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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY. MAY 4, 1SS3.
THE LICENSE nrvEsnoA"
The resolutions for mr , ...
House of RepresetJS :tigtion lry the
White's action tatiT. into Judge
ghct y. granting licenses were
.. The wide publication
feu tbem brings them be
.e, as they will be before the
- when formally presented; and
. necessary to say something concerning
the proposition and its subject.
The propriety of investigation, looking
toward a possible impeachment, turns en
tirely upon the question whether there is
any proof or good reason to believe that
there was corrupt motive for his action, or
an v evidence that he was mentally incapaci
tated to exercise the discretion with which
the lav invested him. Mere differences of
opinion as to whether his decisions were
wise or equ!bleon individual applications,
of course, affords no basis for even talking
of impeachment. It is the discretion
the Judge,, be that great or
mall. whicli- law declares shall
govern not the discretion of the parties in
As to mental incapacity it would be
equally idle to attempt to infer that from
the Judge's action whether he had granted
all the applications or none. The wide dif
ferences in the public mind on the license
question, as shown in the struggle for and
against prohibition, shows that thousands
of people of undoubted mental soundness
are wider apart from one another than
Judge White's course would indicate him
to be from either class of the extremists.
This brings back the question solely to
whether there is proof or reasonable cause
to believe in corrupt motives. Such a charge,
if there was even prima facie support for
it, should be investigated at once and thor
oughly; but its very gravity imposes a most
serious responsibility upon those who
father it. To brine forward such charges
without evidence; to entertain or to circu
late them merely as presumptions growing
out of the disappointment of individnals,
or out of differences of opinion as to the
wisdom of the Judge's action, would he
simply a diplay of temper.
Not unlikely, in disposing of too many
cases, some applications which might, with
out detriment to the public interest, have
been granted were refused, and some which
might better have been refused were possi
bly granted. But to meet Encb cases a re
spectful demand for rehearings, strongly
persisted in, is the only remedy.
It is also clear that, as was said concern
ing the investigation into the penitentiary,
the charges should show a definite basis,
and should be presented by some authority
that gives them at least & prima facie stand
ing. The fact that Bepresentative Shiras
has his resolutions ready for presentation
creates a supposition that he has some evi
dence to substantiate them. Bnt it must
be pointed out that, so far as the resolu
tions themselves show, they are very general
in terms and allege nothing specifically.
Beyond that, there is absolutely no evi
dence before tbe public showing corrupt or
dishonest action in the License Court.
TJntil such evidence is produced the public,
whatever the extent or warmth of the criti
cism upon the quality of a judge's dis
cretion, will assuredly not listen to mere
presumption cf corrupt motives. Nor can a
Legislative resolution for impeachment give
such a color to the proceedings nnless there
is definite proof to back the resolntion np.
If there is such, the resolution is imme
diately in order. If there is not, the indis
cretion of making such charges wilLthrow
into the shade any possible insufficiency of
discretion on the part of the bench in acting
GOWEN AND CAEJTEGIE.
Some interesting and important points
were made by F. P. Gowen, Esq., in his
argument before the Inter-State Commerce
Commission on the case of Coxe Bros,
against the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com
pany. Mr. Go wen in his argument held,
first, that anthracite coal should be classed
no higher for the purpose of railroad charges
than bituminous coal; and, second, that tbe
rates npon anthracite coal charged by the
combination of railroads carrying for that
industry are excessive. Both of these points
Mr. Gowen enforced with the logic for
which that gentleman is famous.
We think that there is a great deal of
foundation for Mr. Gowen's position. If he
succeed in making his ytexrs prevail, it
will doubtless effect a great popular benefit
in cheapening tbe cost of Jul in the East.
.Jt is interesting to note that no one is better
! to enforce this view, or is more fully
informed with regard to the violation of
just these principles in the anthracite coal
business, than Mr. Gowen. When he as
serts that anthracite coal should ba classed
no higher tban bituminous coal, after hav
ing pursued the opposite practice for many
years, as President of the Beading Railroad
Company, the conviction of error which har,
led him to this conversion must beveir
strong. It is also clear that no one can be
better informed than Mr. Gowen ot tbe de
vices of combination and compacts by which
the charges upon anthracite coal have been
maintained at excessive rates in order to
pay the fixed charges on outrageously
This develops another interesting point in
connection with Mr. Gowen's position. Only
a few weeks ago Mr. Gowen turned up his
nose at the sincerity of Mr. Carnegie's at
tack npon the excessive charges of the
Pennsylvania Bailroad, on account ot Mr.
Carnegie's former 'course in railroad mat
ters. The same logic, applied to Mr. Gowen's
position, might be used to discredit his
argument. But we have no sympathy with
that class of carping. If Mr. Gowen has
been wrong npon the subject of anthracite
coal rates in times past, so much the more
reason why he should be welcomed and in
dorsed now .he is right; and the fact
that he has become convinced of, and ab
jures his errors, when he reaches an unpre
judiced condition, is so much the stronger
argument in favor of his correction. By
gones should be bygones when a man cham
pions the right of the people and the policy
of equitable and reasonable rates.
It is pertinent to point out to Mr. Gowen
that both he and Mr. Carnegie occupy very
nearly the same position. Whatever they
have been in the past they are now cham
pioning the reform of abuses. Why should
they not join hands with each other and the
public in making their efforts as powerful
THE HEED OF THE EXPOSITION.
The authoritative announcement that
$150,000 is needed to complete the me
chanical building of the Exposition, and
that if that amount is promptly raised both
buildings can be finished in timei,'f0"p,ne
Exposition next fall, shouV-f ne public
up to new efforts in balf of thec0mm0Il
The fact that i,.i,-i. -!,, ,. -t .
back of t
.be new Exposition was sufficiently
n ov the interest taken when the effort
Yf made to complete the fund necessary
'r .i ! i s,j: ml 1 111 4.
.irine main uuiiuing. xuc peupic mux uu,
let the work be stopped fdt lack of funds.
But the danger is that the necessity of hav
ing the money promptly on hand, in order
that the work may be pushed rapidly to
completion, may be lost sight of. That is
the point which every citizen should lay to
heart and on which prompt action should be
Pittsburg could not afford, for ten times
(150,000, to let the enterprise tail now. That
sum can be raised, and it should be raised
within the next three veeks.
PBEBOGATTVE AND DUTY.
Senator Daniels, of Virginia, in a speech
responding to the toast of "The Senate"
this week, took occasion to say that when
passing upon the President's nominations
for office,' the Upper House does not infringe
upon his prerogatives or transcend its own
when it differs from him. That is very
true, but it does not at all relieve the Sen
ate from the necessity of having very good
reasons when it differs from the President
on the subject of nominations.
The President does not transcend his pre
rogative or infringe upon that of Congress
when he returns bills that have been passed
by the Legislative body, without his signa
ture. But suppose the President should re
turn a bill that had been passed by Con
gress with the information that he did so,
because he does not like it, or because it in
fringes upon some of his personal tastes, or
might do injury to some of his friends, we
imagine that if the President should run
the veto power on that principle, the Sena
tors would indulge, not unjustly, in some
The Senate does not infringe npon the
Presidental prerogative in rejecting nomi
nations for trivial or selfish reasons, but it
does worse. It infringes upon the preroga
tives the people which reqnire faithful
service; and it will be held responsible by
that sovereign power -for the wrong done
HOBS AND ANARCHY.
The story of that tearing down of the
British flag by the Pittsburg troops being
denied, it only remains to say a word or two
of the rights and wrongs involved in tbe
mobbing of the Chicago Anarchist who
hung out a red flag on commemoration day
in Chicago. The fact that he was rescued
from serious injury at the hands of tbe mob
by the police is commented npon generally
as an indication of the virtue of the law.
The law did no more than its duty in such
a case. If it does not protect every citizen
equally from mob violence, the attacks of
the Anarchist npon us would have a good
deal of foundation. It should be remem
bered that mob violence toward a man who
hangs out an obnoxious flag, though in
spired by a higher motive and sentiment
than anarchy, is exactly the Anarchist's
method. Whether mob violence is inspired
by the sentiment of attachment to the Con
stitution or of hatred to it, the result is the
cause of destroying the protection that it
gives all citizens. Both Anarchists and
mobbers should reflect on this truth.
GEEMANY'S BACK BOWK.
All that comes from Berlin with regard
to the Samoan conference is hardly to be ac
cepted as gospel. The report in yesterday's
dispatches that the release of Malietoa will
be followed by his restoration as ruler of the
Samoan Islands, is more likely to be the
product of imagination than founded on
any action of tbe conference. It is not
probable that Germany has so early in the
conference commenced to give away points.
Perhaps it may come later on, bnt it is
rather too soon to commence making pre
dictions of that sort.
Nevertheless the release of Malietoa, to
gether with the disavowal of most of the ex
treme acts of the German representatives at
Samoa, Indicate a willingness to undo much
of what has been done that may lead to this
end. The United States would certainly
come off with flying colors if its stand in
favor of restoring the old condition of affairs
were to be adopted without some drawback
that makes it an empty diplomatic victory.
But it is not likely that Germany is going
to take the back track so completely with
out getting something in return.
It is pleasant to learn from the New York
Tribune that President Harrison's speeches
at the Centennial were "perfect of their
kind;" and also to be assured that the Mug
wump slander that Mr. Cleveland was re
ceived with greater enthusiasm at the ban
quet than General Harrison, is, "absolutely
false." But the testimony would be more
conclusive if It were not for the reflection as
to what the new Minister to Paris would say J
P , ..:- ' , -? h -wA - ' W Vff Yir i.Mffiff . r liiiiiitilfh 1 T 11 M-f Jtsf-r'----T
and do if his paper were to say anything
The cloudy nights have so far in this cold
spell been the salvation of the fruit crops,
from their enemy, the frost Let us hope
that they will continue that protection till
the May weather has advanced to something
like an approximation of the April warmth.
These is a short lesson on partisan jour
nalism as an exponent of public feeling in
the declaration of the Democratic press
that, "In turning his back upon Dudley,
President Harrison has confessed to corrupt
use of money in Iridiano," If President
Harrison had taken Dudley in ana pro
vided for him, how the Democratic news
papers wonld have shouted that he was
avowing himself as a partner and sharer in
the spoils of bribery I
Chicago newspapers are at present en
gaged in publishing unreadable testimony
in a scandalous divorce case by the pageful,
and turning np their noses at New York for
its indulgence in champagne at the Centen
The miners' request for a 74-cent rate
throughout the year is so slight an advance
upon the 71 and 76).cent rate that an
agreement ought to be practicable. Sup
posing twice as much coal to be mined in
summer as in winter, the difference in wages
throughout the year would be little more
i than a cent per ton. "We do not believe
that tbe coal interests will be silly enough to
drift into a prolonged strike over so small a
The large amount of discussion which
continues with reference to the arrival of
foreign glassblowers at Jeannette, estab
lishes this one fact, that the men who know
about the matter are not saying anything
. . , , , . . , thjjtsyexvtloses several large buildincs for the
the principle declared by QeTtamyijoance trade will be' erected onLlbertystreet.
excluding two of our reprcsentpjkves' at
Berlin from a royal enterjaiKment, because
they didnothjStvBess Eaits on them, is
JSJiAniJErSwaUow-tail diplomacy has
not heretofore been very valuable in set
tling the Samoan question, but the German
expectation seems to be that if the affairs of
that island are not determined in chokers
and spiketails, they shall not be settled at
The water famine in Oklahoma is report
ed to be at an end. The people of the new
section will, therefore, doubtless give their
attention to relieving the dearth of more
It is surprising and disquieting to find
our esteemed, but generally sleepy, cotem
porary, the Philadelphia Korth American,
speaking of Iowa as "famous not only tor
having more swine npon its farms than any
other State, but also for its great tariff ad
vocate, Senator Allison." Is it possible
that some offensively partisan free trader
has got hold of the paragrapher's desk on
our staid protectionist cotemporary.
Ms. AngelIj, having been appointed to.
office this week, it is evident that tbe ad
ministration is going to live up to its rule of
a very high and pure civil service in name.
The man who walked into the office of
the Secretary of War the other day, and
commenced discharging the clerks and
making out new appointments, was prompt
ly arrested as a crank. The conclusion was
doubtless correct enough, but the inference
seems to be that the politicians ''who get
charge of the departments in the regular
way, and pursue the same course, haye a
monopoly of crankism.
If after the Legislature has disciplined
tbe Judges, the Judges couloV go to work
and clean up the Legislature we might hope
for an era of reform.
It is well to draw morals, but the con
clusion of a Detroit pacer that the Chicago
disaster "shows the danger if not the folly
of assembling vast concourses of people for
sight-seeing or celebrating," is a little
strange. We supposed that the danger and
folly of weak structures where the vast con
course assembled, and letting off fireworks
into a crowd, had a great deal to do with it
Secretabt Tbacy has returned to 'Wash
ington from New York, and was at bis desk
First Assistant Postmaster Gexebai,
Clabksox has left Washington for Kentucky.
He is expected to return next Tuesday.
The death has jest been announced in En
gland of Thomas Palmer, the last survivor of
the British troops that fought at Cornnna.
The Hon. W. F. Vilas and family retnm
this week from Washington to their Wisconsin
home, Mrs. Vilas has almost entirely regained
Secret art of State Frederick Cook, of
New York, who lies ill of pneumonia at the
Gilsey House, New York City, was reported
yesterday to be much improved in condition.
Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, who has
been attending the Centennial celebration,
will now go up to Madison county, N. Y to
spend a cAuple of weeks with bis sister and
President Harrison seemed much less
careworn during the Centennial celebration
than he did at the inauguration. He is said to
be very sensitive to the weatb'er, and his mood
depends greatly upon whether rain or sunshine
is in the ascendant.
Baron Erlanqer, the Paris banker who
has been looking at our railroad system, says;
"When my boys reach manhood I shall prob
ably organize our business here in tbe shape of
a branch house. I am charmed with America,
and shall certainly return to it"v
The reports of James Russell Lowell's Ill
health led New Yorkers to fear that he was
really breaking down. But he showed no evi
dence ot decline at tbe banquet on Tuesday
night. He looks old and his hair has grown
very white, but his voice was strong and he
seemed to be feeling well.
THE late Carl Rosa was a "boy prodigy,"
and was billed at concerts as the "Juvenile
PaganinL" He married Mme. Parepa, his
prima donna,durlng bis first tour of the United
States. He is said to have never taken a bene
fit or testimonial in any form. Uusio was bis
profession, but politics and pictures were bis
Secretary Wikdoii was indisposed yester.
day, as a result of his experience in New York,
and did not go to tbe Department, nor did he
attend tbe regular Cabinet meeting in 'the
afternoon. He expects, however, to be able to
assume his omcial duties to-day. Assistant
Secretary Batcheller acted as Becretary of the
A BLOW TO HIGH LICENSE.
How a BUI That Caused a Hcandal Was
Defeated in BHsiourk
Jefferson City, Mo., May 3. Temperance
and high license received a severe blow to
night from the Missouri Legislature. When
the Legislature convened last winter public
sentiment throughout the State seemed to be
in favor of high license. Several bills of that
sort were introduced, and the good points of
all were selected and incorporated in a meas
ure known as the Deering bill, which fixed tbe
license at $2,600. This bill passed the House
two weeks ago, and it was confidently ex
pected on all sides that it would become a law.
Tbe liquor element, however, proceeded to
capture the Senate. In exposing the scandal,
the St. Louis Hepublie Incurred a "bluff" in
the shape of a 450,000 libel suit, brought by a
St. Louis Senator who is the attorney for the
brewers, xne oui was put on its nnai passage
to-day and was defeated, 17 to 9. The liquor
men are jubilant.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Similarity la Handy Prodnce Dealers Mot
Ins Chevalier Scovel's Fortune.
A few years ago there were two brothers at
an academy at Exeter, N. H. They were very
much alike, but one of them was very smart
and the other was equally stupid. The stupid
brother, Tom, was particularly averse to clas
sics, and besides, was a shirker of work gener
ally. His brother, Henry, was on the contrary,
a good classical scholar and fond ot work.
Tom wonld have had a very had time of it if it
nad. not been for the good nature of his
brother. It happened that the classical pro
fessor was a very short-sighted man, and he
was entirely unable to tell these brothers apart.
Of this failing of the professor Tom used to
take advantage. Henry would naturally stand
higher in tbe class than his brother, and he
was always well prepared in his classical work.
Henry wonld be called first in recitation, and
soon as he had finished he would chance
places with Tom, and when Tom was called of
.course Henry would answer In his .place. In
this way Tom's ignorance and laziness passed
It would be improper to giro the circum
stances mlnntely, Dnt I know of two brothers,
who by reason of their extraordinary similarity
in all respects, have produced contusion iu
their circle of life in Pittsburg times out of
When a certain firm of produce dealers
moved from their small and incommodious
quarters on Liberty street, to a very much
larger building than their trade seemed to re
quire, they were laughed at by their brethren,
and most gloomy prophecies were made of their
speedy failure. For some time after they moved
Into it the firm certainly found the large build
ing rather a "white elephant" on their hands.
But as time went on they fonnd that they could
use a very large portion of it, and still have
quite a considerable part left for cold storage
vaults. The cold storage part of the schema
was really what broucht this firm success.
They soon built up a large trade in this direc
tion; and now it would not be surprising to hear
of their making a further extension of their
The success of this particular firm hjsWtSSrtJl !m"t&&nn look 1
couraged others to indclaM'filssusTbr larger ..
Mimuiuiw, iuukis not improoaDie mat oeiore
it is an undoubted fact that the produce trade
now Is very much cramped in this city by the
meanness and smallness of its quarters. In
every part of the city and in every trade you
will notice that there Is a tendency toward
large buildings, and this tendency is becoming
more marked every day.
Chevalier Edwakp Scovel, the new
tenor robusto of the Boston Ideals, is an Amer
ican despite his title. The title was conferred
by that Impecunious monarch, Humbert of
Italy, on the occasion of Scovel's singing be
fore htm at a chamber concert. At that time
the Chevalier was one of the principal tenors
in Carl Rosa's Grand Opera Company in Lon
don, and was doing the continent for a vaca
tion, He had never appeared professionally
In America then, though be had won some con
siderable fame as an amateur. '
Scovel, by the way, is a rather remarkable
young man in more ways than one. He was a
great society man before be went abroad, a
favorite with the ladies, and quite an howling
swell. He married one of the aristocratic
Roosevelt girls in New York, and with the mar
riage got an increase of SSO.OOO per annum.
Thus equipped he went abroad, studied and
got to be one of the favorite tenors of English
opera. He is a remarkably handsome man.
While at Monte Carlo Scovel distinguished
himself by breaking the bank at roulette, and
since his return to America he has farther dis
tinguished himself by repeating the disinteg
rating process on numerous tender feminine
hearts. It will be something out of the ordi
nary to opera goers to hear a tenor who is a
real Chevalier di Italia, with an income greater
than President Harrison's.
-PINE BOUGHS IN HIS GEATE.
An Open Coffln and a Bed ofPlne Needles for
Jennie June's Husband.
New York, May a David G. Croly, the
editor, who died on Tuesday, spent part of the
last two or three winters of his life at Lake-,
wood, and grew to love its pines so much that
he wished to be buried among them. So he
bonght a lot in Woodlawn Cemetery on the top
of Stone Hill, from which the ocean steam
ships may be seen as they set out or return.
And when be came to die he dictated to his
wife how he wanted to be buried, either coffln
less or with his coffin open, so that his body
would be in close contact with boughs fromtbe
pines be loved, with which he wished the grave
to be filled.
He was burled yesterday in accordance with
the instructions which he thus left in his
widow's handwriting. Tbe body was taken to
Lakewood on tbe train which reaches there
(shortly before 11 A. H. It was accompanied by
Mrs. Croly (Jennie June), her son Herbert and
two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ormsby,
Jr., the last named of whom Is Mr. Croly's sis
ter, Jlme. Domarest, and Clinton Sweet, pro
prietor of tbe Record, and Guide, of which Mr.
Croly was editor.
Undertaker Westball met tbe funeral party
at the station with a hearse and two carriages.
At the cemetery, a mile and a half distant, a
graTo seren leet aoep naa oeen ang at tne loot
of two tall pines.
was dng deeper than is
customary, bo that a bed of pine needles might
be laid at its bottom. When tbe grave was
reached the coffln, a plain wooden one, was
taken out of the'box which enclosed it and
placed upon the stretchers which spanned tho
grave. The lid was then removed and the coffin
was lowered into the grave. Whon this had
been done pine boughs were laid over the body
and across tbe sides of the coffln until the
dead man was covered several inches thick
with the sweet-smelling wood he had loved.
On top of the boughs the coffin lid was placed,
and tbe grave was filled with earth lnthe
POOE PEOPLED PATRIOTISM.
It Surpassed That of tho Wealthy at the
New York Centennial.
New York, May a Tbe Evening .Post has
the following editorial upon tbe contrast be
tween tbe decoration ln the rich and poor dis
tricts during the celebration just ended: "The
recent celebration afforded a fresh instance ol
the curious contrast always visible on snch oc
casions between the poorer and the richer
quarters of the city in point of lavish decora
tion. All the meaner streets broke out in al
most universal array, while the fashionable
parts of tbe town made but comparatively
languiamspiayoianag cere ana mere, we
except tho line of processions! this, of course,
was decorated from end to end. Buelsewhere
the rule prevailed, and the poorer people
dressed their streets with an expedlture of
money ana care not only relatively, bnt abso
lutely greater than was thought fit for finer
"Contrast, for example, the meager show of
the cross streets between Fourth and Sixth ave
nues, with tbe region below Fourteenth street
and east of the Bowery. The east side was cov
ered with decorations, the whole expanse wav
ing with flags and strips of gay color, often in
geniously combined and draped, though poor
enough in quillty of textnre, while pictures of
Washington abounded ln the windows. Scarce
any bouse or lodging was so poor as to be with--out
some scrap of ornament. Indeed it seemed
that the poorer streets were brightest and tbe
dingiest of tenement houses outshone anv of
of tbe great uptown apartment houses. Tbe
universality of the contrast which wo have in
dlcated was really striking, and it became still
more so when one reflected that it was the dis
tricts where our foreign population chiefly live
which made so great a show of patriotic senti
ment, or at least of national feeling."
A LITTLE BLACK FBIDAY.
One Hundred and Sixty-Two Democratic
Postmasters Beheaded. f
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washington, May 8. It was "Black Fri
day" for 163 Democratic postmasters of tbe
fourth class, to-day, which is the best record of
a week,but which will fall considerably short of
last week, unless Mr. Clarkson makes a grand
spurt to-morrow. The following gentlemen
vrexe appointed for Pennsylvania,
! f 'Sa... 2I. rJ- P?W
BonneyiD. A. Mlckley, Casbtown; J. W. Amb.
ler, Cosgrove: A. Myers. Hampton; W. H.
Covode, Ligonler; O. w. Ambers, Marionville;
Henry a Kooser, Mill Run; J. W. Barnltz,
New Oxford; Elizabeth Rodenberger, Pitman;
Elizabeth Weaver, Sycamore, and Isaac Davis,
DEATHS OP A DAT.
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: SATURDAY, MAT 4,
-TAB PINNSILYANIA BBJGADES.
Comments on the Way They looked in tbe
New York Centennial Parade.
From the New York World.!
Governor Beaver led his Pennsylvania brig
ades, accompanied by a gorgeously uniformed
staff. The Governor sat on his horse with his
one leg a great aeai finer than many men can
with two. As escort, he had xthe Governor's
Troop, a line looking body of men, and as they
were armed with carbines in addition to their
sabres, they were by no means holiday soldiers,
being also well mounted.
All of the Pennsylvania infantry were in
heavy marching order and looked as though
they were beginning a campaign, though tbe
prudence of thus burdening the men in so long
a'march may be questioned. The Second Regi
ment wore canvas gaiters and marched very
steadily and were noticeable for their correct
wheeling. The Sixth and Third regiments
were without gaiters and looked better,
as they swung along easily. The First
regiment was a splendid body, the men
being well set up, and they marched magnifi
cently. The State Fencibles and the Colored
Light Guard looked neat, though Battery A,
which completed the First Brigade, were a
trifle rough in their makeup. The Ninth Regi
ment, which led the Third Brigade, had a fine
bugle corps and marched excellently to the
shrill notes. The Eighth Regiment had an
easy step, ana the Fourth Regiment were very
The Twelfth Regiment were a solid-looking
body, anu the marching was excellent. Their
drum major was entirely too theatric with his
baton, though his marvelous dexterity elicited
applause. The Thirteenth Rerrimenfr were in
too close order as they passed through the
square, though the error was corrected soon
attar. Battery O marched as infantry- and
looked well in their scarlet facings. The Tenth
Regiment was soldierly in demeanor and tbe
Fifteenth was very sturdy.
The Eighteenth had a veteran sprinkling In
its ranks, as was shown by the war flags carried
beside the national and State colors; so it was
no wonder that the men had a good swinging
step. The Fifth were fine, but the platoon
distances were badly kept, while the Sixteenth
was very ragged, many empty rear flies being
observable. The Fourteenth were well got np
and marched like veterans, -and Battery B bad
Its FDnS and Annlnmpnta In TiAllAn, n.ifai
I Pennsylvania; however, has reason to be proud
WEITTEN BI GEOEGE WASHINGTON.
A Letter Sent From Valley Forge by the
Father of His Country.
Correspondence Philadelphia Press.
Having noticed the publication of several
Washington manuscripts since the subject ot
this day's events has been the topic of conver
sation, I am moved by tbe spirit of the time to
send you this day a correct copy ot one of tbe
most interesting of Washington's official let
ters, written at Valley Forge, with a postscript
of later date, both of which were written and
eisrned by the great father of our country. This,
with other very interesting though shorter
manuscripts, was in the cabinet of the late
Edward J. B. Thomas, and are still in the pos
session of his family, 3116 Chestnut street,
Head Quarters v alley
FonoE, 23 Hay, 1778.
Bra: I received yonr favor of the 25th instant,
and sincerely condole with tbe Council and State
on the loss of so wortny a citizen and President.
,1 thank you exceedingly for your assurances of
co-operation whenever circumstances of public
honor and safety make It necessary.
As yet I have had no official information of the
Marquis De La Fayette's appointment as Ambas
sador from the Court of France to the United
btates ot North America. But when I am advised
of such an event, I shall take a pleasure In giving
the Council previous notice of his departure from
I am sir, with all due respect, your most hble
srvt, a. "Washinotoit.
P. 3. Before I received your letter of the !7th
Instant I had determined on all necessary meas
ures, In case of the enemies evacuating Philadel
phia lor the preservation of private property and
the protection of the citizen of every denomina
tion. I would toeg leave to recommend It to tbe
civil authority of the Commonwealth to fix Itself
as soon as possible In the city. Till then the
Council may be assnred of my endeavors and at
tention to the peace, safety and good order of tbe
place. O. WASHIHOTON.
i9th May, 1778.
Oxo. BBYAir, Vice Prt.
A FINE AND A EEPBIJIAND.
Decision ot the Court Martial In the Case of
Washington, May S. The sentence of tbe
general court martial in the case of Major G.
J. Lydecker. Corps of Engineers, who was tried
on charges arising oqt of the aqueduct tunnel
frauds, was made public this afternoon and is
"To forfeit to tbe United States one hundred
dollars (5100) per month of bis pay for nine
months and to be reprimanded ln orders. Tbe
Court is thus lenient ln view of the evidence
before It, tbat lu spaces so confined as those
above tbe arch in the tunnel it was almost im
possible to seenre thorougbly good work under
the contract system imposed by law."
The sentence bas been approved by the Pres
ident in the following order:
Executive Mansion, l
Washington, d, v.. May i, lass. J
The proceedings, findings and sentence of the
court martial lnthe case of Major Garrett J. Ly
decker, of the Corps of Engineers, are approved
and will be carried Into the effect. Tbe gravamen
of the offense of this officer was the neglect of a
very high and Important duty. It Is not very Im
portant from a military standpoint whether a pe
cuniary loss did or did not result to the Govern
ment. Butthatvery great loss and Inconvenience
have been inflicted upon the community by tbe
aeiaya wmen n&re resuiieq. rrom me lanuro to
discover promptly the fan lty and fraudulent char
acter of the work Is apparent. The suggestion tbat
tbe strictest and most faithful supervision of tbe
progress of such a work Is powerless to detect and
correct the shams wbich are practiced by tbe con
tractors ln this case, U a discreet to tbe engineer
ing profession and entirely lnadmls'abie. Tbe
sentence Imposed by the Court seems to have given
full effect to every suggestion tbat might mitigate
the offense. Benjamin Harbison.
Theoretic and Applied Science.
From the Chicago JJewj.l
Daring tbe recent lecture on scientific venti
lation in the Brooklyn institute fire windows,
one door, and two skylights were kept tightly
closed, while part of the audience had to retire
from tbe hall in search of pure air. Theoretic
science is a good thing, bnt applied science is
Another Chance for Boomer.
Washinoton, May 3. The President has
issued a proclamation reciting tbat the Fort Sis
se ton (Dak.) military reservation is no longer
needed for military purposes, and placing it
under tbe control of the Secretary of the Inte
rior for disposition under the law.
Not a Goad Diet.
From the Syracuse Herald.
When provisions grew scarce with the Okla
homa boomers they could live on the fat of the
FASHIONS OF MAI.
Straw bats are just now on top.
Riding habits should now be made of light
gray to be in perfect style.
Summer bonnets made of lace will be
trimmed with lilacs or wistaria.
Watering-place gowns will probably be
largely made up ol crepe de chine.
Empire long coats for utility uses dnrlngthe
wet and chilly days of spring are stylish gar
ments. Teagowns exhibit every imaginable form of
sleeve. Some of the designs aro too peculiar to
A recent freak is the wearing on either
wrist of a wristlet of black velvet fastened with
a diamond initial.
Ashes of roses and cafe-au-lalt waists are
worn with Venetian jackets of raspberry or
russet-red foule cloth.
For summer wear ail manner of clinging
stuffs, and especially crepons, are in favor. In
traveling costumes, however, fine light cloths
will be used.
Mkdijevat. teagowns with cuirass bodices
and full skirts are charmingly made of Mate
lasse satins. Antique sleeves and berthas are
added to give a picturesque effect.
THE importing bouses are filled with stylish
- a elegant toilets and costumes of white wool
of every description and designed for every
possible occaslon,trc bridal gowns to bathing
Caufb.Ii cloth, a new Scotch material of
fine wool, with enough cotton in its weaving to
keep it from shrinking, is popular. It is soft,
pliant and very light, coming iu pretty designs
of Scotch ginghams.
.LACE is much more popular this season than
it bas been for some yearspast. Recent pat-,
terns show either a straight edge or very deep
points and are black, white or colored.- Gauze
rA n.f hrn nfsA nnnnlaT. -
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A PENSIONERS' P110U08AL,
He Offers to Undergo a Painful Surgical
Operation In Order to Prove His Injur
les A Ganger Discharged for Alleged
Distortion Harrison's Amanuensis Gets
a Good Office Other Notes From the
WAsniNOTOif, May 3.-A decision was
day rendered in the ca of .Tamo, rtnim. l
of Company B, Massachusetts Volunteers.
an increase or pension. Claimant i
stoned in 1884. at 4 nw mth inr
wound In the back. Since that date8 h"
filed numerous applications for an lmar'6'
of which were rejected on the grounjT tbat tne,
claimant was then receiving the tvifmoxlat ol
pension to which h ti,i Jder the law
for the disability resulting fcomf"16 enn8not
wound of the back. In clalman8 orlCinal dec"
laratlon be alleges that he,wa8 mounded
in the small of the bck' "and th9
bullet was never extraf ted" and ln
the subsequent appllcatlonf h9 states that
"the ball struck the spinal cfmmn and "was em
bedded In tho vertebras." SV111 "an application
flied in 1887 he said- "1 af ot the Pension
Department, as a specials ?Tor ? haTe P1'
wound opened, and I ammder tDe impression
there will be no difficultr1" IcatInS tDe ball in
the vertrbrce." The .Afsistant Secretary calls
attention to the fact alat Jt doe not appear
that anv heed wa.i iriv Jn to the request, which
would at once have T'etermined a fact one
which is a potentialfactor ln rating his dis
abilltv and In cm -ho ball was found to be
lodged where the cl',iinant believes it is, it
would account for th real disability from
which the claimant offers, and so entitled him
to a higher rating. 1
In his several ar'PUcat'0Ils the claimant
speaks of importaj1 testimony which he had
from time to tin7 sent to his attorney, but
which does not appear in the flies of tbe office.
The Assistant Se-retarT ea,s that tne records
do not show that the claimant had been noti
fied of the non7aPPearance of tms evidence,
and has, ln hi1 opinion, just cause for com
plaint of inattentlon, "It wonld seem," says Mr.
Bussey, "that since claimant has volunteered
to undergo tDa palu necessary to'a surgical
operation; thJ Government ought to be willing
to do Its spfcre toward getting at the facts,
especially When the facts are snch as wonld
affect clainant's rights." The Assistant Secre
tary direc3 that a new and full Investigation
madf J lu 'DL0 case, anu mat in case we
tuwMecision is adhered to. that the caso be
returned to him for final action.
Removed for Alleged Extortion.
Mr. Mason, Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, said this afternoon that Gauger Britton,
at Cincinnati, was removed because of his ex
tortionate practices with the distillers. Tbe
case against him, tbe commissioner said, was
so flagrant that he was summarily dismissed.
Mr. Mason said that gangers are paid at the
rate of 15 a day, and are allowed to do outside
work for distillers, but are not expected to
demand unreasonable pay for their services.
Between Gresham and Miller.
When the Supreme Court meets after the
present recess, on May 13, an adjournment will
follow for tbe summer vacation. A number of
opinions will be delivered on tbe 13th, among
which is expected what is hoped to be a final
decision in the celebrated Alyra Clark Gaines
case, from New Orleans. After the court ad
journs the several justices will go out on their
circuits for several weeks. Nothing certain is
known in Supreme Court circles about tbe suc
ccssorshlp to Justice Matthews: but it is the
opinion of some of the persons connected with
the court that tbe appointment lies between
Judge Gresham and Attorney General Miller.
Hnrrison's Amanuensis Catches On.
D. S. Alexander, who bas been appointed
district attorney for tho Northern district of
New York, is a native of Maine, but has for a
number of years been a citizen of Ohio and In
diana. From the latter State he was ap
pointed Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, but
was removed from this position upon the ad
vent of the Cleveland administration. He then
settled in Buffalo, New York, and engaged in
tbe practice of law. During tbe recent cam
paign he assisted in attending to the corres
pondence of Mr. Harrison, and was frequently
spoken ot in connection with the office of
private secretary to the President.
Not Meant for That Purpose.
Assistant Secretary Tichener bas made a
ruling tbat tbe "emigrant fund" cannot
properly be used for the support or deportation
of emigrants who are in good health at the
time of their arrival and are permitted to pro
ceed to their destination, bnt who subsequently
become public charges by reason of sickness.
Tbe ruling was made in the case of Enoch
Morgan, an English emigrant, who arrived in
this country in I8S8 and went to Scranton and
remained there till he became sick, when he
was sent to Philadelphia for the purpose of re
turning to England. The Philadelphia Emi
gration Commissioners requested authority to
spend flO of the emigrant fund to pay bis
passage home. Tbe department, however, held
that it was not a case tor such action.
Railroad Passes Under Consideration.
On tbe 16th ultimo tbe Inter-State Commerce
Commission issued a circular letter to
about 27 railroad companies, order
ing them to appear before tbe commis
sion to-uay, to answer and set forth
the persons and classes of persons, if any, to
whom each of them bavo issued free passes or
free transportation to persons other than its
own officers or employes, and the officers and
employes of other companies. Tbe companies
were also expected to nresent all the conditions
and limitations connected therewith In each
instance, and tho manner of doing this branch
of business. In response to his order there
were present at tbe meeting to-day officials and
counsel representing mostly Eastern roads, to
tbe number of 35. Each road was called up
separately, and representatives of nearly all the
roads interested presented the information
called tor by tbe order of the commission.
Amone the railroads represented were the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the Baltimore
ana uaio fbauroaa company, mo ueiaware,
Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company,
the New York Central and Hudson River Rail
road Company, and the Central Railroad Com
pany of New Jersey. Tbe commission finished
Its bearing for to-day about 1 o'clock. Several
counsel, however, reserved the right to be
heard on certain questions raised during the
A NATAL CODET 1IAETIAL.
A Commander Suspended for Trying to Have
His Ship Repaired,
Washington, May 8. Secretary Tracy has
approved the findings and sentence of the
court martial in the case of Lieutenant Com
mander George Book, who was charged with
absenting himself from his command without
leave. He commanded tbe Plata, and left her
at Bltka, Alaska, and came to Washington to
induce the Navy Department to authorize re
pairs necessary to make tbe vessel service
able. The court found him guilty of tbe charge and
as approved, he stands sentenced to "Be sus
pended for two years from rank and duty, on
furlough pay, and to retain his present number
en the list of Lieutenant Commanders during
THE FAIK SEX IN A FLDTTEE.
An Indiana Man Develops n Mania for Hog
ging Women an the Street.
Tipton, Ind, May 8. During the past few
days an unknown man has been prowling about
our streets after nightfall seeming to have a
mania for bugging women. One of his first
victims was Mrs. J. R. Ogan, wife of a business
man. Mrs. Gus Brandt, Miss Ella Ogan and
others were also forcibly embraced by him.
Ho conceals himself behind trees and lays in
wait for women who may chance to be pass
Last night tbe hugger attempted to catch a
couple of ladles about 8 o'clock, but was fright
ened away. He is described as a tali roan with
dark whiskers, and the authorities think they
have him located.
All dream orrest, yet very few prepare
The way for it. Along the road to gain.
Day after day, year after year, with pain
We set our marks, and think s one time to fare
To som sweet realm beyond the pale of care.
These goals we reach, set them ahead, and feign
Unrest anew, thus never peace attain:
Hiss all Its paths, nor any pleasure share.
A bnndred wayside Inns of vantage passed.
Footsore and weary, burdened, bent, and old,
. Bight on we plod and drag our hopes elate
Through all tbe mire ol earth, to And, at last,
Instead of any happiness we hold,
We are but hollo ir mockeries of fate,
How frequent those tbat sit ln places high
Are counted great and noble; deeper'glance
Oft brands tbem lordllngs of some circumstance;
That wearhnt gowns or greatness, walk and lie
Bat ln the haunts of great nets, whence tbey cry:
"Benownl" Bo well their fortunes, plumed by
Along the road of glory swift advance,
Until they think their shoulders gouge the sky.
The world hath many snch; mere puppets they,
With whom tbe gods make busy merriment,
Tbe while their large concerns requlfe tbem not;
Gay peacocks of their time that strut their day;
Smooth bubbles, like to childhood's small content
.Creates blown, gazed at, broken, ana rorgot.v
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A METROPOLITAN MELANGE.
No Rest for Poor McAllister.
rxxw tors: bureau- SKOALS.
YOBKtMay a Governor Morris. Sec-
iryof the Centennial Entertainment Com-
I, tells the public In an afternoon news-
iperwbat Ward McAllister does not know
ut centennials. Mr. Morris does this, he
i, to shut up McAllister's yawp. According
to Mr. Morris, Mr. McAllister was bounced
from the Entertainment Committee because be
did not know a business proposition: when be
saw it, and because he lied. Moreover, Mr.
McAllister was stubborn and phenomenally
stupid. His official reports Mr. Morris con
siders about as lucid as a Chinese puzzle. Al
together Mr. Morris pronounces Mr. McAllister
as "congenitally incapable" of managing balls
or anytbidg else as be Is of telling the truth.
Forty Little Italians la Hock.
Forty little Italian boys and girls were bronght
to Castle Garden by a steamship from Naples,
to-day, all under 12 years of age, and were
dressed in gorgeous petticoats, trousers and
jackets. All save three wore big, gold-plated
earrings. The children were detained at the
Garden becanse the Superintendent did not
believe they had been fetched over to parents
and other relatives in America, as was repre
sented. He thought they bad been imported
under contract, by Italian padrones here, to
blaclc boots or beg. A score or more ot Italian
sisters and cousins and aunts besieged the
superintendent this afternoon, and begged for
tbe release of their small relatives, who peeked
out at them curiously through tbe cracks in
the high board fence around tbe Garden. The
children will be held, however, till the Com
missioners ot Emigration learn whether or not
.they were imported under contract.
The Highest of High Bridges Open.
The new Washington bridge across the Har
lem river, near One Hundred and Eightieth
street, was quMly opened to traffic, one week
ago. It was opened so quietly, however, that
in the excitement of the Centennial no one
thonght to speak of it. The Washington bridge
is higher than the famous High Bridge. It Is.
about half a mile long, and cost 2,700,000- It
rests upon two big steel arches which are sup
ported by two massive stone piers. A small
park bas been laid out at each entrance. The
bridge was begun four years ago.
Governor Buckners Farewell Dinner.
Logan a Murray, President of the United
States National Bank, entertained Governor
Bnckner, of Kentucky, at a farewell luncheon
to-day. Amdng the big men who were there to
bid Governor Bnckner goodby, were: Govor
nor Gordon, of Georgia; Hon. Carl Schurz;
Justice Field, of the United States Supreme
Court; ex-Governor Norton. General Rozer A.
Pryor, John C. Calhonn and Cyrus W. Field.
Great Returns Expected on an Investment.
Senator Fry, Congressman Dlngley and sev
eral wealthy New Yorkers have just organized
a company with 3100,000 capital, to operate an
abandoned cotton mill in Lewiston, Me. O. J.
Barker, formerly of the Bates Manufacturing
company. Is President of the new company.
The Lewiston Cotton Goods Mill cost some
S900.000. Three years ago the owner dled.and the
property since then has been in liquidation,
Ti.e negotiations of the new company for the
mill were consummated here last evening.
The City of New York. Gaining.
Tbe steamship City of New York still leads
in the ocean race which began at Sandy Hook
last Wednesday morning. At 6 o'clock yester
day morning the steamship Lahn, which ar
rived here to-day, passed ber. She was then
moving at the rate of 18 knots an hour. Forty
minntes later the Lahn passed the City of
Rome. As the Lahn was steaming in the op
posite direction, the real difference in the time
of the big racers must have been about an hour
and 20 minutes. Tbe Trave, whioh was in tbe
race at the start, was not sighted b7 the Lahn.
Entirely Broken Up by n Puzo Ghost.
Con d'ElIa was one of the most prosperous
Italians in Brooklyn a year ago. He owned a
liquor store, a grocery and sub-let rooms ln
four or five tenement honses to his fellow
countrymen at an enormons profit. To-day he
is almost penniless. He was dispossessed to
day of tbe tenement houses fornon-paymentof
rent, and the Sheriff may turn up any minute
to close his saloon and grocery. A Dago bost
Is tbe cause of Mr. d'Elia's downfall. Antonl
Balinska was murdered in the corridor of one
of Mr. d'Elia's tenement bouses one night
some time ago, and every nlgbt for the month
following the Balinska ghost cut up all sorts of
capers with the tenants. It kicked at doors,
knocked on the ails, and tried to get into bed
with the widow Balinska. This is what all tbe
Italian women in the neigbborbood said, at
least, and every one of the tenants seems to
have believed It, for they gave up their lodg
ings in a hurry. Some moved out by night
without paying their back rent. Others re
fused point blank to settle with Mr. d'Elia at
all, because, tbey said, they bad not bargained
for ghosts when they took the rooms. AH Mr.
d'Elia's old tenants left, and no new ones came
because the stories of the Balinska ghost had
been spread far and wide In "Little Italy." He
paid his landlord for the big empty tenement
houses for several months. This month his
money gave out and he collapsed financially.
A NEW MESSIAH.
An Illinois Farmer Worshipped uy n. Select
Crowd of Followers.
Chicago, May 3. About 30 people gathered
ln a private parlor in Lakeriew last night.
Tbey were the disciples of the Rev. George
Jacob Schweinfurth. This mau has a large
farm near Rockford, 111., where his followers
have been worshipping him as the Christ re
turned to earth. While tacitly accepting this
homage and acting as a teacher of divine truth,
he has never until last night openly put forth
a claim to tbe Messiahship. A local paper re-
?orts his talk to bis disciples, mostly women, as
"How do Iknow I am Christ? I will tell you.
I bad a vision. When I was 5 years old I saw
tbat I should meet a holy woman, who would be
to me my spiritual mother and train me for a
divine life. This vision dame true. I met Mrs.
Beekman. I have not come to save those who
don't want to be saved. I have come to make
It's No Wonder.
From the New York World.i
It Is not strange that tbe Viceroy of China is
ill. Forty-seven doctors are attending him.
AN Altoona barber provides "pigs In the
clover" puzzles to amuse his waiting custom
ers. Mr. John Forkan, of Bachmanvllle, is 73
and still able to crack a hickory nut with his
Halifax; Dauphin county, bas a crow with
a taste for raw chicken. A day or two since it
jumped on a full-grown hen, and began to nip
bits ont of her back.
Lrrr Dannie McCrax, of Bradford, who
was poisoned by eating a caUa lily s tern, will re
cover, though the doctor still comes. Tbe
poison belongs to a most subtle class.
Wit.tjam Raffensberger, of Newport
vicinity, was shooting at rats, and his father
getting in range a grain of shot lodged near bis
heart. The doctor is afraid to probe for it.
Saxuexi Merket. of Schubert, Berks
county, heard a great commotion ln bis rat
trap, and was amazed to find ln it a live hawk
whose outstretched wings measured over fire
Two sisters living at Newberry were told
that lemon juice was excellent to remove
freckles. They applied it liberally at bedtime,
and next morning they found the freckles
gone and their faces raw and skinless. They
are in seclusion now, and done up in cesmo
llne. A THr" was caught ln the act of picking a
pocket ot a West Alexander business manvand
when arrested had tbe bill wnich he had stolen
in bis right hand. He resisted all efforts of the
officer to get tbe money from him, and when he
arrived at the police station chewed the bill up
and swallowed It. The gentleman, seeing that
his money was gone, refused to prosecute.
A man went Into one of the drugstores of
Oil City tbe other day, and addressed the soda
fountain clerk in this manner: "What Is tbat
stuff?" "Soda water," replied the clerk. "I
guess I'll try a swig of IVas I never tasted the
derned stuff afore." Tho soda was drawn and
tho man drank tbe contents of the glass banded
him, when he sarcastically said, "Tbat comes
as near like taxing in the atmosphere as any
thing I ever drank, but 'taint as good as old
DourDen,.orrye, ir sees ttettte yqurBese.',
sweetened soap suos ana wiaa, teat's an 'a
mwmtiAuyzfm A'mi. v mvaauhm ftnn stioh snn wista. ii'x ii '." i Trur. '
T'lpven ea. lies! WCre csnnlit t l
uuie ia. rttrcjk jxi tnwm.' w.mauu, vrew'''
John Cole, pf Lapeer township, Michi--can,
has a hen which makes a regular thing of "
laying 6i85 inch egg.
A popular St. Louis girl recently re
ceived during a short fpeH of sickness M0 roses
and 46 pounds of candy.
It is estimated that Americans will
spend 0, 000, 060 in Europe this season, ot which
probably 12.000,000 wilt ge r t'P-
Levi Johnson, an 80-year-old resident
of BostOD, Ga., who has been blind for 15 years,
suddenly received bis sight the other day.
W. E. Maugham, of ZeBaloaI(Ga., is 85
years old, and never fired a pistol' or carried
one. He is considered ft wonder is1 his native
State. . it? . (T
A New Vork paper sayst . One , of , tha
most suggestive incidents in the great military
Sarade was the cheering called out by the play
ig of Dixie by the Southern bands. - &
A man who was arrested in NertlVCar
ollna for stealing another man's wif ewaajiais-
cuargea on tne ground that, as a woman is not
personal property,, she cannot bo the subtest ot
larceny. ' . '
-Several j,eaj 0f fa were bitten bya ,
mad dog which passed through Merritt towa-
ship, Michigan, the other day. Somesheee
which were attacked by the animal butted
memseives to death. ,
A negro in Eankin county, Miss., who 4
had stolen a mule, was given the option of gaT
ing to the penitentlatry or receiving a hundred "
lashes on his back. He chose the latter.fcisz
the punishment like a stole
A man in Wyoming Territoryjset out a
fine peach orchard on a side hllL He bad
every prospect of a big thing until the other
night, when the side-hill slipped into the valley
and burled every tree six feet deep.
A Georgia colorod man is very fond, of
alligators as a food product. He captures the
saurlans, and, after duly preparing them, cures
them as he does his hams. In his smokehouse
at present five or six of these reptiles are hung
up undergoing the smoking process.
A, ghost has appeared near Akron, Alal,
at a point on the railroad where a man was run
over and killed last summer. A ghostly figure
ln white, with arms extended, was seen ridlmr
there by a young- couple .who were out riding
the other evening. Both were badly scared
and so was the horse.
A wealthy citizen of Araericns, Ga., re
ceived a letter from his daughter, who is at
tending a college for women, stating that she
bad gone to New York with a chap. The
father suffered great mental excitement nntil
he learned tbat "chap" was intended as an ab
breviation for chaperon.
The lucky ticket which drew a hone at
a raffle in the First ward at Bay City. Mich,
the other day. was held by D.N. TrudelL who,
whenhesaw the "full-blooded animal" wbich
bad been advertised, immediately accepted an
offer of 87 for it. The "trotter" will pull a
garbage wagon against time.
Some 15 years ago Mrs. Abner Purcell,
living near Greenville, Mlcb told her hnsband J
that if he deeded a certain piece of land in a '
particular way she could never speak to him
again, xie saw nis opportunity ana aeeuea
the property in that particular manner, and
since then his wife hasn't spoke to him once. -
Varions Governments pay their chiefs
as follows: Tbe United States, 550,000 a year;
Persia, 30,000,000; Russia, 810,000,000; Siam. 810,
000,000: Spain, $3,900,000: Italy, $3,000,000; Great
Britain, ij.000,000; Morocco, $2,300,000: Japan,
$2,300,000: Egypt, $1,673,000; Germany, $1000.000;
Saxony. $700,000; Portugal, Sweden ana Brazil,
each $600,000; Franee, $200,000; Hayti, $210,000 ,
A Boston girl was married -last week to -j
a Chinaman named Charley Jnne. The cere
mony proceeded with much difficulty. When
tbe groom was asked if he would take the
bride to be his "wedded wife," he became con
fused; the clergyman suggested tbat tbe usual
reply was "I will," but it was not till the bride J
had warmly said, "Say yes or no, one or tbe
other," that Jnne came to time with "I will."
Aurelius Payne, of Ft Wayne, Ind
62 years old,and declaring that he was as active ' '
as a kitten, called at the office of Justice of the.
Peace Francs the other af tersooh and was mar-V
rled to his eighth wife. The woman's hany.1-. '
Alice Culewan. and her age Is 27 years. Pa
bas buried six of his wires, and in the othet
stance there was a divorce. Tbe old man
his newest wife clasped bands and left tbe oil
of the Justice of the Peace looking veryhap-
Some davs asro Bvrnn Rnhereinni' ...
ored man livinC" near Greenville. Ga fonnd d
log in a well he was digging. The log extended
across tne.weu a distance 01 44 feet below the,
surface. After cutting through tbe log a bold
vein of water was struck of pure freestone
quality. The qnestion of how and when the
pine log reached its present location has puz
zled tbe heads of all who have discussed th
matter. The hill beneath which it was found -
seems to have been nrmiy planted just where
it is for centuries.
An old negro by the name of Lindsey.
who was separated from bis family during
slavery times,has been traveling over the coun
try for 23 years searching for them. A few
years ago be met bis son Allen at Paris, Tex,
and an affecting reunion resulted. Through
Allen he found Jim, a porter on tbe Missouri
and Texas Railway. He then set out on foot
to see his daughter Amanda, who is living at
Denlson. He Is now spending a few days with
her. The old man says he will devote the rest
of his life to finding bis wife.
What appears to be an almost perfect
pendulum ln respect to simplicity is in opera
tion at tne university of Glasgow. According
to this plan a small shot of about LIS of an inch
lu diameter is suspended by a single silk fibre
(half a cocoon fibre) two feet long fn a glass
tube of three-fourths inch Internal diameter,
exhausting the latter to abont one-tenth of a
millionth of an atmosphere. Starring, with a
vibrational range of one-fourth inch on each
side of its middle portion, the vibrations can be
easily counted after a lapse of as many as 11
hours, a fact not realized elsewhere.
It is not'often that a rooster has any
particular desire to take a batb.but a few days
ago a Fort Oram, N. J bird showed that un
der the pressure of necessity, he could swim
like a duck. He was chased by a dog to the
edge of the Morris canal, and, seeing- no other
mode of escape, he jumped in. The dog fol
lowed, but tbe rooster, nsing both brings and
feet as propellers, forged rapidly through the
water. An eye witness reports that the winged
one was the faster swimmer, and when he
straggled up the opposite bank tbe doe was a
bad second. The triumphant looster stood
upon tbe shore and crowed for over a minute,
and, while thns engaged in self-laudation, tbe
dog landed and almost succeeded in catching
him by tbe tail. He saved himself by flutter
ing Into a tree.
MEANT TO BE FUNNY.
Now that bustles are going out of fashion,
it Is to be hoped that the Indians will leave off
their war whoops. Fue. .- f
"The dinner last evening was wretched, ,i,
Katie, I was positively ashamed or it" Yes'm, S
the policeman on this beat, who never complained J
before, said the same thing " ttiegendt MatcerZj-
Mr. Young Peter, did the gentlemeiuj
drink all tbe wine at dinner last night? i
Peter-Yes, sir; an' if it hadn't been for myL
foret'onght when de dinner beginned, I wouldn't S
had none myself. Time. !. 4
Wiggins If you're out of work, Jackj
why don't yon try toget on a Jury?
Jack Borrowlt Can't. Ivead the papers every
day, looking for a Joh; and whatylawyer'would
accept a man of that Una, Judge.
Went to Protest. Oldmanson Have you
proposed to Miss Southmayd. as yon said yon
Aorthcote Yes, I proposed yesterday by note. -
Oldmanson The note Went to protest. Her V'
father got hold of it Burlington Irta Prut. i.
Ten years ago the Superintendent of anv
Iowa railroad booted a tramp cut of his offlce rorJ-lt
having the eheek to ask for a pass, To-aay insi-;
tramp Is the Surerlntendent of that same road,T
while the man who lifted him on his boot keeps at,
restaurant and sends him over lunches.- Demit
Druggist What is the matter with
Yon seem e?elted.
Clerk-Heavensl I sold Mrs. Smiley strychnine
Instead of rtotiah. i
Druggist-Well, if yonaren'i the most careles
Idiot I ever saw. Yon seem to nave an iu w u
value of strychnine. America. ''ml
At the Fancv Ball. Miss Britely Why$
Mr.Flatted, what possessed yon to come to a feaeyj
dress ball ln ordinary evening "-; -o,.
supposed to representany enaracierr
G as (who hu a imnielon she Is "guying
-innTMntiniMnr ullow me to Inform ye
Hiss Britely Why, of course! How-sto?MT
was not to know It I-Trrs MeCute SxprtfM
Plainly Dressed Citizen tsirngguDg w ae;
--.to,.......,..?... eimnrh theerordl Vttii
please let me pass, sir? . ?&$
Gorgeous Drum major irerwix; insrijjeaeM
He. sir! Who are too SHtifW
WatelTJ Dressed CMtsea (bkeTVlrst
.ra-rffgttHj--'-& wj -
a ma Ati Ilia - k. . ?