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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 12, 1882.
BOUND TO GO AHEAD.
The action of the Exposition Board, yes
terday, in deciding to go on with the work
on the machinery building and hold the
exposition this fall, shows that the society
is determined to rule the situation and not
5efmit-tne situation to rule them.
Jy There is no doubt that the policy out
f lined bv this action is the correct one. If
there are dangers of slackness in business,
the best remedy is to take a coarse which
will attract people to the city and stimulate
activity on a sound basis. No better method
of reaching that end can be devised than
the work which the Exposition Society is to
do, and Pittsburg should be prompt to
recognize the public service which the so
ciety undertakes to perform.
One hundred and twenty-five thousand
dollars are needed to build the machinery
ball. During the musical festival the pub
lic had an opportunity to become acquainted
with the ample proportions and attractive
character of the main exposition building.
They can see that with the addition of the
second building, we will have accommoda
tions for such an exposition as has never
been seen in "Western Pennsylvania. The
returns from these buildings will be prompt
and permanent; and, as a business invest
ment, the enterprise of the city should be
prompt in furnishing the funds.
Xet the work go on energetically; and for
that purpose let Pittsburg be equally ener
getic in putting up the money for it
LEVELING THEM UP.
The action of the Amalgamated Associa
tion in extending its lodges to the Eastern
mills is an effort in the direction of re
moving the one just cause of criticism con
cerning its effect on Pittsburg. There has
always been some force in the fact that the
scale of wages in Pittsburg is so much
above the rate in Eastern mills that it per
mitted work to go there which shonld have
been turned out in this city. The ironwork
ers no doubt felt quite certain that this hard
ship could be endured from their stand
' point. Rut the public interest was neces
sarily affected by the existence of wages in
.Eastern Pennsylvania so low as to rob Pitts
burg of some of its natural and legitimate
business. The Amalgamated Association
shows xfo appreciation of the hardship; but
instead of leveling Pittsburg wages down
it proposes to level Eastern wages up.
Everyone in Pittsburg will wish it suc
cess in its endeavor.
POSTHASTES VERSUS PBESLDEHT.
The postmaster of Bridgeport, Conn., ap
pointed by the Republican administration
' seems to be ambitious of emulating the
work of Yilas and Stevenson during the last
administration in reducing the reform"
pledges of the President to a by-word and
humbug. He recently called before him a
clerk who was left in the office from his
" predecessor, and stating that the clerk
did his work admirably and much better
than could be expected, and that his dnties
could not bs better performed, informed him
that, as he was not "with us in politics,"
.. the papers were made out and signed for
his successor. 'While the clerk was thus
& gtveu to understand that he had got to go,
he was requested to stay and instruct his
successor in the duties of the office.
Here. is a deliberate statement that a
clerk, who was exceptionally capable and
trustworthy iu performing the public duties
ftr.which the office is established, was to be
' turned out to make room for some one less
capauie tuuu uuiusirucieu, soieiy on I
partisan lines. In other words the public
service was not the first consideration, but
political rewards and services are the sole
criterion. The efficiency of the postofnee at
Bridgeport will be deteriorated necessarily
on account of this avowal that useful and
efficient service is not to be rewarded; but
that makes little difference to the Bridge
port postmaster, so long as the spoils are
distributed among the iaithlul.
Now it so happens that the bead of this
administration, in his letter accepting the
nomination for President, declared that the
first consideration shonld be the efficiency
and welfare of the public service. Indeed he
Went farther than that in saying: "Only
the interest of the public service should
suggest the removals from office." This is
the eiact.opposite of what the Bridgeport
postmaster avows; and the practical result
seems to be that the postmaster has over
ruled the President.
It might be important to have it defin
itely determined whether the President of
the United States, or the various post
masters who have been appointed upon pol
itical considerations, are to sway the policy
of the Government with regard to appoint
ments. ASSUMING WHOLE BESP0HSIB1LITY.
To-day Governor Beaver takes charge at
Johnstown, if not personally, then at least
practically, as the whole responsibility
hereafter will rest with him. "Vhathis
means or his methods are can hardly even
be surmised. There has been no disclosure
of them beyond the $1,000,000 bond loan
scheme, which meets little encouragement
so far. It is impossible to think that in re
jecting the simple and generally approved
expedient of calling the Legislature to
gether to appropriate the necessary funds,
the Governor has not had some assurance
of being able otherwise to provide them. If
not, then, indeed, he has taken a responsi
bility upon himself which will very soon
prove enormously embarrassing.
Much as the Governor has been con
demned for his dilatoriness, for his ob
stinacy in refusing suggestions whose only
fault seemed to be that they did not
originate with himself, and for finally fall
ing back'on a scheme which had little to
commend it, the public will still wish, on
behalf of the Johnstown sufferers, that he
nay succeed in getting the work of the
State quickly and thoroughly done, with
out further trenching on the funds con
tributed by the whole country distinctly for
the personal relief and use of the survivors.
So too, as in doing this State work, Gov
ernor Beaver deliberately assumes legis
lative functions to the extent of Baying how
much shall be expended in the Conemaugh
for sanitation and other kindred purposes,
it is to be hoped that he will show such firm
ness, knowledge and watchfulness in respect
to the expenditures and the conduct of the
operators as may stand the test of criticism
afterward. The occasion is extraordinary.
The Governor has voluntarily, though slowly,
assumed extraordinary responsibilities. It
now remains to be seen whether he is equal
to carrying out those plans of his own
which he has preferred to those which the
public would have approved. What the
details are is hardly yet known. The pub
lic are merely left to judge by the results.
So much for the situation. Governor
Beaver will come out very much better than
most people expect if the relief committee
do not have to be called on again before
long and the Legislature assembled also.
Meanwhile the suggestion of a correspond
ent that a Survivors' Association be formed
to look after the interests of the destitute
and see that the contributions of the gener
ous publio reach those for whom they were
intended, is eminently in order. The signs
are that it cannot be started a moment too
A STUBB0BH FSOBLEM.
"We regret to observe that our esteemed
cotemporary, the Atlanta Constitution, has
got hold of a financial problem that is too
tough for it As its inability to solve the
problem is shared with the vast majority of
the American people, the Constitution has
the comfort of companionship in its ignor
ance; and the fact also makes Jhe difficulty
worthy of a statement, in the hope that
somebody may solve it
There has just been a consolidation of the
gas companies in Atlanta. The old gas
company sold 70,000,000 cubic feet of gas
per year, at SI a thousand, and at this price
made so mnch money that the stock ruled at
$130 per share. The consolidation starts oat
with a business of a 100,000,000 cubic feet
of gas per year; it uses the water gas process,
which is known all over the world to be a
very much cheaper way of producing the
gas, and it proposes to tax the consumers of
Atlanta a dollar and a half per thousand
feet The Constitution is unable to perceive
how, when a dollar a thousand paid a profit
on an expensive process of making gas and
on a smaller business, so that the stock
ruled at thirty per cent premium, it is
necessary for the consolidated company,
using the cheaper process and doing a larger
business, to increase the price of gas fifty
per cent in order to yield fair returns.
Of course Atlanta has been dosed with the
usual proclamation that the combination of
competing companies was resorted to in or
der to adopt the most improved economic
processes and to guard the interests of the
consumer. The usual care for the advan
tages of the.consnmer in this case, as in all
other cases of combinations, results in mak
ing the consumer pay a bigger price, and,
therefore, practice the strictest economy;
but exactly where any public advantage
comes out of doubling the profits of the
combined concerns, the Constitution is un
able to see. What other result there is to
this sort of combination than this enhance
ment of already large profits for the benefit
of the members of the combine that journal,
in common with the rest of the country, is
entirely ignorant The problem is insolu
ble so long as the infinite factor of greed is
Of course the apostles of combination will
go on, in Atlanta as elsewhere, telling the
public that combination is only for the pur
pose of securing fair profits and preventing
competition from ruining the investment of
THE PLAYWRIGHTS' CHANCE.
This is the season of the year when most
actors, managers and the theatrical pro
fession generally take a vacation, and the
public takes a rest It is a beneficent ar
rangement, though we are puzzled to tell
who needs the abstention from the theater
most, the actors or their patrons in parquet
and galleries. The actor, and we mean the
actor who acts and not the charlatan who
masquerades in the name and clothes of the
Thespian workman the actor has more need
of rest and recreation to-day than he
used to a score of years ago. "Why? Because
the actor in these days is forced to appear in
shocking bad plays of all sorts, to support
tanks and fire engines, modistes' models and
tailors' dummies. And the publio needs
rest badly because it has to see such un
dramatie rubbish and tolerate such-miser
able stars, or forego the theater entirely.
These reflections have suggested to us the
excellent opportunitythls summer-vacation
presents to all of our playwrights America
has two or three well worthy the same now
to produce say half a dozen plays, dramas
strong in the old style, or subtle in the new,
which may illuminate the dramatic heaven
when the season of 1889-90 shall open in
September next. The thanks of the actors
and the applause and money of the publio
will make a fair return to the benevolent
author of a good American play.
A Republican cotemporary remarks
that Jeff Davis' attitude in his old age in
dicates that he "will probably register from
the Southern Confederacy when ho arrives
on the other side." As the Southern Con
federacy is among the list of the decidedly
defunct, the probabilities seem to be rather
in favor of Jeff Davis joining the Southern
Confederacy again when he- reaches the
abode of the dead. A newspaper writer
recently in noticing the death of Aimee,
the French opera-bouffe singer, after 're
counting a number of her immoral pranks,
closed with the salutation, "An revoir,
Aimee, thus indicating a decided con
fidence as to the place in the next world in
which both the opera-bouffe singer and the
newspaper writer were to join company.
Perhaps Mr. Davis has the same confidence
with regard to the section of eternity
which he and the Southern Confederacy will
Kino Kaiakaua, of .the Sandwich
Islands, announces that his proposed visit
to the Paris Exposition is abandoned on ao
count of "sickness." The sickness is prob
ably that which struck the money market
when it was learned that his Hawaian
Majesty desired to borrow the money to pay
the expenses of this trip.
The proposition oi a survivors association
to be formed among the Johnstown suffer
ers, is made by a communication elsewhere.
The object appears to be to get hold of the
funds which Governor Beaver is at present
holding back. But it is doubtful whether
the Governor would be any more ready to
yield up the money to a survivors' associa
tion than to a relief committee or any other
organization which gets ready to spend
money for relief while the Governor is mak
ing up his alleged mind to think about do
The California man who recently shot
and killed his wife when she was reading a
poem of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's to him,
used unnecessarily severe measures. It
ought to be adequate in such a case to cor
rect the offender with a poker.
The annual report of the Grain Exchange
shows a gratifying enlargement of business
and a good financial condition for that or
ganization, which, while not" a very large
one, occupies the very creditable position
among grain exchanges of doing business
in actual grain and eschewing speculation.
The report also shows a creditable recogni
tion of a favorably policy on the part of the
railroads, which is just as much due to the
railroads and the public as to pitch into
them for their unfavorable course.
Eveetbodt interested in the expendi
ture of funds for the Conemaugh Valley
should know that a watchfnl account will
be expected by the public. This applies as
well to the relief funds aa to the State ex
penditure:. Dkvoe, the Hackensack weather prophet,
is now on hand with the prediction of a
cyclone which is fixed for June 17, theanni
vcrsary of the battle of Bunker Hill, and
which will be the culmination of catastrophe
on the Atlantic coast Devoe is evidently
under the impression that since he missed
the Johnstown disaster and the Seattle fire,
he must keep on predicting catastrophes
until he happens to hit the right one.
It is a mitigation of the gloomy baseball
situation to observe that when the Alle
gheny team get hold of the Chicago repre
sentatives they have at last struck some
thing they can beat
When the New York Stock Exchange
sums np the total result of its recent great
stroke in the line of abolishing the ticker
service, and finds out that it consists in per
mitting Jay Gould to charge $25 for tickers
where he previously got f 10, it may deem it
worth while to inquire whetherihe Stock
Exchange has any other object of existence
than the enhancement of Mr. Gould's in-
Having got its Johnstown work pretty
well closed up, Pittsburg can once more
tackle the problem of getting that pond at
Minersville pumped out
In referring to the fact that there have
been strictures on Governor Beaver's
"financial management at Johnstown," the
esteemed Washington Star fails to catch the
true inwardness of the complaints. The
criticisms are based on the absence of finan
cial management on the part of the Gov
ernor, and his prolonged absence of body
Unless we can have two consecutive
days of bright weather before long there will
be grave-doubts as to whether the adminis
tration is a success.
The information that three Paris editors
are in jail for saying hard things concerning
the President of the French Republic, is
calculated to make American editors catch
their breath. A legal system of that sort in
this country would put the State in the busi
ness of furnishing free editorial quarters for
the entire press of the country.
PUBLIC PEOPLE PABAGEAPHED.
Mbs. Oscab Wii.de is one ot the most popu
lar women orators in England.
The VicefPresIdent and Mrs. Morton are at
their summer home near Rhinebeck.
It has been discovered .that M. Eiffel is a
direct descendant of William TelL
Boulakqer says that he likes the London
ers, hut he can't admire their climate and
Jules Febby is beginning to show his age.
An American who saw him recently in Paris
says: "He is bent and gray and has aged ten
years in the last two."
It appears that the heroio self-sacrifice of
Father Damlenis not absolutely unique. In
1518 a Moravian missionary and his English
wife undertook the charge of a leper hospital
for the South African Hottentots. In 1867 a
similar work was commenced at Jerusalem,
and four Moravian missionary ore now de
voted to this service. Both these leper hos.
pltals are still in operation.
Kino Humbebt is something of a wit His
hair grew white almost of a sudden three years
ago. He is a great smoker and fruit eater;
hardly touches meat and drinks nothing but a
little weak claret and water. Coffee and tea
are forbidden beverages to him, as' they excite
his nerves. When outshooting or maneuvering
with troops he seems to live mostly on bread,
apples and oranges. His favorite amusement
is billiards; but he likes chess and whist and
plays a very good rubber.
IIe' n, Goner, Sure.
From the Detroit Free Press, :
A Baltimore paper speaks of tba. mysterious
disappearance of a citizen as follows: "Ashe
was last seen in a feed store with $3 in cash, in
his hand it is feared he has been foully dealt
THE TOPICAL TALKEB.
Somo Small Incidents of the Days Succeed
Ins tho Great Dlsnster.
Incongruous incidents have come to light
in great numbers amid the horrors and tearful
scenes at Johnstown. Their incongruity- little
bits of curious color against a hideously black
background seems to justify the telling of
some of them.
For instance, two days after the flo6d had de
vastated Johnstown, Mr. Oliver S. Richardson,
the Pittsburg attorney, was serving out clay
pipes and tobacco, which some kind hearted
soul had sent out among the relief stores, when
a yonng woman presented herself 'before him.
The line, of course, bad been made up of men
prior to this, and Mr. Richardson asked the
girl, who was extremely pretty and refined in
appearance, what Bbe wanted with a pipe. She
blushed and repeated that she wanted a pipe.
"Why, yon do not smoke?" said Mr. Richard
son. "No, but please give me a pipe."
"If you will tell me what you are going to do
with it I'll give you one."
The girl hesitated, and then raising ber hand
to her bangs, which hung limp over her fore
head, she said, "I want to curl thesel"
She got the stem of a broken pipe and went
away laughing, and yet Bbe had only been
rescued 24 hours from the wreck at the bridge,
was almost on the verge of starvation, and
when she sought the pipe to curl her bangs was
evidently badly in need of clothing.
One of the ladies who are doing the noblest
kind of charitable work in Johnstown spent
Monday at ber home, and while there told a
good deal abont the Johnstown sufferers that
has present value.
"You would be astonished," she said to me,
"to see the very bad judgment and lack of
thought displayed in the selection of 'clothing
Sent by some to the poor people up at Johns
town, In one package which I opened I found
the remains ot a green silk dress, cnt low in
the neck; a ball dress composed principally of
very dirty lace, cut low with a square corsage
and no sleeves to speak of; a pair
of worn out tennis shoes and two
silk handkerchiefs so full of holes
that it would require great dexterity to put
them to their proper use. These things were
literally useless; yet they were evidently sent
by a wealthylwoman. But they were not alone.
There was a very great deal of flimsy finery in
the mass of stuff sent There is need still of
sensible gifts of clothing. Underwear ot any
kind for women is particularly desirable."
This was on Monday, and it is presumable
that a great deal of useful clothing has been
sent by the churches and individuals. Still It
Is better to send too much clothing than too
The number of sightseers or illegitimate
visitors who were turned back from Johnstown
must hare been enormous, until the report that
such persons would be set to work on the
ruins upon arrival became noised abroad.
A Pennsylvania Railroad official told me that
one day last week in the train which took him
to Johnstown were a curious looking couple.
The man had a large photographlo camera,
while with him was a young woman carrying a
banjo. They were both sent back to Pittsburg
of course. What the woman intended doing
with the banjo amid the ruins and graves at
Johnstown I cannot even hazard a guess.
The sanguine persons who are reckoning on
the Pennsylvania Railroad to be open for
through traffic In a week or so should have
heard a gentleman relating to me a conversa
tion he had had with one of the highest execu
tive officers of that road, who had come through
from Philadelphia on handcars, locomotives,
ferryboits and wagons, over what was the
grandest railroad track in America.
According to this authority there are five
bridges broken down by the floods in the
Juniata and Susquehanna Valleys between
Harrisburg and Altoona. Tho damage done to
the roadbed about Johnstown has been more
than paralleled at a dozen other points along
the middle division, and in some places miles
of track will have to be rebuilt One thing is
pleasant to think of; the triumphant pl'eco of
railroad engineering known as the Horseshoe
Bend is not a bit tho worse for the storms.
SILT CHOKES OIL TO DEATH.
A Singular Situation In the Northwestern
Ohio's Newest field.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
FrNDLAY, O., Jnne It Some time ago The
Dispatch correspondent made mention of the
fact that saltwater was destined, sooner or
later, to play sad havoc with many of the oil
wells In the Northwestern Ohio field. It did
not then .seem possible, or, at least probable,
that before three months would pass all such
predictions would be fulfilled; but such is the
The Syndicate Oil and Fuel Company, of
this city, has a number of wells in the vicinity
of Cygnet, some of which, when first drilled,
flowed as largely as any in the field. Others
again were light producers, but the average
has been about the same as all other operaters
From Mr. Howard, the Superintendent of
this company, information is obtained that
some of these wells now yield from 100 to 200
barrels of saltwater per day, and, in almost
every well owned by the company, more or less
of this briny substance has made its appear
ance. This seems especially the case In tho
North Baltimore section of the field, where it
affects the life of tire wells much earlier than
anywhere else. Here somo of the most prolific
producers stop flowing before the end of the
third day after being drilled, and to saltwater
is charged the cause direct There is much
apprehension all over the field on account of
this menace, and numbers of operators are dis
couraged. The daily output of oil in the Northwestern
Ohio field has not been increased to any great
extent the past three months, notwithstanding
the increase in the number of wells completed
within this period.
FOE W0DLD-BE MIND EEADEES.
Tho Kindness of Fostering tho Development
of Abnormal Mental Conditions.
The London Lancet, commenting upon Mind
Reader Bishop's case, says: There is, finally, a
third subject connected with this case which
in public importance overrides all the rest; wo
mean the madness of fostering the develop
ment of mental conditions leading to states so
abnormal as that which the lato Mr. Irving
Bishop cultivated, practiced and did his best to
The tension of brain to which he subjected
himself in his performances of what good
could it be, even if it enabled him to make
shrewd guesses, construed from the severe
practice of taking in at a glanco of tho eye, an
acute attention ot bearing, a refinement of
touch, of what was not appreciable to others
less observant? And what more is such ten
sion than an exaggerated susceptibility; what
more than the refinement of touch and hearing
which wo witness in the blind? This, and noth
ing more: that without necessity it brings the
healthy mind, for the sako of morbid desire or
art into states of disease, the certain end
whereof is the vanity of mental aberration and
EYERX DAI IMPEESSIONISE.
How to be Charitable to the Man Who En
larges He's an Impressionist.
Impressionism, too, explains and vindicates
a good many proceedings in ordinary life which
are often, bnt mistakenly, blamed, says the
London Globe. There is the man, for instance
whom wo all know, who "romances," as wo say
in his 'daily conversation tejls the tallest
stones and the most astounding adventures.
We are apt in plain and private thought to
get him down as a liar, but be is only an im
pressionist He endeavors so to paint things to
you that they shall make the same impression
upon you as they do upon himself, and he only
enlarges his canvas because he knows that yon
will stand a long way off it
Ladies, too, though not quite pre-Raphaellte
in their minute observation of detail, are often
very Impressionist in the pictures they draw.
They like to retire a certain distance from the
facts and give the impression as a whole, as it
appears to them, and of course as it ought to
appear to you.
A BUILDING INSPECTOR WHO IS.
He Closes Akron's Academy of Music, as Its
Exits Are: Small.
Akeok, June 11. Akron's Academy of
Music was closed to-night by order of State
Shop Inspector McDonald, because it was not
provided with exits enough to insure safe and
speedy egress. It would cost $3,060 to make the
change required bylaw, and the owper of the
building refutes to make it
This is the only place of amusement in the
city, and a new ground-floor opera house is
bcin j; agitated.
0DS MAIL J?UtJCH.
A Survivors' Association Strongly Itecom
mended Prospect of Early Need far It.
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Reason or something else has resumed Its
throne. The Governor, his Adjutant the Dic
tator, the committee and others have at length
after ten days met in Johnstown the Sorrowful,
and on the Sabbath day. Ten days had passed
since tho greatest disaster of modern times haa
taken away the lives of 6,000 of his subjects, be
fore the Governor of this great State could
find time to ride around the ruins.
It was too late for recriminations. It was
time for an understanding as to what was going
to be done in the future; for tho articles In The
Sunday Dispatch had evidently stirred all
up to a sudden senso of the error of cleaning
up Johnstown and the Conemaugh Valley, by
contract with the money donated to the suffer
ers, which was rapidly diminishing. The prom
ise is now given by all concerned that every
dollar which has been spent of the Bufferers'
money will he returned to them some time
but how? We are familiar with the suggestion
that the Governor sbouldSign a note for $1,000,
000, and have it indorsed by 200 rich men, and
have tne estate Treasurer lend the money and
then the Legislature would pass an act two
years hence to refund to those gentlemen their
(suppose that 200 men will indorse it? Does
anybody Imagine the State Treasurer will dis
count It? would he not bo violating his obli
gation? And suppose he would, human
nature never changes. A violent emotion is
like a storm, always succeeded by a calm.
When the graves ot the 5,000 poor victims are
green with grass, and Johnstown, Phoonlx-liRe,
arisen from ber desolation, the violent emo
tions of sympathy now prevailing will have
calmed down and the horrors of this occasion
will be forgotten, and then who that knows the
jealousies in a legislative body could expect
ours to pass with conflict and bickerings, if at
all, such appropriation to pay for what had
passed. They look out for what is ahead, but
never far behind.
Some other plan will have to be tried after
this one has failed; and meantime the sufferers
must go on scattering from Dan to Beersbeba,
unable to wait any longer for the chances of
distribution: for the prospects are that if they
have to depend on Governor Beaver's plan
going through they will get nothing for a long
time to come: and tor the large amount now
expended out of their funds it is possible they
may whistle, unless they form a Survivors As
sociation.whlch will demand the whole amount
donated, and demand it at once.
The committee has worked hard and given
much valuable time without apparent recom
pense; bnt the common sense of them should
have called a bait many days ago, for it must
certainly have occurred to somebody that they
were increasing their speed daily and getting
into trouble. Had that halt been made earlier
the Governor would have hadlto call tho Legis
lature at once. Buhbalo.
Fittsbubo, June 10, 1SS9.
Aid Prom Sr. Xnvlcr's Young Ladles.
Totbe Editor or The Dispatch:
It is a touching fact that the spirit of noble
charity and sympathy which stirred our people
at the Johnstown calamity, awoke spontan
eously in the hearts of their children. Every
where their young hands have been extended
to offer, like tbeir parents, their best aid. The
young ladles of St. Xavier'g Academy, among
whom are daughters of our best citizens, not
only have offered their pocket money In the
cause, but have occupied all their recreation
hours the past week In making a ward
robe for one of the sufferers, whose sister was
of their number. Swept from a home of afflu
ence, like so many others, these stneken young
girls at least havo found loving hearts to greet
tbem and loving hands to help to soothe their
sorrow. The noble old academy is still at the
front in all things good and beautiful.
Beattt, Pa., June 10, 18S9. Old Pupil.
WATEfi VERSUS WHISKY.
A Whisky Advocnto Bears Testimony and
Formulates His Creed.
There was another meeting in the Allegheny
Diamond last night in the interest of Consti
tutional amendment under the auspices of the
Twin City Club, conducted by Mr. L. Moony.
C. L. Rose made an appeal to the workingmen.
He pointed out the great number of benefits
to be gained by the wage worker by an abso
lute stoppage of the sale of liquor.
Rev. Mr. Means, of 'Woods' Run, followed,
and quoted statistics showing the amount of
taxes paid in prohibition States before the law
went into effect, as compared with what are
A drunken man had been crying out for an
opportunity to speak, and at the conclusion of
Mr. Means' speech he was allowed to mount
the platform by Mr. Moony. The crowd set up
a yell and poked fun at him. They called,
"two more swankeys," "Introduce yourself'
and "put your faco in front of you." At this
Mr. Moony got angry and took the drunkard's
part He said it was a shame to make fnn of
the man. That his condition was not bis
fault, hut that of the saloon keeper who sold
.him the liquor. Iu defending the man, Mr.
Moony made the speech of the evening. He
said the saloon keeper was the robber who took
the money from the hard-working man. He
bonght pianos and other fine furniture, dressed
his family well, built tine houses and spent
money lavishly, wbile the drinker contributed
to It all The intoxicated man said he would
only be a minute, and wanted to say that if he
bad the drawing of a set of resolutions ho
would put in them "free tariff, free excise law,
free sumptuary and everybody mind his own
Will J. McConnell addressed a meeting in
Armory Hall, East End. Alderman Means
presided, and considerable enthusiasm was
manifested. Mr. McConnell speaks to-night at
the corner of Frankstown and Lincoln ave
nues. A meeting was held In the Forty-thlrd street
court last night in the interest of the Constitu
tional amendment It was conducted by Rev.
J. D. Sands, who introduced a man from Cin
cinnati named Cowan. Mr. Cowan announced
that he was a blacksmith, and that he wanted
to talk to tho working men in particular. He
cited a number of instances that had come
under his personal observation that proved to
him conclusively that liquor was the greatest
enemy the working man had. He was loudly
ONE UP THE GENTLEST MEN.
An Incident Illustrntlnn the Exquisite
Charity of Father Field.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Johnstown, June 11. A story of exquisite
delicacy is told of Father Field, of the Society
of St John, now acting as chaplain of the Red
Cross Relief Corps at Johnstown. The order
of St John is an English Society but little
known in America. They are ritualistic Epis
copalians, and tbe great principle of the order
is Christian charity. The members are pledged
to aid suffering humanity on every occasion
One horrible stormy night last December the
doctor in charge of the surgical department of
the Episcopal Hospital was surprised to re
ceive a visit from Father Field. The reverend
gentleman announced that be had a patient
suffering from delirium, for whom he desired
qu arters In the hospital. Tb e surgical ward be
ing full there was no place for the man except
tbe cells, whicb, being located in the base
ment could not be utilized, as patients in that
condition are extremely sensitive to pneu
monia. The clergyman was so Informed, and
told that be might quarter his patient at the
police station, a short distance from the hos
pital. The surgeon offered medicines, which Father
Field accepted, and departed. Every few days
he called tor further supplies, and the institu
tion, of course, supposed that tho patient was
at tho station. Judge of tbeir surprise when
it was discovered that tbe clergyman had
taken him to bis own room, and carefully
nursed him back to health. For two weeks be
bad not occupied his bed, but slept in a cbalr,
watching for any change for better or worse,
and it was not nntil the patient was discharged,
cured, that he would seek relief from bis
, This story is thoroughly characteristic of one
'of the gentlest men who lives, and is but one of
tbe many instances of his self-sacrifice in the
.cause of charity and religion. The Red Cross
Society are ably seconded by such a man.
CATHOLICS' OPEN MEETING.
C. M. B. A. Had a Pleasant Time nt
St. Pool's Cathedral Last Night.
An open meeting of Cathedral Branch No. 62,
O M. B. A was held last evening in the base
ment of St Paul's Cathedral. The object of
tbe meeting was to give the male parishioners
of the church who are not members, an oppor
tunity to analyze tno organization anaauow
them to see wherein It would bo to their advant
age to ioin the association.
There was a large crowd, made up of the best
element of tbe congregation, present, who
heartily enjoyed tho performances and listened
attentively to the addresses of tho officers.
The opening speech was delivered by Very Rev.
Father Wall, rector at tbe Cathedral. He was
followed by Father Kenoy, of Crafton, and an
influential member ofthe organization. The
following gentlemen spoke on tbe alms and ob
jects of the association: Messrs. J, W. Sullivan,
Molampby, Deer and Barns. Miss McDermott
rendered a charming piano solo, and Messrs.
Maxwell and Ferguson sang a number of
patriotic songs. The branch at the Cathedral
now has a membership of 60. The total num
ber of members in the organization is about
Car Works Compelled to Qalt.
LiXA, 0 June 1L The Lafayette Car
Works, of this cily, employing 800 men, were
shut down to-night the general dullness in
Railroad traffic and want of orders being the
The Flood of Bengal, In '76, In Which 206V
000 Persons Wero Drowned.
At first flush it was stated, and half believed
that with the exception of great flood disasters
in China, a few years ago. and of some sort of
great Inundation in India more than a decade
past the Conemaugh calamity was tho worst in
its results of anything at all like it in modern
times, on any continent That was true. Still
it may be interesting in instituting such com
parisons to recall the exact published propor
tions of the flood in Bengil in 1576, which is
done- by qnoting from the files of this journal
for that year, as follows:
The awful calamity in Bengal, intelligence of
which comes to us by cable, l unparalleled In his
tory. A number of lslandslylngabout the estuary
of the river Megna, which In part or its course is
Identical with the llrahmapootra, were entirely
submerged by a storm-wave on the Slst of October
:1876j, and nearly all their inhabitants were de
stroyed. A the wave swept ownward for five or
lx miles Inland, and as one Island alone-Dakhln
Shanabaspore had a population of 240.000 souls,
probably not less than 250,000 bnman belncs were
overwhelmed In the catastrophe. With the ex
ception ofthe great earthquake at Antlocb, in 450
A. D., when, according to Olbbon. aiCOna people
perished, history affords nothing like so whole
sale a destruction as this.
The onlv other convulsion nf nntnri whleh can
be compared to these is the great earthquake nf
17S3, in Calabria, which probably caused the death
of at least 100, OCT) people, and was felt distinctly in
a large part of Europe. Originating under the
center of Calabria, the disturbance nassed under
the sea. and rolled up a mountain of water which
destroved the cltv ot Ales&tnA. On the mnrnlnflr of
November l, 1655, an earthquake threw down the
prlnolpal part of Lisbon: tne sea retired, leaving
the bar dry, and then returned in a wave 50 feet
high: In six minutes 00,000 people perished.
The battle of Actlnm was fought 31 years before
the Christian era, wblld the ground rolled and
rocked under the lee tor the soldiers on land as
they watched the sea fight In which they could
take no part. Thisconvulslonof natnre destroyed
about 10,000 people, in 1812 10,000persons perished
lu a similar way at Caraccas. Of memorable inun
dations the following are noted down: In the
early part ofthe Fifteenth century the sea broke
in at Dort in Holland, and drowned 72 villages
and over 100,000 people, and abont looyears after
ward a general inundation, caused by the failure
ofthe dykes in Holland, Is said to have destroyed
It Is not too much to say that within historic
times recorded calamities by flood and earthquake
have killed olfbetween 2,000,000and 3,000,00Opeo-
Sle. Of all that have occurred In recent years the
ood In Bengal Is by far the most disastrous.
INSPECTING RUINED TEACKS.
Pennsylvania Rallrond OfflcIaU Look Over
Their Damaged Property.
JoHKSTowir, June U. The wrecked condi
tion of the Pennsylvania Railroad was viewed
to-day by a party ot distinguished officials.
President Roberts, First Vice President
Thomson, Assistant Engineers Brown and
Richards, and General Superintendent Robert
Pettit came to South Fork from the viaduct,
where they left their private car. At bridge
too. 6, which was reached by handcar, they
were entertained by Superintendent Robert
Pitcalrn.General Superintendentot Transporta
tion Fugb, and General Manager McCrea. A
consultation was then held. President Roberts
expressed himself as agreeably surprised at the
progress made in repairing the damage. He
was assured that trains would be running over
the vladnet bridge to-morrow.
This afternoon the party arrived in Johns
town. They took a view of the rains, but did not
wander far from the railroad, not liking the
fumes from above the stone bridge. Tnevleft
with Superintendent Pitcairn for tiodth Fork,
whence they will journey eastward in the morn
ing. In the few momenta they were in Johnstown
a correspondent interviewed Vice-President
Thomson. He could give no estimate of the
company's loss, bnt said this was the hardest'
blow the Pennsylvania ever received. He
thinks It will soon recover, however, as the work
of repair is going on with remarkable rapidity.
Tne ruin is equally great on the Cumberland
Valley and Willlamsport branches, while on
the middle division it Is something appalling.
SO THE BULLETINS DECEIVE ?
People In Johnstown See More Diphtheria
Than Hns Been Reported.
rrnoM a statt coEEEsrojfDBjrT.i
Johnstown, June 11. A great deal of indig
nation Is daily expressed here at the erroneous
reports issued each day in the shape of bulle
tins from the State Board of Health. The
people are not at all deceived. They are
thoroughly alive to their danger and are do
ing everything in their power to prevent con
tagion. Can it be possible that the State Sanitary
Commission do not know how bad the condi
tion of things really Is T If not, it would be a
good idea for them to take a walk over the
town and acquaint themselves therewith. At
the Red Cross Hospital yesteiday there were
three cases of diphtheria, and two more are
known to be in town and expected at the hos
pital, and yet the bulletin says there have been
only two cases known.
As a popular official (Dr. Jessop, at the Pres
byterian Church morgue) said this morning:
"Some of the sanitarians who are here on duty
would not know tbe difference between a
microbe and a hornet unless they sat down
upon it" The peoplo resent the inference
that the v are not cabable of being trusted with
the truth. Mobton.
HE CHANGED HIS MIND.
Johnny Jenkins' Heart Won by JIIss
IFBOM A STAPV COEBKSPOXDENT.J
Johnstown, June U. The Ladles of the
Pennsylvania Chlldrens' Aid Society made a
general report to-night to the headquarters of
what they have done since they came here. It
has been published from day to day in The
Disfatch. Little John Jenkins was found
wandering on the streets this morning, home
less and without friends. All his relatives
were lost Miss Hinckley, who was going to
Philadelphia to attend a wedding, undertook
to take him with her. The little fellow re
fused, and finally he was committed to the
ladies' care by a Justice of the Peace.
The kindness of the lady soon overcame
Johnny's obstinancy, and it wasn't long before
he was throwing stones, boylike, into Stony
Ureek, ana watching tnem SKim tne suriace or
the water. , He was entirely satisfied to leave,
and will be well taken care of in the Quaker
City. The ladies are receiving numerous ap
plications for children daily, a man irom
Pittsburg was in town to-day offering 30 to
any one who wonld obtain for him a child from
to o years oi age.
PBOOP OP ITS TRUTH.
That Statement About the Chicago Commit
tee anil Funds.
An attempted "special" contradiction, from
Chicago, of The Dispatch news of yesterday
morning regarding the shutting off of Chi
cago's flood contributions, is itself contra
dicted by tbe reliable Associated Press ad
vices from that city. In that confirmatory
message, Mr. Charles L. Raymond, one of the
Chicago committee, is quoted as saying:
AVe retained the fnnds because tbe money was
raised to relieve distress, ana for that purpose
only, and if It bad been turned over on our arrival
there (In flttsburg), part if not all, of It wonld
have gone to pay tor clearing away toe aeons mat
has accumulated In the riverbed and at tho bridge
at Johnstown. The Belief Committee at Pittsburg
is composed of men who are entirely above re
proich, and our action li In no sense a reflection
High School Building Growl lb Too
Small General Resorts.
The Central Board of Education met last
night Secretary Relsfar reported the ex
penditure of &M18 9 in May. Superintendent
Luckey reported 573 teachers employed. The
total enrollment of pupils in May was 25,280,
and tbe averago attendance 2L83L Principal
Wood, of tbe High School, reported 577 pupils
enrolled, with an average attendance of 631.
The High School Committee recommended
that steps be taken to enlarge the High School
building. Major Hartzell moved referenco to
tbe High School Committee, with instructions
to roport a plan and estimates of the cost
Adopted. It is probable that lu September
pupils will be placed in tbe balls for lack of
accommodations in tbe stndy rooms.
Tbe Committee on Teachers and Salaries pre
sented the schedule of teachers for the year
beginning September' L. Tbe number to be
employed Is, the same as at present except in
tbe iCplfax. Franklin, Hancock, Liberty. Oak
land and Ralston schools, each of which will
lose one teacher. "
FORGER! AND A BRIDAL SUIT.
The Two Are Considered Qnlto Incompati
ble Oat at Franklin.
Franklin, Jnne 11. This afternoon, while
J. W, Perry was taking out a marriage license,
he was arrested on tbe charge of forging a
check which he had induced a Franklin tailor
to accept in payment for his wedding outfit
and in default of $500 bail he was jailed. The
marriage is indefinitely postponed.
O'Brien Was In Johnstown.
At the meeting of tho Humane Society yes
terday there was no business done, owing to tho
absence of Agent O'Brien in Johnstown. The
resignation o( Mrs. Emma V. Stowe, of tbe
Board of Managers, was received, but not ac
cepted. DonatioES were received from Arm.
strong & MoKelvey, $10, and from George A.
A DAY IN IRE METROPOLIS.
Gathered Together Onco More.
OTZW TOBE SUBXAU SFXCXAXS.1
New Yoek, June U. Hunureds'of veterans
have been gathering in Orange, If. J all day.
In anticipation of the Army of the Potomac's
reunion to-morrow. About 1,500 members of
tba Society of tbe Army of the Potomac and
1,000 or more old soldiers .from G. A. R. posts
in N ew Jersey will march, eat and picnic to
gether for the next two days. General Joshua
Chamberlain will preside at the society's an
nual meeting to-morrow noon. Generals Sick
les, Flti John Porter, Horace Porter, Pratt
Doubleday and Governor Green will attend
the banquet in tbe evening. On Thursday the
veterans will go up the Hudson to West Point
where they will be received by General W. T.
Sherman and General John G. Park.
A Fervid Love Feast.
There were some moments of intense excite
ment at a love feast in the Zlon African Church
last night The pastor, who will soon sail for
Europe, tried to provide bis flock in 15 minutes
with religion enough for three months of his
absence. His fervor was contagious, and the
whole congregation groaned and shouted. In
the midst of the turmoil Mrs. Mary Stints tried
to tell her experience. At the end of her
fourth sentence she staggered into the aisle.
As she fell back, in the arms of two women who
hurried to her assistance, she shouted, "O
Lord!" and died. Heart disease, rendered
acute by the exertions of the love feast was
the cause of her death.
A Natural Consequence.
Gas from a leaking meter filled the cellar of
a Green Point tenement house to-day. Bertha
Mann, 21 years old, entered the cellar with a
lighted candle. The explosion which followed
knocked the whole building askew. The in
terior walls were smashed and tbe root was
demolished. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sabbath
and two little Sabbaths were thrown from their
beds across the room. James Brown was pre
cipitated down the top flight of stairs just in
timo to escape the timbers falling from tbe
roof. Miss Mann's injuries caused her death
Within a few hours. None of the others were
Sankey's Bummer Residence.
Ira D. Sankey. the singing evangelist has
bought some 30 acres of beautifully situated
land at a point between Seatuck river and Lit
tle Seatnck creek, near Eastport L. L. where
he will build a handsome residence. He is ne
gotiating for about TO acres more adjoining,
and will then have one of tbe finest farms in
Suffolk county, with plenty of good fishing in
the south bay.
Ho Has Not Beea Sober Since.
James Drlscoll was sent to the Island for
three months to-day because he beats bis wife
and gets drunk. A short time ago his brother
died, leaving him an estate of $SO,O0O. Drlscoll
has not had a sober minute since.
Looks Like a Fish.
Fredericka Eppinger, 33 years old, of 211
East Eighteenth street, was paroled in the
Yorkvllle Court to-day for examination on a
charge of boarding Infants at her home without
a license from the Board of Health. Officers
Gardner and Grant, of Mr. Gerry's Society,
arrested the woman, and found three infants in
the house. One of these infants was kept in
seclusion. It Is now in the society's charge.
The officers found that it was singularly de
formed, and resembled a fish. Its head recedes
from the eyes, and It has protruding lips, that
are kept constantly in motion, as the child
breathes in short gasps. The arms are con
nected to the sides by a thin membrane, and
have the appearance of fins. The legs are
bound together by a similar ligature, and the
feet turn outward.
MOEE GIEL GRADUATES.
Annual Commencement Exercises of Little
Washington,- Pa., June 1L The grad
uating exercises of the Female Seminary were
largely attended this morning. The services
were opened by prayer by Rev. L N. White, of
Falrview. O., and closed with the benediction
by Rev. Dr. Moore. Fredericksburg, O.
The Pbi Delta Theta and the BetaThetaPi
fraternities of the college banqueted to-night
It was at a late honr when they adjourned.
A Chinese Doctor's Prescription.
From the Norrlstown Herald. 1
A Chinese doctor in New Tork prescribed for
one of his countrymen who had taken an over
dose of opium, "pickled lizards, two pairs; one
half ounce Corea ginseng root, half a dozen
willow cricket skins, on e ounce sweet potato
vines, one-quarter onnce rattlesnake tail, one
half ounce devil Ash toes, one-half ounce elm
bark, one-half ounce coffin nails, one-quarter
ounce bird claws," and three or four other
"drugs," the whole "to be boiled with two
quarts of water until only half of the water is
left, and then drink it as a preliminary dose."
And yet the doctor's bill was not as longas that
of some American physicians who simply feel
the patient's pulse and look at his tongue.
An Interesting Social Question.
from the New York Tribune.
What is the reason of the growing tendency
in tbe direction of committing suicide in a
dress suit? More than one case of the kind
has been reported lately, and the thing seems
to be becoming a craze. Probably we shall
soon hear of a poor man strugglinc hard to
raise the money to buy a dress suit, so that he
can follow the prevailing style in snicides.
How is a phenomenon like this to be account
ed for; It Is an Interesting question for the
student of social philosophy.
Ready for the Battle of Ballots.
SPECIAL TELEOBAU TO THI DISPATCH.!
Canton, O., June It The Stark county
Democratic Convention met here to-day and
nominated the following ticket: Reresenta
tlves, John E. Monnot, Canton, and Rev. E. E.
Dresbach, Massilon; Auditor. L. A. Loichot,
Canton; Treasurer, J. M. Mandrn, Maximo:
Clerk of Courts, O. M. Coxen, Alliance: Sheriff,
Charles Erider, Tuscarawas township; Com
missioner, John A. Krlchbaura. New Berlin;
Infirmary Director. William Schaeffer, Louis
ville; Surveyor, Oliver W. Hall, Canton.
EETERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER.
It is tbe rule of life to forget the kindness
our neighbors bavo done us and to remember
only those we have done for them. If the rule
could be reversed, how much better tho world
DOWN AT THK HOP.
'TIs pleasant to move in a quadrille while
To airs one delightfully hears.
But awful it is if your necktie's insisting
On climbing up over your ears.
We can form an idea of what is called-"the
irony of fate" when we hear of a life-long toper
finding a watery grave.
Domestic skeletons are usually formed of
the bones of contention.
the witching notm.
When the mantle of mgnt o'er the earth is
And tbe sky with its twinkling gems is
Again on the roof of the backyard shed
The feline solo and chorus are heard.
Then the neighboring windows are npward
And white robed forms through the gloom
And swift from the hands of men half-crazed
The showers of boots and bootjacks fly.
Hushed for a while are the lullabies,
And the wrathful people go back to bed;
But ere sweet sleep has sealed their eyes
The concert's resumed on anothershed.
It is a singular thing that a man never be
gins to show his temper until he loses It
It is one of the singular things in this world
that it Is the fool, who upsets the boat by his
antics, who is saved and the people who keep
quiet and behave themselves who are drowned.
TEOXTBLE IN THE PAMILT.
A couple most loving these two used to be,
A couple most loving and tender,
And go to the world's end with pleasure wonld
A service his sweet, wife to render.
To-night in the gloom they are sitting apart,
She trying her sorrow to smother.
With tears In her eyes and woe at her heart,
For iba can't coojeas wellashls mother 1
All from the Motion Courier.
r - , " ;
Salt Lake lias lost 9 per cent of its saU-ff.
ness In the last five years. Jf
The month ol May, In England, in
1S88, will probably take rank as the wettest on"
Thirty soldiers were lately required to
keep the crowd la order at the Wild Westsbow
A mouse nest, made of old-fashioned
shin plasters, was found ins drawer of a bank
In Fishkill a few days ago.
Boys digging in sandatHaverstraw one
day recently came upon bones supposed to be
those of a Revolutionary soldier.
Fourteen young foxes were dug out of
holes and killed in the vicinity of Thompson's
Ridge, Orange county; one day recently.
Three of the richest merchants in the
country are comparatively yonng men. Wana
maker is 6L Marshall Field, of Chicago, 53, and
Phil Armour, 55.
Nevada had a "Dead Horse" postoffice.
It was ordered to take a new name, and it took
that of "Live Horse." The department
wouldn't have it but changed it to Rosedale.
Mr. Benjamin Jones, of Chicago, is
endeavoring to win a bet that he can witness
the performance of "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
for 30 consecutive nights witbont losing bis
A woman at Covington who applied for
a divorce told the Jndge that she had been 23
J ears trying to get her courage up to the point
leanwhlle her husband had been pounding
and otherwise maltreating her.
The grandmother of the Emperor of
China is 88 years old, blind, deaf and a cripple, .
and tbe other day her loving grandson pre
sented her with 500 singing birds, 200 siDx
dresses, and 100 musical instruments.
Mrs. Todd Lattie, of Bronson, Mich.,
who has been totally blind for 15 years, sudden
ly regained her eyesight a few days ago. The
first person she saw was her daughter, and she
exclaimed: "My, bow you have grown."
A company has been formed in Glovers
villa with a capital stock of $20,000 for the pur
chase and sale of eggs, separating the yolk
from the white, and preparing the same for
commercial purposes, ana drying eggs for do
mestic and culinary uses.
The English company who are working
the Nacoochee mine in Georgia took out the
other day a nngget of gold weighing 1,300 penny
weights and was valued at $2,500 Not long ago
they took one nugget that weighed 30 penny
weights and another of 507 pennyweights. Such
finds as these are calculated to make a fellow
feel rich streaks run np and down his back.
G. T. Williams, of Montezuma, Ga.,
evidently is the owner ot one of the most sensi
ble Texas ponies on record. At noon one day
this week; be trailed bis fiat up to tbe bank, but
failed to tie it and repaired to the shade of the
trees on tbe bill for a nap. When he awoke, he
was astonished to see bis pony aboard, tbe flat
carrying it across the river, where the fields
were greener and the grass grew higher.
A London paper says: There is some
probability of our bating India rubber road
ways in tbe metropolis. Two German engi
neers have come over to consult with the au
thorities on the subject and should the Coun
ty Council be agreeable, there is no reason why
London horses should not soon enjoy the lux
ury of a soft and firm foothold, especially If
they are shod with the shoe that Is lnterstlced
with India rubber.
A breathing well has been discovered
near Eagle Flat station. 110 mile3 east of EI
Paso, Tex. It is an abandoned artesian well,
800 feet deep, but the tubing is still intact In it
For 12 hours each day a furious gust of air
rushes into the tubing, and the next 12 hours an
equally strong gust rushes out This occurs
with the utmost regularity, and, so far, no
break has been noticed in the regular occur
rence. A French electrician has submitted a
proposal to the Municipality of Paris with a
view to supplying the electric light in a novel
manner, which would tend to conciliate inter
ests, which at present enter Into the question
namely, by obviating the necessity for laying
aown concluding wires, xae originator oi me
idea has, it appears, invented a miniature gas
motor, which he proposes to fix in the lamp
standard, and above or below, tbe same as a
dynamo would be placed, to actuate an aro
lamp on the top ofthe column.
A German technical authority haa ex
pressed it as his opinion that four-fifths of the
entire number of steam engines now at work
throughout all parts of tbe world havo been
constructed within the last 25 years. France 13
believed to possess as nearly as possible about
49.000 locomobiles and stationary engines. 7.000
locomotives, and 1,850 marine engines; (Ger
many about 9,000 locomobiles and stationary
engines, 10,000 locomotives and 1,700 marine
engines; white, toe number owned by Austifia
Hungary is said to be about 1.200 locomobiles
and stationary engines and 2,800 locomotives.
The total value of tbe engines actually at work
Is estimated at 7,500,000 marks for the United
States, 7,000,000 marks for Great Britain and
4,500,000 marks for Germany.
A scientific paper recently offered a re
ward for tbe most correct answers to certain
scientific problems. Among others was the old
scientific "conundrum," Which weishs the
most, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?
Of course a pound is a pound, no matter ot
what substance, and when the simple or
thoughtless person answers that a pound of
lead is the heaviest everybody laughs. Mr.
Charles Plltt, in answering this question,
claims that the pound of lead would weigh the
heaviest because the feathers would be buoyed
up by a weight equal to the amount of air
which they displace just as a cork is buoyed
up in tbe water. In future, therefore, we must
refrain from laughing at the fool's answer, as
practically It is correct Of course, if weighed
in a vacuum a pound of any two substances
would weigh alike.
In a family in Renfrew, Canada, there
is a cat which is much petted. One day the
lady of the house sat down for a moment and
either to relieve her 'feelings or as a bit of in
nocent diversion, gave vent to a little whistle.
Immediately the pet cat sprang up to ber lap,
and with its sheathed paw struck her a blow in
the face: The lady thought this strange, bnt
at first barmy connected it witn tne wnisumg.
However, a little time afterward, in another
room, she happened to repeat the whistle, and
ateiy tne cat sprang up ana strucK ner
again. This time the lady thought it must be
the whistling which.was giving nnssv offense.
and so, with "malice aforethought whistled
again. Snre enougb, tbe cat chastised her with
another blow, square In tho face. About tbe
only posslole explanation is that la the whistle
it fancied a call was being given to the pet dog
and was jealous thereat
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
The Pater Well, Dr. Raptail.Ilikeyonr
school much, and I taint I'll pot ay boy here.
But tell me, what sort of boys do you turn oat?
Tbe Doctor Tbe bad ones. Fanny trolio.
Successful Physicians. Doctor's Wife I
understand that Dr. Cureall confines himself
strictly to office practice.
Old Doctor Yes; that Is why he succeeds. People
who are able to walk to an office are generally
strong enough to get well without help.-Seto Xork
No More Sales. Confectionery and Ice
Cream Wan-We'll lose ten of our best customers
Asslstant-TVe will? Are tbey going to Okla
homa? "No; they're going to get married. "Seio York
Would Not Do. Parisian Artist I paint
picture Ameriealne, and I vant put in some young
ladles' faces, all trne Americane, all."
Clubman Welt 1 can get you an Invitation to
Airs. Hlghup's party. She moves In the most ex
clusive set In tbe city.
"Ah! but 1 vant pretty faces." Sew lork
Had One. "Have you any particular ob
ject In loafing around here?" asked the contractor
of anewbnUdlngofan Idler who was In the way.
"Xes, sir, " was the prompt reply.
'I want to dodge my creditors, and theywUl
never thlnkof looking for me where thero is any
work going on. Detroit Iret Prat.
"Young rann," said the rich member of
the church to the new pastor, "you ought to have
been a pugilist Instead of preacher."
"Why? I don't understand yon, sir," replied
tho minister, who was naturally shocked and
"The explanation is simple; It Is desirable in a
pugilist to be long winded." Jlerelumt Traveler.
Wonders of Science. Blinks If you hava
so mnch trouble with your teeth, why don't you
get artificial ones? Tbe Idea of being bothered that
way In this marvelous age or scientific and me.
ehanleal progress! I got a fall set only a few
Jlnks-Indeed 1 Are they s snecess? .
Bllnks-Sucsetsy I should say so. Why, I can
almost eat with tham.-AVw Xork Weekly,
A Thoughtful Friend. "Who was that
you bowed to on the car?" She asked of her friend
u they stood in a store door on Woodward avenue.
"That's Katie ." t
"How sweetly she bowed back."
Ves. we love each other dearly. Whea he
father died last year I was tbe only friend shq had
thoughtful enoocti to count tbe carriages aadtteU
ber thero were fl.-VetnU free Pre. -