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PITTSBUEG. THURSDAY. DEC 12. 18S3.
MAY THE BEST HAN WIN!
The division ot forces between the Repub
lican leaders over the nomination for the
Governorship, as foreshadowed, by our Haf
risburg special, promises lively times, and
interesting developments. It is asserted by
authoritythat Delamater is slated for the
nomination by the dictum of the United
States Senators, while Hastings is in the
field with the .support of the opposition to
the dominant power in the party organiza
tion. The union of the United States-Senators
on a XJnbernatorial candidate, with the
somewhat novel attitude of Magee, Dalzell
and their friends as the outsiders, is a nat
ural result of the tendencies which have
been prominent for the past year. The pos
sible outcome of the Senatorial course, in
ninninc their partv supremacy on Dela
mater, may be productive of striking and J
unexpected results, in one o: two ways.
In the first place, if the Senators should
fail in their attempt to name the Bepubli
cau candidate it would have an effect on
their political fortunes something like an
earthquake. Yet such a possibility is by no
means to be ignored. The political forces
reported to be aligning on the other side are
not to be sneezed at The dispensers of
patronage cannot count on the expectation
of favors to come from the army of the dis
appointed; and General Hastings, backed
by the leaders who are opposed to Quay, is
a candidate whom it is not wise to set down
as a cipher.
In the next place, is it quite certain that
the nomination of Delamater by order of the
Senators would be equivalent to an election?
Political precedents m Pennsylvania may
return an affirmative answer; but there are
intimations that new influences may be at
work next year. The strife between Eepub
lican leaders has reached a stage which af
fords no guarantee that knives would re
main sheathed after the nomination; and it
is one of the undercurrents of political gos
sip that in the case of Delamater's nomina
tion the Democrats have a candidate in
training who would make the race a hot
"With a fair field, we hope to see lively
fighting, and can impartially wish a victory
for the best man, both in the convention and
before the people.
THEY ABE HOT SENT BACK.
The disclosures that have recently been
made with regard to Gallician immigration
to this country are striking, both for the
light they throw on the methods by which
poor people are robbed abroad and for the
commentary they furnish on onr immigra
tion laws. The ignorant peasants have
been shipped over her by sharpers who
first fleeced them of all they have got; ana
their ignorance of their own country and
Government which permits the swindle,
shows how hopeless it is that they can be
made reliable citizens of this nation. The
case also proves the remarkable discrimina
tion of onr laws on the subject of immigra
tion. "When the law sends back a few
scores of skilled laborers, brought here by
an American labor organization to do work
in which there is a shortage of labor, and
admits 15,000 of these Gallician paupers, it
is plain that more intelligence is required,
both in onr immigration and in our legisla
tion. BESIDENTAND KON-BESIDENT.
An interesting development of the Ohio
Senatorial canvass is brought out by the
announcement that the delinquent tax
collectors are after Mr. Calvin S. Brlce for
back taxes on his personal property. Mr.
Brice ispopularlyunderstood to have a very
comfortable amount of personal property of
various descriptions; but heretofore he has
avoided the course usually adopted by mil
lionaires, of swearing that they have little
or no personal property, by obtaining ex
emption on the ground of non-residence in
Ohio. Since he has declared himself a resi
dent for Senatorial purposes, however, the
deduction is drawn that he ought to pay the
Discoveries of this sort have been by no
means uncommon both in regard to million
aires and politicians. Even so eminenta Dem
ocrat as thelate Samuel J. Tilden was not es
pecially desirous to pay the full income tax
on the money which he made out of the re
organization of the Fort "Wayne Bailroad.
That Calvin S. Brice should folllowat a re
spectful distance in the footsteps ot the
Democratic apostle is not perhaps singular;
but. it is pleasant to credit him with striking
out on an original linecf his own in the claim
that he is resident enough to bo elected Sen
ator, but not resident enough to pay taxes.
A QUESTION OF SIGHTS.
, The dispute over the right of way for the
Squirrel Hill Electric road through a cor
ner ot Schenley Park, seems on the surface
to be a matter tbat can easily be settled. If
the railway company secured au authorita
tive grant of the right of way before the
partwas given to the city, it does not ap
pear that the city has any right to interfere
with its work. It it has not such a grant,
the presumption is very strongly that no
passenger railway can be permitted to cut np
a public pars: with its tracks. In the fit-it
alternative the city must make the best ol
the situation; in the second the railway
company must accept the hardship as a re
sult of going on with its work, before get
ting the full control of the land. The mat
ter locks like a question of fact which can
be promptly settled by a reference to the
PASTIES" AND PE0SPEB1TY.
A very sarcastic letter, purporting to
come from a farmer, is published in the
Indianapolis Sentinel, which complains of
tne prices received for farm products, such
as cattle. The argument of charging the
decline in farm products to a party is the
merest partisanship; and as regards
the great mass ol agricultural prod
ucts, it is by no means certain that
the. general range of prices for agri
cultural products is lower than it was
before. Bnt the outbreak of the farmer
who, complains thatvitaogr are down toi3
. .4Ufv:finnrJfiivAruf1attKaj2 xai2.ou-'nBa.'
-a'' . a -"",'. -. TLlII ATIT.
of credit on behalf of the Republican party
Tor the improved condition of business for
the prosperity which has developed in some
branches of trade.
Itisoflate years a common failing with
Bepublican politicians and organs to claim
the identification of the party with business
prosperity. This claim is generally based on
its connection with the tariff; and has some
basis in the fact that tariff changes neces
sarily require a readjustment of prices. But
the persistent preaching of that idea has its
inconveniences. In the first place it makes
the party and the tariff responsible for the
dull times, which have not been unknown
under their supremacy. Next, if the good
times are confined to a single class, its
natural deduction is that the classes which
do not enjoy prosperity are oppressed by it,
which is likely to overbalance the orcdit ob
tained by the acceptance of the theory.
Finally if party policy is responsible for
the condition of business, it must also ac
cept the responsibility for business organ
izations that seek monopoly, for stock water
ing, for speculation and for the business re
verses that follow in their train.
The idea that having oneetof politicians
in power can increase production or en
hance demand which are the two effective
causes of business prosperity is peculiarly
silly. Itwould be almost as reasonable to
make a party' responsible for the weather,
which is also one of the primary forces that
affect agricultural production. "We do not
fancy tbat any enthusiastic organ is desirous
of claiming credit for the party on account
of the weather we have had since Harrison
JOHHSTOWB KIH0E DISASTKB.
The panic at the Johnstown theater on
Tuesday night is a strange example of two
things: First the perversity with which
blind chance sometimes seems to seek out a
certain locality or class as its victims; and
second the ease with which a crowd can be
come panic-stricken and under that influence
rush like sheep to-their own destruction.
The theater is shown by the detailed re
ports to be one of those halls with five, four
and three-foot passage-ways that were built
twenty-five years ago, apparently with a
view to decoying the public into a place
where they would be hopelessly penned up
in the event of fire and panic To use such
a place for entertainments is aprimaocte
act of criminal negligence; although in
Johnstown there is the mitigating circum
stance, that the more modern place of
amusement was swept away by the flood.
"With an audience packed in such a trap,
it was idiocy in the first place to raise an
unfounded cry of fire, and it was unreason
ing selfishness in the second place for the
audience to break into panic, and to trample
each other like cattle in the blind attempt
to escape a danger which did not exist To
sum np, fifteen lives have been sacrificed
and a score of people injured by a combina
tion of the most unworthy qualities of human
Such things ought not to .happen. They
are easily preventable; and the cupidity,
stupidity and cowardice which sacrifice life
should be punished as they deserve.
DR. TALHAGE'S LATEST.
Not the least interesting of Br. Talmage't
experiences inJEnrope seems to have been en
countered by the Brooklyn divine in Borne.
The Colosseum there, we are told, moved
him profoundly. He claimsto have discov
ered also for the first time the perfect aeons
tic qualities of the immense building. This
discovery he made by stationing his family
on one side of the Colosseum while he stood
on the place once ocenpied by Nero. Then
Dr. Talmage talked, and his every word was
clearly heard by the audience on the other
This set Dr. Talmage thinking, and he
says: "A great deal has been said about
duplicating the Eiffel tower at the Ameri
can Exhibition of 1892, but it seems to me
that it would be a far greater idea to dupli
cate the Colosseum "at Borne. Such a
structure devoted to arts, science, education
and religion would atone somewhat for the
horrid cruelties that were during 'five cen
turies enacted in its Boman original."
Dr. Talmage, with remarkable modesty,
does not even allude to another peculiar
privilege which the erection of a colosseunT
in New York would bring with it In
it Dr. Talmage could comfortably
address an audience of 100.00Q persons, for
such is, or was in its palmy days, the seating
capacity of the great amphitheater in Borne.
"We may expect Dr. Talmage to make many
more original suggestions of this sort before
he gets home again. There is nothing pic
ayunish about the eminent divine's temper,
or his imagination. He is just as likely as
not to exclaim in his next letter upon the
beauty of the Mount of Olives, and to favor
its removal to Brooklyn Heights. And that
is about as likely to happen as the building
of a new Colosseum in the Centennial ex
position. JUDGING HIMSELF.
Oakland, Cal., possesses a judge of a
somewhat eccentric character. A abort
time ago he paraded the streets in a palpa
bly intoxicated condition, and shocked the
good citizens of Oakland beyond measure.
Hardly had the sensation caused by this
exploit subsided when Judge Alexander
Laidlaw, the judicial luminary in question,
again attracted attention by appearing
upon the bench perfectly sober. It was not
his sobriety merely which evoked comment
Judge Iiaidlaw apologized to the public for
his misconduct, delivered a severe lecture
to himself upon the evils of intoxication,
and fined himself fifty dollars. "We under
stand that by so doing Judge Laidlaw has
risen to a higher plac6 than ever in the
sanguine estimation of his fellow citizens.
But would it not have been better in
every way, as a man and as a judge, if
Judge Laidlaw had refrained from making
a beast of himself? It is not a pleasant or
an edifying sight to see a judge flagrantly
offend against the laws he has sworn to in
terpret and uphold. Nor is it a profitable
proceeding for a man to sin that he may
win applause by the cheap heroism of his
nrSXTBAHCE AQ AINST BUEGIAB TV
Insurance against burglary is the latest
thing in London. That is to say, the in
surance company issues va policy covering
losses by burglary, just as now is done in
fire insurance. A mighty convenient, pretty
and profitable bnsiness it is likely to be for
all concerned if we except the insurance
company. "We are just a little afraid that
the insurance company will not make a
mint of money out of its burglarious under
taking. But how beautiful this new branch of in
surance mutt appear to the gentle burglar!
It will go so far toward removing some of
the most embarrassing drawbacks to burg
lary as a genteel profession. "Why? "Will
not the householder refuse to take any risks
to protect his property on the approach of
midnight marauders if he knows that every
bit of plate, hu money, fete watch and all
the valaabtes witt tW8 tee-protected
average man is to meddle with burglars un
der existing circumstances will readily grant
that the burglar will have a safe conduct in
that insurance policy. Very agreeable the
thought of that Insurance policy will seem
to the man awakened by the oft-heard
whlsperi "Llstent there are burglars in the
housei" How glib the answer will come
back: "Let them burgle, my dear, we are
But the possibilities of fraud are also
great It is not every scamp who will take
the chances of punishment for arson by
burning his own hottse down to get the in
surance, but there are rascals enough to
commit burglary on their own premises for
substantial reward at little risk. Burglars
and other conscienceless parties may preach
in favor of this new insurance, but we fear
the insurance companies will sit down on
the amusing plan.
Gil-beet & StTLtrvAN's new opera is
asserted to have made a hit in London, and Is
expected to have a long run. But the trouble
is that some of the best work of these authors
has met with the least success. "The Princess"
and "Iolantbe'' had really as much wit, f nn
and music In theto as "The Pirates," and more
than "Patience" or the Mikado," except' as
the latter gave room for horseplay comedy.
The early death or "Ruddygore" and "The
Yoeman of the Guard" was deserved; but still
the popular taste In the matter of comedy and
light music is a very uncertain quantity.
The railroad strike on the Northern Pa
cific road has practically stopped freight traffic
The freight train men are about tho only class
of men who are likely to be better off for a
strike in winter.
Db. Taxsiage's sermon in Jerusalem
said Of Solomon: "He had at his command gold
to the value of i6SO.000.000. and be had silver to
the value of 1,029,000,377, yet Solomon was not
happy." The United States Treasury Is In a
position to sympathize with Bolomon. With
only two or three hundred million dollars worth
of silver on hand our Treasury does not know
how to store it; and it seems tbat if Solomon
had to find storage vaults for five billions, ha
would have been justified in going crazy
Senatob Quay is now supposed to be
quietly felicitating himself on as isuceessf ul a
fishing excursion at Washington as he ever
made off the coast of Florida or New Jersey.
New Yoek has got into the habit of kill
ing linemen with Its electric light wires so reg
ularly that It has come to be a matter of weekly
occurrence. The New York courts having de
cided that the city authorities cannot make the
electrical light wires go under ground.lt follows
that the linemen most do so. But while the
unfortunate men themselves must take that
downward course, the continuance of the pres
ent slaughter ought to make linemen's wages
CoirstrL Geseeaii New has been pro
posing the health of the Queen In London. The
aristocracy of England seems to be Capturing
oar politicians as well as our heiresses.
As the alleged cyclone, which blew down
buildings at Jeannette. must have passed over
Pittsburg, the presumption is rather strong
that the destruction was caused more by
the flimsy nature of the buildings than by the
force of the wind. The strength of most of the
wind storms which have overturned buildings
in this section can be discovered in the hasty
work of the builders.
Chief Bio Head of the Sioux Nation
his gone to Washington. There is reason to
believe that he will find plenty of company
The renewal of the announcement that
the Globe Refinery has been sold to the Stand
ard, this time with the addition that the price
is 4,000,000, amounts to the advertisement of
the fact that the men who know how to pnt up
refineries and run tbem, can get a booming
price for their property.
Diamonds have advanced 10 per cent in
the last six months. This must be the reason
why the negro minstrel business has smashed
And now the dread report comes to this
saddened country that Boulanger is coming here
to lecture. If he lectures in French, his ora
tory will doubtless be extremely edifying to the
pork packers of Chicago and other members of
the hoe tong, as they call it in Paris.
The South buried the lost cause yester
day. The North need not seek to bring the
ghost out again.
The report of the fire department officials
on the fire protection at the West Penn Hospi
tal shows that careful attention is being civen
to that subject, and also that tho attention is
PEOPLE OP PBOWNBNCE.
Margaret Deland has not been so great
a success in her picture, as in her novel. "John
Ward, Preacher," which has reached its fiftieth
Louise Hat Axcott was glad to get 55 for
the stories which she wrote In the beginning of
her literary career, but she lived to receive
$3,000 for one of her books.
Gladstone Is not only a Grand Old Han,
but he is also one of the most extraordinary
men of the age. In his 80th year he is not only
the leader of a great political party, bat the
maker of a literary reputation by a word. His
praise gave "Robert Elsmere" a send-off that
made it the most successful 'novel of a decade.
How Mr. Gladstone finds time for all ha,does
Is quite as wonderful as that be accomplishes
so much, especially at bis advanced age.
Stafford, Colton, Crocker and Hopkins,
the projectors of the Pacific Railroad, had not
money enongb when they started to buy a
square meal, but they had the courage of their
convictions, succeeded in their magnificent en
terprise, and became millionaires 20 times
over, inland was toe nrst iiepuoiican uov
ernorot California. As a United States Sena
tor he has not taken any prominent part in
legislation. He values the position for its
social advantages, "lie is 63 years old, but is
well preserved, and his stocky, compact form
looks that it might safely carry him to four
EraBAOT Krss, the young and gifted
sculptor, who has received the commission for
the Arthur monument; at Albany, N. Y., is a
native of Baltimore, of Hebrew parentage. He
studied In Berlin and afterward in Rome,
where he displayed such marsed abilities as to
attract the favorable attention of wealthy art
collectors. He made a life-like bust of Cardinal
Gibbons, ot Colonel I M. Montgomery, the
well-known. European correspondent, etc. He
made the eqnestriantatue of De Kalb, stand
ing before the State House at Annapolis, Md.,
for which ha received a-commission of 115, 00O.
Colonel Johx Hat is a very different man
from his literary associate, John G. Nieolay.
The former Is a college-bred man, fastidious in
bis tastes, handsome in appearance, with pol
ished and fascinating manners, fond of society,
and, by marriage with tho daughter of Amasa
Stone, of Cleveland, very wealthy, and possess
ing three homes. His little poem, "Little
Breeches," made him a reputation almost
equal to Bret Harte's "Heathen Chinee." Mr.
Nicolay Is the son of German peasants, and be
gan his career as a boy in a'coantry store, at H
a month. He regarded himself tacky when he
was promoted from that position to be printer's
devil in the office of the Pike county Free
Press. He gradually worked himself np to be
editor and proprietor. He is now Marshal ot
the Supreme Court of the United States.
A EVT C0MMISS10F AbKBD.
Senator Chandler's Flan for Governing the
District, of Colombia.
"WASmsaTOJT, December It Senator Chan'
dler introduced a bill today changing the form
of the government of tho District of Columbia.
There are to be seven commissioners one a
resident of the District of Colombia, two re
siding east ot the Allegheny Mountains and
twowestof them; to reeeire the same salaries
as are paid the Jbtcer-Stat Ceeuserce OommU-
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THE PXTTSBBRG ' DISPATCH,' THURSDAY, ' DECEMBER
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
The Craze for Lottery Tlckets-Stani f it
Here nnd Elsewhere He Thought the
Batter Worth the Price A Child' Error.
These has not been such a craze for buying
lottery tickets for a long while as there now u
in Pittsburg. Perhaps the mania for throwing
money away in this particular direction is not
confined to this or any other section of the
country. Several disclosures recently have
shown that great sales of lottery tickets are
taking place in Chicago, Washington, New
York and other large cities. In Chicago two
or three suits recently .brought in the courts
there have sprung from disputed ownership ot
lottery tickets. The defaulter Sllcott
Is known to have plunged heavily in lottery
tickets In the Insane hope to make a big stake
and with it cover up his sins. TheboyFlann
who is now paying the penalty for bis crime
was a heavy purchaser ot the same valuable
bits of paper. As a proof ot the activity
of the lottery business in this vicinity it is said
that a single newsdealer sells two hundred
copies of a New Orleans paper which contains
a list of the winning numbers the day after the
monthly drawing. Eight days before the
monthly urawing of the largest lottery in the
country, that sanctioned by the State o Louis.
lana, a certain express Office in this city hardly
does any other bnsiness in its money transfer
department but accept money from Pittsburg
ers for transmission to New Orleans.
To my own personal knowledge the pur
chasers of lottery titkets belong to all sorts ot
stations in life the very poor, colored men in
humble positions, and the very rich; but prob
ably a clear majority of those who adventure
their money in this way belong to the class of
men working for moderate salaries. News
paper men are among the infatuated.
Among the reasons for the remarkable
boom in the lottery business here just now, la
the unusual number of winnings which have
fallen to Plttsburgers lately. McKeespert has
been in great luck, I am told. It Is very un
fortunate for the hardworking population of
McEeesport One prize In such a community
tempts a thousand to try their luck and waste
Of course the prosperity which reigns to-day
helps illegitimate as it does legitimate busi
ness. It is not my business to preach
a ' sermon on tho foolishness and
worse of speculating in lotteries, but
I hate knowledge of enough money wasted In
this way to convince me that some measure to
control the lottery trafflb Is badly needed in
Pittsburg. There is a possibility that Congress
will take action upon the recommendations of
Postmaster General 'Wanamaker as to placing
further restrictions Upon the use of the malls
for the benefit of Southern lotteries.
It Is a noticeable fact a Jones, otherwise a
star boarder, does Ditch Into tne butter un
mercifully at his boarding house. So none of
the other boarders were surprised When the
landlady said to him, rather coldly, the other
day at breakfast: "Mr. Jones, that butter is 33
cents a ponnd. let me tell your'
"Well, it's blamed well worth Itr as coolly
replied Jones as he spread a few ounces of
butter on a hot flannel cake.
Last Sunday the building of Solomon's
temple was the subject for consideration in the
infants' class at an Allegheny Sunday school.
A bright little boy, who listened to tho ac
count of that splendid building, was asked by
his father, on his return home, what he had
heard at Sunday school.
"All about Sullivan's house, papa," was the
reply, and from what the boy toldfurtherthere
was no doubt bat that he had got it firmly Into
his little head that the Boston pugilist had been
the hero of his Sunday school lesson.
SEEKING THE GRANGERS' SUPPORT.
Chanaeey Black Fraternizes With the
Farmers at Hnrrisburg.
SPECIAL TXLXOUAU TO TEE UISFATCn.1
Habrisbubq, December 11. The Pennsyl
vanla- State Grange prepared a large amount
of work to-day to bo considered during the re
maining days of the convention. Among the
resolutions referred to the procer
committee was one in favor of Will
lams Grove as the inter-State picnic
ground, which, it is said by leading grangers.
will be adopted by a unanimous vote. 'The
action by the State Grange on this subject is
considered necessary, because of the persistent
fight being made by tbe Agricultural Ex
hibitors' Implement Union to change to Ht.
Gretna, on which. It is reported, Robert Cole
man, the owner, proposes to expend $100,000 if
necessary to put the ground in proper condi
tion. State Treasurer Brown, who represents York
county in the Senate, gave a sketch of the way
In which tbe equalization tax bill was strangled
in the Senate Finance Committee, and Repre
sentative Taggert of Montgomery, entertained
his fellow grangers with a description of
the manner in which tbe dressed beef bill was
defeated. Neither of the statements cast any
reflection upon the Legislature, but left infer
ences to be drawn by those who listened to
Among those who mingled freely with the
delegates to the State Grange was Chauncey
F. Black, who expects to obtain substantial
support from grangers in his ambition to again
become a candidate for Governor of Pennsylt
PLACES FOR NEW SENATORS.
Vacancies on Committee! Made by Old
members' Rolgnalionn. .
Washi-gton, December IL Tbe first part
of the Republican programme, in reference to
providing positions on committees for the new
Senators, was carried out by the resignation of
Senators Morrill, HIscock, Dawes, Hoar, Alli
son, Frye and Manderson of tbelr positions on
tbe Committees of the Census, Irrigation,
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard, Claims,
Organization and Conduct of the Executive
Departments, and ou Civil Service and Re
Their successors on those committees are
still to be announced.
The Grand Opera Season.
The coming season of grand English opera
at the Opera House, commencing Monday,
December 23, by the Juch company, Is attract
ing more attention in fashionable and musical
circles than any other engagement this season.
Tho Juch company Is pronounced by the press
of Washington, Baltimore, -Jew Tork, Phila
delphia, Boston and other cities they have visited
so far this season, to be tbe largest and most
important musical organization in America.
Dnring Hiss Juch's recent engagement in
Washington she was tbe recipient of more
social attention than was ever be
stowed upon any American artist before.
During the week. Miss Jnch was received
privately at tho White House by Mrs. Harri
son, entertained there, and was made the recip
ient ot many musical floral offerings, ent to
her during her different performances by the
first lady of tbe land. The repertoire for the
week will embrace the following popular rep
resentations: Monday, "Carmenr"' Tuesday,
"Trovatore;" Wednesday matinee, "Postilion
of Loninmeaui" Wednesday evening, "Bohe
mian Birlj" Thursday. "Faustf' Friday.
"Mienon;" Saturday matinee, "Maritana," and
Saturday evening, "Der Freischutz." Miss
Juch will appear every evening excepting
Tuesday. Sale of seats opens Monday.
New Tork Wants Tbat Fair.
WASHiHGTOsr. December 11 -Nearly every
member of tbe Now York Congressional dele
gation attended the dinner given by Repre
sentative Flower to-night for the purpose of
securing unity of action In New York's contest
for the World's Fair. Congressman Belden
was chosen Chairman of a committee of six
three Democrats and three Republicans to
canvass the House In the interest of New
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Joseph Klee, the well-known Liberty street
wholesale clothier, died suddenly at his home on
Beech street, Allexneny, this morning at o'clock.
He had been indisposed with rheumatism for two
weeks. This morning;, however, he said he felt
inoeh better and bad a rood appetite for break
fast. It Upresumed the disease reached hla heart.
Mr. JUee was 8 years of re. and leaves a widow
andCunllyof rown up children, most of whom
are married, but he has been a resident of this
city lor 40 years and was one of the best known
Of ajor TheophUaa Snyder.
rsreciA- tuoba to the dutatch.!
A-TOOITA, JJecember .-Major Theophllas
Snyder, of Martlnsburg, this county, died yester
day, aied 13 years, of heart dee. Major
Bnyder was well known over the State, and was an
ardent Democrat. He held many positions of
trust in the House at Washington and fn the Legis
lature or this State, ills funeral will tare price
AtBAHT, M. TrJcee-ber H.-Jae A. Sy,
kA 75. a mber. efL tte?amf rta
The Nimble Christians Dollar (o be Ex
tracted by Fntr Burglar Armed With
Cnllnary Weapons Very Active Work
era. The annual fair and bazaar to be held to-day
and to-morrow In Old City Hall for the benefit
of the Orphans' Home by the ladles of the
United Presbyterian churches promises to be a
big success. The different booths of saleable
articles will be under tbe management of the
following ladies, with Urs. H. C. Campbell,
President of the Orphans' Home, as general
Fancy Miss Eula Shaw, Mrs. N. Wylle Steven
jn. Mrs. John E. Bhaw, Mrs. McKftrUk, Mrs.
Eeppert, Miss Amey Lamble, Mies Jennie Kir
ncjt, jhiss uirrse
Hiss Carrie Martin. Miss Ada ilcYey.
Imps flrflham. Armfitrnnv Anil Mntdoch.
Common-Hense Department Mrs.George Sands,
Mrs. Mitchell. J rs. Aid red, Mrs. Eselielinan.Mrs,
Kev. Campbell, Mrs. Boberta. Smith, Mrs.
Rogers. Mrs. E.T. Mcl'berson. Mrs. J.W. Arrott,
Miss Gliailln. Mrs. Henry Smith.
Candy-Miss Hare. Mrs. W. Scott, Mrs. Albert
gteyenson, Mrs. Murdoch, Miss Ella Jrazer, Miss
T. McNeal. Misses Ketterman, Etta Clark, Jennie
Klrkpatrick, Mary Monroe.
iioiis-Jirs. n. v. isaer,
Ttjv- Hands. Allfls Mat Arrrrstrnni
Adair, Miss Nona Hill. Miss Mary McKlnnle,
Miss Pressley. Miss Simpson, Miss il. M. Shaw,
AU53 xiougo anu wus morrow,
Glassware-Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Porter, Mrs.
Frank Bryee. Misses Clara Wilson, Annie Demp
ster, J. Loekhart, Sadie Mahan.
House CommitteeMrs. McHenfy, Mrs S. Long,
Mrs J. M. Bmlth, Mrs. F. T. Stnryesant.
Ice Cream-Mrs. A. P. Burchfleld, Mrs. Hodce,
Mrs. T. W. Patterson, Mrs. D. C. Thompson, Mrs,
B. f. Wallace, Mrs. McHenry.
Fruit and Flowers-Mrs. 1). . Bingaa, Mrs.
ArnesK. Dnff. Mrs.EUIott, Misses liable Mitch
ell, Delia McHenry, O. Mahan, Bella McCrae and
Dining Koom-Mrs. J. B. Herron, Mrs. E. D.
Brown, Mrs. D. Campbell, Mrs. George Bhaw,
Mrs. Meele. Miss Uarnahan, Mrs. Dr. Stewart.
Mrs. B. Stevenson, Mrs. Anna S. Smith. Mrs.
urossan, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. W. P. Price. Mrs.
Watson. Mrs. M. J. Johnston, Mrs. Sims. Mrs.
Keed. Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Annie Allen, Mrs. H. W.
AlcKee, Mrs. Parnell, Mrs Bnlger, Mrs. Tag
frert, Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Frazier, Mrs. Frew,
Mrs. Breeze, Mrs. A. Ross, Mrs. McCance, Mrs.
Fetterman. Mrs. Drape, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Elliott.
bupply Committee Mrs. J. H. Brown. Mrs. F.
Meely, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. MeKeow n, Mrs. O.
Thompson, Mrs. James Stewart, Mrs. Cooper,
Miss Boyd, Mrs. Robert MoKeown, Mrs. Andrews,
Mrs, Taylor, Mrs. J. W. Bcott.
A Se Ickley Affair.
The Ladies' Aid Society Of the Sewickley M.
E. Church, under the direction of its Presi
dent, Mrs. Bowman, and Vice President, Mrs.
Bracken, will inaugurate this afternoon a holi
day festival and bazaar,which will be continued
With the following menu will the ladies, who
are noted for their skill in the Culinary line, at
tract the multitude : Turkey, cold ham, tongue,
ovsters. baked beans, cranberry sauce, celery.
salads, slaw, jellies, bread, warm biscuits, tea
and coffee, ice cream and cake will complete
the list of good things that will be served be
tween 5 and 8 each evening.
Alter coming the spider and the fly act upon
the unsuspecting publto by the aid of the
plabor&te bill ot tarn a. heantlf nl bevv Of fair
ladies will make deep inroads into tbe purses of
their victims by a judicious offering of "taffy,"
which It may here be remarked is all home
made, and a host ot fancy articles.
A choice musical programme will also be en
joyed and a glorious good time is expected by
all. The Ladies' Aid Society fund will be
benefited by the entertainment.
The refreshments served to-morrow evening
will include the festive bivalve dressed In every
conceivable manner, creamed, fried, escal
loped and also in an undressed condition,
A very pretty bazaar was held yesterday and
will be continued to-day in the German Evan
gelical Protestant Church, corner of Sixth
avenue and Smitbfield street.
The Ladies' Aid Boclety of tho church, of
which Mrs. T. LInke, Is President, and Miss R.
Kolbecker, Secretary, control the affair. A
very nice exhibit Is made of fancy articles. In
tbe manufacture of which the German talent
for fine and artistic needle work has been used
in irrnat rnlvsmtatm. Lovelv little plnaforCS
and wholesomely large cooking aprons, made
of the prettiest of ginghams, claim attention,
and the lunch counter is very attractive and
deservedly well patronized. The mother
tongue is Used almost exclusively by the euests
and those in attendance upon the sale of the
wares displayed. ,
Tho ladles in charge of the needlework de
partment are Mrs. Rev. F. Ruoff, Mrs. Emlle
Braum, Mrs. L. Brehm. Mrs. G. Stoebuer. Mrs.
a Wall, Mrs. L. Oetting, Mrs. Mary Straub,
Mrs. J. Ober, Mrs. Menscher. Mrs. Lang, Mrs.
Miohel, Mrs. AnnaMcWiUlams. Mrs. E. Becker
and Mrs. John Schmidt.
The lunch counter Is In charge of Misses
Anna Braum, Came Bpecfc, H, Flagler,. Laura
Luke and Bertha Landon.) '
Smnller AflTaira of the Kind.
Aw oyster supper, where a number of the
mollusks will be served instead of the prover
bial one, will be given to-night and to-morrow
evening by the ladies of the Grace Episcopal
Church, Mt Washington. In connection with
the supper, booths of pretty articles all de
signed for holiday presents will be presided
over Dy young ladies fancifully attired, and the
variety and magnificence of the display will
enable each guest to make some selections to
be used during the forthcoming season of good
The First Congregational Church, at
the corner of Franklin and Manhattan
streets, Allegheny City, will hold their annual
New England supper this evening. A number
of the men who were In Company B, One Hun
dred and Twenty-third Regiment of Pennsyl
vania, Fifth Corps, will be present as the
guests of Mr. James Lowrie, the Allegheny un
dertaker. A plkasaitt time and plenty to eat is as
sured those who propose attending the bazaar
and supper to be given by tne ladies of the
German' M. E. Church, comer of Ohio street
and Union avenue, to-night and to-morrow
night. Robinson's Hall, No. 18 Third street
will be the scene of tho festivities.
A supper, under tho auspices ot the Literary
and Musical Society of the Evangelical Luth
eran St. Peter's Church was given at tbe school
hall on Station streot. East End last evening.
A bazaar for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid
Society of the Shady Avenue Baptist Church
will bo held to-morrow evening.
A MlssioifABY meeting will be held in
Emmanuel Church, Allegheny, to-morrow. The
services which are, to be Very Interesting, wm
occupy the entire day and tho ladies of the
church will servo the company with an appetiz
ing lunch, free of charge, in the evening a
continuation of the services will be held in
Trinity Church and the presence of Bishops
Talbot and Leonard will add greatly to the
interest of the occasion.
A MUSICAL and literary entertainment will
be given this evening, at the Presbyterian
Church, La wrenceville. Mr. L. L. Thomas
will conduct the programme and a number of
prominent specialists win assist in making the
evening a very enjoyable one.
Tdsee will be an entertainment to-night at
Curry University Hall, corner Penn avenue
andSlxth street,bytheMOorheadtJnion. The1
programme will consiit'of "Mother Goose and
Her Temperance Family." All are invited.
Tns Poverty German Club was entertained
last evening by Miss Birdie Lanahan, of Center
Mns. Dubbin Hobkb will receive her
friends this afternoon between the hours of i
THE Mitchell-Osborne wedding at Franklin
last evening was attended with great pomp and
THE Twin Lake Camping Club gives a recep
tion this evening at the East End Military
Mbs. Chabis 8Hr itxe gives her second
"at home" this afternoon.
A DELiGHTirui afternoon tea was given by
Mrs.N. B. Hogg yesterday.
Mbs, Omveb O. Pnn,s tenders her re
The Magee-MItcbell nuptials take place this
AH ECMEATI02r OP YETEBAN8.
Superintendent Porter Invites G. A. B. Post
to Collect Census Statistics.
Washingtow. December 11. The Grand
Army of the Republic Is to be Invited by Su
perintendent Porter to co-operate with the cen
sus enumerators In making as complete as pos
sible the list of names of the surviving veter
ans of the late war. These enumerators, in ad
dition to other duties, are required to secure
the names of all veterans, the name of the regi
ment In which each served, the length ot
service, disability. If any, etc.
Tho pension rolls and the rolls of the Grand
Army posts will be nsed to insure accuracy.
Too Way ta Happiness.
From the Baltimore American.
.O-eoeeireeoIttUea tbat everybody m4.
- . .TT.-rr-rrrBkBBfcB
A REMARKABLE ASSEMBLAGE.
All America Represented ht tbe Celebra
tion of tho One Handredta Anniversary
of Washington's Inauguration A For
elgner'a Aeliis Mistake Chief Jus
tice Fuller" Eloquent Oration.
rSPBCIAC TEXQUAX TO TBX SISFATCa.1
WASHiKfltoif, December It Probably on
no other occasion .has there been such an ex
traordinary gathering within tbe hall of the I
House of Representatives as was to be seen
there this afternoon on the occasion of the
ceremonies commemorative of the inaugura
tion of George Washington, the first Presi
dent of these United States. The diplomatic
representatives of more nations than have been
present on any previous occasion in the history
of this Country were there. Every department
of this Government was represented, from the
President himself down to the little pages of
the House and Senate. Tbe Governors ot tbe
13 orlelnal States, or their representatives, had
seats among tho assembly, together with the
Governors of other States which were not
among the original number. Add to these the
members of both Houses of Congress and the
Justices of tbe Supreme Court, and an idea
will be obtained of the remarkable character of
the assemblage which rose to Its feet at 1
o'clock this afternoon and bowed its head as
the opening prayer was delivered by the Senate
Half a dozen rows of seats on each side of
the Speaker's chair had been vacated by the
Representatives, and sufficient chairs and
benches hail been placed between the desks In
the back rows to accommodate the members of
the House. In the open space immediately in
front of the Speaker leather cushioned seats
had been provided for the President and bis
Cabinet, the army officers and the Supreme
Court. Every seat to tbe spacious galleries
was occupied by a crowd of spectators, most Of ,
them ladies, members of the families of tbe
gentlemen constituting the gathering on the
fioor. Contrary to tbe usual Custom, however,
there was" n6 overcrowding, only sufficient
tickets' of admission having been issued to com
fortably fill the available space.
A Corcan Hustled Ont.
The first of the invited guests to arrive were
the gubernatorial representatives of the 13
original States. Among these were Governor
Beaver, of Pennsylvania, and Governor Fitz
hughLee, of Virginia. Governor Hill, of New
York, was not present, JohnT. Farnsworth rep
resenting hfm. These gentlemen were assigned
places on the back row of seats on the Demo
cratic side, some comment being occasioned at
this disposition of them. The first bit Of bright
coloring was added to the somewhat somber
array of black coats and white shirt fronts by
General Schofield, the General commanding
thn A- mlth A a,lotnf A illtif ont fZonarnt
Vincent, both being in full uniform. With
military promptness these officers haa arrived
a tew minutes-ahead ot time and they occupied
the interval in chatting to friends among the
A gorgeous individual, arrayed in bright-col-
ored silks, worn as a sort of blonse, and carry
ing on his head a peculiar, contrivance resemb
ling nothing so much as a fly-trap, then entered
the Chamber and proceeded to help himself to
a chair. He proved to be a member of the
Corean embassy, and was promptly hustled out
to come in again with the rest of the diplomatic
While the "crowd was wondering what had
become of tbe Corean, Cleveland's last Post'
master General, Don M. Dickinson, slipped in
and found a seat among the Democratic mem
bers of the House. He was followed by the
Inter-State Commerce Commissioners and a
number of the bureau officers of the present
administration. These gentlemen scattered
themselves around, took what seats they could
get and tried to look pleasant. Then followed
one of the most pleasing sights of the whole
occasion, to wit: the grand entree of the Apollo
Belvidere of the Senate. Frank Hiscock, of
NeW York, accompanied by Hon. Thomas M.
Bayne, of Pittsburg, the two being the respect
ive Chairmen of the Senate and House com
mittees having the affair in charge. Benator
Hiscock's pretty gray beard was carefully
brushed, and Mr. Bayne had on bis Snnday-go-to
meeting frock coat. A prolonged "Ah" from
the waiting members greeted them as the two
masters of ceremonies marched down the aisle.
v Foreigners In Gay Attire.
The arrival of these gentlemen betokened the,
commencement of the proceedings. Immedi
ately behind them came President Harrison
and his Cabinet, the President walking with
Secretary of State Blaine. Secretaries Windom
and Noble were not present AS tbe dis
tinguished arrivals were announced everyone
in the chamber rose to their feet and remained
standing until the President was seated. The
Chief Justice and the Supreme Court entered
next, the doorkeeper creating some amusement
by announcing the members of the court as tbe
"Associated" Justices. The District Supreme
Court, the District Commissioners and other
distinguished officials came next, and George
Bancroft, the venerable historian, followed.
Vice President Morton, leaning on the arm of
Secretary McCooky preceded by 5ergeant-at-Arms
Canady and old "Father Time," as the
veteran DoorKeeoer, captain uassei, is caiiea.
and followed by "the whole Senate, headed by
Senators Quay and Cameron, of Pennsylvania,
was the next to arrive.
General Schofield, accompanied by General
Rosencrahs in a bran new uniform, marched
down the aisle, and tbe rear Of the long pro
cession was brought up by the members of tbe
diplomatic corps and the delegates to the Mar
itime and Pan-American Congresses. Al
though these foreigners were the last to arrive,
they were easily first In brilliancy and
gorgeousness of dress. Nearly all of tbem
wore uniforms blazing with gold lace, stars,
decorations of honor and medals, and in conse
quence their side of tho honse was In marked
contrast with that occupied by the more
soberly clad representatives of the United
AU America Represented.
An interesting fact was the presence of
properly accredited representatives of all tbe
other republics on the continent, namely, Mex
ico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Salva
dor, Honduras, the United States of Colombia,
Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Chill, Uruguay, Par
aguay, Ecuador, the ArgentlneJtepubUc, Bra
zil, Haytl and San Domingo. These would not
have been here, or a good many Of them would
not, had It hot been for the International
American Conference now in session In this
President Harrison occupied a seat directly
in front of the presiding officer, and during tho
whole of Chief Justice Fuller's oration he sat
bending slightly forward, his eyes fixed on the
speaker and bis toes turned in, at though he
was bow-legged. He scarcely moved during
tbe delivery, although he yawned once or
twice, but at the close he was the first to con
gratulate the Chief Justice on his effort. Sen
tr infills sat several seats further back, with
bis arms closely folded, ereot, motionless, at
tentive, lmmemaieiy oemnu aim was no in
tellectual face of ex-Speaker Carlisle, while in
front, sitting side by side, Senators Quay and
Cameron appeared to take but little interest
in the address. Benator Quay, by tbe way, was
the only person on the floor outside of the
Chinese andCoreau representatives, who did
not wear a black coat Ho bad on a brown one,
and it was without tails as well.
Tbe Past and lb Future,
Chief Justice Fuller eulogized Washington,
alluded to the harmonious relations ot this
country with foreign nation, spoke of the
auspicious opening ox tne present century ana
closed with this eloquent peroration: "And so
tbe new century may be entered upon in the
spirit of optimism, the natural result, perhaps,
of a self-confidence which has lost nothing In
substance by experience, though It has gained
in the moderation of Its impetuosity, yet an
optimism essential to the accomplishment of
great ends: not blind to perils, but bold In the
fearlessness of a faith whose very conscious
ness of theumltatlons ot jne present asserts
the attainability of tbe untraveled world of a
still grander future. No ship can sail forever
over summer seas. The storms it has weath
ered test and demonstrate its ability to survive
the storms to come, but storm there must be
until there shall be no more sea. But as amid
the tempest in which our ship of state was
launched and In the times succeeding, so in
tba times' 'to come, with every exigency, con
steUations ot illustrious men will rise upon the
,CTVskes to control the whirlwind anddis
Sefthe i clouds by their potent influences, while
from the 'clear upper sVy'Ue steady light of
thsCTeat planet marks out the course the ye
iel musVpuisue. and sits shining ou the sails as
it come grandly into the haven where it
WIvbW.H.Mllbtfrn. the House chaplain,
then d'elivcred the benediction, and while the
Marine Band played the national airs, the a,
semblaga dispersed. v
TO MAKE CDBA A EEPUBLIC.
Senate CallWaata ThU Coeetry and Saala
to Work Together
Washikotok, December IL In the Senate
to-day Mr, Call introduced a joint resolution
authorizing the President to begin negotlationa
with the Government of Spain for tho estab
lishment ot a republic on the island of Cab
in coBBeOB with this Mr. Call presented a
'peWoa M natives of Cuba bow eldwns of the
..mr-1 M t-lic mm Ml -,tsw- 9mm'
A Street Car Electrified.
exew tokjc mm lc srscuLS.i
Nkw Yohk, December -Barely ft day
passes In this city now that somebody is not
either killed outright or frightened half to
death by an electric wire. During a big rain
storm this morning an electrio light pole on
Third avenue sank several feet Into a subway
excavation, where men had been at work and
then toppled over to an angle of degrees. The
two wires attached to the pole sagged down
and. lay across tbe horse-car tracks, A little
later a horse-car with two passengers came
bowling down tbe avenue. Pierce Marx, tbe
driver, did Dot sea the wires In the street, but
he suddenly heard an explosion and felt a shock.
At the same time his car became brilliantly illu
minated. Blackness followed for an instant
and then Marx saw colored sparks shooting out
from all portions of his car. He received an
other shock which rolled him oil Into the street
The Conductor and the two passengers leaped
from tbe rear platform, and the horses galloped
away with the empty car. A crowd gathered
around Marx shouting that he was killed. But
he was not He was only a little burned and
nearly dead with fright After drinking about
a pint of brandy be felt better. It seemed that
the wheels of the car had caught the wires and
pulled down the pole. The car wheels cut Into
the insulation on the wires, and thus formed a
circuit that caused tho brilliant flash and sub
qnentiy caused sparks to fly from the car. The
large amount of iron about the car served to
carry the current
The Company Solely Responsible.
The Coroner's inquest on the death of Henry
Harris, tho Bowery salesman who was killed
by an electric wire before his employer's Store,
was concluded this afternoon. After remain
ing out half an hour the jnry brought In a ver
dict to the effect tbat the Brush. Electric Light
Company, to whose system the fatal wire Be
longed, was "solely responsible for the death
ot Henry Harris." The jury also urged the
Board of Electrical Control tohasten the work
of buryin the wires. The funeral of Peter
Clausen, tbe lineman who was killed among
the wires on Monday, took place this afternoon.
The electric light company for which Clausen
worked sent his widow $ 15 of his back pay to
day and 10 as a present
A Plea for tho Sugar Swindlers.
The District Attorney requested the Recorder
to-day to discharge Mrs. Olive E. Friend, Kmlly
Howard, Orrin Halstead and George Halstead,
who pleaded guilty recently to the charge of
grand larceny in the electric sugar case.
He confessed that, under the conspiracy law,
the four prisoners were principals In the sugar
swindle, and that they could be convicted with
out much trouble. "Bat they hate pleaded
guilty," he said, "and have saved the1 county
the expense of a trial. Prof. Friend, who con
ceired this plot, is dead, and Howard, bis
primary coadjutor, is In prison. These people
were not principals in originating and concoct
ing this plot The women only carried out the
plot conceived by others, and the men were
only employes on a small salary, and did not
share In the profits." Tha Recorder dryly said
that he would think it over. Mrs. Friend and
Mrs. Howard hate been in the TOmbs nine
months, and are haggard and ailing in cou
qnence of the confinement They will probably
Secretary Windom Wonld'n t Talk.
Secretary Windom, Mrs. Wlndoni and Miss
Windom slipped away from Washington and
into New York almost unobserved to-day. They
were met here by James B. Colgate, who took
them to his country place In Yonkers for the
night This morning Mr. Winaom came Into
town and called upon ex-Mayor Grace, Chaun
cey Depew, General James, and several other
old friends. Mr. Windom's business here is of a
private nature. It was not his purpose to see
any financial men or bankers, and he is under
Stood to have kept a pretty quiet tongue re
specting public measures. Some of the gentle
men with whom ha had Informal talk this morn
ingsay that be has received private communica
tions from a great many parts of the country
expressing confidence in his silver plan, and
that some of these expressions are from men
who are publicly regarded as opposed to it
Mr. Windom says nothing about the refusal
of the President to recommend bis proposition,
but there is no doubt that he fee)s a little
chagrined that the President did not keep his
promise and refer to It with some expression of
KONB LIKE DARIUS G&EEH'S.
Men Have Wrought Oat Odd Inventions, bat
Not a Flying; Machine.
List of patents issued to Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia In
ventors, Tuesday, December 10, furnished by
O. D. Levis, patent attorney, No. 131 Fifth ave
Henry Alten, Homestead, Pa., casting Ingots
or billets, alto mold for Ingots; O. O. Barber and
L A. BaUghman, Akron, O.. machine for making
match strips; John D. Bowman. Altoona, safaty
catch; Sarah A. Bryan. Farmer, O., culinary
utensil; Charles K. Daellenbach, assignor toK.
Glasser and H. Shoenefelt Allegheny, railway
switch; Austin C. Evans, Springfield, O., seed
planter; U. E. Urey, Money, Pa., current water
wheel; John M. Groff. Canton, 0., combined
chair and loangd: Amos O, Hess, Salem, O., gate;
Samuel M. Uonck. Springfield, O.. wick trimmer;
iA,, -tv T.rri.h -Miitnn. w. va.. alarm iock:
Henry Bothermel. Mansfletd. O.. slate cleaner
and eraser? John IT. Kusllng, La wrenceville. Fa.,
case for packing batter; James A. Simpson,
Coltimbnt. O.. doubletree sprine; Theodore
Steckle. Bethlehem, Fa., shutter hinjte; Ueonce
'Wilkinson, Wllllamsport truss: Keuben W1J
leta. Beaver Falls, feed water regulator; Isaac O.
Wise. Brlmfleld, O., seed planter; John G.
Young, Bellev ne. Pa., attachment for vapoc
stoves: Henry Schwartzeniraber and C.C. BlUs.
I'elphos, O., wire fence block; A. B. Cameron,
Wllllamsport, ornamental panel: Joseph Walker,
Clark's Ureeu, Pa., antomatlo coupling fontcam
BAYIHGIiIFE AT &EA.
Hecommcndnllons of the Marine Conference
on the Subject.
WABHrKGTOJr, December . The committee
appointed by the International Marine Confer
ence on life saving systems and devices has
completed its report It declares that colliding
vessels should remain by each other so long
as consistent with their own safety. In
regard to life saving appliances to be Car
ried on shipboard, tbe committee is of opinion
that the basis upon which an agreement be
tween the several nations- most llaely to be
established Is to be f onnd in the "rules of the
Board of Trade" of Great Britain, under the
"merchant-shipping, Ufe-saving appliances act
of 1688," which are tp go Into effect on March
it is suggested that there Is no present neces
sity for action upon the subject of extinguish
ing fire on vessels- Tbe committee deem it Im
practicable to formulate any definite rules for
saving life and property from shipwrecked
vessels, bnt make numerous suggestions In the
line of efficiency in this direction.
Mm. Scott-Lord'e Funeral.
WAsnur GTOJf. December IL The funeral of
Mr. Scott-Lord will take place to-morrow.
Private services will be held at 11 o'clock at the
Church of the Incarnation, which will be at
tended by the President and relatives and Im
mediate friends of the deceased. The interment
will be In Rock Creek Cemetery.
Theeb Is in Pottstown a f amlly consisting of
five women whose tastes are so different that
they long ago established a ml requiring each
one to do her own cooking.
Tm: squeal of a stallion scared off a horse
thief from the premise ol Samuel Boyd, Birm
ingham, Chester county, a fewnigbts ago, after
tbe trespasser had untied three fine animals,
Neae Deborah's Rock, on the Brandywine,
stands a curious growth In the shape of two
large trees, one an oak and the other a hickory,
which have grown together.
MicnAEi. J. DAilT, a miner of Cambola,
Schoylklil county, Stands8feet71nehes in his
THB Westchester ITewt says: "A. honey bee
appeared in John . Greenfield's place this
morning. A lively bee on December 9 la a
A whi squall seen is Logan county. Ct, la
being bunted by the entire population,
AiSka walked through the streets of West
Cb-rleue, W,Vaoa Saturday, andscaredaU
the residents into tbelr housae.
$MK Mi to HftMt ft ya tolled atw,Hrj
WBfr W Wj.8" t KPftWWK Kjk iyj
A Philadelphian who found part of ft
horseshoe la a New York sausage baa had it
gilded to hang up for luck. '" '
The Stanley expedition has cost abont
20,000 pounds to date. The committee esti
mate that10,000morewiUbenecessaryto clear '
all expenses. -
A great many people in Atlanta are
eating vegetables raised In their own gardens;
the trees are budding and the flowers bloom
ing. The effect of tbe mild weather Is spring-
like, and December is wearing the garments of
On the 29th of last September, Mrs.
Frederick La Baplt died at Goshen. Ind. of
dropsy, her age being 67 years, 3 months and 8
days. Last Saturday the husband died, when
It was ascertained that his age was at death ex
actly the same as his wife's, 57 years, 2 months
and 8 days.
A physiologist in France has been ob
serving tbe working of flies in flying; and some
how has arrived at the conclusion that the
wings of a fly make about 330 beats per second,
and that such a fly can travel at tha rate of
kilometre per minute. This, a French journal
says, is equal to the velocity of au express train
A Detroit physician, who is dying front
anecrosls of the frontal bone, is reported to be
watching his own case withont other profes
sional aid, taking copious notes of the symp
toms, etc., as they appear, and resolute in ban
ishing anything like grief or gloom from his
household, in which music and even dancing
are frequently beard. The doctor believes hi
patient will be off within a week.
The smallest aud daintiest prayerbook
In the world is the "Finger Prayerbook,1'
which has just been Issued by the Oxford Uni
versity press. It is printed in diamond and
brilliant type on the famous India paper. It
contains 670 pages, measures 3K-1 inches, and
weighs only three-quarters ot an ounce. It is
arranged for "tbe chatelaine, the waistcoat
pocket or tbe parse." and ranges in price from
S3 cents to 16 60. Though the paper is exceed
ingly thin, it is entirely opaque and the type is
Joseph Tomlinson, of Sheltoii, Conn., U
63 years old and at present holds these offices:
Town Clerk, Judge of Probate, Town Tax Col
lector, Chairman of District Committee, Dis
trict Tax Collector, Registrar of Births, Justice
ot the Peace, President of Town Deposit Fund,
Police Justice, notary public, real estate agent.
Town Treasurer, Secretary and Manager of the
Shelton Loan and Savings Association, Insur
ance agent, pension attorney, Secretary Union
Agricultural Society, collection agent, intelli
gence office, and correspondent of the Aniouia
The postoffi ce in East Hartford, Conn.,
is in bad odor. Fourteen skunks have been
killed at its doors since the season opened, and
the supply of animals still tends thitherward
apparently undiminished. The exigency of
the situation that now environs the spot has
made many East Hartford people timorous
about visiting it after nightfall, and the post
master, thus extraordinarily beset, skips into
and out of the office with wary caution and
stena that barelv erraza the cronnd. He fears
an even nnhappler fate than befell Bishop
Hatto in his ancient mouse nest
For several days a slaughter of seals
unprecedented in the history uf the Gulf of St
Lawrence has been going on on both shores of
the gulf, and at least 15,000 of them have been
killed by the Inhabitants. As the gulf begins
to fill with the ice the seals come down from
the Greenland coast In what is called the
Labrador current, and passing through the
BeUe Isle Straits cover tbe rocky, icy shores in
perfect myriads. This winter, more than any
other in recent years, the gulf Is particularly
late in closing, with tbe result tbat the seals
have penetrated tbe St Lawrence as far west
as Montreal. SCO miles from the ocean, and they
have been caught In droves.
The son of a landowner at Friedersdorf,
Herr Lerch, was seized with a sudden fit of
madness; he rushed Into the housa with an ax
in his hand, and up to the nursery, where his
little niece, a child of 3 years of age, was at
play on the floor with her dog, a large St Bern
ard. The madman aimed a blow at the child's
head with an ax, but It was fortunately averted
by the dog who flew at bis throat The lunatic's
attention was now directed to the animal, at
whom, he directed blow after blow. Tbe
screams of the baby attracted tha attention of
the household, who were able to secure the
madman, but did not arrive in time to save tha
life of the falthfnl dog; which lay with a frao
tured skull at the feet of his tiny mistress.
Germans are not doing particnlarlyVell
In Importing machinery Into Chill, the only
goods in Which' they possess a superiority being
sewing machines. Out of a total import of
25.723 worth of these latter Germany supplied
2,000. but in other articles of machinery the
Imports from that country were only small. In
agricultural machinery and implements, in
wiiich the Germans have done pretty well In
Brazil and the Argentine Bepublic. they can
make little headwayagainst English and Amer
ican goods; and in ga3 machinery and appb
ances the share of Germany is quite
insignificant In railway material nine-tenths
of the supply comes from England, and neither
the United States nor Germany are serious
competitors. From the 1st of January next
year all machinery and parts of machinery will
be admitted into Chill duty free.
A correspondent of a London paper says
there are at Stambonl about 90 regular slavo
brokers who sell and buy slaves, or who are the
medium of buying or selling. The slaves are
lodged In houses known by the public, jnstas
they know the dealers In any sort of merchan
dise. The Abyssinian slaves are rare on ac
count of the delicacy ot their health, and the
trying climate of Constantinople does not suit
them. An Abyssinian maiden from 14 to 17 13
worth from 60 to 120 Bras (a lira is worth about
18s), but a handsome one Is sure to bring 300
llras. White slaves (Tcherkes) are more abund.
ant Maidens from 12 to 15 are quoted from 60
to 300 llras, and those from 18 to 20 from 60 to
1000 llras. The priC9 varies according to
beauty, slae, complexioo.and accomplishments.
Singers and musicians generally bring a good
price. Many people buy slaves for legal mar
riages, preferring them to Turks.
There is a decided sensation at Greens
boro, N. G, growing out of the capture of ft
strange creature, of whose origin nothing
seems to be known. When first seen she had
bad just sprung out of a box car and was run
ning np the railroad. She entered houses,
frightening the inmates out of their wits. Tbe
woman, or whatever it Is, does not speak, but
barks like a dog and bites right and left She
caught one man by the coat sleeve and tookout
a pieco as though it bad been done with a steel
instrument The creature had on her arm two
baskets filled with cast-off fruit cans, and
when overtaken threw down the baskets and
fought savagely. No Information can bo
drawn from her as to her dame, origin or desti
nation. She Is curiously dressed and her hair
is wrapped about her head In a disordered way.
Barking and snapping like a dog are her char,
acteristlcs, with a readiness to fight anything
that confronts her- The authorities are anx
ious to get her off their hands.
FLIGHTS OF FNCY.
This is the season of the year when the
slnjcgard who did not take the proverb maker's
advice, and go to tbe ant in the spring, has to (o
to his uncle. SomervilU Journal.
Bonson It strikes me that Solbylsofa
Cnarlle Great Scott and who wouldn't be on
im coo a rear. Kearnev EntervrUe,
Mrs. Literary Do you believe with the
poet that reading makes a fall man?
Mrs. Practical (sighing) I don't know that read
ing makes a fall man, butl am convinced that a
club reading room does. Texas Sifting!.
Harry Who's that passing on the other
lde of tbe street?
Charley Dear boy, yon'U have to excuse me.
I'm really too fatigued to look further than the
middle of the street tc-day.r-Ta Sifting.
Brown Ton show a good deal of boyish
enthusiasm over yonr coming trip to lurope.
Wby. you've crossed several times before,
Bobtnson Yes, bnt this Is my first tripwlthoM
my wife. Ifpoea.
QnevedOrrHello, Gesner! "What are yott
doing here? ,
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When one can't stretch one's legs withont P "?
one's reet wet it's time to se s ,- .
Mrs. Starvely I can't see why you're not
able to furnish your rooms as well as the Borrow-.
Its 00. "iney'Ve got a panor c. .t.
and plush. .,...
Mr. Starvely-Wen, I'll bet It's covered with
1.U-.M. Vb, --. ,.
Tommy Why, Mr. Thomas, you a
utue, neyour . ,,.,.
Mr. Thomas (a six-footer)-! guess not, my lad.
what made you tnmxsor ..n..J.
Tommy-Why, sister said you were tte jstaaOest
specimen of a man she ever itntt.-Starnta ,
A Delicate QaertIoD,-Wagisb. Fnend-
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