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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY. NOV. 26. 1SS9.
FOB FBEE BEIDGES.
The discussion of the free bridge question
in Councils, yesterday, put trie subject
fairly before the people in a way which in
dicates little or no opposition. In view of
the general agreement that the day of toll
bridges iron one part of the city to another
should be ended, the issue becomes one of
the best means to secure that end rather than
of agitation as to the right ol the people to
free passage over the river.
"When the matter has taken that shape an
intelligent and dispassionate study of the
best course to be taken is evidently what is
needed. Nothing is likely to be gained by
hasty action; much in the way of final suc
cess may be lost. 'Whether the city is to buy
the bridges one at a time, or issue bonds for
the condemnation of all together,or whether
the county cannot be called upon to expend
part of the bridge funds in the city as well
as throughout the rural parts of the county,
are all questions worth considering care
fully and deliberately. "When the course
that is most likely to secure the fullest suc
cess is decided upon, there Eeems to be little
donbt that the vote in Councils will be prac
tically unanimous in its favor.
Thus the movement has early arrived at
the stage where calm and dispassionate con
sideration of the means is needed rather than
general agitation as to the desirability of the
end aimed at.
pointed out, the patience and consideration
of the depositors of the Lawrence Bank,
together with their belief that the
misfortune of that concern was the re
sult of mistakes of judgment rather
than of willful wrong-doing, has
modified and tempered the tone of criti
cism. Yet if it is to be assumed that the
depositors will, as the officials promise,
come out whole or nearly whole, it can be
seen how the course of Cashier Hoerr in
leaving his post raised unnecessarily doubts
and suspicions which probably more than
any other developed incident o! the affair
has caused anxiety to the creditors. The
lesson which experience teaches in all such
cases is that where a concern in banking or
other business unfortunately meets re
verses the preparation of a full statement to
accompany the notice of suspension Is one
of the wisest possible steps.
it is happily seldom that occasions of the
sort arise; yet, when such a rare and unde
sirable contingency does occur, it is better
to see it met in a cool, sensible and
courageous way than to leave creditors to
harassing and painful speculation on the
various manner of possibilities. Such sus
pense is sometimes more wearing and pain
ful than the actual loss.
Ewe, ' rssSiaPATsTojBwimm
have plunged many an American; and
from such plays as "ilttle Lord Fauntle
roy," "The Mountebank," ana a dozen
others whoso popularity is great ho might
have drawn comfort, refreshment and
knowledge for himself. Even in the ligbter
class of plays, the comio operas, farces and
cheap melodramas, very little absolutely
harmfuMs to be found, and the tendency Is
assuredly upward and to much better things.
There are Vulgar and immoral "plays, and
Tub Dispatch takes pleasure in thump
ing them wherever they are found, but we
also believe that a great many plays are in
fluential for good, and still more that do
nothing bnt entertain, which after all is in
most instances the first function of the
drama.
The Speakership contest is 'In full blast
at Washlncton. There are reasons to believe
that the complaint ot Congressmen with refer
ence to the dry and temperance plan on which
the canvass of the opposing candidates was
conducted, is no longer well founded.
A DEM0CBATIC LEASEE'S DEATH.
The death of ex-Senator Pendleton, at
Brussels, yesterday, terminates the life of
another political leader whose career formed
a prominent part of our politics during the
past decades. Mr. Pendleton's prominence
in politics goes back to the time of the
Civil War, when his Southern proclivities
made him prominent among the, peace
Democrats and secured his nomination on
the same ticket with General McClellan, as
an attempted union of the war and peace
Democracy. Perhaps the same prejudice
against the Republican financial policy was
the cause of his soft money principles from
1867 to 1870. After the settlement of these
questions. Senator Pendleton's influence in
the Democracy was broad and clean. No
scandals ever smirched his record and his
influence and legislative work were cast
against the spoils system in politics. It is
a public misfortune that the Democratic
'leadership, in Ohio especially, has passed
away from the hands of men of the Pendle
ton and Thurman stamp.
THE ST0ET OF THE EXPIOEEES.
The latent installment of news from Stan
ley gives more details concerning the piv
otal events ot his expedition than have be
fore been known. It is learned from the
letters now published that Emin was not a
prisoner of the Mahdists, and the claim of
Osman Digtna that he was, is thus relegaled
to the list of Soudanese lies. The Governor
of the Equatorial Province was imprisoned
by a revolt of his own men, who were in
cited to that act by the report that Stanley
intended to carry them off into slavery. The
attack of the Mahdists restored the muti
neers in a certain degree to their allegiance;
and, after Stanley had waited for a month,
Emin and a large share of his people joined
him.
The termination of such an enterprise by
the safe arrival at the coast, of the two ex
plorers and their followers, will occasion
universal rejoicings. Both men have stories
to tell that raise them to the rank of heroes.
One has maintained civilized government in
the heart of Africa for years after the entire
Sondan had revolted. The other has termi
nated a wonderful career of African ex
ploration by three unparalleled marches
through unknown countries, for the rescue
of his companion. Civilization has rarely
welcomed back two men from the unknown
regions of barbarism with more world wide
pleasure than will greet the return of Stan
ley and Emin.
The wool growers speak out for Mo
Kirilej in full confidence that his protection
ism is all wool and an indefinite number of
yards wide.
The news which comes from the Quaker
(Jity is calculated to make the average poli
tician stand up and tear his hair. We are told
that Mr. Field, the newly appointed post
master, has declared that the civil service law
will be strictly carried out. both in letter and
spirit, in the administration ot the post
office. Beyond that, as the record of Mr.
Ridgway is examined, it begins to dawn npon
the political mind that the gentleman comes
very near being a hated Mugwump. The
knowledge that the offices are in such hands
accounts for the recent expression among the
politicians of the opinion that the administra
tion is a failure.
BEATING THE TBTJST8.
The contest of the "Western farmers with
the combination that has bought up the en
tire supply of twine to bind grain sheaves,
like that of Southern planters against the
Baeging Trust, has reached a point which
leaves the men who dug the pit in the hole
themselves. The Illinois State Grange of
fered 510,000 for a machine to bind grain
with straw; and one has been produced
which does the work thoroughly. Conse
quently the twine monopolists find them
selves with a stock of their staple on hand;
and the people whom they had intended to
squeeze are in a fair way to be supplied
with something else equally good.
It is rather amusing to see how some of
our esteemed cotemporarles are so muddled
by the disposition of the day to turn every
thing into a possible monopoly, as to see in
the fact that the inventor refused to sell his
patent for 510,000 an evidence that another
monopoly will be established. The Phila
delphia Ledger says: "The grangers will
now have to pay tribute to the inventor of
the straw binder instead of the Twine Trust.
The next time they offer a prize of this kind
they shonld get a transfer of patent rights
from .all competitors before making the
award." This implies an inability to see
that the new invention will come into direct
competition with the twine combination.
Of course the owner of the patent has a lim
ited monopoly in its manufacture under our
patent laws; but that cannot prevent it from
coming into such competition with the use
ef binder twine as to bring both down to the
level of reasonable prices.
All these events tend to show the truth of
what The Dispatch has preached again
and again, that any combination that puts
up prices without having some lever to shut
off outside competition only offers a pre
mium ou such competition.
A SWEEPING EELnciIOH.
The report of the Secretary of "War makes
a sneeping reduction in the estimates for
river and harbor improvements which will
be likely to fill the heart of the average
Congressman with nearly as much disgust
as the alleged delay ih handing out the
offices. The reduction of the estimate for
public works from $13,500,000 to 3,600,000
this year, is certainly a radical one, and
foreshadows an attempt on the part of the
administration to secure a decided change
of policy in this department of expenditure.
The change of policy is needed; but it
would be wiser to direct it to the abandon
ment cf mill-dam and goose-pond improve
ments and the expenditure of more money
ou works of national character. The coun
try can well afford to expend money on the
improvement of real water highways and
the protection of its harbors; bnt the small
grabs which are log-rolled into the river
and harbor bill should be eliminated.
ACTION IN EMERGENCIES.
It is not surprising, perhaps, that bank
officers sometimes lose their presence of
mina in those rare cases where tbey happen
to be conlronted by danger to their particu
lar institution. Yet almost every suspen
sion shows thatjhe crisis in question is the
precise one in which cool deliberation is the
one thing most needed. As heretofore
EX-FEESHJENTS AND THETR TOES.
Ex-President Cleveland's reference the
other day to the discussion as to what should
be done with our ex-Presidents calls at
tention to the fact that the matter very
easily solves itself, as is shown in the fact
that the two living ex-Presidents are adopt
ing the sensible American course of living
useful and honorable lives as private
American citizens. "Whatever jeers may be
aimed at Mr. Haves' present avocations, no
one can say with any truth that his pursuits
are not honorable, useful or dignified. Mr.
Cleveland's return to the practice of lawwas
as sensible as that of President Arthur before
him; and whether or not Mr. Cleveland en
tertains political ambitions for the future it
is certain that his course iu taking up a
regular occupation was iu strict accordance
with the Democratic theories of govern
ment. Mr. Cleveland's epigrammatic solution of
the question, that the way to dispose of ex
Presidents is to give them an equal chance
with other men to earn their living, is
good as far as it goes; but it might be ex
tended. There is no reason why ex-Presi-dehts
should not enter useful and honorable
pursuits of business; and it is also true that
there is no reason why they should not have
an equal chance to engage in political lite
again, if called there by legitimate and hon
orable influences. John Quincy Adams, in
the House of Representatives, after he had
served a term in the Presidency, was not
among the least creditable examples ot how
an ex-President may occupy his life.
In short, an ex-President is an American
citizen one who has won high honor and,
to a greater or less degree, proved his public
worth, but no less possessed of all the rights,
duties and usefulness that attach to any
American citizen of reputation and influ
ence. A WOBD FOB THE THEATER.
On Sunday last Dr. McAllister delivered
an important sermon upon the question of
divorce. In the course of his remarks
he stated that the literature and amusements
of the country were the causes of the preva
lency of divorce. The Dispatch has
already agreed with Mr. McAllister as to
the desirability of uniform national legisla
tion on divorce; and has generally dissented
from that reverend gentleman's assignment
of light literature and the drama as assail
ants of the marital vows.
Now, we will go a step further, and for
the sake of the establishment of trutn, will
examine Dr. McAllister's arraignment of
the drama a little more carefully. Here is
what Dr. McAllister is reported to have
said:
I charge that the dramas presented in the
United States show an utter disregard for the
sacredncss ot the marriage tie. In the plays of
the day, which receive so large attendance and
so much applause, the marital relation is re
garded as ot little account, and nine times out
of ten the situation hinges upon recklessness
of the marriage vows.
If this were true, even for the most part
true, the theater would indeed be a hideous
enemy of the home. But we think Dr. Mc
Allister is in error. From the fact that
some plays are bad, that a fexr of foreign
origin make light of marriage, the learned
doctor has built up a theory that the
modern drama is debasing and especially
dangerous to wedlock. It is really a pleas
ure to be able to say that the drama of to
day is a great deal better than the drama of
any previous period. It is cleaner and
brighter and more wholesome. The plays
of which Dr. McAllister speaks as receiving
so large an attendance and so mnch applause
are in a majority of cases especially free
from the blemishes alleged.
There is nothing like examining things
for one's self, and if Dr. McAllister had
gone to see a few of the representative plays
of the period this season, we think he would
sot have pitched into the drama so vigor
ously. He would have seen "The Old Home
stead" which was almost too good a ser
mon, inculcating honesty, temperance and
home-love, to be a good play; "The Poor
Belation," which illustrated eloquently,
among other good things, the proverbs that
honesty is the best policy and that persever
ance conquers at last; he would have seen
those superb cartoons of man in nature un
der God drawn by one Shakespeare, and ex
pounded by the great Edwin Booth; he
might have realized still more from
the not altogether unobjectionable "A
Possible Case" the awful muddle in
which. our diverse -divorce laws ;
The urgent demand of the creditors of the
Lawrence Bank for a statement is one that is
well founded, A properly managed institution
should certainly be able to show its condition
and to tell why it cannot pay when it ceases to
do so.
That reported Cuban revolution does not
seem likely to amount to much more than cam
paign pledges in the United States do, after
election.
It is interesting to observe that the sug
gestion of HiU and Campbell as the Demo
cratic ticket for 1892, calls out the proposal that
they shall be matched by Alger and Miller on
the Republican. The match would be even in
more ways than one; and with two snch tickets
in the field it would give the masses of the peo
ple a very high premium on getting up a third
party of their own.
A HAPPY OLD HOME
In the One Conducted for Widows In Alio,
abooy.
Tbe ladles connected with the Widows'
Home, in Allegheny, hold their twenty.third
annual meeting yesterday morning. This
branch of benevolent work, when organized
some years ago for the purpose of giving com
fortable rooms and low rents to widows, both
with and without children, conmienced its
career in one house of 24 rooms. Now the
Home includes 16 bnildings, with a roll ot 100
tenants, and even with tbe Increased accommo
dations all applicants cannot be taken care of.
Tbe year just closed, according to the re
port read at tbe meeting by the Secre
tary has been the most satis lac tory one nines
tbe organization. The situation of tbe Home,
corner of Taylor and Sherman avenues, is very
desirable. The buildings are In good repair,
tbe tenants evince a great pride tn caring for
the premises, and a decided interest is taken
bv them in tbe services conducted in the
chapel or the Home. Tbe officers and managers
of this very commendable and flourishing
Home are Mr. F. R. Brunot, President; Miss
M. Herron, Vice President; Mrs. J. B. Herron,
Treasurer; Miss M. M. Presly, Secretary; Miss
E. Orr, Mrs. Hoag. Mr. William Kirkpatrick,
Mrs. J. Gorman and Mrs. L. B. Peterson.
The boom on which the petroleum mar
ket started yesterday morning was, while the
day was still young, turned into a black eye.
"Such," the philosophic Mr. Oargery long ago
remarked, "is life."
IN FOLEY'S HALL.
The St. James Chnrch Will Hold It Annual
Tea Party.
St. James' R. C. Church, West End, will come
to tbe front Wednesday evening with their an
nual tea party. Five magnificent tables will he
spread in Foley's Hall, and tripping tbe light
fantastic will be indulged in during the even
ing at the Young Men's Gjmnasiuni Hall,
which is a beantlfnl building, just completed
at a cost of $3,500. Rev. Father Cosgrave has
devoted considerable time to making tbts event
a great success, and the Committee of Arrange
ments, consisting of Messrs. Conrad Auth, P.
Foley, J. F. Minick, Stephen Madden, Peter
Carlfn, Dennis Ryan, M, B. Rodgers and John
Collins, have also worked with the same end in
view.
The tables, nnder the following named ladles,
are sure to be gems in their way: Mrs. Ryan.
Mrs. Kelleher, Mrs. McBride. Mrs. D. Moloney!
Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Campbell. Mrs. Thomas Har
ebell, Mrs. Agnes Dnean, Mrs. John Carr. Miss
Jennie Carlin, Mrs. O'Toole and Mrs. P. Foley.
A number of youne ladies will assist these
ladles and also take charge of the lemonade
and flower booths.
' Anothee $50,000 train robbery in
Indian Territory proves that financial opera
tions in the far West continue active.
The declaration of the Mexican Financier
that no reciprocity treaty between the United
States and Mexico will be entertained there
that does not involve the admission of Mexican
sugar to this country, will not prove a serious
obstacle to tbe people of this nation. A major
ity of our people have become heartily tired of
having the custom house rnn in the interest of
the Sugar Trust
The proposal by the Secretary of War to
cut down the river and harbor grab $10,000,000
will make the ordinary Congressional states
man surer than ever that this administration
is a failure.
PLEASANT ENTERTAINMENTS.
At Old City Hall tbe Washington Infantry
Has Fnll fc ray.
The "Washington Infantry will doubtless ap
pear in brand new. spick-span uniforms very
shortly, as the proceeds of the series of enter
tainments given by them this week in Old City
Hall are to be applied in that direction. The
first of the series last evening drew a very en
thusiastic audience. Tbe programme, appropri
ately, was composed largely of features refer
ring to tbe past national difficulties and tri
umphs. The dissolving views by T. Be Quincy
Tully were unusually line, and threw in bold
relief familiar scenes and figures of prominent
men tbat brought forth storms of applause.
Tbe musical selections ana recitations were
all nicely rendered, and a full house is pre
dicted for this evening and to-morrow evening.
An entire change of programmes will be made,
with Mr. T. De Quincy Tully still in attendance.
A CONCERT AT CHRIST CHURCH.
The Epworth League Pleased Its Friends
Last Night.
The musicale last evening, under the auspices
of the, Epworth League of Christ M. E.
Church, was a very enjoyable affair. The pro
gramme included a piano solo. "The Concert
Polka," by Miss A. M. Stevenson; a vocal solo,
Touch or a Vanished Hand," by Mrs. W. B.
Wolfe; cornet solo, Mr. A. L. McCalmont;
renor soio, Dy air. iieiuDart, ana a talk on
Florida by Rev. U. E. Felton for tbe first part.
A short social intermission was then taken,
and a vocal solo, "In Sheltered Vale, was ren
dered by Miss Collins; a violin solo by Mr. H.
F. Hetzel; a vocal solo, "Murmuring Zephyrs,"
by Mrs. W. B. Wolfe, and a piano solo by Miss
A.M. Stevenson completed the pleasure of the
evening. Mr. Reinhart Mayer accompanied
the vocalists on the piano.
TO .THE. HONORABLE JOHN.
Wanaranker'a Chiefs or tba P. O. D, Dl
visions, and Their Reports.
Washtnoton. November 25,-Chief, Post
office Inspector E. G. Ratbbone, In his annual
report to the Postmaster General, states that
6,560 complaints were made of losses In tbe
domestic registered mail. Of tbe 3,898 do
mestic and the 7,634 foreign cases regarding
registered matter Investigated and closed dur
ing the year, there were only 207 in which the
losses' contd not be located or a recovery ef
fected. Investigation' led to tbe recovery of
(14,511 75 on account or losses from mail depre
dations, and this was restored to the owners,
Charles F. MacDonalri Knn(trlntnrtmt nf
the Money Order Office or the Postoffico De
partment, in his annnal report, shows the num
ber ot domestic money orders issued daring
the year to have been 10,130,140, which Is an in
crease as compared with the previous year of
1i;2S;,the?monnt. J115.081.M5. a decrease or
$4,067,219. Tbe tees received for domestic
money orders amounted to $933,607. The num
ber of Dostal notes issued during theyaarwas
6,802,720. as against 6.937.434 for tbe previous
?.?.. ,nB, amonr, 812,031,190, a decrease of
&2,268. Fees received for postal notes, S200,
377. Number of International money orders
issued, 821,427. representing 812.280,616, an In.
creae of 61,791 In number and FJS.6616 in
?.mn2il """'her Paid, 281,679. representing
84,490,728: fees received lor international money
orderi", 8151,845. The money order system was
very noarly self sustaining during the past
fiscal year.
Judge James N. Tyner. Assistant Attorney
General for the Postofllce Department, recom
mends several changes in the postal lavs,
notablv, one to require assistant postmasters at
Pretdental offices to give bonds to tbe depart
ment so as to fix their official responsibility;
also for an amendment to give tbe Postmaster
General full authority to designate acting post
masters for offices suddenly made vacant by
death, by the absconding of the Dostniaster.
and in other cases of like emergency. He fur
ther recommends a radical chance In the law
concerning papers and publications so as to
bring all indecent publications found in the
mails (whether pubfabed or pretended to be
published in the Interest of science or not)
within the scope of the law.
The report of Captain N. M. Brooks. Assist
ant Superintendent or the Foreign Mail
Service. Postnfflce Department, shows that
daring the year there were dispatched by sea
683,131 pounds or letters and postal cards, and
3,428,721 pounds or other mail matter. This is
an Increase over the previous year or S918
pounds of letters and postal cards, and 405.(29
pounds of other matter. The estimated num
ber of articles contained in the malls ex
changed with foreign countries, including mails
forwarded overland to Canada and Mexico, and
the amount of postage prepaid thereon are:
Number or articles sent, 93,015.506; number or
articles received. 81,882,210: amount of postage
Pjepaid, 2,190,995; aggregate cost of the service,
687,542.
AT THE THEATERS-
New Ftay
The- cold wave promises to give us the
pleasing, and for a long time past, the novel
variety of weather without mud in it
The defense in the Cronin case having
set up the allegations that there were none of
tbe defendants at the scene of the murder,
that there was no decree against Dr. Cronin,
and that there was no white horse, it only re
mains to be alleged that there was no Dr.
Cronin and consequently that there was no
murder. Then the defense will be complete.
Axothee lineman has been killed by the
electric light wires. But as it was in the quiet
city of Providence, the experts will go on as
suring us that the wires are quite safe.
THE SHANNON-SMITH NUPTIALS.
Pro-
A Private Ceremony at St. Peter's
Cathedral, Allegheny.
The wedding or Miss Mario M. Shannon and
Mr. Lin A. Bmith, son or the late George W.
Smith, was solemnized in St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral,
Allegheny, yesterday afternoon.
Tbe clergyman officiating was Rev. Father
O'Connor, the pastor of St. Peter's. The cere
mony was a very private one, and the young
people departed on an evening train ror Wash
ington, 1). C. Later on in the season they will
embark for Europe and enter upon extended
travels.
Russia testifies her friendship for Ameri
can customs by trying to get a slice of Turkey
to celebrate Thanksgiving, withal.
Ten more cruisers reported to be asked
for this session will put the United States back
into the list of naval powers provided the
limit of expense is not set so low that tbe speed
requirements will have to be reduced and tbe
new vessels be made unable to keep up with
the procession.
The return of the missing cashier per
mits the hope that tbe Lawrence Bank suspen
sion will prove in other respects to" be the ex
ception among bank failures.
"Why not adopt the Montana plan and
avoid trouble by having two Speakers?
The arrangements for the dedication of
tbe Armstrong monument on Thanksgiving
Day indicate that the occasion will do full
honor to the memory of a man whom the work
ing people or Allegheny county have tbe best
reason to hold in affectionate remembrance.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Tun Hon. E. J. Phelps will return to New
Haven soon after Christmas.
Empkess Fredeeice has been studying
archaeology with Scbllemann, in Greece, and
has visited Olympus and Mycenae.
The Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott has just com
pleted bis first term of service as pastor of
Harvard University, a highly successful term.
The Rev. A. D. Mayo has set out from Bos
ton to the South again, on tbe tenth year of his
"ministry of education." Ho will devote this
year to Georgia and Texas.
The Board of Directors of the Tennessee
Coal and Iron Company me t at Ne w York yester
day and elected General R. A Alger, of Michi
gan, a director, in place ot ex-Governor John
C. Brown, or Tennessee, deceased.
Parses Aujert Victor, or Wales, will
leave Madras on December 16, and will cross
the Indian Ocean to Rangoon. From there he
will proceed by Irrawaddy to Prome, Ava and
Mandalay, and will be shown as much of Upper
Burmah as maybe deemed sate by tbe military
authorities.
Aleeady 400 tickets have been sold for the
dinner which will be given by the Americans
in Berlin, under the presidency of Minister
Phelps, on Thanksgiving Day. The further sale
ot tickets has been stopped, as tbe KeIS3rhoff
Hall, in which the banquet will he given, will
not hold more than 400 guests. The only Ger
man guests who will be present at the dinner
are Prince Bismarck, Prince Radzlwell, Prof.
Mommssen and Prof. Curtins. Prince Bis
marck will make a speech.
Social Chatter.
Bueta Vista, North avenue and Arch
street Methodist churches of Allegheny will
unite in their Thanksgivings service at the
North avenue church. Dr. Connor, of the
Arch street church, will deliver the sermon. A
concert will be given in tbe same church under
the auspices of the Young People's Society or
Christian Endeavor. An excellent chorus un
der Prof. Weedin will bo a feature of the'pro
gramme. This evening at McKeesport Dr. and Mrs. T.
L. White will celebrate their tin wedding by
receiving their mature friends from 8 to 10
o'clock, and then a host of belles and beaux
will take possession or the lovely home and en
joy terpsichorean delights until 2 o'clock. The
supper, which makes one's mouth water to
hear of, is under the supervision of Kennedy.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A Frauen
heim, Penn avenue, a very enjoyable evening
was spent last night. Tbe family of Frauen
heini, which is quite an extensive one when
they meet, intend to have, and always do have,
a delightful time. Good music, a supper by
Kennedy, and dancing comprised the pro
gramme of the evening.
Visit Dr. T. Sproull's residence on North
avenne, Allegheny, this evening and, for the
small sum of 20 cents, become informed on all
tbe topics of tbe day and weather.
A meeby party ot friends will eat Thanks
giving dinner with Mr. and Mr. S.S. Pinker
ton, of Fifth avenue and Bldwell street
The second annnal reception of the P. F.
Donahoe Club will take place at Imperial Hall,
New Grant street, December 2, 18S9.
Miss Agnes Ubbes and Mr. Edward C.
Gamer will be wedded to-day.
The Blrd-Dorrance wedding to-day.
THOSE NEGATITE SINNERS.
Corporations That Did Not Swear to Non
Connection With Trusts.
ST.Lotns, November 25. Circuit Attorney
Clever, in an interview to-day with reference to
the proclamation or Secretary of State Lesuer,
revoking tbe charters of a large number of
corporations for failure to comply with the
provisions of the anti-trust law passed by the
last Legislature, said:.
It must not be underitood that the charters of
all these corporations have been revoked because
they belonged to trnsts. They were revoked. In
many Instances, because the corporations bad
failed to make affidavit that theywere not con
nected with the trusts. The intention Is, as 1 un
derstand It, to test the validity or the law,
wnlca will be done either by the corpora
tions asking an injunction to restrain Sec
retary Lesuer from Interfering with their
business, or under qno warranto proceedings. In
stituted apalnst corporations whose charters have
been revoked by the Secretary of State, citing
them to show cause why they should continue
business after their charters have been revoked.
The bt. Louis Stamping Company is amonc the
list of companies whose charters are forfeited.
This company Is the mammoth establishment
of .Nledrlnghaus Bros., of which Congressman
Nledrlnghaus Is the head, and will assume the
burden of resisting the law,
A special from Jefferson City says: Secre
tary oi oiate Lesuer was interviewed to-day
concerning be list of corporations whose
charters have been revokfld for nmuvmnii.
ance with the anti-trust law. He said:
The report that the list contains only the names
of defunct corporations Is not correct. At a rough
estimate, 1 think, rally one-hall are alive. 1 do
not think an vone will say tbat tbe Simmons Hard
ware Company, sickles Saddlery Company, and
Citizens' Cable Hallway, all of St. Louis, are dead.
My Information Is tbat they are alive. They did
not comply with the law In making affidavit of
their non-connection with trusts, pools, etc., and
accordingly I have revoked their charters.
Why
iPENSIONERS GIYEN A TIP.
Assistant Secretary Busier Show
There Was Delay.
Washington', November 25. rjyrus Bussey,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior, has sub
mitted to Secretary Noble a' report of the
operations of his office in the adjudication of
pension claims that are appealed from the de
cisions of the Commissioner of Pensions. Tbe
process of investigation to which pension ap
peals are subjected, says the Assistant Secre
tary, is very thorough, and distinct from the
method applied to the original examination of
claims in the Bureau of Pensions.
A tabulated statement submitted as a part of
the report shows tbat at tba beginning of the
last uaau j ear mere were penaing isu appeals.
During the jear 3,103 appeals had been filed,
making a total of 3,283 cases. Or this number
L388 were considered and disposed or, leaving
L900 appealed cases pending on July L 1889.
On November 1, 1889, this number had been In
creased xo 2,808. Mr. Bussey says:
A number of Important rulings have been made
with a view to broadening and liberalizing de
partmental Interpretations of the law applicable
to numerous meritorious claimants wbose appli
cations for pension had been uniusuy denied,
partly because of technicalities, and partly by
reason of a narrow definition of pension rights.
Assistant Secretary Bnsser, in conclusion,
recommends that the Board or Pension Ap
peals be increased to six members.
THE DRUMMING MOST STOP.
A Sfayor'a Man'date Against Salvationists
Saitnlned by the Conrt.
BLOOin'GToir. Ili, November 23. The Ap
pellate Court at Springfield has rendered a de
cision tn favor of the city of Bloomingtonln its
case against Mrs. Washburne, of the Salvation
Army. The decision establishes tbe right of
cities and towns to protect themselves acalnst
alleged objectionable practices or tbe Salva
tionists. This sect made a practice of parading
the business streets nichtlv, blowing horns and
pounding on au immense bass dram.
Mayor Mason ordered that the drum beating
cease, and when Mrs. Washburne appeared on
tbe streets and violated tbe mandate she was
arrested and fined. The case was taken to tba
Circuit Court, where the decision was affirmed.
It then went to the Appellate Court and har
agaln been affirmed.
FREE COINAGE DEMANDED.
Nothing- Else Will Satisfy the Delegates to
tba Silver Convention.
ST. Louis, November 25. A large number of
the delegates to the National Silver Conven
tion, to be called to order at 10 o'clock to-morrow
morning at Music Hall, arrived in the city
by last night's and this morning's trains. On all
sides the convention is hailed as one of the
most successful national movements inaugu
rated for years. It is the general opinion that
It has already advanced sliver at least 4 cents
an ounce, and it is a frequently heard predic
tion tbat the white metal will go to 81 before
Christmas.
The creditor class of tbe East, it is claimed.
Is alarmed and is already willing to accept as a
compromise tbe coinage of 84,000,000 a month,
or double tbe amount now being turned out
The tilver men now in tho city, however, are
opposed to any compromise. They demand full
and free coinage, and will stand on tbat line un
til they secure It They expect the fight to be a
long one, but they expect the first results be
fore tne ena oi me year.
KICKING AT THE LAW.
Canadian Musicians Object to Being Barred
Oat of Port Haroa.
tSPECIAI. TILXaBAM TO TIT DISPATCn.J
Ottawa, November 25. Representations
have been made to tbe Dominion Government
that the Collector of Customs at Port Hnron
will not permit Canadian musicians to fin en
gagements on the American side of tbe St
Clair nver. A. Mr. HamiL a Samia musician,
was threatened with arrest if he again ven
tured across the river to fill an engagement
A Mn Philp bas also received warning that .he
most no longer teach fn the Maccabees' Musi
cal Association at Port Huron.
The relations between these two places have
always been of the most friendly character,
and the action of the Collector of Customs in
Port Huron in regard to the Canadian musi
cians is considered acreat hardship. Huron
musicians are allowed to fill engagements In
Sarniai and surrounding towns without hind
rance, and workmen and workwomen can re
sldo in Port Huron and work In Sarnla on the
same footing.
Exit The Monarch. '
Jfrom the Chicago Time.
The age ot kings and emprMMS U vutluz.
xne coming sovereign is man.
A LOST OIL CITY.
Not a Stone Left to Mark the Site of
PItbolr.
Correspondence St. Louis Globe-Democrat
This letter is dated at Plthole, but there is no
town here, no postoffice. and not even a build.
ingleftoutbesitoofwhat was once Plthole
City, which, in point of postal business trans
acted, was the third city of Pennsylvania. This
was In 1865-6. Since then the town has literally
disappeared from the face of the earth. It is
doubtful if tbe history of tha world furnishes
another such strange romance a this town of
Flthole in one corner of tho Pennsylvania oil
regions. To get into Plthole tha Globe-Demo,
crat correspondent was obliged to "let down
tbe bars," as the territory onco covered by a
town of perhaps 100,000 inhabitants is now de
voted to pasturing cattle
No census of Pitbole was ever taken, and any
estimate of its population must be based on the
amount of postal business From September
25, 1865, the date of tho first publication of tho
local piper, to Februarv 13, 18S6, over fcO.OGO let
ters were advertised. The total receipts of tbe
Plthole office for tbe first quarter were 51,325 04.
A population or 100.000 is probably a low esti
mate, although it was largely "floating." To
day the place is a pasture field I
Salvlel la 8amon Emmet'
Stfaer Plays.
A huge, brawny man, with a mass of black
hair falling unkempt over broad shoulders and
about a swarthy bearded face a very black
giant looselr swarthed in a sort of tunic of Ius
terless crimson, such was Salvini as be came
upon tbe Grand Opera House stage last night
In tbe character of Samson. No glgantlo
feature was lacking to complete tbe physical
idea ol the man of strength, wbose deeds
make such a stirring reading in the Bible. A
deep voice, such as few save Italians and other
denizens of Southern conntries have; a voice
not of many modulations but immense volume:
a very battle trumpet of a voice is Salvini's.
Samson may not have had such a mighty organ
of sound, bat bis characteristics make such a
voice a fit endowment for him. The man who
killed "heaps upon heaps with the jawbonaM
an ass" might be expected to be able to tell the
tale in clarion tones.
So, in some respects the eye and ear demand
no more fitting embodiment ot Barman than
Salvini gave to us last night But we have not
in this Samson any tremendous rango of acting.
There is the lusty, leonine Judean, and the
drunken, dissipated brawler and both of these
Salvini presents to us with great power, es
pecially tbe former. As a volcanic tragedian
of tho most terrific school, Salvini twice or
thrice struck the highest note such artists can
reach. There was the wild bestial note of
wrath and desire for blood, and the confound
ing righteous anger when he found he had
been betrayed. So other emotions did.
ho depict: no other emotions in a
general sense did he display. As far as pan
tomime and tone went in these feiocions trans
ports Salvini was great, there is no doubt of
tbat Just by way of comparison, however, let
us revert to the picture or righteous wrath or
Rlcffeheuas pictured by Mr. Booth. "Which
was the finest artf Which the more lmpres
sivef The nicely shaded tones or tbe American
actor, swelling from easy satire to fiery, over
whelming wrath iQ twico ten Seconds,oi the huge
reverberating roar, tho bull-of-Bashan passion
of the Italian? We do not presume to say.
When Delilah plic Samson with drink, and
wheedles tbe secret of his strength from him
e'er he falls Into a drunken stupor, tbe view of
Samson is made unnecessarily repulsive by Sal
vini. Not only repulsive, but silly. There is
no need for so mean and grotesque a picture.
It is very hard to say. without a knowledge of
Italian, whether Salvini took advantage or not
of his opportunity in the last act His delivery
or a long soliloquy seemed to us monotonous.
Tha jump from such whmlng to the burst of
triumphant anger as Samson feels that his
strength bas returned was startling, of course.
and. as usual, tbe superD voice came into splen
did use- before the climactic collapse of the
temple.
In criticising Salvini it is not possible to do
him full justice so long as he speaks in Italian
while the rest of the actors speak EngUsb.
There mav he all sorts of niceties or art in ex
pression, fn emphasis and phrasing in Salvini's
work that we know not of. As he appears to
us nnder these disadvantageous circumstances,
Salvini is an actor of great power In a certain
field. That field is narrow it may be termed
tbat of eruptive, sonorous tragedy. There
is no pathos in him. and his knowledge of
tbe whole stage art does not seem to
aid him as much as it should da
But to an English-speaking audience it is not
wise to present such patchwork, as Salvini and
bis coadjutors naturally make. The simile is
not wholly true, but it is near enough truth for
the occasion, to say that "Samson," half in
-English half in Italian, is like a picture half
done in oil half In water colors. The result Is
not artistic.
George Fawcett is excellent the adjective
Is deserved as Manoah, Samson's father. The
-isetuan oi miss may crooxyn is very graceful,
and not deficient In pathos, but her limitations
in tho matter of voice cheat her of praise for
her power in several dramatic situations. -The
rest of the company Is not worth talking about
The costumes are rich, and tbey may be true
to tha time and country tbey belong to, al
though the high-heeled shoes worn by Melcah
iu me uira ana lounn acts strike us as in
congruous; they savor of Paris rather than
Phillstia. Some of tha scenes are of tha
highest order the house of Delilah with an
exquisite landscape scene through an arched
colonnade. Is particularly worthy of mention.
Tbe final scene, involving the destruction or
the temple ot Dagpn, is far from awe-inspiring.
It would have been better to leave dam
son's last act of vengeance to the imagination
than to present such a paltry bit ot harlequin
ade trickery. A few words about the play
itself may not be out of place.
"Samson" is a traced v In Sta nrm irritton t
Ippolito D'Aste. Tbe play Is a dramatic ver
sion of the story of Samson, told in tha Book,
or Judges. The principal incidents of tbe
play are tbe familiar ones of tbe Biblical story,
the only notable change being In the character
of -Delilah. The woman who worked Samson' t
destruction Is drawn with greater definlteness
in the play than she is in tbe Bible, and tha
explanation ot her betrayal of her
lover, Samson, is made fairly reasonable
in tbe play. Delilah here Is made to
undertake to persuade Samson to give up the
secret of bis strength on tbe understanding
tbat she 13 to be allowed to own herlorer
when his strength Is gone, and that no barm
shall come to bim. Tha Philistine princes
break faith with Delilah, of course, and tho
picture of her remorseful grief is really tbe
most pathetic portion of the play. Still it is
hardly to bo expected that a common courte
san who sells her lover's greatest treasure for
gold under a thin pretense of patriotism can
make an edifying or enchanting heroine. Tha
Biblical story oi tsamson is not nt lor tnestage
tbe whole strength of it Is its barbarous show
of justice, and this play of D'Aste's is not
likely to encumber onr dramatic literature
in its translated form. By this we do no t mean
to reflect unfavorably upon the work f Mr.
"William Dean Howells, D'Aste's translator.
Mr. Howells' lines are far above what we are
accustomed to get in translations to order for
the stage. The body of tbe play is done In
smooth decasyllabic verse, which is always re
markable for a certain Biblical simplicity of
diction, and at times possessed of real fire.
Tha noetic version of Samson's combat with
tbo lion seems to ns the best of Mr. Howells'
MtrndtaeM a ssshar of nrettv 1
giri awwaf sweeiHngers. in -Lora rannue
roy's -ReceptlOB."- darlBg which Mia Annis
wgaatkr warbles a swett German aong,
Natta. the feawle juggler, displays her skill,
Topack and Steels appear In minstrel business,
Miss Lilly May Hall sings a pretty ballad, and
Sam Bernard eatertalns in his inimitable man
ner. Then follows the olio legitimate, the per
formance concluding with "The Sculptor's
Dream." a burlesque, in which a score of pretty
girls display two-score or more of elegant cos
tumesaltogether a great show.
Hnrrla' Theater.
Nelson's "World Combination commenced a
week's engagement at this house yesterday,
large audiences being present at both perform
ances. Tbe Nelson lamlly, ot seven acrobats,
each an artist in his line, are an immense at
traction in themselves. The rest of the com
pany is also a strong one. There is Era Flor
ence, tbe champion lady rifle shot; W. S. Camp
bell and M. E. Noble, in a character sketch tbat
raises roars of laughter; Mile. Forgardas, whose
troop of educated cockatoos, doves and per
forming dogs have been teen here often before;
Lea Freres Obeine, la musical grotesque busi
ness; John A Coleman, an old favorite, whose
heels are as light as of yore; Nellie Gertine,
gifted with a peculiar voice: Howard. Rnssell.
Seeley and Talbcrt, in one of those musical
nielances which seem unavoidable on the var
iety stage, and C. W. Littleiield. the polyphon
ist wbosa Imitations are remarkable for their
evident care and study, A good week's busi
ness is assured here.
CUfiI.008 COZfDEffSATIQISS
icr-a
GIST OP GOTHAM'S GOSSIP.
Lively Time la a Tenement Honse.
I3ZWTOBJCBUBIr;s-XCIS.'
NkwYobk, November 25. Alighted cigar
stump set fire to a pile of cigar boxes on the
ground floor of an East Side tenement bouse at
4 o'clock this morning. The smoke and crack
ling of the flames roused the janitor, who ran
through tbe hallway s shouting "Fire!" There
were over 100 lodgers In the house, and they
joined in a rough-and-tumble struggle for tbe
street Ten men and fire little boys clambered
down the fire escapes. The rest crowded down
the stairways, through smoke and fire. Three
men fainted, a dozen women had hysterics and
a pair of baby twins rolled half way down the
stone doorsteps. Every one who did not come
down by the fire ladders was pretty well
scorched. Several were so nearly suffocated
that half an hour's work at a neighboring drug
store was required to revive -them. Only one
hf o was lost, that of the janitor's cat Fire
men extinguished the fire within an hour.
A Heartbroken Little Woman.
fra,LouisKnortzen,a sad-faced, thin little
German woman, called at Castle Garden to
day to tell the superintendent tbat herhusband
had eloped with Annie Haas, au 18-year-old
servant gin. one ana her husband, she said,
first came to America In 188L They worked
hard In a Long Island hotel for fire years and
saved 12,000. Then they returned to their
native place, Rauuberg. Germany, and boaght
a tavern. Annie Haas, then a pretty little
peasant girl, was their waitress. Four months
ago Annie left suddenly for America. Three
weeks later Knortzen sold the tavern for 15.000
and sailed with his wife for New York. While
ostensibly looking; for work he kept Mrs.
Knortzen at a friend's house tn Orange. He
met Annie according to a prearranged plan,
lived, with her. and last Friday eloped" with her.
He took the 15,000, half of which belonged to
tne wne, witn film, and sent her a letter to tha
effect tbat he loved Annie better than hevand
that hereafter she must shift for herself. The
discarded wife is quite destitute and heart
broken. The Castle Garden official will
shelter and feed her temporarily.
Has ta Pay Iu War In.
Collector Erbardt received to-day from the
Treasury Department in Washington, official
notice of the final decision of a curious cus
toms case recently appealed from him by the
New England Granite Company. Sometime
ago tbe Granite Company hired a professional
sculptor of Italian birth, who had become
naturalized, to model a piece of sculpture, and
sent the model to Italy, to be cut out of marble
by Italians. When the work was completed
tbe New England Company sought to have the
sculpture admitted free of duty, as the produc
tion ol an American artist. ColIectorErhardt
however, held that the statuary was dutiable
because the exception to the works-of-art
clause in the tariff purposed solely the encour
agement ot American sculptors studying
abroad. The United States Treasury took the
same view of the auttter, aa4 deeded the com
pany's appeal,
ALLISON IN NO DANGEE.
J
Governor Genr Says Ho Is Sare to be He
Elected Senator.
rsrEciAi. TXLrojiAM to thi otspTcn.i
"Washington, November 25. Governor
Gear, of Iowa, one of the ablest men in tbe
Congressional delegation from that State, bas
something Interesting to say about the situa
tion of affairs In Iowa in regard to the re-election
of Senator Allison. "Tbe Iowa Legisla
ture," says Governor Gear, "Is tied in the
Lower House, but In tbe Senate we have six
majority, making, of course, a majority of six
on joint ballot You may say that there is no
question about Senator Allison's return. He'
will be re-elected as surely as there will be a
Republican Speaker elected In the coming
Congress.
"There's only one Independent Republican in
tbe Senate, L. S. Hancbett, who represents
Brewer and Butler counties, but he is a Repub
lican. The talk that Senator George L. Finn,
of Taylor county, would be against Senator
Allison is unfounded. He, though radical on
certain puDiic questions, is a stancn republi
can, and will go into the caucus, as be has be
fore. Every Inch a King,
from the Detroit ITree Press.
Tbe King ot Slam, in everyday lire. Is only a
common plug of a man, going around with
feathers on his coat and his bat caved In, but
now and tben, when he wants to fling on style,
be pins $1,000,000 worth of jewels on his robes
and ascends his throne with a tread which
makes bis whole kingdom shake.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Rev. Father Murphy.
The sad intelligence has Just been received that
Father Michael Mnrphy, of tbe Pittsburg dio
cese, died In bis native home In Ireland. Father
Murphy was In charge of the congregation at Ir
win for IS years. Last summer when bis health
failed he thought to regtni it by a Journey abroad,
which, however, was for tbe worse.
John B. Emrry.
BALTIMORE, November 25.-Jobn B. Emery, tbe
oldest Grand Past 1aster"of tbe I. O. O. I. In the
United States, died this morning, aged 83 years.
work (and accordinglyltlsqnoted below) bntbe
need not be ashamed of a single line. If "Sam
son" were as satisfactory in other regards as in
Mr. Howells part of tha work, it would com
mand much higher praise than wecangireit
Here Is the sample of Mr. Howells' work we
spoke of it is not the only gem:
Hardly had 1 sat foot among
iimnatn's xmcK vjneyaru wncn a uc-ru out
Upon a sadden la the vines, and then
A growl, and then a roar so terrible.
So loud and deep that all the vales and caverns
Of Tlmnath bellowed hack, and as in fear.
The echoes fled the spirit of the Lord
Came mightily upon me. Firm and bold
I searched toe vines, when, swifter than my
woids.
Leaped forth a lion with distended Jaws,
lid tossing mane, and ranks of teeth xjrrtn,
And mad with famine. Full lu front of me
He crouched and bounded at my breast bat t
Slipped lightly backward, while he roared and
raged.
Then llghtnlng-ltke he sprang upon my side,
But I, more snpple than a serpent twisted
And turned myself, and seized him by the mane
And clutched his throat and with a mighty shock
i nunea mm aown ana nem mm wita my iooi.
Nailed to tbe earth. In vain his flaming eyes
Shot fire at me. In vain be writhed and showed
Ills ravening teeth, ror 1 more fierce than he
Into the hollow of his reeking throat
Planged deep my list and then with both hands
tore
Arid rent him as I would a kid. and sat me down
Victor npon the dead king of the desert.
The audience was select and rather small.
Lata ef Wrecked Acter.
Survivors of wrecked theatrical road com
panies crowd "theRlalto" and upper Broad
way these days. Never before, theatrical peo
ple say, has the town been so overrun with un
employed actors and actresses. The last
catastrophe to swell the ranks of professionals
out of a job "was tbe collapse of John Fay
Palmer's "Last Days of Pompeii" in Kansas
City. Six weeks' salaries were owing; and no
notice of the impending crash was given. la
describing the disaster to-day, one of the few
members of the company who bad money
enough to pay their way home said:
"Mr. Palmer never even said he was sorrv.
He skipped to ihe train, leaving all his people
in the lurch. They had to pay their hotel bills
and get home the beet way they could. Some
of them managed to reach Chicago, but many
are still in Kansas City, unable to get away.
Two ballet girls were put out of the hotel, as
they bad no money to pay their board,and they
were consequently left -without a shelter."
There was no catastrophe in relation to "A
Lucky Penny" Company, which was to hare
opened at Bridgeport, Friday night- The; went
down to the Cortlandt street ferry, but as no
body had tha money to take them across, they
were obliged to return.
A Fa are for Them.
From the Philadelphia Times. '
The white horse of the Cronin case is already
in a dime museum. It the Jury survivo they
will get there after the trial.
BIJoa Theater.
Tba smiling, dancing, singing J. K. Emmet
is with us again. This time he calls his play
"Uncle Joe, or Fritz In a Madhouse," and it is
far superior, from a dramatic point of view,
to anything be bas appeared in before,
having a fairly defined plot, and one or two tell.
Ing situations, but Fritz Emmet dominates it
all. 'The German lad, with his high spirits,
quaint remarks, wondrous smile, graceful
movements and sweet voice (though not so
sweet nor powerf ol as In the years gone by),
took possession of the hearts of bis audi
ence at the opening of the first
act and held them until tha final
fall of the curtain. Emmet can hardly be
called an actor; there are better dancers in the
profession, and better voices can be found In
almost any chutch choir In the city, and yet
well, he filled tbe Bijou Theater from, floor to
roof, and the andlence left the bonse singing
his praises. He was simply Fritz Emmet and
criticism is a waste of time. The personnel or
the-company is superior to Emmet's support la
previous seasons. Miss Maud E, W bite as Collie
J'arker. who has become Hlbernianlzed by a
long residence in Ireland, war as pretty, win
some and vivacious an Irish girt as was ever de
lcted by The;Duchess In one or her novels,
louls R. Grlsel as Uncle Joe J'arker, a bluff,
kindhearted Anglo-Australian, did some very
good work. Tho babiesthree pretty little
tots took the house by storm. The balance of
the company. Including PUnllmuon, the H.0GQ
St Bernard, was fair. The scenery carried by
the company is very artistic, especially in the
first andsesond acts.
TXI-STATE TRIFLES.
AT Mt Tabor Church, fa Ritchie county, W.
Va.,last Sunday, a rabbit having taken lodg
ing in the wall, gave the members some un
easiness. During services it kept up a noise
and racket by crawling and scratching. Rev.
Riley Hess said it was the devil tempting the
church. Others said tbe church was haunted.
In tbe afternoon some boys twisted the rabbit
ont of his inscrutable biding place, and there
after the spook or hobgoblin frightened them
no more.
The Sisters on the convent farm sear New
Bedford. Pa.r this year raised L150 bushel ot
oats and over tOtt) bushels of potatoes. The
work Is newly all done by the Slaters, there
beisg 30 there all tbe time. They also have
quite a number of orphans attending school,
bat they are sot reaulred to do work. The
farm consists of about 300 acres.
A "Wheatland, Cal., storekeeper bas a
Thomas cat that kills an even dozen rats at
night and lays them in a row for bfi master's
Inspection in the morning.
John Shaw, of Machias, Me.y has been
building ships since 1837 at the rata of more
2l"on.eyear- Ha hasatotaUofM-yessels
with a tonnage of 13,785 on bis roll. -
Astoria had a sensation last Friday.
Two mules were driven through the town;
e,elf.,fI,S.baDa of "I& They were the
first seen In that far-off metropolis.
Nicholas Eichson, of Pinconning.MieE,
a J?1? tevr da K near tfli tba
wiriw!i.b?J2l" natlTes -a "old Jun
ker." It weighed 480 pounds, dressed. , -
A fine deer was shot within two miles .
andahalf of the Bangor. Me postofllca.'oa '
Saturday last When killed be was making
rapid time toward the heart of the city. Tf, ,
Thtre are 11 boy choirs in Boston, tbe
one singing the service at the Church-of the
WoJri?lf.S..Kton? formed in America.'
New1Eng1niWa8t,180,Jrone &,
The latest Connecticut Albino fath
strangest one ever reported, a pura. white part--ridge
was killed tbe other day by Wllliaii
vX'5 vS'r ,nthe Connecticut River.
Valley. Even the feathers on the bird's leas
IXt-?r0Tr hltne- No hunter of .thi
before! Wbite TOffed fc10-.,
W. A. Beckton brought hia-one''bBB-dred
and thirteenth rabbit for sale to Ybor City,
Fla last week. He caught all these.rabblta
within a radius or fourmile.. and he states that
in numbers tbey are undiminished. On Satnrdar
last he bad for sale on bis wagon 'pn?
nips, rattlesnakes, guavas, rabbitrandsaVeral
other varieties of Florfdegetablea? T
A man and wife residing In 2forS
Minneapolis, who own 40 acres of land within
the city limits, were offered C00.00O for it five
years ago. The husband wished to sell, but tho
wife refused to sign the deed. Tha sultwasl
a quarrel between the pair, since which, time
not a word lias passed between them. Tbe wife
cooks for both, bnt they eat their meals at
separate tables and sleep in separata beds.
An enthusiastic young horse owner la
Maine who has several crack colts also has a
flno family of boys ot whom be is justly proud,
bus like many other fathers be is bothered to
remember their ages. Tha other day he sur
prised his wife by giving the exact age bf one
of the babies to a day. "Why, how came you
to remember that?" she asked. -Don't you re
member," replied the fond father, "be was
uiun on wo same aay as our z-year-ohl colt?
Judge Knowlton, of Lewiston. Jfe.1, set
a trap for a rat in a peck measure fall of meal,
in his barn chamber, the other day, and tied
the tran to the measure. The next morning he
looked Into the chamber, and all hecoulaflnd
of his arrangement was the meal. A rat evi
dently had been there, but neither rat trap nor
peck measure could be found. And -there
wasn't any kind of a hole as big as a man's flf
in the chamber. He bas searched high and low,
but can obtain no clew-to the whereabouts 'of .
his missing property. -?
Mount Ararat has this autumn, for the
first time, been ascended by a young girl. Jtr
seems that the forester, MJokossevitch. accural -panied
by his daughter, who is only 17yearsjai'
age. and by his son, a boy of 14, undertook" the
ascent, in the company of three Kurds.. Tha
strength ot the boy was exhausted when, they
arrived at the height of 14,000 feet, and the
father stopped at tbe height of 18,750 feet The
young girt ana tne tnree iuiras, however, con
tinued the ascent until they reached the top
18,917 feet There the trir tell ill from the In
tense cold, and In tbe descent was obliged to
depend upon the Kurds for support.
The injury to oysters in Quiambang
uove, near -uysuc, uonm, Dy a peculiar growth
called marine cabbage springing up among
them and overshadowing them, has much xa
common with a destruction which attacks oys-"1-ters
some seasons In the Chesapeake Bay audi
its tributaries. Certain seasons, for some un
explained reason, there is a very heavy growth
of grass on tbe bottom of creeks, and oat in the
rivers, and along certain parts of the Chesa
peake Bay. The oysters on the bottoms where) H
this grass grows are killed bv tbe dense shade
the grass makes aa effectively as a board laid'
on a lawn will kill the grass unaer it in a short
time, -
A novel enterprise in New York Is an
establishment which makes a basin ess ot cleans
ing windows. The cleaners all wear-nlferssev
which consist of a blue suit and a neat can
with a shield, on which fa the company's tumn
They all carry ladders, which are palate. M
ana wane. .utBe top, wBre tee ladder
to. point, tsmusMiw.Mt.ef
tbat waea the loader !- ilaasd-MM
dow. on account al fee am or -tsv
the elasticity of the rubber, the preaaaTaisVBetf-i
great enough to break the glass, the robber tie f
preventing tbe ladder from scratchiagt
Dane. The eomnanv charges according ta tlta
sizeoftheTwiadow; tor washing an ordinary
khu wmaow caxrzes u monin. usta
ploye cleans from 100 to 150 a day.. '
The nistorie "West Church, overlookiaj
Cambridge street, Boston, la a brick bnildtec
with a wooden belfry. It is a feeble expression
of the cold and torpid architecture oftha
Italian Renaissance, but the open space before
It fv It an !r nf rifimlt-v flnrt ,Mf fti
nnpainted pews of pine date back to early &
the present century. The gallery Is supported,
by talL, white Corinthian columns, and the
pulpit, a massive affair ot solid mahogany,
well carved, la perched high above the heads
of the Deortla. OnA Of thA nastnm vil th'
father of JamAa RttmaII IjiTi whn v? -Trt
ray early years I thought that pulpit to be the'
oiguesc enorj or unman iru in arcnitectnre.':,
nweMliiL ""m
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rarwp jr
gas
Harry WlillnBss' Academy.
Bobby Manchester has catered so long to the
amusement pnbllc tbat he knows just about
what is.wanted in Ills line. When his "Night
Owls" are advertised It Is a settled fact tbat he
knons be has something worth going to see,
and tho people turn out to see it His taste In
costumes is so good and his pocketbook always
so wide open to Indulge that taste tbat Mm
effects are always patent Tbe Academy of,
Music will BM to nearly large aaoagh this
'week to accommodate the crewaathat will
The fame of West Virginia's rich valley, it
seems, bas reached across the Atlantic, sad
even Into the dark bill of Turkish Armenia.
Agents representing a number ot Christian
Armenians are now negotiating foe a large
tract of land la Summers and adjacent coun
ties, and propose, it possible, to establish a col
ony there. wnecung lugmer.
A 8EBVIC- wire of the Washington, Pa
Electric Wire Company this morning became
detached from the chimney of A. B. Caldwell's
establishment, and in some manner the current
was drawn from tbe top ot the building to aH
iron grating la the pavement sad an awalag of
the same material. A number of persons who
touched these articles were throws down, none
of.taera being serieaaly hart A dog stepped
upon tha gratia and at osce rolled over and
over fata the street A tqaars above Cald
well's, In front ot the Oliver building, the elec
tricity fonnd its way from the root to the
ground through the spouting, making quite a
blaze.
MM. snjjtrr Priest, sow of MaMlllon,0
leftEnglaau 16 years ago, krifilag two chil
dren. Her faeaaaad agree to come, but be
did not Seven years age a fetter was received
anaeaneiag that he bad heea killed in a stone
quarry. After -a brief menr-tog spell Mrs.
Priest wedded Valentine Xefower. aa Indus
trious carpenter, and five eMMrea bare bees
oBeettredMotseBie. Laat Saturday
the reporWd dead haaban arrived aod sought
hi wife. The interested trie eoferred to
ge,hr aaiLdiscufecd the situation philosophi
cally. Priest recently Inherited a sous patrl-
y iU ptayoiU H Hk Me wife ksk to
Basftaas, but fcsstMea t)u XtT r AUtM
sfcoaki - wfcfckMt JMtr. Tba -.
vMMftaaft a nt a
Wa WIBJBP n w ! Mwww. ww- w
-MeKsFJST!4", " -W .
frfrvfopl nr immI,riiitTiu Te la mM t?,t tfc?
first Sunday school in New Eaajand was orean- -,"'
ized within its walls in 1S12. ;
A big farmhouse near Belleville, N. J,," x
had long stood teaaatlese taeVbore the reputa
tion of being haunted. Atlaet a young farmer '
andbls wife moved fn at a merely nominal'
rental. An unearthly clattering oa tfceTstalrs
frightened tha couple half out ot taeir.wtes tha'
first night, and the wife trlniT rn jnn mam )ili
conson to gei up ana investigate, r or aa seas
ne argnea aesperateiy witn nsr oa mm i
bihtv of irine still She declared. del
that it he wouldn't invest! zata aha nat
get up herself. Finally they effected avoMK
promtsa by creeplngout of bed teffeaherThey
lit tba lamp and looked caaMeaaly oat a tba
chamber door. The first gUtsee selves' the a-:
tery Big- gray squirrels literally warmed;
upon all the landfaa. and every oae of them, '
had a big not of sosMraind between his paws. '
Thenraln supply of nuts was stored in an uo- '
used garret, where some forgotten tenant bad' '
placed them long ago. Tha squirrels arranged t ,
uieraseivM in gangs on eaca lanaing, ana tnose ;
at tne top oi toe nouse camea tas nuts, one c
one. out of the zarret and seat them rolha
down the stairs to the next laadiac where thy'J
were received oy tea gang waiting lortaeavi
and pushed down Mother flight Inthlswav-
thuv rAontiAii an nlii fAlT.r- wtilf-h vu m-MMrv '
the squirrels' ttorerooBS, for it was well Moc-aeV Jfc,
fromattis to basement " --. J
THE OfERRT-UfAKZmS. &&'
. Ai
JL swallowtail tbe story of Joaak Mrilf
tee whaIe.-JW ton Bulletin.
Oae can never tip a' waiter so that be 1
his balance. Rochester PoH-Hxprut.
"Do yon know that yonng woman i
slags next deer?"
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VJ M w. ..w ..-. vwn. j
After a a baa fiaisied patting bbI
stovepipe the auaily parrot Has to be kept o
the room waen the aslalster cam. J
BkttHJnan.
"Did yoH stop at Shear, tha tailor's?!
"Yet. and I nave aim fits.
"What did yon do that for? Toa'll neve
'em back." Jftw jorcatt.
Young Mnthfr Doa't yon. think "
looks uta nu atacrr
Visitor Ye-e. bat I weaMa't worry; he i
oatgrow it ya-ar avtiiwT. (
Willing to Assist ia the SoeefW
r Tern peraae worker IW yam he a sat d
wauayr - s-"3Kti
-Bummer res; waaee'u w ajar-TWar jq
"Do yea belitTe -toalnr iti'
msDr" j. - ..
"Notabltoflt. TVhy.bat.'t hajtflsal
ThanksflTinf proclamaUon!' Ana xark'i
"Mary, what were you Ulkiajr'Wj
about with Mrs. Brown's coo"
'O, we were talking about the tedtetjast s
ana Mrs. Drown talk a&oat cooks."
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Ailing at Jioan -aa arc coat
two ef every clad of beast, " said Mr. BaMMa
"Ko."rtarBed hit sahannr SDOeaa.Sltl
was oely oae bard, driaker la the Ark." JH
vfr n... X-d
The small bey stay cecaaioaally iftSM
other things, bat yoa can depend 'Upoa.K
there Is one thing ha will always do-fette si
la tuae. atctuoa woes.
VUiter is Kentncky I
eK tfcu awn Jtftrt. bWi
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