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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, J PPJDAT, MAY ' 10, 1889.
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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY. MAY 10, 1SS9.
THE BLOT OK TEE BEC0BD.
The closing of the Legislative session is
usually taken as a text for summarizing the
blessings and benefits, or sins of omission
and commission, as may he, of the State
colons. For many years back there has
been little variance in the judgments of the
press and of the public as to the quality of
Pennsylvania legislation nor are there
new features of note this time. The general
opinion is that, however absurd or audac
ious some of the bills which private inter
est prompt at Harrisburg, the action of the
Legislature is in the main conservative.
"Whatever criticisms may justly be made on
the position of individual members during
the deliberations a majority vote is seldom
had in final action in support of measures
which conspicuously strike against the pub
This, to be sure, is rather negative praise,
and taken in connection with the most con
spicuous inaction of the Legislature upon
at least one topic of vital public moment,
it is far from making the record which, in
an ideal state of the legislative -atmosphere,
the public would have a right to expect.
More conspicuous by far than anything
which the Legislature did is that which it
and its predecessors for 15 years back have
steadily refused to do. The hocus-pocus by
which ell attempts to pass laws enforcing
the constitutional mandates as to railroads
are deleated; the cool indifference to the oft
repeated pledges and platforms of the Re
publican party on this point; the want of
sympathy and accord with the interests of
State industries these continue now as
heretofore the most signal feature of the
So long have the successive legislative
bodies of Pennsylvania managed to ignore
their duty in this matter that some of the
members may think the course of convenient
inaction can be safely pursued. But this is
an error. The exigencies of the business
situation will press with greater force every
ypar;.the-plitical.le3ers who affect to con
trol the Legislature will have to stand be
fore the public in their future ambitions
and contests as representatives of the cor
porations first and the people afterward, or
vice versa. The spectacle of a power in the
State more powerful than the Constitution,
and of private interests at Harrisburg dom
inating the law-making power cannot con
tinue forever. Nor will a political party,
however powerful and popular in other re
spects, succeed in commending itself infal
libly to public confidence so long as its
promises are but mere campaign wind, in
tended to allay for the time a passing
tumult, and .in reality but a deceptive cover
for action diametrically opposite.
Republican Prance is not quite stiff
enough in the region of the spine to pass
over in silence the implied contempt of the
European monarchies in declining to send
representatives to the inauguration of the
Centennial Exposition at Paris on Monday
last. The cable brings news of a rather re
gretable state oi feeling in Prance. She
does not appreciate being snubbed by her
European neighbors, and she professes at
least to be surprised at the lack of warmth
in the attitude of England esoecially.
Of course, Prance can hardly expect con
gratulations at this season from the descend
ants of those royal personages, whose
thrones the events of 1789, so seriously
threatened. But she would have obtained
more respectful, if not more cordial, treat
ment if Frenchmen bad more closely ad
hered to the republican idea since Liberty
had its bloody birth in Prance in 1789.
Prance, it is true, for twenty years almost,
has maintained the Kepublic which rose
from the ruins of Napoleon IIL's
empire. The majority of Frenchmen
has been during those twenty years
true to the Kepublic Probably a majori
ty is trne still. But an aggressive minori
ty, now verging upon a majority, of French
men has not ceased at any time since the
death ofGambetta to plot against the Re
publican Government The General Bou
langer episode is not yet ended. More than
once this year the movement of the Bon-
langists has imminently threatened the
very existence of the Eepnblic.
Monarchical Europe is fully cognizant of
the lack of unanimous loyalty among the
French to their Republic This knowledge
does not conspire to produce respect for
Prance among her friends or enemies. If
all Prance were loyal to the Republic, she
might not be more beloved, hut she cer
tainly would be more respeqted, Snubs
would be fewer then.
THE POSTOFFICE BOTH.
The new resident architect of the Pitts
burg postoffice, Mr. Malone, has, it is said,
requested the supervising architect to send
a special representative to Pittsburg to
make a thorough examination of the public
building. He wants all the work done
prior to his last appointment gone over and
passed upon. It is said for Mr. Malone that
he proposes to be on the safe side, although
there is no question in "Washington bnt
that the work nas been done acceptably.
Thus opens a new prospect of review
which cannot but delay the progress of
Pittsburg's very prospective postoffice It
is an old, old story. Absolutely nothing
new ever does transpire in the operation of
this Tederal ruin. It may not be fair to
blame Mr. Malone in this instance On the
face of things he baa a right to ask for an
'investigation of his predecessor's work, if,
3ffia nil Trnpt lmnltH t,o !. cn-
r.i l. li.-t L. i. i i t i
peeb tuttv uiM nuta iias not peeu properly
done. Bui the tired people of Pittsburg will
deeply regret that this new cause for delay
Pittsburg is growing so fast; immense
buildings are erected by private and local
government enterprise so speedily and with
such grand artistic and economical results,
that the pile of useless granite on Smith
field street is a standing reproach to the
Federal authorities and. the political
methods which hare allowed it to blemish
the face of the city.
THE BEFU6ED BE-HEABIKOB.
Further discussion of the license question,
so far as rehearings are concerned, got a
quietus yesterday in the very explicit final
deliverance of Judge "White. It amounts
simply to a declaration by the Judge, in which
his brethren on the bench have virtually
concurred, that he has determined every
case as well as he knew how from all the
evidence brought before him; that no per
sonal prejudice swayed his conclusion, and
that he does not propose to try and improve
npon his own recent decisions.
This now brings the question of the whole
salers before the Supreme Court. That some
of them have been knocked out without a
clear understanding on their part as to any
sufficient cause is pretty clear; that in such
cases more or less sympathy is extended,
particularly where the dealers seemed rep
utable and careful, and suffered heavy
loss by the refusal, is also evident; but it is
also manifest that the Judge is steadfast in
his own conviction. In this state of things
nothing less than the establishment by the
Supreme Court of some other standard than
the discretion Judge "White exercised can
give any promise of better lnck to the dis
appointed ones. For the refused retail
dealers there is no prospect worth mention
ingof any change of fortune. This class,
however, while not feeling less the disap
pointment than the wholesalers, will more
quickly get over it Most of them are in
deed already engaged in or looking for other
A CUBE FOB SPOOKISM.
Of late, as far as the public has been in
formed, professional spiritualists have not
favored Pittsburg with their presence. It
is not our intention now or our desire at any
time to bemoan the absence of spook
mongers. As the timid young woman said
about burglars, Piftsburg will be mighty
glad to see spiritualists stay away.
But should the dealers in raps and mate
rializing monkey tricks swoop down on this
community in the future we trust that the
methods of treating them recently applied
by Dr. Francis Bnckner, of Covington, in
the Buckeye State, will be adopted general
ly. Dr. Buckner was not the dupe of spir
itualism, but his wife seems to have been
converted by a practical medium.
Returning a few days ago from his daily
round of professional visits he found the
proselyting medium and two assistants of
the gentler sex holding a seance in his par
lor, properly darkened for the purpose. He
became one of the audience, which was soon
invited to profit by a visit from his wife's
deceased sister. The visitor dimly appear
ing in white, the doctor seized her by the
waist, carried her yelling to the front door
and threw her down the steps. "When she
was untangled and straightened out she
proved to be one of the mediumistic helpers.
Then the doctor threw the other helper out
of the window and cave the principal a
sound thrashing. After clearing up these
preliminary points in the discussion he dis
sected the cabinet and explained its philoso
phy in full to those who had lingering
Since then a court of justice has decided
that Dr. Buckner's methods were legal as
well as extremely practical. Spooks would
grow scarce and their producers thin if
everybody applied the Dr. Buckner tests to
ENGLAND'S CBITICAL TADPOLES.
Among the conspicuous monstrosities that
the culture of England has produced of late
years is the critic who denies that anything
good in a literary way can come out of any
land but his own. America has not cer
tainly a critic that will compare for impu
dence, ignorance or frigid egotism with such
a British product as Mr. George Saintsbury,
Mr. Saintsbury recently contributed to
the St. James Magazine an article echoing
the trite query of Sidney Smith, "Who
Beads an American Book?" and explaining
that nobody reads American books because
none worth reading have been written. If
Mr. Saintsbury were an idle inkslinger for
obscure prints his remarks would not de
serve any notice at all. But he very broad
ly represents that little band of egotistic
Philistines of which we have spoken.
English literature is co-extensive in his eyes
with the geographical boundaries of En
gland, and he and his companions are able to
keep the world, informed of their belief
from time to time in respectable magazines.
It is not necessary to rehearse here the
names of American authors, living and
dead, whose works are as highly regarded
and as often read as those of their British
cotemporarics. In fact, our only object in
calling attention to Mr. Saintsbury's deliv
erance is to exhibit to our readers a notable
monstrosity' which has excited some atten
tion in England and here of late. Mr.
Saintsbuiy and the critical frogs in the
same pond may continue to tell the world
that American authors have as yet produced
little worth speaking of, and the world will
continue to hold a contrary opinion. But
the fate of the frog who tried to blow him
self up to the size of an ox ought to be a
warning to little Saintsbury and his fellow
Some brilliant scientist thinks it worth
while to jump into the scorching light of
publicity with the declaration that spring
house cleaning is necessary to health; that
to this yearly regeneration of the house
hold gods are due the superior health and
strength of civilized nations. "We should
like to know the domestio circumstances of
the profound thinker who has just now col
lided for the first time with the beneficial
aspect of spring house cleaning. It would
be safe to bet that be is a bachelor. A lone,
melancholy man without feminine kith or
kin. Not even a female second cousin to
assuage his solitude.
Or. else he would have had it drummed
into his ears, thrust into his cranium by
broom, brush and boiling water, by hat
racks in bed, by kitchen-ware in the parlor,
by cold dinners and hot receptions, and by
numberless other positive proofs that house
cleaning is not only the heaven-born privi
lege of woman, but is the one necessary
passport to salvation from more evils than a
lively feminine imagination can evolve from
itself. Science, the abstract arguments of
philosophers, the record of sages, need not
have been called to his assistance, if tie had
had a wife. She would have shown him
with one stroke of a broom handle the
potency of house cleaning.
Drives out the germs of disease? Aye,
and many a man from his right mind.
That's what house cleaning does. The
germs have the best of it. They need not
re-enter the house. The man must.
The school teachers who are seeking for a
reform in the hours of the school session
have apparently a good basis for their ar
guments. They want the afternoon session
abolished during the heated term, and to
make up for the time which would be thus
lost, propose that the morning session
should begin an hour or so earlier. The
teachers assert that they are seeking to
benefit the scholars, and iheir suggestion of
reform deserves consideration.
The far-famed Proctor Knott did notwin
the Derby at Louisville yesterday, although
thousands staked their money on their trust
in him. Spokane, beside beating the favor
ite, broke the three-year-old record. A good
many bettors were broken likewise.
IT is becoming generally understood that
New York has only two orators of reliabili
ty, Bishop Potter and Mr. Chauncey De
pew. The latter has been asked to deliver a
funeral oration over the reburial of the
bones of thousands of bodies taken from an
old cemetery down town. Bishop Potter
stirred up the dry bones of the nation a few
days since so effectually tnat Mr. Depew's
oratory was naturally deemed more suitable
for the occasion.
West VebchniA is still trying to find
out who it was that her people elected Gov
ernor. Unless she makes better progress
than during the past few months she will
hardly be able to settle the question until
the gubernatorial term ends.
Cojtsidebing the fact that a majority of
the people of Pittsburg are descended from
Scotch-Irish ancestry, the congress now
'being held in Columbus, Tenn., is one in
which citizens of Allegheny county cannot
fail to take a deep interest. The Scotch
Irish, not only in Pennsylvania, but else
where in the country, have always been
among the best and most honored citizens.
Fob a man who gets less than $30 a month
King Tamasese, of Samoa, seems to cling to
his job with remarkable tenacity. Possibly
it is the honors rather than the rewards of
office that make him long to continue in
It is the fashion to say, and unluckily
the fashion is founded on trusty experience,
that our legislators don't earn their salaries.
If the number of bills introduced by the
Allegheny delegation is any indication, the
list published in The Dispatch to-day
would seem to show that our representatives
have really done a lot of work.
A dog whose ferocious career was ended
yesterday seems to have illustrated in his
life of biting that homicidal mania is not
confined exclusively to rational bipeds.
The poor animal conld not plead drunken
ness. The demonstration of popular sympathy
and approval which hailed "The Lion of
Peru" at the Grand Opera House last
night must have been peculiarly gratifying
to Messrs. "Wales and "Wood, of this city.
It is to be hoped that more substantial re
sults of still more agreeable character will
accrue to them.
If "Winter is still lingering in the lap of
Spring he must have found his seat de
cidedly uncomfortable yesterday.
The Allegheny ball team was not lucky
yesterday, but it kept Chicago's infants
hustling to avoid a defeat like unto that of
the day before. It still looks as if Hustler
Horace Phillips would carry away at least
two victories on a broad smile when he
PUBLIC PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
Mrs. Julia Wabd Howe has just been vis
iting Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.
The British customs authorities collected
fall duty on the Australian silver casket sent
by the women of South Australia as a silver
wedding gift to the Prince of Wales. The age
of chivalry is past.
Attorney General Dalton, of Massa
chusetts, has attended 127 state dinners and
banquets during the last five months. In spite
of his official position, it is evident that he is
inclined to dine a mite.
Sib vVilliam Jenner, Queen Victoria's
physician, says that he is surprised to see his
patient looking so much better than when she
left his care some weeks ago. Jenner seems to
be posing a little quiet fun at himself.
Representative Laird, of Nebraska, who
has been ill for several months, part of the
time in a very critical condition, is recovering
slowly. He has convalesced so far that he has
attended a meeting of the State delegation in
Senator Manderson's room, at the Capitol this
Few birds of our time, says "Piccadilly," are
more celebrated than the peacocks of Hughen
den, so much loved by the late Lord Beacons
field. Bat even peacocks are not immortal;
and, one of them having recently died, the
young squire of Hughenden has had its feath
ers combined into a hand screen as a present
for Her Majesty, who is delighted with this
souvenir of her favorite Minister.
The Prince of Wales, says the London Star,
lives the life of a regular country gentleman at
Sandrlngham. eating the hnge breakfasts of
the Norfolk farmer, going in extensively for
home comforts, looking after his farms and
stock, and taking a keen interest in sport He
is not a bad landlord, as landlords go. but, as a
bitter and terribly satiric pamphlet by a brill
iant lady tenant of the Prince's lately in
formed the world, H. R.H. brooks no obstacles
in his path when his rights as a land despot are
An unpublished letter written by Horace
Greeley in November, 1869, to Mr, Richard
Eason, of this city, gives some facts relating to
his school life and his teachers. "I did go to
school," he wrote, "to Mr. John Vose also to
a Miss Parker but not quite so long ago as
1812. It was the winter of 1818-19, if my memory
serves if not, it was the winter preceding. I
remember Mr. Vose very well; also his brother
Alfred (younger). I do not so clearly make out
Miss Parker, as I attended school bnt little in
summer, having to work on my father's farm
most of the time. Still, I remember the Parker
family very well, and especially the oldest
daughter, whom I presume I went to school to
when I wa3 7 years old."
CALLED ON THE PRESIDENT.
Visit of Veterans of the Tippecanoe Cam
pnlgn to the Wulto House.
Washington, May 9.T-The association of
veterans of 1850, composed of members of the
Tippecanoe Club, who assisted in the election
of President William Henry Harrison, to-day
called at the White House in a body, for the
purpose of paying their respects to the Presi
dent. There were about 70 veterans in all, in
cluding ex-Minister Schenck, ex-Senator Pom
eroy and ex-Public Printer Ciapp. The latter
acted as Chairman of the delegation, and made
an address to the President explaining the ob
ject of their visit. The President responded as
'Mr. Chairman, and Gentlemen:
"I beg to assure you that I appreciate very
highly this evidence of your respect and confi
dence. If I were to set before me an ambition
which would insure the success ofmy adminis
tration, it would be that I might continue to
hold fast the respect and confidence of such
men as yourselves, matured of mind and un
biaed in Judgment I thank you for your
Subsequently the President gave a reception
to the sons and daughters of the veterans.
The Oakmont Summer House.
The Society for the Improvement of the
Poor will open their summer home at Oakmont
about tne first wees: in J ").'. -
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
It Is Scallr Warm, Yon Know Tenn! and
Ten A New Xe Miserable Chlt
Gentlemen, as a distinguished flaneur of
New York City Would say, yesterday Was a hot
day. The observation may sound a trifle trite,
bnt it is trne. From the rising of the sun upon
the thousands wending their way to divers
tasks in the city unto the going down ot the
same upon hundreds of perspiring patriots
stewing in the Grand Opera House, it was as
hot as Gehenna, or. as the perverse slangist of
this day has it, as Hannah.
If to-day is as hot, blessed is he that hath a
drinkable to sell. The saloons, the drug stores
and even the water fountains did a roaring
trade yesterday. One bartender observed not
to me, but to a trustworthy friend of mine, of
course that if the hot spell kept up for 24
hours longer the saloon in which he served
would have cleared 53.000 in less than a week.
Atjopst Fbanz, a farmer of this county,
said yesterday that the foliage of the trees,
vegetables, and crops generally, were two
weeks ahead of their usual growth at this date.
The country, in his experience of 30 years, was
as far advanced to-day as it is wont to be on
TENNIS AND TEA.
The summer Is here, spring surely is swooning
For want of a zephyrIndeed, bo are we
But still let ns welcome the season of spooning
At tennis and tea.
Some men are not happy without eau de vie;
Their bait Is a battle or may be ballooning,
But a lawn and two teacups with Lanra ror me.
Yon swear at the summer, and spend your time
No object in living yon say you can see.
You'll find a reward for the heat of your nooning
In tennis and tea.
Scene, an Allegheny street car. Dramatis
persona: Two girls of marriageable age, one
in a gray dress, the other in a cool looking blue
Bine sown I wish I knew French; can you
speak itr ,
Gray dress Oh, I know Eomo;-not a great
Blue gown-Td like to know enough to under
stand the French phrases you find in novels.
Gray dress Oh, I know enough to do that.
It is convenient of course.
Blue cown It must be, now, the other day
myjmamma gave me a bookjto read and I found
just so many French words in it 1 gave it back
Gray dress What was it, dear?
Blue gown-Ob, Les Miserables,.-one of
When you come to think of it, "Les Miser
ables" would not be such a bad name for IUder
Haggard's literature taken generically,
Yon' ve seen the storm clonds gather fast,
And darken all the sky
You may have also seen that store
In summer lightning die.
So Judge 'White's bold accusers come
From furious fog to swear be
Has used in court Just think of itl
Discretion arbitrary 1
When the Boston Ideals were here the first
time this season a certain merchant of this city
was notably struck with Mile. Zelle Be Lussan.
He went every night to see her, and on the last
night ot the engagement he confided to Man
ager Wilt that he would have given $100 to have
had Mile. Co Lussan sing "My Sweetheart."
Mr. Wilt bore word of this to the dashing
young prima donna, and she said that she
would have gladly sung it for courtesy merely
if she had been requested, as she happened to
have the song in her portfolio.
This time the same merchant of this city
Mr. Wilt gave me his name and 1 know the
story is true sent a request to Mile. So Lussan
to sing the song, and Bhe agreed to do so on
next Saturday evening, when she sings her
farewell to Pittsburg. The lover of "My
Sweetheart," with a theater party of 23, will be
THE T. M. C. A. CONTENTION.
All the Committee Appolated and Knnsn
City Selected for the Next Meeting;.
Philadelphia, May 9. The second day's
session of the International Convention of the
Young Men's Christian Association com
menced by the reading of a passage of Scripture
and nrayer by Rev. J. A. M. Chapman. D. D.,
of Philadelphia. President Chamberlain then
announced the standing committees. Among
the members of the Committee on Business
was G. N. Faden. of Pittsburg.
"Approved Methods of State Work, How
Made More Effective," was then taken up, and
addresses on the snbject were made by T.J.
Gillespie, of Cleveland, Chairman of State
Committee of Ohio; Charles Loughrldge, Chi-
ava f th. Tltlnn.a Ctn.A flw, tnlftnn and TT
V"BVJ V IUD iUlUUlO UMt WWUAU44..VW, .UU Ml
J. McCoy, San Francisco, of the California
State Committee. Matthew Hodder, a co
worker in London, with George Williams, was
then introduced. He J3 a white haired and
bearded man, 62 years old, and has been
43 years in association work. H. Holler,
General Secretary of the Association at Zurich,
Switzerland, a very youthful, appearing man,
said bis countrymen thought the men of this
country were too fast, but he had seen that
God conld go as fast as the men can. John
Wanamaker started the work In bis country
and town, and through bis generosity their
first Secretary was now addressing the assem
bled delegates. He wished to heartily "thank
Mr. Wanamaker and express his kindly feeling
The topic of the afternoon was "The em
ployed officers of the associations, the class of
men wanted, the training they should receive,
and their relation to the work," and it was
fully treated in a paper read by
H. B. Chamberlain, of Denver, now
President of the associations. There was an
animated time over the selection of the place
for the next convention in 1891. Invitations
were received from Kansas City, Nashville,
Chicago and St. Paul. The former was finally
MEXICAN WAR VETERANS,
Those of the Bnckeyo State Hold a Reunion
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Newark, 0., May 9.-The Mexican War vet
erans closed their State reunion in this city to
day. There were about 75 members in attend
ance. They visited the old fort and passed an
hour or two in speech making and hand
shaking. At a meeting held to-day the following
officers were elected: President, A. J. Robin
son, Sydney; Marshal, Andrew Kline, Fre
mont; Secretary and Treasurer, J. H. Smith,
Newark; Assistant Secretary, Ira E. Kelsey,
Duncans. The next reunion will be held in
Mt Vernon, May 8 and 9, 1890.
minister Phelps Has a New Job.
New Haven, May 9.-The rumor which has
been circulating for the past six months to tho
effect that ex-Minister Phelps would resume
his duties as professor in the Yale Law School
was verified to-day by the issuance of a pros-
fiectus of the plectire studies with a course in
aw by Prof. Phelps.
Another Celebrated Nan.
The reception of Miss Catherine Drexcl, the
$3,000,000 Philadelphia heiress, into the convent
ot the Sisters of Mercy, in this city, recalls to
mind the fact that, in addition to' the other
well-known women in that convent is Miss
Gillespie, the relative of James G. Blame.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
General Wlllinra Harney.
ST. 1.0U1S, May 9. A private dispatch
received here this noon reports the death
to-dy at Orlando. J?Ia.. of General Will
iam Harney; the oldest officer of the
United States army. General Harney was born
In 1SO0, and acquired a fondness for military life
when very young through associations with his
brother, who was a surgeon in tbe army. In 1318
lie was given his first military appointment by
President Monroe, as a Lieutenant lu the First
Regiment, infantry, stationed in Louisiana, and
Harney's first expedition was an exciting one
against the famous LaFltte. Captain Harney's
next conspicuous service was in tbe Black Hawk
War, alter which he took a leave of abtpnee and
came to St. Loots, where he made the acqulntance
command of tbe Texas frontier, where he was
separated from bis command. Darin).' the period
preceding tbe Civil War he was at Washington
and was frequently In conference with President
Buchanan, when the war began he was stationed
at St. Louis. His services ended in 186a. when he
was retired. In 1865 he was brevetted Major Uen
eral for long and faithful service. About 1873 he
removed from his home at Mount OUve, Mo., to
Pass Christian, in Lonislasa, where he built a
handsome villa, visiting St. Louis occasionally,
William D. O'Connor.
WASHrNOTON. May 9. William D. O'rVnnn-
Assistant' General -Superintendent of the Life
Saving service, died in this city this morning,
aibct u vu& uiAtsa ttutu imiaijois.
AK EYEKING OF "PLEASURE.
Hamilton' Pupils and'
The pupils of Miss Agnes Hamilton's
dancing sohool enjoyed themselves as only
masters and misses can, at Lafayette Hall,
last evening. The programme was extended,
but the actors were as enthusiastlo at the close
as at the beginning, though there will be
some heavy-eyed boys and girls at 7 o'clock
this morning. After the completion ot the
programme adult friends were allowed to join
in the festlvltips. The weather wasn't particu
larly favorable for dancing, but most in at
tendance forgot discomfort in exhiliratlon.
Toerge's orchestra furnished the melody.
The youngsters presented many pretty pic
tures in the grand march, Loomls' lancers,
polka, galop, Castinet dance, Yankee Doodle,
Highland Fling. York, Fairy Bower, Highland
Schottische, Washington Minuet, Coming
Through the Rye, Buy a Broom. Fisher
maidens, Sailor Frolic. Glide Mazurka. Tam
bourine Dance, March, Octagon Quadrille,
Waltz and Scotch-Reel.
SCOTEL WILL BE -THERE.
The Eeceptlon of the Art Society Promises
to be a Success.
At the 150th reception of the Art Society, to
be held this evening in the Pittsburg Club
Theater, the walls will be hung with some two
score etchings and nearly as many water-colors
from the burin and brush of Mrs. Edith
Lortng Pierce-Getchell.a young lady who has
won national fame in the department of etch
ing. Mrs. Getchell was a pnpll of Stephen
Farrisb and R. Swain Gifford, and is a cousin
of Mr. Harold Pierce, the well-known insur
ance man of this city.
The musical programme for this evening has
been arranged by Mrs. Joslah Cohen. The
leading instrumental numbers will be Concertos
by Mendelssohn and Schumann, played
on two pianos, and a Trio by Bargiel.
Members and friends attending will
also have the pleasure of hearing a sone or two
by Chevalier Edward Bcovel, the tenor ot the
Boston Ideals, who has accepted an invitation
to Bing before Pittsburg's choicest artistio
Reception to a Pastor.
The congregation of Point Breeze Presby
terian Church gavo a very pleasing reception
last evening to their new pastor, Rev. DeWitt
N. Benham. The lecture room of the church
was handsomely decorated with flowers.
Neighboring congregations were well repre
sented. The exercises though informal were
An Allegheny Wedding.
Miss Jennie Catterall. of Monterey street,
Allegheny, and Mr. William Erb, a business
man of the Northside, were married yesterday
afternoon at St. Peter's Church by Rev. Father
O'Connell. Mr. and Mrs. Erb were the recip
ients of a number of handsome presents. They
will reside in the Second ward.
A Literary Social.
The Washington Irving Literary Society, of
Glensbaw. last evening gave a very enjoyable
social at the residence of the Misses Frederick.
In addition to refreshments the entertainment
included readings, recitations and music by
members of the society.
A PROTEST WITHOUT TOICE.
The Deaf and Dumb Object to Their Last
Washington, May 9. Mr. Robert Porter,
Superintendent of the Census; Dr. J. S.
Billings, in charge of mortality and vital sta
tistics of the census, and Dr. Gallaudet, Presi
dent of the National Deaf and Dumb College,
bad a conference to-day with regard to the
classification of deaf mutes In the new census.
Friends of the deaf and dnmb suggested that
an injustice hurtful to the feelings of this un
fortunate class had been done in the last
census by publishing the statistics relating to
the deaf and dumb in the special volume treat
ing of the Insane, pauper and criminal classes.
Mr. Porter coincided in tbis view of the
matter, and informed Dr. Gallaudet that the
facts relative to deaf mutes would be printed
in the volume devoted to social statistics, and
that the prison and pauper statistics would be
It is also desired that the collection of the
statistics ot the deaf and dumb should be made
to throw as much light as possible upon the
mooted question of whether or not the In
crease in the number of persons afflicted with
loss of voice and hearing is due to intermar-
L nage among the deaf and dumb. It is proba-
Die tnat tnis ODiect win do Kept in mma m
making the collection of the census, but Mr.
Porter's determination is to avoid any minute
investigation which will delay the completion
of the census work.
ANew Theory of the Police In Regard to
His Supposed Death.
Chicago, May 9. The only new thing In the
Cronin case to-day was a new theory which the
police had under consideration. It had not yet
been acted upon, but it Is not improbable that
it will be. The theory is that Cronln's body, it
the doctor is dead, will be found In one of tbe
new-made graves in one of the cemeteries in
the neighborhood. It is contended that it
would have been easy for the assassins to open
a fresh grave during the hours of tbe night
when lonely places in tbe cemeteries are not
watched, and, after depositing the body in it,
replace tbe earth as it originally was.
The North Branch is still being dragged to
day for Cronln's body, and the search for it in
the woods at Lakeview and along the shore of
the lake is still kept up.
The Most Forgetful Man,
From the New York San.l
The most forgetful man of recent years is
the man who wasitried on a charge of burglary
In Brooklyn the olher day, when he testified
that he had nevet been air2sted before. Yes
terday he admitted that he was once convicted
of murder in New Jersey, and sentenced to 20
years' imprisonment, but he said he had "for
gotten all about it" It Is natural that so for
getful a person should forget to enter his own
house and break into some other fellow's.
Thej Untold Half. '
From the Philadelphia 1,'res a. J
The New Yorkers assert that only half-the
truth has been told about tbe recent centen
nial ball There is) only this to say with refer
ence to this statement that if the untold half
Is half as bad as the half that has been told, it
is better left untol
Not a Good Tear for Brlc-a-Brac.
From the PnlladelphlaVress.l
The Impecunious Julian count who is trying
to sell his title for 30i00 in New York has not
found a customer so far. The market lor bric-a-brac
is extremely dull this year.
Lima, 0., has a colored woman who is turn
Mb. Eb Coluhs. of wVrren, Pa., killed 14
rattlesnakes last Sunday. k
Chables Bayne, of 'Wavneshurg, Pa., car
ries in his body 11 buckshot received during tbe
war. It's a riddle how he lives.
OS February 2 last H. M. Stokes, of Mt Jog,
started a postal card on a tour around the
world. He received it May J, via San Fran
John Bubkett, of Warrior'i
was hauling a load of coffins fn
when his horse ran off, pitched
Im out and
piled a wreck of coffins on top of hi:
be sore for weeks. -
Geoege and Louis Lang, of Dunkirk, while
spearing in the Canadanoy, struck a 16-pound
fish which proved to be a mirror carp. It was
of tho fchapo of a bass, and of dark yellow,
shaded almost to black on tho back.
The first baseman of a nine of a school near
Wheeling, W. Va., in a game of ball th other
day was kicked in tbe eye by a runnerj The
damage was slight. The runner mustlhave
been making some wonderful evolutions qp ac
complish such a feat.
AS agent for one of the slot and nickel cliew-
ing-gum machines bad an odd experiencSin
Bethlehem, Pa., the other day. Upon ope. Big
one of thcm.he found 6? iron washersin)ted
of so many pennies, which bad been put in the
slot, aud 63 cakes of gum missing. 1
Afteb one of the Snnday schools in YorA,
had been dismissed last Sunday tbe teaches
went to count the collection and found but 6
cents, some bad joyain the school having rifled
the box. The stholars of that Sunday school
seem to have better principles than some
churchgoers, judging from the fact that no
buttons were found iu tbe box.
As Akron, O., man removed a tattooed de
sign from the back of bis hand in an original
way. He got a number of long needles, which
he drove along just under the surface of tbe
skin, pretty close together. Then he held a
candle to the ends ot- the needles till they got
hot enough to cook the tattooing thoroughly.
Next day he wiped the'devlce off with his band
and found no scar. ' J
President Roberts, of the PennsylTunla
Ballroad, Examined as an Expert by the
Senate Iavestlfalinar Committee His
Views on tbe Canadian Competition
New York, May 9. The United States
Senate Interstate Commerce Investigating
Committee met again to-day. The first witness
was President George B. Roberts, ot the Penn
sylvania Railroad. He stated that the Penn
sylvania system comprised a number of leased
roads in addition to the Pennsylvania road
proper, which practically controlled the policy
of the system. It had very little actual busi
ness relations with any Canadian road.
Senator Cullom What have you to say of
the relations between the Canadian roads and
those of the United States?
Mr. Roberts Since the United States has
begun to regulate the railroad companies by
special legislation, the latter have been placed
at a disadvantage in their competition with
those of Canada. Tbe effect of the Grand
Trunk roads being independent or the legisla
tion which affects those of the United States
is a constant menace to the lattter. I don't
know that at present the Canadian roads do
any serious injury to American commerce, bnt
they are in a position to do so at any time the
managers see fit to do so.
"What advantage have the Canadian roads
over those of the United States?"
"The Canadian Pacific is heavily subsidized
by the Government so as to encourage the de
velopment of the country. Both the Grand
Trnnk and the Canadian Pacific roads draw
their supplies from England free of duty."
"Can roads In the United States be operated
as cheaply as the Canadian roads f
"There Is considerable doubt as to the
answer to that question."
Senator Cullom What remedy have you to
suggest as an amendment to the law that would
place American roads and Canadian roads on
Mr. Roberts-rl think that any foreign cor-
Jioration doing business here should be sub
ect to the same laws as the roads of our own
country. If Canadian roads are permitted to
carry traffic in and out of the United States
they should be made amenable to our laws. Of
course, we cannot oblige foreign roads to con
form to our laws when they are out of the
country, but while they do business within our
borders, the same law should apply to both. In
fact, I am not So sure that foreign roads should
be allowed tbe privileges they enjoy in this
country even under these conditions. I cannot
quite understand why foreign roads should be
allowed to go in and out of the United States,
while foreign vessels are not allowed to do a
coasting trade with this country.
Senator Blair What practical method do
you suggest to protect us in our competition
Mr. Roberts I should make them subject to
the same laws which our own roads obey. In
case this is not satisfactory, I think our own
roads are fully able to accommodate the public
even if there were no Canadian roads.
Senator Gorman asked President Roberts
the same qnestion that Mr. Wiman answered
yesterday whether or not it would be a fair
proposition for the United States to uemand
that all Canadian roads doing business in the
united states should conform to tne American
laws or else stay out of the country. Mr.
Roberts replied that he thought it a perfectly
fair demand, and one which should be made in
tbe interest of American roads.
Senator Gorman There is a move on foot, I
understand, to construct a through line from
tbe Pacific to tho Atlantic coast to connect at
either end with a subsidized line of steamers.
Its object being to take the trade that comes
from China and Japan and transport It to the
eastern coast. What chance, in your opinion,
do American roads stand in controlling this
Mi. Roberts The American roads have first
call on all such trade, and nnder equal condi
tions with the Canadian roads could control it
Mr. Roberts was in favor of pooling, as only
the different roads in the combination would
keep their agreement. Under the old system
of pooling, certain of the roads kept a part of
the contract, but other conditions were vio
lated. Senator Blair Then is not tbe true princi
ple of railroad business combination rather
Mr. Roberts Hardly. I am in favor of a
fair competition under proper legislation. If
this could be brought about, it would be much
better than any poo's.
When President Roberts had ended. Presi
dent W. C. Van Horn, of the Canadian Pacific
road, was called upon for his views upon the
dian Paclfla road from 'Halifax across tbe
continent to Vancouver, and then by a line of
subsidized steamers to i;nina. to japan anu
Australia. The Canadian roads compete with
American roads for ttade from San Francisco.
China, Japan and Alaska in the West, and
some of tbe trade from Ontario to Manitoba.
Senator Cullom What percentage of your
traffic Is taken from the United States?
Mr. Van Horn I do not know the exact fig
ures, but aside from coal, the percentage of
trade taken from the United States is very
Mr. Van Homo was followed by President
and General Manager John Newell, of the
Lake Shore and Michigan Railway. He testi
fied that his road suffered severely from the
competitive practices ot tbe Canadian roads,
and offered to furnish the committee with doc
umentary evidence of the unfair dealings and
methods of the Grand Trunk Railway In par
ticular, which, he said, w?s now one of the
largest carriers out of Chicago. Chairman
Cullom accepted his offer. To-morrow tbe
committee will listen to representative busi
ness men and merchants of this city.
THE LILTS HARROW ESCAPE.
Nearly Bun Over by a Past Trotter, bnt
Saved by Freddie's Help.
ISPICIAI.TEI.XO RAM TO THE DI8P.A.TCH.1
Lbwistow, Me., May 9. Mrs. Langtry ap
peared here last night in "As in a Looking
Glass." The character of this play Is not, how
ever, suited to the tastes of tbe theater-goers of
this vicinity, and although the elite of Lewis
ton and Auburn and surrounding town was
present, yet in this regard it was a disappoint
ment Not since the appearance ot Dizeyin
"Adonis" has there been a more refined audi
ence In Music Hall, Congressman Dingley and
Wife being among tbe number.
While the "Jersey Lily" was on her way from
the depot to the hotel, she narrowly escaped
what might have been a serious accident. An
Auburn attorney, who was speeding a fast
trotter, ran upon her, but luckily reined the
animal before anybody got injured. Mrs.
Langtry glanced up and beheld the horse,
frothing at the mouth and rearing on bis
haunches above her head, a more realistic, on
assumed dramatic attitude was never struck,
on or off tbe stage. Her face became deathly
pale and she let forth an unearthly shriek, and
threw her arms wildly around the neck of
"Freddie," but for whose assistance she would
have fallen to tbe ground.
THE TRUSTS WILL PERISH.
That Ii the Conclusion of tbe New York Sen
nto Investigating Committee.
Albany, May 9. Tbe 8tate Senate General
Laws Committee, ordered last year to Investi
gate trusts, has reported. Tbe committee
concludes that oppressive trusts have within
them the element of their own destruction;
that as trusts become better known they be
come less feared; that the evils of which they
are the cause aro short lived; that, pending
suits now on the way to the Court of Appeals,
no legislation should be bad.
Atest case has been started against the Buf
falo elevators relative to which the report says:
"Meanwhile the elevators are charging a price
one-eighth of a cent a bushel in excess of the
price nxed"by law, claiming that the work can
not be done for less."
A Neighboring Kond.
Joseph D. Weeks accompanied President
Mayer, of tbe Baltimore and Ohio, Thomas M.
King and Senator Camden in their tour of in
spection through West Virginia recently. Mr.
Weeks says the company intends to bnlld the
projected rpad f torn Falrcbance, Pa., to Wes
ton, a distance of 211 miles, In the near future.
He says the road will tap fine lumber and coal
fields, as well as run through some flrst-class
Merely Force of Habit.
From the Minneapolis Tribune.
The umpire sat in the court room as the
striker was sentenced to DO days, and as tbe
judge finished his remarks the umpire called
out; "Striker upr It was merely force of
habit, of conrso, but it cost Mm $3 for con
tempt of court, just tbe same.
Thomas Is All Right.
Du Bols. the Idaho Congressional dele-
ate, was in the city yesterday. He says the
appointment of Arthur L. Thomas, an old
Piftsburger, to bo Governor of Utah, meets
with general satisfaction. The Mormons like
blmXbut they also realize that tbey can expect
no particular favors.
It's All In tbe Family.
From the Kew York World.l
Republicans who express doubt about the
Tu-IA-.f.l ..l.Mnn. w Vila -4VtV fntlftt Af.
knowledge, at all events, 'that bo is devoting;
his party to his rslatlets,
BITS OF HEW T02K NEWS.
To be fired far Not Paring; Board-
rwXW TOBX BUBXau 8rXCULS.l
New Yobk, May 9. "Young Napoleon" Ives
and Georg H.Stayner will notba thesta
boarders in the Ludlow Street Jail much longer.
The warden is already threatening to eject
them from their comfortable quarters for non
payment of board, and to lock them up in ordi
nary cells. Ives and Stayner have lived very
expensively in jail. They have had famous
room S3, where William M. Tweed, Ferdinand
Ward, and other members of the first criminal
circles have been confined while awaiting trial.
This room is the best one la tbe jail, and is let
only at summer hotel rates. Ires and 8tayner
have had the best table that Ludlow street
afforded and have smoked 28-cent cigars. Tbis
was all very well at first, when they expected
to be balled out within a week or two. Several
months of It, however, have emptied their
pockets. For the last two weeks they have
had messengers scurrying around among their
friends to borrow small amounts of money.
The prison officials are prophesying that within
a week the firm of Ives & Stayner will be en
joying no better accommodations than tbe
other prisoners. Ives passes most of his time
in writing a history of his Wall street career,
which will show the relations of several prom
inent financiers of Wan street with his firm, in
their transactions in connection with the
famous Baltimore and Ohio deal, the Cincin
nati, Hamilton and Dayton, and other roads.
Both men have given up all hopes of being re
leased on bail Tbe criminal indictments
against Ives and Stayner will probably not be
tried until after the civil suits are decided, and
It is probable that the civil suits will not be
brought to trial until after the summer recess
of tho courts.
Going in Business for Themselves
DigbyBell and his wife, Lanra Joyce Bell,
who resigned from the McCautf Opera Com
pany some time ago, are organizing a company
of their own.
Conld ProTe Nothing Against Them.
The four Commissioners of Public Works in
Jersey City, who have been on trial for mal
feasance in office, were to-day pronounced in
nocent by the jury. They were accused of hav
ing plundered the city treasury by entering
false names on the pay rolls, and of securing
salaries for men who never did a stroke of
work for the city. Charges of perjury will be
presented to the grand jary against the wit
ness, James Smith, who was working for the
city and as laborer In the ganger's department
of the Custom House at tbe same time, and
had tbe audacity to swear that he was not re
quired to render any service to the Government
for tbe salary he received.
A Big Funeral Next Week.
The biggest funeral New York has ever seen
will take place next week. Some 200 boxes of
human bones, relics of thousands of bodies for
merly buried in the old Broad street ceme
tery, near the Battery, will then be interred in
Fairmount Cemetery. Chauncey Depew will
deliver the funeral oration. A $1,000 monu
ment will bo erected over the spot where the
bones are buried.
A WIED CHINESE TALE.
Professional Assassins to Be Employed In a
Fight Between Two Castes.
Chicago, May 9. Some high art profession
al assassinations threaten the better element of
the Chinese population. A bitter feud has
broken ont between the two largest Chinese
clans, and one of them has invoked the assist
ance of the Highbinders as a security, whose
business is murder. The feud grew out of a
quarrel among a number of Chinese gamblers.
Seven Chinese gambling resorts, it is said, hare
been running under police protection upon the
payment of 115 to certain officials. Six of
these houses were conducted by members of
theMoy clan and one by a, China. TheMoy
gamblers paid in their last month's contribu
tion, so the story runs, but the Chinn decided
not to do so.
Sunday night a big game was running, when
someone said the police were liable to raid the
place at any moment, the house not having
paid Its "bit," A whisper or two of this
frightened tbe Celestials and they made a grab
ft.lrtata A general tight ensued,..
number of Moys were present and the feeling
oeiween tne two cians nerer Having dwd
cordial, tbe fight soon assunied family lines.
The Chinn gambler declared that the Mova
started the report to break up his business. He
called his Chinn neighbors to his assistance
and thev overpowered
summoned the nolice and had
the Chinn gang
arrested. Then tbe Chinn gang called a meet
ing. Over 200 members of the clan met. Ex
cited speeches were made, and funds raised to
hire Highbinders to kill a sufficient number of
men to satisfy the Moys. It is said that secret
assassins have been sent for to New York.
Boston, Baltimore and Kansas City, and tbe
professional murderers are expected to arrive
iay- - - ..
The Moys are in a state of tenor. Tbey have
no secret murder society, and tney fear the
stealth and crafty methods of their enemies.
The Moys have proposed that each side select
an equal number of men, who should go out on
tbe prairie and fight it out, but the Chinns
thought they had an easier revenge than by
risking their own lives when professional
murderers were so handy and cneaD. The
Moys are much more numerous In Chicago,
and tbey represent the Chinese element en-
fged in other than the laundry business,
lp Lung, tbe Chinese marshal, is a Mor.
The character and intelligence of this family is
much higher than that of the Chinns. who are
chiefly engaged in the laundry business. Out
side. Chicago the Chinns are tbe more nu
merous, and recent immigration has brought
their number well nigh up to that of the Moys
even in this city.
D0IH& A GREAT WORK.
Seventy-Third Annual Meeting of the
American Bible Society.
NEwYoEK,May 9. The seventy-third an
nual meeting of the American Bible Society
was held here to-day. The annual report shows
ttfat the total cash receipts for general pur
poses were W99.823. The disbursements were
8553,0S9, leaving a deficiency of $53,989, which
was provided for in part by a loan and in part
bythe sale of certain securities.
The following gentlemen were elected to the
Board of Managers for four years, to succeed
the same number whose terms have expired:
John H. Earle, S.V.B, Cruger, Elbert A.
Brinkerhoff, James G. Levett, Charles H.
Trask, William Hoit. Robert W. Deforest, J.
D. Crook and T. G. Sellew.
Failure of n Wholesale Grocer.
Special Telegram to The DIs natch.
Meadvili-e, May 9.-Jules Dealaunay,
wholesale grocer, assigned to-day to Arthur L.
Bates, Esq., for the benefit of creditors. As
setts, $30,000; liabilities not known.
ODD ITEMS J7R0H FOREIGN SHORES.
The largest circulation on. record is that at
tained by the volume "Hymns, Ancient and
Modem." Twenty million copies have been sold
in the 18 years of its existence.
Thebe is so long a list of applicants for ad
mission to the London Athenaeum Clnb that the
last man elected had been waiting for 16 years,
and IS years is the average time that a name re
mains on the lists there unless it Is so distin
guished that it is taken up out of its order.
Three or four years is said to he a moderate
time to wait for a chance of admission to many
other clubs in London.
Kaisee William's change of the court dress
back to tho fashions of 1700 leads one of the
leading social organs, of London to consider the
influence of the Prince of Wales on fashions,
and tbe conclusion is that it is very small. A
couple of years ago his attempt to force a
"cross-lined checK on a stiff-necked West End"
was a complete failure. This year he has tried
to make knee breeches go, but they don't go.
He has a very strong dislike to a black tie with
evening dress, but even there he has been able
to enforce his Idea only upon snch men as are
on the gues$Jbt of Marlborough House, from
which several names have been crossed off for
disregard of their host's preference for white
The advertising columns of the Schoolmaster
contain the offer of a vicar of a Yorkshire par
ish of "Flve-and-twenty pounds a year" for a
teacher of a school under his jurisdiction. The
candidate mustbe "certificated," a churchman,
able to play the harmonium, and his merits
must be attested by four gentlemen, of whom
two must be clergymen, speaking from tbeir
personal knowledge. The actual salary is 20,
to which is added 3. the estimated rent ot the
schoolmaster's two-roomed cottage, admitted to
bo "rough," and the, children's school fees,
which together mako np tbe total amount. The
vacant post has been filled by a "most excellent
man" for some yean, says the vicar, and he has
already received "a good many applications.?.
Buck seeas to be JiteaasBg ! BsflUsk,
5 Chicago last week annexed three "sub-M
urban towns naving s wui population of nearly
An egg the shell of which shows all tha
colors of the rainbow is tbe product of an Ells
worth, Me., hen.
The game killed last season on nine)
estates belonging to Prince Scbwarzenberg.in
Silesia, Saxony, Bohemia ana upper Austria,
was 54,450 bead, including 2&570 hares, 19.B87
partridges, 3,182 wild ancks. 335 red deer.LKS
roe deer, 1,774 pheasants. 200 will boar. 119 hazel
grouse. 103 woodcocks and 95 fallow deer.
The latest "nickel-in-the-slot" device is
to be seen at the Philadelphia railroad stations.
Deposit your money and you will receive an ac
cident insurance policy, good for 2s hours, all
for S cents. "The thing is entirely Impersonal,
and a claimant might have difficulty in proving
his rights," said One who experimented yester
day. The average watch is composed of 175
different pieces, comprising upward of 2,400
separate and distinct operations inltsmanu
f actu re. The balance has 18,000 beats or vibra
tions per hour, 12,060,080 in 30 days, 157.680,000
in one year. It travels 1 48-100 inches with each
vibration, which is equal to K miles in 2
hours, 292 miles in 30 days, or 3,o38?i miles la
The mail clerks on the Burlington and
Countil Bluffs division of th e "Q." were treated
to a scare the other day. While the traln-was
going at the rate of 30 miles an hour a black
snake 42 inches long crawled nut of a mail basr
and showed fight, it was promptly dispatched.
The reptile -had come from a pasteboard box
six inches square. In which a hole had been
Sunctured for ventilation. The box was add
ressed to Miss Smith, California, Iowa,. and,
was mailed in Kansas.
Mr. Segee, of Brunswick, Ga., went to
fish recently wltli a big net for drum; instead,
however, be caught a mammoth sword fish 14
feet long. The work of capture was no small
job, as a sword fish 14 feet long. 2feet thick and
3 feet 2 inches across the flips was no minnow
to handle. Mr. S. had to Worry hima longtime
before he got a chance to strike him in the head
with his oar. After tbis was done his head was
cnt off to save his sword and his body was sent
adrift. His sword was a formidable weapon,
measuring 3 feet and 1 inch long.
What is supposed to be a hidden treas
ure was found lately in the North Town Moss,
Island of Burray, Orkney, by George Petrie,
while- cutting peats for fuel. Afterward a
sheriff proceeded to the place and secured the
find, which consists of silver coins, armlets and
necklets. Tbe coins are of the eleventh cent
ury. There are 23 armlets or bangles and other
pieces, and 22 neck rings of silver wire, rope
pattern. All the articles are In a good state of
preservation. The largest armlet or bangla
we'ghs over two ounces, the smallest about one
half ounce. ,
The following letter from Mr- Tits
Hugh to John Buckner, written in 1SC1, and to
be found in the Virginia Register, sounds odd
now, although when written it was serious
enough: "I hope you will make me some abate
ment for the dumb negro you sent me. Had
she been a new negro (recently imported) I
must have blamed my fate and not yon. But
one that you had had for two years 1 must con
clude that you knew her quallties,whlcb Is bad
at work worse at talking; and took advantage
of tbe softness of my messenger to quit your
hands of her."
New Lisbon, O., can boast of a daring
horsewoman. The other evening she had been
out driving,and returning to the stable,hitcbed
her horse to a wagon while she started to in
form the stable man of her return. The ani
mal became frightened and pulling back, drew
the wagon toward him. frightening him still
more, and be backed down the alley at a rapid
rate. The young lady ran and caught bold of
the bridle, but finding she could not check tba
animal, gave him a sudden wrench, whicb
threw him to the ground, where Bhe held hint
until assistance arrived. Tbe buggy was over
turned, but no damage was done to re
Some fishermen while engaged near
Belfast, Ireland, picked up a large seagull,
which was seen approaching the boat with
wings outspread floating on tbe water, but
quite dead. The men were puzzled to account
for the progress it made through the water, as
it went faster than the boat; but as it came near
it was found that, wound securely rounttre
body and under tbe wings, was a string T
they discovered was attached to a large i
kite then flying above them at a conside
height. The kite had furnished the pmpt
power. Tbe bird bad evidently, while flyi
Belfast, trot entamrled in the string of a
Id te. bad been unable to extricate ielf,i
taking to the sea, bad been drowned in MS a
forts to obtain freedom. , )
The following item as to how great
people write may be interesting: John Hah.
berton often has his manuscript copied by
typewriter: so does Thomas Wentworth Higgln
son. J. T. Trowbridge writes with a pen. Luke ,
Sharp writes that a noted English author once
told him he could not dictate love scenes to a
typewriter, because "he felt be was making a
fool of himself." Sharp feels the same way, he
says. Mrs. JCftEK. Southworth regards the
pen as an old, tried friend, and stuck to it until
three years ago, when she got a typewriter.
Edmund C. Stedman Is thinking of employing
stenopgrapher; Noah Brooks uses a typewriter;
Rossiter Johnson writes with apen; Sarah Orne
Jewett relies on quill pens, and so do Sidney
Luska and the author of "Metamorphosis,''
which Is running now in The Scmdat Dis
patch. Arlo Bates has been forced to use a
typewriter, and Thomas Nelson Pages does his
law wort with a typewriter and his literary
work with a pen.
WHAT WILD WITS SAY.
Many a woman becomes some man's better
half merely for a change of quarters. Trrf
"I fear," said the country theater,
ily setting will hardly do,"
"Oh, never mind,1 said tbe manager,
'There are no flies on you." Puelc,
Gentlemen Amateurs. Miss Cherry Dia
mond (at the amateur boxing tournament-Why
are all tbe policemen cheering so?
Mr. Mercury Foote Jim Brown has just
knocked another man senseless. That's his third,
Engagement Announced "Clara," he
whispered, ardently, "do you think yon coald
brlngyourself to marry me!" "No, George,"
she answered, with a little smile. "I couldn't
very well bring myself; I'm so timid. You might
ibring me though, George.' '-Harper's Bazar;
A TISSS TO HOT WUTHXS,
Do not inveigh.
Kind reader, prelgh,
Against this gentle month ofMelgh)
Hot tbe weather impugn,
Although so sngn
The sun's warm relgh
Tempts you to selgh:
"Thunder I It's hot enoaghVfor JngntU
Sew Xork EeraUL,
Mora Stage Eealism.-Dramatio Autuor-
Wanta new play?
Manager (wearllyJ-Anythlng newinltf
Dramatic Author Yes, sUee a goat. ,
Mansger (medltatlvely)-Um - I'm afraldVJ
won't draw very well.
Dramatic Author (conndently)-It eats the wirj
bustle right off the heroine.
Manager (excitedly) Uoorayt Gimme the man
Sweet May is here, and Nature 8zalltt
" On flowery lawn and lea;
pat broadest, merriest smiles Of all
The happy mud-banks see.
Wide-grinning, far sj shells may stretch,
The oysters in a group (
Hymn out the praises of the days
When they're not In the soup!
My sweetheart is a student in a famous fe
And though I do not think she'll win particuli i
rcnowa , '
In any special study, or he noted for her knowW
I'm certain that she's charming In hercoUegt v
bat and gown.
That the costume's fascinating there's no reajo
for concealing, . -,
Ithlnkiuylovemore beautiful when in it.
But when 1 steal a kiss from her, how fanny U
When the edges of her mortar-board are tick,
ling my ears! -Botton Courier.
He entered a salooon on Monroe avenue
wlthhlshatonblsearand bis coat on his larm,
and flinging the garment on a table, he shouted!
"IstnV man here who said be eould pulverize
me In two minutes?" ... Jli '
"He Is, " replied an Individual who was wlphw
off his chin. ' &
"And are you the man?" " ?;',
And you said 1"
"Idtd." ,.,. -; i
"And you won't take It back?" v)a& f
"Hovtlrl" Sfe '
"Well, let's have some more beerTheibeys
sM you were an an old man wlthXone armTfand J
didn't propose totake aass from any'sueb person,
mm, awiji sj wn"yjnrjjmfr.
sf".-. ...... . -V-i