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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1SSSL
THE CKNI'EKKIAL CELEBEATIOK.
The celebration of "Washington's inaugu
ration and the .first century of Government
under the United States Constitution, occu
pied the pnblic attention yesterday, to a
more universal extent than any commemo-
nilon. since tba -SssJsssiiisi h?peclara-1
USB Si iBuHmeiie. -i.2lcaoaici tt&x
most other citlei, marked th dsywitli
parades, musical exercises, and addresses;
bnt the concentration of all these acts of
celebration was In New York, where the
ination united its military organizations, its
sightseers and its eminent men, to properly
signalize tbe celebration.
In an intellectual point of -view the char
acteristic features of the celebration at
New Xork were Bishop Potter's address in
St Panl's Church, and Mr. Depew's at the
sub-Treasury. Bishop Potter's speech dealt
with the subjects that were touched upon in
these columns yesterday, namely, the de
parture from the standards of personal and
national conduct which governed the foun
dation of the Constitution. Mr. Depew
could hardly be expected to bring an
indictment of the class of which he is
the most creditable exponent; but his
eddress was a fine summary oi the historical
influences and events which gave form to
the Constitution and a tribute to the mag
nificent character of the leader under whom
independence was won, and whose inaugura
tion as the first official head ot the United
states was celebrated.
The military parade, with sixty thousand
exclusively citizen soldiers, was also an ap
propriate exhibition of the results of a cen
tury of government won by the services of
citizens against professional soldiers, and
fonnded upon popular ideas. The lesser
parades all over this country, like satellites
of the central display, exhibited the same
characteristic to a degree which could prob
ably be equaled by no other nation in the
Thus the first century of the Government
of this country under its Constitution was
conunassovjeij-lt-if now-the business, of
nation to see if it can do as well in Its
second century as in its first
HQ.TT0B DEALERS' HOPE DEFERRED.
The announcement yesterday, as coming
authoritatively from Judge White, that the
decisions in the license cases were fully con
sidered, and that there will be no. rehear
ings, seems to postpone at least the hope of
the disappointed dealers for a new chance.
The Judge, it is stated, expects to seek rest
and recuperation in the Bermudas for a. few
weeks; and the indisposition of the other
Judges to interfere with actions of their as
sociate, whom they delegated to this duty,
will leave the unlicensed dealers no alter
native but to close their places and either
await the future or seek new occupations.
Their announced determination to respect
the law and abstain from the traffic until
they receive legal authority to carry it on,
is nclunl.pod citizenship but good policy
ovThemselve-j v It would be a final blow to
their hope of securing a new hearing if they
jAaced themselves in antagonism to the law.
So we can rely on their carrying out their
resolution in good faith.
At times the apparent worldly success of
the wicked is calculated to dishearten those
who are trying to keep within the narrow
path. Just now for instance the writers of
r nlthy books are very numerous, and some of
them are certainly reaping a harvest of gold
' that many worthy men of letters have never
been able to obtain. Some critics are in
clined to believe that this foul mushroom
growth of pernicious literature is a serious
menace to the literary taste of the American
people. No doubt those who read the mod
ern novels that are founded on the breach of
all the laws of decency and morality will
not bejmproved in anyway, least of all in
taste. Indeed, it may be questioned whether
the readers of such books possess any taste
that can be' spoiled.
"V - Bnt the effect of the noisome productions'
r'oithe native school of Zola worshipers is
' ''not likely to be widely felt in America.
The success of the books and the size of the
author and publishers' profits have been
hugely exaggerated. It has yet to be said
'in truth that any author won a national
" reputation or one that would last a decade
;. by making immoral books. The writer may
tgjjtfftrer, bat his ballast of filth will bring
, . 'hiskiral to destruction at last Eor a
: while th-Miittle band of wallowers may seem
. r to flourish, but the day will surely come
J '" when their habitation will know them no
more, and the works of worthy authors will
' bound everywhere.
AIT ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE.
An American statesman of the first rank
told the "Washington correspondent of The
Dispatch on Sunday that he.thonght an
alliance between the United States and
England would be good for both countries.
He was able to show that England would be
- - a valuable ally, and that in helping us she
. would be helping herself. It is a curious
.!' coincidence that at this very moment a pro-
-ihjiosal should have been seriously made by
" '. -an Englishman to knit tbe two countries to-
''t-'.sgpether by the marriage of Prince Albert
' fi ivictor, eldest son of tbe Prince of Wales
6 , tio, an American gin. oucu is iuc tugcsnuu
faTorymDssbaet, by name Sir Edward
Jt appears that Queen Victoria wants
Jrlnce Albert Victor to become respecta-
U j i-i. :r. r-t.. -n i:..1 M.Mk.M
S.ana iae a miic auu .uuuiuii iucui-a
Jarllament are already re tire at theidea
the marriage settlements that will be
askedifor if the Prince marries, after the-
''filon'of- the Guelph. family, a.portiorilcss;
princess. Moreover, even pauper princesses
of the Protestant persuasion are in short
supply and quoted at a premium in Europe.
An eligible bride to the young man who has
tbe best chance to sneceed Victoria on the
English throne cannot be found. Then
uprises Sir Edward Sullivan to advise the
young Prince to look toward the setting sun
for a wife.
Evidently Sully, If he will permit the
abbreviation so often applied to a far more
important party vof Boston, has in mind a
lovely American heiress, .whose father's
money bags would'enable the young couple
to dispense with the reluctant largesse of
English commoners. It is not unlikely
that Papa "Wales and Iiord Salisbury will
regard this matrimonial scheme with favor.
The young mau is probably a susceptible
to the charms of American beauty as his
father, and all that would be needed to-gain
his consent would be to show him the girl
and add in a whisper the size of her bank
This marriage, Sir Edward Sullivan
thinks, would promote an era of good fellow
ship between the two great branches of the
English speaking race. Perhaps it would,
if Prince Albert Victor behaved himself
properly. But ir he followed in the steps
of his royal father, the American eagle
would be screaming and unsheathing his
claws in no time at all. The marriage
might bring war If Prince Albert took to
staping out late o nights, or sleeping with
his boots on, or otherwise ill-treating his
Minister Lincoln should be required to
give the young sprig of royalty a clean bill
of health before any American girl should
permit herself fc be wooed and won by the
son of the jovial "Tummy."
A battttr SMALL DUTEBEKCE.
In iho railKRI wul mines nuuii ii IMll
factorily settled seems to have Iwen un.
founded. The resolution of the miners of
this district adopted yesterday, is generally
taken to mean a strike, as a rejection of tbe
scale heretofore supposed to be practically
The fact that some of the official leaders
of the miners' organization had advised the
acceptance oi the other rate, and the other
obvious fact that the miners' organization
appears to be divided, would give a strike
a rather unwise appearance. The princi
ples of organized action in the interests of
labor are poorly understood, if it is not
seen that a strike is only to be resorted to
for' the most important and clearest pur
poses, and then only unless there is a good
chance of success. The influence to be ex
erted as between this and other districts
where even lower wages are reported to be
offered, is also au important factor of the
The difference between the rates offered
and that asked does not seem to an outsider
large enough to justify the loss and dangers
of a strke. A scale of 714c for the sum
mer and 76o for the winter, and one of
74 cents for the entire year would be the
same, if the amounts of coal mined were the
same In each half year. The fact that more
coal is mined during the period of lake
shipments would make some difference; but
it cannot be a very great deal on the aver
age ton of coal all the year round.
This fact permits the hope that the ques
tion may be settled without a strike. The
miners and operators cannot be 2 cents per
ton apart at the most It would be almost
criminal foolishness for either to permit a
strke over such a small difference.
WICKED MB. PL TTMTffKB.
Just now there is a tinge of melancholy
in the appearance of Mr. Elliott F. Shepard.
The foreign missions have been filled up,
but the cup of the great religious editor has
not It is empty, unless a stray tear or two
has fallen into it "With the truly good
man in such a broken state it is sad to hear
of his receiving a stab in the back from a
brother; a blow from one in whom he had
reposed the confidence of a soul naturally
trustful. But the story must be told.
A few days ago the Business Men's Re
publican Association, of New York, had a
banquet To this feast that deserving yonng
person, Mr. Bussell Harrison, was invited.
Colonel Shepard knew it, and he thought
fully posted himself at the " entrance
to the coat-room, so that he might
smooth the way of the President's son to a
choice seat at tbe table beside the good edi
tor himself. A godless party by the name of
John F. Plummer was also in vi ted to the feast
and he also knew that Mr. Eussell Harrison
was to be a guest Mr. Plummer was also
brim-full of thought for the comfort of the
President's son, and when he saw Colonel
Shepard in his watch tower, in the language
of the godless, he went him one better.
That is to say, he sallied out into the street
and crooked his arm through yonng Mr.
Harrison's as soon as he appeared. Then
he marched him carefully under the lee of
the outwitted Colonel to a seat where he,
John E. Plummer, could, fill him full of
choice suggestions and reminders, together
with the viands.
It is not recorded whether Colonel Shep
ard went out and wept bitterly. Bnt it was
enough to have made him weep to see Mr.
Plummer flourishing, as the Colonel would.
say, "like a green baize tree" on the soil
which the religious editor had himself
watered with his tears and prayed over in
the night season close to the coat-room.
BEFOEM OS SPOILS!
There was some fitness in the resolution
of the Bepublican administration to restore
to the railway mail service, the clerks who
were removed by the Democratic adminis
tration simply to make room for Democrats.
That was an attempt at least to rectify a
violation of the principles which both ad
ministrations professed and which both
onght to respect But the heroic effort to
compress a thousand removals and appoint
ments into yesterday's holiday before the
civil service rules went into effect, could
not allow time for investigating the cases,
and was an unmistakable ' case of shoveling
out the spoils. A still more rsmarkable
step is the appointment to a responsible po
sition, of Vandervoort, who was removed
not by the Democratic, but by a Bepubli
can administration, for neglect of rluty to
the extent of absence from work 265 days in
a single year. The present administration,
after its pledges onthe subject, ought to pay
as much respect to the requirements, of,
efficiency in the postal service as the admin
istration of President Arthur did.
OW that the strikers at Dnquesne have
assumed the essential attitude of respect for
law and order, it is no more than just to
credit them with their improved conduct
Further than that, it is fair to say that so
long as thej keep themselves within the
limits of the law they will receive the pub
lic sympathy and countenance. So far as
the public-is advised there is no reason why
they are not entitled to as goq4 wages as tho
workmen at other steel mills. ,
JfowTTE learn that Sir Julian Paunce-
otels .seen to. the beet advantage after.dinr,
r f r .- r-!. -Tiii. v.-. ,
sa-WiAii ' .i -yJJwtafifcJaty i-SmMi&S't ; fty-fr -4'j nW'nlrrmmKaSw
ner. Another striking point ot resemblance
to the ever charming,-but most entrancing
after dinner, ChBuncey M. Depew.
Sexatob StewABT, of "Nevada, is of
opinion that the administration will be a
failure if it does not buy more silver. The
idea of the Senator that theparposs of the
Government is tobuytheproductofhismines
and those of his constituents is simple, bat
liable to produce difficulties in application.
If it is to be commenced, however, we must
insist that it be started by the Government
purchasing $30,000,000 of iron every year.
Whtxb the Weather Bureau could not
provide bright weather for the. great day, it
managed to escape the odium of actual
rain. Harrison does not appear to be a
mascot on the weather question.
The White Cap craze, seems to have met
with a decided check. The result of what
was called a "White Cap joke" in Norfolk,
Va., where one negro who was playing it
was shot and killed by the other negro
whose honse he had invaded, is calculated
to discourage these efforts of humor. Let it
be understood that White caps make very
good targets in a dim light and the nuisance
will soon be entirely extinguished.
The corrected letter of Dudley asserts
that "I do not take dinner at the White
House." This robs the letter of evil charac
ter and raises it to the level of an indorse
ment of the "White House.
He. PabxklIi now takes the stand to
deny under oath what he havalready denied
in public. It is now almost unnecessary
lor him to make the denials, and the im
mense recoil of the Times slanders is shown
by the fact that his denials, which were
utterly discredited before: are B8ff KSiYS
TrlttSS! ifiS & 8tt;f ?r ainpntiL
Does the persistent appearance of Dud
ley's forged letters rouse a suspicion that
that they are an adaptation of the stolen
diamonds of the ambitious actress?
Ix the three months ending with March,
nineteen trusts were formed in England, as
compared with fifteen in the whole of 1888.
It thns appears that if Mr. Blaine had said
last year that England was going to be
"plastered all over with trusts," our British
cousins would have done their best to make
his prophecy good.
If the Samoans are smart they will ac
cept the German demand for indemnity and
offset it by a claim for salvage on the German
The practice which is being pnrsued, of
giving Minister Eeid a public dinner every
two days, calls for a correction of the idea
that tbe way to qualify a journalist for
diplomacy is to get him fat enough for
Doesey can send his condolence to Dud
ley on the ingratitude of princes, politicians
Eso-tthe demonstrations at New York
on Monday night it seems possible that the
enthusiastic Democrats will in 1892 correct
their mistake of last year by running Mrs.
Cleveland for President instead of her hus
band. PEESONAL GOSSIP.
Pkeko- H-xrar XXIV., of Bents, is coming
to tbe fore a composer of symphonies.
Jons Busecn's faculties seem to be in pretty
pood condition. He recently sold a painting by
Meissonier which cost him 1,000 francs for 9,000
Mrs. Mabt H. Huxt; leader of the move
ment for scientific-temperance instruction, has
been invited to attend the closing exercises of
the Naval Academy at Annapolis, on May S3,
to inspect a review of the class in the study to
which she is devoted.
AettstVhistleb, the pugilistic American
who is skilled in painting eyes black and blue,
has removed his pictures at tbe Paris Exposi
tion from the United States department to tbe
British. Otherwise the English art exhibit is
in a fairly good condition.
The Comte and Comtesse de Paris will cele
brate their silver wedding on May SO, and their
children intend to present to them a picture by
Mile. Abbema. It contains tbree views, di
vided by bunches of pink roses, entwined with
white lilies. The first represents the Roman
Catholic chapel at Kingston-on-Thames, where
the Comte and Comtesse were married; next is
a view of York Honse, Twickenham, which was
their residence for several years; and the third
represents tbe beautiful Chateau d'Eu, their
favorite seat in Normandy.
Mr. G. A Saxa relates a comical story of one
of his Maori experiences, which arose out of
tbe natives seeing a naked Englishman enjoy
ing himself in a hot spring bath. For some
reason, which no mortal creature can compre
hend, the natives got it into their heads that
the Englishman must he Lord Rosebery, and
they inquired with an air of tenderne'ss whether
this was not the case. Mr. Bala assnred them
that it was not necessary that every naked Eng
lishman should be Lord Rosebery; whereupon
he was asked what was the probable age of the
gentleman. Mr. Bala said modestly that he
ventured to guess 200, whereupon the natives
left him with creat awe, and were heard dis
cussing with gravity the history of the naked
Englishman, who was not Lord Rosebery, bat
who was 200 years old.
SMITH WILL STICK.
Why Hnrt U Still Ont The Solicitor Will
Not Resign Yet Awhile.
Special Telejrram to The Dispatch.
WASHiNaTOir, April SO. Tbe appointment
of Hon. Alonzo Hart, ot Ohio, still bangs Are.
Mr. Hart is in Washington, and has been for
several weeks, daily expecting to receive a no
tification that tho Attorney General is ready
for him to be sworn In. One reason given for
tbe delay was that the present Incumbent of
the office of Solicitor of Internal Bevenue had
not yet resigned, and they were waiting on him
to tender his resignation.
Solicitor Smith, when asked to-day if he had
resigned, said that he had not. All the intima
tion ne bad received tbat tbere was any desire
to make a chance In his office was what he bad
seen in the pacers. No one In official position
bad'lntlmatedto him that his place was wanted.
He has not resigned, nor does he intend to un
til requested by the Attorney General.
SPECIMEN PISH STORIES.
FEANKLm News: Two Oilt!ity boys went
to Garland a few days ago on a trout fishing ex
pedition, and returned yesterday with 839
speckled, spotted, maculated or dottedbeautles
vulgarly called trout Tbe fishers, being only
15 years old, are presumably too young to lie,
and the probabilities favor .the truth of their
Brooklyn Standard: A big catfish was
caught last Wednesday, and found to have
among other things in its stomach, a pocket
corkscrew. On account of the corkscrew most
people will think this Is a Maine fish story, but
it isn't; the fish was caught at Henderson,
Ky., wbere it is generally thought that bung
starters take the place of corkscrews.
Honksdalk Herold.- The employes in Har
tung's meat market, on Friday afternoon last,
were greatly mystified and somewhat alarmed
by strange noises in the large refrigerator at-'
tacbed to the establishment. Upon opening
the doors a large silver eel was found in posses
sion, floundering and flopping around as if he
was the owner of the ranch. He was no match,
however, Vor the butcher boys, and in a few
minutes his Jour feet lineal 'measurement
turned the scales at 7 pounds; . Upon examin
ing the ice the perfect Imprint of tbe colled eel
was' found in the largest crystal block, It is
supposed in some way, a frequent occurrence,
the fish became Imbedded In the' block and.
escaped the notice of the handlers until liber
atea py uiawmg hus m iswcnws.
JPasAMdaJi je? &4S.ii i
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
It I May Two or Three Tales and .
Terse of the Say.' ,
Tina is May Day,
Tbere are always great possibilities In the
little word "may.''
. MAY. tm
The birds ther sing with aU their hearts,
When all the world Is gay,
The month we love the best is here,'
Mar, sweet Mayl"
The bashful lover on his knees
Delights to hear ber say,
When be has asked If he may hope,
"Yes, you may I"
And 0 ye Manes, one' and all '
Uesec en your jtaUants, pray,.
To never call yon Mame, but thnst
"May, sweet Mayl"
The ridiculous practice which the New York
weekly papers and monthly magazines have of
antedating their publications Is constantly nro
dnctive ot absurd results. For instance, Puck,
Judge, Life, Harper3 Weekly and similar peri
odicals published their centennial number the
.first of last week, and this week when the Cen
tennial is really here these weekly wonders
have nothing about the patriotic proceedings
But it does not matter so much as Itmleht
.for the extraordinary issues of these papers
are, as a rule, only extraordinary In the num
ber of advertising pages' they contain.
A gang of small Italian newsies were show-
Jng their knowledge and appreciation' of
American forms ofjnstlce in the lofty entrance,
of a Smlthfield street dotbler on Monday even
ing. As I passedl heard the following dialogue
between two of tbe boys: First boy, sitting on
the doorstep: "What 'a you done?"
Becond boy, held by two others: "Stole a
First boy in a loud voice: "Thenty-one year
Two youngsters who found the business of
selling papers and shining shoes a trifle dull
tne other night agreed to polish each other's
shoes. Hat each was evidently distrustful of
tfeeeffias?afeHi6r; JCfeiyjersaBtsi SsSsils
tnaimmnf oprEinn ni iimi ii no! iaiiili
of usb mp or a. nanny tnat joo should: com.
mencs on ttuiys enocs.
When Joe had made Billy's right shoe like
unto looking glass be threw down the brushes
and said: "I ain't goln' tershine the, othershoe
till you've shined one ermine I'm onto yer
Billy's protests were in vain. He had to
shine Joe's right shoe before the latter would
polish Billy's left
WHAT OUB BOLDIEBS SAID.
The flag of fair Columbia floats
Above all other banners
, And be who this rule never notes
Will haTe to mend bis manners!
Yankee doodle, doodle dool
, ' And we're the boys to mend them.
The "old resident" was abroad yesterday,full
of reminiscences and patriotism. The follow
ing is from the lips of one whoso memory goes
to tbe old days. Bald he:
"A century ago my ancestor, newly married,
was plying tbe carpenter's trade atNewtonards,
County Down, Ireland. After the day's labors
were ended he was wont to read with keen zest
everything tbat could be had from the Belfast
newspapers concerning the new Republic
which had won Its right to be against British
tyranny toward the setting sun. The
name of Washington had become a household
word in the County Down home. Two brothers
of the young wife who had settled near tbe
forks of the Yongh river, in Western JPennsyl.
vanla, wrote to tbe young carpenter, urging
him to come and plant his stakes at tbe new
town of Pittsburg, which was bound to be,
tbeysaid, one of the great cities of the new
Republic. The young couple were persuaded
to cast their lot on this frontier of civilization,
Their first-born came to them in mid-ocean, the
voyage then'from shore to shore being about
three months in lencth.
"At Carlisle they tarried for winter, and there
witnessed the President of tbe United States,
one George Washington, pretty well known'.to
fame,revlewing the troops preparatory to setting
forth for the suppression ot a whisky' Insurrec
tion in the' Monongabela Valley. The stalwart
brothers from the banks of the lough met the
young couple at Carlisle by appointment and
with pack horses conveyed them and their in
fant over tbe Alleghenles to tbe village at the
forks of the Ohio, which then had less than
1,000 inhabitants. Here the young County
Down carpenter woiked out his destiny, spend
ing above a half century and doing bis bumble
part in shaping the institutions of Pittsburg.
He was the founder of the First United Pres
byterian Church of this city, on Seventh ave
nue, about the beginning of the century,
"A CENTtTEY has made some changes here as
well as in New.York. For a score of years after
the 'Old 'Squire' planted his stakes on Sixth
avenue, the Indians were in possession of the
Northslde, now known as Allegheny City, and
tbe woods to which his children went in search
of Mayflowers and mountain tea were on
Grant's hill and along the classic shades of
Suke's run. When tbe pioneer passed away, in
1M9, the village of 1,000 bad passed 60,000, and
the Indian settlement across the river had be
come a promising young city. A host of de
scendants cherish with fond recollection the
memory of the County Down carpenter."
An Anil-Anarchistic Principle.
From the Kew York World. 1
Alarmists assert that the action of this city
In giving the statues of our great men thorough
baths has still further incensed the Anarchists
against the existing Government.
Nearly a Nnvnl Faro do on Hand,
From the New York Wbrld.l
The naval parade to-day will be a novel pa
rade. If it had rained, another day the exhibi
tion mieht have taken place on lani
Walt, Joseph, You'll Know All About It.
Joe Howard In the New York Fress.l
1 have long felt an interest in cremation;
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Hon. William H. Bnrnnm.
Sew' Haven, Cokn., April 30. Hon. William
H. Barnum, .Chairman of the National Demo
cratic Committee, died at 9:45 this morning at his
.borne at Lime nock. Hebas never been strong
since last fall, though able to be about sine his
serious Illness immediately following the election.
The direct cause of his death was overwork at the
Democratic National Headquarters during the
campaign, lie was not strong when the cam
paign opened, but was forced to work and put in
time closely. He went home this week and Was
prostrated at once.
Mr. Barnum was born in Lime Bock, Conn.,
about 60 years ago, and died within a mile or his
birthplace. He was at the head of the largest car
wheel manufacturing firm lu the State, which
gives employment to 15,000 peoDle. Mr. Barnnm
was repeatedly honored by the peonle of Con
necticut, navlng served the State a number or
years In both branches of Congress. As Chairman
of the Democratic National Committee during
two Fresldental campaigns it fell to Mr. Barnum's
lot to raise and disburse over li:O0O,C0o for cam
paign expenses, and to this work, as In his pri
vate Duslness, be gave bis personal attention, and
eTery incidental Item was scrupnlouUy attended
to by him. ....
Mr. Barnnm, who succeeded Abram S. Hewitt
as Chairman of tbe Vemocratlo National Commit
tee after the Tilden campaign in 1678, the Utter
irimtleman having resigned, was selected IvnnM
of his pre-eminent fitness as a businessman, aj.l
,, mm 4n m, Mlin. .Via. h. .va a mm, m m.m-m t
brightest politicians In the country. He hacrbeen
a member of the committee l.lnce Abe Greeley
movement in 1872. and bad probably drawn more
largely on his private resources Air tbe success of
tbe Democracy man any otner member of the
LOOTcrs, April 30.-Carl Ross, the well-known
musical director, Is dead. His death occurred in
Paris. He went to that city with Mr. Augustus
Harris, manager of The Drory Lane uneater, to
attend tbe Italian opera. Onthe trlpxaeross the
cbannel"Mr. Kosa was attacked by chill, but be
continued on the trip to Paris. Upon his arrival
there he went to tne Grand Hotel,- where he took
to his bed. Peritonitis set in, and his1 deith soon
Carl Bosa was born at Hamburg, March 22, 1S42.
He began to learn the violin at an extremeltvearlr
age, and when 8 years old made his' debut. During
a visit to the United States he married Madame
Parepa (since dead), the leading linger of Jits
company, ana anerwara unaertooc tne presenta
tion of opera on his own account, Carl Rosa gave
a great Impetus to grand opera in English, and
stimulated the activity of English composers.
Dennis McMullcn died at. bis residence, 141
Chemr alley, yesterday at 9 I. m., aged S years.
He bad been a resident of the Third ward for. 35
years, and was connected..w!th Demmler Bros, as
iBxpressmaiiigrw yearo, ao ..eaves a wuO'ana
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THE SNAO INDUSTET.
X BaaMacBMctta Hunter Who Goes a Fish,
log for the Rattlers.
They hunt the rattlesnake every summer In
Massachusetts for his oil, which Is believed to
be a' cure for deafness, and as such Is worth
SS an ounce. But tbe Yankee hunter's native
ingenuity has hit upon an ingenious method of
capturing the festive rattler, which may not be
very brave,' but Is certainly very effective.
Choosing aredhot summer day in the season
tho rattlesnake hunters saunter forth into the
region where tbe reptiles are known to abound.
One man carries aiflsb-pote, another a sharp
scythe. The fish-pole has a stout wire attached
to It, and there is an ordinary pickerel hook on
tbe end of the wire. Moving cautiously
through tbe grass so as not to diatuib the sleep
ing snake, wbo is almost always found basking
in the warm sun near a loose leage of rock, one
of tbe men prods his snakesbiu more or less'
gently with the fish-pole, being careful also to
hold the hook invitingly near to the rattler's
lake any other sleeper suddenly interrupted,
tbe snake wakes up angry, makes a dart at
4he nearest irritatinc object, which Is tbe fish-
book, ana very accommodatingly allows tne
sharp tines to penetrate bis jaws. He may
rattle and hiss and wriggle and writhe and
shoot, out ounces of his deadly venom, but tbe
poison meets, bnt the vacant air. The man
with the fish-pole holds the entrapped, rattle
snake at a safe distance, while his comrade
moves up and, with one well-aimed blow of
his trusty soythe, severs the snake's head from
its body. The body then is deposited in a bag
and the hunters go in search of other game.
The most famous hunter ot rattlesnakes
after this provincial method is Isaac Spurr,
wbo lives in tbe southern part of the county,
near Mount Everett, a region long noted for Its
snakes. Spurr always goes out just before a
storm, for "at that time, he says, experience
proves that the- rattler comes out of his hole.
He bas caught thousands of snakes in bis'
time, and has acquired such knowledge of their
habits that be can trap one every time. Years
ago be found them much more clentif ul and
much larger. He caught one once which was
11 feet long and 35 years old. When Spurr
dressed tbe snake for bis oil he found a young
woodchuck in bis stomach. Spurt's reputation
as a snake-catcher extends far and wide, and
when the zoolojjtcal folks want a Snake for ex
hibition they always drop Spurr a line, and
they are rarely disappointed. Three rattlers
caught by him were taken to the Central Park
Zoo, and are there now.
BOSTON GIRLS IN THE B0WERT.
Ti EliHllsn n rru notion mil in Ina Henri
of Notv York Cltri
Bostok, April 80. Thirty-five or forty of the
Hub's most fashionable young ladles have
adopted a new fad. They propose to establish
an institution in the Bowery In New York City,
like Toynebee Hall, in tbe heart of London,
which is to be tbe model after which tbe Bowery
.Institution will be patterned. The poor women
in the neighborhood will be invited to visit the
institution, and there learn from the fair tutors
something about the art and science of, making
home attractive, even wbere there is little
money to begin. Certain well-accepted reforms
in cooking will also be introduced, and there
will be a kitchen supplied with all modern ap-
SUances formaklng food eatable and digestible,
ne Idea underlying this nroiect la that the re
fining Influence of a neat and attractive and
cleanly kept home for the workingman will be
tbe best possible stimulant to his moral prog
ress. He will leave the dramshop severely
alone,- spend his nights at home, and always
aim to save his money. It is said that the Lon
don institution is highly successful.
Of course the girls, many of whom belong to
the oldest families, will take turns making
trips over to New York for missionary work
among tbe deseiving women In the lower
wards, and this will become very fashionable.
Tbere Is an attempt to keep tbe
e purposes of
of tbe young
tbe project as well as the identity o:
ladies a secret until the opening of the institu
tion. PENNSYLVANIA PRODUCTS.
A white robin is nesting again, as in former
years, in the yard of School Teacher Benfleld,
E. 8. CnEMEB, of Saxton, in throwing a
cigar-stub o.ut of a car window struck a bridge
and fractured his wrist.
On the old Garrett farm, near Carlisle, is a
well which affords good eel fishing, It is
thought to be connected with Cohoeken Bun.
Bknjastet and George Kintnsr, twins,
aged 77, have visited Wyalusing to have their
photographs taken. Tbey are so alike that
they often puzzle Intimate friends.
Jknnze Black, who robbed a Washington
county man of 20 and swallowed tbe bills when
arrested, was at once taken critically ill. It is
thought the arsenical ink on the notes
A PitOatNENT Mead vllle railroad man says
many engineers are afflicted with kidney ail
ments, due to the constant jarring ot the en
gine. A bit of rubber hose under the seat
breaks the jar.
A TIOOA man hid a jug in his oat bin. Some
body found it, partook ot it, and. in hastily re
placing it spilled some of the contents. A
horse ate enough of the oats soon after to act
in a silly manner.
A 6-year-old daughter of John Bice, of
Shippensburg, went to the stable with the cat
to catch mice. She wait lying down, Intent
upon the cat, when suddenly a tiny mouse
plumped down ner throat. No ill effects have
Andrew Mertz, oi Butler county, has a
wonderful pet squirrel. It not only comes to
him when be calls it, but is a first-class ratter.
There is hardly a day passes that the squirrel
does not go put to the stable and kill two or
three good sized rats.
A Gaixttzin liveryman hired out a horse
worth ISO which was returned to him
foundered. He tied up its head with a chain
to push the medicine down its throat. The
horse gave a quick jerk, and its tongue, catch
ing in the chain, was palled oat by the roots.
A CENTENNIAL INVOCATION.
Backward, turn backward,
Oh, volume of years!
Thy leaves bright with glory,
Or blotted with tears. '
Paute at one hundred,
And fold down the page;
Eehearse there the drama,
And paint us its stage.
t . -
- Can spirit familiar
Call up. the wild scene?
Evolve the rnde grandeur
Of forest and Stream?
Till the rustle of leaves
lu a wilderness dim
Comes freighted with notes
Of the bobolink's hymn?
'Till the shade of the red mas
And footfall Is clear,
As he bounds through, the copse
In the wake of the deer?
Like shadow and sun
On the tall, waving grass
Will the vision cone fleetly.
As fleetly they pass?
Oh, artist or wizard,
Whatever thou art,
Bend but. one fold
Of tune's curtain apart,
TU1 we see by the light
Of a lost April day
Tar down through the trend
Of a century's way.
Till we catch the sweet tones
Or a bell's distant chine,
Tbat rang out ocr first
Proud Inaugural time:
Proclaiming these tidings
Of joy on thatiaorn:
To the .sire of bis country
A nation Is bornl
Alas! we but gate
On. the etulr. wtero he sate-
JIhe peerless m Once,
"- The honored In state.
We handle tbe book ,
Tbat the der 1 lips have pressed;
When rosy lu life
They its wisdom confessed.
And the vesture was wont
His dear fon to unfold,
Ah, years upon years,
That has 'mingled with mold
And the lips tlit dropped wisdom
forever are old.
Blest shade of tbe mighty;
Wherever thy home,
Come, come, but In spirit,
Be-viilt these shores,
Jfrom some bright, placid Star,
Where thou dwehest at peace, -
Far from discord and Jar,
Saul called for the prophet
In anguish tupVeme
When Uod answered never
s By Vision or dream;
' But we. In the prido
Of a nation grown groat,
Ask his benediction
Whom we celebrate
Our Washington, ever
' Immortal Inr Statel
.FAITH TUtTtSTOX. J
"NYE SHOWS 0. W, AE0DND.
Triumph of Civilization That Impressed the
Parent of His Country Changes That
Astonished Htta Postal Orders, Jar
Gould, I, Trains and So Forth
"Good morning," said a tall, erect voice yes
terday as the proprietor .stepped severely from
araf t that looked some like a stone boat and
some like a foundered gondola looking for a
veterinary surgeon. The tall gentleman, as be
got out ot bis boat and moored it to a stone
bitching post at tbe Battery, looked like Wash
ington just after he had crossed the Delaware
ana tied his barge to a tree, and his face had
such a general, postage stamp of countenance
that I said: "Excuse me, sir, bdt you look
enough like the Father ot bis Country to fool
your entire family. May I inquire," I pursued
in a cultivated manner, "what your name is?"
"You have gnessed my identity at once,
young man," said he. "I am Indeed the Father
of his Country. I addressed you because I de
sired to ask where I would be apt to find
Colonel Thomas P. Ochiltree."
"He most always puts dp at the Hoffman
House, General," I said, removing my hat,
"and as the sky seems to have a lurid appear
ance in that direction, I judge tbat he is now
"And, sir. In the meantime.what might be the
best method of reaching tbat placet Things are
so changed since I was last here."
"We may go via the Broadway cars if we can
flag one of them, or we can take the Sixth
Avenue Elevated road to Twenty-third street,'
as the guard calls it, or we can call a keb
haveakeb keb kebf or we can walk. Eyether
of those ways will take us to the Hoffman
House, if persisted in. I speak of walking be
cause it win afford you a chance to see some of
tbe changes that have taken place since you
went away." N
"Very well, then. I will be glad to walk if you
will attend me, and, we will note some of the
points of interest."
At first I could hardly realize that I was talk
ing with the Parent of His Country on Its
father's side, but soon my good breeding and
natural refinement of manner began to assert
themselves, and I was less rattled as we went
We walked up Broadway Slowly, reading the
signs as We went on, and I pointed out to him
all the objects of interest, answering his ques-
asnaclieerfaUT TrfesSSsr I sw anything
alami iiicui or nasi i iS:ri2 ills "wroat5.
Union bunding, and told him all WWUf W,
Gould, and offered to give him a letter of in
troduction to him if he desired it. Then we
went Into the postofllce, and I told him how
easy it was to get a money order there, and how
difficult It was to get" the money on one in a
case like his own. Now, for Instance, yon come
In here to-morrow with a money order and you
say, "My Dame Is Washington George Wash
ington audi desire to cash a money order
which I have just received from home." The
man says, "You will have to identify yourself.
There are so many Washingtons. The woods
are fall of Washingtons, and half of them are
named George. The other half are Martha."
Yoil squirm around and feel the cold perspira
tion coursing and babbling down your spine,
and reluctantly you take a newspaper out of
your pocket and seek to identify yourself by
means of a picture, and the man at the window
say, "Yon did stand some show before. Now
you have injured yourself. You will have to
get several good citizens of New York to prove
that this is your picture."
Now and then a well-dressed Brooklyn man
came by us on his way to St. Thomas', justly
celebrated church, or a New Yorker went the
other way to hear Dr. Talmage. Then again a
bridge jumper would pass us on his way to his
daily toil; then looking over the rail to see tbat
ne was not in danger of mussing up the ship
ping, he would leap from the structure and dis
appear with a cunning little plunk.
"Time has sped no faster than the double
quick march of improvement," I heard the
white-haired man say, reverently. "To meet
every great exigency God has put it Into the
heart and brain of man to enter the realms of
what other ages regarded as the mysterious.
The courage that swelled the hearts of those
who fought for you in tbe war of the Revolu
tion now lights the eye of tbe inventor and the
scientist. Peace hath her victories no less than
war. The mighty statue guarding your harbor
and lighting tbe returning American to his
peaceful home under the old flag, now more
starry and. beautiful than ever before, is not
only an everlasting symbol of liberty tendered
by one great nation to another, bat ft is a mon
ument to the enterprise, tbe courage and the
devotion of the inventor wbo bas caught tbe
dangerous light from the tempest and taught it
to trim tbe torch of liberty." He watched tbe
Elevated trains go out.
We then went to the Tombs Police Court
Tbe Court was engaged in maklngthe bark
fly and there was no time for demurrer, rebut
tals, sur-rebuttals. rejoinder or sur-rejoinder.
There was no argument upon tbe ruling of the
Court, or motions to set aside the judgment or
reopen the case. In the language of Justinian
the defendant was required absolutely and
without argument, to fish, cutbaitorgo ashore.
A gentleman with hot coppers and a moth
eaten crown sheet, accompanied by a large jag
of remorse, stood up and took bis medicine
plain. He went to bed wealthy, sassy and pow
erful. He awoke penniless, trembly and de
pressed. Last night It required two policemen
to bead the procession and display which he
considered himself. Now a little child could
have taken him by the plum-colored bugle and
led him away to a quiet grave. I Introduced
him to a hero of the gory baseball field having
a mattress for a breastplate.
"Everything has changed in New York since
I lived here except the quality of the rum,"said
tne solemn man uy my sine, -ino rum nere
was always good for cleaning windows. Let us
We strolled up Fifth avenue, seeing good
clothes all along ouroute, and the ladles and
children never did wear such tasteful and
beautiful clothes as they do this spring. Fifth
avenue with a less molodious pavement would
be a good and desirable residence quarter of
the city, and handy enough to stores and post
office, bat the noise is as offensive to the ear as
the odor of Hunter's Point ever was to the
nose; Some day New York hopes to annex
Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bridgeport, Conn.
Then by assessing tbewnole thing, Fifth ave
nue may be repaved as it should be.
After a plain dinner of borse dovers, patties
Se Foy grass, ragnots, saddle of Welsh rabbits,
breast of dodo, with accordion plaiting,Pomme
da Terror, dofnnnv glace and kafey o'Lar.
washed down with Cincinnati sec, with essence
of Old Virginia tobacco and cob pipes, wo at-
tended tbe sacred remarks
Faust Is a singing play with sad and searching
passages in it It was quite in contrast with
tho sacred concert of 100 years ago, which was
opened with prayer and a 'steel tuning fork.
General Washington declined a box arid we sat
near the aisle, where people could walk over us
in going out between acts to get their breath.
A great many people went out to get their
breath and got it In many instances I think
they Would have done themselves no injury if
they had beenjpnsnccessf oL If I conld not go
out for five minutes and get a better style of
breath than most of tbem did I would have
retained my seat and the respect of those wbo
sat near me.
As we went out I heard General Washington
say: "I wonld'llke to stay over to-morrow and
meet my various relatives who will be in town.
I would also like to get a front seat at the Me
tropolitan Opera House, where I could see. the
Presldehtal party ,eat Three dollars' is none
too much to pay for seeing a President eat, es
pecially If one bas a powerful glass. I would
also like to be here and see tbe mass meeting of
those whose grandmothers jilted me. From
press clippings furnished me by the bureau I
see that when 1 was not engaged in slnmbenng
In a Continental houso in a new place or estab
llshinga headquarters in a new place, I was
being jilted by some long-waisted girl.
"But I must not tairy, fori see bymybull's
nye watch tbat by tbe time I get back to the
Battery it will be midnight, and I am then due
elsewhere, as you must know," Jost then, a
gentleman from the dangerons ward of the
asylum ran his arm through George's and
steered him to an ambulance which stood at
the door. I conld hear the father of his coun
try whoop and butt bis head against the inte
rior as he rode away.
This is the second time 1 have been fooled
tbat way. Once, years ago, a nan visited tho
Last Chance Mining Camp while I was tbere
and claimed to be John tbe Baptist, and before
snow flew tbe next winter an Omaha paper ex
posed tbe whole thing. The man was, not John
the Baptist at all. Bi 11 Sye in the World,
McKeesport's Strong Gnaser.
The gas well of tbe McKeespor? 'Oil Com
pany, which is located In the beart of the city.
and has tbree sets of tools at the bottom of it I
commenced to blow gas yesterday, witn a
stronger pressure than that of any well in tbat
A. Pleasant Undertaking.
Prom the Beaver Palls Tribune, t,
ECMauk, the undertaker, has redressed
tho window. of his establishment in a very
Sbortlna Editor ttlou Have Been' Away.
JTrom the Chicago Iiews.3 r ' ,"
George Wasbiigtea received almost as much
, attention in , tho newspapers yesterday as did.
VHISiaABHSu' , ..,- !'
AT THE SOCIAI SHE1NB.
The Grag"-S3nser Nuptials and Ober Nota
ble Weddings of a Bay.
Simple and devoid ot all. prudish pomp, yet
bright and beautiful in their simplicity, were
the nuptials of Mr.Hobert B. Binger and Miss
Harriet Graff at the palatial Penn avenue resi
dence of Mr. C L. Graff last evening at 8.
The prominence ot both parties made the
event one to be anticipated and remembered by
all the witnesses and acquaintances, hut the
utter.absence of rigid formality further than
the solemn ceremony, performed by Bev.
George Hodges rendered it doubly attractive,
or, in "other words, "a departure from the usual
run of things."
Those nresent were bound by close ties of
friendship and blood relationship, and it was a
mast happy matrimonial event. Tbe bride is
so well known tbat a description of ber and
ber social conquests is unnecessary, further
than to say that she is attractive, modest pos
sessed of grace and beauty, besides having a
disposition of charming felicity. The groom is
a son of the lata John Singer, of Singer.
Nimick fc Co., and is very popular as a society
leader and club man. ,
At the residence everything that decorative
handiwork could do to embellish the v. ene was
presented. Plants' of unlimited number gar
landed ball and chamber, while Gernerc &
Guentber's Orchestra bid behind a canopy of
flowers, rendering sweet, soft mnslo all the
while. (Shortly before the appointed hour tbe
minister, ushers and bridesmaids descended tbe
stairs, followed by the bridal palrv while
"Lohengrin" was played. Tbe couple took
their stand at the end of the spacious parlor,
and there,, surrounded by family, friends and
love, Bev. George Hodges pronounced them
husband and wife, invoking tbe heavenly
blessing upon them foi tbeitf utnre happiness.
This procedure finished, nearty congratula
tions were given, after which a wedding dinner
The bride was handsomely attired in white
moire, trimmed with duchess lace, cut decol
lete, with elbow sleeves. She carried an im
mense bnncb of flowers. Tbe maid assistants
were: Miss Mary Graff, maid of honor; Miss
Julia Phillips and Miss Fredericks Crosman,
bridesmaids. Mr. George Singer was best man,
Mr. Henry Sproul and Mr. Howe Childs ushers.
The presents were innumerable and beautiful.
The lovely event at an end, tbe hurry and
scurry ot servants, kisses, handshakes from tbe
guests, supplemented with hearty good wishes,
not forgettwgths Cninese corn and soiled foot
gear, sent the bappytwo on an Eastern trip to
last several weeks, upon their return they will
temporarily reside at the residence of the
The North Avenue Presbyterian Church the
Scene of NIca Nuptials.
At the North Avenue Presbyterian Church
yesterday afternoon Miss Carrie Totten, daugh
ter of Mr. Robert C. Totten, of BIdwell street,
Allegheny, was married to Mr. George Shriver,
of Baltimore, by the Bev. John Fox The
maid of honor was Miss Annie Barnes, of
.Philadelphia, and the best man John S. Shri
ver, brother of the groom. The ushers were
H. G. Brengle, of Philadelphia; J. Alexis
Shriver. of Baltimore; J. C Perkins, of Erie.
Pa.; Robert E. Totten and H. McKnljrht, of
this city, and J. Hampton Barnes, of Philadel
phia. The-ceremony wa3 performed at 6 o'clock.
The bride entered tbe church, which was
decorated with flowers, leaning upon ber
fatber's arm. She was dressed in white moire,
basque cut V and finished in duchess lace. The
skirt was court trained with an over-drapery of
exquisite lace. She carried a bouquet ot La
After tbe ceremony a reception was held at
the home of tbe bride's parents. Tbe young
couple afterward lelt on a tour of tho Eastern
cities. Tbey will take up their residence in
Baltimore. John T. Shriver, wbo acted as best
man, is a memDer oi tne editorial stan: oi tne
A Church Wedding In Allegheny Enrly Yes
The wedding of William J. Wagner, a well
known young business man of Beaver avenue,
Allegheny, to Miss Etcie H. Snyder, tbe ac
complished daughter of Offlcar Jacob Snyder,
of Chartiers street, took place yesterday morn
ing at St Joseph's Boman Catholic Church, on
Fulton street Tbe ceremony was performed
by Rev. Father Kauffman.pastor of the church,
who celebrated high mass. The main aisle of
the church was covered with crash, and as the
bridal party marched up to the railing ot tbe
altar they were greeted with a weddingmarcb
from the grand old organ. Tbe bridemaida
were Rose Wagner, a sister of the groom, and
Jennie Snyder, sister of tbe bride. The grooms
man was John Snyder, a brotber of the groom,
and Leo Wagner, brotber of tbe bride, acted
as next best man. The bride wore a white silk
dress with pearl trimmings and court train;
diamonds. The brldemaids' costumes were pale
blue and canary colored albaatross.
The presents received by tbe young couple
are both costly and numerous. Among them
was a beautiful china set from the new Post
master. Mr. Gilleland. They will take up their
residence on Fulton street, where the groom
has already furnished a house.
The East End Wedding of a Particularly
Quiet and unostentatious was the wedding of
Mr. Henry Moms, the young Iron master, and
Miss Rose B. Stewart, at the residence of the
bride's father. Mr. J. G. Stewart, on Emerson
street, East End, last evening at TSO.
None but very closo friends, together with
relatives of tbe family, wera present Rev.T.
B. Hammond, of the Shady Avenue Baptist
Church, conducted the marriage service.
The house was gaily festooned with flowers
and other seasonable decorations to enhance
tbe happy event Tbe bride and groom stood
without maids or groomsmen. The former,
who is particularly popular, was dressed taste
fully ma dove-colored cloth dress with white
The ceremony finished, a dinner of most ex
cellent quality was sttved, and the happy pair
received numberless leave takings of love and
wishes for constant' happiness.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris immediately go to house
keeping on Park avenue, where tbey will be "at
home" to friends after May 10.
A Herron Hill Wedding In tbe Midst of a
Profusion of Flowers.
At 7:30 last evening the wedding of Mr. David
Bavles, of the Linden Steel Works, vand Miss
Emma Ruchert, stepdaughter of John C
Flncb, the well-known liquor merchant, took
place at tbe tatter's residence on Herron Hill,
Thirteenth ward. Eev. O. E. Emerson, of the
Centenary Church, officiated. There were
nearly 1C0 invitations extended, and the house
was filled with friends of the contracting par
ties. Flowers in profusion bedecked every
nook and corner of the residence and the
event was a very noteworthy one in society.
The bride, who is a petite brunette, was
dressed in white albatross cloth, handsomely
trimmed, and carried white roses.
After tho ceremony was orerand congratu
lations tendered a bounteous wedding supper
was served prior to the departure of Mr. and
Mrs.Davies for their new home at 661 Fifth
avenue, which was all famished throughout
for immediate occupancy.
A Wedding at the Bishop's Residence, Fol
Moired by a Hotel KeceptWn.
The marriage of Kiss Fannie McCoy, daugh
ter, of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCoy, of Alle
gheny, to Mr. Charles Weidman, of Allegheny,
took place last evening at the resldenee of
Bishop Phealan, after which the bride's par
ents gave "a reception at tbe Central Hotel,
Allegheny, The balls and parlors of the hotel
were brilliantly illuminated, and the guesta
numbered upward, of 100. Tbe bride received
many and costly presents from her numerous
friends and relative's. Tbe bride and groom
left on the 9 F. 21. train for an extended
trip East Dancing was kept up at the hotel
until after midnight
An Afternoon Reception.
Dr. andIrs. RN, Benham held their sec
qnd' afternoon reception yesterday afternoon
attbeir residence. No. 18 Lincoln avenue; It
was attended by a large numoer of ladies, who
have come to look upon the newly wedded
couple's "at homes" as a necessary part of their
existence. Tea was served.
Tho Victim of n Singular Accident.
Special Telegram toThlllsoatch.
ParxeeSbueq, W. Ya., Aprir SO. One of
the most peculiar accidents ever heard of in
this na'ighbprhood happened to a young man
named'Reber a day-or two since. He was plow
ing in afield when tbe trace chain broke with
such force tbat a piece of an' Inch or more in
length,flew from the main chain and struck
him in tbe calf ot the leg. Tbb piece was im
pelled with sneb force tbat it went clear through
the fleshy part of the limb and pro traded almost
ah inCh on the opposite side.
Boomera Breaking Out
lT0a;the New York Herald.:
.The saallpox la Oklafcopaa nil) .preMly
make.tfiose. beeaefsj Ik eak tmt ply
tsau tsej prose a. . ;. 3. &&---z&jgn.
-A Polish writer of storls hr-
celved an envelope coBtiiBH0,.! fioax
admiring reader" i'J .-
A .Mrs wiaat, ot Jaa itiver to "sejjhI
Ohio, retired with good sfeat anctiajoit j nvi
morning totally diibo. , j
A young doctor ifl Caadenhjf,
courting an undertaker's - daughter. It wD
a gooa xning lor tne unaeraes. wrj ,
Constable Ike Smith, 6f-Birm '$30,'
Ala., bas a cat which has developed .-lit
affection for a lltnc of orphaned pup-
An old man from Nortli Card v st
to Plymouth Chnrchlast8undayto,h. Ha:f
WardBeecher. He hadn't heard of il U"b
A corresnondant from Gathi . v itK
Oklahoma, states that f ally lO.OGOiliok ro
fired daily in that new town withouS'-anJtoda 4
getting hurt "--
jj. luauiematician nas ngunLMmataa
man 0 years old has spent three year In bait
toning his collar. But he neglects to stataiSat J
tbe same man bas spent S9 years hahuntmjtox"
bis collar button. XiT' '$?''
n. wonaenui turtle uas been . cpiuea
down in Georgia. Its head was as lorgsaip
uKiiuuia;acama snapped lavwoaninci
plank which had been placed in Its moumAla
""" measured Yjvsm jncues ana WXU'E
nearly a bushel. . -?
Joe Kemp, of Buena Vista, Gi.2'h"id i
very large rat recently that was captnredaa'al
Euieuuynis cat. its snouiaers, neuc vtndF
stripe down the back to tbe tan we,4" Kft "
oitnecommen gray rat. tho nalaotM -c. r
body and feet were white like tbo.wuife-
A rattlesnake three-feet long a( V
under the show stand in front ot a utoie tpoa
tbe busiest portion or Broad street, at AU.r r,
ua,. xnursoay mgnt someone pisslrr w
tbe serpent'snead projecting fror Dens- J. t
oox, ana inrowing it over, atwortfdj
killed the snake.
Near Lafayette, Ga., Jama FostTiadJ
tne misfortune, when fishing, to catch Q
In taking the hook out of his mcr.th toe
bit him on tbe Index finger of tl.n rlilv bx
The nite proved poisonous. The flnger'rts
broke, and still disables him froa: yailGf
may lose tbe first joint Of it
There x a. dearth of hvadnths
don this year, on account of conrtercJil?
JJSSSSi Prgyiana large sales of'.tbo fliwSai
Butch growers will not pvlSIt IB- Tnnmnifia
bo collected, TheMS allowed wdlB'upaniniirTt
ground and then are carted off in hEipuM Tf --
A record of 100 times arrested I'aJfjjejFf j$L
by a New Haven man, who died insatM: ""
week. His arrests were chiefly for. .ilruikiiS"
ness, and It was through bis exceDei tbafjiisF.,'
mind irava wav. It was One of bis trick . whec ts
arrested, to throw bis shoulder out ut . int ant
then by frantic groans to solicit tLesjwxth
of the officers in charge. He
wa3 about TO?,
years of age.
In a certain town in California the'
doors of the calaboose are left open all night.
In the morning the constable goes to the Jail'
and closes the door, and as a general thing.basj V .
from six to ten vagrants inside. Then the men - ,
have a farcical trial, are found guilty andtor - -
dered to leave tbe town, while tbe Justice of. '
the Peace and tbe constable pocket a fat fee in -,f
each case. Soft thing. , "J ..uS?
There is a family in Troup couBryj.J ,".,.
Georgia representing four different denommV Jp
tlons. The mother and one of the daughters; A
are Presbyterians, three other daughters are rV $
Methodists,and another daughter andji son are ' -"i.-Mlsslonary
Baptists, while the father ls In- --J.
cllned to the faith of the Primitive Baptists'. -.'"'
AH live together, except one married daughter,. - '
ana it is a lovmg; narmomous lamny. - -a ...
A piece of fat pork succeeded in start- ..
ing a remarkable series of accidents in a' Craw-4 , v
f ordsvuie (Ind.) household. It bad been placed "$ -'
in a pan In the oven of a stove, caught fire and" if; ;.
blazed out into the room. A boy helped thejjf
situation by throwing on -water, when tbe hot2s
grease was scattered over him, burning.Unrfgk 1
severely. He bolted out of the door and fell 3g; m
over his little brother, knocking the latterKv S
senseless, and at tbe same time the father!-!
hastening to the burned child's assistance, feliij , J
downstairs and was rendered unconscious.' ' - -r
Tne fire meanwhile went out - .s '
The dancing heir nuisance haaJfcMjejj'-, ,.
so great In New Orleans that tbe police conrtapf
have taken action on the matter and ordered
the seizure of all bears found upon tbe public1
roads unless caged. There is scarcely a houso
inLonlsiana tbat has not been visited by wan;
dering Turks and their bears. If-Ta'fdlmeLis
rtven to one of them to eet rid of hlmTTiB"' .
happy donor will find a dozen hears and:',. wo-
aozen xurxs at nia iron uoor next murmur.
all asking for the same recompense. It tbey;
get no money, tbey will ask for food, and if re--;
1 used, tbey will lie down in front of tbe houses
and express their intention of dying there.
One of Scranton's wide-a-wake milk
peddlers'is a single woman 24 or 25 years old. I
She drives around m a covered wagon with i
windows in front and sliding doors on each -
side, and she doesn't leave her seat when she '.
serves ber customers. Tbe lines run through, a j
conple of holes in the wagon's front Sha;
drons them and rintrs a bell as soon as her I
horse stops at a customer's house, and' the ser- i
vant trots ont and gets served by the rosy-4
cheeked mllkmaia. ner norse Knows every ,
customer's place as well as she does, and the j
lollv vonne woman seems to enloy ber Ufo
tin-top. It makes no difference what '.the is
weather is she is as regular as the sun the year
At Kingston, N". T., an Italian was ex
hibiting a dancing bear on tbe street, when ai
visitor from tbe suburbs gave him Scents tot'
see the performance; The Italian took that'
money, but refused to make the beardancef.-1-
untu be bad received another mcsair ibis
angered tbe farmer. He jumped from his
wagon and told the man he must either mako
the bear dance or pay back the 5 cents. The
Italian refnsed to do either.and made a move
ment as if to draw something from his pocket
The farmer struck the bear' tamer a blow be
tween tbe eyes which knocked him' down.
When tbe Italian regained his feet he' pulled
the muzzle from the bear's mouth and told the
bear to "go for him." Tbe bear sorang at the
man as if to hug him, hut the farmer coolly
took bruin by the throat with such a grip tbat
the animal gasped for breath and became.com
pletciy cowed, so that when the farmerioos.
ened his bold tbe bear ran back shaking its
head. The farmer then quietly drove off.
TAKEN FB031LIFE. ;
What's in a name ? Host of the alphabet
la Russia. . ?,' 4 fc
Equal to Emergency. "Did youhbnng.aiu
Held riass with von?" ' ' ii
"Never thought of that; bat we can drink out of 1
the flask." jB2
She Grandmamma is 86 years old,- and j
she danced a minuet here to-nlgbt- 'Smi-'i
He (Just from the theater)-Why, she is almost j
old enough to appear in loe oaiiet v:;v
Attendee! To Hotel Clerk Shall. X' put a
your diamonds In tbe safe ilrs.JooUlghU?;,f
DlstlnEnlshed Actress No, thanks; I, have
ready contracted for the season's advertising
Three A Jr. "I say, ofishur, ishn;t
hlih-stoon. brown-itone house miner'
"Yes. Mr. Sannders. that's yourhouse.2
"Well, I wish when It Chic) comes.thlshV
gain you'd stop It," , Ji
The Point of Honor. TeacheT-Adaaafl
do vou know who made that noise? HBeK
Adams (who is tne gnuty onej-i raow,,pat ltt
not Uke to tell.' 3$BHt
Te acher Yon are a gentleman, sir. , , HEr ',
Happy this week is the manhofnas. '
bought an old mansion wlthafullllneorsome-'
body else's ancestors. He can entertaluljls guests.
without shame, while the pictured "wlgTandrnf-. "
ties lookdown on latter-day Bepublican slmpucity;
The Crtcsus of the Hour. Jones Who'isif
that distinguished-looting man, .blazing wltaJ
diamonds t " jij
Koblniou-I don't know; buJPll bet he nsdaj
window to rent for the Centennial, or else he's-'al
furniture mover t x
The Eev. Dr. Wurdleigh Yes, my onlyj
course is to resign. ir?!
Mrs. A.-Botwhy are the women of thsparlshl
so bitterly opposed to you? 'arK
Tho Bev.Dr.-Because I prayed for ralnjtBai
Sunday before Easter. . iy
Atfree Trip. Citizen (to ranro.ad&super;
IntendentJ-Can Ton give me irco u'g2Hjx
road to Philadelphia? ,,',
SuDeriutendent (with great cordiality);
tatnly, my dear sir, certainly:
hut 1 mtttteantioi
yoa to look oat for trains.
A Til.ttn-. Tiw1ine. Mrs.
Browning Cult has rather subsidedlnyo
has It not? . , ..a
Mrs. L. (from ChlcsgO)-Xs. inaeeaiijiT
--. ,- .. ,-,hi curves It Is scarcely at
aggeratloatosaythat Browning Is alreadylbi t
WaM'tnnnfal Prizes. MiM'. vC
Mamma. Dr. Be Hooper asked me to be his J
last night. .l-F?
Llammi-or course. Ton accepted him!,
MlsiClara-ltold blmlwould giyelMmanan-
Mamma-Accept him imaedUtelyrltHs.Attat
a window on we use 01 ue procesnoBsisssss