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THE FITTSBtJBG- DISPATCH. SATUKDAY,' JUNE 22. 1889.
THE MODERN EDUCATOR.
Jhe Great 20-Page We Nmier
OF
The Pittsburg Dispatch,
PUBLISHED OX
Sunday, June 23, 1889,
Will be found to be tail of interesting and in
structive reading. Among other features
it Trill contain a romantic novelette,
by Nym Crinkle, based on the
events immediately pre
cedine tbe Rebellion,
entitled
A FlirtBtinn in Fire.
Articles on current topics, travels and adven
tures are contributed by world-famous writers,
while the news from all parts of the world is
presented in a bright and readable manner,
proving that Thk Pittsbcro Dispatch is
Tbe Modern Educator.
Ije
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PITTSBURG. SATURDAY, JUNE 22. 1BS0S.1
A IIBEBAL HAB.GIH.
Perhaps it may be an erroneous view; but
we are inclined to think that tbe terms of
the contract, published elsewhere, between
the State and the contractors who are doing
the work at Johnstown, will strike the pub
lic as affording a rather good profit, and,
considering that the profit is made ont of a
public calamity, not a very creditable one.
Eighteen per cent of a margin may not be
an excessive one where the contractor as
sumes the risks. That is if he bids a stated
sum for the performance of certain work
and takes tbe chances oi finding the work
more difficult and costly than was supposed,
then the 18 per cent margin is possibly not
too mush. But, in this case, the contract
ors take no bazzards of that sort What
ever they expend for labor is repaid them
by the State and eighteen per cent addi
tional for furnishing and superintending
the labor. If 51,000,000 is expended by the
State $820,000 will go to restoring tbe streets
of Tobnstown and 5180,000 will be divided
among the contractors.
Is not a Aire thing of that sort, taken ont
of the funds devoted to the restoration of a
ruined city, carrying the pursuit of the
mighty dollar to an undesirable extreme?
A SATISFACTORY SH0WIKG.
The annual report of crops and business
throughout the country districts tributary to
Pittsburg, furnished to The Dispatch
through the courtesy of the Pittsburg agency
of B, G. Dun & Co., appears in this issue.
Its showing, considering the especial cir
cumstances of the year, is very satisfactory.
The crops have felt the effects of the remark
ably rainy weather; but while that has made
corn and oats backward it seems to have
been favorable to wheat, hay and pasturage.
Business has been affected by the Johns
town calamity in certain districts and iu
other places it has been retarded by local
causes. As a whole, however, the prospects
are fair. Considering the allowances that
must bo made for these leading drawbacks,
the indications appear quite satisfactory
that this section will continue to enjoy its
wonted prosperity.
EOOSEVZLTS PEBNICIOTJS ACTIVITY.
Mr. Boosevelt is getting himself disliked
out at Indianapolis. He labors under the
impression that he was put on tbe Civil
Service Commission for the purpose of en
forcing civil service reform. Therefore he
notifies the postmaster at Indianapolis that
he has been guilty of violation of the law in
appointing a convicted gambler to a posi
tion in the postoffice, and in giving other
politicians places without subjecting them
to the examination required by the civil
service law. Consequently, Mr. Boosevelt
insists that the postmaster must dismiss
these two men on the spot and fill their
places by examinations, in accordance with
the law.
This naturally takes away the breath of
the politicians around the Indianapolis
postoffice; and it is not surprising to learn
that "Postmaster "Wallace and other Ee
publicans are especially bitter at Commis
sioner Boosevelt." The Indianapolis post
office, it must be remembered, is, by the
usage of both parties, regarded as entirely
emancipated from any necessity of observing
the law. Under the Cleveland administra
tion its management furnished a most re
markable example of the gap between pro
fessions and promises. The bestevidence of
the scandalous management of Postmaster
Jones, Mr. Cleveland's appointee, was the
fact that it was indorsed by Commissioner
Edgerton, whose theory of enforcing the
civil servicejaw was that it should only be
observed to tbe extent of violating it. Post
master Wallace seems to be equally con
vinced that his office is wholly exempt from
any necessity of observing the reforms
established by law, and consequently re
gards Mr. Boosevelt's interference as par
ticularly obnoxious.
The public, however, will be glad to find
that there is one Commissioner who believes
that tbe law was enacted to be observed, and
who is opposed to putting the most dis
reputable class of politicians into public
offices.
TOO GOOD TO BE TETJE.
V telegram from Ottawa to The Dis-
",k yesterday stated that it had been
ered that the Welden extradition bill
u made retroactive by the accidental
of a very little word. The section
; application of the bill reads:
Hall apply to any crime men-
chedule committed after the
-ce of this act." It should
Bipwl
have read: "Shall only apply," etc., and
theomissionof the word "only," the Min
ister of Justice says, mako its application
retroactive. The bill slipped through both
Canadian Houses without the omission and
its effect being observed.
It would be singularly humorous as well
as tending to promote justice in a remarka
ble degree if this view of the results of the
omission of that word should prove to be
correct. The mere possibility of Canada
handing them over to the United States
will doubtless cause a fearful fluttering
among tbe precious flock of refugees across
tbe border. But unfortunately it hardly
seems possible that the verbal defect in the
bill will give to it a retroactive character
not contemplated by trie legislators who
made it. The act as it stands to-day
reads: "This act shall apply to any crime
committed after the coming into
force of this act" To a layman's ears the
meaning of this is clear and can only be in
terpreted in one way. Criminals who shall
commit certain crimes after this act goes
into effect are clearly the persons who
can be extradited. Tbe addition of the
word "only" would have been superfluous.
So Messrs. Eno, Moloney and the boodle
Aldermen of New York City, Mother Man
delbaum and the rest of the rascals who are
enjoying themselves in the free air of
Canada, can sleep easily at nights, and as
time rolls on laugh at their successors in
crime who go to jail instead of Canada.
A BEMABKABLE LIFE.
By his extreme years, remarkable preser
vation oi mental powers, and, until within a
few days, extraordinary health for a person
of his age, Simon Cameron would under any
circumstances be a notable man. The con
spicuous part he long took in national poli
tics gives, of course, a greatly added interest
to the ending which is now seemingly at
hand of his eventful career. To think that
in the first quarter of the century he was
already a prominent actor in pnblic affairs,
and that up to the present he has never lost
anything of the capacity to interest himself
intelligently in matters of national or State
concern, is to picture a singularly excep
tional individuality.
General Cameron exceeds any of the re
markable old men of Europe in point of
age. Mr. Gladstone is almost ten years his
junior, Bismarck is a young fellow by com
parison. The late Kaiser 'William alone
had reached equal years.
Though taking a lively concern in public
matters until his latest illness, ex-Senator
Cameron, since tbe election of his son in
1879 to succeed him in the Senate, has been
removed from the heat and bitterness of the
fray. Much of the opposition which in the
more active period of his life grew out of
the political acts in which he was concerned,
is matter of tradition merely to the present
generation. Only the qualities which made
him to the end an agreeable companion, a
hospitable entertainer, and an observer of
such exceeding shrewdness that his opinions
were always sought and heard with interest,
have remained in the public mind.
As far as thoughtful attentions and kind
ly consideration from a numerous personal
following and from the public generally
could make the declining years of the aged
veteran cheerful, the experience of his ld
age has been an enviable one.
ATOPIC TOE IDIOCY.
The awful things which vivid imagina
tions have imagined, of the possibility of
immense cavities being formed in the bowels
of the earth, by the exhaustion of the natu
ral gas reservoirs, has been a favorite sub
ject on which to make- a decidedly indis
creet exposure of ignorance. Sometime ago
the theory was evolved very much, as the
New York Herald's scientist from the wilds
of New Jersey states it, with the addition
that tbe suction caused by the wells which
are flowing must necessarily draw in the
outer atmosphere and eventually blow the
gas fields to kingdom come.
To answer such nonsense seriously is
like replying to the Hottentot's objection to
the globular theory ot the earth, that the in
habitants on the lower side will fall of.
Still since that sort of idiocy has been pub
lished, both East and West it is well to
have patience with the ignorance long
enough to show how silly it is. Mr. Ashbur
ner's interview does so very completely and
kindly, as published elsewhere.. Let ns
recommend our esteemed cotemporary to
give sufficient study to it, to be able to
rescue themselves in the future from the
temptation to make donkeys of themselves
on the natural gas question.
CBEDIT PBOPEBLY BESTOWED.
Some childish insinuations against the
competency and probity of the Pittsburgers
who have handled the relief funds and sup
plies for Johnstown were made by a Chicago
cotemporary a few days ago, but we are
glad to notice in the latest correspondence
between Mayor Cregier, of Chicago, and
Governor Beaver, that the former expresses
a high opinion of the work done by the
Pittsburg committee.
It appears that Governor Beaver tele
graphed to Mayor Ciegier, of Chicago, ask
ing if he should make a sight draft upon
him for a certain sum of money subscribed
for the relief of Johnstown. The Governor
received this reply:
To Governor Beaver:
"Your telegram received. Tho money paid
over by Mr. Keith went into the common fund
raised by the Chicago committee and is not
subject to draft unless by authority of tbe
committee. Money and supplies collected for
Johnstown sufferers have been transmitted
through tbe Pittsburg committee, which has
done its work so promptly and effectively. We
have engaged to forward ready-made houses to
Johnstown through the same committee.
What money remains over will no doubt go
through the same channel In case it shall be
deemed necessary to forward further sums.
"DeWitt C. Cbegieb, Mayor."
The Pittsburg committee could hardly ask
for a stronger indorsement of their course
since May 31 than Mayor Cregier, repre
senting the metropolis of the West, has
given them. Governor Beaver may not ap
preciate the pointed allusion to the prompt
ness and effectiveness of the committee's
work, nor will the curtness and coldness of
Mayor Cregier's refusal to recognize him as
the proper depository for relief funds pour
balm upon the Gubernatorial soul.
CHAKDLEE'S PERSONAL ISSUE.
Senator William E. Chandler, who is
pugnacious and loquacious and wants no
discount of his fighting ability, fights his
battle with the Kentuckian, Blackburn, j
over again in an address to Bepublican vot
ers of New Hampshire.- What.Mr. Chand
ler wants to make clear is that the bold
Kentuckian did not pull his ear, as some of
the unveracious sensational opposition or
gans maliciously reported. A puzzled pub
lic will be prone to ask, what if Black
burn had pulled Mr. Chandler's ear? It
would have been a very unbecoming, un
dignified and withal cowardly assault by a
big man upon a little one, and would 'have
set the aggressor in a worse light before the
pnblic than the attacked. So, if there had
to be any explanations or denials of the
reported incident, it was Blackburn, not
Chandler. -who should feel the need of mak
ing them.
The capacity or inclination to offer person
al violence to an opponent is no proof or
sign of statesmanship. It was not Charles
Sumner, who was degraded by the memor
able personal assault which he sustained,
but Bully Brooks, the aggressor. There are
muscular Tories.'who are no doubt physical
ly equal to pulling Mr. Gladstone's ear;
but if any of them attempted it the Grand
Old Man would think the punishment of
the common police court best befitting tbe
case.
Mr. Chandler to be sure is neither a
Sumner nor a Gladstone; still it might have
been supposed, even by his political oppo
nents, that he would not have taken so much
to heart'the reports of an incident which
does not quite rise to a political issue. Hap
pily .in the proceedings of Congress few
offensive incidents of the sort under con
sideration occur. When they do happen in
legislative assemblies the public is in no
manner of doubt what estimate to put upon
them.
The announcement on behalf of that
English syndicate that it is not going to
buy any more breweries, but will now turn
its attention to buying up flour mills and
rolling mills, is both interesting and pleas
ant to this country. If the English capital
ists can buy our breweries, rolling mills and
flour mills any faster than this country can
put them up and offer them for sale, they
have got heaps of idle money in England.
This policy looks like encouraging the
home market at the expense of foreign
capital.
The returns on the prohibition amend
ment being all in, it seems legitimate to
conclude that Mr. Wanamaker and Senator
Quay did not use their official influence in
favor of the amendment, or else that patron
age is not more than one-tenth as powerful
as it is cracked up to be.
The repeated assertions from the Demo
cratic press that the price of sugar is 3 cents
a pound higher in this country than in
England, provokes the pertinent response
from the Bepublican organs that the Re
publicans in Congress this winter will be
prompt to cut down the sugar duty. Let us
hope that the Democrats in Congress, after
this unanimous deliverance of their organs,
will not repeat their former blunder of op
posing the reduction of the duties which
permit such a burden upon the whole pub
lic. The one stormy appearance in the indus
trial situation is in the Homestead horizon. It
is to be hoped that before the employers and
workmen of those important works get into
a deadlock thejr will find some means of
coming to a practical and mutually satisfac
tory agreement.
Hon. H. P. Bbown, of Beaver, in a
communication touching that board bill
suit, referred to in The Dispatch of Thurs
day, says it is not a bill, but a pincher.
In which case all will agree with
Mr. Brown that it is as much
against public policy, and private policy
as well, to pay that kind of a bill as
it would be to refuse to pay a legitimate
debt. Our statesmen should neither pinch
nor permit themselves to be pinched.
Between Foraker and Brice, as the two
rival candidates for the United States Sena
torship from Ohio, the non-partisan voters
may be reminded of the two roads, one of
which leads to everlasting destruction, and
the other takes you straight to eternal
damnation.
Mb. Chattncy M. Depew makes the
confession that the secret of his success as an
after-dinner orator, lies in his study of in
formation from the encyclopoedia and his
digestion of the facts, which brings them
out in a unique and surprising form. This
suggests that if the material sustenance
which he absorbs at those banquets is di
gested in the same remarkable manner, the
result may be ruinous to that gentleman's
internal economy. '
Senatob Chandleb's elaborate explan
ation that his ear was not pulled, is the first
indication given to the wotld at large that
his auricular adornments have risen to the
dignity of a campaign issue in New Hamp
shire. Mb. Calvin S. Bbice is buying resi
dences and making commencement ad
dresses in Ohio with an industry that indi
cates that he regards himself as a possible
successor to Senator Payne. Since the Ohio
Democracy threw overboard Thurman and
Pendleton, it seems to be a recognized rule
that they can encourage no Senatorial
candidates except those whose chief qualifi
cation is a large sized bank account
One hundbed and eighty-nine
thousand majority for the wet side of the
Constitutional amendment is calculated to
create suspicions that the weather must
have voted.
The assertion is made by the Philadel
phia Record that the women of that city
"arc treated with greater gentleness and po
liteness in the street cars than the women of
any other cily in the country." We are
glad to hear that 'Philadelphia has made
such a decided improvement since the days
of the Centennial, when women had to stand
up in the street cars just like male bipeds.
A building inspector's office divided
against itself cannot stand any better than
the houses which it does or does not con
demn. The discovery of a variation of tempera
lure of nearly twenty degrees between the
extremes at various points of our water sup
ply is an evidence that we have a variety
which ought to suit all. tastes if they are
not too exacting. Perhaps the assurance
would be satisfactory if it included evidence
that there is not even a greater variety of
ingredients.
Yestebday returned to the meteorologi
cal rules ot the season and gave us the regu
lation mixture of storm and sunshine.
Miss Kate Fields' vigorous advocaoy
of matrimony as a social question, is re
garded by the Washington Star as "dis
counted just a trifle by the .prefix to her
name." But, are we to understand the
esteemed Star as possessed of private infor
mation that Miss Fields is responsible for
that enduring character of that .prefix to
her name?
The Onlr Royal Contributors.
from the New York World.!
It is worthy of notethat the only two royal
and imperial personages who personally con
tributed to the relief of the Johnstown suffer
ers were tbe widowed and almost forgotten
Empress Augnsta of Germany, and the uni
versally assailed and much-decried Sultan of
Turkey.
The Great Indian Kicker.
Itsca the Chicago Trlbnne.l t
Siting Bull appears to be the Captain Anson
of h t race.
THE TOPICAL TALKEK.
Tbe 'Consul to Geneva Larceny by tbe
Wind Odd nnd Ends.
Roland J. Hemsiick, whose appointment
as Consul to Geneva has just been Riven out.
Is In Europe at tbe present time, probably in
Switzerland.'' He sailed for Europe a coople
of weeks or more ago with his family. Probably
no one but bis most intimate friends and the
members of bis family had the remotest idea
that Mr. Hemmick had any ambition to servo
his country in diplomacy. He returned from
a long sojourn in Europe last fall and took his
wife and family to- Washington, where his
brother-in-law, Colonel Bayne, entortalned him
for some time.
Then he began to tell his friends tbat he in
tended settling down for a year or two in
Switzerland. Bat he didn't hint at the Con
sulate which by that time he knew he was to
have. In fact tbe news of his appointment was
a Complete surprise to the majority of his
friends in this country.
"
Me. Hkjijiick is well fitted in every way to
conserve the interests of the United States
whtch come to a focus at Geneva. He is a
ready and agreeable talker, and his courteous
bearing is natural to him. For the benefit of the
fair tourists who may find it necessary to in
quire the price of a live chamois or some other
equally important Information of the Consul at
Geneva, it may be added tbat Mr. Hemmick is
a bearded, good-looking man, in the prime of
life, who dresses well, and has a pleasant fash
ion of smiling frequently.
Mr. Hemmick is a business man of practical
experience; and has powers of observation that
may be of use to the State Department.' tie Is
certain to be a success as an entertainer, not
only on bis own merits,but his wife's. She is the
daughter of the late Mr. Smith, who wu Mr.
Hostetter"s partner, and is very wealthy.
Altogether Pittsburg can hardly congratu
late Mr. Hemmick and herself at the same
time on being so well represented in the beau,
tiful Swiss city by the lake.
...
The high wind was responsible for an amus
ing incident on the east-bound accommodation
train on the Fort Wayne Railroad about noon
yesterday.
The train had left Olendale station a minute
or so, and tbe veteran conductor, whom all
travelers on tho road know as Andy, was col
lecting the tickets of thoso who had boarded
tbe train at the last stop. The conductor was
offered a cash fare by a big colored man, and
as the former tore oft the receipt for the same
tbe wind whisked it out of his hand and then
oat of the window.
Andy pulled the cord, stopped the train, and
had it backed a hundred yards or so. Then
brakemenand passengers helped the conductor
in his search for the errant receipt It was
found in a few seconds. The whole searching
party boarded the train and a brief but excit
ing episode was ended. Hardly a soul in the
cars knew what had happened till it was all
over, hence the excitement. .
If the conductor had not found his receipt
he would have had to pay in the highest fare
on his run, viz.: forty cents.
...
We are told by those who ought toknow that
the rivers are clear of Johnstown wreckage.
But the everyday un-expert citizen who
crosses the Sixth street bridge can see large
piles of drift weeks old still hugging the piers
of several bridges.
Some of tbe men who have cleaned other
parts of tbe Allegheny so efficiently should at
tend to tbe wreckage at points between the
two cities.
V
Among the items in the Curious Condensa
tion column on this page was one yesterday in
which it was said: The 'Teal red poppy" has
recently been found to have the valuable
power of binding with its roots the soil in
which it grows In such a manner that it will
prove most valuable in supporting embank
ments. Already several engineers have under
taken the sowing of railway embankments
with poppies.
The discovery of this use for the common red
poppy of the EngllBh harvest fields is not very
new. English railroads have used it so for
several years. On the London and North
western Railroad, between Liverpool and Lon
don, I remember the blazing poppies make the
embankments glorious for miles in summer.
Last year the poppies were about the only
cheerful sights I saw in the run to London.
The floods had made many landscapes dismal,
and there was a monotony of green hills and
valleys.
PBOJIINENT PEOPLE PARAGEAPHED.
The "Monstnart" mansion ot Lord Bute,
near Rothesay, is said to have cost not less than
J8.000.0CO, and Is believed to be the largest and
costliest private palace in existence.
AitABi Bet, the Egyptian patriot whose
plans were foiled by England, is languishing in
Ceylon. He complains that tho climate is
shortening his days and that sickness is tortur
ing him.
The Prince of Wales has stirred up London
by the statement that a leper is engaged in
business in one of the meat markets of tbat
city. Temporarily Londoners have become
vegetarians.
Lab'ouchebe Is decidedly opposed to the
proposed colored evening and knee breeches,
but is willing to compromise, for comfort's sake,
on a loose blouse as part of an improved even
ing dress for gentlemen.
Maby Anderson is having a very pleasant
time in LoLdon. She has fully recovered her
health, and is now able to contemplate tbe fact
that she is an American without having an at
tack of nervous prostration.
1 1 This bit of wisdom comes from Henry Yvat
terson: "The man, however eminent and con
spicuous, who seriously loot to his nomination
and election to the Presidency, may not be in
aptly likened to one who should expect to fish
out of the Atlantic Ocean with a pin hook the
ticket calling for tbe capital prize in a lottery
to bo drawn in the moon."
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, tbe advocate of
women's rights, is well-known to be a lady of
prodigious learning. Once upon a time, when
a reporter attempted to interview her in this
city, she promptly asked him "if he was
familiar with the phenomenology of Schopen
hauerismf" The reporter was seized with a fit
of coughing, and soon fled from her presence.
The Comte de Paris, head of tbe Bourbon
family, who recently celebrated his silver wed
ding, is a worker. He rises at 6.30 o'clock in
summer and. at 6 o'clock in the winter, and,
lightine his lamp, if necessary, begins tbe labor
of the day. He has a little breakfast with bis
family at 8 o'clock, then he returns to his work.
His correspondence is extensive and he makes
a point of replying to all his letters.
Alexander Graham Bell, the millionaire
inventor of the telephone, is going taenjoy his
summer in a novel fashion. A Baltimore boat
builder has built for him the most singular
looking craft that has even been put afloat,
patterned somewhat after Mr. Noah's historic
craft. Mr. Bell calls it a house-boat. It is an
Immense catamaran, housed over with a charm
ing cottage that contains double parlors,
dining room, billiard room and spacious sleep
ing apartments, besides kitchen, bathrooms and
servants' quarters. The house is elaborately
furnished and fitted up with every comfort and
convenience .that can be found in a modern
residence. It is propelled by two powerful
screws, and in smooth water it is estimated that
tbe boat will attain a speed of IS miles an honr.
It is now being put together in Nova Scotia
and will be ready for occupancy by the time
Mr. Bell reaches there with his family and
guests. They passed through New York yes
terday on their way to the rendezvous.
I
The Katlve Will Become Rich.
From the New York Telegram.
There is one advantage about building a rail
road through the Congo; it will not be hard to
get colored porters enough.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
non. William III. Pratt.
TCNKIUNXOCK, June Zl.-Hou. William M.
Pratt died at his home In this city yesterday, aged
73 years. Mr. Pratt was in former years one of
tbe most prominent lawyers in this section of the
State, and always ah active leader In- the Demo
cratic ran u. He was President of the State Sen
ate in 1856, and occupied many honorable posi
tions. j Mr. Teeter.
jrlCIAL TtLIOHAMTQ TUB DISPATCH. 1
JoHXSTOWN, I June 21. Mrs. Teeters, well
known in tbe Eist End, died this afternoon. Sue
was the motber-fa-law of Mr. Lane, one of Johns
town's promlneilt citizens, and the mother of II.
C. andO. CV Teeters, who hold prominent posi
tions in the Edtor Thomson works. Mrs. xer
ters was about SO tears old, and was badly Injured
in rucuooa.
SOMETHING ABOUT STATE POLITICS.
Democratic Lender More Hopefal Than
They Hnve Been Since November.
trnoii A STAJT COKBiBPONDKNT.
Philadelphia, June 21. Congressman
O'Neill, of this city, was recently in Washing
ton. This afternoon he said he thought there
would soon be a change in tbe Philadelphia
Federal offices. Closely questioned, be said all
he knew about it was what he had seen in tbe
papers and what gossip he had heard. He
hadn't beard anything at tbe White House,
and he had not seen anyone else who had.
All Information in circulation concerning the
changes in the offices seems, like Congressmen
O'Neill's, not to oome from the White Honse.
No one seems to know much about it bdt the
President, and he is not telling. He went
through here-to-nlght to Atlantic City, and be
may learn something during his' stay there con
cerning the growing disatisfactlon ot the ex
pectant ones.
The Democrats are much encouraged by tbe
complaints they hear. Sheriff Krumbhaar said
to-night that a hopeful feeling seems to per
vade the ranks of the party all through the
State, and they are going into the campaign
this fall feeling a degree of confidence that
didn't seem possible after last November.
Speaker Boyer returned from the country
to-day, mneb improved by his trip, and looking
in better health than for a long time past. He
expects to do a little more recruiting among
the trout streams of Pike county. Mr. Boyer
is saying nothing for publication about the
result of the late election, but feels much en
couraged concerning bis chances for tbe State
Treasnrership, because of tbe reports that are
coming in to him from various parts of tbe
State. He has made no personal campaign,
and tbe results are all the more flattering.
Democratic Chairman Kiscer happened to
arrive here a short time ago, and held a confer
ence with the local leaders. He happened soon
afterward to be in Allentown, and conferred
with tne Democratic leaders in that part of the
State. He will probably happen to be in
various other parts of the State eie long, and
accidentally meet other Democratic leaders of
the sections he happens to visit. All this
means tbat the Democratic organization is be
ing perfected, and that a strong tight will be
made to keep the prize out of Boyer' hands.
Sheriff Krumbhaar said to-night that noth
ing is being done as yet that is worthy of men
tion, and no Democratic candidate has been
considered, except in a purely local and com
plimentary manner. Mr. Krnmbhaar is a
member of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee, and says nothing has been done yet
concerning the calling ot the State convention.
SIMPSON.
HIS PENSION INCREASED.
A Somewhat Historic Case Finally Decided
by the Department.
Washington, Jane 21. Assistant Secretary
Bussey has returned a decision in the case of
Richard Whiting, late of Company U, Thirty
third Missouri Infantry. It appears from the
records tbat the claimant was wounded at
Tupelo, Miss., July 14, 1861, and, while lying on
the field of battle in a helpless condition, re
ceived a sunstroke which soon alter dissharge
caused chronic nervous prostration and
impairment of mind, resulting in 1874
in imbecility and dementia. The wife and
guardian 'of the claimant filed an application
for pension In 1883, which was granted." the rata
being fixed at $24jer month, payment to begin
from the date of filing the application. Subse
quently, in 1SS5 the ra,te of pension was in
creased to $o0 per month. The claim came be
fore Assistant Secretary Bussey upon an ap
peal filed by the pensioner's wife and guardian,
the ground of contention being that the insane
pensioner had not been adequately rated under
the statutes applicable to the case, and, tbat
instead ot the pension beginning at tbe date of
filing the original application in 18S3 it should
have begun at tbe date of the pensioner's dis
charge. Inasmuch as the limitation contained in the
arrears act of March 3, 1879. expressly excepts
from the operation of it, all claims by or in be
half of insane persons, and children under 16
years of age. Assistant Secretary Bussey holds
that this exceptional provision is applicable to
Whiting's claim and hence allows arrears from
the date of discbarge. In addition to this feat
ure of the claim the fact appears that since
about 1873 the pensioner has been in a condi
tion that has required "the personal aid and at
tendance of another person," he having soon
after 1871 become helpless from mental
imbecjlity and from partial paralysis of
one side, due to the sun stroke
and gunshot wound, and the Assistant Secre
tary has decided tbat claimant's disabilities en
title him not only to arrears, but to a reratlng
and increase of pension under tbe acts of 1872.
1874 and 18S0, the final rating being $72 per
month from June 16, 1880. The case is one of
peculiar interest in its historical features, one
fact being tbat in 1885, upon Slanderous and
false information, tbe claimant's pension was
reduced to S3 per month. Another is that the
claimant f ought in 101 battles and skirmishes
in tbe war of the Rebellion. The case has at
tracted much attention in St. Louis, and the
department has received many communications
from leading citizens of that city expressive of
deep interest in the case.
A CTJEE FOR CHOLERA MORBUS.
An Old Gentleman Declnres That Arrow
root I the Best Remedy.
New York Graphic.l
"If you want to do the race a service I can
tell you what to write about," said the omnis
cient old gentleman patronizingly tbe other
day. "Just put it in your paper that for
cholera morbus and all the approaches thereto,
arrowroot is a most wonderful cure."
"What, simple, infantile arrowroot of pap
memories?",,
"The same. You take it raw, a teaspoonful
in a little water. It conldn't hurt yon, of
course, to take a teacupful. I have no philoso
phy about it. I don't know why it helps you,
nor why the doctors don't get onto it, or what
they'd say about it. Probably that is 'imagina
tion.' Well, I'd just as soon be cured by
Imagination as not, myself. I ain't particular.
But 1 can't tell you anything about repeating
the doses of raw arrowroot, because I never
had to take a second one in 24 hours, nor did
any of the many people I have set to using it.
One did the business."
HANGING CHICKENS FOE FDN.
The Amusing Game Played by Ohio Boy
nnd It Result.
Ripley, June 21. One of John Cochran's
little boys and a son of Silas McDonatd, each
about 12 years old, this morning captured sev
eral chickens on the street, and without the
formality of a trial by a jury, proceeded to
hang them. The only question propounded to
the victims was: "Have you anvthing to say
why you should not be hanged?" Receiving
no reply, a noose was slipped over the necks of
the chickens, and they were strangled to
death. The chickens belonged to a neighbor.
The boys were arrested, and will be tned to
morrow. They thought it was great fun.
Mr. Cleveland' Summer Plans.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
New York, June 2L Ex-President Cleve
land has already laid out the plan of bis sum
mer outing, intending to go to Marion, Mass.,
during tbe montb of July and tbe Adirondacks
in August. He receives daily numberless invi
tations to banquets and receptions, all of which
he is forced to decline.
Wnltlnsr for tbe End of the World.
CoNNEBSVILLE, June 21. R. P. Gray, a
prominent farmer and cousin of Whitelaw
Reld, 'has abandoned his farm in the belief
that the world will end this summer. He will
not till bis fields or suffer them to bo tilled,
claiming it useless. He is a recent convert to
the Second Adventlsts, buttbe neighbors think
him crazy. '
FACTS AND FIGDRES.
The next (Florida orange crop, it is esti
mated, will reach 6,000.000 boxes, against 3,000,
000 boxes for tho season just closed. The press
of that State is calling a halt in orange plant
ing enterprises; one or the papers remarks:
"In ten years Florida will produce a box of
oranges for every man, woman and child living
in the United States, to say nothing of the
quantities that will be produced in California,
Louisiana and Mexico; then where will the
prices be?"
Bradstreets' reports 296 strikes, involving
75,110 strikers for tbe first five months of 1889.
aeainst 389 strikes, involving 111,201 strikers for
the same period of time last year, and fill
strikes, involving 212,317 strikers for the first
five months ot 1S87.' '
The Japan tea season for 18SS-1889, jnst
closed, shows that there were exported to the
United States and Canada 39,919.328 pounds,
against 43,337.197 pounds for the previous sea
sdh. The number of warships launched in 1888,
by the various nations ot the earth, was as fol
lows: England, 15; Italy, 10; France, 9; United
States, 6; Germany 6; China, 4; Japan, 3; Russia,
2; Denmark, L
To stick lables on tin: Rub the surface with a
mixture of murfatlo acid and alcohol, and then
use a thin coat of ordinary paste.
CALrrOBNlA produced In 1883 3,500, OOOpounds
of houey, and exported 1,000,000 pounds of It to
Europe.
HAKHATTANVILLE GfoSSIP.
Escnped but for a Day.
tKIW TOEK BtTBIAff SPECIALS.
nNeW York. June 2l William F. Have
meyer, 16 years old, son of tho late Henry
Havemeyer, and grandson of ex-Mayor Have
meyer, was in a police court to-day to answer
tbe charge of insulting Mrs. Nellie Denton, in
Central Park last evening. For two hours be
fore the case was called, Mrs. Denton awaited
young Havemeyer's arraignment. . When he
was summoned to the bar, she happened to be
in the corridor just outside of the courtroom
door. Curiously enough, no court 6fficer noti
fied tier tbat her case was on. Without a mo
ment's notice, the police J stice discharged tbe
young man on acconnt of tbe absence of the
complainant Mrs. Denton was in a terrible
temper when she learned how Havemeyer baa
been.railroaded out of her clutches. She made
such a row tbat eventually the justice issued a
summons for young Havemeyer to appear
again at court to-morrow. Mrs. Denton was
sitting in the park last evening, when Have
meyer, she says, called her a vile name. She
had him promptly arrested.
DIr. JVnnstrj'a Cook Sines the Lily.
Gustavo Broche to-day got a judgment for
S107 against Mrs. Langtry. Broche, who was
Mrs. Langtry's cook, sued for S218 for eatables
furnished and services redered. He included
in tuis a bill for meat ordered by Fred Ueb
bardt. On the trial an attempt was made to
charge Mrs. Langtry with that bill.and for tbat
purpose the question whether Gebhardtwas
the actress' husband was introduced. The
Judge ruled the question out.
Picked Up Two Shipwrecked Crew.
The steamship Saginaw brought two ship
wrecked crews into port from the West Indies
to-day. She was just leaving tbe harbor of
San Domingo wben the schooner H. S. Marioh,
of Port Jefferson, which had drifted on a bar
near shore, began to sink. Miss Agnes Cox,
the Marion's only passenger, and tbe crew were
taken on board. Later the crew of the Maine
schooner, Christian Berg, which went to pieces
on a coral reef near San Domingo, were picked
up at a small port.
Three Tears For Steallns 10 Cent.
James Riley was sentenced to three years in
the penitentl.try, to-day, for stealing 10 cents
from James McGlory. The theft took place
on the street.
Crnel Fnto Overtakes nn Organ 'Grinder.
A small boat without oars or sails was blown
ashore near Fort Hamilton, early this morn
ing. In It lay an Italian, unconscious, and
covered with blood from wounds in his head.
He was revived sufficiently to tell this story:
He was grinding a band organ beforn a Coney
Island hotel, last evening, wben three men in a
sailboat asked him to ride up to the city witn
them. He accepted their Invitation and took
his organ into the boat with blm. Near Fort
Hamilton they threw his organ overboard, stole
all his money, and beat him till he lost con
sciousness. The organ grinder is thought to be
dying. Detectives are after his assailants.
Brick From a Wild Gooso Clinse.
The steamship Holland, from London,
brought into port to-day two of the blood
hounds that Sir Charles Warren, ex-chief of
tbe Lendon police, used in his search for Jack
the Ripper. They are consigned to John L.
Wlnchell, Fair Haven, Vt.
Great Luck of n Great Jockey.
"Snapper" Carnson, the horse jockey, has
just paid 217,000 for a house next to Mayor
Cbapln's residence in tbe vicinity of Prospect
Park, Brooklyn. Garrison's income so far this
year is estimated at about $40,000, In stakes
alone he has won $75,000 for Mr. Belmont this
season. He will move into his new house at
the close of the racing season.
0US MAIL MUCH.
Why He Objects.
To the Editor of The Dlspatcn:
The suit for board against "Representative
Brown, of Beaver, of school flag bill fame,"
wired yesterday from Harriiburg to the press
of Pittsburg and referred to by you editorially
in Thb Dispatch of June 20, is simply i$ at
tempt to compel blm to pay board for himself
and others from February 28. 1S8V, to May 9.
1839. a period of time during which he and his
party boarded, and paid for it, too, elsewhere.
This is a proposition which he seriously and,
he thinks, very justly objects to, and hopes
tbat the "people of tbe State will vote by a
large majority," etc.. after they are in posses
sion of the facts, and not before that time.
Haktfokd T. Brown.
Rochester, Pa. June 21.
Who May Not- Dlnrry.
The laws of this State forbid marriage be
tween tbose bearing the following relationship
of consanguinity and affinity:
CONSANGUINITY.
A man may not marry his mother,
father's sister,
mother's sister.
Bister,
daughter,
daughter of his son
or daughter.
A woman may not marry her father,
father's brother,
mother's brother,
brother,
son,
son of her son
or daughter.
AFFINITY.
A man may not marry his father's wire,
son's wife,
son's daughter,
wife's daughter,
daughter of his wife's
son or aanghtcr.
A womanmay not marry her mother's husband,
, daughter's husband,
husband's son.
son of her husband's
son or daughter.
The penalty for any such forbidden marriage
is a fine of S600 and imprisonment.
' TRI-STATE TRIFLES.
Daniel Clancey gave James Burke, of
West Chester, Pa., an Irish potato raised in
County Cork. Clancey planted two rowsof the
potatoes and they came up nicely. Burke
planted one and it also did well. The stalk is
15 Inches high, and tbe potato bugs, which are
thick m the yard.will not touch it, tnough they
go for the other potato stalks.
Faemeb John Landis, of Franconla town
ship, Montgomery county, Pa., hanged himself
to an apple tree a few days ago becanse his son
would not heed the parents' objection to tha
erection of an addition to the barn.
Charles Cossack, a Pole, of Plymouth,
Pa., having been teased by boys, went into an
bid mine to hide from them and lost his way.
For three days he wandered in tbe dark, the
oil of 'his lamp having given out, and two days
ago, after 30 men bad vainly sought him, he
chanced to find an exit.
Mbs. Rachel Buckwalteb, of Klmber
ton, near Phoenlxvilk, Pa., now in her 84th
year, wis seen by a neighbor not very long ago
high up in a cherry tree gathering material for
pies.
Cybus Painter, a West Chester, Pa., in
valid, wanted to poll a prohibition vote so bad
ly tbat ho -got four neighbors to carry him to
tho place and lift blm to the Window, he being
unable to sit up.
A white monkey is owned by Mr. McKay, a
restaurant keeper of McKeesport, Pa.
Papeb bangers in WilllamspoTt, Pa., will be
kept busy for the rest of the year. At least
two-thirds of the houses will need repaperlng.
S. L. Abxoub. of Chestor, Pa.. Is nursing a
bruised thumb. Injured while hastily opening a
ballot box on Tuesday night.
The crafty seaside waiter who lives in Phila
delphia Is hunting a good stiff wbtsp that will
audibly jingle the silver in his victim's pants
pocket.
John Kelly, of Philadelphia, has 13 chick
ens from as many eggs set In February, and
one of them, a brown Leghorn, laid her first
egg on Sunday last.
The big crop ot locusts insures tat fowls for
the Thanksgiving board.
An Ohio doctor says: Now potatoes Insuffi
ciently cooked cause a great deal ot sickness.
A West Virginia tonsorlal artist says: The
wise barber always mixes cold lather for a
tender ikln.
CURIOUS COHDENSATlOlfa. r
Chicago expects soon to have a law lim
iting the height of buildings.
Paris Figaro prints a special edition ia
an office 500 feet up In the Eiffel tower.
Mary Fisher, a colored girl, is valedic
torian of the graduating class of the Atchison
High SchooL
Cal Thornton, of Webbsboro, 6a .killed
a highland moccasin Tuesday, with 34 eggs the
size of a dove egg in it,
J. I". Duffey, of Cumminjr, Ga., re
cently set a hen on 17 eggs. She hatched IS
chickens and left four eggs in the nest.
A 4-weeks-old big belonging to Noah
Montgomery, of Cumming. Ga.. waa found,
frozen to death on the morning of June L
Human beings are still being sold in
the famine-stricken districts of China. A
child under 10 brings from a dollar to a dollar
and a half.
A subscription bar is to be opened in
Berlin, where for $150 one can drink for a
whole year, and where monthly subscriptions
will be sold.
Of this year's graduating class at
Princeton 32 will, it is said, become lawyers, 21
ministers, 14 doctors, 12 business men and 2
newspaper men.
-College journalism flourishes at 'Har
vard, and its graduates or undergraduates also
keep the daily newspapers of Boston, particu
larly the Sunday papers, supplied with college
news.
The greatest snuff-taking country in the
world is France, though It shows a decline In
the habit. In 1869 the consumption was 13,000,
000 pounds, or seven ounces per head. Now K
it is five ounces.
John Williams, a bachelor in Augusta,
Me., wa3 told that a certain widow had set her
cap for him. and John was so afraid that he
might be roped into marriage that he went to
the barn and hanged himself.
The care a fox takes of her cubs can be
seen from a list of provisions found together
about an 'earth." It comprised 10 rabbits, 0
rats, 2 pheasants, 1 wild duck, 2 fowls, 1 snipe, 2
woodcocks, 32 moles: total. 70 head.
AnaAmerican was arrested on the Aus
trian frontier for having in bis luggage unmis
takable dynamite bombs. On further investi
gation they proved to be cocoannts, something
that the Austrian authorities had never seen.
A Georgia farmer prevents his cows
from jumping a fence by cutting off their lower
eyelashes making them think tbe fence is
three times as high as it really is. If you cut
'the upper lashes a reverse illusion will result,
he says.
Great Britain counts on soon having
the largest dynamo in the world. It is being
made for the new electric light works at Dept
f ord. The shaft of the macnine will be turned
out of a block of steel weighing 75 tans, which
has just been cast in Glasgow.
For several years there was a stand
ing offer of $10 for a partridge's nest containing
more than 12 eggs, the records at the Smith
sonian institution giving tbat s the greatest
number of eggs of that specie to a nest. A
party of Worcester girls recently won the
money by finding a nest with 15 eggs.
S. P. Jeffords, of Waycross, Ga., tells
of a peculiar reptile discovered recently by
one of his sons. It was a snake about six feet
long, jet black, and having two horns. The
horns were about two or three inches in length,
and crooked so that the tips pointed toward
each other. When it crawled its head was
raised at least a foot from the ground, andjtho
horns would keep moving, almost touching to
gether. France claims the honor of utilizing a
higher water pressure than that recently put In
operation in the Chollar shaft on the Comstock
lode, in Nevada. At Brlgnoud, li miles from
the valley of Gresivaudad, near Grenoble, a
turbine 9 feet 10 inches in diameter was put in
operation in the year 1875, utilizing a bead of
1,638 feet. It Is still working, and gives a force
of 1,500 horse-power, with a flow of 75 gallons
of water per second.
According to the latest educational re
port of 1884, only 1,466,913 of 15.000.000 children
in the Russian Empire attended schools. About
90 per cent, therefore, of young Russia receive
no instruction at alL In 60 Governments there
is only one school for secondary instruction to
every 18,000 boys and 22,000 girls. Only 63 per
cent of tbe boys of any age to attend a publlo
high school can be accommodated. For girls,
the number of such schools is even more insig
nificant. The schoolmaster cannot be said to
be abroad in Russia yet:
The common fly lays more than 1Q0,
eggs, and the time from egg-laying to maturity
is only about two weeks. Most of us have
studied geometrical progression. Here we see
it illustrated. Suppose one fly commences 'to
multiply and replenish the earth" about June
L June 15, if all lived, would give 150. Sup
pose 75 of these are females; July 1 would give
us, supposing no cruel wasp or other untoward
circumstances to interfere, 11,259 flies. Suppose
5.625 of these are females; we might have July
15, 843,720 flies. It might cause bad dreams if
carried on further,
Although John L. Sullivan wears a
large shoe, he hamot a large foot for so heavy
a man. It is A very manly, natural, uniform
foot His fighting shoe is a No. 10. The high
instep measures 9: low Instep. 9K, and the
ball, 9K. The seam meaoures 14 and the ankle
9. On the shoes the spikes are placed one on
tbe heel, one on the outside of the ball and one
a little back of the big toe. The shoes which
be will wear In his fight with Kllrain are made
of fine French calfskin. The heel is flat and
low, and the whole shoe is as near tbe exact
shape of tbe natural foot as possible. His
dress was made on a No. 9 last.
Colonel George W. Adair, of Atlanta,
Ga., has a sombrero which cost him 6,000. The
only ornamentation about it Is a cord of gold
braid wrapped around the crown. Years ago the
Colonel bought a copper mine in Mexico, for
which he paid 8,000 in cash. He left his home
and went to the land of the greasers to show
them how to make money out of a copper
mine. He bought the sombrero and a big pair
of boots to wear while bossing the workmen
digging out the ore. The mine had been pretty
well salted, or something else was the matter
with it, for It yielded no money, and Colonel
Adair, after some time spent In losing money
on it, was glad enough to leave it and return to
Atlanta. The boots bare long sinco worn out,
and all the Colonel has to show for his 6,000 is
the old Mexican sombrero.
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
Progress and poverty Driving street car
at ?1 a day. Tots Haatt Exprttt.
Geologists say that holders make sand.
Observation teaches that sand makes bolder.
Binghamtan Republican.
There wouldn't have been any milk in the
cocoannt if some da!rrmn had had tho con
struction of it. Texai Sfflinjt.
It is industry more than birth that lifts a
boy up In the world. A bootblack may shine in
society If he will stoop to conquer. Hew OrUant
Picayune.
"Wives should never conceal anything
from their hnsbandi, " says a writer. If tnlsn ad
vice was carried out it would create a revolution f
la feminine pockets. Burlinjton tree Frets. ,
Patient Frankly, now, doctor, what do
you think is the matter with me? Physician
Frankly, my dear sir, 1 haven't the least idea,
but we shall know all about It after the autopsy.
BomcirUleournal.
"Bromley, it was lucky that newsboy
found your wallet, wasn't It?" "Yes. It had
IHOOOlnit." "But you only gave the boy a SO
cent piece." "Why, bless my soul! Ithoughtlt
was a quarter." Time.
He had declared his passion and was
feverishly awaiting her reply. "Mr. Samson,"
she said, and her voice sounded like a knell, "the
letter which you so kindly offered to post for me
two weeks ago to-night has never reached its
destination. Farewe:i."-iarprt-' H'v.
Some Other Day. First Kobber I've
found the dress the lady of the house does her
shopping in. I snppose her purse is In thepocket.
Second Bobber Then we'll have to take tha
dress with us. Wecanhnnt for the poclet wnen
we have a whole day to spare. ifea Xotk Sun.
Good Out of Evil. Johnny Dumpsey
Oh, mal lwlsh you would make- me a PIr of
home-made trousers every day.
Mrs. Dumpsey (much gratlned)-Why, dsrllnzr
Johnny Dumpsey-lSecause the scholars all
laughed at me so to-day that the teacher had to
excuse me, and I've had a bully ttee Jlshlng.wlth
Bill Fecfc-ffurHnffton free Frets.
An Exclusive Person. On one occasion a
lady called and presented a check which she,
wished cashed. As she was a perfect stranger to
the paying teller, he said, very politely: "Madam,,
you will have to bring some one to introduce you
before we can cash this check."
Drawing herself up quite haughtily, she said,
freeiinriy: "Bat I do not wish to knowyou,slr."
Richmond JHrpaicn.
The Modern Idea. Mrs. Younghusband
-Oh. Charlie, the cook got angry this morning
and left, bag and baggage. What are we going
to do! j
Mr. Younghusband-Why. my love, I thought
you attended cooking school for seven months;
Mrs. Youngbusband-8o I did, dearbut that
was merely td Team cooking as an aecompUAa
mtRt.Jlurtington tree Prut. - '
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