Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 14, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
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UAILY DISPATCH, One Year. 1 8 00 Daily Dispatch, FerQuarter zoo DATLT DSTFATCH, OneMouth TO lUrrrmsrATCH, Including Sunday, lyear. 10 00 Dailt Dispatch, InclodingBnndar.Sm'ths. 2 SO Daily Dispatch, inclndlngSunday.lmonth 90 Buxtay Dispatch. One Year 2 50 "Wzekxy DISPATCH, One Year 1 25 The Daily Dispatch is delivered by carriers at 15 cents De'r week, or Including Sunday edition, t!0 cents per week. PITTSBURG. SATURDAY. DEC. 14, 1889. A CELEBRATED CASE. The Cronin case went to the jury last night, and at one time a verdict was report ed to be expected. So prompt a return indi , cates the generalexpectation of a verdict of guilty; but it does not seem at this writing to have been well founded. The conclusion of the case up to the point where'the finding of the Terdict is left to the jury, makes it worth while to review its progress. It has been a trial of remarkable duration; and it is one of its singu- $)e Bippwij. f: lar features that the most time has ' been occupied with those portions of it that ought to be least decisive in deter mining the guilt or innocence of men on trial for their lives. The selection of a jury, which, supposing everything fair and ' above-board, ought to be done in half a day, occupied nearly two months. The presenta- .. tion of the testimony was not half so long as the wrangle over the jury; and the flow of orators occupied unnumbered days, which is calculated to arouse sympathy for the jurors who had to listen to it Taking the case with all its unique feat ures, and the collateral charges of jury fixing in connection with it, it affords a . striking example of the necessity of legal .reforms, and especially of reforming some of .the men who are connected with the admin istration of the law. KB. CARNEGIE'S PLAIN MEANING. There seems to be an unnecessary amount of newspaper astonishment over Mr. An drew Carnegie's complimentary allusion to ex-President Cleveland at the Boston ban quet, night before last It is not at all re markable that Mr. Carnegie should be of that broad and liberal class of mind that is able to recognize the honesty of political leaders whose principles he does not sup port. That Mr. Carnegie has any intention of abandoning his protection views, is a ridiculous supposition; but it is neither ridiculous nor surprising that he should be - fair-minded enough to mean what be said, namely, that Mr. Cleveland's administra tion was a clean and honorable one; and that a party .having such leaders should stick to them, whether it is Mr. Carnegie's party or another. To make more than that but of the courtesies engendered of a non partisan banquet is to discover a mare's sest TEE ORIGIN OF REALISM. Edgar Saltus, the novelist, according to Lis wife's story, has been leading a life pat terned' after the lives of the villains he has exhibited in his books. Mrs. Saltus' opin ion of her husband's novels is not known; 'bnt in her application for a divorce she has Kr- shown a decided disapproval of his ways of s Saltus books would convince any sane .reader of them that their author's nature .'-and .modes of thought were not highly re- ' fined or elevated. It is almost satisfactory to know that this leader of the sewer snipes of literature has been writing down to his own level. "We should have been sorry to jvlearn that such evil works came from a man "who knew better. Mr. Saltus seems to have sat in the sewer when he held up the ' 'mirror. It is a pity that Mr. Saltus cannot be "satisfied with practicing the peculiar im . morality, he is said to favor, in actual life. fe 'without lending his brains to picturing the ;- 'scenes about him. His life is his own affair. wiBut that life translated into the pages of a novel is a public evil that cannot be too strongly denounced. KOT EVASION BUT "VIOLATION. The old story of efforts to "get around" the Inter-State commerce law, is repeated. The details are given as coming from a railroad man, with the evident belief that it is a suc cessful device for dodging that enact ment The scheme is explained to consist of inducing shippers who are to be favored, to permit their freight to be billed to some unimportant local point part way to its des tination, beyond which, it is said, the freight goes through without billing and with a private charge. ' 'This device is said to have been discovered recently and a conference of freight officials was held to devise some means of prevent ing the practice. The most obvious com ment is that the persons who suppose such a scheme evades the provisions -of the law, and consider a conference necessary to stop it, betray their ignorance of the law. The practice is just as much a violation- of the la w as the alio wance of a rebate would be. It first violates the provision which forbids "any device" for giving one shipper & better rates than another; and it next vio- vlates the section which forbids the carriage of freight for any distance at other than the advertised rates. The railroad man who . .discovers that the opposition line is indulg jiing in any. such a practice can bring it np with a round tarn by the obvious and legiti mate coarse of patting evidence before the United States courts and setting the offend ers fined (5,000 for each shipment made in that way. The neglect of that obvious remedy, and the resort to the idea that the combination mast be.resor ted to for Borne sew scheme of billing rales, proves either the inability of onr railroad friends to grasp the idea of gov erning the railroad business in accordance with the law or suggests a doubt as to the existence of the practice. TEE WATER QUESTION. The renewed complaints of the Southside people with regard to the insufficiency of their water supply certainly calls for at tention from the city government It is premature to say exactly what the extent or justification of these complaints may be, but it is safe to assert that when the quan tity or quality of such an article of neces sity is alleged to fail it is an urgent publio duty to see that the complaint is remedied or disproved. There is no clearer duty, when a city un dertakes to supply water and levies taxes for that purpose, than to insure an adequate supply of pure water to all of its citizens who can be reached by the mains. This duty was clearly recognised some years ago by the arrangementin which the Mononga hela "Water Company was understood to bind itself that the supply should be ample on the Southside. If that agreement has been fulfilled, the fact should be made plain. If not the city should take steps to supply its own water to the Southside people. In such a matter it should be understood that it is not sufficient to meet the com plaints by a general denial. The burden of proof is on the city and water company. They have undertaken to see that an ade quate water supply js furnished, and they most make it clear that the work is per formed or else take prompt steps toward its performance. POPULAR SUMMER CONCERTS. Mnsio is an excellent thing, money can be made to be, and all Pittsburg desires to help along its new permanent Exposition. Therefore, in suggesting the idea of giving summer concerts of a popular kind, at in dubitably popular prices, in the Exposition building next summer, we are advocating something that will be of profit and moral and material benefit to all concerned. The concerts will do good to the people who hear them, put money in the Exposition treasury and give to Pittsburg what she has sadly lacked, a legitimate, elevating and at tractive entertainment of a popular char acter in summer time. The theaters are all closed at that time, or in a few cases playing summer "snaps," which are but a weariness and a burden to those who behold them. Pittsburg as yet does not boast a superfluity of wholesome amusements to which our toiling population may resort after their labors; and the proposed con certs, to give which Manager Johnston as sures us a first-class orchestra can be -secured, would we believe be hailed with delight by all classes. The Dispatch is glad to know that the directing board of the Exposition has began jo consider the feasibility of a series of summer popular concerts, and that Manager Johnston has already begun nego tiations with an orchestral organization of national fame. How favorably the project is regarded by the directors of the Exposi tion and by the leading musicians of this city maybe learned by reference to our news, columns. ' As we have said before, wo believe such concerts are needed, that they will do us all good, and that they will prove profit able to the Exposition, and The Dispatch will do all in its power to carry the project, to a successful issue. TEE ADVANTAGE OF CONSOLIDATION. The rivalries between Minneapolis and St Paul have furnished their fall share of amusement to the nation at large ; and now the twin cities of the Northwest are taking a position that has its serious value, as an example for Pittsburg and Allegheny. The newspapers of the two cities are pointing out that their interests are identical ; that though under different municipal organiza tions they are practically the same com munity ; and that advantages of great pub lic value can be secured by the consolidation of the two municipalities into one. If this can be true1 of the two cities between which there has been so much rivalry as Minneapolis and St Paul, how much more should it be true of the more closely adjacent and thoroughly identified cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny. In deed, so far as the recognition of the identical is concerned, we are in advance of the Northwestern cities. Everyone knows that commercially, financially and socially Allegheny is a por tion of Pittsburg; but the majority are not so prompt to see the advantages of complet ing the union of municipal organization. The gain in reputation of a single city of 400,000 inhabitants is scarcely comprehended here, although in the pushing cities of the Northwest it would be recognized as practi cally decisive. The advantage of united ac tion on such an issue as the bridge question, or in providing a complete system of termi nal facilities for the railroads, or a single water supply, police or fire system, which ought to be vital considerations, can hardly gain a hearing with those who scent a political scheme under the soriaeeofthe consolidation idea. If consolidation is mooted it should be done under provisions which will fully pre serve the rights of all sections. "When that is done, the movement should promise a great advantage to both alike. SOUTHERN HOB CENSORSHIP. Southern riots against "Uncle Tom's Cabin" performances are not a conclusive method of showing that the South has ab jured all sectional and pro-slavery feelings. If the riot reported in yesterday's dis patches had been against the two Marks, two Topsys, and the aggregation of blood hounds and donkeys to which the managers of "Uncle Tom" attractions are prone, it might have struck a sympathetic chord in the hearts ot theater goers of the North. But there is reason to fear that the Texan heart would not be fired by any number of donkeys on the stage; and that it is the un favorable representation of the peculiar in stitution which was Host and the' lost cause, that moved the Southern mob to exploit itself. There are fools in all parts of the country; but the Southern variety seem ca pable of making, themselves peculiarly ob noxiously prominent NO USE IN SLOW "VESSELS. The speech of an English Government official at a public banquet the other day in which it was asserted that the English fleet assembled at the Splthead naval review, without unduly depleting the Tegs lar sta tions, amounted to twice the eaure navy of the United States, afforded a striking con- trast in the naval power of, the'two nations. The United States has neither the need nor the desire to rival the English navy in size; but it should be our. policy to equal, if not surpass, it in the quality ,of such vessels as we do build. For that end, it is necessary to say that the recently issued advertisement for proposals for thirteen-knot cruisers is little progress in the direction. A. thirteen knot cruiser, in these days of twenty-knot vessels, is of about as much use as a fonr minute horse In the free-for-all races on the grand circuit. It could neither catch the enemies vessels nor run away from Bhips of higher power. If we are to have a navy, it should be built on the principle of getting the swiftest commerce destroyers or none at all. A good many Bepublican newspapers are criticising Chief Justice Fuller's address on the ground of its,lack of original information about Washington. There may be some truth in the criticism; but it would be no more than fair to remember, first, that the topic of Wash ington's character has been very thoroughly gone over daring; the past century, with the re sult that If an orator wishes to give original In formation he will hare to invent it; and second, that the supply of orators who produce new and striking ideas on set occasions Is nearly, If not quite, as small as the new facts. The best prediction on the coming winter is to the effect that It is likely to be mild along the Atlantic coast as a result of the deflection of the Gulf Stream toward the United States. It is pleasant to know that nature Is doing her best to give the people of the East some relief from the burdens of the anthracite coal com bination. A stoey is told by the New York Star of the way in which Bartley Campbell, when a reporter here, tried to interview Bishop Tulgg In the confessional, having obtained access to the church dignitary in the role of a penitent The story may be 1 nnny, bat its real value is somewhat damaged by the fact that there is a hiatus of several years between the timq at which Bartley Campbell left the newspaper ranks of Pittsburg and the date at which Bishop Taigg succeeded to the diocese of Pitts burg, and the additional tact that the man who did the confessional Interview Is still alive and in Pittsburg newspaper work. "When the Atlanta Constitution calls such a man as George W. Cable a "little rene gade," for the crime of having an opinion of his own on the race question, it proves that sectional prejudice has its abiding place in the editorial office of the leading newspaper of Atlanta. "Kentucky coal and Kentucky gas burn ing in front of Kentucky fire-brick will make us very nearly independent In our heating ar rangements," jubilantly remarks the Louisville Courier-Journal. True enough; and until that happy consummation is secured, Kentucky will try to keep herself warm by the use of that other great heating agent, which the Courier-Journal singularly omits to men tion, namely. Kentucky whisky. -Notwithstanding Allen O. Myers hotshot, political information from Ohio is to the effect that Ohio will be represented in the United States by Brice's barrel, as a legitimate successor to the Standard Oil barrel. The fact that the last Johnstown disaster was the result of a large attendance at an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" performance, will not be fully utilized until the Richmond Slate gives free play to its imagination by holding it no as a judgment ot Providence. But perhaps the State is dissatisfied because Providence killed only a dozen of the people who are so wicked as to go to a play which that sapient journal as serts to be sectional. The Signal Service has evidently adopted the theory that the prediction of cold waves about this time of the year Is likely to prove a successful policy if adhered to with sufficient persistency. Things are locked at differently in differ ent localities. Here has the Michigan Supremo Court gone and decided that it is not libelous for a newspaper to declare that a candidate for Congress is an Ignoramus and a fool. This view is supported at length. In Pennsylvania the assertion would be placed under the ban of the law, presumably on the principle of the greater the truth the greater the libeL Anothee six hundred-pound gas well in the Bakers town field should knack the inflation out of the talk concerning the failure of the natural gas supply. The discussion as to what court the license hearings shall be held in next year Is In teresting, but likely to be decided without much reference to the views of the public press. There is reason, however, in the sug gestion that tho hearings shall be begun at an early date, in order that the protracted task may be finished In good season. PE0PLE OP PR0HINENCE. Elijah Haxtobd has taken to horseback riding. William E. Gladstone will celebrate his SUth birthday on the 20th of this month. Don Pedro, ex-Emperor ot Brazil, Is an honorary member of the New York Historical Society. Theodobb D. Weld, the well-known anti slavery agitator, celebrated his 86th birthday recently. " THE eldest daughter of General Mahone has one of the finest and sweetest voices Mrs: John W. Mackey has ever beard. GOVERNOB-ELEOT CAMPBELL, of Ohio, Is a Knight Templar, a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Order of Elks. The Rev. T. P. Sanf ord, who has become the pastor ot a Baptist church in Birmingham, England, is a full-blooded negrd, who was born a slave in Virginia. Chablotte m. Yonoe, the historical writer, has written and published exactly 100 books. She is now engaged upon her 101st work, to be published shortly. Sib Julian Pauhcefote is devotinga good deal of time to the study of American litera ture. He says that he had no realization of the richness and variety ot the work of our men of letters. Judge Coolet, who has been ill for some time, has been improving steadily daring the last few weeks and will resume his duties as chairman of the Inter-State Commerce Com mission in a day or two. Consul Osbobne, a son of Representative Osborne, of Pennsylvania. Is in Washington making preparations to depart for his post of duty at Ghent. Mr. Osborne Is one ot the very youngest of the new Consuls appointed, and what Is more peculiar Is that he secured the place without the indorsement of his father, the Congressman. Representative Osborne did not wish his son to get the position, and would not indorse his application. Young Osborne went to work on his own behalf, and with the assistance of other Congressmen and the Penn sylvania Senators secured the appointment A SLIGHT MISCALCULATION. Contractor McGowan Thinks 1940 Will See Pittsburg's PoatoSce Completed. 1FEOU A ETAVT COBBXSFOITOXKT.'I Washington, December 11 "I sincerely hope The Dispatch is In error," said Con tractor McUowan, with a serious mien, to-day, in allusion to the possibility suggested in The; Dispatch that the Pittsburg Government building would not be finished before the year of onr Lord 1913. "It will be rather rough on me if the conclusion Is deferred so long, but I have reason to believe it will come sooner than that The stone Is now all on the ground, and at the present rate of progress I think I can safely say the whole structure will be finished not later than 1940, thus beating The Dis patch estimate by f nlly three years." The Editor's Midst Not Infected. Prom the'Yale News, , The statement made in tbe JiegUltr zuitt numoeroi oinerpa-prs as to a renewal oi tne typhoid fever In our midst Is utterly false. ,w ?y.zain&?yk' THE'TOPICAL TALKER, Germany in Pittsburg Had No Money, bat Wanted' p. Purse An Odd Hymeneal Habit. It Is customary to speak of the United States as an English-speaking country, but a foreigner must be astonished at the amount of German, high and low Dutch, Italian, and Sclavonie tongues which he hears about him as he travels over this continent , Notwithstanding the sizo of the German population in this city and number of people besides who can speak. German, some proceed ings which took place in Magistrate Gripe's office on Wednesday night must be deemed oat of tho ordinary. Both plaintiff and defendant were Germans. All the evidence was given In German! th(L (layers on both sides examined the witnesses and addressed th Court in German; Mr. Qripp interpolated judicial remarks in German, and finally gave his decision in the case in that language. Not a word was spoken in English during the trial, and, except for the quality of the German, which we may reasonably suppose was not al ways tho best, the trial migbt have taken place in Heidelberg or Pumpernickel. . It is curious how far a man who Is attached to the credit system will run into debt One day I was standing in a country store where everything under the sun is sold, when a tall, well-dressed young man came In. The storekeeper waited upon this customer at once. He wanted a parse, he said, and after looking over all the stock, picked out an exceedingly large one of leather. As he was putting the parse into bis pocket he said to the store keeper: "Be kind enough to charge this to me." The man behind the counter replied brusquely: "No, Mr. B , I can't do It Yon know I can't" "But I haven't a cent, and ' "Then yon don't need a purse," said the store, keeper, as he replaced the purse in the show case. V It is fanny how very particular some people are about getting all the details of their station in life into the newspapers when they get mar ried. For Instance, several months agt arrtry ex cellent young man sent to me the draft of a notice of his wedding, which he desired to have published in 'The Dispatch. For obvious reasons I can only give this draft with the original names, etc., altered, and in this shape it will be found below: "On Wednesday, 18th Inst, the wedding of Mr. T. J. Blank, cashier in the bureau of power on the P., T. fc O, R. R., at the Bonthworth depot, to Miss S. F. Nonesuch, daughter of Mr. L. M. Nonesuch, superintendent of the Oleo margarine Applying Manufacturing Company, office No. 77 Boulevard street," etc. Now the only thing further that might have been said about the bridegroom's business af fairs would have been to state his salary, the character of his work, and the kind of desk and chair he used, with possibly a few details about his preferences as to lnk,pens and paper. "What a noise Sarah Jane Is making up stairs," Mr. Turtledovo remarked to his spouse as a sound of revelry by night with incidental crashes of furniture came from the attic. "Yes, my dear," Mrs. T replied, "Sarah Jane will insist on sitting on all the chairs in her room at once." "Why don't you take some of them away!" "Because there Is only one," was tho some what exasperating reply of Mrs. T i A C0BDEN CLUB MEDAL Offered Yale Students for the Best -Political Economy Essay. New Haven, December 13. The under graduates at Yale University this year will have the opportnnity to display their under standing of political economy in competing for a medal offered by the Cobden Club, of En gland, to the student who shall prepare the nest paper upon any of four subjects assigned by Profs. Sumner, Farnam and Hailoy. The theses most be presented at 118 North College before June L Following are the subjects: First-'The History of Silver Sine 1S78." Second "Employer's Liability," (including the law on the subject, the recent changes made or proposed in different countries in regard to such liability, the proper limits of its deduced from the relation of employetand emiloye, and the doctjinesof ethics tnd jurisprudence which have been affirmed in regard to it ' Third "The Doctrineof'Virtual'Monopoly.". including the legal decisions in which the term has been used, the Idea which the courts bold as to wnat "virtual" monopoly is, the law about it as the courts have laid it down, the economto aspects of the doctrine, and the ethical and legal reasons which' have been addnced ti instl- f y regulation of charges where virtual msnopo ly is alleged to exist . J Fourth. "International Industrial Exhibi tions," with a discussion of their material and social advantages to the world at large and to the country and city in which they are hfld. THE BLI OLD MAN. Hovr Mr. Gladstone Dodged the Scotland Yard Detectives. Some good stories have been told as to the tactics which Mr. Gladstone when Priii e Min ister adopted in order that be might 1 lse the gentlemen delegated from Scotland Yarjl to be bis guardians. The Liberal .chief nevei liked the notion of being shadowed even with the very best of Intentions, and the precautions of Scotland Yard rather cut against the grain with him. So he did not hesitate on occasion to get rid of bis brace of "angels hovering round." and here is a perfectly fresh item asto'howhe did it when resident in Downing street Ho would walk into No. 10 and hang his hat upon a prominent peg in the lobby; the detectives would watch the hat and meanwhile;the old tactician would have donned another head gear, slipped out at the back entrance, and got clear away. This trick served its purpose of tener than one might imagine, but in the end one detective went to the front and the other to the back of No. 10 Downlnc street' and Mr. Gladstone was driven to contrivo some fresh J Biraregy. . AN APPEAL TO TEE PEOPLE. Mormon Leaden Assort That They are. Loyal to the Government. Salt Lake, Utah, December la Wilfred Woodruff, George O. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, apostles of the Mormon. Church, have issued another' manifesto, unqualifiedly deny ing all charges made against tho church In the recent hearing before J udje Anderson. So far from any doctrine or teaching of tho church being hostile to the United States Government, members of the church are under Divine com mand to revere' the Constitution as a Heaven Inspired instrument, and obey as supreme all laws made in pursuance of its provisions. The signers ofs the manifesto regard the at tempt to exclude aliens from naturalization and citizens from the elective franchise, on ac count of membership lnthe Mormon Church, as an Impolitic and ungenerous encroachment upon civil and religious liberty. They earnestly appeal to the American press and people not to condemn Latter Day Saints unheard. DEATHS OP A DAY. Dr. B. E. nigbee. t Lancaster, PA., December ,13.-Dr. E. E. HUbee, State Superintendent or Public Schools, who was stricken with paralysis at Mifflin Tues day afternoon, died at his homo in this city at 1 o'clock this morning. Dr. Hlgbee was born In Burlington, Vt, March 27, 1830. When quite yonng he entered tbe University of Vermont de clining an appointment to the West Point Academy, and soon distinguished himself for his ability, graduating with honor In ISO. He went to Emmlttsburg, Md., soon after graduating, and engaged In teaching school. While In Emmltts burg his mind was turned to the Christian mlnls- xrv, ana oe soon niter eniercu me ineoiogical seminary of the Herman Kerbnned Chsrch, then at Mercersbnrg. He was licensed to preach tbe gospel In May, 1854. In 1855 he was united with the Congregational Association of Vermont and labored at Bethel, In that State. In 1858 he ac cepted a call to tbe First Keformed chnrch at Tiffin, O., and at tbe same time served as Professor or Languages In Heidelberg College, located at that place. In 188? be took charge of Grace Church, l'lttsburg. where his sermons attracted much attention, In 1864, while Dr. ScbaS.was on a visit to Europe, -he. was appointed by tire Board or Visitors Professor of Church History and Kie geslsatMercersburg, and so satisfactorily aid he perform his dntles that wbea Dr. Schaff resigned tbe chair In 1865 tbe Snyod or Lewlsburg unanl monsly elected him to flu the place permanently. Dr. Hlgbee continued his conneotlon with the Hoyttothe Superlntenuency oi i-nDUo instruc tion, being subsequently reappointed In 1885 by Oovernor JPattlson, and In 1839 by Governor Heaver. Thomas Parker. WAsmNaTOH. December It Thomas Parker, a well-known cltlsen of "Washington. 1, a, died here, yesterday, aged 81. He was one of those who drew Lafayette's carriage into Washington from Baltimore In J8S4. H was fthMn.rw ores;. Governor Charles P, Joaasoa, of Mtos oun, 'ff ? CANADA'S SIMARSABL1 WOKE. A Great. Ship "Railway Tbat Reduces a Trip of 560 Miles to 17. Ottawa, December 13. Canada Is carrying on just now one of the most remarkable works of modern times the Cblgnecto Marine Trans port Railway. The road is being built on the neck of land lying between the Northumber land strait and the Bay ot .Fundy, It is de signed to facilitate maritime communication between the Gulf of St Lawrence and south ern ports. Vessels will be hoisted on to a huge truck. Two locomotives will at once commence to pull, and away the shlD will go. 17 miles overland, to the Bay of Fundy, where it will be set afloat again to resnme its voyage. Tho, railway trip will avoid the lone Journey around , Cape Breton and Nova Scotia. InVifia steel for tho track is the heaviest ever mauwigblngUO pounds to the yard. There will be a double track, upon which the track containing the vessels under transport will be placed. The locomotives, two of which will be used In drawing the vessel across the isthmu, are built on the same principle as the ordinary locomotives, but of a much creater weight and power. It is estimated tbat with this power and the roadbed In fairly good condition a ship of ordinary capacity will be taken from the Bay of Fundy and placed In Bale Verte. a dis tance of 17 miles, in 2K bourstbough 10 miles per hour is easily obtainable! The vessels to be transported will be hoisted by hydraulic power from a basin or dock to the railway" track. It is claimed that it will be impossible for the ship to suffer injury or attain by this novel experience. PATH AT BILLIARDS. Hovr the Diva Passed tho Day In the Windy City by the Lake; Chicago, December 13.-Patti took advan tage of the springlike weather yesterday, and passed what is commonly known as a "large" day. With .Mr. Abbey and Nieolinl the song stress took an extended drive before dinner, immediately after which she spent two hours exhibiting and dilating upon the beauties of her gorgeous wardrobe to a reporter. This finished, Jake Schaeffer and Lou and Nellie Bhaw, atPatti's previous Invitation, partook of lunch with several of the hostess' friends as guests, and the three billiard experts aroused Pattl's enthusiasm by their exhibitions of scientific ivory kisses. The Wizard" and the queen of song engaged in a short cushion car romgame, and Jake was richly rewarded for hisgenerosity by the supreme happiness of his fair opponent as she called game when the champion's string was one button short In the eveniDg Patti honored that ambitious actress. Hattie Harvey. Jn whose welfare she nas mini great interest, oy occupying a box at the Windsor Theater, and witnessing two acts of "A Little Tramp." At night Patti said she was seriously considering the advisability of making Chicago her home. and. with dreams of the Windy City's Auditorium and World's x air,. me divine songstress sang Into contented sleep. MORE M0NEI FOR 6UPERYI80RB. The Superintendent of tho Census Makes a Strong Recommendation. Washington, December 13. Congressmen who are Interested in the selection of super visors of the approaching census, experience difficulty in finding the right sort of men to recommend for appointment, owing to the meagre compensation allowed by the terms of the census act That limits the compensation to be paid supervisors to 500. The duties of supervisors require for their satisfactory dis charge, men of Integrity, good judgment and business habits., Each will have to select from 100 to 300 enumerators, superintend their work, complete the returns with acenracy and audit all their bills. To do this well,. Congressmen say, is worth more than J500, and many of them have written to superintendent Porter upon the subject The Superintendent to-day addressed a letter to Senator Hale, Chairman of the Senate committee on tne census, recommending that the act be changed so as to authorize nlm to pay supervisors 81,000. In his letter, Superin tendent Porter says that It will require folly a year's time to discbarge the obligations de volving; upon supervisors, and that in view of the responsibility of thenosltion the sum of 81,000 is as little as should be paid them. SPRING- YALLEI MINES. A Now State of Affairs Confronting tho Tollers In tbo Coal Pits. Spuing Valley, III., December 13. Yes terday 29 negroes arrived at the Seatonvilla shaft of the Chicago, Wilmington and Vermil- Hon Coal Company, about five miles from here, to dig coal, the first appearance of the kindM, this sectibn. This shaft was running all sum mer during the strike, the men being paid by the day, but soon after the strike was settled at this place; the company ignoring its con tract established a new basis of pay,' which re sulted in a material reduction. Most of the men qnit wort, many of them seeking and ob taining employment at this place. The arrival of the negroes has caused a flut ter of excitement as there is a strong feeling against them among the miners here and in the surrounding locality. To-day another invoice of abont 60 arrived, clearly Indicating tho pol icy of Manager Sweet to pay less wages than any of his competitors, even though he re sorted to this means. ALITE IN HER C0FPIN. A Sad Case of Premature Bnrial Reported From Wisconsin. Madison, Wis., December 13. A sad case of premature burial has just developed here. About a month ago diphtheria appeared in the home of a prominent family.- A, young do mestic was terribly frightened, and decided to go to her home in the country, but the attend ing physician would not permit this, not from fear of spreading disease, but to render assist ance to the family. A young child died of the dread disease, and this, with the horror of the disease, caused the girl to take to her bed, and she apparently died in a few hours and was at once buried by the authorities. A few days ago her parents obtained per mission to remove the body to the country, and npon opening tbe casket they were horri fied to discover that the body was lying on its face, tbe hair wrenched from the head, and the flesh literally torn from the face and hands. RANDALL MUCH IMPROVED. TT He Will Not Attend Congress, However, TJnill After the Holidays. Washington, December 13. Representa tive Samuel J. Randall was so much improved yesterday tbat be got np and walked about the bouse for some time. His condition continues to Improve each day, and his strength increas- Mr. Randall is very cheerful, and takes a keen interest in the proceedings of Congress, but will not attend the sessions of the House until after tbe holidays. FASHIONS FOR MEN. Seasonable Hints for Those Who 'Keep Paco Wlih tbo Times. From tbe Clothier and Furnisher. Nov is the harvest time for tho strictly gift species ot cane and umbrella. Feabl white gloves, with dead white, wide braiding npon tbe backs, are tbo propab capah for fall dress. . iKralkjng gloves, tbe craven tan are yet -r al..afr . A A ..A. 1a.. ...... .l..nkt.Afc A m .wA a the case last season. These is yet an Increasing- demand for men's waterproof garments, the big enveloping cape coats being the most sought for. THE premonitory symptoms of the holidays find their fullest exploitation this season In tbo sumptuous display of suspenders In all the stores. Double-breasted sack suits In solid colors and mixtures' and in round cutaway from tbe lower buttons ijnd tho straight-buttons are all in high favor. TBS lighter woods of thistle, ash and oak are successfully treated with ornate decorations in silver and many artlstle walking stick ex amples are thus secured. The purchasers of underwear would do well not to pin-their faith in a mild winter npon the temperature thus far. The regular weights arejhe'safest Investments. MoUCHOiB cases and handkerchief boxes are keeping many stores busy wboss proprie tors are alert to every pretext to take advan tage of tho, Chris tmastlde feeling. These is absolutely nothing pew in trousers, either in shape or pattern. They are cut in a reasonably loose width, and tbe quiet herring bone combinations ttil have the call. Rehekbeb that, no matter bow erratic the fold or bow the scarf pin is inserted, the bead of tbe pin must finally fall in the center of tbo scarf. This Is authentic and Irrevocable. THE tendency Is- growing toward the tteablo scarfs knowledge of tbe various fold is being, diffused, and tho buyers are showing aaUoH nation tee better; and higher yrlced goo. A BRILLIANT ELOCUTIONIST; Mrs. Scott Bfddona Appears la One of Her Programmes at Lafayette Ball. Mrs. Seott Siddons must certainly have discovered an elixir of life equal in effects to those claimed by Dr. Brown Seqnard's famous discovery, for In facing her audience in Lafay ette Hall last erenlng, she appeared' not a day older than In any of her previous visits to the city. She was attired in a handsome Parisian toilet of stiff cream satin, the entire front em broidered in a pretty design with small gold beads, and the bodice was also beautifully trimmed in the same style. Her dark hair and eyes accentuated the creamy whiteness of her face and neck, and a magnificent diamond necklace sparkled upon the latter. Bracelets encircled her wrists, and numerous rings gleamed upon her fingers. She evidently understands that a handsome woman assists talent wonderfully in making a good impression upon audiences. Her manner upon the stage was peculiarly graceful, and her recitations were all received warmly by the au dience, bat they waxed quite enthusiastic over the rendition of "The Creeds of the Bells" and her concluding number, the experiences of an old maid. By request Mrs. Siddons recited "Curfew Mnst Not Ring To-Night" in her inimitable manner, and made qnite a bit in "Father Phil's Collection." It is safe to assert tbat no other reader in the profession conld hold an audienco for two straight hours with out even a sign of weariness, as Mrs. Siddons did last evening. As accomplished in the plav of her features as in the well-modulated tones other voice, she combines all the possible uuauucaiions oi success. AN OCCASION OP PLEASURE. The Normal Alnmnl Association Have an Enjoyable Meeting;: The second Teception of the Normal Alnmnl Association was held at the High School build ing last evening. About 200 guests were pres ent, and a delightful evening was enjoyed by all. Before the dancing commenced a short pro gramme was rendered, consiltingof an address' by the President of the society. Miss Elizabeth McCabe: a piano solo by Miss Hall; a recitation by Miss Frankie Graham; a solo by Mrs. Harri son; a recitation byMlS3 Graham, and a solo" by Miss Fraser. Immediately after the business" meeting was held, and new officers elected for the coming year. Dancing was then enjoyed until 12, when Hagan served a sumptuous repast and at 2 o'clock the happy guests departed for their respective homes. The officers of the association acted as recep tion committee and in a thoroughly charming manner made everyone welcome. They were Miss McCabe, President; Miss Ivy O. Triesel, "Vice President; Miss Carrie Adams, Secretary, and Misses Self, Beck, Roswinkle, Sellers and Frew. THE DINNER DANCE SERIES. Five Dinners Combined In One Very Exquis ite Dance. Delightful will be the series of "dinner dances," judging from the initial one given last evening. The five ladles who acted as hostesses and -chaperones are Mrs. Mark W. Watson, Mrs. B. F. Jones, Mrs. A. E. W. Painter, Mrs. Harry Oliver and Mrs. John W. Rlcketson. The dinners were given at 7 o'clock at the various residences and covers were laid at each dinner for 12 neople. At 10 o'clock Mrs. Rlcketson received tbe ag gregation of merry-makers from all the din n'ers, at her lovely home on Ridge avenne, and wlthToerge Brothers' orchestra as an inspira tion tbe German was enjoyed until after 12. Four more of the pleasant gatherings will complete the series and they will be given every other Friday evening. Mrs. Harry Oliver will give the german on December 27, and the remaining ladies of the mystic Ave will give the dinners. The appoint ments of the composite parties are superb, and the most rigid conventionalities are observed by all, making them very exclusive affairs. A SUCCESSFUL CLEARANCE. Tbo Woman's Industrial Exchange Doing a Large Business. The. Ladles' Industrial Exchange will con tinue tholr clearing sale to-day, and will also resurrect some of their latest consignments for tbe benefit of their purchasers. Their business is flourishing; 150 was the cash receipts of one day this week in the needlework rooms, and on the same day they served 180 people in the luncheon department v Social. Chatter. The John J. Davis Commandery will give a very exclusive reception on Tuesday evening, December 3L There are but 40 invitations issued, and each lady present, it is stated, will receive a handsome souvenir of tbe occasion. Their rooms, 2541 Penn avenue, win be the scene of festivity. A very delightful chamber musical was given at the Pennsylvania Female Co!'ege last evening. Tbe Boston Quintet Club was in attendance. The Shady Avenue Baptist Church held a delightful bazaar last eveuing at which Christmas presents were displayed in pro fusion. Oystkbs were served In the Sewickley M. E. Church last evening and In the Mt Washing ton Grace Episcopal Church. Me. and Mes. Challonek. of Tarentum, with 33 oftbeir friends, occupied parquet seats in tbe Bijou last evening. The "E. E. E.'s" (East End Euchre Club) jnet at tbe residence of Mrs. S. S. Schoonmaker last evening. THE STATU GRANGE ADJOURNS. Australia's Ballot Reform System Indorsed nnd Protection Demanded. rEPXCIAL TSLXOBAM TO THB SI8PATCB.1 HAEBisnrmo, December 13. Tbe State Grange adjourned to-day, after adopting reso lutions demanding equal protection in the national tariff laws, equal with manufacturers, and declaring in favor of tho adoption of the Australian ballot reform system. A resolution was also adopted expressing sympathy with the family of the late Prof. Hlgbee, Superintendent of Public Instruction. A Committee on Legislation was appointed, whose duty it will bo to see that the interests of the Grangers are taken care of at Washing ton and Harrisburg. Leonard Rhone, Worthy Master of the State Grange, is Chairman of this committee. A CLUB OF RED HEADS. Very Appropriately They Choose a While Horse ns no Emblem. Gbeencabtle, Ins.. December 13. A Red Heads Club Is the latest acquisition to the nu merous societies In DePanw University. This morning about IS young men strode into chapel in a group, and took possession ot adjacent seats. The' hair of every one was a deep, rich auburn, and as a further distinguish ing characteristic every one wore a large badge, upon which was engraved the picture of a "white horse." , The members of this new organization re mained in their seats at tbe close of the chapel exercises nntll tbe remainder of the students bad left tbe ball, and a glance back at tbe place where they sat was llko the view of a glorious sunset ' READY FOB ITS LABORS. The Congressional Committee on Elections Organizes for tbe Session. Washington; December 13. The House Committee on Elections held its first meeting and effected an organization this morning. Chester H. Rowell, of Illinois, son of the chair man, was selected as clerk, A sub-committee oa rules was selected, consisting ot the chair man. Messrs-Honk, Cooper, Crisp and O'Fer rall. This sub-committee will be charged with tbe arrangement of tbe seventeen contested election cases, now awaiting settlement Tbe committee will meet again subject to call when tbe sub-committee is ready to report Football a Wicked Pastime. From the North British Mall. I A manufacturer of footballs recently wrote to tbe "Secretary. Football Club,", of a small town in Wales soliciting orders. The reply be received considerably astonished him. It was from the parish clerk, and read thusly: "We have no clubs of tbe kind here. We are better Christians than to allow oar yonng men to in dulge in snch wicked pastimes. It is the ruin of young men. Let them read their Bibles and Common Prayers, and thiuk ot death." Chance at the Dljou. Mis Clara Morris, in' response to over- Whelming demand!, h decided to Tlay "CaadUe' .ts-s-ftit la place of tk drama MUea. km serris' Ml Ma weaierf ally setMf at. Tir GOSSIP OF GOTHAI. A fiwlflsHer Broaght to GrleC tXXW TOBX EUBBJLU.SFECIXLB.1 New York, December 13.-J. J. Carter, alias "Doo Warren." ha practiced tbe employment agency swindle in Jersey City for tbe last 18 months. His advertisements In tbe New York andf Jersey City dailies called for a helper at expositions, south and west at a salary of S50 a month and expenses." Every applicant for tbo position. If be bad tbe money, was induced to deposit with Carter, $150 or 200 guarantee. Then the "helper," who understood his new business to be to carry samples of goods to county fairs, was started to Philadelphia, and there met by a confederate ot the man at this end, who sent him on to St Louis, or some other far Western town, generally as far as his money would carry him, so that be might bo effectually stranded. The "scheme worked) to a charm. Tbe deluded victims were seldom seen here again, although they were frequently beard from by inquiries through the police of tbe Western towns as to tbe pretended "em ployer." When Charles J. Nash started for one of Mr. Carter's Western expositions, two weeks ago, however, ho was clever enough to buy a return ticket In St Louis ho dis covered that he had been swindled, and hur ried back to New York. Last night be bad Carter arrested. In court this morning, Fred erick Boyer, of Brooklyn, related tbat Carter had cheated him ont of $700 by means of tbe exposition game. It was also shown that Car ter had been punished In Missouri and South-. em Calif ornia,as well as in Philadelphia for this sort ot swindling. He was held for trial. Tbo Stewart Mansion Leased. It Is practically settled that the old Btewart mansion, at the corner of Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street will soon become the homo of the Manhattan Club, the Democratic rival of the Union League. The Manhattan and the managers of the Stewart estate have been hag gling about the price of the property for the last two years. The club offered 800,UOO for it while the trustees of the estate demanded at least $1,000,000. The arrangement now pro posed provides for a 21-year lease, at the rate .of $23,000 a year. There are a number of de tails which have not been definitely settled, and this work may require two or three weeks' time, but it is reasonably certain that tbe lease, on the terms named, .will be consummated. McClellan's Horns Sold. The home of Gen. George R, McClellan, near Eagle Rock, N. J., has been sold to Albert C. Squler, of Brooklyn, for $55,000. The property consists of a big, old-fashioned bouse built by McClellan before tbe war, and U acres of band some grounds. McClellan passed most of bis days there after the rebellion. Ingersoll on Electrical Executions. Bcninioic .Jngigo, the Japanese who ran a dagger through the heart ot Mura Comml, on November 10, was taken to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, this morning, to receive the death sentence. Justice Brady, however, de ferred the sentence till the Court of Appeals should have banded down Its decision as to the constitutionality of the electrical execution law. This decision will be given to-morrow, probably, and will determine bow Kemmler and Mclivaine, a3 well as Jngigo, shall die. Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll gave this opinion, to-day, of the law in question, and of the possi ble consequences of the decision of the Court of Appeals: "Offhand, I should say the elec trical execution law was entirely constitutional. I would rather die take my chances of dying in the electrical chair than by being hanged. None of those who have died by electrlal shock have complained of the method. But should the Court of Appeals decide that the law Is unconstitutional, in my judgment every murderer in tbe first degree will go unpun ished, I do not believe such a decision by the Court of Appeals would restore the law pro viding for execution by banging, to the statute books, without further legislative action. In other words, there would be no law for the pun ishment of men convicted of murder in the first degree, until the Legislature bad made one, and those already convicted could not be sent to prison for life, for tbe law does not prescribe snch punishment for murder in the first degree." BRICE MAKES A MISTAKE. The Senatorial Candidate Writes to Repub licans Asklsr for Their Support. Waveblt, 0 December 13. Sheriff James H. Watklns and Auditor S. C. Sargent both Republicans, are the recipients of the compli ments of the great New York rainbow chaser, of which the following is a verbatim copy: Lima, O., December Id, 1889. Dear Sin I earnestly ask your support lnmv candidacy for tbe Senate, as without tbe approval ofsuch men as yourself the place loses its value. My neighbors and friends believe tbat I can be of service In continuing our campaigns In the same spirit which has pervaded those of 1883 and 1889, and by securing Congress In 1890 and tbe Oovernor and Senator in 189L, put the Ohio Democracy far to tbe front In tbe national contest In 1892. I sincerely hope that you can agree with them and lend me your aid. I would be glad to hear from and grateful lor any assistance yon can give me. Believe me, very truly yours. Calvin S. Beige. As both these gentlemen were defeated for re-election in November they are not partic ularly stuck on the "spirit" which pervaded the last campaign, although both realize the value" of the place Mr. Brice occupied. It is safe to assnme that Mr. Bnce has not as yet "heard" from the boys. 110EE JUSTICE NEEDED. The Reason Given for an Increase of Sb prerae Court Members. Washington, December 11 One of the reasons which the Supreme Court Justices think shonld have weight in tavor of the pas sage of a bill to increaso the number of justices on the Snpreme Court Bench Is the large terri tory over which some of thorn bavo to preside when they go on circuit daring the summer recess of the court Justice Miller's circuit in cludes Colorado. Arkansas. Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and theNortbwest This circuit is the one Judge Brewer has pre sided over, and that there Is unanimity of opin ion among lawyers that It is too large for one Circuit judge and tbat tbe extreme western territory should be divided by creating at least two additional judges bad also two additional Supreme Court Justices to sit with the Circuit judges in the new-made districts when not on the bench at Washington. Dllaaed Her Diamond Wedding. From tbe North British Mail. A woman at Anglesea has recently died at tbe aga of 03 years. Her husband, to whom sho was married 71 years ago. Is still alive. They bad 13 children. Only a little while ago the old lady cat three new teeth. TRI-STATE TRIFLES. Policeman Rowhottox, of Mahanoy City, arrested a robber in bis own parlor recently. A pectliably shaped rock was picked np by workmen on the foundation of a building near Morgantown, W. Vs. It almost exactly resembles a moccaslncd f oot, and for a time it was supposed to be the potrifled pedal ex tremity of some giant Indian who chased buffa loes and tomahawked bis enemies in prehis toric ages. A"West Chestee paper tells of a man who was 'dragged down stairs and over a stone wall by a stubborn mule." A Touwd lady of Carlisle has" received a bill amounting to over $100 tbat tells a little his tory. The bill came from a jilted man, and in It she Is charged with 23 yards ot silk dress goods, two gold bracelets worth $40, one dia mond ring, a bat and several other items. The above named articles were presents from him. John Wade, of Akron, had a caller the' other morning whom at first glance he took for a tramp. The man. who was a Scotch sailor, wanted 'a breakfast and also a job to saw wood in payment and what surprised the family most was that he refused .to eat until be had done tho work. It was not for snch travelers as this that the tramp law was passed. A HH3HLY electrical young man in Alliance, 0., has only to rub bis fingers when small coin and other metallic valuables stick to them as if by magic A Habbisbubq man went into a store Tues day and put a" lighted cigarette on the edge of an aquarium. A goldfish seized It and took a pair. For several days the poor thing lay at tho bottom of the tank aad pted like a to dog. Its color chaaged ts a jet black, a4 tbeows-Kof that oiganM feu swaraetlltr .4 . " ' CUEIOUSiCOHDESSATIOIte A spring of petroleum discovered in the "' Wisconsin iron range has been tested and proven genuine. There are some drugs which are said to -be worth $2,000 a bottle, and the druggists say . they don't make much on them either. Her American tour will net Patti $500, 000. This will go a long way toward her house bold expenses In the Welsh castle with tbe un pronounceable name. "Waiters in "Washington hotels have adopted a new method of obtaining Christmas tips. They place before helpless guests cups bearing the legend "Remember Me." A company is engaged in building a new hotel in London which will cater exclu sively lor American patronage. It Is to be called the Columbia and it Is to have an Ameri can bar. A family at "West Bethel, Me., consists , of a couple, K and 80 years of age respectively;'; who live alone and do most of their work. " But they do not lack for music or excitement they; keep 15 pet cats. , The Italian Admiral Albini thinks that the future man-of-war will have doable screws and a helm at each end, so that in battle It need ' waste no time in turning around. Its sides will , be unarmored. , - - A social authority declares that a man can afford to dress badly If he is a genius era chump. But if be isn't one or the other of' these two things, he must toe the mark of fashionable convention. John N. Matthews, who operates ' Government distillery in Madison county, Georgia, says a majority of the distillers of the State will abandon the business if negro officials are forced upon them. A new process for burning coal without smoke has lately been discovered. It consists in sprinkling water containing a special prepa ration of resin over tho coal, and the result is tbat there is no smoke, and the clow is as In tense as coke. In discussing; lager beer a German critic insists that there is in tbe German vocabulary no such word as lager, which he believes to be purely a Viennese expression. There is also very little lager abont a great deal of the beer that is pat oat "What is known as the rhinoplasty operation has been successfully performed by a Brooklyn physician. Last October be made an entirely new nose lor a w6man,using tbe breast bone of a chicken as a foundation. The lady now has as good a nose as anybody. No man or woman now living will ever date a document without using the figure 9. It now stands on the extreme right 1SS9. Next year it will be In the third place, where it will remain ten years. It will then move up to the second place, 1900, and there it will rest 100 years. Anyone can make the hand-grenade fire extinguishers, and at a small fraction of the prices charged in the market Any light quart bottle will serve to hold the solution, which is composed of one pound of common salt one half pound of sal-ammoniac, dissolved in about two quarts ot water. What will be the largest locomotive ever built has been ordered by the St. Gothard Railway Company, of J. A. Mafflt of Munich. It will be a large doable compound tender lo comotive on tbe Mallet system. The service weight will be 95 tons, and the engine will run on six axles coupled in two motor groups. A South Carolina man who was curious to know just how much staff an alligator could get away with when he felt well, fed oat a hind quarter of a cow, seven chickens, a sheep, four geese and a hog's head befoie tbe reptile backed water. The cow and sheep and poultry bad died of noison. hnt this didn't trnnhln rh 'gator any. The latest electric device is for detecting fires. When tbe temperature of a room reaches a dangerous point tbe composition In the little button starts the bell to ringing and indicates the number of the room in the office. The alarm is kept up until the .temperature of the room is reduced to below the danger point A man named Pawlikowski, who died lately at Wloclawek, Poland, and who worked in the fields until last year, is said to hare been 115 years of age. It Is further related thai his brother died at the age of 116, and his father at 12B, while three surviving sisters are aged re spectively 102; 99 and 93 years one of the oldest -AUWIC0 is AAorupe. An officer high In army circles suggests,; that as a solution of the Indian qnestJon.-the red man be enlisted In the regular army. He says that they make good soldiers, bntvery poor farmers. Tbe American army has found the former to be a serious fact while the Interior Department has made almost an otter failure of converting them Into farmers. A Brooklyn girl, who is an heiress, bat whose property is in care of a trust company, applied to tbe President for money with which to buy a sealskin sacque. He refused, on the gro un d that It was a luxury. The girl then ap- -plied to the Supreme Court, through a lawyer, for permission, and it was granted, and in less than two honrs tbe young lady was wearing the best one she could find. The French Academy gives a prize of 4,000 francs every year for tne best verses upon whatever subject it may select This year the assigned theme was labor, but of the 200 poets who entered the contest not one considered labor in any other light than that of pessimism. They all dwelt upon its pains, its hardships. Its drudgery and its miseries, without once touch ing upon its benefits, its duties or its saving influences. There are ten Gentile churches in Salt Lake of the leading denominations. Tbe Meth odists, the Presbyterians, the Baptists and the Congregationallsts through tbe New West Educational Association all have mission schools, the Methodist being a boarding school. Hammond Hall, tbe gift ot Charles G.Ham mond, of Chicago, is the oldest school of the New West which has beside it two or three ward schools. These various mission schools seem to be full. The famous gold mines of the Province of Carabaya, Department of Puno, which were formerly worked extensively by the Spaniards and Portuguese, but were subsequently abatduned. partly on account of the attacks of savages and partly because of revolutions, are now exciting great Interest Many quartz and placrr mines are being taken up as, with the advance of civilization and improvements in the roads, enterprise is taking rapid strides in that district where there is immense mineral and vegetable wealth. The Jash has never been abolished as a means of discipline in penal Institutions of Germany. Generally they use a thong it) Inches long, fastened to a handle a yard longA The lash is thickest at tbe end. The thickness varies according to the provinces. But the small est lashes are two Inches thick. Only in Saxony are tbe dimensions fixed by law. the handle there being 39 inches long and the lash CS Inches. The maximum number of hlows Is left to tbe judgment of tbe prison directors, but it must not exceed 25 In Mecklenbourg and Olden bourg, SO In Saxony and 0 in Prussia. THE FDKNY FELLOWS. A nickel in the hand is worth two In the slot. roi. The new Brazilian Bepublic will not have on tho full panoply or constitutional UbertytlU the Uraslllans organize a couple of first class bass ball clubs. rue. REVISED VXBSIOS. Once I knew thee poor, now i love tnee run, For thy dear sake I could endure Larger dividends IT sure. -Lift. A Modest Maiden. He "Will you share my lot? Bhe How large Is your lot? He Tbe world Is my parish. Bbe-No, I don't want the earth. Lift. Cedric Say, grandpa, what does it mean when It says that "the two trains telescoped with frightful force?" The Earl That means tbat they collided while going la opposite directions, my child. '!X should think they would call it a kaleido scope, grandpa. Columbia Sptctator. Cyril (in the garden) rather! father! look out or the window I FaterfamlUas (putting out his head) "What a nuisance you children are. What do yon want now (With a triumphant glance at his playfellow) Johnny Gray wouldn't believe you'd got no hair on the top of your bead."-i'c-nu-up. , Bunko Bteerer Excuse me, sir, but isn't this Mr. William Green, of White Mound? Dadore ta Tnv-nsmA- and I r-member meeting yon one day last snmmer when I was up In Michigan GtaaV'f ' fi in alias Brown's store under tne poswmco. to sea Ton In Un York. How'fSllaS? Mr. Green-How d'ye do, Mr. Dodge t Why.lsT tjsoo-4don'lyouflIrA- git soms nswolraet- terMtf Silas was.burat9Btwr ow" - LVt, 1 - V. .. -a, .'- ' .-.. fefii:. .