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ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8; 1848.
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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY. APR. 3, 1S38.
BISCSIHINATI0N8 AGAIKST PIaTSBUBG.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie's letter in to-day's
DisrATCH brings tbe question of railway
discriminations against Pittsburg down to
actual figures. The statement of the excess
in charges of over a dollar oil a ton on pig
iron is clear and easily understood. Squal
ly instructive figures might be produced
concerning other staples.
Tbe action of the Chamber of Commerce
on this point Monday shows that Pittsburg
is waking up to the fact that it cannot stand
this sort of thing. It now devolves upon
the railroad officials to explain, if they can,
why Pittsburg should pay double the rate
per ton per mile on ore and two and a half
-times that on coke, that is charged to its
competitors in the iron business. Perhaps
it would also be worth while to explain the
arrangement by which three competing lines
to Pittsburg sustain such rates, while other
localities, with no greater number of com
peting lines, get lower figures.
Another point may also commend itself
to the railroad mind. Within the past few
-weeks the Pennsylvania Railroad has with
drawn its rates from Pittsburg to points be
yond the Mississippi, with an avowal of
the fear that if the portion Of the through
rate beyond that limit was less than the
local rates, it might be a violation of the
inter-State Commerce law. Is it not perti
nent to inquire, if the national law has
that effect, whether Pennsylvania's inter
ests would not be served by a law which
-would prevent a oharge on coke from Con
nellsville to Pittsburg 150 per cent more
than is charged for the same haul on coke
going to Chicago?
We can hardly share Mr. Carnegie's con
fidence that a State Commission, established
under the prevalent political influences,
would afford an adequate remedy for this
abuse. But it is certain that the agitation
for such a legal reform as will afford a
thorough remedy for all injustice in railway
charges should be kept up until success is
attained. , -.
Pittsburg is becoming aroused to the vital
importance of this issue, and will make a
sharp fight for self-preservation.
THE SEHATE'S ADJOTONMEirT.
The Senate pulled itself together yester
day and adjourned sine die. The sudden
ness cf this action may perhaps be explained
by its discovery that it was getting into a
fight with the President and would do the
most good for itself by getting out of the way.
Whether there is any connection between
that theory and the unexpected disposition
shown against Mr. Carnegie's confirmation is
an interesting though somewhat obstruse
problem. We have never heard of Mr. Car
negie's pitching into any Senators; al
though the news of his fight against the
Pennsylvania Bailroad may have produced
the impression upon certain integral parts
of the Senatorial mind that he was doing
what amounted to the same thing. At all
events it is noticeable that Senator Cam
eron made a stroke which prevented the
Senate from getting into further snarls by
his motion to adjourn sine die. The Sena
tor's favorite motion for adjournment some
times rises to the height of statesmanship.
A EtJEPHISE IN MILK.
We can hardly be expected to express any
thing but a lively satisfaction at the in
creasing tendency of trade combinations to
resolve themselves into boomerangs, and
especially at the striking example of that
sort afforded by the late effort to establish a
The outcome of the project which was to
establish fixed prices for milk, with a uni
formity to be produced by putting all the
prices at the highest level, is statcd-in our
local columns. A large share of the dealers
who were hoping to secure exemption from
the action of competition on their very lib
eral margins, find that they have got the
competition in stronger shape than ever.
This is secured by the arrangement which
gives the milk producers a single agent to
dispose of their product, and leaves the out
side dealers to look elsewhere for their
There seems to be an indefinite belief
anion; tbe inside parties to this ar
rangement that they have got a monopoly
of the business; and while they profess care
for the interests of the consumers they are
going to make the dealers bear the .charges.
But such an idea will demonstrate its own
error. There are more than 411 possible
milk-producing farms within shipping dis
tance of Pittsburg; and the milk dealers
who are left out in the cold will be able to
find them if necessary. The effect of this
arrangement will, therefore, he to increase
the competition among middlemen and de
crease the charges for distributing milk
from the excessive margin qf 14 to 20 cents
per gallon, to a reasonable, figure.
Both producers and consumers ought to
be benefited by the new arrangement, if it
is kept on a conservative basis. It may be
as well to give the warning that if the at
tempt is ever made to put the wholesale
price of milk up to 18 cents per gallon, it
will simply break itself down by calling
into existence a host of new shippers.
THE EFFECT OP PATRONAGE
Tire Dispatch has very often criticised
the avowed theory of the politicians, that
the spoils are necessary to the maintenance
of a party in power. The idea is so utterly
unsupported by reason that it should not
require refutation. Its persistent survival,
however, renders it pertinent to point out
the remarkable commentary upon it afford
ed by the present situation at Washington.
Yesterday was the twenty-ninth day of
Harrison's administration. The interven
ing four weeks have beeri spent in the effort
to distribute certain rich bits of patronage
as rewards for party work, or recompense
for personal service. The result of these
efforts, which were to keep the Republican
power for an indefinite period, has been
that the full month has not elapsed until
the two highest political powers in the
party are at daggers drawn. A dispatch of
yesterday stated that the President has an
nounced his intention to ignore the Senators
who voted against Mr. Halstead; and the
Senators are quoted as replying: "Where
does he think he is going to get his majority
if he ignores us?" If this report had come
from a carping Democratic source, or ap
peared iu the columns of a reckless inde
pendent sheet it might have been doubted;
but as it appeared in an "official" Republi
can organ, it seems to put the matter beyond
Now this establishes two points. In tbe
first place, the rupture between the Presi
dent and the Senate is over the division of
the spoils; and it is produced solely by the
idea that public office is private property to
be used for the benefit of the Senators and
the satisfaction of their personal grudges,
as well. Beyond that, the conviction of the
Senators that they have a title in the offices
is so strong that they regard their party
principles as of no importance beside the
vindication of their right to a large share
of the spoils. Every one of the revolting
Senators is pledged beyond recall to the
support of the tariff and financial legisla
tion which President Harrison's administra
tion represents. And yet their wrath at
the idea that they may not be able to sup
port their personal following at the public
expense is such as to produce the threat
that ir they are "ignored" they will throw
their party principles overboard in order to
vote against the administration.
The one thing plain about this is that the
distribution of the spoils is causing party
dissension and weakening the adhesion of
the party principles which were unshaken
while the party did not control the patron
age. Yet the shallow pretense that patron
age is necessary to party cohesion will con
tinue so long as the public will listen to the
BOTTLANGEB'S CHANGE OF BASE.
Boulanger's sudden withdrawal from the
battle-field of French politics would be re
garded as terminating the career of almost
any other man; but as the General survived
the ridicule of his unfortunate duel, he may
yetresurge after having sought safety in
Yet we can hardly see how his retreat
can be viewed in any other light than
either a confession of criminality or a dis
play of pusillanimity. Great popular
leaders, who aspire to mold the career of
nations and dictate the policy of European
Governments, are not generally supposed to
be made of the material to run away when
their enemies threaten them with arrest.
Boulanger undergoing imprisonment for
his cause might have been a subject for a
revolution. Boulanger seeking refuge in
Belgium hardly seems like a subject for
anything but jeers.
Nevertheless the French disturber has al
ready shown superiority to all ordinary
rules. He may yet come back to Prance
and claim a dictatorship on the ground of
his public services in leaving his country
for his country's good.
JOHN BBIGHTS DESEETS.
New York City has no equal on earth in
proposing to erect monuments to all sorts of
great men; and in not building them. It is
a proud distinction. The liberality of her
citizens is amazing on paper. They are
lavish of their letters to the newspapers.
Money is nothing to them, absolutfely noth
ing; neither is time when they have a monu
ment on hand. With a patience and per
sistence beautiful to behold New Yorkers'
propose to attest their admiration for B. in
stone or marble, before the pedestal for their
statue to A. is half paid for.
The memory of General 17. S. Grant will
remain green, as long as this nation lives,
but it is lucky for him that his fame does
not depend at all on the monument New
York City is still proposing to erect in his
honor. Now, some generous soul writes to
the New York Tribune to suggest that the
Empire City ought to have a monument to
John Bright without delay. Says this
worthy citizen: "His position in relation to
our Government was a unique one, and he
deserves to stand along with Lincoln, as
one who helped to save it!"
Quite so. But Mr. Bright's monument
does not deserve to stand along with Grant's
in the imagination of New York and no
The statement that comes from New
Jersey, that a master trorkman of the
Knights of Labor in that State, who re
cently urged the employes of a glass factory
to go out on a strike, has been arrested on a
charge of conspiracy, cannnot fail to call
the attention of the working classes to the
exceedingly one-sided administration of our
Everyone knows that The Dispatch on
all occasions has urged the unwisdom and
danger of strikes. But when an arrest of
that sort is made it is necessary to call for
an equal enforcement of the principle
against greater offenses. If it is conspiracy
for a labor leader to urge workmen to cease
work until they are given higher wages,
what is it for leading capitalists to urge
employers to shut down until they can get
lower wages? Snch things have not been
wholly unknown in industrial circles; and
yet no one has evtr heard of the arrest of
the latter class.
This is not a case of "one-sided laws," as
a cotemporary puts it, but rather a case of
one-sided enforcement of the laws. The law
itself makes no such distinction. If it is
conspiracy to incite a strike of the working
men, it is conspiracy to incite a strike of
employers either to make workmen take
lower wages or to make consumers pay
higher prices. But the evil of the day is
shown in the fact that while the labor
agitator is attacked for his doubtful, and at
the utmost, limited offense, the great cap
italist who gets up combinations that by the
equivalent of the striking method, burden
the whole nation, is left wholly un
disturbed. What is most needed in this country is a
reform that will enforce the laws against the
richest and most powerful just as severely
as against the obscure and friendless of
fenders. When that is done one half of the
social problems of the day will solve them
selves. CULTIVATION OF CHESTNUTS.
The perpetuation of aged and threadbare
jokes would hardly seem to be a subject
worthy of thoughtful consideration, jet that
is just what Jlr.-G. O. Praetorius has given
it in the columns of a cotemporary. He has
called his paper "Tbe Cultivation of Chest
nuts." It is written in a serious, sympa
thetic rein, as if the writer had a sincere
intention to "'bear" the joke market, and
did not care -who knew it. Perhaps the
poor old joke .with hirsute appendages lias
been defamed too much, hnd Mr. Praetorius
is only devoting his time and learning to
the subject from chivalrous taotives. We
have always heen under the impression that
chestnuts stood la slight need ot cultiva
tion; that they abounded and overwhelmed
the land anyhow. But we may have been
In the first place, (We hasten to assent to
Mr. Praetorius' declaration that a dried
chestnut is useless. A joke to be worth
dragging from its retirement should have
some juice in it. But when' Mr. Praetorius
says that chestnuts must be kept fresh,
should he not also add some accurate infor
mation as to how to effect this very desirable
result, beyond the apparently humorous
suggestion that they should be kept lb per
forated boxes. Nor do we understand what
the writer means when he says that in
spring, as soon as nature awakens, the
chestnuts germinate, though the season for
the plenty of pensioned poems and back
number jests ot this season of the year may
be connected with the phenomenon alleged.
In fact the article is full of obscurities
and stay, is it the cultivation of chestnujt
trees that Mr. Praetorius means. If it is,
why didn't he say so clearly? The editors
of dur esteemld cotempbrary. Forest Leaves,
should be careful not to mislead the public.
The landslide on theBaltimore and Ohio
Bead and Mr. Carnegie's campaign against
the Pennsylvania Bailroad may be con
sidered by some people as a new illustra
tion of tbe coincidence of similar and for
The report. which comes to this country
that two legislators of this locality had
pushed their disputation to the verge of a
duel and that the Hon. Mike Lemon inter
vened and made up the quarrel without tbe
shedding of gore, seems to call for an ex
planation from the Third District states
man. Why should ne spoil the fun and
decrease the chances of legislative vacan
cies, in this unjustifiable manner? The
man who interferes with legislative duels
fails to grasp the whole bearing of the sit
uation. Sib ChAbles Russell cannot take his
revenge on the Times' counsel by making
them listen to the evidence of some hun
dreds of witnesses about rack-renting, boy
cotting, informers' testimony and arbitrary
convictions. The announcement that Lord Wolseley
will 'publish a series of articles on the
American Civil War fails to create any
public anxiety on this side of the ocean to
know what his Lordship will say about us.
The General who failed to rescue Gordon
has already declared his sympathy by in
dorsing the General who failed to whip
Lee, as the most talented of Union com
manders. If Lord Wolseley wants to give
his ideas general circulation in this country
he will have to start his own magazine.
The church organization which claims
that distributing tracts On the street consti
tutes disorderly conduct, should be careful
to specify that it does not refer to the tracts
issued by its own denomination.
Sewicklet's tussle with the ques
tion whether a natural gas company
can prevent consumers from going to
a competing company, by forcing them to
sign contracts a year in advance, will be
likely to impress the Sewickley mind with
the idea that hereafter it will be worthwhile
to take care not to leave therepmmunity to
the tender mercies of a single corporation.
The position of the Tnited States Sena
tors is very clearly and decidedly In favor of
the freedom of the press to whitewash the
shady spots in the Senatorial character.
The presentation, by the regular political
influences, of the names -of Stephen B.
French and William B, Leeds, as candi
dates for the New York and Philadelphia
postoffices, respectively, seems especially
designed to convince the public that mug
wumpery has its practical uses.
The April moving of some of the new
municipal bodies, seems to be regarded by
them as the proper season for washing their
Whek the Central Traffio Association
was reorganized in January, we referred to
the periodical call for the work. But who
could have expected the changes to roll
round so swiftly that the Central Traffic
Association would have to be reorganized
over again in April ?
Ohio seems to have somewhat tardily
come to the conclusion that it is necessary
to sit down on light and heat monopolies.
The information by cable that "the
Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation
to dine with Mrs. J. W. Mackay," does not
give a full report of this important interna
tional event, until the detail is supplied of
how much Mrs. Mackay paid for the ac
ceptance. PROMINENT PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
Evangelist Moodv begins work in Chi
cago thlb week.
The Empress of Austria suffers from in
somnia, is unable to eat, and can find no relief
Count Hoyos, the comrade of the late
Prince Rudolf of Austria, has.joined Cardinal
Lavigerie's anti-slavery crusade in Africa,
i The State Department has been officially in
formed that Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new
British Minister to the United States, will sail
for New York on the 13th instant.
The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough are
fitting up the house in Carlton Square with
great magnificence, and when completed it will
bo one cf the most sumptuous abodes in
Herb Joachim is to be presented with a
magnificent Stradlvarius violin, which was
used by Viottl, as a token of admiration from
his numerous friends, on the .fiftieth anni
versary of his first performance in public The
violin must be worth at least 1,000.
Ex-Kino Milan, the misfit monarch who
recently resigned the throne of Servia, has
been having what is now called by the "boys" a
"razzle-dazzle time" in Vienna. He has now
gone to Constantinople. He still fears assas
sination, and wears a flexible steel undershirt.
He is very careful about his wine and always
smells of it before drinking.
M. Bonnat, the famous French painter, says
that the most trying sitter he ever had was M.
Thiers, and about the best was Victor Hugo.
Bonnat was recently asked by a Boston
Transcript correspondent what he thought of
the impressionist school, and replied: "It is
composed of men who know nothing, and who
try to convince the world at large that they
have discovered something."
Prince Waldehab and Princess Marie of
Denmark are fine skaters, and it is said tbat
one afternoon, after a long run across the Ice,
they sat down to rest on a log. While there
they noticed a little boy who was vainly trying
to put his skates on. On seeing the royal
couple the lad took off his hat and said: "Ob,
dear Princess Marie, can you not help me to
put my skates ont" The royal lady smiled,
knelt down on the ice and firmly fastened the
straps round tbe boy's ankles.
Its Seventh Anniversary.
That enterprising near-by cotemporary, the
ureensourg -treat, celebrated its seventh birth-
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THE TOPICAL TALEEE.
Bill oa Aptll 1-The Circle of Pittsburg
Widening The, Value of flit-. Davis'
Literary Work Chat or the Day.
How has your mail box saluted you for the
last two days?
"lfull twenty letters by the mall I
What's this?" Adolphui cried.
He thought of all the girls be knew:
And then the missives eyed.
Square, slitnrblgi -white and colors all
i'rom dusky gray to blue.
He opened them found twenty bills,
Bat ne'er a biUtt doiti!
If this city were fond of pushing out the
largest kind 6f boom on every possible occa
sion, as a great many younger, aye, and older
communities are fond of doing, it would be a
splendid chance to do so right now.
Look at tbe growth of the suburbs and tribu
tary townlets 6n all aides of Pittsburg! Take a
stroll along the high cliffs of tbe northern bank
of the Ohio and see where Chanters is growing
toi Count the new houses erected in the last 12
Where there were meadows and market gar'
dens but two years ago the houses are So closely
packed together tbat yon can't catch a glimpse
of the railroad running through the midst ot
them. That's the new wbod of the Chartlers
tree. Turn your back on the Ohio and see
what a transformation the builders have
wrought in Bellevue, in Emsworth and all
those picturesque villages that the fort Wayne
Bailroad is beginning to perceive can be en
couraged to grow 'into suburban precincts of
the great city. This borough has a record of a
round hundred new dwellings for the past 12
months! that one 60 and so on.
teVEJr a dozen miles from town, in the beau
tiful valley of the Ohio, the population is
bounding upward. You can get some idea of
wllat Coraopolls is doing these days by climb
ing up the fragrant slopes of the cemetery hill
above Bewickley. The new houses in the
borough of Corabpolis across the river stand
out in their spick and span newness. How
many new houses in this remote borough have
been raised iu the last year? Over SO, and there
is no end yet to the enlargement.
, ThOBe are not the statistics of a real estate
agent with a bargain to make, but anyone can
see the facts for himself if he hate eyes and
use fiem. The circle of Pittsburg is widening
It rather looks, 'twlxt you and me,
"With one month barely over,
Tbe President would rather be
In Florida with Grover C,
A careless pig in clover.
Fbom the old-fashioned French cathedral
city of Limoges, ah interesting little paper has
oome to The Dispatch. It Is called La
frame Colombophlle, and deals with the use
of pigeons and balloons, for aerial mall service
and navigation. An article on the Invention 61
a no w automatic aerial photographlo machine,
whlcti recently appeared in The Dispatch, Is
reprinted in La traiUe Colombophtle, and the
editor, M. Charles Siblllot, expresses his be
lief that tbe Invention in question may be of
use in connection with balloons in time of war.
Mb. slack Davis, who died last Sunday,
almost before his friends in this- city were
aware that he Was ill, was a man of broad and
very thorough culture, but the community
would miss him more if he bad not preferred
seclusion to the extent lie did. From time to
time Mr. Davis was wont to remind not 'only
the readibg public of Pittsburg, but that of the
nation, that he possessed a most delicately at
tuned ear in the music of verse, and a forceful
power of expression. The last poem from his
hand was published in the Bulletin but a
couple of weeks ago. In that publication also
Mr. Davis' remarkable poem called "London"
appeared, and since then, because of its in
tense truth and graphic imagery, it has traveled
far and wide.
Surely it would be Worth while to collect Mr.
Davis' poems for preservation iu book form.
A gentleman who has had experience in the
operations of gold mining, tells me that the
method a miner has of moving the pan in
searching for gold by hand, a sort of rotatory
motion, can be applied successfully to the solu
tion of the pigs in the cloverpnzzle. By adopt
ing this motion he was enabled to pen the pigs,
to his great glory and consolation and the envy
of others, in less than SO second at every at
tempt GARRETT JOURNEYING LEISURELY.
He Laughs nt the Idea of His Being Afraid
to Go to Mexico.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Charleston, S. C, April 2. Mr. Robert
Garrett and his party left here on their special
coach for Wilmington, N. C, this afternoon,
having spent two days here. Mr. Garrett was
driven around the city yesterday and to-day,
and appears to be in comparatively good
health. He laughed at the -idea, published
heretofore, that he had abandoned a trip to
Mexico for fear of being kidnaped. He said
that, on the contrary, he was so charmed with
Florida, and that he derived so much benefit to
his health from the atmosphere, tbat be pro
longed bis stay there. Just before leaving here
he said to THE Dispatch correspondent: "I
don't expect to rush back to Baltimore at once.
We shall spend a day or two In Wilmington
and a day or two in Richmond and such other
cities south of Baltimore as we may reach, and
which may he worth visiting."
An excursion around the harbor was ten
dered the Garrett party by the Government
officers of the steamer Wisteria to-day, but
their early departure prevented its acceptance.
The party will hardly reach Baltimore before
the early part of the coming week. Mr. Garrett
looks very much broken down, but his physi
cian says that the trip has undoubtedly done
FAILURE OP A RELIGIOUS CRANK.
A Man Who Had a Head of Christ Printed
on His Bank Checks.
Special Teles-ram to The Dispatch.
New York, April 2. C. D. Towt. the stock
broker, at SO Broad street, announced his sus
pension to the Stock Exchange to-day. Mr.
Towt's liabilities are small. The day's spurt to
tbe market was the last of several disappoint
ments to him. Mr. Towt has been a member
of the Exchange for a dozen years and more,
and was particularly known for carrying his
enthusiasm for Christianity into his business.
For a long time his finely engraved checks
were adorned with a head of Christ, under
neath which was the legend: 'The Lord is My
Redeemer." Subsequently, probably because
objection had been raised to this style of certi
fication, he changed the legend to "The Lord is
My Shepherd, I bhall Not Want."
Several years ago a clerk in tbe bank where
Mr. Towt kept his account thought to poke
fun at Mr. Towt, and nested one of his can
celled checks in the window, where a string of
thoughtless clerks guyed tbe man with the un
flinching determination to make his faith
known to all men. Mr.Towt complained to the
bank officials about tbe clerk's action. The
clerk was reprimanded, but on the advlo of the
bank's officials, the picture of the Baylor no
longer appeared on Mr. Towt's checks.
Where Sponges May bo Found,
i'rom the New York Tribune.!
. It is reported.that very large sponges have
been found growing in a' pond at Coultersville,
near Pittsburg. Some of the largest of con
temporaneous sponges can be seen daily in
front of that great American Institution, the
free lunch counter.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
BBOOKLYN, April 2. -Alexander JMcCue, ex-As-slstant
Treasurer of the United. States, who suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy about ten days airo.
died at noon to-day. He was born in Matamoras.
Mexico, May 1, 1828, orirlsh parents, who had re
moved from New York to Mexico. They returned
toNeirYork shortly afterward, lie graduated
from Columbia College In 1848.
Mrs. Augusta Bill.,
Mrs. Augusta Kill, wife of Samuel Bin, of Little
Sawmill Kun, Thlrty-firth ward, Pittsburg, died
Monday morning at 8 J0 o'clock, aged S3 years.
Mrs. lull was a Christian woman, and was be
loved by all who knew her. She leaves a lamllv
of four children. Mrs. Bill was a woman of con
siderable means, and she was a friend In need to
all whom 6he deemed worthy.
G. W. Hlller.
G. W. Hlller, editorial writer of the oldest Iron
manufaclurers'paper in the city, died Monday
afternoon at his late residence on Colwell street
for a long time he has been suffering, until a
stroke of apoplexy carries him off. He entered
the newspaper business 20 years ago as a type
setter, and rose step by step until he was given
charge of the paper.
It. B Phillips, an old resident of this city, died
suddenly at his residence on Squirrel Hill yester
day. The deceased was the father of Robert P1U1-
"PS. oimei-TDinonoiarT-sorace,ana was at one
HO PtffPiJ'PU'.SSFL !.".. his.
I brother, Colonel William milllDs, was at one I
1 time President of the Allegheny Valley; Bailroad.'
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WEDNESDAY, ' APRIL
DRAMATIC SCENE IN COURT.
One Young; Man Who Was Strongly Affected
bt a Salty Sentence.
Baltimore, April 2. George S. Massamore,
aged 20, a young man of dudish appearance,
created a sensation in the Criminal Court this
morning when sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary. The prisoner waft accused ot
stealing jewelry to the value of S225 from Lit
tleton C. Bandel, of Baltimore. Massamore in
troduced himself to Bandel last month, and
said he was a nephew of a well-known citizen
of Baltimore. They took a cocktail, when the
prisoner slipped some drug iu the drink, and
Bandel knew nothing more till the next morn
ing, when he awoke in a hotel with his Shirt
front cut ont and his diamond stud and gold
watch and chain gone.
The prisoner was subsequently captured at
the inauguration in Washington. Later the
watch was sent by some one to the Marshal of
Police. Massamore pleaded guilty to the in
dictment, and came before Judge Phelps"ind
begged for mercy, implorlbg the Court for the
sake ot his respectable relatives to be lenient
Judge Phelps said as the prisoner had thrown
himself upon the mercy of tbe Court, and as
part of the property had been returned, the
Court would sentence him to 2K years In the
nenitentiary. These words fell like a thunder
bolt oh the ears ot the prisoner, and he broke
forth afresh and cried as if his heart would
break. He begged tbe Court for the sake of
his old mother to take the six months off.
The Judge's bean Was touched and he ac
ceded to the request, and he made the sen
tence an even two rears, Massamore was then
seized with an eplleDtlo nt, and with a scream
fell to the floor. His shrieks and moans were
pitiful. Deputy Wardens took him to the lock
up, while he fought like a madman.' He soon
recovered, and during the afternoon was safely
housed in his new quarters. It is stated tbat
Massamore is an old criminal, and that his
picture adorns Inspector Byrnes' art gallery
in New York. His fltissupposedto have been
SE0RET SESSIONS DOOMED.,
Senator Teller Thinks Ills Resolution Will
Go Through Flying.
WASHteOTON, April 2.-Senator Teller's
proposition to abolish secret sessions of the
Senate for tbe consideration of Presldehtal
nominations, while not the direct outgrowth
of the reports published of Ihe Senate on the
-nomination of Murat Halstead to be Minister
to Berlin, was suggested by them. The propo
sition of Senator Teller differs from that made
by Senator Piatt at the opening of the Fiftieth
Congress, in that it proposes that only nomina
tions shall be eonsidered with open doors,
while th0 Piatt resolution proposed to abolish
executive sessions for any and all purposes ex
cept when, by specific motion, it might be agreed
tbat the doors should be closed. Bepublican
Senators say there would have been favorable
action taken on the Piatt resolution had it not
been for the recent work of Senator Blddle
berger, which was incompatible with the inter
ests of the proposition.
Senator Teller, asked by a reporter to-day as
to the outlook for his resolution, said:
There Is no doubt In my 1nlnd that It will be
adopted. So far as I can see there la very little
Objection now to the consideration of Vresldental
dominations in Open session. 1 don't believe a
word was uttered for or against the confirma
tion of Mr. Halstead that those who spoke would
object to have published broadcast. If for no
other reason than to avoid the misrepresentations
being made as to the motives which prompted
Senators to vote for or against him. Strong argu
ments can be presented against the confirmation
of treaties in open session, but 1 cannot see why
any falrand courageous man should object to open
sessions for the consideration of nominations.
For one, I will say nothing In executive session
aaeotlng h man's character which I would not say
openly. The public service cannot be impaired
In tbe slightest by the adoption of my proposition,
and 1 shall push it to a determination at the open
ing of the regular session or the Senate. lam
confident the masses of the people are in favor of
It, and I am equally confident, in view of tbe pub
lications during the past week, that a majority of
the Senators wfil vote for It.
TURNED OUT IN THE MUD.
Knights of the Golden Eagle Parade In the
Falling Rain at Ilnrrlsburg.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Habrisbtxro, April 2. This city has never
been more generally or tastefully decorated
than it was to-day in honor of the parade of tbe
Knights of the Qolden Eagle, who are holding
their thirteenth annual session hire. Owing to
the bad weather, a large numberof members of
the order who bad intended participating in
the parade remained at their homes. Many
others who did come from different portions of
the State were deterred from turning out in
the procession because of the horrible condi
tion of the streets and the falling of rain while
the Knights were forming into line. Owing to
the bad weather, the parade was confined to
the principal streets. About 1,000 gaily uni.
formed men were in line, among which were
the Pennsylvania, Olivet, Waverly, Red Cross
and Wootten commanderies of Philadelphia.
Reading, York, and other towns were also
At tbe meeting of the Grand Castle of the
Knights, the annual report of Grand Chief
Stilz, of Philadelphia, was submitted. It shows
tbat during the past year o3 castles were insti
tuted, making the entire number in the State
309 and the aggregatemembeiship nearly83,000.
Castles are in operation in 45 counties as against
ST a year ago. The Grand Chief last year visited
156 castles, whose meetings were attended by
15,000 members of the order. There were paid
out for relief 970,129 79, and $294,002 75 remain
on hand, and are invested. The net Increase of
funds is $79,505 21. Since the introduction of
the order, in 1875, 6,187 members were extended
financial relief amounting to 151,663 80. The
total amount of receipts aggregates 071,016 87.
The disbursements, including investments,
amount to S593,3l 52,
Tbe Grand Castle will be in session until
THE LAST P0R BOME TIME.
President Harrison's List of Appointments
Sent to the Senate.
Washington, April 2. The President sent
the following nominations to the Senate to
day: Robert J. Fisher, of Chicago, to be Assistant
"Commissioner of Patents, vice Robert B.Vance,
resigned; Commander Bartlett J. Cromwell to
be a captain; Lieutenant Commander George
R. Durand to be a commander; Lieutenant
Uriel Sebree to be a lieutenant commander;
Lieutenant Moses Wood, junior grade, to be a
lieutenant; Ensign James H. Glennon to be a
lieutenant, junior grade: Commander John W.
Phillip to bo a captain; Lieutenant Com
mander Francis M. Barber to be a commander;
Lieutenant Albert B. Condeu to be a lieuten
ant commander; Lieutenant David Daniels,
junior grade, to be a lieutenant; Easign Harry
8. Knapp to be a lieutenant, junior grade;
Passed Assistant Paymaster Josiah R. Stanton
to be a paymaster; Assistant Thomas J. Cowie
to be a passed assistant paymaster; Second
Lieutenant Harry K. White, Marine Corps, to
to be a first lieutenant.
Robert J. Fisher, who was to-day nominated
to be Assistant Commissioner of Patents, was
born at York, Pa., and is 41 years of age. In
1869 Mr. Fisher began the practice of law in
Chicago, in which he continued until his ap
pointment as Fourth Assistant Examiner in
the Patent Office, in 1875. Since tbat time he
has passed through every grade of tbe service
by successive promotions, including that of
Examiner-ln-Chlef and member of tbe Board
of Appeals, Which position he now holds. Mr.
Fisher is a man of high personal character,
popular, energetic and able. He was tbe
choice of many of the patent attorneys of this
city, who regard him as a very high authority
in ail patent matters. His nomination is re
ceived with general satisfaction.
The Haytlan Republic Sold.
Boston, April 2. The closing episode in the
record of the steamer Haytlan Republic as a
trader between Boston and Hayti occurred
this morning, when the craft tbat has been tbe
object of so much disagreement was soldat
auction. Tbe purchaser is William Lewis, of
New Bedford, who will fit the Republic out for
Bebrlng sea and the Arctic ocean as a whaling
Sweet April comes with smiles and tears,
I Through mead and wood she passes,
Brings sunshine bright tbat warms and cheers,
The rain that makes the grasses.
Men troubled with rheumatlo pains
Are ceasing their complaining.
For, though their pains oft come with rains,
They're glad when April's reigning.
To market comes the early fruit,
The winter coat we .hoot It,
Tbe maiden dons her .new spring suit
With which she is well suited.
Blithe Corydon sweet Phyllis courts, '
Already springs the clover,
And in the field tbe lambkin sports
Though most field sports are over.
In rural lanes the floret blows.
And honey bees are humming,
With spring styles qut the drummer goes,
The partridge, too, is drumming.
The maid puts by the winter shoe
And dons the lighter sandat, -
Tbe organ grinder gives us new
And stirring airs by handle.
In short, the winter's pass'd away,
The bloom is on the cherry; -
Soon, soon will come tbe merry Hay,
Anuwomay an oe merry.- -, i
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STATE CAPITAL CHAT.
Hot Alien Bill Flglit-One Happy Btat6i
man A Modest Reformer tJolquo Cap
ital and Turk Scheme Troiiaer That
Hutfe Crushed tl Senator.
CtBOji a sTAMr coBiussroKDKJrr.J
HAEttiSBPno, April 2. Representative
Campbell, of Fayette, Js making a hard fight
for his bill placing a tax on alien labor dr the
employers thereof. It is an uphill effort and
Mr. Campbell deserves ctedlt for his pidck. if
for-nothlng else. The Knights of Labor are
giving him neither aid nor comfort, and do hot
hesitate to say a word against the measdri 6S
caslonaliy. It Is quite likely the bill will be
killed on third reading. The reason given
against the bill by some of Its dpponehts is that
it is nmAmerican. Others admit the evil com
plained of, but say it is a question for Congress
and not a State to legislate on.
"You should come and live among the Ital
ians and Huns in tbe coke region," responds
Representative Campbell, "and then you
wouldn't care who did the legislating provided
some one did it."
A Hnppy Statesman.
The one perennially pleasant and happy man
in the House is Representative Frnlt, ot Mer
cer. No one can recollect having ever seen
him in anything but a good humor, even when
wending his way to his hotel in the wee sma'
hours ayont tha twal', after an exhausting ses
sion of the appropriation committee. Worries
fly at his approach and his presence is like a re
freshing shower on a June day. A pleasant
word for every one and a smile for all, makes
bim welcome wherever he appears and his
sunny disposition, a genuine gift from tbe
cods, causes members to look with much favor
on measures he advocates.
Another Adjournment Straw.
Tew now talk of adjourning before May 10.
It is generally believed that it will be impossi
ble to do so, thodgh the majority of tbe mem
bers would bo glad to leave Harrisburg to
morrow if their consciences and their constitu
ents would acquit them of negligence of busi
ness and inattention to duty. It is true the
appropriation bills are going through at a
rapid gait, and that tha Senate Committee on
Appropriations is receiving from the House
plenty of material to Work on; but Senator
Reyburn, the Chairman, is determined that
the committee shall have as thorough knowl
edge of all bills' as the House Committee has
secured before the bills are affirmatively rec
ommended to the Senate. This .will involve
excursions by sub-committees to the various
institutions, including a visit to the much-talked-of
western Penitentiary, which will
not be entirely out of the woods until tbe
Legislature adjourns. All this involves much
work, and much work takes time.
Ono Olodest Reformer.
There is one member of the House who not
only will not ride on a pass himself, when
journeying between Harrisburg and his home,
but will not If he can help it ride in the same
car with a legislator who uses one. It is his
first session. His name is withheld for the rea
son that, thongh a reformer, he is a very "mod
est one and doesn't court publicity. Besides,
as one member who has been here two sessions
was heard to remark, "He is a perfect gentle
man in every other respect"
The fact that this is a model Legislature of
the most model kind is further emphasized by
the fact tbat not long ago a democratic mem
ber who paid a visit to an A.M. EOhureh
service here, was invited to occupy a seat in
the pulpit beside the preacher.
A Rather Unique Scheme.
Ex-Speaker Graham some time ago presented
a queerly-worded petition from a gentleman
who wants a State Capital and aparkwhere the
free sunlight and the bo less unconfined fresh
air of heaven have full play. Having been
once encouraged, be comes to the front again
with the suggestion that "State parks, lorests
and streams will aeon have to become a State
economic problem to provide the people with
tbe territory for diversified outdoor recreation,
at least cost and time to the daily wage toller
for increased opportunity of beneficial pleas
ure of the highest order, "a space of 10,000 or
more acres of land in the most revigorating al
titude, with mountain protection for moderate
climate, should become the State property.
There are now obtainable In Clinton and Center
counties broad, elevated forests and
fertile lands with good water and
mountain basins for lakes and reservoir
storage of water to supply 100,000 people, which
In a few years will be cut up in many owner
ships and workings of everyone for himself
that will pollute its waters and make general
disfigurement by crooked, narrow streets and
deformed buildings tbat would make It bevond
redeeming for a State metropolitan can! til ami
Why Brook is Oat of Humor.
Last week a Philadelphia paper contained an
account of a bal masque in Harrisburg which
was attended by Representatives Brooks and
Stewart, both leading lights of the Quaker
city delegation. In describing the costumes
the paper stated that Mr. Brooks wore
a bustle and Mr. Stewart a Dolly Varden
dress. Tbe latter took the matter very coolly,
but Mr. Brooks sought out the correspondent
to demand a personal explanation. He at
once, without entering deeply into preliminary
details, charged the newspaper man with hav
ing made a gross misstatement.
"In what way?" demanded the latter.
"In what wayl" exclaimed tbe indignant
looking father of the high license bill. "That's
a nice question to ask after what you -wrote
about me. Why, it was Stewart who wore the
bustle; not L"
It may be proper here to say that the whole
account of tbe bal masque was a joke, and Mr.
Brooks took it as kindly as all the other sliugs
and arrows that outrageous fortune deals out
to the politically prominent,
The Senator and His Trousrrs.
George Handy Smith, the heavy-weight
Senator from Philadelphia, has been absent
from his accustomed place all week, and
isn't feeling a bit well. The pride of
the big Senator's heart is his trousers
that bloom every spring, tra lal These trousers
are, as a rule, the most utterly spring-like and
gorgeous specimens of the bifurcated garment
that ever show up in the balls of legislation.
Solomon, in all his glory, never wore anything
approximating them and never dreamed of any
plaid combination anything like them. Spring
came early this year, and Senator Smith's
trousers came correspondingly early. But his
joy was brief. Georgie Jones, of the Philadel
phia Associated Press, had been permitting his
mind to wander to trousers for some time pre
viously, and the result was astonishing. Sena
tor Smith went home in despair, and it is un
derstood has been putting in a whole week try
ing to determine whether ho ought to set tbe
cloth fancieTS of Philadelphia wild in an effort
to find him something surpassing, or whether
be ought to retire into deep mourning or get
him to a nunnery. Simpsojt.
SEQUEL TO AN ELOPEMENT.
A Lady Who Aided the Yonng Lovers
Follovre Their Example.
Special Telegram, to The Dispatch.
New Haven, Conn., April 2. William Bas
sett and Miss Lizzie Knowles, of East River,
wero lovers up to a week ago. Henry Bassett,
farther of the young lady.objected to the match
on the ground tbat his daughter was too
young to be married. Last Saturday both ran
away to New York and were married. They
are back and are now in East River, living
with Bassett's grandparents. During tho
arrangement of the plans for the elopement
Miis Knowles took into her confidence her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Elmer Knowles, wife of the
proprietor of the card shop in East River. She
arranged the meeting of the young couple and
did what she could to cover the elopement
until it was too late to Intercept Bassett and
fiancee en route.
The part tbat Mrs. Elmer Knowles played in
the affair became known after the return of
the young couple. It called down upon her
the Indignation of herhusbandand his parents.
This so enraged Mrs. Elmer Knowles that she
collected all her clothes and left her home in
East River. She was followed by George
Reley. ber cousin, who was employed in Elmer
Knowles' card shop. They were last seen to
gether at the Leetes Island station.
Ample Excuse. '
From the Terre Haute Express.l
Mother What time did that young man
leave last nlghir
Miss Laura About 3 o'cloek, I think.
Mother And you have the impudence to tell
me this. I would be highly delighted to hear
what excuse you can possibly offer for such
outrageous conduct if you have any to offer.
Miss LauraWe didn't get the last pig In the
pen until then, mamma.
Prof. Heiton After Hlsbee'a Place.
Special Telerram to The Dispatch.
Habkisbubo, April 2. John Heston, Pro
fessor of Pedagogics at the Stata College, is
mentioned, on good authority, to-night, as the
successor of Dr. Higbee at the head of the De
partment of Public Instruction, wben-that gen.
tleman'a term ends. He is indorsed by tbe
alumni of the colleze. who have been assured
, mat ur. Atcertoa is not a candidate, r ,
A GREAT CITY'S SMALL TALK.
Examination! Just Like the Men.
rsiw toss: bumau incitxs.1
NhtvYobx, April i-Columbia College was
not so unconditionally surrendered to the co
educational interest to-day as was at first sup
posed. The college will have nothing to do
with the manners, money or discipline of the
annex. Itbargalned to furnish the learning
only. The professors will deliver lectures to
the annex students, and there will their duties
toward the new institution cease. Whether en
annex building will be rented or bought will be
decided by Mrs. Theodora Myers, the head of
the new educational enterprise. Mrs. Myers'
proteges will be admitted only to the Course of
arts. Their entrance and graduation examina
tions will, of course, be the same as the exam
inations of the ball nine and boat crew.
Sad Scene at tbe City Morxne.
Four dead babies were brought io the
morgue this morning, in baskets, forburial m
the potters' field. Both parents of the first
child were discharged from the shoe factory
where they worked about two months ago, and
since that time they have been struggling with
poverty. As they handed the wicker basket,
containing tbe remains of their child, to
Morgue Keeper Fogarty, the tears rolled down
their cheeks. "It's no use, Joe, I Can't bury
tbe kid," sAid a dissipated looking young man
who brought his child to be buried in the
potters' field. 'I've tried all de boys anddey
won't give up da dust, so here she is," and be
carelessly tossed the basket oa a chair arid de
parted. The third basket, containing the body
of a 4-months-old baby, was brought to the
morgue by an errand boy. There was a death
certificate tied to the basket. The fourth
basket was brought by a respectable looking
workifagman. He lost his position as driver on
one of the horse car lines on account of tbe
recent strike. He couldn't afford the expense
of a funeral, and he requested that if possible
his child shouldn't be given up to the dissect
An Olive Branch for the Aldermen.
The CentehnUl Committee sent tha Alder
men an olive branch to-day in the form of a
tremendously polite letter, which promises
every member of the board a badge, a medal
and free tickets galore to the ball aud the best
grandstand. Some of the Aldermen are still
crying for free tickets to the banquet, but the
most of tbem were satisfied, and voted this
afternoon to aocept the Invitation, of the com
mittee. Peculiar War of Marking- a Baby.
Mrs. BallingtOU Booth, wife of Commander
Booth of the Salvation Army, has a pretty
plump little baby, which on pleasant days last
month was trundled along the avenues on the
Westslde up town. Baby Booth is pretty much
like other babies, and would have attracted
little attention had it not been for the curious
badges which adorn its small breast and should
ers. "God's Infant," "Dedicated to Jesus'"
"One of Christ's Little Ones," "Holy to the
Lord," "A Growing Soldier," "The Little Cor
poral, "Enlisted for the War," are a few of the
emblems which at one time or another have
emblazoned the babe. Usually they are worked
in gold floss on purple or scarlet ribbons, and
serve for sashes or are pinned from the neck.to
the waist of the child's gowns. They are Mrs.
Booth's one dres3 mania.
Violated the Law Unintentionally,
Edward L. Merrlfield, the well-known pro
prietor of tbe Continental Hotel, and Dr. T, S.
Robertson and H. L. Tevis have rendered
themselves liable to arrest for violating the
penal code, under peculiar circumstances. Last
Friday evening an attractive looking young
lady hired a room in the Continental Hotel.
At 10 o'clock Saturday morning one of the
chambermaids noticed that gas was escaping
from tbe room. When the door was broken
open the girl was found unconscious on the
floor. She had turned on the gas and covered
her face with a handkerchief saturated with
chloroform. Drs. Robertson and Tevis resusci
tated her after much difficulty. She said that
she was an orphan and could no longer live
honorably on the miserable pittance she re
ceived for working in a Brooklyn candy store.
Her story was investigated and found true. A
purse of $70 was raised for her and She left the
hotel. The police intend to arrest the girl if
they can find her for attempting suicide, and
say that the physicians and hotel proprietor
are accessories and liable to arrest for assisting
her to escape.
A LETTER FROM CLAT.
Tha Kentucky Statesman Write About
Philadelphia, April 2. At to-day's meet
ing of the trustees of the University of Penn
sylvania the board -acknowledged various gifts
of money, historical documents, etc To Dr.
Samuel G. Lane the thanks of the board was
tendered tor an autograph latter of Henry
Clay on Villiam Henry Harrison's nomination
for the Presidency. The letter is addressed to
"Mr. Thomas H. Clay, near Lexington. Ky" a
son ot air. uiay. ana portrays tne Droau, patri
otic spirit of the writer as follows :
"You will have learned that General Harri
son obtained the Harrisburg nomination. The
event has created great and genuine surprise.
Nevertheless I have felt it to be my duty to ex
press, as I have done on ail occasions, my acqui
escence in and submission to it; and 1 should be
sorry that you or any of my friends or Con
nections should display any irritation or dis
satisfaction about it."
Although the sheet Is yellow with age, the
manuscript is as clear and regular as an en
grossed document, and bears tbe great states
man's simple sign manual, "H. Clay."
IMPORTANT PENSION RULING.
Certificates Due Veterans Who Die to be
Payable to Widows or Children.
Washington, April 2. Commissioner Tan
ner, of the Pension Bureau, with the approval
of the Secretary of the Interior, issued the
Pursuant to the act of Congress approved March
1, 1S89, whenever a pension Certificate of any char
acter, original, Increase, restoration, arrears or
otherwise shall have been lssned by this bureau
and the beneficiary mentioned therein Is found to
have died before payment, tbe amount due on
said certificate, to the date of said pensioner's
death, will be paid to the widow of such pension
er If there be no widow, then said amount will
be paid to tbe minor child or children of said de
ceased pensioner. If there be neltLer widow nor
minor children, then the amount due said de
ceased pensioner will, In tbe discretion of tbe Sec
retary of tbe anterior, be paid to the executor or
administrator of his estate.
Minor children, as contemplated by this act,
are minors recognized as such by the law of the
locality in which the pensioner lived.
A "WORK OP GREAT MAGNITUDE.
New Count of the Money In the New York
Washington, April 1 The change fii the
offices of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer of
New York will necessitate a count of all the
moneys and securities In both offices. This is a
work of great magnitude, ana will take at feast
four weeks to accomplish.
The bonds of Treasurer Hyatt and Assistant
Treasurer McCue will hold until the count fs
completed and tbeir accounts settled. The ap
pointes, Messrs. Huston and Roberts, will as
sume tbeir new duties, however, as soon as
their bonds have been approved.
Sale of Fine Paintings.
The pictures in the Blelman collection on
exhibition at Gillespie's gallery appear to be
going off rapidly. Yesterday the very valua
ble Diaz and tbe painting of sheep by Jacques
were sold to a gentleman who has already a
very extensive and notable collection by other
famous artists. Two pictures by Munler, one
by Kleebaus, one by Ortleib, and alsn a very
pretty piece by Perez, entitled "The Village
Bride," were also disposed of. The figures in
tbe last named painting are particularly well
drawn and life-like in tbeir grouping. The
aggregate of these sales runs handsomely up
in tbe thousands, thus affording additional
verification of the fact mentioned in the ar
ticle in last Sunday's issue of TnE Dispatch
tbat Pittsburg is becoming an excellent mar
ket for the better class of paintings. Out ot 23
canvases, Mr. Blelman has already sold seven.
Doubtless most of tbe other handsome ones
will also be taken before he leaves.
Fleece and the Phonograph.
from the London UIobe.1
Speaking of the powers of the phonograph
on Thursday night, Colonel Gourand said tbat
the most crucial test for perfect enunciation,
and the moat difficult to overcome, was tbe word
"fleoce." a word which even tbe first of the
later instruments was unable to give back ac
curately. Even this difficulty, however, had
been overcome by Mr. Edison's ingenuity. This
Is a good bearing. An inability to pronounce
toe word m question would have rendered, the
phonograph almost useless In flaaBokl clreta.
The fashidri of Carrying a muff dates 3W
years back. Courtiers wore them in the time
of George L
Simon Cohen, a Brooklyn dot, while)
playing tag, was pushed against a staircase by
a playmate, and sustained injuries which have
developed Into congestion of the brain.
Out in a backwoods town in Indiana,
last week, the Sheriff left the courtroom for
dinner, forgetting all about his prisoner, who
afterward leisurely walked off and has not
since been captured.
Ed Blackburn, of Calhoun county,
Georgia, saw a very peculiar battle between a
snake and terrapin. The latter got thcl i snake
by the back of the neck, and after killing him
made a meal of the reptile.
Services for the deaf are held in the
church institute at Sheffield. The preacher
speaks into a bell-sbaped receptacle, from
which, tubes convey the sound of his voice to
the ear ot each person present.
A craze for taking flowers to school re
cently sprung up among children in Athena,
Ga.. and eventually resulted in somdeh extra
work for the janitors that an order, excluding
flowers from classrooms, had to be issued.
'John Powell says that there is a walnut
tree on his place, at Gibson, Ga that has been x
stone dead for seven years, but that It has)
come to life again and is bearing sweet deli
cious walnuts as it did previous to its death.
John T. Beddington was to be married
in Chicago one night last week. His fiancee
and her friends Waited for him in rain. It waa
learned afterwards that he had been engaged
in playing with tbe "pigs in clover" puzzle and
bad lost track of the time. The wedding will
never take place.
-A drunken man leading a horse through
the streets of Whitefleld last week met an.
other intoxicated man. They both began a
conversation and both fell under the horse's -feet.
This sagacious animal, after carefully
picking his master pp, let fly both heels at the
other drunkard, Who picked himself up and
A report lately laid before the Italian
Chamber of Deputies shows that in Italy there
are 12,943 persons who have received licenses to
beg, and who are, therefore. Unchallenged by
the police. A bill is now before the Chamber
providing for the abolition of these licenses
and for tbe erection of a poorhouse in each
A child in Crewe, England, met her
death in a peculiar manner. Her mother had
taken a pudding but of the oven and placed it
on the floor to cool, when the little girl came,
running along, tripped and fell with her face
across the dish, the boiling contents going over
the child's body. She was frightfully scalded,
and died after suffering in great agony.
That more or less popular phrase, "In
the soup," it may not be generally known, has
long been in use in different forms among the
Germans. For instance, "Der sitzt in der
bruhe"("He sits in tbe ohp"):"Erhatsich
eine schone suppe elngebrockt" ("He has made
a nice soup for himself," meaning he has pnt
himself in a "bad fix"); and "Er muss die
eingebrockte suppe selbt essen" ("He must
eat the soup he has cooked himself).
A baboon belonging to a 10-cent circus
made two breaks for liberty at Griffin, Ga., the
other day. Early in the morning he slipped
his cable, ahd was very much frightened by the
children of the public school, having got as far
astbelr play ground. He was captured by bis
keeper after making a stubborn resistance. In
the afternoon he escaped again, but was re
taken, having concealed himself in a buggy
which was in a yard in the rear of the bank
At Kennington, England, recently a
horse took fright and jumped, phaeton and all,
into a ground-floor window. The occupants of
the house were seated at dinner, and when they
saw the horse coming in the window, fled to
tho.back yard. When the horse found it could
not move it commenced to kick and made
things fly for 15 minutes, until it was released.
Tbe family have refurnished the room, as there
was hardly a piece of furniture or any of the
dishes left whole.
The people of Butland, Vt., tried the
Australian system of voting at their village dis
trict election last week, and a local paper re
ports that "over 150 votes had to be rejected
owing to irregularity, while there Was much
grumbling before the day was over, and Soma
contested offices will result. This failure was
due to no defe-jt in tbe method, but to igno
rance and tbe elimination of the element of se
crecythe voters being allowed to help and ad
vise each otherluthe matter ot erasures."
A recent circular issued by the Treas
ury Department proposing to ship, free of
charge, to persons desiring them, nickels and
pennies in certain quantities, on receipt of
the face value, has suggested some Inquiries in
regard to the cost of these coins to the United
States, and how it is that they can afford to
ship them at par value, paying express charges
upon them. The result of these Inquiries has
been the discovery tbat the nickel costs at the
mint less than tbree-auarters of a cent, while
it is put in circulation at a value of 5 cents.
There is an epidemic of suicide in the
Austrian army. The latest and most sensa
tional was tbat of Lieutenant Mangeslus, at
Klausenburg. He seemed depressed, and, leav
ing his comrades, went into a room where a
numberof rifles were kept. Taking one of
these, he called a soldier and ordered bim to
show if he could aim properly. "Point at my
eye," said tbe Lieutenant, and tbe soldier with
out any idea that the gun was loaded, did so. '
The Lieutenant gave the usual commands to
make ready, present and Are, tbe soldier obey
ing each, and being horrified at the last to see
the gun discharged and the Lieutenant fall
dead. The correctness of tbe soldier's aim was
proven, for the ball bad gone through the left
eye. The Lieutenant had left a letter to his
Captain saying that tbe soldier who would
shoot him would be entirely innocent.
RE7ERIES OP A PHILOSOPHER.
The ball and bat The spree after the
It is no use crying over spilled milk, but
it is very consoling sometimes.
The man who fignies in an explosion be
gins at the bottom and works up.
By not doing without the things we don't
need, we sometimes have to do without the things
that we do need.
Many Americana are colonels, majors and
so forth, but those who go to Canada for asylum
arc mostly skippers.
A smiling wife is a blessing, but it is one
that the man who smiles too often himself can
hardly hope to enjoy.
A man needn't be so generous as to give
everything away. He should keep something, if
it is only keeping sober.
It is no use telling a man to keep cool
who has Just been fired. He finds it cool enough
paradoxical as it may appear.
Bich and pretty American girls are in
demand in London, savs an English paper. We
should think they would be. They are in demand
here, too. .
Inquirer asks: Is it wrong to marry for
money? We don't know whether it is wrong or
not, but If It be wrong we guess the money will
put it all right.
TIME TO DOSE 'EM
The tuneful bluebird sings his joys,
Green ar&the growing grasses;
'lis time to dose the alrls and boys
With sulphur and molasses.
Not the Growler: Black It can't be
possible that you go Into a saloon with a vessel to
purchase beer, White?
Whlte-Who said I did?
B. Brown said so. He told me he had seen you
going into a saloon with a pitcher.
W.-Ohlhe saw me going in with a base ball
Went to the Wrong Place: Tom Mv
doctor told me to go somewhere and enjoy a good
laugh as a cure for torpid liver, solvent to the
theater last night. .
Jim-Yes: and did you laugh heartily?
Tom-I didn't. r
Jim No. What was the play?
Tom A comic opera. -
The Coming Season at the Beach. Bents
will be cheap. Cottages may be had for the season
for a little more than twice the amount It eostto
hnlld them. The means of transportaOonto and!
frowtllbarreatlY Increased. Hooka are&toibe
.placed around the edge of the roofs of thecars
upon which to hang cmiurcn, wmca win mate
room fbr more passengers In the seats, thus enab
ling the comoany to carry a much larger number
of people on each car than last year.
All nature to-day is full of animation, , t -
The leaves come out on tbe bushes and the vines.
And the time has arrived once more for, specula
' tlon ,
Respecting the merits of the base ball nines. .
Predictions there are many, hut there's really
For thinking that the pennant will away this
year be borne
In triumph by the players who throughout tha
base ball season ...
Shall have the least to do with Jolly Johnny Bar-
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