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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - May 14, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAK-NO. 64. LOCK HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY. MAY 14. 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS EVENING^ EXPRESS KINHLOK BROTHERS---PUBLISHERS , CURRENT COMMENT. PBEPARIUCr FOR A STRIKE. General JosEni E. Johnstown bas consented to unveil tho equestrian Btatue of General Robert � Lee, iu Richmond, Va., ou the 29.lt inst. Postmaster General Waxamaker ought to make a speoially low rate of letter postage to cx-Picsident Cleveland, he uses the mr.ils 30 often. Ooal Producers Engaging Miners to Take the Place of Probable Strikers. NIOKLE-Hf-THE-SLOT OOMPAKY FAILS It was a false alarm about Senator Ed-muud'e health. He declares that it was only a case of newspaper sickness, and he iB rather petulant about it. The police of Chicago number 1,621 men and officers, or about as many as the city ol Inn ion, with four times the population of Cbioago. But, then, we must remember the number of Aoarohists is far greater in the latter city than in the former. A bill bas been passed in the Mexican Senate granting an "indefinite term" to the President, that is to say, to keep him in offioe as long as he behaves himself. As an eleotion in Mexico is almost certain to be accomplished by a revolution, the Mex-can Statesmen have concluded that the best way of preventing revolutions is to dispense with elections. Since anchoring at Baltimore the cruiser of that name hae been visited by such throngs of enthusiastic Baltimoreans that serious damage has been done Sky* lights, paint and ornamentations have suffered, and to crown alt two fine telescopeB belonging to the vessel have been stolen. Probably some of the inhabitants of Baltimore were determined to procure a souvenir of that cruiser at any o >6t. According to the report of the Agricultural Department of the State of Illinois the winter wheat of tbe State has suffered greatly from a number of causes. Tbe area destroyed entirely is 38 per cent., while the condition of the remaining part is only 75 per cent. On tho whole the crop is only 55 per cent, of an average one. Last year the Illinois orop was 35,000,000 bushels; this year only 17,000,000 are ex-peoted. Mr. Cleveland's letter bidding for the Bnpport of the farmers hat been answered in the statement of Congressman Burrows that the policy of protection has created a home market that absorbs 95 per cent, of the farm products of the country. While this is the fact there is not the least reason to believe that tbe removal of all protective duties wonld in any degree enlarge tbe European demand for euch products. Ex Sfeaker Carlisle is meeting considerable opposition at Frankfort in his efforts to be elected to the seat in the Senate made vacant by the death of Mr. Beck. It was generally thought that tbe ex-Speaker could have this honor fur the asking. But for some reason, which is cot clearly apparent at this distance, he haB been obliged to make bis fight in person against at least balf a dozen candidates. Dlrerllflcation of Products. Iu a document lately issued from the Department of Agriculture Mr. Dodge, department statistician, speaks of tbe necessity of diversiGcation of products to agricultural salvation. lie shows that this couotry imports food products annually to the value of $240,000,000, all of which could be produoed here. The fact we do not produce them iB pro.�f positive that our agricultural production is not as diversified as it could be profitably made. For a oountry like ours, with facilities for growing almost everything which can be grown, to import from one-third to one-.half as much in food products as it exports is to throw away one of the substantial advantages which nature has furntBhed us for accumulating wealth and maintaining m condition of steady prosperity. It has been very much the idea in this country that when one became a farmer some one of three or four staple agricultural products must be his specialty; and to go outside of these was to wander in uncertain paths and to invite lailure. However, it will be noticed that those who have bad the oourage to strike out in new directions, and to try to meet the wants before supplied with difficulty in this oountry, or altogether from foreign markets, have in the enS been almost universally successful. We oannot grow too many kinds of things which we need in ordinary consumption. What we do produce should be limited solely by tbe matter of ability to produce. And when auch time sball arrive there will be less to 8a; about agricultural depression; less for farmers to suffer from over production; and a muoh less frequent recurrence, if recurrence there be at all, of those periodical visitations popularly known as bard times.-National Stockman. Marking the Gravel. J. B. Lesher yesterday visited Highland and Great.Island cemeteries and marked tbe graves of all soldiers buried there by placing a small flag at tbe bead of eacb comrades grave. They Manufactured the Well Known Silent Servers of Chocolate and Other Compounds, but Pressing* Creditors Push Along- Claims Amounting to S8O0.O00, and the Firm Drops Under. Chicago, May 13.-An evening paper says: The trade and labor assembly has received information that agents of the combined coal companies of tho Pennsylvania anthraoite coal fields are now engaging men to take the place of miners who it is expected will go on a strike in July or August. It is probable that a special meeting of the trade and labor assembly will be called to take action in thiB matter. The trade and labor assembly is affiliated with tbe American Federation of Labor, of wbioh tbe miners union of tbe United States is also an integral organization. The American Federation of Labor has pledged its support to the miners iu their coming strike and for this reason will be deeply iutereBted in the attempt of coal kings to displace tbe union miners by aliens. The trade and labor assembly will adopt resolutions protesting agait-st the violation or evasion of the law by tbe mine owners and will forward it to President Gompers, of tbe Amerioau Federation of Labor, with tbe request that tbe executive committee of tbat body take action and call the attention of Secretary of the Treasury Windom to the facts, and requests the intervention of the government BASE BALL. RECORD. The Three Organizations and Tbelr Standing to Date. national league; New York-New Tork 7, Boston 2. Chicago-Cleveland 10, Cbioago 6. Cincinnati-Pittsburg 4, Cincinnati 0. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 11, Brooklyn 3. plater's league. Chicago-Chicago 19, Buffalo 3. New York-New York 9, Brwton 5. Philadelphia-Brooklyn 7, Philadelphia Standing of the Clubs. national league. Won. Lost.! Philadelphia...II 5 Brooklyn.........9 7 Cincinnati....... 9 8 Chicago............8 li players' league. Won. Lost. ......12 6 Won. Lost. Cleveland-......7 7 Pittsburg...-.. 7 � New York........7 Boston.............6 10 12 Boston... Chicago... ...10 Brooklyn.........9 Philadelphia... 7 Pittsburg... Buffalo....... Cleveland.. New York- Won. Loot. ......7 8 ._____ 5 7 ...... 5 8 ...... 7 HI FINANCIALLY EMBARRASSED. Big Failure or the Everett Nlckle iu-the-81ot Company. New York, May 13.-The Everett Manufacturing Company, which manufactures various kinds of ntckle-in-the-slot-ma-chines, is in tbe hands of the Sheriff. The Creditors Iron Car Company having claims aggregating $800,000, met today to consider the report of the commit tee appointed at the meeting ou Monday. This committee reported that tbe prospects of a re-organization of the company and payment of the creditors in full were very flattering and recommended unanimously that all creditors discontinue further action upon their claims and act as a body with those who have tee proposed reorganization in charge provided an examination of the affairs of tbe company showed that its assets and liabilities were as represented by tbe officers, and also conditioned upon the creditors agreeing to an extension of three, six, nine and twelve months with interest. An examination of the books and officers of the compauy will be compelled as soon as possible under the BuperviBiou of experts representing the creditors. Census Enumerators. Following is a classification of the business and occupation of the persons reoom-mended as census enumerators in tbe Sixth District of Pennsylvania, there being forty-seven> different trades, professions and avocations, while nine do not claim any particular busines at present: Farmers, 102; teachers, 2G; clerks, lumber counters, etc., 22; merchants, 20; agents, insurance, etc., 15; lumbermen, 9; oarpea-ters, 8; shoemakers, 6; students, 5; surveyors, 4; machinists and engineers, 4; lawyers, 4; dealers, tobacco, cattle, etc, 4; practical miners, 3; laborers, 3; oil-men, 3; barbers, 2; editors, 2; hotel and boarding houBa keepers, 2; tiuuers, 2; contractors, 2; druggists, 2; physicians, 2; sawyers, 2; painters and glaziers, 2; telegraph operators, 2; express and delivery, 1; collector, 1; musician, 1; liveryman, 1; jeweler, 1; plasterer, 1; miller, 1; bricklayer, 1; briokmaker, 1; blacksmith, 1; car builder, 1; log scaler, 1; moulder, 1; auctioneer, 1; dentist, 1; marble cutter, 1; undorUker, 1; rolling mjllB, 1; mattress manufacturer, 1; apiariBt, 1; deotective, 1; no occupation, 9; total, 289. Bitten by a Dog. A little daughter of M. E. McCloskey, was bitten yesterday afternoon by a dog in tbe yard of Reuben Bantlooo. Tbe dog wbb chained and gnawing at a bone when tbe ohild passed by. Tbe animal oaught bor by tbe hip inflicting quite a severe wound. PERSONAL PENCIL1NOS. Jacob Keller baB been appointed constable for the Fonrtb Ward this city. John P. Paokcr, of Pittsburg, is circulating among bis friends in tbe city to-day. Frank Roberts is assisting F. B. Dunkle at the Globe House, Jersey Shore, while the proprietor, Forest Dunkle, is ou a fishing excursion. Frank AHcd, the man who was injured so badly last winter a year ago by a lot of ice falling upon him at Jacob Brown & Son's ice house is likely to be unable to help himself tbe remainder of bis life. He bas no use of bis lower limbs. american association. Won. Lost. Won. Rochester........14 5 Toledo.............. 8 Athletic...........12 5 Columbus........8 St. Louts..........to 8 Syracuse..........7 Louisville........10 8 JBrooklyn........8 The Paddy*s Run Fire. Fuller particulars regarding tbe burning of Lundy's planing mill at Paddy's Run yesterday morning are as follows from tbe Renovo Neits: Tbe fire was discovered at 12:30 Tuesday morning and the mill was burned to tbe ground in about two hours. Tbe loss in machinery, lumber, and building is a large one. The machinery which was entirely ruined comprised one of tbe best planing mill outfits in tbe country and was worth many thousands of dollars. The flooring machine, planer, engine and boiler were rendered worthless. A lumber car of the P. & E. railroad which waa standing near tbe mill, and which was loaded with 18,000 feet of planed hemlock flooring, ready for shipment to Summer-ville, N. J., caught fire and was consumed. D. R. Wertz lost about 2,000 feec of lumber which he bad hauled but a abort time ago to the mill for tbe purpose of having it planed. Mr. Lundy lost considerable lumber, but that which was piled in the yard, numbering nearly 1,300,000 feet, was not damaged. Mr. Lundy waa not at home when hia property was destroyed. He went to Wil-liatnsport on Wednesday last to took after some of bia business interests in that oity. Tbe cause of the fire is unknown, but there are strong evidences to confirm the suspicion that it was the work of an incendiary. This is the third time that tbe Paddy's Run planing mill has been destroyed. While it was owned by Gamble, White & Co., about mx yeaisago, it oaught fire and was burned to tbe ground. It was at once rebuilt aod three years ago was again destroyed. Again tbe company erected tbe mill near the old site, and about a year afterwards disposed of it to Reigbard, Lundy & Co., this firm being Bncoeeded several months ago by Thomas Lundy. The P. & E. fire brigade from Renovo were sent to the soeneof tbe conflagration, but the services of the Bremen were of no avail in checking tbe headway of the flames. Conrt Proceedings. Com. vs. William M. Hopkins. Assault and battery. Hopkins pleads guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 15 and coBts of protecution. Com. vs. William Huff and Adam Dickey, supervisors of Bald Eagle township. Not repairing road. Not guilty and prosecutor to pay tbe costs. Foust & Elliott vs. Gamble, White & Co. Continued to next week. James McM^nn vs. William HiokB. Settled. William Keller vs. Alfred H. Mann. Continued. Sarah E. Culp vs John McLeod. Settled. Peter Cruso and R. A. Allessiou vs. John McLeod. Continued. Com. vs. Fred McFicker. Verdict not guilty, defendant to pay two thirds of the cost and the prosecutor to pay one third of tbe costs. Com. vs. Robt Elden. Defondant ploads guilty aod sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar, coBts of prosecution and $25 lying in expenses, and to stand committed until sentence it complied with. Michael Ryan vs. E. A. Monagban, Edward Monaghan and Catharine Monagban. On trial. grand jury. eetutns. Com. vs. William M, Hopkins. Assault and battery. Truo bill. Com. vs. Robert Elden. Fornication and bastardy. True bill. Com. vs. 8. R. Williams. Fornicalion and bastardy. True bill. Ascension Day. To-morrow night at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rev. J. Oswald Davis, rector of St. John's Epkcopjl Church, atBellefonte, will preach a sermon to tho members of Hospitaller Commandery. Knights Templar. The service will begin at 7:30 o'clook, and a cordial invitation is extended (to tbe public to be present. OUR LOCAL DRAG MET. Local Items Taken From Out Reporter's Bote Book. PUNGENT POT POUKRI. HAPPEHIHGS SEEN BY THE EXPRESS A Brakeman Killed - New Time Table- The Bildge Bnllden Troubles-Fourteen Beeraife - Tnnoral of George C. Behold-The Painters Ink-Bneknell Student* Shot At. About six o'clock this morning, Philip Poorman, who lives below tbe Bald Eagle railroad bridge, was orosaing that structure to come to bia work in tbe P. & E. lower yard, and discovered a man lying on the floor timbers of tbe bridge jrst outside of tbe roadway. Mr. Poorman went back and notified the aeetion foreman, who with bia crew went at onoe to the bridge, and upon examination found the man was dead, though bia body waa (till warm. An engine and freight car waa sent down from this oity and the body brought to tbe depot, where it was learned tbat bis name waa Lester Yeagle, and hia residence Watsontown. He was a brake-man on a freight wbioh passed westward abont daylight tbia morning,- and tbe supposition is tbat he wag standing on tbe top of a box ear and wsa struck by the bridge timbers. His body waa badly bruised and some of his limbs broken. New Time Table. Tbe new time table of passenger traina on tbe Beech Creek Railroad which appears elsewhere In this paper shows marked improvement In time and connections. The running time of traina both east and west baa been shortened, and arrangements bare been made for olose connections at Willismsport with fast through trains on the Phils. & Reading railroad. Tbe introduction of daily round-trip tickets baa done muoh towards placing the Beeoh Creek ia popular favor. - � �-- Bucknell Students Shot At. A special to tbe Express from Lewis burg, says that last evening two young; men named Murphy and Mapis were alt-ting on tbe steps of Bueknell Halt with their best girls, when suddenly another young man appeared and without a word of warning commenced firing bis revolver towards tbe young men and ladies. Murphy was bit twice and Mapis once. Murphy then gave chase to tbe man who did tbe shooting, but he escaped. The attacking party is supposed to be known. The Bridge Benders Troubles. The present flood in tbe river is giving the bridge builders, who are erecting the iron structure at Island, considerable ttouble. The temporary boom built to keep the logs from striking tbe trestling does not do as well as waa expeoted and men are kept on tbe false works with pike poles pushing off the logs aa they come against the timbers. Tbe flood ia causing some delay in completing tbe bridge. Fourteen Reernlu.' Encampment No. 47, Cnion Veteran Legion, of Williamsport, at their meeting last nlgbt mustered in fourteen recruits. The Gazelle and Bullttin saya Colonel Commander J. B. Dnble acted as mustering-in officer. The Cnion Veteran Legion is formed of veterans who enlisted prior to July 1, 1863, and who bad seen at least two years of service. Bojalnn Tea, The young ladies of St, Pauls ohuroh will bold a Russian Tea Saturday, May 17th, from 4 until 10 p. m., at tbe residence of W. W. Barrows, West Main street. Russian music will entertain tbe guests during tbe evening. Costumes and decorations will partake of the characteristics of the nation. All are cordially invited. The Painter's Brush. Dr. Armstrong is beautifying his briok residence by giving it a coat of paint. Councilman Haberstroh has also greatly improved tbe appearance of bis building by the use of the painter's brush. Everywhere throughout the eity improvement of property is the order of the day. Lost. A pension affidavit made by David Floras, in favor of Michael Zoller, of Corn, insr, Kansas, was lost recently between this oity and Flemington. The finder will confer a favor by returning the document to David Floras, at Flemibgton, or by leaving it at this office. The New Planing Hill. Tbe work of raising tbe frame work of the new planing mill of Brawn & Son in tbe First ward, was begun yesterday. Tbe rain interfered with the workmen considerably in the afternoon, but notwithstanding the delay they made good progress. Rafting Logs. Boom Boss McNerney and his orew moved their platform down below tbe river bridge yesterday afternoon, and are now rafting out the logs lodged in tbe pocket boom. A Miscellaneous mlitere of Seas* and Nonsense Scissored and ScrihhUd. The man who ia perfectly wrapped up In himself ia easily done np bj other people. A boy never so thoroughly realizes tbat quarreling ia sinful as wben be is getting iioked in a fight. Wben a man la described aa "just the cheese," the presumption ia tbat he ia a mitey good fellow. Boston ladles attend base ball games lo large numbers. They are on tbe lookout for a good oatoh. A genius may diataooe a dolt aod yet only win by a head. Abuse ia one of the few things man ean get witbont earning or deterring it. Iu tbe way of growing weather, we think tbe present bard to beat. Love may be blind, but be knows wben the parlor lamp ia too high. Tbe tramp is becoming more numerous. Keep the shot gun loaded. Keep an eye on the tender plania. Jack Frost ia atill lurking about. The moat aweeping argument of the irate housewife is the broomstick. The robin and martin sound their bugles at an early hour these mornings. It is now time for the cranks to disoover tbat we had an early apring in 1503, aod then die happy. Ability ia often reinforced by necessity. The power of doing a good action is happiness enough. There ia a transcendent power in example. Take things as they are and make the best of them. We reform others when we walk uprightly. Hypocrisy Is the iisossssry burden of villainly. Ill-bred people are alwaya the most ceremonious. It costs more to revenge injuries than to bear them. Life la made up, not of knowledge only, but love also. A BIG TARIFF SURPRISE. Stupidity is to the mind what clumsiness is to the body. Happiness is like the echo; it answers, but does not come. Happiness is to the heart what sunlight is to the body. If you wish to be borne with yourself, bear with others. Ice will be 120 a ton tbia year. Ton can boy a ton of steel for the same money and it will laat longer. The potato bug is looking orosa-eyed between tbe Early Rose or the Early Ohio on wbioh to choose. Sheep shearing has oommeneed, aod it ia to be hoped the wind will be tampered to auit the shorn lamb. Wben a short man falls in love with a tall girl, the first indication ia that be begins to wear a stovepipe hat. Women, like poker players, rates the blind to see what the neighbors have got. There are just as good fish in tbe sea aa were ever caught out of it, and they hare a way of ataying there. The Waterbury clocks are about the only organizations going tbat an not atriklng for eight hours a day. Debt may be said to be a peculiar institution from tbe fact that the more yon get the more you contract it, the greater it gets. Nobody in this weary world really enjoys a dripping, drizzling rain, unless it is the man with a new Mackintosh. The top and bottom of anything are considered extremes, but there isn't muoh difference between them io a strawberry box. Put a whitewash brush in the hands of a boy and be will palot the earth and sky and slightly defaoe tbe object of his labor. Oddly enough, the sweeter a girl is the less likely she Is to have flies on her, in the estimation of the young men of tbe town. During the coming season none bat the wealthy can aflord to let their ohnnk of ioe melt for half a day on the front steps. Butteiworth, of Ohio, Arrays Himself Against the MoKinlej Bill, BEAS0NS FOB BI8 DISPLEASURE Objeetlag to the Protection or all Special Iatansts-The Democrat* Koch Pleased at Bis Stand-His Remarks en Canadian Kedprootty-Says Wo ere KedeeveTlng toCaitlvata Relations Sontkwntd bnt an Afraid or Canada. Washington, May 13.-Mr. Butter-worth, of Ohio, created muoh surprise in tbe House to day by a speech in -.criticism of the pending Tariff bill. Mr. MoMillin, of Teuneasee, moved to reduce the tariff on ammonia. Mr. MoKinley opposed this. Mr. Butterwortb said that while he knew nothing of the case under consideration the price of an article waa not reduced on aooount of competition alone. 'It was reduced on account of the improved methods of manufacture. So far aa be was oapable of doing be had tried to understand the Tariff question and he never doubted tbat the protective system waa wise, humane and benefioient and had sent its blessing over the land from sea to shore. If there was any' danger to the Protective Tariff system it was in its oscillation between the extremes of free trade on the one hand, and on the other extreme wbioh created inequalities among Americans themselves. Competition never created a new Industry. They were created by the work of the brain and by inventors, Tbe commmittee bad tried to do the best they oould in framing the bill, but it waa not always safe to rely altogether upon the testimony of beneficiaries under a law." (Applause on the Demo cratio side.) He had entreated bia belief respecting the proper functions of a tariff act, and would sooner resign bis seat than depart one hairs breadth from tbat belief. Of course he respected tbe wisdom of the committee, bnt "why waa Paul favored and Peter turned down?" Why increase the profits of certain classss, he oould name capitalists whose profits had exoeeded those of all the agriculturists in any 8tate of the Union. Mr. Butterwortb then proceeded to expound his views touching reciprocity with Canada. He said we were endeavoring to cultivate relations with 50,000,000 people to the southward and yet were afraid of Canada. Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were not suspected of a lack of patriotism yet they favored reciprocity. He had known of an industry that had been able to make 160,000,000 in dividends on a capital of 11,250,000. "The time ia oome when some little oonoern should be shown to Amerioan homes and to Ameiican firesides. A great body of employee in tbia oountry waa foreign. In some great factories in the east they were known on tbe rosters by numbers because of unfamiliarity with their names." He did not believe it was wise or prudent to make snob � sweeping reduction in sugar to be supplanted by a bounty." In conclusion Mr. Butterwortb said tbat tbe gentlemen on the other side were very muoh mistaken if they thought the greatest desire of his heart waa not to pass a bill reflecting In the highest degree on the protective system. What he wanted moat to avoid were i such features as he had pointed out in this bill. There was auoh a thing as paying too much for an industry. Booh waa the case with tin plate. The duty would be a tax on every farmer's patch, on every can of goods. That tax wonld amount to (50,000,000 before the manufacturers of tin plate could deolare a dividend. He waa anxious tbat his psrty should not take a false step. He did not expect to participate much in tbe deliberations of the House hereafter, and he was quite as ready to go out aa bis Democratic frienda were anxious to get rid of him wben they gerrymandered him out. He was already out before they took that action. The amendment waa rejected. Dependent Pension Bill la Petit. Washington, May 13.-Senator Davis, with the unanimous concurrence of the other members of tbe Senate Pensions Committee, to-day submitted a report recommending that the Senate do not ag-greeto the amendments made by the House to tbe Senate Dependent Pension bill. Tbe difference between the two bodies are radical and tbe members of the Senate committee announces their determination not to aggree to the House bill under any condition. _ A Big Lumber Fire. From tbe Pbilipsbnrg Journal it is learned that a big lumber fire occurred yesterday afternoon at Fords Run lumber mills, owned by tbe Jones lumber company. Firemen from Pbilipsbnrg, with their apparatus, were sent to the scene of the fire, over the Beeoh Creek railroad. There were 3,000,000 feet of lumber in the yards and at the hour tbe Journal went'to prats the fire, whloh had been raging for two honre, was still burning. A POOR WOMAN'S LUCK. Tho flood Luck That Befell a DeaervlasT Widow. From the WashingtonGazette, j I \\ It was a obilly November day in the year --, early in the '70's, when Father Tom O'Flaherty knocked at the door of the little wooden houss in Southeast Washington, where lived tbe widow of Jimmle O'Connor. The good priest bad married the couple years ago In County Kerry oo the other side, bad christened their children, and said the laat rites.over poor Jlm-mie when he was killed in an ugly railroad accident a. year or two before the time I speak of. "An' Low is it with ye, Mrs. O'Connor?" asked tbe good man, as he patted little Norah on the bead, and watched Jimmy, a sturdy child of 3 or 4, who was tying a bit of greenish paper with a long striog to the tail of tbe sleeping cat that waa taking a eom-fortab'e nap near tbe stove. "I'm doing very well, thanks be to God," answered the comely Irish woman testing her smoothing-iron to see if it. was hot enough. "I've plenty of washing, and the ladies ye recommended me are very kind, and are giving me ail their fine work." Juat then there was a yell. The eat, suddenly disturbed, had retaliated by giving Jimmy a scratch with her strong claws for bis insult to her dignity and tail. "Ah there, me little man, it's nothing,'1 "said Father Tom. "But what's.that you've got tied to your string, Jimmy?" . "Faith, it's only some . old papers tbe ohildher were finding in one of the drawers of the oldohlat I bdoghtat' the auction .last week." Waa there' ever an old Irish woman who could ever call a bureau anything bute"ohlst of drawers?", "And lit's see what It is there, Simmy," said the priest, taking the lad upon .bis, knee. "Where did you buy this chlst of drawers?' be suddenly asked. "Ob, I just bought it at an auction," tbe woman answered. "I naded something more to kape the children's olothes in, and I bid it iu chape." "Are there any' more of these papers in the drawers, Mrs. O'Connor?" Father Tom care-lessly asked a minute or two afterwards. "Tie, there U," said little Norah, for me and Jimmy took out a lot of them to-day." "Let me see them, Norah, dear," said the priest. So the ohild brought them, and there, were thirteen, "Let me keop these papers a day or two, lbs. O'Connor," tbe priest said aa he carefully folded them up; "the engravings are good, and I'd like to look at them more careful-ly." "I'm sure you're weloome to them" Mrs. O'Connor answered. "The ohilder'll only be tearing them." So, after learning where the bureau had been bought. Father Tom took hia leave. "Do you happen to' know where the bureau you sold Mrs. O'Connor last week came from?" asked a priest as he entered one of the cheap auction houses devoted mainly to the sale of furniture in Southeast Washington. "No, I 'don't, answered tbe proprietor shortly. . "We don't guarantee anything; . people", must take things ss they come. I won't undertake to make anything right 'if we did; there'd be no profit In the business." 'But don't yon know where you got it ?" 'No, I don't 1" waa the proprietor's answer. "We bought it of an old nigger one day, and that's all I know abont it." The man waa disposed to be Insolent, and Father Tom left without asking any more questions. "Tea, they are 5-20 bonds," said the Assistant Secretary of tbe Treasury, "and only two of the coupons have been paid. Coupons and all, they are worth about 130,000." "Tea, ye'Il be a comparatively rioh woman, Mrs. O'Connor," concluded the priest, ss he explained to the excited woman what the "green pictures" tbe ehildren had been playing with really were. "I suppose," he proceeded, "that some one hid them away in tbat little drawer and covered . them up with tbat old rubbish and then died. Anyhow the money la legally yours, aod I will invest it for you and the little ones. Let us thank Him who works In so many strange ways." And Cora Pearl Knew It Not '. Several years ago the residence of Cora Pearl in Parte waa entered by thieves and robbed of 1120,000. One of the robbers wss captured and condemned to five years' imprisonment, bnt the. property waa not then recovered.. On bia liberation from prison lately he endeavored to raise a sum from a banker, with which ha might go to Germany and redeem the stolen property. That bad been deposited in a Germsn bank. The banker's suspicions were exalted -and tbe man was arrested, and baa revealed the same of his accomplice. The great aum may.be recovered, bnt too late to be of anyralee to Cora Pearl, who died In destitution, after having vainly endeavored to make'a little money by publishing hor memoirs. : A Challenge. Isaac Sickler, of Towanda, Bradford county, Pa., challenges any person' in Clinton' and Centre counties to run a foot race of from three to fit* hundred yards. The race ia to be ran la'Btwdford county and tbe parse to be iroetJW to #100.
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