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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 10, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania EIGHTH YEAR-NO. 205. LOCK HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS! EVENING EXPRESS KWSLOK BROTHEBS---FTJBI.ISHEBS CURRENT COMMENT. The naughty boy now reaps his reward for presenting his mother a pair of cork-soled slippers on Christmas. Hiss Amelia Edwards has announced that she will not write a book on America. Miss Amelia may consider America's hat off. All the ingenins free trade arguments in the world will never convince the American mechanic who is old enough to compare 1860 and 1890. 'Tis said the Italians here do not have the grip, booiu.se of their diet. When it oomes to a choice between their bill of fare, and the grip, we will decide to take tbe latter. It is worthy of record that the City of New Orleans subscribed more money for a -monument to Jefferson Davis in ten days, than New York raised for tbe Grant monument in three years. Said tbe Germantown Independent: "If yon can't start right to-morrow, start as near right as yon can." Good advice but it might have added, obey the custom and keep to tbe right as the law direct*. What will we do for ice next summer if tbe present weather continues? There is hardly a sign of It in Maine cr New Hampshire even, and we may have to draw on tbe glaciers of Alaska, for all we know. A "reliable Connecticut paper says that a man in that State had sucb a serious attask of the grippe that he "broke three ribs with one sneeze." Later accounts will probably show that a certain Connecticut editor ib suffering from exaggeration of the braf n. Sayj tbe JVew Era: Never before were tbe deaths of so many very aged persons reported as dnring the past year. Cen-tennarians are becoming as plenty as octogenarians were twenty five years ago. 'there can be no better possible proof that good living, good food, moro comforts of all kinds in our every day life are increasing longevity. No young woman who is thoughtful of her fntnre happiness will marry a man who is a comparative stranger, one of whose past history she knows nothing. Many of tbe divorce suits that now burden our courts arise from the foolish baste in which young girls marry, and there are thousands of broken-hearted women in this country whose misery is the result of their own folly. The imprisonment of Dr. Knifien and Miss Furoell, at Trenton, N. J., for tbe alleged murder of Kaiffeu'a wife, was the proper course for tbe authorities to pursue. They may be guiltless of the crime but the fact stands that as yet they have been unable to satisfactorily explain matters. Indeed the indications are strong that the hangman of New Jersey will have work to do before many months shall have eome and gone. TBE base ball injunction suit brought gainst J. M. Ward to restrain him from playing with any other than tbe New York club has been postponed until next Thursday when it will probably be disposed of. If the court decides in favor of the New York olub it will be a stunning blow to the Brotherhood of ball players of which Ward is the leader. True, bis contract with tbe New York team is more binding than the average contract between players and managers, nevertheless a decision unfavorable to him would likely discourage tbe many ball tossers who have deserted the League and joined the Brotherhood. Tbe lovers of tbe national game will await a disposition of tbe case with more than ordinary interest. DEATH OF JUDGE KELLY Peaceful Termination of His Busy and Eventful Career. Up-Biver Items. Kenovo News. At a meeting of the Scbool Board, held Thursday evening a motion was carried to tha effect that tbe final examination of tbe Senior and junior classes be conducted by a committee of high scbool principals. This iB perhaps tbe very best method of examination that can be used and will no doubt meet with the approval of every interested person. The influenza has been getting in its work among the various departments of tbe car shops in tbis place, no less than 150 of the employes being seized by the Buoying malady and compelled to remain at their homes. The machine shop force is short 14 machinists and 23 laborers; foundry 15 men; paint shop, 10; glue room and car shop, 49; boiler shop 5; round bouse 12; blacksmith shop, 23; among those from this department are John Green, Samuel Cairns, John McCord and Mack McCallnm. Committee Meeting*. The committee for tbe distribution of funds for the sick poor is requested to meet at tbe rooms of the W. C. T. 17. next Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. By order of the Chairman, LOVED EMENDS BY HIS BEDSIDE Watch the Flickering Flames 6a Ont-Sketcb of His Life-Tbe Oldest Member of tbe Honee of Representative*, ami a Steadfast Champion of Protection-His Death Not Caused by Cancer. Washington, Jan. 9.-Judge William D. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, died here at 6:20 o'clock this evening. At his bedside were Mrs. Kelley, bis daughter, Mrs. Horstmao, bis sons, William D. KoIIoy, Jr., and A. B. Kelley, Dr. Stanton, his attending physician, and J. B. Woyrick, his private secretary. death cosies calmly. His death was painless, and to the watchers at his bedside he seemed to have fallen into a doze and peaceful sleep. He was unconscious at the last, as he had been at intervals during the last two days. His remains will be buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. his fatal malady. The immediate cause of Judge Kelley's death was intestinal catarrh, brought on by a cold contracted during Christmas week. For some yearB, however, he has been almost a constant sufferer from a cancerouB growth in the side of tbe face, which was removed about six years ago by a surgical operation. only temporary belief. The relief thus obtained was only temporary, and since that time it bus developed so rapidly during the past year tbat it must have soon conquered him, had he not earlier fallen a victim to the catarrhal affection. He was nearly seventy-six years old, and during the later years of bis life bis general health has not been good, so he easily fell a victim to the weakening influences of disease. arrangements for the funeral. A large number of members of Congress, including Represonative Mc-Kinloy, of Ohio, Crcckenridge, of Kentucky, and others of Mr. Kelloy'a associates on the Ways and Means Committee, called at the Riggs House tonight to express their sympathy. Tbe Speaker, as soon as ho received official notico of the death, requested the Sergeant-at-Arms. to ascertain the wishes of the family with respect to the funeral services. These arrangements are now being made, but the details will probably not be determined upon until to-morrow. The funeral ceremony will be held in the hall of Representatives Saturday at noon. the final ceremonies. Alter the ceremonies at the House of Representatives the remains will bo taken to Philadelphia, to tbe home of Judge Kelley's daughter, Mrs Horstman. The final services will probably take place on Monday, from tbe Unitarian Cburcb,: Twenty-second and Chestnut streets. It is tbe wish of the family tbat Rev. Dr. Furness, who'officiated at Judge Kelley's marriage many years ago, but is now retired from active work in the ministry, shall preach the funeral sermon. The Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation will hold a meeting to-morrow morning to take appropriate action in respect to their colleague's memory. sketch of his career. Judge Kelley was born in Philadelphia, April 12, 1814. His grandfather, John Kellry, served as an officer in the Revolutionary War. Having lost his father at an early age be learned the printer's trade, and later served an apprenticeship to a jeweler in Bostjn. In 1840 be rcturnod to Philadelphia and began tbe study of law, and a year later was admitted to tho Bar, and while practicing bis profession devoted much time to literary pursuits. He was eleeted Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 1845, and in 1846 was Judge of the Court of Commou Pleas of Philadelphia. In 1860 bo was a delegate to tbe National Republican Convention, and in the same year elected to Congress, where he served continuously ever since. Ho has byen a member of numerous committees of tho House, and Chairman of some of tbe most important notably tbe Committee on Ways and Meansr He has served in tbe lowor House longer than any other member, and (or this reason is often called -The Father of tbe House." He has for many years been known as "Pig Itou Kelley." He was at one time a free trader, but later became an ardent protectionist, and has written several works in opposition to the free trade theory. Among bis works are: "Reasons for abandoning tbe theory of free trade and adopting tho principles of protection to American industry:" "Letters en industrial and financial questions," and "Tho Now South." For tho last two sessions it was apparent to bis friends that he lacked the vigor of speech that bad always characterized him, and when the Fifty first Congress opened he was still strong enough to swear in Speaker Thomas B. Reed.} It was on accouut of bis feeble condition that ho declined tbe honor of tbe Chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee, which Mr. Iteed offered him. The Speaker then appointed the Judge Chair man o( the Committee on Manufacturers, but Judge Kelley was too sick to attend to the duties regularly. At the opening of a new Congress, by unanimous oonseut, Judge Kelley would be relieved from. the lottery seat drawing. No one in the House will be more missed than Judge Kelley. While not taking an active part in general legislation, when he took part in a debate it sever lacked for spirit. It was always, however, when on the tariff that he felt most at home, and be rejoiced ia tbe title of the champion of protection. >  � BBICE HOMIHATatD. lie Got Firty-three Votes on the Second Ballot. Columbus, O., Jan. 9.-The democratic members of the legislature convened In oaucas tbis evening for the purpose of selecting a candidate to be voted for for United States senator to succeed Henry B. Payne. There are 79 democrats and 71 republican members of the legislature. Representative Knapp (democrat) died yesterday and Representative Lawler is reported dying at Newark to-night. This leaves 77 members in oauaut, on the supposition that all are present. Senator Tiffin was elected as permanent chairman and a committee on rules was appointed an J they reported tbat forty votes, a majority of all the democratic members, will be required to nominate. A roll call showed 73 of the 77 members present. The absentees were Representatives Brown, Count, Monson and Smith. Messrs. Smith and Brown, sent letters to the caucus, announcing they would support the caucus nominee. The first |bal-lot resulted: Brice, 29; Thomas, 11; Mo-Mabon, 14; Baker, 6; Hunt, 3; Nesl, 2; Se-ney, .2; McSweeney, 4; Geddes, 2; Out-waito, 1. Mr. Corcoran then withdrew the name of Mr. Hunt and tbe ballot resulted: Brice, S3; Tbomas, 3; McMaboo, 13; Baker, 1; Seney, 2; Outhwaite, 1. Mr. Brice's nomination was made unanimous. iionnoRs multiply. Fourteen Men Reported Klllerl by a Bridge Accident. Louisville, Jan. 9.-It is reported tbat fourteen men have been killed by a bridge accident. Six bodies have been recovered. A later dispatch says: A oaisson of the bridge building between this oity and Jefferson ville gave away tbis afternoon and disappeared. Only four ef the eighteen men at work at the time escaped. West Branch History. From the Philadelphia Press. The thousands and tens ol thousands who may hereafter dwell in tbe fertile valley of tbe West Branob of the Susquehanna, will to a large extent owe their knowledge of tbe early history of tbat celebrated region to what may properly be termed a labor of love upon the part of Mr. John F. Meginness, of Williamsport. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Meginness compiled a history of tbat locality. Repeated calls for the work, long since out of print, and a desire to transmit to posterity a work worthy of matured years, led Mr. Meginness to revise and partially rewrite bis first attempt. The result is now observable in "Otzinaobson; a History of the West Branch Valley," one of the handsomest historical publications ever issued in the State. It is from tbe press of the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin, with wbioh Mr. Meginness was connected for over twenty-five years in an editorial capacity. In tbe preparation of this work, for which its author was peculiarly adapted not only by reason of talent and ability,but from intimate acquaintance with early records and historical landmarks no authority, however obscure, wss neglected which could contribute to its accuracy or add ,to its interest. Its value Is discerned in the detail with whiah tbe traditions, folk-lore and manners and cuetomt of the Indians have been treated, while the privations, dangers and barbarties endured by tbe early settlers through their savage foes are handled by tbe historian in tbe most grapbio manner. The history is brought down to the close of the last century. A history of the West Branch Valley for tbe post ninty years yet remains to be written. The task manifestly belongs to Mr. Meginness, whose ability, accuracy and discriminating taste are so conspicuously displayed in tbe volume now at band. Thejr Were Beleated. Trenton, Jan. 9.-Dr. A. 8. Knifflu and Miss Emma Pureell, who were arrested last night on the chsrge of murdering the doctor's wife, were released tonight on a writ of habeas corpus Issued by Chief Justice L. CeaBley. Well-known and prominent citizens signed a bond of The pair of shoes that has lain in the store for a year will wear better than those just from the factory. AXE MAKERS TO COMBINE. The Largest Manufacturers in the United States to Form a Syndicate.' EIGHT-TEHTH8 OF THE PRODUCT Will be Controlled b7 the Cemblue-The Extensive WerU at Kill Ball Interested-The Annual Output of Axes-Tha Srltem Similar to That of the Standard Oil Company. Ad important movement is on foot among the largest manufacturers of axes, in the United States to form a syndicate, wbioh will manage the business and control the product of nearly all the axe factories in the country. The business will be conducted by a central company, whioh will be incorporated under tbe laws of the State of Kentucky, and it is said that the central office will be in Pittsburg. The oombine will take effect February first. The annual outpnt of all the axe factories in the United States ia about 300,000 dozens, and about eight-tenths of tbis product will be controlled by the syndicate. The factories not included in the oombine are principally small establishments on the Paoiflo ooait. Among tbe largest manufactures of axes in tbe country are B. Mann & Sons and Thomas R. Harm & Co., of Mill Hall, tbis county. Tbe central oorapany, whioh proposes to oonLrol tbe product of the axe factories in the United States, will be organized under a system similar to tbat of the Standard Oil Company. The lMotttet Laaae Meetiaa. There are upwards of seventy-five delegates attending the meeting of tbe Good Templars District Lodge In this elty. The Chair was filled at the afternoon session yesterday by District Obief W. H. Morgan, of Williamsport. The delegates from Renovo attended tbe afternoon session, and District Treasurer, R. M. Mes-simer, was present. A telegram was received from Grand Secretary Stale, saying1 that "La Grippe" would prevent him from being present. Miss Efflo Mingle was eleeted delegate to tbe Grand Lodge, the next session of which will be beld at Warren. Tbe next meeting of the District Lodge will be held at Montoursville in July. Addresses were made during the afternoon by David Spenoe, of Williamsport, and Col. SobieakL In tbe evening the delegates attended a social given tbe W. C. T. U., in their rooms, after whioh they attended in a body the lecture given in the Academy of Mruio by Col. Sobieski. thursday evening. The meeting was oslled to order by C. F. Morgan, who then Introduced as the first speaker of the evening, Mr. D. Spenoe, of Williamsport Mr. Spenoe is a very eloquent talker, an able Good Templar, and a hard worker for the cause of temperance. After the close of Mr. Spenoe's talk, C. F. Morgan msde a short address in regard to the mission work of the order when the collection was lifted for that purpose, after which the famous Col. Sobieski was introduced, and was greeted by a round of applaase. The CoL hss msde himself famous as a temperance lecturer. Good Templars expect to have him lecture for them again in this city in the near future. The Colonel leaves for the West to-day. H. H. S. The following delegates are present: F. W, Burrows, Hiss Annie Banner, and Hiss Minnie Sypber, Montoursville; J. Dalley, Jersey Shore; E. J. Hughes, Lin-den; Mrs. L. Kelley, R. M. Messimer, V. N. Kemmery, Gertrude Book, Mrs. Car. rie Bricker, and Mrs. Long, Renovo; David Spenoe and W. H. Morgan, Williamsport; Mr. and His. J. C. Collins, Forksville; Wm. Kendlg and J. W. Barrett, Westport; Hiss Bertha Shoemaker, Hiss Ida Spotts, Hiss Ella Covert, Hiss McVeigh, Mr. Hsrry Keigbtley and Mr. Brookhart, Williamsport; Col. Sobieski, Mo., H. W. Brown, D. C. T. Dist. No. 17, Osceola Mills; Mr. Foster, New York Bute. notes. Col. Sobieski adds Spice and bumor to tbe meeting. H. W. Brown, Dist. C. T. of Dist. No. 17 is a visitor to the District Lodge. D. C. T. Hr. Morgan Is one of tbe most esrnest temperanoe workers in tbe district. R. M. Messimer, of Renovo, fills his office with dignity and is always ready for good sound advice. A Unlet Wedaleg. There wss a quiet wedding in tbe parlor of the Irvin House yesterday evening, the groom being Mr. P. W. Swope, of Julian, Centre oounty, and the bride Hiss D. E. Hurly of tbe same place. Rev. S. J. Taylor performed tbe ceremony. The bride is a graduate Of the Lock Haven Normal Scbool. -. # i Contort Meeting;. A meeting of Canton Look Haven Patriarchs Hillitant L D. O. F., will be held this evening at 8 o'clock. All members are requested to be present as business of importance ia to be^trantaoted. REMODELING A HOTEL. The Keller House to be fitted Up in a Flrit Class Manner. Another first class hotel is to be added to the list of hostelries In Lock Haven, and it will be ready for opening sometime in April, in time for the Knigbt Templar Conolave, which will be held in this city next Hay. The Keller Hotel oq Grove street is the hotel referred to, and when tbe extensive improvements now beiog made by the owner of the property, Mr. P. W. Keller, are completed be will have one of tbe best hotels in tbe city. Tbe whole interior of the building, from the first to tbe third floor, is to be remodeled and a new addition Is be added to tbe rear, in which will be located the kitchen on tbe first floor, and bath and other rooms on tbe second floor. The property is located in the heart of the city, and Hr. Keller says tbat he intends to fit it up in first-olsss style and have the bouse conducted in a first-olsss manner. If the house seenres an active and experienced landlord there is no reason why it should not be suooessful. "The Major's Danehter," 'Success crowns their effort." Tbe fourth night of the second week's engagement of the Waite oompany brought out another large audience to see the "Major'a Daughter," as arranged and dramatized by Cora Neilson. The plsy proved to be an intensely interesting one and was de-pioted in a floe manner by this really excellent oompany. Good music adds a charm to any entertainment, and that rendered by tbe Premium Orchestra and Band is far ahead of anything ever before heard in Look Haven. Mr. C. W. Riahell drew the handsome silver water pitoher. It is valued at (25, and is a prize worth getting. To-night is the last night but one, on wbioh occasion will be presented the sensational oomedy in four aots of tbe "Black Diamonds," portraying the exoiting scenes enacted during the reign of the dreaded Mollie Hagnires." Special prize matinee to-morrow afternoon, andohanolng off of the bed room set of furniture Saturday night. _^ ^_ Remembering: the Anthor. From tbe Dramatic News. Manager-I see our new piece is called tbe greatest play seen in yean. Treasurer-Yes, sir. Tbe papers are unanimous. Manager-Have you raised the leading man's salary? Treasurer-Yes, sir. He now gets (800 a week. Manager-And ordered new printing? Treasurer-Tea, sir. (25,000 worth of It. Manager-And paid for the scenery? Treasurer-Yes, sir. (7,500. Manager-Anything left? Treasurer-Yes. About seven cents. Manager-All right. Deduot two cents for postage and send the balance to the author. CRUSHED BY THE GALE CHAT BY THE WAT. A. Church Wall Falls, Killing Two and Injuring Pr-e. A DWELLING SMASHED LIKE AH EGG They Want  Board or Trade. The Jersey Shore Videtle is urging the business men of that place to organize a Board of Trade and calls upon a number of prominent men whose nsmes are mentioned, to make a move towards organization at the earliest possible moment. Tbe VuZetts is in earnest and will no donbt succeed. When the people of Jersey Shore realize that the suspender manufacturing business which Williamsport has, could have been established in Jersey Shore by a little organised effort they will no doubt be ready to fall in with the Videlte's suggestions. Keep hammering away Brother Grier, and you will soon have an active Board of Trade. Literary Dotes. A fine new portrait of tbe late Robert Browning, detached and printed on plate paper, accompanies the Jaoosry number of Book News (John Wanamaker, Philadelphia.) The magazine contains a sketoh of tbe poet's life, and a review of his last work, " Asolando," which includes several of his new poems. There are the usual number of reviews and articles of general interest to book lovers, one especially interesting on Miss Amelia B. Edwards, with her portrait. The de scriptlve price-list of new books covers over thirteen pages. A Mystery. When Hand-in-Hand Hose Company reached tbe scene of the fire yesterday morning with their apparatus, it was;discovered that both the "plug pieces" were missing and the company could not go into service for some time after their arrival on tbat account. What the Hand-in-Hand men want to know is who removed tbe 'plug pieces" and for wbat purpose. It is a foot that tbey were removed during the night. The Baby Kln�. Madrid, Jan. 9-The latest bulletin records a slight increase of fever in the King's ease. At 9 o'clook p. m. tbe gravest fesrs are felt for the life of Alfonso. Tbe threatening feature is the much inoreased prostration. An Uaflendlsh Brooklyn Presbyterian House of Worship Topples Over, Burryins; an Adjoining; House With ltalnma'-eo-They Were Released-Foarteen men Killed by a Bridge Accident. Brooklyn, Jon. 9.-The rear wall of the Throop Avenue Presbyterian ohuroh, which was in oourse of erection, and which had reached a height of thirty-five feet, was blown down by the high wind, The wall, wbioh was sixteen inches thick, fell on tbe two-story frame house of Mrs. Sarah Mott, 198 Throop avenue, crushing in the whole structure. buried under the debris. In the house were Mrs. Sarah Mott, her widowed daughter, Mrs. Pnrdy, with her two daughters, aged 16 and 18, and a son aged 14 years, and a boarder named Richard Poole. All of these persons were buried under tbe pile of bricks, wood and other debris. The fire department was oalled out, and they, with the assistance of the polioe, succeeded in rescuing alive all bat David and Mary Pnrdy, who died when taken out. The rescued persons sustained serious injuries._ WOBI OF THE FLAMES. Thousands of Dollar* Go Up in Smoke at Various Points. Tonawanda, N. Y., Jan. 9.-Tbe old Kent mill on Fillmore .street, near Elliott Creek, was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss, (5,000: insurance on mill, (3,100, on stock (400. The mill has been occupied as a basket fsotory for the post year, but was idle when the fire occurred. Cause unknown. planing mill and lumber tard. Braddoce, Jan. 9.-Grannie Brothers' planing mill and lumber yards, with almost the entire block between Sixth and Seventh streets, were burned last night. Loss, (40,000. five woolen mills gone. Walpole, Mass., Jan. 9.-Tbe five woolen mills of the Forton Manufacturing Company used for the manufacture of ginghams were burned this morning. The fire started in the boiler room. Loss, (50,000. The Matinee To-morrow. One hundred presents will be distributed to the children at the matinee to be given by the Waite company in tbe Opera House to morrow afternoon. This alone is inducement enough to fill the ball. PERSONAL PEKCIUNOS. Miss Cora Snyder, of Lewistown Is visiting friends at Eagleville. H. R. Whitoomb is making a pilgrimage to Seattle, Washington. Frank Quigley is back at his old post of duty as clerk at tbe Irvin House. G. S. Lenbart, editor of tbe Williamsport Breakfast Table, was in tbe oity yesterday. Scott Currin, editor of the Sugsr Volley Journal, is transacting business in town to-day. Mrs. H. R. Wbitoomb returned last night from an eastern visit of several weeks duration. Miss Annie Horner and Hiss HInnie Sypber of Montoursville, are tbe guests of Clara Bendell, 601 Sixth St. Miss Edith Clark, of Eagleville, is recovering from tbe severe injuries she received a few days ago by beiog thrown from a horse. Mrs, John Myers and her little son left yesterday for Atlsntio city after a visit of several weeks with ber parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hiller. 'Squire John Hare, of Lock Haven, was among tbe callers at this office on Monday. He is a Centre oountian, being born and raised in Marian township. He fs a lawyer by profession and has traveled through the West and South for a number of years, -Bellefonte Oaiette. Hr. S. R. Compton and family left this morning for Harrisburg, where tbey will make their borne. Hr. Comptou is engaged with the hardware firm of David McCormick & Co. Their many friends in Look Havon hope tbat tbey may find their new homo pleasant and profitable. Miss Minnie Williamson, who has so ably filled tbe position of assistant cashier in the First National Bank, this place, resigned ber position Wednesday. Tbe vocacoy bos beeu filled by Mr. Jake Meisel, a former employe of Adams' Express Company.-Renovo Record. Charley Myers, the wholesale tobacconist, of Look Haven, is interviewing bis Renovo trade. He went down to North Bend this morning on Day Express, booked several orders and then returned to Renovo by foot; walking this distance in just 40 minutes. When you remember it is a little over three miles you will see Charley is no slouch of a "walkist," having excel lent qualifications for being a member of theatrical troupe of the Agnes Cody type.-Renovo Newt, Items of Loral and General Interest Gathered by Oar Reporters. She wrote a letter with her eyes. Well rilled with words of bluw Then, like a prudent maid and wise. She sealed it with a kiss. , Ill-fitting shoes are often responsible for cold feet. Cobwebs have already formed on some New Year's resolutions. Cold raw oysters are especially grateful, to the interior surface of a grip-sore throat. ' ' . When you have a personal item hand it to ub or telephone us and wo will be glad to publish it and greatly obliged to yon for the favor. ' The old-fashioned Turkey-red" cloths and napkins of many years ago are' again popular for lunches and teas. Other shades are also in vogue. Among the good resolutions is that of a Water street bachelor who has resolved to get married before next Christmas. Look out for him, for he ia a gentleman who keeps his word. A Philadelphia shoemaker charges ono dollar to guarantee a squeakless shoe, and he secures tbe "squeaklessness" by simply dropping some powdered soap stone between what is known as the Inner" and outer sole. If a severely oold snap shall overtake ns later in ths winter it will be keenly lelt by tbe horses. Many of them, under the influence of tbe mild weather, are shedding their coats, and in a few weeks will be attired in thoir spring clothes. A Utica doctor advised his patient to, go home and soak bis feet in hot water. "That will do no good," was the reply of tbe sick man. "How is tbat ?" asked the doctor, a little put out. "My legs are cork," said be, with a smile." Mr. W.-The idea of a man 6001100; to tbe tbeatte in such an intoxicated condition. I'll have the usher remove him'. Mrs. W.-Let him alone, John. 1 think he is very considerate. He got all he wanted before he came in and will not bo likely to annoy people by. going oat between the acts. Tbe latest odd thing' in jewelry' Is a bracelet of gold wire *ith a gold toad from half an inch to an inch and a half long in the attitude of bopping along one side of it. The gold of the toad is treated so ss to have a greenish cast, and the effeot is very startling and unpleasant, but the bracelet sells rapidly. . " " Holding his oamera over the great wall of a young ladies' seminary hot for from Philadelphia, an enthusiastic amateur photographer secured a Monday morning view of the book yard alter the wash had been hung up. He struck off several pictures for his friends and they are all marked thus: "White wings, or the story of the main brace." He was not near enough to catih the marking on the linen, or there might have been a scandal about the matter. Much of Mr. Ward McAllister's success as a manager of New York sooiety events ' is attributed to the enforcement of lines which at times appear somewhat rigorous. For instance, he was Interested In ascertaining the names of the gentlemen and ladies who were hr be partners in the Sir Roger de Coverly outside of the four official sets. He sent out circulars to some of the subscribers asking them to forward to him the names of the ladies with whom tbey were to dance. '1 sent book word," says one of the subscribers, "that I was to dance with my wife. Mr. McAllister demurred to this, and then I smilingly asked, "With whom am I to dance' except with my very beet girl?" and won the day.'' It would be interesting to know the basis for Mr. McAllister's rule that husbands shall not dance with their wives if they can find anybody else. It Cut Both Ways. From the New York Sun. Nathan Levy-I say Jaoob, dot Ikey Einstein vas a mean man. Ha vol too grasping for lis own goot. Jacob Solomons-How vas dot? Nathan Levy-Vy, yesterday I gave my note to him for (100 at dirty days and by a mistake 1 dated it 1889. Ven I remembered vot I did I vent to him to get dot note back, and be says: "I don't regtify no mistakes after you leaves my office. I've got your note dated January 8, 1889, und it is eleven montbB overdue, and I'll oharge you a year's interest. Jacob jSolomons-Dot vos not right. Vot haf you done? Nathan Levy-I told bim dot I voold abide by his decision, but dot as I tailed last March und only paid my greditors 2 per cend. dot note vonld have to go mit der old debts, nnd as dose affairs of dot old firm vas vonnd up he vonld haf to sue dor creditors fer der money. He vos a mean man, dot Ikey Einstein. The Westpotr Bridge. On Weduesday of this week the County Commissioners visited Westport and inspected tho new iron bridge over Kettle Gteek. Thay were well pleased with the structure and consider it the finest bridge in tbe County, ;