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Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - January 15, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania EIGHTH YEAll-NO. .LOCK HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY, J AN U All V 15, 1890. PBICE-TWO CENTS. Ej^EN^INGJEXPBESS KlNsLoK KKOTHEKS---FPHMSHVKS CURRENT COMMENT. PoutugaT. yields to England because she must. Judge Kelley's best aiouument is the American system of protection. Day by day the pulse of the 1892 ex liibiLiou scheme grows weaker. Ballot reform is on the Hill track and it promises to wreck the Hill train. Do not ask everybody you meet "How 8 your grip?" You may come to blows. How easily the world is governed I If the kid Alfonso dies a nicc-year-old girl will rule in his stead. When a base ball player cannot stand the grip it is about time for other folks to look out for thoir white alley. As Judge Lynch executed 175 persons last year, it leads one to think that a few hangings under the forms of law would now be in order. There is nothing like averaging things. A Michigan man gave his wife a billiard table for a Christmas present and she returned the compliment by giving him a tea set. There is good in all things. Our venerable historian, Bancroft, attributes his remarkable good health this winter to the exceptionable warm weather. The mecadamizing of a piece of a road in Ohio increased the value of the adjoining farms $4,HO an acre, while the cost was less than $1 an acre. Some one ought to go all through the country preaching the gOBpel of good roads. There are some parts of the country iu which the inhabitants are not complaining of a lack of old fashioned winter weather. In Nebraska snow to the depb of four feet is on the ground, and in Missouri and Kansas the worst blizzard of the season has been raging. TnE New York Sun tells the truth when it alleges that the Republican leaders of Pennsylvania have been silent touching : the impbrtauco. of ballot reform. lu lUia 1 they have an advantage over the Democratic leaders of New York wnc are active in their opposition to the proposed reform. But if the Sun imagines that there is not a growing sentiment in favor of ballot reform among the Republicans of Bennayl-vauia which will make itself heard by the Legislature of 1S90 it is mistaken. The people are in favor of a change which will give them an absolutely secret ballot, which will remove them from the influence of the political managers or from the oversight of intimidators or bribe-givers, and we think their wishes will be obeyed bythe next Legislature. Will New York do as well?__ ! Fire day Kftllroad Ties. 1 The Buffalo Saturday Tidings says: "Adam P. Hopkins, of West Bridgeport, Pa., has invented a new style of posts and railroad ties, which are to be made of burt fire clay. A dispatch says: "The posts will be burnt very hard, and will have the railing Becured by means of nails driven into holes made in the posts when soft, at an angle that will bring the heads together and hold the railing firmly in place. Holes through the ties upon either side of the rail will admit bolts, the upper ends of which will have washers and nuts bearing upon the rail and holding it firmly in position." ON ACCOUNT OF THE GRIP The Pennsylvania Kaiiroad Compelled to Eefuse freight at Pittsburg. PKRILS IN PETTICOATS. MANY TEAIN OEEWS PKOSTEATED On One Division 135 oat or 200 Men Laid Offby thePinMH, �nil New Hindi Cannot be Obtained to Fill iheir Places-A freight Blockade Eosnes-No Shipments to Seaboards. Pittsijdkg, Jan. 14.-The Pennsylvania Railroad Compauy have boon compelled to refuse freight for the sea board during the past few days, on account of la grippe. On one division, where 200 conductors, freight and passenger are regularly employed, 135 were off duty at one time with the grip. New men wore put on some of the trains, but iu a majority of cases it was impossible to get new men, and when they were secured they proved to be more easy victims of the grip than tho old men. Freight began to collect on the Eastern division to such an extent that a few days ago an order was issued to send no more freight for seaboard points until furtbor notice. There was a block of freight at Altoona yesterday, due to the fact that the trainmaster was unable to get out fall crews, and only about half of the usual amount of freight could be handled. CHILI'3 DEBT ARRANGEMENTS. The Agreement Entered Into With the lioadlioldeta. Lima, An. 14. via Galvneton.-The Peruvian bondholders' claims against Chili have been arranged, Chili ceding to the bondholders tho guano deposits of Huanillos, Punta de Lobos, Pabillon de Pica, and the Lobos de Aguera. Chili agrees not to ship guano from any other deposits existing in her territory for four years. This consession is valued by Chili at half a million pounds sterling. Chili also gives SO per cent of her share of the net proceeds of guano since February, 1S82, valued at tbreo duarters of a million; also, tho total amount of. all moneys deposited in the Bank of England on account of half the r-roccedsof salesof guano valued at one million pounds. The total valule of Chili's concession, is a quarter million pounds sterling. The Peruvian concession under the Graco oontract gives, besides all the state railways in existence, the sole right of their extension, three million tons of guano, two million hectars of agricultural land and navigation of tbe Amazon, and thirty-three annuities of eighty thousand pounds. CN LIGHTMNO BUGS. One Subject for the Pay. Washington, Jan. 14.-The debate of tbe bill appropriating money to reimburse members for their losses occasioned by Silcott'a defalcation, took up nearly the entire time of the House to-day, and without coming to a conclusion of tbe matter the House adjourned. PERSONAL FENCILINGS. Miss Minnie Osner, of Kenovo, is visiting friends in this city for a few days. Hiss Libbie and Emma Hogan, of Kenovo, are visiting friends in this city. Fred McVicker, of Renovo, succeeds M. Q, White as prDprietor of the hotel at North Bend. D. B. Krape and family, of Salona, have removed to Williamsport, and are located at 423 Mulberry street. John B. Cryder, who was reported seriously ill yesterday with pneumonia, is somewhat better to-day. Daniel Bittner, one of Lock Haven's oldest residents, is quite ill, and doubts are entertained of his recovery to health again. George W. Frishlee, Superintendent for tho Lockwood Bridge Company, of Elml-ra, N. Y., contractors for erecting tbe suspension bridge at Pine Creek, is transacting business with the County Commissioners to-day. Col. W. U. Mayer, of this city, was in Buffalo on Monday when the big wind storm passed over that city. He says that everything movable was flying before the gale, and a man was in danger when out-picte of a strong building. A Philadelphia Importer Wants to Know What the Duty is. Wabhikotos. Jan. 14.-The Seoretary of State recently referred to the Secretary of the Treasury a communication from Mr. P. C. Martinez, of Philadelphia, inquiring whether any duty would be imposed on lightning bugs to be brought from Cuba with the expectation of doing business with them. Assistant Secretary Tichenor has informed Mr. Marticez that the dutiable or non-dutiable charaeter of any particular article is always determined in the flrBt place by the Collector of Customs at the port where the same arrives, after an inspection oi the importation. He said, further, that while the question of the dutiable character of insects does not appear to have been considered by the depaatment, the provision in the Tariff Act prescribes a duty of 00 percent, ad valorem on live animal* has at various times been held to be applicable to bees, birds and live fish respectively. It is said that tbe lightning bugs are Intended as ornaments for ladies* dresses. The Cuban bug is particularly large and luminous. INNOCENTS SACRIFICED. Four Children Burned tolfJesth Owing; to Drunken C�relesiness. EitiE, Jan. 14.-To-night Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rogalinski loft their four children at home with Mrs. Bogalinski's brother. While they went to make a call the Utile ones' uncle became intoxicated, and be laid his lighted pipe down ou the bed where tbe children were sleeping. The bed took fire and the house was nearly consumed beforo the firemen arrived. The drunken man escaped, as did Mary Towlio�ki, the owner of the house, but the children were all suffocated. Their names are: Mary aged 5; Georgo aged 4; Helen !i, and Annie 1. ------.----. SLsnluy Arrive� at Cairo. Cmiw, Jan. 14.-IUmy M. Stanley and his party did not stop over at Suez, as it was reported they would, but proceeded for this city, where they arrived this morning. They were greeted upon their arrival here by General Sir. Francis Uren-foll, commander of the Egyptian troops, and Bir Evelyn Baring, the British Consul General. Dangers Unit Beset tlie Verdant S Ion from Designing Women-Chicago Times. "There is ouo respect i� which Washington is the worst and most duugerous city on earth, and I know whoreorl speak, for I have lived in all tho gay capitals of the world. One fearful peril here besets the newcomer-more pirticularly the member of Congress-and that peril is iu potticuats. You Suppose, naturally, that I refer to women of notorious character, but I do not. It is not they who make things extra hazardous for the green Congressman. The females be has reason to fear are, so far as appearances are concerned, reputable. There are at this moment 2,000 women in this town, of ostensible respectability, who get a living preying upon the weaknesses and fears of men; their business is black mail in its most abominable guise, and the victims they particularly seek are fresh Congressmen. No sooner does the Representative or Senator arrive here for the first time than he becomes an object of specu lative interest to these adventuresses, several of whom are likely to make it their special task to entrap him. However much he may be on his guard, he is never safe. They find out his eircumstances,his way of living, and what sort of a man he is-it doesn't make the slightest difference whether he is married or not-and on these points of information they weave their webs. The first thing necessary in the process of ensnaring the quarry is to make his acquantaince." T should think the attempt would put him ou his guard at once," suggested your correspondent. Why so? These women, you must remember, have mostly an altogether respectable air, many are of a most ladylike exterior, the majority are decidedly pretty, and not a few are really beautiful. Has the Congressman any reason to suspect anything wrong when a handsome young widow, for instance, seemingly a lady in deep mourning, calls upon him with a request that bo will help her with his influence to put through a certain bill in which she profosecs to be interested? Such a thing might occur a score of times in entirely good faith. But a representative from my own State bad a visitor of just that description ouo day. She came three -times, walking up to his rooms at a boarding house without sending her card ahead, and was on each occasion received with formal courtesy merely. At the end of a fortnight she sent a lawyer, announcing that a suit for breach of promise of marriage would be brought immediately unless $1,000 was paid to her. Iu response to my frieud's indignant protests the shyster simply said that a gentleman who received visits from a lady alone in his private apartment was naturally subject to unfortunate misconstruction, and that a jury would be apt to regard it in tbe Bame light, the gentleman might kick him down stairs; it was true, bat that would merely complicate the case by tbe addition of an action for assault. In many a similar case-for breach of promise is a great dodge with these women--Congressmen have per. mitted themselves to be robbed in order to avoid scandal. True, the chances were that the action against them would never be carried through; - but the very report of such a thing would damage them for more than tbe money's worth with their constituents, and they have preferred to pay. Where the victim is a bachelor, of course, the game must be varied; but it is even more readily played in another shape againat a man who has a family, and is theroforo more anxious about his reputa* tion. "These women preserve all the appear ance of outward respectability. They are not, in fact, disreputable women in the ordinary sense of tbe term at all. Not a few of them you will find at receptions and other social gatherings, minglieg unsuspected ly with decent people. All the skilled adventuresses la the country seem to gravitate to Washington, owing to tbe exceptional opportunities for their work ofiered here. The men assist them as partners to lead tbe quarry into the traps or in spying upon intended pray, often to discover seorets, tbe keeping of which is worth nfloney. All public officials, who least of all can afford scandal, even department clerks, but more especially Congressmen, are tho chosen objects of their wiles. It does not matter if a man says he has no money; they re ply: 'You must get it,' and a person in i Biicli a plight will often go fuithor to ob tain the cash, even by begging of his friends, than he would under any other ! circumstances. Whatever you do, beware i of the women you don't know in this wicked capital." And the Fourth of July In August. A weather prophet soys that "tho traditional January thaw will como iu February." According to this, wo needn't look fur i he 22d of Fuhiuary until about the middle of March. Now put away your guns and begin to lay plans for tbe opening of tbe trout season. TERSELY TOLD TALIS. All the Latest Local Events Up to 2:30 P. M. Told in a* Concise Manner. HEWS PROM THE rOUB WAEDS Hoi* Hose Ent rprite-Floral Guide fur 1890-WantB tu 1{Q Nat araliieil -An Ei-pcrtl master Dylitj;-To He Double Tracked-Death From "I*a t~�ripi�e"- Sail den Death. For the purpose of liquidating their indebtedness incurred in fitting up fire apparatus, Hope Hose company has ar ranged for a benefit prize drawing for the benefit of the company. The drawing will take place on the 22d of February, in the council chamber. Many useful articles are included in the list of prizes, and the price of tickets is only 10 cents. The company is meeting with good encouragement, and will likely realize a handsome sum by the enterprise. Floral Guide for 1890. Viok's Floral Guide for 1890 has been received, and artistically is the peer of all other numbers issued by this pioneer seed firm. It contains instructions for gardening, such as sowing and transplanting. It also contains a complete list of vegetables, dowers, bulbs, potatoes'.'and small fruits, with descriptions and prices. In fihort it is one of the handsomest catalogues published. Send 10 cents [which may be de-duoted from first order] to James Vick, seed man, Rochester, N. V., for sample copy of Guide. a i:i:iiXi,\nt ljoiit. Wants to Be Naturalized. Lee Tow, a Chinese laundryman, who does business in this city, wants to bean American citizen, and has filed his application for naturalization papers. Lcc Yow was born in Gongdon, China, and came to the United States in the year 1881. Next April he intends to visit China, and iu order that he may be permitted to return to this country, fiuda it noccessary to take out naturalization papers. Lee Yow speaks fairly good English. A Novel Advertisement. ]\lr. Benjamin Cogau, of Altoona, and Miss Mollie McKco, of Carson Valley, have accepted a proposition made by a furniture dealer of Altoona to give a handsome chamber suit to any young couple who would get married in his show wiDdow. The wedding will occur Thursday evening at S o'clock sharp. Both the young people are highly respected and have large circles of friends. An Ex-poMmnsrer Dylogr Thomas W. Collier, an ex-postmaster of this city is seriously ill at Westport, this county, and his death is looked for at any time. Mr. Collier was postmaster in this city about thirty-five years ago. He is a member of tho masonic fraternity, an 3 Councilman Seld went to Westport to-day to look alter the dying man's welfare. To be Doable Tracked. A correspondent of the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin writing from Mill Ball, says: It is rumored that the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad is to be double tracked from this city to tbe intersection of the Beech Creek railroad. This will be done it is said to accomodate the increasing freight business. Death From "La Grippe.'* A man named Wolf died at the residence of his father-in-law, William Stitzer in Flemington this morning of pneumonia, resulting from influenza. Mr. Wolf was a resident of Hastings, and with his family was visiting in Flemington. He bad been ill for eight days. His ago was about 34 years. --- *-- This From Williamsport. A Clinton county man who recently removed to Williamsport writes to tho editor of the Clinton" KitruBLioAN to for- ard the paper to him at his address in that city. Ho says: "We caa't got along without the Clinton Republican." gad den. Death. Matilda Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith, died this morning of convulsions, aged 6 years. The child was sick but a few hours. Funeral Friday morning, services to be held at St. Agnes oluirob. Mill Hull Enterprise A bakery is about to he started in Jfil-IIby Messrs. Murray & Datton. They are putting up new buildings for the purpose, and intend tho product of tho concern to first class. Why Not Here? In WilUamsport the "road scraper" is utilized for removing mud from the streets. Lock Haven owns a road noraper, and it might poesibly bo uecd for thr same pur- poso successfully. --.---o--^--- Nearly Completed. The ucw fiUKpeusion bridge over Pino Creek at Wentz's mill, is neariug completion. The cables are up and the contractor expects to complete bis work by February first. Il i� S�id lo Leave the JiicuinU'Huciit Silly, at a Tittie of tho Co*t. Pittsburg Dispatch. Inventor W. J. Norton, of tbis city, has just invented a light that is said to beat tbe electric incandescent light "all hollow"-a l'ght as intense, and as accurate iu its illumination of col era, as the sun at noontide. Sloreover, it is alleged to be the cheapest really bright iUuminai.t the world has over fennym; fur it in claimed that a 500-candlu power li�ht. of the kind in question can be iiin at the nominal cost of one cent an hour. Mr. Norton has for years been diligently engaged in developing tbis i.Iumiuatiujr wonder. Recently ho permitted a few capitalists from Beaver county to witness experiments with his device. These tests proved so successful that a temporary and private company was soon formed to patent and develop the brilliant idea. The light in question is essentially a chemical discovery rather than a mechanical idea, and consists of a peculiar tape that is fed by a simplo clock work. Whiie it is peculiarly adapted to street or other stationary purposes of illumination, yet it is said to be also applicable to portable or hand lamps; and, while in point of intensity it is not surpassed by electricity, its light is much softer and far easier to tbe eyes: It feeds itself, requires neither pipes wires or other connections, and in sizes may be produced from 300 to 7,000 candle power. It is absolutely non-explosive, emits no smoke or objectionable vapor, is applicable! to auy purpose, and can be haudled with equal safety by a child as by an adult. New-York parties arc already taking a lively interest in the light, and certain railroad men, alive to itB peculiar advantages for cars are keeping a clo.se eye nil on it. In case of a collision or other accident to a train on which it wa3 used, it would instantly extinguish itself, while it creates only trifling heat, though lit for ten hours. The Pho^aix Glass Works Company, of Phillipsbarg, has been for some time past experimenting on various lamps to suit it in this line, and seems very sanguine that it may yet demonstrate itself tho coming light of the age. Hitherto, the great disadvantages of artificial light, for store purposes, has been that by none could delicate colors be distinguished; but by this light not the slightest inconvenience in this respect is experienced. Though letters patent have been applied for, yet further experiments are being prosecuted, and within a few weeks it is confidently anticipated that some of these interesting lamps will be submitted to public inspection. Up to the present time the entire undertaking has been conducted in a very quiet way. A Kf TRIAL FOR EDRH But the Info Sentence Imposed Upon Oongblin, O'Sullivan and Burke. CHAT 1ST THE WAY. JUGGED IH THE PE1S0S AT J0LIET Seen Heavenly Things. She-"Charlie, you know you proa ised me something handsome, on my birthday.'1 lie-"Yes, I know." She-"Well, I saw a diamond breastpin yesterday iu a shop window that was perfectly heavenly." He-"Perfectly heavenly, was it? Say, Fanny, don't you liavoany earthly wishes? Do you think or nothing but heavenly things?''__ A Fine Crop of Tobacco. Messrs. J. and R. C. Quiggle, of Pino Station, this county, have just finished stripping their 18S9 crop of tobacco. From 11 acres of ground they have ncarty 12,000 pounds of wrappers. Tho tobacco is of the Havana Seed rarioly, and is of excellent quality. Death ofHti Old Citizen. Lemuel WatsoD, a muuh respected citizen of Nittany Valley, died yesterdsy afternoon at tho residence of his son-in-law, H. D. Iiovoland, at Lamar. The deceased was in his eighty-second year. The funeral will tako placo Thursday afternoou at p. m. Intorment to bo made at St. Paul's eometory. A Furnace to Resume. Reading, Jan. 14.-At a mooting of tho interested partti-s held bcro tbis afternoon it was decided to put into blast at once tbe largo anthracite blast furnace, at Temple, this county, which has been idle for a number of years. George F. Baor, one of tho managers of the Heading Railroad, was elected president of tho company operating tho fnruace. Fjital Itemilt of a Cat's Kite. Milton, Wis., Jan. U.-Professor Charles A. Clark, priueipal of Albion Academy, died on Sunday night of wht.t is believed to havo been hydrophobia Ho was bitten by a cat last March, but no serious results were feared at tbe timo. Recently, however, unmistakable signs of hydrophobia appeared and bis death was a very painful one. Thv AVorKt Citizens. Kuiisiu rtty Tlrno�. The worst citizen that any city can have is t!>e one who baa grown rich elf the riso in the value of real estate nud sits like a bump ou a log and refuses to aid publio enterprises on the plea that he is not interested. Three of tbe Croniu Suvpecte Lodged Behind the Kate 'Notwithstanding Their l?role.tatiotm ot lunocence- Knnze will Probably be Beleased-The Supreme Court will Kow Take a nand. Cuicaoo, Jan. 11-Judge HcConuell tbis alternooti granted tbe application oi Kunze, for a now trial, but denied the motion as to tbe other defendants, Cougb-lin, Burke and O'Sullivan. Judge McConnell, in announcing bis decision, reviewed tbe evidence briefly, particularly in the case of Kanze, and in his case declarad that tbe verdics of tbe jnry was not only unwarranted by the evidence, but was an absurdity. As to tbe others he declared tbe trial a just one, and therefore overruled tbe motion for a new trial. A motion for arrest of judgment was also overruled. Tho prisoners were then told to stand up, and upon being asked if they had anything to say, Cougblin rose and said in firm, diBtinot tones: "Your Honor, I am innocent. I was convicted by perjurors." O'Sullivan's turn came next, and bis voice trembled slightly as ho eaid: "I protest my innocence before God and man, and tbe time is not lar distant when it will be shown. I was oonvioted by a prejudiced jury and perjured evidence. I do not ask for mercy, I ask for justice." Burke stopped chewing gum long enough to say: "I am innocent. I always knew that in England they allow perjurors to eo on tbe staud and convict innocent men, bat I never knew it was done in America." A few moments Bilence followed and the court imposed sentence in the following words: "Following and coufhming tbo verdiot of the jury tbe judgment of tbe court iB that you be takcu to tbe penitentiary at Joliet, and be confined for tbe term of your uatural lives." The defense was granted sixty days to ? le a bill ot exceptions. To-nigbt tbe three prisoners, ijoughlin, Bnrke and O'Sullivan, were hurried to a train and taken to tbo State prison at Joliet. Tbe trio were handcuffed and manacled together. Their case will be taken to tbe Supreme Court. Kunze will probably be released. BKA/.1I.LIAN SOLD1EB9 Mil TIN V. nr One Hundred of Them Butchered. The Ringleaders Arrested. Hew Yobk. Jan. 14.-One of the correspondents of C. R. Flint writes from Rio Janeiro, uuder date of December 23, as follows: The outlook here just now iB not re assuring. Last evening parts of two regiments of artillery mutinied, tore up tbe republican flag and hoisted tbe old imperial flag, and it required all tbe other regiments, cavalry, infantry and artillery to subdue them. They fought at the Sao-christovao artillery quarters till after 12 o'clock, and one hundred of the rebels were killed and wounded before tbe rest surrendered. To day twenty one of the ringleaders were shot. None of the commissioned officers were lu the mutiny, but all the non commissioned officers were. Tho trouble was owing to tbe dissatisfaction of tbe soldiers with their pay. Tbe police are paid two milreis a day, and tbe soldiots claim that tbey were promised tbe same. It is said that a number of conservatives and liberals have been tampering with tbe soldiers, and were at the bottom of tbe row last utgbt. Early this morning Sii-veira Marting, Assis Martinz, Barao 09 Lsgo, Dr. Lima Duarte, Dr. Ferriera Vi-anna, Minister of Justice in the laBt conservative ministry, and Commendador Braga, one of tbe leading merchants of Rio, was arrested. New Ship! for the Navj. Washington, Jan. 14- The Senate Committee on Naval Affairs to day bad under consideratiou tbe several bills referred to it relating to the naval establishment. After discuBBing the general subject of uddiiioual ships for the navy, tbe cnimittco decided to hold a special meet-iug to-morrow, at which time members of Commodore McCann'tv llourd of Construc-tiou and Policy will be beard. It was decided to give ex-Ensign Ormsby, who claims to have been unlawfully dismissed, a hearing at tbo next regular meeting. . Kxieution Indebtedness to be Paid. Pittsjiurg, Jan. 14.-Oliver Bros, & Phillips, tho iron manufacturers, and tbe RobcttB wiro company, who suspended live years ago with liabilities of over a million dollars, and were grnutod an ex-ttinsiou, announced to-day that they would pay the final installment of their extension indebtedness of principal and interest dne ou February 1 next. Items �,f Local and Oeneral Interest Gathered by Our Reporters. Don't l-.i'tl to sou the doll quadrille at tbe Opera House Satuiday night. Duncan Clark's lady mlnstrets, twenty-seven strong, will be at the Opera House Saturday night. Why is a weather cock like a corner loafai? Because it is constantly going round doing nothing. The latest fad with some youug ladies is to collect souvenir hairs from the mustaches of tbeir gentlemen fVinnds. Wouldn't thonsands of young folks, and old folks, too, be happy over a good fall of snow. The liveryman, too, would grin. With ioe in Maine and Nora Scotia a foot and a-half thick, there is some hope for the people who are worrying about the ice crop next summer. . A large portion of the new* from England that the Atlantic cable turn brings over to us every day would seem to be intended for the P0IU4 OtuetU. The aoarf pin should be jnst barely revealed by tbe coat, aa if the owner was indifferent to tbe effect it created and merely wore it aa a matter of Deoetwity- "Lk Grippe" has certainly got a grip on us lodge people." Remarked a, prominent lodge, man yesterday, and onr sick benefits are being paid out at a lively rate. I tell yon I'm glad that I'm on no sick committee just now. She was a proud lady, and a rich one, too, as indicated by the fact that she owned a pew in one ol Chicago's moat fashionable churches. . She wore large diamond earrings and a costume most elaborate. In fact, she carried with her an atmosphere of ultra respectability, which waa almost oppressive, as she entered oharoh last Son-day, a trifle late, and observed from a distance that her pew waa already occupied, and by stragers. Walking down the aisle with her nose in the air aa if pointing the North Star, she stopped at bet own pew and, turning haughtily to the nsher, who had followed at a respectful distance, in. quired in a tone of concentrated bnt sup. pressed oontempt: "Who are these persons occupewing my pie?" And the minister wondered what made the congregation laugh. A BBIU.IAHT AFFAIR. The first Evening state lteceptloii~A Notable Gathering. Washington, Jan. 14.-The first of the evening State receptions ol President Harrison's administration waa quite a brilliant affair. It waa given in honor of the diplomatic corps, whose members attended more generally than at moat State receptions, not excepting even those at which they are the special goests of the evening. This fact is in part attributable to the presence of the delegates to the Fan American conference, many of whom bad never witnessed an event of the kind in this country. Tbe President Was assisted in receiving tbe guests by Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Morton and all the ladies of the Cabinet household except Mrs. Proctor, who is not in tbe oity, and Mrs. Blaine, who it was explained waa absent on account of a recent death in the family, and the illness of Walker Blaine, who baa a severe attaok of influenza. Among tbe JfagastaM. " John G. Carlisle makes clear in the Jan-nary forum the connection between "The Tariff and Farmer." "Prehistoric Man in America" is the subject of Major Powell's interesting paper. Professor Gold-win Smith points oat "Woman's Place in tbe Stato," while F. A. Conkling writes of tbo "Abuses of tbe Veto Power." Forum Publishing Co., 253 Fifth avenue, New York. St. Mary of the Angela by T. A. Janvier is tbe complete story in the Cosmopolitan for January. W. B. Ballon describes "Sugar Cure and Sugar Making." Elizabeth Bisland who is now circling the globe contributes a sketch of "Famous Beauties." Edited by J. Brisban Walker, Broadway, and Twenty-fifth street. New York. "A God of the Aztecs" is the title of a poem by tbe late Helen Thayer Hntobeson contained in the January Century. An amusing character sketoh in Harry James' beet vein Is that of "Daumior," tbe French caricaturist. Tbe Century Company, Union Square, New York, Although but a rmall magazine Chat is bright, iuterestlng aud enterprising. The Jauuary number contains the usual college papers besides other instinctive and entertaining matter. Chat Publishing Company, Philadelphia. A Cotton Train la Flames. St. Louie, Jan. 14.-While a cotton laden train was running between Peny and Harrison stations, on the Houston and Texas Central railroad, in Texas, yesterday, tbo cotton took lire and the train rusbe.1 into the latter station with a long and furious stream of flamea following it. The depot caught fire, and it and several cars, and about 200 b�\� ot cotton were consumed. ;