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PITTSBURG DISPATCH, PBIDAT," MARCH 2'9, 1889.
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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, MAR. 29, 18S3.
C01OIENTS ON THE NOMINATIONS.
In general, the comments on President
Harrison's nominations for diplomatic serv
ice are a gratifying tribute to the President's
perception of the fitness of things. Even
the franker Democratic papers, such as the
New York Sun and Henry "Watterson's
Louisville organ, feel obliged to join in the
expression of approval. If the Evening
Post of New York is rabid because so
many newspaper persons figure on the
list, the country will not necessarily go into
convulsions. There was once a tradition
that the Post was edited in heaven. Celes
tial wisdom it may demand from the Presi
dent, but that he can hardly do betterfor his
missions from the material offering will not
gerionsly be disputed. The choice of Lincoln
meets with stronger favor as a fit remem
brance of a name great in the nation's his
tory, the nomination of Halstead had the
approval of everyone but the Senators who
felt the sting of his just criticisms on the
Payne seat-purchasing business; the com
pliment to the Irish Republicans, through
Egan, ofiends nobody but the British Tories,
while it will signally delight the leaders ot
the Liberal party of Great Britain; and the
capacity of Thorndyke Eice to carry him
self well at St, Petersburg is notquestioned.
Yesterday five Republican Senators aided
the Democrats in defeating the confirmation
of Murat Halstead. A determined effort
will surely be made to re verse this unreason
able decision, and the motion to reconsider
is still under debate. .
Should the United States Senators finally
reject Halstead on the pitiable ground that
his strictures on their votes offended them,
they will cover themselves with public con
tempt. Nothing else is alleged against the
Field Marshal. It will be a queer commen
tary on the state of mind of the Senate if it
comes to be recorded that had Halstead kept
quiet about the notorious bribery of the Ohio
Legislature, the vote for his approval as
Minister to Germany would have been unan
imous; but because he denounced the abuse
and opposed the beneficiary's admission to
the Senate the country has no use for him.
The petty cowardice and mean revenge of
such a decision would well evoke such
scathing comments as Henry "Watterson has
already made in anticipation of the contin
gency. THE PIGHTHf G GOLD MTNEBS.
A fight for the possession of valuable ter
ritory is reported to have broken out be
tween the American and Mexican miners
in the newjgold region of Lower California.
According to the dispatches there has
already been bloodshed, and further trouble
is imminent It is a wonder that some
thing of the kind has not occurred sooner,
Fire and water are not more unlike than
Americans and Mexicans, and it could not
reasonably be expected that representatives
of the two nationalities, each feverish with
the thirst for gold, could work peacefully
together very long.
The Americans, it is reported, began the
firing and intend to keep up the fight by
battling with the Mexican cavalry. If they
want the symathy of their own people and
the aid of this Government in defending
their interests (a contingency by no means
remote or improbable) they are pursuing a
course not likely to secure either. The
United States is bound to protect its citizens
as long as they behave themselves, but
when they turn adventurers and defy the
laws of a sister republic their conduct is
scarcely likely U be upheld.
EPIDEMICS OF CHIME.
It -is a singular fact, which philosophers
have vainly sought to explain, that crime,
like disease, seems to be epidemic at cer
tain seasons in certain localities. Many a
day passes without a single murder or sui
cide being chronicled in the leading news
papers, while at -other times a dozen hor
rible crimes are reported in a single issue.
No one who reads regularly the current news
can fail to have noted frequent instances
which prove the truth of this statement
It seems almost-as if some strange, secret
influence, working at certain periods and
resting during others, controlling, human
action and inciting men to desperate deeds,
must be held accountable for the pheno
mena attending these recurring cycles of
crime. But what the influence is, if it ex
ists, is a mystery as yet uncomprehended,
' Just at present one of these singular epi
demics seems to have broken out in this
country, and particularly in the city of
Allegheny. For nearly a week the
colnmus of the local papers have
teemed with accounts of shooting af
fraj s, suicides, plots to murder, and other
shocking deeds. Can it be that the popu
lation of these two thriving cities has
steadily degenerated, until appaling crimes
have become things of everyday occurrence?
Certainly not A number of offenses have
come in close succession, as they frequently
do in the world at large. Why it is so is
inexplicable. If the result is to arouse the
officers of the law to greater vigilance and
to teach courts, and juries the folly of leni
ency in dealing with crime some good may
grow out of it
THE COtfNTBY E0AD QUESTION.
In the House at Harrisburg yesterday
Mr. Brown, of York, made the just observa
tion that the country roads through the
State were "a sham and a disgrace." If
-the member, as is to be supposed, based this
strong language on his experience in the
Eastern counties, it can be imagined that he
wonldjoe at a Joss for adjectives to describe
the condition of the highways in the "West,
particularly at this season when the thaw
makes a universal 'puddle in the country
There are several proposals before the
Legislature for better roads; but there is
only one way of getting permanent satisfac
tion. They must be macadamized. This
will cost something at the start; but in the
end it will give valuable results. Less money
and labor than are now expended
will keep macadamized roads in excellent
repair. The saving of horse power, of vehi
cle wear, and of the human temper, will re
pay tenfold the investment Has any
doubting farmer ever calculated that the
horse-power he has now to employ to bring
his load to market, or to the railway sta
tion, is that which will haul the burden
over the most difficult part of the road?
"When the energy required to get over the
worst part? of the average existing country
highway is considered, conception of the
enormous waste becomes easy. The in
creased value of farms, particularly where
within fifteen or twenty miles of large cities
or thriving towns, will many times over
compensate for the initial outlay in macad
amizing. If the Pennsylvania Legislature of '89
were to do nothing else than provide for a
system of macadamized roads through the
Commonwealth it would earn a just fame.
Thb Dispatch hopes that the sitting body
will on no account lose this chance to earn
an honorable distinction.
BOYCOTTING LlftUOE'S FOES.
now violent the battle between the Pro
hibitionists and the liquor men is likely to
become was indicated by the speeches and
results of the meeting of the Brewers and
Agents' Association held yesterday. It is
hardly a new thing for the representatives
of the brewing trade to be talking of carry
ing the war into the Prohibitionists' camp,
nor is it to be expected that men whose busi
ness depends upon the granting of licenses to
retail dealers should view the course of the
present License Court with unmixed ap
proval. But the outspoken declaration of
the boycott upon all firms and individuals
tinged with prohibition tendencies, which
was the climactic event of the Brewers' As
sociation's meeting yesterday, is a departure
fraught with very grave responsibilities.
A list is to be prepared containing the
names of all persons in Allegheny connty
who are hostile to the liquor interests, and
the members of the Brewers' Association
will be required to oppose and boycott these
persons in trade, in politics, and in every
possible manner. There was naturally
some objection on the part of the more con
servative portion ot the association to such
an extreme measure, but even this opposi
tion was argued into acquiescence before the
meeting ended. ,
"What the brewers are at liberty to do in
this direction, and what would be wisest for
them to do, are two distinct things. On the
face of affairs at present the liquor men can
hardly decide, when their blood is cool,
that a war of retaliation, which is likelyxto
intensify existing hostility and arouse it in
new quarters, is a prudent measure for them
A MUCH-HEEDED DEFINITION.
A bill "defining what shall constitute a
tramp" is on its way through the Pennsyl
vania Legislature. This is important
Dictionary makers, naturalists, philanthro
pists and students of sociology have wrestled
with the question in vain; their definitions
of this strange, but by no means rare,
human creature, have been vague and un
satisfactory. Thus far, in all the learned
'.treatises, detailing the results of critical
analysis and careful observation of this
peripatetic biped and his ways, no rules
have been laid down which would enable
the average citizen to "distinguish a tramp
from other individuals of allied species.
Every householder, if asked, would doubtless
acknowledge that he had occasionally mis
taken book agents, peddlers, and even those
in search of work, for tramps, thus jgnor
antly and unintentionally wronging men
who were trying to earn an honest living.
Now, thanks to the wisdom and foresight
of our solons, no Pennsylvanian need suffer
humiliation or embarrassment from this
cause hereafter. The tramp is to be given a
legal status, and any perin who can read
can supply himselt with full and authentic
information on"the subject with very little
trouble or expense. By all means, let the
bill pass. Ladies and politicians will find
it invaluable. Merely by looking over a
page of the statute book and then examin
ing the face of the person ringing the door
bell, they will know whether to admit the
visitor or set the dogs on him.
BETTJBN OF THE BALL T0UBISTS.
The American baseball players who have
been making a tour of tlje world, are now
on the Atlantic, homeward bound. They
have played their last game in the Old
"World, but the sea is likely to play a-fairly
exciting-game with them before they reach
America. Tfley will have- considerable
practice in sliding and curved pitching, and
they will probably become adepts in throw
ing up from base in the course of the
There is not much to be said of the tour;
'the players.found no contestants in the lands
they visited; they had to demonstrate the
beauties of the American national game by
exhibition contests between the two teams
in the pfrty, and probably the great object
of the expedition, the harvest of hard dol
lars, is not up to the expectations of Mr.
Even the old guard of baseball cranks, we
believe, feels more interest in the result of a
single game in the League series than in all
the objectless marches of the tourists.
APPLY IT BOTH WAYS.
It is as good as a comedy to find a Dem
ocratic paper like the Detroit Free Press
gravely quoting the evidences froniBepub-t
blican organs that the clamor for place at
"Washington is something remarkable and
thence arguing that Republicanism must be
wholly corrupt and vicious. The rush for
office is not to be denied; nor is the conclu
sion which our cotemporary draws from it
wholly unwarranted. But does the Free
Press apply the same reasoning to its own
party? Let us do it the credit to recognize
that it was not an advocate of the wholesale
spoils policy jpn the Democratic side; but
when the Democratic politicians made a
dead set on"Cleveland for a clean sweep, we
do not remember that it deduced therefrom
the conclusion of Democratic corruption.
"When the -Free Press argues the vicious
ness of party organization on both sides,
that makes the bread and butter the chief
thing at stake, its position will be unassail
able. It was hardly fair of the License Court
yesterday to ask that Allegheny saloon
keeper why there had been falling off in his
trade with theological studentB since their
patronage of his house had been thoroughly
advertised at last year's license granting.
The reason is so yerv clear.
After athe Chattanooga Tinies had been
printed on "Wednesday last in "its usual
color, it was run through' the presses againi
and the following legend in red ink and
circus poster type was spread upon .the
front page: "Vote to-day for streets and
sewers and health and prosperity." Is it
possible that the Times intended to make
the bloody shirt an issue in the local election?
Lobd Dunraven is going to have a
yacht built to snatch the American cup
from this country. The race is expected to
take place in October. Americans will
welcome the British yacht and defeat it
with customary enthusiasm.
It has cost Viscount Dangan 550,000 to
trifle with the affections of Phyllis Brough
ton, the London burlesque artist The
English aristocracy is being taught that it
is expensive to break promises made -to
ladies of the ballet and chorus. The' can
still hold other vows cheap, however, the
divorce courts keep on proving.
It has just been discovered that Mr.
"Washburn, recently appointed Minister to
Spain, writes poetry. Luckily for him the
Senate was not aware of this fact or it
might have prevented his confirmation.
Yestebd ay's session of the United States
Senate was in several ways extraordinary.
Perhaps the Senators would have behaved
more rationally and in a more charitable
spirit if the chaplain had read prayers as
usual. The chaplain was absent It is to
be hoped that he will be on hand to-day.
The Senate needs praying for.
Ten men received votes for United States
Senator from Bhode Island. The little
Yankee State hasn't much territory to boast
of, but she has jnst as many office seekers
to the square mile as any of them.
Me. Bbasheab has once more received a
high compliment from notable authorities
in scientific circles. This time it is in the
shape of warm praise from the directors of
the Sheffield scientific school of Yale Col
lege for a number of instruments constructed
by Mr. Brashear for measuring light
The peach crop is safe, and Delaware
men don't seem to care whether they get
offices or not How happy Matt Quay might
be in Delaware 1
"Whtxe Americans are seeking to raise
money to alleviate distress in the famine
stricken districts of China, they should not
forget to ask the Chinese Emperor to con
tribute. He may have something left out of
those 10,000,000 which he appropriatedor
the purpose of a wedding celebration.
Lobd TzircrrsoN has been suffering from
rheumatic gout, which incapacitated him from
holding a pen.
He. Charles R. he Teoilon, a famous
French veterinary surgeon, Is In this country
examining our methods of treating the dis
eases of animals. He says that he is astonished
at oar progress in veterinary science.
The New York World says: Gossip is the
name of one of the chess experts now in this
city. Naturally it is very hard to chcckGossip.
It is an odd fact that Jay Gonld, rain or
shine, winter or summer, always carries an um
brella. SATS Edmund Yates: "There has been a
great deal of stupid, malicious and ignorant
gossip abont the Duchess of Marlborough's
presentation to the Queen. I am" enabled to
state that Her Majesty has expressed the opin
ion that there is nothing whatever to prevent
the Duchess from coming to Court at the next
Drawing Room, or whenever she pleases."
The "American Duchess" is said to he
spending her fortune royally in reviving the
artistic glories of her husband's thouse. An
English observer writes of ber: "She is a hand
some woman, and has improved in appearance
since she came to England, while her toilettes
are dazzling, and much more elaborate and
thought out than those in which she first ap
peared last year."
It is significant of the man that among tho
portraits on the walls m the late John Bright's
study is one of Gladstone, one of Lincoln and
one of Washington. He did much of his work,
with the reminders of congenial spirits around
him. He recently gave evidence that the
political separation between himself and Mr.
Gladstone had not changed his confidence in
the fundamental worth of the latter's charac
ter, though he had previousl v given way to im
patient utterances concerning his home rnle
The inventor of the "Pigs in Clover" pnzzle
is Moses Lyman, a farmer living near Waverly,
N. Y. He has a large number of children and
keeps a great many pics. One day he wished
to amuse his youngsters and the idea of his
famous puzzle came into his head. He there
upon made out of a piece of wood and a little
pasteboard the original of the "Pigs in Clover."
A toy-manufacturing firm at Elkland, Tioga
county. Pa., heard of his puzzle and made him
a handsome offer, which he accepted, for the
exclusive right to patent and manufacture the
plaything. A fortune has already been made
out of the fascinating little device.
HE WANTS HIS EEWARD.
A Councilman Sues nn Electric Llsbt Com
pnny for Services Rendered.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Buklington, N. J., March 28. Recently the
FEdison Manufacturing Compauy.of New York,
sent its agent, George-Sitsby, on here for the
purpose of inducing the Council to put in an,
electnc lighting plant, or else to get some as
surance that in the event of a local company
being started it could secure the contract from
Council of lighting the streets. The scheme
was a success. A local company was formed,
and everything went along swimmingly. Dr.
R. B. Glasgow, as Chiinnan of the Lamp and
Gas Committee, advocated the giving of the
contract to light the streets for five years, and
it was so ordered.
The next event on the programme was when
Sheriff Harbert served a writ of attachment on
the treasurer of the Burlington Electric Light
company, anacning in ms nanus sow or the
money dne the Edison Company by the Bur
lington concern. The plaintiff in the suit was
Councilman Glasgow, who says the money is
due him "for services rendered." What the
nature of the services was he declines to say.
The Worship of tho Antique.
From the Hew York World.:
There is now on exhibition at Hartford,
Conn., aft oil painting attributed to Leonardo
da Vinci. Thousands come to view it, whisper
that it is beautiful, smile in a hypocritical way
and then go away wondering why the old mas
ters Insisted upon using so much black paint
This same sort of thine is going on in different
parts of the country constantly. The worship
of the antique is sometimes pushed to ludi
Down to Bntlncss.
Mr. A. B. "Wigley, manager of the Mercantile
Agency of R. G. Dun & Co., in this city, states
that a business nurvlew these times furnishes
nothing more than the hard dry facts given in
the weekly reports. The crop reporter isn't
doing much just now, and there are no excep
tionally interesting features in trade at present.
Hanging Around Quite Handy.
"Washington. March 23. Mr. Huston, of
Indiana, and Mr. Parsons, of Ohio, the leading
candidates for the United States Treasurersfalp
and the Controller of the Currency, respective
ly, are in Washington, and gossip says their
nominations will be sent to the Senate in a few
Prohlbltloniata' State Meeting.
Joseph Weeks, of this city, left last evening
for Philadelphia to attend a meeting of the
Prohibition Central Committee. The meeting
is to be held for the purpose of comparing
notes, looking over the field at what has been
done and dense ways and means to carry on
the work for the Constitutional amendment.
An Effect It Might Hnrc.
from the Louisville Courier-Journal. 1
Should this thing of women voting on School
questions continue, no doubt lady teachers in
many parts of the States will soon be abolished.
THB TOPICAL TALKER.
Judges Who Pay Their Fare Converting
Heathen Bones Illinois Disgruntled
Tvro Mnrats Set Together.
The Judges of this county do not travel on
railroad passes as a general thing. "Whether
they are all averse to accepting the courtesy of
the corporations at all times I can't say, but I
know of my own knowledge that Judge White
travels to and from his home in Sewickley
upon" a commutation ticket of the ordinary sort
to bo bought at a fixed price. Judge Hawkins
also pays his fare on the Pennsylvania Rail
road, and Judge Over has to buy his ticket on
the Fort Wayne.
Judge Ewing lives in the city, and so does
Judge Slagle, and it is only fair to them both
to believe that whonthey take unto them the
wings of the. locomotive and fly to the nether
most part of the land they pay their way as"
they go. I have been assured by a number of
people that Judges Ewing, Slagle and Collier
always pay for their railroad tickets.
The importation of human bones from
Africa into this country suggests new hope for
the heathen. The bones of Africans and
Arabs which have been lying in the sand of the
Sahara for goooness knows how long, are to be
manufactured in various ways for onr benefit.
And in this, as I have said, there is hope for
the heathen, for we know that while:
A Yankee missionary can,
"VV 1th his melodious tones.
Convert the living African,
Who worships sticks and stones;
And now a shrewd American
Will eke convert his bones I
A Republican of some prominence in Illi
nois politics who spent last night in Pittsburg
said to me: "Personally, I am very glad to see
such a thoroughly American ambassador sent
to St. James as Robert T.Lincoln. He is not
likely to forget, no matter how long he stays In
England, that he is an American representing
the American people. Bnt when you say
that as an Blinois man I ought to
rejoice Pm hardly with you. The opinion
is gaining ground with ns that President Har
rison and his advisers are not going to give
Illinois a fair show. It looks more like a shake
than a show to me. Our Senators and Con
gressmen are of that opinion, too. But we
shall see. This Mnrat Halstead business is
likely to make the administration tread softly
for a season, and Illinois stock, may get a boom
before all the good things are gone. That's
what Senator Cullom said yesterday."
A flock of wild geese containing several
hundred birds was observed flying northward
at several points on the Ohio river between
Pittsburg and Sewickley yesterday. Accord
ing to the superfine hand-woven Superstition
of the country this flight of the birds who are
never happy unless it is a cold day for them,
would indicate that no more winter need be
It was somewhat disturbing for the trustful
believer in the veracity and straightforward
behavior of wild geese to observe the down
ward course of the mercury last night. At 9
p. m. a sharp frost was fairly on the programme.
When the brave General Murat, who was so
faithful to the first Napoleon, was captured at
last and condemned to die, his captors offered
to bandage his eyes and give him a chair. But
Murat replied: "I have braved death long and
often enongh to face it-with my eyes open and
That Murat Halstead will receive his doom
from the Senate as his namesake did his death
sentence, anybody who knows the great editor
AN INTERESTING FEATURE.
Tho Twenty-Six Best Orators In the Coun
try to Assemblo at the Centennial Banquet.
From the New York Snn.3
An interesting feature of the Washington
Centennial banquet will be the 13 toasts. Tbey
are being prepared by "a gentleman of national
fame," as a member of the committee puts it.
It is whispered that the distinguished gentle
man hinted at is Dr. Depew, but the committee
refuse to say. The toasts will be proposed by
"13 distinguished speakers," and will be replied
to by "another 13 distinguished speakers."
When asked whether these 23 distinguished
speakers would represent in pairs the 13 orig
inal States, the committeeman said no. The
sentiment of the speeches might do so, but the
speakers would be the best 26 orators to be
found in the country, and in the choosing some
of the original 13 States might get no represen
tation at all, while the other States might have
four or five sons each on the programme.
If the intention is carried out, and the 28 best
orators in the country actually assemble at the
banquet, the comparison will -be wonderfully
interesting. A question of thrilling interest
which may then be settled is tbis: Who Is the
second best after-dinner speaker in the world?
RETIRED OFFICERS SLIGHTED.
Army and Navy Officials Deeply Incensed at
an Apparent Oversight.
Washington, March 23. Army officers in
active service are joining the naval officers in
the criticism upon the New York Centennial
Committee. Tbey hold that it is not courtesy
to Adjutant General Schofield, who will com
mand the military forces, to place at the head
of the demonstration, in a position where there
must necessarily be concert of action between
them, not an army officer who is upon the re
tired list, but one who comes from the low
branch of the military service.
They also complain that on the committee of
which this officer is chairman, there are sev
eral reputable naval officers and a grandson of
Admiral Farragut. It is hinted that little act
ive assistance lor the demonstration can be ex
pected from Secretary Tracy, under the cir
cumstances. Lost 12,331 People by Drought.
Washington, March 23. The United States
Consul at Pernambuco, Brazil, reports to the
Department of State that the province of
Ceard has lost 12,331 inhabitants on account of
the summer drought, most of tbem emigrating
to the Northern and Sonthern provinces.
For the Exposition.
Frank Connelly, of this city, left last evening
for New York to make arrangements for the
dramatic benefit performance to be -given in
April for the Exposition fund. He (will try to
secure the services of Minnie Palmer, Minnie
Madem, Lillian Spencer and Burr Macintosh.
William Is All Eight.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 28. Mr. Edgar
W. Nye "Bill" Nye who has been sick at
this place, has so far recovered as to be able
to continue his journey next week, and his
condition has not been as serious as bag been
What the Oklahoma Opening "Means.
Washington, March 28. It is said at the
Interior Department that the President's Okla
homa proclamation, issued yesterday, will
throw open to homestead entry on April 22
about lfiOOfiOi acres.
DEATHS OP A DAY.
The death of Braddock Taylor at 6 o'clock Wed
nesday evening, March 27, 1839, removed one of
the brightest scholars of the Oakland M. E. Sun
day School. He was aged 12 years, and belonged
to the class taught by Mrs. Millie L. Eoberts.
Some of the incidents connected with his death
are very touching. The class Is composed ofpoor
boys, and one little fellow thinking to give some
relief, nut a solitary cent, hlsalUuuderthedoorof
the little dying scholar. Another offered to wheel
coal to keep his room warm, which was done. The
manner in which the poor boys of his class en
deavored to lighten the passage or Braddock
across the river of death was very affecting. He
was the youngest child of Margaret and the late
James Taylor, Funeral services at 10 o'clock this
morning from bis home, Bouquet street, Oakland,
conducted by the Bev. B. F. Beazell. '
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
HOLLtDATSnUBO, March 28. Thomas Keegan,
an Irish resident or Juniata, township, was burled
to-day at the advanced age of 108 years. Re car
ried a pike in the Irish Kebelllon of 1798, and came
to this country 76 years ago. His first vote was for
Andrew Jackson and his last Tor Cleveland.
Dr. R. P. Howard.
MONTBEAL, March 28. Dr. B. P. Howard, Dean
of the medical faculty of McGul University, and
one of the most distinguished medlcalmen on this
continent, died to-day.
STBACUSr, X. Y.. March S.-Klchard Hlscock,
father of United States Senator Hlscock. died at
l'reble, Cortland county, yesterday, aged 91 years.
Dr. John Swinburne.
ALBANY. N. V., March 2s.-Dr. John Swln-
.ouroe, meeiuwea Burftcuii, uieu at ms residence
'here at 7.(5 o'clock this morning.
SILK CULTURE'S RAPID GROWTH.
Gratifying Results of the Attempt to Keep
Millions at Home.
Washington, March 28. The report of the
President and Treasurer of the Women's Silk
Culture Association of the United States for the
past year, made to the Commissioner of Agrleul
ture,has been printed. The Government appro
priates for this association 55,000 annually to
foster and encourage the development of the
silk-growing industry. Mrs. John Lucas, the
To the intelligent observer, the rapid progress
of this Industry is impossible. Orchards of mul
berry trees or hedges must be grown to a per
fection that will admit liberal picking of leaves
before the first real start can begin to the Indus
try. Daring the past few years much of the work
has been da desultory character, yet leading to
food remits. Inasmuch that even with few trees
be people have been learning to raise cocoons,
and tree planting is becoming a systemlzed part
of the effort. Until this is general no increase of
product can occur. The United States could, in a
ery short time, raise not only Its own silk, but
much more, and this accomplished, at least (30,000
000 per annum would bcgalued. Yettbe protection
of the few raises a hue and cry against this new
Industry, though there is no reason, climatic,
mechanical, or otherwise, why It could not be
The report of the Treisurer, Mrs. H. P. Tay
lor, shows that during the year nearly 2.500
pounds of cocoons were Tioupht of 168 persons
in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia. Blinois. Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas. Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan,
Mlonesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsyl
vanl, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Vir
ginia. There were distributed 2,636 mulberry
-- tftlflRt'ltaa toll.--. T,1J- -I....!-
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas. Kentucky, Maryland,.
iuHuuiuochw, iiuuiean, oiissoun, new ioik.
North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
A SERIOUS SITUATION.
The Report ns to Colored Preachers In
White Conventions Doesn't Settle It.
ISrXCIAL TELEQBAU TO THE DISFATCnj
CHABLESTON, S. O., March 28. The report
of the special committee appointed by the
diocesan convention of the P. E. Church to try
and arrange asettlement of the color question,
'which led to the secession of nearly all the
Charleston churches two years ago, is pub
lished to-day. The report recommends a com
promise whicb proposes to admit such colored
clergymen to the convention who have been in
connection with the church for 12 months prior
to May, 1889. It also proposes a separate con
vocation for the colored churches under the
ministration of the bishop. No provision is
made for the admission of colored lay dele
gates. The diocesan convention meets at Anderson
in May. If the report of the committee is
adopted, which is doubtful, three colored
clergymen will be admitted to the convention,
but no lay delegates. A prominent vestryman
of St. Mark's, the aristocratic colored church
here, said to-day that the terms would not be
accepted. "We will not secede from the
church," said he, "because we are in the church
and propose to Btay there. We shall simply
wait, and if we are barred out of the diocesan
convention we will carry the case to the general
As to whether St Mark's would continue to
pay its contribution to diocesan conventions he
was not prepared to express an opinion. The
question promises to be a burning one at the
coming convention. At the convention of 1887
most of the lav delegates from the city churches
and several of the city clergymen left the hall
and have not attended a convention since then.
The situation, viewed from a canonical point of
view, is serious.
MERELY A WORD TO THE WISE.
Secretary Winilom Tells Applicants a Few
Things They Need to "Know.
Washington, March 28. Secretary Win
dom has received a large number of applica
tions for appointment in the steamboat in
spector service, many of which come from per
sons who seem altogether ignorant of the qual
ifications necessary for fuch service. In order
to meet these cases he has prepared a letter
specifying the necessary legal qualifications for
the different classes of appointments. Super
vising inspectors are required to be persons of
long experience as masters, pilots or engineers
of steam vessels, or persons eminent in the de
signing and construction of the same, and such
persons should have held a first-class United
btaies license as master pilot or engineer for
at least five years. Local inspectors of hulls
on the sea coast should be navigators them
selves, but at inland ports either masters or
pilots of inland steamers are eligible.
Local inspectors of boilers must be practical
marine engineers. Local inspectors, whether
of hulls or boilers, are required to have held a
first-class United States license for three years
Srlor to appointment. Assistant inspectors of
nils and boilers are required to have had
three years' practical experience.
A LETTER TO HARRISON.
The Washington Centennial Committee
Want a Proclamation Issued.
New Yoek, March 2a The following tele
gram sent to-day explains itself:
New York, March 28.
Hon. Benjamin Harrison, President of the United
The Committee on the Centennial Celebration of
the Inauguration of George Washington as Presi
dent of the United States respectfully ask that yon
issue a proclamation calling upon clergymen to
hold a special service of thanksgiving lu the
churches throughout the country at 9 o'clock on
the morning of April 30, the same hour In which
services ol prayer were held in the churches of
this city on the morning of Washington's Inaugu
ration 100 years ago. The clergymen of fcew York,
through a special committee, liai e Issued an ad
dress to the clergymen, ef the United States, sug
gesting that a religious service oelield similar to
services on April 30, 1783, Our committee would
renpectfully ask you. Inasmuch as the day Is n na
tional holiday, to suggest In your proclamation
that the day be made memorable throughout the
United btaies by the decoration of buildings, the
display of fireworks and the meeting of patriotic
citizens. Hamilton Fish, president.
Hccn Ubant, Chairman.
A GOOD EXAMPLE LOST.
One of Ex-Secretary Endlcott's Precedents
Good No Longer.
Washington, March 28. Army officers who
are not so luckv as to have had staff appoint
ments have taken alarm at the action of Major
General Schofield in appointing Ins brother an
ald.de camp on his staff. It was Secretary En
dlcott's policy to distribute these places, which
be regarded as educational, among officers who
bad previously been employed in connection
with their regiments. When their appoint
ments as staff officers expired he held that they
had acquired all the benefits likely to be re
ceived from the places and that tbey should
give way to other officers. Secretary Endlcott's
position in this matter gave rise to some fric
tion with army officers high in rank, but was
generally well received bv the line.
In the present instance the aid de camp has
already served a number of years In that ca
pacity and it is feared that bis reappointment
will establish a precedent which will be seized
upon by the other major generals as an excuse
for overturning the practice established by
A REAL RIPE OLD AGE.
James Habbert, a Hoosler, Celebrates His
ISriCIAL TELEGBAtt TO THE DISrATCILl
Indianapolis, March 28. Ono hundred and
four years ago yesterday James Hubbert was
born, and yesterday nobody enjoyed the cele
bration of that event so much as the old gen
tleman himself. A crowd of friends called on
him at his home, near Mapleton, a snburb of
this city, and wished him fnany happy returns
of the day, and so far as appearances go he is
likely to fulfill the wishes.
Mr.Hubbert's three children.77, 75and73years
old, were present, together with many of his 47
grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren, and
half a dozen great-great grandchildren.
A Flock of Geese Struck by Lightning.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Gonzales, Tex, March 28. During a heavy
rain and thunder storm this morning, a flock of
wild geese flying over this town was struck by
lightning and 78 were killed. They were picked
up by boys and sold on the streets for 10 cents
each. Some of the geese were badly torn up
by the electric current. The incident was a
subject of universal comment here.
Tonng Republicans Meet.
The Yonng Men's Republican Tariff Clnb at
its meeting last night initiated 45 new members
and elected 38. The new clnb house on Sixth
avenue will be opened on April 18. A set of
resolutions on the death of George A. Morrow
was passed, condoning with the bereaved
A Meeting of Faming.
The members of the W. O. T. U. of this State
had a day of prayer and fasting yesterday, in
the'ltlngham street church on the Southside'.
Rev., D. George, of Beaver Falls; Rev. C. Rid
dle and Rer. J.' K. Milhorn made short ad
drcsfes during the' evening, and Rev. R.T.
ODE MAIL POUCH.
A Correction From California.
To the .Editor of The Dlspatchs
A copy ot your valuable paper, under date of
March 10. 1889, has just been received, and
among other matters ot interest therein found
is an artiole purporting to come from "a Pitts
burg gentleman who has just returned from
Ban Diego, Cab" To people who do not under
stand the condition of things here, the article
In question has a misleading tendency and
many would at once presume that "Coronado"
and San Diego were anything bnt desirable
places in which to reside, by reason of so many
financial wrecks, etc.
The gentleman's statement as to tbis being
the scene of one of the most remarkable booms
of modem times and tho collapse thereof, is
true in more than one respect, but the most re
markable circumstance to me, who have spent
two years in San Diego, is that this favored
spot was not "boomed" and built up long years
ago. While I admit that suburban real estate
was boomed, far beyond its Present
value, yet that same boom has built
up hundreds of flno residences ana
business blocks, and also the means of devel
oping a system of water supply, costing mil
lions of money, whereby 100,000 acres of the
finest and most productive land the sun ever
shone upon can De Irrigated; to say nothing of
the increase of our population from a town of
10.000 souls three years ago to ourpresent popu
lation, of 30,000 souls and still increasing rapid
ly. So all things considered, the boom is and
has, for the general welfare of this section,
been a good thing. As to Coronado Beach and
its fine $1,500,100 hotel, let no one for a moment
suppose it a failure. The hundredsrof happy
homes there in full view of the shining waters
of the Pacific ocean, clothed in perpetual sum
mer, as well as the hundreds of guests crowd
ing the "Hotel del Coronado," are surely evi
dence of prosperity.
We have quite a number of Plttsburgers
hereboth as permanent residents and as visi
tors. Among the latter is one of your million
aire iron manufacturers, whose faith is such
as to cause him to invest heavily in San Diego
Hoping that The Dispatch, which is read
by all Plttsburgers here, will give this space, I
am, an ex-Pittsbtjegee.
San Diego, Cae., March 19.
They Want Gns.
To the Editor of The DIspatcn:
I am induced to address you asking for in
formation in gas matters., First Can natural
gas be piped 15 miles and the probable cost per
mile? Second From experience in 7onr vicin
ity is natural gas giving evidence of giving
out? Such is the rumor here. Three Can
fuel gas be made cheaper than piping natural
gas 15 miles.
Will you please give us information on these
points and oblige the residents of a town of
3,000 inhabitants who want gas.
S. V. Hopkins.
North Manchester, Inc., March 22,
First Yes, providing the pressure at the
wells is high enongh. It too low, use gas
pumps along pipe line. The cost depends en
tirely upon the size of pipe used. Second Our
gas fields are practically inexhaustible. Three
The practicability of luel gas has not been
determined, but it is subject to experiments.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Can you tell me where I can get a copy of the
poem which Sol Smith Russel recited in Pitts
burg, in which the following appears quite fre
quently: "Good-bye, Jim; take keero'yerself?"
Johnstown, March 23. T. P. W.
The poem in question is doubtless published
in one of the volumes of James Whitcomb
Riley's works in verse. Mr. Riley Is the author
of the poem, the title of which is, we believe,
"Good-bye, Jim." The delay in answering your
question is due to the endeavors we made to
ascertain the desired facts.
32 Tesey Street, rfew York.
To the Editor of The Dispatch i
As a constant reader of The Dispatch, I
write yon to do me the favor of sending me the
address of your faithful correspondent In Ire
land, Mr. Edgar L. Wakeman. J. O. M.
Meyersdale, March 27.
LAW AND ORDER IN GEORGIA.
It f-iprves as a Cover to Attack Seventh
Chicago, March 28, The Rev. George B.
Starr, Superintendent of the Central Bible
School for Home and Foreign Missions, com
plains that the Seventh Day Adventists are
being horribly treated in some parts of the
South. He has received from Elder JL G.
Huffman, of that sect, for transmission to the
General Conference of Battle Creek, Mich.,
the following letter, written at Alpharet
ta,Ga.: Brother D. Conklln, of Michigan, who, with his
family, has lately moved into this neighborhood,
has been reported to the grand jury and a bill
found against him for working on Sunday, and all
he did was to cut a few sticks of wood to build a
fire. Just what I have seen many others doing
since I came to the'State. The penalty for violat
ing any portion of the law In this State is very
seere. They have what Is known in this State as
a "chain gang, " where those who violate the law
are taken, and bail and chain fastened to one leg,
and they arc made to work on the public roads
and railroads, and those who arc put there are,
many of them, treated worse than brutes. Many
have been whipped to death, and doubtless If he
should be taken there for working on Sunday he
would be compelled to work on the Saboatb, or
whipped. What Is your advice? Should we be
beaten in the Circuit Court would you take the
case to the Supreme Court, and if so can you help
us.' We are all poor here.
A NEW WAT TO MAKE MIRRORS.
A French Mannfnctnrer Has a Patent for a
Simple and Efficient Process.
A Paris correspondent says that a French
manufacturer, Mr. Sory, has recently taken
out a patent for silvering mirrors by a very
simple and efficient process. The plate of
glass is first carefully cleaned and laid on a
perfectly level table, whicb must be kept at a
temperature of 25 to 30 degrees centigrade.
To silver a plate of one square metre two
liquids are prepared, the first consisting of ten
grammes of double tartrate of soda and potash,
dissolved in one litre of distilled water, and
the other of five grammes of nitrate of silver
dissolved in three grammes of pure ammonia,
and diluted with one litre of water. The two
liquids are then intimately mixed, and a small
portion of the mixture is spread evenly over
the glass, when the remainder Is poured on.
In the course ot 30 or 40 minutes the silver is
precipitated in its metallic form, and adheres
closely to the glass, whicb need only then to be
freed by tilting from the superfluous fluid,
slightly rinsed with water, and placed upright
to dry. A coating of varnish is afterward ap
plied with a brush to protect the mirror from
damage and the action of the air.
A MIX IN COURT,
Who Objects to His Pretty Wife's Picture
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New Haven, Conn., March 28. Henry Mix
created a scene in the Supreme Court tbis
afternoon. His wife, a beautiful yonng
woman, was testifying in the contested will
case of Mrs. Adeline King, of Detroit.
The court stenographer, S. W. Cogswell, was
sitting near by the witness box, and on his desk
lay a detective's camera. When Mrs. Mix
struck a particularly bewitching attitude, Mr.
Cogswell aimed the camera at her.
Mr. Mix jumped from his scat and approach
ing Cogswell, told him that no one could take
pictures ot his wlfo. There was a wordy dis
pute between the men, during which the court
had to suspend.
S20.000 for n Calf.
ITrom the New York Tribune.!
Another decision in the Jones county calf
case comes just in time to restore our faith in
human nature. So long a time bad elapsed at
least a month since any phase of that litiga
tion had been brought to public notice that we
feared that either the plaintiffs or the defend
ants had ignobly betrayed their trust, and re
lapsed into a weak and pusillanimous inactiv
ity, lbe last decision, which Is to be appealed
from at once, carried costs of about 35,000, and
the total expenditure on a J3 cslf is now esti
mated at $20,000.
Jndge Chnndler to Get a Flam.
WASHINOTON, March 28. There are indica
tions to-day of a very positive nature that the
President will nominate Judge Chandler, of
Independence, Kan., to be First Assistant Sec
rotary of the Interior.
Spring Fashions la War Clonds.
From the New York"World.T
The spring fashion In European war clouds
presents a small pattern of a lighter shade than
last year, with bright spots scattered here and
there by war correspondents out of a iob.
Why So Many Marriages Aro Shaky.
From the Iew York Herald.)
A correspondent wants to know why so many
marriages are "shaky" nowadays. Perhaps be
cause that little rogue of a Cupid keeps his ar
rows in a quiver. " t
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A GREAT CITY'S SMALL TALI.
Success of a Chinese Lawyer.
rNIW TOBK BUBEAr SFZCTALS.1
New York; March 23. Hong Yen Chang,
the only Chinese lawyer in the State, pleaded
bis first case in a Brooklyn court to-day. He
appeared in behalf of two New York China
men who had loaned 36,661 to a Brooklyn
Chinaman who keeps a Mongolian restaurant
at 363 DeKalb avenue. The delinquent debtor
did not appear in court, and Hong Yen Chang,
who was dressed in Caucasslan clothing of
fashionable cut, and spoke English excellently,
gut judgment for the full amount claimed,
Big Bills for Bagging Boodlers.
J. E. Wilkinson, a- private detective, has a
bill against the city for $5,069 for professional
services during the Kerr boodle trial. The
Mayor won't sign the warrant until the claim
is thoroughly investigated. Wilkinson claims
that he had at the last Kerr trial fouf detec
tives shadowing Kerr and James A. Richmond
constantly for 43 aays. Six others were de
tailed to-day. The jury and 50 men looked up
and reported on the records of the talesmen.
Wilkinson's bill for the first Kerr trial was
$9,121, and for the Cleary trial $1,800. Other
detectives have also received largo suras in
connection with the boodle trials, and a total
of $50,000 is said to have been expended by the
District Attorney's office in payment of its pri
vate detectives, while it baa also had the use of
the regular police detectives.
Mistook a S3 Gold Flece for a Cent.
Sobbing and wringing her hands, a hysterical
woman rushed into the Fourth precinct police
station in Jersey City this afternoon andJm
plored Captain Farrier to arrest the members
of an Italian street band. She had thrown
them a $5 gold piece in place of a cent, she ex
plained incoherently. She discovered her mis
take after the band had departed. Captain
Farrier had the Italians corralea in the station,
and the pennies in their cashier's hands exam
ined. The gold piece was found among the
pennies and returned to the owner.
Drowned His Grief In Drink.
A yonng Englishman with light, curly hair,
and a downy apology for a mustache, was ar
rested in Brooklyn for being drunk. Wnen
arraigned in court to-day be said he was the
husband of Bertha Errington,the pretty young
actress of the Gaiety Company, who was
buried from an undertaker's shop on Wednes
day. After the Interment the young widower
drank to assuage his grief, and has been
drunk since. He was fined only $L
Henrietta Manner Dies of Consumption.
The death from consumption is announced of
Mrs. Clarence Perry, who under the name of
Henrietta Manrer was well known as a pianist.
She was born in Boston some 30 years ago, and
received her musical education from Rubin
stein, in Russia. Many years she played with
concert companies In this country and Enrope,
accompanying such smeers as Clara Louise
Kellogg. She married Clarence Perry, a law
yer of this city and nephew of Judge Daley, of
spiritualistic notoriety, about four years ago.
The past year she lived on a farm in New
Jersey. She leaves a babe.
Mayor Grant's Descent In a Backer.
Mayor Grant inspected a part of the new
aqneduct to-day and went down several shafts
near the Harlem. For hair-raising effect he
puts at the head of his experiences the descent
of the 400-foot shaft at the Harlem river. He
went down in the bucket.
Quite Too Yonng for a'Brlde.
An Italian wedding party was disappointed
at the City Hall to-day. despite the fact that it
was the most goreonsly attired, the most
numerous and the most wealthy party, judging
from the extravagance of six carnages, that
has called at the hall for some time. The ex
pectant groom was Saverlo Cappucilli, a shoe
maker at 14 Market street, and the bride of his
choice was Mary Garito, of 53 Norfolk street
She is a pretty child, apparently not more than
13. Alderman Rinckhoff said she was over
young to marry yet, and sent her home to her
Mr. Simpson Blew Ont the Gas.
Vernon G. Simpson, son a produce farmer
near Norfolk, Vjl, came to town yesterday to
see the elepnant, He visited Mr. Brautlgam,
of Vogel & Brautlgam, and Mr. Brautlgam and
Mr. Simpson went out driving in Hudson
county. New Jersey. In the evening Mr.
Simpson went to Proctor's Twenty-third Street
Theater with G. W. Young, of Brautlgam &
Co., and then went to his room in the North
western Hotel. This morning Mr. Simpson
was found dead in bed, with the gas turned on.
Suicide was evidently not intended, because
both the transoms and the window were open.
Mr. Simpson blewout the gas.
RANDALL CLUB MUSICAL.
A Large Crowd Attended the Event The
Programme nnd Performers.
The Randall Clubhouse was taxed to its ut
most capacity last evening to accommodato
the large crowd of visitors who had gathered
to attend the musical rendered by tho Ewart
Orchestra and under the auspices of the club.
The event was one of the many social gather
erlngs that has given the club a name for enjoy
ment. There was no formality, and the mem
bers took good care that their guests enjoyed
Before the musical programme- was begun a
business meeting was held. The Reception
Committee reported progress. Everything is
in shape for tho banquet and reception to be
given in New Turner Hall April 23. A limited
number of tickets are to be sold, and over half
of tbem have already been asked for. The
even; will without doubt be one of the finest
that has been given in this city for a long time
and will be a fitting close to the season's festiv
ities. A number of national public officials
have signified their intention of being present.
The programme last evening was as follows:
Overture Gavotte, "Orange Blossoms." Ser
enade, for flute and violin. Mcsrs. Van Osten
and Ewart. Selection "Pearl of Pekin."
Patrol "Comlque." Gavotte "San Sonci."
Trio, "Die Lantenschlcgim" Messrs. Ewart,
Van Osten and Hoffman. The closing number
was a galop, and included Profs. H. H. Phillips
on the violoncello and L. A. Schmertz on the
After the music Profs. John Rice, William
Finuerty and S. J. Hemingray sane a number
of songs. The event of the evening was the
recitation of "Barbara Fritchle." by W. C.
Riley, of Chicago, who came all the way lrom
the "Windy City" to attend the musical.
Close of the Series.
The Y. M. C. A. of Twenty eighth street gave
the last of their series of winter entertainments
at the Pennsylvania Railroad rooms yesterday
evening. A long and well selected programme
was produced. Miss Emma Grimes, Mr.
George Murphy, Miss L. F. Hoag and Miss
Clara Smith sang solos, and several organ solos
were well received by the audience, being ren
dered by Mr. W. H. Haid and Miss Lena
Brown. A few recitations, which were inter
spersed, served to enliven the performances,
making a very enjoyable evening.
Yesterday at noon the wedding of Emma B.
Hiller, daughter of the East End milk dealer,
and Arthur Blackburn, of Westmoreland coun
ty, took place at the bride's home, the cere
mony beincr performed by the Rev. G. W.
Chalfant. The bride was tastefully dressed in
white cashmere and silk and carried a bouqnet
of roses in her hands. The couple departed
last night for their home at Stewart's station.
A Farewell Party.
A farewell party was given at the Concordia
Clnb last evening to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Klee, who will leave for New York this week.
About 30 persons were present, and a pleasant
evening was spent. Dinner was served at 8
o'clock and Toerge furnished the music
Dancing was continued until midnight.
At the Lotas Clnb.
The members of the Lotus Club held another
of tbelr social evenings last night. The rooms
were crowded with guests and friends of the
clnb, and a very enjoyable evening was passed
by all. The club treated their guests in the
usual hospitable manner to a very excellent
Tough on Tramps.
Detective Cook and Hpeclal Officer Lange, ot
the Lake Erie road, left the city on the 10:30
train for Coraopolis last night, where they ex
pected to pick up another crowd of tramps.
Tbey expected to return about 2 o'clock this
morning with a number of prisoners.
The Coroner's Cnrcs.
Coroner McDowell will hold the inquests tbis
morning in the case ot John Maeder, the Alle
gheny stock dealer, who committed suicide by
putting his throat and jumping into the riven
also in, the case of John Patrick, who fell down
aeau yesteraay in vr est .ciizaBetn, i
A PBOMINENT citizen, aged 92, of
Dayton, Tenn., was married last week, to a
woman 33 years old. ,
A ?6. bill of Virginia State currency,
issued In 1777, is a curiosity in the possession of
a Dal ton, Ga-, gentleman.
Aburglararrestedin Boston, bad on
his breast an India ink picture of a gravestone,
on which was marked: "In memory of mv
L father and mother."
In the southern portion of New Hamp
shire, where a year ajo there were two feet of
snow on the ground, farmers are planting peas
and gettinz ready for spring work generally.
Gad's Hm, Place, the "grave red
brick bouse," which Charles Dickens bought
about SO years ago, and in which he died a
dozen years later, is said to be now on the mar
ket. Ernest Hull, of Lyme, Conn., caught
a big striped bass off shore in a novel way. The
fish was floating on the waves, seemingly be
numbed with the cold. Mr. Hull thrust an oar
info Its gills and towed it ashore. It weighed
Installment dealers are aghast at a re
cent decision by a Louisiana Judge that in that
State title to any goods passes upon the pay
ment of the first installment, and that after
that is made the purchaser may do what he
pleases with the goods?
According to a denominational paper it
costs this Government $1,848,000 to support 2,200
Dakota Indians for seven years while they were
tIPSS.3 After they were Christianized it cost
3120,000 to care for the same number for the
same time, a saving of 31,723,000.
Mobgan county, Ga., has a curiosity
in the shape of a balance rock. If is a large
boulder somewhat the shape of an inverted'
cone and is in a perfect state of equlpose. The '
base upon which it rests Is so small in propor
tion to the size of the boulder that a man can'
Mail carriers in Morocco are said, to
avoid risk of losing tbelr places by oversleep
ing by tying a string to one foot and setting the
end of it on fire before they go to sleep. The
string, they know from experience, will bum
so long, and when the fire reaches their foot it
is time for them to get up.
There has been a great developing of
lumbering in the South since 1880. There are
160 per cent more sawmills now than then, 107
per cent more hands employed, and 100 per
cent more capital invested. Syndicates aro
rapidly buying up all the Southern timber
lands that they can get their bands on.
There are said to be more than 100,000
varieties of butterflies. One of the finest col
lections of butterflies in the world is owned by
Berthold Neumoeen, of New York. Only two
others in the world can compare with it. Ope
of them Is in the British Museum and the other
belongs to a pnbllc institution in Paris.
Mad dogs seem to be thriving down 'in
Georgia. In Cove City one appeared recently
and seven dogs that were bitten by him have
gone mad. As a result dogs are being killed
regardless of race or distinction. Clay county
is also having its share of the epidemic. In
one small town 20 dogs have been killed in the
One of the sleeping car companies pro
poses to build and run second-class sleepers,
plainly furnished, but provided with good beds
and good service. They will be run in addi
tion to the nr3t-class sleepers, bnt with a de
cided difference In fare. First-class fare from
Chicago to San Francisco is $1350; second-class
fare will be $4.
Spooks infest South Orange, Jf. J.
Several persons state that they have met the
ghosts, and one man reports that an airy
-form materialized In his kitchen and asked for
something to eat. It melted Into mist when
he approached, but reappeared, still hungry,
when he went away. On a policeman being
summoned, the apparition vanished and did not
Gbeenville, S. C, has two colored
curiosities. One is a colored woman who was
12 years of age when George Washington was
inaugurate as first President, and the other,
an aged man. makes the following statement:
"I am the father of 19 children. I have a sister
who has a family of 24 children. My mother
and father had 31 children. I had 30 brothers
The big "raft that is to float from Puget
Sound down to San Francisco will be made of
longer logs than were ever put Into a raft on
Atlantic waters. It will have but 5,000 logs, as
against fie 25,000 in the big Joggins raft of last
year, but none will be less than, 100 feet long,
and the- great size of the- the- sticks, it Is
thought, will bring the amount of lumber up
to the amount of the Eastern raft.
One year ago B. C. Kells, of Marysville,
Yuba county, California, pnt out quite a num
ber of peach seeds at a nursery owned by G. W.
Elder. Esq. From them have sprung up a
number of seedling trees, all of which are of
surprising height and dimensions. One ot
tbem is 7 feet high and measures 2 inches in
diameter. It has a dozen roots which measure
from Kto 1 inch in diameter. Tbis is the
largest seedling that has ever been grown in
that locality, and doubtless cannot be sur
passed In the whole country.
One of the" attractions in a cheap circus
that showed at Albany. Ga., the other day. was
a large baboon thtt proved very interesting to
a lot of little uarkies. From admiring it they
fell to teasing the baboon, ana were having
great fun, when the big monkey, worried be- i-
yond endnrance, grabbed a brick and flung it 3U?
at one particularly aggravating negro boy. The f
baboon's aim was good, his strength great, and s,
the brick, hitting the boy behind the ear, ?
knocked him senseless. For a long time it was .
thought be was killed, but be got over it. fr,-
At Lafayette, Ga., recently Captain J, "
W. Head heard an unusual disturbance in his
horse lot. He hurried out, and found his
horses and mules huddled together, and trem
bling and snorting from fright. They bad been
attacked by a mad cat, which was hard at
work, clawing and biting tbem. The captain
attempted to drive it off, when it turned on
him. It took active work to protect himself.
His son promptly reinforced him with a gun
and the frantic animal was shot. Four head of
stock were bitten. All of the cats on the place
were promptly killed.
Inutility. Husband This is a pretty
Wile What Is the matter?
Husband bomcone has gone and daubed ink on
my new penwiper.
Not Fair. Heard from the platform of a
city horse-can ,
Conductor Get In, ladles: get inl But there
ain't no seats unless yon can stand.
First Lady-No seats? Well, we'll not pay to
ride if we have to walk.
A Question of Degree. Physician I
think from, your symptoms, madam, that your
liver must be quite torpid.
Mrs. Hacelde Land sakes alive, doctor! Isuess
you mean frigid Instead o' torpid, for I'm Jist
about froze the hall endurin' time.
Criss-Crossed Understanding. Hollys
(who is selecting a part hack for his wife -She
seems to need touching up a good deal, Anderton.
Anderton (the dealer) She Is a bit pale com- ,
plected, sir; but. Lor' bless yerl the hxerclse 'n 1
redden them cheeks like roses, sir. '
v Notes of Pashions. Sermons are limited
tO eiftht minutes in all fashionable churches.
Matches are considered delicate little suggestive
favors at a german.
Gentlemen are wearing fur gloves large enongh
to accommodate their partners' hands Just now.
Giving the Old Man Away. Fond father
What are yon going to be when you grow up?
Son A man, sir.
Fond father What Will you do when you are a
Son Do the sam as you do, and kiss the servant
Life and Death. Master Tommy had not
yet fathomed the great mystery, death. On re- .
celvingfromhUmother an explanation salted to j
bis childish comprehension he exclaimed, as inei
new Idea struck him : ;, J
"Why, then, when you die Its for all the rest ofj
vonr lire, isn't HI" 4j$
Barnum's Pernicious Example. Miss'
Trevenor-Awfully sad abont Bessie Menard,
Isn't it? if
Miss Ekelman-Why, I haven't heard. Is she ill!
Miss frevenor A thousand times worse than
that. She told Charlie Morton that three'rlngs
were au fait this season, and he broke theen-T,
A Trifle Exaggerated. Young author"
Do you receive much rejected manuscript now-,
Old author No, not very mneh. i
Young author I suppose there was a time wheni"
you not a good deal of It back? A-'i
Old author-Oh, yes. Indeed; when 1'ibegan
writing for the press I used to receive back more
than I sent. . fi
An Unknown Species. Yountr Mrs.Le
Doctenr (being Initiated Into tho mysteries of her
husband's private offlce)-Whatdreadrol thing Is
Is this, Harry? bee how It rattles.
Le Docteur That's a mounted skeleton, my pet.
1 onn? Mrs. Le Docteur (studying it attentively)
-Ob, a mounted skeleton. What a queer looking
animal! Did Ton shoot It in the Ptfnlanb last sum
mer?' - ; ' js.ssw h-
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