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THE PlTTSBTJRGr -DISPATCH MUDAT, 'WBIL ' 26, 889.
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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. APR. 38. ISS9.
THE PRESIDENTS FACE.
Is not the laborer worthy of his hire? The
workers, rank and file, in the Republican
party are tolerably agreed that he is. This
question at the present moment seems to be
subordinated to another somewhat like unto
it, to wit: Is the laborer to be paid with
thanks merely or with the offices? This is
the question which the organs of the party
in power are asking in all sorts
of ways. The symptoms of uneasi
ness and -discontent have only
shown themselves as yet in paragraphic
snorts. But the rumble of the heavy artil
lery getting into position is plainly to be
heard. There is trouble in store for Presi
Yesterday a meeting of Republican mal
contents voiced the feeling to which we
allude at Indianapolis. These dissatisfied
politicians of the practical stripe made it
known as their opinion that the President
was rewarding only the so-called "dude"
element of the parly, the gentlemen whose
service in the fight had gone no further than
the dress parade, and that he was neglect
ing the workers who had taken off their
coats, and had given their time, money and
best energies to promoting the party's suc
cess at the polls. Prom the same quarter
proceeded also a somewhat pathetic plea for
the recognition of the colored manand a
humorous allusion to Hr. Harrison's choice
of domestic servants for the White House.
This ebullition of discontent would be
beneath consideration were it not in har
mony with the utterances of prominent men
at "Washington, New York and other
centers. In The Dispatch of yesterday
appeared the statement of a leading New
York politician, in which the President's
course was severely criticised. In this in
stance, as has often happened lately, the
President was blamed lor not turning out
the Democrats quickly enough. The cry of
all the malcontents is that more Clarksons
are wanted to clear the way for the Repub
lican office seekers. Praise unstinted is
lavished on Assistant Postmaster General
It is clear that the office seekers are not
happy, that the President is likely to be
abused by them openly and roundly before
long, but it is not so clear that the Repub
lican party as a whole is angry because the
administration is trying to run the Govern
ment in a business-like fashion. Mr. Har
rison may continue to go slow without in
curring the displeasure of any considerable
part of the nation.
MAKE THE CITIES CLEAH!
Par away from Pittsburg as yellow fever
may seem to be, its resurrection in Florida
may properly serve as a suggestion to the
authorities of this city and Allegheny to
make some improvement in the condition of
the streets. Although the avenues most
used in Pittsburg are happily as clean just
now as it is possible to make them, the same
cannot be said of a great many streets and
alleys in various sections of the city. "With
even greater force may this be said of Alle
gheny. The warm spell of last week re
vealed this truth offensively to the nostrils.
It cannot of course be certainly predicted,
but there seems to be a likelihood that the
coming summer will be rather hotter than
usual. The temperature for the months of
1889 which have gone hy has notably ex
ceeded the average. This clearly" makes
clean streets all the more desirable, and if
to the ordinary perils of a hot summer there
is added the chance of a visit from the terri
ble scourge of the South, the city authori
ties cannot bestir themselves too early or
too energetically to make the two cities as
free from pest-breeding filth as possible.
REPRESSING THE POETS.
Eugene Field, the Chicago poet, who is
also the country's poet in a larger sense, has
jailed attention to tbe fact that the editor of
Harper's Magazine had that pretty dialect
poem "Waitin for the Cat to Die" pub
lished over the name ot James Whitcomb
Riley in the March number of that period
ical, eight years before they published it,
and that the price paid for it originally did
not exceed ten dollars. Mr. Pield says that
he mentions these facts for the simple pur
pose of showing that the popularity which
Mr. Riley justly enjoys has not in any way
.been brought about by tbe patronage or the
co-operation of the Harpers.
Furthermore Mr. Field says, as anyone
who cares to investigate can find for him
self, that the Century magazine did not
recognize Riley until the popularity of his
newspaper poems forced that recognition.
Upon this rehearsal of facts Mr. Field pro
pounds, among other questions, this: "Has
any American magazine ever discovered a
This question, we think, would be
answered negatively by any conscientious
reader of magazine literature. The policy
ot the great American magazines seems to
be to get what poetry they can from the
recognized masters in the field, and fill np
their poetic corners with the productions of
r. small ring or clique, in most cases com
posed ot the editor's sisters, cousins, aunts
and personal friends. Here and there, of
' course, an editor is fortunate enough to
have a real poet in this clique, but it does
not appear to be considered necessary that
the favored contributor of poetic goods
should possess even a whiff of the divine
The fact that the work of a genius like
Riley should have been pigeonholed for
eight years by the editor of Harper's while
the pages of that magazine were blossoming
with the fungi and frippery of puerile'
poetasters, is painful to contemplate.
MBS. HARRISON'S 600S SENSE.
A satisfaction almost equal to that over
the intimations that the President is disap
pointing the practical politician, is created
by the report that Mrs. Harrison is shpek
ing the feelings of the aristocracy of the capi
tal by her independent and off-baud method
of transacting her private business. It is
whispered, with bated breath, that the wife
of the President has even been guilty, when
she wishes to consult a physician, of going
to the physician's office instead of summon
ing the physician to attend her pleasure.
This is regarded by the ladies who for sever
al years made such an exhibition of them
selves, by quarreling over who should have
precedence, as entirely beneath the dignity
of the first lady of the land.
It is quite possible that those who imag
ine that ladies can take official rank in
Washington, and who think that the rank
is suitably asserted by public quarrels as to
the respective standing of each prominent
person, regard it as improper for Mrs. Har
rison to adopt the common sense and demo
cratic method of going to see those with
whom she has business, in place of ordering
them to attend upon her orders. But the
sensible people of- the country will
not be at all displeased to learn that Mrs.
Harrison attends to 'her own affairs
with the same course every other
well-bred and sensible woman wonld
take. There is nothing either in the
Constitution and laws of the land.or in the
constitution and laws of common sense,
which prevents the wife of the President of
the United States from being sensible, un
assuming and business-like. Conceding
the theory that there is a first lady of the
land to be correct, it is obvious that the
ladylike character would not insist upon
making people dance attendance upon her
pleasure when she can more conveniently
consult them upon the business which she
has with them.
A silly attempt at setting up a cheap
imitation "of the customs of royalty may
and naturally will produce an idea that the
Jady of the "White House should arrogate
an especial superiority. But there is noth
ing either in the position of the President's
wife or in the true constitution of American
society to warrant any such idea. The lady
of the White House has exactly the same
rights and duties as any other lady. If she
she has any business to transact with any
one it is sensible lor her to do it in the least
obtrusive and most convenient method. If
she wishes to visit any of her friends she
has the right to do so without adopting any
special forms or privileges which they
would not assert against her. This is
directly opposed to "Washington etiquette;
but it is based upon the principles of demo
cratic common sense.
No doubt the so-called official society of
"Washington would be very much put out if
Mrs. Harrison should adopt these rules; but
the less attention she pays to the silly idea
of official etiquette, the more likely will she
be to set the example of unassuming good
sense which should govern republican
JOY IS IN ORDER HERE.
June, the month dedicated above all
others to Hymen, is not here yet, but the
fires are being lit on many matrimonial
altars. Perhaps the propitious spring has
hurried on the tides of Cupid, and made
the month of flowers and showers ring with
tuneful sound of marriage bells. But not
alone have the many marriages made this
Eastertide merry; the people generally
seem to be largely given over to seemly but
none the less joyous pleasures at this season.
The statistician may tell us that figures of
the country's finances do not justify high
jinks. But here in Pittsburg, at least, the
prosperity of the masses is too positive to
be denied a free utterance ot the joy it
There is no reason why a discordant note
should be heard here. Pittsburg works
hard; she earns her pleasures, and now that
the season and the wages of work conspire
in suggesting jollity, we are glad to see
that in all society, high and low, the sound
of merriment mounts high.
Under the circumstances we feel that we
are justified in renewing to the League
baseball club of Pittsburg the assurance of
our distinguished consideration. The
Hustler's cherubs have joined battle with
Anson's boastful boys on two successive
occasions, and have come out victorious
each time. This is at it should be. Pitts
burg steadily marching upward all the
time could hardly bear to contemplate the
discreditable descent of the local baseball
club at the beginning of last season, and
even the rally of our players toward the
last, at a time when the jig, so to speak,
was up, did not wash away the dismal
memories of early disasters.
Now hope springs again in the bosom of
the crank who has sighed so long to see the
pennant fly above the neutral-tinted barn
of baseball in Recreation Park. If the
doughty Dunlap can keep his veterans from
the vain delusion that all the clubs in the
League are but an oyster open before-them,
needing nothing but a slight effort on the
Pittsburg delegation's part to be swallowed,
all will be well. There is a large stock of
compliments and laurels in good preserva
tion left over from the seasons gone by,
which will be cheerfully lavished on the
Pittsburg team if it continues its gallant
charge to victory.
The Detroit Free Prets has not a very
clear idea of the workings of the license
law in these parts. It sympathizes with
Allegheny City because.it only obtained 93
retail licenses, but adds: "If Allegheny City
were less fortunately situated, there might
be a severe drought, but no place which is
an annex of the bibulous. Pittsburg need
suffer from thirst, so long as it has a throat
and a nickel, unless, perchance, Pittsburg
should have a judge cut after the same
pattern." Judge "White administered the
law for both cities. To Pittsburg he gave
93 retail licenses, and to Allegheny 39.
Now the Free Prets has a few facts upon
which to base an editorial.
The Chicago News has no reason to fear,
as it professes to, that President Harrison
is too friendly with Colonel Dudley. The
latter is authority for the statement that all
the President has given him since March 4
is the shake.
A eepoet is abroad that President Har
rison recently said that he had forgotten
.that President Arthur had a son. It seems
qultepossible, inasmuch as the personality
of this less prominent son of his father has
been less obtrusively forsed upon general
attention than that of the offspring of the
latest President Nevertheless it appears
that steps have recently been taken to jog
President Harrison' memory with regard to
young Arthur's existence.
If there are not polar bears on Fifth ave
nue this morning the public should not
blame the signal service officers. They
have done their best to bring tbe arctie
circle to Pittsburg.
The recollection of the fact that Presi
dent Harrison, in his letter of acceptance,
said: "Only the interest of the public'serv
ice should suggest removals from office," is
pertinent at present. It converts the recent
achievements of Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Clarkson in removing postmasters,
into proof that he finds the public service
In Oklahoma it is a question just now
which is most valuable to a settler, his lot
or his life. Many have found they cannot
The politic Emperor "William of Ger
many has notified Chaplain Stoecker to
stop denouncing Hebrews, until his impe:
rial highness shall have negotiated a loan
from the Semitic bankers of Berlin. "We
always thought "William was inclined to be
liberal, when it paid.
Only ten men were killed in Oklahoma
yesterday. And yet some timid settlers are
The New York Sun remarks: "Those
who know us best will scarcely know us on
April 30." And the strangers in New York
on 'that day will be lucky if they know
themselves after they have passed through
the maelstrom of a metropolitan crowd.
With a terrific assumption of respect for
the Constitution of New York State Gov
ernor Hill has vetoed the legislative bill to
close the Polo grounds in New York against
the street cutters. Now that he has nerved
himself to sacrifice a baseball ground to its
legal owners, Governor Hill probably will
prepare a veto for the next real reform
measure that comes-along.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Mrs. HrMPHKT Waed is alleged to be
earnestly opposed to tbe political enfranchise
ment of women.
M. DASIAI.A, ex-husband of lime. Sarah
Bernhardt, is said to be an almost hopeless
victim of theinorphine habit.
The works of tbe French artist, Meissonier,
that are to be exhibited at the Paris Exposition
are estimated at the value of 10,000,000 francs,
Because Emln Pasba is an Austrian, it is
snpposed be is a Christian. This is a mistake
Emin Pasha is a Mahomedan a convert
Sib Richabd Webster, Attorney General
of England, has been a most successful prac
titioner. In his first year at the bar he made
300 guineas, in tbe second 1,000.
The $577 78 which Postmaster General Wan
amaker received as bis first month's salary was
the first money he bad received for salary since
I860.' Before tbat he was a bookkeeper.
Ose of the finest private residences in
"Washington will be tbe one that is now being
remodeled by Senator Hearst. It is a double
house, in the Colonial style, and was formerly
occupied by Secretary Fairchild.
One of the finest .opals in tbe country is
worn on bis cap by tbe Chinese Minister at
Washington. It is as large as a pigeon's egg,
and is surrounded by diamonds. The value of
tbe cap, with its ornament, is placed at $5,000.
Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland's sec
ond novel is almost ready for tbe publisher's
hands. It will not deal wholly with Washing
ton life, but if report be true it will be another
tale of two cities Washington and Now York.
There are bints that tbe author may satirize
one or two prominent characters who have
been unusually severe on Mr. Cleveland.
Tom Reed, of Maine, has been telling how
be was admitted to the bar. He was examined
in California by Judge Wallace. Reed says:
The first question Judge "Wallace asked me
'was, 'Is tbe legal tender act coustltutionalT' I
didn't hesitate a moment. I said simply,
'It is constitutional.' 'You can pass,' said
Judge Wallace. 'We always pass a man who
can settle great constitutional questions off
hand.'" THE PITTSBDRU STAGE.
Leavttt's Folly Company gives one of the
best shows of the season at the Academy this
The mammoth "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Com.
pany appears at Harris' next week. Many
novelties will be introduced.
"Alone in London," a sensational melo
drama, will be presented at tbe Grand Opera
Honse next week with elaborate scenery and
original mechanical effects. The play has been
greatly praised by the press of other cities.
At the Pittsburg Club Theater on Fridayand
Tuesday evenings, April 26 and SO, two operatic
concerts will be given by Signor Gilli's School
of Voice Cultnre, assisted by well-known local
talent. Tickets can be had at the .music
The Boston Athenaeum Variety Company
will be the attraction at the Bijou Theaternext
week. It Is the first appearance of the company
at a first-class theater in the city, and wijl be a
welcome change from the usual routine pro
gramme. The combination is unsurpassed as a
EMIGRANT FLAIG MUST RETURN.
His Case Investigated nnd Disposed of, to
"Washington, April 25. The case of the
emigrant, Flaig, who came to this country from
Switzerland, a few weeks ago, for the avowed
purpose of working in an embroidery estab
lishment In Newark, N: J., has been finally dis
posed of. It will be remembered that the Col
lector of Customs at New York refused to
allow him to land, on the ground tbat it would
bo a violation of the terms of the contract
labor law, and tbat bis action was affirmed by
tbe Secretary of tbe Treasury.
His consequent enforced return to tbe coun
try from which he came was, however, delayed
upon the request of the Swiss Minister, who
desired a little time to investigate tbe case.
His inquiries developed the fact that Flaig
was not a subject of Switzerland, and tbat his
Government had no interest whatever in the
case. Tbe Treasury Department was informed
accordingly, and the original instructions for
Flaig's return at the expense of tbe importing,
steamship company will be carried into effect.
It is understood that Flaig is a German.
NO FEET EQUAL TO BOTH. FEET.
A Decision Which Increases a Pension
From $30 to S72 a Month.
Washington, April 25. Commissioner of
Pensions Tanner to-day rendered a decision br
which the pension of Henry Dembitz will be
increased from $30 to $72 per month. Tbe pen
sioner in this case has been receiving a pension
of S30 per month for what is1 known as Peri
golfs amputation of both beet. This amputa
tion is the removal of tbe entire foot with the
exception of a portion ot the heel-bone and tbe
internments ot the heel, which are brought
forward to cover tbe ankle joint.
Tbe case was presented to the commissioner
to-day, and he held that the legal distinction
between tbe loss of so much of tbe feet as was
experienced in this case, and tbe total loss of
tbe leet, was a mere technical difference, and
tbat the claimant was entitled to a pension of
S72 per month. This decision will apply to a
number of other cases of like nature.
Tonne nnd Giddy Lovers.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
"Woostkb, April 25. Probably the oldest
couple who have ever stood before a marriage
altar In Wayne county, are John Shilling and
Mrs. Tabatha Ackerman, who have just been
made husband and wife, at Burbank.- The
groom is 87 years of age, and this is his third
matrimonial venture, while the "bride Is 83
years old, and by this marriage she becomes a
bride for tbe second time. Both are fairly
Respect for the Dend.
"Washington, April JiPostmastet Gen
eral Wanamaker has -granted the requests of
tbe postmasters at Savannah and Atlanta. Ga.,
for permission to close their offices on April 26,
Confederate Memorial Day. -
THE TOPICAL TALKER. .
A Morvclops Railway Restaurant Why He
Smiled, and Echoes of License Matters.
A PrrrsBUEGER who has just returned
from Georgia said to me yesteruay: "On my
way South a few weeks ago I discovered one
of the most astonishing curiosities I ever laid
eyes upon, a railroad restaurant where one
actually could get a meal fit to eat, and the
proprietor of which, not content with serving
a large and well-cooked dinner for half a
dollar, pressed his guests to eat and filled their
pockets with fruit when they departed.
"It was at Charlotte, 8. C, on the Richmond
and Danville Railroad, tbat I lit upon this
restaurant It was a clean, inviting room, and
the meal was served very nicely. The proprie
tor circulated among the passengers who had
alighted from the cars, and took pains to make
everyone comfortable. He stirred up the
waiters and kept asking tbe passengers if there
was anything he could get for them. When I
left the table he insisted on filling my pockets
with oranges. It was so great a surprise to me
that I told him I would certainly let Pitts
burgers know of tne railroad restaurant at
If I bad not perfect confidence in my In
formant I should say that the restaurant and
Its keeper were creatures of a ultra-fervid
imagination. Tbe story is simply marvelous.
'TWAS ONLY A DOLIiABBAISB.
Bis bat a little on one side
Not much, but Just enough to show
Mouth smiling free and merry eyed,
He laughs at times a soft "Ho! hoi"
As If he fate and foes defied,
And bade a last goodby to woe.
Ton wonder as he takes his way
With careless tread. If he be crazed;
Or hath some maiden said him ' "yea, '
And thus his heart with Joy amazed?
But, no I he's feeling good to-day
Because his salary's been raised 1
Last night a tramp called at a suburban;
house and after taking a. chaste supper on the
back porch became rather too talkative and fa
miliar to suit the lady of tbe house. So she
went into the parlor, where her amiable, bnt
not over-large hnsband was lounging, and said:
"William, tbat tramp's getting troublesome; I
think you'd better go out and let him see
there's a man In the house," and then as her
spouse obediently arose to fulfill her behest It
seemed to strike her that his proportions were
not calculated to scare a.tramp, and sho said:
"No, perhaps you'd better stay in here and
"William smiled at this but the smile was
not robust. Tben he talked sonorously till the
tramp took the hint and his departure.
A team came from windy Chicago,
"With Anson tbe Babe and a cargo
Of boasts, bnt alack!
It Is now on Us back,
"In tbe soup, ' ' as they say in the argot.
Two liquor men who are among the knocked
out were talking yesterday in the lobby of the
"What are you going to do, Bill?" asked the
"Goin' into politics right off."
"Make yer living at ItT"
"No to see if I can't spoil some other fellers'
living If lean."
On tbe authority of tho- beneficiary himself
I have It.tbat a man who got a license for a sa
loon in a manufacturing town, almost a part of
Pittsburg, paid to his lawyer $3,000 for present
ing bis case in such a way as to placate Judge
"White and Mr. Christy.
It would seem likely that a licensed saloon
and a 600 barrel oil well stand side by side as
profitable possessions. Tbe saloon keeper who
paid $3,000 foe said when he paid it that he
could afford to pay it as he expected to make
30,000 profits this year.
A SCHEME OF THE STRIKERS.
They Will Run an Active Competition to
Street Car Lines.
Minneapolis, April 25. A large and en
thusiastic crowd of workmen, chiefly ex-employes,
of the Minneapolis Street Railway
Company, met. to consider tbe proposition of
establishing a stock company here to run a
Herdic system In competition with Lowry's
motor and street ear lines. Several speeches
were made in favor of the Herdic system of
city transportation, and a carefully prepared
table of estimates of probable receipts and ex
penses was read. Tbe intention is to put'EG
Herdicsontbe streets as soon as SIO.OOU worth
of stock is subscribed and increase tbe num
ber to 100 as fast as the capital is obtained.
It is calculated tbat 100 Herdics will do the
greater part of the traffic of the town and more
will be put on as fast as tbe business warrants
it Over $4,000 worth of stock, was subscribed
In tbe hall last nicht and about $3,000 has al
ready been subscribed outside. In addition to
these certain people have pledged themselves
to take $30,000 worth If 100,000 cannot be other
LATE ADVICES FROM ASIA.
Doings) of American Ofucinls In tho Far Off
SAN Fbanctsco, April 25. The steamship
Rio de Janeiro arrived to-day from Shanghai
and Hong Kong with mall advices up to March
27 from Hong Kong, and April 8 from Yoko
hama. Tbe foreign ministers and their first
secretaries of legation were recently given a
banbuet at Pekin in connection with tho mar
riage of the Emperor. Speeches were deliv
ered by Prince Ching and the American and
German Ministers, in which assurances of
friendly feeling were reciprocated.
Rumors are again current of, the illness of LI
Hung Chang. It is stated that be is so seri
ously indisposed that he can scarcely articulate
distinctly. Admiral Belknap, U. S. N., com
manding the Asiatic squadron, arrived at
Yokohama April 6.
Always the Way.
From the Philadelphia Press.l
Bloodshed has already begun in Oklahoma,
according to advices from that territory. This
sort of thing usually happens in a region where
there is a surplus of revolvers and a deficit of
A Good Plate to Stay In.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Pennsylvanians who "go West" for pleasure
usually come back for pleasure. The State has
not yet been admitted into the Union which is
abetter State to stay in than the Old Key
stone. More of the Poles Most Come Down.
New York, April 25. May or. Grant to-day
issued another order to the Commissioner of
Public Works, for the removal of poles and
wires on several streets between Broadway and
DEATHS OP A" DAT.
Hon. Elijah M. Haines.
WaukxoAX. III., April 1 25. The Hon. Elijah
M., Haines, ex-Speaker of the Lower House of tbe
State Legislature, and for many years, a promi
nent figure in State politics, died at Ms home
here this morning of paralysis. Mr. Haines was
one of the early settlers of Chicago, and
his tall, thin figure has been a familiar
one throughout Northern Illinois for a
great many years. He was much respected
as a citizen, and exercised great Influence
politically. a was evidenced In hl repeated elec
tion to the State Legislature. In which he served
Erobablv longer than any other member of that
ody. Be ws greatly Interested In the Indian
race, to whoso history, traditions and language
he devoted a quarter of a century of study. His
first studies of the red man were among the AN
conqulns, and at tbe time of his death he had just
completed an Important treatise on the Indian
races and dialects of America.
Mrs. Hnnnah Burgess.
Special Telegram to The Dlsnatch.
TJKioirTowN, April 25. The oldest colored
woman In Fayette county, Mrs. Baunah Burgess,
who was within a few days of 99 years of age, died
here this morning. She wss born a dare on the
the estate of liyner Hall. In Culpepper county.
Vs., In 1790, and came here when a child, she
distinctly remembered the recruiting for the War
or 1812, the visit of Lafayette to Unlontown. and
saw Black Hawk when he was taken a prisoner,
through Unlontown over the old National road to
Wednesday afternoon the youngesfson of Mr.
and Mrs. James J. Flannery died of pneumonia,
and a strange coincidence was that yesterday
morning Michael Flannery, the bead of the fam
ily, passed away at his borne In Marlon station.
Mr. Flannery was 75 years old, and lived for a
number of years In the Third ward. He bad been
a sufferer from asthma, and last week contracted
a'cold which developed In to pneumonia.
Miss Elizabeth Martin.
Miss Elizabeth Martin, a sister of George Mar
tin, well-known Pittsburg newspaperman, died
In Washington yesterday after a painful lllnes.
The body will be brought to Allegheny and burled
A WANDER1SG WASHINGTON
The Father of His Coantry- Treated Most
Inhospltnbiy by Phlladelphlans.
From yesterday's Philadelphia Times.!
The statue business itr Philadelphia seems at
present in a bad way. Thirteen years ago, dur
ing our own Centennial year, a Roman sculp
tor, impelledby the loftiest patriotism, com
bined, perhaps, with the more sordid desire for
wealth, completed a masterpiece, entitled,
"Washington Crossing, the Delaware," and
shipped the statue to Philadelphia for imme
Although tbe sculptor had never seen the
Father ot His Country nor viewed the Dela
ware, even from the vantage ground of Glou
cester in the e had season, these disabilities did
not prevent him from 'purchasing a block of
marble 14 feet inbelght and weighing ten tons,
upon which he exercised his genius and skill.
The stat ue was made, shipped and landed in
Philadelphia-and everything looked favorable
for its immediate, disposal. Alas, for the in
gratitude of republics! The centennial came
and went and "Washington still remained un
sold. For some time he stood gazing from theprow
of his little boat over tbe vacated exhibition
grounds, but at length tbe Park Commissioners
ordered him off. Then he was removed to a
friendly marble yard, and for 13 long years the
figure of the hero who could not tell a He was
by stern necessity forced to He at length for
gotten and unnoticed. As time passed the
ground was sold and the gallant Washington,
like tbe merest tramp, was forced to lift bis
ten-ton body and move on. To-day the Father
of his Country is exposed for sale at auction
.for his board hill and will be knocked down to
tbe highest bidder.
FAITH FAILED. TO CURE.
Dcnthof a Patient Whose Father Doctored
Her by Prayer.
Salida, COL., April 25. Ada Clark, the 13-
-year-old daughter of Photographer Clark, a
unnsiian scientist, aiea this evening at 3
o'clock. Last Saturday night an indignation
meeting of prominent citizens was held and
Clark was requested to summon a regular phy
sician. He did so, knowing that to refuse
would be followed by violence. Dr. Lord, the
physician summoned, examined tbe child, add
afterward reported to the Chairman of the in
dignation meeting. He stated that'Ada was
very low with typhoid fever, and tbat it was
hardly possible sbe could recover, as he had
been called too late to be of any material
assistance. Tbe doctor stated also tbat he
believed the girl's feeble condition was due
solely to the treatment given by her parents,
which consisted wholly of prayer for
her recovery. Since it become known to the
people that the girl was dead they have become
almost wild with excitement. Every street
corner Is crowded with men, and threats against
Clark and his wife are of a most bloodthirsty
A call has been issued for a meeting of the
Law and Order Society for to-night, when the
last act in the drama will be decided upon if
tbe citizens who are not members do not de
cide the matter without waiting for the meet
ing. Every member of the society seems to be
in favor of severe punishment, and it Is almost
a sure thing that Clark will be harshly dealt
with before morning. It Is absolutely safe to
say that himself and his entire family will be
ordered to leave the city, even If nothing worse
13 done by the incensed people.
WORK ON THE CENSUS.
Statistical Experts Being Selected for the
Washington, April 25. Robert H. Porter,
the Superintendent of tbe Census, has recom
mended tbe appointment of J. O. Stoddard as
disbursing officer of tbe census. Mr. Stoddard
is at present disbursing officer of the Depart
ment ot Labor. He has also recommended the
appointment of "W. C. Hunt as statistical ex
pert Mr. Hunt was formerly chief ot the di
vision of results of tbe Massachusetts census.
It is understood that both of these recom
mendations will be approved by Secretary
Mr. Porter states that no clerical appoint
ments will be made until next year. He will,
however, appoint a number of statistical ex
perts, and as far as practicable, men who were
engaged In the work of the last census. These
men. under bis direction, will map out the
work of preparation for the disposing ot the
statistical returns which will be made after tbe
active operations of tbe bnreau are begun.
Work on mortality and vital statistics has
already been begnn, and blanks are being pre
pared. The registers for the use of physicians
will be ready for distribution in a short time,
and one copy will be placed in the bands of
every physician in the country, so that the
records of births and deaths can be begun June
next for the census year ending June, 1SS0.
These registers will be used to supplement the
work of the enumerators who are unable to se
cure accurate returns on these two important
subjects. As has already been stated, Dr. John
S. Billings, in charge of the Natloual Medical
Library, will oversee the direction of this
branch of tbe work.
A CROWNING ACT,
Cnptain Marrell Adds Great Generosity to
His Record of Bravery.
Philadelphia, April 25. The decks of the
steamer Missouri, prior to her departure for
Baltimore this afternoon, presented a scene of
gaiety and commotion.' Captain Hamilton
Murrell, as an expression of his thanks for the
honors conferred upon him since his arrival in
city, tendered a reception to tbe public on
board tbe steamer between 9 and 12 o'clock.
Long before 9 o'clock tbe steamers leading to
Washington avenue wharf, where the Mis
souri lay, was packed with people, and in the
three hours devoted to the reception an un
ceasing line of men, women and children
passed by the gallant Captain, who heartily
grasped tbe band of each.
The Captain's last day in port was signalized
by a generous act on tbe part of himself and
the officers of the Missouri, they contributing
their entire share of the testimonial fund
raised for them to tbe rescued passengers of
tbe Danmark, who lost nearly all they had in
the world on tbe sinking steamer. The por
tion which the crew was .to have received will
he distributed to them, and the officers will
give ther money in full as stated.
SOURING ON THE PRESIDENT.
Indianapolis Republicans Form a Malcon
tents AntUAdmlnlstrntloa Clnb.
Jndianapolis, April 25. There is an open
revolt among the Republican local party work
ers over the distribution of Federal patronage,
and to-night the malcontents organised a club,
headed by Councilman Cummins, and attempt
ed to place themselves In position to be recog
nized. Their grievance chiefly lies in the fact
that only the "party dudes" . and those con
spicuous on dress parades have been appointed
to postal, revenue and other positions.
There is also great dissatisfaction among the
colored voters because so Uttle has been done
for them, only one of their number so far suc
ceeding in catching on as a servant -in the
Perish the Thought.
From the New York Tribune. 3
Such a vast number of men, women and
children, all now claiming to be blood relatives
of George Washington! Hold can It be tbat
"George Washington" was merely an alias,
and .that the real name of tbe fatber of bis
country was John Smith?
Now Proceed Willi tbo Exorcises.
From the Chicago Herald.
RusseU Harrison has arrived at New York
to attend the centennial. His presence at the
centennial Is not less important than was that
of Private Murphy at the battle of Waterloo.
A ainrvel in Its Own Line.
From the Punxsutawncy Spirit.
Speaking of cheap literature, The Pitts
bttko Sunday Dispatch, with its 20 pages of
choice, reading matter; all for a nickel, may
well be called a marvel in tbat line.
Lack of Enterprise In Oklahoma.
From the Globe-Democrat.
The City of Oklahoma Is two days old and has
not ye) organized a baseball team.
From the Inter-Ocean. Z
Tbe Southern question why don't you'uns
let we'ans alone?
UNDER THE LEAVES.
A carpet all of faded brown,
On. the gray bough a doye that grieves;
Death scemeth hereto have his own,
But the spring violets nestle down
Under the leaves.
A brow anstereand sad gray eres,
.Locks In which care ber silver weaves;
Hope see'meth tombed no more to rise,
But God he knoweth on what Wise
Love for Love's sunshine waiting lies
.Under the leaves. V
William Herbert Carruth. in May ScribnerU, H
PLEASURE AND. HAPPINESS,
A Fashionable Wedding at Concordia Hall
Gala Dance and a Unique Bazaar So
ciety Enjoying Itself.
The wedding of Mils Belle Werthelmer,
daughter of Mr. Emanuel Werthelmer, of
North avenue, Allegheny, and Mr. August A.
Wolf tool-place last night In Concordia Club
Hall, Allegheny, and the most fashionable and
best known members of Hebrew society were,
present to witness tbe ceremony.
The ball bad been appropriately decorated
with choice flowers. Garlands of smilax fes
tooned the wall, and around the stage tropical
plants and potted flowers were distributed in
Igreat prof usion. TbeToerge Orchestra were
eugageu to auenu tne ceremony ana tne recep
tion that followed, and furnished an excellent
programme ot music.
It was 630 when the bridal couple, attended
by tbe groomsman, tbe master of ceremonies
and four tiny flower girls as maids of honor,
walked toward tbe stage, where the "Rev. Dr.
Myers performed the ceremony. The bride was
dressed in a robe of white silk, court train, and
trimmed with Ducbesse lace. She wore a
bouquet of lilies of the valley. Miss Ida Wert
helmer, the bridemaid, also wore a white silk
dress and a bouquet of lilies of the valley. Tbe
little ladles' of honor. Misses Stella and Gila
Werthelmer, Alice Guckenheimer and Edna
Floersbelm, carried wreaths of lilies of tbe
After tbe ceremony about 75 guests sat down
to supper in tbe dining room of tbe ball. The
rooms wore magnificently decorated. Costly
presents were showered upon the happy pair,
consisting chiefly of very weighty checks.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Wolf afterward left on an
extensive tour East, and on tbeir return they
will be at home on Stockton avenue.
A FRENCH MARKET.
A Unique but Pretty Entertainment Given
by tbe King's Daughters.
If a stranger bad dropped into tbe basement
of St Peter's Episcopal Church last evening he
would have imagined himself to be in the
market of the French quarter of New Orleans,
or one of the other Southern cities. On
the floor was scattered a layer, of tanbark, and
all sides were stalls and booths, presided over
by pleasant girls dressed in French costumes,
and many of them speaking the French lan
guage. The occasion was a "French market and
bazaar," given by the King's Daughters, of the
church. The Sunday school room, in which the
market was held, was gorgeously deco
rated with draperies of all colors, flags,
Chinese lanterns, etc On the celling were
tacked, large cloth and silk crosses, the em
blem of tbe order, with tbe letters L H.N.
stamped upon them. The windows were draped
with nile green and red muslin, upon which the
many flickering lights danced and made a
To tbe left of the main entrance, was the
Gipsey camp, wbeie fancy articles were sold.
It was in charge ot Misses Pearl Bailey, Jennie
Sankey, Sadie Miller and E. Johnston. They
wore different costumes.
Nearly opposite the camp was the fancy work
booth, in charge of Miss Maud Gittings, as
sisted by the Misses Laura Markle, Sadie Law
town, Bertha Maddock, Loomis, Conner and
Tbe ice cream stall, which was a perfect
bower of beauty and loveliness, was presided
over by Miss Kate Smith, assisted by eight
members of the different circles.
The enriosity shop and gallery was in charge
of tbo Misses Pauline Venners, May Atwell
and Grace Monroe. The gypsy or character
reader was Miss Northrop.
At the northeastern end of tbe room was the
Vienna cafe, in charge of Mrs. Rowand, Pres
ident of tbe King's Daughters, and Mrs. W.H.
House, assisted by the Misses Bunnell,
Northrop, Dolan, Garland, Gardner, Lawtou,
Venners and a number of others.
A pretty feature of tbe market was the
"flower dealers." A number ot smaU children,
members of the Ministering League, carried
baskets of flowers around, which they sold to
The entertainment will be continued this aft
ernoon and evening.
A CHILDREN'S FANCI DRESS.
A Pretty Entertainment Given bv Miss
Thnma's Dancing Class.
The Saturday afternoon class of Thnma's
Dancing Academy gave a children's fancy dress
party and entertainment at New Turner Hall,
Forbes street, last night. The ball was packed
with the parents of the children, and the event
was a decided success in every particular.
The entertainment opened on the stage with
a terpslchorean scene. When the curtain was
raised King Pschoms and Queen Pscbora, at
tended by a retinue of princes and princesses,
marched in and took thejr seats upon a throne.
Upon being seated, tbe King's followers danced
tbe minuet, which was very pretty. After tbe
many graceful movements of the children, two
of them, Kena and Nettie Lowenstein, danced
a Highland fling. They were dressed in regu
lar Highland costume. After this came a
tambourine dance by Lillie Miller, Lena Rein
ecke, Mazie Beyers, Edna Tatem and
Katie Cook. Miss Ollio Price danced
the sailor's hornpipe. The" singing of
the Cook children. Ratio and Marie, was heart
ily applauded by the audience. Following them
came the Misses Nannie Depew, Maud Camp,
Eva Johnston, lola Lingenfetter and Edna
Blackmore, who danced the gavotte with Wal
ter O. Amsler, Carl Maeder, Harry Blackmore,
James D. Bennett and Frank Thuma. The
boys were dressed in knee breeches, long red
coats trimmed with gilt, white satin vests with
lace collar and cuffs. Thtrgirls wore embroid
ered petticoats trimmed with gold in front, and
bad long court trains. Queen Pschora wore a
white cashmere dress with long angel sleeves.
Upon her bead was a white wig and white tips.
The event of tbe evening was the dancing of
tbe American army. Sixteen little misses,
dressed in red. white and bine, went through
the evolutions of warfare. Tbe Daughter of
tbe Regiment, Miss Lena Reinecke, a 6-year-old,
was the premier, and the dancing of tbe
child was wonderful. She carried a rifle
strung across ber shoulders, and In a combat
with ber stage enemies she vanquished tnem.
An amusing feature was the dancing of Misses
Alice Lee and Lena Reinecke while giving
imitations of an Irish wasberwoman, washing
clothes. ,At tbe conclusion of the entertain
ment the children danced until 11 o'clock.
Miss Maggie Thuma deserves credit for the
performances of the children.
ANOTHER ALLEGHENY WEDDING.
Miss Llzzlo Stellz and Mr. O. H. Groetz
Ingor Mnted nt Trinity Church.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Allegheny, was the
scene last night of. tbe solemnization of Miss
Lizzie Steitz' and Mr. O. H. Groetzinger's wed
ding. The church on Stockton avenue looked
very pretty in its beautiful floral decorations
under tbe glare of tbe gaslight.
It was 8 o'clock when the six ushers, Mr. "W.
Groetzinger, Mr. Louis Steitz, Mr. Oscar Ha va
koote, Mr. E. Groetzinger, Mr. Will Watson
and Mr. Will Hoene. entered the church.
Then followed Miss Laura Hoene, the bride
maid, leaning on tbe arm of Mr. R. Seidle, the
best man. The bride and groom followed,
Miss Sictz was arrayed in an elecant crcain
faille dress and a bridal veil of silk tulle. A
necklace of diamonds, tbe groom's present to
tbe bride, was also worn. Mis Steitz wore a
bouquet of white stepbanotis which had been
obtained with great trouble.
After the wedding the bridal party went to
Cyclorama Hall, wbere tbe bride held a recep
tion. Gerncrt and Guentber furnished the.,
music for tbe occasion. '
Mr. and Mrs. Groetzinger will not go on a
wedding trip, but will immediately start house
keeping at 64 Bidwcll street, Allegheny.
SEWIOKLEI SWEET SINGERS.
Tho Benutifni Cantata of Rath Given by
Sewicklcy society swarmed in their Uttle
Opera House last night to hear the rendition of
the cantata of "Ruth" as given by some very
clever amateurs. There were, aside from the
leadiug characters, GO voices in the chnrns, and
they deserve credit for tbe uniformity ami
manner in which they sang. Following Is the
cast In the cantata:
Haomi. Mrs. J. Sharp McDonald: Suth, Mrs. John
A. Koe; Orpah, Mrs. C. P. Miles: Jtwith Maiden,
Mrs. KsteDevore: Jtraetitun Woman. Miss Malla
tiaston: Boat. Mr. W. W. "WhiteseIl:.HCrt.Kap
er, Mr. R. J. Cunningham: AnUtant Reaper, Mr.
"W. M. Boggs; Metttnger, Mr. . V. Campney.
Bnrchltir Ben en.
Charles H. Bouohler, the son of Mr. Fred
Beuchler, of West Diamond street,. Allegheny,
was married last evening to Miss Maggie Beam,
of South Diamond street. Tbe ceremony was
performed by Rev. Dr. Schaeff er of the First
Lutheran Church, at the parsonage. A recep
tion and supper was given at the residence of
the bride's parents,, afterjhe ceremony. The
young couple received a number of handsome
An Easter Entertainment.
The East End branch of tbe Y. M. C. A. gave
an Easter entertainment last night at the
Emory M. E. Church, Penn avenue. Tbe exer
cises were conducted by Mr. Wm. M. Steven
son. A very Interesting twe-partprogramme of
vocal andinstrumental music was rondered
during the evening.,
Mr. Cleveland Waxes Emphatic.
f JtXW TOBK BOBIAU SrXCIAL8".J
New Yobk, April 25. About every morning
ex-President Cleveland finds at his office door
half a dozen reporters who wish to know wbere
he intends to live this summer. He has been
asked daily since he began practicing here' con
cerning the reliability of newspaper cUpplngs
which have located his prospective country
seat in about every town from Secaucus to Osb
kosb. Tbe report in tbis-mornlng'S papers tbat
he and Mrs. Cleveland had leased the Rev.
Browne's cottage in Marlon, Mass.. was the last
straw. The ex-President lost his temper, and
when a reporter showed him the clipping this
noon Mr. Cleveland snatched up a pen and
wrote In big bjack letters; "I am constantly
bothered with questions in regard to country
places already secured or to be secured by my
self or Mr. Cleveland. We have no country
place except Oak View; we want none, and are
not on the lookout for one, and we would not
take one as a gift."
Ten Valuable Horses Burned to Death.
Fire broke out in a "West Side stable this
morning. When tbe smokejind flames reached
the place where the horses were tied they tore
frantically at tbeir halters, in a vain effort to
escape. Two horses broke tbeir halters, and
ten norses stabled on tbe second floor were
bnrned to death. A powerful gray broke bis
baiter and ran down the incline to the first
floor, and then dropped dead. A handsome
bay pony ran out the side door with its mane
and tail ablaze. When an effort was made to
capture him the pony rushed back into the
flames and perished. Twelve horses on the first
floor of the stable were rescued. Tbe ten horses
that were burned were valued at $500 each.
Cleaning Ont the Sharks.
Chief Inspector Byrnes has started to rid New
York City of professional thieves for the cen
tennial. Last night he instructed bis men to
arrest every crook on sight. The detective
sergeants went to work, and by midnight bad
over 50 prisoners conflned-in cells. They were
bank sneaks, all-round tbieves, pickpockets,
hotel thieves, badger workers and highway
men. Denth Preferred to Dyspepsia.
A. W. Bogert, Jr., a prosperous real estate
dealer, shot himself dead in bis bedroom this
morning. The ultimate cause of bis suicide
was dyspepsia. He had been a confirmed dys
peptic for years. Of late his dyspepsia had led
to insomnia, which unsettled his mind. Mr.
Bogert was 48 years old, and was well known
among dealers in real estate.
Turned Up In Time for the Ball.
Black Nancy "Washington, of West Chester
county, has asked tbo Centennial, Committee to
give ber a ticket to the centennial ball because
she is 106 years old. Her parents were servants
of Washington at ML-Vernon. They gave her
several revolutionary kettles and pans in which
Washington's dinners were cooked 100 years
ago. The Centennial Committee wrote Black
Nancy that they would think about her ap
plication. Not Ready to Kill Such a Goose.
It is reported that the Stewart will contest
will be settled up by a compromise within a
few weeks. The tremendous expense which
would attend an appeal are supposed to have
induced tho contestants to favor a final settle
ment outside of tbe courts. Tbe cost of the
contest up to now has been enormous. The
lawyers, who have already extracted a great
chestf ul of testimony from tbe witnesses, are
the most expensive counsel in the coantry.
Mr. Choate, Elihu Root and ex-Judge Russell,
who have got some of the biggest plums out
of this big legal pie, deny that a compromise
May Yet Break the Record.
The big ocean steamer City of New York," of
the Inman line, arrived here this morning in
the van of two steamships tbat left Queens
town together last Thursday. She' earned 800
passengers, and ber time is S days. 14 hours and
12 minutes. The City of Rome left Queens
town ten minutes after tho City of New York,
followed an hour and a half later by the Ger
manic. The Trave, ot the North German
Lloyd.lef t Southampton at 6 o'clock Thursday
evening: The City of New York made a re
markably swift trip, and ber designers believe,
despite ber former failures, that twin screw
propellers will revolutionize ocean travel.
None of tbe other ocean racers have been re
ported, and the officers of the City of New
York are jubilant.
TABLEAUX AND MUSIC.
A Fino Entertainment Given by the Dorcas
Society of tbo Two Cities.
The Dorcas Society, a non-sectarian charita
ble organization, gave an entertainment at Ma
sonic Hall, Allegheny, last evening. It con
sisted of tableaux, recitations and music, and
the proceeds, which amounted to (600, are for
the benefit of tbe society. The object of this
association is to make and distribute clothing
among tb e poor of the two cities.
A number of prominent persons participated
in the entertainment last evening, and the pro
gramme was one of the finest ever given in the
After tbe overture and a song the following
tableaux were formed: "Feast of the Gods on
Mount Olympus," "Apollo and the Muses,"
"The Happy Expression," "Ruth Gleaning in
the Fields of Boaz," "Tbe Interrupted Court
ship," "The Wise and the Foolish Virgins,"
"The City Swell," "Town and Country Love,"
"The Russian Wedding." "Courtship of Miles
Standlsb." "Dick Swiveller and the Mar
chioness," "Pygmallion and Galatea,-' "Ye
Ancient Mariner" and the "Gypsycamp."
The latter was participated In by the follow
Misses Bertha Scully, Rose Dunlevy, Mame
Nicholson, Sidney Grace, Jennie Brown, Dollie
Brown, Nettie Roose, Alice Carter, Jeannette
Grove, Messrs. J. H. Home, John Nicholson,
Charles A. Robb. Galen O. Hartman, A. A.
Gillespie, F. Bradshaw, H. Fish, Master Clifton
Tbe tableaux were interspersed with musio
by tbe drchestra and solos by Messrs. Fred.
Robertshaw and John A. Strouss.
The hall was crowded and the entertainment
was one of the best ever given by the society.
A .Scotch Mnslcale.
Tbe Caledonian Society, of AUegheny, gave
a musical and literary entertainment last even
ing at No. 101 Federal street, Allegheny. A
number ot old Scotch ballads were sung. In
cluding "Annie Lanrle," "Auld Robin Gray."
"Comln Thro' the Rye." "Jeanie's Black E'e,"
The Woe of Spring.
From the l'blladelphla Times. J
Tbe woo of spring is not its curie
Of change lrom balms to blusters;
But that our ulsters won't reverse
By noon to linen dusters.
Modern History Quickly Told.
From the Baltimore American.! " -
The brief but suggestive history ot Oklahoma
Seems to be booms, boomers, boomerangs.
THOUGHTS FOIL ARBOR DAY.
Give foolstheir gold and knaves theirpower;
Let Fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
Who sows a field, or trains a flower,
Or plants a tree, is more than all.
The groves were'God's first temples,
Ere man learned
To hew the shsftand lay the .architrave
AnuSpread theroufabOTO them -ere he framed
The lofty vault, to gather and roll back
The round oraathems. In the darkling wood,
Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down
And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks
Oh! Bosalind, these trees shall be my books,
And In their barks my thoughts I'll character,
Tbat every eye which In this forest look's
Shall sec thy virtue witnessed everywhere.
I care not how men trace their ancestry,
To ape or Adam; let them pratie their whim;
TJut I In June am midway to believe
A tree among mv far progenitors,
Bach sympathy Is mine with all the race, '
Bach mutual recognition vaguely sweet
There is between us.
Summer or winter, day or night,. .
Tbe woods are an erer-new dellgbt;
They give us peace, and they make us strong,
Such wondrous balms to them belong;
So, living or dyings I'll take my ease
Under the trees, under the trees.
- .- ' --Stoddard..
Ice still lingers in the Rangeley Lake's,
Maine, and Is expected to do so until the last of
It is estimated that 100.000,000 copies of
the Constitution of Japan have already been
sold in that country.
A London paper thinks that telephones
are more generaUy used In Sweden than any
where else in the world,
W. E. Mangbam, of Zebnlon, Ga., is
85 years old, and never carried a pistol or fired
one. He Is considered a wonder In bis native
Alexander McMillan, of Elgin, UL,
has gone crazy over love affairs and the sonz
"Razzle Dazzle." He keeps repeating the lat
terall the time.
America publishes more papers than all
the rest ot the world combined. Last year Its
17,107 periodicals printed the enormous num
ber of 2,859,566,500 enough to supply every soul
on earth with two newspapers.
An expedition has started from Evans
ville.Ind., to explore Central America. "Tha
party Is equipped with photographers and na
turalists' supplies and takes along several
newspaper men to write up the country. .
A considerate suicide in New Hamp
shire, so that there would be no time wasted
grappling for his body, bof ore jumping "Into
the water, tied one end of a rope around' his -waist
and the other to the trunk of a tree onv
the bank. .
There is a cob pipe factory located at
Sedan, Ma, which is doing a rushing business.
Tbe factory pays at the rate of 1 cents for
lJi-inch cobs and IK cents for 1-inch cobs. A
man hauled a load th other day of 1-indi
cobs which brought him J5t
A phantom team is said to haunt the
house which marks the scene of a terrible
tragedy in Washington county, Maine. People
in the vicinity say tbat tbey hear it drive ud
about once In two weeks. Tbe men in the lum
ber camps near by also declare tbat tbe ghost
disturbs their dreams.
Xi. M. McCartney, of Ellenbnrg, CaL,
has a tomcat that hunts ducks. He bides upon
the bank of the creek and pounces upon tho
duck as it swims past. Notlongago he caueht
a greenhead and brought It to shore, when the
duck started to fly, dragging Tom several rods,
but he held on and finally killed the duck.
The license law of Sweden forbids any
person buying drink without purchasing some
thing to eat at the same time. Brandy is the
national drink, and it cannot be sold in a
quantity less than two bottles. As tbe poor are
unable to purchase drink often In this way, the
law Is said to have greatly promoted temperate
A record of 100 times arrested was left
bya New Haven man, who died insane this
week. Hfs arrests were chiefly for drunken
ness, and It was through his excesses tbat his"
mind gave way. It was one of his tricks, when -arreste
j,to throw his shoulder out of joint and
then by frantic groans to solicit the sympathy
of the officers in charge. He was about 70
years pf age.
There is a grim humor about some of
Judge Lynch's executions. A bank President
in Southwest Texas made away with all the
f nnds under bis charge and tben posted on the
door of his institution, "Bank Suspended."
That night he was Interviewed by a number ot
depositors, who left him banging to a tree with
this notice pinned to his breast: "Bank Presi
dent Suspended." Bank suspensions will not
occur very frequently in that locality.
Some time ago, when a gentleman of
Bucksport, Me., was married, he took his brida
on a visit to her people at Ellsworth. In the
afternoon he bad petted a little nephew and
showed bim his false teetb, with which the
little fellow was much amused. In the evening
when tbe company was assembled tbe conver
sation lagged, and some one said: . "What shall
we do nextr" The little boy spoke up and said:
"Show 'em your false teeth, Uncle Air
It is a very valuable and comprehensive
piscatorial collection that Commissioner Black
ford has presented to the museum of the City
College, New York. It contains 300 preserved
specimens, or nearly all the varieties of food
fish found in the waters of North America and
South America, tbat have been procured
during the past quarter of a century by tbe
United States Fish Commissioners. It will
malce tbe finest show of tbe kind to be seen in
A. "W. Miller, of TJniontown, is the en
vied possessor of an object .of considerable
curiosity and veneration, viz: a Hebrew Shekel,,
said to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. It
is a rare thing to see one of these ancient coins
or pieces of money, of the kind for which Jo
seph was sold lnJol-Egypt. This" rare old com, '
an heirloom, has been in Mr. Miller's family for
several generations. It was brought from Je
rusalem by one Herr Isaac Abrams away back
in the distant past. Mr. Miller value3 this little
shekel at t5C0,
A remarkable case of a dog's fidelity is
reported from Jefferson, Fla. Tbe ani
mal, called "Zolla," belonged to a physician
who died lately. He accompanied the funeral
party to the cemetery, and ever since, twice a
day morning and night he has visited tbe
grave, and several times has been sitting upon
it, as though expecting the deceased to appear.
A man. who resembled the doctor, reports that
more than once "Zolla" has met bim on the
street, followed him home and sat for hours is
front of his door. '
At the outbreak of the Civil "War a
colored family by tbe name of Lindsey, con
sisting of man and wife, with three children, a
girl and two boys, were sold into slavery at In
dependence, 5Jo. Tbe entire family were
separated. At tbe close of tbe war the father
made up his mind that be wonld devote the
balance of his lire to discover the whereabouts
of his family. For the past 23 year? he has had
that sole object in view. He has traveled and
worked, bearing tbe brand ot innumerable
hardships, to accomplish bis purpose. In Mis
souri a few weeks ago the old man obtained
tbe first clew to tbe whereabouts of bis son
Allen, who was reported by a white man to be
at Paris, Tex. The old man worked his way to
Paris and there met his son Allen. From him.
be learned the whereabouts ot his other son
and daughter, whom he visited. He Is still
searching for his wife.
Mountaineers must be good-looking men.
At least they are not plain men. Bot ton Courier,
"Mary, you were more than usually cross
to the children last week, were yoa not?"
"1'es, ma'am, bnt It was Fusion Week, yoa
know." Minntapolit Tribune.
"What is your son to do after he leaves
college, Mr. Benrtxr"
I don't know. I think he'd make a good
critic, he is so fond of cutting up. "Harper's'
LET 'EST. COME.
The balmy days are almost here,
"When picnic woods are dry, """
And picnic pants get full of ants
And sit down In picnic pie. "
At the Tea Table. Visitor Myl How
much the baby resembles you, Mrs. Fairbanks.
Hobble (whose father is a little sensitive I.
guess you'd say it looks like papa If yon saw him
once with niswigon ana ms ieeia ouir jsoiu
Mrs. Jinx I'm going to commence bouse
cleaning to-day. Mr. Jinx Well? Mrs. Jinx
"Well. I wish yon would swear your phonograph
full and send It np to the house for me to turn on
occasionally when my feelings get too much for
me, will you? Terre Haute Express,
JUST TUX SJLME.
Bock I Bock! Bock I
On thy Iron-bound kegs, OBeerl -
And the searching power Of the
beer that Is bovc
Is Jus t like It wis Tut year,
A Glimpse of "What is Coming. Editor
of Oklahoma Terror (to foreman) Bow mucai
more copy do you want?
Foreman (wildly) Copy! Thunderl l'vel
chucked every line of your editorial oh the standby
lng galley, and still I can't una room for that last!
two-columns and a half ot "Announcements of I
Candidates for Coroner. "Chicago Tribune. jS
New Boston Society. Tourist Ot course
you have no exclusive society here, no J T
Prominent Citizen of .New Boston. Kan.
Ham' t, hey? You bet we have. If hit wasn'tfer '
one thing, we'd have an exclusive Fonr Hundred
here, like McAllister has corralled la Sew York!
Tourist Indeed? "What obstacle preveats.lts
Prominent Citizen A blamed good one. -"Kou
see, podner, New Boston hain't got bn 399 Inhab
itants. - - -r -
Left. The ardent Jover had "just, sjk'ed
her to be his bride, for she had given him cause to
hope, and she had answered simply: -"Yes,
George, If yoa can get papa's consent. '
'I will," hn answered passionately. 'Where
Is he? ne shall give bis consent. I would seek
the utmost heights of heaven or the darkest depths
of hades to get It!" be cried. .
'1 guess you'll hare to, George," she answered
quietly; "pa's dead."
And, with an awful realization that all was over,
George went borne, and, putting-on'hls little
brother's copper-toed boots, kicked himself!
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