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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 18891
A BLOW AT THE LOBBY.
Who has a good word to say publicly and
in honesty for the lobbyist? No one. Sen
ator Butler, of South Carolina, bad not the
liardihood to defend lobbying, though he
threw cold water on the effort made in the
Senate yesterday to investigate a part of
the lobby's work. But the Senate had a
- virtuous fit yesterday, and it passed Senator
Chandler's resolution calling for an inquiry.
onto the lobby which has undertaken to get
niili increasing the pay of naval officers
The debate on this motion was decidedly
interesting. Senator Chandler as an ex
Secretary of the Navy may be presumed to
know what is for the good of the officers in
that department. He does not say that an
increase of pay would do those officers harm,
, hut he very plainly states that a lobby
which demands from those officers a retain
ing fee of 55 apiece and a contract to hand
over 10 per cent of the increase in pay if
Tirocured -deserves to be paralyzed by the
light of publicity. "We must say that we
agree with Senator Chandler. The lobby
is badly scotched now; investigation will
At the same time Senator Butler's sug
gestion that there are other lobbies, and in
the last dozen years there have been any
number of them which have no more right
to existence than this one which Faymaste!
Cowie and Attorney John H. Thomas are
conducting. The whole network of lobby
ing which surrounds the Capitol at Wash
ington, and which leaves its impress each
Year on the legislation of Congress, and
which is responsible for killing many good
laws these iniquitous combinations of men
who occupy a mysterious station and live
remarkably comfortably, though, as Senator
Xngalls said yesterday, "they toil not,
xteither do they spin," apparently, ought to
be swept away. But we fear Congress, in
xteither branch, has not yet reached the pitch
of moral courage which would impel them
to such a wholesale reform. For the present
it is good to hear that several Senators have
openly declared their opposition, to lob
lyism. CHRISTMAS WEATHER.
What will become of the traditions of St.
Nick if this sort of weather keep up for a
few days longer? Yesterday was bright and
balmy as though it were early spring, not
midwinter. The remarkable season when
,New Tear's Day witnessed a numerously at
tended pic-nic at one of the groves in the
East Liberty suburb is so far rivaled, if not
surpassed, in extraordinary mildness.
Whatever fancies people have for the
traditional however much they love to talk
ot the good old days when at Christmas the
enow covered the earth like a mantle, and
sleigh-bells rang out upon frosty air, and
Kris Kringle was furnished to hand with
the properties and scenic accessories for his
stormy night ride among the chimnev-tops,
it still remains that the present weather is
the more delightful of the two varieties.
There is of course, the frequent objection that
'it brings sickness; bet that has never been
clearly proved. The bright, cheerful and
moderately warm air, doubtless, does tempt
people in some cases to carelessness which
results in danger to health but it is not fair
to blame the weather for that.
To the thousands who throng our streets
' .and stores, en shopping bent, the dispensa
tion of blue skies, balmy atmosphere and
genial sunshine, is a blessed boon.
AH TOHECESSABY EFF0BT.
The characteristic and purpose of the
Glass Trust or combination, which is located
. this time in New York, is declared to be
"not to raise prices or to lower wages but to
regulate both in the interest of the capitalist,
the laborer and the consumer."
This is the very general purpose of -trusts
1 nowadays. None of them would raise
Tirices at least unduly and all of them are
intended to deal out exact justice as between
.capitalist, laborer and consumer if we
swallow their professions. But the fact re
mains that the laborer and consumer, are
never represented in the trust and if he
latter does not give the capitalist an in
creased share of the production its certifi
cates presently take a tumble and the trust
goes to pieces. The Cottonseed Oil Trust
was not raising prices unduly according to
its views; but since it proved unable to
choke off competition cottonseed oil has de
clined to a little over half the former prices
and to fall back on an old adage "the trust
The idea of a trust to regulate prices and
wages In the interest of the capitalist, the
laborer and the- consumer" is especially
Unique, inasmuch as that is just what is
done nnder the competition which it is the
object of a combination to prevent Under
competition if capital gains higher profits
than capital elsewhere can, other capital
flows in to take its place; if laborgets higher
wages, other laborers learn the trade, or if
the consumers get lower prices in propor
tion to the real cost of production, increased
demand follows and sustains prices. ' The
opposite result follows the opposite cause;
with the result that the truest distribution
of the rewards of industry is always secured
jandcr free competition. To propose to ac
complish this result by combination is like
proposing to abolish the force of gravitation
in order to be sure that the water will seek
its own level.
The glass combina'tion which is probably
apocryphal, so far as New York is concerned,
would if successful only amount to a 'pre-'
raium.on putting up new glass factories.
But as to combinations in general, it
is worth while to remember that they are
organized by capital for the sole purpose of
increasing the share which that capital gets-
out of the returns of industry.
WOETHY OF THKIK BEST EETOBTS.
The Americns Club has done well in
taking up the ship ' canal project, and the
political clubs of the fetate, Bepnblican and
Democratic cannot do better than by fol
lowing! the example. Politics, is not wholly
the science of office getting. It is well to
remember .that, and. 'particularly well for
the young and active men who join political
clubs with a creditable smelties'to hive a'
part in shaping publics asjslrs. The devel
opment of the resources of the eei tenuities
to which they belong by enterprising, pro
gressive policy Is a proper function for their
best mental activities. They will'deserve
better of the public by giving due import
ance to objects coming nnder this head than
by devoting themselves wholly to further
ing the interests of leaders or being con
cerned merely in the distribution of office.
"What is true of the political clubs is
equally true of the leaders of State and na
tional fame and influence. "When the
remembranceof the ordinary victories or de
feats incident to the management and to the
conflict of parties shall have passed away it
would be with lasting pride that they might
point to some great work undertaken and
accomplished by their efforts, whose benefits
would be felt by the people for generations
The ship canal from Lake Brie to the
Ohio is a project which bears just such rela
tion in its importance toWestern, Northern,
and Middle Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio
in fact, to all the territory which has this
city for its industrial center. It is not a
partisan question, nor is it the hobby of any
one leader at present; but it is an enterprise
big and, vast enough in. its beneficial conse
quences to win immense and lasting credit
for the party and for the leaders who carry
it through. There is room for everyone in
the work. By a long pull, a strong pull and
a pull altogether, the canal will be built
Nothing will give greater satisfaction to the
people than to see Sanators Quay and Cam
eron, Congressmen Bayne and Daltell, and
every other Congressman and politician ot
ability and influence in the State, giving
harmoniously their most determined efforts
to make the programme a success.
The signs of interest and appreciation so
far are deeply gratifying. "Whenever the
men in politics take hold of the matter with
the spirit which they infuse into their other
political engagements, the canal will be pro
vided for. They have the power; and when
they move, they will have also the backing
of all the business interests.
?AXni IN KOBTHTJHBEBLAKD.
Id one section of this State a very dis-
tressing result of the open winter is appa
rent The coal mines in Northumberland
county are closeifdown, owing to the slack
demand for coal, and thousands of miners,
are out of work. The trouble is unhappily
very likely to extend and to be brought
nearer home to Pittsburg. The open winter
which was a blessing to the poor in our
great cities last year began to work the im
poverishment of the coal miners, and the
Repetition of the same unusual climatic con
ditions this year promises to complete their
The situation in the coal mining district
of Northumberland, as "represented by The
Dispatch's correspondent, is very piteous
and not wanting in dangerous features.
The starving families of the miners out of
work are in desperate straits, and the fact
that so many of the most ignorant and law
less class of immigrants are among the suf
ferers renders a violent outbreak likely!
Substantial assistance should be rendered
to the starring at once. It ought not to be
said that at a time when Pennsylvania is
enjoying a wonderful prosperity she will
permit anyone within ber borders to die of
We notice that many of the Hungarian
an d Italian miners have returned to their
native lands. For their own sakes, and the
sake of laboring men in general, it would
have been better if they had never left home.
A-POUCTMAFS WHOLE" "DUTY.
The other day, an English judge, Mr.
Justice Wills, said from the bench: "The
police ought to be as keen to protect inno
cent persons as to attack the possibly
guilty." This is no new thing; it is one of
the primal truths that is so old that a good
many people have forgotten it Do police
men in general keep it in mind? We fear
they do not It is not the custom, officially
to impress the policeman with the necessity
of protecting the innocent He is told to
watch a certain district; to keep malefactors
from committing crime and to capture, those
who break the law. A premium is pnt
upom this part of his duty. The policeman
who makes the most arrests, and has the
most cases, is officially adjudged to b the
best officer. But very seldom do his superior
officers tell him to protect the innocent
The innocent are not commended to the
The result of this system is that the odd
spectacle of a policeman bewailing the
escape of an innocent man is sometimes
presented. Every time a policeman makes
an arrest he .is went to consider it his dnty
to prove his prisoner guilty. If the evi
dence is open to reasonable doubt and the
prisoner is discharged, we are afraid, the ar
resting officer usually feels that he has
suffered a defeat , He has not in reality,
unless bis arrest of the acquitted man has
been malicious or unnecessary.
The practice of computing a policeman's
efficiency by the number of arrests he makes
or cases he carries to court is not righteous.
It is distinctly subversive of the proper
comprehension of duty in the policeman.
When will it be abolished?
COHSTTLAB HUMOB EUPPEESSED.
We protest, and we are sure the whole
country will protest, against Congressman
Turner's curtailing the supply of our
national humorous literature. Mr. Turner
comes from Kansas, bnt he mnst not go too
far. Some time ago he procured the ap
pointment of a relative, B. W. Turner, to
the Consulate at Cadiz, -and the Senate con
firmed it yesterday. The act of Congress
man Turner of which we complain con
sisted in procuring the suppression of his
namesake's first Consulate, report from
Cadix. This act, as he acknowledged, de
prived the whole country of seTeral hearty
It appears that Consul Turner carried bis
Kansas habit of plain speech with him to
Cadiz. That ancient and famous seaport of
Spain, and the descendants of the Phoeni
cians and Castilians, the merchants who
opened up the first trade with America, and
other ancestors renowned in song and story,
struck him as being more pictnrosque than
cleanly. He said so in his report to the
State Department, and a good many other
things more truthful than polite,
more humorous than diplomatic. There
have been Consuls before ' who re
lieved the tedium of trade statistics
and humdrum routine with excursions into
criticism and anecdote. Their contribu
tions to the great white paper spoiling es
tablishment, the Government Printing
Office, have been a source of joy to the plain
folk nt home who have not the "pull" to eo
abroad at the nation's expense. Prom the
meager description of 'Consul Turner's re
port we should imagine that it would have
been a formidable rival lor pure, babbling
fnn, of Mark Twain's latest book. And
yet Congressman Tarner qmletlyand jelfish-j
iy roos iue country oi this lsaaease treat
JWe appeal to Secretary BMae to .protect
- .- - ' i- r .g -to-.!
and foster the :Mtee4wee-f his de
The Pittsburg police authorities have a
romancer on their hands aaeVdont know what
to do about it. The heroine, Who baa left ber
husband, defends her course, on the ground
that He is uneducated, while she is an'accom
plished linguist. She was "probably tired of a
man who was unable to appreciate ber avowals
of affection when uttered la Greek and Latin.
John Gbass, a Sioux Indian, one of fifty
who had audience with President Harrison-ln
the White House yesterday, told Mr. Harrisonvj
that ms was not a scarping visit nut a friendly
call. That must hare relieved, the President
Immensely, for most ot his callers are looking
for scalps these days.
The champion inventor, Mr. Keely, of
Philadelphia, has obtained the usual extension
of time for the production of hi motor.-. His
latest discovery is a "provisional engine,"
which stockholders in the Keely company do
not don ot trill be .a Success. Mr, Keely's gall
is the greatest engine for setting provisions
that is "provisional" ever found.
A PtttTit)buhta "newspaper wants' to
know if "hell is a place." Philadelphia is a
place in summer, which is often compared to
the locality about which the inquiry Is now
Ode esteemed cotemporary, the New York
TForfd, is in error when it cays that "the Pan
American delegates have learned nothing
about our manufacturing capacity which 'they
might not have learned without coming hither
at all. They could not hare gained or grasped
a proper idea of Pittsburg's manufactures
without seeing them.
The Philadelphia .Record thinks the com
ing influenza should be able to gag the "speakV
easles" here. No influenza is likely to make
low or easy speaking fashionable.
Ocean burials are now being advocated
In New York on sanitary and economic grounds.
Its strongest argument to Gothamttes will be
in the probability that when great men are
buried in the sea there will be no appeals for
funds to erect monuments over their ashes.
Bat. perhaps, New Yorkers' like to pay for
monuments. , g
Congressman Dalzell's remark,
"Let it rest!" is 'the best way of disposing
of the postotneo controversy. ,
One thing is pretty certain sfbeut James
B. Allen, who committed suicide at Merchant
rille the other Bay because a servant girl de-'
cllned to lore him. Mr. Allen was a vain man
or he would not hare added to his signature in
his farewell note to the implacable fair, "form
erly assistant mall deliverer, Washington, b.C"
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
Becrstabt and Mis. Elaine returned to
"Washington yesterday afternoon from New
Miss Jane Fuixkb, daughter of Chief
Justice Fuller, has been elected President of
one of the prettiest little charities of the capi
tal city. It is the Children's ChristmastClub.
A numbee of prominent English writers are
gathering literary materjals in remote locali
ties. BIjlerHaggard has gone to Asia Minor,
Robert Louis Stevenson Is in the BouthSeas,
and Sir Ed win Arnold is between here and
Patzt has become very much disgusted with
Chicago on various accounts. One other chief
grievances Is that the critics there pay more
attention to her hair than to her voice, and her
"voice is giving war, owing to the horrible coal
De. Oliver Wendell Holmes- will not
f ollow Jn the footsteps of Tennyson and Brown
ing and publish a volnme of poems in his old
age. He has not given up his literary pur
suits, but it is said that he nbw destroys what
ever he writes. This is modest but not wise.
His muse is st)ll young, whatever may be his
Hadji HassedtEhoolv KAq.late Per
sian Minister to this country, -returned to-Teheran
with the "Shah. The latter 'was anxious
to hare Hassein return to Washington,' bnt the
sensitive victim of American humor boldly re
f ashed to obey the behest of the'Klng ot Kings.
This country Is now pegging along without a
HARRISON AND THE BEATES.
The President Called on br Fifty Slonx
Indian on a Peaceful Sllulon,
Washthotoit, December 19. The President
gave a reception this afternoon to -the delega
tion" of Sioux Indians now on a visit to the city.
There were about 60 of them present in charge
of Messrs. Foster. Warner and Crook, of the
Sioux Comnlission. The reception was held in
the Bast Boom, and was witnessed by Mrs.
Harrison, Mrs. McKee, Dr. Scott, Postmaster
General Wanamaker and others. Senator
Warner presented the Indians, saying that it
was merely a social call, the Indians wishing to.
show the Great Father what manner of men'
they were. He then introducecKJohn Grass, of
Standing Bock agency, who made a good
natured speech to the President in the course
of which he remarked, with quiet humor, that
this was cot a scalping visit, but merely a
friendly call. His tribe, he said, had never
been visited by such a good commission, so
readv and willlnz to point out matters to the
Indians. His people would like, among other L
things, a Dounaary line ior tneir reservation,
and better schools for their children.
Another Indian, American Horse, also made
an address, after which tbo President spoke to
the delegation, through, an interpreter, as fol
lows: 1 am glad to meet so many representatives of
the Sioux nation. A few years ago, while a mem
ber of a (Senate committee. 1 visited your reser
vation and saw your homes and farms. 1 want to
assure you 1 have a itneere Interest In the
welfare ofyourpeople. your true Interest Is in the
direction or legislation 'to settle you on farms of
yonr own. It is the'policy of the .Government to
give to your children the advantages of schools,
which you hare not had. I will read with pleas
ure the report of tbe commission, and It will give
me still greater pleasure to aid them In securing
from Congress those laws that are necessary to
meet tbe suggestions made by the commissioners.
Ton must remember that I do not make laws.
Congress does that I have no doubt however.
that our friends in Congress will be disposed to.
ao wa u UDerai ana jasc to (nose neopie wno
hare surrendered so mnch of their land to the
A TICT1M TO HEE BELIEF.
Death of a Toons; Girl Who Worked Hard
for the Salvation Armr
rericui, txlzoeam to thb si&tjLtck.i
Ottawa, December ia Tbe coffined re
mains of Minnie Shea lie in her father's house
in Hamilton awaiting burial. She was not long
ago a brightand healthy young girt She died
a martyr to what she considered to be herduty.
A year ago Miss Shea entered the Salvation
Army, and was sent as an ofScer to a small,
rough settlement near Ottawa. The army offi
cers do not receive assistance from headquar
ters; they are obliged to subsist on contribu
tions. She suffered cruel privations.
The army headquarters sent her nothing but
begging letters. She contrived to get together
enough money to buy a railway ticket; to Ham
ilton. She was already so far gone in consump
tion that she could not recover.
Shouldn't be Backward.
From the Chicago News. J
Senator Stanford has asked, tbe Government
-for a little matter of $28,000,000 to be used In
building racino coast fortifications. If the very
excellent gentleman tfrom California should
think of anything else which he may happen to
want we trust that he will not neglect to men
Once I Xnoaa-h. .
From the Philadelphia Press.
Tile German Emperor has invited Emin
Pasha to visit tbe Spree. The Emperor seems
to forget that the venturesome explorer
fractured his head during the last affair ot the
kind that he attended.
Faahlonnble to Sneesw.
From the Zanes-rllle Times Becorder.J F
Frob the looks ob tbe doses of beddy
esteebed f ellow-cltizeds it looks as though the
Kcssiadidfluedsa had struck Zadesville. It is
fashdable to edeeze. They're." do-lg it id
Cong-re CfcrtMaHM BoNday.
Washukjton-, December ML-Tb House
concurrent resolution fdr. a hoHday recess
from Saturday 'next; tiU' Mertay, .January 6.
was presented in the Seaate, to-toy. aad con
i $ s -rtr-
turned the joke on his tormentors. -
A party of lawyers "were gathered about Mr.
Watson day before yesterday, on Diamond
street. The conversation had, as usual, drifted
around to the subject of the skeleton. -
"Have you found out who he wast" said some
"Why, yes," replfedMnWatsonlooElBg very
There was a chorus of "Who was heT"
"McGlntyl" said Mr. Watson, with tears in
his voice. It was a pathetic sight, they say, to
see the gradual dissolution of the group.
'Tub poolroom on Federal street which bears
above Its door the immortal names of Morria
and Kuehno has been a great gathering place
for the friends ot the Brotherhood since the
baseball excitement began. When you get
tired of looking at the weedy youths who eter
nally play pool in Morris', your eyes may fall
upon two long- sheets of paper which hang
upon -the walls. On one sheet are the names of
the friends of the Brotherhood, and the other
sheet is set aside for the names of those who
favor the old League. ' As one would" expect,
the former is crowded with names hundreds
uyun nunarcos. nuinnrpnieama uuiwo
friends of tbe'old League should have had the
temerity to sign their names, and leave them
in solitary graqdeur to confront and defy the
At this ideal time of charity and forbear,
ance, cheeriness and turkejs, presents and
pleasant presentiments, it ssems almost bar
barons to make a complaint about anything.
The season Is one of rejoicing and making glad
the hearts of others as well as your own. But
When drrgoods merchants quietly pile their
packing cases mountains high upon the pave
ment, when the modest music dealer adds the
sidewalk to bis showrooms, when the retiring
grocer keeps pedestrians hustling to avoid
avalanches of barrels and cascades of boxes,
the public says to itself that it is bom to be
"d " anyhow in this world, and a little
more or less obstruction in the path
of life does not count As a very
small and Insignificant atom. I confess to
echoing the rest of the public's resignation.
But the line must be drawn somewhere. I
draw it at hogs dressed or undressed, and when
a man piles dead pigs over two-thirds ot a nar
row sidewalk at holiday time, when crowds
perambulate, he passes beyond the pale of
toleration. This nuisance exists or baa existed
on several days during the past week outside a
general store on Federal street, near theTort
Wayne Railroad station. The hogs must got
TXTiule the Kris Kringle myth has many
devout Juvenile bellerers In this neighbor
hood, may the harmless happy fable never-die
outt there la reason to believe that the young
ster of to-day has not much reverence for the
patron saint of the nursery at Christmas time.
A very small belle, going the rounds of the
stores downtown with her father, was taken
into one popular establishment where "a living
embodiment of Kris Kringle or Santa Clans
presided over the children's department The
nineteenth century latter-day child was not the
least surprised to see the gray-bearded genius
of her dreams. Not she! She walked up to
him, held out her tiny gloved hand for a shake,
and said: "How d'ye do, Mr. Santa ClausT
Pse sent you two letters, an I want two dolls, a
tea set, a ring for dis finger, an' some candy, in
boxes, with pictures on them, a Kis'mas tree,
an' two dolls, an" she was out of breath "an
I toltfyou the rest in the letter."
STILL ANOTHER CANDIDATE. -
John W. Bookwalter Is la the Field for
Ohio Senatorial Honor.
tSrECTU.TaXXaiAXTO THX DISrATCH.l
Columbus, O., December ,19. Captain T. C.
Ballentine, of Springfield, who was the active
lieutenant of Chairman Neal in the conduct of
the late Btate campaign for the Democrat!.
arrived in the city this evening, and with a
number of other influential Democrats, Is pre
senting the name of John W. Bookwalter for
the Senate. Their candidate Is a large maim,
faoturer and is probably worth $2,000,000. They
claim he was always opposed to the protection
Idea and was prominent in the campaign of
1878, when Tilden ran. Bookwalter was de
feated for Govarnor in 1S81 by Governor Fos
ter. His backers are urging many qualities
which they think are not represented In the
other candidates before tbe Legislature. Mr.
Bookwalter is now in New York, where he
spends a great deal ot his time.
The friends of Candidate Thomas claim
Bookwalter has teen brought out to injure his
chances, and that there is no sincerity in bis
candidacy. Calvin S. Brlce went to his home
in Lima this morning, but several ot his man
agers remain nere id are confident
FRIGHTENED TO DEATH.
A Now York Boy Die Became He Was
Afraid of Hydrophobia.
rSFSCUI. TXXXORAJLXOTBE DISrATCH.1
N&wYoee, December 19. Henry Daub, 15
years old, died at Bellerue Hospital this mom-
lngof fear of hydrophobia. Two weeks ago he
was bitten in the hand by a little doz. The'
next morning he read how a Brooklyn lad had
just died of hydrophobia. He told his mother
at once that he would die in tbe same way.
He worried day and night over the bite in his
hand. This morning- be "uddenly began to
stare wildly about him, to shout and gesticu
late, and eventually tried to throw himself
from a window.
His family and neighbors in the house caught
hold of him. Two policemen were summoned,
and it required all their strength to bind and
handcuff him. He was removed to the hos
pital, where he went into convulsions. He
died without regaining his reason. The doctors
say he bad no symptom of hydrophobia, but
was simply frightened to death. '
They Got It for Nothing.
From the Detroit Free Press.1
The reason why New York got the foreign
Influenza first is that it didn't have to raise any
fund and Chicago was not in the field against it
From the Atlanta. Constitution.: '
The 400 in New York are- anxiously waiting
for Ward McAllister to tell them when to ap
pear in puoi:o witn tne European lnnuenza.
THE VLEASDRE OF WINTER. -
In meadows where lambkins used to 'sport '
Mo sportive lambs we see;
Tbe nights are long, tbe days are short - -
And so, alas 1 are we.
At morn the rooster later crows, .
l'ald offs the yachting crew,
Again the nor', nor-easter blows, ,
The politician, too. r '
Against the pane the raindrops beat . ,y
Ihe hunter beats the wood, ' ',,. .
In cozy parlorslovers meet
And it is meet they should. -J.
And dote together there they sit
A situation grand, -J .
And while ber gentle heart goes pit- '
' A-pathe pat her band. - - -
Be smooths her silken lock! and locks . .
Her to his bosom there, ,....
And a tbe has the rocks he rocks ' '
Her in the rocking chair. ' ' i
He Is a youth of good address,
For he is dressed to woo,
And as he's there his suit to press
Her suit be presses, too. ..
To press his snit he it not slow,
As fast the moments fly, '
Sutwn'en he turns the lamp down lew '
Her color rises high. v -
To kiss her lips, those rosebudsjare, "
Bare bliss, he thinks, would be,
And he would freely kiss ber were
She with her kisses free.
Bnt In the gloom, from eight to ten," '.
From eight to ten takes' hej v t
Tbey see a well to court as when
They courted by the sea. ' .
Oh, witching hoars) oh, honeyed love!
Wad cares that summer's flowa-. c ' -"When
one beside that parlor stave . ' "".--'
Can sit and hold his owaf ';,',-
McGiWa. .tikelctaB live Hateee H the
LI' Be Let Ue Braw th Lfcw stt
iloffi An Interview Whh Hex Ctnn.
T7VEB since that skeleton was unearthed by
the workmen removing the dUf for the
Fort Wayne Railroad enlargement at Jack's
Run, Mr. A. M, Watson has been constantly
teased by his brethren at the bar. The skeleton
was found on Mr, Watson's estate, and the
query of his friends has been lately:- "Bay, Mr.
Watson, have you discovered the Identity of
your skeleton yetr"
Mr. Watson enjoys a joke better than any
man I know, even if it be on himself, and, after
laughing at tbo question daily fired at him for
a good while, be be thought him ot a reply which
Til MTOIMM C0MMTB,- - .
Aad Hi rtr la WMck Titer WM to CaMwf.
- D He Hrtsf.
Washington, December IB The smb-coa-Eilttee
or the House Election Commutes,
charged with the arrangement of the contested
election cases, completed its work this morn
ing, without much difficulty. After some dis
cussion it was agreed, that the Republicans
should select one case aad the Democrats an
other, in alternation, until all were arranged.
This course was adopted, with the following re
sulting order lor the hearing of the cases:
1. Bmlth versus Jackson, West Vlrclnlv 3. He
Ulnnl versus Alderson. Wait "Virginia. I. At
kinson versus Pendleton, West Virginia. 4.
1'eatherston versus Cate, Arkansas.' 5. Mudd
versus Oompton. .Maryland, fl.- Tbreci Terms
Clarke, Alabama. 7. Poser versns Varrett, In
diana. . 8. Eowcn versns Bachanan, Virginia, s.
Weadell versus Wise, Vlrilnla. 10. Eaton versns
Fhelan, Tennessee.' 11. McUaffle versus Tnrpln,
Alabama. 12, Chalmers versns Morgan. Alabama,
IS. Lanfcston versus Venabla Virginia. U. Mil
ler venus Elliott, Booth Carolina. 15. Hill versus
Caching's, MIiiImIddI. it. Keraaghan versus
Hooker, Mississippi. 17. Goolrlcu versus Bullock,
No order was made in the case of Baker,
versns Forman, Illinois, as this is not a contest
but simply a motion on Baker's, part to be al
lowed the expenses of the contest which he
lnagurated, and afterward abandoned upon the
recount of the vote. According to the arrange
ment the first case, Smith versus Jackson, West
virgin), w jo. oe neara January 7, ana alter
that two cases will be beard weekly for two
consecutive weeks. An intermission ot a week
will follow,and then the regular order will be
resumed. The cases are to be reported to the
House in the order in which they are heard be
fore the committee. This entire arrangement
is subject to the approval ot the full committee,
which meets to-morrow.
OBJECTS TO QUAl'S WTEEPEEEBCE.
Sir, Cnlberuon Think IJo Can Look Oat far
HI Own District.
frilOU A BTATF CORBISrOSPEST.l
Washington, December 19. Congressman
Culbertson says be is going to have Dr. James
Hays, ot Falrvlew, 'appointed to tbe Deputy
CbllectorshiD of Internal Revenue in Erie
county. It will be remembered that Mr. Cul
bertson some time ago recommended Hr. E. E.
Chambers for the appointment. Mr. Chambers
was one pf the. many Bepublicans who voted
for Mr. Scott bnt at the last election came
back to tbe Bepnblican party, and by their
votes elected Mr. Culbertson. In return for
this they demanded one appointment and Mr.
Chambers was selected. His recommendation
created such a howl that he withdrew his name.
Another applicant for -the place is Mr. Jud
Hewitt who is charged with being a Democrat
Hr. Culbertson, speaking of the matter to
day, said: "There .is no chance in tbe world of
Mr. Hewitt's appointment. DK Hays will get
the place. He is a straleht out Republican.
Mr. Quay is not showing his hand in this mat
ter, but in other cases In my district be is. I
object to this. Both Mr. Quay and State
Chairman Andrews are friends of mine, but I
don't want to have them interfering in matters
which are purely conneoted with my district
and which are therefore In my hands alone. I
say this in no angry spirit but I want them to
understand that they must keep their hands
For tbe Titnsville postofflce Mr. Culbertson
has recommended Mr. George Gilmore. Senator-Quay
and Mr. Andrews Tiave two candi
dates, Editor Bloss and Mr. Shaddock, bnt Mr.
Culbertson is feeling very confident that his
candidate will be appointed.
A SENSATION IN THE SENATE.
A Man Discovered Sitting la, the Gallery
WAarnwoTow, December 19. There was
great excitement in the Senate this afternoon
when the Senators were in executive session.
Looking to the gallery in the northwest corner
of the chamber they saw there a man sitting
uptight and apparently' taking a good deal of
Interest in the proceedings. The utmost con
fusion prevailed for a while, and then Captain
Bassett was dispatched up stairs to- eject the
intruder. The doorkeeper In charge of that
gallery unlocked tbo door and escorted the
man out He proved to be a young fellow
about 18 or 20 years of age, and without a real
izing sense of his condition or situation. He
had evidently been asleep on a seat when the
Benate went into, executive session, and was
probably discovered before he had secured any
valuable information. He will always, how
ever, carry with him the distinction of having
been in the gallery while the Senate was sup
posedly enjoying the seclusion of a secret ses
sion. A gentleman who heard the doorkeeper's
description of the man stated that be had seen
nim, he thought loafing about the Capitol tor
several days, but would not say that he be
lieved him to.have concealed himselt -for any
ulterior purpose. The incident created quite a
sensation, as none of those around the Capitol
could remember that a similar one had ever be
A HIGHLY ORIGINAL REPORT
Which Never Saw the Light Becanse Con
sresiman Tarner Objected,
rSTECUI, TXXXOBAX TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Washihgtoh, December 19. Among the
nominations confirmed by the Senate yesterday
was that of R. W. Turner for Consul at Cadiz.
His appointment was procured by Representa
tive Turner, ot Kansas. Consul Turner's first
report, was one of the most original and candid
ever sent to tbe department He discoursed at
length upon the habits of the people of Cadiz,
alleging tney would be more attractive if more
cleanly. He went into minute details, and de
scribed some of their habits in language more
plain than diplomats or elegant Soon after
this report was received Representative Turner
called at the State Department and asked:
"How is my namesake getting along? Is he
doing anything for his country!"
Congressman Turner was shown the original
of the report and, after glancing over it he
anxiously inquired: "What have you done with
V ...t has been sent to tha Government Print
ing Office, along with the otbers to be printed,"
was the reply.
"a or neaven-s sara recall 1 1," oxciaimea the
Congressman. "Vhv I should be the lantrhinr
stock of the whole country." The report .was
recalled and re-pigeonholed.
OAST AWAI LIKE CBDS0B. "
Three Sailors Live for Four Yean Sole
Inhabitants- of an Island.
rsraCIAI. TELEOBAJI TO TBI DISPATCH. I
San Fbab-Cisco. December 19. A passenger
on tbe steamer Beljrlc, from tbe Orient tells of
the sufferings of Japanese castaways on. the
island of San Alessandro, who were rece'ntly
rescued. In -October, J885, a small vessel was
caught by a gale of wind crossing the Tsugarn
Straits and blown out ot sight of land. For
80 days it was tossed about and finally thrown
ashore on'the Island of Alessandro. A part of
the castaways patched-up tbo junk and sailed
away, but three remained to find themselves
on an unbabited Island out of the path of all
jLookins about they found a'small supply of
water, which trickled from a rock drop by
drop. Hero they pitched their camp, and
lived for four years on sea birds killed with
stones, a little fruit from the trees, and fish
caught with tackle improvised outof a hairpin
and the works of a watch. Tbe fate of those
who started from San Alessandro has never
m THE WAI OF LIGHTNING.
An Ex-Candidate for Montana Senatorial
Honor Talks of tbe Probabilities,
rsrXCTAI. TXLXOBAX TO TBI DISPATCH. 1
NKW YonK, December 19. The Hon. E. L.
Bonner, a Montana Bepnblican. who until re
cently expected to be chosen United States
Senator, bad much to say at tbe Fifth Avenue
Hotel, to-day, about the Montana election'
'tangle. He thinks Judge Knowles, Mr. Powers
or Mr. Herscbnela have tbe best cnances of be
ing sent to the Senate by the Republicans. Ex
Oavernor Hauser. he believes, is the strongest
"The next election," said Air. uonner, --will
not be as close ats this last one. but will give the
Republicans a majority of some 3,000 or 4,080.
A combination ot circumstances made the elec
tion close. In three or four years from now the
State will give at least 6,000 or 6,000 majority
tor the Bepnblican ticket"
Confirmed by iho Bennle.
Washington, December 19. The following
nominations were- confirmed to-day by. the
Cyrus J. Fry, Marshal of Bouth Dakota: Arthur
i. Thomas, Governor -of Utah? Benjamin M.
Thomas, Secretary of 'New Mexico; Elijah Sells,
Becretaryof Utah: tenia H. Tarpley, of Oregon,
United States Commissioner for Alaska: .Robert
H Kthnrtsnn. InitltnL ni! Alvln BSUndera.
f Nebraska Utah Commissioners: KoyaI"A. John
son, surveyor uenerai ox Ariuui muuaj r.
Cavanagb, Surveyor Ucueral of Washington.
CMcres HrmHbc; n tfae'Senato
Washikston, December 19. In the Senate
to-day Senator'Culiom introduced the Caleago
World' Fair bllL Its provisions were seat out
t rnm Clhlnacro at tho time the bill was Brewed
THE STAptlEirS STOtlES,'
itssl JfnlnfiisaB aa-afl QaaIssI tTMfgn iIhiim VAjsa
Fm wiuivtiv n wwrm vpvui wruaisasi mi ftjrssssj
' Cars aad CarrMar.
T5ATHBB a. pretty story la told of two lady
members of one of the prominent theatri
cal companies that played in this cltylast
week. Both are .beautiful and charming
women and talented in their profession. Al
thouglutbey traveled and played together day
In and day out for some reason, they did not
speak to one another oft the stage. They pat
up at differont hotel. At the matinee one of
the ladies fainted upon the stage. The moment
the curtain was rung down, the other rushed to
ber prostrate sister and covered ber face with
kisses. There was a quick revival and a
complete reconciliation at the same time..
Many persons In the audience wondered why
the lady who bad fainted was so soon able
to continue the performance. Perhaps the
kisses bad a great deal to do with it That
afternoon -when the play was ended one of the
ladles called upon the other at ber hotel, and
there was a public kissing scene In the dining'
PnxB8 hang in tbe sitting room ot the
Americns Club a number of large portraits
of prominent Bepublicans of this; country.
All who seo. them remark upon the excellence
ot the likenesses. They" are either costly en-
r cravings or well-executed crayons, ana they
reveal the good judgment and taste of the gen
tlemen who purchased or presented them to
the club. There is a full length engravtae of
the grave Lincoln, but tbe others are busts
urant Walne, Conkling, Quay, Harrison, For
aker, Garfield and Beaver. The portraits of
Conkling and Blaine, which hang directly op
posite on the walls, are particularly notable for
their faithfulness to the faces ot tbe great
Qshttn Latbobb and It Brent Keyser are
two gentlemen oi Baltimore, who are stop
ping for a few days at the Hotel Duquesne.
They are apparently gentlemen of leisure, Mr.
Latrobe is brother to -the Mayor of Baltimore.
He is a tall, finely-built man, with a good face
and a full brown beard. He says that the visit
to Pittsburg is ouly for sight-seeing, that he is
not actively engaged in any business, and has
no business -interests in view here, ,The two
Baltimoreans made a similar visit to Philadel
phia, where they remained for nearly a week.
They will to-day or to-morrow depart for home.
As a matter of fact, the object of their visit is
'Jhkbj:'s a nlcej tittle pile of money," one of
tbe clerks in Collector Warmcastle's
office said to the Stroller yesterday afternoon.
It was 3 o'clock, and two gentlemen were just
about to depart with the day's collections for
tne second national aanK. captain Chamber
lain, the cashier, took up a package which
looked as if it might be a brick wrapped around
with heavy yellow paper. It was a pacige of
large bills. His companion, a tall, handsome
yonng man, who Is a son of Alderman Leslie, of
the Seventeenth ward, took under bis arm a
small but heavy bag ot coin. The two men left
the office together and stepped off briskly for
the bank. "They have J15.O0O there to-day, "the
clerk said. "That is a nice bunch pt money,
but it 1 not a large collection for one day.
Along in May we sometimes take in 1100,000 is
cash. That would be a nice lick for some bold
highwayman, but they had better not tackle
those lads. They carry double-action revolvers
ready at band in thai coat pockets." The men
certainly looked like courageous fellows, able
to take care of themselves. Some days they go
to the Second National and some days to the
Tradesmen's - National Bank Those twd in
stltutrons are designated by the Government
as Federal depositories. Tho money does not
lie there long. It I drawn out through drafts
from the sub-treasury in New York City.
The other day a wagon drove up to the door
of Collector Warmcastle's office containing
$790,000 worth-of revenue stamps. These figures
convey some notion of tbe amount of business
done in this extensive distriot.
'TnoHAS R. M"boan, 8r., and Thomas B.
Morgan, Jr., are at tbe Hotel Duquesne.
Tbe elder gentleman is the head of the Morgan
Engineering Company, of Alliance, O. Be is
tho maker ot the gigantic steam hammers,
steam shears and traveling cranes which are
employed In nearly every iron-and steel mill in
or near Pittsburg. Mr. Morgan Is a little gray
headed, pleasant-faced Welshman. His tact
and praotlcal Inventive genius have raised him.
in a few years from comparative-poverty to' tbe
raakof amillionaire. Mr. Morgan is a-close
personal and political friend to Major McKln
ley. and was a delegate to the last National Re
publican Convention at Chicago. He reports
business Inlils line to be in excellent condition.
He is continually overcrowded with orders.
Mr. Morgan is interested also In the Solid Steel
Company, owned by the Otis syndicate of
pATEOLMAN Gabbtt Ckossan, the hand
some'and neat officer who walks Fifth ave
nue every day, had a J 10,000 treasury note in
his hands yesterday afternoon. It was not his
own. Policemen are not given to the possession
ot bills of that size. It was handed to him by a
gentleman in the Clearing Houso to carry to a
bank for change. Mr.Crossanlookedattheblll
with a sigh, but the change was not procurable.
Even Newell was not prepared to break it
CAM Febeman strolled into Quincy Bobl
son's cigar store yesterday afternoon.
"Speaking of jokes," said Sam, "I have some
thing that will beat McGfnty." "What's,
that?" Quincy -inquired with interest ''A
club," Bam said solemnly.
Yesterday afternoon there was a peculiar
scene outPehn avenue. A long funeral
procession was on the way to Allegheny Ceme-
jtery. In a double carriage near the rear end ot
tbe line there were four women and a man. As
lheyrode along .they indulged In the most un
seemly conduct The man was pinching his
companions on tbe arms, and the whole party
were laughing heartily, In ntter disregard for
the feelings of tbe qulot gentleman riding in
A BcmTECT Stixlbeeo said yesterday that
be bad put two men to work in the Monon
gabela House, who are making complete speci
fications of every detail of repairing that will
be required to restore the building to first-class
condition. The work ot fixing the roof on the
burned corner .was begun yesterday morning.
Keeolns- Wllhla nn Anaroarlatlos.
Washinotow, December 19.-The Vice )
President to-day, laid berorethe Senate the
report of the Utah Commission on the manage
ment of. the Industrial Christian Home, ot
Utah Territory. Tbe report says tbat up to
November 10, $35,709 bad been expended on the
building, leaving $11291 of the appropriation of
50,080 unexpended. Three women and six
children aro now tbe occupants ot the home.
Adolfh Hkniuci. of Davenport Is-, writes
to Mayor Edgerly, ot Lancaster, Pa., to say
that he is not dead, but still as completely in
the flesh as ever, but he wants Mayor Edgerly
to help him to establish that fact Tbe letter
says that In l&B he pawned two trunks full of
clothing asa then sola the tickets to an Italian
named Rossi. The latter was found dead with
Henrig's papers in his possession, and the Cor
oner had the body burled as tbat of Henrig.
The latter being in ignorance of tbe fact that
he bad been declared dead, still continued to
live. Recently some property has been left to
Henrig, and when he laid claim to- It he was in
formed that he was long since deceased. Pro
tests were of no avail, and even his very pres
ence was not satisfactory, and he has set about
to Regularly prove his present existence accord
ing to the forms of law.
The Insane pranks indulged la by the mule
owned by Jonathan Hafer, of Bobesonf Berks
county, is said to be. due to the fact that the
animal was bitten by a dog aad is suffering from
Pansibs that blossomed in the open air were
plucked by a Zanes-rUleyoasg lady on Tuesday.
Db. A. X. EVASS, of Pottatown Landtag,
Chester county, haa eaten no batter for 41
Tmwife of a Wheeling grocer missed her
favorite pae, After three days the dog was
found ia a back room of tbe store uaaer aa in
verted bait- btasel measure.
EtkbjAmwa Abqelxna . MAMttKSiiML.
AUGisTijrA Pattkrson is tbe na'sao ef a Bel-
Mt ,, sjefcwl iW. '
The CahHatMW Ms Ho4 a YT Je
The O!os dab is bartac qlt 'Je
tee'? jastaaw. Last night, tbe wetty teems
of Hwelubwew mHed with a gr ef
(roasts, wke had oasae to enjoy a pteiminfTe
The eresisg was pleasantly pasoioaUa. by
various agreeable Interludes, laeJsMw an
oyerwpper, which la Itseltwlil beadUM
fal reeatalseeaoe to everyone present The is
evitabl'e period came all too soon, a little while
before the midnight hour.
To-night the club will open its doors to an en
tertainment oh a mnch larger scale. In the shape
of a reception and soiree musicale. TboGuen
taer Orchestra will be present, aad several en
tirely new solos will be resderrd. A reat num
ber ot invitatioaa nave gone forth, aad there
seesas every prosaect that the affair will prora
a croat cuoooos.
The room are being tastefully decorated for
tha oeeaajon. aad even the most aseosapro
laWag bachelor members are cheerfully lead
ing their assistance t the entertainment.
TIE SHAW-BQTI BUfTIAlS.
A Quiet Cereaear nt 'the BrMa'a Pareat'
The wedding ot Miss Maggie Shaw and Mr,
James C Doty was celebrated in a very private
unostentatious manner at S o'clock last even
ing. The ceremony was performed at the resi
dence of tha bride's parents in Bellerue. and
Rev. B. F. McQill, of the Sixth U. P. Church,
Allegheny, and Her. DrGeorge Purves, ot the
First Presbyterian Churcb, Pittsburg, pastors
of the bride and groom respectively, were the
Tne bride is the only daughter ot Mr. Will
iam A. Shaw and a very talented, scholarly
and benevolent young lady. She is a graduate
ot Vassar, and not only a brilliant conversa
tionalist but a deep thinker. Mr. Doty Is a
member of the law firm of Kennedy A Doty, a
Yale graduate and a gentleman in every respect
worthy of the prize be has obtained In Miss
Shaw. The young couple will spend several
weeks in weddiftg travels and will then receive
tnevlsica and congratulations of their many
A FINE HEBREW CLUB.
Tbe Brnddock Bfonteflore Auoelatloa'a
First Promenade Don.
The Braddock Montefiore Association, com
posed of the Hebrew population of the vicini
ty, gave its first annual promenade hop last
evening at Leighton's Rink, Braddock.
A large attendance, good music and an ex
cellent supper made an evening's enjoyment
that will long be a bright spot in the memory
of those present. Delegations from ail the sur
rounding cities, including Pittsburg, helped
swell the crowd, and a number of Christian
people-graced the occasion with their pres
ence. Tbe association was organized less than a
year ago, aad many prominent Hebrew citizens
of Pittsburg are members of it The primary
aim is to raise a subscriotion to equip a Sunday
school, and make It sufficiently attractive to in
sure good attendance; also to create a fund for
the wants ot the needy ot their denomination.
TOASTING YAEI0US THINGS.
Tho Cochran Literary Society Has aa An
The annual treat of the Cochran Literary
Society of tbe Pittsburg Central High School
yesterday afternoon was a very pleasant affair.
President a C. Jef eris presided, and the fol
lowing toasts were offered: "Our Boys," by
MiesBalrdf "Our Gkls,"by Mr. Walshr "Sis
ter Societies," by Mr. Beams, "Our Society
Colors," by Hr. Jackson, and "Our Faculty,"
by Mr. Monaghan. The latter was responded
to by Prof. G. L Stahl. The refreshments were
most appetizing and plentiful, and served by
the members of the society themselves. Doth
young ladles aad gentlemen appearing in ex
aggerated white aprons created much merri
ment for the entire company.
The General Managing Committee was com
posed of Mr. a C. Jeferrls, Mr. W. A. Green
iand.Mr. Henry Eppinir, Misses Baird and More--land.
A MUSICALS GITEB.
AGrace Reformed Cbnreh Society Indalge
The Brotherhood of Andrew and Philip, of
Grace Reformed Cnurcb, corner Grant street
and'Webster avenue, gave a most delightful
musicale and literary entertainment last even
ing to tbeirmany friends.
The' singing by Madam Henkler and Dri Vf.
T. English was exceptionally-fine. Miss Tillie
Gardner captivated the audience bv her recital.
Instrumental selections by Prof. John Pilch
ard, and Messrs. W. E. Scnmertx, John T. Hoff
man. H. H. Phillips. T. C. Euret and Edward
and to tils Schmertz were all very creditable to
the performers and thoroughly enjoyed by the
AN AN50AI EECEFTI0N.
Faltoa Council Jr. O. U. A. M. Haa a Terr
The annual entertainment and reception.of
Fulton Council 117, Junior Order United
American Mecbanicswas held in new Turner
Hall, Forbes street, last evening.
An enthusiastic audience listened to a very
interesting literary and musical programme, at
tbe conclusion of which the grand march was
enjoyed by 800 couples. Dancing was continued
until 2 o'clock. Tbe Committee of Arrange
ments consist of W. T. Kerr, O. A. Tanner, C.
L Wilson. A. W. Smith. G. E. Lemmon. It
Warner, J. W. Bakehouse, F. H. Fife, W. H.
Mnlulx and B. M. Bardsley.
TO BANQUET ME. E'fiEAN.,
Friend of tbe New Postmaster Arranging
for a Modest Spread.
Yesterday morning several enthusiastic
friend! of James 8. McKean, the hewly ap
pointed postmaster, arrived at the conclusion
that 1 would he a very nice idea to tender him
a little banquet v
Tbe aforesaid friends notified the appalntee
and obtained bis promise to allow himslf to
be banqueted. Then the friends scattered to
work tbe highways and byways and tbe cbancest
are that some of the "boys" will bare their legs
under the Hotel Duquesne mahogany.
BAPTIST WILLING WOEIEES.
The Fourth Avenue Church Young- Ladle
Will Give aa Eatertntameot.
The second free entertainment under the di
rection or tbe Willing Workers of the, Fourth
Avenue Baptist Church will be given this even
lng in the lecturo room of the church. The
programme comprises two parts and a ten-
minute Interlude for social chat will do allowed
De6. th0 different .portions.
Well-known local talent will favor the audi-
enee with musical and literary productions,
and a most'enjoyable evening will be the result
An Appreciated Concert.
A thoroughly appreciative audience listened
last evening to the concert In the Third Pres
bvterlan Church. Mrs. Jean Wallace Webster,
Misses Mamie Reuck. Caroline Sebmertz,
Annie Flower, Carrie Lane, Jessie Rayner, and
Messrs. Scott, H. a. Brocsett and Frank W.
Beal are some of the names that appeared on
tbe programme, and 'Miss Madge Irwin was
maiden of ceremonies.
Tbx musical parts of the Christmas panto
mime fet the benefit of the Newsboys' Home,
that will be given on the afternoons of Decem
ber 26 and 27,'will be unusually fine. Tbe solos
of "Sleeping Beauty" will be snns by Mrs.
Emma Wolfe) those of "Red Riding Hoed" by
Mrs. Scotr. The choruses of the 'Mother
Goose" melodies will be rendered by volunteers
from the Mozart, Club and Mr. Carl Better's
Avery enjoyable evening was spent at tbe
residence of Mr. and Mrs. George McFarland,
No. 28 Lombard street Is night The festive
occasion was In honor pt the twenty-flfth wed
ding anniversary of mine host and hostess and
a great many handsome presents brightened
the event presented by friends and relatives
who were invited to the celebration.
A bazaar was opened in tbe pretty Sunday
school room ot the First Cumberland Presby
terian Church last evening, which will be con
tinued to-night The booths wera all very
pretty and: the refreshments served were of a
delicious quality. A literary programme was
'enjoyed ia eoaaeeties with the baaaar aad sup
PemaDonna Jbck wBl be hoaored" daring
her stay In Pittsburg nextweek; by a o'clock
tea given fot her by Mrs. E. M. Ferguson, of
Fifth avenue, 8hadysite. The date is Decem
bers., , -.
A'faeWesable tea was lives-let ereafeg by
Mrs.K. W. Garde a( Mm Beat Ead. She was
asetstad laWrtng ttta lisastaf e that cheers By
her aswahtaie Mie-HasHHsnmd Miss Uerdee.-
A.vtfy delightful cee was rendered-laet
"-" -- Fa.
v - z -.v?Bpr3
Over 2,000 feet of the Hudson river inn--..
.1H...V. ..-j rr '. rf i;
eel have been excavated.
The King of Italy hsnlf to King
Menelik a carved wooden throne iZ! i'rfeet'
high. . -
Ice in the Penobscot river, in.MajneiSK
three feet thick. Icemen are expectfngltheW
best crop for years. ';-
William Gwynn, of Napa, CaLcarries.
a watch tbat is more than 160 years old-llt-keeps
first-rate time. ' -",5 "
One million dollars of gold colnFweigba
8,685 pounds avolrdupois,and 1.000,000 of auver. '--coin
weighs 68,920.9 pounds avolrdnpoi3.,!Sg"-'rf.
After 47 years of assiduous labo'rMraSf-V
a Lizzie Weaver, a Brideeton. N. J w"oSanM'5C'
u"j uuuucu. uuj ijuus ox ojjjto patcnes.T ,
A new .French invention Is a smokes
bomb. Intended to be fired into the ranks of toff
enemywbo uses smokeless powder, and'obj
u.oua iivit, k 3BS1
John Brnidschat, of Holland CitT.Mieh?
uougut a oorss one uay tor j our oushtls oft ear.
com and sold It the next day for 12 bushels of-
?. p.ow mucn oia no nuuter -
The rise of the price of ivorr mavfbV
described by tbe statement that the great cut-
iery mm in oceiueia. xurager a Sons, used! to
S?600 J'0", but they have Iatelypald
1.280, and in some special cases as highVas
Burglars recently broke into a house Ja-S ,
London, bnt obtained little booty for theif!-n.-pains.
A newspaper, in giving an account of !N'.
tha affair, spoke of much valuable property"'--!
they overlooked. Acting on this hint tbe"3"-
rascam lrt & lli-nnn 1ie And tnarfa -4
haul, They left a note expressing their obliga
tions to tbe newspaper reporter.
A three-story wagon was captured at' "t
Martinsville, Md, a few days since. The first'
story under the running gear was a chicken
coop of live chickens, the second sandwiched -between
the first and third and hidden from
view was devoted to "moonshine" spirits,
tbe third was laden with tobaeco and fodder
for sals at figures much above the market
Frogs are improving with the rest of the
world, and are evidently developing a capability
for .turning tbe tables on theirpcrsecutors. One
ot tne frogs put into the snake .cage at the
Worcester (Mass.) Natural History Museum,
to be swallowed, turned swallower and "ab
sorbed" so much black snake tbat the latter
died after being pulled from the jaws of the
The Sahara desert is said to be grow
ing. The fertile strip of Egypt is less
than it was within historic times, and the
sands are invading Tunis. A French scientific
commissioner reports to bis Government tbat
the whole southern part of Tunis is gradually
becoming desiccated. The commissioner, Mr.
E. Blanc, cannot suggest any measure for sav
ing the oasts of the desert from extinction.
Sufficient water cannot be obtained by any
means to support vegetation.
An interesting case has been concluded
before the Austrian Court of Appeal. At the
funeral of the Crown Prince the Mayor of
Horitz, in Bohemia, called together the Town
Council to pass a vote of condolence with the
Imperial house. After having addressed the
Town Councillors the Mayor asked them to .
rise as an expression of their grief. AH rose
except one Councillor, who remained seated.
This was regarded as an offense to a member ot '
the Imperial family and it has been punished
with two months' Imprisonment
A drunken farmer came near wrecking
a Battle Creek Bank the other day. He fooled
around the saloons after selling his wheat until
about 5 p. ji., and then tried -to deposit his
money, but of course, found the bank closed.
In his befuddled condition Jie could only inter
, pret the case in one way; so he climbed into his
wagon and told every man be met on the way
home that tbe bank had gone up. The next
morning an excited crowd of farmers hurried to
town, and it took a heap ot talk to explain ,tbe
facts and keep them from starting a run on the
A remarkable phenomenon was wit
nessed on Morgan street San Francisco, the
other morning. It was nothing more or less '
than a shower of small crabs. They ranged in
size from that of a dime to a dollar piece. In
front of a barber shop a bootblack named
Tony Ambrosia, was engaged in cleaning spit-"
toons. With a terrific whoop be, left the work,
when the shower of tiny crustaceans from tho
clouds descended, filling tbe cuspidors, calling
on all the saints in the calendar to save nim.
Several of the creeping creatures were secured
by a newspaper man, who placed them at tha.,.
disposal ot the Academy ot Science. - v
The, "marble man," with whose -ditfc,.
covery all Australia has been'rinrfoswuroslW'Wf
out to be a clever fraud instead of an ancientw
fossil. An Impecunious Italian conceived the
brilliant Idea of its production, which, with the
assistance of confederates, he was able' to
carry out. A slab of marble was obtained
from the quarries and cut into' something like
the shape of a man, and two confederates well
diegers quietly buried the "fossil" deep down
in the earth, wbere they triumphantly found It
on the following day. Local credulity was
equal to the occasion, and the Italian resarded
his "marble man" as a sure fortune, as, no
doubt it would have turned out to be had not
the scruples of one of the confederates led him
to confess the fraud.
The hottest region on the earth is on the
southwestern coast of Persia, where Persia
borders tbo gulf of the same name. For 40
consecutive days in the months of July and
August tbe thermometer has been known not
to tall lower than 100, night or day, and to
often run nn as high as 128 in tbe afternoon.
At Bahrin, in the center of the torrid part of
the torrid belt as though it were nature's In
tention to make the region as unbearable as
possible, no water can be obtained from dig
ging wells 100, 200, or even GOO feet deep, yet a
comparatively numerous population contrive
to live there, thanks to copious springs, which
break forth from the bottom, of the cnif. more
than a mile from shore. The water from these
springs is obtained by divers, wboBive to the
bottom and fill goatskin bags with the cooling
liquid and sell it for a living. The source of
these submarine fountains is thought to be in
the green hill of Osman, some 600 or 600 miles
' Bear hunting is attended with extraor
dinary success in Austria and Hungary this
year. Tbe aristocratic hunting club in Hun
gary bagged 20 bear and one wolf in theSzol
nok country, three bears were killed near the
Adelsberg Grotto. Count Windisch Graetz shot
another in the Tyrol, and in tbe. Honnentbal
beyond Trient two bears were killed. Here it
is- the custom to tie a lamb to a tree stump In
a forest clearing, and the. banters remain con
cealed on tne leewara siaa mat tne bear may
not scent them. Uurinctone of the last bear
hunts in Hungary a young lawyer missed tbe
bear, wbo then attacked him, and a terrible
combat followed, which must bare ended fa
tally to the man had henotsucceeded in insert
ing bis loaded rifle into the beast's jaws and
then firing. He was fonqd badly hurt by the
animal's claws. In Galicia a very large bear
was hit with small shot and only slightly hurt
and be tore the huntsman to pieces and hurt
three drivers before be could be killed.
TO PROVOKE A SMILE.
It is the diamond miner who Is the most
successful discover of strata-jems. Puet.
Nowadays the humblest Bussian peasant
can be aa lnfluenzial a tha Czas.BingHamton
Republican. . ,
The man who is"aIone with his thoughts"
often Is surrounded by the deepest solitude.
Bosebush Pid you hear what the gar
dener said about your
Rosebush-He said be was going to put you
tnrongh a course of sprouts. Pttck.
Mrs. Slatterly (to her servant) Come
rlghtlnhere, Mary, and eat your sapper with the,
ilary Xo, thank'ee, msm;I only came here to -earn
my wajes not to be looked down on. fuck.
Tls evidence quite certain
Of a wooing rather rash.
When yon see a tinge or powder
On a young man's dark mustache.
A Tailor-Made Pun. G'aggs Yon can't
tell me the difference between my tailor and your
Warp NonseniAl Tft farmer tries to snit his
crowds, and the latter tries to crowd his suits. ;j
Wouldn't Let Hlnx Btart In. Jones-;! '
suppose you" take lots of comfort with your newi
Brown-Wen, I should sayso. Letmetellyou
Jone-I'd very much like to hear; but to tell thji
trntni'mdue on the next blocxiournounuiu
now. Sob e other time, Broiro.-vww.
TUBSINa A WrMtAN'S HEAD.
While women's minds may be secnrM
And not so fickle as Is said.
A pasalnx bonnet' almost ior
To turn a woman' bead.
And let two upon the street.
Kaen wearla a bewitchlnar jrown.
xjTbcy,U lorn each other's head complete,!
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