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PITTSBURG, MONDAY, JAN.2S.18S9.
Boulanger has won the fight at Paris and
now occupies the position of the Colossus of
French politics. He must be accepted as
the chosen leader of the French people, and
calculations as to the future of Europe must
take him into account as a prime factor.
Such calculations are rendered all the
more difficult, because Boulanger, as a gov
erning power, is an absolutely unknown
quantity. As a general in command of
armies in the field he is without record; as
a leader of politics his only success has been
in rallying the excitable element of the
French to his support. His sole work as a
public administrator was in increasing the
French armament while Minister of War.
There is a suggestion of charlatanism in the
fact that the estimates of possibilities under
his leadership range from the restoration of
monarchy to the revival ot the commune
and from the march on Berlin to the pacifi
cation of Europe.
Nevertheless charlatanism in politics
does not always imply a lack of capacity.
There must be some ability in the man who
can concentrate such diverse elements; and
if Boulanger can hold these elements to
gether in actual administration as he has in
his political campaign he may yet make his
achievements bear some proportion to his
promises. It seems settled that with all its
theatrical methods Boulangerism must be ac
cepted as the prevailing power in France.
What the outcome will be, is as doubtful
for to-morrow as for neit year. "Ve can
only wait to see what we shall see.
CHTJBCHES AND CONVICTS.
The rather surprising statistical statement,
published elsewhere with regard to the
religious belief or connections of the prison
ers at the Riverside Penitentiary, needs to
be taken with a large amount of allowance.
It is hardly to be inferred that the JM3 per
cent of the prisoners who reported them
selves as belonging to various religious
denominations were communicants of the
churches or regular professors of religion.
It is more likely that the statements of the
prisoners were simply as to the faith held by
their parents or the churches they may have
attended in the early part of their career.
In that case the proportion of 4 per cent who
own no church ties whatever would not
seem much below the proportion of our
population who have never had any
religious connection. Even with that
explanation the showing is a remarkable
one. One thing, however, is very plain,
namely that ifthe religious denominations
have furnished the vast majority of thieves,
burglars and other offenders, it is in spite of
their teachings and not on account of them.
THEORY ABOVE CONDITION.
There are several volumes of political in
struction in the statement by good authority,
with regard to the course to be taken by
the House on the tariff bill, that "President
Cleveland is very emphatic in his recom
mendation that the Democrats shall do
nothing in this Congress which will tend to
take the tariff issue out of politics." This
indicates a purpose to prolong the tariff
fight another four years, and to try it over
again at the next Presidental election.
Butisnotthc President able to remember
what the nation is hardly likely to forget
that only a little over a year ago, he em
phatically and officially declared, in open
ing up this question, that the imperative
and pressing need is the prompt reduction
of the surplus? The urgency of that work
was so great that neither especial ideas of
how it should be done, nor the interests of
any locality, should stand in the way of the
reduction of taxation, according to the fa
mous tariff message.
If the policy now is that the opportunity
to compromise on a sound and conserva
tive reduction of taxation is to be re
fused and the surplus is to keep piling up,
in order that the Democrats may continue
the tariff agitation, will it not be fair for
the public to conclude, that it is a theory
and not a condition that confronts us?
It would be a splendid thing for this na
tion if it could infuse a slight percentage of
sincerity into its politics.
A COMING CATASTBOPHE.
Statistics as to the total supply of anthra
cite coal have been produced, which state
that the aggregate yet in the mines is only
26,300,576,000 tons. Of this two-thirds is
waste, leaving only 8,786,888,666 tons as the
available stock of lump coal. At the maxi
mum rate of production of 50,000,000 tons a
year, which it is expected will be attained
in 1900, this supply will only last 186 years.
This is a grave matter. With only a century
and three-quarters to work in, the anthra
cite coal pool will have to hustle to make
its ownership of tbe loel supply enable it to
get possession of the whole earth. After
that time the public can fall back on gas
made from bituminous coal or anthracite
waste; but what will the poor coal com
panies do when they can no longer order an
advance of fifty cents per ton on the display
of the coal wave flag, or direct a suspension
of mining throughout the whole region?
THE PBIKE OBJECT.
One of the expressions of tbe unadulter
ated spoils doctrine that comes from the
Republican side, since that party has ex
perienced the foretaste of power, is attrib
uted to General Lew Wallace. The author
of "Ben Hur" is reported as saying that if
he were President the first thing he would
do would be to summon his Cabinet and or
der the members to discharge all the Demo
crats in the departments within thirty days.
Until that was done, he says, no meeting of
the Cabinet should be held.
This is the baldest statement yet heard, of
the idea that the be-all and end-all of poli
tics and government is for tbe dominant
party to get its nose into the trough. 2fo
governmental business, according to our
literary politician, is to be attended to until
all the Democrats are fired, and as an cssen-
tial corollary their placesfilled with Repub
licans. Foreign nations may snub and in
sult us; the necessities of financial legisla
tion may require the summoning of Con
gress; new States may be urging their right
to admission, and a thousand other vital
subjects may demand the attention of gov
ernment, but such matters mnt wait. The
welfare of internal affairs, the credit and
honor of our nation abroad, are not worthy
of consideration until every Democrat is
swept out of his place and the spoils are di
vided among the faithful. It is impossible
to argue against such an idea. Its mere
statement by a man who bears the triple
character of soldier, diplomatist and author,
is enough to exhibit the real effect of spoils
General Wallace affords us some slight
mitigation by saying that this is not General
Harrison's view. "We should hope not,
for the credit of the incoming administra
tion. ABT AND THE EXPOSITION.
The interview with Mr. Beatty, on the
value of a permanent art department in con
nection with the Exposition, shows very
forcibly the magnitude and importance of
one of the most legitimate functions of such
enterprises. . A leading, if not a principal,
purpose of such an institution is the educa
tion and stimulation of industry to the im
provement and beatification of its prod
ucts. The influence of the Centennial Ex
position in this direction has produced a re
markable effect; and Pittsburg affords a field
of great promise for a similar work.
Our spendid facilities for the production
of the heavy and crude forms of manufac
ture have hitherto enabled ns to be satisfied
with the profits and growth to be secured
in that way. But there is the most cogent
reason for not resting satisfied with that
progress. On the foundation thus secured,
we should develop an even wider diversifi
cation of industry by adding the manufac
ture of the more highly finished forms. In
the building up of such industries, the aid
of an art exposition to instil artistic con
ception and to aid artistic creations, would
be of incalculable value.
The possibilities of the higher forms of
iron, steel, glass and pottery manufacture.
stimulated by means of an artistic educa
tion for the workers in those industries, are
almost illimitable. The illustrations given
bv Mr. Beatty are only indications because
the field is not half explored. "With effort
in that direction, properly directed, there
is no doubt that Pittsburg's facilities for
such work might develop industries equal
in magnitude to its present works, superior
in results by reason of the higher prices ob
tained for the products, and employing
workmen whose skill and education would
command the highest wages.
The utilitarian results of such a feature
to the Exposition would be equal to, if not
greater than, its purely aesthetic value.
With its importance fully understood there
ought to be no doubt about Raising funds to
complete the buildings and endow it fully
with all that it may need to make it an edu
cator in industrial art
AN TJNDESrEABLE CONTEAST.
Some of our esteemed cotemporaries that
are indorsing the bill providing a punish
ment for people who solicit others to violate
law, in order to secure their prosecution,
tail to perceive the vital error of the bill.
It is tiue, as the Philadelphia Record says,
that the business of spies and informers who
pursue that practice, is one that ought to be
suppressed. But it is neither necessary nor
wise to put the law in the position of nulli
fying itself by declaring that solicitation for
flip kaV nf nnnishment i in hp. Tmnikhpd
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law violated with impunity shall go scot
For instance, if in a labor dispute a spy
should persuade the strikers to indulge in
acts of disorder, for the purpose of getting
them sent to the workhouse, he ought to be
punished. But there is no less need for
punishment if the incitement to disorder is
for the purpose of getting property destroyed
or obnoxious persons assaulted. It is right
to suppress sneaks; but it is no less neces
sary to provide an equal punishment for
those who habitually and defiantly seek to
have the laws defied and broken down.
If the bill is for any other purpose than to
secure a special class immunity in ignoring
the laws, it will be easy enough to amend it
so as to punish all who solicit others to com
mit a misdemeanor, for any purpose what
ever. If it is intended to secure immunity
for a certain class of law breakers, it can be
left in its present shape.
The declaration by the New York
Graphic, concerning the statement that
Mary Anderson did not write the article
in the Xorth American Review published
over her signature, that "there was no seri
ous moral obliquity in Miss Anderson's
part of this performance," indicates re
markable views on literary morals in the
editorial management of our esteemed
cotemporary. It is no more than fair to
remember that a cross-denial of this state
ment has been filed on the part of Miss
Anderson. But if such a performance has
taken place, there is evidently need of in
instruction as to the dishonesty of appro
priating the literary reputation of some one
else's work, and of aiding the imposture of
selling another person's writing by means
of her name.
Senator Quay's announcement that he
will oppose the appointment of anyone who
asks for his support prior to March 4, is
taken in some quarters to mean that prior to
that date the junior Senator means to let
General Harrison do the appointing. But
as all the commissions have to be issned
after the inauguration hopeful aspirants
should not rely too implicitly on Matthew
In answer to the criticisms of Mr. Hal
stead's recent remarkable deliverance on
newsoaper morals, the Boston Globe says
"it is a healthy sign of growth to find a
man not quite so foolish at 50 as he was at
25." True enough; but it is the opposite to
find that a man has not as high a standard
at 50 as be had earlier in life. With regard
to the foolishness or it, too, it might be per
tinent for the Globe to investigate whether
Mr. Halstead made his greatest reputation
and growth as a journalist during the period
when he was independent, or at the present
time when, as he confesses, he runs the
paper the way there is the most money in it.
When oatmeal explodes at one stage and
poisons people at another, there seems to be
no course open but a return to the old
fashioned buckwheat cakes. They may be
fatal, but it takes long time for them to
perform their deadly work, and in the
meantime, look at the enjoyment you will
JIk. T. B. Wanamaker, of Philadel
phia, has endowed Piinccton College with'
fl,000, the income of which shall be given
as an annual prize to the. student who does
tbe best in Shakespearean and early English.
This is an attempt to set up an inducement
for the students to do something else than
compete for prizes to be gained by the most
advanced students incurve pitching or base
running. But his miserable little 550 a year
will hardly draw collegiate attention from
the studies of the age which qualify first
class graduates to sign as professional base-ballists.
The measure of statesmanship which is
prevalent in deciding the qualifications of
Senators, makes Senator-elect McMillan, of
Michigan, a much greater legislator than
Senator-elect "Washburn, of Minnesota. The
former is worth ?15,000,000 and the latter
It is interesting to note that one of our
legal friends, in discussing the subject of
municipal tax liens, says that one or two
hundred years hence the reasons on which
the Supreme Court based its decisions on
the subject of Penn avenue assessments,
"may not be understandable." Considering
the surface indications that they are not un
derstandable at present, even by the Su
preme Court itself, we should regard the
future catastrophe as more than probable.
PARAGRAPHS ABOUT PEOPLE.
THE inventor of porcelain, Jobann Fried
rich Bottger, is to bave a monument at Meis
sen, in Saxony. The model has just been com
pleted by Herr Emmerich Andresen. The cost
is estimated at 500.
The ravages of time upon Mr. Jay Qould
have recently become visiblo in his facts and
frame and in his fast whitening beard. He was
always a. man of gravity, but that trait has be
come more marked within the past year than
Mr. Naoroji, Lord Salisbury's celebrated
"black man," has received upward of 4,000
messages in the form of letters, telegrams and
cable dispatches, expressive of condemnation
of the use of the phrase and of sympathy for
the object of it, The United States was well
represented in this sjmpathctic batch.
Hen ry Villard used to be as merry as a
cricket when he was a newspaper scribbler. He
grew grave as an owl when be was President
ot the Northern Pacific Railroad. He be
came mum as an oyster when fortune turned
her back on him. Now, when he again sees
the sunshine, he has undergone another
change and is impressive as a Turk. But he
says that his happiest days since he left the
Alps were those in which be made a beat as a
Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, sister
of the President, was registered at the San
Juan Hotel. Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, hav
ing arrived on the afternoon south-bound train.
She left on the fast mail Thursday for points
further south. Naples on the Gulf is her des
tination. She has a five-acre orange grove and
a cozy six-room house there, the latter all ar
ranged for her occupancy. She will spend the
winter there and engage in literary work. She
is anxions to finish a novel before spring.
M. Joseph Martin, the French explorer,
is to leave St. Petersburg for Pekln. Thence
he will proceed along the Chinese Wall.travers
ing the high tablelands in order to arrive at the
eastern part of Thibet, to the south of Lake
KokoNor, and to penetrate if possible to
Lhassa. He will then pass through Yunnan
and Annan. An eventual junction with the
expedition of Colonel Fevtzoff, the probable
successor of General Prjevalsky, is supposed to
be tbe aim of M. Martin's exploration, which is
said to be exclusively scientific.
An Englishman says that She is neither more
nor less than a weak water-color sketch ot an
Obeeyahoman. made white, beautiful, and
young. Instead of being, as she invariably is, or
was. black, old, and hideous as a mummy of a
monkey, "This," he adds, "is not only my own
opinion, but that of all the old comrades of 'th e
Coast' of SO years ago, to whom the subject has
been mentioned." He declares further that
these hideous old women, "beyond all dispute,
possessed powers far exceeding anything ever
yet imagined in the wildest pages of fiction."
A REMARKABLE LETTER.
Excitement Over a Document sntd to Hnve
Been Written by Christ.
Baltimoee. January 27.-There is great re-
ligions excitement in Kent county, Maryland,
over the circnlation of copies ofaletter claimed
to have been written by Jesus Christ. A pre
flix to the letter says that it was written by
Christ and was found 18 miles from Iconium.
It was transmitted from the Holy City by a
Hebrew, and was faithfully translated from the
original Hebrew copy now in tbe possession of
a family in Mesopotamia.
The letter is said tn have been found under a
stone, upon which was cut: "Blessed is he that
shall turn me over."
The text of the letter includes these para
graphs: "I advise you to fast five Fridays in the
year, beginning with Good Friday, in remem
brance of the flvo wounds 1 received for man
kind. You shall love one another with broth
erly love, and cause them that arc not baptized
to come to church and receive tbe Holy Sacra
ment. To those who do not believe, in this
writing and in my commandments, I will send
plagues upon them. Whosoever shall have a
copy of this letter shall be protected from light
ning and pestilence."
The letter is signed Jesus Hominum Salva
tor. Nearly a thousand of these letters aro in
circulation, and the superstitious people are
securing them as charms against evil.
SENATOR QUAY IN FLORIDA.
A Hunting nnd Fishing: Trip Taken for
TrrcsviLLE, Fla., January 27. Senator
Quay, the Republican manager of the late elec
tion, arrived here this afternoon. After a short
ride around town, accompanied by several
prominent Republicans, he left on the steamer
Rocklcdge for Rockledge, 40 miles south. After
a short stop there he will go to Jupiter Inlet to
hunt and fish for several days.
It is reported that before returning borne the
cute politician will run down to Orlando and
see'Hon. E. S. Gunby, the original Harrison
delegate from this State, and who is expected
to step into Judge Settle's shoes. Gunby is a
great man at present in his section, as be is ex
pected to "close out" the political plums for
Recent History in Rhyme.
From the Albany Journal.
The Lion and the Eagle had a little interview,
And tbe Eagle thought the Germans had bit
off too big a chew,
Then the Lion told the Eagle that his eye was
And they both sent off this message: "Bis
marck, das U ausgespiell."
Time to Stop Lying.
From the Philadelphia Record.
No more mild weather stories, if youpleasel
No one would believe it if he should be told, by
way of a cap to the climax, that a big sunflower
has sprouted at the top of the North Pole. It
is enough that the oldest inhabitant confesses
. Only Smnrt Does Cnu Do It.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. J
Two or three counties out in Kansas have
dogs trained so that they can track a county
seat. It is a great convenience for people who
wish to find the treasurer or clerk.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
Charles A. Wn suborn.
NewYokk, January 27. Ex-Minlstcr to Para
guay Charles A. Washburn died yesterday In St.
Vincent's Hospital, this city. He was taken there
by a friend on Thursday cvenlne suffering from a
severe stroVe of apoplexy. He became uncon
scious soon after his arrival at the hospital, and
never regained the use of Ms faculties. He died
at 5 o'clock last evening. The deceased resided at
Morristown, X. 3. He was a native of Mainland
was at one time prominent In political life. He
was appointed Commissioner to Paracua) in 1861,
under President Lincoln's administration, and
subsequently became resident Minister. He was
CS years of age and leaves a widow &nd one son.
He was brother to United States Senator Wash
burn, or Minnesota. His body will be removed to
the family burial place In Maine.
Charles Henry Hard.
Coxcoud, Mass., January 27. Charles Henry
Hard, formerly for many years Superintendent of
tbe Michigan Central Hatlroad, died here Satur
day night. He was 70 years of ege.
New York, January 27. Austrian Consul Qen
eral Hugo Fritsch died here to-night.
The Senator-Elect From Minnesota Charles
E. Locke Will Revive American Opera
Senator Voorheea on President Hayes'
ConnESPONDENCI OP THE DISPATCH.
Washington, January 27, The selection of
Hon. W. D. Washburn, of Minnesota, to be
Senator in place of Senator Sabin, whose term
expires in March next, recalls many recol
lections ot the renowned Washburn family.
Elibu li. Washburn, of Illinois, was the best
known of the brothers in public life, having
served for many years, through the war and
the reconstruction period, in the Houso of
Representatives. He was known in that body
as the "Watch-doc of the Treasury" at a time
when extravagance and the scandals growing
out of the war and an Inflated currency en
gulfed the reputation of many prominent men.
Washburn was the friend of Grant, who had
the opportunity of appointing his protege Sec
retary of State, and subsequently Minister to
France, in recognition of his eminent public
service. In later years the name of Elihu was
prominently mentioned for the Presidency. In
the convention which nominated Hayes he was
a leading candidate, for whom the Germans
manifested a strong liking and preference. He
was also a candidate for the Senate from the
State ot Illinois after his return from bis
General CadwalladerC. Washburn, of Wis
consin, achieved renown in the war and subse
quently represented Wisconsin with distinction
in the Lower House of Congress. He was also
a candidate for the Senate from time to time,
but died without reaching tho summit of his
The Minnesota man. the youngest brother,
was a candidate for Congress as far back as
IMS, when Ignatius Donnelly was a member of
the House from that State. Donnelly's cele
brated attack on E. B. Washburn on tbe floor
of the House was in reality an attack on tbe
younger brother, who was trying to get his
seat. Donnelly was beaten in the contest, but
Washburn did not succeed him, as the split in
the party, occasioned bv their fight, let in a
Democrat. A few years later W. 1). Washburn
appears again In the political arena as a com--petitor
for tbe Governorship of Minnesota
against tbe present Senator, Cushman K. Davis,
who succeeded in capturing the nomination by
one majority. An uncounted vote for Wash
burn was found subsequently in the lining of a
hat of one of the tellers. The election of Davis
to be Governor made him a candidate for.,
Senator against Alexander Ramsey, then in
the Senate, and Washburn was also a candi
date tor the Senate in the same struczle.
Davis and Washburn and Ramsey were all
beaten in a deadlock, which resulted in the
election of McMillan, who served 12 years.
Ignatius Donnelly, after his defeat for re-election
to tbe House, had turned immediately free
trader and Democrat, and was the Democratic
nominee for tbe Senate in tbe same struggle,
determined on pursuing his old enemy, Wash
burn, to the last.
Washburn was a candidate for tho House,
and succeeded in the election to the Forty
sixth Congress against Donnelly, who, though
not a resident of the district, made a campaign
among the farmers. Washburn succeeded him
self without serious opposition for two terms
of Congress, the Forty-seventh and Forty
eighth, and then declined a renomination,
which would have been equivalent to re-election.
He devoted himself to the manufacture
of flour and lumber and to building railroads,
his chief success in that line being the con
struction ol the "Soo" road, opening up the
markets of the Northwest from Minneapolis to
tidewater, via tbe great lakes, by a route SOO
mileo shorter than via Chicago.
The old ambition for tbe Senate cropped out
again when Washburn got his railroad respon
sibilities off his mind, and be appeared last fall
as a competitor for Sabin's seat. Donnelly, his
old enemy, appears again in the field as a Kc-
Eublican with a granger following, and Wash
urn is compelled to face a pair of skilled
politicians iike Sabin and Donnelly, and a
whole field of dark borses besides, and finally
succeeds in capturing a nomination after a
desperate struggle, reviving many old political
reminiscences and Involving much personal
In the rotunda of Willard's Hotel last week
1 met Charles E. Locke, the late proprietor of
the American Opera Company, and hero of a
hundred attachments. In the annals of the
stage there is no mention of any man who
could meet the sheriff or a creditor with a
more business-like, yet smiling, countenance.
It was in Washington, less than a year ago,
that Mr. Locke and the American Opera Com
pany party Mr. Locke to move calmly on about
the dramatic arena and the company to disap
pear from view. Mr. Locke is now engaged in
arranging some musical festivals which are to
occur in Washington, Pittsburg and a number
of tbe larger cities of tbe East. He smiled
when tbe events of a twelve-month ago were
mentioned. It was the smile that melted
sheriffs' hearts and drew tears to the eyes of
stern creditors. "I am going to make a success
of American opera yet," said Mr. Locke. "I
have not given it up. I could revive it again
to-morrow if I wished. I have all the scenery,
the costumes and the properties stored away in
New York to-day. They form the finest ope
ratic outfit in the world. All my people will
come back to me. I came over from Philadel-
Ehia to Baltimore yesterday with Miss Juch.
he will make 30,000 this year in concert, but
she is very anxious to get back on the operatic
stage. She was somewhat disturbed by a re
port that she was to join the Casino Company
at the end of this season. She wants to go
hack into grand opera, and in certain roles she
has no superior. Ob, you will see American
opera on its feet again before long."
When I asked him whether Mrs. Thurber
would back the ilcw enterprise, Mr. Locke
smiled again. "She would go into it to-morrow
if her husband would givo her the money," he
said. "Nobody knows what she lost in that
venture. I believe she does not know."
Senator Daniel W. Voorhecs has not at
tended formal dinners for over two years.
Family affliction and official cares have obliged
him to refrain from prandial delights. He
made his first exception recently when he at
tended the State dinner given by President
Cleveland to tbe Cabinet.
"It was a quietly brilliant occasion." tbe
Senator said to me, "andtbefamiliarsurround
ings vividly reminded me of past events of like
character. President Arthur's state dinners
were always noteworthy. He was a superb
host, and the material conditions of his dinners
were unexceptionable. The bill of fare was
perfect and tbe wine faultless. The same could
not be said, however, of the official dinners
given in the Haves administration. The bills
of fare were all that one could wish, and the
ice water was very cold and very clear; but the
entire absence of wines made the occasion,
whicb was naturally of the most rigidly formal
character, still more so. I think men used to
drink more ten years ago than they do now,
and the absence of wine from the table
was a greater hardship then than
it would be considered now. I recall
tbe first state dinner of President Haves that I
attended. I bad forgotten the total abstinence
rule, and the earlier courses were dlsnatched
before I noticed that there were no glasses,
Kivuiuusciui halci. ji.3 me entree came on a
friend on my left asked me in a whisper if we
were not to have a sip of anything. I told him
the water was deliciously cold. I would have
enjoyed a glass of wine as much as be would.
Conversation was slacking, and almost every
man at the table needed a mild spur. In a few
moments the Roman punch was served. I
tasted it listlessly, but instantly discovered it
was Roman punch, indeed. I touched my
friend, who had yet to taste his provocative.
He emptied his glass with a few dips of his
spoon and looked at me longingly. I lifted one
finger. One of the waiters understood the
gesture, and in a moment other glasses of tbe
reviving mixture were placed before us well
saturated with a grateful extract of grape.
Our spirits were Immensely improved, and our
friends across the table tried for many a day
to guess tho reason of the sudden change from
passivity to distinct interest-"
A POOR GIRL'S ROMANCE.
A Factory Operative to Wed a Wcnltby and
Prominent New Yorker.
Lewiston, Me., January 27. A romance,
with a former factory girl as the heroine, has
recently developed here. Twenty-five years
ago a girl of 12 came here from New Hamp
shire, secured employment in tbe Bates mill
and, after eight years, married an Auburn
man. They lived unhappily, separated and
were divorced in the Androscoggin County
Court. She went to Massachusetts and earned
a living in a boarding house, thence to New
York, and was engaged by a leading millinery
In the course of time she managed to get
into society, and still later she made tbe ac
quaintance of an old gentleman of wealth and
refinement. He fell In love with tbe charmin"
milliner and proposed to marry her, on condi
tions. Those conditions were, that she should
come to Auburn and find out whether or not
her divorce papers were properly madeout and
reliable: This she gladly promised to do. She
started at once for the city ot her unhappy
marriage. Thursday of this week she arrived
andm Friday she departed.
She said her husband-to-be had furnished her
every means of making her a lady of refine
ment. He had provided her instructors in mu
sic and in several other branches of education'.
She told her first husband when she left him
that she'd get even with him some time. Next
week she will be married, and, with her hus
band, will at once sail for Europe, where the
remainder of the winter will be spent. The
gentleman the Is about to marry is a prominent
carriage and sleigh manufacturer and is said to
be very rich.
The Ex-Speaker's Friend at Whose
He's Always Ready.
Washington, January 27. The Pott to-day
has the following:
Yesterday afternoon, while the sundry civil bill
was under consideration, an elderly gentleman,
quick in his movements and with the manners
of our fathers, went to the east entrance of the
ball of the House and requested one of the
doorkeepers to take his card to Mr. RandalL
The doorkeeper took tbe card, but said:
"I will take the card in for you if you Insist
npon It; but I can tell you In advance that Mr.
Randall will not come out. He is in charge of
tbe sundry civil bill, and I know he will not
leave the floor."
"That's all right," said the visitor. "He will
come out when he sees that card, no matter
what bill is under consideration."
"You may think so," replied the doorkeeper,
"but when Mr. Randall has an appropriation
hill under consideration he wonld not leave the
floor of the House should the President of tho
United States send in his card."
"I'll bet yon S5 to 1 cent that be comes out it
you take this card to him," said the old gentle
The stranger pulled out a S3 bill from an im
pressive looking wad and tbe doorkeeper
"covered" it with a copper cent. The stakes
were put up In tho hands of another door
keeper and the card was sent in. The curious
wager attracted the attention of several of the
bystanders, and a good many side bets might
have been made on tbe result, but about four
seconds later the big form of Randall came
bulging through the door, and holding out his
hand to the stranger he said:
"How are you. John?-'
"Pretty well, Sam. Are you in a hurry?"
"Yes. I am. John." replied the Chairman of
the Appropriation Committee, "but if you
will come around to tbe committee room in
half an hour I'll talk to you the rest of the
"All right, Sam," said the stranger, ana he
reached over for tho stakes, which the door
keeper duly paid.
The stranger was John Hastings, the Funx
sutawneypostmaster, spoken of in yesterday's
gossip. He and Randall have been close, per
sonal friends for 40 years, and the ex-Speaker
would as soon think of ignoring a call from the
trumpet of tho Angel Gabriel as he would a
card sent in by John Hastings.
REPAIRING A SNAKE'S TAIL.
A Bridgeport Doctor Docs a Good Tarn for
an Injured Rattler.
Bridgeport, January 27. David Smith, who
keeps a gun store on Wall street, lias been hav
ing a good deal of trouble with snakes. It is
the custom of Mr. Smith to keep a various as
sortment of reptiles, partly as an attraction to
his store and partly to cultivate people who are
desirous of seeing snakes. About a month ago
Andy Austin was charmed by one of Smith's
rattlesnakes. Tbe boy was subject to epileptic
fits and was looking through the plate-glass
window at a large rattlesnake until the reptile
caused the boy's gaze to be riveted upon it to
such degree of attention as to require the force
of some friends to drag him away. Strange as
this may appear, the experience of Andy did
not deter other boys from visiting Smith's win
dow, many of whom wanted to be and tried to
The desire to be charmed did not end with
boys. Several old mens entered the store and
sto'od for hours staring at adders and rattle
snakes. It interfered with Mr. Smith's busi
ness. The large rattlesnake, which had been
despoiled of its fangs, seemed to realize tne de
sire of these men to be placed under a spell,
and with its suakish instinct to charm upper
most tried to make up for its lack of venom by
giving an extra rattle with its tail, but with the
unhappy result of shaking oif four rattles.
This greatly annoyed Mr. Smith. It left but
nine rattles intact, each of which represents
one year of the snake's age. Instead of 13 his
pet charmer showed rattles for but nine years.
The next day, however, much to Mr. Smith's
delight. Dr. Edward Howe called. He saidJie
was a snake doctor; that he had handled a good
many blacksnakes; that be was familiar with
snakes in general and could readjust the four
displaced rattles. Dr. Howe said that tho
rattles were linked together, and the noise was
produced, not by balls or any loose substance
within the rattles, but by the links being ener
getically rubbed together. Mr. Smith was de
lighted to learn that his snake's tail could be
restored like a broken ceramic and make just
as good as new. Thereupon Dr. Howe pro
ceeded to snap the loose rattles back in place.
In order to treat the snaki Dr. Howe did not
etherize it, but froze it by placing ice around
the glass case. When the snake was perfectly
dormant he had no difficulty ih performing the
operation. The reconstrncteu tail works per
fectly and the snake is proud of it.
SHE KISSED THE LITTLE BOI,
But Was flinch mortified When She Learned
From the York Age.
A certain well-known George street clerk,
who is "little but ould," like the Irishman's
pig, met with quite an adventure yesterday
afternoon. He was in a crowded Market street
car when a very handsome young lady entered.
The little clerk arose and gallantly offered the
lady his seat She took the seat and smilingly
said: "Here, little hoy, you shall not loso your
seat You can sit on my lap," and suiting the
action to tbe word she lifted him up and kissed
him. After awhile, finding the boy getting
rather heavy, and noticing a little incipient
down on bis upper lip, she said:
"How old are you, little boy?"
"I was 18 years old last December," was tho
The pretty young lady took a good look at
him, and then did like the boy who picked up a
piece of red-hot iron in a blacksmith shop put
him down without being told, and with her face
suffused with blushes stopped the car and
alighted before she bad reached her destina
tion. The other passengers nearly burst their
sides with suppressed laughter, and the dimin
utive clerk alighted at the next crossing, look
ing nearly as red in the face as when he was
LADIES, PEAT TAKE WARNING.
A Girl Chews Gum Until tho Muscles
Her Face are Paralyzed.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Harrisbtjrg, January 27 The most re
markable case that has come under the obser
vation of the medical fraternity in this city for
a long time is that of Mary Yountz, aged 12
years, who is suffering from facial paralysis.
This affliction is due to chewing gum, she hav
ing employed the use of her jaws so constantly
during tbe last three months that the muscles
of her face are powerless and her nerves are in
a dilapidated condition. When she laughs her
face presents an amusing sight, and yet there
is mucb sympathy felt for the little one here,
as her condition is regarded a serious one by
the physicians who havo been called upon to
In whatever position she is able to twist her
moutb, tbe muscles remain, and the face is
thus in a contortioned shape until one of the
members of her family assist her to place it in
proper condition with their hands. Her chin
drops, and it frequently becomes necessary to
tie a bandage over her head to keep the lower
jaw in its proper place. Maryisnowunderthe
care of Dr. Hites, who is applying plasters to
her face, and under these treatments she seems
to be improving, though very slowly. This is
the first case of the kind that has been heard
of by many of the prominent physicians in this
city, and their treatment is much on tbe order
of an experiment. The physicians have been
attending her since Tuesdav,
HARRISON'S HORSE'S TAIL.
It Had a Crook, Which Cnnsed tho Animal
to be Sold Cheap.
Wabash, Ind.. January 27. The horse
which was purchased in Marion a few days
ago, to be made a part or the White House
span, once performed Service for a livery stable
in Huntington. Some time ago there came to
that city a man named Billy Carroll, who of
fered for sale a lofty-appearing horse in very
poor flesh, which he had driven from Kansas,
baving been only 27 days in making tbe trip.
Mr. Ed Harter, proprietor of a livery stable at
Huntington, purchased the animal of Carroll
Tbe new horse was at once christened
Kansas. While a well put up animal he bore
tbe blemish of a verv crooked tail, and an oper
ation for straightening the caudal appendage
was decided upon. The utmost skill known to
veterinary surgery was required to translorm
the tail into one bcconitag to Kansas. Several
tendons were severed by the surgeon's knife,
and the tail was got into proper Bhape. The
animal was sold to Mr, Phil Mottcr, of Marion,
lor $125, who disposed of Kansas to Mr. Stew
art, President of the Merion Glass Works, and
Mr. Stewart sold the horse to General Harri
son's agent for $300, The animal has grown to
be a beauty since the surgical operation.
Canada Wants to Annex Us.
yrom the Washington Post.1
An American syndicate will, so ErastusWi
man says, take the whole Canadian Parliament
on an excursion through the United States. It is
not yet determined whether the jaunt will take
the shape of a theatrical starring trip or a fili
bustering expedition. But it looks as though,
having nearly all the loose capital of the States
Invested in the vicinity ot Montreal, the Kanucks
bave concluded to annex the country.
ODE MAIL WHICH.
Protection for Fish and Game.
To the Kdltor of tbe Dispatch:
The many sportsmen who read your valuable
paper every day will, I am sure, be pleased to
see a communication on a subject in which
they are deeply interested the preservation of
game in Pennsylvania. Much has been said
and written on the subject, but it seems no
practicable plan has yet been devised to pro
tect the game from the rapacity of "pot
hunters," who in utter defiance of the law shoot
and fish out of season and resort to every
illegal method for the wholesale destruction of
game birds and fish of all kinds.
Here in Lawrence county snares, nets, dyna
mite, ferrets, etc., are constantly being used,
and the only reprimand for such crime is the
harmless stereotyped warning that frequently
appears in the local daily papers, to which the
thoughtless transgressors nav but little, if anv.
attention. A few more years of this and the
fish and game in Western Pennsylvania will be
completely exterminated. No class of men are
more thoroughly convinced of this thatfthe
members ot gun and fishing clubs and
they are the persons on whom de
pends the enforcement of the law.
The one remedy in my mind for this ominous
condition of aifairs Is organization. Let a
State league of gun and fishing clubs bo imme
diately organized; then each individual Sports
man nui mvB power to amorce tne game jaws,
and by this means we can check the murderous
destruction doing on at present. Organize
such a league at once, and encourage the local
clubs to increase their membership so as to
bave the co-operation of all hunters and ang
lers, and ample protection for fish and game
will be assured. A light per capita tax would
provide a sufficient sum in the general treas
ury to offer rewards for the arrest and convic
tion of all persons who might transgress the
law. Such an organization would be sure to
effect such legislation as would fully protect
the fish and game that we have at present, and
be tho means of restocking our streams with
new and valuable species.
The state of affairs in Lawrence county, I am
informed, is no worse than in nearly all the
counties of the State. If this be trne it must
occur to every sportsman who may chance to
peruse this, that the plan I suggest' would
prove an affective remedy for a widespread
evil. T. E. MALONE.
New Castle, January 26.
The Elder Booth.
To the Kdltor of the Dispatch:
Will you please tell me what were the cir
cumstances of Junius Brutus Booth going on
the stage? Was be educated for the stage, or
did he go on accidentally? and at what age?
Who is the best living actor? Who was con
sidered tbe greatest actor of all time, or is he
now living? J. E. B.
Roup Station. January 26.
Junius Brutus Booth was horn in London in
1796, and was the son of a lawyer. He received a
classical education and after essaying painting.
sculpture and poetry, worked for a time in his
father's office with a view of becoming a
solicitor, but, evincing a taste for naval life,
obtained a commission as midshipman on the
"Boxer." When that vessel was ordered to
Nova Scotia Booth was dissuaded from going
by his father, who warmly sympathized with
the Americans. About this time the young
man appeared as an amateur at a small London
theater, and announced his Intention of be
coming an actor. He made an engagement
and played small parts in English towns, and in
ISM began a professional tour in Holland and
Belgium. His professional career, thus began,
continued up to tbe time of his death, which
occurred in this country in 1852. The opinions
of critics and scholars regarding actors are so
many and so various that perhaps no two would
give the same answer to your final questions.
Undoubtedly the elder Booth was one of the
"greatest actors of all time," while Edwin
Booth, his son, Henry Irving and Joseph Jeffer
son may be classed among the most eminent of
those now living.
To tbe Editor of the Dispatch:
Is it not a fact that fleas bave been trained
to perform certain tricks? Can you give an
authentic account of a case where it is known
that such a feat has been accomplished?
PiTTSBTnto, January 26. Curious.
We have read of such things, but cannot say
whether tbe statements made were facts or
not. The Encyclopedia Britannica seems to
be a trifle skeptical on the subject. It says:
"The great muscular power of fleas has long
been turned to account by public exhibitors
who have, under the pretense of training or
educating these minuto creatures, made use
ot various contrivances, to render the natural
efforts of the insect to escape assume the ap
pearance of trained action.
To tne Editor of the Dispatch:
Which is the correct expression, "Hobson's
choice" or "Hopkin's choice," and how did it
Richmond, O., January 26.
Hobson's choice. Tbe story goes that an
Englishman, named Hobson, who kept horses
to let, was wont to make bis customers take
horses from his stable in tbe order in which
they stood in their stalls. For instance, the
first patron got the horse in the first stall, the
next that in tho second and so on. If any ob
jection was raised H,obson settled it by saying,
"That or none."
To the Editor or the Dispatch:
What is the proper pronunciation of Boulan
ger and Carnegie? 2. In what year was the
President-elect born? Harrison.
Parker, January 26.
1. It is exceedingly difficult to represent
French sounds phonetically. Perhaps Boo-long-zhay
shows as nearly as the types can how
tbe name is pronounced. Carnegie is pro
nounced Car-nay-gy, with the accent on the
second syllable. 2. Benjamin Harrison was
born at North Bend, O., August 20,1831
To the Editor or the Dispatch:
Will you give me someinformation regarding
Girard College. Philadelphia, or state from
whom could I get such information?
Pittsburg, January 26.
Address a letter to the Secretary of the
Faculty, Glrara College, Philadelphia, telling
him what you want, and you will doubtless re
ceive the desired information.
Walt Until 1S90.
To the Editor orthe Dispatch:
Will you please inform me what is the popu
lation of Allegheny county, and of the largest
cities in it? L.
Sewicklet, January 26.
It would be impossible to give the exact
figures. You'll bave to wait for the official
census to be taken in 1890.
Admission to Soldiers' Homes.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Please tell me tbe conditions on which old
soldiers are admitted to the Soldiers' Home
at Dayton, O., also the address. J. R.
Bkaddock, January 26.
Mental or physical incapacity or utter desti
tution. Tho address is Dayton, O.J
I We Know of None.
To tbe Editor of the Dispatch:
Do you, or any of your readers, know any in
surance or association that pays "sick benefits"
exclusive of other insurance. W.
Pittsburg, January 26.
A SOUND SLEEPER.
Emma Altbonse Still Enjoying a Nap
That Began January 3.
Lockport, N. Y., January 27. The strange
case of Mrs. Emma Althouse, tbe celebrated
Attica sleeper, is again puzzling men of
science. Physicians prophesied her death
months ago, yet she still lives. It is feared,
however, that the sleep she is now in will be
her last. She is growing thinner day by day.
and appears weaker after every trance or
sleeping spell. She fell into one of these
trances tbe middle of last month and slept for
nine consecutive days.
This was thought to be her end, and prepara
tions were made for the f unsrai, but sho awoke
and remained conscious three days. Since
January 3 she has been asleep. Her face Is en
tirely colorless, and she has the appearance of
a dead person.
A GOOD SPANKER STILL.
A Woman 100 Tears Old Uses a Shingle
an Her Grandson.
Cheshire, Conn., January 27. Mrs. Maria
Beers, ot this village, celebrated her 100th
birthday on Monday last at the home of her
grandson, Henry 8. Frost. She Is in full
possession of all her faculties and has a won
derful lucio. memory. Tuesday was the birth
aayof Mr. Frost and among tbe presents he
received that of his grandmother was the most
unique. She carefully unwrapped a good
sized shingle and gave him a good natured, but
so leu vigorous spanking.
Brief Summary of the Lending; Features of
tbe Mammoth Doable Number
Whether Boulanger is to be elected or de
feated was the question which aroused most
public interest in Europe last week. The
Samoan affair develops few new phases,
and official correspondence shows that the
United States Government has no settled
policy upon the subject. British steel manu
facturers deny that they propose forming a
trust, yet they hope to organize an association
which will advance their Interests. The East
African measure came up in tbe Reichstag;
Bismarck made an eloquent plea for Immediate
action, but was overruled, and the bill was re
ferred to a committee. Vienna papers say that
Bonlanger's election would be followed by war.
The usual entertaining batch of foreign gossip
was furnished by correspondents at the various
At home, speculation regarding the next
Cabinet is still a very live topic. Allison, it
seems probable, will receive either the port
folio of State or that of tbe Treasury. The
Iowa Senator has gone to Indianapolis to con
sult with the President-elect. The officers of
steamers lately arrived from Hayti confirm the
reports of Hippolyte's victories. Legitime's
forces have been defeated in three successive
engagements. Ives & Staynor, the bankers,
bave been arrested again. This time it is a rail
road company that sues them for fraudulent
practices. The question of an extra session of
tbe Legislature is still agitated at Harrisburg.
Allegheny's municipal bill is much discussed
and has been roughly criticised. In Congress
the House discussed the Senate tariff bill,
whicb, after a lively debate, was referred to tbe
Ways and Means Committee.
A Gipsy maiden, whose history was most ro
mantic, died at a camp in the West End. The
Monongabela House is to be remodeled: the
present proprietor will retire from its manage
ment April 1. John Evans, one of the oldest
iron manufacturers nf tbe city, died at the age
of 74. Ex-Judge Fetterman gave reasons why
Senator Newmyer's bill regarding mnniclpal
tax liens should become a law. A hearing was
begun in the case of Voigt, ex-cashier of the
wrecked Southside bank. The appeal of tbe
Denny estate was argued In court, and this in
teresting test case is likely to be decided soon.
A special correspondent gave a full and inter
esting account of tbe first game played by the
All-American team in Auckland. Other sport
ing events were reviewed at length,
In the second part Franklin File's intensely
interesting story was concluded; Bill Nye told
what he saw and did at Niagara; BlakelyHall
gave an interesting picture of the gennine En
glish swell; Frank Carpenter furnished an ac
count of an interview with the Viceroy of
China and EdgrL. Wakeman continued bis
notes of Irish scenes anld history. A noted
French physician. Dr. DeLarue, furnished
some curious statistics regarding suicides.
Another interesting paper on equestrianism
was contributed by Captain King. Building
and loan associations formed the text of a
valuable article by J. W. Breen. 'The Story
of Iron," by -John Dean Brown, was replete
with facts of interest to every manufacturer
and student of industrial progress. Tbe lady
writers, Mrs. Sherwood, Clara Belle, Shirley
Dare and Bessie Bramble, discussed various
topics in their usual graceful style. Madame
Dahlgren furnished a column which every
woman will find instructive. "An ex-Criminal"
told how burglars and safe robbers ply
their trade. 'The usual departments and origi
nal contributions from tbe following writers
were also included: Rev. George Hodges, E.
W. Bartlett. "A Clergyman," Prof. Shalcr, M.
M., Barney and Bart.
A SCHOOL TEACHER BOUNCED.
Ho Discarded the Historic Birch for a
Special Telegram to tbe Dispatch.
Findlat, January 27. John Walters, a
school teacher In Jackson township, this county,
had his license revoked and was dismissed from
the public school service yesterday, by the
County Board of School Examiners.f or striking
a boy in one of his grammar classes with a sling
shot, because the pupil was not able to define
the relation of the participle to the other parts
of speech. Walters will also he prosecuted by
tbe father of the boy for assault.
The Stakes Will be Big.
from the Boston Globe.
Uncle Sam loves peace, but If the warlike
young Emperor of Germany insists upon trying
a few rounds with him with bare knuckles, for
about $2,000,000,000 a side and Samoa thrown in.
he will find that Uncle' Sam gives hard knocks
when once his blood is up. The betting will
be heavily against the fresh young German
ETIQUETTE FOR THE SUPPER ROOM.
Be sociable. Do not hide the cake basket
under your chair.
It is only in the rank, uncultivated West that
the lariat is used to secure the services of the
The supper may be served on small tables if
your guests object to holding seven or eight
plates on their laps.
Do not drink punch under the impression
that it is lemonade. Rather drink lemonade
under the impression it is punch.
Tastes vary as to the ingredients of a ball.
supper. It is safe always, however, not to have
scrapple, cauliflower or oatmeal mush. In Chi
cago ham and eggs are sometimes omitted from
If you must upset a cup of coffee over some
one's dress, upset it on some wallflower. She
will 'be very glad of tho attention, and one waltz
subsequently will more than atone for your
Do not juggle with the dainties. Tossing
chichen croquettes in the air and catching
them on any prong of your fork your friends
may name, is not de rigueurin our best and
most cultivated circles.
Do not ask the waiter to save you a charlotte
russe box to take home to your little brother.
He will expecta tip of half a dollar if he does
it for you, and you can get a half dozen full
charlotte russe boxes for that.
Many of the rules governing behavior at the
dinner table apply to the ball supper, particu
larly the rule whlcn forbids well-bred persons
to pocket the knives, forks and spoons pro
vided by the host or bis caterer.
Never serve pistache Ice cream to a young
woman with a mauve silk dress on. Persons of
an artistic and sensitive nature have been
shocked into temporary insanity by more harm
less combinations of color than this.
Eat all you wish in the supper room. Do not
resume dancing with an unfinished plate of
salad In your hands. There is no more unpleas
ant sight tban that of a young man or woman
eating chicken salad while waltzing.
Always pull the snappers and wear the hats
you find in them at ball suppers. This is ex
pected of you, and no gentleman ever so far
forgets the debt he owes to society as to appear
on the ball room floor after supper without a
paper cap on his head.
Do not attempt to make the first cut in a tur
retted, frosted piece de resistance on the table
yourself. Let the waiters start the carving.
You might dull your knife on a sugared spice
box or some other highly bedizened object that
is doing duty as a cake for the evening.
(Do not show fear of the waiters at a ball
supper. They may look as though they thought
it vulgar to eat as you are eating, nay. some of
them may snatch your plate from you before
you are half through your salad, bat you must
not seem offended or cowed. Give the man a
quarter and pass on.
The supper hour at well-regulated balls is
1220. Ordinarily healthy mortals cannot retire
for at least an hour alter they have supped, so
that the, ordering of supper at 12:30 Insures the
prolongation of tbe festivities until after 2,
which is very desirable if you have young
daughters in society.
It is a sign of Innate good breeding not to
forget those who occupy a less exalted position
on tbe floor tban yourself at the ball, and it is
always a nice attention to see that the
musicians get a share of the supper. A plate
of snappers or a half dozei olives for them
would show that in your own pleasures you do
not forget others.
If your partner is a stout, ruddy-cheeked,
vigorous damsel, be very careful in the se
lection ot edibles for the delectation of her
palate. Persons with tendency to ruddy cheeks
are apt to be apopletic. On the other band, if
your fair one is delicatelike a piece of eider
down, pale and languid, see that she has all the
lobster salad, cream cakes, charlotte russe,
olives, ice cream and terrapin that she wants.
She can stand It.
it, Y, Zvmiig Sun.
At Canajoharie, N. Y., the other day a
horse was frightened to death by the noise
made by steam escaping from a locomotive.
A St. Louis coal company recently
mined at Danville. 111., a lump of coal that
weighed 37,000 pounds. It was shipped to Chi
cago, and the timbers in the mine had to be
taken down for its removal.
Jack Maynard and Miss Jennie Bnr
ress of Todd county, Ky were united in mar
riage at the home of tbe bride nearElkton,
after having been engaged a quarter of a cen
tury. During 22 years of this time tbe gentle
man never once missed calling to see his bride
elect on Sunday.
John Wilson, living near Astor, Fla.,
cut a big cypress tree in the swamp north of
town and found therein a live alligator seven
feet long. As tbe opening in the tree was not
half large enough for tbe 'gator to get through,
tbe presumption is that it crawled in when
quite young and lived on other animals and
reptiles that sought refuge in the same tree.
A floating island is said to exist on
Henry's lake. Idaho. It is about 300 reet in di
ameter, and is erratic in its travels, frequently,
though, going with the wind, which catches in
the trees and thereby carries It along. It is
said that the curiosity might remain near shore
for days, and then during the night sneak
away, and in the morning be many miles dis
tant. Terra cotta money jugs for saving up
coins are becoming very common. Many fam
ilies keep them handy and drop into them their
spare dimes and nickels until the jug is full.
Then U is broken and the contents applied to
tbe purchase of some special article long de
sired but which it was thought could not Be
afforded. Public jugs have now been introduced.
There is a deed on record in the Clerk's
office at Gainesville, Go., which conveys to the
purchaser all tbe land south of the grantor's
door. Tbe grantor or maker lived near Clarke's
Creek Church, and the deed covers all the sur
face of the earth south of that point. If the
heirs of the purchaser could hold tbe premises
conveyed, the Rothschilds, Vanderbilts and
.Goulds would De the veriest beggars compared
It is feared that lovers of blanc mange
will have to go without their favorite delicacy
another year or else pay a very high price for
the material from which it Is made. Sea moss
gatherers along the Vineyard and South shores
are in despair. Almost none is being secured.
Tbey attribute tho dearth uf the moss to the
unseasonably mild weather with no Ice.
Reports from other shores more distant are of
complaints of little or no moss at this time,
when there should be plenty.
A great sea monster has appeared near
Mantanzas, Cubx One of the papers of that
place, referring to It says: "Intelligent persons
who saw him calculate that the monster meas
ures 150 feer long by 40 feet wide. It is of
dark gray color, with white spots the size of
dinnerplates all over the back. Its Immense
bead, fins and tail are identical with
those of a shark. It was roaming around the
entrance of Mantanzas Bay for three days and
was the terror of fishermen, who declared that
tbey bad never seen anything to compare with
It. This monster is supposed to be tbe great
tiger shark seen several years ago in the Indian
A recent little incident in the Indian
Territory explains why the West is "great"
and thy it grows so quickly. It will be well
known to our readers that the Oklahoma,
"boomers" have for some time past been try
ing to settle in the Territory, but have been
hindered by armed force. In the present in
stance, their advanced enard got a start of 38
hours. During that time they had marked one
a new town, laid out tbe town lots and divided
the ground among themselves. When they
were seized they were holding a town meeting
and considering a proposition to advertiie for
bids on an electric light plant. Evidently the
electric light stands bigb among tbe things
considered necessary by the Western settler.
Coltharp and Brown, placer mining on
Snake river, near Salmon Falls, Idaho, un
earthed a complete skeleton of a mastodon. It
was buried about 25 feet under ground. The
place had at one time evidently been a whirl
pool or eddy of the river. Many large bones
cave been found there, but tbis last discovery
was a perfect skeleton, it having without doubt
been deposited there while the hide was yet
intact Alt was about 16 feet Iosg, and it is
estimated that the pile of bones would weigh
3,000 pounds or more. The usks were between
6 and 7 feet long. The tusks and some of tbe
huge molars and other bones were preserved,
but it was impossible to save the skeleton
entire, as soon after it was. exposed it began to
Private weather observers' in Massachu
setts and Connecticut have been examining
their records tq find a parallel for the current
winter. One observer in Milton unsuccessfully
hunted back 40 years. A Windsor, Conn.,man's
memory takes him to the winter of 1815-16,
which he says was unexceptlonally mild.
"Dandelions were in bloom all winter, pond
lily leaves took tho place of Ice in tbe ponds,
while tbe boys longed in vain for skating and
went barefooted on sunny days. The following
summer was fully as memorable, there being
snowstorms which killed all tbe crops out of
ground. Tbe corn was twice destroyed. Snow
squalls were not infrequent that season, and in
the autumn the harvests made a poor showing."
An electrical shoal water indicator has
been devised by two Mexican inventors. It
consists of a strong cylinder filled with shot,
so that when hung by a cable from a ship it
will remain perfectly uprightin thewater. Em
bedded in its center is a glass or vulcanite tube
half full of mercury, the two ends being closed
by metallic plates, which are in communication,
by insulated wires carried by the cable, with an
electric battery and bell on the deck of the
ship. Tbe action of the apparatus is hs follows:
When tbe vessel approaches shallow water,
the cylinder drags on the ground below, and Is
consequently no longer upright, but is thrown
on its bide. This causes tbe mercury in tbe
tube to touch both tbe metallic plates attached
to that tube, as above explained; the electrical
circuit thus becomescompIete, and the warn
ing bell on the ship instantly rings.
One, and only one, of the very popu
lous centers of the world's population still re
mains shut up from travel; that is the capital
of Thibet. The peculiar religion of that conn
try has bad force enough to absolutely inclose
Lhassa, the capital of the Dalai Lama, from all
approach. Only six or seven Europeans ever
set foot in that city, and none of them are
alive. But the famous Russian traveler, Pre
jevaisky, has made three attempts, and Is now
about to make the fourth. On the third he was
obliged to turn back after reaching within 20
miles of the city. From one alone of his expe
ditions he brought back 5,000 specimens of
plants, besides enormous collections of fish,
insects and animals one-fifth of tbe whole
beicg new to science; so that his failures are
in the highest degree successes. Fifty years
ago one-half of theworldwas unknown ground.
CLIPPED BIT3 OF WIT.
Love is blind, they say. Before marriage
he certainly is, and after marriage he needs to be.
When a stylish girl goes down the street,
almost all the yonnjr men feel a sort of a blind im
pulse to follow the fashion. SomtrviUe Journal.
Iowa Lady.-j-Where is my husband?
Servant lie Just stepped out to the drugstore,
My goodness I Is he drinking azaln? Una Xork
Looked That Way. Giles (at the theater)
That 13 Miss Caustic sitting Just in front of you.
Clever girl that.
Merrltt (who can't see the stage) Any bow, sae
has a great head. .V. X. Evening Sun.
Love and Trade. "You never sit and talk
to me now as you did before we were married,'
sighed the young wife.
"No," replied the husband, who was a drum
mer, "the boss always told me to stop praising
the goods as soon as the bargain was struck." A
Y. Evening Sun.
Preparing for an Emergency. Jeweler
The Inscription you wish to have engraved on the
inside or this ring, if I understand you, Is "Mar
ccllus to Irene.'
Young Man (with some embarrassment) Yes,
that's right. But-er don't cut tbe ''Irene"
deep. Chicago Tribune.
Fair Passenger (to her traveling com
panion) Do you know, Mr. Sampson, that I feet
Mr. Sampson What mates you feel' that way?
Do you anticipate danger
FalrPassenger (shyly)-Xo, I don't anticipate
any danger, but we are approaching a tunnel.
First London Belle. Oh. bave yon beard
the news? I never would have believed It, but it's
true. All sorts of wonderful things are occurring
Second London Belle-Dear me I What has hap
pened? An English duke, who spent three weeks In
America, has returned and married an EnglUh
girl. A'w fork Weekly.
A dejected looking young man enters a
hardware store and calls for a single-barrelled
pistol. As the clerk produces It he asks:
You will charge It fonne, won't you?"
"No, sir'" replies the clerk, decidedly.
"Why? Do you think I intend to commit sui
cide?" "Don't know nor care about that. Hut X wtnt
you to understand that wa do a strictly ctia boil
neii here. ' t-Burlbtgton Ittt Prut,
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