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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8. 1SS9L
THE AMALGAMATED LEADERS.
One of the peculiar features of the atti
tude in which the wages question in the
iron mills is approached for the coming
year is the positive announcement that the
Amalgamated Association will have to find
successors for Messrs. "Weihe, Martin and
2futt in the leading positions which those
gentlemen occupy in that organization. The
inference is quite direct that these officials
have positions open to them elsewhere,
which their own interests oblige them to
The Amalgamated Association has been
fortunate in its leaders. One of the best
evidences both of the capabilities and good
judgment of the iron workers is shown by
the way in which first Mr. Jarrett and then
Messrs. "Weihe, Martin and If utt have been
transferred. from the leadership of the organ
ized iron workers to more lucrative if not
more responsible and influential positions.
2o doubt the Amalgamated Association has
other members of the same quality as these
leaders; but it will nevertheless be a matter
which the public will watch with interest
until their successors have demonstrated the
possession ol the judgment, skill and cool
headedness which has made the administra
tion of these gentlemen so successful.
Speculations as to the effect of the retire
ment of these leaders on the settlement of
the scale are useless and rather unnecessary.
Doubtless their abilities would contribute
greatly to a satisfactory adjustment of the
question; but there is no reason to doubt
that the good sense of the association and
the common interest of manufacturers and
men, in keeping the works running, will
produce an equitable settlement of the scale.
EIGHTS ON CABLE CARS.
The case, in the Criminal Court yester
day, involving the right of conductors to
order passengers to "move forward" or "step
Inside" gives a rather black eye to an exer
cise of authority on the cable roads which
appears to have come in with these new
means of transit. No reasonable person
will dispute the right of a conductor to tell
passengers to move when they are blocking
the way of ingress or egress. But the as
assumption of authority to assert where a
passenger shall or shall not stand has been
a rather stunning novelty in the line of
the respective rights of corporations and
their patrons. Its novelty is somewhat the
worse for wear after its collision with the
law yesterday. But it is one of the unsat
isfactory features of the case, that the con
ductor who carried out his illegal orders is
convicted of assault; while the corporation,
which is really responsible, does not suffer.
A TEICK THAT SUCCEEDED.
It begins to appear that the remarkable
admission of Mr. Parnell that he made a
gross exaggeration of the facts in a debate
on the decrease of secret societies in Ireland
was drawn from him by the trick of con
fronting him with a doctored report of his
speech. The false report made his remarks
appear as if applying to all secret societies;
while the speech really referred to
the disappearance of Bibbon societies, or
The trick was entirely in accordance with
the Tory tactics; but while it was far from
creditable it succeeded so far that it can
hardly fail to injnre Mr. Parnell, To he
betrayed into calmly declaring under oath
that he could forget the restraints of strict
veracity in political arguments inflicts a
damage on his credit and force as a debater,
which cannot be repaired by his taking
back the admission a day or two later. It
will be used as a proof of his Knowledge
that he sometimes fails' in that way; and
while it cannot affect the present case, will
certainly weaken the force which would
otherwise have attached to all his future
utterances in debate.
The slip was an unfortunate one for Mr.
Parnell, and while it is easy to sec how such
a dishonest ruse might deceive a man, it is
to be regretted that he was not so certain of
his position in past debates as to-avoid the
THE INACCURACIES OF FAME.
A variation on, the oldadage thaf'fame is
having your name spelled wrong in the
newspapers" will be experienced by Judge
"White if he comes across the editorial ref-.
erence to himself in the Chicago Times as
"a Pittsburg Judge who rendered a decision
in favor, of high license," which explains
the Judge's condemnation of American as
compared with German beer as follows: "It
Is probably too mild for the Judge. A
Pittsburg man, like the old darkey, wants
something that will jolt" Inasmuch as
Judge "White has proved his preference to
jolt the liquor interests,rather than be jolted
hy red liquor, his fame appears to dis
count the adage in having his acts told
"While the press which chronicles the
doings of the ultra-fashionable circles of the
Bast have duly chronicled the delightful
nature of the event, there seems to be
danger of overlooking the social signifi
cance and evidence of aristocratic aptitudes
furnished by the fact that the select circles
of the Four Hundred gathered to witness
and applaud the achievements of their num
ber as circus performers.
"We are told by the enthusiastic Jenkins,
who witnessed the great performance, that
.St.opened with a quadrille on horseback, by a
.'selected list from both sexes of our aristoc-
Sracy. The programme was filled' out ,with
tumbling, bare-back riding, trapeze and bar
feats and "all the rest of the regular circus
'. jkUracilonf .' One young gentleman of ihe
highest social standing made the hit of the
performance by appearing, in tights and
tulle skirts, as a queen of the arena., This
is proof positive of the abilities and tastes
of the leaders of the haut ton.
Envious critics of the' world 'of -''fashion
have asserted that our new aristocracy is
made up of nseless people, without ability
to do anything, or the industry .to accom
plish any achievements. Mr. Berry "Wall
has tried to put down this foul aspersion by
demonstrating that he could wear more
clothes than any other man. But, this show
surpasses Mr."WaH's most glittering dreams,
by an organized and universal movement in
the direction of showing that the circles of
fashion, can turn out serviceable circus
riders and clowns.
With that evidence before us the sneers
upon the gilded inutility of our New York
aristocracy must cease. They are useful as
well as ornamental. If the professional
circus riders do not object to the company ofs
the New York dudes, we may hope to see
the traveling shows recruited by large
accessions from the training schools of the
General Butler and Admiral Porter con
tinue to bombard each other with about the
same amount of persistency and noise as
they formerly used in bombarding ibe rebel
fortifications. It may also be added that
they have about the same effect as formerly,
which was little or nothing.
In view of the facts of the case, it should
be suggested to these gentlemen that they
are making an unnecessary display of them
selves and each other. No one who knows
anything -of the capture of New Orleans,
has lelt that the prominence of either Butler
or Porter needed mention. The blaze of
glory which surrounds that feat, like the
equally heroic victory of Mobile, has but
one central figure the simple but lion
hearted Farragut In the presence of that
hero's glory both would do wisely to culti
vate the modest quality of silence. -
Not satisfied with that, they are .trying
each to prove that the other was the most
inglorious. If they had been content to
recognize the fact that both of them"discharge'd
useful but comparatively commonplace da
ties, they would have been better ofi. Their
success in the line of mutual indiscretion
will only make the public turn with a sense
of relief to the unsullied glory of Farragut's
PAYHTB THE PIPER.
It is not quite plain from the reports
whether that little bill of $5,000 for the solids
and liquids consumed by the legislators
during their New York picnic is to be paid
by the State or out of the legislators' private
and individual treasuries. In the latter
case, we would commiserate our lawmakers.
In the former, the tax paying public would
only have another item added to the ex
penses of a Legislature which has already
cost more than it comes to. From the recal
citraticn in which the lawmakers indulge,
however, we conclude that they have got to
pay it themselves. So much kicking over a
bill which the taxpayers have got to foot
would be entirely out of harmony with Che
On that view we present fur sincere con
dolence to our statesmen. A bill of $16 66
each for six meaU, or an average of $2 75
per meal, is too rich for the legislative
blood. Our Solons find themselves 'in, the
embarrassing position of the man who with
a slender purse and a more than correspond
ingly latge appetite ate everything in sight
at a railroad restaurant under the impres
sion that the charge was 50 cents for a full
meal, only to be confronted with a bill of
$5 25 after his hunger was stayed. Boti,
fromage de Brie, clam soup and ice cream
are all very well, but to be expected to pay
nearly $3 each for the semi-diurnal meals is
likely to take the profits off a session of do
ing nothing at $10 per diem. Champagne
is an undonbted refreshment, but when the
bill is brought in for it the lawmaking
mind is bowed down by thinking of the
amount of beer that could hare been bought
for the same money.
No wonder that the legislators support
Governor Beaver's vetoes of appropriations,'
with this practical evidence before them
that reform and retrenchment are .necessary.
ETIQUETTE IN CLEVELAND.
In the Cleveland Plain Dealer the other
day appeared the following: "The cause of
woman is coming on. At the initial event
of the Centennial commemoration, the
breakfast of the Presidental party at the
home of Governor Green, of New Jersey,
the head of the table was occupied by Mrs.
Green, who had the President of the United
States at her right and the Xice President
at her left Is this prophetic?,"
"We do not know whether this is prophetic
or not But we want to know what the
Plain Dealer means by suggesting that the
cause of woman is coming on because Mrs.
Green sat at the head of the table when she
entertained the Presidental party. "We can
see that some significance' of an unusual
character might have attached to Mrs.
Green's behavior if she had sat under
the table, or in the butler's pantry.
Or if she had turned the table upside
down and invited her guests to repose
upon the castors, the observant might
have naturally drawn some conclusion
favorable . or unfavorable, as the
case might be, to 3Irs. Green. But
as the wife of the Governor of New Jersey
did precisely what common etiquette pre
scribes, that is, seated herself at the head of
the table, we do cot see how any significance;-
ptophetic or otherwise, can be ex
tracted from the event.
It has been said, we know, that the so
ciety of Cleveland is dreadfully learned in
etiquette. In the exclusive circles of Euclid
avenue the movements of men and women
are conducted on lines of mathematical cor
rectness. By cultivation, perhaps, the elite
of Cleveland has improved theexact science
of etiquette beyond all knowledge of the
barbarians without her borders'. Therefore
we hope to be pardoned for asking: Is it
usual in Cleveland for the hostess to sit
upon the table when she entertains her
husband's guests at breakfast or dinner?
If the answer shall be negative, the Plain
Dealers argument will be far from clear.
A METROPOLITAN IDIOSYNCRASY,
And now we observe thaf the enthusiastic
public of the metropolis is proposing to
commemorate the commemoration by a
monument which shall reproduce in granite
one of the temporary arches which adorned
the streets. It Is .strictly according .pre
cedent that. New York should propose an
other monument and there is no reason to
suppose that the precedent of not doing so
will be broken. The arch, therefore, seems
destined to attain fame only as the'suhject
of another of New York's monument fizzles.
Nevertheless the idiosyncrasy developed
in this proposition is one of the .New York
traits. JTor some years the ability of that
city to make the maximum of promise ,to
the minimum of performance has been dis
played with regard to the still inchoate
urant monument, .a. mooeraui sense oi.
public obligations might have led to a pro
posal to complete. that -long-promised
structure, before proceeding, to put up an
arch for the commemoration pf the recent
blow-out. Have not the deeds, of the Gen
eral whose services preserved theTJnion as
true a relation to its Centennial celebration
as the parades and balls of the celebration?
"Would not the campaigns and final triumph
of Grant furnish as good a subject for mon
umental celebration as the wars of McAl
lister and Fish, or the altaonquering charge
of the Centennial dancers upon the fortress
of free champagne?
New York may glorify itself with a
granite arch if it chooses; but a very faint
perception of what is necessary for its real
credit will lead to the perception that it is
necessary to first do something in the way
of fulfilling its promise of a monument over
Grant's resting place.
Ix is an indication of rather Utopian
views to find the esteemed Boston Herald
suggesting that "if the United States Sen
ate should take a notion not to confirm the
President's nomination for that Tennessee
marshalship, it would strike a deathblow to
nepotism in high places." Our cotemporary
does not, however, allege that it has any
reason for suspecting the Senate of wanting
to strike a blow at nepotism. Perhaps it
"thinks that the Senate would like to monop
olize that practice.
The Governor of South Carolina is re
ported as assuring the public of his State
that the New York Centennial was a great
and good affair. This leaves room for the
inference that it was not a long time be
The fact that the Hon. "William "W.
Miller is going into the revived American
Meat. Company is an evidence that he got out
of the trenches, where he was alleged to have
fallen last fall, without much bleeding.
Both Miller and the meat company, though
supposed to have been very close to the
soup, are now going to occupy the superior
position ot furnishing the soup meat.
Coke is now reported to be down to one
dollar per ton again. As this claimed to be
under the cost of production the inference
is rather strong to the effect that someone
is trying to freeze someone else out of the
- Several of our esteemed cotemporarfes
are commenting upon it as a valuable discov
ery that riots can be quelled by calling out
the fire'department and turning the hose on
them. This might be useful sometimes, if the
rioters do not get to the hose first; but much
the best treatment of riots is to have a con
dition of popular intelligence and prosperity
that will not produce them.
No better evidence of the way in which
Bishop Potter hit the target in the center
need be asked for than the way in which the
organs of plutocracy are rising- up on their
hind legs and barking at him.
The oil exchanges are consulting about
the advisability of dealing in futures. There
is hardly any reason on the face of the re
turns why that method of playing the game
is not as good as any other. If the trade
wish to make a reform that will restore the
confidence of the fleece-producing interest
they might try dealing in oil.
The Pittsburg park projects are looking
up; but the public should remember that
the surest way to get parks is to get Coun
cils to appropriate the money for them.
In view of the banquets to Beid and Lin
coln the 'Chicago News suggests a series of
consolation banquets for the grand army of
those who got left Is it possible that the
esteemed News has failed to observe that
Messrs. Depew and Shepard have taken
their share of enjoyment at the festive
The rapidity of the change from the cold
weather of a week ago to the summer heat of
yesterday is one of the idiosyncrasies of our
glorious and unparalleled climate.
It is certainly to be regretted that Mr.
Parnell had to confess to having embell
ished and enlarged the truth in one of the
past Irish debates. The confession will
place an obstacle in the way of his earning
the position of the George "Washington of
The Baed, the noted racing horse, has
been withdrawn from the turf, but the
spring poet is still on the track.
Senator Isoalls will spend the summer
among his Kansas' constituents.
The late Duchess of Caipbridge left Tostl,
the composer, a life annuity of $1,500.
The Chicago Aetcj says: Chauncey M, De
pew is said to have a horror of death, doubtless
because he knows that he will not be per
mitted to make a speech at his own funeral.
Pkince Ferdinand of tBavaria is really
quite a useful and manly aristocrat He prac
tices as a physician at Munich and never re
ceives a fee for his services. A few days ago
he risked his life to save a woman from drown
ing. As omen for the British Liberals. Sarah
Bernhardt changed the name of Algle Balfour
to. that of Lord Ramsay in her adaptation of
"As in a Looking Glass." She says the French
public will not stand a name that terminates
Ridke Hagoaed, not content with serving
up a highly flavored conception of Cleopatra to
a bored public contemplates a visit to Asia
Minor and Persia so that he may use Queen
Esther for a heroine. The only thing which
excuses this kind of groping in the remote past
for a basis for fiction consists in- scholarship
such as that possessed by a Becker or an Ebers.
Haggard's efforts in historical fiction are about
as valuable as would be a commentary on the
decalogue by Sarah Bernhardt
The late Duchess of Cambridge was of a sin
looking and although her manner seemed
tinged with an air of sternness, she was of a
most gentle and amiable disposition, and suf
fered scarcely any diminution of spirits from
her enforced physical inaction of later years.
Indeed she seemed rather to gain in liveliness,
"and It was only when life was visibly ebbing
that her habitual vivacity showed signs of de
clining. Her cheery fortitude never forsook
her. She was very fond of conversation and of
entertaining friends and prominent personages,
and to a great charm of manner she added an
unfailing and well-stored memory. As a lin
guist she was exceptionally accomplished, and
she conversed with equal fluency in English,
French and German, betraying in none of them
any trace of a foreign accent. Bhehad also a
competent knowledge of Italian.
At the CInb.
From the Chicago Xews.:
Truepenny Lend mo your teaspoon, will you
BIotterT I forgot mine at home this morning?
.Blotter Teaspoon? I don't carry any weapon
but a jackknife and a corkscrew. "What in
thunder do you want with a teaspoon?
"Do you mean to say that you are not taking
any spring medicines? Blotter, you astonish
me. Have the doctors given you up?"
Death of Nellie Burke.
Nellie Burke, the bright four-year-old daughter
of William It -liurke, of the Barnes Safe and Lock
Company, died yesterday morning at her parents''
residence, ltldge and .Marlon avenues. The child's
death was caused by diphtheria.. The funeral will
take place" this afternoon. ' , , .
, THE TOPICAL TALKEE.
Colonel Foster's Health Allegheny's Fair
Danshter A Word to.Old Posies.
Col'onei. Foster, of the Boston-Ideals Com
pany, Is not sorry to see. tho end of the season
looming up behind next Saturday. It is hardly
necessary" for him o tell you that ho has been a
very sick man for months, x on can see that in
the greenish pallor of bis face, in the limpness
of his robust-figure, and in, he listless manner
of the man. He has been suffering intensely
almost without an interval since last Christmas,
From what Colonel Foster said to mconMon
day night I judge that he is Indebted to Dr.
Bingaman, of this city, for the first and most
accurate diagnosis of his case.
Almghestt county has not produced so
many actresses of ability that she can afford
to treat the latest to appear cavalierly. Miss
Burriss not only pleased.the public and the
critics on Monday hicht, but she charmed sev
eral professional actors who were present She
certainty jenc a-very iresn etuco wj meuiu
story of Davy, Crockett Mr. Bainbridge,of the
Ideals, spent the eyeslng at the Bijou with sev
eral other members of the company, and ho'
voiced the sentiments of the whole party when
he said to mei 'IMlss Burriss is a very charm
ing and clever young" woman. Her voice is
sympathetic, and her face will win her lots
It is extremely pleasant to be able conscien
tiously to pralso a daughter of Allegheny City.
It may be added that such grateful tasks are
TO MY TTBA5IT.
"When you want to say a fellow
Is a tyrant, don't ar he's
Just as bad as any Sultan,
Or priyate of the seas.
If either burl the haughty title
Of thechUIy Husslas Czar
Athls'luckless head, another's
Than all these more cruel far.
Bather when you start to hoist him
With Invectives through the roof,
Say you think that, he's a dandy
Deadly reader of the proof.
There is a little slowness still In some Pitts
burg stores, and a few ola-fogyish tricks are.
played in them.
For instance, a week or two ago a friend of
mine took a revolver to a gunsmith's to be re
stored to usefulness. He had taken the
mechanism of the lock to piepes and could not
put it together again. The gunsmith took the
weapon, and told the owner of it to call in a
day or two. He aid so and received the weap
on, but at once discovered that it was faultily
reconstructed. The clerk in the store agreed
that the workman to whom the weapon bad
been sent had made.a mistake.
A day or two afterward my friend called for
the revolver. It was handed to him with a
picturesquely spelt note from the workman,
in which it was stated that the charges were 10
cents for the first reconstruction and 25 for the
second and that every time it. should be re
turned to" the writer without the cylinder
which could not. possibly have anything to do
with the matter of putting the lock in order
a further charge of 25 cents would be made.
My friend could not' help laughing at the
threatening style of this autocratic gunsmith.
He paid the extra 25 cents under protest. Since
then he has .been wondering how a store that
allows its workmen to dictate to, abuse and
overcharge its customers ean get any patron
age. So have L
But the above instance of stupid and old
fashioned management it not the only one in
Yesterday, in one of tho most popular restau
rants In the city a restaurant where the at
mosphere of the German Faderland is domi
nantit took precisely 27 minutes to get a
plain beefsteak served. That was not in the
bnsy dinner hour, either.
The fault lies with the manager, who doesn't
seo the necessity of stirring up the staff ot lazy
PnrSBTjKG Is assuming metropolitan airs as
t. whole In so. many ways that the boobies .Who
sit in the shadow of their own greatness and
imagine they can let the world slide will
speedily grow thin even transparency and
then they'll have no shadows If they do not
come out and join the procession.
A FINE INSTITUTION.
Formal Opening qf the Johns Hopkins Hos
pital In Baltimore.
Baitchoke, May 7, The Johns Hopkins
Hospital, at Monument street and Broadway,
was formally opened this morning. It is one
of the finest and most complete institutions in
the world, embracing 17 buildings, which cover
four acres of ground, and surrounded by 10
acres more of beautiful erounds which will af
ford healthful exercise to the patients. Its
construction was begun more than 10 years ago,
, and the total cost was $2,050,000.
To the munificence .of one man Baltimore
owes this great institntion the late Johns
Hopkins. It was he who also founded and pro
vided for the Johns Hopkins University. Over
1,200 invitations to attend to-day's ceremonies
were sent to persons in various parts of the
United States, exclusive of those issued to Bal
tlmoreans. Ho one was admitted without a
card ot invitation. One of the most Interesting
parts of Mr. King's address was a quotation
from a letter written by Johns Hopkins to his
trustees, which clearly sets forth in a few
words the good he purposed to accomplish.
It is as follows: "you shall receive into the
hospital the indigent , sick of this city and its
environs, without regard to sex, age or color,
who may 'require surgical or medical treat
ment and the poor of this city and State of all
races who are stricken down by any casualty."
"President Oilman, of Johns Hopkins Uni
versity, then spoke, after which Governor
Jackson declared the hospital open to the peo
ple. THE WIDOW'S HEAET WAS TENDEE,
It Broke When She Learned
Lover Already Had d Wlfo.
Philadelphia, May 7. Mrs. Jane, Bell, a
widow, E6 years of age, died suddenly yester
day at her residence, 1017 Morgan street and
her friends say that her sudden taking off was
the result of a broken heart, by her having dis
covered that the man to whom she was at
tached was already married. Mrs. Bell had
been a widow for 12 years and had supported
herself by renting furnished rooms and doing
plain sewing. For some six years she had been
receiving the attentions of William Reath, be
lieving him to be a single man. She was re
cently confronted by Reath's lawful wile. ,
Mrs. Bell refused to accept Mrs. Reath's
statement until yesterday, when she received
from the alleged Mrs. Reath a copy of her mar
riage certificate from the record of Rev, Irwin
N. McCurdy, of the Presbyterian Church at
Twentieth and Fitzwater streets. She read the
inclosure and fainted. Two- hours later she
died, and Dr. Samuel B. McDowell, of 1128 Vine
street, who was called in, said heart failure
was responsible for, her death.
TO FIGHT THE TWINE TKUST.
A New Industry for tho Convicts of the
Speingfield, III., May 7. Some time ago
the State Penitentiary Commissioners were in
structed by the State Legislature to report on
the feasibility of assisting the farmers of the
State in their fight against the Binding Twine
Trust by manufacturing twine in' the State
Penitentiary, They reported to-day that it was
entirely feasible, and that a plant which-would
employ 75 convicts could manufacture one
third of the twine used by farmers in this State
at a cost of 1 cents per pound.
A Sight for to See.
From the Chicago Tribune.!
It must have seemed queer to the average
English visitor at the New York celebration
last week to see the members of the Pennsyl
vania Legislature dancing hilariously on their
chartered boat and testifying with great
unanimity and heartiness to the he's-all-right-ness
of George Washington. But the English
visitor who has seen' only the Pennsylvania
Legislature has not the faintest conception of
what America is really "able to turn out in the
legislative line. He should penetrate to the
interior of this wild and woolly country about
two States west of Pennsylvania.
The Barber of Seville.
A very small audience attended the perform
ance of "The Barber of Seville" by the Boston
Ideal Opera Company at the Opera House last
evening. Although', the.. opera la. burdened
with neither overmuch' plot nor melody, the'
company displayed considerable talent and
vocal ability, .ana their .work was frequently
applauded. ' Pauline L'Allemand was a viva
cious and pretty fiojfno, and J O. Miren and
Clement Balnbridsre were verv effectiVAlnsUa
humorous roles ofIr?arMo and Figaro. .' - I
WEDDED AT THE CATHEDRAL, .
The Hoflcy.Lnndo Nuptials null 'Reception
St Paul's Cathedral was fashionably filled
with friends of Leo Langa and Miss Kate Haf
fey, who were married by Father Wall at 5
o'clock last evening.- The bride was attended
by Miss Giles, who acted as maid of honor,
while the groom's brother, William P. Lange,
was his best man.
Charles M. Lauer and Theodore Loenler were
ushers. About 200 invitations were issued.
The present Mrs. Lange was a very popular'
young lady, ana led in prominent social events.
The croom is the well-known traveling agent
for Flackus & Sons, tanners, of Allegheny.
As the bridal train entered the organ played
a loud and resonant march. Father Wall, as
the bridal party stood before the altar, pro
nounced the rituals, after which the holy Jregls
try of the event was made, and bride an groom
Immediately, with the guests, repaired to the
the home of Mr. Lange's father. 63 Washington
street Allegheny, where a delectable dinner
was served. Congratulatory words were said,
and the couple lelt for a two-weeks' Eastern
trip. They will return to goto housekeeping
on Jackson street, Allegheny.
MAIDS 01" THE MEADOWS
Give an Entertainment In the Wllklnsbnrs
The young ladles of the Wilkinsburg M. E.
Church have organized themselves Into a soci
ety which bears, tho name, 'ilaids gf the Mead
ows." Last night the young ladies gave'a select
entertainment in the Wilkinsburg Public
School HaU, which was largely attended.
A number of prominent vocalists and instru
mentalists contributed toward making the
evening interestinc. Among others present
were Miss Hello Tomer, Mr. J. Strauss, Mr.
Theodor Salmon and Mrs. J. Walker, the elo
cutionist The Maids of the Meadows gave an exhibi
tion of fancy drill and marches, which afforded
rare entertainment There were 21 ladies on
the stage, all dressed in very handsome fancy
costumes, and they made a delightful appear
ance. The proceeds of the entertainment will be
used in the interest of the Wilkinsburg M. E.
A Pleasant Though Very Quiet Lawrence-
Though it was one of those modest quiet
matrimonial events at which only the nearest
relatives and most intimate friends of the con
tracting parties were present the wedding, at
the bride's home, 4902 Hatfield street last even
ing, of Miss Kate Kellerman to, Mr. Joseph
Bihlman, of Bih'man & Son, restaurateurs,
was a very delightful affair. The lovely bride,
a daughter of Mr. Frank Kellerman, looked
her prettiest, and was arrayed in a most-becoming
bridal suit Rev. Fred Ruoff pro
nounced the ceremony that made them one,
and, after congratulations, the harpy couple
were prepared, without the nourish of a wedding
jonrney, to begin keeping house in their com
fortable new home.
A Cake "With Gold.
The members of Nathan Hall Lodge, Jr. O.
U. A. M., were entertained at a vocal and in
strumental concert, in Malone's HaU on Fifth
avenue, last night After the concert all the
guests adjourned to the Franklin school bouse,
where an auction of pound-cake was held.
Miss ValettaMalone got the piece of cake with
a $2 60 gold piece in it '
TO PEEYENT ALPINE D1SASTEES i
Precautions Taken to Prevent Tourists
From Plunging Over Precipices.
From the New York Sun.l "
Last year was more prolific of Alpine dis
asters than any season since the Alps became
the -playground of Europe. In some cases it
wa's the fault of Incompetent guides, but
usually foolhardy and inexperienced tourists,
who rushed in where old stagers UkeTyndall
and Freshfleld would hesitate to tread, were
themselves to blame for the disasters that over
Tho precautions just taken by the authori
ties in Tyrol and Vorarlberg to prevent tourists
from plunging over preelpices will be unpop
ular with many climbers, thongh they are like
ly to reduce the death list No climbs can be
taken, even with experienced guides, unless
the paths are previously declared free from
danger by Government inspectors; and only
such paths can be used as are reported to be
perfectly safe without the aid of a guide.
These rigid restrictions are calculated to vex
the soul of a veteran climber, who will thank
his stars that they were not adopted before the
Matterhorn and a dozen other formidable
peaks had been scaled.
L1BBI PEIS0N IN A WBECK.
The Fnmons Relic Scattered All Over a
County of Kentucky.
MAtsvu&e, Ky., May 7. The famous Llbby
Prison is now located in this county. The
Chesapeake and Ohio freight train on which
it was being- transported to Chicago, was
wrecked yesterday morning near Springdale,
seven miles east of here. The accident was
caused by the axte of a carwbeel breaking.
The cars containing the old brick and lumber
were smashed up, and the remains of the
prison are scattered about the scene. The peo
ple of the vicinity are carrying away the brick
and lumber as curiosities. No one was hurt in
Ho Gets There Just the-Same.
From the Philadelphia ledger. 1 "
Editor Halstead, who has been afflicted with
rheumatism. Is reported to be recovering, and
expects to go to Europe in a few weeks. He"
will let the springs of Germany minister to
him,- instead of going himself as Minister to
Death's Ups and Downs.
From the Guatemala (C. A.) Star.!
Wo direct attention to the fact that the ap
paratus used at the cemetery for elevating the
remains of the departed to their respective
niches is badly in need-of oiling and cleaning.
'Squiee Yeaoek, of Snowshoe, is 73, and all
his hair is coal black.
Quantities of 17-year locusts are being
turned out by Lycoming county ploughs.
Bennett'8 Branch, Clearfield county, Is
clogged with millions of dead fish killed by
Samuel Obeblin, of Norwood, near Colum
bia, is recovering from the fracture of several
ribs at the ago of 93.
Mr. Hall, ot Meadville, has a wooden
watch charm made from a piece ot the old
currying table which was used in old John
Fbed Bakrackman, of Mead township,
Crawford county, has lost a cow oddly. She
got on a buckwheat stack 'and full through
where it had been eaten out on the nnder side,
breaking her neck in the fall.
A white gander owned by Mr. Breen, of
Bridge Valley, near Doylestown, has formed a
strange attachment for Charles -Wilkins, who
feeds the fowls, and follows him around his
farm continually That gander is no goo3e.
Two Chester sparrows saw a, piece of twine
which they needed for a nest fastened to a
timber. For over two hours they tugged and
palled and chewed it with their bills. At last
the string broke, and they flew off withit-ina
The river near Harrisburg is "filled these
days with sea gulls, and their shrill cries can
be heard afar. We seagulls in Pittsburg every
day, but" they are so commonthat they attract
little attention, except from bunko steerers
and green goods men.
The clerk at the Tarbell House, Montrose,
oiled the connters the other day and threw tho
rags In a closet Two hours later the closet
burst spontaneously into flame, which was
soon extinguished. . It is thought that the
clerk hod stored some "fire water" in the
David Withkhow, of New Millport Clear
field county, was leading a horse, when It
caught him by the right shoulder with its jaws,
flung him to the earth and began to chew him,
after which it dragged him through the woods
till the reins caught and held it Its victim
gaining consciousness crept out of its reach,
but will lose the arm and probably die. ,
AN escaped performing bear shambled lnt
Mr. Ballard's sheepfold in Brooklyn, Susque
hanna connty, the other day, and squeezed the
life out of a young lamb. Its piteous cries
brought the whole population to- the spot in
cluding the owners of the' bear, who paid the
jdamages. If is -very seldom thai owners of
"lambs'.1 get daraagfis when they are'.squeezed
by"bea.". . ,. "-'r &;' .-;;. V'
Ninety Millions Locked Up for n Month
Wbero No One Could Get Them A Prac
tice Becoming Notorious A Number of
Important Territorial Appointments.
Special Telegram to The Dlsnatch.
WASHnfOTOS. Mav 7. For several months
and until to-day; a vast sum cf money in the;
"Treasury has been so secured that not even the,
Treasury officials could get at it About- a
month ago the time-lock on the outer door of
one of the large vaults was taken apart and
cleaned, and on being replaced became disar
ranged so that when the door was closed it was
fannd.impos3ible to open it Tho vault con
tained nearly 890,000,000 in gold and silver coin.
The money was not needed in the current busi
ness of the Department, so. that there was no
particular hurry in openingtho vault Several
attempts, however, were made to open "the
door, and all kinds of experiments were tried,
but to no purpose. As a final resort two vault
experts in Philadelphia Were sent for and put
to work oh the lock. They worked for several
hours, and finally succeeded in releasing the
bolt and opening the door. It turned out that
the lock had sustained no permanent injury,
and that tho accident was due to tho failure to
observe certain precautions, In closing the
Bushing In Wool Tops.
In a report to the Department of State on
wool, waste and broken tops. Consul Grinnell,
ot Bradford, says that since it became known
there in November that broken tops, laps,
ravings and slubbings of wool, with 5 to 15 per
cent of genuine waste scattered in, would be
admitted by the United States Customs Service
at 10 cents per pound duty, the quantity ex
ported from ithat consular district has risen
69,613 pounds in November, 18S7, to 331,188
Bounds in November. 188Su "Careful inauiry."
he says, "has developed the fact that the total
shipments of this class of wool from Great
Britain to the United States during three
months have exceeded by 1,004,620 pounds the
'production of cenuineBotany (or Australian)
waste for the whole year. The prac
tice of breaking up wool tops for
the United States market has become
notorious. Originally the tops were broken up
by hand, but the enormous development of the
shipments to the United States has caused, )t
is stated, machinery to be used for the pur
pose. The wool-combers, as a rule, will not
lend themselves to the practice, but deliver the
tops to the waste dealer in their regular form,
and the latter either break them or cause them
to be broken up. The temptation to "prepare"
genuine tops here foe entry into the United
States as waste at 10 cents per pound Is very
great as may be judged when I mention that
one of the larger firms In Bradford, of un
questionable reputation, Informed me that they
had been offered 4 cents per pound profit over
their regular price for all the Botany waste
they could supply."
Important Territorial Appointments.
The President made the following appoint
ments to-day: Arthur L Thomas, ot Salt Lake
City, Utah, to be Governor of Utah; Elijah
Sells, of Salt Lake City, Utah, to be Secretary
of Utah; Ellsworth Daggett of Utah Territory,
to be Surveyor General of Utah; Perry J. An
son, of Idaho, to be Begister of the Land Office
at Blackf oot Idaho; "William H. Danielson, of
Idaho, to be Beceiver of Public Moneys at
Blackfoot Idaho; Michael A. Leahey, of Wis
consin, to be agent for the Indizns of the La
Pointe Agency in Wisconsin; Joseph F. Ben
nett, of New Mexico, to be agent for the In
dians of the Mascalero Agency in New Mexico:
James N, Beacom, Of. Kansas, to be Referee and
Chairman ot Referees under the act of March
2, 1887, entitled, "An act to grant the right of
way through the Indian Territory to the Chi
cago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad for the
purpose of appraising the compensation to be
made by said railway company to the Cherokee
HE-KNOWS HIS BUSINESS.
Secretary Bosk Demonstrates His Ability
In the Harvest Field.
WASHmaTosr, May 7. As Secretary Rusk
sat at his desk yesterday afternoon his gaze fell
upon the workmen engaged in mowing the first
crop of grass on the grounds of the Agricul
tural Department Something in their move
ments did not satisfy his eye, and turning to
Chief Clerk Rockwood, he said: "I'd like to go
out there and give those fellowspoints."
"You'd better turn that over to me," re
sponded Major Rockwood. "I can mow all
"Not much," replied the Secretary. "As the
boys say, 'You ain't built thai, way.' "
Thistnorning, as they rode 'up the avenue to
the Department building, the sight of the
mowers alongside brought to mind yesterday's
banter, and without a word the Secretary and
Chief Clerk leaped from the carriage to the
lawn, and grabbing each a scythe from the as
tonished laborers; began to swing them in the
most approved style. The tall form of the
Secretary moved rapidly along a wide swath,
amid the plaudits of an admiring crowd at
tracted by the unusual spectacle, while Major
Rockwood more modestly held his own in the
contest Bat he didn't make good his boast of
mowing all around the Secretary. In fact the
latter demonstrated bis staying qualities by
going to the Department after finishing his
stint and cuttinzoff a few heads with the offi
cial guillotine, while the Major failed to show
up at nis aesK at an during tne aay.
It was ex-
plained that he. bad gone to Mt
iiainea that he. had gone to Mt vei
A DEFENDER OP TKUSTS.
Colonel Thompson, of the White Lead Com
bine, Speaks for His Business.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
St. Louis, May 7. Colonel W. D. Thompson
and H. H.- Rogers, the New York agents of the
White Lead Trust, ore trying to induce the
Collier White Lead Company and tSa South
ern White Lead Company to join the trust A
conference was held yesterday, and if the com
panies named loin the trust it will have com
plete control of the market Colonel Thomp
son says the trust now controls half the works
ana more man nail tne output oi tne country,
He denies that the Standard Oil Company con-
and more .than half the output of the country.
He denies that the Standard Oil Company con
trols the trust but says somo of the Standard
stockholders own large lines of white lead cer
tificates. Colonel Thompson says the object of all
trusts is to economize in the cost of making
and selling an article, by combining in such a
way as to reduce the expenses of manufacture
and do away with expensive competition. By
this means the cost to the consumer Is lessened,
the public gets the benefit of-a reduced price,
and tbo manufacturer, at the same time, gets a
Mnterinl for a Howell's Story.
From the Chicago Tribune, l
Novelist Howells attended a Quaker meeting
in New York the other day, and probably
gathered enough material while there for
another thrilling story of American life.
There Is Some Hope.
From the Chicago News.J
The Washington baseball players have lost
every game so far this season. They should not
be discouraged, however . They haven't played
any games with the Chicagos yet
They Go Side by Side.
From the New York World.!
Homicide, and Oklahomacide seem
A SAILOR'S REVERIE.
The mom Is over the world,
And the sunlight floods the sea;
I sit and dream as the waters gleam,
Of the dear, dead past and thee
Vf the fair dead past, too fair to last
And the heart that lived for me.
0 heart that loved me so!
"Still In your dreamless rest; -.
You are not dead, and 1 lay my head
Once more on the tender breast,
1 hide my face in Us olden place,
In the place I loved the best
Dear lips, pressed close to mine I
. You are not. cold In death,
-For close in my car sweet words 1 hear,
And feci on my hair yonr breath,
And a voice says low, Hove you sol
With a love that knows no death."
I open my eyes and look
Far out on the sunlit sea,
And the waters gleam, but my tender dream
Has passed from my heart and me,
And the grasses wave on a lonely grave
That holdeth my heart and thee. "
But the love that blessed us so
In the beautiful years gone by
Is more than a flower, to bloom an hour, -
To droop at the noon and die;
T will brljrhtch.thc years in far-off spheres
Under a strange, brlajhtsky.
I pray God hold thee fast
Close In his strong embrace,
And tome fair day 1 will come and say, ,
Viewing thy radiant face,
"Dear one, stoop low, for 1 love thee sol
, With A love that time nor soacc
Dor all the tear's of desolate years
Could rob of IVj'heavenlr grace;! J- Vi 4
- - .,', s. M'.stmTrvucrl
;-- GIST QE GOTHAM'S GOSSIP.
- JHr.. FistSoon (o be a Free Mau
ntSV TOBJ BUBXAU SridAI.3.1
New Yobs; May 7. James D. Fish, ex
President of the notorious Marine Bank, will
leave-Auburn prison Saturday, a free man. He
was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment four
years ago'f or maladministration of the bank's
finances. One of President Cleveland's last
official acts In the White House was the com
mutation, of his sentence. Although Fish is
Over 70 years old, he will be obliged to face the
world penniless and ai an ex-cqnvict What he
proposes to do is not known, but it is asserted
by his friends and they are not few that he
will wait for a favorable opportunity to enter
into activo business again.
Whereabouts of a Missing; Brig-.
A cablegram from the Captain of the steam
ship tVeser, which has just arrived in Bremen
form Baltimore, informed the agents of the
North German Lloyd here to-day that on-April
Ut8 he Sighted the abandoned and burning brig
uipsy iueen. jxoimngwasseanor ucaiu u.
the ship's crew. As the position in which the
Weser sighted the ship is very near to the land
and in the direct comae of coasting steamships,
it is probable that the "crew have been taken
Off by some ship and landed in som6 South
American port The Gipsy Queen was one of
the oldest Iron ships afloat. She was' of 312
tons burden and was owned by a Liverpool firm.'
When abandoned she was en route from Phila
delphia to Matanzai.
Jockey Stone Sentenced to Hans.
Jockey Stone was sentenced in the Brooklyn
Court of Sessions to-day to be hanged on June
25, Stone murdered Henry Miller, a bar
tender, in a drunken brawl at Coney Island last
summer. He was tried and convicted of
murder in the first degree last fall, but his
counsel secured a new trial. The second trial
resulted In the disagreement of the jury. The
jury in the third trial returned a verdict of
murder in the first degree after being locked up
nearly IS hours.
Overrun With Applicants for OIHce.
The new Collector of the Port, Joel B.
Erhardt was kept pretty busy shaking hands
and listening to indorsements and applications
all to-day. The callers' beean to arrive at the
Collector's office at 8 o'clock this morning.
About 20 of them were before the door when
Colonel Erhardt appeared, one hour later.
They continued coming till 2 o'clock, at first in
pairs, then in little knots, and at last in regular
squaos. They nlled the two waiting rooms to
suffocation, and those who couldn't get in held
little overflow meetings outside. Colonel
Erhardt saw all of the prominent callers, but
denied himself to the rank and file. Neverthe
less, he wore' himself out before 1 o'clock.
Altogether, about twice as many applications
were filed as there are places in the Custom
House. Two big drawers In the Collector's
desk, were filled will theletters of recommenda
tion.. Colonel Erhardt told the majority of his
"star callers" to come again in two months.
For a short time he will leave the personnel of
the Custom House service unchanged.
Freddie Gebhardt In a Divorce Case.
Freddie Gebhardt is co-respondent In a
Brooklyn divorce case. This Is not Mrs. Lang
try's Freddie, but a young man from Brooklyn,
Whom John Brunk, a prosperous sugar dealer,
accuses of alienating Mrs. Brunk's affections.
Mr. Gebhardt acknowledees that he called at
Mrs. Brunk's home ,very often, but says hb
loved Mrs. Brunk's sister only, and never spoke
a dozen words to Mrs. Brunk in his life. Mrs.
Brunk says she never sat on Mr. Gebhardt's
lap nor allowed him to chuck her under the
chin. Mr. Brunk says she did. Mrs. Brunk
wishes alimony. Mr. Brunk wishes his three
children and an absolute divorce.
A Coming; Union of Fnmons Families.
Cards are out for the marriage of William
Armitage Harper, son of the senior partner of
the firm of Harper Brothers, and Miss Kate
Eunice Beecher. Miss Beecher is a grand
daughter of Henry Ward Beecher and the
daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Henry Barton
Beecher. Her father is in the insurance busi
ness in Brooklyn. She was born in Brooklyn,
and made her debut In society there about four
years ago. She is a pronounced blonde, tall, of
commanding figure, and with regular and
handsome features and an exquisite com
plexion. Miss Beecher was by many thought
to' be the handsomest girl in the City of
Churches while .she lived there. For the last
two years she has lived with her parents in
Orange, N. J, '
Couldn't Became a Good Citizen.
Antonio Gonzales, who secured his release
from a Spanish prison by hanging a fellow con
vict and then came to America, will be sent
back by the Castle Garden officials. The Board
of Emigration decided this afternoon that he
was too old and wicked to be reformed Into a
good American, citizen.
SPECULATION .IN PICTUEES.
Purchasers Who Stake Moro Than They
Can Afford on a Signature.
During the past 20 years or so, says a writer
in- Gauloia, a kind of speculation in pictures
has been developed, which is worthy of the
close attention of every thinker. So far has it
gone that many painters of renown are quite
as much financiers as they are artists. Art
collections' Used formerly to be very rare. That
was before everybody dabbled more or less in
stocks, and when money gained with difficulty
was seldom risked, but allowed to increase only
according to the rules of political economy.
Little by little speculation has Decome general.
"When money Is easUy gained a taste for the
fine arts Is quickly developed. Sumptuous f ur
nitnre, curiosities of art, and excellent can
vases are bought regardless of cost This is
the opportunity of the speculator in pictures.
As soon as it became manifest that purchasers
were able to resell at a profit they found a host
of imitators, whose galleries are bonght.fortbe
mere purpose of selling them again to advan-
tage. Of course, many artists have made for
tunes by the cbanee. and the mothers of mar-
riageble daughters have come to look on the
artist not as formerly was the case, as a mere
detrimental, but as a desirable and eligible
Let us glance for a moment at the purchasers,
those imprudent gamblers who so often stake
more than tbey can afford on a signature, the
future value of which is as much a matter of
chance as the performance of an untried year
ling. How many artists, in fashion for a time,
fall to maintain their positions? The taste in
frivolous painting is as chanzeable as the shape
of a lady's bonnet; it has its season and vanishes.-
The essential thing is the demand from
England and America, but especially thelatter.
If England grows cold in its admiration, if
America hesitates, canvases accumulate in
French hands ana aepreciate in value with
startling swiftness. The custom is to establish
a kind of monopoly. A dealer contraots for
every picture which comes from a successful
artist's studio. No one can obtain one save by
his instrumentality. Wo have even seen synai
cates formed for the exploitation of a master,
or rather of a producer reputed as such. It is
exactly, as may be seen, the manner of the
Stock Exchange applied to the production ot
'art Now in these conditions don't think that
the picture of 1W,000 francs loses its hold all at
once Bnt it eroes down in value eraduallv.
from the fact of many people claiming to pos
sess it In other words, a picture with a forged
signature has been sold right and left and the
possessor of the genuine article is unable to ex
pose the fraud.
' The writer concludes with some hints for
purchasers. I would not have you believe he
gays that all amateurs are so ignorant, but great
nnmbers of them are ready to take a gosling
for a swan. Then it Is not necessary even to
"fake" modern pictures. A mere change of
name transforms the daub of a nobody into a
masterpiece of Courbet or Millet or Corotor
xroyon, Ana tne worm isnuea to-aaywitn
false pictures which It is difficult to detect, and
which GO years henceno one will dare even to
calf In question. Those who are to be pitied
are not the collectors who buy in tho belief
that tbey are making a good investment It
they speculate tbey must take, tho risks of it
bnt tbe artists, whose markets are spoiled and
whose remuneration is cutanea Dy irana, oyer
which .they can exercise no control,
NO EY1DENCE AGAINST THE3T.
Two Alleged Chicago Anarchistic Consplrn-
tors Kelenscd from Duranco Tile.
ChicAoo, May 7. The indictments against
Hronek, CapekandZivic, chargod with con
spiracy to blow up thfe homes of JudgesGary and
Qrinnel and Police Inspector Bonfield, for their
part in' the prosecution of the Haymarket
Anarchists, were strickenfrom the docket to
day. Hronek, who was" convicted on one
charge, is now serving a sentence of 12 years at
Joliet, and there was no evidence to convict
Capet aDd Zivlc, his alleged accomplices.
.A Rose WHboat a Thome,
i'rom the Philadelphia Press.j
. Mrs. RweThorne, of San Francisco, hasbeen
eraBted divorce frwn aHTfauebftBd.' Now
there Is aThorna without hi Rose.- ?
gUBIOUS CONDENSATIONS. .'
The authorities in Holland have de
creed that women cannot serve on a- school
board. In Sweden it basbeen -decided that
Minnesota has passed .a law providing
for executions before sunrise, and" allowing the
condemned to Invite three persons tov witness
his taking off.
A disease commonly known as yellows
is attacking fruit trees in Oglethorpe county,
Ga., andin some orchards is' playing havoc
The leaves of the trees begin by wilting; turn
ing a bright yellow, and In a week or so the tree
Twenty-six head of fine steers in a herd
fattened at Abilene, Kan., have been killed be
cause they bad hvdrophobia. A mad dog bit
onepf a herd of 200 a few weeks ago. Rabies
spread rapidly. It became necessary to shoot
the maddened animals.
A heart-broken mother was not allowed
to see the face of her dead child in Easton last
week because she had been separated from be
husband. An officer was summoned, but the
brutal husband placed the lid on the coffin and
conld not be induced to remove it
There are not as many shad caught in the
Susquehanna river during all the season now
as were caught by Captain Tom Stump, at
Havre de Grace. In the spring of 1S27. fn ono
haul. The catch is without a parallel. The old
time seine when drawn In contained 15,000,000
Mr. John Helton, of Smithboro, Ga.,
who has just passed his 91st birthday, started
out at 6 o'clock the other morning; walked ten
miles, cut and split 128 rails and 22 stakes,
ploughed up an acre of ground and walked
home and ate his supper at 5 o'clock in the aft
ernoon. They do tell the truth sometimes
down In Georgia.
A tramp entered the house of a man
named Kirkman, at Cloverhill, Miss , the other
day, and with a drawn pistol demanded his
money. The negro went to his trunk, ap-
- parently to get the money, but got a pistol and
fired at the tramp, who shot at the same time.
Tho tramp fell over on the negro's bed dead,
and the negro walked out the door and fell
dead on the steps.
The Port Monmouth, N. J., clammerS
have discovered a new hard-clani bed near tha
Southwest Spit Buoy. The clams are very
Slentiful, and some of the sloop owners cather
) bushels a day. Most of the clammers are
Germans, who take dogs along with them on
their trips. The dogs are mascots, they say,
and "the clammers seldom fail to moke good
catches when accompanied by them."
Although attempts to mine cool at the
month of the Kennebec river have heretofore1
been unsuccessful, yet every time a lump ii
washed ashore it excites some one with a desire
to investigate farther. A Portland paper tells)
of a lump weighing about 26 pounds that re
cently was washed up on Popbam beach, and
thinks that a Portland syndicate will make
another effort this summer to find the sourco
whence thesepieces have come for the lass
60 years. The opinion is frequently ex
pressed that the lumps are broken from a rich
vein beneath the sea.
A correspondent of a French paper
hints at a very tragical uso to which the Eiffel
Tower in Puis may, and doubtless will, be put
Intending suicides, he says, will avail them
selves of it and make it a handy substitute for
tbe Column Vendome, which. It will be remem'
bered, was largely patronized for this dread pur
pose of suicide. But added to this corned
another reflection the effect of the dizzy
height upon ordinarily sane people. It is well
known to doctors that a irreat height Induces
an extreme form of giddiness in people, and
from that to throwing themselves over Is only
Mr. Newton Crnce, while in Fulton,
Ky., the other evening lost hispocketbook com
taming 8fi0 In currency. Later in the evening;
Bob Bennett colored, delivered the pocket
book and money to a gentleman who owns a
grocery store, stating that he found it near tho
back door of the grocery. Bob was arrested
and taken before the magistrate to answer tha
charge of stealing the money. The preliminary
examination was held tbe next morning, and
the court after hearing the evidence, felt thas
it was sufficient to justifiyhlm in holding tha
prisoner to await tho action of the grand jury,
which he did. fixing his bond at 150. Is virtue
its own reward? ,
A sensational case has recently excitcJi.
public attention at Bombay, in which Holkai
son-in-law was charged with cruelty to h
child-wife. The facts adduced in evidence sho
that the husband was 41 years old and the wif .
0. Tbe accused had already been married
times. The father of the child sold heiV
Rs.20amonth. She was seen on the parapet of
a house, greatly agitated, and threatening to
throw herself down into tbestreet When a
policeman entered the house she stated that
her husband bad beaten her, and threatened to
kill her if she tailed to undo a knot in his hair
within five days. Eventually the accused was
acquitted, as the evidence was deemed insuffi
cient to prove habitual cruelty. The facts of
this case still further illustrate the iniquitou3
cruelty of the existing practice of child-marriage,
and show the imperious necessity, in the
interests of common humanity, of an early re
form of Hindu marriage customs.
The life of railway men does not seem
.to be a very healthy nor yet a very enjoyable
one, If any reliance is to be placed on the ob
servations of medical men who" have given
some attention to the subject According to
M. Duchesne, railway men improve in health
during the first four years, but at the end:of
ten years they are tired out, in 15 they arei
actual sufferers, and very few can remain in:
the service after 20V These general conclusions
have been supplemented by ur. Lichtenbag. of
Buda Pesth. who found from examination that
out of 250 railway employes 92, or more than a
third, suffered from ear disease. Engine
drivers are especially liable to rheumatism and
pneumonia, and after some years' service a cer
tain proportion of them become dull of sight;
and hearing. Others suffer from amUdfoimt
of spinal concussion, muscular feebleness, an if
continuous pains in the limbs. Tbey are alsd)
apt to develop a peculiar mental state a sort,
of cerebral irritation with excessive nervous
ness and morbid sensation of fear.
FUNNY flIEX'S FANCIES.
Mr. Brief "5Tour uncle has directed in
his will that you shall have lcent." Mr. Spend
thrift "Good, kind" uncle!" (In sudden alarm.)
"Are you sure. Air. Brief, it Isn't counterfeit!"
Miss Piainum That horrid Mrs. Bute
actually has her photographs for sale In the sta
tioners1 shops. 1 couldn't do such a thing under
any consideration. Her bitterest friend Von.
haven't the face to, have you dear? Terrs Bautt
"So you are at your old tricks, are you?"
said the detective, as he arrested a three-card
monte man. "Yes: but It was necessity that drove
me to it" "Necessity?" "I didn't have a
dollar. I went to a church fair last night and got
beat out of every cent I had In the world." Jr
First Boomer Yon fellows have no git
up about you at all. Why don't you have photo
graphs of your own town taken, Uke we did? Are
you ashamed of It? Blval Boomer-Naw, that
ain't the reason at all.. I want you to understand,
young feller, that our town don't stand still long
enough to be photographed. 2'erre Haute Ex
"MissMainchance," said Mr. Poorfellow,
sadly, 'I've nothing: but my good name to offer
you.-butlloveyou passionately and welL Will
you be my wife?" illss Mainchancc, sweetly
Come around again in another month, Mr. Poor
fellow. If Mr. Tenmilllon doesn't propose by that
time I will be vonrtrue, loving wife.-VMtadtt-phia
The Nation's Great Men. "Pa, where
was CaptalnA.nson born?"
"I don't xnow, I'm sure."
'.'Where-was John L. Sullivan born?"
"I don't know that either."
"Pa, I wish you would buy me a history of the
united scales, "-aw aj70 aeraid.
SHE WAS SATISFIED.
I took her lily hand in mine
(She is my bride that is td be),
And slipped upon that hand divine
A golden circle fair to see.
She viewed the rubles blushing red
With gracious glances sweet to see;
'1 fear no future, dear," she said:
"The present is enough forme."
STICK TO TOU3 JXAXXEX9.
Stick to yonr flannels, Tom,
Till the end of May;
Don't take them off, my boy,
And catch pneumonia.
Stick to your flannels, Tom,
However glows the sun,
Oryon will be an angel, Tom,
Before the serin g is done.
In this man's case we plainly see
The fickleness of men:
He seldom made a call bnt he
Was told to call again.
To-uay he Ues upon Ills bler;: '
His early race Is run : .
Bat no'one drops for hun'a tew
ti Ahl weu; U waia dtm.-ikl
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