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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY. JUNE 20, ISSEL
KOI A SERIOUS DILEMMA
If the excited talk that follows elections
counted for much, the Republican leaders
might hare double cause for unhappiness
since the returns came in Tuesday night.
First theProhibitionlsts or atleast those of
them who hare been harshly expressing
their sentiments blame Senator Quay and
his friends for not helping them out. They
talk of being deserted, and point ominously
to the Novembers of the future. On the
other hand the liqnor interests, though now
jubilant orer the result, cannot ha Ye quite
forgotten that the Senator and Governor
helped to precipitate the battle upon them.
But Senator Quay is long-headed enough
to attach no more importance to these things
than they warrant. He will probably in
quire whether the Prohibitionists expected
him to dragoon the whole Republican party
on to Toting for their "ism,"orto accomplish
that end by intrigue? It will not become
the supporters of prohibition to declare that
they harbored such illegitimate anticipa
tions. As for theiliquor interests, if they
will not be satisfied with the astoundiug
majority of the Antis, the Senator still has
so much influence with the Legislature that
they will scarce care to antagonize him.
The Bearer statesman has been too often
through situations that boded real difficulty
to take much trouble from this one, in which
the threatenened perils are but the fleeting
illusions of hot temper.
WHAT WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED.
The Attorney General of New York has
advised the committee on that Assembly
ceiling that there is not sufficient evidence
to warrant proceedings against the con
tractor and superintendent of the ceiling
for conspiracy and fraud. The evidence
- that the specifications were altered, that
bogus materials were substituted, that fraud
ulent bills were certified and the bodks
altered and falsified, together with the flight
-of the contractor, all these, in the opinion of
the Attorney General of New York, afford
no evidence of conspiracy or fraud. Per
haps that opinion is justified in view of
the indications that these are regular
features of all contracts for State or munici
pal work nnder the present political regime
of the Empire State. This being the regu
lar thing according to all public precedent,
of course the Attorney General would be
very loath to break over the established
rules and proceed against them. Possibly
if the work had been done without such
jobbery the Attorney General would have
been quite ready to act against the con
tractor as doing the work in an altogether
Unprecedented and irregular manner.
TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH.
In response to a housewifely correspond
ent who inquires why she has to pay about
one-third more for the price of susar than
she formerly did, the Charleston Xeics and
Courier states that it is "because the laws
of the United States give the sugar refiners
. the power to make the prices of their prod
ucts what they please within certain limits"
and refers to the fact as an example of "the
sweets or protection."
This statement of the case is hardly ac
curate and even less fair. Supposing, as is
clearly the case, the allusion ot our South
ern cotemporary to refer to the revenuelaws
exclusively, it would have been no more
than honest to recall the fact that under
these same laws, the cheap prices of sugar
prevailing before the trust regime were es
tablished. If the1 entire body of law is re
ferred to, it would have been more truthful
to stale that the laws of the United States,
asset forth in Judge Barrett's ruling, do not
permit any class to form combinations to
raise prices above the level that would he
fixed by domestic competition, and that the
advance in prices of sugar is the result of
an illegal combination which the courts
have defined as conspiracy.
Finally as there is a decidedly political
bent to the JYeurs and Courier' statement
Of the case would it not have been honest for
it to have stated the fact that in the tariff
straggle in Congress the Republicans urged
and the Democrats opposed a fifty per cent
reduction in the duties of sugar?
ENTOHCEKEKT BY HUILIFICATION.
The news of the disruption of the Inter
State Railway Association, which was or
ganized by the Northwestern railroads, for
the professed purpose of enforcing the Inter
state Commerce law, a few months ago, nat
urally arouses a good deal of comment in
the railway world. Its especial featnre is
a not particularly new demonstration of
the fact that all these devices to prevent fair
and free competition ere sure to be broken
down unless the railroads can realize their
ideal of laws passed, in Mr. Fink's words,
to "force the railroads to form associations"
and to abide by them. This lesson has been
repeated in the history of every pool which
the railroad has formed so far, and the failure
of this combination is only a repetition of
the eld lesson. The fact that Mr. Aldace
F. Walker, who was induced to leave the
, Inter-State Commerce Commission by a sal
ary of $25,000 a year, guaranteed lor three
years, is now left without anything to do, is
another feature of the dissolution about
which the public has little interest
Whether Mr. Walker will get his exceed
ingly fat salary or not for the two years and
a half which the burst association had yet to
run, Is a matter which can safely be left to
be settled between Mr. Walker and the
. quarreling railroads.
But there is a feature of the combination
sly, which isexposed by its dissolution,' and
i SiwilB -Which the public has a good deal to do.
the association was" professedly one to "en
force the Inter-State Commerce law," and
the selection of Mr. Walker as its Chair
man was intended as a guarantee upon its
face that the law was to be respected and
carried out by this combination. This law
forbade "any contract, agreement or combi
nation for the pooling of traffic" or "the di
vision of the aggregate or net proceeds of
the earnings or any portion thereof." Yet
the official statement of the steps taken to
preserve the existence of the combination
show that the agreement directly contem
plated steps "to secure to each company its
true share of the competitive traffic;" and
that the Executive Board, headed by Mr.
Walker, made a decision that one of the
railroads in the combination should limit
itself to two train loads per week of live
stock traffic from Kansas City to Chicago,
and that it must divert the rest of that
traffic to the Chicago and Alton Railroad.
In other words this agreement, which was
to enforce the inter-State commerce law has
taken steps to violate it, and the recent
Commissioner, who left his public position,
was induced by his salary of $25,000 a year
to approve such acts in violations of the
law. Agreements of that sort generally, as
is shown by this case, may bo relied upon to
enforce only such portions of the law as are
grateful to the railroads; and it seems'to be
consistent with some ideas of official in
tegrity to permit the nullification of such
portions of the law as the official does not
This example ought to be sufficient to
show that loud professions by railroad com
binations, of an intention to assume the
functions of government in enforcing the.
law will generally conceal the methods of
nullifying its spirit, if not of violating its
A COHMUKITY OF INTERESTS.
The extension of the membership of the
Amalgamated Association by enlarging
the representation of labor in its ranks
looks like a wise work. The nearer the as
sociation gets to including in its councils
the full community of interests of iron and
steel workers, the better should be the re
sult in several important particulars.
Chief of these is that the liability to stop
pages of work, or lockouts or strikes will be
It is only an enlargement of the proposi
tion to recognize the further fact that the
more the manufacturers and the Amalga
mated Association consider their mutual as
as well as their several interests, the
greater the benefit to the locality. What
ever helps to confirm Pittsburg as the cen
tral and commanding site of the iron and
steel industries of the country, is sure to be
of benefit to all concerned in 'Pittsburg in
dustries, whether belonging to the ranks of
labor or of capital.
IS IT TRUE NOW!
In reference to the danger of the estab
lishment of plutocratic influence in this
country a western paper declares that it is
more imaginary than real, and quotes the
familiar saving that there are in America"but
three generations between shirtsleeves and
shirtsleeves." When the influences prevail
that make that saying true, it is one of
the greatest saleguards against Democracy
in property as well as in politics; bnt it is
worth while to inquire whether it is true
at present or not The Yanderbilt fort
une is in its third generation and shows no
signs of dissipating, and the Astor fortune
is in its fourth. Tnese examples might be
repeated on a smaller scale, but they'ara
sufficient to indicate the possibilities of the
corporate system for perpetuating great
fortunes, and in that respect repeating the
evilsof the landed system in the Old World.
We cannot guard against such dangers by
relying upon an old proverb, without main
taining the conditions that make the prov
THE COWS ON TOP.
At present the cows are on top in Port
Dodge, la. The march of civilization in
Port Dodge is impeded by an impenetrable
cordon of cows. The aldermen of the city
have entered into abiding alliance with the
gentle creatures, who sometimes figure with
their brethren in The Dispatch's market
page as meat On the hoof. Acoording to the
compact the cows may explore the streets
and the lawns of the Port Dodgers at their
own sweet will. In vain do the citizens
point to their ruined gardens, from which
the geranium and the rose as well as the
mere leaves of grass are daily disappear
ing The constitutional right of the cows to
the freedom of the streets, their friends, the
aldermen, are determined to defend to the
last ditch. The cow is naturally democratic
in her tastes. She knows nothing that is
green or herbiterous that is too good for her.
Grass is good enough for her as a rule, but
she can stave off the pangs of hunger with a
century plant, and chew the cud as com
placently after a meal of ferns as when her
interior department is filled with clover.
All we hope is that the news of the cows'
victory in Fort Dodge will not come to the
ears of the cows in this neighborhood. There
is enough the matter with the milk trade
in spite of the plentiful supply of water
without a strike of the cows for the privi
lege of access to our streets and gardens.
A LITERAL 0.UAREEL.
Whenever the noise Of a dispute about
some scientific question fills the land it is
safe to say that.Chicago or St Louis.or both,
have a hand in it There is a regular tin-'
pan fight on just now between the editors of
the Chicago Tribune and the St. Louis Re
public as to the pronunciation of the letter
"r." Mr. Medill, of the Tribune, maintains
that the "r" should be trilled, while the
mighty genius who keeps down the lid of
the St Louis journal insists that the trill is
improper. According to the St. Louis
authorities, for Prof. Allen, ot the Missouri
University, has gallantly come to the rescue
of the editor, the letter "r" should be pro
nounced in such a way, for example, as to
render the final sound in sofa andatfier the
same. Prof. Allen quotesseveralEnglish ver
balists and writers on phonetics to support
his view, and the editor of the Republic
gleefully asserts that tne Republic's poem,
stands as a model of rhyme.
The trouble about questions of this sort
is that the people of every locality in English-speaking
countries imagine and insist
that the only simon-pure, orthodox and ab
solutely correct English is spoken by them.
And they can all prove that they are right.
Doubtless it is true that all dudes, darkles,
Southerners and many Yankees do not trill
the "r," and the English they speak sounds
sweet and pure in their ears. There are also
millions of people who do trill the "r," not
only in Chicago, but all over the globe.
The rolling of the "r" seems good to them.
Singers of English everywhere would be
horrified if asked to abandon the fine rip
pling sound of the terminal "r'' well rolled.
In operatic love-making, rolling his "t's"
is almost as potential from the tenor's views
as rolling his eyes.
COT.OJ.ET.. El.T.lOTT P. SlTEPAsn declares 1
that the catastrophe at Johnstown was
caused by divine wrath, and that the vic
tims were punished for their "evil deeds;
bul having expressed thai opinion he goes
to work with liberal contributions and
practical aid for the relief of these sinners
from the punishment, which he asserts to
have been ordained by Divine power. We
are glad to observe that the good editor's
practice is better than his theology.
The fate which pursues a good man
struggling with adversity, is indicated by
the sad experience of DeVoe who was
moved by the Johnstown disaster to predict
a cyclone for last Monday end is again the
sport of the adverse elements.
The discovery of a "Sugar Trust" in
New York, by which a shipping clerk, a
truckman and a retail dealer succeeded in
robbing a big firm ot some thousands of
dollars worth of sugar, was followed by the
arrest of the members of the combination.
It seems to be a well established principle
of law in New York that robberies in the
sugar business which are counted in less
sums than the millions are wholly and
Chicago has discovered that railroad
rates are discriminating against her com
merce and that Anson is away down in the
batting average. Consequently Chicago is
entertaining doubts as to whether life is
Mr. Blaise's Pan-American Congress,
which is to meet in Washington a few
months hence, is a revival of the credible
effort which he made in the State Depart
ment eight years ago. Let us hope that the
revival of the good features of Mr. Blaine's
policy in 1881, will not be accompanied by
.any of the less desirable features, not
wholly free from the unpleasant aroma of
A MEMBER of the Pennsylvania Legis
lature may be exempt from arrest while re
turning from the session of the Legislature;
but the people of the State will vote by a
large majority that he ought to pay his
It is a long lane that has no turning. A
baseball umpire in Tennessee after being
fairly worn out with the usual assaults
upon his decisions, at last resorted to his ar
tillery and shot a man who disputed his
judgment. This indicates that the umpire
will have an inning now, and is no longer
disposed to be whitewashed.
Dukino the fortieth or thereabouts,
day of rain, yesterday, the people of Pitts
burg would have voted unanimously on the
dry side, but not in favor of cold water.
The baseball record, so far as made Up
this week, indicates that if the Chicago
champions would go around the world
once more, and lose themselves in the wilds
of Australia, the Pittsburg team might be
able to beat them in the contest for fourth
place from the bottom.
With the election returns putting the
anti-amendment majority up in the vicin
ity of 160,000 it looks as if prohibition
The report that Sir Julian Pauncefote,
the new British Minister, "devours our
humor eagerly" is calculated to create fears
for our English friend's health. It is well
known that an excessive diet of chestnuts is
liable to have a very demoralizing effect
upon the digestion.
That, new suffrage amendment seems to
have been forgotten and very much left be
hind in the struggle between cold water and
Without offensive partisanship, might
not Governor Poraker and the other cham
pions of the soldierB indulge in a protest
against the removal of a soldier's widow
from a postoffice in Indiana in order to
make room for a Republican politician?
Mb. Gladstone has had his portrait painted
Ax amateur photographer recently got a
snap shot at Baby McKee at Cape May.
Sitting Bull, the Sioux, Is slowly recover
ing from the pneumonia. Onqe in a while the
Indian question takes on a very hopeless aspect.
A handsome statue of ex-President Mc
Cosh, of Princeton, has been unveiled at that
place. Mr. St Gaudehs is the sculptor,
and the class of '7S contributes the statue as a
memorial of its decennial reunion.
Otiinikl Gager, who died at Norwich,
Conn., Saturday, at the age of 83, was annually
elected Clerk of that town irom 1839 to lSSS.
This must make Some of the professional office
holders In Washington feci ashamed of them
selves. The new Duchess of Portland is said io look
very young, though she fa so tall. Her coloring
is perfect, though not to be sketched with pen
and ink, comprising, as it does, dark brown hair
with an auburn gleam where it catches the
light, violet blue eyes with large pupils, anda
complexion of milk and roses. A London
writer says: "Is it not sweet and nice of her to
let a country dressmaker make her wedding
gown because she had promised her, long aco,
that she shouldr Perhaps neither of them
dreamed then that it would be the bridal dress
-of a Duchess"
In accordance with custom, the Court Journal
of London, which announced the completion of
Queen Victoria's 70th year, gave the ages of her
royal cotemporaries as follows: King of the
Netherlands, 72: King ot Denmark, 71; King of
Wurtemburg. 6d; Emperor of Brazil. 63; King of
Saxony, 61; King of Sweden and Norway, CO,'
Emperor of Austria, 5Sj King of the Belgians,
Wj King of Portugal, 60: King ot Roumama, 60:
Sultan of Turkey. 46; King Of Italy, 45) Emperor
of Russia, Ui, King of the fiellches, 43; King of
Bavaria, 41; King of Slam, 35; German Emperor,
30; Emperof of China, 17; King of Servia, 12,
and the King of Spain, 3.
It will be a disappointment to the CantSbay,
England, crofters should the attempt to dispute
the wilt of the late Earl of Caithness prove
successful. According to a clause in it, 230,000
was to be divided amongthem, and, considering
that the district is not large, this would mean a
very respectable sum to each individual. What
wonld make' the bequest all the more accept
able is their extreme poverty, for though they
get the name of being, as a-community, above
the average in regard to thrift and industry,
there is extremely little to be made Out of their
moory, heathery farms, or from the wild sea
out of which they try to supplement thelf live'
lihood. The late Earl was on extremely friend
ly terms with his tenants, and there Is hardly
another district In Great Britain whore the re
lations between castle and cottage were friend
lier than in his time. To hear the tenants speac
about them is like a dream Of old times.
E0UND IN A BOTTLE.
A Message From the Send Found Floating
In the River.
Special Telegram td The Dispatch.
WEIxsvn.lK O., Juno 19. A corked bottle
containing the following note was taken from
the river here to-day:
1 see the flood coining. It is about 50 feet away.
Cannot escape. Door locked. Cannot find key.
Uoodby. ' J. AIalossy.
JohnstoWS, PA., May 31, 1SS9.
The penmanship is very good, but evidently
written in great haste.
A Chance for American Enterprise.
From the Atlanta Constitution.:
The leaning tower of Pisa is to be sold. Some
enterprising American ought to buy it and
straighten lt.up.,' , , 1 ,iV;f,
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Gorgeous Hotel In London Why Fair
Weather Is to be Feared Weta nnd Drys
Strawberries Without Sunshine.
The Hotel Metropole, in London, at which
Mr, Carnegie entertained, Mr. Gladstone, Min
ister Lincoln and other distinguished people
on Tuesday evening, is one ot the newest as it
is one of the finest of the big hotels built in the
last few years In the English metropolis. A
good many Americans stop there, and I have
lieafd many stories of Its -magnificence and ex
peniiveness. From personal observation I
should say that the proprietors of the Hotel
Metropole prefer to cater to millionaires or at
least rich men only.
One evening last summer I remember call
ing at the Hotel Metropole, which is situated
splendidly nn Northumberland avenue, close
to Trafalgar sou are on the one side and the
Thames embankment on the other. A gorgeous
lackey opened the swinging doors for me, and
I passed immediately into what answers to the
rotunda ot our hotels, butslttlngaround which,
to my great surprise, a number of ladles in
regulation low-cut dinner dresses were seated,
and comparatively few men, all of whom wore
spike-tail coats and singtediarreled eya glasses
with continuations In keeping, of course.
I iXQtriRED of another spperb being In plush
shorts and white stockings, upon whose coat
was enough gold lacs for three field marshals,
where the office might be. He raised a finely
padded arm and rather spectrally pointed to a
side room on the left I followed the direction
and almost collided with a handsome young
man in full evening regalia- He asked me
very politely what I wanted. I was tolerably
well scared by that time, and I felt like saying
"Nothing" prior to a swift retreat, bnt the
aspect of my opponent was so reassuring that I
confided to him that I wished to see a Pitts
burger whom I supposed to be stopping there.
The books which in some sort answered to the
hotel register in an American hotel were ex
amined, but the man I Sought was not found
From the Hotel MetrOpole I carried away the
impression that it was a comfortable place to
stay, if one could stand a good deal of Sum
mery and flfinkeyism with the board and
THE ANBWEB IS SO.
So thunder storms cln scare ns now;
When skies grow dark we smile and say
'It rains again; I wonder how
Many cloudbursts came to-day.11
But can there be a mortal brain
Io stand a whole day without rain ?
"The State is certain to go wet." said the
hustling high license anti-Prohibitionist, as be
walked away from the polls on Tuesday, "and
it is equally dead sure that I shall be dry to
morrow morning when I get up." v
Oh give ns water, " was their cry,
"This btate with prohibition crown I"
The waters came, alas I too high!
Too much to drink, enough to drown.
"Did you vote yesterday?" asked Soberly,
"Yes Voted dry," replied Swlgger.
"You never voted for prohibition, a steady
drinker like you," said Soberly, with severity.
"I didn't say 1 voted for prohibition. 1 voted
dry because the saloons were all closed on
FOB IT'S VEnT SOtfE THIS TEAS.
Touch not the berry ripe and red
Between the chining leaves, .
For verily it must be said
The strawberry deceives.
From shame it hangs Its blushing head,
And he who cats it grieves,
As one might after hiring read
A novel by Miss Hires. U. J.
Cone Saw Captured.
flTEW YOBK BUREAU SPECIALS.
New York, June 19. Mrs. Eva Zengler. of
Chicago, who arrived here en route to iShropo
a few days ago, accused Wan Lee and Cong
Saw, laundrrmen. in a police court this morn
ing of stealing her $500 cluster diamond pin.
Before leaving Chicago Mrs. Zengler sewed the
pin up in a little muslin pocket on the shoulder
of her nndervest To-day she sent the vestte
her wash to Cong Saw's laundry. A little
while after the wash was gone she remem
bered that she had not removed the pin. She
hurried off to the laundry and f onnd the nn
dervest and the little muslin pooket, bnt no
pin. Then she called on. the police and had
IsOUg OAVt ttUU 111Q UOaiaMUbi Tf UUUCQ) HUCSkCU.
They denied everything. They will be exam
Tom Nnsi's New Job.
Thomas Nast win hereafter make pictures
for Time, a humorous weekly. He will not
devote himself exclusively, as formerly, to
political subjects, but will Illustrate topics of
Going Where 'Tis Cooh
Ex-Senator Thomas C. Flatt and Mrs. Piatt
started for Alaska this evening. In Detroit
they will be joined by General and Mrs. Alger,
General Alger's eldest son, his two unmarried
daughters, and Air. and Mrs. Thurston. Al
most up to the hoqr of his departure, Mr, Flatt
was busy talking politics witlilho big Republi
cans of New York. He had long consultations
with Senator Hiscock, Collector Erhardt, Fre
mont Cole and General Knapp. Democrats
here think that Mr. Piatt's Alaskan trip is the
opening gun of General Alger's canvass for the
Republican Fresldental nomination in issri
Threw alls Mother-In-Law On'-
Martin MeNulty, of Hoboken, went home
drunk last night and tried to beat his wife and
baby. His mother-in-law snatched the child
from him. He felled her to the floor with his
fist and kicked her in the back. Then he
threw her out of a third-story window, Twenty
minutes later aneighbor found bcr unconscious
on the pavement with a broken shoulder, a
fractured arm and a dislocated jaw. She will
probably not recover. MeNulty Is in jail pend
ing the result of her injuries.
Trying to Classify Worsted.
The Executive Committee of the Woolen
Goods Association met in secret session in its
room here this morning td discuss the question
of classifying worsted with woolen goods.
The Beectier Maine Fund Growinc.
The members of Plymouth Chdrcb, Brook
lyn, are collecting 83,000 with which to buy T.
C. Conant's Ufe size portrait of Henry Ward
Beecher. The fund for the erection of a statuo
of Mr. Beecher in Prospect Park has been In
creased during the last month to about 831,000.
The cost of the statue will be $35,000.
Stole From nis Fnther-ln-tntr.
Edward B. Cox was arrested to-day for em
bezzling over S4,000 of the money of his employ
'ers, Stevenson, Wood fe Co.( of Brooklyn.
James Stevenson, senior partner in the firm, is
Cox 'B father-in-law, and took him into the es
tablishment as bookkeeper four years ago.
Almost Immediately Cox began to steal
amounts ranging from 75 cents io $100. About
three weeks ago he went to Niagara on a lark,
taking several of his companions With him.
During his absence the firm discovered their
cash account was short arid began td overhaul
Cox's accounts. They found a number of dis
crepancies and immediately employed an ex
pert acconntant to investigate matters. When
Oox returned from Niagara he was arrested.
Cox was a candidate for the Legislature last
It has been determined.
The Exposition Mast Open on Date, With
out Keitard to Wentheri
The Exposition project has emerged frdm
tho clond of the Johnstown disaster, and Mr.
Bindley states that the show will oped at 8 F.
at. September 4. Tho projectors hate p de
cided, provided, of course, that nothing unex
pected supervenes. The money hasn't been
raised, bnt it has1 been decided that it will bo
some way or other. They say the flood merely
deterred but did not stop work.
MSnager Johnson states that applications oil
file for space- are sufficient on which to base
predictions ot success, and these'spaces will he
assigned within a short time and some who
have neglected to apply will probably And the
have sinned away their day of grace. Of course
there Is no question that the manufacturing ex
hibit will be superb, and the art exhibition
promises to be unusually Interesting and
enough musical organizations have specified
their willingness 10
in that particular.
their willingness to fake part to insure success
1 that particular.
flnmnYalnt IS made that neither steam nor
Bhioeh animaj. uv it wiuv tw uc muu tucjr
-were expected to sell JIOO.W Worth ot interest
in tlm nrnWt at thA very least-
4i. t1J fe iilif. AAnA .V tA fn.. a. J W M
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- A TEMPERANCE VICTORY. .
Tho Result of Tuesday's Election So Consid
ered by Several Philadelphia Papers
Editorials From the Lending Evonlnc
Journals Of That City Tho Herald Be
labors Quay and His Party.
IFnOM A STATl" COnBBSPOSDEST.1
Philadelphia, June 19. The evening pa
pers devote considerable space to editorial
opinions on the result of yesterday's election,
especially the Jiullettn and tha Telegraph. The
former, in the course of its remarks, says: It
Is more than possible that tho saloon interest
will regard this defeat of prohibition as pe
culiarly a triumph of their own, and that they
will be emboldened in advancing 'against the
salutary reforms which have been introduced
through the medium of the Brooks law. There
are many of these people who are now looking
forward to the beginning ot a popular reaction
as a result of the verdict against prohibition,
and who predict that it will not end until that
wise and wholesome law has been either re
pealed or modified. Nor Is it-by any means
improbable that the course of tho Prohibition
ists, in swinging the pendulum to the extreme
on one side, may havo a tendency to
give it an impetus in the opposite
direction. In view of this danger and
it will be more perceptible later on than it Is
now the friends of high license cannot too
soon make clear their purpose of takingno step
backward. They need to serve notice, in plain
terms, on these enemies of the law who assume
that the maiority against prohibition is warrant
cnongh for a general movement to the front of
the liquor interest, that no such proceeding
will be tolerated. And It Is right here that the
Prohibitionists themselves, who must admit
that high license even at the worst is better
than no remedy, should show their good sense
by turning In with the supporters of the exist
ing laws and making the best of the situation.
There will be no room and no excuse for any
dt'play on their part of resentment or sttrli
ntes. Tbey have been defeated openly and
fairly and after thoy had everv possfbIS oppor
tunity for ascertaining the extent of their
strength with tho people. It is therefore their
duty to abide the will of tho majority. Prohi
bition in Pennsylvania is henceforth a dead is
In the Interests of Reform.
The Telegraph says: There is one argument
that these people are always putting forth as
an apology for their extreme views, and this is
the abolition of slavery. But apart from the
fact that there is no sort of analogy between
the holding of slaves and the use of intoxicants
it is very necessary to bear in mind how and by
whom the abolition of slaveryVas brought
about. The people who declared that the Con
stitutional sanction of slavery was a covenant
with hell had about as much to do with aboli
tion as the fabled man in the moon, Unless, in
deed, their naggings of the Southern slave
holders may be said to have galled them into
rebellion. However, we don't care to argue this
point. Tho prohibition proposition is defeat
ed, and so well defeated that there is no room
whatever for doubt as to how public opinion
in Pennsylvania stands with regard to it. This
defeat means that hereafter in this Stato the
subject of temperance will bo discussed from
a different standpoint than hitherto, and that
the same force of public opinion which secured
the enactment of the license law will be exertetl
through the Legislature, and inallotherproper
and reasonable ways, for the promotion of the
true temperance cause. The defeat of the pro
posed amendment is in no sense a defeat or set
back of a most important reform movement,
hut it will rather promote It by aiding to bring
into active sympathy with it a considerable
number of citizens who lir.vo hitherto stood
aloof, becanse they could not bring themselves
to regard temperance and total abstinence as
Not a Rum Victory.
The Stem says: Don't assume that the result
on prohibition is i. "rum victory." It is a vic
tory achieved by the conservative temperance
element of the State, who believe that prohibi
tion does not prohibit.
The iVeti-J says: As a decided preponderance
of sentiment favored the enactment of the
high license law, It Is safe to say that yester
day's ontcome does not mean that tho people
are not in favor of temperance and tcvere re
strictions ubon the sale of liquor, for they are.
The State does not want prohibition, but it
does want sobriety, and the liquor interests
should bear this in mind and refrain from de
stroying themselves by attempting to modify
the high license law.
Satisfied With Hlijti License.
The Star says: The splendid working of the
high license law wasdoubless ode of the prin
cl pal causes of defeat. The friends of temper
ance must not regard yesterday's result as a
blow dealt at cold water principles or a victory
for rnm, but simply a broad expression of pub
lic opinion that prohibition was not the right
way to treat so great an evil as intemperance.
It must not be accepted as a fact that all, or
even any considerable portion, of the adverse
votes ere cast by men who love rum or favor
its use, but that thousands upon thousands of
the most thoughtful and conscientious men in
tbo State voted as they did under the confident
belietthat to have done otherwise would have
led to results far more disastrous' than those
which some of the more ardent friends of pro
hibition insist will follow the defeat of their
A Democratic View,
The fferald says; What answer has Matthew
Stanley Quay to make now to the Prohibition
ists at Whose request his Legislature submitted
the amendment? The Republican party adopted
the amendment as its' ottn special offspring (as
it in reality was), yet with the great majority
of 79,000 in the Btate, that party could not or
would not carry out Its contract and make law
of the measure. To evade the responsibility for
this grossly dishonest juggle is simply impossi
ble. It is perfectly safe to say that the Prohi
bitionists will accept no excuse, nor should
they. In all this fight tho position of the De
mocracy has been perfectly consistent. The
traditional policy of that party hh3 been
one of opposition td sumptuary laws.
In the present campaign it simply kept
hands off. The sole official action -taken
was by the Democratic members of
tho State Senate, who. in April last, formally
protested against the star chamber method of
the G. O. P. in the Legislature, In dealing With
tho amendment, ns a caucus and partisan
measure. In the voting of yesterday tho Dem
oeratpfwhether staving at home and letting
the Republicans kill their owh Offspring, or in
going to tue pons ana neiping in tne Slaughter,
have been perfectly consistent. The responsi
bility was not theirs, and tbey could atforu to
do as individuals wbateach saw fit. The result
cannot help but bebeneflcial to the Democracy.
Pennsylvania is, and of right ought to be, a
Democratic Btate, and if the result of yester
day's grand display of Republican faithless
ness and dishonesty shall be to accomplish the
grand result of bringing the Democracy again
into its own it will not hare been in vain.
An Emphatic indorsement.
The Colt says: It is an emphatic indorsement,
sot only of the law, but of the courts which
have so rigidly enforced it, and a demand at
the same time that there bo no backward step
from the 6evere regulations of tho liquof
traffic Many thousands of people who, a year
ago. Would have wotked and voted fdr tho
amendment, yesterday did not hesitate to work
and vote the other way, simply because they
prefer a cettalo teinperande measdre to a vety
uncertain one. Politics had nothing to do with
it. Party managers conld not have controlled
the voters even If they had tried. It was a
matter of personal judgment entirely, and pol
iticians could -have done nothing with it and
would have been Impotent bad they attempted
to direct the voters. High license is preferred,
and it will be so long as it remains an effective
temperance measure, . Simpson.
A TEST TO BE MADE.
The Catholic Professors td Come on, When
the Problem Will bo Solved.
Special telegram to TheBtspatch.
WAStnxoTOX, Jnne 19. The officials of the1
hew Catholic University atd greatly disap
pointed at the refusal of the Attorney General
to decide upon a hypothetical case, whether
the professors employed abroad for the uni
versity are prohibited from teaching or coming'
to this Country under the Operation- of the law
prohibiting the importation 6f foreign laborers
under contract. Tbey were desirous to have a
decision that tbey might inform the professors
whether it was worth their while to make the
journey to America. The refusal of the At
torney General to consider any but a bona fide
caso makes it necessary that professors shall
land in America before knowing If they cad
occupy the positions awaiting them.
Attorney Morris, of this city, counsel for the
university, said to-day that the decision of As
sistant Secretary Hepburn and the action of
the Attorney General pat the authorities of
the university In the position of attempting to
violate the law. Nothing, be said coula be
.farther from their purpose. They aro confi
dent they are not violating the law. The pro
lessors are lecturers, in the broadest sense of
the word, and lecturers ate plainly excepted
from the operation of the law. Tho lecturers
would soon be brought to this Country, how
ever, auu luuiibuia ButtiiKo uuiuKA'J- it uep-
burn would bo Reviewed by a higher authority.
.j - '!. : . . jn-ta ?-
A Dellsatfal Event at Silver Lake Grove
There Were 3,000 Present How They
Were Nicely Entertained.
The 3,000 people who attended the Rose Fete
at Silver Lake Grove yesterday were" thor
oughly convinced that nature hod for once
succeeded in rewarding their charity as well as
their courage in facing a cloudy sky and a
misty atmosphere to discharge their duty
toward the Sacred Heart Church, and those
whose continued exertions for two months past
culminated yesterday in the raising of nearly
52,000 to reduce the congregation's debt.
The stream of gaily-attired and light-hearted
humanity began to pour through the gates at 1
o'clock in the afternoon, and continued until
after 8 o'clock at night to fill the grove. At 9:15
the music ceased, the electric lights were ex
tinguished, and eight hours of festive pleasure
were at an end.
While the old folks turned ont en masse, the
faces of the sweet girl graduate, the rosy
cheeked belle and the ubiquitous youth greeted
one at every turn. It was too warm for much
dancing, and none were loth to take advantage
of the promenades which cut through every
section of the grove.
At i o' clock the dining commenced. Every,
thing was placed before the gnests by the
obliging aid, and the appetite of the most ob
jectionable epicure could have been easily
appeased. The ladies who had charge ot this
department were Mrs. C. A. Grant, President,
and Mrs. F. J. Brady, Secretary and Treasurer,
with the tables In charge of the following:
No. 1 Mrs. Keating, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Kaf
ferly. No. 2-MrS. Charles Gros3, Mrs. "William Man
gon and Misses Bardie, Mangun, Smith, Holland
No. t-Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Glenn,
Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Mitchell and the Misses Burns,
Grant and Sullivan.
No.4 Mrs. Connors, Mrs. MeNulty, Mrs.
Brady and the Misses Smith, Breen, O'Brien,
T-ambcrton, Sullivan and Dorris.
The ambrosial fragrance of the gaily be
decked flower booth seemed to draw everyone
to that tlttlo Temple of Flora at the south
east end of tho pavilion where Mrs. Charles
Lble, and the Misses O'Connor, Burns, Daffy
and Lamberton decorated their generous
patrons with roses and lilies.
To say that their proceeds were upward of
8100 Is sufficient testimony of their good work.
Like a perennial spring in a desert of drouth
waSthelemonado and refreshment booth di
rectly opposite, which was surrounded at all
times by those who lingered there almost per
petually to aoench their thirst either by Im
bibing the delicate refreshments or drinking
in' the beauty of the sweet-faced girls who pre
sided during tho day and concluded their ardu
ous task in the evening by turning over to Father
Kane 100 per cent more cash than was made at
the same booth last year. It was! Mrs. James
Diamond who presided here, but the success of
the affair was occasioned Dy the irresistible
impulse felt by the young men to patronize the
?iuick-witted beauties in charge and drink re
reshments from their hands. Miss Annie
Cunningham, Mrs. Robert Scott, and the Misses
Nan Scanlon, Katie Kane. May Cunningham.
Clara Myring, Minnie Rosemnnd, Annie Link,
Nellie Kearney and Annie Lawley were the
ladies who did their work amid the tulle and
Japanese decorations of this booth. 1
Beside Father Kane, a number of priests
were present as were also many of the most
fashionable people from the East End, Pitts
burg and Allegheny.
The following named gentlemen havo man
aged the affair from the first:
Dan -Wllhare. JohnW. Tim, Charles Donnelly,
.lames Grogan, H. P. McCullongh. U.T. ltaHerty,
VV. J. Friday, J. W. Wallace, Ihoraas Hacket,
James Lappah, G. W. bchmidt. E. C. Schmcrtz,
Charles irrlel, 1. Hesson, John Howley. M. Mc
Cormlck, J. Dawson Callery. P. J. Longhney, I).
Boyle. John Lawley, A. F. Keating, A. J. Barr.
llllam C. ltafferty, Thomas S.O'Neil. Chas. Eble,
F. P. Stalth. M. Mack, William J. Tomer, F. .1.
Brady, A. O'Leary. John Grant. John McCafiery,
James Diamond, John P. Brennan, W. H. Grlffln,
AV . II. Hoeveler, James Weldou, A. V. U. Water
son. James 3. Murry, Theo. Hyle, D. Callaghan,
L. Gloninger. '
BEE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY.
The Birthday Celebration Honored by Sirs.
Illentzer and Friends.
The sixtieth birthday anniversary of Mrs
Margaret Mentzer was the occasion for a pleas
ant family rennion on Tuesday evening, at her
residence, No, 69 Washington street, Allegheny.
Of her family, there'werft nrpsent? Mr. Tlw.
rence Mentzer, Misses Margaret, Teresa and
Rosa Mentzer: a niece, Mrs. Clara Ober, Mr.
and Mrs M. J. Connolly. Air. and Mrs. Florence
Mentzer, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Mentzer, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles li. Mentzer" and Mr. C. J. Niess.
After refreshments, dancing was Indulged in
to music furnished by the Atlantic Band.
A Chhrmlnff Reception.
A reception was held yesterday afternoon at
the residence of Mrs. Albert H. Chllds. on Am
berson avenue, Shadyside, in honor of Mrs. J. J.
Pugsley. ot Ohio, and Miss Thompson, Of Hew
York City. Mrs. A. H. Childs received the
guests, with the assistance of Mrs. II. Childs,
Mrs. J. J. FUgsley, Miss Chalfant, the Misses
Watson. Miss Marshall, Miss Bowers, Mrs. F. G.
Kay and Miss Heverston. About 100 of the
elite of Pittsburg were present.
TAKING THE CHINESE OATH,
A Singular Ceremonial Observed In a Phila
tSFECIAl. MtlOEAM TO THE CISBATCn.1
Philadelphia. June 19. Tuck Tie, of Mott
street, New York, was on the witness stand in
court here to-day, in a fan-tan case. It was de
termined to administer a Chinese oath to him,
as well the oath on the Bible. The Interpreter,
with considerable ceremony, placed a saucer
in front of the imported witness, and placed in
his hand an Iron bar that was said to have
been used in the Race street gambling house
as a peacemaker. The witness then repeated,
after the interpreter, holding the bar. aloof:
"If I shontd tell a lie in my evidence in this
casej may I die as the plate is broken." And
with that he brought down the bar and smashed
the saucer to smithereens.
This was not the end of the ceremony. In
terpreter Chew then lighted a match, and hold
ing it in close proximity to Tie's nose the Chi
naman gave a whiff or a snort, and it was im
mediately extinguished. After this important
proceeding had been concluded, the witness
we'nt on with his evidence. Two other China
men were also called in support of the alibi,
one of whom said he would be condemned to
hades if he told a He, and the other one said
that the Bible was a ''swearing book."
Even the Cattle Have Heard of It.
From the Chicago Trlbnfte.1
"Jake," called out the brakeman of the
freight train, wild with excitement, as he came'
rnnblng back to the caboose, "did you yell out
the name of this town when we stopped to let
those pasengers oft just now?"
"Certainly I did," answered the conductor.
'Didn't yori know better than to do that!"
exclaimed the frantic brakeman. "Ve've got
300 cattle in this train, and they're just break
ing the cars down trying to get out, tool"
Thejraln bad stopped at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
It Wonld be Unfortunate.
From the New York Tribune.
The denial of the report that JohhL. Sulli
van was on a wild debauch is not altogether
welcome. It woUld be unfortunate if both be
and Kilrain should come to the scratch on July
8 in such perfect condition that neither could
knock the other into obscurity,
A Dnmlr Dctlbr.
Superintendent Fatton and the clerical
force of tbo Baltimore and Ohio are "tickled
all to pieces" over their quarters in the new
depot. They used to smile a good deal in the
old ranch, but it will require a yard stick to
measure their grins now.
TUE OUTSIDE JUDGE.
A FABODY-BEAb AT THE LAWYERS' nCIIC. .
Ton may sing of the Judge-Common Pleas Jndge,
Or an J judie that yon, please.
I go for tbejudge, the nice old Judge,
That knowlnzly takes his ease,
And looking -ise from behind the bench,
At the rate or 6,000 a year,
Cares not a pin In his sound old head
Who goes to the front br rear.
Not his Is the bone tHfey ate fighting for;
And Why Should the Judge sail in,
With nothing to train, but a chance perhaps
To lose his political skin.
There in af be a few, perhaps, who fall
To see it quite la this light;
Bat when the far flies, I'd rather be
The outside lodge In the- fight.
I know there are some-Mir Jndres 1 speak
That think It Is quite the thlhjr
To take the cart of one in the fight,
AUd hop right into the ring j
But 1 care fadt a pin what Shy may say.
In recard to the wrong or the right.
My Judgment goes, as well as my rhyme,
For the Judge that keeps out oftbefigbt,
ft ONE 17, 1881.
WIT, HUMOR AND PATHOS.
Odd Little Stories From tbo Rains of Johns
town Tho Fonrteentb Regiment's New
Cook-'A Carton Clrcumstnnco About a.
Circus Iir-lhe Flood.
itTLOit A STATS' COBSESFOXDEXT.I
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 19. Out of tho great
flood the Fourteenth Regiment has gathered a
mascot In the person of Shad Lewis Jones, a
colored man. The fellow lived formerly on
Cinder street, in this city, where he lost his
wife and one child. "Shad." which is the nick
name the soldiers have conferred upon him. Is
a character from the sole of his large feet to
the top of his cocoanut shaped head.
When he talks about the flood and tells how
ho lost his wife, his voice becomes tremulous
with pathos and sincere emotion.
"Ah. gentlemen," he will say, "1 loved my
wife dearly, and 1 stayed with her on the roof
as long as there was room for us both. But
when the water came so near and so high that I
saw we wouldn't be able to hold on both, I
jumped off to Save myself."
'But why did you not stay with your wife
and drown with her sooner than let her perish
by herself T" I asked him to-day.
"Well, now, look here, sir; those were try
ing times," he answered; "and self preserva
tion is the first law of nature."
And that is the Only excuse he will offer. Bnt
after the waters began to recede he Went
anxiously looking about, and he never rested
until his wife was found and buried. It was
then Dr. Foster, of the Fourteenth Regiment,
found him. and he got him at once Installed as
cook. In that capacity Shad has not only been
momanwnoiurnisnea tnetaoie Wltn ail mo
delicacies the camp would prodnce, but he has
also been the main source of amusement and
entertainment to all the soldiers.
AN incident took place this morning in the
gorge of debris above tho Pennsylvania Rail
road bridge, where a gang of Italians have been
employed In clearing out the wreckage and
hunting for dead bodies. They suddenly struck
an object, which looked very much life the
corpse of a little child about 4 years of age.
Gently and carefully, in order to keep the baby
unharmed, the man cleared the rubbish, dirt
and lumber away to lay the body bare. It was
a hard task, becanso the logs bad surrounded
the body as in a double wedee and its extrica
tion was at last accomplished under very con
AVhen the Italian had succeeded, however, he
was afraid to touch the body, so he called some
of bis friends, but all were afraid to touch it.
Then word was sent to the Millville morgue
and in a few minutes half a dozen men arrived
with a stretcher for the transportation of the
corpse to the morgue.
But when one ot the undertakers examined
the body all the Italians ran away with horri
fied astonishment when the man said: "Go
and get me an ax. 1 will chop this body Up and
bury the pieces."
The Italians were disgusted at the brntalitv
of the Undertaker's expression and nothing
would Induco them to come near him, and even
While everybody was laughing at their fright
they stayed away. The fact of the matter was
that the supposed corpse of a little baby was
nothing but a very handsome baby doll, about
2i feet long.
AkotHEK peculiar coincident of the coming
of the flood attracted my attention to-day in a
printing office on Market street, Johnstown.
The place Is almost completely gutted, except
one room on the top floor on tho third floor.
Here 1 noticed a number of placards, real es
tate sale announcements, and other proof
sheets Of various printed matter pasted upon
the wall, and among them was one Which read:
"People of Johnstown, look out for the cir
cus coming May 31. The greatest attraction of
the age. the wonderful water queen. Come
and sec her. Look out. for she is sure to be
here. Don't miss her The Wonderful Water
While I was looking at tho placard the
printer came Up to me and said: "That Water
Queen did come, did she notT Bnt I never
thought that I would print the advertisement
The relic hunter, who has been a great
nuisance in Johnstown to the civil and military
authorities, can at last get all the relics he
wants If he chooses to pay for them. One of
the latest acquisitions here has been a relic
seller, and the fellow, who comes from Harns
bUrg, Is doing quite a business already. He
only arrived here yesterday, but he has got a
Very fine stock of things on hand, but how long
it will last is bard to tell. Old coins, pieces of
Ivory from pianos and organs, tablespoons,
forks, small ornaments and articles ot every
kin are sold from 5 cents up to 60 cents and a
NEARLY CRAZED BI GRIEF.
The Wife of Mayor Dick. Her Friends Say,
May Lose Her Reason.
Special Telecram to The Dispatch.
GKBESSBtnto, Jnne 19. The wife of Chal
Dick, late Mayor of Johnstown, who with her
family is staying at the house ot a relative at
Mt. Pleasant, will, it is feared, lose her reason.
She sits for hours in an apparently dazed con
dition, dreamily looking into space, and it is
difficult at times to arouse her. Her entire
family, the Wagners, were drowned in the
Her husband, whose name became famous
because of his noble acts of kindness toward
the suffering people after the flood, vainly
endeavors to draw her mind from the sad
Big; Money In Dogs.
From the New York World. 3
Thirty thousand dollars is a large sum of
money to be represented by three dogs, and the
fact that values to that extent were wiped out
of existence by the death of three of those
animals recently Indicates that the line of in
vestment is a precarious one. Mr. G. H. Moore,
of Melrose, Mass., is the loser, and he still has
other thousands of dollars in dogs.
A FABJfEi: by the name of Jpsh Wiggins, of
Lancaster, county, Pennsylvania, who 13 short
of Btock, works his boy instead of a mule.
Adolph STRUTltERS, of Hancock County,
Ohio, is bpund to keep cool this summer. He
has invented a fan to be placed in his hat,which
is rnn by an electric battery carried in one of
his pockets. He has been using the fan for
several weeks past and says it wotkS perfectly,
and that he doesn't mind the extra weight.
A jian who lives near Piatt, Sullivan county,
Pa., claims to have a scheme whereby be can
manufacture shoes with movable soles, so that
when one sole wears Oat the old one dan be re
placed with a new one without any trouble,
WILLIAM Mooney, of West Pike, Potter
county. Pa., has a peculiar head of hair. When
a storm approaches every hair in his head
stands ont straight, and as he wears his bair
very long he Is quite a ridiculous sight. On
that account he never leaves tho house when
It is cloudy.
A LttTLE ghiln Preston county, West Vir-glni-l,
wils recently poisoned by eating straw
berries, and now when she goes near or sees
them she goes Into a Spasm.
On the lawn Of Joel Scarlett, at Kennctt
Square. Pa., a few evenings since, a circle
abodt fonr feet in diameter seemed to have
been scalded in the grass. On closer look it
was found covered with yellowish fuugi, which
turned bluish-black when the sun came out.
The phenomenon has been observed several
times, and was called a "fairy circle."
Aottstown, Pa., milkman served a well-to-do
family whose regular supply was a cent's
worth of milk a day, the cent being left outside
In a cup. He lost on the measure, but filled
the cup daily to oblige them. But when en a
recent morning he found three cups set out
with penny in each, instead ot U larger vessel
with three pennies, he thought it tlmovto drop
the contract and drive away.
CotlNciLltAN TkeAS, of Danville. Pa., while
gunning for frogs a few days since, shot him''
Self in the arm, the load severing on artery.
His tries of distress Were heard, but nd doctor
could be got lor a long time, and he was so
weakened by the flow Ot blood that he died In
a few hours.
Joel W. Keck, of Western Salisbury, Pa.,
had a brood of young turkeys and a colony of
bees. The twd failed to harmonize, and when
the turlreys a few days since ventured too near
the bee-stand3 the bees buzzed out by thou
sands and stung the whole brood to death.
Jamks Ross, a prisoner in the Pottsvtlle,
Pa., jail, yesterday opened an artery in his
arm with a nickel spoon, and nearly bled to
A TircsVTliE, Pa., merchant advertises
that those who pattern after him are no better
Ddrlnfc the last ten years Americans
have contributed $20,000,000 to relieve suffering
caused by disasters or epidemics.
Mr. Joel Chandler Harris, an authority
on fox hounds, beeS and Jerseys, is feeding his
herd on cotton seed bulls, and says the result in
milk, butter and beef Is amazing.
Beggary has Tieen reduced to an art as
well as a profession In Rome- In a recent case
beforo the police an old man admitted that he
had as many as 0 lies in dally use.
The Chinese lack appreciation of tha
stage. As soon as a Celestial enters on the
stage he is deprived of citizenship and his chil
dren after him for four generations.
An English detective,after a search of
four months, has found (in Sydney) a piece
of silver plate stolen from a London house
and which he was instructed to recover at any
The coin and slot device has been ap
plied to children's savings bant?. When once
set for action a regulated number of coins
must be dropped in the bank before It can be)
A company has been formed in New
York to manufacture sandwiches by the thou
sand and retail them throughout the city in
liquor stores, offices and factories by means of
In one small lake in Cuba containing1
abont 200 acres an American recently counted
107 alligators, all fat. contented and healthy,
and living in hopes ot annexation to the
The total Indian population is less than
250,000. Of these 21,233 live in houses and 9,013
families are engaged in agriculture. And
among these so-called savages there are 23,GG3
The proceedings of the Japanese parlia
ment are reported verbatim by means of a
stenographic system original in Japan. The
characters are written in perpendicular rows
from right to left.
A. Hindoo lecturer in England says
that the British have degraded India and her
people to thelevel of beasts, and that tens of
thousands die yearly of starvation, and all re
ports are suppressed.
A San Francisco firm has built tha
largest wine cellar in the world. It Is capable
of holding 3 000.000 gallons of wine. Its cost
was (23MXX). This 13 one indication of the
rapid growth of wine production on the Pacific
Mrs. J. W. Cureton, of Trenton, Ga.,
caught one of the largest eels that was ever
caught In Georgia one day last week. It was
five feet long and estimated to weigh abont 75
Sounds. It took ode bushel of bran to stuff iu
A Kentucky man who was dyfns: alono
left bis will in lead pencil on the head of a
whisky barrel, and It Is held to be valid. The
only thing he left, however, was a gallon of
whisky in the barrel, and tnat isn't worth
"Who wonld believe that the once de
rided velbcipede wonld within a few years give
birth to more than 73,000 bicycles, and that tha
Leagne of American Wheelmen counts alone
12,000 members. 10,000 or whom live In New
York and the surrounding suburbs.
A sharp fakir is making a good income
by advertising a sure method of killing all In
sects. When you send him SO cents you will
receive a printed card on which are these
words: "Get your insects to smoke cigarettes,
and they will die within an hour. So long."
The Piute Indians in Nevada are in 3
worried frame of mind over the prediction of
one of their nmnbc'r that a great flood is soon
to sweep over their Territory. They have de
serted their homes, it is reported, ana taken to
the mountain towns, carrying provisions along.
The experiment of going down the
Idaho mine, at Grass Valley, CaL, in submarine
armor to pat out the fire has been unsuccess
ful. The beat was too great and gas passed
under the helmet3 of the two men who de
scended. They reached the 900-foot level, or
within 100 feet of the fire.
A boy of 16, .who is pretty sure to
break his neck one of these warm days, is
David Pickering, of Newark, who is said to
clear a bar 5 feet 3 inches above the ground,
head foremost, diving over the stick, landing;
first on his hands and then on the back of his
neck, without even the comfort of a mattress
to break the violence of his fall.
Leavenworth, Kan., has developed a
notable epidemic of sickness, but it alarms no
one but the doctors. Who are not consnlfd.
The patients themselves Jost sign tha certifi
cates setting forth that they are ill. and Ieav
them at the drug stores, which are not per
mitted to sell liquor In the absence of such
trustworthy data. Some Wonderful health sta
tistics will be made from these records some
On a drooning bough of a large elm,
close Dy a hotel, in Snnderland, Mass.. two
English robins have made a nest. Strong
winds caused so much swaying as to endanger
the eggs in the nest. The birds have been
equal to the emergency. They have secured
some twine, and fastened one end under the
nest and the other end to a larger branch
below, thus avoldiDgthe danger of too much
oscillation. The instinct exhibited by these
birds has attracted considerable attention.
M. Pasteur is threatened with a rivaL
Dr.Peyrand, a consulting physician at Vichy,
claims to have discovered an efficient method
of treating rabies. By injecting into rabbits
the essence of the familiar herb called "tansy."
he produced what he calls hydrophobic intoxi
cation, or something very similar, and with
virus thus obtained ho mingled 10 per cent of
Chloral. Be injected several animals which
had rabies witS this prophylactic, and he pro
fesses to have cured fonr out of six. This lim
ited experience, however, can scarcely be re
garded as a sufficient test of the success of tha
new mode of treatment.
Samuel Eeid, of Bridgeport, Conn., is
the owner of a very intelligent Irish setter.and
he never tires of telling of the many wonderful
performances of his pet. The other night Mr.
Reid told bis wife, in the presence of the dog,
to rouse him at 6 o'clock in the morning. .Mrs.
Reid failed to awake at the hour named, and
Mr. Reid was aroused by hearing his know ins
dog scratching at his bedroom door. He arose,
anu upon looking at the clock discovered that
it was 63 o'clock. Mr. Reid ssys it would
take considerable money to tempt bl:n to dis
pose of the dog that, seemingly, so well under
stands the English language, and is so faithful.
TAKEN FROM LIFE.
Never black your teacher's eye. It might
endanger the pupil.
The banks have stopped taking Canadian
money, but the Canadians haven't stopped taking
the banks' money.
A New York drummer stumbled and fell
In Hartford, striking the pavement with Ms
cheek. The town shed him for damages.
"b you want to buy this handbook?"
"Do you call that ponderous quarto a hand
book?" "Certainly: it's a work on palmistry."
''1 want to write a letter to the Secretary
of the Navy, bhalll address hlin as "Your Ex-
celleney? " f
"Oh, no; use the term, 'Your Warship.'"
An Optimist. Wife This is the third
time yon have come home drank this week.
Habby-D-don't be so p-pesslmlstlc my dear.
You should think of the four nights I came home
The "Wise druggist. "Well, sonny, what
is it?" asked the drug- clerk, peering over tha
counter at the three-foot mite of humanity.
"Mammy sent me to get a ptece or soap-cast-iron,
1 think she said."
"We don't keep any summer hotel soap here,M
returned the clerk; ''yon must have mistaken the
metal. Wasn't It Castile."'
A Close Competition. flily papa's got
some new horses and a nice new brougham."
"Well, my papa's going to bdy a new yacht."
"Arid my mamma's got a lovely new piano."
"Well w well, fay mamma's got a cook that
has stayed two weeks!"
"Has Charley a sister?"
"No, but he Is going to have ne as soon at h
proposes to me."
Reasonable. Lawyer (in the not very
distant future) 1 have proof positive that my
client was Insane at the time of this murder,
3lowi witness, did you notice anything- singula
or ert atfc in the conduct of the accused lately?
W ltness No, sir; nothing whatever.
Lawyer (triumphantly) There, gentlemen of
the Jury, does that notconfirmmyclsim? The un
fortunate man was certainly out of bis bead, or ha
would not have neglected to perform some act la,
public which would render hll sanity doubtful!
Expert Testimony. Little Nan, of forur
summers, considering It her doty to entertain
lady who Is waiting for mamma, enters into conversation-Nan-
Rave yon got any little girls?
The Caller If es, 1 have two.
Nan D-do you ever have to whip 'em?
The Caller-I'm afraid 1 have to. sometimes..
Nan What do you whip 'eln with? 4J t
The Caller (amused) Oh, when they've'-been
very naughty, 1 take Iny slipper. falv
Nan (most, feelingly, as mamma nters-Y-yo
you ought to use a hairbrush; m'y-Bjasaaadocs,
audit hurts awfully. .jfasK
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