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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH," FRIDAY, MAT 17, 1889.
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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1889.
NOTHING MOKE TO GIVE AWAY.
It is hardly worth while to treat seriously
the application for a charter for an electric
railway on Diamond street to the snbarbs.
Coming at a time when the pressure of cable
traffic in the other leading thorough
fares makes the widening of Diamond
street a necessity as a means of
securing an unobstructed avenue to
the East End, the proposal to seize
on this last remaining outlet for corporation
profit is simply ridiculous if seriously
meant. If intended only for a joke, it is a
very poor one.
Oi course, no mere charter granted at Har-
rjsburjan give any rights to construct an
electric or other railroad in the city.
Councils hare, and will continue to have
clear control of all the streets. The people
gladly acquiesced in the grant of privileges
to the cable lines already constructed and
in process of construction, because they were
urgent v needed by the public The rights
were very valuable; but the conveni
ence to citizens getting to and from
their homes was coram ensurately great.
So, too, the enterprise of those who undertook
to give the first rapid transit deserved en
couragement. But for cables or electric or
any other form of track on Diamond street,
there will never be any excuse, excepting
the failure of the Fifth avenue or Second
avenue lines to furnish proper facilities, or
because of extortionate charges by them.
And if such a contingency should arise, the
privilege assuredly will not be granted to
the first parties who choose to acquire the
form of a charter at Karrisburg. The city
should have the benefit of its worth. It is
one thing to give rights to erect a great pub
lic necessity, and while the measure of their
value is yet Unassured by experiment; it is
quite another to make a clear gift for the
mere financial benefit of a few people, and
this at the additional expense of the public
safety and convenience.
It has been hinted that the new company
proposal is not bona fide, but in the interest
of the existing traction lines, and intended
to block fnture competition. There cannot
be much in this view, however, as the mere
getting of a charter confers no right to any
given route; and if not pnt in operation the
charter itself would be forfeitable for non
user. The application is a mere waste of
activity, no matter from what point
A NOTABLE CAEEEB SUDDENLY ENDED.
The sudden death of Allen Thorndyke
Bice, just at the time he had expected to
start for the post of Minister to Russia, is
one of those dramatic instructions in the de
lusive nature of human ambitions which
make a wide and painful impression. Mr.
Bice was a young man not merely of great
promise, but of very considerable perform
ance. In literature and public affairs he
took a lively and successful interest, mak
ing a notably prosperous American maga
zine by sheer originality of ideas; organiz
ing explorations for research among famous
ruins of the Old "World; dabbling somewhat
in the supply of live material for news
papers; running for Congress; writing
biographies of American statesmen of note;
and finally undertaking the appointment to
the Court of St. Petersburg. To get through
with this varied programme, and to succeed
in commanding more or less a national
reputation by the discharge or each particu
lar part cf it, was no mean or inconsiderable
record for a young man who had not yet
rounded his SGth year.
The death of Mr. Bice will be regretted
very sincerely by those who have observed his
career. It removes one whose distinguish
ing characteristic was an almost feverish
impulse to activities designed to serve his
times and to bring him worthy fame.
PITTSBURG'S POLICE ABE ITJCKY.
-The police force of Pittsburg should con
gratulate itself on its freedom from the ex
asperating trials that seem perennially to
afflict the guardians of Chicago's peace.
Pittsburgers are not given to murder, burg
lary and mysterious disappearance, as Chi
cagoans are, apparently with the sole view
ol discrediting the local police. At present
the Chicago bluccoats are dragging all Lake
Michigan for the body of Dr. Cronin, who
persists in chatting cheerfully with report
ers in Toronto, forgetting that he has dis
appeared. The Chicago police have not re
covered from the-efTects of a sudden change
of metal "badges, which occurred when
Mayor Cregier came into office, and the
ghastly humor of Dr. Cronin naturally dis
Tascott, the burglar, murderer, and mys
terious disappeared was another instance of
this cowardly and cruel tendency of Chica
goans to poke fun at their police. McGari
gle, the boodler of Cook county, was an
other. Hpw would our efficient officers like
such unsympathetic conduct on the part of
Pittsburg's citizens, criminal and other
wise? They would not, appreciate it, we
are sure. Therefore, 'when Pittsburg po
licemen fall to comparing the size ot their
shields and salaries with those of their
brethren in other cities, we trust they will
not forget to count on the credit side, the
abstention of Pittsburgers from such annoy
ing practices as we have indicated.
It will do nobody harm'to read two short
stories which the New York correspondent
of The Dispatch contributes to an adjoin
ing .column to-day. In one place it is lold
how Francis DDnffin, a printer, bet 5500
on a horse named Hanover in the Brooklyn
handicap on Wednesday, and, when another
horse won theTace killed hlmselk.The other
lard, bet $600 on Exile in the same race, and,
when that horse won, cleared $3,000 on his
investment. Of course Mr. Lorillard did
not make an assault upon bis life.
In a way it would be satisfactory to say
that it is foolish to bet upon any but the
horse that wins. But this is hardly the
moral we ought to extract from the con
trastingresultsofthe two bets made upon the
same race. It is unfortunately impossible
to tell which horse is going to win. If it
were possible racing as a pastime irould
cease to exist. The best advice to Rive to
everybody is undoubtedly: Do not bet
But a slight modification of this might be
made with comparatively small injury to
the principle involved. Our advice revised
would be: Have nothing to do with betting
on horse races or any other sport unless you
can afford to lose always. Not to lose now and
then merely, but to lose always Pierre
Lorillard is, happily for him, so situated
financially that he can throw away hun
dreds and even thousands of dollars. The
suicide, Francis D. Duffin imperiled his
home and his whole fortune when he went
into the betting ring. A loss of but a part
of his possessions unhinged his mind and
made a death of shame preferable to life.
MUSIC IN THE AIB.
Not within the recollection of the oldest
inhabitant, as the saying goes, has Pittsburg
enjoyed snch a distinguished and enjoyable
season oi music as this spring has brought
to her. Tbe visiting organizations have
been numerous and of an unusually high
grade of excellence the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, which has jus given us two
splendid exhibitions of its powers under the
baton of Mr. Gerlcke, very fitly exemplify
ing the highest point reached. Nor have
local artists been backward. As has been
already said by The Dispatch, the Mozart
Club, two nights ago, surpassed all its pre
vious notable efforts in its rendering ot the
oratorio of "Elijah." Other musical bodies
in this city have shown work of a very high
It is pleasant matter for thought .at this
day that the grandest event of all is yet to
come, the May Festi' a1. The preparations
for this great series of concerts have been
made so carefully and with such intelligent
zeal that their success seems assured.
A C0BNEB IN BULL BOGS.
Men who have pretty daughters must be
careful of their backyard representatives,
for the Standard Oil Company is threaten
ing to corner the market in bnll terriers.
For some weeks to come it will be well for
parents to count the bull terriers before re
tiring to rest It is well known to what
lengths the Standard Oil Company will go
to secure its ends. It may not find bull dogs
quite as easy to absorb as oil or gas wells;
and, where the Standard cannot obtain a
bull dog by fair means, it will by foul.
The dogs are to be used for watch duty in
the refineries and warehouses of the Stand
ard Company, and the first order put upon
the market by their agents, the Associated
Fanciers, is for 200 dogs, aged between 6
months and a year, and in good condition.
We presume .that dogs that know how to
repel inquisitive newspaper reporters and
independent scouts will sell at a premium.
An ability to hang on and a very large ap
petite are qualifications which are likely to
be very desirable. The Standard likes its
employes to be in full sympathy with itself.
It is on this account that we are rather sur
prised that the Standard Oil Company has
not decided to guard its refineries and ware
houses with anacondas and boa constrictors
rather than mere bull dogs. The squeezing
power of the snake is truly Standard-like.
"if it should happen that the Standard is
able to monopolize the supply of bull dogs,
we can readily imagine that at least one sec
tion of society will rejoice. Many a love suit,
other wise as calm and happy as a summer day,
has been torn -into sanguinary tatters by the
teeth of an unrelenting bnll terrier. The
bull dog certainly is more in place guarding
tanks of oil than marring suits of clothes
and love. With the bull dogs secluded,
there will be a great reduction in rents all
over the country, and tailors will note a
diminution in the demand for trousers.
Pensions Cojimissioneb Tanneb's
remarks on State relief in the South for dis
abled and impoverished ex-Confederate
veterans have been met with pretty vigorous
criticism from those who think the proposal
conflicts with the Constitution. Whatever
views exist as to the Commissioner's posi
tion on matters of legislation, it nevertheless
seems to be conceded that his vigorous and
prompt administration of the executive af
fairs of the Pensions Office is giving very
great satisfaction to the thousands of old
soldiers who have to deal with it Com
missioner Tanner is evidently very much a
live man, and even those who may differ
from his views of policy will likely have to
give him strong credit for his administra
tion of executive affairs before his term runs
A sanguine observer of theatrical
affairs suggests that the sale of Mrs, Lang
try's scenery and stage properties to take
place shortly indicates that she intends to
retire from the stage. It is too good to be
true. Mrs. Langtry cannot be'retiring.
New that it is reported that Benjamin P.
Hutchinson, otherwise "Old Hutch," wept
like Miss Georgia Cayvan when he saw
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" at the theater,
the movement to have him canonized as
Chicago's patron saint ought to crystalize.
A statue of "Old Hutch," mounted on a
brass crocodile, should be erected in Chi
cago's Board of Trade.
Beam is the name of a young Latrobe
baseball pitcher -whose services are wanted
by the Pittsburgh Hustling Horace has
found the scales are going against his men,
and he thinks if he has the Beam at his
disposal his weigh will be quite clear.
By the death of Major Samuel Harper
this community loses a very valuable friend,
defender and counselor. He served his
country well In the field, and in peace he
has been foremost in many beneficent enter
prises, The death of so good a citizen will
be widely and sincerely mourned.
Jonx Jabsett certainly earned the
recognition he has received from the Presi
dent He has been a powerful defender of
protection at home; may he continue the
good work abroad. The Dispatch con
Some of Chauncey Depew's friends are
trying to persuade him that his gift of ora
tory is a bar to his securing the Presidency
of the United States. This is absurd, even
if Mr. Depew does hire some other man to
keep him supplied with eloquence at so
much a rhetorical flower.
Don Pedbo is said to have predicted
that he is. the last Emperor Brazil will ever
see. He is right, and if the signs. qC the
times mean anything, Dom. Pedro will not
be the last Emperor much longer. '"
ory. The young State remembers that a
Democratio House of Bepresentatives ad
mitted her, but has forgotten how her entry
into tbe family circle of the United States
was delayed by Democrats, Anyhow, she
has gone Democratic.
The Pittsburg pitchers seem to be all
broken, and it is not apparently from tbeir
having gone to the well too often. Nobody
would mourn if the club fell into the well
and staved there.
The Adaville, Minn., Courier says: ,"The
fact is, St. Louis women are prettier than
Chicago women," and even at the distance
of five hundred miles we can hear the gal
lant Chevalier Field shout: "Ods bodkins!
cut the Adaville Courier off our exchange
PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE.
The Hon. Samuel J. Randall took advantage
of the pleasant weather to take a drive yester
day morning. He expressed himself as feeling
well, and bis appearance corroborated his as
sertion. Mb. W. F. Blackmab, who will take his
Ph. D. degree at Johns Hopkins University in
June, has just been appointed to the Chair of
History and Sociology at the Kansas State
University, Lawrence, Kan.
Secretary Tract took a party of friends
down the Potomac river as far as Mt Vernon
yesterday on tbe Despatch. Secretary Blaine
will make tbe same trip to-day, in company
with the new British Jlinister.
Congressman Archie Bliss, of Brooklyn,
recently remarked: '.'It costs money to be a
member of the House. I have been a Congress
man for 15 years, and have spent 10,000 a year
outside of my salary. It has cost me $150,000,
therefore, to represent my constituents."
M. Roustan, the French Minister to the
United States, is a man of medium height, with
dark hair and eyes and closely trimmed mus
tache. He is one of the most popular mem
bers of the Diplomatic Corps at Washington.
He is a bachelor, fond of society, and a great
The corporation of Yale University met yes
terday and appointed Prof. Albert S. Cook,
Ph. D., of Berkley, Cal, to the chair of English
in the academic department This professor
ship was made vacant in 1881. when Prof. Cyrus
G. Northrop accepted tbe presidency of the
University of Minnesota, .
Hebb Josef Ritter von Werntjl, the
great Austrian rifle lnventqr and manufacturer,
Rained his knowledge of firearms in America,
and then from a small beginning built np a fac
tory employing 8,000 men. On the announce
ment of his death stock in the concern fell 10
per cent, showing the Importance in which his
personality was held.
Frank Dempster Sherman, the dreamy
poet or rather "writer ot society verse," used
to be a retail stationer at PeekskilL, It is said
that owing to a splendid opinion of himself he
has not met with tbe fame that migljt come to
him were be more agreeable to those who could
give htm the proper boost He has a morbid
dislike of reporters and does not deign an in.
traduction to one.
A Brilliant Social Event In a Charming
The beantif nl residence of Mr. John Hays,
the well-known tobacco manufacturer ot Alle.
gbeny, nestling among the trees at Swissvale,
was the scene of a brilliant society event last
evening. It was the wedding of Mr. Hays'
beautiful and accomplished daughter, Marlam,
to Mr. W. R. Scott formerly with Kuhn Bros.,
of the East End.
The ceremony was performed at 730 o'clock,
by Rev. B. F. Woodbum, pastor of the San
dusky Street Allegheny, Baptist Church, as
sisted by Rev. E. D. Hammond, of tbe Shady
Avenue Church, in the midst of a large circle
of relatives and immediate friends. After the
ceremony tbe company assembled in the spa
cious dlninghaU, where a wedding banquet was
The wedding presents were both numerous
and costly. Ibe young couple will take an
extended Eastern bridal trip, and npon tbeir
return will settle down in a house already fur
nished, by the groom, in tbe East End.
AN ALLEGHENY RECEPTION.
Mrs. Wllllnm Thaw, Jr., Entertains at Her
Residence on the NortUsIde.
One of tbe leading society events of the
season was tbe reception given by Mrs. William
Thaw, Jr., at, her residence. No. 21 Lincoln
avenne, Allegheny, last evening. The bonse
was beautifully decorated with flowers and
tropical plants. Toerge's Orchestra occupied
an alcove in one part of the building. The
guests began to arrive shortly after 9 o'clock,
and were royally entertained.
About 150 cuests were present and enjoyed a
very pleasant evening. An elegant luncheon
was served at midnight Mr. Thaw will leave
for Europe in a few days, and his many friends
bid him goodby and wished him a very pleas
Several Social Events.
Among the pleasant events of last evening
were: A reception given by Mrs, John Harper,
of Clin street in honor ot Mr. and Mrs. John,
Jr.. who soon go to New York: a progressive
enchre at Mrs. Annie Heppenstall's, Lincoln
avenue. East End: a musical and literary enter
tainment by tbe Mark Twain Literary Society
in the MUlvale Opera House, with Miss Clara
Ramsey, of Youngstown, elocutionist as the
bright particular star.
A Quaint Concert.
The old-time concert announced to be given
in Masonic Hall, at Washington and Madison
streets. Allegheny, this evening, promises to be
a highly amusing affair. Among the musicians
will be the Central Reformed Presbyterian
Church Choral Society and tbe Alpine Quartet
A programme that promises well, and the ren
dition of which will be nicely set off in quaint
costumes, is published.
Miss Mollie Peterson and Mr. John Besturck,
of McKeespoit, were married in the First M.
E. Church at that place last evening. The cor
emony was performed by Rev. Dr. Mansell
amid a large number of relatives and friends of
the young couple.
WHO KILLED BISHOP?
The Wife and Mother of the Blind Bender
Blame the Surgeon.
Special Telejrram to The Dispatch.
New York, May 16. There will be an inquiry
and perhaps another autopsy in the case of W.
Irving Bishop, tbe mind reader who. according
to the medical testimony, died last Monday in
a cataleptic seizure that followed an exhibition
of his peculiar powersatthe Lambs' Club. Mrs.
Eleanor Fletcher Bishop, bis mother, clings to
her belief that her son died under the surgeon's
knife. It wu at first decided that Bishop's
funeral shonld take place to-morrow, but the
later developments bave cansed it to be post
poned until Monday. Mrs. Eleanor Fletcher
Bishop Is still at the Hoffman House with tbe
wife ot tbe dead mind reader. To-day she sent
a letter to Dr. Allen McLane Hamilton and
Dr. Spitzka, asking them to assist her in the
Investigation she was about to begin. Mrs.
Bisbop also sent the following letter to Coroner
Ferdinand Levy : ,
I am of the belief, founded up on my knowledge
of previous attacks, that tbe autopsy performed
by Drs. Irwin and Ferguson was unwarranted. 1
therefore demand that a further examination be
made with a view to determine whether my son
died under the surcreon'e Voire or from catalepsy.
Eleanok flitches Bisnor.
Toe Hoffjiax House, May is, 1839.
Coroner Levy received Mrs. Bishop's letter
to-night and after consulting with her and
with Bishop's wife, decided to subpoena the
doctors and others interested in tbe case to ap
pear before him at 4 o'clock to-morrow after
noon. Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Spitzka will be
called upon as experts, and Drs. Lee, Irwin and
Ferguson will testify to the facts.
Bishop's body has been partly embalmed,
and lies in the .undertakers' rooms. The
funeral will be on Monday afternoon at 2
Governor Beaver Takes a "Holiday.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
HABRiSBTrRG, May IS. The Governor has
about 120 bills to dispose of, many of which call
for appropriations. As he will leave for New
York to-morrow, and Secretary Stone will be
absent until next week, no additional bills will
likely be acted on this week.
Besting Tbeir Brains.
NAsrrvTtXE, May 16. The Ohio Editorial
Association, nearly 100 strong, reached here to
night and were entertained at tbe rooms of
tbe Commercial Club. Theylfave to-morrow
tor Florence, Ala.
No Ilonrs Heard Yet,
From the Alt. California. J . ,
Blaine has been two months In offieo and thn
British lion still IaateU.jFar,,better. things
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Atlantic City Crowded Already Tiro Names
From One A Slnr on Philadelphia and
A Pittsbubqeb who has just returned from
Atlantic City says that thatdreadfuTSeasidere
sort is now already crowded. Prettywell all the
cottages to be disposed of are already told for
the season; and the hotels also are fairly filled.
The weather has been very pleasant there of
late, although it has already been hot It may
comfort Pittsburgers who are unable to'fly to
the seashore to know that the mosquitoes have
already appeared in Atlantio City. New York
Is dreadfully hot, and everybody is flying to
Not long ago a friend of mine engaged a new
man to look after his horses and garden. After
the question of salary had been settled my
friend asked his new employe what his first
name was. -I have two first names," replied
"What are theyf"
"Alexander," replied he.
"But that's only one,"
"No, sir; two."
"How do you make that out?"
"Why, Alex and Sander," replied the man,
unconscious of any blunder.
It was no use to try to convince htm that be
only possessed one first name, and now he is
called Alex and Sander indifferently by the
members of tbe household in which ho lives.
One day last week a party of insurance men,
among whom were representatives of Pitts
burg, Philadelphia and New York, met In the
refreshing art gallery of tbe Hoffman House,
New York, to discuss the weather and other
timely topics. The Pittsburgers and the New
Yorkers seemed disposed to have fun with the
Phlladelphlans. A New York insurance man
particularly persisted in calling Philadelphia
Wanamaker-Town. To this some of the Phll
adelphlans took hearty exception. Bat a New
Yorker said that if he were to send a letter ad
dressed to Wanamaker-Town, it would be de
livered in Philadelphia.' lhereupon one- ot
the Phlladelphlans offered to bet 100 that it
couldn't be done. The New Yorker promptly
accepted tbe wager- The $100 was promptly
put up in the hands of a Pittsburger, and 12
letters were directed to different addresses in
Philadelphia. The name of the city, however,
was Invariably written Wanamaker-Town.
Every letter reached its destination and an
swers were received: and the New Yorker
spent his (100 so easily woa In champagne for
the crowd on Saturday last
The legality of delivering letters, however,
addressed to Wanamaker-Town in Philadel
phia is rather more than questionable.
There Is a lady in this city whose enemies,
if she has any, would never suspect her of
being a baseball crank; who.nevertheless shows
every sign of having become one this season.
The other day I happened to meet her early.in
the evening, before the result of tbe afternoon
game had become known, and sho asked me
with an air of great anxiety if I knew 'the re
Suit of the Alleghenies match. I told her that
the Alleghenies had won; and her face lighted
up with a most radiant smile.
"But" sa'd I, "surely you don't care any.
thing about such things?"
"Weil," she replied, you know rry husband
last season was the most dreadful crank on tho
subject of baseball. He went to all the matches
be could, and his tongue never wagged about
anything else. I told him that when this season
began that only on one condition would I allow
him to talk baseball all the time. That con
dition is that every time the Alleghenies win
he is to pay me a dollar. I fear I shall not
make a fortune, but I mean to get some benefit
from tbe baseball fever which my husband
In this age it is not often that you find even
a boy of 10 or -12 who does not value money
more than almost anything else.
Yesterday a boy of about that ago ap
proached his father who occupied the seat in
front of me In a suburban train and said with
show of considerable emotion: "Father, I've
lost my pocketbookl"
"All your money gone, eht"
"No, got my money, but I don't care for that
all my cigarette pictures are gonel" And two
big tears rolled down his cheeks.
A C0KNEE IN BULLDOGS.
The Standard Pooplo Gain a Monopoly of
the Terrier Market.
from the Philadelphia Call.
The Standard Oil Company has practically
cornered tbe bull-terrier market by ordering
ZOO of the animals of tbe Associated Fanciers.
The animals will cost 115 apiece and must be
between six months and a year,o!d and in good
condition. Already a dozen or so of the ani
mals have been shipped south to the refineries
of the company. The dogs at 15 apiece, of
course, are not pure bred, but are good fight
It is supposed that most of the dogs are to be
sent to the South and Southwest where the
Standard Oil Company has established numer
ous distributing stations for its products. A
good deal of money has been put into these sta
tions, and as the company cannot insure them
it desires to protect them as far as possible from
risks. One of tbe most dangerous of tbese
risks is from loafers tmoking about the oil
tanks. Tbe air in such a vicinity is always
filled with gas from the oil. and it takes very
little to start a fire. In keeping off such char
acters as would be likely to congregate around
tbeir places a bulldog with a fierce jaw is worth
PAPER CASINGS FOB SAUSAGE.
A Delicate Point Decided by Assistant
Washington. May 16. Assistant Secretary
Tichenor has affirmed tbe decision of the Col
lector of Customs at New York assessing duty
at the rate of 15 per cent advalorem ou certain
so-called sausage casings, which tbe importers
claimed were entitled to free entry under the
provision for sausage skins, or under the provi
sion for non-enumerated- articles assimilating
to articles in the free list and in the manufact
ure of which no dutiable material Is used. The
articles in question consist of long tubes of
paper which have been treated with sulphuric
acid to make them hard and impervious to
water. The importers assert .that they are
made from a preparation of parchment and
are known as artificial sausage casings. They
are in general use in Europe and are now being
introduced into this country.
Assistant Secretary Tichenor holds that as
they are in fact manufactures of paper, they
were properly subjected-to duty as such, ana
says that as they are ju st being Introduced into
tbls country they certainly could not bave been
commercially known as sausage skins at the
time oi me passage oi xne lann act
Biscnssed at a Meeting of the National
Board of Fire Underwriters.
New York, May 10. The twenty-third
annual meeting ot tha National Board of Fire
Underwriters was held this morning in the
new rooms of the New York, Board ot
Fire Underwriters In the Mutual Life
buUding. President D. A, Hcald presided.
The repoit of Treasurer J. S. Parish showed a
favorable condition of the finances. Several
papers on subjects of tbeir own selection were
read by several of the Insurance men present
President J. N. Dunham, of -tho Springfield
Fire and Marine Company, confined his re
marks to alleged unfavorable legislation wblsb
the tire insurance business is suffering under.
Unfavorable legislation," he said, "is one of
the obstacles we have to contend
against. The insurance companies
have brought it -upon themselves
by sharp and, at times, unfair adjustment of
losses. One Instance of sharp practice in a
town will, asoon as it becomes known, prod
uce a veryuad effect In tbe community, and
unfavorable legislation is the inevitanie re
sult" Something Wrong With Stanley.
yrom the OU City BUzzard.l
Something is wrong. Stanley has not died
within a week.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Allen Therndike Tllce.
NEW TORE, May IS. Allen Tborndlke Bice, the
newly appointed Minister to Kussls, died sud
denly this morning at the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
where be was a guest. Mr. Rice bad been suffer
ing from a throat affection for a few days past,
but was not supposed to be In any danger. He in
tended to sail for Europe yesterday, in the lnman
steamer City of l'arls, but was compelled to delay
bis departure, owing to bis sickness.
Colonel Fred Gcrker.
PHILADELPHIA, May 18. -Colonel FredQcrter,
internal Bevenue Collector, died In this city this
morning. He. was an Old friend of Samnel j.
ltandall, by whose Influence he was appointed
collector, jjeaiieuueuauwiu xemocrauoi.BE&tQ,
, -. . - . , r ., .
uravc-ninoBf ana was wen sjiown ,ra ooiraoai cir.
AN EVENING OP HARMONY.
A Good Programmo of Fine Music Superbly
Kendercd-Tbo Closing Concert by the
Mozart CInb and Boston Symphony Or.
The second ot the Mozart Club and Boston
Symphony Orchestra concerts drew to Old City
Hall last night another large audience, repre
sentative of Pittsburg's most cultured and
fashionable circles. As if satisfied with the
triumphs of the first evening the home club
gave this occasion entirely into tbe hands of
Mr. Wilheim oericke and his superb orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. Georg Henschel, who are with
the orchestra throughout the present tour, and
Jlr. C. M. Loefiler, the second in rank among
the peerless body of violinists, were the, solo
ists tbat aided in the production of the follow
Overture-"Benevento Cellini," op. 23... Berlioz
Song-"Die Loreley" LlKt
Scherzo, from "Midsummer-night's Dream"
Scotch Fantasie,forvlolln(two moTementsl.Brucb
Variations, from tbe "BusUe Wedding"
Wotan's Farewell and Fire Charm, from
"Die Walknere" Wagner
Scherzo Caprlccloso, op. 68 Dvorak
It was not a satisfactory programme from
any other standpoint than as a medium to dis
play tbe resources and discipline of tbe orches
tra. Tbe great predominance of tbe ultra
modern scaool gave a continuous succession of
brilliant bizarre effects that became cloying
and wearisome toward the close. Tbe substi
tution of some substantial, representative
work of the classical or older romantic school
Instead of, say, the Doorak piece would
bave raised the artistic standard of
the programme, and would at the same time
have made it, by force of contrast, more effect
ive and enjoyable, even to the less musical por
tion of tho audience. Two years aso, on the
previous visit of this orchestra to Pittsburg, a
similarly unsatisfactory programme was pre
sented; the third time, let us hope, will be
So far as concerns the Interpretation of the
selections made, very little but praise can be
spoken. The only shortcomings tbat call for
mention were in tbe Wagner Excerpt which
was not played with the same finish and care
tbat marked the others; there was a general
falling short in this usually so effective score,
that sugcested a lack of recent rehearsal
upon It Nothing of this kind, however, marred
tbe other selections. Not only were tbe extra
ordinary technical resources of the band in all
departments made fully apparent, but there
were at every point evidences of the most
painstaking discipline, the most careful
attention to details of phrasing and shading,
together with rare intelligence In reading and
trne artistic sentiment all combining to con
firm tbe position of tbe Boston Symphony
Orcbestra as the finest In America, and to in
crease the regrets witt) which the musicians of
tbe country see Mr. Oericke lay down his baton
and return to Vienna.
Mrs. Hensehel's singing ot Liszt's beautiful
song (how lovely it Is with the composer's own
orchestration) renewedher conquest of the pre
ceding night alike over musician and amateur.
It was delicious, from every point of view.
It is to be regretted that Mr. Hensehel's in
troduction to a Pittsburg audience was not
made In tbe role of JJyat in which he is su
premerather than in tbe Wolan lines, which
were both lingually and dramatically in
comprehensible to most of bis bearers.
One needs tbe stage scene, or, at least, mem
ory of It, in order to f nil appreciation of this
extract from the "Walknere." Mr. Henschel
sang with a dramatlo Intensity and nobility of
style, which made the very best of the situa
tion. What a pity we could not have the op
portunity of hearing 'these two great artists in
one of tbeir altogether charming vocal recitals.
Mr. Loefiler considerably deepened the favor
able impression produced by bila playing b ere
two years ago. He seems to bave undergone
some artistic development In tbe meantime; bis
style is broader and tbe whole effeot ot his
plaj Ing more brilliant anof masterful.
All honor to the unselfish and indefatigable
workers of the Mozart Club, who by these two
concerts have, more than ever proved their or-
ganizatlon to' be not only the most enduring
ut the most valuable element in our higher
musical life. C. W. S.
GLEAES HIS OWN SKIRTS.
Marshal Needles Not Guilty of Luw-Brenk-Ins,
If Ills Deputies Were.
Washington. May 16. The Attorney Gen
eral has received a report from T. B. Needles,
of Indian Territory, in regard to the conduct of
himself and deputies at the opening of Okla
homa territory, on the 22d of April. "As far as
I am concerned," be says, "X have not eqtered
any land or lands, town lot or lots, in the Okla
homa district and have no Interest whatever,
directly or indirectly, near or remote, of any
kind or nature, in any land or lease in the ter
ritory. I do not know positively as to my
deputies, but bave had an intimation that one
of them has secured a town Jot in Gutbne, and
one or two have entered quarter sections ot
land. I am not positive as to this, but will at
once ascertain the fact and report to you. I
have heard of no other violations of tbe law by
' Marshal Needles explains that he dldnOt
fully investigate tbe action of bis deputies be
cause two special agents ot tbe Land Office
bave been engased for two weeks 'investigating
tbe whole matter. Tbeir reports have been
sent to Washington, and he presumed tbe At
torney General had been fully advised in re
gard to them. Attorney General Miller said
this afternoon tbat it was just to Mr. Needles
to say tbat the reports' of tbe special agents
showed tbat he bad helped them materially lu
tbeir investigations, and that there was nothing
to show that be bad done anything wrong. The
Attorney General added that ho would expect
Marshal Needles to make an investigation of
the action of bis deputies in entering lands.
THE DUTY ON LEAD ORE.
Arguments Mode For and Against Its Lower
Washington, May 10. The hearing in re
gard to the classification of lead ore was con
tinued before Assistant Secretary Tich
enor, of the Treasury Department, to-day. Ar
guments in support of the present ruling, un
der which lead ore, mixed with silver ore of
greater value, is admitted free were made by
ex-Governor McCrary, Judge J. K. McCammon,
Oscar Keen, of Newark, and A. R. .Meyer, of
Kansas City. Arguments in favor of a change
in the practice, so as to compel lead ore to pay
duty as lead, no matter how much silver may
be contained In the ore, were made by Senator
"Walcott of Colorado; ex-Govemor Grant, of
Colorado; Mr. Sbeedy, of Colorado, and Mr. B.
M. White, of New Mexico. The closing argu
ment was made by Senator Walcott who said
he represented no client in particular, but
spoke against the free admission of foreign
lead in the interests ot tbe whole people of his
Assistant Secretary Tichenor says the ques
tion will be thoroughly considered by the de
partment but cannot well be decided for a
CORNERING THE JUTE TRUST.'
Several Farmers Combine to Briog a Com
bine to Terms.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Birmingham, Ala,, May 18. An important
meeting of farmers assembled in this cify to
day. It was composed ot about 100 delegates,
representing every organization of farmers in
the ten cotton-growing States. Tbe meeting
was called for tbe purpose of adopting a sub
stitute for jute bagclng, unless the trust would
make favorable terms with the farmers, J. V,
Donophin, of St Louis, representing the Jute
Bagging Trust, appeared before the meeting
aftd offered to self jute bagging at 10 cents.
He could not make a contract for tbe entire
season without authority from the officers of
tho trust, and he was given until to-mortow to
bear from them.
' If the trust refuses to make a contract not to
advance prices during the cotton season, cot
ton bagging manufactured by Southern mills
will be adopted as a substitute for jute.
OUR SILENT SENATOR.
Oil City Blizzard: Mr. Quay seems to be
running about everything in the State except
ing tbe weather.
Philadelphia Timet: 11 Fisherman Quay
could bait his books with offices he could catch
fish by tbe hundred without going near the
New Yoek Commercfa! Jdtertlter: It may
he true that there Is no politics in the special
voting on the amendment, but there is a great
deal of politics in Senator Quay.
Providence Journal.- Senator Quay has
announced tbat he will vote for the prohibitory
amendment in Pennsylvania but it la more
than suspected that he Is agin its' passage,
Chicago Times: Chairman Quay is off for a
week of fishing. Since Senator Sherman left
the country Chairman Quay Is taking matters
very quietly. When the Senator was here the
Chairman slept with one eye open and a horse
pistol under his pillow.
Chicago News: Benator Quay has gone fish
ing in a yacht along with Hamilton Dlsston,
the man who makes saws. It is supposed that
they are after sawfish. Mr. Dlsston is not the
first Philadelphian to make money out of saws.'
Ben Franklin used to fill hb almanacs with.
them 'for the delqcteMoajjfLthe, shrewd,oldJ
quakw.ta the daje'of fSw Harrison's great-;
SOME POLITIC IN IT.
Eohors Front (be Local. Republican Cosiest
Everybody Confident The Commander
of the -Forces Offices and Mr. Quay's
Ability to Get Them.
Colonel Bayne's headquarters are continually
thronged with political workers, coming and
going, and with important members of the.
party dropping in from time to time for con
sultation. No busier man could be found in
Allegheny county during the past few days
than tbe Colonel, but despito it all be was as
calm and pleasant as though nothing ont ot the
regular lino was in progress. Aloose fitting dark
gray suit and a straw bat has neen ms unuorm,
designed apparently more for comfort than ele
gance, but worn with characteristic grace.
Colonel Bayne bad advices from every district,
but declined to give an estimate of the result
He and bis followers express unbounded con
fidence in their ability to win, bu tbe other
side Is not a bit behind In this respect All
through tbe city and county the hardest kind
of hard work is In progress. "We are hust
ling." is the watchword of tbe boor. That is
nearly all that can be said about the fight The
rest is merely tbe details of what the workers are
doing. Tbe Quay men feel more confident of
winning the Sixth Legislative district since
Mr. Cox has abandoned the contest for thej)ls
trict Attorneyship, and they refuse to abso
lutely and unconaitionally part from the idea
tbat there has been at least a little trouble be
tween C. L. Mapoe and William Flinn. There
is an unconcealed hope among tbem tbat the
latter may be won over to their side. They
would welcome him with open arms, and they
like to bave him know it
Talking About the Harm of It.
Senator-Lines, of Susquehanna county, was
in the city yesterday to see Senator Rutan,
whom he found much improved in health. He
was here after the adjournment of tbe Legis
lature two years ago, when things seemed dif
ferent between Messrs. Quay and Macee; Sen
ator Lines was sorry for the sake of the party
that things are as they are, and said so to Rep
resentative Lemon. The latter agreed with
him, and said he thought It a remarkably bad
stroke of policy for the Quay people to bend
their best energies to knocking out the men
who had done the party work and won the
party victories in Allegheny county.
The Magee workers are hustling for their
chieftain with as much vim as they ever did,
but occasionally some of them remark dole
fully on the tact tbat they are working the
while against Federal offices. W. A. Magee.
while predicting tbe usual large amount of
victory tor his side, wanted to know if it didn't
look just a little bit irregular for tbe Chairman
of the Republican State Committee to come
into a county to take the part of one of tho
factions in a nurelv local fight Mr. Andrews.
however, has claimed all along to be taking no
band in tbe quarrel.but it is an unconcealed and
unconcealable fact that he has not called upon
the Magee people, nor they upon him, while his
intercourse with tbe other side has been free
and cordial. ,
The Old and tbe New.
Mr. Warmcastle, it is said, will not take his
place as Collector ot Internal Revenue until
the 1st ot July, unless tbe Government should
request him to do so sooner. He has been dis
tinguishing himself during several days past
as a bustler in the domain of practical politics,
though he had previously won a reputation
in this line in ward councilmanlc contests.
Collector Bigler Is ready to step down and out
at anytime. He is a Clearfield county man
and is associated with Senator Betts, -of that
county, in a great many business enterprises.
It Is generally thought that Mr. Warmcastle
was appointed on the expiration of Mr. Biglers
term, Dut the latter gentleman explains that
the office is one for which there is no fixed
tenure. Mr. Bigler was at Harrisburg when
Senate bill 70 was before the Honse and labored
among tbe Democrats In the interest of Mr.
Magee. This may account hi some measure,
for tbe fact tbat his Is the first Democratic head
to fall into the basket.
Postofilee Beports Galore.
The reports concerning the Pittsburg Post
ofUco that were in circulation yesterday maybe
loosely and yet accurately described as various.
Mr. McKean is to be appointed next week; he
is not to be appointed until Postmaster Lark
ins' time expires: the Quay people will not get
the place at all. but It will not go to Mr. Ford,
Congressman Balzell being in favor of Frank
Case, who was disappointed for the position of
Collector of Internal Revenue; and last, but
not least Mayor McCallinis mentioned as a
compromise candidate, though who offers the
compromise is not stated. It answered thepur
pose of the Magee men to throw as much un
certainty as possible around the postofilee ap
pointment. An admission tbat tbe office would
go to Mr. McKean would place tbe Quay peo
ple in a position to offer rewards in so far as
tne civil service ruies ao not inceriere. Air.
McKean, however. Is not among the least ac
tive of tbe Quay forces: and tbe fact that be
expects to be postmaster, and will be if Mr.
Quay can control the appointment, Is not with
out its weight
Just One Misunderstanding.
It may not be generally known that Mr.
Warmcastle was the choice of N. P. Beed for
the Pittsburg Postofilee. Mr. Beod had in
tended him to have it but Dick Quay
slipped in here one day. and after he slipped
out again saw his father and had it
all fixed for Mr. McKean before anything had
been said to Senator Quay about the matter.
This didn't make matters very pleasant but oil
was thrown upon tbe troubled waters by tbe
promise of the internal revenue collectorshlp
to Mr. Warmcastle. A gentleman who has re
cently been In Washington brings the intelli
gence now that there may be some trouble con
cerning Mr. McKean's appointment, from tbe
fact that Mr. Harrison llke4 to have the coun
try understand that he is President and not
Mr. Quay or any other person. Some emphasis
has been laid on tbe fact that Mr. McKean is
especially and particularly Mr. Quay's candi
date, and Mr. Harrison may take It- into bis
head to assert himself on tbe subject and show
the country who holds the appointlng.power.
Something Said to bo Wrong.
The noise made over tbe supposition that the
.silent statesman from Beaver was going to boss
this administration is held to have injured
Senator Quay at the White House, "and
led to a disposition there not to
givo him even tbat which is, speak
ing from the point ot the practical politician,
oniv his due. Cantaln Delanev. Librarian of
the State Senate, who is an applicant for the
position of Commissioner of Registration and
Elections In Utah, is reported to bave lost con
fidence in his chances because of tbis. There
are five appointees to this commission tbree
Republicans and two Democrats. Captain De
laney practically bad the State at his back
when he made the application. All the State
officials, from the Governor down, 48 Senators
and nearly all tbe Republican members of tbe
Legislature indorsed him and wrote letters for
him. Both United States Senators indorsed'
him. More remarkable yet a letter of indorse
ment was sent to Washington in bis behalf by
ex-Senaxr Piatt of New York. Tbis was the
only letter of indorsement written for anyone
by Mr. Piatt Tbe only letter of indorsement
written by N. P. Reed for any candidate for
office was likewise written by him
in Delaney's behalf. In view of
all this. Captain Delaney expected to be
tbe first person named on tbe commission. But
two Republican members ot the commission
have been appointed and Captain Delaney Is
yet waiting. Tbis is said to make him think be
will get left, and all because Mr. Harrison
doesn't want it understood that Mr. Quay is
President, Nevertheless, ' John Jarrett has
been appointed at the behest ot Mr. Quay, thus
in a measure at least nullifying snch talk.
Some of HnrrUburs' Finest,
Chief Clerk John W. Morrison, of the House
ot Bepresentatives, returned to Pittsburg yes
terday morning. He spent some days in Phila
delphia after adjournment Representative
Stewart who came in from Harrisburg last
night where ho has neen getting street railway
charters for clients, was at Quay headquarters
this morning to inquire about the local fight
Dr. Donaldson, member of the Legislature
from Washington, who dropped in about the
same time to see Captain Nesbit said Wash
ington county is very much excited just now
over the contest in the Republican party for
the district attorneyship.
The Governor's Chorus.
From the Cincinnati Times-Star.
The Pittsburg Exposition Society Invites tbe
Governors ot Ohio, West Virginia and Mary
land to assist with Governor Beaver, of Penn
sylvania, at the exercises of the May Musical
Festival. Air right Ohio can contribute to
tbeiharmony while West Virginia can come In
heavy on the "anvil chorns" or any branch of
the programme requiring an extra expenditure
of discord. It wftl be a loud festival.
THE LAMENT OF THE ROSE.
To-night I recline, debonair,
On tbe breast of a ball-room's fair queen.
And mv fragrance enriches the air
As she moves in the dances serene;
And I drink in her lover's soft words,
As encircling her Eebc-llke waist
Be avers that of all the fair flowers
The Jacque rose is most to bis taste.
But alas! far too brief Is my Joy,
For to-morrow my reign will be o'er,
And tho sweet lips that sounded my praise
In the morning wUl court mo no more;
But instead I'll be torn all apart
. ':And be thrown la a bric-a-brac vase, : .
Whlu-p- farirnttfTi raid .nlAM and S< .-
iii-L" ? "- : -r ---. . ,, x&j. ja
I'll sign for myMIeyoa avrKTSttSmSS
GOSSIP OP GREAT GOTHAM.
Couldn't Stand HU Race Losses,
!HEW TOES BDBXAU SFiCIALI.l
New Yobk, May 16. Francis D. Dnffin,'a
printer, GO years old, bet (500 on Hanover at
the Brooklyn handicap yesterday, and killed
himself in a Brooklyn hotel late last night
Baffin had a comfortable home and tfOO in the
bank. When he started for the Qravesend
track he told his wife tbat ha would return a
rich man. As soon as Exile had won the race
be hurried hack to Brooklyn, took a room at a
hotel, closed the windows, turned on the gas,
threw himself on the bed and died.
No Of oney in Soiling Oat a Man.
The property of William R. poster. Jr., who
defrauded the Produce Exchange gratuity
fund of (193,000 by forging mortgages, was sold
at Bajport, L. L, yesterday and to-day. Miss
Lulu Foster, his adopted daughter, bid in the
handsomest oil paintings at prices between t200
and SSOQ. Mr. Foster's steam yacht which cost
him 132,000 a short time ago, brought only
17,000. Some 110,000 worth of wine was sold tor
81,000. The Directors of the gratuity fund are
very far from getting even with Mr. Foster by
selling him out
Colonel Shepard to Braneb Oat Some.
Mortgages for (10,000 on tbe Brooklyn Stand-ard-Union
have been foreclosed by the New
York Life Insurance Company. The paper has
been losing money, though reorganized and
boosted in about every way known to stock
holders in failing newspapers, but always with
out success. Several big drygoods dealers
who were stockholders agreed, one year ago, to
give the paper enough advertising to pay tne
expenses of editing and printing it Rumors
are afloat that Colonel Elliott F. Shepard, ot
tbe Afaif and Express, thlnkl of buying what Is
left of the Btandird- Vnton and of converting it
into a red hot Republican dally. Colonel Shep
ard's business manager, however, says thit
Colonel Shepard wouldn't have the Btandard
Union If he could, because ne expects to start
a Brooklyn edition of tbe Hail and Exprtu
next September, '
A Divorce Evidently la Order.
Mrs. Frank Harrison, of Brooklyn, wishes a
divorce from her husband. Mr. Harrison is a
man ot some wealth. He belongs to four
yacht clubs and is a captain In the crack
Brooklyn regiment Mrs. Harrison says that he
fell in love with the wife of a brother yachts
man some months ago and altogether behaved
himself as improperly as a husband could. Mr.
Harrison is perfectly willing to be rid of 'bis
wife. He thinks she has worn too low necked
dresses at several large balls and has played
fast and loose with a young man whose name-is
not Harrison. This yonng man played high
jinks with Mrs. Harrison's heart while he was
picnicking on Mr. Harrison's yacht Mr. Harri
son is a man of wide reading and has ben a
great traveler. His income is about $3,000 a
year and nls only business to spend it
Placed a Few Dollars on Exile.
Pierre Lorillard was one of tbe few horse
men who did not expect Hanover or Terra
Cottato win the Brooklyn handicap. He bet
600 on Exile, and cleared more than 18,000 on
No Longer One of tho Diamond Kings.
John J. Burdock, the famous baseball player,
and "King of tbe second, base," has retired
from active work on the diamond to become a
clerk In a ready-made clothing store here.
She Waited for 11 er Mother to Ble,
Miss Tillla Frellnghuysen, daughter of the
late Secretary of State.Frederick T. Frellng
huysen, was married tb H. Winnie Gray", in
Newark, tbls afternoon. On account of the
recent death of Mrs. Frellnghuysen the wed
ding was private. Mr. Gray was formerly tbe
husband of William R. Travis' daughter, from
whom he was divorced. It Is said that the
bride has long had an attachment for Mr. Gray,
but as his suit was not regarded with favor by
her mother, she remained single until tha
An Attachment for Boss Coghlan.
Discouraged with waiting for Rose Coghlan
to pay him a visit, Jndge Holmes, of the City
Court to-day issued an attachment for her.
She had been ordered to show cause to-day why
she should not be punished for contempt in
failing to appear in proceedings supplementary
to execution on a judgment obtained against
her by tha Fourth National Bank. SJje did not
come in person, but her attorney, A, Hlrsch
field, presented her affidavit stating that sha
was sick; that she had no intention of disobey
ing the order of the court and that sha sup
posed her lawyer would settle the matter. The
affidavit of her physician, E. H. Culver, set
forth that on the day she was ordered to appear
that she was confined to her bed with chronic
tonsillitis. Mr. Hirschfleld made an affidavit
to the effect that he had arranged for an easy
settlement of the debt, and that it was under
stood with tbe bank's attorney tbat no advant
age should be taken of Miss Cogblan's illness.
In consideration of these statements, Jndge
Holmes granted a stay of proceedings until to
morrow, in order tbat Miss Coghlan might have
an opportunity to appear voluntarily.
" A 1Y0MAN HERMIT.
The Strange Occupant of a Mountain Cave
In a Dreary Region.
Columbia, Pa., May 18. A woman who
claims York as her home, but who refuses to
reveal her name, is creating a sensation in up
per Lancaster county by her hermit life in the
woody retreats near Falmouth, where she oc
cupies three caves in one of the wildest and
least frequented spots in tbls section. She is
supposed to be a religious fanatic, and
hundreds of people have ventured into hr
forest home to examine her romantic habita
tion. Her cave is divided Into tbree compartments.
The first is 3 feet wide, 8 feet long and 6 feet
high. In the rear of this Is a second cave 8,
feet long, 8 feet wide and 7 feet high, in which
sheprepares herf oodgathered by foraging in the
neighborhood. Back of this is a third cave 9
feet high, 6 feet wido and 10 feet long, in which
isarudobedof leaves and an old blanket to
protect her from the cold.
POISONED BY CORNED BEEF.
Two 'New Jersey Families Made Seriously
,111 by Eating Meat.
Newark, N. J., May 16, The family of John
Radel. President of the South Orange Horse
Railroad Company, are suffering from poison
ing occasioned by eatyig corned beef in the
form sold in skins like sansage. They pur
chased the beef from a butcher on Monday
and partook freely of it yesterday. Last night
they were in agony and toward morning fell
into a profound slumber from which they were
aroused with difficulty.
It is believed tbe beef in its preparation was
cooked in a cooper vessel of some sort Tbe
family of James Douglass are similarly af
fected. PENNSYLYANIA PRODUCTS.
A CHURCH in Montrose announces a "lemon
A Mechanicsbcbg sparrow stubbed its bill
trying to get at a bunch of wax cherries In a
A couple of young men at Tionesta cot out
(near tbe depot Sunday and incidentally shot 82
rattlesnakes. Xhe -thirty-third was captured
The Lancaster Inquirer credits Joseph Shirk,
of Spring Grove, now In his 70th year, with
having been. tbe inventor of the revolver and
other Implements, and says that being a Men
nonite, he never bothered about patent rights.
Zadoce Seklt, of Plum township, Venango
county, is still managing a farm at tha very
great age of S3 years. Mr. Serly retains his
mental faculties to a remarkable degree, and
until this spring was active la all tha affairs of
L. O.Bennett showed a Wellsboro editor
several stalks of rye almost four feet in length
and the beads more than half grown. He says
he has got six acres of such rye at Niles Valley,
and thinks it Is a remarkable growth for this
time of the year.
A Habrisburo driver having run over a fine
dog, lifted it tenderly into his wagon and drove
on. Fifty yards further on he ran over andbad
ly hurt a boy named Baker, whereupon ha
rattled ont of sight without waiting to learn of
bis victim's condition. -
Mb. Stiles, of Norrlstown, has a horse that
is a high liver. He cats confectionery, cake and
ice cream, and will walk up on tbe paveaeat to
the front store door, gejelBgiagly at a bwwk
of banaaM Battt oae Is peeled aad give tehlau'
His tart,' however, is daemved M tM MMeM C
A MJfpound hog wa recently caught
at Delaware City.
A swallow has built its nest on the top
of the Eiffel tower.
A goat at Goshen, Ind., stole two f20
notes from her owner's coat pocket and ate
City Treasurer Henry Wblford, of Lou
isville, Ky born In Pnlladelphla 83 years ago,
has been half his Ufa in office.
A Mrs. Kirkbam, residing In Freder
ick, 111., and weighing only SO pounds, is the
mother ot three children born last week.
It is estimated that more than 400,009
orange trees have been planted in San Ber
mardlno and Los Angeles counties, CaL, this
A street in the city of Tacoms, In tit
new State of Washington, has been named
Whittier. Tha nearest street to it bears tb
name ot Langtry.
A bear came upon the premises of
Charles Vogler, of Moltke, Presque county,
Mich., recently and lugged off a calf and
sheep while Mrs. Vogler looked on in consider
'Here is a marriage notice clipped from
a Cleveland paper: "In Guilford, Medial
county, Ohio, on the 2d inst, by B. Wilsoa,
Esq, Mr. Samuel D. Curtis to Miss Sally Mur
phy, after a tedious courtship ot 15 years.
which waa borna with Christian fortitude and
Friday morning lightning struck the
house of a farmer living near Portsmouth,
Mich., and tore the cook stova apart where It
was put together without breaking a single
piece. The lightning then glanced into another
room and tore all tbe plaster from the ceiling.
In addition, the locks were torn from every
Hiss Kate Young, teacher of the West
Sebewa (Mich.) school, took anorel method ot
supplying a demand that tha school board re
fused to heed. Sha had each pupil bring an
egg, and then sold them at a convenient gro
cery. With the proceeds she purchased towels
and soap, and tha appearance of tho children
after play hours is much improved.
Yonng Mr. Hulin, who lived on Tallapoosa-river,
In Clay county, Alabama, went
seining a few days since with some neighbors.
On quitting Mr. Hulin had a heavy bag of fish
around bis neck. He decided to take a swim.
Getting into deep water, tbe fish pulled him
under. He managed to rise to the surface
once, but Immediately sank, and was never
At a swell wedding in Brooklyn a set of
diamonds, valued at $500, which had been pre
sented to tha bride by the groom, were missed.
A detective who was present said he thought
ha could lay his hand.on tha thief. After con
sulting with the bride's father, he proceeded to
tbe room, ot her brother and found in the pock
ets of bis pantaloons J150 and a pawn ticket for
the missing jewels.
Some of the largest mountain trout
ever caught east of the Rocky Mountains are
being taken from the Willow river, tbree miles
from Hndson. Wis, These trout were fry four
years ago. being less than half an inch In length
when shipped there at that time from the Mad
ison hatchery and planted iu Willow river.
They are now being captured daily welching
four or fire pounds, while one was caught last
Sunday weighing five and three-quarter pounds
An unusual accident occurred at the
picnlo at Pate's mill, Warren county, Georgia
A couple of well-known young people held
entire possession ot a buggy, and engaged in
conversation. A wandering swarm of bees, In
search of a hive, were unable to resist tbe op
portunity to gather in tbe sweets, and made a
sadden descent upon tbat buggy. Couple and
bees were terribly mixed for a whUe, but a
thrifty negro soon bad the bees hived and tha
original status was restored.
The Mayor of Tama City, lows, has
telegraphed for the President of the State
Board of Health to coma up there at once. Ha
says the Iowa river is full of dead fish, and they
go floating by Tama City by tbe cart load, mak
d ' A
ing people sick ana inreaiening,ine town v
an epidemic He says the river is fnll of
decaying fish as far as Marsballtown. and
thinks It Is due to the Marshalltown Glnc'
Works, that empty their refuse into the '
As this refuse consists largely of dilut
phuric acid, it is considered very unhr
for tha fish.
A nervous yonng man, who cal
tha President fidgeted around "for a
then walked boldly up to him, and said:
"Some time ago I made an application for an
appointment I want it awfully bad. I don't
care for it myself, but the fact is, Mr. Presi
dent" and here the young man blushed to the
tips of his hair. "1 am engaged to be married.
Unless I get tbls appointment tbe engagement
won't stand. Toere, you have it and now you
know why I am so anxious." It is said tbat the
card bearing tbe name of the applicant and tbe
office be wants was laid carefully away by tba
President and tbat the young man is likely to
ba made happy.
G. A. B. Bible, one of the county school
commissioners of fiade county, Alabama, tells
of a snake he killed In his yard. It was what is
known as the horned species and a very poison
ous reptile. Instead of biting it strikes with is
tail, which has a horn on it He said tbat he
once saw one strike a dog and in 15 minutes tha
dog was dead from the effects of the poison in
tbe born. Tho snake that Mr. Bible killed also
had fangs. It was flVe feet long and the horn
was three inches, showing that it was a very
old one. It is said that this species of snakes
are so poisonous as to even kill a tree If they
should happen to strike it with their horn.
They ara very uncommon.
A woman was seen at the Brandywine,
near Pocopson station trying to drown a cat
She had a stone tied to it, and gathering the
eat up into her apron she waded Into tha
stream and dropped it The string attached to
the stone was so long that it allowed tbe cat to
come to the surface and swim around In a cir
cle. She then seized a stick and pushed the
cat under. Finally three boys came along and
offered aid. They took the cat from the water
and went on a lynching expedition, but the cat
wouldn't die. They then tied a big rock to the
feline's neck, and dropped her from tha roof of
a barn. After two hours' work a passing
sportsman was called, and pussy died with a
charge of buckshot in ber bead.
CHUNKS OF HUMOR.
He BtnewHer. Wile Iwantyoutotako
my advice, love.
.HubbyAll right my dear. Bcmemoer. I have
taken It now, and never attempt to give it to ma
again, X. Evening Sun.
Doctor. Your blood is deficient in qual
ity, Mr. Jones. What you need Is more iron in
tbe system. Mr. Jones Tbat can't be, doctor. X
bave stepped on at least tacks with my bare
feet since house cleaning begxn.Eurtingta
Ontrageous. So yon don't like tall
women I asked a decided misanthrope of a friend.
"Not a bit If I ever marry it shall be the
smallest one I can And."
"Quite right my boy of two evils choose the
Briggs. What the dickens are you ap.
plaudlng that Jay for? Why, he can't sing that
songany better than a 14-year-old boy. Braggs I
know be can'C butl thought I would applaud him
for his magniflcent exhibition of nerve. Terrs
Mrs. Gadd. Yon look tired, Mrs. Gabb.
What Is the matter? Mrs. Gabb-Tired! I'm.
nearly dead. I have sat at my batbroom window
for seven weeks right along, listening to the
sounds In the parsonage next door, and I haven't
heard a cross word yet Sew lork Weekly.
Deacon. Were you at church yesterday,
Mr. Toper? Mr. Toper I was not. Deacon
Sorry. We had a splendid .sermon on the consti
tutional amendment. Von missed It. Toper
(sadly) I guess not. I got it aU from my wife last
night before I went to tlctp.-Loicelt CMsen.
"Professional. A dentist's wife gave an
Daring the course of the evening, which had
proved an unusuaUy dull one, Miss Lucy, tha
eldest oUve branch, approached the piano with a
concerto in D minor under ber arm.
Guest (with evident alarm)-Are anssthetlcs
given here during the opera tlant-Juttge.
"I can say what few men can," announced
an OU City man with a lUac-colored nose. ' 5
'Anrt wht1 thltf" . ,..
"That I do not knowwhat Intoxicating UquotJJ
tastes like." it -atsfb
"Which only proves that you are a greater ua
than most men. answered the other as he Stroll
away. Stiztara. . XJ'C
"OSX TOUCH OT NATCEX.'1 -;
From out its "cream-laid" envelops) n .
I draw her dainty note, -
And on the air around me '
Her own "wood violets" float, c
With sweet anticipation
I ope. tbe well-filled sheet
And aflts fond beginning
My pulses wudly beat.
Bat deeper the emotions
k Boused at tbls relic dassb-V
Oa Mm Vut page, my aacelB
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