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PITTSBURG. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1SS9.
. DEC0EATI0H- SAY.
Nature as well as man celebrates Decora
tion Say. She hangs all her leafy banners
out, and makes all the gardens gay. The
snn is fickle, bat it is almost his steadfast
fashion to shine brightly on this day of
Hay. Even the wind's trill is to be warm
and gentle when the people adorn the graves
of patriots and recall the deeds of the
Happily here man is in fall accord "with
nature. Decoration Day is at once a festi
val and a season of sorrow. If the hands of
those who celebrate it most sincerely are full
of flowers, if the glint of saber and bayonet,
the tap of drum, the blare of brass, the tramp
of marching men and the deep voices of
cannon recall the glory of war, deep In
thousands of hearts spring again the mem
ories of father, husband, brother and friend
who fell in the service of their country.
But Decoration Day should avail more
than this. As the tender plants and small
images of the jrreat flag of freedom are
planted to-day oyer those whose patriotic
doty is done, so may the seeds of tree pat
riotism be sown in the hearts of the chil
dren to blossom, should the unhappy need
ever come again, in deeds as glorious as
their sires did in the defense of the Union.
It is never too early for the American to
learn that it is most honorable to meet
death at the hands of the enemies of their
So when the day comes that personal grief
shall no longer be awakened by the me
morial services, when a generation' shall
arise to whom the honored dead .shall be
unknown, then the spirit of patriotism will
continue to inspire the souls of Americans
as they gather on Decoration Day to strew
flowers on the soldiers' graves.
CAK "WE AFFORD ITT
The intelligence that a British squadron
is to be sent to cruise in Behring Sea for the
protection of British sealing vessels against
the United States revenue authorities,
should inspire our Government with a little
consideration as to whether its coarse in up
holding a mononolv of sealintr is founded
. -'"ipon reason. The fact is, that the policy of
tbe United States Government in Alaskan
waters is in the interests of a single sealing
corporation, which exercises an unjustifiable
monopoly over the business. American as
well as British subjects who are not mem
bers of the favorite company 'are excluded
from sealing, in the interests of that monop
oly. Por tbe pnrpose of upholding that
combination tbe United States makes a
claim of jurisdiction over an open sea such
as it would repudiate if made by the En
glish Government with regard to the
fisheries on the Atlantic coast. "We think
the majority of the American people will
agree that the United States cannot a&ord
to get into a dispute with Great Britain in
tbe interests of a monopoly like the Alaska
SUCCESSFUL POLICE "WOEK.
Arrests continue in the Cronin esse. Very
vigorous protests are likewise made by
members of the Clan-na-Gael society against
the assumption that their order had any
thing to do with the terrible piece of busi
ness. They criticise the Chicago police for
going upon the ground that the society was
concerned. Of course it is true that, so far,
the police have not offered formal evidence,
unless in the secrecy of the grand jury room,
to prove the motive of the murder political,
but that they have at least succeeded well in
their hunt for the perpetrators is shown in
the confessions already made, and by the de
cisive action of the grand jury. It does ap
pear to be the one remarkable case in which
the police have been equal to the emergenoy.
As to how far erroneous impressions may
possibly prevail in, public as to the cause of
the murder, that is to appear farther on.
"What is clear is that the police seem to have
tbe case thoroughly in hand; and if sus
picions have been falsely 4or malignantly
cast on Cronin's former political associates,
the course of the trial will vindicate them;
while it the accusations are based on fact,
tbe offenders are as sore to receive their
A RESULT 07 SPOILS POLITICS.
The terrible disclosures which have been
made in regard to the conduct of the county
insane asylum at Chicago, ought to deal a
"deathblow to the practice of placing insti
tutions of that sort under the spoils system.
Indeed it should be sufficient to kill the
spoils system, altogether; but it is peculiar
ly forcible in showing tbe iniquity of the
plan as applied to public institutions.
The testimony leaves no doubt as to the
abuse of insane patients. Crowding a
dozen of tbem together without care and
letting the strong ones abuse the weak was
an every-night occurence. The betrayal of
the female insane by the keepers is hinted
at, and a case is pretty well established of
at least one lunatic killed by the brutality
of the keepers. On top of this the testimony
Is overwhelming that'the abases are due to
the political control of the asylum. One physi
cian declared that they were produced by
the spoils system. Another witness who
was favorable to the superintendent of the
asylum testified that be did the best he
could while the places had to be filled by the
political favorites of the County Commis
sioners. And an ex-commissioner stated
that efforts to better the asylum in the
County Board had failed "by reason of the
differences ol views and opinions regarding
the policy to be pursued l?y the County
Board, between its members." In view-of
these 'facts the following remarks of tbe
, court have a decided point:
J' Appointments in this county mad by men
who are elected to office proceed to a greater
or less extent on tbe theory that those who
have won the fight have a richt to parcel oat
the offices, and we are all to blame for that
the whole community, all the citizens.
In tbe majority of political appointments
the appointees do not have the chance
either to abase or to murder the insane
wards of the public. But if political in
fluence cannot select men of sufficient in
telligence to keep them from abusing irre
sponsible lunatics is it likely to satisfacto
rily fill offices requiring higher intelligence
for the discharge of their duties.
HO DfPOSfirBILITY ABOUT IT.
It will be seen in our local columns that
the officers of the Amalgamated Association
have been informed on behalf of the manu
facturers that there can be no conference on
the scale this year, because the Manufac
turers' Association went to pieces last year.
Consequently the scale adopted by the asso
ciation will be presented to each firm by the
lodge In the respective mills.
"We have no doubt thatasettlement of the
scale can be effected in this way; but it
hardly seems probable that the same uni
formity of .results will be attained as by a
conference. It is rather hard to see why
the dissolution of the Manufacturers' Asso
ciation should render a conference impossi
ble. If we are not mistaken the manufac
turers appointed a committee for conference
long before the association -was formed; -and
it would not be hazardous topredict that
the same thing will be done long after that
organization has gone to pieces.
Bat as the only persons who will be placed
at any disadvantage by separate action
among the manufacturers and united action
among the men will be the manufacturers
themselves, they can of coarse take the pol
icy that suits them best
THEY IQH0RE THE LAW.
The recent decision of the United States
Supreme Court, which took into considera
tion the legal status of combinations to sup
press competition, is being quoted as con
taining food for reflection. The case arose
out of a combination between two gas com
panies in Baltimore, and the Court, while
holding that a statute in Maryland made
the contract invalid, gave some declarations
upon the general subject of such combina
tions, which are full of pertinence on the
present policy of trusts and pools.
Thus tbe Court said: "Innumerable cases
might be quoted to sustain the proposition
that combinations among those engaged in
business impressed with pnblio or quasi
publio character, which are manifestly pre
judicial to the public interest, cannot be up
held." Again as bearing especially upon
the agreements between corporations by
which they unite to suspend competition
with each other, -the Court declared: "It is
also too well settled to admit of doubt, "that
a corporation cannot disable itself by con
tract from performing the public doty which
it has undertaken, .and by agreement
compel itself to make pnblio accom
modations or convenience subservient
to its private interests." These prin
ciples, if applied to their legitimate ex
tent, would make short work of all the trusts
and pools, which are now so much in vogue.
The editorial comments upon this decision
betray an impression that it is the enuncia
tion of new or at least generally unknown
doctrines. That is incorrect. The doctrines
have been declared time and again by the
highest courts and legal writers. The
supreme courts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Massachusetts and the Court of Appeals of
New Tork, have all laid down this doctrine
as clearly as the United States Supreme
Court does. It is important of course that
the United States Supreme Court has re
newed the declarations which have been
recognized principles ol law for centuries;
but it is also pertinent to remember that the
law has been clearly recognized and "the
principle undisputed, from the beginning
of constitutional government.
In view of that fact, there is the most,
food for reflection in the fact that the greatest
bodies of capital have persistently gone on
with their policy in violation of the recog
nized and fundamental principles of law.
THE ANTIQUE 15 BURLESQUE.
"When the aged but ever fair Lydia
Thompson was in Pittsburg a few months
ago it was a noticeable feature of her en
gagement that it was not financially a howl
ing success. In fact, the company must
have then been on its last legs, although to
look at them 'they appeared substantial
enough to have borne the fair burlesqners
for years with ease and comfort. Just now
Lydia and her manager are trying to find
out who is liable for the season's losses.
Lydia says she put in $2,000, and thinks she
ought not to pay more for the privilege of
dancing like an eighteen-year-old and sing
ing like a swan with' a sore throat at the
venerable age of two score years and ten.
And we agree with Lydia.
Bat we think Lydia, with her British
blondes and brunettes, had better go home.
Americans are too impressionable. They
are not accustomed to such juvenile song
and dance artists. It was only last Satur
day that an ardent youth of Chicago killed
himself on account of a hopeless infatuation
for Lydia Thompson. He was but twenty
five. Before he was born Lydia was break
ing men's hearts. The danger looms up
that the generation now in the cradle will
go crazy over the aged Lydia thirty or forty
Go home to London, Lydia, where, the
grandchildren of your first admirers are
posted on your gay deceptions, and accumu
late pounds instead of losing dollarav The
American rage for antiques is evidently
being carried to absurd lengths,
HEW YORK'S NEXT CE5TESKIAL.
"With one-centennial celebration just con
cluded, New York through- some of her
newspapers is rather vehemently urging
the desirability of holding the Great
World's-Pair in New York City in 1892,
to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the dis-J
covery of'America by Uhnstopner uolum
bus. Other cities, notably "Washington,
are also eager to boss this centennial cele
bration, but it is hardly worth while to ex
amine their clashing claims.
There is an interesting side to New York's
noisy demand to be considered the fittest
place for the Columbus Centennial Pair.
Before the metropolis is accorded the ap
proval of the country in taking the contract
for an enterprise of such magnitude it j
would be well tor ssew iom to mate it
clear that the centennial celebration of 1892
will not be conducted under the conditions
which disgraced that of 1889. If New York
will promise to send her entire Legislature
to jail, the Board of Aldermen to the work
house, and the Pour Hundred, particularly
Stuyvesant Pish and McAllister to insane
asylums, or other suitable harbors for de
mented persons, at least one month before
tbe festival of 1892 shall commence, the
country will be glad enough to sea Gotham
grab this opportunity to make some more
money under patriotic auspices.
Bat the entire country Irishes to be
spared another exhibition of legislators
and city officials fighting' for free seats,
free ball tickets, and free banquets, of
aristocratio committees bandying the
language of the gutter,, and of a Select
Assembly guzzling champagne till in con
dition to out-do the scandalous- orgies of a
The English yacht Valkyrie started out
by losing a yacht race, but since then has
been winning them. This is reversing the
rule of the Allegheny Baseball Club which
starts out by winning a game or two and
then loses straight along. -
The complaints of the Chicago organ ot
the Sugar Trust that the profits of that com
bination were 10 per cent less than last
year, because the raw article -has been cor
nered by a clique of ''Jews in Magdeburg"
is pertinent. As the Sugar Trust paid 10
per cent upon a capitalization four times the
actual investment last year, the information
that some foreign clique has cat down the
40 per cent profits of that combination is
likely to make the American public rejoice
over the existence' of someone who can
The statement that Sybil Sanderson, the
new American songstress, can take a higher
note than any other living prima donna,
affords a very clear indication as to the
kind of notes which will be needed to hear
Constant and renewed reports of immi
grants who are sent back under the im
ported labor law, together with cases where
the immigrants to be imported are known to
have not been sent back, strengthen the im
pression that the law is most effective in
keeping out the laborers whom it might be
desirable for the country to have admitted,
and in admitting those who ought to be
The report that the German mine owners
have beaten their strikers, by importing
coal from England, indicates that paternal
ism did not protect the rights of the strikers
so much as it professed to be doing.
"These is one American machine that
won't be represented at the Paris Exposi
tion. It is the political machine," says the
Philadelphia Times. This is in the nature
of unexpected news. "We were under the
impression that the Hon. "Whitelaw Beid
and the' Hon. Lewis McLane were both
present at the Paris Exposition.
It is some satisfaction, in view of the re
peated defeats of the Allegheny baseball
team, to know that we have the old resort
still open to us, and can ease our injured
spirit by laying it on the umpire.
On his recent trip the President discov
ered a citizen of Keynoldtown, Md., who
was willing to take the President's office
and salary, since the latter was tired of it.
This will convince tbe "" President that he
cannot escape the importunities of ambi
tious office seekers, even by leaving "Wash
ington. Bkv. Heber Newton's lecture upon
"The Merits of Trusts and Monopolies,"
ought to be as brief as the famous chapter
on "SnakeB in Ireland." There are no
merits to trusts and monopolies.
The news that the Earl of Zetland has
accepted the position of YiceroT of Ireland,
shows the success of the-Tory Government in
at last obtaining as a nominal ruler of
Ireland, a member of the . nobility whose
principal recommendation Is that he was
never heard of in politics before.
Mb. Mabion Cbawtobd is said to be a
candidate for a consulate. If it is stipu
lated that Mr. Crawford is to write no more
novels, the pnblio. will deem it worth while
to let him have the office.
The report that the grasshoppers are get
ting ready to appear in large numbers out
"West next year gives rise to a dark sus
picion that the boomers of the "Western
States are setting things up to have the
grasshoppers counted in the next census.
The numerous shooting- scrapes which it
is necessary for a man to go through, in or
der to hold real estate in Guthrie, Okla
homa, indicates that about the hardest lot,.
in life is one in Guthrie.
The public is waiting with breathless
anxiety to hear the overwhelming severity
with which Colonel Elliott P. Shepard will
declare the present administration a failure,
because the President went upon a Sunday
excursion down the Chesapeake Bay.
PBES0SAL FACTS AND FANCIES.
The oldest Yale, alumnus, is the Bev. Br.
Joseph D. Wickhani, ot Manchester. Vt. He
is 92. He will attend tbe coming Yale Com
The New York World says: Mme. Blavatsky,
the Theosophist has explained the Keely
Motor. She says: "The force "is in Keely, Is
part'of him and will die with him." The stock
holders of the Keely Motor Company should
get Kecly's life insured for a large amount. Or
does Mme. Blavatsky mean that there Is no
hope for the stockholders?
Amzlie-Rives Chahi-ee had a strange
caller in Paris a few days ago no less a person
age " than Louise Michel. The Nihilistic
Parisienne has literary tastes and aspirations;
and she was anxious to have tbe author of "The
Quick or the Dead?" read certain manuscript
poems and'pass judgment upon them. Just
what Amelie said to Louise Is not known, bat
the former confessed to a friend that she was
afraid of the little Anarchlste and did not dare
to refuse her request. 1
Hebe Is a carious story that Is told about
Ardltl in Berlin: "ArdiU was sitting In his
room when a gentleman was annonnced whose
name he did not quite catch. 'X am Mr. Jonas,'
the visitor said) 'you may not remember my
playing second violin under yon In New York.
I worked rather hard then, but I have since
changed that profession, lam a millionaire
now, and if you "will come and dine with me I
own the Continental Hotel among others (sic)
I should be so happy to see you and Mme,
Ardltt, So be went, and his charming wife
too, and it seems they had .a dinner to shame
Iincullus and Gargantua in their graves. Moral
of the story: Merer despise small musicians.
A man may play second fiddle to yon for a long
time, and yet suddenly rise in the. world and
give you a most delicious dinner.'1
liADT Onslow, wife of the new Governor of
New Zealand, tbe Earl of Onslow, has a hard
cross to bear at the outset of her viceregal
career. For self protection tbe colonies bare
passed a law requiring Imported dogs to go
into quarantine for a certain period before
they are allowed to wander at large, Laay
Onslow applied for an exemption order for her
pet poodle, but the loef 1 authorities were inex
orable, and decreed asix months' separation
between mistress anddog. Tbe mistake Lady
Onslow made was informally applying tor ex
emption. Had she flaietly smuggled the ani
mal ashore in a badbox(tbe orthodox mode
of evading this law), nobody wonld have been
the wiser, butas shahefself directly acquainted
the public health authorities with the animal's
coming, tbey say thep have no option but to en'
force the Jaw.
rom toe Cincinnati Commercial Qarette, J
A Texan is reported o have iayeated a, Ma
chine that will busk 12 abres of corn a day. It
is still imperfect, however, as it will not kiss
the girls, ot tho neighborhood whaaoyat it
busks a rea ear.
fiHSSKHRSf . SOTTO
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THE TOPICAL TALKER.
The President and the AlIaBtni Two Tales
of Hg nnd Bottles Tbe' Lay of a
THE allanlus throws a grateful shade. Its
leaves are large ana neavy, nut its biossomsJ
at-A nnvthtni Twit enraat- Tf fl liaa )um aW
ported. President Harrison ordered. the allan
tus trees which grow In the White House
grounds to be.cut down nobody ought to com
plain. The odor of a bone converting estab
lishment Is not more rich or delightful than
the puncent phosphoric odor which the antlers
of the allantus elve out The White House
trees of this order were brought by General
Grant from China, I believe, bat tbey are com
mon enough in some parts of this country.
New York City, and particularly Harlem,
abounds In them. They are prized for their
umbrageous qualities, but freely abused for
their free distributions ot scent.
It shows the taste of the Malays that they
call a species of this tree which Is found in the
Moluccas, or Spice Islands, the ailant Vr tree
of heaven. The American notion of heaven
certainly does not include allantus trees. They
are not even plentiful in this region.
A wholesale liquor merchant In this city told
me yesterday that he has more orders for
liquors of all sorts from a little town near
Pittsburg which bears tho namo ot being very
faithful to prohibition' ideas than from any
other community he deals with.
"I have to tax my brains," he said, "to invent
novel shapes and denominations for the pack
ages. 'Dry goods' is the most favored of the
deceptive titles, and the farthest from the
truth. I was sorry to hear of one of my ens. .
toraors having a mishap the other day. lie or
dered a quarter of beer and asked to have it
marked vinegar. His order was filled ac
cording to his directions and all went
right till the keg cot to the railway depot of
the townl'vo allnded to. The trainmen handled
the keg ronghly and started the head. The beer
ran out and the baggagemen drank the health
of the temperance man to whom the keg was
Between ourselves. It mast bo said that at
this season of the year the above tale is slight
ly open to suspicion. Still it was told to me as
Taxktno of wet goods, some time ago a very
well-known legal light in this city, who liked a
nip of the very best whisky to bo had now and
then, discovered that a bottle of rare old
whisky which he had obtalnedfor his own con
sumption was being emptied too rapidly. He
suspected that one of bis servants liked good
whisky. The girl was a great favorite with his
wife as well as him, and consequently be did
not make his suspicions public,
But he bought a bottle of tbe cheapest
whisky on the market and set In the place
hitherto occnpled by his treasured liquor.
Though he never drank a drop of it the cheap
whisky disappeared gradually in a week. By
watching closely he found that the girl be had
suspected was the thieving bibbo..
He did not want to lose such a valuable girl
and worry his wife, so after that he kept his
good whisky caref ally under lock and key, and
filled up the bottle which was easy of access
regularly with cheap whisky as it was emptied.
And for all I know he does this to-day, for the
servant Is still in his family.
Tmt rNTBODUCtNG EOItK.
Tbe bore who doesn't know a thing,
Bat claims to know it all;
The bore who's always chattering
About the game of ball;.
Tbe bore who sniffs, the bore who langhs
Ateverythlng one says
Their boring's nothing to the calf's
"Who'sbored me many days.
He loves to Introduce a man
To everyone he meets.
And like a merry rataplan .
This phrase forever beats:
This Is my good friend Mr. Doei
Doe, this is Mr. Green,
A man I'm sure you ought to know" ,
He smiling stands between.
Upon tbe street, and In tbe cars,
Ko matter where yon be.
He'll Introduce yon; nothing bars
His frenzied courtesy. .
His butcher, baker, tallorman
And men he never knew.
And men you know, aye, lfhe can, ..
He'll Introduce to you.
day he'll die, and when he goes t
To Bheol'a torrid shore, vf-t-
He'll find a special are flows " .' J,
For every kind of bore. '
And then he'll bear Old Nick him lelf
Slngout with ghoulish glee: ".
"Ton needn't introduce yourself,
Yoa'velongbeen known to met"'
CHOICE ORIGINAL ST0EIES.
A Series of Complete Novelettes to be Fob
Hshed In Tbe Dispatch,
A series of novelettes by noted authors has
been prepared for The Dispatch and will be
published weekly. Each story will be complete
In one issue of the paper. Joaquin Miller,
Wilkie Collins, Franklin File, Emma V.
Sheridan, Louise Stockton and Nym Crinkle
are among the writers whose stories will be in
cluded in the series. Nowhere else can be
found choicer-or better fiction for summer
reading. Do not miss a single story!
Sunday, June 2, we shall publish a novelette
by Joaquin Miller, entitled "For Forty Eight
Days." In reality it is history and not fiction,
although it has a strong element ot romance.
It tells for the first time tbe story of an early
campaign against the Modocs, during a part of
which Miller was in command of the expedi
tion, although a mere boy. In this very spirited
narrative is embodied all that the author
chooses to tell of the mysterious captive
maiden, who is referred to In several of his
"Song3 of the Sierras." Tbe production is in
Miller's. characteristically poetic vain, although
it deals with rough facts,. and Is a decidedly
unique piece of work. 1
TOMCATS ON A TEAR
Thlrty.Threo of the -Animal Let Loose In a
Brondwar Home. "
New Yobk, May 2a Thirty-three anxious
women, ten of tbem black and five red-haired,
besieged tbe door of Gus Heckler's Bohemia
yesterdaxaf ternoon. Each carried a parcel in
her arms which seemed to be alive. Tbey had
come in answer to the following advertisement
in a morning paper:
WANTED-A liberal price will be paid for a
tomcat; most be a good ratter. Urine him at 4
O'clock to-day to Bohemia, 1217 Broadway.
Gns claims that the above was a joke, put up
by some practical fiend. When tbe women
found that tbe "ad" was a sell, several let loose
tbe contents of tbclr "bundles, and Bohemia was
flooded with-tomcats fighting on the stairs and
In the cellar, and filling the. place with their
Mr. and Mr. Rea nt Home,
Tbe Oliver residence on Bldge avenue, Alle
gheny, was filled with people of tbe two cities
yesterday afternoon and'evenlng, it being the
second "at home" of Mr. and Mrs. HenryRea.
Tbe house was gorgeously decorated with
beautiful flowers and the guests were sumptu
ously served with rare delicacies. Altogether
tbe reception was far pleasanter than tbe for
mer one, which was marred In a measure by
A Shorter Cat to Greatness.
From tbe Chicago Tribune.!
Caller (with customary smirk of congratu
lation) He's a remarkably fine baby, and just
as likelyas not he'll be President some day.
Proud Father (shaking hk head emphatic
ally) I'm not going to expose that boy to the
uncertainties of politics. Iintend to apprentice
blm to Buffalo Bill.
The Only Mnn Who Is Bnre.
From the Boston Herald. J
' The man who alms at nothing ii this world Is
the only one who is sure to bring down his
game every time,
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Mrs. B. W. Finney.
Mrs. B. W. Finney, nee Lilly Warwick, wife
of Mr, B. W. Kinney, of tbe First National
Bank, died of consumption at her home in Wll
kinsbnrg', last Tuesday evening. Tbe deceased
was a sister of W. H. Warwick, of J. U. Cliantler
& Co., and of Mrs.-John tioigmore, of Allegheny.
Bhe wa SS years of ojre and leaves many friends to
sympathize with the husband and other relatives
at their less of Jho deewsed,
H, flJolilUo Fay,
'Clvajtc, My38-H. Melville Fv. the well.
Iaaown spirit meaiutn ana nnsnaBa or Anna Eva
Fay.tiM Inst died in a hospital, here of cancttr of
y lua vouguu. no niu w years oia.
SDBDUINQ YELLOW. FIYEB.
Inoculation' Will be the Future Preventive of
the Dread Scoorgc. 1
Pise Bmipfs. Abk'.. May !.-Dr. Wolf red
Nelson, member or the College of Physicians
and Surgeons of tbe Providence of Quebec, and
a late member of tbe State Board of Health of
Panama, read's paper yesterday at the four
teenth annual meeting of the State Medical
Society of Arkansas. The subject was 'Yellow
Fever," and the result bf his experiences ex
tending over many years at Panama, Colon,
Mexico, Cuba and Tampa, which led "to his
bold forecast, of tho Jacksonville epidemic,
was brought out Particular mention was
made in tne paper of Dr. Domingo F.
Beive, of B,io de Janeiro, who Is entitled
to honor as being the firstto recognize the germ
of yellow fever and to use inoculation as a pro
poplactic M entlon was also made of the work
of Dr. L. Girard, Jate surgeon-ln-cblef of tbe
Panama Canal Company, whose profound faith
In the protective power of inoculation was fnlly
shown by bis Inoculating himself and having a
mild form of yellow fever, which was followed
by perfect Immunity from the disease, and
finally the crucial work of Dr. Carlos Findlay
and Dr. Delgado, of Havana. Dr. Nelson be
ing personally familiar with the work of three
of these gentlemen he' boldly forecast a day
wben Inoculations against yellow fever will
take equal rank with inoculations against small
pox. "With such measures and the acid treatment
where the disease has invaded, he predicted a
new era in the treatment of this scourge, in the
presence of which physicians for four cen
turies have been powerless. Dr. Nelson de
scribed yellow fever as a blood disease, pure
and simple. Hence the absence of marked
pathological evidences, save destruction. It Is
claimed for the pure acid treatment described
oy mm tuai us acianiation 01 the life currents,
while not interfering with the oxygen carry
ing functions of tbe red-corpuscles, renders
tho blood wholly uninhabitable to tbe
germ of yellow fever, it thus ceasing to be a
culture fluid for the germs, death in yellow
fever being due Solely to death of the blood or
necremia. With such propyplastic measures
and treatment, 'and the quarantine system
recommended by Dr. Joseph Healy, yellow
lever will cease to dominate, travel within tao
tropics will be robbed of its terrors, and th
commerce of nations will be almost nntram
meled. Tho paper was listened to with profound at
tention and was ordered td be published. A
vote of thanks was accorded to the reader.
THE DRESSED DEEP FIGHT.
A Strong Sentiment for an Inspection Gen
eral In All the States.
DETltorr, 3Iay29 Tho controlling question
among the butchers now in National Conven
tion in this city, Is how to resist the encroach
ment of the dressed beef combine; and there is
a constant expression of hatred against Phil
Armour. Thomas Armour, of Chicago, speaks
very plainly against the monopoly. Among
other things Mr. Armour said: "The monopoly
is now branching out into the small towns.
Tbey compel the small retail batchers to
buy Chicago dressed Deef. If he does not
the concern will put a retail branch and sell
meat so cheap that tbe poor butcber would be
ruined. He cannot compete by selling meat of
his own slaughterinc. Yoa can't tell some dis
eased meat when dressed. Ira steer has lump
jaw or pneumonia there is no sign of it In tbe
dressed carcass; yet it is unhealthful food.
Tbe remedy is for inspection on the hoof in
every State, which means practically that beef
shall not come into a State already dressed.
This convention will take a very strong stand
in favor of more legislation. "We have been de
feated in several States, bat we do not propose
to elve up."
Vice President Nooney, of New York, said
there was not so much competition with the
monopoly in New York City, still the Influence
of the Chicago concern could be felt and was
"This session will bo very important, and its
conclusion will indicate tbe future attitude of
tbe butchers toward the monopoly. We mast
not give up tbe fight, and must strengthen our
organization for a more decisive effort next
winter. We have to fight money and bribery in
every Legislature." The Chicago men say they
do not have much competition with Armour in
.Chicago, but instead buy much of their beet
A PKISONEfi IN HEE OWN HOlJSE.
Tenants Take a Novel Dlethod of Getting
Even With Their Landlady.
PHlXiA.DEX.PliiA,May 29. Mrs. Susan Weaver
is the owner of a cozy 2-story brick house
with a pretty mansard roof, which is located on
the northwest corner of Eighth and Earp
streets, a small thoroughfare jnst north of
Beed street, but she Is now in the embarrass
ing position of being a prisoner In her apart
ment on the second floor, and the neighborhood
is greatly excited thereat
It seems that Mrs. Weaver has for some years
been renting a portion of her home, as she had
no use for so much room; and it is to her ten
ants that she owes her present embarrassment
The first floor consists of a small store and two
back rooms. A German butcher rents the
store, a back room and a bed chamber in tbe
third story. Tbe other back room and the sec
ond bed chamber underthe roof are occupied
by a journeyman barber and his young wife,
while the proprietor reserves for her own use
the entire second floor, which contains three
rooms and the bath room.
Disagreements arose between the women oc
cupying tbe house, and- one of them locked
Mrs. Weaver In her room. She has friends on
the outside wbo put provisions in a basket
which she hauls up. The woman' wbo locked
Mrs. Weaver in, refuses to let her out. Mrs.
Weaver won't talk much, but says through the
window that she is afraid to come out because
if sbe does her tenants won't let her in again,
and sbe is determined to stick it out The po
lice were asked to interfere in the matter, but
as there had been no breach of the peace they
were powerless to act, and the warfare con
tinues. A SNAKE IN THE MAIL. '
A Small bat Lively Eepillo Creates a Flurry
In tho St. Lonis P. O.
ST. LiOVls, May 29. There was quite a flurry
in the distributing department of tbe Fostofflce
this morning over the finding ef a snake in the
mail. When the packages were delivered last
night there was one that seemed to have a very
unfriendly odor. None of the clerks
wanted to associate with It and it
was quietly laid aside. This morning
its presence was so manifest that at
a consultation which was held It was deter
mined that something must be done. One of
tbe clerks reported to Major Harlow, the su
perintendent, that there was a package down
stairs that ought to be indicted, for it was cer
tainly against the peace and dignity of tbe
United States. Major Harlow started to in
vestigate, but he didn't finish, He weakened.
"It had better be opened," he said, "for it is
unmallable matter, on account of its odor."
Tbe clerks drew lots to see who should open
it and the winner gave the porter a quarter to
take the job otf bis bands. Tbe porter cut the
string and took oil the wrapper. He found a
pasteboard box aud he kicked the top off and
peeped In. He found only a little garter
snake, about 12 inches long, but it was very
Btrong. It was thrown out and tbe cant bear
ing the a ddress, still fragrant with the odor
that clang to it was forwarded. Postmaster
Hvde savs he knows it was a garter snake be
cause it nau, ".tioni sois qui niai y pense, on
A NEW SHAD HATCHERY.
A Government Reservation of 1,000 Acres.
Near Stone IXIxer, Col,
WASHlNGT02f,'May29 The Fish Comhus
sion has about completed its work with shad.
A few days ago Colonel McDonald received two
shad, each 11 Inches long, caught in the With
lacoocbee river, in Florida, where tbey were
plauted several years ago.
, President Harrison has set aside as a Gov
ernment reservation 1,900 acres of land lying
alongside Stone river, Colorado, running up
(From tbe location of tbe proposed new fish
hatchery to the source of the river, up in Jhe
I TrlzesT for Pis Driving.
J New York, May-29. An engine company of
the New Brunswick, '(N. J,) Fire Department,
will have a novel contest at the rink In that city
June 10. An inclosure resembling the pigs-ln-clover
contrivance will be built in the center of
tbe rink and a prize of $25 will be given to the
man wbo can drive four live pigs in in. 20 min
utes. Whipping will be barred.
Tbe strains of a waltz are sounding.
To and fro each dancer Bits;
I am standing out In the half-dim hall,
Where the belle of the evening sits.
A crowd of men stand around her,
And hide her face from my view;
And 1 wonder whether she's tall or short,
If her eyes are brown or blue-
If one man happens to leave her side,
Another one takes bis place:
'I will go, ' I say, f 'and have one look
At tljlj lOT'ly creature's face!"
To gaze at her oTCf'thelr shoulders
I diffidently adyance-',
Ho tpaldjs (here with, luring eye,
But a punch bowl meets my jfUaeel
CornM BtZKontUn Lt1.
Aa English Editor Comment!, oa
Reader Bishop's Case.
That Mr. Irving Bishop, tbe American
thought-reader, was not really dead wben his
body was subjected to an autopsy Is extremely
Improbable, says tbe London Standard, though
the report- will, no doubt, revive the craze re
garding premature burial wbtch has at differ
ent times disturbed many nervous people. In
an age when the signs of death were less un
derstood than at present and especially In the
South and in tropical countries; where the
corpse is frequently committed to the tomb
within 24, or even fewer, hours after death,
there hare unquestionably been cases of
hapless cataleptics, or victims of trance, being;
entombed, and reviving when help was no
longer within reach.
M. BrUhler, a French author, who published
a large book on the subject enumerated, prior
to 17Vthe year in which be wrote, Si cases of
persons burled alive. 4 of persons dissected
while still living. 63 of those who recovered
without assistance, after they had been laid InJ
tneir comns, ana raiaiseiy pronouncea to oe
dead. In the years which have since elapsed It
may be safely concluded that this dreadful roll
has been greatly increased. Of the well-authenticated
instances, that of Vesalius. the famous
mediseval anatomist is one of the earliest, and
has acquired an almost classical interest Ho
had opened an apparently dead body, when, to
the horror of the company around tbe table,
the exposed heart was seen to be still beating
Tbe case of tbe Abbe Prevost is even more re
markable. He had been struck downbyapo
plexy, but recovered his consciousness under
the scalpel, though he died almost immediately
Although cases such as these, recorded, on
undoubted evidence, are very few, yet the hor
ror of such an awful fate as premature burial
has been sufficient to arouse a widespread feel
ing of dread, and we continually hear of the
most elaborate precautions being taken to pre
vent the risk of its happening. In some conn
tries tbe dead are kept for a time in mortuary
houses specially fitted up for the purpose, bell
wires being attached to the extremities of the
corpse, so as to summon aid on the slightest
motion of the body. It may ease the tremor
of tbe timid to know that in no Instance have
these precautions proved of any use. The
truth seems to be that though trance and cata
lepsy are as common as ever they were, the
signs of detth are now so well determined that
auy medical man any layman. Indeed can,
with reasonable care, certify without fall to the
A Colonel Stevenson Is said to have been able
to suspend his own animation at will, and
feign death for many days; and everyone can
recall instances inwnlch girls have remained
in what is loosely described as a condition of
"suspended animation" for weeks together.
Bat la Mr. Bishop's case there should have
been no possibility of doubt If he had been in
a cataleptic fit only the most hideous culpabil
ity or ignorance sufficient in this country, to
secure for those guilty of it an interview with H
tne jueaicai vouncu coma nave permittea tne
NINETY MILES AN U0DE,
Fast Traveling by a Knllroad Flyer An
American Engine la England.
From the Philadelphia Becord.i
A single mile in 39 seconds, and eight miles
covered at this crodigous speed, was the record
made the other day on the Bound Brook Ball
road by engine No, 203, of the Wootten pattern,
that drew the, fast tram which leaves Philadel
phia at 730 A.' m. There were five cars m the
train, and John Hogan. a veteran engineer, was
in the cab. The massive Strong locomotive,
which has recently been tried on the Beading
Railroad, took the fast express to New York
for a number of days, and. wben No. 206 made
its remarkable run, it was trying to surpass the
record of Its rival. The speed recorded is
equivalent to a rate of over CO miles an hour.
Tbe record is probably tbe fastest ever made in
this part of the country.
Some years ago "Lone Tom," a New Jersey
Central locomotive, drew a train carrying
Chester A. Arthur, then President andaparty
of friends at the rate of a mllo in 37 seconds, as
it was claimed, bnt the achievement has been
regarded with some doubt Anotber nerform
hnce has been recalled by tbe record of No. 200.
Tbe Shaw engine, which has lately been run
ning on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, made
a trial of speed some years ago before the Ohio
Railroad Commissioners. A mile was made in
47 seconds, and for six miles a rate of 72 miles
an hour was maintained without the maximum
of performance being reached. It is likely that
this Shaw locomotive will make an attempt to
secure the record either on the Baltimore and
Ohio or the Atlantic City Railroad.
It has been decided by the Pennsylvania Rail-
roau to send one 01 its Dest engines, perhaps
"Long-legged No. 10," to England to be tried
on tbe roads there. It will make its first ap
pearance on the London and Northwestern
Railroad. As tho English railroads are much
stratehter than those in this country railroad
men are much interested to see what an Ameri-
can locomotive can ao on a bee line tracx.
A NEW HONEYMOON.
Baron and Baroness Ton Sncrow Brought
Together by the Husband' Rase.
Nw York. May 29. Baron and Baroness
Von Sncrow have made np and are now as
happy and as loving as when tbey spent the
earliest days ot their honeymoon together. The
BaroAs especially happy and was in excellent
humor to-night The happy reconciliation came
about in this way: "Wben the Baroness went to
Boston she was very angry at the notoriety that
her husband bad caused by his peculiar con
duct and would not listen to anv argument
She even kept her address from Von Sucrow.
She was at tbe Parker House and remained
there during his absence, bnt it was several
days before tbe lady In this city who knew her
address was allowed to tell it to Von Sncrow.
When she finally got permission by letter to
divulge it to the Baron she did so-indirectly,
and soon a correspondence between the hus
band and wife was begun. This continued for
several days, but it was not satisfactory to the
Baron in its results, for tho Baroness several
times refused point blank to return to this city
and to her husband.
The telegram which decided the matter was
sent last Sunday, and, it Is said, contained a
statement from Von Sncrow that he was ex
tremely ill, havitg met with an accident that
confined him to his bed. In response to that tel
egram his wife ieftthe Parker House, Boston,
at once, for ber husband's bedside. She ar
rived at U4 East Twenty-fifth street half
angry, bnt still very anxious about ber bus
band's condition. Sbe didn't find him ill, but
he told her all was fair in love, and a complete
Elocutionists Contest for a Medal.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
Emmitsbtjro, Md., May 29. The prelimi
nary contest for the gold medal for elocution
took place at Mount St Mary's College to-day.
Of tbe number who entered the contest sev
eral displayed great elocutionary power in tbe
treatment of .the subjects selected. The -following
were cbosen as best qualified to enter
tbe final contest, which takes place Jane 25:
John Morrissey, Little Kails. N.Y.; F. H. Lee,
Lancaster; Jobn L. Martin. McKeesport; James
D. Casey, Pittsburg; John F. Seton, Baltimore:
Joseph A. Malone, New York City. The gold
medal is tbe gift ot A. V. D. Watterson, Esq.,
There are 27 more dogs than sheap in Miami
county, Ohio. " .
The Tattles off rattlesnakes fetch SI a string
in the snake centers of this State;
Fish baye died by thousands,- year after
year, -in. the Youghlogheny river, and nobody
seems to know wby.
W. S. Thohpson, of East Liverpool, O.,
opened an old organ and found a three-foot
snake colled inside.
William H. Doane, of Lancaster, Pa., has
shot a "Western flicker," a bird hardly known
east of Kansas, and never before lolled in this
EpwAr.D Mobbow, living near. Bradford,
Pa., while plowing last fall, lost a t-G wad of
greenbacks, which his son plowed up a few
days since as good as ever.
A rustic chair, bought by a citizen of York;
Pa., was made of green sassafras wood, and a
few warm days have caused it to put forth
many sprouts, some an inch long:
The parents of James White, of Scranton,
Pa., sent SCO to Cleveland, O., to pay for the re
turn of tbe supposed corpse of tbelr son.
WHen the body arnyed yesterday It was found
to be that of another James White.
Two boys who live in a small town near Pied
mont W. Va., bad "a, banana race the other
day, in which one ate 40 and the other 33 in 20
minutes. Both were awfully sick after the
race, and don't want to see any more bananas.
A YOUNa.married couple in Ashtabula coun
ty, Ohio, have been making gaiden for tbe first
time. "When planting onions they were at a
loss to tell which end to put down, so they com
promised the matter, he putting them in one
way and she.the other.
" Albert Ssbebold, of Natrona, Pa., who
Bad received anonymous threatening letters at
different times, was shot at while ou his way
'home, at 2 o'clock on Sunday morning, but his
life w saved by M watch, wmen tne oaii
Gajaplfttely shattered. The watch was carried
laaa qppar Vest' poeket, atar tb wr-rs
BOT YOM NEWS BOTES.
What Eaded the- Hayttan War.
wxw ros Btraxav sfxculs.2
NEW YoKKVMay 29. The United Btates
man-of-war Galena arrived In port from Key
West this morning. Bhe carries a crew of 230
men and mounts ten guns. She left Haytlan
ports a few weeks ago with the cruiser Yantic,
which arrived last week considerably disabled
by the rough sea weather. She brought with
her Rear Admiral Bancroft Gberard, com
mander of tbe North Atlantic squadron. The
general impression among her officers is that
the Haytlan war is about over, because there
is no more money in it for the leaders and the
soldiers are wanted at homo to harvest the
Mr. Carter Qunllfled to Star.
Mrs. Leslie Carter, of Chicago, is expected to
arrive in the city next Friday. Every theatri
cal manager in this city save one. It Is said,
wishes to engage her as a star for the coming
soason. That one has already engaged her.
The name of Mrs. Carter's manager and the
plans for her first starring tour will bo an
nounced as soon as the result, of her appeal
Why Sadie Martlnot I Going to Earooe.
A few weeks ago M. Coquelln wrote to Sadie
Martinot'tbat he would like to have ber sup
port him daring his next American season.
Just what the great French actor means by
this Miss Martlnot and her professional
friends did not exactly understand. Miss
Martlno! believed, however, that M. Coquelln
-wished her to take Jane Hiding's roles. To
settle the matter oeyond doubt, she decided to
go right over to Europe and see M. Coquelln
about it She and her mother sailed to-day.
They will land in Bremen; travel a little In
Germany, and bring up In Paris within two or
Will be a. Magnificent Building.
The corner Stone of the new Twenty-second
Regiment Armory will be laid by Mayor Grant
to-morrow. Tbe armory will be built of brick
and graystone at an expense of $563,000. The
main drlllroom will be 175x235 feet
A Watchman KUIrd for 83 Cents.
Frank Rafferty, a night watchman, quar
reled this morning with Charles R. Partridge,
a lumber' merchant, who, he thought, owed
him 83 cents. Mr. Partridge told him he was
drank, and ordered him oat of the lumber
yard. Rafferty placed bis hand on his blp
pocket as if t) draw a revolver. Mr. Partridge
struck him 'to tho ground with an iron ruler,
and fractured his skull. Hafferty's injuries
are thought to be mortal. Mr. Partridge is
Anotber Centennial ta Celebrate.
The Executive committee of the New York
Bar Association has resolved to celebrate on
the drst Tuesday of next February the one
hundredth anniversary of the organization of
the United States Supreme Court The com
mittee will Invite other bar associatlons.to co
operate. A "Shipload of Now Mormons Arrive.
The steamship Wisconsin, of tbe Galon Line,
arrived from Liverpool to-day with 132 new
converts to the Mormon faith. They are. men,
women and children. The transport made a
special trip for the party to take tbem to Cas
tle Garden, where a special registration was
had. They were transferred to tbe Old Domin
ion steamship f orNorf oik, Va. From Norfolk
tbey will travel by rail to Utah. The party, in
general appearance, is the best tbat has been
here for some time. The Emigration Commis
sioners made no attempt to stop them.
Madam Sanchez's Will Probated.
The will of the once notorious Madam San
chez has just been pnt In probate. It disposes
ot 500.000 worth of furniture, real estate. Gov
ernment bonds and Jewelry. Her second hus
band, James B. Mix, and ber dangnter are be
queathed about 123,000 each. The rest of the
estate goes to Madam Sanchez's only son.
Mr. Mix Is employed In tbe foreign order de
partment of tbe postofflce. Madam Sanchez's
first husband, whose name she bore till death,
was a Spanish merchant in business here. At
bis death he left his wife penniless, and then
she drifted into the business in which sbe ac
cumulated her wealth. For a long time she
was the most notorious woman in New York.
Madam Sanchez was sick: for several months
before her death. Har will was. mado in De
cember last After prefacing it "In the name
ot God, amen," she ordered the payment by
her executors of her just bills and funeral ex
penses, and makes provision for the erection
of a tomb over ber grave in Woodlawn Ceme
tery. Died From Grief for Ibe Lots of His Boat.
The steamship Italia from Jamaica, brought
here to-day the crew of tne Rnssian barken tine
Lyle, which was driven ashore by a fierce
norther in Annoto Bay, on May .9. The bark
entlne's skipper, Captain Asptun, died from
grief over the loss of his vessel tbe day the
Jimmy BInlno's Fnrnltnro Sold.
-The sale of household effects, which included
the outfit with which James G. B.aine, Jr., and
his wife, Marie Nevins Blaine, furnished their
flat in Fifty-third street, wbs,re they began
housekeeping, was concluded to-day at James
B. Silo's auction rooms. These goods were ad
vertised as "The entire household furniture of
a young couple who have deemed it wise to de
The sum obtained for the Blaine effects was
not far from $550. An antique oak bedroom
suite, two pieces and a washstand to match,
was among the chief objects of interest to pur
chasers. It brought St The round pina table
upon wbich were -the names of tbe young
counle, apparently in .the wife's handwriting,
was sold for S2. A chiffonier and a bevel-plate
mirror brought $13.
Declared a Ladatlo by His Brothers.
Edmund B. Hyde, of Brooklyn, a son of tjie
late Isaac Hyde, Jr., a leather merchant, was
adjudged a lunatic in September, 1SS8, and sent
to the Middletown Asylum, where he still ii.
At the same time his brother, John S. Hyde,
was appointed a committee of his person and
estate. It is averred now tbat the young man
is Improperly deprived of his liberty, and that
his committal to the asylum was Irregular.
To-day Lawyer Frederick: A. Ward asked Jus
tice Pratt for the rescinding of the order send'
ing blm to the asylum, for tbe removal of the
committee on his person and estate, and for the
appointment of a commission to inquire into
his present condition. In support of the motion
Mr. Ward presented aa affidavit by Edmund
Blant, a cousin and a life-long companion of the
alleged lunatic He was never, Mr. Blunt says,
considered dangerous by any person except his
brothers Henry and Jobn. who seemed to be
leagued against him. He never smoked or
drank, was fond of music, the opera and the
drama and was always charitably disposed. An
affidavit to the same effect was made by James
C, Peabody, It was also asserted by Mr. Ward
tbat tbe medical testimony was not sufficient
as only the statement of one physician was
taken, while the law 'requires tbe opinion of
two physicians. An intimation was also given
that Mr. Hyde's one-quarter interest In the
(500,000 estate left by his father bad not been
looked after properly. Justice Pratt appointed
Josiah T. Marean to examlne'the accounts of
the committee, to go to tbe asylum with a com
petent physician or physicians and examine the
alleged lunatic and report to the Court
'THE NATIONAL ZOO.
A Site Selected and a Young Antelope Do-
nutrd to the Collection.
WASHltfOTOlf, May 29. The site of the new
zoological park, for which Congress appropri
ated 200,000 at its last sesslon,has been selected
by the commission to whom tbe matter was re
ferred. It lies along the hanks of Rock creek,
northwest of the city, between Wood.ley lane
and Kilned road, and comprises about 160
acres, delightfully situated and admirably
adapted for tbe purposes It is about two
miles lrom the White House. Tbe animals
now in Smithsonian Park will probably be re
moved to the new location late in the fall.
Senator Stanford has sent to tbe Smithsonian
Institution a young antelope from California to
add to the couecttn for the National Zoo. It
was H days on the trio and reachedtbe park
sadly banged up, bat Is recoverfi)g,aud Captain
Weealn, the keeper, hopes to be able to save
It Heretofore It has been found impossible to
keep antelopes in confinement for any length
Another; Way of Saying It.
From tbe Bestoa Hemld. j
One "feds sow . ad then a '.'self-made man"
who seems to. -bet
love of Mi maker.
liahn.iiail Af as axnnuiBlBP V
Yalcatise, Neb., lias an Indian Hod
Irwin Blair, of Valdosa, Ga., has two r j
curiously malformed hen eggs. They are small' i 5
in tbe middle and large at both ends. & .
A.PhiladeIpbia store sells a Cleveland -andTharmfcBWaogra-pBr
M cents, and the
Harrison and Morton picture, made just th
same, for 25 cents,
Tin and glass have found a rival in pa.
?er as a materia fo making kerosene oil cans,
he latter. It is claimed, will not rust and leak
like tin or crack like glass.
A horse recently sold by Nathaniel
Rice at auction to a man livinc seven miles
away the other day took It Into bis head tbat
he wanted to go back to his old home. In order
to do so he out across lots, and jumped 13 fence
on the way.
Two hundred buckets of lea stars, th
oyster's pest were caneht by one oyster dredg
ing steamer in five hours off Norwalk, Conn
the other day. Unless something 1 done to
exterminate these ravenous fishthelr depredv
tlons upon the oyster beds will be more severely
felt than ever before.
The following item is taken from a
paper published In Dooly, Ga.: A lady of on
town lost the overskirt of her dress somewhere
on tbe streets a few afternoons since, and his
not been able to find it It was a part ot
a linen overskirt The finder would confer a.
favor npon this lady by leaving the same at t&is '
office. t.'i -
Mr. John H. Taylor, of Congers, Gai", ""
was attracted one day fast week by the screams
of a negro woman In a bouse. He went to sea
what was the matter and found a large high
land moccasin running np tbe side of the wall.
Tbe negro woman was sick in bed and could do
nothing toward killing the snake. Mr. Taylor -killed
it with an ax.
Talbotton, Ga., has some fowls whoso
feathers must be getting gray. AMr.lI, W.
Hollis had a pair of geese hatched in tbe spring
of ISO. The goose was killed by a mink about
ten days ago. The gander Is now living. Mr.
R. A. -Mizzell has a hen 15 years old. and she
lays every day. Mr. William Adams has a
peacock 35 years, old that has mated with a
An odd snake was discovered by O. TF.
Williams, of Patfllo, Ga. The body of this
snake IS no larger than a very small knitting
needle, yet it is 15 inches long. It seems to be
a very lively snake, and is colled around some
plants in a jar of water. The movements of the
little fellow and the fact that It remains most
of the time underwater, wonld Indicate that it
is a variety of water serpent
A gentleman down in Greenville, Ga.,
says that he has found a good use for a king
snake. He has been greatly troubled for some
time past with rats in his corncrlb and has
tried nearly everything to get rid of them with
out success. A friend suggested that he put a
king snake In the crib, wbich he did, and since
then he has not seen a rat the snake scaring
away all it falls to catch. A king snake will
stay about a crib for years if yoa have corn in
An 8-year-old boy named Stevens, of
Groton, Long Point, Conn., had tbe end of
his little toe bitten off by a large quahaug;
(hard clam), as is believed, one day last week,
He was "treading out" quabaugs (the old
Indian.way of finding them), in the soft mud
at Mumf ord's Cove, and was in water np to bis
knees. It is supposed tbat he stuck his toe
Into tbe partially opened shell of the qnahang,
and that the bivalve shut np on i"". The
quahaug could not be found.
Mr. Augustine "Hamilton, of North
Colebrook, Conn., uses three times a week
a razor with whlch his grandfather,
Ebenezer Edgerton, of Grahdby. used to shave
the face of George Washington. Whde serv- - ,
ing in the Revolutionary War Edgerton. being;
then only IS years of age, rescued two soldiers
who had broken through the ice on a river.
This brought him under the especial, notice of
General Washington, who made him his valet
The rater has a fine edge and a clear ring to
this day. It 1s said to have been very satisfac
tory to the Father of his Country.
Information from the Bonny river is
that the natives at Opobo and the cannibals of
Creeka are as savage aa ever. A short time
since some merchants went to trade with the ,
Creekas, who invited them to land. One bun- f
dred and thirty-six of them were killed. Tbe
Creekas men, women and children ran
through the town drinking human blood out
of the mags that tbey carried. At the Ju-Ju
bouse the bead men held a festival, at which
tbe flesh of tbe victims was tbe chief dish.
Iwnne some 01 it was sold, to be dried and eaten
at leisure. The Ju-Jn men always keep buman
nesu in mis nouse. Jmma Joanson, who baa
been aschoolmlstress in Ja Ja's time, has been A
banished from Opobo, it being believed?:1. -
sbe was the Instigator of most of thetfoulie
that has occurred. 1
A lady living in the country near Jack
son, Ga, places a very high estimate on "hen v,
fruit" One day last week, while doing some
cooking; she found that it was necessary for '
ber to have two more eggs. Sbe has for some r
time past been in the bablt of saving copper ,
cents as they came Into her possession. Her S
husband recently gave her two 5-dollar gold
pieces, with the remark: "Place these coppers -i
in your bank," and she.not noticing the money, .
did as requested. So she went to the bank to m
get two copper cents to pay for tbe eggs, and as ',
misfortune had it tbe 5-dollar gold pieces came
out first and, without inspection were given in
payment for the eggs, and the error was not
noticed until the husband inquired of her what
sbe did with tbe tlOhe gave her. After search
ing the bank Inside out It was found that she
had paid SIO for two eggs, and ran chances on
their being overripe to boot!
It is claimed that the recently completed
San Diego flame is the most stupendous ever
constructed In tbe world, being only a little
short of 86 miles long. An idea of tbe gigantia
character of the work may be obtained from
the fact that the amount of lumber consumed
was more than 9,000,000 feet or, allowing the
yery considerable yield of 1,000 feet to each
tree, not less than 9,000' trees were required. In
the course of tbe flume there are some 315 tres
tles, the longest ot these being 1.700 feet in
length. 85 feet high, and eontainingone-quarter
of a million feet of lumber. Another trestle Is
of the same height and 1,200 feet long, the
main timbers used in both of these being 10x10
and 8x8, being put together on the ground and
raised to tbelr position by horse power. Tbe
number of tunnels In tbe course of tbe flume
is eight the longest of which 13 2,100 feet tbe
tunnels being in size 6x6 feet, with convex
shaped roofing; each mile of the flume re
Jul red an average of .one-fourth of a million
eet of lumber for its construction, and the red
wood nsed entirely in the box is two inches lv
TAKEN FROM LIFE.
Open for an Engagement Portholes.
"When your father's sister visits yon,
lodge her In tbe aunty chamber.
Congenial Companions. "Wife Sir,
you're a brute.
Husband (mournfully) Why can't we be con
A raving maniac recently escapedfrom.
a Pennsylvania madhonse, and wandered over
into Kew Jersey. He was nominated for Con.
gress before he could be recaptured.
An Opinion. She It must have been
an awful storm to blow away the lighthouse.
Coolly Terrible, my dear; but it could, only
have been through carelessness tbat there was a
lighthouse in such an exposed place.
Positive Proof The Rev. Dr. Primrose
Do jou believe in the unielnjhneu of htfmaa
Indigent Artisan Tes, sir. I'm a cutlery grinder
by trade, and there's no truth In the saying thaf
every man has an ax to grind.
Aunt Minerva Yon are too capricious,
Penelope. Why, I was engaged to jout ancle
three years, and during tbat time I think I never
danced with anotber man I
l'enelopn Feachblow How dreadful I I think
some of tbem might have ventured occasionally.
The .Reaction "Ah, waitah, bwing me
something hearty, quiet!"
"Been taking any unusual exercise?"
'fawa, I aw witched four men boist a very
heavy safe to a fourth story window, and aw by
Jove! that safe (breathing heavily) must have
weighed ten tons)'
His Proposal Edgar Miss Edith, I ah
bare something molt Important to ask yooj,
Edith (soflly)-What i It Edgar? . --
Edrar-ilavI-Edlth. would yoo be willing to.,
have onr jiames printed in the papers. wlth'aV
hyphen between? - zW?
A Love of Justice "Where" did job geii.
that cake, Annie?" " " .J.;
MAthr nTfl It tn mm. uC,-.; ?'j&
"She's always a-givlng you more'n she does,"
"Never mind. Barry: she's going to nut mus.
tard plasters on us to-night and I'll ask ber to si
let you have tne Biggest,
TO. SHE WIX.D VIoraT.
Tell me, thon gentle flower of lovelyjhne,'
Why live yoa here a modest, lowiy cnua,w . -.
Fosseulng beauty naught but heaven bejtetaf '
Was it that ancient hymn. "Sweet Violets, idU J
xnat tnaiterea ntiin in mas, aau nMStyonwlMyFJ