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' A NOISY FAREWELL,
' President Harrison and Party
Leave Washington For a
AMID ROAR OF CANNON.
Ihey Tate Packages of Fishing
Tackle and the Babies, But
KO OSE KNOWS WHEEETHET'BE GOING.
Anxiety to See No Oflceseekers for a Few
Hoars- Drives the 'President From the
Capital The "White Hot Cleaned for
the Summer Scaaon Personnel of the
President's Family of Serrants Hon.
John Dalzell Gets In a Few Words for
Ills Friends Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Clarkson Does a Bis Half Week's
With much pomp and noise of booming
cannon, President Harrison and party, in
cluding the two precious White House
babies, left "Washington yesterday for a
Sunday ont on the water, away Jrom office
seekers and other capital pests. The White
House has been thoroughly cleaned for the
summer season. Hon. John Dalzell toot
in Washington yesterday, casually talking
over the chances oi some of the local appli
cants for offices, as he did so.
ISrXOU. TZLXOBJLX TO THX CISrjLTCB.l
Washington, May lL--The departure
of President Harrison's party this morning
was an Imposing aflair. The United States
steamer Despatch was pressed into service,
the same pretty little steamer used so often
by Mr. Arthur, while President Arthur was
wonto bewhirled along the avenue and
down the navy yard boulevard, and along
side the steamer in great style, behind four
spanking bays and coachman and footman
in gorgeous livery, President Harrison was
content to-day with two horses, but he per
mitted a tremendous salute of cannon to be
fired, which was regularly forbidden by
Mr. Arthur. As for Mr. Cleveland, he
never could be persuaded to employ Gov
ernment property for his private pleasure,
except that legally allotted to him.
Democrats are commenting freely this
evening on the noise and pomp of the de
parture of the morning, but the average
Washington'xitizen likes to see such things,
as they furnish additional local attractions,
and bo the incident is generally treated with
indifference or heartily commended.
The Prrsldcntal Party.
It was about 10:30 o'clock when three car
riages drove through the gates of the navy
yard and down to the wharf where the
United States steamer Despatch was moored.
In the first carriage were the President,
Mrs. Harrison, two nursemaids and as many
babies. In the second vehicle Secretary
Windom rod 2 alone, and the rather dintry
rig which brought up the tail end of the
procession was occupied by Secretary Busk.
All morning the officers and sailors ot the
boat had been busy preparing for the ar
rival of the party. Trie brass rail of the
upper deck shone like bnrnished gold in
the sun, the decks were swabbed white and
-clean, and every rope was neatlv coiled in
its"jKp?r ple Aw-fae- tai isasmigtai
cers and men fell into their places, and as
the President stepped out a big gun upon
the hill boomed a salute. The horses
pranced, Baby McKee chuckled and the
President smiled, Then he
Took the Baby In His Arms
and helped Mrs. Harrison from the carriage.
He walked over the gangway, holding the
child by the nana, and, while tbe Presi
dent's flag was run up to the top-gallant,
every man in sight raised his hat
secretary wiuaom was the next to go
on board, and then. Uncle Jerry Busk, who
had been critically looking the boat over,
stepped cautiously on the gangplank.
The gnns continued to boom, the hawsers
were slipped, and the boat glided ont into
the stream. A balmy breeze was blowing
over from the Virginia hills, and the com
pany took off their hats and the wind blew
through the rigging. Secretary Tracy, who
had up to this time been invisible, appeared
on deck. He had lor an hour been in the
In the Presidental luggage there were
several packages which looked as though
they might contain fishing tackle, but if
they did it was well concealed.
Nobody Knows Where They Went.
Just what the destination of the party
was no one would say, but it was hinted
that the steamer might be sailed down to
some quiet haven, seenre from cyclones and
office-seekers, where salt water breezes blow,
and anchored there, where the party could
be put ashore amid sylvan shades and enjoy
the sermons of the trees and brooks and
stones in the Almighty's first temples,
rather than in the heated pews of the Church
of the Covenant.
As the President wouldn't start for the
Centennial until midnight chimes had an
nounced the end of Sunday, it is very cer
tain he will not permit the Despatch to
sail home with him on Sunday, and so the
omcp-seecers wul De torcea to wait in lm
patient perspiration until Tuesday before
renewing their onset.
Secretary Halford did not accompany the
party, but started for Atlanta instead, to
meet Mrs. Halford, who is on her way home
Minister Lincoln was one of the few
callers before the early departure of the
President. He bade goodby to all his
friends and took his way to the New Tork
train. Hs will sail for England next Wed
nesday. Fixing- the White Honse for Summer.
Hardlv had the President vacated the
White House ere a body of workmen in
vaded the Cabinet room and library and
proceeded to pull up carpets and remove
curtains, preparatory to the summer
season, and instead of heavy brussels and
Turkish portieres, when the President re
turns he will find cool mattings on the
floors and light hangings at the windows of
Despite the announcement of the Presi
dent's departure, crowds of tourists thronged
the East room to-day, many of them being
intent upon shaking bands with tbe Presi
dent, and they were astonished to learn that
he was not in the city.
WITHOUT WARRANT OP LAW.
Twenty Cadets Who Failed to Pass Cannot
Have Another Trial.
rSFXCUX. TXI.ECBAM TO TBI BISPATCH.1
Washington, May 1L To-day's mail
from the Navy Department included letters
calculated to cause disappointment to 20
naval cadets who, after applying themselves
to study at the Naval Academy for several
years, cow find themselves denied the privi
lege of completing the course. These cadets
failed to pass the examination in the fourth
class, last winter, and the department
granted them leaves of absence with per
mission to try again and to join the fourth
class, which is to be examined this month.
The Attorner General has informed the
aecretary of me js avy was tnis action was
. . ". ...... i
wnuoui warraat 01 jw, ksu w eucw 1
cannot be reinstated without! the approval
oT the Academic Board. (The .board has
withheld its approval, anaSecretaryTracy'a
letter gives each ot the 20 eadets an oppor
tunity to resign.
1 '" SMI I I
WHITE HOUSE CLEANED.
The Prestsental Residence Prepared for
tbe Summer Solstice Personnel of the
Servants' Quarters Germans Evi
dently Preferred by tbe Har
risons Prrjndlce Against
tSrxCLlI. TXXXOSAK TO THX DISrATCH.1
Washington, May XL. Since return
ing from New York, Mrs. Harrison has
superintended tbe taking up ot all the car
pets in the private portion of the house, and
cool matting covers the floors instead. The
curtains and hangings are down and all the
woolens are packed away, beyond the reach
of the destroying moth.
3fcthing would so greatly delight Mrs.
Harrison's sense of good housekeeping as to
be able to personally supervise tbe annual
house cleaning at the White House. As
she is to live there for the next four winters,
she would like to give it the careful spring
attention her houses have always received
at her hands. Like Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Har
rison doesn't require the services of a house
keeper in the White House. Shehasaverv
trusty German maid whom she brought with
her from Indianapolis, and with her assist
ance toe Housekeeping is uoue very &ima
factorily to all concerned.
Present White Honse Servants.
"Tbe present White House steward is Hugo
Zieman, a German whom the President
brought with him from the Hotel Bichelieu,
in Chicago. He is not only a competent
servant, but a very shrewd, bright
fellow, who makes himself quite popular
about town. Mr.Phister, the florist, who has
been in the house since Mrs. Hayes' time,
is retained. Mrs. Harrison has her own
taste about the arrangement f flowers, and
often designs the flowers that are sent with
her compliments. Such was tbe case with
the white fern veiled pillow that was sent
Irom the White House for the luneral of
Mr. Justice Stanley Matthews, with the in
scription in purple, "Say not good night,
but in some lairer clime bid me good morn
ing." The lady of the White House also de
signed tbe slipper that she sent to Admiral
and Mrs. Porter on the eve of their golden
wedding celebration, and that was very
She Prefers Women Servants.
Still another domestic who has been in
the White House for several years is Dan,
a colored man, who was in the service of
both General Arthur and President Cleve
land. Mrs. Harrison thinks Dan is suitable
enough for a bachelor establishment, but is
scarcely so where there are ladies and chil
dren. Mrs. Harrison prefers women servants
about her, but has made no changes so far.
The greater portion ot Mrs. Harrison's
time is still employed with the miscellaneous
correspondence that is poured in upon her
every day. Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Lord
devote several hours every day to opening
and reading these unavailing missives for
the wife of tbe President has absolutely
nothing whatever to do with the apportion
ing of officers, the granting of pensions, or
the establishing of postotBces. As for the
progressive charity-chains, the number of
such letters is legion, and Mrs. Harrison
never hesitates to break the sequence. If
she responded ever so slightly to half the
calls made upon her for direct financial
bounties, the lady of the White House
would be hopelessly bankrupt within a
ANYTHING WILL DO.
Southern Office Seekers Nut Very Parti c-
nlar When Knocked Out of One Office
Any Other One Handy Will Please
Them Satisfied With Utile.
(ErrCIAL TELEGRAM TO THX DISrATCH.l
Washington, May 1L The President
is brought face to face daily with elements
in hnmsn .hijc,hjtt,u;rr",1rf ;twrj
ft -were possible. From no quarter is be be
set by so many perplexities,, as from the
South, for in no other section, are there so
many persons claiming reward for services.
In some instances vhe. has been
imposed upon mosthamelessly by men
who make the loudest professions
of personal fealty to himself. Members of
the Chicago convention have gone to him
with little stories of what they did in his
interest at the critical moment, when the
slightest examination shows that they never
supported him until everybody else did. A
delegate who first voted lor Blaine and then
yielded to the golden blandishments of
Alger is an applicant for a consulate. He
thinks that the President is deceived by his
professions, but his story is known and no
office will he get. This man is the editor of
a small Republican sheet in a remote cor
ner of the South. His case is not solitary.
Among the Southern States none had higher
expectations in the beginning than North
Carolina, and at present none is so thor
oughly discomfited. The Brazilian Mission,
the Consul Generalships at London and
Liverpool, the Consulate at Manchester
these are a few. of tbe offices asked for a lit
tle while ago. Nothing has yet been ob
tained, and nothing except a place or two in
the consular service is now looked for.
The disillusion is complete and paralyz
ing. Ex-Congressman Oliver H. Dockery,
who was the party's candidate for Governor
last year, and who had no doubt two months
ago that he would get something decidedly
rich in the service abroad, now says that he
will be periectiy satisfied with a place for
his son, who was formerly Consul at
Mr. Nichols, late candidate for the office
of Government Printer, is another ex-Congressman
from the Turpentine State, who
roosts less than he did. He denies that he
is an applicant for anything, and savs that
the President knows bow powerful bis back
in? is. and if he has anvthinir for him will
give it to him without his asking for it. It
is understood that Nichols will take a sub
ordinate place in the Government Printing
Office if he can get it
LOOKING OUT FOE FRIENDS.
Hon. John Dalzell Attending; to Appoint
ments In His District.
rsrXCUI. TXLXOILUf TO THX DUrATCH.l
Washington, May 11. Hon. John
Dalzell, who has been in New York on
legal business, took in Washington to-day
on his way to Pittsburg, for which place he
departed this evening. He called on the
Postmaster General, and had a somewhat
prolonged conversation with him in regard
to fourth-class postmasters in his district,
and from there called upon Commissioner
Tanner, at the Pension Office, for a brief
consultation touching the appointment of a
Pension Board for the Pittsburg district.
It is probable that within a day or two
Drs. J. O. Phillips, Wilson and Seip will
be appointed, though one authority quotes
the name of Dr. Crawford instead ot Dr.
KEEPING UP HIS LICK.
Assistant Postmaster General Clnrkson's
Good Half Week.
1 .'SrSCUL TXLXOBJLX TO THX PISPJLTCH.1
"Washington, April 1L Colonel Clark
son ground out 203 new postmasters from
his little mill to-day, making 660 for the
week, which is nearly as good a record as
any former week, considering that tbe
General was on duty only three days. Pol
lowing are those appointed for Pennsyl
Frank Thomas, Argus; Charles PotaBaker's
Summit; W. H. Jackson, Beaumont; Thomas
JL Archer, Crooked Creek: Mortimer Welfley.
Elk Uck C. Oberly, Wohnsdorf.
A "bright and handsome girl, smoking
cigarettes la the smotiBg car of a Hartford ex
press, attracted a -good ..deal of attention the
ether taT. Connecticut travelers are set ac-
ewMcaea to saca nguts.
FODR MINERS KILLED.
An Explosion of Fire Bams In a Coal Shaft
Owing to communication being cut off by
Friday evening's storm, it was impossible
to get any definite information- about the
explosion of fire damp in tbe
mines of the Block Coal Company
on the Tom's Run Railroad, near Chartlers.
Four men were killed outright and several
others injured. Tbe four miners were Hun
garians and had been warned not to go down
the shaft The air fans had not been work
ing since May 1, and the danger signals in
dicating that the mine was full of escaping
gas, were up.
The work oi rescuing the bodies progressed
very slowly on account of the-heavy gas,
which was overpowering. One of the men
was found near the bottom of the shaft.
The head, and one leg was entirely blown
off and the body badly disfigured. The
others will probably not be discovered for
Coroner McDowell and his chiet clerk.
Grant Miller, went to the scene yesterday
afternoon and started the inquest on tbe
four bodies. The evidence given by John
Adamson, the watchman, was to toe effect
that the deceased had been employed inthe
mines, but owing to a strike had been idle
for two weeks, They had secured work in
Ohio, and on Friday they told Mr.
Adamson they were going into the mine
for their tools. They went into the mine at
2 o'clock and at 7 in the evening they had
not returned. Upon entering the mine and
discovering fire damp he came out again
and notified the superintendent. The lat
ter joined him in the search for
the unfortunate victims. At 7 o'clock yes
terday morning tbe bodies were found.
Tbey were terribly mangled, burned and
jarred. They presented a fearful sight.
The four men killed were: Martin Tcr
shock, aged 47, married and leaves two chil
dren; Michael Marrowzitcfa, aged 32, mar
ried and leaves three children: John Adler
shitz, aged 27, single; Mark Szbulener, aged
THE LAW0N BETTING.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court Decides
a Case oi Interest to Gamblers.
Boston, May 11. Gambling men are in
terested in the decision to-day of the Su
preme Court in the case of Stephen F.
Jones against M. Cavanaugh. The de
fendant was a pool seller on November
22, 188C, at 'the , race course in North
Attleboro, where a toot race was to take
place between two men named Little and
Doalon. The pools were sold at auction by
the defendant, and the plaintiff purchased
ten pools for $750, at prices ranging from
$35 to $88, paying to defendant's clerk the
money and 'receiving the pools, which
were on Donlon to ' win against
Little. Plaintiff at the trial put in evi
dence tending to show that the race was de
clared off by the referee. Defendant claimed
and put in evidence tending to show that
the race was won by Little, and was so de
clared by the referee. No part of the money
was paid back, and no demand was ever
made upon the defendant.
The Superior Court ruled that betting
upon a foot race between two persons was a
gaming contract, and that the plaintiff, to
recover, must show that he bet his money
on the race; that he lost the bet, and that
the defendant, acting by himself or his
agents, was the winner; also that, in order
to recover outside the statute, plaintiff must
make a demand before bringing his suit.
The Court ordered a verdict for the defend
ant, and plaintiff excepted.
The Supreme Court holds that the ruling
of the Superior Court was correct, and that
a demand was necessary. The Court says:
Upon the facts stated we are of the opinion
that tbe defendant was a stakeholder and an
agent for a particular purpose; that the money
which made up the several pools was not re
ceived by him as his own, but to be held and
paid out tor others, and tbat if he could not
pay, as was expected, because the race was not
run, be had no other dntv in relation to it than
to keep it safely for those who were entitled to
it. The rnlingtbat outside of the statute the
action could not be maintained without a pre
vious demand was correct.
Ex-Senator McDonald Doesn't Think an In
diana Dion Wilt be Chosen.
rSPKCTAL TSXEGBJU TO TBI DISrATCTM
Indianapolis, May 1L The names of
the Eons. Joseph E. McDon-Id and S. P.
Sherin, present Secretary, for the chairman
ship of the National Democratic Committee
having been suggested, considerable inter
est has been aroused here. Mr. McDonald
says: "J have had no communication with
any of the members of the National Com
mittee, and if I have been considered in
connection with the chairmanship I am not
aware of it It would be contrary to custom
and precedent to go outside of the
committee membership for a chair
man, and I do not believe it wilt be
done. It is my opinion that the Chairman
will be Mr. Bnce, of Ohio, or Mr. Gorman,
of Maryland, if either of them will accept
the position. If the will not, and an In
diana man is wanted, I believe that Mr.
Sherin, the member of the committee Irom
this State, and at present the Secretary, is
most likely to be chosen. If they go out
side the committee, which is improbable, I
do not believe that I wonld be chosen, but
if I should be elected I would decline to ac
cept tbe position."
The leading Democratic politicians do
not seem to think there is any probability of
either Mr. McDonald or Mr. Sherin to be
chosen to fill the position. James H. Bice
was asked what he thought about the mat
ter. "1 do not think an Indiana man is
likely to be chosen," he replied. "The suc
cessor of Mr. Barnum is almost certain to
be Mr. Brice." The Evansville Courier
bitterly opposes McDonald, and advocates
the claims of Mr. Sherin, and asserts tbat
he is the greatest organizer among Indiana
A FATAL EL0PEJUENT.
The Attempt of a Negro to Rnn Oft" With a
Yonng White Girl.
IiOTJisville, May 11. At Winchester,
yesterday, Milton Bichmond, a burly negro,
started to elope with Lydia Strong, the 16-year-old
granddaughter of Judge Ed. Strong.
Strong, with a band of friends, pursued.
"When they overtook Bichmond he fired
upon them, sending a bullet through
Strong's hand. The party returned the
fire, killing Bichmond instantly. The
girl escaped unhurt
When thev returned home her father.
Pearl Strong, who had been absent, had got
back. At the sight of his daughter he fired
afher, and, missing his aim, tried to shoot
himself. He only inflicted a bad flesh
wound, when his pistol was taken away.
A Glassworker's Qnnrrel.
Prank Smith yesterday entered suit be
fore Alderman Shafer, of the Southside,
against George Lane, charging him with
aggravated assault and battery. The parties
are glassworkers, and the prosecutor claims
that Xang assaulted him with a blunt in
strument, knocking him down, and then
kicked him when he was down. The de
fendant was arrested and committed for a
hearing on Monday.
An Italian Free For AIL
A free fight among Italians occurred oh
Bedford avenue last night. OneDaconia,
who now 'lives in Turtle Creek, formerly
boarded with Malena on tbe Hill. He
went for his trunk last evening, but Malena,
it is said, 'wouldn't give it up. The fight
followed. Prane, Boseand Malena are in
jail. Dacoaia has a sore head.
A Shepherd la Trouble.
rsrXCUL TELIOBAX TO TBI DISPATCH. 1
Baleioh, N. C.,May 11. Eer. Father
J. .TBoyle, of the Church of the Sacred
Heart, of this city, has been arrested on a
serious chxrge preferred by the organist of
the church.. He is a young man aadfca
beea dkeipatiag far some weeks past. He
fa a satire ef PottmylvaBia,
THE SAMOAN SSABL
One of Germany's Proposals Causes
Some Serious Objections.-
A PEEMIEE TO EDLE THE ISLANDS
Is a Fart of the Plan Advanced by Count
STRIKES SPREADING OYER THE LAUD.
Tbe Toon? Empwor Sides With the Miners Against
The Samoan conference is endeavoring to
adopt a plan for the government of the
islands. Bismarck -wants a premier ap
pointed alternately by each of the powers
represented, with Germany to have first
turn. The other delegates do not favor this
plan. The great strikes in the mining and
6ther industries are causing much anxiety.
corraioirr, isso, bt otw toes associatxd
Beblin, May 11. The Samoan confer
ence held a plenary sitting to-day, begin
ning at 2-30 and concluding at 4:45 o'clock.
In their report-the committee on the gov
ernment of Samoa agreed upon a Constitu
tional Council, composed of native chiefs
elected by the natives, the Council to be
dominated by a ministry in which each
treaty power shall haye one representative.
A difference has arisen over Germany's
proposal that the powers appoint a premier
who shall be vested with office for several
years. The proposal appeared to imply
that the German nominee should first hold
office and be succeeded by an American and
then by an English premier. The commit
tee also disagreed on the formation of a
legislature. The discussion of the confer
ence had no definite result.
THE IMPOBTANT POINT.
Count Herbert 'Bismarck indicated that
the premier project was of less importance
than a proper Constitutional council. The
delegates discussed harmoniously the details
of the Consular regulations and the ques
tion of the improvement of the harbor of
Apia. The committee was instructed to re;
sume consideration of the points in dispute.
The termination of the conference now
seems remote, owing to the mass of details
on which the committee is ordered to report.
The miners' strike is assuming great
dimensions, there being fresh accessions of
strikers every dav. It is now estimated that
there are 100,000 hands ont of work through
out the Bhenish, Westphalia districts.
The Emperor returned to this city hurriedly
on Wednesday to consult with Prince Bis
marck, who presided at a special council.
The Emperor is deeply concerned over the
strike movements now pervading the
country, and does not conceal his sympathy
with tne workmen, although he is deter
mined to suppress disorder.
After Cabinet councils on Wednesday and
Thursday, the Emperor approved a report
advising that the influence ofythe Govern
ment be directed to induce employers to
come to terms with the men. The Cabinet's
anxiety for a speedy settlement of the
miners' strike is heightened by the growing
dangers of industrial strikes in populous
The Berlin masons and carpenters and
several other trades are out, claiming 66
pfennigs an hour, with a working day of
nine hours. At Hamburg, Prankfurt-on-the-Main,
Crefeldt, Nurnburg and Itzeboe the
strikers hold out under much suffering.
An important distinction between the
agitation in the mining and in other indus
tries is that the former is in the- meantime
not associated with the Socialists, while the
latter are closely related to them. The
dread in Government circles is that .the
miners will be' easily drawn within the
circle of the Belgian Socialist miner's so
cieties. Alreadyv Anarchists from the
Charleroi andttMons. miners promise the
Bochum and Essen raenassistance.
The report of ithe English unions offering
succor is untrue. Bnt the strikers' commit
tee has signed a joint appeal to the miners
of Great Britain, which it is expected will
elicit at least an expression of moral sup
port. The authorities freely permit meet
ings of the strikers, at which a notable feat
ure hitherto has been the denial of all solid
ahty with the Socialists. Small groups
paraded the Bochum with red flags, but
were treated with indifference.
The general attitude of the strikers, apart
from thtir claims, evokes much sympathy.
Public opinion concerning their claims also
sides with the men. Since 1887 the coal
trade has been immensely prosperous. The
production and sales have increased over 79
per cent. The values of mining shares have j
rapidly risen, wniie me waives oi tne men
remain at an averace of 2s 6d per day.
Their request to ebtain an advance of 3d
per day, working eight hours, finds unani
mous approval, except from the more abject
organs ot tbe employers. A nnmber of mine
owners signify their willingness to grant
the demands. -
A PUBLIC EXPBESSION.
Pailing an early assent by Kruppand the
larger companies, the Emperor will receive
a deputation of colliers, probably publicly,
to express his sympathy. The men are
aware of his sentiments. At the termina
tion of their meetings they shout, "Hoch
Kaiser." It is not unlikely that he will
visit tbev strike districts if the trouble con
tinues to spread.
The Beichstag has read for the second
time the aged workmen's insurance bill,
adopting the measure snbstanially in the
form approved by the committee. The
promptitude of the passage due to the
absence of many opposing deputies. The
Wohlgemuth incident will probably result
in an admission by the foreign official that
the action of tbe Swiss officials, although
irregular, was justified. The inquiry in
stituted by the Berne authorities shows that
the arrest of Wohlgemuth was regular.
Advices from East Africa say that Cap
tain Wissmann will make another attack
on Bushire on Monday next. He hopes to
cause a decisive rout of the rebels. Dr.
Peters has chartered the steamer Meera, and
is preparing to leave Zanzibar. Captain
Wissmann has instructions from Berlin to
prevent Dr. Peters from venturing into ihe
A Hearty Welcome for Borne Balers. .
Sydney, N. S. w., May 11. Messrs.
Dealy, Deasy and Esmond, the Irish Home
Bule advocates, have arrived here. They
were given an enthusiastic reception. AH
of them addressed the crowd which gathered
to welcome them.
Ten Thousand Weavers on Strike.
"Pabis, May 1L Ten thousand weavers
employed in the cotton factories at Thizey,
Department of the Bhone, have gone on
strike. Pears are entertained that the
strike will extend to Lyons.
Great Luck of a Gnnner.
London, May 11. A gunner named
Herbert Skinner, of, the Marine artillary,
hashada windfall of 630,000 and a-large
property in Herford.
Const Tolstoi's Successor.
St. PETEESBtTBG.MaylL M. Dnrnovo;"
Director of Charities, will succeed the late
Count Tblstoi asf mister of the Interior.
A Pcnnsrlvanlan Mar&ered In, Oklahoma.
Beading, Pa., Ma'tL Newiwas re.
ceived fere to-day that Dr. J, M. Brause,
aged 33, leading physician of Shartlesville.
this county, who left 'a few weeks ago for
UKianoaw to locate, jmci been murdered
that Territory. His bodr was
rifted of J8,00,ia seaey ai rateaM'
SUNDAY MAX l,
through theie woek.
The Toons Men's Christian Association Con
vention Comes to an End Governor
Bearer Delivers a Speech A Sub
scription From Pittsburg".
Philadelphia, May 11. The last day's
session of the International Convention of
Ihe Young Men's Christian Association was
begun by Eev. Wilbur F. Watkins,
who led the usual devotional exercises,
which were concluded with the. verses
from the hymn, ''To the Work." The
Secretary read the list of subscriptions
since yesterday for the prosecution of the
work of the international committee. They
included the gift of.a friend in Pittsburg,
1no iir!nMAi.A o.j.a PammiH.. &9K
A resolution was presented looking to
provision'of support of aged or disabled
x". M. C. A. workers. Various topics were
discussed by Dr. D. P. Kelly, of Montreal,
and Bussell Sturgis, of Boston. Governor
Beaver spoke in the evening on the topi$:
"Non-English speaking young men, the
responsibilities of the association to them
and how they can be met." He began by
Twenty years ago I entered upon this work
at the first fltate convention, when I went to
tbat convention I left a baby in bis mother's
arms, and tbey tell me heSs been making a
speech here to-day. I think it is almost time I
Was on tbe retired list The American people
take to foreigners very readilv. Many
of these non-English speaking young
men have much to unlearn. Their customs,
thoughts and manners of life have been vastly
different. I say to yonng men. that you must
Americanize these youngforeieners. pt is a re
sponsibility you must not shirk.
After singing by Mr. Sankey and bene
dition the convention wai closed.
IMPORTING CHOLERA GERMS.
A Cargo of Bag's 'From PInsne-Strlckcn
Towns In Japan.
Philadelphia, May 11. One of the
largest consignments of old rags that has
ever arrived at this port was brought here
yesterday by the bark Belle of Oregon from
Yokohama, Japan, consigned ostensi
bly to the Union Bank of London,
but the cargo will be trans
ferred to the proper owners on
payment of the amounts due on the bills of
lading. These rags were gathered from
some of the most sickly and plague-ridden
interior towns and villages of Japan, where
cholera and other contagious diseases have
raged with great virulence. In many in
stances the graves in the cemeteries were
opened in Order that the grave-clothes
might be shipped away to supply the foreign
demand for rags.
The cargo brought on here on the Belle of
Oregon consists of 3,330 bales of rags, all
tightly bound, which in a measure prevents
the escape of the seeds of disease if any
lurks within the bales. Nine hundred tons
of sulphur were stowed beneath the rags to
keep tbe vessel in proper trim,
The Board of Health will decide whether
the Consul's certificate from the, port from
which the vessel sailed shall be sufficient
evidence of the absence of contagion, or
whether the entire cargo shall be subject to
disinfection here. In the meantime the ves
sel remains anchored in the river.
A STRANGE ST0RT.
Desperate Encounter Between a Man and
a Enbid Bnzzard.
Padxtcah, ICy., May 11. Mr. Owen
Woolfolk, employed as engineer on the
ferryboat V. Owen, relates a strange story
of a desperate encounter with a mad buz
zard in Illinois, opposite this city.
Mr. Woolfolk says he was accompanied
by 'Squire Sidener, and was driving along
the road between Springtown and the ferry
landing Wednesday afternoon, when a
buzzard swooped down and made a vicious
attack on the mule which was drawing
their buggy. The animal kicked and
plunged, and it was with difficulty
it was restrained from running awav.
Leaving the animal, the bird turned its
attention to the occupants of the buggy,
making repeated assaults, and it was only
by vigorous applications of the whip and
an old sack that they were enabled to de
fend themselves and finally kill the mad
There have been a number of rabid dogs
killed in that vicinity during the last few
weeks, and it is supposed the bird con
tracted hydrophobia by eating the flesh of
the dead animals.
CHAIRMAN PALMER'S DENIAL.
Snys His Only Work Is to Carry the
'Philadelphia, May 11. Chairman
Palmer, of the Prohibition State Committee,
denies that his party had any intention of
circulating through the State a charge
that the brewers and the Bepublican
leaders had made a combination to
defeat the Constitutional amendment, ac
companied by a pledge of 100,000 Republi
cans that they will not vote the party ticket
if prohibition shall be defeated. These are
statements made by the Voice, the Prohibi
"Our business just now," said Chairman
Palmer, "Is to carry the amendment, which
we expect to do unless we are cheated to
death in Philadelphia, and this we expect
t counteract by the last act passed at
Harrisburg punishing bribery at tbe elec
tion." IS THE SE'WER SMALL?
Complaints Growing- Ont of tbe Flood In the
During the storm night before last the
wafer poured in upon the dynamos at the
East End electric light station, giving the
management great trouble in keeping up
illumination. A regular lake, two squares
in area, was created by the rain in the
neighborhood of Beatty and Jinoad street.
The Beatty street sewer is said by some of
the residents to be half as large as it should
be, while the big Four Mile Bun sewer will
be much too small. There is considerable
indignation out there aboui the matter.
PERHAPS HE WANTED A DRINK.
Joseph Iinzend Arrested While Trying to
Jnmp off the Sixlb Street Bridge.
Joseph Lazend, an employe of the West
inghouse Air Brake Works, Allegheny,
was arrested and lodged in the Allegheny
lockup, shortly before 1 o'clock this morn
ing, charged with disorderly conduct.
Lazend was discovered on the Sixth street
bridge by the gatekeeper in an intoxicated
condition, and was attempting to climb over
the rail, with the apparent purpose of
throwing himself in the river. He had
very little mouey on his person when ar
rested. France ns a Wheat Grower.
Washington, May 11. Walter T.
Griffin, commercial agent at Limoges, calls
attention to the fact that Prance stands
second to tbe United States as a wheat
growing country. France being discour
aged with the vine, is devoting more and
attention to the production of her own food
SPECIAL SALE OF SMYRNA BUGS.
Tbe Best Qualities at Half the Prices the
Many people have no idea what Smyrna
rugs are worth. lf they knew that the prices
charged by the street peddlers are more than
double what we k .that .extortion would
soon cease. ,
r 1,000 8myrnarugsat52, worth $3; peddlers
charge $4 B0 for these.
4,000 at ?2 60, worth $4; peddlers ask and
get $5 and ?6 Tor these.
5,000 full sise at $3 75, worth J6j peddlers
ask and get $8 and f 9 for these -
i nnn nfa mr at S3, worth 89: vou'd have
to mortgage tout property to pay a peddler,
for one of these.
for one of I
thesa iBurhow window.
7-Md 68 Peaa.Yeaue
a WILD INDIAN EAID.
Cheyenne Braves Make a Descent
Upon the City of Guthrie, but
ARE PACIFIED BY A BEASS BAND.
Major Bynou, late of Pittsburg, Bepels
BED SCALPBBS SKINNED BI GAMBLE ES.
Enpanla, the Ideal Indian H&Idea, Found After a
Search of Tears.
The Indians have descended upon Guth
rie, tbe city of a night. Their intentions
were doubtless good, as they did nothing
worse than buck the tiger in his lair, and
were devoured by that insatiable animal.
The charms of music affected them wonder
fully. An ex-Pittsburger meets one of tbe
savages, and slight misunderstanding oc
curs, but no blood is shed.
ICOEBZSrONDESCE OF XITESISFATCB.
Gutheie, I. T., May 10. The five
civilized tribes of Indian Territory are
the Cherokees, Choctaws, Creeks, Chicka
saws and Seminoles. They .inhabit the
eastern portion ot the Indian Territory.
The Comanches, Apaches, Arapahoes,
Cheyennes, Osages and Sacs and Foxes
are the uncivilized tribes ; they inhabit the
western portion of the territory.
The Cheyennes are classed among the
wildest of the tribes. They live in teepes,
wear blankets, paint their faces, and resort
to all of the aboriginal customs of their
forefathers. The contrast presented between
the tribes of the West and those oi the East
is singularly interesting. The ' Cherokees
and their neighbors are civilized almost to
refinement and govern themselves; while
their western brothers are almost as barbar
ous in their customs as were their fathers of
the aboriginal days: they are wards of
Undo Sam, and live on reservations like
the Indians of the far West. The Phil
osophical conclusions of this contrast must
be, that, as a civilizer, Texas is not the suc
cess that Arkansas is.
A party or Cheyennes paid Guthrie a
visit the other day. Tney had "saved up"
for several weeks (so I was told bv the in
terpreter who was with them) and bad re-
solved to visit the magio city in the East
the city of white tents, that looked like a
gigantic encampment of "Uncle Sam's
boys" (the soldiers.)
AN INDIAN EAID.
Now comes the distasteful part of my
writing. I would rather not tell how the
noble red man excoirated the dead cattle
that strewed the line of the Santa Fe Bail
road, and how they sold the skins for $2
apiece but it is my duty to be faithful to
detail. After the noble, redskins had
swooped down upon the carcasses of the ill
fated cows, after they had divested them, of
their cuticle, they bore their booty home
ward in triumpb. With the proceeds ot
the sale of the hides they made this excur
sion to the tented citv the wonderful place
that had grown up from the prairies in a
As they marched up Main street, with
proud step, and in single file, the carpenters
ceased their hammering upon the wooden
houses; the gamblers stopped in the midst
of their games, and the shopkeepers came to
their doors to witness the novel sight of tbe
Cheyennes, in the pomp and splendor of
their barbaric costumes. The rogues knew
that they were the cynosure of all eyes.
They had "dressed up" for the occasion, and
had come dowd to Guthrie prepared to
"cut a swell;" and the funniest thing
about the whole affair was this: After the
five braves had marched, in proud array,
and single file, up Main street, as ar as
gamblers row, they sent one of their number
back to get a squaw, a boy,-a girl, a papoose
and three dogs. The whole party then
squat themselves under tbe shade of the
Delmonico Hotel tent They squandered
15 cents each ot their "skin money" for
lemonade and gingercakes. They had come
to have a royal good time; and they were
going to have it, no matter what it cost.
THEY VIEW THE ELEPHANT.
After they had rested in the shade for
some time, at a signal irom one of tbe
braves, they rose from the ground, and
set out upon their sight-seeing perambula
tions. I have heard it said that the Indian
manifests not the slightest curiosity at the
most unusual of occurrences; that if a rail
road train, the first he ever saw, was to
dash into his presence, and stop be
fore him, panting and snorting and
whistling, he would regard it with stolid in
difference. This may be true, for the In
dian's taste is very capricious. And yet I
am sure that if he were to perceive a Ger
man band, arrayed iu red coats and brass
buttons, tooting upon brass horns, and
beating upon a splendid, big bass drum,
that he would immediately be filled with
admiration and amazement.
There used to be an old Indian around
Carson City Key., whose fascination for
the music of iha Silver Cornet Band
amounted to a mania. He would follow it
around for hours at a time. Storekeepers
could engage him to carry an advertising
banner in tbe procession free of charge
such was bis infatuation for the music of
the cornet band. One day the "boys"
played a joke on the poor red skin "Jim."
He stood one day at a street corner in Car
son City, arrayed in a pair of red flannel
drawers, which he had just received
from Wun Lung Gone, the Chinese laun
dryman, in exchange for a pipe. The
"boys" had two banners printed, with the
following inscriptions upon them respect
ively: The Chinese rat-eater must got :
The noble red man Is a noble fraud.
Throw him out of the Piute reservation!
The poor red-skin and his almond-eyed
brother paraded the streets, side by side,
bearing aloft their banners, both of them in
blissful ignorance of their ludicrous situa
tion and both of them infatuated with the
music of the Silver Cornet Band.
Among the Indians of Utah and Nevada
I have often noticed how matters of a
trifling nature would enchain their atten
tion and fill them with delight, while on
the other band matters that would seem to
be full of real interest they would treat with
There used to be an old Pi Ute, Indian,
who, as oiten as Saturday afternoon rolled
around, would pay us a visit in our Govern
ment headquarters at Salt Lake City, and,
after gravely shaking hands with each of
us, would stalk majestically away, without
even saying a word to anyone. His name,
as near as I can remember, was P-h-um-g-h-um-r-o-u-g-h-m,
or words to that effect. Mr.
Paddock, one of onr clerks, said that he
(Paddock) was thoroughly conversant with
the Pi Ute language. In fact, he used
to teach it in tbe public schools
,down at Carson City. I believe
Paddock lied to me. He said that you must
spell the name out with hyphens between
each syllable, like links in a string of
bologna sausage; and that it meant "Old-man-who-nurses-papoose
you this for what it'is worth. Paddock is a
"very nice man in his way, but he will lie. I
think he got his inspiration for this particu
lar lie from the "Samanthiana-who-played-the-pUho
- while-her-mother- wrestled-with-dirty-clothes,"
that the funny papers used
to write about.
- Major Byaon, of Pittt burg, yns ooa&Mted j
with oar office and had beea htm .tie
Smoky City bat a few weeks. He had
never seen anJndian. He was nearly ptttA
to see onev One day, in walked. Mr-P-A-um-g-h-um-r-o
u g vm. All la the
world he had on1 was part ot a pair of
breeches; a paper collar (tied with,,a red
string) and an old battered plug hat. In
his fragment of pants he carried a kaite
that looked to Mr. Bynon like a scythe.
He also had a big horse pistol ia his belt;
BYNON AND THE INDIAN.
He went up to Bynon and stretched oat
his band. Bynon put a quarter into it.
The Indian was not prepared for this piece
of good luck, hut he pocketed the money
and again held out his hand. Bynon was
astonished. He puta dime in the Indian's
hand. Mr. Injun pocketed the dime with
great inward satisfaction, and again reached
forth his hand.
Mr. Bynon got nervous and said: "Go
away, Indian me got no more mon for you
go away, Injun." We told Bynon to
shake hands with him, which he did, after
which Mr. Indian took his departure. He
also took Mr. Bynon's pipe.
Mr. Bvnon lamented the loss of his pipe,
but was willing that he should keep it If he
would only stay away. He acknowledged
that he was a little bit afraid of "the paint
ed devil," as he called him.
Now, a clerk in our office, O'Bellly, by
name, was something of a Shakespearean
scholar, so he said:
HrrRvnnn Tempmhpr "'Tis bnt th eve
'of childhood that fears a painteddevil."
Uneortne Cbeyennes that visited uuinne
the other dav belongs to the "elite." He
AN IMPOBTANT FDNCTIONABY
among his tribe. His head was shaved on
each side, leaving a narrow strip in the
middle, which was cnt pompadour. That
is, it was reached like a mule's mane, and
stood up like "quills upon the fretful porcu
pine." He had wide silver bands around
his arms. His face was painted had great
rings in his ears, wore a gaudy blanket and
doeskin leggings, and was altogether a de
lightful Indian. He looked just like the
ones we used to see on the yellow covers of
"Jack Harkaway Among the Indians and
"Bed-Handed Mike, theerrorof the Wild
The Indians are inveterate gamblers.
Show me an Indian that does -not gamble
and I will show you one that has no money.
But even this will not always deter him,
for h6 will gamble bis pony away, or his
squaw. Bedfield's roulette table is deeply
indebted to these Cheyenne Indians for their
visit to Guthrie the other day. Mr. Bed
field secured every cent of their skin money.
In fact it was a "skin game."
The Indians meandered. sadly away from
Mr. Bedfield's place of business, but soon
forgot the loss of their skin money, for they
had in some way secured one of those little
paper wind-mills that small boys delight to
attach to the end of a sticK, and run against
tbe wind with. The little Indian boy run
with it, and was delighted. So was the
father. The father took it and run with it.
So did his sister. They were just tickled
to death with it. And right here I must
tell you something about tbat Indian girl.
POCAHONTAS FOUND AT LAST.
I have lived in the far West, where the
red man roams over the plains, for the best
part of my life, and during all of this time
I have been searching for an ideal "Indian
maiden." I wanted to find a darK-eyed
beauty, with a wealth of black hair hang
ing down her back. I wanted her to be
graceful, and I wanted her to wear a short
dress, with beads all over it. and I wanted
to see the "finely molded brown arms that I
have read about so oiten in Air. J.ienni
more Cooper's novels.
I wanted another Pocahontas. After
searching for six years, during which time
I could only run across pigeon-toed fiat
nosed, disgusting looking squaws. I came
to the conclusion that there was no such
thing as an Indian maiden. I began to be
lieve that the story about the beautiful Po
cahontas was all a myth. I had nearly ar
rived at that doubting state of mind, when I
would just as leave have believed that
America was never discovered at all,when I
found this willowy-like, graceful, dark
eyed Cheyenne beauty. Yes, she was all of
this and more too. She was clad in the
prettiest garment.! have ever seen a woman
wear. Her dress was short and displayed
her finely former buckskin Ieggins.
There were beads embroidered all over
her dress. She would have turned the city
green with envy. All this is no stretch of
imagination. "She was truly a beautiful
"Indian Maiden" my ideal was found at
last and her name was "Eufaula."
SPEECKBLS' GAS WELL,
An Investigation to be Made to See If the
Sngnr Trust Blast Go.
Philadelphia, May 11. The gas con
tinued to bubble yesterday in the big hole
made for a well at Claus Spreckels' sugar
refinery, and its origin remained as mrsteri
ous as ever. It was not lighted, as
the flame interfered with the men
in tbeir worx, ous it was ap
parently in as great a volume as
previous days. J.ne gas
The gas has now been
rising from out the mud for a week, and
tbis tact more tnan any otner ieaas ine men
to think it natural gas. It it had been ordi
nary marsh gas, it is believed that the
supply would nave been exhausted in a day
J. W. Hughes, 'the foreman for J. E.
Bobinson, who is sinking the well, has
worked in the natural gas country, and
thinks that the gas may be of that kind, as
it burns in precisely the same' way. When
the well has been sunk as deep as it is in
tended to go, if the gas continues to rise
a pipe will be sunk and a thorough investi
gation made to see whether it
is really natural gas. Experts
will be called in and the matter decided
definitely. Adolph Spreckels said yester
day that the firm were Interested in the
matter, as it would mean a big difference in
expenses to them ii it proved to be natural
gas. It would save $2,000 a day in fuel.
"If it turns out to be natural gas you can
just bet the refinery will bust the Sugar
Trust!" said one of the workmen; and for
that reason the men all hope that the gas
will prove to be of the natural kind.
ALMOST TOO HONEST.
A Slippery Cnstomer Token a Cbeap Method
of Paying a Debt.
Detroit Free Press.1
"I try to be a man of my word," he said,
as he entered a Cadillac eating house yes
terday, "but I can't always do as I
"What did you want," asked the pro
prietor. "You gave me a square meal on tick two
months ago. The bill was 45 cents. I
promised to pay in six weeks, but I am a
"I don't remember the circumstance."
''Perhaps not, as you are a big-hearted
man, but I do, and here's your money."
The proprietor pulled in a $3 Canadian
bill and flung out the change, rather dis
gusted with the man's honesty. Ten min
utes later, however, this disgust had changed
to admiration. In making change he took
a closer look at the bill, and on the back he
found the stamp: "Suspended 18S4."
A Kara! Newspaper Change.
Edward Straui and Charles Sloan, hav
ing purchased a half interest in the Leech
burg Advance, will at once assume the
management of that paper. Edward Hill,
the present editor,retrres from the helm, but
retains the remaining half of the stock. Mr.
Sloan, who will occupy editorial chair, is
young in years but old in newspaper ex
perience, and will no doubt place- that here
tofore modest sheet in the forefront,
A 130-Ponnd Fink Shot
The residents of Oiner amuse themselves
by shooting sturgeon below the dam at that
place. The big fellows get stranded ia tbe
shallow water, and are then at the mercy of
tbe shooters. D. H. McDonnell recently
snot oae that weighed loo peaaos, ana
Mnn4 6 lwt 6 iacaei ksg.
JEFF STILL OK BECK,
lie Ex-President of the 8atlwrm
Coafederacy Eeplies to ,
ATTACKS II0M GEff. W0LSIHT.
Is Sharply Criticises a Review of lis A4- .
ministration, and Says , "'
TflBIOEHGUER 0SLT BECAM XSQiTi-
Because He EeeeiTtd Ko Attention From HfaDsrisc
Jefferson Davis has written a letter in re
ply to General Wolseley's article in the
North American Review. He pronounce
the General's alleged, historical facts to be
baseless fiction, and directly contradicts
many of his statements. He- says the vaa
ity of the Englishman was wounded bytha
fact that Davis paid no notice to him during
Nashville, May 11. The America
to-morrow will publish the following letter
from Jefferson Davis. The letter was writ
ten in reply to a request made of Mr.
Davis by E. W. Carmack, editor of the
American, for a statement in reply to Gen
eral Wolseley's article in the North Ameri
can Review for May, criticising Mr. Davis
course as President of the Confederacy. The
letter of Mr. Davis' is as follows:
Beattvoib, Miss., May 8, 1888.
Mr. T. W. Carmack:
Mr Dear Sih Tour kind letter and the
copy of the. Horth American Review of tbU
month forwarded by you bare both been re
ceived. I comply with your request for
notice of the article by General Wolseley,
wblcb Is contained in that Review.
Supposing tbat you bare only desired a reply
to the passages specially directed against my
self, it will be so limited. A year or so since
tbat same writer published an article contain
ing matter purporting to have beet) gained by
intercourse with General K. E. Lee, while his
guest during the war between States of the
GOOD W0BD3 FOB LEE.
To those personally acquainted with General
Lee, who knew his characteristic discretion,
bis strict regard for official courtesy and the
personal friendship and confidential relations
which had long existed between him and Presi
dent Davis, it was incredible that he should
have seized the opportunity offered by tbe ar
rival of .an itinerant foreigner to make such
statements as would afford material for the
criticisms of the article referred to on the ad
ministration of the Confederacy. For the man
ifested hostility to me I could Imagine no
cause, unless an egregious vanity had been
wounded by my failure to notice his presence
in our country, a presence wblcb it is almost
probable was unknown to me.
My reply then made to his article exposed his
historical errors, bis baseless fictions, and ac
knowledged that I bad previously known notn
ing of him, save through his largo perform
ances on a memorable occasion. In the article
to which yon now call my attention the Adju
tant General of tho British army, ViscounS
"Wolseley, with increased venom renews bis at
tack upon me and opens it with the mean cover
of a hypocritical pretension of sympathy. Hist
arrogance, heretofore exhibited, was so ex
treme as to be harmless and merely provoke
contempt, while It suggested the inquiry put to
one of old, whether he thought knowledge-
wonld die with him. now, naving learned mas
facts are needful to sustain allegations, he fol
lows his deprecatory remarks concerning me
by libelous statements.
SOME PEETTNENT QUESTIONS.
Where, when or how did I ever express tM
opinion "that 10,000 Enfield rifles" would uf
flee for tbe Confederacy? Where, when bt
how did I then refuse to receive "386,000 men"
offered for the Confederate servicer Where,
when and how was "the East Indian fleet"
ever offered to met What means were re
jected by mo when proposed brothers for
niacins the finances of the Confederacy on a
sound basis? These are the specifications of
his arraignment. Where are the proofs?
He expresses regret that no answer was pub.
bshed In the Century to go forth wltH
, tiiitmnt against mer out .-: was -
Y.a .-.. a f,. rehash of t3ferncles the
published, and to the views eyolTed
from his internal consciousness. .Why, a
he wishe to know the truth and to
ten, did be not consult more authentic sources
of information, such as Jntfral Semmes
"Memoirs of Service AfloaV or "Secret Ser
vice of the Confederate States in Europe," by
Captain James D. Bullock, the naval repre
sentative of the Confederate States to Europe,
or the "History of the Confederate States
Navjr," by J. P. Scbarps. C.B.M. or the report
of Major Caleb Huse. charged with the pur-j
chase and shipment of ordnance and ordnance
stores, or of General J. Gorges. Chief ofOrd--nance
Department, or tho reports of the Treas
ury, War and Wavy juepanmenu. u "yJT
federacy. or the sijnal refutation by Secreta
ries Memminger aSid Turnholm ot the silly-
.. -. .- . ..... .. ....at. tnA I Inn.
renection maao aiicr wo w . ,
federate Government for not having sent out A
the cotton rfop ot 186.1-ez as a oasis ui. yuuw
A PASTING SHOT.
In these and elsewhere, except in the writ
ings of sectional enemies or our disappointed
candidates for Executive favor, is to be found
concurrent evidence of the prompt and ener
getic efforts to secure large Importations of
arms and munitions, and at the same time by
the grossly misrepresentea policy oi enrolling'
only men who could be armed to drawfrom the .
large amount of private annn in tho country,
the weapons to supplement our deficiency
when the Confederacy was organized.
Kespectfnlly and truly.
Jny feeson Davis.
TIGHT C0LMES AND SPECTACLES.
A German Professor Discovers an Intimate;
ot-, a T.-.. .!. TW.. ) '
A distinguished German professor, has
discovered that the tight collars of the Ger
man army impede the circulation of the
blood in the neck, and affect the eyes, and
this is said to be the secret of the necessity
of wearing spectacles, which appears to be a
peculiarly German profession. To see a
German without spectacles is to see a man
who has never been in the army, and who
has never followed the fashion set by tho
armv of wearing tight collars.
"What is the remedy? It is a very simple
one. Let everybody wear the flannel shirty
This is at once comfortable, convenient and,
healthy. A flannel shirt a size too large ia,
the neck is the very thin'; to make a mask
healthy, wealthy and far-sighted. J
H HAP NO CHOICE. '
Why Going" to Church Is Not LlkeGoIsjrl
Scottish American. "
Willie M., an Ayrshire farmer, wasome
what remiss in attending divine service,
and his parish minister, on one of his,
pastoral visits, took occasion to refer to it in,
rather a pointed manner. Willie excused!
himself on the score of advancing years, but i
his spiritual guide would not condone tho J
offense on that ground. ; ,
"That will scarcely do, William, for tob-j
serve you aro very regular in your mkuu.
anno nt mrlrifc verv Fridav." tr '
"Oh, ay, sir," replied Willie; "but that's!
easy explained! You see wnen weganguu
the-toon we can get what we like; but wheal
we gang to the kirk we hae just to tak whatj
thou likes to gie us."
A Beautiful Blotto.
A. centleman. whose life had been stormy!
in its yesterday and promised to be tumults
ous in its to-morrow, visited a friend in this:
city. Upon being shown to the guest chaa
ber his eyes fell upon ine iouuw.uS oauuwjj
ite "Good Night," the lines being wrilteaj
on a banner ana jorminga uu.x.ui wmi
for such an apartment:
O mend, who e'er tboo art,
And let no raonrniui ninnuii ,
Nor let to-morrow scare thy rest
ar Jaavma jkW MAVntftaV 1
m.. if.... u thv ihiRinuM menn.1 r :.
Tti lore snrroonds thee Btllll -ft -
roreetthyjeirwltb all thy woes, -&
rnt ont each feverish Jlaht; ,
Tha rtr are watchln r OTerheAi
Sleep sweet, goodnicbi, goodnifM.- '
As beget Into bed be. felt that' the aagtt
of seaee oa earta a&a geee. wiuiewi
tm.MireFrd a waietlia wgVmtf
.T,, ,.. didd!MJfiftA, .. -LJiAdfe'.Ufesiffia