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IS THESE AHY PB00F I
The Bar Association yesterday, by a vote
tef about two to one, refused to give its in
dorsement to the investigation of Judge
White's conduct in granting licenses. This
may be taken as a rather strong indication
that the prima facie case of corrupt or im
proper motives was not presented. If there
were any definite charges supported by
proof, so large a majority of the bar could
not hare voted against investigation.
It must be said, too, that so far as the
public is concerned, no evidence warranting
an investigation with the purpose of this
one, is yet known of. Baking up old short
comings in the Judge's personal relations
are absolutely without pertinence; and yet
that comprises all that has taken definite
public form. The only thing that can give
the movement any claim upon pnblic toler
ation is evidence that licenses were granted
for improper considerations. If such evi
dence can be produced, the movement will
have some standing. Until it is, it is not
likely to gain any respect among the
thoughtful and unprejudiced.
That being the situation at present one
consideration is worths the attention of those
who re behin-riismovement If the ex
ercis by a Judge of the discretion imposed
upon him, is made the basis of talk of im
peaching him, what will be the effect on the
great mass of the people who believe in
regulating the liquor traffic, hut are not
yet prepared to go to the length of prohibi
tion? It is worth while to remember that
in this last issue of licenses the Judge was
not so rigid as many other Judges in the
State who exercised their discretion to the
extent of refusing licenses altogether.
"When the more moderate discretion of
giving the people of Pittsburg 93 places for
liquid refreshment, leads to raking up old'
stories and talk of impeachment, will not
the natural reaction among those who wish
to see this traffic restrained be toward a vote
for the amendment?
If the movers against Jndge White have
any proof of corruption, they should go
ahead; but they should have this warning:
If they cannot make out a good case they
-will do more for prohibition than an army
of prohibition orators can.
H0K0ES TO STANLEY.
The suggestion in England, of govern
mental and other public honors to be paid
to Henry M. Stanley on his return from
Africa, is certainly warranted by the
achievements of that explorer. Pew men
have done more than he to de
serve such a recognition. The man
jner in which he took up Dr. Livingstone's
work and carried it far beyond the hopes of
his predecessor in exploration by opening
lip the Congo, the exploration of the African
lakes, the founding ot the Congo Free
State, and finally his march from the
Arnwhimi to the head of the Nile, present
a record which few explorers either of this
or'past generations can rival. 'With all
this work, tending to the same object which
Livingstone had in view, namely, the sup
pression of the African slave trade, Stanley
has the right to figure as one of the great
practical philanthropists of the age. But
it isiard to see how anything in the line of
usual governmental honors in England can
meet the case. 1o title can make him more
famous than the name of Henry M. Stanley
already is. Perhaps the most appropriate
honor that could be paid him would be for
the civilized world to unite in putting down
the slave-trade, without any plans for terri
ANOTHER GUARANTEE "WANTED.
They are discussing, out in Chicago, the
proposition to give by legislation the power
to municipal bodies of restraining and regu
lating the corporations that have franchises
of in exclusive character. Of course the cor
porate interest objects to that method as it
would to any other of regulating maximum
charges (or gas, telephones and streetcar
fares. The discussion brings out an
editorial from the Tribune on the thesis:
"Enlarging council powers is no injustice
to trust monopolies." The point appears to
be pretty well established, but it fails to
cover the whole subject From experience
in Pittsburg) and we understand that Chicago
has bad similar instruction), it is also im
portant to have it demonstrated that en
larging Council powers would not also en
large the powers of the trust monopolies.
TOO HORNS IK CKURCE.
A gentleman writes to a Chicago paper
complaining of a man with a fog horn voice
who occupied a seat near the middle of the
central section in Grace M. E. Church in
that city last Sunday evening and sang with
such desperate energy that nobody within a
circuit of ten feet around him could bear
even the cornet .ox the organ. -He asks if
there is no way by which a living calliope,
that roars as with a pressure of 100 -pounds
to the square inch, can have a "pp" stop
affixed to it when it-comes to church to take
charge. of the singing?
The Chicago journal suggests no remedy,
we regret to say. Nuisances of this char
acter are not at all unknown in Pittsburg.
Sometimes the dreadful being with the tre
mendous voice is a regular attendant at the
church, and then again he is often an Ish
maelite who wanders from church to church
spreading consternation wherever he. goes.
Generally the devastating howler is a man,
but we have encountered more than, one
woman whose voice was too strong for any
use but crushing stone, and whose persist
ent vocal efforts have destroyed the har
mony and soul of an entire service.
Seriously speaking, a man or woman who
habitually throws a divine service out of
gear by his or her vocal bombardment is a
fit subject for discipline, and if necessary
expulsion, at the hands of the authorities of
the church. Human calliopes are out of
place where choral or congregational sing
ing is concerned. They are right handy in
times ot political excitement or as a
stimulus to the sale of stale fish or unripe
TRUTH FITLY SPOKEN.
It was inevitable that Bishop Potter's
timely remarks at the New York Centen
nial on the manner in which the growth of
wealth and the rise of the plutocracy has
led this country away from its early stand
ards, should be .received without cries of dis
approval by those whose toes were trodden
upon; but it is singular that the reference to
"the royalties of virtue" and "the austere
simplicity" of the fathers shouldbe construed
by others, as obnoxious praise of the ideas
of class distinction which many people en
tertained in Washington's time. It should
not take any great exertion of the intellect
to perceive that the Bishop was right in
claiming that the xnosi democratic senti
ments are involved in the honors which are
paid to virtue and integrity. To object to
the praise of such qualities' because it as
sumes the form of saying that tney consti
tute true royalty is pure demagogy.
But perhaps, the most singular criticism
of the Bishop's remarks is that given by a
New York clergyman who professes entire
adherence to the Bishop's view.' This gen
tleman asserts that he believes "every word
of it to be the clean-cut truth," but he
thinks that it was ill-timed, because it might
hurt the feelings of some of the distinguished
persons who were present when the sermon
was delivered. It is hard to conceive of any
weaker plea than this. If there ever was a
time when it was timely to give serious con
sideration to the standards upon which this
republic is founded, and of the particulars
in which this generation has departed from
them, it was at the Centennial which cele
brated the foundation of the Government
To say that the clean-cut truth should not be
spoken on such an occasion, because it might
injure the feelings of some, who had perhaps
risen to eminence through the violation of
the original principles, is simple time
serving. If the truth is never to be spoken,
because it may wound the susceptibilities of
certain distinguished individuals, we may
as well give ourselves up to a geneiation of
lying and humbug.
Bishop Potter only Epoke the truth which
is now impressing itself upon the minds of
the vast majority of thoughtful and earnest
citizens. 'Theoftenersuchtruthsore spoken,
and the more thoroughly they are laid to
heart, the better will we preserve this coun
try in the pnrity and freedom on' which the
fathers established it
THE OWL AND EAGLE.
We regret to learn that the esteemed Mr.
Howells, having expressed his disapproval
of Dickens and Thackeray, as masters in the
art of fiction is, now engaged in the attempt'
to expunge Walter Scott from the list of
authors whom people read nowadays. We
are sorry to observe the danger of collision
between Walter Scott and Mr. Howells as
exponents of different schools of fiction, for
the same reason that George Stephenson de
plored collision of his railway trains with a
cow. It will be bad for the coo. ,
We understand Mr. Howells to object to
Scott on account of his political-predilections
as well as his literary style. Scott
was & Tory, an admirer of feudalism, a
lover of the middle ages, almost as bad as
Shakespeare, in addition to being super
ficial and seeing only the outside show and
trappings of things. Some of this is
true, but its erroneous application is
shown by one fact Whenever Scott treats
of the days in which his political prejudices
might be expected to show themselves, he is
scrupulously fair.- The reader has the lib
erty lett him to sympathize with the Puri
tan and even the Cameronian. Markham
Everard, Henry Morton, and even the
fierce Burley of Balfour are as favorably
drawn as any of the royalist heroes; while
the characters of Boger,Wildrake,Bothwell,
Cleverhouse and even Charles II expose the
weakness of royalist doctrines as fully as
any picture of roundhead grimness or
fanalacism. No better proof of Scott's
fidelity to truth can be asked than the fair
ness with which he showed both sides of the
contest where his politics would be expected
to enlist his prejudices on one side.
It will be a sad day for the youth of this
generation when they lose the habit of read
ing Walter Scott, they will not only lose an
illimitable field of enjoyment and vast in
centives to imagination, but they will miss
a positive educational influence. It would
be hard to say how many boys have first
discovered from Walter Scott that history
is something more than dry bones, and
gained the broad views that are. to be ob
tained by seeing in it the story of genera
tions of life and action; there are number
less cases of this sort It is safe to say that
Walter Scott has done more in the way of
putting real life into historical studies for
the past two. generations, than any other
It is true that many of his stories treat of
subjects as to the reality of which we have
no means of judging. It is also true that
he is prone to dealing with battles, plots
and heroism rather than every day events.
But is Mr. Howells' pocket rule of realism
to exclude all such things from the list of
those that are real? Are there no nobler
things in act aal life than petty tattle or the
futile discussion of imaginary social dis
tinctions? Do the great achievements of
history offer no higher subject for the pen
of the writer than the chronicling of small
We have a real liking-for Mr. Howells as
a delicate and neat painter of ffenre. work
in fiction. Bnt a genre, painter who pro
ceeded to exclude Michael Angelo, Detaille,
Yandyke and Rubens from the ranks of art
would expose himself to severe but not un
just sarcasm. If Howells can rule Walter
Scott out of the list of live literature it will
be the latest example, how
"An eagle soaring In his pride of place
Was hawked at by a mousing owl and killed."
Newspapeb comment U generally to the
effect that experience, proved, the hundred
and sixty-seven foot bar at the Centennial
ball to be none too long. Still experience
seems to make another conclusion possible.
kIf the bar had been much longer the chances
are that all New York would now be en
gaged in a life and death struggle, with the
Mb. Jeffebsoit Davis is quoted as say
ing that Washington's most serviceable
trait was "abstinence from sectional or par
tisan feeling and faithful adherence to the
compact of the Union." As a result of
this entire dissimilarity from the character
of Mr. Jefferson Dayis, another contrast is
shown in the fact that Washington built up
the Union and Mr. Jefferson Davis tried to
destroy it .The contrast is completed by
the fact that Washington succeeded and Mr.
Davis did not. ,
The report that the B. & O. refuses to pay
the coupons of a branch which it guaranteed,
but will "purchase them at par," looks like
aifine-drawn case of the distinction between
tweedledum and tweedledee. But the dis
tinction may make a .difference when it
comes to the point of absorbing the branch
It is painful to learn from a report of1
Lord Salisbury's recent speech at Bristol
that His Lordship is very angry at the Par
nell movement In his view the Parnell
movement "is controlled by universal
greed," is criminal in its character and is
upheld by "embezzlement and fraud," and
other bad qualities. This harsh language
is jiroof that much annoyance over the fail
ure of the Times to make good his charges
has made His Lordship very mad.
Ax obituary notice of the late Mr. Bar
num states that he was a shrewd but hot a
fastidious politician. Fastidious politicians
are rather scarce nowadays. Senator Quay
has been fastidious once or twice since the
inauguration, but he isn't that way all the
These is a rather unfortunate inference
in the Philadelphia Press' assertion that
Lord Dunraven will be sure to get fair play
for his yacht in the race for the Americas
cup, because American yachtsmen "can
beat the world so easily, and fairly that they
are never even tempted to be tricky."
Would the esteemed Press concede that if
Americans could not beat the world so
easily that they might be tempted to be
It is reported from Paris that De Lesseps
refuses to give np the Panama Canal scheme.
We supposed that this had been made un
necessary by the fact that thePanama Canal
scheme gave De Lessens up some time ago.
Mb. Wabd MgAixisteb says that in
his first speech before the committee having
charge of the Centennial ball, he said,
"Gentlemen, the problem which confronts
ns is the champagne." The outcome haB
fully justified Mr. McAllister's foresight.
However gallantly the Four Hundred at
tempted to conquer this problem, the testi
mony is overwhelmingly unanimous to the
effect that the champagne' was victorious.
If the city takes to raiding the horse
market on Duquesne way, it will soon be
confronted with the problem of grading its
prison tare so that the old plugs it gathers
in will not get too -fat and frisky.
The New York Sun makes its last head
lines on the McAllister and Fish troubles:
"My banquet fish balls." This is a neat
play upon words, but it is Open to objection
as an incorrect statement of the facts, sup
posing it to be an expression of McAllister's
with regard to the ownership of the banquet.
So far as the outcome of the occasion indi
cates, we should judge that in this case Mc
Allister was Fish's meat
Bismabck will please take notice that
our new ship-of-war Chicago has fired off
her guns successfully, and that she can
make nearly as big a noise as her namesake
without hurting anyone.
And now Senator Dclamater intimates
that Senator Upperman might possibly be
tricky, and Senator Upperman repels the
insinnation with scorn, and indalges in dark
allusions as to what he has neyerdone, which
the public is left to suppose some one not far
away from the Crawford county Senator's
seat may have done. Jf the Senators will
fall ont a little more the public may getsome
PEBSONAL FACTS AND FAHCIE8.
27. Victor Adolph Maltb-Bbttn, a son of
the illustrious geographer, is dead. He was
himself a geographer of high attainments.
The late' Jeremiah Learned, ot Worcester,
Mass., left a generous legacy to the people ot
Oxford for a tree library and for cemetery im
provements. Some of the papers speak of Mr. Depew as an
"old man." This a blunder. Mr. Depew is just
65 years of age, and be is as lively in his youth
ful way as he was a long, long time ago.
H0N.WnJ.IAH G. P. Bheckinbidoe, of
Kentucky has accepted an invitation to deliver
the address at the dedication of the National
Forefathers' Monument at Plymouth, Mass.,
Gail Hamilton practices greater economy
In writing paper than almost any other literary
man or woman. She always writes on scraps
of paper, the backs of old envelopes being her
The Straduarius violin which was presented
to Dr. Joachim at his jubilee celebration for
merly belonged to Lady Lindsay, and is the
very one which she held In her hands' when
Watts painted her portrait.
Secketakt Pbogtob, accompanied by Ad
jutant General Drum, Colonel BarrandMr.
Partridge', bis private secretary, left Washing
ton yesterday morning for a tour of Inspection
of the Leavenworth military prison and West
cm military posts. The party will be Joined at
Chicago by Major General Schoflcld.
William H. Burgess, who lives in Alexan
dria, Va., assisted in 1838 in building Wash
ington's new tomb at Mount Vernon. He says:
'1 was a lad then, bnt I remember that in re
moving the bodies ot George and Martha to
their present tomb we decided o open the
coffin. I looked in and saw General Washing
ton's face. The body was well preserved and
the features were Intact. There was nothing
to indicate' the time be bad been dead. A
minute after exposure to the air there was a
collapse and nothing was recognizable. The
face looked like his pictures."
Bushbod WASurKQTorr Adams, of Phila
delphia, owns George Washington's watch and
seal. They are on deposit at the vaults of the
Guarantee Trust and Bate Deposit Company.
Mr. Adams father was the most intimate
friend of General Washington's nephew, Jndge
Busbrod Washington. The watch ana seal,
together with two of Washington's diaries,
were left to Mr. Adams by' name in Judge
Washington's wilt The existence of the two
dairies was not known to the United States
Government until last year, when a stenog
rapher was sent to Philadelphia to copy them,
and,ihus completed the, collection of Wash
ington's dairies. '
In Honor of General McPherson.
Washington, May i By direction of the
President the new military post near Atlanta,
Ga., will be known and designated'as "Fortlc
phRrson." in honor to the memory of James
Dirdseye McPherson, Brigadier General United.
(States army, ana Major uenerai or volunteers,
who was killed near the site July 22, liiOi.
The Enlo of the Bond Gossip Personal and
Otherwise The Baltimore Oriole.
Sojie time ago, a friend of mine who was re
turning from a long tour, discovered that the
train on which he was traveling did not stop at
the station near which his iome was. If he
stayed on the train he found that he would not
be able to reach, home that night. It So
chanced that he knew tho conductor of the
train very well, and he ankedjblm it he could
suggest any way out of the dfflculty. The con
ductor said that the rules of the road would not
allow him to stop the train at the way station
in question, but he said he thought ho knew a
way by which the gentleman could get out
where be wished to,
"After we pass -and are neanngthe sta
tion at which yon desire to get out" said the
conductor, "I will come around and collect
tickets, and yon will profess to be unable to find
yours. Then I shall, as the rules of the road
direct, put you off the train."
The plan worked like a charm. When the
conductor came around the passenger ap
peared to be unable to find his ticket and the
former said be was -very sorry, but he would
have to stop the train and put him off. Dut,
unfortunately, a passenger sitting in the next
seat very charitably volunteered to pay the
gentleman's fare to Pittsburg. Hero was a
difficulty which neither the condnctor nor the
passenger had thought of. My friend, how
ever, bad tho nerve to immediately declare
that it was a matter of principle; that he had
paid for his ticket once, and' didn't intend to'
pay for it again, or that anyone else should pay
it for him. He would rather be thrown from
the train than give up his idea of what was
right As the train reached the station at
which my friend wished to alight the con.
ductor pulled the bellropo and the train was
stopped. My friend cot off, said "Thank you"
to the conductor under his breath, and -walking
up to his house, which was near the sta
tion, stopped at tho gate and waved his hand,
kerchief to the philanthropic gentleman who
bad wished to pay his tare.
judge White lives in a rather pretty frame
house on Broad street, in Bewickley, almost
opposite the Methodist Church, of which he Is
a saining light. He has filled the pulpit occa
sionally, and he is in great demand for all sorts
of church affairs. Among the Methodists, and,
in fact church people generally, Judge White
is decidedly popular.
Poob Charley Clifford, who hag been man
aging the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show this sea
son, which appeared at Harris' Theater last
week, has seen too much of the rough side ot
theatrical life to be much charmed with it It
is remarkable, though, that his overcoat is,
perhaps, the most gorgeous ever seen in Pitts
burg. The coat is like unto the shaggy hide of
a toy buffalo bleached. It would cover several
men of Clifford's size pleasantly.
It was a curious thing last year how many
people struck at the same time the idea of a
big "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show. The experi
ment as it was tried by the Pittsburg parties
cost Dr. Charles Scott three or four thousand
dollars, and Mr. Clifford's father a larger sum
probably, and several others their time and
hard work without salary. The show on a
Cheap basis has made some money, hut it
will not make enough by the end of the season
to recoup the original proprietors, for their
earlier losses. Young Mr. Clifford is going to
stay in the theatrical business, but it is not
probable that he will try any more experiments
in starting large "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows.
The Transatlantic steamships' line this
summer win certainly make larger profits than
they have done for many years. The steam
ships from now on will be crowded to their
utmost capacity, and I hear it is already hard
to get anything like decent accommodations in
the crack steamers. Almost every day I hear
of new parties being formed to go to the Paris
Exposition, and probably before the summer is
well 60t In the number of Plttsburgers abroad
will run up into tho thousands.
The Fort Wayne Railroad seems thoroughly
wedded to the excellent plan of beautifying
their stations all along its suburban lines. A
great Improvement has been made at Sewick
ley station by extending the lawns to the edge
ol the east-bound platform. But what the
-suburban service of the Fort Wayne Railroad
need now most la an increase in the number of
suburban trains. There is a special need of a
faster theater train in addition to the present
one. The theaters are generally out at 10-.3G or
10:43, and yet the unfortunate dwellers in the
suburbs have'to wait at the Fort Wayne depot
till 11:30 for a train which takes almost an hour
to run 12 miles. The Fort Wayne Railroad loses
a very large amount of patronage simply bo
cause of its lack of enterprise in this direction.
Our national guards were very well treated
when they were in New York this week. The
people seem to have tried their utmost to make
it pleasant lor the boys in blue. Battery B
particularly fared well at the hands of the
crowd, I am told. At one place on Broadway
clears and sandwiches and even cash were dis
tributed among the boys.
These is a great demand for .the phono
graph. I am told, and the supply is not large
enough to meet the demand. I think people
who are blessed or cursed, as the case may be,
with long noses, will find the phonograph,
rather hard to use. A gentleman who has a re
markably long aquiline nose, used The Dis
patch's phonograph the other day, and it was
found that the cylinder filled by him did not
contain anything that could be ground ont
again. The trouble was that his nose got into
the receiver and his voice went away under
Ir it had been possible to have investigated
simultaneously the minds of all Plttsburgers
on Friday morning, I think it would have been
found that the name of Judge White would
have been engraved upon every one. Although
it is now IS hours since the sensation was
sprung, the proposed Judge White impeach
ment remains the principal topic of conversa
Either warm weather is at hand or else one
of the surest indications thereof has for once
failed. The .Baltimore oriole, with its plum
age of gold and black, is to be found in plenty
now in the gardens around Pittsburg. He is
one of the latest of our summer songsters to
put in an appearance after his excursion for
the winter South, and very seldom arrives be
fore May, and is usually to be found then in
the neighborhood of Japonlca busbe3 in bloom.
It is quite curious, this particular fondness of
tbe Baltimore oriole for the Japonlca. He
may be seen sitting among tbe blossoms on a
sunny morning almost always in May. Tho
bright tint of his feathers makes a gorgeous
combination of colors with the ruby blossoms.
TO THE BALTIMORE OBIOLX.
My little lord of Baltimore,
The latest comer of them all.
Who make brave music at my door,
1 hear your treble call.
Sweetkolden robin, bird of name,
Dressed out In finery; .
Tbe red Japontca's a frame
Expressly built for thee.''
And when the rnby blossoms fall.
Sin ft thou their requiem,
That we thy presence may recall,
While sorrowlng'for them.
A Chicago History of tho United States.
From the Mew York Tribune. '
We understand that a Chicago man is writing
a revised history of this country based on im
portant documents recently dug up on the lake
front, In which he will prove that Columbus
sailed into the Gulf ot St. Lawrence, up the
"river of tbe same name, through the lakes,
making a portage around Niagara Falls, and
finally discovered America at the mouth of-the
Chicago river. .Our historical friend will also
show that subsequently Washington was born
where the Union Stockyards now stand; that
the battle of Bunker Hill was ought in tbe
township of Lake, the Declaration ot Inde
pendence signed somewhere on Blue Island
.avenue, and the first Inaugural held on the
site of the Palmer House. Chicago might have
been a large town before this lilt had not been
for her modesty,, . '
from the Chicago Tribune,!
Jadging from the fact that 'a column bf mis
cellaneous plate matter was printed wrong end
up in. the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Gazette ot
Wednesday morning, the Centennial must have
been celebrated 'with- inuch terror 'in' Fort
Boston's Highest Officials Soased.WUb Cold
Writer From the Salt Ben.
Boston, May 4. The hose on the new flre
bdat engine played high jinks' to-day with ttie
Aldermanic Committee and other notewortbles
who had gathered to witness the official test
Tho boat was tied up at,the Long Island. wharf,
and the firemen" were' showing the open-eyed'
Aldermen what a beautiful stream the new
hose conld, play on suitable Occasions. Whether
it was by way of treating tbe sight-seers Jo. a
personal acquaintance with the usefulness of
the apparatus or whether It was because they
couldn't help It that the firemen concentrated
the waters on one hoae will never be known.
but suddenly this was done, and the hugerub-
Der in Dc, once uoeratea, noppea ana squirmea
around like a sea serpent,whipping the briny
off Coney Island.
.The hose played now upon the Aldermen, now
upon the Mayor, who' was -present The next
Instant it poured a deluge of salt water upon
the visiting fire department officials, among
them Chief Kevins, of Brooklyn. Then the
hose lifted its 4-inch brass nozzle like an angry
anacpnda, now.swiuging to and fro and dealing
sledge-hammer blows upon tbe air, again beat
ing a tattoo upon the deck. Of course it struck
more or less people and did them bodily harm.
It barked the shins of President Allen, of the
Common Council, played football with Alder
man Wilson and tore open his new spring
trousers, besides drenching them irreparably.
Jt knocked Alderman Short down with a blow
in the ribs, and demoralized Alderman Kelly
so as to all but Incapacitate him from doing
his duty by his constituents.
But the most painful blow the hose struck
was that it dealt Reporter Hartley, ot tho
Qlobe. His body was seriously battered, and
one leg was so Injured as to necessitate his re
moval to the hospital. All hands, from the
Mayor down, were thoroughly drenched, and
they resolved to watch the workings of that
hose next time from a sate distance.
BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
Mrs. Harrison Concludes Her Visit With 1
the Mortons nt tho Metropolis.
Special Telesfam to Tbe Dispatch.
NewYobk, May t Mrs. Benjamin Harri
son left New fork for Washington at 4 o'clock
this afternoon- Mrs. Harrison spent the day
quietly with Mrs. Morton, driving in.Central
Park early in the morning and later in the day
receiving calls. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon
Vice President Morton and Mrs. Harrison and
ber maid rode across the Desbrosses street
ferry to the Pennsylvania Railroad depot. The
President's car, No. 60, which was attached to
the Congressional limited express for Wash
ington, was in waiting tor Mrs. Harrison.
when Vice President Morton's carriage
drove into the depot few people recognized him
and there was no demonstration. Mrs. Harri
son wore a quiet traveling gown and carried a
large bunch of roses. She was accompanied
only by her maid on her trip to Washington..
McKee and Russell Harrison will remain in
New York until next week.
AN IBDIAN GRAYfi FOUND.
A String of Wampum nnd Other Belies
Brought to Light.
rSFZCIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISFATCH.1
Fbtolat, 0 May 1 While excavating
gravel from banks on theEagy farm, near Van:
Bnren, this county, workmen unearthed an In
dian skelton in a good state of preservation,
together with a jar and some wampum shells.
The jar was earthenware, quite thin and of a
It was brokenby workmen's picks in digging
it out. Shells of what had been wampum belts
fell to pieces on being touched. All were taken
In charge by Dr. George, of Van Bnren.
ItoEBrouthcrs went out in the green, green
To play a game of baseball;
The oldest one said, "We must Tfard off defeat
If our opponents we have to Maui;"
J3ut their opponents were Wise, and were all after
Ana tbey knew that a hard ball Burns;
But by practicing Dally, they were now hard
And fora victory each one yearns.
Tbey played, and the Brouthers were "done up
quite Brown, "
Beaten clear out of their boots ;
But tbe crowd, like all local ones, evened things up,
So the opponents got all the hoots.
Percy Do you-think an umpire can render
more accurate decisions from behind the pitcher's
box tban he can from behind the catcnerf
Humphrey Well, I don't know, but from the
way the spectators take exceptlonstohls decisions
one would imagine the most advantageous place
to call strikes, balls, etc, would be a seat in the
The Alleghenys hare an abundance of fields
Becreatlon Park and Jocko.
The bootblacks do not take kindly to the
Stbanoeh Can you tell me where the near
est saloon Is?
Pittsburger-Yes, sir; Just keep right on down
this road for about three miles and then turn to
-your right and walk another mile, ana you will
' It is a peculiar honor that prompts the pay.
m ent of club debts, to the detriment of the batch
JOHNirr You bad quite a number of good
points In your last column, but you should adhere
to prose, for your poetry Is somewhat of the rank
Egoist -Yes : front rank.
The novels of to-day are grossly immoral,
but not a bit more so than the public taste.
The umpire does his duty well.
But when the home club's beaten the crowd will
Oh, the umpires are a very queer lot.
And at times It looks as though they were bought
But they're not; oh, no; of course not.
Applicant Are you the manager of the
Beatemall Baseball Club?
Manager Yes. sir.
Applicant Well, I would like to get a position
on the nine.
Manager-Did you ever play ball before?
Applicant-No, sir. I workedin an iron mill.
Mauager-Worked in an Iron mllll Well, I
don't think I want you.
AppIicant-Don't-wantme! Why, man, I never
went out on strikes in my life.
M&nager-That settles It. If I hired you ail the
labor unions would boycott the club.
Violets In the fields are blooming,
The blossoms on the trees give way
To tho fruit till 'ere it ripens,
Will pain the small boy night and day.
Doctors will be called on often,
For a drug that'll cure a pain.
Oh, this season has Its drawbacks,
But for the M. D. 'tis all gain.
See 8, Ska.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Major John N. Edwards.
ST. LOUIS, May 1 -Major John N. Edwards,
one of tbe editors of the Kansas City Timti, and
onebf the best and most favorably known news
paper man In the West, died suddenly' and un
expectedly at the McCarty House, In Jefferson
City, at about 10 o'clock this morning from a
stroke of paralysis. Malor Edwards had been at
tbe State capital for some time looking after the
live stock bill, tbe passage of which be fought
strenuously. Major Edwards was one of tbe best
known men in Missouri, At the breaking out of
the war he was editor of the Lexington Exam
iner. He went Into the Federal army, and was a
Major on the stair of General Joe Shelby. . After
tne war he wrote a history or Shelby and Ills men,
andthtm came to St. Louis and accepted a posi
tion on the Missouri Ktpublican. Since that time
Major Edwards has been connected with various
papers lu the SU(;c, returning to the Kansas City
Times, with which he was formerly connected,
about two years since. He was a brilliant and
forcible writer, snd was as well acquainted with
the politics of Missouri as any man In tbe State.
There were many contradictions In bis disposi
tion, and tbey often became the snbject of criti
cism. He was tbe friend and apologist of the
James boys dnrlnjr tbe bloodiest epoch of their
career, yet he always tried to induce them to give
np-their lawless life, and finally, after Jessie had
been killed, It was Major Edwards who arranged
for the surrender or Frank James, and by that
surrender cut an end to the existence of that
desperate gani or outlaws.
Slsior Cclcstlne Dead.
Sister Celestlne, of the Order of St. Joseph at
Ebensbttrg, died Friday morning with that dread
malady which hovers over a convent, consumption.
Bhe'was known outside to tbe world as Miss Agnes
McGurn. daughter of a former well-known citizen
ofHollldaysburg. She was a sister of Paul Mc
Gurn, a muslo teaeher. of Allegheny City, and a
sister of a Mrs. Ward, also living on tbe North
Hon. Harvey Teller.
Special Telccram to The Dispatch.
Ebie, May 4.- Hon Harvey Teller died to-day
at tbe age of 87 of heart: disease. Deceased was
born In Albany. X. Y and came to the scenes' of
bis early Boyhood days and bis last days of com-
rort as a ooy ana, on norseoacs. , r. leuer was a
leading i.'epubllcan In this section ol the State:
; CREAM OF THE CAPITAL ' '-
Ward McAllister's Visit A Kick From the
Clans Retractions Doat Go Woltlnsj
for n Fortune An Economic Question
Washington's Building Boom.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch. '
Washington, May . The most inspiring
thine that has happened durinirthe weef was
.jthe arrival and visit of Mr. Ward McAllister,
oi new xorK. .Not uenerai McAllister, nur
Colonel McAllister, nor even Captain McAllis
ter, but plain Mr. McAllister. It is satisfac
tion past description to have the opportunity
of noting a famous arrival who does not attach,
a military handle to his name. It Is a patriotic
act worthy ot the highest admiration for Mr.
McAllister to favor Washington with his pres
ence when so many great men with titles had
forsaken tbe capital of their country disloyally
to give greater prominence to another city.
His coming compensated wholly and completely
for the loss of the President and Cabinet and
all the other big guns. I see it was, announced
by the Associated Press that Mr. McAllister
made his appearance at the ball at a late hour.
This is a slander upon the gentleman whose
dignity would not allow him to do such an act
after his Ill-treatment by tbe snobs and seekers
after notoriety who took the- management of
the ball and banquet out of the hands of the
only man who was really competent for the
herculean task, and tbe result of which act is
seen in the scandalous conduct of tbe mob of
plebeians who made np the vast majority of
those present, and who would have been shut
out of the place utterly had Mr. McAllister
been permitted to havo his way. . It is sad that
we cannot have the public honors of the coun
try done by the small aristocratio circle which
we have so carefully nursed during a whole
century to bring it to maturity.
Tho Clan McAllister.
I have just beard a story of the Clan Mc
Allister which I believe has not been printed,
and which goes to show what .an antipathy ex
ists in low-born people against persons born
and bred gentlemen of the bluest blood. I do
not remember to have seen it mentioned dur
ing tbe unusual prominence of the clan Mc
Allister in the last few weeks, that Mr. Ward
McAllister, Jr., was appointed by President
Arthur a Judge in Alaska Territory, There
were protests against the appointment by
boards of church missions and by others who
were not impressed properly with the grandeur
of the gentleman's family, "but bo was of Mr.
Arthur's set and club, and be got tbe appoint
ment After the election of President Cleve
land reports came to the new administration of
the performances of Mr. McAllister in Alaska.
Mr. Cleveland's moral sense was outraged as It
had never been before, and Mr. Judge Mc
Allister was peremptorily recalled. A para
graph appeared in one New York newspaper
gently reciting the facts, and fortbis the editor
was besieged with letters from Mr. Ward Mc
Allister. Sr., and many others of tbe famous
Four Hundred, denouncing the publication
and asking for a retraction. Like most pro
prietors of newspapers the owner of this one
bad a distaste for making retractions, and be
fore taking that step suggested to his manag
ing editor that the correspondent be written to
and asked to give his authority for the state
ments. The matter was presented to Attorney
General Garland, who stated that it was not his
province to disouss the truth or the falsity of
the charges before the public. The allegations
were there and could be seen by the friends of
Mr, McAllister, The department bad recalled
Mr. McAllister. He would, however, venture
tbe remark that if the charges were true, not
only was the dismissal of Mr. McAlllsterlmper
ative and right, buthe would go farther and say
that Mr. McAllister should never have been
appointed. With these facts before them tbe
McAllister family and the Four Hundred con
cluded not to ask a retraction, but to let the
matter rest With a dignity which can be ap
preciated only by persons with a pedigree, the
friends of the injured yonng man concluded
that nothing better could be expected of a
President who had only recently reveled in
such a vulgar omce as that of "HherifT, and an
Attorney General from the benighted State of
Arkansas and a log bouse on Hominy Hill.
Not Mneh In a Record.
However, let him who desires office not be
deterred by so trivial a matter as a record. A
succeeding administration is wont to examine
far more closely the records of the appoint
ments of former administrations than it is of
its own. I have in my mind's eye an official of
some note. He had the custody of someot the
most valuable (possessions of the Government,
and which are of a character that conld easily
be transported. Yet lOOvears have not passed
since this estimable gentleman spent two terms
in tbe penitentiary.- He has been in the em
ploy of the Government for some years in his
recent responsible position, and there is no
charge that be has taken anything but his
salary. If he had it might not fiect him seri
ously, fori have in the other eye of my mind
another employe of a department who got rich
through the boldest kind of peculations, was
Discovered, dismissed, had immunity from
arrest-nntil there was a fuss made in the news
papers about it, and has now been for many
months at liberty on a light bail, without the
case even being presented to a grand jury.
A Fortune for Waiting.
To turn from tbe romance of crime to the
romance of property, two romances that are
always closely allied, a sale was recently made
In this city which shows strikingly the wonder
ful progress of Washington, at least in mate
rial affairs. A little more than 60 yeais ago a
colored man named Cook bougbt for almost
nothing a large block ot land in the square
north of E street, between Fifteenth and Six
teenth. In 1854 a son of Mr. Cook bougbt from
tbe father a portion of the lot for S2&L That
was a time when cows and pigs still roved at
will throughout the length and breadth of the
magnificent distances of the National Capital
A few days ago this son sold to Mrs. Chandler,
widow of the late Senator Chandler and mother
ot Mrs. Senator Hale, about 10,000 square feet
of this lot, on the corner of Sixteenth andK,
for tbe snug sum of $85,000, and has yet re
maining 51 feet front on K street as the result
of bis Investment in 1851 Now, outside of the
original investment money paid in taxes, and
interest, how much of tbe fine fortune was due
to the exertions of Mr. Cook? If Mr. Cook did
not "make" the money who did? Was it not
tbe people who came here and built up and
made the town? If bo what moral right has
Mr. Cook to the money, But I did not intend
to drift into these economical questions. Yet
I would like to have one of the old-fashioned
economists answer them in the columns of The
Houses are building hero at a tremendous
rate, and a general query Is, who is going to in
habit them? Hundreds of bouses are empty
now, and hundreds of others are springing up
as though' by magic On Q, street, between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth, Upward -of' 80
fine dwellings, with solid strone fronts, are in
process of rapid erection, and everywhere one
goes one hears the ring of the trowel and the
fanninjr ot tbe stonecutter's chisel. Manv of
these residences are very tine and expensive, I
a.,,1 nAA ima.lln ,a ,1.a ..tarf.. l.llfv ft? ,t,n V
city. A solid stone mansion on the slope of
the Sixteenth street bill. In a'commanding po
sition, looks in tbe distance like some mediaeval
castle. It is the new residence of ex-Senator
Henderson, of Missouri, and shows, like-scores
of other fine structures, that ono who has once
spent a term of years in Washington, will not
live elsewhere if he can avoid It E. W. L,
SCIENCE IS CATTLE FEED,
Butter Diode From Cottonseed Menl.Fcd
Cows Hard to Olcll.
Washington. May 4 TbeAfrricultural De
partment bas been making an analysis of batter
from cows fed on cottonseed meal, which pro
duces unlooked for remits. Tbe analysis
showed these remarkable- points: First, a low
percentage of volatile acids: second, a phe
nomenally high melting point; third, a strong
persistence of the reducing agent The first
point is of importance, as showing that mixing
cottonseed with the feed of cows in tbe South
will tend to raise tbe melting nnlnt or butter,
thus rendering it more suitable forrconsump
Hon In hot climates. Prof. Wiley says:
"From an analytical point ot view tbe results
are of great importance, tiuce they stiow that
a butter derived from a cow fed on cottonseed
meal might be condemned as adulterated when
judged by the amount of volatile Isolds pres
ent' Blnce cottonseed meal Is destin-M to be a
cattle food of great Importance, especially In
tbe Southern part of the United States, this
is a fact of the greatest interest to analysis and
to dealers." ',
GOVERNOR HILL'S MARRIAGE
It is Again Asserted Thai He Is Soon to bo
Special Telegram to The Ulssaten.
NnrwYOBK,May4. The story of Governor
Hill's engagement to Miss Hotcbklss, daughter
of the United States Consul at Ottawa, was re
vived today. Intimate friends of the Gov
ernor said that the marriage would take p'ace
"within a reasonable time." and that it may be
next month. U not then it would be postponed
until tbe fall, out tbey rather thought It would,
bo as soon as the Governor could get away
from tbe Bepublican Legislature Tho session
ends May 18.
Miss Hotcbklss and her chaperone, with Gov
ernor Hill's private secretary, W G. Bice,
were at the Victoria on Tuesday, and saw the
Governor lead the' 12,080 gallant New York
militia up Fifth avenue.
' FfiOM THE METROPOLIS.
Blaine Remembers R'eU.
ISEW TOES BtTBSAU SrXCZUA
New Yokk, May t Whltelaw Beld, United
States Minister to France, sailed for Havre to
day on the steamship La Bourgogne. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Beid and his three chil
dren. A large crowd of friends gathered at
the wharf to bid Mr. Beld goodby and load him
down with flowers. Just, before the gangway
was drawn in a small boy with a big floral place
stumbled across It and almost threw the flow
ers Into Mrs. Beld's lap. Tbey were from Sec
retary James G. Blaine. Last night the stall at
the aVi&tmegaveMr. Beld ajarewell banquet
Gone to Holland.
Samuel B. Thayer, United States Minister
to the Netherlands, lett for Amsterdam on the
Dutch steamship Veendan this morning.. He
was entertained at dinner by the Holland So
ciety last evening. After the dinner Consul
General Planten, Judge Van Vorst and other
well-known Dutchmen told him how glad they
were that President Harrison bad made him
Big Chunks of Ice.
The passengers of the British steamship Jer
sey City, which came into port to-day. are
telling wonderful stories about tbe big Iceberg
they saw lasf Saturday, It was fully 400 feet
high, they say. At its apex appeared huge
steeple-like points of ice. The base of the
iceberg at the water'a edge covered about an
acre. It moved along toward the south
majestically with the sun's rays sparkling on
its sharp points. This iceberg was seen in the
morning. Shortly after noon, farther west, an
other huge iceberg appeared. It moved di
rectly toward the Jersey City, and appeared to
be of even greater size and height tban the Ice--berg
seenin the morning. These are the first
large icebergs seen this year.
Minnie Palmer's Hard Lack.
Minnie Palmer had a tussle with bad luck on
the opening night of "My Brother's Sister," at
the Fifth Avenue Theater. The actress imper
sonating a leading character in the play ran a
needle into her foot, and at the last moment
was unable to undertake her role. Her substi
tute could only be allowed a half-rehearsal and
naturally was not easy In her assumption. An
other leading member of the cast was brought
to tbe door of death, and the substitute in bis
ease had time for only two rehearsals. Finally,
in the most important scene of the first act,
while Miss Palmer was making cute little kicks
in a brand new costume, a lace in her bodice
broke. A companion on tbe stage Indicated to
ther by gestures what had happened. Mis3
Palmer covered the broken lace and spreading
bodice with a fan so skillfully that few in the
audience noticed tbe mishap. Despite all these
misfortunes, the performance was ordinarily
Archbishop Corrlgan's Anniversary.
Archbishop Corrlgan celebrated to-day at
Bt Patrick's Cathedral tbe sixteenth anniver
sary of bis consecration as Bishop of the
Diocese of Newark, N. J. The mass was cele
brated at 8 a. M. by the Bev. Michael J. Lavell,
assisted by the Bev. William J. Daly, the Bev.
Michael J. Mulhern and tbe Bev. James J.
Kelly as-master of ceremonies. The throne
was ocoupied by Archbishop Corrlgan, in cope
and mitre of cloth of gold, attended by the
Bight Bev. Monslgnor Thomas Preston, the
Bev. Dr. Charles K. McDonald and the Bev.'
Thomas J. McCluskey.
Tno Many Wives.
John Mitzklrought his wife from Warsaw,
Russia, to New York three years ago. He tired
of her shortly after bis arrival and began to
heather. He tried to induce her to sue him
for divorce on the ground of abase. She lored
him stlllanti wouldn't do it Then he sent her
back to Warsaw, -promising to follow her
within two months. Two weeks after her de
parture he married Hannah Debernoki. News
of the wedding got to Warsaw and brought
tbe right Mrs. Mitzkl back in a hurry. She
went straight to the hou3e and slapped Mrs.
Mitzkl No. 2. This led to a free fight, which
ended in the- arrest of both. The women
scratched and slapped each other in court to
day. Eventually two officers had to hold each
of them down to prevent a rough and tumble
fight. Mltzki was held for examination on a
charge of bigamy.
A Pessimist Suicides.
John Parke Chapman, 68 years old, shot him
self dead this morning. He was adrygoods
salesman in good circumstances. He was a
monomaniac on tbe subject of the dullness ot
business. He has been very dejected recently,
and while viewing theiiarade on Wednesday
remarked: "This is all very fine, but it does not
help trade a bit"
The Dangers of the Seas,
The steamship City of Columbus arrived
from Havana to-day with the orews of two
shipwrecked schooners, the William Douglas
and the John F. Both am. The Douglas was
caughtina cyclone in the Caribbean Sea on last
March 23. The spars and canvas were torn
away and the vessel was driven on the Cantelis
Keys. TbeBothamwas wrecked on the Colo
rado Keys at the same time.
Another Stage Advertisement.
Hattie Lawrence has brought suit through
Howedt Hummel for a divorce from Edwin
Lawrence, the actor, manager and elocutionist,
to whom she was married in, tbe Presbyterian
church at Fourteenth street and Second ave
nue on December 14, 1SS0. She charges in
timacy with the wife of Emerson, the ban
joist and alleges that he has gone to Canada.
An order was granted to-day for the service of
the summons by publication.
Protect Our Heroes From Handshakers.
From the New York Tribune.
Tbe latest victim of the handshaking craxe is
Captain Murrell, the gallant captain of the
Missouri. The right band to which the safety
of so many lives may be said to be due is de
scribed as being swollen to twice its original
size, so that the captain's congratulations cost
him more suffering than his heroism. Some
cure must hi found for this s,ort of thing. It
may become necessary to dress onr heroes up in
Cigarettes are sold to ladles in Erie con
It took ten men to get the hind shoes on a
Perry county male.
Air undertaker orNant!coke has patented a
head rest for coffins.
A man who registered at theMansion House,
West Chester, as "S. Lowrey, Beading," car
ried off two fine blankets belonging to the
hotel when he left - y
A eowdt who was put in the Tyrone lockup
light before last broke up his bunk and, using
one of the planks as a lever beneath the door,
pried himself to freedom.
A bascai, knocked a piece off the corner
Etono of the Lutheran- Church at Barren Bun
lately, and thus extracted from it a bottle of
wine, which,-of course, was very old.
Thb people living at tbe lower end of Spruce
street Mabanoy. are nervous on account of the
ground around them sinking. Several cave-ins
have happened in that neighborhood.
Wiljjax Geddks, of Erie, en route for a
doctor 'for a sick neighbor, was thrown off a
horse, but contiuued bis trip. Next day a
physician found that two ol his ribs were
Matthew Bbadt, employed in an Erie liv
ery stable, held out a piece of raw meat to a
dog, when a horse, made frantlo by the sight or
smell of tbe meat sprang upon him, trampling
him under foot -He will be laid up for weeks,
A laeqe snapping turtle, covered with- a
crust of dried mud and far from any stream,
waddled thioagh Sellersville a few days since
In a nonchalant but not an aimless way, as it
was beading due south, and seemed to hare a
purpose in view.
Ate ami" went Into tho house ot Mr. Jones
in Muddycreek'township, Butler county, and
demanded two cups .strong eoSee. bread, two
nicely boiled eggs and a piece of rhubarb pie.
When the coffee was given him he claimed It
was weak and called for water. Before leaving
he asked for 10 cents, which was given him.
AToraagirl who lives in Cambria county,
While op herway to school thtotberday, began
tot sneeze violently. Sbe shortly became af
flicted with a sharp pain In the. back of her
neck.' Sbe returned home and a physician was
called, who found on examination that some of
the smaller bloodvessels bad been rnptared.
Though' everything peetlMe was dose f of the
sufferer, she continued to fail, and at last died.
Italy lieMe her beggars.
Savannah is said to be flooded witX
counterfeit silver dollars.
Oxmoor, Ala., has a curiosity in the
shape ola petrified pise Stamp, weighing about
About the only rail fesee in Cleveland,
curious to say, Is in the most aristocratio
Sirtlonof the city, os'saclid avenue, near
A Milwaukee man has 'designed an ap
paratus by which he claims that water may be
successfully burned in a cook stove or ordinary
A cabbage stalk 20 feet high was on ex,
hlbltlon at at the Florida Sub-Tropical Exposi
tion. It is the tallest one ever' seen in the
United States. ' '
Henry Kellogg, of Hew Haven,' has In
vented a substance which be calls kelgum. and
for which he claims that' it is a perfect substi
tute for rubber. w
The first thing George Shelaonofln
dlana, did when he got a legacy of CM. COO, was
to buy S18.000 worth of diamonds and a thous
and dollar team. ' "
A paper contains the followfng imaa
advertisement: "Coffins and Caskets. I will
sell 20 per cent Cheaper than any other Party.
Ladles and Gentlemen Laid Out at any hoar. of
theNightor Day." ' J-
At a wedding in Saline county, Kan
sas, last week, the groom charged the guestsW
cents each for supper and sold them popcorn
at 5 cents a package.
Hannah Battersby, the fat woman, waa
advertised as weighing SCO pounds. Sbe was
weighed after her death the other day, and the
exact figures were 313 pounds.
One Dr. Thenius, of Vienna, has 'in
vented a process by which he declares that
good heavy Sole leather can be made from the
wood ot old red beech trees. He has applied
for patents. ,
Miss IT. Troyer, a teacher in the San
Francisco schools, succeeded in retalnlne her
position and keeping the fact of her marriage
a secret for five years, when it was revealed by
a divorce suit
A piece of coal Weighing 5 tons has
been cat. at Abercara colliery, Cornwall. En-
land, to be sent to the Paris Exhibition. The
lock measures 7 feet S inches long, 5 feet 6
inches wide and 3 feet 9 inches deep.
The making of veneered diamonds is a
new Parisian industry. The body of the gem
is cut from quartz and then by galvanic action
coated with a solution made from diamond
chips and stones too small for cutting.
Two citizens of Lowndes county, Ga.,
have deer farms. The animals are as gentle
and tame as cattle. The venison Is raised for
market It is said that it costs no more to raise
venison than turkey, and that it pays hand
somely. Easter Sunday a lady living in. River
side, Ga., had two hens confined inpeoop.
During the day, between them, they laid three
eggs. The lady does not know which of the
hens to snspeot of this overproduction and is
anxiously awaiting further developments. '
Oliver Shepherd, a lad of 16, living
near Champion, Ini. had an exciting experi
ence with a black snake the other day. He
was passing along the road near bis home when
the reptile appeared from some bushes and
attacked him. The boy started to run, and
was closely pursued for nearly a mils by the
A small boy in Springfield lost his leg
by tbe failing of a signpost belonging to a rail
road, and sued the company for damages. The
Company, ot course, resisted, perhaps thinking
that the loss of their post gave them the right
to take a stand, but the contested value of tbe
lost member was decided at a second trial to
amount to over $23,000, thus putting the boy's
leg on a better footing.
A Washington woman, prosecutor in an
assault and battery case.wno called the Court's
attention to tbe marks on her face, the result,
she said, of the beating sbe bad received, al
most fainted when the Jndge ordered an offi
cer to closely examine the injuries. Be rubbed
a handkerchief over her face, when the marks
insianuTaisappearea.nauinDeen maae wis
paint, xne case was tnen aidmissea.
William Collins, who died at his hon
three m.s from Toccoa, Ga., with dropsy, t
other day, wasrather a noted man in some
spects. He is said to have owned more yol
of oxen and hauled more loads of wood to tor
than any other man in tbe county. He)
ownna iu yoke or oxen, and the loads of w
that he bas hauled are innumerable,
safe to say that be has averaged ajpr
since Toccoa has been in erlatnncA. '
Mrs. George Copeland, of Wi. v ..ikt
Ga., was burned to death a short time since.
She was cooking supper when her clothing '
caught fire. She rushed to a tub of water in Vi
the yard and tried to put out the fire, but fell,' -overcome
with the heat After her'clothes . '
were all burned off of her sbe dragged herself
into the house and lay on the bed until ber bus.
band came home, at which time the soles ot
her shoes were still afire. She died after 21 ''
hours of torture.
Sportsmen in India are attacking a set ."
ot rules lately promulgated by the Chief Com
missioner of the central provinces, tbe effectoi
which is to put a practically prohibitive tax on
big game shooting in that part of the Penin
sula. The central provinces contain many
thousand square miles of forest land, which '
have been the happy hunting ground of the
Anzlo-Indians. The result Is that tizers. pan-
. thers and other beasts have been getting
scarce, and the local officials have determined
to "preserve" tbe game for their own amuse
ment "Things have come to -such, a pass now
adays," remarked a saloon keeper, "that to be
a successful bartender one must 'be something
ol aphjsician. An old man will come in hers
in the morning with bis face looking like a cor
rugated door mat and his eyes showing the
symptoms of incipient hydrophobia. He will
stare at you a moment, then hang himself over
the railing, tell you that something is out of
gear in bis stomach and he must have some
thing to fix it up. It we give him something
to tone him up we get his trade thereafter.
Then there comes in the man that is gulping
and shivering, and don't know whether be has
tbe back, ague or the jim-jams. A little bi
carbonate of soda does him up in good shape.
Then there is the fellow who feels as if he had
a chunk ot ice in bis stomach, a crick in bis
side or an ache in his tootb. All come to the
barkeeper for advice and comfort"
WHAT THE WILD WITS ASE SAYING,
Schoolmistress. "Edward, give me the
definition of excavate.'1. Edward "Excavate, to
hollow out." Schoolmistress "Give me a sen
tence containing the word." Edward-"! hit
Bill and he excavated." Harper'' Bazar.
At the Sunday School. "And now, chil
dren," said the Superintendent benlgnantly,
' 'are there any questlons7oa wonld like to ask be
fore we leave this lesson?" "How long did It
take you to get all the pigs in the pen. the first
time you tried?" Inquired the sweet little girl on
the front seat CMcago Tribvm.
Times Have Changed. Long ago, there ,
was a time when Sir Walter Balelgh laid his cloak
over a puddle, so that tbe royal Elisabeth might
go on her way dryihod.
in similar clrcumstancss. Queen Victoria would
be lucky if she could elicit from the gilded youth
of the present day the languid cry of "Skip tho
gutter, old lady V Harvard Lampoon. '
At the Irish Dealer's. "Please send up
to my house to-morrow a couple of nice bats.
"And, by the way.bosurs they are bass. I'm
golngofffor a day, and-er rthe last time t
went I' told ray wife It was for trout fishing-, snd
you sent up a fresh msck-reL These little errors
of yours are causing strained relations In my fun-Uj."-poeh.
Great on Economy. Yonng wife, affec
tionately We can live economically, I know. To -
begin, von can stop smokln jr.reslzn from the club,
give no more wine sappers, and never, never treat
Young husband, folntly Certainly, to be sure.
In ait of course. And what will you do, dearr
Young wife, triumphantly-I? Oh, I'll mead,
all ay gloves myself.-i'Ao(pAta Jngvirtr. .
A Soft Job. Dr. Squi is Ton look like kl
man that Is suffering- from overwork. What havej
you been dolnz?
"I was In Washington two months trying to get .
a Goverment office."
"Your trouble U overwork. That Is all that alls f
you. Did you get what you wanted"" -
"Yes." "- Mk
"Xon don't nesd any medicine. I eoulda'tjjgr
recommend anything better for an overworked',
man than a Government oMce.-CAfcooTrttimj.-ij
A correspondent sends us the iollowing'
which be says is vouched for by a schoolmaster:
At vlllse nehool not many miles ftorn Canter-'
burr, a precocious boy being asked to parsers
sentence, "Mary, niUk the cow, " went on'accur
atelTtlllbe came to the last word, wbea.besald:
"Cowls pronoun, feminine gendsr.lthlrd per
son stsgrdar, and stands for Mary. V -Stand for ,
Msryf" asked the master In atoalsBstrt.yes. I
Ur. reseoaded the urohla with a aria, 'tor if I
eerw didn't stand for Mary, hew eo14 Mary
Bill JM eowi'- xni aianwrsvB
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