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ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1848.
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PITTSBURG, MONDAY, APR. 29. 1SS9.
INDICATIONS OF SUCCESS.
It is certainly gratifying to notice that
the stiuggle against making Pennsylvania
bear the burden of heavier freight rates
than other sections is yielding some fruit
2 he reduction upon material between
Pittsburg and the Mahoning and Shenango
Valleys; the important lowering of rates on
fuel by the Beading road to the mills and
furnaces in the Schuylkill region, and the
reduction of passenger rates by the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, announced last week, are
all indications that the agitation has had
some effect. The reduction on passenger
rates to Xew York is about fifteen per cent,
tihich, it is noticeable, is the proportion
which Mr. Carnegie pointed ont as the ex
cess in the Pennsylvania Railroad's through
charges over those of the New York roads.
It is gratifying to know that Pittsburg is
now as well off as its neighbor in the matter
of through passenger rates.
The Dispatch is glad to recognize these
indications of a perception on the part of
the railways that there is grave dange in
discriminating against the State which
ghes thtm at once corporate privileges and
prosperity. We have nothing but com
mendation for such steps in the right direc
tion. "We would urge upon the railway
officials that, as a matter of good policy,
and wholly apart from the questions of
justice, they shcnld give their attention to
rectifying the other disadvantages under
which the industries of the State are labor
ing, and which have made a deep and unde
sirable impression upon the public mind.
The rates upon ore and coke are, we trust,
to receive prompt attention. Now that the
Pennsylvania Bailroad officials are evi
dently considering their relations to 'West
ern Pennsylvania, one point should be urged
upon them. They should be thorough; re
vise the entire list ol charges and remove all
sense of injustice from the minds of the pub
lic Earning for their corporation in this
State not only their dividends, but their
surplus of 55,000,000, they cannot afford to
ignore the popular demand for justice.
THE CAB STOVE'S VICTIMS.
It seems that the season when heated
trains were required could not pass without
the usual sacrifice of life to the deadly car
stove. It had very nearly gone through
without any wholesale slaughter; but the
destruction on the Grand Trunk road in
Canada yesteiday shows that the
old danger is still to be found. The de
tails of the accident at this writing are very
meager; but the fact that 20 people were
burned to death is enouch to permit conclu
sions on one vital point. "Whatever other
negligence or stupidity may have caused
the accident, the destructive work of the
car stove is still going on. It might have
been good economy for the Grand Trunk to
have provided other means of beating early
in the season.
MORALITY 0B M0KEY1
"With an ardent desire to give credit
where credit is due, concerning the suspen
sion of Sunday traffic on the Vanderbilt
roads, it is necessary to remark that some of
the newspaper comments on that step create
the idea that there is a good deal of hum
bug in connection with it. "We learn from
the New York Herald that "the number of
passenger trains snail be reduced to the
minimum required by travelers;" and the
Herald regards this as "a radical step taken
by a man who has the intrepidity of his
Considering that to run more passenger
trains on Sunday than are required by
travelers would be an expense without any
corresponding income, the radical and in
trepid character of the step appears to be
financial rather than moral. If Snnday
passenger trains were taken off altogether
that would imply a loss of revenue to the
Y-anderbilts; but as they are to be ran to
the amount required by travel the order
that they shall not exceed that amount in
dicates a greater respecj for the funda
mental laws of money-getting than for the
oecalogue of moral conduct.
This view is not weakened by the repre
sentation of the employes of the Vanderbilt
railroads that, while the new rule will work
a decrease of about one-seventh in their
wages, they will be required to work just
about the same length of time as heretofore.
It is possible that money continues to be as
powerful as morals in corporate manage
HILL'S BASH STEP.
Governor Hill, of New York, has given
the decent men of his party every possible
cause to despise him. No politician in the
country has been more generous in provid
ing solid ammunition for bis enemies. But
neither his corruptness, his use of the veto
power against the cause of reform, nor bis
general subserviency to the demands of the
lowest ringsters in the Democratic party
have availed to deprive him of his popu
larity. "What a curious thing it would be if one
of his very few decent deeds were to deprive
him of the people's faor in New York!
TTnlikelier things have happened. He has
dared to allow the Constitution of the State
to overrule the desire of the mighty
army of baseball cranks. The Polo
Grounds,' where the Giants won the
League pennant last year, has been
given up to the street cutters. Governor
Hill could have prevented this by signing
a bill specially introduced to save the Polo
Grounds. Somehow or other possibly ow
ing to the press of jobbery and bis anxiety
in regard to the possible escape of the bal
lot reform bill from the "hands of the Sena
torial Btranglers Governor Hill did , not
realize the importance of the Polo Grounds
bill. Its unconstitutionality was natent
So he vetoed it
No one need go to New York to hear the
baseball cranks howl. They are demanding
that Governor Hill shall have no more free
seats in the grand stand. If he has the
temerity to appear at a ball game he will
do well to wear an umpire's mask and pad.
Governor Hill might have trampled the
Constitution under his feet,bought 20 pianos
and billiard tables to give to his friends at
the State's expense, purchased votes in
Elmira by the thousand, stolen the roof of
the Capitol and replaced it with tissue
paper, and the voters would hare still
piled up a majority for him. But he has
tampered with the privileges of the dia
mond. He need not ask the Legislature to
change bis name. It is changed already, to
AN OMITTED FACTOR.
"We have received a report of a speech on
the State appropriation for the support of
public schools, made by Mr. "Weber, of
Clearfield cxnnty, which requires some at
tention from the startling deduction it
Makes from a comparison of the statistics
of education with those of crime. Mr.
"Weber produces figures showing the in
crease in population in Pennsylvania from
1870 to 1880 to have been 22 per cent. The
increase in the number of schools during
the same period was 31 per cent, and the
increase of teachers was 22 percent In
comparison with these figures Mr. "Weber
produces statistics showing the increase of
crime and pauperism to have been 41 per
cent, and the increase of crime ex
clusive of paupers 52 per cent in
the decade from 1870 to 1880. The de
duction which Mr. Weber appears to
make from these figures is the rather start
ling one that the public school system is a
failure as far as diminishing crime Is con
cerned. He failed to make the rigid appli
cation of his deduction by voting against
the appropriation, but be declared his be
lief that "Our present school system is not
a cure for crime,"
The showing of the figures is apparently
what Mr. Weber makes it, and seems to
point to the conclusion that the school sys
tem is not only a failure in preventing
crime, but actually seems to encourage it
But the obvious absurdity of the argument
that teaching children reading, writing and
arithmetic predisposes them to the illegal
appropriation of property or the burglarious
entrance of bouses, should lead Mr. Weber
to the inquiry whether he has not omitted
some vital point in his statistical showing.
When his figures are examined for that
purpose the weakness of his argument will
appear, in the fact that he entirely omits
the figures bearing npon the attendance and
absenteeism of children from the public
Applying these omitted figures may ma
terially change the bearing of the argu
ments. We find that the average attendance
of scholars at the public schools in 1875 was
484,000, while in 1880 it was 509,000. In
other words while the increase of population
and teachers during the interval between
1870 to 1880 was 22 per cent, the increase
in attendance of scholars was only about 5
per cent This argues a very large inerease
in absenteeism of the children of school age.
We have not the exact statistics; but, as in
the latest year on which we have figures,
the proportion of absenteeism to the children
of school age was about 20 per cent, it is
safe to estimate the Increase in the number
of those who were not regular attendants at
school during the ten years from 1870 to
18S0 at about SO to CO per cent
In other words, the increase of absenteeism
from the public schools bears a more close
proportion to the increase of crime than any
other statistic which Mr. Webber quotes.
This may warrant a very different deduction
from the one which he appears disposed to
A USE FOB BOYS.
The treatment of the Chicago boy who
won fame on Friday by shooting a burglar,
seems to have failed to improve the oppor
tunity of encouraging the suppression of
burglary. It was, probably, according to
the strict letter of the law to take the boy to
the station house, and lock him up until it
was found ont whether the burglar's wounds
were fatal; but in the way of encouraging
the perforation of burglars it might have
been better to have given the boy a reward.
The failure of all other methods for the sup
pression of house-breaking has been some
what prominent of late. When it is found
that the proverbial handines3 and fondness ot
13-year-old boys for revolvers may result in
the discouragement of the burglarious in
dustry, it would seem better to relax the
rules of the law a little and encourage the
prowess of the rising youth of the nation.
It is the general rule that boys of that age
are proverbially clumsy and useless, but the
record of this boy seems to indicate a decided
utility lor them. If giving them revolvers
-will discourage burglary, the public will be
glad to see the boys turned into walking
armories and encouraged to pursue that
large sized and noxious game.
"Sait-h, ix Fbau cais" (Does he know
French?) asks a Parisian journal concern
ing the newly appointed Minister to Paris.
No one considered it necessary to inquire
about such a trivial matter as that. It is
very well known that he knows Hon. Jas.
G. Blaine, and that is enough.
Ix reference to a report that Baby McKee
is not going to the Centennial, an Eastern
cotemporary wants the decision reconsidered
on the ground that "the infant is the only
member of the administration who stands
any chance of being on band at the Centen
nial in 1989." The evident answer to this
is that if the smallest McKee is draeged
around in a show like that of this week his
slender chances of living to be 101 years old
will be wholly extinguished.
The report that is going the rounds of the
newspapers, that John D. Rockefeller's an
nual income 18 520,000,000, sounds imposing;
but the probability is that it contains even
a larger proportion of water than the cap
italization of the Standard Oil Trust
The usual inquiry in response to the re
port that General J L. Webster, of Ne
braska, is a candidate Tor the vacant posi
tion on the United States Supreme Bench
is: "Who in the world is Webster?" After
that information is furnished lie second in
quiry is likely to be whether ho. is not a can
didate for Supreme Judge in order to give
him an inside track for one of the 40,000
census positions to be given out next year.
If Senator Payne sticks to his promise
that ho will not be a candidate tor re-election,
then he will earn the eulogy that Noth
ing becomes him in his public ale like the
leaving of it.
It is stated bv the paragraphers that SI
Julian Pauncefote has a strong resemblnnci
to Adam Forepaugh. And as Adam Fore-
pasghi4ht double of Chasey,M. Depew,
it becomes evident how the administration
made a mistake in tailing to give England
an exact equivalent for the manly beauty
which she has sent us.
Only ten days ago Oklahoma was con
sidered Ihe land of promise; but now her
promises are taking rank as fulfilled in the
same way as political promises.
Ax irreverent Chicago newspaper having
referred to the New York celebration as "a
cheap brass band affair" the New York
Tribune promptly repels ihe assertion by
pointing out that whoever tries to see the
show will find nothing cheap except the
squabbles. There has been an overproduc
tion of them.
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Rochdale is to erect a monument in honor
of the late John Bright
George Washington received the degree
of LL.D. from Harvard, Yale, University of
Pennsylvania and Brown.
Upon one street in Elizabeth, N. J., there
are now living a grand niece of Washington
and three great grand-nieces of Wilson Car;,
father of the beautiful Mary Cary, who is said
to have been the great General's first love.
Miss Susasna M. Dbnki.ee, of Newton,
Mass., the first woman to be bank treasurer in
the United States, with the help of a clerk,
uow handles about $300,000 in money each year.
In the 15 years of her experience she has but
twice taken in a counterleit bill in each case
a $10 one.
Mrs. Newton, wife of the man who blew up
Hell Gate, is described as tail, pale, satin
skinned and slender, with soft white bair and
big black eyes. She is now en route from Pan.
ama to New York, accompanied by her young
daughter, whose baby hand pressed the button
that set off the great blast.
Ex-President Cleveland's horses and
carriages are to be sold at auction in Washing
ton some time this week. He had at the White
House and Oak View stables quite a hand,
some equine establishment At first Mr.
Cleveland thought that he would bring the
seal browns, the bays and his favorite single
horse to New York City, but a few weeks ago
he decided to sell them alt In this he follows
the course pursued by Mr. Arthur.
Elijah W. Haxfobd, the President's
Private Secretary, Is a short slender man,
with a large, symmetrical bead, a long, pear
shaped face, and gray hair and mustache
prematurely gray years ago. His figure is
straight, but his head leans forward a little.
He w ears eye-glasses now and then. He walks
and talks quickly. He is a nervous and vig
orous worker, never entirely happy unless he
is busy. He has humor as well as the sense of
it and is a bright talker either at table or on
Bays a Washington correspondent: "Mrs.
Harrison sighs for her china painting. Since
she has been here the multiplicity of duties,
social and domestic, suddenly imposed upon
her has given her very little time for her
favorite diversion. By and by she hopes to re
sume her work. She may have a kiln con
structed in the basement of the White House
like the one which she had in the cellar of her
home in Indianapolis, where she 'fired' all her
own china. No one else in Washington, I be
lieve, ever attempted to put finishing touches
to such work."
FOOLED THE OFFICE SEEKERS.
How Walker Blalno Ran the Gauntlet of a
Lot of Hangry Bores.
Special Telegram to Tho Dispatch.
Washington, April 2S. Anent Mr. Secre
tary Blaine's attack of illness which confines
him to his apartments at the Hotel Normandie,
a somewhat amusing story is told of Mr. Wal
ker Blaine, who now seems to combine the
offices of Secretary, Assistant Secretary and
Solicitor" of the State Department Tho in
rident runs, that yesterday, when Mr. Walker
Blaine arrived at the department he passed
through the crowd of waiting office seekers
without a sign of recognition, and accosted the
messenger at the Secretary's door with: "Will
iam, Mr. Blaine is confined to his room, and
will not be at the Department to-day. When
Mr. Walker Blaine arrives, please call me."
"Yes, sir," said the diplomatically trained mes
senger, as Mr. Blaine, Jr.. passed through the
crowd of anxious office seekers and into the
Secretary's room unchallenged.
The Secretary comes in for a joke upon him
self among thejrosslpers. It is said that the
other day at the White House ho mistook a
noble attache of the German legation for a
lackey of the executive mansion, and requested
that he assist him put on his overcoat. The
German doesn't understand English, but he
couldn't misinterpret the gestures of the Sec
retary, and he rushed ont of the door and into
his carriage in a tremendous passion. It is as
serted that he really discussed the advisability
of sendine the Secretary a chillenge to a duel,
but if so the affair has certainly been smoothed
over, as there is no blood on the face of the le
gation moon. Mr. Blaine was amazed to see
the fellow rnsb away, and when informed of
his error, langhed immoderately.
A WOMAN'S STRANGE MISSION.
She Journeys From Russia to Ohio to Get
Zanesvtlix, April 28 A few days ago a
Bussian Jewess arrived in this city, direct from
the kingdom of the Czar. Her sole object in
coming here was to procure a divorce, or "to
be put away" from her husband according to
the religious rites of her church. Her hus
band, who is now a resident of Coshocton
county, deserted her in Bussia and married
again. He is now living with wife No. 2. Ac
cording to the laws of her faith the wife can
only be released from the matrimonial bonds
by a written compact which both sho and the
husband must sign. There are other religious
forms to be observed.
Upon arriving here she learned that no such
customs and ceremonies are recognized; that
the laws of marriage and divorce are enacted
by the State, and f nrther that there is no rabbi
here who would undertake to perform the cere
monies necessary to separate her from her
husband, according to her religious belief.
After some delay, it is said, a rabbi was found
in a city in Northern Ohio who claimed to be
fully authorized to officiate in divorce cases, as
provided in the old ecclesiastical laws now in
forco in Bussia. It is said that his services
have been secured, and that he will come to
the city in a day or two and divorce the hus
band and wife in accordance with an old-time
custom unknown to the people of the present
CATS WORTH BIG HONEY.
The Snm of 310,000 Asked for the Loss of
Philadelphia. April 28. Leonl Clark,
whose 35 educated cats astonished the patrons
ot the Central Theater last week, has brought
snit against D. Marshall & Brother, druggists,
on Market street above Twelfth, claiming that
they imperfectly compounded a prescription,
which killed 12 of his animals. The cats had
been ailing for several davs, and Clarke gave
bis customary prescription for such feline com
plaints to the druggist's calling for pills made
up of quinine and powdered nux vomica. By
the time the cats bad swallowed one pill each
all fell rigid In death. Clarke wants 10,000
damages, at which price he values his cats.
Great In One War.
From the Washington Post.3
We think perhaps the New York Centennial
celebration will go Into history if not as the
greatest battle ever f onght for American Inde
pendence, at least the most ably mismanaged
frog-felon that ever throbbed upon the thumb
of a republic.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Kev. Father Cnjetan.
The Rev. Father Cajetan, C P., assistant
rector of St. Michael's Chnrch and Director of St.
Michael's parochial bcliooL of the Iwenty
seventh ward, Bouthstde, died last Saturday, and
he was burled yesterday afternoon at the Monas
tery of the Passlonlst Fathers.
The deceased was born in Cincinnati in 1800,
bis baptismal name being Cajetau Hclilkamp.
Exactly Ave years ago from the day of his death
he was ordained as a priest and he read his first
xnas five years ago yesterday. He was connected
with St. Michael's School ever since, and he was
as much beloved bv his pupils In the school as be
was revered by the members of tLe church, where
he was the assistant Of the Bev. Father Bern
hard. . A M
Funeral services were commenced yesterday
rooming in the chapel at the Monastery. A
requiem was held at 10 o'clock In the morning and
Father Onldo delivered the funeral oration. At I
o'clock tbe orphan board, the children from the
orphan-school aud the school cblldren.vlewed the
remains of the dead body. The parents of the de
ceased had come from Cincinnati and they were
present at the Juneral, which took place at 5
o'clock. The raemoers or St Michael Orphan
Asylnm Society passed a resolution of regret last
night at a special meeting.
Hie aecc&seii oieu oi j pauia pa9tugej iner m
Mtcbaess of eight days,
Tbe Friendship Melwcen John O. New and
tho President Cntculng Cntfish All
Night General Xosgernna Experiment
With Refined Petroleum Social Lite at
tconhxsroxDKXC of tux dispatch.!
Washington, April 28. Hon. John C. New,
the new'Consul General to London, arrived in
Washington this week. Ho comes to bid good
by to the President before he takes the
steamer at New York for "merry England."
Mr. New carries with him to his post not only
the good wishes of his friends, but some letters
otlutroduction which will assure him a more
cordial reception than his official position
would entitle him to. Among them are letters
to the owners of some of the finest preserves In
England and Scotland, and Mr. New, who is an
enthusiastic spoitsman, will have an oppor
tunity to test the value of the snort of which
John Bull sometimes boasts. That he will fully
enjoy it those who have been with him on
shooting and fishing trips in Indiana need not
be told. Mr. New is a most enthusiastic fisher
man, and a good shot
His first intimate acquaintance with the
President before General' Harrison thought
very seriously of being President was formed
on visits to General George Williams' fishing
shanty on the Kankakee. General Harrison
and Mr. New w ere frequently the guests of
General Williams, and many a pleasant hour
they spent together in the wilds of Indiana,
free trom all the cares of business or political
life. Mr. New, in spite of his 50 j ears, was al
ways the most active member ot tbe party.
He was a light sleeper, and after a long even
ing of smoking, story -telling, and seven-up, he
would drop into his bunk at midnight to rout
the entire party out at 3 o'clock for the hunt
Onoor two hours' sleep, or for that matter no
sleep at all, was enough for him apparently.
He was as lively as a cricket the next morning,
and always the most eager member of the par
ty after sport
Doesn't Appreciate Good Living.
Mr. New was troubled a great deal with in
somnia, and it was not an unusual thing for
him to go forth into the night and sit In a boat
until the morning light broke in upon him,
hauling in the lively cat And the next day he
was as fresh and as willing to go out for a
tramp as anyone. It was at this camp that
General Williams laid the foundation for that
knowledge of the culinary art for which he has
since become famous. There is no better chef
in Washington to-day than General Williams,
and his practical knowledge of cooking was ob
tained irrthe little shanty on tbe Kankakee.
Many a dainty dish has General Harrison re
ceived Irom the bands of General Williams,
although I do not believe he appreciated them
at their full value any more than he appre
ciates the artistic efforts of Hugo Zieman, who
is complaining. I see, that the President cares
only for roast beef and other plain dishes.
Going to the Centennial in Style.
The President and bis party will go the Cen
tennial celebration to-morrow night In good
style. Jeffersonlan simplicity will be at a dis
count for George Boyd, the Assistant General
Passenger Agent of the Pennsylvania Bailroad,
tells me that he is going to put on the finest
train of cars that ever came into Washington.
The President cannot object, for he is the
guest of the Centennial Committee, and all of
the arrangements are in the committee's hands.
The President will travel in a private car.
while the other members of tbe party will be
distributed through four handsome Pullman
coaches. There will be a dining car whose
larder will be well stocked and whose wine
closet will contain the finest brands of 20 differ
ent wines. There will be a section in the sleep
ing car for each of the travelers.
The start from the station will be made at 1
o'clock in the morning of Monday out of con
sideration tor the religious scruples of the
President, who objects to traveling on Sunday.
The President can board tbe train, however,
whenever he pleases. It will be made up at 9
o'clock Sunday ni;ht. There will be a curious
crowd at the station all through the evening
waiting for thePresident to appear. I hope he
will have the tact to come in at the main en
trance and not go to the rear of the station as
President Oleveiand always did. No one ever
explained President Cleveland's antipathy to
that main doorway except on the ground of
fear. The associations that surround the spot
where Garfield was shot are almost enough to
unnerve his successor, but President Cleveland
neyer did a more unpopular thing than when
he used the backdoor of the station and dis
appointed the anxious crowd that had stood
for hours waiting to see him pass. He did it
very frequently, and it always excited adverse
comment. TheExecutive Committee having
cnargo oi me inauguration maue tne same mis
take for General Harrison. They took him off
the train at a crossing on his arrival in this
city, and that one act came very near settling
the popularity of this administration.
A Historical Scar.
"Did you ever notice the peculiar one-sided
expression of General Bosecrans' face?" said
a gentleman to me a few days ago. The Regis
ter of the Treasury had'just passed us on Penn
sylvania avenue. "That peculiar expression,"
continued my companion, "has a history con
nected with it Very few people know that
General Bosecrans was the first man who ever
refined petroleum. He experimented with it
40 years ago. People said he was a fool, but he
went on with his experiments. Presently, as
though to prove what they bad said, his petro
leum blew up and burned his face in a serious
way. He has suffered from that iniury ever
since. When we consider the almost innumer
able valuable uses to which petroleum has
been put since that time, the scar on bis face
seems as honorable as any ever acquired In
The social structure of Washington is pe
culiar. It is unlike that of any capital of
Europe. It is a very pleasant condition that
admits to social intercourse almost any young
man of good address who comes to Washington
with a letter of introduction to some one ac
quainted with social observances here. But it
is an open question whether this is safe or not;
a question which is being asked oftener every
year. There is no American aristocracy, and
so long as Republican institutions are main
tained there will be none. But there is a cer
tain laxness in social observance here which is
almost the extreme of democracy. I was dis
cussinc the social question with ex-Senator
Henderson, of Missouri, on a train of the Penn
sylvania railroad last week. "The time will
come, and it is not so far way," he said, "when
society at tbe capital will be more 'exclusive,'
to use a common.f orm of expression. As com
munites acquire age and with it experience
they are more and more careful how they ad
mit to social intercourse people who do not
come to them thoroughly accredited, or peqple
with whom they are not well acquainted.
Washington Is comparatively young, its fixed
population is growing every year. Its official
population will continue to underco many
changes, but as its fixed population increases,
tbe safeguards that should surround tbe social
structure will be increased and made more
The stories that were published last winter
and the winter before of the uninvited guests
who crowded the Chinese Minister's parlors
were not exaggerated. They were trne in
every particular, and more racy auecdotesof
social experience could have been told by tbe
correspondents had they wished. It is not un
usual tor hostesses to find their parlors filled
with strange people. The occurrence is only
too common. There is not a woman who has
entertained in Washington who cannot relate
some experience with the great uninvited.
At one of tho afternoon receptions given by
the family of the Secretary of State under the
last administration, a number of plainly-dressed
women walked in and began to look about the
parlors. Miss Bayard stepped forward to greet
them,but was met with a requ est not to "bother"
herself, and tbe Information that they had
"just come in to look around." At another
large reception a showily-dressed woman was
approached in tbe tea-room by the daughter of
ono of the Cabinet officers and asked if she
would have some refreshments. "No," was the
response, delivered in a hard, metallc tone of
voice, "I have just given my order to the other
A woman who has lived In Washington many
years, and who did a great deal of entertaining
one winter, tells me that she has been forced to
fnrnisn refreshments and amusement in one
evening to 200 gu ests whom she had not invited
to her house. 'X he same experience was had at
a reception at which she was asked to assist
Tbe uninvited guests did not enter the parlor
where tbe receiving party was stationed, but
went direct through the hall to the second par
larand into the dining-room. At another en
tertainment, given Inadvertently on the night
set aside for a public reception at the White
House, the number of the uninvited guests
was si great that it ivas finally necessary to
station apoliceman at tbe curb to ask tbe occu
pants of each carriage as it was driven up if
mey were pruviueu wibu mviLauons. .na the
people who bad driven up from tbe White
House reception "for a lark. ' were driven away
Tbe Social Season Beopened.
Tbe end of Lent reopens the social season
here, but in a very mild way. The most active
social season at the Capital is in the time be
tween tbe 1st of January and the beginning of
Lent J3ytho time Lent is over Washington
people are making their preparations to depart
to the snmmer resorts or Europe, and tbey are
not In the humor for entertaining. The new
administration will have little opportunity to
do Any social work before next winter. ,
MONDAY, APRIL 29,
LIVELY IK LANCASTER.
Chris Mngeo's Foroea Overthrow the Quay
Men nt a Primary
Philadelphia Becord Special.
Lancaster, April 27. There is greatre
jolcing here to-night among tbe friends of
Chris Magee over the defeat of Quay's friends
in tbe Republican county primaries to-day.
Complete returns from the city give Beinoehl,
for District Attorney, 551 majority, and Shirk,
antiQuay, for delegate to the State Con
vention, 600. McDevitt's Ward (tbe Eighth)
tbe Quay men captured, bnt the Fifth
(Ed Martin's ward) went heavily anti
Quay. Beturns from the county indicate Rein
ochl's nomination by fully 1,500 majority, and
the election, of four, and possibly five, anti
The primary eleetion to-day was a square
issue between tbe friends and enemies of Sena
tor Quay. In the early stages of the campaign
an effort was made to agree upon a set ot dele
gates to the next Republican convention, but
negotiations failed, aud the result was two
tickets in the field. One was championed
by E. K. Martin (Quay's prospective
candidate for Lieutenant Governor) and the
other by Thomas B. Cochran (late Senate
Clerk). Lewis S. Hartman and Levi Sensenig.
James A. McDevitt was not prominent In the
contest, but bis friends did their best to beat
the Martm-Quav delegates. The leading officer
voted for was District Attorney. The friends
of Quay were for G. C. Kennedv, and his
enemies were for Major A C. Bein'oebl.
jffhe anti-Quay men had captured the organ
ization in a majority of the wards of this city.
In only one ward was there a serious row. That
was in the Second, the home of Kennedy and
his political enemy. Levi Sensenig. Kennedy
secured tbe organization, wblch so enranged
some of tho other faction that a row followed,
during which the polling booth was torn down.
It required the services of a number of police
men to quell the disturbance. After a delay of
nearly an hour the polls were opened. There
were numerous squabbles at a number of the
ward polls, but no one was seriously hurt
Great interest was taken In the election, and
candidates for position under tbe National ad
ministration as a rule cast their influence with
the Quay faction. The impression was general
that it was for their interest to do so.
A NEW POINT IN LAW.
A Young Attornoy Surprises the Supreme
Court by His Knowledge.
Washington, April 28. The United States
Attorney for the Southern District of Califor
nia has had an unusual compliment paid him.
He is only 29 years old. His name is
George J. Denis. He Is a Demcrat and was
appointed by Mr. Cleveland to the office which
he will not continue long to hold under this
administration. The Department of Justice
brought him across the continent to argue for
the Government what is J laid to be an entirely
new point of law before the Supreme Court of
the United States.
The point Is involved in the habeas corpus
cases of T. J. Cuddy and Olejandre Savin,
charged with contempt of Court, in attempting
to bribe a juror and a witness in the Courts.
Cuddy and Savin were both of Los Angeles,
and one was charged with infraction of the In
ternal Bevenue laws, and the other, who is
said to be a cousin of President Diaz, of Mex
ico, was charged with smuggling. Both were
convictedof oontempt and one was sentenced
to six months and the other to one year in jail.
Both applied for writs to tbe United States
Circuit Court on the ground that tbey had been
committed and convicted without due process
of law, as they had been committed without
warrant Indictment or information. The Cir
cuit Court refused to grant the writs and ap
peals were taken to the Supreme Court of the
Mr. Denis advanced to the Court a proposi
tion that bad never been considered by the
Court before, namely, that a proceeding for
contempt was not appealable, and that the
Court in which the contempt occurred, bad
final jurisdiction. Solicitor General Jenks
gave Mr. Denis full sway and made no argu
ment himself. The young attorney made a
favorable impression upon tbe Court and was
closely questioned by the Judges npon the
novel position he had taken.
ALMOST A HORRID REALITY.
A Woman Comes Near Being Cremated at
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New Yobk, April 28. An accident occurred
on tbe stage of tbe Grand Opera House.Brook
lyn, during the Saturday matinee performance
of Herrmann, the magician. In the cremation
scene Mrs. Marie 8oots undertook to assume
Mrs. Herrmann's part because- tbe latter was
lit The lady appears in tbe garb'of a Greek
maiden, and is led to an open casket In the
center of the stage, into which she is placed,
and then a lighted torch is applied. She is
supposed to be burned alfye. The casket is
very laree, and is made of iron. It has a lid,
bnt the lid is not used m the performance.
The flames arise from the inside of the casket
and the Greek maiden, although unseen, ap
pears to be burning np.
In reality tbe actress should leave the casket
by a hidden arrangement as soon as she is
placed in it It was Mrs. Soots' first appear
ance, and she was very nervous. She remained
too long, and one of the assistants, supposing
she had gone, applied tbe torch. In an instant
Mrs. Soots was enveloped in flames. She
screamed with pain and fright and the specta
tors applauded. Herrmann, seeing what the
matter was, slammed the lid of the casket
down and smothered the fire, but not before
Mrs. Soots was severely burned.
Dr. V. C. Baynor was summoned and he found
her suffering with burns on her ankles, wrists
and arms. Hedresed her wounds and she was
sent in a coach to Mr. Herrmann's residence.
'It was a wonder the woman was not burned
worse," Dr. Baynor said to-day. "Had tbe
flames not been subdued as quickly as they
were she probably would have ocen. While
her iniunes are painful, they are not of a char-
, acter to cause alarm."
GEORGE H. BROWNE MARRIED.
A Well-Known City Offlcinl Wedded to Sirs.
Btonson, of Olenn, N. Y.
Mr. George H. Browne, the well-known
Superintendent of the Pittsburg Water
Bureau, was married in Saratoga, N. Y., last
Thursday. The Daily Saratogian of April 28,
contains the following account of the wed
ding: "Last evening Mr. Geurge Hamilton Browne,
of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Julia A. 8tenson, of
Olean, N. Y., were married by Rev. J. Byington
Smith, D. D , at bis residence on- South Broad
way. Mr. Stenson has a large and influential
circle of friends in Olean and elsewhere with
whom she is deservedly popular. She is an old
acquaintance aud friend of Dr. and Mrs. Smith
and was their guest for a time last summer,
and is appreciative of the beauties and at
tractions of Saratoga. Mr, Browne is an
enterprising business man of Pittsburg, and
has for several years been Superintendent of
the city water works. Tbe acquaintances tbey
have formed ip Saratoga and their hosts of
friends elsewhere will wish them a long and
happy married life."
An Awful .Smte of Affairs.
From the Chicago Herald.J
Little nations should look out for them
selves. Mr. Blaine is suffering from rheuma
tism, and in a paroxysm of pain be is likely to
yank a small power up by the tail at any mo
CoLtraiBUS Dispatch: Oklahoma lots are
now selling three for five.
Youngstown Telegram: The spring open
ing at Oklahoma was largely attended.
Minneapolis Tribune: The popular song
in Oklahoma is, "Johnny, Get Your Gun."
Louisville Courier-Journal: A returning
boomer is what one might call a boomerang.
St. Loins GZooe-Democraf: Tbe Oklahoma
boom has already spent its force, and the sober
second thought is causing tbe boomers to see
themselves as others see them in the soup, to
Birmingham Age-Herald: Land lines are
being changed so of ten in Guthrie, Oka., that
a man who goes to sleep on a choice corner lot
is liable to wake up in a back alley.
Pioneer Press: Oklahoma Ghoulish Glee:
So stand to your glasses steady.
And drink to me with thine eyes;
Here's a cup to the dead already;
Hurrah for tbe next who dies.
Milwaukee Wisconsin: The men most
familiar with the barren portjpn of the Okla
homa country lately opened, and with its alkali
streams, state that such invaders as were
shrewd enough to pre-empt a ten-rod patch on
whicb is a spring of water, bave a more valua
ble and money-making possession than if they
had 40 quarter sections of the aria land.
Indianapolis Journal: It is a llttla queer
that most of tne reported murders in) Okla
homaare discovered by newspaper reporters
only and that the officers of the law, thVjfth
carefully investigating tbe rumors, are un:
to find out a word about them. As most of
newspapers predicted unlimited bloodshed
the opening of the Territory, It looks a little
If the correspondents were trying to fill orders
front headquarters by -refeftlsg murders,
wMhc 9t M,- ,1.
COLONIES IN PALESTINE.
The Work of Cultivating the Holy Lann
Primitive Agriculture Trees nnd Fruits
of Jaffa The Original Jonah's Gourd.
BIsbon Le Zion lies on a slight eminence in
the midst of a sandy plain, across which an un
mistakable sea breeze blows. Tbe total area
is about 6,000,000 square meters, rather more
than two square miles. Tbe soli is dreadfully
sandy and can support no cereals, though ex
perts say It is thoroughly well adapted for the
cultivation of the vine. This, at any rate, is
the somewhat dearly bought experience of the
colonists, who have in consequence latterly
devoted their exclusive attention to the grape.
The effect, from the aesthetic point of view,
writes E. W. Adler, in tbe Jewish Chronicle, is
anytling but picturesque; tbe ground seems
covered with low brambly vines, looking for all
the world like the furze on some barren English
heath. Ot course I saw it under comparatively
unfavorable auspices; the vintage was over,
and every grape bad been religiously plucked
from its parent bush. The viticulture is that
of Northern Europe, and I must confess to dis
appointment at not being able to see each col
onist sitting, or rather working, under bis vine,
instead of stooping over it as he pruned. A
vineyard looks infinitely more beautiful if it is
trained along stately poplars or festooned from
some other giants of the forest But the col
lection of a million low shrubs, which represent
the grape treasures of Rishon, is more practi
cal and remunerative, and certainly it teaches
a lesson of independence. I am told that its
black grapes, in flavor and In size, compare
most favorably with the choicest fruit of Bur
gundy, and that tbe prospects of a large export
trade in red wine vintages to France are highly
promising. Anvhow, no expense is being
spared by the philanthropist who is developing
On the erection of a cuvemere aud cooling
chamber alone an outlay of 100,000 francs had
been sanctioned, and M. Alpbonse Blocb, the
amiable and wide-awake director of tbe colony,
anticipates great results about two years from
now. The colonists take pride and delight in
their work; each has a half hectare or so of his
own, and all are idealists and have a confident
belief In the future. At the time of the ingath
ering of the grapes there is more work to be
done than hands to do it M. Bloch has had to
hire Arabs to assist In the picking, and soldiers
to guard against the depredations of Arabs and
other jackals. There are some 300 colonists in
all, of whom about a quarter are able-bodied
men, mostly Roumanians, and they seem able
to fight and by no means loath to do so, on oc
casion, and to protect their own. The houses
are neat and substantially built of stone; most
have two stories, and tbe principal street,
which contains nearly all of the 30 or 40 honses
that constitute tbe village, is wide, straight
and planted with trees, so that makes quite a
little boulevard. Every house has a little
garden ground in front ana a yard and out--house,
and often a stable, behind. The finest
building (?) In the place is theofiicial residence
of M. Blocb. This boasts of two bedrooms and
as many sitting rooms, of which one is the gen
eral office of the colony.
. A Simple Bill of Fare.
There are no cows in the place; water Is too
expensive: and so tbe breakfast, which the di
rector was good enough to give me, largely
consisted of condensed milk and preserved but
ter, to which I preferred the honey as, indeed,
tbe wasps did also. Behind this "Government
House" wa3 quite an old-fashioned English
flower garden, which it did one's heart good to
see. Wall-flowers in autumn and pansles and
irises and 'allies droppimr sweet-scented
myrrh." The fleur-de lis was, of course, a
"charge" of the royal arms of Judah, long be
fore tbe house of France arrogated to itself
tho lovely emblem. Near the garden is tbe site
of an unfinished synagogue, which remains as
a monument of Turkish bigotry. Before a
building can be erected for public worship tbe
sanction of the Pasha must be obtained. Beouf
will not give this, and neither for love nor
money is he to be shaken from his determina
tion. The synagogue therefore remains roof
less, and but for the foresight or tbe late direc
tor, II. Osovcsky, who bad a large room planned
in the basement, ostensibly for tbe purpose of
a school, the colonists would have no place
where they could meet for prayer.
CnltlTnilng Jonah's Gonrd.
The school Itself is In an adjoining bouse on
the first floor. Here a busy class of chubby
little boys was learning tbe mysteries of the
circulation of the blood. M. Bloch is a great
purist and Insists that all the proletariat of the
colony shall speak the most classical Hebrew;
so they are taught in that language and answer
questions readily and pertinently in the sacred
ongue. Much attention is being devoted to tbe
plantation of trees; there are about 3,000 olive
trees and a like number of almond trees in tbe
colony. Besldo these M, Bloch pointed ont to
me some eucalyptus and castor oil trees, both
oi which grow fast, are shady, and will in time
attract clouds and supply the defects ot irriga
tion. The castor oil tree is particularly inter
esting, as it is probably the original of Jonah's
gourd, a title, by tbe by, favored by Babbinlcal
authors named alter tne rebellious prophet,
and not a little appropriate.
Tillages In Palestine.
It may be worth while to give a list of the
otherf alestlne colonies, mostly near Jaffa, al
though conditions of time and space prevented
my paying them a visit. Tbey are: 'The Gate
of Hope," 13,500,000 square metres. 411 inhabit
ants. "Jnditba," 141,000 square metres, 75 in
habitants. "Beuben's Heritage," formerly
"Waay Hinim," 1,500,000 square metres, 38 in
habitants. "Bethia's Memorial." formerly
"Ekron," 3,500,000 square metres, 226 inhabit
ants. "Gadara," 2,500,000 square metres, 40 in
habitants. "Jacob's Memorial," formerly
"Samarin," near Haifa, 19,000,000 square
metres, 614 inhabitants. This was visited by
Sir Grant Duff, in bis recent visit to Palestine,
and be refers to it in his article on "A Winter
in Syria," which appeared in the January num
ber of the Conlemvorary Jieview. "The
Corner Stone," near Safcd, 3,000,000 square
metres, 223 inhabitants. "Excelsior," 2,000,000
square metres, 39 inhabitants.
WASHINGTON AS A FIREMAN.
The Father of His Country Used to Bnn
With the machine.
The volunteer firemen of this city, as well as
those throughout the United States, should feel
an especial pride in participating in the Com
ing celebration, when it is remembered that
Washington was a zealous member of the vol
unteer department of Alexandria, Va., as early
as 1750, when he was only 18 years of age.
He resided at that time with his brother
Lawrence, at Mount Vernon, several miles
from the town, and often rode from bis resi
dence to he present with his company at a fire.
He was elected an honorary member of the
Friendship Fire Company of Alexandria on its
organization in 1T4. At that time Washington
was in Philadelphia as a delegate to tbe Con
tinental Congress. He showed his appreciation
of the compliment a year later. Just before be
set out for Boston as Commander in Chief of
the armv he bought a small band engine in
Philadelphia for 80 10s. and presented it to tbe
When he retired to Mount Vernon, after his
second term as President, bo again devoted
himself to the Interests of Alexandria, and it
Is related that a few months before his death
he was riding through that village when the
firo bells rang. He rode to tbe fire and was
surprised to find that tbe machine was poorly
manned and very feebly worked, though a
crowd of well-dressed idlers stood abont Bid
ing up to them he said: "Gentlemen, I am sur
prised to see yon standing idle here. It is jour
duty to lead in these matters." With that ho
got off his horse and himself mounted the ma
chine. It never lacked workers after that
Carry It a Little Too Far.
From the Norrlstown Herald, j
The grave of Miles Standlsh has been dis
covered at South Duxbury, Mass., but it has
been decided that the skeleton found therein
was that of a woman. When a woman crowds
a man out of his own grave, the woman's rights
movement has gone about far enongb. We
had a different opinion of Miles,
THE GREATER WORLD.
When yon forget tbe beautv of the scene
Where you draw breath and sleep.
Leave city walls for gleams of sky that lean,
To hills where forests creep.
The heights; the fields, the wide-winged air
Make the embracing day;
Not city streets. This little life of care
Stealsour great joys away.
Live with tbe spaces, wake with bird and cloud,
Hnread sentiment with the elm;
Our home is nature, even to the proud
Arcs or the sunset's realm.
Then say tbe scene God made is glorious!
Breathe deep and smile again.
v The glow and noble dusks, victorious. , s '
erse regrets ana pfMH. ., ..,
i Bamterne LMhrof in Jfey ifcrffcMr'tY i
THREE TAPERS IN ONE.
Brief Beriew of the Contents of Yester
day's 20-Page Dispatch.
Another mammoth triple number of The
Dispatch was issued yesterday. Tens of
thousands of readers enjoyed tbe choice liter
ary feast which cost them but a nickel. For
that sum they secured, in addition to the news
of tbe day, in its most complete and attractive
form, scores of columns of tbe best thought
of many noted authors. The Sunday Issue of
The Dispatch gives a greater amount of
good reading matter for half a dime than can
be procured in any other form for many times
As usual, the events and gossip of tbe Old
World were exhaustively treated. Bonlanger
has been in London several days, and his pres
ence arouses little interest It is believed also
that his popularity in France Is waning. Em
peror William traveled over the greater part
of Germany last week and was given many
elaborate popular receptions. The first ses
sion of the Sarnoan conference was held on
Saturday. The American delegates were
cordially received by Bismarck. Queen Vic
toria is emerging from retirement and discard
ing some ot her somber costumes, as well as
some of her peculiar ways. The Boyal Geo
graphical Society takes no stock in tbe re
ported important discoveries of Lord Lons
dale. The latest reports from the interior of OMa-'
homa stato that there has been a fight, in
which ten men were killed. A Youngstown
man who has returned from the Territory says
tbatxhe reports of lawlessness are mainly un
true. Near Canton, O., a 5-year-old boy was
shot and killed by his 8-year-old cousin. Pres
ident Harrison has decided to extend tne civil
service rules to tbe employes of the railway mail
service. Mrs. Harrlton's father has resigned
his position in the Pension office. ANew York
correspondent made an Interesting comparison
of the many different portraits of George
Washington.no two of which arealike. The
metropolis is rapidly filling with distinguished
visitors who are there to witness the imposing
Centennial exercises of this week,
The Americus Clnb commemorated tho
sixty-seventh anniversary of General Grant's
birth by holding a banquet Senator Plumb,
General Goff, General Hastings, Congressman
McKInler and Hon. John Dalzell wereSresent
and made speeches. The Standard Oil Com
pany is reported to have purchased a tract in
tbe Washington county oil field, paying $160,-
000 for it The Pittsburg soldiers departedfor
New York. The strikers at Duquesne were
quiet One of the boys alleged to bave been
cruelly treated at the Allegheny Protestant
Home has been ordered from the Institution.
Gossip of the turf and tbe ball field, and a
variety of other matter of interest to sporting
men, filled the sixth page,
Pages 9 to 20 included much interesting news
and a Urge anantlty ot meritorious original
matter. Tbe Interesting novelette "East and
West" was concluded. Bill Nye dipped into
ancient history, discovering some remarkable
facts which other great writers have over
looked. Frank Carpenter wrote from Singa
pore, describing the kingdom and the home
life of the Sultan of Johora in a series of
graphic pen pictures. Shirley Dare discussed
"Beauty and Health" and volunteered to
answer questions on subjects relating to the
preservation of the same. Clarissa gave an ac
count of some of the many Interesting relics of
Washington and his times now on exhibition
In New York. Gail Hamilton described In a
pleasing way the discomforts of a house
keeper in tbe tropical region. H.
A. W. contributed a column of in
cident and adventure entitled "1'anke Dare
devils." Lightner pictured the trials of the
office hunter and the office-giver in Washing
ton. Pages 12 and 13 were filled with the reg
ular departments of social, theatrical, G. A
R., military news, etc. Rev. George Hodges'
paper on character was sound and logical.
Paul Deronlede gave an interesting history of
the Parisian League of Patriots. Robert Bon
ner and other noted turfmen contributed
papers on the horse. Henry Haynie drew
sketches of Paris long ago. Lillian Spencer
graphically described a bull fight in Cuba.
Lady Colin-Campbell wrote from London of
the good work accomplished among the poor
by the English Singing Societies. Beverly
Crnmp's letter from the West Indies was
bright and interesting. Ernest H. Heinrichs
contributed a fascinating nnd fanciful tale for
young readers. Other writers whose papers
were included in the third part were Clara
Belle, Captain King, E. IxWakeman, "A
Clergyman," Mary Gale Humphreys and
A PITTSBURGER WEDDED.
Nuptial of David J. Johns and Carrie A.
Lloyd In Cleveland.
David J. Johns formerly of this city, was
married last Wednesday evening to Miss Carrie
A. Lloyd, of 1032 Cass avenue, Cleveland. Tbe
ceremony was performed shortly before 9
o'clock by Rev. J. H. Hartman, of the Willson
avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Johns' father and
mother, seven brothers and a sister, all from
Pittsburg, were present Miss Mattie Day, of
Cleveland, was maid of honor. The bride
maids were Miss Minnie Lloyd, of Cottonwood,
Kan., sister of the bride, and Miss Sadie L.
Johns, of Pittsburg, the groom's only sister.
Tbe best men were two of Mr. Johns' brothers,
Charles A Johns and E. A Johns. After the
ceremony a repast was served. Tbelbouse was
brilliantly lighted and the music and flowers
Among the guests of tbe evening may be
mentioned Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johns, Sr.,
father and mother of the groom; Henry Johns,
Jr.. W. H. Johns and wife, T. F. Johns, Ben. S.
Johns, Joseph B. Johns. George H. Johns, Miss
Edna D. Johns, all of Pittsburg; Mr. and Mrs.
D. W. Johns, Edna, Willie and Laura Johns,
Mrs. M. Wright Mr. Will Brewer, Mr. William
E.Prescott, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gregory
and Miss Grace Gregory. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Bishop. Mr. and Mrs. John Wing, Mr. Tom
Pearce. Sr., Mr. A. A King, Mr. Tom Pearce,
Jr., and Miss Pearce, Mr. Charles Morgan, Mr.
J. George Stewart, Mr. Fred Burden, Miss
Clara Burden, ifrs. Day, sister ot the bride,
Mrs. George Greenfield. Miss Bes'le West, Miss
Lena Weber. Miss Minnie Addington. Mrs.
Warlow, all of Cleveland.
Mr. and Mrs; Johns Went to New York and
the East for their wedding journey and on their
return will reside in the new home, which has
been furnished from kitchen to attic in readi
ness for occupancy.
Getting Along Nicely.
From the Chicago News.3
The Hon. Murat Halstead has so far recov
ered his health that be now eats a raw Senator
every morning for breakfast
WtcnAJispoRT has had a "progressive plgs-in-clover
john Hummel, a Lancaster epicure, puts
sugar over his raw oysters.
A "leviathan" carp. 26 inches long, is on
show at a Norristown restaurant
An Altoona barber has secured as a mascot a
horned toad that was hopping past his shop.
August Sanders, of HarTlsburg. has a shell
with which Martha Washington used tostirher
tea in lieu of a spoon.
ATowANDAwoman who Is making a rag
carpet dreamed that she was tearing rags, and
awoke to find that she baa ripped a sheet in
A sot in a Columbia store walked up to the
cologne fountain, gulped a glass of tbe per
fume, thinking it soda water, and didn't seem
to mind tbe difference.
APoEf Alleghant man who was tilted
out of a sleeping car berth by a joltof thetratn,
exclaimed in an unconscious way: "Don't
don't I'll get up and start the fire."
At Williamsport Mrs. Cook was called on to
testify concerning a Bible record that her son
was born In September, 1867 he having voted
on age in November last. Snetestifiedthatshe
made the entry herself in J867. Then Lawyer
Parsons showed that tbe Bible was printed in
A countryman at Columbia asked the price
of a railway ticket to Mechanical, and being
told 20 cents, replied to the agent, "I'll give you
15j" The offer being refused he set -out, to
walk. He had not gone far when an engine
whistled behind him. Turning about he shook
his fist at the engine, exclaiming, "You needn't
whistle for me: I made you an offer once!" and
then jogged on.
A Scbanton teacher started for home hug
ging a small alarm clock, unconscious that a
pupil bad set it to go off. She was chatting
with a friend on a crowded street whoa the
alarm went whizz! Sbe tried to smother it in
Taint and people gathered and eyed her scarlet
face as if tbey thought something was wreBg
with aw-tetenay, . weirA feula'
"s4MB.aWMaMWM4 testis am. -i
It is estimated that American women
pay 162,600,000 annually for cosmetics.
George Washington still lives. ' His
name is found 12 times In the New York city
J". B. Staten, of Oscogee, Ga., ha
Planted 45 acres of tomatoes this spring. He
has been offered 51,500 for the crop on 14 acres
of tbe field.
A Windsor (Me.) philosopher says that
a man can live forever on a diet limited to
parched peas and spring water. He knows,
because he's tried it
A Southern paper tells the story of a
mouse which fell into a pan of milk in a Texas
dairy, and kept up such a lively swimming that
he churned It Into butter and was enabled to
leap out and regain his freedom.
Mr. Jacob Houser, of Houserville, Pa.,
has in his possession a watch which has been
in the Houser family for 300 years, it having
been brought over from Germany by an an
cestor who migrated to this country. It is la
constant use and is a good timekeeper.
A Steubenville man thought some
thing was wrong with his nose. It was nearly
stopped up. After suffering from this annoy
ing ailment a year or so be went to the doctor.1?
who removed a sboe button from ;the base part Sf -of
tho nasal cavity. The man now breathes -,-more
Some tricky youngsters in Belfast, Me.,
put one of their number in the bottom of a
bag. covered him with old iron, rags, etc.,
dragged the whole into a shop, hau tbe bac
weighed and were just settling with tbe man of
the shop when the hidden boy sneezed and
spoiled tbe trade. ' '
The bones of a mastodon were unearthed,
on the farm of C. C. Tremble, near Windfall,
Ind. One of the teeth was 7 inches long ana S
inches In diameter, and a tusk of tbe monstrous
animal measured nine feet When the air
struck the bones they crumbled to pieces, and
but a few ot them were saved. "
An impartant suit has been decided by
the Supreme Court of Michigan. It was a suit
against a life insurance company and origi
nated at Adrian. The insured took his own
life by cutting his tbroat, but was at the time
deranged. The verdict in the lower court was
against tbe insurance companyand this verdict
was sustained by the Supremo Court.
Several months ago a Troy girl em
ployed In a box factory wrote her name In tbe
bottom of a box which reached the printing
house of Tuttle fc Co., Rutland, where a press
man named Alfred Henensbaw saw tbe name
and addressed a letter to the girL Acorre
spdndence ensued, and a few days ago Alfred
met tho girl at Troy, fell madlvln love with her
and they are to be married shortly.
A dispatch from Dubuque declares that
a speculator is buying cats there at 50 cents to
1 each, to take to Dakota to sell to the farmers
as a protection against rata. Wben he gets a
good carload of cats let bim go 60 or 70 miles
north of Dakota, in Asslnaboia, Manitoba, or
Alberta, where there are no rats, bnt where tbe
pioneers are so lonely that they will give as
high as $5 for a cat or a dog merely for tbe sake
Captain C. M. Conley, who resides near
Palestine. Wirt county, W. Vs., is the owner
of a pig that is indeed a natural curiosity. It
has six well-formed legs and six feet It has
seven toes on one toot and ten on another. It
is about 4 months old. and Captain Conley says
it is as thrifty and hearty a pig as he ever saw.
It seems to experience no especial incon
venience from its numerous feet, but gets
around as lively as any pig.
A citizen of Carthage, Mo., has in his
possession an original price list of slaves, the
property of Jeff Davis' brother before the war.
The list embraces 103 names of both sexes,
ranging from infants to the aged patriarch.
Babies are quoted at J10O. children of 12 years
600, able-bodied women $800 and thrifty farm
hands at $1,100. A man 50 years of age was
worth but $600, while an old blind woman was
set down at zero. Hnsband and wife ate
quoted separately. The document Is queer
reading to the present generation.
An elderly unmarried woman in
Clifford village, near Scranton, has 17 full
grown pet cats on her premises. She has owned
more than that number at times, and occa
sionally less. Last fall she had 23, but dogs
and cruel neighbors have slaughtered half a
dozen of them since then. Her horde of cat- -are
well-fed and fat and tbey have the freedom
of every room In the house bnt one. That one
room is the parlor, into which the sunlight,,.
never enters, because the curtains are always tiftf
don a. Many of -the cata are beautifully marked '
and very handsome. T
Near Shiloh, Ga., in a modest cottage
lives "Captain Jane Smith," who has won the
title by the courage and independence she has
shown in working a farm of 100 acres. Left on
rented land with only a mule, two cows and
four hogs wben her brother went to the war, -she
and her sister have, out of crops of their -own
tillage, supported themselves and their
aged mother, bought tbe farm and built a com
fortable dwelling. Rising at 4 o'clock, snmmer
and winter, they worked a field till after sun- .
set and fed the stock in tbe dark. From supper
time till 10 o'clock there was a constant clack ,
and clatter of the loom, with the humming of ,, I
the wheel rising above it Tbey spun and f
wove all the cloth for their garments. Their J
brother was killed in the war, but they are 4
now beyond danger of want. I
Frederiok Schultz sues August Michel "
to recover damages suffered in a novel way. ,
Michel is the proprietor of a St. Paul hostelry, A
at which Schultz put up on the night of July '1
8,ISsS. Michel and Schultz were old and fast
friends. AfterSchultz had retired and gone to 1
sleep, Michel went up stairs, aud removing the t
quilts from his sleeping guest, Michel painted
his friend's body from head to foot with spots
black and red alternately. Schultz did not
wake up while this operation was in progress,
but only came to his senses wben be heard 50 .
nproarious boarders laughing and making a
disturbance over what Michel termed his
"spotted gyastlcutls." Schultz did not take
the matter good-naturedly, but proceeded to
clean out the house. He now sues Michel for
2.500 damages for that night's picnic, and
claims that since he was decorated he has suf
fered great ridicule.
A word of caution to George Erancis:
If you persist In your diet of sunshine and at
mosphere, the result will be an air plant and a
funeral Train. Baltimore American. -
Yabsley I saw a cute thing in the paper
this morning. It said tbe easiest way to get rid
of a bore was to lend him a quarter. Wackwlre
I'm awfully sorry, Yabby, but I haven't a cent on
me. Terrs MauU Express.
A Case of Nbn Sequilnr. "He was a very
bad boy. He acted awfully toward his mother.
Then he ran away and went on the stage, where
he made qnlte a name for himself."
"for acting badly V Harper' Bazar.
Old Mr. Van Bibus can't understand why
the "turning of water into wine" should be re
garded as a miracle. He says he once turned
water Into whisky, but he'll never do so again.
It spoiled the taste of the. whisky. XorristotcTx
School Mistress Edward, give mo tis)
definition of excavate.
Edward Excavate, to hollow out
School Mistress dive me a sentence containing
the word. 4
Edward I hit Bill, and he excavated. Harper
Bazar. . '
Spectator (to defendant) Well, I guess
the jury will find for yon. The Judge's charge
was certainly much in your favor. Don't you
think so? Defendant (moodlly)-O, I knew all
along that the Judge's charge would be all right.
It's the lawyer's charge that's worrylnVme. De
troit tree Prist.
Sympathizing friend Your rich old un
cle, they tell me, did not leave you a cent. I
thought he once entertained the Idea of making
you his heir.
roor relation (bltteriyj Entertarnea u.w'.
He never bad hospitality enough to entertain
thing! CMcoao Tribune.
A Clear Conscience. "Ma." sid Bobby
Is it wrong for little boys to tie tin "lues
aogs' tans 7"
"Decidedly wrong. Bobby;! hopeyoull
rin Bn?h & thlntr &s thit "
"No, Indeed, ma," replied Bobby, emphaUeg
ally: "all 1 do Is to hold the dog. "-itorpri
Beat the Old Man. Pauline (pausing
her excrutiatlng scales)-Papa, I must have anew
"Iwillbuyyoutheflnest piano in town on' one -condition."
"What's that?" ".. .
'That you won't play it."
It's a bargain, pa. It wUl ba an elegant ples
of furniture for the parlor, and I can still play
this one.-CAteao Herald.
Miss Envie Mother, I can't see ivhftUt
Is yon admire about Mr. Oaybrauj. He's disgust
ingly annoying with his constant harping on
money matters. One would think he owned the
earth Instead or only one mlllloa'in It, the little
- ldow Envie-A poppinjay with a minion, tar
dea; makes a very desirable husband, T
ksow: aad If he win oaly prove Jyeaoght
ttf sew twtm, aesm ynaw.mp
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