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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, APR. 18, ISS9.
THE WAY TO DO IT.
The Chamber of Commerce, yesterday,
adopted a resolution, urging the Governor
of the State to exert some influence with the
Legislature, to secure anti-discrimination
legislation. The declaration of the neces
sity for such legislation is timely; bat the
hope of receiving relief from that quarter is
In the first place, supposing the sympa
thies of the Governor to be wholly on the
side of the people, that is not the quarter
from which the Legislature receives its or
ders. In the second place, the Governor,
like all other persons at Harrisburg, is suo
ject to political influences. So long as
those political influences are enlisted
on the side of the corporations, the
appeal to the Governor will yield no better
results than the appeal to the Legislature
The Chamber of Commerce and all others
enlisted in this fight should understand that
the way to make themselves heard is to cre
ate a political force, that Governors, Legis
tors and Senators are afraid of. When that
is done the legislation will come iu short
THE SAM0AN INSTRUCTIONS.
The instructions to the Commission that
is going to Berlin with the hope at least, of
settling the Samoan question, are published
two days after the Commissioners have
sailed from New York. Hardly any sharper
ezampleof the contrast between the diploma
cy of the United States and that of Europe
could be afforded, than the publication of
instructions to representatives charged with
diplomatic negotiations, which in Europe
are regarded with the utmost secresy. But
little harm can be done in this case, because
the United States has nothing to conceal
and no ulterior designs to forward. The
instructions take the only ground that the
United States can take, namely: Autonomy
for Samoa; foreign influence to be kept
strictly within the limit of advice; equal
rights and powers to all three of the civil
ized nations interested; no exclusive or pre
ponderating control of Samoan affairs in the
hands of anyone government; and an utter
denial of American responsibility for the
troubles which have arisen trom German
interference. It can do no harm for Bis
marck to know in advance that this is the
ground on which the United States Com
missioners will stand. That knowledge may
prepare him for accepting it sooner or later.
A F2XNCH FAECE.
In Paris the iarce of "Boulanger on
Trial" is the reigning success. It is fun
nier than anything the theaters can offer.
The most amusi og part of the perlormance
so far is the differences in costume which
divides the Senate. The gentlemen of the
Left, who want to scalp Boulanger, even
if they have to dispense with the General's
head in the operation, persist that "Bou
langer on Trial" is not a farce, but a trag
edy. "With admirable ideas of the fitness of
things they therefore come to the Senate in
full eveuing dress. Appropriately the
gentlemen of the Bight, who think Bou
langer as good an excuse for a king by di
vine right as they can get to pit against
the Republican Government, are attending
his trial in the Senate attired in jackets and
neglige morning dress.
The result is that the Bight laughs at the
solemnity of the Senators opposite in swal
low tails, while the Left howls back defi
ance with patriotic rage. The monkey half
of these crave and reverend seignors is up
permost just now. So the farce proceeds.
By and by one of the monkeys will scratch
another, and at the sight of blood the tiger
element will assert itself, the farce will be
come a tragedy, and Prance will pay the
piper dearly before she gets peace.
THE NEW DEPABTUBE IK GLASS.
The discussion as to the practicability of
the "tank" method of making window
glass, soon to be tried on a large scale at
Jeannette, is of very great interest to that
trade. If successful it promises an enor
mous cheapening of the product, with the
necessity of reconstructing the old lactones
and possibly a readj ustment of wages. The
opinion of a Belgian glassworker who has
had experience with the tank method in his
country is given elsewhere as unfavorable
to the new process. Whether the later im
provements and the use of natural gas will
overcome the objections stated there is yet
to be seen. The actual test will soon render
all the discussion nugatory. If the experi
ment succeeds the glass business, which has
been condncted in nearly the same way for
the larger fiart of a century, will receive a
great impetus, and we must take the bitter
with the sweet. If not, the firm that is
making the experiment has ample capital,
and will be able to stand the disappoint
ment. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE BEKCH.
Judge White may have surprised some of
his hearers yesterday by his personal views
as to beer, professedly based on the moder
ate experience of a daily glass of that bev
erage taken as a help to His Honor's noon
lunch. He also admitted that when in Ger
many he "drank beer" often. But it is not
the quality of the unexpected in these state
menu which is really so interesting as the
consequential point which the Judge made.
He suggests ood for thought, viz.: '"That
if we had such beer in this country as in
Germany 1 would be freer to grant licenses
Tor its sale." This brings up a phase of the
question which has perhaps been too little
thought of, either by those engaged in
the manufacture and sale of liquors, on
the one hand, or by such on the other as
look to p.o.uoi.w.i hi the only possible
remedy for intemperance. It is a fact that
in Germany, where great quantities of beer
are consumed, drunkenness is compara
tively rare. The same is true of Prance,
where wine is the invariable accompani
ment of the meal, from the tables of the
wealthiest to those of the poorest citizens.
When, in rare cases, drunkenness is seen
there, it can usually be traced to the use of
absinthe or other such concoctions. So in
Italy, where the wines of the neighborhood
are as freely consumed by the people, evi
dences of excessive indulgence are seldom
visible to the traveler.
Judge "White attributes the different re
sults of beer in Germany and in the United
States to the stringent laws compelling a
pure article in the former country. Such
laws exist in Prance and in Italy also, and
are enforced with a rigor which covers not
merely periodical inspection of the bever
ages from the manufacturers' cellars to the
counter of the retailer, but visit such pen
alties as the public closing of the shutters
on a house in which unfit wines or beers are
sold, and the affixing thereon of a printed
notice to the public.
That a great deal of the evil of intemper
ance is directly dne to the want of a similar
rigorous inspection of alcoholic beverages
in the United States is not to be disputed.
That by neglecting to advocate and secure
such a system those interested in the liquor
manufacture and trade have been remiss,
considering even only the sordid matter of
their own interests will also hardly Te
On the other hand, the experience of
Judge White has matter in it for reflection
on the part of those inclined to prohibition
as the only remedy. After, what has been
seen of his course on the bench, he cannot be
acconnted by them as prejudiced in favor of
liquor. His remarks, thongh merely casual,
might be timely if they led to a fair, intel
ligent, and unimpassioned inquiry whether
temperance would be best promoted by pro
hibition as that class of legislation has been
found to work elsewhere, or by high license
judiciously administered coupled by such
frequent inspection and penalties for unfit
articles of drink as are established and vlg
ously enforced in continental countries?
THE MILK SBXPPEBS' MISTAKE.
The milk war has got to the point where
one side has commenced to cut rates, for the
purpose of forcing the other side into com
bination. The local report of the pro
ducers meeting held yesterday, shows that
this step is in strict conformity with rules
of the rate wars which are only waged when
a combination is hoped for.
Some parade is made of the intention to
show the consumers that the producers
mean to give them cheap milk. But a cut
in prices for the distinct and avowed pur
pose of making the business unprofitable
contains no promise of cheap milk in the
future. If a monopoly were possible, it
would contain exactly the opposite prom
ise that of higher milk in the future. But
as it isimpossible, it is necessary to warn
the producers that if they are, as they pro
fess, selling milk at a loss, they are only
throwing away their iloney. They can
make business unprofitable to themselves
and others for a time, but when they restore
prices to a profitable basis, competition will
spring up. It is one of the beneficent laws
of commerce that in a business where com
petition cannot be suppressed, the policy ot
selling at a loss to make business unprofita
ble, inflicts the heaviest penalty on those
who adopt it.
. Let the producers and their agent under
take the policy of distributing milk on a
large scale at the lowest prices at which it
will give them a profit That will be
legitimate trade, and it will confer an
eqnal benefit upon producer and consumer.
The suggestion made by Mr. Carnegie of
a public library with branches in different
sections of the city, finds critics here. The
opinion of one prominent gentleman is
quoted to the effect that "Pittsburg should
not he. compared with New York," where
the plan has been adopted; and that "it is
not feasible in this city."
Of course Pittsburg cannot be compared
with New York in point of population; but
it is pre-eminently a city in which the di
vision of population among residental sub
urbs would make it most useful for branches
of a central library to be distributed in
those suburbs. A branch atLawrenccville,
one in the East End, and one on the South-
side, operated in conneciion with the central
library down town, would enable twenty
persons to get the benefits of such an insti
tution where one would with a single loca
tion. This idea has been in practice in Boston
for some years. Though not so large a city
as New York,Boston has the feature of sub
urban divisions of the population much as
Pittsburg has; and the plan has proved em
inently successfnl. Its adoption here was
discussed some time ago by the directors of
the old Pittsburg Library; bnt the strait
ened means of that institution and the im
policy of attempting to enlarge its work
with so grand a scheme pending as the Car
negie Library, kept the discussion from
going much beyond a recognition of the
value of branch libraries in the suburbs op
erated in connection with and thus securing
the advantages of a large central institu
Mr. Carnegie's proposition in that con
nection is a good one; and it is to be hoped.'
that the official representatives of the city
will soon take some action that will enable
Hn Carnegie's ideas in this line to take the
gratifying form of stone and mortar.
NOW FOB ST. LOUIS !
Those who watch the weekly Clearing
House returns for the chief American cities,
cannot fail to notice that the predictions by
The Dispatch a year ago of Pittsburg's
taking permanent rank above New Orleans,
Cincinnati and Baltimore, are steadily
being verified. Pittsburg's t place is now
usually seventh. Once in a while Balti
more gets slightly to the front; but, as a
rule, Baltimore, Cincinnati and New
Orleans trail away behind'Pittsbnrg, which
is now engaged in an interesting race with
San Francisco and St. Louis. Last week
the former showed something over $15,000,
000 of clearances, and St. Louis $18,000,000,
while Pittsburg was close to 114,000,000.
But it is the comparison with the corre
sponding week of the previous year which
is significant. San Francisco shows 0.2 per
ncnt of a decrease and St. Louis only 2.3
per cent increase, while Pittsburg's increase
is 18.9 percent over '88.
When the Father of the Country prac
ticed surveying, exploration and diplo
macy, as well as fighting, in the region
tributary to Pittsburg, he put on lecord the
saying that here at the joining of the rivers
was the site of a great city of the future.
As things look now, Pittsburg is indeed
destined to stand tvery close to the top of
the list. When St Louis shall have been
passed, as will not improbably be the case in
the next few years, only New York, Boston,
Philadelphia and Chicago will take prece
dence of Pittsburg!
Colonel Dice Pabsons, who has had
hit candidacy for Controller of the Cur
rency slightly interfered with by reference
to his lobby record while Marshal of the
Supreme Court, declares that he consulted
with the Chief Justice, who agreed with him
that there was no "indelicacy in my pre
paring cases for Congressional action."
Considering that this does not commit the
late Chief Justice to the policy of "prepar
paring cases" by distributing boodle among
the Congressmen, it can be permitted to
pass. But Colonel Dick Parsons will not
be a baa man to leave on the frigid outside,
in the interest of the purity of the public
The declaration of a Boston minister that
"society is being ruined by the intoxica
tion of wealth" has a good deal of truth in
it; bat we fear that the public will not be
brought to realize it until money becomes
In an article setting forth the unques
tionable value of turtle-hacked rams for
harbor defense, published in an Eastern co
temporary the following point is brought
out: "This ram cost only $400,000, and the
iron-clads against which she would operate
cost from five to ten times as much. It
would be economy, therefore, to sacrifice
two or three rams to secure the destruction
of the enemy's ship." The consideration is
undoubtedly a valid one for the Govern
ment; but one can hardly suppress the won
der as to whether the crews of the rams will
look at it in that way.
Another rolling mill failure in Eastern
Pa., confirms the impression ths.t, at the
other end of the State as well as this, the
policy of charging what the freight will
bear is likely to develop into charging more
than it will bear.
Pbesideijt Beed, of Dickinson, is
quoted as saying that "a young man who
plays baseball or palls a stroke oar can
preach as effectively as the man to whom
long hair and a graveyard faco give a sa
cred look." Undoubtedly. But the opin
ion of the learned President might not go
to the length of indorsing the idea that the
man who in this age of specialization, learns
to play baseball or row, and nothing else, is
as likely to make a useful citizen as the one
who mixes a fair proportion of mental edu
cation with his physical culture.
The report that the Amalgamated Asso
ciation intends to revive its old idea of a
three months' shut-down of the iron mills,
puts the association in the attitude of advo
cating organized idleness.
Perhaps there may be a misapprehen
sion about it, but when the private secretary
of the junior Senator from Pennsylvania
tells how the Pittsburg offices are to be dis
tributed, and his brother, the Appraiser of
Philadelphia, takes the job of revising the
tariff on woolens, the impression is likely
to get afloat that the Leach family are de
termined to make the freshness of spring
look pale and withered by comparison with
Continued comparisons of the way in
which our railroads treat Pittsburg, as con
trasted with other cities, reveal the corporate
fear that Pittsburg may get too big and
rich for them.
Adjdtant.Geneeal Hastings' advo
cacy of the adoption of a dress uniform for
the Pennsylvania militia should receive a
general indorsement, if it can be shown that
the addition ot the tail coats and tinsel will
restrain their tendency to make free with
restaurants and fruit stands while away
To stop fishing at Beaver, the home of
Senator Quay, is capable of being construed
into an attack on the political powers of
The resort to force over disputed oil ter
ritory is the sort of tbing that landed cer
tain parties in the penitentiary a few years
ago. The example onght to be enough to
stop a return to that means of settling dis
putes; but some people cannot remember
salutary instruction that is over a year old.
"When one lot of trust schemers start out
to squeeze another lot the inference is toler
ably plain that they intend to bebonght up.
When the gram gamblers go to hanging
themselves out in St Louis, the inference is
irresistible that the St. Louis sentiment is
of a more tender and susceptible character
than the tough mental and moral character
tistics of Chicago and St Louis.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Colonel Hugh McCalmont is the most
experienced cavalry officer in the British ser
vice. He has served in eight campaigns.
John F. Swift, the new Minister to Japan,
will leave San Francisco for his post on April
23. His friends will give him a banquet before
CnATJNCETM.DEPEWnevcr writes a speech,
but usually spends a few moments In reflect
ing on his subject, jotting down a few headings
in the process.
The death yesterday of John P. Usher, Sec
retary of the Interior under Mr. Lincoln, leaves
but three surviving Cabinet counselors of the
great war President General Simon Cameron,
Hugh McCulloch and James Harlan.
Tiiekk will be held at Columbia, Tenn., May
8, a Scotch-Irish congress, and in connection
therewith a reunion of Confederate and Union
soldiers of the race. Eminent Speakers from
North and South will address the congress.
Governor Ames, of Massachusetts, is
obliged to retire f rom-politics on account of ill
health. It is said that the Governor has been
injured physically by his sociability. He has
accepted more invitations to public dinners of
late years than any man In a gubernatorial po
sition in the country.
Assistant Secretary of State!Wharton. who
took the oath of office last week, is a Harvard
graduate, an enthusiastic Protectionist and a
loyal Blaine man. He and Representative
Henry Cabot Lodge were prominent among the
very few members of the Somerset Club of
Boston, who resisted the Mugwump wave of
1S87. Mr. Wharton is a society man, quiet, cul
tured, full of tact, and possessing a certain
coldness peculiar to his character as a Bos
tonian and Harvard man.
A curious complication has arisen over the
question as to the original of the bnst on the
east side of Doric Hall, in the Massachusetts
State House, whether it is the counterfeit pre
sentment of Samuel Adams, as the label
alleges, or George Washington, as some be
lieve, or of neither of these patriots, as others
contend. The question Is one which bids fair
to stand alongside the letters of Junius, the
gentleman who assaulted Mr. Wm. Patterson,
or any other of the insolvable problems which
hare fretted humanity.
A Fortnnnfe Thine for Ohio.
From the New York Herald.:
'Ohio Is not getting from this administration
what it deserves," remarks an exchange. Well,
we should be really sorry to see Ohio get its
full deserts. The "quality of mercy," yon see,
restrains our sense of justice.
Couldn't .Describe It Better.
TheBoston Transcript describes the prepara
tions for the inaugural centennial as being "a
chaos of Jaw."
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Tale or Two In Prose and a Sang of the
A DAT or two ago a doctor of this city hap
p ened to be with me on Fifth avenue, when we
met a man with a head that was simply im
mense. Not a swelled head, m!ndyou; nor a
bead enlarged by some external disease, but
simply a head half as big again as the average
man's. It was well-shaped, and, the man being
tolerably stout and tall, it did not alsffgure him,
as it might have otherwise done.
As the large-headed man passed my compan
ion the doctor said: "I should like to have a
mortgage in the bature of a posUobit on that
man's head. The dissection of that head would
be of intense interest to the medical profession,
and I've no doubt that a good many surgeons
would contribute roundly to buy that head
that is, to pay the man who owns it a large sum
to leave it to them by will.''
There Is a man who is afflicted yes, afflict
ed with a head of unusually large slze,and who
is to be seen every day on the streets of Wash
ington, D. C. Everybody in Washington knows
him by sight He is a man of small and slender
build. His hats must be made for him, for he
surely takes a No. 11 or la. if sucH numbers
So top heavy is this poor little man that he
has to take extraordinary pains to' balance him
self when he walks. His spine is not strong
enoueh to keep his head horizontal. But he
does not regret this so much as you might
think. His big head is his livelihood. Several
years ago be sold bis head, delivery after death,
to a medical society in Washington, i So highly
did these men of science valne bis head that the
sum they paid, by careful Investment was large
enough to produce an income upon which the
poor wretch ekes cut a modest living. He liter
ally sold his head to live.
I am nor acquainted witb the precise reasons
for tho doctors' purchase of this head. Proba
bly they hope to find soma abnormal illustra
tions of anatomy, and it will be Interesting to
measure the amount of brain in so immense a
Ina warm corper where a house and a hill
side combined to shelter the orchard, I saw
yesterday the first apple blossom of the year
that is in my knowledge.
Yon see I set beside her,
Her little hand In mine.
And her glances cllngln' to me,
Like soft tendrils of a vine.
And she could see afore her,
If she pecked the window through,
The orchard with Ifs sod o' green,
Where the apple blossoms blew;
And the robins teeter'ln on the rail,
A merry courtln' crew.
There when the days were drowzy,
And hot In summer time,
bhe'd take her doll or fairy tale
And In the branches climb.
She looked at me, and stretched her hands
Toward the orchard green;
1 knew she longed that she might be,
As free as she bad been.
To rnn and romp noon the turf,
The apple trees between.
T'weren't no use to cry, nor say
My darling mustn't die,
But still my eyes wonld fill with tears,
I oouldn't keep 'em dty.
Yet she was cheerful like, and smiled
W hen to the winder Bill
A rpbln came, and sat and sung,
Just piped hts heart oat, till
A sort'er Sunday peace and calm
Seemed all the room to fill.
A nd 'en she set her hands ter work
A gorgls wreath to twine,
Of apple blossoms, pearly white.
With golden centers line.
I vowed It was too good fur me
A rough old farmer chap,
But she wonld have me wear It
"For," said she. "It may be. Pan,
Your 'lttle girl '11 never wake,
When next she takes a nap."
Well I can't help It mister,
It's nigh on a year ago.
But when 1 see them blossoms,
It makes me feel as though
There were no Joy in natur' left
For such a man as me
The robin's song ain't glad no more.
Nor flower, nor bnddln' tree.
Things since my Lucy fell asleep
Ain't what they used ter be:
A B0TEL SENT AHEAD.
Illinois Capitalists Forward a Portable
Inn to Oklahoma.
Springfield, April 15. Mr. David T. Lit
tler, ex-member of the Republican National
Convention and of the Pacific Railroad Com
mission, and ex-State Treasurer John Tanner
will lead a party of ten from here to Oklahoma
Tuesday evening next They have shipped a
complete portable hotel and outfit to be
pitched at Guthrie, or the nearest available
site, where they can lay out a town and open a
The whole combination is composed of prom
inent Illinois Republican politicians, and it is
assumed here that tbey will bate much to do
in shaping the politics of the new country.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Sirs. Anna 91. Lytnnn.
Baltimore, April 15. Mrs. Anna M. Lyman,
wife of Bishop Theodore B. Lyman, ot North
Carolina, died at her residence In Raleigh. N. C,
Saturday night after an illness of several Weeks.
Bhe was the eldest daughter of tne late Jacob Al
bert, a well-known merchant of this city Bhe
was born In Baltimore and was married In this
city to Bishop Lyman, and was abroad with him
abont is years while he was American chaplain in
the Protestant Episcopal Church at Borne, return
ing to this country with her husbandln 1888. She
leaves four sons and a daughter, all married. The
remains will probably be Interred in the family lot
In Ureenmount, In this city.
Washington, April 15 The Department of
State has received a cable dispatch announcing the
death to-day of United States Consul Dlthmar at
Breslau. He was appointed lnlS78. Henrv Dlthmar
wb born In Alsace. In February, 1824. He came
to this country In his infancy, with his parents
who settled at Easton. Fa. He was one of the
best known printers In New York for many years,
and was foreman of the Evening Post, In William
Cullen Bryant's time, for 25 years. He was ap
pointed Consul at Breslau, Germany, In 1878, by
President Hayes. Oonsnl Dlthmar leaves a
widow, who was with him when he died, and one
son. a member of the editorial staff of the Timet
of New York.
Hon. Caleb Boggcss.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Clauksbubg, W. Va., April 15. Hon Caleb
Boggets. known throughout the two Virginias ior
bis eminent legal attainments and his prominence
in the general affairs of the States before and
since the war. died suddenly at his home here at
II o'clock last night, aged 6s years. He was a
graduate of Lexington, Ky., University. In the
class of 1554, and later was a member of the Vir
ginia Legislature and of the Secession Conven
tion. Hon. Theodore Cunningham.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
LIMA, O., April 15. Hon. Theodore Cnnnlng
ham died at h(s residence at 12 o'clock to-day,
aged 69 years. He was editor of the first news-
?iaper published in this place, was a member of
he Constitutional Convention, a candidate for
Governor in 1872, on the Beform Democratic
ticket and was universally respected and ad
mired. William A. Cole.
NxwYOBK, April 15. The death of William A.
Cole was announced at the Produce Exchange to
day. The deceased was at one tune President of
the old Arm of W. J. Wilcox & Co. He was ex
tensively known, not only In this country, but In
Continental Europe. Thcnrm was the largest do
ing business with foreign countries in hog prod
ucts, especially lard. Mr. Cole had not been alto
gether well for some time, but his death was dne
to rheumatism of the heart
Bear Admiral Taylor.
Washington, April IS. Bear Admiral William
Bodgers Taylor died in this city last evening at 8
o'clock from a complication of diseases, aug
mented by a stroke or paralysis, from which he
has suffered since last Monday. The funeral wUl
take place Wednesday. Admiral Taylor was born
In Bhode Island, appointed to the nary In 18
served with distinction during the Civil War, and
was appointed Bear Admiral In January, 1871. and
was retired in 1872.
Allen C. Churchill.
GLOVEKSVILLE, M. Y., April 15. Allen C.
Churchill, a prominent Republican politician and
extensive glove manufacturer, died of apoplexy
tnls morning, aged so years. Mr. Churchill was a
pioneer In the glove industry. He was a warm
personal friend of the late Senator Conkllng,
James 91. Gardner.
Kxwbubq, N. Y April 15. -James M. Gardner,
a well-known amateur astronomer and mathema
tician, died here to-uay, aged about CO years.
Some years ago he discovered what was known as
Genernl Charles K. Grnbam.
SEW York, April 15. General Charles K. Gra
ham. ex-Surveyor and ex-naval officer of the Port
of New York, died at Laurel House, atLakewood,
14. J,, to-day. Mis disease was pneumonia , '
TUESDAY, APRIL ' J 6.
AT THE THEATERS.
Lydia Thompson Tho Fall of Atlanta and
Miss Lydia Thompson seems to have discov
ered the secret of eternal youth. 'She seemed
last night at the Bijou as lissom, as oomely,
and as buoyant as she has been anytime within
our recollection. If she Isn't changed, neither
is the style of the burlesque she affects altered
in anything but name and a few trifling details.
The burlesque, the company, the star, the
jokes, and the scenery are what Lydia used to
give London audiences Tears and years ago.
But none of these things are any lesB desirable J
Decause mey are not altogether moiueu on a
new plan. '
The performance of "Penelope" last night at
the Bijou Theater pleased a large audience
mightily because of the prettlness of the girl,
their shapeliness and their graceful dancing,
because of the clowning of the comedians Rad
cltffe and Kelleher.because of the unrestrained
jollity of the burlesque, and because of some
If anybody goes to the Bijou hoping to re
fresh his memory of Homerfrom H. P. Stevens
rough and ready version of some of the wan
derings of Ulysses he will be disappointed. But
there is enough story to hang the
specialties of the leaders of the company
upon. What more do you wantT As
for the music which is from the curious pen
and scissors of Mr. Edward Solomon. It is like
oil the light music of that composer and pur
loiner, catching and trivial. There are some
pretty tunes in the score; none the less pretty
because tbe hearer falls to wondering where
and in what other surrounding ho has heard
that air before. The scenery is very brilliant
and abounds in color, as the background to fair
femininity always should be. The costumes
well, costumes are not large affairs in bur
lesques. Last night they seemed to run to very
tbln shadows of the substance.
Taking movement as the kevnote of
"Penelope" as an attraction. Miss Rose New
nam (the programme is not clear as to the
spelling of ber name) deserves marked atten
tion. Bhe dances like a will-o'-the-wisp for
ecoentricity, like a sylph fur grace, and for
daring supply any simile you like; you oannot
make it too strong. The roof of the Biiou was
not materially injured last night, bnt It was duo
to the leniency of Miss Newnam, not to
lack of ability to reach it The other special
ties such as Mr. RadcliflVs harmonlcon and
clear tricks, the athletic singing of a small boy
named Fritz James, and other amusing things,
were all good In their way. Taking tbe bur
lesque as a whole, it is as good as such a thing
can well be, and some features, the dancing
Grand Opera House.
A very pleasing entertainment was that given
last evening at the Grand Opera House. A
military drama entitled "The Fall of Atlanta,
or tbe Irish Spy" was presented, under local
management for the benefit of Patterson Post
G. A. R. It will run all the week and the indi
cations are that the veterans will realize a
handsome sum lor their relief fund. Last night
there was a large audience, the house being al
most filled. Everybody was in the best o C bumor,
and tho players were enthusiastically ap
plauded. There were some hitches, of course,
but on tbe whole everything passed off very
nicely. In addition to the amateurs, some of
whom sustained, their roles in an excellent
mannner, Miss Lillian Burkhart and Mr.
George M. Council are among the dramatis
personae. The former needs no introduction to
Pittsburgers, and her interpretation of tbe part
of Cora Hollston gave great satisfaction. Mr
Connell was irresistibly funny in his triple role
of Irish characters. .He is a natural and capa
ble comedian. Other prominent roles were for
tbe most part in good hands. The drama is in
five acts with numerous tableaux, and presents
a very good picture of the stirring scenes en
acted in the South away back in the sixties.
There was moisture in the eyes of many a vet
eran as his memory reverted to the time when
he marched forth to defend his country.
Ihe hit of the evening was the drill of the
Home Guards (ladies). These pretty soldiers
put the male militia completely in tho shade
aud went through all sorts of military move
ments with all the regularity and precision of
old warriors. They were given the hearty re
ception which their efforts so richly merited.
Every veteran should see the play. All will
find It interesting. For the generation that bas
grown up since the war it contains many a val
Miss Ada Gray has enacted the double roles
of Lady Isabel and. Madam Vine, in "East
Lynne," so often, and always so faithfully and
well, that wben the play is named her version
of it is Immediately brought to mind. Two de
llghtedaudlences witnessed the performancesat
Harris' Theater yesterday, and the business for
the remainder of tbe week promises to be im
mense, although this is the acknowledged
worst week of the year for theatrical managers
Miss Gray's present support is equal to any
sbe has had for a long time. Several members
of the company' are worthy special commenda
tion. A better Corney Carlyle than Miss
Hattie Saphore couldn't be had, and J. C.
Kenton's interpretation of the character of Sir
Francis Levison is excellent Alex S. Gourlay
is a handsome Richard Hare, and Miss Flor
ence Foster a charming Barbara Bare. Miss
Anna Tnpper is sweet as Joyce, and the rest of
the cast all fit into their places neatly.
As for Miss Ada Gray, ber rendition of the
difficult roles of Lady Isabel and Madam Vine
Is too well known to need mention here. Suffice
it to say that she improves instead ot deteriorat
ing; with time. Endowed by nature with all the
requirements for scenes demanding Intensity
ana power, a fine physlque.anoble aud dignified
bearing, and a voice of rare compass, those en
hancements which art from love of art can
give, have been carefully, studionsly added, so
that Miss Ada Gray stands now where her
youthful aspirations pointed, in the front rank
of an exacting but enchanting profession.
The Casino Museum opens up the week with
an attractive list of novelties, with the usual
rattling stage performance.
To-mobbow night the baseball teams of the
All Americas and the Chlcagos will occupy
four boxes at the Bijon Theater, which will be
suitably decorated in the visitors' honor.
A lively and crowded house greeted May
Howard and her burlesque company at the
Academy last night The great attractions
were the comedians and handsome girls, with
just enough sparkling variety in other lines to
Insure beyond a doubt a big week's business to
this Always popular house.
STEENGTHENED HER CASE.
Jennie Stoner Allowed to Testify Before the
Special Telegram to The Dispatch,
Harrisbubg, April 15. Jndge Slmonton to
day decided that Jennie Stoner, of Philadel
phia, who alleges she was married to A P.
Lusk, a rich man who died in this city over a
year ago, Is a competent witness to testify
before tbe auditors appointed to inquire into
her claim of a portion of tbe estate of tbe de
ceased. The decision is based on the act of 1885 relat
ing to tbe competency of witnesses. The
auditors, who would not allow her to give her
evidence, have been instructed to take It and
report it to the Court. The decision, it is
claimed by counsel for tbe woman, will greatly
strengthen her case.
What They Are Anxious to See.
From tbe Albany Journal.
It was quite a handy by-word,
And it had a chirpy sound;
But it isn't wheels but offices
They want to see go round.
A Short Way Oat.
From the Bochester Post-Express. 1
Men who are anxious to get out of politics
are advised to move to Illinois and request a
Government position of President Harrison.
Tboy Prejj: If It's a fare question, what
does it cost to board a train?
Boston Courier! It is no use telling a man
to keep cool who has just been fired.
Washington Critic: As the frost gets out
of tbe ground the pigs begin to take root
Detroit Free JPress: To get the lay of the
land one must procure a copy of the National
Buffalo Express: This weather sets the
gap to running in the maple trees and the
Burlington Free JPress: "Will the Indian
workT" asks a writer. Try him with a gimlet
and a keg of whisky and see.
Yonkers Statesman: When a yonng man
proposes and is accepted he rings the girl's
band. If he Is refused he wrings his own
Wakben Mirror: "What's tbe reason you
don't start your raft Are you waiting for mure
water?" asked a native of the Ancient Citizen.
"Yes, that's what we rafter," said the latter.
Springfield pnion: It we were to choose
the most appropriate symbol of the fleetinghe
evanescent the perishable' the decaying, The
here-to-day-and-gone-to-morrcw, perhaps it
wonld be tt pair of boy's boots.
NO BPIEITUAL1SM IN IT.1
Mr. Tompkins Exposes the Modns Operandi
of That Little Card Trick.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Coltjmbus, April 15. The remarkable card
trick which was performed by Mr. Veazey at
the Grand Hotel, Cincinnati, was tbe subject
of Sunday gossip in this city, and to those in
clined to spiritualism was considered among
the things marvelous. Hon. Emmet Tomp
kins, member of the Legislature from Atbens
county, was probably the most sought after
man in tbe city, but he had gone to his home
over Sunday and thus the agony was prolonged.
Tbe curious wanted to learn the particulars of
tbe mysterious part which be played in the
card trick, if it was a trick. Mr. Tompkins re
turned to the city this morning and was at
once a subject of Investigation and close in
quiry. A reporter asked him how abont that
four spot of clubs and be said:
-"Had I known there would have been any
newspaper notoriety about the affair I would
not have answered the telegrim. but I sup
posed It was a matter to be confined to a pri
vate party of gentlemen at the Grand Hotel,
"How about the trick in question?"
"Among the many things which Mr. Veazey
does which demonstrates that he can show
tricks as wonderful as tbe professional medium
is that of having some one draw a card from a
pack ancLhaving that person telegraph to the
third at a distance, who will in reply name tho
card drawn. This was the trick performed at
the Grand Hotel, Cincinnati, Friday night
Mr. Kellogg drew a card from a pack which
was undoubtedly held by Mr. Veazey, although
the newspaper reports do not So state. Tbe
card was concealed f i om Mr. Veazey, and Mr.
Kellogg was ingeniously persuaded by Mr.
Veazey to telegraph, asking me tho name of the
card be had drawn. To this I replied he had
drawn tbe four of clubs, which was correct"
"But how do yon explain the mystery?"
"In answering his question I was not guided
by any spiritual or supernatural power. The
fact is that Mr. Veazey knew what card Mr.
Kellogg bad drawn because be bad so arranged
the pacK that Mr. Kellogg unwittingly drew
the very card Mr. Veazey wanted him to, and I
knew from a conversation I had with Mr.
Veazey some time ago that if I ever received
such a telegram just what answer to make.
The success of the whole thing depended upon
the drawing of the right card. This trick for
it is nothing more than that was first per
formed in this country by Hermann before the
New York Chess Club, his confederate being
in Paris, to whom a cablegram was sent and an
answer returned naming the card that had
BADEAU LOSES HIS CASE.
The Supremo Court Decides That He Can
not Draw Doable Pay.
Washington, April 15. An opinion was
rendered by the Supreme Court of the United
States to-day in the ca e of Adam Badeau, ap
pellant versus the United States. This was a
suit brought by Badeau in the Court of Claims,
for pay as a retired Captain in the army from
April 28, 1870, to September 16, 1881, during
which time he was Consnl General to London,
and from November 23, 1882, up to the date of
filing the suit during which he was Consul
General at Bavana. Tbe United States filed
a counter claim, stating that Badeau was in
debted to the United States for money er
roneously paid him as an army officer for por
tions of the period from December 31, 1869, to
October 31, 1882. The Court of Claims, by a
divided court, dismissed both claims.
The Supreme Court held that Geneal Badeau
while drawing salary as Consul General was
expressly Inhibited from receiving any addi
tional compensation for discharging the duties
of any other office. It is true, tbe Court says,
that it bas been decided that a person holding
two offices or employments under the Govern
ment, when the services received or which
might be required of them were not incompat
ible, is not preclnded from receiving tbe salary
or compensation of both, but tbe Treasury De
partment did not apparently regard this case
as falling within that exception, and the Court
agrees with that conclusion. It is held that
though under the act of 1875 certain army offi
cers may hold diplomatic or consular appoint
ments without being held to resign their places
inthearmv, this does not entitle them to pay
as army officers wben they are absent from
their country in the discharge of continuous
official duties inconsistent with subjection to
military rule. Such officers, though they may
still be borne on the retired list cannot receive
The Court also refuses to disturb the judg
ment of tbe Court of Claims adverse to tbe
counterclaim of tbe United States. IfJBadeau
was not an officer in law, he was serving as such
In fact, and no reason is seen why he should be
required to return what was paid him while be
was discharging duty as an army officer.
Opinion by Chief Justice Fuller.
CLAEKS0N NOT FEELING WELL,
Bnt Pennsylvania Obtains Her Usual Quota
of New Postofuces.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washington, April 15. Assistant Postmas
ter General Clarkson was not f eellnc very well
to-day, and Postmaster General Wanamaker
had not fully recovered from the spiritual ex
haustion ot his Sunday school teaching yester
day, and for these or other reasons the record
oi to-day fell 13 short of Saturday. Only 197
Democrats were fired out of fourth-class post
offices to-day. West Virginia and Eastern Ohio
were wholly left out but Pennsylvania got the
unusual number of SL They are as follows:
William Jones, Adamsburg: D. D. Hens
inger, Albertlos; John Reed, Beechtree: J. U.
Cooper. Bnrcbardville; Robert Black, Black's
Gap; J. W. Anmlller, Eagle's Mere; J. D.
Boggs, Fayetteville; Edward Gallon, Fort Hill;
John Church, Jr., Glenlson; M. F. Wilson,
Hartleton; H. B. Miller, Loveton: F. S. Green
wood. Lynn; E. M. Shenk, Millway; C. H.
Rems, Macungie; J. K. Musgrove. Negfey; E.W.
Smith. Newderry; W. V. LordNew Florence;
J. D. Musgrove, Picture Rock; C. Smith, Pine
Hill: H. T. Wnght Pleasant Mount; F. G.
Bishop,Rankin Station; Edward Helger,Sarah;
Eliza Crossley, Sherman; M. F. Keliar, Bones
town; W D. Wilson, Tarrs; D. G. Callahan,
Tobyhanna Mills; C. E. Hasley, Allepso;E. T.
Robinson, Weaver's Old Stand; C. C. McDowell.
West Fairfield; J, A. Jackson, West Falrview,
and A. G. Winslow, Winslow.
THE THREE ARE TWINS.
Each Is rt Left- Handed Woman and Has a
Danveks, Mass., April 15. There are three
of a kind in this town whose lives, while not
particularly eventful, yet are strikingly pecu
liar. The trio alluded to are not triplets, but
twins, ana this apparently contradictory state
ment is aecoun;ed for by the fact that the
three are in no way related to each other, more
than as neighbors. Each is one of a pair and
reside on, Locust street
Mrs. Orrin E. Peabody and Mrs. Charles
Field live in one house, and Mrs. Albert J.
Harbon in an adjoining dwelling, and have
been intimate friends for years, but it was not
until recently that they discovered that each
had a "double." A few days ago one remarked
incidentally that she was a twin, wben the oth
er replied: "So am I," and on relating the fact
to the third as a peculiar coincidence tbe latter
quietly added: "Well, I had a twin brother."
The fact was also developed that each was
Thursday afternoon, in California, Fa.,
Miss Maud L. Dawson will be united in mar
riage to Mr. W. S. Welble. Miss Margaret
Weible, a sister of the latter, will give the
lncky couple a reception in Allegheny the
same evening. Miss Dawson is tbe charming
young telegraph operator at California, and
Mr. Weible is a popular telegrapher of this
city, and their many friends hope tbe electri
cal current of their lives will be as smooth as
tbe expert young fellow's dotted I's and
A Serenade on Forbes Avenue.
Henrv A. Shafer. of Forbes avenue, was ten
dered a serenade last evening by the Mozart l,
Orchestra. After rendering some choice selec
tions, Mr. Shafer surprised them with an
elegant supper. Then they retired, well pleased
with the evening's pleasure.
Presented With a Picture.
W. F. McKelvy, the retiring Superintendent
of the Bureau of Health, who stepped down
yesterday morning to give place to Thomas
Baker, was presented with a large picture con
taining a grouped photograph of the employes
of the office. George Bracey made tbe prea
Cleveland's Law Firm.
From the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch. 1
W. S. King a millionaire miller of Minne
apolis, Minn., who la now in tbe city, and who
employs the law firm in New York which
Citizen Cleveland Is said to be a member of, de
clares that he knows It to be a fact that Cleve
land is not a member of the firm, but simply
has desk room in the office. This was indeed
news to tbe people here, bnt Mr. King claims
to know what be is taking about
9lerely a Wny Hhe Had.
From the Baltimore American.
They it still quarreling in New York over
the arrangements for tbe coming celebration.
be trouble seems to be that everybody wants
front seat New York thus maintaiaa her
imputation, even if tne has to fight tot it
HEW YORK IS BRIEF.
Wants to Leave Her Brate or a nasband.
nnrw TOKE BUREAU SrXCIALS.1
New Yobk, April 15. Mrs. Max Weber
wishes to leave her husband of six months be
cause he makes her support him and beats her
when sbe does not do it welL She earns be
tween $10 and 515 a week, making artificial
flowers. Six times he has knocked her down
becanse her weekly wages were only J12. He
made ber stand behind him In a white apron
while be ate dinner once, and when she sat
down, daring tho meal, be struck ber across
the cheek with a drumstick of a turkey. He
also made her sleep In the kitchen, and "work
the growler" wben he had callers.
A Revolution In Hteam Yachts.
There Is now being built in a Brooklyn ship
yard a steam yacht which has an eight-inch
brass-bound hole on each side of the keel and
a three-quarter Inch hole where other steam
yachts have a propeller. When completed this
novel yacht will have a double piston pump,
exerting a hydraulic pressure of 2,500 pounds to
the square Inch. This pump will draw water
Into the, vesset through the side pipes and
ejec$ it through the stern pipe, so as to drive
the yacht 11 or 12 miles an hour. The new
yacht will be 110 feet lotig and 22 feet beam.
She will have small engines and no wheel. The
steering will be regulated by the jet of water
from the stern pipe. Dr. Jackson, of Brook
lyn, the projector of the new craft formerly
operated a little launch on the principles de
scribed above. He thinks his yacht now build
ing will turn harbor navigation topsy turfy,
and has named it "Tbe Revolution."
Diss Debar Banning Away From Creditors.
Madam Diss Debar has disappeared; and the
small tradesmen in the neighborhood of her
former lodgings are in a terrible state of mind
over it They say that they have fed and
clothed her on credit for the last five weeks.
Prof. Herrmann, the magician, for whom the
Princess has been painting spoon pictures in
public of late, brought her home from Phila
delphia early yesterday morning. He tried to
keep a sharp eye on her, because she has
heavily overdrawn her salary, but she ese aped
him. Her landlady thinks she has eloped with
Herrmann's Spanish student Others bel leve
that sbe bas lefttfew York as she left Boston,
to get away from her creditors.
Campbell's Air Ship Ready for Trial.
This afternoon Peter C. Campbell completed
his famous airship, in which he and Prot. E.D.
Hogan, aeronaut expect to cross the Atlantic
next falL The airship is half balloon, half fly
ing machine. The balloon part looks like a bis
flat cigar. It is 60 feet long and 40 feet In di
ameter. The car which depends from the bal
loon has a propeller which will raise, lower or
drive forward the ship, and two hinged wings,
which will be operated like sails. There Is a
, rudder at the forward end of tho car, controlled
by a rope extending to the center of the ship.
Tbe machine has been patented by the-Novelty
Airship Company, with a capital stcck of
81.000.C0a Mr. Campbell retains the controll
ing interest in it Mr. Campbell and Prof.
Hogan will make their maiden trip in the air
ship from New York to Philadelphia.
Rnshlna; Hlppolyte to the Wall.
Charles A. Preston, Secretary of the Haytlan
Legation, arrived here to-day on tbe steamer
Adlrondacks, from Port-au-Prince. He Is
certain that Hlppolyte cannot hold out an
other month. In theNorth, hesays.Legltime'3
army has captnred every large town and Is
rapidly pushing Hlppolyte to the wall.
Completely Wrecked In a Hnrrlcane.
The bark Henry L. Gregg, from Manzanilla,
brought into port to-day the crew of the
wrecked schooner Effort The Effort took a
hurricane on the morning of the 7th, off Hat
teras, which carried away the mainmast, which
in falling on the deck, smashed both pumps.
It also crushed the decks, causing tbe vessel to
leak. Tho vessel was a complete wreck, and at
the mercy of the wind and sea. The steamship
Cairngorm picked np the crew and transferred
them to the Gregg.
BEANS MUST BE CALLED TEGETABLES.
The Supreme Conrt So Decides, Amid
Laughter In the Courtroom.
Washington, April 15. In the case ot
William H. Robertson. Collector of the port of
New York, plaintiff in error, versus Louis A
Salomon and Charles Salomon, the Supreme
Conrt to-day decided that beans were dutiable
at 10 per cent, as vegetables. The Circuit
Court for the Southern district of New Pork
decided that beans should be admitted free of
duty as "Seed not otherwise provided for."
The Collector at first levied duty at 20 per
cent on the ground that they were garden
seed. Tbe Court holds that although beans
ere often planted as seeds, yet their principal
use is as an article of food, and that they
should, therefore, be classed as vegetables.
The reading of the opinion In this case
caused a good deal of laughter In the court
room, and somewhat disturbed the usual or
derly decorum of tbe proceedings. The opin
ion was by Justice Bradley.
AN OBLIGING CROCODILE.
After Being Harpooned He Tows a Boat
30 Miles for HI Captors.
Tampa, Fla., April la J.W. Velie, Secre
tary of the Academy of Bciences, Chicago, and
others who have been on an exploring expedi
tion in the Everglades, returned to-day in the
schooner Tycoon, bringing with them 20 croco
diles, one measuring 13 feet and 8 Inches, the
largest ever captured in Florida. The capture
of this marine monster was effected near Key
Largo, and was attended witb great danger.
After being harpooned the crocodile carried
the boat 30 miles to sea at terrific speed and
back again almost to shore; wben its captors
succeeded in getting several turns of a rope
ronnd its body and finally got it ashorse.
Velie expects to leave for Chicago to-morrow,
and will take the crocodile with him and place
it on exhibition in Lincoln Park.
Europe Hns Heard tbe News.
From the Mew York World, 1
During the past week 18,000 emigrants bound
for America sailed from tbe ports of Liverpool
and Bremen. It is evident that the report that
four new States have been taken into tbe Union
has been well circulated on the other side of
Pennsylvania Can Pay.
(from the Philadelphia Press.
The Pennsylvania troops should go to the
New York Centennial at tbe expense of the
State to which they belong. New York Is poor
and can't pay their way, while Pennsylvania is
rich and can.
The Last Act ot Respect.
Washington, April 15. Attorney General
Miller to-day presented to the Supreme Conrt
the resolutions adopted at the meeting of the
barjon April fl, to take action upon the death
of Hon. Stanley Matthews. The resolutions
were ordered spread upon tbe court records.
ODD ITE1I3 FROM ABROAD.
The "Thunderbolt Forget" Is now the
amended cognomen of the Times.
The Bishop of Chester has presided at an as-sanlt-at-arms
by the Chester Gymnastic Ath
One of the great industries of Nuremberg is
making lead toy soldiers. Eight hundred work
people are engaged, and they turn out 10,000
soldiers a day.
A Russian musical prodigy makes Joseph
Hoffman and Otto Hegner teem grown up.
Paul Kocsalski is 4 years of age, and Is said to
have "masterly execution" on a piano made to
fit his fingers.
Twomericans gave theBowstreet judiciary
a sensation by being brought up on the com
plaint of a cabman that they had amused them
selves by firing their revolvers through the
trap door in the roof.
The Eiffel Tower is now declared, even by
those who feared that it would be unsightly, to
have a "light and graceful appearance, in spite
of its gigantic size, and to be an Imposing mon
ument worthy of Paris."
Advices from Rio Janeiro via Plymouth say
that the Inhabitants areileaving the city In
thousands, in consequence of tbe spread of
yellow fever. Between 3.000 and 4,000 deaths
have already taken place, and tbey are contin
uing at the rate of 150 a day. The authorities
are said to be utterly powerless.
The new Earl of Carllsle,a strong teetotaler,
has closed all the public houses on his property.
His cellar contained some of the best home
brewed ale in England, abd the brew bouses
were famous everywhere, but ther have been
entirely destroyed and tbe vats emptied. For
over 60 years the late Lord Carlisle, who was a
clergraan", had been in confinement la as in
sane asylum. JVw York Bun,
Levi Stauffer, of Goodville, Lancaster
county, who is 64 years old. has spent 53 years
In bed, being a helpless paralytic
Last year 153,000,000 shad and about
80.000,000 troutt fry were distributed qver the
country by the Fish Commission. .
Charles Moarse, aged 14, and Nellie
Shattuck, aged 13, of St Johnsburg, Vt. ran
away and got married. When they returned to
their hnme the bride got a spanking.
New York will celebrate "Washington's
centennial with the biggest "bird of freedom"
ever seen In the country. The centennial arch
at Madison Square will be surmounted by an
eagle 24 feet from tip to tip.
John Hamilton, of Frankford, Phila
delphia, was some months ago bitten on one of
his hands by a dog. Since then Hamilton's
hand has been almost useless, the bones ap
pearing to decay. His physician has recom
mended amputation of tbe hand.
Did you ever figure up how many miles
your faithful old Dobbin has traveled? An
Eastern Maine man has done it and finds that
In tbe 13 years he has driven his horse she has
gone 50,000 miles by tbe record. In ten years
pair of Eastern Maine stage horses have trav
eled 70,000 miles.
J. M. Lane, of Orlando, I?Ia.f is tha
owner of a valuable Ceylon cat The princi
pal distinguishing feature of these cats is that
tbey have no tall. They are great rabbit
catchers, being able to effectually deceive s
rabbit by feigning to be one, and being able by
reason of havlnz no tall to carry out the de
ception. The Bean brothers, of Fairview, Mont
gomery county. Pa., have been wrangling for
years over a line which divides their farms.
Last summer John bad stones hanled on it to
worry Samuel, who thereupon had John held
to bail. John has retaliated by digging s
trench, which he hopes will cause Samuel's
fence to fall. Another suit will follow.
It was not many years ago that the Cot
tonwood tree was considered useless for the
purposes of lumber. To-day it is crowding
white pine out of the market for certain pur
poses, and large fortunes are being made all
along the Misissippi River outot this wood,
which was once despised as much in that field
as a garfish always has been among fishermen.
In New Orleans white pine is worth $35 a thou
sand, while yellow cottonwood brings $65.
The courts at Boston decided a day or
two ago that the law could not permit a local
collecting bureau to persecute delinquent
debtors by sending after them agents gotten
up as corpses in burlesque grave clothes. The
notion was not only ingenious, bnt humorous
as well, conveying a cheerful suggestion of
pursuing tbe deadbeat even to tbe tomb. But
some of tbe victims did not enjoy being fol
lowed around by Imitation cadavers, and so the
business was put a stop to. I
The Society of West Jersey Proprietors
held its two hundred and second annual meet- '
ing In Burlington lately, and in accordance
with tbe manner of conducting the election,
the Proprietors collected on the sidewalk and
announced in loud tones the following formula:
"It now being high noon, by virtue of an an
cient custom and the rights and prerogatives
granted to the Council of tbe Proprietors of
the Province of New Jersey by King; Charles
li., uracious sovereign oi ureal Britain, ire
land and France, and Defender of the Faith,
we, the Proprietors, now meet to elect the
Council to serve tbe ensuing year."
William Cowan, of Denver, Col., en
route for Brooklyn, N. Y got off the Lake
Shore train at Cleveland. When the brake
man called out "New York, Pennsylvania and
Ohio depot," thinking he had arrived at New
York City, he inquired the way to Brooklyn,
and a policeman put him aboard a car for Brook
lyn Village, four miles distant Wben he
crossed tbe Central viaduct a mile long and
100 feet high. Cowan was morally certain it was
tbe great Brooklyn bridge. It required tbe
testimony of a score of citizens to convince
him tbat the Brooklyn be was seeking was 600
miles further on. He took a fresh start, feeling
James Dawson, of Atchison, recently
from Nebraska, has been a pioneer In railroad
and town site business for many years. A few
years ago he gained considerable fame and
created a great furore among settlers by plow
ing a single furrow a distance of over 100 miles
through Scott Greely and Wichita counties,
Kansas, and into Colorado. He said nothing,
bnt kept on plowing and the people Imagining
tbat be was locating a railroad, began to take '
up claims along tbe furrow. Afterward Jay
Gould came aloftg and bought the Dawson
right, and the D-.M.fc A. branch of the Mis
souri Pacific was built on the famous furrow.
Omaha physicians are very much
puzzled over tbe case ot Kittle Edwards, who
was shot last week by John Noland, who after
ward suicided at the house of his victim in
Council Bluffs. The ball entered Kitty's brain,
half an inch over the center ot the left eye,
and passed aown some two inches In rear of
tbe left ear. at tbe base of tbe skull. Tbe
woman bas bad f nlly four ounces of brain mat
ter removed, and it was said she could not live
12 hours. Sbe is still alive, however, aud Is
constantly improving. She is conscious, and
converses with her friends. Her physicians
think now tbat she will recover, bnt are puz
zled to know why and bow.
A piece of bread lodged in the throat of
Job Brewers, of Luther, MiclL, and in a few
minutes he was unconscious. Mrs. Brewers
did not lose her presence of mind, however,
and at once poured several dippers of water
down his throat The bread became suffi
ciently softened and had apparently slid down
into Brewers' stomach, but by tbat time he was
nearly drowned by the water. Mrs. Brewers
heroically persevered, however, and by rolling
her husband over a barrel and then using arti
ficial respiration for the natural, that was
lacking, she soon had Job on his feet again.
He had come very near to death twice in an
hour, but his brave wife saved him.
Last Friday, while Henry Martin and
his son Charles, of Corydon, Pa., were remov
ing a huge pile of stones, tbe collection of a
number of years' picking in the field, they un
earthed what seemed to be a, ball of black rope,
knotted and curiously interlaced. The mass
was as large as a bushel basket and covered
with a light powdery substance more resem
bling bran than anything else. The tails pro
truded more and more as the snakes unlocked
their intricate coils. Tbey appeared to be
packed with the heads in the center. One of
tbe men tossed a small stone into the writhing
mass to "stir 'em np." He succeeded most ef
fectually. One huge reptile, nearly 6 feet in
length, glided from the center of the group,
and turning its flat ugly head toward the in
truders, opened wide its mouth, and swayed to
and fro. hissing angrily. Another stone was
thrown, this time of some weight crushing
and maiming many of the reptiles In Its fall.
The scene then wjl simply frightful. The sit
uation looked decidedly unpleasant and tbe
two men armed themselves with stout clubs
and began killing snakes. Tbe largest had IT
It's a wise champagne cork that knows IU
own popper. Washington Critic.
Boulanger lakes a change of venue when
he finds himself In a trying position. Sevt Orleans
Somebody says a man can get roaring'
drunk on water. Well, so he can on land. RocA
Some people are called weak-winded be
cause It takes them at least seven days to make np
their minis. Somervitle Journal.
Lord Lonsdale is a cold fizzle as an Arctic
explorer. Ee didn't get near enough to the North
Pole to see the bark on it. PMIadelpMa Press.
"Dr. Tanner was. not the first man who
lived on water for 40 days," said Smudge. "No?"
queried Fudge. "Of course not." "Who
else?" "Welt what's the matter witb Scab?"
8. F. Seas Letter.
Bald-headed Beau Don't you believe
that polish helps a man to make conquests among .
the fair sex?
Klval-Certalnly, but not when it's on top off
his bead. jr. I. Journal.
"Why does a man, who's not well read, ;
ThlnlrMnlrfn. . ml..t. ?T
Then raise his hand to scratch his head, '-
Wben there is nothing In it? t7
A', r. Journal.'
Clark "I understand, doctor, thattwr
dentists In your neighborhood have arranged'a
match In their art?" Doctor-"Yes, Ihavebeard
so." Clare "What do yoa think the resnltfwni
be?" Doctor "A draw. "-Portland Advertiser.
"Pshawl" said a Sixteenth street lady'to
her husband, who had been criticising her attire,
"what does a man know abont a woman's clothes,
anyway?" "He knows the price, my dear, "he
replied, gently, and she retired Was Kna tern
Neither Suited Angry Husrd
Angry Wlfe-HuM What Iwanted wasa hus
band who would supply meat to help." AVw
Xork Weekly. "' "
The Baling Passion St Peter fkindlvl
Fair Spirit (hesitating)-"Did Mrs. De Fashion
go In here?"
-a a. one went to tne other place " J
,"OhI Beg pardon for'troubluig 'fSS. WlUk
way U UV-Sev Xork YfttUM. 1.S.P .