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PITTSBURG. TUESDAY. MAY 2S. 1S89L
A PfiEMATUEE BOOM.
The banquet to Mr. Cleveland last even
ing can hardly be mistaken in its purpose.
While formal avowals either of policy or of
personal politics majr have been carefully
avoided, the pointed honors paid to the ex
President and the radiant generalities by
which the abstract Democratic doctrines
were upheld in the President's speech,
mean that Mr. Cleveland is in training for
the race of 1892, and will be steadily
groomed for that event fro m now on.
It is with regret that we notice this de
termination, because we lite Mr. Cleve
land. He is a creditable leader for the
Democracy. If elected he makes a clean
administration, and though a little persist
ent -in avowing civil service reform
principles which he permits his
subordinates to nullify he makes
about as good a Democratic can
didate as his party is likely to select.
Xiactly because we should be pleased to see
him the Democratic candidate again, and
concede him a creditable man to beat on a
free trade platform, we are sorry to see him
trotted out so prematurely. 2Jo candidate
of any party and especially no Democratic
candidate can stand being kept in training
for three vears before the nomination. Til
den and Blaine each proved the truth of
that rule, and Mr. Cleveland is not likely
to make the exception.
If Mr. Cleveland's friends wished to make
him a real factor for 1892, they should have
kept him out of that fierce light which beats
upon a Presidental candidate for the next
two years and a half.
A QUESTION OF DEHHITIOff.
The Governor's veto of the appropriation
for Mercy Hospital is somewhat of a sur
prise. The reason for the veto, that the in
stitution is a sectarian one, of course turns
on the definition of a sectarian institution,
in the constitutional sense. If it means an
institution controlled by members of one
sect, orVsnpther, it would shut out nearly
every institution unless care was taken to
divide its directors or trustees impartially
among all the sects. It would be some
. what difficult to find a hospital
or charity that is not under either Catholic,
Protestant or Hebrew control. "We think
that the just and salutary definition of sec
tarian institutions excluded from public
appropriations by the Constitution, are those
which are controlled for sectarian purposes
such as distributing their advantages to
the members of the sect, or nsing it lor the
advancement of sectarian doctrines. It the
Mercy Hospital came under this definition
it would be just to exclude it from the ap
propriations; but our understanding of the
case is, that it does not
WILL CANADA CONSENT 1
Mr. Erastus "Wiman, of Xew Tork, yes
terday laid before the Chamber of Com
merce his scheme of commercial union with
Canada. Mr. "Wiman supports his cause
with the ability of an enthusiast, and no
doubt presented it in its best light. Pitts
burg's natural predisposition is to look
some askance at projects smacking of reci
procity, but Mr. "Wiman's presentation of
the case will possibly produce a change of
Commercial union is next door to politi
cal union, having nearly all its advantages
with but few of its responsibilities, and nat
urally smoothing the way to the ultimate
consolidation of the two nations.. As to
Pittsburg's interest in the matter, it is ap
parent almost on its face that there are few
products of the United States that Canada
would buy more freely than Pittsburg's
iron, steel, coal and coke, if it could pay
for them with its lumber, iron ore and
other products. Our city would probably
be able to extend its trade with Canada
very largely under this plan.
lint for union of this sort, the consent of
the other party is absolutely essential; and
if we are not mistaken the predominant
party in Canada just at present,rejects
Mr. "Wiman's wooing on behalf of the
United States with a decided and rather
A CHANCE FOB WHOLESALERS.
The Philadelphia case of the wholesale
liquor dealers who have carried theirlicense
trouble to the Supreme Court is entirely
distinct in procedure from the Pittsburg
case. One is an application for mandamus
to compel the lower court to issue licenses;
the other for a certiorari to order a rehearing
on the applications. It would seem, how
ever, that the Supreme Court would be
more ready to grant the latter than the
former, and the fact that it has issued an
alternative mandamus on the Philadelphia
court carries an implication that it does not
concede the same unrestrained discretion to
the lower court, in the matter of wholesale
licenses, that it has upheld in regard to re-
Sil licenses. At all events it seems certain
at the law in the case will be definitely
settled before long.
TWO TJNPLEASAKT BIGJJS.
Two stories are cropping out from the
If ew Xork and Illinois Legislatures which
are calculated to -strengthen the decidedly
unfavorable opinion already existing of the
State lawgivers. From Albanyi is asserted
that several members who sold themselves
for stated sums are now very much put cut
because, though they delivered the goods,
the consideration is not para to them. This
exhibits a total want of conscience on the
part of vote buyers. The Idea that a man
who distributes bribes could be so hardened
nnd reckless as to cheat a poor, innocent
statesman out of the pi Ice of his vote is ,a
novel and painful relation to these New
- . i-.,,
York legislators of the depravity of human
From Illinois it is said that the State
Senate proved the one that was easiest to fix
for the defeat of the anti-trust bill, which
wouldfhave made it very unpleasant for
trade combinations in that important State.
Fifty thousand dollars is the sum named
that was required to secure the shelving of
the bill which provokes an interesting
speculation as to the cost of that majority
report in favor of trusts by the New York
The latter report certainly designates the
Illinois anti-trust bill as a cood one to pass
for the suppression of combinations; and
both together indicate the probable necessity
of getting a new breed of State legislators
before such laws can be secured.
A JOB FOB CONGRESS.
It is announced from Washington, on the
authority of the usual allegedly reliable
Congressman, that the President will make
a clean sweep of'the offices about the ides of
July, and that he will convene Congress in
October in order to get the tariff question
settled. On the first point of, policy The
Dispatch's opinion is well known. Of the
second, it can say that any step to get the
tariff question out of the way should be ap
proved. Each party has now had its whack at the
tariff, with the net result that, after two
years, we are just where we started. The
Democrats took hold of it with a grand
flourish of trumpets, ami seven months of
labor on their part did not even produce a
mouse. The Bepublican Seuate undertook
the task more modestly and accomplished
no more imposing results. Two years of
talk have been indulged in and the surplus
piles up, only checked by the expansion of
If the President succeeds in getting Con
gress to dispose of this question next winter
it will be a plume in the cap of the adminis
tration. A FLBM FOKEIGK POLICY.
Whatever the extent of the opposition to
Secretary Blaine as a figure on home poli
tics, no one can deny him the credit of
prompt vigor in handling foreign affairs.
Under his instructions the Commissioners
to Berlin, to adjust the Samoa difficulty,
have so far had matters very much their
own way Germany showing a disposition
to concede everything. How we are told
that the next item on the programme is to
warn off Canadian sealing vessels and
British armed boats from the Behring Sea,
to which the United States claims title by
purchase from Russia.
As the London -Spectator frankly stated
the other day, England will not quarrel
with the United States if it can avoid doing
so, nor will any other European power. Of
course, wejiear incidental appeals to Uncle
Sam to take this into account, and not be
overbearing. In fact the Spectator admon
ishes the United States that while probably
every European power will separately
submit on trivial points of dispute,
rather than go to war with our
Government, it may happen that when
each European power has had its individual
snubbing from Washington all may unite
in an aggressive campaign against the
United States. Tflts, however, is a far
fetched dream. The United States is not
walking around the international track with
a chip on its shonlder, or inviting the world
to step on its coat-tail. It is simply insist
ing on plain rights in a manner to which the
big European powers have not been used in
dealing with outsiders.
Secretary Blaine's disposition to see the
country respected abroad will be heartily
indorsed. To be sure it cannot be actively
backed up by a navy just yet; but from late
expressions it can be taken for cranted that
Europe really wants peace, so that if a good
case of right is stiffly presented, it won't
take might to enforce it. No trouble need
be apprehended from the Behring Sea ques
tion, any more than from the Samoan or the
Sackville West issues. There may be some
blustering but hardly more than that.
UNBAVELIKG THE CHICAGO MYSTERY.
Two arrests in the Crdnin case bring it
somewhat out of the region of utter mystery.
The reported identification of the man Mc
Geehan as the party who established an
espionage upon Cronin is an important step
not to speak of the intimated evidence that
he was a deputed instrument from Cronin's
enemies to effect a "removal." Whenever,
heretofore, alleged secret tribnnals con
nected with the ultra-revolutionary factions
in the Irish movement have been spoken of
the public have taken their reported judg
ment with many grains of allowance.
O'Donovan Bossa and some of his associates
were for a long while so liberal in their
thunders and so profuse of "sentences,"
which were never carried out, that the pub
lic paid little attention to such vaporings.
If, however, the assassination of Cronin is
traced to the source now charged in Chicago,
it will produce a sensation deeper than any
thing that has happened since the Anarch
There is little doubt that all the facts will
be ascertained, and that the perpetrators of
the atrocity will be so dealt with as to
make the recurrence of such a case most un
likely hereafter. By none is the tragedy
regarded with more horror than by the
friends of Irish home rule, whose champions
in England had just succeeded in refuting
clearly and completely the attempts of the
London Times to associate them with mur
derous outrages such as this.
ITS BACKBONE GONE.
It is noted that the copper mining com
panies of this country, although recently
beaten by the collapse of the French copper
syndicate, have formed another combination
fixing a stated price below which they agree
not to sell. They retain their wonted oppo
sition to the laws of trade, and as the St,
Louis JPosUDiipatch says, "are entitled to
no sympathy, therefore, if they bring about
another collapse." They were entitled to no
sympathy in the first place, as whatever loss
they suffered from the French fiasco was the
legitimate result of the conspiracy into
wnich they were led by their greed.
But it is worth while noticing that though
experience does not make them abandon the
combination policy, it has taught them
something. Thev have learned to fix the
arbitrary price for their copper at a very
modest figure, and the demonstration just
given them that those who stick to the
agreement most faithfully will be the heav
iest losers, will make them very prompt to
utilize every chance to make sales by lower
ing prices. Though the copper companies
may not have discernment enough to per
ceive the fact, their recent experience makes
all agreements to suppress competition a
little less valuable than the blaijk paper.
In an editorial the other day, on New
York's appeals to the rest of the country to
furnish it with a choice supply of monu
ments, the "Philip Welch monument fund"
was included in the list. Our attention has
been called to the fact that this is an error
which we cheerfully correct. There & no
proposition to raise a monument to Mr.
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Welch; but the very praiseworthy attempt
is being made to-ralse a fund for the educa
tion of his children. As Mr. Welch he
longed to the journalism1 of the whole coun
try, the press of the nation is appropriately
invited to join in. the contributions.
Wiggins predicts that Philadelphia will
experience a severe earthquake in 1904. Of
course he may be right; but we are not in
clined to accept his authority for believing
that the forces of nature can ever be so wan
ton as to disturb the Quaker .City's equa
nimity. Common CoTOcn, yesterday concluded
that it would be generous and permit its li
censed members to resign and enjoy the
profits of the liquor trade. Perhaps it
might have been a higher stand to declare
that when a member is elected to Councils
he must not desert his public duties for pri
vate gain; but we do not think the present
body could command a steady majority for
that impracticably lofty standard of public
One hundred and fifty-six appli
cants for a single consulate in South Americal
And after the appointment is made one
hundred and fifty-five of them will be con
vinced that this administration is not living
up to the pledges of the Republlcan'party.
The announcement of Carnegie, Phipps
& Co. that they will postpone the date fixed
for signing the Homestead scale until June
10, in order that the Amalgamated Conven
tion may consider it is an indication that
the firm does not intend to adopt a rough
shod course. It is to be hoped that both
sides to that dispute will be able to take a
course that will lead to a satisfactory set
tlement That Carter jury escaped the Scylla of a
compromise verdict by finding the defend
ant "not guilty." Whether that is falling
into Charybdis or not, people who have
read the evidence can decide for themselves.
The disclosure of a story among the trust
managers that 50,000 was raised to secure
the shelving of the anti-trust bill in the
Illinois Senate, causes indignation and an
investigation on the part of the Senators.
But the bill remains shelved with such per
sistency as to create a suspicion that the
Senators have not got the entire $50,000 yet.
Inspired by Pittsburg's example, Alle
gheny is adding largely to its park space
on paper. Now if both cities will go to
work and carry out their projects in material
form, a great advance will be made.
Hon. John B. Thomas having failed in
his scheme of furnishing plans for the new
naval vessels; and also of getting Cabinet
position; ditto concerning a foreign mission,
is now in Washington waiting for something
to turn up that he can get. The effect which
time can produce in the shrinkage of polit
ical ambitions is something wonderful.
W. D. Howells' declaration that he
goes back to Boston because New York is too
bustling and noisy for literary work is cal
culated to give an impression of Boston as a
peaceful and moral village."5-
Col. -Elliott F. Shepaed's declara
tion that the West Shore road failed because
it ran Sunday excursion trains is unique. It
would not Ho for a son-in-law of the Yan
derbilt family to suggest that a railroad
went into bankruptcy because it was bur
dened with 221,000 per mile of fiat securi
ties. It is understood that Buffalo Bill and the
Wild West show have fully supplanted
Boulanger in the popular affections of Paris.
A deduction of 33 per cent at a single
jump in the price of the electric lights for
Allegheny City suggests that the Northside
city has been paying pretty lively prices
heretofore. But the reduction is not the
less commendable on that account. It is
never too late to mend.
PEES0XAL FACTS AND FANCIES.
At Mr. Spurgeon's church, In London, on a
recent bunday earnest prayer wits offered for
the conversion of the Prince of Wales, Evi
dently the need of this conversion was deeply
felt Dy his audience, for a chorus of "Aniens"
broke forth from the Tabernacle worshipers.
The following story is told of Sir James
Hannen: He was hearing a divorce case, in
which one of the witnesses, a rather bumptious
personage, inquired with an air of one who is
putting a poser, "Pray, my lord, am I to give
my evidence for nothlngf" "I think," replied
Sir James, "that you will have to give it for
what it is worth."
Senatok J. Donald Cameron is stopping
at Brown's Hotel, London. With him are Mrs.
Cameron and their little girL The Senator
went over in the City of New York in company
with Senator John Sherman. The New York
Herald cable says: Senator Cameron could not
be indnced to break throuzh his lone followed
practice of not talking politics for publication.
The Shah will be in England during the
greater part of July, and lis to occuny apart
ments in Buckingham Palace during his stay in
London. He is a very costly guest, for in 1873
his brief visit cost npward ot 20.000, of which
tbe Queen herself paid 12,000. Therowas a
bill of 1,800 for cleaning and redecorating the
rooms in Buckingham Palace which were occu
pied by the Shah, who, however, is reported to
be now a very much more civilized creature
than he formerly was.
It is related that when Prince Bismarck met
Samoan Commissioner Kasson be was (truck
with the idea that he had met that gentleman
before. "Is my face familiar to you?" asked
Bismarpk, with a puzzled expression on nls
countenance. "Your features are known to
everybody inonr country," said the courtly
Kasson. Bnt the latter was not pleased to
think that Bismarck should have wholly for
gotten their meeting when Kasson was Minis
ter to Austria.
There Is a girl In New York City who con
siders herself the fiancee of little Josef Hof
mann. When the prodigy was here this young
woman, then 10 years of age, wrote to him that
she was violently in love with him, and if he
wanted her for a wife she would wait for him.
She directed that if he accepted the proposi
tion be was to wear a bunch of violets in bis
coat at the next matinee. Little Josef wore
the flowers and the young miss naturally feels
that she is betrothed to him.
BACK AT WORK AGAIN.
The President Returns to Washington, After
a Voyage In the Rain.
Washington, May 27. The President and
party returned to Washington about noon to
day from a cruise down the Potomac In Mr.
Eingerly's yacht Restless. The vessel ran
down about 45 miles Saturday, and then
anchored at 9 o'clock for the night. Early
next morning she proceeded about 20 miles
further, oft Leonardtown, Md., on Bristow's
Bay, and remained off that ancient town all
day Sunday. The President and all the rest of
the party made two visits to the shore tor the
purpose of walking and driving. They inquir
ed what churches were open and found that
there would be no religious services that day.
The people soon became acquainted with the
fact that the President was among them, but
made no Dartlcular demonstration. The party
left Leonardtown aljout 9 o'clock last night,
and steaming back to the point where the pre
vious night was passed, anchored there 'again
and remained until 1 o'clock this morning,
when a start was made for Washington, ft
rained during almost the entire trip.
A Qnecr State, That.
From the Chicago Trlbune.1
Indianapolis has a creature in the shapo of a.
man who follows ladies on the streets and
throws vitriol on their dresseVUtterly ruining
the goods. Indiana produces all sorts of queer
creatures besides her White Caps and members
of the Legislature. ,
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THE TOPICAL TALKER.
Beware of tlio Doctor A Memory of the
License Court The Wnsjnerlto Is Born,
Not Made To My Tailor.
"It took me three months to cure old Money
bags' eyes," said the young oculist.
"Were they so bad, thent"
"No, but you see his daughter is the hardest
girl to approach I ever knew."
"What has that to do with it?"
"A great deal, my boy. As long as I was
courting Mellnda her father's eyes had to re
quire my constant ttendance. Yesterday she
rejected me and I didn't waste time la curing
tbo old man."
They say, and whether it be true or not, the
story whicn hangs upon the assertion is excuse
enough for printing it they say that there's a
nice old German who is still running his saloon
upon Troy Hill, though he has no license.
This breach of the law apparently springs from
a slight misunderstanding on the part of the
saloon keeper of a conversation which took
place between him and Judge White in the
License Court last April.
Here is a part of the conversation:
Judge White Have you sold to minors?
"Ah, bur not lately Choree White," replied
the saloon keeper, who had a very imperfect
knowledge of English.
"Have you sold on Sundays?" asked the
"Ah. bur not lately. Choree White," was the
reply, and to everything the Court asked the
answer was the same. So finally Judge White
said: "I do not think you need a license," and
the applicant retired with a smile.
He did not ceaso smiling when the list of
licenses came out and his name was not among
the lucky number.
"I sell all the same," ho said then, and still
says: "Didn't Chorge White say. I no need a
A notable young Wagnerlte said to me
yesterday: "You cannot expect to learn to
like Wagner in a day; it takes a"i thorough
course of education in Wagner before the
beauties of his work are apparent to the
A gentleman of this city, who is a profound
admirer of Wagner, and wn o is very well known
for bis tenor voice and excellent judgment of
horseflesh, confesses that the first time he
heard "Tristan undlsoldo" he slept through a
large part of the performance and was de
lighted beyond measure when it was over.
Since that time he has heard Wagner's musio
often and has come to love his compositions
The brilliant editor of the New York Sun
said in last Sunday's Issue of that paper: A J
question concerning music ot wmcii iuo inter
est is not limited by the opera season, is asked :
"Is Richard Wagner the greatest musician
that ever lived?"
If you think he is, he is'i if you think he isn't,
all the argument and all the Wagner operas in
the world won't convinco you of your error. As
a rule, in the present stage of musical develop
ment, Wagnenaaus nascitur, non fit.
IN MEMOBT OF SIT TAILOR.
go good old Flag Is dead, his tale Is told,
And whatls left of him lies 'neath the mould;
1 knew him well, a friend Indeed was he;
lie trusted few men, but he trusted me.
All through his days he did this proverb prise:
Of coat to cloth apportion well the size.
He seldom wrote, he was no man of letters,
So made few enemies and fewer debtors.
Be spent his life and money making suits,
Bnt never knew the charm of lawyers' lutes.
Tils ways were cutting, bnt devoid of passion,
lie courted no one but tne goddess Fashion,
True to his trade It was his only bride
He ?ave a pair of pants before he died,
And then set oat on unknown seas a sailor,
And left us all to find another tailor. II. J,
AT THE' THEATERS.
The Little Tycoon at the Opera House nnd
My Partner at Harris.
A large audience at the GrandJDpera House
last night showed all the old-time appreciation
of that distinctively American comic
operatic potentate, 'The Little Tycoon."
The swinging melodies, the . graceful
rythms of both its vocal and terpsl
chorean features, the delicious humor, the
tasteful combinations of colors in the costumes
of the piece were all accentuated last night by
the best efforts of the strongest company that
has ever presented it in Pittsburg. There is no
change in the opera, in either libretto or score.
The improvements are altogether in the com
pany. Beside a stronger chorus, the principals
are generally better than they were the last
time we saw the "Tycoon." R. G. Graham, as
General Knickerbocker, was the original in the
part, and is again giving us his quaint concep
tion of a very quaint character. J. Aldrich
Libby is a manly and tuneful Alvin Barry, and
Harry Skinner does all that is' possible with
Mufus Ready. Catherine Linyard is pleasing
as Violet. She is a pretty girl, with a very
sweet voice. MamieCerbiisacute.DolHe.Dim
ple, and Hattie Arnold is by far the best Miss
Hurricane yet seen ot heard. All the well
known airs were rapturously received last even
ing, particularly "Love Comes Like a Bummer
Sigh," "The Fatal Step" and "When I Was a
Boy." The opera is well mounted, the scenery
being none the worse for wear, and the cos
tumes bright and fresh.
At Harris' Theater the week opened with
two large audiences, both very evidently more
than pleased with the performances. An ex
cellent company is giving Bartley Campbell's
great play, "My Partner." It is a return en
gagement, so little remains to be said. Be
sides, each role is so acceptably filled that it
would be hard, indeed, to single out any for
particular mention. Few better renditions ot
this beautiful American drama have ever been
given in any theater or by any combination.
Such praise, though apparently strong, is
BOTH BUSINESS AND PLEASDBE,
Movements and Work of Supreme Court
Justices for tho Summer.
Washington, May 27. So far as can be as
certained at present the movement of the sev
eral Justices of the Supremo Court of the
United States will be as follows:
Chief Justice Fuller has already been on bis
circuit, having had court at Charleston, S. C,
when the Supreme Court adjourned for the
summer recess. The Chief Justice will go to
Chicago this week on private business princi
pally, but while there will take charge of a few
cases for Justice Harlan, with whom be will ex
change duties to some extent this summer.
Mr. Justice Miller will probably not visit his
circuit this year. As be attended to Its busi
ness with great regularity for many years, the
docket does not now demand his attention.
Justice Miller will spend the summer at Warm
Springs, Va. Mr. Justice Field will start for
his circuit on the Pacific coast early in June.
Mr. Justice Bradley has already visited his cir
cuit (Pennsylvania) this recess, and may, go
there again before October.
Mr. Justice Harlan, in pursuance of bis ar
rangements with Chief Justice Fuller, for a
partial exchange of labors, has had court in
West Virginia. The Supreme Court "has as
signed to Justice Harlan, in addition tobis own
district, the Ohio district, pending the vacancy
existing there. It is not known that any neces
sity exists for his presence on the Illinois cir
cuit, and If he visits it-tbis summer he will not
go before July. On the 6th of June, the Jus
tice will attend the marriage of his son, the
Rev. Richard Harlan, of New York City.
As is already known Mr. Justice Gray will
be married early in June to the daughter of
the late Associate Justice Matthews in this
city. The business on bis circuit is in such
condition tbat his presence can be spared, and
he will spend his honeymoon in Europe. Mr.
Justice Blatchford and Mr. Justice Lamar
have already departed for their respective cir
cuits, but their movements subsequent to the
discharge of their duties there is not known.
SETENTI, AND STILL I0UXG.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe's Birthday Annl
versary Fittingly Observed.
Special Telegram to The blspatch.
Boston, May 27. This atternoon Mrs. Julia
Ward Howe received, at her Beacon street
home, the congratulations of scores of friends
that 70 years of time bad rested so lightly upon
her. Beautiful flowers in profusion and a flood
of letters from all over the country attested
the Interest felt in this woman, whose work in
behalf of women has brought her so promi
nently before the public The Fortnightly
CIubof Chicago, remembered the anniversary
with a beautiful silver gift, and Individual gifts
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, who, on account
of the recent death of his daughter, did not at
tend the reception, said in his fetter in reply to
the invitation sent by Mrs. Elliott, the daughter
of Mrs. Howe: "As for your mother's age, I
am bound to believe her own story, butican
only say 70 that to be years young is something
more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years
Hon. George William Curtis and Mr. Richard
W. Glider sent interesting lettersof congratu
THE GOVERNOR'S LITTLE VETO
la Brought to Bear Against Severn! Cbarl
table Institutions A Number of Bills
Signed Yesterday Clerical Errors In
the Municipal Bill.
fSPICIjLL TEUCQIUlt TO TUX DISrATCU.l
Habrisbubo, May 27. The Governor has
approved 18 bills appropriating Jl,05,878 50 to
various institutions of the State. Among, tho
bills signed was one appropriating $450,000 lor
the maintenance of the soldiers' orphan schools
for two years from the 1st day of June next.
He also placed his autograph to the soldiers'
orphan commission biU,of whose approval thete
was some doubt because it permits the appoint
ment of five members of the Grand Army of
the Republic by the Department Commander
and because it prohibits ay further dealing
with the syndicate that controls "the Mount
Joy, McAllister, Chester Springs and Mercer
schools six months from the 1st of June next
He thinks the appointment of members of
commissions should be confined to the Gov
ernor and the Legislature. The Governor is a
well-known friend of the soldiers' orphan syn
dlcate and approved the bill contemplating Its
destruction with great reluctance. He was in a
dilemma. Both the commission and the soldiers
orphans appropriation bill struck a blow at the
syndicate, and If be had vetoed both his course
would have put an end to the system of main
taining the children of soldiers at the expense
of the State during the year because of the
lack of means to keep them in operation. Had
the appropriation bill not required the money
to be handled by the commission authorized to
be appointed by the Other soldiers' orphan bill
the Governor would probably have disapproved
the latter, but they were drafted to dovetail
into each other, and he found it expedient to
sign them both. .
For Equitable Taxation.
The Governor also approved the concurrent
resolution authorizing the appointment of a
commission to devise a more equitable system
of taxation than that which, according to the
Governor, discriminates In favor of corpora
tions, in not taxlne their real and personal
property to a sufficient extent for local pur
poses. In this resolution, proposed by
Senator Delamater, the County Commission
ers are authorized to select one of
the members and the State Grange another
member. As the Goernor recognized the
principle of making appointments to commis
sions outside of himself and the Legislature, to
preserve bis consistency be was obliged to ap
prove the resolution, which is backed up in the
feneral appropriation bill by an Item of $10,000.
his is the popular amount revenue commis
sions generally expend in their futile efforts to
imprpve the revenue system of the State.
Some Bills Slened.
The Governor to-day signed 21 bills In all,
three being of a local and unimportant charac
ter. He has yet to dispose of about 33, of
which the most important are the general rev
enue, general appropriation and judicial salary
In breathing legal life into a number ot
bills to-day the Governor did not forget his
pet institution, the Pennsylvania State College,
to which 124,500 are appropriated by a bill ap
proved to-day. ,
Among the bills signed to-day were the fol
lowing: Making an appropriation to the
Western Penitentiary for Improve
ments, 70,000; Pennsylvania State College,
near Bellefonte, 8124,500: for erection
of nshways and hatching bouses, $7,000; to re
imburse the Orphans' Home at Loysville, Perry
county, $21,000; to pay mortgages on the West
ern Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburg. $01,753;
Morganza Reform School, $45,918 80; a collection
of birds and animals to be mounted and dis
played in the State Library, $3,600. The Gov
ernor also approved Lafferty's bill repealing
the act prescribing the manner in which Coun
cils of cities other than those of the first class
may pasaordlnancesauthorizing the grading or
Saving or avenues, streets or alleys, approved
Why They Were Yetoed.
In vetoing the bills appropriating $15,000 to
the Mercy Hospital in Pittsburg, and $1,200 to
St. Michaels and All Angels, of Philadelphia,
the Governor says: "These institutions,
although In themselves very worthy charities
and doing good work In the several localities in
which they are situated, are, practically under
sectarian control.'' which, the Governor says,
precludes them from getting any State ap
propriation under the Constitution. The Gov
ernor compliments sectarian institutions with
the statement tbat they are coming more and
more to realize the force and effect ot the pro
hibitory provision in the Constitution, their ap
plications for State aid being fewer every year.
In disapproving the bill for the payment of
diseased horses killed in monroe county, on
consultation with the Secretary, of tho State
Board of Agriculture, the Governor says the
demands are exorbitant, and as he had Informa
tion that insurance companies had horses killed
to preventhe spread of the disease and greater
consequentlosstothem, the approval of the
bill "would be to make the State the Insurer of
the Insurance companies."
Serious Clerical Errors.
A comparison of the bill for the government
of cities of the third class, as approved by the
Governor, with that agreed on by the confer
ence committee and to which the measure was
submitted for reconciliation of differences be
tween, the two houses, disclosed a number of
graveerrors made in the transcription of the
bill. The thirty-fourth paragraph of section 2,
article 5, which provides for the purchase of
"lands and premises for public parks,"
is rendered worthless by placing
the word "or" for "for" before "public
narks." In section 7, artlele 7, which is in
tended to provide for the filling of vacancies in
the office of Mayor by Councils pending an
election the word "pending" is omitted, mak
ing the section nonsensicak Further on, where
power is eiven to appoint some qualified "per
son to serve as Mayor until a successor shall be
elected and qualified" according to law, the
-omrria minted n.re not in the bill as approved.
In section 2. article IS, relating to the increase
of the indebtedness of cities of the third class,
a paragraph which empowers cities at or before
the time of authorizing the necessary loan "to
provide for the collection of the annual tax
sufficient to pay the interest and also the prin
cipal of the said loan within 30 years" is made
meaningless by the omission of' the word "pro
vide." These are only a few of the errors
made in transcribing. Another blunder on the
mnnicipal bill was made by the Legislature.
One of the sections legislates out of ofllce
Mayors'on the first Monday of April next suc
ceedmg the date of the first election held under
the act, and another section provides that the
"Mayors now In ofllce shall not have power to
make appointments given under the provisions
of this act before the first Monday of April
HARRISON AND BLAINE MAD.
They Would Like to Find OntWbo Disclosed
the Secret of the Hnytl Commission.
Washington, May 27. State Department
offlclals have been a good deal annoyed by the
publication of the secret that the President
and Secretary of State had in contemplation a
scheme for sending a commission toHayti,
and they would like to And out who "gave it
The result, said an official to-day, may be a
postponement of the trip until next fall. The
reason to be assigned for this course is that the
'oblect to be attained can as well be accom
plished after the yellow fever season has
Ex-Governor Packard, of Louisiana, now a
resident of Iowa, has had sufficient experience
with yellow fever to risk a trip to Hayti at any
time, but neither of the other persons who were
supposed to havo been selected wonld venture
to accompany him in the summer.
General Lew Wallace, of Indiana, and Bev
erly Tucker, of Virginia, say they have no in
formation that they have been chosen as Com
missioners. Besides, General Wallace will be
engaged for some time in bis duties as one of
the Board of Visitors to West Point Academy
and cannot leave this country as early as the
Government vessels are expected to sail.
A Number of Tlicm Will be Heard by tbo
Bonrd of Pardons To-Dnr.
Special Telepram to The Dispatch,
HAHUlSBtTRO, May 27. The Board of Par
dons at its meeting to-morrow will have 19 new
cases to consider, an unusually large number.
Among them are the following: George Clark,
murder In the first degree, Greene county;
James H. Jacobs, murder in the first degree.
Lancaster; Harriet Borrow, murder in the first
degree, Philadelphia; Joseph Allen and Rose
Hail, keeping disreputable bouses, Alle
chenv; John K. Scott felonious assault
and battery, Allegheny; John Byers, Alle
gheny; Patrick M. Guldrick, manslaughter. Al
legheny; George Garland, horse stealing, West
moreland. Among the cases held under advisement are
the following: Edward Slattery and Edward
Coyle, murder in the second degree, Alle
gheny: William Cook, burglary, Allegheny: B.
T. Biady, conspiracy, Venango; Absolam Bow
ser, murder In the second degree, Allegheny.
The cases on the calendar number 84 alto
From the New York Herald. 1
Scientific evolution isas rapid as It is re
markable. Hides are now tanned by electri
city. In the old days, when you and we went
fishing on a Sunday afternoon, our hides were
tanned also, but it was done in a primitive way,
by means of a birch twig. ' It was done well,
thoughT " ' '
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WITH K0 BRASS BAND.
The Liquor Men Are Movies Quietly and
Letting the Prohibitionists Make the
Noise They Soy It Is the People's Fight,
The anti-prohibition campaign, so far as the
liquor men are concerned, is proceeding on a
very conservative plan. "Educational'" Is the
description of the work that is being done. The
headquarters of the liquor men are in Phila
delphia. Local movements are, to a large ex
tent, directed from there. Printers' Ink is the
medium through which the voters are being
reached at present In the closing days of the
campaign it Is probable oratory will be added
thereto, but even this is not certain. The
liquor men realize that the quieter tbey
keep the better for them. The whole
sale dealers, distillers and brewers say
they are receiving very little aid from
the Pittsburg retailers, who probably stand
in such wholesome awe of the License
Court that tbey do not wish to make them
selves conspicuous In any way. The wholesale
dealers, brewers and distillers, through their
committee, assess themselves In proportion to
the amount of their business for the expenses
tbey find it necessary to Incur, but say they do
not intend to lavish money on the campaign.
"Quiet work" is the work that counts, in their
estimation. This is the experience taucht them
in recent campaigns, especially the late ones in
New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and there
will be no brass band business in Pittsburg.
The Canvass nnd the Polls.
There is one thing Prohibitionists and liquor
men agree on, and that is that no poll can be
made that can be depended on to give accurate
results. The liquor men, taking this view,
abandoned all ideas of making a poll, after
giving the matter some consideration. The
Frohibitionist3 are making a canvass of the
county, in spite of the fact that they held the
view stated. They, however, know that the
more tbey agitate the question the better for
their cause, and their canvass is conducted
largely for the purpose of keeping the matter
before the people. Their policy is the direct
opposite of the liquor men's. The latter say
Massachusetts was just as well organized by
me irromoitionists as Pennsylvania, anu tuere
was just as much enthusiasm in the campaign
there as here, or more so, but at the polls the
vote was on the other side. "If it isn't the same
way here," said Mr. Poutefract of Finch fc
Co., "we can't help It It is for the people
to decide this matter, not us. Yes," he ad
mitted, "we will probably see to it that on
election day everybody is given an opportpnity
to vote against prohibition, but if the people
think we are going to spend any large sums of
money, and I know it is generally expected we
will, they are greatly mistaken. It is not our
fight It is the people's fight If they have a
mind to crush us out of existence, so much tbe
worse for us. But if the people think the
liquor business is a harm to society the more
manly way would be to pass a law to suppress
the business and permit us to go into court and
have our loss adjudicated and settled. It is a
disgrace to any State to do as the proposed
amendment to the Constitution contemplates."
One Firm's Special Charter.
Should the amendment pass Finch & Co. are
in a position to combat It, if they desire, being
the owners of a special charter, granted them
by the Legislature before the adoption of the
new Constitution. The firm, though, haSnever
regularly organized under this charter, but
should it do so, it Is doubtful whether the
passage of the amendment could prevent them
continuing to manufacture and sell at whole
sale. The Pennsylvania Company, the National
Transit Company and the Philadelphia Com
pany do business under charters granted be
lore the adoption of the new Constitution,
which might constitute a troublesome prece
dent Prohibitionists Hard at Work.
At Constitutional amendment headquarters
the work is progressing as vigorously as
though Secretary Leslie, who is attending the
National L O. G. T. meeting at Chicago, were
present Tracts and circulars in English and
German are being sent out in abundance. One
source of income of the Prohibitionists
averages enough to pay the expenses of hold
ing the meetings in the rural districts; tbat is
tbe collection taken up at each meeting. It is
no small item in the prohibition campaign in
this county, in which nearly a hundred Bpeakers
The District Attorneyship.
A strong effort to insist on ex-Chairman
Brennen being the Democratic nominee for
District Attorney is heard of in certain quar
ters, against that gentleman's protest Mr.
Brennen has placed himself on record In favor
of the nomination of Mr. Johnson and it will be
a difficult matter to tempt him to enter tbe
field, complimentary as is the persistent men
tion of his name. No other candidate has thus
far appeared in opposition to Mr. Johnson and
the drift is strongly m his direction. One thing
tbat strongly recommends him to most Demo
crats is, that be is the choice of those Republi
cans who are opposed to Mr. Rowand. This,
however, is not much of a recommendation to
the stalwart, dyed-in-the-wool element
' Tbe New County Committee.
It was settled, virtually, among the victorious
on the day of the Legislative District Con
ventions that the County Committee should be
restored to its former numerical strength. It
will be a great surprise if action looking to this
end is not taken at the meeting of the new
committee on Saturday. Jobn Neeb is the
only person that has been named for the Chair
manship, beside W. D. Porter, and Mr. Neeb
has been very positive in his refusal to permit
the use of his name. 'Chairman von Bonnhorst
is not a member of the new committee, not
having been a candidate.
. PROOFS OF LIFE 0R DEATH.
Vlrchow, Germany's Great Surgeon, Dis
cusses the Catting Dp ofBIahop'ii Body.
In the New York Herald cable from Berlin,
Prof. Rudolph Vlrchow. of the University
of Berlin, commenting upon Mind Reader
Bishop's case, says:
"Even if it be admittedjthat Mr. Bishop was
alive at the time his brain was removed the al
legation that he was conscious of what was be
ing done.to him then is absurd. Consciousness is
a function of the brain, the result of its activ
ity. In order that this activity may continue it
is necessary to renew the supply of oxygen to
the brain, which can be supplied only by
means of the blood, and supply of oxygen to
the blood can be maintained only as long as
respiration continued. If the circulation of
the blood and respiration both cease the brain
is necessarily deprived of the oxygen necessary
to the activity which alone produces conscious
ness. In that case decomposition would soon
set In, as the brain is one of those portions of
tbe body tbat most quickly decompose.
"Our only means of knowing whether life
still exists in the human body are certain
actions. We have no other means. There is
often no positive proof tbat life is extinct, and,
on tbe other band, no positive proof that shows
it to be still remaining, if we except those ac
tions tbat are unmistakable. If respiration and
circulation are discontinued they never return
for tbe reason above stated. Tbe signs that
show their presence may be so slight as to
escape tbe closest observation, but they are
there. Breathing still continnes, although so
faintly as not to affect a mote in the air near
"The best tests as to whether life is departed
or not aro the most powerful excitants tbe
galvanic battery, f orinstance, onepole of which
should be attached to the diaphragm, the most
powerful muscle of respiration, and the other
to the medulla oblongata, which controls the
nerves descending from the bead to the neck
and Is the vital citadel of the body the center
of respiration and circulation."
' How Considerate.
From the Chicago Jf ews. J
A prospective Chicago bride remarked to one
of her friends about a week ago: "We are go
ing to have very simple floral decorations at
the wedding, for we're so awfully rich, you
know, that weVant to avoid everything like
In daylight dreams my love and I are drifting;
O summer winds, King low:
Ah, sweet forget-me-nots, your heads uplifting
Abovo the river's flow,
Your bine eyes smile yon soon will know the
I murmnrln her ear.
For you shall wreath heif forehead's golden glory,
And bend your heads to hear!
My dreams aro fled ; these lonely oars are plying
Where chilly breezes blow;
Ah, sweet forget-me-nots, your heads low-lying
Beneath the river's flow:
A pallid gleam through somber cloudlets shifting
And sighing willows-cleaves
To show me where, on turbid waters drifting,
Are swept yonr faded leaves.
Yet, though your day of grace, like mine. Is over,
I prize you to the List:
Around your petals magic memories hover,
Ana awake the burled past.
O flowers! you can, because you know my story,
A lth sweetest visions thrill
Forwlth your blossoms crowned lu mystlo glory
TTp r.r la afclnlnir .till 1
Missed Each Other on tho Way.
INZW TORK BOTIW SrlCUXS.I
New York; May 27. Mrs. Michael Russell
came from Ireland to New York with a baby
and $3 to find Mr. Russell. On her arrival here
she learned that he had sailed for Ireland on
the same day on which she sailed for America.
Mrs. Ferdinand Bardel is in a similar fix. Mrs.
Bardel got here on the steamship Amsterdam
just four days after Mr. Bardel had left for
Europe for the purpose of f etcning ner to nis
home In Brooklyn. Both women will be cared
for at Castle Garden till their husbands return.
A Socialist Deserts to the Anarchists.
Tbe Socialists here are much excited by the
alleged treason of Thomas HGarside. Garside
wa3 a lecturer on the principles of Socialism,
and traveled about the country at the, expense
ot the Soclallsticparty. While atNew Orleans
he concocted astory of an attempt to assassinate
him. Last Saturday a Socialistic newspaper
here charged him with stealing and squander
ing tbe finds given to him for safe keeping by
friends of the cause. Garside got Dick at his
accusers by calling them assassins and thieves
and by deserting to the ranks of the Anarchists.
Johann Most Is jubilant because his party has
secured Garside. He says he "does not believe
that Garside was a thief, but at all events Gar
side could not live without money, however he
had to get it" '
Fighting for Iho Possession of a Child.
Mrs. Peter Boyce and the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children are having a
legal fight for the possession of little Oracle
Boyce. An agent of the society found the
little girl crying and hardly able to walk. In the
street to-day. She said tbat her mother beat
her, starved her, and burned her with curling
irons. The child's story was corroborated by
her appearance. Her legs and arms had been
seared in a dozen places by hot irons. Her face
and body were covered with bruises and cuts.
Mrs. Boyce claims that the society has kid
naped her child.
, A Riot Between Races.
An English family residing between Sixtieth
street and Tenth avenue, an extremely Irish
district, created a not on Saturday by hanging
out a Union Jack in celebration of the Queen's
birthday. The flag had been hung out on Fri
day, but had been taken Jn again. An hour
after the appearance of the flag on Saturday
about 200 men, women and boys, all Irish, were
booting and groaning before the house. They
pelted the Upion Jack with stones, vegetables,
decayed cats and such other missiles as came
handy, Tbey tried to knock it down with poles,
but tbe flagstaff was stout and tbey failed.
Then they made a rush for the front door of
the house. The English family, however, had
barred every entrance. All Saturday evening
and part of Saturday night a mob caroused
and rioted under the Englishman's windows.
The row was resumed to-day. Eventually the
English family hauled in the flag and the
crowd dispersed. No policeman appeared on
the scene of the riot till the Union Jack had
been taken In.
The Electric Sngar Cases.
The direct examination of William Cotterill,
the ex President or the defunct Electric Sugar
Company, in the trial of William E Howard,
one of the alleged swindlers, was continued to
day. The testimony now has reached the point
when the sugar tests reached a satisfactory
state and Mr. Cotterill sailed for Europe with
.Wants to Get Oat of Jail.
George M. Storrs, son of Emory Storrs, the
Chicago lawyer, who was committed to jail a
few days ago upon an order of arrest procured
in divorce proceedings brought by his wife,
Vants to get out A motion to vacate the order
of arrest was argued to-day in the Supreme
Court, and decisions reserved.
A Receiver Likely to be Appointed.
In the suit of Mrs. Harriet Hubbard Ayer
against James M. Seymour and his son and
daughter-in-law, chargingthem with conspiracy
to defraud her, have ber adjudged a lunatic,
and to poison her. Judge Daly, In the Conrt of
Common Pleas, to-day continued the injunc
tion restraining tho defendant!, from selling,
disposing of, or votine upon 500 shares of the
Recamier Manufacturing Company. This Is
part of the property claimed by Mrs. Ayer. A
receiver will probably be appointed.
THE LIGHT BRIGADE FAR SURPASSED.
A Comparison ot European and Onr Own
From the National Trlbnne.2
We cannot forbear one more comparison
with European standards to show how much
bloodier was the fighting of our own soldiers.
The charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava
stands out In the history of all European wars
as the most murderous loss ever sustained by a
single organization In battle. It has been sung
about, painted in pictures, and made the sub
ject of countless pieces of masterly word-painting.
What are the exact figures? It started upon
the charge with 673 men, and lost 113 killed and
134 wounded; total 247, or 36.7' per cent of its
number. This was its first and only battle.
After that it rested on its laurels. There were
scores of regiments in our army which lost
more heavily than this In single engagements,
after having suffered severely before, and
which went on to other battles, where they
suffered still more.
Take, for example, the First Minnesota,
which, after having fought valiantly at the
first Bull Run, on the Peninsula", at the second
Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chan
cellorsvllle, found itself at Gettysburg with
the 1,080 men it started out with reduced to 262.
At a critical point in the battle Hancoek found
It necessary to sacrifice it to gain a few min
utes' time. He ordered it to charge into an
overwhelming mass of the enemy and capture
their colors, which it did. though almost anni
hilated. It lost 75 men killed or mortally
wounded, and 149 wounded 224 In all, or 82 per
cent ! This did not stop Its fighting either, for
it lost in nearly every battle the Army or the
Potomac fought afterward. The Light Brig
ade's loss in killed was 16.8 per cent
Vrom the New York Herald. 3
When a man slips on a banana skin, the first
thing he dees is to look back to see what it was.
Tbe first thing a woman does Is to look around
to see if anyone saw her.
John Ruff, of Shiiemanstown,near Carlisle,
has grown a dandelion plant 20 inches across,
which has been photographed as a phenome
non. It might be remarked that this la dandy
Captain W. H. Boyd was in Willlamsport
the other day wearing an unprecedented hat
His favorite dog died a short time ago, and he
had his hair woven into felt from which the
hat was made.
A Chester, young man took a party of ladles
Into an ice cream parlor, ordered a dollar's
worth of the luxury, and was startled to and at
the cashier's desk tbat in all his pockets he had
but 30 cents. His whispered offer of his watch
as collateral was rejected aloud. A hasty sub
scription of 70 cents by his fair friends relieved
William Batb, an inmate of the York
County Almshouse, broke his leg some four
months ago. The fracture was Improperly set
and six weeks ago Dr. Bacon broke the limb
again and reset it A few days ago the patient
went out too soon, and falling broke the leg a
third time. Amputation was resorted to yes
terday, but the man is likely to die.
Youno folks were skylarking at the bouse
of Mr. Fink, at Jason, near Altoona, a couple
of nights since, and one of the young ladles
chased a young man with a glass of water. He
shut a door behind him, leaving her in dark
ness, and she fell upon the glass, cutting her
neck fearfully. The young man held tbe door
shut, thinking she was still pursuing. In the
mcantimo she was bleeding profusely.
As the last jury In Erie was discharged, and
filed down tbe Court House stairway, the ju
rors, inclndlng some musical men, struck up
"Auld Lang Syne" in chorus. The Court sat
and listened to the melody, and the court crier,
catching the spirit of the moment joined in the
refrain. The Court waited for the final note,
and then adjourned. What a startling effect
the court crier's voice must have made.
Henbt WiiiTNET.a tramp, the top of whose
skull was lately knocked off by a Nickel Plate
locomotive. Is lying in tho Erie County Alms
lfousc with a "ikcd brain." anu may live- The
denuded brain-, the phys cal workings of which
can be plainly see), la kept from exposure by
an artificial covering. This Is about the only
way in which the wirklngs of the brains .of a
great many person could be, seen, that la, if
East Norwich, L. L, has a little red.
haired darkey. '
A Jackson county, Ga,, horse can take
off his own saddle and bridle, open his stable
door and feed himself.
A little boy named James Tilton, ia
Mount Carmel, ill, died recently from a wound
inflicted by a slate pencil by one of his school
mates. An Atlanta paper describes the song of
the locust as "a cross between a frog pond
chorus and a tintinnabulation In one's ears of an
overdose of quinine."
&. man up In Springfield named David
Kinsey succeeded in killing seven out of nine
blacksnakes which be found in crossing bis
field. They averaged 4J feet In length.
Death from misadventure is the verdict
returned in the inquest of an English laborer
who met his death by sucking one of a number
of pheasants' eggs laid about tbe grounds of
bis employer for the purpose of killing vermin.
A hen belonging to a Fort Gaines, Ga.,
lady was robbed of her eggs when she wished
to set She procured other eggs somewhere,
and when robbed of them, was found next day
setting on half a dozen marbles. Where she
gut the marbles Is a mystery.
The Texas flea is devoting much of its
attention to killing chickens down In Georgia.
It first attacked the quail, and as it could not
eat 30 ot them in SO days, gave up the problem
an d bas taken to chickens for a change.
The story is told of a South Carolina
colored couple who were married the other-day
under difficulties. Tbey walked 20 miles to get
a license and walked ten more to a minister.
One was 17 and tbe other 16. They are happily
married now, and, despite their tender years,
are getting along nicely.
Near Abbeville, Ga., a party of young
ladies ran a rabbit into a hollow tree several
miles from town. They stopped the hole, but
could not dislodgethe rabbit leaving the hole
closed. At midnight one of the party regretted
having imprisoned tbe animal, and going to the
spot, removed the obstruction which made him
Mr. John Mayo, of Dooly county,
Georgia, is a splendid shot He Is an invalid,
and sits in tbe door of bis house and shoots
lizards from bis fences with a rifle. He shoots
crows on the win with a pistol. When he has
hogs killed a negro man jumps astride of a hog,
catches bold of both ears of the animal and
turns Its head toward Mr. Mayo, who will shoot
it in the head with his rifle.
What odd wills people make! An
Austrian nobleman. Count Heinrlch Hardegg,
left 60,000 to the Vienna University the other
day for tbe establishment of fellowships but
coupled it with the provisos tbat the money
should be left to accumulate for a hundred
years, and tbat when tbe fellowships were
awarded members of his family should have
Superintendent Given, of the Bock
Island road, Is making experiments with car
rier pigeons, with a view to using them to sup
plement the telegraph service. He says tbat
the wind storms often render tbe telegraph line
useless, even u tne wires are not mown uown,
andhethlnKs tbat a set of earner pigeons as
each station might be made very serviceable in
such an emergency.
On going to Albany, Ga., 3Ir. Wil
liam Key saw two cows thai had fought until
their horns were so securely Interlocked that,
bemg unable to release them, the 'animals lay
panting on the ground. Mr. Key procured a
saw and released the cows by sawing off one of
tbe horns, and came near being killed by the
infuriated animals,, both attempting to attack
him. He narrowly escaped.
Tbe country around El Paso abounds in
immense rattlesnakes and bullsnakes, which
are mortal enemies and fight every time they
meet A leading Teal estate owner Intends to
fit an arena where sudh fights can be safely
witnessed, and procure from tbe mountains
surrounding El Paso a large number of both
rattlers and bullsnakes that will fight for the
delectation and amusement of all such El Pa3o
citizens as don't go to church on Sunday.
One of those singular snakes, known as
coacfcwhlps. was seen fighting a mocking bird
in a North Albany, Ga., garden the other day.
It was dispatched and measured nearly five
feet in length. A little boy hearing of tbe
popular superstition tbat if a dead snake U
hung up it will bring rain, tried it with this
serpent and the result was that although a
drought had prevailed for three weeks, a cloud
managed to rise up from somewhere below the
horizon and a slight shower was the result
Philadelphia girls have a new ad.
Girls with slender waists have taken to w .---
ing dog collars in the place of belts. Vanity,
ot course.'is at the back of the fad, but it Is'a
go nevertheless. The collars vary in appear
ance, but most of them are of the mastiff size,
and nearly all of tbem can be let out In a walk
down one of the principal streets the other
afternoon five young ladles with this highly
original kind of belt on were counted. Tbree
of them looked as if tbey wanted to sit down
and take a fresh breatb, but the other two.who
were more slender, were as easy ana chipper as
The Archives Judaiques of Paris, in
solving the question as to the number of Jews
in the world, computes the total at 6,300.000. Of
this number there are no fewerthan 5,400,000 In
Europe, the remainder being thus apportioned:
Asia, 300,000; Africa, 350,000; and America. 250,
000. Taking Europe, tbe bulk of the Jewish
element Is In Russia, nearly 3,000,000, and of
these a large portion (763,500)) are in tbe old
kingdom of Poland. Austria has 1.644,000 Jews,
of whom 688,000 are in Galicia (Austrian Po
land) alone. The other European countries
come in the followlne order: Germany, 562.000;
Roumania, 263,000; Turkey. 105.000: the Nether
lands, 82,000; France, 63.000, and Italy, 40.000.
The numbers in the Spanish peninsula and in
Great Britain are not given. Tne original
home of the race, Palestine, bas 25,000 Jews.
An extraordinary scene is to be wit
nessed every evening at Leicester, England. In
the freemen's allotment gardens, where a night
ingale bas 'established itself. The midnight
songster was first heard a week ago, and every
evening hundreds of people line the roads near
the trees where the bird has its haunt The
crowds patiently wait until the music begins,
and tbe bulk of the listeners remain till mid
night, while a number of enthusiasts linger till
1 and.2 o'clock in the morning. Strange to say,
the bird usually sings in a large thorn bush,
just over the mouth of tbe tunnel of tbe Mid
land main line, but the songster is heedless of
noise and smoke and steam, his stream of song
being uninterrupted for four or five hour
every night So large has been tbe throng ot
listeners that the chief constable bas drafted a
number of policemen to maintain order and
WHAT WILD WITS ARE SAYING.
Pupils at the school of politics learn the
arts of paving the way to office and the drainage
of the public treasury. New Orleans Picayune.
The statue of Liberty is beginning to look
rather seedy. Well, bow could It look otherwise
when she has hsd only one "Jersey" to her backr
New York Herald.
Invalid Wife John, dear, If I should die
would you marry again?
Husband There, there, my darling, I beg of you
don't talk of death ancT second marriage in ths
same breatb. Death alone Is sad enough. One
HOW HE WOQED HES.
"Wood you?" said the coal dealer cutely.
"I wouldn't,'' she answered quite grim; jU
And then, as he flred up slightly. . f
She gave the coal shoulder to him.
Flossy O, mamma, see that man wheel
lngababy carriage! I don't think a man should
"Mother Florence, you must not talk so fool
ishly. Yon wUl think differently when you grow
Manager What do -you Vant, Mr.
Hr. W. I want you to raise my salary.
M.-O, that's all rliht, Mr. Wauktrak; I'll do
that wllllnglyrl was afraid you were going to ask
for some cash down. Yankee Blade.
Miss Pyrte What makes yon such a con
firmed woman hater, Mr. Olebaeh?
Mr. Olebaeh-Well, when I was a young man a
woman made a fool or me.
Miss Pyrte And you never got over It? Terr
Bagley I saw a melancholy sight a fW
days ago a messenger boy standing pensively cm,
the Street corner.
Bagley-No, bnt someone had hnngontheDoy'
backs sign, "Will move about May l."-. Joan
IN. A) Telegraph.
"Yes, Clara," continued Mr. Breeiie to
his eldest daughter, "to succeed lathis life one
should husband his opportunities."
Yes,ps," replied Clara, wltha faraway look
in her eyes, especially when one's opportunities
are a family or grown-up girls." Botton Tran
script. "Yon. went to the exhibition with
"I am sorry to say I did."
"Ah! she told me that everything she saw tfcr
was hideous." . i,T"
r. She spent the whole litMiMm tt
Mlrrori." Ftgaro, "