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ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1SML
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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1SS9.
AN ASYLUM ATB0CITY.
Chicago has an unpleasant task before
her and one which must be attended to. It
is the investigation of the horrible charges
leveled at the Jefferson County Asylum.
In that institution recently a patient named
Robert Burns died, and a great mass of evi
dence exists to show that he was killed by
the barbarous cruelty of three of the asylum
keepers. Yesterday at the inquest a news
paper reporter, who had obtained admission
to the asylum nnder the pretense of lunacy,
but really to obtain for his paper a true ac
count of the management of the asylum,
gave most damaging testimony. He told at
great length a horrible story of the repeated
acts of brutality by which the man Burns
was reduced in ten days from a state of
robust physical health to that of sallow,
hollow-eyed lunacy, and finally brought to
This recital, painful as it is, should be
read, because it reveals a condition of affairs
which is only too likely to exist in similar
institutions nearer home, unless the ex
ecutive officers are not only honest and hu
mane, but also careful" to see that their sub
ordinates possess these qualities also. The
incompetency of the Superintendent of the
Jefferson Asylum seems to be established by
his ridiculous assertion of the reporter's in
curable insanity, and it is impossible to ac
quit him of responsibility for the death of
the unhappy Burns, when such a steady and
concerted course of cruelty is shown to have
been followed by no less than three keepers.
Doubtless Chicago will see to it that all the
To the mind or man no cruelty seems so
devilish as that inflicted on lunatics or
idiots. The poor creatures whose heaven
born reason has fled, whose very souls seem
to have Jeserted them, need our pity, our
protection,most of alL The persecutors and.
murderers of the insane should meet with
punishment at once swift and most; severe.
Liars, domestic and foreign, have been
having quite a boom during the last forty
sight houra-3fe4aTgcst fabrication, though
it must be said that it lacked originality, for
its lines were molded upon an exploded
canard of recent date from the samecountry,-
may be termed, for convenience, the Mexi
can lie. It told of a terrible riot in Laluz,
Mexico, in which two hundred and fifty per
sons, who were attempting to rescue some
priests imprisoned in a jail, were killed.
The details of the slaughter were given in
picturesque style, and the whole story bore
a very impressive air of verisimilitude. A
brief telegram, to be found elsewhere in this
issue, explains that the report is a tissue of
bald lies, woven around an everyday occur
rence in a Mexican city, the murder of one
' A great deal of astonishment and alarm
was caused yesterday by a statement ema
nating from Baltimore to the effect that yel
f low fever had broken out among the crew
'of the steamer Weser, of the North German
Lloyd Company, then on her way to Bre
men. It was said that many of the crew
had died of the fever. A cablegram was re
ceived by the steamship company yester
day afternoon which read as follows:
ThB steamer Weser passed Dover at 6 o'clock
this morning. All well. No truth in report
that yellow fever is on board the snip.
Thus lie number two is nailed. The last
large lie of this series is involved in the ex
hibition in the Centennial parade in NewJ
York of a dilapidated old carnage as
. General Washington's. The vehicle turns
out to be an antique duplicate of no partic
It is not easy to explain how truth has
come to such bad usage at a time when we
are celebrating the .memory of a man who,
at least "in his boyhood, never told a lie.
Perhaps, as a majority of the lies in this
case are of foreign origin, it is a dispensa
tion ot Providence to make, by contrast, the
veracity of "Washington's people appear
DONATED AN HED2ESS.
Pittsburg is well provided with beautiful
young women, and not a few of them have
the good luck to be heiresses. Still we are
- never sorry to hear of additions to Pitts
burg's resources in the way of "youth,
beauty and wealth combined. It is some
what of a surprise to get news of an addi
tion of this sort by way of Omaha, hnt the
news is welcome anyhow.
Senator William John Morgan, who
. ecems to combine the management of
, bicyclesses with the services of the State of
Nebraska, or some other political celebrity,
has been worried of late by whispered in
sinuations concerning the identity of one of
"his clients, a Miss Birdie McCarrv, of
Pittsburg. Birdie Is a contestant in the
- liicycle match, -and to clear his soul Senator
Morgan unbosomed himself as follows to a
reporter of the Omaha Eerald: "Miss Mc
' Curry is one of Pittsburg's most charming
and accomplished society belles, and
her face is well known to the
elite of the Smoky City. I may add
. that she is heiress to an estate valued at
81,500,000, and pursues bicycle riding mere
" ly as a fad. She began. 'cycling when she
left .the convent in which she was reared
from childhood. I will confess, however,
that her front name is Augustina. J be
stowed the sobriquet of 'Birdie' upon her
because she is such a flyer."
.This is news, icBeea. It is highly to be
. regretted that Miss McCurry, whose front
-name is JLucustina. should have slid away
, .('- "from ler conventual' retreat without send
ing- Avon n Ttntral ow, nhnnt it in Thn .n
A..6 w . - ,... ... . . ,
Si., ciety papers. She would never have been!
j;uspected of being a female impersonator or I
a portionless young person if she had per
mitted Pittsburg to know of her existence
before she took to the bicycling track and
the wilds ot Nebraska. Plenty of young
men in Pittsburg would have gladly in
dulged her fad for bicycles and caramels,
and attended to her fifteen hundred thou
sand dollar estate into the bargain if she
had but breathed a word of her desires
when dallying with the elite of .these parts.
It is never safe to speak for the elite, but
we think we can safely say that if it had
even known Miss McCarry when she was at
home it would never have let her run away,
extremely fast young woman as her mana
ger, the Senator, says she is on a bicycle.
But Birdie, or Augustiua, is lucky in
having such a modest, truthful man as Sen
aor. Morgan for a manager. Her fortune is
never likely to grow less in his hands, and
if she goes further west her standing among
Pittsburg's elite is likely to bocome more
circumstantially astonishing. Pittsburg
will try to get alone; without her prize
heiress for a few more moons.
HARD NAMES FOE CIDEE.
Cider came it. for sharp criticism at a
temperance meeting in Baltimore yester
day. The members of the Maryland State
Temperance Alliance passed a resolution
asking the Legislature to bring cider within
the category of strong drinks. This motion
was not adopted without considerable dis
cussion. The delegates from Baltimore did
not join in the denunciation of cider. They
said they knew cider pretty intimately and
the remembrance of the drink thrilled their
souls gently, but pleasantly. Cider, to
them, was a palatable and harmless liquid.
But there was an expert on' the ground
who arose to combat the Baltimorean con
tentions with the shot of his own experi
ence. He was a certain Rev. C. EL Fitz
gerald. Disguised we trust not in drink
he had gone, he said, into the places
where they sold the insidious juice of the
apple and perceived its effect upon the men
who swallowed it. Of the two, he thought,
oider was worse than whisky. Mr. Fitz
gerald denounced cider without mercy, and
the motion to prevent the establishment of
cider clubs in local option counties by in
cluding cider among prohibited strong
drinks was carried.
Maybe the cider side 'issue is yet to come
in for full consideration in this State before
the people vote on the 'prohibition amend
ment At present the impression to be
gathered is that the statns of cider is not
In an article on the efforts of the Union
Pacific directors to provide against the
further increase of its debt to the Govern-'
ment,the Boston Eerald makes the following
rather startling assertion: ''ffc venture to
say that to-day its directors would-be willing
to assume the responsibility ofrelievine the
United States Treasury fnjm paying in the
future the interest on-4he Union Pacific
bonds, but the Government will not permit
such action to betaken."
Such an . extraordinary, statement re
quires somr citations of authority to main
tain it it is true that the Govera-ment-Tias
' never permitted the Union
Pacino to pay the interest on the
blends issued in its aid; but we have never
heard that it refused to permit it Both the
refusal and permission have, so far as the
public knows, been made unnecessary by the
fact that the Union Pacifio has negleoted to
send on the funds.
Against the Herald's assertion, we will
venture- the prediction, if the directors
of the Union Pacific will make a tender of
the funds necessary to pay the interest on
its Government debt, or of security for the
payment of future interest, without any
drawbacks or reservations, that no official of
the United States Government will have
either the stupidity or the hardihood to reject
it There is nothing in the laws governing
our administration to prevent taking what
ever can be got on a shaky debt whenever it
can be realized.
At all events the experiment is worth try
ing and the question can be. very easily
tested. If the Union Pacific directors are
ready to pay this interest as the Herald
claims, why not send on certified checks to
Washington for the next installment of in
terest on their subsidy?
A DIFFICULT CONUNDRUM.
"Where was Chicago 100 years ago?" asks
the Tribune of that city, and adds a footnote
to the query declaring: "An answer to this
is expected from numerous loathsome and
green-eyed cotemporaries." As the closing
expression is that used in Chicago journal
ism for "esteemed cotemporaries," we reply
that the question though it is not easily
answered, still is an impressive one. It is
calculated to fill the mind with -grave
thoughts, not unmixed with envy, to reflect
upon the answer most wonld make, that a
century ago Chicago was nowhere. But even
thatsolution wouldappear to be barred by the
rule of ex nihilo. The question is a delicate
and difficult one. It wonld be less difficult,
though perhaps not less delicate, to tell our
esteemed Chicago cotemporaries where the
majority of their city will be 100 years in
HEBE'S TO HEW Y0EK!
The Centennial celebration of President
George Washington's inauguration is now
a thing of the past. It must, be said that
New York City has covered herself with
glory in honoring the nation's hero and the
nation s past The multitudes that have
flocked to the Empire cityfrdm the nether
most corners of this great country have
learned perhaps, as. in no other
way they could have learned, what
a great city the New York of" 1889 is. The
claim ofkNewYork to be considered the
metropolis of the country has for once been
properly supported by a metropolitan wel
come and a generous reception of her in
numerable guests. Prom this time forth
New York City's name will be in better
odor. All the States have joined to pro
mote the glory of New York; a national
event has been celebrated so as to reflect the
most honor upon a locality.
In all this season of parades, speechifying
and feasting ttae -untoward accidents have
been very .few. A million strangers have
enjoyed the hospitality of New York to the
ML The ball is not a pretty thing to
talk about, but then no great festival can
escape some drawbacks. Altogether Pitts
burg can congratulate New York heartily
on the success of her festival and wish her
many glorious returns of the day.
- The secret treaty alleged to have been
made between Germany and England, as to
the partition of the Tonga and Samoan Isl
ands, is improbable on its face. According
to it Germany was to receive something. In
colonial enterprises of this kind the British
lion always wants everything in sight
Theee is'a smell of fried fish in New
York. Stuyve Fish, the Chairman of the.
Centennial Ball Committee, is in the Trying
The New York World and some other J
papers found out yesterday with wonderful
alertness that the ball of last Monday night
was not exactly what it should have been.
The Dispatch published the disgraceful
facts about the ball on Wednesday morning.
The Allegheny Baseball Club decided to
leave Pittsburg in tears as it took its de-
'parture for a month, Still it looks as if the
Hustler's team might stir up the roosters on
the top perch before the season is over.
The continued indisposition of Secretary
Blaine is alarming. How is a vigorous for
eign policy to be kept going if the gentleman
who is to shape the policy remains in bed.
It is to he hoped Prince Bismarck will not
take advantage of Mr. Blaine's sickness,
AtjstbAlia is coming to Ireland's aid in
fine style. At Melbourne the. other day,
after an address by John Dillon, one thou
sand pounds was subscribed to help Parnell
and home rule along.
As the details of he orgies at the Cen
tennial ball come in it becomes more and
more apparent that Mr. Ward McAllister
was right when he said that the Centennial
committee could not manage the ball. They
could not manage themselves.
The young woman of Allegheny who
sought beauty in a ddse of belladonna yes
terday and got a large pain in her interior
department instead, will probably not en
rich any druggist again.
It is gratifying to notice that our esteemed
cotemporary the Washington, Pa., Journal
devotes a column editorial to the recent
street car strike in Vienna. Little "Wash
ington ought to keep her eye on Vienna.
PERSONAL- PACTS AND FANCIES.
LM Huso Chang, the Premier of China, Is
very seriously ill.
OABDnrAL Gibbons will spend two weeks in
May at Hot Bprings, N. C.
Ms. Chamberlain and his wife are guests
of the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Prof. Amtufrus Vambery has obtained
permission to search for historical Hungarian
documents in the Sultan's library."
Belva A. Lookwood says: "We will inaug
urate a woman as President 25 years hence."
Is it possible she is grooming as a darkhorse,
so to speak, for the campaign of 1913?
It is rumored In literary circles that Wm. D.
Howells has been making a' close study of the
social phenomena presented by the Centennial
celebration for uso1n a forthcoming novel.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Commander in
Chief of tbe Mediterranean station, who re
turned, to'England in consequence of prostra
tion by fever, is making favorable progress to
The New York. World says: Among the State
Governors in tne parade Governor Hill was
voted the most popular, Governor Bulkeley the
handsomest, Governor Biggs the most patri
archal. Governor Ames the most indifferent
Governor Gordon the most soldierly. Governor
Green the most carefully attired and Governor
Beaver the most observed.
The King of Spain, Alfonso HL, not yet 3
years old, is a rosy-cheeked, fair child of bright
disposition and.more than ordinary quickness
and curiosity for his age. He has been taught
to give a military salute, and his greatest de
light is to witness the relief of the guard from
the palace windows at 10 in tho morning. Old
courtiers say he has a strong likeness to the
Bourbon portraits in the Madrid Museum.
Secretary Pboctor has retained to Wash
ington from New York, and was at the War
Department yesterday. Saturday morning he
will start on a trip to the West, accompanied
by General Drum and Colonel Barr. The
military school at Leavenworth, Kan., will be
inspected, and the party will proceed to Den
Ter, Cheyenne, Omaha, St, Paul and Chicago,
being joined by General Schofleld at the latter
Now1 that the "hanging method" of treating
locomotor ataxia (progressive paralysis) is be
ginning to attract wide attention, there will,
doubtless, be many claimants for the credit of
its discovery. It is already made clear that Dr.
E. P. Banning, of Canfleld. O., was practicing
and writing in favor of the method 30 or 40
years ago, and that, therefore, it cannot prop
erly be ascrlDed to the young Russian physician
who has been getting credit extensively for de
Carl Rosa was too modest to speak much
of his indefatigable labors, or to say anything
of certain good deeds he desired to hide under
a bushel, such as the Parepa-Rosa scholarship
which he founded 15 years since, as a tribute to
his wife's memory, in the Royal Academy of
Music, at a cost of $5,000; and the assistance he
rendered to the more modern Royal College.
He never went through the ordeal of a benefit
or received a testimonial Nine years ago he
married again, and the domestic happiness he
had so sadly missed returned once more to his
One Snbnrban Town Captures All of the
Property ot Another.
Chicago, May 2, The town of Maplewood
is one of those recently annexed to Chicago.
Yesterday Chief of Police .Hubbard went out
there to take formal possession of the place,
and pnt it in charge of city police officers. He'
found the Town Hall, where the village police
and fire departments had made their head
quarters, literally robbed ol everything. One
chemical Are engine and all the appurtenances
of the office, even to the cuspldores and the
coal, as' well as the shed that covered it, were
fone. The Captain of the police of the town of
efferson had come in the night, after the an
nexation, and carted everything np to Elmira.
Books, records and everything were gone.
Tne people of Maplewood had purchased the
fire engine and paid for the building, and
they feel like mobbing the town of Jefferson
police. Superintendent Hubbard took Trus
tee If olan and the two Jefferson policemen be
fore the City Law Department and related the
facts. Assistant Corporation Counsel Knight
at once wrote an order to the Jefferson town
authorities commanding them to return all
that had been taken out of Maplewood.
A Supposed Letter of nn Irish Gentleman to
His Son at School.
The London Spectator, pursuing its re
searches into Irish bulls, prints, in its current
issue, the following supposed letter of an Irish
gentleman to his son at school, written by John
Brougham, the Irish actor and dramatist:
"I write to send yon two pairs of my old
breeches, that yon may have a new coat made
out of them. Also some new socks that your
mother has just knit by cutting down some of
mine. Your mother sends you 10 dollars with
out my knowledge- and for fear you may not
spend it wisely I have kept back one half, and.
only send yon nve. xour motner and a are
well, except that your sister has got the
measles, which we think wouIcLspread among
the other girls if Tom had not had it before,
and he Is the only one left. I hope yon will do
honour to my teachings; if not, you are an ass,
and your mother and myself, your affectionate
PBESERVED IN AN OLD. WELL,
A Ladder .Burled In the Earth C9 Tears
Fonnd Without a Trace of Decay.
Bcottsbtjbg, "Ikd., May 2. Some time about
the year 1820 a.wellwas bored at Lexington,
this county, by John Popkins. with the expecta?
tlon of finding oil. The well was dug to a depth
of 125 feet and was 8 feet In diameter. After
that depth was reached a drill was procured
and boring was continned until GOO feet more
was reached, making 725 feet in all. At this
depth the well was abandoned, but not until it
had filled with water, which was, very salty. In
descending to the point where the drilling was
begun, a ladder 123 feet in length had to be
A few days ago M. V; Getty, of Lexington,
commenced to redlg the well for the purpose
of finding natural gas. The bole bad been
filled for many years, but when he cleaned it
out the ladder, which was made 69 years ago,
was found to be In a perfect state of -preservation.
Policemen Belong. to Clubs.
From tne New York World.1
An important fact brought out by the large
crowds ,was .that every ..policeman in this city
belongs to a club.' - ' ' ' ' --
THE TOPICAL TAMER.
A Very Llttle'Eva New PIg Counterfeits; ,
and Gossip of All Sorts.
The little Eva, of "UncleTom's Cabin" Com
pany, which is playing this week at Harris', is
a phenomenon in her way. She is the year-old
daughter "ot Mr. Charles Clifford, the manager
of the company, and her n&mejs Ethel Her
fourth birthday occurred onlya'shortimeago,
She is therefore probably the youngest Eva'
that has ever been seen upon "the stage. Mr.
Clifford's company began the season with an
older girl as .Eva in fact she was too old, being
14, and large for her age, and nearly as big as
Tops. Little Ethel Clifford used to sit in the
wings and see the elder girl play the char
acter every evening, and she became very de
sirous of playing it herself, but her father was
afraid she was too yonng. At length, about a
month ago, when the company was In Troy, her
father allowed her to take the part of Eva at a
matinee performance. I should have said be
fore that Ethel Clifford picked up the lines, of
Jfra'tpart from hearing the, other girl play.
Well, the 4-year-old actregsmade a hit at the
start," and has ever since played 'the character
with great success. She is so little and inno
cent tbat her appearance renders the pathetio
part of the play even more affecting than it
There are many words" which her little
tongue cannot pronounce, but her simple child
ishness renders her acting all tho more
effective, and every night Milt Barlow, the
veteran who plays Uncle Tom, comes from the
stage after his last scene with little -Eva, with
tears streaming down his face.. He says that
her acting touches his heart molt deeply. Lit
tle Ethel will continue to play the part until
the end of the season in New York, on June 10.
The pigs in tho clover, have gone out as far
as the popular puzzle goes, but they have come
in just lately as a bit of je'welry.in the shape of
a watch charm. The little puzzle is not larger
than the top of a good-sized little finger, and
the pigs are small pearls, the body of the puzzle
being of gold prettily chased. Strange tq say it
can be used as a puzzle also.
It seems that It is becoming popular here, as
it has become elsewhere, for ladies to have
their hands photographed, and the windows of
the photographers in town, are just now full of
such curious exhibits of art; but it must be said
in candor that most of the photographs of
hands that are to be seen lu the shop windows
these days are particularly ugly. Perhaps the
girls who have pretty hands won't allow the
wicked photographers to exhibit their photo
graphs. Anyhow, most of these exhibitions
have a decidedly gruesome effect
Among the chronic nuisances which you will
alwavs find at a winter or summer resort is the
man whose head is packed full of statistics.
A report of such a man comes to me from a
Southern hotel 'where invalids congregate hi
the winter time. This statistical monster must
have a very had effect" upon invalids. He is
always ready with the exact date, name, place,
or other circumstance which may happen to be
the topic of conversation.
It is dangerous to make any positive state
ment in the presence of this man, for he will
De sure to correct yon, no matter how careful
you may be. It can be imagined that In some
places such a man would be 'decidedly useful,
for instance, in a newspaper office, where in
quiries from the public, and from the workers
themselves, are constant. But the statistical
fiend is never to be fonnd in any place where
he is of the slightest use. He is an unmiti
gated boor at all times, and he seems to be
given as a curse to this earth with the grass
hopper and the" cholera.
Ptttsbtjegebs had better be careful to ex-,
amine the S5 bills they receive these days. It
is reported from New York State that an enor
mons number of excellent counterfeits are in
circulation there. One of these counterfeits is
now is the possession of a Pittsburg bank. It
is a very clever forgery. The only difference
in it from the real article is tbat the seal is
small instead of large, and the threads are
printed instead of being really in the paper.
When it is used it is almost impossible to tell
it from the genuine bill. There are said to be
100,000 at least of these in circulation in the
East, They are supposed to have been made
in Europe. After the bill has been in circula
tion some time it takes the greasy look which
the real bill never assumes.
A bather good story about a counterfeit
bill was told to me yesterday. One day a well-known-merchant
presented at his bank, in Au
gusta, Ga., a 10 bill among his deposits. The
cashier immediately rejected the bill, saying
that it was a counterfeit. The merchant, of
course, disclaimed any participation in the
fraud and took back the bill, the cashier mere
ly taking a note of his name and the number
and denomination of the bilL A couple of years
passed, and the merchant again presented him
self at the bank one afternoon and was told that
the President wished to see him. Ho went into
the President's room, and that gentleman said
to him: "I am sorry, sir, but I shall have to
have you arrested for passing counterfeit
money. The bill which you tried to pass upon
us two years ago has come into our hands from
another party. Here it is, and you can see that
the number of the bill is the same as that on
record as that which you presented to us two
The merchant replied tbat that could not bo
so, as the, counterfeit bill which he had pre
sented at the hank two years before, bad since
that time lain in an inner drawer of his safe.
Whereupon he went and fetched the bill, and
sure enough the same number was on both
bills. The forger had simply not changed the
number on his counterfeits. This is not usual
with counterfeits I am told,'f or the numbering
of the bills is the easiest part of the forgery.
FOB BAEEBALI, CHASES ONLY.
Some Gothamltes claim that that'ball was a hit,
Bat the gnests all retort with a howl;
'.'If that ball waa a hit, you'll have to admit
That the ball was decidedly 'foul!' "
CHANGING INTO A MUMHT.
Tho Remains of the Chicago Girl Have Not
Yet Been Interred. -
Chicago, May 2. The remains of Miss Wil
helmnina Stahl, the young lady pronounced
dead by the physicians who. attended her, but
believed by her mother to be still alive, still re
main nnburled. Dr. Moore made i careful
examination of the body last evening, and re
ports that its condition is gradually changing
not in the direction of decomposition, but into
a state which the doctor describes as "mummi
fication." If this process continues, the body
may be indefinitely preserved. 4 '
No arrangements have been made for the
burial, though the family are.at last convinced
that, the girl Is dead beyond a'doubt. It is
feared by the relatives now tbat so much in
terest has been excited In the case that it would
not be safe to deposit the body In the burial
grounds eelected.and it will probably he placed
in some vault.
Wealth Is Poor.
Jfrom the Boston Herald. 1
The latest play.in London is "Wealth."
Paradoxical as it may seem, it is poor.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Captain E. III. Yard.
Cantaln Edward M. Yard died yesterday at his 1
residence in xremon, a. ., in mi vutnyear. The
deceased was weU-known In Pittsburg, and' the
older people, on the Uonthtlde especiaUy, remem
ber turn. The Yard mansion at the foot of Sonth
Twenty-second street was a landmark. Captain
Yard.wasbornlnLawrencevIlle, N. J. He came
to Pittsburg at the commencemet of the war in
the capacity of representative or the United states
I4ary department. He had charge of testing the
pons which were made bvthe ITort Pitt Cnnnnn
Foundry in this city. During the time he was in
Pltuhnrir he married Miss Joseohlne llmihr
and immediately alterward he built the mansion
house referred to. He lived there with his wife
nntU Mrs. Yard died.
About ten years ago he retired from the United
Btates'Havy to live In Trenton, H.J. He leaves
one aaugnier, airs. j. ureese, wno resides
who resides in
nir the Mononga
i the property of
ill take place in
Trenton now. a targe estate aion
hela river, on the tiouthstde. was i
the deceased. The interment will take place In
me Aiiegaooj ivmeierx Dimrusr hcxi.
Matthew Campbell, the senior member of the
T. Campbell window glass firm on the Bouthslde,
was found dead yesterday in his warehouse. A
physician, after an examination, said that heart
disease had been the cause of death. Mr. Camp
bell was one of the best known citizens on the
Southslde. He was W years of age, and when he
left his home yesterda ) mornlnff he was apparent
ly In very good heal th. He has been connected
with the Rtass industry all his life. Tne company
of which lie was the senior member was onlyor-
Snlzed 'last Anjrast arter the death of Mr. T.
mpbcll, the fatnerorthe deceased
The remains were removed to the family resi
dence at 201S Sarah street The funeral wilt take
place to-morrow. Mr. Campbell was a member
ot the Southslde Catholic Church, on Sonth Four
teenth street. He will bo buried In fit, Mary's
TWO "GOOD. CONCERTS,
GUraore Gives Two Excellent Perfonaaaee
Critical bat Well-PIoased Aadloaces
Effective Work ef the SeIoits-A Warm
The inimitable and inexhaustible Patrick
Sa'rsfield Gilmore began yesterday with Pitts
burg to give leading cities of the country a 20-
year aftermath of his gigantic Boston Peace
Jubilee. Though yesterday's- concerts lacked
the choral element, they still formed an
anspiciousopening of the tour.
For the matinee an audience .of some LSOQ
people half-filled the big, bleak barn, of a build-
ing variously known as" Battery B Armory,
Fifth Avenue Music Hall and Market House.
GUmore's famous band struct a noble keynote
for the programme in Beethoven's great ''Le
onora" overture, the third and most dramatic
f the four overtures written by the master
for his only opera, "Fidelia." This overture is
an improved version of the second, which was
played at the first performance of the opera in
1Kb: it has nothing In common with the dis
carded first overture or with the fourth, which
is now generally used with the opera, the third
being more heard in concert The band did
with it about all that could be done
in the absence of the strings, though
there were some needlessly sensational
effects. The other important orchestral
work appropriated was a portion of Mendel
ssohn's Third Symphony (Op. 58, In'A minor)
called "Scotch," more probably because of its
affinity in subject matter and treatment with
the "Hebrides" overture, than because of any
authentic connection with the genial com.
poser's visit to Scotland, The tender and
thrilling first movement (Andante con moto;
Allegro un poco Acitato) and the rollicking
folk-sonc-like Scherzo (Vivace non troppo)
were the movements given and very well done
they were, for a brass and teed band.
The rest of the band programme included
two transcriptions of well-known piano pieces:
Liszt's Twelfth Rhapsodic Hongroise,' which
was effectively rendered, and Rubenstein's
ValseCapride, which became an orgle.-rather
than a caprice, through the devil-may-care
style and tempo of its performance. Other
numbers were a wild descriptive piece by
Puerner, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,''
(which would seem' to have been a very jolly
Bortle); the "Carnival of Venice," with original
variations by 15 soloists ot the band, andGil
more's own national anthem, "Columbia," with
a. cannonade accompaniment that would have
'sounded better had the wonted chorus and
anvils been on hand to fill in the dynamic gap
between instruments and explosions.
The first soloist of the afternoon was Hen
Eugene de Danekwardt, tenor, who repeated
the same aria ("Celeste Aida," Verdi.) he sang
here with the Valda Concert Company some
months ago. His not robust baritone voice
was not equal to the demands upon it though
he sang with feeling and empressement. Miss
Helen Dudley Campbell sang "Nobil Slgnor,"
from tho "Hugenots," very well; but her tri
umph was made in the evening with "Ah quel
Glorno." from "Semiramide," which she sang
with greater finish and better command of re
sources than she has ever shown in Pittsburg
before. She responded to an encore with Schu
mann's delicious bit ot "Sunshine," which was
given with much simplicity and taste. Mr.
Myron W. Whitney was the foremost soloist
of the matinee. His interpretation of Mendels
sohn's "I'm a Roamer." and a sturdy encore
ballad showed him to be still possessor of a no
ble bass voice and a past-master in the art of
singing in pure style and with great effect His
warm welcome at the hands of the audience
proved that several years' absence had not lost
him bis place in Pittsburg. Mme. Blanche
Stone-Barton sang Proch's "La Stella," air and
variations, delightfully, and had to respond to
tne applause witn auvs graceim "oucxoo--song.
Few coloratur singers possess the lim
pid purity and richness of tone in all registers
tbat characterize Mme. Barton's voice; her
style, too, is truly artistic, and her vocalization
good, if not entirely faultless.
In the evening very nearly 3,000 people at
tempted to hear the concert "Attempted," be
cause several hundred of them did not secure
admission nntil the programme was well under
way, and it was mearly 9 o'clock before the
aisles were cleared of persons waiting to be
seated. The blame for this belongs to the local
manager, who provided Dut one tloket taker
and three ushers to care for 3,000 persons to
whom seats had been sold. The crash at the
single small-door was terrific; ladles are said to
have fainted and the men's mutterings were
lond and deep.
The first three numbers were about spoiled
by the noise In vthe seatlne of these unfortu
nates. Tbey were the '"Tannebaenser" over
ture, a so-called "concerto" for euphoninm,
played by Sip. Raffayolo, and Miss Campbell's
solo, above referred to. The important nov
elty in the Gilmore repertoire presented"
on this evening was a more or less
effective arrangement of Weber's familiar
'Concert-stneck" for piano, which does not
lead itself to such treatment so readily as the
works of Liszt, Rubinstein and other modern
romanclsts. It was however, exceedingly
well played; as also were tho. selection from
'Le Prophete," tntf wondrous "programme"
niece "An Alpine Storm," by one Kunkel, the
march, '"The Irish Brigade? by Puerner, and
"America" with artillery addenda. StUllighter
encore numbers served to show the remarkable
discipline of the veteran bandmaster in quick
tempo changes and capricious phrasing.
Signorina Clementina de vere considerably
deepened the impression made by ber first ap
pearance here in the Campanlni concert some
weeks ago. She sang the same selections, the
"Air da Mysoli," from David's "La Perle du
Bresil," and part of the great aria
of Astraflammante from Mozart's "Magic
Flute." The much larger audience
thtg time stimulated her to increased
brilliance of execution; her staccatf were par-,
ticularly pyrotechnic There was greater
fervor in her singing, too, and the same breadth
and dramatic power so unusual in a tovrano
leggieri. While the lower register of ber
voice is not all that could be desired, it is of
crystalline purity in the highest range and
she took a prolonged E in alt, after touching F.
Slgnor Campanlni has surely not been in bet
ter form for some years past than he was last
night His voice seemed fresher and fuller,
more resonant and pliable than of late. Having
little need to cover up vocal deficiencies es
pecially in the lovely, simple romanze xrom
Gluck's "Iphigenli" he commendably ab
stained from the '-tricks of trade," to which he
has recently.been descending for that purpose.
The artistic finish and fervid feeling of his in
terpretation well deserved the Imperative
encore which he at length answered with a bit
of "La Donna e Mobile, from "Rigoletto."
Slgnor Del Fnente was not behind bis one-time
fellow debutant in the vocal resources .and
graces of style and manner that he brought to
the rendition of the "Toreador" song irom
"Carmen," and the "Largo al Factotum?' from
"B Barbiere" the two pieces in which he has
several times proved to Pittsburg audiences his
right to be classed among the leading baritones
of the day.
All In all, the Gilmore "Jubilee" made a very
promising beginning for what promises to be
the richest month of- music that the Iron City
has yet experienced. C. W. S.
AN LMPOETANT DISCOTEET.
Remains of the Ancient Mound Builders
Unearthed In Iowa.
Waterloo, Iowa, May 2. Important dis
coveries have been made near Floyd, Iowa, of
remains of tho ancient' mound builders. A
circular mound, 30 feet in diameter and 2 feet
high, has been opened, and five skeletons
found. They were exceedingly well preserved,
the earth having been closely packed around
them. Three of them wero males, one a female,
and the fifth a baby.
The sknll of the female Is in a good state of
preservation, and those who have made careful
measurements of it say that it shows that the
Eerson belonged to the very lowest type of
umanity. Archseologists claim that the
measurements show inferiority even to the
celebrated ."Neanderthal" skull. These bones
are.claimedto be the most perfect of any re
mains of tho mound builders yet discovered.
Therejare several other mounds near this one,
and they will be examined in a few days.
A FATAL LIGHTNING BOLT.
Tbe Subtle Flnld Passes Throaeu a Tele
srnph Operator Slulne at Ills Desk.
BnumroHAii, Ala., May 2. At Jasper,
Walker county, yesterday afternoon, dnnng a
severe thunder-shower and electric-storm,
young Frank Hurd, the local telegraph opera
tor, was sitting at hjs' desk when the lightning
hit his wires, and the current, turning down
tbe wires, passed through his body. Ho fell
forward on tbe floor and expired in a few mo
ments. Sounded Absard to.Cblcascoans.
From the Minneapolis Tribune.
A worthy Chicago divine addressed his con
gregation on "Choosing Life Partners," and
every" person in the church tbat had reached
years of discretion smiled "at the Idea of anyone
in Chicago choosing a partner for life. It was
too absurd for anything "remarked one fair
The Canadian Parliament Prorogued.
Ottawa. Ont., May 2. This afternoon at
3 o'clock His Excellency,,the Governor. Gen
eral, prorogued the third session of the Fifth
Parliament of tho Dominion of Canada in a
Speech in'which he congratulated the members
on tbe work tbey bave.accomplished during the
-From the LoulsrlUe Courier-Journal.
George Was'iineton had a hatchet and; now
nearly every American has an ax. to grind.
,. BACK TO BOSIBISS.
Horo Life at tie Departments atWasthf
ton Since the Centennial Why So JHkor
Changes Were Male Is tfce lallway'
Mall Servlce-A Man Wltk Money Ml-
Ins Other Capital Gossip.
WASHiHGTOir,May 2. General Superintend
qqt Bell, of tbe railway nail senriee, was ques
tioned to-day as to the number of change?
which were made in tbat service between
Mareh 4 and May 1, when the civil service law,
was extended to it He replied thaibe did not,
know the exact number, but a good many
changes had been made-ln fact, he had made
a change wherever he could improve tbe
service by' doing so. He added: "In the making
of appointments in tbe railway mall service
since I became its general superintendent has
been, as far as possible, tq weed out incompe
tents and probationers, and of the first consid
eration to bring back those whose records-indicated
proficiency and who were removed
mainly because they were Bepublltjans. I think
90 per cent of the- appointments that have
been made comprise tbe class mentioned, and
of the remainder, the aim has been to select
from those who have been recommended such
as are the most likely to become capable clerks
after serving the usual probationary term. As
a body tho old men seeking restoration were
fonnd to have high records, and while they
may not at the commencement of thelrrestored
service be as proficient as they were when tbey
left it will require but a sbort time to recover
their old rating as good and fair clerks. After
carefully reviewing the force in connection
with the Division Superintendent 1 feel con
fident that the service has, because of changes,
been materially- strengthened, and while I
should have been glad to have had more time
in'which to bring back more of the old high
ciass men. I nave no aouDt out mat wnicn nas
been done in the past few weeks will speedily
adatotbe efficiency of tbe railway mail ser
vice." The Bars Mnstbe Kept Up.
Acting Secretary Tichener has informed i
correspondent tbat cutlery tool sent to Mon
treal for repairs are properly subject to duty
ou their reimportation into the United States.
He also informed another correspondent that
there is no law which would permit the free
entry of an oil painting for purposes of repair,
the privilege of free entry of articles for re
pair and reshipment being limited by law to
machinery. The Treasury Department has de
cided that mackerel cut into small pieces,
cooked and highly seasoned and put np in
small cans is properly subject to duty at tbe
rate of 25 per cent advalorem. under the pro
vision for "fish prepared or preserved," The
Importers contended that these articles were
entitled to entry at the rate of 1 cent per pound
under the provision of mackerel.
Foal Play Alone Is Feared.
The Navy Department has been officially in
formed by the commanding officer of the
Essex that Assistant Paymaster Henry W.
Smith went ashore on the 25th ulL, with tbe
intention to return next day, and bas not since
been heard from. He had $1,200 belonging to
tbe Government in his possession. The com
mandant at the New York Navy Yard has been
instructed to notify tbe police" authorities and
take steps to discover his whereabouts. Mr.
Smith was a man of high standing in the navy,
owns a house minis city, and at the Navy De
partment it is generally believed tbathehaa
been foully dealt with.
The Increase la Circulation.
A statement prepared at the Treasury De
partment shows that there has been a net in
crease of $7,7BS,6S3 In the circulation since
April 1, and tbat there has been a net Increase
of 4,903,031 in the, money and bullion in the
Treasury during the same period. Tbe princi
pal increase in the circulation was in gold and
silver certificates and United States notes, and
the principal increase in the.Treasury holdings
was in gold coin, standard silver dollars and
National Bank notes.
Huston Yet Among the Waiting-,
Information was received at the Treasury
Department to-day that the count of moneys in
tbe New York Sub-Treasury will not be com
pleted before the 9th Instant. This will prob
ably delay the transfer of the office of United
States Treasurer to Mr. Huston until the 13th
Generous With the People's Money.
Commissioner Tanner is carrying out his
promises to be generous with the people's
money. One of these promises thought to be
extravagant at the time was that if he waa
made Commissioner of Pensions he wonld
grant no more S3 pensions. If a person was en
titled to a pension at all, he or she was entitled
to more than 83 a month, and should receive it
from bim. This was not a mere rhetorical
flourish. Commissioner Tanner refused to-day
to sign certificates granting S3 pensions. "Take
them away." he is reported as saying; "tbey
are too small to grant" It is presumed that be
will order tbem advanced to the $4 class, which
is the next highest In tbat event he will prob
ably allow arrears to those now receiving $2
pensions. If he can construe the law that way.
Off on a Map-MaUlnj; Tonr.
General Rosecranv General J. J. Reynolds,
General H. V. Boynton, Colonel S. C. Kellogg
and a party of ex-officers of the Army of the
Cumberland left Washington this evening for
Cincinnati, where they will join a large party
nf officers from various sections of the country.
They will-leave Cincinnati on a special train for
Chattanooga on Saturday moraine-. The ob-
iect of the trip is to assist Colonel Kellogg, who
las been detailed by tbe War Department to
complete the maps of the Chlcamauga battle
field. MAD ANTH0NI WAINE'S BANNEB.
A Rare Centennial Relic Obtained From an
Indian Woman. '
Wabash, Ind., May 2. Dr. P. G. Moore, of
this city, is tbe owner of a rare centennial
relic, which he flung to tbe breeze Tuesday. It
is an American flag which was carried by Brig
adier General Anthony Wayne in his expedi
tion against the Northwestern Indians in 1792.
The flag is undoubtedly 100 years old. Dr.
Moore had known of the existence of the tro
phy for tbe last twenty years, and managed to
secure possession of it four years ago. It was
the property of Mary Dixon, of Miami connty,
a member of a band of Miami Indians. She in
herited the flag from her mother. It was cap
tured from General Wayne byMaryDixotfs
grandfather, who was a well-known chief. The
flag is in size 3K by 6 feet and is made of
pare homespun linen. There are fifteen stripes,
and the colors all hold remarkably well. The,
field is S by 24 inches in size, and contains sim
ply the inscription, in antique capitals, put on
with indelible ink, "A Wayne, Commander in
AN OCEAN BACE IN PB0GBESS,
Three of the Fastest Steamers Trying; Each
Other's Speed. a
New York, May 2. The steamers City of
New York, City of Rome and tbe Trave crossed
the bar at Sandy Hook for their European
ports yesterday morning at 821, 8:45 and 9J0
o'clock respectively. When the steamer. State
of Nebraska arrived here this morning she re
ported that at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon
she passed the City of New York, leading the
City of Rome by eight miles, and tbe Citjr of
Rome leading the Trave by three miles.
Shipping men say that the prospects for an
ocean race between the three steamers are
The 400'a Great MIstnke.
From the New York Sun.l
The great mistake of tbe 400 was in selecting
tbe kind of Centennial they should honor by
their special patronage. What' they should
celebrate 'is tbe centennial of tbe cravat or the
invention of the stovepipe hat Chesterfield
or Beau Brummell. and not George Washing
ton, is their patron saint. In their devotions at
such shrines they would not be elbowed aside
by "the common people." But at a banquet in
memory of George Washington, tbey must ex
pect to find tbe Mayor at the bead of the table,
with the.President on one side and the Gov
ernor on the other.
Ton Shouldn't Be n Bad Boy, Wardle.
From the Philadelphia Times. J
Ward McCalllater has gone off in a pout be
cause the other 60,000,000 won't acknowledge
that he and his ridiculous 400 are the only peo
pie in this country who amount to anything.
It is Unfortunate.
From the New York Telegram. J
Someone, dwelling on tbe debt this country
owes to foreigners, remarks tbat this newworld
was discovered by an Italian. It would be a
more pleasant reflection in this Centennial
year if we were able to saythat America was
discovered by a native American.
nioro Than a Merc- Coincidence.
From the ISostorfllcrald.J
Sixteen millions of francs profit for "the bank
and 18 suicides is the latest record of the
season at Monte Carlo.. There' Is probably
something more than amerecolneldenceln
GOSSIP, OF Al&ElAT CITY.
A Burglar's Strasglo for Liberty.
nriW TOBK BtJBXAC- srscuj.s.1
New Yoke; May Z-At 3 o'clock tab awn.'
Henry Y, Bombaum awoke to fiadabtirlr
burglar crawling into his bedroom through a
' mass of flags and Centennial bunting. Mr. Ro
senbaum is small, but spunky. He made
a lungs over the foot of his bed
and caught tbe burglar by the leg
already over tbe window silt The burglar
held tight to a Centennial shield beside tbe,
window with one band and pounded Mr. Rosen
baum with the. other. Mr. Rosenbanm roared
for help, but did not let goofthe burglar- Mrs,
Rosenbaum then took a hand in the fight The
united efforts of tbe two-were too, much for
tbe burglar. He toppled over and fell twenty
feet to tbe pavement carrying with him the
Centennial shield and a quantity ot bunting.
Mr. Rosenbanm ran to the station house in his
night shirt and barefooted. The burglar lay
on the pavement under a mass of hunting"
when tbe police came for bim. He was insen
sible and his left leg was broken.
Mrs, Harrison's New York ProgTODme.
Mrs. Harrison will remain in the dry until
Saturday evening, the guest of Vice President
Levi P". Morton and wife. This evening Mrs.
Harrison dined with Colonel Shepard and
wife, and to-mOrrow evening m Brooklyn with
some friends; the Van Nostranda. She will
leave for Washington in a private car on Satur
day evening' on the Pennsylvania Bailroad.
Not Yet Starred to Death.
George jfrancis Train finished the fourteenth
nay of his fast at noon. His pulse is down to
60 and weak. His weight has fallen from 193 to
174 pounds. He continues bis diet of two
pitchers of ice water and a Turkish bath daily.
Next. Sunday ho will lecture at tbe Union
Square Theater, under the supervision of A.,
Miner Grlswold, of Ifeww BUling. Before
going, on tbe stage he will suck an orange and
drink a cup of coffee so' that be can .stand
squarely on bis legs. Mr. Train remains firm
in his determination to outfast Dr. Tanner.
A Reception Brilliantly Snccesilul.
The wife of Hon. J. -a T. Stranahan, of
Brooklyn, gave a reception this evening to tbe
family of Secretory Tracy, Among the guests
were Mrs. Tracy, Miss Tracy, Secretory Tracy's
married daughter, Mrs. Wilmerding. Mrs.
HarrUon, Senator and Congressman William
Copeland Wallace, Mrs. Wallace and Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Nichols. '
Mr. Smith Still Holds the Fort.
T. F. Gilroy, Tammany Democrat "was to-day
-appointed Commissioner of Public Works by
Mayor Grant in place of D, Lowber Smitb,
County Democrat who won't resign. Mr. Gil
roy and his two lawyers called upon Mr, Smith
to see bow tbe land lay. Mr. Smith had re
moved tbe garrison which protected .his office
during the Centennial, and had drawn the big
bolts on the window shutters which he pnt up
to keep out fighting Tammanyites. He met
Mr. Gilroy at the door with a smile, and read
from a bit of paper his formal refusal to resign
before May 1, 1S9L Then Mr. Gilroy and his
lawyers went back to Mayor Grant who di
rected them to draw np a legal process requir
ing Mr. Smith to show cause why he should not
give up his commlssionershlp.
PUNEEAL OP DE. BABNABD.
Remains ofthe Eminent Educator Fallowed
to Their Resting; Place,
New Yobk, May 2, The funeral of the late
Dr. F. A B. Barnard, ex-President of Columbia
College, took place at St Thomas' Church this
morning. The church was crowded. Bishop
Potter officiated, assisted by the Rev. Dr.
Brown, Rev. Morgan Dix, Rev. Dr. Storr, Rev.
Dr. Satterlee and Rev. Cornelias Duffle, chap
lain of Columbia College, Tbe pallbearers
were Rev. Dr. John Hall, chancellor of the
University of the City of New York; President
Alexander S. Webb, of the College of the City
of New York; Rev. Dr. E. A Hoffman, dean
ofthe General Theological Seminary; Prest-
-Tlmothy Dwight of Yale College; President
Francis Patton, of Princeton; President Pot
ter, of Hobart College: Rev. Dr. Howard
Crosby, Stepben T. Nash, W. C. Shermerhorn
and Hamilton Fish.
Among those present were a delegation of 25
from tbe Union League and from the Century
Club and tbe Academy of Sciences, tbe
Meteorollgcal Society and the American Insti
tute of Civics. The students of Columbia-College
attended in a body,' to the number of 660.
There were also present 45 members of the
Faculty, tbe 23 trustees of tbe college and a
large number of the college alumni. Others
8 resent were Justice Strong, of the United
tates Supreme Court; General Sherman, Rev.
Dr. Storrs, John Jay. Rev. Dr. Theodore Cuyler,
Beth Low, ex-Judge Noah Davis and Rev. T.
PB0JT 0YEB THE WATEE.
An English Lord Win Present Some Works
of Art to Amerlca-
NEwYQEK,MayZ Mrs. Frank Leslie re
ceived this, morning letters from Lord Ronald
Gower, informing her of his purpose- to pre
sent, through ber, to some public gallery or col
lection in New York, bis colossal marble bust
of "Our Savior," called "Tt is Finished," now
in the Royal Academy, London. This work of
art which is now on its way to this city, will be
accompanied by the plaster casts of tbe Shake
speare monument in bronze, lately- presented
by Lord Ronald Gower to Stratf ord-on-Avon,
and which be desires Mrs. Leslie to tender to
some "public collection of casts, or a Shake
speare or artistic gallery."
Mrs. Leslie has not yet determined the ulti
mate disposition of the marble Christ, but it Is
probable tbat it may be transmitted either to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art or to the St
A Will That Cannot be Executed.
Chicago. May 2. The late J. D. Jennings
left his estate by will to a trust company to be
managed for his heirs. To-day an attorney for
the company came into coart and, onitsbebalf,
declined to accept tbe trust which covers about
$3,000,000 worth of property. The heirs ask for
a trustee to settle np the estate, as no successor
In trust is named in tbe will.
No Occasion for Remarks.
From the New York Herald. t
The Governor of North Carolina and the
Governor of South Carolina are in the city, and
the police courts will witness this morning tbat
there was no honest occasion for remarks be
tween the two distinguished statesmen.
A wildcat and two bears haunt Jack's
Mountain in the vicinity of Belleville, Mifflin
Forty thousand pounds of maple sugar were
shipped from Berlin, Somerset county, one day
last week, netting the farmers over 33,000. 1
A BLOoarnELD man who ate 20 boned egga
for breakfast, Easter Sunday, is discounted by
the .Meadville man who ate S3 fried eggs for
dinner the same day.
A Jeffebsok county" sugar tree, tapped by
Mr. Piffer, of Paradise, flowed a steady stream
for 24 hours, producing 20 gallons of sap
through one spile.
Newtow Wintebs, of Tioga county, has a
one-eyed hen. It would not be mucb of a curi
osity, however, were it not for the fact that it
walks sideways all the time, following its good
Liohtxxxo is a messenger of woe to a fam
ily who live in the mountains of Cambria,
county. It always strikes the house or near it
when any of the family are about to die. Sev
eral days ago it tore a tree which stood near
the house -into shreds, and the day after the
mother of the family died.
Lietjtehakt David Swyebs, a veteran
aged 53, died at his home in Mllesburg. recently.
At the battle of Poe river. May 10, 1864, he Dora
the colors of Governor Beaver'sreglment, when
his cap was shot off, then his knapsack, then
his canteen, then his blouse was riddled, and
finally a bullet struck him in tbe left breast
At the battle of Gravel Run he was shot in the
left knee, coming oat at the thigh. Sunday.
April 14, be coughed up a piece of bone which,
had been imbedded in his lungs for 25 years,
when he was first wounded.
MR. Harry Haxxstt. while tbe tubing was
being drawn from a well near Franklin, last
week, was very seriously injured. The drawing
was done by horse power. The clamps dipped
while the menwere unscrewing the jolntsabcrve
ground, and, the whole string of tubing, weigh
ing' over a ton. dropped to the bottom. 'The
jerk. threw the bones back with terrible force.
Tho singletrees broke, one of them striking
Mr.'Hallett and throwing him. over the teas.
One leg and one arm were broken and he to
badly injured Internally;. Mr.HaHettisSi yeaia
'. v ?;
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, Xeetesd. ' , . ,
-Anather. ewy pM in thecWrtof
the Foee fe Ltee BeH at St Anmtiae,
Fla., is about to bleeaa- ? -$
An English. Sra Ma just Drought out a
new seaitive-flae hwHwr, which eaabeer
tiagntod esfeely by Jw w
-AiiauthorUyie tlw Mthjeet says Ilk
safe to say requirements w call for 150,060,
000 to 2eo,oqo,080 raHread Mea this year.
A devil fkh weighisg 2,89 pounds was
caught iom dm W 1 W ,f .Mlco at!
St Jaaee, Flx,h? apart rf fcwtetfts-hermea.
The Geographical Saefety .of Bremen
has commissioned Dr. Knckeat. of Jena, to
undertake another' Jowsey , Arco
regions in order to make it4efM HMche,
When a father in Ma6sr gk the
idea that his d aughter ought to ssarry be puts
a rope around her neck aadleaesJ her forth,
and-ibe first young man he offew Iter W aw got
to take her- or forfeit W yassA
America' publishes mere BewSwperS
than all the rest of the world combiadV Last
year its 17,107 periodicals printed Mie enonaons
number of 2,958,556,S0-eflOuglito vif&J fWf
soul on earth with two newspapers. -i
A hospital, in which railway oaployea
are to receive free treatment is to be ereeieij'
in Chicago In memory ofthe late Thomas Ji
Potter, who was so prominently IdeatHteel wJHiV
tbe management of. tbe Chicago, JuritagtM , -and
Qulncy and Union Pacific Hallways. '. ''
According to A. Stutzer, in the ZeU?
tehrift Jw angeicandte Chemle, the raanofae-'r
tare of artificial coffee from burnt floBrocy.'
meal is carried on in Cologne. The artMteklt
beans are made in specially devised machiseev'
and resemble closely in appearance the natural '
A Brooklyn man, in a fit of deliriara,
wandered about the country for two days with '
his infant daughter, whom he had originally
taken out for a walk. He finally reached a
farm house, where he and the baby were cared
for until they could go home. The delirium is)
described as an old brain trouble tbat gives tha
victim no warning of its coming.
Two wheelmen, Messrs. Bourston and
Stokes, have reached Constantinople from
Egypt, after traveling 4,000 miles on bicycles,
on their way to England. They will proceed to
Italy, and tbence continue their wheeling tour
to the Channel. After visiting England they
will return homewards overland by a new route.
They hope to complete tbe trip by the autumn
of next year.
Near Blackshear, Ed cooper has been
suffering with rheumatism for several months,
and could not walk without the help of a stick.
The other night he bad a dream that if he
would bathe in the branch near by three times
a day he would be cured. He tried it, and says
he feels much better and will dance a jig for
anyone who doubts his statement The owners
refuse to sell the branch.
A drunken tinsmith at Warasdin, Hun
gary, ascended the lofty steeple of the Francis
can Church there last Sunday by me ana of tho
lightning conductor, and stood upright on the
cross at the top. He remained In bis perilous
position for fully 15 minutes and. delivered a
speech to the crowd that was watching him
lrom below. Afterward he calmly descended
to tbe ground without being in any way hurt
Frank Sbephard, of Southbridge,Conn.,
in stabling his horse lato tbe other night,
stepped on a strange animal. He had no time
to make an examination, for tbe beast grasped
bim and an encounter followed. Shephard got
the better of bis opponent and was rapidly re
ducing the latter to insensibility when two
men, who had been sleeping in a distant part of
tbe barn, heard the struggle, and. rushing to
tbe scene, separated the beUigerents. They
then explained that the animal was a tame
bear and belonged to them, and that the two
were spending the night in" the place, having
gained permission from one of Shephard's
Dr. A. W. Calhoun, of Atlanta, Ga., ',
has on his' office table an interesting and bis-'
torical relic It is a triangular Block of marbla ;
about the size of one's band, on which are tha
letter's "Fit" the rest of the word being broken
off. When the doctor was a student in Earopo "
he was once taking a -vacation in Italy. While
In Rome he wandered into the old palace of the
Cxsars. In the central court of the palace are -.
the graves ot tbe dead Csesars, male and lemalf.
Augustus Caesar lies buried there. He pic
this fragment of a tomb up there, the let
"ill" being a part either of "filius" or "fll
Tbe little fragment of stone may have t
carved over 2,000 years ago.
One ofthe prettiest girls inMacon, C
offered to kiss a married man if he wonld
one mile, and then swim across tbe Ocufulgets.
As tbe said married man had not kissed a .
pretty girl in 20 years, he agreed to carry out!
bis part of the performance. Accordingly bat
repaired to the park and made the circuit ofjS
the mUe track in just 12 minutes. He then pro. i
ceededth the Oemnleee. divested himself of
raiment and plunged into the muddy stream, J
leaving his clothes on tbe bank until bis return. -,
Now here is where tbe fun comes in. while ha -g
was on his return trip some miscreant took his J
clothes, but left bis hat and umbrella. It was A
early in the day, and as no one was near ha 5
could not procure another suit His only re- ?4
course was to secrete himself In the bushes ,-j
until nightfall, and then try to get home with
ont detection. In this he succeeded, and now &
he awaits his reward. nf
An elephant stampede is reported from I
Riga, Russia. The beasts, eight in number.be- '
longed to a circus. During a performance one
of tbem, instead of going through his part,
raised his trunk suddenly and began to trumpet -,.
His comrades at once became unruly and mads
for the door. One of tbe grooms closed It but
the first of tbe elephants burst it open without
trouble. A lady, who attempted to. run across
his path, was seized gently round the waist by
the animal's trunk and safely deposited on one
side. The huge quadrupeds burst through an
other door into a passage and found their way
to tbe box office. This seemed to excite their
curiosity, and they examinea it minutely. They
then entered a small courtyard and began a
regular war dance, uttering piercing cries as
they pranced around in their wild antics.
Eventually they were mastered and walked off
to their quarters. Two of them, however,
again got- away, and. curiously enough, trotted
back toward the circus. Tbey missed their
way and rushed into the yard of a neighboring
bouse, to the terror ot tbe inmates, who were
roused from their slumhers by the elephantine
assault It took severalhoura to recapture the
'what wild wrrs are saying.
A Fat Thing. Mrs. Ward "Where is
your husband working now?
Mrs. Precinct He ain't working. He has 'got
an offlee in the city government Jltuton Courier.
As an illustration of the progress and go.
aheadattveness of our eountry.lt may be men.
tloned that the 17-year locust" which appeared
onlv twice in J4 years half a century ago, now
visits us annuaUy SorrUtovm Herald.
Bessie What's the matter in the sitting
room, Ton my?
Tommy Oh, the usual contest between pa and
ma over tbe speakership ofthe bouse. Burling
ton Itft Prat.
Mrs. Bosers-i-No one seemed to feel any
worse at Mr. Bigricbe's funeral to-day than DsL
Mr. Sogers He mutt certainly have -felt bad.-.
He bad been treating Blrrlche for two years sty
a can. Minneapoltt Tribune- Z
When Greek Meets Greek; Mi Gush.
Ington (to socletylpet of '87-'8, apropos of society
pet of '88-'89-Oh, Mr. Flitters, did you bearcat?
How clever he is! So much taste, hasn't hef
Mr. Plltters Yes. madam; and lt's'all so bad!
Home Missionary Do yoa believe your
prayers are answered, Uncle Bastus?
Uncle 'Bartus 'Pends altogether on de prayer.
-When I prays de Lord to send me a turkey it
don't come, but when I prays da Lord to send mo
after a turkey. I, gen'ly gits It before midnight
EnioTln! himself. .Yonnsrman Hooking. ..
over hotel register) t see tbat Joshua Crawusb,0
of Crawflshville, is stopping, here. Where ean.M
find him?. He's an uncle of mine. - !
Clerk-1 think yoa will find him In tne eieTswrrs
he's been riding up aad down su me wnawu.
The Smasher's Fate. First Baggage!
Smasher-Say, Jake, I'm thlnkln' it 'ad be money
. jr ". . . vi k.nittln trunks
jii vur pucacis U WS'U UCi- -
Because the more we smash 'em the bigger and
trnnruiii h.lor- i!i--r mate 'em. I've struck
three this moraln' made out o' reg'lar boiler toa-.
Me back's mostbroke.-AWO ion n ir.
"Charlotte, ray dear, how is it I find yoajj
weening? Have you bad news fromyourhn
baud' "Ohl worse than that! My Arthur!
writes ae from Carlsbad that he, would die wMal
ardent longing forme were it not thathecMMj
gaze aetlonately at my picture anacover wm
a thousand klsseTery day." 'That lsjwayj-
very nice orhim; anapryi .. tii.-jv,uLu.ocj-.
Ing for I would give anything to haveFsneti!&
poetlefcnd tenderly loving husband as you havely
"Ahlyes. my Arthur Is very poetlet,',8t let sue'
nbAntiAtittrTeilnab4K lasteasrof 'w-awa
XftM be tertea."-jnwwjBwisi
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