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. W. Harnett,
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Sev. Geo. Hodges discusses popular amuse
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Bill Nte discusses society with "Ward Mc-
Pbank G Cabfenteb deals with the women
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3IABY J. HotitES describes Venice the beauti
ful. Shirley Dake talks about dress; and gives
lady readers some valuable toilet hints and
Ienet Norjian' describes the Great Wall of
China and the Country of Go; and Magog
Eeveely Chump tells all about the tropical
Isle of Trinidad,
Olive Weston- presents the homo life of
Xtt.t.tan Sfenceh entertainingly talks about
religion in Cuba.
X Ix Wakbman pictures the trials of the
Irish fisher folk.
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' General Sherman's family circle, and the
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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY. MAY 11, 18S9.
' THE BEST POLICY.
In the interesting interview with Mr.
Carnegie, which is given elsewhere, he
expresses his confidence that the most
important discriminations against the
interests of Pittsburg will shortly be
rectified. "We cannot agree fully with
Mr. Carnegie's opinion that compet
ing lines are unnecessary. "We believe
every competing line that is added to Pitts
burg's interests to be worth indefinite sums
in permanently regulating rates. If Mr.
Carnegie's expectations of improved rates
are fulfilled, we think it will be found that
the influence of competing lines will have
much to do with that satisfactory result.
But laying aside what, in the present
, state of affairs is largely an abstract ques
tion, if would be a most satisfactory out
come of the recent agitation to have the
freight rates rednced on the points which
Mr. Carnegie mentions in his interview.
To place Pittsburg on a parity with other
points in ore and coke rates is especially
desirable as furnishing the very basis of
Pittsburg's industrial prosperty. The ore
question especially is one to which reference
has often been made in these columns. We
believe that to place that fundamental and
at the same time-low-cost freight on aproper
basis would cheapen the cost of pig iron
lere fully 60 cents per ton. No Pittsburger
needs to be told that such an economy would
place our city's supremacy in the iron and
steel trade beyond all question.
Certainly, whether Mr. Carnegie's hopes
are sanguine or not, the railroad officials
should perceive that they can do no better
than to give these points a careful and pa
tient investigation, and to take such action
as shall give our industries the best possible
chance. Bight in this city is the source of
their prosperity. In the present era of nar
row margins to dry up that fountain of
their own net earnings would be the worst
possible policy for the railroads. Beyond
this the step that will leave all parties in
the most creditable position, and renew the
ties of good feeling, will be the voluntary
concessions in rates that will give our city
the full benefit of her natural advantages,
as a tree recognition of what is right and
These considerations should commend
themselves tc the railroad officials who have
to determine these questions. It is better
for all of them to cultivate friendly rela
tions with Pittsburg than to permit the
feeling of injustice and discontent to crystal-
lize into positive antagonism.
-. ' K0T BELOW COST.
. .-, '; A statement Is' going the rounds of the
' 'ojPKti tjo the effect that the recent reduction
s c yjmMft mttr irftn .Kir th. Thrtmns TrAn fVmviOTnr ii
KHf-Tff. ' .-w .r...v ..
uteatca'ao.meei me saies.ui Doumera iron
in the Bast, which have recently been made
at low figures. The idea is somewhat plainly
stated to the effect that this large iron cor
poration is selling pig iron below cost in or
der to drive the Southern iron out of the
market, after which it will restore prices to
a practical basis.
If this statement is true, it is only neces
sary to remark that the Thomas Iron Com
pany is pursuing a very foolish policy. If
Southern iron is sold below cost, the penalty
for sueh sales will fall most severely upon
the people who sell it; if it is not sold below
cost, the Thomas Iron Company by throw
ing away money to meet this competition
is only depleting and destroying its
own resources. The policy of cutting
prices to a ruinous level, in order to head
off competition, is only practicable when
competition can be finally excluded. But
this is .impossible in the pig iron industry.
Any one who has $250,000 capital can build
a furnace either iu the South or Pennsylva
nia. While that is possible, tire money
thrown away in ruinous prices,'' is a dead
loss to those who sell at less than the cost of
production, The loss can fall on no one
We do not believe that any considerable
amount of iron is now being sold at less
than the cost ofproduction.- The reduction
in the rates of fuel in the anthracite region
recently made the cost of producing iron
quite low. There is no doubt that the mar
gins on which iron is sold are now very
slighi But no one in the pig iron industry
is throwing money away by selling iron at
prices which will not replace the cost of
making it, for the very good reason that
they all know that whenever they do, they
will only be inflicting a loss upon them
selves. EHTORCE IT EQUALLY.
It is difficult to imagine any more re
markable examplp of that specious talk
which Captain Maryatt called "fiopdoodle,"
but which in the slang of the present day is
described as "cuff," than the arguments
used before the Senate committee investi
gating the claim that the Canadian rail
roads are placed at a disadvantage over
those of the United States in the operation
of the inter-State commerce law.
These claims take a somewhat stereotyped
form. It is said, first, that the Canadian
railroads have been largely aided by the
Government of that province. Next we find
it asserted that they are not subject to the
regulations of the inter-State commerce
law. Finally, the argument has proceeded
to the length taken Dy Mr. Roberts' testi
mony the other day, in which he claimed
that the Canadian railroads, have an ad
vantage over the American, in the fact that
the Canadian railroads never pay any divi
dend to the stockholders, while the Ameri
can railroads do so.
In all this there is a rather remarkable
concealment or ignoring of the real facts in
the case. If the befnddling of the case is
unintentional, we only exalt the sincerity
of the railway magnates at the expense of
their intelligence. The same remark ap
plies slightly to the majority of the Senate
Committee, with regard to the first question
which they ask to all the witnesses:
"Should the inter-State commerce law be
enforced against the. Canadian railroads -doing
business in the United States?" The
answer is simple. The law should be en
forced against all corporations doing busi
ness in the United States, whether under
Canadian or United States charters. The
assertion that it cannot be enforced against
one class of roads as easily as another is an
entire misstatement of the truth.
The only means of enforcement in which
the inter-State commerce law takes part as
against the American railroads are com
prised in damages for discriminations, the
assessment of fines for the violation of - the
law and imprisonment for flagrant cases
among the managers of the railroads. It is
just as easy to enforce these remedies against
the Canadian railroads as against the United
States' roads. The fact is that no remedies
have been enforced against either class.
During over two years of the existence of
the law, violations have been flagrant and
unquestioned. The Canadian roads have
violated the laws no more than the United
States' roads acknowledge that they have. '
Tet, during these two years of violation, it
is a fact that not a .single case is- on
record in which one of these remedies has
been brought to bear.
The whole thing, therefore, can be summed
up in a few words: When the law is en
forced against the railroads located entirely
in the United States, it can be enforced
against the Canadian roads as well. If it is
not enforced against one class, the plea of
its non-enforcement against the others, in
order to shut out 30 per cent of the railroad
facilities of the great Northwest, is pure
A Q00D APPOINTMENT.
The appointment of 8. D. Warmcastle,
Esq., to the Internal Revenue Collectorship,
which was announced yesterday, is inter
esting as indicating the'strength of political
influence, but it is also important in its per
sonal nature. Between two such candidates
as Warmcastle and Case the President conld
not make a bad appointment. Mr. Case has
been irreproachable in the discharge of the
many position's which be has held, and his
retention in the responsible position of As
sessor is a gain to this city. -Mr. Warmcas
tle is an especially favorable example of
young and fresh blood in politics. The bus
iness position which he has won by his own
efforts indicates his abilities; and in politics
he has invariably been known as an out
spoken and successful advocate of reform.
If the influence of Senator Quay and Mr.
Bayne always results in such appointments
as that of S. D. Warmcastle, the pnblic can
never object to its exertion.
A GOOD COMMISSION.
As the Dispatch has exercised its occa
sions of speaking very plainly in regard to
the manner in which this Administration
falls short of its civil service reform prom
ises, it is no more than justice to say that in
the appointment of the new Civil Ser
vice Commissioners, the President has
shown a sincere intention io fulfill his
pledges. Beyond that he has established a
Commission which, in comparison with that
appointed by President Cleveland, redounds
entirely to the advantage of the present
Administration. Messrs. Roosevelt and
Lyman as the Republican members of the
Commission, and Mr. Thompson as the
Democratic member, certainly indicate
that the law will be faithfully and intelli
Such a hope is more firmly based
than it conld be with Messrs. Ober
ly and Edgarton. on the commission tinder
the previous administration. The appoint
ment of Edgarton by Cleveland was a prac
tical avowal to all who knew anything ol
the appointee that his work on the com
mission would be in the direction of nulli
fying the law.! A similar expectation was
allowable by 'OberlyVpoliticalrecord, but
was Jiappily disappointed by the upright
and fceiored characterof , Illinois poll-'
ticiasMr. Hoosevelt, the" :3Sepuiilicisapi
pointee of President Harrison1, is known
to be a practical and intelligent reformer.
Mr. Thompson, the Democratic appointee,
Isless known, hat.his character is under
stood to be above.reproach. President Har
rison's Civil Service Commissjon Is certain
ly a long stretch above President Cleve-.
land's management, and affords a practical
guarantee that the Civil Service Com
mission will not be used to make the law a
rGOEMAlTS STS0NQ QUALIFICATION,
The proposition that Senator Gorman
shall take ex-Senator Barnum's place on
the Democratic National Committee, causes
the St. Louis Republic to cry out: "Gormani
Never 1 1" The Republic is apparently of
the opinion that a free trade party wants a
free trade campaign manager; That quali
fication would be essential if ideas ruled in
practical politics. But in the D6mocratio
party, as much as in the Bepublican, the
campaign manager desired is not one who is
faithful to the party ideas, but the one who
can bring in the contributions from the
millionaires and pujl the wires that will
work the practical politicians. As Gorman
can do this rather better than Barnum did,
he is the evident successor to the Connecti
cut manager, whose purchases of mules
made his most successful record No better
evidence of the justice of the outcry against
the money power as ruling parties is needed
than the fact that the election of Barnum
shows that the money power is supreme in
the Democratic as in the Bepublican organ
BISHOP POTTEB'S BUGLE CALL.
A very healthy symptom is found In
the interest which the nation at large
has taken in the remarkable speech
made by Bishop Potter at the Cen
tennial celebration in New York City.
The echoes of that great festival are dying
away, the speeches of most of the orators
are already forgotten, but the solemn warn
ing ot SishopPotter that the people and the
Government, which is the people again, of
these "United States have not remained true
to the high ideals and standards of the
founders of the Republic is being still dis
cussed everywhere. , Immense editions of
the speech in pamphlet form have already
been sold, and the demand is rather increas
ing than decreasing.
So long as the weighty words from such an
eminent and impartial counselor as Bishop
Potter are accorded this sort of considera
tion it cannot be said that the American
people are heedless of their condition or
averse to hearing cogent but unpalatable
words of warning. Even the condemnation
of Bishop Potter's utterances to be found in
certain quarters serves a good purpose. It
locates with sufficient exactness the forces
which are operating to the injury of the re
public There are many who do not like
Bishop Potter's views on the same ground as
that which makes a saloon keeper without a
lioense dislike the Brooks law. It is well
the people should be alive to the necessity of
guarding their liberties. They can guard
them all the better when they know who are
the friends and who are the foes of the re
public. THE BALB-EKOBBEBS' TURN",
The Missouri individuals known as -leaders
of the "Bald Knobbers" of Ozark county,
had a bad quarter of an hour yesterday in
the jail yard, where by the blundering of
the Sherifi's officers deputed to hang them,
the execution was, what a correspondent de
scribes as simply "a bungled butchery."
The ropes broke; the victims were really
twice put through the awful ordeal, amidst
most terrible writhing and groaning. As
the "Bald Knobbers," like the "White
Caps" in other quarters, had counted on
their influence to escape the penalties of
their unlawful acts, yesterday's scene was a
terrible disillusion. As a lesson to the ele
ment, part cowardly and part imbecile,
which resorts to mob law and secret plotting
and midnight violence as- a substitute for
the law of the land, the Ozark executions
shonld serve a useful purpose. That they
,were barbarous in their manner will not,
ever, be excused, even by the thought that
such bungling adds new horrors to the gal
lows and to the crimes which lead to it.
Replying to the criticisms upon the
failure of New York City to erect the prom
ised monument to Grant, the New York
TForZd says: "The impression seems to be
that, inasmuch as General Grant only
fought to save New York City, the citizens
of the metropolis shouldered his monu
ment." This is, of course, the best case
that the esteemed World can make for the
place of 'its publication; but it fails to state
the case correctly. The impression is not
what it says; bnt there is a very decided im
pression to the effect that inasmuch as the
citizens of New York secured the burial of
General Grant at Biverside, by the promise
of a $1,000,000 monument, they ought at
least to pay 25 per cent on their obligations
by putting' up a $250,000 monument.
The presence of Private Secretary Leach
and the son of his father, Dick Quay, as
Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the
State Bepublican Committee, does not look
as if the junior Senator were losing his grip
on the throttle of the machine.
The report that Mr. Go wen is interested
in the Starr case for the purpose of crippling
the Pennsylvania Railroad by. forcing the
Pennsylvania Company to erect elevated
tracks inAUegheny, is a rather flagrant
case of the cock-and-bull order. In the first
place the Pennsylvania Company wishes to
build elevated tracks, but an intelligent
view of the public interests makes sunken
tracks preferable. Next, both Mr. Gowen
and every one else who knows anything on
the subject, knows that the" Pennsylvania
Bailroad is not to be crippled in that way.
Finally, Mr. Gowen is. a very good attorney,
and the people who think that therejshould
be a punishment for criminal negligence
concluded that he wonld make' a good advo
cate of their views.
Mb. Pabnell's testimony with regard
to Mr. Patrick Ford, seems to seriously
damage the market value of the latter
gentleman in the campaigns in which it is
desired by American political managers to
vcatch the Irish vote. . '
Colonel Elliott F. Shepabd re
cently gave a dinner to some Southern and
Northern gentlemen, and then published in
his paper what was stated editorially to be,
"a verbatim 'report of the many remarkable
speeches made by representative leaders of
Northern and Southern" gentlemen at a
private dinner' in this city," The jour
nalistic enterprise involved in giving a
private dinner and having a short-hand re
porter behind the screen to take down the
speeches, leads . to the hope that in time
Colonel Shepard will strike the great jour
nalistic feat of inviting a prominent man to
stbp at his hoUse-andgiving full reports in,
his paper; of the manner in which the guest
, ErpKKiVEMis heretofore made, in PeiuR
sylvania, with regard "to the' sugar beet in
dustry, have not been successful; but Clans
Spfeckels' last enterprise in Philadelphia
seems destined to make a successful example
of a sugar beat..
Thk act that Senator Stewart's speech
on the indebtedness of the Pacific rail
ways is being distributed about the country
under the SenatoriaAfrank of Senator
Stanford, which is said by-ihe New York
TTorW to show the purpose for which
Stanford occupies a place in the United
States Senate. It was well enough known
before what Stanford was in the Senate for;
but the same fact seems to have about an
equal bearing upon the powers which pnt
Stewart in the United States Senate and
keeps him there.
D. Websteb Flanioan, of Texas, in
forms the administration that he wants to
be a Collector of Internal Revenue. Flani
gan has no Intention of allowing any doubt
on the part of the administration as to what
he is there for. .
Ninety in the shade and 35 at high noon
are not Unbearable degrees of temperature
when approached gradually. But the square
chunks of the two kinds of weather to which
we have been treated in the last two weeks
were iuu uurujji, iur enjoyment, xtow tnai
the atmosphere has been cleared by the hail
and thunder, let us hope ihat the weather
can conduct itself in a more equable 'man
ner, While Other points as to the effects ot the
recent frost may be in doubt, the intelli
gence comes in very decidedly from the dis
tricts of Illinois and Indiana that the cold
snap has not killed off any of the crop of of
fice seekers. - ,
The number Of new natural gas com
panies that are being formed to supply manu
facturing concerns, should warn the present
companies of the good policy to be followed
by putting their rates for domestio service
low enough not to offer a premium upon new
competition in that most profitable branch
of their business.
The old bear story has a very pertinent
application to a present contest. The pubho
can stand aside and cry, "Go it, Ben; go it,
Porter," with the utmost enthusiasm and
sangfroid as to iow the contest eventually
.Having turned the $6,000,000 investment,
in the South Penn Bailroad into a dead,'
issue, the Pennsylvania Bailroad now in-f
tends tojmt $6,000,000 more stock on its own j
road; thus the amount ot stock is kept even,;
whatever the actual operations of the rail-
road may be.
PEOPLE OF PEOHLNEtfCE.
-Geoeqe Banceott, the historian, who is
now 89 years old, has sold his riding horse. Mr.
Bancroft has been for many years an enthusi
astic equestrian. He feels that he never again
Will be strong enough to mount a horse.
Miss Aunold, the sister of Mrs. Humphrey
Ward and the original of Hose in "Robert Els
mere," has been visiting Mrs. Edward H.
Coates in Germantown, Pa. The resemblance
between the two sisters is great, but Miss Ar
nold is taller than Mrs. Ward.
Some surprise has been expressed because
Mrs. Harrison, wife of the President, has
figured touch a small degree In newspaper
gossip. The fact is that Mrs. Harrison has
personally requested Washington correspond
ents to refer to her as seldom as possible.
They have treated her, therefore, with the
courtesy her retiring disposition craves.
Hadji Hassein Hhouli Khan has ex
hibited a great admiration for Sir Julian
Pauncefote. The representatives of Persia
and England converse together in French, and
Sir Julian says that the Persian is a very clever
man. So far has their friendship gone that
they have arranged a trip to Lenox together
late in the summer.
Eveby conceivable scheme has been worked J
to have the President and the Cabinet photo
graphed in a group. Personal friends of the
Chief Executive and members of the Cabinet
have solicited it as a personal favor to photog
raphers, but all overtures have been refused.
General Harrison and Mr. Wanamaker are es
pecially averse to having their photographs
displayed in public places.
Lewis Wundeb, the Superintendentof the
Inquiry Division of the Philadelphia Postof
lice, has just completed his fortieth year of
service as a postal official. He was appointed a
stamp clerk In 1849, during the administration
of President Taylor. -He has served under 12
of the 20 postmasters that Philadelphia has
had, and during his long term of service has
not been suspended. Mr. Wunder is 61 years of
age, and is hale, hearty and good for another
quarter of a century of active work.
Eeastus WnfAN, the capitalist orator, is a
Canadian by accident only. His parents were
natives ot Troy, ana his father, who was a good,
honest laboring man, went to Toronto in search
of work before the future hot gospeler of com
mercial annexation was born. Young Wiman
had a very hard time of it, and it was only his
indomitable pluck which elevated him from
the situation of a newsboy to the place of man
ager of Dun's Mercantile Agency. His present
salary is said to be something like 0,000 a
year, so that he is one of the best paid employes
in New York,
HIS QUEER COMBINE.
A Jamestown Preacher Publicly Proclaims
His Disbelief la the Bible.
Jamestown, N. Y., May 10. The Rev.
Henry Frank has caused a sensation in the re
ligious community by publicly proclaiming
that the Bible Is not inspired and therefore not
infallible. Be is a converted Hebrew, still
young. While pastor of the First- Congrega
tional Church here he became a convert to Dr.
J. G. Townsend's new theology, resigned and
took the pulpit of the Independent Congrega
tional Church. Socially Mr. Frank stands well,
while his congregation in numbers will compare
with any in town. In his denial of the divine
oriein of the Bible Mr. Frank says:
"The higher criticism now proves that the
gospels were not written at all by any of the
authors to whom attributed. Criticism corn
pels' us to admit that we cannot take every
statement in the Old or New Testament to be
absolute, but that the entire story of Jesus
must be examined elsewhere, and only that ac
cepted as true which history does not force us'
to declare1 is untrue. Therefore the statement
that the Bible is an infallible book of Divine
revelation to humanity, an unqualified and
absolute guide to faith and practice, and the
only book in all the world containing a so-called
revelation is unhlstorical, uncritical and un
Mr. Frank's congregation are blinking at'his
boldness, but say they will stand by him
through thick and thin.
An Architectural Curiosity.
From the Detroit Free Press.
B The first honse in Chicago to have front and
back stairs was such a curiosity that it drew
like a circus. The owner of it refused to let
his hired man and girl eat at his table, and pub
lic opinion almost drove him out of town.
Not Explicit Enough.
From the MJn nenpolls Tribune.
A"Chicago paper, under the head of "Per
sons and Things," has two paragraphs, one
referring to General Butler and the other to
General Badeau. May we ask our cotem
porary which is the '"person" and which the
Colonel Shepard Calls a Halt.
From the Mew fork Mall and Express.
Admiral Porter and General Butler, hush I
The war was ended a long time ago.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
John P. Sanlsbary.
"WlillljrOTOjr, bL'.Mayii6.-JohnP. Sauts
bury, Secretary Of state, died this morning, t his
home in Dover. He hid been 111 alnta hU return
irom the .New York OeHtfiBll celebration, lie-!
WHiueciuegb ayu iu waasceuor wmtrn dbuis
fearr. who was united. Hutu -- DoU.
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TBI TOPICAL TAUKI8.
Tho Infant Appetite Straw Hat Pheneaeva
A Millionaire's Idea ill Hall!
IN these very hot days the average man has,
little appetite for solids. But the weather aoej
not seem to affect the appetite of an esteemed
infant whose acquaintance I value highly la
the interest of science.
For Instance this babe, .aged 13 months, two
days ago started out on a gormandizing tour by
biting out a diamond from an elder sister'srlng
and swallowing it. This, was not discovered
until yesterday, A few hours later he was dis
covered in the act of devouring horse-radish,
and when the bottle of this mordant condi
ment was taken from him, he devoted his at
tention to a package of baking powder, which
he broke open and .then swallowed two hand
fulls of the contents.
Naturally the babe rose with the occasion.
For half an hour after the baking powder
episode tho babe waS nlsslng. His absence at
last alarmed his mother Mid she started to
search for him. She called him loudly, but no
.answer came. He was not in the parlor, din
ing room, kitchen or bedrooms. Where could
he bar Only one place Mmalhedj-thS" cellar.
Thither she flew.
The infant was there. He had turned on the
snigot of a a ten gallon carbon oil cab and was
to the best of his'' ability absorbing the fluid as
it fell In a Continuous stream. Nobody seems
to know how much oil the babe inbibed, but it
is gratlf yinc to State that it apparently did him
In spite of the eminent propriety of seeking
comfort and coolness in a straw hat, as yet
only one or two summer tiles have been seen
on the streets. .
It Is curious to note how the straw hat comes
into use every year. No man likes to be the
first to don a roof of straw, but at last some
extra-courageous mortal starts the ball. After
he has sported the straw for a day or two you
will see dozens of men following bis example.
In a week the dozens will have increased to
hundreds. It is always the same.
Simpijcitt and stinginess very often are to
be found in the character of a millionaire. The
former quality is lovely; the latter is not.
Not long ago a Western millionaire was visit
ing friends in this city, and. Just before starting
for home, his hostess suggested that a lunch
basket nicely stocked might prove an agreeable
companion for htm during the Journey. The
millionaire declined, however, saying that he
had some of the lunch he had brought with
him from the West still uneaten.
He was induced to bring out the remnants of
the lunch. The basket had been filled with
cake and bread and butter originally. Since
the filling three weeks had elapsed. The bread
was as dry as a shingle with a fine polish upon
it, while the cake was about as palatable as
But the man, whose check for $8,000,000 would
be honored, was content with the shingle and
sawdust, and went his way rejoicing,
'When thunder rolled but yesterday,
And eke there blew a gale,
A man perspiring In the dust
Exultant cried: "All ball!'
Alul. he no umbrella had.
Nor shelter or avail,
And he was drenched because. the storm
The Qnnv-Sherman Row Settled, bnt Hart'
Coramtulon Still Withheld.
Prom the Washington Post.
The ever-to-be-remembered row which Sena
tor Quay kicked up when he learned that Hon.
Alphonso Hart, of Ohio, was to be appointed
Solicitor ot Internal Revenue, and that Hon.
B. F. Gllkeson, of Pennsylvania, was not, is in
a fair way to a Settlement. Benator Sherman
was completely exonerated. It Is understood,
from bad faith in the matter, though a cloud
still hangs above the heads ot Congressmen
Butterworth and McKinley. Mr. Gllkeson is
being urged for the judicial vacancy made by
the death of Judge Thomas Settle in the
Northern district of Florida. Benator Quay
will be quite content if the appointment can be
Mr. Gllkeson Is at the Riggs. He Is about
the size and build ot Major McKinley, has a
strong, intelligent face, and a modesty which
will not allow him to be considered as a candi
date for any place. Ho came down here April
1, and went home a few days later under the
impression that he was the Solicitor of Internal
Revenue, when to his Intense surprise another
man stepped between him and the office. Bat
it is kind of queer Mr. Hart has not yet re
ceived his commission, and bis appointment
seemed settled beyond a doubt three weeks ago.
What is the matter with Hartf
Mr. Gllkeson Is a lawyer of many years'
practice and high reputation, and he comes of
a oruiiant ancestry oi lawyers.
EMMA ABBOTT-'S TOMB.
She Will Erect no Imposing Dlnnsolenra
for Her Lots Hatband Rod Herself.
Philadelphia, May 10. Emma Abbotthas
contracted with P. Relnbardt & Co., of this
-city, for a monument to be erected to the
memory of her late husband, Eugene L. vVeth
erell. The monument will bo composed of various
kinds of marble, and underneath will be a
vault capable of holding two bodies. Miss Ab
bott has expressed the intention of having her
self cremated bo the, urn containing her ashes
will bo placed alongside her husband's body.
Above the vault will be a canopy of white
marble, supported by four pillars in Gothic
style and surmounted by a winged female
figure symbolical of Hope. The monument is
to be erected in Gloucester, Mass, and will cost
$85,000, which, together with the plans she has
made tor improving and decorating the lot,
will bring the expense above 5100,000.
THE STANDARD OBJECTS.
Petition Piled to Enjoin Toledo Trustees
Prom Buying Gns Lands.
Toledo, O., May 10. The Standard Oil Com
pany showed its band to-'ay in the gas fight,
when Charles' F. Curtis and Dewey, Rogers &
Co. filed a petition with the Clerk of the Court
asking that the trustees of the City PipeLine
be enjoined from buying gas lands and Issuing
bonds. The cause for this action is that the
act passed by the Legislature was unconstitu
tional, as well as the election by which the
enabling aet was indorsed. Among other
things the petition avers that the business of
furnishing heat and fuel to. private citizens is
not of such a public nature as will warrant the
levy of taxes.- It also sets forth toe claim that
the city owns no gas lands nor wells.
They Don't All Die Young.
Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, is nearing 60,.
bnt his four scora years sit lightly on him, and
at the banquet of the Sons of Veterans at
Bangor Wednesday evening he responded to
tho first toast, "Our Fathers," as though he
were but a boy yet. One can hardly realize
that half a century ago he was Speaker of the
Maine House ot .Representatives, or .that
while John Tyler was President he represented
Mainein Congress. It is not truo that the good
always die yonng.
from the Boston Globe.l
Admiral Porter is a great hero, and has done
many wonderful things. We know it, because
he says so himself.
A Fashion They Can Follow.
From the Baltimore American.'!
The announcement that the Prince of Wales
never pays a tailor's bill is glad news to tho
AFTER MANY" YEARS.
The l,ong that once 1 dreamed about,
The tender, touching thing.
As radiant as.tbe rose without
The love of wind and wing;
The perfect verses to tho tune
-' Of woodlawn music set,
. As beautiful as afternoon,
Remain unwritten yet.
It Is too late to write them now
The ancient fire Is cold;
Bo ardent lights Illume the brow,
'- As In the days of old.
I cannot dream the dreara again;
But when the happy birds
Are singing In the unnyraln,
I think I hear its words.
I think I hear the echo.still
Of long forgotten tones.
When evening winds are on the hill ' 4
-And sunset fires the cones, .
-Bnt only in tbe'honrMunreme - t:
With songs of Iinflan'd ?... . '
Thelyricsbffaelea-fafa stream, .
aaweeseesNirsM , . i -n.
ART AMD ARflSTS.
Tie 151. Keceptlsa Gives by the FHtrtarg
Society Last Night.
The one hundred and fifty-first reception of
the Pittsburg Art Society -was held last night,
lh-the Pittsburg Club Theater. In spite ot tho
inclemency of the weather the friends' of "the
society and most of the-best known lovers of
art from the two cities were present.
Around the walls of the pretty little hall
there were numerous etchings and water-color
pictures. exhibited, which had been furnished,
to the society by the New YOrk Etching Club.
All of tbem were production of Edith Lorlng"
Gctchell, and most of them, were well wortny
tho admiration and favorable comments which
were bestowed by tHe guests.
But there had also been a very One pro
gramme arranged for the musical entertain
ment of the evening. Some of our best local
talent, both in 'instrumentation and song.
rendered the selections of the programme.
Mrs. A. Israel and Mrs. Josian cohen mayed as
a piano duet Mendelssohn's concerto, "An
danto Presto;" Mrs. B. B. Trauerman sang a
song from Mozart's opera, "Figaro's Wedding?'
Mrs. Enoch Raub, nee Bertha Floersheim,
performed a piano solo. Other musicians were
Mr. Charles Cooper ant) Mr. S. Floershoim.
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S SOCIAL.
The Children of the Daqaesne School En
tertain Their Friends.
The school children of the First ward school
gave a grand entertainment last night, con
sisting of recitations, singing, musical rendi
tions and dramatic exhibitions. A first-class
pfogrammenad been arranged for the occasion
and everything went off very successfully.
Amonir the nerformers were the folic
Among the performers were the following
named children r Miss Kate Erisman. William
Aland, J. LvCurley, G. and M. O'Brien, F. Mc
Carron, J. Hazel J Hibbert, Magnire, Hill,
Miss Sadie Teener. Misses Bradr and Camp
bell, Masters Nee, Aland and Curlev; Miss
Sadie Cadey, Miss McDonough, Miss Kate
Donahue, J. McMahon, Misses Gaffoy and
Guckenhelm, Miss Mary Logan, Misses Rice,
Madden and Wise; Tessie Gaffer, Miss Klein,
Wise, Hutchinson, Broderlck, Maguire. Mrs.
Ida Farrell aoted as accompanist.
MUSIC AND A LECTURE.
The Entertainment Given by Child Post, G.
A. K.. Last Night.
A musical" and literary entertainment was
given last night by the Colonel James H.
ChUdsPostNo.230, G. A. R.,' at tho Eleventh
ward school. A large audience was present
and an excellent programme was presented.
A lecture on "Six Weeks Among Mexicans"
was given by Dr. George MacCord, or Post 230,
and songs were rendered' by 12 pupils of the
Eleventh ward schools. '
The others taking part were W. R. Ford,
George Berger, S. Nolan, Hooper Bros.. Mrs.
Emma B. Belgbel and Miss Mattie Troupe.
The exercises consisted ot recitations and vocal
and instrumental selections.
A Mnslcnl Entertainment.
A musical entertainment for the benefit. of
Branch 88. C. M. B. A., was held last evening
in Klopfer'sHall, Lawrence ville.
Euchre Pnrty at Glendale.
Miss Emma Fralicb, of Glondale, gave a
euchre party last evenlnginhonorof Miss Flor
ence Dwart, of Johnstown.
CARELESS LETTER WRITERS.
Reasons Why Their OUsalvea Fall to Beach
the Persons Addressed.
Carelessness Is a more frequent cause of mis
directed letters than ignorance. Persons write
all sorts of things on their envelopes. -One
man absent-mindedly writes "My darling wife"
on his envelope and drops It into the box: an
other writes "Yours truly," and signs his own
name; many give only the name ot the State,
and not a few foreigners address, for example,
"John Robinson, America." One of the young
ladles in this office, who. is gifted with a won
derful memory, once traced a man and deliv
ered to him a letter thus meagerly addressed.
Two years later a letter came for the same
man, but was directed to the wrong city. This
young lady remembered not only the man's
name, bnt his street adaress, and sent his letter
to him. Although nearly a million letters go
through her hands In a year, it is said she never
forgets an address which she has traced out.
The result is, she knows the addresses ot mil
lions of persons whose correspondents do not
know'as mudh abbut them.
Perhaps the most interesting phase of these
young ladies' work is that which relates to the
tracing of persons' Intentions by association of
ideas. For example, a letter is addressed to a
certain street and number in Niagara. There
is no sueh street in Niagara, but there is in
Saratoga Niagara and Saratoga are both re
sorts. The lette is sent to Saratoga and the
person is found. Another lotter is misdirected
to Summerfield, Mass. The writer of It had a
season of the year in mind. The young ladles
send bis letter to Springfield, and find the per
son to whom it is addressed.
IT'S OKLT MAESH GAS.
Great Hopes Rnlscd and Dnsbed at the
Spreckels Sngar Refinery.
Philadelphia, May 10. The digging of the
well at the Spreckels sugar refinery, which it
was thought contained a natural gas spring, is
being proceeded with vigorously at the foot of
Reed street, on the Delaware river. It was
thought yesterday that tho flow will not prove
what was expected of it. The impression pre
vails that the gas is of the kind which is always
forced out of swampy ground when a heavy
pressure is placed upon iw and it Is supposed
that the immense weight ot the foundations
forsthenew refineries has had Something to do
with it. The ground was formerly very
swampy.butwas recently filledin.Mr.Sprecxels
does not believe that natural gas has been dis-
well will be developed to its fullest capac:
White Indorsed and Shims Condemned,
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Gbove Orrr, May 10. At a largely attended
prohibition amendment meeting hero last
night resolutions were adopted commending
Judge White's actions in the License Court
and condemning Representative Sniras, whose
action, the resolution said, "was a step toward
the Intimidation of the Judiciary in the free ex
ercise of their sworn duties,"
To be Conducted by Mr. Wnles.
"The'Llop of Peru" will bd given by tho Bos
ton Ideals at the Opera Honso again this after
noon. In accordance with a suggestion of
-Manager Foster, Mr. Leonard Wales will him
self conduct the opera. An effort will be mado
to remedy some of the imperfections in Thurs
day night's work, and a more satisfactory pro
duction of the new opera may be expected.
Impossible to Ascertain.
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.1 i""
Admiral Porter (to Ben Butler) Were you
looking at me, sahf
Ben Butler That's a thing they tell mo con
fidentially that no fellah can find out.'
Wild cats at times make the night hideous
at Belleville,-Miffin county,
A SWAem of bees lodged on the barbershop
of John Runyan, at Pottstown, making things
quite lively for a time.
TBAMPSwero never so plentiful aleng the
old Lancaster pike. They herd in the hedges
and Infest the Bryn Mawr scenery..
Samuel Pbobst. of Clinton county, has
among his parlor bric-a-brac an ax which be
brought from Switzerland, in 1833.
HenbyDkeisbach, of Cherryville, North
ampton county, aged 80 years, has died of a
broken heart from grief at the death of his son,
which occurred three weeks ago.
. See miles from Kntztovn. Berks county, Is a
tare having an abundance of stalactites and
stalagmites of different colors and varying in
size from the small Icicle to,tbe pillar of an
Mb, Reskoth, a McConnelsburg hotel
keeper, being tronblcd with an acbmg molar;
went to a tlnshop, grasped a pair of stout
pincers, fastened on to tho tooth, and at the
second effort yanked it out.
At the burial of Mrs. McPike, in Altoona, a
couple of days since, a ladyand gentleman rec
ognized each other just as the coffin was being
lowered. They had been the bridesmaid and
groomsman at the wedding of the deceased, 23
years ago, and bad never since met.
In MeadviUc, last Snnday, a family living;
close, by a church amused themselves by hold-'
in a band-mirror at such an angle as to throw
flashes "of sunlight into the eyes, 6"f the" wor
shipers. The minister stood it as long as ho
could, andjthen walked to the Weuse, rang tbc
beUasd ntiae4 tfce haisrs tfcatH the aet
SUI 'rASAAAiaa A WsMsdsl tttttlkA tslVM 4akAaM
iTf't A Efliffl JTV ITfM HI HI Is WH si
A Itallaa. bey having four ears
fannd asleee on a Philadelphia doorstep a fewl
A. Chieago paper reierrea io a State
Senator as Mr. thos-h-joaes, and he has sued"
for 175,080 damages.
A young ssaa naed lieatherers, of
Plttsford.MIch., died from the effects of drink,
lng maple sap t4 excess.
All the men In Hermansville, Mich.',
are wearing whiskers now. The only barber la
the town went to OkHhoma.
Ex-Sheriff T 0. Kennedy, of Mound
City, 111., 80 years of age. has Just married
woman nearly 60 years younger thanmmselr.
Brazil sends us 69 per cenfr of the total
amount of coffee imported, and-the cost per
pound Is slx-tenths of a cent cheaper than any
other. s ,. ,j. '
An Ohio church deacon exclaimed,
"ConsarnitalltoTexaar'and the verdictio
the church Investigation was: "Nbtjgufltyt
but In bad taste." . 7 "!
A new strike of rich ore Isrepertei
n me iu uup mine, in i;oiorauo(A"v
pouna cnuns taken out it was estimawa.
run iu.uou ounces silver.
A Bay City, Mich., constable
serve a commissioner's notice On a woman
that place Saturday and she threw a cup of
tea in hia face. He fled.
Mr.Pulver, oi North Vineland.'N.
last half century. The total consumption
io uaia amounts io 1,0X1 dozen.
There is one barroom in New York
- decoration .and furniture of which cost $200,068,
There are scores of them that are fitted np at
an expense of over $50,000 each.
II ! 1 1
Bay City, Mich., will have a matckjs
factory in operation in two weeks, and It is eofrfj;..
pected 100 boxes of matches will be made and V
boxed op every second it Is in operation. v
There is in the poorhouse at Albany,
Ga-, a negro who says he Is 122 years old, and
that he used to see George Washington of ten,
and "hist my hat and say howdy to him." .
A Virginia woman, who keeps a toll
gate on the BerrysviUe highway has had to
shoot three tramps thus far this spring, and
she looks forward to an unusually brisk season
in that line.
Four locomotives, to be run by soda,
which takes the place of fire under the boiler,
have been built in Philadelphia. They are for
service on the streets of Minneapolis, where
steam engines are forbidden. -
Outside the President's mair 500 letters" -come
to the White House every day. It re-
nnlrpi lnnrm f nnA n m.n tft wnrlr till mid.
night to answer them. Lice Halford replies to
the most important ones by dictating to MIM
Sanger, who type-writes what he says.
A Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) doctor, whosa'
nose was pierced by a rifle ball last week, per
formed an operation upon it. In healing one
of his nostrils was closed np, and after two
trips to Detroit and finding no relief, the doe
tor proceeded to bore a hole up through his
nostril, and now can smell a dinner as far away
A peculiar attempt to evade both the
customs and quarantine regulations is reported
from Windsor to the Customs Department. AT
railway car containing a horse, several sheep
and several bales of hay was duly reported at
customs. One ot the" officials found a thorough
bred bull wedged In between the hay and the'
rear of the car. .,
One of the novelties which an Augusta
(Me.) firm is sending out are electric spectacles.
At the end of each bow is a miniature thermo
electric pile, in which the electricity is gener
ated by the beat of the brows. The current
passing along the bows ana rims, wnicn are
Is said to bo hlcblj bono
flcial to the eyes.
Undoubtedly the largest bass ever
caught In the Hudson river was taken near
Peekskill on Monday last. It weighed 70
pounds. New York market men heard of the
big catch and telegraphed to get it, but the
fisherman wouldn't send it to New York to be
exhibited on a fish stand. More money was ob-f-. 1
talned for it by cutting the bass into steaks and-T
selling it in Peekskill. It was over Ave feet -long.
A queer divorce suit is on trial at Grand
Rapids. Both complainant and defendant1 are (
members of a .theatrical company and were ac-.. -'
customed to playing a piece in wnicn they tooic i
parts as principals in a marriage ceremonrnnS t,
der their stage names. The coniplalnrcrtf
claims that the husband got a real JusticVrof 1
the Peace to perform the ceremony one night I
when the company was playing in an'OhioV
town, ana alter (no piece ciauncu ner asms
wife; that she was unconscious of the marriage
and that it ought not to be binding because the
real names ot the parties were nt used.
News has been received at- the City of
Mexico ol a discovery of great archaeological
importance in the State of Chiapas, near the
ruins of Palanque, being nothing less than a
large city hidden-ln the depths of the forests.
Some buildings are five stories high and in a
good Btate of preservation. There is a well
paved road several miles in length still per
ceivable in the midst of a tropical forest. Very
lew particulars have been received, but the re
port comes from good sources. Palanque is
said to be a mere vintage in comparison with
this lost city of prehistoric times.
A St. Louis tailor promised a customer
that he would have his new suit done in a few
minutes. The young man said: "All right. Pa"
going across the street to take a bath. Send
the clothes over there." The tailor agreed and
the young man went to his bath. One of the
attendants offered him t5 for his old clothes,
the offer was accepted and the transfer made.
The young man finished bis batb, but the new
garments didn't come. He waited and grew
impatient. He was kept in the bathroom for
five mortal hours before the suit came. Then
he took his-departure vowing never to trust a
tailor's word again. , '
A curious illustration of the treasures'
of the soil, often overlooked for a long time, is
the discovery ot mineral wax in Utah. It was
discovered three yers ago on the Una of the
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, covering an
area of 150 acres. Over 1,000 tons a year are se
cured. It looks like the wax that is made by
bees, and can be used for the same purpose. It
Is mixed with paraflne in making candles, and
is used in the insulation of electric wiies. It
needs no refining for ordinary uses. The dis
covery is a hut to our land owners that their
farms often contain riches that are overlooked.
The Pennsylvania farmers worked the oil fields
for generations without a dream of the wealth
PDNNY MEN'S FANCIES. ,
That's the Trouble. Harry Talways pay
as I go. t
Larry (feelingly) Yes, but you don't gol-j
"I am very closely attached to yondear-
est," he softly murmured. jm
"Yes. I feel that you are, bnt stop now," please.?
tVe'rn too near the house." JltnncavolU'Triim
Virginians have formed a club in Nejrjl
YorS, Theflrst Virginian ciuDwas meoneinatj
Pocahontas defied when she asked old Po wh'attanf
not to decrease the Smith family, JfuinsapoKjt
Tribune. ,r. T$
A tht nMnMft "Mission. Teftnlieiv Anil -.
now, Hong For, canyon tell me the meaning oft
thowordj "Goto," io frequently found &) to
Holy Scriptures? . -
Hong Foy Yesse msml Him slice Samey,
Come off." Drake' t itagcaine.
He Knew Her. Mrs. Hendricks Bertie,
yourmother Is calling you. '
Bertie Teaser-Yes'm, I know It. But I guess
she don't want me very bad.
sirs. Hendricks She's called you seven tunes.
Bertie Teaser Yes, I know; bnt she haia't
yelled Albert, " yet-Time,
. Better Prices for Gas. "That's TipkinsV'l
darter. Her mother used to do the washln ic .
Brown's folks, you-remember." &
' 'It l2 They must er made money somehow." 'am
"Yes:,hemade a pile out of natural gas in jm
lav." . J
"Natural- gasl Why that's what kept.Mia, sol
poor here. He never did anything out lajjruiiua
anagas, and never made a cent nyH.'"-a-.
A BAEID K-IOBT,
On wings of light
And leave a dismal trail,
Wonld Iosethe light,
in Tx-in? -with a snail.
A celebrated American college president
was conducting a lesson in mental phflosophyTI
Ah -ramie- centiemen. Ibave an lmnresslonjljj
said Be, as he touched bis head with his iorcangegl
"Can you tellmeirbat an impression isi'j,
"Wnatr No one knows? Nobody eanltcu mall
whataa impression 1?" exclaimed' thedoctor,'Q
loeUar unaad down the class.
''Ikaow,"sa4d one of the young, Keajaj.'Au
taweiosiHa.deat la a nn 9i,22z.Wl