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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, PKIDATT JUNE 14,' 1889.
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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY, JUNE H, 1BS9.
V BEAVER'S NEW SCHEME.
Governor Beaver has changed his mind
again. He trill not ask two hundred gen
tlemen to give bonds for money to be bor
rowed from the State Treasury. Probably
it has dawned upen the chief executive
officer of Pennsylvania that riding rough
shod over the Constitution is not a safe or
commendable proceeding, especially when
the end to be gained is reachable by per
fectly constitutional paths. Still, he is not
1 willing to concede that he has been en
tirely wrong, and he will not call the
Legislature together. His latest plan to
raise the money to pay for the State's work
is to borrow the money from several banks.
It appears that a number of such financial
institutions have offered to lend large sums
without interest "to Governor Beaver simply
upon his personal agreement to see to it that
they are repaid when the next Legislature
Although, as will be seen in our news
columns, Governor Beaver talked very
freely yesterday about the general outlines
of his new scheme, there are several
details upon which he did not touch.
In fact he prefers to remain
behind the earthworks for a day or two
longer. It is natural that he should begin
to feel nervous about the result of his extra-
(ordinary financiering. Even Governor
Beaver cannot execute a right-about move
ment more than once a week without draw
ing down upon himself the condemnation of
. the whole State. Probably, therefore, his
bank loan scheme is his last resort,
In this conjunction of affairs the inter
views with members of the Legislature in
this county, which appear in another place
in this issue, must prove excep
tionally interesting reading. The unanimity
of opinion expressed in these interviews
as to the advisability of an extra session of
the Legislature is not the only fact about
them worth noticing. Every legislator ex
presses the fear that when the bill to reim
burse individuals or corporations who have
lent money to the State shall come upbefore
t a new Legislature, the representatives of
i those interested in the payment of the
Border Baid claims or the Biot claims will
succeed in preventing the desired legislation
as they have done in the past If the Legis
1 lature were to be called together now for the
J special purpose of providing funds for use
at Johnstown no other business could be
Governor Beaver is succeeding in making
the situation more complicated every day.
His new scheme has one good feature. It
puts the entire responsibility of an extra
constitutional proceeding upon Governor
Beaver. If it produces money at once for
the sanitary work at Johnstown it will be
satisfactory for the present The originator
of the scheme will have to look after the
"WHAT THE PUBLIC EXPECT.
If the country was electrified by the gen
erous response to the cry for relief from
Johnstown, it must be thrilled with a de
cidedly different feeling over the bitter
ness of the disputes that since have arisen
in Pennsylvania as to the State's part in
the matter. Nevertheless there will be one
good result If Governor Beaver has not
taken the simple constitutional course
which would have commended itself to mbst
people, of calling the Legislature to appro
priate the money needed, he has at least
gone so far in pledging his own ability to
raise the lands without touching the relief
moneys proper, that whatever he does he
cannot afford to fail. His Philadelphia ad
visors, whose plans differ from the simpler
suggestions in this part of theState, mustalso
feel in honor bound to help the Governor
out To have to return now to the rejected
suggestion would te to incur universal ridi
cule. There is another implied assurance re
sulting from the criticisms and controversy.
When a bill comes to be presented to the
State for the sanitary work now in progress,
or for advances made by individuals on ac
count of the same, it is sure to be scanned
with a keen scrutiny as -to the reasonable
ness of the expenditures incurred and the
quality of the quid pro quo. Enough has
been said on this subject to awaken the
Governor and his assistants to a livelier
watchfulness than usual in making and cn-
The jar and discord are anything but an
agreeable incident ot the relief movement;
but after all, it is better to have them now
than something of the same sort only far
worse later on.
HEKRY GEORGE IK FRANCE.
Although Henry George has always suc
ceeded in getting large audiences to listen
to his new gospel as to the ownership of
land wherever he has lectured in England,
Scotland and Ireland, he can hardly expect
to find the same encouraging reception in
Prance. At present Mr. George is attend
ing the Labor Congress in Paris, and his
views upon the land question are the main
subject of disenssion there.
His presence in Paris provokes the great
Blowitz to say in a dispatch to the London
Times: "Henry George has brought his
eggs to a strange market He has come to
the country of peasant proprietors to advo
cate the nationalization of land, and his
congress is being held at the chief hotel of
Paris at a cost of 2,000 francs. The 159
members, who are seated on luxurious chairs
in the gilded saloon, evidently do not se.t
the example ot renouncing their landed or
This is true enough of rural Prance; the
great Franco that lies outside Paris, but
which onlookers are so apt to lose sight of
amid the smoke and uproar of the noisy,
change-loving Parisians. The peasant who
owns a small farm and his house, and has
an old stocking stuffed with gold coin,
would not even give the land reformer a
hearing. Not so, however, with the Paris
ian who very often owns nothing in particu
lar and wants everything. Henry George
will find willing ears open to him in Paris.
He will not have to make converts. They
were made for him in the light of the bar
ricades of '70, and the red flag of the Com
mune may once again wave over them.
A COMMUNITY OF INTERESTS.
"When Pittsburg took up the cause of
Johnstown so heartily, it is safe to say that
no one of her citizens was thinking of any
praise to accrue from it. The feeling of
humanity, many times intensified by local
ties binding the personalitfana the inter
ests of Johnstown to those of Pittsburg,
was the noble motive. Nothing was re
quired. It is always with pardonable pride,
none the less, that one may say, if he can,
that he is "a citizen of no mean city," and
rittsburgers may well feel that way now
when they see in some iil-advised news
papers of other places attempts to belittle
the earnestness and measure of Pittsburg's
efforts for the stricken people of the Cone
The simple truth, of course, is that our
local affairs are vitally interwoven, through
good fortune or1 bad, with those ot the whole
of "Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio
and "West Virginia. "Whatever of moment
happens in any one of the hundred towns
in that territory has an immediate and per
sonal interest for Pittsburg. The terrible
calamity at Johnstown showed how thor
ough this connection was. A similar event
anywhere else in this region would have
exhibited like evidence. This community
of thought, feeling and interest, through so
extensive a district, is what some of the
newspapers of Chicago, Louisville, Phila
delphia and Cincinnati clearly do not
Judge "White had occasion in refusing to
grant a divorce in a case which came before
him a day or two ago to say: "Before par
ties enter into the marriage contract they
are bound to make inquiries as to the
character and previous life of each other,
and if they neglect to do eo and are deceived
it is their own fault"
If Mr. Phyling, or Pheylan, for his name
is spelled both ways in the newspapers, of
Detroit, had done as Judge "White bo wisely
suggests he would not be now suing or being
sued for divoroe. The case of Mr. Phyling
is rather interesting. About two years ago
Mr. Phyling met a woman whose great glory
was her wealth of golden hair. Whether he
fell in love with the hair or the woman who
wore it we are not in a position to say. Any
how he became enamored of one or the other,
or both, sufficiently to induce him to offer
his heart and hand. The blonde beauty ac
cepted the offer, and a married life of ordi
nary happiness opened.
But Mr. Phyling, whose attention was
still naturally centered upon the golden
tresses which had first ensnared him, early
in the honeymoon noticed with alarm that
his wife never touched her hair while he was
present. She never indulged in that solemn
ceremony of "combing out" her hair night
and morning while her husband was near.
At first Mr. Phyling attributed this pecu
liarity to her excessive modesty, but after
awhile, when he found that she always
locked the door when she "did up" her hair,
he became suspicious. This feeling grew
until at last it prompted him to peep through
the transom, and then he saw a sight which
sickened him. His wife had hung her
golden tresses on a gas bracket and was
combing them, while the flies made a race
course of her bald head.
She is suing for divorce on the ground of
desertion, he on the ground of fraud and
false pretenses. If he had lovingly pulled
her hair during -the days of courtship he
would not have had to pull his own hair in
mortification now. An ounce of investiga
tion before marriage is better than a ton of
divoroe two years after it
BATHES PETTY CRITICISM.
Alter quoting me correspondence of a
Democratic paper, which frankly stated
President Harrison's interest in the raising of
money for the relief of the Johnstown suffer
ers, the New York World comments upon It
as follows: "But if Mr. Harrison, whose emo
tions were very profound, gave a dollar to
the fund, the fact is not related in the vera
cious chronicle before us." This is rather
small-potato journalism, and is entirely un
worthy a newspaper of the rank and general
fairness of the'TFbrW. Tho fact was duly
chronicled that, before the meeting at which
General Harrison presided, he had made a
contribution to the relief fond; and the re
ports of that meeting show that General
Harrison so stated, as an explanation
why he did not then join the list of those
who were making their subscriptions. The
World can afford to be decently fair, even to
a political opponent, in matters where par
tisanship is not involved. Of course where
politics are concerned, it would be useless to
It would appear that the Samoan ques
tion is not settled yet Mr. Blaine has pre
sented several objections to the proposed
treaty, which he thinks does not concede
enough to this country. The Berlin confer
ence may yet prove to have been a large ex
penditure of diplomatic wind to no purpose.
In the varied fragments and distractions
of the hour, the Chicago Tribune says, let
us not lose sight of the nation's great men
of the past Our cotemporary calls atten
tion to the fact that Geronimo is quietly
cultivating cabbages in the warm and moist
soil of the South, A. K. Cutting is satisfied
with 514 a week in a Texas printing office,
Martin Irons is working by the day in some
obscure Missouri town, JohannMost is tem
porarily out of prison and keeping a saloon
in New York, and Ignatius Donnelly is at
his home in Minnesota preparing for an
other campaign against Shakespeare. But
has not the Chicago Tribune made a mistake
in leaving out the name of a high official of
In the history of the work done by the
Citizens' Committee at Johnstown, which
Mr. James B. Scott is said to be preparing,
it can hardly be supposed that he will do
justice to his share of deeds. Bnt the public
knows well enough how great and meritori
ous Mr. Scott's services have been.
f Mbs. James Bbown Potxeb has been
making fun of the Chicago women, especially
those who were foolish enough to come to
see her act She says that the ladies in the
boxes chewed gum so vigorously during the
performance that she thought they were
making faces at her. The Chicago women
sav that what Mrs. Potter took for the facial
contortions which follow the use of chewing
gum were nothing but the frank amazement
with which they viewed her acting and dob-I
tares. They admit that their jaws did drop
when they saw so much Cleopatra and so
If, as it is now reported, the Pennsyl
vania Bailroad will be open for the running
of passenger trains through to the East on
Sunday next, the work of the repairing
corps will rank as one of the grandest
achievements of Its kind' in the history of
The New York Sun says that while the
citizens of New York may bo somewhat tardy
in carrying to completion so many enter
prises which have depended for their success
on their private liberality and publio spirit,
yet the contributions to the sufferers by the
Concmaugh flood show that there is no lack
of liberality in the city. It is our pleasant
dnty to indorse this view. Now York City,
in common with the whole "United States,
has shown wonderful and most timely gener
osity in this crisis.
The practical illustration of charity
which the churches all over the land have
shown in extending help to the sufierers at
Johnstown bears witness to the existence in
them of a remarkably healthy Christian
The advice of the State Board of Health
to the refugees at Johnstown to leave the
houses which are damp and Invaded by
sewage and adopt tent-life on the hill sides,
if taken, will tend to preserve health.
Tenting-out stands high as a summer recre
ationat Johnstown the fact that it is a
necessity should not weigh against the prac
tice. China has had a disaster as dreadful as
that which fell upon Johnstown, if the
meager report of the burning of the city of
Lee Chow, which has just reached us, is
true. It is said that 10,000 lives were lost. .
The new liquor license law which has
just gone into force in Dakota makes the
lowest retail tax $800 and the highest $1,600,
according to the discretion of the County
Commissioners. It is estimated that the
tax will cut down the saloons 25 per cent.
The Brooks law has effected a more radical
The kindness lavished upon Walt Whit
man on the occasion of his birthday recently
seems to have done him no good. He
threatens now to write some more poetry.
Calvin S. Bhick may have been a little
too sanguine in the last campaign, but the
Democratic party seems to be of the opinion
that they cannot find a better man to be
Chairman for the next three years. As far
as Mr. Brice's personal prospects go he
seems to have cornered a large supply of
PUBLIC PEOPLE PABAGEAPHED.
Mine Patjijne Lucca is ilL
In order to provide against the sale or neglect
of the little graveyard at Rochdale, where his
own remains and those of his family lie, John
Bright recommended in his will that his sons
should set apart the sum necessary to maintain
tho ground becomingly in perpetuity.
The Empress of Russia, like her sister the
Princess of Wales, never wears high crowned
or large brimmed hats, which. Indeed, wonld
be unsuited to the delicate type of her beauty.
Everything must be small and neat and com
pact, whether hat or bonnet Her favorite col
ors are palo blue and mauve.
A delicious story is "going around" anent
Mr. It-ring's and Miss Ellen Terry's visit to
Bandrlngham to play before the Queen. It ap
pears that all was going beautifully with the
"Merchant of Venice" Her Majesty seated in
front, stick in hand, and all attention until
Miss Terry's time came as Portia to deliver
her great speech about "Mercy." But the
Queen quite mistook the usual pause for somo
sadden failure of memory, began prompting
her qnito low, "The quality of meroy," etc.,
hut Miss Terry did not take the cue, and Her
Majesty then repeated rather more loudly and
enoonraglngly, "The quality of mercy Is not
strained." This was almost too much for Miss
Terry, but with a violent effort to suppress her
twinkling merriment she controlled herself
and gracefully accepted her cue.
Says the New York Bun: An illustration of
how some syndicate stories are prepared was
strikingly afforded by a recent conversation
with Chief Engineer Gearing of the City of
Paris. A few weeks ago a story was sent all
over the country by one of these bureaus pur
porting to give a column interview with Mr.
Gearing, in which he gave no end of Ideas and
calculations upon the question of building a
ship to cross the Atlantic In fire days. It was
even Bigned with his signature. "All that I
ever bad to do with that," said Mr. Gearing to
a recent visitor to the great steamer, "was that
one day a man came in and said he intended to
write an article abont a five-day ship. 'Ah,'
said I, 'that is a big problem. It would take
over 80,000 horse power. That was all lever
said or bad to do with the article in question."
It was a fraud.
In the Parnell Commission Court the other
day a youth was engaged in making some
sketches for an illustrated paper, and behind
Aim stood a bnrly gentleman, who might have
been taken for a county magistrate. The lat
ter watched the young artist for awhile, and
then, touching him on the shoulder, ventured
to observe that this and that and the other
points of the sketch were not exactly what
they should be. The, artist simply replied by
inquiring: "What do you know about it?" The
gentleman persisted in kindly and persuasive
criticism. At length the yonth. convinced
that, after all, the criticism was just indeed,
the gentleman had himself taken the drawing
block and made the necessary alterations with
his own hand remarked, "Well, you do seem
to know something aoout It, certainly," add
ing, "Are you on any paper?" "No," answered
the gentleman, "I am not on any paper, but I
do a bit of painting no w and then. My name Is
Some of the Conventions Announced In Con
nection With tfio Paris Exhibition.
An extraordinary series of conferences has
just been announced in connection with the
Paris Exhibition, says the London Standard.
Already no less than CS are fixed for the four
months between the middle of June and the
first week of October. The philanthropists
concerned in fire escapes and life saving appar
atus will lead off, and the engineers who are
professionally engaged with harbors and river
bars may bo expected to bring the long series
of meetings to a close.
No specialty, no crochet evenseems to have
been overlooked. Tho architects and the men
of letters will have an eqnal opportunity of
ventilating their views, or of taking the world
into the secret of their grievances. Agricul
ture, cheap dwellings, bread making and the
bibliography of the exact sciences aftora a
varied programme for the most diverse tastes,
to say nothing of artistic copyright alcohol
ism, the conveyance of land, prehistoric
man, and the advisability of the State
intervening in the payment of wages. If the
well-worn theme of Technical Education fails
to afford a very satisfying meal, there are work
men's clubs, workmen's share In profits, co
operation, laDor accidents, and the vices of
joint stock companies for the visitor with a
hankering after socialistlo Ideals. The more
practical-minded are invited to go into session
over chemistry, ballooning, pigeons, shorthand,
primary education, lire brigades, "money," and
the sufficiently expansive subjectsol commerce
and industry. Hydrology, river utilization,
meteorology, electricity, horticulture, build
ing, photography, and chronometry will follow,
and will in their turn be succeeded by the re
lief of the poor, higher education, criminal
anthropology, and primary schools.
It Is well that physiological psychology, ther
apeutics, geography, homeopathy, dentistry,
mines and metallurgy, otology, dermatology,
laryngology, applied mechanics,- veterinary
surgery, tne wine trade and the brewing inter
est are, from the knowledge required of those
proposing to take part in the discussion of their
details, necessarily confined to experts.
Threatened Men Live Lone,
from theJew York Herald.
Jeff Davis is Slycf rs old and that sour nnnln
tree ls'not yet grown.
THE TOPICAL TALKEfi.
A Novel Sunday School, CJIft Javeslle
Pugilism An American Lord A fie.
It was not more than two Sundays ago that a
little man, aged certainly not more than 6,
started out to Sunday school with the stupend
ous sum. of 8 cents given to him In trust by
his parents for the missionary fund, In his coat
pocket On the way to the school he 'met a
newsboy, who had a bundle of papers under his
arm, and from hlmhe bonght a paper. Arrived
at the school he presented the paper and 3
cents to the young lady presiding over the class,
with these words: "The paper is for you, and
the money for the mish'neries."
"But," said the teacher, "I don't read the
"PleaBe. ma'am, but this Is a Sunday paper
I bought it for you," the boy replied earnestly.
"What paper is It ?" Bhe inquired. -
"The'Spatch, of course!" was the reply,
uttered in such a positive way that the young
lady dropped her scruples and took the paper.
And that is how it came about that a certain
member of a suburban congregation astonished
her friends by appearing in church with a Sun
day newspaper under her arm.
Settling; disputes of all kind with fists
seems still to be extremely popular in juvenile
Yesterday as I was harrying along a pretty
street in a suburban village a group of four
boys came in sight They were apparently do
ing nothing assidnonsly after the manner of
boys. All of them were under 7 years old.
They seemed to be discussing something or
other in the quietest fashion, until I was
nearly up to them. Then quick as a lightning
flash the smallest boy of them all drew back a
little and sent his very small left fist into the
face of the boy nearest to him. For directness
and speed the blow Was worthy of Sullivan. It
'caught the assailed party on the nose, and the
blood flowed at once.
As I reached the group I heard the young
pugilist say: "I don't allow any man to call me
a darned fool."
A DAY or two ago a lady of this county was
reading aloud that delightful story of Mrs.
Burnett's, "Little Lord Fauntleroy," to her two
children, a boy and a girl, neither of whom is
more than 6 years old.
After reading a chapter or two the reader
paused to rest and listen to the comments of
her small auditors.
"Did you ever see a lord, mamma I" asked
tho girl; "I mean a live one really ?"
"No, my dear,'" her mother replied, "I don't
think I've ever seen one."
"Oh, yes, you have," broke in the boy. "So
"Where, Robert?" asked his mother in great
"Why, Mr. Richards, mamma he was our
landlord when we lived in town, wasn't he ?''
Iris not my intention to give a pointer to
sneak thieves and burglars, but rather to pre
vent the ransacking of an excellent institution
by the light-fingered fraternity.
A day or two ago I had occasion to visit the
Western Theological Seminary, on Bidge ave
nue. At the threshold 1 searched for a door
bell, electric or otherwise, a knocker or a
speaking tube, by means of which I might at
tract the attention of the inmates.. Of these
conveniences there was none. The door was
onen, however, so I went In. Nobody was to
be seen, and when I made remarks in general
about my wants no reply came. Finally I
searched through several class rooms, knocked
at innumerable doors and searched three
floors thoroughly before I discovered a soli
tary student who very courteously gave me
the desired information.
Nobody wishes to see tho whole seminary
stolen. Hence these remarks.
OLKEX'S WICKED GHOST.
The Citizens Are Gunning at Night for tho
Philadelphia', June 18. The citizens of
Olney and vicinity have been annoyed for over
a month by a ghost This apparition appears
nightly, intimidating men, women and chll-
have soen him as a smooth-facod man attired
in the light dress of a woman and with a whito
hood. Lurking in secluded nooks, sneaking
behind hen-roosts, be springs out on small chil
dren after nightfall and chases them for long
distances, uttering loud shrieks.
Late at nleht the citizens of Olney have been
subjected to all sorts of annoyances. Cries of
fire and murder ring out, and on looking out
the rudely awakened sleepers see the ghastly
apparition stalking around yards, tearing down
gates and wringing the necks of chickens, and
hear it threatening the lives of those in the
house. In some cases the ghost demands
money. It has been impossible to catch the
Farmer Gardner, who lives near Olney, has
been particularly annoyed. Frequently ho has
been aroused from his slumbers with wild
shrieks, followed by the ejaculation : "I am the
ghost ot Hamlet 1" On showing himself at the
window Farmer Gardner says that the ghost
would slowly advance toward blm, and, shad
ing bis eyes with his band, say : "My father,
my father, methlnks I see my father." Farmer
Gardner has givon chase to the ghost frequent
ly, out nas nut oeen auie iu caicu mm. xne
other night the farmer fired two shots from his
shotgun at the specter. Sttico then he has re
ceived no visitations.
Other pranks have been practiced by the
ghost such as unhanging gates, carrying them
to the front doors and then ringine the door
bell violently, so that the gate will fall upon tho
person opening the door. The ghost has suc
ceeded in intimidating some people sufficiently
to mako them throw him money from windows
at which his ghostly face has appeared.
Two little girls, Mamie Little and LUlie Bar
ton, were returning home late from school by
York road a few days ago, when this ghost
sprang out from somo Bhrubbery and gave
chase. Their cries soon brought rescuers to
the scene, but the ghost had disappeared. Since
then parents are afraid to allow their children
ont after nightfall.
Determined citizens of Olney have at length
aroused themselves, and in little bands they
now sally forth nightly. Inspitoof their vigi
lant search, the ghostly villain has eluded
them and pursueijMs pranks. If they catch
him it will go hard with him.
The police of the district hav been ordered
to bring In somo kind of a ghost at once.
BUILDING INSPECTOR'S BEP0ET.
Increase of Buildings Compared With May,
1SSS, but Some Decreases.
The report of, the Building Inspector for the
month ot May was completed yesterday, and
shows 01 permits issned for buildings, whose
aggregate estimated cost is 5771,174. This is an
increase of 61 in the number of buildings ana
of 8250,063 in the estimated cost thereof over
the record for May, 1888, and 5,000 lees in esti
mated cost than the record for April, the big
gest month for permits, of this year.
Of the total, 182 of the buildings were brick,
176 frame, 1 all stone, 1 all iron, and 1 iron
clad. The receipts of the Building Inspector's
office were 1,573. The Fourteenth and Nine
teenth ward show the greatest number of per
mits issued, the former 8i and the latter 49, al
though the estimated cost of the Fourteenth
wardDnildlngs was only $510 less than theNme
teenth, showing a superior class of buildings
constructed. Both wardsshowanincreaseover
last year. The Third ward also shows a con
siderable increase over last year's report, the
estimated cost of buildings in last month's re
port being 111,883. This includes tho four
five-story buildings on Wood street to replace
those destroyed by the Willey disaster, which
were valued at 30,000, the Free Dispensary
building on Sixth avenue, valued at 18,000, and
the new warehouse of KB. Mahood on Seventh
avenne, valued at $84,000.
PEAISE FOB PITTSBUfiG.
ABostonlnn Who Thinks This City Has Dono
Nobly In a Relief Line.
The followinc highly complimentary letter
from Boston praising Pittsburg's work for the
relief movement was yesterday received here:
HEAB : I have heard from Pittsburg In con
nection with the flood, and I want you to under
stand lam proud of you. Three hnndred thou
sand dollars cash from a city of that size Is
the most remarkable contribution In the history
of the country or of the world.
I have beent looking for a man from Pittsbnrg
ever since, and if I conld have found one there
would have been nothing too good for him even if
he had been the most blatant of Blaine men.
The contribution Is good In more than one sense.
It will stir other communities up, and excite a
spirit of emulation that will be of lasting good.
It Is a first-class way for wealth to divide with
poverty, for no hard feelings are engendered.
'The Lord loveth a cheerrul giver." Boston Is
doing fairly well, the amount now rising tioo. 000.
BOSTON, June 10. -
What True Joy Is.
From the New York Bun.l
Alexander Romanoff IlL, William Hohen-
zollern IL, and Colopel Albert Wales are taking
the'Huah around and having fun with him, but
the old man'will have to come over here) and
see a baseball game before he knows waattrue
oun mail room
Private Dnlzpll's Vindication.
To tb Editor of The Dispatch:
Last spring yon kindly published my brief
circular asserting theso three propositions as to
soldiers and their heirs:
They are entitled to the following claims, unless
they have been paid:
1863. Apply to Q.SL General.
2. Commutation or rations while prisoner of
war or on furlough, a cents per day. Apply to
3. Travel pay home at discharge at the rate or
one ration and one day's pay (nearly S cents per
mile) Tor every a miles. Apply to Second
As soon as it appeared -we And there was a
general f nsilade ot abuse of me and denial of
the accuracy of my statement from almost the
whote press of the country. No man conld
answer such a storm for, as Archbishop Foley
sajs, "Who can answer a snoerT" I knew 1
was right, and know so yet' but no one would
hear me after the cyclone of criticism that
swept down on my card from Washington.
The heads of departments at Washington and
Congressmen were overwhelmed with applica
tions under these heads; it would take hun-
areosu not tnousasas 01 additional clerics aUd
S100.000.COO or more to settle these claims that I
had so revealed to the boys for the first time,
and the Government got on its car and pitched
into me for digging this thing up. No one man
can fight the fiscal officers ot the United States,
so I had to knuckle down and let the storm
blow over me and keem mum about it
I was powerless. It was a grave injustice
done me by ignorant and jaundiced claim
agents, bnt 1 bad to stand it It came down on
me with the force and fury of a "South Fork
reservoir. But I have luckily floated out on a
piece of the debris, and emerge from the cata
clysm oi auverse criticism all o KI
I have now the proof that I am right in all
three propositions. Since then claims which I
presented under all three heads have been al
lowed and paid. That Settles the question, and
settles it in my favor. I got my $21 commu
tation of rations and 830 for extra duty pay.
Hon. Wm. C. Okey, of Ohio, well known
throughout our State as one of our best at
torneys, put bis claim through last week for
travel pay home at discharge, and it is allowed.
That settles all doubt as to the third proposi
tion. I inclose the letters of the department
allowing these claims. I hope you will do me
justice to look at these original documents, and
make the correction demanded. My first state
ment made in The Dispatch December 81,
1888, was entirely correct J. M. Dalzell.
Caldwell, O., June 13.
In the envelope which brought the above
communication Mr. Dalzell inclosed the orig
inal documents from Washington as proof of
the truth of his statements. The last is dated
June 6, 18S9, and signed by John S. Williams,
Third Auditor of the Treasury. It states that
the Second Controller has allowed Mr. Dalzell's
claim for extra duty $36 "which allowance
will be included In the next ensuing report to
the Secretary of the Treasury, that he may
certify it to Congress. Payment cannot be
made until appropriation by act of Congress."
A CHUKCH C0UH0IL.
Proceedings of the Lutheran General Synod
Yestorday Prohibition Indorsed.
A permanent organization of the Lutheran
Synod was effected at tho session held yester
day morning, and a resolution indorsing the
proposed prohibition amendment in this State
was passed. After the delegates presented
"their certificates, Revs. Messrs. Jacoby, Snyder
auujrrui. jcuieriy were appointed tellers lor
the election ot officers, which resulted as fol
lows: president Rev. H. W. McKnight; Secre
tary. W. S. Frees, of York, Pa.j Treasurer,
Alexander Gephart, of Dayton, O.
Dr, McKnight made a short but interesting
address, and the Rev. H. L. Baugber, Presi
dent of Gettysburg College, presented the fol
lowing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the General Synod of the Evan
gelical Church In tbeUnltedStutes in Allegheny
assembled. In accordance with previous deliver
ances of the Synod, bids the .Prohibitory Consti
tutional amendment In Pennsylvania Godspeed,
and hopes her members in the exercise of their
Christian liberty as citizens will all vote for It.
Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to
send a copy of this action to all our churches in
Pennsylvania with a request that it be read from
the pulpits on next Sunday.
There was no debate, but the members loudly
applauded the reading of the resolution.
The Rev. J. F. Shaffer, D. D., opened the
afternoon session with prayer. The Rev. M.
Valentine tendered his resignation as a mem
ber of the Common Service Committee, and it
was accepted. After the reading of the report
of the Board of Foreign Missions. Treasurer
Oliver F. Luzy reported that the total receipts
had been 885.613 85; expenditures, 83,587 21
leaving a balance of $2,226.
xne uoara oi foreign Missions then
offered resolutions concerning the favorable
financial receipts of the board for the past two
years; on tho death of Mrs. TJnahgst; a mission
ary in India; on the progress made toward the
erection of a colleee in India, and thanUnn-
'Rev. and Mrs. L L Uhl, and Mr. G. 8. Watts
ana air. u. w. watts, ot .Baltimore, for gifts
and services; on the work in India and Africa;
on the system of benificencein churches and
Sunday schools, and finally appropriating $65,
000 for foreign missions for the next two years,
and $35,000 to the district Synods for foreign
missions for each of the two years succeeding
April 1,189a B
The anniversary of tho Board of Foreign
Missions was held last evening, a large num
ber being present. The Rev. J. G. Butler pre
sided. The Rev. George Scholl, D. D., deliv
ered an address on "Our Foreign Missions," in
the courso of which he likened the mission
work of Paul to that of tho present, and char
acterized the work being done in Inula as a no
ble undertaking. When tho missionaries first
went to Africa the only word which would, he
said, express tho condition there was "amin
allsur." Dr. Scholl read the biennial report
from April 1. 1SS7, to April 1, 1889. A collection
was taken up anil i services ended.
Disorderly Polish Consonants.
From tho Mew York Sun.
Some students of the University of Cracow
have been punished with fine and imprison
ment for singing Polish songs. Disorderly
Polish consonants are run in by tho Russian
police. It seems a pity that students sh ouldn't
bo allowed to sing what words they will, for
they are seldom faithful to the tune. The
words are tho thing, and when these are Polish
and roared out with expression, even the deaf
can hear them, and the glaziers have plenty of
work the next day.
At the funeral of a young man named Bice,
at Shamokln, Pa., four young ladies were the
A ETBAY dog having been seized with rabies
in Pottstown, Fa., a Hungarian kicked the life
out of it
A cat in the outskirts of Lima, O., is util
izing a large bird nest in a tall troe for a sleep
ing place on pleasant nights.
Inside of an old disused pump-well near
Wheeling. W. Va., a couple of bluebirds have
taken up their abode and built a nest in which
are several eggs. The owner of the property,
curious as to how the birds attended to their
paternal duties, discovered on watching them
that they obtained access to the nest by enter
ing by tno spout" oi too pumpl
A tipsy tailor flinging bedclothes from a
hotel window made a stir in Easton, Pa., night
before last He told the landlord that he was
in Johnstown and wanted to "get to tho hills."
A threat that ho would get' to the lockup had
tho desired sedative effect on him.
Ghostly sounds In the old Court House at
Lock Haven turn out to have been made by a
small dog imprisoned in a hole In the wall.
Mb. Iloektbitz, of York, while fishing with
a cork line near Strinestown, Pa., two days
ago, caught a water dog two feet long.
Edgar Linsley, of New MRford, Pa being
annoyed by a "tramp" cat, which ate his own
cat's meals, blazed at the interloper with a rifle
at a moment when Mrs. Linsley, Impelled by
curiosity, had got in range on the other side of
the fence. The ball pierced the fence and
broke her leg.
WiniiB James Brookers was bidding at an
auction sale In Willlamsport, Pa., a few days
since, the stone pavement on which he stood
split In two and ho fell intotue cellar. The fall
Mr. Brekdlinger, a hotelkeeper of Limer
ick Square, Pa., has a pretty "serious thumb
from having used "wart-killer" on it
A Peculiar thing happened at the house of
Ralph Brockett, who lives near Latlmer.Colum
biana county, O. He lives In a brick house,
and the other day when he was six feet from
the door, about to enter the house, a brick im
pelled by some force was -tli town oat of tho
wall and struck him on the bead. As the bricks
were all securely placed together with mortar,
Mr. Drockett cannot Imagine what forced it out.
He was only slightly injured, and in the alter-
noon replaced he Drlcilnthe wall.
100 HOilES BEADr-BDILT.
Bach Is the Shipment Chicago Propose to
Get Off to Johnstown.
In Wednesday's Chicago Merald there was
published In detail the report of the Relief
Committee of that city, who had jnst returned
from Johnstown and Pittsburg after look
ing over the grounds and ascertaining
what in their judgment wonld yet bo needed
to aid the people of the devastated district
Among the-most novel propositions brought
out at the meeting were those embodied In the
Mr. onahan said it had been suggested that
ready-made houses could be shipped from here
and put on the tars at once la shape so that they
eouldbe creoted immediately upon arrival. He
thought It an excellent suggestion, and would
favor sending so or 100 of them at once, as the be
glnntngror the new city of Johnstown.
The Mayor tald T. W. Harvey could nut a lot of
those houses on the cars at once. He had tele
graphed the suggestion to the Johnstown commit
tee, but had received no answer. He didn't Know
wbrthey should not buy 100 or those houses and
send them down there, even If they had not been
Colonel yr. P. Bead said the people of the
stricken city did not wish to be thought paupers,
and that all they wanted was to be given a start.
They were cleaned out of everything and had to
hate not only houses, but furniture and bedding,
as well SS rood and clothing, and he did not think
the relief work should slot vet. He thnnrht it an
excellent Idea toend the houses, but would first
send a man to Johnstown to learn what sort or
houses were needed, learn where they should be
put, and the actual need of such houses. For hlm
seir he thought tbey were just what was wauled.
Mr. Alexander thought that any kind of houses
would be very acceptable. It was decided that the
question of sending the houses be left to the com
mittee of four, of which the mayor Is chairman.
With regard to the character or the commit
tee's report concerning what Pittsburg had
done and was doing, the following paragraphs.
also from Wednesday's Herald, will be warmly
appreciated here, though it wasn't for pralso or
renown that Pittsburg's contributors and
"Of course the suffering wss terrible," said
Colonel Bend, "but that has been described again
andagaln. There'sone setoricllows, though, to
whom enough credit cannot be given-the Pitts
burg Relief Committee. Ills composed of the best
men of Pittsburg and Western Pennsylvania, and
they were first on the ground and have ever since
done splendid service. They are working in a
systematlo way, too, and doing an lncalcnlaolc
amount of good. 1 don't think we can, or we
"In the first place, "said Mr. Charles L. Ray
mond, "every credit should be given the Pitts
burg Belief Committee. That body Is composed of
the best men in the city. They are able, and saw
before anyone else Just what ought to be done,
and then they did It, and did it well. In the sec
ond place the calamity has been grossly overesti
mated. Of course, the loss of even one life Is ter
rible, but the statement that 15,000persons ormore
had perished Is out of reason.
"what would you estimate the loss of life?" he
"Weil, from the most careful Inquiry among
men well Informed on the subject I should say not
over 5,000. And the loss of property is equally ex
aggerated. The Cambria Iron Works Is already at
work putting their plant In running order, and
the Pennsylvania Kallroad Companyls also com
ing out much better than the printed reports
would Indicate It could. The town, of course, Is
devastated, but tome good buildings still remain. ' '
THE LETTERS IN BLACK.
Missives of Mourning Coming From Friends
of the Lost.
The formalities of mourning; In times ot
greatest grief , sometimes come very slowly to
the surface. Crepe and other somber signs of
sorrow have been singularly scarce in all the
manifestations of affliction growing out of
Johnstown's dreadful visitation. Indeed, the
very first letter, written within a black border,
with reference to any phase or portion of the
calamity, found its way through the mails to
this office last night It was from a Baltimo
rean, who, for both himself and a fellow citi
zen, sought to subscribe for all copies of The
Dispatch down to date and for some time to
come, having anything abont the bodies recov
ered from the flood.
In simple explanation, this letter with its
Doraer oi duck sam:
Host a number of close relatives, and have not
been able to find their bodies, but hope to get
6ome clew from your reports and descriptive lists
of those already found and those that will bo
Yesterday's Dispatch contained about all
there was in such a list that would materially
aid in identifying any of the many nnindenti
fled bodies thus far recovered, Buton hundreds
of other corpses there wasn't enough left that
was distinct or distinguishable to enable any
body in this world to recognize them from the
Ah! there will be many letters in black bor
ders written, many weeds worn, for and about
the unknown dead of that Conemangh ca
PEEMANENT EPLIEP ASSOCIATION.
A Rew Organization Formed to Assist the
rSrXCIAI. TELEQBAM TO TUB OISPATCII.l
Johnstown, June 18. An organization
called the American Relief Association, for the
purpose of succoring and assisting communi
ties in distress or suffering from calamities of
any nature, was formed here a few days ago.
This association is one of the results of the
flood and of the demonstrated need of help in
time of misfortune. The first step to this end
was made by the following gentlemen at Johns
H. A. Axline, Adjutant General of the State of
Ohio; J. Chris Lange. M. D., of the West Penn
Hospital, Pittsburg; E. H. Archer, J. H. Harris,
U. E. Barlow, all of Columbus: Drs. C. H. S.
Jones and John L. Wessels, of Pittsburg: W- A.
Cowen. Superintendent of the West Penn Hos
pital, Pittsburg: L. A. Warnocfc. of Manor, Pa.;
a. a, rioya, oi irwin, ra.; unaries l.. layior, vv.
F. Stelntnger, Andrew DIeht, of Columbus, and
S. M. Kunkle, of Manor, Pa.
Gen. Axline was elected President; Dr. J.Chris
Lange, First Vice President; Superintendent
Cowen, Second "Vice President; Edward
Archer, Third Vice President; L. H. Warnock.
Secretary; Dr. Jones, Corresponding Secretary;
A. B. Floyd, Treasurer. The Execntlve Com
mittee consists of General Axline, H. E. Bar
low, J. L. Wessels. J. H. Harris and a M.
Kunkle. Dr. Lange is Physician in Chief.
Rcsolntions'were adopted tendering to Gov
ernor Foraker the thanks of the association
for the efficient aid rendered at Johnstown by
his representative. General Axline, and pledg
ing to Governor Foraker the aid of the associa
tion if it should be needed In Ohio at any time.
iMEElCUB AND ITS MASCOT.
That Capital Clab Starts Home, After Doing
CTnOH A STATT COBRIBFOHDEXT.I
Johnstown, June 13. The Americas Club
left for home this morning, accompanied by
their mascot The latter is an 11-year-old
German boy, whom Mr. John Little found at
Cambridge City. He lost his parents and all
his relatives in the flood. Mr. Little having
found him, has agreed to adopt htm. The little
fellow is a bright lad, and, when an attempt
was made to take him away from the club's
quarters, he set up such a howl that the scheme
had to be abandoned. He would not leave Mr.
Little, and the latter has taken such a fancy to
him that be will raise and educate the lad.
Too much la praise cannot be said of the
good work of tho Americus boys. They ar
rived here in their own special train Saturday
night a week ago, and were among the first to
volunteer aid to the sufferers. Tbey have
worked day and night among tho poor people,
and, had it not been for their assistance, many
of the families in Morrelrrille would have been
President HarryS. Paul and Messrs. A. J.
Logan and Benjamin Vandergrllt brought
with them $1,500, which was distributed among
the worthy class in addition to the promises
they received. McSwiqax.
G. A. G. MEN PEQYIDED FOE.
Twelve Veterans Among tho Lost Many
Left In Poverty.
Johnstown, Jane 13. Department Com
mander T. J. Stewart, Chaplain Rev. John W.
Bayers, H. G. "Williams, John M. Vanderslice
and Lewis W. Moore departed for the East
this evening. They have been in Johnstown
since early last week administering to the
comfort of the Grand Army people who have
suffered by tho flood. General Stewart has dis
covered 12 Grand Army men among the lost
and 1)6 who have lost their all. They are all
from Post 30, which was 300 strong. The
mortality is considered small. The dead came
from the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, the
One Hundred and Thirty-third, Oue Hundred
and Seventy-seventh, One Hundred and Tenth
and One Hundred and Thirty-ninth, the Penn
sylvania Volunteers. One had served in a
Rhode Island regiment
"We have stayed by the boys, said General
Stowart, "until we have tbem all provided fir.
Tho Grand Army has contributed from all over
the land, and we hope to swell the fund to $20,
O00L We have left matters In charge of a com
mittee from the local post, but will return at
the call of General Hastings. While here we
have unloaded 100 cars of piovlsions."
Insults by Telephone.
From the London Globe. 1
It has been decided at Paris that Insulting
persons by means of the telephone- does not
come within the penal code. No further pro
ceedings will, therefore, be taken against the
man who lately used the instrument to call
President Carnot'a Ministers a pack of cowards.
The prospect opened up by this decision Is an
alarming one; nobody who keeps a telephone
I will be safe from abuse, - ' -
They Were Married In Secret.
Hcrw XOBX BUBZAO SrXCIALS.
New Yoek, Jane JA Casper Elrkner, 19
years old and the son of wealthy parents, was
secretly married about 16 months ago to Fran
ces Wilklns. Miss Wllklns was 16 years old,
remarkably good looking and the daughter of
very respectable people. All the parties live
in Plainfield, N. J. When young Mrs. Klrkner
became a mother the young husband immedi
ately declared his marriage, which till then
had been kept secret. His family were furious.
his father threatened to disown him and
eventually sent him west with the warning
that his return to his young wife would be f fal
lowed Immediately by his disinheritance.
Young Mrs. Klrkner and the baby have lived
with her mother since the banishment of bar
husband. Once she sent Klrkner, Sr., a bill
for medical services rendered her and for the
maintenance of the baby, bnt the wrathful
father refused positively to pay It. The whole
sensation, which has kept Plainfield society
agog for the last year, was to-day brought to a
climax by a suit of the young wife against her
husoaad to compel him to support her and
A Box of Bailroad Torpedoes.
Katie Dunn, a ld-year-old girl of Jersey City,
this morning found a box containing six large
railroad torpedoes. A large number of chil
dren clustered around her when she dropped a
big niece of flagging on the explosives. Bhe
dropped the stone with a steady hand and true
eye. The torpedoes were all discharged. When
the smoke cleared six bruited children were
lying on the sidewalk. Katie was unconscious.
She had a scalp wonnd and her face, arms and
legs were badly lacerated.
A Fine New Steamer.
The now Sound steamboat Puritan made a
trial trip up the Hudson to-day. The Puritan
is 420 feet long. She is considered fire-proof
and unsinkable. Her hull, decks and masts
are ot steel. She has 69 water-tight compart
ments. She is lighted by means of 20 miles of
electric wire, and will be heated by 2,000 feet
of steam pipes. She cost $1,600,000 and is the
largest sid awheel steamboat in the world,
A Short bat Eventful Life.
Yonng Albert Wattimere Talliant, whoso
body was buried at Edgewater to-day, crowded
a vast deal of adventure into the 15 years of
his life. "When 6 years old his parents died.
He was sent to an orphan asylum, but ran
away upon learning that the manager planned
to hand him over to an Iowa farmer for life.
He went to sea as midshipman four years later,
was wrecked on a reef off the Maryland coast,
and after being lashed to the mast tor seven
hours was rescued 15 minutes before the ship
went to pieces. Late in 1886 he was ship
wrecked on a barren island 80 miles from Ja
maica, in the West Indies. He was rescued
after two weeks of hardships which caused
the death of two members of the crew with
him. In the Carribean Sea last yearhewa3
taken from the deck of a sinking yacht, which
went down an hour later. A short time ago
Talliant decided to become a "Wall street
broker. Confinement In an office caused a dis
ease of the heart, of which he died.
Flood Refugees In New York.
John McGinn, Mrs. McGinn and four little
McGinns, flood refugees, who arrived here from
Johnstown yesterday, are being well cared for.
Mr. McGinn was given work in an uptown fac
tory this morning. One child injured during
the flood was sent io a hospital. Furnished
rooms and food will be provided for the family
till McGinn gets on his feet again.
A Rnnaway Toutu.
Charles Goodwin, 15 years old, of Brooklyn, Is
home again with all but $40 of bis father's 1.500
with which he absconded last Sunday. Im
mediately after stealing the money young
Goodwin, with two friends of his own age,
started "West to kill Indians. They bought three
bulldog revolvers, four dozen cakes and ten
boxes of cartridges. After traveling about 10
miles young Goodwin returned six $100 bills to
bis father by mall. Goodwin, Sr., traced the
boys by the postmark of the letter, and last
evening caught his son in the act of buying
three shotguns. He brought all three boys
home, and gave Goodwin, Jr., a tremendous
strapping. Goodwin, Jr., for the next fortnight
will take his meals standing up.
WOBK. OF THE B0EEAUS.
Tho Number of Free Passes Given by the
JoHNSTowif, June 18. The report of the
Bureau of Transportation, which died with the
Citizens' Belief Committee, was presented to
James B. Scott to-day. It shows that from June
4 to 11, inclusive, 1,592 people were given free
transportation out of Johnstown. Out of these
872 went over the Pennsylvania and 720 over the
Baltimore and Ohio. One hundred and seventy
six were sent to Pittsburg by the Baltimore and
Ohio, and 636 over the Pennsylvania. One hun
dred and fifty-seven were sent to Philadelphia
over the Baltimore and Ohio. The bureau was
in charge of Fred J. Heinz, of Pittsbnrg.
The Bureau of Information answered 237 tele
grams and 68 letters, mostly inquiries of anxious
friends as to the safety of Jobnstowners. H. A.
French was In charge of the bureau.
THE TIHTAG POLICE.
Good Citizens. Actnnted by an Honest De
sire to Snvo Property.
TOOK A STATr COEEZSrOMDKXT.l
Johnstown, June 13. A great deal of use
less and unjust abuse has been showered on the
"tintag police," as they are called here by both
newspapermen and visitors. Of coarse many
hate taken advantage of the easily copied
credentials to Impose upon the citizens and
commit many acts of vandalism, but many of
the first sworn in by the Sheriff were good,
respectable citizens, who lost everything in the
flood, and who accepted the position under the
impression that they were to be Dild for their
services, whloh would enable them to be In a
manner self-supporting. Moston.
THE ELECTBIOAL WORLD.
The oxygen band In the spectrum of the
electric light from the Eiffel tower has been
found similar to that in the son's rays.
"Wind drives a motor at Cape de la Here in
France, which is used for running the dynamo
that furnishes the electric light to tho light
house. The use of carbon brushes Is said to be of
greatest value on railway motors where speed
and current are most subject to violent
The piercings of the new Cabres tunnel met
with remarkable precision, the length being
The number of Incandescent lamps installed
in Boston this spring has been almost twice
what it was last year.
The total mileage of submarine cables is
stated to be 113,031 miles, of which 10,500 are
The eophone, an instrument for determining
the location of the source of sounds for the
benefit of navigators, has been successfully ex
At a series of maneuvers between the En
glish Mediterranean fleet and the batteries at
Malta to test the efficiency of the electric light
it was found that it cannot successfully pierce
The electric conduits in Paris are about 5
feet high, 2 feet wide and of masonry lined
with cement They contain naked wires, in
sulated only by porcelain knobs, and arebailt
under each sidewalk parallel with the boule
Steam fire engines operated by electricity
Five electrical tramways with a total length
of 14.7 kilometers, are being constructed in
A novel ,uso ot electricity is about to be
tested In sharpening the shoes of car horses in
Telkqbaph. wires arc very seldom fused by
lightning, although there are numerous in
stances of their carrying very large currents,
and a case Is cited on excellent authority where
a lineman-was killed by touching: a wire struck
1 1 by lightning ata point 60 milsa distant.
CURIOUS COBDMBATlOSa a -
A Vienna lad of 6 attempted suicide to
escape a strapping.
Iowa Is talking about building a 5100,
000 soldiers' monument at Des Moines.
There are no fewer than 28,129 known
thieves over 16 years of age In England.
There is a company organized In En
gland which Insures you against burglary.
A spring near Bagtown, Col., throws a
stream of scalding water to a height of 3b feet.
The income of the Free Church of Scot
land this year is 638,939, being an Increase of
48,000 as compared with last year.
The newest English umbrellas have
knobs with broad, flat tops, upon which de
signs are worked out in gold and silver and
A Boston cobbler has this sign, chalked
upon a piece of board, displayed In his window:
"We generally shine Doots and shoes when we
heel and tap them tree."
Among the curious things exhibited at
the Royal Society's Conversazione In London
the other evening was the tail of a Japanese
barndoor o ock U feet long.
There are only two women living, it 1st
said, who have gowns embroidered with real
pearls. They are Queen Margherlta, of Italy,
and Mrs. Bonanza Mackay.
In a 16-page love letter exhibited in
court in Providence the other day the word
"darling," occurred 37 times, and yet the girl In
the case said it was a cold, unfeeling epistle."
Prank Morse, of Bathe, Me., diedre
cently of catarrhal pneumonia, induced by ex
cesslve cigarette smoking, after a short illness,
aged 19. This la another warning to cigarette
One mode of selling turquoises at Nishni
is curious. A person, on payment of a fixed
sum, is allowed to plnnge his hand Into a bag
full of them and to become possessor of the
A gorilla in the Bombay zoological
gardens takes a bar of Iron two inches thick
and bends it double in his hand, and with one
bite of his teeth he shivers a mahogany knot
into matcn wood.
A charter was issued at Sprlngfield.Ill.,
to the American Executing Company, of
Chicago, capital stock 125,000. The purpose of
tho company is to execute criminals who ara
sentenced to death.
A painting of the Madonna, dated 1384,
has been discovered in the village of Messem
bria, an old Greek colony, near Bourgas. It has
been removed to Sophia, where it will be placed
in the National Museum.
Thirty thousand letters written to Gen
eral Boolanger from sympathizers have been
seized by the French Government Among
tbem were offars of service from Government;
officials, both civil and military.
Elberton, Ga., has a cariosity in the
form of a colored boy. His advantage lies in
the unusual size of his month. He can put a
large baseball In this organ, and then have
room for his hands to pull it ont
The Cherokee Indians support over 100
common schools, with an aggregate of 4.C59 pa-
lis, sad a high school for boys with 211 stu
ents. They are jnst completing a seminary
that will accommodate 165 students.
At the Thames Police Court, London,
some days ago, a woman, who bad been con
victed 2S7 times at that and other courts in the
metropolis, was chare ed with being drunk and
disorderly. She got Ave days at bard larbor.
The largest ferry boat in the world is the
Solano, used in carrying trains across the
StraiU of Carqulnez. between Benicla and
Porta Costa. It is 460 feet long, and has a ca
pacity of 43 freight cars and two locomotives.
Here i3 a cricket enriosity which will
take a good deal of beating: A Millhouses.
Sheffield. England, eleven playing against a
team from Stanley scored one run in their first
Innings and three in their second. One greedy
fellow got two of these.
A Newfoundland dog in California,
which lost its master, was found no less than
three times trying to dig open his grave. After
the last visit the body.f or some reason or other,
was disinterred, and the dog, noon sniffing the
coffin, took to the woods and thereafter re
fused all food.
Mr. Senseman, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.,
heard something fall a few nights ago, but gave
the sound no heed. Next morning he found
that the bottom of his cellar had literally
dropped out, and that the gable-end of the
house had sunk, and was in danger of falling.
An underground stream had caused the sink.
The Esquimaux of the Hudson's Straits
are in the habit of making offerings ot various
articles to spirits, and scraps of food, powder
and shots, tobacco and the like are to be found
on the graves of their dead. Bnt they are
anxious to conciliate all the known super
natural powers as well as the unknown, and.
therefore, they made similar offerings the
beacon in the shape of a man recently erected
In that region.
Tho American lift in the Eiffel tower,
at Paris, was'sabjected to a final test before
handing it over for pnblic use. The lift which
consists of two apartments, one above the
other, weighs 11,000 kilogrammes, and
loaded with 3,000 kilogrammes of lead that
is to say, weighing 1.400 kilogrammes was
raised to a considerable height. There It was
fastened with ordinary ropes, and this done It
was detached from the cables of steel wire
with which it was worked. What was to be
done was to cut the ropes and allow the lift to
fall, so as to ascertain whether, if the steel ca
bles were to give way, the breaks wonld work
properly and support the lift. Two carpenters,
armed.with great hatchets, had ascended to the
lift and were ready to cat the cables on a sig
nal. There was a great anxiety. The signal
was given, a blow cut the rope and the enor
mous machine began to fall. Everyone was
startled; bat In its .downward coarse the lift
began tomove moreslowly, it swayed for a mo
ment from left to right, stuck on the break and
stopped. There was general cheering. Not a
pane of glass in the lift had been broken or
cracked. A powerful arm seemed to have
caught the lift In Its descent and to have
stopped it without a shock at a height of ten
meters above the ground.
WHAT WILD WITS ABE SAYING.
The coal man knows the weigh to wealth,
Speaking of detectives, isn't the sun a
great shadower? Boston Courier.
A grass widow is not infrequently one
whose children have a poor sort of fodder. Oil
The man who wants to get ahead of time
when going for a train should use the spur of the
moment. Boston Courter.
If one man gets something for nothing it
stands to reason another, man gets nothing for
something. Sea Oritam Picayune,
Some or us may be in doubt sometimes
whether life Is worth living-, but that death Isn't
worth dying we all feel might sure. Somerxilia
Commercial traveler "what a surprise to
see you traveling third class, Herr Baron. Tou
own a country villa.
The Baron (grimly) You would- travel third
class, too, Hyou owned a vlla. Fllegtnde Blaet
If all the telephone wares in this country
were stretched In a contlntous line they would
reach seven times around tie earth and some day
the telephone company will fix them that way
with a convenient nandleffor carrying attached.
Terr liautt Bxpren. I
Prudent lover I hive a vital secret to
confide In yon which -joi must promise to forever
Kind parent "What if your secret?
Prudent lover X wart your daughter's hand In
Kind parent I shay never give It away. Omaha
Mrs. Dumpsey4See here, Johnny Dump
seyl You have been la swimming. Mow don't
Johnny DampseyHl hain't ma!
Mrs. Dumpsey tarernl, sir. How does your
shirt happen to bein wrong side out?
Johnny Dumpsef Me and Bill Brown have been
turning somersailts all morning. Burlington
Teacher Benjamin, how many times
mutt I tell you rot to snap your flngersr Now put
down your handand keep still. 1 shall near wnat
you have to savpreently. iJflve minutes later. :
Now, then, Beijamln, what is It that you want
Benjamin "there was a tramp In the hill a while
ago, ana I say him go off with your gold-headed
parasol. Xni Yor flan. t
An unfortunate parent "I will ask you
to state, " said the lawyer, "whether you have any
other chlldrp than this young man now on trial
"Yourllnor," exclaimed the witness, appeal
ing to tne .Jadge, "dolhave to answer that ques
I see no reason why yoa should not," an.
sweredth Judge. "You may answer it."
1 havone other child, but Ibad hoped It would
not be necessary to speak of her. She turned, out
badly, "altered the witness. t She married aa.
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