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PITTSBURG. SUNDAY, MAY J9, 1SS9.
AN ATTEMPT AT COMPENSATION.
The contending French factions seem de
termined to console themselves for their in
ability to get up a revolution in Paris by
kicking up a rumpus in London. That is
at least the most creditable explanation of
the disorderly conduct of Bochefort and his
opponent in London yesterday.
On any other supposition the fact that a
lot of factional Frenchmen export their
quarrels to the English capital and there in
dulge in abusive language and display of
weapons, must be taken as prima facie
evidence that the French politicians
are unmitigated fools. After the London
bobbies hare swooped down on them like
bluecoated Fates, and borne them off to sta
tion houses, the same conclusion might be
apparent, even to themselves.
There has been room for considering
French politics of late as a display of in
spired idiocy but it is hardly to be ex
pected that the Frenchmen would take such
-extraordinary pains to convince foreign na
tions that it is so. Therefore, we are prone
to regard yesterday's outbreak as an at
tempt to gain compensation for the failure
tovembroil France, by disturbing the peace
A PEBVEESE TEBBIT0EY.
It really seems as if the people of Mon--tana
must be picked out as a wicked and per
verse generation. They have disappointed
the expectations of the Republican poli
ticians, and thrown the ambition of a very
prominent and ambitious yonng man all
awry, by electing a Democratic Constitu
tional convention. Montana was placed
among the list of Territories entitled to ad
mittance to the Union upon the understand
ing encouraged by its Republican victory
last fall, that it was to be a Republican
State. Montana is also the home of Mr.
.Bussel-flarrison who is not remotely con
nected' with the present administration.
31rf"Harrison is prominent in the journalism
' of Montana, as well as of other parts of the
country, and as it is understood exercised
so light influence in the distribution of the
several offices in that Territory.
This was supposed to establish a first lien
upon -One of the-Senatorships, which will be
filled when the territory has reached the
dignity of Statehood; but at the election
just held the Territory elected a Demo
cratic majority tor the Constitutional Con
vention. This indicates a Democratic ma
jority in the next Legislature. , In conse
quence the political ambitions fonnded
upon the presumed Republicanism of the
xtew Territory are reduced to ruins. "With
such rank ingratitude, what availeth it to
he the oldest son of the "White House, and
to control the loaves and fishes if the Terri
tory goes back on yon at the first oppor
tunity. If patronage, family influence and a part
proprietorship of several organs can effect
him no more than that, it is better to be a
mere rustler of i the planes than heir ap
parent of the parfy in power.
OUE JAEHDYCE CASE.
The recent decision of the United States
Court, in the Myra Clark Gaines case, is
"widely noticed as the end of a very remark
able litigation, by which a large fortune is
secured to the heirs of a woman who had to
fight her claim for her entire lifetime. But
what should be the real significance of this
case to the whole country, is the fact that
"this decision does not by any meanB end the
litigation which has been going on for a
period of over half a century. The case is sent
hack to the lower courts with instructions to
carry on the trials in accordance with cer
tain principles laid down by the Supreme
Court. It will probably take several more
years before even the branch of the case in
volved in this one suit is decided.
Dickens' sketch of the case of Jarndyce
versus Jarndyce, was considered a carica
ture of the law's delay, and was supposed to
hare worked some reform at least in this
vice of litigation; but here is a case begun
B5 years ago. When finally reached in the
Supreme Court a decision is rendered upon
it which will probably make the term fully
70 years before the case is finally settled.
We have no hesitation in saying that an
organization of the machinery of justice
upon the principle ot furnishing an
economical and reliable settlement of dis
puted questions would have reached the
conclusion much sooner.
ADuXTEEATIOir AS A PBHTC2PEE.
A striking avowal of adulteration as a
principle was afforded in a debate in the
Illinois Senate the other day, on the bill to
prevent adulteration in food articles. Mr.
Craft, of Chicago, the leader of the Dem
ocracy in the House, asserted in the debate
that it was necessary for the manufacturer
of .first-class cheese to use lard as one of its
components. Possibly the necessity for the
thing might be largely modified by the point
ot view from which the opinion is formed.
Sand in sugar, chalk and water in the milk,
chicory in coffee and cabbage leaves in
cigars, might be considered necessary by
Fome of the people turning "out those staples,
but the purchasers of the articles are at lib
erty to take a decidedly different view.
Nevertheless, it must be acknowledged
that Mr. Craft has strong precedents for his
assertion. The whole country has recently
been informed that the best butter is to be
made by the mixtures of oleomargarine. The
lard, which according to this statement, is
necessary to make the best cheese and also
is alleged to highly improve the quality of
butter, is well known to be greatly ame
liorated by the liberal use of cottonseed oiL
Whether any exotic material has yet been
discovered which would improve the cotton
seed oil is not fully developed; but if there
is any failure in that respect it must be at
tributed to the fact that no material has yet
been discovered which will serve the pur
pose, and which costs less than the cotton
seed oil does. It has also been demonstrated
by the fact, that the best olive oil is made
entirely from the cottonseed product, and
f-tbat will undoubtedly continue to be the
case until good olive oil becomes the cheapest
article. Then we presume the makers of
cottonseed oil will discover that olive oil
will highly improve their product.
In short the efforts of adulteration have
arrived at this point: everything is better if
it has something else in it, and is a sham
and fraud. "We should judge that the Illi
nois statesman who teaches this rule, must
be prompted by .kindred feeling for the
THOSE PASSING SHADOWS.
If unlimited credence were given to every
thing emanating from employers of labor
and from labor circles at this time of yean
the outlook for local business would be
far from cheerful. Talk of strikes over
wages is heard in many qnarters, but the
public know that this is nothing new for
the early summer months. It is, in fact,
ouite the usual thine for the season. "We
have the satisfaction of knowing that in
past years clonds of far more threatening
aspect lifted quickly, and that employers
and employed came to terms with scarcely
any serious stoppage of work.
It is a pity, nevertheless, that these an
nual interruptions to harmony should oc
cur. The day must come when both capi
tal and labor will hit upon some better plan
of settlement than insistence upon extreme
claims. Pittsburg has the coign of vantage
as a manufacturing district. As the coun
try grows so will Pittsburg's superior re
sources more conspicuously assert them
selves. But it is a distinct drawback to its
mercantile, its real estate and its general
interests to have very remote possibilities of
protracted stoppages of its mills and facto
ries discussed as'serious annual probabil
ities The Dispatch is not now prepared
to forecast precisely what the voluminous
reports of next year's census as to strikes
and "shut-downs" will show; but it believes
that while nowhere is there, in the early
summer months of every year, such a gen
eral canvassing of disputes between capital
and labor as in Pittsburg, there is on the
other hand hardly a city of the size where
so little actual interruption of work on that
score takes place.
The current year has been full of bright
promise so far. We are not inclined to
think, however assertive extremists in con
troversy choose to be, or however gloomy
those people who exaggerate passing and
even not unfamiliar clonds, that any serious
check will be felt in Pittsburg or vicinity
during the remaining months of '89.
A HEW SAFE DEPOSIT.
The idiosyncrasies of different people in
the care of money, could hardly find a better
illustration than that of the woman up in
the hill district who wrappedup a thonsand
dollars in bills and placed the bundle under
the front step's of her dwelling for safety,
while she went down town shopping. No
doubt good reasons can be cited for that
class of safe deposit. The locality being
that where the Owl Gang ruled supreme a
few years ago, the practice might be justified
either on the ground that the money would
be safer almost anywhere than in the house,
or that it would save trouble to put the
funds out under the front steps and let the
Owls take it as they pass by. It is also con
ceivable that the fact that the owner of the
money was going shopping would convince
her that the money would be safer under the
front steps than in her pocket.
Nevertheless, the results of making a
safe deposit vault of ihe front door steps do
not appear to have been very satisfactory.
The children of the Fifth ward are of an
exploring turn of mind, -and when they
found the bundle it struck them as a very
satisfactory plaything. By the time the
owner returned and recovered the money, a
hundred and fifty dollars had been scattered
as a medium of exchange, or torn up for
decoration. The hill district will be apt to
conclude that after all a good bank is as
safe a place as any to keep their surplus
OTHERS WILL NOT BESIGIT.
The complication and wheels within
wheels, which hamper the distribution of
offices m'Washington, is shown by the fact
that a numoer of the sensitive young ladies
in the Land Office propose to resign their
positions because a colored man has been
appointed chief of their division. The new
official is well known as a man of "intelli
gence and property; but the horror of the
young women rises at the idea of being su
perintended by a person of colored blood,
and they declare that they will have none
of it, even at the cost of their positions. The
proper advice for the young ladies would be
that they should go slow. Prejudice against
color is a strong incentive, but the salary of
offices in Washington is a much stronger
one. When the young women come to re
flect upon the fact that a large number of
patriots are standing ready to take their
places, without regard to color, or any other
prejudices except that against hard labor,
they will probably conclude that it is better
for them to keep their places. After they
have arrived at this discreet conclusion they
will also probably find that their colored su
perior is more courteous and gentlemanly
on account of his color than most of the im
perious placeholders who generally rule over
the bureaus in these Government offices.
WHENCE COKES THE F0WEB1
The disposition to make loose statements
with regard to the action of the Inter-State
Commerce law is illustrated by a statement
of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, "That
Judge Cooley says that the Inter-State Com
merce Commission has power to fix rates
which may throw a particular road in
to bankruptcy." It would be interesting
to have the esteemed Globe-'Democrat state
when Judge Cooley made this remarkable
assertion; and then, upon what sections of
the law the judge founded the power of the
commission to fix rates at all. The fact
that there is no such section creates the im-
pression (hat the judge made no such asser-
tion. He has been too averse to exercising
the powers that the law does give the com
mission, to set up any claims of power that
cannot be found in the law. But the im
putation of the remark to him, is a striking
illustration of the loose allegations "preval
ent concerning that enactment
Colonel ElliottF. Shepabd may dis
cuss with a great deal of feeling the ques
tion whether a Christian can be an editor
or not, but he entirely fails to throw any
new light upon the question, whether a
great religious editor can publish tips on
the horse races.
The struggle for precedence among the
local Bepublican managers yesterday was
several degrees hotter than the weather.
"While the public will watch the outcome
with interest, and the prominent workers hi
the party ranks regard it with the concern
which always attaches to the query "Under
which King, Beionian?" it stands out
clearly that the issue for the present is one
of personal leadership almost wholly.
"Within political parties, as well as between
them, these rivalries for control are usually
productive of benefit in one direction.
Where the forces are fairly well balanced,
each section is put to consider courses, and
candidates who appeal to the public, which
holds the balance of power.
The Bev. Dr. Edward C. Towne, dis
counts the saying of old Fletcher of 'Sal
toun. He cares not who delivers the Cen
tennial orations of the country, so long as
he can get up the historical facts at the cash
price of ?S00 per oration.
A Fbexch predicter of natural events
and convulsions beats the Americans all
hollow in the safety of his predictions. He
asserts that the world is steadily growing
colder, and that the terminal and greatest
cold snap will occur in the year 11,750, at
which time he thinks the whole world will
be frozen up and life will be extinct. This
solves the problem of making predictions
with entire assurance that the prophet will
never be confronted with the failure of verU
The Allegheny county courts, like those
in Philadelphia, give no relief to the re
jected applicants for wholesale license.
Their only hope is in the Supreme Court,
and they have little encouragement to hope
for much there.
A befobi from San Francisco states
that the new cruiser, Charleston, has scored
its first victim. The chief engineer in
charge during the trial trip, had a fit of
delirium tremens on the boat and died
since. Judging from the discrepancies in
the report of this trial we should imag
ine the disease with which the chief en
gineer was affected was epidemic on the
The report that James Gordon Bennett is
in Egypt, is calculated to create an appre
hension that he is going to have another
shake-up in the Herald office, and put a few
first-classmummies in charge of its editorial
A FEW offensively partisan newspapers
are calling attention to the fact that the
same Ballot Beform bill which Governor
Hill, of New Xorfc, vetoed, was quietly
shelved by the Pennsylvania Legislature
without any fuss. Most of our legislators
did not know what the bill enacted, buj its
name was enough to insure its fate.
The contending politicians on both sides
claimed everything with "Confidence up to
the closing of the primaries last night.
Everyone is claiming a good deal now; but
some of them are not quite so confident as
It is interesting to learn that Speaker
Cole, of New York, in adjourning the ses
sion lately, said in indorsement of the
House that it had been " an exceptionally
strong House." Mr. Cole's characterization
is undisputed. The House was exception
ally strong, and in rank was also high. It
smelt to heaven.
The report that Uncle Jerry Busk has
been seen driving a four-in-hand at Wash
ington, is alarming. Cannot even agricul
tural simplicity be held proof against the
encroachments of aristocratic customs?
The mention of General Felix Agnus, of
the Baltimore American, for the Bussian
mission, is an evidence that the bread which
General Agnus cast upon the waters in the
shape of a.dinner to some big railroad men,
is returning to him, not alter many days,
but in very short order.
Ie the King of Holland, had a moral con
stitution one-tenth as strong as his physical
stamina', what a splendid example of the divinely-appointed
ruler he would make!
Both with regard to Arch street, Alle
gheny, Diamond street, Pittsburg, and
other restricted "highways, it is good policy
to widen them in order to keep up with the
changes of the day. Pittsburg and Alle
gheny are both going to be broad-gauge
PEOPLE OF PK0MINENCE.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps is still In very
poor health and does but little literary work.
Henry Cabot Lodge is now mentioned as
an appropriate person to represent our Gov
ernment at St Petersburg.
Judge Akdeews, of Litchfield, Conn., who
has just been elevated by Governor Bulkeley
to the highest judicial position in the Nutmeg
State, was once Governor of that Common
wealth. The sister of Sir Charles Russell, Miss Mary
B. Russell, was the pioneer Sister of Mercy on
the Pacific coast At present she has under her
charge a hospital, a Magdalen asylum ana
schools near San Francisco.
Geokge W. CHtLDS, of Philadelphia, has
offered a prize of 850 to be given to the appli
cant for admission to the academic freshman
class of Princeton College who shall pass the
best entrance examination June 20, In Phila
delphia. Whew Mr. Randall entered the House in
December, lS63,vhe had jnst passed his 35th
year. Ho was then a remarkably handsome
man, with coal-black hair and eyes. The hair
is thin now and gray, but the eyes are as bright
as ever. Mr. Randall shows traces of his recent
illness, but he is by no means the infirm man
that some papers represent him to be.
Afbominent Philadelphia physician who
had an opportunity at the reception given by
General Agnus, near Baltimore on "Wednes
day, to watch Secretary ot State Blaine close
ly, says that Mr. Blaine cannot live many more
years. It is doubtful, this gentleman thinks,
whether the Secretary will live to see the
beginning of another Presldental campaign.
The late Mary Crawford was sexton of St
Barnabas Chapel, New York, for nearly 20
years, and died at the age of M. Her position
was no sinecure.. She had to put on the chan
cel before and take off after every service the
furnishings, lecterns, carpet and all the books
for.a service of 200 people. "She cared for and
kept clean tho'holy vessels and priestly vest
ments. She not only kept the missionary's
room in order, but she prepared his lunch and
tea, and helped him distribute the books from
the library, and visited the sick. It was with
great reluctance that she gave up any of her
duties when compelled to do so by failing
health and loss of sight
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THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
A Sad Scene From Life Greek Bcnutics in
Boston Commissioner Tanner's Popularity.
This very day the word "finis" will be writ
ten on the last page of a very sad story. The
body of Miss Cornelia Vickroy Suter will be.
cremated according to her wish at Sampson's
crematory this afternoon. She was a lovely
girl, and of the highest promise in many ways.
It was bat last year that a celebrated musician
of this city predicted for Miss Suter a notable
career as a pianist, and her talents have already
been recognized by a large circle in the East
End, where she lived with her widowed mother.
1 am constrained to allude to this taking off
of a yonng and talented woman by the memo
ries which her father's name will recall to a
host of telegraphers and veteran soldiers in
this city. He was the Pe nnsylvaala Railroad's
leading telegraph operator for many years, and
there must be many now high in that railroad's
telegraph service who had their training under
Captain Suter. His death was very sad, also.
The strain of work, and I believe the hardships
ot soldier life in the Civil War, for he had an
unusually good record for actual fighting, told
upon his brain and insanity was the horrible
precursor of his death some two years ago.
In Harper's Bazar for this week there is a
very graphic description of the Artists' Festi
val which took place in the Museum of Fine
Arts at Boston on April 29. It was what is
called a costume party, and a very beautiful
picture tho acourate presentments of antiqne
garbs made memorable by the great masters of
the old world. ,
But it pains me to be" obliged, to say that if
Harper's artist has done full justice to the
young women who, in severely correct Greek
robes, passed in procession before the Commit
tee of Inspection, Boston's feminine art stu
dents can only be called fair by courtesy. Few
as Pittsburg's art students are in comparison
to Boston's it may be said with terrific cer
tainty that a band of caryatides infinitely more
beautiful could be selected here to wear the
Ivy chaplet and bear the thyrsus.
The fact is we are only just beginning to un
derstand what sort of men President Harrison
has chosen for some of the highest posts in his
gift Ex-Solicitor General Jenks let in the
light in The Dispatch a few days ago on the
grand proportions of Mr. Miller, whose ap
pointment to the Attorney Generalship had
been regarded as suggestive of the strength of
Mr. Harrison's head rather than that of his
AFittsburger who spent a few days last
week at Washington and who heard not only
the current talk of the hotel lobbies, but con
versed with statesmen of note and politicians
of all sorts and sizes, Informs me that no one in
President Harrison's administration is being
more talked of than the new Commissioner of
Pensions, Corporal Tanner. That official has
jnst returned from Tennessee, where he de
livered a rousing speech before the Scotch
Irish Convention, the echoes of which are ring,
"What surprises me most is that my friend as
sures me that Commissioner Tanner is one of
the cheeriest and pleasantest men in the Gov
ernment service to-day. He.discards all formal
pretensions so common in the departments at
Washington, and receives all visitors and
thoir name is legion with a heartiness and
directness ofattention that is immensely grati
fying to them. In short he is a magnetic man,
well endowed with backbone and a power and
disposition to speak out It is curious to note,
I am told, how the politicians are realizing
that Commissioner Tanner is a potential and
vigorous factor in the new regime.
A HOME FOE DIYOECED W1YES.
Opening- of an Institution Backed Finnn-
dully by the Government.
rSPECIAL TELEQKAM TO TBI DISPATCH.
Salt Lake City, May 18. The new indus
trial home for which the United States Gov
ernment made an apnropriation of $70,000, was
to-day opened. The idea was prompted by
philanthropy. In view of the action of Congress
in divorcing, by an act, the plural wives within
the territory. Something had-to be done, for a
plurality of wives could be provided for under
one roof, but a family segregated would work
a hardship upon some one, so the humane idea
naa promoted, and Congress passed an act for
the erection of an industrial home for the
widows in law and their young children, with
light employment and the freedom of homes,
npon their renouncement of polygamy.
For two years a rented building has been oc
cupied, but the home has not been very liber
ally patronized. Personal pride has much to
do with it, and wives forced to abandon their
homes have in many cases gone back to their
paternal home or struck out and commenced
caring for themselves. It is thought however,
the new quarters will be more generally ac
cepted by the waifs, and more particularly
those who become useless. All the Inmates are
required to renounce polygamy. The home is
located in a pretty part of the city, and is lib
erally provided for uy the Government, as one
of the weapons in nse to break np polygamy.
THE PASSENGERS NOW FOOT IT.
An Expert Persanded Mr. Yerkes to Grease
the Chicago Cable.
Chicago, May 18. The wear and tear on the
Northside cable loop line has been something
fearful from the first and the frequency with
which new cables have had to be purchased
was cutting considerable of a figure in the ex
pense account of the road. Mr. Yerkes sent
for the wise man of San Francisco, who is sup
posed to know ail about cable roads. He
looked things over and said: "Oh, we can fix
this easily. Your grips wear ont the rope. I'll
grease the rppe and then the friction will be
Bo Mr. Yerkes greased the loop line and
since then people have been walking. The
cable is so slippery that when the grip strikes
a place that brings an extra tram it fails to
hold to the rope, the car stpps and the passen
'Tib the season now for tennis,
Tennis Is the game to plar,
And you'll find that most the people
Have other pastimes put away.
Lads and lassies caper nimbly
O'er the court of verdant grass;
And the boys will most politely
Chase the balls the glrlflet pass.
But the game It Is so noisy.
Always shouting is the crowd.
They can't play without a racket;
And e'en the costumes are quite loud.
Mb. Pipetown Well, that's the most sensi
ble thing I've seen for a long tune.
Mr. Tlgarton What is?
Mr. P. This giving brains away with cigar
ettes. Mr. T. What do you mean?
Mr. P. yhy they are putting an editor in every
It was a mean editor who referred the humor
ist who was seeking a new field to labor In to the
real estate agent.
In a short walk on Fifth avenue yesterday
afternoon I saw seven children between the ages
of G and 12 wearing spectacles. "What's the mat
teilJoe Howard, Something wrong with their
sight Joseph; something wrong with their sight
What profession can hoist of the greatest
number of stars?
I give it up.
Bootblack At any rate they all shine,
A public park is what we want
A sort or a regular lovers' haunt
A place where children can romp and play,
To while the heated term away.
And where all kinds of people can go
. The rich, the poor, the bleb, the low;
go make it make it anywhere,
But don't make it a "keep off the grass" affair.
Phebsy How long has Funnyson been writ
ing for the Blowhard Journal
Percy I don't know; but it must be a long
Phersy Why so?
Percy Because he has quit looking through
other papers to see if he has been copied.
Fibst Crank Which club is going to win
the pennant this year?
Anothei Crank Cleveland,
F. C-What? Cleveland!
A. C Why, certainly. Don't the baby usually
get what It wants. v
Somewhat of a chestnut Oh, my, but yon
are getting fat.
I can think of nothing to write about.
Havo I run my course so soon I
Ob, no, I'll dress a chestnut up.
And It Is about the moon.
Why's the moon like a chorus singer ?
'I cannot guess it right
i Well, she mingles with the brightest stars,
And is only seen at night
SX s, Bea.
A fiELTJCTANr BELDE. MODERN DEATH-DEALERS. ' NEW YORK NEWS NOTES; I CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS. V
A Girl of IS, Forced to Marry a Ulan of 70,
Quickly Deserts Him.
Tweed, Ga., May 18. There is much excite
ment in this section oyer the marriage ot Lewis
Hutchinson, a prominent farmer, aged 70
years, and Miss Annie Wilkins, an 18-j ear-old
belle. Hutchinson was a widower with nine
children, ranging In age fromb to 20 years.
When services were concluded at Shiloh
Church a few Sundays "ago the pastor. Rev.
Benjamin Fortner, accompanied Mr. Hutchin
son home for dinner. On the way home the an
cient widower coolly asked the pastor If he
could recommend a young lady who would,
make him a suitable wife. Mr. Fortner re
plied that he could recommend to him lust
such a girl as he desired.
Miw Annie Wilkins. the yonng lady who
figures in the episode, resides in Johnson coun
ty, on the Ohoopie river, with her father and
stepmother. She is described as being of a
decidedly attractive appearance a plump and
well formed blonde. Mr. Hutchinson went
with his pastor to call on the young lady, and
before his departure be received an assurance
from the parents that Miss Wilkins would be
come his wife when he came again. In due
time, armed with the license, he appeared with
Treacher Fortner at tho abode of Miss Annie,
he groom sat in the parlor waiting patiently
for the bride. Soon guests began assembling.
Hours passed, nowever, and there were no
signs of the anticipated wedding. The bride
groom and people grew restless
It was finally decided to institute a vigorous
search for the bride. The men were formed
into several divisions and instructed tnflnri if
fossible, the whereabouts of the young lady,
n a short time her hiding place was discovered.
She sent word back that she would die before
marrying Hutchinson, but after considerable
persuasion, she reluctantly returned and, while
the tears were coursing down her cheeks, the
ceremony was performed. The day after the
nuptials the bride fled to Johnson county. Mr.
Hutchinson, when apprised of the abrupt run
away, started in pursuit She reached her
father's house before he overtook hnr. Th
deserted bridegroom pleaded in vain. Then
the father and stepmother tried to induce their
daughter to return to her spouse, but instead
she fled, and is now sojonrnlng with friends.
She says she will never no back to Hutchin
son. The prominence of the parties add much to
the sensation in South Georgia, where they are
A QUA! DISPATCH FACT0EI.
Legislators' Hindsight Far Better Than
Yesterday's Philadelphia Becord.
Republican legislative statesmen who have
returned to their homes to think over the
events of the session have begun to suspect
that they were not treated fairly by the Quay
managers during the session.
Quay must have hired a special operator
and an extra telegraph clerk, or have left a
barrel of telegrams to suit all emergencies at
the Harrisburg office last winter," said a
prominent Republican State Senator from
this city yesterday. He was speaking of the
manner in which legislation was retarded or
accelerated to please the junior United States
Senator. "It astonished a good many peo
ple," said Be, "how quick news of
what was going on could get to Quay
and word come back from him. when
a fellow thought he was playing a. fine game
and getting In some legislation for his friends
of which Qnay could not hear in time to meet
along would come within an hour or so arils.
'patch "Don't do that' or 'Do this for me,'
signed ju. a. tiuay, which would just break us
all up. It was rather curious, too, that when
Delamater and Andrews were at their wits'
ends to defeat or help a particular measure,
and had harped on the, Quav tune until it
would no longer command credit within half
an hour, if necessary, would come dispatches
signed 'Quay,' which would do the business."
It has lately begun to dawn upon the Senator
and some of his friends that there was some
where in Harrisburg a Quay dispatch manu
facturing bureau, either by his consent or with
out his knowledge, and it is proposed the next
time he comes to the city to find out from him
how many, if any, of these telegrams were
ELOPEMENTS ALL THE EAGE.
New Haven Afflicted With Five Clandestine
Marriages Within a Few Days.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New Haven, Conn., May 18. Another
elopement and clandestine marriage came to
light to-day, making the fifth which has taken
place in this city during the past two weeks,
when John A. Dockendorf received a telegram
from his brother, J. .E. Dockendorf, of Yale,
'88, announcing that he had married.
Miss Lizzie Goodyear, in New York
City, Wednesday. On that morning Miss
Goodyear' left the residence of her grand
father, William B. Goodyear, the wealthy real
estate man with whom she is residing, and in
formed them that she was going to visit the
residence of a friend. She did not return in
time for dinner, but no alarm was felt, as it
was thought that she might have been un
avoidably detained. She didn't re
tain home until Thursday morning and
explained her absence by saying
that she bad been to New York and
bad married Mr. Dockendorf. A stormy scene
followed, and her aged grandparent ordered
her to leave the residence unless she was abl3
to produce her marriage certificate. She got
over this difficulty by producing the necessary
document, after which she returned to New
York, and in company with her husband will
sail for South America on Monday.
The Dookendorfs are sons of a wealthy Bra
zilian family and both have now married New
Haven girls, John A. having married Miss Til
lie Horton about a year ago. Miss Goodyear
was one of the prettiest girls in the city and is
an heiress. She was well known by all the
members of the prominent students' clubs and
received a great deal al. attention from Yale
A BIG MEAT COMBINE.
The American Cattle Trnstand the Ameri
can Meat Company Consolidate.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New Yoek, May 18. At the adjourned meet
ing of the representativesof the American Meat
Company and the directors of the American
Cattle Trust at Aldrich Court to-day, the much
talked of deal between the two organizations
was consummated. A contract lor a term of
years was drawn up and signed. By.its terms the
m eat company is to handle the entire product
of the Cattle Trust
Ex-Senator Dorsey, one of the moving
spirits of the meat company, expressed him
self as well pleased with the new-arrangement.
Ho said that the two organizations had not
been consolidated. "We've effected a traffic
agreement" he added, "which practically
makes the American Meat Company the agent
of the American Cattle Trust"
An Exception to the Rnle.
From the Minneapolis Tnbunto.
Ruskin says that in this world "the men who
look for the straight will see the straight"
Not always, John, and experience teaches that
the man who puts in his ante on a bobtail
will, nine times ont of 'ten, regret the circum
A Fashion of the Bine Glass Region.
From the Chicago Tribune, j.
Young Kentucky -wife Daniel, aren't you
almost ready to start to the Sunday school
convention? Husband In a moment dear. I
haven't got my shotgun yet.
An Affidavit Needed.
From the Chicago Times. 1
The fact that Montana has gone Democratic
would indicate that Editor Russell Harrison's
circulation needs an affidavit
A Change la Fashion.
From the Harrisburg Telegraph.
Red is the fashionable color in Paris. Blue
will be shortly, when the Americans are called
on to pay their bills.
MEADOWS OF BEST.
I remember the beautiful meadows
And tbelr sweet streams pnrling clear,
With flowers besprent where my young days were
Where the birds their nurslings rear.
I was sheltered then in the dear home nest,
Where my feet turned oft to the meadows of rest.
I remember a grave In those meadow s, t
Where slumbered a laughing-eyed boy;
Death found him at play, he lured him away,
We molded the turf that his feet had pressed,
And kept his grave green in the meadows ot rest.
I remember a silver-haired father.
Who walked by tho river wave
To watch the reeds grow, or the sweet waters flow,
Or to muse by that little grave.
He has passed long ago to the home he loved best
To the Infinite peace of God's meadows of rest.
Iwonder if green are those meadows.
If purling and cle&r are the streams.
If the moon shines as bright, If the stars give such
As tbey did In my youth's happy dreams.
OU angel of destiny, heed myrequest: , .
Give me back, give me back my dear meadows of
reej. , . -Jirs, M. ii. xayne.
" Jr- .'.'."
Contrast Between the Weapons of the Past
and the Present A Gan That Wipes Out
Dives White the Gunner Takes a Walk.
COBBXSFOXDEXCX OF THE DISPATCII.l
Washtnoton, D. C, May JS. What a
ghastly curiosity shop are the stores of arms
and projectiles and warlike models of all kinds
in various nooks and corners of the War and
Navy Departments! They are scattered and
meager by comparison, to be sure, but they are
enough to set the most thoughtless a-tbinking
as to what we are coming to, ana what wilf be
the end of the wonderful impetus of invention
in the direction of weapons for the-destruction
of human kino. All that we possess up to this
time, in this our new country. In the way of
examples of such invention, wduld hardly com
pare in interest or volume with a single room
of the vast collection in the old Tower of Lon
don, but it is enough to tell the whole story.
One would think the governors of the world
that is, tho politicians were "bent on thej:x
tinguishmentof the human race, instead of Xts
improvement and preservation, to look at all
this murderous machinery.
When Men Fought Hand to Hand.
Along with the modern inventions which ena
ble one man tokill 1,000 In the twinkling of an
eye are the crude weapons of those simpler days
when men fought hand to hand in battle, when
bravery and prowess won the day, when indi
vidual skill and alertness were counted more
worthy of admiration than the mere power to
kill, and when victory often meant little more
than the forcing back of the enemy rather
than a decimation ot his ranks. The romance
of jonst and tournament and the grandeur of
knightly courage clings about those old swords
and bucklers, and one can read with almost a
feeling of pleasure of the battles fought with
them. Bat we need not refer to them to illus
trate progress in tne art of warfare. Even the
machinery used in the very latest of the great
wars is now antiquated. Were a new civil war
to begin to-morrow in the United States, or
were we to become involved in a war with a
foreign country, we would as soon think of
taking wings and battling in the air as to fight
with the weapons ot a quarter of a century
ago. A few of the guns and ships which came
into vogue toward the closing days of the war,
remodeled and improved almost out of their
original shape, might be employed under some
conditions, but the great bulk of the murder
ous machinery would be supplanted with en
tirely new inventions, compared with which
the best ot the old would bo weak or wholly
A Modern Death-Dealer.
I never was more forcibly reminded of this
progress in the domain of the horrific than
yesterday when on an errand to the Navy De
partment I was shown the model and plans of
a gnn which will, be tested soon at the proving
ground at Annapolis, and undoubtedly adopted
with the provision that a plant be established
in America and the guns manufactured here.
And this may serve as a hint to Pittsburg steel
masers to look out for and capture the concern
for makings a weapon which will go far to de
stroy the future great armies of the world.
The Maxim automatic, mitrailleuse, and the
Maxim gun with other names, is certainly the
most ingenious and the wickedest of all the
curious weapons of warfare recently invented.
The inventor first won prominence in connec
tion with an electrio light, and then, among
other things, turned his attention to means for
killing people legally. Up to this time only a
small gun, 45 caliber, I believe, has been made,
but it is the intention to manufacture them np
to the size of a six-inch cannon, which will au
tomatically fire about 6C0 rounds in a minute.
This, of course, has been exceeded by the Gat
lmgand other guns, carrying very small pro
jectiles, but these, compared with the Maxim,
are cumbersome to operate, require more at
tendants, are much heavier and far less accur
ate. One man can operate the Maxim gun. or
one woman, or one-child, for that matter, and
after setting it going the gentleman gunner can
stroll away and get a few beers while his gnn is
engaged in killing a tew hundred people, or
the lady gunner can sit behind a bullet proof
with which the weapon Is provided and con
tinue her crocheting.
Annihilation Made Easy.
The gun has a heavy breech in which the
automatic mechanism is chiefly concealed.
Into the side of this breech passes a belt con
taining the ammunition, that is like nothing
else so much as the belts worn by sportsmen
which hold their cartridges. This belt may be
made to hold any number of cartridges. The
number is only limited by the length of the
belt They may be carried in a box beneath
the gun, or they may be run out to the gun
from an improvised factory indoors while
the weapon is being used In a street fight and
the belt made simply endless by concealed
workmen. The gunner sits on a seat at the
rear ot the gun behind his bullet proof. If he
desires to use one. When he wants to mow
down an army in a few minutes he simply waits
till the aforesaid army gets into a position
favorable for his pleasant work. Then he pulls
a crank which fires the first cartridge, and the
work of the automatic machinery begins. The
explosion of the first cartridge causes a recoil
which throws the empty shell out of the
breech, brings another shell into place and
fires It The recoil of that explosion does a
similar service, and so on to infinity. It is mur
der in perpetual motion. The gunner may now
leave his post sneak a'ronnd to the flank of the
enemy and watch with intense satisfaction the
deadly operation of his weapon, or, as was sug
gested by a high offlcer.of the navy, he may go
to his club and indulge in a dinner in courses
and a bottle of champagne while waiting for
the gun to exhaust its ammunition. Now isn't
that just the sweetest thing in the shape of a
killing apparatus of which you have ever
A Hint to Anarchists.
One form of Mr. Maxim's invention contains
a gentle message to Anarchists, or other excit
able and revolutionary mortals, or to workmen
who insist too vigorously for a larger share of
the proceeds of their labor than their em
ployers choose to give them voluntarily. It is
called the "riot gun," and is a light little affair
that can be transported In one's arms with
enough ammunition to drive any ordinary mob
out of the streets or out of existence. It is curi
ous how all of the most recent inventions in
this line look toward a certainty of riotous
nfobs. Since when did the inventor turn
prophet? Well, this "riot gun" can bo worked
at the rate of ten murderous shots a second,
with the gunner all the time concealed, and in
perfect safety, even from a mob armed
with guns or pistols, provided that
same mob does not conclude to make
a rush and capture gun and gun
ner. It seems to be expected by inventors like
Mr. Maxim that modern mobs will stand in the
streets to be shot down without acting either
on the defensive or the aggressive, and that
they will not stand around safe corners with
boombs, or blow up or burn a city in their
frenzy. However this maybe, he has done all he
can fa the way of a gun for mobs. This little
weapon can carry enough ammunition with it
to clean out a street at one round, and in a few
seconds, and it can be operated Irom walls or
windows with as great facility as in the open
street. With a twist of the wrist it can be
turned up or down on the point of its carriage,
and made to kill directly below or above the
gunner withont endangering the life or limb of
that devotee of the fine art of murder.
Making Farther Improvements.
While this is the latest and most destructive
of the recent inventions, It by no means follows
that it Is the last or the most effective that will
be contrived. It gradually dawns on the mind
of one whose attention is called to this matter
that we are but well begun in this thing. We
have been trying to keep pace in the matter of
defenses with the progress of the means of
effective attack, but in vain. No vessel can be
constructed to float that will withstand an ex
plosion of the modern torpedo. No nation is
rich enough to build forts tbat cannot be de
stroyed in a short time witn the latest and most
villainous form of dynamite projectile. Bal
loons can now be steered with almost the same
facility as a vessel in the water, and will be ex
tensively used, in the wars soon to occur, for
the destruction of armies and forts. Death
dealing machinery is being made so simple and
inexpensive that one man may destroy an
army. If the strong are more fully equipped
to destroy the weak, on the other hand the
weak may easily be made strong enough to de
stroy the strongest On both sides war will
mean annihilation. The armies of the land,
the monsters of the sea and the war cruisers of
the air will simply wipe each other out of ex
istence if they come to blows at all.
The End Will be Pence.
What musr necessariiybe the end of this
condition? Why, surely, that there will be no
war at all. When it comes to that no con
scription or coercion will enable the politicians
to organize an army to do their fighting for
them. No patriotic outcry will call men to
arms when theknow there is no earthly chance
for them to escape with their lives. It is all
well enough for soldiers to talk of being will
ing to lay down their lives for their country,
but if it were not for the chance of their
escaping with those same lives mighty few of
them would be so ready to enlist
Therefore, the end must be peace, but peace
will come only when nations have discovered
that they no moro dare to go to war, and wben
the oppressed classes of all countries have se
cured absplute justice. This time is vastly
hastened not only by the invention of Indus
trial implements, bnt also, by the wonderful in
vention ot the machinery of war.
A Big Dinner to Grover Cleveland.
'.HEW YORK. BUEIAU SrlCIAL.J
New Yoek; May 18. About every shade of
National and local Democratic opinion will be
represented at the dinner of the Young Men's
Democratic Club to Grover Cleveland, one
week from next Monday. Seats have been
taken by the most prominent members af Tam
many Society, the County Democracy, the
Manhattan Club, the Reform Club, the Brook
lyn Yonne Men's Club, the Brooklyn Demo
cratio Club, the Constitution Club of Brooklyn,
the, Business Men's Democratic Club, of this
city, the Harlem Democratic Club, the Saga
more Club and the New Amsterdan Club.
Many of the 300 covers which will be laid at the
' banquet will be reserved for members of Mr.
Cleveland's Cabinet the judges pf the United
States Supreme Conn, the jndges ot the State
Supreme Court, Allen G. Thurman, Patrick A.
Collins, ex-Speaker Carlisleex-MlnisterPhelps,
and ex-Governor Waller.
Mrs. Morton Sails for Enrope.
The exodus to Europe is at its belgbt Moto
persons sailed to-day on transatlantic steam
ships than on any preceding day of this season.
Mrs. Levi P. Morton and Miss Edith Morton
sailed on the French steamship La, Normandle,
and will go directly to Pans, where they will
stop with the family of Minister Whitelaw
ReicLr They will travel m France and Central
Europe for several weeks, and will return to
America next September. Robert Garrett,
Harrison Garrett and Miss M. E. Garrett were
on the'steamship Werra, which left for Bremen
and Southampton.. A party of Eastern bicy
clists, under the guidance ofF. A. FJweil,
sailed for Queenstown on the steamship Ser
via. They will ride their wheels through Ire
land, England and France for thre e months.
Bunko In an Unusual Way.
James Kingman, of Michigan, was the victim
to-day of a variation of the usual bunko game.
An affable stranger made his acquaintance
after the customary fashion of bunko. As the
two men passed the Brooklyn City Hail to
gether, the affable stranger was reminded that
he had taxes to pay ana had left his purse at
home. He borrowed $15 from Mr. Kingman,
went in thS front door of the Department of
Taxes, and out of the back door. Mr. King
man and a detective are looking for him.
Thinks Bcelzebnb Is After Him.
Early this moming a man, hatles3 and coat
less, ran into a ferry waiting room near the
battery. He cried out: "Give this to the
press," threw down a paper, and a minute later
he was in the act of throwing himself, into the
river, when an officer seized him. He was
Captain James Chester, of the Third United
States Artillery, stationed at Governor's Island.
The paper which he threw down related how
he had suffered from insomnia and delirium
tremens for the last ten days. He imagined
that Beelzebub and several she-devils were
maltreating him, and he wished to escape them
by death. Captain Chester has been in the
service 35 years. An officer from Governor's
Island met him at the Tombs this morning and
took him back to his quartSru.
A Party of Lady Toarists Sail.
Catharine Cole, of the New Orleans Picayune,
sailed for Europe to-day, with seven Louisiana
girls. She will take the young women in her
charge through France, England, Holland and
Couldn't Keep the Republican Ont of Office.
Henry Winters, fourth class postmaster at
Coshocton, is in the Ludlow Street Jail because
he tried too hard to keep his Republican suc
cessor out of office. Late in March Postmaster
General Wanamaker appointed Herman Inde
lied to succeed Mr. Winters, and mailed to him
the nsnal commission and blank bond. Winters
held onto the office, however, and the depart
mentnothearingfrom the appolntee,forwarded
a duplicate bond in the registered mail. Letters
that should have passed between Indelied and
Congressman Stivers, his backer, also failed in
delivery, and complaint was made to.the de
partment A postoffice inspector found the
commission, the bond and letters which should
have been delivered a month ago. In Winters'
pocket yesterday. The United States Com
missioner to- day held Winters for further ex
., FUNERAL4F MINISTEE EICE.
The Services Conducted by Bishop Potter In
New York Yesterday.
New Yobk; May 18. The funeral of Allan
Thornkyke Rice took place at Grace Church,
Tenth street to-day. The remains .had been
removed yesterday from the Fifth Avenue
Hotel to the residence of his sister, Mrs. Ed
ward Cooper. There it was the pail-bearers
assembled this morning. The pall-bearers
were: "Vice-President Levi P. Morton, Walker
Blaine, representing the Department of State;
Gen. W. T. Sherman. ex-Mayor Edward Cooper,
Pierre Lorillard, Chauncey M. Depew, S. H.
Olin, William Jay. William P. Douglass and
W. W. Astor.
The remains were 'encased in a casket of
solid rosewood, on which was a plate bearing
the name of the deceased, the date of his birth
and the date of his death. The casket was
completely covered with flowers. All these
were carried to the church with the casket
and other emblems awaited it there. Among
the gifts of flowers was one from President and
The funeral corthge arrived at the church at
10 o'clock. The church was crowded and the
sidewalks near the entrance were also filled.
The service was the regular burial service of
the Protestant Episcopal Church. Bishop
Potter officiated, assisted by tne Rev. Dr.
Huntington, rector of Grace Church, and the
Rev. George H. Bottom e, his assistant rector.
At the conclnsion of the service the remains
were exposed to view in the vestibule. The
pallbearers and the clergymen took np a posi
tion on one side of the casket and all the
people, as they passed out had an opportunity
to see the face of the dead editor. The re
mains will be left in the mortuary vault of the
church for a time.
Of Limited Capacity.
From the Mew York World.!
The new express train between Washington
and Cincinnati is called the "F.F. V. Limited."
The title leads to the conclusion that the pass
enger capacity of the train is confined strictly
to 400. v
Likely to Get the Big Head.
From the Philadelphia Times. I
The Samoan Conference Is being dined and
wined In 4 way to make its members regard
tnemselves as of much more consequence than
An Interesting Experiment.
From the Sew York Journal.
Kaiser William Intends to put an end to
strikes. It will be interesting to see how he
does it especially if his prescription proves a
Not an Agreeable Theme.
From the St Paul Globc.i
Bonlanger now threatens revolt. The whole
subject of Boulangerism is revolting.
Richmond Dispatch: Our experience with
some tailors destroys our belief In the survival
' Washington Critic: Political questions In
New York continue to be as clay In the hands
of the Potter.
Atchison Globe; Do not offend: Every
offense a man commits makss one more de
fense for his enemy.
Chicago Globe: This is the season of the
year when a person fears to change even a $10
bill lest it affect his health.
Rochester Post: We feel very sorry for
wells at times. When they find themselves
bored tbey have to grin and bear it
Chicago Inter-Ocean: The latest fashion In
Virginia Is to be married on horseback. The
party is already equipped for "a bridle tour."
Chicago" Herald: Smoking is said to be
good for bay fever on the similla simllibus
principle that hay fever Is best cured by Hay
Deteoit Free Press: Only one person out of
every 60400 of the population dies in his bed
when asleep, and there is little excuse for lying
awake and worrying about it
Chicago Times: The President has been
elected an honorary member of a rod and gun
club. Honorary? That won't do. What he
wants is a full membership with authority to
shoot to kill.
Philadelphia Press; Buffalo Bill is great
ly angered because the authorities of Paris In
flated npon vaccinating all the members of his
Wild West Show. Colonel Cody regard the
matter as a very scabby proceeding.
Michigan has passed a law for paying s
bounty of 3 cent eachl or sparrows' heads.
Some of the fishermen on the Delaware)
nver cleared $50 each last week catching stur
geon. A Minnesota woman dislocated her jaw
in yawning, and had to ride 23 miles to a
Another litter of fox cubs has been dis
covered under a barn between Alloway and
Friesburg. in New Jersey.
Two slick strangers managed to pass
$500 in counterfeit money in two hours on tho
merchants of Rushville, Ind.
George Bullock, of Birmingham town
ship, near West Chester, is 73 years old. He
has a son 43 years of age, a grandson 21 and a
great grandson S months old.
A woman living near Freehold, K. J.,
nearly 80 years old, claims she has traveled but
once on the cars, never saw a steamboat aud
was never more than 20 miles from home.
The cod banks recently discovered 100
miles off the coast of San Diego, CaL, by the
Fish Commission steamer Albatross are to be)
Investigated, with a view to immediate devel
opment it Is reported.
Something described as a petrified
snake was unearthed by a farmer while plow
ing at Ohloville, W. Va. The piece was about
as thick as a man's wrist and 12 inches long.
It is supposed to be part of the remains ot a
reptile at least ten feet in length.
One afternoon, while Nellie SawtelIe,of
Smithfleid, Me.was sleeping on the lounge, a
pet cat of the family threw across her neck an
adder which measured three feet in length.
She threw it on the floor. where it showed fight
so as to keep her a prisoner until a neighbor
arrived and killed It
John Franklin, of Athens, Ga., waj
very much surprised when he went to his homo
last Monday night to find that during the day
a swarm of bees hid taken possession of his
house. They entered through a knot-hole, in
the weather-boarding, and he is puzzled to
know what to do about it
The following remarkable instrument
Is the last will and testament of Dolly Jones
(colored), of Jasper, Fla., and was signed Sep
tember 27,1888: "Farderlwant you to take
them 2 cows and my blG Pot and 5 head ot
hoGs and keepe them as long as you live itia
my Will for you to have them an do the best
you can cos I must di and cant live you must
mete me in hevean when dun with wourld."
A very peculiar occurrence took placs
at the fruit stand of C P. McDannell, in Titus
ville, the other day, A nice looking and well
behaved cocoanut of its own free will and ac
cord, exploded, scattering Itself to a consider
able distance in every direction and causing a
knot of ladles standing near admiring each
others heavily laden flower garden hats, to dis
perse lnstanter and starting the report that
bomb throwing was going on in the vicinity.
The experiment of propagating musk
allonge at the Chautauqua Lake station of the
fish hatchery has proved a failure this year,
and the station will be tenantless until another
spring, when the seines will be drawn earlier.
Superintendent Jonathan Mason is chagrined
by the failure, which be ascribes to the method,
which is the same as that employed in hatching
white fish. But be is as confident as ever that
the muskallonge spawn can be hatched and the
iry roareu at tne statioa until oiaennugn to
shift for itself in the lake, and be has the sup
port of the State Fish Commissioners.
One of the most successful boot and shoe
drummers in Pennsylvania says that the size
and shape off eet vary in different places just
as the shapes of the States vary on the maps.
That was one of his first discoveries. He sold
a case of boots in Harrisburg,and nobody there
could get one of them on because boots had
low insteps. Over in the coal region around
Pottsville low insteps are the rule, and so the
shapes change with the different localities. In
Lancaster there Is a woman who wears number
fourteens. and has to buy men's boots. Hers is
the biggest female foot in the State.
The police of Dunkirk, France, arrested
two grocers oh the charge of having for sevesl
months sold large quantities of dried leajfc.
under the name of tea. Both the tradesi
were able to show that they had been supr
by a wholesale firm in Paris. Samples we'
cordingly bought from the firm and wer
to a chemist His report indicates tr
leaves submitted to him are not tea
They are of a brownish color; but this 1
unaer a mm coating or a oiuisn-gr
stance, which easily rubs off. Tbei
ance was exactly that of gunpowder '
Bernard Bitchie, of Aurora, A
at work on the drive at Bog dam, on
branch of Union river, discovered ' close to tb
river's bank a huge and ugly looking bear, ac
companied, by her two cubs. Mr. Ritchie at
tacked the trio with the, only weapon he had at
hand, an indispensable adjunst of log drivers,;
common "peavy," which is a long pole with a
pointed Iron at one end. He succeeded in kill
ing the two cubs in a short time, but the dam
became so ferocious that Ritchie was obliged
to take to the water to save his life. The old
bear escaped before help could be summoned.
Haw pond is about 17 miles east of Cor
dele, Ga., and is perhaps one of the most won
derful natural curiosities in the State. It an
nually sinks with a roar about this time in May,
and In a few minutes every drop of water dis
appears. Last Thursday about a dozen Lor
dellans left here for the pond. They carried
fishing tackle in abundance and spent a day
and night catching any number of the finest
specimens of the nnny tribe. Tbey met about
50 others who had gathered at the pond to fish
and wait for the water to disappear. Where
the fishermen dropped their lines to the depth '
of ten feet Thursday night there was scarcely
a drop ot water Saturday morning. In a day
the water had disappeared completely. For
miles around the ground is said to be unstable
and liable at any moment to sink. Only a few
weeks ago the bottom dropped out in one place
and now only the tops of the trees can be seen
above the ground. Every year large crowds
from the surrounding country gather to witness
the disappearance, and this year there were
perhans 150 people there.
FUNKY MEN'S FANCIES.
Strawberries are plenty everywhere ex
cept in the shortcake. Boston Herald.
Castle Building. Greta And so yon
are engaged at last my dear to an architect; but
has he ever built anything?
Marjorle-Buut anything! Ishonld sayto; why,
he told me himself tbat he has built many "castles
In Spain. " Only think of It V-iiarptr's Jlazar.
Mistress Beally, Norah, X wish you
could contrive to make yourself look a little
Maid (daughter of Erin) Falx. ma'am, ye're
always wantln' me terputso much tidiness inter
yer bouse, the dlvll a morsel I've left to spare for
He Of course yon know what a garter
snake Is? v
She (from Boston) If you refer to that repre
sentative of the serpentine family, with the same
propensities characteristic to an elastic band,
used to retain hosiery in a stationary position, I
So. Minneapolis Tribune
Quiet Missionary jWork. Literary
critic (laying down a new book)-I wish every
maid, wife and mother In the country could read
Able Editor Well, run in a line to the effect
that that book Is one which no woman should be
allowed to see. yew Xork Weekly.
Smith De Binks, why that satisfied
trailer You don't look like a man who has just
been fined SI0 and costs for fast drlvlne.
De Binks Why, man alive, I just sold that old
nag of mine for fUO more than'be was worth.
Did it on the strength of the fine. "Who wouldn't
smile? Kearney (Neb.) Enterprise,
An Expert Dnmley What's the mat.
ter. Brown? You look badly.
Brown Yes; all Dunged up with rheumatism
Dnmley Have you ever-tried Dr. Wragley?
Brown No. Is he familiar with rheumatism?
Dnmley He ought to be by this time; he has haJ
it himself for over 40 years. iforpr' Bazar.
' jHe Differed From the Best of jMankind.
-I would rather deliver tbat oration than do any
thing else in this wide world.
"You always were eccentric"!
"I see nothing eccentric about that.'
"Wen, there is. Mostmen would ratherhave
you do anything else in the world than deliver aa
oration. ' Harper's Bazar.
Th "nifTm-oneA Vnnnir Man Sir. I Want
to marry your daughter. Ti
Old ilan-Oh, jou do, do you? Welt are yoafc ;
to be my son-in-law or am i. to ne T"r tm-tuj.
Young Man (dazed)-Why-wby, sir, it's aumo
same. Isn't it? -y.
Old Man-Not stall; not at all, sir. If you are
to be ny son-in-law you caa't have her. I've got.
two or three sons-in-law already to support
An Accomplished Clergyman. Mrs.
l'rontpew-I -think it Is shocking -the Interest
our minister is taking in baseball. Why, I saw
him out playln yesterday afternoon with, a lot of
bojs from the college. i J
Mr Prontpew On, I don't know that there is
anythlngwrong about baseball. ', ,
Mrs. JFrontpew-1 don't say tbat It Is really Im
moral, but brand by he'll get acurvelDltch.'-M
they call It and either leave the purDlttor.wast
1 pa, 080a year,-vmeago avrata,
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