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solicited manuscripts.
The audacity of robbers in Beaver and
Fayette counties Drill make people rub their
eyes to see if they are awake, and whether
this be really Pennsylvania and the year
"When, in the neighborhood of TJniontown,
burglars toast the feet of farmers to make I
mem yieia up tneir treasure, sou, usar
2few Brighton, in masked gangs overpower
watchmen and blow safes open, it is time to
talk of Vigilance Committees.
A few wholesome examples will put a
quick end to this business. The county
authorities should at once bend all their en
ergies to discovering the criminals. Hardly
too high a price can be paid for their cap
ture. To let them escape by negligence or
inefficiency on the part of the jolice will
surely encourage them to bolder outrages.
The action of the Pennsylvania Company
in issuing a circular embodying the require
ments of the inter-State commerce law, and
notifying agents everywhere that -the law
.must be strictly obeyed, is a very conimend
' able position. It is a pledge as regards the
pnblic attitude of that great corporation
'that respect lor the law is to be the basis of
its operations. "With that pledge lully ad
hered to, there is reason to hope for a gen
eral mitigation of the evils which the law
was intended to remedy. '
It is only fair to recognize that the Penn
sylvania lines have generally shown a dis
position to respect the law as construed by
their officers. Nevertheless, the present
warning would be more effective if the idea
had not been prevalent in railway circles
during the past year, thatthe enactment de
signed to restrain the exercise of illegal
powers by railway officials could be violated
with impunity. That the Pennsylvania
management on the Eastern or Western
lines was in accord with that idea, is not
charged; but if the influence of such cor
porations had been thrown in favor of in
flicting the penalties already prescribed by
the law, for the violations which are ad
mitted to have taken place, the present cir
cular would have carried to every recipient
' the conviction that it means what it says.
Nevertheless it is pleasant to observe this
assurance of respect for the law, from the
..management of the Pennsylvania lines west
of this city. It is to be hoped that the same
spirit in the management of the Eastern
lines, may lead to the instruction of the
agents" of the corporation at Harrisburg and
its representatives in inter-corporate deal
ings that the Constitution of the State of
, Pennsylvania must be respected and en
The rumor tint the Samoan difficulty
' may be compromised by permitting Ger
many to annex those islands while the
United States takes possession of the Sand
wich Islands, is entirely in accordance with
European methods; but it is entirely too
much on the iree-booting order to find favor
with a nation that regards the consent of the
governed as necessary for the just right of
any government.
If a man should interfere with a foot
pad robbing a child or woman, it would
hardly commend itself as a just com
promise to tell him how he could
go and commit a similar robbery on
his own account. Yet that is exactly the
logic of this idea. Because Germany may
commit international highway robbery on
the weak Samoans, the United States is to
set itself Tight by garrotinc the Sandwich
Islanders of their realm, as a richer prize!
If there are any other unconsidered trifles
in the way of territory this theory of gov
ernment would set us on the search for them
(Tor fear some other thief of small national
Sties would get hold of the plunder before
we did.
Thtre may not be too much conscience in
our dealings with the matters of patronage
and corporate privileges; but it is to be
hoped that we have still enough respect in
this country for the rights of weak nations,
to prevent us from entering upon a career of
world-wide land robbery.
"We have been deeply interested, although
somewhat pained, to observe that the es
teemed Chicago Herald quotes approvingly
from the equally esteemed Boston Globe, an
article lauding in jerky paragraphs the
character of ex-President Cleveland. The
pain lies in finding these esteemed Demo
cratic organs presenting as a claim upon
pnblic admiration the assertion that Presi
dent Cleveland "was the firsts President
since the war who was President of the
whole country, and realized that there were
thirty-thVee loyal States in this Union."
We desire to recognize the possibility that
the esteemed Herald has not correctly
quoted the esteemed Globe' in this para
graph; but although it is sometimes wilaly
haphazard in its assertions of fact, its gen
eral typographical accuracy points to the
conclusion that "they both agree upon the
view set forth in the sentence quoted above.
On this basis it is with regret that we no
tice the Democratic authority that there
were but thirty-three loyal States in the
. .Union during President Cleveland's aflrnln-
lstrafton. The disappointing nature of
this revelation impels the inquiry which, in
Mr. Cleveland's opinion, as expressed by
our esteemed cotemporaries, were the five
disloyal States?
Ontside of the personally disappointed
few who have not got what they wanled,
nobody will feel sore, even if the stories be
true that President Harrison is alienating
some distinguished politicians by not ap
pointing their friends to office, or by choos
ing men whom they antagonize. No con
viction would grow more gratefully on the
public mind than one to the effect that the
President means to follow his own lights in
place of being led hither and thither to suit
the caprices of every party manager who has
an inordinate opinion of his own import
ance. Even if it be true that John C. New,
of Indianapolis, is mad because a man whom
he dislikes, viz., Governor Porter, of Indi
ana goes as Minister to Borne, this country
may hope that the administration will sur
vive his anger. Nor will there be a popu
lar or even a party uprising against Presi
dent Harrison should the facts prove strictly
in accord with the tale that the President
has not been hunting around for opportuni
ties to "recognize" Colonel Dudley.
As far as President Harrison was known
there was, before the election, a widespread
impression that he was capable to adminis
ter affairs at the White House. His inau
gural address had the tone of quiet firmness
which heightened this belief. Nothing will
-delight the public more than to see the
President act with reference to his own in
telligence in place of essaying the useless
task of trying to please all the self-appointed
custodians of his will and conscience.
Quite -naturally at the start of the admin
istration, disappointed individuals will be
numerous. The disappointed ones will be
more or less loud or freezing, indignant,sar
castic, or perhaps even openly abusive, in
their expressions. This was the" experience
of Hayes and Garfield, and President Har
rison will have to expect the like, only in
lesser degree. But such, ebullitions, when
met with cold indifference, produce no effect;
and from what is known of President Har
rison's disposition, that is about the sort of
reception they are likely to get.
The interesting little individual with the
long title who came to the United States
upon the extraordinary business of peddling
a history of his domestic difficulties, returns
witHot 5 finding a purchaser for his precious
wares. Thus the information which the
noble Count claimed to have received across
the ocean, that any sort of scandal had a
ready market in the press of the United
States, was falsified. Nor is the report that
he has found a publisher who will put his
Countship's story in book form, any more
likely to be correct.
The whole episode was a curious one. If
the aristocracy of Europe is to be judged by
Di Mcntercole, who claims to be a genuine,
simon-pure article, and by Lord Talbot, who
is now known to have been spurious, we are
afraid that the average American citizen
will feel inclined to conclude that even the
spurious aristocrat is a few degrees less rep
rehensible than the real.
The departing Connt was ill-pleased that
base rumor had described him as a garden
er's son in place of a nobleman. It is, how
ever, the gardeners' sons of fair Italy who
would have just cause to complain on that
score; for it is to be hoped that, among all
those who follow that simple and' worthy
calling, not one would be found to exchange
the homely spade for a pen put to such ig
nominious use as Di Mcntercole found for
his ignoble stylus.
There is certainly ground for the an
nouncement that the leading minds of the
administration are of the opinion that a
more trained diplomatist than Colonel
P. D. Grant is needed lor the Chinese mis
sion. Unless the idea is that
the shape in which our Chi
nese relations were left by the passage of
the Chinese exclusion bill, as the pet cam
paign measure of the last administration,
rendered further diplomacy unnecessary, if
not impossible, it is hard to see how any
other opinion could be entertained with re
gard to Colonel Grant's candidacy.
If it we e decided to let Chinese relations
go to the dogs, where they were sent last
fall, Colonel Grant would, perhaps, beas
capable of drawing the salary of Minister
to China as any other man. But if it is de
sired to cultivate tfe magnificent commer
cial field that was open to us in China, a
man of first-class talent and extraordinary
diplomatic ability is necessary to re
trieve the colossal blunders which
were made for the purpose of catching
the hoodlum vote. Exactly the amount of
pnblic support which the Government is re
quired to furnish the son of General Grant
may be a topic for future discussion; but it is
hardly requisite to give him the one position
in the diplomatic service where first-class
abilities are needed to gain for the indus
tries and commerce of this country the best
foreign market in the world.
This is the only conclusion, if such offices
are to be administered for the benefit oi the
nation; but is it not a rather strong as
sumption on the part of the New York Sun
to say that the appointment will not be
made if Mr. Blaine informs himself of the
connection of Colonel Grant with a certain
stock-watering operation, pointed out by
the Sun? Do we understand our esteemed
cotemporary to assert that Mr. Blaine re
gards transactions in watered stocks as a
disqualification for position in the State
Department? Thatsnch a severe standard
has been set up in regard to appointments
in the diplomatic service is rather hard to
The Independent has printed a number of
replies from moral, religions and charitable
experts to the question: Is New York City
growing better? There is a very encourag
ing significance in the almost unanimous
reply in the affirmative. Only one of those
asked thought New York was growing
worse instead of better, and he was the pro
fessional pessimist, Anthony Comstock. It
is gratifying to know that some of the most
prominent divines and other persons of'
recognized authority think that the moral
to'ne of the metropolis is improving. New
York has grown so rapidly that moral im
provement could not be expected as a mat
ter of course.
While New Yorkers are rejoicing over
the enlargement of their city's righteous
ness, Pittsburgers can likewise with confi
dence take stock of their circumstances
in this regard. Pittsburg, like New York,
has grown apace, her borders have been ex
tended, her people multiplied, and her
wealth enormously increased. Is she grow
ing better? Although we have no statistics
arranged at hand, there can be no doubt
that the answer must be yes. Perhaps her
moral improvement has not been equal to
her material betterment, but there is abund
ance of evidence on all sides that Pittsburg
is steadily growing better.
But a few years ago several forms of vice
were not afraid to show themselves plainly
in the sight of all men here. These vices
hare not been extirpated, hut they have
been driven into hiding. The growth in
public virtue is demonstrated by the retire
ment of vice. Taking the city as a whole,
temperance, decency and morality in gen
eral are daily taking a stronger hold, and
all that is criminal and vicious is being
beaten down.
The movement of Austrian troops' toward
the Servian frontier indicates the disap
proval of that power over the retirement of
Milan. Probably the Austrian Court feels
that to force a disreputable monarch to re
sign is an offensive slur at the Hapsburgs.
It would be interesting if the long smol
dering "Eastern Question' should break ont
into flame over this lame duck of royalty. v
The report that the Lincoln monument
at Springfield, 111., is falling into decay,
fills the heart of the patriotic New Yorkers
with a swelling local pride. They are tak
ing great care that no damage of that sort
shall affect the Grant monument.
All things considered, the appointment
of Mr. Walker Blaine to succeed Francis
Wharton was not one of the most discreet
acts possible. Of course it would be hard
to declare that a great American statesman
shall not provide for his own family; hut it
is hardly wise to do it in such a way as to
provoke remark by the contrast between the
appointee and his predecessor.
When will a syndicate of railroads de
velop the grand stroke of policy of hiring
the President of the United States to resign
for the purpose of taking a bigger salary
iom the combined corporations?
Arabian immigrants are reported to be
arriving at Castle Garden at the rate of
about 150 per week. They must be sent here
to report on the condition of the American
almshouses, as a preliminary, to a general
immigration in retaliation for the Caucasian
irruption into the Arabian preserves of
Northern Africa.
The Indiana Legislature seems to have
adopted the prevalent idea that it can shut
out the products of other States, the Con
stitution of the United States, to the con
trary notwithstanding.
By the time that the Government has
paid indemnity for a few more anti-Chinese
riots like that in Milwaukee, it may dawn
upon the minds of the public that the best
way of treating this non-assimilation of the
Mongolians is not in the direction of assim
ilating their property by mob law.
The report that the son of the Prince
of Wales will visit the United States and
Canada next summer, puts Anglomaniao
society in a flutter from Boston to the Gol
den Gate. '
Despite the efforts of the fake manu
facturers, both German and American, the
sitnation at Samoa remains particularly
peacefnl. This being the case, it is possible
that Messrs. Kasson, Bates and Willie
Walter Phelps will succeed in preserving
the peace at Berlin.
Colonel Fellows seems to have been
highly successful in his efforts to prosecute
the New York boodlers so as to guard
against the possibility of conviction.
The scarcity of farm hands in the pro
vince of West Prussia has led its Governor
to propose the introduction of Chinese la
bor. If Germany wants a coolie agricultu
ral population this country will take the
German bone and sinewand make American
citizens of them.
St. Patbick's Day will have a very
quiet and orderly celebration if the Sunday
liquor law is enforced to-day.
The announcement by a railroad official,
in an interview published yesterday, that
the railroads will not be the first to violate
the inter-State commerce law," is very re
assuring from the fact that if the railroads
do not violate the law, no one else can.
Sir Richard Webster, the British Attor
torney General, Is noted for the beauty of his
singing voice, and is in great requestnt all so
cial entertainments.
President Harbison and his Cabinet are
great smokers. The President and Secretary
Tracy are the most inveterate smokers in the
crowd, though Windom Is not far behind them.
am Julias' PAUNCEroTE, the newly ap
pointed British Minister to this country, will
leave England for Washington abont the end
of March. He will come over alone. Lady
Pauncefote and the family will not come over
until fall.
Archdeacon Collet, preaching on Satan
recently at St James' Church, Marylebone,
London, replying to an imaginary remonstrance
from those who believe in giving the devil his
due, exclaimed: "Ah, my friends, if we gave
the devil his due many of us would be miss
ing." The awkwardness of the use of "us" in
such a case occurred to him afterward, and he
seemed seriously embarrassed, while- the con
gregation smiled.
M. Resier Chalon, who has just died, wag
the originator of one of the greatest hoaxes of
the nineteenth century. About 60 years ago,
biblio-maniacs were set crazy by the Issuing of
catalogues announcing the sale of the library
of the Connt de Fortsas. Nearly every book
named in the catalogue was a rare and valuable
one, and some of them would have been almost
priceless. It was not until the day named for
the sale had nearly arrived that it was discov
ered that the "Whole thing was a sell devised by
Chalon. There was no Count da Fortsas, nor
enr library to be sold.
The New York World says: William D.
Howells is living quietly in this city and Is at
work on a New York novel. It is said that
Howells read in the newspapers that Robert
Louis Stevenson intended to settle here soon
and become the novelist of the metropolis. To
forestall this design the exponent of realism in
American fiction hastened to New York and is
now studying the varied phases of life which
make this the most cosmopolitan city in the
world. But there need be no rivalry between
Howells and Stevenson in this matter. There
is sufficient unused material for fiction in 2 ew
York to give occupation to a dozen men of real
The London Timet was hoaxed a century-ago
nearly as badly as in the present instance by a
clever gang of forgers, who got up a bogus edition
of the French paper L' Eclair, at the time rec
ognized as an authority on matters of interna
tional news. The paper contained what pur
ported to be the text of a treaty of peace be
tween the French Republic and the Emperor
of Austria. A copy was got into tho hands of
the correspondent of the Times at Dover, and
from him went to London, where the alleged
treaty was published in the Times, and was
such good and unexpected news that the stock
market went up with a rush. It was several
days before It was discovered that the paper
was a forged edition, and had been gotten up
by London speculators to bring about a boom
in stocks.
The Desire of Kicking.
From Detroit Free Pres.l
The American baseDall players are having
some remafrkabfe experiences in England,
They will attend services at Westminster
Abbey on Sunday. When during their visit
the Speaker of the House of Commons over
ruled a point of order made by one .of the
members Anson shouted: "Kick, you bloom
ing chump, kick! Don't let the umpire dq
you upl"
prrrsBtmG dispXtoh,
Solid Silver Sore The Spring's First Bow-
Living Up High A Bnrbnrous Story-
'Have you seen the solid silver tea service
Mrs. Brownest gave to Mabel?" asked one wise
young woman of another, In my hearing yester
day. "I saw the service, but I didn't think it was
solid silver," was the reply.
"Oh, jesrl know it is solid silver, because I
could hardly lift it, it was so heavy," the learned
young woman responded confidently.
Blizzards, rainstorms and heaven knows
what awful atmospheric disturbances hare
been promised us every day during the week
now past, but spring, all the same, has certain
ly given us her first bow, and the week ended
yesterday with glorious blue sky, warm cheer
ful air and all the birds singing their heart
ont. The buds on the trees are swelling fast,
and Ismail patches of vivid green in the fields
declare that the tender grass is beginning its
long decoration day for nature.
.But the pessimists won't let us forget that
there is yet time for another touch of winter
before the spring settles down to stay.
There is nothing like taking a cheerful view
of things.
Somebody was condoling with a friend of
mine because the latter was about to occupy
a house at the summit of a very lofty hill. It
would be such a terrible climb, and so emi
nently disagreeable in winter to reach the
bouse. Butmyfrjendrepliedbuoyantly: "Not
at all you don't look at the advantages. See
what a superb view we shall have of all the
country around, and then you know in winter I
mean to buy a large package of shingles and
give one to my huinand every day to slide
do wn the hill upon. There's nothing liko living
on the top of the hill.
The cool manner in whlcll half the store
keepers in jown take possession of the side
walk, often to the entire exclusion of pedes
trians, is one of the eccentric delights that are
singularly prevalent In Pittsburg.
If it is not the duty of the police to keep
storekeepers from making the sidewalks im
passable, it would be instructive to know who
is? The nnisance is growing with the city or
a little ahead of it, and a remedy quick and
sure is being demanded by the public at large.
A babreb complained to me the other day
that he had noticed that it is every day be
coming more the correct thing for men to
shave themselves, and that barbers generally
were suffering a diminution of their customers.
Perhaps one of tbe reasons for the growing
popularity of shaving oneself is to be found in
an experience a friend of mine had last week
in a barber shop. He went Into the shop In a
great hurry 'and told the barber he had to
make a train. The barber said he would make
the best time ho could. Although my
friend has not a strong beard, that barber
sawed away, stopping to strop his instrument
of torture every ten seconds, for no less than
33 minutes. By that time the shavee, if I may
use the word, was nearly crazy, having missed
his train and been cut In several places, but
only half his faoe was shaved. Well, to end
the story, my friend-had to take the razor from
the barber and did then and there finish shav
ing himself.
The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Says That Democrat Must Go,
Special Telegram to The Dlsoatcb.
Saratoga, March 16. The Hon. George S.
Batcheller, recently appointed Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury, has spent the day here
and received many congratulations. He is
looked upon as the central local figure of po
litical influence and official patronage. It
might be too much to say that every Repub
lican voter In Saratoga Borings expects an ap
pointment from General Batcheller, but it Is
safe to say that before he leaves here he will
have received applications enough from his
fellow citizens to pretty nearly fill all the
offices at the disposal of the Treasury Depart
ment, and yet be gives no encouragement
to tbe hope that Saratogians will receive
special favors. To The Dispatch reporter
General Batcheller said:
"There is no political significance in my ap
pointment. I aid not ask for the place. It
came to me unsolicited. I was recommended
to the position by General Tracy and Benator
Hiscock and others. It 14 neither a Miller ap
pointment nor a Plitt appointment. I am no
body's man. I am a Republican. My depart
ment of the Treasury is tbe one to which ap
plications for appointments are made, and it
must be that everybody knows this, for the
mail brings me daily from 75 to 100 letters, ask
ing for positions:, besides, the personal applica
tions are constant and innumerable. There are
a great many places to be filled. Civil service
rules will be respected, but I cannot say how
fully they will control. My opinion is that
there will be numerous changes. Under a Re
publican administration official positions be
long to and should be filled by Republicans."
He Will Embark. In tho Samo Boat With
W. J. Arkell.
Canajoharie, N. Y., March IS. Russell B.
Harrison, son of the President, arrived here
to-day from Washington, and is the guest of
Senator Arkell. It was learned that he had
purchased an Interest in Frank Leslie's Weekly
fromW. .J. Arkell, of the Judge. Mr. Hani
son saia to a reporter that he would return to
Montana early in April and take charge of
Frank Leslie's Weekly, from Chicago to the
Pacific coast.
"Tbe first issueunderthe now management,"
Mr. Harrison said, will appear on May 7- It
will be a double number and will be devoted
largely to scenes connected with the ceremo
nies of the Centennial celebration of Washing
ton's inauguration."
Mr. Harrison also said that arrangements
had been made to illustrate tbe towns and
scenery of tbe West by a new process. In an
swer to an Inquiry as to what part of the work
he would manage, Mr. Harrison said: "That
can be described properly by a remark made
by Senator Arkell." The West is so much
broader than tbe East that to run a great pa
per like Frank Leslie's Weekly the labor
should be divided. The work will be so ar
ranged as to give me the progressive Wesfaqd
W. J. Arkell the enterprising East. My head
quarters will be at Helena,
Grasping Hooslerdom.
From the New York World. 1
Indianapolis has doubled her police force.
The grasping tendencies now dominating) Hoo
sierdom are well illustrated by the determina
tion of her capital to keep tbe peace.
A New Anlmnl Discovered.
From the Chicago Times.
Jngwnmpsls whatfhe Prohibitionists down
East call the high license party.
James J. Fentan.
James J. Fenton, of the firm of Abell & Co., in
surance agents of this city, died yesterday after
noon at the borne on Liberty street, near
Fourth avenue. For several years he. had been
suffering with that oread disease, consumption,
and on a half dozen different occasions his lamlly
expected him to receive the last summons which
comes to everybody. His tenacity to lire was re
markable, ana each time be rallied to go back to
bis business. About a year ago be took a trip to
the South, but It did not do him much good.
Several weeks ago he again took to his bed, and
at last gave himself up to tbe grim conqueror,
death. About 4 o'clock yesterday he breathed his
last, conscious to the end He was surrounded
bv his mother and family at the time.
Mr. Fenton was for many years connected with
the firm of Albrce Co., on Wood street. 'He
was offered and accepted a position with the Me
chanics' National Bank about two years ago, but
his tailing health., compelled him to give it up.
HJs I antral wilt take place from Bt. Paul's Ca
thedral to-morrow morning.
Sirs, James A, floras.
Tbe many friends of Mrs. James A. Burns were
hocked to hear of her deatb, from typhoid fever,
last Friday at 3P.M. She was the wife of the well
known young business man. J. A. Burns, of this
city, living at 109 Page street, Allegheny, and ber
parents' home is In Wilmington,. Del. Bho had
been married scarcely two years, and her friends.
in Wilmington, and the many sho mado In this'
eltv. will be grieved to hear or tbe cbarmlngladv's
sudden death, hue leaves oue child, a beautiful
.little babe, and If honest sympathy can assuage a
young husband's grief over the loss or a beautiful
and accomplished wife, Mr. Burns will not find
himself without friends on this sad occasion.
Prof, A, 8. Welsh.
Das MOINES, IOWA, March 14. -A. S. Welsh
died at Pasadena, Cat., yesterday. He was once
President of the Iowa Agricultural College at
Ames, was a United Btates Senator from Florida
soon after the war and had since been promi
nently engaged in educational work. He was at
one time President of the Michigan Normal
bcbooL went from there to Iowa and was Presi
dent of tho Agricultural College for H years, and
after resigning remained as Professor of Psy.
Morton Clieeaman.
Baj? Francisco, March is Morton Cheesman,
an old resident and prominent capitalist, died
here yesterday of laryngitis. He was about do
years old, and was a native of Mew York. He
leaves a lortune of 600,000.
SundIx K0HT-i7,
Forced to Explain Their Rates Before tbe
Inter-State Commission;
Washisotos, March it Inresponse to the
request of the Inter-State Commerce Commis
sion contained in the circular letter of March
8, the representatives of the railway-carriers
comprising the trunk line association, ap
peared before the commission to-day for the
purpose of showing what their respective ex
port rates are, and explaining tbe manner of
making tbem. The evidence given by the
roads was generally satisfactory until the Wa
bash and Western road was reached.
Mr. Sumner Hopkins, of this road, said that
tbe rates are made for export by adding the in
land and ocean rates. Theyhad quoted through
rates only since the rule of the commission was
Issued requiring the Inland rate to be stated
separately. They had done this to meet .rates
made by other companies. He would bave no
knowledge of his company receiving less than
the seaboard rates, as such bills weie settled
by the1 General Freight Department. He knew
of no reason why the rules made J)J the com
mission in regard to tho tariff should not be
carried out. Ho claimed that his road always
received the inland rate, but be did not know
when a reduction was mado whether the ocean
rate bore the loss or nbt. The General Freight
Agent might have assignments with the steam
ship companies whicb lie knew nothing abont.
Under the questioning of Jndge Pond, of the
Lake Shore, the witness said be did not know
what tbe ocean rate was, and when asked how
be could make a through rate when be did not
know the ocean rate, be did not answer. When
asked about recent bills of lading signed by his
name which stated tbe through rate at 67 when
tbe ocean rate was 30, he said he had no per
sonal knowledge of those bills, as they were
maao ont by his chief clerk. Tbe General
Freight Department made all divisions of
Mr. C. M. Hayes, tho General Manager of tbe
Wabash, protested against the representative
of his company being examined by the counsel
of tte competing road. - If roads vere to be
represented by connsel they would come pre
pared. Chairman Cooley said tbe examination could
not be considered to-day, and that tbe examin
ation should be continued -to some otber day.
when the roads could be represented by their
counsel. After a brief discussion relative to
the best time for continuing tbe conference, it
was decided to meet again on Monday morning.
The conference then adjourned.
Charges -of Bribery Against nn Eager
- Municipal Candidate.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Syracuse, March 16. The charter election
in this city in February resulted In putting six
Republicans and fire Democrats in Common
Council. The chief office to be filled by tbe
Council was that of City Treasurer, which pays
a salary of $4,700, beside a considerable sum in
percentageslind perquisites. Alderman Beager,
Republican, representing tbe Eighth ward. Im
mediately claimed this appointment as belong
ing within bis district, and presented as bis
candidate "Yoke" Doollttie. a well-known
politician. Seager wont into the Republican
caucus, but, falling to carry his point, joined
with tbe five Democrats and secured tbe ap
pointment of Benjamin W. Roscoe, a Demo
crat. Seager has declared that there was money in
the deal, and that Roscoe bad offered him
53,000 to vote for him. Tbe pullsbed stories
and the inflamed state of public opinion caused
tbe District Attorney to bring the case to the
attentioa of the grand jury. Evidence was se
cured showing that Roscoe had drawn 33,000
from the bank, tbe afternoon of his election,
and otherwise making out a strong prima facie
case. The grand jury to-day reported an in
dictment for bribery against Roscoe. He was
arrested this afternoon, and admitted to 5,000
ball. The defendant is the senior member of
the firm of Roscoe Brothers. Bis bond of
$500,000 as Treasurer has not been accepted by
tbe Common Council, on account of the charges
against him, and tbe old Treasurer is holding
New York Will be the Second City if Its
Boundaries Are Enlarged,
If the plan to enlarge the boundaries of New
York City Is sanctioned by the Legislature,
says tbe New York Sun, the city would rank
second in size and population among the cities
of the world.
First, of course. Is London. But there are
four Londons, just as there are four Pekings
There Is the old "city" of London, still dis
tinct In theory, which covers only a few square
miles Then there Is another political London
that occupies 122 square miles. Next is postal
London, which extends over 250 square miles,
and, finally, police London, which spreads out
to the enormous area of 687 miles, with a popu
lation of 4,000,000.
Next would come the proposed New York,
covering 820 squaro miles, with a population of
3,000,000. As It Is now It covers 42 square miles,
population 1,000,000. Third is Paris In its larger
scope as a political division, tbe department of
the Seine, which extends over 184 square miles,
having a population of 2,250,000. Sprawling
Philadelphia is a good fourth, having 130
sanare miles and anonnlatlon of 850.000. Tokio.
or "Yeddo," used to be put down jn tbe geogra
phies as tbe largest city in the world. But that
was Decanse we naa to taise tne native accounts
of it. When foreigners were allowed to visit
the county the size of the metropolis shrank
very fast. There Is enough left, however, to
maKeltone of the largest cities. It cover 60
square miles and has a population of 800.000.
Berlin comes next with 8 square miles and
a population of 1,000,000.
General Badeaa Doubles Sirs. Grant's Un
pretentious Donation.
New York, March 16. The Citizens Com
mittee to aid tho Confederate Soldiers' Home
at Austin, Tex., to-day received a letter from
Admiral Porter, in which he says: "The Con
federate Veterans are, as of yore, our fellow
countrymen; and, In regard to the hostile feel
ing between the northern and Southern sol
diers the latter bave long since forgotten it.
Out of the conflict sprung many good qualities
which we might hive not otherwise possessed
humanity, sympathy and magnanimous feel
ings against those who warred against tbe
Union. The North Is f nil of prosperity and tne
South, under the new order of things, is rapid
ly following her footsteps. The stars shine
brightly for us alLand having secured tbe per
petuation of tbe Union it behooves us of the
North to assist those who are overwhelmed
with adversity. This is the best way to make a
united country. There should be no North; no
South, but ono nation over which the stars and
stripes should wave forever."
General Adam Badeau sends a letter in which
he acknowledges tender care Tecelved by him
in a Southern hospital during the war, and de
clares that tbe project is not one ofcharity, bnt
of patriotism. He incloses a check for 50.
Colonel Robert lngersoll will deliver a lecture
in aid of the fund at the Acadamy of Music
March 24.
gome Residents of New York Who Live at a
Smnll Cost.
Hew York, March 16. The Chinese of this
city, who number over 8,000, live more cheaply
than the people of any otber race to be found
here. The Italians come next to the Chinese
In tbe cheapness of their living, and the Bohe
mians stand next to the Italians In this respect.
Tbe mortality of the Chinese residing In Mew
York is greater, in proportion to their number,
than that of any other race, though most of
tbem cat American food. They are apt to find
our climate hard on them.
A well-Informed Italian resident of this city
recently said that most of hIslaboring country
men here live at an expense of not more than
40 cents a day, and hoard what they may earn
beyond that sum. The Bohemian cigarmakcrs.
who number thousands, are compelled by
necessity to liye as cheaply as possible.
Despite London Fogs It Is a Bower of
Benntlful Flowers.
The London home of Jean Ingelow is fn
Kensington. The houso Is built of light-colored
brick, and Is surrounded by a pretty garden, in
whicb flowers are Kept blooming in the winter.
Inside the house tbere are more flowers in pots
and in vases. Miss Ingelow is so fond of flowers
that sho writes of tencr in her conservatory
than anywhere else. All her writing is done
before gaslight, or ratber before night, for
London fogs render gaslight often necessary at
very early hours in the day.
Many Millions Purchased Since the Circular
of April 17 Was Issued.
Washington, March 16. Tbe total amount
of bonds purchased to date, under tho circular
ofAprlll7.isS125.21!l,&J0. of which $5LS37,300
were 4 per cents and 573,882,650 were 4 per
cents. Tbe total cot of these bonds were
$14o.913,V00, of which 885,923,899 was paid for the
4 per cents and 580,020,001 were 4 per cents.
The total amount of bonds purchased to date
during the present administration la (2,261,850,
all of which were 4 per cents.
Curious Loro Regarding the Timepieces of
a. Primitive Race A Strange Icelandic
Dial IlIeientoei of an Ease-Loving
People Countries Without Clocks.
From the London Standard.! .
Sun dials, like clepsydras and candle-clocks,
nave so long been superseded as time-measurers
that the extraordinary collection of lit
erary lore relating to them, embodied in tbe
late Mrs. Gatty's work on the Subject, is likely
to prove a sort of revelation to most of its
readers. Until well into this century very few
people in Iceland owned a clock, tho only dial
in use being the natural horizon of each, own
ship, divided Into eight equal parts by moun
tain peaks, where such 'were situated conven
iently, and by pyramids of stone when natural
marks were wanting. In the district of Bond
fjord, in Norway, a "town clock" of a like
construction was in use, and, to the end of the
last century, a device of the same kind existed
at Settle, in Yorkshire. A pile of rocks on a
hill behind the town casta shadow upon large
slabs of stone placed at regular Intervals, and
marked Vtth numbers corresponding to tbe
hour of the day. Even yet country folk will
set their clocks by noting the moment when
the sun strikes along a groove in the floor just
within tho house door, and at an angleTrith
the threshold, and to this day the Greenland
ers at a dreary post In the Walgatz Strait watch
for the sunbeams on a particular ebink in the
mountain opposite, In order to regulate their
timepieces.af ter the long night of four months.
Of coarse tho wealthy Eskimo may no w acquire
some kind of watch, and the progress of Eu
ropean ways Is fast rendering the pocket dials,
once so common in Japan, as obsolete a fashion
as the Dalmios and their two-sworded retainers.
Time Was Not Always Money.
From the time when Ahaz, of Jndah, reared
his famons gnomon, to the hour when the Eng
lish parson set up one on tbe gable end of the
vicarage, these measures of time were well
fitted for a leisurely nge. In which a few
mlnntes more or less were of no earthly ac
count whatever. Babylonians and Egyptians,
Greeks and Romans, Peruvians and Mexicans,
were energetic, bnt not- breatbless, peoples.
Knowing that time and they were match for
any other two, they did not work at high
pressure. The hanging gardens were not, we
take it, offered to open tender, and judging
from the nay pyramids have lasted, these
structures were not built by contractors under
heavy penalties to hand tbem over by a stipu
lated date. A people in no great hurry could
afford to Indulge In easy ways of noting the
lapse of time. They bad floral clocks, like that
which Llnntens set up In tbe Garden of Upsala,
In which the hours were rudely noted by flow
ers which opened and shut at fixed periods.
Then there was a still quainter dial In the
grounds of Wentwortb Castle, the numerals
being cut in box edgings, while a clipped yew
tree In the center acted as the gnomon.
Tbe Eloquence of Shadows.
The people who made and used sun dials
were a leisurely race of men. in nobaste, they
liked to be sure, and this requirement their
timekeepers possessed in an eminent degree.
For if tbey failed to tell the tale of the pass
ing hours for days and weeks at a time, when
tbey did undertake to play clerk to the sun,
their word might be accepted with the utmost
confidence. . Dials never got out of order.
They required no regulating or cleaning. Hav
ing no escapement, it was hopeless for tbe most
knavish artizans to affect the necessity of put
ting In a new one. Day in and day out, the
shadow of the gnomon moved, telling silently
the hours of toil and the hours of play, tbe time
when the dinner horn was to be sounded and
the tolling horses unyoked from tbe plow.
Then, when the sun set and tbe dial was
shadowless, the village thought of sleep, and
certainly not of work,
A Slow Going Race.
These old dials are thus th6 voiceless chroni
clers of a peaceful world, in which days apd
years passed without leaving any mark behind
them of a tlmo when therewero no trains to
catch, when the 'Squire rode to Quarter Ses
sions at his own pace, and when country folk
who got a lift by tbe wagon were ready long
before the driver bad finished his last mug of
ale. They tell of a slow-paced folk, who did
not reckon by minutes, or dream of such neces
sities as watches with second hands, who slept
much on benches at noon, and to most of wbom
it was, as Prince Hal told Falstaff, "superfluous
to know tbe time of day." By them the farmer
set bis laborers to work, and the village
Muezzin called tbe faithful to prayer, just as
they do in these more driving times of Yankee
clocks at seven-and slxpence.and watches which
keep time with pleasing variety and cost less
than many a self-respecting farmer would have
spent In a steady bout of October ale.
A Buslness-Llko Blottu.
The mottoes inscribed on sun dials are, as
might bave been expected, in keeping with the
character of the people who engraved tbem.
They are never long, for, as Jo Gargery re
marked to Pip, "poetry costs money, cut it how
you will;" and they are always moral. The
dignity of dialing would not brook tbe vulgar
tongue, except, perhaps. In Italy, where In
spite of Petrarch's contempt for bis native
Tuscan, tbere are a good many mottoes in
words understood of the people. That popu
lar instruction was not the intention of tbe
majority of those who Inscribed grave senti
ments on their dials may, however, be inferred
from the fact that the few which are in any
way humorous are in English. "Be gone about
your business" was inscribed on a dial of the
old brick house which stood at the east end of
the Inner Temple terrace ratber more than 60
years ago. The legend Is that the dialist, pest
ering the benchers for a motto, was testily told
to "go about his business," and being a dull
man, took this for the required Inscription.
Curious Church Inscriptions.
The most terse and, from a business point
of view, not the least witty motto is the one
which appears over the door of a public house
near Grenoble. "Hora blbendi," the suggestion
being that any hour is good enough for trying
the landlord's wine. Yet we imagine that even
this bit of Latmity, which might bare been
written by the scholastic landlord with whom
Strap and Roderick Random disputed over the
bill in Horatian verse, is plagiarized. For,
curiously enough, "N unc hora blbendi" ap
pears on nearly every .church-clock in the
country about Abries (near Monte Viso), a
mistake, one might fancy, for "Hora est
benefaclendi," which Is to be seen at Hyeres.
Shakespearian mottoes are few. As for the
poets generally, they seem never to have been
drawn upon.
The Small Salaries Paid Men Who Hold
Responsible Positions.
From tbe New York San. J
"It Isrremarkable," said a welt-known bank
official the other day, "what small salaries are'
paid to men who are entrusted with the dally
handling of vast sums of money. Take the
cashiers, the tellers and the bookkeepers In
our large financial institutions. Their salaries
are comparatively small, while their responsi
bilities are immense. I know a President of a
bank note company In this city who receives
510,000 a year. He handles at least one thou
sand times that amount of securities every
year, and his opportunities for theft are tre
mendous. His position compels him to live
hlgb, and yet be has little income outside of his
salary. A casbler of one of our banks testified
at theKerr trial tbe otbtr day to handling un
limited $1,000 bills, and yet bis salary is less
than $7,600. It is a wonder to me that tbere are
not more defalcations."
The moon that eve was usually bright.
And it turned the darkness Into light.
And o'er the hills In my buggy I flew,
"Wlillc scaled beside was a girl In blue;
And tho man In the moon looked on and said:
"My boy and girl you should not wed,
Por marriage Is a failure."
We beeded not the green cheese man.
And faster and faster the old horse ran,
Until themlnUter's bouse we reached.
And he tied the knot and then he preacb ed
In direct opposition to the man in the moon,
Por Instead of failure he declared it a boon,
And I am sure we have found It that.
Sixes of the times Barefeet and sodawater.
Cashier You will have to be identified be
fore I can cash this check.
Dainty maiden I thought I would. So I just
brought my photograph along. Ain't that me,
and ain't me that r
Husband My dear, I am afraid this cake
will start to weep.
Wife-Why f
Husband It's so very sad.
BtuttY Barkeeper, there is nothing in this
lemonade but seeds and sugar.
MiiSsecper-Well, my friend, If you stay with
thai free lunch much longer those seeds will be
'Give me a paper that has all the news,
With editorials to match."
Tbe newsboy put bis band In bis pile
And pulled out aPrnsuUKa Dispatch, i
a s. a '
l -
k Co-Operutlve Clubhouse.
New York, March 16. The Authors' Club
proposes to build a big combination clubhouse
eight or ten stories hlgb, in which the uozen or
more clerks' clubs in the city which, like Itself,
have no need of an entire building, may have
their headquarters. The lower half of the
building will be devoted to such clubs and the
upper half to studios and apartments for those
club menwho will want to lire under the same
roof with their clubs. The building will be
provided with elevators, and probably with a
restaurant, which would serve the other ten
ants as well as the clubs. It win also have a
common ball, which' each club may use for
banquets, receptions and other occasions re
quiring plenty of room.
Not Frightened OS by Carnegie.
The directors of the proposed building to
take tbe place of tbe Madison Square Garden
deny that they have abandoned their under
taking because of Andrew Carnegie's Intention
to build a big music hall at Seventh avenue
and Fifty-seventh street. They say that the
company is In good shape and that there Is
every reason for predicting tbe success of the
undertaking. Tbe reason It has not begun to
build Is because all the money necessary to
complete tbe structure hasn't been paid in
and the directors did not want to stop for want
of funds after they have once started.
Paid for Their Happiness
The three men wbo applauded when Thomas
B. Kerr was acquitted of bribing the boodle
Aldermen, last night, were arraigned before
Judge Daniels, in the Supreme Court, this
morning. They were Chauncey F. Kerr, brother
of the alleged boodler; Hugh J. Connell, who
married his cousin, and Lawrence H. Irwin,
bis bookkeeper. Tbey all acknowledged their
offense, bnt declared they were so overjoyed at
tbe verdict tbat tbey didn't know what they
were doing; they certainly intended no disre
spect to the Court. They were all three fined
$23 each, in spite of Colonel Bob Ingersoll's
plea that ho has seen tbe lawyers engaged in a
successful suit get on the table and give three
cheers. In answer to the plea. Judge Danjels
said: "It's lucky the counsel in this case did
not imitate them." Mr. Bird, Kerr's other
lawyer, paid the fines. Bob lngersoll ought to
have done so, as he received $25,000 as his fee for
defending the alleged boodler 110,000 as a re
tainer and the remainder on getting the ver
dict. Mrs, Langtrr Recovering.
Mrs. Langtry is better to-day, and even her
physicians now think she can fulfill her Phila
delphia engagement. The tonsllltls has disap
peared, and with it the weakness that is its ac
companiment. The operation on her nose has
been so successful that she says she has not
been able to articulate so clearly for a year as
she can now.
A Missing man Heard From.
Andrew Van Buskirk, of Brooklyn, a grocer
who disappeared on January 22, has written to
his wife from Denver that he went away be
cause he could not make any money In Brook
lyn. He Instructed ber to sell out his business
and pay his debts, and ends by bidding her
goodby. Beyond announcing that he will
not return to Brooklyn, he says nothing as to
the future.
Two More Centenarians Gone.
The deaths of two centenartans were re
ported to-day. One was Emily Tracy, an in
mate of the M.E.Church Home, who was bom in
Norwich, Conn., 102 years and 7 months ago.
She was a widow. Her room was decorated
with flags and flowers on her 102d birthday.
She didn't understand what the bunting was
for. and asked if the Americans had won a
victory over the English. The Home seems to
be a breeding place for centenarians. One of
its Inmates Is said to hare died at the age of
117. Phillls Nad. a colored woman, wbo was
born in New Jersey, and had formerly been a
slave, died at 212 East Ninety-seventh street at
the age of almost exactly 100 years.
Mr. Cleveland's Last Formal Interview
With the Supreme Coart.
Prom the Baltimore guml
When the Justices of the Supreme Court
made their first formal call upon Mr. Cleve
land, four years ago, the interview was rather
stiff, because the President was not personally
acquainted with any of the members. It was
entirely different the other day, when the first
call was made upon the present Executive.
During his service in the Senate Mr. Harrison
made tbe personal acquaintance of all the
members of the court, and he knew Chief Jus
tice Fuller before the latter was called to the
After shaking bands with the Justices, the
President Inquired after the health of Mr.
Justice Matthews, and expressed his wish for
his speedy return to health. He then, bowing
to all of tbem, said pleasantly he hoped they
would all live long and prosper. "For," said
he, "I do not want to be called upon to make
any appointments upon your bench durfug my
"Well, you will not be troubled In that way, if
we can help it," said one of the justices.
"Here is our boy member," said another, as
he turned to Mr. Justlco Bradley, who wears
his 76 years with a sprlghtliness and activity
of mind Which are remarkable.
The President and the judge smiled at each
other, and there was a merry twinkle in the
eye of the latter as he acknowledged the com
A Living Man Whose Legs Have Turned to
Wood or fetone.
Alb ANT, GA., March IB. Guy Jones, col
ored, works with Mr. F. A. Clegg; of Lea
county, and is unlike any other man only in
that his legs and hands are petrified. These
members are as hard as ordinary wood, and the
pressure which one could Impose with a finger
nail failed to. mako any Indentation in the
flesh. The negro says that he bas no feeling in
them whatever, but that If they are cut the
blood will flow as from the person of an or
dinary man.
Gny is free to talk abont his oddity, and says
tbat it commenced on him nine years ago. "Tbe
doctor told me then that It would kill me in
four years," said tbe man, "but," with a grin,
"I am here yet,"
Convenient for High Odditis.
From tba Boston Herald.!
The Governor of Pennsylvania uses s graph
ophone. It enables blm to talk to office seekers
and go visiting at tbe same time. It fills a
want long felt by high officials.
Reversible sunset scenes are those which
look the same no matter which side is up.
It is not necessary to call every painting of
a blind girl "Nydia," but, nevertheless, It is
Whenever a piece of Roman statuary a
couple of thousand years old is found the scien
tists call It "naw."
The prices which are attached to 4x6 pict
ures with frames six Inches wide refer to the
paintings, as.a rule, not to tbe frames.
A portrait painter makes himself popular
with girls wbo possess hair bordering on tbe
tinge of sunset by doing their pictnres in black
and white.
JlR. De WAOI.KWER, tho great impression
ist, gave a "private view" last week, and after
ward yielded to bis friends' wishes and gave up
the public exhibition.
A CEUTAIX artist is so fond of detail that If
he paints a profile on one side of tbe canvas bo
always turns it over and paints the other side
of tho face on the back.
The young artist wbo went from Ohio to
Paris last summer to study Is hard at work.
He hopes to know enough French shortly to
understand his teacher.
Sojtb portraits which appear In newspapers
are pretty bad, but the victims should be glad
tbat they didn't live when the portrait would
have been worked In tapestry.
Emperor Wiiaiam Is going to send busts
of himself to some European sovereigns. Per
haps Germany would like the busts and let
William distribute himself around.
AWfA Tadema Is" so very correct that he
went to an old ruin in Rome and got down on
his bands and knees to count the number of
different shades, in .the tiler of tbe marble
floor. '
New York Evening Bun.
A 40-pound lake trout waa eaagM aft
Stlgnace a few days ago. It was eabalfiMd
In ice and sent to New York,
The curfew horn & still Mown every
night at 9 o'clock byamantounUonnattho
market cross In the old Yorkshire town of
The principal instructor is s'Baltiaiara
commercial school bas committed suicide be
cause his recently published hook was not a
Jackson, Mich., PresbyteriftBS held a
church banquet a few nights ago, 6 'M
men cooks, waiters, dishwashers, etft, old. all
tbe work.
The remains of an unknown preTiistorio
monster hajre been dug up near Livingstoa,
Neb., by well-diggers. Xlneof the teeth of tha
animal measured U inches long by 4 in breadta.
Testimony in a recent suit brought by
Harris, of Philadelphia, to obtain wages dua
him, revealed tbe fact that he had been em
Ployed to make trousers for 90 cent! a doaen, or
7 cents a pair.
The lising generation in- Austtalia is
developing a peculiar nasal twang in the voice
that promises to become as distinctive as is the
Yankee twang in this country. The school
teachers of the country have been exhorted to
suppress the twang.
A duck was killed In Spottslyvania
county, Virginia, which had a nail two inchea
long protruding through the gizzard Into tho
entrails. It seemed to cause the duck no in
convenience, as It was as lively as a cricketbe
f ore it was killed.
A Canadian paper wants to know why
6,000,000 Canadians should pay more to be gov
erned than 60,000,000 Americans pay. The IS
Cabinet officers of Ottawa receive 1105 000 a
year, while the eight Cabinet officers of tha
United States receive 64,000.
Thirteen miles from Cheyenne is what
is said to be the largest horse farm in tbe
world. There are 120,000 acres of land, where
roam 5,000 horses, which require the constant
attention of 68 men. One hundred miles of
wire fence keeps the animals in bounds.
In Connecticut last -week a man who
pleaded guilty to killing another man was sen
tenced to three months to jail and fined 51. la
Boston last week a man who was convicted of
mutilating a book belonging to the public
library was sentenced to five months in jail.
A young woman, of Bidgeway, Canada,
has had the banns of matrimony between her
self and two of her lovers read in the parish
church, tbe clergyman having decided that sha
is free to choose between them at the altar.
This is anew and startling departure in wed
dings. A mineral that resembles coal has been
found on a farm at Southwest Harbor, Me. It
burns briskly till nearly half reduced, and when
burning is as soit and ductile as putty. When
burned put the substance is black as jet and as
hard as flint. Robbed with a woolen cloth it
will give a brilliant polish.
Mrs. Frank O'Grady, while playing ia
"Eviction" In a theater at Macclesfield. En
gland, as she waited in tbe wings, stooped to
let another actor pass upon tbe stage, and in
so doing ran into ber chest a knitting needle
tbat she was holding in her hand. She died
from tbe wound a few hours later.
A man astonished the Circuit Court at
Marshall, Mich., the other day by heatedly ex
claiming that he'd be hanged if he'd have any
case of his tried before such a tough-looking
jury as that. But when he was Informed that
the men be kicked on were a lot of prisoners
awaiting sentence tbe kicker cooled off and the
Court smiled.
The Eev. Q. A. Tewkshury, pastor of
tbe Pilgrim Church at Cambridgeport, Mass.,
fell In love with a young woman in his choir,
and tbey became engaged. The trouble In tin
church that followed has resulted in the resig
nation of Mr. Tewksbury. A church council
has commended him to tbe consideration of
other churches as a faithful minister.
There has been a revival of religion at
Moberly, Mo., and among the conversions wis
tbat of a man who had been a very hard case.
When he went forward in the church'to make
a profession of his faith be surprised the par
son and people by handing to tho former a
bottle half full of whisky and a slung shot. He
said that he proposed to renounce all his evils.
Proceedings have been begun, before the
Ohio Supreme Court to set aside the verdict by
which one William Gaines was sentenced to
life imprisonment for tbe murder of one Pat
rick Hughes. Tbe claim upon which the pro
ceedings are Based is that the jury which con
victed Gaines, being equally divided as to his
guilt or innocence, settled tbe question by flip
ping up a coin.
It is said that love for pets and love of
traveling are tbe two ruling passions of the
Princess Maria Theresa, of Bavaria. Sho is
unmarried, and in ber many jonrneyings is at
tended by a maid and a chamberlain. She
always takes ber pets with her, and tbe cham
berlain has to look after them. His place Is no
sinecure, for she has 14 animals of one sort
and other. Including several dogs, two magpies,
an enormous rat, and a diminutive bear.
A resident of Martin's Perry, O., has
two small boys and one big dog, a Newfound
land, their constant companion. The other
day the boys got to fighting, and the smaller
was getting the worst of it. when the dog. who
had been an uneasy observer ot the proceed
ings, rushed between the lads, separated them
by main force, and then dragged the larger boy
away, without hurting him in the least or
showing a particle of ill temper.
A speaker before a farmers' institute in
Massachusetts the other day argued that farm
ing had more bright sides than any any other
business if tbe farmer only knew it. Unfor
tunately, tbe farmer didn't always know it.
Then he used this illustration: "Do you hear
that delightful music?" said a traveler to his
comrade, as he heard the soft baying of a
bound. "No," was the reply; "that devilish
dog makes such a racket I can't hear any
thing." In regard to the recent discovery that
the glass bottles in which wine is kept some
times affect its quality, M. Pelligot, the chem
ist, says that such changes are due to the ac
tion of the ingredients employed in tbe pre
paration of the glass; thus an undue admixture
of lime and magnesia, which are often substi
tuted for soda and potash, being cheaper, acts
Injuriously upon wine, while it improves when
the proportion of lime does not exceed 13 or 30
per cent.
She keeps a pug she dearly loves;
I do not eare I am not Jealous.
. Tbe only pug I have to fear
Her father keeps beneath ber trellis.
Sea York Evening Sim.
Cue-rious. Racing man (meeting sport
lng prophet) I say, old man. you'd make a fine
prize cue for a billiard handicap.
Sporting Prophet (rather pleased) How so?
Baclng Man Because your tip nexer comes oS.
Funny Folks.
Too Ethereal for Exposure. Tramp
Madame, haven't you anything to give a poor,
hungry, freezing gentleman?
Woman-Oh, yes; I' 11 give you 'good morning."
Tramp Thank you, madame. Now couldn't
you give me something to wrap It np In? Xante
A miser died a few days ago. After care
ful investigation bis trustees And he once gave
something away. In tbe giddy frivolity of his
early youth he gave the measles to bis yonnger
brother. This fact Is to be banded down to pos
terity la brass letters oa his tombstone. Tid
irtsf. Very Unkind. Scene: A new volunteer
corps shooting range. Infuriated commanding
odccr-Hl, tbere. get away, you madman get
away from tbe target!
Easy Minded Lunatic Hold on guv'nor, I ain't ,
as mad as I look! I was here all day yesterday,
and found It much tbe safest place In the field.
London. Exchange.
Schoolmaster's Wife-rlf your sister cornea
to-morrow with her children and remains with
us a few days we shaft bave to fry lots of pan
cakes, and we bave neither eggs nor butter in the
Schoolmaster And we are short of money be
sides. But patience, I bave an idea. (Atscbool)
Children, to-morrow I will tell you the beau
tiful story of Columbus, who discovered America,
so each ot yon will bave to bring an egg with
yon to school. If you don't happen to bave any
eggs In the house, a little butter will aa.-liu.
genii Blatter.
The Eules Didn't Work. "Oh, deail Til
never believe a word these horrid newspapers say
again." Mother Why. what's the matter?
"l'esterday I read an article about how to keep a
husband Just as devoted as he was when a lover.
It said you must keep your temper, attend con
scientiously to the kitchen and pantry, see that
bis clothing Is In good order, have plenty of sun
light la the house and la tho heart, don't bother
blm about going to plaees of amusement whea be
Is tired, keep the hair cunningly axed and never
let blm seel: In curl papers, avoid frlends,who
would only bore Mm and dress weU." "Very
good advice." "Oood! Why, as aulek.as I'got
home I told him I wanted a lot of sew dresses,
and he got mad right oaV'-Jftts Xork-WetUji
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