Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 20, 1889, Page 4, Image 4
'ri THE PlTTSBtTRk DISPATCH,- MONDAY, MAT 20, 1889. Hje IMj. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1S4G. VoL-H, No.lffi. Entered atrittsburgrostoffice, November It, 18S7, as second-class matter. Business Office 97 and 99 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Average net circulation of Ibe daily edi tion of The Dispatch for six months ending Blur 1, 1SS3, 28,051 Copies per Issue. Average net circulation of tbo Sunday cdi. lion of The Dispatch for April, 1SS9, 46,143 Copies per Inr. TEIOls OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE TKEE II. THE CXTTED STATES. IUILT DisrATCH. One Year S 8 00 Daily DisrATCn, Tcr Quarter Z DO Daily DisrATcn. One Jlonth 70 Daily DisrATcn, Including bunday, one Tear 10 00 Daily DisrATcn, including Sunday, per quarter. 2 50 Daily Dispatch, Including Bandar, one month .' so ECSDATDlsrATCn, oneycar 150 WEEKLY DISPATCH, one yea;-. 13 Tiil Daily DisrATcn Is delivered by carriers at 35 cents per week, or includlu g the bunday edition, at 20 cents per week. PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAY 20. 1SS9. THE FIGHT FOE LEADERSHIP. The outcome of the bitter, blustering fight 'between the rival aspirants to the control of the Republican party machine in this neck of the woods is that the two Pittsburg Col onels, Magee and Flinn, still command the situation while the Beaver and Allegheny Colonels, Quay and Bayne, though, as the phrase runs, slightly battered, are yet in the arena. They continue factors of the situa tions to the extent, at least, of being able to siake local politics picturesque and inter esting if the spirit moves them. The public who remember how, until a few years ago, a majority of the Colonels "were pulling together, a happy and har monious band, and who never took too seriously their seeming breaches, will now be prepared to admit that the factional rupture is very real and life-like. It is a fight for personal supremacy in the leader ship, in which the party workers who hold or expect office, who are grateful for favors or revengeful for slights, are particularly lot and active in ranging themselves on bides according to their personal interests. There is no profound pretense oi any deeper issue. It can do no great harm to the party, and it may do some good, to have such rivalries, if they only result in putting the successful wing on its mettle to bring out fit candi dates for office and to support proper meas ures in State and city legislation. In re pelling so decisively the assault of the Quay-Bayne combination the Magee and Flinn men have given the junior Senator and his colleagues in State management their first serious check. They reveal a fighting strength which the Beaver Napo leon will not rashly underestimate in the light of Saturday's returns. On the other hand, the Magee-Flinn leaders may well have an incentive to wariness and discre tion in presenting candidates and urging policies in the knowledge that alert and ex perienced opponents lie in wait to take ad vantage of their mistakes. Approaching events will show whether the antagonisms inspire prudence. If the opposing -wings will not learn wisdom from each other, the Democratic organization is always willing to be used by the public as a short-term corrective. But as Colonel Dumas says in the play, "It is astonishing how well you like a man after you have ibnght him," and there is always the chance that after the Republican managers have got ten'rid of all their accumulated bitterness in a first-class general fight, such as this now on hand, they may wake up, if they cannot destroy, one another. In any event, the sequel promises to be of interest. THE "WEEK'S EVENT. .The musical enjoyments to which the public of Pittsburg have been treated of late will reach their culmination this week, in the Music Festival which opens at the Exposition building to-morrow night. The scope of musical art in the seven perform ances this week will give Pittsburgers a taste of the greatest works of classical music, and will surpass anything in the lestival line yet attempted in this city. In addition it will introduce the Pittsburg public to its new building, the first of the Exposition. "When our people find out what has been secured by the efforts of the Exposition Society and perceive the great public uses of which this addition to our list of public structures will be capable, they will be strengthened in their deter mination to secure for that project its full est success. Great social as well as musi cal results are to be expected from hiq week's event MONUMENTAL MEANNESS. Some day, say ten thousand years hence, 2New York City will be full of statues and monuments. At present she is only pro vided with Bites. But New York City makes up for it by the number of her ap peals to the entire country for funds with which to build statues. Several imperfect lists of these appeals have been printed in the newspapers, but the one which follows ve believe is nearly complete: For the Statue of Liberty. por the Grant monument. For the Philip H. Welch monument. For the Centennial arch. For the statue to Horace Greeley. For the Postmaster Pearson monument For the Nigger Minstrel Bryant monument For the John Bright monument For the Ericsson statue. For the Lester Wallack monument For the statue to Henry Ward Beecher.' Of these monuments and statues only one lias been finished, the Bartholdi statue of liberty; three or four of the others may be built some day if the people of the United States turn in and lift the New Yorkers out of the hole into which their stinginess has precipitated them. At present the foremost appeals from New York are for the Greeley statue to be erected in City Hall park, and for the Centennial arch. There is no reason at all why New York should not build any number of statues in Mr. Greeley's honor, or to mark a glorious anniversary in her history, but if Pittsburgers have any monev to give away to such purposes we advise tbem to contribute to onr own Exposition building, or other local enerprises of a patriotic and beneficent order in this com munity. New York is like a beggar who whines for alms while he hugs close to his skin a heavy bank account. And it is not worth while encouraging a dead beat metropolis ic mendicancy. 1 "WONDEBSLONPAFEB, " The remarkable progress of science, at least in making claims of great achieve ments, is shown by the assertions which are made concerning a new system of rapid transit at Boston, which it is asserted will attain the speed of the birds appropriately named "swifts." So far as the claims are concerned the new system of rapid transit certainly seems to leave nothing to be de sired until we get ready to beat the light ning. With regard to the speed of the new sys tem, we are told that the carrier pigeon can fly at the rate of 114 miles per hour. Swallows can beat the carrier pigeons by flying at the rate of 150 miles. AndtheJ swilt leaves most of its feathered competi tors far in the rear with a record of 200 miles per hour. The new system of rapid transit is not going to be kept back with any such humdrum birds as the carrier pigeons or swallows; but it makes itself an example of rapidity by rivaling the swift in fact as well as in name. The invention is said to consist of utiliz ing the momentum of a car passing between the magnetic coils. This rather indefinite statement is the basis for an assertion that a speed can be obtained exceeding 200 miles per hour. In this way passengers' can be sent from Boston to Hew York in about an hour; from New York to Pittsburg in about two hours more, and so on, until we cross the continent to California in 15 hours or about the time it now takes to travel from Boston to Pittsburg. The new process is stated to have the further advantages of very small cost, compared with that of rail road transportation and remarkable con venience and freedom from smoke, flying cinders, flurry and noise. After these de sirable results are realized, it seems that nothing would be left for the traveling public to desire until we get ready to beat time itself, and by flying around the globe in the twinkling of an eye, gain an entire day by beating a revolution of the earth. The fact that this revolution in traveling is to take place when the tests are success ful, is extremely interesting; but the public will probably restrain its impatience for the realization of the wonders in view of its long standing experiences of the wide gaps between prospectuses and performances. BEATEN AT ITS OWN GAME. There is a great deal of satisfaction in noticing that the convention of Farmers' Alliances which met in Birmingham, Ala., not only brought the jute bagging combina tion to terms, bnt left it knocked clear out of the ring. The organizations of cotton raisers decided to purchase 6,000,000 yards of cotton bagging, simply for the crop of three States. "When this decision was pend ing the jute bagging combine made pro posals to reduce the prices; bnt the farmers properly refused any further dealings with the men who had fully displayed their dis position to extort high prices when they can. The new material for covering cotton bales will, it is said on good authority, absorb 125,000 bales of the cotton supply, and is so much superior to jute bagging that it will save nearly one-fourth of its entire cost by the decrease of insurance. The loss of the market for 6,000,000 yards of its out put will put the bagging combine in just about the same position as the copper syn dicate when it commenced to go to pieces; and the fact that this diversion of the trade will probably be doubled by the purchases ofjother cotton-raising States, makes itonlya question of time when that combination will tumble into ruin. This is the legiti mate result of its policy of conspiracy and extortion. Hardly any more satisfactory or salutary outcome of that policy can be imagined than the loss of the market and the destruction of their trade which the schemers have brought upon themselves. A CASE OF PE0FIT SHABING. The experience of profit sharing, which has been in operation for two years, at the great mercantile establishment of John "Wanamaker & Co., Philadelphia, appears o be very satisfactory. The result of the year's operations were announced last week, when on salaries of 558,000 nearly 46,000 of shared profits were distributed. In two years the employes have received by this plan nearly 5214,000. As this almost doubled their salaries there can be no doubt that it works satisfactorily to the employes. As to the other side of the bargain neither the most ardent admirers nor the sharpest critics of John "Wanamaker' have ever claimed that he did business for love. There is every reason to believe that the amount of money distributed has been fully balanced by the gain from the interest which every employe has in the prosperity of the establishment. NOT OTJB MISSION. Prof. Drummond, the English explorer, in a recent magazine article, urges the United States to join Germany in the sup pression of the slave trade in Africa. If the crusade against the barbarism which still exists in the Dark Continent can be kept clear of any purposes of territorial or commercial aggrandizement, the United States can unite in such a movement just as it did a generation ago, against ocean slavers. But the course of Gennany-both in the Pacific and at Zanzibar is not calcu lated to allay the suspicion that she has more interested motives than pnre philan thropy in her attacks on the slave trade. The United States has no mission in the line of helping Germany to conquer Africa, in order that Germany may enjoy the usufruct of the conquered territory. Me. Jacob "W. amalong, the foreman of the once famous Dukes, takes the trouble to deny that he has committed suicide. But perhaps Mr. Amalong does not know. His failure to understand h.ow nearly the acquittal of Dukes approached to the same result, is calculated to cast doubt on the ac curacy of his information now. As be tween Mr. Amalong's authority and that of the reporters the public will have to take its choice. It is stated on the authority of an East ern cotemporary that "ex-Senator Biddle berger is inclined to take a very sober view of the Bepublican situation in Virginia." The opponents of Bishop Potter are now furnished with an unanswerable argument that the world is steadily improving. Local politicians who have been strug gling with the heat of the canvass will learn with envy that Senator Quay has been tak ing it coolly in his favorite occupation, catching two drumfish at a time. The envy is enhanced by the returns, which show that the Senator is catching more in the sea than his hard-working supporters have been able to do in the troubled waters of Allegheny county politics. Me. BLAINEhavingscoredapoint by send ing his Private Secretary to the $18,000 posi tion of Consul at Liverpool, it is beginning to be recognized that while the Secretary of State holds that position he is determined to be Secretary of State. The giants will commence fighting to-day over the electric light patents. That they will fight Hhe battle for a long ti Jspo- tent to-all observers of patent litigation. Meanwhile the pnblio will rest contended to let them struggle for ownership of the patcnt,Srith a calm confidence that which?" ever wins, the public will eventually pay the costs of prosecution. The announcement that the Parnell Commission will not make its report till February 1890, is a measure of the despera tion with which the Tories are banging on for something to turn up. The uncompromising declaration is made by the Atlanta Constitution that civil ser vice reform is "the most monstrous fraud ever perpetrated on the people of this Gov ernment." The esteemed Constitution evi dently studied the kind of reform presided over by Mr. Edgerton, and on that basis its opinion is strongly but not extravagantly expressed. The city authorities are troubled with a surplus. It is the surplus of water which continues to accumulate in that pond ont Center avenue by reason of the stoppage of a culvert. A proposal has made its appearance that the six great powers, Great Britain, Germany, Bussia, France, Italy and the United States should take possession of the globe and declare a universal peace. The main trouble with the plan, is that the kind of peace which some of these powers would establish, is that which reigned in "Warsaw. This music that has been heard in politics the past few days is about as "Wagnerian as anything which will be rendered at the Ex position building this week. Secretary Blaine's declaration that the present administration is a non-partisan one is surprising enough; but it is not half so stunning as the discovery that Mr. Blaine regards non-partisanship as a virtue. There seems to be ground for hope that before long Mr. Blaine will be rivaling Senator Quay as a civil service reformer. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. Prof. Griffin, of Williams College, is to be professor of history, of philosophy and dean of the faculty at Johns Hopkins. John R, Lynch, Fourth Auditor of the Treasury, is a mulatto, with a heavy mustache, prominent nose and large mouth. He is a good talker and has acquired considerable property. The oldest living Odd Fellow in the United States is James S. Irwin, of Buffalo, who has been an active member of Niagara Lodge No. 25 for 45 years, and has been its secretary for 40 years. Mb. Adolf Sutro is traveling about the world getting ideas and plans for the great public library building which he proposes to put up in Ban Francisco. He will give the building and his 200,000 volumes to that city. M. Henri Rochefort, Jr., who recently killed himself in Algeria, was only 29 years old, but had led a most adventurous life. He had been with Oliver Pain in the Soudan and with M. de Brazza on the Congo. He had also trav eled much in South America. At a recent meeting of the Nineteenth Cen tury Club in New York it was announced that Mr. Andrew Carnegie had offered to fit up rooms for the club, including a hall for its lec tures and discussions, in his new music hall at Seventh avenue and Fifty-seventh street The offer will enable the club after" next month to have permanent quarters. The other day a visitor at the Agricultural Department, gazing over the ample grounds in which the buildings are located, turned to the Secretary and remarked: "You've got the prettiest place in the city." "Of course. Why not?" was the prompt rejoinder. "You know the Secretary of Agriculture is the tail-end of the Cabinet and the tail is almost altogether ornamental. Its principal use is to keep the flies off the other members of tho Cabinet." The lady who, it is announced, will soon be come the bride of ex-Secretary Bayard, is the only daughter of the late Dr. George Clymer, for many years a surgeon in the navy, the granddaughter of Admiral Shribnck and the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as one of the framers of the Federal Constitution, and whose portrait was in the Centennial collection at New York. Dr. Meredith Clymer, a distincnished physician of New York City, is a member of the same family. T70ESHIPING AT A TOMB. Devout Italian Slistako a Monument for a i-hrlne of ibo Virgin. Newburg, N. Y., May 19. Residents near Mount Eve and in the vicinity of the granite quarry at Mount Adam, in the town of War wick, Orange county, have this week noticed a religious revival among the members of a gang of Italians who have been put at work in tho quarry referred to. The beautiful monument erected over the grave of a danghterof the late Colonel A. P. Kerr, on the Kerr place, near tbe mountain, has been mistaken by these foreigners for a shrine, such as are to be seen by tho roadside in their native country. At an early hour every morning these devout Italians prostrate themselves before the chaste marble pillar in worship. The other evening, when a new lot of Italians arrived by a train and started from the station to walk to the quarry they saw the monument in the twilight, and in accordance -Kith some superstition they would not pass it after sun set. The ladies at the Kerr homestead wero greeted by them with what was undoubtedly the request that they be allowed to sleep in the barn. Not understanding the matter fully, the ladies declined to give the necessary permis sion. They were greatly surprised the follow ing morning, however, to find that the entire company ot Italians had lain down, and spent the night in the open field near the house. In the morning the visitors, after worshiping at the hrine," passed on and commenced work at tbo quarry. AN AWFUL STREAK OP BAD LUCK. A Hackman Who Has Lost an Eye, an Arm and n Foot. Brooklyn, May 19. Jack Rice, ot Great Neck, L. X, seems to bo in hard luck. He is a hackman at the depot there, and is known all over the county. He began the work of dis figuring himself by accidently shooting ont one ot his eyes. Later he tried to kill a man who, ho believed, was too attentive to his wife. The gun burst, and one of his arms was so badly shattered that it was amputated. Ycsteiday he tried to board a moving train at Bayside. He slipped and fell, and one of his teot was run over. The foot was afterward cut off by surgeons. He has up to date one eye, one arm and one foot MAJOE M'KINLEY CENSUEED. Yonngstovrn Grand Array Men Blamn Him for Forgetting the Soldiers, Youngstown, O., May.19. The appointment of Edward Hosmer as Postmaster hero has stirred up a very hostile feeling against Con gressman McKinley in Grand Army circles, they claiming that a soldier instead of a citizen should have been recommended by him, as several soldiers of conceded ability were can didates, and he had promised it should be given to a soldier. The post ha nearly 600 members, ana Post Commander Eddy states that McKinlei said to him personally that a soldier should be ap pointed. Hosmer was largely supported-by the business clement Two Appropriate Names. From the New York Sun.3 Mr. Charles Swayne, whom General Harrison has just appointed District Judge for tho Northern district ofFlorida, comes from Kis siinmee, a name of Tich collabial and buss-suggesting sound. Whence should a swain come If not from Eisslmmee? Mod Dogs and bad Dogs. from the Philadelphia Ledger. Another mad dog scare prevails in "Washing ton. If tbe canines are any madder than som e of the place hunters down there, it is no won der they are reported as dangerous. Going Down Dill. Pm tho Boston Herald.; Governor Hill seems to be dwindling down to a mere hillock. O'BRIEN-BAIN GOSSIP. Cabinet Officer Urged to Join tho Postmas ter General's Sunday Closing Movement Secretary Noble's Letter Writing News Note From the Capital. rCORKlSrONDKNCE OF THE DISPATCIT.1 Washington, May 18. A strong effort Is being made by the Sunday school people to In duce the other members of tbe Cabinet to fol low the example set by Postmaster General Wanamaker and forbid the admittance of em ployes to the departments on Sundays. There is more form than substance in this order. Any one who knows tbe peculiar constitution of a Government employe would never suspect any of them of working on a holiday unless ho was driven to It with a elnb. The employes begin to watch for 4 o'clock, the hour of dis missal, an hour before it is due. In imagina tion they reach out and grasp the joys of a public holiday a week before it arrives. They havo a habit of getting to their work jnst as the clock is striking 9, and of preparing for their departure so that they can be on the street a minute after 1 o'clock. The only object that will bring a department employe to his desk on Sunday is a job of private correspondence. A great many employes write their private let ters at ineir aesus csunaav, ana me esect oi an order forbidding them admittance to the de partments will be to compel tbem to do their letter writing at home. The example of the Postmaster General has given the "Sunday rest" people courage, however, and they have been besieging tho other members of tho Cabi net with petitions to go and do likewise. Hounded by Offlco Seekers. El-Senator John B. Henderson, of Missouri, has gone to Europe to escape the office seekers, who are making his life a harden. Mr. Hen derson has tbe misfortune to live in Washing ton, so he must go away from home to escape the importunities of those who are seeking place. "I had been in the city, or rather in my hotel, just six minutes on mylreturn from a trip to St Louis when 1 was attacked," said Mr. Henderson last Tuesday. "My mall is full of requests for assistance. I see that Secretary Noble is endeavoring to answer all tbe letters that are sent to him," and a grim smile crept over the ex-Senator's face. "He'll get very tired of that before lone. Every letter that you answer means another to be answered from tbe same source. You write to a man saying that you have put his papers on file in tbe de partment and he writes to thank you and to ask if you will advise him when his case is likely to receive attention. I am not in official life, but I know I would have a hard time answering all of the letters I receive." Secretary Noble' Mall. Secretary Noble's mail holds about one hun dred letters a day, and the answers that are sent to most of them are written by Private Secretary Hume without reference to the Sec retary and are to the effect that the corres pondent's papers have been received and put on file. It is astonishing what comfort an ap plicant for office can derive from one of these formal acknowledgments. Its value is nil. It is merely an assurance that the Postoffle De partment has done ltswork and the letter has not gone astray. Yet the anxious applicant looks upon it in the light of an assurance that his letter has met with favor in tbe eyes of the Secretary. The Executive Mansion seal or letter head, hasmore than ordinary significance in the eyes of these innocents. One of them called at the Interior Department a day or two ago and asked to see the Secretary. He was told that the Secretary was busy. "But I have a letter from the President" said the visitor. The letter was produced. Private Secretary Hume took it and read it at a glance. It was signed by Private Secretary Lige Halford, and it contained the simple information that the correspondent's letter had been received and would have proper attention at the proper time. Mr. Hume smiled. "The Secretary is busy at present with the head of one of the divisions and you will have to wait" be said. "But don't a letter from the 'President get me in?" asked tbe applicant He was informed that that class of letter did not, Wlndom Wilt Set the Pace I am told that Secretary Wlndom designs doing much of the entertaining that tbe Whit neys made such a feature of tbe last adminis tration. The house he has taken is located on K street fronting on tbe beautiful Franklin square, and stands about midway of the block between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. I do not know of a private residence in Washing ton that is so amply fitted for entertainments, unless it be the old Frellnghuysen mansion which Secretary Whitney occupied, and which he enlarged by adding a $30,000 ballroom and theater to it Mr. Wmdom's house is about 60 feet front and for most of its great width runs back almost 100 feet A very roomy library, square In shape, is at the left of tbe main en trance, and just beyond is a broad stairway that leads to the upperfloors. Across the wide hall from the library is the first of a broad sweep of deep salon parlors, leading through high arched doorways to an immense dining room that extends clear across tbe rear of the house and opens on a pretty, well-shaded gar den. The rooms on the first or salon floor are 16 feetin height In Troublous Times. One of the best known railroad attorneys in the West is J. L. Saunders, chief counsel for tbe Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana. He is not only well known as a lawyer, but he is famous in his own country as a politician. He was the Republican candidate for Congress last year and was beaten by tbe present dele gate, J. L. Toole. A story that Mr. Saunders tells of his first experience in Washington will Interest not only his friends but the friends of a man much more widely known than be. It was at the time that Andy Johnson was pre siding over the deliberations of the Senate that Saunders and another boy from Canton, 0., camo to Washington. When I call them boys perhaps I should rather sav young men, but they would class men of that age as bojs now. It was in March, 1S61, tbo last night of the session of Congress, that Saunders and his friend sat in the gallery of the Senato intently watching tbe proceedings. There was much feeling in tbe cilleries as well as on the flonr. for it was at a time when party strife and sec tional feeling ran very high a time when the nation was in danger. Tho Southern Confed eracy had not been formed, but it wrs as good as organized. The demonstrations of approval and dissent in tbe galleries finally became so decided that Cbaries Sumner proposed that the galleries be cleared. Johnson was at this time engaged m currying popular favor and he opposed the proposition. It was debated for fully two hours, Mr. Sumner and his friends coming off victorious. The visitors retired from the galleries in some disorder. A Confederate Senator. Saunders and his friend wandered down stairs and roamed about the corridors for some time. Then tiring of the monotony of that oc cupation, Saunders announced that he was go ing on the floor of the Senate." "Bat they will stop you," said his friend. "I guess not" answered Saunders, and he marched around to tbe doorway at the rear of tho Senate chamber, used to admit Senators and employes of tbe Senate during secret ses sion. The doorkeeper, as was his duty, tried to stop him. "Don't you know, sir, that I am a Senator from tho Southern confederacy," said Saunders, fiercely, and before tbe door keeper could make up his mind what course he should follow, Saunders was within the chamber and listening to the proceedings. He sat there undisturbed throughout the greater part of the night session. After a time tho doors of tbe galleries wero opened, and the part of the crowd that had not left the build ing was admitted again. Saunders looked up after a little while and saw his young friend sound asleep on one of the benches. He came to the conclusion that it was time to go, and, as the proceedings were of little interest then, he left tbe chamber and went upstairs. There sat his friend, bolt up- i.buvuuu ..... ..-.,.. mm on the floor reposed his boots, for the feet of the young men had become weary with much wandering that day. Saunders aroused his friend and told him to put on his boots. It was easier to say it than to do It Tight boots were very fashionable at that time, and his friend's feet had swollen so during the time he had been asleep that It was impossible for him to squeeze them into their customary covering So ho gathered up his boots and in his stock! inged feet walked to the 'bus that at that time conveyed passengeis from the Capitol to the residence part of the city. The man with the swollen feet is now a Senator and sits In the Senato chamber by authority of the Legisla ture of Nebraska, which last tall elected him to serve a second term. His name is Charles F Manderson. O'Brien-Bain DEATHS OP A DAY, Robert Bnlllc, Sr. Mr. Bobert Bailie, Sr., whose death notice ap pears in another column, was born lu County Down, Ireland, in August 1801. He came to America in 1816, andsettled first on the bank of Deer Creek, Allegheny couuty, but forthe past 53 years resided lnEast Deer township,near Kites station, at which place be passed qiilcllv nnrt peaderullv away yesterday afternoon. Jtir.ltallle was lor a number of Tears an active member or the lie ionued rresbyterian Church at Deer Creek, but kHJVMMHtuiui.Aif.iunc HW U MKWtKI OI the KclorracQ Presbyterian Church orTarentum. He was one of six In Deer township to vote far Blrney u the Abolition candidate lor President LIFE SATING ON THE BAIL. ASubJect of tho Utmost Importance Taken Up by tho Commission. from the Philadelphia Kecord.1 In a circular addressed to the labor organ izations throughout the country the Inter State Commerce Commission invites attention to the great number of accidents that overtake railroad employes and passengers, and to the general opinion that many accidents might be avoided in the future by tbe adoption of poper measures of safety. The commissioners re quest tbe labor organizations to express their views as to tbe best means of regulating rail road transportation so as to protect human life and limb. In order to systematize the inquiry the organizations are asked: What laws have been adopted by the several States for security in railroad travel, and what has been their effect? How have the various auto matic coupling systems operated, and what sys tem should be generally recommended? What progress has been made in methods or lighting and beating of cars? and, anally, What measures of security In railroad transportation should be adopted by Congress? It is highly creditable to the Inter-State Commerce Commission that In the midst of its labors it should have directed attention to this important subject But It may well be doubted whether the General Government can take effective steps to reduce the number of acci dents by rail, as this is a matter that lies ex clusively within the jurisdiction of the several States. Tho defective coupling and heating arrangements by which so many lives are sacri ficed should be reformed by the railroad com panies themselves, without tbe intervention of National or State Governments. Anything, however, that Congress may legitimately ac complish in this direction would be most heartily welcomed. The Inter-State Commerce Commission is entirely within its own jurisdic tion in its attempt to arouse public attention on this subject GOOD TIMES AHEAD. A Favorable Crop Ontlook and Improve ment In the Railroad Situation. Special Telegram to the Dispatch. New York, May 19. Henry Clews & Co. will say to-morrow that a distinct improvement has taken place in the stock market during the past few days, and the opinions advanced in these advices for some time past are now in course ot realization. There is little real change in the situation, except that the senti ment of the street is at last beginning to reflect tbe influences of easy money, a favorable crop outlook and continued improvement in the railroad situation. These aro really the strong est arguments in favor of better prices that could be presented; and, as a matter of fact tbe improvement in conditions is progressin g more rapidly than the improvement in prices. Crop prospects are probably as encouraging as they have ever been at this season. Timely rains removed all fears existing some weeks ago, and all cereal crops aro reported in excel lent condition, that for winter wheat being the highest average for many years. Gross earn ings still continue to make satisfactory com parison, even against the considerable increases which were reported about this time last year, while net earnings are also making favorable returns, Jargely tbe result of decreased expendi tures. At tbe same time it should be remem bered that the present rally is based upon an ticipated results, which Immediate conditions amply justify; and these records of what is passed, now appearing, are mainly useful in showing that past results were not so bad as was represented. Values have been unduly depressed through fear and demoralization,' and discouraging as the outlook then was, the decline was out of all proportion to what the facts justified. If prices, therefore, were un duly depressed, we have an additional argu ment for a rising market; and now that tbe downward pressure is being removed the influ ence of this factor is asserting itself. A 10-IEAB-OLD SDICIDE. A Kentucky Boy Takes BU Llfo Because He Ilnd to Work Too Hard. Harrodsburq, Kt., May 19. Yesterday afternoon, near Bohon, this county, Raney Teater, aged 10 years, hanged himself In his mother's barn. Two years ago his father died, leaving an invalid wife and two children in de pendent circumstances. Since then the lad has managed and worked the little farm, and by tireless energy has kept the wolf from the door, tbe family being dependent npon his exertions. Yesterday, on returning from the field, where ho bad been thinning corn, he remarked to his mother that be had to work, so bard tbat he was broken down and wished that he was dead and conld join bis father. In a short time be left the kitchen and went to the barn, as his mother supposed, to feed the stock. When supper time came, repeated call' ing elicited no response, and his mother went to see what detained him, and, on opening the barn door, was horrified to see him hanging by tbe neck from a rafter. He had climbed to tbe loft and tied a plow-line to tbe rafter and let himself down and had slowly strangled to death. Several people in the neighborhood have expressed a determination that tbe lad's mother shall be provided for in the future. A CEISIS IN THE HAIE TEADE. Unnsunl Demands Canso a Short Snpply of Blonde Tresses. From London Life. Tbere is said to be a crisis just now in the false hair trade. The great hairdressers of London, Paris and Vienna have placed orders for hair Which it will take the supplies of five years to satisfy, and tbe amount of fair hair brought into the market is beginning to fall short. When the hair was worn in a short coil on the nape of the neck, as was the fashion a few years back, little false hair as used, and the complaints of the hair dressers were loud and deep. Since ladles, however, have taken to pile tbelr tresses on tbe too of tbe bead an addition is required by those to whom nature has not been bountiful in tbe matter of locks, and hence an Increased demand, which the intro duction of the catogan has only served to stim ulate. CONFRONTED BY A COFFIN. A Bad Omen on a Wedding Day, Followed by Misfortunes. " New Haven, May i9. Leonard Searborn and Jennie Maylord, of this city, were married last November, and on their wedding day, just as they were leaving the church after tbe sol emnization of the nuptials, they were con fronted by a coffin containing tbe remains of a young man who bad died of rheumatism. The undo turned pale, and, with many other per sons, deemed it an omen of bad luck for herself andher husband. Be this superstition or otherwise, Searborn was stricken with rheumatism four weeks after his marriage, and has been confined to his bed ever since. -die is now so crippled and helpless that the doctors say he cannot recover. He and bis wife attribute all tbelr misfortune to meetmg tbat corpse at tbe church door on their marriage day. WHAT A SPELLBINDER IS. A Political Term Which Editor Dana Claims to Have Iavented. To a correspondent who asks "What is a Spellbinder?" tho New York Bun makes the following reply: SpcllDinder" Is a person who holds other per sons "spellbound." A member of tbe Bepublican National Committee noticing during the last cam. .palgn that the speakers, In reporting to tbe com mittee, invariably said that they bad held their audience "spellbound, " he gave them the name of Spellbinders. Tho Sun applied tbe name to the Kepubllcan leaders, who soon after the last elec tion, held a jubilation at Delmonico's. PROM BENCH TO BOARDING HOUSE. Tho Widow and Daughter of Chief Jnstlco Watto Keeping Boarders. From the Philadelphia Times.! Tho widow and daughter of Chief Justice Walte have removed from the house he pur chased some four years since, to a less expen sive one on Rhode Island avenue. Mrs. Swann, a sister of Mrs. Samuel J. Randall, has leased tbelr former residence for a term of years. In a quiet, select way, Mrs. and Miss Waito have taken boarders for several months past Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sumner Teale were with tbem earlier in the season, and Judge and Mrs. Orange Fcrriss have removed with them to their new quarters. A Doctor's Opinion of Blaine. From tbe Philadelphia llecord.l A prominent Philadelphia physician who had an opportunity at tbe reception given by Gen eral Agnus, near Baltimore on Wednesday, to watch Secretary of State Blaine closely, says that Mr. Blaine cannot live many years. It is doubtful, this gentleman thinks, whether tbe Secretary will live to aee the beginning of an other Presidental campaign. Mnny Men Hnvc Been Bongnt for Loss. Columbus, May 19. Governor Foraker's great toenail, which he pulled off some weeks ago while taking a bath, was valued at 61 28, as he received a check for that amount to-day J froin an accident insurance company,- - 0U2 MAIL POUCH. Grant and Hi Friend. To the Editor of The Dispatch: 1 see General Leggett named quite promi nently as a candidate for Governor of Ohio. J happen to know a little incident in his life not hitherto published, and which I learned at first in a confidential way that was a perfect guar anty of its authenticity. It Is well known, by the way, that he served close to General Grant in the War for the Union, and there a friend ship as warm and reciprocal as that of Damon ana rytnias sprung up between them. After General Grant was raised to the Presi dency and was about to assume that office in 1868, he paid General Leggett the high honor of inviting him to a private conference about the distribution of his Cabinet offices and princi pal missions. After tbe old comrades had fought their old battles over together once more at a private campflre of their own. Grant quietly said in substance: "General Leggett 1 will reserve the Treasury. Mow. my dear fel low, look around and take your choice of any and all other offices within my gift" Was this not unprecedented T What other President ever so honored any man, except Sossibly Garfield and Harrison In the case of Iaine alone T This was tbe highest compli ment Grant ever bestowed on any man. beyond all question. Leggett qnletly answered : "I do not deserve this compliment, still I thank you for it I want the place that I know I am best prepared to fill the Patent office." Grant, with a smile at his modesty, quickly granted his request and Leggett was made Com missioner of Patents. Private Dalzell, Caldwell, O., May 18. Street Ball way Franchise. To the Editor or The Dispatch: For the first time a true note has been sounded on street railway franchises, and that in your editorial of Friday morning. If the fran chisesalready granted to horse car railways had been limited, and sold to the highest bid ders, the sum realized to the City Treasury would have run into millions. What did the city realize? Nothlngl It is wise to be liberal in the first lease, as pioneers should be encouraged, but the peo ple's rights should be carefully guarded; tbey rarely are. Grant franchises leases for, say, 20 years (like Schenley's leases) to the highest bidder; at the end of tbe 20 years sell the lease for an additional 20 years, the purchaser to buy the personal assets at an approved value. Reg ulate fares, the character and tbe number of cars. Possibly such regulations might not so speedilv develop a system of street railway service, but it would, I take it, develop the best system for tbe public and reserve to the people those franchises which are forever parted with under our lax system of grants. I take tbo stand further that the franchises already granted are invalid void for this rea son: Streets are only easements to the public, and no exclnstve rights ot way can be granted. The property primarily is tbe fee of the abut ting owners, and Is vacated for their own ben efit and use. with an easement only to others. How, then, can the city grant an exclusive franchise? M. PirrsBrmo, May 18. Seats by the Lakeside. To the Editor of The Dispatch: I think by placing some benches in the walks around tbe lakes. Park Superintendent Hamil ton would flllalongtelt wish and desire of many visitors to tbo Allegheny Parks. I think it the most picturesque and appropriate place to put them. Subscriber. Allegheny, May 18. PLATING WITH A EATTLE8NAKE. A-Chlld Engaged in Dangerous Sport With a Hugo Serpent. Canadensis, May 19. The Price brothers, who own Spruce Cabin, a famous resort for hunters and fishermen, were driving along the road to Paradise Valley when their attention. was attracted by a girl abont 3 years old, who seemed to be playing with something in the road. When the Price boys got nearer they were horrified to see a rattlesnake nearly five feet long trying to strike the child. The child had aroused the snake to a high state of fury by throwing pebbles at it, and by occasionally running close to it Every time the child ap proached it tbe snake would strike, and its rat tles were going in a frightful manner. The Price boys killed tbe snake, and then spanked the child in a way that will probably teach her to fear snakes as long as she lives. In front of the Price homestead tbere is an old water mill. In the dam above it tbe water Is six feet deep. Milt Price went out for a swim in this dam a few days ago. When he came out he climbed through a window in the; muiuouse ana sprang aown to ine noor. im agine his feelings when what be thought was a stick turned out to be a blacksnake over six feet long. He had jumped within six inches of it, and the big serpent raised its bead and hissed spitefully. When Milt got over being frightened he got a club and did Mr. Black snake up in the most approved style. THEY'LL TALK OP MAEINE MATTERS. An International Conference to bo Held In Washington la October. Washington, May 19. Tho following countries have thus far accepted invitations to participate in an international marine confer ence, to be held in this city, beginning October 16 next: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Costa Rica. Guatemala, Hawaii, Japan, tbe Netherlands, Nicaragua, Spain, Sweden and Norway, Uruguay and Honduras. Tbe United States will be represented by a board of seven persons, and it is expected that the larger powers will have about the same number of representatives. The smaller countries, it is thought, will generally be rep resented by their Ministers here, assisted by one or more teebmcians in tbe subjects before tbo conference. The American board has framed a programme of subjects to be kconsid ered, and this has been made public. . Tbe proceedings will be In English, though representatives bpeaking other languages will doubtless make their motions and proposi tions in their nativo tongue, and their words will then be translated. Congress appropriated onlv S20.0C0 for the expenses of tbe conference. and it is probable that a deficiency appropria tion will have to be made. FITE DOLLARS FOR A HOG'S FOOT. An Atlanta Man Gets Tbat Amount for Five Cents' Worth of Pork. Atlanta, May 19. A funny case was tried in the Justice's court in Jasper between Stephen Kirby and the Marietta and North Georgia Railway Company for damage to a hog by reason of tbe loss of one of tbe hog's feet in a collision with a train. In a three hours' legal fight defendant's counsel contended that the rule of assessing damages was the los In weight of tbe hog by roason of being rnn over, which in this case was one foot weighing half a pound, which at 10 cents per pound would be 6 cents damages. Tbe plaintiff's counsel insisted tbat the rule for assessing damages was the value of the hog when hurt, with the cost of nursing and medi cal treatment together with such damages as tbe enlightened minds of tbe jury thought proper for the mental pain and anguish of the hog. The jury gave the plaintiff & Americanism In England. From the Now York Herald.l It is announced tbat Queen Victoria intends to spend a few days at Pale Mansion, in Wales. That will be next to living in tbe White House. Americanism seems to be making headway in England, and if our girls marry a few more peers we shall soon have control of a working majority in the Houso of Lords, Injustice to Ireland. From the Brooklyn Citizen. There are ten Irish members of Parliamentin jail for an offense which would be no offense in England, Scotland or Wales, and yet the Tories keep assuring their supporters that the Irish people aro as free as the inhabitants of any other part of tbe Empire. IN MAY TIME. The day was bright, The skies were blue. When we two went a-llaylng; And filled with new And strange delight. Like lovers wewcre straying. Her rosy cheeg. With blcshcs pink. Betrayed her soft emotion, And made tee think 'Twere safe to speak And tell of my devotion. Within the shade We stopped to rest , Upon the turf reclining. I trembled lest That leafy glade Should witness my repining. Bh'e heard mo talk With downcast eyes: My heart felt like a feather. I won my prize. And we shall walk The path of life together. . , SomtrxWtJwrnoi. A GREAT NEWSPAPER. Brief Summary of Leading Feature of Yes terday's 20-Page Dispatch. Yesterday's mammoth edition of The Dis patch contained a vast quantity of the very' best of reading matter. In addition to the latest news, told in the brightest style by gifted correspondents, there wero scores of special articles by noted writers, dealing with a wide variety of live topics. It was a first rate num ber in every particular. The Paris Exposition is the subject most discussed in tbe Old World at present The great show is a great success. The question of the vice royalty of Ireland arouses some Inter est, but it is apparent that in any event Bal four will be dictator. Boulanger is in bad health and London society is paying him little attention. Henri Rochefort created a scene by brandishinga revolver at a mad Frenchman, who assaulted him on the street Tbe work of tbe Samoan Commission progresses satisfactor ily, the demands of the Americans being gen erally conceded. Labor troubles continue to worry the German Government Three prominent citizens of Grove City.Ark., one of them the Sheriff, were killed in a politi cal quarrel, growing out of differences between whites and blacks. The Commissioners attend ing the Presbyterian General Assembly in New York were taken out on the bay by Colonel Shepard and got lost in a fog for a short time. Tbe Southern Presbyterians had a lively de bate over the question of anion. The cause of Mary Tobin's death still remains a mystery. A late theory is tbat she committed suicide after a quarrel with her lover. Tho President had so many callers he could do little work. His family will spend the summer at Deer Park. Mr. Clarkson appointed 906 postmasters last week. Maaame Von Sucrow has returned from Europe, and relates the story of her marriage to a bogus nobleman. Asa Jones, of Youngs town, is confident that he will get the Republi can nomination for Governor of Ohio, n. The result of the local primaries Indicates that the Republican County Committee will contain a majority of Magee men. Mr. Magee Bays it is a victory lor home rule. It H.John ston Is proposed as the Democratic candidate for District Attorney. Other political news and gossip filled several columns. George Rye, a Virginian visiting in Pittsburg, told a thrill ing story of his experiences as an Abolitionist in the South before the war. It is predicted tbat some of the delegates to the Trades Coun cil will withdraw from the organization owing to the charges againstthe president of theAVindow Glass Workers. Plans for the miners' cottage hospitals are exhibited, and it is announced that work will be begun soon. The execntor of O. A. Smith, of New Castle, wins a salt to re cover tho value of a life insurance policy and will receive 11,200. Saturday's game between the Pittsburg and New York clubs resulted in a victory for Pitts burg. Score, 3 to 2. Baseball news from all parts of the country, the gossip of the turf and ring made the sporting columns unusually at tractive. rrr. Frank Carpenter's letter on the temples and people of Bcrmah was a leading feature of the second part Olive Weston described thofa mousOuida in a brief but interesting paper. Bill Nye told of his experience as a reporter. Hon. George W. Childs contributed many pleasing reminiscences of great men of his ac quaintance. A column that every disciple of IsaaK Walton will read with interest and profit was furnished by H. A. W. "Life in Okaboma" was described by one of the original boomers. A Findlay correspondent gave some romantic traditions of the Indians of Ohio. Frank A. Burr told of a talk with Longfellow and the or igin of the beautiful poem "Evangeline." EL L. Wakeman and Bessie Bramble's letter, and the usual departments were also included in the second part of the paper. Pages 17 to 20 contained the continuation of Sidney Luska's romance and a variety of well written special articles. Henry Haynie de scribed tbe famous cafes of Paris, and Lillian Spencer dwelt upon tbe pleasures of life in sunny Cnba. A staff writer sketched the city of Winchester, once the seat of British royalty. Clara Belle detailed the history of noted clubs for women in New York. John L. Sullivan told how a prize fighter Is trained, and inci dentally introduced a good many of his own. ideas on the subject of pugilism. Rose' Terry Cooke fnrnished wholesome advice to girls abont to spend the summer at watering places. Mary Gay Humphries' paper on conservatories was bright and interesting. Ernest H. Hem rich's fairy tale. Rev. George Hodges' letter, an article on the great ocean steamships. Shir ley Dare on summer apparel, "A Clergyman's" colnmn, and much other entertaining and in structive reading were also included. A PUZZLED PORKER. He Conld Not Fathom the Trick of tho Farmer. From the Woodland (Cat.) Mail.'. Ont on a Yolo county ranch a few years ago a small band of hogs were confined in a lot fenced in with logs. In one part of the fenco there was a hollow log, shaped something like a joint of stovepipe, one opening being inside the lot and the other outside. One day an intelligent porker discovered this fact and thereafter went out and returned at his own pleasure. The owner of the ranch happened to witness the mode of egress of the hog one day and decided to put up a job on nim. By slewing tbe log around a littln he so contrived as to place both openings of the log inside the lot In a few moments the bog ran up to his usual exit and passed through the log. Imagine his surprise when he walked out the other end of the log and found himself still inside the lot He looked about in a puzzled way, scratched his ear and tried again. Same result. "Well, I'll be danged." grunted the hog. Again be ran into the log and ran out again with the same result He became wild with rage and dashed througn the log so often and so fast tbat tbe smoke began to issue from tbe cracks. Then he gave it up as a bad job. and, so the owner of tbe hog says, never went near the fence until the day of bis death. Contrary Creatares. From the Atchison Globe. 1 Tell a woman she is homely and she will act pleasant though she feels mad. Tell her she is pretty and she will act mad though she feels well pleased. A Good Idea. From the Chicago Mews. George William Curtis thinks the erection of a centennial arch in New York is a good idea. It certainly is, and that is all that it ever will be. PENNSYLYANIA PRODUCTS. A resident of Williamsburg has caught six sparrows in an ordinary rat trap. William Hartley, of Bedford, has a back gammon board on which bis grandmother played a game with George Washington. There is a Bible in Philadelphia which has been kissed by nearly 300,000 people. It belongs to the Controller's offlco and has been used in administering oaths until it Is nearly worn out Benjamin C. Ross, or Chambersburg, is re covering from 40 wounds, some of them pretty deep gashes in his legs, inflicted by a magnifi cent Jersey bull once owned by Samuel J. Tllden. A robin, toning to build its nest in a willow tree at the Allentown Female College, missed its footing and fell with a string about its neck so that it was banged, despite the efforts of its frantic mate to savo it A brewert In Reading being overrun with rats. Dr. William Deppcn, a neighbor, caught one of them in a trap, gave him a bountiful coat of tar and feathers and set him free. A general squeaking and scampering followed. Tho neighborhood Is now rid of tbe vermin. At Granville, Mifflin county, just before a storm, a thoughtfnl lady told her little boys to go out and bring in the tomato plants, meaning a box of plants she had for transplanting, and to her great surprise when tbey came in they had pulled up all her plants she had set out in the garden. Mrs. Mart Bhunneb, residing in Deny township Dauphin county, with her son-in-law, Christian Eegereis, was 102 years old Friday. She is still able to be about and has but few gray hairs. The old lady enjoys her pipe and can converse as freely as many younger people. A great many friends called on ber on her birthday. Mrs. Maltnda Skelly, of Mlllersburg, missed $3,375 by getting married. She applied for a pension soveral years ago and last week a letter was received granting it, together with a voucher for the amount named. She had changed her name, becoming Mrs. Andeison, eight days before, and the valuable paper had to be. returned to Washlsgtos, CURIOUS C0JJDEHSATI0XS. A hairless calf is owned by Mr. Free land, of Howe township, Dauphin county. Pa. Nine petrified frogs were found in a solid rock at High Springs, Fla., one day last week. -Ij. A. Schuyler, of Po'tutown, has a piece of amber from the Baltic Sea inclosing a petrified beetle. Young ladies on horseback will take 'part in the Memorial Day parade at Taylors vllle, near Scranton. George Henninger, aged 90, and Henry Geist aged 89. are among the warmest baseball zealots in Bethlehem, Pa. A well that produces genuine turpen tine by the barrel is the latest Georgia curiosi ty. It is located in Laurens county. A thief in Carlisle, Pa., steals nothing but Bibles, and has taken 93 from tbe people of that town without being discovered. VT. Shelly, of Milford Square, has a Newfoundland dog ponderous enough to do all the family washing by a tread-power. Frank Saddler, of Cheyenne, was mar ried the other day to a lady from whom he wu divorced 13 years ago. Each had been married since the divorce was granted. A Michigan barber puts a queer ad in the local paper. He doesn't ask for customers, but begs the boys around town to quii loafing in his place and give customers a show. Dr. Samuel H. Case, who is 81 years old, settled in Milf ordsville, now Oneonta, N. Y., on Tuesday, tho 12th day of May, 1829. and commenced the practice of his profession, where he has practiced continuously ever since. Mrs. Sarah "Wright, a Barry county. Michigan, woman, who sued a saloon keeper for selling tbe whisky that caused two men to drive into her husband's carriage and break ber arm, has secured a judgment for J5CC, but the whisky seller will appeal. A Beading tobacconist has a 10-weeks'-old bear which he keeps in his store. It plays with his Newfoundland dog and seems to enjoy itself greatly. The other day it ap proached a drummer from behind and gave him a hug that startled and surprised him. --Reuben Hastins, an Ohio farmer, had a horse stolen eight years ago, and he has been looking for the thief ever since. The other day, after having traveled 3,000 miles and spent S900, he got his man in South Carolina, to find that there were four mora serious charges ahead of his. Mrs. Q. M. "Wilkers, of Denison, Tex., recently gave birth to three male children, the combined weight being 22 pounds. Two years o&uaucgavo uirui fcu twins, wuicn wejgueu -04 pounds. Mrs. Wilkers Is a Welsh lady, aged 32 years. Her husband is an American. There are 11 children in the family, all enjoying ex cellent health. For some time past a large black dog has made his appearance at a certain point on the Coopersburg pike, Lehigh county, and si lently trudged along beside lone pedestrians to another certain point further np the mountain, and there has suddenly disappeared. The only explanation offered is that "a murder occurred there years ago." Many residents of Byberry have" letter boxes at the end of their lanes to save tbe let ter carrier unnecessary walking. This sprine tbe birds have so utilized tbe boxes for nesting; filling tbem with sticks and feathers between delivery hours, that the carrier has to deliver the letters at tbe houses lest they be thrown out or destroyed. A man in Belfast, Me., doesn't think so much of object lessons as he did. He got a big fall the other day while shingling his barn bnt escaped withou. injury. His son was away at tbe time and on bis return the old gentleman told bim about tbe accident and in trjlnn to show just how it happened, fell from the rdof again, this time breaking a leg. Alderman Klackner, of Allentown, has tied a romantic knot Andrew Duffy was the groom ana Mrs. Ellen Boyle the bride. Each had been married twice before, and twice been) bereft The other evening they met for the first time, were smitten slmnltabeously, exv changed tender language and neA day were made one. The groom is a prominent athlete and clown. fl There is a most wonderful Koplar tree growing just beyond Sharp Top fountain, a lew miles irom Jasper, Ga, It has Jwo trunks, both perfectly developed, and stanf ng rfro or three feet apart at tbelr bases, and link a (actly like two smooth, straight popIar-fSfcs:! Ata helghtof 30 or 40 feet these ttr "eer:om together and form one perfect booy Tronnwhere they join to the top. - "" f A subterranean passage has been di covered in the Santa Fe river, three miles noothwest of High Springs, Fla. A spot about 14 feet in diameter has been found having no bottom. The water in this particular locality is unlike that surroundingit having a decided ly bluish cast. Rails pushed a short distance down into this hole disappear never to return, AH attempts to find bottom have thus far failed. Mr. Henry Kreider, whose farm is located near Jonestown, Lebanon county. Is the possessor of a unique freak of nature. It is a colt born without front legs. There are small stumps there, but nothing which might be called legs. Otherwise the colt is finely formed. It is a beautiful bay, and has a white star on Its forehead. When tbe colt attempts to rise it stands straight on its hind legs, but cannot retain the position very long. Hezekiah Shetlen, a Beading hotel proprietor, realizing the uncertainty of life, altbough in good health, has bad his own grave dug in the new portion of Cbaries Evans Cemetery, walled up, cemented and covered with heavy flagstones, ready for the reception of his remains when he "shall shuffle oft this mortal cod." He thinks it is a satisfaction to know that after his death his body will have a neat and secure resting place. He intends to have a handsome monument erected on the lot Captain Eskridtre, of the lost schooner Mary E. Bacon, whose whereabouts has been a mystery for some time past arrived at Phila delphia last week on the English steamship John Dixon, from Huelva, Spain. During the terrific March gales tbe Bacon sprung a leak while bound from Wilmington, N. C for Balti more with a cargo of lumber, and narrowly escaped foundering. A heavy sea filled her np, and all hands took to the boats, and were res cued by the Italian bark Antonia M. and landed at Gibraltar, whence they were brought home by the Dixon. Quite a romantic marriage took place the other day at Woodstock, Ga. Miss Dollie Gresbam was united in marriage to Will Dial by Rev. Mr. Hawkins. The manner of the mar riage ceremony was rather singular. They ran away from their homes about a o'clock Sunday evening to a neighboring church, summoned the pastor, who was then holding services, and there in the woods, by tbe brilliancy of the moon, the young couple pledged their marriage vows In the presence of six witnesses. The young men were prepared to keep back the enraged father, who had threatened to prevent the marriage, and was then in close pursuit The marriage, however, was concluded without any interruption. FOLLY AS IT FLIES. t "You are all the world to me," affection-' ately remarked Noah as he surveyed his menag ale. Hotel Matt. A good business dog is always looking for a snap Job whenever he starts out on a tramp. BalUmoTt American. A Great Barrier. Friend "What's coma up between you and Miss Dumpling? De Lefft-(sadly)-Her father. Time. Nothing Further to Be Said. Algernon I love you. Miss Ethel. Ethel-All right; this is a free country. (Exit Algerton. ) Epoch. "The Nibelungen Lied," says a head-line in a dally paper. Tbat settles It then. We shall neTer believe the Nibelungen in this world again. SomerviUc Journal. "Ob, let me cool my aching head," she exclaimed, throwing open the window during a summer ibower-and the rain began to pat her on the pain. Hotel Hall. Stayed Too Late. Blabbins (during a conversational lapse Do you ever snore, Hit Mabley? Miss Nabley-yawnlng absent-mlndedlyl-Na, but I'd like to.-CMcago Herald. A Cool Girl. "That was a pretty young thing with you in the park yesterday, Willie." 'Yes, tbat was my best summer girl." "Yonr summer girll What do you mean!" "Yes, my Ugh school girl. 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