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THE PITTSBTJEG- DISPATCH, THURSDAY, JUNE 13. 1889.
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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, JUNE 13.ISS9.
TURNED OVER TO THE STATE.
The transfer of the conduct of affairs at
Johnstown to the State, was made yesterday.
The accompaniment of a stoppage of work
and the return home of the great mass of
laborers heretofore employed there, is sot
very auspicious for rapid progress in the
future. But as it is promised that 2,500
laborers will be put to work at once, it can
be hoped that it will be pressed with
Although there is an apparent purpose to
put Pittsburg's efforts in a false light, for no
apparent reason other than that it wasprompt
cr and more energetic than that which came
from the direction of Harriaburg, everyone
here will hope that the new direction will
Drove successful in restoring Johnstown to a
healthy and orderly condition. Beside the
necessity of relieving that overwhelmed
city the jars of conflicting interests are un
important "With the necessary sanitary
work properly done by the State, the gen
erous relief funds contributed by the char
itable will guard against immediate want or
suffering on the part of the people there;
and everyone will unite in the hope that the
work will be adequately and promptly
Let us wish the State success in the dis
charge of its duties, and in the meantime
remain as prompt as ever to respond to the
needs of the destitute and give them encour
agement to start life anew.
RIDICULOUS IS OPERATION.
The absurdity of the law prohibiting the
importation of contract labor was thought
to have reached high-water mark in its ap
plication to the case of the Kev. Dr. "War
ren, the English-born rector of an Episco
pal Church, in New York. It seems to
have been bound to beat its record, however,
and does so in the decision that the faculty
of the proposed Roman Catholic University
in "Washington cannot come from Europe
under the operation of this statute.
The notification that the teachers in a re
ligious university cannot come here if they
are guaranteed their salary and position
before coming, will doubtless convince a
great many people of the foolishness of the
law. In the meantime it is worth while to men
tion that manual laborers, both skilled and
unskilled, ot the class which the law in
tended to keep out, are coming in whenever
and wherever they choose. The purpose of
the law may have been legitimate, but its
actual operation and construction are simply
ASKING EQUAL TEEMS.
The letter from Mr. David B. Oiiver this
morning upon the move of the Amalga
mated Association for equalized wages
through the different districts will doubt
less be read with interest by every member
of that body. Mr. Oliver develops a new
phase of the question when he asks also
for a readjustment nearer liome. One of
the best recommendations for organized
labor is its ability to secure equal terms and
fair play all round for employers. Mr. Oli
ver's appeal to the Amalgamated runs upon
just this line; and it, therefore, seems en
tirely pertinent to the efforts that the asso
ciation is making in the East
"When capital and labor meet in frank
consideration of grievances that exist and
co-operate heartily to rectify whatever ap
peals to both as being unfair, a long step is
made toward removing stumbling blocks.
The equalization of wages in different dis
tricts and as among employers, will seem
to outsiders such a judicious move.
DESERTING THE DEFUNCT.
A rather remarkable and evidently invol
untary confession of the fact that the irrecon
cilables in the South regard the Confederate
cause as a live political issue, is furnished
by the remark of the Atlanta Constitution
that General Jnbal Early's speech at "Win
chester "was particularly rough on the Con
federates who have deserted since the war."
This is all the more significant because the
Constitution has been one of the journals
that avowed the acceptance of the results of
the war, and the laying aside of old issues.
But how could Confederates desert a cause
that was defunct? Did the desertion con
sist in acting in good faith on the principle
that secession was wrong and the Confeder
acy dead? Or is it in deserting the Demo
cratic party, which by this slip of unex
pected candor on the part of the Constitu
tion is made to represent the Confederacy in
THE TRUTH TOPSY-TURVY.
Esteemed cotemporarie3 occasionally in
dulge in sentiments and English that are
terrible to contemplate. The catastrophe at
Johnstown lias moved the St Paul Pioneer
PrtssXo explode in this fashion: "Wherever
& weight of water is restrained by an artifi
cial embankment, there men and women
should be restrained by force from making
their homes within reach of its sudden re
lief." "We need hardly call attention to the ec
centric beauty of the conclnding words,
"within reach of its sudden relief." It
must have taken the baseball editor sev
eral hours to clothe his thoughts in such
a puzzling disguise. But we do not think
that the most enthusiastic friend of the
South fork Pishing Club would venture to
indorse the suggestion of the Pioneer Press
that Johnstown should have been moved
away in order to let the dam be safely built,
if the rule of removing the population be
low,the dams that are built were applied it
is possible that some good might come of it.
Hearty opposition to the dams -would
probably arise, and probably would prove
Our cotemporary's proposition is really an
inversion of what most people agree should
be the rule, namely, that reservoirs should
not be maintained above populous valleys
unless all danger of their bursting is put
beyond possibility. This rule will probably
be strictly enforced in Pennsylvania at
least, for many years to come.
HOT TOE THE STATE'S WORK.
The Philadelphia Times supports the
stereotyped Philadelphia position that there
must not be an extra session of the Legisla
ture with the following argument: "The fact
that nearly or quite f 2,500,000 in money has
been voluntarily contributed by thepeopleis
a reasonable assurance that'the golden flood
tide will -not cease while there are urgent
wants to supply, fully answers the demand
for an extra session of the Legislature."
This exposes a complete misunderstand
ing, if not misrepresentation, of the posi
tion. Tie fact is that the contributors to
the relief fund have directly objected to the
use of the funds for the necessary sanitary
work at Johnstown. "Within the last few
days contributions have been withheld
until it was decided that the work which
was the most pressing at Johnstown, and
which the Pittsburg Belief Committee has
carried on up to this week because it was so
pressing, should be undertaken by the
Stale. Large sums of money have been
withheld by the Governor, apparently upon
the plea that the Pittsburg Committee was
doing the work which he had so far neg
lected to do, and that the work was not a
proper one for voluntary subscriptions to
be applied to. The total result of this is,
that of the $2,500,000 to which the Times re
ferred, little more than the 5300,000 which
Pittsburg has raised, has as yet reached the
snfferers at Johnstown.
Governor Beaver correctly recognizes the
fact that the work of cleaning up the debris
and purifying the streams should be
done by the State; but for some personal
reason or other, which is sot essential to
fathom, he prefers to obtain the necessary
money from the State Treasury to do that
work, by the unconstitutional and probably
impracticable device of borrowing it from
the Treasury on a bond, rather than to take
the obvious and constitutional method of
calling the Legislature together and obtain
ing an appropriation.
The practical working of Governor
Beaver's plan may safely be left to the
future; but it is somewhat paradoxical for
his newspaper defenders to assert that the
State work is unnecessary on account of the
abundance of funds which has just been
universally agreed, are inapplicable to the
work which the State ought to discharge.
AH ALARMING IDIOT.
Englishmen are proverbially free with
their criticism of and advice to other
nations. One of them has been laying bare
the dire weakness of the United States in a
letter to the it. James Gazette, of London.
It is friendly in him to explain exactly how
in case of war with England the American
Republic would be made to disappear,
even if the explanation shows him to be a
congenital idiot with a malevolent imagi
nation. This student of American affairs informs
us that our army of 300,000 or 500,000 men
would be a mere mob with muskets and pre
disposed to mutiny; that the Southern and
Western States want to cut loose from the
United States anyhow and would seize the
earliest chance to do bo in the event of a
war with Great Britain; that the negro pop
ulation, the Germans and other foreign ele
ments would not fight the English, and that
the cowboys, Indians and Socialists would
break into open revolt against the Federal
Government "We are surprised that he
does not say that the British would receive
aid from the brown bear in the Rockies or
the codfish on the Banks, who have, reason
to dislike our enterprising citizens; and he
would have been nearer the truth if he had
said that the mosquitoes of New Jersey could
be relied upon to guard the landing of a
British army corps.
An imaginative idiot who can command
the publication of his blathering b in a re
putable journal like the St. James Gazette
is foolish to devote bis attention to a far-off
people not one in ten millions of whom is
likely to see his effusions. He should turn
his simmering brain to the poignant ques
tions of his native land. The English pub
lic enjoys and sometimes reverences the ut
terances of an idiotic crank. American
taste is too barbaric as yet to care for snch
The rather surprising statement is made
that medical and insurance statistics show
the average length of life in the United
States to be 55 years against 50 in England,
45 in France and only 28 in Eussia. If
the statistics are correct it rather oversets
the accepted idea that the English style of
life is healthier than the American. But,
perhaps, the physical superiority of En
gland does not extend throughout the whole
population. The- deduction appears plain
enough that the average American is better
fed, clothed and housed than the average of
Govebitok Beaveb's broken pledges
with reference to appropriations for the
"West Penn Hospital rise again to vex him,
in connection with his million dollar scheme,
as is shown in a communication elsewhere.
Deputy Sheriff Dick, of Cambria
City, takes exception to the reports of the
sanitary corps, with the assertion that there
is both diphtheria and typhoid fever in
Cambria City. This is probably correct;
but the famous Deputy Sheriffs statement
shows that those diseases were present at
that point before the flood. The sanitary
corps' opinion, therefore, that no epidemic
has yet arisen as a result of the flood may
also be correct Still the facts warrant
active sanitary work and care in keeping
the streams pure.
The embargo being raised on travel to
Johnstown, we hope that the Johnstown
sufferers will be able to recoup some of their
monetary losses by making the sightseers
pay round prices for their entertainment
The energy and generosity displayed by
the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and
Ohio Bailroads in the service ot the Johns
town sufferers cannot be too highly praised.
Both of these corporations have shown that
they possess souls, and of a very large
caliber too. It is to be hoped that the grati
tude of "Western PennsylvanianB which they
have earned, will compensate them later on
for their money losses in the present.
The story of Johnnie Stitt, u told by a
special dispatch elsewhere, reveals a hero
ism and self-sacrifice that make one of the
bright spots in the gloom of the fearful
De. Webb, a son-in-law of William H.
"VanderbLU, has traveled 20,000 miles with a
large family party in: palace cars over .this
eontineat since April G.': Sieh a CdsrWcal
- !. I H Jk. I 11.11 I II I hi '
culatedto show a millionaire, like Dr. "Webb,
what a wide field there Is in the United
States for doing good with inherited riches;
but Dr. "Webb seems to have kept his mind
mainly on the speed his speoial train
Is the promise of electno power on the
Allegheny streetlines toberesolved into that
electric combination which galvanizes the
patient and deliberate street car horse into
The assurances that there will be no
break in the embankment formed by Soho
street across the Bed pond, near Miners
ville, on account of the damming up of the
culvert are unnecessary. But it is not so
certain that the people who hauled their
pumping machinery away before the cul
vert was reconstructed did not make a very
bad break. '
The Old World is trying to keep up with
the general race of destruction, and suc
ceeded in killing fifty children on an excur
sion near Armagh, Ireland, yesterday.
The Southsiders are now coming to the
front with the claim that the much-enduring
and long-abiding street car horse is too
slow for them. They may be right; but
still they should speak well of the power
that carries'them safely over the Mononga
hela. The first result of the State control at
Johnstown appears to be a squabble over
contracts and a new requisition on Pittsburg
"When the Indians at Bosebud Agency
make it a condition of their agreement to
open the Sioux reservation that they shall
have1 free passes on the railroads, who shall
sav that the noble red man is not getting
thoroughly in step with, the arts of civiliza
tion? PERSONAL PACTS AND EANCIES.
The Queen has made the sculptor, Joseph E.
Boehm, a baronet
Mb. Bret Habte has taken up his perma
nent residence in London.
Justice Horace Gray and his bride will
spend the summer in Europe.
Peof. Huxley's daughter, Mrs. Albert
Eckersley, has come over to Mexico to live, her
husband being engaged in railroad building
Kaiser William IL bought up all the
peaches at Montreuil, France, the other day, to
entertain King Humbert with. Thus a comer
was produced, and peaches sold for S5 apiece.
President Cabnot, of France, is. very fond
of Americans, and is cultivating sedulously
the society of our countrymen now in Paris.
At his receptions more Americans are to be
found than in any drawing-room in Europe,
Entertaining the Shah means something,
as with him are to be entertained his doctor,
seven generals (aide-de-camp), seven chamber
lains and three members of his Cabinet not to
speak of 14 domestic servants, cooks, bearers,
etc., all of whom must be looked after as the
royal Persian's suite.
Mr. Herbert Gladstone thinks that his
father is still good for a twenty-mile tramp
over the h'ills of Scotland. He used to be very
fond of rowing, riding and shooting, but of
late years his favorite and continual exercise
has been chopping down trees. There is a great
deal to be said in lavor of this form of exercise.
It not only has the advantage of bringing all
the muscles into play, but it has the additional
advantace of making one feel that he is accom
TBOUBLE IK THE CAMP.
Attorney General lUillor and the Indiana
Colored Politicians on the Oats.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Indianapolis, June 12. Attorney General
Miller and prominent representative colored
Republicans are having quite a serious time.
The Attorney General arrived from Washing
ton a few days ago, and the colored men havo
been foiled at every point He evidently wants
to get rid of them. They are dissatisfied with
the meagerness of the Federal patronage doled
out to their race. He made an appointment
with them to-day to hear their grievances. He
was not there, and the gentlemen left in some
thing of a frame of mind.
"If Mr. Miller wants to see us now," said one
of them, "he can find us at our places of busi
ness." Mr. Miller was detained by friends at his
home until U o'clock. When he reached his
office the colored men had gone. He did not go
to look for them, and to-morrow afternoon he
will start for Washington, probably without
bearing away their complaint It fs the old
pica for more recognition and better services.
Yesterday the committee failed to meet Miller,
and to-day's poor connections intensified their
feelings. One of tbem said:
"There will be trouble if we don't get more
recognition." A colored Republican said the
"committee represented nobody but itself, and
did not amount to a bag of beans."
FEOJI CHARITABLE M0TIYES.
The Reason a Chicago Kidnaper Gives for
Abducting a Child.
Chicago, June 12. Con Hugheg,&iias Henry
Deneen and "Chick" Madden, were brought
before Justice Caldwell In the Town of lake
on a charge of kidnaping a 10-year-old boy
named George T. Devoe from Philadelphia in
September last Hughes was intimate with the
Devoe family, and it is alleged Induced the boy
to leave home. Madden, it Is said, had nothing
to do with the kidnaping, but was unfortun
ate enough to be with Hugbes when the ar
rests were made.
Hughes admitted to the police that he had
taken the boy, but says he did it through
charitable motives. He also statel that the boy
is nowin Springfield. The boy's parents have
expended all their money in their search for
him, and had about given him up for dead. The
hearing was postponed until the 20th inst
AHEAD OF ALL ITS RIYAL8.
The High Praise Accorded The Dispatch by
tfao Bedford Gazette,
From the Bedford Gazette. 1
The PiTTsnuBQ Dispatch outstripped all
rivals in covering the Johnstown disaster. Its
representatives were the first on the ground,
and they told the tale of destruction as no other
pencils portrayed it The Dispatch has again
proved its right to claim a place among the
ablest newspapers in the country.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Getcr C. Shidle. .
The last rites over the remains of Geter C. Shi
dle, who died on Tuesday at Atlantic City, will
be held to-morrow afternoon from his late resi
dence. Mr. Shidle' s body was ihlpped via the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad yesterday and will
arrive this evening in charge of his son Fagar
J. Shidle. Although the family arrived only last
evening, -it is mown that the services will be in
charge of the Masonic fraternity of which for so
many years the deceased was a prominent and
highly honored member. Details are, however,
yet to be agreed upon. MUner Lodge F. St A. il.
will tie In charge of the funeral with Pittsburg
Commandery, No. L. as escort Mr. Shidle, be
sides being an active and valuable member of
Pittsburg's commercial circles, -was one of the
best posted men in the machinery of Masonry in
the United States and so great was his 'memory
m n A iraveatll If IT that Tigs ItAnlH MrAak In w -4- '
in any position in the Masonic ritual. The work
of secret societies was his bobby snd It was char
acteristic or the man that he attained eminence
in every order he connected himself with.
For several years Mr. shidle had been In deli
cate health and his departure to Atlantic City
four months ago was the last effort to recuperate
his shattered health. His condition wasrrentumt.
ly noticed by the newspapers and grew steadily
-worse, the end coming gradually. His death was
bedside at the moment of dissolution. Mr. Sbldle's
business cre?r irms one 01 nonor ana me per
sonal characteristics endeared him to a host of
friends In all stations of life.
Oliver H. Farley.
Oliver H. Farley died yesterday at his home In
Emsworth. He was connected with the reportor
ial force of the Chroniclt-TeUgrapK tot several
years past and was S3 years old. His father was
J. P. Farley, one of the auditors of the Pennsyl
vania Kallroad. Young Mr. Farley was a gradu
ate of Western University. He wasoneoftbo
most painstaking writers on the Pittsburg press.
ThesUrrol thejpcron-whlch he was employed
took formal action yesterday upon the death, The
members of the ores held a meetlnr at the Prnni
Club and adopted resolutions, Mr, Farley will be
vwncu WJ&tiOTVTT, WKUUlg,
THE TOPICAL TALKfiR.
The Crystal Palace Benefit Who Wan the
Paul Revere of (he Concmauah? Notes
of Current Events.
Henrt Abdey has not all the qualities that
make a great man, but he is undoubtedly to-day
the originator of grander dramatic schemes
than any other impressario dare think of. His
last, which is to give an all-day Johnstown ben
efit entertainment in the Crystal Palace, on the
outskirts of London, at which Irving, Terry,
Coquelin, Bernhardt and a score of other
great actors are to appear is a superb one.
Nobody but Abbey conld put such a gigantic
enterprise through with success.
The capacity of the Crystal Palace is virtu
ally illimitable. Fifty or a hundred thousand
people have been within its immense glass halls
and beautiful gardens, and yet the place has
not been crowded. The Palace is the most
popular resort near London in the summer
time, and the displays of fireworks there are
witnessed by tens of thousands.
No doubt Mr. Abbey knows full well the Lon
doners' love for big combination bills. The
benefit performances at the theaters in which
half a dozen stars appear always bring crowded
houses in London. Such an array of great
names as Mr. Abbey will be able to put upon
the bills for the Johnstown benefit ought to
draw, I think, at least 0,000 people to the place,
and possibly more. At a half a crown a bead
no extravagant charge to make for such a
gigantic show the sum of nearly $30,000 would
No one desires to depreciate the services of
any of the heroes of Johnstown less than the
writer, but would not it be well to have Itmado
clear who was the Paul Severe ot the Cone
maugb? There is a good deal of fog about this ques
tion. Some people insist that a man named
Daniel Periton bore the warning of the flood
down the valley of death, as a Chicago paper
puts it but a correspondent of The Dispatch
who has been on the scene of the disaster
since that memorable Friday night, tells me
that he can find no trace of such a map and
such a deed.
Credit has also been given to the young engi
neer of the fishing club, Mr. Parke, for bearing
the news to Johnstown of the dam's disruption.
Butit is stated that his ride only extended
from the dam to the South Fork station,
where he sent a telegram to Johnstown of the
flood's descent This was a good deed, but
hardly parallel to the ride of Paul Revere.
Now is the time, while the eye-witnesses of
the flood have their memories clear and fresh,
to make sure that the credit goes to the man
who deserves It Was Daniel Periton the hero?
or was some one else the second Paul Revere?
The preparations for next season's theatri
cal venture which Pittsburg brains, money
and plnck will send out, namely the new farce
comedy, "The United States Mall," by George
U. Jenks, have been resumed in dead earnest
Two days ago Mr. Jenks secured as his leading
lady Miss Kate Davis, who is regarded every
where as one of the brightest and most orig
inal comediennes on the American stage.
She played a rather quaintly drawn Irish
woman in one of Hoyt's comedies here last
season, and played it so well that The Dis
patch and all the other papers in the city
gave her unlimited praise. She is a very pretty
woman, but the character referred to above
forced her to disfigure herself fearfully. In
"The U. S. Mall" her good looks will be re
quired, and the part of a romantic young Irish
colleen which she is to fill seems to have been
cut out for her. It is probably a piece of lnck
for both Mr. Jenks and Miss Davis that she has
entered into this engagement
Poets are responsible for a great deal of
laziness in this world. Some twangers of the
lyre are forever tunefully telling us what a de
Ughtfnl thing it is to do nothing, to lounge In
comfortable armchairs, to He on the grass in
summer and gaze at the bluo empyrean, and
generally waste the precious hours that never
come back in selfish trifling.
Here's a poem of John Boyle O'Reilly's going
the rounds of the press of which the refrain is:
"For a dreamer lives forever
And a toller dies in a day. '
Everybody who knows the world and Its
ways knows that thetfevereo of this is true.
Dreamers, unless they have a very large ac
count at their banker's, usually die in a day,
while the toiler goes to work and earns his
dally bread and the right to live to-morrow.
Dreams are dangerous things to dally with
in daylight Even at night they are a nuisance
to a working man.
It is said that Mr. Reuben Miller showed
Governor Beaver some of the newspapers of
this city to convince him that his inaction was
being harshly criticised. But Governor Beaver
could not see even In the newspapers what the
great mass of the people in Western' Pennsyl
vania, Republicans and Democrats alike, were
saying of him. The popular criticism in this
case was too violent to print The disguise of
Haroun Abraschld might assist Governor
Beaver to find out what his loving subjects
think of him in this neighborhood.
CDLLOM ON CANADA,
The Work Yet to be Performed by His
Senatorial Investigating Committee
Dawes Sbonld Have Kept Away From
Railway Matters. l
Chicaoo, June 12, Senator Cullom, who is
in this city, was asked by a reporter what the
Senatorial Committee on Railway Relations
with Canada is doing.
Taking a rest just now," he replied. "The
committee has adjourned to meet again on July
5 In New York. When we. meet again I sup
pose we will be in session the greater portion
of the summer."
"What are the plans of the committee?"
"Of course, we can't do anything bat collect
testimony to be afterward used in elaborating
recommendations to Congress, bnt the more ot
it we get and the more complete it is the better
will be the results. After another short ses
sion in Now York the committee will meet in
Boston, then in Montreal and, probably later,
we will come West"
When asked why Senator Hoar's Committee
on Trade Relations with Canada were examin
ing railway men at their recent session in 8t
Paul, Senator Cullom's face assumed a puzzled
"WelLIdon't quite understand that myself,"
he said. "What they have to do with the rail
way matter, I don't know. The resolution
authorizing the formation of Senator Hoar's
committee was rather vague in this particular,
and when it was up Mr. Hoar came to me with
the assurance that if I would not oppose it his
committee would In no way interfere with the
work of mine. I didn't onnose it When hn
karrived in Chicago he made a statement to the
press again atnrmmg mat nis committee would
leave all railway matters to our committee, and
he cut this interview out and sent it to me. in.
tending to correct no doubt a state
ment that had gone out from Wash
ington connecting our wore. I am
surprised now to see him taking up railway
matters. If his committee really is consider
ing our railway relations with Canada and pro
poses to make a report on the same there may
be a conflict in the recommendations. It would'
be very embarrassing, to say the least, and the
idea of two separate committees investigating
tho same question is not suggestive of any har
mony in the Ultimate recommendations."
Senator Cullom says he has already made up
his mind that ultimately Canadaand the United
States will have to inaugurate an arrangement
corresponding to the present inter-State law.
"So far in the Investigation," he said., "the
Canadian officials all affirm tbat the present law
hurts them and those in this country are posi
tive that Canada profits most by the measure
Tho argument of our managers was that where
the Canadians lost on the long hauls extending
into this country they recouped on local rates
in Canada, while with roads wholly under the
operation of the inter-State law this was im
possible." A Private Secretary Chosen.
IFEOM X STAFF COKItESrONDENT.l
Johnstown, Jtfne 12. Will H. Searight,
Congressional stenographer, formerly of Pitts
burg, arrived here this morning and was ap
pointed by Adjutant General Hastings his
private secretary. Mllllgan, who was stenog
rapher to Director Scott, left for home this
afternoon. The typewriter seems to bo a
necessary adjunct to each department and
greatly facilitates the handling of business.
Mnrrlngo of D. T. Watson, Esq.
On Tuesday evening D. T. Watson, Esq.. one
of the best-known lawyers at the Allegheny
Dr. Bronson, of Washington, Pa., performed
the ceremony. The newly married couple
have gone East on a wedding tour.
Towers on the Decline.
from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa hud for.
saI.,. Eiffel audi other modern towecs hav
-. - i m. .-. .- 'r mr-iM n.. " ' " -
WHEN MSAN1TT WILL COME.
Dr. Benjamin Lee, Execntlvo of the State
Health Board, Talks.
rmOM A STATP COBBXSFONPBXT.j
Johnstown, June 12. "It is wonderful how
the condition of the people's health is keeping
up in this place," said Dr. Benjamin Lee, of the
State Board of Health, to-day. "It Is a very
surprising fact to me, beCanse I expected an
epidemic of Borne kind would certainly have
broken out before this. All our reports, as they
come from the different districts, announce the
same thine, which is fairly good health. I am
afraid, however, of one thing, and that is in
sanity. While the unusually healthy condition
of this section of the community may prevent
the outbreak of any contagious physical dis
ease. I do not think that the people will be able
to wiiustana me mental strain mucn longer."
"Well, but don't yott think that insanity
ought to have made its appearance already, if
It is to come at allT"
"No; there is no necessity for results so soon
as that The people are still living in a kind of
morbid stupor, which prevents their realizing
fully the losses of home, friends and family nil
at once. It will take some time; bnt when the
father has got a home again, the mother pre
sides onee more in that home, or is gone from
it forever, ana the parental love misses the
noisy laugh of the children, or the rambling
prattle of tho oabe, then the now sleeping mind
will awaken to the terrible reality tbat all is
lost and the result in manv cases will be
melancholia, or other phases of insanity.
There Is at present no knowing where the
effects of this disaster will terminate or when
its gravest results shall have been overcome.
but I think the insane asylum will yet be the
recipient of many.
"Dr. Wagner, th
ner, the representative of the State
Board ot Health at Kemville. eavo me hisre-
port of the town where he is in charge this
afternoon. From this paper I learned that
there are 2,500 people living in Kernville, and
they are lodged In about 300 houses. Out of
the whole number there are onlv SO neonle sick
perhaps the average number found among
the healthiest communities of people. The
sickness, as tar as it is definitely reported, con
sists chiefly of colds, cramps, one case of diph
theria and some minor troubles."
AIDING THE UNFORTUNATE.
Religious Associations Opening; Reading;
Rooms and Supply Depots.
JPEOM A STAFF COBBESPONDENT.l
Johnstown, June 12. Two new head
quarters were established to-day. TheY. M.
O. A. opened rooms, In the late handsome resi
dence of Joseph Berlin, on Main street, and the
local general secretary, S. L. Harter, has been
placed in charge. The main object of the houso
is to establish a reading and writing room for
strangers. Already a number of books have
been received to take the place of the former
well stocked library owned by the association,
which was entirely lost The daily papers can
be found on file and the callers to-day to read
TnE Dispatch were numerous. Those not
having a place to do their correspondence are
Invited to call at the rooms.
A feature of the Y. M. C. A. work is to search
for the needy poor, who are too proud to ask
for assistance. There are any number of these
people who were numbered among members of
the association, and the latter is trying to alle
viate their distress without leaving the people
under the impression that they are objects of
The Presbyterians have also established a
headquarters and a supply depot for their own
people. They havo secured a room on Main
street, near the postofflce. McSWIGAN.
A FURNACE IN BLAST.
A Part of the Cambria Works In Operation
rFItOSI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Johnstown. June 12. The first furnace to
be put In blast in the Cambria Iron Company's
works since the flood was fired this morning.
All day long the workmen in the large iron
plant watched the furnace men hoisting stock
to the tops of the furnace and charging it
The furnace was No. 6, and one of those least
damaged by the flood. Superintendent Price,
who was around the mill supervising matters,
"We will be working full in the steel works,
blooming mill, No. 2 rail mill, the nine-inch
mm ana mercnants mm oy juiy L, sure, oome
departments will bo in operation before that
time, but we will not begin to roll iron and steel
until then. One of the six furnaces has
already been blown In blast and the others will
be put in as soon as we can get them repaired.
A number of the shapes formerly made at the
Gautior works will be made in this mill until
the; start up. In loss than one month or six
weeks at the most tho entire plant will be In
WEARING WIDOW'S WEEDS.
The Bride of a Few Months KetnrasSorrow
Inc to Her Home.
f ntOM A STAFF COEBISPONPEKT.l
Johnstown, June 12. Mrs. Marshall, wife of
the late expert engineer of the Cambria Iron
Company, and sister ot President Moxham, of
the Johnson Steel Company, is packing her
goods and will leave in a few days for her home
in Kentucky. She left her family in the blue
grass region only six months ago a blushing
bride, and now will return to them a weeping
widow. Her husband was one of the many
The grief of the young widow is extreme. She
bears ber loss with fortitude and in silence, but
her face tells how great is the pain at her
heart She is gathering together all ot her
husband's effects, and will take them with her
to her former home. McSwioan.
A GOOD SUPPLY OF FI0UE,
Bat Now Shoes and Underclothing Are Still
rBOM A STAFF cbBnESFOXDKNT.l
Johnstown, June 12. Quartermaster Gen
eral Hill and the Assistant Commissary Gen
eral, Major Bpangler, left for Pittsburg this
evening to confer with the Belief Committee
there in regard to the new regime of things at
this place. Instructions in regard to the man
ner in which supplies are to be shipped and
money distributed will be issued by the officers.
Quartermaster Brown, of the commissary de
partment said to-night: "We have all the flour
and old clothes that we can find nse for. There
is enough flour here to last a week yet What
we want is new underclothes and new shoes,
and would like to have them right away."
The white cotton dresses are gayly decorated
with white ribbons.
The latest of the now oriental laces are
mixed in ecru and white.
Charming houso dresses are finished with
watteaus of black and white lace.
THE flower bonnets are the prettiest of the
novelties in dainty French millinery.
Sashes of surah can now be obtained com
plete, even to the knotted, silk-fringed ends.
Some of the new leg-o'-mutton sleeves are
buttoned closely at the wrist Six buttons are
A late fancy in neck lingerie is the deep,
falling plisse and the narrow, upright ruche of
THE new mohairs come in all shades of color
in "shot" effects and in bars, plaids, and checks
of great beauty and effectiveness.
Serges for beach and tennis gowns are finer
and softer than eTer before, and are highly
favored both by English and American
Hats and bonnets of straw are now dyed
in every tint known to nature. Several of
the colors are sometimes woven in on the
Amono other wraps recently revived in Lon
don is the long, straight scarf mantle. It is
worn around the shoulders and falls to the
hem of the dress in front
The Jane Hading., sleeve is of coat-sleeve
shape and has at the top an extra quantity of
material that is formed into four downward
turning plaits, the wrist being finished by a re
versed portion in the shape of a cuff, under
which. Is placed a tiny cuff.
The principal trimmings of tulle, net gauze
and lace dresses are ribbons. Some dresses are
fairly covered with them. Long loops and ends
flutter from waist to hem and are placed zigzag
across the gown. Instead ot being ran row after
row around the skiot they are arranged so as to
An art dress recently ieen in Paris Is de
scribed as a "triumph of dress-making." It is
of the new loft, semi-transparent wool called
crepaline, of a pale vieux-rose shade, with
roseda-green ribbon girdle and old lace in Ve
netian designs laid on as a very wide antique
collar and on the deep cuffs of the mutton-leg
sleeves. The surplice corsage has awell-flttlng
louso back, but the ribbon girdle is confined
to the front, forming a point as it .ties. The
skirt, made with no steels and but a Slight bus
tle, is laid Id very fine plaits, with rows of rib-'
bon at tho loot AiargeaaiBSborpugBhat.ofj
Yieax-row straw is word wi this
0U2 MAIL PODCfl.
Levelled np the Amalgamated Wages
Readjustments at Homo Also.
To the Editor or The Dissatchi
Anent THE DispATCHjedltorial of this date,
headed "Leveling them up," referring to the
action of the Amalgamated Association in es
tablishing Lodges in the Eastern mills, and
their efforts to bring Eastern prices up to the
prices paid here, it is certainly to be hoped
they may succeed; they have been engaged in
these efforts for the past twelve years and so
far have but little to show. Last week's Labor
Tribune indulged in congratulations on the
successful result of a strike in the mill In Dan
ville, Pa., which ended in fixing the price for
boiling at S&eOper. ton; in Pittsburg the price
fa $5.50 per ton;' both these are Amalgamated
prices. All practical men, I think, will agree
with me in saying that the facilities are better
in Pittsburg fordoing this work than they are
While the Amalgamated Association Is en
gaged In this laudable work In the East, it Is to
be hoped that it will not allow these outrageous
discriminations to take root and grow up right
here at home. It is a fact well known to many
manufacturers and workmen that, for several
years past, the scale of prices In many im
portant respects in some Pittsburg mills has
been a dead letter, to the advantace of some
employers and to the disadvantage of others
their competitors who pay the prices called for
by the scale. A short time since a large order
was distributed among several Pittsburg mills.
Our company received a portion of it, and for
the rolling of the part that we made we
paid Just 300 per cent more than some of our
competitors paid for the same work. This
took place here in Pittsburg in Amalgamated
mills, and has been going on for years, and
thete are several such mills here. lean name
many such cases, differing from this one only
in degree, and I am ready to furnish the de
tails to anyone who may call on me andwho
may have the right to know them.
These discriminations cover a large part of
the product of some ot our largest mills. To
say they are unjust is no description. They
are dishonest and they must be remedied.
I am not overstating the case when I say that
for several years past the Amalgamated Asso
ciation has been discriminating heavily
and directly against the business of
Pittsburg and the Mahoning and Che
nango valleys in its treatment of the
wages question; it has abolished the advance
that formerly existed In Western pnees over
Pittsburg and the valleys; it has totally failed
in its efforts to raise the Eastern prices to
Pittsburg rates; ithas held Pittsburg prices so
high as to make the manufacture of Iron here
unremunerative. This is proven by the fact
that some of our old and well-managed estab
lishments have failed and their mills are now
idle, and few of the others are working to ad
vantage. Four years ago the officers of the
Amalgamated Association saw what was just
and necessary, and proposed and carried a re
daction (but It was recalled next year), and
for this they were nearly thrown overboard.
The rapid and increasing use of steel makes
a reduction in the rates of wages more neces
sary now than ever before. Itis no answer to
say that as long as manufacturers show, by
Keeping their mills In operation, that they are
willing and not able to pay the present prices!
that is neither an intelligent nor an equita
ble way of settling the question. Manufact
urers have undergono a great deal of twitting
and misrepresentation in consequence of their
unwillingness to undergo the heavy losses in
cident to a strike and stoppage of their busi
ness and its transfer to otherjdistrlcts not
affected, and an intelligent and fair association
should not require it
lam firmly of the opinion, in which lam
joined by many intelligent workmen, that the
very best thing the convention of the Amalga
mated Association can do for Itself and the
business interests of tho employers would be
to calmly Investigate tho whole situation and
propose a readjustment By so doing they will
show their capacity for appreciating the needs
of business, and prevent the enlarging of the
list of non union mills. David B. Oliver.
Pittsburg, June 12. 1889.
Has tho Lesson Been Satisfactorily Learned
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
In this morning's paper you have an article
on the South Fork dam, showing that at the
time the repairs were made there was no
engineer employed, and that the reconstruction
was wholly in charge of a railroad contractor.
It seems to me that this point is worth an edi
torial. A young man, no matter how smart he
may be, is not an engineer as soon as he gets
his diploma any more than is a doctor a
doctor, or a lawyer a lawyer just as soon as his
diploma Is signed.
Each needs that which Is obtained only by
putting into practice that he has studied, and
this takes time. It would be better for the
pnblio if they could learn that it is cheaper to
employ engineers of experience, and who have
a reputation to lose, than one who has none. In
important law salts or surgical cases none but
eminent practitioners are engaged. In a law
suit, if the case is lost, it it usually a money
loss. In a surgical case it is at most but one
life lost In the case of engineering work, if a
failure occurs it is usually both a loss of money
and life, and often it does not stop at hundreds
of dollars or one life.
In the case of the South Fork dam it is
probable if an engineer had been employed the
dam would not have been rebuiltas the engineer
would have reported an expenditure of a sum
greatly in excess of what the club desired to
spend. Colonel Ruffs estimate of the cost was
$1,500 to 1,700. The final expense was nearer
20,000, and the work was done in the same
manner as a railroad embankment, and has
been an expensive lesson.
Bat the question still remains, have we
learned the lesson? I have thought for some
time that the American Society of Civil Engi
neers sbonld take this subject up, and that no
graduate of an engineering school should be
allowed to use the title of civil engineer until
after five years' practice he had passed a satis
factory examination before a committee of
engineers chosen by the society.
Pittsbueo, June 12. Professional.
Governor Beaver's Bonds Some of His
To the Editor of The Dispatch:
Governor Beaver's plan to raise money for
Johnstown, in originality and wisdom Is only
equaled by the choice diction of his maudlin
message telegraphed to Mayor Grant com
mencing with "Good morning, Tour Honor."
Judging from the past should this loan be
effected and the Legislature pass a bill to re
imburse the bondholders. Governor Beaver, if
still in tho Gubernatorial 'chair, might even
veto it, his promise to the contrary notwith
standing. An' identical case occurred when,
through a misunderstanding, the Legislature a
few years ago omitted to make the customary
impropriation lor the partial support oi tne
iVestern Pennsylvania Hospital, and the ques
tion arose as to closing the hospital doors to
hundreds of unfortunates or securing a loan
and relying on the State to make the matter
good at the next session of the Legislature.
The loan was effected, the mission of mercy was
continued, and the Legislature, appreciating the
position, promptly passed an act appropriating
0,000 to repay the loan. This bill was vetoed
by Governor Beaver on the grounds of insuffi
cient funds at the disposal of the State, out he
at the same time explained to a committee
from the hospital that it would only be a mat
ter of waiting until the next session of the
Legislature, when another bill could be passed
which he would then sign.
Having an abiding faith in the justice of the
Legislature, and accepting the Governor's
promise in good faltb, the friends of the hos
pital waited, although it Involved an outlay of
$6,000 in interest, which the hospital could illy
afford. The succeeding Legislature passed the
bill again, and again the Governor vetoed it in
a message which be shonld have known was a
tissue of misstatements from the beginning to
Other similar cases are not wanting, but this
is sufficient in the name of Humanitt.
PrrrsBUEa, June 12.
From the Washington Post.
The season which has Just closed at Monte
Carlo Is the most profitable ever known to the
stockholders of this great gambling place. A
new gambling room is to be erected Immedi
ately at a cost of (200,000. According to a
statement made by the Governor of Monaco,
the profits of three months of the winter
season exceed 84,000,009. Such immense pluck
ing indicates an all but Incredible number of
BEFORE THE SUMMER CAMPAIGN.
Yes, it's off I Jack's the dearest old fellow;
I am really sorry for Jack;
But you know, dear, whenever we-quarrel,
I always can "whistle him back."
That stupid old proverb is nonsense:
I've thought ever since I conld stand,
It's the bird in the bush that's worth having
Worth twenty tame birds In the hand,
PoorJackl He is awfully handsome,
And perhaps nas two thousand a year;
One cannot afford to be silly.
We are going to Newport, mr dear.
And two earls will be there, It is rumored;
And De Trillion, who is rolling in gold:
And who knows if ? Poor Jack 1 be could hardly
Expect our engagement toholdi
Such affairs are only for winter , j
i In summer you have, to he free: . ,
But 1 always liked Jack; and next antumn
n-n ..w.b-....- .
A DAI IN THE METROPOLIS.
Among the Well-Known Flitters.
UtZW TOOK BUREAU ErXCIALS-1
Nrw York, June 12. Thomas H. Sherman,
formerly James G.Blaine's private secretary,
andnow United States Consul to Liverpool;
Tony Pastor and Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Vander
bilt sailed for England to-day on the steamship
City of Paris. The big steamship will not be
pat on 'her mettle daring the present trip.
Next August, however, the captain prophesies,
she wfll reduce her best record by eight hours.
The Conntess Arco Valley, wife or the German
Minister at Washington, started for Bremen on
the steamship Aller. Several members of the
RosinaVokes Company, which has just fin
ished its engagement at Daly's Theater, left
for Liverpool on the Britannic.
Not Much Electricity In It.
Mrs. Hattie Green kept house in Brooklyn
for Prof. Friend and his wife while they
were pretending to refine sugar by electricity.
In court to-day she told how she often over
heard Howard, now on trial, and the Friends
devising methods of booming Electric sugar
stock. On the night before Prof. Friend's
demonstrations a barrel of sugar was always
received at the back door, dragged upstairs
under the Professor's supervision, and locked
up in the garret Mrs. Green looked sharp for
the secret whenever she cleaned Mrs. Friend's
bouse, but she couldn't find it The only piece
of machinery in the building, she thought was
a clothes mangle, which was generally sticky
with half-crushed sugar. A policeman who
followed Mrs. Green on the stand, said he had
seen whole trackloads of sugar barrels un
loaded at Prof. Friend's back door after
dark. The Kev. Howard's counsel opened the
aeiense mis afternoon. He claimed that Prof.
Friend really possessed a secret for re
fining sugar; tbat Howard was only a mechanio
employed by Friend and never was given the
Drowned at a Sunday School Picnic.
Mamie Hay, 20 years old, and Lizzie Scott
attended a Sunday school picnic at Iona
Island, to-day. Two young men took them out
boating. When the party returned to the high
wharf Laura Crawford jumped down into the
boat and upset it An oar struck Miss Hay on
the bead as she fell into the water; and she
sank instantly. Her body was recovered half
an hour later. Miss Hay was of considerable
social prominence. She was a President of a
branch of the King's Daughters.
Ill In Mind and Body.
Pretty Marlon Manola, who wouldn't play
soldier in "Clover." at Palmer's Theater, any
more, because Tenor Ondln pushed her and
wouldn't apologize, Is sick in bed to-day. Her
friends think she would recover faster, per
haps, if Mr. Ondln would only ask her to- for
give him for his alleged rudeness.
Quitting Their Alma Mater,
The exercises of the one hundred and thirty
fifth annual commencement of Columbia Col
lege began at the Metropolitan Opera House
this morning. Five graduates of five depart
ments delivered orations. Some 35 young men
and Miss Sarah Bulkley Rogers and Miss Caro
line Reynolds Hankey were made bachelors of
arts. Many young engineers, students of politi
cal science and incipient architects also re
ceived diplomas. The law school commence
ment exercises took place this evening.
For the Johnstown Sufferers.
John L. Sullivan, Charley Mitchell, Jack Mc
AullffeBill Dacy, Jake Kilrain, Paddy Smith,
Johnny Reagan and Cal McCarthy will pretend
to punch each other's heads at Madison Square
Garden to-morrow night fbr the benefit of the
Johnstown sufferers. Pat Sbeedy and Mike
Donovan will superintend the exhibition. '
AFTEE THE JEfiSEI LILI.
Miss Dorce Trying to Force Her
Against Mrs. Langtry to an Issue.
Chicago, June 12. Theattorneys for Nadage
Doree made another effort before Judge Clif
ford to have Miss Doree's suit against Mrs.
Langtry tried while the Jersey Lily is in town.
How much they were actuated In pressing for
a speedy hearing by the desire to see Mrs.
Langtry on the witness stand and thus bring
about a mild sensation was evidenced when one
of Miss Doree's lawyers jocosely made a motion
ihiX Colonel H. W. Jackson, representing Mrs.
Langtry, be ordered to produce his client In
court The matter came up to-day on a motion
by Colonel Jackson for a continuance, on the
ground that his client received what is known
in law as a "surprise" when, at the last minute.
Miss Doree's declaration was amended so as to
set up in it the contract which she was under
with Mrs. Langtry. Exception was also taken
to the irregular manner m which the amend
ment was made
Judge Clifford sustained the last exception,
and directed that Miss Doree's lawyers must
file a new declaration as amended in regular
form by this morning. Miss Doree submitted
an affidavit denying that Mrs. Langtry was snr-
prised, and charging that the statement was
maae lor tne purpose oi delaying the trial and
harassing her and hindering her suit Finally
Judge Clifford consented to place the case at
the foot of his call, which means that the case
may be reached to-day or not for a week all
depending on the speed with which the cases
ahead of it are disposed of.
special tzlzorah to Tra dispatch. 1
Dauphin, June 12. The marriage of Miss
Nellie Greenawalt to Mr. H.B. Beard took
Slace to-day at the house of the bride's father,
It. Henry Greenawalt Owing to the recent
death of Mrs. Beard, the bridegroom's mother,
the wedding was of the quietest kind, only the
relatives and a very fewpersonal friends of the
contracting parties being present The wed
ding, however, was a great event In Dauphin
as the families thereby linked both occupy
high positions socially. Miss Greenawalt is
well-known in Sewickley society, she having
been frequently entertained by Miss Jessie
Long, of Edgeworth.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.J
When a distinguished citizen enters your
home yon do not ask him to "take a seat on
the floor," bnt it he shonld visit Congress or
the Legislature it is considered just tba thing
PAbkkb Beoww, of New Lisbon, O., was
leading a cow to pasture the other evening,
and was foolish enough to fasten the end of
the rope to his wrist The cow became
frightened and ran away, throwing the boy to
the ground and dragging him quite a distance.
He was rescued by some companions, bat was
A son of H.Tff t, of Evans City, near Butler,
Pa., visited an uncle who has a large tank of
gasoline, and tried to see how much of It he
could inhale. A doctor restored him by hard
The day after the flood at Marietta Mrs.
Sultzbach found a three-foot snake covered
with mud drying itself on her cook stove. She
was going to pick it up for driftwood, when it
raised Its head andTeyed her. ,
-A freight train cowcatcher at Kennard,
Crawford connty, Pa,, scooped Mrs. Kerby out
of her buggy and carried her a fourth of a
mile, with several bruises.
Hxbax Sedgwick; of Waterford, Pa., 85
years old, saved himself from being battered to
death by a vicious ram by grasping the ani
At Cobnrn, Center connty, Fa., one night
during the flood a citizen being enraged at his
dog, which had waked him by incessant bark
ing, put on his boots especially to kick It when
he got down stairs. Reaching the yard he
found the dog chained in several feet of water;
and it took lively work to free it and get the
family out The whole family might have been
drowned if it had not been for the dog.
A Columbiana, O., paper having received
a gift of "snowballs." and. having no better
editorial receptacle, put the stems of the flow
ers in a bottle that had held red ink. Yester
day the snowballs wero pink all over.
An old coin, worth far more than Its face,
was fonnd among a quart of onions bought
from a Harrlsburg, Pa., farmer.
Asian dawn in Garret connty, West Vir
ginia, paid 8150 for a horse that had a f also-tall
and-a glass eye.
William: Hi Jenkins, of G wynedd. Pa., has
two cannon balls whlofa have been about his
premises for a very long period. Tbey are sap?
It is estimated that a rainy day in a city
of 200,000 people kills $25,000 worth of trade.
The Long Island seventeen-year locusts
are distinguished by their red eyes, others
George Francis Train estimates tha
wear and tear of clothes lines in this country at
One 'gator hunter brought to Arcadia,
Fla., the other day over 100 'gator skins, all of
which were between 5 and 12 feet in length.
It has been decided that the minimum
for the British Foot Guards shall be lowered to
f feet 7 inches in the case of men under 20 years
A number of young women in Cush
bert, Ga., have organized an antl-klssine so
ciety. Those who have seen the members say
tbat such a precaution was not necessary.
Six men were recently convicted of
murder in the Punjab. Some legal question
was raised, and the case went up on appeal to
the chief court Shortly afterward the "mur
dered" man turned up alive and welL,
Australia has a remarkable form of
earthworm which would hardly make good bait
for trout They are one and a quarter Inches
In diameter and six feet in length, and exhale
a strong odor analogous to tbat of creosote.
A Hoboken gentleman has a pet goose
which stumps about with the aid of a wooden
leg. An accident necessitated the amputation
of a part of one of Its legs, and the owner
caused the stump to be lengthened with a splint
A man in Tennille, Ga., dreamed tha
other night that he was in a fight and he raised
up, grabbed a pillow and sent it with all his
might at a lamp sittlntr on the center table.
which he supposed was his antagonist The)
lamp was smashed.
The Dispatch has received a sub.
scriptlon for the Sunday Dispatch for ona
year, the paper to be addressed as follows;
Joslah Wigley, Nomeheya, Nqwamkwe Post,
Fingoland, South Africa. There must be a
great many cases of lockjaw In that vicinity.
At Tennille, Ga., a few days ago soma
eggs were taken from under a setting hen and
thrown away, as they were thought to be un
productive. Charlie Lancaster, a little boy In
town, passed by the eggs, which were exposed
to the sun's rays, and discovered several little
chicks peeping out of the shells. Charlie took
them home and by careful nursing thev soon
came out ana sow bid fair to becomo flt sub
jects for a big chicken pie.
Olin J. Clark, of Dade county, Ga., has
a curiosity which he thinks is the next thing to
being a miracle. Last fall he felled an old
cherry tree, cut It Into cordwood and threw tha
sticks in a pile into his woodhouse. The other
day he happened to look at the sticks, which
had become seasoned, and was astounded to
note that several ot the sticks were covered
with perfect cherry bolssoms. Twigs bad pus
out from the old logs, and the flowers wero
on them. Such vitality la wood Is unprec
edented. Mr, Clark has left the blossoms un
Leonard Searborn and Jennie Maylord,
of New Haven, Conn., were married last No
vember, and on their wedding day, just as they
were leaving the church after the ceremony,
they were confronted by a coffin containing tho
remains of a young man who had died of
rheumatism. The bride turned pale, and, with
many other persons, deemed ft an omen of bad
luck for herself and her husband. Searborn
was stricken with rheumatism four weeks after
his marriage, and ba3 been confined to his bed
ever since. He is now so crippled and helpless
that the doctors say he cannot recover. He
and his wife attribute all their misfortnneto
meeting that corpse on their marriage day.
An account recently published gives
one a deep respect for the taste of Russian
women of means In want of nightgrows, and is
calculated to make the American envy the
Petersburg climate, which makes such things
excusable. Princess Alexandra of Greece,
who is soon to marry Prince Paul, of Russia,
will have such fine nightdresses as will make
her sorry she cannot drive out and walkabout
the streets in one of them. Three of these
things are to be given to her by the Czar's wife.
They are made an ready to be sent One is
made of silver f oxbordered with gold; another
of sables fasted with six larze pearls, and tha
third, which is the best is made of fur of blue
fox, with a girdle of diamonds.
A. remarkable girl died recently in Chi
cago. Josephine Grabskl was her name, and
she was 18 years old. She was the eldest of a
family of six children, and bad never walkbd a
step In her life. bbad never seen the light
ot day, never heard the sound of voices and
never uttered an intelligible syllable. She ate
what was given her, rejecting nothing, and
never made a sign tbat she desired more. Tha
only feeling that this semi-inanimate creature
ever betrayed was when a flower was placed in
her hand. She was no larger than an ordinary
10-year-old. child. After death her countenance
looked like that of a beautiful angel in sweet
repose, and the lips were parted in a smile,
though she had never smiled in life.
A singular accident happened to Henry
Epps, of Sparta, Ga., recently, while on the
point of threshing oats. One of the hands con
nected with the separator took a pistol out of
his pocket and laid it on a shelf near by. Epps,
thinking it looked like a pistol that was lost at
the burning of a mill several days before,
picked it up and began to examine it. Ha
cocked it and was letting down the hammer
toe muzzle pointed toward the ground when
the weapon went off. Feeling a sudden pain In
the region of one of bis ejes, he supposed that
a part of the cap from the pistol bad entered it
Growing painful, he went to a doctor, who ex
amined the wound, and cut out a piece of tho
pistol bullet from under the eye or, rather,
from the under part of the eye, in which it was
A party returning from church at Pond
Spring, Ga., saw in front of them an object in
the shape of a human being, with eyes like two
great balls of fire, teeth as white as snow and
hair almost trailing to the ground. As the ob
ject was neared it appeared as a woman dressed
in white and of riant size. Tha nartv. with
much bravery, advanced when the ghost began
to move backward, getting larger and larger,
finally disappearing as If In an explosion. The
party ran in fright On the ground where It
disappeared the next day the following was
found traced in the sand: "I come to warn all
who may see me, or read these lines, that unless
sinners repent of their evil ways and ask God's
forgiveness damnation Is their portion. Tha
end of lime being close at hand it behooves ona
and all to take warning."
TAKEN FROM LIBS.
The spirit of the Times seems to havo
been drawn from Its Flgott
Delicate Shades. Benton Flathers, Esq.
I suppose you don't speak to the common herd
any more. Miss Luckelgh?
Miss Luckelgh (who has Just realized largely
Why certainly, Mr. Flatters, how do you do?
The Grocer Good morning, Mr. Oatcake.
What brings you back to the city so soon?
Farmer OatcaM V aai, I'm going 10 mm a
good many more summer boarders than I ex- ,
pected, so you might send me ten more eases o
Hope for the Humblest Fifteen years
ago a Missouri boy left his home and started out to .
become the President or the United States.
He got as far as Cincinnati. The boy is now a
man. and he is one of the best shoemakers in the
Ohio State prison.
An attempt at Eescue. He (soon to sail)
I shall have comfortable nights anyway, Ian
to he in the aft saloon- .
She (who has been reading "The Influence ot
the Saloon in Politics") Oh, John! Bememher,
for my sake, this Is a business trip.
Mrs. A. (continuing the discussion)
And, pray, what age were yon, italor if., when
you were married?
Major B. Keally, my dear madam, I do not re
member with any exactness, but I certainly had
not yet reached the, age of discretion.
Eev. Primrose There is always room at
the top, my young friend.
Little Johnnie Yes, sir. In your case there is
room for hair.
The school boy thinks that a switch inth,
hand would be twice as good in the bush.
Literary. Miss Eitta Aren't yon fond'
of dialect poetry. Mr. Drestbeeph? ,
Mr. Drestbeeph (of the Chicago Browning So
ciety) Well, James Whltcomb Elley and Eugene
Field do very well; but I came across some poems .
by a fellow named Chaucer the other day, and he
carries it too far.
Applying it Gently. Kind Lady Here's
a pair of trousers my son wore at college.. Yoa
can have them.
Tramp (sadly)-Madam, I'm only a tramp, but
I have some consideration for the communities
through which I travel. 1 shouldn't want to
arouse the people from their slumber if I should
happen to pass through a village at night ,
A SWEET QIBI. OKAIUJATE.
Bhe had finished at a cooking school.
And wheal rashly said: ,
"Does science lead your thought to rise
As it does the college bredr
She answered eoldiyt "Sir, noTso;,
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