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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY; JUNE '24, 1889:
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PITTSBURG. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1889.
AGAINST THE ZOO.
The protest of leading residents in the
vicinity ot "West Park against the location
of a zoological garden on Monument Hill is
one of the new and rather unexpected
features arising from what would be a de
cided addition to the attractions of that
Of coarse it is evident at the start that if
the proposed zoological establishment trill
be so conducted as to be a nuisance to the
residents of the vicinity, it ought not to be
located there. The right of householders to
be protected against disturbing sounds and
smells is undoubted; and this applies as
forcibly to the common localities as to the
fine residence quarter in question. If the
zoological garden will be such an establish
ment this consideration will therefore ex
clude it from Allegheny altogether; and
that fact should cause the objectors to be
very certain that it will be objectionable
before engaging in a fight against it.
As to the question of fact it is certainly
open to discussion whether a zoological
garden may not be so conducted as not only
to guard against objectionable features, but
to add materially to the attractions of that
section. The vicinity of Eegent's Park in
-London and of the Jardln des Plantes in
Pari are the most elegible residence loca
tions in those cities; and the zoological col
lections there are recognized advantages.
Some objections have been made to the
menagerie in Central Park; but we have
never heard that the attractions of that
vicinity for residences were materially de
teriorated thereby, and the same may be
said of Fairmonnt Park in Philadelphia.
The objectors have the undoubted right
to protest against the location of a zoologi
cal garden in tbeir vicinity, except under
Each management and upon such condi
tions as will fully guard against its be
coming a nuisance. "Whether the present
project affords this guarantee is matter for
discussion; but it is also plain that one
which promises a decided public attraction
should not be blocked by fanciful or trivial
THE EESUIT OF O00S WORK.
The Surgeon General's report on the sani
tary condition of Johnstown is an especially
gratifying one. It shows that there is little
disease there except measles, and no pros
pect of any epidemic This practically re;
moves the fears which have been felt of epi
demic in the stricken locality, and it also
seems probable that the danger of tainted
drinking water to the cities using river
water is pretty well past This does not
indicate that the warnings of a few weeks
ago are unfounded. Probably the gratify
ing sanitary condition of Johnstown is due
to the energetic work of cleaning up which
has been carried on as a result of those
warnings; and the purification of the streams
may be credited to the same cause. Good
work has been done at Johnstown, and the
charitable and sanitary workers have, as
usual, gone hand in hand.
VAHITY OF VAKiry.
Vanity is a poor sort of thing anyway,
but when the stuffing of vanity protrudes
it is apt to cover the owner with shame.
Our esteemed cotemporary, the Chicago
News, related the other day an incident in
the progress of that pilgrim Russell B.
Harrison toward the Popocatepetl of swell
headedness, which may serve to point a
The son of our honored President, savs the
JVetca, was walking along Broadway. He was
elaborately dressed, and his strut was that of a
wholly conscious young man. Everybody
turned to look at him, and, of course, he was
not long at finding out that he was the cynosure
of all eyes; this made Mm even more impres
sive than usual It nattered him Immensely to
think that the populace were admiring him
and pointing him out as the son of the Presi
dent. The truth was, however, that nobody
knew him; everybody turned to look at him
simply because bis big white pocket handker
chief, placed too carelesslr in his coat tail
pocket, streamed out to a shocking length,
presenting a spectacle that filled the beholder
momentarily with mortifying apprehensions.
"With due reservations as to the reality of
the occurrence, it is worth while to remark
that young Mr. Harrison's reported attitude
on that occasion was not peculiar. Many a
man has flattered himself with the idea that
the public eyes were turned upon him be
cause of his greatness, when the actual
cause of the attention he attracted was some
peculiarity that made him look very fool
ish. Much greater men than Mr. Russell
Harrison is, even in his own conceit, from
Disraeli down to Private Dalzell and Riche
lieu Bobinson have swelled and postured in
the public gaze, in the fond conviction that
their greatness was being worshiped when
the real fact was that they were simply
making a unique spectacle of themselves.
Xbw, we do not say to young men: Be
careful to stow away securely your white
pocket handkerchiefs and preferably keep
them in your front coat pockets, rather our
advice is to everyone, eschew vanity in all
its forms. Hoard up self-respect, bnt
throw into the gutter self-conceit No mat
ter whether year father be President or
wheelwright, continue to wear the hat in
tended for your head by nature. Then it
will not matter two cents if your handker
chief does trail on the pavement behind
THE OLD PRACTICE.
Some days ago Tee Dispatch commented
upon a reported opinion of Judge Thayer,
in a "Western United States-Dlstrict Court,
that a railroad was forbidden by the long
and. short haul clause of the inter-State com
merce law from accepting less, as its' propor
tion of a through rate, than its highest local
rate. We showed that if the Judge had made
such a ruling, he differed from the rule laid
down by the United States Supreme Conrt
in the caso of the Wabash Railroad versus
Illinois, and that the view of the higher
court should naturally prevail in the con
struction of the law.
It now turns out thafJudge Thayer made
no such decision as has been attributed to
him. The report was evidently one of those
which railroad influences have started for
the purpose of creating the impression that
the inter-State commerce law is impractica
ble and destructive to railroad interests.
Instead of the decision reported, the Judge
took the exactly opposite view, recognizing
that a railroad can accept less as its share of
the through rate than it charges on its local
traffic, bnt raising the question whether,
under the third section of the act, the differ
ence between the through and local charge
was not so great as to be unreasonable. The
following quotation from the Judge's charge
to the jury will show the utterly unfounded
character of Jhe report:
Conceding that some difference between the
local rates and the Missouri Pacific's portion of
the through rates is permissible under the
inter-State commerce law, owing to the differ
ent conditions affecting local and through shin-'
ments, the question 1 submit to you now under
the second and third points is, whether the dif
ference shown in this case between the through
and local rates, of 12 cents per hundredweight
is, under all the circumstances ot tho case, a
reasonable difference or an undue and unrea
This shows that some of our railroad
friends are resorting to their old practice of
manufacturing falsehoods out of the whole
cloth in order to create a public prejudice
against the law. The case was decided, not
by the Judge, but bT the jury, solely on the
question whether the difference between the
local and through rate was a reasonable one;
and the ruling "on the long and short haul
clause was exactly the opposite of what was
The discussion at the Silver Lake Grove
meeting yesterday over the causes of the
prohibition defeat revealed a variety of sen
timent and at the same time a general de
termination to maintain the standard of pro
hibition. The latter speaks well for the per
severance of the supporters of prohibition,
whatever views may be taken of their judg
ment. The disposition to make wholesale attacks
on all who do not support prohibition, as
instanced by the somewhat acrid criticism
of,Francis Murphy and his son, is, we are
glad to note, confined to a comparatively
small number. The majority of the Pro
hibitionists are not disposed to let the fact
that Mr. Murphy does not indorse their
particular measure blind them to his splen
did services in the cause of temperance. In
this they are wise as well as fair. "What
ever legislation can do, it is manifest that
no reform can be as perfect as that which
reforms the drinker by encouraging him to
rely on his manhood, and secures what
Mr. Murphy himself has aptly described as
"Every man passing a prohibitory law for,
The conclusion of one speaker that the de
feat was due to the fact that it did not have
votes enough, and that the hope of final
triumph for the prohibition cause must be
in converting 60,000 to 70,000 voters, is the
obvious one. Bnt whether the people can
be converted from their present strong bent
in favor of strict regulation and moral re
form for the drinker is open to question.
It is to be observed, in the comments of
the esteemed Philadelphia Press upon the
state of politics in Montana, that it figures
out a very small preponderance for the Dem
ocrats from the returns on the Constitutional
Convention election, and presents in a con
gratulatory way the assurance that: "With
such a narrow margin to depend upon, it
will be impossible for the Democrats to
frame a constitution objectionable to the
Republicans." The obvious implication
that if one party or the other had a large
majority to depend upon it would frame a
constitution for partisan purposes, makes it
pertinent to note the equally satisfactory
fact that it -will be impossible for the Re
publicans in Montana to frame a constitu
tion objectionable to the Democrats. But
the evident agreement that if either party
had full control it would prevent constitu
tional legislation to party advantage is a
rather more salient feature of the Montana
situation than the hope of the Republicans
that they may still carry the State, now that
Russell Harrison has moved to New York.
The experience of Guzman Blanco, Dic
tator of Venezuela, who was revolutionized
out of his dictating job, while enjoying a
pleasure vacation in Paris, is a new proof
of the truth of the old proverb that if you
wish to be sure that the dictating is done
you must stay at home and do it yourself.
"While it is a trying subject for the man
who has to give the decision, it must be
accepted as a subject for congratulation that
the result in the case of Mrs. Whiteling
shows that Pennsylvania does not fall in
with the mawkish sentimentality which
conceives it to be impossible to hang a
woman who has committed deliberate and
cold-blooded murder. The respect for
womanhood demands that when a woman
casts aside all the restraints of the sex so as
to commit horrible crimes, she shall suffer
the same penalties for them that are meted
out to men.
Ixasmbch as the anthracite coal 'combi
nation has been squeezing the last cent out
of consumers these many years, it is not
surprising to be informed from New York
that its members laugh at any such idea of
painting the lily as that reported trust
scheme in coal stocks.
Allen W. Tbubman has been retired
from the race for Governor of)hio, because,
as Democratic organs are proclaiming to re
mote corners of the land, he once became in
dependent and refused to support the Dem
ocratic nominee. There was a good deal of
the son-of-his-father flapdoodle about young
Thurman's candidacy; but in the eyes of
party organs that is as nothing beside the
unpardonable sin of refusing to swallow the
boodle Democracy of Ohio.
The report that a recent invoice of im
ports on the African coast consists of one
missionary and 60,000 cases of liquor is an
indication that Africa is learning the arts
of civilization almost to the point where she
might cast a vote on prohibition.
With regard to the report that Cousin
Ben Folsom may soon be called upon to
give up the Consulate at Sheffield, the
Philadelphia Press remarks: "CouBin Ben
does not seem to realize that his country
yearns for him." Probably not; but it may
be less difficult for him to make the discov
ery that a large number of able-bodied pa
triots are yearning more earnestly for the
salary which Cousin Ben is now drawing
with such marked ability.
The amount of politics to the square inch
that are being developed in Ohio can only
be explained by the delusion 01 numerous
Ohio politicians that they are -among the
I- commenting upon some actions of the
President the St. Louis Post-t'spatcA winds
up its remarks by saying: "He has not yet
pledged himself not to take a second term."
This is indiscreet on thepartoi the esteemed
Fost-Dispalch, in view of the obvious retort
which it provokes that President Harrison
leaves that class of pledges to his lato rival,
Mr. Cleveland. ,
The reduction in the applications for sub
sistence at that Johnstown commissary de
partment shows that the Johnstown people
are conquering their crushing adversity.
All the reports are now favorable as to
the frnit-crop, and the prospects for cher
ries, grapes, apples, pears, peaches and
plums were never better. But we should
rejoice moderately, in view of the fact that
a violent hailstorm, a severe drought or an
energetic attack "of the crop liar may still
get in their work.
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
Signor Tavaono, the noted, tenor, used to
be a manufacturer of mineral waters.
Peof. Whitney, of Yale, has been made an
LL. D. by the University ot Edinburgh
Thomas Nelson Page, the Virginia
author, is making a tour through Ireland.
Julia Wabd Howe has begun the study of
the Russian language. This in order to keep
in the Boston swim.
Mns. Harbison would like to remain at
Cape May all summer, but the President is not
fond of the seashore. He prefers the mount
ains. The death has boen announced of John W.
Bardsley.of Philadelphia, who in I860 was com
missioned to Import English sparrows into this
The Hon. Stewart L. Woodford will make
the Phi Beta Kappa oration at Dickinson Col
lege on Tuesday evening next, and the Eev.
Dr. Deems will make tho alumni address on
Ex-Goveknob Oden Bowtb, of Maryland,
has been granted a pension of S3 a month. He
isaveteian of the Mexican war. He was in
the great fight at Monterey on September 21,
1816. He was by the side of Colonel Watson
when the latter was killed.
Speaking of tho lato Laura Bridgman a
writer In the Epoch says: "She was fond of
reading the Bible and also the dictionary. The
latter she would peruse by the hour and here
in she showed her wisdom, since the exact
meaning of words and the correct nse of syn
onyms certainly present very great difficulties
to a person in her condition. With orthog
raphy she had no difficulty, and would correct
anyone who misspelled a word. Fairy stories
she did not care for she said that they were
not true. Bhe was fond of fun, and never out
grew her love of innocent frolic.
A PLEASANT 0DTL00K.
Tho Export of Gold Will Soon Cease, nnd
Money Will Become Plentiful.
New Yoke, June 23. Henry Clews fc Co.
will say to-morrow: Gold exports continue to
attract attention by their liberality, about
5.400,000 leaving by Saturday's steamers, nearly
all of which went to France. This movement
is still quite a mystery, as the condition of the
foreign exchange markot leaver little or no
profit on such transactions. The only presump
tion, therefore, is that Parisian bankers are
anxious to strengthen themselves against any
possible financial or political disturbances.
Paris is at present the weakest .spot in the finan
cial world; the Panama bubble, the copper
syndicate failure and the speculation in Rus
sian securities, as well as the political uncer
tainties, home and foreign, which threaten
France, all combining to increase the pressure
at that point. For some such reasons, more
than the legitimate condition of the foreign
exchange market, Paris finds it necessary to
strengthen her finances: and, fortunately, we
are in a position to abundantly help her in this
respect, to the benefit of all concerned. There
are reasons for believing that this outward
movement of gold wm soon cease, as the season
is approaching when commercial bills will be
more plentiful and rates consequentlyeasier.
Mouey has continued easy, in spite of reduced
arrivals of currency from the interior and
further geld shipments. Tills can onlv be ac
counted for by the confidence of bankers in the
situation and the fact that no very large
amounts of money are being used in specula
tion. Later on preparations fortbe fall trade
may be in order, but it is within the power of
the Treasury to offset any undue firmness, and
there Is no question about Mr. Windom's in
tention of using all legitimate means to pre
vent any stringency from Government opera
tions. The Treasury has been accumulating
funds for some time past, and there is no
doubt that bonds will be purchased more freely
when occasion requires. In a few days the
Government will disburse about $9,000,000 in
terest. Stock speculation has beenfalrly active, and
in some cases still higher prices have been at
tained. The upward movement was irregular
and is likely to continue so if maintained. "The
market now contains two opposing parties and
each advance or decline meets with opposition
from the other side, the result being more fre
quent fluctuations. There are few changes in
the general conditions and the bulls still re
main in control of the situation.
THE S0LDIEKS AEG ALL EIGHT.
They Have a Dress Parade nnd General
Hastings Gives Them n Compliment.
lFBOM A STAFF COBBESFONDENT.l
Johnstown, June 23. This was another de
lightful day. The ham venders and fakirs in
the town reaped a good harvest from the
visitors. The press gang entertained several
distinguished parties of ladles, who converted
the reportorial.tables into lunch boards. The
correspondents furnished the coffee from head
quarters and the ladies produced the cold
chicken and other delicacies that the men have
not had slnco they left Pittsburg. Visitors
with lunch baskets will bo welcomed at the
press beadquarters at any hour of the day or
General Guthrie is still here, and he pays, the
bos frequent visits. The General is one of the
best persons in the world to look after the per
sonal wants of people, and through the kind
ness of General Hastings the reporters have
not lacked for anything material.
Before supper this evening the Fourteenth
Regiment had a dress parade on the sandy
plain below tbeir quarters. Tho companies
wheeled and drilled fn magnificent style. The
martial music was appreciated by everybody.
A large crowd witnessed the military display.
There isn't a man who hasn't a cood -word to
say for the Fourteenth Reciment. General
Hastings and all the staff officers compliment
them highly. Three of the boys were off duty
and taking it easy when General Wiley strolled
up. The soldiers wheeled into lino and gave
the General the salute. It touched the brigade
commander, and turning to them, he said:
"Boys, you needn't do that when you see me.
You all work too hard to go through with any
unnecessary maneuvers. There is not a man
in the regiment who is not doing nis duty. The
Fourteenth u all right." Israel.
HELPED 500 PERSONS.
Good Work Accomplished by the Children's
IFROMJL STAFF COBBESFONDEXT.l
Johnstown, June 23. Mrs. James O. Biddle,
President, and Miss Hinckley, Secretary, of the
Pennsylvania Children's Aid Society, left for
Philadelphia last night. In the future the
ladies in Cambria county will conduct the
The society has helped about 500 women and
children in various ways and sent about 100
children to the seashore. Israel.
Tho Biggest Iceberg- on Record.
New York June 23, The French line steam
ship La Bourgogoe arrived to-day from Havre.
On the 20th of June, at S o'clock in the after
noon, in latitude 41s 13' and longitude 48 27' she
sighted the largest iceberg yet witnessed by
ocean travelers. .The Captain of the vessel
called the saloon passengers on deck aud
pointed oat the towering mass of Ice, glistening
in the ocean about 11 miles away. The
vessel veered slichtly to the touth and passed
within one mile of tho berg. The Captain esti
mated the berg to be 160 feet high by 975 feet
long. The following day and night a dense fog
overspread the ocean.
Shepard's Hone Langh.
Prom the Nashville American.
Elliott F. Shepard belongs to the class of
war-horses which smelleth the battle from very
far off and saith amid tbg trumps "he haw."
The Fashionable Freckle.
From the Philadelphia Press. 1
Freckles of large size and ild-gold hue are
the proper thing this year, The old-fashioned
tan ftsd sunburn are no longer popular.
CORPUS CHRIST FEAST.
Its Beautiful Observance n Troy mil
Fnthcr MolllDger's Parishioners All
Decorate nnd Tarn Oat Every Homo
an Altar Rare Arches and Emblems.
Had a stranger, fresh from the Fatherland,
paid a visit ta Troy Hill yesterday, be would
have imagined himself transplanted from the
scenes of Americanism back toils native, land.
German people wore singing German Catholic
songs and praying in German; the streets were
decorated with German flags and banners and
everything was given a German aspect.
The occasion was tho celebration of Corpus
Christl Day, by the members of Father Moll
lnger's church. Early in the morning the peo
ple arose and completed the work of deco
rating their houses. Nearly every alter
nate dwelling on tho hill was almost
hidden from sight by Catholic pictures,
statues of the Blessed Virgin, etc The most
gorgeous decorations were on the houses along
Clark, Hazel, Forest and Hamilton streets,
which surround the church, and over which
Tho decoration most admired was in front of
the dwelling of CharlesTerheyden, the jeweler.
The front porch was transformed into an altar,
surmounted by a statue of the Holy Virgin and
decorated with burning blessed candles, vases
of cut flowers, holy pictures, etc. In the altar
covering were worked. In gold, the letters. "L
H. S." Over the street in front of the house
was an arch. Twined around the bases
of the arch wero bunches of laurel
and maple leaves in different colored
bunting. The crosspieco was covered
with -plumes, upon which the sun shone and
reflected back all the colors of the rainbow.
In the center of tho crosspiece and surmount
ing the whole was a large pelican, made of
tissue paper. The bird was in its nest and
feeding Its young on Its own flesh- The design
was made by Charles Terheyden.Jr.. and repre
sented Christ's manner of feeding his children.
Under the arch were numerous pots of plants
on both sides of the walk leadmg up to the
Upon every street corner the arches were to
be seen, though not upon such a magnificent
scale as the one described above. One of them,
at tho corner of Hamilton and Clark streets,
bore the inscription in German: "Praise be to
The streets along the ronte of the procession
were covered with tan bark, and upon each
side were planted rows of shade trees. The
latter had been cut in tho woods back of the
hill, and it required several days to transplant
them for the occasion. The house of every
Catholic family was transformed from a dwell
ing Into a chapel. Dozens of holy pictures,
representations Of the Savior, crosses, cruci
fixes, etc, were hung outside the windows, and
the doorways were taken up-with altars bear
ing the offerings.
Solemn high mass was celebrated in the
church at 10'clock by Eev. Father Guldo, Su
perior of the" Passionlsts' Monastery on the
Southside. Father Lengst, of the Holy Ghost
College, was Deacon; Father Fitzglbbon, of the
same order, sub-Deacon, and Rev. Henry too
Dermott, a student, Master of Ceremonies.
After the mass a procession was formed at
the church and moved over the following route;
Clark street to Hazel, to Forest, to Clark street,
to church, when the final benediction was pro
nounced. The procession was headed by about
230 of the small boys of the Parochial school,
in charge of the Sisters of Mercy. Following
them were the members of St. Anthony's
Literary Society, and then came the members
of the Society of the Holy Name of Jesus.
After the men, came the most interest
ing part of tho procession. One hundred
and fifty little girls, dressed in white
mull aud lace, preceded the priests.
All of the girls wore white gloves, and crowns
of artificial flowers adorned their heads. Some
of them 'carried bouquets, while others had
baskets of flowers, which they distributed
along the way. After the girls came eight aco
lytes, or altar boys, ringing the chimes used
upon the altars of the church. The clerical
party were surrounded by the trustees of the
church, who earned a canopy over the heads
ot the priests. The latter chanted the litanies,
while the acolytes and members of the congre
gation following sang the responses.
Along the route of theprocessionbenediction
was pronounced at the altars in front of the
following named houses: Edward Miller's
and Charles Terheyden's. on Hazel street:
John Seiles" on Hamilton street, and John
Geyer's on Clark street. The Service was sung
by Father Mollinger. It took over an hour and
ahalf to go over the route of the procession,
and the latter terminated In feasts within the
houses of participants. Fully 1,000 people took
part In tho parade.
In the afternoon thousands of visitors from
the two cities aud surrounding country
climbed to the top of the hill to fitness the
decorations. Tho little chapel near Father
Molllnger's house, with its precious stones and
hlstorio Catholic relics, was thrown open to the
public There was no service but the people
were allowed to roam through the gardens
about the chapel.
Corpus Christl is seldom celebrated in the
other Catholic churches in such manner as it is
observed by Father Mollinger and the German
priests in general. The feast fell upon Thurs
day last, but this observance was postponed
until yesterday, in order to give everybody an
opportunity to participate. In Europe and
especially in the city of Vienna, it is observed
by everybody, particularly the titled people.
The military there turn out and make it one of
the principal events of the year.
The feast Was instituted by the Catholio
church, in honor of tho body and blood of
Jesus Christ, believed to be really present in
the most holy, sacrament of the Eucharist.
During the octave of the feast, the sacrament
is exposed to be adored by the faithful of the
church. It is called Corpus Christl, or tho
body of Christ.
As is customary on such occasions, there
were qultea number of pickpockets among
tho crowd. Detectives Murphy and Johnston
mixed among the people, however, and warned
them to look out for their valuables.
BANKING FOE THE CHINESE.
Somo of the Difficulties of Doing Business
Boston, June 23. One of the largest of
Boston's banlikg bouses makes a specialty of
deposit accounts with the Chinese of the city,
who all place their money in this establish
ment's hands. The aggregate of such deposits
made by tho gentry of the Flowery Land is
at any one time very large, while the personal
accounts of the fan-tan gamblers, who are the
rich men of the Celestial colony here, ran far
up into the thousands of dollars. An Import
ant part of the business done with them con
sists in selling drafts for money sent to Asia.
Much trduble was found at first in keeping
account with these pig-tailed capitalists, ow
ing to the curious fact that each Chinaman, as
a rule, has several names, which are employed
in such a manner as to be a trifle confusing.
He alwavs has at least three, and sometimes
more. He has one name as a boy. "When he
gets to be a man be takes a new one. Upon
going into business ho adopts a third. JNo one
of these three seems to be used in connection
with the others, and, inasmuch asa fresh desig
nation Is accepted every time he goes into a
new laundry enterprise, the paying teller finds
some difficulty now and then in securing a sat
isfactory identification. When a laundry is
sold out, too, tho proprietor's business name
goes with it to the purchaser, and thus trans
fers ot personal titles are constantly taking
place, occasioning Jno end of confusion. But
banking for Chinamen is an occupation all by
itseii, ana must oe acquirea oy special siuay.
Where the Key Goes.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Texas baby that swallowed a door key
gives to landlords a clew as to what becomes of
the keys that are not to be found when atenant
vacates. The American tenant feeds his door
keys to the baby.
A Priori Reasoning.
From the Chlcaco Hews. J
Tho fashionable game in Boston is poker,
From this we inter that it is also the fashion in
Boston to be broke.
DEaTHS OP A DAT.
Flnley Holman, the bright little S-months-old
babe of Dr. James A. Holman, of Arch street,.
Allegheny, died on Saturday night after a few
hoars Illness, of spinal meningitis. The Infant
was remarkably bright and although not half a
year old was able to articulate a number or -words
and could understand anything that was told
him. The funeral services will be held this morn
ing at 11 o'clock.
J. W. Thorn.
J. W. Thorn, familiarly known as "Doc," a
member of the Oil Exchange, died yesterday
morning at his home, No. 49 Franklin street. He
had been a sufferer from blood poisoning for over
a year, and this caused bis death. The deceased
was a single man, axed 31 years, and bads large
circle of iriends In the city.
f Unrry Gosuorn.
Theo-months'-old son of Harry b. Goshorn, of
the Pittsburg Hews Agency, died suddenly yes
terday morning from spinal meningitis. The
ltttlf. TfWnw war. Vrv intarft.Mnir ifnft h.lntl..
only child Its death Is a severe blowto the parents. I
BAN A WAY IN. A BALLOON.
Oovr a (swindling Aeronaut Snapped His
Fingers nt His Austrian Creditor.
Vienna, June 23. Some time ago Adolph
Wever began advertising himself in Vienna as
Senor Jabw, "the great South American
aeronaut." He put notices in all the dallies
and on all the billboards that on June 2 he
would ascend to sdme fabulous height in a
balloon and drop back to earth under a para
chute. Abont a week before the date of the
proposed ascension Senor Jabw, alias Wever,
began to live extraordinarily high. Ho bought
great quantities of jewelry, laces and silks for
bis wife, and wines and fine cigars galore for
himself. Ho ate at the best hotels and ordered
clothes of the, most fashionable tailors. He
paid for nothing, however. He told tho jeweler
and the tailor and the dressmaker and the
liquor dealer that he would settle accounts
with them immediately after the balloon ascen
sion1, from which he expected to realize much
mouey. With the credulity characteristic of
Continental German tradesmen they believed
him. They sold him all ho wanted on credit
and tried to sell him more.
'-' On Juno 1 Senor Jabw Invited the city of
flcials of Vienna to observe his final rehearsal
before the exhibition. In the presence of the
Mayor and the City Council lie and Senori
Jabw, alias Fran wever, and the parachnte
ascended in a balloon, as high as a 100-foot rope,
made fast to a tree and the balloon car, would
allow. After bobbing about over the official
beads of Vienna for a couple of minutes, Senor
jabw cut the rope that held him to Austrian
soil and blew away. That is the last Vienna
and its City Council and its tradesmen hare
seen of Senor Jabw.
Warrants were sworn out by his creditors for
ins arrest on tne aiternoon 01 nis departure.
Telegraphic Instructions to detain him were
sent out by the Viennese police to the police of
all other Austrian cities. The chief of detect
ives in St. Poclten replied that the balloon had
already passed the city. From Llnz came a
similar report. Dispatches from northeastern
towns announced eventually that the fugitle
balloon was over the Bavarian boundary, where
Austrian policemen and Austrian warrants
The bills of the credulous Viennese trades
men against Jabw-Wever were a dead loss to
their holders. The aeronaut and his wife had
smuggled out of Vienna all their belongings
several days before their flight. The officers
who went to their apartments to attach the
articles they bad never paid for, found there
only bare floors and bare walls.
HE FOOLED WITH THE WILLARD8.
A Doctor Who Gains His Palat and Still Is
Special Telegram to The Dispatch. '
Washington, June 23. A somewhat amus
ing war has been going on for some time be
tween Dr. Hills, a fashionable physician of this
city, and Mr. Joseph Willard, one of the family
of millionaires of that name. Mr. Willard
owns a vacant lot on the corner of New York
avenue and Fourteenth Btreet, adjoining the
fine residence of the doctor. He allowed it to
grow up with rank weeds, and the high board
fence by which it was surrounded became
rickety and threatened the life and limbs of
the passersby. This condition of things not
only detracted greatly from the beauty of the
residence of the doctor, but it was unwhole
some and dangerous. Dr. Hills requested Mr.
Willard to cut the weeds and repair the fence,
but the millionaire replied that if the doctor
did not llko the appearance of things he could
Improve it at his own expense. The doctor
complained to the authorities, and Mr. Wil
lard was requested to cut the weeds and re
move the fence.
Within the first few days the old fence has
been replaced by a very neat one of wooden
rails, and the lot has been thoroughly leveled.
To the amazement of the doctor, however, and
also of the other residents of the neighbor
hood, teams began yesterday to haul and de
posit tombstones on the ground, and before
night the Fourteenth street side of the doctor's
residence was almost obscured by tall monu
ments, suggestive of tragio results to the doc
tor's patients. Mr. Willard had rented the lot
to a dealer in tombstones. Dr. Hills would
give something nice to have the weeds and the
old fence back again. He now understands
what many others have learned that those
who try to fool with the Willard millionaires
usually get left.
OCEANS OF JIILK.
An Estimate of Ono of the Great Industries
nf This Country. .
From the Philadelphia Preis.l
"There are $2,000,600,000 invested in the dairy
ing business in this country," said a citizen
with a predilection for statistics. "That amount
is almost double the money invested in.bank
ing and commercial Industries. It Is estimated
that it requires 15,000,000 cows to supply the
demand for milk and its products In the United
States. To feed these cows 60,000.000 acres of
land are under cultivation. Tho agricultural
and dairy machinery and implements in nse
are worth over $200,000,000, The men employed
in the business number 760,000 and the horses
over 1,000.000. The cows and horses consume
annually 20,000,000 tons of hay, nearly 90,000,000
bushels of cornmeal, about the same amount
of oatmeal, 275,000,000 bushels of oats, 2,000,000
bushels of bran and SO.000.000 bushels of corn,
to say nothing ot the brewery grains, sprouts
and other questionable feed of various kinds
that are used to a great extent. It costs $450,
000,000 to feed these cows and horses. The av
erage price paid to thelaborers necessary In the
dairy business is probably $20 a month, amount
ing to 5184,000,000.
"The average cow yields about 430 gallons of
milk a o.ir, which gives a total product of
6,750,000,000 gallons. Twelve cents a gallon is a
fair price to estimate the value of this milk at,
a total retuta to the dairy farmers of $810,000,
000, if they acid their milk as milk. But 50 per
cent of the milk is made into cheese and
butter. It takes 27 pounds of milk to make 1
pound of butter, and about 10 pounds to make
ono of cheese. There is the same amount of
nutrition in 8 pounds of milk that there is in
1 pound of bf ef. A fat steer furnishes 50 per
rpnt of boneless beftf. htlt it Tpnnlrl rnmilrA
jlbout 24,000,tOO steers, weighing 1.600 pounds
each, to produce the same amount of nutrition
as the annual milk product does."
BUELL'o LIGHTNING-PE00F PIG.
It Laid Him Out Stiff for a Season, bat He
11s AH RIsbtNovr.
lane 23. Lightning nearly broke
ing for Josiah Buell in the sky.
ward-tilted old town of Hebron a few days ago.
A frisky bolt limbed into bis home through a
chamber winuow, sKippea down the oacK stairs
with an ease' born apparently of familiarity
with the premises, tore off four slabs of plaster
from the kitchen wall, lifted a door off its
binges and laid it carefully on the floor, re
moved six covers from the range, opened the
pantry door and set the pieplates whirling, and
then whisked out to the pigpen. There were
four persons la the bouse, and not one sus
pected electricity had dropped in for a social
call until Josiah visited the kitchen.
A few minutes later ho went to the pigpen.
His 300-pound Chester county pig lay on its
back, its legs uplifted, and, quivering; but the
pig, like the New York car driver, was not to
be knocked out by 1,000 volts of crude light
ning, and soon it got up and gazed at Josiah
reproachfully. The bolt that the pig had suc
cessfully withstood knocked the pigpen into
splinters. Mr. Buell has very little confidence
in electricity as an agent of capital punish
Queer Ways of Sovereigns.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.
A little quarrel and temporary hard feeling
is said to lead mosf thoroughly to Increased
tenderness In domestic circles. It is on the
same principle, probably, that visits and cous
inly embraces among the. European sovereigns
are Invariably preceded by the massing of
troops on the frontier.
When the whole day's work Is over
And the .bumble bees are still,
And the cows are all drlv' homeward
From th1 meddcrand th' hill;
'When the sun has gone to roost somewhere
And left us In the dark.
And tho katy-dlds are slngln',
And the dogs begin to bark;
There ain't no time so comfor'ble
To me as when I sit
A-loaagla' in the kitchen
When my pipe (Its lit.
When the catln' things are cleared np)f
And bed-time's glttln' near,
And the old lie-lamp Is burnln1
A-klnd otsort and clear.
And Jen's a-workln' her knlttln' things,
And the youngsters, looLlu' prime,
Pretend to be a-studyln'
Bat are yawln' all the time;
I'll bet there ain't nohapplerman
Than I am when I git
A mug of good, hard eider
And my pipe gits lit,
As I stt there sort 0' lazy, '
Forgettlb' the day's fret.
And watchln the smoke cnrlln'
With my eyes aboothalf shet.
-A-drcaniln' of the hnnklctt kind
Of fnturol foresee.
And sort 0' llvln' over
The things that used to be'
It seems to me the only time
1 I really holler quit
To ev'ry thing but comfort's '
, When ray pipe gits lit. . rt.
a. trailer iiorru mjexas nijlingt.
Lieutenant SpanslerU Report Shows an
Encouraging: Stato of Aflulr at Johns
town-The People Will Soon be Able ta
Airafa Earn Their Owa Llvln B and Pro
IFB01I A STAFF COBBESFOKDENT.I
Johnstown, June 23. The lollowlng is self-
' Commissary Depaetment,
JonNSTOWN, Pa.. J nne 23. )
Brigadier General D. H. Hastings, Adjutant Oen-
eral of Pennsylvania:
GenebaIi I have the honor to make the
following report: There has been a great fall
ing off in the amount of contributions for relief
received at the post commissaries during the
week ust closed, although these, with the ad
dition of supplies purchased, have enabled me
to make a satisfactory distribution of provisions
and, clothing, so that no complaint of want or
scarcity has come to my knowledge, except in
a few special articles. These are mainly shoes,
bedding, stoves and household furniture. No
one has complained of lack of food.
I anticipated the decrease in voluntary con
tributions, and have purchased or had pur
chased, to keen up the supply of necessaries,
2,500 pounds of butter to be furnished daily,
12,000 loaves of bread daily, and, in addition,
am receiving 64,000 loayes daily baked and
forwarded from the flour contributed from
Minneapolis. I have already distributed three
cars of fresh meat and expect a carload for
distribution to-morrow, which is the last or
dered, x have also purchased what was avail
able for our use from the stock of Stewart &
Co., in Johnstown, consisting of canned goods.
wood and willow ware and soap. These have
been delivered to the different commissaries
and are now In process of distribution.
Important Change In tho Situation.
In addition to the above another and most
Important change appeared in the situation
during the last week. From the general and
special reports just received in my department
I am satisfied that the great majority of men
in tho region who are willing to work are regu
larly employed. The railroad company and
the Cambria Iron Company have made large
pays during the week, Xumisbing thousands of
of men with the means to supply necessaries to
their families, and I have knowledge of at least
IB general stores and three bakeries at which
they are able to buy the goods. The business
places are all well distributed, as follows: At
Johnstown, the Cambria Iron Company's store
and three bakeries, which can furnish 2,000
pounds of bread daily; at East Conemangb four
general stores and one'meat market; at Mor
rellvllle seven stores are in operation, being
the same number at that point as before the
flood. At Franklin one store is running there
were five previous to the disaster. At Cam
bria City there are three general stores In
Rather Unfair Competition.
All these business men regard the operation
of mydepartmentwith alarm, and justly so, for
they cannot be able to dispose of their goods
when so formidable a competitor is furnishing
the same supplies gratis. I have received from
the Cambria Iron Company a long list of their
employes who have received their pay during
the past week, and I hope to receive such a list
from other companies, which will inform me
what number of people are now fully able to
supply themselves with necessaries.
In view of the above facts, the policy of the
department will be to drop, as speedily as defi
nite information can be obtained, all persons
who are now regularly employed, receiving or
having received pay, and who are able to pro
cure goods at some of the stores mentioned; to
cut off these people from our care, except so
far as to provide them with furniture, bed
ding, etc., to the extent of my facilities and
their evident needs. My quartermasters and
all in charge of stations of distribution will be
instructed to accomplish this end at the earli
est moment, ana A oeneve one-tuiru 01 me auu
sisted can bo dropped by Wednesday and an
other third by Saturday.
A Suggestion for the Future.
That being done, I say, merely as a sugges
tion to those who will dispose of the cash con
tributed by the people for the benefit of the
people, that in my opinion the distribution of
relief In the form of provisions, etc, could be
organized into a board who could determine,
by investigation, all the remaining cases of ac
tual need, recommend them to the persons in
charge, who should issue to them orders on the
different merchants for such a weekly amount
as each caso seems to deserve or require and
pay the merchants from the fund named. This
seems to bo the natural course to pursue in
closing np the distribution of relief. I can
carry out my part this week. In many cases
the subsistence cards of the different districts
have been called in, so that the number in
force to-day and the numberot people subsisted
thereon is as follows:
Morrellsvllle, 604 cards; persons subsisted,
2.694; Cambria, 600 cards; persons fed, 2,461;
Cnon.nf Villi il .-,r,l.. noronna lrent. 8 nfiS.
I A.WJUb.W ..111) AM, VM..UU, fV.w.aw -Vn -,
Woodville, 179 cards; persons fed. 861: East
. Conemaugh, 228 cards? persons fed, 324; F rank-
lin, cards, loo; persons tea, oo; iuinersviue, aw
cards; people fed, 1,425; Rosedale, 90 cards;
porsons kept. 497; Johnstown, 1,500 cards; peo
ple fed, 4,340; Kemville, 660 cards; persons fed,
3,969; Conemaugb, 654 cards; people kept, 4,500;
total, 6,202 cards; people kept, 25,216.
Rapid Reduction la Requisitions.
Although there have been new stations nnd
sub-stations added, as for Instance, Grubtown,
Moxham, Mincrsville and Rosedale, the above
table shows a reduction of about 8,500 people
over the number stated In the last report as
subsisted. I attach hereto a statement of the
gross stock of provisions on hand in the post
and district commissaries, reported at close of
business on Saturday, June 22.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. L. Spanolee, Lieutenant Colonel,
Assistant Commissary General.
Stock on Ilnnd.
Bread, 67 crates; flsb, 13 barrels; salt, 83 bar
rels; bam, 8 barrels; crackers, 47 barrels; sugar,
9 barrels; nee, 3 barrels; stoves, 110; mattresses,
20; oil, 6 barrels; vinegar, 14 barrels; flour, 65
barrels: flour, 1 carload; corn meal. 433 sacks;
crockery, 2 bogsheads; coffee. 2,190 pounds;
cheese, 11 crates: corned beef, 4 cases; soap, 71
cases; soap, half carload; pepper, 2 cases;
canned gooni, 91 cases; candles, 0 cases: lard, 5
packages; potatoes, overstocked.
Report of Iho Surgeon General.
Brigadier General D. B. Hastings:
Altera careful personal inspection of the
whole devastated surface of Johnstown, I have
vthe honor to report that I have been enable to
discover anything likely to produce a serious
epidemic, other than the tents and surround
ings of theworkmen. The .refuse straw that
has been used, and now accumulated in the
vicinity of their tents, is calculated to produce
an epidemic of measles. This opinion is based
upon my knowledge of an epidemic of measles
that prevailed during the early part of the war,
86,000 cases of which were reported in the Army
of tho Potomac, ana scientific investigation
demonstrated that it was caused by a
parasitic vegetable growth upon decom
posing straw. This opinion has been
confirmed by Innumerable sporadic cases
that have occurred since the war. and the opin
ion of a prospective epidemic is based upon
that knowledge. My suggestion to you Is that
you have burned, without aciay, tnis superflu
ous straw; to have the tents of the workmen
raised- every day, and the straw now in use ex
posed to the action of the sun. Besides this, I
see nothing except some defective drainage, all
ot which can be turned into open sewers, and
the places from which there is no exit for the
water can be filled with a few cart loads of
Good Words for the Adjutant General.
Permit me to commend you, not only for the
wonderful administrative ability displayed in
your action here, but for your correct concep
tion of the sanitary and hygienic conditions of
this devastated surface. I have been unable
to find any cause from which any epidemic
other than that of measles can be engendered,
excepting that of malaria, which is the result
of decaving vegetable matter, over which your
caref ul'scrutioy has no control. I desire to say in
this connection, that Assistant Surgeon Fos
ter, of tho Fourteenth Regiment, has a correct
conception of the- duties imposed upon blm,
and has performed them, in my opinion, most
faithfully. Wbat I desire for him is that he
shall have more authority than he has. An in
stance of this occurred this morning in my
presence, in which he gave directions for cor
recting a serious objection. The party appealed
to ignored it and questioned bis authority. Do
me the personal favor of giving him all the fa
cilities he requires, as" I am satisfied he will
correct for you in a few days all the objection
able conditions that now exist.
An Et option Caused by Hafti.
The specific ernption that is prevailing
among the workmen is of a character of urti
caria. From careful observation ot Dr. Fos
ter, he attributes it to the use of fresh sugar
cared bams. In some of the companies ot the
Fourteenth Regiment where the disease does
not prevail the hams have not been used, and
the men have been subsisted on fresh meat. A
severe form.of erytnena on the forearms'alio
exists, which is the result of exposure to the
sun of persons who have been working In the
L. R. Reed, Surgeon General.
A LITERARY FEAST
Fnralibed to Dispatch Readers In Tester
day's aiamaiotb 20-Page Number.
Twenty large pages of the best reading mat
ter, famished by the most talented newspaper
writers of the day, was the literary bill of fare
which The Dispatch placed before its read
ers yesterday. All the latest and most import
ant news was there as well as scores of enter
taining articles, on a great variety of topics,
from tho pons of noted authors.
Citizens of Johnstown whose property was
washed away by the flood propose to bring
damage suits against the South Fork; Fishing
Club. The best legal talent will bo employed
on a test case for $150,000. Twenty-one bodies
were taken from the ruins Saturday. General
Simon Cameron is still alive, but his physicians
have given up all hope of his recovery. Mrs.
Lucy Webb Hayes is also thought to be dying.
Major JlciUnley refuses to be considered a
candidate for Governor of Ohio. A man named
Graham Is about to attempt to go over Niagara
Falls in a boat. One Campbell, who claims
himself as the Messiah, has gained a large fol
lowing among the colored people of the South.
Evidence against Burke, charged with the
Cronln murder, is accumulating, and it is
thought his guilt will be proven. Mrs. Beck,
bam, formerly of Canal Dover, O.. killed her
child and then committed suicide at Sterling,
A big debate on the Irish question took place
in parliament. A motion to settle disputes be
tween landlords and tenants by arbitration was
voted down. The war rumdrs. of last week
have died out. An international conference la
proposed to settle the Behnng Sea dispute,
Harry Flamm. bookkeeper at the Marine
National Bank, was arrested, charged with the
embezzlement of funds. It U claimed that be
has appropriated 535,000 to his own use in the
past two years. The sab-committee of the Re
publican Executive Committee held a meeting
to revise the rules for representation in county
conventions. It is proposed to allow one dele
gate to each ward, borough and township.
Homewood Driving Park directors decided to
raise $5,000 and keep their park. The proposed
zoological garden for Allegheny is not favored
by several wealthy property holders of that
city. Local plumbers held a meeting to ar
range for the national convention of their or
ganization. The Bostons defeated the Fittsburgs twice
on Saturday scores, 1 to 0 and 4 to 3. Spokane
won again In the Chicago derby- The sporting
news and review were both of an unusually in
A finely illustrated article descriptive of
famous paintings in the Secretan collection at
Paris was a leading feature of Part H. The
turtle and its habits furnished the subject of
J. W. A.'s entertaining paper. The typical
English' country house was depicted in Pere
grine Quill's sketch. The pleasures and annoy
ances of ladies who travel alone were brightly
set forth by Clara Belle. A comparison be
tween the cost of living in New York and in
London was given In Blakely Hall's interesting
letter. The luxurious homes of wealthy Amer
ican bachelors was the topic discussed by Mary
G. Humphreys. Under the head, "Last Drops
of Oh," tho well-known authority. R. W. Cris
well, discussed the past and the future of the
petroleum industry. Paul Pastnor analyzed
the characteristics of the American boy in a
spicy paper. Mrs. Frank Leslie wrote ona sub
ject hi which every young lady is presumably
interested beaux. Mrs. Ashton Dllke gave
some interesting gossip about some of the
titled shopkeepers of London. Bert E.V. Luty
contributed an astronomical paper ot great
value. E. H. Helnrlcha furnished another fas
cinating story for young readers. John Hoe
discussed the financial investments which Eng
lishmen are making in this country. N. Trobla
described Honduras, and related incidents ot
travel in that country. This part ot the paper
also contained tqe usual departments and much
miscellaneous matter well worthy of perusal.
"A Flirtation In Fire," by the noted dramatic
critic, Nym Crinkle, was the title of a capti
vating story in Fart HL The wizards of India
and the birth of theosophy were the subjects of
Frank G. Carpenter's paper. A Denver cor
respondent told a story of adventure only
rivaled by that of Robinson Crusoe. Bill Nye
told how he bet on the races and came out
ahead. L. B. France gave an account of his
experience while traveling In Mexico. J. C
Thomas contributed a paper on the peculiar
medical practices of the Chinese. Belva A.
Lockwood's letter from Heidelberg, ''New
York Squatters," by Minerva Spencer; Every
Day Science," Rev. George Hodge's sermon,
and "A Clergyman's" religions talk were other
A LOTEE'S ENTEEPEISE.
Cheated Oat of One Bride, He Gets Another
Within a Week.
ScBANTON.'juue 23. Last Sunday morning
the marriage banns of James J, Rodgcrs, a
South Scranton merchant, and Miss Mary
Manley. a well-known young lady, were an
nounced in St. John's Catholic Church, but
during the day it was rumored that the woman
had run away the night previously with a
barber named Thomas Joint, and was married
to him. The Tumor-was verified and It created
But young Rodgers was not to be cheated
out of a wile after having a borne already fur
nished for her reception, and so he went to
New York on Thursday, saw a young woman
named Mame Howley, who formerly lived
here, and with whom he was acquainted, tola
her now Miss Manley had duped biin, proposed
to her and was accepted. The couple were at
once married, and to-day they returned here
and at once went to their new home. This end
of the romance has created as much excite
ment as did the elopement ot Miss Manley.
QUICKEST ON KEC0ED.
A Maine Judge Asks Ono Question, Then
Grants n Divorce.
From the Lewlston Journal.
The quickest divorce ever granted In York
county was decreed by Judge Haskell at Al
fred last week. Mrs. Edward W.Kelloy, of
Saco, had applied for a divorce, and she ap
peared before tho court to plead her reasons.
Her husband bad spent most of his time since
their marriage in jail, and had just been
brought up on a charge of stealing hens.
"Is that man your husband?" asked the
judge. The woman replied in the affirmative.
"You're divorced," said tho Court, with a
celerity of action equal to that of the hustling
New Hampshire parson who married his pa
trons la this fashion: "Yon take this woman
for a wife? Yon tako this man for a husband?
Married. Two dollars."
They Should Bo Careful.
From tho Chicago Tribune.!
We hope Dr, Carver and Buffalo Bill, if they
should meet while in Europe, will not suffer
their professional jealousy to lead them into
any personal entanglement that may involve
tho Old World in a bloody war.
The din of locusts is so loud in parts of
Center county that farmers in the fields can
hardly hear the dinner horn.
EdwaedNolf, who lives half way up the
Lehigh Mountain at Bethlehem, has produced
some English gooseberries that are egg shaped
and over two inches long.
S. R. SHOESf akee, of Wyoming, has a Colt's
revolver which once belonged to the desperado
Jesse James. It is a villainous looking weapon
with a nine-Inch barrel.
A MAK in Coshocton has a safe that contains
$125. It has been locked up three years and he
has forgotten the combination. Meanwhile he
is awaiting the return of the agent of the
Henky Gets of York, in taking his last
Sunday stroll round the skull of a squirrel with
a hickory nut firmly wedged on the front teeth
of the lower jaw, 'which no doubt cans ed the
death of tho animal by starvation.
In the Conemaugh gorge stood a bowlder of
grantte, eight feet in diameter and five feet
high.. The flood split it in two, carrying part
of it a dozen rods down stream. Doubtjesa
thero was a seam which permitted the cleav
age, but the break looks fresh all through.
At Scranton a sparrow lately set fire to a
breaker belonging to the Kingston Coal Com
pany. It had built Its nest In the eaves of the
roof from oily waste from the boiler houscaud
the same was ignited by spontaneous combus
tion, accelerated by the heat of the sparrow's
body. The flames were soon extinguished.
An East Liverpool lady has 369 scrap books.
She has made them all herself;
. CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS.'
There are 170,000 Mormons and 40,000
non-JI ormons in Utah.
A snake 15 feet long and as big around
as a man's body has been seen by several people
in Frink's Hollow. East Bluff, 111.
A Mexican robber who was shot by
order of Government received six ballets In
his breast and got up and ran 30 yards before
falling down to die.
It is significant that the winner of th
mathematical prize of J300 at Bowdoin is the
best general athlete in the Maine colleges and
one of the best baseball players. i
A Yankee has setup a school in Paris
and advertises that he "will leach any French
man to speak the only sensible language in the
world in six weeks and at a cost of only 125.
In some sections of Missouri it has
rained every day for 90 successive days. The
corn, wheat and potatoes may suffer in conse
quence, but what a cron of crass and weeds
and thistles I "
A Frencbman tried his flying machine
In the suburbs of Paris the other day. He few
off a barn and It will be several months before
his broken legs will allow him to canter around
as blithely as before.
Agriculture carried on by means of
irrigation is usually much more profitable than
it dependent on ordinary rainfall, and if
6,000.000 more acres can be redeemed In Wyom
ing by Government aid, it will outrank agri
Mosquitoes are so plentiful in Chicago
that a couple of lovers sitting on the back steps
of a residence on Wabash avenue were bitten
350 times in 80 minutes. They didn't mind it,
however in fact, they didn't know they had
received a bite until an hour after.
The Indian has been said to be incapa
ble of joking; but the Maine Indian has appa
rently degenerated; for here is Joe Susep, of
the Penobscot tribe, telling about a Ing that
became wedged under the Rinogenns Falls to
that while one end was In the water the other
was striking against the ledge with such force
and rapidity as to catch fire.
Before the war the high water mark in
cotton was 5,300,000 bales. The crop of last
year is not yet entirely out of the hands of the
planters, but those whose business attention Is
absorbed by thn staple place it at 7.400,000 bales,
an increase of 300,000 over the year preceding.
This season, with average weather, it will be
81000,000 bale?,iworth nearly $400,000,000, or five
times the valneot all the gold and silver pro
duced in the United States in one year.
Jonathan Montgomery, of "Watkins
ville, Ga., has a horse now plowing la the same
field on bis farm as when be returned from the
war. He is now making his twenty-fifth crop
with him. Mr. Montgomery says the hone's
teeth have worn so smooth that he can't grind
his food and his wife cooks bread for blm. He
is doing well and is very fond of bread that has
no crust on it. Mr. Montgomery says he would
not take any amount of money for him, and
intends, if he is the longest liver, to bury him
If he is able to dig the grave when he dies.
A "postal tube" to connect Dover with
Calais, over the English Channel, is being dis
cussed in England. The plan Is to suspend
two tubes of about a yard each in diameter by
"means of steel cables across the channel. 40
yards above the level of theses. The steel
cables will be fixed to pillars at distances of
about 800 yards, and in each tube a little rail
way will run with cars capable of carrying 450
pounds in weight. No parcel of greater weight
than this will be taken, and the cost is esti
mated at the modest figure of $5,000,000.
Tuck Tie, a Mott street Chinaman, who
had come over from New York to help prove
an alibi for another Chinaman in Philadelphia
the other day, said be was a Christian, but
professed Ignorance of the Bible, and the oath
was therefore administered after the Chinese
fashion. A saucer was placed before Tuck
Tie and an iron bar was placed In his hands.
Then Tie repeated after the interpreter: "If I
should tell a lie in my evidence In this case
may I die as the. plate is broken," and witn a
crash he smashed the saucer into fragments,
A lighted match was then blown out by Tack
Tie, and be was considered sworn.
The oldest organ in the United States is
said to be in St. John's Church. Portsmouth,
N. H. It was imported by Thomas Brattle in
1713 and presented to the society worshiping at
King's Chapel by him. There was such a
prejudice existing against setting it np, that
the cases containing its parts remained nu
opened for seven months, after which time the
organ was in use until 1756, when it was sold to
St Paul's Church. Newburvrjort. In 1836 St.
John's Churcb, Portsmouth, N. H., became the
owner, paying $450 for the instrument. Anew
case was provided, the old pipes and wind chest
being found in perfect order. There the organ
Is to-day, doing service in the vestry, where the
veteran is regarded with the tenderest solici
tude. There is a dog in Hartford not quite so
bright as the sunshine in fair weather that be
comes an otter imbecile as soon as thunder or
even a fire cracker is beard. On a recentaf ter
noon, mid the distant rumble of a far-away
storm, be laid aside h(s Intelligence and ran
wildly off from home without it. A long search
for him proved tntile, but in a couple of hours
he turned up, all wetand muddy, at bis owner's
office ready to be escorted home. On tho peni
tential journey homeward they met another dog,
not quite so big as this One, and at sight of the
large and ruffled collie the strange dog dropped
flat upon its brlly and lay cringing and trem
bling, the victim of abject fear, until the dog
scared by a clap of thunder, bad walked
proudly off. There are all sorts of cowards.
Mr. Pheylan, a wealthy farmer who
lives about 15 miles from Detroit, has begun
proceedings for divorce. Two years ago he
married Nettie Rockford, whose beautiful head
of golden hair excited his profonndest admira
tion. He was extremely fond of his wife, very
proud of her beautiful locks, andseemed happy.
Suddenly Pheylan left her and became mute as
an oyster as to the cause of their sadden
separation. His lips were first opened when
his wife filed a bill for divorce because of his
desertion, and he filed a cross blU. Mr. Pheylan
alleges that he discovered soon after his mar
riage that it jngered his wife for him to touch
her hair, and that, as she refused to let him be
present when she made her toilet, he gres sus
picious, watched bis chance, peeped over the
transom and discovered that his wife was as
bald as bald could be. and that hergolden locks
were hanging on a bracket as she combed them
out. Ho fell to the floor with a yell, and when
his wife had mustered up courage to open the
door and see what was the matter be bad gone,
never to return. He alleges that she has grossly
deceived him, and that he, not she, should get
WHAT WILD WITS ARE SAYING.
Sitting Bear The small boy after his
swim. Burlington Frte Prut.
The rain which comes in sheets is not
much of a comfort. Terrs UauU Expru.
"When an office is out seeking a man it is
lite a ghost. It startles everybody. Botton
"When a yachtsman shifts his course he
most also shift his sandbags. yea OrUant Pica
yune. This is a season of the year in which you
can get what you do not want real cheap. fcA
One way in which to make Congressional
garden seeds come np is to pnt dynamite under
them. Oil City BlUiard.
Lieutenants are always pleased whea
their friends tell them tbeytcarry themselves like
majors. Boehetter Pott-Exprtit.
The long La Tosca parasol handle has
made a hit; everyone who has seen it regards it
as a stunning affair .Baltimore American.
The man who invented the locomotive
cow catcher never got a cent for It. And yet it
has glren many a man a lift. Yonkcrs Staterman.
As the butcher adds his hand to the
weight of the iteat he piously sighs to himself, "I
love to steal, awhile, a weigh. "-.Florida Timet.
Unless one is acquainted with the Instru
ment, one is almost sure to get stack on the
paints of the compasi.-iffn jAamfon Republican,
Noah might have built the ark of iron had
he mrfbeen specially directed to gopher wood, lis
didn't have far to go for It, either. Texas Sift
ingi. Several girl graduates have secured the
degree of Bachelor of Arts this week. And they
so artless! to say nothing of the eonfnslng nature
of the title as to gender. Philadelphia Ledger.
Generosity Explained Mrs.Brown How
did you come to give your lister the big apple sud
keep tie little one for yourself?
Little Johnnie 'Cause there was a worm In It.
Unwilling to Make the Acquaintance
Know thyself." read i'ogg. muiingly. "No,
thanks. 1 know so many people now that 1 do not,
care to extend my acquaintance, not la that dlrtej.
tlon, at least, "-itorton Transcript. t
A Friend Indeed-First New York Club,
Man-ChoUy, ifeverldlewlltyou make sore, as
dean fellah, that I am weaUy dead before l'n
bwnrriedf taj ?'
Second New York Club Maa-Voa canweiy.ea
me, Fweday. I'll ask yontotwske adwtekbe.
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