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pittsbdrgTkriday, FER 22, issa.
The Board of Trison Inspectors decided
last night to dispense with Dr. Maharneke's
services at the Western Penitentiary. They
arrived at this conclusion after a full sur-
ey of the evidence given at the inquiry re
cently held. Our readers have had ample
opportunity to judge of the facts in this un
pleasant case for themselves, and comment
upon the Inspectors' action is needless.
Such an institution as the "Western Pen
itentiary must always be guarded against
such abuses as the Prison Inspectors have
determined existed in this case. Justice,
without a taint or a suspicion about it, is as
necessary in the administration of a jail as
in the world outside. "When by any means
abuse of justice creeps in, the only remedy
is a removal of the cause as quickly as pos
sible. The community will doubtless feel
reassured at the prompt action of the Prison
A corporation in which Pittsburg capi
talists are largely interested has been
formed for the purpose of engaging in an
industry, new to this country, on a very ex
tensive scale. "Whether the expectations of
the gentlemen who propose to manufacture
textile fabrics from the fiber of the ramie
plant will, be 'fully realized or not is a
question which can only be solved by the
test of time. But the iact that so many
financiers of well-known business sagacity
are willing to give the project encourage
ment, affords the best of evidence that they
expect substantial returns for their money.
It is to be hoped that the venture may be
a success, and that these capitalists may not
only be rewarded for the risks they are tak
ing, but also have the satisfaction of estab
lishing a new and profitable industry which
shall prove a blessing to the people gen
A New York Congressman is said to have
told a reporter that there is no better educa
tional institution in the land than the Na
tional House of Representatives. A mem
ber, in his opinion, is made familiar with
nearly every subject within the realm of
human knowledge. Atter this statement,
the additional information that the Con
gressman is young and'thay he failed to be
re-elected, seems quite superfluous, yet it is
deliberately tacked on by the interviewer.
Lest parents who intend to give their sons
the advantages of the best educational op
portunities should be Jed by the recom
mendation of this nameless young repre
sentative to seek to place them in Congress
instead of in Harvard, Yale or Princeton,
we venture a word of warning. It is doubt
less true that much may be learned in the
Capitol, but a good deal of it will have to
be unlearned if the seeker after knowledge
desires to store his mind with facts and
facts only. "Who shall decide when doc
tors disagree? It must be admitted that the
learned gentlemen who doctor our national
laws frequently differ, not only on questions
of moment, but even on such comparatively
trivial topics as whether the member from
Sigiswam is a habitual prevaricator, or
whether the honorable gentleman from the
Cahoss district ever stated in public that
his opponent was a horsethief and a black
guard. Prom the slowness with with useful and
necessary legislation is accomplished it
looks as if too many Congressmen took the
same view of their position as the young
man who was interviewed. But wc are in
clined to think that a school in which no
better discipline was maintained would soon
be without patrons. If a system could be
devised for educating Congressmen and
electing them afterward we should heartily
favor it; but we wouldn't advise any student
to desert even a well-managed primary
school with the expectation of learning
wisdom more rapidly in "Washington.
Mr. Harry Oliver succeeded in making
the sitting of the "Ways and Means Com
mittee at Harrisburg yesterday more inter
esting than usual. His remarks upon the
equity, or rather the iniquity of the pro
posal to tax manufacturing corporations,
are well worth reading, and they are pre
sented at length in another part of this
issue. "Without going deeply into this very
important matter, for the new revenue bill
is necessarily of the highest importance, it
is only just to say that Mr. Oliver's argu
ments deserve and doubtless will receive
careful consideration.
The objections to the proposed tax which
Mr. Oliver makes upon the grounds that it
will discourage the growth of co-operation,
and bear oppressively upon the working
man, who has been able to acquire an inter
est in the mill or factory in which he works,
seem to us well taken, And these objections
deserve to be weighed carefully.
The regulations for the inauguration ball
are man and some of them peculiar. A
neat pamphlet containing the rules has been
printed tor the benefit of the floor managers
and their aids. Evidently the committees
who have the floor and the promenade at
the ball in charge arc not very sanguine
about the character of the guests. They are
prepared for all kinds and conditions of
men, and the rules are adjusted to fit the
criminal classes as well as the cream of
Perhaps it might be as well to announce
that a man or woman who is intoxicated, or
disorderly, or unclean, or a crank, may
expect to be bounced summarily if he or
she attends the ball. We can understand
all these restrictions except the one leveled
at "cranks." Crank is a large word; it
covers a multitude of mortals. It is inter
preted in all sorts ot ways; almost everyone
calls those vhom he vaguely dislikes
fHiiMfi JR'f'?nutiki'z flfr Aidijfc
cranks, without knowing very clearly what
he intends to convey by the term. The floor,
managers at the ball have a large latitude
allowed them in the right to eject cranks.
It may result in the word crank receiving
a closer and clearer interpretation than it
has hitherto had.
With a generous regard for weak women
a retreat convenient to the ball room will
be provided for those suffering "from faint
ing fits, hysteria and other disability, where
a medical man will be in attendance."
Need wc say more to make it clear that a
very halcyon and vociferous time is ex
pected when Mr. Harribon dances at his
own inauguration?
To the Queen's speech few British sub
jects look for information as to Government
proposals; but the deliverance yesterday
under that name contained at least two sug
gestions of interest First the war prepara
tions by the continental powers compel Her
Majesty to ask for money to put the navy
and the coast-defenses in better trim.
Second, the Balfourian method of dealing
with the national aspirations of the Irish
people commend themselves so eminently
to the Queen's advisers that they are to be
The Jemand for more ships and stronger
shore-fortresses is the outcome of the scare
of the naval maneuvers last summer. An
attacking and a defending fleet were or
ganized out of the navy; and the attacking
fleet did Ivondcrs in, capturing Livgpool,
Oban, Greenock and. other seaports. Of
course it was all on paper; no blood was
shed, no ransoms were exacted; but the
British taxpayer was told an enemy could
have done the actual feats just as easily,
and great was, the momentary consterna
tion. The Liberals did not scruple then to
charge,and will now repeat, that the maneu
vers were a transparent scheme to frighten
Cousin John into further big expenditures.
They say that war talk is fudge, and want
to know who wants to invade England any
how, and why?
As to the other side of the Balfourian re
gime in Ireland there is no lack of public
information. The farce of the Parnell com
mission and the spectacle of members of
Parliament hunted like criminals from pub
lic meetings into jails, for no greater offense
than open-door discussion of Government
proceedings, make a queer nineteenth cen
tury picture for the contemplation of the
free and enlightened British voter.
Some of the envious opposition have made
the fling to the eflect that the Harrison ad
ministration will be on a par with that of
Rutherford B. Hayes, which the St, Louis
Tost-Dispateh declares to be "the most un
kindest cut of all." It really is unwise for
our Democratic friends to provoke such com
parisons, inasmuch as they inevitably call
attention to the parallels between Hayes and
Both, these Presidents started in with the
professed intention of discarding machine
politics. The professions of Mr, Cleveland
were rather mere strenuous than those of
Mr. Hayes; and when it came to permitting
the use of official patronage to carry out
political ends, the Cleveland administration
went further.in that'direction than the Hayes
administration. The lack of backbone
was displayed in different directions, Mr.
Hayes backing down when he came into
collision with Congress, and Mr. Cleveland
when he ran up against foreign powers of
first-class size. Both left office cordially
hated by the machine element of their re
spective parties. The real point of departure
is in the fact that both Presidents declared
themselves against a second term, which
declaration Mr. Hayes kept and Mr. Cleve
land did not.
Both Presidents must be credited with at
tempts to run a clean administration free
from recognized frauds. But since the
Hayes administration is the favorite
hetenoir of the Democratic organs it may
be healthy to remind them of the striking
points oi resemblance between it and the
only Democratic administration of the
present generation.
Take a toothpick, a common sliver of
white-wood, between the finger and thumb
and though you examine it with the great
est care you will not perceive that it has
lethal qualities. Yet an autopsy upon a
young New Yorker, who died suddenly the
other day, revealed that his death was due
to toothpicks. Several of his organs pre
sented the appearance of pincushions, ex
cept that wooden toothpicks took the place of
pins. It must be evident to anyone who
gives the matter a moment's thought, that
noncofa man's organs aredesigned by nature
to be a cushion for toothpicks. Dr. Ham
mond wc feel sure will sustain us in this
Probably this unhappy young man had
no defined desire to convert his stomach
into a lumber yard. He chewed toothpicks,
however, with a persistency that has borne
fatal fruit. It becomes those who, maybe,
prefer toothpicks to pic as dessert to take
warning by this tragedy. The single tooth
pick by the cashier's desk in the res
taurant, or on the tabic at home, looks
harmless enough, and hitherto the principal
argument against the implement Las been
on purely sesthetic grounds, but the evident
tendency of the habitual toothpickcr to
absorb the pick in particles, if not in bulk,
is dangerous to the system.
Perhaps, after all, the habit of chewing
toothpicks is destined to be checked and
ultimately destroyed by the manifestation
of its evil consequences. Nobody should
regret it, for a toothpick ornaments no man's
mouth, still less a woman's.
The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette says:
Wc do not know whether if is true that Mr.
Wanamaker is going Into the Cabinet.
It is pleasing to note such candor dis
played at least by one newspaper in the
Continued interest must be felt in Mr.
Pigott, the man who supplied the Parnell
letters, and who is now giving evidence in
London. His frequent references yesterday
to the "black bag," in which tho precious
documents were hauled around, must put
all London in mind of that other "black
bag" which not long ago was so familiar a
subject of interest. It was "Jack the Eip
per" who then carried that mysterious bit
of baggage; and while the "Hipper" sensa
tions were at their height it was very dan
gerous for anyone to appear with "a black
bag" in London town.
A minister; in Western New York is
suing one of his parishoners for failure to
pay for two funeral sermons. Probably
when the delinquent dies the preacher will
willingly deliver a discourse telling what
he thinks of him and charge nothing for it.
The following advertisement appeared in
a London paper:
A young lady wishes to hear of a gentleman,
possessor of a cork leg, wooden arm, glass eje,
false teeth and a wig; view matrimony. Rea
sons for these peculiarities on application.
The advertiser should apply to a wax
works where she would doubtless find a gen
tleman possessed of all the charms she de
sires, with the additional recommendation
of having no brains. He would be her af
finity. The editor of a cotemporary has dis
covered that the Secretary of State is in no
sense of the word the premier or the biggest
man in the Cabinet. If Bayard be taken as
an example his'argument is sound.
Tnn spirits told Madame Diss Debar
that she was going to marry Lawyer Marsh.
The lawyer intimates that the lady was
misinformed. President Cleveland was
promised a second term by prophetic voices
from ghostland. He didn't get it. If this
thing keeps on people will soon have a well
grounded suspicion that the other world,
like this, is given to lying.
The mantle of P. T. Barnum appears to
have descended upon his Agent Extraordin
ary, George Starr, who' is tickling the
public with terrific telegrams from Central
Even in West Virginia an election must
come to an end at last, and the country will
rejoice to hear that Hon. John E. Senna
was elected United States Senator yester
day. He is said to be the youngest member
of the Senate, but he took a very long time
getting there.
It looks as if nobody would be able to
ascertain who is in that new Cabinet until
Harrison gets ready to take the key from
his pocket and unlock the door.
A BuriiEK county statesman wants to re
establish the whipping post for the punish
ment of wife-beaters. The penalty is none
too severe for the crime, but it is doubtful
if the Legislature will give legal sanction
to White Cap methods of administering
Slowly but surely Englishmen are be
ing forced to make the sad acknowledg
ment that the London Times is not infalli
ble. Peesident Caenot, of Prance, seeks
in vain to get somebody to form a Cabinet
for him. If he were in this country he
would meet with no such difficulty, but the
anxiety of the whole populace to do the
work for him might lead to some embarrass
At his country home Mr. John Wanamaker is
said to have the finest lot of rhododendrons in
At Stuttgart, Germany, died a few days ago
the widow of the late Karl Frederick Ludwig
von Schiller, eldest son of the poet, at the age
of Si
In Piccadilly, London, a young dandy is
taking a walk in a costumo of decided origin
ality. It consisted of a 'pair of lavender
trousers, patent leather shoes, and a short
jacket made wholly of sealskin. Tho effect was
Wiien Mr. Andrew Lang made his appear
ance the other day as Gilford lecturer at St.
Andrew's University, he was enthusiastically
greeted with tho singing of "For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow!" His first lecture was on "Man's
Conceptions of God."
Het Loo, near Utrecht, where tho King of
the Netherlands lies dying, is not one of the
show palaces of Europe, but resembles a pri
vate gentleman's cheery and comfortable
country home. It is furnished throughout
with exquisite taste. The King has personally
superintended tho arrangement of every pic
ture, every table.chair and cabinet in the royal
apartments. One of the most interesting rooms
In the chateau is the dining room, which con
tains many relics of tho House of Orange. The
apartment is full of curiosities, and between
antique silver pyxes and tall Dutch flagons in
hammered silver, inlaid with gold, one sees the
pocketknlf e of William the Silent, the favorite
drinkjng glass of Stadtholder William "V. and
a spoon used by that Stadtholder William who
died William III of England. From the dining
room something like a quarter of a mile of
corridors lead to the Great Hall.
A correspondent of the Boston Herald
thus describes General Boulangcr: When I
entered he was sitting at a long table covered
with books and papers, but he immediately
arose, camo forward with a pleasant "bon
jour" and a hearty grasp of the hand, and led
me to a seat It was tho first time I had seen
him, and I observed with some surprise that he
nas not in the least like the published portraits
that are to be seen in every part of Paris. Ho
has nothing of the dapper look of tho photo
graDhs and engravings. His hair is not dark
and nicely combed, as you see it in the "pictures
in little," but it is iron gray, and stands
"cropped" and erect. His beard, too, is tawny
and slightly mixed with gray. In physique ho
is of middle height, well filled, and neither
stout nor slender. He has a stronger face and
a more intellectual head than ths popnlar por
traits credit him withal, and the lines in his
face are distinctly marked thcro is quite a
deep lino running across his forehead. His
eyes are keen and gray. His coat was semi
military in cut, but not in color, for, like his
trousers, it was a kind of yellowy-brown.
Tho Closing Reception Given at tho Whito
Ilonse Last Night.
Washington, February a. The Presi
dent's reception to the public, tho last of his
state receptions, drew a tremendous crowd to
the White House to-night Although the re
ception did not begin until 9 o'clock the crowd
began to gather about dusk, and shortly after 7
o'clock there were several hundred persons in
the portico of tho White House, who had come
early in order to secure eligible places in line.
Tho gathering increased in numbers very
rapidly, and it was with some difficulty that tho
crowd was got in line two abreast. In the
meanwhile, a great nurnberbf people who had
received cards of invitation were admitted by
the exit door, so that when the President and
party camo down stairs and took their places
in tho blue room, the public rooms and corri
dors of tho Whito House were so crowded that
it was nearly 10 o'clock before they wero suffi
ciently clear of people to permit thoso waiting
in line outside to be admitted.
At 10 o'clock the crush was immense and
there was a closely packed line of people ex
tending from the entrance of the Whito House
down the western approach to tho gateway, and
abont a block or so alonz Pennsylvania avenue.
The crowd seemed to be good naturedand
waited with patience in tho chill atmosphcro
for their opportunity to shake hands with the
President or Mrs. Cleveland.
Our Ball Players Abrond.
From the New York World. J
It is very unpleasant to learn that tho Ameri
can baseball professionals now in Europe tako
but little interest in the musty reminders of the
past which surround them on all sides. We
are told that Fogarty and Crane always strike
out when historical associations aro flung
toward them, that Hcaly invariably muffs a
tradition and that ,Anson makes shocking
errors in his dates. Tuis is distinctly unsatis
factory. While our athletes of the fliamond
arc adding a touch of modernity to ancient
and historic precincts, they should not forget
that they owe a dignified and respectful hom
age to "tho dead but sceptercd sovereigns who
still rule our spirits from their urns."
Is It Coming to This?
From the New York Sun.
Sexton Williams, of St. Thomas' Church, in
ono ot his garrulous moments, last week, said
that very often a largo fraction of the Sunday
morning collection would be found to consist of
English and Canadian money. There might be
shillings and there might be sovereigns. Some
of this comes from foreign visitors to New York
who chance to go with pew holders to tho
church. Possibly but only possibly it is only
a fad on tho part of some of the Anglomamacs
who. may go to tho church, and who desire to
indicate their English affiliations byputtingthe
Victorian coins on tho collection plates.
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A Piebald Lion What fan Infant Can Do
Ilnstlero In Office A Whnt-ij-It.
. The queer triangular building which lies be
tween Liberty and Wood streets and Sixth ave
nue ought to be considered one of tho "lions"
of the City. Tho sign of tho defunct Penn
Bank no longer reminds the passer-by of tho
exciting days of 1SS1, but nobody who lived
here then is likely to forget the corner where
the crowds gathered in the memorable May oi
It is curious to note the diversity of ideas
which seems to exist in tho owners' ininds.
About nine months or a year ago the owner of
ono side of tho building decided that a new
coat of whito paint was needed; and, according
ly tho dingy iron was made glorious forthwith.
But tho owner of the other half did not see the
matter in the same light, and his part of the
building was allowed to remain in its state of
blackness. The piebald triangle presented a
very striking appearance, till a month or so ago
when tho black half was also painted white.
By that time, however, the gloss had gone off
tho half which had been renovated first, and
now you can easily make out the dividing line
of the properties by the difference in the shade
of color.
By the way, the trianglo will have neighbors
of magnificent proportions when the Bank of
Commerce and tho German Rational Bank
erect their new buildings.
TriE fraternity of wprkingnewspaper men in
Pittsburg is gettingHnto office in great style
just now. N. E. Dorente, who has served his
paper with great fidelity and zeal in the pur
lieus of the courts for a good many years, has
decided to accept the office of court reporter
ship tendered him by Chief Justice Weir, of
Idaho. At the same time h hear that Mr.
Stevenson, who is sometimes irreverently
called Billy, is in a fair way to exchange hts
legal and journalistic labors in this city for a
consulate in South America, where his well
known powers as a linguist aro likely to serve
him in good stead.
But the majority of newspaper men will still
continue to accumulate millions in a modest
wayat tho old stand.
"Does tho baby walk yet?" asked a dread
fully ignorant bachelor of a married man
"No," tho parent replied, "I do most of the
"Does it talk?"
"No, my wife attends to that!"
"What does It do then?"
"Has a monopoly of the squawkingi"
EEAIXT It would be a kind deed if a dog
fancier would visit a friend of mine.
You see. a man gave this friend of mine a
dog the other day. It was a very small dog a
puppy in fact The puppy was alleged to be of
a graceful breed of hounds. Now doubts have
been cast on the little animal's description.
He is developing prominent traits and facial
features strongly suggestive of the bulldog.
It is awfully embarrassing to have a growing
pup that cannot be assigned to any breed of
dogs. My friend has effected a compromise in
his answers to friends who ask what tho pup 6
by calling it a bull-hound!
Once again a sunset of superb color, rich in
deep carmine, shading to rose pink, that made
one think of summer, and set the sparrows,
tough little Philistines, twittering at vesper
time. What does it mean this time?
After the last sunset bathed our hills in pur
ple, and turned our rivers to blood, there camo
a snow storm and a biting blizzard. Tho se
quence overset the old rhyme and pickled the
signal officers that time. May be to-day will bo
fair, and then we can paint in the legend:
"A red sky at night
Is the shepherd's delight!"
Colonel Church's First Matrimonial Ex
perience a Toacblnely Sad One.
Columbus, O., February 2L Speaking of
the defense and the defendant in the now cele
brated Church divorce case yesterday, a fact
camo to the knowledge of an Evening Fost re
porter which, although perhaps known gen
erally among the Colonel's friends and others,
will bo news to the general public, that this
marriage was the second marriage of the
Colonel's, but such is indeed the fact. While
tho present marriage of the. Colonel's was cele
brated with great pomp and splendor, bis first
marriage was under far more trying, sad and
solemn surroundings.
It was a death-bed marriage and occurred in
January, 1879. Colonel Church, then a very
young man, resided in Pittsburg and was en
gaged as a law student in the law department
of the Panhandle Railroad Company. He bad
been paying attentions to Miss Anderson, one
of the most estimable ladies in the Smoky City,
and as a result a deep attachment and mutual
love sprung up between them. They became
engaged, and while living in the happy bliss
and contentment of soon having their two
loving and happy souls made one, the bride-to-be
became dangerously ill. ,
Tho young lady, realizing that death'was
near, and not wishing to dio and not have tho
one hope of her life, the uniting of her loving
soul with that of her much-attached and ad
miring lover, she sent for him and asked that
she be permitted to have hei hope realized, if
it be but for a day. Matters were at onco ar
ranged, and in tho presence of her weeping
friends, on her death-bed, sho was united in
marriage to him who is now passing through
the present terrible ordeal.
New Jersey's Senate Called Down by tho
Supremo Conn. ,
Trenton, Fobruary 21 The State Supremo
Court to-day decided an important question re
garding the Governor's appointing power. The
Governor sent to tho previous Senate nomina
tions of R. Kuhl for Judge in Hunterdon
county, and E. W. Crane for Prosecutor in
Essex county. The Senate rejected both nomi
nations. After the Senate's final adjournment
tho Governor appointed the two men named.
The appointments wero contested, hence tho
the suit. The Court has decided that the Gov
ernor has the right to make such appointments
for filling vacancies such as existed. His
course is justified by precedents established by
other Governors, and by the fact that tho Sen
ate's part in confirming a nomination is not to
be taken as a controlling force, but as only con
tributory. DEATHS OP A DAY.
Dr. D. W. Bliss.
WASHINGTON. February 21.-Dr. D. W. Bliss,
who attended President Garfield during his Ill
ness, died at 7:15 o'clock this morning, at his resi
dence in this city. The funeral will take place
bunday, and tho remains will be Interred In Wash
ington. Captain Benjamin Richardson.
New York; February II. Captain Benjamin
Klchardson, Hie eccentric millionaire, of Harlem,
who owned Washington's chariot, and used to
ride through the streets in It on holidays, died
yesterday at an advanced ace. lie made a good
deal or money In California In 18-ia, and invested
It in New York real estate, by which meins he
amassed a fortune. lie was a miser and dressed
cry shabbily.
Dr. Francis Wharton.
WASniNGTOS, February 21. Dr. Francis Whar
ton, Sollcltor'of the Stato Department and author
of the "Standard Dtgest of International law, "
etc., died at his residence In this city about 1
o'clock this morning, aged OS years, lie has been
suflcringfor sometime from partial paralysisof
the larynx, ami suomiucu to me operation or
tracheotomy recently, with tho result of securing
comparative relief, and continued his work for
tho state Department and other literary labors
until a few hours before his death, having revised
proolsto the last cvenlngof his unfinished "Di-
Iilomatlc History of the United States in the lievo
ntlonary 1'erlod." The Immediate cause of his
death was heart failure. Dr. Wharton removed
from Philadelphia to Washington, and entered
the Government service at the invitation or Secre
tary llavard. In 1883. His funeral wUl take place
In this city, at S o'clock baturday,
Ralph Uagnlcv.
Italph llagalcy, one of the oldest businessmen
in this scctton, died at his home at UndcrcllfT
station, on the Tlttsburg and Western Kailroad,
yesterday afternoon, after suffering a week -n 1th
Mr. Bagalcy was an uncle of Mr.Italph llagalcy,
of the Wcstinghouso Company. He was asso
ciated with his brot her William in the wholesale
grocery business for a number or years, and he
accumulated a comfortable fortune. He retired
from business about 40 years ago, and had been
living on a farm at Pine Creek for 35 years.
The Bagaley Bros, did an extensive business,
their storerooms being located on Wood street.
Before raUroads wero built In this section they
on ncd a number of steamboats and did business
at ail the towns along tne river between here and
31r. Bagaley was married to Miss Pearson, a sis
ter of Mayor Pearson, of Allegheuy,about TO years
ago. He was 71 years of ace, and enjoyed perfect
health until attacked .by the disease which ended
in hls.dcatb.
The deceased leaves four children, two sons and
two daughters. Kalph. Jr., Is a stone contractor,
and Richard Is employed ,at the Westlngnouse
machine shops. One of his daughters Is Mrs. Ad
dison liillia. The funeral will take place on Sunday.
The Walion-Scnlly Nuptials Celebrated
Other Social Events.
Tho marriage of Miss Ida Walton, daughter
of Captain Joseph Walton, and Mr. James
Wood Scully was celebrated last evening at
the residence of Mr. Walton, on Western ave
nue, Allegheny. Tho largo mansion was filled
with guests and the happy couplo could not
have had a merrier departure from their old
into their new life.
The largo reception room in which the cere
mony took place, was decorated with plants
and flowers. Directly opposite the door was a
semi-circular collection of raro tropical plants
and beautiful lilies, extending almost to the
ceiling, la the center stood tho minister. whilo
before him con tract in c parties knelt whilo the
ceremony was being performed. The mantels
in tho rooms wero banked with ferns, and a
huge jar of lilies was placed in the center of
each. All the decorations in this room were in
green and white.
In the dining rooms the floral decorations
were of yellow jonquilsandadiantum. Abeau
tiful floral piece was placed in tho centerof tho
table, which was lighted by cut-glass candela
bra, with yellow globes. The other decorations
wero of a yellow shade and were furnished by
Murdoch. The supper wa3 served by Caliout,
the Pittsburg Club caterer. Toerge's orchestra
furnished the musical selections.
When the time for the ceremony arrived, the
groom and his best man, Mr. Harry Spr,oul,
entered the room first; Miss Nellie Walton, as
maid ot honor, followed. The bride entered
leaning on the arm of ber father. She wore an
imported satin brocade dress, looped with
orange blossoms, and carried a bunch of white
violets. Iwo little children, Miss Alice
a sister of tho brido, and Master Walton Cook,
a nephew, brought up the rear. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. T. J. Leak, of the In orth
Avenuo M. E. Church. While tho solemn rites
wero being celebrated, a zither solo was played.
It was a strange and beautiful accompaniment.
The ceremony was very impressive and only the
relatives and intimate friends of tho contract
ing parties were in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Scully left on a wedding trip
and on their return they will tako up their
residence at their new homo on Lincoln ave
nue, Allegheny, which was constructed and
lurnlshed by Captain Walton and presented to
the bride. Many other beautiful and costly
presents wero received.
A Quiet Wedding on Federal Street, Alle
gheny, Yesterday Afternoon.
The wedding of Miss Clara J. Samplo to Mr.
Joseph R. Davis, bookkeeper of the firm of
Godfrey & Clark, this city, took place yester
day afternoon at the residenco of the bride, 212
Federal street, Allegheny.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. M.
Cowl, of the Union Avenue MethodisvChurch,
and was witnessed by only a few of the rela
tives and immediate friends of the young
Mr. and Mrs. Davis departed on a Western
trip shortly after the ceremony. Upon (their
return they will make their homo in Alle
gheny. .
run and Music.
This evening a humorous, dramatic and musi
cal evening will be givep under the auspices of
the Y. M. C. A. of Pittsburg, in the Second
Presbyterian Church, Penn avenue and Seventh
street. The programme consists of several
vocal quartettes by the Meigs sisters. Misses
Hattie, Jennie, Edith and Florence. The songs
will be interspersed by humorous talks by Mr.
C, F. Underhill.
A Lmvrcnccville Wedding.
The marriage of Mr. J. Albert Letsche and
Miss Elizabeth Wetzel, daughter of Mr. C.
Wetzel, of Lawrenceville, was celebrated last
evening at tbe St. Peter's Lutheran Church at
8 o'clock. Rev. Wm. Shaeffer performed the
ceremony. The maid of honor was Miss Lillio
Letsche, sister of the bridegroom. The brides
maids were Miss Hannah Possicl and Miss
Lizzie Voltz.
IT. P. Sapper.
The Eupper and festival given at the Seventh
U. P. Church, Forty-fourth street, Lawrence
ville, opened last night, and will continue to
night. The common sense bazaar was in charge
of Mrs. Rev. Sands and six aids. Misses Carey
and McKinley had charge of tho flower booth.
The Panliton Society of the candy booth, and
Miss Maggie Mitchell and Miss McComb of tho
children's bazaar.
An Army Talk.
Captain S. L. Fullwood gavo a talk in tho
rooms of the Pennsylvania Railroad depart
ment, Y. M. C. A., on Twenty-eighth street, last
evening. The subject of bis address was
Army. Talk." A large number of railroad
men were present. , .
Martha Wnshlncton Tea.
A Martha Washington tea party will bo
given at Hamilton's Music Hall by the Ladies'
Aid Society of Davis Camp Ko.O, S. V. There
will be seven tables, beside an ice cream booth
and lemonade stand.
A Nico Reception.
Tbe Phil Sheridan branch E. B. A. gave a
delightful reception to friends last night at
Lafayette Hall. The music was furnished by
tho Royal Italian Band.
An Allegheny Cotillon.
The Allegheny Cotillon Club gave a cotiyon
at Cyclorama Hall last evening. There was a
largo attendance, and a pleasant evening was
spent by all.
They Form tho Basis of a Romantic Board
Iuk IIouso Talc.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Findlay, February 2L Tho inmates of a
North Main street boarding house are greatly
excited over what the boarders term spiritual
manifestations, growing out of the following
circumstances: A stonemason by tho name of
Colpitis boarded at tho house for some time,
and about a month ago went to Toledo, where
ho met a violent death, by having a slab fail
upon him in a stoncyard. In the room in tho
boarding houso in this city which bo occupied,
be left a red flannel shirt when he went away.
His f onner roommate thinking tho dead man
would havo no further use for the garment,
appropriated it, and the other night put it on
for a night dress. About tho timo churchyards
yawn and graves give up their dead, the board
ing houso peotilo sprang from their beds in
great alaim, caused by ear-piercing yells com
ing from tho room occupied by the young man
who bad taken possession of the dead man's
shirt. Between screams he explained that be
had been visited by the spirit of tbe departed
stonemason, who was Tiiolentrv angry becauso
his garment had been used. Of course every
body laughed except tho young man, who, dis
carding the spirit-haunted dress, laid down and
slept peacefully tho rest of the night.
The next night, however, another young man
who took no stock In the story, borrowed the
shirt and putting it on, went to his bedk At
about the samo hour that tho previous dis
turbance had startled the boarding house, tho
inmates were again aroused by shrieks and
screams of tbe most terrifying character, and
in a moment afterward tho j oung man with tho
haunted shirt in his hand, dashed down
stairs as if the devil was after him, and took
rcfugo under a table in the kitchen. He, too,
had becri visited by the former owner of the
red shirtj whose anger had been intensified by
the second attempt to appropriate his intimate
piece of ipparel. In the meantime, and pend
ing the appearance of some ono with courage
sufficient to meet the enraged spirit of the dead
stonemason, the red shirt has been hung in tho
garret, from whence, it is said, strange, un
canny soands come nightly, and the boarding
house will soon shut up shop.
Tho Whisky Insurrection Leader's Flight
Down the Ohio.
Special Tdcgram to Tho Dispatch.
Washington, Pa., February 21. David
Bradford! one of the leaders of the famous
whisky insurrection, was the brother of the
great graAdmother of Rev. Dr. W. W. Colmery,
of Oxforl, O., who is now visiting in this sec
tion. Rev. Colmery has interested himself in
tbe histoj-y of Bradford, subsequent to his
escape frim capture and flight from the scene
of the failure of tho insurrection.
After leaving Washington, Bradford fled
down thophio river to Cincinnati, and thence
to the Spanish possessions, now Louisiana. Ho
obtained t grant of land from the Spanish
Government, and becamo a planter and a man
of wealth) Rev. Colmery recently addressed a
letter to If rs. Anna B. Miles, of New Hope,
Ivy., a gnmddaugbterof Bradford, and received
a letter inj reply in which Mrs. Miles says she is
truly tho granddaughter of tbe David Bradford
spoken or, and that her father, a lawyer, mar
ried Amada Davis, the sister of Jefferson Davis.
A substantial stone bouse on the the west
stdo of Main street, built bv Bradford, is still
standing and is occupied by John L. Gow, Esq,
Bat There Arc More Blc-Hcuds Now.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Hatters assert that the averago American
head is considerably smaller than it was SO years
ago. This is strange, considering that tbe aver
age American head is often so much larger to
day than it was last night.
The Erie Stntesmnn fallows How His Dis
trict Wns Ran on Truo Civil Service
Reform Principles An Undemocratic
Democracy Don's Salary to be 9Iade
Equal to 'Ligo's-Other Capital Notes.
Washington, February 2L In speaking to
a formal amendment to the postofhee appro
priation bill to-day, Mr. Scott, of Pennsyl
vania, said that he had a list of the Frcsidental
postmasters in Pennsylvania, which he hoped
the gentlemen on tbe other side who believed
in civil service reform would not overlook.
There were in Pennsylvania 191 Presidental
postmasters. Daring the four years of the
present administration the number of original
appointments which had expired was 103; of
resignations, 23; of suspensions, 17; of removals,
6; of deaths, 8. The number of offices which
had become Frcsidental was o7. In 3 offices no
changes bad been made. Id his own district
there wero 17 Presidental postmasters, and
during tbe present administration no changes
had been made except in two cases, where
charges of malfeasance in ofBco had been pre
ferred. Mr, Peters, of Kansas, suggested that the
district was a Republican district and that the
gentleman wanted to get votes.
Mr. Scott replied that that might, or might
not be. He then referred to tho fact that in
18S5, between the 25th of February and the 3d
of March, four Presidental postmasters in his
district had been appointed and confirmed; and
he hoped that gentlemen on the other side
would recollect this record.
Mr. Cannon, 'of Illinois, said that the funeral
ceremonies had not been concluded, and not
being expected to talk of the faults of the dead,
he hoped the consideration of the bill would bo
proceeded with.
Messrs. Adams and Lawler made earnest and
vigorous endeavors to increase the appropria
tion for the pay of letter carriers. They
pointed out that the growing city of Chicago
was inadequately supplied with letter carriers,
and advocated an increase in the number of
trips made daily, especially in the business por
tions of tbe city. Their efforts were, however,
Mr. Lawler also endeavored to have a proviso
inserted in tbe bill forbidding the close of the
Chicago mail bag repair shops, but he was
again unsuccessful. Having concluded the
consideration of tho bill the committee rose,
and the bill was passed.
An Undemocratic Democracy.
Mr. Conger, of Iowa, to-day moved to increase
from 578,000 to 5128,000 the appropriation for
furnishing public buildings. In speaking to this
amendment Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, said that
tbe parsimonious treatment which the Com
mittee on Appropnations accorded to the pub
lic buildlncs of tbe country was disgraceful. In
his town of Hannibal tho custodian of the pub
lic building had, on account of the meagerness
of tbe appropriations, been compelled to go
upon tho street and employ a common laborer
to run the engine at $1 a day. Tho Judge hold
ing court there had telegraphed to the Secre
tary of the Treasury that some arrangement
must be made or he would cease to hold court.
He (Mr. Hatch) had telegraphed to the post
master to placo a notice on the door th at it was
dangerous to enter the building. Laughter
and applause. Mr. Hatch continued to criti
cise the Appropriations Committee, declaring
that it had more nerve than anything else, and
asserting that in the past it had discriminated
against the rank and file of the Democratic
party by decreasing salaries.
Mr. Sayers, of Texas, suggested that Demo
cratic officials would be willing to bold over
under the next Administration under their
present salaries. Mr. Hatch retorted that that
might be true of Texas officials, but Democratic
officials in Missouri expected to resign after the
4th of March.
Mr. Randall defended the Appropriations
Committee and said that it had struck against
everything that looked like tbe undue expendi
ture of public money. Mr. Hatch inquired
whether a Democratic Secretary of the
Treasury was not as competent to judge of the
appropnations which should be made for furni
ture as was the members of the Committee on
Mr. Randall replied that the committee had
examined into the contracts and knew that the
estimates of the department could be cut down
one-half, without Inconvenience to the public
service. It had been shown that there had been
gross extravagance in the expenditures for fur
niture. Furniture had been bought fit for pal
aces, rather than for the comfort of the Demo
cratic administration. Laughter,
After further debate the amendment was re
jected. Dan to be as Well Paid as 'LIge.
On motion of Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to
day, an amendment to the deficiency appropria
tion bill was adopted appropriating $6,000 to
pay Daniel Lamont, tbe President's private
Secretary, the difference between his present
salary and 3,000 a year, the salary which his
successor will receive.
A Thorough Investigation if Any.
When the "Southern outrage" investigation
resolution came up in the Senate to-day, on
motion of Democrats the vjords "bribery" and
"or other unlawful uso of money," were in
serted. Mr. Gorman objected to the resolu
tion, saying the forcing ot this debato was for
the purpose of making an extra session neces
sary. Mr. Voorhces then asked to havo added
an amendment directing the committee to in
quire also whether money was corruptly and
unlawfully used in tbe control of the election
in November, 1S8S, in any of the States; and to
examine into tbe various sums of money raised
for such purpose, by whom paid, by whom col
lected, ana to wnom uisoursea.
A Load for Two Boys.
Mr. Stockbridge presented to tho Senate two
immense packages of petitions in favor of the
"Sunday rest law," and sent them to the clerk's
desk by a couple of pages, who were almost
overburdened by the load.
The Shape of the Next House.
Up to date alt but about 15 of tho certificates
of members-elect of the next. House have been
received by General Clark, the Clerk of the
House. Among those lacking aro the certifi
cates of two Representatives from West Vir
ginia and one from Tennessee. In regard to
tho caso of tho West Virginia members-elect.
General Clark said that in his view the Gov
ernor of the State might have issued the cer
tificates any day after the election, and now
tnat tue senatorial contest was over ne De
lieved that tho certificates for Representatives
would soon bo made out. Regarding the
Tennessee case, in which the Stato Supreme
Court has decided that it cannot restrain the
Governor from issuing a certificate to Evans
(Republican), Gex-eral Clark said it would not
bo proper for him to express an opinion as to
the effect of the decision, as the case might
come before him for decision between two sets
of certificates. Assuming that Evans will re
ceive a sufficient certificate, the clerk figures
that tho Republicans will have 101 and the
Democrats 159 members at the organization of
the next House, rot counting the West Vir
ginia members. Should these two seats go to
the Democrats it will leave the Republicans
with a majontyof three, but the admission of
the Dakota?, Washington and Montana, will
increaso this majority.
, Plenty of Room for All.
Tho Inaugural Committeo on Public Com
fort, in answer to a,largo number of inquiries
from all parts of thd country, wish to stato the
information to the public that their resources
arc ample to enable them to provide with'pleas
ant and comfortable lodgings, with board, in
tho most desirable parts of the city, all who
may wish to attend the Inaugural ceremonies.
Tho prices range from 52 to $1 per day. While
tho committee has already provided for be
tween 20,000 aud 30,000 people, thero is no lack
of really desirable places, and at reasonable
In Memory of George W.
All the executive departments will be closed
to-morrow (Washincton's BirthdayJ.which is a
legal holiday in the Districtof Columbia,
Cleveland Still in tho Veto Business.
The President to-day returned toCongTess.
without his approval, tho House bill to de
termine the title ot settlers in the Des Moines
river lands in Iowa. The President says: "One
result of this legislation is consummated, and
if effectual, would be to restoro to the
United States a part of tbo public
domain, lands which more than 25
years ago the Government expressly
granted and surrendered, and repeated de
cisions of the Supreme Court have judged to
belong, by virtue of this action ofi tbe Govern
ment, to other parties. It is by no means cer
tain that this proposed legislation relating to a
subject peculiarly within tho judicial function,
and which attempts to disturb rights
and interests thoroughly entrenched in the
solemn adjudications of our courts, would bo
upheld. In any event, It seems to me that it is
an improper exercise of legislative power, an
interference with the determinations of a co
ordinate branch of the Government, an arbi
trary annulment of a public grant more than
25 years ago, an attempted destruction of
vested rights aud a threatened impairment of
lawful contracts."
They Got OfTEnsy.
From tne Detroit Free l'ress.3
A Vermont school teacher rigged up a hand
sled to take his scholars for a ride down hill,
and after the sled had jumped two logs, run
over several stumps and plunged into a ravine
it was found that only soven persons were in
jured, which was considered very lucky.
Little Mac's Monument Ready.
New York, February 21. Preparations are
about completed for the nnveiling of the mon
ument of General George B. McCIcllan, on
Decoration Bay. The shaft will be 46 feet high,
at base 9 feet 6 inches square, material being
granite, costing 510,000. It Is surmounted by a
large ball, on which rests an eagle. The ball
and eagle are 6 feet high, and the eagle is 1 feet
from tip to tip of wings. a
A Fireman Literally Cooked.
A tug fireman, supposed to be named McCor
mack, was steamed and parboiled to death last
night on the tug Jewett. Bbe had been left un
guarded, with her fires banked. Hither with
the idea of larceny or in seeking a warm place
to sleep, McCormack forced a window and
crawled in over her boilers. In some way he
wrenched off ono of the steam pipes, filling the
narrow space "with a scaldlnz blast. It is
thought that in trying to escape ho became
wedged between the boiler and a partition, for
his dead body was found there this morning,
literally cooked.
Able to Defend Himself.
As Jacob Lonllard. Jr., was walking across
the Second avenue bridge, on his way to bis
Westchester home, last night, two men stopped
him. One of them demanded money, but re
ceived instead a smashing blow between the
eyes that knocked him down. His companion
bolted at this, and Mr. Lonllard went bis way
in peace. Ho is well known as an amateur
athlete, and a member of tho County Club.
His only memento of the interesting adventure
is a bad tear in the collar of bis coat, where
one of the footpads seized him.
Exciting Scenes at a Fire.
This forenoon a kerosene lamp was upset in
the apartments of Fred Bebrens, on tho second
floor of an East Thirty-sixtn street tenement,
setting fire to the house. The flames started
up the stairway to tho top floor, occupied by
the Cullen family. Mrs. Cull en and her son,
John, were it home at the time, and found
escape cut off by fire and denso smoke. Tbey
were rescued by firemen, with difficulty the
woman through a front window and tho son
with a rope let down from tbe roof to a rear
window. The loss is about $1,000.
Lost Too Much to Live.
John Dudley Kennedy committed suicide at
the Putnam House, this afternoon, by taking
poison probably prussic acid. He had been
involved, it was said, in legal troubles with the
banking firm of Flsk & Hatch, over the sum of
$23,000. which he naidforSOO shares of Central
Pacific stock. It was guaranteed that the
stock would go up to SL0O. but it didn't. It fell
instead, and Kennedy lost his money. He be
gan legal proceedings against Fisk & Hatch,
but lately, it i3 said, these proceedings were
discontinued for what reason cannot at pres
ent be learned. It was thi3 financial loss that
led to Kennedy's ending his life to-day.
One of tho Proposed Features of tho Coming
Inanffurnl Display.
Denvee, February 21. The great West is to
be represented at General Harrison's inaugura
tion by a genuine cowboy brigade. "Sombreros,
sbapps" and blue shirt will distinguish tbe dele
gation from the boundless prairies and the foot
bills of the Rockies, and if such trappings do
not offset in the big Washington parade the
tinsel and plumes of the( effete East there will
be groaning among the politicians and business
men here, who, to-day, about completed ar
rangements intended to put down-easters in
tho shade. The nucleus of the brigade, pro
viding there is no bitch, will be 100 leading citi
zens of Denver, who are about equally interest
ed in politics, cattle and mining. Thomas Mc
Gill is directing the movement.
The programme is for the 100 Denver men,
accoutered in all theparaphernaliaof cowboys,
to start from here, February 26, for Washing
ton, and be joined en route by other cowboys
who may wish to thus hold up the glory of the
West. At Kansas City tbe "Dodge City Cow
boy Baod" will be attached to the brigade. Tbo
band is to give concerts on tbe return trip,
which may be by way of New Orleans. Most of
the members of the brigade are splendid speci
mens of Western manhood, all brawny six
footers, who, attired in true cowboy style,
decked out with revolver, knife, cartridge belt
and lasso, may not perhaps succeed in carrying
off first honors, but will certainly be among the
most picturesque figures at the inauguration.
It i intended to make it a true representation
of Western life of 20 years ago.
The English Syndicate Is Bnyine St. Louis
and Chicago Breweries.
Chicago, February 2L There is something
of a stir among local brewers over a report that
Mr. Luke Bishop, representative of the En
glish syndicate which is buying up breweries
in this country right and left, will be here soon
for tbCpurpose of closing bargains for several
houses here. The negotiations have been go
ing on since last July. Six Chicago breweries
are willing to sell at prices they have named,
which would bring to this city about 8,000.000
of the syndicate's cash. Another leading
brewer, presumably one of the six, said:
"My advice to any brewer i3 to sell. There is
no telling where prohibition may end in this
country. Besides, the English have such high
ideas of the profitableness of breweries, owing
to fortunes like those of Bass and Guiness, that
they will pay stiff prices."
A dispatch from St. Louis says: It is an
nounced that an English syndicate of capital
ists, with a capital of S5aO0O,00O, whose Ameri
can representative is ex-United States Senator
Stephen W. Dorsey,- has been operating here
for several days past with a view to acquiring,
by purchase, some of the breweries of this city.
Several owners have been approached, but so
far, it seems, with little or no success.
His Holiness Among Those Who Congratu
late Georgetown University.
Washington, February 2L The centennial
celebration of Georgetown University was con
tinued to-day, tho exercises being under tho
auspices of tho Alumni Association. Gaston
Memorial Hall, in which the proceedings were
held, was handsomely decorated with flags,
bunting and shields. Tbe following telegram
from tbe Pope was read to tho assembled
alumni by Father Murphy:
. "Leo tho Thirteenth, send3 congratulations
and best wishes to the rector, tho professors
and the alumni."
The University of Christiana in Sweden, also
sent congratulations, and letters of a similar
character wero received from Harvard College,
Lehigh, Michigan, Vassar, and Rutgers Uni
versities, and many other well-known institu
tions of learning.
No Chance for Them.
From the New York World.l
Judging from what we havo observed of the
course of the United States Government with
reference to ancient claims, however good, tho
prospect of the heirs and assigns of Captain
Allyn securing 25,000 principal and Interest of
the cost of bringing General Lafayette over
the Atlantic H years ago, is not at all promis
ing. As in tho case of the French Spoilation
Claims, thi3 bill for service performed has been
allowed by one branch ot Congress or the other
at various sessions, but never by both at the
same time. Where the original creditor of a
duo of this kind has disappeared from the
scene he might as well take his demand along
with him.
I took her little hand in mine,
it quivered like a bird.
And as I felt its touch divine
A trembling sigh I heard.
Momentous timet Should I propose?
I knew not what to say;
As 1 beheld my blushing Hose
1 felt my hair turn gray t '
I thought of Myron, Scott, and Moore;
All. could 1 but recall
A bit of their poetic lore!
I once had known it all.
Oh, woman. In our hours of ease,"
1 blunderingly said.
And then I thought my tongue would freeze
And wished that I were dead.
My heart was beating like a Sail,
And yet my lips were dumb;
The clock that hung upon a-nail
Ticked louder than a drum.
1 could not see, for, strange to tell.
The air seemed full f smoke.
Then from my tongue the fetters fell.
And then aud then I spoke.
"lloieyou, dear!" I said In haste;
I love you, too," she said;
And then I clasped her dainty waist
And kissed her lips of red.
Then came a flood of poetry,
I spouted yards of rhyme.
And she Is going to marry me
In apple-blassom time.
Samuel Xlnturn Feet, in Uarptr't Batar.
An enterorislng 'teamster in Bridge
port, Conn- is digging for supposed traried
treasure about which he dreamed for three
-Joseph, Charles and Prank Klouchek,
brothers, of Portland, Ore., were all born on
the Fourth of July, two in Austria and one in
this country.
Mrs. Eyan, who lives alone on a farm
near Hannibal, Mo., taing much troubled by
tramps, concluded to dress up in men's clothes
and has not been annoyed since.
The kerosene used in Dakota freezes;
solid at 7 below zero, and it is as much a part
of the household work to melt tbe cake of
kerosene aa it is to wash the dishes or sweep
the floor.
Civilization in Africa is a failure. The
savages who murdered the British engineer
Penrose, swallowed the chemicals used for
photography found in his baggage, supposing
it was rum or some other civilizing beverage.
Mrs. M. R. Stanton, a Brooklyn widow,
while walking last summer in the Catskills,
fell over an embankment near a bridge, and
blames the township authorities for it She
broke no bones, but has sued for 310,000 for
damage to ber beauty.
New wonders are being unearthed every
day, and a new and rare one has just turned up
in Paris in the shape of a fine bust of Mme. de
Stael by Canova. It was found in a second
hand shop, where it had lain for years, sub
merged under rubbish, with its value all on
guessed. Mrs. John Crosby Brown, of New Tort,
has presented her collection of musical instru
ments to the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Tbe collection contains 266 specimens, and is
estimated as worth $35,000. It contains all
sorts of instruments known both in ancient and
modern times.
The bones of nine British offices who
fell at Waterloo, and were buried in the ceme
tery of the Quartier Leopold at Brussels, have
at last been transferred to an English ceme
tery. Tbe skeletons are all finely preserved.
All wero very tall men. The old tombstones
were set up over the new graves.
A young negro boy, only 3 years old, is
being exhibited in England. He is blind, but
possesses a remarkable memory. The young
ster will answer 3,000 qnestions contained in a
book, and any combination of .figures or names
told him at the beginning of the entertain
ment will be repeated at the finish.
It has cost the city of New York for
each lineal foot of the sea wall now in process
of construction under the supervision of. the
Dock Department, 51,333 33, and some of it
over 2,000. In the 28 miles contemplated there
are 147,810 feet, which, at the rate of say 51,400
a foot would cost that city the enormous sura
of $208,978,000
The rock to which a chain was attached
during the War of the Revolution to prevent
vessels going up the Hudson river will nave to
be removed in making excavations for tho
Peekskill bridge in tbe highlands. It will be
taken out entire and preserved at either West
Point, Newburg. or in the rooms of the His
torical Society in New York.
The medical editor of a certain London
paper, who advocated a vegetarian diet, baa
undertaken to live for an entire month on
nothing but whole meal and distilled water.
This meal he grinds himself, mixes it with cold
distilled water into a batter, and bakes it for
an hour and a half. He allows himself one)
pound of meal and two pints of water dally.
Experiments are, it is stated, being1
made on thqf'russian railways with axle-boxes
in which theoearing surface consists of sheets
of vegetable parchment set on edge, and
strongly compressed together. The lubrication
of these bearings fs said to be very perfect, as,
owing to tbe capillary attraction between the
different sheets, the whole becomes thoroughly
saturated with oil.
A correspondent writing from Arizona
says that at the time the law wa3 passed mak
ing it an offense for Indians to appear in a city
minus their tronsers. the red men accepted tho
decree with their usual stoicism. They would
carry their pantaloons on their arms until tbey
reachedthe city limits, whereupon they would
L don them, removing tbe obnoxious garments
wnen tney leit tne city.
Boston is shortly to have magnificent
new athletic grounds. A syndicate of capital
ists have purchased the land on the Cambridge
side of the Back Bay. The purchase includes
1,000,000 square feet of land, and it is the in
tention'of tho manacement to lav a half-mile
.bicycle trace and build a grandstand, which
win contain, amontr otner tnings, a parior,
dressing; retiring, and bathrooms and kitchen.
The unexpected discovery in one's an
cestral bookshelves of a volume worth any
thing between 3,000 and 1,000 must be an ex
perience as rare as delightful. While clearing
the library at Hopetonn House for a safe at
Sotheby's, some one came npon a cony of the
Mazarin or Gutenberg Bible. Lord Hopetoun
did not know be had it; book collectors and
experts did not know of tho existence of this
Preparations are being made in tho
Apollo Gallery at the Louvre for exhibiting the
diamonds and other cems reserved from the
sale of the crown jewels. These valuable relics
of the monarchal ana imperial regimes win
be placed in show cases so arranged that they
can be lowered into Are and burglar-proof safes
fastened to the floor of tho gallery, which will
be under tbe surveillance day and night of a
special detail of watchmen.
The original eau de cologne isniada
from a recipe which, according to a writer in
the Leisure Sour, has been known to only ten
people since it was discovered nearly 200 years
ago. Tho written copy of it is kept in a crystal
goblet, under triple locks, in the room in which
the essential oils are mixed. The casks in
which the perfume is kept are made of cedar
wood from Lebanon, which is stronger than
any other and does not smell. More than 2,
000,000 bottles are sold annually, and of these
150,000 go to one houso in London.
Cards, which were invented at the close
of the fourteenth century, says JToles and
Queries, wero originally very different from
those In nse at present. In shape they were'
square, and instead of suits of spades, clubs,
hearts and diamomls, their marks were rabbits,
Einks, roses and flowers of columbine. Tbe
gured cards were very prettily devfsed. a
queen riding on horseback with a rabbit beside
her marked the qneen of rabbits or of clubs.
A rustic-looking man. grotesquely dressed ana
standing? in a stranze attitude, with a pink be
side him, signified the knave of pinks or dhv
A Device Never Out of Order. Put a
hole in a nickel, and see yourself lose 5 cents.
Love is blind, but he has good ears. Tha
intruding step at th parlor door, however faint,
can always be distinguished. j
That Trip to Europe. First Philadel
phlan (sadly) Things seem very dull, very dull.
Second I'hiladelphlan (despondentlyj Yf.
Empty Is the city, Wanamaker's gone.
Another sale of French crown jewels is to
take to place In March. The Government pro
poses keep It np so long as wealthy Americans
wUl buy, even If It has to start a Jewelry factory.
At the Play. Brewster (who has brought
his Boston cousin to see Mrs. Potter) There she
is. hhe used to be one of our great society ladles,
you know.
Cousin Matllde (alter watching Cleopatra for
ten minutes) Yes: she acts Uke one.
TJrbs in Sure. Bobby Keene (his first
view of a whitewashed tree)-That's funny. Aunt
Mrs. Green What's funny, Bobby?
Hobby Keen Why. that your fence pos J sprout
when you paint 'cm I
Through the Telephone. HofTmanHowes
Hello, Evvy, old boy! That you? Go with ma
to the Turkish bath to-night.'
Central (hurrying things up) B-r-r-r-r-r-r-r
through yet?
Everard Lafayette (with asperity) No,' we're
nott We're taking a bath!
Talking Business. Mr. Sullivan Mr.
Ktl rain, I understand you called me a liar and
several other names the other day. ,
Mr. KUrain Yes; I believe I did. Mr. Sul
livan. Mr. HulUvan-Wcll, you daren't back it np for
?10,0CO, three-quarters of the gate receipts and the
championship of the world.
A Moving Tale. Conductor of Broad
way Car (authoritatively motioning to a line of
people) Move up, please, and give this lady a
seat. (Tho lady is one of tbe numerous Individu
als who invariably persist in clinging to the rear
'end of the car.)
District Messenger Boy (at tbe head of the line,
who has "moved np" atready oftener than he
thinks consistent with bis dignity and comfort)
Dls ain't no pergresslve eachre party. Udelady
wants a seat, dey's one up at dls end.
A fair cashier at the desk did stand.
And wrote out a bill for a man near by;
rie watched the pen In her snow-wblte band,
And saw the amount with a great big sigh.
"A fine business hand; how 1 wish 'twere nlnet'
The man with the writing like Greeley's sail:
"If this is a serious offer, 'tis thine:"
He looked up surprised, and tumbled and fled.
Ml from Fuet.