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PITTSBDRO, SATURDAY, APR. 27, 1SS3.
A NEW TAX COMMISSION.
The resolutioa creating a commission to
prepare a plan of local, us well as State,
taxation, which went with a rnsh through
the legislature yesterday, is commendable
as an effort to obtain a thorough settlement
of a vexed and difficult subject. But, as it
simply resorts to a method that has been
tried several times and only postpones the
final settlement of the question of taxation,
there is room for doubt as to whether it will
attain its purpose.
If we are not mistaken the resort to com
missions for schemes of fiscal taxation has
been made till it is threadbare; and the re
sults in securing a permanent and satisfac
tory scheme of taxation can be stated by a
cipher. Perhaps this commission may do
better; and the hope that its difference in
constitution will produce a difference in re
sults may be well founded. But when we
find that every other revenue commission
has been doctored into unrecognizable shape
by the legislature, the guarantee is lacking
that even if the new body solves the insolu
ble problem of getting up a scheme of taxa
tion that will satisfy diverse and conflicting
interests, its recommendations will be
It is useless to blink at the fact that an
always difficult -question, and one so far
which has proved too tough for our states
men, has its difficulties immenselv enlarged
in the task set for the new commission.
After the question of State taxation has
been wrestled with for 25 years and won
-every bout, it requires a sanguine spirit to
believe that the body created by this reso
lution cannot only conquer it, but overcome
the lar greater difficulty of uniting with it
a uniform and equitable scheme of local
Since it is decided to begin the whole
question all over again, we can only hope
that the commission will prove itself ade
quate to its heavy task and wish it a happy
deliverance ont of its travails.
CONSTITUTION AND POLITICS.
A very remarkable feature of the present
Legislature awakens the protest of our con
servative cotemporary, the Philadelphia
Ledger. It refers to a statement with refer
ence to a bill recently brought up in the
House, of which the correspondent says:
"This is the bill to which Senator Quay has
given his consent," The intelligent for
eigner or the future historian who might
study onr State institutions would, upon
reading this remark, refer to our Constitu
tion In order to find out what provision of
it endows a Senator from this State with the
power to consent to or withhold his consent
from State legislation. It would be hard to
discover any such power in the Constitu
tion; yet the perusal of the political records
of the time would reveal the general impres
sion that the junior Senator of the State has
the power of approving or disapproving of
legislation which takes precedence over the
Governor's veto, it being exercised in ad
vance of the passage ofla ws. The presence
of this power in politics, and its entire ab
sence from the Constitution, may create the
impression among outsiders that this State
is not governed in accordance with its writ
ten Constitution. And it is not altogether
clear that the impression would be entirely
THE PENITENTIARY REPORT.
The ieport by the Senate Appropriation
Committee of its investigation of the River
side Penitentiary bears out the impression
already stated in The Dispatch, that the
charges of corruption and crooked manage
ment were not sustained. The report dis
misses these serious charges with slight cere
mony, but it proceeds to a criticism of the
penitentiary management upon points of im
portance, no doubt, but much less vital than
the actual dishonesty which was charged.
These criticisms bear upon the discipline of
the prison, alleged lack oi order and clean
liness in the hospital, the centering of too
much power and responsibility upon the
"Warden, and some looseness in the book
keeping accounts of the penitentiary with
the various counties. The criticisms are
rather in the line of recommendations than
of arraignment, and will doubtless receive
their proper attention and result in improve
ment But the claim of the committee that
the completion of the new wing of the peni
tentiary is not necessary is more in the na
ture of argument than a report upon testi
mony actually received. The committee's
logic that the Huntingdon Reformatory can
relieve the penitentiary of a large share
of its inmates would have much force if the
Huntingdon Reformatory was complete. But
in view of the fact that the other institution
is still uncompleted, it would be bad econ
omy to refuse the slight sum of money
necessary to complete the 'almost finished
wing of the penitentiary, and thus postpone
the relief it would give to the already
crowded penal institutions of the State.
SENATE AND SYNDICATE.
The Senate made a rally in defense of the
Soldiers Orphans' School syndicate yester
day by its amendment to the House provis
ion excluding that politico-commercial
body from further participation in the ap
propriations. This indicates the affection.
of the Senate for the syndicate; Srofit will
not save the latter from its fate.
The effect of public opinion and of the
repeated revelations concerning the syndi
cate schools was shown in the overwhelming
Tote of the House on this very point It is
not likely that the latter body will be per
suaded to go back on itself and public
opinion at one and the same time by re
versing one of the most independent actions
it has taken in this session.
But the evidence of the ties that bind the
Senate and the syndicate is touching. In
life they were like brothers and - in death
the Senate seems to think that they must
not be divided.
A CASE FOR INVESTIGATION.
It is probable that press reports from Ok
lahoma have given especial and possibly
undue prominence to the disorders and suf
fering that have arisen in the rapid settle
ment of that territory. It is natural that
the correspondents .should accentuate the
sensational features of that ' remarkable
movement; but when we consider that 25,000
or 30,000 people have in less than a, week
moved In and settled a section of territory
as large as "Western Pennsylvania, the
amount of collision and the mischances
lrom lack of supplies appears remarkably
small. With a full investigation, it is
probable that the settlement of Oklahoma
will appear in its true light of a triumph
of American good order and capacity for
But there is a necessity for sharp action
on the part of the Government, if the pledges
of the Secretary of the Interior, that the
distribution of the land shall be conducted
on a fair basis, is to be redeemed. The
charge is openly made that a large portion
of the most valuable town sites has been
gobbled up by collusion with the officers
placed in charge of the territory by the
Government" It is specifically charged that.
United States Marshal Needles supplied his
friends with bogus commissions as deputy
marshals by which they were allowed to go
in and take up lands in advance of the body
of settlers. This assertion is corroborated
by reports from various towns in which, it
is stated, that the deputy marshals took up
the majority of the to wn lots. Other United
States officers are charged with complicity
in acts of the same sort. All of them are
in direct violation of justice and a practical
nullification of the good faith of the Gov
ernment The administration should investigate
these charges and, if they are true, take off
some official heads with great promptness. It
would be a very severe impeachment of the
present administration if its earliest ap
pointments should become implicated in
land jobbery at the cost of actual settlers,
and go unpunished.
THE MILE TROUBLES.
The milk dealers and producers are still
tussling with the problem of forming a com
bination. The dealers yesterday submitted
an agreement to the producers which com
prises the essential features of a pool re
striction of supply, pledge against ship
ments direct to retailers or consumers, and
the other details by which it is hoped to
protect the profits of the middleman against
That any claim of superiority for the
milk producers' organization in this respect
would be a pot-and-kettle affair is suffi
ciently shown by the debate at the meeting.
"What is more important, the futility of the
methods of restriction and arbitrary prices
applied to this trade, is shown by the fact
that they have already produced insubor
dination among the shippers on the one
hand, and on the other lost the dealers a
considerable portion of their supply.
"When our friends in the milk business
perceive the fact that competition cannot be
shut off, they will also see that, intelligently
applied, it will keep down the charges of
middlemen to a fair level and insure good
supplies for the trade. At present they are
chasing a shadow and hurting themselves
more than anyone else.
AN UNLAWFUL ATTITUDE.
The labor dispute at the Dnquesne Steel
"Works shows the necessity for both law and
intelligent public opinion to assert their
power. Both are practically defied by
the attitude to which that contest has been
Whatever wrong there may have been in
the inception of the trouble, the laws of the
land and the public welfare are attacked
when any men or set of men proceed to the
length ot declaring that they will enter a
mill and take ont by force the hands who
go to work. Unless the reports have slan
dered the strikers and the reports of such
threats appear to come from sources friendly
to them they have arrogated that;
power. This is destructive alike of law
and liberty. There is no protection for any
man and no liberty for labor, it a self-constituted
body of men can exercise the right
of prohibiting a man from working, or of
threatening force if he' disregards their pro
hibition. The strikers have the right to use peacea
ble arguments to persuade others not to
accept reduced wages; but they should un
derstand that they cannot usurp the power
of forbidding work; this could not be allowed
to government in a free land.
A LITTLE CREDIT DUE.
The defeat of the grade-crossing bill in
the State Senate1 on Thursday is one of the
acts of decency with which we must credit
our legislators. A measure professedly
framed for the protection of life and prop
erty has some claim Upon public considera
tion; but when that is used as a cloak for
shutting out new railroads from the princi
pal cities of the State, and protecting the
corporations already in the enjoyment of
grade crossings, it certainly has deserved de
feat When a newspaper so favorable to
the existing corporations as the Philadel
phia -Ledger recognizes this characteristic in
the bill, and declares that it should never be
passed, it is plain that the consideration of
the bill should never have gone so far as it
did. If any further proof of the influences
which inspired it were needed, the circular
recently published, in which the Pennsyl
vania Railroad officers exercised their influ
ence in its favor, should be sufficient to rank
it as a corporation measure..
' It is satisfactory to give the credit that is.
"'' - THE
due to the Senate for its action on this meas
ure. While the Legislature has been very
remiss in failing to pass legislation for the
enforcement of the Constitution and the pro
tection of the industrial interests of the
State, we are ready to concede that it hastat
least refrained from the leading measures
designed to increase the power and privi
leges of the corporation. Prominent ex
amples of this sort are the bill designed to
perpetuate the monopoly of the existing
steam railroads and that to perpetuate the
monopoly of the existing street railway cor
porations. Even such small favors as the
defeat of these measures in the interest of
the public will be thankfully received from
The persistence of the trust combinations
is causing the growth of the feeling, which
is expressed even by the protection news
papers, that, in the next session of Congress,
it may be well to salt the Sugar Trust, and
to take the sweetness away from the Salt
Trust, by abolishing the duties on bojh
The reduction of railway fares to New
York on the Pennsylvania Railroad to
?10 50 is a grateful evidence that notwith
standing Trunk Line Associationsthe forces
of competition are still at work. Pittsburg
has heretofore had fb pay higher railroad
fares than any other city of its importance.
Protest against it has done little good; but
the influence which does correct such in
justice is apparent from the statement of a
railroad official in regard to this reduction,
that "the Pennsylvania Railroad now has
some opposition from here to New York
and this is the reason the fare was re
duced." It is almost inevitable that the course of
events at Harrisburg should cause compari
son to be made between the vigorous and
clean administration of Governor Pattison
and the prevailing policy. Comparisons
are odious to those who suffer by them; bnt
they are made just the same.
THEreport that Baron Alphonse de Roths
child lost $15,000,000 by the collapse of the
copper combination will cause few tears,
except those which may flow from the Bar
on's own eyes. The number ot people who
can lose 15,000,000 in that way is so few
that Rothschild need expect little of the
sympathy that flows from fellow-feeling.
The world at large will not see any reason
for going into mourning if the Baron should
keep on going into combinations and losing
$15,000,000 every time, until he is forced' to
retire from such enterprises on a pittance of ,
a few millions.
The reported intention of the licensed
saloonkeepers to raise. the price of beer to
ten cents a glass, and that of liquor .in pro
portion, would, if carried into effect, indi
cate that the liquor-selling interest is
anxious to beat the record of the horse
leech' 8 daughters.
Mb. Whebby'b outspoken course in the
Legislature evokes from the Philadelphia
Press this sarcasm: "As the list of meas
ures out of which he can coin political capi
tal at Harrisburg decreases, he assumes a
new role, that of a phenomenal objector."
Mr. Wherry doubtless .perceived long ago
that he can assume no better role, nor one
which will more clearly earn the approval
of the people, than that of constantly ob
jecting to jobs in the interest of corporations
or measures that are prejudicial to the pub
Mb. Cleveland says that he has no
country place except Oak Yiew, that he
wants no" other and would not take one as a
gift Perhaps Mr. Cleveland thinks that
1892 may bring Oak Yiew into demand
again as a retreat from the White House.
Whek the people of the Northwest op
pose the dressed beef combination by in
telligent measures to revive competition in
the dressed beef industry, then they will do
some good. But the attempt to establish
high priced beef in the interests of the
butchers, and to decrease the principal de
mand for Western cattle, is a gigantio ex
ample of .biting off the nose to spite the
If it should prove as reported that the
walls of the new postoffice are out of plumb,
it will generally be taken as evidence that
the politics which controlled the erection of
that building were not exactly upright
The action of the anthracite coal roads,in
reducing the rates of anthracite coal to the
mills and furnaces of their section, looks
like a practical confession of the assertion
made in these columns, that the burden of
excessive railroad rates levied upon the I
iron industry of Eastern Pennsylvania by
the anthracite pool has been the cause of
the failures in that industry.
It is a healthy and commendable en
thusiasm which is tnrning that old sea-dog,
Captain Murrell, who rescued the passengers
of the sinking Danmark, into the lion of
the cities of the East
It is not pleasant to notice the reappear
ance of yellow fever in Florida; bnt there
is some satisfaction in observing that the
people of the State have learned that it does
not pay to hush up the existence of an epi
demic and let it spread, -for fear that meas
ures to suppress and isolate it will deprive
them of the revenue from Northern visitors.
The statement that enough stone is here
and on the way, to finish the new postoffice
is pleasant; but it is rather too strong a
draft on the public credulity.
. The Allegheny Yalley'Railroad denies
that it is actually run in the interest of the
P. R. R.; and the Pennsylvania Railroad
would deny, if it was brought into court,
that it secured the suppression of the South
Penn project. What wildly mistaken ideas
the publie does get concerning the purposes
of corporate management i
PEOPLE OP PKOMINEflCE.
MubatHaxstead's health is steadily im
proving. M. Coqueltn, since his return to Paris, has
been outspoken in bis admiration of the ap
preciation of humor shown by Americans.
THE Chinese Minister at Washington has
a great admiration for American women. He
says they are the most beautiful in the world.
Secretary Tract returned to Washing
ton from New York yesterday morning. He
will leave again to-day. and will probably be
absent a weak.
Secretary Blaine was feeling very much
better yesterday. In fact, he has almost re
covered from his indisposition, but did not go
to bis office, owing to the heavy rain storm.
Walter W. Ecorr, Principal of the Phil
lips Exeter Academy, at Exeter, N. H., f orhe
$ast five years, has resigned to accept the man
agership of the literary interests of a large
publishing house in Chicago.
General Clinton B. FiSK, the late Prohl
bitlon candidate .for President, emphatically
denies the rumor that lie .Intends to leave the
Prohibitionists and j61n the Republican party.
He claims that the Prohibition party was never
in better condition than now.
PITTSBURG DISPATCH, '
THE TOPICAL TALKER.-
The Star Fungus Haste's Advance Tennis,
a la Female A Queer Contrast
The star f uncus, or as the learned gentlemen
of the Microscopical Society Called it at their
meeting on Thursday, the GeasterHydromata
cus, is one of the queerest looking things ot
vegetable growth that I have ever seen. The
specimen which Mr. Kennedy presented to the
Microscopical Society was. found near the
reservoir which supplies Sewlckley with water.
In general appearance and size it is like the
star"fisb, but in color It is a dark dun with
specks of allghter tint upon Its points. It is
always found, they say, on damp ground. Its
sensitiveness to the influence of moisture is
remarkable. When dry, the points of the star
curl up, upon the corolla as it were, but set for
a minute in a moist place they' uncbrl again
and so long as wet remain extended.
The fungus grows, as has been said, in
swampy-neighborhoods, and is usually found
clinging to the earth close to rocks or trees. It
seems to be anything but common, and, as far
as I can hear, has only been f ound'in one place,
near Sewickley, in" this region. When the
fungus is taking in water or drying ous its
movements would convince the unlearned ob
server that it belonged to the animal Instead of
th e vegetable Kingdom.
"Little Rhodt is to have her first musical
festival of any importance at Providence next
week. It will extend over Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, and is dosigned to celebrate
the first anniversary of tho Rhode Island
Choral Association. They are to have acnorus
ot 500 voices, and Carl Zerrahn will be the di
rector. Harper's Weekly, commenting on the Provi
dence concerts, sees in them a sign of the de
velopment of the national musical taste. It is
Pittsburg's pleasant knowledge that her musi
cal taste Is improving rapidly, and that a great
step forward is to be signalized shortly by the
Hay Festival on a grand scale in the Exposi
A ratheb unique experiment was made re
cently in the tennis courts at the Ponce de
Leon, Bt Augustine. Four young Northerners,,
who enjoy the distinction of being the best
tennis players at St Augustine this Season, de
termined to try how much their fair opponents
were encumbered by their dresses. Tbey ac
cordingly borrowed garments from their sis
ters and other fellows' sisters, and, arrayed In
these, played several games of tennis to the in
tense delight of admiring crowds of friends.
The young men asserted after the- trial that
they had not f onnd the skirts, etc., in the way.
One of them said that he gotalong all right In
his peculiar toggery, but found a fan which
hung from his girdle a confounded nuisance.
The sight of those four stalwart young ath
letes rushing abont the courts in a very much
mixed assortment of feminine garments must
have been very amusing. Luckily the scene
was perpetuated by some of the spectators, who
possessed photographic cameras.
The ladies, however, objected at the time,
and do still object that the test was not a fair
one. To discover the disadvantages unuer which
young women labor in playing tennis to their
full extent, it is claimed that the men should
have donned ladles' attire in its entirety. As it
was they wore their trousers and men's under
clothing under the feminine disguise.
A clergyman told me the other day of a
peculiar contrast he observed in the house of
one of the poorest of his flock.
"The man I speak of," said the clergyman,
"is a fair example of the class who do not pos
sess much money and do not get the full benefit
of what they have, but waste their means in
silly and I might say childish extravagances.
His home is exceedingly humble a mere frame
hut in fact but when I called there the other
day it happened to be raining by tho way the
first thing I noticed was a pair of lace curtains
hanging in the window. He called my atten
tion to them when I had talked to him and his
wife a while, and informed me that he was
buying them on the installment plan for $7 50.
Now several panes of glass in the windows
which these curtains screened were broken,
and to catch the rain which blew through these
holes a series of pots and pans were arranged
along the sill. The contrast was really com
ical." A PAMILY op centenarians.
A Brother and Three Sisters All More Than
One Ilundred Years Old.
Washington, O. H.,- O., April 2d, The remarkable-,
longevity of many people in Ohio is
a matter of great interest at the present time.
Mrs. Margaret Arnold, of Pickaway county, is
undoubtedly the most aged person in the State.
Mrs, Margaret-Arnold was born near Rich
mond, Va., July-4, 1777. Her father, Robert
Eiser, had a family of 12 children, four of whom
are still living. Margaret was a handsome girl,
and while very young married Mr. Frederick
Arnold, who has been dead more than half a
century. She came to Ohio in the year 1818,
and settled in Chillicothe. From that place she
removed to a farm in Fayette county, Ohio, and
presently to Illinois, where she remained 23
years. Sho made her living at the tailor trade
until age crept upon her, when she returned to
Ohio. She has been living for a number of
years with her son, Mr. Henry Arnold, on a
thousand acre farm through which runs the
dividing line of Fayette and. Pickaway coun
ties. Mrs. Arnold, began about 70 years ago to
smoke tobacco and kept up this practice until
six months ago. She still occasionally calls for
her pipe, bnt when it is lighted and brought to
her she cannot smoke. There are four living
members of her father's family, and each of
them is 'over 100 years of age. The eldest sis
ter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hillard, is living in Lynn
county, Iowa, having been twice married. She
is 115 years of age.
The other sister, Mrs. John Bailey, is living
in Dakota at the age of 109 years. Henry Ar
nold received a letter from Mrs. Bailey's daughter-in-law
only the week before last which
stated that tne old lady was in good health
and able to walk about the yard, her sight be
lliam Kiser. the only living brother, who
was thonght to be dead, is still Uvingat the old
home place near Richmond, Ya., aged 104
years. William never left the scene ot his
childhood, having spent more than a century
on tne same oiu larui.
If there is a family in the United States that
can show as remarkable a record for longevity
as the Kiser family it has not been made
THE AMELIORATION OP LABORERS. "
A Conference of European States in the In
terests of Worklngmen.
Washington, April 23. Information has
reached the State Department that the Swiss
Government has invited European manufac
turing States to send representatives to a con
ference in the Interests of the working classes,
to be held atBerne next September.
The subjects for consideration will be: Pro
hibition of Sunday work; limitation upon the
age and hours -of employment of factory chil
dren; limitation of night work, and prohi
bition of the employment of minors and chil
dren in peculiarly dangerous, and unhealthy in
Comparisons are Odious.
From the N ew York World, 1
When Cassar crossed the Rubicon he took,
the most important step of his life. When
Bonlanger crossed tho Channel he was seasick.
Therefore but draw the conclusion to suit
From the Chicago Times.
Now it is reported that the Italian Govern
ment Is prejudiced against American pork. A
government that can't raise any sort of meat
but macaroni oughtn't to say anything.
Hard to Understand.
From the New York Herald, l
How Mr. Cleveland's Postmaster General
managed to find so many men incompetent .to
run a country postoffice is one of those myste
ries which can never be explained. .
An Did Saw Discredited.
from the Detroit Tribune.
When Washington was Inaugurated, In 1789,
did anybody hear-him say: "It won't make any
difference a hundred years from now," etc.?
Look at the racket in New York.
No Wonder He's Expert
From the Public Ledger.
General Harrison is declared by the Wash
ington Star to be an expert physiognomist
He has had big opportunities of studying
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Rutland, Vr., April 2.-H. B. Spofford, the
historian, of Clarendon, died yesterday. Be was
a well-known historical writer, and a poet of more
TOO MANY TURNIPS.
A Reform Inaugurated In the Department
From the Nebraska State Journal.'!
Jerry Rusk found on entering the Agricul
tural Department as a member ot the Cabinet
-that the chief industry of the department for
the past four years has been sending out turnip
seeds to the constituents of the 800 odd Con
gressmen. Mr. Husk is a practical agriculturist himself
and admlresrthe turnip as a nournlshing vege
table that takes up comparatively little room
on the farm and grows quietly to the best of
its ability and without making any hurrah
about It But he thought that if the depart
ment was undertaking to introduce the turnip
as the principal. If not the sole, crop of the
small army of honest agriculturists in the
country who depend on their Congressmen for
seeds with which to plant their broad acres,the
market wonld be so glutted that a turnip trust
would be inevitable with all the distress and
heartburning and newspaper denunciation that
the word implies.
So he proceeded to question the chief clerks
and messengers of the Agricultural Depart
ment as to the cause of this singular discrep
ancy in favor ot turnip seed in the annals of
the department The answer was soon forth
coming. The demand for place among young
men and women residing In the District of Co
lumbia and along the borders of Maryland and
Virginia among the seed distributors of the de
partment was so overwhelming to the sensi
bilities of Commissioner Colman that he con-'
eluded that it was necessary to spend as little
money as posslblo for seeds and as much as
possible for packers of seeds.
So the turnip was called upon to furnish seed
ot low price, bnt which would go a long way on
account of its smatness, toward planting a
man's farm. Turnip 'seeds then became the
staple seed of the bureau, and a very large
number of young men and women were hired
out ot the saving to put them up in little pa
pers, label them with the names of every im
aginable variety of turnips, and mall them to
the constituents of the three hundred and odd
Congressmen who wanted seeds of some sort
to show that they were recognized by the Gov
ernment and were not very particular what
they got so they got seeds.
Governor Rusk has discharged about 100
turnip seed packers, and will let his fund rest
and recuperate awhile, and then be will give
Us a rest on turnip seeds and send us material
for the production of beets, parsnips, vegeta
ble oysters, egg plants, beans and peas, and so
on, so that the farmers will have a greater va
riety of crops with Vhich to bless their cattle,
their wives and children, and the stranger
within their gates.
CLEVELAND IS A CANDIDATE.
He Emphatically Denies That He Is Out of
the Next Presidential Race.
Charleston, S. C, April 28. Some time
ago there appeared in an obscure little North
Carolina weekly what purported to be an inter
view with ex-President Cleveland. In the in
terview Mr. Cleveland was made to say that he
would positively not accept the Democratic
Presidents! nomination in 1892; that his public
life was at an end. To a member of the edl-
' torial stall ol the Charleston World who for
warded the clipping from the North Carolina
weekly to the ex-President Mr. Cleveland has
written as follows In regard to this particular
I think it la very unprofitable to attempt to run
down the errors and misrepresentations of a news
paper Interview. I return the clipping you sent
me, purporting to contain a part or an interview
with me during my recent trip to Florida. Ton
ask me to say whether or not It Is correct. I shall
content myself in this case with hereby saying
that the report of the interview contained in the
clipping is very inaccurate and I misleading.
Yours truly,' OrtOVZH CLEVXIAND.
In thelichtof the recent prominence which
has been given to Mr. Cleveland in New York,
and the continuous linking of his name with
the Presidental nomination in 1892, 'it is re
garded as strikingly significant this denial on
his part of the correctness of an Interview in
which occurs the positive statement that he
would not accept a renomlnation to the Presi
dency four years hence.
AN OCEAN ROMANCE.
Marriage of n Swedish Heiress Who Was a
St. Paul, April 28. One of the trains from
Chicago, arriving this morning, brought Miss
Frankie Bjornson, a young lady who was one
of the passengers of the lost steamer Danmark;
she informed the authorities that she expected
gentlemen to meet her at the Union depot but
no one came. The young woman was much
worried, being entirely alone and without
friends in this vicinity. She finally determined
to wait at an uptown hotel, whither she was
Soon after a train front Aberdeen, D. T., ar
rived, bringing a young man. who at once in
quired for a young lady answering to the de
scription of Miss Bjornson. In a little whllo
that lady appeared to renew her inquiries for
the man she wanted to see, and the two met.
It was learned that Miss Bjornson is a
Swedish heiress who had come to this country
to meet her lover. Hans P.Nelson, a prosper
ous young physician of Aberdeen, after years
of separation, daring which he had laid the
foundations of a home in the West She is
handsome and highly educated. The two were
married this evening, and to-morrow leave for
their future home at Aberdeen.
CAUSE OP THE BLUNDER.
Two Judge Whites In the State How to
Identify Pittsburg's Jurist.
From the Philadelphia Press.!
Considerable curiosity has been displayed
since tbe announcement was made that Judge
White, of Pittsburg, was in this' city. He has
been confounded with Judge Harry White, of
Indiana. Hon. J. W. F. White, of the Com
mon Fleas Court of Allegheny.Connty, is not
the kind of a man one meets every day, as a
thousand or so liquor dealers ot Pittsburg
have reason to know.
He Is a slender man. a trifle under medium
height about 60 years of age, and dresses in
the prevailing style ot 40 years ago, including
the "shad-belly" coat of that period. His face
is a good one. lighted up by a pair of piercing
gray eyes. He wears a fall beard, rather gray
and straggling. Jndge White is in the third
year ot his second term. Ho is a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and occa
sionally fills a pulpit in the absence of the
astor. His son, Hon. W. H. White, is a mem
er of the present House of Representatives.
AGAIN AT THE FORE. N
Massachusetts Prohibitionists Renew Their
Perennial Attack on Liquor.
Boston, April 26. With the smoke of the
recent battle still lingering in the air, the Pro
hibitionists, undaunted by defeat, are again at
the fore, renewing their perennial fight for
This morning the Committee on Liquor Laws
at the State House gave a hearing on petition
of 'Rev. A. A. Miner for the 'enactment of a
prohibitory statute, and a number of persons
addressed the committee in favor of it
Unhappy the Head That Wears a Crown,
From the Harrisburg Telegraph.
During the last century there have been 27
cases of insanity in the Bavarian royal family.
Excuse us from being a king.
Frank Herdic, of Willlamsport caught
five trout that measured six feet when laid end
A Jamestown baby was photographed 83
minutes after it was born. The happy father
took tbe picture.
A citizen of Bellefonte lost his pocket book
containing $190, broke bis little finger and at
tended his mother-in-law's funeral all on the
Dr. Swartzlander, of Doylestown, Pa.,
has made a new Up by plastic surgery for a
patient whose upper Up had been torn oft by
an angry horse.
A house near Macuugle, Pa., occupied by
two widows was visited a few nights since by
thieves. The widows blew a horn, the neigh
bors rallied, and the thieves got off precipi
tately. A Tioga man hid a two-gallon jug of whisky
in his oat bin. Somebody found it took a
drink, and in returning the jug to its place,
carelessly spilled its contents. Next ahorsu
broke out and ate enough of the oats to make
Caleb Wetdner, teacher of a school near
Allentown, having lost ten days by sickness,
"made It up" at the end ot the term, after all
the children had left school, by daily going
through all tbe forms as If they were present
thus drawing the full salary.
AT Monongahela City a big catfish has been
seen in a pool in the river for several years.
Last year Will Wheeler Baw Jt and struck at It
.with an ax; Lou McDonal got it once on his
line; several of , the, fishermen have seen the
monster, which is described as about six feet
long with a head on It like a grain shovel. This
year there will De an organized effort to cap
A Plea for Parks.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
I see the park question is mooted In your
issue of the 24th. Why can't Pittsburg have a
park, or rather small parks? This question is
asked in good faith and In no cautious spirit
If she has not the necessary legislation, then
why not procure it at once and thus begin the
good work? I do not view parks so much from
an aesthetic standpoint as do many I look upon
them as a necessary concomitant of a city, and
especially of a city of workers and producers
like Pittsburg. We should have places owned
by the people, and for tbe people, where each
could resort and enjoy free air, rest and shade
during the houis of freedom from toil.
The man of wealth has his own private park,
but its enjoyment Is restricted to its owner's
use. Why should not tho city provide the
means for Its wealth producers to share in such
luxuries, or rather such necessariesT Look
upon our streets any fine Sunday morning and
see the crowds of people who wander forth,
some carrying children, others leading them
and others pushing them in smaU wagons
through and along the dusty streets and ave
nues,almlessly wending their way with no place
to Btop and rest without trespassing upon some
body's domain. Now had we, not a
grand park, but several small parks,
to which these aimless wanderers
eould resort, where shade and seats could be
found, how differently would a walk out be en
joyed? I speak more especially for the laborers
and mechanics of small means. I do not advo
cate sweeping .carriage roadway quite the
r verse. I mean a resting and recreating place
for those who seek and deserve something of
What a pleasant feature Philadelphia's small
parks are? Blot them out and cover tbe space
with brick and mortar I care not bow
grand and imposing in style they maybe it
would not compensate for the loss and the
absence of sparking fountains, cool shades and
comfortable and inviting seats where the
weary may rest Let Pittsburg but once enjoy
such privileges and nothing would induce her
to retrace her steps. Pro Bono Publico.
Pittsburg, April 28,
A Little Boy's Questions.
To the Kdltor of The Dlspatcn:
Please teU me how long It would take to
count 81,000,000, counting eight hours a day and
one at a time. Also, please tell me who is the
richest man on earth and how much money he
has, and oblige a little boy. . W.
Pittsburg, April 26.
A good deal wonld depend on how fast you
counted. We never tried to count $1,000,000.
You should seek information from people of
more financial experience. And our acquaint
ance among millionaires is rather limited, too.
We know that the Rothschilds, the Yander
bilts. Jay Gould and others have enormous for
tunes. Just how much they have we don't
know, and possibly they don't know them
selves. We're afraid, WUUe, you are trying to
get us to answer questions that have been
asked you at school. That Isn't fair.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
1. When were steamboats first invented? 2.
What year did the first steamer cross the At
lantic? W. '
Putnam. April 26.
Several attempts were made to propel vessels
by steam very early, bnt it can hardly be said
that any of them were particularly successful
until Robert Fulton began experimenting in
1803. John Fitch, James Ramsey and others
worked at the problem before Fulton. The
Savannah sailed from Savannah, Ga., to Rus
sia, via England, in 1819, and was tbe first to
cross the Atlantic, although many shorter sea
voyages had previously been made by steam
To the Editor of The Dlspatcn:
Will you please state whether Herman Kem
pmski, tbe Bridgeport citizen, has yet been lib
erated from the Russian prison in Poland? You
had astatement about Kempinski in The Dis
patch March 23. Old Reader.
Petrolia, April 26.
We are unable to inform you. The report
to which you allude was the latest information
furnished the press on the subject You should
remember that Poland is a long way off, and
news does not come from" there very quickly. 1
To tne Editor of Tbe Dlspatcb:
Please inform me what majority Massa
chusetts gave against the prohibitory amend
ment and also how the State voted for Presi
dent last year? W,X-
PrrrsBUBO, April 26.
Total vote for President November, 1SS8,
344,418. Total vote on amendment April 22,
1889, 222,000. Number not voting on prohibi
tion question, 122,443. Republican plurality for
President, 32,037. Liquor majority, 44,600.
A 30 Cent Piece of 1819.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
WU1 you kindly tell me bow much a SO cent
piece of 1819 is worth, and where It can be sold?
McKeespobt, April 26. S.
There are two kinds of 1819 half dollars, one
worth 83 cents and tbe other $2. We do not ad
vertise coin dealers gratis, and therefore can
not help you to dispose of it
Nothing Compulsory About It.
To the Editor of Tbe Dispatch:
WU1 you please state whether or not the
schools of onr State will have to be closed on
Tuesday, April 30, and oblige C.
West Nkwton, April 28.
To th Editor of The Dlspatcn:
Which country, England or Russia, has the
most man ot war ships?
Youngstowit, April 26.
TBE YINE'S RETRIBUTION.
It Grows From a Gravo and Reveals a
PabxebsbuboW. Va., April 26. The skel
etons of two men in a sack were found beneath
the roots of a vine in the woods near James
town, on the Kentucky side, not far from the
W est Yirglnia line, by a boy at play. Two ped
dlers stopped at the home of Harry and John
Hill some months ago, and were not seen after
ward. Pieces of flesh were fonnd near the
premises, and the two Hills and their house
keeper, a woman named Berger, were arrested.
The woman turned State's evidence and told a
revolting story of the butchery, telling how she
was compelled by the Hills to murder one of
the men: bow their bodies were hid in the cel
lar and finally burled in tbe woods. The men
compeUed her to catch the blood in a pan and
empty it in the road. The Hills claimed the
woman was their enemy, and as the bodies were
not found the men were discharged.
The discovery of the bodies has led to their
rearrest, and to-morrow they will be arraigned
for tbe crime. The evidence is so satisfactory
that there is talk of lynching.
The Good Old Days.
The "good old times," Georgy, were the days
when your great-grandfather was working 14
hours a day to get a corned-beef dinner and
pay the mortgage on the farm yon have cut up
into city lots. Cincinnatus was a better man
than Nero; but he didn't have so much fun.
The Duty From Points In Canada.
Washington, April 26. Assistant Secretary
Tichener has notified all persons interested in
the question of the dutiable chaiacterot car
rying merchandise between points in Canada
and the United States that they will have a
bearing on tbe subject at the Department, on
tbe 14 proximo.
Martinique Increases Its Tariff.
Washington, April 26. The Treasury De
partment is informed that the Government of
Martinique-has increased by 20 per cent the du
ties imposed by the tariff of 1887, both specific
and ad valorem duties.
A dog need never pawn any 'of his property,
for he can always carl up and make both ends
TO A COQUETTE.
She knew her eye bad power to lure
Derated hearts to wear her chain,
Who would her fleeting smiles endure
Nor hoped to win a thing so rain.
But still she twined her airy wiles
Close around each captive heart
Soothed their fears and waked their smiles
By turns, with all a woman's art.
But some there were"! oo proud to bow
To fickle beauty's tyrant chain.
Who scorned to ask a heartless vow
And would not love a thing so vain. . .
AIKEN, S. C. April 2V OBUS COLIBv
GOSSIP OP GREAT GOTHAM.
He Was a Stranger la the Land.
IJTEW TOOK BDBZAU BrICIAI.S.1
New York, April 28. Thomas O'Connor
arrived here from Dublin, Ireland, yesterday
morning, and this morning was arraigned: at
the Tombs Police Court for raising a row. As
soon as Mr, O'Connor got out ot Castle Garden
he wrote a letter to a friend in the old country.
A fellow Immigrant told him to mail It as tbe
first little iron box he found on a telegraph,,
pole. Mr. O'Connor did it He put his letter
In a fire alarm box on lower Broadway, and
pulled the hook, which he supposed would
summon the postman. In a minute three
steamers, two trucks and a water tower dashed
up. Mr. O'Connor became frightened and took
to his heels, but was stopped by a policeman
who saw him pull the hook. Mr. O'Connor,
pale and trembling, told his story in court this
morning and was discharged.
George Franeis Train Keeps Up His Fast.
George Francis Train has finished the eighth
day of his fast and" the four hundred and
twenty-first stanza of doggerel poetry. To-day
ho wrote "The ElephafiTine Shrinkage of
Blaine," "Crack of Doom" and "The.Begin
ning of the End." The longer he fasts the
more pessimistic he grows. One week from
Sunday be will tell tbe people in Chlckering
Hall about the Civil War, financial disaster,
and black death which are abont to overwhelm
tho country becanse it contains too many fat
citizens. Mr. Train says he has his autobiog
raphy 'Of 1,000 volumes well under way. Sev
eral doctors have tried to indnce Mr. Train to
cease fasting, as they fear he will kill himself.
Mr. Train persists that Psycho, his guardian
spirit, has hypnotized him and won't let him
Washington as a Letter Writer.
An evening dally will publish to-morrow sev
eral original letters of George Washington,
which will give Americans anew peepatthe
private life of the Father of his country.
These letters hare never been published be
fore. In one of these letters George Washing
ton tells the London tailor to whom It Is ad
dressed that no tailor in Virginia knows how
to make clothes for a gentleman, and what a
terrible job he had found it to take his own
measure, which he enclosed. In another he di
rects the selling of a slave to the West Indies,
bnt is particular to advise buyers that the ne
gro Is "a rogue and a runaway." A hogshead
of rum would be taken In part payment. In
two letters Washington explains his pecuniary
embarrassments to his creditors in England, at
considerable length. In two others he remon
strates with a debtor who, while owing him
500, asks for his indorsement on a note for
Tbe Women Don't Want to be Lett.
At to-day's session of the Woman Suffrage
Society's Convention, held in the Masonic Tem
ple, resolutions were passed In honor of tbe
memory of the women of 100 years ago, and
protesting against women being overlooked in
the arrangements for celebrating the Wash
Wants Her Broker to Settle.
Mrs. Gertrude Rhlnelander Waldo, of the
wealthy Rhlnelander family, has sued Charles
H. Schlefnln, a well-known lawyer, for 812,000.
The suit has made a pretty big stir, because
Mr. Schiefflin has been a prominent figure in
Murray Hill society for many years. He is
very able in his profession, and is a member of
several fashionable clubs. Notwithstanding
all this, Mrs. Waldo claims that he- got hold of
her 512,000 by falsely pretending to invest for
her in Wall street She says he always excited
het with all sorts of stories about her stocks
jumping every which way, and then got more
money out of her before she regained her com
posure. Mr. Schiefflin denies all this. Mrs.
Waldo's yearly income is $20,000.
Noted Crooks Out of Harm's Way.
Another batch of crooks whom the police
caught In their centennial drag net last night
were in the police courts this morning. The
most notorious rascal arrested was William
Johnson, the "Count," who served 15 years for
stealing 64,000 from the Adams Express Com
pany 20 years ago. William F. Brown, alias
"Bill the Brute." an English bank thief, who
wears silk underclothes and diamonds, was
also arraigned. James Mnllin, confidence man,
who wrote "The Ups and Downs of Crooks,"
while serving five years, and crowds of petty
thieves were given a short hearing. They were
remanded until May 3, when the most of the
centennial rush will be over.
Phil Daly's Badgers Set Free. rt
The Judge in the Court ot General Sessions
to-day suspended sentence In the case of Addle
Stanton and. Ella Hammond, who played the
badger game, upon PhU Daly, the gambler,
some time ago. The women were then dis
charged. They had been In the Tombs since
The Only Dwelling on Broadway.
The building 716 Broadway the last home of
tbe Ferris family was sold by order of the Su
preme Court yesterday. The, house is prob
ably the only real dweUing house on that great
business thoroughfare and has been a land
mark for years owing to its peculiar style of
architecture and the strangeness of, its loca
tion right in the heart of the business world.
The sale attracted a great' deal of attention.
The building and tbe land upon which it stands
were sold for $76,500.
' CHINA'S HEW CAREER.
A Vision Before the Celestials of Many
Washington, April 26. Consul Smlthers,
of Tientsin, reports to the State Department
that the Chinese Government has recently au
thorized an extension ot the Tientsin and
Tongshan Railway, which will make" it- possi
ble to reach Peking from Tientsin in about
three hours, whereas It now requires as many
The Consul says that the opposition of the
Conservatives having at last been overcome.
China may now be said to have fairly entered
upon a career of railway construction.
The Vintage of 1SSS.
Washington, April 28. Ad vices received by
the Department of State from Marseilles place
the vintage of 18S8 at 3,010,751,152 gallons.
Italy led all countries, with 80,214,000 hectall
ters, and France was a close second, with 30,
105,000 hectoliters. California produced 750,000
A Change for the Worse.
Chicago Journal. J
A Western physician named Plllsbury asks
tbe Legislature to change bis name to one less
suggestive of bis profession. How would Phil
Changeable as a Chameleon.
From the W'heeUng Beglster.3 m
Bonlanger, tbe cable informs us, is a Uon In
London. He was a lamb in Belgium, and a
jackass in France.
Superabundance of Soup.
With 3,500 applicants for consulships it looks
as though the administration would have to
provide a larger tureen.
Merchant Traveler: The blacksmith ought
to be able to give a shoer tip on horses.
Boston Herald: A designing person the
millionaire who built the Easter bonnet
Glens Falls Republican: The moon Is
most silvery when it is on the quarter stretch.
-Binghampton Republican: Debtors wonld
please creditors if they would emulate nature
and liquidate what' is dew. "
Baltimore Herald: A Pullman porter Is
not necessarily dishonest because he is in the
habit of going through the sleepers.
Detroit Free Frets: Yes, it is true that the
rich are growing richer. They work hard, live
economically and never go on a strike.
Texas Sittings: Some of ns fret Inwardly
and some outwardly.. The former Is the better
plan for our friends, but the worst for our
selves. Minneapolis Tribune: The oil ot black
birch brings $80 a gallon. In the halcyon days
of youth the ordinary black birch used to bring
v Washington Critic: A K-street man last
week came very near getting his wife arrested
by leaving $3 in counterfeit change in his vest
pocket over night.
SLPAUL-GIofte; BabyMcKee'a papa was
In St Paul yesterday. He is a nice gentleman,
and not a bit spoiled by his good luck la be
- coming the son-in-law ot a republic
James Galligan, of Laporte, Ind., died
recently, and 34 children mourn his loss.
A. copy of the first folio edition of
Shakespeare sold st auction in Hew York for
Mr. and Mrs. John K- Brown, of Peru,
IniL. have 19 children. Including two pairs of
Miss Laura Jacobs, of Wappapello,
Mo., was married Tuesday evening and eloped
the same night.
John Miller, living near Goshen, Ind.,
has a family of 21ohlldren. There have been
no deaths and only one pair of twins.
D. Stump, of Burnt Cabin, York county,
Pa., can put a large goose egg in his mouth and
close his lips without crushing the shell.
English as it Is written Omaha: "Own?
ers of dogs must register them before the lOtli
of May, or they will be shot by the poUce."
A young lady of East Nottingham, Pa.,
In strolling in afield the other day. found 8S
four-leaf clovers, and some with fire leaves.
A sparrow is making itself at home in
a cage of flying squirrels, at the Fallon House.
Lock Haven, Pa., and no jars hare resulted so
New York has an organization known
as the Handsome Club, made up of' 184 women,
who are distinguished for beauty ot face and
Stephen Richardson, of Harvey countyf
Kansas, has planted three miles of peach treed
on the public highway for the benefit or
Out of 30 Justices of the Peace whom
the Earl of Rosebery. as Lord Lieutenant t
the county of West Lothian has appointed to
the magistracy, three are workingmen.
.Several years ago a piece of a pumpi
stock was placed in a spring at Nerersink, Pa
for safe keeping. It was taken out lately, and
next day an eel two and a half feet long was
found in it full of animation.
Mayor Star enumerates the number of
languages spoken on Main street Deadwood,as
follows: English, German, French, Italian,
Chinese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Scan,
dinavian, Russian, Irish. Spanish, Hebrew,
Sclavonian 14, with possibly a few over.,
The British Consul at Havre says that
the complaints of British shipmasters against
the British tars are constant. He has beard
captains say frequently, "Give me Norwegians.
Swedes 6r Germans, but no English sailors for
me." Tney have their old-time ability assea
men, but are drunken and insubordinate.
Mr. Samuel Pries, residing near Steins-f
vllle, Lehigh county. Pa., is happy in tbe pos.
session of a beard measuring 4 feet and 9
inches in length the same extending considV
erably below his knees. He is a man 71 years
of age, well built weighing 235 pounds, and has
been cultivating bis whisker croo for 28 years
straight along with a success that probably
A game of baseball at Long Branca
was suddenly terminated on Thursday by tha
center fielder, in fielding a ball, falling head
foremost into a nest of 32 garter snakes. He
picked himself up, but again sank to tha
ground almost prostrated by fright, and it was
f ally half an hour before he recovered suffi
ciently to walk. His companions, with their
bats, succeeded in killing 26 of the ugly rep
tiles, some of which measured three feet in
A colored woman at Birmingham, Ala.,
removed to Memphis last falL She determined
to leave her dogbehind. Just as sho was start
ing the faithful animal came bounding into tha,
car where she sat When she returned to Blrt
mingham she did not feel able to incur the ex.
pense of dog fare again and so left the animal
in Memphis. Last week the dog; foot-sore and
half starved, came bounding into his old home.
He bad traveled 251 miles to rejoin his old
Opium is gotten by cutting the capsule
of the poppy flower with a notched iron instru
ment at sunrise, and by the next morning a)
drop or so of juice has oozed out This is
scraped off and saved by the grower, and after
he has a vessel full of it it is strained and
dried. It takes a great many poppies to make
a pound of opium.'and it goes through a num
ber of processes before it is ready for the mar;
ket In. a liquid state it looks like a dark
Chris Speicher, a wealthy farmer, enj
joyed the distinction of raising the largest
family in the northern section of Indiana. Mr.
Speicher died several years ago, leaving 22 sons
and three, daughters, all of whom are now
living. He celebrated tba, marriage of each
.child by givihg him a deed for 80 acres of land,
disposing of 2,000 acres In this manner. The
descendants of Mr. Soelcher are all the heads
of large families. "William P. Stouffer is the
proud sire of IS children, all living in tho
vicinity of Wabash.
At Rushford, Minn., the harvest of the
wolf crop has lust commenced. It is reported
that a Norwegian living on a 40-acre bluff
farm on the Badgers, In Houston county, took
in 44 wolf scalps, for which the county of
Houston paid the sum of $308. On Saturday
Lltile Gunderson took some young wolves to
Preston and obtained $49. It is said that at
Pilot Mound the boys have an old she wolf
that has bred one or two litters a year till she
is so old that her claws are nothing but stubs
and she has not a tooth in her head. The boys
feed her, and she is so tame that she goes for
While workmen at Gardiner, Me., were
excavating for the foundation of a new build
ing they came upon a liquor seller's outfit of a
peculiar design. It was a large liquor cask
buried six feet under ground outside of tho
foundation wall to the building, the tap to it
being arranged on the siphon plan, the end ot
It provided with a faucet. This was concealed
by a convenient brick carefully replaced after
each drawing of tbe ardent and cemented in
position. Above this opening a second tube
connecting with the1 cask passed through tbe
wall and It was through this tbe stuff was
poured when the indicator ran low. The offi
cers searched in vain years ago to discover that
particular rum shop.
Judge C. ,&. Garrison, of Merchant,
ville, N. J., Is tbe owner of a remarkable hen,
whose peculiarity consists in tbe fact that from
the time she began to lay her first egg she se
lected the little angle of the hall behind tha
front door of the house as the place of her
choice. As regularly as the family seated
themselves at tbe breakfast table she would fly
up fb the window sill of tbe dining room, re
peat tba "gentle tapping" of "Poe's Baven,'
and when the window was raised, betake her.
self with a cluck to her favorite nest. When
tbe egg was laid she did cackle until she was
fairly out of tbe house. She then invariably
ran as bard as her legs would carry her to tha
barnyard and awakened the echoes with het
On the tfrottoir. Why did you wink a)
that girl tbat passed?
"Force of habit. She's a soda water fountain
A Logical Explanation. Miggs I hear
a policeman was killed yesterday in the discharge
of his duty.
Biggs He probably didn't know It wn loaded,
Her Favorite Author. Mrs. Upper Te
Who is you favorite author?
Miss Van Aristocrat The author of my being.
He gave me a diamond necklace last night CA1
HAPPY MAN I
His youth has never ceased.
Him Joy has never missed.
Who could always kiss tho girls he pleased.
And please the girls he kissed.
the psalm or stbue.
Lives of plumbers all remind us
We must make our bills sublime,
If we wish to leave behind us
Fortunes worthy of our time.
That Was Just th&Xrouble. "What is it,
dear?" asked his wife, passing her cool hand ove
bis troubled brow: "What is on your mind!" .
"Nothing," answered tbe poet, mournfully
gazing at the blank sheet of paper before him,
'Nothing, I assure you." Puc.
A Traveling Man. Mrs. Hashcroft I
understand, Mr. Billings, that you are a much
Ullllngs-I certainly was last night. There must
have been a dozen of them traveling on me at one'
time. 1 think. Terre Haute xprcs.
Probably a Case of Suicide "Were there
any deadly weapons concealed about him?" In
quired the Coroner.
"Nothing but this, "replied the witness. And
amid the profound silence of the spectators he
placed a flask of Iowa whisky on the table. CM
At a Popular Book Store. Salesman
You had better prder a big lotof "Mexico s It
Is." I've had a dozen calls for it this morning,
and we're all out.
Proprietor-All right. I wonder what has started,
up the sale! , -
"Why, the Canadian Government. has passed
the extradition treaty, and Amsricaa abscondar
can't go to Caii."-CMcago XeraUti
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