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THE PlTTSBTJEGr DISPATCH,- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1889.
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EITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26. 1SS9.
A UNiaUE FLEA.
The counsel of young Flann, the default
ing bookkeeper of the Marine National
Bank, -were certainly judicious in directing
him not to talk, unless the statement which
he makes elsewhere is to be put forward as
the basis for a plea of non compos mentis.
The idea of the young man that because
other employes were engaged in the very
silly practice of buying lottery tickets,
therefore, he was obliged first, to join them,
and, second, to take the lunds of the bank
for that purpose and for stock speculation,
is so astonishing that it almost raises the
doubt whether one who urges it as an excuse
is capable of distinguishing between his
own property and that of another. But it
seems that he did bare a conception of the
fact that it was not right, as he very
skillfully covered up the shortage for a year
or two. Comment upon such a plea cannot
hurt the young man as much as the fact
that he makes it; but the latter fact is a
remarkable indication of the absence oi
ideas concerning the binding nature of
fiduciary obligations that can exist nowa
days. As to the assertion that other employes
of the bank were buying lottery tickets, it
would be pertinent, if they were accessory
to the taking of the bank funds for that pur
pose, to secure their arrest and punishment.
Otherwise it only amounts to a new demon
stration of the old fact that fools and their
money are very promptly parted.
HES. BATES' DEATH.
The death of Mrs. Lucy Webb Hayes, at
Fremont, O., yesterday, removes from this
world a woman whose womanly and mother
ly qualities made her famous as the mistress
of the White House, and whose firmness and
good sense in the administration of the
President's family was a creditable exhibi
tion of stamina, in which that administra
tion, as a whole, was somewhat deficient.
Mrs. Hayes was a woman of decided
strength of character and firm principles.
, Her application of tier convictions in the
management of the White House entertain-
menls occasioned a good deal of criticism
among those who imagined that it was ncc
esar to conform the entertainments of the
Executive Mansion to the standard of Euro
pean courts. All such criticisms ignored
the fact, which Mrs. Hayes Kept clearly in
mind, that the question was solely that of
the management of her own household, and
the conduct of her own hospitality, and that
she was responsible exclusively to her own
convictions of right. She was typical of
the best class of American women, and her
V death will be mourned as that of one whose
character commanded universal respect and
WHO WOULD BE A SHAH!
The Shah of Persia would probably be a
happier and certainly a better man if he
were to divide his realm between England
and Russia, receiving in return the value
in cash, and set up a grocery store or a
saloon in this country. It has been a
fashion to waste a good deal of envy on the
Shah. He is supposed to be having a glo
rious time hob-nobbing with the royal
bloods of Europe. Bat is he
He went to St. Petersburg first oi all, and
the Czar seems to have devoted all his time
and energies to making it clear to his East
ern guest that if he did not subserve the
interest of Russia in every way, his
kingdom would be overrun at once by Cor
sack hordes. The newspapers have not
told of any festivities in the Shah's honor
in St Petersburg and probably there were
none! The Shah was thoroughly frightened,
and signed a treaty which forces him to be
Bussia's ally in case of war with England,
His surrender to Russia has not had the
effect of making the English anxious to
make things pleasant for him. Queen Vic
toria does not hanker after his Oriental
Highness anyhow. She remembers what a
howling nuisance he made of himself when
he was her guest once before, in the seven
ties. It took weeks and weeks to clean
" Buckingham palace after the Shah and his
suite had taken their departure and any
thing else they could lay their hands on.
The English tax payers do not want the
Shah to paint London many colors at their
expense. There is considerable doubt about
the 25,000 being voted by Parliament for
the Shah's entertainment Meetings at
which this appropriation of the people's
money is denounce!, by Liberal and Tory
alike, are being held all over England.
Only one .Englishman is ready to give the
Shah a hearty greeting. He is the Prince
of Wales. For Albert Edward the Persian
Monarch's visit is an excuse for making a
round of all the gaieties of London and
Paris. Perhaps Tummy will pay the piper
for the Shah's spree if his loyal subjects-to-be
The virulence of the partisan opposition
to Pension Commissioner Tanner has some
what overshot the mark, since it resulted in
a declaration yesterday by Secretary Noble
that both he and the President are satisfied
M of the absolute intern tr of the commis-
& sioner and propose to stand by him.
Corporal Tanner is a plain, outspoken offi
cial, whose views on some points no donbt
occasionally admit of vigorous dissent But
the attempt to crowd him out under cover
of an attack on some of his subordinates has
been carried to the length of provoking a
As to the Commissioner's personal recti
tude, his previous long and successful
career in places of high public trust put that
phase of the subject beyond question or
,4Ucriticism. If he has had difficulties to en-
xtfjucouuter m uting noiu oi me iretisioa
BttfeaB,,aadifrhe haspaade.-rulings that
might be disputed, it is not surprising; but
the very bitterness and exaggeration of the
assaults upon his administration, while
failing to shake the confidence of his su
periors, must instruct him in the degree of
vigilance to be maintained in his bureau to
prevent mistakes. Thus it so happens that
the new Commissoner may ultimately owe
part of his success to those who, what
ever errors existed, minimize the force of
their strictures by too plainly intending the
Corporal a personal as well as partisan ill
EEEPETO UP THE BEC0BD.
Such June weather as we have this year
is without a parallel in the memory of the
present generation. It is a chill mockery
to run into the usual summer talk of the
mountains or the seashore, of refreshing
breezes in high altitudes and cool dips in
old ocean, with damp streets under foot,
cloudy skies overhead, and keen winds
searching the bones, as happened to be the
totally unsummery state of things yesterday.
There is a reason for everything, but the
scientists have not yet established a reason
for the weather of the past forty days at
least none to satisfy the public If it is
only a chance variation resulting from nor
mal conditions, it is surely an extreme one.
Should it keep up much longer, others than
the merely superstitious may begin looking
for special causes.
One of the immediate effects of the almost
unceasing rain is a practically total obstruc
tion of building operations in the cities.
The husbandman has yet to be heard from.
There is every sign that his contribution
also to comment on the weather will be any
thing but cheerful if there is not a speedy
LINCOLN AND THE ABOLITIONISTS.
Our shining cotemporary, the New York
Sun, makes a comparison between the Dem
ocrats, who are determined to in
sist upon a revenue tariff at any
cost, and the ultra-Abolitionists in the
Civil War, while those Democrats
who choose to follow Mr. Randall's plan of
"getting together" are in its view like Pres
ident Lincoln. As the Abolitionists desired
to destroy slavery, whether the Union was
preserved or not, and Mr. Lincoln wished to
preserve the Union, either with or without
slavery, so the Sun thinks the Democrats
who are in favor of tariff reduction are less
careful of the preservation of the Demo
cratic party than the Sun's own wing of the
It is hardly necessary to criticise the
somewhat exaggerated view, of the import
ance of the Democratic organization pre
sented by the comparison of it to the Union
which was threatened 28 years ago. But
while the statement of the difference be
tween President Lincoln and the Abolition
ists is correct as to the fact, the opinion that
it is unfavorable to the Abolitionists is open
to question. President Lincoln occupied a
different position from his Abolition
ist supporters and critics, who at
once upheld his hands in the war
and criticised him because he did not move
rapidly enough toward the consummation
which they foresaw. The President was
compelled to adopt a course which would
unite the entire North in support of the
Union. He was therefore justified in mov
ing gradually to the end reached by the
emancipation proclamation. But when it
comes to the comparison between him and
the Abolitionists of the Republican party, it
may be questioned whether the event did
not justify the Abolitionists' position.
That position was, first, that human slavery
was inconsistent with a free government to
such an extent that the one could not exist
without destroying the other ; and, second,
that a rebellion having been started for the
support of slavery, the only just and feasible
method of putting it down was to abolish
the slavery which was its foundation stone.
Without at all diminishing the fame of
the great President's careful and conscien
tious administration, there is plenty of
foundation for the contention that the result
of the war vindicated the comprehension of
the issue which the Abolitionists displayed
from the beginning of the struggle.
THESE IB A RESPONSIBILITY.
An objection is raised on behalf of the
oil brokers to the practice of blaming their
institution whenever the defalcation of a
cashier or bookkeeper becomes public.
Several points are made, all of which are
more or less irrelevant, with the possible
exception of the declaration that "no repu
table broker will take money that he has
any reason to suspect has been stolen."
This would seem to be a necessity from the
meaning of the term reputable. But while
recognizing the fact that the oil brokers are
not the only sinners among ten thousand,
it is also necessary to observe that nearly
every defalcation of late years has been
caused by gambling operations of some
sort. Whether it is in lottery, stocks, grain
or oil speculation, those who hold out to
young men the idea that money can be hon
estly gained without returning a fair con
sideration for it, have some responsibility
for the result which appears in shortages,
if not in broken banks.
A HAHE IS NOT EVEKYTUING.
The wicked people of Newark, N. J., are
laughing at the deception which was prac
ticed a few days ago on the clergy and con
gregation of St. John's P. E. colored church.
It was a terrible deception. The nee of that
sacred edifice was obtained for a "refined
and classical entertainment" for the benefit
of a sister church, and the refined and class
ical entertainment was given by an organi
zation calling itself the Theodore Drury
Operatic Company. The audience which
filled the church was surprised to find no
programmes had been printed; but that was
nothing to the succeeding surprises The
costumes of the young women who came out
and sang drinking songs and tried to hoist
the roof with their toes were classical
enough in the matter of scantiness, but they
were not refined. Neither were the songs of
the male actors. Daring two acts the
dresses became more classical, the kicking
higher, and tbe songs more objectionable.
The long-suffering clergy waited till two
hours of very rank variety business had
been delivered, and then called the curtain
down on a drunkard impersonator who was
accused by his breath of being decidedly too
This sad experience will instruct our
colored brethren that, especially in the
entertainment business, all is not gold that
glitters, and the- declaration that a show is -refined
and classical does not make it so.
It will not do to trust to professional no
menclature when the church is involved.
In this case tbe plight could only have been
worse if the colored church had been de
luded into lending the edifice and assem
bling the congregation for a sacred con
cert consisting of a hard-glove prize-fight
with interludes of beer. The consternation
ot the clergy would have been no less in the
latter ease, and their plight might have
been aggravated by the refusal o'i the mem
bers to suspend their devotionil bruising
when the pastors ordered the sHjwstopped.
'Either case, however- is 'enoughftofoonfirm'i
iOKIL.f.-V-aS&rf.. u..iUfc? ' mil IMIMSIII fill I
the clergy in the belief thathe stage has
not always that strict regard for'the un
adorned truth in its claims upon publio
patronage, which the doctrines of the church
hold to be vital.
The necessity of inspecting and seeing
refined and classical entertainments re
hearsed before admitting them to the
churches will, we trust, be impressed upon
the clerical mind by the experience of the
New Jersey brethren.
Ax Ohio man testifies that on six diff
erent occasions he was tempted to commit
suicide, "but on, each occasion the feeling
went away soon after I had eaten some
chicken salad." This indicates some use
for the chicken salad; but a more definite
statement of the way in which this result
was obtained would be valuable. The pub
lic is still left in the dark whether after eat
ing chicken salad and braving its mysteries,
the tormentor is indisposed to face the mys
teries of the future life, orwhether the ef
ect of the salad is to convince him of the
reality of a state of future punishment to
make him avoid it
Fobaker appears to have the slate set
up fur renomination at Columbus.' He may
be equally successful in securing his re
election for a third term; but the pitcher
which goes often to the well, in politics as
elsewhere, is in danger of meeting with
Siiaep sarcasms at the eccentricities of
American politics are discounted by the
story of how Mr. Chamberlain, at a Tory
meeting in Lancashire, alluded to his wife,
and when one of his auditors called out,
"Which is her," he called upon Mrs.
Chamberlain to rise to her feet and bow her
acknowledgment American politicians
have not yet gone to the degree of parading
their wives before the public, unless those
ladies have the misfortune to be married to
The executions of Mrs. Whiteling and
"Red Nosed Mike" yesterday give evi
dence that hanging is not played out in
some parts of Pennsylvania; but there is
still a need for some demonstration of the
fact in Allegheny county.
Oklahoma seems bound to take rank as
the typical Western city. In less than two
months after it was founded, it announces a
grand celebration of the Fourth of July, to
which excursion trains are to be run and at
which 30,000 people are to be present
Probably the estimate of attendance par
takes of the usual Western exaggeration,
but there does not seem to be very much
room for doubt that Oklahoma is rushing
The drop in the oofiee market may be
taken as a slight mitigation of the advance
in the price of sugar. It if comforting to
know that some agency outside of the com
bination is tempering the wind to the shorn
The statement is made that over $3,000,
000,000 is invested in the dairy business in
this country, and that nearly 700,000,000
gallons of milk are produced every year,
with a value of about $500,000,000. And
notwithstanding the regular sarcasm at the
expense of the dairy business, neither the
stock invested nor the products, contain half
as much water as the same amount of rail
The epidemic of defalcations seems to
call for heroic measures. Something in the
line of that sentence administered by Judge
Stowe the other day, will, if applied gener
ally, be likely to check the trouble.
The latest trade story is that of
a corner in human hair, which several im
porters are said to have bought up so as to
control the supply for the next year or two.
This is bad news for the bald-headed of the
softer sexf but they may find compensation
in the economic fact that if the price of hu
man hair goes up the industry of producing
it will receive a decided stimulus.
The northwestern railroads are vigor
ously engaged in cutting rates and each
others throats and laying the blame on
everything except the true cause, namely,
their own folly.
A total of four million dollars of con
tributions to the aid of the Johnstown suf
ferers is one of the best evidences that self
ishness is not the only motive that controls
society in these days. It may look a good
deal as if that was the most powerful factor
in commerce during ordinary periods; but
occasionally evidence to the contrary comes
in the disguise of a calamity.
The month of June is evidently trying
its best to preserve its character to the end,
of going wet both in meteorological and
The simultaneous appearance of a Rus
sian war scare and the omnipresence of the
green midge in the Western wheat fields
may leave some doubt as to the size of the
next wheat crop; but it proves beyond dis
pute that the bull on the wheat exchanges is
extremely active at the season when June
and July corners are possible.
PROMINENT PEOPLE PAEAGEAPHED.
Me. George MekeditiiJs now 61 years old,
and lives amid the restful quiet of the Surrey
Hills, but works as hard as ever, spending
seven or eight hours dally at his desk.
The late Father John Carroll, of Chicago
was the oldest priest in the United States and
probably in the world. He was nearly 93 years
old, and for more than 70 years he had been in
the service of the Church. ,
Snt Edwabj Baines, of Leeds, is probably
the senior European journalist He repre
sented bis father's paper at the "Peterldo Mas
sacre" in 1819, and is probably the only survivor
of that seine. He is now more than 90 years
GeouqeKeknan, the noted Siberian trav
eler, will pass the summer at Cape Breton,
Nova Scotia, His wife will be all the company
he desires, and much of his time will be de
voted to editing a large amount of matter not
yet published relative to his Siberian journey.
Thkodobe Thomas' orchestra was playing
a symphony or something in which the music
at one part was softened almost to a bird's
whisper, when, like tbe crack of a rifled can
non, came one startling blast from the oboe.
The enraged conductor turned savagely upon
tho player. "What in the devil do you mean?"
Justtheu a plump blue-bottle fly took wing
from tbe oboeist's score. "Gott In himmell I
dhink he vas von node, und I blay him!"
The Countess de Casa Miranda, best known
as Christine Nllsson, is going to London for
the summer, bat will not sing in public. "I
am." she says, "only going' to see my friends
and to bo there during the seaso n. I have had
offers from Mapleson and Harris to name my
own terms, and poor Carl Rosa sent an agent
all the way to Nice to make me an offer, but i
have rofused them all." ''Have you given up
the stage!" "Practically, yes. My husband
would not like me to return to the operatic
stage. I do not say that 1 "will never sing in
concert again, for I mar or I may not I am
going to London for pleasure, just as I might
go to America In tho near future, but It would
be just for a visit to my friends there, of whom
there are many. You see," continued tho diva,
VI am not much .missed' by tbe public now.
There are so mangood singers before ut and
America cenaipiya laejipper nancy;,
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A Little Pink Epistle of Interest to Poet
ically Afflicted Beings.
A small slip of pink paper, in color sug
gestive of the blush of a modest maiden, or a
cloudlet bathed in the dyes of sunset, lies
among prosaic clippings from the press and
miscellaneous rubbish on my desk. Upon the
pink paper a delicate proposal is printed in
common everyday black Ink. Without further
preface here is the proposal:
DEAn tiiBYVe will send you a copy of onr new
book, "Blank Blank, if yon will send us the
names and postofflce addresses of all the local cor
respondents and JfOETS In yoar county that yon
may know. Also book agents If you know or
This epistle Is signed by a publishing firm of
Chicago, and in a postscript is added to this
effect: "Karnes of POETS we desire most, and
wo hopo you will jot down every one you can
possibly think of."
Accompanying the delicate; proposal in
plok is a circular printed on paper of a lighter
shade of the same color a sort of moss-rose
pink. The circular explains that a benevolent
firm of publishers in Chicago is seeking to cm
balm the efforts, names and biographies of all
the local and national poets of America in a
dictionary. A blank, such as census enu
merators use. Is printed on the back of the cir
cular, which poets and persons poetically in
clined are requested to fill In.
Somo samples of these questions may be in
teresting to the readers of The Dispatch,
even if they are not afflicted with the divine
spirit of poetry. Here are a few of them :
What school attended f
Married T (Give date.)
To whom married ?
Color of hair ?
Color of eyes ?
When did you first commence to wnte T
The importance of the questions as to tho
color of the hair and eyes of the poetic being,
and bis or her height and weight, may not be
understood by everybody. It may be, however,
that the compiler of the dictionary one would
think directory would be a better title intends
to figure out from his correspondents' answers
tho ideal physical conditions of the poetic na
ture. He will find it hard to get the truth on
all points of inquiry. 1 am inclined to predict
that he will discover that according to tbe
answers received there is not such a thing as a
poet with red hair or green or mud-colored
eyes. Again, if it is not found by this process
of investigation that nearly every poet has
beautiful blue, black, violet, hazel or dark
brown eyes, and hair of the comeliest shades of
gold, black or brown, I shall be disappointed.
A few more questions might well be added
to the list. Such as these for example:
What is your candid opinion of your own
Do you find composition easiest before or
after a heavy meal?
Do you pay your wash bills?
Have you had your hair cut lately?
How often have you been kicked down the
editorial stairs, and how many stairs were there
in each instance?
Does your wife or husband approve of your
Which is your favorite insane asylum?
How many new and strictly original poems
have you written on Spring, the Beautiful
Snow, The Gloaming, Pansy Blossoms, etc.?
Do you write in dialect? If you do, is It for
business reasons or pleasure? Also, what has
been your average punishment for so doing?
But the subject is too vast a one to deal with
in a day. The world will await the publication
of 'The Biographical Dictionary of the Local
and National Poets ot America" with feverish
Impatience. As it is to be sold at S3 a copy,
most of us will be content to stay impatient
without it for the balance of our prosaic lives.
In reply to tbe request for the names of all
the poets in Allegheny county, and of all the
book agents, I feel justified In saying that the
poets must be applied to personally invidious
insinuations have never been leveled against
any respectable citizen in this column. The
name of tbe only book agent I ever knew has
HAERISOX' AND THE M0E5I0NS. I -Chaplain
Jackson, U. 6. A., Addresses tho
Ministerial Union on the Evil.
Philadelphia, June 25. At the meeting of
the Ministerial Union yesterday Rev. Dr. J.
Walker Jackson, ex-Chaplain TJ. S. Army, read
a paper on "Polygamy of the Mormons." He
gave a brief history of Mormonism, mainly to
show that polygamy was . an afterthought ot
Joseph Smith, since the deliverance of the
early manuscripts directly opposed polygamy.
The well proven licentiousness of Joseph
Smith gradually led to a "change of doctrine
and policy and the introduction of the present
polygamous features of Mormonism.
"The Mormons baptize for the dead," he
said, "they also marry the dead, and this is by
no means as harmless anoperation as at first
appears, since the dead woman must have a
living representative whose offspring shall be
reckoned as belonging to the dead woman and
are not counted as her own."
When asked what seemed to be the possibil
ity of overcoming polygamy by the United
States forges, Mr. Jackson said that while he
would not affirm that the last administration
favored Mormonism, he was compelled to say
that it touched it with a very soft band. Both
the judges and tbe Governor dealt kindly with
the institution; practically nothing was done.
But since the advent of President Harrison,
tbe appointment of Judge Zane and the new
Governor, all was changed and the prospect of
something being dona uas quite flattering, and
the Mormons found their wholesale denial of
the existence of polygamy was practically use
less and that the laws were now to be rigorous
ly enforced. Besides, the Territory was now
being overrun by ministers of religion who
fearlessly proclaimed the truth. Polygamy
was doomed, he said.
WH1TNEI AND TANDERBILT.
Tho Millionaires Return From Europe, and
Why Tbey Came So Soon.
New Yoke, June 25. Among the passengers
by the Canard steamer Aurania, which arrived
yesterday, were Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van
aerbllt, with three of their children, and Mr.
and Mrs. William C. Whitney. Mr. Vander
bilt's hasty return to America is due to the ill
ness of bis son at Newport, and the family
proceeded direct to the Grand Central depot
and took a special train for that place. They
have closed Herbert' House and will not go
abroad again until next season.
Mr. Whitney was as brown as a berry. Ho
said he went to Europe simply for pleasure
and rest, and spent all his time in London and
Paris. He thought the French Exposition a
magnificent one and the American exhibit a
credit to the country, especially as it was im
proving all the time. He contradicted tbe
statements previously made that theVander
bllts bad not been well received. On the con
trary, every sort of social attention had been
paid them. Thero are more Americans abroad
this vear than ever, he savs. and thnv nra
spending money right royally.
Living With His Neck Broken.
Memoes, Conn., June 25. Owen McMIn
nan had his neck broken by a fall on Sunday.
He is still alive, and his neck has been inclosed
in a plaster cast
A Novel Way of etaylng It.
From tbe Chicago Tribune.
Old Vesuvius Is terribly seasick again.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Horn John W. Wallace.
Newcastle, JuneUJ.-IIon. John W. Wallace
died at his home in this city at a late hour last
night, lie was born la Beaver connty near the
present town of Brldgewater In December, 1818.
He was Instructor of tbe Darlington Beaver
County Academy for some years. When about 22
Fears of age he began the stndy of medlclneand In
850 moved to this city where he has since been a
practicing physician. In i860 he was elected to
Congress and re-elected again in 1874. He was
paymaster in the Union army from 183) to 1885. He
was a man largely known In this part of the coun
try and during his public career made many warm
personal friends among the prominent men or tbe
nation, among them being James O. Blaine and
bimon Cameron. The funeral will take place on
Hon. Francis E. Bryant.
Behent, III., June 25. The lion, frauds E.
Bryant died at bis home in this place yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Bryant was born at Nelson, N,
11., Februarys. 1818, and came to Schuyler coun
ty. Illinois. In 1S37. from there ho moved to Be
jnent in 1856. where he has since lled and has
been engaged in active business the greater part
of Hie time, retiring from the banking business
January 1. 1RS3. He a an ardent Democrat, and.
numbered Among his personal friends many emi
nent men of all political parties, lie this a warm
friend of Judge Douglas, and it was at bis house
in this place that Douglas and Lincoln held a con
rrrence and arranged for tbeir public debates,
which beeame so important a part of the history
oi iue Dic anu-nauon.iio.-was.eieciea.io tae
lllhinl I ii ii 1,1 I ill l al Tlift l i IIMI i II il 1 i i ! iibii
wwwv). " tvv DSBsE&siQB -i
0XLT HECESSARX CHANGES.
Mr. Wnnamakcr Talks About the Removals
In Ills Department.
New York, June 23. Postmaster General
Wanamaker was asked to-day: "Why are re
movals made so rapidly?"
"They are not made rapidly.' The daily
changes going on in a city of 59,000 inhabitants
are many; and if our postmasters were all put
together in a city they wonld make a city of
that size. There would be deaths and resigna
tions, necessary removals and expirations of
the terms of service that would naturally re
quite many hundreds of new appointments
"But there is a great deal of criticism because
"Yes, it has always been so. and always will
be so, until it becomes the custom of the Gov
ernment to publish the actual reasons for these
changes. In many instances they are upon in
spectors reports, which, if published, would
destroy trjo future' of the man and leave a
shadow upon his family. For the same reason
no information is given to the public on re
movals, or the cause of removal, where there is
no inspector's report, but affidavits filed bv tbe
people, which in themselves are sufficient to
put the Department under severe criticism if
removals are not promptly made. There has
been often much criticism because of the
politics involved, when the sole cause
of tho removal has been drunken
ness, neclect of duty and clearly
proved unfitness to hold the Important office of
postmaster. It is very true that no business
man would set aside a good clerk because ot Ills
politics; neither wonld he hold a poor clerk and
let his business suffer because of the politics in
the case. To allow a postmaster to serve out
bis term who does not put In an appearance at
his office more than once in several weeks, or
who sits at his business reveral squares away
and manages the postofflce with women and
boys, has no merit in it to win tho approval of
any community. To be sure the department
docs not expect to please everybody any more
than we expect tobnntuptbe people who make
false statements about the methods of pro
cedure here in order to give explanations.
"It frequently comes to our knowledge that
postmasters are saying that they do not expect
to remain long, and it Is no matter of interest
to them to attend any longer to tho office for
the few months of their unexpired term. In
some cases postmasters have returned to their
business occupation and allowed their offices to
drift. It -would seem to be better for the good
of the people it these people would resign in
stead of waiting to have complaints lodged
against them and then be removed by the de
partment. The people who are drawing tbeir
pay from the Government ought to be com
pelled to give faithful service or resign, ana if
they do neither the department will recom
mend tbeir removal, no matter how much criti
cism ana misapprenension oi the fact may be
HAEM0NI IN THE CABINET.
Secretary Noble's First Breathing Spell
Tanner Indorsed by Harrison.
New Yobk, June 25,-John W. Noble, Sec
retary of the Interior, was here yesterday on
his way to the Yale commencement. He said
to a reporter: "This is about the first breath
ing spell I have taken since March 4. I have
neQer held pnblic office before, and I had no
idea how much work holding a Cabinet place
involved. The Secretary ot the Interior has
more to look after, perhaps; than any other
member of the Cabinet There are seven or
eight important bureaus under him, such as the
Pensions, which are almost departments in
themselves. With the regular business of the
Interior Department and the demands of the
office seekers I have had a very busy time of it.
There was a story circulated in Missouri that
Justice Lamar never fonnd time to have his
hair cut while he was Secretary of the Interior,
and that was why be wore it-long. I never be
lieved the story until I came to fill the same
place. Still. I have no idea of resigning." Mr.
Noble added, reflectively,
"What foundation Is there for the reported
differences in tbe Cabinet, especially as to tbe
so-called jealousy botween the President ana
Mr. Blaine?" Mr. Noble was asked.
"None whatever," he replied. "I don't be
lieve there ever was a Cabinet that dwelt to
gether in more perfect harmony. I haven't
heard a harsh word spoken at any of tbe Cabi
net meetings. Mr. Harrison is the soul of good
humor. He Is very genial and hearty, and
throws off all reserve at the Cabinet meetings.
Mr. Harrison and Mr. Blaine understand each
other perfectly. Mr. Blaine has no thought of
"When Mr. Miller goes on the Supreme
Bench, will it lead to a reorganization of the
"I don't believe Mr. Miller is going on the
Bench," was the reply.
"Your own name," said tho reporter, "has
been mentioned in connection with the Su
preme Court vacancyf '
"Yes, but without any authority, I have no
expectation or ambition in that direction."
"How about Corporal Tanner? Is he to be
deposed from the Pension Office?"
"No, most decidedly not," said Mr. Noble.
"Mr. Tanner's course has been perfectly satis
factory to the Interior Department and to the
Mr. Noble was asked about the report pub
lished this morning that tbe Republicans of
Missouri are very much dissatisfied at their
smau snare oi tne eaerai patronage.
"They have no reason to complain," said Mr.
Noble; "but some people are never satisfied.
Missouri got her share, and, if anything, a little
more. I slip in a Missourian every now and
then, and think perhaps I have favored my own
State too much."
A POINT IN DISPUTE.
Tho New Orleans Cotton Exchango Is Hard
After Certain Itnllroads.
Washington, Juno 25. The Inter-State
Commerce Commission to-day took up for
hearing separately several complaints of very
great Interest to producers, shippers and com
pressors of cotton, brought by the New Or
leans Cotton Exchange versus the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad Company, vorsus the Louisville,
New Orleans and Texas Railroad Company,
versus the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas
Pacific, and versus the New Orleans and North
eastern Company and others.
The complainant's case is that tbe railroad
companies are habitually making unjust and
unreasonable charges for hauling cotton from
tbe towns and stations along its lines in tbe
cotton-producing country to New Orleans, and
especially from Parsons and Aberdeen, Miss.,
and intervening stations to New Orleans;
that tho railroad company with its connections
gives to New York and New England points
better rates than to points South; that the
relative rates to New Orleans are nearly live
times as much as to the North and East, and
that tbe tendency of these rates is to drive tbe
cotton trade from New Orleans.
The answer of tbe Illinois Central denies
thatiit has been habitually making unjust and
unreasonable charges for hauling cotton; de
nies having received from persons shipping cot
ton north ana east from the cotton-producing
country, a less compensation in the aggregate
than it received from other persons shipping
cotton from Aberdeen, Parsons, Wtckliif and
intervening stations to New Orleans under
like conditions, and it asserts that if a less
compensation in the aggregate had been re
received as alleged, the sorvices were different
and not rendered under similar circumstances
and conditions: that by no act of tbe re
spondent has it given unreasonable prefer
ence or advantage to Lowell, Boston, New
York or other Eastern cities as charged, to the
undue and unreasonable prejudice of New Or
leans and locality.
0N SWEET THING LEFT,
A Beautiful Rosebush Preserved Among the
Ruins of Johnstowo.
rrnoji a staff cobkespootint,
Johnstown, June 25. It is pleasant to see a
lovely rose bush, with its sweetflowers bloom
ing among the rubbish, the only attractive
thing left. -Dr. Lee sent some of his men to
clear away the wreckage about a lady's home.
- ''Now, doctor," she said, '"save the rose bush.
If your men can't remove tbe rubbish without
Injuring the bnsb, take it out and I will re
plant it. God has left me the roses and I
don't want them destroyed,"
From the 2?ew York Sun.l
American tourists invade the Old World this
summer, not only singly but Dy battalions.
Three hundred American engineers, with tbe
wives and children of tbe married among them,
are now going up and down the Eiffel toner or
examining the machinery of tbe Paris exhibi
tion. Three hundred Sunday school delegates
with their families are on tbeir wayIo tbe
London Convention in the Bothnia. The Amer
ican cyclists, after whizzing to their legs' con
tent over British country, roads, have trans
ferred their wheels to French highways. The
American cricketers have gone to test tbeir
prowess on English wickets, and tbe American
riflemen to leave their marks on Wimbledon
targets. With the Paris fair as an attraction,
this is a great year for Americans abroad, both
for tbe innocents and sophisticated. '
A Mnsdnlc Drdlcnilon,
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Clarion June 25. Clarion Lodgo F. A,
M of Clarion, Pa will dedicate their (band
Soms. now hall to-day. With fraternal! syjn
path for their; suffering- brethren of Johns-,
towo."Pal, the dedication will bewIthoutLthe
usual ifomp customary on these occasions.: v
DEVOTED TO CHARITY.
Good Woik of the Bed Cross Society In
, Johnstown Located There for the Sam
mer, If Necessary Much Money Spent In
Cnrlnfffor tho Hick Patients In tho Hos
pitals. tlTBPlt A STAIT COBBISPOiraBST.l
Johnstown, June 25, The Bed Cross peo
ple are very nicely situated in th'eir new quar
ters in an open field out the Bedford turnpike.
Miss Barton still occupies the tent near tbe
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, but sbe Intends
to locate at tbe new general hospital. Tbe
society has come to stay here all summer if
necessary, and has already spent a pile of
money in caring for the sick.
Cases la tho Hospitals,
Drs. Starkie and Lott, and Miss Dock, of
Harrisburg, the trained nurse, are attending
to the patients. They have eight cases in the
hospitals, two'suffering from malaria fever,and
one is supposed to have typhoid fever. Dr.
Lee, however, states that there is not a case of
typhoid f everin the place. Dr. Lott finds that
uoia xeverin the place. Dr. Lott nnas mat
ailments of the people are complicated by
tne ailments oi tne people are complicated uj
nevous prostration. This is naturally expected.
his is naturally expected.
and J. H. Schultz were dis-
Other Work Equally Good.
But outside the hospital the Red Cross
doctors are doing a big work. Yesterday tbey
treated 32 cases and 40 the day before. It was
reported to tbem that many of the people are
sick in Cambria pity, and they went down there
this afternoon to Investigate. Tbey are also
dispensing largo quantities of drugs. Tbey
now have 23 beds in the general hospital, and
are increasing their facilities daily. Miss
Foster, President of the W. C. T. TJ., of Cambria
county, Is a patient at the hospital.
The people have learned to love tbe members
of the Red Cross Society, and tbey frequently
send in donations of flowers and strawberries.
John Gerhart, who was injured by a house
falling in on him, Is getting welL
Public Baths to be Located.
The society has decided to locate 30 bathtubs
in public places. A tent will be put over them
and an attendant will look after tbem. Ten of
tbe tubs have been contribute)) to tbe Red
Cross Society and the balance wllbe furnished
by the society. They will be located as soon as
possible. This has been one of tbe greatest
necessities, and tbe people are tbankf nL Some
body has taken up tbe matter. 'Miss Dock, tbe
trained nurse, comes from one of the best
families in Harrisburg. She is an Intelligent
lady, and devoted to her work. Dr. Lott said
she was delighted with the prospect of nursing
a typhoid fever patient.
' Tbe Force to be Cat Down.
According to Colonel Douglass' orders the
force of men connected with tbe State Board
of Health will be cut down. Dr. Lee has 150
men working for him, but by Saturday they
will be reduced one-ball A local force has
been put on to clean up tbe cellars. Miss Susie
Fmdley, of Soutb Fork, is at tbe Red Cross
caring for her sick sister. This young lady
was the head laundress in Colonel Linton's
laundry, and dunngtbe excitement of tbe flood
displayed remarkable coolness and saved seven
of her girl companions beside pulling out of
the water an old man and a colored citizen.
COULTER'S CLEAN SWEEP.
Indications That a Blove of This Kind Has
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washington, June 25. The indications are
that the long-deferred "clean sweep" has be
gun. There was a demonstration in the Sixth
Auditor's office last night which singularly
Illustrates tbe progress of civil service reform
as it is understood in the Postofflce Depart
ment. The Sixth Auditor is technically an
officer of tbe Treasury Department, but his
duties relate solely to postofflce accounts. He
has an office in the Postofflce Department
building. The new Sixth Auditor, General
Coulter, of Ohio, sent for Deputy Auditor H.
A. Haralson and the 11 Chiefs of divisions last
night and informed them that their resigna
tions to date from July 1 yould be agreeable to
him. All of the officials wiH comply with the
request They are all Democrats. There was
no previous notice. It was considered fust that
competent officials should be given less than a
week to arrange their affairs preparatory to
leaving tbe public service,
Somo of tbe removed officials secured their
S laces through Democrats who were very in
uentlalat that time. Ex-Attorney General
Garland recommended one; another was the
son of ex-Congressman Leacb, of North Caro
lina; another is tbe brother-in-law of Governor
Gordon, of Georgia. The places of the officials
were "wanted." That is the sole cause for re
moval. No explanation is given of these dis
missals except this statement attributed to
General Coulter: "That's what we are here
for," he remarked when questioned as to the
requests made for tho resignations, "and it is
about time that the men who did the born
blowing during the last campaign should have
.something to sbow for their labor."
When will the change take place?"
"After consultation with tbe Secretary of tbe
Treasury, it was deemed advisable to call for
the resignation of the Democratic incumbents
to take effect July 1. It was urged that they
should be allowed to complete the work of
their fiscal year which ends June SO, and the
Republicans will begin a new set of books after
that date. These positions are worth about
J2,C00 per annum, and in the cases of the'ehiefs
of division they are rated at the lowest figures.
Civil service reform cannot reach them, since
thev are not in the classified service."
"Has it been decided that a clean sweep of
Democratic office holders will be made at the
beginning of the fiscal year in the cases where
tbey occupy prominent positions similar to
those held by tbe deposed chiefs of divisions?"
"Appointments to the vacancies, while they
bavo not been definitely determined upon, will
probably be made by tbe Secretary of the
Treasury as speedily as possible."
NEW I0EK LIBEBALITT.
The Sum of $504,100 Raised In tbe Empire
.City for Johnstown's Relief.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch.
Nkw Yobk, June 25. The Finance Commit
tee of tbe Conemaugh Valley Relief Fund held
tbe first of Its weekly meetings In the Mayor's
office' to-day. General Sherman, Treasurer
Simmons, C. N. Bliss and Walter Stanton met
Mayor Grant there. Mr. Simmons reported
that tbe gross receipts of tbe committee bad
been 501,140 06, out of which $100,000 has been
forwarded by draft to Governor Beaver. A
letter was read from William E. Leavegood,
Burgess of Jersey Shore, west branch of the
Susquehanna river, stating that the people
there bad suffered severe damage from floods,
and that about $3,500 of relief funds would be
tbe means of doing a great deal of good. Mr.
Leavegood was referred to Governor Beaver.
Mr. Stanton reported the receipt of a request
from Governor Beaver for portable bouses.
The committee discussed the request very
fully, and decided to make no change in the
policy they have hitherto adheied to, of rais
ing and caring for tbe money at this end, but
of leaving all of the responsibility of its expend
iture with the Pennsylvania officials and com
mitteemen. AH of tbe information in the pos
session of the New York committee in relation
to tbe places were portable houses are made
and their prices was sent on to the Governor.
Tho sum of 1.000 was appropriated to A.
Schwab's committee on transportation and re
lief. Mr. Schwab bad an application for relief
yesterday from Abraham Cohen, a clothing
merchant of Johnstown, who bad secured as
surance of credit from tbo bouses with whom
he had previously done bnslness, but bad no
money to get home. Mr. Schwab offered him
a ticket and some money, but be would accept
nothing but a railroad ticket.
By a dramatic performance by a Hebrew
troupe, under the auspices of the VoUuaivo
cat, in Poole's Theater, on Thursday last, $287
was realized for the Johnstown sufferers. Cor
oner Levy will send the money direct to Gov
Want bnt Little of Belot.
Trom the London Globe. 1
At tbe end of tbe performance. In London, of
the play which Mr. Sydney Grundy has founded
on a novel by Adolph Belot, one of the specta
tors was heard to murmur:
We want but little of Belot,
Nor want that little long.
An Unusual Sight.
JTrom Le Chat Noir.
The usual actor's hose on top of a mint julep
looks very like a poppy in a bunch of ferns.
A baseball flew o'er tbe fields one day.
A tennis ball passed near by:
"Why, where are you flying so fast away!"
The tennis ball paused to cry.
' 'A pitcher brought me to this, ' he said,
"A temperance one, at that;
lie burled me forth with an aching head
I've Just come oft" a1 bat."
Then the tennis ball laughed In abolstcronsway,
' As though he would burst Ills Jacket, -,
1 44Than'fiava w vi.vf llniMMtAUVhic
Flfor I'm going off on-a'ricVuctJ!'i3sS:l?2
lart jreewig omwt
THE WHIRL OP GOTHAM.
He Conldn't Ran tbe Town.
IXEWTOEK BUBZAU 8FECIALS.1
.New Yobk, June 23. George Spencer, Just
oat of Sing Sing prison, knocked his sister
down because she told him be was drank.
Then he kicked in tbe door of Mrs. Eliza
Smith's flat, threw her washtubs and crockery
out of tbe third story window, and put her
clock in the stove. A policeman was attracted
to Mrs. Smith's room by tbe racket. Spencer
ran to tbo roof with tbe policeman after him.
The men ran half a block over roofs, and then
Spencer slipped down a scuttle. Tbe police
man started down top just as Spencer began to
pull away the ladder. A blow from tbe officer's
club smashed Spencer's fingers. He let go,
ran down stairs and out tbe back door. After
scrambling over a dozen fences just an inch or
two bevond the reach of tbe officer's dob, tbe
fugitive reached tbe street and scurried off.
The policeman jumped into an empty buggy,
drove after him, and at the end of a tussle, in
which both got bloody faces, carried bis pris
oner off to jalL
Caught by Little Cnpld.
John McGee.a real cowboy, has been ap
pointed a patrolman on tbe police force, and
will be given a beat on tbe East Side. McOee
was with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and
should have sailed for Europe with the combi
nation, but was caught by a pretty little
Gotham girl whom be stopped over to many.
He Is 27 years of age, over 6 feet high, and
wears bis hair long.
Teaching; Them a Lesson.
v Henry A. Maas,J tbe 19-year-old boy who was
arrested last night for wholesale frauds on bis
father's business friends and other firms with
wbich the family had account by means of $100
checks with tbe old gentleman's name on, was
in court to-day. He was very elegantly dressed
in black cheviot, patent leather shoes, silk bat
and tan colored gloves. In addition to the city
people he defrauded a Troy hotel man was also
favored with some of the $100 slips of paper.
Alibis victims told their stories in court but
the young man simply remarked that they de
served to lose a little for their carelessness in
business. Pretty chorus glc-'s and, the races
were responsible for tbe dao-cial difficulties
that led young Maas to forge bis father's signa
ture. Tbe matter will be adjusted and tbe
But Ho Noticed It.
Admiral Porter passed through the city this
morning en route to Newport. He remarked to
a reporter that General Butler's last attack
upon him was beneath his notice.
Sbo Walked In Her Sleep.
Mrs. Anna Doves, a somnambulist, walked
down Fulton street at 1 o'clock this morning in
her night dress, bare footed andbatless. She
fainted when awakened by a policeman. When
revived at the station house she was taken
home in a cab.
TO COLLECT FOSSIL EE1IAINS.
The Princeton Scientific Expedition Leaves
far Oregon Under Prof. Scott.
Peincetos, June 25. The Princeton College
Scientific Expedition has left here for the
West The patty includes Prot. William B.
Scott, of the departments of geology and
paleontology; J. Warne Phillips, '8t; A. M. Mil
ler, '&; F. Kneeland, '89; C. D. Van Wagenen,
'89; George Edwards, '89; Maitland Alexander,
!89;C. a Webelacker, 'S3; David Bovalrd, '89;
H. M. S11L '89, and "Victor Kauffman. '89. They
will arrive in Baker City, Ore., about July 1.
Here, taking a cook and a guide, the party will
carry their outfit by wagons to Canon City.
Thence they will proceed 75 miles toward the
southeast to tbe John Day region, where they
will hunt for fossils.
The formation here is at the latemiocene
period, and, though the hulk of the fossils
found will undoubtedly be camlvora. Prof.
Scott hopes to discover deposits that will throw
light upon certain disputed points with regard
to the ancestry of the elepbant. He also in
tends to Investigate the nature of the geo
logical strata of the regions, with the purpose
of finding tbeir relation to the surrounding
strata. A geological survey of that part of
Oregon will be made by two of the party who
have just graduated from the John C. Green,
School of Science. The main object of the ex
pedition Is to collect fossils for tbe biological
museum of the college, which, through the
energy of ProfS. Scotland Osborn, and of Dr.
F. C. Hill, contains to-day the greatest col
lection of mounted American fossils In tbe
world. These gentlemen are also getting ready
for publication a work upon American fossil
mammalia, wbich is expected to be an authori
ty in that department.
DOING A BUSHING BDSINE8S.
Johnstown JJnnks In n Remarkably
rrcoM a STArr coRnisroxDENT.
JOHN STOwif, June 25. The Johnstown banks
continue to do a rushing business. From tbe
time they are opened until doted a Steady
stream of people pours In. The financial con
dition of tbe banks is assured, and tbe citizens
have the greatest confidence in the integrity of
"I wish I bad $10,000 Invested in the First Na
tional," said Captain Kuehn to-day. "I would
not want a safer investment. Tbey did a com
mercial bnslness altogether, and their losses
are nothing at all. I have money deposited in
the Savings Bank, and am not afraid of it
Tbey have over $100,000 securities, consisting
of good mortgages on the land. The flood does
not affect tbeir financial standing."
Pleasure nnd Profit In Earope.
The cadets of Trinity Hall, Washington, Pa.,
will do pleased to learn tbat their rector. Rev.
P. S. Mesny, is undertaking a trip which will
prove as beneficial to bis pupils as to himself.
While in Europe bo Intends visiting and bor
rowing valuable Ideas from tbe celebrated
schools of Rugby. Harrow and Eaton. He has
had a most successful academical year. Two
of his pupils have succeeded in passing the
university matriculation examination. One of
them is Captain William Abel, of Pittsburg;
the other Lieutenant Beall, of Uniontown.
During the rector's absence the Rev. F. C.
Cowper, ot Washington, Pa., will attend to bis
CUBI0US CHINESE CUSTOMS.
The highest ambition of a Chinaman Is to
have a nice coffin and, a fine funeral.
When a Chinaman expects a present and it
does not dome he sends one of lesser value.
A previous acquaintance between the male
and female prevents tbem from marriage.
For this reason a man seldom weds a girl ot bis
Mb wear long petticoats and carry fans,
while tbe women wear short jackets and carry
canes. Boats are drawn by horses, carriages
move by sails.
When a Chinaman desires a visitor to dine
with him be does not ask him to do so, but
when he does not wish him to stay he puts the
question: "Won't you stay and dine with mo,
please?" The visitor will then know he Is not
If a Chinaman desires the death of an enemy
he goes and hangs' himself upon tbat enemy's
door.' It is considered a sure way to kill not
only tbat particular enemy, but members ot
his entire family will ,be in Jeoparday of losing
Ik China one can always borrow money on
the strength of having a son, but nobody wonld
advance blm a cent if be bad a dozen daugh
ters. Tbe former is responsible for tbe debt of
his father for three generations. The latter i3
only responsible for the debts of her own hus
band. . Old men play ball and fly kites, while chil
dren fold their arms and look on. Old women
instead of the younir, are tbe idols of society.
Lovemaklng is. only done three days before
marriage. It is not only considered the safest
way to get ahead of a rival, but the surest way
to get a wife without losing much time.
Whes a Chinaman meets another ho shakes
and squeezes bis own bands and covers his
bead. If great friends bad not seen each other
fora long time tbey would rub shoulders until
they got tired. Instead of asking each other's
health they would say: "Howls your stom
ach?" or "Have you eaten your rice?" "How
old are you?" "How much did you pay for
A sios man's servant gets no salary, yet
many are the applicants; while big salaries are
'paid to tbe servants of the common people, but
few make applications. Tbe perquisites of the
former often inoro than triple tbo salaries of
the latter, which is tho sole reason of these
differences. To encourage honesty and sin-ccrity.-coufidential
clerks and salesmen In all
branches of industry, receive an annual net per
An oak tree is growing out of the)
branches of a China tree on Mr. Hlllman'i
places in Greene county, Ga.
An eel suicided in Forsyth county, Ga,,
the other day. It booked itself, and failing to
effect its release, deliberately tied itself around
the rope In a hard knot, thereby choking Itself
Bees settled in the top of J. W. Hender
son's dwelling, near Atlanta, Ga., eight years
ago. and were not disturbed until day before
yesterday, when tbe gable end was torn off and
the entire roof founa filled with boney.
A man in Australia has discovered a
process by which ho can season freshly cut
Australian lumber in less tban seven days.
Tbis seems hardly credible, as heretofore it has
required several years. Steam Is one of the
Three boys, who had sought refuge from
the storm the other afternoon in a barn in
Chester connty, were stunned by lightning;
which struck the opposite end of tbe building.
A cow was killed and a horse paralyzed by tbo
shock. Fortunately tbe lightning did not set
fire to the barn.
"Put a penny in and you will have a
surprise," says tbe legend on the latest form of
automatic machine. When one nas been -unwise
enough to comply with this invitation,
one receives a card on which is printed, "Yoa
give me a penny and 1 give you nothing In re
turn. You are surprised. VoUaf
A curious feature in ornithology is re-,
ported from Ecklngton. Yorkshire, England,
where a hen has hatched two chickens from
one egg; both chickens being in a perfect state
except tbat tbey are joined together on one
side of the membranes of tbe wing. Beyond
this tbey walk about and feed In the usual
State Geologist George H. Cook, of New
Brunswick, N. J., reports a number of inter
esting discoveries in fossils recently made.
Besides numerous foot-prints, leaves and other
remains of prehistoric days, several fossil fishes
have been discovered at Boonton, and in a
quarry at Belleville two skeletons of an animal
greatly resembling the horned toad of the
Mrs. Sallie Hansford, of Oglethorpe
county, Georgia, who makes a living on her
farm in tbe Salem neighborhood for herself
and children, has in her possession a pair of
small scissors tbat her late husband picked up
on the battlefield In Pennsylvania during tbe
war. She says she has bad them In constant
use ever since, and they are good for many
years to come.
A great impetus has been given to
Russian industries within tbe last 10 or 15 years.
Thus, in la75 all the cotton mills In that coun
try contained about 2,000 000 spindles, while
there are now, according to tbo latest reports,
115,000,000 spindles, divided between 67 mills.
Tbe number of cotton weaving establishments
in Russia is said to be 1SS. giving employment
to more than 80,000 bands, the total annual
production beingestimatedat 54,000,000 roubles.
In 1881 there were only two Christian
endeavor societies in existence, having a mem.
bershlpof 68. Now there are 6,500 societies
with a membership of 400,000, and societies are
being organized at the rate of 100 a week. The
international convention ot the societies,
which is to be held in Philadelphia, July 9, 10
and 11, promises to De tbe largest and most en
thusiastic convention ever held, and the largest
delegate convention of any kind ever held in
At the brickyard near Macon, Ga., last
week, two moccasins were seen engaged in
moral combat Two others, apparently inter
ested, stood on either side of tbe reptiles. The
sentries or seconds were in a coil, with their
heads erect A negro laborer watched the
fight for 15 minutes. The snakes would wrao
about each other, bite and strike at each other,
and lash the ground around with tbeir tails.
Finally tne negro killed the duelists, principals
Says a clock manufacturer: "The dial
of the clocks which we make for China is
marked. In lieu of figures, with characters
which, I suppose, mean something to them.
They don't to me. There are three circles of
characters, the inner onobaving eight divisions,
the next one 12 and the outermost 24. There
are two hands, tbe shortest one making a revo
lution every two hours, while the long takes 24
hours to get around. But how they compute
time by these is a Chinese puzzle."
M. AssiefT, a young Russian officer of
dragoons has jnst performed an extraordinary
felt: he has ridden from Pultava to Paris in 33
days, by way of Kleff. Cracow, Bohemia, Darm
stadt, Luxemburg, and Rneims. This throws
other feats of the kind into the shade; and the
Viennese.TrtioisnowenToutefrom the Aus
trian to the French metropolis in a cab a mat
ter of 20 days will be rather disappointed when
he arrives in Paris to find that he has been
forestalled by tbe "bold dragoon" hailing from
the Steppes of Muscovy,
A curious discovery has just been made
at Vimoutleri. France, by a peasant living in
the village of Cutesson. He was digging in his
field when the ground suddenly gave way, and
befell into a hole ten feet in depth. The
peasant had accidently lighted upon a subter
ranean, chamber, tbe existence of wbich was
not even suspected by tbe country people. On
examination a number of human bones par
tially petrified were found in an adjoining
vault constructed in the form of a circle. Tbe
bones are of exceptionally large dimension',
and appear to have belonged to a race of gigan
tic stature and great breadth ot frame. In
fact the persons who hava studied tbe case on
the spot are of opinion that the bodies must
have been interred in this burial place at a
very remote period.
A curious accident, which unhappily
proved fatal, has befallen M. Bontet an artist
residing in Paris. M. Boutetwas working in
his studio, when, inconvenienced by the sun,
he asked his servant to get on the roof and pass
a light linen covering over tho glass. As the
woman was arranging this awning she slipped,
and, falling through the glass, alighted on the
table at which hermaster was seated. Oddly
enough she sustained no injury worth mention
ing. M. Bontet however, was not so fortunate.
A pieco of the broken glass struck bim.on the
neck, sovering an artery. He tried to staunch
the blood, and failing, ran out of tbe bonse in
the direction of a neighboring druggist's shop,
but he fell down fainting ere he reached tbe
place, and two hours afterward he breathed
REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER.
Language isn't a part of speech; it's the
whole of it
Children cry for the moon. Men want
AmanJoes'nt feel in the least inflated
I when blwn up by his wife.
The first chapter in the history of a young
woman's love is chap. won.
"When the small boy gets a new pair ol
shoes there is something new under the son.
There is a good deal of humor written on
tbe sublect of marriage; but after all matrimonial
matches should not be made ligbt of.
There are nice little pretty green oases all
through the desert or life, bnt the fat man who
breaks a suspender while running to catch a train
can' t be persusd ed of this. "-
SWEZT SUMMER. .f
The grass is green up on the lawn,
And Jane her sonny forces musters;
And overcoats are put in pawn.
And taken oat are linen 'dusters. , .
THE AHATETTtt GARDESEB.
For a deadly revenge he pants,
A s we see by his terrible frown ;
Tbe hens are destroying bis plants
As fast as he puts them down.
The days are here again for sport;
Bow welcome's the vacation
for teachers, boys and glrb-in short,
The bored of education.
A Philadelphia chemist claims to have
discovered a new method of distilling whisky, or
In other words, a process by which whlsxy can be
made from water by the admixture of certain oils,
a new way we suppose of aulxoll to stlUtho
said the photographer to tbe pretty young lady ss
he prepared to unmask his camera, "for you can
not look anything else than pleasant" Andthls
observation so pleased her that she smUed aU over
and the picture was a great success.
THE If XW3 07 THE DAT,
The breath of June is in the air,
y onnf annles are the trees on.
The skies are blue, the days are fair,
We've reached tbeiummer season.
Near closing are the public schools,
The bees are gathering honey.
The boys are buying baseball pools
And losing lots of money.
Correct Diagnosis. Doctor (feeelingJpSl
tlent's pnlse)-What la your nMum;DHy
p. Mint' t wlfoTTff lis merchant-
lV-Ilas he been overworking hlmselfof kfer
P. W.-N'ot that 1 ara aware or. "gg
IK rmmlflg'lv) Hlnffnlar. . nsH
P. W.-He bought n amateur pfcctofrofcer'a .
wrtflttbisweek, aadbe la ""fflff" J!