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"Vol. 41, 1o. 35. Entered at Pittsburg Tostofflce,
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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, MAR. 14, 1SS91
THE COMPLAINT FROM FI5DLAY.
It is reported from Pindlay, in another
column, that the flint glass manufacturers
fjiere complain eren more loudly of the un
profitable character of their business than
the Pittsburg manufacturers do. They do
not seem to have a very clear idea of the
cause of the trouble; but they can see no
way out of it but a reduction of wages, and
say that they are going to shut down unless
that is accepted. .
There is certainly considerable wisdom in
their resolution to shut down if they cannot
get cost for their products; but there is cer
tainly some instruction in the cause of the
depression. For the fact i that the present
low prices have been brought abont by
these very gentlemen. They have carried
on their business, apparently with the con
viction that because they were given free
fuel and free sites by the liberality of
Findlay, therefore they need not be re
strained by any limitations of the cost of
production. They have by their own state
ment carried this so far that they cannot
get back the elements of cost that they have
to pay, which is the inevitable result of
putting goods on the market regardless of
whit it costs to produce them.
There Is no doubt, too, that the premium
placed on new factories by the offer of sites
and iuel free has increased the productive
capacity largely in excess of the demand.
This is the inevitable result of making that
free which must represent cost to some one.
The experiment has been pushed to its
utmost extent, and the result is not wholly
satisfactory. There is no remedy for such a
state of affairs but the cessation of the least
advantageously located concerns until the
demand comes up to the total productive
But it hardly seems just to make the
workmen bear the burden of the reckless
ness of the manufacturers, by cutting down
the wages of the former, because the latter
have broken the market by selling glass be
. low cost, '
OTJE NEED DEMONSTRATED.
The story of a conflict at Samoa has gen
erally been ventilated as an arrant example
of sensational news manufactured to order.
"While recognizing the utter fraud implied
in uttering false news, it is worth while to
note that the temporary contemplation of
the position of this country, in case we had
come to blows, was instructive to the pub
lic "We were brought face to face with the
fact that, if hostilities should break out, our
seaboard cities, and even our national cap,
ital, lay at the mercy of any power which
possessed a fleet of modern characteristics.
The close inspection of the dilemma between
tamely pocketing an attack upon our nag
and letting our seaports be captured or
shelled by the enemy was not pleasant.
There will be practical unanimity in sup-
port of any expenditures necessary to give
thorough protection to our coasts and to
furnish us with a full fleet of swiit cruisers.
.England proposes to spend a hundred mill
ions that way. Probably a quarter of that
sum will answer bur purposes; but it must
be well spent,
A SORRY FARCE ENDED.
J I Yesterday the London Times closed its
case against the Parnellites. Appropriate
ly the rear, that brilliant procession of wit
nesses in which Pigott, Houston and lie
Caron were distinguished figures, consisted
of one man who deposed before the commis
sion that he took 115 from the Times for a
false statement, and of another who admit
ted likewise to a record of embezzlement.
Such a preposterous case lrom beginning to
end was never before seen in any court, while
the appearance of such witnesses has hereto
fore generally been in the prisoner's dock.
The prosecution has fallen through so utter
ly that no obligation rests on the Parnellites
to do more than dismiss it with contempt.
They may, however, seize the opportunity
to repeat under oath their iormer declara
tions of innocence.
The collapse of the Times and Balfour
"campaign is so complete and sudden that the
British voter does not seem to be moved just
yet one way or the other by it. Already a
falling off pf the Liberal vote in a bye-elec--tion
inspires a Tory cry that the develop
ments before the commission won't count
with the people at all. Perhaps not But
if they had been adverse to Parnell much
vonld have been made of them; and Cousin
John is singularly overrated for fair play, if
the rnle won't work both wavs.
P0PU1TJS YULT DECIPI.
The wild rush to get shares in a ruby
mine located somewhere in Burmah, which
was one of the features of London specu
lation a few days ago, is an evidence
that the most grotesque examples of the
eagerness of the speculative public to be
swindled, is not confined to this country.
Indeed therchashardly ever been anillustra
Uon of how completely the common sense
requirement of authentic information about
the productiveness of the property to be in
vestedjn, is discarded in such operations.
The very statement of the case shows that
the public could have little real knowledge
about the actual basis of value in such a
corporation. Subsequent information dis
closes that the stock which sold at three
times its par is based on a mining interest
that is burdened by renjs and royalties
which require, the yield to be donbled in
order to meet prior obligations and pay a
"dividend sufficient to justify a premium half
the present one. -
This ought to be fatal to any such feeding
""of the, public by fictitious stock issues,
. if the demand for such things had any refer
ence to sn fifttnal'and honest basis of values.
But it has not The people who rush to buy
such shares do not care whether the certifi
cates represent real productive values or
whether they are a total sham. Like the
speculators in tulips or In the South Sea
and Mississippi bubbles, they buy what
there is a rush after, -in the expectation of
selling again to some one eke. The public
had been artfully inspired with the idea that
there was going to be a rush for these shares
and accordingly everyone joined in the
rush and paid fancy prices for them with
the expectation of selling them to some one
else at still higher rates. Doubtless, many
recognized that the price was a humbug,but
they cared little for that as long as they
trust in their ability to sell to others and
let the last purchasers suffer the loss.
Of course such things make it easy for
sharpers to gull the people who thus rely on
their own .sharpness. It is the green goods
and sawdust game on a large scale. The
people who are willing to make money by
passing off worthless articles on others are
deluded into being the victims themselves.
That is the practical basis which makes it
possible to float watered stocks of any kind;
and it represents with about equal accuracy
the moral status of emitting shares on any
other foundation than that ot cash actually
A BANKRUPT CORKER,
It should be instructive to people who
think that cornering and trust policy of busi
ness combinations can be made successful
in all classes of business, to study the
plight into which the copper syndicate has
got itself. It tried to monopolize a staple
of which" the bources of production were sup
posed to be limited. The quotations for
small lots of copper in London are $250 $255
per ton; but a large share of the syndicate's
stock cost it $340 per ton. "Worse than that,
it is under contract with the American
mines to take their product at $307 50; and
the contracts with Chili, Spain, South Afri
ca and Japan call for the payment of $350
$360. "With this load on its shoulders
the syndicate is trying to close ont to En
glish buyers at less than $200 per ton, and
cannot do it Of course if the syndicate is
not bankrupt already,this sort of thing will
smash it in the end, and will probably drag
down the Paris bank that has been lending
it money by the millions. The example is
a salutary one and should be taken to
THE AMENDED REVENUE BILL.
The passage of the revenue bill to the
third reading by the House gives a tolerably
clear view of the shape in which it is likely
to finally pass that body. It has been im
proved in some respects, but there is still
room for criticism and donbt as to its practi
The exemption of corporations from special
taxes, with the exception of those enjoying
the right of eminent domain and brewing,
distilling and manufacturing companies, is
in line with the position which The Dis
patch has urged, and is certainly an im
provement on the original measure. But it
is difficult to see how the Legislatures can
harmonize that exception with the constitu
tional requirement that all taxation shall
be uniform upon the same class of subjects.
The retention of the eight-mill tax on
gross receipts is hardly in the direction of
wise taxation. That form of taxation has
all the obnoxious features of an Income tax
with none of its recommendations. The in
come tax at least assured that those who
were most prosperous should primarily pay
the tax; but the tax on cross receipts does
nothing of the tort Large gross receipts
may represent a very slight profit, and the
largest gross receipts generally represent
the cheapest prices to the public. To make
that the measure of taxation is exceedingly
The bill has yet to go through the Senate
and may be changed before it becomesa law.
It is certainly capable of considerable alter
ation before it will establish a system of
uniform and equitable taxation.
IT'S A DIVORCE HE WAISTS.
New York's prize practical politician,
Governor Hill, has denied that he is going
to marry The denial is unaccompanied by
any specific statement as to Governor Hill's
Presidental aspirations for 1892. "We hold
that the two matters are intimately con
nected. It has not been settled, to be sure,
that the American people have a preference
for a married man for President the
election of Cleveland as a bachelor and his
defeat as a benedict make the question very
hard to determine, but we think that it is
settled that majority of voters want their
Chief Executive officer to carry with him
into the "White House an air of respect
ability at least
Governor Hill, if he seriously thinks of
asking the people to elect him President in
1892, ought not only to marry and cultivate
those domestic virtues which add grace to a
man, no matter how exalted his station, b'ut
he ought also to obtain a divorce from his
reputation. Perhaps he had better get the
divorce first, if he can. It cannot be
pleasant to a man who cherishes the am
bition to be President, to have such power
fully scented reputation as Governor Hill
A POMMON GROUND.
Among the lists of those appointees of
the late administration who have testified
their adherence to the exclusively partisan
view of the patronage by sending in their
resignations, the name of Cousin Ben Pol
som is conspicuous by its absence. No one
has heretofore charged Cousin Ben with
being a Mugwump; but it is possible that
his residence in England has impressed him
with the practice, long existing in that
country, of making diplomatic and con
sular appointments free from the mutations
of politics. So far as the consulate at
Sheffield is concerned, probably the distin
guished relative of the late administration
would be willing to adopt this English idea.
But it is not necessary to conclnde -that
Cousin Ben has repudiated American party
ideas, in concluding to hang on to his
present comfortable post as longras the fates
that preside over the State Department will
permit He may not exactly indorse the
position of the administration on tariff and
internal revenue taxation; but so long as
he can find subjects of agreement with the
Chief Executive, what is the use of making
trouble over minor issues? Cousin Ben has
heard that the President is a baseball en
thusiast, and he can declare himself fully
in accord with the administration on the
great baseball issues. Nay, .more, he can
proudly point to his labors in spreading the
American game by forming a Sheffield base
ball club, as a reason why an administra
tion that supports the national sport should
not rndely divorce him from the payroll on
account of trifling divergencies concerning
the tariff question. It is always easy to find
subjects of agreement with this fountain of
It is-interesting to observe that the anti.
prohibition papers whioh a short time ago
were arguing the hardships that would be
inflicted by prohibition, in preventing
farmers from selling older made from their
own apples, vigorously pitched into the
ew Hamphire measure which makes a
special exception of cider. This is de
clared to be "downright hypocrisy anH
crankiness." It is apt to make people furi
ous to have their ammunition taken away
They are talking of a monument (o Eric
sson in "New York City, This is a shame.
Ericsson did enough for this country to
have a monument erected to his memory;
and talk of that kind in New York means
that the monument will never be erected.
Our esteemed cotemporary"! the New
York Press, desires to make a study of
superstition, and has asked its readers to
send in their pet fancies of that kind. The
Press' superstition seem:" to be that its
readers like to rest their eyes on tables of
circulation figures when tariff statistics are
not handy. It is a queer superstition, too.
The discovery of a new substitute for
coffee is probably due to the character of
boarding house and restaurant coffee. Gen
uine coffee ought to be strong enough to
stand on its own merits; but a great deal of
what the public gets needs a substitute.
A mining expert reports with regard to
the Lower California gold fields that, "the
mines are a sell; none are being worked."
The readiness to sell the mines as well as
the pnblic was self-evident; but if the mines
cannot be worked, the people who go there
can get what comfort they can ont of the
fact that they are the workees.
The killing of editors in Charleston is an
infraction of the liberties of the press that
cannot be allowed. The Dawson tragedy
may be expected to enlighten the South on
the necessity of stopping the resort to in
discriminate killing in all its forms.
The "moral victory" for the Tories at
Barnsley is of the sort that keeps up the
Liberal representation by the old majority.
It appears to be very much the same sort of
victory that the Pennsylvania Baiiroad won
over the Chicago and Alton road, with refer
ence to the payment of commissions on the
Favorable weather for crops and the
appearance of some active bears and wild
cats in the petroleum districts are taking
the starch out of the bulls in wheat and
The statement that "liquor and religion"
were the causes of the last murder in the
city, combines two elements that by their
very nature cannot be united. Beligion
never caused a murder, or mixed with
liquor. Sectarianism or bigotry may have
done so, which is an entirely different thing.
The soldiers orphans' schools commis
sion bill bids fair to abolish the syndicate
schools and all the abnses appurtenant
thereto in prompt order.
These seems to have been an impression
that the rejection of .Francis "Wilson from
the "Nadjy" Opera Company ought to stop
the revolution of the earth on its axis; but
night follows day in the usual succession,
notwithstanding the involuntary resigna
tion of the professed funny man.
Those youthful train robbers on the P.
& L. E. Railroad form a gang of very eligi
ble candidates for the penitentiary.
The Philadelphia Press says that the
citizens of South Dakota have given Con
gressman Spring, of Illinois, a leather
medal for his"efforts to prevent their organ
ization as a 'State, and as a token that he
has been tanned. "We should say that was
a token that he had been booted.
If New Hampshire cannot carry prohi
bition the chances seem to be very good for
Pennsylvania's sticking to high license.
PROMINENT PEOPLE PARAGE APHED.
Lord Tennyson spends most oflhis time at
present reading newspapers.
Pbtnce CHBiSTiAN.son of the Crown Prince
of Denmark, is said to be the tallest Prince in
The shareholders of the London Times are
having the unpleasant fact forced upon them
that they have become a laughing-stock com
pany. Miss. Cleveland, says a friend ot hers at
"Washington, carries away one mannerism from
the "White House a nervous biting of the lips.
I is the effect of a three years' tyranny of set
rules and conventionalities. While receiving,
Mrs. Cleveland has always drawn back a little
after each caller paised.moistened her lips and
then stood ready for the next. Doing this con
stantly, she finally acquired the habit of biting
the under lip a little to bide any nervousness.
The bazaar in the old palace at Berlin, over
which Princess Bismarck annually presides,
has just been held, and the Chancellor has not
disappointed the ladies, who hoped that he
would grace the occasion by his presence. For
a whole hour be remained every afternoon
while the bazaar was open, delighting every
body by his gallantry and sauvlty. Next to
Prince Bismarck, his tiny granddaughter, age
3, was the persona grata of the bazaar, and a
golden harvest was poured into the lap of the
graceful little flower-girL
Bbatnwokkees must envy'tbe constitution
of the Emperor of Austria almost as much as
Gambettadid Prince Bismarck's capacity for
enjoying lager beer and tobacco. Though the
Emperor is an exceedingly: hard worker, a
couple of hours of sleep are at any time suffi
cient for his recuperation. When traveling at
night he Is able to remain at his writing-table
during the whole of the journeywithout ever
getting fatigued. It is his custom to make him
self thoroughly acquainted with the contents
of every document of lmportanco before put
ting his name to it,
Fob the first time since her marriage Mrs.
Cleveland's card bears the name "Mrs. Grover
Cleveland." Official etiquette requires that
the wile of the Chief Magistrate shall have her
cards engraved in the simplest manner "Mrs.
Cleveland," or "Mrs. Harrison," as the case
maybe. Tho President's card hears only the
inscription, "The President," For the Cabinet
the cards are engraved, "The Secretary of
State," "The Secretary of theNavy," and so on,
the wife in each instance having a card on
which the prefix "Mrs." Is not followed by the
husband's given name.
A Flea to the Illinois Legislature to Have
Sfbinqfield, March 13. Kr-Governor
Parmer and Judge Hay addressed the Senate
Committee on Appropriations this afternoon
on behalf the Lincoln Monument Association
in favor of a hill appropriating S50.000 for re
pairing the national Lincoln monument They
stated the monument had been very defectively
constructed and is fast tailing into decay.
Something must speedily be done to prevent it
from becoming a mass of ruins.
It would be absolutely necessary to take
down and 'rebuild the obelisk and many of tbo
frainite stones in the base must be replaced,
be story of the rapid ruin of this tomb which
was intended to be an honor to the memory of
the martyr President was a fearful arraign
ment of tho persons who superintended the
construction. The hill was referred to a sub
committee. A fimnll but Elegant Party.
Mrs. E. W. Hagan gave a party last night at
her residence on 'Sixth avenue About 50
guests were Invited, and the floral decorations
aa well a the arrangements of the tables In the
dining room were truly exquisite.
THE JQPICAL TALKER.
Actor n tho Audience A Queer Offlco Boy
aintlneo Mania Waiting For a Fair
Actobs seem to have a surprising lovo for
the theater, eren when they are not called to
it for wrk. Yesterday afternoon, at the Bijou
Theater, I noticed almost all the members of
Bohson and Crane's Company in the audience.
One would have thought that the sunny iky
and balmy air would bare tempted these bard
worked professionals to spend their afternoon
out of doors, but no, there in the parquet they
sat and watched the scenery, the ballets and
the rest of the "Twelve Temptations" as If
the close atmosphere and the glare of the foot
lights were new to' them.
But it's about the same with newspapermen,
at least with the thoroughbred Bohemians, the
bachelor element that loves the late hours, the
tension and irregular excitement of the profes
sion. It is just f oolisbness to give a Bohemian
of this sort a holiday. He'll spend it In the
newspaper office, lounging-around watching
the "other fellows work," ten to one.
A PirrsnuEGER has an office boy who Is cer
tainly a prodigy in his lack of that razor-like
sharpness the juvenile American usually has.
This boy has a habit ot leaving the water In
the basin wherein he washes his hands, and
his employer has told him time and again to
break himself of it All to no purpose, for
yesterday his employer found the basin filled
with soap-suddy water once more. He called
to the office boy and said: "The only thing for
you to do is to practice filling and emptying
this basin for an hour or so." '
Then ft went out, and when he came back he
found that boy of his laboriously filling the
basin with water and then as carefully with
drawing the plug to allow the water to escape.
The boy said he'd beep at this task ever since
he bad been told to do it
Since that the employer of this phenomenal
boy has been hard at work devising new and
extraordinary tasks for the latter to perform,
such as sending him out to walk four times
around the block, or to see if the moon has
risen at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,or to buy un
seasonable fruits in the market and sq on.
You might think a man who has an office
boy would have mors sensible business for
him to do, but I must tell you that this man is
waiting for certain maohlnery before he can
go to work, and he simply hired the boy to help
"Co you know," said a physician to me yes
terday, "a man came here a day or two ago to
consult me abont his wife, and when 1 inquired
what the symptoms were, he said: "Oh, she
will Insist to going to a matinee every Wednes
day and Saturday of her life. It's become a
perfect mania with her.'
"Of course his application to me was a joke
puro and simple, but it has impressed me a
good deal of late that my patients of the
gentler sex who suffer from neuralgia and sim
ilar complaints in which tho disorders of the
nervous forces figure, are always devotees of
the matinee shrine."
"Bid you prescribe any remedy in the case
which was brought to you?"
"Yes, in a way. I told the man to take his
wife to the theater himself at night whenever
he could. Guess he's one ot the men whqdo
not like to take their wives to the theater."
DON't WAIT FOR A FAIR WIND.
Till the wind Is fair, I'll wait, " said he,
"I'll wait till the dawn of another day."
And ont and beyond the hill-locked bay
Where the sea's a ragged and wrathy gray,
The skipper is waiting a wind that is fair.
Says and days, and the battling sale
Bent hack the timid skipper's sail.
From the rosy "West, as tbe night came down,
A' brave little bark Its brown wings wet
from the driven seas, came sailing, set
By the skipper for port who cared not yet
That the wind was fool or the wind was fair.
Tacking and tacking, by dawn of day
The brave bark lay In the hill-locked bay.
A HL0W TO THE SOUTH.
Br the Death of Captain Dawson She Loses
Washington, March 13. The news of the
death of Captain Dawson was received here
with great regret by his nnmerous friends, and
expressions of condolence with his widow and
her two little children were universal. Sena
tors Gorman and Ransom, who have for a
number of years been associated with Captain
Dawson on the National Democratic Execu
tive Committee, were much shocked at the re
port of the murder, and Senator Gorman said:
"By the death ot Captain Dawson the South
has lost one of its best men, and a champion
who was ever foremost in every matter of ma
terial interest or benefit to that section."
Tbe deepest sympathy was manifested in
army circles, where tbe Captain was well
known, having married a sister of the wife of
INCREASED COAL PRODUCTION,
Every Important Region Shares In the Gain
Washington, March 13, Mr. Charles A.
Ashbumer has just submitted to the TJnlted
States Geological Survey a preliminary state
ment showing that the total production of coal
of all kinds Increased from 129,975,556 short
tons in 1887 to 145,363.744 tons in 18S8. The
value in 1887 was 182,556,837, which increased
to t2O8.129.806 in 1888.
Tbe increased production Is shared by every
important coal producing reeion. Pennsylva
nia anthracite, Including colliery consumption,
is increased from 42.088,197 short tons in 1887 to
46,568,000 in 18S8, with a corresponding Increase
in value to 1 88,714,600. Alabama, Kentucky,
Colorado, Wyoming, Washington Territory
and Montana show large percentage Increases,
while a slight decrease is noticed in Indiana,
Georgia and Michigan.
LIGHT MADE OP GRATE SUBJECTS.
An Undertaker's scheme for Converting
Corpsce Into Illuminating Agents.
Louisville, March 13. Mr. Geo. A Bucket,
of this city, has patented a peculiar plan, or
system, of preservins dead bodies. This Is
done by means of a hermetic coffin, in which
the body is sealed, and In which a complete
vacuum is afterward formed by means of an
arrangement not yet announced! The casket
is then treated to an application of electricity,
which gives the corpses a very life-like appear
ance. In three weeks after death the body becomes
thoroughly petrified, and never afterward
changes. A singular feature produced .is that
the petrified body becomes luminous in the
dark, and gives a light equal to that of 20 in
candescent light burners.
DEATH FULFILLED THE DEEAM.
A Truthfully Propbetlo Vision Comes to a
Detroit, March 18. Mrs. John Mandy, of
Humboldtavenue, this city. Is certain that she
received a warning in her sleep that her sister's
husband, Joseph B. Robertson, living on Fif
teenth street, was to die at .midnight, although
she did not know that he was ill. In the morn
ing news was brought that he had died at mid
night A peculiar incident of tbe dream was
that Mrs. Mandy thought her slsier wore a blue
wrapper which Mrs. Mandy had never seen be
fore. When the sisters met Mrs. Robertson
wore precisely such a garment as Mrs. Mandy
had seen in her dream.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
8. A, Hnmmel.
HAHIUSBUBQ, March 13.-S.-A. Hummel, one of
the most prominent citizens of Harrlsbnrg, died
at his home, the Bolton House. He was stricken
-with apoplexy late last night Physicians were
summoned hastily, but be did not rally, and died
without having gained consciousness. He was in
his th year'. Mr. Hnmmel has been for years
one of the prominent figures of the btate. lie was
a leading supporter of charity work in his city,
and officeholders and citizens, both local and
transient, remember him for his generosity. Mr.
Hummcl's family is one of the oldest In the State.
His ancestors settled in and founded Hummels
town, a tew miles east of Harrlsbnrg, over a cen
tury ago, and from then until the present they
hare been prominent In their district. Mr. Hum
mel leaves a large property in real estate and
stocks to an orphaned daughter.
Randall Club Mualcnle.
The Randall Club will bold a musicale and
literary entertainment In their dnb rooms on
the 28th Inst It will be" for the benefit of the
members of the club only. Over 100 tickets for
the reception, which will be held tbe flrstTues
day after Easter, have been asked for. The
price of tbe tickets are $5 each.
Prof. Charles F. McKay.
Baltimore, March 13. Prof, Charles jr. Mc
Kay Mled somewhat suddenly at noon to-day at
his home In this city. He was at ono time Presi
dent of Georgia University at Athens, which ln-
stltutlon he has endowed.
THURSDAY, ' MABOBT 14,
WORK OF THE TWINE" TRUST.
Northwestern Farmers Are Preparing to
Enter a Live Protest,
Minneapolis. March 13,-Hiowly but surely
tbe Bagging Twine Trust is tightening tbe coils
about the farmers. Already the effect of it is
seen here in Minneapolis, where most of the
twine In stock has been bought up for the
trust and now lies In a Minneapolis warehouse,
and where the price has already advanced ma
terially. An agent of the Dakota Fanners'
Alliance, which last year bought its twine di
rect from tho factories, was sent East to con
tract for this year's supply. He discovered
that the whole output had been bought up by
tbe trust Further, he discovered that twine
which last year could be bought for 9 cents per
pound would cost 25 cents this year.
The only remaining plan left tbe farmers is
to boycott the trust, and this they seem in
clined to do. Minneapolis twine dealers are in
the same fix as are the farmers. About two
months ago a young man, dressed as a frontier
farmer, came here and bought up all the twine
In the hands .of the dealers. It was discovered
too late that he was the agent of the trust, but
the twine had been sold. The local dealers are
now kicking while tbe twine, 600.000 bales of it,
is packed away. If the fanners get no Mat It
isllkelyto havoa bad effect upon thSwheat
crop, as that cereal cannot be harvested In a
good condition without the use of twine.
GIRLS' INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE.
Banker Drexel to Found a School for Teach
log Trades to Females.
Philadelphia, March 13. It Is formally
announced that Mr. A. J. Drexel, who re
cently purchased the Louella Mansion at
Wayne, on the Pennsylvania railroad, has de
cided to found there the "Drexel Industrial
College for Girls," and that he intends to ex
pend upon It in the way of new buildings, im
provements and endowment 1,500,000. This
noble scheme,' which is the outcome of Mr.
Drexel's desire to give to girls such opportuni
ties as are offered to boys by tbe projected
Williamson school and other similar institu
tions, will be quite unique, as there is nothing
of the kind In Europe or America.
The purpose of the institution is to enable
young girls, chiefly between the ages of 13 and
19 years, to secure free practical instruction of
a kind that will enable them to earn their own'
living in more profitable lines of business than
as shop girls and clerks. Beside being thor
oughly taught everything that pertains to the'
management of a home, they will have the
opportunity of learning music, engraving, de
signing, bookkeeping, typewriting, and other
forms of business in which women now find
employment No tuition fees will be charged,
and the expenses of those boarding at the col
lege will be almost nominal. "
NOT NEW TO PUBLIC BUSINESS.
Sir. Blaine's First Assistant a Man With
Quite a History.
Washington, March 13. Eugene Schuyler,
who was to-day nominated to be First Assist
ant Secretary of State, to succeed George L.
Rives, resigned. Is about 47 years of age. He
is generally well known as an author and
diplomat, and in the last mentioned career he
has filled almost every grade in the service.
In 1867 he began his connection with tbe State
Department as Consul at Uoscow, and In 1869
be was Consul at Revel. In 1870 he was made
Secretary of the legation at St Petersburg,
and in 1876 he occupied a similar post at Con
stantinople. Two years later he was appoint
ed Consul at Birmingham, and in 1879 he was
Consul General at Rome. Ho was then ap
pointe&Diplomatlo Agent -and Consul General
to Roumania, and became Minister Resident
when the mission was established.
Since 1882 Mr. Schuyler has been traveling
in Europe. His contribution to literature in
clude editorial work on Webster's Dictionary.
"American Diplomacy," and the "Life of
Peter the Great"
AGAINST THE AMENDMENT.
The Catholic Total Abstinence Society's
Organ Opposes Prohibition.
Philadelphia, March 13. The Catholie
Total Abstinence News, the organ of the Catho
lic Total Abstinence Union, issued to-day,
comes out squarely against prohibition on the
ground that it will throw wide open the flood
gates of illegal sale, and take us back to the
anti-high license period in Pennsylvania, with
the evils of the same exaggerated a hundred
fold." Among the views of Catholic digni
taries which the News quotes is the following
lrom Archbishop Ryan:
"I believe, as far as I am capable of forming
, judgment on the subject, that high license
and other;laws enacted to preserve the people
from intemperance, if duly enforced, would be
quite sufficient to attain the desired end that
is. as far as mere legislation can attain it More
stringent laws could be enacted, if found neces
sary, without touching the Constitution itself."
SIGHTLESS SOLDIERS DRILL.
Military Maneuvers by the Pupils of an
Asylum for tho Blind.
Jacksonville, III., March 13. An ex
hibition military drill by 17 blind boys, from 16
to 2(1 years old, was witnessed yesterday by a
legislative committee visiting the Illinois insti
tution for the Blind. The class was put through
Upton's tactics. At the command "Fall In"
they sought their places with slight contusion.
At the word "Front" they moved as one man,
and at the order "Right dress" turned their
heads in obedience. They formed, and tho odd
member covered bis man and swung into place
when the fours came into lino with an accuracy
that was remarkable.
Several members of the class were afterward
Eut through the manual of arms. The boys
ave been drilling since October last and enjoy
it thoroughly. The Legislature will be asked
to provide for a drill hall, so that the class may
A FITE-IEAR-0LD LINGUIST.
A Boy Who Can Speak Greek and German
as Well as English.
From the Hew York Sun.l
In this city there is a lad of 5 years of age who
is able to speak Greek and German as well as
English. His father, who is a thorough Greek
scholar, and a student of German, has been
teaching the little fellow to speak the three
languages for over two years past, and it is not
less curious to observe his familiarity with the
classical tongue of the ancient Athenians than
with the guttural speech of tho modern Berlin
ers. The boy, so far as has yet appeared, is not
possessed of any unusual mental genius or any
extraordinary talent for linguistics, and bis
father holds that almost any child brought
under the same kind of teaching could learn
languages as easily as this one has learned
What If It Wns n Feeler T
TromtheNew Tork "World. 1
What If that queer story sent out from Ger
many about the sinking of tho Nipslc In Sa
moan water was designed as a "feeler." The
Berlin bflsses are very anxious to know some
thing of the sentiment of the German-American
element on this side of the water.
CAUGHT ON THE GRIP. LINE.
Soon the time of apple blossoms, '
Will be here; .
Lads and lassies in a hammock.
They will swing both low and high,
Little thinking that br and by
The rope will break, -and fllp-a-de-flop,
Lads ana lassies will take a drop.
Clerk (to employer) 1'r. Busyman, can I get
off for two weeks and three days?
Mr. Busyman That's quite a long time. Do you
want to take a trip?
Clerk No, sir; I want to play a game of cricket.
A ten dollar bill, and a bill for ten dollars,
are somewhat diaerent.
' Crane Robson, we seem to have caught on
in this city.
Bobsoo Well yes, rather.
Crane I wonder why it Is? They say Pitts
burgers never rise to any marked degree of en
thusiasm. Bobson Well, a Crane ought to be able to raise
them to any degree.
Teacher Tommy, spell cat
Tommy C-a-t cat
Teacher Tommy, sp'll kitten.
Tommy Y-o-u-n-g c-a-t, kitten.
George Agnes, see, I have brought the en
Agnes Is It very pretty? What Is the setting,
George It Is a carbuncle.
Agues George, don't yon think it should be
made larger? Carbuncles, you know, are usually
worn on the neck.
The Bijou management should not throw so
many temptations In our path daring the Lenten
"S0IU ' O T.
O. tt. C.
H0B8BFEBSE AS FOOD.
Its Use Becortlng General With a Certain
Class la England ABII1 Required Regu
lating Its Said The Peoplo Who Buy It
From the London Standard.l
.The introduction of a bill into Parliament
for the regulation of the sale of horseflesh may
be regarded as a proof of the dietetic revolu
tion which Is In progress. Twenty or SO years
ago, the merest bint of horseflesh lormingpart
of tbe ordinary food of any reasonable being
would have been scoffed at Foreigners, It is
true, were said to take more kindly to horse
flesh. But a generation back the average Bri
ton had an uncommonly poor opinion of the
stranger outside his gates. As for himself, he
stuck to roast and boiled beef at a shilling the
pound, and mutton at any price the butcher
chose to put upon it Of late, however, a great
change has come over the tastes of a large sec
tion of the population. The Englishman, we
may take it, is no better disposed than ever he
was to out-of-the-way comestibles. Yet we con
stantly hear of butchers being fined for expos
ing horseflesh on the same stalls' with tbe more
conventional joints, and any one familiar with
the shabbier streets of London and other great
cities must have noticed shops where the
forbidden meat was openly offered for
sale. This Is mainly due to
the enormous Influx of the poorest
class of foreign laborers. It is for these people,
more than for ourselves, that tbe horseflesh Is
provided, and if they insist on eating what in
itself is perfectly wholesome. It is undeniably
tbe duty of the State to see that they get what
they pay for. Accordingly, in the "bill intro
duced by Mr. Knowles, it Is provided that all
horseflesh shops shall be registered, andHhe
character of the establishment painted in let
ters so largo that no one with eyes to see can
be deceived as to the traffic carried on. Then
every-custoniermjistbe supplied with a label
on which Is to be printed, in letters not less
than an inch lonjr. the word. "Horseflesh;"
while the Medical Officer of Health or Inspec
tor of Nuisances is empowered to keep an offi
cial eve on the quality of the. meat so sold.
Finally, anyone selling horseflesh under
which term tbe flesh of mules and donkeys is
to be included without strictly obeving the
provisions of tho law, is to be summarily dealt
with, and fined any amount not exceeding 20
for each offense. This measure is, however,
not to apply to either Scotland or Ireland,
horseflesh, we presume, not being as yet a
recognized dainty in the sister kingdoms.
The Kind of Horses Killed.
These proposals may at once be admitted to
be not only quite harmless, butperfectly neces
sary, considering the kind of steeds which are
likely to be sacrificed to the needs of the hippo
phagists. The animals killed are simply aged
brutes unfit for work, younger ones which have
met with fatal accidents, or the kind of worn
out and, if the inspectors are not all the more
active, diseased quadrupeds which are sold to
the knackers for their hides and bones, or to
the cats'-meat men for their flesh. This fact is
what renders hippophagy never likely to take
root In England. Even in countries where
horses are cheap, it Is seldom that the
healthy and young are eaten. The wandering
Kalmuks, no doubt, eat them chiefly because
horses form the principal portion of their
stock. But in the Argentine Republic and
Uruguay, where they are sometimes so plenti
ful that, in order to save the pastures, hun
dreds are destroyed, the Gauchos prefer tho
stringy beef of the pampas; and the praine In
dians never kill a horse for food so long as
there is a buffalo to shoot or a settler's cow to
steal. It is. therefore, extremely improbable
that, with the kind of stock accessible to any
one except millionaires, the very poorest of the
English people will over take to horseflesh.
The Briton likes to see what he is eating. He
must have his joint, and his own special cat
from it, and regards with well-founded suspi
cion any attempt to deprive him of that costly
privilege by serving up nutriment in highly
seasoned stews, or sausages which defy analy
sis. This expensive punctiliousness never
troubles the average Continental ouvrier. On
the contrary, he prefers his meat in any shape
except plain roast and boiled. And, remember
ing the quality of the Continental beef and
mutton when served au naturek this peculiar
fancy is not to be deplored.
A Regular Article of Diet.
In Paris and Vienna horseflesh has long
formed a regular article of diet among the
poorer classes. It Is publicly sold in the bouch
erles, and served up in the cheaper restaurants,
sometimes with due acknowledgment, though
more frequently as beef. In Italy, people seem
absolutely indifferent to what they eat, so long
as it contains some nutriment Those who
have seen foxes, otters, and snakes hanging up
in the markets of Rome must have left in
amazement over the "comestablll" with which
a Roman will stay his appetite. The Berliner
is not much more particular. Hippophagy is,
nevertheless, an exotic taste in the Prussian
capital, and, openly at least dates from 1870,
when the Germans returned victors over the
French, only in their turn to be conquered by
the fashion of GauL It Is confirmed, in one of
those statistical works so dear to the Teutonic
minds, that 7,000 horses are every year slaugh
tered in Berlin, the flesh of which is
partly sold as "Pferdefleisch," and part
ly manufactured into sausages. At one
time, it was rare, even in the "75
pfennig restauration3," to be served with
avowed horseflesh. Nowadays there is no deli
cacy about It, and the poorer Prussian, even at
home, regards himself as fortunate when he
can indulge in "pferdefleisch," stewed in one
of those extraordinary sauces which no stom
ach but his can brook. As for the Braun
scwelger and Frankfurter sausages, they are
eaten by everybody, though their composition
is no secret; while the "blutwurst," the "mett
wurst," the "leberwurst," and a host of arti
cles of like character are accepted without any
invidious research into the species of animal
which yielded their staple flesh. They are, at
all events, no worse than the Lyons sausage, or
that of Bologna, which claims no loftier parent
age than the domestic donkey, and is rumored
to be a general receptacle for any bit of any
beast whioh may prove cbopable.
What Different Races Eat.
In time, possibly, wo also may get emanci
pated from our old dietetic prejudices, and it
is certain that the Democratic favor accorded
to "polonies" ought to prove encouraging to
the reformer. By-and-by we may come to
horse-flesh, and even to the whales' meat, of
which a Norwegian has been extolling 'the
merits. Gipsies and Italians admire hedge
hogs, and the Virginia .negro desires nothing
better than opossum. Roast cat is said to be
far from despicable, though tbe North Ger
mans regard the man who will eat a rabbit as
little better than a gastronomic outcast; and
while the negroes of the West Indies devour
baked snakes, and palm worms fried in their
own fat, nothing will induce them to dine on
rabbit Tbe Turks shudder at the thought of
eating oysters. Tho Chinese love rats and
black puppies, but draw tbo line at alligators.
though a bold experimentalist has declared
uoa-coustricior to taste very like veaL xno
Greenlander considers young burgomaster
gull as good as ptarmigan. In Mexico they eat
Sarrots, though they are a trifle tough; but
Ir. Darwin and the Cambridge Committee of
Taste found an did owl too much for their
palates. The . Gaudhos of the Uruguayan
Pampas are in the habit of hunting and eating
skunks: and yet in the North the mere rumor
of one of tbeso beasts being In camp has been
known to create greater alarm than the an
nouncement of the Incursion of a tribe of
A Variety of New Dishes.
Tho Neapolitans love the sea urchin, but
despise the Calabrians for eating the relative,
the sea cucumber, one kind of which, the
becfae do mcr, is held in, high esteem by the
Chinese. Cuttlefishes are in favor with most
of the Mediterranean nations; but we are not
aware that any of them care for lizards or for
lizards' eggs, which in the West Inaies, West
Africa and Polynesia constitute agreeable
dishes. Turtle eggs form the food of many
"savage tribes, and last century turtle was eaten
only by the poor of Jamaica. In Brazil, ants'
eggs are served with a resinous sauce, and in
Africa with grease or butter, while in Slam
there are people who consider a curry of these
delicacies a choice but costly luxury. The
Bosjesmen of South Africa do not despise cat
erpillars and slugs, and roast spiders are re
garded as a sort of dessert by the New Cale
donians. As for the late Prince Luclcn Bona
parte, be declared that he could make a "com
fortable meal" off any anircal, except an alli
gator and a turkey buzzard. Even the latter
he would not reject, though, so far as its vir
tues were concerned, he seems to have shared
the opinion of tbe backwoodsman, who was
free to confess that he could eat crow, but that
when seasoned with snuff "he didn't hanker
after it" This, we fancy, will be the verdict
The Only Wonder.
Prom the Providence Journal. 1
Tbe only wonder connected with the news of
massacre and devastation from Haytl Is that
there are towns left to bo destroyed or any of
their Inhabitants left to kill.
Where Knowledge Isn't Power.
From the New Yqrk Herald,
The society girl may not know everything,
but she can paralyze those who do, just the
GOTHAMS GOSSIP GRIST.
An Ex-President's Social Duties.
WEW TORK BtTBEAU 8FXCMXS.1
New Tobk, March 13. Ex- President Cleve
land is to respond to the toast, "The United
States," at the one hundred and fifth anni
versary dinner of the Friendly Sons of St
Patrick, at Delmonlco's, on Saturday evening.
On Monday, which is his 52d birthday, he
starts for Cuba on his ten days' trip with ex
Secretaries Bayard and Dickinson. The Man
hattan Club is to make him an honorary mem
ber, at its next meeting. To do this tbe con
stitution of the club will have to be amended.
Following is the proposed amendment: "The
President or an ex-President of the United
States may be made a Ufa member of the club
by tbe unanimous vote of the board of man
agers, without payment"
A Boy Dying From a Drank.
Twelve-year-old Louis Klein was. found dead
drunk in the gutter In front of 235 Bowery,
last night He Is still unconscious at the
Bellevne Hospital, and is likely to die. Tho
boy is supposed to have drunk the liquor which
will probably prove so fatal to him, at a party
given by his sister, In East Broadway.
Pauline Hall lias Diphtheria.
Pauline Hall Is ill with diphtheria at the
Hotel Bartholin, which accounts for her not ap
pearing with the Casino Company, now in
Jake Kllraln Sails Safely,
Sporting men from all oyer the country
crowded the docks of the White Star Steam
ship Company this morning to see Jake Kllraln
set sail on the Adriatio for England. They
began to gather at JO A. M,, although the vessel
wasn't to sail until 2 p. at. Kflraln has reduced
his weight to 215 pounds, and is looking well
He does not expect to be away more than two
months, so that he will return In good time to
train for bis match with Sullivan on July 8. He
Is to be banqueted when he reaches Liverpool,
and a similar hospitality will be shown to him
in London, where be and Mitchell are to box at
a benefit for "Pony" Moore, Several peers and
members of Parliament are expected to be
present at the London banquet The Marquis
of Q,ueeusburry, who was to have sailed with
Kllraln, will remain here some time longer.
Clubbed a Clabber Unawares.
Policeman Trell, of the Twentieth street
squad, got a dose of his own medicine last
night He fell asleep while going to his home
in Harlem on a Second avenue elevated train,
and when he reached the terminus he was still
so much under the Influence of sleep that he
started to board an outgoing train, thinking
that he had not yet arrived at his destination.
Ambrose T. Madden, an employe of the road,
hustled and clubbed him. Madden's excuse
when arrested was that he didn't know that
Trell was a policeman.
Another Imitation Chaatanqaa.
Tbe big hotel at Rockaway Beach, which is
1,200 feet long and 250 wide, has 1,200 rooms
and restaurant accommodations lor 6,000 peo
ple, is to be run on the Cbantauqia plan. A
company called the Ocean Bay Society, which
is composed principally of clercymen, is to
carry out this design. There are to be schools
of various sorts connected with the hotel.wbich
13 to be of the temperance order and not acces
sible on Sundays. To effect these latter pro
visions tbe building is to be surrounded by a
fence which trains will not be allowed to enter
on that day, nor Intoxicants at any time. A
room large enough to hold 800 people is to be
used as a chapel, where services will be held on
Sunday. On other days moral entertainments
may be held in it The rates are cheap only SI
CANADA ROADS TO BLAME.
The Reason Why the Trunk Lines Have to
Chicago, March 13. "Deacon" S. V. White,
of the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad,
who was in Chicago to-day en route to Louis
ville, said: "The general public is not aware
how far the rate cutting which the Presidents '
agreement is seeking to remedy has gone, and
in my opinion the Presidents' Association,
while being a step in the right direction, is by
no means a final one. The question of Tate
cutting cannot be solved without further Con
gressional legislation. As long as it is possible
for roads to snip goods over into Canada and
sending them east or west over a Canadian
road not subject to the inter-State law, tbe
trunk Hues of this country cannot compete
"There is only one way to solve the question
and that is for Congress to levy a duty on theso
goods just as they would on imports. As things
are the "Soo" road can ship goods at various
points in the Northwest run them over into
Canada and carry them east at a rate far below
tbe rate tbe roads of this country, subject to
the long and short haul clause of the law, can
make. But It is not probable that Congress
will demand this duty, and so it is quite likely,
despite the artrument, the roads will be forced
to meet Canadian cuts as far as possible and
continually break the present agreement."
BABIES BADLY MIXED UP.
One Died, and Nobody Knew Who Were the
Parents of the Other.
Kansas Crrt, March 13. M. K. Barber died
here last month leaving an estate of 5250,000 to
his second wife. John "K. Barber, who claims
to be the son of the deceased, contested the
validity of the will. The defense introduced a
plea based on the following story. Barber's
first wife died in giving birth to the boy. When
1 day old the boy was placed in charco of an
aunt who bad the same day given birth to a
boy. One of the boys died, and tbe nurse was
at a loss to tell which. It was finally decided
that it was the son ot young Barber's aunt.
The defense to-day claimed that it was M. K.
Barber's son who died and that John K. Barber
was the nephew of tho deceased. The case was
compromised last week by the stepmother
giving John K. Barber $60,000.
THE PRESIDENT'S PROGRAMME.
Honrs During Which He Will Receive All
Kinds of Callers.
Washington, March 13. The President
has not yet been able to formulate any rules
with regard to tho reception of visitors. " The
present arrangement will continue until some
thing "better is provided. Under it official
callers, including members of Congress and
political delegations, will be received every
day from 10 to 12 o'clock, meetings of the Cab-1
met will be held on Tuesdays and Fridavs at
1230 o'clock: and public receptions will be held
in the East Room on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 1 o'clock p. H.
ADJOURN OR DIE.
The Command Received by tho Speaker of
Denver, March li Tho following commu
nication has been received by the Colorado
To tbe Speaker:
If you don't adjourn within ten days the den of
thieves over which you preside, your body and
tbe Senate will he blown up with dynamite. This
is no bluff, but straight goods.
Jons F. Palmes.
P. S. The people can stand so much, but not
THE PITTSBURG STAGE.
Mb. and Mes. W. J. Florence begin a
week's engagement at the Grand Opera Houso
on Monday next Their comedy presentations
are always complete and satisfying. They will
begin the week with the "Mighty Dollar."
which will be repeated Thursday. Tuesday
evening and Saturday matinee their latest suc
cess, "Heart of Hearts," will receive its first
presentation in this city. Wednesday and Sat
tnrday nights Brougham's dramatization ot
"Dombey and Son" will be the bill, with Mr.
Florence as Captain Cuttle. Friday evening
"Our Governor, or His LittlelHatcbet" will re
ceive its only presentation.
Emma Abbott and her English Opera Com
pany in a series of grand, humorous, romantic
and tragic operas, will be at the Bijou Theater
next week. The principals of the company,
which includes some of the best known En
glish and American signers, are substantially
the same as last season, with the addition of.
Nina Bertlni, who sustains prominent roles and
is a thorough artiste. Tbe company has been,
received with marked favor every where, and
the Abbott seasou of 1888-9 bas thus far been
remarkably successful. A powerful orchestra
and a great cast are assured. The salo of scats
"The Bandit King" will be played tho bal
ance of the week at Harris'. Crowded houses
have been the rule so far.
Habbt Williams' Own Specialty Coir.
PANY is drawing big crowds at tbe Academy.
'Captain Patji, Boynton will be at the
Casino March 18.
New York is now tbe largest mahogany
market In the world.
A. bridegroom at Monroe, Ga., being
without money, gave the Justice a little rabbit
dog which he had with him.
A law anit between two TJlstet county,
New York, men over two ofd horses valued at
1 each, bas already cost 300,
A salmon caught oo the Pacific coast
had an Iron spike seven inches long, with a
half-inch head, in its stomach.
Eilla Kittredge, of BelfastSle., has
written one of ex-President Cleveland's mes
sages, containing 15,000 words, on a postal card.
Australia has just made to a projected
railroad a grant of 16,000,000 acres, or 130,000
acres a mile: The grant to the Pacific railroads
in this country amounted to about 6,400 acres a
A. O. Whitman, an agedreiidentofFort
Fairfield, Me., came home the other day after
a short absence and found his wife, a woman
of 70, dead and frozen, with a bundle of fagots
in her band.
A busy doctor in Scranton, Pa., sent in
a certificate of death to the health officer, and
Inadvertently placed his name in the space for
"cause of death." This is what might be called
Captain Samuel Staplins, of Stonington,
Conn,, found a pearl in a round clam for which
he has received an offer of J25. All bivalve
now taken In that neighborhood have to pass a
close scrutiny for precious gems.
In San Francisco last week a man and
his wife lost their minds through the excessive
use ot morphine and cocaine, and were sent to
a hospital for the insane. Oftentimes tbe bus
band's cocaine bill amounted to 5 per day.
This is how the kangaroo got its name:
Captain Cook first discovered the animal in
Australia. When he inquired its name ot a
native tbe latter replied, "Kan-ga-roo." which,
in the Australian language, is "I don't know."
The school banking system was intro
duced In the public schools of Long Island City,
L. L, about three years ago. and already the
pupils In the nine schools have 110,791 85 to their
credit Last week's deposits amounted to
M.Fonque,aFrench metallurgist, claims
to have re-discovered the art of making the
famous Pompeii blue. His process is based on
a mixture of silicate, copper, and chalk, and he
says that he can produce any quantity of it at
a moderate cost
The Empress of Austria carries a trav
eling basket fitted up so that she is able to
make soup on the cars. It bas silver saucepans
with gold handles and the Empress declares
that she can make in it better broth than any
chef can concoct
An Athens, Ga., young man paid" a
father $5 for the privilege of courting his
daughter. He married another girl and de
manded back the $5. The old man offset the bill
with an account of firewood and kerosene oil.
The matter was compromised.
A Staten Island man counts his coffin
among bis household effects. He spent two
weeks constructing it, and he now uses it as a
sort of wardrobe, keeping it In the entry close
to an old-fashioned clock thatluoksagooddeal
like a companion burial casket
Two English servants, Ann "Warde and
Eliza Wylde, went to a Salvation Army meet
ing on a Sunday evening, overstayed the time
when they should have been home.and for fear
of a scolding, tied themselves together with a
woolen scarf and drowned themselves in a
Russian statesmen, from Count Tolstoi
down, are aiding In the organization of socie
ties for the prevention and suppression of in
ebnty. Total abstinence, except from Ught
cider and kvass, an acid drink with little alco
hol, is the rule they seek to establish for too
The use of corrugated iron for dwelling
houses is now recommended, It being urged
that they would be much cheaper than houses
of brick or stone. Being lined with wood,
they wonld necessarily be warm in winter, and.
to have them cool in summer, the plan of the
well-known Indian bungalo is suggested.
One of the questions put to the school
children of Cambridge, Mass., the other day
was: "What is a skeleton?" Among tbe an
swers were these: "When anybody dies the
flesh dries up to tbe bones and makes a skele
ton;" "A skeleton is bones in the museum;"
"When yon die tbe doctor can make a skeleton
of you?' "When you grow into a skeleton you
are sent to Harvard College to practice on."
Atthe trial,of Richard Jones, a South
Carolina murderer,'' It was found that several
members of the jury which had been selected
to decide the case were In the habit of joining
the prisoner in jail after the closing of court
and playing poker with him. They asserted
that the fact of their engaging in tho game in
no way prejudiced them either for or against
the prisoner, but thet Judge ruled otherwise
and they were discharged.
How sponges bore into limestone or
shells is as yet an unsolved problem. Mr. Nas
sonoff has investigated a new species of cllone
which tunnels oyster and mnssel shells, and he
believes that the boring of the canals and gal'
leries is performed solely by tbe soft parts of
the sponge. The penetration of the pro
longation of the body of the sponge into the
shell appears to be accomplished by the
secretion of a corroding liquid, probably an
The Irmy and A'avy Journal prints a
letter from a naval officer, who suggests that
tbe ancients, who knew the value of oiling
troubled waters, learned this method from ob
serving the sea birds. All fish-eating birds,
cape pigeons, petrels, and tbe like, eject oil
from the mouth when captnred. In the South
Atlantic and South Pacific tbe writer bad wit
nessed gea birds floating in spaces of compara
tively quiet water wheu the sea around was
rough. The unnsnal smoothness of the water
was evidently due to considerable quantities
of oil deposited by the birds.
TAKEN FROM LIFE.
Venetian Blinds. Italian Counts.
"I'm afraid you're going to the bad," as
the old hen remarked to the egg that wouldn't
"Whom the gods love, die young." . And
the more one sees of the survivors, the more one
appreciates the tastes of the gods.
A Set-back for the Deacon. "Don't yoo
know it is wrong forllttlo boys to coast on th
"NotmuchI Dls snow corned down ter day. an'
I guess it ain't no sin sleddln' in Sunday snow.'
"Mamma, who was that girl who sang so
That is little SIlsi Gaily. Her father played
her accompaniments, "
"Is he 'Gaily tho Troubadour?"
Always Order by Number. Customer
(In bookstore) Have yon Victor Hugo's ' '93" In
this paper-covered series?
Clerk (looking over the shelves) yes, sir; we
have No. 93, but It Is not Victor Hugo's: it's one
of Miss Gusblngton's novels.
A Simple Kemedy ."Darling," she said,
weeping, "when we were married, Are years ago,
I never expected to see yon comlngjiome at 1
o'clock in the morning I" ,
"Well, you wouldn't now, m dear" here
plied, "If you'd only go to sleep earlier."
Concerning the Nobility. Mrs. Lyon
Hunter Howwas it you didn't invite the Baron
to your house before he went away?
Mrs. frank Because I was afraid my husband
might be rude to him. You knowhe hates to have
st ran gers ask him for money.
Not a Sufferer. Lord Chumpliegle And
then yonaher ctfstom house duties aw so
doocedly absurd. You er smart Americans
chawge heavily faw awtlcles of Weal utility, while
things of mean luxury and no actual use you er
permit to entah youah country fwee.
Native Then what are you kicking; at?
Two Opinions, Miss Clara (to Mr.
Paperwate, at dinner Mr. Paperwate. will yotf
have a hot biscuit? 1 made them myself. ;
Mr. Paperwate Delighted, Miss Clara, andl'mi
doubtful If one will sufflce. "
Miss Ctara-Oh. thank you, Mr. Paperwatel
Will yon have one, Bobby?
Bobby No slr-ree! " A
the modern napoleon. -
By force of arms Napoleon gained'
Submission to his will: :
'Tls with the ledger that I Ught,
And with this slender quill. . 4
Myartof war, my strategy's '..
"When "experts" o'erthese entries rave2"
I'll be outside tbe State! g-'
In Paris. Impecnnious but Eathnsfastiai''.
Collector Let me see, what Is the price of that
Art Dealcr-Elghteen hundred francs. Madam.
Impecunious but Enthusiast'? Collector Eljcb
toen hundred francs I Why, this Is the, third time
I have asked tbe price or that -tinting within
three days and It is a hundred francs more each
time I ask!
Art Dealer-Jfes, hut Madam must remember It
Is an antique, and that it grows older every day.