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THE PITTSBTJEG- DISPATCH, FKIDAY, MAECH 14, 1890.
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WALLACE IS FOUND.
Senator "Wallace has been found. This
will comfort a multitude of people who
were really anxious about the Clearfield
statesman. So many men are dissappear
ing these days. But last night he arrived
home in Clearfield. There is no doubt of
this. The reports that he was in several
parts of the world at one and the same
moment have happily been proven incor
rect. Senator "Wallace is in the flesh,
although he is said to have worn
off a goodly portion of his corporal envelope
during a rough voyage across the Atlantic.
.Next to knowing for certain that Mr.
Wallace is in the flesh and in Clearfield,
that able and amiable gentleman's friends
will be most interested in learning that he
is a candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor. His son admits, with
tne noble candor born ot youth, that Mr.
"Wallace is a candidate out and out, and
one who will be heard from in no uncertain
fashion berore the bluebirds have got in
their new furniture. A definition with or
'without diagrams it is uot said of his can
didacy may be looked for in the near future.
Several of Mr. "Wallace's iriends think he
is the only availably candidate for the
Democrats. This is very surprising from
Mr. "Wallace's Iriends.
Mr. Goodlander, in a talk about Mr.
"Wallace, casually lets drop a little bit of
information, intended for public digestion,
but peculiarly adapted for the private use
ot a Philadelphia bank president, regarding
the candidacy of ex-Governor Robert E.
Pattison. Mr. Goodlander says Mr. Pat
tison is not booked for the Governorship,
but the Mayoralty of Philadelphia. Pos
sibly this will be news to Mr. Pattison. It
is news to a good many Democrats in "West
ern Pennsylvania that is certain.
The solid chunk of wisdom vthich Mr. E.
A. Bigler donates to his brother Democrats
at this interesting moment deserves a solid
gold frame. Here it is: "It matters not who
may run for Governor on the Democratic
ticket unless there is a split in the Repub
lican party." Exactly so.
A CRISIS IE" ENGLISH POLITICS.
Lord Randolph Churchill is a pro
fessional acrobat in politics. At first his
singular somersaults, his ground and lofty
tumbling, his handsprings, and contortions
attracted considerable attention. It was a
novel and surprising sight; a nobleman,
brother to a duke, performing in the arena
of Parliament the antics of a mere place
man or vain charlatan hungry for applause,
no matter from what quarter. But even
the British public, which will pardon a
great deal in a lord, seems to have
crown tired of Signor Churchill and his
spangled suil. For a good while the party
leaders in Parliament have not cared what
the titled tumbler did; and we fear
some of them rather hoped that the net
would break and precipitate his lordship
upon the cold hard floor at the polls.
His latest feat had the merit of being
planned with, the laudable intention of
plaguing Her Majesty's Ministry, presided
over by Lord Salisbury. A couple of years
ago, nay last session, such an attack up the
Government would have done real damage
to the unprincipled conspirators who were
then plotting Parnell's ruin under cover of
The Times. Now the violence of his de
nunciation of the Tory party and its
Unionist allies only serves to convict him
of a lack of courage at a far more critical
moment in the past. "What he said about
Pigott the other day he could and should
have said seven or eight months ago. Lord
Randolph Churchill has not served himself
very much in coming over to the right
side at this late hour, neither has he dene
the cause of justice and true patriotism
nearly as great service as he might have
done had he struck out manfully in the
opening of the battle. Fortunately the
fight is practically won for the Liberals
already if recent events may be trusted
without Lord Churchill's aid. The bye
elections are all showing the set of the tide
in Gladstone's lavor. A member ot the
Tory Government on "Wednesday last ex
horted his constituents to prepare for an ap
proaching general election. This shows
that Salisbury is afraid to tarry longer. He
will find, we believe, that he has tarried
already too long. The final defeat of the
Tory and Unionist allies cannot be post
poned much longer. Deathbed conversions
may be looked for beyond Lord Churchill,
especially among the Unionists who were
ENGLAND IN MEXICO.
A curions phenomenon is presented in
Mexican financial affairs. It is that while
American capital, except that invested in
mines, is being withdrawn from Mexico,
British capital is flowing in and in greater
volume than ever. The inwardness of this
peculiar condition ol affairs seems to be that
American investors are more practically
acquainted with the possibilities of Mexico
than their English cousins, and are better
able to see that for a time at least further
investments in Mexico are riot advisable.
At the same time it is a fact that the United
States offers a profitable field for enterprise
that Americans are not disposed to over
look. But there is another reason for our exam
ining the economical condition or Mexico
to-day. The ascendency of British capital
there is complete. Last year alone well on
to $75,000,000 were sunk iu railways, lands,
mines, public securities, banks and other
enterprises, which with previous invest
ments constitute a tremendous mortgage on
the resources of the republic, rendering the
maintenance of law and order a matter of
almost as much importance to Great Britain
as to Mexico itselt. Specially over the rail
way system of the country has England got
a firm hold. The Mexican Railway, the
Interoceanic and the Mexican Southern are
English companies; the control of the Na
tional is in English hands, the Tehuantepec
is being constructed with British capital,
and the majority of the first mortgage bonds
of the Central have passed into English
hands. The money for the construction of
new railways, concessions for which have
been granted by the Government, will prob
ably be sought for in London. The drain
age of the valley of Mexico has been under
taken by English capitalists. English
banks are about to be established, several
million acres of land are owned by British
subjects engaged in cattle raising, and a
large proportion of the capital raised for
mining enterprises has been iound in Lon
don. The activity of English capitalists in all
parts of the New "World is one of the most
notable features of this era. "What the re
sults may be in Mexico is worth considering.
NEEDS SMOOTHING OUT.
It should surprise no one if in the course
of transforming the generous ideas of Mr.
Carnegie into practical form obstacles of
one sort and another should be discovered.
That anything can arise to prevent the erec
tion of the Carnegie Library in this city we
do not believe. The possibility of such an
untoward event is so remote that it is not
worth consideration. But a little matter
has forced itself betore the public, which
does not deserve to be called an obstacle,
but is rather an uneven place in the legis
lative setting of the library which may need
smoothing out. It has not even the quality
of surprise about it, for the contingency of
such a complication has been known and
discussed by the friends ot the library for a
The difficulty, such as it is, involves the
constitutionality of the relations of the city
to the commission having charge of the
library. Article III, section 20, of the
Constitution of Pennsylvania says: "The
General Assembly shall not delegate to any
special commission, private corporation or
association, any power to make, supervise,
or interfere with any municipal improve
ment, money, property or effects, whether
held in trust, or otherwise, or to levy taxes
or perform an; municipal function what
ever." This section of the Constitution was
aimed at a sort of commission very different
from that having charge of the library, but
at the same time its application is general
and it may render further legislation in
Councils necessary to make the path of the
Library Commission clear.
But the consideration of this and other
details that may come up for rectification
can be leit safely to Councils. "When all
concerned are anxious to pull together, the
boat is sure to go alone on an even keel to
the winning post.
They have a curions style of conducting
political campaigns in Peru. The proces
sions, band playing and red fire, which ac
company the hottest of political struggles in
this country, would not satisfy the fiery
Peruvian for a moment. A campaign with
out more or less blood-letting is not to be
thought of in that Southern clime. The
latest news from that happy country gives
us lull particulars of a pleasant little con
test between the friends of Senors Bernudez
Rosas in the city of Huanta, and the Prov
ince of Ayacucho.
Dr. Urbina seems to have been the most
prominent victim of more than a hundred
who were killed by the Indians. The assas
sins had imbibed strong drink with their
politics until they adopted, what the corres
pondent calls a "horrible mode ot pro
cedure." A personal feud existing between
the families of Lazou and Urbin. intensified
the bitterness of the struggle. The upshot
of the political campaign in this one town
of Huanta, was that most of the houses
were plundered or burnt, and gver a
hundred lives were sacrificed. Political
courtesy as it is practiced in Peru now de
mands that the friends of Dr. Urbina
should proceed to the place lavorcd with
the presence of the Lazon lamily, and sack,
burn and murder therein to as great an
extent as possible. The ambitious politicians
of our peaceful land who are tired of the
humdrum administration of the Republic,
and the comparatively uneventful character
of our political campaigns, should emigrate
for a season to Peru. It would prove a
tonic of greater strength we doubt not than
the famed Peruvian bars:.
A favorite argument of Secretary
Windom's for making Bedloe's Island the land
ins place for immigrants in New York harbor
is that foreigners would then be landed in the
shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Bartholdi's
heroic figure might impress the immigrants
favorably, but what the United States needs
more at its ports of entry are inspectors who
will detect and turn back paupers, criminals
and undesirable persons generally.
Chicago merchants are showing a dispo
sition to move to this city. Pittsburgers will
welcome snch immigrants. Chicago men may f
miss the smoke and windraess of their great
city here, but tbey will find more than the en
terprise, push and healthy expansion tbey have
been used to.
Eastward the course of influenza takes
its way. Persia is enjoying the disease just
now and TO deaths a day from it are reported in
Teheran alone. The land of the Shah is be
come the land of Achoo!
The British Government remarks very
gravely through a Parliamentary mouthpiece
that it has no means of knowing whether the
reports of Russian atrocities in Siberia are
true, and that it has no intention ot memorial
izing the Russian Government on the subject.
This is as about as important and edifying as if
President Harrlsou were to announce his in
ability to legislate for the inhabitants of the
planet Mars. But it is etiquette.
They know how to deal -with long
winded bores in the Manitoba Legislature.
Martin, a Frenchman, wanted to use up the
House's time for several days, but the majority
refused to adjourn and the uniortunate orator
talked himself out in nine and one-half hours.
Unless the -weather puts on a dry snit
of clothes and reforms there will be too much
water to suit the inhabitants of the Ohio and
Mississippi valleys before the week Is out.
Thirteen is an unlucky number, and it
sounds reasonable that thirteen hundred and
thirteen should be still more ominous of evil.
The career of a Pennsylvania railroad locomo
tive which bears this number deserves the
attention of those who laugh at superstitions
of this sort. It seems indeed to be an engine
A BEDFORD county Democrat is deter
mined to promote his party's cause from his
grave. His sons must be truo Democrats, his
daughters marry within the party lines, or bis
estate will go to the Democratic National Com
mittee. The stupidity of some of the depositors
ot the defunct Lawrence Bank is worth fram
ing. They prefer their bank books to divi
dends. Otje own P. T. Barnum sailed for these
shores from England yesterday. He is not
bringing the "tight little island" with him, but
his pocketbook contatns a precious souvenir
of his visit. Since the settlement of the
Alabama claims England has not paid America
such a price for the enjoyment of a circus.
Mb. Beigabt, a Pension Examiner in
Kentucky, choked to death while responding to
somelcompliments paid him at a banquet. We
have heard of a man being spoilt, but never
before of a man being killed by flattery.
The Dolph smelling committee is becom
ing strongly odorous of idiocy in its conduct.
It had better resolve itselt into secrecy and
Prophets of evil are not popular on the
Pacific slope. Erickson, who predicted the
destruction of San Francisco, Oakland, Ala
meda and other cities, was locked up in the
jail of the last named place yesterday. A
prophet should always launch his predictions
against the East when in the West.
TnE Hon. Thomas Davis, who is called
the patriarch of Rhode Island's Democracy,
bas decided to retlro from politics. He is only
eighty-three. But then the monotony of Rhode
Island politics is tiresome, we suppose.
The Mayor and Chief of Police in Alle
gheny want to spell jo-boat go-boat. But the
boatsmen say, "Not for Jo!"
It would be interesting to hear from Mr.
Cochran a definition of what he thinks the
qualifications of a librarian for the Carnegie
Library should be. Also Mr. Cochran's ideas
as to the qualifications of a janitor for the
same institution. Perhaps the first definition
would cover both cases.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Kino Menelek of Abyssinia bas had a
crown made in Milan, Italy, for S6000.
Mb. and Mrs. William C. Whitney have
added to their New York house a Louis XVX
Mr. Andrew Carnegie has sent 100 to
Lady Rosebery for the Scottish Home Indus
Mon signor Oafel has been living for four
years in retirement on a California ranch en
gaged in literary work.
On the 5th of next month Senator Edmunds,
of Vermont, will have served 21 years in the
United States Senate without a break.
President Harrison receives all sortB of
queer gifts. One of the latter is a razor from a
New York firm named "The President."
A son of Compte De Lesseps, known as
"Young De Lesseps," though his age 13 civen
at 66 years, is arranging for a visit to this coun
try with his family, it is stated.
The late ex-Governor English was the sixth
of Connecticut's ex-Chief Magistrates who have
died within scarcely more than as many years.
There are still surviving seven of her ex-Governors,
The German Emperor is exceedingly fond of
playing chess. King Humbert of Italy likes a
game of draughts. Czar Alexander has a pre
dilection for backgammon. King William of
Holland willingly plays piquet.
Sir Morell McKenzie. the great London
throat specialist, bas won two suits against
London newspapers for publishing disparaging
articles about his treatment of the late Em
peror Frederick of Germany. The damages
awarded amounted to 8,230.
L. O. Hine. one of the commissioners of the
District of Columbia, is considered the best
dressed man in Washington. One of his pecu
liarities lies in the fact that he always wears
Wellington boots. No matter what is the sea
son of the year a bunch of fresh violets is al
ways worn on his coat.
To the Rescue of Valley Force
From the Reading Times.
Wo are pleased to see that the question of
rescuing Valley Forge from the hands of a pro
posed desecratioj, is being discussed far and
wide. Prominent and influential newspapers
ot Philadelphia and New York, besides many
of the journals throughout the State, have re
cently contained strong editorial protests
against it, accompanied with suggestions that
that historic ground be mado the property
either of the General or Stato Government, and
be converted into a park.
A Dash ol Snrcnsm.
From the Indianapolis Sentinel.
To bo the homo of the champion ball
club would be a better advertisement for
Indianapolis than to be the home of the Presi
dent. Indianapolis would also be prouder of
the fact, too, in view of past experience.
THE NEW POSTAGE STAMP.
Boston Herald: The new postage stamps
seem to be rather backward in coming for
ward. ' '
Philadelphia Record: A reissue ot frac
tional currency has been proposed. But the
new postage stamps tear to pieces readily
enough for all fractional purposes.
Pailadelphia Public Ledger: Probably
the first official portrait to represent Washing
inston with red bair and exceedingly florid
countenance is the steel engraving of him now
sold by the Government for 2 cents apiece.
Johnstown Tribune: The new 2-cent post
age stamps are thin and flimsy, and should be
replaced by others. It is one of the disad
vantages of the Government contracting with
the lowest bidder. The contract should bo
made with tho best bidder, which, of course,
would cover good material and low price.
Bt. Paul Globe: The papers are too critical
about the new postage stamps. They were the
first Wanamaker ever made, and he could not
be expected to do handsome work. The New
Y'ork Times speaks of the portrait of Franklin
on the 1-cent stamp as a "putty-faced personifi
cation or senility." But tbey go, all the same.
Scranton Timet: Postmaster Wanamaker's
2-cent stamp will save the people of the United
States a good deal of licking Tt acres of it, it
is estimated, on every 100,000,CKiO stamps used
annually. But his conduct has caused a car
mine blush to appear on the face of the Father
of.his Country, which is pictured on the stamp.
Lancaster Intelligencer: The new 2-cent
stamps are said to tear so easily that many are
damaged by the postolfice clerks who have to
separate the sheets rapidly for retail sales.
There are also growls against the postal cards,
and Mr. Wanamaker does not seem toliae
made a favorable impression by these little
changes, whatever ho may accomplish with
From the Mew York Herald, j
American statesmanship must recocnize the
strange conditions which now govern the world.
With all the world arming, America cannot go
around in her nlghtclothos. She mnst prepare.
She must be armed and have a navy which will
enable her when she speaks to do so in the
tones of one who has a hand on the hilt of the
Whero Is Young; Rennnlt t
Arnold Schneider, the Belgian Consul, re
ceived a letter yesterday from Louis Vossion
the French Consul of Philadelphia, asking the
whereabouts of a young Frenchman named
Alexander Renault, who is supposed to be in or
near Pittsburg. He is a native of Gourey, on
tho north coast of France.
Methodism In Utah.
Millville, N. J., March 13. Considerable
routine business was transacted by the Metho
dist Episcopal Conference to-day. A number
of addresses were made.among them Rev. M. It.
Stowe. of the Utah Mission, spoke of the
spread of Methodism in that Territory.
COLONEL M'KNIGHT'S 0RDEES.
Instruction! for the nibernlnn Rlilea' Parade
on 61. Patrick's Day.
Colonel Felix McKnight, Commandor of the
A. O. H. Rifles, B. of E., yesterday issued an
order to the companies which will partici
pate in the parade on St. Patrick's Day. It is as
Company A in command of Captain John
Crowly, 80 men; Company 13, of Braddock, in
command of Martin Daily, 30 men; Company C,
Captain Patrick Keenan, 85 men: Company D,
of ilcKeesport, in command of William Hines,
75 men; Company li of Lawrenceville, In com
mand of Captain Martin Coyne, 40 men; Com
pany F, of Mansfield, in command of Captain
Patrick McDermott, 45 men.
Company C will meet at Flannerj's Hall at 9
A. si. to escort Division No. 9 to Webber's Hall,
corner South Twenty -seventh and Sarah streets.
Company B, of Braddock, and Company D, of
McKeesport, will disembark from the train at
Thirtieth street, and Company F, ot Mansfield,
will disembark at the Panhandle depot, South
side. Companies nimcly. B, C. D and F will
assemble at Webber's Hall at 9:45 A. it., proceed
to Grant street, and be ready to move at 11
o'clock. Companies A and E will meet at Hit
ter's Hall, I'enn avenue, at 10 o'clock, to escort
Grand Marshal William Rochford to Grant
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
The Observance ot Lent Haiv to Draw the
Line ns to riny-GoIng Prohibition ol
the mirror 911s Coehlnn's Penance A
Sapper That la Served in Vain.
'"The observance of Lent is about as usual this
year. No particular change has come over
the community in this regard. Lent is ob
served principally by Pittsburg without alarm,
or not observed at all. The devout of the
churches which pay strict regard to Lent are
of course not included in this category.
Yet who can doubt, without considering the re
licious meaning of the institution, that a season
of fasting and phjsical abstinence would be a
wonderful help to the world? But men are
nearly as careless about their bodies as about
their souls, and tbey cannot spare time to think
how thcymight spare themselves.
A nice distinction In the observance of Lent
was made by a man of business yesterday.
"We are good enough Episcopalians to stay
away from the theater in Lent," said he, "ex
cept when such attractions as Jefferson and
Florence or a Gilbert and Sullivan opera come
A penance self-imposed by an Allegheny
belle consists ot a strict abstinence from
gazing upon her fair features in the looking
The penance Is telling upon the devotee ter
ribly. She looks anxious always now, and the
steady gazoot any vis-a-vis is enough to mako
her cheeks match her coral earrings. The
cause of this pertubationof spiritsbe explained
to a friend of her own sex thus: "I am afraid
continually that my toilet may bo glaringly in
completedisarranged or disordered; or that
my bang may have curled Itself up in a ridicu
lous way it has of doing, or that somehow or
other tho loss ot the review in the glass may
have mado me in some way a fit object for
And yet the prohibition of a mirror seems
trifling until you, providing you're a woman,
take the pledge.
AiTiss Rose Coa iilan must bo playing in
"Jocelyn" as a penance. It is a very cruel
one at that to the penitent and the public
Such a el oo my, lacbrymoso play I bave not
seen for a long while. Of course Miss Coghlan
makes something of It, but she is bowed down
with the bittpr woe of the character.
On Wednesday afternoon I dropped in and
just caught the most powerful act of the play,
tho third. A conspiracy of creepiness and
crime; of moans ana sneers, and groans and
jeers, winding up with a crash of firearms and
a fine situation. The S-year-old baby in the
seat in front of me showed good sense in cover
ing her face with ber chubby palms from the
curtains rise to us lau. f
wnai induces jiiss logman to preier
"Jocelyn" when she has "Peg Woffington" and
"Foreot-Me-Not" in her repertoire surpasseth
tho knowledge of man. Last night in her own
version of Charles Reade's charming story
Miss Coghlan made a graceful, gracious and
gr the way, a staid and industrious lawyer
who visited tho Grand Opera House on
Wednesday afternoon to refresh bis memory, I
presume, upon practice in murder cases, is
desirous of knowing why nobody tasted that
elaborately-served supper in act 111. That
marble adventuress Jfme de Montaigne did
not lift a cover or kiss a goblet although the
waiting maid was careful to tell her that the
supper was a daisy from theAVhlte Horse Inn;
and Miss Bancroft looked as if she had a good
appetite. When Prince Saviani camo in ho
mado some remarks about the timeliness of the
spread, and throw oil his coat, laid by his sword,
was rude to his mistress, and in fact showed in
every way that he was ready for a meal. He
even drew up bis chair to the table, but he
arose without touching meat or drink, took his
coat and hat, his sword and bis leave. Perhaps
the tablecloth wasn't clean. I bave known a
smaller thing to turn a man's stomach.
When Jocelyn came in, looking wan and
weary, the odds against the snpper being eaten
dropped. Tho betting veered clear around
when Jocelyn came to the conclusion that she
might just as well eat supper with Jlfme. de
Montaigne as pull her bair. No sooner bad
she seated herself than the horrid clash of
swords without spoiled her appetite. And so
the curtain fell upon a supper served on silver
My friend, the attorney, would like to take
this case to tho Supreme Court, in the interest
of the people who are tantalized by the sight
of the dish covers, which are never lifted, and
the flajrnns that stand, as Mrs. Malaprop says:
"Like Patience on a mantelpiece."
spring is coming.
"I Know that spring Iscomlnir,"
dang the blue bird, it lth a twitter,
"I know the tprlng Is coming;
bee her little lanterns glitter
On the lawn, they glint and glimmer,
fact the blades of grass a-shlnimer,
Spring Is coming!
Spring Is coming!
' 'Winter's snow Is turned to flowers.
bee the crocus' shining pctalsl
llow each golden pistil dowers.
With Hie loveliest or metals.
All the lawn eachjlantern's lighted.
Dark old winter Hies aflrlghtcd;
Spring Is comlngl
Spring Is coming!"
Tbe Bearing Sen Question.
From tbe Philadelphia Hccord.
It is reported from Washington that the
Bebring Sea question is apnroaching a settle
ment on the ground laid down by Secretary
Bayard. In fact, there is no reasonable basis
of negotiation except in a surrender of the ab
surd c'ann of this Government to exclusive
jurisdiction over Bebring Sea. But it is ob
servable that the jingo organs that clamored so
furiously against ex-Secretary Bayard are per
fectly quiescent over Secretary Blaine's move
ments in tbe same direction.
It All Depends.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.!
In case Ohio votes for Presidental electors
by districts the Democratic ticket maybe
Cleveland and Campbell. If Indiana adopts
tbe same method It maybe Campbell and Gray.
AN ACTOR'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Fred Leslie Thinks Ho Nearly Met Death
ot BIrcliall's Hands.
London, March 13. Fred Leslie, the well
known actor of tbo Gaiety Company, said in
an interview to-day that he firmly believed that
he himself came near being made a victim of
Reginald Birchall'a murderous monomanis..
It appears that while in America he was in
the habit of receiving frequent requests to sit
for his photograph. Among those who wroto
was Birchall, and while in New York he ac
ceded to tho latter's request and called, by ap
pointment, at a certain house. The door was
opened bv Birchall himself, who seemed to be
alone. There was a studio-like room at the
back of the premises, but otherwise no appear
ance that tbe photographic business was being
earned on there. Leslie was posed for a por
trait and Birchall threw a cloth over his head
to obtain the proper focus, but there were no
signs of tins or camera. The actor called
Birchall's attention, but tbe latter replied that
it was a "new style."
"This somehow reminded me." continued
Mr. Leslie, "that Charley Dauby, who Is an
amateur photographer, had promised to look
in on me. On lnentioninsi this to Birchall, ho
turnea deadly pale, and seemed quite discon
certed, I now honestly believe that my making
this statement was tho only thing that saved
my life, judging from subsequent develop
ments, as it would bavo been the easiest thing
in the world for Birchall to have used an air-
gun wbllo uretending to locus me. i was wear
ing considerable jewelry at the time, and had
a large sum of money about me. However,
Dauby soon arrived, and Birchall pretended to
take his photo, but it never materialized, nor
did I over lay eyes on Birchall again."
A letter from Mr. Leslie, niaklnjr an appoint
ment for a sitting was among the papers found
upon searching Birchall's luggago since his
arrest in Canada.
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
From the Lancaster lntelllgencer.3
Ex-Mayor C. F. Evans, of Reading, an
nounces himself a Republican candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He
filled the office ot Mayor of Reading for three
terms. He is f ot Montooth as long as he Is In
An Aliy Fairy "siniciur
Andrew Carnegie yesterday was asked if be
contemplated tbe erection of a mammoth hotel
at Braddock for tho convenience of his unmar
ried employes. Ho said: "If that mammoth
hotel never has any more foundation than the
report, it will be the airiest structure ever put
up. I never even dreamed ot such a thing."
EFFECTED AN ORGANIZATION.
Mrs. Shepherd Succeeds In Establishing c
ritlsburc Secret Society for Women.
Nightmares in which priests. Mother Su
periors, barred convent doors and suffering
nuns run riot were in order last night, in this
city, the result or the lectures given by Mrs.
Margaret Shepherd, yesterday afternoon and
last evening, in Lafayette Hall. Her subjects
wore: "The Awful Penances Performed In
Nunneries," and "My Conversion and How I
Left the Nunnery." The afternoon lecture was
for ladies only, and the hall was filled, includ
ing both galleries. In her expose of convent
life. Mrs. Shepherd tells ol the most terrible
and revoltinc practices, and declares the suffer
ings of the nuns are almost beyond comprehen
sion. By the mere recital of her own alleged ex
Seriences behind closed convent doors, Mrs.
bepherd succeeded in invoking cold chills In
the audience of such strength and vigor that
had tho aqua pura been in proximity the Ice
question for the coming summer would have
-been solved forthwith. Tho horrors, with
which the audience were frozen and roasted by
turns, surpass an ordinary imagination, and
Siberian tortures become almost a mattor of
The object of Mrs. Shepherd's visit to Pitts
burg, to organize a branch of the National
Association of Loyal Women of American
Liberty, was accomplished at the close of her
afternoon lecture, but the organization was
eirected without any enthusiasm. Mrs. Shep
herd read the constitution and by-laws of the
society, and explained fully that
every applicant must be a model
of decorum before becoming a
member of that conservative body. All appli
cants were subjected to such a rigid catechism
regarding their name, address and their church
relations that it required considerable courage
for any one to become a candidate for member
ship. The lady was slightly inconsistent in ono
particular. She attacked the Catholic Church
very bitterly for its closed doors, but admits
that the society of which she is President is a
secret society in reality, if not in name. The
business meetings are always conducted in se
cret, and the utmost precaution Is taken to pre
vent any one who is not a member entering a
meeting of the society. The object of the society
is to protect the civil institutions of th e country
from Catholic rule. Tho workings of the soci
ety could not be discussed, Mr. Shepherd said,
until the applicants became membors. Officers
were elected and a meeting called. While the
society is non-partisan, according to its advo
cate, it deals quite extensively in nolitlcs.
The officers of tho Pittsburg branch of tho
society are: President, Mrs. W. Thompson:
First Vice President, Mrs. Charles E. Locke;
Second Vice President. Mrs. Kate Torrence;
Treasurer, Mrs. Llde Todd; Secretary. Mrs. L.
W. Jones; Board of Directors, Mrs. William
Aull, Mrs. Frazer, Mrs. Brownhaven, Mrs. R.
H. Jones and Mrs. C. V. Wilson.
A DELIGHTFUL AFFAIR.
Entertainment for Prof. Stephenson's
Widow a Success.
A delightfnl entertainment was held last
night at tbo Lawrence School, Fifteenth ward,
for the benefit of the family of the late Prof.
Stephenson. The large room in which the af
fair took place was overcrowded, many persons
havinc to stand out In the hall. Mr. Samuel
Kerr was master of ceremonies. A well-trained
chorus of little school children opened the
musical part of the programme by singing
Mendelssohn's beautiful hymn, "Praise the
Lord." Quite a number of vocal solos; duos
and recitations were next given.
Those who participated m the evening's en
tertainment were: The school children, Mrs.
Dr. J. E. Miller, Mrs. Emilie Young Fricue,
Misses Sadie and Florence Smltbson, Annie
House, Lillio Conncllv. Charles Hettenberg,
Dr. J. A. Calhoun, H. R. Easier, F. J. Basler,
C. Leu is Quartet and J. J. Phillips' Quartet,
Socially and financially the affair was a great
success and will be repeated this evening,
though with a change of programme.
A SCENE OF GUOD CHEER.
An Enjoynblo Aftornoon Reception at tbe
imory 31. E. Church.
Tho Emory M. E. Church, at East Liberty,
was the scene of much good cheer yesterday
afternoon, the result of the cup that cheers
but doesn't inebriate, which was presented to
friends by the members of the Ladies' Aid So
ciety of that church, and also the kindly atmos
phere which always radiates around anything
and everything that old-established organiza
Beside the cheering cup, delicious sandwiches
and delightful cake were served entirely com
plimentary, and in such a charming manner
that it made the edibles doubly appetizing.
The reception was tendered to tho entire con
gregation of the church, and will long be re
membered as one of the most enjoyable events
In the history of tbe cburcb.
WIII Return in Triumph.
As triumphantly as Nellie Bly returned to
New York City after her wonderful journey
around the world will she, return to Pittsburg
this morning, whence she started on her jour
ney of fame. Success greeted her efforts in
both journeys, and tbe plucky little woman
has much to congratulate ber tiny self over as
she visits tho scenes of her early professional
efforts. She will arrive in the city this morn
ing, -and will probably spend the day in receiv
ing early-day friends and chatting over old
times. Her lecture at Old City Hall this even
ing promises to be one of the most interesting
events of the season, and a large audience will
greet tho petite traveler.
Tho riiilhnrmanics' Concert.
A goodly audience of musical people occup ied
Old City Hall last evening in honor of the con
cert given by the Philharmonic Society. The
programme was a very interesting one, and the
musical attractions that appeared were Mrs.
Adah S. Thomas, Miss Grace Miller and Mis
Jessio Long, sopranos; Miss Caroline Schmertz,
contralto: Mr. l. M. Bullock ana Mr. Frank A.
Ammon, baritones, and Signor Gilli, tenor;
Mr. E. A. Wall, solo clarionetist; Joseph H.
Gitttngs, pianist; beside tbe Mandolin Trouba
dours and tbe Philharmonic Society, of which
Mr. Thomas F. Kirk is director.
A MUSICAL and literary entertainment and
pound social will be given by Americus Castlo
No. 220, Knights of the Golden Eagle, at Mystic
Chain Hall, corner Frankstown avenue and
Station street, Friday evening, Marcn 21, 1S90.
P. A. Shanor lectured in the hall of the Y.
M. C. A., Main street, Sharpsbnrg, last evening
undor tbe auspices of that society on the sub
ject "Perils of the Republic"
Under the auspices of "The Kings Sons and
Daughters" in the Second Presbyterian Church
next Thursday evening. Rev. Georgo T. Purvis
will lecture on "Success."
SWEET TtG WOFFINGTON.
A Charming Performance by Miss Coslilan
In Chillies Rende's Piny.
If any proof were needed of Miss Coghlan's
claim to be considered a genuine artist m the
fullest and best sense of tbe word it was given
last night in ber presentation ot tho loveable
figure of Peg Woffington in the play of that
name by Charles Reaaei She brought a sunny
disposition, a wonderful flow of spirits and a
tenderness that had a nameless witchery in it
to the fulfillment of the character. The nobil
ity of the heroine, as Charles Reade drew her,
surely was never better exhibited than in Miss
Coghlan's portrayal. She triumphed in the
dancing of a minuet as a grand lady, and as a
woman of ereat heart in the jig at the Triplets'
bumble studio. There was not, or there shonld
not have been a dry eye in tbe house during
the interview between Peg Woffington and
Mabel Vane in the last act. Altogether it was a
charming performance, which the audience ap
preciated thoroughly. The recalls were numer
ous, and the applause irequent.
The company supported Miss Coghlan with
such even merit that it would bo invidious to
singln out individuals for speciil praise. But
Mr. E. Tom Webber's work as Triplet was ex
ceptionally good. Such a touching and yet
amusing picture of f orlornness and poverty has
soldom been seen.
HUNGRY INDIANS REBEL.
They Object to tbe Civilizing Methods
Adopted by nn Accnt.
Minneapolis, Slarch 13. The Indians at
Crow Creek Asency, South Dakota, are raising
serious objections to the quantity of rations
issued to them each week. As many ot tho In
dians ate well enough civilized to be self-supporting
the Indian Agent has gradually re
duced the rations furnished them. In order to
make them have more dependence upon them
selves for their daily bread.
There was quite a serious disturbance when
the rations were distributed last Saturday.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Jnilxc Andrew J. Dnvls.
lltrrrE. Mont., March 13. Judge Andrew J.
DaK probably the richest man Iu Montana, died
last nicut, seed 71 years. lliestite is variously
estimated at p, 000, coo to ?I0.ouo, ouo.
Louisa J. l'ressly, wire of Key. John C. Steele, of
Warrensburg, Mo., and well-known in this city,
died Wednesday, at the former place.
THE TARIFFJ)N WOOL.
A Document Issued by ibe Officers of tbe
Ohio Association Tbey Are Satisfied
Willi tbe IWcKlnley Schedule.
"ITTASHINGTON, March 13. David Harpster,
Presidout of the Ohio Wool Growers' As
sociation, and Judge William Lawrence, a
member of the same association, have prepared
for publication tbe following statement, ex
planatory of the wool schedule in the tariff bill,
now under consideration by the House Com
mittee on Ways and Means:
"We have examined for the first time to-day
schedule K. providing duties on wool and man
ufactures of wool, prepared by Hon. Williarp
McKinley, Chairman of tbe House Committee
on Ways and Means, and his associates on the
committee, and heretofore agreed to. It pro
poses a duty of 11 cents per pound on clothing
wool, double on washed and treble on scoured;
on combing wool 12 cents per pound, and
treble on scoured wool; unwashed carpet wools
of the value of 12 cents or less, including
charges at the last port of export, the duty to
be Sii cents, and if washed 7 cents, if scoured
8 cents: on carpet wools valued at over 12
cents the duty on unwashed is 8 cents, double
if washed and treble if scoured. It provides
for standard samples to be deposited In the
custom bouse-!, and contains provisions to pre
vent 'round lot' frauds, 'sftrting frauds,' ad
mixture frauds.' and defines washed and
Better Thnn Ever Before.
"AS t0 so"ca"el carpet wools, tne proposed
provisions are much better than were
ever incorporated in any tariff law, and these
are the wools that just now are injuring the
wool industry of the United States more than
any other. We learn upon reliable authority
that under the law as It now stands 75 per cent
of the carpet wools being imported will make
excellent clothing, such as was used by our I
soldiers during tho war, and that if shagcy
coods continue to increaso in fashion as they
have durinc the past two years, 75 per cent of
the carpet wools imported will be used for
clothing, and further, that if clothing wool can
be imported as carpet wool at 2K cents, the
duty ot 11 cents on clothing wool will not be
operative; that If the cost of merino is too far
above the cost of carpet wools, manufacturers
will abandon the use of merino wool to some
extent for the cheaper earpet wool, thus bring
ing down the price of mer-no wool.
"The farmers of the United States, and the
pcoplo generally, whose prosperity is dependent
on tne success of our agricultural industries
are to bo congratulated on tbe fact that Major
McKinley and those co-operating with him on
the Committee of Ways and Means, have pro
posed a measure of such immense value. The
proposed duty is an increase of I cent per
pound on clothing and combing wools over tho
S resent Jaw. The Senate bill which passed
anuary 22, 18S9, proposed i cents on carpet
wool whether washed or unwashed, but tbe
rates of tbe proposod bill of 3 cents on un
washed with tne higher rates on washed and
scoured make it much better for wool growers
than tbe Senate hill.
Tbe Immigration Question.
'J'iie Senate and House Committees'on Immi
gration held their first joint meeting to
day at which Secretary Windom and Solicitor
Horsburn, of the Treasury Department, were
present, and the first-named gave a statement
of the reasons that induced him to take chargo
ot the landing of immigrants at New York.
In the course of this statement it was devel
oped that the Ford committee of last Con
gress in their report recommended that tho
National Government take charge of this mat
ter. Their reports of the manner in which
operations at Castle Garden were conducted,
and ol the condition of affairs there the Secre
tary said also seemed to warrant, if not de
mand, a change. The Secretary was asked why
be had selected Bedloe Island as tbe landing
place for immigrants under the new arrange
ment. He answered that Governor's Island
would have suited him just as well in fact,
was examined by bim with a view to locating
the landing station there; but the military
authorities objected to giving up control of the
island, and he was compelled to look elsewhere.
Tho Treasury Department bad a foothold on
Bedloe Island, audit was in addition deemed to
bn tho proper place to land immigrants under
tbe shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Tbe
island contained 13 acres; five of them aro de
voted to tbe park surrounding the statue, and
tbe remainder may be utilized for tbe necessary
buildings for the accommodation of immigrants
and the transaction of business. These build
ings will bo erected on the west side of tbo
Tho Pacific Rnllrond Debt.
The House Committee on Pacific Railroads
io-uay luuuer cuusiuereu iu question as
to whether it should report a single bill provid
ing for a settlement of the Government indebt
edness of tbo Union Pacific Railroad and tbe
Central Pacific Railroad (as was done by the
Senate Committee), or should report separate
bills in the case of each of the companies.
There Is a marked difference of opinion in the
committee upon this question; and this morn
ing's discussion did not result In an agreement.
Tho published statement that the Secretary of
the Treasury bas moneys to the credit ot the
companies in their first mortgage bond3 was
also discussed and tbe following resolution was
ordered to be presented to the House:
Resolved, That the Secretary of tho Treas
ury be requested to inform tbe House whether
the Government of the United States is. the
owner or bolder of any of tbe first mortgazo
securities of any of the Pacific railroad com
panies which were aided Dy tbe Government;
and if so the amount of such securities beld or
ouned by the Government; when and in what
manner and by what authority the same were
acquired. President Charles Francis Adams,
of tbo Union Pacific Railroad Company, will
be heard by tbe committee next week upon tbe
pending Union Pacific bilk
Oklahoma as a Territory.
""The House to-day passed the Oklahoma bill.
It is a substitute for the Senate bill on tbe
same subject. Tho bill contains provisions
which, in substance, fix the boundaries of the
new Territory so as to include the Cherokee
outlet, with a proviso that no lands which tbe
Indians occupy, nnder treaty or law, shall be
included without their consent, except for
judicial purposes. They extend over the new
Tciritory tho Constitution and laws of the
United States and the coi'e of Nebraska, with
out interference with tbe local Indian govern
ments acting under their treaty rights.
Seven counties are established. The county
seats are to bo at Guthrie. Oklahoma Citv.
Norman, Lisbon or Kingfisher, Beaver, Still
water and one more to be fixed by the Secretary
of tbe Interior. Tho Cherokee outlet is de
clared to bo public land and open to settlement
nnder the homestead laws, and bona flde
settlers and occupants are given a preference
right. The sections after No. 24 are devoted to
the establishment of a judicial system in the
Indian Territory, which is to be divided into
thres districts, and courts are to be held at
Munrogoo and Vinita, and Ardmore and
Fractional Paper Currency.
A N adverse report was made to the House
Committee on Banking and Currency to-day
by a sub-committee on the various bills for the
issue of fractional paper currency. Tbe report
was discussed at some length. It seemed to be
the sense of the committee that some action
shonld be taken in the matter, and a mijonty
of members expressed themselves in favor of
establishing a fractional paper currency in
connection with the postal service. It was final
ly agreed that consultation should be held with
tbe Postmaster General and the House Com
mittee on Postofflces andPostroads concerning
Tbnt Secret Session Inqnlry.
'"THE Dolph Investigating Committee was at
work again to-day with the usual result.
George H. Harries, of tha Washington Star,
was, called. When Senator Dolph approached
air. Harries to administer tbe oath, the latter
expressed bis unwillimrnes to be suorn until
satisfied that the committee bad been regularly
and dulv constitntcd. Ho had, he said, read
tbe proceedings of the Senate with great care,
and had observed no mention whatever of tbe
appointment of such a committee. The reso
lution, passed in secret sessi6n, authorizing the
committee to make investigation was shown to
Mr. Harries, which he said was perfectly satis
factory, although it did seem to be a betraval
of executive session matters by the commit
tee, and be was sworn. He declined to answer
nhen asked bow he obtained a report of tbo
proceedings of the secret sessions of the Sen
ate. Connellsvllle's New Postmistress.
fFKCIAL TKLEOhAM TO IHS DIEPATCK.l
Connellstille, March 13. A telegram was
recoived hero to-night announcing the con
firmation of Mrs, Josephine Reid as Postmist
ress of this place. Bhe succeeds J. A. McBetb,
and takes charge April L
A New Church for Braddock.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE TJIsrATCII.1
Braddock:, March 13. The Reformed con
gregation of this place, will break ground tbe
first week of next month, for a new church, to
be locited on Fourth street, In the Third ward.
Doesn't Look Like n heltlrmcnt.
Ottawa, March 13. Mrs. Tapper, wife of
the Minister of Marine, left for Washington
tliis attemoon to join her husband. This would
indicate that the Bebring Sea negotiations will
not be concluded for some time.
AMONG THE HISTORIANS.
Father Lambing Rends on Interesting Paper
oa Ibe Typical Pioneer.
At the regular monthly meatlng of tbe West
ern Pennsylvania Historical Society, yesterday
afternoon, tbe following officers were unani
mously elected :
President. Hon. Charles S. Fetterman; Vice
Presidents, Dr. George H. Keyser. Thomas
Harper, Jacob Keese, Prof. L. H. Eaton and
J. C. Porter; Recording Secretary, Rev. A- A.
Lambing; Corresponding Secretary, David W.
Miller; Treasurer, John Fnllerton.
Rev. A. A. Lambing read a paper on "Tho
Typical Pioneer." Lowis Wetzel was chosen
by Father Lambing as an illustration of tbe
pioneer of tbe eighteenth century. Wetzel was
born in 1763. When 11 years of aze he was liv
ing on Wheeling creek. He was captured by
the Indians and taken into Ohio, whero they en
camped for tbe night on tbe bank of tbe Ohio
river. While tbe Indians' were sleeping, Lewis
and bis younger brother, who was also a cap
tive, made their escape, and. with a rifle tied
across bis back, swam, in company with his
brother, over tbe Ohio river, and returned in
safety to bis home.
An expedition to attack tbe Indians, who
were becoming troublesome on tho border, set
out from Beech Bottom August 6. 17S8. This
expedition was the practical start of Lewi3 on
a career of Indian-fighting, in which ho dis
tinguished himself for undaunted courage and
daring in strategy of the Indian style. About
1S00 he visited New Orleans, and there was ar
rested and imDrisoned on account of some
trouble he got into. He died In Ohio in tbe
yearlSOS. His life was fnll ofadventures.be
having in several instances made some mar
velous escapes. He served through all of tbe
Indian wars as a scout after his loth year
Another person mentioned by Father Lamb
ing was Ebenezer Denny, who was the first
Mayor of Pittsburg. Denny, when only 13
years old, carried messages from Carlisle to
Fort Pitt, and also had many Indian adven
tures. In closing. Father Lambing gave an
elaborate sketch of the hardy life led by these
old pioneers; their little cabini; the homely
food; their courage, cunning and readiness in
all emergencies, and the kindness of heart
which was covered by the rough exterior of the
Rev. Mr. Leichleiter read a paper entitled
"General Henry Boquet," by whom the old
"redoubt" was built. The paper was a bio
graphical sketch of General Boquet's life. The
location ot his grave is not known, although bo
died in Florida of yellow fever.
RESULT OF A LEAD CORNER.
Creditors of the Corvrlih Estate Waat a
Chicago, March 11 A cross bill was filed in
the Superior Court to-day by tbe Union Na
tional Bank, Everett &. Post, the Pennsylvania
Lead Company, and Thomas J. Phillips, of St.
Louis, against Nathan Corwith, other heirs of
tbe estate of the late Nathan Corwith, Sr., and
a number of creditors of the Corwith estate,
asking that a receiver be appointed to take
possecsion of over S300.000 worth of real estate
transferred by Mr. Corwith, Sr.. and bis wife
Mary E., to Clarence F. Birdseyr, who is made
a party defendant to the bill. It is also asked
that Birdseye be enjoined from disposing of or
in any way encumbering the property, and that
the receiver sell it to satisfy a prior claim
which the plaintiffs allege they bave.
It is claimed by Everett & Post that prior to
October 20, 18S8, Nathan Corwith, Sr., was in
debted to them in the sums of $1,560 and SiSll,
and on that day they sued out a writ of attach
ment, which became a Hen on all tbe real
estate, though tbe issues have not yet been
tried. November 1, 1SSS, the plaintiffs sued
out another attachment writ on a further claim
of 59,055. which is also still pending.
The Pennsylvania Lead Company states a
similar condition of affairs on claims of SJ0.450
and 2.430. Prior to tho troubles of the Cor
withs in 1888, resulting in Nathan. Jr.'s, at
tempt to run a lead corner, tbe plaintiffs allege
that the Corwiths were possessed of a large
amount of real estate, and it was on the
strength of this that when Nathan, Jr., called
on them early in October, he was given almost
unlimited credit on tbe strenctb of the property
which, it was supposed, belonged to the firm
October 18. Nathan Corwith & Co. failed in
business, leaving the plaintiffs' claims unpaid,
and tbe attachment writs followed.
It Is charged that on October 20 Nathan Cor
with, Sr., went to Detroit, and there, for the
purpose of defrauding the plaintiffs, signed
with his wife a quit claim deed conveying all
the real estate to Birdseye without any valuable
Birdseje claims, tbe bill says, that the prop
erty was given him In trust for the Omaha A
Grant smelting works and other creditors, who
intend to realize on the property to the exclu
sion of the plaintiffs, it Is asked that the trans
fer be fet aside as fraudulent.
Pittsburg a Tony City.
From the Altoona Times. j
Pittsburg people are certainly becoming Tery
tony nowadays. Tbe latest move In the smoky
city is to uniform the employes of the Depart
mentof Water. Aftera certain date every man
employed in that department will be required
to wear a uniform, and not only required but
compelled to wear it. If any one kicks about
donning bislrogulation "his name is Dennis," so
far as that department is concerned.
A COLORED CENTENARIAN.
Death of Aunt Frances Price, Who Lived
75 Years In blnvory.
irpkciai. tez.eobam to iki disratch.l
Greenhrier White Sulphur Springs,
W. Va.. March 13. Aunt Frances Price, of
Alderson. this county, diek a few days ago,
aged 100 years. She was born in Augusta
county, Va., in 1780, and was owned by Edward
Jordan, of Allegheny county, up to tbe close of
Tbe Charges Against Qnny.
From the Kansas City Star.!
To tho serious charges which bave been made
against Senator Quay, affecting bis character
as a man and an official, neither honor his
friends have made any reply. The only de
fense made yet was by a protection baron of
Pennsylvania, who said he didn't believe tbe
stories, because he knew Quay to be "an honest
CURRENT TIMELY TOPICS.
"Can't Find a Name Club'
aesthetic Boston's new whist club,
be losing prestige.
1 is the name of
John L. must
"Once a fisherman always a provarlcator."
And our own Quay 13 catching some very large
fish In Florida.
Lovers of beef tea will shudder at tho
thought that, according to the London Lancet, It
Is now made of horse flesh. It Is pleasant to think
that after a horse has served long and faithfully
on a car line or towpath his usefulness Is not alto
Mrs. Cleveland, after a course of violin
lessons daring the past winter, has already at
tained an enviable degree of proficiency on that
Instrument. And yet some women wonder why
their husbands nave so many lodge nights.
The Louisville Courier-Journal says: "No
State needs more than Pennsylvania the civilizing
Influences of Christianity. Let the good people ot
the whole country see what can be done by united
effort to civilize, to humanize, to Americanize the
dark districts or Pennsylvania. Mr. Wattcrson
must have penned the above lines the day after
celebrating his SOth birthday anniversary.
Clarion county bas one railroad, five or six
weekly papers and 3. 9J3 dogs. Less dogs and more
newspapers and railroads. It occurs to an out
sider, would Improve the county wonderfully,
more especially when It is Known that the canines
arc of the measly yellow species.
As soon as Mr. Blair begins talking there is a
great rush of Senators Tor the cloak rooms. It
would prove a ten-strike for the Democrats to
have a Blair In the House. Speaker Reed would
then probably rule that a motion to adjourn was
always In order.
TnERE are five New Yorks. nine Philadel
phias and 12 Bostons In tbe United States. There
Is but one dyed-in-the-wool, Simon pure Pitts
burg, and she lshnmplng herself to an alarming
A tond mother in St. Louis blistered her
hand while spanking ber boy a day or two ago. If
she hsd used the good old-fashioned slipper, per
haps the child would now be wearing the blister
and the parent doing the laughing act.
It la said that Colonel Sbepard is on a still
hunt for the mayoralty nomination la New York
City. The Republicans should give It to him. Of
course he wouldn't be elected, but tho public
would know more about his early lire than he
AN Amsterdam, N. Y.. man was turned loose
from a hospital a Tew days ago where he had been
undergoing a siege or pneumonia. On bis return
home he concluded he was hungry. Fie got into
tbe pantry and ate four hard boiled eggs and two
pieces or mince pie. A subscription has been
tartedfor bis widow and four children.
The oldest editor in Ohio is Oran Tol
lett, of SandusSy. He is nearly 91 years of aee.
There are said to he nearly 3,000 women
In Washington who rldo bicycles, and in Chi
cago there are nioru than LOWX
English anti-viviscctionists are inter
ested in an advertisement of "live fisb. dressed
ready for cooking," that bas appeared in one of
the religious weeklies.
There is an extraordinary increase of
suicide and dueling in high military circles in
Russia. The fa-ihionatle dnel is fought at five
paces with cavalry revolvers.
A man who recently fell ill in "Warsaw
begged tlsdoctortoacceptan old lottery ticket
in place or fee. and the doctor did so. The
ticket has just drawn 810,000.
A man who recently fell ill in Warsaw
begged his doctor to accept an old lottery ticket
in place of fee and the doctor did so. The
ticket bas Jnst drawn JIO.OOD.
The English Home Office has reduced
by one-half the sentence of the man who was
sent to prison for stealing two oranges from
some boxes that be was carrying.
-'On a branch road of the Canadian
Pacific, near Sudbury, Canida, is a nickel mlno
that produces more nickel than the world's mar
ket calls for. The output is stated to be AOOO
A groom in New York was so nervous
that be slipped the wedding ring on thewrons;
flnser. and actually forgot to kiss the bride
nntil an admonition from the Court reminded
him of tbe omission.
A man at "Wimborne, England, 66 years
old, married his 23-year-old servant a week after
his first wife died, and on their way from tha
Register's office the couple were pelted with
rice, flour and peas by a mob.
The 94th birthday anniversary of Mrs.
Hannah Weigand. of Edgewater Park, was the
occasion of a big family celebration at her home
on Monday. In the company were 45 great
grandchildren and several great-great grand
children. Miss Minnie Leach married LungPoy,
a "washerman." in Boston day before yester
day. Tbo minister said bis usual fee was 35.
"Twoee dolla all givee," sa'd the Chinaman.
Tbe clergyman did not fancy this cut in the
rates, but be took it, all tbe samee.
Thunderstorms are more frequent in
Java than in any other part of the globe. On
an average they occur in the island on 97 dajs
in tbe year. In England the averge mark?
thunderstorms on about seven days in the year ,
only half the number recorded in France. "
It is estimated that from $30,000 to
8100,000 worth of nitrate of silver and gold is
used every year by tho photographers of the
United States in making the millions of photo
graphs. It this waste could be saved it would
bring down the cost of tbe pictures immensely.
Talk about your long sermons, here is
one tbat leads the procession. In the cathedral
notices for Holy Week of "The Oxford Dio
cesan Gazette" appears the following: "In
that week Evensong will be said at 8 p. M.. and
a sermon preached from Monday till Friday in
clusive." Officers of the city of Santa Cruz have
discovered that In makint; a survey of tbe pipe
line for tbe new water works the engineer mads
a mistake of from 1J to V miles in the 14-inch
line. As this pipe "will cost SI 60 a foot, it
makes a difference in tbe estimated cost of
more than $14,000.
Bishop Mackenzie, of Znluland, who
died on February 9 of enteric fever, gave in
structions previous to his demise that bis
corpse should he buried,in Zulu fasblon. Ac
cordingly no coffin was used, bnt tho body was
tied up in a blanket in a kneeling position and
was thus placed in a bole.
Santa Cruz has a horse that is 53 years
old. He came to California in 1S48 with Will
iam Handley, and was called an old horse then.
For many years Jerry worked in tbe brewery,
but was turned out to rest last year. His fa
vorite food is the refuse malt from the still,
and he does not disdain to wash it down with a
bucket of warm beer.
A man at "Wimborne, England, 66 years
years old. married bis 23-year-old servant a week
after his' first wife died, and on their way from
the Register's office the couple were pelted
with rice, flour and peas by a mob of several
hundred persons, who at last became so turbu
lent that the bride had to flee to tbe house of a
relative, whi'e the police took care of the old
A Parisian firm has just finished making
an Easter egg, intended for a wealthy Spanish
lady, at a cost of 4.000. It is a most ingenious
piece of mechanism, and is made entirely of
pure white enamel. It is provided with doors
and slides, the inside being engraved with
Kaster gospels. The opening of a door sets a
tiny bird singing and a musical apparatus go
ing, which is caDable of playing 12 airs.
Two mammoth red bats of the species
identical with tbe vampire bat of the Brazils
have just been captured in Tensas parish. La.
They are in shape like bats, but many times
larger, measuring 22 Inches from the tip of oca
wing to tbo tip of the other. In color they are
a revolting blood tint and are of a snapping,
vindictive temper. Tbe animals will be sent to
the zoological gardens of some Northern city.
An electrical instrument has been in
vented which is designed to remove tbe pala
incidental to tbe extraction of teeth. It con
sists of adjustable prongs carrying buttons and
connected with an electric battery. The but
tons are placed on the face over the nerves
leading from the teeth to the brain, and a
circuit i3 established the moment the extract
ing instrument touches the tooth to be re
moved. Tbe question of the wholesale destruo
tion of swallows by electricity has at last been
taken up in France and a report on the subject
was presented at a recent meeting of the Zoo
logical Society. In tbe south of France long
wires aro systematically erected al ong the sea
shore, and when the tired swallows alight on
them they are stunned or killed by an electric
shock. The birds are then sent to Paris, where
tbey are used for decorative purposes.
A year ago last January the United
States Fish Commissioner sent to Judge James
G. Swan, of Portland, Ore.. 200 lobsters from
Woods Holl, Massachusetts B3y, to be planted
in Fuget Sound. These were carefully planted
by Judge Swan at three points Scow bay.
Point Hudson and Point Wilson. There were
also planted 610,000 live lobster eggs. Of lata
many of these lobsters bave been seen on their
feeding grounds, and there is every reason to
believe that they are thriving and doing well.
At the Dublin City Sessions recently a
man called a3 a juror presented what he said
vi as a doctor's certificate of bis inability to
serve. Tbe Court read tbe certificate aloud as
follows: "This man bas teen asking for a cer
tificate tbat be is unable to serve as a jaror. I
don't know whether he is a knave ora fool, but
he has very little brains and reeks of porter."
Tbe juror, upon declaring that he had no idea
what was in the certificate when he handed it
in, was relieved from a charge of contempt of
fUCKE RINGS FROM PUCK.
Tom's Saturnalia of misrule
A revel Is Indeed.
He seeroTto court our ridicule;
The devil Is In Reed.
Now come the days when the country
man's day begins with cock-crow and the city
man's with cocktail. What U left of the fowl will
be served as Spring chicken.
Never mind about "tempering the -wind
to the shorn lamb, " what the shorn lamb is after.
Is some' way to raise the wind.
Many a man who say, "Get thee behind
me. Satan," does so with the assurance that
Satan will get there with both feet.
"And did you really see "Washington ia
life?" was asked or the centenarian.
"WaL I reckon so, Jllster," returned the old
man; ' 'for I ain't dead yit, am 1?"
Rose Pinque What's the language of
flowers? What kind or flowers have a language,
Sweet WUUam-Why, flowers of speech, of
Young American Father, Mr. Silver
tongue said 1'rcsldent Harrison was not the presi
dent ora party. W hat did he mean by that?
Old American-He probably meant that Harri
son Is only president or a family.
Young America (visiting House of Rep
resentatives) Papa, who la that fat man with tha
'hammer In his hand?
Papa (sarcastlcally)-He Is the House.
Young America And who are the men that sit
all around blm?
Papa-Oh, they are the speakers!
Beecham "Whal do you think ol Senator
HyJlnk's bill? The Prohibitionists laud It as a
marvel of sagacity, while tbe Urecnbackerstaylt
Is "nothing extraordinary."
Brandreth What.' Don't the opposition call It
"the venomous treason or a toad-spotted enemy
or his country?"
Beecham No, Indeed!
Brandreth-My boy, you can safely bet that
some big deal" Is being engineered between the