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THE PITTSBURG. DISPATCH, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1889.
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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY. JUNE 18. 1SS3.
ESTIMATES OF LITTLE VALUE.
To-night the returns will tell the fate of
prohibition in Pennsylvania. The Antis
are making pronounced claims of majorities
which range anywhere frflm 20,000 to 150.
000 for the State, while the Prohibitionists
are smiling but silent "We are inclined to
think that there was never an election at
which estimates were so clearly worthless.
There is no previous vote on prohibition to
go by only a general sort of feeling as to
the state of mind of the community. More
than that, there is no way to guess what
proportion of the whole vote will go to the
But this uncertainty will make the elec
tion all the more interesting. It will keep
the opposing sides busy to the last moment
bringing out their men. So far as the old
third party element and the liquor interests
are concerned, the feeling is intense; neither
of those two elements will leave undone
anything that might count Yet it is the
general and less agitated public which will
furnish the material for majorities; and the
general public does not at all show symp
toms ot excitement
By reason of confidence in the workings
of high license, the strongest arguments tor
prohibition are so diminished to many
minds that it is hardly to be doubted the
Antis would have a majority on a full vote.
But a full vote is just what cannot be ex
pected. It is the proportion of the "stay
aways" as much as of those who cast ballots
that will decide. Notwithstanding the pre
tentious estimates which have been sub
mitted from many quarters, the guessers are
all in the dark. They may hit it, but are
just as likely to miss it
THE LAWYERS' PLAY DAY.
If anywhere the notion exists that law
yers are melancholy, sad-visaged men whose
only cheer is in nam., pracipes, JL fas.,
fees and such things, a look in upon the
"jolly throng at Bock Point yesterday
would have quickly dispelled the 'fancy.
Though, as up in the Ligonier
Valley the year previous, Jupiter
Pluvius made yesterday several attempts
to file demurrers to the picnic pro
ceedings, this sort of opposition only
brought out more strongly the resources of
Allegheny county's practitioners, who en
joyed themselves immensely. The annual
picnic is an excellent idea of the Bar Asso
ciation. Ordinarily the life of a busy law
yer in a citv like Pittsburg is so thoroughly
bound uo in his books and cases, that he-
may well esteem it a blessing whenever for
twenty-four hours together he can totally
LESS GBATTXITDE THAIT DIPLOMACY.
The opinion of the European press seems
to be unanimous to the effect that the United
States won a diplomatic victory in the
Samoan agreement Although the opinion
to that effect is strongest among thi English
press, whose Government has been consti
tuted a court of last resort in Samoan mat
ters, we may accept the assurance that our
na'ion has been comparatively successful in
this diplomatic venture.
But it is worth while to inquire whether
the success we have won is as creditable to
our nation as it might have been if we had
paid less attention to our own interests and
more to those who have some claim upon us.
"When the report of that fearful storm
in -which the "United States and Ger
man vessels were driven upon the
reefs at Samoa reached this country,
and it was learned that the supporters of
Mataafa were active in rescuing the ship
wrecked sailors, there was a universal recog
nition of the fact that the merest gratitude
to the native chieftain would require our
Government to secure him at least a fair
consideration of his rights in fnture negotia
tions. But that, it seems, is just exactly
what has not been done. The Samoans are
left at liberty to choose their king, except
that Mataafa, the chief who rescued our
sailors and afforded them shelter, is barred
out as obnoxious to Germany. In other
words, while the United States has pro
cured the restoration of Mnlietoa. who had
very slight claims upon our championship,
we have thrown overboard Mataafa, to
whose interest we were bound by all the
ties of gratitude.
It has been generally understood that the
moral qualities are unknown factors in
diplomacy, but it hardly seems creditable
to this country to discard the element of
ordinary gratitude so completely in the
MAEEIAGE SYSTEMS C0KTBASTED.
1 One of the pleasant little circumstances
of marriage in Prance, looking at the mat
ter from a man's standpoint, is that it is
considered the correct thing for the parents
to provide the bride with a dot or portion.
Few parents are so poor in Prance that they
cannot scrape together enough to make some
sort of a settlement upon a daughter about
to be married. Here no such custom exists.
Of course, daughters of rich men generally
get a check from papa among the wedding
presents, sometimes a regular allowance or
annuity after the marriage. But it is not
i the rnle by any means to make marriage a
financially profitable investment for the
' Of all people in the world a Frenchman
points out some disagreeable consequences
of the French ante-nuptial settlements. He
-nays that uply young women with money
marry handsome or aristocratic young men
without money, and pretty but portionless
young women are -forced to marry.old men.
Hence the succedlng race suffers. This is
not altogether clear to us, but the French
writer seems to think the theory is borne
out by his experience. Then he says that
in America men are not on the look-out for
marriage portions, but choose wives for
physical or mental beauties, and thus the
race is kept up to a high level in every di
rection. This statement is also a trifle hard
to accept solidly as true, flattering though
There may be more marriages for money in
Prance than in the United States, and per
haps it is due to the practice ot giving a dot
with the bride. If it is Americans of both
sexes should pray that the French fashion
in matrimony may never become popular
OUR WATEB SUPPLY.
The analysis of river water furnished by
Prof. Hugo Blanck and published in our
local columns, shows a proportion of un
welcome substances in the water which is
not absolutely injurious, but is so close to
the danger line as to warrant caution in its
use for some time to come.
This analysis rather" tends to show a
foundation for the warnings of caution in
the use of the water than to prove that they
were unnecessary. "While the proportions
of chlorine, ammonia and albuminoids are
not positively deleterious they have been
so largely increased over the normal
condition of the water as to indicate the
necessity of care in its use. Boiling and
filtering the water is not useless in its best
state, and when deleterious ingredients are
noticeably increased, it is wise to keep on
the safe stde in the use of hydrant water for
Probably the condition of the river water
is improving now that thorough work in
cleaning up has been done on the upper
streams. A week or two more of care in
its use, will be likely to give time for the
rivers above the city to be restored to an
even better condition than before the floods.
Considerable comment has been aroused
by the formation of a corporation in Chica
go, which, under the title of the American
Execution Company of the United States,
proposes to take charge of the work of kill
ing ofl" criminals with neatness and dispatch.
The general impression seems to be that
this is a novel and somewhat questionable
extension of the field of corporate enterprise.
So iar as the particular field is concerned,
the novelty of the enterprise is indisputa
ble; but in view of the fact that it under
takes a work which is generally supposed to
be especially the province of government, it
is worth while to note that precedents for
the corporate assumption of governmental
functions are not entirely lacking. Busi
ness and corporate agencies undertake police
work all over the United States. It might
be asserted, as simply carrying the logic of
that enterprise to its legitimate conclusion,
that if corporations can detect and arrest
criminals, there is no reason why it should
not finish the job by killingthem. Corporate
organization has been avowedly made among
the railroads for the purpose of enforcing
the inter-State commerce law, and several
associations of railroads have published
their intention of establishing for themselves
a primary court, which will do away with
the necessity of the interference of the Com
mission and United States Court in cases of
violation of that law. In addition to that
there are numerous assertions to the effect
that the corporations actually, if not "nomi
nally, make the laws in various States. All
these corporate assumptions of the govern
mental duties of legislation and police
work, would seem to pave the way for the
final and perfect illustration of government
by corporations, in the case of a corporation
for hanging or otherwise getting rid of the
criminals who, by the corporate system, are
sentenced to death.
Most assuredly, if the corporations are to
make our laws, tax us, furnish our police
systems, and govern us throughout, there is
no reason why they should not kill us off
when we come under the operation of the
capital laws. But perhaps it would be bet
ter to wait and see whether the perfection of
corporate supremacy is to be successful be
fore accepting its last and most signal as
sumption of governmental duties.
WOLSELETS WILD ALARM.
If ever there should be an international
exhibition of fools England will naturally
choose Lord "Wolseley as a sure prize
winner. The hero of the three victorious skirmishes
and several disastrous campaigns will not
permit the public's attention to be diverted
from him for a day. He poses continually
as a prodigious nincompoop, pasted with
placards announcing his enormous services
as a solSier and his great ambition to be
considered a statesman and an author.
His latest eflort to achieve the highest
pinnacle of puerility is in the nature of a
solemn warning to his compatriots to
abandon their present military system and
to adopt that of Germany, on pain of having
to make the change under the pressure of
dire necessity. He sings effusive praise of
the European plan of conscription, and
compulsory military training for all men,
and says that the English people, by their
aversion to big standing armies and bar
rack education, are missing the choicest ad
vantages of physical and moral training
that the present age affords.
It has always been one of the strongest
evidences of England's good sense, as it has
undoubtedly been one of the chief pillars of
her prosperity, that she has persistently re
sisted all efforts to induce her to follow the
example of the Continental powers in main
taining an enormous standing army, which
would necessarily entail a recourse to the
conscriptive system. The advantages of
military training and of association of citi
zens in masses under discipline are quite ap
parent to us. They can be obtained partially
in the volunteer force of England and in the
national guards of this country. But to
sacrifice from three to ten years of each male
citizen's life to training in barrack and field
duty is too high a price, in our opinion, to
pay for these advantages. In a commercial
country like England such -a sacrifice would
be iatal. She is likely to laugh heartily at
her great toy soldier's wild alarm.
THE PUBLIC NEED.
The growth of combinations to suppress
competition evokes from the Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette the following terse
statement of the public interest:
The idea that monopoly is in the interest of
the public Is absurd. There is nothing in it.
It means simply a tax upon the people. It
means a tax upon the necessaries of life. It
means a burden upon the masses of the people
in the Interest of combined capital. Let us
not fool about this. There is no time to fool
about it We must elect men to State Legis
latures and to Congress who will sit down upon
monopolies of all kinds and stand by the rights
of the people.
This only needs the addition that we
must also secure public officials who will
enforce such laws, to stale the whole issue.
The fact it that while statutory penalties
for conspiracies to enhance the price of the
necessaries of life would aid'the suppression
of this evil, the foundation for them is
in the common law at present
The trusts never could have attained their
present degree of vitality if it were not lor
the official demoralization which renders it
so easy for .wealth and influence to defeat
the action of the law. "When a Standard
Oil millionaire has undergone a fine of $250
for conspiracy, without considering it neces
sary to come from his retreat in Florida to
receive his sentence, it is impossible to
avoid the charge that the law treats the rich
and powerful very differently from the poor
and degraded. i
"We need laws to punish these infringe
ments on public rights, and we wanH. them
enforced. "When we can send a millionaire
conspirator to the penitentiary the reform
will be effected.
The report that the Secretary of the In
dian Defense Association has seut letters to
the leading chiets at the Pine Ridge agency
advising them not to .consent to the opening
of the Sioux reservation for settlement
moves the New York Herald to indignation.
That journal speaks of the efforts of civili
zation being thwarted by "marplots." It is
rather sad when the effort of civilization
to buy land for less than it is worth is
thwarted by the marplots who advise people
not to sell their property unless they get
full value for it.
The plan of the temporary houses seems
to meet the needs of the Johnstown people.
In fact, the creditable feature of the Pitts
burg relief work has been that it met the
demand of each emergency as it arose.
It is a singular illustration of the irony
of circumstances that Conemangh Lake,
which a few months ago was pointed out as
a possible source for a supply of perfectly
pure water for Pittsburg, is now the cause
of our watching our present water supply
very closely to see whether it maintains its
ordinary standard of cleanliness. The lake
was pure enough while under control, but
turned loose, its work was productive of the
The signal service appears to have got
the art of weather predictions down very
fine at present It just predicts rain and
stormy weather every day, and -hits it every
The letter of Colonel Merrill to the
Allegheny City Government, is a tolerably
clear statement of the point that if Alle
gheny City does not want an improved
Allegheny river it does ,not have to have it.
But if Pittsburg is cheated ot that im
provement by its northslde suburb, it
ought to try and get the appropriation
transferred to the fund for purchasing the
The confessions of "Woodruff, the con
spirator, who is in prison at Chicago seem
to fall as easily as the rain. Both con
fessions and rain come every day.
Boulakger is having a hard time to
keep himself before the public in Paris. He
was so eclipsed by the Exposition and by
Buffalo Bill that the meetings that were got
up to advertise him have so far been a fail
ure. It is safe to assert that Boulanger is
now a back number.
The news that some "Western speculators
have got up a big Castor Oil Trust should in
spire the public to physio that combination
with a dose of its own medicine.
There is one thing to be said about the
prohibition canvass. "We have had a short
campaign. The indications are getting
strong that if it had been extended over
three months, it would have contained as
much silliness and abuse as a Presidental
Between flood and dynamite by the
hundred weight, the last state of Johnstown
threatens to be worse than the first
The New York Press quotes Mr. C. L.
Magee to the effect that Pittsburg has now
only ninety-three saloons, but the Press
should remember that while Mr. Magee's
authority is correct as to the face of returns,
the figures from the "speak easies" are not
all in yet
The amalgamated scale is completed, and
all that remains is to see how gracefully the
manufacturers will accept it
Compaeatite analyses of the Philadel
phia water and the Pittsburg water indicate.
mat me .riiisourg water is ratner oetter
than that of the Quaker City; but Pittsburg
ers are naturally proud, and won't drink
any such water for some weeks to come.
SEXATOBFBYEis fishing on the Restigouche.
The late Sir Thomas Dak in' s body was buried
in a paper coffin. -
Peestdknt-kxect Reed will preach the
baccalaurate sermon at Dickinson College on
June 23. ,
.Much sympathy is expressed with ex-Governor
Waller, of Connecticut, the loss of his
youngest sonby diphtheria.
Bishop Pottee will-deliver the addressto
the graduating class of the Rensselaer Poly
technic Institute, at Troy, on Wednesday
' Gexeb ax. Butler is down on the Colby Uni
versity commencement programme for the an
niversary oration on July 2. It is just fifty-one
years since the General was graduated from
that sterling old Baptist college.
Dr. Pepper, Provost of the University of
Pennsylvania, greatly wants to resign his post,
but the trustees will not hear of it He gets
$5,000 a year salary, and gives the college $10,000
a year from his own pocket No wonder they
want hltn.to stay.
At Covent Garden Boito's "Meflstofele" was'
being done, Mr. Burnand was In the house, and
there was a long wait just before the act in
which Helen of Troy appears. "Tedious wait,
this, isn't it?" remarked a friend. "Yes," re
plied "Mr. Punch," "Troy weight, you knowl"
8ib Feedeiuck. Leightok went to theBoyal
Academy exhibition the other day and a new
attendant at the door, not knowing him, de
manded his pass or ticket "I have none," said
Sir Frederick. "I am Sir F. Leighton, the
president you know." "Must show your pass,
sir," was the reply; "I've been ordered to admit
no one without a pass or ticket, except by
special permission." "Oh, all right then," re
turned the artist, "J, as president, give you
special permission to admit me!"
Not a Wood-Bo Solclde.
from the Cnlcaco News, j
"O moody man that wearcst
A sullen, hateful frown,
Devoid of hope and with a rope
From which to dangle down,
Commit not such a dreadful deed.
O desperate man, take heed, take heedl"
"Of gittln scared there ain't no need;
This here's a lasso 'n' I'm the boss
Dog catcher of this town."
Seoond Week or N. S. Wood.
"The Boy Scout," an old favorite with the
patrons of Harris' Theater, Is being given this
.week, the second week of N 8. Wood's engage
ment at this popular house. The Audiences at
both performances yesterday were considerably-larger
than any that have been attracted
to Harris' Theater lor several weeks. The play
Is well mounted and the company presents it in
an acceptame manner, ine i)oy ocout" will
do piayea in jriiuuuxB no mere alter wis en-
THE TOPICAL TALIER.
The Wonderful Work of the Pennsylvania
A Pinnae of Caterpillars Fifteen, Love
Uoirto Placate a Mocking Bird.
It is really Impossible to give the Pennsylva
nia Railroad too much credit for the way In
which they have repaired the enormous dam
age done by the floods totheir main line from
Harrisburg to this side of Johnstown. No
railroad in the world, probably, was ever taxed
in such a way as the Pennsylvania has been,
ana It is certain that none could have re
sponded with the promptitude and energy of
this, State's great corporation. Figures and
descriptions in words can hardly give an ade
quate idea of what the Pennsylvania Railroad
has accomplished since death and destruction
made May 81, 18S9, a date fearfully memorable.
Several members of the party of -newspaper
men, who went to Johnstown and South Fork
on Sunday on a special train, have told me that
what impressed 'them as much as anything
they saw during the journey, was the masterly
railroad engineering which the newly con
structed tracks of the Pennsylvania exhibited
between Sang Hollow and South Fork.
Soif ETniNQ definite as to the re-building of
the Pennsylvania Railroad from Sang Hollow
to'Sonth Fork may bo interesting at this time,
and the following statement coming from
Passenger Agent Thomas E. "Watt may be
taken as reliable: "
On the night of May 81 the double track be
tween Sonth Fork and Long Hollow, a distance
of fourteen miles, was almost annihilated.
Three substantial and important bridges were
smashed and swept away by the flood, namely:
the iron bridge at South Fork, bridge No. 0
east of Buttermilk Falls, and the viaduct east
of Mineral Point On Thursday, June 13, less
than two weeks after the fourteen miles of
track, including three bridges, had been de
stroyed, through traffic was partially resumed,
and on Sunday, June 16, the regular schedule
of passenger trains was restored, with the ex
ception of the New York and Chicago Limited.
In the work of restoration the temporary
structures in place of the bridges destroyed are
most remarkable. There are two trestles; one
83 feet high and. 600 feet long, and the
other at Buttermilk Falls, 600 feet long.
Double tracks were completed In the new sec
tion of road as far as Mineral Point on Sunday,
and by "Wednesday will be completed through
To accomplish this marvelous piece of rail
road building, between 6,000 and 7,000 menwero
drawn from the track forces of the Pennsyl
vania Company's lines. The reason for draw
ing the men from the "Western lines, was that
when the crash came at Johnstown there was
no way to call upon the Eastern divisions of the
Pennsylvania Railroad for helD. It was just as
well that communication could not be had
with the East, for the damage done to the
Northern Central Railroad and Philadelphia
& Erie by the floods was so great that the men
available for such service on the Eastern
divisions of the Pennsylvania were con
centrated in repairing those lines. The men
of the middle division, with six bridges gone
and miles of track washed away, or rendered
unsafe to attend to, have bad their bands full
also. So the brunt of a mighty task fell upon
the men of the Western lines, and splendidly
have they disposed of it
Is there a plague of caterpillars in this
neighborhood From what I have seen in va
rious rural quarters I should say there is, and
that the maple trees are being singled out by
the pest for destruction as far as their foliage
goes. The destroyer Is a small green caterpil
lar, which resembles that which produces a
white butterfly. It is not the caterpillar of
what is known in some quarters of the globe as
the cabbage white, so called from tho favorite
foodof its caterpillar, but is much like it, the
principal difference being in the matter of
size. It is much smaller than the cabbage
Whole avenues of maples In Edgewortb, on
tbe Fort Wayne Railroad, are almost bare of
leaves from the ravages ot this caterpillar.
The whole leaf is devoured in most cases. In
Sewickleyand in the East End similar inva
sions of these queer caterpillars bave been
noted. Perhaps Mr. Hamilton, of the Alle
gheny Parks, can give some additional informa
tion on mis subject.
La WW tennis is assuming a larger sway ewer
society in this vicinity than ever this year.
The other night a Plttsburger returning home
rather late found his wife sitting on the porch.
He awakened her with the words: "My dear, do
yon know what time it is?"
"Fifteen, love," she replied.
She had been playing tennis all the even
Have you ever tried to cultivate the friend
ship of a mocking bird?
For many weeks I have been trying to win
the good will of a talented bird named Billy.
Every effort I made bad been fruitless till
Sunday last Prior to that day he always sa
luted me with a rasping sort ot snort that com
bined the ominous and irritating qualities of a
dog's growl and a rattlesnake's alarm.
On Sunday last, It may be remembered, the
clouds opened according to the schedule now
40 days old and the rain fell. The swarms of
flies which are helping tbe rain to make this
month the beastliest on record, retired from
the rain into the houses, or wherever dry shel
The windows were filled with flies and it was
no trouble to catch any number of them. I
picked out about 20 ot the largest size and
offered them to the coy and cruel Billy, one
by one, at intervals ot about three minutes.
Billy was conquered. He is my sworn friend,
ana for my especial benefit will whistle any
thing from the five-fingered exercise to chaste
imitations of a neighboring accordeon which
rends the twilight silence with painful regu
larity, whenever I appear.
A MUSCOVITE'S AMBITION.
He Would Taste Every Cosmopolitan Dish
Prepared In Paris.
Paris is full of Orientlals of every hne and
in every conceivable costume just now, writes
the correspondent of the London Telegraph.
You see their copper-colored or ebony faces on
the boulevards and in tbe cafes, and occasion
ally tall Egyptlons, Algerians, or Indians, In
tremendous turbans and gorgeous petticoats,
flash by in vehicles, adding additional bits of
bright color to this kaleidoscopic city. The
red fez of the Turk and tbe pintail nf the Chi
naman are as common on the boulevard as the
Panama bat which the Caucasian has taken
into wear owing to tbe heat.
Among the most original, however, of the
foreigners now in Paris, must be mentioned a
Muscovite magnate who has been in the Exhi
bition every day since its opening, and whose
special mania is to taste every cosmopolitan
dish that is prepared on or near the Champ de
Mars. He has eaten everything, inclnding tbe
unsavory messes of the Annamltes, and intends
to go on with his astronomical experiences
until he has exhausted all the international
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Rev. William Hosmer.
AUBUnir, N. Y., Jane IT. Rev. William Hos
mer, a conspicuous flgnre in the anti-slavery agi
tation and one of the first temperance advocates,
died this morning, aged 79 years. He was or
dained a Methodist clergyman In 1833, and was
editor of the Korthern OhrUtian Advocate until
1858. when the ..General Conference removed lilm
ror his abolition sentiments. He then started the
i'ortlurn Independent In this city and continued
it until stricken by paralysis while delivering a
temperance address In (.Cooper Institute. New
York, in 1871.
John Glbbs Gilbert.
BpeciaJ TeJegTam to The Dispatch.
BOSTOS, June 17. John Glbbs Gilbert the
comedian, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon, at the
home of his wife's sister, with his wife and other
members of the fsmllyat his bedside. He suffered
greatly to Jbe end. but be bore the pain with re
markable fortitude. He was conscious 'until
about three minutes before' he breathed his last.
Then he went Into convulsions ana died while un
conscious of his surroundings, lie knew that the
end was approaching and made such arrange
ments as he desired for the disposition of his
body. The funeral wilt be Thursday afternoon at
1 o'clock at the Church of the Unity.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
NEW YORK, June 17.-George Hllller died to
day at his home, 218 East One Hundred and Twenty
third street. Mr. Hllller was 76 years old and
since 1M1 had been custodian of the Custom House
building. lie was formerly a page In the United
Mates Senate and was appointed to the customs
service on the recommendation or Daniel Web
ster. He had survived all the changes In admin
istrations, and never for an instant believed that
any Incoming collector would disturb him.
KelmdDsnlcf Webster ror a backer, and then
Daniel Webster's name when the great Senator
died. Mr. Hllller was a little man with silver
hair and side whiskers and smiled pleasantly from
the moment he got out of bed untlfhe returned to
it at nigiu. iae people in ine initom.tionse win
do something to show their regard for the old
HON. GEORGE QUIGLEY TALKS'
pf Early Days la Pittsburg-, and Drops Into
trnOM A BTATF COBBESFOjrDEXT.
PniLADfiLPniA, Jnne 17. Hon. George
Qulgley, of Philadelphia, stood in the corridor
ef the Girard House this morning, and talked
with Hon. William Marshall, of Allegheny,
about old times In Pittsburg. Air. Marshall is
on bis way home from Atlantio City, where be
left Mrs. Marshall in the hope that her health
will be improved by tho sea breezes. Mr.
Quicley in his boyhood lived on Fifth avenue,
opposite the Masonic Temple, and one of bis
playmates was Timothy O'Leary, whose borne
was on Smithfiold street
"remember when Joe Barker was elected
Mayor of Pittsburg." said Mr. Qulgley. '!He
wanted to appoint tbe police force, and tbe City
Conncll thought that was its business. Barker
sent out his policemen after the Council's
officers and had them all brought before him.
He committed them to prison, except one man,
who looked like a miller. 'Here,' he said to
him, "you loo; like an honest worklngman.
Go borne to your wife and family; out I want
these broadcloth, fellows to understand that
Joe Barker Is Mayor, and he's running this
town.' After Barker's term of office expired."
said Mr. Qulgley, "damage fults Were brought
against him. I don't recollect what became of
"It se?ms we're not going to bave a special
session." remarked Mr. Marshall.
"No," responded Mr. Qulgley, who, by the
way, is a Democrat, but who fell to work criti
cising the Governor as freely as though be
were a Republican. He talked no more se
verely, however, than hava many Republican
members of tbe Legislature on, the same sub
ject He and Mr. Marshall agreed that the
precedent tho Governor establishes Is a bad
"The Governor," said Mr, Marshall, "will be
out of the office when the next Legislature, a
new one, will be asked to take action. The
Governor has no legal right to pledge the credit
of the Commonwealth. That is tho business
of tbe Legislature.
Mr. Qulgley severely criticised the Govern
or's policy with regard to appropriation. "He
insulted every Pennsylvanlan," he said, "by re
fusing to let the Pennsylvania Reserves bave
112,000 for a memorial hall at Gettysburg, and
then lie gives $60,000 to a Loyal Legion and
Grand Army library that exists only on paper.
Besides, he gives 5100,000 to tbe State Agricul
tural College, that does nobody any gooL-How
many practical farmers are graduated from
there? Why, It I had a boy, and wanted him
to learn farming, do you suppose I'd put him
there? No, fir. I'd put him on a farm, just as
I'd apprentice him to a blacksmith if I wanted
him to learn blacksmithing."
"It would be cheaper for the State." said Mr.
Marshall, "to educate the State College stu
dents at Yale. If I go back to the Legislature-.
I'll vote against any more appropriations for
it Its time they were stopped."
Mr. Quigley says tbe prohibition vote in bis
Legislative district will be very light. He has
been surprised to find that manv persons he
supposed wonld vote for prohibition are on the
other side. Mr. Marshall thinks his Legisla
tive District will be nearly a stand off.
' WHY PENNSI GOT THERE.
The modern Alnrvelof Railway Reconstruc
tion One Cnuip of 2.000.
Special Telegram to The Dlssatch.
East CoNEMATJon. June 17. Here, where
fully one-half the town was swept away by tho
flood, and tho Pennsylvania Railroad round
bouse, with Its 35 locomotives. Went floating
about in sections, there is a spirit of resump
tion and recovery extant that is quite remark
able in some respects. Among the measures of
relief adopted was the transformation! of tho
Central Public School building, by Rev. J. H.
Pershing, into a dispensary well stooked with
medicines and other supplies, with which to
meet and check any possible epidemic
The town is well under control by a police
force. No outbreak has as yet been attempted,
althongh here is where tho Western railroad
men, to the number of perhaps 2,000, have their
headquarters. About half of them are camped
on the bill above town, while tbe other half
quarter in their cars brought with tbem from
the West Although there was a scarcity of
provision and clothing at first after the flood,
at present all are well cared for.
Eight hundred and eighty-six people are now
provided for dally with eatables at the public
schoolhouse. One of. the wants is for houses.
What all will do is not yet known. It is
thought that the Pennsylvania Railroad will
need all of what was Front street for a yard.
This would give them room for their growing
Yesterday a child of a Mr. Bowser drank
some medicine in mistake, and died in dread
ful agony a lew hours after.
A BEMABEABLE RECOVERY.
The Great Cambria Iron and Steel Mills
About Rrndy to Resume.
FEOM A STAFF COKBESrOKDENT.l
Joiinstowj.', Juno 17. Manager Fulton, of
the Cambria Iron Cqmpanystated this after
noon that the blooming mill would start up
Thursday morning sure, and that the whole
plant would be in operation in less than ten
days. He says that No. 2 .mill will start up
next Monday, and they will turn out theirusual
amount of steel rails', slot rails, special shapes,
etc Temporary dwellings are being erected
over the trains ot rolls, which have not been
The question whether the Gautier ComDany
will build upon their present site or move to
Cambria City bas not yet been decided. They
are still dickering for certain' property below
Woodvale, and will likely get it
PNEUMONIA FOLLOWS FLOOD.
A Tencrnbio Lady Who Escaped Oae Death
BBOW2fSvn,i.B, June 17. Mrs. Nelson Bow
man died on Sunday of pneumonia, which she
contracted at Johnstown during the flood.
Mrs. Bowman bad been visiting friends In the
East, and was a passenger on the west-bound
train at the time of the flood and miraculously
escaped. She waded into the water, waist
deep, to a place ol safety, and was taken to Al
toona, where she was detained for a week be
fore being brought home where deatb eventu
ally overtook her.
She was 2 years of age, and a member of one
of tbe oldest, most wealthy and prominent
families in Brownsville.
ALL ARE SATISFIED.
Major Curlln, Commlsmnry at Itlorrellvllle,
rFEOM A STAFF COHEESPONDENT.J
Johnstown, June 17. Major Curtln, .Com
missary of the Second Brigade, who bas been
placed In charge of the supply station at Mor
rellville, bas made a number of improvements
in tbat department. The clerks there, who
threatened to resign, have since found tbat
the changes made, were for the cood of the
service, and did not ask to be released.
A greater nnmber of people are being fed
each day, and in less time thanf ormerly.
A JOHNSTOWN THANKSGIVING.
That Is the Programme of General Hastings
for 'Next Sundny
f FEOM A STAFfCOBKESrOJfDEST.l
Johxstowk, June 17. This week Adjutant
General Hastings will send out a notice re
questing that 20 ministers of various denomi
nations be sent benf next Sunday to hold
divine service. The idea is to make it a thanks
giving service, and have a regular religious
day all over Johnstown and the surrounding
TWO CARLOADS OF BAGGAGE.
The Amount of Merchandise Imported by
Mrs. John Wnnnmnber.
PnriiADELPniA, June 17. Two carloads of
baggage, containing 67 cases ot European mer
chandise gathered by Mrs. Wanamaker while
on her .European tour, arrived at the bonded
warehouse of the Reading Railroad Company
at Willow street on Saturday, under the seal
and lock of the Collector of the Port of New
York. The goods are the choicest tbe French
connoisseurs could nurchase In Europe, and
are Intended for tbe Postmaster General's new
residence at Washington.
The consignment includes paintings by great
masters and other raro and precious works of
art Tbe duty and appraisement will be made
by tbe appraiser at this port
TROUBLES NEVER COME SINGLY.
A Man Arrested for Bebt While Getting n
TJbbanA, June 17. A novel way of service
upon a defendant in a civil case occurred bero
this week. Henry M. Robinson, a wealthy
resident of Eureka, H!., came on here to marry
an estimable young lady of St. Fans. While
Btanding iu the Probate Court waiting for his
licenie ho Was served with -notice by tho
Sheriff that he had jutt been sued for 51,131 SO
for the keeping of his first wife.
Tbe suit was brought' by Hugh Brown, his
father-in-law, of Guernsey county, to recover
the moneyj or thesupport ot his first wife.
The petition has been ready for a long time,
but service could not be made on the de
0D2 MAIL PODCfl.
The Personal Liberty Question as Involved
la Prohibitory Lairs,
To the Kdltor of The Dispatch i
In reading the circulars and speeches for and
against prohibition, Jf seems strange that those
In favor ot it so feebly and illogically meet tbe
arguments of their opponents on the score of
If prohibition were merely proposed as a safe
guard for the "health, morality and economic
expediency" of the drinker, I should fully agree
with the most pronounced anti-prohibitionist
mat tne propoaud amendment is an unjnstina
ble Interference with tbe private affairs of the
Tbe State would bave as much right to regu
late the furnishing of one's house, bis ward
robe and diet He may be impairing
health and fortune, but that is his own
private business. Tub State bas neither
the right 'nor tho power to protect
a man against himself: and if nc better plea
could be made in favor of prohibition, tbe
liquor league might safely bave kept the money
it Is SDendini so freelvinlta itp.vnraL nockets.
But this Is not all. Against a man's neighbor
the law bas a right to protect him.- Tbat is its
first duty its raison&ct re. If it Is not to en
able tbe citizens of tbe State to live in security
and peace, protected from tbe rapacity and
violence even of one another, for what does it
exist? All men who live in communities must
make some concession to the rights of others.
It is not enough to say tbat they yield to those
others all the rights they claim for themselves.
Except in matters of religion and conscience,
that is by no means enough. Suppose a party
of marauding cowboys in an Arizona town in
form the peaceable citizens tbat they also bave
to ride over everything that comes in
their way and Are Into windows as
they please, is that privilege likely to
compensat&f or tbe jeopardy in which their lives
are senselessly placed? The self-described,
universal man "who can drink or let it alone."
does not want and should not bave, a law to
protect blm from himself, even though it hap
pens, as it does, that he drinks himself to death
In large numbers every year. But the man, or,
more frequently, the woman, who suffers at tbe
bands of tbe drunkard does ask and should re
ceive protection from him. On this ground,
and on no other, it seems to mc. is prohibition
constitutional. "To establish justice, insure
domestic tranquillity, provide for tbe common
defense, promote the general welfare," is part
of the language of the preamble to tbe Consti
tution. , "Drunkenness is no excuse for crime." But
It is made an excuse, often enough, in the
courts. Even if the penalty for a crime com
mitted by a drunken man were made double
what it should be bad be been sober,
there is no .reason to suppose that
would diminish tbe number of such
crimes. What does a drunken man know
or care for the law and its penalties? And
What avail to tbe victims of the daily murders
and lesser crimes is It that the perpetrator
is punished? The prime Cause of infinite law
breaking Is known and sustained by the law.
Legislators end people know that so long as
liquor is within the reach of everynoe.innocent
lives will be sacrificed, because the men "who
can drink or let it alone," for the sake of hav
ing it themselves, insist that it snail De piacea
within the reach of those who cannot and will
not "let it alone," but drink it to the detriment
of the peace 'and order of the'eommunity and
tbe peril of their neighbors' lives. Probably no
drunkard ever took his first glass without the
firm belief tbat he could "take it or let it
alone." Many a one has taken his last drink
with tho same conviction.
Is It justice that tha "moderate drinker"
should compel unwilling men and women
to submit to danger and violence,
novertv and crrlef that he may have at will tbe
liquor which be says he can do withont? Is
this not the acme of selfishness and Injustice?
He knows tbat while free liquor continues a
certain amount of crime attributable to that
and to nothing else will occur every year
everyday. If we could single ant beforehand
the man who, under tbe influence of liquor,
will kill, burn, maim, beat rob and starve
helpless children, the thing might be provided
against and tbe drinker who snail do no harm
to any but himself might drink on undisturbed.
But we cannot do this. There is no way to
reach the mischief but to establish, for tbe
safety of all, a law tobe obeyed by alt S. O.K.
Pittsbubo, Juno 17.
A FESTIVAL "AT SAMOA.
How tho Matrons and tbe Maidens Dress
and Look A Great Honor.
1'rom tbe New York Sun.".
A naval officer stationed at Samoa writes in a
recent private letter:
"The long-waited-for tolota, which you may
not know is a native festival at which presents
of food, etc, are given by the people to the
King, accompanied with promises of allegi
ance, came off to-day, and 3 saw the people
gather, all in best bib and tucker, in some cases
a marvel o rich color. Here is a tiputa in the
most dazzling combination of crimson and
green satin, and there a village maiden, abom
inably ugly, but with such a headdress, a mass
of bleached hair standing on end. at least six
inches high, looking like tbe puffy structure of
tbe dandelion flower, and decorated with
shells; in front are two born-like protuberances
adorned with pink and white feathers.
"The crowd is like one of our.own on show
days universal; every man, woman and child
iu tbe place and surronnding country is flock-
ing to the spot The fathers and mothers are
glistening with cocoanut oil; their hair is
firmly brushed on end and scented with sandal
nut; and they wear stiff lara-laras, or skirts,
which bunch out and give them a curiously
awkward appearance. A woman just in front
of us stopped to arrange her drapery, all un
mindful of the eyes behind her, and as the
lower edge of her lara-lara crept up some fine
lines of tattoo with which she was decorated
were displayed. An infant rides stride tbe
mother's hip, Imbibing health and happiness as
it goes, the mother apparently not noticing the
child or its occupation.
"I don't know what you may hear of Samoa
now, but certainly Mataafa and the Admiral
are on excellent terms. Usually the common
Eeople dance before the King, but an especial
onor was paid to tho Admiral by the chiefs
dancing, something so unusual here tbat many
peoplo had never seen It before. A very grave,
dignified-looking man this chief, with a kind
face and eyes that speak very pleasantly when
he looks at you. The gale has destroyed much
fruit and other pro ducts, and the natives will
havo a hard time of It making both ends meet
for the coming season. Bat I must ashore to
look after some work, and take a delightful
plunge in our mountain stream here close at
hand, a bubbling,' boiling, seething, foaming
mass of water, where one Is twisted and toss
ed about, balf smothered in foam, and finally
comes out with a sense of his own impotence
and a vastly refreshed feeling."
POTATOES AS MEDICINE.
A Detroit Man Says They Are Used ns a
Curo for Rheumatism.
From the Detroit News.l
"There are scores of people In Detroit who
are thoroughly convinced that they are being
cured ot rheumatism by carrying potatoes
about in their breeches pocket" said Justice
Clerk Kinney yesterday.
"This sort ot faith curo seems to have a great
hold op some people. There's a GrIswoldf
street banker who has carried a potato in his
pocket for months, and what is stranger, is
ready to make an affidavit that his rheumatism
is cured. There is much alarm over thegrowth
of this potato-cure faith felt by patent medi
cine manufacturers. With the growth of the
faith in potatoes as a panacea for such ail
ments, the mountain health resorts will no
more be invaded by sign artists who paint in
letters bold: Try Dr. Killem's cure for rneu
matlsm.' "No! All these enterprises will vanish and
instead we shall see a renaissance of the potato
garden in its primitive state of glory. We
shall become familiar with the Peach Blow
enre, the Early Rose specific, and the Snnw
Flake pain killer. A revolution Is at hand.
Gardeners will no longer be required to Dlod
early aad late for frugal returns. They will be
come rich. They will become bondholders and
their families will dress in purple and fine
WaslAngton na n Snmtner Resort.
From the Chicago News.
"Whew! It's pretty hot to-day." said the vis
iting politician in Washington. "I think I'll
go'over to tho White House and get cooled
"How will you manage that?" inquired his
"Why. I'll strike the President for an office.
That will do tbe business."
A Too Nearly Five Inches Long.
Woosteb, June 17. Tho second toe on tho
right foot of Mrs. Frank Dunkle, Shreve, bas
attained the enormous size of nearly i Inches
In length, and has been amputated, in order
that Mrs. Dunkle could wear tbe same sued
shoe on each foot
A Two-Headed1 Snnko Killed.
Atjqusta, Ky., June I7.-Patrick Cook, a
respected and perfectly reliable farmer of near
Powersvllle, this (Bracken) county, killed a
green viper about three feet in length yester
day with two distinct beads.
India Rubber Pavements.
from the Minneapolis Tribune.
London is going to have India rubber pave
ments. The banana peel will have no terrors
for the cockney then, for-when be sits down
suddenly he will bounce up just as quickly.
A FEW GOTHAM TBIPLES.
Golnc Abroad for Religions Purposes.
:HEW TOBE BUBXAU SFICIALS.1
New Yobs, June 17. The Cunard steamship
Bothnia will sail from this city on Wednesday
with 400 delegates to the World's Sunday
School Convention, which opens In London on
July L A large band of Roman Catholic pil
grims from various parts of tbe United States
will start on Thursday by the steamship Wil
land, to visit the holy places in Europe. Bishop
Rademacber, of Nashville, and Bishop WIgger,
of Newark, will be among tbe pilgrim excur
Made Botb of Them SwearOU".
James Dobbins and bis wife reside at 134
Cherry street. Mr,and Mrs. Dobbins attended
awake last night Mrs. Dobbins drank some
whisky and became unduly excited. Mr. Dob
bins tried to persuade her to come borne, and
eventually succeeded, but she was In an awful
temper. Mr. Dobbins also was angry, and
scolded a little. When they got borne Mr.
Dobbins sat down, placed his elbows on the
table, and rested his chin in his hands, tbat
being his customary attitude when sulky. Mrs.
Dobbins suggested that be should go fora pint
of beer for supper. He refused. Thereupon
Mrs. Dobbins got a hatchet and bit Mr. Dob
bins a fearful blow on the back of the head,
fracturing his skull. Dobbins was subsequently
taken to Couverneur Hospital, and Mrs. Dob
bins to a police station. Alter Dobbins bad
bis wound dressed he insisted on leaving tbe
hospital. H e got up and went home, made a
pot of coffee and carried it together with a nice
lunch he had prepared,to his wife at tbeMadison
street station. Then be went back to the hos
pital and became delirious. He was better to
day, though nnable to be up. He absolutely
refused to make any statement or complaint to
the police. "It was the drink that did it," bo
said, "and neither of us will ever touch another
drop." Mrs. Dobbins is still In the cells.
A Sea Captain Rewarded.
A $700 gold watch, suitably inscribed, was
presented to Captain Ricbter, ot tbe North
German Lloyd steamer Saale, this evening.
The donors were a few of the passengers whom
Captain RIchter brought safely to port after
piloting tbe vessel safely past an iceberg.
WHAT THE ELECTION IS FOR.
Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments
to Be Voted For To-Day.
Tbo election to-day is to be held to decide
whether an additional article shall be added to
tbe State Constitution, forbidding tbe sale or
manufacture of intoxicating liquors to be used
as a beverage, and whether the first section of
article eight shall be amended so as to abolish
tbe tax qualification for voters. Tbe proposed
new article, popularly known as tho "Prohibi
tory amendment" is worded as follows:
Article XIX. The manufacture, sale or keeping
for sale of Intoxicating liquors, to be used as a
beverage, Is hereby prohibited, and any violation
o( this prohibition shall be a misdemeanor, pun
ishable as shall be provided by law.
The manufacture, sale or keeping for sale of In
toxicating liquor for other purposes than as a
beverage may be allowed in such manner only as
may be prescribed by law, Tbe General Assembly
shall, at the first session sncccedlng the adoption
of this article of the Constitution, enaot laws with
adequate penalties fur its enforcement.
The so-called tax qualification amendment
proposes to change tbe qualification for a
voter in this State so as to abolish tbe present
constitutional requirement that a citizen shall
have paid a State or county tax within two
years, which shall have been assessed at least
two months and paid at least one month before
election. 1 he proposed substitute also changes
the limit of the required residence of another
otherwise qualified elector in the election dis
trict in which he lives from 60 to 30 days, and
makes other material changes.
REDUCTION OF SUNDAY TRAFFIC.
How a Young Pittsburg Theologian Thinks
It MlKhtbe Effected.
At the recent annual exercises of the Andover
Theological Seminary one of the graduates
George Frederick Kenngott, of Pittsburg
read an interesting address on "Sunday Traffic
and Week Day Religion." Perhaps the
strongest point he made, as regards the possi
bility of cnrtaillng Sunday work on railroads,
was embraced in his conclusion, as follows:
Granted there is still a need of much Sunday
traffic, though we affirm positively It could be re
duced a half to three-fourths withont serious In
convenience to tbe public, the pablic should de
mand that the time for these, its employes, be so
divided that one part of the men have Sunday
morning; another, the afternoon; another the
evening, or else, that one portion have one half
the day, another tbe other half. It wonld demand
also that these men have one whole day of rest in
seven, even If it thus might not be taken all to
gether, and would demand less hours of work.
The city then, running tbe roads, not for gain bnt
for the public, could afford to give its employes
living wages for six days of work In the week, of
eight hours a day.
SIX WEEKS WITHOUT FOOD.
Tbe Lone Fast of a Valuable Bristol Setter
From the Philadelphia Becord. J
A Bristol dog whiah was found in a deserted
barn on Thursday had survived six weeks with
out food. The dog Is a valuable setter, belong
ing to Robert Bruden. and was lost six weeks
ago, after Mr. Bruden had been at a furniture
sale. Tbe turniture dealer had locked the dog
In his barn and left tbe town. People in the
neighborhood beard the dog barking for two
weeks, and then heard him no more.
After a fruitless search in every other direc
tion, Mr. Bruaen thought of the furniture deal
er's barn and looked In there as a last chance.
Here he found the setter, as thin as a shingle
and too weak to stand np. He. however, soon
revived under the stimulating effects of a
three-pound beefsteak, and Is now as well as
Descendants of Munchausen.
From the New York Trlbuncj
A current writer insists that men go fishing
because ot a habit inherited from primitive
ancestors. We bad always supposed that the
majority of our fellow citizens went fishingln
order to give their imagination fall play in their
subsequent fishing stories-
How He Might Retaliate.
From the Philadelphia Press.!
The Kansas City man who bas sued bis wife
for a divorce on tbe ground tbat sbe bas con
tracted a playful babit of throwing knives at
him Is resorting .to rather harsh measures. He
might simply retaliate in a quiet way by look
ing daggers at her. .
vNo Sympathy for tbe Thermometer.
From the New York World. 3
A Princeton student has been lodged in jail
for stealing a thermometer. The sympathies
ot a perspiring public will not be with tbe ther-
- WH.TJAM Zook. of Malvern, Pa., received an
electric shock a few days ago which partially
paralyzed his hands. He was holding a lawn
mower during a thunder storm when he re
ceived the shock.
"West Chester, Pa., Is practically without a
postofflce. Trie lease expired over three months
ago, and the owner refuses to renew it at the
old rates, and the postoffice authorities refuse
to pay a higher rent,
Mbs;E. S. Rijcuie, near Hatboro, Pa,, bas a
rose bush of tho "Seven Sisters" containing
1.000 buds and roses.
At an 'industrial establishment in Quaker
town, Pa., a" sign Is posted reading as follows:
"No loafing here. Employes do enough."
Many farmers have ploughed upthelrpotato
fleldstind are replantlnc The seed potatoes
first planted were ruined by the wet weather.
CitEEiilES are ripe ten days earlier than
Mahontno county, Ohio, claims to have tbe
laziest man In' the United States residing there.
He is too lazy to chew bis food, and has invent
ed a machine to do it for him.
Robeht Geissle, of Andover, Ashtabula
county, O., has a clock tbat runs by water
A sxaXjX, town near Morgantown, W.Va., has
an eccentric woman who wears a different
colored wig each day In the week.
WttLJAK RoBiasoir, of Venango county,
Pennsylvania, claims tbat crude oil will cure
almost any ailment He says he bss used it In
all bis sicknesses, and has always been cured.
, . .r.w.fcL . . m,..-. .a4 y. jw rsi&fc.. .aiiafc.Afc wfli""l"HB.. r
Melon thieves are exasperating Soutl
A Boston company is trying to intro
dnce wicker-work coffins. They claim from i
sanitary point of view nothing can eqnal them
It is said that on the inside ot a rinj
owned in Atchison, Kan., Is engraved the fol
lowing: "T. and H., betrothed April, 1S64; dl
vorced May, 18S3."
D. Augustus Tanderveer, who owns i
large vineyard at Manalapan. N. J., has pu:
paper bags over 10,000 bunches of growm
grapes as a protection against Insects.
"Reduce your gas .bills 75 per cent; se
cret for $"," read an advertisement which i
Brooklvn man mmeTcfl. Ha received tab
reply by return mail: "Born kerosene."
The absurdity of applying the titli
"Mister"' to all sorts of men, on all sorts of oc
casions, is well Illustrated In a recent Issue ol
a southwestern paper, in which It was declarec
that "the late Mr. Hank Brown was fcangeo
yesterday in the presence of a large and inter
The other day Madison, Ga., was treated
to something novel in the show line. A negrc
with a live rattlesnake was going the rounds,
and for a small contribution he would take th
snake from the box and handle it as though it
were a toy. Tha snake was a genuine rattle
snake, 7 years old.
A. mouse attracted no little attention in
a show window in Danbury, Conn. The little
fellow ran abont among the goods, and climbed
up to the top of the large show window and
curtains, catching flies. He has made the
window his abode for several weeks, and
keeps tbe files away in the most approved
While fishing In Cobb creek, near Jekyl
Island. Georgia, the other day, Beanregaid
Tomlins caught an immense sawfish. The
monster got entangled in his net and after
being shot two or three times was lassoed and
towed into port. The fish measured nearly 12
feet in length and weighed 250 or COO pounds.
The length of bis saw was nearly 3 feet.
J. D. Smith, ot Sunnyside, a few weeks
ago had one of the finest lots of Poland China
pigs in tho community, but every night or two
one of the little porkers would disappear. Mr.
Smith decided to watch for the thief and dis
covered a large rat come up through the floor
and quickly grab one of tha little pigs and
carry it away. Mr. Smith procured a riflo and
succeeded In killing 17 of the thieves.
Leather collars and cuffs are sold by tha
swell London ladles' tailors. The colors are in
varying shades of brown, green, red, and in
black, and they are ornamented with fancy
stitching. Tbe cuffs are about three inches
deep. From Paris, meanwhile, are coming
dress trimmings, cut out in arabesquo designs.
Traveling dresses are to be ornamented round
the edge of the skirt with broad strips of black,
gray, and brown leather.
While Jnlius Smith, an engineer oa
the Long Island railroad, was packing oil and
cotton waste into a hot box of the engine, last
week, there was an explosion and hot oil was
thrown into his face. It is feared be will lose
the sight of one eye. Investigation showed
that a torpedo cap used as a danger signal on
the road had got into the waste and had ex
ploded either from tho heat or from being
struck by the packing iron.
While the fishing schooner Hattie D.
was on the Banks one of her men caught a
large halibut. Tbe fish was of sneb large pro
portions that it took several of the ere w to haul
it aboard. Upon opening tbe halibut a portion
of a woman's band, with the thumb and first
and second fingers, was f onnd in it. On tho
second finger was a plain gold band ring, on
which were engraved the letters "G. W. G."
The ring is now in the Captain's possession.
'Squire Jesse R. Jones mentions Mrs.
Goss, who resides some miles east of Clanton,
Ala., as being over 90 years of age. He and
Rev. Mr. Smith, of the Episcopal Church, can
recall that about 0 years azo she was at the
point of deatb, and to gratify her supposed last
wish she was taken to church on a cot by her
relatives that sbe might bear her funeral
preached before she died. The funeral sermon
was preached and tbe object of it is still living.
In Paris lately a physician was arrested
for practicing medicine without a diploma.
He had a large and lucrative practice, and at
the trial several patients testified tnat they had
been ordered by tbe defendant as a cure for
their ills, to hold a copper rod on their hands
until it fell off; to stand on one leg, etc Such
disclosures didn't unnerve the doctor in the
least, and when asked what he had to say, to
tha great surprise of all, produced a diploma
showing ho was a regularly graduated physi
clan. He then explained that for five years,
after leaving college, be had vainly tried to
make a living bv retrular practice. Then, to
avoid starvation, he hit upon his quackery
dodge, and made considerable money. But
now. tbat he bad been obliged to show his
diploma, tbe "trick" would work no longer,
and be would be obliged to move to some other
locality, where be would not be known as a,
A swarm of bees took possession of East
Main street in Meriden, Conn., tbe other after
noon and effectually blockaded traffic for an
hour or more. A few venturesome drirerssent
their horses through the buzzing mass of bea
flesh, but those horses which made the trip
paid the penalty of the folly of their owners.
Several people were stung, and the neighbors
were compelled to keep their windows closed.
Even then the "pesky vermints" battered
against the windows in vain attempt to get in.
side. Tbe affair created a genuine sensation.
Prominent citizens, whose dignity bad never
before been impeached, turned up their coat
collars and ran to escape the fast becoming '
maddened swarm. Finally tbe qneen bea
sailed over into the Main Street Baptist lot and
lighted on a low branch of one of the evergreen
trees. Tbe whole swarm followed, and the
branch was buried knee deep with bees in a
jiffy. Then the church janitor and the gar
dener went to work to cage tbe "critters." A
keg was procured and placed at an angle nnder
tbe limb. Allemeyer cat the limb off and his
assistant bravely shook it over the keg. The
queen bee went into the keg, and the rest fol.
lowed after a few minutes, all except a dozen
or more, which were so excited tbat tbejf
couldn't see the keg or tbe queen. The keg
was taken away, but tbe dozen or more which;
were left had fun at the corner all afternoon.
WHAT WILD WITS ARE SAYIXG.
"Be like the tree that covers with flowers
the hand that shakes It." Puc.
' Young people who have conrted in society
go on bndal trips to tee how they like each other
Sew Orlean Picayune.
She All extremely bright men ara
awfully conceited, anyway. He O, I don't
know; I'm not. Harvard Lampoon.
Tubbs (recounting his experiences at a
musical a few evenings prevIous)-They did not
even ask me to sing. Miss 'Whlterye placldly
You've sung there before, haven't you? Tubbi
Yes. once. Why? illssW.-O.nothlng.-CofBinJKj
Editorial Courtesy. Mrs. QuilIpen-
"Dearest, have you replied to tha Invitation to.
Mrs. Bloodgood's reception?"
Mr. Qutllpen "So; sbe didn't Inclose a,
stalnp."-"rW''?''" 'Tte Prut.
Johnny Dnrapsey (with inflated paper
bag) S'h-hl See me bust this bag by grandma's
Orandma (after the explosion, placidly laying
her knitting in ner lap and looking' toward the
door) Come In. Burlington tree Prut.
Jiggers I nevah did like that felloTT
Smart, don't you know.
Klggers lor I either. He's a beastly cad.
Talks like a gentleman, too.
Jiggers Yes; but what a deuced affectation ltiJ,
tod, you know. Cincinnati Gazette.
A Bar to Osculation. Papa Tonng
Smlthers didn't stay so late as usual last night.
Laura No; he wasn't feeling well. He bad a
1'ana Front tooth, eh?
Laura-Y-yes, tlr.Loutnitle Courier-Journal.
It has frequently been noted that tho
MewEnglanderls cautious In his langua, and
that he rarely gives a direct answer to a question.
A gentleman said to a mend whose family were
not noted for active habits: "Was not your
father's death sudden?" Slowly drawing one
hand from his Docket and pulling down bis tat
the Interrogated caution Jy replied "Waal,
rather sudden for hlm.-CAamirs' Journal.
They met and loved in tbe usual" way F
By the shores of the summer sea. - -
She a banker's daughter-'twas her own tale , (
While a merchant prince was he. it
And never, each vowed, had a flame like theirs
Sprung up In the human heart.
While the door of Joy's future seemed hunsj wUIt
When the time came on to part. t,
Kehlnd the counter she proudly stood v-
And her eyes took a stony stare
As he asked to be shown some woolen socks ;
At a quarter or so a pair. j. "
Forgetful bow tender men's bosoms are,
Her pride said: "Ignore hlml". She does I
She cut him as dead as a coffin nail -
And ne didn't know who she was. -
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