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PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAY 13, 183.
SUCCESSFUL FLASHES OF SILENCE.
It is a source of undoubted gratification
to observe the very creditable appointment
of Mr. Warmcastle, and the intimation that
more good things arc coming. The qualifi
cation is not only founded on the promise of
excellent character for Pittsburg appoint
ees, but it is enhanced by the indication
that Senator -Quay has taken tc heart the
friendly and admiring advice of TheDis
patch to bear in mind that great rnle of
action -which he laid down to GoTernor
Beaver several years ago.
At the time that The Dispatch found
it necessary to remipd the Senator of, his
own rnle, the Junior Senator showed a dis
position to be exceedingly talkative. The
administration, John Sherman and the
office seekers all came in as subjects of the
Senator's far from complimentary remarks.
But when the departure from that guiding
principle, "Don't talk," was pointed out,
the Senator evidently changed his course.
Since then he has been saying nothing -and
sawing wood. "With the result of that
taciturnity appearing in such a good ap
pointment as Mr. Warmcastle, the public
will be willing that the golden keys of
silence shall put a perpetual double-lock on
the lips of the Senator.
Most people will agree in putting this ap
pointment down to the credit of Senator
Quay's last brilliant flash of silence. But
it is worth while to remember, in the same
connection, that Colonel Bayne has not
been talking to any great extent for some
time past The gallant Colonel is also able
to saw wood without being vocifeious
GL0BY FOR BOTH.
"Can you tell me, "-asked General Rose
crans in a recent interview, "where -Sherman
ever won a battle?" This extraordin
ary indication of the extent to which the
enmity between the heroes of the war is
carried, seems to warrant extreme measures
for suppressing the revival of the old bat-J
ties. Probably bherman s advocates will
.reply that they will be glad to point out the
battles that Sherman won. It certainly seems
as if the capture of Atlanta, the march to
the sea, the capture of Savannah, and march
from Savannah to Johnson's surrender, would
compare favorably with the military feats
of General Sherman's assailant To open up
fresh controversy is not only indiscreet, but
in bad taste on Bosecrans part He shouldre
xuember the saying: "There is glory enough
for alL" His own military record is excel
lent with the exception of the unfortunate
defeat of Chickamauga, and he should be
satisfied with his meed of praise for what he
did perform without begrudging Sherman
the fame of his great achievement The old
heroes did enough fighting during the war,
and they should not keep on with the un
grateful task of fighting each other 25 years
after its close. There is glory enough for
both Sherman and Bosecrans.
SAIL VERSUS BOODLE.
President Webber and Cashier Hunt, of
the Bank of Forest City, were sitting out in
front of the bank on Tuesday last talking
pleasantly about baseball, when three'
masked villains came up and covering the
bank officers with revolvers removed the in
stitution's assets at their leisure.
This was a rather remarkable novelty in
the way of bank breaking. "We should not
have been so greatly surprised had the
president and cashier of the Forest City
Bank, after their interesting chat about the
national game, packed their valises and
started on a tour with the bank's funds in
their inside pockets. Possibly the superior
enterprise of the foreign robbers merely an
ticipated the bank officers. It will be a les
son to intending defaulters not to waste
their time these bright mornings ,on base
ball gossip, but to be up and stealing before
the unscientific but effectual burglar ar
rives. This'incident is another substantial proof
of the universality of the national game's
popularity. "When presidents and cashiers
of banks prefer to spend their time outside
their desks In the discussion of baseball, to
the neglect of their large opportunities to
absorb the treasure intrusted to them by
singularly credulous people, it is evident
that the-great drama of the diamond pos
sesses immense power of attraction.
"WHERE THEY SHOULD SEEK IT.
One of the least satisfactory of the indica
tions of the present day is afforded by the
statement that thousands of the Oklahoma
boomers who were disappointed in their
hope of securing land there, are making their
way to Dakota with the intention of waiting
until the .Sioux reservation is thrown
open to settlement This not only indi
cates the pressing nature of the demand for
new lands, but it shows the general under
standing and practical acceptance of the
idea, that it must be satisfied out of the
It is natural that pioneers and settlers
should be pn the qui vive for every oppor
tunity of acquiring free homesteads. "We
are heartily in favor of the policy of dis
tributing the available lands among actual
settlers. But it is not a satisfactory
indication of popular feeling that
takes for granted that the lands
which will be thrown open will be
those that can be taken away from the weak
est holders, or bought from the most ignor
ant ones at the least proportion of their true
value. It is a cogent fact that more good
land is tied up in railway land grants than
in Indian reservations; and whatever the
proportion qn which no consideration was
fairly-given by the grantee, there is an ad
ditional pertinence in the fact that no land
grant corporation has a title half so good, or j
confirmed by such solemn agreements, as
these which conferred the Indian reserva
tions on treir owners.
It may be a question whether the land
grants should be recalled or forfeited. But
it is plain that legislation should give its
attention to securing that all the land
grants shall be opened to settlement on
equitable terms, before the Indian reserva
tions are disturbed. It the people of the
"West would make this demand with the
same urgency as that with which they are
pressing for the opening of the Indian
reservations it would be more creditable to
ITS MOST WOHDEHFUL BESULT.
It is remarkable what a difference is made
by a very slight change of circumstances.
No more striking illustration of this is re
quired than the remarkable illumination of
new light recently-undergone by Philadel
phia on the suDj'ect of natural gas.
Readers of the Philadelphia newspapers
during the introduction of natural gas in
Pittsburg will remember the conservative
and dense disapproval with which our co
temporaries regarded such a novelty.
.Every explosion of escaped gas called for
the editorial conviction that the dangers of
the gas outweighed its usefulness. Every
gas well that lost its presure evoked
declarations that the supply was failing,
and that the capital put into gas ventures
was a dead Ices. In short, natural gas in
Pittsburg was, according to Philadelphia
opinion, an entirely unprecedented and un
But in sinking a well at Spreckels' new
sngar refinery a puny six-foot jet of marsh
gas was developed. In the Pittsburg gas
fields wells ten-fold that volume are thrown
away as useless. But this was big enough
to set our Philadelphia friends to telling
what wonderful things can be accomplished
by natural gas. The expansion of great
manufacturing industries has already been
mapped out, and that formerly reprobated
agent has been adopted to the extent of a
declaration in the Philadelphia Prett that
"natural gas is the one thing needed to make
Philadelphia the great manufacturing cen
ter, and she is going to have it if it is in the
This is useful as showing that the little
gas jet at Philadelphia has already accom
plished its utmost wonderful feat It has
made our esteemed Philadelphia cotem
poraries wake up.
HO STEEL TBUST YET,
One of the loose statements which are very
widely made concerning the existence of
combinations to repress competition is
furnished by the assertion of the Baltimore
iera'd with regard to the consolidation of
steel manufacturing concerns in Chicago,
that "The Steel Trust, of which so much
has been said, is now an acknowledged
reality." The vital feature of a trust or
combination is to repress competition
by the union of ail the concerns
engaged in that industry, and beyond that,
some primary efforts at least, in the way of
excluding the rise of new competition.
There have been attempts of that sort in the
Bessemer steel industry in the past; but at
present the situation is entirely free from a
single one of those features. The consolida
tion of manufacturing concerns in Chicago
is still confronted with' the competition of.
the Pittsburg, Johnstown, Harrisbnrg and 1
other Eastern concerns. Of these the Ed
gar Thomson and Cambria are fully tbe
equals of the consolidated Chicago concerns
in capital and ability to 'produce Bessemer
steel at the lowest figures, More than that,
the ability to bring in new concerns at a
mere tithe of the capitalization of the old
ones is demonstrated by the rise of the Alle
gheny Bessemer Company, which, with an
investment of one-twentieth the capital of
the older concerns, is able to sell rails as
cheaply as any of them.
The difference between consolidation in a
single corporation and combinations in a
trust or pool is distinctly shown in the steel
industry. "Whatever may have been done
in the past in the steel trade, or whatever
may be in reserve for the future, the present
situation is entirely free from any combina
tion to restrict competition or to raise prices.
The evidence of that fact is found in the
market reports which now quote steel rails
at the lowest prices ever known.
Coloxxl John A. Cockebill's recent
remark that he is still anxiously trying to
fit himself for the newspaper profession,
which he adopted twenty-five years ago, in
dicates an expectation on his part that he
will be permitted to run the boss newspaper
in the next world.
Touching the arrival of Colonel Fred
Grant at Vienna, the esteemed Chicago
Timet remarks that "Mr. Cleveland's Min
ister to Austria was rejected and that this
country has had no Minister at that post for
nearly tour years,'-' and, therefore, that
"Colonel Grant will no doubt look under
the bed as soon as he gets located and find
out what devilment the' Emperor has been
engaged in all these years." It is true that
one Keiley was unable to convert himself
into persona graty at tbe Austrian court;
bnt the diplomatic lists bear the name of A.
B. Lawton as Minister to Austria, appointed
by President Cleveland in 1887. Are we to
understand the esteemed Times to accuse
Mr. Lawton, while drawing the very com
fortable salary of that office, to have failed
to discharge its sole duty of looking under
The declaration of the Delaware peach
growers that there will be an excessive crop
of peaches, is calculated to arouse doubts
upon the subject Itis generally discreet
to copper the statements of the Delaware in
terest about the peach crop.
"The report that Wanamaker and Quay
are to be pitted against each other in the
Pennsylvania prohibition fight will send a
shock through the country," remarks the
St Lpuis Pott-JPitpatch. As we have a
deep affection for our S(. Louis cotemporary,
we hope that it will survive the shock of
learning that both Quay and "Wanamaker
have announced that they will vote for the
prohibition amendment, though wjth slight
hopes of being on the winning side.
THE wholesale baptism of three hundred
colored converts at Richmond yesterday
looks like progress. Cleanliness is next to
Godliness, and in this case there seems
reason to hope that it will prove an in
A Dctluth manufacturer has introduced
a new element into the labor question by
increasing the wages of all hands who are
married and informing the others that their
services will not .be required after the end
of the month unless they are married by
that time. He evidently Intends to make a
practical test of the question whether mar
riage is a failure ornot
The numerous persons who are" trying to
answer Bishop Potfer, by proving that there
was corruption in Washington's time, make
the strongest case. against their clients by
the practical confession involved in their
The Governmentof Corea has executed a
rich man named Boka for paying all the
taxes levied on the poor people of his town.
The millionaires of this country will be
prompt to accept the warning. They will
hereafter abstain from doing anything to
lessen the burdens of poverty for fear of
The general expressions of newspaper
approval over the appointment of Frank
Palmer almost justify the hope that he will
make the Uongretslonai Stccrrd a live paper.
There may be room for a difference of
opinion; but is it not worth while to con
sider whether "sacred concert" troupes that
avoid collision with the law by promptly
snipping the town, would not thow more re
spect for the statute by giving their per
formance during the week?
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
Saba Bebnhabdt, who has always smoked
cigarettes, has now taken to mild cigars. She
remains, as usual, fond of newspaper puffs.
Mbs. Frances Hodgson Bubnett recent
ly remarked that if she had known tbe penal
ties of fame she would never have written a
Whether Ben Butler ever stole spoons or
not, Ids a tradition of Colby University, where
he graduated, that be stole the clapper of the
college bell during his sophomore year.
Mb. John G. Whittieb has a p6t dog
named Robin Adair, and whenever any one
sings that charming ballad in his ptesence he
walks up to the piano and stands by the sing
ei's side, wagging his tail until the song is
Woed comes of tbe death of Rev. Marma
duke Miller, long the foremost minister of tbe
United Methodist Free Church in England. He
made himself conspicuous during the Ameri
can Rebellion by championing vigorously tbe
Miss Rosa Evangeline Angel is the
oweet name of a newly fledged Cincinnati poet
ess, of whom a local admirer says: "She has
caught the subtle charm of melody, and has
learned how to weave her thought into the
sweetest of music."
Colonel Olcott, the apostle of Esoteric
Buddhism, is at present visiting Japan, and
has had a somewhat mixed jeception from
Buddhist priests there. At Kioto, the old cap
ital, he was regarded as a heretic, and was
shown bnt scant courtesy by the priests, but in
Tokiohewas warmly received. Two priests
were sent to It okohama to meet him, and he
was carried oft to a Buddhist monastery.
Among John Bright's sincerest mourners in
this country was Edward Finch, a mule spin
ner at Providence, R. L "While a corporal in a
British regiment Finch fell under the displeas
ure of a superior officer, a vindictive young
sprig of nobility, who finally had him tried by
court martial and sentenced to be flogged.
Finch's brave young wife hurried to London
and told her story to Mr. Bright who used his
influence with the War Department so success
fully that the soldier was released. Later jjr
Bright furnished blm the means for obtaining
his discbarge and Finch and his family came to
WOMAN AGAINST BBRPEKT.
Mrs. Strait Vanquishes a Boa Constrictor In
a Dark Cellar
From the Kansas City Traveler. 3
One of the most perilous battles between a
woman and a large boa constrictor occurred at
Grand View last evening. y
About 7 o'clock, as Mrs. H. N. Strait, tbe
handsome and accomplished young wile of. H.
N. Strait, of the Wyandotte Plumbing Com
pany, descended into the cellar of their resi
dence on Sixteenth street, Grand "View, she
was startled by a loud hiss and two fiery red
eyes looking directly at her. Returning with
a lamp, the lady discovered a large
snake coiled around a piece of
wood. Taking a. coal shovel in her
hand, lire. Strait prepared to do battle with
the monster. The fiist blow seemed to infuri
ate the reptile, and, with a loud hiss, it sprang
at the now thoroughly alarmed but brave wo
man. A blow from the shovel knocked the
thrust aside, and with the rapidity of lightning
tbe snake again prepared to strike. Five con
ecntive times did the huge monster retreat,
and then plunge through the dimly lighted
air at the woman who was so nobly
defending herself. At last a well di
rected stroke knocked tbe reptile to the floor,
and seemed to stun it for a moment. The
glistening eyes had now become two fascinating-
balls of flame, and the great tanas worked
with awful velocity. Following up the blow.
Mrs. Strait succeeding in killing the boa, and
with fast faillne strength she reached the floor
above, where helpsoon reached her.
Mr. Strait is in Washington Territory, where
he is largely interested in a newly discovered
mica mine, and his wife was alone with the
servants. A party of neighbors were sum
moned, and tbe snake carried into tbe wood
shed. It proved to be a boa constrictor, and
measured 11 feet and 8 inches from the head
to tbe tip of the tail. It is supposed to have
escaped from some menagerie, presumably the
London circus, which is now at Armourdale.
GO BOOTH, JOPG MAS.
A Golden Opportunity In Colombia for Im
migrants and CapItnlUti.
Washington, May ,12. Mr. Edmund W. P.
Smith, for eight years United States Consul at
Cartbagenia, Republic of Colombia, but for tbe
past two years in business there, Is in tbe city.
He says that there Is a great field for Ameri
can enterprise in the Republic of Colombia.
Electric lights, water works, railroads and Ice
machines are particularly wanted. The Gov
ernment is disposed to be liberal. Concessions
will be given to bona, fide capitalists for 25
years, and in the case of tbe water works the
Government will guarantee 7 per cent on tbe
capital Invested for 25 years. Emigration is
particularly desired, and in order to infuse
new blood into the Republio tbe Government
will pay the passage of an emigrant, give bim
$6 a month, 250 acres of land, a cow, two pigs, a
plow, and help him build his house and trans
port him free from tbe seaport to the point
where he desires to locate.
Dr. Nunez the new President of Colombia,
who took office in 1S85, Mr. Smith says, is a
well educated man of broad and liberal views,
and in favor of the pronation of friendlier
commercial and social relations between the
United States and Colombia. Tbe people have
also overcome much of the distrust of the
Dnitcd States which the French, English and
Germans engendered by endeavoring to con
vince tbe Colombians that the Monroe doctrine
meant the subordination of the South Amer
ican countries to tbe United States. Most of
the trade of the country Is controlled by the
Germans and English, whose representatives
are met everywhere, while a traveler for an
American Arm is rarely met with.
THE OLDEST PAIR OP TWINS.
Venerablo Undertakers of Germantown,
Each 81 Years of Ate.
Philadelphia, May 12. Samuel and John
Wise, who are believed to be the oldest pair of
twins In tbe UnitedtStates, if not in the world,
reached their 81st birthday yesterday. Both
learned the undertaking and cabinetmaking
business, and from 1S23 to 1S63 carried on that
business at Main stree and East Washington
lane, Gennantown. The site has been continu
ously used for that purpose since 17(S.
The two brothers resemble each other very
closely, and even .their relatives have got
"Uncle Sammy" and "Uncle John" badly
mixed up. Both are widowers, both were twice
married, bothdiave the same number of de
scendants and both are very deaf. Their physi
cal health is good, and they are two as jolly old
gentlemen as one will meet in a day's ride in a
stagecoach. It.has only been within' a few
years that they have shown any signs of rati.
tual decay. Neither of them ever used tobacco
or any strong stimulants. Many friends called
to congratulate them yesterday.
VISITING BAPTIST PREACHERS.
They Fill the Pulpits or All Memphis Evan
Memphis, May 12. The pulpits of all the
Evangelical Churches in the city were filled
this forenoon by visiting ministers, who are in
attendance as delegates to the Baptist Conven
tion now in session here,
Memorial services in respect to the late
President James P. Boyce were held this after
noon at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
on Court street, Addresses were delivered by
Rev. J. L. Burrows, of yjrginla:,Bev. H. Hi
Tucker, of Georgia; Rev.,liU,' Durgan, Of
oouiu Carolina ana J. a. turner, oi xexas,
To-night services are being held in all the J
churches of the city.
A DAY IN LANCASTER.
At the Tomb of Stevens and the Home of
Bacfaannn A IMennonlte Friend of tbe
Late Dr. Hosteller Planked 6hnd as
feerved Fresh From (he Susquehanna
A Long Drive Throng" a Rich Country
Its Points of Interest.
rFPOM A STA1.P COBBESrONMNT.I
HarriSbUeo. Stay 12. On Friday three cor
respondents of Pittsburg papers saw a large
section of Lancaster county as the guests of
Hon. E. K. Martin, In the party were also
Representatives Kauffman and Baldwin, of
Lancaster county, and at Columbia Hon. A. J.
Kauffmann and Mr. Robert Conklin were
added to it On the return to Lancaster in tbe
evening the party was joined by Mr. Bowsmau
and Mr. Messner, who are prominent in the
politics of Eastern Pennsylvania. On arriving
at Lancaster from Harrisbnrg in tbe morning,
Mr. Martin's guests were taken to his law office,
where they were introduced to Congressman
Brosius, Judge Livingston, ex-Chairman Hen
sel and othe'r distinguished citizens. The ar
rival of the carriages interrupted this pleasant
feature of the day, and Mr. Martin's guests,
after driving to the residence of Mr. Bowsman,
where refreshments were served, were taken to
the grave of Thaddeus Stevens, in a little pri
The noble inscription on tbe simple tomb of
the great apostle of freedom, reciting that, con
sistent with his life, he preferred Interment in.
a spot where distinctions of race did not in
trude, to a more ostentations reitingplace has
often made many a. heart swell with pride.
When James G. Blaine visited Lancaster bo
was taken to the unadorned resting place of the
great Pennsylvaman by Mr. Martin, and as be
read the inscription his eyes glistened. Taking
the rose from his buttonhole bo leaned over tbe
iron railing and placed it in a little nicbo in' the
stone as a tribute to one who reflected more
than honor on his native State. Mr. Martin
took pains to secure the rose the next morning,
and it is now laid away among his choisest
treasures. His guests gathered violets that
grew near his grave as mementoes.
1 1 From the grave ol Stevens In this little ceme
tery, owned by a family that has not closed it
as a resting placp against any human being of
any race, the party drove to the residence of
Mr. Martin, and thence to tbe former residence
of James Buchanan, Democratic predecessor of
Grover Cleveland in the chair of the Chief Ex
ecutive of the nation. The plain brick struc
ture, reached by way of a long avenue,presents
no particularly attractive features aside from
the memories that necessarily cluster around
it The settlement of the Mennonites Is near
at hand, and the property of this plain, simple,
industrious, peculiar and wealthy people is a
shining example of the richness of Lancaster
county. Mr. Schenk.one of the principal mem
bers of the community, cordially greeted Mr.
Martin's guestsapd talked to them about the
late Br. Hostetter, with whom he bad been in
timately acquainted in his youth. When they
met for the last time both were gray haired
men, and Mr. Bcbenk did not at once recognize
his friend of the long ago. "Why, Schenk,"
said tbe doctor reproachfully, "I didn't think
you'd forget me so soon. It's -only 35 years
since wo last met"
Lancastrians are prone to boast that their
county is the garden spot of Pennsylvania, and
their boast is borne out at this season by the
verdure clad fields, giving promise of golden
harvests later on. Substantial and elegant
brick farm houses, surrounded by roomy barns
and other necessary structures add tbelr testi
mony of prosperity, and tbe little villages that
dot tbe county are scenes of peace and plenty.
The "wayside inns" at many of these are re
minders of tbe old-fashioned hostelries of story
books, and many of- tbem look almost as
though taken right out of the pictures, and as
mine host comes smiling out to greet the ar
riving guests, followed closely by the hurrying
hostler who attends to the wants of tbe horses
while the portly innkeeper serves refreshment
to the heated travelers, one almost wonders if
it isn't all a pleasant and antique dream from
which one is in great danger of being rudely
awakened, A peouliar feature of nearly all the
Villages is that each has two Inns, one Demo
cratic and the other Republican, headquarters
for the countryside.
A planked shad dinner, such as Is served at
Columbia, is a poem in fish. No epicure's
dream can more than approximate it; no pen
can do the subject Justice: no tongue can de
scribe it Flanked shad and an appetite sharp
ened by a long drive through a dellgjitful
country are a combination that no enjoyment
this side an epicurean paradise can equal, much
less excel. The Columbia planked shad, fresh
from the Susquehanna, nailed to a smoking
pine plank, broiled thereon before a hot hre,
brought to the table pn tbe wood on which it
was cooked: steaming hot, brown and crisp on
the outer surface; white, juicy and flaky Just
underneath and clear throngb, with an in
describably delicate flavor possessed by a shad
cooked in no other way, served with crisp,
green lettuce and Saratoga chips; served in a
cool dining room looking out toward the
broad bosom of the sun-kissed river; gentle
zephyrs playing in and out of tbe open win
dows, a pleasant, jolly, brilliant company, foil
of jest and song and story there is nothing
under the bine skies that can eqnal it, save
and except more of the same. It is a revela
tion. Chiqne Point (It Is pronounced Chickie) Is a
fitting sight to follow close on such an experi
ence.' Up and down miles ot the winding
course of the Susquehanna one gazes pn ver
dant hills, cultivated fields and beautiful em
bowered villages. To the left lies Columbia,
and stretched across the river Is the bridge
that is said to be tbe longest covered bridge in
tbe world. It is a successor to the one that was
bnrned when the rebels appeared on the York
side of tbe river to keep tbem from crossing.
It was the most northern point to which they
penetrated, and after throwing some shells,
which fell harmlessly Into the stream, they
turned around and went into tbe Gettysburg
fight. Balanga creek empties near here into
the Susquehanna, and it and the promontory
of rook which stands some hundreds of feet
higher than the river, along which It rises
almost perpendicularly, remind the local his
torian of the Chiqnesalunga tribe of Indians
which, once had dominion over all tbe sur
rounding country. Another Lancastrian boast
is that the county line extends to the other side
of tbe water, and that, while York connty Is
on the banks of the Susquehanna, the river it
self is in Lancaster county.
A champagne supper in the town, of Lancas
ter was tbe closing feature of a delightful day.
A song or two, a few pleasant speeches, and
then, at 11 o'clock, farewells and tbe return
journey to the State capital and to bed tired
out but with recolIicMons that- will long re
main green in the halo of memory,
BISHOP BEDELL FAILING.
Ho Is Exhausted and Scarcely Fit to Slake
an Ocrnn Voyage.
Paeis, May 12. Bishop Bedell, of Southern
Ohio, and Mrs. Bedell arrived here yesterday
from the Riviera. The Bishop is quite ex
hausted and scarcely fit for the voyage to New
York, which has been arranged for the Bour
gegne on tbe 18th of May. He is under the
care of Dr. Ashmora Noakes, of Nice.
A Great Bass Catch.
Bajtdtjskt, May 12. A phenomenal catch of
black bass was made at Pelee Island by pound
fishermen this morning, over five tons being
taken out at one lift of tbe nets. The fish were
brought here this afternoon and attracted
Simon Cnmeron Recovering;. .
Lancaster, May 12. General Simon Cam
eron was able to sit up In bed to-day and read.
All immediate danger is believed to have
passed. The General himself Is inclined to
make light of his illness.
Base Work for a Big Man.
From the Chicago Herald.
Mr. Cleveland has been appointed referee in
a law suit Mr. Cleveland would undoubtedly
make an impartial and non-partisan baseball
DEATHS OP A BAT.
Hon. Henry A.'-Foster,
HOME, N-Y., May JJ. Hon. Henry A. Foster
died athlshome-inthls city at 9:13 V. is. Tester-
ll,lnMilhn IT. ....... 1 i. . .
states Senator? having beVn appointed ii lgL
j- w.v.w mmuv. vHiHwi v cuiyiTanja
EOBSON AND OBANFS PASTING.
The Comedians Say Pleasant Things of One
Another Before a Lnrse Andlence.
New Yobk, May 12. Robson and Crane
made their final appearance as joint stars at
the Star Theater last evening in "Tbe Henri
etta," before an extremely large audience.
Throughout the evening hearty applause was
frequent, and it seemed as if every seat in the
bouse contained a friend of both comedians.
When the curtain was raised In response t5 the
applause at the conclusion of the last act Mr.
Robson stepped forward and addressed the
"For 12 years," said Mr. Robson,in the course
of his remarks, "Mr. Crane and myself have
contributed our Bhare to your entertainment I
now find myself at tbe crossroads where lam
to take leave ot the tried and trusty comrade
with whom I have traveled many pleasant
miles along life's highway. In looking back
upon my professional experience it will ever be
with a sentiment of mingled satisfaction and
pride that I shall recall the time 'when undi
vided favor ran' In jour applause, and that it
was my xood fortune to share such honors with
one wLom 1 esteem as an honorable man, a
generous friend and a matchless actor."
When the applause had subsided Mr. Crane
stepped forward and said among other things:
"For the last time Mr. Robson and I have ap
peared before you as associates, professionally.
After years of unitedly conscientious effort we
have decided that it is to the interest the
artisticinterest I mean of each of us to separ-.
ate. This is the honest reason for the dissolu
tion of our pleasant partnership. And so, with
the heartiest God speed, tbe warmest Interest
In each other's welfare, the warmest personal
feeling toward one another, we set oft next sea
son, each on his separate way.
"And now, thanking you for the many kind
nesses that 1 have always received at your
hands, and with the hope that we may each re
ceive a continuance of those same favors in the
future, I wish you all good night"
SHERMAN TALK8 AEBOAD.
He Intimates That Blaine Has no Oppor
tunity for Jingoism.
New Yobk, May 12.-A cable to the Herald
contains an interesting interview with Senator
Sherman, Alter telling thecorrespondentthat
be was going to Italy Immediately, he was
asked bow Harrison's administration was
prospering, and replied:
"So far, very well. It is moving along quiet
ly. The President is pursuing a conservative
course, and acting only alter carefnl consider
ation. I think he bas done nothing yet to bring
a storm about bis ears, except, to a limited ex
tent, in the matter of his appointments.
Naturally, some people have not been entirely
pleased with tbem, bnt that is always the case
and must be expected."
"Are you willing to specify any particular
ones to which strong objection has been made?"
"1 could not nndertako to do that. I sup
pose that some people a greater or less num
berhave thought that several of tbem might
have been improved upon. On tbewbole. bow
ever, there is no great fault to be found."
"How does Mr. Lincoln's appointment im
"It is a good one, in my opinion, and very
generally approved by the people of the United
States. The appointment is a better one for
the country than it Is for Mr, Lincoln. I im
agino tbat while he is by no means a poor man,
be is not wealthy, and perhaps will not be able
to entertain as much here as a more wealthy
"What of the State Department?"
"It is attending to its routine business quietly
and properly, so far as I am able to judge."
"Mr. Blaine bas not yet done anything sensa
tional or brilliant, anything in the Jingo line,
as many expected he would?"
"No, he has had no chence to do it. There
has been no opportunity. He can't"
Here tbe Senator broke off, and although an
opportunity was given bim be did not complete
A BAILWAT TELEPHONE.
How it Has Been Introduced Successfully
From tbe North British Haiti
Our Paris correspondent says that the tele
phone bas been applied to anew purpose on tbe
railway between Saint Valerie-sur-Somne and
Cayeux namely, to enable the gnard of a train
broken down or delayed by any accident be
tween two stations to call to the nearest station
for assistance. The stations on the line were
already connected telephonfcally by means of
a telephone wire overhead. In the guard's van,
as an experiment was fitted up a telephone,
with battery of ten Leclanche cells and call
bell. One pole of the battery is put to earth by
being c innected with the framework of the
guard's vanr and the othe'r 1 Joined in the
usual way to the telepbone, the other 'terminal
of the latter being connected with a wire by
which connection with the existing telephone
line can be made at any point
To facilitate this connecting operation the
wire is inclosed in. a light steel tube long
enough to reach tbe overhead wire from tbe
roof of the van, and provided at tbe end with a
hook for attachment Upon ringing up the
stations in front and rear of tbe train receive
tbe signal, and conversation can be carried on
with both simultaneously. Tbe apparatus
carried In the guard's van was self-contained.
Inclosed in a box, and weighed only about 25
GOOD PROVIDERS EN EOHTBr
Hotel Proprietors on Their Way to Attend
tbe National Association Meeting-.
New Yobk, May 12. A little while before 6
o'clock to-night a special train" of five magnlfi.
cent palace cars left tbe Grand Central depot
pp. route for Chicago with the New York mem
bers of the National Hotel Men's Association
onboard. The train will reach Chicago about
tc-raorrow nieht Among the hotel proprietors
in tbe company were: James C. Matthews, ot
the Stnrtevant; James H. Breslln, of the Oil
sey: E. L. Merrifleld, of the Continental; A, h.
Ashman, of the Sinclair; H. H. Brockway, of
tbe Ashland: R. H. Southgate, of tbe Bruns
wick; W. L. Jacques, of the Murray Hill; A. R.
Biakey. of the Windsor, and W. D. Garrison,
of the Grand Union.
A Skittish Postmaster.
From the Providence Journal,!
Horses are scarce in Riverside, two ladles ar
riving at the entertainment in Winchester Hall
Thursday night in a top buggy drawn by the
postmaster, a musician and a fireman. The
postmaster shyed at the light in the apothe
cary's window and nearly caused a runaway.
From the Washington Press.
For tbe sake of a change, why cannot the
Mugs stop wailing over the defeat of Cleve
land and join with Mark Twain in dropping a
briny tear on the grave of Adam?
Nat Tcllinc AH He Knows.
From the Philadelphia Times, j '
What Quay doesn't know about the offices
just now would evidently fill a large book.
A Sncclnct bnt Significant Story.
From tbe Providence Journal. 1
Brer Blaine he lay low.
A Reading man whose age la 05 is just re.
covering from the effects of a cpree that lasted
a week. ,
Tox Fields, of Tltnsyille, has a hen tbat
has batched 17 chickens this spring from 17
eges. All tbe chicks are lively.
Nathan Nelson, of York, celebrated his
95th birthday anniversary by walking to Dells
burg, S3 miles away, to see bis son. The trip
took all day.
The judges of the Lackawanna County Court
held a session in tbe open air to hear argu
ment in a railroad case. They sat on a log. It
is to be hoped that the decision will not savor
of 'judiolal log-rolling.
Lewis Ltnde, of Montour county, has a
big mastiff that savedJils house from destruc
tion by Are. The family were absent when a
spark from the stove set tbe kitchen floor on
fire. The dog managed to upset a pail partly
filled with water, and so extinguished the
A MONT80MEBY farmer bas a colt tbat has
learned to ring tfie farm bell by catching tbe
rone in his teeth and prancing back and forth.
He knows, too, when to ring It; at daybreak to
waken the farm hands, and at noon to call
tbem to dinner, and is never five minutes late
Frank, son of Peter Yost, of Norristown,
swallowed some lye a few years since, which
left his throat contracted. A couple of days
ago he swallowed a penny.and suffered severely
in the act owing to ttSp constriction; but,
thanks to homely remedies, 'has suffered no
other ill effects.
A 10-ykar-old son of William Karcb, of
Moore township, Lehigh county, a few days
since was caught'tipoa the horns of a cow,
which bore him some distance, slammed blm
against a fence, picked bim up again to fling
him over it and. landed blm instead fa the,
arms of bis terriflea" father. - ,
""r CHATS ON BUSINESS.
Southern Iron and Coal Dlncassed Con
nellsTlIIe Coke Leads AIl-The Old Iron
and Coal Districts Not Endangered by
Daring the Centennial exercises in New
York I found an exemplification of the En
glishman's story that; being in America during
a Presidental election, be was so Interested in
seeing thousands of superior-looking men
marching. with lamps and uniforms that he
slipped between tbe ranks to learn what they
might be talking about with their very steady,
sober faces, and he found that every mortal
one of them was talking about business as he
paraded. So at the New York Centennial,
when men would sit down in the clubs and ho
tels, even as they looked out upon tbe parade,
their minds would wander to enterprises and
questions of material developments. Thus
writes "Gath" in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
A gentleman from Southern Tennessee said
to one group where I was sitting: "That Ala
bama development in the iron and coal field is
a mere scratch compared to what is coming in
the mountain ranges of Southeastern Kentucky
and Northern Tennessee. North of the Cum
berland mountain is a vast coal field, which
runs from the Ohio river upon the line of the
Cumberland river, and has three gaps to get
through the mountain. When the railroads
now opening np are finished, and some of them
'willbe opened this summer, you will begin to
Sear music. We have much better coal for
coking there, the cheapest iron on the globe,
plenty of labor, both white and black, with
white predominating, and iron in profusion,
superficial and in veins."
"There is no coke," said an Ohio man, who
was listening, and who was up in the science of
iron making, "like the Connellsville coke. The
coke they make in Alabama will do to mae
iron, but it is not such coke as tbat around
Connellsville. When yen get me such coke as
that out of any coal you have In Tennessee or
Kentucky I shall use it They are making a
pretty good coke on the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railroad toward the district yon speak of, but
nothing has yet turned up like Connellsville.
Besides, where are you going to sell your iron
after you make It? You fellows, who are in
fants in iron making, seem to think that if you
shut everybody else up you will have plain sail
ing yourself, but you have been fussing about
politics and other matters so many years that
you have allowed the railroad system of the
united states to be built before you nave
opened your furnaces, and now you are
confronted with what the Northern coal and
iron people have been bravely fighting for two
generations, a surfeited, idle market. In Ala
bama you are not making steel because you
have come to one of the defects which worries
other people with more experience; your ore
has too much phosphorus for one system of
iron maklne. and too little phosphorus for tbe
other system. This is a science- compounding
coal and iron ore to produce tbe high metals.
It will probably be found that no spot contains
everything In perfection, and tbat one part of
the country will still be dependent upon an
other part for materials to mix up and make a
Another gentleman, who is Interested in both
sections, and is of mixed stock, said: '-Gentlemen,
yon cannot all get rich lnstanter. Tbo
coal interest of Pennsylvania, for example, is
surely the most valuable- yet found in this
land, with its anthracite at one end of tbe
State and Its semi-bituminous and bituminous
and coking coal in the middle and at the west
ern end. They have their railroad systems
completed, and have had an experience going
back for generations at least in every descrip
tion of tbe Iron and steel business. A few
years ago coal was the best thing to go into in
Pennsylvania. Now tbe price has been
knocked to Ballyhoo; they produce so much
tbat tbey have to shut down every now and
then and take along rest to let consumption
catch up. What is the use of so much devel
opment when you can partly give away your
product at some times, and, it would appear,
most of tbe time."
The Kentucky man confined his attention to
depreciating the Southern iron interest further
to the west of him. He made one of his argu
ments upon the position that his mineral field
was nearer to the great legion of trained
miners and rolling mill men toward Ohio and
Pennsylvania and: Western Virginia.
"I take notice," said another gentleman,
"that you have all got something to sell to
somebody else, and when I come to query you
about what you are going to do with your huge
riches in the way of iron and coal, you are fall
ing back upon tbe notion that somebody, es
tablished in the business and with credit and
capital, is coine to pull up stakes and leave a
ruin behind him in order to take your district
up. The market for all this coal and iron is not
in the Booth. You do not need coal there
much, where you have cot wild woodlands and
hot weather In March. They burn coal through
out the East and North and West, in millions
of bomeSt from October to May,"
"But we can get work out of doors so much
longer than yon can," said a gentleman from
the Southward. "We can dig ore on the
surface all winter long. We have cheap labor,
too plenty of it SI a day and even less."
"Yes," said the Ohio iron man, "you have got
labor, and so has the world everywhere, plenty
of it. There has not yet been found enough
for the bands of man to do, and in tbe vicinity
of large cities and in tbe midst of the greatest
cities the cry for work and for bread has as
cended ever! since steam came into existence.
Undoubtedly youbave come to the develop
ment of your material resources since slavery
was taken away from you, much as you clung
to it. But you are in the romantic period of
your material development. Itis associated
with the booming of real estate and the ex-
Plotting of suburbs. To lie down and wait for
otter times, to go out of blast and hunt all
over the world for a new customer, and when
everything Is ready, to pitch in and work with
out sleep until tbe market Is again at a lull, are
matters you will have to learn. You have got
to that primary stage quite necessary for
a new people 'of appreciating money.
That was the beginning of the prosperity of
the North; the extreme poverty of the far
eastern States and the certainty of a hard and
hungry old age, without thrift and fore thought,
caused tbe inhabitants of those gravel and
granite coasts to carry tbe cotton manufacture
L&OO miles from the cotton field, and to manu
facture utensils of iron wlthont either coal or
iron ores. Those people to this day can work
cheap because they live cbeap. Many of them
have never been awav from their cots and ham
lets to look at the fields where they Invest their
money; they cannot afford to go and see where
they have planted their savings. If you will
give them a return they will send vou their
money, but the oldest iron industries in the
world, those in England and Germany, are
bothered to keep up with tbe times. Some
thing is always being found to knock out some
body who has got a sure thing,
"In short what is going on In 'the Southern
States at present is only the latest chapter nf
continual development throughout thlscoun
try from colonial times. The fact that capital
Is going into these new fields, laying railroads
througb mountains and so forth, shows that
everything is exerted at its wit's ends to find a
market The railroads are after a market
when tbey enter these Infant coal andiron
fields. Money Is after a market when it boour-s
these distant towns. Yoa have got in tbe first
place to make something, and after you have
made it you have got to sell it"
, Comparisons Are Odlons.
From the Atlanta Constitution-
We learn with regret that the P. of Wales
gets his clothes made free because of tbe influ
ence of bis patronage. What Is the difference
between a prince and a pauper, anyway? There
maybe some difference here, but there is no
difference between a prince and a deadbeat
A SONG OF LIFE-
Is anyone cad in the world, I wonder?
Does anyone weep on a day like this?
With the sun above and the green earth under,
Why, what is life bat a dream or bliss.'
With the son and thesKies and the birds above me,
Birds that slug as tbey wheel and fly
With the winds that follow and say they love me
Wbo could be lonely? O ho, not L
Somebody said In the street this morning,
As I opened my window to let In the light,
That the darkest day of tbe world was dawning.
But Hooked, and the East was a gorgeous sight.
One who claims that be knows about It
Tells me the Earth Is a vale of sin;
But I and tbo bees and the birds wadoubt It
And 1 think It a world worth living In.
Borne one says tbat hearts are fickle.
That Ioto la sorrow and life Is care,
And the reaper, Death, with his shining sickle,
(lathers whatever is bright and fair.
I told the thrush. and we laughed together.
Laughed till the woods were all a-rlng;
And he said to me, as he plumed each feather,
"Well, people must croak If they cannot slng'
Up he flew, but his song, remaining,
Bang like a belt in my hedrt all day.
And sllcnc'd tho-yoles ofwesk complaining.
That pipe like Insects alongp'a way.
Oh world of light! Oh world of beauty I
Where are the pleasures so sweet as thine?
Yes; life Is love, and love Is duty;
And what heart sorrows? Oho, not mine I
, . -Ella-muter Wilcox.
Twenty Pages of Excellent Heading Mat.
ter in Yesterday's Dispatch.
The Dispatch ot yesterday was not only a
complete newspaper but also a compendium ot
choice literature of a high standard. For a
nickel its readers secured all the news ot the
day, and in addition scores of columns of origi
nal matter on live topics by the best writers.
Comment is superfluous. The paper speaks for
itself, as nearly 50,000 regular patrons can tea.
Tbe news from theOld World yesterday was
of more than ordinary interest. The British
Cabinet bas been compelled to forego forcing
a bilito its passage by fighting the Tories and
Liberal-Unionists by threats of a dissolution of
Parliament and the consequent elections with
their attendant worry and expense. English
politics afford quite a study just now. The
Queen disappointed 20.C00 of her loyal suojects
who wanted to got a sight of her. Neither she
nor tbey were in a very amiable mood. One
more solution of tbe mystery of Meyerling is
advanced. It is to tbe effect that the Baroness
Vetsera was shot by her uncle, who was f nfatu'
ated with her and madly jealous of the Crown
An interesting account of the great Exposi
tion was furnished by cable from Pans. Bis
marck and the Commissioners have so far
failed io agree upon a plan for settling the Sa
moan dispute. Industrial troubles are causing
much anxiety In Germany.
With much pomp and noise of booming can
non, President Harrison and party, including
tbe tso precious White House babies, left
Washington for a Sunday out on the water,
away from office seekers and other capital
pests. Hon. John Dalzell was In Washington
looking after tbe interests .of candidates for
office. Jeff Davis has writtena letter criticis
ing General Wolselev's paper on the Southern
Confederacy. Indians have descended on
Guthrie. Oklahoma, but did no particular
harm. A former Pittsburger had quite an ad
venture with them. Edison bas brought juit
against the Phonograph Company, claiming
that be has been defrauded. Negroes from the
South have a grievance. They claim that Har
rison Isn't giving tbem their share of the offices.
The Cronin mystery at Chicago deepens. His
friends believe tbat the doctor was murdered.
A man named Schweinfust at Rockford, 111,,
who claims to be the Messiah, has made many
converts, and churches are trying members who
have gone over to the new faith for heresy.
Suit bas been brought against the Pittsburg
Plate Glass Company. Ex-Congressman Barz,
alleges a conspiracy to build and sell the Ford
City works and make $900,000. A Knight of
Labor claims to have important evidence
against the gentlemen who are alleged to have
Imported foreign window glass blowers. Forty
deputy sheriffs were sent to Duquesne to pre
serve order. Six arrests were made. An out
door prohibition meeting was held in Alle
gheny. One of tbe orators accidentally fell
through tbe platform. President McGowan
says the Pattern Makers' League will recom
mend the eight-hour system at to-day's conven
tion. Five Indian skeletons were unearthed
near Guyasuta on the West Penn Railroad.
Tbe game of ball between tbe Pittsburg and
Chicago teams resulted: Chicagos, 11; Pitts
burgs. 7. Tbe news and gossip ot the turf, the
ball field and the prize ring, was as.complete
and interesting as usual.
The second and third parts included the
usual bright and entertaining matter. Frank
Carpenter's letter from Burmah was In that
popular writer's best vein. Bill Nya described
the blase young man, and gave a laughable
report of an interview with Ward McAllister.
"Why Do Men Drink?" was the subject of an
entertaining essay on Inebriety, from a scien
tific and medical standpoint A number of
experts told bow deaf mutes are instructed,
and gave various entertaining accounts of tbe
movements in the interest of these unfortunate
people. E. W. Bartlett also sketched tbe his
tory of the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb
at Wllklnsburg. Olive Weston gave a column
of gossip about Ellen Terry. T. E. Malone
contributed a paper on tbe habits of the quail,
Frank A. Burr sketched men of national repu
tation who are residents of New York. Henry
JNonnan wrote of tbe Great Wall of China.
Mary G. Humphreys' letter described the
princely apartments of the children of million
aires. Sidney Luska's novelette was continued.
Ernest H. Helnrichs told a pleasing ,4ns fanci
ful story for young readers. "Everyday
Science," Religious Thought" Rev. Dr.
Hodges' views on dancing, the letters of
Beverly Crump, Shirley Dare, Lillian Spencer,
E. L. Wakeman and the celebrated singer,
Emma Nevada, were other especially excellent
DELUSIONS OP AN EMPRESS.
She Thinks the Waters From a King's
Shroud Will Drown Her.
From the Londdn Star.
Tbe Empress of Austria, who is at Wies
baden, occnples outside the town a villa which
is guarded by police agents, and no stranger is
allowed to approach It Tbe Empress' delusion
was tbat King Louis came to her in the night
dripping wet in his shroud, from which there
ran a perfect stream of water, which filled the
room and threatened to drown her. She would
waka in a fright, and call for help, saying she
was drowning. These hysterics generally ended
in a fainting fit and, singular to add, for some
days afterward the Empress appeared to be
free from hallucination.
On her return to Vienna last year the Em
press absolutely refused to see her son, the
Archduke Rudolf, declaring that be bad not
paid her proper respect Shortly afterward
the Archduke committed suicide, and it be
came an imperative necessity thartbe Empress
should be confined to ber own apartments, for
she was continually reproaching herself with
causing the death of her son. And now tbe
acute crisis in tbe Empress' illness bas passed,
for softening of the brain has set in.
A Limit to His Liking.
From the McHenry (111.) Plalndealer.
The speculators who are buying cats to ship
in carloads to the mouse-infested regions of tbe
Northwest aro respectfully directed to this city
as a source of supply. We like cats, yes, we
will put it stronger, we love cats; but when 23
of tbem, by actual count sit on our woodpile
and complain of tbe stomach ache, at midnight,
we love the fellow who will carry them off far
Two Ways of Sizing: Up Men.
From tbe uetrolt Free Press.
A blind man in Missouri claims to be able to
tell tbe size ofany person's foot by feeling of
that person's bead. This is -not half as con
vincing as it is for an office seeker to discover
that a Cabinet officer has "the big head" by
feeling that individual's foot
PISH AND FISHERMEN.
Philadelphia Record: Catfish are how
spawning and many are shot by West Chester
anglers (?) while lying among the reeds in
'Detboit Free Surest: Tbe cost of every
pound of fish taken at a summer resort where
the fishing Is advertised to bo excellent Is J6 80,
and It may be s mighty poor fish at that.
Freepobt (Pa.) Journal: On Monday, after
ope of our crack sportsmen had spent several
hoursfishingatadam in the creek at the saw
mill and bad nothing to show for his work,
Will Moss came along, dropped a line, and In
five minutes had landed a five-pound pike.
SAVANNAH Newt: T. M. Smith, of Val
dosta, caught a trout weighing three pounds in
Mr. McRee's mill pond last week, and when it
was scaled and cleaned for the pan a 14 rifle
ball was 'found imbedded in its flesh, the scar
having healed entirely over. The ball was
flattened at the point and had three scales
driven into it.and it required the use of a knife
to cut them out of the lead.
With a fen dollar note and a six dollar reel,
A two dollar line and a lour dollar creel,
A book full of one, two and three dollar flies,
And away with his twelve dollar ticket he hies.
Thus the dollars it cost his ambition for trout,
Wore fifty in number before be set out
At the end of a week he returned from bis
Ami a fish worth a dime covered all he bad
caught. Saginaw Courier.
Ajierictjs (Ga.) Recorder: J. S.McCorkIe
Stated Saturday that he went seining last week
at. tbe Hollls mill, in Marion county. While
waking about in the water ho discovered the
tail of a large catfl.h'stlcklng out of tbo water.
He stooped down-aud picked up, not a fish, but
a largo stnmptaB black moccasin tbat had
swallowed the fish as far as tbo fins. He says
tbat be saw It was a wake about three or four
feet lose aad a very .lasge one. No one told
an to drej rt, hot be aid so asd left th pesd.
'CURIOUS' CONDENSATIONS '
Charlevoix, Mich., has clothes-pin so-"
A train of 22 cars, loaded with bananas,
recently left New Orleans for Cincinnati
Mrs.C. IV. O'Gorman, of Macon.Ga., has
a mocking bird that has learned to exactly imi
tate the whistle of the postman. He has the
note so exact that the neighbors are constantly
running to tbe door looking for the letter that
never comes. It bas been observed, too, that if
the postman changes' bis whistle the bird
changes to suit the new sound.
The poor boxes in the Church ,ef the
Annunciation, at North Fifth andHavemeyer
streets, says a Brooklyn local Item, are con
nected with the parochial residence by burglar-proof
alarm wires, a precaution made
necessary by the frequent robberies committed
fn the chureb. On Wednesday night the alarm
sounded, and a search-of tbe church was made
by the police. They found a young man hidden
in the organ.
-The newest personal adornment takes
the form of hairs from the tail of tbe African
elephant These hirsute appendages, with
gold embellishments, are strictly the fashion.
Tbe elephant fs just now the most valuable
animal under the face of the sun. Not only
are his caudal hairs worth more than their
weight in gold, but his tusks cost 850 a ton.
And as a result the great "earth-shaking beast"
is being hunted down in the most merciless
General Manager Coleman of 4he3Sortk
Pacific Coast Railroad, bas been asked by a
number of people living along tbe line of that
road to change the road-bed above Duncan's
Mills for a distancerof some 100 yards so as to
run the track through the trunk of one of the
large redwoods in that neighborhood. The
Idea is tabave the road tunnel, as it were, the
high stump of one of the giants of tbe forest
recently cut down. The tree trunk is IS feet
The Court of Errors and Appeals. of
New Jersey, decided a novel case. It was the)
suit of John Burns against the Erie Railroad.
The question was whether Burns, as an em
ploye of the road, who was by contract paid a
saury and passage to and from work, could be
ejected from a train by a conductor when ha
refused to give up his seat in a smoking car to
a passenger who paid his fare. It was held,
that Barns could nobe compelled to give up
his seat, and had a perfect right in the car.
Dr. Prior, of Stamford, Conn., was
lately called to attend a case that presents
some peculiar features. Near High Ridga
there is a family living, and the wifeistho
mother of U children, none of them twins. All
the children live at home with the exception of
two. These two contracted scarlet fever at
New Canaan, and then came home and gave it
to the rest of tbe family, except the parents.
Here were 14 children with tbe scarlet fever,
and tbe physician had to mix the medicine in a
pitcher. A small bottle would not go round.
All are now doing well.
General Algernon S. Bates, a retired
officer of the British army, arrived recently at
the Occidental Hotel, in Seattle. Wash., from
England, and as he entered the dining room
was greatly surprised to find bis son, John
Bates, aged 22. a handsome young man. en
gaged as a waiter, which position he had held
for some six weeks past. The young man left
England several yearyago, and served in tbe
Winnipeg rebellion as a volunteer, making a
brilliant record for himself. After wandering
about Canada he finally drifted to Seattle.
The meeting between father and son was a
most affecting one. Tbey left for Vancouver
and will take a trip to Alaska.
Bridgeport, Conn., has a hen with s
head for mathematics. She sat this spring and
hatched out a few chickens, which were taken
from her and added to another flock. But she
would not give it up. Instead, she went out
side the coop and clacked and clucked till she
got her proper number of chickens no- more,
no less and strutted about with tbem at her
heels tbe proudest fowl in all the nutmeg State,
When tbe young ones were big enough to go to
roost they feared to follow her to such a height,
so she took them one by one upon her back,
and set tbem off carefully In a row, then
perched at the head of them confident that she
hail discharged the whole duty of a hen.
Elberton, Ga., claims to have the laziest
man in the world. He says that be would
starve rather than do anything In the shape of
work, and would freeze before he would ent-a
fire of wood. He fully indorses the sentiments'
of the man who refused the bushel ot corn be
cause It was not shelled, and preferred to be
buried alive rather than shell it He says that
ha has lived SO days' without eating a partlcla
ot ioou, ror tne reason mat ne aid not nave it,
and has more than once lived throuzb the sue
mer on fruit alone. Ha was a Confederate sol.
dier and wanted to go to the proposed Confed.
erate Soldiers' Home until he saw In the newsV
papea thsva'jiraJl arcourjjof lan4w;tnirbe
furnished each one to cultivate, since when he I
positively refuses to go. '
x-There was much speculation among the
members of the fire department for a while as
to what caused the alarm of fire which was
rung, Wednesday evening, at Augusta, Me.
Since tbe truth bas been ascertained. Aleo
McCansland, the city driver, resides in the en
gine house, and when the alarm bell on the
building sonnded be sprang out of bed only to
find his little 6-year-old son clad in nothing but
his nigbt shirt tugging away at the bell rope.
Mr. McCansland spoke to bim, but be made no
reply, and tbe father was obliged to shake the
youngster before he could be awakened. The
little fellow, in a somnolent state, had arisen
and given the false alarm, and singular to re
late it was almost exactly the time that a alarm
ot fire had been given the evening previously.
It appears tbat wood pavements have
met with greater success in some of the coun
tries of Europe than In our own, the reason as
signed for this being the fact of their having a
foundation of concrete to rest upon In the for
mer, at the same time receiving more attention
their, in the way of maintenance, than here.
Owing to its hardness and resinous quality,
American yellow pine, it Is stated, bas become
tbe favorite wood for this purpose in Berlin
and Hamburg; and official report says thai
Frederick's Bridge, Berlin, which was paved in
tbe spring ot 1879 with the wood in question, is
still in good condition, while tbe approaches,
paved with granite blocks, have twice since re-
? aired repaving. The Opera plats, also, in
ront of the Emperor's palace, was paved seven
years ago partly with yellow pine and cypress,
at a point where the traffic ia greatest, while at
other points stone blocks were used, the laying
of tbe different surfaces with these several ma
terials being at tbe same time. According to
the report the area covered with the wood
pavement is at present the one whlcnisbest
CLIPPED BIT3 OF WET,
It Did Not Annoy Him. McCorkle
VSmythe says'he owes you a grudge."
MeCraekle "Never mmaramytne never pays
anything." Harper' t Bator.
A Great Inducement Cora "What in
dnced you to tell Mr. Merrltt I went to the party
last night with George?"
Little Johnnie "A quarter. "Earper't Bazar.
Husband I'm going into business la
Wall street and don't know whether to be a
"bull" or a "bear."
Wife Don't worry, dear; you always wUl ba a
beast of some kind. BpocS.
A Human Iceberg. Ted So she coat you
all that money? Why, the girl must be made of
ice cream by this time.
JJed-I guess you're right. She is a Boston girl
and a regular freezer herself. Epoch.
Some of the "Sanitary Science" people
have been agltatlnarthe question of making bath-4
lng compulsory. It won't work. It was tried in'
2ioabstlme. and tbe only people who escaped
with their lives were those who kept out of the
watsr. rsrra ifouts Exprett.
Father Bobby, are you too lame and
tired to walk a mile and a half to the circus?
Bobby No, indeed, father.
Father Well, then, you will go out ia the yard.
and run tbe lawn mower until bedtime. I've no - ,
circus money this year. Omaha World. ,
Chicago Woman I want a marriage li- -if' A
cense. Uy finance Is too busy to corns himself. -"'"., '
Clerk or Court (glancing at calendar) Let me
see. this Is the 10th, isn't It?
Chicago Woman Why, how perfectly absurd of
yout This is only my sixth. -ManeapolU
He Had Made the Grand Tour. She '1
hear that yoa went as tar as Constantinople, Hr. ,
Bmythe. Then you must have seen the Dardan
elles." He-"H'mt Don't remember the name. But I
saw the Wlllards at Trieste, and young Spoopen-'
dyke, who was traveling with thesl. "-Harper
"I shall accept your Invitation to the fair, ..
.gentlemen," remarked General W.T. Sherman,
1f there will be " '
"Novetfear, General," responded the spoke.
man, 'ira have made arrangements to have a, .
kUsable girls at your side constantly." V,
"Verywell, theaPU ba there."Jfinnajo((7;
Tribune. ; &&
Destrovinsr a Fine Moral. Uncle OTeafiff
water (noted temperance apostle, on a visit to bis
nephew. looklnir out or parlor wIndow)-Whatr"aJ
Nephew Yes: yesv but tte owner built lt;out of '
tbe blood, the aeiies and gro-in of his , fcllowmeii r?
out of the grief of crying children and thojroeof
walling women. fi stjy
Uncle C Ahl A rum seller, of eourset Tfes,-
yesr : , - .. '9sstt5v
XeyMW-Uft, no; na-s a ucausi. tmmaurw.
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