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If Iffl'S MYSTERY.
Wrne Story of the Career of the JJow
pS LIFE AN 'EYEHTFDL OKE,
Uod a Seasonable Donot Eaised as to His
aTEE BTEUGGLES OF HIS I0UKG DAIS
And the I Episodes That Jjti a Modern Hose to Tune
" .His Lyre,
Sunday morning j"t at ne 9an McGinty,
'dressed so fine.
Stood lookinc tin at a Terr high stone wall.
IWben his friend, young Pat McCann, says. 'Til
bet fire dollars. Dan.
II could cany you to the top without a tall.'
jBo on Ills shoulders be took Dan, to climb the
.ladder be began.
End soon commenced to reach up near the
'When McGinty, cats old rogue, to win the five
. he did let co.
""" Never thinking justhow far he'dhave to drop.
5..' Hisjmemory will live in history lor years,
noVbecause or a great victory on the field of
jc- battle, lor Dan was no soldier, nor on ac-
ff. count of diplomatic service rendered his
g country while an Alderman, for he had no I
political aspirations out oecause ne was a
" r victim of circumstances.
;g, .Bora under an unlucky star, savs a writer
.in Pulitzer's World, Dan grew up with his
brothers and sisters, and with the brothers
"and sisters of several other youngsters in his
; neighborhood. At the age of 7 years he was
jinny i years oia, ana ne aeveiopea a lono
Sness for adventure. On several occasions
Shis doting lather found him hanging by his
Oans) toes from a rudely constructed hon-
jzontal bar in the barn owned by his friend
rerence McGinn. Little "Paddy," Mr. Mc-
BCanu's youngest, was Dannie's constant
llcompanion. At 10 Dannie could wrestle
ianv boy of his size lor live blocks around.
Hand he beat the cigarette-smoking record in
phis ward by consuming three packages of a
ilavorite brand in J. hour minutes ana its
finsecorxds. This pleased the elder McGinty
fgo much that he broke a blackthorn shillelah,
Xwbich he valued highly, over Dannie's bark.
iThe boy apologized, and from that day
.p smoked a pipe.
Dan grew and grew, and became a great
help to his kind-hearted old mother, who
took keen delight in shying fiatirons, roll
ingpins and stove-lifters at him to see how
near she could get at' the mark without
striking it. The elder McGinty was
troubled with a weakness oi vision, caused
in a measure by too close application in
looking for work, and in addition to this he
ftRWas color-byud. He was, in fact, color-blind
to such an extent that on several occa-
v'sions he gave hU son Dan a $3 bill instead
gyji onsj.u-ceni pirre wun wnicn 10 cnase me
iduck' as he expressed it.
One fine day Dannie's papa came home,
and, after snpper, took from beueath the
?- perspiration band of his hat an advertise
,ment clrpped from a Mexican paper offering
-e ""17 a week for a young man who could make
xiimseit generally usemi in a plaster factory.
- 'yThe youth tried unsuccess
-'? advertiser, but he was lucky enough to run
-porous kind were made, and the proprietor,
"'struck by his manly appearance, engaged
Tiim forthwith at a salary of $2 50 per
taonth. Bright and early" next morning
.Dan was on hand, and the kind-hearted pro
prietor turned him over to a stern foreman,
who took him up five flights of stairs and
handed him a package of unporoused plas
ters. He told Dannie to bite holes in the pias
ters, and JJsnnie started in. Be dldn t like
jice jpt oat tie stucc manfully and tnej plasters-Stuck
to him. It didn't take the boy
more man inree nours to arrive at the con--;-
elusion that the plaster business was not his
forte,-for when he had bitten four, boles in
one of the pain-alleviating sheets two of his
incisois began to ache. Dan threw ud the
job and went borne. Mrs. McGinty felt for
her bay and at the same time felt for a can
opener. With motherly dexterity she soon
pried out the aching ivories and Dannie
-was once more happy. ,
BORN ON AN UNXTJCKT DAY?
, , Had Dannie been born on any other dav
3g but Friday and a date other than the 13tli",
perhaps his teeth would not have ached and
T"3he might have been enjoying a lucrative
' - situation in that same factory to this day.
'But pass over the period of Dan's school
" -sjdays and we find him in love with Marv
.,.7Anii O'Brien, a buxom lass, whose auburn
'tresses were the envy of the neighborhood.
At the time the song written in Dan's
honor opens, McGinty was working on a job
"in Harlem. His duties were not arduous,
according to his ideas, for climbing up a
ladder with a hod on his shoulders several
-" -(hundred times a diy was good exercise and
kept him out of mischief.
As a matter of fact the very first sentence
'of the song has caused not a little specula
tion and there is even now a wide difference
of opinion as to Mac's exact condition at
that time. Some contend that he had been
out all night shaking dice for a Hamble
tonian tnrkey, but that will scarcely hold
water, for there was not even a feather on
his clothes at the time. He had attended a
t wake the night previous and stopped on
i ,bis way home to admire the architectural
beauties of the front wall of a building in
.jtbe course of erection.
v It may as well be understood right here
s,that Dan never claimed to be an architect,
but be had been engaged in assisting to con
struct walls during the greater part of his
, lifetime, and he naturally was attracted by
, this particular wall, because it was of im
mense height. As he was critically eyeing
'the unfinished structure a sound slap on the
back interrupted his reverie, and Pat Mc-
Uann. the irieud of his boyhood days, stood
before him with extended hand. Dan was,
icf course, overjoyed at the meeting, and
.after they had talked for a few minutes on
lauiuy luaiiers, jucsaun nappeneu 10 espy a
From Hie hospital Mac went home when they
fixed bis broken boues.
To find he was the father of a child;
Bo to celebrate it right, his friends be did In
vito And he soon was drinking whisky last and
Then he waddled down the street In his Sunday
suit so neat.
Holding up his head ai proud as John the
But in the sidewalk was a hole to receive a ton
That McOlnty never saw till just too late.
DAN'S THRILLING ADVEJfTTJBE.
Any man who does not celebrate the birth
of his first child in some way or other is a
good person to watch when you have a large
wash hung on the lines to drv. Dan Mc
Ginty, upon being presented with an eight
pound son, invited a coterie of friends to his
home, and treated them in a manner thor
oughly in keeping with the occasion. They
had a right royal time of it, and at broad
daylight McGinty, gallant that he was, of
fered to accompany Miss Anita jCasey as far
as avenue A.
In returning.Mac walked through Twenty-
third street, and his friends who saw him
say that he-tried to walk on both sides of
that broad thoroughfare at the same time.
One thing is certain coal boles ought to be
abolished. If they can't get the coal into
their houses in any other way, slide it in
through the windows or shovel it on the
roof, but do away with the coal hole at all
hazards. It.is a menace to public safety.
Dan's case ought to be sufficient evidence of
On this eventful morning a careless driver
opened a coal-hole near the curb and
pulled the trigger on the back of the wagon
just as Dan fell through the opening. He
man t see the hole, or Instinct would have
prompted him to step aside. He went down
and so did the coal. Fortunately he had
done a good deal ot courting over a coal
hole when the then Miss O'Brien was em
ployed in the capacity of third cook at a
Fifth avenue mansion, and naturally he
felt more at home under the circumstances
than the majority of men would. When his
friends finally dragged him out of the vault
he was naturally wrathy. A man who
wouldn't have at least made an attempt to
thrash that driver doesn't deserve the name.
A DOSE OF iUDICIAL MEDICINE.
McGinty heaped or rather threw roals at
his thick head, not coals of fire to be sure,
but pieces of anthracite of (he size .known
as grate. The driver took" umbrage at this,
and declared that he was not fond of practi
cal jokes. A policeman marched Dan off
to court The driver followed and smiled a
hollow and inaudible smile. If this, police
man, who ms rarely on the spot when he
was wanted, had arrested the Teally guilty
man, it is to be presumed. that he would
have beenremoved from the force. That vir
tue is not its own reward is proven beyond
all doubt by the fact that this same police-
man is now a roundsman, ana expects soon
to be made a sergeant. It must be admitted
that Mac looked like anything but an Amer
ican citizen as he stood before the bar of
justice and awaited developments.
He was covered with coal dust, and his
best suit was completely wrecked, but this
was no reason for a police justice to con
demn him to six months' imprisonment on
the island. Was the plain statement of a
policeman to the effect that a man had been
drinking mixed ale and creating a disturb
ance sufficient evidence to put him in
Is an American citizen to be dictated to as
to whether he shall drink old ale, new ale
or mixed ale?
McGinty's sentence Was a most unjust
one. The statement that Judge Duffy im
posed this inhuman punishment on poor
Dan is a vallainous libel on that magis
trate's judicial ability, and some of his old
enemies in the First Assembly district are
credited with having started the story with
an idea of injuring" the Judge. He enr
phatically denied it yesterday to a reporter
and pronounces it a malicious lie.
"I have never sentenced a man in my life
upon such flimsy evidence," said the iittle
Judge, "and I can sav in all truthful-
ness that Dan McGinty, whom I knew verv
well, never was arraigned before me. 1
think his sentence was an unjust and cruel
one, and the Judge who imposed it should
oe tacen to task;"
1 DATA TOR AN OTHgfe'TEBSE.
"Dan languished, in a prison cell for six
long and dreary 'months. "The holidays
came and passed, but be received no word
from his wife, nor in fact from anv one in
the outer world. Even the tailor who made
the snit which the driver of the coal cart
ruined, and to whom Dan was indebted,
never gave the poor fellow a ray of hope by
sending in his bill. Mac worried over his
wife's silence and gradually wasted away
until he became a mere shadow of his former
He counted the days, hours and minutes
until the time came for his release, and then
the man who wrote of him concludes:
McGinty thin and pale, one flne4ay got out of
And with joy to see his boy was near! v wild;
To his home he quickly ran to meet his wife
But she skipped away and "took along the
Then he gave up In despair andhe wildly pulled
As he stood one day upon the river shore.
Knowintf well be couldn't swim, he did fool,
ishly jump in,
Although water he had never took before.
An EaorraoHS Quantity of the Grade
Article is Imported.
LOOPHOLES IN THE LEGISLATION.
It is Yerj Difficult to Know That the Drag:
THE GEEATPEOFITSOF THE BUSINESS
Sax Francisco. December 25. Special
Treasury Agent Brooks and Deputy Sur
veyor of the Port John T. Fogarty had just
returned lrom an expedition through China
town, when they were seen by The DIS
PATCH correspondent. Through one of
those mysterious channels by which the
Government officials often gain valuable
information news was received by the Col
lector that a large quantity of opinm, which'
had never paid TJncle Sam's tariff of $10 a
pound, was about to be taken to.the place of
business of a large dealer in poppy juice in
Preparations were immediately made to
seize the drng, if practicable, and it was
with this object in view that Mr. Brooks
and the Deputy Surveyor visited the Chi
nese quarter. ' The officials had not the
slightest difficulty in finding opium ad lib
itum, but as no "dope" was seen to'be
brought into the place no seizure was made
for reasons which were explained by Agent
NO "WAT TOFEOTB IT.
"Ho, we did not get what we went after,"
he said, "and I am at a loss to know on what
ground we conld have made a seizure in the.
place, even had we known that the opium
was smuggled, ot which we had no proof.
Once opium is in a place where it is sold it
is perfectly safe, as lar as the officers of the
law are concerned, for how are they to prove
thajj it was smuggled? .The Government
does not require that it be stamped, and
there is absolutely nothing to show that it
has not paid duty in the regular way.
Should the Government, however, require
tnat all' opium be stamped, as imported
cigars are when in the custom house, what
then would be the result? Wherever a
pound of opium was found without the
Government stamp on it it conld be seized.
"As it is now, an officer may go into a
Chinese store where he is sure there is
smuggled opium, and the first case he
pitches on he asks, 'Where did yon get
that?' 'Ob, I buy him lrom a man who got
it at a sale in Michigan.' There is no war
,of disproving his assertion, as the official
knows that some seized opium was sold in
Michigan some time ago. Concerning the
next case the Chinaman may say he bought
it from a wholesaler, mentioning a promi
nent and very legitimate firm and showing
documents to prove his statement.
"A third box is picked out and the dealer
says, 'Ob, I have him ten year,' and points
to the marks on the box in which the tins
are contained, and sure enough there is the
evidence that the box at least came from
Hong Kong, China, ten years ago. When
the next box is reached the dealer says:
'Wejnakehim right here. Yon see paste
no dry yet.' The officer then asks: How
about that Lai Yuen Hong Kong label I see
on it there?' S
SOME STABTLXNO FIGTJEES.
"The preparation of opium should be
put under the supervision of the internal
P.evenne Department. You are probably
not aware ot the .amount ot crude opium
which is manufactured into the smoking
oninm in- this country every year. Let me
'show J-ou some figures. Here are the Cus
tom Mouse records oi crude opium imported
tnrovgh this port in a tabulated form."
The table was as follows:
July L IS84, to June SO, 16S5. 12,541
July 1, 1885, to June SO, 1S88. 29,662
July 1. 1885, to June SO, 1887. 94.8S3
July 1, ISS7, to Juno SO. 18S8. 73,050
jrulyJ,lSSS,toJune3u,1888. , 74768
55,000 poHnds cam iate this eity, We
have large stocks on hand, and will not boy
while the present prices reign."
"Is it not a facVisked the reporter,
"that the largest part of the crude opium im
ported to this city goes into Chinatown for
"Kof only the larger portion," wm
the answer,- "but every pound we import is
sold to the Chinese manufacturers of smok
ing opium. It yields from 50 to 75 percent
of the refined article. Tb,ere may be some
erode opium imported for medical purposes,
but it is different from the kind we handle.
Most people imagine that our crude opinm
comes from China direct, and in this they
are mistaken. London is the greatest opinm
market in the world, and it is from there
that we receive most of it- London is sup
plied in the main from Persia and China.
Of course we obtain some, from China, but
not a great deal. Dealers in opium are at
a loss to understand why the old regulation
requiring the stamping of opium in the
Custom House was discontinued. Of course
we are interested in seeing the smuggling
stopped, for it hurts our trade, and while
the old stamp was not a complete protection
it aided some in making it pay duty."
KOTED SMUGGLERS CAPTURED.
Some Old-Timer Cnnctit by United States
UScera at Taraocn.
rsfaCTAI, TXXSGBJUC TO 1KB DISPATOIM
Ottawa, December 25. Advices from
British Columbia state that, encouraged by
past success, opium smugglers between Vic
toria and the United States josts on Puget
Sound are becoming more defiant over
the rich harvest -they are reaping. Last
week three opium smugglers were
captured at Tanioca with 160 pounds
of opium in their possession.
Two of tne men are noted, smugglers of the
Sound country, and have been hunted by
every Inspector of customs for the past four
years. Their names are Bill Easton, alias
"Black Bill," Jack Powers and a Northern
Pacific Eailroad conductor named Fisher.
The opium was taken to Tamoca lrom Vic
toria on the Olympian, but the men were
unable to land it on account of the in
spectors. On Wednesday morning a man was sent
out from the steamer in a small boat, as a
decoy, but only one inspector followed, and
the other watched them land the opium.
Then he called on them to surrender, at the
same time covering them with his revolver.
The men were turned over to Deputy United
States Marshal Price, and taken, to the
county jail, but. were released on $1,009
bonds, lurnlshed in cash by Easton. The
value of the opium is $2,210.
THE COUNTRY- ROADS.
Benefits Growing Oat ofEeepiig
Them ii Good Condition.
SOME BINTS T0WAED EEFOSH.
Ko Excuse for Bad Highways in a. Sick
Jfatioa Like This One.
THE VALUE OF FARM LAKD AFFECTED
Down went McGinty to the bottom of the say,
And he must be very wet.
For they haven't found him yet.
Bat they say his ghost comes round the docks
before the break of -dav.
Dressed In his best suit of clothes.
Mrs. McGinty, upon learning the fato of
her liege lord after the coal-hole episode,
straightway sent for O'Hare, her first love,
nd Terry advised her to send to Chicago
for a divorce. She sent, and while poor
Dan was dying by inches within the white
washed walls of the prison on Blackwell's
Island, the faithless woman was married to
O'Hare, and they went to Gowanus on a
wedding tour. They Jiked' the place and
concluded to remain there. If they haven't
moved away there is a strong probability
fcuai, kuey arc m urowanusyew
"WHEEE, OH, 'WHERE IS ll'GINTT?
'ladder leaning innocently against the build-
;ing. That Paddy was of a speculative turn
of mind cannot be denied, for he bet on horse
races, played poker and indulged in many
-other pleasant diversions, such as handling
, fighting dogs and training pugilists. He
was, in fact, a bnrn gambler, and the sight
- of 'the ladder suggested a novel bet to him.
'j, HE WASN'T A QUITTEfe.
r . 'I'll go vou five I can carry you np that
lauuer iu me top, ne saiu.
un ine impulse 01 me moment Ucuinty
accepted the wager, never dreaming that
McCann had the remotest idea of attempting
the, feat. But when Pat soon ;stood in his
shirt sleeves ready to carry out his part of
tnecontraci, juac concluded that it would
be a bad time lor him to show the while
feather, so, without even removing his coat,
be climbed on McCann's back and they be
gan the ascent Dan chuckled away as he
Heard the man beneath him groaning and
ufilng, and expected every moment to hear
IcCann cry quits. With all his faults.
give McCann credit he wasn't a ''quitter."
He puffed away after the fashion of a man
with a tightly rolled cigar, but he was
bound to get Mac's money. When within
a few feet of the top Dan loosened his grasp
and plunged both headlong and feetlong
ffor.he turned three separate and distinct
somersaults) into empty space.
McCann,' at the top of the ladder, did not
hear thedull. sickening thud which fol
lowed, but that there was a thud of that kind
is generally conceded.
Dan had bought a new suit of clothes the
night before, and for some unaccountable
reason he put the trousers on wrong side
foremost. When McCann reached the side
walk he found his friend lying on the broad
ofihis bsck, writhing with pain.
2'Are von much hurt?" he asked. ,
4X0,' replied Dan, looking at his trous-
sers. "hut a rot a terriDi
"but I cot a terrible twist,"
Ttan UVm fa tli hftinitfil- nnA thm
.,.U MVCt -W J , .V
t song goes on:
But where is Dan?
Coroner Messemer is forcing himself into
an early grave trying to figure out the ques
tion. There are already seven gray hairs in
his flowing auburn whiskers, aud the other
day while he was at the Battery looking for
the exact spot from which McGinty jumped,
a piping breeze coming from the direction
of Fort Hamilton whislled a tune through
the hirsute appendage upon his jolly face
which sounded very much Jike "Down went
McGinty." The Coroner paid no heed to
this annoying circumstance, however, but
-.. ... ..,. .L..u.tuj 1, iiuu me
place and now Coroner Messemer argues that
McGinty is not dead, but is sleeping, and
will startle the whole civilized world when
he wakes np.
"You can bet a new hat that Dannie is
alivei" said Coroner Meuemer confidently
as he sat in his office yesterday and stroked
his whiskers, "for I've found out that he
couldn't swim a stroke, and it stands to
reason that under these circumstances he
wouia not deliberately Jump into the sea.
He may have been pushed overboard, how
ever, but even in that case his body would
have been found and either myself or one of
my colleagues would have been called upon
long before now to investigate the case.
The report that McGinty's ghost walks jon
the docks every morning I am inclined to
believe is untrue. I do not believe in
ghosts, anyway, but to satisTy myself I have
remained up several nights looking for the
ghost and I haven't found it. Ghosts don't
wear clothes anyway, and I'd like to know
who could tell the difference between Mc
Ginty's ghost and anybody else's ghost. If
Dan McGinty was murdered we will hunt
nis assassin to the end of the earth, and as
soon as the body is tound there will be a
rigid investigation I can assure you."
The whole world wants" to know the where
about of two persons: one is Charlie Boss
and the name of the other man is Dan Mc
Ginty. Danscroni Necllcencr.
It Is as unwise to neglect a case of constipa
tion or Indlgectlon as & case -of fever or other
more serious disease, for. If allowed to progress
as great JnBer to life may result A few
Hamburg Fis will put the bowel la a healthy
condition, ta which they mar fee Jsept by occas
loaalwoof tfatodicle. &? Wo?t
B- Vfc, AI. 4. TTBU
"You see the amount is increasing stead
ily. It is imported for medical purposes,
but, in my opinion, nearly, if not all of it,
goes into the manufactories of Chinatown.
It pays a dnty of $1 per pound, and now let
us see how much the Government has lost
during the past Jive years by the manufact
ure of this into refined opium alter arriving
"Crude opium yields 62 per cent of
smoking opium, so that within the time
mentioned enough was brought into manu
factnre a little over 178,627 pounds of the
smoking article. The duty on this, if im
ported, would be $1,786,270, and subtract
ing the duty of $1 per pound, or $285,804,
we find that between July 1, 1884. and June
30, 1889, the Government) lost oyer $1,500.-
000 in duties. Now, let us look at the
profits of this manufacturing and see if it is
not more prontaoie tor opium to be manu
factured here than even to smuggle it
A GLANCE AT THE PEOFITS.
"The smuggler pays $7 to $8 per pound
for Lai Yuen opium in Hong Kong and
ships it here. The man who takes it in
charge to land it must have his divvy, and
the ring, supposing for the sake of argu
ment that there is a ring, must also have a
slice. These men take great risks in land
ing the stuff and must be well paid, and we
cannot compute their pay at less than 75
per cent of the original cost
"This, with other minor expenses, would
bring it up to nearly $12 per pound. The
smuggler sells for $17 and thus has a profit
of $5 per pound. The manufacturer 'buys
crude opium in Hong Kong for $3 per
-pound and pays $1 per pound dnty. It can
not cost him a great deal, say $3 per pound,
to refine it After putting on Lai Yuen
labels he sells it for the same rate as the
genuine, and makes $10 per pound. As I
told you some davs ago, I am assured that
there was a ring here some time ago, but if
there is one now I hare no evidence of it,
and I do not see why it should be smuggled
when it can be manufactured at such a
A gentlemen who has had long experience
with the opium trade said yesterday: "It is
almost out oi the question to make a case
against smuggled opium, and an officer may
be as painstaking and vigilant as possible
and still not be able to make a seizure which
will stick. It is a shame that the present
laws are not amended so that officers can
seize opium when they find it unstamped. I
believe, however, that Collector Phelps is
making every effort to secure the proper
The 9fnd Hoc Almost Overcome the Pe
troleum A Number of New Wells
A Peculiar Rivalry.
lEPICIAL TKLZGBAM TO TITB DISPATCH. 3
Buti.ee, December 25. The staple com
modities of this county just now are mud
and oil. As the first increases the latter de
creases. It is almost impossible to get sup
plies to the oil fields, and it
is , not - a rare thing to see ten
horses tugging at a boiler in the
streets, and six; and sometimes eight, at an
engine. The same trouble is experienced in
getting coal to wells not supplied with gas.
Under such circumstances drilling is very
expensive. No new work is undertaken that
can be delayed without loss, but it fre
quently occurs that a rivalry springs up be
tween owners of adjoining leases as to which
can draw the most oil from under the other's
lease. Eor this purpose wells are located
close to the dividing line by one, and the
other is compelled to do the same to protect
his interests. i
In such cases the race for the pay streak
is lively and interesting. 'A week's delay
might result in the loss of hundreds of dol
lars. Notwithstanding these difficulties,
over 100 wells are in process of drilling in
the several Butler fields, and new wells are
coming in daily. Within the past two days
ounon cs u aiser orougni in a bu-oarre.
The National Government treated the
member of the Pan-American Congress to
an 8,000-mile ride over the best equipped
railroads in the world. From pure national
pride it is a matter for thankfulness that the
gentlemen composing the Congress were not
permitted to examine the common country
roads in Allegheny county, or subjected to
the discomforts attendiug a few miles' drive'
The best roads in the world to-day are
those of England, Erance and Germany the
excellence of which is due to the fact that
those countries were the first to awaken
from the long sleep of the dark ages, and the
growing rivalry between, them necessitated
attention to tfieir roads for the proper prose
cution of both their military and their mer
cantile interests. In each country they
early came nnder the national supervision,
the results of which are seen in the most
splendid highways in existence, costing the
least to maintain, and in every way the
most satisfactory and economical for those
who use them. ' ,
IN THE BEGINNING.
Up to the advent of railroads, most Of the
settlements in this country we're along the
water fronts, and on the seacoasts, lakes and
rivers. The invention of steam, and the de
velopment of the railroad, seem to have
taken all our energies and resources, to the
neglect of our roads and highways, and now
that we have more miles of railway than the
whole of the Eastern Hemisphere, and about
all we can make to pay at present, we can
well afford to turn our attention to the mat
ter of highways, in which everybody should
be interested, for all have to use them, rich
and poor alike; those that ride and those
No country has a greater road mileage, in
proportion to the population, than the United
States, but while with characteristic Ameri
can push and hurry, the most extensive
means of communication and intercourse
have been provided, we have suffered the
consequence of a lack of anv general system
of public policy, covering the location, con
struction and maintenance of ways.
In many a case where one's travel leads
him through the oldfarmingregions of New
Eogland and the Middle States he may
take occasion to do anything but bless the
memory of the frugal early settlers who,
when the necessities of the case seemed to
demand that a road be established lor the
convenience of public travel, each contrib
uted a way across his tarm, lying perhaps
over the worst hill, and through the sandi
est, or the rockiest, or the wettest land, with
a view rather to the economy ot his best
pastures, than the saving in the years to
eome, of the time and strength of the travel
er obliged to use it
PAE BELOW THE AVERAGE.'
American roads are far below the aver
ager they certainly ,are the worst in the
civilized world.and always have been, large
ly as a result of permitting local circum
stances to determine tbe location, with little
or no regard Wor any general system, and
haste, and waste, and ignorance in building.
Old post-roads and turnpikes, in times no
further back than the War,afiorded the only
comfortable travel to be had in many parts
of the country; nor could the general bad
ness of the roads, by any means, be attrib-
Bat the More Than S9.999.9M Com at It
ThI. Year Fall Nearbr 9,M,M,
Con Short of Last Year's
Total Where it Grew .
New Yobk, December 25. The twelfth
annual estimate of the tomato packing ef
the United States during the season of 1880
-made by the .American -ffrocer. results in a
total of 2,976,795 cases of two dosen can
each, a shortage as compared with the sea
son of 1888 of 366,372 cases, or a redaction
of nearly 11 per cent. The deficiency- is
attributed to the unusual amount of rain
which fell on the Atlantic seaboaid daring
the summer and particularly to the heavy
storms in September, Had it not been lor
an extension of the industry and a good
season in the. Western and Southwestern
States and on the Bacific coast the supply
would have been unu-rnally' light
The result, based upon returns from over
400 factories, compares with that lor the
previous year as iollows:
Maryland 671.33S 88,738
Virginia and West Virginia. 184.171 150,000
New Jersey. 618.701 789,368
Delaware.-...,..,... 191,71)7 2Z7.TJ60
California 284.020 140,519
New York 142J80 W7.482
Ohio i. 154,280 1044W)
Indiana 194.150 153,150
Illinois...... ,.... 102,750 60,888
Mlshlgan 44.084 49,617
Iowa 107,905 108.703
Missouri...., 102.6U8 85,000
Kansas .....s 72,860 88,218
Nebraska..... j 42,000 42.100
Colorado ,....i 15,000 60,000
Canada ..s 34.326 73.990
Massachusetts 35.900 .29,760
Arkansas 67,093 21,100
Texas ,1..: 3.300, 20,000
Pennsylvania..!.... 17.2921 20,200
Connecticut...; 1L770 13.600
Tennessee 3.300 &800
North Carolina 4,950 1,400
Mississippi i.i. 7,000 1,330
Georgia ..; 2.6IX)
imiBixs gsi misisG jacii.ii.-
The Jauatees ef VUm Iarearive Klm Are
StM at Work
List of patents, issued to Western Penn
sylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia
investors on Tuesday, December 21, as fur
aished by O. D. Levis, patent attorney, 131
Tilth avenue, Pittsburg:
Edward C. Uoyer, Dayttgj, O, disk .harrow;
Samuel A. Collins, Troy, a, suspender buckle;
Frank P. Copper and A Hair, TUfln, O., signal
lantern; Charles O.Gole, QlenviUe, O., device
for darning stockings; James W. OllCFalrview,
0 fee,d rack; Thomas A. Gillespie, Pittsburg,
pipe Joint; Charles K. Hann, Colnmbus. window
screen; William Hardnlck, Erie, low water
alarrmFrederick Habler, Dowfbgton.PaMclamp;
William H. Jenks, Brookvllle, Pa., engine gov
ernor; Charles H. Coyle. .Easton, reflector and
mirror; Sanford D. Lockwood, Wheeling, tab
ular lantern; JunaMearU, Columbus, vehicle
hub band; C. W. Raymond.. Dayton, brick
pressing machine; John C. Robinson, Hampton,
W. Va., bail for bucket: Elmer W. Boss.
Springfield, feed cntter; Daniel B. Schaef-
jer, iv'ieetwooOt Fa, harvester; Albert
Sprague, Pittsburg; folding bed lounge;
uasius v. xnompson, fast Liverpool, u., at
tachment for fracile cookinsr vessels; Bamuel
E SproatMuncy, Pa., fruit evaporator; F. Van
Flat, Wilklnsburg. musical box; Thomas Wad
kins and J. H. Brown. Coal BlnfC. Pa coal tip
ple; Joslah W. Woods and K E. Beaver, Cen
ter, Pa., horse power; Kerr. Walton fc Co.,
Salem, O., chewing gum trade mark,
THE COLLECTOB 10 CONFISCATE.
Total 2.976,765 3,343.137
The total output in '1889 compares with
the pack of previous years as follows:
1884. t 2,021.177
1885. , ., 1,434,006
Total seven years...... 17,899,472
Average per year. , 2,657,067
Average peryear 1887-9 f 8,045v617
The average character ot the supply has
not been what it should. Although the
packing season has been closed less than
three months, there is a pronounced demand
for fine goods. The lack ot high grade goods
is probably due to the large quantity of
country-packed goods put up by inexperi
enced canuers. The result ot tbis is that
a difference exists in quotations between
standards and extra hand-packed goods of
from 25 to 40 cents per dozen. Such a dis
parity should put a premium upon the pack
ing of superior grades and induce canners to
make special efforts and incur extra expense
to establish a market and reputation for
The West and Southwest together can
now, in a fair season, be safely counted upon
to furnish one-third of tbe total supply. It
seems to be the rule that if we have, a bad
season in one section of the country it will
be good in another, so that the shortage in
one direction is compensated for by a large
supply from other directions.
Tomatoes during the past year have been
sold in this market from 70 cents tojl 15
per dozen. Throughout the season fine
goods have been in demand at lull figures.
In fact, we might say that at no time has
the supply of really choice tomatoes been
equal to requirements.
New Yobk, December 25. A well
known firm of wholesale liqdor dealers re
ceived about 200 gallons of rum and whisky
in casks a few weeks ago on the steamship
Eider. It was stated to the Custom House
authorities that the lianor was domestic
liquor, and had been sent across the ocean
and back again to improve its quality, and
an application was made to admit it free.
Collector Erhardt refused to pass upon it.
bnt he wrote to tbe Treasury Department
stating that; there were marks on the casks
showing that foreign liquor had at some
time been their contents. He recommended
that the liquor be turned over to Collector
of Internal Bevenue Kerwin for confisca
tion. He received a letter from Assistant
Secretary Tichenor ordering that tbis be
done. The value of the liquor is about
CT FOURTH AVENtfR
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Morgan &. Co, New York, Passports procured.
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THE COLLECTOE'S VIEWS.
Collector Phelps was up to his ears in
Chinese affidavits when a reporter broached
the subject of legislation on opium, but he
immediately turned his attention to his fa
"I have been averse to saying much on
this subject," he remarked, "but as you
know X am in correspondence with the au
thorities at Washington and with our repre
sentatives in Congress, and I hope before
long to have themattsr so adjusted that we
can control this traffic. As it is now we
are powerless, and though I have sent men
to all parts of tbe State for the purpose of
seizing smuggled opium, if possible, I don't
see bow it conld be done.
"I have never been able to understand
why the old Custom House regulation re
quiring the stamping of opium was re
scinded. It is true that it was only a Custom
House regulation and there couIdbe no
punishment for counterfeitiLg it, but still it
was something, and once in a while we could
catch a lot that was unstamped. This crnde
opinm business is growing, day by day, and
immense quantities arrive in this city" every
"WHEEE THE CEUDE OPIUM GOES.
One of the largest dealers in crnde opium
on this coast, whose place of business Is on
California street, was asked yesterday after
nonn regarding the' amount of crude mate
rial which is coming into San Francisco.
"I am of the opinion," he said, "that the
business is increasing every year. .The
price of opinm is very high this yeajfand
we are not importing so much, but have
calculated that mp to October 1 of j year I
well on the Samnel Marshal farm, on tbe
Big creek; W J. JIcKee, a. 50-barreler on
the Q. G. Shannon; Greenlee & Porst, one
oi the same capacity, on "the James Welsh.
Sutton&Co.,aNo.3, on the Q. G. Shan
non, is one bit In the sand and flowing
nicely at the rate of 75 or 100 barrels per
day; their No. 4 will reach the sand to
morrow or the next day. Christie & Co.'s
No. 1, on the Hugh McClelland, is in the
sand and showing for a good well. It is
some distance southwest ot developments.
Ruff Latshaw & Co. shot their No. 2 on the
ftolton yesterday, aud got an average well.
Abrams & Co., No. .2, .on the Hazlett, is in
the sand aud looks very promising. Green
lee & Forst Jiave two, and Christie Bro.'s
three wells on the James Welsh farm which
should reach the sand before the end of the
A WINTER CHAUTAUQUA
To beStarted In Florida an Annex to Tnl
Bbookxyit, December 25. At a meeting
held by the trustees of the Brooklyn Taber
nacle a project was finally worked into shape
which has for some, months been nnder dis
cussion. It is for the establishment ot a so
ciety to be called the T. DeWitt Talmage
Winter Chautauqua Association, to be lo
cated at Crescent City, Putnam county.Pla.,
and, like the summer schools of the same
nature, is intended to furnish not only re
fined amusement, but valuable instruction
by means of lectures, musical entertain
ments, etc., to those who attend its meetings.
These it is proposed to start about the mid
dle of February, 1890, to be continued for a
month, and the nrst attraction will be the
reverend gentleman for whom the associa
tion is named, and who will by that time
have returned from his trm to the Holv
A charter has been obtained, a stock com
pany formed and officers elected, among"
whom are Messrs. John Wood, Edwin Gil
bert, L. A. Ballard, Dr. H. A. Tucker, E.
H. Branch, Alexander McLean and James
K. Howe. Mr. L. A. Ballard, of Crescent
City, has been made general manager of the
real estate department, and parties inter
ested can procure further information by
applying to him, at 223 Fulton street,
Brooklyn, N. Y. It is proposed that the
profits of this enterprise shall assist in the
rebuilding of the Brookyn Tabernacle.
. ness oi i
r nted to
a lack of the proper materials for
TOOK OFF THE EEGULAT0E.
Blsgerstafl Invited Death, and it
Came nt HU CalL
The old story of the bursting grindstone,
so graphically described by Charles Reade
in "Put Yourself in His Place." is retold in
tbe inquest upon the death of John Bigger
staff, who was killed by the bursting of an
emery wheel at the Springfield foundry, on
Thirty-second street, on Tuesday. Bigger
staff was in a hurry to finish some work he
was doing on the Emery wheel and in order
to accelerate the speed took off a regulating
He was warned by a fellow workman not
to do so. but persisted, and in less than a
minute the wheel gained such a velocity
that it burst,, one piece striking the young
man on the head and breaking his skull.
Biggerstaff was 27 years of age, unmarried.
and boarded on Thirty-third street. The
Coroner will hold an inquest this morning.
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their construction. Indeed, it often ban.
pens that we find them tbe worst where nat
ural resources are the most abundant, and
tbe better roads are frequently found where
the natural conditions were so bad that the
ordinary crude and wasteful expenditures'
were out of the question.
Fifty years ago there was some excuse for
bad roads, for the country was poor. Now
it is rich, there is no excuse.
SEASONS FOB GOOD EOADS.
There are many reasons for goods roads.
xnev are a source ot comiort and con
venience to the traveler. They attract popu
lation, as well as good schools and churches.
Good roads improve the value ofprocertv.
so that it is said afarm lying five miles from
market connected by a bad road, is of less
value than an equally good farm lying ten
miles away from market, connected bv,a good
road. They encourage the greater exchange
of products and commodities between one
district or place and another. They benefit
tbe poor In the cities by enabling farmers to
regularly market their produce, and thus
keep prices down.
Yarions movements, already- nnder way,
in tbe.direction.of road Improvements, must
have, and are already having, their effect in
bringing about a material raising of the
average quality. The Governors of several
States made special and important references
to it in their annual messages, and in sev
eral States bills have been presented haying
in view the betterment of State highways,
by regularly organized systems of work, to
be carried out under the supervision of de
partments provided by the State.
The following outline, furnished by Colo
nel Albert Pope, of Boston, in a recent ad
dress, may suggest some idea of a scheme in
the right direction: A Commissioner of
Highways might be provided for. in the
Agricultural Department, with a corps of
consulting engineers,, and suitable appropri
ations made, lor tbe prosecution of ageneral
supervising Work. Under the charge of
this commission, full systems of maps should
be prepared, based largely, perhaps, upon
the working of the State and county boards,
showing more or less completely, as circum
stances would permit, the highways of the
WORK FOE THE STATES.
For co-operation with this central bureau
and the prosecution of the work in the most
thorough and practical way. each State
should have its highway commissioner,
charged with the highest interests of the
State in the way of maintaining its system
of roads under the most approved methods
and for the general public welfare. Then
the best practical results could probably be
attained by the division of the State "into
highway districts, consisting of couutiesor
perhaps townships, each of which should
have its overseer in full charge of the open
ing nd construction of new roads in his
district and the proper maintenance of all,
responsible for the expenditure of the regu
lar appropriations for these purposes.
These districts conld then be divided into
smaller ones under sub-overseers.
The importance and tbe value to any
country and every citizen, from the highest
to the lowest, whether'taxpayer or tramp, of
well constructed and properly maintained
roads, is not easily estimated, but clearly it
is greater than that of many interests which
are continually receiving the time and at
tention of the people in their-bomes, count
ing rooms, public meetings and legislative
An eminent writer says: "The road is that
physical sign or symbol by which. you will
best understand any age or people. If they
have no roads, they are savages, for the road
is tbe creation ot man, and the type of 'civ
TERRIBbE MIDNIGHT TEAGEDI.
A Man Harden Hla Wife. Co mmlia' Suicide
, and Borni the Home.
East Templeton, Que., December 25;
A man named W. P. Ford, who has been
out of his mind for some mouths, Tuesday
night about midnight murdered his wife.
The Jioise of the struggle awakened his
sister-in-law, Miss Bnsby, and his little
daughter, who were asleep upstairs. On
their appearing Ford attacked Mils Bnsby
with a razor, but alter a desperate struggle
she'- escaped with the little girl to a neigh
bor's house about a mile distant.
As they left the house they saw Ford cut
his throat with a Azor. The lamp having
been upset in the struggle it fired the house,
which was burned to the ground. It is
supposed Ford's body was burned with it.
Mr. Ford was a member of the Council
A New $200,008 FablicSchooI Going; op In
the B!t Metropolis.
New Yobk, December 23. One of the
largest and finest public school buildings in
the world has just bad its cornerstone laid
in this city, at tbe corner of St. Nicholas
avenue and One Hundred and Fifty-sixth
street, an admirable site commandingaview
for miles up and down the Harlem river. It
will be the new Grammar School No. 46.
The ceremonies were verv pretty. More
than one thousand school children,, bearing
flags and banners, marched to the grounds,
headed by tbe Hebrew Orphan Asylum
Band, and sang national airs.
The new building will be four stories
high, with a tower on St Nicholas avenue.
It will contain 36 class rooms, and will ac
commodate 4,00Cfpnpils. It will be of Belle
ville brownstone and Philadelphia brick,
with Wyoming bluestone trimmings, and
will cost about $200,000.
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Pittsbtjko, December 26, ISfH. .
The United States Signal Service officer In
this city tarnishes the inllowinc:
8:00 a. V M
12:00 M..... 62
20 r. Jf
s.oo f. m .;....
IMr. X .,...65
Klver at : T. M.. 7.2 faet, a change of 0.51n 24
Maximum temp.... 65
Minimum map 54
Mean tesin fin
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Brownsville- River 6 feet 'and sta
tionary. Weather clear; Thermometer 57
at 8 P. M. n
MOHOAJrrowN "River 4 feet 6 inches and
stationary. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 5S
Waeken Blver 8" 6-10 feet and falling.
Weather clear and pleasant.
lf now admitted by the medical authorities to
be a deficiency or undue waste ot Oxldizable
Phosphorus normally existing in the human
economy. The remedy consists in the admin
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