Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 18, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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The snap judgment which the opposing
parties in the House have been getting on
each other for the past two days affords an
illustration of the results which are sure to
'follow when partisanship is placed above
public interest.
In the disposition to fight for partisan ad
vantage both sides appear to be equally
..matched, except that the responsibility is on
" the Republican side for failing to provide
rules under which the House should act,
Even if amendment of the rules is needed,
the committee should have reported the
general rules for action until the amend
ments could be perfected. In addition to
that the Speaker, who should in his action
be non-partisan, whatever he may be in his
counsel, Is conceded to have primed his de
cisions for the purpose of getting ahead of
the Democrats.
So iar as the snap game has gone the two
parties are about even; but, as the public
business stands still, it is the country which
E rs.
Mr. Parnell, in his -Nottingham speech,
yesterday, made a rather fine grist of the
Tory position and, especially, reduced to
nothingness the story that he was broken
down and in hiding. His speech is full of
the ring and vigor ot his old days; and it is
. clear that Parnell is at the head of the Irish
yarjy as actively as ever. The review of the
at nipt of the Tory Government to make
coercion grateful by some half-hearted at
tempts at conciliation, and of the disgrace
ful outcome of the "Parnellism and crime"
forgeries, together with his clear statement
of the platform of Irish reforms carried out
by an Irish Government sets the issue forth.
.Parnell is in the fight to stay, and his ulti
mate victory is only a question of time.
Both Messrs. Bigelow and Brown, Chiefs
respectively of the Public Works and Safety
Departments, are to be commended for the
promptness with which they disclaim a pur
pose attributed to them of asking for in
creased appropriations for city expenses
next year.
-Ullage for taxes is so usually an affair of
annual arithmetical progression, that it is
gratifying to find a couple of heads of de
partments who are willing to recognize a
reasonable limit. It is cheerful, too, to find
them taking the initiative, in place of yield
ing reluctantly under a fire of adverse crit
icism in or out of Councils.
Pittsburg is growing in size, population
and prosperity so rapidly that there is per
haps some temptation to the men who frame
estimates of expenditures to enlarge the
borders of their demands. For what is
clearly a desirable "extra" such as the im
provement of the new park, the public will
readily indorse a moderate allowance to
start the work on a becoming scale; bat as
for ordinary expenses the chiefs of depart
ments will greatly commend themselves to
the favor of taxpayers by limiting the ex
penses to just what is actually needed for an
efficient and thorough administration.
There are laurels to be gained in city
government by the men who are willing to
conduct it on the principles which prevail
in private buiness. Whenever and where
ever such a spirit is shown in Pittsburg it
will be applauded. In such moods will be
received the novelty of an appropriation
ordinance which from the start proposes to
do business at the old stand without de
manding enlarged allowances.
The action of the Germans in Africa
in hanging Bushiri, the chief who has
been fighting them for some time past,
is not likely to impress tbe Africans with
the pacific advantages of civilized rule.
Whatever Bushiri's faults, and of course he
was little more than half civilized, it is cer
tain that he had a right in East Africa
antedating that which Germany has taken
by the strong hand. His mode of fighting in
defense of what he esteemed his rights will
doubtless be regarded by the majority of
Africans as fair as Germany's method of
burling globes of iron at defenseless vil
lages. The German method ot annexing
-whole districts in Africa and killing those
who dispute the German authority, does not
seem to differ essentially from the Arab
method of conquest and burning. If civi
lized governments cannot carry the justice
and mercy of civilization with them to
Africa they should keep ont of that
The possible conflict of interest over the
appointment of a liquidator for the Law
rence Bank was satisfactorily settled yester
day by the appointment of the Fidelity
Title and Trust Company as the successor to
Mr. McKelvy. All the parties in interest
agreed to this selection; and that corpora
tion can enter upon the work of winding
up the affairs of the bank at once. It is, we
believe, the first experiment in Pittsburg of
the assumption of such duties by a trust
corporation and the outcome of the work
will be watched with keen interest Under
the management of an institution so well
equipped as the Fidelity, and possessing so
"thoroughly the confidence of all parties the
experiment will hardly fail of successfully
ebowing the virtues of the sew method.
Poor Brazil! Here she has been to the ex
pense of shipping her benevolent Emperor
and his troublesome daughter and son-in-law
to Europe, and in other ways, happily not
bloody, put to a good deal of trouble in
changing the Empire into a Be public, when
down comes a blackbird, no, we beg his Im
perial Majesty's pardon, the Czar of Buss ia
who breaks off all diplomatic relations with
the Brazilian Minister and tells him that he
will never recognize the present government
of Brazil. Was ever a young, blushing Be
pnblic so badly treated? -Tot given a chance
to explain to his bomb-proof majesty that
dynamite and nihilism are explicitly
: omitted, from the sew constitution, not
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ruiowea even to suggest, mat u does not
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matter a centime to Brazil whether an auto
crat on the oth.er.side of a big ocean recog
nizes her or not
We honestlrfcelieye that Brazil will sur
vive this awfnl blow at her new institutions.
It is very discouraging, of course, to the en
terprising Journalists and others who have
steered Brazil through the greatest revolu
tion of modern times, to be denied the pat
ronizing nod of a tyrant whose life would
not be worth a rushlight if jhe walked .alone
and unguarded among his loving subjects.
The benison of such aieautifnl being as the
Czar of Russia is sadly needed at the bap
tism of a new Bepnblic Without it how
ever, the United States of Brazil will sur
vive, we thine, and their Bepnblic will ba
firmly established when the unnatural ex
crescence of an-absolnte monarchy has been
torn from the face of Europe.
The first of a series of articles on the in
vestigation of the canal project appears in
this issue. It is principally devoted to con
sidering the difficulties which the commis
sion must study and which, it is thought,
must be overcome before the .car lalcanbe
regarded as practicable.
The two chief difficulties stated in the
article are first, the question of the crossing
of the canal by railroads, and second that of
meeting the exigencies that will arise
where portions of the canal route have
been occupied by .railroads. The first is the
greatest difficulty; butit is by no means in
superable. It seems to be taken for granted,
that in all cases where the railroads cross
the canals they must be raised to a
height that will do away with the
necessity of swing-bridges. Tet this,
while an advantage where practica
ble, is by no means a necessity. If
we are not mistaken all of the railroads
which this, waterway would pass,have at oth
er points where they cross navigable water
ways, built swing-bridges of their own
choice. This applies in the case of the Pitts
burg andXake Brie Bailroad only to its
connections. What the railroads build for
themselves, in crossing waterways, is good
enough tor this waterway to build for the
railroads, where better cannot be provided.
With regard to the occupancy by railroads
of rights of way needed for the canal, that is
a very simple matter. Where such rights of
way are more essential to the canal than to
the railroad they cannot be condemned by the
power of eminent domain. Ko principle has
been better settled by State and United
States Supreme Courts, than that the power
of eminent domain, extends to the appropri
ation ot other highways where necessary
always, of course, upon due compensation.
Upon that principle, railroads have appro
priated turnpikes and country roads for
their tracks; and they in turn are subject to
the same right if necessary for the comple
tion of a work of such importance as this
The vital points to be determined by the
commission are, first, the engineering prac
ticability of the canal, over the various
routes; and, second, an approximation of its
cost With these two matters made clear the
further question, as to how it shall be paid
for will be a State and national issue; and
the details of raiboad crossings and rights
of way can be settled in accordance with
well-established principles.
It is an odd story which Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker tells of his premonitions of
the violent death of Mr. Franklin B.
Gowcn. To be sure, these premonitions were
not very definite. On the evening of Friday
Mr. Wanamaker experienced a sense of un
easiness and general distress, and at the same
time the fact that his old friend Mr. Gowen
was about to visit Washington flashed across
his mind several times during the evening.
This feeling of incomprehensible disquiet
weighed sufficiently with Mr. Wanamaker
to keep him from fulfilling some social en
gagements that night The next morning
the same uneasy feeling recurred to him,
once more linked with thoughts of Gowen.
At that time the latter was lying dead in his
It may have been only another of those
curious coincidences which are only noticed
when the upshot is sensational. But it is
worth remarking how often in the ease of
violent death the friends or relatives of the
victim have received mental warning of the
event It is quite possible that man is not
yet fully acquainted with the extent and
powers of his senses, and that there exist, be
tween the units of the human race, ties and
means of communication of whch we do not
dream in our philosophy. A level-headed,
substantial' business man, of Mr. Wana
maker's stamp, is not the sort of a man to
fall a victim to hysteria, or to allow his im
agination to lead him captive. The subject
is a profoundly interesting one.
Mr. Oates, of Alabama, is reported to
have declared that he will, to the best of his
ability, control his vote on the settlement of
the World's Fair site, by political motives.
"I shall not," he said, "vote to locate the
World's air in any city of any State whose
representatives in Congress vote to pass
coercive election laws for the South."
In other words, Mr. Oates, of Alabama,
is going to prove his sectionalism by de
ciding a non-partisan issue wholly by a
sectional and partisan criterion. We are
far from indorsing the coercion election
measure mooted in Congress; bnt to tie the
vote on that question to the vote on a purely
business issue, which should be decided
solely for the national credit,is a very stupid
and sectional line of action. It is also ex
ceedingly silly; because if the majority in
Congress are shown that Southern votes are
to be held over them as a whip, in this man
ner, it will be certain to solidify the
majority from the North against any tyran
nical nse of the log-rolling practice.
Mr. Oates seems disposed to engage in the
supererrogatory task of proving that the
blindest sectionalism in the country holds
sway over the Southern brigadiers.
The full account of the revolution in
Brazil, which has been published in the New
York Timet, represents it as a counter-stroke
to forestall a coup d'etat that was planned by
the Imperial ministry in favor of theComte
d'Eo and Princess Isabella, upon the expected
retirement of the Emperor. Since tbe revolu
tion succeeded so easily', it appears that tbe Re
publicans could well have afforded to let the
new monarchy reveal its absolutist tenuency
and then fall to pieces of its own weight
Op course, the verdict haying been secured
which saved Sullivan, Conghlln and Burke
from tbe gallows, tho next thing is to get them
off from all punishments- And the effort has
at least the virtue of logic If they do not
deserve to be hanged they do not deserve any
punishment at all.
The collection of relies in the" National
Museum contains an enormous punch bowl
which belonged to George Washington. This
the Chicago if erold regards as evidence or 'a
kindly and genial nature which softens the
grave and austere aspect" Yet the same Issue
which contain this remark coat ues to jump
on Vice-President Morton for hbuet at the
-horefcs-u It gates a pigisi.waewhea
the geniality is on the wrong side of the polit
ical fence. '
.New Xokk does its best to satisfy the,
lovers at horseflesh of all ranks. toons read
hay Snndl and Hand 6. at tbe fanciest prices,
and the Newtown sausage factory gives the
poor people all the horseflesh they -want m re
tail lots, and at the lowest prices.
The report that the furniture men have
resolved that the people must have their
moving day in pneumonia weather, in order to
make business better for the furniture inter
ests. Is probably an injustice to the furniture
men. They arean intelligent set or men, and
know that they will et more business by
serving the public. at the public's convenience
than by trying to make the public serve them
at their convenience.
New o is left in temporary darkness
because tbe authorities are taking down the
dangerous poles and wires. Pittsburg was left
in partial darkness .night before last, hutnot a
pole or wire is coming down.
Pbof. Tuck ek, of Andover, is -quoted
as saying that this country has had but three
thinkers, Jonathan Edwards, Ben jamin Frank
lin and .Nathaniel Hawthorne. The spectacle
of Tucker, of Andover. rullnc Jefferson. Ham
ilton and Emerson ont of the list of thinkers,
deserves to be set up as a companion piece to
the picture of Oscar Wilde being isappointed
.at the Atlantic Ocean.
The number of men who are stating that
they are not candidates f or e nomination for
Mayor Is large; but the number ot those who are
not candidates is much larger.
Nor w l max iroPTG the authoritative denials
of the purchase of property above Smithfleld
street between Filth and Fourth avenues, on
the part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the
deals still go on. -The public joins In chorassing
the question: It the Pennsylvania Railroad
-does not want this property, who, in the State
of Pennsylvania, does!
The chiefs -of departments take the very
sensible view that the appropriations which
ran the city this year will be big enough to pro
vide for it next year.
Austeia. is .reported to have got a new
explosive which is one-third mors explosive
than dynamite, and is expected to work
wholesale destruction in the -eld. Tbe In
ventions of destruction win soon reach a point
which will wipe the defeated army oat of ex
istence and break -up the victorious, one by Its
Now let tbe Fidelity prove its title by getting
ont that statement and showing whether it
can make a dividend from the wren ce
bank's assets;
-HE sale at ong&Co's yesterday presents
the singular feature of realizing more for
property at a forced sale, than therm was
able to get In tbe course of regular business.
This Is not an inducement to other iron firms
to make an assignment. It is simply an evi-
dence of the firmness of the iron market
JonN G. W rTTT was 83 years old yester
day. The Japanese Minister, Huneml Mutsu,
has been recalled, and is making hasty prepar
ations to leave this country on short notice. It
13 impossible to learn the cause.
Mbs. Piclxb, wife ot the South Carolina
Representative in Congress, is said to be an ac
complished orator, and will be much in demand
this winter at temperance and woman suffrage
r his prayer yesterday morning the chaplain
of the House of Representatives feelingly re
ferred to the death of the wife of Mr. Cannon,
of Illinois, and invoked the divine protection
on the bereaved husband and motherless chil
dren. ciENATOB i)ras, of "Vermont, has served
longer In the United States Senate than any of
his colleagues. On April 5, 10, he will have
been .the Benate without a single break 21
years. Mr. Edmunds will be in February.
He looks his age.
A Fir,-D and admirer once said to Robert
Brownie g: "I have studied long upon this pas
sage in your poem, and am unable to compre
hend it Pray, tell me, what Is the Idea em
bodied in itT" Mr. Browning read tbe passage
over and replied: "Beall.v, I cannot tell; bnt I
believe it will be worth your while to keep on
studying it"
Gneba Voir ScHWErrrz, the German
Ambassador to Russia, who is married to the
daughter of the Hon. John Jay, of New York,
has just returned to St Petersburg, after pay
ing a long visit to Prince and Princess Bis
marck at Friederichsruhe. It is believed that
his conferences with the Chancellor are con
nected with the betrothal of the Czarowitz to
Princess Margaret, of Prussia.
Dissatisfied With Present Conditions. They
Want to Join the Union.
Ottawa, December 17. The fact that there
is a rapidly increasing desire for a national
change in Canada is indisputable. Even tbe
organs of the Dominion Government admit it
Considerable surprise, however, has been ex
pressed over the candid way in which the
London Free Prat, the organ of the Minister
of Agriculture, the Hon. John Carting, makes
the admission that dissatisfaction prevails , and
to use Its own words, that "a good many people
are found concerning themselves just now with
the future of Canada." The Free Prett says:
"They want to know whether we shall become
independent: whether we shall become part of
an imperial federation, or If it shall be our fate
to be annexed to the adjoining Republic. It
evinces a patriotism that is praiseworthy and
gives expectation that the sons of Canada will
ever be alive to its Dest interests. And that is
a guarantee that it Is not to be despised. It
has Its reassuring conditions and anchors ns to
the conviction that, come what may, loyalty to
Canada will be the prevailing watchword."
A Tonna Ulan Without Hands Who Made
Fine Plctsres.
I have before me the proof of an etching just
published (writes tbe London correspondentof
the Scottman), the work of an armless artist,
M Noel Masson. The etcher was a young man
who died suddenly a few weeks ago, immedi
ately after he had completed this plate. Dur
ing the Commune he lost both arms and hands
by the explosion of a shell. He was then It
years ot age. He got himself fitted with me
chanical hands and set to worktolearn etching.
Of his success the plate now published Is full
proof. It is a view of Nogenteur-Marne.
M. Masson, in choosing tbe subject, put a
considerable strain on bis powers of execution,
f or th b drawing Is full of detail, not to be done
except with much paii taking care. He baa,
however, produced a bold and strikine picture.
JL Masson had unquestionably r sympathetic
feeling which his mechanical hands could not
always interpret But even on its artistic side
the etching does not lack interest
Not Coins to. Lot e Thoir Fay.
Washington, December 17. In the Senate,
to-day, the House joint resolution to pay the
officers and members of both Souses their De
cember salary on the 20th instant, was reported
back from the Committee on Appropriations
and passed.
Ah Sin's DepartaraJH onccd.
From the ew York World! 2
A Chinaman has absconded from San Fran
cisco with -527,000 of other people's money.
There are times when tbe Chinese really ought
not to go.
Sirs. Jane l-cWlIIIaa is.
County OommlMloner Daniel HcW-tla at'
grandmother, Mrs. Jane McWllims, aged $a
years, of Alt. Oliver, died yesterday morning,
after a six weeks' illness. Mrs. Me Williams was
born in Scotland, and came to America with ber
husband In IS . Mr. AlcWlUlamj died in 1860.
The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at
9 o'clock from at John's Church on South Four
teenth street
John Duffy.
John Duffy, a young- Ironworker, died at his
home, comer of Xaoch and DeriU rs streets,
yesterday. He .was a Irother.of.E.JB'. Duy, ,
j - q
, ana a nep&ew-er oger' sra,
An Old Pros-ran. rae of Clara Morris A
Small Girl's Anatomical Lore Br. Ave!
lag's New Venture.
Weh Clara Morns was playing here last
week the veteran actor, J. H. Howe, showed
me a programme which possesses a good deal
of interest to theater goers. It is a programme
of the old Academy of Music, on Bank street,
Cleveland, and bears the date of June 11, 1888.
JohnKilsler was manager then. The attrac
tion was "Jane Eyre," with Miss Fanny B.
Price in the title role. Down at the very end
of the dramatis pertonts is found Miss Clara,
Morris' came. She played tbe small part or
Lady Georgiana Clarens. What a rise she has
had since. Nearly all the rest of tbe cast, ac
cording to Mr. Rowe, are dead or retired from
the stage. Mr. Bowe says that even in those
days, when Miss Morris was unknown outside
of Cleveland, he hasaeen stars like Mrs. J. P.
Bowers, Jean Hoimer, Fanny Price. Helen
Western, etc., work for all they were worth to
keep Miss Morris from walking away with the
whole performance. But Mr. Bowe added
pathetically: 'Salaries those days were wearji"
A 8A o girl fell and broke her arm two or
three weeks ago. The fracture' was reduced
and all went well, the little mite proving her
self a heroine under the pain. And what pain
a broken arm can give!
But the tiresome part of the business, tbe
growing together of tbe fractured parts, has
tried ber patience sorely. The other day the
family doctor explained to the little patient that
the pain she suffered came from the knit ng of
the bone.
"Knitting, is it?" the child echoed, "well I
wish it would stop, for 1 can feel the needles
sticking into me."
Pe itaps some of my readers remember Dr.
Edward B. Avcling who paid this city a visit
two years ago, and lectured at Lafayette Hall
on Socialism. He afterward gained a great
deal of unpleasant notoriety by the revelations
of his sybaritic ways of life while carrying on
this crusade in behalf of the working man. He
was employed to lecture on Socialism by a New
York society, and he had a dispute about his
Dr. Aveling Is a Londoner. He took the do
greeof Bachelor of Science at London Uni
versity ten years ago, and at one time enjoyed
a reputation as a scientist. What reputation
' he has now I don't know. It was growing small
when he came here. But I mention him to
record the fact that he recently, on November
28, In fact, produced a play which is attracting
agooddealof attention in London now, and
will, therefore, probably reach America next
season. Dr. Aveling's, nom de theater is Alec
Nelson, and bis play is' called "The Jackal."
The tit of the play is rather taking, and the
critics say that tbe plot is new and the charac
ters show novel treatment. Bnt I should think
that Aveling could do no better than drama
tize his whole life. There are three or four
chapters in it known to me which would mako
exciting plays.
Dr. Woodbnra Explains What Baptist
Practice Means.
Tbe solid citizens belonging to tho benezer
Baptist Church again met yesterday in the spa
dons and pleasant apartments of A. H. Clark,
in the Dispatch building. The citiz eness has
not yet mado her appearance, which seem3
somewhat strange in a church trial. As woman
generally monopolizes to a large degreo church
business nowadays, it is whispered, however,
that she may play a part in future proceedings.
James Robison was the first witness ex
amined yesterday. He said Mr. Johnston was
excluded twice. Mr. Robison went a little
further than some of his brethren in stating
that the church was run under the authority of
theBible as well as that of His cock's Manual He
dldnot say that Isaac Morton.Wesley Johnston,
Isham Carter, Barbour and Nelson Bryant
were notified to appear and stand trial, but was
confident they were notified. Mr. Morton had
refused to turn in some books. Johnston had
said the pastor was preaching false doctrine.
Mr. Carter refused to give up a "sham" deed,
una wanted the choir discharged and persons
put in he might choose.
Hiscock's Manual was put in. evidence and
labeled "Exhibit No. 3."
Dr. B. F. Woodburn was put on the stand.
Ho said the government of tbe Baptist Church
was independent or congregational. Tbe
church is supreme, or it may receive or roject
the advice of councils. There is no Baptist
Church as a national affair. Each congrega
tion is supreme in the direction ot its own
affairs, though churches generally steer their
respective crafts by means of certain manuals
and laws. A council has the right to advise, so
may an association, and if a congregation re
fuse to answer tbe helm the general body may
withdraw tbe rightf band of fellowship. The
general idea is much the same-as that of State
rights In a political sense. Hiscock's Manual
is generally regarded as reliable authority, and
Hiscock is an authority on the subject of ex
clusion. Dr. Woodburn knew nothing specially
about the Ebenezer controversy.
Farnltnre Dealers Object to People Moving
on May 1.
A meeting of the members of the Pittsburg
and Allegheny Furniture Exchange was held
last evening In the office of Captain A. J. Logan
on Third avenue. The object was to protest
against the proposed change of moving day
from April 1 to May L After considerable dis
cussion on the matter a committe consisting of
Eli dmunas on,PhiIip Eichenlaub and Captain
Logan was appointed to draft resolutions
against the change. The committee will report
at a meeting to be held Friday evening at the
same place.
Nearly every furniture and household utensil
dealer in the two cities is opposed to tbe
change. They say that if tbe change is made
they will lose thousands of dollars. Captain
Logan stated that his whole season's business
is now done in ten weeks. At present custom
ers go out of the store on account of tbe sales
men being unable to wait upon them. In sell
ing furniture, bedding, etc., it takes several
hours and many times half a day to make a
sale. If people move onMay 1 the busy season
will be compressed into six weeks. It was the
unanimous sentiment of the meeting that the
change Is being agitated by real estate men
who. it is said; would gain another month by
tbe change.
A South Carolina Damsel Who Possesses
Supernatural Powers.
Columbia, S. C, December 17. A wonder
ful story comes from Sumpter, this State,
about the discovery by a girl 12 years old of
supernatural powers that throw the Georgia
phenomenon, Lulu Hurst, in the shade. Her
name is Daisy Robinson, and she lives with
her mother on the premises of one of
the most reliable citizens of the coun
ty, wno vouches for the follow
ing: To-day the girl discovered that
some unseen poworwas following her every
where. Tbe first demonstration was the fall
ing of a sideboard flat on its Hie, then a water
bucket fell from a shelf on her shoulder. Her
mother thinking tbe room haunted moved Into
another, when the same agency moved tables,
smoothing irons, and furniture.
These demonstrations continued at Intervals
during theday. Alargs crowd heard of the re
markable exhibition. gathered about the house,
and a reporter tried to get admission, but the
father of the girl said (bat all persons must be
excluded, but the reporter could have an Inter
view at some, other time.
Another Big Batch of Nominations, Chiefly
for tbe West.
Wash-JOtou, December 17. The President
to-day transmit d the following nominations
to the Senate:
Alphonso Bar to, to be Register of tbe Land
Office at Bt Clou 1, Minn.; August Klckbusch, to
beBegUteroftho Land Office at Wausan, Wis.;
William Wetteran, to be Beceiv of Public
Moneys at St. Cloud, Minn.; Andrew M. Craw
ford, to bEecelver of Public Moneys at Bose.
burg, Ore.: Frank M. Foote, to be Uecelvero!
1'nblic Moneys at Evaoiton, Wyo.; Eocene Bay.
to be United States Attorney for the district of
Minnesota; Fremont Wood, to be United States
Attorney for the Territory of Idaho; Wll
longbby Cole, or Cauiornla, to be United
States Attorney for the Southern district
of California: Oeorsre E. Card, of Cal
ifornia, to be United States Marshalrbrthe South
ern district of California; JohnW. Jacobs, to be
United States Marshal for the Southern district of
New York; Cyrus Leland, Jr., to be Collector of
Internal Bevenue for the strict ot Kansas.
Dcfn niter Plicott's Successor.
Washington. December 17. Sergeant at
Arms Holmes of tbe House has appointed EL
J. Harts horn, of Iowa, to be cashier of his
o co in DLaB 01 tae -oeia ter Hllca . 'Mr.
in ei we -aeia ter HUcest, -Mr.'
iglveaabond oummtet Hwj
jxtar rn nas
A Series Given at Era annel Parish -slid.
Ins;, In Allegheny, Last Evening-.
A brilliant entertainment was given last
evening in the parish building of Emmanuel
Episcopal Church. Allegheny.
It consisted of a series of tableaux. The
first one represented . Sculptor's Studio,"
and various figures of statuary were repre
sented by Misses Irwin, Ida McClurg, atio
McJlwaine and Edith Johnson. A very appro
priate tableau entitled The Rainy Day" was
next seen, and little Nona Irwin, Grace Irwin
and Mary Stuart were sheltered by a mam
moth umbrella.
A huge bay field was next presented, and in
a farmer's attire Mr. Harry Robb rested from
his labors and awaited his lunch, which Miss
McClnrg was in tbe act or taking to him.
'Secrets" were told swinging on the garden
gate by Miss Katie Mcllwaine and Mr. Lake.
"Confesslons of Love"' was Impersonated by
Misses Kate Mcllwaine and stater Mamie, and
Messrs. Lake and McClurg.
In "Love or Country," Mr. Robb was seen in
great perplexity, while his sweetheart. Miss
Edith Johnson, was demanding a choice.
in ie uipy wmp, misses in jonn-
sod. Ida McCluri
a tie ana J ami mcllwaine
and Mr. Harry
iobb were tbe fantastic gip-
The entire entertainment was notabVe for ar
tistic skill and finish, and was thoroucblr ap
preciated by the audience. At the conclusion of
tbe tableaux a pink tea was served by the young
ladies ot theschurcb. and various pretty booths
were utilized for tbe sale of fancy articles, ice
cream, candy, etc., etc.
The ladles in chargo were Misses Roddy,
Phipps, Seelv. Bobb.Gutb.rie, Phillips, Byllesby
Tbe B C. O. Entertained.
The "M. C. O.," or the Oakland Society Club,
was entertained last evening by Miss Stella
Seibert, at her residence on Forbes avenue.
Dancing and music was tbe principal features
of the evening. The Royalama Italian Or
chestra was in attendance. Refreshments were
served by tbe charming hostess. A full dress
reception will be given by the club in January,
Social Chatter.
There will bo a Christmas entertainment
for tbe children at Dr. Meyers' Eighth Street
Synagogue at 2 o'clock next Sunday afternoon.
Loads of candy and other delights will be
served ont to tbe urchins.
The ladies of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, corner Wylie avenue and Congress
street, will hold a fair and bazaar in the church
to-morrow and Friday evening. Byron King
will spout
Theke will be a Christmas entertainment at
the Ursullne Convent, at 2 o'clock on the after
noon of Monday, December 23. Cards of invi
tation have been issued.
The Junta Club was entertained by Mr.
Joseph Woodwell last evening, and Rev.
George Hodges discoursed on "Modern Papjil
THE alumni of tbe Pittsburg High School
will enjoy their annnal banquet at tbe Hotel
Schlo or on the evening of Friday. January 3.
A paelok musical was given at the Penn
sylvania Female College last evening. In which
local talent did themselves proud.
A bazaae and sn'pper will be held this week
in Fifth United Presbyterian Church, Webster
avenue and Washington street.
Miss Josx Woodwem, will entertain her
friends on the evening of December 28.
The grand organ recital at St James'
Church, Wilkinsburg, this evening.
The Teaspoon Club was entertained last
evening by Miss Birdie Stoney,
A Jndgo Rales That It There Is No Fit
There Should be No Par.
Boston, December 17. An important decis
ion was made by Judge Emmons in the Bast
Boston District Court to-day. In an' action
brought against a clothing company by Bord
man Hall for tbe recovery of the price paid for
a custom-made coat and vest, which the plain
tiff alleges did not fit him. From the testi
mony it appears that the pla intlff ordered a
coat and vest to bo made for him of an author
ized salesman at the store, and a deposit was
made when tho order was given.f Plaintiff re
ceived his clothes in due time, when he paid
for them in f nil. On trying them on he found
that they did not fit, and returned them to the
makers, asking them to refund the money he
had paid for them. This the .defendants re
fused to do, but offered to alter the clothes so
that they would fit or else make the plaintiff
another coat and vest The plaintiff would not
accept the offer, saying that he had no more
time to be experimented upon.
Counsellor the plaintiff claimed that when
the latter left the order for the ciotbes It was
with the understanding that they were to prove
satisfactory, and that the defendant bad re
ceived his part of tbe bargain, while plaintiff
had got no return. In rendering bis decision
Judge Emmons said he thought that when a
tailor made any article of clothing for a person
it was generally understood that it was to be a
good fit. The tailor could have had the cus
tomer try on tho clothing as many times as he
cbose in order to have it right, but as soon as
the clothing was completed the contract was at
an end. In view of this fact he said he would
have to decide in favor of the plaintiff for a re
covery in full of the money paid the defendant
on the clothes.
A Pleasant Event at tho Home of tho Pitts
bars Congressman,
Wash tngtok; December 17. Mrs. John
Dalzell had the first of herafternoonreceptions
to-day, and during tbe entire afternoon visitors
poured in and out of the residence on the cor
ner of Fifteenth street and Massachusetts ave
nue. Mrs. Dalzell was assisted by her daughter,
Miss Bessie Dalzell, who will, at a later date,
make ber formal entrance into society.
Mrs. Dalzell will hold her public receptions
each Tuesday afternoon during the season.
Jtforo Reliable Than the Gooseboae.
From the New York Sun.l
Against tho many signs and prognostications
of a hard winter should he set the story that the
toad which has been imprisoned in solid rock
since George Hoar was as ancient and Adam a
lad in knickerbockers, has been released on
good behavior. Also the story that "pots of
treasure" aro being found In various parts of
the country. The excavation of that same old
toad and tho nnearthing of that same old pot of
treasure indicate a very open winter.
PHI-ADEI--IA Record: The verdict of the
Chicago jury in tbeCroo l case will be ap
proved by the general puolic judgment.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazelle: It Is a
discreditable performance, but the fault is in
the criminal law and jury system, which pro
tects bloody scoundrels as if tbey were tbe
most precious possession of tho people.
On, Vox Derrick: If tbe persons charged
with the murder of Dr. Cronln were guilty of
thatact,asdec red ythe jury, then no men
who were ever guilty of murder more richly
deserved the extreme penalty of the law.
NW YOB Herald: It is a compromise and
a disappointment It fails to mete out to the
assassins of Dr. Cronln the penalty which
their diabolical crime ments , and falls short of
that full justice, which society has aright to de
mand. .
CINCINNATI Enquirer; Is the result satis
factory! Probably sp to lawyer Forrest and
his client; possibly not to anyone else. But
there is at least one point of general satisfac
tionthat the trial is over. That Is something
to be truly grateful for.
Indianapolis Journal. There are those
who will criticise the jury because they did not
consign the principal conspirators to the gal
lows, instead of sending them to prison for life,
but when they think it all over, and remember
that all tbe evidence was circumstantial. It
possible they would, have done tho same thing
under similar circumstances.
CiVE AND Leader: The worst feature of
the whole case is tbe fact that the result leaves
little ground for hope that tbe real authors of
the whole conspiracy. Dr. Cronin's deadly foes.4
who were willing to resort to the most fiendish
methods in securing bis "removal," win ever be
brought to the scaffold, A. sentence to the
penitentiary for life has no snch terrors for
men like O'Sullivan, Burke and Conghlln as
the death penalty.
PrxAi .Err l Timet: That which is
chiefly to be regretted in connection with the
final outcome of this trial is that tbe real insti
gators of tbe conspiracy to murder Dr. Cronln
are probably still at large. The convicted men
were doubtless the tools and agents, of others
who so far hate gone scot free. Full and com
plete justice will not be dope until those who
employed the men convicted yesterday are r s
dowfi and visited with, tkepua-is J sir
This Is the Beelsloa of the Wsmas's Clsk,
Afler BIscaattoB Bcule Bramble Says
Bu Past Was Jilted Single Wsraes
Kalber Wary.
Marriage is not a failure, so say the members
of the Woman's Club, and the discussion of
the subject by them yesterday afternoon in
the Teachers' Library was of such a clear,
comprehensive and exhaustive character that
the most calloused cynical advocate of the
failure side of the question would have bee
converted without a murmur. The question,
"Is marriage a failure?" was not discussed,
but "Why are so many marriages a failure!"
Mrs. Taylor, in a well written paper, said that
it would be just as reasonable to discuss, "Is
Qod a f luref" as to discuss Is marriage a
failure? but taking tbe qualified question,
"Why is marriage so often a failure!" there
were a great many reasons to be given, and the
wonder Is not that there are so many failures,
bnt that there are so few, taxing into consid
eration tho immorality, intemperance,
defective education, poverty, deceit and
infatuation with which so many mar
riages are entered into. Tbe lady in a
skillful manner dealt with each one of the vari
ous topics which are sure death to a bappy
union, and dwelt at some length upon the un
healthy atmosphere in which a great many
young ladles Ifve and breathe, with no other
Idea in their diseased minds than the obtain
ing of a husband, by fair means or foul.
Her reasoning, bowever, proved that tbe
young gentlemen are just as of ten as deceitful
in securing the choice of their hearts as the
young ladles. Poverty, she thought, in the
present condition of the world, a pall bearer to
marital happiness, for people are not Inclined
Henry Ward Beecher-wards, with few excep
tions. She thought it would be bard to find a
conple nowadays who would be willing to
commence life in tbe bumble manner in which
tho great Henry Ward and his plucky little
bride did.
Co-Education a Remedy.
As a remedy for these evils she suggested co
education, which would bring tbe sexes Into a
free, open, healthy, cood fellowship with each
other, and a mora practical and less senti-
-mental view of life would be taken, as a conse
quence xewer unhappy marriages would be
made. Mrs. Taylor further remarked that
mere were proportionately just as many fail
ures in single as double life, and said that mar
riage was a divine creation that should be ob
served in tbe extreme.
Mrs. Dr. Sara Rutan commenced expound
ing her views in tbe following happy, interest-
iu6 jin; my wormy coueagus nas taken
a qua Bed affirmative front to this subject, I
shall be forced for want of antagonists and by
choice to nnsbeath my sword and climb upon
the negative back of the topic, and in the
candle right of revelation and the electric light
of observation to deny that marriace. bona,
fide, is ever a failure."
"Marriage bona fide is not a failure, civil
contracts sometimes are. Marriage is a sacra
ment something entered Into with an oath,
that possesses unity and indissolubility. It
is a path in which tbe steps are all one way."
J is. tho lady said, the highest attribute of
Qod. His goodness, peace, mercy, truth and
justice having failed, He subdued and con
trolled the earth and redeemed to Himself a,
peoplejby holy matrimony. Business contracts
of marriage relations need not be failures,
either, if each partner win concede something
to each other. Woman is forever fondly re-'
membering that she was given to be with nun
in paradise, hut forgett that she was expelled
to he with him in exile; or, not satis fled with
tbe paradise he is able to build for her. she
strikes out to build one for herself, and loses
tbe one in which she might have reveled.
ut ir women owe a duty in preventing the
failures, so do men, for they are like
to each other as the bark and
branches of trees. The lady mentioned
briefly the great number of divorce suits con
tinually being eranted in our country, and said
thata great manyyeople rushed into divorce
courts because of some defect in themselves
tbey do not see, or some flaw in others they
overmuch see.
Social Ambition a Cause.
Dr. Rutan thought that at the last day, when
all tbe innermost secre would be made pub
lic, that social ambition would probably be the
cause of as many ruined lives as alcohol, which
would surprise those who talked so learnedly
auout uiu naa ens curse, uonnnuing, sue said
that tho old role by Bodger was too often for
gotten: "That a woman enters her husband's
homo to be its light changing with brightness
what an before was night: a guardian angel
o'er bis life presiding, doubling his pleasures
and his cares dividing; winning him back when
mingling in the throng of a gay world we have
allowed too Jong to f urnhh pleasure and do
mestic ease, hlest with that charm tbe cer
tainty to please. For, ob, the true rule is that
a true wife in her" hnsband's home Is hi3 serv
ant It is in his heart sheis queen. "
At tbe conclusion of the last paper the presi
dent, jura, waae, imormea tne una that the
question was open for discussion. The opin
ion seemed to be almost unanimous that there
was no failure in marriage proper, but an inter
esting dis cussion was Indulged in regarding the
concluding lines of Dr. Rutan's paper, which
some ot the ladies -took exceptions to.
Mrs. Wade, in her own Inimitable manner, in
formed the company she did not behove that
woman should be a doormat for the conven
ience of her husband, and she defied Sr. Paul
and bis teachings about women, said she be
lieved St Faul was jilted by some fair maiden
and per consequenco his bitterness. She gave
Milton all due reverence as an intellectual
man, but snapped her fingers at his opinions
about woman,and believes in an equal partner
ship between husband and wife. She quoted
Gladstone in that his GO years married happi
ness was due to the fact that when Mrs. Glad
stone was very much in earnest be always con
ceded, and wbenhe was very much ia earnest
Mrs. Gladstone always conceded. Tbe ladies
were divided in their opinions regarding that
subject, but the majority of them believed as
their worthy .president did.
No Substitute Fonnd.
Returning to tbe subject ot ma Triage the
Secretary, Mrs. Dr. Ramsey, scored a good
point when she queried what would or could
take the place of the family relations, and she
affirmedtbat all the most tender and better
thoughts of a buman being were bom through
family ties, and she pictured in a realistic
manner the forlorn, aimless creature that
would go wandering through the world all by
himself if marriage were abolished, which it
certainly should be if proven a failure. ,
Several bright single ladles in the room
afforded much -amusement when called upon
to express their views, one by saying marriage
had most certainly been a fallnre in her case;
another begged to be excused from expressing
her opinion until she bad personal experience,
while tbe third declared she preferred knowing
by proxy as it was her determination never to
risk a partnership that might result m bank
ruptcy. iter marriage uau ueen e us a a very in
teresting paper was us neo. to Dy tee ciun
which the Treasurer, Mrs. Prentiss, hadpre-
Eared. An accidental discovery of her hns
and's diary written during the time of the ex
cursion of tbe American Microscopical Society
last August gave the club members the rare
treat tbey enjoyed, as the lady had taken the
points contained in the book, and enlarged
upon them i a charming manner, thus afford
ing a very interesting and instructive article.
Mrs. Prentiss bad with her a starfish with
wbicb to illustrate certain points in her lecture,
and after the meeting adjourned the members
all surveyed and investigated the peculiarities
of tbe starfish with the aid of a powerful glass
provided by the same lady. The next meeting
of the Woman's Club will be a business meet
ing, and Will to held the first Tuesday in Jan
Some Sax Influenza Is Common Here,
Others Bar 'Not,
Dr. C. C. Wiley said yesterday: There is a
treat deal of nasal trouble in this city at pres
ent It might be ealle d influenza. It is proba
Mr ranspritivrha chantreable weather.altnonch
tb o exact cause Is not certainly known. Nearly
all tbe physicians have many cases."
Dr.W.X. -English, tho specialist on throat
diseases, when asked If any cases ot Influenza
had come within his knowledee.Teplied that he
had not heard of any in the city.
Qnny Arrayed far Battle.
From the Boston Herald. 3
A Washington correspondent calls attention
to the fact thatnohody ever saw Matthew Stan
ley Quay in a swallowtail coat He prefers his
shir ts leeres and a mailed hand.
Are you drifting. Wend and Brother,
Down life's dark and turbid stream;
So e tunes slower, sometimes faster.
Yet still drtlng with the stream?
Is the river aouiet its shallow,
Then again both 'deep and wide?
Do yon and too elf still drift c,
Always drlfn; with the tide
Do you sometimes fight against It
Pulling with such might and mala
That your oars are snapped asunder,
Broken by tbe mighty stralnf
Do yon ever grow -Uheariened,
Feeling that your work is valnT
Sometimes wUh the voyas e was over,
And the restful harbor sslaedr
Don't despair, but st-lpath onward,
Oawsro, till llfe'svoyage "IS roq
,a.wrrrneWi rvrriaii i si,
'.'. X ar So rr Goa's will be So-
Hold for srlcy and I reeay.
NkwYobk, December 17. Four years ago
Theodore CL Jourdan, then 23 years old, ma Tried
Henrietta F. Baden, a widow of 60, witt tason
ten years older than ber new has band. Jourdan
remained true to her tut be had wheedled 18,000
out of her purse. Then he deserted her and
fled to Coney Island. One evening last August
he met on the beach a young woman whom la
years before he had promised to marry In
England. Ha had stolen all her money and
abandoned her without a word. Shertcognlz ed
him andf Tightened him by her threats into
marrying her tbe next day. At the end of the
season she came to New York and lived with
htm on tbe Wests ide. Mrs. Jourdan No. 1 got
on his trail and landed him in jail last night.
To-day Jourdan was held for trial for bigamy
and larceny.
Not an Internal Machine.
The explosion of a heavy wooden box on the
Savannah Line pier to-day, caused tremendous
excitement all along the adjoining water front
.Everyone thought an infernal machine had
gone off, and ran like mad till he had got at
least two blocks away from the sizzling, blaz
ing object Some one turned in a fire alarm,
and in a few minutes four engines, two hook
and ladder companies, and a dozen policemen
were on hand. By that time the fragments of
the suspected box were smoldering quietly.
Two longshoremen plucked up courage enough
to make an investigation. Tbey found that the
box had contained no Infernal machine at all,
but a lot of fireworks , tbe remnants of which
lay scattered about the pier.
A Rccnlnr Death Trap.
A policeman saw flames burst from the sixth
story window of a big business building at 63
Idridge street early this morning. He turned
in a fire alarm, knocked on tho doors and
shouted "fire" with all his might There were
six men in the building a watchman of a He
brew synagogue on the second floor, two ap
prentices in a uors shop on the fourth floor,
and Abraham Wisoivat, Solomon lley and
Harris lias, shoemakers, in tbe loft All the
men heard the policeman's shouts. The watch
man and the tailors' apprentices got down to
the street in their nlghtclothes. The three men
in tbe loft, however, were met by fire at the
head of the stall s and driven back. Before they
could decide what to do the flames made a fiery
barrier between them and their only means of
rescue, the Are escape. They dashed through
the Are and threw themselves against the win
dows. In the brief encounter they had been
scorched and burned. Only one at a time could
go through the hole in the iron balcony. The
last man was half dead when the fourth story
windows were passed. At the se cond story the
iron ladder was not down. Three moaning,
blackened men In smoking rags sat on the fire
escape until tbe fireman ran up laddsrs and res
cued them, lley and lias were so badly
burned all over the body that they will proba
bly die. Wisoivat will recover. The fire was ex
tinguished half an hour after. Its origin is un
known. ,
Why a Mexican Journal Was Is tho Pan
American Congress to Idjourc
From the Financier, City of Aleilco.l
Recently, when the Pan-American delegates,
in the course of their peregrinations about the
United States, reached Philadelphia, they were
invited to Mr. Wana maker's tremendous retail
shop I for this announcement no charge will be
made. Mr. Wanamaker was there to receive
his guests iwe wonder he did not sell them at
least a paper of pins, and caused them to be
presented with "an elegantly bound and em
bossed souvenir in the shape of a booki con
taining a triumph of advertising audi city.
Postmasters General are not expected "to
drum up trade" for their private mercantile
But our story would not be complete did we
fail to mention the fact that Mr. W. E. Curtis.
the authorized acentof the DeDartment of
State of Washington, who accompanied the
Pan-American victims on their tour throuch
-, - ,.-, . .
uiunu- wine v uo, ign.y spins ox tne
immortal Bunt I How these poor Pan-America
s were i 1 1 ed. exploited, and humbogge
.Next wo shall learn that the soap used to share
these guileless La tin Americana was the Yankee
shaving soap, IS cents a cake: that their shoes
have been blacked with Mason's lustrous pol
ish, and that they clean the teeth with Mr.
-.r '-- rtw .,. .Z7 - IZ
yon's tooth tablets l
Per haps before thev return to their distant
homes the great Jay Gould will sell them ele
vated railway shares and Mr. Rockefeller per.
suade them to try a little flier in Standard Oil.
or tbe gigantic trusts will induce tbem to take
shares on behalf of their respective Govern
ments. A prompt adjournment will save these
imperiled mep from the wiles ot tbe insidious
Wanamaker-, California wine merchants, tooth
powder men, shaving soap makers, etc.
What an Eagllsh Minister Thinks of the
Present Situation.
From the Philadelphia Press. 1
The following letter was received by Thomas
Walter, of this city, from Ber. Charles each.
F. G. 8., pastor Queen's Park Congregational
Church, London. England, who visited this
country last summer:
Home Bale holds the field all along the line;
there is a settled conviction that the next election
-will settle It. Tbe Tories are playing a game of
"waiting: against the life of an
old man
man, in the vain
f to heaven before
hope that if they can see him off to heaven before
tbe general election,
nower. place and pay.
tbey may creep back to
They are living In a tool's paradise. The bye
elections tell their own tale. It will be a great
loss to humanity when the Grand Old Man is
taken home, but Home Kule cannot be shelved.
It bas seized the .English democracy and must
come. Scotland and Wales have many pressing
questions, bnt tbey are now alive to the fact that
even for them Irish Home BnleK the most im
portant question, as it blocks the way.
First Shipments of ike New Crop From
New Orleans.
Tbe steamer Rainbow, which arrived from
Cincinnati Monday morning, and the steamer
Andes, which arrived yesterday morning,
brought 700 barrels of molasses from New Or
leans, and the great rows ot barrels occupy a
prominent part of tbe wharf. This is the first
consignment of molasses Bent here this season,
and is of the new make. The Andes left yester
day afternoon with a good load of freight The
Hudson will be here this morning. The steam
boat Lizzie Bay departed yesterday afternoon
for tbe Kanawha river.
Quay's Pension Bill BoII
Washinqton, December 17. Senator Tnr
ple, from the Committee on Pensions, to-day
made a favorable report on Senator Quay's
bill, fixing at $72 per month the pension to be
granted all persons who are or who may be
come totally helpless from Injuries received or
diseases contracted while in the military or
saral service of tbe United States.
The citizens of East Bradford township,
Chester county, are stirred up by the unearthly
cries of a wild animal that Is roaming the fields
and woods of tbat part ot tbe county at night.
Tbe farmers and their families are awakened
In the middle of the night by cries that curdle
their blood, and none are so brave as to bunt
the animal. It Is supposed to be a wildcat.
A B 3TDZtt of Canton, O., received a note
from a friend, residing at a country station a
few miles distant, stating that if he would send
f him a box he would ship a nice pig is a present
The Cantonian sent the box and received a fat
pig, which died a few hours later. Now ha
finds out that the donor knew the pig had the
cholera and took this method of getting rid of
it to avoid the expe le of burying it
X WnxiA-SPOBT child swallowed a toy
whistle last week and bas not been able to take
any solid food since. r
Lizzie, a polar bear in the Cincinnati Zoo
logical gardens, has lately given birth to twins.
The cubs are about tbe size of full grown rat
It is four weeks beforo the young of the polar
bear species open their eyes and fully six weeks
before ley ventaro out of their den. In their
native ba ants the mother remains with her
young until spring; when, emaciated and
scarcely able to walk, she crawls out
A Sir PnrtAn uia man who went
West and became a faro gambler, accumulated
a fortune of to00,0, but play ed rashly and lost
It alL He is now Insane In the county in
firmary. A WT TJtneXr W-Ta,, smb set IS snares
fa his tssriMand tiM ftnt.-tBt caosht.13
MsaaJo$0Hs, .t 3SL
The hear which 'Squire Schlogg shot
near Bridgeport, N.j.,a few days ago gave
about 80 families their first taste of bear meat,
and furnished a nice rug for the 'Squire's
daughter Susie.
In New York there is already a
"World's Fair Cigar Store" on the West Side,
and a Bowery establishment has for some time
bad the sign, in letters two feet lone. "World's
Fair of 189-4 Temporary Site.
A newspaper in California relates that,
after the recent rainstorm, many people of
Angles Camp. Calaveras county got money
enough for their Thanksgiving dinners by
picking up guldinhe streets ana in tbe shallow
streams. - i
Brown, the mind reader, is to be used as
a witness at Ashland, Wis., in defense of a
cashier who Is charged with being implicated m
a robbery, tbe specialty of Brown being tot
prove that any mind reader could secure tho
"combination" of the safe.
Alfred N, Haxzard, 73 years old, turned
op in New Haven recently, much to the sur
prise of his son, Alfred N. Hazzard. Mr. Hax
zard deserted his family In Western Tor
State 40 years ago, and after wandering about
in the West has become wealthy and returned
to his son. Ashe put it, he has come home to
At the Indian cemetery on Indian Hill,
near Portland, Conn, tbe other day. JohnB.
Lewis dug up a redman whose grave was liber
ally provided with culinary utensUS. There
were several bottles, an iron kettle with a cop
par ladle, a brass kettle and two Dutch mugs.
The human remains, which were a skull and a
dozen very fine teeth, were evidently those of
a great chief; but what business the Datcn
mugs had In the grave is a mystery to every
A rustic couple from Waldoboro (Me.),
visited a JostJee of tbe Peace in an adjoining
town for the purpose of being united in the
bonds of matrimony. The bride being some
what bashful, objected to going into the pres
ence of the justice unannounced, and was con
cealed in tbe bushes by the roadside while the
groom called at the bouse and arranged to gits
the justice a bushel of potatoes to marry then
Then be went to the door and called: "Coma
ont de alders, trade's all made!" and the brida
stood forth In all ber finery.
The friends of Mrs. A.JE. Bose gave
her a surprise party at her home, in Cincinnati
the other evening. They intended to have a
jolly time, but the result was unfortunately
serious The occasion was the birthday of Mrs.
Rose. She was In a back room when her friends
were admitted to the parlor by theservant gtiL
The latter called Mrs. Rosa to go to the parlor.
She did sot As she ODened the door the band
of music with her friends suddenly struck up
"White Wings." The lady was so completely
surprised that she gave a shriek and fell over
In a fainting fit and was unconscious for about
two hours.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has de
cided that tbe courts ot the State shall not be
regulated by standard time. A verdict was
rendered in the Superior Court of Cobb county
just before 12 o'clock Saturday night, accord
ing to railroad standard time, by which time)
the judge at the beginning of court announced
that he would be guided. By the sun it was
some time after o'clock. The judge of the
Superior Court received tbe verdict, and held
that it was proper. The Supreme Court hold
that the sun time Is the proper guide for
courts, but tho fact that the verdict was
brought in on Sunday does not render it Illegal.
Stephen Eigabroadt, of Depanville, N.
T., Is the owner of a fine maltese cat that is un
usually intelligent, and bas developed to a re
markable degree traits that are seldom found
in the eat family. Tbe most popular thing
about this particular Thomas is his love for a
gun, a love which began to manifest itself
about three years ago. The cat first bsgan to
follow bis owner to the woods and fields in
search of birds, and Mr. Eigabroadt noticing
his liking for the sport took some pains to de
velop the hunting instinct and make Tommy
useful. The cat was easily taugntand a few
lessons sufficed to make him a trustworthy rs
triover. Even the much -despised traraphasoftea
more honor than he's given credit for, as wit
ness the following- from New Jersey: "Four
teen years ago a tramp knocked at the door of
Daniel Palmer, m South Orange township.
1 Essex county, and asked for a hat. Bymista ks
I one of tbe daughters gave him her father's best
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received. Ittle thought was" afterward eiventn
the matter until a few mornings ago, when a
clean, new hat box was fonnd on the front,
porch. It contained a newsIIK hit. and to en
planatlon within os a slip of paper: To replace
your father's best silk hat, tak enby me H years
-a.' "
Every newspaper in Bochester, ". Y.,
was an unconscious party to a unique, if not
clover, swindle perpetrated Wednesday. A
harrowing story was printed giving the particu
lars of a fatal railway accident, alleged to have
occurred at the Piatt street crossing of the
New York Central Railway, by which a man
named St Clair, having a wife and several
young children dependent Upon him, bad lost
his life. It has now been clearly demonstrated
that no such accident occurred.no such man as
St Clair, with a wife and family, lived at the
address given, and that the story had been cir
culated by one John Walsb.who bad announced
himself as a personal friend of St Clair, and
bad taken in over 110O as subscriptions to aid
St Clair's "starring widow and children."
One of the best shooting territories in
this country east of the Rocky Mountains is
found in and near the Okifl nokee Swamp,
which covers a large area in Chariton, Ware
and Clinch counties, Ueorg , and Baker
county, Florida. It includes numerous lakes,
the haunt of wild fowl, and forosts of timber,
tbe abode of large and small game in great
profusion, Tbe sportsmen wbo go there should
equip themselves with heavy leather thigh
boots as a protection against the attacks of
moccasins and rattlesnakes. From the abund
ance of gams found in tbe Okiflnokee, these.
It would appear, are the most effective form of
game warden. A point so easily accessible by
rail has retained its probflcn ess as a game
preserve only through the terror with which
the average man regards a venomous snake.
Among recent United States runaways
there has arrived at Montreal a verdant farmer
from near Hartford, Conn., who was frightened
away from his home by the statement of a
fortune teller that he bad enemies wbo were
seeking his ruin. The farmer, wbo was at one
Mvm , YturA fts-lntr 1 tStfj rt4) .. hl -.-
r ment until be imagined he was being shadowed
dv an enemy wno wantea muraer nun. Jf nt
tfn g a few things into a hand bag he bought 'a
ticket for Montreal, and arrived here a few
days ago with a few cents in his pockets and a
watch. The latter article was valuable, but an
obliging stranger let him have Soon it, and gave
neither receipt nor address. The farmer, after
a good night's sleep at a hotel, called on Mr.
W. S. Walker, advocate, for advice. Mr. Wal
ker notified the farmer's Hartford friends, and
learned that his strange client's account of
himself was strictly true. The farmer is still
In Montreal.
A brash between two artists may not end
in a dtaw, but it certainly begins with one.
Although a runes is worth only half a
dollar also of rupees is to ba preferred to a lack
of dollars.
Ycllowly There is something pioud look
lng abont circus posters, isn't there?
Brownly There Is something flaming abont
them, bnt I don't see where the pride comes In.
Y. Well, they always look to me as if they wre
stuck up.
The speaker rose and looked around,
Around tbe andlsnc looked be,
And.be was startled when be round
Tbe house as full ss it could be.
Another Tnt. Jobson What axe yoa
busy with nowz
Jepson I'm baggage m aster on the X. 7. Ball
road. What are you doing;
Job. I've got Into the trunk manufacturing
Jep.-Hsl Let us form a combination.
Interior Furnishing. Smith Hullo,
Jones! Uotanyth lngtodoyet? If I recollect aright
yon were oat of employment,
Jones Yes. I got a very good Jobi lamm anu
factiriDf material for interiors,
a.-Ahl Art decoration?
J No; I've turned cook.
First lady I've seen the divided skirt.
Second lady I don't see bow you coald whea
you haven't been at the boose since I got the idea
Into my head.
F. -.-What do you mean? I refer to the reform
garment invented by is.
S. L. Oh! I thought you referred to mine. I
have jnit divided one of my a rtsto akeap
eases for the twins.
"Where is the dashing boarder who used
to be the life of the table when I was here before, :
Mrs. -lvtnnore?" asked an old patron or mo
house, addressing the landlady.
"I married him," was the Quiet rerly.
"lndtcdl He was one of the iprlghtUcst fellows
I ever met always babbling over with spirits and
chock full or stories. He's awav from home, I
suppose; I haven't seen blm since I returned. , rji
"He's at home: he has never been away.' ,j -
'Indcedl Where U be. tnent" .
i "He's la the kitchen washing dlshes."c. $
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