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PITTSBima. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1SS3.
Pointed questions were the order of the
iy in the English and Prench Parliamen
ry bodies yesterday. The questions af
ded the opposition in each case an oppor
lity for prodding np the Government with
iarp stick; but in each case, also, the
vernmenf s faithful majority rallied to
support, and vindicated its course by the
answerable logic of the heaviest parlia
.n the English Parliament the question
.as why the English Ambassador at Paris
bsented himself from the opening cere
tomes of the French Exposition, which
slebrates the French Revolution. The re
ly was an excuse that the Prench people
re divided as to the event which was cele
irated. This was the best excuse that could
ie : given; but as the Prench people's Gov
rnment, which has been placed in power by
he people, conducted the ceremonies, it
would appear that the English Govern
ment's care for the susceptibility of the
minority is somewhat excessive. In the
Prench Chamber the irrepressible minority
wanted to know what was being done in the
Jtoulanger trial, and, as the Government
ad absolutely no answer to make, it refused
) permit the question which produced the
sual result of uproar.
This practice of parliamentary questions
i one that is wholly foreign to onr system,
ometimesa minority in our legislative
odies asks for information by a resolution,
hich if at all uncomfortable is quietly
shelved. The opportunity for political cap
ital afforded by such queries is entirely ab
ent here. As to any result from the ques
ons the two examples afforded yesterday
tow their practical uselessness.
It is just as well that this form of inter
jgatory cannot be grafted upon our system.
f our statesmen had this chance for the
reduction of campaign ammunition thev
ould never do anv business at ali.
ALMOST AS SLOW AS TOCLE SAM.
.Early next month the Baltimore and Ohio
"Railroad is to open with a show of ceremony
its new Pittsburg depot. Pittsburgers
will hail with pleasure the commodious,
even if slow, recognition by the road of the
patronage of this quarter. The older gen
eration, however, can hardly fail to reflect
now long it takes for railroad promises to
ftjear fruit. It is nearly 20 years since the
B. & O. people promised, on the extension
to Cumberland, a new depot and many
other attractive features to this city ; and lol
it is at hand only a neck or two ahead of the
gea new postofHce. But then the great
ennsylvania line has also a tew unre
eemed pledges of the same sort still ont--acdlng.
Despite the best efforts of the
nagination of the city reporters that oft
iscovered, frequently promised Seventh
avicnue depot is still very much in futurity.
G00D FOB THE SMALL OPERATORS.
It is interesting to observe the revival of
that report about a combination often lead
ing firms in the coal business, who are
gpine to bny up all the little operators at an
tpenditure of about twelve million dollars
i nd secure a monopoly of the river coal
" "ade, by which they can dictate prices to
1- ie consumers all the way down the river.
lis story reappears in some of the journals
, the East, and naturally the low tariff
apers make sarcastic remarks about the
cessity of a duty of seventy-five cents
er ton on soft coal to make such a combi
But the fact of the matter is that such a
imbination is not possible now, and it is
nlikely that it ever will be. Although
-lie example of successful trusts makes some
people bf short-sighted business views anx
ious to follow that policy in the coal trade,
-veryone cf moderately good foresight
hows that such-a policy is impossible. The
ily effectf such a combination would be
i brlng'in thousands of square miles of un
sveloped coal territory and to make the
arket ,xery active for firms who could
art small coal mines for the purpose of
dling them to the combination at high
rices. The cost of a river coal trust would
Jl almost exclusivelv on the people who
ould pay 512,000,001) for property with the
ew of forming a monopoly. The prci
ould go to the small operators who might
THE CBOKIK MUEDEE.
Tie mystery of the Cronin murder in
hlcago, is reported to have been disclosed
y a confession from Sullivan, alleged to j
ave been one ot the participants in the
ime. Chicago confessions are not always
i be regarded as the most indisputable evi
ence until they have undergone the test of
adicial examination; but if this one proves
j contain the disclosures as reported, it is
.satisfaction to know that there is every
irospect of speedy justice for the assassins.
Jhe general "theory that the crime was the
outgrowth of internal feuds in the Irish
revolutionary organization only makes the
necessity of enforcing the law more urgent.
If any society leads to organized assassina
tion it is time to have a practical demonstra
tion of the supremacy of the law;
The Xew York life insurance interests are
rejoicing over theysnactment or a law which
forbidsalifeinEnranceagent to share his com
missions with a prospective policy holder, or,
in6th'er words, to offe- a practical reduction
ofjfales in older ta t eenre business. This
niU, it is though., ceik the practice which
has lately come Into rogue.
The argument fcsx been advanced on be
ftaff "of this prohibition that it i for the
nrDOSe "of brcventinir discrimination inst I
the prohibition of rebates on rail
road charges. It would be difficult to find a
more shallow argument than tie one based
on that comparison. ( It was necessary to
prohibit railway rebates because the exclu
sive privileges in transportation granted to
the railways by the State enabled them to
crowd disfavored shippers out bf existence
and build up a favored class. No such
grants and no snch powers have been given
to the insurance companies. Just as in the
case of private traders, they can exercise
the privilege of making rates and conces
sions freely without danger to the public
If a man cannot get as low rates from pne
company as another can, he can try else1
where, and is not obliged to take a policy
The fact Is that the prohibition Is a feeble
effort to prevent a reduction of the cost of
insurance to the public. The fact that in
surance agents are ready and willing to do
business by sharing their commissions jith
their customers, is a tangible evidence of
what the pnblic has for some time expected,
that the cost of insurance is kept at a high
figure by (excessive commissions. This
action of the leading companies in securing
the passage of this law practically avows
that they are ready to continue the gap
between what the customers pay and what
the companies receive. The agents may
draw big commissions, bnt to let a part of
the commissions go toward reducing the cost
of the insurance to the policy-holder would
be" violation of the traditions of insurance
and is therefore not to be thought of,
Of course the effort is a very weak one and
will defeat itself. Even if it could be en
forced, its only effect would be to make it
plain to some sharp insurance manager that
the surest road to large business wonld be an
equal reduction bo thof commissions andrates
The enactment of the law is therefore unim
portant ; but its gravest aspect is the very
shallow comprehension of economic law,
which it discloses among the managers of
the great insurance corporations.
"With that policy kept up by the insur
ance companies the public will find it very
easy to adopt the resort of putting its sur
plus savings into savings banks and real
estate in vestments.
OTHERS MAYBE RESPONSIBLE.
On the surface of the case the defiance of
the law at the Braid wood, III., coal mines
looks like extremely lawless and high-handed
proceedings on the part of the laborers.
Of course the rioting, destruction of proper
ty and defiance of the authorities assumes
that characteristic; and .the law must use all
its powers to restore order. But, perhaps, if
the full facts of the case were laid before the
public as widely as the single fact of the
rioting has been, it might be seen that the
responsibility for that unfortunate state of
affairs is not confined to a lot of ignorant
If we are not mistaken, the operators in
these mines some time ago refused to pay
wages which American miners generally re
ceive, and after a strike, filled the mines
with Italians. 2fow it is understood to be
the case that the Illinois operators, having
rejected the inter-State scale, are beating
down their miners still more. They have
filled their works with foreigners having no
knowledge of America.-! laws. The. men
have no stake in the country, and.no idea of
any method of supporting their cause except
that of force. The natural result of filling
an industry with labor of that class and
trying to keep it down is disorder, and it
will be revolntion if the policy is kept up
Theonly hope o' maintaining self govern
ment is in the enforcement of the lair. It
should be understood that when employers
favor the proletarian and ignorant class ef
labor because it is cheap, they put the causes
at work which produce just such effects as
are reported from the Illinois coal mines.
A GLADSTONE WAHTED.
Every now and then that wonderful old
leader of men, "William Ewart Gladstone,
-astonishes the world by some evidence of
the juvenility of his spirit. He cannot do
anything by halves. If he takes up a job
he finishes it out of hand if possible; but,
anyhow, sticks to it untifit is completed.
His last exploit s his capture of the
driver of the cab who drove over him on
last Priday night. He did not call npon
anyone to help him, but saw to it himself
that the fiery Jehu was arrested. His efforts
for Ireland show precisely the same spirit.
He will pull off the British lion from the
oppressed isle just as he called down the
impetuous cabby. ,
It is a pity that some of our public men
do not emulate Mr. Gladstone's ever-green
energy. Here in Pittsburg, perhaps, some
one is needed to urge on rather than restrain
the drivers of cabs. But, for what the cab
bies lack in impetuosity, the drivers of ice
ahd beer wagons, in particular, more than
make up. The cable car is not so relentless
as the ice wagon; the wheels of Juggernaut
not more death-laden than those of the beer
wagon. We fear there is small hope for a
local Gladstone to arise, but he will receive
a hearty welcome if he arises.
C0BEUPT POLITICAL METHODS.
Senator George P. Edmunds deals a gentle
blow at corrupt political methods in The
Forum this month. It is not a blow that
will make the politicians who walk in ways
that are dark tremble, neither will their
faces blanch with terror, norrepentance
come to them on the heels of fear; but a good
many people who are not dealers in corrupt
politics and who do not believe that bribery,
perjury and other crimes are incidental to
not a few of our elections are apt to ponder
upon Senator Edmunds' qniet words of
warning, and to be deeply moved by them.
What the Senator from Vermont says
about the prevalence of bribery and
kindred crimes in politics is not remarkable
lor its novelty. He does not pretend that
he has anything new to say. Still the
position he takes on the question is rather
novel. Though he is shocked by the mani
fest corruption of politicians on both sides,
he thinks there is no reason for despair or
discouragement in the hearts of those who
believe that truth and justice and virtue are
as essential in social and political affairs as
they are everywhere agreed to be in the
personal intercourse of men. There should
be rather a hope and confidence inspired, he
thinks, by the knowledge that corrupt prac
tices can be brought to light and that it is
possible for persistent, unselfish and brave
patriots to make those
well as odious.
practices futile as
The means by which political crimes can
be prevented, Senator Edmunds finds in im
proved registration laws; elections under
provisions securing the privacy of the voter
and the secrecy oflhe ballot; public canvass
of the votes and publication of election ex
penses; severe punishment for bribery, at
tempts to register or to vote illegally; large
limitation of foreigh immigration, and many
other cognate measures.
The value of Senator Edmunds' sugges
tions is principally that they help to keep
this great question before the people. The
neonle fan and will rnr
t the evil if they
are brought to an understanding of its
When it is asserted by General H. B.
Boynton, the Washington correspondent of
the Cincinnatti Commercial Gazette, that
the administration has been so busy with
the distribntion of patronage for its first
three months, that it has not had time to
consider qnestions of policy, it is cogent to
ask whether there is any hope that the great
Issue of spoils will be disposed of in time to
let Congress consider the tariff question
The doctors who cut up Bishop, the mind
reader, find some difficulty in establishing
the fact that they did not do it,prematurely.
There Is talk that they may be put on trial
for manslaughter; and naturally, they are
now themselves a good deal cut up about it.
The report that the Oil City -Derrfcjfc will
be removed to Toledo, following the move
ment of the other Standard Oil prop
erty to the Ohio fields, is hard to credit.
We can hardly imagine that the esteemed
Derrick would be available in its regular
role bf assuring the people out in Ohio that
reports to the effect that the Standard Oil
Company may refine Ohio oil, are baseless
inventions of a mendacious imagination.
It is annonnced that Senator Biddle
berger, of Virginia, is writing a novel.
Senator Biddleberger's previous achieve
ments render it a foregone conclusion that
the novel will be a realistic one, and that
the reals will be very vividly portrayed.
Bismaeck's idea of advancing the Ger
man interests by, running the St. James
Gazette as a German organ in London, is
only useful as a proof that he does not un
derstand the Anglo-Saxon view of a tree
press. An official organ of the German
Government, published in a free country,
is injurious on account of the valuable white
paper uselessly destroyed in printing it.
The indiscretion of passing that resolu
tion calling for information about the use of
city employes in municipal elections, proves
not to have been irreparable. The resolu
tion was headed off in Select Councils, by a
The report that Christine Nilsson has
just paid ?10,000 in Paris for a painting of
theJIadonna, is perhaps none of our bnsi
nesss, but as this is accompanied by a re
port that Madame Nilsson will soon make a
tour in the United States, the American
public may be pardoned for intimating that
if it has got to pay for the painting it ought
to be consulted in its purchase.
, The big volume of ore receipts is an evi
dence that the low prices for iron are relied
upon to produce their natural result of en
hanced demand, and in course of time stim
ulate activity and better prices.
The fact that a Legislature is to be
elected in KewlYork this year is made the
subject of an appeal by the Press to the Re
publicans to see that Republican legislators
are elected. The record of that body makes
it more cogent to 'appeal to the public, to
see that an entirely new breed of legislators
is elected, without regard to party lines.
Once more the long-expectant, but never
theless grateful, public receives the pleas
ant information that work is resumed on
the new postofiLc building.
Pasiob Schobb, who committed suicide
at Baltimore did not add anything to the
dignity of the occasion by leaving a letter
putting all the blame on a woman who
jilted him. If he wanted to be revenged on
the alleged faithless one he should have
lived and pretended to perfect happiness.
THE sixtieth birthday anniversary of Prof.
Billroth was elaborately celebrated on May 6
by the doctors and medical students of Vienna,
The genial "Bob" Burdette will deliver the
annual oration before the Fhilomathean So
ciety of Pennington Seminary, New Jersey,
next month. ,
M. Caesot, President of the French Repub
lic, in his youth served a regular apprenticeship
in a carpenter's shop, and Is a clever craftsman
at that trade.
The New York Fress says: If you care to
know the meaning of Nacirema, the odd name
of General Felix Agnus' beautiful country
home near Baltimore, spell the name of his
newspaper backward. A quaint fancy, surely.
An Ambassador once asked Prince Bismarck
how he managed to end an interview. "Per
fectly easy," was the answer. "My wife knows
pretty accurately when people prolong their
visit beyond the proper time, and then she
sends me a message that I am wanted." He
had barely finished speaking when a footman
knocked at the door, and informed his master
that the Princess wished to speak to him. The
diplomat, blushing and confused, beat a hasty
retreat; without stopping for the ordinary for
malities of leave-taking.
BenAtoeBvarts is about to start for his
country home In Vermont to spend the sum
mer, says tho New York Sun. The senior
Senator of the State gives famous dinners to
the guests, and always stipulates that on these
occasions big crystal pitchers of milk shall
adorn the table. Then he can get off the joke
which delights him, and brings a smirk to the
guests who haven't heard it before. It always
pops out when the champagne bottle is
plumped down on the table by the milk
"Heln Yourself to enamnat-nB or
milk," says the Senator, looking at a guest
and he quizzically adds, '-They cost the same."
And then the Senator tells of some ot the'de
lights and expenses of fancy farming. I
Feom his childhood, even when spoken of aj
"the wondrous child" at Glasgow when tlAe
panels of the doors belonging to the concelit
room were torn out in the rush to hearhiml
Carl Bosa always confessed that the aim of his
whole life was the attainment of a place las
leader of an orchestra. He had been eminently
successful in his career. His marriage "ith
Mile. Parepa was signally happy. He hadfAllen
desperately in love with tho beautiful Gvree'k,
and traveled with her all throngb America with
the Bateman company. During the jounfney he
talked so Incessantly to persuade her tj listen
to his suit that at last, as she would say.l "1 was
forced to accept him, or I should hare gone
mad for want of sleep." From the mcment of "
his marriage everything went prosperously with
IIGHTHING STRIKES A PrLPITf
Knocking the Preacher Down
lne Hiln tJnconscioni
DANVHiE. ILL., May 28. Rev J. C. Mvers.
of State Line, ind., on request of Rev. Mr.
Steele, of New Liberty Chrisftian Church,
Fountain connty, Indiana, filled the pulpit In
that church Sunday. Durinz th e evening ser
vices, abont 8 o'clock, a small cloud was no
ticed to overcast the eky am i Immodiatelv
pafterward a blinding bolt of lightning de-
scenaeo, sctuck ana aestroyec the church
chimney, following along the stc vepipes which
ran around the room, crushed t ie two stoves
into fragments and tore up th floor. After
leayihg the chimney a portion of the bolt sepa
rated and ran down the cbandellier oyer the
puipit, suuuuk mr. myere. wuo wis preaching,
in the back of the bead. He turr
ed a Somer-
sault, fell heavily to the floor and
He lay in an unconscious condition for more
man nail an nour. several of the varee con
gregation were shocked to insensi tjility, but
soon recovereu. ,un tne Dack or Aljr. Myers1
ueaui, wfjeiu tug Uuiuill BtraCK 1
braised nlace about the size of a rim
pirn. Is a
face appears burned and bis sight nt
strayed. He was brought to this city 1
meat wis. morning anu toe oculist, Dr.'
fears that the loss of vision will be pei
THE TOPICAL TALEER.
A Few Sketches of City and Snborbnn Life
Taken In Yesterday's Snnshlne.
The dnst was aggravatlngly thick on Penn
avenudahrl, Sntler street yesterday morning,
bnt it didn't prevent a good many pilgrims, la
den with baskets of flowers, from trudging Out
I to the cemeteries of Allegheny and St. Mary.
xtaraiy a came car mat went out irom town
yesterday but ooro a party of women and chil
dren bound npqp the gracious, kindly work of
decorating graves In the great kingdoms of the
The Allegheny cemetery is looking its best.
The constant rains have made it more profli
gately green than usual for Decoration Day.
If to-morrow is fine, those who celebrate the
day by visiting the cemetery, will enjoy a de
licious feast on the congregated beauties of the
country side. Already yesterday the minia
ture stars and Btrlpes waved over
many a grave, and hundreds of
decorating parties were scattered among the
tnrfy mounds and imposing monuments. By
contrast with the park-like scenery of the
cemetery the massive but not striklnsly beau
tiful gateway recently erected on Penn avenne
and now surrounded by a waste of sandy soil,
looked more ont of proportion and taste than
it will no doubt when the approaches to it are
laid out in drives and lawns.
There does not seem to be much disappoint
ment felt by the doctors of the Mercy Hospital
staff over Governor Beaver's veto of the ap
propriation. They have been accustomed to
see the appropriations for-their hospital vetoed
One of them said yesterday that he didn't ex
pect to see a bill for the Mercy's benefit get
past the Governor's hands until the
State choso a Pittsbnrger to fill
the Governor's chair. A Pittsbnrger
could be relied upon to understand the unsec
tarian character of the benevolence dispensed
by the good sisters in the hospital, and to favor
any attempt to pay the debt owed, by the com
munity to a splendidly conducted Institution.
"A lady whose bebevolent disposition and
adipose tissue were both very well developed,
wasted a large amount of sympathy yesterday
morning, at the Twenty-eighth street crossing
of the Allegheny railroad, on Fenn avenue.
The gates were lowered to allow a locomotive
to cross the street, and the old lady I hare men
tioned was one of those who were checked at
this point. AS the gates rose and the old lady
started to cross the track she
to; glance to the left she was cross
ward and she saw a party of
standing about a little girl who lay
head npon the rail. The position of
was enough to excite curiosity. Bu
I the old
lady jumped to the conclusion atone
s that tho
small girl had been run over by the 1
She rushed toward the child with
When she was about five feet from .the sup
posed victim of level crossings, the latter
jumped up In alarm and with her companions
Bhe had been merely listening (to the vibra:
tion or the rail caused by the retreating loco
motive. Not everybody understood why that
old lady frowned as she boarded a cable car
and did not exhibit a benevoleit symptom all
the nay Into town.
THE FIRST SIHCEAHE WAS.-
and Description of the Maine, a
Gennlno Ironead Teasel.
Washington, May S3. Reports from the
New York Navy Yard fare to the effect that
nearly all the steel flames for the armored
cruiser Maine are now in place, and that grati
fying progress Is bein made'in the construc
tion of the vessel. Tt give a visible evidence
of how the ship will aprpear when completed, a
most elaborate model about four feet long has
been made at the "Warhlngton Navy Yard, and
placed in Secretary! Tracy's office. It repre
sents a vessel of ovefi 6,000 tons as fine in lines
as Is consistent wJT.h Jthe great power re
quired to bear up &ie enormous armament of
about 40 guns, laukine from four great ten
inch rifles down to soiall revolving cannon.
Tho horsepower Jiff ill be 0,0UO, calculated to
drive the vessel v. 17 knots speed, bnt the
principal point otfinterest abont the ship is
the fact that, aparf from the monitors, she will
be the first vesseV built since the war that is
really an ironclatV relvimr not on nrotective
steel deflective Pecks, but on a sold belt or
heavy steel a:
or encircling her vital parts,
lis of construction are most
All of the act:
bt in miniature in the model,
tan engines and the delicate
even to tne ca
machinery of t
ie two 80-foot torpedo boats
will carry on her decks.
which the Main
He Becomes a millionaire nod Slakes Sev-
era! People Wealthy.
Nashville. lay 23. State Representative
Jones, of Benton county, passed through here
this morning onl his way to Plalnfleld. N. J to
look after a lance fortune left to some of his
clients. Aboutj so years ago a man named
Latimer was tramping through North Carolina
with a peddlers pack on his back, when he fell
in love with a poor girl narped Sarah Mitchell
whom he saw fworking In a field. He at once
proposed to hir father to work in the girl's
place.f or his Woard if she would go to the house.
In a few wee ks he married the girl and the
two went to Plalnfleld. N. J to live. They
prosperea f.nd five years ago Latimer died
worth a mil Hon dollars. Half of this he left to
bis relative! and half to his wife.
A few we eks aeo the widow died, leaving
something over $500,000. One half of this she
willed to j the children of her brothers and
sisters, wno had removed to Benton and Hum
phries colunties; Tennessee, soon after she had
gone to 3S'ew Jersey. Mr. Jones says the 250,
000 will vbomo to about 20 heirs in this county
and Humphries, and will lift them out of pov
erty into affluence. One of the family, A. H.
Mitchll, is a trustee of .Benton county, and
lCUl VY lUt) Hill ClUtUW.
A TDETLE KING.
The Monster Defying Expert Anders and
Their Stronsest Tackles.
ATCHOGTTE, L. L, May 28. The big turtle
thrlt is monarch of Swan Pond here has shown
hi'nself this spring as fast as ever, and on warm
driys holds himself listlessly upon the surface of
tljfie water to be admired by anglers. All at
tic mpts to catch him have proved fruitless, and
tihe old fellow is gaining added reputation for
h!s elusive ability as to net. and trap. That a
salt-water turtle can enjoy the fresh water and
j thrive upon it is amply proved by the condition
and liveliness of the Swan Pond sea reptile.
I The turtle was captured in the Grpat South
L5y several years ago. andatthat Umeweiehed
ou ponnas. iie was locsea up in a parn not rar
from the pond. In the night the old turtle
managed to free himself, -and proceeded to
walk out of the rear door, ana, crawling
through a hole in the barnyard fence, made
tracks to the fresh-water pond. His path was
easily traced the next morning. Since that
time the turtle has been frequently seen in the
pond, and every year ho looks bigger, and evi
dently has good feeding.
No Wonder Tuej're Crnaty.
From the Boston Herald. J
No wonder sea captains are crusty when they
are pilot bred.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Pcleir W. Chandler.
Special Telemm to The Diipatch.
BoSTOlf, May28.-Hon. Peleg W. Chandler died
this morning. Be had not beeq well In years
past, bnt his death was sudden, being due to heart,
fallnre. Mr. Chandler was one of the most dis
tinguished members of the Suffolk bar of a gener
ation ago, a man whose name was synonymous
with professional learning, executive ability, and
eonndjndgment of men and affairs. He was a
co temporary of jemluent lawyers of the old
school. Including snch men as Webster, Sumner.
Choate. Oeo. 8. Hllliard, and Geo. X. lilgelow,
and among the last survivors of that coterie or
men whose lives are a part of the country's his
tory. He was a life-long friend: of Governor An
drews, they being at college together and former
associates In tne Whig party, and during the civil
strife he was frequently consulted By and ad
vised with the great war Governor. Mr. Chand
ler was therefore peculiarly fitted for the .task he
undertook in his "Life of Governor Andrews."
In his profession he achieved remarkable success,
and between the age or TO and so years he per
formed a wonderful amount of work; and It is
said that for years he overtaxed his energies. He
was very snccessfnl with Juries, and especlaUv
with the Court. Possessing (rood oratorical pow
ers and all the qualities which mark sound sense
and level-head edness, he had a peculiar Influence
overmen. He was 73 years old.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
MiksiNQTon; o.. May a.-Moses Johnson, col
ored, living two mites south of here In Carroll
county, died to-day at an advanced age. Be was
a slave In Loudon county, Va., for nearlyTO years
and was at the time of his death, according to tne
record of the county. .103 years old.. Re purchas
ed his freedom from his former master for K0 and
immediately came to CarrolL, county, where bv
industry and economy be acquired a- small farm
where he died to-day, He was, the first and only
colored man ever drawn ad a Juror In Carroll
BEFOEE THE GOYEEKOB
Appropriation BIIIi That Still Await His
Slgriatnre-yieasHrcs Relating to Taxes
and Insurance Proceedings of the
Special Telegram to The Dlsnatch.
HAKEiSBtmo, May 23. The Governor has
approved ail the appropriation bills except 16,
which ask for the following amounts: Philadel
phia Harbor improvement, J20O.CO0; removal of
tho House of Refuge, Philadelphia, J70.C00;
Philadelphia Institution for the Instruction of
the Blind, $102,000; Hahnemann Medical Col
lege, Philadelphia, 50,000; Jefferson Medical
College, Philadelphia, $20,000; Veterinary Hos
p!tal,Phlladelphia,i50,0u0; War Library and Mu
seum, in connection with the Loyal Legion and
Grand Army of the Republic, Philadelphia,
K0,000; Wills' Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, $20,
000; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadel
phia, $100,000; Fitiston Hospital Association,
$25,000; to pay off mortgages against the West
ern Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburg, $50,000;
Polyclinic College, Philadelphia, $20,000; 19
erect a hospital at Beater, 15,000; to erect a
hospital at New Castle. $16,000; Home for the
Friendless, Lancaster, $5,000; Pennsylvania In
stitution for tho Deaf and Dumb, Philadelphia,
$163,000; total, $960,000.
Important Bills Not Yet Signed.
The more important bills outside of those
enumerated, that have not yet been disposed of
by the Governor are the following: BUI pro
viding for tho ordinary expenses ot the State
Government, which in the aggregate appropri
ates, including allowances for funds required
to pay for public printing and other items, the
cost of which cannot be definitely stated, about
$8,400,000; the general revenue act, which in
cludes among new subjects taxable the Judg
ments and mortgages ot corporations, which,
under a decision of the Supreme Court, cannot
be taxed under present laws; the judicial Salary
bill, which fixes the salary of the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court at 510,000, Associate Jus
tices at $9,000, Judges of Philadelphia and Alle
gheny county at $8,000, Judges of Dauphin and
xieoanon at o,uuu ana an uiner common juugea
of the courts at $5,000.
The Factory Insnranee Measure.
Other bills which have yet to pass the Gov
ernors scrutiny are these: Diverting a portion
of the tax on premiums collected by foreign
insurance companies in cities and boroughs to
city and borough treasuries, for .the relief of
disabled firemen; authorizing factory insur
ance companies, conducted on the mutual plan,
to transact business in this State. (This bill is
strongly opposed by the Insurance Commis
sioner, because it wonld enable; companies of
other States to place insurance in Pennsylvania
without paying a tax, thus discriminating
against other insurance companies. To pro
vide for the incorporation and regulation of
friendly societies; to require assessors to assess
all seated lands in the township or borough in
which the mansion house IS situated; to pro
vide for the erection of independent poor dis
tricts; for the creation and distribution of a'
fund for disabled policemen in cities of the
second class; for the division of borouehS and
the creation of new boroughs; providing that
all imitations of olive oil shall be marked on
the vessels or bottles in which it is contained;
providing for the election of recorders In cities
of the third class.
HeorinA by the Pardon Board.
The Board of Pardons held two sessions to
day, but was unable to complete the large
quantity ot work before it. In the caso of Ed
ward Slattery, affidavits made by James Con
way and Charles Reed were filed, In which they
assert that Henry Meyers conld not have been
killed by Slattery. There is also filed in the
case a letter from W. D. Moore, addressed to
William Sinclair, who it is alleged has declined
to give information exculpating Slattery be
cause it might result in his own pun
ishment for connection with it. In this
letter the following appears: "I am satisfied
from my conversations with the District Attor
ney that you will rnn no risk in making a full
and complete statement as to the Meyers case,
and I know that Major Montooth, or at least 1
think so, agrees with me. It is, in my Judg
ment, your duty to Innocent men to make it?'
In connection with this letter Is a statement,
which the District Attorney was expected to
slim. Dromlsin? tmmunitv from numshment to
William Sinclair so far as his disclosure might
refer to the murder of Henry Meyer. This
statement, Mr. Moore says, the official failed to
sign, and hence Sinclair's affidavit was neces
sary. Slatterns mother, in a letter filed with
the board, savs: "The world will be darker or
brighter to me on Wednesday morning."
A Strong Plea for Clemency.
Edward W. Hays, who has taken great inter
est in the pardon of Slattery and Edward
Coyle,whose case is also held under advisement,
in a letter addressed to W. H. Andrews, Chair
man of the Republican State Committee,
makes a strong plea for executive clemency in
both cases. Mr. Hays says he felt that If ever
tnere were cases deserving 01 recommenaauon
of pardon the two boys ought to be pardoned, but
he had come to the conclnsion that insistence
and persistence and earnest and oft-repeated
and importunate entreaties had failed to cause
the board to break the conservatism with
which it had been enveloped.
Work of tho Afternoon Session.
The entire afternoon session was taken up In
hearing the case of George Clark, who Is to be
hanged on the 25th of next month for the mur
der of William McCausland, in Greene connty.
The cases of Joseph Allen and Rose Hall, con
victed of keeping disorderly houses in Pitts
burg, were heard, as was that ot John K. Scott,
convicted of felonious assault and battery.
The case of Patrick M. Goldrick, conyicted of
manslaughter in Allegheny county, was post-
poned, and the Recorder
rected to write to
THE C0UNTBT PAIE.
A List of the Committees u Finally De
The following committees have heen ap
polntedto manage "the country fair" to be
held atMrs. George Hailman'S' house, Shady
lane. East End:
General Managers Miss Sophie Pemrock,
Miss Mary Holmes.
Supper Committee Miss McKee, Chairman;
Miss Rlcketson, Secretary; Miss Bpeer, Mrs.
William G. Park, Miss Hegeman, Mrs. Bailey,
Mrs. C. I. McKee, Miss Vankirk, Miss Will
iams, Miss Louise Beggs, Miss Elizabeth Moor
head, Miss Louise Dllwortb, Mrs. John Lyon.
Aids on Supper Mrs. C. R. Dllwortb. Mrs.
J. O. Home. Mrs. Thomas Blair, Jr., Mrs. R.V.
Messler.Mrs. C. C. Beggs,Mrs. H. C. Beggs,Mis3
Gipsy Camp Miss Edith Hale, Miss Oxnard,
Flower Table and News Stands Chairman.
Mrs. H. R. Rea: manacers. Miss Sara Stewart,
Miss Marshall. Mrs. W. H Rea, Miss Nellie
Wood, Miss Bessie Howe, Miss Nellie Reed,
MrS. W. Ross Proctor; aids. Miss Louise Speer;
Mrs.C.A- Painter, Mrs. G. A. Painter, Miss
Byers. Mrs. W. W. Willock, Mrs. J. Stuartr
Brown. Mrs. J. R. Djlwortb, Miss Sue Dalzell,
Mrs. G. H. Howe.
Amusement Committee Chairman, MrS.
Frank B. Nimick; Secretary, Miss Guthrie; as
sistants. Miss Olive Jones, Mrs. R. R. Singer,
Miss Hamilton, Miss Sellers.
Ice Cream Table Miss Julia Hardimrt mana
gers. Miss Mary Watson, Miss Sawyer-Miss
Zug; Miss Cbalfant, Miss Benney, Mrs. F. T.
Moorhead; aids, Mrs. F. G. Kay. Miss Julia
Phillips, Miss Mary Phillips, Miss Emma Suy
dam. Miss Mary Cbalfant, Miss Harriet Wat
son, Miss Metcalfe, Miss Crossman, Miss Julia
Morgan. Miss Mary Graft, Miss Robinson, Miss
F. McKnight ,
Lemonado Table Miss Hussey. Chairman;
managers, aliss Benney, Miss N.Stewart, Miss
McCormlck; aids. Miss Maide Seibeneck. Miss
Alice Lyon, Miss Anna Robinson, Miss Maide
A Talking- Major General.
From the London Saturday Kevlew.
It is Lord Wolseley's misfortune that he
never can keep within the proper bounds. It
Is a permanent weakness of Lord Wolseley's
that be cannot speak about the army without
launching into large assertions of the most
doubtful accuracy, or, what is worse still, into
gush. It has been necessary to point out before
that, If Lord Wolseley is a modern soldier, then
the modern soldier is a great deal tod fond of
listening to himself, too self-conscious, too fond
of talking abont things he ought to take for
granted. But the Adjutant General has been
told that often before, and has paid no atten
tion. His genius is too strong for him, no
doubt, and he will, in consequence, have to
continue to be told It.
From the Philadelphia Times.:
If Ajax were alive now he might keep right
on defying the lightning, but he would have to
be mighty respectful to the electric light wires.
A Cose or Hydrophobia.
front the Minneapolis Tribune. 3
A Kentnckian recently died of water on the
brain, and his neiehbors' say it must have
1 gotten into his system during a rates tona.
INVESTIGATING HOG HATES.
The Inter-State , Commerce Commission In
Session at Chicago A Railroad Presl-
-dent Cornered by Somo Close Questions.
Chicago, May 28. The Inter-Stato Com
merce Commission resumed its session at the
Palmer House this morning; hearing the coh
tlnuatlbn of the evidence in the case ot the
Board of Trade agamst molt of the Western
railroads leaving the city. There were eight
witnesses for the complainant and threo for the
defense heard before 1 o'clock, when a recess
was taken for an hour. The first witness was
John B. Robertson, of the Alierton Packing
Company, who was put on the stand by the
He was asked if there was not an agreement
between the packers stating that a portion of
the packing-bouses should remain closed, and
should receive a certain amount from those
which were working during the time they re
mained closed. Mr. Robertson refused to an
swer the question, on the advice of S. W. Alier
ton. Mr. Alierton was next put on the stand,
and asked the same question, but also refused
tp answer Jf c. Heightley, a packer, was put
oh the stand and asked the same question. He
answered that there was such an agreement.
A Sensational Statement.
After thls-statement, which created quite a
sensation, it was agreed that the agreement
would be presented as evidence during the
afternoon. No attempts were made to bring
out further evidence on this point. Secretary
Stone, of the Board of Trade, read statistics
showing that the output of the packing inter
ests in Chicago had been decreasing, while
those in Kansas City, Omaha and other West
ern points bad been rapidly increasing:
U. H. Miller, of the Pennsylvania Railroad;
Albert Gates, in the cooperage commission:
N. J. Inglehart, Jay Morton, a salt dealer, and
P. A. Underwood, pork packer, were put on the
stand by the complainant. The defense put on
W. H. Hosmer. a packer, Charles B. Souter. a
packer at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and James H.
Wisnerm, a packer at Des Moines, each of
whom testified concerning the freight rates on
different products charged them by the differ
Other similar witnesses were E. D. Hawkln
sou and H. D. Bogue, of Sioux City, and Benja
min F; Britton. of Des Moines. One ot the
most interesting witnesses of the day was
Ueneral Manager Jeffrey, of the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad. "
Jeffrey on the Stand.
"What do you consider a fair rate on hogs to
Chicago?" he was asked.
"About 50 cents or I cent a ton per mile."
'And for narldnp- hnnw nrnAntr
"About 40 cent3 per 100 pounds."
"Are the present rates lower or higher than
in the pastf"
"They are lower than they have been at some
time and higher than they have been at
The question was then asked Mr. Jeffrey why
it was that the rate was higher on live hogs
than oh the dressed product. After an attempt
to evade the question he replied by saying: "I
don't know. It has been that way for a long
This being the vital point in the investigation,
the, Commissioners themselves took a hand in
the matter, and Mr. Morrison said : "Now, Mr.
Jeffrey, let ns say that your road is able to
transport the entire pork product of these
estern towns to Chicago, what then would
be the more profitable to your road, live hogs
at 50 cents a hundred or the product at 10
Some Other Considerations.
"Taking into consideration the faot that we
would haul all the hogs to the packer"
"I don't want you to take anything Into con
sideration except my question."
" Then I can't sav. Not nvnn n. rata Airt
can figure out that problem. The question is
"No Indeed," Interjected Judge Cooley; "it is
not an abstract one. To these Chicago people
who have hundreds of -thousands of dollars at
stake, it is a very practical one."
wen, x cant answer it witnout figuring In
"We would be glad theh,"said Chairman
Cooley, "if you will take time to do a little fig
uring." "But it will only be guess work."
"That li Just what we shall have to do."
"On cross-examination Mr. Jeffrey said his
estimate was made at 1 cent a ton per mile,
because in 1887 at a slightly higher rate the
road declared a 7 per cent dividend on $30,000,
000, while last year at a less rate it hardly paid
6 per cent.
A decision will not be reached by the Com
mission until after the testimony Is written up.
A HMDBED iNAK8 IN A BALL.
The Wonderlnl Sight Witnessed try a Truth
ful Goorgta Fisherman.'
From the Atlanta Constitution.
A crowd of gentlemen were seated in Ferret's
restaurant at Milledgeville, telling of the won
ders that exist in and about Black Lake, the
famous fishing pond below the city, when sud
denly the conversation drifted into a discus
sion of the different varieties of snakes that
abound there. Mr. Blank, who spends a great
deal of his spare time in fishing, said:
"Gentlemen, I am going to tell you something
that you won't believe, but it's tbe truth if ever
I told it In my life. I was at Black Lake last
year fishing, and in company with another of
our party, rowed our boat a considerable dis
tance out in the lake. We heard a terrible
hissing noise that sounded like a thousand
blackbirds singing; the noise, apparently, was
100 yards from ns; neither of ns knew what it
was and the sound was so distinctly different
from anything we had ever heard before, we
decided to investigate it. We rowed the boat
up the lake about 200 yards before we came to
the mysterious racket, I looked over on the
bank of the lake and there I saw a ballot
snakes as big as a flour barrel knitted and
plaited together like the staves in a cotton
"There were at least 100 big snakes in the roll.
This sounds pretty big. but it's the truth if ever
I told It, and I can prove it by Pete Fair. Ask
him. and he will tell you that that roll of
snakes was as big as a syrup barrel," and he
walked off with an expression on bis face that
convinced the crowd that be bad not only told
the truth, bnt had modified it. to keep some
body from accusing him of exaggeration.
FOUR'bROTHERS WJ3D StSTEES.
The Way Farmer Meyers' Sqnajnnd Farmer
Klanlck's Dnnghtera Mated.
Columbus, Iks., May 28. "Near the county
line, 12 miles from this city; and near together,
reside two prosperous farmers named Dempsy
Kintilck and J. H. Meyers. The former's
family seems to have run to girls and the latter'
to boys, and they have manifested a remark
able llkinc for one another, four of the sons of
Movers having married four of the daughters
Thev Should be Careful.
From the Sew York World.l
Some time ago a young man who had been
reading one of Edgar Saltus' pessimistic novels
committed suicide. Hb case is recalled by a
recent occurrence In San Frincisco. Mrs. Wll
lardC. Wright was reading Ella Wheeler Wil
cox's "Poems of Passion" to her husband,
when tbe latter pulled a revolver from his
pocket and fired four shots at the startled
reader. Fortunately his aim was bad and no
great harm was done. Whetherhe was sud
dcnlyseized with gynephobia at the thought
that a jvoman had written the poems,
or was simply trying to shoot the verse IS not
known. At all events, Saltus and Mrs. Wilcox
should be careful abopt what they write.
The Men Who Got the Profits.
From the Detroit Free Press.1
Tho New York hotels made littleor no profit
out of the Centennial. The street railways,
restaurants and saloons reaped post of the
harvest, and the pickpockets and gamblers
An American for Pope.
"Sent York Herald Special Cabie. :
Pabis, May 27. A Paris writer in the Matin
indicates that the next Papal Conclave will be
compelled by the drift of events to elect as
Pope an English or American Cardinal.
Wlfhajannty cloak and swagger;
A guitar hung from his shonlders by a ribbon,
bine at that; '
And his breeches never-bigger
Than would show his shapely figure,
And a fascinating feather In his funny tilted hat.
So he wandered forth a-warrlng,
And a-rhymlhg and gnttarlng.
And In attitudes artistic tinkled many a tricksy
And the ladles all adored him
And the balcbnles encored him,
And bis tunes were legal tender for his welcome
Thus a-hummlng and a-strummlng,
And a-woolng and a-cooing, '
Droning ditties by the dozen,
Lisping sonnets by the score.
Went the hero of our story
Through Us glamor and Its glory.
Ah! so mellow and so merry was tbe gallant
a "da? inhe ixmtcm,
Father Deat Warned From Rome -,
rxxw TOOK BUBXAU SrXCULS.I
NEW.Yons, May ffll-The Rev. Franci3
Dent, the Franciscan monk who Is suing Vicar
General William Keegan, of Brooklyn, and
Bishop Stephen Vincent Ryan, of Buffalo, for
slander, has received by letter same advice and
warning from a high eccleslastio at Borne.
Father Dent's correspondent begs him not to
become a second Father McGIynn, hut to come
to' Rome, tell the Pope all about the row, and
let His Holiness fix up the whole matter.
Father Denti however, says; "It Is too late for
such nonsense." As his own attorney, he has
maae preparations to convince 'the Brooklyn
courts that Vicar General Keegan and Bishop
Ryan should pay $25,000 each for slanderine
him. He will then lecture against Bishop
Ryan in every town in the diocese.
General Hnrrlson Will Go to Brooklyn.
President Harrison has accepted an invita
tion to attend the Memorial Day ceremonies In
Brooklyn. Ha will leave Washington to-morrow
afternoon or evening, and will probably be
accompanied by Secretary Tracy. He will be
the guest of General Knapp, of Brooklyn, dur
ing his stay. Grand Marshal Henry W.Knbzht
will call on the President and escort him to the
reviewing stand. After the parade General
Harrison will be Invited to Join Grant Post, G.
A. R, in their memorial visit to General
Grant's tonrb. He expects to return to Wash
ington Thursday evening. Secretary Tracy
and Private Secretary Halford will accompany
Tho Archbishop Had His Hnnda Fall.
Archbishop Corrigan, with cope and mitre,
made his annual visit to the Roman Catholic
Protectory in West Chester; to-day. He in
spected tbe departments, made a speech, and"
connrmed SM boys and girls.
Tired ofBelng Stared At.
William Asslng (Ah Slngj, the city's only
Chinese policeman, resigned from the force last
night. He leaves a clean record. He has been
one of the lions of the town ever since his ap
pointment, five years ago. For a long time he
enjoyed as great newspaper notoriety as Mr:
Crowley, of Central Park: Every day he has
been stared at and followed by parties of cu
rious tourists: He became tired of this notori
ety, and two days ago got an engagement to
drive trucks. Trucking does not pay so well
as clubbing, but Asslng says he prefers less
money and more peace of mind.
Mrs. Ayer Declines Housekeeping.
Harriet Hubbard Ayer has given up her ele
gant home in West Thirteenth street. The
furniture, pictures, bric-a-brac and silver of the
old Ayer house are advert! sed for sale.
Engaged in Boycotting a Cbnrch.
Miss Carrie A. Mahrenholz, daughter of a
wholesale shoe dealer, died suddenly Sunday,
and no priest could be summoned to administer
the last sacrament. Her father, who is a Ro
man Catholic, was refused a burial permit for
Calvary Cemetery by tbe priests of St. Ann's
Roman Catholic Chnrch, because she had not
been shriven. This afternoon Miss Mahren
holz's body was cremated at Fresh Pond,.L. I,
The services were conducted by a clergyman of
the Dutch Reformed church. Mr. Mahrenholz
will remove the bodies of eight other members
of his family from the cemetery, and will carry
many of his friends from the church.
He Insists on Sunday Opening.
Morris K. Jessup, J. M. Constable, D. Willis
James, Robert Stuart and Oswald Ottendbr
f er, a committee of the trustees of the Museum
of Natural History, called upon Mayor Grant
to ask for the immediate Issue -ot the $400,000
worth of bonds authorized by the Legislature
to build an addition to the museum. The
Mayor Surprised the committee by pointing
out tbe extent of the city's indebtedness, the
new bonds that will have to be issued and the
narrow margin between the total and the
amount the city's indebtedness must not ex
ceed. Bdt they wanted their money, jnst the
The Mayor then said that he was committed
to tbe opening of the museum on Sunday, and
would In any event make this a condition of
Issuing the bonds. The committee thought
this conld not be done, but were willing to con
sider it after the new wing should be built.
This did not suit the Mayor's views. He thinks
that the day on which the majority of the peo
ple have their only chance of visiting the mu
seum is one on which it should be open. I10
result is likely, therefore, to follow the com
The Bishop Post Mortem.
In the Bishop Inquest, which was resumed
this morning, Depdty Coroner Jenkins testified
to having, on May 18, examined the body of the
deceased mind reader, reopening the incisions
previously made. He found the body well pre
served. In the chest cavity he found many
vital organs and also the brain. The organs all
seemed in a healthy condition, and in their ap
pearance presented no cause for death. Por
tions of the brain and of the vital organs were
missing: however, so that tho witness could not
speak with certainty as to the condition of the
Snch a Bold Assertion.
From tho 2ievr York Tribune.3
The audacity of the press in forecasting fu
ture events is one of its most marked charac
teristics. Here, for instance, is an influential
paper published in Madrid making the follow
ing declaration: "We venture to assert in all
candor that the United States will yet give the
black men the right to vote at Presidental elec
tions, if no more."
Don't be Surprised.
From the Chattanooga Times.
Don' t make an (1) if yon meet a girl of the (.)
bearing a huse parasol with a handle thatlooks
like a (T), because they're fashionable.
Axabu bells are tolled for lost children in
Altoona, Pa. .
Mbs. John Wow, of Quakertown, Pa., has
40,000 silk worm eggs on the eve of hatching.
A Houtzdale, Fa., youth stuffed an infant's
mouth so full of dry mustard that it took a
doctor to dig it out.
The barn of Henry Taylor, of Fishertown,
Pa., Bedford county; being built of pitch-pine
was so gnawed np by worms that it has to be
A little danghter of John Bartell, of Mount
Washington. Pa., was sent after groceries with
25 cents, wMch she put in her mouth for safe,
keeping. On the way she stumbled, and the
coins fie w down her throat.
While George White, of Drumore, tan
caster connty; was asleep in bed recently
he was bitten on the legs so extensively by a
bee that he has to have medical aid. The limbs
are still swollen much beyond their natural,
A lAdt applicant for permission to teach in
Ashtabula'county, Ohio, changed the marks on
her blank civen by tbe examiner in geography
from 75 to 95, and in history from 71 to 91. But
her ink didn't match the examiner's, and she
was placed In the humiliating position of being
A Slattnoton.Pa., man had fed his chickens
and was going home with a kettle ot surplus
corn, which also held raanyjeggs,when he came
upon a chicken fight. He flung his corn at the
combatants, and his jaw dropped with amaze
ment as he saw them yellow-coated with a flash
of the forgotten eggs.
A West Virginia electrician has fnvented
a wire flshintr rod with an electric bell which
will ring for every nibble. There ought to also
be a camera attached to the hook to photo
graph the fish that wasn't caught and a phono
graphic arraneement to tell the fish stories,
then the fisherman could drink in peace.
In a small town near Wheeling; W. Va.,
lately, a housewife was unable to churn her
butter, andthefailnrawasattrlbntedtoa witch.
Accordingly tbe husband fired a shot into the
cream to kill the witch, but without avail. The
wife was then atold by neighbor that by
making a silver dollar hot and throwing It into
the churn she would be able to drive the witch
out. She tried It, and the butter came all right.
Dayton, -O., has a woman under lock and
key who is a case ior linguists and doctors.
This is tbe second time sho has been locked up
for safe keeping, having been found wandering
aroqnd the streets. Persons have tried to get
her to talk in Engksb, German, French, Italian,
Spanish, and in feet nearly all the different
languages, .but aettlng seems to awake in, her
any ideas. No pefcon who flaSjei tried oua
CUIIODS CONDENSATIONS. -
Smallpox is said to be raging among tht
Okanagon Indians on the Pacific coast.
"European steamers carrie'd over 3,50O,
000 in gold out of New York on e day last week
A rich vein of gold ore Is reported to
have been -found on a farm near Gainesville,
The cable cars on State street, Chicago,
are driven at the rate of 10K to 11 miles an
Thirty divorces were granted in one day
during the recent session of the SupremeCourt
at Manchester, N.H.
A number of persons in Atlanta re
sponded to a parrot's cry of Are" and discov
ered that a house across the way was in flames-
Several citizens of Greensboro, Ga.', are
devoting much time to taming crows. The
birds are verV in tellisent and can be easily
Charlie Robinson, of Xawfenceville,
Ga., the other evening, by means of sticks,
stones, ew, killed a coachwhlp that measured
8 feet and 9 Inches.
In a hollow in a tree cut down near-Atlanta
last week were fonnd eight muskets and
two bayonets. It is supposed that they were
placed there by soldiers during the Rebellion.
Terre Haute permits hogs to run at large
in the public streets. Mr. Jason removed the
fences aroun d his bouse, the botrs came npon
his grounds, and he has begun 119 lawsuits to
Long Island has some very swell beg
gars. Around Bellmore the beggars go around
with horses and wagons, and it is not an an.
usual thine to get as much as a horse can draw
in one day's travel.
An effort is to be made in Iowa to strip
the law of its nonsense. Lawyers declare that
deeds, warrants and all other Ieral papers can
oe cut down one-nan in tne amount 01 '
ases and wherefores.
A citizen of South Chester, Pa., ab
sorbed in a street fakir's jests a few nights ago.
and unheedfnl of a passing drum corp". was
strnck on the nose by a baton which the
dram major was twirling, and bad to be taken
to a drugstore and fixed up wltn court plaster.
Paris has taken tbe lead in bringing to
time one of the greatest oppressors of tho
traveling pnblic the cabman. Recently in
that city 30 drivers were arrested and sentenced
to one month's imprisonment for ill-treatment:
of passengers. Some of them had assaulted
foreigners who objected to being imposed
Intemperance has spead to such an ex
tent among boys and girls in Austria that tha
Vienna School Board is again moving to have a
law enacted prohibiting the sale of intoxicants
to children under 15 years of age. The appear
ance of a boy at school in a state of drunken
ness is said to be by no means a rare sight in
An old Indian squaw went into a dry
goods store in Bangor, Me., tbe other day and
bought some dress pattern, together with
needles, thread and thimble. She asked to be
allowed to eo Into a back room to sew a little.
About an hour afterward she came from the
room wearing a dress made of the material she
had just bought, and went out of the store evi
dently well satisfied with her purchase.
A remarkable case of snake charming
is reported from Greshamville,Ga. The mother
of little Belle Hart saw her child standing;
with a stick in hand, steadfastly gazing at a
large coachwhlp snake, both snake and child
looking intently at each other, and neither
moving an Inch. The child was pulled away by
her mother, when Belle, trembling from head
to foot, began to violently cry. She explained
that she had intended. Killing the snake, bnt it
"caught her eye." Try as she would and hor
ror stricken as she was she tried hard she
could not withdraw her eyes from the snake,
ana sue ieeis mat 11 sne naa noi Deen tasen
away from the spot by her mother she conld
not much longer have resisted an influence
which seemed to urge her to advance to where
the snake lay on the ground.
In Prussia the State railroads make
special concessions in favor of poor persons In
ill health. On receipt of proper credentials
such persons are conveyed to hospitals, baths
and other sanitariums in third-class carriages
at the "military" rate of L5pfening per kilo
meter (abont six-tenths of 1 cent per mile.)
Tbe same privilege Is extended to scrofulous
children of tbe lower classes and their attend
ants. The inmates of asvlums for the blind,
deaf and dumb, and orphans, with their attend
ants, are carneu ine same rate on vacatioi
trips to the houses of relatives. One attendant
is allowed to each unfortunate, and the redac
tion in fare Is given to the attendants when ths.
go for their charges or return home after Ieavf
lng them at the asylum. Poor children who)
are sent to the country In summer by societies or
municipalities are also conveyed at the military
rate. Furthermore, ail officers of benevolent
societies and Institutions, whether sectarian or
secular, when traveling In the interest of char,
ity, are allowed the use of second-class car
riages at third-class rates.
Recently a colored swain of Jackson
ville, Fix, was in the gall of bitterness because
he had set the time, got the consent of tho Idol
of his heart, and all was ready for the mar
riage feast except one thing; It was the
license, which required $3 to obtain. The
groom-elect spent the entire day endeavoring
to raise the necessary amount to pay for tho
license, but toward the shades of night he was
still without the required sum. He then made
a last and pitiful appeal to tbe County Judge
to help him in this hour of distress. The man
who wanted to be married counted ont a few
nickels, and declared that It was all that be
had left after preparing for tbe marriase
feast, and the time was short for the consum
mation of the contract. He next began to beg
for a few days' grace, and the Justice, wanting
his supper very much, ended the man's an
guish by drawing a note for the amount, which
was readily signed, and-tbe colored bean de
clared he wonld pay tbe note with tbe first
money he got hold of. His moumlnc; was at
once changed Into shouts of joy, and Sambo
left the Court House amid shouU of triumph
and laughter, as the night of jubilee bad
come, and he would soon be the happiest man
on earth. .
REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER.
A man knows all about the "all gone"
feeling the patent medicine advertisements speaX
of Jnst after he has lost all his money at poker.
The air with scent the clover fills,
Which glads the senses,
And goats re eating circus bills
From off the fences.
SERVED Tmf EIGHT.
A chief of the tribe of the Sioux
Assaulted a heathen Hindloux;
Into jail he was cast
And he's there hard and fast
And feeling, no doubt, verybuonx.
The worst of these child's banks, said a
fond father tbe other day, is that it takes so long
to get tbe money out of them when you are la ay
hurry to catch the train.
POOR FELLOW S
The man who in the suburbs lives
Knows now some miserable hoars.
For while he's at his work the hens
Scratch up his growlnxplants and Sowers,
In these enchanting days 'tis bliss
Through country lanes to stroll
And steal from Nellie's lips a kiss
Beneath her parasol 1
The last time. "I thought, Henry," said)
the wife reproachfully as her husband stumbled
In abont midnight rather the worse for wear, "1
thought that you were not going to drink any
"Thlsh'er lasht tlmem'dear."
''Yes, bnt you said before it was the last Ume.'l
'Did I shay sho before?"
"Guessher mus' a bin drank then ble-and
forgot er' bout It."
A Free Ticket Day I managed to get
a complimentary ticket for the theater out of
Playfalr tne other day.
Knight Is that so? How did you manage It?
D.-Ob 1 1 treated him and some of his friends.
K. Drinks, cigars and so forth?
K.-Jiow mnch did the treats cost?
D. Ohl only about SJ.
She Must be Beautiful. De Baggs YeH
lowly, I understand, is going to marry a rich girl,
De Caggs Ahi Is she beautiful?
De B. Beautlfnl? Of course she is beautUal,-.
Didn't I say she is rich?
TJp from tbe sod the daisies peep,
The frigid days are over;
Th & wild rose blows and soon knee deel
The klne will be in clover.
The springtime to the meads and treer
yaw gives a rich adorning;
The songbirds with their symphonies,
Awake tne goioen morning. -
Hal hal we'll soon go ont of town ,
To see our country cousin: t
The strawberry's here and eggs are down
To M seats a dozen. " " '
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