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ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1S48.
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PITTSBURG, SUNDAY. MAR. 10, 1SS9.
WAR OE MENDACITY?
Either we are already embarked in a war
with Germany-or some of the most flagrant
journalistic lying ever known is going on
in this country as well as Germany.
It seems almost impossible to believe that
American newspapers could wantonly spread
the report of an insult and disaster to the
nation, without some authority; but it is
still more difficult to credit the receipt of
such news in the manner in which it is
published. The routes by which intelligence
from Samoa reaches Europe and America
are well known. How is it that Kiel and
San Francisco hare exclusive control of
news which would be telegraphed to all
parts of the world the moment ifr reached
Kew Zealand? How is it that Kiel only
knew last week that there had been fight
ing; that a Berlin newspaper finds out on
Friday that a United States vessel was
sunk; and the San Francisco papers on Sat
urday are able to tell that the Nipsic was
sunk and the Alameda captured, all with
out a word of explanation as to the method
by which this news is obtained? It is easier
to believe that sensational and unreliable
newspapers are manufacturing and supply
ing the details of a wholly fabricated report
than that such news would come from Samoa
in that way.
If the news were true, it would berecognized
that war with Germany was an accomplished
fact. It would be an ordeal to this country
more severe in some respects than the "War of
the Rebellion. Our coasts would be open
to the descents of the German fleets, "v-hile
the only retaliation which we could make at
first would be to destroy the German com
merce by means of fast cruisers, the benefit
of which would largely accrue to theneutral
nations. Yet such an ordeal is far prefer
able to the idea of tamely submitting to the
destruction of our vessels and the slaughter
of our sailors by a power which pretends to
be in friendly negotiation with us.
It appears, however, that instead of being
confronted by a war with a superior naval
power, we have only to face a number of
wanton and unscrupulous newspaper liars.
. OK THE DAHUBE.
The information that Milan, late of Ser
via, is going to start on bis travels while
his recently divorced Queen is to return to
Servia and take charge of her son, the young
king, Alexander, reveals the real cause of
the retirement of that disreputable mon
arch. The true significance is that Russia
has quietly bnt firmly warned Milan off the
premises and put his discarded queen in his
place. This may not be particularly reas
suring as to Russia's intention to keep away
from the Danubian provinces; but as it is an
ample revenge for the way in which the
contemptible Milan ejected his not es
pecially virtuous but mnch more presentable
wife, it will cause no regret among the dis
interested. The activity of Russia in Dan
ubian politics is likely to suggest to Ferdi
nand of Bulgaria that the juncture will
soon arrive for him to make a spoon or
spoil a horn, with the odds largely in favor
of the latter result
THEHTTMOESOFIAW-MAKIKG.
Legislatures are useful institutions, bnt
they would.command more respect if the
members paid some regard to common sense
in the bills they introduce. The Dis
patch: has already had occasion to show
the folly of taxing corporations engaged in
manufactures. To the people of a State
whose interests arc bound up in the exten
sion and prosperity of manufacturing with
in her borders, it is plain that sound
business judgment suggests the holding out
of inducements to that class of industries,
rather thaathe imposition of special taxes
upon them- It has not served matters any
to say that the State officials are desirous of
making a good record in redncing the State
debt Every one will commend them for
Igood intentions, but not for indiscreet pro
posals to reach their end.
Row that the unwisdom of the manufact
uring tax is made so apparent, we trust to
the State author! ties, as well as outside their
circle another extraordinary bill is offered,
proposing a tax of so much per diem on the
labor of foreigners who have not yet taken
out their naturalization papers. It this is
a bid for favor with the native workingmen
of the State it will fall very fiat It would
be a heroic method indeed of stopping im
migration; but, as Dr. Talmage pointed
out from his pulpit last Sunday,
immigration has, on the whole been a very
good thing ior the country; and, in trying
to prevent abuses, it is well to remember
that it has also had its uses from the time of
Columbus down to the present day. No one
will be required to seriously discuss th
business aspect of a bill which would in
Pennsylvania put a tax on a class of labor
which would continue to be used without
tax by competing employers in the sur
rounding States.
The average of common sense among legis
lators can always be relied on to table such
ultra-extravagant proposals; but it is a pity
.. .vibat they should be introduced at all. Qneer
impressions are apt to get aoroaa oi me
possibilities of legislation in a State where
such measures can reach even the stage of
presentation. It is not merely for their
votes, bnt for their proposals also.that Sena
tors" and Representatives are responsible.
A TpaliTintr Rpncf of this fnnt rantint tnn
early dawn upon everybody at Harnsburg,
TEE COPPER. TBTJSrS DECLINE.
The strenuous efforts of the financial
powers that be, to bolster up the waning
strength of the French copper syndicate,
which were reported inFridays'sdispatches,
do not appear to have availed that interna
tional corner. Probably the intention was
only to hold up the tumbling fortunes of the
monopoly long enough to enable insiders to
slip out, as the panic in the shares affected
indicates that the large holders are unload
ing. It appears to be open for tha friends
of honest and legitimate trade to hope that
the utter ruin of this great conspiracy for
extortion by means of artificial scarcity ajid
high prices, is close at hand. The present
prices of tapper are nearly double the level
of those fixed by fair competition, at which
the large companies obtained fair profits ;
and the excess represents the measure of
robbery inflicted upon the people of both
worlds by the international combination. It
is pleasant to see the prospect that such
greed will bring its own punishment.
A SATISFACTORY CHANGE.
The adoption of meters by the Philadel
phia Company, which forms the subject of a
special article elsewhere, promises to share
the advantages of economy in gas consump
tion between the consumers and the corpora
tion. There has been abnndance of material
for criticism in the natural gas business; bnt
the adoption of meters is one of the most
satisfactory changes that could be made.
Heretofore there has been absolutely no
inducement held out to consumers to econo
mize the gas. The inevitable result has
been that consumers not only left their fires
burning when it was not necessary, but
burned the gas by methods which did not
utilize half the heat Now whatever
methods the consumer adopts to economize
in the use of the gas he will get the benefit
of. This is a great improvement over the
old system.
On the other hand the company obtains
not only the advantage of doing equal jus
tice, by getting the most pay from the peo
ple who use the most gas, but it has the
prospect of being able to supply a larger
number of consumers when the present
wasteful methods are corrected. Suppose
that half the gas is wasted under the old
system and this is below the estimate of
experts when the new system secures the
correction of that waste, the present supply
of gas will be adequate, for twice as many
consumers. Ihe company can get the ben
efit of a largely enhanced revenue from the
economy.
This leads to another point. The con
sumers as a whole, have paid for the waste.
The company has not paid 12 per cent
dividends on its very liberal capitalization
without insuring that the public was pay
ing enough to remunerate it, not only for
the gas that was utilized, but for the gas
wasted. If the reform makes the same sup
ply of gas go twice as far, the company is
entitled to its share of the advantage; but
the public should get a share of the economy
in the price as well.
It is therefore to be hoped that this change
will not only bring the immediate benefits
of reducing the bills of economical con
sumers and practically enlarging the avail
able supply, but that it will, when fully
developed, confer the further benefit of a re
duction from the 10 cent rate at which it is
inaugurated.
A NEW GLOOM FOB JURORS.
In one of those sagacious and temperately
worded opinions which are characteristic of
that jurist, Judge Collier yesterday upheld
the prohibitory doctrines as to a particular
in which all will agree. He set aside the
verdict in a criminal prosecution because
some of the jurors drank whisky while on
duty. Justly, the learned jndge said that
it was impossible for him to try to ascertain,
and useless to speculate, in how far, if at
all, the mental workings of the good men
and true were affected by their potations;
but that where a man wsb on trial he was
entitled to guarantee against this sort of
risk.
This limitation of refreshments mar not
help to make jury service more attractive to
the panel, particularly where juries have to
stay out several nights in travail as to their
findings. If the gray matter of the brain is
not to be stimulated and recruited at ac
customed intervals by the morning "nip"
or the soothing "night-cap," the prospect of
being immured for several days and nights
on difficult cases will, for not a few citizens,
have new horrors; but on the whole the
public will recognize the 'ruling as a good
one. Even the most strenuous opponents of
sumptuary laws must agree that prohibition
is a good enough rule for the jury room.
THE PROPOSED NEW OUTLET.
"When a city experiences such an enor
mous growth in population and business re
quirements as has been the good fortune of
Pittsburg, it is no more than reasonable to
expect that some old arrangements must
give place to new ones. This f s the problem,
one detail of which is now presented in the
petition for the widening of Diamond street
At present, below Smithfield, it is an alley.
The proposal is to make it a forty or fifty
ioot thoroughfare.
No greater convenience has ever been in
troduced here than the cable lines, but it is
clear that their occupation of Fifth avenue
makes necessary some unobstructed outlet
for vehicle travel to the East End. The
widening of Diamond street would supply
this. All needed, after the widening, would
be to connect the widened street with Forbes
street, upon which there are no railway
tracks.
Of course no improvement can be made
without compensation to property-owners
who may be damaged and contribution by
those benefited; but the aggregate actnal
damage in this instance would be slight
compared with the general public conveni
ence. It appears to be still doubtful if the
"hump" on Fifth avenue will be cut If it
is not, the greater must be the need for a
highway of easier crada to the residence
quarter of the suburbs. "While giving due
heed to questions of cost and to a fair ascer
tainment of'benefits and damages that indi
viduals sustain, Councils, sooner or later,
must take into account the general require
ments of business and of public convenience
and safety. As long as SO years ago, in
1859, the Legislature and the city authori
ties contemplated widening both Diamond
and Virgin alleys to tbe street proportions,
and an act lor this purpose was passed and
has remained unrepealed on the statute
books ever since. At' no time can the plan
be carried out at so little cost as now.
This is the season when the new Secretary
of State, Mr. Blaine, will hare his hands full,
picking, from tfye vast and varied material
which offers itself, proper men to represent
the country abroad. Among the numerous
changes spoken of, is one which is being
strongly urged from Western Pennsylvania
and other quarters, of the transfer of Colonel
John Stewart, an old and well-known'Pitts-burger,
from the consulship at Antwerp to
THE
the Sandwich Island mission. Mr. Stewart
on account of rare efficiency as consul and
uniformly cheerful and obliging attention
to Americans traveling abroad, was, notwith
standing the pronounced Republicanism ot
his politics, continued in place under the
Demociaticadministration. As Washington
telegrams say that he has a most numerous
and influential backing, and as the Slate of
Allegheny has no other candidate for a
mission, it is -not improbable that Colonel
Stewart's next post will beat the interesting
islands which lie on the road to Samoa.
Calculations upon death are very un
reliable. The Democratic hope that the
narrow Republican majority, in the next
House might be extinguished by the death
of a few Republican members receives its
most striking commentary in the first death,
that of Richard W. Townshend, a leading
Democratic member of Illinois.
In its jubilant dance about the Harrison
administration looking for heads to hit, the
Louisville Courier-Journql lets its shillelah
fly at the new Secretary of War in the fol
lowing fashion: "Redfield Proctor is a name
sanguine enough for the Secretary of War
of a great nation, and is certain to impress
the boasttul foreigners who think we cannot
fight Mr. Proctor rnay never have fired off
a gun, ana he seems never to have taken
part in a war, but we feel confident that the
new Secretary is a terror." But somehow
the esteemed Courier-Journal omitted to
make the most of its contrast by recounting
the bloody fields on which the Hon. Will
iam Endicott won imperishable fame.
It is asserted that "there will be a scram
ble in New York for the honor of giving
Grover Cleveland his first retainer." Not
unless the client sees his way clear to get
ting his money back. Retainers in the
firm to which the President belongs come
high and are strictly cash, and honors in
such cases are even.
The pardon of Pat Delaney who was im
plicated in the Phoenix park murders and
who since testified in favor of the Times be
fore the Parnell commission indicates the
platform of the Salisbury Cabinet that it is
very wronn to commit political murders,
but the offense can be atoned for by swear
ing at the orders of the government The
difference between the treatment of O'Brien
and Delaney characterizes the Tory adminis
tration as cultivating the alliance of Irish
assassins and informers for the purpose of
destroying honorable political antagonists.
It is suggested to Sir Julian Pauncefote
by the apparently sarcastic Chicago Times
that on starting Ho this country he had
better "bring his H's with him;" but the
experience of his predecessor shows that it
is much more important for him to give his
attention to his P's and Q's.
The addition to the list of outbreaks of col
lege lawlessness by the suspension oi thirty-six
students of Dartmouth for an at
tempt to kidnap a member of the sopho
more class raises a doubt in the mind of the
New York Tribune whether "college boys
should be treated as men." They undoubt
edly should be like men who have not
learned to respect the laws or to observe
good order. After a few college boys had
been sent to the workhouse or put to break
ing stones on tbe public highway, the
amusement of breaking the laws would sud
denly lose its attractiveness.
The preference of the English capitalists
for buying up our breweries instead of in
vesting in our railroad stocks, is occasioning
some comment. Yet there is nothing strange
in it. It is an old and well established En
glish taste to prefer beer to water.
The esteemed New York Sun is vigor
ously engaged in proving that Colonel Fred
Grant ought not to be appointed Minister
to China because of his incompetence and
connection with shady financial transac
tions. This may be a convincing argument
to a Mugwump, but what has it to do in the
editorial columns that have brilliantly set
forth the doctrine that the victors are en
titled to the spoils and the fatness thereof?
The expulsion of discordant Knights of
Labor, as aunounced in the last issue of the
official organ, expresses the decision oi the
administration that the membership of that
order is still too large.
The French Government has recognized
the foolishness of forcing martyrdon on the
Due d' Aumale, by revoking the decree for
his exile. This is what was indicated in
these columns at the time that foolish step
was taken. It is of little use to convert in
offensive Orleanists into victims when a
bogus hero liko Boulangcr can run away
with the imaginations of the French people.
Inatjgubaiion over and no national
politics in eight for four years! Well, noth
ing can distract the public attention now,
from the great issues of baseball.
TnE White Caps who have been using
the horsewhip with such liberality in vari
ous sections of the country should be given
treatment on the homeopathic principles,
like cures like, and if these midnight
roughs were given a lively turn at the
whipping post they would be more chary of
according that treatment to other people.
GENERAL HOWARD SPEAKS
To Veterans nt Hnrrisbure and is Compli
mented by the Governor.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Harbisburg, March 9. General O. O. How
ard, who arrived bore to-day to address tbe
Young Men's Christian Association, of this
city, was called on at tbe Executive Mansion to
night by Post No. 66, G. A R., to which he
made an address.
Governor Beaver also made a few remarks, in
which be said that be always admired General
Howard, because he was an illustration of the
fact that a Christian could be a soldier and a
soldier a Christian.
A YERI T0UNG LOYER.
A Youth of 13 Years Smitten by the Charm
of a Circus Girl.
Albany. Ga., March 9. Cliff Partridge, a
13-year-old boy, the son of aprominent citizen,
became enamored of a female bicycle nder
connected with a ten-cent circus now traveling
in this section. Taklne along a pistol, a silver
watch and SI, he ran off with the circus so as to
be with the girl. He was caught up with to
day in this place, arrested and held .until his
father could go for him.
Tbo Business or Bond Bnylnc.
Washington, March 9. The total amount
of bonds purchased to date, under the circular
of April 17. is 1124,658,550. of which $5LS37,300
were 4 per cents and 573,221,250 were 4H per
cents. The con of these bonds was J145,23l,6S8,
of which $65,023,899 was paid for the 4 per
cents and $79,805,689 was paid for the 4 per
cents.
Not Easy to See,
From tho Chicago Herald.
An eastern paper says that Congress expired
as sweetly as a dying swan. It is not easy to
discover a relation between a member of Con
gress and a bird whose habits are so entirely
aquatic as tho swan's.
The Clearette Age.
from the Philadelphia Tunes.
Bojs smoke cigarettes to pass for mon and
men smoke cigarettes to pass for "boys." Thus
the cigarettes kill the boys and.." tho men kill
themselves.
PITTSBURG - DISPATCH,
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Horse Pistol Compelled a Hearing;
Florida' Boss Snake Story The Ad
ventnro of Some Local Politicians.
W, J. Arkell, the proprietor of Judge and
Prank Leslie Weekly, has occupied a largo
place in the public eye of late, and saems des
tined to make more of a stir yet He is ambi
tious, daring and so situated that he can com
mand a great deal of influence both in politics
and in finances lust now.
As the custom is when a new man comes Into
prominence everybody has a story to tell ot Mr.
Arkell. ' Newspaper men in New York are con
tinually relating curious incidents in Mr.
Arkell's recent connection with the Harrison
famlly.nut putting these aside there isone tale,
which has been given to me as strictly true and
which anyhow seems worth relating.
V
Recently Mr. Arkell was invited to dine
with tbe celebrated Clover Club in Philadel
phia. He hesitated a little about going, for be
kuew of the club's custom of demanding a
speech from a guest, and the corollary habit
they had of guying a speaker. It is said that
Mr, Arkell confided his doubts to the great
caricaturist ot Judge, Sir. Gillam, and the
latter suggested a plan by which tbo Clover
Club's benevolent customs could be kept in
check. Mr. Glllam advised Mr. Arkell to go
to tho dinner, and to take with a horse-pistol of
antique type and tremendous size. Mr. Arkell
took in the possibilities in sight, and bought
the largest horse pistol he could find in New
York. ,
He couldn't carry the pistol in any of his
pocketsMt measured nearly a yard. But he
concealed it inside the nether garments of his
dress suit, and started for tbe dinner. In due
time, after the dispatch of the solids and
liquids of the banquet, Mr. Arkell was called
upon to speak. He arose quietly and began:
"Gentlemen of tho ," then such a clamor
arose on all sides that he conldn't hear his own
voice. Mr. Arkell simulated surprise at first
and then as tho hooting and howling grew
louder, anger. He looked indignantly from
one gentleman to another, stretched out bis
hands to tbe Chairman, but all in vain.
.
The next thing Mr. Arkell did was to tear
off his. dress coat, push his chair back, and
with both hands drag from its biding place the
immense horse-pistol. With an air of wild
anger he pointed the huge weapon at the
President's head, and appeared to be taking
careful and deliberate aim.
The gentlemen of the Clover Club did not
see tbe joke in this and rushed upon him, when
ho laid the pistol down remarking: "It's not
loaded but, gentlemen, I'm going to fire off my
speech!"
And he was allowed to proceed amid cheers.
The Clover Clnb elected Mr. Arkell an honor
ary member that very night.
A snake story is out of season to-day I
know.but this one is fresh from Florida, with
affidavits sworn to by a Pittsburger attached.
A big rattle snake was caught near Leesburg,
Fla., this winter, and a few weeks ago was on
exhibition at the Union Hotel in that place.
Before it was exposed to public view the rat
tler's fangs were extracted. In this presuma
bly harmless condition the snake was put in a
basket with a wire net over it for the guests of
the hotel to admire.
A good many people saw the snake, and I
guess the rattler was teased a good deal before
he bad a chance to get even with his torment
ors. One day a Leesburg man who had ab
sorbed about enough corn whiskey to enable
blm to see snakes without any intervention of
nature, came into tbe Union Hotel and fell to
making the rattler's life a burden to it He
would wave his band over the basket and chal
lenge the snake to spring up. The rattlesnake
got thoroughly warmed up at last and as tbe
Leesburg man left his hand for a moment with
in tbe snake's reach, the reptile made a dash
and bit it There were fangs beyond a doubt
in tbe snake's mouth, and they made an ugly
wound.
Doctors were called at once, and tbey tried
bard to save the bitten man. He died that
night In great agony.
They killed the snake at once, and examin
ing Its mouth found two fangs there. It is
certain that two fangs had been drawn from
the snake's mouth weeks before the accident,
and the question which is interesting every
body down in Leesburg is: Where aid tbe sec
ond set of fangs come from?
PrrrSBirBO politicians who went to Wash
ington for the inauguration are laughing a good.
ucjuuvm ttu uuvcuburo ouuio ux lueuiuau uiure.
It appears that four of the best known Re
publican leaders In this city agreed to travel to
Washington together. One of them overslept
himself the morning the quartet was to have
started, and so but three took the cars to
gether. Tbe three bad lots of fun, however,
though they missed the fourth wheel.
Before tbey reached Washington they made
several acquaintances among their fellow pas
sengersone a prepossessing young woman,
who is a well-known newspaper correspondent
Bhe was very agreeable, and one of the Pitts
burg trio was assigned, as the only single man
in the party, to take care of her, the two bene
dicts agreeing to assist as far as they could.
.
Well, the fair correspondent happened to
say that she wanted to go to the inauguration
ball, and herPittsburc guardian at once-volunteered
to take her. When Washington was
reached the bachelor was shamefully deserted
by bis benedict companions, and he was left to
foot all the fair correspondent's bills. When
he came to buy her a ticket for the ball he had
to pay a big premium, for tickets were scarce,
and carnage hire and other incidental expenses
took about $35 in all from the Fittsburger's
purse.
Tbe day after the inauguration he informed
his two companions that they would have to
pay theifshare of the expense of entertaining
the young lady. Tbey demurred, but said they'd
pay their friend's hotel bill instead. He agreed
to this.
Next day be brought up his hotel bill. It was
for J150. Of course this struck consternation
into tbe hearts of the two Gentlemen who had
promised to pay it They gladly compromised
the claim by paying tbo first account of $35
but tbe gay bachelor has not done boasting of
his victory yet Hepbubn Johns.
To Office Seekers.
From tbe Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 1
Gentlemen with good, comfortable employ
ments are not advised to give them up to go
and bang around Washington, awaiting the
chances of official appointment Politics as a
business is an uncertain, unsatisfactory and
disappointing industry. A bird on the plate is
worth two on the wing, and a beefsteak in the
mouth contains more nutriment than a dozen
shadows in tbo brook. ,.
Can't Borrow Troable When Its Lent.
From the New York World. 1
This ought to be the most cheerful season of
the year. No man can borrow trouble when it's
Lent
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Richard W. Townsheni', HI. C.
Washington, March 9. Congressman Klchard
W. Townshend, of bhawneotown, 111., who had
been lying ill with pneumonia for. the past few
days, died at 11:90 o'clock to-day. Mr. Townshend
was born In I'rlnce George's county, Maryland,
April 30. 1640; came to Washington City when 10
years or age, and was there educated at public and
private schools: removed to Illinois In ISM; taught
school In Fayette county, studied law with 8. 8.
Marshall at McLcansboro, and was admitted to
the bar In 18G2; was clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hamilton connty 1883-'68; was Prosecuting Attor
ney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit 1864-'72; re
moved In 1873 from McLeansboro to Shawneetown.
where he was an offlcer of the Gallatin National
Bank: was a member of the Democratic- State Ceu
tral Committee of Illinois ISM, '65, '74 and 75: was
a delegate to the National Democratic Convention
at Baltimore In 1S72; was elected to the 1 orty-firth
Forty-sixth. Forty-scTcnth, Forty-eighth, Forty
nlntli and Fiftieth Congresses, and re-elected to
the Fifty-first Congress as a Democrat.
Mrs. Ellen Fitzgerald.
After an illness of over a year Mrs. Ellen Fitz
gerald, one of the oldest and most respected In
habitants of this city, breathed her last yesterday
morning. Mrs. Fitzgerald wss 60 years old and
bad lived In this clty.for nearly 40 years, and was
well known as a kind and generous woman and
her many acquaintances will hear with regret the
announcement of her death. She will bebnrled
to-morrow morning from ber late residence In
Cbartlers township.
Hon. G. K. Barrett.
Clearfield, March a lion. G. B. Barrett
died at his home In this place this morning at S
o'clock, In his 73d year, of paralysis. Uewas ap
pointed by Presldenti'lerce In ISM to codify the
revenue laws. He served as Judge of-tbe Twenty
11 f th Judicial District continuously for 13 years,
m lieu he resigned. The funeral will take place on
Tuesd ay.
llcv. Jonas Bnrnbnm.
FABMISGTON, March 9, Hey. Jonas Burnham,
aged 91 years, died this morning. He was a gradu
vte-of Kowdoln class of 1E3 and a prominent Con
g-regatlonal clergyman.
,StTNDA'Y,
lCHr"iO,
THE BACKER'S DAUGHTER.
A Drama With a Real Count, a Love
Story and Other Things.,
Philadelphia, March 9. Charles Phillips,
formerly President of the Columbian Bank, of
this city, which failed for several hundred
thousand dollars in 1887. and who has been
living in France for the last year, fearing to re
turn to this city, is on his way to this country
to testify in the Ives-Stayner trial! No warrant
has ever been sworn out for Mr. Phillips' ar
rest, but the failure of tbe Columbian Bank
was a bad one, and the books of the concern,
showed gross mismanagement Thousands ot
poor people lost their alL and while it was gen
erally believed that Mr. Phillips did not profit
by the failure of the bank, his mismanagement
caused the trouble. He had close relations
with Ives and Stayner, and was a director in
the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad
Company.
He lived in great poverty In Paris for some
time, but it is now said that hisfortunes are
improved, as his eldest daughter, who was at
tending school in Pans, has recently married
Count De Borne. t It is further reporrSd that
Mr. Phillips is to be married to a protege of
the Count, who a few years ago spent some
time in this country and was shown a good
deal ot attention by Mr. Phillips. At that time
he was apparently in very good circumstances
and lived in handsome style. After tbe failure
he sent his children to Paris in the care of the
Count, who bore the expense of their educa
tion. Money was telegraphed from this country to
Mr. Phillips eight days ago to bring him back
to testify In the Ives-Stayner case. It is uncer
tain whether he will be arrested when be gets
here at tbe instance of the creditors of the de
funct bank.
SOME SHIFTING ABOUT
Caused by the Changes in the membership
of the Senate.
Washington, March 9. Tho work of ar
ranging the Senate committees, or at least the
majority membership, was completed this
afternoon by the Republican Caucus Commit
tee. Their report will be made to a caucus at
12 20 r. M. next Monday. It is understood that
in filling the vacant chairmanships precedent
has been followed. If this has been done with
out variation, which might arise because of
the willingness of some Senator to be trans
ferred or bis desire to serve on some otber
committee, tbe chairmanships will be as fol
follows: On agriculture, Algernon 8. Fad
dock, of Nebraska; on railroads, John H.
Mitchell, of Oregon; on manufactures, Mat
thew S. Quay, of Pennsylvania; on engrossed
bills, Wilkinson Call, of Florida.
The Committee on Enrolled Bills lost both
Republican members by the retirement of
Senators Bowen and Sabin, and Senator Far
well gets tbe Chairmanship, which gives him a
most eligible committee room. The Demo
crats are given a majority on but two or three
committees instead of nine, as at present with
one equally divided between tbe two parties.
The Democrats are said to be satisfied with
the arrangement and division of membership,
but tbey evidently find it more difficult to
place their men, as they have not yet com
pleted tbe work. Tbey will not hold their
caucus until after tho Republicans, probably
not before Tuesday.
SAFE IX UKCTiE SA3TS HANDS.
A Sum of Money Kept for 34 Yean Await.
Ine Its Rightful Owner.
Washington, March 9. In 1855, a man giv
ing the name of Squires, deposited 121 ounces
of gold (now valued at $2,200), at tbe Philadel
phia Mint. He received a receipt for it, but
untilJanuary last did not appear to claim his
money. He then put in an appearance, and
producing a receipt, tho writing upon which
had become obliterated by age, explained that
the written characters had become defaced for
tbe reason that the receipt had been earned
for many years in a belt around bis waist. ,Ho
explained that he bad not put In his claim be
fore becanse he had been engaged in mining
pursuits in California and had been in compe
tent circumstances.
Owing to the fact that a counter claim for
the money .had been filed by some New Yorker
by the name of Squiers, who contended that
tbe gold bad been deposited byan ancestor, the
Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint sub
mitted the case to the First Controller of the
Treasurer, who, in view of the many proofs of
Identity submitted by the California claimant,
to-day decided that he was the rightful owner
of the property.
THE WILD MOUNTAINEER.
A Strange Human Being Frightens on En
tire Neighborhood In Tennessee.
Chattanooga, March 9. Walker county,
Georgia, in the vicinity of Chattanooga, and as
far south as Fond Springs, is all torn up over
the reappearance of the celebrated wild man
of Lookout. He was seen a fow days since,
and if descriptions are correct, he is a most
remarkable being. His hair and beard
are described as flowing to tbe waist,
his finger and toenails are long, giving the
bands and feet the resemblance of claws. He
wears trunks of bear skin, with a bear skin
robe thrown over his shoulders. He carries an
ugly bludceon. and persistently avoids coming
in contact with anybody. Tbo timid people of
tbe neighborhood are greatly alarmed, and
there is little traveling about at night, though
ho Is generally believed to be harmless.
This strange creature bas been haunting the
caves and fastnesses of .Lookout Mountain and
elevations in lower East Tennessee foryears,
and nothing is known of his Identity. He has
never been known to do anybody any barm,
and there has been no occasion for bis arrest
so be has been allowed to pursue bis strange
lunacy unmolested. He is said now to occupy
a cave near Pond Spring, Georgia, but hereto
fore, when bis place of temporary abode has
been discovered, be has disappeared to be seen
at other points at considerable distance away.
PERSONAL FACTS AND FANCIES.
At tbe Parnell dinner, at which 2,000 people
will be present, Earl Spencer will probably
preside.
DR. Scott, of Rutgers College, has made an
interesting discovery relating to the founding
of that institution. In looking over tbe old
records of the college, he has found out that
the charter of Rutgers was granted in 1766,
instead of 1770. The change of four years
will mane Rutgers the sixth oldest college in
the country.
At a Spanish military review in Madrid tbo
other day, an artilleryman was thrown down
and injured by a gun carriage, whereupon
Minister Perry Belmont alighted from his car
riage, which was near, had the wounded man
put into It and ordered the driver to tbe
hospital, some miles away. This act elicited
enthusiastic cheers from the crowd and per
sonal acknowledgments the of Commander In
Chief.
Lee Hang, a member of the Chinese Lega
tion at Washington, went into Chamberlln's a
few days ago and had what might be called an
international racket He drank German wine,
French champagne and ended up with a hot
drink made of Irish whisky sweetened with
Cuban sugar and stirred with a Connecticut
spoon. He paid his bill out of a Chinese silk
purse drawn from a pocket up bis sleeve, found
a piece" of ginseng root, which he put into his
mouth, and went away happy.
Says a close observer: "President Harrison
regards humor as having an appropriate place
in the affairs of life. He discerns fun and hu
mor readily, but is not particularly partial to
rony and satire. When anything is very funny1
he laughs out heartily, freely, with a sonorous
but not boisterous Ha hal Havinir habitually a
pleasant face, smiles find it a ready seat for
lodgment and illumine his mild eyes and
radiant countenance. But there are those who
have discovered a certain coldness in his smile
which may be tho outcome ot his experience
for the past few months."
A window in memory of William E. Forster
and Matthew Arnold is to be put in St Mary's
Church, Ambleside, It is' related that once,
when Mrs. Wordsworth was still alive, sbe
went to her accustomed place in the church,
and with her tho two illustrious brothers in
law. The rector was absent, and a timid young
curate got up to preach. Tbo grim and sturdy
looking statesman sat with his back against the
wall, and never had a preacher a more restless
or flgety listener, His nose became animated,
as Lord Brougham's used to do, his eyebrows
moved up and down, his mouth twitched itself
into all shapes, and his body tried every pos
ture, and yet he was not easy. The prophet of
culture sat in another angle of the pew, and
never moved a muscle. His glass was in his
eyo, and be seemed, tn be glaring straight at
tho unfortunate preacher. Probably he neither
looked at him nor listened to him; his thoughts
wero far away. But tho Stripling in tho pulpit
evidently thought he was being mercilessly
anatomized, and stumbled more and more, and
grew more and more confused as he fought his
way to the end of tbe poor platitudes which he
bad prepared as his sermon, little thinking, ap
parently, that he would find himself confronted
by the "greatest living critic"
-w.
WOMAN'S WK0NGS.
Lucy Stone Dips Her Pen In GallnndDasbes
Off a Sermon on Her Favorite Topic
Men Will bo Surprised, No Donbl. to
Learn What Monsters They Arc.
Lucy Stone, the famous advocate of equal
rights for both sexes, writes a letter to the ed
itor of the JPublio Ledger, of Philadelphia, in
which she takes our legislators severely to
task. Taking as a text the case of Mrs. White
ling, now under sentence of death in this State,
she gives utterance to some very bright and
orieinal ideas on the much discussed topic of
I woman's richU. Mrs. Whiteling's case, she
i says, emphasizes anew the unfortunate posi
tion of women, The question oi tnis woman s
guilt or innocence need not be raised, but at
tention ought to be called to the awful fact
that the lives, the liberty and tbe property of
women may be taken from them, while they
are denied any voice-or right or power in the
matter. The awful helplessness of the posi
tion is realized when a woman, who had no
voice-In making the law, is sentenced to be
hanged by the neck until she is dead. The
question forces itself upon us, why should wo
men be allowed no voice In making tbe laws
under which they' may suffer the severest pen
alties? No other adult class is so imposed
upon.
v "Women Not Imbeciles.
The imbecile, the Insane and criminal among
men have no share in making the laws. Bat
women are not Imbecile. Witness the millions
of well-managed homes, tbe schools with their
competent women teachers, the churches
whoso members are mostly women; witness
also tbe colleges where female students take
more than half the prizes. Women are not
criminals. Witness the police courts, the jails
and prisons, with thousands of men in them
and only a few scores of women. The criminal
forfeited his rights by makingwarupon society
and he is subjugated for tbe safety of society.
Tbe imbecile Is subjugated becanse he does not
know enough to govern (himself, but these
reasons cannot be urged for putting women In
the same position with such men.
" mm'i
The Misfortune of Sex.
The sole reason why women are thus sub
jugated is that they are women. Doubtless
this custom bas its roots in the far pas t when
women were denied education and were con
sidered mere appendages; bnt to-day, with all
other conditions changed for women, their po
litical and legal subjugation Is unrelieved.
Women-have precisely tbe same stake in the
Government that men nave. Their nghts of
person, property, children, life, liberty, them
selves and all their interests are involved, just
as tbe same interests of men are.
But the men of this country say to the women
of this country: "You shall have no voice nor
expression that has power in regard to any one
of your interests or of the Commonwealth. We
win manage and settle all of them. We will
decide about your children and leave them
with you or take them from you as we please.
We will take your property, as mnch and as
often as we please. We will take your sons to
be shot in war, and yourselves we will hang if
it seems best to us, and all without leave asked
of any one of you."
"A Monstrous Statement.
This is the actual state of the case in regard
to the power that men assume over women.
Its very statement is monstrous. Such a con
dition of things might have been excusable in
the darker ages when brute force was tha rule.
But to-day it is ono class snbjugating and
tyrannizing over another class that is equally
intelligent with themselves, for no fault and
for no reason that women have power to
change. If men were in a similar position
there would be no other question for them till
this was settled. The President would not be
inaugurated, ana nobody would care whether
Blaine were in or out of the Cabinet Each
man would shoulder his musket to fight for his
rights.
Ought not the possible ghastly spectacle of a
woman hanging, strangled, under a law In tbe
making ot which no woman bad a voice, her
judge, jury and executioner all men, to compel
attention to tbe injustice of the situation? In
Pennsylvania, men who stagger out of grog
shops and gutters have votes. The great army
of men in tbe mines, who can neither read nor
speak our language, have votes. But the
women, who are accomplished, professors and
Graduates of Bryn Mawr and Swathmoro Col
leges, and of the Pennsylvania Medical Col
lege for Women, and of the public "and high
schools, have no votes. Mrs. Gillespie, who
organized the Woman's Department of the
Centennial, and the women of the New Cen
tury Guild, rate politically below the most
worthless men in the State. Lucretia Mott,
whose name is forever honorably associated
historically with the anti-slavery movement,
died the political inferior of the men whose
only State history is that kept by the jails and
prisons.
Justice Demanded.
Is it not time to reverse this old order and to
begin to apply the fundamental principles of
the Government itself in all their breadth and
beauty?
One of these principles affirms as a self-evident
truth the "inalienable right to life, lib
erty and the pursuit of happiness. That to
secure these rights governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just power from tbe
consent of tbe governed."
Women are governed, but the only form of
consent known to our laws is a vote, and tbat is
denied to women, so tbat tbey have no power
to "secure" their lives, their liberty, nortny of
their interests. They may be fined, imprisoned,
taxed ard huug, with no power at all in the
matter.
Just and generous men should unite now to
put an end to this cruel and merciless oligarcby
of sex. Tbe editor at his desk should write
against it. Clergymen should preach against
It Statesmen and legislators should enact
laws against it Public sentiment, enlightened,
would respond, and the close of the nineteenth
century would find a Government trnly rep
resentative of the whole people, men and
women.
WEDDED IN THE DEPOT.
A Young Indiana Couple Waste no Time
in Scaling Their Tows.
Indianapolis, jlarch 9. Miss Zelia Moore
andJosiah Goodwin, of Monistown, reached
the Union Depot to-day, bearing a marriase li
cense issued by the Shelby County Court Clerk,
and accidentally meeting Rev. Mr. Hall, of
Danville, tbe marriage followed, Dr. Boyton,
of this city, an old friend, gave the bride
away.
It was the first wedding ceremony which had
ever occurred under the stained-glass windows
nf that ornate structure, and many passengers
in waiting for trains found themselves wit
nesses thereto. It gave opportunity to the
depot police to shine in great splendor, and
they improved the occasion. After the cere
mony the bride and eroom, with good ap
petites, dined at the station, and then took the
return train borne. The bride is the daughter
of John Moore, Esq., while tbe groom is a
liveryman in the same place.
The Common Herd Provided For.
From the Detroit Free Press.
How do tho dear 400, who claim for them
selves all the social distinction of New
York, and who have in charge the arrango
ments for tbe Centennial ball, excuse the
issuing of 7,000 tickets for tbat affair? Here
are at least 6,600 of the common herd provided
tor.
. CAUGHT ON THE GRIP LINE.
Pit the prettiest girl in all the town,
Bald one day a modern lass.
And when I ask, who told her so.
t Bhe said, ' 'My looking glass."
Conductob Madam.I can'ttake this nickel,
It has a hole in it.
Passenger Aren't you required to punch every
fare?
Conductor Yes.
Passenger Well, then, when I give you one al
ready punched, you shouldn't complain.
A Child's Pbedioament If I lie God will
punish me, and If I don't papa will, so what am I
to do?
Mr. Eatlots (to waiter) George, you seem
to bo a well educated man. and I can't understand
how you can be contented to remain la this menial
position. You are beyond It. George, yea, be
yond It.
Walter I suppose you are light, Mr. EatloU.
Mr. EatloU-lf you think I am right, what in the
deuce are yon waiting forr
Walter-A tip or course.
English. Lobs Here in America I find
your best society oomposed mostly of trades,
people.
American Gentleman Well, yonr's will be as
bad In a short time, tbat Is If you continue trading
your good-for-nothing titles for American for
tunes. May I take your dainty hand in mine?
Asked 1 of the maiden fair.
And she replied In a coy, sweet way:
"Indeed, 1 do not care.
But should you hear my papa come.
xou must drop It. oh, to quick,
Tor Instead of extending hit hand, my dear, 5
lam. afraid he'suable to kick."
C..C.
THE GERMAN ARM.
KatherFormldable Figures for Uncle Sam to
Contemplate.
From the Buffalo Courier.
A lecture in German was given last evening
in the Slhslc Hall library room by A. Corvlnus,
city editor of the DemokraU The attendance
was fair. In view of yesterday's warlike ru
mors about further troubles at Samoa, the sub
ject of the essay, "The German Army," had a
peculiar interest. Inasmuch as Uncle Sam
may have to teach a lesson to the successor of
"CnserWlihelnV'it is pertinent to leam just
how strong Germany is in a chip-knocking
way. It must be confessed that the flguies
given by our editorial brother are a bit dis
couraging for a measuring of strength by
Uncle Sam for anything but a strictly righteous
cause.
In Germany, said Mr. Corvinus. every able
bodied male between 18 and 45 years of age is
a soldier. When 18 he is compelled to join the
uniformed troops for three years. From 21 to
25 he is in tho reservtftorps. Thenheisput
into the "landwehr" for U years, and after
ward, until he reaches 45, he is kept in the
'landsturm." The latter two grades are much
Ike the home guards in this country.
On a peace footing, the- Germans support
468,409 privates and 19,000 officers the uni
formed troopsT In the time sf war the army
strength is 2,960,000 drilled men. consisting of
the uniformed and reserve grades, with a total
of 6.400,000, counting in tbe "tendwehr" and
"landsturm" all experienced soldiers, Ger
many is a military nation, and prides herself on
the personnel and discipline of her troops.
Tbey are well equipped with the accouterments
of war. Having in recent years had practice
with the French, ber soldiers have an advan
tage over those of nations that do not make
war a business. "
RESULT OF A YISI0N.
A Colored Woman Who Fasted Forty Days
and Forty Nights.
SFBTNGrcLP. III., March 9. On tbe 25th of
January Mrs. Pauline King, a colored woman
of this city, had a "vision" in which sbe was
commanded by the Lord to fast 40 days and 40
nights. Being a religious fanatic, she entered
upon what seemed to her a plain duty, with
perlect faith that she would pass through the
ordeal and tbat the Lord would be glorified.
There seems to be little doubt that the order
was earned out For tbe first seven days she
drank no water even. Then, she says, tbe Lord
appeared to her again and commanded her to
drink. From that time on sbe took water
nntil the 27th of February, but since then she
has Qrank nothing until yesterday, when her
long fast ended. The event was made the oc
casion of a Yeast and merry-making, which
attracted a great crowd to tbe Court House,
where the feast was held. The negroes brought
in food in considerable abundance, and Mrs.
King bad a good, square meal of oysters, cold
turkey, ham and other substantial:, which she
seemed to enjoy greatly. During the progress
of tbe feast hymns were sung, speeches made,
and two or three negro women went into
trances.
When Mrs. King entered upon her fast she
weighed about 113 pounds. A day or two ago
she "tipped the balance" at 89. She is much
emaciated, but declares that she did not suffer
a particle during ber fast, and had no desire
for food. Her strength remained with her.
and she did her washing and ironing and per
formed her usual household duties without in
convenience. She proposes now to become an
evangelist and go forth and do the Master's
work in such fields as He may direct. Sbe Is 32
years of aze and has a husband and two
children. She commenced to have "visions"
about three years ago. Bhe is illiterate, but
quotes Scripture freely.
RETURNING TO FAIR FRANCE.
Madame Hading Balls Out of New York
Waving aa American Flag.
Bpeclal Telegram to The Dispatch.
New Yobk, March 9. Mme. Jane Hading
is a passenger on La Bourgogne, which sailed
for Havro to-day. On Friday night Mr. C. Del
monico gave her a farewell dinner, at which
only Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Abbey and a fow
Intimate friends were present. A number of
friends accompanied her to the pier to-day.
Among the many flowers sent aboard the
steamer for Mme. Hading was a magnificent
bouquet of roses, violets and lilies of the val
ley, with no name attacbed. Everybody says
it was the elft of M. Coquehn.
As the ship backed away from the pier the
actress, robed in a heavy cashmere mantle,
leaned over tbe railing of the upper deck wav
ing a small silk American flag, the gift of Sirs.
Abbey, and throwing kisses to the people on
thedook. Sbe has decided tbat she will re
turn to America in two years and probably go
on tbe English stage.
JIM THE PENMAN.
He Does a Little FIno Work In a Political
Way.
Chicago. March 9. So great is the rush for
offlco from Illinois that all sorts of subterfuges
are resorted to by candidates who desire to con
vince President Harrison of their merits.
James Brainerd Clarke keeps a small picture
store under tbe First National Bank, and he
aspires to represent this country In Brazil. Mr.
Clarke's petition to President Harrison bears
the name of every man of prominence in Chi
cago, but, strange to say, not ono of. the alleged
signers remembers either Mr. Clarke or his
petition. The origin of these false signatures
will be investigated.
They Made a Settlement,
From the New York World.
A woman sued a Sixth avenue pawnbroker
for S3,E00 she had loaned him to use in bis busi
ness. The case was tried before Judge Truax
In the Superior Court, and tbe defense
was "usury." the plaintiff having chanted
tbe pawnbroker 12 per cent for the money.
But when the evidenco showed that the pawn
broker had been receiving 36 per cent for its
use by others the defense gave way and a set
tlement was made.
The Lesson oftfce Innagaral Ball.
From the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
In the happy start of the new administration
the inauguration ball was no exception: and
guarantors aro congratulating themselves
over the report showing receipts J20,000
in excess or expenses. Promoters of indus
trial expositions might get some valuable
pointers from the managers of the inaugural
ball.
The French Government.'
From the Washington Post.
The fact that the new Premier of France
used to be a watchmaker does not neces
sarily prove that he can make the wheels
of the French Government go 'round. That
Government is a sort of Waterbury affair.
The"people spend most of tbeir time winding
it up.
Bad for tho Kenl Estate Boom.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Kansas City is excited over a little poker
game that took place there Wednesday even
ing, in which (82,500 passed over the table. One
of the players quit the table "only $3,000 be
hind." The real estate boom is not going to
profit by this style of transactions.
Secretary Tracy' First Appointment.
Washington, March 9, F. B. Brace, of
West Virginia, .has been appointed Chief Clerk
of tb'c Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in
the Navy Department, vice A. W. Fletcher,
resigned. Mr. Brace has been employed in the
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, and bis is
the first appointment made by Secretary Tracy.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
All the ice houses on the Hudson river have
been filled) a million tons have been housed.
It is estimated that 40,000,000 ties are required
annually for the railways of tbe world, wbich
will take 4,000,000 trees to produce.
The four months packing season at Chicago,
for the season just ended, wore 1.496,000 hogs,
against 1,735,590 for the corresponding time in
1887.
Statistics state that 300,000 cases of typhoid
fever occnr annually In Italy, and tbat nearly
10 per cent of them prove fatal. One-third of
the population who reach the age of 45 it is said
have the fever.
The .first oil well was bored less than SO years
ago; the present annual production in America
and Russia is 2,000,000,000 gallons, which goes
through 7,000 miles of pipe lines, employs a fleet
of 150 tank steamers and has displaced coal on
nearly L0O0 locomotives and steamers.
It is estimated that the lncreaso of popula
tion in the United States is 100,000 per month,
exclusive of immigration, which last year was
613,000. Tbe present population is estimated to
be 64.000.000. and the next census, to be takes
In July, 1890, will probably give 67,000,080.
C0RI0US CONDENSATIONS,
Jefferson county, Ala., is pestered with
rabbits.
Sportsmen in Florida complain of a
scarcity of alligators.
The crown of Charles IL, made in 1660,
is tbe oldest existing in England.
IUs said or a certain cranky clergyman
in Ohio that he always bas either a row or a re
vival In his church.
Some Japanese chestnut trees at Santa
Rosa, Cal yield enormous fruit One dozen
nuts weigh a pound.
A paper read before the Historical So
ciety, of New York, states that there are 5,630
lawyers In New York.
Fencing has become so popular among
ladies upon the Continent that many convents
include ft in their curriculum.
Exhibitors' tickets of admission to the
Paris Exposition will have their photograph
affixed to the pastboard to prevent transferring
them.
A Kentucky woman laments the loss of
a purse, a thief having carried it off, which she
laid away 40 years ago to -Insure her a decent
The English Admiralty is experiment
ing with a system ot electrio signaling be
tween commanders' and engine rooms of war
vessels.
A ghost with the lock step is one of the
raretiesof spiritualism, but that iswhasthey
say bas been heard near tbe old prison at Al
ton, I1L
Tuscumbia, Ala., was excited the other
day over a negro who could drink whole pafl.
f nls of cold water and eat glass with an evi
dent relisb.
Madame Tnssaud's museum, in London,
has jnst been sold to a joint stock company for
9565,000. Four hundred thousand people visited
it last year.
The Emperor of Germany has sent to tha
Emperor of Morocco 15 fine horses in acknowl
edgment of presents recently sent from Moroc
co to Berlin.
Paris women now have a whim for nat
ural flowers. Tbey are worn on tbe shoulders,
epaulette fashion, where they are in no danger
of being crushed.
The Baroness Bnrdett-Coutts gave as
many stalls in Savoy Theater as there were
years to her age at a theater party in honor of
her latest birthday.
A St Louis man believes that the num
ber of his borne should correspond with that of
the year, and to carry out that hobby he has
moved every year since 1S63.
Mr. Smith, of Falls township, O., being
of an unusually prudent mind, bas purchased
his coffin and tombstone, the goods to be de
livered on tbe day of his death.
An oyster recently dredged up in Eng
lish waters measured seven inches In length,
the same in breadth, and 20 inches around
tbe outside edge, and weighed S pounds.
A whale DO feet long, the first seen
there in 20 years, lately went ashore Jn the Co
penhagen Sound, and was killed. Its skeleton
is to be forwarded to tho Copenhagen museum.
A Grand Bapids man, who was arrested
for gambling, alleged that he had lost all his
money, bad Det his clothes and lost them, and
was sleeping in tbe gambling room for shelter
when pulled.
The borough of Pottsville, Pa., wanted
a bridge across tbe Pennsylvania and Reading
railroads, which run side by side. It taxed each
company 10.000. built tbe bndse for 18,932 03
and was over 31,000 In pocket.
Hereafter in Kansas a grand jury can
only ba drawn on petition of 100 taxpayers, and
not then if the judge of the district shall de
clare a month before the beginning of court
tbat there Is no necessity for it.
G. W. Papot, of Orlando, Savannah,
hired a couple of negroes to work on tha
streets, but when tbey f ound that their fellow
workmen were Italians they refused to work.
The line had to be drawn somewhere.
At Columbus, S. C, the other day the
ten pall bearers at tho funeral of thi Rev.
Thomas B. Clarkson, an Episcopal minuter of
high standing, were all colored men. fcuch a
thing bad never before been seen in the South.
A rope a little more than half an inch
In diameter, 35 feet in length, and madS of
strands of shoe threads, bas been purchased
by the Sheriff of Utica, N. Y.. for hanging Tir
Cil Jackson, in case' he is called upon to u?r- . 1
form that.toal. '
Princes KilyakaTa, Kabipatanasat, ,
Provitvatimoon and Cbiraprovat, sons of tbj
King of Slam, ranging in age from 13 to n
years, are about to come to England to com
plete their educations. They already speak
English fluently.
At the marriage of Lady IndinaNevil
to Mr. Brassey, in England, the bndemalds
wore cricketing costumes, tbe colors being '
carnation pink, green and white. Their bou- '
a nets were pink carnations and green orchids
ed with white ribbons.
A silver pipe, inscribed on which was '
the inscription, "Presented by Major General
Harrison, U. S. A., on behalf or the United
Stites, to tbe Shawanoese tribe of Indians,
1811," has been presented to President Har
rison bv a gentleman who secured the relic in '
Indiaa Territory.
Theballet pantomime, "The Belle Sofia,"
now being produced at Cassel, pictures Bulga
ria and introduces the Emperors of Austria
and Russia, tbe Sultan, the Kings of Greeca
and Italy, and Bismarck. In the flualscenetha
Emperor of Germany sits on his throne, sur
rounded by dancing beauties, with Bismarck
by bis side.
An Englishman named St. John has
been traveling in the West. Ha got so tired
explaining to everyone tbat bis name was pro.
nounced "Slnjnn" tbat ha finally hired a man
to do it for him, and at last accounts the man
had got into six figbts with groveling hotel
clerks, who tried to persuade him that he didn't
know how to pronounce bis employer's name.
At the last presentation of "Adrienna
Lecouvreur," by Sara Bernha rdt, in Milan, shs
was called before the curtain at the end to re
ceive a gold medal from the Dramatic Society
of Italy. When about to accept It she was
seized with an attack of hysterics, and for over
an hour was in tbe hands of the doctors. Tbe
audience waited in a sCite of great excitement
until It was over.
An extensive postage stamp show will
be held in New York city next week. Nearly
all tbe old "Postmaster's stamps" will be on
exhibition. Including the only one in existence
that was issued in New Haven, Conn. It was
not an adhesive stamp, but was joined on tha
envelope. From the fact of its beinglthe only
one known it is valued at a fabulous sum. No
price has ever been fixed on ic It is of a dark
red color and was issued in 1845.
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
There is a well-founded impression in
Spiritualistic circles that Miss Coffin, who re
cently attempted to shoot Kyrle Bellew, Is coo
trolled by the spirit of Shakespeare. San Iran
ciseo Music and Iframa.
Proof Reader Isn't there a mistake in
this sentence: "Connecticut manufactured a
larger quantity of tobacco than usual last year?' ,
Shoqldn'tltbe "raised a larger quantity?" Edi
torNo; I used the word manufactured advisedly.
Boston Transcript.
Poor Philosophy Ancient Actor ( regret-fnllyl-Well,
Walter, who would think that we
should ever come to this?
Walter (an old pal) Nothing unnatural, old
fellow. We played to poor houses all our lives, so
why regret residing for awhlleand finally dying In
one I Xevi York Sun.
Sunrise Finds Him Awake Fast Stu
dentThere Is nothing more lovely In nature than
a sunrise.
Young Lady Go away! You never see tbe sun
rise. At that hour you are fast asleep.
Fast asleep at sunrise I Why, my dear miss,
when do you suppose I go home?" Ttxae Situ
ingt.
Not in the Picture Lady Thyra (reading
Ing catalogue) Two dogs, after Landseer.
Lady Myra Bnt where Is Landseer? I don't see
him.
lady ThyraWby, surely, you don't suppose he
would stay there with those two ferocious looking
brutes after him- I know 1 shouldn't If I were la
his place. Pick lit Up. , ..
Sympathy Miss Maydew It's very disV
tresslng to think that while we are enjoying so
many luxuries so many poor people are wanting
necessaries. .
Mr. Cleverclat (who poses as a philosopher
Quite so. Bat, yoa know. It must be very con-
soling to tbe poor people to know that while they
are wanting necessaries so many people are want-,
lng luxuries. Fun. r
It Might Suit the Purpose (in a booi-store)-Eave
yon got the Blue bookr
Tha blue bookr We've got 'Burton on Melan
choly. Tbat ought to ba bine enough."
"No.no. That Isn't It. I mean the book with
the list of offices. "
"We haven't got it. But If you 'are after an
office you bad better take the bookioa rnela
boofcjoa. melas
choly." unicago aeraia.
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