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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, APR. 10, 1S89L
A LEGISLATIVE D0Dfi
The House yesterday showed its ability to
find more ways than one to get around an
inconvenient measure without Toting on it
Mr. "Wherry's anti-discrimination bill
having been made a special order, in an un
guarded moment, and Mr. Carnegie's speech
having forced the importance of the issue
upon members, it would have been very in
convenient to vote against the bill. "With
that dilemma staring them in the face the
patriotism of the members induced them to
dodge the special order by adjourning to at
tend a celebration of Lee's surrender and to
use their railway passes in going to Milton
for that purpose.
It is. to hoped, for the credit of the legis
lators, that they will not permit the measure
to be finally shelved in this way. They
cannot fail to see that the public mind of
the State is becoming thoroughly aroused
on this point. Merchants, manufacturers,
farmers and labor organizations are united
in the demand that the corporations of the
State shallt not discriminate against the in
dustries of the State. This demand will
make itself felt by the legislators sooner or
later; and they must recognize the fact. It
was not inappropriate to bear in mind the
fact that yesterday was the anniversary of
the surrender of the rebel army; but that
recollection should inspire the representa
tives of the people to hasten the day when
the corporate creature of the State shall
surrender to the Constitution and laws and
yield its allegiance to the interests of the
State which give it sustenance.
It is asserted by some that this Legislature
will not pass any anti-discrimination bill;
and the readiness to accept almost any
excuse for dodging a vote, lends color to
that idea. It will be well to press the issue,
and find out whether the corporations haye
such a hold upon our legislators as to defeat
a bill against which no valid objections can
be urged and which does not fully enact all
the requirements of the Constitution.
THE GOVEBNOE'S POINT.
The Governor's veto of the bill to provide
for the sale of the old county buildings is
likely at the first blush to strike every one
as hair-splitting, but a full reading leaves
the lawyers of the State Executive depart
ment rather on top of their Pittsburg
brethren. It seems to have been taken for
granted here, not only that authoritv for
such a sale was lacking, but that special
legislation was needed to secure it. The
bill being passed in accordance with that
idea, the Governor steps forward and hrst
shows that such special legislation is un
constitutional because a general law can
very easily be passed to reach the same end;
and, secondly cites a law of fifteen years
standing allowing County Commissioners to
sell such property, upon the approval ol the
Court of Quarter Sessions. This outcome
"will probably induce our lawyers, before
they next ask for special legislation, to ex
amine the statute-books thoroughly and find
out whether the general laws do not meet
OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW.
The reports from Iowa that the Des
Moines river settlers, who have been ejected
from the lands which they have occupied
for many years, are resisting the United
States officers and have practically defied
the action of the law, shows at once the re
sult of a gigantic wrong, and a resort to
methods on the part of those wronged which
are wholly unjustifiable.
The Des Moines river evictions present
one of the typical crimes of the day. It is
the robbery of the people for the enrichment
of a corporation which gives no considera
tion for its stolen possessions. It is a shame
to this country; but the evicted settlers are
not justified, even by the greatest wrong, in
defying and overriding the laws. They only
invite disaster to themselves in so doing.
They should rather testify their obedience to
the law by accepting the injustice that has
been done them, and appealing to the law to
rectify its own wrong.
What this country needs is to have every
body respect the law themselves and demand
an equal obedience to its letter and spirit
from all others the rich and great as well
as the humble and obscure.
THE DAKOTAS' DUTY.
.Some time ago we had to reproach the
Dakotas, Korth and South, and at that time
territorially one, with the possession of too
many picturesque liars. At the time we
speak of, these champions of the imagina
tion had been piling up perjuries about the
summer joys to be had in that region at
Christmas time. Since then the average
number of blizzards have taken place, and
cold facts have Irozen out even the remem
brance of the summer weather and open-air
picnics talked of by the romancists.
In fact the truth is what we complain of
now. North and South Dakota have been
admitted to the sweet sisterhood af
States. The dignity and expense of
Statehood has been granted by Congress
to the Dakotas with characteristic lib
erality. Both States now contemplate
the joys of having more State offices than
they need, and yet not half enough to go
'round among the patriots. And yet in
spite of Congress' kindness, and the friendly
advice which the older States have showered
upon them, both North and South Dakota
have done nothing, absolutely nothing, to
improve their respective atmosphere. "We
hear of hurricanes and prairie fires in South
Dakota and blizzards and (amines in North
Dakota. Ofcoursc the Dakotas are but
'young things. They do not know perhaps
what is expected of them as States. There
fore we have spoken of the matter. They
must catch their variegated weather and
tie it np nntil it is tame,
Pennsylvania is a good model for the Da
kotas to observe although we confess, the,
Republican administration has not been as
careful abouttbe management of the weather
lately as it should have been.
THE BLUEING FUND LOGOMACHY.
The very warm divergence of opinion,
developed between the Controller and the
Finance Committee of Councils, at the
meeting of that body last night, contains a
promise of future interesting and lively dis
cussions. The average citizen may find
some difficulty in understanding exactly
what it is all about; but he ml know that
it is a dispute over city administration.
Lively discussions on that topic are always
interesting, and generally advantageous, to
Leaving the issues of fact between the
Controller and the committee to be decided
by the public, a question of policy presents
itself in connection with this dispute. One
of the main arguments in favor of the adop
tion of the new charter was that it would
take the administration ofpnblic affairs out
of the hands of Council committees, and
vest it, instead, in the responsible heads of
departments. That there is anything in the
past record of the Pinance Committee,
which entitles it to an exception from this
rule of executive responsibility has not yet
been argued; but H seems that such an ex
ception is claimed in the management of
the sinking fund,
"Whatever foundation there may be for
that claim, and without threshing past
disputes, it seems that the theory of the
charter would be more clearly followed by
putting the management of the sinking
fund under control of a board consisting of
the Mayor, Controller and Treasurer. These
are the officials whose duties and position
would naturally enable them to discharge
the work properly and the personal compo
sition of the Board would be wholly satis
factory to the public.
At all events, it is to be hoped that a
Board so constituted would be able to dis
charge its financial duties without mutnal
assaults upon the veracity of its members.
TVS OB" THE OUTSIDE.
The columns of Mr. Murat Halstead's
paper, since the rejection of his nomination
by the Senate, present a very good illustra
tion of the remarkably stimulating influ
ence which it has upon an independent ed
itor to bepn the outside.
Mr. Halstead has not more than got his
batteries into position; but he has found
time to produce a large number of interest
ing facts tending to show that Senator
Bvarts is an attorney and the creature of
the corporations; that Senator Teller ran the
Interior Department, when he was at the
head of it, especially lor the benefit of
the land grabbers; that Senator Quay
operated the Pardon Board of Pennsyl
vania for the exemption of Kemble
from punishment for bribery; that Sen
ator Plumb, while Provost Marshal dur
ing the war, was a partner in a conspiracy
to extort money from a man who was in his
official power; and that Ingalls and Parwell
got their seats in the Senate by much the
same means as Payne.
"We need not at present discuss the evi
dence adduced to substantiate these interest
ing allegations; but Mr. Halstead must feel
while making them how much more fun it is
to wield the free lance of independence than
to dwell in the tents of diplomatic innocu
ousness. GOVEEKMEm: Am) CISC USES.
A rather surprising development of the
functions of government, and at the same
time an indication of determination to keep
up with the progress of the age, is evinced
by the formal announcement of the Director
of the Philadelphia Department oi Public
Safety that hereafter no one-horse cirrus
need apply for license there.
This governmental declaration of pro
scription against the one-horse circus is par
ticularly impressive at this season of the
year, when the circus poster enriches the
rural landscape with its gay colors in ad
vance of the flowers of the spring, and the
circus procession follows at a greater or
less distance behind the pictorial represen
tation of its thrilling scenes. But the atti
tude of the officers of the law "brings up one
difticulty at the outset. "What is the legal
definition of a "one-horse circus?" "Will
the time-honored combination which travels
from town to town by wagon, fall within the
prohibition, or will the limit be drawn by
requiring a fixed number of wild beast
cages, or a standard of startling qualities in
its road-side adornments? If the term is to
be construed literally and the Philadelphia
police official is determined to exclude every
circus whose equine possessions are summed
up in a single horse, we cannot sufficiently
applaud the determination that henceforth
Philadelphia will abandon its placidity and
indulge only in the whirl of pleasures held
out by aggregations owning two or more
But presuming that the legal standard as
to circuses will be drawn somewhat higher,
the official declaration that Philadelphia is
going to keep up to the progress of the age
on circuses suggests many interesting varia
tions of the same idea. "Why should not
the Philadelphia police department also
suppress one-horse dramatic concerns and
one-horse variety shows? Or by the easy
transition from the circus to the rings and
ringmasters of politics, if the Department
of Public Safety at the other end of the
State should suppress one-horse politicians
and one-horse legislators it might make a
vaster leform than even the elevation of the
But suppose the circusinterests should re
taliate on this rule with the announcement
that they will not play in one-horse cities?
The effect of such a mutual boycott in re
ducing Philadelphia pleasures to the ex
citement of kite-flying in Pairmount park
is something too soothing and soporific for
A Parisian milkman is reported to
have evolved a scheme for whitening milk
with cat's brains. This may be a supple
ment to anotherinvention, also originating in
Prance, oi making butter from the bovine
adipose. Perhaps the inventor may claim
that the cat's brains actually are milk, just
as the supporters of oleomargarine assert
that it is actually butter. Nevertheless,
the new kind of milk is likely to be looked
upon with disfavor, both on account of its
enfeebling effect on the infantile con
sumers and the mortality which it would be
likely to produce among the pussies.
Is it not rather singular that our lawyers
and legislators alike found it necessary to
frame and pass a bill permitting the sale of
the old county buildings, only to discover
when the work was done that a general act
authorizing exactly such sales has been on
the statute books for fifteen years?
TrtE fact that our esteemed cotemporary,
the Congressional Record, has suspended
publication affords an opportunity for re
newing our suggestion thatwljen it resumes
it be placed in the editorial charge of the
good Colonel Shepard, This will make the
pious warrlorsure thatat whatever hour Con
gress adjourns, it will be at the right time
for bis paper. It will also enable him to
elevate the literary standard of the Record
by scriptural quotations at the beginning of
the report from each branch and by verbatim'
reports of the chaplain's prayer. ,
It is reported that the agricultural im
plements which the Oklahoma boomers are
taking into the new territory consist prin
cipally of large revolvers with nary blue
barrels. This indicates ' that the settlers
propose to start by locating cemeteries and
fertilising the virgin soil.
It is certainly interesting to find Colonel
Fellows gravely informing a reporter of the
Louisville Courier Journal, who inter
viewed him on his travels for recuperation,
that the trials of the boodle aldermen are
"practically abandoned." This is a some
what tardy recognition of the fact that the
trials were practically abandoned when
Colonel Pellaws was elected District At
torney. A novet, discovery appears to have al
ready been made by the Monongahela con
demnation proceedings. The fact that locks
and dams, like violins and wine, grow more
valuable as they grow older is an Interesting,
if not important, addition to the sum of
It is announced that the Bt, Hon. "W illiam
Henry Smith is to be kicked upstairs into
the House of Lords, and that Balfour will
take his place as the acknowledged leader
of the House of Commons. This seems in
tended for the glorification of Balfour, and
lends an additional impetus to the drift of
Lord Randolph Churchill and his party of
one toward the ranks of the opposition.
"What more convincing proof could there
be that Mr. Blaine is not running this ad
ministration than the faot that Joseph
Manley, of Maine, is still contemplating
the architecture of the Augusta postoffice
from the chilly exterior?
It may be well to remember that the actor
who is somewhat apocryphally reported to
have made a hit in "Eobert Elsmere" at
Boston, Is John T not John L., Sullivan.
Mr. John L. Sullivan might mate several'
striking hits on the stage; bnt his religious
principles are not of the kind that would
enable him to' do it in semi-sceptical drama.
The list of left-handed triumphs which
the Allegheny baseball team is winning
shows its desperate determination to con
quer its usual place at the bottom of the
list or else die in the attempt.
Thebe may be differences of opinion
about the Controller's proposition for the
purchase of bonds; but with some $700,000
of idle money in the sinking fund, it is ob
vious that some one must be given the dis
cretion to purchase bonds who will use it
To let that money remain useless is less an
exercise of discretion than of indiscretion.
The French Government seems deter
mined to try Boulanger on the principles of
Jedwood justice conviction first and hear
ing the evidence afterward.
Senator Sherman is reported to have
suggested to the people of Findlay, O., that
they select a candidate for postmaster by
ballot This adoption by the Senator, of
Henry Cabot Lodge's idea, may be due less
to a desire to get rid of the spoils than to
the doubt whether he could get his personal
The ability of the House to dodge ques
tions of pressing but inconvenient public
importance, will not be questioned after
The report is abroad that Mr. Burgess, of
Boston, is thinking. Mr. Burgess is a very
designing person. The results of his thought,
shown in the triumphs of the Puritan, May
flower and Yolnnteer, indicate that he may
be entertaining designs which will make the
trip of Lord Dunravin's yacht to this
The grist of Presidental postoffices ground
out yesterday renews the hope in the minds
of the faithlul that they may be happy yet.
P0PLE OF PE0MINENCE.
Rev. Mobgan Dec, of New York, is seriously
ill from overwork.
Senator Mobbhx, of Vermont, will be 79
years old next Sunday.
Bishop Howe, ot the Protestant Episcopal
Church, will presently celebrate his eightieth
birday anniversary at his home at Beading, Pa.
Second Lieutenant Qeoboe O. Cboss,
Seventh Cavalry, has been detailed as pro
fessor of military science and tactics at Knox
MBS. Habbison. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Har
rison and Secretary Proctor occupied boxes at
Allbaugh's Grand Opera House in Washington
last night Mile. Rhea was the attraction.
Lord Lonsdale, who recently arrived at
the Moravian mission at Nushagak in his at
tempt to reach the North Pole, traveled as far
north as 75, and was prevented going further
by open water.
Secbetaby Tbacy, Commodore "Walker
and Lieutenant Mason have returned to Wash
ington from. New York. The Secretary is said
to have been pleased with his visit to the
Brooklyn navy yard.
The United States will have early in the
coming summer a new Minister from China.
His name is Tsin Kook Yan. He is a man of
scholarly attainments, and holds high rank as
a member of the Imperial Academy of Pekln.
The Rev. Phillips Brooks, of Boston, is hav
ing a lively time over his recent remarks an
tagonistic to prohibition. He has in his con
gregation a number of enthusiastic Prohibi
tionists who are startled and annoyed at his
It is understood that the new Sioux Com
mission will consist of William Warner, of
Missouri; Charles Foster, of Ohio; JohnH.
King, of Nebraska; Major Qeneial Crook and
a Democratic member, not yet decided upon,
A Detroit newspaper man has covered
himself with glory. Through the efforts of
Mr. W. H. Brearley, of the Detroit Journal,the
people of that city have been treated to one of
the finest flower exhibits on record there, and
have expressed their appreciation by present
ing Mr. Brearley with a handsome testimonial.
Ex-Senator Palmer made the presentation
An interesting and valuable relic of the old
Grant leather store in Galena, 111., in the shape
of a gavel made from apiece of the currying
bench used in the establishment at the time
Captain TJ. 8. Grant was employed therein be
fore his entry into the army during the Rebel
lion, has been sent to the G. A. R. Post at Du
buque, and is to be presented to the presiding
officer of the Iowa State Encampment of the
A whiter who met Campanini says: "His
Voice in conversation is like a bun saw; barsb,
grating, almost common to the ear. Bis man
ner Is, of course, artistiscally Impulsive, and all
that is necessary to make coil through gesticu
lation into a snarled-up knot is just to mention
the war d Florence, Italy, and the deed Is done.
He speaks English like a foreigner and his
Ideas are more like a basso profnndo In prac
tical tbongbt, instead of the fervent ideal
spouting of the tenore robusto.
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THE .PITTSBUBQ-' DISPATCH,'
THE TOPICAL TALIER.
An Accurate I'lcinre or Russell B, Harrison
Tho Naval Secretary' Sacrifice, and
Gossip orAJI Sarin.
A good deal of Republican gushnd Demo
cratic depreciation has beeifprinted concern
ing the Presidents son, RuBsell B. Harrisop,
put what sort or .a man he is I have not been
able to gather from the printed descriptions of
Yesterday, however, I met a man who has
had plenty of opportunity to study Mr. Russell
Harrison, and to bear all about him from those
Who have known him since childhood. I asked
him to describe the young man. He said; "Mr.
Russoll Harrison is not an eccentric character,
nor Is he a tame and uninteresting young man,
He is a fair type ot the level-headed young
American, with a good deal of his father's de
termination. His physical make-up suggests
his mental caliber. He is about the middle
height; stocky and well-knit in frame. The
lines of his face aro strong and well marked.
You can tell before he speaks a word that he
has a will of his own and energy endugh to sup
port it Personally he Is agreeable, but you
would not pall him affable as a rule,- If be
knows who you are he can make himself very
pleasant to you.
"It is the custom to say that Mr. Russell B.
Harrison is fond ot being interviewed; and bis
own family and friends joke bim on that ac
count In reality be does all ho can to avoid
reporters, but h9 Js so perpetually besieged
by them that be cannot avoid talking to some
of them. He certainly does not deserve to be
accused of trying to spread himself on the coat
tails of his father."
A KJtW VEHSION.
Discrimination Is vexation;
Carnecrlo says it's bad,
The rule or P. It. It's enough
To drive poor rittsburg mad,
"The honor ot being a Cabinet minister must
Still stand for a g6od deal," said Mr. Herbert
Potter, of Now York, to me yesterday, "for
Mr. Benjamin F. Tracy thought it, with a
salary of 8,000 a year added, wis good enough
to offset the loss of a law practice worth any
where from $50,000 to 5100,000 a year. I happen
to know what Mr. Tracy's fees are like, for I
have paid one or two small fortunes to him.
Once, I remember, he did some work for a syn
dicate in which 1 was Interested. It required
his presence for three days in Cincinnati, but
he did not have to go into court or to do any
thing but give us his opinion on a certain legal
matter. His bill was at the rate of $1,000 a day
and all his traveling and hotel expenses. It
rather stunned us; but it was paid."
In the Western Reserve about eight out of
ten men you meet are called Henry, or rather
christened Henry andcalled Hank.
A newspaperman who is given to amnsing
himself in eccentric ways, was once at a loss for
a hearty laugh while traveling toward Cleve
land over the Lake Shore Railroad. He and
his companion knew that about three hours of
accommodation train weariness lay before
them, and though they bad a good many broad
smiles in a quart bottle they desired something
to shatter the monotony.
An idea struck the newspaper man .first At
the next station the train stopped at there was
the nsual crowd of gawky rustics assembled to
see the train come inland go out As the train
was moving out the two travelers in search of
fun raised the car windows, and leaning out
with an air of intense eagerness, shouted
loudly over and over again: "Hank! Hullo,
Nearly all the men sprang forward, and as
tbey did so the jocose travelers fell back Into
their seats laughing immoderately. They re
peated this mild practical joke at several sta
tions with tho same results, and then the laugh
went over to the other side. They were leaving
a small town and making the "Hanks" in the
crowd,go through the usual evolutions, when
the engineer, for some reason or other, stopped
the train. The jokers were still shouting
"Hank! Hank!" when the cars came to a stand
still. Several of the "Hanks" came up to the
car window and wanted to know why they had
been called. One very big farmer guessed the
meaning of the whole business and tried hard
to reach the head of the newspaperman with
his fist The crowd was about to board the
cars and take vengeance on their tormentors
when the conductor started the train in a hurry
and pulled the latter out of danger. There
was no more crying of "Hank I" after that
OWED TO NKW TOBK.
"We" ve heard New Yorkers rave and ran
Of statues nine or ten;
Or monuments to General Grant,
And Bright and other men.
We've seen subscriptions very scant
Foundations laid and then
"We've seen great statesmen come and go
"Without a speech or spread;
We've seen New Yorkers crazy go.
And paint the city red.
For twenty players In a row,
With Spalding at their head.
Give np heroic plans New York !
Build monuments to Ball I
You'll And that then, instead or talk,
The cash will come at call I
SUGAE FE0M S0EGHTJ1L
The Results of Two Year' Experiments Not
"Washington, April 9. H. W. "Wiley,
chemist of the Agricultural Department has
completed his record of experiments in the
manufacture of sugar from sorghuin, con
ducted last year. The result of the experi
ments carried on at Rio Grand, N. Y., lead
Prof. Wiley to the conclusion that sugar can
not be made commercially successful on a
The test made at Douglass, Kan., was for the
purpose of determining whether sorghum
sugar could be made profitably on a large scale.
Of this he speaks more encouragingly, stating
that in that locality cane can be crown which
will yield 90 pounds of sugar to a ton of pure
cane. He concludes that cheap fuel and good
cane are indispensable if the factories are to
OFF FOE THE ARCTIC OCEAN.
A Party of Tony Wlnnlpegcrs Want to Oatdo
Winnipeg, April 9. A party of Winni
pegers will leave on Thursday for a pleasure
trip north to the Arctic Ocean. The party will
consist of A. "W. Everest Count DeSainvillo
and F. Young, a Lake Manitoba trader. They
will follow the route taken by Lord. Lonsdale,
as far as the Mackenzie river, where, instead.
of going West to Yucon, they will go direct
north to the Arctic Ocean.
They will then coast along the Arctic Ocean
for 600 miles to Point Bawer, the most north
erly point in Alaska, and -Teturn by way of
BehringSeato Victoria. They will bo absent
about one year, and hope to be successful.
Secretary Noble Says It Isa't True.
Special Telejrram to The Dlsnatch.
"Washington, April 9. Secretary Noble is
much annoyed at reports published to-day
ascribing to him a declaration that Corporal
Tanner could not discharge Democrats too fast
to suit bim, and that all Democrats of the In
terior Department would be dismissed as fast
as the necessities of the service would admit.
He says onlyinefficientDemocrats must expect
to have their walking papers made outrapidly.
More of the Faithful Rewarded,
ISPECIAL TELEOnAM TO TOE DISPATCH.l
Washington. April 9. The following
fourth-class postmasters were appointed for
Pennsylvania: G. W. Bright Byrntown; J. B
Pearsall. Clarlngdon; I. Dent, Dent's Run: E. M
Moore, Harford; N. M. Timm. Hopbottom- e!
Barron, South Montrose.
Borne Excuse for Grumbling.
From the Denver Times. J
There is a common disposition among men to
condemn tbo political machine when it is run by
the other fellows.
DEATHS OP A DJfr.
Miss Edith McComb, a young lady who leaves
nothing but the most sincere of loving remem
brances as mementoes of her blameless life, died
at 5.15 r. sr. yesterday at the residence of her
mother, Mrs. Lizzie McComb, -Winebiddle ave
nue, Ben Venue, bhe had been suffering for many
weary, agonizing months or a lingering disease,
and although conscious some time since of the
fact tli.it she must die, met her fate without
flinching, speaking In assuring words toiler sor
rowing relatives, with the full knowledge that
after deith's dretd ordeil she had naught fo fear
as In all her lift) she Sad injured ni-neln deed or
word. Her. heroism was wondcrfuMier fortitude
almost pathetically Incredulous, aud her lore for
her lauiily and friends overwhelming. Miss Mc
Comb. who was called away In the sweet dawn of
wominbood, was. until confined to her bed by her
last illness, a teacher In the Washington school
district. Seventeenth ward, and was 'beloved by
her associates and pupils.
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-WEDNESD AY APKIL" 10,
A DAKOTA WIFE BEOKEE.
He Bargained Away HJ Daughters for
Cattle and Live Stock..
La Mouse, Dak., April 9. August Gliffe,
who came to this county from Wisconsin a few
years ago, secured $50 in the summer ot 1837,
from a young man with whom he was laboring,""
for which he agreed to deliver up to bim for
wife one of his girls, who was then In Wiscon
sin. In duo time tbo family of Gliffe, Including
this young lady whom he bad bargained away,
came to this county, and Sbor;ly afterward the
nui 4cu tu iuyc who. aqotner young man u
desired to marry him, while it Is said by others
that this second young man paid 8 for her.
However this may be, this second young man
scoured the girl and married her. When the
$50 young man found that he could not get the
girl, he demanded bis money of the old man,
and, not getting it, gaye him a sound thrash
ing. About this time, also, some of bis neighbors
objected to bis shotgun policy, and the old man
thought it would be healthier for him to live
somewhere else for a time and took bis de
parture for Brown county. He still had an eye
for business, however, as he soon returned, and
last summer entered Into another wife broker
age contract. This time he "bargained, con
tracted and agreed," for and in consideration
of f25 oash, and the tqrther consideration of
"one white and red cow, 8 years old," to go
down to the Badger State and bring back tor
one of bis neighbors, a young map, a "comely
woman, for a wife," At the same time he
entered into an agreement to bring another
neighbor a wife for two barrels of flour and
some potatoes, not to be received until the
woman was produced and found acceptable
and according to verbal representations.
During the harvest season two sons of Gliffe
had worked for neighbors, and earned about
75 in cash, which was turned over to the old
man at the same time be received this 123 for a
neighbor's wife. With this J100 cash ho started
toward the land of many maidens, arriving in
Fargo, Cass county, Dak., some time in No
vember. He divulged his secret to some of the
good people of that city, but tbey objected so
seriously to the old man's scheme that be con.
eluded to leave in.a hurry. But affluence stares
him in the face, as he has several daughters"
grown up toward valuable womanhood, and he
hopes to get potatoes and cows in exchange for
BOUND X0 ENF0ECE THE LAW.
A Colored Man Insisting on His Rights on
a Southern Railroad.
Washington, April 9. The Inter-State
Commerce Commission will to-morrow begin
the hearing of arguments in the case of Wm.
H. Heard, colored, against the Georgia Rail
road Company. The issue presented in this
case is whether the petitioner, while riding on
a car of tho company, was suDjectedto undue
and unreasonable prejudice and disadvantage.
Heard was traveling on a first-class through
ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta. "When
the train reached Augusta, Ga.,the passengers
had to change from the road on which they
were traveling to a car on defendant's road.
Petitioner, being a colored man, was compelled
to enter ana occupy, while on the' train, a com
partment car In use on the road. These cars
are divided into two compartments, one of
which is for the uso of colored persons and the
other for the use of smokers by persons of
either color. Petitioner claims that these ac
commodations were second-class and inferior
in every way to the accommodations of the
first-class coach occupied by the white passen
gers on the same train. This, he claims, was in
violation of the section ot the inter-State com
merce law, which makes it unlawful for any
common carrier to subject any particular per
son to any unduo or unreasonable prejudice or
disadvantage in any respect whatever.
The same petitioner was complainant in a
case involving like charges about IS months
ago. This former case was decided by the
commission against the company, and the com
mission then ordered the company to cease
and desist from subjecting colored passengers
to such prejudice and disadvantage. Petitioner
brings this obarge so as to obtain a supple
mental order from the commission, mandatory
and effectual in character.
AN0THEE LOT MADE BAPPI.
Harrison Appoints a Lnrjro Number of Pres
Washington, April 9. The President to
day appointed the following-named postmas
ters: Julius A. Remmel, at Mauch Chunk, Pa.,vlce
J. L. Stedman; Sidney A. Breeze, at Cotton
wood Falls, Kan., vice Miss Luella P. Haugb,
office becoming Presidental in January; Oliver
P. Brown, at Camden, O., vice Azel Pierce, ap
pointed January 1, 1869, but not confirmed;
Egerton B. Williams, at Ironwood, Mich., vice
George F. Kelly, nominated January 9, 1889,
but not confirmed; James C. Rodgers. at Eldo
rado, Kan., vice Thomas P. Fulton, resigned;
Andrew Galbraltb, .at Toulon, 111., vice
J. K. Knoxhall, resigned; Ambrose Bray,
at Central City, Col., vice Palemon Wiley,
commission expired; Augustus F. Hassler at
Pawnee City, Neb., vice G A. J. Moss, resigned;
Peter K. Bonebrake at Knoxville, Iowa, vice
J. N. Davis, removed; Joshua A. Pike at Flor
ence, Kan., vice Alpbonse Bicket. nominated
December 17, lbSS, but not confirmed; Aueu!tus
S. Smith at Marysville, Cal.. vice Thomas Far
rcll, removed; Lyman G. Wlllcox at Bay City,
Mich., vice George Washington, removed;
Alex. Cameron at Madison. Dak., vice J. J.
Fitzgerald, nominated December 17, 1883, but
not confirmed; Joseph W. Hostetter at Orr
ville, O., reappointed; Abraham Andrew at
Watseka, DL, vice William H. Harry, removed:
Carl 1". Peterson at Livincston, Mont T., vice
John S. Stuff, resigned; Harrison Bardan at
Charlevoix, Mich., vice Charles J. Strang, re
moved; John Poole at Redwood City, Cal., vice
Louis Jackson, nominated January 30, 1889, out
A BEIDAL T0DE CUT SH0ET.
The Groom Drops S9.000 of His Wedding
Gift at Faro, nnd Hnstena Home.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Denveb, April 9. A little over a week ago
G. W. Johnson, a New York stock broker, mar
ried the daughter of a member of the New
York Stock Exchange. The father of the
bride, in order to assist the newly-married
couple, presented the groom with a check for
$10,000. After considering over the matter the
couple decided to visit Denver on their wed
ding tour. Last Thursday they arrived and
registered at the Windsor Hotel.
During the evening Mr. Johnson met an old
friend who was out here for his health. At
the earnest solicitation ot his newly-found
friend, the pair visited one of the leading gam
bling houses. Thinking this a good opportu
nity to increase his -wealth, Mr. Johnson took
a lianiK at faro, and, to make the story short,
$9,000 was lost within three hours. The next
day among the passengers on the Rock Island
train eastward bonnd were Mr. and Mrs. John
son, who will avoid Denver In the future.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY'S OLD BUILDINGS.
The Governor Vetoes tbo BUI Authorizing
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Habbtsburg, April 9. Governor Beaver has
vetoed the bill authorizing the sale ot the old
Allegheny county buildings by the Commis
sioners. His reasons aro that the bill is con
trary to the seventh section of tho third
article of the Constitution, which for
bids special laws. It Is believed that the
property referred to in the bill under consider
ation adjoins or abuts upon the i ground upon
which the public buildings of Allegheny county
are erected. If so, It Is highly probable that
under the provisions of the act of the 14th of
May, 1871, the Commissioners of tbe county,
with the approbation of the Court ol Quarter
Sessions thereof, have tbe right to sell it at
Tbe Governor also objects to the bill because
Its object is not clearly expressed in its title.
THE PITTSBURG STAGE.
The Casino promises new curiosities and a
big bill next week.
The Exposition benefit at the Bijou on Fri
day afternoon promises to be a financial and
artistic success. (
"EASTLYNNE"maybe old, but it Is still
popular, and will doubtless draw crowded
bouses at Harris' next week.
Mat Howard's Burlesque Company, which
includes some first rate talent, will follow
"Nobody's Claim" at the Academy.
Next week tbe "Fall of Atlanta," with Miss
Lillian Burkhart in the cast will be the at
traction atthe Opera House. The proceedsare
to be given to the relief fund of Abe Patterson
Post G. A. R.
Ltdia Thompson and her great burlesque
company come to the Bijou next week. This
organization has been pronounced without a
superior in America. "Penelope" and "Colum
bus" will be presented for the first time in this
city, tbe former the first half of tbe wcektand
tbo latter during tho balance of the engage
ment. There will be Wednesday and Saturday
matinees, as usual. The company includes a
large number of well-known artists, and has
been received with unbounded favor elsewhere.
The sale of seats opens to-morrow.
GOSSIP FHOM THE CAPITAL
Working for be Passage of tbo BlreetBoIl
way BIII-A Protest Against Certain
Fire Limit Extension Numeroqa Appli
cants for Places at Vncle Sam's Crib A
trnOM A. STAJT COBBXSFONPXNT.l
Habwsbubg, April 9.-Colopel Seltzer, of
Lebanon, was here today to urge the passage of
the street railway incorporation bill. Seventy
exlstipg raflways need it be Bays, and no new
street railways can be built unless it passes.
The bill is yet In committee. "Walter Lyon, of
Allegheny, arrived here last night with some
further amendments to it. He came from
Philadelphia. Chairman Keyser said tbe com
mittee would be unable to consider them this
afternoon, on account of tho excursion to Mil
ton, but would take them up to-morrow. The
delay in reporting the bill, which was recom
mitted three weeks ago, causes friends of Mr.
Magee's to look knowing and paint to the state
ment he made when last here, that the orders
are out that no street railway legislation will
pass. "People will cry sour erapes if I am
quoted as saying it." said Mr. Magee, "but vou
can depend on it that the bill won't pass." Yet
Mr. Magee's opponents continue profuse in
their promises of this piece of legislation.
Representative Cbalfant'a bill,to extend the
fire limits of second-class cities to tbe whole
city, and providing that no wooden buildings
may be erected or additions made to such with
out the consent of the Department of Public
Safety, was objected to by Mr, Wherry, aud on
motion of Mr. Marland went over, Mr. Uhal
f ant being absent Mr. Marland is strongly op
posed to tbe bill, which he thinks would bear
unjustly on Mt Washington, Allentown, and
outlying portions of the city. Tbe bill is In
dorsed by Chief Brown, of the Department ot
Ex-Sberlff Agnew, of forest county, Is an ap
pllcant for the position of Commissioner of
Customs. Judge McCalmont of Franklin,
Venango county, is tho present incumbent
The salary Is a good one, and tbe duties are not
heavy, as the Secretary of tbe Treasury usually
feels It his duty to pay a great deal of attention
to tbe customs branch of his department Rob
ert P. Porter, tbe tariff expert of the New
York J'ress, is an applicant for the place, and it
is generally expected be will get tbe prize.
The friends of Dr. "W. B. Roberts, of Titus
vllle, say he will undoubtedly do appointed
Minister to the Argentine Republic. There
are no other applicants for the place, and he
has the indorsement of the State officials, from
tbe Governor down, and Is also indorsed by
nearly all tbe Republican Senators and Repre
sentatives, including Senators Delamater and
Cooper and Chairman Andrews, who are very
warmly for him.
The Senate Judiciary General Committee
this afternoon negatived the semi-montbly pay
bill that came over from the House, and also
tne bill to provide sate theater exits. Senator
Hines' mechanics' lien bill was also negatived.
Tbe Senate Judiciary Local Committee took
favorable action on the House bill providing
that merchants temporarily locating in a place
shall pay a license.
The division and brigade commanders of the
National Guard will meet Adjutant General
Hastings on Thursday to consider a number of
questions. The board will settle whether tbe
Philadelphia troops may wear their fancy uni
forms at the New York CentenniaJ, where tbe
summer encampments will be held, and when
the spring Inspections will take place.
Hon. S. IH. Miller, of Mercer, stopped off
here to-day on his return from Washington to
his borne. He bad been at the National Capital
urging the appointment ot some friends. Mr.
Miller seeks no appointment for himself. His
one ambition is to gs back to Congress.
Representative Robinson's alien property
owners' bill will come before the House again
on Friday on a motion. Mr. Robinson will try to
place It on the calendar. He hopes, it he suc
ceeds in that, to later obtain a special order
An Adams county man who wants a consulate,
and isn't particular where It is located, had a
pet(tion In circulation in the House this morn
ing. It described him as a gentleman by birth
Reading Clerk Baker, of the House, now
calls tbe roll of the entire 204 members of the
House without looking at the list He memo
rized the names through frequent calling.
On Friday next Mr. Marland will offer a mo
tion to place his oleo bill on the calendar. A.
M. Watson, of Pittsburg, has been labonng f on
it ever since it was squelched in committee.
MAEEIED ON A PULLMAN CAE.
The Record Broken by a Coaple Who Were
Bound for Oklahoma.
Kansas City, April 9. A handsome young
man 25 years of age walked back and forth on
the Union depot platform this morning appa
rently In a highly excited state of mind. Early
In the day he had secured section 10 of
the sleeper Iroquois, which was due to
leave for Wichita at 923 o'clock. Just
three minutes before the signal was given for
departure, the Wabash train from St. Louis
steamed Into the depot A beautiful young
lady stood on the platform of one of the cars.
TLe young man rushed forward and assisted
the new comer to alight, escorting her hur
riedly to tbe west end of the depot where the
sleeper was in watting. As tbey entered the
car a gentleman dressed in black followed and
was handed a document presumably a mar
In the presence of R. B. Butlers and A. A.
McDougal, ot the Pullman Car Company, and
Conductor Garielon, the words were quickly
said that made the couple man and wife. The
ceremony occupied less than a minute, and as
tne law of the State does not require either
witnesses or signatures of friends to tbe mar
riage certificate, the names of the two who
were thus strangely united were unknown to
all except the clergyman. That individual
disappeared from the car into the crowd, and
tbe train sped away to the city of booms In
Nearly 60 Agricultural Stations for Which
3595,000 Are Spent Yearly.
Washington, April 9. Secretary Rusk
has issued a pamphlet giving a history of the
Agricultural experiment stations which have
been established under a recent law of Con
gress and which are now conducting scientific
and practical experiments in regard to soil, till
age, manures, crops, stock feeding, dairying
and horticulture in tl e various States. All tbe
States and one Terntory,Dakota,Inow have ag
ricultural experiment stations. The total
number of these stations in operation is 46, or
including branch stations, nearly 60. Tbey em
ploy more than 370 scientists and agricultural
ists, and will this year receive 5595,000 from tbe
National Government, and about $1:25,000 from
the States and other sources.
The most cordial feeling is said to exist be
tween the stations and the Department of Agri
culture, which is charced,by Congress with tbe
duty of supervising and aiding the work of the
The Legislature to Adjourn Slay 0.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
HABBlSBUBO,ApriI 9. In the Senate to-day,
Mr. Stebman reported tho House concurrent
resolution for final adjournment on April 23,
with an amendment fixing May 9 as tbe day.
On motion of Mr. Delamater the report was
taken up, and the modified resolution was
Comfort for Tarn-Coats.
From the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. J
There are tailors in New York City wbomake
a specialty of turning coats inside out and re
making them for customers. This Is an Item
that may strike the interest of some of our
Democratic office holders who would like to
hold on a while longer.
Not Bnd for tbe First Attempt.
From tbe Akron Telegram. J
The season of snake stories has arrived. We
take pleasure In placing tho first invoice upon
the local market Farmer Andrews, of Copley
township, on Friday killed a blacksnake in his
sugar bush that is 40 by 20 rods in size.
Still People Wnnt Them.
From the Baltimore Herald.
While the demand for spring postoffices is
unexpectedly large, Mr. Wanamaker's supply
is short and poor of quality. No job lots are
being offered at any figure.
From the Boston Herald. 1
Tbe exodus of unsuccessful office-seekers
from Washington has begun. Our armies
snore terribly In Flanders, but tbey couldn't
hold a candle to these.
A, Fading Color.
From the Springfield Kepnbllc.3
Green postage stamps and green postmasters
must go. Many of tbem have already turned
blue, with fearful forebodings.
METROPOLITAN SHAH. TAtK.
The Good Worked br Elevated Koads.
fHXW TOEX BUBXAU SVXCIAt.S.1
New York, April 9. A remarkable petition
signed by 3,000 citizens Tn tbe interest of the
elevated railway was laid before the Board of
Aldermen to-day. The "whereas" part of this
petition claims about everything in sight Ac
cording to it the elevated railway has attracted
thousands of new residents to the city, has
kept other thousands from leaving it. Das
.boomed real estate, and has been an Inestima
ble boon to the poor worklngman. In consid
eration of all this good that Mr. Gould and
Mr. Sage have done tbe city, the petition asks
that tbey be allowed to do some more by building-third
elevated tracks where they wish, and
by absorbing a big chunk of Battery Park for a
terminal loop. The final request of the 3,000
citizens is that their petition be indorsed by the
Aldermen and sent to tbe Legislature, which
shall appoint a commission to tell Mr. Gould
and Mr. Sage to go ahead with their rapid
transit scheme. The Aldermen referred the
matter-to the Committee on Btreets.
Called South an a Sad Errand.
District Attorney Fellows left to-day for
New Orleans. This morning he received a
telegram from bis wife in New Orleans, stating
that their child Is "critically lit No date is
fixed for Colonel Fellows' return.
Grover Cleveland's Future Residence,
Ex-President Cleveland is said to have pur
chased the property owned by E. K-Pbelps,
the well-known lobbyist, on Broadway, White
Plains. The property consists of three acres,
with a cottage o( 12 rooms situated on It It is
about one mile from the depot White Plains
is one hour's journey from the Grand Central
depot Mr. Cleveland viewed the property be
fore bis late trip South.
Contest for the Harlem Hermit's Wealth.
The coptest of the will of Thomas J. Mon
roe began to-day. The amount involved is
000,000. Mr. Monroe left all his property to
George G, Grennell, his best friend, despite the
fact that he had a score or more of relatives in
Brooklyn. These relatives will try to make out
a case ot undue influence. Thomas J. Monroe
was formerly known throughout the city as the
Harlem hermit He inherited a considerable
fortune from bis father, and spent much of it
in traveling through Asia and Northern Africa.
Upon his return he bought an old mansion with
extensive grounds in Harlem, surrounded the
place with a high board fence, barred and
locked the only gate, and refused admittance
to all friends excepting Mr. Grennell. Mr.
Monroe's name wag originally Thomas J.
Jacobs, and Mr. Grennell's was originally
Larry Benson. Both had their names changed
by act of Legislature.
All Her Fat la the Fire.
The woman who for two years has fried flap
jacks In the window of a small German restau
rant net to the World building on Pars: row,
upset her kettle of fat on the stove at 1120
o'clock this morning. In a mlnnte the whole
front of the restaurant was ablaze. The em
ployes and customers came tumbling out of
doors, yelling and spreading the panic to the
World building and an adjoining hotel, which
were emptied of all occupants in almost no
time. By 1125 o'clock thousands of persons, a
dozen or more engines and fire trucks, and a
platoon of police had choked up tbe neighbor
ing streets. Business around the big postoffice
was temporarily suspended. Then the fire died
out as suddenly as it had flared np.
A Hallway Gatemaa's Blander.
A Jersey JJIty railway gateman raised the
guard gates this morning as soon as the Phila
delphia express had passed ny, without noticing
the approach of a drill engine. A horse car
full of passengers was driven upon the track,
struck by the engine, add turned topsy-turvy.
Tbe forward end of the car was crushed. The
driver and two men on the front platform were
tossed Into the street head first Henry Bock
and Thomas Spun, who were In the car, re
ceived dangerous Internal Injuries and had sev
eral bones broken. The other passengers were
badly shaken upnd frightened, but not seri
ously Injured. Tbe gateman was arrested.
Old Bop's Trials All Over.
From a small back room in an overcrowded
tenement the remains of "Old Rappahanock,"
a. veteran Battery boatman, whose claims
against the United States Government amount
ed to $50,0U0, were carried to their final resting
place. "Old Rap," as every man, woman and
child in the First ward called him, was the old
est professional boatman m New York. He
was onee wealthy, ana owned a large fleet ot
small boats and yachts. Some years ago he
invented a gas buoy for ocean use, and has
been fighting the Government ever since for
$70,000 damages for infringement upon his
patent His claims were urged by Congress
man Amos J. Qummings. Old Rap also claimed
to nave originally discovered the practicability
of subterranean telegraphic communication,
and up to the day ot his death alleged that the
Mackay-Bennett cable system sprang from his
Tbo Jndge an Interested Party.
Dr. Charles E. Simmons is suing for $100,000
for prof essional services rendered to the late
Samuel J. Tilden. A motion in the case was
to have been made in Supreme Court chambers
to-day, but Judge Beach put it over until next
week because Dr. Simmons occasionally pre
scribes for him. Judge Ingraham will sit in
chambers next week.
THE LAW.CAN"T BE ETADED.
Contract Laborers Evea ia Intention Nat
Allowed to Land ia America.
"Washington, April 9. Secretary Wlndom
has sustained the action of the Collector of
Customs of New York In refusing to allow a
Swiss immigrant named L N. Flaig to land,
and as a consequence be will be sent homo at
tbe expense of tbe vessel which brought him
over. It appears that Flaig came to this coun
try in response to an advertisement inserted in
a Swiss newspaper by ifr. George Baum, of
Aroshacfa, at the instance of Mr. H. Borne
mann. of the Newark Embroidery Works. The
advertisement called for 12 embroiderers for
Newark, saying that the trade in this country
is short of operatives.
It was shown that Flaig paid his own passage
money and bad made no contract with tbe
Newark company. He, however, brought a
letter from Mr. Baum to Mr. Bornemann, say
ing that be bad engaged him as an embroiderer.
He also admitted that he bad made up bis
mind six months ago to come to America, and
availed himself of tbe present opportunity to
secure work in advance. The Collector held
that Flaig was prohibited from landing by the
provisions of the contract labor law.
Some Recess Appointments.
Washington, April 9. The President
made tbe following appointments this after
noon: Frank Plumly, of Vermont, to beUni
ted States Attorney for the district of Ver
mont; George A. Knight of Texas, to be United
States Marshal fcr tbe Northern district of
Texas; Leo E. Bennet of Indian Territory, to
be agent of the Indians in tbe Territory, and
James McDowell, of Dakota, to be Register ot
the Land Office at Huron, Dak.
KEYSTONE STATE ODDITIES.
A dog that won't eat meat is one of the
curiosities of Lancaster.
Db. Thomas Lton, of Willlamsport has
practised medicine 61 years.
A factory to make felt shoes with padded
soles will soon be started in Towanda.
A Pnn.ADEi.PHiA father named bis twin
sons Harrison and Morton. Both died.
CniET or Police Shoebeh, of Reading, is
six feet eigbt and a half Inches in altitude.
Ninety molders in a Reading foundry have
formed a burn association, to aid those thus
Fottsvuxe's garbage is pitched into the
streets, and once a year these are scraped off
by tbe Supervisor, and the scrapings dumped
somewhere in the suburbs as a sanitary step.
IN cleaning a well on a Punxsutawney farm
a crock of butter was found In the debris at
tbe bottom. Then an old lady recalled that
the butter had fallen Into the well SO years ago,
yet it was as sweet as if freshly made.
The City Hall cat, in Chester, lies in wait
for sparrows behind an iron pile. A few days
since, as the birds were shy, she crept out and
moved a crust of bread close to her lair. In
two minutes she had a plump, juicy meal.
The telephone in tbe Mayor's office, Harris
burg, having been removed for non-payment of
rental tbe Mayor claiming that the free use
of the city's poles was a sufficient offset the
police have improvised a phone with a cord
and an empty wine bottle.
Twenty thousand people live in'Alex
ndrla, Va., yet during the mouth of March not
a wedding occurred.
A. spelling bee is an absolute necessity
In Buffalo, A Judge" of the Municipal Court la
describing a gun called it a "singel bartell."
The gbost of murdered Peddler Seide
mann Is said to hover over Nash's mill pond at
Tnrnervllle, N. J., and few ef the country folk
will go nearlt after sundown.
Man can be afflicted with 1,143 different
ailments known to medical science, and on top
of that his doe may die, his wife run away and
his home burn down without insurance.
Egypt is booming with railroad exten
sions. Tbe Financial Committee of the
Khedive's government has under consideration
five new imes which it will cost nearly W.000,000
Elizabeth Smith, 89 years of age,
walked most of the way from Wheeling, W.
Va., to Bridgeport Conn, She was on her way
to Worcester, Mass , where her son lives, ana
started with only 13.
A couple of jackals have been added to
the Philadelphia "Zoo." These little animals,
which are known in their native country as
"lion providers," had hardly been placed in
their cage, in a wing of tbe lion and tiger
house, before tbe lions set up a roar of wel
come. Perhaps the most novel organization ia
in the State of New York exists in Pough
keepsie. It is a military company composed
entirely of girls and drilled by Major Han
eennestel, a senior officer of the National
Guard. Tho young ladies in every instance
belong to the best families in Poughkeepsie.
Observations upon the sway of tall
chimneys during high winds show that one of
115 feet in height sd t feet in total diameter at
the top waved 20 inches during a heavy gale,
and another IH feet high, but with a 6f feet
diameter of flue, moved through an arc ot only
There is a cow in Douglasville, Ga.,
that is said to have gone to a tree and knocked
off her horns io that she could get her head
under a buggy seat It is said also that when
she finds a bucket under a seat she will take
off tbe top and eat what the bucket contains,
then replacing the lid walks complacently off
to bunt other depredations.
At the ball and supper of the Schwamm
Druber, m New York, a sponge hung at the
door of the Opera House where the festival
was held, and a little sponge was handed to
everybody who came In. The meaning ot
schwamm druber is "sponge it out." All who
went there sponged out of their recollections
all other occurences and gwe their whole at.
tentlon to the bait
A company has been formed under the
laws of New York State to develop large depos
its of ozokerite, a natural parafflne wax exist
ing in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah Temto.
rv, about 113 miles east of Salt Lake City.
These mines are said to contain the only depos
its of this mineral known to exist outside of
Gallcia, Austria, whence the entire world's
supply of this product has until recently been
Dublin has had a remarkable dog case
in one of its courts. Two men claimed tbe
same dog. One, to prove his ownership, told
the animal to fetch his cane. The dog obeyed.
The other said that he bad owned the dog in
Asia, where be bad heard only Hlndostanee
spoken. So in that language he told the dog to
fetch bis hat The dog obeyed. No report of
the deoision of the Judge has yet been received
In this country,
A wife's affection maybe legally ex
cessive, according to the argument in a will
case in Liverpool. William Evans lived in
great happiness with bis wife for ISyears, when
he died, after a month's illness. Mrs. Evans
was by her husband's side constantly, and
about a week before his death he made his will
bequeathing all his property to her. A second
cousin, however, disputed this testament on
tbe ground of "undue influence" during the
period of illness.
At the academy at Albany, Ga., a day
or two ago tbe juveniles wanted to play bait
Some ot the boys were the proud possessors of
time pieces. The accordingly selected a small
boy who did not care to play and left their
watches with him to hold. No sooner bad the
ball players gotten Into their game when, as ill
luck would have it tbe mild-looking small boy
got into a fight There was a lively tussle f ora
while, and tbe children's watches were perfect
wrecks before the cessation of tbe struggle.
It is asserted that the smallest screws in
the world are those used in the production of
watches. Thus, the fourth jewel wheel screw
is the next thing to being invisible, and to the
naked eye it looks like dust; with a glass, how
ever, it is seen tones small screw, with 260
threads to tbe inch, and with a very fine glass
the threads may be seen quite clearly. These
minute screws are 4-lOOOth of an inch in
diameter, and the heads are double; it is also
estimated tbat an ordinary lady's thimble
would hold 100,000 of these screws.
One of the most interesting natural
curiosities of Lycoming county, Pennsylvania,
is situated In Rose valley about six miles from
Trout run. It consists of seven natural wells
extending almost straight downward to a depth
unknown. Large stones cast in some of these
wells go rumbling down, making a coarse, rasp
ing sound at first as they strike against tbe
sides of the well, growing fainter and fainter
until lost by the distance. Near these wells is
a cave, the mouth of which is large enough for
a horso to enter. Several gangways lead off
from the main entraned to large, separate
chambers, and from these other passage ways
lead off probably to unexplored chambers.
Gus M. Setzer died a 'few days ago at
China Grove, Rowan county. N. C. He was a
pronounced infidel, believing in neither God
nor a future of any kind. Two weeks before
his death, knowing his demise to be imminent
he went to a tree near tbe yard, and under it
marked a place for his grave, giving instruc
tions as to now it was to be dug and bis mode ot
bunal. He wanted a layer of cedar brnsh at
the bottom of tbe grave, to be filled up with
dirt. He said that when decomposition set in
tbe sap of the tree would draw him np the
limbs, and he could perch on tbe top of the
tree and view the surrounding scenery ot ages
to come. Setzer was perfectly rational to lb
LITTLE PLEASANTRIES. '
Ordinarily the Ministers create the Bene
dlcts-but at the White Honse the Ben-edicts
create the Ministers. llottl Mail.
Close Friend. Travis Oldmanson is one
of your closest friends, isn't he?
lie Smith Yes; I never could get a red out of
him. Burlington lYee Prttt.
The shad was created for a purpose, and
that purpose was to act as a dump for all the bones
-which could not be crowded behind the gills of
every other variety of Ash. Detroit Frte Press.
An Evidence of Prosperity. Yellowly
I think the Whlteleys mast be in better circum
stances than formerly. Brownly Yes. Why do
you think so? Y. They don't keep so many
dogs as they used to io. Boston. Courier.
It Hasn't Struck Chicago. Beacon Hill
starting tbe conversation In fresh channels)
Have you tried "Pigs in Clover" yet Mr. Bacon?
Miss Hilda Bacon (Interrupting) -Don't. Mr.
Hill! Please don't talk shop to papa; he never
knows when to stop. Lowell Citizen.
Better Than Nothing. Mrs. Winks I
see by the paper that the Government has adver
tised for bids for 1,000 pounds of porous plaster.
What Is thatfor?
Mr. "Winks Going to patch np some more old
ships for Samoa, nrobably. Philadelphia Record.
Politician What sort of a watch is th3t?
'Jeweler It's a repeater, sir.
"While counting bis money tbe customer starts,
stops short, tarns pale and anxiously inquires:
"bay, mliter, is she Republican or Democratic?"
Which is the Worse Boy? "Johnnyl
"March yourself into the house. Ithonzhtl
toia you not to play with that bad Doy."
"I wa'an't playing with htm, ma. I knocked
an eye out of him." Chicago, Herald.
Artist Here is a very suitable picture,
Mr. Glbbs. It represents the Rev. Mr. Goss, the
missionary, in the center of a croup of cannibals.
Deacon Gibbs-I seethe eaniilbals. Mr. Turps,
but where Is tbe missionary?
Artlst-Didn'tljusttellyoutbatbewas In the
center of tbe cannibals?-Tore Uavte hxpress.
"Shall we go to the zoo to-day, papa?"
4 'Not to-day, my son !"
"But they have Just received a kangaroo from
"That's no draw, my child. Let as stand hero
on this corner and observe those females who have '
crowded their So. S feet into o. 3 shoes, and we
shall get the kangaroo business free gratis. De
troit Free Press.
Notto be Compared With a Chief of 400.
Ward MeAHIster-Wbo is this Anson that the
newspapers are yelling about? Where does he
CItlzen-Bave you never heard or Captain An
son, the leader of the great Chicago nine?
Ward McAllister (wlt(l lofty contempt)-Nlne,
did you say? Only nine? What absurd folly to
make a hero of such a mzalCMcagQ Triouas.