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ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1816.
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THE PENITEKXIABY'S VHrDICATION.
The investigation by the Senate Commit
tee, of the management of the "Western Pen
itentiary, came to an end yesterday for lack
of further evidence. Although the formal
report of the committee is yet to be heard,
the agreement, both from the published evi
dence and the private hearing of com
plaints to the prisoners, is general that
nothing has been developed to show either
mismanagement or corruption in that in
stitution. This verdict, if supported by the full
report of the committee, may be taken as a
final settlement and explosion of the
charges. The Senate Committee was not
prejudiced in favor of the institution. It
gave everyone having charges to make a full
opportunity to support them by evidence,
and made its work so thorough as to visit
the prisoners privately and hear their state
ments. If such an investigation develops
nothing out of the way, it is fair to conclude
that the reputation of the penitentiary as a
carefully and honestly managed institution
is fully sustained.
After this satisfactory termination of the
case has been reached, it is proper to point
out one or two minor points which afford
. room for amendment. The furnishing of
supplies by a member of the Board was
shown to be on so small a scale that it can
not be deemed an abuse. But it should be
remembered that while the amount may- be
unimportant the principle involved may be
important The law is plain on the subject,
and the management of a public institution
should be careful to conform with the law
in every respect. It is also worth while for
the management to perceive the error of the
idea which has prevailed there, that every
thing that goes on within the walls must be
kept secret, No one considers it necessary
that the prison should be open to every one;
but a fair degree cf publicity is better for
all parties. The Board can see irom the
present case that it strengthens rather than
weakens good management to have the pub
lic pretty well informed of the conduct and
occurrences within the penitentiary.
The penitentiary has been pretty well vin
dicated by the ordeal to which it has been
subjected, and with the lessons of experi
ence applied as they should be, it can re
sume its position as a well-managed and
THE OCEAK MYSTERY.
The loss of the ocean steamer Denmark,
and the donbt that prevails as to whether
the hundreds of souls on board of her were
rescued or not, affords an impressive lesson
of the perils that may attend ocean travel.
Of late years the ocean lines between this
country and Europe have been attended
with so little disaster that they have come
to be regarded as nearly, if not qmte.as safe
as land travel. Occasionally, however,
some wholesale destruction of life warns hu
manity that the ocean is still unconquera
ble. The hope that is entertained of the
rescue of the passengers and crew of the
Denmark, will be nourished by their friends
as long as possible; but the foundation for
it is daily growing less. "Whether they
are alive or dead, their perils will give a
forcible example of the dangers that environ
modern life in almost as great variety at
that of more ancient times.
HOT THE ASSURANCE HEEDED.
The promise of reform outlined in a
, declaration attributed to Secretary Noble is
more easily understood than it is free from
criticism. The Secretary is reported as say
ing: "Whenever we find an inefficient
Democrat in office we are going to discharge
- him and fill his place with an efficient
The information is somewhat superoga
tory. The public have not generally been
burdened with any doubts that an adminis
tration will not remove subordinates of the
opposite political faith, who are inefficient
Jt was not necessary for Secretary Noble to
give . this assurance; but it might have con
veyed an important promise if the Secretary
had declared that he was not going to re
move any Democrats unless they were
Further than that, if Secretary Noble had
desired to convey an assurance that is fully
up to the need of the times, he could have
done so by declaring that when he finds an
inefficient Republican in office he will dis
charge him, also.
SEM-CIVILIZED DETECTIVE W0BK.
The acquittal of the boy Knilish, charred
with murder, in New York, has revealed a
very dangerous policy on the part of the de
tective polioe of that city. The published
statements concerning the crime made be
fore the trial, were such as to leave scarcely
any doubt as to the boy's guilt But the
evidence on the trial was so different that
thelaceused was acquitted and the Judge
"'expressed his satisfaction with the verdict
It is now brought out that the police chose
to adopt the theory of the boy's guilt, and
used the most extraordinary methods to sup
port it An ante-mortem statement of the
murdered man, exonerating the boy, was
suppressed. The prisoner was persecuted
while in jail with efforts to extort a confes
sion from him; and nothing seems to have
been deemed improper in the effort to hang
the youth, innocent or guilty, except the
actual subornation of false testimony.
Allegations of this sort have been made
with regard to the conduct of the police in
connection with the so-called Anarchist
plots of Chicago. While they have not
been clearly proved in either case, the as
sertions have enough color to call for the
statement that any detective resorting to
that sort of work should find himself speed
ily lodged in the penitentiary. Detective
forces are kept up and paid by the public
to ferret out and punish crime. They are
not hired" to suppress evidence in favor of
people falsely accused, or to secure convic
tion, regardless of the real guilt orlnn'o
cence of the offender. The idea which
seems to have been uppermost in the Km
liscii case, that the reputation of the detec
tive lorce required a victim, and that tbey
would convict one without caring whether
he was guilty or not, would be disgraoelul
to any half-civilized government and in this
age onght to bring down condign punish
ment on public officials, committing them
selves to such a barbarity.
Between police officials who are unable
to catch criminals at all; those who are re
ported to get up manufactured alibis for the
benefit of certain criminals; and those who
try to convict innocent people, the subject
of police reform promises to be one of the
great issues of the future.
LAYING UP TROUBLE AHEAD.
Ho much has been said during the week
past, of the "Wherry bill and upon the whole
subject of railroad discrimination, that it
would not be surprising if the public were
now arrived at the point of weariness. In a
nut-shell the case amounts to this: Dis
crimination does exist; it is working seri
ously against local interests. But not one
of the three possible remedies is in sight
The business men have not yet felt the
pinch with the severity that compels the se
curing of competition. The Republican
majority in the Legislature will not enforce
the constitutional clauses. The railroad
authorities will not yield their point that
localities where competition does not exist
must pay according as the traffic will bear.
That this situation can be satisfactory
that it can be otherwise than fraught with
threatening probabilities for all the inter
ests concerned, no sensible person will con
tend. The result is always possible that
continued discrimination, especially if coin
cident with other causes ,of depression, may
affect the business of a section and the in
terests of individuals to the utmost degree
adversely perhaps fatally; the Republican
representatives cannot continue to ignore
constitutional requirements, unless at the
manifest risk of their party's supremacy;
and the railroads, which already see in some
"Western States how business can be bar
rassed by too radical statutes for Commis
sions and too extensive grants of power to
such bodies, are pursuing anything but a
wise policy in inviting similar enactments
in Pennsylvania, when popular senti
ment, desperately in earnest, shall at last
further agitation for the present, under
the existing circumstances, seems useless.
There is no election at hand, nor can any
thing be added to what has been said. It is
a clear and uncomfortable case of "What
are yon going to do about it?" But time
never yet failed to bring a fit answer to such
a way of meeting an issue; and only the
blind and the foolish ever imagine that the
swing of the pendulum can be altogether
and forever to one side.
MEMORY BY PROXY.
When a deputation from a South African
kingdom visited England recently there
was in the party a distinguished person
known as "Chief Bubayane. the memorizer
for the King Lo Bengnla." To -him was
assigned the duty of remembering in chron
ological order everything that occurred
during the tour, for the purpose of making
a faithfnl report to his master. He con-,
fessed when he left England that his memo
ry was a little crowded with data, for he had
seen the British elephant in all its phases,
from royal courts to plebeian taverns, but he
hoped to straighten out the story of his
travels before he reached home.
Why should the useful office of memo
rizer be known merely in a dusky mon
arch's court? The idea could be applied
here in too many ways to mention. For ex
ample, there are a gdod many political lead
ers who would be glad to know that Mr.
Harrison had turned over hie memory to a
paid attendant during the campaign. The
memory of man after he enters the White
House Is proverbially short The memo
rizer would be mechanically accurate and
closed to subsequent influences in marshal
ing his remembrances. He would remem
ber for his master with strict impartiality,
and there would be no Senators going
about the country chanting: "D an
Aside irom politics and official statesman
ship, the memorizer would be a handy per
son to all sorts of busy men. The editor
who wants to know how he viewed a ques
tion a year ago, would find a memorizer
much more convenient than a file of news
papers to refer to. Besides he could swear
at the memorizer with some comfort, if the
inemorizer's report were disagreeable. The
society woman who often is at a loss to tell
how much 'gush she should bestow on this
woman, and how much frigidity on that,
would have a general use for a memorizer in
the shape of a tailor-made angel in attend
ance. For the society woman who sees a
thousand people in her parlors in a year, is
naturally at times unable to tell who is
worth cultivating and who is not
Yes, let us have memorizers at once,
A GROWIHa ISSUE,
An interesting symposium has just been
published, consisting of letters from a large
number of leading thinkers on the neces
sity of a national regulation of marriage
and divorce. The general agreement in
the" range embraced between Kate Field
and Bishop Whitehead, of Pittsburg, that
national legislation is needed on the sub
ject, is an indorsement of a position long
urged in these columns.
Of course, the opinion of these writers, as
to the character of the national law to be
enacted would vary -widely. All of them
agree that the law should be strict; but the
different ideas of strictness would probably
be found to take a very wide departure.
Some of them would confine divorce to one
or two causes; while others might make the
law very nearly u liberal as it is in some
of our States at present.
Bat the general opinion in favor of plac
ing this subject under control of the Nat
ional Government, in order to secure uni
formity, is significant of the growth of the
issue. The first thing that is needed is n
Constitutional amendment, placing the sub-,
ject within the jurisdiction of Congress.
What is wanted is not so much the change
of the law as to divorce and marriage, as a
change of the uncertainty and confusion
arising from the difference between State
legislation. The pressing necessity is to do
an ay, with the abnormal discrepancies
under which people may be legally married
inone State and illegally married inanother;
by which the parties to an unfortunate mar
riage may be released from it in one Com
monwealth and under its bonds elsewhere;
or the legitimate children in one State be
unable to receive the property owned by
their parents in others.
This is the view which The Dispatch
has urged for a long time, and the growth
of opinion as to its necessity is encouraging
to the hope of an ultimate-reform.
LoBD Lonsdalu, after looking for the
North Pole in the vicinity of Alaska, has
got disgusted with the job and given up the
search. The inference seems to be that that
the Arctic regions were entirely too quiet
and respectable for him.
It is rather interesting to find the South
ern Democratic journals who have for yeani
been assailing the Southern Republicans as
the negro party, now ferociously attacking
that organization of Birmingham, Alabama,
Republicans who have resolved to throw
the negro overboard. The new departure
may not show a very clear conception of
true Republican principles; but the com
ments of such papers as the Nashville
American point to the conclusion that no
sort of Republicanism can be so made over
as to suit the Bourbon organs.
The opposition milk dealers appear to be
determined to take no mean advantjfce of
the Producers' Association. So they give
to their organization the characteristics of a
pool, rather more decidedly than the first
combination had them.
While the Legislature has not exactly
covered itself with glory this week, it is no
more than fair to give it credit for haying
smashed the orphans' school syndicate. The
vote of 15S to 5, excluding that combina
tion from any share of the appropriations,
was certainly a quietus for it Without a
share in the appropriations the syndicate
will have no use for the schools.
The steamers are bringing back to this
country the remains ot our defeated naval
force at Samoa. They were not called upon
to whip the Germany navy there, but had
to take their defeat fsom the mightier forces
The demand for bond investments is
shown by the fact that New York City has
just placed a loan of $7,457,000 bonds at 2
per cent interest Pittsburg, which is now
paying an average of 6 per cent interest,
should take notice as to what she can do
when she is able to refund any of her high
It might be a good idea for New York to
devote a percentage of the profits that it
will draw from the centennial celebration
to the erection of that long-promised Grant
It takes a great many cases and a vast
lot of legal discussion to get a clearly estab
lished meaning for the city of the "lowest
responsible bidder" act Judge Magee's de
liverance on the contract for the paving of
Craig street adds another chapter of de
cisions for the berefit of the Board of
The new steamer. City of Paris, beat the
record for trial trips, and hopes to make
good the title to her name, by eventually
proving the fastest of her kind.
It is rather-instructive to learn in con
nection with that reported arrival of foreign
glass blowers, that there is such a demand
for glass blowers in this country as to ex
haust the native supply. It seems, not
withstanding the recent reports, that one
branch of the glass interest is prosperous.
Patjncefote having sailed for this coun
try, it is now about timefor someone in New
York to give Robert Lincoln a farewell
A Westeen church fair proposes to intro
duce a novelty in the shape of an enlarged
"pigs in clover" puzzle, with live pigs in
place of the marbles. The only improve
ment possible on this idea would be for a
Washington church to get it up, with office
seekers for the pigs.
The booming rivers along the Oklahoma
borders are taking this opportunity to dem
onstrate that they can out-boom the boomers.
Oklahoma is evidently going to be the
scene of a rush in which there will be three
times as many settlers as there are sites.
Nevertheless, the prospects for business are
considered good. There will' be a splendid
trade in firearms and coffins.
The announcements for the May Festival
promise a feast of the highest order, to lov
ers of classical music.
The apparent ruling of the local courts
to the effect that it is disorderly conduct for
a man to distribute heterodox tracts on the
streets, seems to further call for a judicial
definition on the much-mooted question as
to what are orthodox tracts.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
The Czar of Russia, according to an English
traveler, wears a silk strap around his waist In
place of suspenders.
Congressman Springer is going to Intro,
duce a bill at the next session of Congress for
the election of postmasters by the people.
Secretary Noble has called a halt on the
Missourians. He says it ill not do to take
any more into thelnterior Department lest the
other States find fault.
The late Isatab V. Williamson, of Philadel
phia, left nearly (10,000,000 of property, The
appraisers estimated the worth ot his clothing
and f uroiture to be nothing at all.
Senator Dixon, of Rhode Island, will be
one of the youngest members of the Senate.
His age is 41, the two Senators from West Vir
ginia being the only two Senators who are his
Adirondack Murray is lecturing on
"How to Make a Million Dollars." He has
been trying all his life to make $10,000, and
hasn't got the half of It, but there is nothing
in the title of a lecture.
General Von Verdt, the new German
Minister of War, is said to bear a striking re
semblance to General Grant, not on only in
features, but in his facial expression. He is
regarded by some as the coming Moltke.
General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, is
badly Inoculated with the Presldental fever in
his old age, and is looking forward to 1S93 for a
Democratic nomination. General Palmer re
cently took unto himself a wife, who seems to
have filled him with a fresh ambition.
An Interesting fact in connection with the
election ot Mr. Nathan F. Dixon to the Na
tional Sonata by the Rhode Island Legislature,
Is that bis grandfather was elected .United
States Senator wnen WiUlara'Henry Harrison
was President Mr. Dixon is a lawyer by pro
fession and has held various public position a
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Real Spring Is n. Tonic The Tolling Cow
- Bell Mr. Davis' Last Poem A Song" of
One sunny day this week I chanced to catch
a very busy man off duty. He is usually on
duty. When he's not toiling he's asleep or
taking in provisions. This was an exceptional
occasion. He tarried with me long enough to
say: "Jr he could have a spring like this ffrery
year how much happier and better we shfluld
all bet I believe that a bad spring sends mil.
lions on the downward path. The coincidence
of spring and bock beer is only dangerous
when spring is abortive, and fraudulent in its
weather. I can do better work, more work,
with less friction this spring than I can ever
remember being able to do. If apoll could be
taken it would be found, I have no doubt at
all, that the morals, tempers and livers of the
nation have been greatly benefited by this real
rejuvenating joyful spring."
A TRIFLE MAGNIFIED.
Under the bills, where yet the shadows He,
A purple scabbard by the river's blade,
Whose glittering steel resects the evening sky,
A tolling cow-bell tells the day's decayed;
And passing to and fro. from cliff to cliff,
The simple sound swells ont and sobs, until
The echoes wake for miles to speak, as If
With news of milking tlmelhe world they'd fill.
On this page will be noticed the last poem
written by the late Mr. Black Davis. The form
'of it is that which MrDavis showed a marked
liking for In bis latter days. In the form one Is
reminded of Walt Whitman, but the intelligi
bility and color of Mr. DaTis' words prevents
any other resemblance In them to the work of
the "Good Gray Poet" There are beauty and
strength in "A Song of .the Sunrise," and it
speaks with consoling assurance of the writer's
confidence in the existence of a hereafter and
what it held in store for him. I am told that
Mr. Davis was a devout believer in the im
mortality of the soul, and his Christianity was
of the sort that knew nothing of the formal
fetters of creeds and man's imaginings.
It will be surprising to ma if Mr. Davis' poems
are not some day held in higher and more gen
eral esteem than they are to-day.
A SONG OF THE STAGE.'
Look, the ladder stands beTore yon,
Men Just waiting to adore yon,
Come and seel
Ton' ve a pretty face that's money '
A voice that's sweet as honey,
Sure the path will be as sunny
As can be.
That's the war the tempter chatters
Of the stage.
To the rlrl In silks or tatters ,
In this age.
She ambitious, yes. and daring,
And for fame and fortune caring,
She is led, with little snaring,
To the cage.
Some may win a crown of glory
That's a fact
Bat with most this is the story:
Was too modest or too shy. air,.
Would not condescend to lie, sir,
Or she, In the public eye, sir,
Tame is nice to think of, very
You may talk
Of a walk to Londonderry ,
Bat it's quite another matter,
Quite a different thing from chatter;
One that will not make yon fatter,
If yon walk I
The peculiarity of Mr. Andrew Carrington,
who has been staying in this city for several
days, is that you cannot call him a New
Yorker, a Bostonian or a Washington man, al
though it would be nearest correct to attribute
him to one of these cities, as he spends most of
his time in them. You cannot say that he be
longs to any particular city.
Moreover, it would be hard to say what Mr.
Carrington does. He has ample means of his
own, and need do nothing for a living. Most of
his energies seem to be devoted to the study of
the latest scientific discoveries in all sorts of
fields. Electricity just now is absorbing his at
tention. On Friday last I met him on Fifth
avenue In the midst of one of those violent
young thunderstorms we enjoyed that day. We
took shelter in the same doorway.
As the storm lessened we moved out from our
refuge, and Mr. Carrington said: "While I've
been about the streets to-day I've been noticing
the bearing of men and animals during the
thunder storms. It appears to me that neither
human beings nor brutes are so much terrified
as tbey nsed to be at the flash and dazzling
glare of the lightning. I account f or this on
the ground that tbe nse of the arc electric
light has made the peculiar glare of the light
ning familiar to everybody and to horses on the
streets." Hepburn Johns.
A COUNT! HOME FOR COONS.
A Poplar Tree That Was Fairly Alive With
jEFrERSONVlLLE, Ind., April 13. Captain
J. B. McMormice. Deputy County Clerk, has a
farm in Owen townBhip, in which his family
resides, and yesterday he said:
"I bad in my place a poplar tree that meas
ured eight feet through, and was sound from
the butt to the topmost twig until a year since.
At that time an electric storm passed over our
section and the tree was struck by lightning.
The towering pcplar was split in two as straight
as a line could be drawn from the first limb to
within a few feet of theground. Sun and rain
caused the heart to decay and the rent to open
considerably. I was up home a few days since
and my hired man remarked that there was
something very strange about the tree. He
said that the separated parts kept up a vibra
tion as regular as cloak work. My curiosity
was aroused, and with the hired man 1 went to
the tree, taking along a ladder.
"I climbed to the opening, peered In, and my
eves met a sight that almost naralvzed me.
The aperture left by the decayed heart was.
mil ni coons, .mere were coonsoi an sizes ana
colors. It seemed as if every coon in Clark
county bad settled in the hollow tree. The
vibrations were easily explained when the dis
covery was made. The animals bad become so
closely packed in the hole that whenever tbey
breathed the body of the tree moved to and
fro. Since I came back to JeffersonviUe I re
ceived a letter from my hired man saying that
he had been making war on tbe coons and that
he had killed enough to buy himself a suit of
clothes with the skins when he gets the latter
properly cured. He left some of the coons to
breed from."- -
An Old Story.
From the New York Graphlc.l
In eight cases out ol ten the weather bureau
is what may be called a 'signal" failure.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
John G. Lose.
John G. Lose, an old and esteemed citizen,
died yesterday morning at his residence, on
Ward street Oakland, In the 73th year of his age.
He was born in Westmoreland county, and in his
boyhood days came to this city and learned the
trade of a hatter, and as a hat manufacturer did
business In Allegheny City for a number or yean,
after which he bad charge or the transportation
office or tbe old canal, and thence drifted into
various business enterprises. He was married to
Eliza J. Smith, who surf Ives him. Ho leaves one
son and two daughters. For the past five ye-irs he
had been Captain of tho Fourteenth ward; station
house and was a faithful and trusted officer or the
city. He was a eood citizen, a consistent Chris
tian, and loved and respected by all who knew
lilm. The funeral will take place at 10 A. M. Tues
day. Hon. John P. Usher.
Philadelphia, April is. Hon. John P. Usher,
who was Secretary or the Interior under President
Lincoln, died at the University Hospital, in this
city, this morning. Sir. Usher came here from
Florida, where he had a winter residence, about
two weeks ago, to undergo an operation for the
removal of a tumor from nls throat. Prof. Agnew
successfully removed the growth, but the patient,
notwithstanding the efforts made to save his life,
died at 11 o'clock this morning. Mr. Usher was
born In Madison county, N. Y In 1816. For some
years past he resided at Lawrence, Kan., where
he acted as counsel for the Missouri Pacific and
Kansas Pacific Ballroads.
Mr. John Allen died at the residence of hi son-in-law,
James Carotbers, Blppey street st
End, Friday afternoon. Mr. Allen was more than
2 years of age. He has held several minor po
litical offices. At the time or his death he was a
deacon of the East End Presbyterian Church. He
was the father ot Wm. M. Allen, the Insurance
agent: John K. Allen, ortne-EastEnd, and James
U. Allen, or Montana, Tho rnneral will take place
at 2 o'clock this afternoon from his late home on
Henry IV Schwartz.
Mr. Henry P. Schwartz, who for nearly half a
century conducted an extensive drug business on
Federal street Allegheny, died at his late resi
dence on Friday evening. The deceased was 78
years of age, and came to this community from
Lancaster conntv In 1832. He retired rrnm hn.l.
nest ten years ago, but bis name has 'been per
petuated by his sons, who until recently continued ,
his extensive business.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14,
A PLUCKY WESTERN GIRL.
She Walks Sixteen Miles in Order to Join
Murray, Idaho, April 13. Society in this
Territory is deeply interested in the marriage
of Fred E. Lucas and Miss Mabel Claggett,
which, in all its phases, was the most romantic
that ever occurred In this section. Mr. Lucas
is a prosperous young business man of Murray,
and his wife is the daughter of William H.
qiaggett, who was for several terms delegate
to Congress from Idaho. Het home was In
Georgetown. The girl's father took a violent
dislike to young Lucas, and forbade his atten
tions At an interview with the young lady,
at which tbe father was present, Lucas bade
ber farewell in a formal way, and, after shak
ing bands with Mr. Claggett, took his depart
ure. He had not proceeded far on his way home
ward when he found himself intercepted by
the girl, who had stolen away from the house
and overtaken him, with a view to a more ro
mantic parting than was possible in the pres
ence of her father. This meeting was a pain
ful one, and tbe parting doubly so. Lucas
feared that some harm might come to the girl,
and was also afraid that, if her presence with
him should be discovered, Claggett would sus
pect him of double dealing. He therefore
urged Miss Claggett to return to her home, and
suggested that they might some time meet
Tbe girl turned back, but as soon as she was
alone she realized that her absence would have
to be explained and that detection was inevita
ble. Fr a time she was Irresolute, hut at
length she decided kto follow Lucas home to
Murray. Fearing pursuit, she abandoned the
highway and crossed the country a distance of
IS miles, wading mountain streams, sustaining
several severe falls, and arriving atber destina
tion, after an all-night exposure, at 4 o'clock in
the morning. Friends of the family provided
the young woman with clothing, and during
tbe afternoon, when she bad recovered in some
degree from ber fatigue, she presented herself
to Lucas, who was so overjoyed by her arrival
that be immediately telegraphed to Spokane
Falls for a minister, and on tbe arrival of the
uarson tbe pair were unitod in marriage. Mr.
and Mrs. Lucas are now here awaiting the ben
ediction of the old gentleman.
A FAMILY OP CENTENARIANS.
Three Sisters and a. Brother Whose Ages
Range From 104 to 115.
Washington C.H., Om April IS. The In
terest that is manifested o"f late in longevity
calls the attention of this community to the
life of Mrs. Margaret Arnold, who resides
with ber son, Henry Arnold, on a well-kept
thousand-acre farm, about seven miles east of
this city. The old lady is actually 112 years of
Her maiden name was Margaret Kiser, and
she was born near Richmond, Va., June 4, 1777,
just oue year after the signing of the Declar
ation of Independence, ana should she live
until the 4th of next June she will be 112 years
In 1818 Margaret moved to Ohio and located
at Chillicothe. She was married when a hand
some miss to Mr. Frederick Arnold, andbecame
the mother of five children, two daughters and
tbree sons, the youngest sons being twins. One
of the twins, Wm. Arnold, is living at Green
land, Ross county, O., aged 70 years. The hus
band of Mrs. Arnold died mote than half a
century ago, and she has ever since remained a
Mrs. Arnold is S feet 2 inches in height, and
weighs 110 pounds. There are four members of
her father's family more than 100 years of age.
The oldest sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hillard, was
at last accounts still living in Lynn county,
Iowa, having been twice married. She Is three
years older than Mrs. Arnold, and is therefore
115 years of age. Tbe other sister, Mrs. John
Bailey, is living in Dakota, at the age of 109
years. The old lady is in good health, bas good
eyesight and is able to walk about in the yard.
William Kiser, the only living brother, still re
sides at the old homo place near Richmond,
Va., aged 101 years.
A SPIRITUALISTIC TEMPLE
To be Erected In Cleveland by the Aid of
, Cleveland, April 13. The members of the
Advanced Thought Society 1 ere hold to the
belief that a temple is only a question of time
and will be built nlti mately and by inspiratl on
from disembodied spirits.
Mrs. Parker, a prominent medium, says:
"People don't seem to understand the work we
are doing. We are not striving tor a temple
just at present. That will come in time. I
know it will for tbe spirits have told me so.
The main idea is to start a school where the
people can be educated in Spiritualism. I got
the first impression last Fourth of July that the.
work will spread in this city, and; in tbe back
ground I saw tbe outlines of this beautiful
temple. In this school I speak of, which
will be the first of the kind in the country, we
intend to develop talent and bring out mediums
from among tbe people. First we must develop
ourselves, which we are now doing, then we
must instruct and start a school for the chil
dren. By this means we will bring out talent
that would otherwise have been undeveloped.
Mediums are not respected by the world, and
to a very considerable extent even Spiritual
ists are throwing rocks at them, and it is our
intention to change all that." The work on the
temple, Mrs. Parker says, will be commenced
in about ton years.
A RAPID RECOVERY.
David Bnrkey, the Hydrophobic, Nearly
Well bat Still Dreads Water.
Wooster, April 13. David Barkey, the
Milton township youth, whose terrible suffer
ings from bydrophobla were recently described
in The Dispatch, has survived the horrible
paroxysms of the rabies and has almost fully
recovered from bis illness. The paralysis of
his lower limbs and of toe-muscles of the neck
is disappearing, and bis voice has nearly re
gained its former, strength.
Young Barkey eats and sleeps well and is
gaining in health right along. He has a pecu
liar dread of fluids, especially of water, which
he sharply orders taken away if put in his
sight. He has not experienced any paroxysms
since February 2fl, and his recovery to full
health is considered a matter of only a short
DROPPED INTO A SNUG BERTH.
A Pennsylvania Man Appointed Internal
Revenue Barean Chief Clerk.
Washington, April 13. Henry C. Rogers
of Pennsylvania, was to-aay sworn in as Chief
Clerk of the Internal Revenue Bureau. He will
assume bis new duties Monday. George W.
Wilson, of Ohio, who has been appointed Dep
uty Commissioner of Internal Revenue, vice
General Henderson, resigned, will also enter
upon the discharge of his duties at the same
Tbree Democratic messengers in the Inter
nal Revenue Bureau were dismissed to-day.
Understands His Business.
From the Chicago Times.
Some of the Republican newspapers are ad
vising Mr. Wanamaker to attend to business
and quit making prohibition speeches. Mr.
Wanamaker seems to know howto do both.
An Accomplished Linguist.
From the Chlcaeo Hews.
The Hon.WhItelaw Reid, Minister to France,
bas got so far that he can now say "Wee, Mus
soo," without blushing.
A bONG OF SUNRISE.
Pathetic interest will attach itself to the fol
lowing, the last poem of tbe late and much
lamented Slack Davis. The MS. came to hand
a day or two ago, accompanied by a
note from Miss Lillian Slack Davis. "I send
you,'' writesMiss Davis, "my dear father's last
poem, which he wrote last week, and which I
found among his papers to-day. I believe he
had not finished it. but death prevented. T7ie
A glory In tbe Orlentl
A glory nashlngrom the'Orlentl
Gleams of splendor-dazzling, blinding
Flashing from the Orlentl
Hunting forth with the radiance of a God,
Glancing over the sea and on the mountain tops,
Glorious from the Orlentl
Gliding tbe mountain tops with a sadden golden
Turning tbe sea to molten gold.
On tbe green of the forest roofs flashing a golden
Glorious from the Orient!
Glancing on the world with the radiant glory of a
Bun-God I Earth-gladdening, word-rejoicing,
Glorious in the Orlentl
A glory In tbe Orlentl
A glory spreading from the Orlentl
From bis nest on the dewy ground ascends the
Aloft td the azure dome soars the caroling lark,
Swift mounting with a burst of song.
With a song of divine beanty sung to the risen
For day is awake, and radiant are the valleys,
ltadlant tbe sea and the mountains;
Tbe forests are stirred with the joy or the morn
ing. The gladness of the morning laughs in tbe mead
ows And along ths shining baavens grows the splendor,
Glorious in the. Orient I
. STATE CAPITAL GOSSIP.
Legislators Going to tho Centennial A
. Good Soldier Senator Newiayer Ac
quiring Influence ReybarnPoesn't Want
to be Governor The State Treasurer's
rrBOJT A STATT COnaiSFONDENTl
Harrisburg, April 13. Captain Klddand
Mr. Craig, of the Centennial Affairs Commit
tee, ore in New York making arrangements for
quarters for the legislature. Hotel accom
modations are out of the question and it is not
likely Pullman cars can be readily secured for
those who will go, some 300 in number. The
plan that will in all probability be adopted is
to charter a Sound steamer for the occasion.
Tbe legislators will sleep and eat on it, with
the exception of those who may choose to foot
hotel bills out of their own -pockets. But the
majority are entirely too democratic to do any
thing of tbe kind.
A Soldier of the RIgbt Kind.
General Wiley, of the Second Brigade, N. G.
P., accompanied tbe brigade Quartermasters to
.New York yesterday to help them make the
necessary arrangements for the quartering 01
tbe troops. The General Is justly popular with
the whole brigade. He is a thorough soldier
and doesn't shirk any duty of the camp or pa
rade, as oue of bis rank might easily do. When
at tbe Inauguration at Washington be was so ill
that his physicians forbade him to lead his bri
gade or to leave his room. He could not draw
a breath without intense pain. But he ap
peal ed In the parade. "I have always been ont
with the boys in fair weather." ha said, "and If
I don't go out with tbem now, not one in 500
will understand wny it is. I wouldn't lose their
good opinion for the world." And so,
through the weary hours of waiting and
through tbe long march tbe commander of the
Second Brigade sat on bis horse and took his
rain along with the last and the unjust, like
tho other soldiers. He began to Improve after
that and believes it did him good.
Senators Away From Work.
The Senate meets on Tuesday night, but isn't
likely to do a great deal of business during the
week. The Appropriations Committee will be
away and a portion of the Elections Committee
will be in Philadelphia, closing the investiga
tion in connection with the Senatorial" con
tested election case. Then Senators Rutan,
Schnatterly and Shall are absent because of
illness. This makes the chances for a quorum
look decidedly slim.
A Good One From Allegheny.
Senator Newmyer is one of the readiest de
baters of the Senate and is as fearless as he is
ready. He bas the reputation of being one of
the most outspoken and independent Senators
on the floor. If a measure doesn't suit him he
states his objections clearly and to the point,
no matter where it may have originated, and he
Is just as prompt to defend a measure that he
approves. While he does not carry his point
at all times he Is always listened to with atten
tion, for the fact Is very plain that he does not
talk for the sake of talking, out for such rea
sons as shonld move every Legislator who de
sires legislation to be flawless, beneficial and
within constitutional lines. Senator Newmyer
is not always on tbe popular side of questions,
and does not try to be. He bonestiy follows
his convictions, whether the majority approves
or whether it frowns, and this is so generally
recognized that his opinions are always treated
with respect. The growth of this feeling as
the session grows older is such that Senators
more and more hesitate to vote against him.
His ability and legal attainments have been
recognized from tbe first, and tbe Senatorial
estimate of them is sufficiently indicated in
the tact that he holds the chairmanship of tbe
Senate Judiciary General Committee, a posi
tion second in importance to no other In that
A Senator Not Anxions to be Governor.
Senator Reyburn, who has often been spoken
of as a candidate for Governor, is not out for
the office and says he sees no reason why he
should seek it He holds the position of Sena
tor of so great a State as Pennsylvania to be
hardly lower than tbe Gubernatorial dignity
and is willing to let others chase the bubble.
"If I were a candidate," he said. "I would say
so. If I desired the office I would make a
square fight for It. I would let every one
know it right away."
Legislating In Two States.
Representative Woodmansee, of Wayne
county, is perhaps the only man in Harrisburg
who is doing business in two Legislatures. He
introduced a bill here for the Incorporation of
the Kilgour and Equinunk. Bridge Company,
It wasn't reported from committee until late in
February, but by obtaining special orders Mr,
Woodmansee got it through both House and
Senate. It has now been signed by
the Governor and has been introduced
in the New York Legislature. The necessity
for this grows out of the fact that where the
bridge will span the Delaware one end of it
will rest In Pennsylvania and tbe other in New
York. The fight for the new bridge bas some
thing ot Interest in It. being an effort to down
a company that uses its temporary monopoly to
charge exorbitant tolls. This company tried
to prevent the passage of the bill here, but was
unsuccessful. Being a New York concern it
may do better at Albany.
The Next State Treasurer's First.
Speaker Boyer first appeared in politics in
1882, but his first political speech was made
ten years before, and he permitted
the decade to slide away without
making another. It was during Grant's second
campaign, and Mr. Boyer, who was reading
law in Brewster's law office in Philadelphia, had
gone over to Norristown on some legal busi
ness. He met a college friend who tried to in
duce him to make a political speech in a neigh
boring village. Mr. Boyer declined with
thanks; he would never think ot such a thing,
and knew nothing about politics, anvhow. But
his friend knew his weakness, and captured
him with a promise of a day's quail shooting
if he would comply. The speaker will not
vonch for the excellence of the speech, and
admits that be told more stories than be talked
politics, but If he told stories then half as well
as now the boar and a half he stood up before
bis Montgomery county audience must have
been very pleasing to them.
Baker as a Ball Player.
There are some athletes in the House, of
whom Hon. Jesse Baker, of Delaware, is one.
He is an amateur ball player with a big reputa
tion as such. Years ago, before he became the
honored and distinguished District Attorney of
' Delaware county, be was on the point of accept
ing a good offer from tbe Athletics, of Phila
delphia. One day, however, bis father said:
"Jesse, are you going to Philadelphia to play
ball?" Jesse replied: "I think I will, father."
Mr. Baker remained quiet for a time and then
spoke. "Jesse." he said, "if yqu go never cross
this tnresnoia again." jtueuiuui po, ana
the career that is opened before him as a
reward as a brilliant one. He is the one man
in Delaware county wbo had the necessary
fighting qualities to defeat Hon. John Robin
son for a renomination, and the fight between
them for the Senatorial seat ot Hon. Thomas
V. Cooper promises to be an interesting one if
that gentleman drops out into tbe Philadelphia
Two Sides to a Question.
A certain popular editor, who is a member of
the House, opposed Mr. Fow's libel bill, which
makes it much easier for the newspapers to
make spicy remarks about people. The certain
popular editor was taken to task by another
t omelplng to kill tbe bill in committee. "Yon
need this as much as any of us," said No. 2.
"Yesj" said No. 1, "but you forget there are
two sides to this thing. There are a number of
other editors in my county, and sometimes
tbev're not a bit particular what they sav about
me." . Simpson.
SHERMAN'S PRIEND SUCCESSFUL.
Senator Coulter Succeeds Dan OlcConvllIe
as Sixth Auditor of the Treasury,
"Washington, April 18. The President to
day made tbe following appointments: Thomas
B. Coulter, of Ohio, to be Sixth Auditor of the
Treasury for the FostofBce Department. To
be collectors of customs John W. Fisher for
district of Richmond, Va.; Harrison Geer, for
the district of Huron, Mich.; Max Pracbt for
the district of Alaska, in the Territory of
Mr. Coulter was born In Wayne township,
Jefferson county, O., on a farm, in 1841. He
was school teacher, telegrapn operator, clerk
of tbe Jefferson Common Pleas Court in 187o to
1881. and admitted to the bar while clerk;
elected State Senator In 1885. This Is the final
year of his second term. He was a candidate
for Congress several times, and Is a hard
worker for his party. He is a popular stump
speaker, has a fund of anecdotes, is affable,
and generally liked. He Is six feet tall, weighs
250 pounds and had four months' war service.
Sonje Phenomenal Mayor.
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.!
As dime museum curlodiles the Mayors of
certain cities in the United States are coming
rapidly to the front The Mayor of Jersey City
never sav a game of bassball. Tbe Mayor of
Denver cowhlded a man the other day. Mayor
Fitler, of Philadelphia, wanted tq be a canal,
date for President That was curious, too.
"HEW I0BK NEWS BOTES.
Boond is Sell Bis Brer.
rxKW TOBK BDBXAU srXCtAXS.1
New York, April 11 The business of Man
ager HVR. Jacobs, at the Brooklyn Lyceum
Theater, is in a fair way to be wrecked by a
saloon keeper and a hand organ. When Mr.
Jacobs leased tbe Lyceum Theater some time
ago, he nailed up the doors that connected the
theater lobby with Mattheis Herkel's saloon,
and this deprived Mr. Herkel every week ot
about $150 worth ot trade which bad formerly
drifted into bis saloon between the acts. The
saloon keeper promised Mr. Jacobs all sorts of
things If he would only open those doors again,
but Mr. Jacobs refused. Then Mr. Herkel got
back at blm in this wise: He bought a big
orchestra hand organ, placed it against his
side of the closed doors, and paid a boy SI a
day to play during all performances in the
theater. Occasionally he had his German
singing society around to sing to hand organ
accompaniments so loudly that Mr. Jacobs'
audiences could bear little of what was going
on on the stage. Mr. Jacobs business suffered,
and he complained of Herkel to the police.
The police tried to stop the saloon keeper, but
he wouldn't be stopped. He Is still thinning
out Mr. Jacobs' houses with his hand organ
concerts, and says he will keep it np till Mr.
Jacobs opens those doors.
Preparing for the Centennlnl.
The principals in the public schools are busy
teaching their 3,000 boy pupils howto fall in,
marcb, wbeel and break ranks, in preparation
for the big Centennial parade. Tbe schoolboys
will march in the procession behind tbe Grand
Army of the Republic They will have a big
Washington banner, will all wear Washington
badges and carry Washington flags, and will
sing Washington songs. Some 200 schoolgirls,
dressed in white, will throw flowers before
President Harrison as he walks up the City
Hall steps. Later tbey will meet the President
in the Governor's room, to sing and to recite
patriotic poetry at him.
Only Americans Pnt on Guard.
Thirty United States marines started to-day
on the steamship La Oascogne for Paris, to
guard the American exhibit in the Exposition.
They are all native born Americans. At tbe
request of General W. B. Franklin. United
States Commissioner to tbe Exposition, all
men of German or Scandinavian extraction
were excluded from this guard, out of regard
for the French hatred of everything Teutonic
At the last great international display in Paris
the United States had a similar guard on duty,
and the praise it received was highly compli
mentary to the efficiency of the marine corps.
Minors In a Divorce Case.
The novel spectacle of a couple not yet of,
legal age figuring as plaintiff and defendant in
a divorce case was presented in the Supreme
Court this morning. Ada D. Hoppert, 19 years
of age, is plaintiff, and Frank P. Hoppert, her
husDand, who now lives with his parents at 317
West Sixty-seventh street. New York, is not
yet 21. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hutchinson, the
parents of Mrs. Hoppert, at first opposed the
marriage, but hints of an elopement caused
tbem to give a reluctant consent, and the mar
riage took place on October 26, 18S0, In her
complaint Ada alleges that three months after
their marriage Frank seized her by the hair,
struck her hi tbe face and body, and dragged
her around the room. Other acts of cruelty
are specified, all of which the juvenile husband
denies. The bearing was adjourned.
TWO PENDING APPOINTMENTS.
Hon. Edwdrd 8. Lncey and Hon. John B.
Thomas Not to be Forgotten.
Washington. April 13. Edward S. Lacey.
of Michigan, who was a Representative in the
Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses,
will be made Controller of tbe Currency, and
John R. Thomas, of Illinois, who has served in
tbe last five Congresses, is to be the First Con
troller of the Treasury. This announcement Is
made confidently, upon the authority of a Re
publican than whom there could be no better
authority. The President has definitely de
termined upon these appointments, and they
will be made within a few days.
Mr. Lacey owes his good fortune to the
friendship and mediation of Governor Alger,
of Michigan, while Senator Cullum, of Illinois,
is the potent influence in the appointment of
A Hint to Mr. Halstead.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.;
When Democratic newspapers begin to pat a
Republican on the back, and call him by pleas
ant names, it is just as well to look around and
see whether the ground on which he stands is
firm, and that "he's all right"
Maintaining an Equilibrium.
From tbe Springfield Bepubllcl
Now that Mr. Halstead is to remain at Cin
cinnati, Deacon Richard Smith will repair at
once to Toledo, to keep that end of the State
EARLY SPRING BLOSSOMS.
Baltimore American: Alligator skin purses
should fasten with a snap.
RicnxoND State: Preservation ot the unities
a dude astride of a donkey.
It appears to be only the sugar part of the
ram power that is pulverized.
Balttmork American: New spring dresses
are generally worn with an elastic step.
Rochester Tidings: A sleeping policeman
is one of the silent watches of tbe night
New York Serald: Who kills all the dead
letters? 'Rochester J?ost-Express. Miss Direc
tion. Oil Cmr Derrick: A man should not be
called a Jim Crow citizen without sufficient
Binohamton Republican: Queer about
flowers, isn't It? They shoot before they have
Louisvnxx Western Recorder: A mm who
does not know anything is pretty sure to tell it
the first chance he gets.
Boston Post: The eminent Boston divine
who said "the saloon is in the saddle" evidently
bad heard of a pony of brandy.
Trot Press: The bill collector probably
doesn't like his business any better than the
man who pays blm, but it has to be dun.
Rochester Post-Express: We may not be
very strong in war ships, but when it comes
down to consulships the United States gets
there with both pedes.
New Haven Palladium: Jenkins to Hen
kins (after vainly trying to understand a mes
sage over thd telephone wire) That's right!
Get mad! I can hear you all right now.
Baltimore American: Secretary Rusk is
catting down expenses in the Agricultural
Department The discharged employes are
unanimous in the opinion that this branch of
the Government service Is going to seed.
Somerset county has a place called Peevish
J. Harstan, of Madison. Perry county, drove
so hard to catch a train that he broke SO dozen
Since tbe last robbery at McCleilandtown
bank deposits have largely increased In that
Dr. Steve, of Huntingdon, put strychnine
around his stable tor rats, and mourns a valu
One result of the tailors' strike in Erie
is tne postponement of a swell wedding, the
groom being, unable to get his suit in time
John Acker, of Leblgbton, has on exhibi
tion a pheasant which be caught just after it
bad dazed itself by flying clean through a win
dow pane of the Gazette office.
Friends told Peter Blaeser, an Allentown
saloon keeper, that a big firecracker wonld
clear the cblmne of soot He tried It, blowing
ont two sides of the chimney.
The remains of Mrs, Mary Connelly, buried
over five years ago at Danville, Montour
county, were found In perfect preservation a
few days since, and even the flowers were un
laded. In the center of a rock taken from the Lo
cust Spring Colliery was a collection resem
bling in size and appearance a snowball. It
has a soapy nature, is quite .soft, and when
dried resembles silver dust It puzzles Potts
Mrs. Jacob Thomas, of Upper Oxford, waa
carrying a lighted candle, when flash went the
drapery around a bird cage, two pet canaries;
were suzledia a wink, and the lady's life was
saved by her husband beating out, het WjisIbc
clothes with his bare hands.
A Bradford horse ran a nail into its
foot and died of lockjaw after several days'
A. colored man, on trial for robbery in
Washington, instructed his attorney to chal
lenge every negro on the jury. He said he pre
ferred to entrust his case to white men.
A Philadelphia clothing store is adver
tlsinganovel bait to catch customers. Each
person buying a suit Is photographed in his
new clothes free of charge, and the scheme Is
proving a paying one
Prof. Gilbert, of the Geological Survey,
estimates that Niagara Falls are 8,000 years old.
One of his colleagues on the survey calculates
that the falls have undergone a recession of 103
feet in the last 44 years.
Minnie Taylor, of Ellaville, Ga., put a
pin in her month while dressing last Sunday,
and accidentally swallowed it It stuck in her
throat causing convulsions, and the doctors
had hard work to save her life.
Eliza Gardner, colored, aged 41 years,
weight 351 pounds, and known as tbe Alabama
giantess, died at Birmingham. Friday, of pneu
monia. Her coffin is a feet 7 inches long, 40
inches wide and 30 inches deep.
A resident of Kalamazoo county, Mich.,
whose name is withheld because of a desire not
to Interfere with future conquests, has recently
Been married for the fifth time, and this time
it was only on a two weeks' acquaintance.
The forest fire scenery aronnd Pittston
these nights is indescribably grand, but game
has suffered. One huge groundhog jumped off
Campbell's ledge and tell to a valley below,
nearly 400 feet But the thud merely jarred it
and it took several lunges of a long knife to
Mrs. Morris, of Goblevllle. Mich., has
just been reconciled to her husband, from,
whom she parted 18 years ago. After the ret
Conciliation the father obtained his firs
glimpse of their son, ho was born shortly
after they separated, and is now big enough to
lick the old man it he doesn't behave.
A bill was lately introduced in the Ne
braska Legislature forbidding the "firing of
any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, or any fire
arms whatsoever, on any public road or high
way, or within 60 yards of such public road or
highway, by anyone, except to destroy some
wild, ferocious and dangerous b-ast, or an
officer in the discharge ot bis duty."
One of the oldest railroad conductors in
New England is Elbridge A.Towle, of the
Eastern Railroad, who has been in its employ
continuously since March 23, 1847. During all
that long period he bas never met with an acci
dent, and there has never been a single passen
ger on any train under his charge killed or In
A few weeks ago the agents of a Euro
pean Consulate at Chicago, BL, instituted in
quiries after the whereabouts of one Baron
Gottlieb BainrstToem. and finally traced him
to San Francisco, where he bad acquired dis
tinction in tbe role of an accomplished boot
black. His relatives are supposed to regretthe
result of their investigation, since an applica
tion for the promised reward has thus far re
A man without legs has proved him
self as persistent an office seeker as any. His
name is John W. Coombs, and be halls from
Houston, Tex. For 12 years both of his limbs
have been paralyzed, and he bas lost the use of
them. He travels from place to place In a cart
propelled by himself. On arriving he put up
at the Ebbitt House. He bad not been in tbe
hotel long when he was helped on his cart and
off he sped to the White House to see the
At a recent meeting of the Paris Acad
emy of Medicine, Dr. Dujardine-Beaumeta
exhibited a new alimentary substance, which
he named Fomentine. It is obtained from
wheat by the aid of special millstones, and is
the embryo of tbe wheat reduced to flour. It
contains three times more nitrogenioos sub
stance than meat and a large proportion of
sugar. It is thougbt it may advantageously re-
? lace powdered meat as a concentrated food,
tmay be employed lor making soaps, and
even for making biscuits.
Last week a large pond near Mr. Mc
Cartney's, two miles from Abbeville, Ga. let
all its water out through a bole in the bottom.
The noise of the escaping water sounded like
distant thunder and created a sensation in the
neighborhood. Many fine fish were taken
though the greater number followed tbe reced
ing water. There was a Assure near the edge
ot the lake that babbled out water, etc, that
suggested an earthquake disturbance. What
caused this phenomenon no one knows, and
where the water went will perhaps never be
Mrr. Anna Boyd, of Bradford, Pa., has
formally preferred charges of witchcraft
against two of her neighbors. Mrs. Boyd claims
that by uncanny arts these neighbors have
caused her much annoyance and injury, and
she asks that they be retained by law from the
further exercise ot their witchery. A spirit
ualistic Alderman entertained her complaint
and Issued warrants for the arrest of tbe al.
leged witches. The form ot charge against
them is for "surety of the peace." The com
plainant is a widow aged SO. who i3 to all ap
pearances in her right mind.
The grasshopper which for 147 years has
marked the vacillations of tbe wind from his
perch an the tower of Faneuil Hall, Boston,
and one day last week toppled into the street,
was restored to the scene of his glory Friday
afternoon with touching ceremonies. When
he dropped to mother earth it was found that
the long buffeting by the wind and storms had
robbed him of his eyes and broken off tbe two
hind legs, and his body bad been badly bat
tered. He was properly tinkered up.new glass
optics were inserted, two more legs were tacked
on. and to finish the job properly be was in
cased in a fine new suit of gold leaf.
Mr. John Carter, of Baltimore, has tha
model of a new Invention of his. It Is a danger
signal for railroad crossings, on which several
patents have been taken out It consists of a
very novel and effective tripping device, placed
one mile from and on either Bide of the cross
ing. The device connects bv a lever with a
system ot chains and pulleys, which themselves
are connected with an electric apparatus in a
tower by the crossing. When a train passes
over the "trip" an electric bell is set ringing
on top of the tower, from which a big red flag
appears at the same time. The bell may be
heard from a point two miles distant At
night a red light takes the place of thenar,
when the train passes over tbe trip placed one
mile on the other side of the crossing, the flig
or light disappears and the bell stops ringing.
Tbe signal is arranged to work with doable
tracks, or more.
Most persons who cross the ocean for the
first time pronounce It a very swell affair. BaltU
It may be that the reason onr navy is so
far behind Is that we have to many rear-admirals.
Ntw Zark World.
A Chicago woman can speak ten different
languages, and yet she can't keep a hired girl la
the, house a week. They don't know which lan
guage to peel the potatoes In." Detroit trtt
Dullard Isn't President Harrison a Sun
day school teacher and a religions man generally.
Brightly Why, of course, he lsf Haven't yon.
noticed the Interest be bas been taking lately In
foreign missions? Lowell Citizen.
The Literary Drift Philadelphia Man
I hear you are editing a sporting-paper.
John L. Sullivan Betcher lire. -
'And that yon have left Boston for good?"
"You're tslkln'. All as Boston literary men .
glttoNewYorrick sooner er later." Pliiiadtl
pMaXeeord. A Calculating Girl. "So, George, don't
ask papa this evening. Walt till after Lent.
"leant, dearest I want to hare It orerwlth."
"Youmnstwalt I hare cost him banllyacent
since Lent began, and 1 never saw him to fond of
mi. Walt until I strike his bank account after
Lent I over." Chicago Herald.
A Difference in the Qualifications. Sun
day School Teacher-Children, what lewon do we
learn from this verse: "Verily, I r nntoyou
that a rich man shall hsraly enter Into the king
dom of heaven?"
Thonghtmi Boy-We learn that It's going to be
a good deal harder to get Into heaven than It U to
get Into the United States Senate. Chicago
The Erring Husband. "Wife Henry,
how 1 the world did yon get that black eye?
"I had a fight with BUlwortby and whipped
"Oh, youbrntel Wbydo you disgrace yourself
by these brawls?"
"Well, I heard bun say that you wore store
teeth, and " ,
'The villain! I hope you whipped hlmiwlthla
an inch of his life." Lincoln Journal.
Yellowly This is the season of courtship.
Brownly Is it?
Y.-Yes. The flowers are waking, the birds are
slnelng, and young peopleor opposite eexes seek
each other's society.
B.-That'sallrignt batl don't find it so la my
case. 1 haven't seen my girl for three weeks, and
don't expect to until after Easter. v
Y.-Is she sick?
B.-NO. She's a milliner's apprentice, and she's
woikisg hours cM ef. btsst Justf