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PITTSBURG. "WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19. 1SS9.
The most salient lesson impressed by the
returns from the vote on the prohibition
amendment, is that, as The Dispatch
said before the election, all the prior esti
mates as to the result were the merest guess
work. The actual vote shows that the out
come was an unknown quantity. Some sec
tions considered certain to vote for prohibi
tion hare gone against it and rice versa.
Some have surpassed all the expectations of
the Prohibitionists and others have fallen
short; while the strongholds of the opposi
tion to the amendment, Philadelphia and
Allegheny counties, go more solidlyagainst
the amendment than was expected even by
the anti-prohibition figures.
The preponderance of the vote against
the amendment in the large cities indicates
that it has been defeated by a decisive
majority. Further returns from the rural
districts may cut down the majority or may
increase it so that the statement of actual
figures would be futile. It is sufficient that
the present figures indicate that while the
prohibition element has made showing of
creditable strength the verdict of the ma
jority of the people is against the absolute
prohibition of the liquor traffic
"With this verdict recorded, one or two
facts are worth setting down. The first is
the fact that the enforcement of the Brooks
law has done much to accomplish this by
convincing the public mind that the strict
enforcement of high license will not only
much diminish the evils of the liquor traffic
as compared with the time when anyone
could start a saloon, but will perhaps do
more in that way than could be done by a
constitutional prohibition which might be
evaded and might in the large cities be
ignored altogether. It is not a violent sup
position that enough people to turn the re
sult, with the success of high license before
their eyes, either stayed away or voted, not
for free whisky, but for the practicable and
strict measure of regulation exemplified by
Prom this fact it should be plain to the
liquor interests that their interest is the
same as that of the public, in a strict en
forcement of the license law. If they sup
pose that yesterday's vote means an unregu
lated and unchecked liquor traffic they will
find out their mistake. Their best interests,
the stability and permanency of their busi
ness, and their public reputation, all bind
them to the platform on which the result
reported elsewhere was secured, that of high
license under strict regulation.
Pennsylvania chooses high license instead
of prohibition; and the interest and credit
alike of the majority lie in the practical de
monstration that the choice was wiselv made.
AN UNWISE COTJBSE.
The report comes from "Washington, by
way of the telegraphic columns of the San
Francisco Call, that the Department of the
Interior is contemplating the reopening of
the land grant decisions made by the last
Administration, in the Guilford Miller and
other similar cases. It is to be hoped for
the credit of the Administration that this
report is not well founded. The decisions
referred to came nearer to giving the actual
settlers an even chance as against the land
grant corporations, than any other action of
the Executive for several years. To have
these decisions reopened and to give the cor
porations a new chance to dispossess the
settlers, in the first year of this Administra
tion, would go further toward justifying the
assertion that the Republican party is favor
able to corporations and land grabings than
any other act could do. Both for the pub
lic interest and as an act of mere policy, the
Administration should refrain from any
such act in the interest of the land grant
WOMEN AT THE POLLS.
"Women have taken a very conspicuous
part in the campaign which ended yester
day. In fact, most of the credit for what
was accomplished by the Prohibition party
is due to the women. At the polls yester
day in many parts of the city women were
to be found working for their party with
all the enthusiasm of the most spirited ward
worker. "WLat their arguments-and their
mere presence at the polls accomplished for
the cause of prohibition will never be
known exactly, but they must have had
considerable influence upon some of the
As far as the early reports of the election
show we are glad to notice that the women
were accorded a full measure of fair play in
their self-appointed duties at the polls.
Hot only were they unmolested and
shown every courtesy, but in some in
stances the men there in the interest of the
Anti-Prohibition party assisted them in
putting np posters and arranging tickets.
The men who remembered their bounden
duty to be courteous to women at all times
and in all places, did nothing more than
their duty. In times of political excite
ment, it is not always safe to depend
upon the best instincts of man keep
ing the upper hand all through the fray;
but yesterday's experience does not support
the argument that the presence of women in
politics would subject them to actual con
tact with disorder and discourtesy.
The last hours of a stubborn, though seem
ingly hopeless, battle for prohibition happi
ly have not been marred by any scenes of
"disorder, and the first appearance of women
ns workers, if not voters, at the polls has
had a favorable effect in every way.
NEW YOKE'S AMBITION.
"With the excitement resulting from the
catastrophe at Johnstown somewhat allayed.
it is to be observed that the New York press
is still urgently claiming the title of that
city to be the site of the great "World's Fair,
which in 1892 is to commemorate the dis
covery of America by Christopher Colum
bus. Their persistence is commendable,
and it must be admitted that New York has
within the past few weeks done much to
improve its position as the claimant for
that great show.
In the first place,New York is unques
tionably the chief city of the New "World,
which Columbus discovered 400 years ago.
In that character it ought to be able to
make the "World's Fair a success, and in
some features it has improved its ability
since the Inauguration Centennial. Mr.
"Ward McAllister is understood to be re
tired to private life. Mr. Stuyvesant Fish
is hancing on so grimly to the profits of
that disreputable ball that he is not likely
to be again prominent in the management
of another affair. If this process of retiring
the prominent figures of the Centennial of
last spring is continued for the next four
years, there is every prospect that the
World's Fair at New York in 1892 might
be a success.
But it is to be remembered that the mem
bers of the Legislature and the Board of
Aldermen are still at large. "When New
York corrals all the prominent figures who
made the Inauguration Centennial a holy
show, in idiot, insane and inebriate asylums,
then its title to Centennial of 1892 will
BEYOND CITY LINES.
The City Engineer of the Northside is
quoted as faying, with regard to Colonel
Merrill's letter, that Allegheny City has no
mills along the Allegheny river which
would be aided by the proposed dam; that
its upper river port is occupied by railroad
tracks; and that "Allegheny don't want the
dam, I don't think."
This is such an exceedingly narrow view
that we hope that official's remarks have
been incorrectly reported. It would be ab
solutely silly, if it were not evidently an
expression without thought, to take the
view that Allegheny City is not benefited
by improvements, the direct benefits of
which fall outside the city limits. The
shallowness of that idea maybe perceived
by imagining the prosperity of the indus
trial community of these cities outside of
Allegheny to be wiped out. Everyone can
see that Allegheny's prosperity would be
wiped out with it.
It will take very little reflection for the
Northside people to see that their city is
only a political division of the single in
dustrial community at the junction of these
rivers. "Whatever aids the industrial pros
perity of the community will aid Allegheny.
If anything hampers the work of our
mills and furnaces Allegheny must bear a
share of the loss. It follows from the nec
essities of the case that if the new dam will
benefit the industrial interests of the whole
community, Allegheny will receive a share
of it proportionate to her share of the popu
lation of both cities.
It is certainly to be hoped that in the dis
cussion of this matter we shall hear no such
shallow views as that Allegheny is not in
terested in having the river improved be
cause she his no mills along its banks.
BSICE AND BSYCE.
"Within a week the Democratic party or
ganization has passed under the control of
Calvin S. Brice, and the Forth American
Review has been turned over to General
Lloyd S. Bryce under the rule of the late
Allen Thorndike Bice. Both men are being
talked about a good deal, and the press is
full of paragraphs concerning their abilities
and prospects. The similarity of their
names seems likely to produce some confu
sion amonc politicians and literary men.
For instance we can readily conceive the
possibility of a Democratic politician writ
ing a letter to Mr. Bryce, the editor, asking
him to lend his influence to have his cor
respondent put in charge of the local Demo
cratic organization. It is quite on the cards
too that the politican imagining he was ad
dressing his commander-in-chief, would
enter into details of party movements that
would be exceedingly interesting to the
editor of a magazine with Republican lean
ings. Or, again, some literary fellow might
make a similar mistake as to the calling of
Calvin S. Brice and send to him a man
uscript of a demolishing review of Mr.
Cleveland's doings, entitled, for instance,
"The Cleveland Conspiracy." The elastic
conscience of a party manager, it is safe to
say, could be stretched to permit the return
of the manuscript with the curt comment,
"rejected with thanks."
In short, complications so damaging are
likely to proceed from the confusion of
Brice with Bryce that we deem it the duty
of both of them to issue an explanatory card
to the public defining their identity. If
they will not do this, how would it be if the
Democratic party were to start a magazine
for Brother Brice, and the Bepublican party
were to make Brother Bryce chairman vice
the Hon. Matthew Stanley Quay? Anyhow,
prompt action is necessary.
LOCATING THE BESP0NSIB1XITY.
It is interesting to be informed that the
changes made in the machinery of the new
war vessel Charleston are du to a mistake
in the plans furnished by the English ship
wrights, and that "exactly the same error
had to be corrected'in the Japanese steamer
Nani-wa-kan before the vessel succeeded in
making the necessary horse power." This
is evidently intended to let the contiactors
at San Francisco out of the mess; but what
does it do with the glowing reports sent of
the first trial trips, to the effect that the
vessel had shown the necessary horse power
and a good deal to spare? There was a good
deal of champagne on these trips, it has
transpired, and it has been supposed that
the champagne was responsible for these
very roseate statements. But since the En
glish shipwrights are responsible for the
error in the machinery, it may be also
lound that the English shipwrights were
responsible for the press reports which
manufactured a success for the vessel that
had no real existence.
WOEK AT HOME.
Senator Cullom, of Illinois, is quoted as
giving his opinion to the effect that the
solution of the Canadian Bailway problem
lies in the passage of a law in Canada
modeled on the plan of the inter-State com
merce act. By this means, he thinks, that
the inability of the Canadian railways to
make excessive charges on their short haul
traffic, lying exclusive in Canada, might be
restrained. This iscorrect enough; sncha law
would be very desirable for Cinadian ship
pers; but the function of United States
legislators in caring for thu interests of
Canadian shippers, seems rather strange.
There is exactly the same, thing nearer
home for them to give attentron to, if they
desire. The very lines which pre complain
ing of Canadian railroads have the same
exemptions from the short haul clause, in
States where there is no such law. The
New York Central, in New York, and all
the trunk lines in Ohio, India'ia and Mich
igan, can levy excessive short haul charges
on a traffic superior in volume to that in
Canada, on the Grand Trunk, or Canadian
Pacific lines. "Why does not Senator Cullom
give his attention to the necessity of enact
ting the long and short haul clause in those
"Whethee Stanley is at TJsiri or at
Ujiji, it seems to be evident that he is in a
locality where he will be able to stop and
rescue Stevens, who started out to rescue
Stanley himself a few weeks ago.
It is interesting to observe that the
Boston Journal has discovered a very
good reason for believing in Senator
Chandler's integrity in conducting his Sen
atorial canvass. The Journal points out
that Senator Chandler is not likely to have
bought any votes, because his majority was
so large that it was not necessary for him to
do so. A practical politician like Chandler
may be trusted not to bny votes where he
does not need them. It is also worth while
to remember, by the way, that Chandler
pledges his word of honor that he did not
Since General Paine's famous yacht is
in the market without finding a purchaser,
the suggestion is pertinently made that the
Volunteer should apply to Corporal Tanner
and get a pension.
The work at Johnstown seems to have
got to the stage where it exists largely of
quarrels between conflicting interests.
Military and civilians, dynamiters and anti
dynamiters, and the State and "Western
Pennsylvania women's societies all appear
to have been cultivating strained relations
this week. Let us hope that before the
week ends, they will show their apprecia
tion of the principle that relief workers
should dwell together in unity.
Those Pension office stories should be
investigated before they are accepted as
true. If they are substantiated the hearts
of the practical politicians might be gratified
by a clean sweep.
The current joke is to speak of Chairman
Calvin S. Brice as able to corner rainbow
stocks; but the fact is that the season is ex
tremely favorable for him to pursue his reg
ular occupation of injecting a large amount
of water into lainbow stocks and selling
them at several times their real value.
The weather came nearer going dry yes
terday than it has on any day for some
weeks. This is an encouraging indication
that the weather is disposed toward the
It is asserted that the Berlin Conference
has settled all the questions arising out of
the Samoan dispute; but the world is still
in ignorance as to whether our coaling sta
tion in that far-off Pacific group is to be
known as Pago-Pago or Pango-Paugo.
Fashionable advices report from Paris
that the Prince of "Wales has taken to wear
ing very large checks; but it is not asserted
that the Prince's creditors are getting any
The statement from Johnstown that the
Gautier Steel Works will be rebuilt on the
old site having secured permission to ocenpy
one or two streets -indicates that even calam
ities cannot change the appetite of corpora
tions for gobbling up streets.
The first lesson impressed by the elec
tion returns is that the predictors on both
sides did not know any more how the cat
was going to jump than anyone else.
The weather yesterday went dry to the
unprecedent degree of passing the whole
dav without rain. But as this includes ab
stinence from its previous intemperance in
the rold water line it seems to have trimmed
pretty even on the pending event.
The report that "William and Alexander
are biting their thumbs at each other and
that war will follow, would be exciting if
it were not more decidedly threadbare.
The announcement that the Bubber Trust
is to be revived in Boston suggests the pro
priety of a change in its title. It should
alter one letter, call itself the Bobber Trust,
and thus make its title descriptive of the
PERSONAL PACTS AND FANCIES.
Mr. Bayabd's wedding to Miss Clymer has
been postponed till August 8.
George Augustus Bala, the journalist, is
reported to have declined an offer of knight
hood from Queen Victoria.
The only casual Indications that Mr. Glad
stone has entered his 80th year are an increas
ing deafness and a slight husklness-in his
ATeab ago, it is stated. Miss Dallas Yerke,
who had never then spoken to a Dnke, was
told by an old gipsy at Brighton, who read the
lines of her hand: "And you will marry a
Mb. Bayabd is tall and slender, with gray
hair, clean-shaven face and a pleasant mouth,
adorned with superb teeth. His manners are
courteous in the highest degree, dignified yet
BnoKSON Howard, the dramatist, is subject
to literary moods. He has learned by experi
ence that work he produces when he is not
under inspiration is practically of no value
He is a great smoker, and often finds that by
lighting a cigar be can at the same time start
the fire of his genius.
The traveling dress of the recently married
duchess of Portland was a gray Indian cash
mere embroidered skirt, with a gray armure
royal silk petticoat, and a bodice trimmed with
old rose moussellne de sole. The jacket was
to match and was trimmed with mother-of-pearl
and steel embroidery.
Sik Julian Paujcefote, British Minister
to this country, is a pronounced bibliophile.
He spends a good deal of time in Washington
groping around in second-band bookstores in
search of rare volumes. He buys sparingly,
however, and knows how to drive a good bar
gain. He is making a specialty of books about
American peculiarities, and is coaxing an ap
preciation of our humor into life.
DANIEL DWIEK IN TROUBLE.
Workmen Demand Reparation for Shortngo
Daniel Dwyer, son of ex-Councilman Dwyer,
acted as timekeeper for Booth & Flinn at
Johnstown, and. It is said, made several mis
takes, which caused a large number of men to
lose a portion of their pay. Dwyer is now em
ployed at City Hall, and yesterday a delegation
of workmen called npon him with a demand
that he make good the amounts short, and in
timated very strongly that in case of his re
fusal they would not be responsible for his
On tbe matter being explained to him. Treas
urer Thompson paid a portion of the amounts
due. Mr. Dwyer claims that tbe mistake is not
his, but that of the different timekeepers from
whose accounts he compiled his own.
A Plttsbnrger Wedded In Cumberland.
The wedding of Mr. Robert M, Totten, of
this city, and Miss Mary McCleave, of Cumber
land, Md., took place last evening at the bride's
residence. Tbe wedding tour will include a
tour of Eastern cities.
New Bonrd of Exnminlnjr Surgeons.
Washington', June 18. The Pension Office
has organized a second Board of Examining
Burgeons at Chicago, as follows: E. W. An
drews, Benjamin C Miller and James Burry.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Solemn Day at the Foils John Gilbert's
Death Gpsslnoa bmall Matters.
If all elections were as tame and featureless
affairs as yesterday's there would be a much
larger stay-at-home vote than "there is now. At
the time this is written what vote has been cast
Is not known. It is not safe to say that the
vote generally as light, although in such dis
tricts as came under my observation It seemed
to be the extreme reverse of heavy. But It was
enough to make a hustling ward politician weep
to see how calm was the atmosphere around
tbe polls. No shouting, no pulling and hauling
of voters, no strong breaths to speak of, and
still less strong language.
All day long, even at some of the city polling
places, an almost religious quiet reigned.
When It came to the suburban neighborhoods,
the assemblage of voters around tbe school
house or blacksmith's shop bad all the appear
ance of a tuneral without the corpse and the
carriages. The only excitement afforded was
when some unfortunate voter, whose name
was not on the register appeared and was put
through a more or less enjoyable half-hour of
Altogether, while this election possessed some
features which insured an expression of the
voters' unbiased ana untrammelcd opinion, the
great game of politics would soon cease to
have players If it were governed by such
The death of old John Gilbert, the greatest
comedian in old-men parts that America has
produced, will seriously interfere with the plans
of Messrs. Joe Jefferson and Billy Florence for
next season. John Gilbert was under contract
to play in the great comedy company which in.
eluded Messrs, Jefferson and Florence. He
was to have taken bis famous round of char
acters in -Tne Rivals," "Tbe School for
Scandal," aud other classical comedies.
It will be very difficult to find anyone to re
store tbe balance of the company, impossible
to absolutely fill Mr. Gilbert's place. The death
of so esteemed a brother in tbe profession may
draw Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Florence to Boston
on Monday next, wben Mr. Gilbert will be
burled. But it Is hardly possible for Mr. Flor
ence to reach Boston in time from his salmon
fishing in Canada. Where Mr. Jefferson is, I
don't know, but probably either at his place, at
Hohokus, N. J or at his salmon reserve, at
Skiff Lake, Nova Scotia.
Experiments on the phonograph are being
made to a considerable extent in this city, and
some of the results are amusing.
The other night a small girl dictated a poem
to her brother, and he in turn gave it to the -phonograph.
At the end of each line he asked
his small sister: "Is that right?" and when tbe
poem was completed banded tbe transmitter to
the child. It sounded very ludicrous when she
said "Yes" to the instrument as it repeated the
poem line by line, together with the question,
a that right?"
Poems on the Johnstown disaster are pro
lificAlleged poems, that is to say. As far as
tbose that have appeared in print up to this
date are concerned, the subject seems to have
been above and beyond tbe poets' reach.
It is the opportunity for a new poet of virility
and tragic power to make a name for himself.
It has also been the pit Into which several
clever poets of the lighter order have unmer
cifully thrown themselves.
If, as Superintendent Hamilton, of the
Allegheny Parks, has said, tbe roses of this
season are phenomenally abundant, it has been
my experience also that seldom have these ex
quisite flowers so soon rotted on tbeir stalks.
Tbe perpetual ram, in one garden that has
been a grateful sight to me night and morning,
has destroyed fully 40 per cent of the roses
days before they would have faded and fallen
In reasonably fair weather.
SOLDIERS BECOMING UNEASY.
The Boy of the Fourteenth Beady to Go
Homo If Relieved.
rntOM A STAFF COUBESrOUDENT.l
Johnstown, June 18. How long the Four
teenth Regiment is to remain is a subject of
animated discussion in the entire camp. The
soldiers do not shirk their duty, and all of
them, from the younger privates to Colonel
Perchment, are deserving4 all the praise be
stowed upon them. Still there is a feeling that
others ought to have a turn at the work, which
has been very arduous. Apart from that, these
men have been long away from their business,
and it is hardly right to expect tbem to neglect
their obligations at home when others are able
to fill tbeir places.
I had a conversation with General Wiley to
night upon that very subject, and from his
opinion in regard to the matter. I believe that
another reciment will be called out to-morrow
to relieve the Fourteenth.
"Inasmuch as tbe citizens feel that the
soldiers ought to stay here a little longer," said
he, "and I believe they will wish to have them
here at least another month, I think the boys
from tbe Fourteenth Regiment ought to be re
THE CHINESE MISSION IN DOUBT.
Admiral Shufelt Can't Make Up His Blind to
Washington, June 18. The Star this even
ing says: "It is understood that Secretary
Blaine offered tbe appointment to succeed Min
ister Denby as Minister to China to Admiral
Shufeldt, retired. The Admiral, while not de
clining tbe mission, asked time to consider the
matter, hesitating on account of the loss of his
pay as a retired naval officer that would be in
volved in the acceptance. If he does not ac
cept, and it is thought to be very doubtful, Mr.
Kasson, of Iowa, one of the Samoan Com
missioners, is spoken of for the mission.
THE LAST SPIKE DR1YEN.
A Connection Completed Between Two Im
portant Railroad Systems.
Winona, Miss., Jane 18. The last spike was
driven to-day in the Georgia Pacific Railroad,
one of the leased lines of the Richmond and
Danville Railroad Company, thus making one
continuous rail line of 1,110 miles from Wash
ington, D. C, to Greenville, Miss., via Lynch
burg, Danville, Charlotte. Atlanta, Annlston,
Birmingham, Columbus, Miss., and West
Tbe Georgia Pacific has secured the use of
the existing track of the Louisville, New Or
leans and Texas Railway, and tbus secures a
connection with the Missouri Pacific system. .
DR. M'COSH HONORED.
A Fine Bns Relief of the Ex-Preildcnt Pre
sented to Princeton.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
Princeton, N. J., Juno 18. The class of '79
presented tbe university with a fine bas relief
of Dr. McCosh, by St. Gaudens, atlts decennial
reunion to-day. The venerable ex-President,
in responding to tbe demand for a speech, said
he bad hoped the old bond bearing his namo
would perpetuate his memory, but tbe trustees
bad filled it up to stop mosquitos breeding
He claimed admission to the class on the
ground that bis age is 79.
Uniting the Scotch In America.
Detroit, June 18. Tbe annual convention
of the Royal Clan, of Scotland, is in session to
day. Chief Jfehn Kinnair, of Boston, presided.
About 100 delegates are present. The object
of tbe organization Is the uniting of tbe Scotch
In America, as well as forming a relief fund for
A Talunblo Invention.
A type-writing .machine which prints words
Instead of letters is the invention of L, G. Gar
rett, of this city. It is expected that it will do
away with the dictation of business letters to
Princeton Coll ego Commencement.
Princeton, N. J., June 18. The exercises
of Princeton's.commencement were continned
to-day. The alnmnl dinner took place at 2
p. M. Governor Green presided and Dr. Mc
Cosh was present.
DEATHS OP A- DAT.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
Dostox, June 18. "Uncle" Kufui Cook, the
venerable chaplain of Suffolk jail, died to-day at
the age of Si. Be bas been chaplain of the Jail
since i860, and while performing the duties of tbe
office, he drew that most remarkablo confession1
from Piper, the belfry murderer or the little girl
Mabel Young, and also the fact that he killed tbe
i.nndrlgan Klrl, though be had been acquitted of
tbat crime by the court. Uncle Cook has alwavs
said that be bad further confessions from riper,
but that they should die with him. other mur
derers alio have, made confessions to him, hut
tbey are forever -scaled by tbe death of tbe only
man tbat ever listened to them.
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WEDNESDAY,- JUNE 19,
AUEEI0A FOR AMERICANS.
The President of tbe Sons of America Talks
Asinlnst Allen Organizations.
Washington, Jnne 18. The Thirteenth
Annual National Camp of the Patriotic Order
Sons of America began Its sessions In this city
this morning. About 73 delegates were In at
tendance, 'Illinois and Pennsylvania sending
the largest delegations.
District President at Large A. C. Hawley, on
behalf of the members, presented to President
George P. Smith, of Chicago, a handsome and
valuable Past President's jeweled badge.
The public portion of the exercises were
then concluded with the reading of
President Smith's annnal address. The
concluding portion of the address dwelt upon
tbe necessity of committing to Americans the
care and preservation of American principles
and institutions. ' The control of the public
schools should be a matter of deepest concern.
Naturalization laws he denounced as a delu
sion, a snare and a fraud. By means of them,
in 17 States and 4 Territories, he asserted, it is
possible to entirely overthrow the Con
gressional act against alien landholders in this
country. The following sentiments upon sub
jects now foremost in the public mind were
A few more Haymarket riots and Cronln mur
ders. Instigated by organized bodies of foreigners
who have been permlttedvto become citizens of
this free America, and who have shown their
gratitude by sending messengers loaded with
ynamlte back to their natlTe country for the
purpose of destroying Innocent men and children,
and who have loully murdered their members
when they failed to carry out their evil plans,
and there will not be In our Western country
lamp posts, telegraph and telephone poles enough
to nan g the miscreants.
I ask you is there room in this country lor so
cieties like the Clan-na-Gael, that arc not in
harmony with and are Injurious to American in
stitutions: that are dangerous to American or
der, disloyal to the American Government, de
structive to American principles and repugnant
to American Ideas, and disgusting to all Ameri
cans who have any sense of Justice, any regard
for consistency and any respect for the sanctity
ofhuman life? Or have we room for societies
whose officers contract with men to commit whole
sale murder, and then betray their tools that they
themselves may have more money to spend for
their own personal benefits?
One-third of our entire population is of foreign
ttlrtb or parentage. Allen nags and emblems float
from our public bulldlaga, emblazon our streets
and head processions of the people. We are
cursed with all kinds of foreign non-American
Issues. Vast un-American organizations are held
together by issues of foreign birth, for the pur
pose of perpetuating foreign sentiments and cor
rupting the Ideals ot our fatbera. Anarchy and
the destruction of all law are openly advocated,
and the right to enforce the discipline and prin
ciples of some of these orders is claimed, by se
cret conclaves, even to the extent of takinghuman
PRESIDENTAL POSTOFIi'lCES FILLED.
A Iinrge Nninber of Appointments DIado
Yesterday by Gen. Harrison.
Washington, June 18. The President to
day appointed tbe following named postmas
ters: James H. Haggerty, at RIdgeway, Fa.: John
Corcoran, at Denver, Col. ; John F. Bice, at
Ouray, Col.; George W. Uagban, at Bowling
Green,' O.; Alvan S. Galbrcatb, reappointed, at
the National Military Home, O.; JohnT. Stans
fleld. at Mount Carmcl, 111. : S. Lovejoy Taylor, at
Sparta. 111.; Norman J. mack, at Metropolis City.
111.: Cyrus B. Lewis, at Manistee, Mich.: Henry
G. Ankeny, at Corning, Iowa; Daniel K. Free
man, at Correctlonville, Iowa: Almond W. Utter,
at KmmittsburgJ Iowa; George W. Walton, at
Ida Grove, Iowa; Henry Vf. Crow, at Kushvllle,
Neb.: Edwin Hershlscr. at O'Neill, Neb.! Henry
C. Swartz, at Hleglnsvllle. Mo.: Edwin W.
Uently, at Glassgow, Mo.: Samuel Neeper. at
Kaboka, Mo.; James 8. Ogden, at Ashland, Ky. :
James M. Jones, at Wellsburar. W. Vs.: Emerle
It. Leonard, at Boise City, Idaho; Benjamin S.
Burroughs, at Pendleton, Ore. : George V. Folger,
at Jackson, Cal.; George H. Piatt, at Vacaville,
ALL TO niS WIDOW.
How The Late William Semple Disposes of
A Handsome Estate.
The will of tbe late William Semple, of Alle
gheny, was filed yesterday for probate. His
real estate and the income of his personal
estate are given to his widow, Marion Semple,
as long as she remains his widow, subject to
the fallowing bequests: 1,000 each to his two
daughters, Mrs. Spiegle, of Chicago, and Mrs.
Gardner, of Micalder, Scotland.
After the marriage or death of his widow, his
sons, David and James shall each receive one
ninth of tbe estate. Tbe remaining seven
ninths are to bo distributed in equal portions
among his children, William Semole, Francis
McDonald, Mrs. Spiegle and Mrs. Gardner, and
to his brother Robert Semple, tbe latter to hold
his portion in trust for the decedent's son,
Robert Semple. Tbe widow is sole executrix.
WHALES TERI NUMEROUS.
Large Schools of the Monsters Diet by Every
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Boston, June 18. The officers on the Boston
steamers are treated to rare sights every time
they make a day trip: Whales are exceedingly
numerous on the coast just now, and the boats
have no difficulty in striking large schools of
them. On the last day trip of tbe Penobscot,
Captain Ingrabams says that at one time dur
ing the day it looked as If the boat were run
ning into a bed of rocks over which the sea was
Tbe obstacles were whales, and the monsters
were resting on the water, apparently uncon
scious of the nearness of tbe boats.
A Very Severe Jury.
From tbe Chicago H ews. 1
A Coroner's jury down in Livingston county
was pretty severe in a verdict rendered by it
the other day. A man killed his wife and the
jury censured him for tbe irregularity. If a
man is not to be permitted to take the life of
tbe partner of his joys and sorrows without
having a Coroner's jury comealong and rebuke
him, a cloud will be cast over the joys of homi
cide. Should this sort of thing continue, mur
derers may be even put in jail for a week or
so. or fined by a magistrate for disorderly con
duct. Effective Warfare.
From the Chicago Mews.;
The young Emperor of Germany has armed a
part of his cavalry with lances. Why not fit
thorn out with complete sets of surgical instru
ments while he Is at it? To ride down an en
emy and saw off a limb expeditiously would.be
very effective warfare.
Indiana's Nntnrnl Gas.
From tbe Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.l
The natural pas question must be getting se
rious in Indiana if a farmer cannot go out on
his porch and light his pipe without setting all
out of doors and the water well on fire, as oc
curred near Noblesville a day or two ago.
THE ELECTRICAL WORLD.
The electric fountains at the Paris Exposi
tion have vertical and parabolic jets compris
ing 300 spouts.
Chloride of gold or platinum In sulphuric
ether are tbe mediums used for the electric
deposition on glass or porclaln.
Telephones with Iron diaphragms are
much more powerful in Intensity than in cases
where the diaphragm is of albumen or copper.
The strength of the finished welding where
the electric process is used. Is claimed to be
within 18 per cent of the strength of the cable
The Midland Railway. Company are now
using electric lighting on their express trains.
During the stoppages the light was kept per
fectly steady by the accumulators.
THE change In the plans of the navy depart
ment, whereby an electrical plant is to be in
stalled In the Petrel, will add greatly to the
comfort of those detailed for that little vessel.
Vessel launching by electric connection
with the spurs aud shores, whereby they can he
made to drop simultaneously, bas been success
fully tried in England, a yacht of considerable
sizo being tbe latest Instance.
One of the most interesting features in the
coming electrical exhibition in England will
be an introduction of the new systom of trans
portation by electricity whereby such almost
fabulous speed is said to be possible.
The electrical phenomena recorded by
Andrew Crosse occurred during a dense No
vember fog. One thousand six hundred feet of
wire, insulated on poles, secured to trees was
suspended across two small valleys, and as the
fog swept across the valleys an interrupted
stream of electrical explosions occurred be
tween metal balls attached to the exploring'
wire and earth conductor respectively.
IT is believed to be quite possible with a
Wimshurst machine to provide actual thunder
clouds on a miniature scale in a large building,
and also to provide such electrical phenomena
as were observed jmd recorded by Andrew
A OAT THAT GOES FISHING.
Sho Works Leisurely, but Captures Hnny
of the Finny Tribe.
From tbe Albany Journal.!
A very ordinary-looking and mild-mannered
cat Is one of tbe inhabitants of Garry Benson's
swimming bath. She is tbe mother of a promis
ing family of three, and to the superficial ob
server appears no more, no less, than a well-behaved,
sweet-tempered, motherly old tabby.
Bat as a matter of fact, this cat is rather an
anomaly among cats. Whether she was born
that way or whether Garry's own amphibious
disposition is infections is not stated. How
ever she may have come by the peculiarity,
this cat is an exceedingly good swimmer and
appears rather to like the water.
She sits on tbe edge of tbe "crib" at the
bath for hours watching the little minnows
which swim or are swept by the current in
through tbe latticed sides. When at length a
luckless fish does come within the range of her
paw she reaches ont like a flash and with one
swift sweep of her fore paw sbe lands him on
the platform, where she devours her prey at
her leisure. Or, if the fish remains just ont of
her reach, she will leap fairly into tbe water,
seize tbe prize with ber teeth and swim to tbe
aide again, where she scrambles up and shakes
herself after tbe fashion of dogs.
And, by the way, too largest dogs have no
torrors for her; sbe will fly at tbem with claws
extended, and it is a brave canine which dares
her fury after the first onslaught. Yet she Is
as gentfe as can be with her family or with
kindly-disposed buman visitors, who never
would suppose her to be the ferocious fisher
man sbe Is.
HE MEANS BUSINESS.
A Kontucky Man Ready to Shoot Any Tres
passer He May Find.
From the Courler-Jonrnal. I
Mr. Milt Lefevers, of Straight Creek, Bell
county. Ky., keeps the following card stand
ing in the Pineville Messenger. Colonel Colgan
Is the authority for the statement that resi
dents of Straight Creek are universally law
abiding, quiet citizens, and one is forced to the
conclusion that Mr. Lefevers is a recent emi
grant from tbe Yellow Creek section, where
such sentiments and language have heretofore
been very common. A good plan to pursue in
the case of that bellicose gentleman would be
to nut him under a heavy bond to keep the
peace, and in default put him in jail. Kentucky
cannot afford to waste time on such people, and
they should be made to understand it quickly.
I have notified and requested all men dealing
and trading In timbers not to buy any timber
from any person, directly or Indirectly, on the
farm of John II. Howard, deceased, and If any
person has now already bought or contracted for
any timber on that farm, the best thing they
could do would be to get their money back. As
my wife Is One of the Inheritors, I don't Intend
for part of the heirs to bave it all and part or tbem
none, and 1 mean Just what I say. The man tbat
hauls tbat timber will have to get me out of tbe
way first. IflhavetodleYrom a gaping wound
fro m the flash of a revolver, 1 will have the honor
of dying for myjnst rights, and for my little ones,
wh o will soon have to follow me to an unknown
WELLINGTON BURT ON HIS TRUST.
Ho Explains Why the Salt Combination Will
East Saginaw, Mich., June 18. Welling
ton R. Burt, who recently visited England for
the purpose of interesting capitalists of that
country in the salt union now in process of
formation in the United States, told a corre
spondent to-day that the organization will be
known as tbe North American Salt Company,
Limited. He bas little doubt that the project
will be rushed through speedily. Wben asked
as to the location of the main offices of the com
pany, Mr. Burt said:
In the evtnt of a companv being formed the
headquarters will he in New York, because tbelaw
of this State, under which the company would be
Incorporated, limits tbe amount of capital stock at
15,000,000. A portion of the capital will be fur
nished by England and a portion by New York.
1 he object of the company is to unify and systema
tize tbe processes of the United States and Canada
by consolidating and operating the principal
works, and to do away with unimportant and
wasteful methods of manufacture and distribu
tion, to tbe end that consumers may be furnished
with a superior article at a reasonable price, and
manufacturers and dealers permanently receive a
fair compensation for their services.
EXAMINING COLORADO MINES.
The American Institute of Engineers to
Visit Famous mining Camps.
Special Telegram to The Dlsnatcb.
Denver, June 18. The Colorado meeting of
tbe American Institute of Mining Engineers
was opened in this city to-day, and is expected
to continue 11 days. During that time a great
deal of business will be transacted of vast im
portance to the country at large and to tbe
State of Colorado in particular. It having
been resolved to devote thi3 year's meeting to a
study of Colorado, Denver was selected, as a
matter of course.
Trips will be made to various mining camps.
Arrangements have been made to show the
visitors the interior of some of tbe most famous
mines, including those of the Enterprise Mining
Company, tbe Aspen -Mining and Smelting
Companv, the Aspen mine on Aspen Mountain,
the Big Four on Smuggler Mountain, the Mat
tie Gibson, the Smuggler, tbe J. O. Johnson
and tbe Park Regent. Tbe coal mines in tbe
southern part of the State will not be over
looked. A NICE BELLETUE CONCERT.
It Opens tbo Season Very Pleasantly and
The summer concert season was opened last
night by tbe giving of the first of tbe Fleming
& Gbreist series at Bellevue, by those two in
defatigable; entertainers. Tbe orchestral
numbers were played by the Gernert Bros.'
orchestra, and gave every satisfaction.
The soloist was Miss Sadie E. Rltts, well
and favorably known throughout Western
'Pennsylvania as an accomplished singer. Her
selections last evening were given in ner usual
graceful and finished manner. Miss Ritts has
sung four seasons In this city, and with every
appearance in concert is noted marked im-
firovement in her voice always good and the
avor in which she Is held br the public Is only
just appreciation of the well cultivated and
charming voice she fortunately possesses.
A TJnnnlmous Democratic Nomination.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
Kittanning, June 18. The return delegates.
who met here yesterday to compute tbe vote of
the Democratic primaries held last Saturday,
declared Calvin Raybnrn, Esq., tbe nominee of
the party for President Jndge, of the Thirty
third District. There was no opposition. James
S. Smith elected Chairman of the Executive
Committee for the ensuing year.
Not Eqanl to the Occasion.
From tbe London Globe. 1
Tbe Blsbop was at dlnner.and the waiter had
just spilled a plate of scalding soup on the
episcopal smallclothes. Then his lordship
turned round, and with an agonized expression
of countenance solemnly remarked: "Will
some layman make a remark appropriate to
Forgot Where He Hid His Money.
Ripley, O., June 18. The executors of the
estate of old man Hlatt, who lived near Mi
nerva, Ky., have unearthed several large sums
of money about the old man's dwelling. It is
thought that he had stowed this money away,
and not being able to find it, afterward claimed
mat ne naa Deen ronnea.
A Present to a Faithful Nurse.
Johnstown, June 18. Miss Worth, who
was at school at Indiana when the flood oc
curred, was to-night presented by the military
physicians with a gold watch for services ren
dered as a nurse at tbe Bedford Street General
For Me tbo Wee Primrose.
IWBITTEN TOE THE DISPATCH.
For me the wee primrose may bide it's pale blos
som; The sweet brier it's fragrance forget tae dif
fuse; The red rose I'll never malr press tae my bosom;
Tho' lang It's been tbocbt tbe delight o' the
But gae me my Lassie, my aln bonale Lassie,
For her I will face every win' that can bliw;
Tbe rude waves o' life she'll msk' even an' glas
sle, An' care'sdeepest wrinkles she'll smooth them
The tun frae the cast, in the calm o' the morning,
A' nature may swath In a mantle o' gold;
Tbe crimson o' even the twilight adorning,
Gives hope o' repose tae the upland an' wold.
But wlntln my Lassie, sae blithesome an' cbeerle,
I'd wearily wander an' salrly repine;
Tbe day wad be lang, an1 tbe nlcht wad be eerie,
Hope even wad dee in this wae heart o' mine.
Tbe alrts o' mankind may enchain or bewilder;
The pomp an' the luxuries riches procure ,
Enthral fora'season, the fools wha surrender
The rosebuds o' nature for weeds rank an 'dour.
But naethlng could ever supplant my dear Lassie,
Tbe belle o' tbe fair, the delight o us a'
Aye pawkey an.' ktn'ly, sbe ne'er will be saney,
But soothe ye and cox yer mischances awa' .
A DAT IN NEW TORE".
Saved From n. Watery Grave.
SKEW TOUS 8DKIAU SFKCIALS.1
New Yoek, June 18. Benjamin Foster, Rob
ert Smiley, James Burke and Michael Ryan, all
between 3) and 23 years of age, sailed up the
Sound In a small catboat this afternoon. About
four miles from tbe city a tugboat took tbem
in tow, just as a squall came up and upset the
catboat. A deck hand of tbe tng cut tbe tow
line. Ryan and Burke swam to tbeir boat and
were.picked up by a schooner half an hour
later. Smiley and Foster tank to the bottom.
Tbe tng steamed away toward up the Sound in
Importing Live Mosquitoes.
Edward H. Kreemer, dealer in animals, to
day paid 20 per cent ad valorem duty at the
Custom House on four packages of Mexican
mosquitoes. One-half of the mosquitoes were
alive and the other half dead and baked in
cakes. They were caught with nets, not far
from Vera Cruz, whence tbey were shipped on
the steamer AlansatoNewYork. Dried Mexican
mosquitoes have been nsed sometimes by dealers
in animals here for feeding thrushes, nightin
gales and other soft-billed birds. No consign
ment of living mosquitoes, however, was ever
received before to-day at the Custom House.
Cobnrn Can Fix the Court.
Joe Cobnrn, ex-pugllist, was in a police court
this morning. Last night he refused to pay
for coffee he had drunk in James Flynn's res
taurant. Flynn, in trying to make him pay, got
a black eye, a battered jaw and lost three
teeth. Cobnrn said to-day that he was drunk
wben he picked the quarrel. When the police
justice held him in $300 bail, Coourn pulled sev
eral hundred dollars In bills from bis pocket
and boasted that be would "fix the case in the
Court of General Sessions."
What the Statistics Show.
The report of the Bureau of Vital Statistics
concerning the tenement houses of the city
was laid before the Board of Health to-day.
One million one hundred tbousand persons live
in tbe 32,390 tenement houses, exclusive of the
more comfortable flats; On Manhattan Island
some 140,000 of these persons are children un
der 5 years. Of tbe 17,000 children under 5
years who died in New York last year, 12,000
lived in tenement bouses.
Defended Her Daughters' Good Names.
Miss Libble Brown told Mrs. Kortright, of
Brooklyn, that Dr. William F. Maass, a Brook
lyn drnggist, had spoken slightingly of the
Misses Kortright. Mrs. Kortright took her
husband's cane, went to Dr. Maass' drug store,
and asked him what he meant by slandering
her daughters. He stammered out tbat Miss
Brown was a liar. 3frs- Kortright caught him
by the collar and whacked him over the back
with Mr. Kortright's cane. He yelled and
struggled toward the door. She hung to his
collar and bit him again. Eventually he broke
away from her. Shp followed bim half a block,
through two stores and up an alley way, at the
end of which he escaped her by climbing over
a high board fence. She says she will give him
still another dose.
General Sherman a Godfather.
A christening took place at the house of Gen
eral William T. Sherman this morning. The
principal actor in the pretty little domestic
drama was the Infant son of C. F. Lalghton, a
prominent member of the Cotton Exchange.
General Sherman acted as godfather, and Mrs.
Christine Herrick, daughter of Mrs. Terhnne
(Marion Harland), stood as godmother. .
A Collision With an Iceberg;.
The North German Lloyd steamship Saale
slid over tbe foot of a tall Iceberg on Tuesday,
Jnne 11, at 11:30 o'clock In the evening, in lati
tude 41, 54, longitude 49, 54. Four hours before
this tbe tramp steamship Orsino, which ar
rived to-day from Mediterranean ports, passed,
in latitude 43, 27, by longitude 47, 33, about 1C0
miles to the northeast of the scene ot tbe
Saale's adventure, an iceberg as big around as
two city blocks and 150 feet out of water.
Captain Evans did not see the glittering levia
than until it was nearly two miles astern. It
was concealed behind an Imprenetrable veil of
fog when he passed It on the starboard. He
conjectured that be was at one time within a
mile- of it, as the air was of wintry coldness.
He was aware that he was in the neighborhood
of ice several hoars before be snw tbe big ice
berg, and he ordered the Orsino to be run at
quarter Speed. A dark spot in the Iceberg at
tracted his notice. He took along look a(lt
through his slass. and observed with some sur
prise that the dark spot appeared to be black
paint scraped" from' tho side or how of a steam
ship. There was an indentation in the iceberg
that looked very much like the imprint of a
vessel's bow. There was no wreckage in tbe
neighborhood of the Iceberg. Captain Evans
thought it very likely that a ship bad run Into
the iceberg. That does not necessarily mean
tbat tbe ship went down. She may have been
a tramp, which, like all vessels of her class,
ran great risks to make a quick, economical
SHE DIDN'T WANT THE PLACE.
Sirs. De La Hani shows Tbat Much Syra
pathv Has Been Wasted.
Washington, June 18. In roplyto several
newspaper articles criticising thePresldent's
failure to appoint Mrs. DeLa Hunt postmaster
at Cannelton, Ind.. against whose removal by
President Cleveland he protested while a mem
ber of the Senate, a reporter was shown at the
Postoffice Department a card from Mrs. Hnnt,
which was printed in tbe local papers of that
section, in which sbe says:
"In order to silence all and numerous unauthor
ized expressions concerning ray desire or expecta
tion of obtaining the Cannelton postofdee, lwlsh
to say, once fjr all, that I am not. have not been,
and shall norbc an applicant for that office. This
statement may appear premature, but it Is called
forth by the fact that 1 nave been greatly annoyed
of late oy tbe continued canvass of my name la
connection with the change of postmaster at this
placea position which seems to bave far greater
allurements to others than to me."
A New Tin Hate Company.
SpniNOriELD, III., June 18. The Secretary
of State to-day Issned licenses to tbe following:
East Chicago Tin Plate Company, at Chicago;
to manufacture Iron, steel, tin plate and all
products of steel and Iron; capital stock, $250,
000; Incorporators, Edward L. Lamb, Zenas
Bruno and WUHam H. Smith.
REVERIES OP A PHILOSOPHER,
.Frosts are generally dew before they come.
The pugilist is very fond of striking feat
ures. When a calico won't wash you can depend
upon it, it isn't a certified check.
Some men never like to be alone, because a
man you know Is judged by bis company.
It 13 a puzzling thing to know how men who
write stories on the sea can keep them so dry.
UOBE TRUTH THAN POETBT.
The ice men now begin
To rake the shekels In.
The man who stands on his own dignity Is
not tbe one to sit down on the dignity, of
Thr man who lives on the wind must have
bis bill of air just the same as the guests of a
"Sweet are the uses of perversity." So
thinks tbe young wife who tries petulance as a
remedy for fancied neglect.
Men are usually willing to give their opin
ions freely on any subject, but yon musn't ex
pect the photographer of rural scenery to give
yon bis views for nothing.
"Yes," said Mrs. Goeasy very pleasantly, "I
do take a great deal ot interest in baseball.
And why shouldn't IT My husband and I con
stitute a whole baseball team in ourselves. I
goto balls and he gets on bats."
LOVE'S TOTJNCl DREAM.
Swing till ten,
Part they then?
In a horn:
Swing till morn.
advice to messenoee dots.
"Under this stone
Lies Easy John,
His body's now at rest;
His only rhyme
Was take your time,
For quietness is best
As through this sinful world you go,
Go slow, young man, go slow."
We do not, however, believe that the messen
ger hoys will take this advice. They will hurry,
hurry, wben they are given a message to de
liver even U It kill tbem.
All from Iht Sotton Courier.
A spring near Bagtown, Col., throws t
stream of scalding water to a height of 30 feet.
Walter Crocker, an Allen county (Kas.)
man. bas recovered S2.654 80 from tbe Southern
Kansas Railroad as damages for tbe loss of one
of bis eyes.
There are five girls in one of the Hum
phries families of Fleming county, Ky.. and
their names are Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennes
see, Florida and Vlrginia-
-A Bostonian still suffers from a blow
on tbe head received lh years ago from a base
ball while he was crossing the Common. He
was obliged to give np business on account of
A resident of Newark, K. J., is in pos
session of a letter written by him to his wife in
Dresden, in 188L which failed to reach her
there owing to her sudden departure, and
which bas, for tbe last eight years, been travel
ling about Western Europe.
John Daniel, a butcher, died in New
York the other day from erysipelas contracted
in a peculiar way. He was carrying some de
cayed animal matter in a slaughter house and
accidentally scratched himself with a piece ot
bone. Tbe animal poison got into his blood
and caused his death.
Housekeepers complain tbat there is an
unusual plague of moths this year. They are)
not only more abundant than ever, but they
seem to defy all tbe ordinary remedies. They
thrive on tobacco and fairly revel in camphor,
while tbe numerous patent sure-deaths for
them merely give tbem better appetites.
The news of the last race for the Derby
was telegraphed to New York in tbe unpre
cedented time of two seconds, and within two
mora seconds Boston and Intermediate points,
Buffalo and intermediate points, Chicago and
St. Louis points, and the offices of the various
newspapers in N e w York were in possession of
The following notice appears in a
Tekonska (Mich.) paper: "To owners of cats
I have again commenced my annual cat slaugh
ter, and will keep it np during the season of
breeding small chicks. All our chicks have a
cash value of 50 cent3 each when first from the
shell. Have lost a number of chicks on account
of cats, and a number of cats have been lost on
account ot chicks. Yours for chickens and
death to cats. W. L. Robinson."
In the office window of a Luther
(Micb.) paper hangs a saber captured in the
Mexican war. It hangs so that just the point
touches the glass. A saw mill is over 300 feet
distant, bnt tbe minute the gang saw starts the
point of the saber begins to tatoo on tbe glass.
An increase of five pounds of steam is notice
able in tbe increased noise on tbeglass. Wben
tbe saw has passed through a log the saber no
tifies the people in the office instantly by keep
They have a new way of catching fish
down in Georgia. From four to six men go
into the water with a log In front of them, and
a sheet with one edge on tbe log and the other
edge held up by tbe men so tbat the fish can't
jump over, tut fall on the sheet. Tbe log is
pnsbed along to tbe land, and wben near it the
fish begin to try to make tbeir escape back to
tbe deep water by jumping. If they fail to
make a good lean they lodge on the cloth,
thereby becoming victims of their own de
struction. At Hawkinsville, La., the other day a
cow belonging to H. S. Taylor had her tongue
bitten off by his horse. The horse and cow
were in adjoining stalls. There was an opening
between the planks and it is supposed tbat the
cow licked her tongne throngh the opening,
and the end a piece about two inches lone
was bitten off. Hugh-Taylor found the piece
of tongue lying in the stall, and he bas it in
alcohol. The cow's maimed tongue was
treated, and she seems to be getting along well,
with a good prospect of recovery.
A London paper prints the following
stories illustrating the value of stops: A poor
woman, whose husband was a sailor and about
to take a long voyage, desired the prayers of
her fellow worshipers on his behalf. The.old
clerk read this ont without a pause, "A sailor
going to sea his wife desires the prayers of the
congregation." A -shoemaker named Adam
Strong wanted his signrepainted. This was tha
A vaji Strong Shoemaker,
and it is said tbat he had plenty of customers
It is well known tbat ships' boats
sufier from being slung up at the davits and
kept there for long periods exposed to the
weather. It not infrequently happens that
when in harbor and sometimes at sea in a
case of emergency a boat which bas been for
some time exposed to sucb deteriorating In
fluence is lowered into the water, it is found to
be leaky. Ships' boats banging at the davits
are also in danger of being smashed by seas
breaking on board. In order to meet tbe fogs
and danger arising fromsucbcondltlons.it is
proposed to construct boats of steel, and what
is still more novel, out of single plates. A.
company is being formed to carry on tbe man
ufacture. Men generally wear their scarf pins in
their neckties, but California boasts of a man
wbo bas carried such an article of jewelry in his
throat. When pulling a tramp off the cars at
Madeira, Fresno county, in April last, Daniel
Anseon, a brakeman. was shot in the neck by
tbe tramp. The wounded brakeman was sent
to tbe railroad hospital at Oakland, where the
bullet was extracted. He was discharged as
cared three weeks ago. The man, however,
always felt an nnpleasant sensation in his
throat. Recently be returned to tbe hospital
for relief. Tbe doctor reopened tbe wonnd,
and found therein a section of the silk necktie
worn by Anseon at tbe time of the shooting;
and fragments of his scarf pin. These were re
moved, and it is expected tbat in a few days
the man will be twisting brakes again.
It is getting so tbat a weather prophlt
can't even predict a storm of Indignation. H'mV
The wife who can retain a sure hold upon
ber husband's heart will never have occasion to
tako a grip on bis hair. Terre Haute Exprrti.
There is one thing that tbe invincibla
Western cyclone bas never yet succeeded In lift
ins;, and that Is a mortgage. Burlington I'M
A minister once excused himself from fill
ing one of his regularappolntments on the ground
that be had recently returned from bis vacation
and felt weary. Christian Advocate.
Another Jibe Upon tbe Refreshment Room
Sandwich The railway sandwich, " says atrav.
eler. "Is an Instance of tbe Impossibility of mak
ing both ends meat."-Zonaon Globe.
Volts At last tbey bave discovered an
unflinching trutbtellcr. Jars That so? We'd
better Inform the Ananias Club. Volts Yes, It's
a fact. The phonograph cannot tell a We. Cin
Wickwire Say, Yabsley, how about tha
report about town that your landlady refused to
let yon have your trunk when you changed your
lodging house last week? Yabsley-There was
nothing in It. Terre Haute Express.
Visitor (at dairy farm) ""Well, what
kind of a season have you bad in the milk busi
ness?" 31ilkman-"0. poor, poor-haven't had
such a drouth In 3) years. Why there was actually
one spell when we btd to depend on the cows to
supply our customers. Epoch.
Artless Innocence Mother (gaiiug at her
daughter's dressing cushion) Why, where aid
yoa get so many gentlemen's scarfplns?
Daughter 1 don't know myself. I find one in
my hair almost every night after Gus calls, aud to
save me I can't imagine how they get there. The
Bessie Yon refused Mr. de Temps? Why,
any other girl would Jump at an offer from blml
Maud Oast graduated) O, I know be Is band
some, but I never conld marry such an Ignorant
man. Why, I asked him a few questions about
the differentiation in protoplasmic molecular
bivalves, and do you know all be said was, "I
suppose sol" Laurence American.
I dropped a song into tbe post;
It vanished and I thought It lost.
For wbo has sight so keen and strong
It can follow an editor's theft of a song?
Long afterward. In a rural sheet,
1 hmhiI 1ia tturm all AmnIpti
My wanderlns glanres traveled on
Twii rrAdltpd to that scamn "Anon!"
Eurtington irtt PrettS
"What would yon do if you had a wee tease,
AltlD; loa OSUJ mcu quouuu. " -- -Mamma,
does Ood simply turn down the llgnt
Just when He guesses It's time to be night.
Are flowers made out of a butterfly's wing?
Why do the trees put their clothes on In spring,
And then when cold winter comes get all un.
How does tbe robin get blood on Its breast?
Will Santa Clans answer that letter of Zeb s?
Are bicycles made out of big spider webs?
Does tbe man in the moon smoke while looking
And are the blue clouds Just the smoke he puffs
And the stars, are tbey Just the wee sparks helets
Do cattails 'grow np from " Bnt here I will
stop -t- "
And ask yoa again, will yon tell, if you please
How you would answer such questions as these?
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