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P1TTSBUKG. WEDNESDAY, MAY' 22, 1SS9.
THE OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL.
The first concert of the musical festival
last night made an encouraging opening of
the musical event of the season. While
there were some drawbacks, such as the un
pleasant night, the lack of heat in the hall
and the partially finished character of the
building the festival opens with an eclat
that contains the utmost promise for the
rest'of the week.
The most gratifying feature of the splendid
rendition of the highest musical works, and
the furnishing of an auditorium of sufficient
capacity for the greatest occasions, , is the
evidence of what organized public spirit can
do. The present hall is, of course, only a
beginning; but it contains a promise of ex
posit ons and musical festivals that will give
Pittsburg a leading rank in the best in the
country. The intelligent appreciation of
the audience also promises that the highest
class of music adequately rendered will com
mand the public patronage.
The opening of the festival and the first
use of the Exposition building are the in
auguration of a new era for Pittsburg.
A FAMILIAR TB0UBLE.
The concert last night brought out the
old point which has so often been demon
strated in Pittsburg musical events. If a
concert extends beyond 11 o'clock the large
number of people who are obliged to leave
at that hour should be warned of it, given
an opportunity to leave the hall, and then
the doors should be kept closed until the
performance is ended. The people who dis
turbed the performance of "The Creation"
last night were not to be blamed for it.
They were obliged to go; but the manage
ment should provide against this repetition.
This is an old trouble in Pittsburg and the.
present occasion is a good time to apply the
THE COMPETING FACTOR.
The important reduction in the freight
rates on iron ore, which The Dispatch
announced yesterday, is of course a welcome
boon to Pittsburg. The fact that it was
given as tberesult of an agreement between
the'-threeines engaged in ore transporta
tion presents a superficial argument that it
was obtained without competition. Yet, if
all the facts were known, it would probably
appear very clearly that the influence of
competition had a great deal to do with the
reduction, and that without competition the
change would not have been secured.
Common rumor credits the Pittsburg and
"Western Railroad with having brought the
change ; and the rumor has at least the
foundation that this line is now the com
peting element in Pittsburg's transportation.
Ten years ago the Pittsburg and Lake Erie
was the competing line, and its effect pro
duced a marked improvement in Pitts
burg's industrial position. Its drift into
the Vanderbilt control has dimished its
effect in that line, and the Pittsburg and
"Western has taken its old place. This line
needs to extend its Pittsburg traffic, and its
prosperity lies in the expansion of Pitts
burg's business. It is natural that it should
be in favor of moderate rates for Pittsburg,
even if necessary to antagonize the older
Indeed the effect of this line may be
expected to secure further advantages. There
is no reason why it should not enhance its
traffic and earn the good-will of the Pitts
burg manufacturers by puiting its rates
below those of the other lines, and yet at
figures which will make its ore and coal
traffic highly profitable On the other
hand Pittsburg should recognize the good
work of the Pittsburg and Western, and
take care to strengthen its force as a com
It is interesting to find esteemed cotempo
raries in various parts of the country, dis
cussing the future location of iron and steel
centers. Thus, when we find the Boston
Herald devoting a column editorial to the
subject, it is certain that it has got hold of
an interesting and important question. It
is also evident that its ideas of the geograph
ical distribution of iron and steel manufac
ture in this State are very hazy wb.en it
states that "The Pittsburg region, including
Bethlehem and Cambria, has heretofore
been advantageously situated to meet the
competition of other localities." Naturally
a journal which puts Bethlehem, in the
Pittsburg region, would find little difficulty
in concluding, as the esteemed Eerald does,
that the southern district is destined to
i crowd the Pittsburg iron industry out of
Wistence. Notwithstanding such predic
tions, Pittsburg will go right on maintain
ing its position as the center of iron and
steel manufacture so long as it can get the
freight rate to which its location entitles it.
If our city has an equal chance to improve
its. natural advantages it will not be neces
sary to move either Bethlehem to Pittsburg
or'Pittsburg to Birmingham.
WHAT CAK WE CONCEDE 1
It appears upon the authority of Mr.
William Walter Phelos that the concessions
reported as made by Germany, in order to
settle the Samoau dispute, were not made.
At all events, Mr. Phelps states that these
reports were published in the German press
for the purpose of creating a feeling against
the commission, by creating the impression
that Germany was giving up everything.
About the only thing which we can rely
upon, according to Mr. Phelps statement,
is that the work of the commission is very
nearly completed. '"Moreover," says Mr.
TheIps,"itisnottrne that mutual conces
sions have sot been made."
This amounts to an assertion that the
United States has conceded as much with
regard lo the Samoan settlement as Germany
has. But that raises the question, what bas
the United States to concede in Samoa, and
what will it gain by such concession? Ac
cording to the publio understanding of our
case, the United States asks for nothing ex
cept the right of the Samoans to constitute
their own Government, and equal trading
privileges for all nations. Beyond that, the
United States only desires to maintain a
coaling station, which it holds by virtue of
If the United States is to gain anything
more than its ordinary rights it is going to
gain something to which it is not entitled,
and .for which the power of this Govern
ment should not be exerted. If it is going
to concede to Germany anything more than
the plain rights for which it has been con
tending, it appears as if it must be ready to
give up some of the rights of the Samoans.
If it is going to give up anything to which
either theSamoans or theUnited States are
entitled by the plain laws of right, it might
as well give up the whole subject.
Of course, we must await the final work
of the conference before deciding upon its
character. But it looks very'much as if
the American representatives may have
been led into adopting the European view
that civilized nations, especially if they are
powerful, have the right to dispose of the
property of uncivilized nations without any
regard for the rights and wishes of the lat
ter. EVEBY MAN HIS OWN DELEGATE.
It is probably about as well that the vic
torious party in the struggle for pre-eminence
in the Republican leadership
adopted "home rule" in place of the
"new rules"as a battle cry. Those new
rules of the party organization, however in
tended, certainly do make the manner of
getting at results a wonderfully complicated
afiV.ir. First the people elect delegates to a
convention; then these delegates elect other
delegates to another convention, who, after
some other variations, in turn nominate the
candidates and make the deliverance of the
This is moving the ultimate a good dis
tance off from the voter. The Crawford
county plan, by which every man is his own
delegate, voting direct for the candidates,
has the merit of charming simplicity com
pared with the delegate system, which
threatens to wind up some day in a general
progression that shall include every voter in
the party as a delegate to somewhere for
Though the victorious Magee-Flinn peo
ple were nominally, at first, the champions
of the "new rules," while the defeated Quay
following was in opposition, that will not,
if the victors are wise, prevent the adoption
of a simpler mode of registering the party's
decisions. If in the spoils of battle, the
captured tfeasure-boxes, accoutrements, or
stores of the enemy, the triumphant party
happen across any sensible ideas it can do
no better than to adopt them.
A LAMB FOB THE SACRIFICE.
There is a benevolent disposition apparent
in some quarters to boom General Felix
Agnus, the owner of the Baltimore Ameri
can, for the vacant diplomatic post at St.
Petersburg. As to his military and edi
torial'qualities the country needs not to be
informed, and now the Indianapolis Jour
nal kindly adds the information that he is a
natural diplomat Everybody knows what
a natural born fool is but there maybe some
doubt as to what constitutes a natural diplo
mat. Perhaps General Agnus showed his
intuitive command of diplomacy by inviting
Yhe Washington newspaper correspondents
and Uncle Jerry Rusk to a grand blow-out
a few days aeo.
But the candidacy of General Agnus has
other recommendations, at least the Indian
apolis Journal would have us understand
that it has. The Journal states, for instance,
that General Agnus is a native of France,
and a warm personal friend of General Jou
langer. The red and white wines which
were used at the Agnus banquet, near Balti
more, on Wednesday last, were sent as a
compliment by General Boulanger, who is
now an exile in London. The Chablis came
from General Boulanger's private vaults.
What further testimony as to the fitness of
General Agnus for the Russian Mission is
President Harrison, we trust, will con
sider the eminent propriety of sending a
friend of the "brav' General," now in exile,
to cook up new political messes for the
United States in the capital of Russia.
THE NATURAL RESULT.
The natural results of the measure which
was urged in this State for shutting out
dressed beef from the home market is shown
by a report from Minneapolis, where the
law was passed and has gone into effect
Within a few days from the time that the
law took effect the price of beef in the whole
sale markets advanced from 2 to 3 cents a
pound. In the retail market the advance
was not so apparent; but it is reported that
there is a decided deterioration in the qual
ity of beef sold at the old prices. Thisistho
inevitable result of shutting off a consider
able poition pf the supply; and it is not re
ported that any advance has taken place in
the price of cattle. Of course the element in
this district which was interested in estab
lishing higher prices for meat will mourn
that the same results have not been secured
in Pennsylvania. The very much larger
elements which find that the present prices
of meat are all that they can afford to pay,
will not consider that there has been any
publio loss in permitting such competition
as can be brought to bear on the meat supply
to continue its work.
THEY IGNORE HOME PRODUCTS.
The flimsy and fashionable society of
Washington is goine to indulge in a circus,
after, the model of the aristocratic show
given at Mr. Waterburys place on Xong
Island a few weeks ago. Once more is the
hopeless stupidity and lack of originality of
Washington society exhibited. Why need
they fly to Hew York for their fashions in
circuses? Is not there perennially a most
proper circus going on under political can
vas in the capital? As well bring natural
gas to Pittsburg or take meanness to New
York as carry a cirens into Washington.
There are all sorts if circuses in Washing
ton. The biggest is Etill of the Cabinet size.
The congressional cirens is closed for the
summer; clowns, barebacic tariff riders, free
trade acrobats, and all the animals are rest
ing from their labors. The departmental
cirens is in a pretty lively state. In lact at
present every stranger who visits Washing
ton makes a bee line for the managers of
this circus, and pleads to be allowed to
prance upon the tanbarkto the sound of
Uncle Sam's calliope in the Treasury.
And yet with all these circuses around
them the tomnoddies and undines of Wash
ington propose to fashion their ring alter a
mere make-believe affair borrowed from
The announcement that they are build
ing locomotives in Philadelphia .to be run
by soda ought to pnt New York on its met
tle. Soda may do as a motive jower in a
sober city like.Philadelphia, but when New
York adopts an effervescent medium it will
probably take care" that its locomotives are
run by nothing less hilarious than Ward
McAllister's favorite brand of champagne.
The pleasantly cool weather of yesterday
made advertisements of mountain and sea
side resorts indifferent reading for the time.
When Pittsburg gets her promised new
parks, nobody will want to go away at any
It is announced in the Eastern papers
that the lady to whom ex-Secretary Bayard
is engaged is accomplished, vivacious and
charming. This is disappointing, We had
hoped that Mr. Bayard might strike out an
original line for himself by becoming en
gaged to a lady who is original enough not
to possess those qualifications universal to
all engaged ladies in the puDllc papers.
The period of reaction against one fash
ionable fad is shown by the announcement
that the Indies of various cities ore giving
up cooking clubs because they are alto
gether too much like work.
Whew we learn that the strongest argu
ment in favor of the abolition of the House
of Lords, which has been made in England,
is the proposition to reform it upon the
model of the United States Senate, it con
stitutes one of the most terrible sarcasms on
the present character of the House of Lords
that the people of this country can well
That the cold and cruel Arctic regions
have a discriminating taste is shown by the
fact that they permitted Lord Lonsdale to
come back to civilization without an expe
dition to rescne him.
A New England company advertises
in a New York paper that it has "One mil
lion dollars worth of monuments to sell at
cost." To try to sell monuments in New
York looks like a bold policy; but if the
New England company is willing to take
promises for monuments, it will undoubt
edly find New York a first-class market.
If the Photographers' Trust is a combi
nation against the amateur photographers,
it may give the American public new light
on the desirable uses to which the trust de
vice may be put.
It must be acknowledged that 10,000 re
movals in the first 75 days of the Harrison
administration against 2,000 for the same
period in the Cleveland administration,
does not redound to the credit of the Repub
lican partv. Yet the fact remains that the
office seekers are not satisfied.
Some of the convention were calculated
to strengthen the opinion that the belief
among practical politicians is. that political
ability lies in lung power.
Evebybody is beginning to see that the
true railroad policy toward Pittsburg is to
help build up the town by liberal rates
not to kill the goose which lays the golden
eggs. As the town waxeth prosperous an d
fat so will the local railroads he-assured of
increased business. "
The news that France is to aid Legitime
in consideration of valuable concessions
may raise the question whether the Monroe
doctrine reaches to Havti.
Whoever may win political control, or
what has been done in the, way of securing
better freight rates for Pittsburg.industries,
sinks into insignificance beside the glitter
ing fact that the Allegheny team has got a
new pitcher. .
If the patent lawyers are able to throw
light on the electric light question they
should take out a patent on their invention.
PKOMINENT PEOPLE PARAGRAPHED.
Secretary and Mes. Noble left Washing
ton yesterday for Carlisle, Pa., to pay a visit to
the Indian training school located there. They
will return next Thursday,
The Secretary of State is informed that Mr.
Segarro, the Minister of Peru in Washington,
will represent that Government at the confer
ence of American States, which meets Octo
ber! M. Henei Rochefokt, Jr.,. who recently
killed himself in Algeria, was only 2a years
old bat had led a most adventurous life. He
had been with Olivier Pain in the Soudan and
with M. de Brazza on the Congo. He had alto
traveled much Id South America.
Mb. Charles Derby, the United States
Minister to China, advises the Secretary of
State, under date of April 3 last, of the ap
pointment of Tsui KwoTTin as Envoy Extraor
dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China
to the United States, vice Mr. Chan Yen Hoon.
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE mem.
hers of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers have accepted the invitation of the
British Board of Engineers to attend the con
vention of the latter in London. The Ameri
can guests will leave on the City of Richmond
It has been stated that Mr. Irving could not
accept a knighthood even if hewero disposed,
as his stage name is not his own name. This
is an entire mistake. Henry Irving is Henry
Irving, and notbiDg else. Some two or three
years ago he tookthe necessary letters patent
from the proper authority to make this hlsjonly
name in law.
Joseph Nimho, Jr., of Huntingdon, N. Y.,
called on the President yesterday to invite him
to attend the Suffolk County Fair in October.
Mr. Nimmo mentioned as a special inducement
the fact that the President's grandmother, the
wire of President William Henry Harrison, was
born and grew to womanhood near the spot
where the fair is to be held.
It seems that the recent arrest of gamblers
at the Field Club, London, was brought about
by Lady Dudley, who wished to teach her son
a sharp lesson. The young Earl reached his
majority only a few months ngo, and bas al
ready gambled away 8200,000, Montague Will
iams, a well known London police magistrate,
was among the gamblers arrested. He had a
"pull," and was released. He has been noted
for his seventy on the bench.
FJFTI IEABS MAKRIED.
A Very Happy Golden Wedding In AUe
Ebcny Last Evening,
John Fullerton. the senior member of the
firm of J. Fullcrton & Sons, celebrated his
golden wedding at his home, No 74 Washington
street, Allegheny, last night Invitations were
issued to 160 persons, and almost all responded.
Accompanying tho invitations was the simple
request, "No presents." Tills did not have the
desired effect, however, for the aged couple re
ceived a large number of handsome golden
presents. Mrs. Fullerton's son. Will, gave her
a purse filled with gold coin. There were also
a number of fruit stands, spoons and flowers,
Mrs. James Dravo, wife of the proprietor of
the Water street boat store, sent a fine boat
built of flowers. On tbe streamer from tbe
mast were the figures 1S39-1WJ9.
Mr. Fullerton is an old Pittsburger, and was
married to Miss Unity Gallaher M years ago,
by Rev. Mr. Babcock, at that time pastor of tbe
Smithneld Street M. E. Church (Brimstone
The only person present at the golden wed
ding last evening who attended the wedding 0
j cars ago was ex-Mayor George Wilson, of this
city. A very pleasant evening was spent The
music was by Gernort and Guenther.
From tncJJcw York 'World.!
The discovery of another Nihilistic plot in
Russia has undermined the constitution of the
Czarina. Bet the plots may eventually result
in securing a Constitution for Russia, and that
is what is especially desired.
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Notes Mode br a Philistine nt the May
Miss.Esima Juch has gTown stouter since
she sang hero as Marguerite in "Faust" with
the National Opera Company. But she never
looked handsomer than sbe did last night.
Withont tbe assistance of skilled feminine eyes
1 should say that sbe wore a dress of silk in
color like to tho gray of morning, paneled la
embroidery of a small and quiet design.
She looked very happy when the great, ramb
ling audience brought her back six times after
sho had snug a cavatlna from Gounod'B "Queen
of Sbeba," and the audience 'from Its many
corners rolled up a thunderous greeting to the
Afteb the first night's experience, I think,
It will be generally granted that all the or
chestral and choral work can bo heard to rea
sonable advantage, of course better in some
places than others, In every part of the great
ball. The solos cannot be heard properly in
the rear seats of the parquet, and In the most
remote part of the galleries the strongest
voices were not distinctly heard at all. The
curious conformation of the hall, a modified
eclipse, is the cause of this blemish in its
Hot weather, if it shall come, will not dis
commode tho people who go to hear the suc
ceeding concerts of the festival. Last night
the hall would have enthused a polar bear or
an Esquimau. The glory of tho clawhammer
coat was hidden in the dull shell of the light
overcoat, and some charming toilets among
the ladles were never revealed from beneath
the jealous embrace of WTap or shawl. It was
desperately cold. An insinuativo wind crept
along the floor of the parquette, and hulled
unbidden, through the doors of the. bunting
It was suggested by one boxholder that it
would have been a good idea to bave turned
the parquet into a skating nnk during the
waits. Another authority, a fair one by tho
way, said it would be a merciful act it the
weather keeps arctic for someone to set the
blanket fashion of the Red Man's full dress in
to-night A couple of blankets wrapped about
one would beat the low-cut vest and swallow
tail atrocity out of sight for comfort.
And the worst thing abont tho temperature
question is that one can't pitch into anybody
for the chilliness of tho auditorium. The man
agers of the concert did their best and the
clerk of tho weather did not. Let us pray for
a warm spell!
A mighty odd bit of realism got into Bach's
fugue in G minor which the orchestra took up
second on the programme. Toward the close
of tbe choral, the interpolated work, which to
my Philistine ears redeemed tne fugue from
being an utterly meaningless muddle of sounds,
a steamboat on tbe Allegheny without broke in
with a continuous foghorn solo. Anton Seidl
checked the orchestra tor a minute, and then,
as the fog whistle ceased, motioned them to
proceed. No sooner had the orchestra begun
again than tho emulous whistle started up
again. The audience broke into applause hys
terically I am wicked enough to believe that
many of the men were glad to see that f urions
old fugue upset. But the courageous musi
cians finished the fugue with capital strength.
Wouid it not be well for the management
of the May Festival to instruct the doorkeep
ers and policemen to prevent anyone from
striking matches or smoking in the entrances?
Last night this rule was flagrantly disregarded
me neaps ox snavings ana oiuer iiiuauiuiauio
debris near the doors of the Exposition build
ing makes this question of tremendous import
Generally and considering all things the
May Festival itself has begun anspiciously.
EACH ONE HAS A SHARE.
How the Solo Legatee Averted the Contest
Ihe of a Will. S
CHICAGO. May 21. The $3,000,000 or $4,000,000
of Charles J. Hull, the West Side millionaire,
will be distributed without a fight, and his
cousin, amanuensis and chief business man
ager. Miss Helen Culver, will be left undis
turbed in tho enjoyment of the bulk of his
fortune. This result was amicably attained In
Judge Collins' court this morning. Mr. Hull
died a very rich man and before his demise lie
rionriixi ttm inllc nf his nroDertvto Miss Cnlver.
and on bis death made her bis sole devisees
Tho estate was esnmatea at sauimwai in rounu
figures though the deceased was said to be
He bad neither wife, children nor parents
and the only heirs-at-law were the children of
his brother, Burdette F. Hull and Eunice
Naramore, who were left without mention in
the millionaire's testament They proposed to
contest the action o.E the council In cutting
them oft and leaving everything to Miss Cnlver,
but upon an intimation of that intention Miss
Culver expressed a desire to settle some of her
large fortune on. them.
This morning a decree was entered by which
Miss Cnlver gave to the nephews and nieces of
Mr. Hull $212,500 to be divided among 20
adults and minors in equal shares. Miss Culver
is absolved from all claims by the heir and thus
a contest of Mr. Hull's will is averted.
03SLI K0SFERMENTED WINE
Will be Used bv tho United Brethren for
Special Telceram to The Dispatch.
York, May 21. Bishop Dickson presided at
the opening of the eleventh day's session of the
United Brethren Conference. Two additional
trustees for the printing establishment were
elected D. L Wright and John A Shunk, of
Dayton. A resolution was adopted advising
the Bishops to give less time to dedicating
churches, but to give more time to collecting
missionary money and to visiting educational
institutions. The Board of Bishops was con
stituted a revision committee, to whom all
proposed changes in the church discipline
should be referred. Tho following were elected
as a sabbath school board: D. Berger. J. P.
Landis. S. L. Kumler and J. S. Mills, ot Ohio,
and C. B. Better, of Pennsylvania, and Colonel
Robert Cowden was elected secretary of this
The settlement of the boundary line between
the East German and the East Pennsylvania
conferences, which has been a source of trouble
for 20 years, was referred to the delegates from
these conferences for settlement. A motion
made by Rev. Shuey to consolidate tbe
Maryland and Pennsylvania conferences under
the name of the Pennsylvania Conference was
lost It was decided that unfermented wine
only should be used in the'sacrament
RED MEN IN SESSION.
The Pennsylvania Conncil Holds Its Annual
Meeting nt Allentovni.
AXLENIOWN, May 21. The annual session of
the Great Council of Pennsylvania, Improved
Order of Red Men, began to-day in this city.
The report of the Chief of Records shows num
ber of tribes in Pennsylvania is 238; member
ship, 24,264; tribal receipts, $224,194; paid sick
benefits, S90.000; paid for other purposes, $74,714
total worth of tribes, $395,374.
The Election Board declared the following
elected: Great Sachem, William G. Meyers,
Philadelphia; Great Senior Sagamore, John M.
McCuIIey, Lancaster; Great Junior Sagamore,
William C. Conley, Philadelphia; Great
Prophet Thomas D. Tanner, Easton; Great
Chief of Records, Thomas K. Donnelley, Phil
An Increase of Cnpltal Slock.
Boston, May 2L The bill authorizing tha
Bell Telephone Company to increase its cap
ital $10,000,000 was ordered to third reading by
the House this morning. All restricting
amendments were rejected.
A Trifling Twinge of Conscience.
Washington, May 2L The Secretary of
the Treasury to-day received a conscience con
tribntion from a resident of Washington in the
form o! 14 2-cent stamps.
A Modest Friend's Gift.
New Brunswick, N. J., May 2L President
Gates, of Rutger's College, to-day received
from an unnamed friend of the institution in
New York a donation of $25,000 for the endow
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Captain William O'Hngan.
Word reached the city, by mall yesterday, to
the effect that Captain William O'Hagan, a ;
captain who was well known among tbe Catholics
of Pittsburg and AlleRheny, had died April H, at
his rustic home at Petersham, near Sydney, Now
South Wales, Anitrnlls. lie was s visitor in this
city for several years prior to ISSS, and Ms circle
of acquaintances and Mends was very exterlve,
Ue died suddenly or heart trouble. Ills Eminence
tbe Cardinal ArchbUhop of the Bee officiated at
th s funeral sen Ices.
WEDNESDAY, ' MAT 22,
THE STATE CAPITAL
A Iiunibcr of Bills Signed by the Governor
Two Cannellsville Men Take a Long
Walk for Nothing Tho Now Laws arid
What They Mean Core of tho tbe Indi
gent Insane Banking Business.
SPECIAL TXLEGBAM TO JUS PtSrATCTM
Habkisburg, May2L ThePIttsbnrg, Beech
"Creek and Eastern Railway Company, which
proposes to construct a line .ISO miles long
through portions of Clinton, Center, Clearfield,
Jefferson, Indiana Clarion, Armstrong and
Butler counties, was chartered at the State De
partment to-day. Tbe line is to begin at Mill
Ball, Center county, and to terminate at But
ler. The capital is jr.600,000. The President is
Samuel Nevins, qf Philadelphia, who has sub
scribed 14,920 shares qf the entire number. The
other stockholders are Charles R. Myers, "Whit
ton Evans, Thomas F. Brady,-G. Heide Norris,
Clarence Kennedy, Charles H. Edmunds,
Luther E. Howitt of Philadelphia. .
A Long Walk for Nothing.
James W. Wingrovo made an application bo
fore the State Board of Property to-day for 430
acres of unimproved land 'in Fayette county
and 180 acres of improved land onwhlchapor
tlon ot Connellsville is located. Wingrove was
accompanied by Philip Stubbles, who alsomade
a claim for land in Fayette county. Both men
walked most of the way from Connellsville to
this city, and were greatly disappointed when
informed by the Board of Property' that prior
office rights had been issued to other parties
covering the earn eland. Theapplicants seemed
to bave been under the Impression that when
land had been granted by the Commonwealth
by warrant and afterward abandoned, the land
could be granted to other parties. Attorney
Ncwmyer, of Fayette county, opposed the
favorable consideration of the applications of
Wingrove and Stubbles. The meeting to de
cide the claims was first fixedjtor to-morrow,
but it was found expedient to postpono it until
the 28th. As Wingrove and Stubbles started
from home on foot last Thursday, they did not
learn of the change, and, by a singular coin
cidence, Newmyer, who has been In Washing
ton, was also unaware of it. All the parties
meeting here to-day, the meeting was held and
the questions at issue decided. Wingrove had
another claim for about 600 acres of land in
Fayette county which he intended to file, but
tbe bad luck he experienced induced him to
May Borrow Doable Their Stock.
Governor Beaver to-day signed Senator
Delamater'g bill permitting road, bridge, tele
graph, ferry, water, gas light and incline plane
companies to borrow money to the amount of
double their capital stock paid in. The old
law limits the amount to .one-half the capital
stock paid in. Tbe Gbvernor also approved
Senator Betts' bill (known as "the boom bill"),
authorizing the formation of corporations for
the purpose of driving and floating saw logs,
lumber and timber upon all streams not ex
ceeding 20 miles In length from their source,
and for tbe formation of corporations for the
storage, transmission and transportation of
water for the purpose of providing power to
and for manufacturing and other purposes.
Tbe bill was originally intended to enable per
sons owning about 200,000,000 feet of timber on
Kettle creek, Potter county, to float it to mar
ket but a Beaver Falls manufacturing firm had
it amended so as to authorize the transmission
of water for the accommodation of its works.
Tbo Caro of tho Indigent Insane.
The Governor also approved Dr. Walk's bill
providing that the expense of tho care and
treatment of the indigent insane in the State
hospitals for the insane be fixed at the uniform
rate of $1 75 per week for each person, includ
ing clothing, chargeable to the respective
counties or poor districts from which such in
sane shall come, and the excess shall be paid by
tbe State, if it does not exceed $2 a week. The
Board of Charities is authorized to transfer in
mates from State hospitals to poor houses,
alms houses and prisons. The cost of the in
digent insane to the State averages about
$409,000 a year.
Business of the Banks Last Year.
The annual report of Auditor General Mc
Camant on banks and savings institutions and
banks organized under the free banking laws
shows the following business condition at the
close of the last fiscal year of tbe 82 institu
tions which reported to tbe Auditor General's
department: Gold and silver on hand, $1,802,
6S3 54; current notes, $1,616,915 26; other obli
gations, $46,760 11; bills and notes discounted
not under protest $25,080,664 36; under protest
$289,t62 57: mortgages held and owned, $4,634,
463 61: judgments, $177,351 01; real estate. $1,
782,172 67; due from Solvent banks, $5,375,
834 78; nrivate and corporations stocks and
loans, $1,838,363 20. The expenses reached
$188,940 09, and the aggregate usuariea were
$48,227,297 65. Among, the .liabilities were the
following items: Capital stock paid in, $3,tS0,-.
893 08: deposits, 533,314,632 53; certificates of
deposit $2,346,956 91; surplus contingent on
sinking fund, $2,429,748 38; earnings, $1,000,
538 66. . .
ODD FELI0WS TOGETHER.
The Annual Meetingof the 'Grand Lodge of
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Yore, Fa., May 21. The Grand Lodge of
Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania opened this
morning by an address of welcome by Major
Neill. Grand Scribe Nicholson presented "his
report The Finance Committee reported re
ceipts of $23,474 72. The report of the Daughters
of Rebecca showed an increase of 1,600 mem
bers during the year; that -nearly $2,000 were
paid as relief to members with families and
orphans, and that 31 dispensations had been
granted to institute lodges.
The summary of the subordinate lodges
showed an Increase in membership of 3,680; that
nearly 14,000 brothers were relieved, for which
relief J31U, 782 77 was expended and this amount
with other forms ot relief was increased to
$470,373 98. Grand Treasurer Murkle's report
showed a balance of 23,660 99; and the Orphans
Asylum fund of $207 07. The total membership
Tho relief paid in Eennsylvenla for tbe past
21 years was $7,603,554 12, and with tbe encamp
ment figures the figures aggregate $8,710,967 96.
NOT THE RIGHT PLACE.
The Question of Trusts and Monopolies
Belongs la tbo Legislature.
Chicago, May 21. Judge Baker delivered an
opinion in the Gas Trust caso to-day, denying
the application to dissolve the corporation and
declaring that it has a legal existence. The
action was brought in quo warranto by the Attorney-General
of tha State, on the ground
that the Trust was an illegal monopoly, and
doing a business inimical to' public interest
Jndge Baker holds that the matter ot monop
oly is one for tbe Legislature and not for tbe
courts to decide, and as long as the trust holds
a valid charter anddoes business under it there
is no legal grounds for interference with it
Tbo charge gives the trust the right to buy a
controlling interest in other companies and op
erate the business, and it Is an authority which
cannot be questioned. There were some 75
speculators interested In Gas Trust securities
in the court room, and when they caught tbe
drift of the Judge's decision they made a con
certed dive for the door, in order to get out
and work tbe stock market before the news
CHARGED WITH DISCRIMINATING.
Railroads Accused of Violating the Long and
Short Haul Clause.
WASHTNGTON.May 2L The Ban Bernardino,
Cal., Board of Trade bas filed a complaint with
tbe Inter-State Commerce Commission against
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Company and others, alleging violation of the
long and short haul clauso of the inter-State
commerce law by charging lower rates to Los
Angeles, tho longer distance, than to San Ber
nardino and shorter distance from points on
the Missouri river, and from St Louis, Chi
cago, Cincinnati, Detroit and New York.
What Fools These Mortals Be.
St. Louis, May 21, A great sensation was
' created pn 'Change to-day, growing out of the
suspension of some dozen of tbe yonnger mem
bersofthe Board ot Trade for blowing toy
whistles on the floor during trading hours. The
Board decided to enforce tho rules and said tbe
suspension mnst stand. As a resnlt the friends
of tbe suspended members, comprising a large
majority of the Board, left the floor In a body
anarepaired to one of tho rooms on the ground
floor, -nbere the bulk of the option trading for
tho day was done. The seceders now threaten
to start a new exchange.
Don't Get on Yonr Ear.
from the Detroit Free Press.!
There are four cases In America of broken
ears, and all among men. Tbe ear once broken
can never regain its artistic shape. And those
persons who walk" off on their ears are running
a great and needless risk.
. Taxing Telegraph and Tclcphono Lines.
Habtkctsd, May21,-Tbe ConhectlcutHouse
to day nassed a blllimposing a tax of 60 cents
a mile on telegraph companies having more
than two lines of wire; also imposing a tax of
75 cents on each telephone transmitter and a
farther tax of 25 cents on each mile of wire.
HOW IT WORKS IN KANSAS,
The General Attorney of tho MlssoBrlPn
clfleR. R. Co. Writes an Interesting Let
ter on Prohibition Points far Both
Sides Bis Experience Changes Hlm'toa
High License Tiew.
To the Editor orThe Dispatch:
I am in receipt of many letters from Pennsyl
vania inclosing a clipping from The Dis
patch giving what purports to be an interview
with me relative to tbe effects of prohibition in
this State. I remember of having an interview
with a gentleman from Philadelphia on this
subject, but did not at the time suppose that it
was for publication, and regret that the entire
interview was not published by The Dis
patch. It Is true that I was one of tbe original advo
cates of the Constitutional amendment and
since its adoption have closely observed its ef
fects, but if my opinion Is to have any weight I
wish to state itpreclselyand fully, rather than
to have the interview accepted as fully stat
Constitutional prohibition has closed up the
open saloon fn Kansas. The open saloon Is a
thing of the past This has largely resulted In
throwing around the young man a protection
from dally temptation. It has a tendency to
make the use otjntoxlcants, as a beverage, dis
graceful, and it may truly be said that there is
not so much of it used In tbe State, as there
was nuder the old "dram shop license law," but
so far as prohibiting tho sale in the State is
concerned, I regret to say that In my opinion
the law is a failure.
In the smaller towns, in the rural districts.
the law is enforced as well as any other law
upon our statute books. In the larger cities,
however, it is not It is safe to say that in all
the cities in the State, with one or two excep
tions, having a population of 6,000 or over, the
sale of intoxicants is either "winked" at or se
cretly encouraged by those whose duty it is to
enforce the law. While the sale under snch
circumstances Is surrounded with a great "many
hazards, yet the business is carried on without
the municipalities receiving any revenue from
it at the same time being subjected to many of
the evils resulting therefrom.
It is true that a large number of men who
were engaged in tbe wholesale liquor business,
in this and other cities, moved to Kansas City,
Mo., from which point they ship liquorxo their
former customers in this State, such sales not
being subject to tbe operation of tbe Kansas
law, on the ground that it is inter-State com
merce, and cannot be regulated, or prohibited
by State legislation. Of course when tbe "cus
tomer" to whom it is shipped sells it he vio
lates the law of Kansas, but be seems willing to
take the chances (?), as large quantities are
thus shipped into the State. As a result of this
Kansas City, Mo., Is made a kind of distribut
ing point and bas been largely benefited by the
prohibitory law of this State.
From strictly a moral point of view, I have
no doubt but that prohibition has accomplished
much good, and if the law was rigidly en
forced much greater good would result, but It
is not enforced as it should, or as it could be,
and we bave many of the evils of intemperance
without receiving the revenue from tbe busi
ness, which we would receive. If permitted to
be prosecuted under a well devised and strictly
enforced license system.
It is not correct to say that the value of real
estate in this and other cities has depreciated
as a result of prohibition.
Kansas, as a State, and its cities have never
enjoyed such an era of prosperity as during the
last five years. Tbe city of Atchison bas in
creased in population, and many improvements
have been made of a lasting and valuable
character. Many miles of its streets have been
paved, and her people are prosperous, happy
and contented, and the same may be said of
other cities in the State, but this state of affairs
is not attributed to prohibition, for prohibition
does not prohibit in these cities. The increase
In population in the State is owing to the won
derful resources of the State. There is no other
State in the Union that affords such grand op
portunities for reaping rich rewards from hon
est industry, and large retnrns from the invest
ment of capital. This has necessarily attracted
hither a large immigration and the State Is
rapidly filling up. There is seldom a failure
in business In our cities, and as a general rule,
those who locate in them and give proper at
tention to their business succeed beyond their
most sanguine expectations.
Tbe man who falls in business here, if en
gaged in a legitimate business, does not deserve
and will not achieve success elsewhere.
That tbereare many places in this and other
cities where intoxicants are sold is true, but
that is the fault of those charged with the en
forcement of the law, and not with the law
Since the adoption of tbe amendment In
some form or other, it has been made a polit
ical issue in every State and municipal election.
It has developed an army of political dema
gogues and shysters throughoutthe State, who,
upon the stump and in legislative halls, picture
in glowing terms the beauties of prohibition,
and before the sound of their voices has died
away may be found at some convenlen,
"joint," "drugstore" or social club room
making themselves solid with those they have
so recently denounced.
I advocated the adoption ot the amendment,
believing that the laws passed in pursuance
thereof would be enforced- I am now In favor
of their enforcement butat the same time I
am In favor of the repeal of tbe amendment
My convictions upon the subject of temper
ance have not changed. I expect to do all m
my power in the future, as I have done in the
past ten years, to promote the cause'of temper
ance and sobriety, yet I am satisfied that pro
hibition, unless we can have national prohibi
tion, is a hollow mockery.
If we are to have any of the many evils re
sulting from tbe sale of Intoxicants. I think
that those who produce such evils should be
brought out from the cellars and alleys and
hidden places and compelled to bear some of
the burdens of municipal government Hence
I beliove that a proper license Taw is better for
the State and will accomplish more good In the
cause of temperance than a prohibitory law
not euforced, until such time as we can have
Kansas is in a peculiar condition. It has a
Republican majority of 80.000, and I think that
20,000 of that number have an ambition to suc
ceed Ingalls and Plumb in the United States
Benate, and in order to accomplish this they
talk prohibition on the stump until they are
hoarse, and clear their throats with beer and
whisky sold in violation oC law.
When the motto of our State, "Ad Astra Per
Aspera," was selected by Senator Ingalls, he
certainly had a prophetic vision. We bave had
droughts, grasshoppers and cyclones, but tbe
greatest difficulty we have had to contend with
in order to reach the stars has been the polit
ical Prohibitionist and 'anti-railroad dema
gogue. Sincerely yours,
B. P. WACJGENErt.
Atchison, Kan., May 19, 1888.
In order to help estimate the reliability of
Mr. Waggener's views and deductions it is in
place to mention that he is general attorney
for tbe Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
A TRIP FOR HARRISON.
Treasurer HnstonSaya He Will Visit Frank,
llu County This Summer.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
CnAJlBEBSBUKQ. May 21 United States
Treasurer J. N. Huston Vas in this county over
Sunday on a visit to the farm where he was
born and which be still owns. He announced
that President Harrison would make a trip to
Franklin county du ring the coming summer to
see his mother's birthplace. Geueral Harri
son's mother was Elizabeth Irwin, daughter of
Archibald Irwin, and sbe was bora abont ten
miles from here. In Montgomery township.
The old stone hquso in which she was born is
still standing, and tbe President has several
times expressed a desire to visit bis mother's
birthplace. His mother made a visit here
with hereon Benjamin when the future Presi
dent was only 4 years old and a number of his
relatives still reside here.
We Slav Lnngli Yet.
From the N orrlstown Herald.
A Chinese Dramatic Company of Ban Fran
cisco is playing at a Chicago theater. Tbe
play produced is said to be 3.000 years old. Its
jokes and puns are therefore fresher than
many we encounter in some of the modern
plays now on the road.
His Dentil Notice Published.
PhcenixvilIiE, PA., May 21.-Lafayette
Pennard. otthls place, is recovering from a
trance in which he lay for two days, during
which time he was supposed to be dead and
notice ot bis death was published in the local
Revenge Is a naked sword;
It has neither hilt nor guard.
Wouldet thou wield this brand of the Lord?
Is thy grasp, then, firm and hard?
But the closer thy clutch or the blade,
The deadlier blow thou wouldst deal.
Deeper wound la thy band Is made
It Is thy blood reddens the steel.
And when thou has dealt tho blow
When tbe blade from thy hand hs flown-
Instead of the heart of the toe,
Thou mayst and it sheathed in thine own I
London Saturday Bevitw,
Heroic Cnre for b Snakebite.
- IXXW TOSX BUREAU BFldlALS.
New York, May 2L John McConnell, the
snake-charmer, who was bitten by a rattle
snake in a dime museum last evening, is con
valescent As soon as he shook the snake loose
from his hand, In which Ithad sunk its fangs,
be ran to a saloon and drank a pint of whisky
in four swallows. He took a pint of gin before
going to bed and eight pints more before this
noon. His physician repeatedly injected
whisky in the wounds left by tbe snake's fangs,
This afternoon McConnell slept well, and tbe
swelling in bis band almost disappeared. His
recovery is thought to be certain.
Terrible Deed of a Drunken Father.
John Henry Kiernan went home drunk last
night and tried to cut his wife's throat with a
razor. Young Henrv Kiernan, the eldest of
his 16 children, knocked tbe old man down and
took the razor away from him- An hour later
old Kiernan got more whisky and ajackknife
frem a neighboring saloon keeper. "Upon his
return he dragged bis son out of bed and, after
a sharp scrimmage, fatally stabbed aim.
The Deacon Wasn't Very Short. '
Congressman 8. V. White appeared' before
tbe Kings county grand jury, in Brooklyn, this
morning, to prosecute Edward Flfnn, editor of
tbe Evening Telegram, for malicious libeh. The
libel consisted in the statement of the Tele
gram, last Saturday evening, that Mr. White
was caught short on Oregon Transconti
nental stock, and dropped a large sum of
money. Mr. White had In his coat pocket to
day SgOOOshares of Oregon Transcontinental
stock, representing S-300,000. and said he had
51,000.000 of them additional in his office in Wall
street New York. "That stock," said Mr.
White, "was bought on behalf of my firm, and
held by us. Therefore you can see plainly that
we are not 'short' of it I feet that it is a duty
we owe to other firms in the street to take ac
tion in this matter against the authors of this
malicious statement" The grand jury presented
tbe indictment ten minutes after Mr. White
finished asking for it
Wedding of Beecber's Granddaughter.
Miss Kate Eunice Beechcr. granddaughter
of Henry Ward Beecher and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Barton Beecher. was married
to William Armltage Harper, son of the senior
member of Harper Brothers, In' the Church of
tbe Heavenly Rest to-day. All the six brlde
malds were dressed alike, in Grecian gowns of
sage green, gros de Paris, with poke bonnets of
shirred silk to match, pale green hose and
shoes, and bouquets of mignonette. The
bodices and large puff sleeves weroof point
lace, and the front of the waist ot each was
adorned with a lace pin of green enamel and
diamonds in the shape of a three-leaf clover,
presented by tbe bride as a sonvenir of the oc
casion. Among the guests at the reception
were Miss Dorothy White, great-granddaughter
of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, a large num
ber of the Harper family, General W. T. Sher
man, ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs.
Henry Ward Beecher, W. D. Howells, E. A.
Abbey, W. H. Gibson and Frank Millet Young
Mr. and Mrs. Harper will live in New York.
WHITLAW REID ATPAR1S.
He Presents His Credentials to President
Caroot In a Neat Speech.
Pae is, Slay 21. President Carnot to-day eave
an audience to Mr. Whitelaw Reid, the Ameri
can Minister, who presented his credentials.
In his remarks Mr. Reld assured President
Carnot that he would endeavor to maintain and
stimulate the esteem which President Har
rison and the whole American people held for
"It is my good fortune," said Mr. Reid, "to
represont America here when France Is cele
brating a centenary as important as the cen
tenary lately celebrated In America. We do
not forget that you helped In the success of our
revolution. This increases our interest in the
magnificent display of the arts of peace-with
instructions Inform mo that there does not ex
ist tbe shadow of difference between France
and tbe United States capable of obscuringthe
centenary-old friendship of the two republics,
which, I hope, will always endure."
President Carnot in reply to Mr. Reid's re
marks, said that he received wltb pleasure the
letters accrediting Mr. Reid to France. There
existea netween ranee ana the united states
bonds and traditions which imparted to their
relations ah especially agreeable character.
One coincidedce of the Cetenaries of Washing
ton's inauguration, and that of the meeting of
the States-General of France in 1788 was
another link binding the nations together. Mr.
Reid, President Carnot declared, would find
that the French Government and all French
men would extend o him a cordial greeting,
and would do all in- their power to make his
mission easy and agreeable.
"We applaud the astonishing progress made
during a single century bv tbe great American
Republic as yon applaud tbe work of peace to
which we have invited the world. Animated
by the same sentiments, attached to the same
institutions, pursuing tbe common idea of
democratic progress and social justice, we can
not cease to understand one another on the
grounds of international relations. Your task,
therefore, will be easy. Monsieur Le Minlstre,
welcome among us."
K0T A PLEASANT 0DTL00K.
A Government Position Which Isolates
Three Men From tbe World.
WASHmaTotr, May 2L Captain Philip 8.
Borden, of New Bedford, who has been ap
pointed Superintendent of tbe proposed nf nge
station at Point Barrow. Alaska, was at the
Treasury Department to-day and received his
final instructions. He left here for San Fran
cisco this evening, and will take passage in the
revenue steamer Bear, which will sail for
Point Barrow about the 3d of Jnne. He will
select two assistants in San Francisco.
The new station is open to navigation for
two months only during tbe year, and the three
men who keep it will be isolated entirely from
the rest of tbe world during the remaining; 10
months of the year.
A Grent Transfer of Money.
WASirrsGTOir, May 2L Tne Treasury ac
countants to-day completed an estimate of tbe
cash valuo of tbe currency, coin and securities
turned over to Treasurer Huston by ex
Treasurer Hyatt and find the total amount to
Deodorizing Dlvorco Salts.
From the Baltimore American.
Chicago wants "a machine for deodorizing
divorce suits." Chloroforming the witnesses
Mb. Feeelad, of Newport owns a hairless
calf, which attracts many visitors. In 'fly time
he will bave to enrobe it in fly-net
A totjnq bridal couple at a Bbamokin hotel
were too happy to eat any breakfast but Ice
cream, which they topped off with cider.
Owen Groom, of Warwick, Montgomery
county, has for years shaved himself without a
looking glass just by tbe sense of touch.
Elijah Pbice walked into a stall in his barn,
near Huntingdon, recently, and met two large
snakes. He jelled for bis wife, who sped to the
barn and killed them.
William Pabthmobe, station operator at
Conshohocken, in slashing at a mouse with a
large club, fell over a chair and bruised his arm
so badly that it is useless.
Edwabd HATJCK,of Erie, in ridinga bicycle,,
took a header. His foot cangbt'in tbe ma
chine and tho leg broke square off at the Knee,
the break making a load report
"Jacko," an educated monkey belonging to
Lewis A. Berger, of Langborne, recently found
a box of pills, which it munched as confec
tionery. Tbe result was speedily fatal.
GilBeattt, whllo burning brush on his
father's farm, in Newton township, Cumber
laud county, three days ago, fonnd an officer's
sword in good preservation. Tbe Confederates
camped on this farm in Jnne, 18C3.
The other day a youtn was crossing the race
bridge at Jamestown when a speck of dust blew
into his eyes., blinding him so that be walked off
tbe side of the bridge. Tbe water was ten feet
deep; but luckily be could swim, and got
A besldent of Fayette county started for
home a conple of days since with a Jug of
spirits, a ham and a bedcord. Having sampled
the jug he found the bam heavy, and after
dropping it several times, concluded to tie tbe
cord to it By the time he got home tbe cord
had slipped so far through.hls hands that the
ham was far behind him. Standing in tho door
way he pullcfhand over hand on tbo cord, and
to bis wife, who wanted toknowwbatitmeant,
be answered: "Just youkeep your eye on the,
doorVMary, and if you don't see one of the
finest hams of meat walk In in about Ave min
utes then my name's Dennis."
CDKI0US CONDENSATIONS, t
Dr. Aenew saya a healthy woman can!
kill herself in about a year by horseback rid-lf
tag. , , J"
Tbe schools in the town of Starks, Me.,
bave been closed owing to the prevalence ot
Los Angeles, Cal.,last year shipped
8.095 tons of fruit and Imported from the East
7,021 tons of beer.
Twenty-three per cent of the white girls
of Alabama who are 15 years old andfunderZl
can't write their names.
The editor of a Tort Ogden (Fla.)
paper asserts that a bamboo sprout near hi
well grew five Inches in one night
Last week the Isle of Man was visited
by a wonderful thunderstorm. The lightning
was of a beautiful rose color and most Inces
sant There are more than 80 national ceme
teries in America, containing in all 315,666
graves. Of these'133.148 are tho graves of un
Lonisa Lehman, aged 70 years,vhas
brought suit In Galena, ni., to recover $10,000
damages for breach of promise against Samuel
Cunningham, also aged 70. -"
A, young lady named Break, who died
recently at her borne hear Freehold, V. 3.', left
a goodly portion of her property to tbe gentle
man to whom she was engaged to be married.
Timothy Sullivan, of Chicago, on Tues
day took the last drink out of a barrel of
whisky and died. A microscopic examination
revealed bits of charcoal and various other
Tbe latest treatment recommended for
diphtheria comes from Konlgsberg. East Prus
sia, where Dr. Arthur Hening has had very
successful results from the use of lime water
and Ice bags.
America publishes more papers than all
the rest of the world combined. Last year its
17,107 periodicals printed the enormous number
of 2.9o8,556,500 enough to supply every soul on
earth with two newspapers.
For 48 years there was not a law case in
tho town of Meddybemps, Me.; neither was
there a lawyer. But two weeks ago a lawyer
hung ont bia sign in this primitive paradise,
and now two citizens are going to law over a
One of the applicants for a publio
office last week told President Harrison that
he was engaged to be married, and If he didn't
get the appointmentha would have to break
the engagement The President promised to
consider tbe application at an early date.
Several days ago a lady in Perry, Ga.,
saw a jaybird eating a chicken on top of a
fence post Only a short while before tbe
chicken bad been seen in the yard alive. Of
course it was a small chicken only several
days old yet almost as large as its captor.
A fisherman at Wlnthrop, Me., tells
tnat he caught a pickerel through the ics on
Lake Maranocook last January and found in
its stomach a roll of undigested bank bills
amounting to $300. He thinks that the money
wasjost by a sporting man whose boat was up
set on the lake more than a year ago.
Captain Morris, of the British schooner
Galena, which arrived at Charleston, 8. C,
from New York last week, reports that when
off Frying Fan shoals a earner pigeon flew on
board. On one leg was a rubber band with
"88" stamped on it. No vessel was in sight at
the time. The pigeon was brought to Charles
ton. Ladies wbo have a weakness for a bus
band with a pedigree are presented with an un
rivaled opportunity. A gentleman from Austria
("of flue appearance") advertises in an English
paper his burning anxiety to espouse a wife.
"Advertiser boasts of tbe most ancient Greek
name which has been illustrious since the year
At Reading the other day a young man
who had hired a livery team returned to the
stables, when it was seen that the horses had
been overdriven. Without anv ceremony tho
Jroung man was lifted up bodily and thrown
nto the horse trough. It is said to be an old
custom in Eastern Pennsylvania to duck men
wbo abuse horses or fall to pay their bills.
The Smithsonian Institution, Washing
ton, D. C, has special quarter for live ani
mals, which for a long time has been infested
with rats. Captain Weedln, who has charge of
the animals, has made a valuable discovery, by
means of which be is rapidly getting rid of tbt
pests. He noticed that the rats nersistentli
raided the stock of sunflower seed, which wen
used for food for certain of tbe birds, and act
ing on the hint be baited his rat traps with th
seed. Tho bait acted like, a charm.and next
morning everytrr heldfrom 10 W la&ts.
A. remarSabfif-tristaneo or the" gf'l
of a great Industry is afforded by the statistic,
which have just been published, of Krnpp's
establishment at Essen. In 1833 it had nine
workmen; in 1848, 74. In July 1888, It employed
20,960 men, of whom 13,628 were atEsenJ and.
Including the families of tbe workmen, it sup
ported a population of 73,769 souls, of whom
24,133 lived in the houses it provides. There
are at Essen 1,195 furnaces of various construc
tions, 2S6 boilers. 92 steam hammers of from 109
to 50,000 kllogs.. 370 steam engines with a total
of 27,000 horse-power, 1,724 different machines,
and 361 cranes. Of coal and coke 2,735 tons are
used dallv, and 11 high furnaces of the latest
construction produce nearly 600 tons of iron
A. new scheme to induce warm-hearted
persons to open their pocketbooks bas been ex
posed in Atlanta. The scheme was worked by
a man and his wife. The latter went 'from
house to house asking for money with which to
bury her nusband. She received several con
tributions, hut one lady doubting her story,
said: 'Til go to your home with you." She
did so, and to her great surprise found the hus
band laid out on a table with a white sheet
thrown over him. She was much moved by tho
sight and pulling out her purse gave tbe
"widow" several dollars In small change. After
leaving the house the lady discovered that she
had forgotten her handkerchief and returned
to get It Upon re-entering the room she was
shocked to see tbe "dead man" sitting up
counting tbe money.
REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER.
A debtor's letter O.
When a man-is "taken in" he is usually
The skeleton of the "Dime Museum" is
like Napoleon at Waterloo, He Is the bony part
of tbe show.
Pugilists may not be philanthropists, yet
they are all of the opinion that it Is better to give
than to receive.
AT THIS SEASON.
The sun bis banners 'gins to flout,
The dallies wake.
And from the stream the wriggling trout
It may be of some consequence
To some one lr we say.
The man has certainly horse sense
Who knows when to say neigh.
Why is it anger fills our hearts?
Why are we like to bust"
With rage? Because the watering carts
Don't lay the dost
Hadn't Got to the Meat Wife What"-
are you reading, dear?
Husband-A Utter from my sitter.
VI .-Is there anything important in It?
H.-I don't know yet dear. I haven't reached
SHE'S all bioht.
With warmer days and balmy airs,
Come forth the ball and bat;
Tbe seasons change, but little cares
The maid for that I
Sbe does not frown, she does not pout
She's always bound to win;
If oysters with tbe May go oat
Ice cream comes In.
An Ambiguous Compliment Wife-?
Mrs. Dawson says that I am a perfect frltht, erw
In the handsomest dress.
Husband Does she?
W.-Shedoes. Mow do I look like a frignt to
H.-Look Me a fri jht to me? No. I umi not.
I tell you, May. it takes a good deal to friintes
The feathered throng begin to sing,
The froz has ceased to hibernate;
At night fond couples sweetly swing
Upon the cottage gardenate.
Ha more we hear the plumcer growl,
Tbe coalman dries his tear-dlmmedeyej
All things are lovely, and the fowl
Undoubtedly Is hanging high.
Tha'Raamn TT VIM "Biff" fof His AoiSi.Ai
MaH-M, ,a .n.ii.nt fhr & iltnatlonl VThxifltP
yonr name? aSF-
jippiicsat xmitfuucs. .'
ju,-nmr oiu are juu;
M.-lflfteen! You are very big for your tgtA
A. Oh! yoasee. my rather isapiumber.k
. What haithattoaowiiniw
a. -m plumper's bui. h-s'UWs
for its age.
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