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P1TTSBUBG, THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 1889.
THE! HAVE HAD HTOUGH.
That interesting gentleman, Mr. Pigott,
adds pathos to the previous humor of the
situation in the Parnell case, by winding
up his latest communication to the Times'
counsel with the statement, "I will write
again soon." If the slate of mind of the
"Thunderer" and of the Attorney General,
Sir Richard "Webster, could be fully por
trayed, it would probably discover no press
ing solicitude for further letters from Mr.
Pieott The mere mention of his literary
commodities or of himself must produce a
sinking sensation among his sponsors, in
marked contrast with the hjjarity of the
Mr. Pigott is a decidedly interesting old
man. What the Government and the Times
people will do with him when they catch
him to what possible good use they could
apply him is beyond conjecture. Bnt it
does seem hard that the Parnellites should
Hry to punish him. He has been the singu
lar instrument of showing up in a singular
way the wretched basis for the slanders that
hare so long been heaped on the Home Bule
THE BRIBERY BUMOB.
Bumor having produced the allegation
that 500,000 purchased the defeat of the meat
inspection bill at Horrisburg, and having
indicated Mr. Andrews as connected with
the affair, that gentleman could not do
better than call for investigation as he did
by the resolution adopted yesterday. If
there has been any corruption in the matter
it should be exposed and punished. If
not the fact should be shown, and the
persons who are circulating such charges
made to bear the responsibility of them.
There is the most cogent reason for disbeliev
ing any such report from the improbability
that anyone would pay $60,000 for defeating
a measure the very character of which fore
doomed it to defeat. The bill in question
was avowedly one to make the people of the
State pay high prices for beef for the benefit
of certain classes; and if the Legislature
had been so besotted as to try to raise the
price of food, the United States Constitu
tion would have speedily reduced the en
actment to a nullity. People do not resort
to bribery except when it is necessary; and
a very slight respect to the principles of
legislation for the public benefit should de
feat the inspection job.
A medical cotemporary is authority for
the statement that doctors are increasing at
a rate 4 per cent faster than the population.
Qtiis might be made to lead to many con
clusions, all more or less alarming. We
might argue that these statistics show that
the doctors are wonderfully successful in
keeping the population in check. It also
would seem to give ground for the belief
that doctors increase more rapidly than the
general public because, as is notoriously
the fact, they are averse to taking their own
Again, we might indulge in gloomy fore
bodings as to the future when the increase
of doctors in excess of patients shall have
brought the latter to the vanishing point.
The contemplation of a world made up en
tirely of doctors, even at a distance of sev
eral hundreds of years, is too painful to
linger upon. We prefer to believe that the
ratio will not continue long in this condi
tion; that it will be reversed in fact, as the
world becomes better educated and the
necessity for so many ministers to our
fleshly ailments disappears.
It is also suggested by a fairly accurate
authority that lawyers are also increasing
faster than their clients. But this is
altogether too awful a subject to discuss at
PBTJDEHCE AND POLITICS.
It is highly interesting to find the wide
awake, but at this season hopelessly Demo
cratic Chicago Herald up in arms because
General Harrison's pastor in his prayer last
Sunday besought the care of Providence
for "Thy servant whom Thou hast called to
be the chief magistrate of this people."
This is denounced as "an annunciation of
the divine right of Presidents," and as
otherwise obnoxious to the Democratic po
litical theories. It is perhaps naturalforthe
Democratic press to deny that Providence
had any influence in the late election, since
their candidate was beaten; and the Her
ald' t idea is very clearly to the effect that
the other power carried the election. But
it is hardly worth while to get in a stew
over people who claim that Providence is
' on their side, especially when they have
the heaviest electoral 'battalions. Never
theless, it is amusing to observe the energy
'; with which the Herald repudiates the vox
populi, vox Dei, idea when the people vote
the Bepublican ticket,
t There is a good deal of significance in an
l admission which is made by the Philadel
phia Bulletin, in an article which savagely
jumps upon 'the report of the Tillman Com-
xnittee concerning the anthracite coal combi-
nation. The assertion is made, concerning
, Mr. Tillman, the Chairman of the com-
. ,xnittee: "This precious old humbug has
;, .repent almost a full year in. rehashing all the
facts about abuses that have been known to
' everybody in Pennsylvania."
The statement 5s literally correct. The
0. -abuses have been known; but it is a novelty
v to find a journal of the Bulletin well-known
fidelity to corporate interests, admit-
' fting the fact. Heretofore the rule has been
rte deny the existence of these remarkable
abuses, -whenever they are brought into pub.
'lie discussion. Now that they seem to be
established beyond denial, is there nothing
to do concerning them, ior the organs of
publio opinion in Pennsylvania except to
vilipend the people outside the State.who
hold them up to publio reprobation?
The abuses set forth in the report are that
the combination between coal carriers im
poses excessive charges on coal and arbi
trarily keeps up the price of fuel to the
working people of theEast, with one hand,
while depressing the wages of the workers
in the coal regions with the other; that this is
done by the smothering of competition both
in the sale of seal to consumers and in
hiring the labor of workers; that both tho
common law against combinations in re
straint of competition, and the constitu
tional prohibition against the ownership by
railway corporations of mining and manu
facturing enterprises, are nullified and de
,ficd; and finally that the legislators and
executive officers of the State of Pennsyl
vania refuse to enforce the Constitution
against the great corporations, and leave
the common people subject to their exac
tions. The Bulletin admits the existence of
the abuses, but virtually says that no one
outside the State has any business to say
anything about them.
If no better answer than this can be made
to the charges, would it not be more perti
nent for the press of the State to unite in
urging the necessity of asserting the supe
riority of the Constitution to tie corpora
tions? Should nothing be done to rectify
ME. BCOTTS EEP0BT.
The report of Mr. James B. Scott to the
State Board of Charities, on the result of
the Penitentiary investigation, will strike
the public as, in the main, a very fair pre
sentation of the case. In some respects
those who have followed the case may dif
fer from Mr. Scott's conclusions; but it is
to be accepted as the finding of a gentleman
who showed his desire 'for a full and open
investigation, and is to be credited with
seeking an unbiased verdict.
One of the points on which there is ground
for differing with Mr. Scott, is his presenta
tion of the fact that an electrical machine,
valuable for medical purposes, might by
the excitable temper of the hospital stew
ard, be used for purposes of discipline, so
as to be painful. The obvious reflection on
that point would be that a person of that
temper should not be charged with the in
fliction of painful punishment, and that a
hospital steward, and most of all, the im
plements of a hospital department, should
be kept wholly distinct from punitive
functions. So, too, with regard to the al
leged payments of money, while the evi
dence on that question may be conceded as
fnll of doubt, it hardly seems to warrant
quite so summary a dismissal as Mr. Scott's
report gives it.
The practical result, however, seems to be
the same, no matter by what road it is
reached. The offending official being dis
charged and the determination of the man
agement to keep the institution above re
proach being shown, the different views
which are taken from different standpoints
can be discussed with toleration.
SOLEMN BUT LTJDICBOUS.
Among the strange notions about America
which have lately been afloat in the English
papers, none is more singular than that pro
hibition is urged to depress English hold
ings in United States breweries, in order,
that, later, these may be bought in cheap by
the shrewd Yankees!
This is almost as extravagantly ridiculous
as the recent report that wealthy Republic
ans had subscribed $300,000,000 to bribe
Canada into annexation.
Evidently Mr. Paul Blouet, better known
as Max O'Bell, cannot be funnier when he
tries, in his conception of things American,
than some other English .publicists succeed
in being when their mood is serious. "
DEALING IN DESTINY.
Spirits, not alcoholic, but the Invisible
agents of the cabinet seance, have hitherto
proved ri little practical use or profit ex
cept to the professional mediums; "but the
arch-medium, Ann O'Delia Diss De Barr
has exhibited them in a new light. She
avers that they recently told her that she
was destined to marry Luther K. Marsh.
The latter, to be sure, asserts that the spirits
forgot to mention the matter to him, but
perhaps the spirits, and very rightly,
thought Madame Diss De Barr could be re
lied upon to reveal her destiny to him with
In this communication the spirits convey
ahint of whal a splendid field they command
as matrimonial brokers or agents. If it were
to become generally known that the spirits
possess the ability to reveal the matrimonial
destiny of man, there is no denying that
they, ana the mediums, would speedily be
besieged by anxious lovers of both sexes.
What would be the use of a young gallant's
buying diamond solitaires, opera tickets
and bonbons for a girl who might as likely
as not marry the other fellow, when he
could for a moderate fee discover for cer
tain whom it had been fated for him to
marry? There is economy and a precious
remedy for the pangs of doubt that tafflici
every lover, in this simple revelation from
But before it can be recommended to the
public one or two little points must be es
tablished. It will not do for the spirits sim
ply to declare that such a mau is destined
to marry sn;h a woman. They will have to
offer examples of their matrimonial pre
dictions fulfilled, or notwithstanding their
well-known aversion to mundane methods
of doing business, they must satisfy appli
cants by instructing the medium to give
bonds in cash or approved real estate for
the delivery of the piece of select destiny
Destiny is not worth a spirit's rap if there
be any doubt of the full delivery of the
ANAECHIBTS APTLY DESCRIBED.
A gentle creature named Jens Christen
sen, who furnishes the blood and fury for
the columns of the .Ar&etfer Zeitung in
Chicago, laid down his awful pen and his
red ink bottle to make music for a select
gang of Anarchists, who assembled to curse
capitalists and otherwise improve the shin
ing hour in a room appropriately called
Grief's Hall. Jens, if he will permit the
familiarity, did not say much that we, have
not heard before, and it may be that his
speech was merely a condensation of his edi
torial demands for gore. Of this matter we
cannot judge, because the .Ar&etfer Zeitung
has not been reaching us regularly of late.
But wc must admit that Jens came nearer
speaking sense than men of his class usually
do, when he asked in a high falsetto prob
ably: "Shall it be permitted that a small
heap of lazy, privileged men shall stop the
progress of , the world?" No, of course, is
the answer that the speaker expected, and
which we are also willing to give him. Jens
did not mean to describe nis anarchistio
brethren in that sentence, but he did it all
the same with wonderful accurapy. They
are a lazy lo't of wretches wh'o seem to be
privileged Jto talk treason and jnflaamatory
nonsense in some of our great cities. But
they will not be permitted to stop the
progress of this nation; of that Jens can Test
Genebal Thomas it. Eossee's declara
tion that "a Southern gentleman can whip
a puritanical Yankee every time" is not, as
some people seem to think, merely empty
bragging. "Whip" in this connection is
evidently intended to mean ''beat" or
"overcome." General Bosser has had ex
perience and proved his ability to make
gopd his declaration in one stvle of contest.
He ran several races with Sheridan in the
Shenandoah Valley a quarter of a century
ago, and camo out ahead every time.
Two explosions of natural gas in this
vicinity during the past thirty-six hours
repeat the old warning, that the gaseous
fuel is something with which it does not pay'
to be careless.
This is the time for new things. A new
administration, a new Congress, four new
States, a new month, a new Exposition, and
a new railway combination, are among the
ruling novelties. In fact, there is some
thing new about nearly everything except
John C. New. He remains the same as
ever, with the distinguishing characteristic
of being entirely willing to take something
good in' the way of public patronage, but
not getting it
Pigott's last confession sticks to his first
confession, and confesses the untruth in the
intermediate confession, which confesses
that the previous confession was not a true
It is said to be the opinion in New Jer
sey that ex-Senator Sewell will swing the
patronage in that State. As there is no
Bepublican Senator from New Jersey, the
idea is that Sewell is the heir to the loaves
and fishes. This seems to be based on the
entirely mistaken theory that the Hon.
Willie Walter Phelps will be sitting around
and doing nothing in the meantime.
Judge Stowe's comments on the methods
of arrest used in the private detective busi
ness, yesterday, are instructive to the publio
if not amusing to the parties directly in
terested. It is reported that a member of the Brit
ish legation at Washington recently sent a
bundle of silk underwear to a lady, instead
of the conventional bouquet It is hard to
believe; but it is rendered credible by the
thought that he may have beenrfrying to
rival Sackville's blunders.
No one can blame Colonel Dudley for
wishing this agony ended, and a decision
given whether he is to ornament a foreign
mission or remain in seclusion at home.
Public opinion in Chicago is settling
down to the conclusion that hunting a dead
fox dragged along the boulevards is rather
slow work, but the regular Chicago amuse
ment of pursuing the royal Bengal tiger in
his Chicago lairs continues to captivate the
Chicago taste. -
The objective point of political pilgrim
ages has shifted from Indianapolis to Wash
ington; but that makes no difference in the
urgency of the pilgrims.
Is response to Mr. Pigott's kind promise,
"I will write again soon," the management
of the London Times 'will be likely to offer
double the money promised him if he will
only abstain. Pigott's facility with the pen
has proved ruinous to the Times.
Afxeb all this talk about a national
flower, it is becoming evident that the only I
flower which completely represents this,
country is a daisy.
Matob Gbant, of New York, is declar
ing that the wires must go undergroun
and the .electric corporations are thunde.
struck at the idea that a public official
have the hardihood to make them obey tie
PUBLIC PEOPLE PABAGBAPHED.
Pntttp H. Welch, who died Sunday, eirned
57,000 a year By writing three to five-line jokes.
Walt WHitmah's English admirers are
trying hard to get him to visit them this" year.
They would even try to muzzle Mr. Swinburne.
AT tho openng of the trial of the Bishop of
Lincoln, the English Primate sat in a chair
which belonged to the Abbot of Reculver,
who was consecrated Archbishop of ' Canter
bury in 6S9.
General Noble, who is one of tho) Cabinet
possibilities, is a brother-in-law 04 Henry
Strong, tho Chicago capitalist now living in
Washington. Mrs. Noble has gone South with
an Invalid sister. She was not searching for a
house while in Washington recently.
James G. Blaine has developed intoh great
theater-goer. He has attended every new per
formance given in Washington since he reached
thatjCity a few weeks vago. He enjoys low
comedy especially, and his laugh does not
sound as though be were in delicate health.
M. Ren AN doesn't care much about politics.
Just before the Boulangcr battle somojone
asked him how he Intended to vote. "To It ell
you the truth," said be, "I donot trouble about
this election, but if somebody comes, urnin
band, and politely asks me to put my vote into
It, I shall vote " Well, for whom?" "For the
first who comes."
It is an interesting fact, says the New York
World, that the majority of Presidents have
had blue eyes. Mr. Harrison's eyes conform to
this rule. Mr. Cleveland's eyes are brown, as)
were those of Arthur. William Henry Har
rison had dark eyes. President Pierce's eyes '
were intensely black, as was his hair. Thomas
Jefferson's hair was red, and looked well in the
Thb Spanish Bepublican General Villacampa.
who was a leader of the Madrid insurrection of
ISS6, has died in the convict prison at Melilla,
on the coast of Morocco. He had been con
demned to death by a court' martial, bnt his
sentence was commuted to penal servitude for
life, with loss of rank. His case excited inter
est because his daughter, whose noble efforts
saved his life by Imploring the intercession of
Queen Christina, had since unceasingly done
her best to obtain his transfer to a Spanish
fortress on account of a chronic illness that
was undermining his health. The Republican
members of Congress helped her, but in vain.
Senor Segasta and the Queen wished to grant
her request, but Marshal Campos and other
Royalist Generals opposed the act of clemency,
though even the surgeons said General Villa
campa would succumb.
DEATHS OP A.DAY.
SAX FKAscisco, February SJ, Seth Cook, a
well-known Comstoct nine operator and capital
ist, died suddenly yesterday. He had been In
poor health for months. Ho and his brother
Dan became interested In 1857 In the Coraitact
mines, and from Crown Tolnt they made several (-
million aoiiara. idej niso aeveiopea anamDer
of other mines, and engineered many stock deals
in this city which gave them large profits.
Dr. John Boyd.
(Special Telesram to The Dispatch. ,
UKIOKTOWlf, FA., February 27. Dr. John Boyd
died here this evening of consumption, in his 7Id
year. He was a native of Maine, comlnjt to Union
town at the close of the war as a nre&cher. havlnp
preached at Washington, Jit. Pleasant and other J
nlAPPS In PfnllfivllinlL. Trnnhln Nrltfnir In ht I
cauico, nc icit xue puipit ior toe practice oi mear
due, nmcu lie iuhuwi-u uam ms acalll.
Eaf-Senntor John W. Johnston.
Kichmoxd, VA., February 27. Ex-Unlttd
States (Senator John "W. Johnston died bere'io-
day In the 78th year of his age. He mariU&Iia
daughter or Governor Juhn B. Floyd, and was a
acpiicw ox uencrai nosepa x lOBUston. "
THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, THURSDAY, KEBRTTART -
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Another Reminiscence The Vail of tho
London Times From Its High Estate A
Celestial Bit of Snrctam.
Upon the matter of tho late President Har
rison's visits to this city a recognized authority
In local history said yesterday)
"Although but a boy in 15W, I have a vivid
recollection of the Jresldental campaign of
that year, and am therefore satisfied that Gen
eral W. H. Harrison was not here at any time
daring the canvass, as that would have been
too great an event to be unknown to me or for
gotten. General Harrison was here in 1830,
and spoke from tho steps of tho Exchange
Hotel, on the corner of St Clair and Penn
streets, the samo site on which the Hotel An
derson stands. As ha was a candidate for
President then, that was probably tho time re
ferred to by Mr. Collingwooa.
"John Tyler, the candidate for Vice Presi
dent, was here in 1840 In attendance at the great
mass convention, which was held, 1 think, on
the anniversary of the battle of the Thames.
He spoke from the grand stand which was
erected on the commons in Allegheny, and
came near proving himself a Burchard, though
that synonym was not then in use. So dissatis
fied were the "Whigs with his tariff sentiments
there expressed that if he had been voted for
directly, enough votes would have been with
held from blm to have given the State to bis
"General Harrison, on his journey to Wash
ington, arrived in Pittsburg on the steamer
"Ben Franklin, on Friday, January S3. ISO, and
departed on Monday, February 1, on the Loyal-
hanna for Brownsville. Shortly after his
death his body was brought from Washington,
anu ararea nere oy me Pennsylvania uanai,
and was taken in charge by the military and
conveyed to a steamer on the Monongahela
Axotzteb gentleman who was a boy of 7 or
8 in 1SU remembers very distinctly seeing Pres
ident Harrison's coffin taken down to the Mo
nongaljela levee some time during 1S1L It is
his impression that the reinterment took place
not later than six months after his death.
Sut as yet none of the Plttsburgers I have
talked to can fix the date of the transfer df
President Harrison's body moro precisely than
It is not altogether easy for an American to
understand how terrible a blow the collapse of
tho case against Parnell and his colleagues is
to the London Times. Tho extraordinary posi
tion which tho, Times has held in England for
so many years, a position of authority and in
fluence, the like of which probably no other
paper in tho world has commanded, was fairly
earned in the first place by the accuracy of its
statements, and then by a conservative yet en
lightened policy upon all the great qnestions of
the day. It had to a large extent the confidence
of men of all parties until a reactionary move
ment brought Salisbury and his allies, the Liberal-Unionists,
Even in its campaign against Mr. Parnell and
through him against Mr. Gladstone, there were
still a great many of its readers who were
not in sympathy with its policy who retained
their confidence in the integrity and upright
ness of its editor and proprietors. Now, this
confidence must surely depart. The Idea that
the Timet could make the terrible charges
against men in public life upon the slender and
obviously unreliable evidence of such a misera
ble scoundrel as Pigott and men of hls'stamp
would never have been credited by its readers
six months ago. Gradually the trnth has been
brought to light, and one can readily imagine
what a shrinkage in the Times' circulation will
at once take place.
The Briton is pre-eminently fond of fair
play, and the rabidest Tory who has been re
joicing in the Times as an organ of Tory prin
ciples and policy cannot but be disgusted and
mortified at the slough of perjury and infamy
in which Mr. Walters and his lieutenants hava
landed the Tory party. The Times staked its
prestige, its reputation for uprightness, and all
it had upon a desperate game, and It has lost
what it can never regain.
The reception given by Corea's ambassa
dors at Washington yesterday was not marked
by any of the disgraceful incidents, which oc
curred two or three years ago at a similar af
fair at the Chinese legation. The Coreans
probably were advised not to give Washington
society anything to eat and drink, for refresh
ments seem to have been notably absent ""
An officer of the United States navy not long
ago told me a story about the orgie at the Chi
nese legation on the occasion above referred to,
one which may be worth relating here. While
tho high-toned gnests were pitching into the
refreshments as if they were at a railway res
taurant with only ten minutes at their disposal,
a fashionably dressed civilian the head of a
Bureau in one of the Departments familiarly
addressed one of the Chinese Secretaries of ftio
legation, saying: "Say, you eat at home with
chopsticks, don't you?"
"Yes," replied tbe Celestial, who spoke En
glish very "well, "and at home we feed the starv
ing beggars at the gates!"
THE K0EDECKS' SELECT PABTI.
Tho Favorite West End Club Entertains Its
Tho Nordeck Club, of tbe West End, gave a
pleasant select party at the West End Rink
last evening. About 100 couples were present
and enjoyed tho pleasures furnished by their
kind hosts. A city caterer served a luncheon
at midnight About ISO Invited guests were
present and danced to tbe music furnished by
tbo Royal Orchestra.
The club is composed of several young men
of tho AVest End. They have a nicely furnished
club house on Steuben street, and their recep
tions are always well attended.
A BITER CAPTAIN WEDS.
Tbo BlarrluEO of Captain J. W. Slelntyre
to Take Place To-Dnr.
Captain John W. Mclntyre, of the steamer
Tom Reese, will lead to tbe altar at 7 o'clock
this morning, Mrs. Hannah Shannon, of Mc
Keesport As both are in the humor to throw
dull care to tbe winds, they will, as soon as tbe
matrimonial noose is adjusted, embark for
Washington, B. 0., to assist in inaugurating
Harrison. On their return, Coraopolis will
welcome the gallant Captain and his bride by a
natural gas illumination.
. Butler 111. E. Basket Social To-Xiaht.
A basket social will be given to-night to the
adult members and friends of the Butler Street
M. E. Sundayschool at the home of Superin
tendent 8. Hamilton, Rebecca street East
End. Each lady will take a basket with pro
visions for two, which will be bid off to the
highest gentleman bidder, who shares the con
tents with the owner.
Golden Wedding nt Castle Shannon,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bockstoll, of Castle Shan
ion.celebrated their golden wedding last night
at their residence.' The numerous friends and
relatives of tbe celebrants assembled at tho
place very early, and a very pleasant evening
was enjoyed by alL Mr. and Mrs. Bockstoll re
ceived a great many handsome and valuable
Holy Ghost College Success.
The dramatic performance given by the pu
pils of the Holy Ghost College, at tbe Grand
Opera HVmse,Tuesday afternoon, was one of the
most successful over given under the direction
of the college. The young performers acquit
ted themselves in an admirable manner and
reflected credit on their professors.
DrnmVttcs for tbe Cork Workers.
The Addison and Edwards Dramatic Com
pany produce a drama entitled "Nevada, the
Gold Klng,"xt the Ralston schoolhouse last
night to a good audience. The company acted
under the afusnices of Cork Workers 9S63 K. of
L. To-night the "Emigrant's Daughter" will
be given. '
Tbo Concordia Club Ball.
The menibersof tbe Concordia Club held
their regular monthly ball last night ajt their
1.1,11 An RfnitVtAn ...rAMnn IP. n .,-
prettil decorated. It was a full dress affair,
nnrl BMnf IRA tnnnlA n.rA , aba..- fnv.
Toor&o Bros, famished the music
Fast, Present and Future Flags.
Fro A the Washington Star.
Flags for lnaueuratlon-with 13 stars ar in
dfJhand. In 18U. When William Henry Harrl
ten rode down the avenue on his white charger
pne nags naa out uj stars, when Daby MoKee
makes the same trip, if "he does, we shall
probably have the national colors flying in
sections to accommodate the host of tti r
tt Is an III Frost. ,
From the New York World.l ; j
It Is an' 11 frost that freezes forT nobody's I
good. The coal dealers and the lce.coeiamcn
Is the Burden of Sherman's Talk on the
Interstate Commerce Bill.
W-ASHJHOTOif, February ,27. The Senate to
day dfsenssed the two House amendments to
the Senate bill to amend the inter-State com
merce law, bnt took no action.
Sherman favored concurrence in the two
House amendments. Ono of them gave to
Htate Conrts-lnrlsillntlnn In rprfcvln raaesl of
questions Arising under the act As to tho"
other souse amendment, it simply made it un
lawful for any common carrier to transport re
fined oils, etc, for any shipper owning, leasing
or controlling cars, tank or cylinder, ex
cept on condition that the railroad com
pany shall charge tbe same rate
per carload for the transportation
as it charges for oil transported in
barrels. He referred to tbe Standard Chi Com
pany as a gigantic corporation which was not
only able to buy cars, but also to buy railroads.
It combined, be said, in one corporation of
trusteeship 0 or 100 different corporations, In
cluding equipment companies to furnish cars
for railroads, and which furnished the tank
and cylinder cars on condition that no other
shipper, except the Standard Oil Company,
should use them. In this way the Standard Oil
Company had a complete and absolute monop
oly of the business.
His sense of equity rebeled against the Injus
tice done to smaller dealers, and he thought,
therefore, that the adoption of the House
amendment would be wise in every sense of
tbe word. There should be equity and justice
between rich and poor. The poor refiner, who
disposed of eight or ten barrels a day in home
made coopered barrels had to be treated by the
railroad companies on the same plane of eoual
Ity as the giant corporation which was dealing
with some 80,000,000 barrels a year.
AN0THEB CANADIAN CLAIM,
It Is Asserted That the United States Has
Encroached Upon the Dominion.
Ottawa, February 27. The report of the
report of the Interior Department contains the
following with reference to the Alaskan
boundry,.at present the subject of dispute be
tween Canada and tho United States:
In last year's report it was explained that
William O'Gilvie had been sent in charge of a
survey party to explore the Yukon district
Starting frori Victoria in tho spring of 18S7,
he crossed from Cbilkoot Inlet to the bead
waters of tho Yukon and went down the latter
to a point near tbe international boundary be
tween Alaska and Canada, wbere be spent the
greater part of the winter making astronomic
al observations for the purpose of ascertaining
the position of tbe one hundred and forty-first
degree of longitudetbe International bound
ary at that point. His observations have not
yet been completely reduced, but an approxi
mate calculation shows that the boundary is
nearly 90 miles below the points where it is
marked on United States mans. This Is of
jrreat importance, as the line passes through
tne Best goia Dearmg districts yet discovered
in the country.
SHE LOVED POOR L0.
A Pretty School Teacher Marries a Re
pulsive Sioux Indian.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Abman, D. T February 7. Follpwing the
example set by Cora Belle Fellows, of Wash
ington, Gertrude Britton, a teacher at the
Yankton Agency, has married Wellington, a
full-blooded Sioux Indian. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Joseph T. Cook, an
Episcopal .minister at the agency. Tbe bride is
a prepossessing young woman. Her parents
live near Springfield, XiL, and were bitterly op
posed to tbe union, as the Indian is poverty
stricken and repulsive in appearance and
Every possible effort was made by the agent
and employes at tbe agency to dissuade the
young woman from her step. She has gone to
live with Wellington, in a log but near Green
wood, WHO STOLE THE BALLOT BOXES.
The President to Offer a Reward of $25,000
for Arkansas Offenders.
WAsnra otost, February 27. In the Senate
Mr. Hoar, from tho Committee on Privileges
and Elections, reported an amendment to the
deficiency bill (which was referred to the Com
mitteo on Appropriations) an appropriation of
25,000 to enable the President of the United
State to offer a reward for the detection and
conviction of the persons who illegally carried
away and destroyed tbe ballot boxes of Plum
merville. Ark., at the last election for Repre
sentatives in Congress and for Prcsidentat
electors. He stated that it was a majority re
port, tbo minority dissenting.
lie Hns Seen Enough Gas,
From the New YorkWorld.!
The stoppage of. the President-elect's train
near Pittsburg, Pa., that General Harrison
may look at the gas wells seems unnecessary.
He has witnessed tbe flow of enough natural
gas for the past fqw months to satisfy him for
Two More Stars for tho Flag.
Washington, February 27. In the Senate
to-day Mr. Piatt from tbe Committee on Ter
ritories, reported two bills for tbe formation
and admission of the States of Idaho and
Wyoming, and said as soon as the bills were
printed he would ask for their consideration.
Spline and Winter.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Lima, February 27. A strange wedding was
performed at Wapakoneta yesterday, Adam
Overholtz, aged 78 years, marrying Jane Myers,
aged 24. To induce Miss Myers to marry him
he gave ber 3,000 in cash and a deed to 100
acres of land. He is worth $100,000.
Boston, February 27. Tho preliminary
statement of the Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany for January, 1889, shows earnings to be,
$1,918,000, Increase over January. 18888190,200;
expenses, 1,897,000. increase, 318,200; surplus,
521,000, increase, 174000.
A Nation's Gratitude.
WASthngton, February 27. The President
has signed the bills pensioning Mrs. Sheridan
and retiring General Rosecrans.
SOME CHOICE ADS.
Wantsd, a hostler. Most also be a hustler.
Adams pressman wanted. No Adams ex
pressman need apply.
A. butcher wanted. Second rate actors
need make no application.
Wanted, a vise hand. Bald hand must not
belong to party addicted to any particular
A YOUNG man would like a job as floor
walker. Can do seven miles an hour when In
Fok Sale, a revolver, bowie knife and fine
head of hair. Reason for selling, owner in
reduced circumstances. Address Cowboy.
A roon young man with an overpowering
ambition to be President of the United States
would like a job either as a caoalboat boy or
at splitting rails.
Wanted, chalnmakers Parties who nave
been in tbo habit of forging another link in the
chain of love which binds the two countries,
etc, need not apply.
A first-class tenor, employed week nights
in a concert saloon, not caring to be Idle on
Sunday, will accept engagement In some church
choir, for that day only.
Wanted by a well-known temperance
lecturer, a reformed burglar; also, frightful
example. Applicants must bring references as
to sobriety and previous good character.
Having imported a few hundred Anarchists,
we are in a position to supply to every house
bolder of Now York and Brooklyn a new brand
of natural gas at 10 cents per thousand feet be
low regular price.
A wealthy but invalid gentleman, a great
sufferer from gout and corpulence, having been
ordered by his physicians to pay stricter atten
tion to diet wonld like to engage a first-class
Tommy If you haven't lost the cheese knlfo
you took with you, and come home at once, I
vrill persuade father not to spank you this time.
You will find t.o wild Indians to fight over in
A very pious youth who has'had the benefit
of a religious training, and with the best of
references from his Sunday School Superin
tendent, would like to obtain a position in a
broker's office, where the strictest honesty and
close attention to business would Da appre
ciated and lead to a 'partnership. Address
To allay any fears the Inhabitants of New
j m i concerning the city's safety In
i.t: ities breaking out between this
v. s ., fermany. this is to announce that
a. i g . c f eneral Slaughter, second In the
r ncs - nmand of B Company, Fourth
rra ; ky a oodsheadeis, will, remain In New
. ' ai 1 1 .e"i settlement Of the Samoaa dllfl-
t rty -? Tbfli'Mentng Stm.
An English EditorThi'nks It Will be the Uni
versal Language Its Origins and Pecul
iarities Our British Cousins Appreciate
From the London Standard.!
Is there to be a universal language of tbe
future? And if there is, which win it beT
English, according to the view lately expressed
by the venerable Dr. Dollingtr, and the rea
sonableness of tbe preference commends itself
to every patrotlo Anelo-Bsxori breast But
that is only answering tbe question by halves.
Assuming tbat,,in the struggle for existence,
tho touguo of our ancestors Proves Itself to be
'the fittest we have still to ask In what form it
will continue to exist. But of that language
there are many varieties already. There is tbe
English, written in books, and which is still to
be found in some of the newspapers. There Is
the English spoken In Picadilly and PallMall,
andthatwhlch is to be heard very distinctly
In Drury lane and In WhitechapeL aTiera Is the
English of the Wiltshire laborers, and the En
glish of the Northumbrian miners, who almost
require an interpreter before they becoms mu
tually intelligible There Is the ringllsh of the
tinkers' camp and the thieves' kitchen, so
sprinkled with Gipsy and old Celtic words that
none but the initiated can understand it, and
the old Frisian English of some ot tbe East
coast fishing villages, which conld be more eas
ily learnt by a Dutchman or a German than by
a middle-class Londoner. And, lastly, there is
that great and growing dialect called by some
people American, ana by some Amerlcanese,
and which, whatsoever it be styled, is a tongue
very well worth studying, sinco it is not at all
improbable that it will share with the pidgin
English of tho Paclflo tbe honor of being tbo
"world language" of the future.
Striking Features of Amerlcanese.
What strikes one most about "Americanese"
is its copiousness, its expansiveness, and Its
assimilative power. It will take anything Into
its comprehensive embracer-slang colloquial
isms, casual jokes and catch words, even well
chosen profanity. A happy phrase in a novel.
a play, or a publio speech is promptly caught
up, and added to the common stock. Like tho
vigorous race by which It Is used, tbe language
is brimming over with vitality. It is no stereo
typed literary form, which may not be touched
or tampered with without the sanction of an
Academy of Letters. On the contrary, the
American invents words and phrases as he goes
along. Like the Athenians, he is always hun
gering after "some new thing;" and when he
gets It be calls it by some new name. As to the
origin and tbe character of tbe latter, he Is not
very fastidious. Ic maybe trivial, It maybe
vulgar, it is sometimes coarse, it is often pain
fully ineupbonious; but it has this redeeming
quality, that it is almost certain to be expres
sive. Wo all know the meaning of "gotting tbo
bulge" on another person, or "taking a nse"
out ot him; nor are we unfamiliar with tbe sig
nificance of "bulldose" and "mugwump" and
"copper-head" and "scallywag." Of ''boss"
and of "masher," of "dude" and of "boom,"
we do not speak; they have "caught on," and
are to be met with in these islands almost as
frequently as in the country of their nativity.
Tbey Are nllXenrnlng It,
In fact, we are all learning the American lan
guage fast and e are not puzzled when we
are told that somebody has "an ax to grind,"
or that somebody else has explained that "it is
not bis funeral." Our politicians "run the ma
chine," or are said to be "sitting on the fence?'
our men of business "plank their bottom dol
lars," or "fly around" when there Is a "big
thing" In prospect or there is a remote chance
ot "striking oil?' and even onr young men of
pleasure vary tho pleasing vernacular which
they have adopted from the music hall and
betting ring with a selection from the rather
less insane cant of tbe Bowery and Broadway.
We have not yet begun to talk of people being
"brainy" or "cranks," or things being "bully,"
nor has It become the custom to invite a per
son to drink by requesting him to "nominate
his poison," or to talk of 'jerking chin music"
when we mean speaking; but, probably, at our
present rate of progress, we. shall acclimatize
these gems of expression also before long.
They are not elegant these current American
isms which are so popular on both sides of tbe
Atlantic; but they generally have a meaning,
and, as a rule, lc is a meaning which it is im
possible to misunderstand. A language that is
coining and minting these new forms every
year, and almost every week, is, In one sense,
in tbe full vigor of life. In fact, our English,
by going across the Atlantic, has developed a
fresh growth. It has got back to the stage
when spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are
all more or less unsettled, when imagination
and lnventiop-rnn rior, and anybody who has a
genius that way can graft bis own improve
ments upon tbe main stem.
Old English and Yankee Vulgarisms.
A good deal of what we regard as Yankee
vulgarism is good, honest Anglo-Saxon that
was current in conversation and books for cen
turies before the Mayflower sighted Plymouth
Rock. The perpetual "1 guess" ot the New
Englander is a case in point "Full 20 years be
was of age, I guess," says Chaucer, concerning
the"yonge Squyre" of the Canterbury Pil
grimage. Hosea Blglow would hardly have
used the phrase differently. Similarly, such
words as "oeart" and "brash" and "slick" and
even "squirm," which strike us as specially
racy of tbe States, are used to this day in tho
common speech of tho common people in
Northern and Eastern England. An American
will use "sick" or "mad" jostas our forefathers
would have done, in places places where we
should employ "ill" and "angry."
The Most Larcenous of Linguists.
We owe our cousins a certain amonnt ot
gratitude for reclotblng with conversational
respectability many of the highly convenient
words which had somehow dropped out, and
been replaced by much less direct and much
less expressive substitutes. Whether we need
be so much obliged to them for the odds and
ends which they have picked up everywhere,
and put into current circulation, is more ques
tionable. For the American is the most larcen
ous of linguists. He has "been at a feast of
languages and stolen the scraps." Tbe slang
of the Chicago or San Francisco loafer has
levied contributions on half the Aryan, and
two or three of the non-Aryan tongues. All
the elements that go to make up the cosmopoli
tan population of tbe Union have contributed
something to the medley. There is a little
French, a good deal of "Dutfch," a fair quan
tity of Spanish, a sprinkling of Scandanavian,
Italian, a hint at Chinese, and something more
than a perceptible'' dash of the tongue of tbe
Red Man. It is altogether a strange amalgam,
this American language not nnlike the equally
remarkable mixture out of which indue course
the American people is to be evolved. But at
present, both the people and the language are
in tbe process of making,and it is pretty certain
that they will exhibit more remarkable develop
ments still before the manufacture is com
pleted. ALMOST EXTINCT.
Last Buffaloes In Kansas
Shipped to Dakota.
Liberal, IvAN., February 27. H. W. West
moreland, owner of a cattle rancbe in the
neutral strip, has sold four buffaloes, which he
received as calves and raised to 2 and 3-year-olds,
to T. W. HardKick, of Sioux Falls, Dak ,
The animals, two Dnlla and two cows, will be
shipped to-morrow to Dakota, where they will
join a herd of 16 head already owned by Mr.
Hardwick. Their departure to-morrow marks
the disappearance of tbe last buffaloes from
this part of the country.
A VOICE FROM DELPHI.
rProf. Norton, of Harvard University, Is trying
to pcrsnade the Americans to purchase the com
plete site of Delphi, which, he avers, can be bought
for 60,000. J
Ah me! That I should see
My home beneath the hammer!
There was a time when all sublime
O'er Greece I shed a glamor.
All Hellas loved my praise to tell
Through every hill and hollow;
In Homer, too, I figured well.
The "silver-bowed Apollo."
A flrst-claBS god It does seem odd
That now upon the shelf I
' Am laid so low, that they can go
And soil my 6hclfat Delphi
My shrine, where 1 was wont to sit
My fountain of Castalla.
My oraclc-whlcb I'll admit
Was on the whole a failure. '
Eternal shame upon the name
Of that Prof. Norton,
, Who to lay sacred Delphi came,
Its value to report on 1
And now the place will soon belong
Tb those detested Yankees,
As he expressed it, 'for a song"
A hymn, perhaps, of Sanxey's.
A paltry sum I In years to come '
My head 1 ne'er can hold up.
Oh, leabod! That La god,
ily men should thus be sold upl
The price, I vow, would hardly keep
A god in shirts and collars.
Alas, that I -taoald-go so cheap '
slghty thousand dsHarsir
." London Globs,
Sign" of Cars and Worry Traced on General
Harrison's Face Liquor Law Tinkering
Ex-Chlcf Justice Agnow tbe Father of
fTROJt A 8TATT COBRXSrOSDZirr.I
Harbisbuho, February 27, It wis generally
remarked among those in tbe crowd here who
got near enough to General Harrison to obtain
a good view of him that be looked like a man
already overburdened by care. A deathly
pallor was on his cheeks and his eyelids were
heavy and -weary looking. Had- General
Harrison laid himself down in tbe ha
biliments of tbe tomb and closed his eyes none
seeing blm would have questioned that tbe
gallant soul had left its tenement and fled to
worlds where the wicked office seeker ceases
from troubling and the weary tre at rest
When William Henry Harrison went over tho
mountains in the primitive conveyances ot bis
day be could not have looked less able, physic
ally, to cope with the duties of his high office
than did his distinguished grandson, who
seemed to endeavor to shake off hisllstlessness,
as, standing on the rear of bis luxurious
private car. he listened to the enthusiastic roar
of welcome that rushed up to him from that
surging, tossing sea of humanity, the populace
of Harrisburg and the Legislature of tho great
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The sub-committee of tho Ways and Means
Committee that was appointed to take charge
of the liquor bills introduced this session eonld
give Major Joey Bagstock pointers on slyness,
A half dozen or more bllfi have been sent to
this sub-committee bills, proposing amend
ments to tba Brooks law and at least one bill
the intent of which is to revise tbe whole
scheme of liquor license legislation. The sub
committee was appointed about tbe middle ot
January. The month grew old and died and
now February is dona for, but tha sub-committee
has made no report and isn't worrying
much about the bills in its possssslon,
Mr. Brooks wrinkled his black brows when
the subject was mentioned to him. twinkled bis
eyes and half suppressed a knowing smile that
began to play about his lips.
"Oh, yes," he said, "the sub-committee oc
casionally meets as we pass eacb other by."
"But haven't you considered these bills ye tf"
"Ob, of course, we think about them. But
then we may have more of them yet you
And Mr. Brooks laughed and made other re
marks in line with the foregoing.
Captain Dbato is a member of the sub
committee, but the Caplain has been too bdsy
with his bill to guard tbe sanctity of the ballot
box on the fateful 18th ot June to bother him
self much about what somo people think they
need in tbe way of license legislation. At tbe
Prohibition Convention, where tne Captain
played a conspicuous part he told the large as
sembly that crowded tbe house up to the top
gallery that when high license was proposed
last session be favored it and worked for it be
cause it was a long step in advance of condi
tions then existing. He wasn't going to say
then that high license in itself was either right
or wrong. He simply knew now that a much
advanced step was to be decided on by the
people, and he intended, and Intends, to do all
in hii power to insure that their will shall not
It Is a well-known fact that ex-Chief Justice
Agnew is the author of the resolution for the
submission of the prohibition question to the
people. It is also a fact that he is tha author
of the bill introduced by Captain Dravo to
regulate tbe election ot June 18, as well as of
tbe amendments proposed and adopted yester
day. Captain Dravo and be are in constant
communication on the subject The ex-Chief
Justice is prevented by the weight of bis years
from going on the platform f orprohlbition, but
his pen will be active in its Support and his
tongue ready in counsel. Simpson.
LIFE IN A GREAT CITY.
Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria In Brooklyn.
MXW YOEK BDRZLAU SFICtALS.
New York, February 27. It is not improba
ble that the Brooklyn Board of Health will
close up the public schools in Greenpoint ow
ing to the prevalence of scarlet fever and diph
theria. A great many cases have been reported
within tbe last few days, and numbers of the
children are sick. In school No. 22, on Java
street, 18 of the pupils are confined to their
beds with either scarlet f over or diphtheria.
A T. M. C. A. Thief.
Alfred Pfau, a druggist; who is a member of
the Young Men's Christian Association, was
arrested on a complaint of Assistant Secretary
FerguSon, who accused him of stealing; Turk
ish rug, 'umbrella and cane from the rooms of
. A Retailers' Trust
Ever since the wholesale grocers formed an
organization tbe retail dealers have complained
that its workings have proved a great disad
vantage to them when tiny undertook to avoid
middlemen's profits by buying from manu
facturers. The retailers no w propose to organ
ize a gigantic trust or co-operative society
which will Include all tho small stores In the
metropolitan district They will be run for a
common profit, and will undertake to avoid
Gone With the Widow Strauss.
Michael Kreuger, a German farmer, of New
market N. J., has been missing since Saturday,
tbe 16th Inst, and his wife believes that be has
eloped with the widow of Henry Strauss. The
Widow Strauss, who resided about a quarter
of a mile from tbe Kreuger farm, recently sold
her property and left Newmarket She real
ized about $3,000 from the sale of her real estate
and household effects.
Cabla Cars on Broadway.
It is possible that the Broadway
cars will be operated by means of
cables before many months elapse.
,P. A. B. Widener, representing tha Philadel
phia syndicate, which bought a majority of the
stock of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue
Railroad Company, is quoted as announcing
that it is proposed to construct a cable road on
Broadway capable of carrying 1,000,000 passen
gers daily. Mr. Widener added, that work
would be begun in 90 days.
THE KHAET0DH OP T0-DAI.
You Still Hear a Great Deal About If, bat
There Is None.
From the New York San. J
"Khartoum still figures in newspaper dis
patches, though there really is no Khartoum at
the present day. The town was practically
wiped out of existence in tba days of horror
following Gordon's death. The forts are still
maintained, but the rest of tha town was razed
to tho ground and the material used In the
most Important buildings was taken across the
river to build a big mausoleum and mosque
over tho remains of tbe late Mahdi Omdur
man, across the river from Khartoum, is now
the seat of tba Mahdist power, and when wa
read that Khartoum is alarmed over White
Pasha rumors, it simply means thatOmdurman
is in a panicky state. By destroying Khartoum
the Mahdi meant to show the Soudan what
wonld become of any other wicked city which,
accepting an infidel's aid. attempted to keep
ne hosts of the Prophet outside Its walls.
" Renovating the Monroe Doctrine,
From the New York World. 3
It is understood that Mr. Blaine, in order to
meet the spring fashions, will let out tha seams
of the Monroe doctrine and Increase tho length
of its train.
THE PiTTSBnna STAGE.
The Casino has an attractive bill and is
drawing crowds as usual.
Palmer's "Danltes" Company, a strong at
traction, 13 booked for next week at Harris'.
Habry Williams' Academy has an attrac
tion this weekwhlch fills tho honse at every
'The Rivals," a play of sterling merit win.
be produced at th'd Bijou Theater next week.
A good company and an elaborate production
are promised. The sale of seats begins to-day.
That popular Irish comedian, Mr. Joseph
Murphy, comes to the Opera House next week.
He is supported by a company of well-known
actors and actresses. Miss Belle Melville being
.the leading lady. Tbe repertqire includes
'Kerry Go w," which will be presented Monday
and Tuesday nights;. "The. Donagh" (a new
play). Wednesday matinee, Wednesday aaet
Tnursday evenings, and "Saawa Khe" fair
Friday night Saturday matinee and events.
' : .-( y
Mail is now carried between New Tars
and San Francisco In 113 hours. ,htT
The German Emperor now lMMaBr
Iin palace light with electricity. - ! gj
Many California vineyardists Intend,
this season to dry their grapes, isstaad el
selling tnem at low rate to wise makers.
No wonder Adam and Ere fell,''. and
that their fall had such serious eosaequeBoe,
A French scientist says that Adam was 138 feet
in height and Ere was 118.
A Hindoo journal says that one of 'the
most difficult feats under the sua is to Identify
Europeans, because tbey are so mack abka
with their loud, glaring color.
Prom November 1 to January 6 at leart
60 feet were added to tha height' ot .VesaviBS,
while tha slza of tha bass of the eon of erup
tion was proportionately increased. ' 7
A. lina of cable cars passing tbroaga
La Salle street tunnel, In Chieago, is tajbes
lighted by incandescent lamps as tee ears' eater
the tunnel, the current being thrown ioat a
daylight is again reached. pp
Atlrwinton, Gs., a man who. s4e4e and
bid a jug of whisky, ran his hand Into ajrteel
trap that bad been put in the place ot tfeetjag
during his absence by a friend of the owsser
who had witnessed the theft ?
There is a negro living in Americas,
Gs,, who has 9 children, 4 girls and S boys, S of '
whom have directly over the forehead a patch
of white hair about 8 inches wide. Tha re
mainder of their hair is the same as that of
any other negro.
West Point cadets always attract attea
tion and favorable comment from the public
Annmberof them when in Washington wero
thus described: Tbey were covered with but
tons and so tightly lacedjand walked so straight
that a ramrod looks puffy and humpbacked be
There is a gentleman in Clarke county
who not only does his own washing; but makes
his own soap, too. The soap that ha makes, it
is said, is better than any soap made in thb
country for cleaning purposes. Last week ha
took a cake of this soap and his soiled clothing
for the week previous, found a spring in tha
woods and did bis own washing.
A London cab driver named Hedges,
who was buried the other afternoon, was tha
day before in Piccadilly, when he was ordered
to move on by a police constable, who, finding
he took no notice, mounted the cab. and, think
ing the deceased was nnweli. took him. to tho
hospital, where it was discovered that ha was
dead. At tha funeral no fewer than 70 cab
followed tbe open car containing the coffin.
A suit is now pending in the Justice)
Court of Camesrllle, Ga- for 2$ cents. This
brings to mind the celebrated conch shell case
that was tried near hereseveral years ago. A
conch shell was the bone of contention, valued
at 60 cents. A possessory warrant was brought
for it It was twice tried In the Justice Court
and came to the Superior Court by certiorari,
where 1 1 was dismissed. Tha cost amounted to
from $20 to 30, and the shell remained where
the court found it
It came out In abreach-of-promlse case
the other day tried before tba Lord Chief
Justice at Oxford, England, that tha engage
ment ring had been changed because It con
tained an opal, and opals are considered un
lucky. It does not appear what more propi
tious stone was substituted; but the talisman
did not work, for tbe wooing was happy neither
in its course nor in its end, unless tha 200
which tha jury gave tbe plaintiff is considered
by her an ample solatium for all her griefs.
A novel application of paper pulp has
recently been discovered; and consists in tha
production of organ pipes from that material.
Tbo origin of the industry Is somewhat curious.
Crespi Rlgtuzzo, the curate of a little Italian
village, was desirous of supplying his chapel
with an organ, but as tbe commune was too
poor to find the necessary fund, he and an
engineer bf tbe name of Colombon hit upon tba '
idea of making the pipes of paper pulp, which
gave such satisfactory results that the patent
has been sold in Germany for 2,500.
Two gentlemen of Athens, Go., went to
a neighboring town a few days ago on a busi
ness trip. After they had finished all their
business they started home In the snow. In
crossing a little creek the horses and wagon
ran into quicksand, and in a second the horses
went down Into the sand, and were unable to
extricate themselves. The wagon was Sinking
fast and foon went In the sand over the hubs.
The snow was falling at a fearful rate, and tho'
wagon and horses steadily sinking. Tbey bf'
sprang from the wagon to save themselves. asdU.
fortunately f ound.several negroes near attan4-f
who went'To' their rescue, and with hard. woikP'
cut the horses loose from the wagon, and sated
Many thieves ply their business almost
exclusively at funerals. Tney coma in at tha
front door, explains a New York detective,
with tbe clergy, the bearers, or any respectable
people with whom they may fall in. "Once
inside the door, tbe whole house and every
body in It ara at the mercy of their clever and
industrious fingers. It is an easv matter for
.one of them to slip upstairs and rifle the cham
bers while the solemn services are in progress.
Servants are easily persuaded that ha is only
the undertaker's man. and nobody else. would
have sufficient assurance or cause of suspicion
to intercept blm. Then, tbe crowded drawing
room or hall offers the adept pickpocket a
A young man who lives in Garden City,
Kan., has a claim in an adjoining- county and
pays weekly visits to it On one of these visits
be was awakened by a commotion around tha
house. The building began to move slowly, -v
and, suspecting what was up. he lay still until
tbe peep o' day, when the movers had pro
ceeded several miles witL him and his house.
Unlocking the door, ha stepped out and bads
tha marauders good morning; Of course tha
situation was an embarrassingone to tha house- '
stealers. They offered 100 in cash and to re- -place
tha house on its foundation if the owner
would agree to make no arrests. This offer was
accepted, and tbe claimbolder went back to
town with bis 100 cash, thinking it was a pretty
profitable night after all.
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT. -'
A Little Dodge on Pa's Pari (As ther
say their last good-by" a Clock strikes 10! 11! It 1)
George How tba hours fly when yoo are at myj
side, dear! ' " ' I
Daisy Yes, George; but that's pa In the dining1
The Ways of Commerce. Merchani (to
clerkl-Willlam, mark up tha prices on all thosa
garments S per cent.
Tive per cent?"
"Yes: I'm going to advertise a grand sacrifice
sale, and we isn'st be prepared." Zfaeofli Jour
nal. A Wise Precaution. Caller at the bank-
Is the cashier in?
Caller May I see him for a minuter
Clerk You will nave to come arouna to US;
it... There Is a Montreal excursion to-day and t.
his feet are in the stocks. Burlington Fnt Tress,
In the Studio. Mr. P. Brush You know
my pictures, of course?
Visiter Only In photographic reproductions,!
regret to say. ',, i
Mr. 1. Brush-Ab! the photograph does not, do J
justice to my pictures. You see my perspective is -so
perfect that when the camera Is adjusted to the
foreground the background la way out of focus. -Sew
Fort Evening Sun. '
A great lack of originality. They' were
speaking of Fenderson, and Brown suggested "
that Fenderson was a fellow of some origteal'
Ideas, notwithstanding the general density ofjiis
"Original ldeasl" exclaimed Fogg; "nonseoss!
Fenderson hasn't got originality enough to speH a'
word wrong, and I don't care how hard or hew
rare the word is, elther.-.fi'osion Traasertpti.j
Bildad Why don't you buy aViypa
writer, Ormsby? -!BsW
Ormsby My wire doesn't understand typewrit
ing, and if she did, a fellow doesn't care'tottmrs?
his wife around his office all the time.' ' FjSBfc
Blldsd Yourwire wouldn'tbave to run ttYeg
conjd hire a girt for a small salary. , ' 'SflBE.
Ormsby As I said before, I don't waat my.wtft
around the office all the time. Terrs ffntrf nj Ks,
AN OLD soxa SEStntG,
Miss Mary had that is she owned-
A lamb ofuiiknown gerder;
Go where she might by day or night;
That cosset would attnd 'er.
When as she went to school one day J
The lamb went tagging after
Which circus did throw erery kid "u-4f
Into a fit of laughter.
Kicking the cosset out of doors, - ''
The teacher spanked the frtskersi
But the lambkin cried on tha cold ostsMal
And the wind blew through Its wtUiUtl,
Then all tbe blistered children asked t-
'What m.ifrc thn Ismh InYft W. t'.rilli'
"Mr dears." said he. "it loots to m
tdia x ease of vice, verse "- ' '
Now ftora this story ye aH team "M;
Taas taere M nary w salute 'S
Ttat.is above thepawee of ), Jn
Uatess K be tin, teasksr. V Vj22
Uatess K be Mw teasmef . '