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IEEE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SATURDAY, :FEBRTJARY 33, 1889;
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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY. FEB. 23. 18S9.
A GREAT DAY FOR PARADES.
Never was "Washington's Birthday so
brilliantly celebrated in Pittsburg as yester
day. Not only did the Catholic societies
and the Junior Order of American Me
chanics surprise themselves and the public
by the numbers and the enthusiasm of their
respective displays, but what was most for
tunate, old Sol graciously assumed im
partial command as chief marshal of both
The weather was simply marvelous for a
mid-winter holiday; nothing like it was be
fore secu in these parts.
It was a very pleasant sight to note so
much and such undoubtedly earnest de
votion to the Stars and Stripes. So long as
like testimony is given of popular senti
ment, there is some excuse for. a holiday,
even if business men do grumble at what
they consider a useless waste of time. Some
people have affected to sec a lesser political
significance in the parades, not unconnected
with recent semi-sectarian disputes; but the
wisest and best disposed citizens will not
choose to consider the matter in any such
light 'When it comes to appreciation of
the honor and duties of American citizen
ship the religious opinions of one or of
another do not and must not interfere. That
should be the true import of both parades
j-esterdayand, without doubt, iu the event
of any test whatsoever, affecting the country,
all would be -found as cheerily marching to
the same, musicand nnder the same banners.
WILIS' CONSTmJTIOKAL IDEAS.
The genius of Mr. Roger Q. Mills for put
ting himself carefully in the wrong, was
never more strikingly displayed than by
the attempt yesterday to insist on his reso
lution declaring the Senate substitute to the
tariff bill unconstitutional. To assert that
the Senate cannot amend a House revenue
bill, so as to change its scope from that of a
tariff reduction bill to a revenue reduction
bill, is equivalent to asserting that it cannot
amend it at all. Any amendment that did
not suit Mr. Mills would be declared to
change the scope of the measure. If Mr.
Mills should secure the passage by the
House of a duty on raw sugars and the
Senate should add thereto a duty on refined
sugars, it would be as easy to call that a
change of scope as the one he complains of.
It is a remarkable fact that Mr. Mills can
seriously urge this view in the teeth of the
constitutional reservation to the Senate of
the right ot amendment, as against the ex
clusive right of inception in the House; but
than, perhaps, Mr. Mills regards that part
of the Constitution as unconstitutional.
THE CAUSE OF THE CHANGE.
The President's signature yesterday com
pleted the legislation necessary to secure the
admission ot four new States to ihc Union.
North and.South Dakota, Montana and
Washington will extend the belt of full
fledged States along the Northern line clear
to the Pacific, if they choose to avail them
Eclves ot this legislation; and there is no
room for doubt on that point
This action at the close of the Cleveland
administration is a decided change from the
course to which the Democrats have held
for four years on this point. On one rxcuse
or another the House has put off the subject,
but back of its excuses it was clear enough
that while there was a hope of their remain
ing in power, they would not admit new
States with Republican majorities unless
they could get a compensatory reinforce
ment of new Democratic States.
It is possible that the passage of this bill,
and its approval by the President are in
tended to atone for the rather discreditable
refusal to admit Territories well qualified
for statehood. That is certainly the most
charitable view to be taken of their action.
If these States are qualified for admission
now, they were qualified last year and the
year before; and to exclude them for the
sake of hanging on to power was rank in
justice Perhaps this concession is intended
Still, in view of the fact that this bill adds
five members to the Republican majority in
the House and presumably thirteen to the
Republican vote in the next electoral col
leges, wc are inclined to credit the change
in Democratic policy to the conviction of
our Democratic friends that they might as
well let the tail go with the hide.
TAKE THE GEEAT OFFENDERS FIRST.
The reported steps, taken in the Legisla
ture toward the forfeiture of the charter of
the Schuylkill Eastside Railroad, in Phila
delphia, would be very commendable, if
they were not so manifestly jug-handled.
If any corporations have violated their char
ter limitations they should undergo the
penalty; but the policy of attacking a small
corporation for a minor offense is in this
case so manifestly in the interest of a great
er and more defiant offender against both
the Constitution and the courts, that if the
legislature "were to take such a course it
would be a most unblushing display of the ,
corporation collar. If the policy were to be
adopted of seeking out all corporate offend
ers against charter obligations and Constl-
tutional limits, it is a very serious question
which among them would escape unhanged.
If such a course is to be undertaken, let it
commence with tb,o greatest and most pow
erful offenders instead of attacking the lit
tle offenders for the benefit of the big. ones.
TEE TOBY BBEAK-DOWN.
What a commentary upon the parade of
the letters in "Parnellism'and Crime," and
the months of piling up evidence of the
Irish disorders is furnished by the fact that
as soon as the question of genuineness of tho
Parncll letters is reached, the man who sold
them to the JVmesand who is solely responsi
ble for them, admits a previous written con
fession that they arc not genuine, and at
tempts to get money from tho Irish party
for proving their spurious character!
The claim that the Egan letters are not
yet proved to be frauds is an almost pitiable
confession of the utter break-down of the
important part of the case. Mr. Egan has
been a hard fighter for Ireland for many
years, and. although nothing of the sort
is proved, it would not be surprising
if he had nt times contemplated
and counselled the resort to force. But Mr.
Parnell is the responsible head of the Na
tional movement He was the person
charged by thR Times VfitU having encour
aged outrages, while preserving the veil of
constitutional agitation. It was to determine
the foundation for these charges that the
Commission was Impanelled, and after
months of dawdling, twisting and tergiver
sation by the Timet' lawyers, the only man
on whom the Times depended as the author
ity for these letters, breaks down and ex
poses his utter unreliability.
If this result docs not shake the Tory
party's power in England and leave the
poor old J7jimdcrerj reputation for truth
fulness in tatters, then party passions in
England will rise utterly superior to facts.
A POOR BUSINESS PROPOSITION.
It is a piece of absurdity, which can only
be accounted for on the theory of want of
reflection, that anyone in Pennsylvania
should want to tax manufacturers in any
shape, corporate or otherwise. The pros
perity oi this State, more than that of any
other, denends on manufacturing. It is not
merely the mill owner or the factory worker,
having homes and interests in the Common
wealth, who are concerned in Seeing our in
dustries flourish, but also, of course, the
farmer and the merchant All this ground
was gone over fully in exposing the fallacy
of William L. Scott's assaults in Congress
upon the Braddock's steel industry. It is
lamentable tbat it should be necessary to
preach, now and again, these plainest princi
ples of every day business experience to
Pennsylvania high officials.
In The Dispatch yesterday, side by
side with the account of the sensible argu
ments of Mr. Oliver to the Ways andIeans
Committee at Harrisburg, appeared a three
column advertisement from the gas belt of
Indiana, setting forth what a great manu
facturing center that was, and inviting
capital there. Everyone knows what the
Pindlay and other districts have done by
way of special inducements to manufactur
ers to settle in their midst Here in Penn
sylvania, alone, we hear proposals to tax
them when tbey appear in corporate shape.
Surely Ihe State officials and the members
who take such a view must know that the
great bulk of heavy manufactures now re
quire to be. conducted in corporate form.
Oneor two men seldom have the means to
undertake enterprises solelyVon their own
accoqnt, giving employment to thousands of
hands; or, if they have the money, they do
not want to incur in Pennsylvania the risk
of losing all they have by partnership ar
rangements when in New Jersey or New
York they go into the same business in com
pany form and limit their losses to the
money they willingly put in at the start It
is true the tax proposed is not prohibitory.
But it is stupidly discouraging to a line of
business upon which the interests of the
We agree entirety with Mr. Harry Oliver
even though he be a directly interested
party that, if revenue has to be raised by
taxing corporations, it should come exclu
sively from those which enjoy grants from
the public. The railroads which have prac
tically a monopoly of transportation and the
right of eminent domain; the electric light
companies which make immense profits on
original investment; the street railways
whose franchises have proved to be of such
known worth; the bridge and the ferry com
panies, the gas companies, in short all which
have practically an exclusive market these
are the corporations which should con
tribute. We trust that on this occasion, for the last
time, will be heard in Pennsylvania a pro
posal so foreign to its interests as the tax
ation of manufactures. The premium which
nature so generously offers of fuel, ore and
water transportation should not be offset by
sucn official and public dullness.
THE NEED OF UNTFOEIHTY.
The interesting special article on the sub
ject of marriage and divorce, which appears
in this Issue, shows,the need of uniformity
of legislation on this subject, and points
out the only means by which such uni
formity can be obtained a Constitutional
amendment, giving Congress the power to
legislate on the matter. This is the view
The Dispatch has held for some time,
and to which public opinion is gradually
It is notnecessary to agree with our cor
respondent iu all respects, in order to unite
with him on his main proposition. Thus it
may be questioned whether the fact that
South Carolina has never granted a divorce
is much more to its credit than the looseness
with which the marriage tie is dissolved in
other States is to them. Probably that
State has had cases in which offenses against
the bond of marriage were so flagrant as to
justify its dissolution in law, as had
already been done in fact"But the
hideous contradictions furnished by
our different State systems form
the vital part of this question. The fact
that a lawfully married couple in one State
may be unmarried in anotber;"and tbat the
wife who is freed from a brutal husband, or
the husband who has been emancipated
from the bond that joins him to an' unfaith
ful wife, may still be bound in another
State, is a travesty npon civilized social
organization. It is upon the need of abol
ishing these shameful incongruities that the
demand for uniform marriage and divorce
laws is based; and it could hardly have a
"Isn't it about time the Legislature gave
Philadelphia a decent building inspection
law?" pertinently inquires the Philadelphia
Press, apropos of the last tinder-box fire in
that city. It is high time that there should
be such a law for the whole State; and it
would also be pertinent for the esteemed
Press to inquire if it is 'not about time for
municipal officials to give an energetic en
forcement to the measure of law which we
Il is a very, striking contrast between two
great republics that while one of 'them has;!
oeen confronted for the last week by the
difficulty of getting men to go into the Cab
inet, the other has been still longer agitated
by the difficulty ot keeping them out.
A pabagbaph is going the rounds of the
press to the effect that no improvements have
been made in umbrellas for the last three
hundred years. Considering that itTs about
150 years since Jonas Hanway adapted the
Oriental protection against the sun to
keeping off English rains, the inference is
that the invention of the umbrella was not
an improvement Perhaps it was not to
the public honesty.
When the Catholics and American Me
chanics vie with each ojher in honoring the
memory of "Washington, they both show
more readiness to cultivate the spirit of
patriotism, than they do when they get to
quarreling over sectarian differences.
It is exclaimed by the Baltimore Sun, as
indicative of tho persistent depravity of the
Republican leaders, that "the outrage mill
is to be eet agoing!" "We were uuder the
impression that the outrage mill 'was "set
agoing" when they killed a Republican
Congressional candidate in Arkansas, for
trying to investigate the stealing of ballot
boxes, by which an election was also stolen.
The ill success of the local interests in
forming a combination is cast into deeper
shade by the 'success with which the Wash
ington people have organized a window glass
trust, which will make it cost from $20 to
5150 to see the inaugural parade.
The taxpayers of Buffalo are aroused by
double-leaded editorials in the Express, of
that city, to contemplate the fact that the
municipal salary list has been increased
during the past two years by the sum of
50,000, Pittsburg on being informed of the
fact, will philosophically wonder if Buffalo
is going to get into a stew oyer a flea-bite of
Shebman and Plumb are reported to
have used improperly emphatic language
touching the Cabinet question. Thomas C.
Piatt remains faithful to his old role by
declaring: "Me, tool"
''Chaieman Cbisp's opportunity to
cheat ballot-boxes will not be as great in the
next House as it has Deen in this one," re
marks the New York Tribune. No, if will
not, owing to the fortunes of war. It is not
yet disclosed who will undertake the exer
cise of Mr. Crisp's function in that respect,
for the Republican majority in the next
Every fresh imprisonment of Irish lead
ers for fighting Ireland's cause, is another
notification to the lovers of liberty in the
old country that they must unite against
The statement tbat there are 75 white
families on the Montana reservation, whence
the Indian troubles are reported, carries with
with it a tolerably pertinent suggestion that
it is worth while to enforce the laws keeping
the whites of the reservations until both
whites and redskins are a little more civil
ized than they are at present
On the subject of rents, the highest yet
noted are those in the ceiling of the New
York Assembly Chamber, and the biggest
are those in the reputation of the Assembly
The news that the Pittsburg butchers pro
pose to start a co-operative slaughter house
in Chicago naturally attracts a good deal of
attention. It is a wise thing to do, and
affords the most complete refutation to the
recent claim of this interest, that meat could
not be depended upon that was not slaugh
tered within this State.
Pigott as a witness was produced by
the Times for the benefit of the other side
of the case.
The House seems to have made up its
mind to repeal the tobacco tax. It has been
talking about reducing taxation 'for two
years now; and, like the man who wanted
the hat passed ronnd when the boat was
sinking, it is certain that something must
be done in that line.
PERSONAL FACTS AND FANCIES.
The Empress of Austria has a lady doctor in
A young lady who aspired to fame as a musi
cian went onodayto Rubinstein for advice. She
played for him, then asked; "What shall I
do?" "Get married." was the reply.
Captain Lemon has charge of the sale of
tickets for the inaugural bin. Lemon says be
Is being squeezed very hard to make the limit
ed number of tickets satisfy tho demand.
Queen Pia, of Portugal, is very anxious to
come to this country. A Lisbon newspaper re
cently asserted that sho had become interested
in "tho natural bridge ovet the Aliegbenios."
M. Caknot, President of the French Repub
lic, is a whist player of whist players. It is the
one relaxation he allows himself from tho du
ties ot his office, barring an occasional visit to
the theater or the opera.
Japanese Minister Matsu was a prisoner
for nearly five hours in his native land for his
progressive ideas. Tho adoption by Japan of a
new Constitution ho looks npon as a personal
triumph. "This culmination of his early day
dreams," says a friend, "has crowned his life
with solemn joy."
The President and Mrs. Cleveland attended
the centonnial celebration of Georgetown Uni
versity, yesterday afternoon. They were" re
ceived with the usual honor, and were given
prominent seats on tho platform. Atthe con
clusion of the regular programme the Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland had a reception in the
Gekeeal Boulangbr lacks discretion.
The other evening at a bonse in fashionable
Paris ho actually had the unwisdom or was it
audacity; to ask the beautiful Madame dc
Fredem to sine the music-bally "En Rercnent
do la Revue," Of course she was mortally
wounded. Imagine Adelina Patti's indigna
tion if she were asked to sing "Champagne
One night last week James G. Blame at
tended an exhibition by Herrmann, the presti
dlgitateur. in Washington. He sat near the
stage and seemed to take great interest in the
performance knowing a thing or two about
tricks, as he docs. After a time Herrmann
brought ont the spirit hand. It rapped out an
swers to several questions. Finally Herrmann
asked: "Will James G. Blaino be the next
Secretary of State I" "Yes," rapped the hand,
and the audience applauded warmly. Mr.
Blaine smiled, but gave no farther indication
It is one of the unwritten laws that every in.
coming President of the United States shall bo
sworn on a new Bible. Clerk McEenney, of
the United States Supreme Court, supplies the
Bible. After the inaugural ceremony the vol
ume is presented to some one of the President's
family. The custom was set aside in the case
of Mr. Cleveland, who took the oath on a Bible
once owned by his mother, a though Mr.'Mc
Kenney bad purchased a book for the occa
sion. It is understood that General Harrison
will return to the old custom and kiss a Bible
furnished by Clerk McKenney.
A Suitable Exhibit.
From the ChlcaEO Herald.
Tbe American branch of the Universal
Peace Society Is to have an exhibit at the
Paris Exposition. We might send over our
large assortment of peaceable and narmless;
THE TIP OP THE TONGUE,
Is the Most Dnnccrpu Part of That
' Unruly Members-Things Better Left Up.
said Advantages or Having it Under
Control-Laying la a, Stock of Good
From the London Globe.
"Tut-tut-tut! Pva got it on the very tip of my
tongue!" How often one bears that sometimes
comic, sometimes pathetic exclamation! The
victim has something which be would like to
say. and which be seems in the very act of say
ing; but try what he will, it eludes him, and
often he gives up the search for It in despair.
AVe do not say that such references to the tip of
the tongue, and what is on it, are Invariably sin
cere. Occasionally tbey are mendacious.
Now and 'then we assume the virtue ot
a memory vben we have it not Our
'Tut-tut-tut!" is now and then only his
triouic put on for effect, and to extenuate
the misdemeanor of non-recollection. Its ob
ject is but to give us time; while someone else
hastens to fill up tho blank we have created.
In comedy, these moments of hesitation are de
liberately devised, and are found productive
of much comic capital. What one man says is
on the tip of his tongue, other furnishes, and
the hit is made
Some Painful Instances.
But, in general, when we profess to be at a
loss for a word or an idea which is nevertheless
apparently within our grasp, we mean it. The
thing is really where we say it is, but we can
not capture it great and sometimes palnfnl as
uiu cuuiig tilt;, muih, vm m. vij. -...v.,,.. wv..-
slon, repeated the word "necessity" two or
three times, and yet conld not recover the re
mainder of the sentence of which it had been
intended to be the beginning thus giving
point to Peel's chaffing interjection that nece
sity is "not always the mother of invention."
So. again, the witty Lord Rnchoster opened a
speech with, "My lords, I divide' ray dis
course into four branches"; but there he stuck,
the only thing which came to the tip of his
tongue being the remark which piefaced his re
sumption ot his seat "My lords, if ever I rise
airain in this House, I give you leave to cut me
off, root and branch, forever." It is a singular
problem in mental physiology, this inability to
get off the tongua wliat we havo on the tip of it
where is the thought to which we desire to
give public utterance? In what "odd corner ot
the brain" is it secreted? We hurriedly rack
our intellects, bat to no purpose. Such matter
can be got at only-by careful association of
ideas. They must be followed up as a detective
follows up a cine. One thing suggests another,
snd, at last, tbat wbloh was at the portal of our
lips got past them safely into space.
Strngglo of Truth Agninst the Will.
That, of course, is one side of the shield.
There is another. How often words not only
come to the tip of the tongue but get over it
before we havo time to stay their progress! It
is a dangerous spot, that tip more dangerous,
perhaps, than all the rest of the tongue put to
gether. It retains that which it ought to re
lease, and releases tbat which it ought to re
tain. And of the two, certainly, the latter evil
Js the worse. Tho former may cause some keen
annoyance, but the latter often brings us
shame. How numerous the unlucky things
which arrive at the tip of topgue and leave it
immediately! Tbey fnclude tbat vast body of
malapropos remarks which wo "would rather
have left unsaid" which tell the truth
against our will, and consequently
alienate our friends and delight
our enemies. Happy he who can prevent these
misfortunes from getting further than the
aforesaid tip I How glad of such self-control
would bavo been the after-dinner orator who,
before anybody had thought of a Channel tun
nel, observed that "England Is an island." add
ing, in his hurry and his nervousness, "and
long may she remain so I" It is such slips as
inese mat give anguisu id lau bum. uu iub
stage, where fright is so apt to bring to the tip
of the tongue the very thing tho performer
would most desire to keep from it, lapses like
these are often truly distressing as in tho case
of the actor who once said to a lady, "Well, my
dear, how old were you when your mother was
Saying the Right Thing.
However, we must not be too nncompliment
aiy to that portion of the tongue on which we
are discoursing. Some of us find it very use
ful, after all. and are glad when we can keep it
well supplied. Look atthe good it can do, when
well disposed: look at the scrapes it can keep
nsoutof; look at the triumphs it can seenre!
To have always whatever we want at the tip of
the tongue has made the fortune of thousands:
it is in effect the secret of success. As Hamlet
tells us though he applies the phrase differ
ently "the readiness is all." It is tho ready
man who conquers all along the line. One re
remembers now Samuel Phillips, of the
Timet, one day met Douglas Jerrold,
and told him he had just seen Payne
Collier, looking wonderfully well "and
quite an evergreen." "He may be an ever
green," said Jtrrold, "but he's never read". a
remark which soma one who heard of It de
scribed as "ready wit," Take, again, the story
or the Judge and the barrister, the former of
whom was looking on at a ball while the latter
danced. "Ab, my friend!" said the not-too-wise
occupant of the bench, "you are a bad
waltzer!" "Ah," was the reply, "but yon are a
bad Judge!" Was that not a delightful bit of
repartee to have ready on the tip ot one's
tongue? In tho department of compliment
too, of what enormous valne is this spontaneity.
The chief merit of a "pretty speech" is that it
comes, not premeditateuiy, out -trippingly on
thA tnnfMlM "
Keep a Stock of Bon Dials.
No doubt this facility of thought and
expression is usually a gift. Tho power
of always saying the right thing at the
right moment is genorally born with us,
and not acquired. But it can be acquired,
in many cases, by 'tho judicious expenditure of
the midnight oil, and by dint, moreover, of
constant practice in tne art. A. man can jay in
a stock of "good things," and,if ho be but fairly
quick in apprehension, these will all become
available when wanted. Few of the bon mots
of the world, wo may be sure, were struck off
wholly at the moment- The idea of them had
occurred to their authors some time before,
bad been soized, and pat away for future use.
Tne happy phrases are coined in solitude, and
given oq.t in company. This may detract a
littlo from the fame of conversationalists, but
it does not interfcro with their effects. It Is of
no consequence whether a jeu d'esprit is really
spontaneous or not; all that is wanted is that it
snail seem so that it shall have the appear
ance, at any rate, of having been "on the tip of
DNIQDE DOUBLE WEDDING.
Mother and Daughter Marry a Father and
Son The Yoncsters Lead OS
Boston. February 22. A uniquedouble wed
ding took place this afternoon at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crccsy, in Beverly. A
mother and daughter married afatberand son.
The older couple are 46 and 43 years of age re
spectively, and the younger conplo 21 years
each. Tho latter were first to stand before the
officiating clergyman. The bride was Miss Eva
Louisa Crecsr, and the groom Mr. Roland P.
Woodbury. When they had been united, Mrs.
Eveline Creesy and Mr. Horace P. Woodbury
took their places, and wore in turn joined for
better or worse. The Same clergymen and the
same ushers officiated in 'each case, and there
was a large company.of spectators. There was
a brief reception, after which the elder conple
left for a bridal tour to Washington and the
younger for their new home at Beverly Cove.
The gifts were plenty and costly.
The Chinese Must Go.
From the Chicago News. J
A member of the Michigan Legislature is
trying to secure tho passage of a bill prohibit
ing' the transportation of Head Chinamen or
dead Chinamen's bones over tbe territory of
tbat State. The object of coarse. Is to prevent
live Chinamen from entering Michigan by the
fear of being caught dead there and having no
chance of receiving orthodox burial in Chinese
soil. If such a law were passed by all tbe
States tho Chinese wonld have to go before
they wcredead. Nowthoy waituntll afterthey
have been dead a year or two before they go.
From the New York Bun.1
President Cleveland will leave some unfin
ished business for settlement by the next ad
ministration. For example, as regards our for
eign policy. Look at tho Samoan question,
and at the Huytlan question, and at the Zanzi
bar question. If it be true tbat James G.
Blaine is to be Secretary of State nnder Presi
dent Harrison, be will be troubled with several
items of business as soon as he takes office
DEATHS OP A DAY.
James 8. Negley. Jr.
James S. Negley, Jr., son of General Negley,
died on the 20tn instant at Boise City, Idaho. The
deceased was a member of the Allegheny county
bar and was connected with a number'of railroads
here as solicitor. He went to Idaho several years
sco and was elected 'to the Legislature. While
attending the sesilon he was stricken with ty
phoid fever and died. liUDoay will be broogDl
bere for interment. "
DE, TANNER'S LATEST PBEAK.
Ho Will Oo Into a Trance State and Allow
ninuslt to be Burlod.
From the Chicago Trlbnne.l
"I propose," said Dr. Tanner, the faster, "to
so discipline my body and mind that I can take
upon myself at volition a trance state, and
while in this condition bo buried, I shall re
main in the grave fonr weeks, then be disin
terred, and, I believe, rcsuscitatod. Impossi
ble? No! The East Indian priosts have suc
cessfully demonstrated for centuries that it
can be done. The study I have given this sub
ject bas revealed much to me. Many of the
secrets of this performance have revealed
themselves to me. Ona of the principal acts
is to throw the tonguo bsok into the gullet and
cause a change of the circulation of the blood,
so that it resuinrs the condition of the pre
"In that state there is no respiration; tne
body thus bocomes airtight: it Is as if hermetic
ally sealed, and tho valves of tie heart aro
changed to a condition similar to the position
occupied in tho unborn child. This is but one
of the secrets I have learned; but to ascertain
them I bavo studied every book upon the sub
ject, although none contained many rays of
light I have killed scores of raccoons, opos
sums, bears and'-other hibernating animals
when in their winter sleep and dissected them
to learn ibo changes of tho organs while in this
lethargic state. For "years I have dieted to
gain all the strength possible for this great
achievement. I am now prepared to say that
but a comparatively short time will elapse be
fore I will announce that I am ready for the un
dertaking." THE NEW ELDOEADO.
Old Miners Well Pleased With the Indian
Gainesville, Ten,, February 12. Men
from Purcell, Ind. T., this morning brought
with them numerous specimens of gold taken
from tho recently discovered placer mines in
the southwest corner of the Oklahoma country,
along the Sonth Canadian river and about two
miles cast of Pui cell, which is In the Chickasaw
Nation. An investigation made this weok by
an old miner convinced him that these mines
are exceedingly rich in valuable mineral de
posits, with a probability that they will provo
to be as rich as some of the noted mines in Col
orado. One of the boomers, who had taken up a
claim where these mines are. while sinking a
well a few days ago, found a quantity of matter
at various depths which attracted attention
and caused an investigation which resulted in
the discovery of numerous particles of gold
and other valuablo minerals. Upon prospect
ing further, a number of placers were found
where mining had been carried on in early
times, perhaps by tho Spaniards moro than 100
years ago. As an evidence tbat these mines
were worked by the Spaniards in tho early his
tory of this country, severalminlnp; tools al
most eaten up by rnst have been taken out of
these mines this week and they agree with the
kind of tools known to have been used by the
Spaniards In 'their mining operations during
their first visit to Mexico.
BEN HAD BETTER BEHATE.
Mrs. Harrison to bo Presented With a Re
markably Elaborate Broomstick.
Huhdoldt, Kan., February J2. Mrs. Ben
jamin Harrison is soon to become tbe recipient
of a present at once beautiful and unique a
broom gotten up in the mbst beautiful style
possible. The broom is of regulation size, tbe
brush is made of the finest straw which Kansas
can prodnce, and tbe handle is made of the
best of wood, highly polished. Commencing at
tho top shoulder of tbe broom, at intervals to
tbe top of the handle, straw and sliver wire are
interwoven so as to represent the following
(1) Raised maple leaves; (2) raised crown;
(3) raised diamonds and maple leaves; (4)
matted diamond and raised leaves; (6) matted
spears, both ways; (6) raised double matted
crown; (7) hand-plate of solid silver, upon
which, surrounded by beautiful scrollwork, is
the name of Mrs. Benjamin Harrison; (S) pyra
mid, and half maple leaves and matted dia
monds; (9) matted crosses; (10) matted dia
monds and maplo leaves; (11) four flags, beau
tifully painted in oil colors, red, white and
bine; between the flags are matted diamonds;
(12) raised pyramids; (13) silk fringe: (11) solid
silver cap on end of handle, with engravings
and scrollwork. At intervals for the entiro
length of the hanale are narrow strips of red,
white and bluo silk velvet.
The broom will bo sent to Washington in a
case made expressly for it having a glass front
ALLEN AND HIS CAMERA.
Bow n. Congressman Keeps His Fellow
Members In a State of Anxiety.
Washington, February 22. Congressman
Allen, of Massachusetts, is one of the few who
are turning to some account the monotonous
moments in the proceedings of the Souse.
Armed with bis pocket camera, be saunters idly
to and fro, watching the while with a keen eye
for a subject and when this presents itself he
is quick to catch the situation. In this way ho
is getting qnite a collection of the. more promi
nent members in attitudes wbich they
will cordially repudiate. To-day ho
followed for a long time tbe only Tom Reed,
and at last caught a view of the back of bis
head as the member from Maine was sitting
beside Oregon's lone representative. There is
much curiosity as to the ultimate purpose bo
bas in view in making this collection, and sev
eral are inwardlytrembllng lest they find copies
of his work circulating in their districts. As be
never warns his intended victims to "look in
telligent," and tho absolute truthfulness of the
views could not be moro satisfactorily ex
plalnca away, there will be an Intense feeling
of relief when the littlo leather box disappears
from his desk. In the meantime he is the re
cipient of a courtesy from his fellow members
which is as agreeable as its object is obvious, ,
SEEKING ENGLISH GOLD.
A New Organization of Jonnens Heirs
Formed in New Jersry.
PnrLADELPnrA, February 22. An opposi
tion Jennens Heirs' Association, to push tbe
claims of Hector Jennens. of "Sandusky, O., to
tbe undtstnrbed millions in England, w.13 or
ganized in Camden yesterday, and the 23 hope
ful men and women who attended the meeting
listened attentively to an address from Mr.
Follett, a London solicitor;
Tho new organization is a stock concern, and
anybodv willing to subscribe can get a pro rata
sbaro of the vast estate when it is distributed.
Mr. Follett told how easily ho could provo that
4,OGO,000 belonged to tbe American heirs.
Those present showed their confidence in his
remarks by passing a resolution declaring their
faith iu Hector Jenncn's claims, and request
ing Jir. a ouett to prosecute tne case in tne En
SAVED BY A SHEPHEED DOG.
An Intelligent Cnnuie Gives a Timely
Alarm of Fire.
SHELHYVILI.E, Ky., Februarys Mr. P. C.
Kinsman, of this place, was awakened on Tues
day night by his dog'barMng and scratching at
the door. Ho scolded tho animal, driving him
away.'but in a few moments the dog returned
and began a more vigorous barking and plung
ing against the door. Mr. Kinsman then got
out ot bed to drivo him away, but when tho
door was opened tbe dog rushou inside and ran
into an adjoining room. Mr. Kinsman fol
lowed and found tho room on fire. A large
hole had been burned in the floor.
In a little while the flames would have been
beyond control, but as It was,Mr, Kinsman did
not have much troublo in putting out the fire.
The dog, which had evidently seen the flames
from tbe outside through a window, is ot tbe
BEN'S NEW HAT.
An Elabornte Head Piece Grows Ont of a
New Yoke; February 22, The most elab
orate opera hat that was ever made in this
country is one that Is now being prepared .for
Benjamin Harrison, tbe President-elect, by a
New York hatter. - Tho nead piece is the resnlt
of a wager between President Harrison and
Mr. W. J. Arkell. of Judge, The Piesldent
elect bet tint Indiana would go Republican
and Mr. Arkell wagered that it wonld not. The
tilo will be of ribbed silk, and will be lined
with hand painted satin panels, which are tho
work of such artists as Messrs. Gillam, Hamil
ton Smith and Flohrl. President Harrison
will carry tbe bat in bis band at tho inaugura
tion ball on March 4.
From the Boston Herald.
A new sententious saying was telegraphed
from abroad yesterday. Tbe Pester Lloyd ot
Pesth is credited with the apothegm: "We
shall be seen neither with tbo enemies of our
friends nor tbe friends of our enemies." It
may not bo new; it certainly is not in spirit; but
we do not remember to bave seen the senti
ment put in quite so pointed a phrase. It may
bo engrafted bere.
Spring Bonnets Lower.
From tbe Baltimore American, j
Spring bonnets are said to be lower. This, of
course, refers to tbo crown and not to the price.
Whatever ithe 'size of tbe' bonnet, tbe bill re-
uuu iu majuauc proportions. .
GOT, BEAYER Iff WASHINGTON.
He Drop Down to View tuoRouto for the
"Inaugural Procesilon-jTho Territorial
Bill Signed Other' Cnpltnl Notes.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washington, February 22. Governor
Beaver. Adjutant General Hastings, and As
sistant Adjutant General Krnmbhaar dropped
down from Harrisburg to. day, and after a hasty
luncheon, drove directly to'tbe headqnartersof
the Inaugural Committee, where they took
carriages and drovo over the route of tho pro
cession, viewed tbe streets on which the di
visions wonld rest prior to the starting of the
procession, and thus partly completed the in
definite and final arrangements for tbe monster
pageant The gentlemen are stopping to-night
at tho Iliggs House, and many prominent citi
zens aro calling to pay their rpspects to tho
one-legged Governor and his distinguished as
sociates. The Governor will return to Harris
burg to-morrow. Adjntant General Hastings
will remain hero till after tho last horn of the
inauguration is blown. ,
Four New States, Sure Enough.
Therowas great satisfaction expressed on
both sldos of the House of Representatives to
day, when it was generally known that the
President had signed tho Territorial bill. The
news was telegraphed to the Capitol by tbe
Associated Press, and was received with every
manifestation of approval. Shortly after the
House met. a special niessenger from tbe
White House brought the following autograph
letter Jo Mr. Springer, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Territories:
Hon. William JU bprlnrer:
Mr IIeausik-I signed the bill for the admis
sion of the new Stales at II o'clock this morning,
Yours, very truly,
Another Centennial Is Over.
The exercises of the centennial celebration
of Georgetown University closed this after
noon. Tba honorary decrees were conferred
by President Cleveland. Several addresses
were delivered, after which degrees were con
ferred as follows: Doctor of Laws: Hon.
Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State; Hon.
HonorcMercier, Prime Minister of Quebec;
Hon. Angnttos H. Garland. Attorney-General;
Hon. Emilio de Muruaga, E. K. and M. P. of
Knfilii" TTmi .loll,, Tn ('.rfrtl TInn "MflthaTi
Goff, General W. S. Rosecrans. Hon. Zachariah
Montgomery, John Gilmary fehca. LL. D.; John
T. Doyle, California! George F. Hamilton;
Alexander H. Laughborongh, California; John
R.Hamilton, 11. D.: Thomas Dwigbt; John
Boyle Q'Reilly; Maurice F. Egan. Three gold
medals were struck in honor of the centennial
celebration, which were awarded as follows:
One to John Gilmarv Shea, LL. D., the his
torian of the Catholic Chnrch in America, for
his work. '"The Life and Times of Archbishop
Carroll;" a gold medal, struck by tho Alumni
Cardinal Gibbons, for the archieplseopal see ot 1
imnmore, ana agoia meaai, luce tne precea
ing, to the President, Groer Cleveland, for
tbe Government of the United States.
Tho Money on Hand.
Senator Stanford to-day Introduced a pro
posed amendment to the army appropriation
bill, authorizing the Secretary of War to pur,
chase fonr pneumatlo dynamitetguns of 15-inch
caliber, and the necessary machinery to firo
and handle the same, together with tbe neces
sary ammnnition and cartridges, to be located
at such points in the harbor of San Francisco
as may bo designated by the Secretary. The
cost is not to exceed 250,000, In a letter to the
Senator, Secretary Endicott approves of the lo
cation of these guns in tho harbor of San Fran
cisco, and says tbat there is a present appropri
ation available for tho purpose.
Arrangements for the Next Centennial.
The consideration of tbe sundry civil bill was
resumed in the Senate to-day, the question be
ing on Mr. Hiscock's amendment offered yes
terday. appropriating $300,000 for- expenses of
the celebration of the centennial of tho con
stitution. Mr. Hoar offered a substitute for
the amendment and It was agreed to without
discussion or division. It declares Tuesday,
April SO, 1889 (the anniversary of the inaugura
tion of the first President of the United States.
George Washington), a national holiday
throughout the United States; provides for the
assembling of both Houses in tho hall of the
House ot Representatives on the second
Wednesday of December, 1889, when, under an
arrangement by a joint committee, suitable
ceremonies are to bo had in further commemo
ration of tbat historic event; authorizes the
joint committee to sit during the recess, and to
invite the officers of the United States and of
the respective States, and. through tho Secre
tary of State, representatives of foreign Gov
ernments to attend, and also to invite tbe Chief
Justice to'dellvera suitable address ou the oc
casion, and it "appropriates $500,000 to defray
the expenses of the joint committee and of
carrying out its arrangements.
A PECULIAR MANIA.
A Yonng Ladr Spends Her Tlmo Ordering
Funerals for Her Ulster.
New Yoke, February 22. The Greenpolnt
undertakers aro in quest of a young woman
who describes herself as Miss Carroll, of 21
Greenpoint avenue. She is in tbo habit of
visiting them and reporting tbat her 6-year-old
sister has been run over and killed by a car.
and their services are required. Sbe cries when
narrating her story, and adds: ''She was in
sured, and tbe money will be all right." On
Wednesday night she bad all the undertakers
in tbo place at the, bouse named. Nobody
there knew anything about her. From the
Sisters of !jt. Joseph she ordered a shroud, and
the Sisters made tho garmont. The police re
gard her as Insane. She is described as well
dressed and of very ladylike manners.
MAUD MARSTON'S WILL.
She Devises nor Estate to Her Actor-Husband,
TJnlcxs lie Remarries.
New Yoke, February 22. The will of Maud
Marston, executed on the day of her death,
February 12. 1889, was filed with Probato Clerk
Bernard J. Tinney yesterday. She describes
herself as "Cornelia Maud Marsh, usually
"known as Maud Marston, wife of Richard
Edward William Marsh, usually known by his
theatrical name ot Richard Marston." She
makes ber husband her sole legatee and ex
ecutor. If ho should die or marry herproperty
lstobe?iven in trust to Edward EUtncs. of 9
Queen Victoria street, London, England, for
the benefit of her three sinters. Mrs. Ilarsh's
body will bs taken to England.
How Foolish nc Was.
From the Chicago .News..!
A Russian prince has been arrested in New
York for grand larcony. It seems that this
booby of a prince stole a valuablo sealskin
sacque and pawned It. It he bad tho least par
ticle of sense be wonld have stolen the heart of
some American heiress instead. Why should a
prince steal a sealskin sacque when bo' could
have had a garment of that kind with an
heiress In it merely for the asking?
Go West. Professional Peds.
From tho New York World.t
San Francisco is afflicted with a six-days'
walking match. It Is to be hoped that west
ward for all time professional pedestrianism
has taken-its tan-harked way.
TO HIS DOG.
Well, well, old doggie? You wag your talland If
you could only talk,
You'd lay with your tongue what you say with
your eyes- tbat yon want to go out for a walk.
You knoir not (how could you?) the hand that you
loved, that you warmed with your soft,' moist
Will never caress you as once It did, for It's quiet
and cold In death.
You can't make out why I don't respond as you
climb upon to my bed.
And don't stretch out my band to stroke you, and
pat j our woolly head.
There's a world or sympathy, dog-like and mote.
mat snmes irom your purple eyes,
Eat you don't understand (how can you, doggie ?)
that anyone ever dies.
You'll want for a time to goto her house (you
9 could dnd your way alone).
And wag your tall and whine to her, and alt her
to give you a bone.
Uut that's all over, those days will never come
back for you and for me.
Those days that we spent all together, boy, la tbe
summer time by tbe sea.
You surely remember those days, old dog, how she
scolded yon when you leapt
To greet" her each morn with yonr muddy feet,
from her door-mat where you slept?
How she lay in her hammock with you under
neath, never lonely and knew no fear
When I was away, for you guarded her well, snd
let not a soul come near.
Bat you and I have tbe memory, boy, of the love
tbat to ns she gave, t
And we shall prize it more dearly now thatthey've
laid her In her grave.
Yon didn't see her, but I did, doggie, she laid so
With lilies strewn on her hands and feet snd
framing her gold-brown hair.
Yon didn't see when she went away, obi so far
away, and alack I
She's gone where perhaps we may follow her,
doggie, but she will never come back.
' . '- To-Day.
ODD, BDT J0ILI FELLOWS.
V, HL Ren Encampment Gives a Pleasant
West End Reception. "
Odd fellows are ofttimes pleasant fellows.
LAt least, the Odd Fellows roferred to are as
jolly a lotas can be found, aud they made it
pleasant for their many friends in the West
End Thursday evening.
The F. M. ilea Encampment No- US, I. O.
O. F,, gave their first annual recep
tion at the West End rink. A largo number
of guests were in attendance. The hall was
festooned with flags and other decorations
were prominent. Mr. G. A. Hermann, Chair
maaot the Committee of Arrangements,callcd
tho assemblage to order. Gernert and Guen
tner's orchestra played a favorite overture in
their .usual pleasing manner. A quartet, conji
posed of tbe Misses Appleton ana Moore and
Messrs. Moore and Jennings, sang a solection.
Misees Cronmlller and lieacom plaved a piano
duet, and were warmly applauded. Tho or
chestra rendered a second selection, and Mr.
David Moore sang a solo.
Chairman Hermann introduced Grand Chap
lain Rev. J, J. Mclllyar. of the Grand Lodge of
Pennsylvania. He spoke npon the aims and
advantages of the order. In his remarks he
explained to the audience tbe many DenefiU
derived from joining the Odd Fellows, and
gave a few statistics of the amount paid out to
persons who were in need of support.
Siuging by the quartet and music by tbe
orchestra concluded this part of the pro
gramme. Dancing was tbe chief amusement
until 2 o'clock in the morning. Supper was
served at midnignt.
AT 'OLD CITY HALL.
The Day NurserrEntertalnmenc la a Success
in Every Way.
The entertainment given yesterday at Old
City Hall by the patrons of tbo Day Nursery
on North avenne, Allegheny, for the benefit of
tbat institution was a great success in every
way. The attendance was very large at both
tho afternoon and evening sessions.
In tho center of the hall had been erected a
large fancy table booth. Its decorations were
of yellow $nd white, and with the many nretty
articles on display It made a beautiful sight.
Near it stood the flower booth decorated with
evergreen and ribbons. The ice cream booth
was in the form of a room. Its exterior deco
rations wero or cotton, over which had been
BDrinitieu some substance which ret
rays of light as brilliantly as frost. Tholem-
onado and candy booth were nicely decorated.
There were 11 dining tables In all, and these
were constantly filled. Nine hundred guests
sat down to dinner, and it is estimated that as
many moro ate supper at the halt
A chocolataira drill by 16 youne ladies and
the concert by Prof. Zitbterbart's orchestra
were tho features of the evening entertain
ment. The yonng ladies looked pretty in their
costumes and were well drilled.
The nursery will realize a neat sum by the
A N0RTHS1DE RECEPTION,
Followed by a Delightful Dance, With 130
Mrs. W. R. Thompson, of Lincoln avenue,
Allegheny, well knows how to entertain. That
is what her friends said yesterday afternoon,
and they certainly bad opportunity to pass in
telligent judgment. Florist Elliott had exerted
his powers on tbe rooms, and tbe guests were
greeted by tho sight of flowers and plants in
Tbe afternoon reception began at 3 and ended
at 6. At that hour the gentlemen began to
drop in, and soon there were ISO persons pres
ent. CatSror Higgins was in attendance and
Toerge's orchestra furnished music Tor the
dance, whlcb ended at 10 o'clock in the even
ing, when the guests departed, having spent a
most pleasant evening.
THB Y. M. C. A. ENTERTAINMENT.
Tbs Meigs Sisters end Mr. Charles Under
bill Please a Large Audience.
The Meigs Sisters' vocal quartet 'and Mr.
Charles F. Underbill, of New York, reader
gave a pleasant entertainment at the Second
Presbyterian Church last evening, under the
auspices of the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation. The programme was opened with tbe
"Concert Waltz" by the Meigs sisters. Mr.
Underbill's recitations were excellent. They
included both the grave and tbe gay, and it
would be a difficult matter to determine in
wblch bo excelled. The singing of tbe Meigs
sisters was very good, and they won golden
opinions from the audience. The church was
THE MENDELSSOHN CONCERT
At Gymnasium Hall, East End, Last Klght, a
The Mendelssohn Club gave the first concert
this season at the East End Gymnasium Hall
lastnlgbt A large audience was present.
Among the soloists wero Mrs. Adah S.
Thomas. Mrs. L. E. Palmer, Mrs. J. Rowland
Speer, and Messrs. R. R. Smith. Crawford,
German, McConnell, Wilson, Swope, Simpson,
Bearl and Wagner. Miss Mamie Reuclc also
gave two violin numbers.
YE GREAT CONCERT.
The Ladles of the W. C. T. V. No. 9 Give a
Thfladies of the W. C. T. U. No. 2 gave an
old folks concert at University Hall last even
ing. The selections included the songs which
were popular many years ago. The programme
was entertaining, and included a large number
of performers, who were attired in appropriate
costumes. The attendance was not very large.
The Sweet Whistler To-Day.
Mrs. Alice J. Shaw, the charming whistler,
who has delighted peoplo of the best tastes on
two continents, will give her first concert in
Pittsburg at Lafavette Hall this afternoon, and
the second this evening, nnder the auspices of
the Press Club. There will be more of tbe
concert than Mrs. Shaw's sweet whistling, for
sbe has an excellent concert company with ber.
But this feature of her own will be the most en
tertaining of all. undoubtedly, owing to its
novelty. Seats can be roserved for either per
formance as late as 1 p. ir. at Kleber's.
An 8. Y. Sapper.
A Martha Washington tea party was given
last evening at Hamilton's Music Hall. Fifth
avenue, by tho Ladies' Aid Socioty of Davis
Camp No.'l S. V. There were seven tables be
sides an Ice cream and candy booth. A large
number of guests were present and enjoyed
the hospitality of tbe ladies.
A Delightful Sewlcklry Reception.
Miss Josle Coleman, of Willlamsport with a
friend from the same place, is tbe guest of her
aunt Mrs. A. B. Starr, of Sewiokley. Mrs.
Starr last evening gave a reception and dance
in their honor, and, although tbe number of
tboso invited was not large, it was a delightful
affair in all respects.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
FmSBUBG bas tbe largest ax factory in the
world; It turns out 3,000 axes per day.
The imports of iron and steel, not including
iron ore into the United States in 18SS were
were J12,SO0,377, as against $50,420,607 in 1SS7.
The carpet manufacturers of Philadelphia
have 7.S0O looms in use, employ 17,800 hands,
manufacture annually 7,600,000 yards of carpet
at a value of 544,970.000.
TiiEltEwerer manufactured in the United
States, last year, in round dumbers, 14,000,000
pounds of tobacco.. 400,000 pounds of snuff,
4,000,000,000 cigars and 1.500,000,000 cigarettes.
The United States exported in 1883. $2,062.
033 worth of sewing machines, as against 2.307,
337 in 1887; and 57,028,390 worth of steam engines
and other machinery in 1S88, as against !a,6SS,
700 In 1887.
The total exports, by tbe United States, of
petroleum, and its 'various products, for tbe
year ending December 31, 1883. were 518,725,075
gallons, valued at $45,969,000, as against 81,021,.
829 gallons and S4o,231,9SS for the previous year.
THE nitrate industry of Chili is rapidly de
veloping large- wealth. .An English company
organized in 18S3, bas returned S128 for every
8100, paid in. Since tbat dato ten new com
panies have been organized, with an aggregate
capital of 410,650,000.
The 7,200 miles of new railroads built in ltJSS,
called about 36,000 new men into the service,
reckoning five employes to the mile, including
officers and men in all capacities. The present
railway system of tho United States has an
army of 785.000 men.
Socthbiudoe, Mass., has the largest spec
tacle factory in the world. More than three
fourths of the gold spectacles and eye-glasses
made in this country are made in Sonthbridge.
one company alone in tbat town having turned
ont 1,500,000 pairs last year.
About nine-tenths of all tbe clay pipes
manufactured in the United States are made in
Brooklyn, N. Y.. where three factories are
located that turn out 15,000 gross annually.
The clay comes from Woodbridge, N. J., and
costs at the factory, $5 per ton.
CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS. r
A prisorfer in a Cincinnati station house
attempted suicide with an ordinary brass pin
by opening arteries in his wrist.
A celluloid penholder exploded in the
pocket or a Portsmouth, N. II., man, Durnlpfc
a bole in bis coat and shirt, and tearing out the
A devil fish, 20 feet in length, attacked
a boat's crew off Victoria. B. C, tbe other day,
and almost succeeded la thro win? the men into
King George III. of England had a
watch not larger than a 5-cent piece, which had
120 parts, the whole not weighing quite so much
Wedding rings were used by the an
cionta and put upon the third flnger, because of
a supposed connection ot a vein in that mem
ber with tbe heart.
Anglomaniacs ought to be very bapP7r
They can now import a London tandem cart
free of duty, provided the cart has not Deen
used over one year.
In the great museum at London 'is a
small watch, 100 years old or more, in the shape
of an apple. The golden outsido is adorned
with grams of pearl.
A big Brahma hen belonging to a Bal
timore man has distinguished herself by laying
an egg tbat was almost the size of a cherry and
weighed only 71 grains.
There is a man in Los Angeles, Cal.,
Whose business it is to travel East with tbs
corpses of people who go to Southern Califor
nia to find health, and wbo die Instead.
A New Haven, Conn., justice has just
had an unnsual suit brought before him. Miles
AVbitcomb, of Hamden, sues bis uncle, Herman
Skit?, to recover S100 for attending the funeral
of the tatter's wife. By the itemized account
Whltcomb's claim covers railroad fares, ser
vices rendered in selecting a coffin and arrang
ing for tbe funeral, and also for the time lost.
Monsieur Joly, of Paris, has recently
published a pamphlet In wbich he describes a
famous black Hamburg grapevine wbich
grows on the estate of the Marquis of Breadal
banc, in England, and is believed to have been
planted in 1S32. Its stem, at una foot from the
ground, measures two feet in circumference,
while its branchc cover an area of some 4,275
feet, and during tbe year 18S3 yielded about
3,000 bnnches of grapes,
Speaking of strongmen, New Limerick,
Me., has one, Mr. Alex. Willette, who downs
them all. Last week while chopping trees, one
of the crew felled a fir 40 feet in length and 6
inches at tbo top, and a wager was made with
Mf, Willette tbat be couldn't lift and carry It a
certain distance. At tbe first attempt, howev
er, he picked it np and walked off with it. The
combined strength of two other men was not
sufficient to rats? it from tbe snow.
Tbe insidious character of "the danger
larking in electric light wires in the street was
further exemplified tbeother dayin Baltimore.
Two individuals conversing close by an iron
awning post were observed to fall suddenly to
tbe ground. A broken telephone wire bad
established communication between the elec
tric light wire and tbe framework of tbe awn
ing. The strength of the current was doubtless
divided, and tbe victims eventually recovered
The exact number of persons who cross
London bridge in a day on foot has been ascer
tained. In order to decide a guessing competi
tion, in which 36.000 persons participated, the
editors of the London Answers made arrange
ments with tbe Commissionaire Corps, and a
large staff of men was drafted on to tbe bridge
for tbe whole 24 bours of the23dult. 1 be re
sult proved tbat HL873foot passengera were
checked, and that in addition 45,000 vehicles,
In one of the great canons ont West
there is an icicle 1,000 feet long. A local paper
thus describes it: A volume of water unusual
ly large for this season of the year Is falling
over the perpendicular wall at the bead of this
canon, about an even thousand feet In height.
The falls are encased in a great tube of ice,
wblch, when the sun strikes it, looks like a
gigantic column of crystal standing upright
against the precipice. Within the torrent
fames and bolls with a deafening roar akin to
A half-breed Sioux boy at the Hampton
Institute philosophizes thus: "When I do any
thing white man don' bke he call ma 'Injun;1
when I do anything Injun don' like he call mo
white man.' Then." he went on. "they say
Injun don' know so mnch as white man; not
so mnch sense. White boy be go to school, six,
seven, maybe ten years: be know good deal.
Injun go to school three years; everybody think
be ought to know as much as white boy. What
that mean? That mean. I think, Injun great
deal smarter than white boy!"
Many years ago, when the red men
roamed over the forests of Georgia, there was
in tbe plney woods above Tazewell a silver
mine. The location of this mine was known
only to the Indians. They worked it for some
time and brought the silver to Buena Vista to
sell to a man who was In the mercantile busi
ness, but whose name has been forgotten.
After a time tbey ceased to bring it, and the
merchant, upon Inquiry, learned that the water
bad inundated the mine in such a way as to
prevent further work. He furnished them
with pumps of some kind, when they again
brought him silver. After the Indians left this
country for the West, tbe merchant offered
f 1,000 to any one who would discover tbe mine.
After many fruitless attempts, the search wag
given up by all except one man, who discovered
the location of the mine several years after
ward by tho dirt work and the old pieces or
pump. The gentleman, from some cause or
other, was unable to purchase tbe property at
tbe time, and it is owned by an estate, tbe heirs
of wblch have moved away and lett the prop
erty uncared for, nor do they know anything of
there having been silver found on the place.
The location is known to a fowpersons. It also
corroborates everything that has been said
THE WIT OF TO-DAtf.
At the Club. Guzzler I say, old man,
give me a good idea for a disguise at the Arlon
Fuzzier Chalk your nose and go sober.
The Favored Brute. Feeding time at the
Zoo. The cagekecper gives the lion S3 pounds of
Drunken Tramp Great gunst Iwishlwsrea
A New Vintage. Old Soaker (at the club,
dreamily) I say, waiter. That's the best wine
I've had for ages. Bring another bottle.
Waiter You hive bad no wine, sir. What you
drank was tbe Worcestershire sauce.
An Optical Illusion. Fibbster (at the
optician's) I wants pair of strong glasses.
Optician For yourself, sir?
Fibbster (sarcastically) No, of course not For
my cat. Tbe beast Is so near-slgntea it can't
catch a moose.
At tho Punster's Club. First Villain
Cxsar was a wonder.
Second Mlscreant-!arle Scott was a Tudor.
Third Malefactor Welt for a marvel, my steak
at the boarding bouse this morning was tandsr.
They comranne with the bartender.
(Without the slightest apology to Edgar Allan
At a Boston Seance. Medium The spirit
of vourbusband salutes you, madam.
Spinster (ssat 63) My husband? (Giggling).
He.be! Why I was never married.
Medium On, yes, yon were. You and your af
finity were Joined In spirit marriage.
Spinster (seriously) What a loss of felicity!
Would we bad met before he died.
The Ghost (solos) What a happy thing It was
for me tbat I died so young.
An Ineffectual Disguise. Scene: A Bos
ton bookstore. A man enters cautiously. He has
a long wig on, a green patch over his eyes and a
handkerchief over bis mouth.
The man (In a sepulchral whisper) Give me a
copy of the "Three Musketeers" (gazes anxiously
around), the "Pickwick Papers" (trembles) and
Vanity Fair" (shudders and shrinks back).
Clerk-Yea, Mr. Uowells!
A? Gleam of Sunshine. Beggar IFor
pity's sake, good gentleman, give me a little
something! I was once a rich man on Wall strett,
but 1 was a friend of Jay Gould's and now I am
' Pedestrian Poor fool! Well, here ls,a couple ot
dollars for you.
Beggar God bless you, slrl May your shadow
never grow less, and may you Uv4 to eat the
spring chicken tbat scratches over yonr grave. I
can now get some terrapin stew, and a bite of
canvass-back. I haven't had any for years, and I
almost forget the flavor.
See the tradesmen with their bills,
Wbat a world of wretchedness their very look dis
tills Tbey are ringing, ringing, ringing,
As long as tbere Is light.
And the s errant enters bringing
Me tbe last one, always grinning
With a horrible delight,
Wring 'Tin. tin, tin,"
With a loud triumphant din, - -
To the awful tribulation tbat my mind saoftaa
At tbe bins, bills, bins, bills, bills,
Atthenumberandlncreaslngof the bills.
(Tbe remainder to the tribulated reader's special
experience and taste).