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PITTSBDKO, FRIDAY. NOV. 2S, ISSSt.
THE GBEAT BOSTOH FIRE.
The adage that misfortnnes never come
singly has been singularly verified during
the past lew days. On Tuesday last the
prosperous city of Lynn was visited by a
fire that destroyed millions worth of prop
erty and gave a. blow to its industries from
the efiects of which that thriving suburb of
Boston will not soon recover. Then on yes
terday an even greater calamity came upon
the New England metropolis itself. The
' conflagration not only resulted in a loss of
over twice the amount suffered byliynn,
but also, according to reports, in the destruc
tion of several lives.
Boston has been firoswept before, and has
perhaps suffered more from this cause than
any city in the country with the exception
of Chicago. This makes her misfortune
doubly great That she will rally and re
build the waste places, handsomer than
ever, needs not to be predicted. Even a
loss of 512,000,000 -will not be felt for long in
Ench a great and wealthy city. Yet the
I? sudden destruction ot such a vast amount of
property must be looked upon in the light
of a public misfortune.
The history of these fires should serve as a
warning to other cities to provide the
strongest possible protection against similar
outbursts of flame. There are, in every city,
altogether too many fire-traps in the vicinity
of costly buildings, for the safety of tenants
and property holders.
TEE NATIONAL HOLIDAY.
There was a touch of winter in yesterday's
keen air, and the flurries of snow were fre
quent enough to remind us that Christmas
is not a long way off. The cold, however,
was not severe enough to interfere with the
enjoyment of the day, but rather served to
add a zest to the pleasures of the table.
The streets were crowded from dawn till
late last night with holidaymakers, with
happy faces. There were reunions innumer
able and it was a joyous day for tens of
thousands. The religious observances,
while participated in by many, were not the
features that attracted the multitude. In-
deed, it is noticeable that Thanksgiving"
-. Day is losing year by year the character
istics that distinguished it in the days of the
Bnritans and becoming more and more what
it is generally termed a national holiday.
But while this may be regretted by the religiously-inclined,
it furnishes no argument
for the pessimist. There are ways of doing
good and serving the Maker which one may
adopt without entering the sanctuary.
One pleasing fact is apparent that the
old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving
is coming back again. That is, on this par
ticular day an effort is made to bring to
gether all the members of individual fami
lies at the homes of the "old folks." Grown
up sons and daughters, with their wives
and husbands and their little ones, come
back to the homestead, and the hearts of
guests and hosts are gladdened. The more
frequent such reunions are the better for all
SALVATION IK MARRIAGE.
Mrs. C. J. A. Jnmp, prominent in the
, councils of the "W. C. T. IT., says to the
girls: "Don't marry a young man to save
him." Very good advice it is. Marriage
means too much to a girl for her to take such
chances as linking her fate to a young man
whose habits are bad. It is a very clearly
proven truth that a woman risks consider
ably more than a man in marriage anyhow.
The enfranchisement of women in other di
rections has left the inequalities of her posi
tion as compared with the husband's very
apparent. Even it she marry a decent man,
who needs not saving, her risk is great
We can understand how many a woman
would reply to Mrs. Jump's caution with
the simple inquiry: "Whom shall a woman
marry; for, lo, where is the man to whom a
good woman to wife is not salvation?" And
there is a lot of sober reason for such a re
ply. If women insisted upon. mating with
men who were tree from reproach altogether,
and if they refused to marry men who had
not the mark of salvation, there would be
an enormous shrinkage in the number ot
marriages. Such a hard and fast rule
would not be in the interest of morality.
But Mrs. Jump doubtless had no idea of
ench a general and sweeping interpretation
of her warning. She means to say that a
woman cann&t afford to marry a rake with
a view of reforming him. A tiny corollary
to this dictum seems advisable. If a woman
is approached by a suitor whom she knows
to be in need of reformation, she may, if she
is confident in her own strength, subject
him to a trial, an extended probationary
course, and if he proves sincere, we can see
no objections to her marrying him. And
this has often been done, and the resulting
marriages, as far as our experience goes,
hare been happier than the average.
AGE 15 COLLEGE TBAIUTKG.
There is good ground for protest against
the idea that has recently been mooted by
come of our college presidents that too mnch
time is spent by young men in collegiate
training, and the intimations that changes
should be made which will permit them to
leave college and begin life earlier than
they now do. It maybe true that, in the
commercial view of lire, many young men
cannot afford to spend the time at college
which they might put in at earning money,
and for these an abreviated course is to be
found In various scholastic institutes. But
with regard to the main question whether
those who can afford to take tbe time for
collegiate training should get through
-earlier, it ought to be plain that they can
lafibrd to take it at the time that does them
tbe most good. That time is more usually
after twenty-five than before twenty.
It has so frequently been demonstrated
that the training and scholarly habits of
thought which colleges ought to furnish are
so much more thoroughly acquired and
lastingly impressed when the mind is be
ginning to mature than when it is youthful,
that we would advise most young men ,to
wait until they are twenty-one before enter
ing college. If they have finished their
academic course earlier, let them go to work
earning their bread for a few years, and
their college work will be none the worse
for a little previous experience with the
stern realities. But it should be remem
bered that the impression made by college
training on the mind of a young man of
nineteen or twenty is much more readily
effaced than the same impression on a mind
of twenty-five or twenty-six. The proposal
to make college life end sooner is not cal
culated to increase the results In value.
THE AEMSTH0HG DEDICATION.
The dedication and unveiling yesterday
of the monument to the late Thomas A.
Armstrong was a fitting ceremony for
Thanksgiving Day. In the vast concourse
gathered in the Allegheny parks were rep
resentatives of all classes. The employer
and the employed, the capitalist and tbe
laborer, touched elbows while uniting in
doing honor to the memory of the man who
sought to bring together in amity the two
great forces of the nineteenth century
capital and labor. The orator of the day,
in his eloqnent panegyric of the deceased
labor leader, bore witness to his conservatism
and wisdom and to his single-heartedness of
purpose. Surely it is a subject for thanks
giving that this country prodnced such a
man from the ranks of its toilers, and that
capital and labor go hand in hand to offer
a loving tribute to his memory.
THE TTJBNVEBELTS MISSION.
The good work being done by the German
Turnvercins in this country was brought
prominently into notice at the dedication of
the new Turner Hall in Allegheny yester
day. The physical education of the girls
ana boys, the fathers and mothers of the
next generation, is a matter upon which
largely depends the future prosperity of the
country. This work our German citizens
have transplanted from their Eatherland,
and the effects are already ap
parent in the many straight-backed,
strong-limbed boys and girls seen daily in
the streets of our cities. The" children of
our country cousins, who can climb trees
for birds' nests, roam through fields and
woods at will, and go a-swimming whenever
the spirit moves and the water is warm
enough, have little need of gymnasiums.
But the city children, whose playground is
perforce the street, and whose athletic
sports are confined to an occasional game of
baseball and lawn tennis, need some oppor
tunity to develop their dormant muscles.
To this class of children the Turner societies
appeal, and not in vain. Their mission is
recognized, and on such occasions as that of
yesterday the public unites in a hearty
BETTEE THA1T NO NAVY.
We have a navy, and according to the re
port of the chief officer of the navalbureau,
it isn't altogether a bad one. "We have four
steel cruisers, a steel dispatch boat, 27
wooden steamers and seven iron steamers.
When the vessels now being constructed are
completed we shall have ten armored vessels,
thirteen single-turreted monitors, twenty
one steel cruisers or gun boats, two dyna
mite cruisers, a practice cruiser, an armored
ram, a first class torpedo boat and seven
This may not be formidable, but it is a
good deal better than the few unseaworthy
old hulks that were all we could boast in the
way of a navy a few years ago. Now let us
repair the rotten docks of our navy yards,
get things in ship-shape, give our merchant
marine a shove forward, and prove that we
are a nation on the sea, as well as on the
The unloaded revolver has added an
other to Its long list of victims. It is tbe same
ol story, with a change of date, A West
Elizabeth man snapped his revolver several
times to prove it was empty, and then handed
it to a lady friend, bbe playfully pointed tbe
weapon at its owner, and proved she was the
better marksman, by killing him at the first
fire. Thanksgiving Day was turned into a day
of bitter sorrow, grief descended upon tbe
relatives of both parties to the little joke, and
all because of the foolish trick that is pro
hibited by a penal law, and which should be
incorporated in the text books of our punhc
Great fires, according to the statistics
kept by firemen the world over, always run in
an almost unbroken sequence. Lynn and Bos
ton have started the ball rolling, other cities
will doubtless not be much surprised if similar
calamities soon overtake them.
"The first thing Congress should do upon
its assembling," says the New York World, "is
to adopt a resolution sanctioning the project of
holding a great World's Fair in tbe metropolis
during the year 1892, in celebration of tbe four
hundredth anniversary of the discovery of
America by Columbus." This may be tbe first
thing in importance in the minds of the New
Yorkers, but it looks very mnch like a shrewd
scheme on tbe part of the World to get Con
gress to help their World's Fair Committee out
of a dilemma by giving the project a boom,
thus enabling them to raise the required
amount of subscriptions.
Mb. Bess's supporters at last admit a
defection in their ranks from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Culbertson, of the Erie district, hates
Quay so cordially that he won't vote for tbe
Senator's candidate for Speaker of the House
Basebat.I must hide its diminishing
head. It has long maintained, and justly so,
the reputation of being the national game, and
of furnishing an unnecessary number of
kickers. Tbe telegraphic reports of yesterday
show that football has taken a sudden jump
into popular favor, probably because the teams
are composed entirely of kickers.
It must be a pretty good stretch of the
memory for one to recognlzo the features of a
friend after that friend has been buried nearly
half a century and his body has been petrified,
but the Ohio man's memory, it seems, is equal
to the task.
If affairs of the heart had anything to do
with State affairs orer in Europe what a nice
things the betrothal of the Czarowitz and
Princess Maud would be I The lion and the
bear would then dwell, in their respective lairs,
in the most perfect serenity. But unfortunate
ly matrimony and monarchy are entirely differ
ent in nature and character.
A lawtees' trust is tallied of now. It's
a pretty poor lawyer that won't charge as big a
fee as he thinks he can collect, so there's small
chance of tbe combination being able to put up
prices to any great extent.
If anybody wants to buy a ruin now is
the opportunity. The site of Delphi is for
sale at too moderate price of (75,000, After
next Monday the ruins ot some of tbe Speaker
ship booms could perhaps be purchased more
cheaply, but It is doubtful whether they would
be wortn as much.
These is more business before the Su-1
r - r
preme Court, it is said, than 'could be trans
acted In two years. And still there's a vacancy
on the bench which the President seems in no
baste to till.
The son of Bonanza Mackay, having
nearly completed his college education, an
nounces his Intention of entering politics and
ultimately becoming President. He should re
member that booms started prematurely gen
erally come to grief, and besides, that orofes
sional politicians seldom reach the highest
This is Thanksgiving Day for those who
Nrere to fortunate as to escape a bad attack of
indigestion from too much feasting yesterday.
Is reply to the demand being made by
Republican papers that no millionaire be sent
to the United States Senate from Ohio, the
Democratic press calls attention to tbe fact
that if all the Republican Senators who are
millionaires were retired there would be but
four Republican Senators remaining In their
The rumor that Gladstone is to be made
a British peer is doubtless without foundation.
Nobody wants to insult the Grand Old Man.
Pobtugal now wears a chip on its
shoulders, in tbe shape of a little piece of
African territory, and pertly dares John Bull
to knock it off. As usual. In such cases, Eu
rope is excite i, but American farmers need not
yet figure on increased rates for wheat caused
by a war between two effete monarchies.
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
A. J. Deexei of Philadelphia, has bought
the Covington, Ky., stockyards for $&0,000.
Mbs. Lew Wallace is tall, thin, scraggy,
aged 55. -Her dress and address are both pain
fully plain. Her strong point is her mind.
George Saxd made 1,000,000 francs byber
literary labors and gave it all away, except 2U,
000, which she invested in order, as she said,
that in case she fell sick her herb tea would not
cost her children anything.
Mask Twaes's income Is S80.000 a year. Who
would not be a "funny man?" Yet the worthy
Mark loafs half his time watching the blue
smoke arising from his richly colored meer
schaum and dawdling over the last novel.
Juxiau Hawthokse Is the happy father of
eight children, most of whom are girls. As
Julian inherited very little from his father, he
is driven to all sorts of literary make-shifts to
make a living. He writes novels by the dozen,
sketches by tbe hundreds. Interviews this, that
and tbe otherperson, concocts detective stories,
.writes syndicate letters, etc.
Cabdin al Manning Is 80 years old, but
Btill a hard working, active, zealous prelate. It
is somewhat remarkable how many old men,
especially in Europe, are doing the greatwork
of tbe world. Among these may be mentioned
Pope Leo XHL,Tennyson,Gladstone,Bismarck,
Cardinal Newman, De Lesseps, all of whom are
long past three score, and most of them are
four score and more.
Mrs. Feank: Bnowif, wife of the postmaster
of Baltimore, is one of the most dashing social
leaders of the Monumental City. She married
first a delicate millionaire, who died early,
leaving her free to wed her first love. Mrs.
Brown is a golden blonde of tbe most pro
nounced type. Mr. Brown is a nephew of the
famous Baltimore wit and beauty. Madam
Bonaparte. He is a lover of fast horses and a
generous patron of the turf, and is the Presi
dent of Pimlico Driving Park.
Cabptnax. Gibbous is a happy illustration
of the scriptural saying that the humble shall
ba exalted. Born of humble parents, and in
early life a poor grocer's boy, he is now a prince
of the Church, in whose presence the proudest
Roman nobles must stand in respectful rever
ence. His habits are simple and methodical;
he rises at 6.30, says mass at 7, breakfasts at 8,
takes a walk at 10, and attends to any special
business requiring his personal care, dines at 2,
after which he receives visitors, takes a walk
about dusk, sups at 7, and retires at 10. All the
time not otherwise employed, the Cardinal
spends In his library.
THE RESIDENCE OPENED.
Formally Dedicated by St. Michael's South
The handsome new parish residence, in con
nection with St. Michael's Church, on the
Southside, was informally dedicated yesterday.
Tbe doors were thrown open to the school chil
dren at 8.30 a. m., and to the general public at
11 o'clock. The entertainment was arranged
principally for the purpose of giving the public
a chance to inspect tbe new building before it
is entirely completed. There were several
hundred people present during tbe day, and
the school children furnished a very pretty
Beginning at 8 o'clock a wedding took place
in the church. Mr. Nicholas Bicard and Miss
Katie Kline, botb members of the congrega
tion, were married with a solemn high mass by
Rev. Father Bernard. The newly wedded
couple and their friends then went to tbe parish
residence and witnessed the ceremonies.
From 8.30 until 12 o'clock the various classes
of school children marched into the building
and went through with an exercise consisting
of vocal music, readings and recitations, and
as they passed out of the building they were
given a treat. At noon tbe guests present re
paired to the dining room where a dinner was
served to over four hundred people.
The officers of tbe Women's Conference, with
Mrs. Mary Krill and Mrs. Elizabeth Hotzel as
Directors, had charge of tbe kitchen, and the
officers of the Young Ladies' Conference,
headed by Miss Eva Fisher and Miss Sophia
Snyder presiding over the dining room and
waited on the guests. Tbe newly-married
couple, with their friends, occupied chairs at
tbe first table, and Rev. Father Bernard and
Rev. Father Christopher offered toasts in their
A concert was given at 1 o'clock by the
Ladies' Choir, and at 2 the Mamnerchor sang a
number of selections. At 6.30 last evening the
ladies sang again, and snpper was served until
8 o'clock. Mr. Frank Long directed the sing
inc. The arrangements for the blessing of tbe
new residence will be made shortly. It is ex
pected to have the building ready for oc
cupancy by January L
HARD ON S0UTHSIDEE8.
They Can't Even Have Theatrical Shows
Without Being Molested.
T. E. Hallock, a patent medicine man, has
been entertaining the people of the Southside
for several weeks past with a free variety show
and a lecture each night on the ills of mankind.
Until this week he held forth in Odd Fel
lows' Hall, bnt his audiences grew so largo
that he secured Salisbury Hall on Monday, and
be has made that his headquarters since. Tbe
hall has been crowded to Its utmost
capacity at each performance. Yesterday
afternoon, a matinee was given, and the crowd
was unusually large. Every foot of standing
room in the ball was taken up, and a sort of
a minstrel performance was In progress wben
Special Officers Kelly and Carrigan stepped in.
They at once saw that the lives of tbe people
were imperiled, as the least confusion or ex
citement would surely have caused a panic.
Not an aisle was left that was not crowded to
suffocation, and should a fire have broken out
a great loss of life might have resulted.
Inspector McKelvy was notified about tbe
matter, and be at once made an Information
against Hallock, charging him with rnnninz a
theatrical performance without hating first
procured a State license. The defendant was
arrested In the midst of the performance and
E laced In tbo Twenty-eighth ward station
onee. He was released on (1,000 bail fur
nished by John Fairman, of Allegheny. He
will have a bearing to-day.
SPREADS IN THEIR NOSES.
How Athletes Manage to Get an Extra Sop.
ply of Oxygen.
From the New York World.l
A close observer may see in the nostrils of
some of the football athletes to-day on the
Berkeley Oval a curious wire frame, which ex
pands those Important parts of the breathing
apparatus, so that a inucn greater than tbe nor
mal percentage of oxygen may be received
Into the lungs. Just before tbe Yale-Harvard
boat race It was rumored that several Yale
men bad come to town to have additional
"breathing boles" bored through tbe cartilages
of their noses.
The fact was that they did come probably to
have these wire 'spreads" Inserted to secure a
greater "wind" supply. More oxygen of course
means more strength and more endurance.
These wire frames or spreads are about a tblrd
of an inch In diameter, shaped like a parallelo
gram, with a rounded end, and about an inch
A Loos Road to Travel.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
One of the forcible objections to the organi
sation of Alaska m a Territory, iKlhat the
ueage oi me AFeiegasawjuonBress wonia.
Ck UUH SMAV tfTOI'MU A14MUWVS V HVMJI
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Sly Subterfuge For s Corkscrew A
November Tlatn Queer Consolation
The Hopper Opera Company.
How awfully sly some women arel
1 was standing in a notion store on Wednes
day afternoon when a young woman of fair
countenance and modest front came up to the
counter, and after tbe usual performances
asked the salesman to show her some cork
screws, adding: "1 want a good strong one to
open Ink bottles."
The salesman returned with a basket con
taining corkscrews of all sizes, and picking out
a little one held it up saying: "We have them
like this but here's one," and he showed a
corkscrew with a solid wooden handle, "you
can get a good grip on."
The yonng woman never smiled as she said
that she'd take the big corkscrew. The ink
bottle was never made with a neck large
enough to admit such a screw.
A NOVEMBER VISTA.
Snow slants across the view, clouds hide the hills.
Whose brows are bare, or brown with leafless
The brawling rlrer all IU channel fills.
And tangled driftwood from Its margins frees.
From fields of dun to bills ot asben gray
The earth reflects the pallor of the sky;
All nature "henl Eheul" seems to say:
Tbe breeze of dawn breathes sadly la a sigh.
But suddenly the veil of snow is gone.
The Cray clouds break, a pane of glorious blue
Lets out the sunlight on the landscape wan,
The shadows fade, the river shines anew.
Tbe train flies fast on rails of molten light.
While fleecy drifts of steam enfold Its flight.
There Is a pretty lively rivalry between the
hospitals in this city, and this feeling often
manifests itself in the ambulance service.
Not a great while ago a man fell off a scat
fold in the lower part ot the city and sustained
yery dangerous injuries. An ambulance alarm
was turned in. and the wagons of the West
Penn and tbe Homeopathic Hospitals raced to
the scene. They botb arrived at the same mo
ment, and for a little while It was extremely
doubtful to which hospital tbe victim would be
taken. Finally tbe man was put in the Home'
opathic ambulance. As it drove off the j anitor
of the building said to the conductor of the
West Penn ambulance: "Never mind, we'll
save you the next corpse."
It would appear from the news sent to The
Dispatch from Chicago yesterday that De
Wolf Hopper's operatic scheme is just about
what this paper said last Sunday. Mr. Hopper
is to star under the management of B. D. Ste
vens, now the manager of McCaull's Opera
Company. Both gentlemen denied tbe story
when they were in Pittsburg last week, but
they denied it in such a way as to convince one
that their hearts were not in the denial.
THE EARLIEST AMERICANS.
Evidence That Primitive Man Was Co
eval With the Mastodon.
Dr. C. C. Abbott In Popular Science ttonthly.l
In associating man with ancient river valleys,
we are apt to think only of the stream, and ig
nore the surrounding country. Though largely
so palaeolithic man was not strictly an amphib
ous creature; for instance, on each aide of the
ancient Delaware river extended wide reaches,
of upland forest, and here, too, the rude hunter
of the time found game well worthy of his in
genuity to capture, and so powerful that all his
wit stood bim well in need to escape their equal
ly determined efforts to capture bim. While
tbe seal and walrus dlsoorted in the river;
while fish in countless thousands stemmed its
floods; whil6 geese and ducks in myriads rested
upon the stream, so, too, in the forest roamed
tbe moose, tbe elk, the reindeer, tbe bison, the
extinct great beaver, and the mastodon, all of
which, save tbe elk, bad long since left for more
northern climes when European man first
sighted North America.
Tbe association of man and the mastodon is
somewhat startling to most people; but, as has
been time and again conclusively shown, it is
no unwarranted fancy. We are apt to consider
the mastodon as a creature of so distant a time
in tbe unrecorded past, thbtman must neces
sarily have appeared much later upon tbe
scene. Tbe truth is, comparatively speaking,
tbe creature so recently became extinct that,
in all probability, our historic Indians were ac
quainted with It. Certain it is that, in tbe dis
tant long ago ot the creat Ice ace, the mastodon
existed, and equally certain that with him
lived that primitive man who fabricated the
rude implements we have described.- Tbe bones'
of the animal and the bones and weapons of the
man lie side by side, deep down in tbe gravels
deposited by the floods from tbe melting ice
sheet. A TRUST AMONG LAWYERS.
Prominent Attorneys Forming Syndicates
for Mutual Benefit.
Ex-Congressman Glover has engaged in a
scheme which he thinks will be worth $100,000
a year to him. The idea is not exactly a com
bine or a trust ot lawyers, but it is a first
cousin to the principle. It contemplates a
great law firm, with chief partners resident in
four large cities and branches in various-parts
of the country. The advantage Is that a man
in St. Louis having some litigation In Cincin
nati, for instance, will be able to step into the
St. Louis office and give his instructions or get
his information. Living in Boston, he can have
asmt instituted and conducted in Philadel
phia, making all of the arrangements for It at
the Boston office. The field is a new one. The
collection business has been conducted for
years on this plan, but general legal business
has not been tried. Mr. Glover is confident
that the idea will be successful.
Congressman Butterworth has just zone into
a somewhat similar organization, although not
so extensive. Mr. Butterworth has formed a
law partnership with three other Gentlemen
and no two of them are to reside in tbe same
city. Why should not tbe at present popular
principle of combination and consolidation ex
tend to tbe practice of law as well as to other
vocations and industries? Mr. Glover thinks it
will. His. role in tbe combination will be to
travel about tbe country and keep the big
machine moving smoothly.
C0KEE8 AGAIN DISSATISFIED.
They Draw Up a Bill of Grievance at the
The following telegram was received last
night from Scottdale:
The special delegate convention ot Division
No. 4 Knights of Labor, met here to-day with
60 delegates present. Tbe forenoon was taken
np with the examination of credentials. In
the afternoon Master Workman Kerf oot read
his report, git lne the features of the work
during the past few months.
He referred to tbe various grievances that
had called tbe convention together. He
claimed that the operators had broken tbeir
agreement in regard to weighing the coke,
working overtime, and the Indiscriminate dis
charge of men. He also called attention to
the failure of the operators to give the usual
ten days notice of suspension of work at the
mines and coke works. In concluding be
recommended the consideration of the griev
ances and such action as would bring about
The report was favorably received by the
delegates. Tbe Scale Committee submitted
their report, which embraced the new scale as
already published. Very few items of the
scale were acted on to-day, and those taken up
wero not changed from the original The con
ventlon adjourned until to-morrow morning,
when the balance of tbe scale will be taken up.
Large Forlnnes Made Useful.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.
The charitable bequests of the late Mr. John
H. Shoenberger, amounting to more than a
million dollars, are an example of tbe manner
in which large fortunes may be made to sub
servo the interests of society in ways unknown
to socialism and communism and impossible
under the rule of either.
An Explanation Needed.
From the Inter Ocean.3
Steel rails were just the same price in London
and Pittsburg last week. Mr. Cleveland should
explain to a waiting world that the duty, $17 a
ton, is always "added to the price of the pro
duct in this country."
minister Lincoln's Son Dying.
LONDON, NovemberiS. United States Minis
ter Lincoln has gone to "Versailles, where bis
son is dying-
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Walter Deforest Day.
Srw Yoke, JloTeraber SS-Walter Deforest
Uay, Sanitary Superintendent of the Health De
partment, and a prominent physician for many
yea rs, died yesterday, ageaH years. '
Mr. Howell Cb.
ATLAKTABA., ,i?ovemBer.SS.-Mr. Howell
coon,'' widow ioi ex-oecreiary.'or tne Treasury
Cobb,-died at Athens yesterday, ucd 71 yeaaii?
BOYCOTTING THE PENNSY.
Traveling Men Withdrawing Their Patron
ago From tbe Big Road.
CHICAGO. November 28. The Pennsylvania
road is being boycotted in every possible place
by the Chicago travellngmeu. It will be remem
bered that tbe Pennsylvania announced
as its ultimatum, in the settlement of
the rate war between it and the Mo
non, that all mileage books at 2c
a mile be redeemed and canceled. General
Passenger Barker, of the Monon. objected
strenuously to the ultimatum, but was com
pelled to yield under threat of the Pennsylva
nia that it would bankrupt tbe Monon by
carrying passengers for a merely nominal
sum from Chicago to Indianapolis, Louis
ville and Cincinnati. The loss would
hardly be felt by the Pennsylvania,
while it wonld surely have bankrupted the
Monon. This forced settlement ot the matter
was made, and every day since the Moqon has
sent in for redemption to tbe Pennsylvania
mileage books, found in the hands of ticket
Tbe traveling men soon found that the loss
of mileage books made large inroads on their
expense accounts, and Chicago merchants es
pecially made serious but unavailing objec
tions to the Pennsylvania road. The Penn
sylvania would not yield, and the merchants
began a systematic boycotting with which
tbey hope to bring tbe Pennsylvania
to terms. Two firms to-day showed entries on
their books which footed up a loss to the Penn
sylvania of ovet 1,000 tons of freight since the
boycotting began. Tbe boycotters declare that
tbeyaie in earnest about the matter, and will
influence every pound ot freight tbey canto
the lines of the Pennsylvania's competitors.
CAUSE FOR THANKFULNESS.
Controller Morrow Telia Why FIttabnrjr
Should be Grateful.
A Thanksgiving service was held in the
Eighth Presbyterian Church last night, con
ducted by the pastor, Rev. J. M. Wallace.
There were addresses made by various mem
bers of the congregation. City Con
troller Morrow talked on "What
Should We be Thankful for as
Citizens of Plttsburgr" Mr. Morrow Quoted
Bureau of Health statistics Jto show that the
city as a whole Is m a healthful condition. The
death rate is lower than during any other re
cent year. He recited police reports to show
that there had been fewer arrests for serious
crimes this year than in any previous year.
The city's morals are improving rapidly and
crime is on the deciease. Mr. Morrow men
tioned as some of the principal things Pitts
burg ought to be thankful for, tbe closing
of poolrooms, policy shops, saloons, the
war on tbe speak-easies and the disreputable
houses, Mrs. Scbeniey's gift, Mr. Scboen
bergers bequest and the charitable gifts of the
late Mr. Thaw.
In his own department, Mr. Morrow said he
could see evidences of tbe city's prosperity.
Taxes are being paid promptly and tbe wealth
of the city is increasing. There never was a
time for snch thankfulness as the citizens
should feel now.
John N. Lambie made a speech on "National
Blessings" and he was followed by Julian
Morrow. Thomas McKee. S. P. Charter. J. B.
Brown and Rev. J. M. Wallace, who madev.
DIDN'T SEE THE POINT,
an Accomplished Insurance Kan
Couldn't Make It Clear.
Solicitors for life insurance often meet with
funny experiences. Here is something which
happened to a young Boston man who lssollcit
ing for one of the big companies.
He went to see a man about Insuring his life,
but the man, who appeared to be a shiftless
sort of a fellow, referred the agent to his wife.
To use his own words, the insurance man says:
I went to the house to see the old lady
the next day, and arrived there I found her
talking over her troubles with a lady friend.
Sbe had had a row with her husband, and
she was mad clean through. From the
manner in which she received me I did not
think it would be much use to tackle her on
the insurance racket, but I was there, and I
bad to say something. So I broached tbe sub
ject, end told ber what the terms would be,
and how her husband felt about being in
sured. Long before I had finished, however, she in
terrupted me, saying: 'Insure the life of that
lazy spalpeen is itT 1 11 do no such thing for
he's of no earthly use now. What wonld I be
wanting to get bis life lnrnred for, wben the
quicker he dies the better I'll be sultedr
"No matter how much I talkedlcoutdnot
make her understand wbat the real meaning of
life insurance was, and I was forced to give It
up as a bad job."
TWO BUCKEYE FREAKS.
A Couple of Boys, Aged 5 and 13, Who
Weigh Nearly 400 Pounds.
Elmwood Place, O., November 23. Elm
wood has occasionally been aroused by the ap
pearance of dancing bears, a monkey and his
Italian master, a new dude or a photograph
agent, but two monstrosities in the
form of the "fat brothers," formerly of Cincin
nati, who bave been living on Cook avenue, this
place, for tbe past five or six months, bave
excited greater interest. Willie and Robbie
Scbae&er are respectively 5 and 13 years
of age. Although of ordinary height. Robbie,
tbe elder, weighs 210 pounds, and Willie, being
somewhat above tbe average height of a lad of
five years, weigbs 170 pounds.
They presented quite a comical appearance
playing at horse in their summer cos
tumes of blue, embellished by a bat
less head of long yellow locks. Willie,
being hitched to a toy wagon, would
take tbe equine position in tbe shafts, while bis
brother took his stand as driver. Tbe driver,how
ever. would soon become imnatientf or his horse
proved no fast trotter. On these cool days
they may be seen trudging along hand-ln-hand,
at everv step tbe point ofa wooden shoe show
ing itself from beneath their trousers. In tbe
Scbaeffer family there are eight children, all of
whom, except these two boys, are of ordinary
TORTDGAL AND ENGLAND
May Get Into Trouble Concerning Their
Possessions In Africa.
Xjsboit, November 28. The newspapers here,
ot all parties, concur in denouncing Lord Salis
bury's dispatch regarding Portuguese claims in
Africa. The papers insist that the Government
support Portuguese rights to the whole of the
Zambesi territory, including tbe land claimed
by the British South Africa Company.
Tbe accusations to tbe effect that Portugal
has protected tbe slave traders are denied, and
documents have been sent to tbe anti-slavery
conference at Brussels showing that Portugal
was tbe first European power to abolish slavery.
DOM PEDRO WAS SICK
When He Left Br aril For Ills Fntnre Refuge
Lisbon, J ovember 28. It is doubtful whether
Dora Pedro will land here. The Provisional
government instructed tbe Brazilian Minister
here that if the deposed Emperor desired to
proceed to another port, another steamer
should be chartered to convey him, as tbe
Alagoas returns to Rio Janeiro immediately.
A private cable dispatch from Rio Janeiro
says that Pom Pedro was ill wben ho left
Brazil, and that he was accompanied by his
physician, Dr. Mattamaria.
A SKATING INTERLUDE.
'Six months ago it was, said he
"It seems a century ol changes
Since here, beneath this very tree,
We watched the moonlit mountain ranges.
I hate this chattering, skating crowd
That so profanes our silent river,
The sacred spot where once we vowed
A faith that should endnre forercrl"
'And so we meet again," said he,
'In the same place where then we parted:
Bow the .old time comes back to me 1
The words that lert us broken hearted."
Swift fell the answer from ber mouth:
"Speak for youreelf-if you remember.
The wind blows north that'then blew south,
And June dies long beiore December!"
"And does a woman's heart, " said he,
"Change like the wind or summer weather!
Yon moon is yet the same, yon see.
That shone upon us here together."
'Ah. not" she said, 'that summer moon
Beamed with a radiance mild and tender.
While this forgets tbe warmth of June
In winter's Tar and frozen splendor."
"And does'that mean rarewcllf" said he;
"Is It a warning to remember
That dream or June can never be
Which dies In snch a Chill December?
Jourverywordsl" "Yet. even io,"
Bbe said, controlling tears and laughter,
"Do you forget December snow
Melts In the June that follows after!"
But shall t go or starf" said be.
Searching her facs with doubt and wonder;
Wbyplay at keeping ns asunder?"
"Beesuse"-she smiled, while sofdf fell . i
. Above hefrM tkeir'dt-frlnced carMa -"Idllaotaea.a-t
fechat well'. ,.'..... i.
You seeaea so odiously certain r' "
i &k i ?? JtWiywm Otewdtn 9m
JUST 40 YEARS AClO, :
A Five Days Trip From New York to Pitts
berg What a New Yorker Thought of
the Iron City HI Sanguine Prophecy.
Forty years ago Philip Hone, of the city of
New York, made a Journey to "the West," and
took in Pittsburg on his way. Hone was a re
tired merchant; a man of culture, a man of
affairs, and a broad-minded and public-spirited
citizen. He had been Mayor of New York; be
was trustee in nearly all the institutions of
charity or learning In the city; he was the
founder of the Mercantile Library. In his
handsome house, which cost $25,000 and was
pointed ont to strangers as ons of the sigh ta of
the town, many of the most notable people of
the day were entertained. Webster, Clay, and
Harrison were always guests of Philip Hone
while they were in New York. Fanny Kemble
and Charles Dickens were entertained there.
The big house, whose windows looked outupon
the City Hall Park, fenced in with wooden
palings, was one of the recognized centers of
both social and political life.
It is worth while to know wbat sort of journey
this substantial citizen and courteous gentle
man had, when be ventured 40 'years ago into
tbe wilds of "the West." And tbe impression
which Pittsburg made upon him we would like
Fortunately, Philip Hone kept a diary. It
was so extensive and voluminous a diary that
when bis busy life ended there were 28-quarta
volumes of it, closely written on both sides of
tbe page. Bayard Tuckerman has edited this
diary, and-Dodd, Mead & Co. have published it
in two handsome volumes. We set down here
that portion of it which relates-to Pittsburg.
Philip Hone arrived at- Harrisburg on the
ltith day of June, in tbe year 1847. "We left
Philadelphia," says, "at 7 o'clock, and came
to this place, 108 miles by railroad, at 8 o'clock.
HeDId Not Like Harrisburg.
The weather js warm, but a fine breeze made
tbe ride delightful. The road passes through,
one of the mosr fertile and best cultivated dis
tricts in the United States; but there is not a
pretty town on tbe route, and none of any note
but Lancaster; nor is Harrisbui though dig
nified by the name of the Capital of the great
State of Pennsylvania, anything, more than a
miserable collection of lawyers' offices and
barber-shops. There is not a handsome edifice
in the place, that we could find, with the ex
ception of the State House and public offices,
which are in good style but constructed of the
everlasting red brick and white marble. The
town is beautifully situated on an eminence
overlooking tbe Susquehanna, which is here a
fine stream and deserves something better than
this loafer-looking city to grace its banks. "We
bave determined, as a choice of evils, to go
to-morrow to Pittsburg by canal, although we
shall be three nights on the voyage, in prefer
ence to 160 miles of stage-traveling by Cham
bersburg. on dusty roads in this warm weather.
Juae lb At S o'clock we embarked in the
canal-boat Delaware, Captain Kellar, on a
canal voyage of more than 200 miles. The
weather is pleasant, and we have an agreeable
set of passengers. Not too many. The day
does very well, but tbe sleeping is tolerably un
comfortable. (There is not much of that, how
ever.) The delay on this, the first day of our
voyage, is rather discouraging; there has been
a breach in the canal, which has caused an ac
cumulation of loaded boats; bnt tbe scenery is
splendid. Just at the sunsetting (a more glo
rious ond I never saw) we cams to the junction
of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, fifteen
miles Irom Harrisburg, where the boat crosses
the dam and the towpath being conveyed across
on a long bridge of light and delicate construc
tion, on piers of massive and solid masonry. At
we ratraia or toe juniata is a nanasome man.
slonandflne estate of 400 acres, called Dun
can's Island, belonging to a lady of that name,
whose character seems to be worthy of such a
position. Here we leave the Sosquebanna and
follow the course of tbe Juniata a beautiful
stream, abounding in romantic and picturesque
An Obatlnnte ConI Boat.
June 12. The breach In the canal caused ns
to stop several hours during the night, and this
morning; at sunrise, the "Commet,"a huge coal
boat, had the bad manners to get stuck across
the canal (what better could be expected from
a fellow who spells comet with two m's?) Here
I witnessed a gallant exploit of our captain
tbe raising a ttoelt, which Is thus performed:
He puts six horses on the tow-lines, backs the
boat and then, dashing on with the fury of the
horses in the hippodrome, raises a swell like tbe
waves at itoeitaway. j.ne nrst onset removed
the "Commet" a little from ber orbit, and the
second carried us triumphantly through the
obstacle. Tbe sight ot this spirited display of
canal tactics compensated for tbe delay. We
sat down to breakfast and went on our way re
joidng. June 13. This canal traveling is pTeasant
enough in tbe daytime, but the sleeping is
awful. There are two cabins, in which the men
folk and women folk are separated by
a red curtain. In the former apartment
the sleepers are packed away on narrow
shelves fastened to tbe side of the boat like
dead pigs in a Cincinnati pork warehouse. We
goto bed at 9 o'clock, and rise when we are
told in tbe morning; for tbe bedsteads are
formed of tbe seats and the tables. "A conch
by night, a chest of drawers by day!" If I
should ever be so happy as to sleep In my own
bed again, my comfort will be enbaneed by tbe
remembrance of my present limited, hard,
Over the Alleghenies.
June 14. An extra car brought us from
Hollfdaysbug at 6 o'clock this- morning, to take
tbe Portage Railroad across the Allegheny
Mountains to Johnstown- miles which is
effected by ten inclined planes, five ascending
and five descending, similar to those on the
Delaware and Hudson Railroad, -It is some
thing exciting, but nothing when we got used
to it. The scenery of tbese mountains is
astonishingly grand, wild beyond description,
and would have been gratif jing.but for the hard
rain and extreme cold which compelled
us to keep the windows closed. The delay of
tbe early part of this tedious voyage still fol
lows us. Being an extra train, nothing was
ready; locomotives were to be sent for and
horses not to be had. We had lost already
three days since we left Philadelphia, and
while waiting tbe new boat. "Louisiana," lies at
the dock at Johnstown, waiting for tbe passen
gers who were a day behind us. Six o'clock.
The cars are in; an influx of passengers, of not
so ennd a description as the original set. have
come on board, with a fair quantity of cryineT
children ana vulgar motaera,,ana we are on
once more. '
June 15. Our canal voyage has been pleasant
on the whole, though tedious, and longer than
it should have been by a day and a night at
least, owing to delays on the first night, which
we could not recover during the voyage. But
we arrived at
Tbe Birmingham of America.
At eleven o'clock this evening I regretted the
necessity of entering the city at night, but its
appearance was quite a novelty; bright flames
issuing from foundries, glass and gas works,
and rolling mills, steam engines puffing like
broken-winded horses, and heavy clonus of
smoke making tbe night's darkness darker.gave
us a grand entree to iittsbnrg, where we are
sumptuously lodged at the- Monongahela
June 16. This is one of tbe most active busi
nesslike places I have ever seen, with every
appearance of present prosperity and future
greatness; manufactories of iron, glass and
machinery are carried on extensively and
under great advantages: iron abounds in every
valley, and bituminous coal of tbe best quality
comes cantering down from the surrounding
mountains, and is delivered by contract of four
and a half cents per bushel, or about i 20 tbe
half ton. A place so situated, with such nat
ural advantages, must rise to greatness- I have
seen nothing like It in Pennsylvania-
fAnd with this tbe genial traveler and discern
ing prophet pushes on into yet wilder regions,
pursuing his adventurous vogage even Into
the savage district of Sheboygan.
Tbe Merchants' Carnival at Lelghton, Pa.,
yesterday was a brilliant success. Sixty-four
business places were represented. There were
2.000 people present at tbe carnival. It was
given under tbe auspices of the Methodist
A TBAjrp confined in the Lancaster jail en
tertained the? attendants aad policemen with
tales of adventure and travel. He had almost
walked around the world.
Mb. John Risk, of Jennertownshlp,Soraer.
set county, has a sucking colt six months old
which weigbs 814 pounds.
Fnra deer. Shot ia the viciItr. have beea
f,Mabfc fntn JohnS&AWB.
Bomb cattle were nearly drowned In a lake
which has formed fa Doylestowa's center.
Geoboe Coulteb, of CasrieaMB. W.Va.,
while sosnd asleep, got out of bed test Tuesday
night, and swam across the river and back,
again. He was carried home by some aaUc
meu, who had seen him perform this temtrit
able feat. ' (
ArAKXKK la Holme eg tr, O-
IwYVVWMw S,W essB
HHtMK Mw stsM m i
AT Til ART B1ZAAK.
A Great Tsmst of Society Last WW AH
Previon Mferu Were Baif asesl -the
Hamtm of These la Charge.
Tfie annual Art Bazaar at the rooatf of tao
Pittsburg School of Design, which opened last
evening; U always one of the leading events of
the year and well it may be, for great taste and
skill Is evidenced in tbe manufacture of each
article exhibited and in tbe arrangement and
appointments of tbe various rooms. Throngs
of appreciative people, both ladies and gentle
men, viewed the results of the labors of the
young ladles and prepared for tbe holidays by
purchasing of the pretty, dainty creatures.
The flower department was especially pretty.
The lovely, fragrant blossoms were hovered
over by fairy maidens, representing by tbeir
costumes different varieties of flowers one. a
perfect blonde for the time being, was acalia
lily, her gown of pure white extending into the
petals of the lily at the neck Another was a
tiny maiden with dark eyes. Who represented a
pansy by having ber shoulders capped with the
beautiful deep purple flowers, an Immense one
that extended clear from the neck to the belt
of ber rather short bodlced gown and in tbe
most coquettish possible manner, an unusually
fine one of exaggerated proportions rested
jauntily on the dark ourls of the modest little
miss. This fragrant room is In charge of Miss
Sturgeon, as Chairman-, with Misses Brokaw,
Gill, Lee. McKlbben, Kieman. Beymour, Rine
bart, MacMulIan, Thompson, Damn and Grey
The studio was a greet point of interest to
tbe many visitors, and certainly Was most at
tractive to tbe eye. The flower studies were
rrtlcalar!y fascinating, and. betrayed unnsuat
talent. In this artistic department Miss Maud
Palmer was Chairman. Her aids were Misses
Hnrford, Farral, MacMlllan, Carnahan, Mo
Masters. Boyd. Maple, UcCreary, Abrams.
The fancy work booth was superintended by
Miss Harriet Eoac. Misses Craff, Morrison,
Posslel, Ida Smith, McKnlght, Hamilton,
Hayes and Robb assisted in displaying and dis
posing of the multitude ot articles of artistic
needlework, decorated with pen and brush in
the latest and most charming designs.
The china exhibit was one ot the prettiest,
and tbe popularity of that special table proves
that ladies of wealth and taste are becoming
more and mors infatuated with novelties in
tbat line. One set of bait a dozen plates
painted in Colorado wild flowers were very
pretty, and sold for $18. Taking ears of tbe
perishable ware was Mrs. S. L. McCoy, with
Misses Yonng; Patterson, Watson, and Mrs.
A quaint and decidedly unique feature was
the molding of day into busts of various his
torical characters by Misses Mama Watson and
Mary Patterson. Tbey were dressed In costumes
of red skirts, white blouses and stiff three
cornered flat caps of white. They presented a
very picturesque aspect, and the senseless
piece of clay under their skillful manipulation
quickly assumed familiar shapes and forms.
Miss Bessie Yonng was a fortune teller tbat
wonld tempt anyone to deposit S cent, in re
turn for which a leaf from tbe Book of Fortune
conldbe selected, and on it the future weal or
woe could be traced.
Tbe refreshmnut room Was in charge of
Misses' Miller and Kler as chairmen, and Misses
Boggs, Patterson. Elliott, Simpson, Campbell,
Daugherty, East, Kimberllne. Laugbrey.
Stevenson, Coleman, Llty, Scboop. Ford, Blr
madu, Stevenson, Beeson and Easton. The
fair doorkeepers were Miss Murray, with Misses
Patterson and Coleman as aids.
Tbe only literary feature of tbe evening was
a recitation by Miss Nickum i entitled "Love In
a Balloon," and a very amusing incident of
love-making was represented by tbe young lady
in a highly satisfactory manner, Gilbert's
comedy, "Palace of Truth," will be enacted
this evening, and Gernert's Orchestra will con
tinue in attendance.
- AN UIROHPTQ BANQUET.
A Serenade Tendered to Coraser Befccr"
McDowell ami Its Pleasant Remits. '
Last evening Coroner McDowell was agree
ably surprised at his residence on Ninth street
by a flood of music upon which, "Where Did
You Get Tbat Hat?" and other gems floated ia
through his windows. The Major E. A. Men
tooth baad was the propelling power which
scattered Its notes in more profusion than the
Lawrence Bank, bat with much more agree-
After tbe serenade the members of the band
and a number ot tbe Coroner's nearest friends,
who were accidental! v wese&t. were invited to
an impromptu banquet at tbe Hamilton Hotel,,
wnero greetings ana pleasantries were ex
chacgeaantil nearly mldsteht. Short speeches
were made by tbe host, George Treason, As
sistant Superintendent O'Mara, Inspector Mc
Aleese and others, ia -which the Coroner was
congratulated on bis success Is the late elec
tion, and he was wished as pleasant a tenure of
office as the nature of It weald permit. The
spread was choice and. ample and steae fall
justice to by the oempaBy present
Farmer Flmbsf cr Merited.
Word was received in the city last fright that
Walter B. -Dean, formerly manager of Hams'
Museum, was married a few days age-to Miss
Anna Fink, daughter ot Mr-Max Fink, of St.
Paul, Minn., in the Assumption Church Minne
apolis. Mr. Dean- made many friends while in
Pittsburg who will remember him as a very
clever business man. He had charge ot Har
ris' Theater in Baltimore until August last,'
wben be was made manager of the house 1st Be
Y. M. C A. Btawoet.
The East Liberty branch of the Y. M. CjL,
gave a Thanksgiving eatertalnmeat last even-'
ing. In the Shady A venae Baptist Church. The
affair was largely attended, the church being
crowded. The programme was excellent and
was highly appreciated. Those taking part
were J. Warren Lytle. Mies Seaherd, the
Misses Gettys, Miss M. T. Fraser. Miss Alice
Flack, J. Foster: MeCuae and a male quartet
composed of Fred C. Brittain. G. M. Cbalfaat,
Will McConncll ana J. Foster McCmne.
AcoNCEBTwill be given at the Centenary
Methodist Church, come of Wjlie avenue and
Klrkpatrlck street, next Tuesday evening by a
company of trained singers. The proceeds will
be nsedln payisg- oC the indebtedness on tbe
Warren M. E. Chases, colored, corner ot Clark
and Fulted sweets.
The inmates of t" Aged Colored Women's
Home may coagraMlate themselves this morn
ing orer the successful resales of tbe dinner
given for the basest of the Horns ia Lafayette
Hall yesterday. The dlaaer was largely patron
An organ reettal will be gives this evening ia
the Arch StreotM-E. Church. The fine new
Winching organ will be played by Carl Better,
and some able seletMs will csstributs.
Thx Forest Stream Club held a very largely
attended masquerade ball at Turner Hall. Jane
street, Southside, last sight Over 260 couples
participated ia tbe grand march.
'The second entertainment by tbe Sewickley
Valley Club will be given this evening la the
Sewickley Opera House. Tbe programme will
consist of tableaux and masic.
A receptIOK was tendered the attaches, ot
the Casino Mcsee by tbe manager, and proprie
tor at Duffy's parlors. A banquet was the prin
Mb. and Mbs. S. S. Petjcektok entertained
afewfrleads and Mr. and Mrs. George God
dart at dinner yesterday.
Mr. and Mr3. G. H. Pabk will receive
friends this evening at their home on Fifth av
enue. East End.
The Homewood Musical Club gave their
first concert la tha Homewood M.E. Church
Various churches all over the city and ia
tbe suburbs were aglow with light and music
Mrs. LrvEiuioEK will leeture In the Emory
M. E. Church, East End, this evening.
A KELIIF F0NB SIAtK
Is Peaiterna- 81 HUGsttsa
Thrsnahovt Westers Canada.
Wnranpxo, Max., November 38. The
poMee have dteaevered that a man named
iBfrHs, whe acted as tha custodian of the relief
fund raised in Spokane Falls at the time of tss
big fire taere was in the city this week. In
Elis skipped oat with 130,086 or more of tbe
funds last summer, and is now scattering hi
111-fotten gains ia Canada. . .
He pit fa a few lively days ia this city, 6av-.
las; visited questionable places, gambled away
a Rood khi of money, and finally, as a wind up,
treated a number ol "friends" to a grand sno
psratoaeof the leadlifChotls lathe clty.'la
gHs Is well connected la tbo East.
A Hasssssse Trad,' Pssxn
Tfcs Art mMur, Mms monthly by w
M. Fatten. Philadelphia, will afcnn tssnaaM
ta mta Jwawilrtaj. JkrH Jtmmrnl. esmisaotaHt
w4smssj9sosmb namksr. It ia a haadsos
asm ftnsty lUastraSSd prtltttsMss, dsressd to
tswi inn i ii f ta reifswiac tradw: Art
ry Md testey goods; an sastal uejeliNs sad
wane ait pottsry, frexedlata ad glassware,
artMrkMs,antiqnes aadrMifarufesr. Bar
stssiMl smoissears wtU tad it full of tetat
At present prices it is estimated! tbatHhe
ivory collected by Emin Pasha wesldtln-worth
a million sterling. r-
By the resurvey of the. boandaryjlino
bstween Nevada and California the latter gains
a strip orer 200 miles long and tbreequartersof
a mile wide. S't&S&i&i
There is advertised for sale iniJWorces
tershireapleee of property on a lease! which
has 1,711 years yet to run. It was aadolfor"
2;000 years in 160a fi'4'"
Two Beatrice. Neb., men have patented" .
a portable com busker, which is drawn- through k
tbe fields and husks the corn as clean as could'
be desired. It is claimed it will husk 12 acres alt,,
A. spring of petroleum has been discov-
eredontoe iron range in Wisconsin byawell-
known explorer, who found it a few days ago2
4 um inGu kaiu ui Aaoianu anu lounagsi
Harry Bates, of East Saeinaw.1owiis amt '
active and able-bodied steer which has only -three
legs, one of its front legs beingtheab-f
sentee. The animal was bom th6t.way'aad7
moves about as readily as anybody's steer. J -7,'
On the Boo line, near the Menomiaee
river, a train struck a deer and broke itslc&
the other day, and the entire train eTowahm5"
doned business on the spot and set about catch-?
Ing tbe game, which was finally accomplished);
by the parlor car porter, who sprangTjponthefe
deer's back and cut its throat after riding' it Jg.
through the woods for half a mile.
C. L. Alexander has on exhibition at his
store in Madison, N. D.. a very perfect little tt
specimen of the finny tribe. presented hinxjbyjf
his friend. Wfflard Laughlin. It came forthT
from a 190-foot artesian well twenty mllesf i
southwest of Howard. This well, it is said,- -flows
with a wonderful force, and throws outo'
small flsb freely during the spring and sum
mer. They have an effective way of dealing'
with habitual drunkards in Norway and1
Sweden. They put them In jail and feed them
entirely on bread and wine. Tbe bread' is
steeped in wine for an bour before it is served.
The first day a man will take UV but before
many more he wJU bate the sight of it. After
an incarceration of this sort many become total
What is said to be the largest organ in
tbs world is building at the Roosevelt Organ
Works, Boston, for the Auditorium building,
Chicago. It wfll he operated by electricity.
Electric motors are now used f ofpumbing the
organs In eight churches in New York City at a
cost of 110 per month per horse power. The
water motor consumed too much, water, and
the gas engine was too noisy. , .Tjsfe
A Western inventor is endeavoringto
interest capital In h,is electrical magic lantern
for casting oz reflecting advertlsementson the
dark clouds that often hang low over a city.
Tbe inventor claims to have secured rcoatraets
from several well-known Arras for displaying
their cards in this manner. It the idea Is lully,
developed we may expect to see some very w
startUng and grotesque effects. ,.-. ,
A novel eure was effected by the usefof jfe '
the dynamo recently at Westgate-on-Sea.'Ea
gland, A Mr. Brown was fitting a false bottoms
to a grate, and while chipping it to make it fit,'
a very small splinter of iron flew osT and struck
him in the eye. An electrical englneerwh'o
met bim shortly after, seeing his pilghVtook
him to a dynamo that was working nearby.
Brown placed his eyo as close as possible to tha
machine, and tha magnetic attraction was suf
ficiently Intense to withdraw the splutter ot
iron from the eye, which was instantly relieved
and which gave no further trouble. '
"Ifyou wish lo see a medical curiosity,"
says a Cincinnati paper, "step into Appraiser '
Kltmper's office In the Government building
and ask him to show you a Chinese piU. Ha J
has a dozen or so ot them. They are as big J
as large marbles, ia fact. tbey are just tho "J
size of crab apples, and are coated with a semi- .
transparent sugary substance " covered wlthl
flowers and gilt letters. Some of them havec
this sweet coverias; broken, and you can see be-. v
neaththepill proper, black as a ball of India'
ink, and the very thought of masticating; that
mass In order to get It dowali an emetic But
it must take an unusual amount ot moral com
age in a Chinaman to tackle a pill.
A great outcry has been raised la the
Swiss Canton Testis against the prevsJenco
there of bribery at elections. Tha political
workers are constantly racking their bralatOe
deyisa new means of hayiacveistv TbsMoysr;
oz a small mqr asac Aoca TiMatiyjwsm
ranging it rs sisessoa,mvis sasss
would prasalsa Sat rar far asss asst
as am ea?n vr tarea measssiass
anecifled taverns. The Success" of his
sbown.by the fact that he was- re-eieeted'
that his bills at the taverns in question J
suooDwa uj ,uiq inacg. TOKiwuKUbiaHV'
old-fashioned way cost irom 20 Cents to S3 each.
Even tha clergy are said to bribe eiecters riac
. . ...w ..A
jsaise to-day, out prowiDiy none so large as
one mentioned in tbe histories of old colonial
days. It Is told on the authority of Cotton
Mather that the first royal Governor at Boston
was aaa ofa family of twentv-sir children, and:
was born In the woods of Maine near the mouth. '
of the Kennebec, in 18oL His mother was left
a whot vbh jjswaaa court anu is saiu to aaro ',
oao an sue couia ot to provide ior urn vua
of her family. It is hoped that when the Gov
ernor got $100,000. a knighthood and a goblet
-raised at M.0V a a reward for finding a tipa-:!
isn treasure-snip tnat naa gone to me oottom;
half a centsrv before, he remembered "bis
mother and made her last days easier than hen
earlier ones had been. . 'I'
A family of rats in Hartford, Conn
have amazingly disturbed the family in whose -v
cellar they dwelt. For several days in succea-.
Hon las morning paper wais, was leii-upen .-,
the frost steps of tfe-s house, sAJ-ly every morn-
lag was missing. CosapJatet wasVmado at ths
office of the paper; aad it was f oesd that It had a
been properly delivered right afongt Ssme'days
later a neighbor; who bad arises, early J tbe
moraine, happening to 1wk ut of, aj .win
dow. sw two large rats opja the dosMteoC
the house, opposite. He watched- straive
meats for a wnile, and saw them tae tk saeca
lag paper and disappear with jcsmdri.tbe
piazza. He reported wbat ho hsA een,"Bd an
iavestifrasien showed that i!m;B4aiMsr
rowed down from beaeata the este. Mm cel
lar: and. In a secluded spot. Sad baiKTaTaest
aad were rearing a promising eatek-ofyoun?.L
The nest was constructed eat ot Hartford
tiscam tsrnmXYiHcx.' jr-.
One-weald naturally expect- to findrfaV
muggy atmosphere ia a beer saloon. Tirrrt -tosffj
It Is strange that the man who is dead in
love with himself should be hated by everybody
who knows him. Bottan ZYaiwcrtpc.
"DioTvwLnaveasuicTcall?". she' asked1
sarcastically, after his return from the hauntljoft
the Festive sieve between tbe tcU.JJetrvtr.rru
There is one point ia favor of the rasn
tBattanrnsatblsown jokes. You areinereriiii
doubt a to whether be Intended to be funsy.-
Aim aana jtxprt, j
The Heaf Taagle (reading) Edisoj
often consumes SB clears a day. $.
Mrs. Faagle Isaonldtblnkbe wonld Invest I
machine to do It for aim. .vno Tors fins.
Mr. SUyathosse What are you going
do with the shears, John!
Jobs (jut from Batlsad-Htm goln' to '
the hides ottas eda, str.-jreto for Svn.;:
Job Hello, Smith; back front the We
again, eh? Wbat did yoa do oaf therer
Smith-Started a paper.
Jones Aasl what was tas seas of Itl !,
Smith A sasssrlsHoB paper to get me
last nam.-BurMigton tttt Prut.
The parties wbe uatkrteok toshow.thel
Pan-Asssrisaa delcates tb Industries ofthel
United antes don't seem to have understood
lUCir gutiani, ill, kawwua u juwimmj--s
dustries was overlooked.. Tbe visitors were not ;
taken M He t sasebsH match. 2torrUtov4
Wsm an XM So EivaI. "Talk
the easaMBtyotwemaal Why, she toelresdjra
das teres sivu ot man in many psrsona.:.- -"leefbat
there isoae la which se will n
Trjlw t say -truly rural at So'doekl
mssam," ww, f
Freddy Ms, whenever pa meets
Vaadat ha always says ta ana, MHow as :
baser" What slbfl,iait by that?
ma Vt N't aesjiiag mors iau "- j-
tksntwtammWarity. i .-
ndikttHha hnt- tntaerthmltM
ta dee '-old boss" teSrase he's sash fS-
aaasgsr. jmwmaa jnrimt ;,
Ai , aw Cases. Joasti
baattsMr m day. when, ht Xouad
fronted by a btar's eno , ,
"IcoaltMthat XdM nMwantr tors,h.
M a Irtewd la retotlnK tho UBMen
It had asm a fall-grown one, jaere w.
aim UK mTltsstwa.
ya task Jtf m "