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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY. DEC. 15. 1SS9,
A HTJHG JOB.
L The lone delay of the jury in the Cronin
icase before bringing in a verdict, points
'very strongly to the conclusion that it is
H another case of a "hung" j'uix, and fore
shadows, hardly jess strongly, another fail
ure of justice.
In determining the fate of fire men, on
tacb of whom the evidence may have borne
with varying directness, it was to be expect
ed that the jury would take considerable
!'- time. Up to vesterday afternoon the delay
f; was not inconsistent with a prompt perform-
r ance of duty. Every hour beyond thattime
:-strengtbens the probability of a disagree-
"yment; and in connection with the disclos
ures or attempted jnry nxing, at tne time
Qthatthejary was impanneled, suggests that
athe attempt w?s successful to get at least
one man on the jury who was sure to dis
agree. ?' "It is not too much to say that a disagree-
jment on this case will be a grave defeat of
Bjustlce. The constantly outcropping indica
tions of official lavor and attempts to shield
athe.men on trial have been remarkable fea
tures of the case in contrast to the trial of
ffriendless criminals. If men cannot le tried
hfor high crimes regardless of their influence
or wealth, it will come to be a rather per
tinent question why we should hang poor
and ignorant murderers.
JJOT EXACTLY REPUBLICAN.
The news from Para indicates that what
the United States has fondly regarded
the new popular government in Brazil,
Eihas very bazy notions of the equality and
(impartiality required to make good the
h character of a true Republic It appears to
Kbe beyond dispute that the provisional
government at Para has granted a single
firm a practical monopoly in the exportation
,of rnbber from that port, which may, if kept
.up. establish an example of monopolistic
! trade as bad as any that this country has
permitted. Perhaps we should have some
"toleration for the Brazilian Government, in-
Kasmuch as it has been but a few years since
K this nation awoke to the necessity of forbid
ding virtually the same sort of grant through
Ekthe manipulation of railway rates; but the
'thing was never done in this country by
tdirect and open favoritism iu taxation. It
Bis necessary, however, to impress upon both
3razil and the United States that to give
,one person or class vital advantages in the
acquirement of wealth is fatal to democratic
KB, GOWEITS DEATH.
The suicide of Franklin B. Gowec, at
Washington yesterday, carries a shock not
only to 'the wide circle of that gentleman's
personal acquaintances, but to the thousands
who knew and admired his high reputation
(for business ability, and outspoken opposi-
TIzl- - -II r .r j:i s i ,
luuu w an .luruia vi ui&uuuuby xa puuuc
What could have been the cause which
impelled him to end his own life, is, at this
raxmuir, viuuiir uukaowoi .Business
.troubles he is supposed to have freed him
fcelf "from, since his retirement from the
Beading Railroad years ago; scandal has
Sever soiled his reputation and private
misfortunes of a'character to suggest such an
act have not been heard of in connection
with his natne. It. is impossible to suggest
any theory for his suicide except that of
.temporary insanity, indnced perhaps by a
life of active and constant work.
Wlifltfiip ilA itqiico nF Vite tnnf h ll mn4
be conceded that in losing Ur. Gowen
Pennsylvania loses one of htr best and
brightest public characters. In bis career
aSjEreddent of the Beading Bailroad ilr.
Growen's policy was not free from the usual
corporate vices; but his fierce opposition to
"political dishonesty and his active work
against discriminations acd trusts have more
than compensated for his errors in corporate
management. All Pennsylvania will join
S'mbujning bis sudden .and tragic end.
A QUEER PROVISION.
tAn example of the eccentricities of tbe
"mew ballot reform measures is afforded by
hat penning in Missouri in which it pro-
Rides that no ticket can be placed in nomi
nation by any political party which polled
Jess than 3 per cent Of the total vote at the
Hast preceding election. Such a measure
Ewould prevent a new party organization
from entering tbe field at any time; and
jrould be equivalent to enacting that none
Put the old and fossilized parties shall have
the right to put candidates in the field.
fhe Bepublican party in lS'ii, the Green
back-Labor party in tbe last decade, and all
tbe union or fusion tickets of local and
State elections would be forbidden to start,
because prior to their first appearance they
would have polled so vote at all. Of
course such a provision would be tinconsti-
ational; bnt it is well in drawing ballot
reform measures to bt governed by the
rules of common sense.
THE SUPREME COURT QUESTION.
Hie .proposition' lor the enlargement of
ItHe Supreme Court-is made under the argu-
fmentlhat it Is necessary for the sake of rel
ieving mat tribunal trom me pressure of
Ibusinexs that now- keep a case four
years before a decision can be reached. It
lsAqf. course, met by the claim that it If
agitated just at present lo'glve the admlnis-
trationun opportunity filling-tlt body"
vith members of JU owa Klcetlpn.
. .Without noticing tbe Utter argument,
Tflrther than to concede that the. President
and his friendt would probably not be sorry
Uo Kate the dittribntion of a number of good
positions -for life, it is worth while to note
'tfcat tbe time does not seem propitious for
the remodeling of that tribunal. The list
of names which was reported to be under
consideration by the President, prior to the
last appointment, does no? indicate sneb
supply of judicial and impartial timber as
to warrant the practical creation of a new
ultimate tribunal, by a number of new ap
pointments. This argument is strengthened by the
fact that the appointment of any number of
new members would not remedy the evil
which Is urged as its excuse. The delay of
business in the Supreme Court is not caused
by any insufficiency in the number of its
members, but by the fact that the whole
bench must hear all the cases that are' ap
pealed to it. This can be remedied, eitbsr
by locating the final decision of the lest im
portant cases in the Circuit Courts, or by
permitting the members of the Supreme
Court separately to hear a certain class, or
by the creation of an intermediate appelate
tribunal, or by a combination of all these
measures. But it is certain that the mere
addition to the number on the Supreme
Bench will not relieve the pressure and
delay of business.
It is thus clear that the proposition to
facilitate tbe prompt decision of cases before
the United States Supreme Court, and that
to give the administration the appointment
of several additional justices, are two en
tirely separate matters. Bach should be de
cided on its merits, '
THE FIRE BOAT QUESTION.
The criticisms of the fire boat project,
which are offered by river men, have the
force that must be attached to utterances by
men with a thorough knowledge of at least
one part of their subject, namely, the navi
gation around our river front But, at the
same time, it is possible that there are some
parts of tbe matter on which they are not
qualified to speak ex cathedra.
It is certainly to be taken for granted that
a fire boat of such deep draft as those which
guard the fronts of other cities would not be
of use in our shallow rivers. But is it cer
tain that a boat cannot be built on a hull of
light draft, but carrying engines of power
enough to be of great advantage in fires
near the river. One or two hundred tons of
machinery located on the water might be
made to exert great pumping power, eqnal
to several of the ordinary engines; and it
ought to be possible to mount that load on a
hull that could reach every part of the river
front on ordinary water.
Of course if a fire boat cannot be made
serviceable the money should not be spent
on it; but before wholly condemning the
project it is worth while to be sure that it
cannot be successfully adapted to our pe
SHEPARD'S REMARKABLE ACT.
The outbreak of Colonel Elliot F. Shep
ard in the matter of the Johnstown relief
fund, yesterday, is an example of the indis
cretions which can be committed by a man
who is controlled with a desire to pose as an
L example of piety and generosity, and has
more money than brains to do it with.
Besides the exploitation of Dr. Beale's
undoubted labors in behalf of the stricken
people of Johnstown, and the remarkable
achievements of the Hail and Express in
sending relief there," the chief point ot the
letter is an indictment of tbe State Belief
Commission for having, as it is alleged in
the letter, $2,000,000 of relief funds lying
idle in bank. There may have been, as The
Dispatch has pointed ont heretofore,
grounds for criticising tbe delays in distrib
uting tbe relief funds. But it is well to keep
within speaking distance of the facts; and as
the Belief Commission has neither two mill
ion, one million or half a milllonlyingidle,
the bolt of the good Colonel flies very wide
of the mark. Besides which the fact that the
JSew York Mailand JETrpreM.six months after
the disaster, has an unappropriated balance
lying idle from the money sent it by tbe
charitable people of New Yoik, out of
which to make personal gifts, may probably
furnish some explanation or the time con
sumed by the State Belief Commissioa in
getting in the money from such sources, ex
amining the cases of destitution, and dis
tributing the funds.
This remarkable feature is more than
rivaled by the assumption of authority to
make a tolerably rich gift to a single person
out of funds contributed to relieve suffering.
We are readv to concede all the praise of
Bev. Dr. Beale conveyed in the letter pub
lished; but were there uo others in Johns
town who labored for the good of the suffer
ers? If we remember right, there were
hundreds of Pittsburgers who gave up their
time and encountered privation ind sickness
to further the work; yet to have given them
a gift of a thousand dollars each out of the
Pittsburg relief fund to recompense them
for their efforts would have been rightly
condemned as a betrayal of trust The
funds were contributed for the relief of the
destitute sufferers, and it is difficult to find
in Colonel Shepard's letter any evidence
that the recipient of that 5,000 comes under
Colonel Shepard is well able to give Dr.
Beale $5,000 out of his own pocket, and,
had he done so, no one could have done
otherwise than applaud tbe act; but when
betakes tbe money out or the relief fund,
it only affords another remarkable example
of the Very hazy ideas that rich men some
times show in dealing with public trusts.
An example of the unique ideas which
are promulgated concerning the use of wine
on the Presldental table Is afforded by the
Philadelphia Inquirer, whlclisays that Mrs.
Harrison will not be likely to accede to the ef
forts of Ibe W. C. T.U.. to abolish wine, be
cause Mrs. Hayes tried it, and "it was the
cause of much unpleasantness between the ad
ministration and the representatives of foreign
Governments." It would be'interesting to have
tbe names of tbe distinguished diplomatists who
undertook to dictate what the President Sbonld
bare on bis table. So far as we can remember
there was no suspension of diplomatic relations
with any foreign Government from this cause;
and it there bad been it would have been made
plain that foreign nations bave no more
right to prescribe tbe Presldental bin of fare
than tbe people of the United States bave.
Electric roads which kill horses by
means of tracks charged with electricity sog
Ket unpleasant possibilities; but so far as the
horse alone are concerned, it Is safe to say
that electric roads will never kill as many
horses as tbe old bofse-car lines have done.
It is rather amusing for American news
paper men. to learn on tbe authority of the St.
James Oazette that the reCtnt course of an
Australian newspaper In exposing a rival tbat
bad been stealing Its special telegrams, was
"Without any parallel in the-biUoryOf journal
ism." What was done was to priutifew copies
containing some bogus news and when tbe
rival had stolen the manufactured specials to
expose it. This is an old and almost threadbare
ruso in American newsnanerworll- Tthasbeen I
resorted to several times iu the rivalry of Plus- 1
burg journalism, one bt the earliest "pieces ot
usws manufactured for tuclfpurbcses being a
thrllllnst account of the discovery of the' re
main of Mr. John E. Kate, burnt to a cinder
In an oven, which after tbe news had been
stolen was shown to amount to no more than a
piece of burnt Johnny cake.
Congress appropriated $300,000 for the
celebration of the Congressional Centennial,
but by the blunder of a clerk two ciphers were
knocked off, and the appropriation as passed
was only 3,000l Tbe blundering clerk appears
to be tbe only salvation of the surplus.
Mr. H, D. Lloyd, of Chicago, in a com
munication elsewbere,makes ratbor fine mince
meat of air. Scott's denial 'hat tbe Spring
Valley miner who had boen s:ve la the dis
tribution of relief to tbe suffering during tbe
strike were refused work on tbe resumption of
operations. The record which Mr. Scott is
making for himself at Spring Valley, and bis
titter to Mr. Depew advertising himself as a
corporation man, should bastcn bis retirement
from politics for bis party's good.
TnE river coal syndicate has not materi
alized. Perhaps the discovery bas been made
that tbe people are tired of puttinc their
money into trust Schemes with the outcome
tuat bas already been exemplified in cdtton
Seed oil, sugar and white lead.
The assertion of the Kcw York Evtniria
Sun that "tbo reason why the Hon, Joe Choate
neglects those graces of oratory that might de
light a nation, Is because he bas discovered
tbat money talks nowadays," may be a correct
statement of tbe most powerful influence. But
is it not a severe impeachment of our modern
society tbat tbe argument of money is more
powerful iJian the argument of reason and elo
quence? Me. Cleveland has added another to
his record of telling phrases by referring to
the prominent quality uf spoils politics as 'the
habit of clamorous Importunity." Tbe phrase
will not make the spoilsmen less clamorous
against Mr. Cleveland.
The Sonthern papers which have eulo
gized Jeff Davis as greater than Lee,
with tbe addition that Lee was greater
than Washington, have developed a very
pretty eulogism, by which Davis is placed above
Washington. Let us hope tbat this satisfies
tbe South; for if anything more Is needed it
would be necessary to rank Davis so high as to
make the eulogy fall into blasphemy.
The burglarious industry in Allegheny
seems to be Retting its full sbare of the general
activity. Tbe only dull interest in tbat connec
tion consists ot tbe officers who ought to catch
Air ambitious young actress in New York
Is attracting attention by appearing in a pipy
which includes 11 separate characters, each of
which Is assumed by tbe young woman herself.
This is regarded as something novel in the
drama; but it Is quite possible tbat tbe idea
may have been caught from the number of
roles which some of our leading politicians are
at times able to assume.
Or course the influenza epidemic will ex
tend to this country. It is impossible for
Europe to have a cold in the bead without
settiug the fashionable world of the. East to
The movement for changing moving day
to May 1, bas crystallized Into a call for a pub
lic meeting on tbe subject. It does not seem
as If there was much room for discussion of
the matter, as the arguments are all on one
side. Tbe April morlne day is a relic of rural
customs and tbe only excuse for its continu
ance up to the present date is that of inertia.
Prance's prompt adoption of Bnssia's
epldemio influenza maybe due to the alliance
which makes it necessary that when Russia
catches cold France begins to sneeze. "
The resolution of Senator Call looking
toward tbe acquisition of Cuba by the United
States is reported to have aroused indignation
in Spain. As it would burden the United States
with tbe breeding place of yellow fever and
bandits it would also arouse indignation in tbe
United States, it it were not recognised as a
bit of harmless buncombe.
A HTJNO jury in tbe Cronin case is likely
to meet with public disapproval as an example
of misplaced banging.
St. Louis .detectives are developing a
method for ferreting out crime that Is peculiar
to tbat city. When anything happens they con
sult a fortune teller. This arouses the jeers of
tbelr rivals in other cities, but h must be con
ceded tnat it exhibits more activity than tbe
general rule of detectives, to do nothing at all.
PEOPLE OF PROolIXEXCE.
CosporaL Takner has bad a postofflce
named in bis honor in Indiana.
Jeremiah RtJHK, Secretary ot Agriculture,
has become a great friend of the new Chinese
John C. Hvntes. who recently died In
Philadelphia at the age of SO, laid the first gas
plpo in that City.
Robert Browning is said to have made up
scraps of verse when be was a small child, and
to have done something in the way of trans
lating Horace when but 8 years old.
MObERN poets enjoy longevity. Browning
lived to be 7L Wordsworth. Bryant, Emerson
and Longfellow were old men. Whlttier, Ten
nyson and Walt Whitman still live.
Senator Allen, of Washington State, is so
youthful in appearance that be t.as recently re
fused admission to tbe floor of the United
States Senate'Chamber by a doorkeeper who
did not knoW him.
The heir apparent of the Japanese Empire
having become of legal age, 11 years; last
month was given a sword which is said to bave
been kept in the imperial family for nearly
J.300 yeirs, and installed in an office that will
entitle him to be called colonel Or Something of
The Rev. Charles E. StOwo, son of Harriet
Beecner Stowe, bus resigned his position as
pastor of the Windsor Avenue Congregational
Church, Hartford, Conn. He asked for leave
of absence for a year and it was refused. Mr.
Stowe is tbe author of a recently-published
biograohy of Harriet Uceclier Btowo.
AS EaPEEiEKCG IX PiWSBuEQ.
Channcer Depew Tell, flaw He Was 3I1-
tnken for Forepanelu
From tbe New York Btsr.1
Chauncey M, Depew tells a good story about
bis experience in 'Pittsburg dulrog the Na
tional campaign in 1SS1 that has never yet
been told in print. Ho was stopping at the
Monongahela House, at Which hostelry Adam
Pore'paugh, the well-known circus man. was
also a guest. HepewJandForepaugb.as has often
been remarked, bear a striking resemblance
to each other, Depew had just returned to the
hotel, after making a stirring Bepublican pro
tection speech at the ,Opera Hobs?, when he
was approached by an intoxicated Peonsylva
hhvmossb&ck, who said!
'Mr. Forcpaugh, If you believe in (hie) pro
tection as much (bic) as you say (bic) you do,
tben,you ought to chain uo (blc) tbat elephant
Hannibal tbe next time (hie) your circus
Comes to Centerville, as be didn't leave 'nongh
o my fence Standin' to make a suoe-pegthe
las' time you (hlc) showed there."
P0DSD AFTEtt 25 XEAB&
A Ballet That Struck n Soldier Darlfig the
BBAirlJrG, December U-lUr, If, P,&aylc,
of this cfty, has just undergone a surgical oper
ation Upon hi left leg. He was a lieutenant In
tbe Twenty-Bret Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was
shot IB tb left knee at the battle df Thatcher
Ruu. Va. Tbe army surgeons probed for the
ball it fh time, but being bilable toflhdit coif
eluded tbat it bad rebounded.
Lately It manifested it presehca by rihustial
Inflammation, and ah examination by surgeons
enabled tbem to locate it When" cutout It;
proved to be a large explosive minnle bill;"'
tontak had been cattslriarantv tni-t, W the haiia.
t).. M, Tin!,, .w.. ,.,.,;,., n..!,.
or the ball nd has scarcely yt recovered frohi
his surprise. He will be laid up for some time
THE TOPICAL TaUEE,
Umbrellas Are Net Filling- Gifts far InvnHds
-Al'InnoTlmtTellSa Tale of Binpldliy
A Plen for Mr. Carnegie Weather
"Have yon made out a list of what you want
your friends to give jou at ChrlstinasT" I
asked a lady who has been an Invalid fof years
"No, bnt 1 have made but a list of what I do
not want," she replied, with a smile, Snd Pve
underscored umbrellas, gam boots and gossa
mers in that category.During the 15 or 20 years
that I've been confided almost exclusively to
my bouse or ray bed Vrn received no less than
three umbrellas as Christmas presents."
A creat many Christmas presents are given
without thought of their appropriateness.
In a certain New York parlor stands a beatttl.
f ul little cottage upright tbat I know beyond a
doubt is nnt opened except to be dusted four
times a year by it owner, a young woman of
much sense, beauty, and some twenty-five sum
mers. Sue does not care a cent for music, does
not play the piano, yet some rich admirer in
the winter of ISM sent her this Instrument,
which is of the costliest kind, from the best
maker in New York. He deserved to tie re
jectedas be was summarily. Tbe piano re
mains. a monument to bis stupidity and bank
A kind clercymanof Pittsburg sentaBlble
to a city editor once, but as the good book
Anally fell Into tbe bands ottbe sporting edi
tor it was not thrown away.
FREE TRADE IN COTJETE3T.
li courtesy goneobt of User
Are words to have no pretty grtcef
Shall never there he any truce
To business in the market place!
Most men say alwayswhat they think,
Without a thought for other feelings?
Hast all onr social habits sink?
Ilea's voices tune to porclno sqaeaUngsr
Ton'd think it when a phras or two
Carnegie's compliment to Orover
Have caused a pretty how-d'ye-do-Faith
still the tempest lin't over.
The truth is this: Carnezle thinks
Protection's good for bread and buttar.
Bnt when a kindly toast he drinks,
No tariff tells him what to utter!
Wht do you let your ink get Into such condi
tion?" said Tlminlna to the author of much
literary trouble. "The stuffs thick enough to
"That's where you fall Into the slough of
error, my friend," the author replied, "xou
may upset that Inkpot ten times a minute, but
tbe Ink will never run."
An elderly man without an overcoat or um
brella got into a Manchester car, on Federal
street, yesterday morning when the rain was
falling in torrents. He looked Very wet; even
bis beard was running with water. After be
had glared rather ferociously at tbe conductor,
paid bis fare, and composed his damp clothes
so as to let them drip on bis fellow passengers,
be took out a newspaper and began to read it
It was Tee Dispatch.
After be bad read the paper in silence for a
moment or two be snddenly crashed it together
with a muttered execration and jammed it into
his pocket. I happened to be sitting next to
blm.and seeing me look at him uneasily I
thought he was crazy ho said: "It's bad
eneugh to know that tbe Signal Service says it
will be 'fair and warmer' to-day, but when a
paper bangs out a picture of fairies sporting on
tbe crass for a weather prophecy, It drives my
Well, it must be confessed the weather yester
day' morning was not the sort a sensible fairy
would choose for dancing on the green.
YESTERDAY'S -V7EATHE& EXPLAINED.
A cold wave In a snowy snlt
Came sailing from the Pole;
Sown through the Northwest lay Its roots,
And Pittsburg was its goal.
A warm wave started from the sea,
Her trlnsrs all wet with sprayt
She aimed In Pittsburg town to be
And reached there yesterday.
The cold wave hit the warm ware,
Then turned him back axaln,
And left her here, the sorry knave,
In tears and hence the rain.
QTALTI IX PABAGEAPHS.
What tbe Crowned Head of Europe
Basrintr Themselves Aboat.
BT CAULS TO TnS StBrATCB.
London; December lt-fUopyrfghti-Kaiier
Wllbeltn has had a comparatively quiet Week,
and is now bunting in Hanover.
Tbe Austrian monarch is trying to pacify
party passions In his parliaments, bnt with in
Tbe Shah has added tothebewildernesspf
nls subjects by appointing a special commission
todratt new civil and criminal codes, and bas
upset his sous and courtiers by expressing a
willingness to forego some of bis personal pre
rogatives and riirhts.
King Milan Is drinking Parisian delights to
tbe full, with litilo thought of Servia, which is
now engaged in a quarrel with Austria.Turk.ey,
Russia and Bulgaria.
Tbe deputed Emperor Of Brazil IS Still at Lis
bon, and has dally quarrels with his Son-in-law,
Cotute U'En. Tbe trouble U said to be mostly
financial, and the disputants will, It is believed,
soon part company. Tbe Comte bas not aban
doned tbe hope of tbe restoration of the Em
pire, and is prepared to return to Rio Whenever
it is reasonably safe to do so.
DE. TALMAGh'S LAEliE TIMB.
noyIag Himself Interviewing a Number of
Celebrities In Athens.
IBYCABLk To THK DISPATCH.
London, BeCembSr It Copyright Dr.
Talmage, of tbe late Brooklyn Tabernacle, is
having a l.trge and pleasing time in tbe East
He has had interviews with Trlcoupls, Prime
Minister of Greece, with the QUeen of Greede,
and the Empress Victoria, who I Visiting
Athena More'tlian this, Talmage bas shipped
a part of Mars Hill to Brooklyn for tbe corner
stone of tbe new tabernacle, and with that ih
nate modesty that has ever tnafked bis com
duct pleached a Sermon from Mars Hill, stand
ing on the same spot from wliioh St. Paul ad
uressed the Athenians some years ago.
This inspiring soenfi Was photographed, and
is to form one of the illustrations in the ''Life
of Christ," which Talmage IS Visiting tbo Old
World to obtain data for.
IHE' WuELD'3 FAIR QDESTlOS.
How the Subject Is Viewed by a IiOndon
IBT CAULK TO TD DISPATCH.!
London, December R Tne London Globe
observes to-dav: ''In tbe great Squabble be
tween Chicago and New York as to the site of
the great World's Fair In 1S92, the Cblcagoans
have been inucb comforted by a telegram from
Paris. Paris IS ror UbicagO-a fact Which is
about as important as the intelligence that
Chicago is for home rule is to Mh Gladstone."
I ii 1 i n i .i ii ill
Wbnt Yon .Escape.
From the Detroit Free" i'relS.1
If rod were a subscriber to a" Halifax, paper
Von wonld be expected to believe that a dia
mond ring lost by a young lady Vho was out
sailing In 1883 was fonnd in the stomach of a
codfish caught 400 miles away this last October.
Consider tbat you bave bad a narrow escape.
From the Chicago Times.
Dom Pedro says he will go' back'to Brazil as
Emperor when tbe people call him. Now just
keep still and listen for tbat Macedonian cry.
Paul's former Husband Dead.
Paris, December li'-Marquis be Cau, for
merly the husband Of Adelina Ptttti, U dead.
DEATHS OF A MI.
NewYoBK, December ltWbage AabTese H.
itonell died at his how St TilO o'sletk. Belt Was
Who ,was reecntly Jmplleated as counsel with
fchef Iff lilac k. of ibis city, ltt tneapW hotcrltras
divorce case. Jits implication lutbUCase is said
to have rendered Mouellslck onto death.
Hector C. HnvemeyeK
KYOBK,Deccnit M.-Advle rcBtttea In
thUcltv state tht Jlessor tt.Haremeysr, jfresW
dent of the U&vemyerursrHeflnlng Company i
and consln to the PretlMnt.of the Safar Trust, M
dead in Paris... , ' " ' t
yitffHA. 'OecemMf H.-UFalnl Uhfcbnr,
Archbishop of Ylsuaa, wlifl k4 beet (fHttatif iU
.for some time, died w-dj. . "
Her Cltbteos Promise Costfslete Exhibit fer
the World's Fair.
rsrxcut. tiliouk to Tili disfatcb;!
NEW York-, December It Major Grant bas
received from Minister Wbitelaw Reid, in
Paris, the following reply to his letter asking
tbe Minister to learn wbat arrangements could
he made for transporting buildings from the
Paris Fair to ihls country for the World1 Fair
In New York in 1892:
"As promised in my reply to your letter of
October IS, I hastened, to see what could be
doue to carry out the wishes of yourself and
the committee with reference to securing cer
tain buildings and exhibits for the purpose of
the proposed universal exposition in New
York. As then anticipated, however, tbe mat
ter had been too long delayed, and Was Still in
too vague aud uncertain a snaps to make any
definite arrangements possible. I communl
cated at once with the French Government
Concerning colonial and other special exhibit
and buildings, and with the representatives ot
Spanish-American Government!. All tbis was
necessarily unofficial, and I felt bound, ot
course, to explain that the Government bas as
vet taken no actinnt that Congress was not in
session; that several cities competed for tbe
site, and that, beside your request,! bad letter
front tbe Mayor of Chicago aud from prominent
citizens ot Washington.
"All tbe responses were cordial and sympa
thetic, and some assured me that if tbe exhibi
tion sbonld be beld in Now York their contri
butions would furnish more complete repre
sentation ot the development of their cnuutrleS
than had been made in Paris. Beyond this,
however, it did not seem In any case posstblo to
go. It will no doubt be of some advantage tbat
tne attention of these Governments has been
called to tbe proposed exhibition, and in some
cases It may result la their being better pre
pared on short notice to make such collections
as would be desired."
A 11ISTEBI NOXE CAN FATHOM.
Farther Strange Development In tbe Houso
Hnilnted by Fire Imps.
ISrXCIAh TELXOhAU TO TlfE OMfATCtt.
Lima, December K W. F. Miller, tho
"hoodoo fire" victim living near McComb, was
again visitod by that mysterious element yes
terday morning. About 7 o'clock, while part
of tbe family were out of the house, the cover
ing on a bed on which the little Sou bad been
sleeping, caught fire and blazed up sufficiently
to attract the attention of tbe child, who
lustily yelled "fire!" Mr. Miller rushed into
the house and carried the clothing Out into
tbe yard and let It burn. Returning, he dis
covered tbat the carpet was on fire. Nothing
is left tbe family of their original household
effects but a suit of clothes each and an extra
dress, which Mrs. Miller managed to savo from
tbe flames. They lately cbanged their place of
residence, but the C tiraln appeared as
mysteriously and ar dy as before. A
chest which was In : h ti j caugbt lire, and
was thrown into tbe . .., where it was Con
sumed vtith Its contents.
Several days ago, before the family moved
Into the present bouse, an overcoat and a
wedding coat were hanging in the hallway,
where they became ignited. The former was
thrown into a barrel of water. After the fire
was extinguished, they hung it on a barrel in
tbe 3uu to drr.and it again took lire and burned.
A week ago Thursday, Mrs. Miller put on a
black cashmere sklrr, tbe waist ot which had
been destroyed by fire, some time Detore. say
lug she might as well wearit out It took Are
on her pack, causing ber to fall In a spasm and
her lim were blistered before the lire was put
out. No reason can be assigned for this won
A BIT OF UEKEDliniSiL
The Death of Bobert Browning Call Forth
a. Friend's Tear.
(BY CABLE TO Til DISPATCH.
London, December It Copyright The
feeling of sorrow and regret over the death of
Robert Browning is universal in England, ft is
understood tbat he will be burled either In
Island Cemetery, at Venice, or beside the
remains of his wife, in Florence. Appropriate
honors will, however, be done bis memory In
London. So soon as the particulars of his
burial are known, the .Dean of Westminster
will ahnounce'a memorial service to be held in
Westminster Abbey. A meeting will soon be
held in Jerusalem chamber, to promote a
memorial to Browning, which will undoubtedly'
take tbe form of a bust for tbe poets' corner of
tbe Abbey. ' The establishment is also sug
gested, of a Browning medal system In con
nection ith tli study ot English, Greek and
Italian at the universities.
George Meredith has written 'of the death ot
Browning in a manner tbat reminds one of
drowning himself, as follows:
Now dumb Is be who waked the world to speak,
and voiceless hanes the world beside his bier; our
words are sobs, our cry of praise a tear; we aro
tbe smitten mortal, we the weak. W see a spirit
in earth's lortleat peak shine snd wing- hence the
way he makes more clear: sec a great tree of life
that never here dropped tear for aught that are of
Storm mta-hl wreak. Hach ending I dot death,
such living shows what wide lllumlnatlou bright
ness sheds from one big heart to conquer than'S
old foes, the coward and the tyrant and the force
of all these Weedy monsters rising heads when
song is talk from springs of turbta source. ,
AN ELYSIUM OF UELlunT.
How Sir. Cleveland Describee His' Home
Life to His Former Partner.
rsrXClAl. TXLIORAM TO THE DISPATCB.1
BttTPALO, December U The approaching
marriage of Mr. Wilson F, Blssell, G rover
Cleveland's former law partner, bas been one
of tbe principal topics In society circles since
its announcement Mr. Blssell Is still reluctant
to talk about It and H equally firm in his re
fusal to allow tbe publication of a letter of con
gratulation which has been sent to him by-Mr.
Friends of Mr. Blssell, who Say tbat they
have seen tbe letter, state that Cleveland draws
a picture of the sweets of married life which
would be enough to make the most confirmed
bicbelnr make love to tbe first comely matden
whom he might meet. Mr. Cleveland describes
his home life as being blisfulln tbe extreme,
and says tbat be has no donbt that bis former
partner's bride-elect will make a Similar
elyslum of delight for him. Tbe only regret
tbat Mr. Cleveland expresses Is that be bas
wasted so many years In single unhapplness.
The letter is long, and Its tone ardent in tbe
extreme, showing tbat he worships bis Wife.
An effort made to get a copy of the letter
proved unavailing, and only- a few Intimate
friends ot Mr. Blssell have seen It or know its
KOT BOEX TO BE HANGED.
A Canadian Crlmlnnl's Many Sllracnlous
Bsenpes From Death.
Ottawa. December 11 Tbe Montreal police
occasionally capture some queer characters.
One of tbelr latest who goes by the name of
Jnles Colin, according to bis own story, bas an
unbeaten record. He claims to bare been sen
tenced to 40 various terms of imprisonment
and to have been Condemned to death three
times. On the first Occasion be was a soldier,
and for a disregard of duty was sentenced to be
shot Something intervened and his sentence
wa changed to life Imprisonment
While In the penitentiary he saw a chance to
be hanged, and promptly availed hlnnelf of it
Fate again Interposed, and he Was sent to New
Caledonia. He again contrived to get
into trouble, and was for a third time
condemned to death. Kate, was .again
kind, and ne was sent to the indies. He es
caped and came to Canada, and so .far has
managed to keep clear of tbe hangman's nnose.
The Recorder kindly took the place of Fate,
and sent Mm to the. Fayette house for three
A 10X& CONTEST SETTLED.
tillcs D. Price Made Depaly Collector at
Castoms at Erin
tftTXCTAt, TXLXeiUK TO TBI DISPATCH!
nlB, December U.-Tho contest over the
appointment of Deputy Colleotdr Of Cdsttitns
was settled here to-day. Collector J. M. Gla
zier sent in the name of Giles IX Price,
Esq, for tbe position. Mr. Price was among
the Pike's Peak pioneers, but for 12 years bas
beedholdlhg county offices. He Li a member
of the Pennsylvania Tax Revision Board, and
Is a man of WBh character.
The candidates have commenced nutting dp
fences for Congressional- honors. Theprcjient
incurobeuC Horn, W. 0. Culberhnu Dr.T.L.
Flood, of Meadvlile. ahU Hon. M. GrlJwold. of
Erie, will be candidates for the Republican
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BILYEli ORB IN L DIANA.
Valuable Deposits of the PreciOBsSfotal In
he noosler Slate.
Fbns&STONi Ikd .December H This por
tion of Madison county Is very much excited
over tbe finding of silver about two mile and a
half from' this town. It was 'found on the farm
Of JonnLnkens by men at Work in a Stone
onarrv. One specimen, miked With quartz, is
2s large SS a USah'1 fisvahd those wbd bate
examined lUto the teatter think that the Silver
la there in paving quantities. Specimens have
been taken to Anderson to be properly tested.
In this same locality a vein of superior sand,
lie teet tblCK, has also been discovered. It is
eseeewncir vaiuauie la ius Rmnuiviuiv
(MassT Machinery will be laXetuted at MN
- ""( - K'yjr-'xs--
; Till OHIO gENATOESDIP,
Talks With Statesmen Aboot the Piobabls
Krsdt of the Contest Brlce a Fnvorlie
Judge tfearj Hn Hope McLean I
Not ft Candidate.
ICORBXSrONDXltCZ OT Till DIBFATCR.I
WASHiNOTOsr, December It The terms of
one-third of the present Halted states senate
expire in 1891, and a number of the new Sena
tors will be elected during-the coming winter.
Several of those whose States elect next year
are in doubt as to whether they will succeed
themselves, and tbe subject is one of the inter
esting ones of Washington gossip. The Ohio
Situation is more talked of than any .of tbe
others. Inasmuch as Senator Payne' successor
is sure to be a new man, and as tbe political
future of Ohio would seem to depend largely
oh tbe man the Btate sends to tbe Senate. For
the past decade or more Ohio has received but
little assistance from its Democratic Senator.
The party bas bad to paddle Its own canoe, and
there bas been bo such dote connection be
tweea the Democrats of tbe Buckeye State and
Tbarman, Pendleton or Payne as ha always
existed between tbe Republicans or Pennsyl
vania and their Senators. Most of the Sena
tors take a great interest in their local elec
tions, aud they assist their state parties with
advice and money. This Ohio has lacked, ind
this the politicians from that State hope to'
gain In their now Senator. I have, dnring the
past week, interviewed a number of the most
noted Democrats In Washington upon Sena
tor Payne's successor, I have talked with
Ohio Republicans, and tbe situation seems to
be that Calvin Brlce, of New xork, will bo tbe
Bald Congressman James W. Owens, the new
Democratio member who takes lieriab Wilklns'
place and who comes fresh to Washington from
close association with bis party: "I tblnk Cal
Brice nill be elected. I feel tbat be bas the
Inside track and tbat of all tbe men spoken of
be Is tbe best man for the place. He Would
make an able and efficient Senator, and If
elected, I believe tbat Ohio will be Democratic
for years to come. Brlce is young, and diplo
matic. Charlie Foster save he is the finest
diplomat he ever knew. He is an able organ
izer, aud as our Senator be would devote him
self to helping the State from tbis end of the
A Boom for Brlce.
"I consider Cal Brlce," Representative Owens
.went on, "tbe ablest Democrat in Ohio. He is
a broad, all around great man. 1 went to school
with him, and I was his friend there. He was
a good student and. while be was at college at
Oxford, O., in addition to his regular classical
studies, he always had some outside branch on
hand. He learned to read French by himself,
and he showed himself a scholar of more than
ordinary ability. He bas shown bis ability in a
financial way in the fortune which he has made
In tbe last few year. He has made this fortune
honestly, and all this talk about hit using
money for his election is untrue. I am cer
tain that be would not give a dollar illegiti
mately. His campaign will be managed by
high toned, high minded men, and it will be
fair and open.
"Did not Calvin Brlce spend a great deal of
money on'the Iatt:Ohio campaign T"
"I do not know." said Mr. Owen, "as to how
much be gave to tbe campaign fund. His
purse Is generally open, but none ot bis money
wept to electing legislators in his interest. His
influence was felt during tbe campaign, and It
was bis band that directed it, though not ille
gitimately." 'How about Payne's election? You were
present at tho time. Did you notice any cor
"No, I did nor," replied Mr. Owens, "I was
atColumbns in the interest of George Pendle-
tou, umi'enaietnn naa no organization. Ha
bad tbe idea tbat his national reputation would
carry him through, and be camel out to Ohio
feeling much the same as Conkllng did when
be resigned bis Henatorstllp expecting to be re
turned by New York. He allowed tbe election
to go by default I was a member' of the Legis
lature when he was elected four years before.
At tbat time be had a splendid organization and
hii friends were all on hand to help him."
Sherman Talks a Little.
I asked Senator Sherman, on bts return to
Washington, Wbat he thought of the Ohio
elections. He replied that bo was not surprised
' at the loss of tbe governorship, but tbat be had
not expected a Democratic Legislature. As to
tbe next Senator, be said he had no idea as
to who Would be elected, save tbat the candi
date would be a rich man, and tbat it would be
In all likelihood Mr. Thomas, of Springfield, or
Mr. Cal Brlce, of Lima.
Colonel Isaac Hill, who Is on ttie inside of
the Ohio Democratic ring, say tbat AfcMahon,
tbe ex-Congressman, will be elected Senator,
and that the race wilt be between him and C. W.
Baker, a lively young lawyer of Cincinnati.
Last week a new candidate appeared on the
field In the person of Representative George K.
Seney, of Tiffin, O. Judge Seney is a man Worth
23O.CO0. He has been In tbe House for several
terms and is a member of the present Congress.
I met him in tbe Rlggs House, and askeu him
whether it was true tbat he Intended to leave
Washington In' a short time and go t,) Ohio
to canvass for tbe Senatorsblp. He replied 'it
is, and I tblnk that I have a fair chance of
being elected. If the Senatorial ligbtmbg does
not strike a millionaire and pljys arobnd
aitionguB poorer candidates I bave as good a
chance of being bit by a wild wire as anyone
else. I would like to movo over to tbe other
end of the Capitol, and I am going to try and
get there. I have received many letters and
personal requests to run. My district is Demo
cratic, aid I have friends over the northern
part of the State. .
'What are the other candidates dolngf
"J. K. Tbomas. the rich manufacturer of
Springfield, is making a personal canvass of
tbe sbdatton. He has been gotng over tbeStato
vlsltlng-tbe members of the Legislature, and
be tells me that he finds the most ot them un
pledged, and a few have' promised to vote for
iilm. General Cat Brice IS In New York, but
bts canvass is going on in Ohio all tbe same. He
has bis agents everywhere, and they are as
busy as bees. Ex-Congressman McMaiion is
staying at bom writing letters. I don't tblnk
be bas enough money to Spend lavishly on a
Senatorial canvass. McLean says he is not a
candidate, but I don't know Whether be may
come in at tbe last or not"
"Yon mean to say, Judge, that you are abona
fide candidate for this nomination? You bave
been known as a friend of Brlce, and it is
thought tbat you may be presenting yourself In
order to bold a oertain number of rotes, and to
throw them to Brice at tbe proper moment"
Ont for Himself.
"There is no truth in that supposition," said
Judge Seney. "I am a Candidate In my OWn
interest, and I bope to be elected. I am not
going into the canvass with the idea of spend
ing any money illegitimately, but 1 think in a
close contest my changes are good."
Judge A. U. Thompson, the Republican Con
gressman from one of tbe Ohio river districts,
says that Calvin Brlce ha the Inside race, abd
Beriah Wilklns, who, though ndw dno bf tbe
proprietors of tbe Washington Post, Still keeps
up his political connection with Ohio, positive
ly claims tbe same thing. Wilklns has for two
terms been a memuer oi uongress irom utllo.
He Was closely associated with General BriCd
during the last national campaign, and he is an
enthusiastic friend of his.
In speaking of tbe other Candidates Mr. Wil
klns said: ''Ex-Congressman John A. Mc
Mahon is the leading candidate against Brlce.
John McLean is not a candidate. I bave never
heard very much of Mr. Thomas, of Spring
field, in State politics before tbis year. 1 don't
think Charlie Baker, tbe young lawver of Cin
cinnati, wbo Is talked of, is a candidate in dead
earnest and the struggle teems to be between
Brlce aud McMahon. MsMaboh is a great big
man intellectually. He received tbe compli
mentary voie for Senator at the time Garfield
was elected. I was In the Legislature that year
and I voted for hlir."
I met Mr, John McLean and asked him for
an expression &S to the Situation id Ohio. He
said he did not Want to be interflowed, tbat be
could express no opinion as to tbe chance of
the various candidate", and that be would only
say tbat he Was not in any sense ot, the word a
candidate Himself, fiunk g. carpenter.
OS THE.hWAhLMEftl? PLAft
iictt a LdnUtlllo JuM.eftIsiaba?aldfer
LotJfSViXtfl, December II Jotm fifinry
erenlnc bj 'Squire OlmsteacL Tbe groom is 19
years of Age, and wonts ia ioe at. jujjh resutur-
Is an arjDle and banana peddler". After tbe
. . rr -- utilsu nfrtnAbi CVlwA inA Uf&fn.
ceremony- as wuiu wmwia w "" musm-
. 1--1 . MHimlllhan. tliA Vftlifl AntitilA
BfcUCil BUstJU Siwin".i mi--w ,.-.-
made an agreement with the 'Squire to pay him
S5 cent a week until they had paid blm his
fee. .... .
The ceremony had aireaoy Been periormeo,
and there was uuthtnst for the 'Squire to Oo bat
to accept their terms.
WAXTB $10,000 FOE LOST lEAtJTL
The Slagalnr Claim of ft Lady Afttiast n
Buffalo, December It Ague Borket Is
suing the Western New York and Pennsyl
vania katlfoad Company in Sdpreme Court for
iMffin rfimiifM for the loss of ber beattty The
L,-.IJV ..... lM4Mfc.1 .,1. IttX A&teiA&Mi Cfcftftfri
last March by beH WCk by a trala.
Her face wa eidly ctM ad MarrM &M hle-
racHMIM: mm spots saw itessi nn'swa
' .A. -
' m ioik KJ5Ws Mis; l'
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'Ne Tronble nt All Ift Hayih
tSiw tonic BuniAtf srxcuis.i
NSV7 YOBfc. December ll-The officers of
the steamship Sir, which arrived here from
Bayti to-day, do hot regard Haytlah affairs
half so desperate as others have painted there.
They say that tbe new Government U moving
along smoothly, and to the satisfaction of the
native. The only malcontents, tuey tblnk,
ate tbe foreign merchants, upon whom tre
new Ministry has imposed a tax of f ISO each
per year. None of these merchants has- Se
cured a llcotise, Jhe officials' put off all appli
cants with flimsy excuses, the substance of
which I tbat foreigners are not wanted In
Haytt The officers ot tbe sif beard at Port-au-Prince
tbat two French men-of-war Were
dally expected at the port, and that bpon tbe
arrival of these vessels 'an effort Would be
made to secure a modification of tbe order Im
posing tbis tax, or to compel the Government
to do Justice to the foreign merchants.
Golds; Home Well Satisfied.
Count De Ketatty whocame here as tbe rep
resentative of tbe French Government and
French men of letters to advocate the passage
by Congress of an international Copyright law.
Balled for Havre tills morning. He bad en
Joyed himself immensely, he said, among the
American antbors, and had 150 ot their auto
graphs packed.away Id bis trunk. In alluding
to his semi-diplomatic mission to Washington.
he said: "There seems to be a good prospect 'of.
tbe passage. In Congress, of tbe bill providing
for International copyright, which Senator
Piatt bas introduced. President Harrison
recommended tbe consideration of such a law
to Congress in his message. Vice President
Morton, whose sympathy with our efforts is
especially appreciated In France, and Secre
tary of State Blaine have assured us of tbelr
co-operation. I have obtained from the Amer
ican Copyright League resolutions Indorsing
the object of my mission, and I bave, commu
nicated these to Secretary Blaine. The French
Government Is meanwhile negotiating directly
with Secretary Blaine on tbesubject" About
a dozen of Count Keratrv's American friends
carried him flowersand said good-by to him at
Celling Too Little for Their Votes.
The colored Republican "Vicinity Associa
tion" has filed a protest with Clarence W.
Mead, the Republican leader of tbelr district
agatbst the lh'uffirlency of the pay of the asso
ciation's "workers" at the election, last fall
Tbe most remarkable of several remarkable
paragraphs in thlB protest Is as follows: "Our
walking delegate, G. B. Campbell, when In the
act of voting some men, was accosted by Mr.
O'Larkln and asked to get tbe five colored men,
then on tbelr way to the polls, to vote, with a
promise of $2 a man. He then copied their
names in his book. After tbe men bad Voted
he instructed them to meet him, after the polls
had closed, at 278 West Twenty-tbltd street
and they would receive their money. Tbey
went to tbe place afthe time appointed, 'and
were ordered out and tbe gentleman wbom
tbey found at tbe place informed tbem tbat it
was not pleasant to have men running to bis
place for monoy, and tbat tbere had been three
men there before) he was satisfied tbey were
fooled also. Tbe trouble Is, this matter Is quite
serious, from the tact tbat these men are seek
ing to compel tbe association to pay tbem,
claiming that our walking delegate assured
tbem that Mr. O'Larkln was a man just and
true to his word."
A Fnllore to Avoid Hard Work.
Charles Wilson, who was sentenced to 20
years' Imprisonment yesterday for murdering
his wife last May, tried tct-day to kill himself
with a dose of parls green. He was found Un
conscious on the floor ot bts cell by a nlgbt
keeper. His lips were covered with a light
green paste ahd an empty paper stained with
green lay at his side. A Stomach pump was
quickly applied and Wilson was restored to
consciousness. He refused positively to tell
how be had obtained tbe poison. Itissupposed,
however, tbat it was smuggled to him by
friends who have been to see htm several times
since bis imprisonment Hewitt be recovered
sufficiently lu a day or two to go to Sing Sing.
A Conundrum for Buffalo Bill.
Several Wall Street meu are -Very anxious
Just no'w to "See Buffalo BilLand tbe cash re
ceipt of his Wild West show which has re
cently been entertaining visitors at tbe Paris
exhibition. Abnut a year ago Buffalo BUI Went
down to Wall street in search of moneyed men
wbo Would help blm to float tbe Wild
West across the sea to Paris. He
wished to raise 1150,000, and bis propo
sition was tbat tbe subscribers of this
amount should tecelve every nlgbt SO per cent
of the gross receipts, and should be allowed to
have an agent on the spot to take tbe money
out of tbe cash box and deposit it to tbe credit
of the American syndicate. Commodore Bate
man arid his friends agreed to furnish the
money on the Suggested conditions. The syndi
cate was made up, abd the Wild West went to
Paris, though without any agent to take tbe
syndidate'S SO per cent of tbe box receipts. So
far tbe syndicate bas not received, it- is said, a
siugle dollar which represents its proportion of
tho gross receipts, and bas got back only 30 per
cent of the principal which was contributed by
It There are no indications that anymore
money is coming to it and If tbejsbnw bad been
bankrupted it would bare pocketed its losses
and said nothing. There is every reason to be
lieve, however, that In its earning capacity the
Wild West sbow met all tbe expectations ot
Buffalo Bill, and took In a sufficient amount of
money not only to pay the 30 per cent gross re
ceipts nightly, but to pay back tbe principal.
The entertainment Was crowded every day and
nlgbt, and tbe reports which came from Paris
were that it was making money, band over fist
Tb) members bf tbe syndicate here bad perfect
confidence In tbe honesty Of Buffalo Bill. They
fear, however, that he's been victlmiied or
plundered. At least, tbey say tbey cannot In
any other way account for the faot that he
hasn't paid the money.
Undoubtedly 'TIs Solvent.
Front the Philadelphia Press.
Now that the Brazilian Repdbllo has been
recognized by tbe Rothschilds it may be re
garded as a reasonably solvent institution.
Email will probably therefore proceed to pile
Up a national debt big enough to make It an
object-to financiers to guarantee her political
Where n. mistake Was Made.
From tbe Philadelphia Record. J
It was all very well to present the former
Clerk of tbe House f Representatives with a
watch and cbalni but why was not tbe Ser-geant-at-Arms'
cashier watched and chained?
ON Tuesday afternoon Joba Bartges, while
hauling a load ot stone off tbe mountain just
east of Bedrord, started up a Six-pronged back
deer. It trotted along in front of tbe team
untilEast.street was reached. It then passed
leisurely np that street passed tbe Catholic
graveyard. Jumped c-Yer the fence Into a field
aud went back to the mountain.
At Jeromeville, 0.. Dr. Davis went to the
postofflce. Which was filled with' villagers, and
requested the postmaster to make blm a post
offlce order for fcOO. Tbe money Wat Counted
out placed On the counter and recounted by
tbe postmaster. He (the postmaster) tuned
bis back, to make out the order and regaining
his former position the money bad disap
peared. No one was aware of the presence of
tbe thief and-none could tell by whom tho
theft was committed.
TbtbYk4 Stole tbe clothes of Thomas Glle.
nearPblllipsbitrg.andhe had to put on bis
wife's drees to go out and borrow a pair of
Mb. JESKW Jones, of BramwelL W. Vs
has Invented and, applied for a patent fof an -I
improved cone oven, wnicn tne inventor Claims
Will not only reduce the time from fa Bourt td
43 hours Over the old bee-hire oven, but will
reduce the price ot drawing each ores from 69
bents to about t cents.
Daniel It Edwaed, of EdtearditlUe, iftt,
bas just beea. left 13,000, the pfeeeed of tbe
sale of two ships' owned by his ancestor two
John HosBAX&e, a farmer la Braadyvnne
Hundred, bad several hives of bees swarm oa.
Mosday. " j. .,
APMias. mail ii nolle ti af ii sssil e Jt "4?ale
pbeae" weo be gets saad aswt iWa't aimer
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r :CUU10U8 CUNDENMdKSJH T
Over 5,000 Russians hire settled in and
around Eureka, CaL, within a year. . '
- Vithin the last 20 years the courts In ,
Kansas have granted 7,191 divorce. '
Twenty-'our sportsmen shot 483 rabbits '
in tbe'vieinity of Jerseyville, 111., thebtberday.
A year ago, in Henderson. ll.Mfi i
Mary Beck, aged 61, and Wall is E. Yansoa, 1
aged 2t) were married. The old woman is now
Seeking a divorce. ' j
The belle at a recent dog feast offaix' 5'
Indian reservation In Dakota wore. a jacket
trimmed with teeth from 130 elks, which she
herself bad slain. 8be la the granddaughter 01. .
sue ciuei ui uib inue.
A big black diamond picked up la
jrazu is ou uuiuuwn in .new I org. isiOOES-,
like a piece Of chestnut coal in the rough, but.
it Would take good many ths of cal ulMXT
kind- to equal tbe valne ot thin lump. It
Weighs 387K carats, and is Worth $s.00a i
A whistling contest, open to yotinjj -$
ladies only, occurred at tbe Congregational..
unnrcn in jjicnneia. iaicn.. Tuesday evening, 't
and the oldest inhabitant confessed believer i
before saw such a dickering of rubrllna. Mis
Pearl Piayfordtnok first prize with an andante) ' '
quaver that made tbe windows rattle. ' '-,
A lately married Belfast, Me., cdttpl '
cannot do acensea oi nasty action. Tbey were
published and the Certificate was Issued a year
ago, but tbe knot was not tied nntll last Friday.
A onng lady wbo has bad experience, suggests -that
the bride probably had to wait for the)
The belief of John Keetian, of New
York, id signs and omens is considerably
strengthened. He was returning home with a
friend early in tbe morning. At the corner of
Eighth avenue and Twenty-third street a black
cat suddenly appeared. It crossed the path ot
tbe two friends twice. To bave a black cat
persist in crossing bis path Eeenan regarded
as an omen presaging bad luck. Accordingly
be picked up a stone acd hurled it at the ani
mal. Tbe cat ran away unscathed, but tho
stone crashed through a window in Fletcher
man's wine (tore and Keenan wa arrested by
a detective. It will cost Keenan 90 to settle.
Farmer John Macy.of TJnion Jale.K.T.,
IS Clearly entitled to tbe championship for com
busking. He was recently backed for J100 to
husk 100 bushels of corn in seven hours, taking
the corn as It stood stacked In tbe field. He
Was to pull down tbe stack himself and tie and
set up tbe emptv sheaves. The wager was ac
cepted by a number ot person-, wbo considered
tbe task an impossibility, bnt Farmer Macy
Won, and had 30 minutes and 6 seconds to spare.
He Is Cow looking fur tne man who assumes to
dispute bis supremacy, but it isn't likely tbat
be will find him.
A little pond in Concord, X H., was
tho Scene of an eptsodo Wednesday, which was
remarkable for the display of heroism which Is
involved. Three little children were playing
near tbe edge, when one Veutlred upon the Ice
and broke through. His playmate, who IS a
cripple, went Into tbe water to rescue blm, and
the third went to tbe assistance of both. All
would bave been drowned but for tbe prompt
action of a fourth, a 12-year-old boy named
Dow. who was passing, and who sneceeded in
getting them all out The Dow boy was the
oldest of the party. One of tbe children was!
With difficulty resuscitated.
Postmaster Browning and bis helpers in
the Camden postofflce grew very grave tbe
other nlgbt when from ont ot a heap of letters
from the drop-box in tbe office tbere was taken
one little white envelope, soiled and crumpled,
and Inscribed in lead pencil r "To my papa id
heaveo." Tbe little missive, biarlbg no post
age stamp, as opened by the Postmaster him.
Selt It was written on a scrap or writing
paper, in a childish scrawl, with mistake
erased with a uet finger. It read: "Dear
papa Is np in heaven aud I am going to rite to
papa I know bow glad he'll be to get a little
letter ritten all by me by his llitle girt"
The parrot is generally supposed to bays
tbe monopoly of tbe power of talking among
birds, but as a matter of fact tbe parrot Is de
cidedly Inferior to tbat of tbemynab. There
are alway examples of these birds in the in
sect bouse at tbe Zoo, and tbey repeat various
phrases with great clearness ot utterance.
Curiousfy enough, the ben bas a gruff voice,
while tbe cock speaks In a clear high tone like
tbat nf a cbild. Tbe mynabs can be easily pro
voked Into showing off their power ot speech,
and will greet ibe visitor with "Good morn
ing" In response to bis salntailons. . The
mynah is a kind ot starling, and this latter
bird Is well known for its Imitative powers.
Some years ago an account wa published of a
"talking canary," which could articulate quite
piainiy, anu wuuiu repeat a series ox poroses.
But the wonder 4s, nut tbsttiiere. are satmanr
different kinds of birds which can "talK. hue
"that there are not more. Tbe voice organs are
equally perfeot in construction In all these)
Just now the citizens of Glenwood, Ind.,
and of tbe surrounding community are enjoy
ing a firtt-class Sensation, in tbe shape of a
postofflce muddle. Until tbe Cleveland admin
istration the postnffice was located near the
depot, wben a hew man was appointed to take
charge of it, wben be.moved tbe office up town
about 10U rods. As toon as Harrison" took bti
teat a petition was Sent in by tbe good people
asking tbat Mrs. isles, tbe former postmistress,
be reinstated. She was appointed and moved
the office back near tbe aepor. Then the fua
roaiinenced. the uptown people remonstrating.
Finally, a few days agi an Inspector came
along and ordered the oElce moved uptown SO
rods from tbe depot tbe limit. Last Saturday
the work was begun. Tbe office building was
loaded on a wagon and tbe Hue nf march taken
Uo, but progressed very slowly, owing to the
beaVy rains and storms, and about 00 rods of
tbe distance was covered, when the building
was dumped off in a poiatu patch, where is
now remains. Dnring all tbis time tbe duties
and business of the office Were carried on on
wheels. Parties coming alter their mails
burned up the waion, mounted it. called tbeir
names and were served. The war still goes od
The other day a man named Pusoa ap
plied at the Kentucky penitentiary tor admis
sion to examine tbe premises. He paid the
gate fee of 23 cents, which is devoted to tha
prison- library, and with a guard went through
tbe Institution. When the examination was
complete Mr. Fuson thanked the guard ahd
said tbat he would probably be back again be
fore nfghtt that he wauted to take a look at the
city of Frabkfort, whlcb he thought was quite
picturesquely situated. Two hours afterward
he returned and banded the gatekeeper an
order of-commltment and a letter from tba
Sheriff of Bell county, which directed tha
Warden f tho penitentiary to bold Jeff Fuson
in confinement In tbe penitentiary for one year
for tbe crime of malicious shooting and wound
ing, Tbe convlctidn wa had last August, bnt
for some reason or other tbe Sheriff couldn't
bring the prisoner, in whom be bad the utmost
conMdence, and he, therefore, allowed him to
deliver hlm-elf up to tbe Warden. The prison
officials could hardly credit the tain's state
ments tbat he Was the prisoner referred to in
tbe order of the court, but as he was anxious
to be incarcerated and begin Serving bis term,
he wa allowed to doff citizen's clothes and put
np a convict garb without further questioning.
His delivery nf himself saved tbe State Sl
Which wonld bave beep paid to the Sheriff IX
he bad brought him.
THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHERS.
The people of Alaska do bottofe, aud yet
they are nearer the Pole tbahweare. JTew fork
Cvmmltctat AdvtrtUir. ,
NewYofk Aldermen have deaided tall
eene bitty so organ grinder, sue win thus hire
a circle even more exclusive than "The 400."
Miss Van Allwool Are you sure Baron
De Sehoag Is a genuine noblemanl
Mr. McUallsster-sarer Why he borrowed (A
''Did you take Miss Phair under the mis
tletoe last bight?"
"Yes, and then went out under ber faiieft
McCrackle Co you know what the boys
say to Santa Clan if
Meforkle No; What do tbey say?
McCrackle VYhat are yoa glvln' usT Xunseyt
Mrs. Hilough The paper- lays there were
twomeii killed yesterday lit Colorado by failing
Over a bluff.
Mr. llllonght&bwnrin-areat Beottt I wonder
What the ante was. rim.
Mrs. "Winks So yoa haVS taken another
Companion "for better of v6rs,' eh?
Mrs. Secondtrtp Uttly for better-, my diar. fie
tan't possibly be worse than the other one was.
Terrs aauti Kxprtlt.
Quevado I see that old sweetheart of
ours hat married tiesner, whom jrou hit so cor
aiatty. UurtH-Yt. She did think iomettUag trite,
alter all. 1-hUtutttfhia Inquirer.
She This is your first yeif at coUeJe,
Be Yes. Bow did yatt kbbW that?
Ebe 1 knew by tb way your arm feltareafid.
me. The tnoselesere net so foUy dSveleysd a a
senior'. Boston lltralai
rfow ereebeth on apace the glad and glori-
&utlme when all the Christian world rejoiceth
and all Bjen are brothers, and your wire sroaaiya
present you ltaa BOX or-ttflM corrawa m
.wallet iui WB,-f"".
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