as proof of
Parnell's complicity with crimes was
settled long ago by the confession that they
were forgeries. But a persistent effort has
been made to break the iorce of that
reverse by dragging in all sorts of issues as
to Land League agitation; and the course of
the Commission in permitting that diversion
lends some ground to the expectation that
it will go as far as it can in twisting every
thing to the disadvantage ofthe Parnellites.
Even if it does so it will make no differ
ence. The evidence is what will settle the
question in the judgment of the public, and
that leaves no doubt that the Times' famous
articles on 'JParnellism and Crime" have
proved a feariul boomerang.
WILL HAKE ITS OWN REC0BD.
It is worth while to season the approval
of the act of the new Government of Brazil
in proclaiming universal suffrage, with a
little inquiry in the likelihood of the needed
result of a stable and intelligent representa
tive Government. There is a wide differ
ence between enfranchising an intelligent
people capable of self-government, and giv
ing the ballots to an ignorant and half-civilized
mass, capable of being used by demag
ogues for the support of dictatorships and
The United States has founded univer
sal suffrage on the basis of intelligence and
general education among its people.
Where it has rested on that foundation it
has demonstrated its success. But there is
reason to doubt in certain parts of the
country, whether granting the franchise to
large masses of ignorant people, such as the
negroes in the South or the masses in our
large cities has been accompanied by the
best results. It is asserted that 00 per cent
of the people of Brazil can neither read nor
write; and a large share of the Indians and
blacks are but imperfectly acquainted with
the fabric of civilized society. Will this
mass of ignorapce be most available for
maintaining a free government by law, or
for the uses of demagogues and dictators?
Of course it is necessary to recognize
the Government ot Brazil; to hope that it
will make good its professions of popular
government. But will it be able to restrain
effusive plaudits until its own conrse de
monstrates whether it will be a genuine
Republic or a dictatorship in disguise.;
THE TB0ITBLE WITH THE SH0KE. .
It is a little peculiar that various cities
should simultaneously have their at
tention directed anew to the old question
of securing a perfect consumption of smoke
and soot. Perhaps the revival of the agita
tion may be mainly ascribed to the season
when the number of fires in any city is mul
tiplied; but it is, nevertheless, worth notic
ing that the problem of burning all the fuel
and doing away with smoke has been newly
agitated of late in several places.
In London, where smoke and soot have
been chronic and unremitting, .the question
has been brought up again by a nnmber of
her typical fogs. Chicago during the recent
weather has enjoyed a mixture of fog and
smoke which one ofthe press of that modest
city profoundly claims as fully equal to
anything that London can produce. In the
English city remedial measures have gone
no further than to discuss some of the old
smoke consumers. Chicago is hoping for
natural gas. But to Pittsburgers the hope
of carrying gas a hundred and fifty miles
and making it so far the fuel of a city as to
abolish the smoke is a peculiarly slight one.
It can hardly have escaped notice that
during the past storms the old Pittsburg
habit of filling the atmosphere with smoke
that made the clouds blacker and lower,
manifested itself. "Whether it is the higher
cost of gas or the uncertainties of supply
that has lately been felt.ithere is evidently
more smoke now than for some seasons past
Thereiis less excuse for Pittsburg in such a
relapse than for almost any other city. For,
wholly apart from the question of the per
manence ofthe natural gas supply, which is
far from settled adversely, our people have
had full opportunity to learn that even if
we have to burn coal or other fuel, the
cheapest, cleanest and best way is to convert
it into gas and distribute it through the
pipes which are already laid.
Of course if that is done the conditions
should be established which will make it
cheaper to burn manufactured gas than
coal. Bat with the economic fact as it is,
if the benefit of it cannot be secured to con
sumers, our city deserves to relape into its
old vice of uncleanhness.
HOT BUBDEHSOHE TAXATION.
The habit of crying out against the inter
nal revenue taxes as odious and oppressive
is growing to a degree which threatens to
land in silliness. The New York Sun calls
it "the infernal tax," and sets forth as a
startling fact that the United States have,
"since they elected Mr. Cleveland, paid in
the odious form of excise taxes on domestic
products and industries 'more than six hun
dred millions of dollars." It might also be
added that of the several thousands of mill
ions of municipal, county, State and na
tional taxation collected in that time, none
were paid more easily and with less of an
effort for the taxpayers than exactly this tax
upon whisky and tobacco.
The tendency of the Sun to represent the
whisky and tobacco tax as odious is per
haps less surprising than the disposition of
the Republicans to fall in with the same
idea. In this the protectionist element
have evidently been confused by Mr.
Cleveland's rather muddled theory
that the way to abolish surplus
revenue is j to make a reduction
of tariff duties. The Republicans
have followed into the same mistake of sup
posing that internal revenue taxes must be
abolished in order to prevent reduction in
the tariff. Both sides are painfully wrong
headed in the matter. If all the internal
revenue taxes were abolished it would be
necessary to increase the revenue from
duties. But it is as well established as any
thing can be that to increase the revenue
from tariff duties the rate levied must be re
duced from the .protectionist level.
The Republican mistake on this point is
the more remarkable because, if there was
any one point of fiscal policy to which the
Republican party has been most thoroughly
pledged, it was the correctness and equity.
of the taxes on whisky and tobacco. It was
proved, time and again, by the leading Re
publicans that these taxes as a whole were
levied on luxuries and extravagances; that
no one need pay them unless he washed to,
and that whoever did pay them would not
feel the amount of tax 'levied on the price
of his drinks or cigars. It may be remem
bered that Senator Sherman fought a State
campaign on that point in Ohio and won it.
There are, of course, such exceptions to
the rule as alcohol used in the arts, on which
the tax might be remitted. But the Re
publican party can hardly affiyd to go back
on its record by abolishing all taxation on
whisky and tobacco. There are import
duties which can be removed without de
stroying the protective features ot the tariff.
There is much significance in the declara
tion of the Farmers' Alliance, of Illinois,
against the repeal of taxation on tobacco and
The streak of good fortune to Pittsburg
in the way of handsome donations for public
purposes grows broader and brighter than pub
lic Imagination even dreamed of. Andrew Car.
negie's promise of a great library was the first
intimation of good things fortune held in store
for this town; yet before the Carnegie gift has
materialized, the Schenley Park and the great
Shoenberger donations come quick upon one
another to gladden tho community. Once the
fashion is set it may rapidly grow among those
millionaires whose fortunes are more or less
identified with the town. Certainly such gifts
encourage others. The Shoenberger Hospital
will evidently be a grand institution, fit to
adorn the greatest city in the land. Pittsburg
will wear her gifts modestly, bnt gratefully,
and henceforward hopeful of many becoming
additions to them.
Another lesson on aldermanic methods
was read in the higher courts yesterday. It is
to be hoped that after a prolonged course of
tuition of the sort recently administered our
local exponents of justice will learn the neces
sity of transacting their business in accord
ance with the law.
A New Yoek paper says that the people
of that city are whetting their appetites for
their Thanksgiving turkey. The prospects of
New York's World Fair, however, indicate that
the Thanksgiving turkey of that city will be
A contributob who, this morning, gives
a graphic description of a trip up the Monon
gahela to Morgantown, the capital of Pitts
burg's new tributary territory, quotes the re
mark of a voyager that "barring the castles,
the scenery beats the Rhine." The remark is
not far, if at all, wide of the truth. There is as
strikingly beautiful scenery in the upper
Monongahela and Youghlogheny regions as
can be found anywhere. This is not exactly
the time of year to see it, bnt through the sum
mer and autumn that part of the country well
repays those who visit it in search of the pic
turesque. President Audeew D. "White is
quoted as saying that a man must travel as far
as Constantinople to find streets in as bad con
dition as those of New York., What is the use
of taking so long a trip while Pittsburg is only
about four hundred miles from New York.
The statement that the Speakership con
test at Washington is being run on a temper
ance basis, strikes the ordinary Democrat with
disgust at the idea that practical politics is
becoming a lost art. ,
The declaration from West Virginia that
there are no fends, such as have been
reported, is calculated to increase confi
dence in tho security of life in that
State. But its value is somewhat dam
aged by the simultaneous publication of
the story of nine murders which have been
committed in the course of the feud as related
by one of the Hatfields. It is not always easy
to wipe such vendettas out of existence. People
will fight shy of that section until it learns to
keep the peace.
The declaration of a New York engineer
that New York has not time to build the build
ings and prepare the ground for the World's
Fair seems to be pretty well founded. There
is even ground for the suspicion that New
York has not time to raise the money.
Stanley will follow his usual precedent
of getting back to civilization in time to in
form the rescuers of Einin Bey and himself
how they ought to have done it.
Senatob Allison is reported to have
said in reply to an inquiry about his prospects
of re-election: "I have long since learned to
trust in Providence." This would show a great
deal of commendable faith, but a stndy of the
Senator's career permits the inference that he
has also learned the force of the proverb that,
in politics especially, Providence helps those
who help themselves to offices for their
Anotheb American girl has captured an
English title. If English capital is buying up
our industries, American capital can retaliate
by buying up England's nobility. Thnsthe
most important institutions of each nation are
made common property.
There is a not unnatural anxiety to
learn whether the new pension firm of Tanner
A Dudley will present claims in blocks of five
or in wholesale amounts.
The donation of a million dollars by a
wealthy brewer of London for the erection of
houses for the industrious poor is wholesale
and magnificent charity; but perhaps the re
sults would be better if business In London and
elsewhere were shaped more with reference to
giving the industrious poor such wages and
conditions of life that they can erect houses for
The Lawrence Bank failure is, of course,
an in convenient and regrettable occurrence for
those directly connected with it; but it does not
cause the slightest check to the movement of
the great lines of business which make up Pitts
Neabxyy eight years in the penitentiary
will take off a large share of the profits of that
Aldrich bunko game.
Of the 2,000 miners who went out on the
strike at Brazil, Ind., last summer, all but 600
have been starved into submission. The busi
ness policy ot forcing wages down by brute
force ot hunger is a selfish and heartless one;
but the lesson should be none less plain to
workingmen, that it is ruinous to strike until
you are sure of winning.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
William "Wiseman, one ofthe oldest residents of
of the city, died last evening at his residence on
Bluff street, aged 90 years. Mr." Wiseman lived in
thlscltv for40 vpurR. an4-im held fnhlsrh estlma-
.tlon by his acquaintances. A son, William, has
been pressman on Tue Dispatch for many years.
James A. Ralbven.
New Yobk, November 23. James Alexander
Buthvcn, the noted chessplayer, songwriter and
Abolition orator of war times, died from a com
plication of diseases yesterday Is the 68th year of
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Red, White and Bine In a Woman's Face
When Music Hath no Charms Growing;
a Beard Tho Old Tale A Mental
Nothing a woman can do is In worse taste
than to cover her face with powder and rouge,
and yet how many women, yes, respectable
women who would not be pleased it they were
called anything but ladies, do abnse their
skins and their looks by resorting to such mere
It was pretty cold yesterday in the afternoon
when Fifth avenne was filled with fair shop
pers and I noticed for the first time, I think, a
peculiar effect onsuch feminine faces that bore
traces of the powder rag's use. It was a more
or less definite presentment of-the tricolor of
Liberty, the red, white and blue. The red was
rouge in some cases, in others nature strug
gling into a healthy color, the white the powder,
and the blue, usually at the tip of a thin nose,
the result of cold. The tricolor is good to look
at almost anywhere, but it is out of place in a
. MUSIC HATH CHASMS.
"3Iuslc hath charms," you know thereat;
'lis often true I won't dispute
That bugles awe the savage oreast
And make Us owner meek and mute.
But when the breast swells neath a coat
Of modern cut, bought In a store,
Faith, then we're in another boat,
And music's soothing spell is o'er.
Yes language Ineffectual pales
Before the picture of that roar
'Which erects the practising of scales
Forever by that girl next door.
"TmniE are two stages in the growth'ot a
beard," said the erndite barber to the rash man
who had announced his resolve to give the
wind a chance, as Herodotus puts It. "Two
stages, both worth contemplating before you
go forward. In the first stage your friends
will remark in your hearing that someone
needs shaving; offers of small sums of money
sufficient to defray the expense of a visit to
the barber's will follow. Then your more in
timate friends will say to you: 'You need a
shave, old man, don't yonf and the wife of
your bosom, and still more likely your sweet
heart, if you be yet abachelor, will say: 'Don't,'
with unmistakable earnestness when you pro
ject a chaste salute,"
'.'And the second stage?"
"Is reached when people who know you
tolerably well say encouragingly: Trying to
raise whiskers, heyf or 'growing a beard, are
you?' always interrogative remarks, you see,
implying a doubt of your intentions. And
those kindly beings who find their chief pleas
ure in making their friends uncomfortable
will remark, within earshot, perhaps to your
very face, that it is simply outrageous for a
man with a long face, or a short one, or a
broad one, or a narrow one, or red hair, or
black or brown hair, or bine eyes or
brown eyes, or a pale complexion or a
dark one, or a donbtfnl one, to attempt to wear
a beard. And the man with a mania for doc
toring his friends will applaud your enterprise
as a certain preventive of throat troubles, and
the big, bluff, handsome giant who never had
an ache in his body since lie was born will laugh
yon to scorn, and clap his brawny hand to his
bull's throat and sing out loudly: 'Cold can't
touch me I'll make no door mat of my chin,'
and then "
"Excuse me, I'll be shaved after all."
THE TALE IS OLD.
The tale Is as old as the oldest bills,
'Twas old when the earth was young,
The gloom of lt-aye! tho Joy of ltfllls
Love's sone wherever It's sung.
f Tls nothing but this: That a woman loves
As a river flows down to the 6ea,
And a man eee how old ocean moves!
Alan copies him faithfully.
The sea Is as bold as the wind and tide
May choose, and It shakes the shore;
As It cuts a swath in the sand so wide
With a boastful surging roar.
But over the bar the waves are less,
Where old ocean salutes the river,
And she gives her all-and he, ah, yes?
What does old ocean give her?
The tale is as old as the oldest hills,
'Twas old when the earth was young.
The gloom of lt-aye! the joy of it fills
Love's song wherever it's sung.
'Tis nothing "out this: That a river Sows
Asa woman lives for her lover;
And the sea? who watcheth the waters knows
The likeness he shall discover.
"He makes me very tired" said the cynical
literary man of all work in reference to a great
writer. "He makes me very tired and I avoid
him whenever I can."
"And yet you believe in athletics," said the
sporting man, "swing dumb bells and clubs, pay
an annnal supscription to the Y. M. C. A.
"Yes. What has that to do with this man
Bibbs, who makes me tired?"
"Lots. Why, he's a mental gymnasium, an op
ponent at singlestick, a set of 9-pound bells,
clnbs, and all the rest combined for yon. You
should meet him when you can and take a
swing at him, and as soon as he tires you lay
him by. It will strengthen your mind, and it
may his, you know." Hepbtbn Johns.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
By a qdeer coincidence Governor Biggs, of
Delaware, employs a secretary named Smalls.
Senator Chandler sailed from London
for New York on the Aurania yesterday after
several months' tour in Europe.
The venerable Dr. Francis Bowen, after 40
years of service, has resigned the Moral Phi
losophy chair at Harvard; bnt will be retained
as emeritus professor.
Ihventor Keely looks old. He has
changed a great deal in appearance during the
last five years, and his hair has turned white.
The effort to keep his great secret has wom
upon him, and his face shows deep lines of
care. He still maintains a confident air, how
ever, when talking about his motor.
Mr. R. D. Blackmoee recently appeared in
court as complainant against a man who had
stolen 525 worth of his pears; and had the cul
prit locked up lor three months. Mr. Black
more is better known at Teodington as a mar
ket gardener than as the author of some of the
most charming of cotemporary works of
Baron Hirsch has purchased Houghton
Hall, the ancient seat of the Walpoles, from
the Marquis of Cholmondeley for the snm of
$1,500,000. Houghton Hall is not far from
Sandringham, the country house of the Prince
of Wales. One hundred and fifty years ago it
was one of the most popular places in the
Chauncey Jacobs, of Boston, "the king of
bank sneaks," according to his own statement,
has stolen between 1400,000 and $500,000, and
gambled every cent of it away. He is an expert
in pulling money through cashier's windows.
He says he once won $16,000 in a single night at
faro.and at another tune won su),ooo on a single
Dr. Julius Weizsacker, Professor of His
tory at the University of Berlin, who died re
cently in Kissingen, was 62 years old. He de
voted himself chiefly to the study of the mid
dle aces. His principal work is the "Acts of
the Reichstag in the Time of King Wenzel,"
which is looked npon as an authority in Ger
many. He was a member of the Academy of
Sciences in Munich and Berlin, as well as of
many other societies. Ho was extremely popu
lar among hi3 pupils, many of whom, owing to
his excellent directions, have already become
Second-Hand Throno For Sale.
From the New York Trlbune.l
You can get the throne of Hawaii for a trifle
of $800,000, perhaps less if you pay cash down.
The throne is in good condition, having been
recently upholstered with the best curled hair.
The crown and tho scepter, both as good as
new, will be thrown in, as King Kalakaua would
like to go outof the King business if somebody
will make it worth while for him to withdraw.
At least the Hawaiian dicky birds say so.
Where Chicago Excels.
From the Detroit Free Press.l
Out of 82 samples of milk tested at Chicago
ail but one were found to be adulterated. No
otber city can boast of poorer milk, and that's
another' something for Chicago to holLout as
an inducement to newcomers.
A Trick Worth Knowing.
From the Baltimore American.
. General.Greely ought to send agents to Brazil
to get a few points on the nuickest way to ston
longana successive rains.
AN INGL0K10US CABMB ENDED.
The Parnell Commission's Public Sittings
nt Last Are Over.
1ST CABLE TO TOT DISPATCH.!
London, November a-To-day the special
Parnell Commission terminated its inglorious
career, as far as public sittings are concerned,
and the jndges will immediately commence
preparing their report upon charges bronght
against the Irish members. The proceedings
have been deadly dull, with only an occasional
variation in the monotony, since Pigott ap
peared and disappeared so dramatically from
the scene, and the close to-day was entirely
devoid of interest.
An industrious reporter who was present at
every sitting has compiled some curious sta
tistics. During the 129 days the commission
sat the President expressed an opinion, ad
dressed observations to the court or witness,
or made casual remarks 621 times. Sir Archi
bald Smith 402, and Sir John Day only -once,
and that at the very beginning of the inquiry.
Irrespective of questions addressed to wit
nesses, the Attorney General made 602 observa
tion? of a varied nature and Sir Henry James
426, sir Charles Russell Jip.ine- close UDOn the
heels of the latter, with 421, while Mr. Davitt
offered 120, Mr. Bigger 46, Mr. Sexton 9, and
Mr. Parnell no more than 5.
Exactly 500 witnesses were called, to whom
98,267- Questions were put. Of the witnesses
called, 28 were named O'Connor, 24 Walsh, 22
Murphy, 16 Burke, 14 Sullivan and Kelly, and
11 O'Brien, while the names of no fewer than
45 places commencing with Bally were men
tioned in the course of the evidence.
LIVING LIKE A LORD.
A Fast Youth Who Had Lots of Fan
Spending; Stolen Money.
ISFECIAL TXLE1BAM TO TBI DISrATCR.I
Denver, .November 23. Among the more re
cent arrivals in Denver Is an exceedingly hand
some young man named George Corydon,of Wil
mington, Del. Among the things that accom
panied the young man was a mandolin, a big
bulldog, an express rifle, a box 'containing
nearly 8,000 Turkish cigarettes, and upward of
$30,0U0 in gold coin and greenbacks. All of
these things excepting the bulldog and the
mandolin Johnny stole from his wealthy father.
who owns and operates a cotton goods factory
at Wilmington. Just how the lad obtained
possession of such a large boodle does not ap
pear. He distributed his wealth with a lavish
hand, and has been enjoying himself as can
only a young man to whom the wickedness of
the world is an attraction. The apartments he
occupied were sumptuously furnished, partly
with his money, and the delicacies such as
wines, dears, fruits and sweatmeats with which
hekept himself surrounded wcreplentiful and
of the most expensive variety. His guests of
the gentler sex were not noted for their moral
ity. The young man's life of luxury was not des
tined to last long. The father, although
wealthy, was unwilling to part with such a
large snm, and through tne assistance of de
tectives the son was to-day arrested and part of
the money recovered.
TEAMPS HOLD A CONTENTION.
Knights of (he Road Meet, Relate Experi
ences and Ini Resolutions.
tEFXCIAT, TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
Wixkesbaehe, November 23. A conven
tion of tramps was held in the old Dundee
breaker, near Nantieoke, a few days ago. The
call for the meeting was issued last September
by John A. Allen.formerly a Cincinnati hatter,
but for tho past eight years a "knight of the
road." The old breaker was put In good repair,
and over 640 Invitations sent put, the largest
nnmber to be distributed in the vicinity of
Allentown, where tramps are very numerous.
Advance guards began arriving earlv last week.
Thoy were from all parts of the State, of every
color and complexion and had served appren
ticeships at all sorts of trades. These set to
work, put together all the money they had and
began preparations for the feeding and enter
tainment of the delegates on their arrival.
On Thursday morning 38 tramps had regis
tered and sat down to the banquet. Allen de
livered the address of welcome, and pro
pounded tho question, "Why are we tramos?"
The visitors responded, and related their ex
periences. The meeting concluded with the
adoption of a resolution against monopolies
and a declaration of a purpose to stand to
gether for mutual protection.
MEDICAL MEN PEPLEXED.
uuaccuuniaoio Actions or immps in a
lejfo Dissecting Koom.
16PECIAL TELECHAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
St. Louis, November 23. The American
Medical College, at 407 South Jefferson avenue,
is tho scene, according to the Statement of an
eye-witness, of a nightly phenomenon which is
perplexing the faculty to account for. About
a week ago the body of a man about 50 years
was brought to the college for dissection. As
soon as Dr. J. L. Ingram, the demonstrator of
anatomy, wonld approach the body it is stated
that the lights in the dissecting room would go
out On being relit the gas would burn
brightly until another attempt was made to cut
the body, when the gas would flicker and die
out. Lamps, it is stated, have been-procured,
but these also went out at the first attempt to
operate on the body.
Last night the college was closed, and all at
tempts to work on the body were abandoned.
There are several young lady students, who
were found huddled in a croup in the hall at
the head of the stairs. One of the number,
Miss Alice Smith, the reporter was informed,
fainted last night and had to be carried from
the dissecting room.
BUEIE1) ON A WELSH ISLET.!
Lord NowborouEh's Last Wishes Carried
Ont to the Letter.
I BY CABLE TO TUE DISPATCH.!
London, November 23. Lord Newborougb,
of Glynlifon, Carnarvonshire, died nearly i8
months ago, leaving instructions to his heirs
that on November 20, 1SS9. his body should be
taken to Bardsey Island, a lonely islet off the
Welsh coast, and placed in a grand mausoleum
which he had Duilt there within sound of the
Atlantic Ocean. The instructions were faith
fully carriec" out last Wednesday.
Newborough's affection for Bardsey was due,
firstly, to the fact that the island has been in
his family's possession, for several centuries,
having been given to one of bis ancestors by
King Edward VI., for conspicuous bravery as
standard bearer at the battle of Norwich, and,
secondly, because according to tradition
20,000 Welsh saints have been'buried there.
Only One Can Win.
From the Philadelphia Press.:
The contest among the Republican candi
dates for .Speaker is becoming animated and In
teresting. Hay the best man win, for oven if
be does, some mighty good men are going to be
And fio the Crnnks Are Happy.
From the Philadelphia Becord.
Tho conflicting stories abont baseball stars
may be a trifle conf using, but one translucent
fact stands out none die and few re-sign.
A Grent Opportunity Neglected.
From the Chicago Tribune.
English syndicates have not succeeded in
buying the City Council of Chicago. They
THE SOUL'S DEFIANCE.
1 said to Borrow's awful storm '
That beat against my breath,
' itage on thou may'st destroy this form,
And lay it low at rest;
But still the spirit that no w brooks
Thy tempest, raging high,
Undaunted on Its fury looks
With steadfast eye. ' '
" I said to Penury's meager train,
"Come on your threats I brave;
liy last poor Ufa drop yon may drain, i
And crush me to the grave;
Yet still the spirit that endures
Shall mock your force the whUe,
And meet each cold, cold grasp of yours
With bitter smile."
I said to cold Neglect and Scorn,
"Pass on I heed yon not:
Ye may pursue ine till my form
And being are. forgot;
Yet still the spirit which you see
Undaunted by your wiles.
Draws from Its own nobility
Its high-born smiles."
I said to Friendship's menaced blow,
. . 'Strike deep my heart shall bear;
r Thou canst but add one bitter woe
To those already there;
Yet still the spirit that sustains
This last severe distress.
Shall smile upon Its keenest pains,
And scorn redress."
I said to Death's uplifted dart,
"Aim sure oh, why uelay?
Thou wilt not find a fearful heart,
A weak, reluctant prey:
For still tho spirit, firm and free,
Unruffled by dismay.
Wrapt in its own eternity, .
Shall pass away."
yMrt. Laxinia Stoddard. S&7-W0.
The Federation of the Republics of the Con
tinent Considered as a Possibility df the
Future Reciprocal Benefits to be
Gained by the Diflerent States.
ICOBBESrONDINCE Or THE DISPATCH.:
Washington, November 22. The obiect of
the. convention of the Congress of the Three
Americas is. of course, to exchange views in re
gard to the mutual interests of the various
countries represented, and to take action which
will promote those interests and bring those
countries into more familiar association, com
mercially if In no other way. Whether there is
any clearly-defined plan lurking in the brain of
any one of the delegates, is not yet developed.
It is to be assumed that each one has his own
device for the aggrandizement of his own
country, and, through it, of all the others, as no
matter what is done it must have reciprocal re
sults. Whether any one takes, or will take,
that broad, "universal" view of things, sug
gested by the name "Pan-American," is doubt
ful. Politicians and diplomats are bronght to
see only by the march of events, by force of
circumstances that which poets and philoso
phers recognize as inevitable from present
conaiuons mat to otners are Incomprehensible.
Poet economists of France and Germany saw
long yearsago that competition would result in
combination and consolidation, but it required
periods of bitter experience to teach the lesson
to even the greatest of "financiers."
The "parliament of man" and the "federa
tion of the world" have been foretold by philos
ophers, economists and imaginative writers for
hundreds of years, and yet it is only in the
closing days of the second 2,000 years of that
period of modern times known as the Christian
era, that a congress of the States of almost an
entire hemisphere meet together to talk of
general interests; and even if there dwell in
the mind of some members of that congress a
dream of a grand hemispherical federation, he
wonld fear to speak of It, thinking it might be
looked on as the chimera of a "crank." Yet
the federation of all the States of the Western
Hemisphere is certain to be one of the consum
mations of tho near future. Not their federa
tion under one Government, but their union in
purpose, in sentiment and practical co-operation
in all that may conduce to the progress
and development of the whole, instead of a
policy that tends to develop the stronger at the
vAicuao uj. iue weajter.
Republicanism Must Triumph.
Tho Woodless revolution in Brazil cannot go
backward. There may be a fl urry of revulsion
of feeling, if the conduct of the representatives
of the new system be not altogether satisfac
tory, but at any rate the monarchy is at an end,
and any other than the republic will bo but a
temporary affair. The repnbllcanizing of
Canada and other provinces of British America
are as certain to follow within a few years as
night is to follow day. When the first news of
the reality of a revolution in Brazil was received
here I remarked to a ctttzen of Montreal, stop
ping at one of our hotels: "That Is the knell of
death to monarchical rule in the Ameticas, to
the very last'shrcd and semblance ot it." The
Canadian laughed derisively and insinuated
that the experiment of republicanism in the
United States was not so beneficent to the
masses as to make other countries anxious to
sign their names to the roll of republics.
Yet he had hardly laughed out his laugh be
fore there came from Canada the first notes of
the new republican movement which must in
evitably be the result of the revolution in
Brazil, and it requires nothing ot the spirit or
prophecy to foretell that within the next ten
years every American State that now pays
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'"" '" c.mc. uiuuBjr or iuyai.y to ine riaicu
lous system of hereditary rule, founded on
what might be called the almost idiocy of the
masses, will have become republicanized.
In that day, if not soonsr, win be accom
plished theederatlon of the American States.
It will come because the tremendous possibili
ties of modern invention in the development
and association of countries not separated by
antagonistic governments and by the ambitions
of rulers and direct opposition of interests,
will lead with irresistible force to the closest of
intimacy for the common good and for pro
tection aeainst the intrusion for selfish inter
est of those countries which are less pro
gressive, which, by reason of the vast com
petitive population of laborers, puts its
products on the market at the least possible
cost and therefore tends to prevent or retard
the independence, the self-development, of the
newer countries, and to reduce the better pay
ol labor in those countries to the level of the
"pauper labor of Europe."
It may be that the delegates to the "Pan
American Congress," who are hero to consult
in regard to those interests are unconscious of
it, bnt this hemispherical federation Is in the
air. It will not accomplish all that is wanted
by the poets who foresee the "federation of
the world." It may not be what i3 desired by
tho modern economist, or what he knows will
be tho outcome of the industrial conditions
that have revolutionized production and must
revolutionize the system on which production
and the individual acquisition of wealth are
A Grand International Union.
With the vast field for expansion in this new
world we may not be forced toward that final
industrial revolution with the speed that
marks the movement in the older and mors
crowded countries. Bat it may be that the
wisdom of the capitalist class will see that a
tremendous expansive movement is absolutely
necessary as an outlet for the complaining
classes, to keep them a few years longer from
formidable attempts at the overthrow of the
entire capitalist system.
Aside from these considerations, however,
the vast benefits possible from the closest com
munication and reciprocity between the com
plete roster of Republics of the Western
Hemisphere which is soon to be, will stimulate
the movement for federation. With everv
State and Province freed from the influence of
monarcnism; with Cuba a free, separate and
sovereign State; with British America trans
formedjnto several independent or federated
Republics; or, perhaps, drawn into the federa
tion of the United States, the lmpnlseCtoward
the hemispherical federation will be strength
ened a tbousand-fold. Then, if not before, the
movement will come for a Parliament of all
the Americas, composed of a fixed nnmber of
representatives from each one of the Repub
lics, or a various and variable number based on
the population, probably by appointment ot
the Presidents of each of the Republics and
by confirmation of their Legislatures.
How Business Wonld be Benefited.
Tho Parliament would necessarily be perma
nent in its sittings, taking recesses from time
to timc.and reassembling at anytime at the call
of the premier. It would have charge of all
international business, arbitrate all disputes,
discuss all projects for the development of the
various countries of the federation, formulate
treaties and suggest international projects and
international laws for the action of the legis
latures of the various Republics.
The natural and speedy result of such a fed
eration and s uch a Parliament would' be the
construction of means for the most rapid and
thorough inter-BeDUblic communication. Each
Republic wonld willingly contribute its quota
for the establishment of lines of steamships
and railroads that would penetrate to every
port and to every part of the federation. At
the common expense an international railroad
would bo constructed connecting'the north
ern and southern continents, and tapping-
every part oi ooia oi mem wim its iriDutaries.
No people or country of the federation would
be "out of the world." No place that could'
contribute to the common good would be left
out. Projects for the more local canals, rail
ways and steamship lines would be discussed
by the Parliament, and inter-Republic plans
and questions tormulated by it for ratification
by the countries immediately interested, and
it necessary by the federation at large.
Commercial and Social Advantages.
The commodities of one country would, be
quickly and safely transported to any otber
country, and without "tax or tariff. Asnrplus
of labor in one State could be readily trans
ported to another State where it was wanted,
and doubtless it wonld be found beneficial to
all countries to have such labor transported
free. No class or group of workers would feel
that they were expatriating themselves by
going from one country to another more than
they now do when they go from one of, oar
States to another. The circumscribed and
wronged and exploited colored population of
our Southern States would find an outlet and
distribute themselves naturally, and not feel in
doing so that they were divorcing themselves
from the land where they weroa enslaved and
the land which made them free. '
There would be a common impulse for the
grandest possible development of all the coun
tries of the federation, as there is now in our
federation of States for the development of
every part of every State. Of course there
would be a common circulating medium.
Paper money or coin would have common
denominations and common value, and that ot
one Republic would pass without loss of value
in any other Republic
One Viae for All.
Over the flag of each Republic would float
the flag of the federation. An insult to it would
be an insult to a hemisphere of united Repub
lics. Against a foreign foe the federation would
be Invincible. An injury to the suial'est of tho
Republics would mean an Immediate demand
for reparation from a. population that within a
few years will number 200,000,000 of the most
progressive and .aggressive human beings In
the world. The navies of the federation would
be able to crush any force that could possibly
Come against them. Tbe association of the
Republics would soon result m a merchant
marine that would practically carry the com
merce ofthe world. ,
St is in. such a consummation as this that
King Capitalism will reach his supreme glory,
previous to his complete absorption Into that
latter and more universal federation which
will be indeed the realization of the "Parlia
ment of man" and tbe "federation of tho
world." when all tbe people shall own all things
for all the people, operate them forall the peo
pla. when necessities, comforts and luxuries id
wholesome fullness shall be enjoyed alike by
all the people, and when the creature who now
lives and luxuriates on tbe sweat and blood
and misery of human beings shall have per
ished forever from the face of the earth.
KEW YOKE ffEWS BOTES.
Eevenso Through a Friend.
tNXW YOBI SUItXAU SPECIALS. 1
New York, November 23. John Rnst, alias
Baker, was a confederate of John Greenwald,
the murderer of Lyman S. Weeks. At the trial
of Greenwald, he testified for the State against
his old paL Greenwald was angered by the
treachery of his former friend, and several
times made a scene in court by threatening to
get even with him. As Greenwald was sen
tenced to be hanged December 6, Baker had
reason to feel pretty safe from all his efforts at
.revenge. He was not, however. In jail Green
wald got acquainted with Joseph Jackson, a
colored man, whom he made promise to shoot
Bust down at his first opportunity. Yesterday
morning Jackson was released. Late last night
he went to Rust's room, called him out into
the corridor and shot him in tbe stomach. He
was arrested 2U minutes later,and acknowledged
he did tbe shooting to avenge Greenwald.
This morning, in Court, be took it back. Ho
was committed. Rust will recover.
Celery Raisers Moving East.
The owners of the celery beds in Kalamazoo,'
Mich., have decided to move them to the "great
meadows" m Warren county. Nl J. These
"meadows" consist of about 60,000 acres of
swamp land on each side of the Lehigh and
Hudson Railway. They are covered with bos
grass. They are owned by the State, which, by
way of experiment, drained and cleared several
acres of the swamps a few years ago. The re
claimed land Is the richest in New Jersey, and
produces wonderful quantities of vegetables to
the acre. The Michigan capitalists will shortly
complete their arrangements to prepare large
tracts of tbe "meadows," near the Pequest
river, for celery culture.
Ho Will Sue Uncle Sara.
State Attorney General Tabor has decided to
sue Uncle Sam for $124,000 on behalf of the
Castle Garden Commissioners. The Commis
sioners think this amount due the State of New
York under the contract of 18S3 with the Treas
ury Department. The contract provides that
the expense of caringfor Immigrants shall come
out of ,the national fund, as shown by tho
monthly vouchers sworn to by the Commis
sioners. According to the Commissioners,
Uncle Sam, through the Secretary of the Treas
ury, has refused to reimburse them for their
expenditures under this agreement.
An Old Gaae With Variations.
John.O. Hall, of Rockaway, was induced by
two casual hotel acquaintances to-day to go
with them to Morristown. N. J., ostensibly to
play a lottery. They took him to a house on
the outskirts of the village, and, after the usual
preliminaries, persuaded him that be only
needed to show 31,160 as a guarantee in order
towinJ6000. Mr. Hall hurried to the Morris
town Bank, drew $L1S0, and with it returned to
the house. In an instant one of the men had
snatched tho money from his hand. "Here,
here," said Mr. Hall; "what does this mean?"
"Stop; don't say a word," said the confederate;
"my wife is lying at the point of death In the
next room, and if you make any noise you will
be Responsible for her death." Then, turning
to the man who had taken the money. "Yon
scoundrel, how dare you rob an honest man in
my house? I will not allow you to take his
money. You must return It." At this the two
bunko men grappled, and, what appeared to the
guileless Mr. Hall to be a life and death strug
gle followed. He was very much frightened
lest murder should be committed, and ran out
of the house to summon help. When he re
turned the men were gone. Bo was the Jl.ISO.
So was the dying wife, because she sever had
flections for Postmasters.
Roswell P. Flcwer, Congressman 'and per
ennial candidate for the Democratic Presl
dental nomination, to-day announced his In
tention to introduce a unique bill or constitu
tional amendment before the next Congress.
The purpose of his bill or amendment will be
to make postmasters. Internal Revenue col
lectors and Custom House employes elective
officers. "Postmasters, for Instancs," said Mr.
Flower to-day, "are as much local officers as
Mayors, Aldermen, Supervisors, eta, and they
shonld be elected by the people they serve.
The people who get their mail at the cost-
office should, be allowed to say who shall be
their postmaster. Then, according to the bill
of tho constitutional amendment, which I pro
pose tb introduce, the President would have
power to remove an officer who failed to at-)
tend to nis duties or who proved to be corrupt.
After the removal tbe people should hare the
power to select a successor, just as they do In
case of elective offices now. The election of
Federal office-holders every four years wonld do
away with the office-holding class entirely. No
change need be made in the details of office
holding. The holders should be kept under
bonds, as usual, and the Government should
see that the bonds are paid In case of der
eliction." As regards relieving the President
and purifying the civil service, Mr. Flower
claims the same advantages for his proposed
system that the civil service reformers claim,
Committed Salrldo to Feed His Fatally.
On a pile of rubbish In a vacant lot on Second
avenue, between. Nlnety-socond and Ninety
third streets, to-day, tbe driver of a coal cart
discovered the dead body of a man. A box of
rat poison was found beside the body. In a
pocket was found this note addressed to his
' NEtrYoax, November 22.
Mr Dxas Wife asd child rku:
I will never see you again, as my end has come
and I must depart, Oh, it pains me, hut I can't
help it. Get that money of the society which I
belong to, and the insurance on my life. I am
going to die. It' is better than going to the peni
tentiary. ADAH KXTSEB.
Keyser was a German, about 35 years old. He
leaves a wife and two little children. Hehaa
been employed for several years as a clerk in
Keeker's Croton 'Flour Mills, la Cherry street,
but left because he said the work was too hard
for him. On Friday morning Keyser left home,
saying that he was going to look for another
place. He did not return. It is supposed that
In Keysets reference to tbe penitentiary he
meant to say that ha did not propose to be
driven by want to theft. Mrs. Keyser believes
he committed suicide through despondency.
A good cat-and-several-kittens story comes
from the Wheeling postofilce. It seems that
when the stamp clerk opened tbe safe in his
department about 7 o'clock Monday morning, a
cat that has lived around the building for a
long time stepped out and began to stretch
herself. She had been in tbe safe since Sun
day morning at 10 o'clock, about 21 hours, and
as tho compartment sbe occupied was sir tight
she bad the air therein pretty well worked
over, and it was getting somewbistale. The
cat bad evidently gotten lonesome during its
confinement and was rather scarce ot amuse
ments to pass the time away, fyr when the
clerk went to take out some stamps he found
four small kittens snuggled together m the
A maw of Van Wert county, O., on a bet
wheeled a barrow containing ISO cats three
miles throngh a muddy country road.
Two hearts and two livers were taken fromf a
"chicken killed at Lock Hayen recently.
The watch dogs owned by'W. K. Lesher, of
Pottstown, were chloroformed by thieves, who
robbed his store.
An expectant rural citizen appeared In
Chambersburg with a border raid certificate
for S300, which he understood would be cashed
by the'Raid,Commisslon, which was In session
Air unknown lelssors-grinder at Sinking
Spring dropped dead just as he was about to
pay for a drink at tbe hotel. He had already
disposed of the liquor, and the betel lrseyer
wasted to. hold his grisrifatg BtaeUae to Hear
CUEIOUS COKDEKSATIOKS." ;
Montezuma, Ga., boasts of ft dog "with
five well-developed feet."
Trailing arbutus blossoms were gathered
in Camden. Me., few days ago.
Two inmates of the Milwaukee alms
house, the man aged 72 and the woman aged 73,
were married one day last week.
A large snowy owl perched on the spire
of a Catholic church in Philadelphia the other
day and sat there until nearly night,
There is a young giantess 6 ieet 8 inches
high, said absolutely to be only 12 years old. on
exhibition in London. She is a Don Cossack.
O. S. lower, of Auburn, went out hunt
ing last week and bagged a 900-pound wild
boar. Its tusks measured 13 inches long and
were as white as ivory.
A Cincinnati paper, in speaking of
Wood, arrested the other day for connection
with the ballot-box forgery case, says: "Wood
Is a short, decidedly fat man, dreised in Times
Star and Evening fost." An error in the
A railroad dog, who travels steadily
with his master in the cab of a Denver and Rio
Grande locomotive, is said to be highly valor
able in many ways. He can scent cattle on the
track whan they cannot be seen and drives
them oil when they are indisposed to get off.' -
The Bishop of St Asaph's in Wales ap
peals to English churchmen to help the clergy
of the diocese, whose resources have been
nearly cut off by the tithe agitation. "Starva
tion," he tays, "is an ugly word, but it repre
sents the condition to which several ol the
Welsh clergy have been reduced."
Dog stories are on s fair road to rival
those told by fishermen. The latest candldata
for popular recognition is that FredStendl was
out shooting near Milton, Ore., the other diy;
when he shot his dog. For a moment be was
too much overcome to see what he had done,
and before he had recovered himself the ani
mal, a black retriever, had come up to him,
bringing in his mouth bis own tall, which had
been shot clean off.
An - almost miraculous escape from
death Is reported from Jackson county, Ga.
Last Saturday two men were working in front
of a circular saw, when one of them reached
over to remove a chip from behind it. The saw
caught his sleeve and dragged him over the
shafting. Bound and round he went until his
fellow wOrKtnan could run and stop the ma
chinery. When he was taken out not a scratch
or bruise was found upon his body, but the
saw had torn every thread of clothing off him,
Whether the Norsemen really discov
ered and settled New fhigland m the eleventh
century or not Prof. ben Norton Horsford.
of Cambridge, will have it so. He has just
erected at his own expense a massive tower at'
Waltham, Mass., to mark what be believes, ia
without doubt the site of the ancient city of
Nornmbega. This old stronghold the professor
located as the place whore 'the Norsemen
stayed for a long time before they abandoned
it on account of the hostility of the "Skrael-
Ings," as tbe natives of the region are called in
the old Sagas.
A question having been raised as to the
oldest living member ot the Grand Army of the
Republic, tbe honor seems to belong to EUsbav
Mills, Sr., who served in the Fifty-seventh
Indiana Regiment. He was bom October ft?'
1804, enlisted at Richmond, IncL, in August,
1S6L and now lives at Farmland, Randolph
county, and belongs to Moses Heron Post, G.
A. R., No. 261. This veteran, now ia his 88th
year, participated in the battles of Shiloh and
Corlntb, wis under fire in all for 15 days, and
took part In the marches and hardships of his
regiment until September, 1863, when, from
sickness and age, he was compelled to leave the
A donkey shot a man in Bridgeport,
Conn., the other night The donkey belonged
to Bartholomew's Kqulne Aggregation, and his
business was to fire a pistol by pulling a trig
ger with his teeth. In this instance the donkey
fired a cannon, which it was intended that one
of the trained horses should discharge. The
stage manager had his back toward the
ordnance, and, the charge and wadding strik
tnjjhim, hustled him over the footlights and
upon the head ofHerr Strut, of tha orchestra."
The stage manager was severely hurt, and the
performance temporarily paralyzed. Tbe don- -key,
after bombarding the manager, trotted to
tbe footlights and looked complacently down
on the confusion.
The marriage of Alexander C. Lanier,
ofthe banklngfirm of Wlnslqw. Lanier t Co.,
to Mrs. Stella Bering,' of Indianapolis, which
was celebrated on Thursday, brings to pnblio
notice an unusually romantic story. The bride
groom was a suitor of Mrs. Sering- 40 years aenwi
but when-be proposed tnsniaeshoMoldltteJ
thatsDaJhad already promised herself "this-
nvai, tsamue; Bering, -wrrougn auMM. Bg ? :'
Mr. Lanier was the devoted friend of. the
couple, and remained a bachelor. Both men
became prominent. When Sering died, abont a
year ago, h9 called Lanier and his wife to his
bedside, and his farewell words to the former
were: "iv&are no rears ior tsteua, ior x Know
you will take care of her." The wedding has
proved tae.truth of his opinion.
Victor Poissant, a young electrician of,
Omaha, has a very Ingenious way of killing;
rats. As he has been practicing this method oX
electrocution at Intervals for the past three
years be may be fairly credited with having an
ticipated the New York scientists whs aro now
puzzling themselves and tbe rest of mankind
as to the propriety of, sending Mr. Kemmler
out of the world by the overhead wire system.
The prying rodent Is caught in an ordinary ovaT
trap, the bottom of which is covered with tin,
Mr. Poissant has a small dynamo of his own '
manufacture. One wire, connected with the.
dynamo, is fastened to the tin lining of the trap,,
and another is thrust into tbe prisoner's cell..
The well-known propensity ol a caged rat to do
battle asserts itself, and he seizes the wire be- -tween
his teeth. In so doing he nukes the mis
take ot his life. The circuit is completed, his
jaws close on the wire with a death grip, and
without a squeak and almost without- a quiver
he passes into a state of. eternal desuetude,
Very few persons can truthfully say
that their destiny has been decided' by the.
drawing ot a straw, Edward Spaneenberg, one
of the most successful of the younger attor
neys of Cincinnati, owes much ol the 'good
things that have come to him to such'aa ap. '
parently trivial circumstance. Thettoe"wM
just at the close of the war. Mr. Spmgenberg
and his brother had done service uadar'the
stars and stripes and with their father found
themselves in Denver, then a small place, A
good opening was found for one of the boys,
but which was to stay there was a question.
Neither had a profession. So the good father
prepared two straws and, covering them in bis
fingers, bade each son to pull one. Young1
Edward drew the short one and was obliged to.
return to Cincinnati. He left the West with sw
heavy heart, arrived In Cincinnati, procured
employment without trouble, gained the fancy
of the late W. T. Forrest began to study law. -.
and in a few years ha.', by diligent work, and.
honest methods, bnilded a practice that many
an older attorney would be proud to possess.
Mr. ripangenberg says the short end of the
straw turned after all to be the long end.
WORDS OF WITS AND WAGS.
Like the politician, the dentist must have ,,-
a pnll or he slldethnot along the highroad of busl- .
ness success. PhUadttpMn Inquirer. ' ,
Briggs What would you, consider an, m
an ideal marriage? Mr. S. Peek One where the", "W
wife ii dumb and the husband bIlna.-Tert,, Hj
Uautt HxVTttt, ' " m
Squibs Are you often afflicted irjfiiK
writer's cramp? Penn (x poet) Yes. I haveAsj;'.
constantly.' Bqulbs It makes your band acbe,ij ,;?"
doesn't it? Fenn-It never takes me lathe hand; li
lt's always In the pocketbook. Xaternte" ,;
American. ,' "
She (Boston) Have" yon ever attempted,
todepblogistlcatetbe eephrstle immlselbUltyof J
the pneumatologleal anhydrousuess involved In i '
the mjrioramle protoplasm? '
Be Well, not exactly. Bnt I've eaten serapi'' ,'
pie. Philadelphia Inquirer. ' ,
"What is Coming. First 'Female I sup-i
pose you wUl attend the primary to-night? See-'',
ond Female Ho, 1 guess not. You see, I promised .
my husband I wonld take him to tbe theateri,and '
if I (to back on my word I know I won't a decent. 'iM
meal for a week. ''Terrs Uautt Express,
The secret that bothered ages
And heaped ap history's pases
Is now quite clear to all.
To find it out was a task.
Bat. the Man in the iron Mask
Was an umnlra of baiebalL
Dear Sir: Please inform a constant readsg
how to cure bunions in to-day's Issue. -
TherArfm hnnlAnl tn tO-daV'S USUe. DOT
yesterday's, nor in to-morrow's, norlnanrtbs
u to come, and were yon a caram rK1 r
eonstant reader you wooia ustb trap" "
without being; toltL-PhUadetpMn ttvpttrtr.
"1 will' marry you, Mr. Kav, only oi.one
"Jfame it!"'eaterly responded the youngM
Til submit to anything'." tfej
That we. make our beme with papa la
l.oui uld the beautiful maiden, softly.. tM
With a. deiTialrlni- iroan the XiBsslICKy,
youag man sroped his way to the door aad left sr
Meseaee forever, sao naa mw.wgj
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