Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 27, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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roBAKES nr tee field.
The action of tbe Ohio Republican Con
vention in renominating Governor Foraker
yesterday indicates that this strong partisan
and persistent tighter has not lost his hold
upon the Republican organization in that
State. This trill be the fourth time Foraker
has gone into the field as the Republican
candidate, and if he is elected it will be his
third term in the position,
Roman has been more thoroughly at
tached by his political opponents than
Foraker, and yet no man has thrived better
Tinder abnse. Some characteristic possibly
that of putting his political ideas in very
outspoken language, has made the Governor
an especial object of attack by the Democ
racy. But that he has prospered under tbe
treatment is proved by the fact that his
only defeat was, as stated by his opponent,
Governor Hoadley, at the end of his term,
inflicted upon him by means of ballot box
"We do not regard Foraker as an ideal
character by any means. He is a politician,
and above all things a partisan. But be is
an outspoken and frank partisan and a gal
lant fighter. His ability to rise promptly
to the occasion was displayed by his prompt
shipments of tents to shelter the Johnstown
sufferers, while our own State' administra
tion was engaged in convincing itself that
, there had been a calamity. It will not do
for the Democrats to conclude that his de
feat is a foregone conclusion. It may be a
possibility, but it will take the best element
of Democratic 'management to secure that
As between Foraker and the boodle wing
of the Ohio Democracy, the Ohio public
will not be subject to blame if it prefers
The accident on the Pennsylvania Bail
road, near Latrobe, yesterday, by which
nearly a score were killed or injured, seems
from the accounts that are received, to have
been an example of the fearful calamities
that can result from a very slight over
sight. Two or three cars are left by a
Pitching engine so near the main track,
that a passing freight strikes them and is
wrecked; and another train passing on
another track at the same time is involved
in the disaster with a fearful loss of life.
So far as can be perceived, no shortcomings
on the part of the management of the road
can be charged with the responsibility; but
a fatal mistake was made by someone in
the switching crew. The Pennsylvania
Railroad has had a wonderful record in
maintaining a high standard of safety; and
no one will be more urgent than its officers
in supporting measures to prevent the
repetition of snch a disaster.
That Cronin murder has been productive
of many roorbacks, and the last story with
regard to the discovery ot evidence concern
ing it, may be not much more authentic
than many of its predecessors. The nature
of this story is, however, bf such a charac
ter as to command the public attention, and
to make it exceedingly important if the evi
dence reported to be in the hands of the
authorities is produced at the trial. Briefly
the story is that evidence has been furnished
to the State's Attorney at Chicago that
Camp Ko. 20 of the Clan-na-Gael held a
trial of Dr. Cronin as a British spy, and
convicted him without hearing any defense,
or even notifying him of the trial. The con
viction having been secured, and no one
volunteering to perform the murder which
was tbe penalty of the alleged offense, lots
were drawn to designate those who should
act as the agents of the secret order in
taking the life ofthe supposed offender.
If evidence is produced that we have in
this country secret organizations, which, by
star chamber proceedings assume the right
of decreeing the penalty ot 'death, it
will stimulate the public to de
cided measures in favor of the sup-
, pression of all such organizations. What
ever the characterorpurposes of such orders,
the assumption of such a power of life and
death places it in open antagonism to the
laws of this country. Whether socialistic,
anarchistic, professedly for revolutionary
schemes in other countries, or merely
social, all secret organizations should
understand that they must be governed by
tbe laws of the land. It is not necessary to
condemn the Clan-na-Gael beiore the evi
dence is produced, but it is well to have the
principle clearly defined that the rights and
thelawsof the American people are supreme
over any other considerations in this country.
A singular view of the sugar duty, but
what appears to be the regular Democratic
one, is set forth by the esteemed Philadel
phia Record, which quotes a very outspoken
article of the New York Tribune as "show
ing unusual sagacity in trying to get itself
out,and to lead its party out from under the
weight of the obnoxious Sugar Trust."
After which the esteemed Record heartily
indorses tbe idea of "reducing the duties
on refined sugar so as to barely cover the
duty on raw sugar." Since the Sugar Trust
has the universal control of refining in this
country, why not rednce the duties on all
classes of sugar so as to admit of their gen
eral importation, and adopt the Republican
plan of encouraging the production of
sugar where it is necessary, by a bounty on
the sugar itself? The regulation Demo
cratic view is very plainly to the effect that
protection, which is a rank injustice when
applied to Northern industries, must be
rigidly maintained for the benefit of Demo
' cratic sugar raisers.
- "We are, sorry to see a remark credited to
.Judge Cooler, ot the Inter-State Commerce
Committee, to the effect that tbe commission,
has no concern with the prosecution of of
fenders against the inter-State commerce
act A juster view, although rather incon
sistent with this declaration, is afiorded by
the Judge's recent telegram to the United
States District Attorney at St. Paul, order
ing the prosecutions of the officials of a
railroad which has been shipping goods' at
less than the published rate. The Commis
sion is interested in the honest enforcement
ofthe law, or at least it should be. "While
that body can only act officially in the
methods authorized by the law, its members
arc qualified as citizens to take such action
for its enforcement, as is in harmony with
the statute. It is certainly plain enough
that commissioners who can consult with
railway officials as to the kind of combina
nation with which the latter can get around
the law, might,more consistently with their
position, act in favor of punishing persis
tent and wanton violations of that statute.
It seems that the nervous irritation which
has appeared in various quarters at different
states of discussion of Johnstown matters
leads occasionally to profitless loss of tem
per. The charge by the Chairman of the
Belief Committee yesterday, Mr. McCreery,
that the reporters who sent word that some
Johnstown people were complaining of the
wooden houses deliberately falsified is a
case in point. It is due to tbe representa
tives ofthe Pittsburg papers who have been
stationed at Johnstown to recognize that
their wort has been in the main careful and
conscientious; but in any event why should
they go to the trouble of inventing a state
ment of that sort ? No doubt some ofthe
vast quantity of Johnstown news which has
been printed in all the newspapers since the
disaster may give facts which are unpleas
ant or represent views which are unreason
able, or state imperfectly questions in dis
pute ; but to impute to the reporters respon
sibility for this is idle nonsense, and, what
is worse, in rather bad taste. The workers
for the press are usually single-minded
and faithful in the discharge of their duties.
They are not always infallible, but with all
due respect to that hard-working body, the
Belief Committee, it is doubtful if its own
members could have given as fair and gen
erally as accurate an account of things as
the Pittsburg reporters at Johnstown have
done since Kay 31.
Much of the criticism relative to the re
lief movement, as The .dispatch has
heretofore stated, has been doubtless the re
sult of reaction after the extreme nervous
tension in all quarters following the dis
aster. Scores of letters finding fault with
this, that cr the other thing have found
their way to this office, and many of them
have gone into the waste basket, because we
recognized that in some instances they were
trivial, in some clearly unjust, and in most
of them loss of temper was only too visible,
so that their publication would hinder
rather than help the common cause of ex
peditious and efficient relief. Expressions
of opinion on occasions like that at John
stown are easy, and language is cheap; but
level-headed people who desire to be help
ful find it best to keep cool, and only criti
cise when imperative necessity demands.
It certainly has not been the reporters on
the newspapers twho have furnished the
fault-finding,.thougb, where it occurs point
edly, they may mention' it as an item of the
news. "With the amplest opportunities for
that sort of thing, their good sense usually
instructs them to keep to pertinent facts,
and to exhibit a carefulness of statement
which can probably be found nowhere ex
cepting in the newspapers. The report of
dissatisfaction with the wooden houses is a
small matter, but it furnishes a timely text
for rebuking the too frequent and flagrant
tendency to find fault with the reporters
who, as a class, are hard-working, con
scientious, nndas keenly sensitive as any
people can be te their responsibilities.
Ex-Senator Cameron has passed away at
the ripe old age of 90 years. In many
respects his career was remarkable. Of
humble birth, his early years were spent in
a struggle against poverty. Gifted with
foresight and shrewdness, he soon won his
way to affluence and power. For more than
CO years he was a conspicuous figure in
State and national politics. The greatest
men of the land respected his wisdom and
sought his advice. Boscoe Conkling said
he was the wisest politician he ever knew.
Abraham Lincoln had the highest confi
dence in him, and turned to him for counsel
in the most trying period in our national
history. It was not the tactics of a shallow
politician that made him a party leader, but
his own sound sense and his consistent,
unwavering course in the way that he be
lieved to be right
He was a Pennsylvania, and always
faithful to the interests of his native State.
He was popular with his constituents, for he
knew the wants ofthe people and kept them
constantly m view. His hold upon the
masses, strong as it was, was readily ac
counted for by those who knew him inti
mately. He helped to make history, as few
men have done, and even those who were
his political enemies, can scarcely fail to.
recognize his talents and to honor his mem
ory. Ii is rather surprising to find our bright
cotemporary, the Chicago Herald, congratu
lating the remote city of Seattle that no
word can be found to rhyme with its name.
The rhymster who would require more than
a short battle, to make such rhymes rattle
would be a very unique kind of poetical
Ox Monday of this week the bright Mail
declared with regard to Governor Foraker,
that "it is doubtful if be wh"o a year ago
owned Ohio, can get tbe nomination of his
party for the second ten?, usually accorded
by courtesy;" aad attributed it to "un
abated egotism," in combination with "ex
treme gall and short-sighted asininity of
method." The obstinacy of political events
is shown by the fact that two days after this
sweeping declaration of Foraker's political
extinction, the Ohio convention nominated
that politician on tbe second ballot with a
general stampede to his support The
esteemed Hail will doubtless be thoroughly
convinced that "extreme gall and short
sighted asininity" are prevalent influences
in Ohio politics; but it should also recog
nize the demonstration of the great principle
that no one prophesies so safely, as he who
waits until 'after the event
It is interesting to learn that the pro
posed Pottery Trust will be encouraged by
"American lovers of art." The artistic
work of the trust will evidently be in the
line of making each piece of pottery so
costly that none but the wealthy can afford
to buy it, and keep it as a unique article of
The effort that is being made to secure a
pardon for tbe notorious desperado, Bobert
Younger, wbo is now confined on a life sen
tence for murder in Minnesota, is based upou
the fact that his numerous cold-blooded
crimes were Committed 'ten or' twelve years
ago. The theory that robberies and murders
committed in the last decade do not count
may be in accordance with the precedents
that are being established nowadays; but if
the rule becomes universal it will afford a
very good argument m favor of hanging our
murderers promptly after the commission of
each deed.
TnE case ot young Flann seems to balance
pretty closely with some of the reported
prizes drawn from lotteries a few months
ago, and leave a large balance for the un
accounted for expenditures of the other fools
who threw away their money on the lottery
A flippant cotemuorary, in comment
ing upon the fact that President Harrison
declined the other day to let the badge of
the Patriotic Sons of America be pinned
npon his coat, said: "President Harrison's
father was elected to Congress several times
as a Know-Nothing." Supposing the fact to.
be true, should not the President's course
be recognized as establishing a gratifying
independence ofthe precedent set by his an
cestor? The success that has attended the experi
ment in Allegheny City of drilling artesian
wells in the park for furnishing pure drink
ing waterwill warrant Pittsburg in adopting
thatmethod to introduce a little variety in its
water supply when it gets some parks.
A eathee queer statement was quoted in
the House of Lords the other day -to the
effect that 20,000 tuns of bad rum and gin are
sold every year along 250 miles of the "West
African coast by merchants who are alleged
to be "excellent men and many of them sin
cere Christians." If true, the statement is
calculated to give the world new light on
what constitutes sincere Christianity and
excellent humanity.
The way in which the crowned heads of
Europe are biting their thumbs at each
other, is calculated to arouse the suspicion
that they all want to get increased appro
priations for their army budgets.
THEappearance of someth'ing like typhoid
fever at Johnstown suggests the possibility
that a premature confidence was felt in the
thorough sanitation of that place. The full
developments of the illness which has at
tacked several of the laborers there will be
waited for with interest, and in the mean
time the precautions against the spread of
the disease should be redoubled.
A new motor company shows that the
day of slow transit in Pittsburg is rapidly
drawing to its close..
The question whether Senator Chandler's
ears were really pulled or not is now occu
pying columns of editorial discussion be
tween the Atlanta Constitution and the
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. "When
great editors get to wrestling with vital in
terests of this sort the political atmosphere
becomes thick with the sound ofthe contest
"And the rain it raineth every day."
The oil market is still showing a dispo
sition to dance around like a hen on a hot
gridiron. The hot gridiron in this case is
the uncertainty as to what the Standard
will do after it takes the Producers' bundle
of oil, and gives that organization five cents
a barrel profit for carrying that stock nearly
a vear and a half.
It Is said tbat General Boulanger has grown
tired of London and contemplates making a
short trip to this country.
The Oriental gifts sent by tbe Sultan of
Morocco to Kaiser William U. turn out to have
been manufactured in Germany.
Mabtut Irons, who at the time of the strike
on the Gould lines five years ago was too arro
gant to grant General Manager Hoxle an inter
view, now earns a scanty living from a little
frnlt stand in St Louis.
Jacques Meyer, the bncket shop broker of
Paris, has been sentenced to one year's impris
onment and fined 51,000. Christine Nilsson was
let in lor nearly 30,000, and Mademoiselle Jane
Hading also for a considerable amount.
Emperor William has commissioned Koch
to paint a pictnre representing the scene at the
moment when he led tbe Foot Guards past his
father at Charlottenburg on May 18, 1888. This
was the only occasion upon which Frederick
Inspected the troops as Emperor.
It Is generally believed by ex-Secretary Bay
ard's neighbors that be will soon re-enter poli
tics, beginning with the next State campaign in
Delaware. Just at present, however, he seems
to be wholly engrossed with his domestic
affairs and in improving bis residence at Dela
moro. The Crown Princess Stephanie, ot Austria,
is soon to leave Vienna for the Riviera and for
Switzerland, where a villa is being bnilt for
ber on the shores oT Lake Lucerne. The honse
in which her dissipated husband killed himself
at Meyerllng has been pulled down by the or
der of the Emperor, with the hope that the
midnight tragedy 'may be the sooner forgotten.
Tennyson was always absent minded and
the progress of time brings him no relief in
this respect It is told of the poet that once
when in full conversation with Bobert Brown
ing he said, apparently apropos debottes, "I
wonder how Browning's getting on?" "Why,"
exclaimed Robert, "I am Browning." "Non
sensel" replied Tennyson, with almost an at
tempt at roguish raillery; "I know the fellow
well, so yon can't tell me yen are he."
General Simon Cameron's secret of suc
cess was that he never acted without knowing
all the facts obtainable. Although a desperate
and shrewd fighter he seldom wasted his efforts
in support of weak men. Here is his own ex
planation: "When I found tbe man who was
pretty sure to win with the little support I could
give him he was made the Cameron candidate.
I got all the predit for the victory, and tbe can
didate himself believed that his success was
entirely attributable to me.""
Says tbe London Globe; When a festival
occurs only once in ten years it is rather vexa
tious to have it interfered with, as was the case
with the Passion play at Oberammergau in 1870.
Preparations are on footnow to have it enacted
with great eclat in ISM, but there are prophets
of evil who are confident that tbe same canso
as on tbat occasion will this time interfere with
the performance. The cause referred to was
the Franco-Prussian war. Even those who are
not deeply interested in a reproduction of a
pastime of tbe Middle Ages under the electric
light, would devoutly pray for its success If a
European war is tbe only obstacle likely to
wreck it
The Knights of St. John.
"Washington, June 28. At to-day's session
of the Roman Catholic Union of the Knights
of St John the selection of the place of next
meeting resulted in the choice of Columbus,
O. Officers were elected as follows: Supreme
Spiritual Director, Bishop Watterson, of Col
umbus; Supreme Commander, John Schneler,
of Rochester, N. Y.: First Vice President L.
J. Herhert, ot Washington: Secretary, Tim
othy J. Nolan, of Cleveland; Treasurer, George
J. ilathison, of Parkersburg, W. Va.
Mysterious Flotsam and Jetsam.
Vineyard HAVEN,MABSJune 24 Several
empty crockery crates constitute the only new
wreckage found on the Nantucket shoro to
day. Mr. R, Eawley, of the Anchor line, is at
Nantucket endeavoring to ascertain tbe iden
tity of the steamer Victoria from which tho
wreckage comes. He says the first bills of
lading found were from tbe Anchor line
steamer and were tbrown overboard. Of tbe
last ones he knows notMng.
Let Iho Electrician Tnko If.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
To believe all tbat the electricians say, one
would supoosethat being struck by lightning
was wholesome hygienic exercise.
A No-Llcnie Result A Good Judge of
Oratory Brldso Approaches On Still
Life Subjects.
"I AM very much inclined to doubt" said a
man of high standing in the financial world
yesterday, "tho wisdom of Judge 'White in de
priving a ward in this city of liquor-selling
privileges. There Is a ward in this city to
which Judge White refused to grant any saloon
license at all. Yesterday a reputable man to
show the resnlts, which I had doubted, ot this
rcpiessive policy took ina over the ward and
showed me no less than 12 "speak-easies,' or un
licensed saloons. This is a solid, indisputable
Perhaps some of the people interested in the
question will stop to think over this little ex
ample of cause and effect The exact truth of
it can be vouched for.
At a scholastic commencement the other
night in this city there arose a hot dispute over
the decision in an oratorical contest. The re
lations and friends ot the young girl who bad
been defeated in the contest protested pro
digiously. Especially one old lady was noticeable in her
energetic objections to tbe medal being
awarded accordins to the judges' decision. She
was the defeated girl's mother. Over and over
again I heard ber say: "I know my daughter's
tbe best speaker much the best"
I was amused to discover that the good old
lady who was so positive of ber daughter's su
periority in oratorical powers was absolutely
stone deaf.
There Is somebope for tbe unfortunate Pat
terson building on Sixth street at last Two
first-class commercial interests have located
their headquarter in two of the .vacant stores,
in which at no distant date a disreputable sa
loon and a more disreputable dime museum
held sway.
It is a great pity tbat Sixth street does not
take on a better appearance near the suspen
sion bridge. The approaches to bridges,however,
do not seem to be favored by first-class stores
In this city or in many other cities I have seen.
In London, even, the same peculiarity is notice
able; generally the part of a street nearest to
a bridge is the least valuable. But on Sixth
street the lower side of tbe bridge approach on
the Pittsburg side is abutted upon by good
There is an impression that Manager
Gnlick has gone to Europe. This is not accu
rate. At present and, as I understand, for all
summer, Mr. Gulick Is with his charming wife
at Lake Mahopac, New York State.
Tbe dramatic editors, it may also be noticed,
are spending their spare time in Pittsburg, a
pleasant village at the junction of the yellow
Allegheny and the sweet-sounding Mononga
hela. They will mostly stay there all sum
mer. V
A PICTUKE I noticed yesterday in a store
window on Wood street brought to my mind a
suggestion that a somewhat distinguished
artist once made to me.
The picture simply held up for exhibition a
bottle of beer, a very poor cigar, bread and
cheese and a newspaper of the last century.
It was of still life studies of this sort that my
friend said: "Never group things in a picture
of still life that are presumably to, appeal to
their appetites. If you are faithful to nature
you will tickle the spectator's stomach; if yon
are untrue you will sicken him. You won't
touch his artistic sensibility at all."
Prizes Awarded for Winner In Debate,
Ornloryj Rending, Etc.
Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatcn.
California, PA., June 26. No event of the
year at the California Normal School awakens
so much interest or attracts so many people, as
the "annual contest," which occurs ou the
evening before commencement. This year
proved to be no exception to the rule. Tho
contest to-night was one of the best ever held
at the school. The judges selected were
Rev. T. N. Boyle. D. D., of Braddock: Rev.
A. 8. Mulholland, D. D., of Unlontown, and E.
F. Acheson, Esq., editor of the Washington
Observer. The contests were on five exercises
reading, essay, oration, recitation and debate.
For the Fbilomatbean Society, Miss Georgio
McKown, of Allegheny City, read "Brother
Ben;" Miss AnnaJBerthel, ofMtPleasantread
an essay on "The Spirit of the Leaf;" Mr. P.
AI. Weadell. of West Newton, delivered an
oration on "What it is to be an American,-"
Miss Minnie Paxton, of California, recited "Tbe
Doom of Claudius and Cynthia," and Mr. Moses
Lowers, of Woods' Run, discussed the negative
of the question, "Is the virtual disfranchise
ment of many of the negroes of the Sonth a po
litical necessity and therefore justifiable?"
The Clionlan Society was represented by Miss
Bertha Carroll, of West Alexander, who read
"Van Bibber's Rock;" Miss Catharine Darsie,
of California, In an essay on "The Awaken
ing;" Mr. W. A. Powell, of California, In an
oration on "The Puritan Ideal;" Miss Florence
Burke, of Claysrillo, who recited the "Chariot
Race from Ben Hur." and Mr. E. L. Nichol
son, of Bentleysville, on the affirmative of the
Tbe judges awarded honors as follows : For
reaaing, Miss Carroll; essay, Miss Berthel; ora
tion, Mr. Weddell; recitation. Miss Burke; de
bate, Mr. lowers. Tho large chapel of tho
Normal School was crowded to its utmost capa
city. The literary exercises were Interspersed with
songs by Miss Belle McClintock, of Meadville,
and Miss Amelia Fee, of Connellsville. The
commencement exercises will begin to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock, and will be followed in
the afternoon by the class-dav exercises. For
the convenience of tbe crowds of people who
attend the exercises all trains are stopping at
tho corner of the Normal School grounds.
It Objects Strongly to Speculation In
Petroleum Fntares.
New York, June 26. Beginning to-morrow
the Consolidated Exchange in this city and tbe
Western Oil Exchanges will deal in petroleum
futures. The new move is not relished by tho
Standard Oil Company, and its brokers refuse
to trade in contracts for future delivery and
are joined by some of tho largest commission"
brokers. The New York Stock Exchange was
not recognized by the other exchanges in tbe
negotiations for tbe new arrangements, but it
made them aware that it would not listen to
any proposition for trading in options in crude
oil certificates of anything else. Members of
tbe New York Stock Exchange wbo are prom
inent in petroleum speculation control one
half of tbe outstanding certificates, and when
the new arrangement was agreed on they called
In a large amount of their certificates which
they had loaned to Western operators, and it
was this that caused the corner on Monday
and forced shorts to cover at 1 per barrel
No decision has yet been arrived at by the
Producers Union in regard to exercising the
option to put the 3,500.000 barrels carried by
them to the Standard Oil Comnany at 90. One
of tbe principal producers said to-day that an
outside syndicate was bidding on tho entire lot
and that it would be delivered to the highest
bidder. It is nnderstood that tbe outside syndi
cate is composed of members of the New York
Stock Exchange.
Sad Experlonco of Dirt. Chnrles Johnson,
Widow of a Prominent K. P.
MarshalltoWn, Iowa, June 26. Charles
Johnson, of this city, the well-known agent
of tho State Knights of Pythias Insurance As
sociation, died suddenly at Spirit Lake Monday
evening. He had been sick a week, but had
improved so much that his wife, who had gone
there to nurse him, returned to her home
here. Being notified of his death she went
after the body, but was not permitted to see it,
tbe report being started tbat be died of small
pox. She-claims tbat directly after her arrival
parties there fired the building in which John
son died, and It was burned, body and all. She
charges the attending physician with the deed.
There is a difference of opinion as to Johnson's
disease, and much excitement prevails. The
widow returned this morning prostrated with'
grief and horror.
81.000,000 for Flood Sufferers.
Harrisburo, Jane 26. Before the close of
this week tbe Governor's relief fund, made up
of contributionsfrom every State in the Union,
will have reached 1,000,000. Among the last
remittances is one from Little Rock, Ark
amounting to $3,995. The Relief Commission
appointed by Governor Beaver will meet in
this city to-morrow afternoon.
Hnlllns Through Ice.
Baltimore, June 20. Tho steamer Hun
garia. Captain Leithauser; arrived this morn
ing from Hamburg with101 immigrants. Tho
Captain reports on June 19 in latitude 45 19'
north, longitude 47 IT west the Huniraria
passed through an immense ice field. There
were six or seven oergs over ou loot in neignt,
and about 20 smaller ones, beside a considerable
quantity of drift ice.
Its Struggles Jo Renew Its Former Con
. dltlon Dissatisfaction With Some Plans
Sanitary Precautions Rough on Li
brariesPennsylvania Renewals.
Johnstown. June2& The Board of Inquiry
met this morning and appointed ten clerks to
push the. work of securing the names of sur
vivors for the. purpose of distributing the
money in the hands of the local committee on
a pro rata basis. They ordered posters to be
put np and a number of clanks to be prepared.
They will begin tbe work on Friday morning.
The Health of Johnstown.
Tho health of the flooded district continues
to bo excellent. The doctors state that it takes
typhoid germs about two weeks to develop.
Typhoid symptoms are common, but there is
no external evidence of an epidemic.
Doming Cherished Books.
Bev. Dr. Beale, Drs. Swan and Sheridan
burned tbeir libraries to-day to prevent all pos
sibility of disease. The books had been
drenched with wafer and were musty and
moldy. Dr. Beale value'd his library very high
ly. He had a complete list of tbe Princeton
review since its publication, but this valuable
collection was consigned to the flames with the
rest The doctors recotcmend that all damaged
books be burned at once, and tbe Sanitary
Corps are attending to this work. Dr. Beale
thinks he has distributed about 52,000 worth nf
clothing at the Presbj terlan headquarters. He
will make a full report of all the moneys re-
(0lVAri lllll fft.. nnt Inf..
Physicians Want to Resume.
Drs. Lowman and Sheridan, representing the
Johnstown physicians who are anxious to re
sume their practices, suggested to General
Hastings that the Red Cross people leave the
town. The doctors appreciate their noble
work, but they think the time has come when
the local doctors can take care of all the sick.
The doctors agree to attend those too poor to
pay for nothing, and all they ask is an opportu
nity to retrieve their heavy losses. Rev. Dr.
Beale thinks the suggestion is a good one, and
so does General Hastings. When Miss Clara
Barton was asked about it she gave the repor
ter a pretty cold deal She knows how to at
tend to a patient and is shrewd in the bargain.
Later she held a conference with General
Complaints of Citizens.
There is enough material in Johnstown to
make several small-sized rows. A representa
tive citizen said this afternoon: "We still have
some bright young fellows m Johnstown who
can do clerical work and be glad of an oppor
tunity, but I notice most of the places are
given to outsiders. I need not tell you that the
people are mad at it all over the town. Tbey
wonder why carpenters are brought in from
other places, when there are men in Johnstown
who can do tbe work. So far as I know the
carpenters employed in building the stores are
from a distance. We have local contractors
here who applied for the job of clearing up,
but they were answered that they might em
ploy their friends to assist them, and were on
this ground refused. Other contractors stepped
in and reaped tbe benefit Many of the car
penters are at work, but they are not getting
State prices."
a A Vexed Question.
Tho subject of consolidation is now agitating
the people. The citizens of Millvllle and Cone
maugh boroughs received the taxes from tho
Cambria Iron Company, and were never anx
ious to join with Johnstown, because the latter
owed a debt of $50,000. Even now these same
citizens are stirring up opposition and it is
doubtful whether tbe scheme will carry. Said
J. M. Rose, Esq., this afternoon: "Now or
never Is the time to consolidate. The boroughs
have all lost heavily, and they can help to bear
each others' burdens. If they were united the
river could De kept open, and there would be
less danger from high water, but tbe same old
opposition is urged against the plan. Tbe
works are located in the smaller boroughs and
they derive all the benefit of the taxation. Last
year tbe Cambria Iron Company paid 60,000 in
taxes into tbe treasury of Millvllle borough.
Johnstown doesn't receive any of it"
Lost Members of St. John's.
So far ISO members of the St. John's Catholic
Church have been reported as lost. Any in
formation about Catholic people can be ob
tained from E. T. McNcelis, tbe register.
Pennsylvania Itnllrond Plans.
The Pennsylvania road b,as not yet decided
whether it will rebuild'its roundhouse in Cone
maugh or Woodvale. The tracks at Cone-
maugh will be replaced as they were before tho
flood. There were four mam tracks and five
side ones. The roundhouse held from 20 to 22
engines. Foreman Kelly, of the car inspectors,
said to-day tbat the road had land enough
north of tbe tracks at Woodvale to lay 12
tracks, and the company was thinking of re
building the roundhouse there. They could
make yards for east-bound trains at Woodvale,
and yards for west-bound trains at Conemaugb.
money for Surviving Relatives.
The Committee on Valuables submitted to
General Hastings a detailed report of every
thing found on the bodies at the various
morgues. Five thousand seven hundred and
thirty-two dollars and ninety-eight cents have
been turned over to relatives and friends.
Tho ComraencemontExcrclics Are of a Very
Pleasant Character.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
State College, June 20. The graduating
class of the Pennsylvania State College held
the first class day exercises ever held at tbe
college In the new chapel yesterday afternoon.
They were very interesting, especially the
presentation oration by William Hawk, of
Dauphin county. In too evening the junior
oratorical contest was held, the first prize
being, awarded to Benjamin Demming, of Har
rlsbufg, and the second to James Merlck, of
Fhillpsburg, Pa. Over 200 persons were
present The toast master was Secretary of
State Charles Stone. Responses were m ade by
Hon. Edwin Willetts, Assistant Secretary of
Agriculture, Horn uyrus uoruon, or uiearneiu,
and others. The exhibition drill of the cadets
was held on tho campus this afternoon.
Tbe election of trustees for the next three
years resulted as follows: Hon. George Hood,
of Indiana: Hon. Andrew Carnegie; H. V.
White, of Bloomsburg; Joel Herr, of Cedar
Springs, and Hon. Cyrus Gordon, of Clearfield.
This evening an address was delivered before
the alumni by Selin Peabody, President of tbe
Illinois State University.
So Decides Chnlrmnn Abbott In the Case ot
the Chicago and Alton.
Chicago, June 26. Chairman Abbott of the
Western States Passenger Association has de
cided adversely to tbe application of tho Chi
cago and Alton for permission to reduce the
passenger rate from Chicago to Denver. He
says tbere is not sufficient evidence to support
the charge that the tickets of rival lines are
being handled by scalpers in such a way as to
cut the rate, and tbat tbe situation does not
warrant a reduction.
The Chicago and Alton refuses to abide by
this decision, and announces that the first class
limited rate, which is now $30 65 between Chi
cago and Denver, will be reduced to 226, taking
effect Jul vL Tbe other Denver lines will of
course follow suit
A Society Event In Nebraska.
From the CMcago News, j
, The people of Nebraska are the most so
ciable of human beings. A lynching commit
tee in that State caught a murderer tbe other
day and then issued polite invitations to all the
elite of the neighborhood to come and grace
tbe impending festivities. A notable gather
ing was soon on the ground, and then tho cere
mony of compressing tbe neck of the prisoner
with a rope was successfully performed. To
turn a hanging into a society event at which
everyone Is in good spirits except tho corpse
is to triumph over some rather serious ob
stacles. "
The Encampment of tbe Fifth.
(Special Telegram to Tbe Dispatch. ,
Bedford Springs, June 26. Colonel Burch
fleld, of theFifth Regiment, was hero to-day
and selected a site for the encampment of his
regiment here on tbe 20th of July for ten days.
The site selected is on the Springs company's
property, occupying tbe large meadow south Of
tbe hotel. The Colonel said It was one of the
best grounds for a summer's encampment he
has ever seen. ,
Commissioner Tanner at Chautauqua.
WASHINGTON, June 26. Commissioner Tan
ner, of tbePension Bureau, left Washington
last night for Ottawa, Kan., where, on next
Friday,hb will deliver an address at the Chau
tauqua Assembly then to be in session at that
Slace. He will also speak at Crete, Neb., on
nly 6, and on the Intermediate days will speak,
at council Bluffs and Lincoln, possibly Beatrice
mH ntnlhl. ' '
Concluding Exercises of Lafayette College
Commencement, nt Easlon.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch,
Easton, June 26, The fifty-fourth annual
commencement of Lafayette Collegetwas not
largely attended to-day because of heavy rain.
Pardee Auditorium was, however! well filled
to hear the orations by tbe graduating class at
10 o'clock A. M. President Knox, arrayed in
tbe traditional "mortar board cap" and gown,
conducted the .exercises and distributed the
diplomas. Twenty-six graduated in the clas
sical course and 15 in the Pardee scientific de
partment Among the graduates were: E. B.
Camp, of Indiana county; Chas. L. Cbalfant of
Pittsburg; W. Fay, of Altoona; W. H. Lutz, of
Mansfield, O.; M. E. Powelton, of Plainfield,
O., and B. N. Harry, of Bedford, Pa.
The first honor of the graduating class was
awarded to Albert Hunt Willes, of Wllkes
barre, Pa. The following honorary degrees
were conferred by the Board of Trustees:
Doctor of Laws, President Reed, of Dickin
son College, and George Nye Boardman, D. X)..
Professor of Systematic Theology in the Theo
logical Seminary of the Congregational Church,
Chicago, I1L
Doctor of Divinity Rev. J. B. Grier, class of
'64, New York City; Rev. John Dixon, pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church, Trenton, N.
J.; Rev. M. Wooley Stayner, pastor of the
ruurin jrresuyierian unurcn, umcago, ail;
Rev. Benjamin T. Jones, Professor of Instruc
tion in the English Version of the Bible in Lin
coln University, Pa.
Doctor of Philosophy James Eldon. A.M.,
Principal of tbe State Normal School, Lock
Haven, Pa.; Rev. Frederick E. Hopkins, pastor
ofthe Congregational Church, New Canaan,
Elected Trustee Rev. George Edward Jones,
D.D., class of '69, Baltimore, Md.
At the conclusion of tbe ceremony at the bill
tbe alumni and invited guests were entertained
by the ladies of Easton at dinner in tbe gymna
sium. Post-prandial speeches were made by
Ario Pardee, of Hazelton, and John L Blair,
Esq., of New Jersey, both members of the
Board of Trustees and munificent friends of
the College, The former has given over $300,000
to tbe Institution and will give more. "Rev. Mr.
Parks, of Dayton, N, J., and others, spoke In
behalf of their different classes, and Mr, Rid
dle, brother of Dr. M. B. Riddle, of tho Western
Theological Seminary, responded to the toast
"The Ladies." This evening tbe President is
giving bis annual levee to tbe graduating class,
and so end the commencement exercises.
Tale to Chill the Spinal Marrow ol the Ner
vous Persons.
Two brothers sat in a room of tbe Westmin
ster House, Detroit. Suddenly one of them
jnmped np, exclaiming: "Mother is dead!"
"When and how did you hear?" inquired the
other. "I have seen her ghastly form pass me
twice since I sat here, obscuring you in ber
shadow." They took the first train to tbe dis
tant city of Cheyenne, where they had last
heard of her in excellent health, and discov
ered that she had expired suddenly at the ex
act hour her son had witnessed her apparition.
A carpenter was at work with his men on the
sixth floor of a New York building. He dis
covered the front wall out of plumb from some
unaccountable cause. While examining it a
sharp voice nttered these words in his ears dis
tinctly: "There will be an accident within ten
minutes. Parts of the wall will go down. Go
with your men to the back of tbe building."
As on one was In sight, the voice staggered him,
and he lost no time in complying. In less than
ten minutes six yards or so ofthe. wall fell with
a crash. It was caused by tbe Improper wedg
ing of some timbers. The carpenter is now a
Passers by a house In Devonshire street Bos
ton, at late hours of the night are appalled by
the spectacle of a woman enveloped in flames,
rushing frantically out ot the front door. Has
tening to her relief she vanishes like a mist be
fore the wind. Itis all hallucination, or a fiery
ghost, or disembodied spirit Bnt a real
tragedy was once enacted there of similar im
port Yes. a man killed bis young, beautiful,
newly-wedded wife there. For some petty
offense he poured spirits of turpentine upon
her clothing and put fire to it, and she ran
screaming Into the street and was soon dead.
It is supposed that ber restless spirit revisits
the scene of tbe tragedy.
A man named Freeman, at Chattanooga, con
fessed on his deathbed tbat he had murdered
two men in tbat very house. A few days ago
James Beam, riding fn broad daylight passed
the house where Freeman died, and heard
sounds of angry altercation within. He en
tered, pistol in band, and, although every room
was apparently empty, the voices were almost
deafening. Then a dark cloud settled upon
him and a strange sense of fear took possession
of him. He rode away and summoned assist
ance. A party of ten men returned defiant
They beard tbe same voices, tbe room grew
dark and shadowy forms flitted about One of
the men tried to light a match,but after several
had been blown out when struck the party left
the house at rapidly as possible.fully convinced
tbat something was wrong, although wholly
unable f o determine what it was.
It Will Hold Its First Meeting In Hmrli-
burg To-Day Its Composition.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Harrisbueg, June 28. The Soldiers Or
phans' Commission will organize In this city to
morrow. Tbe commission is to consist of the
Governor, Senators Reyburn and Gobin and
Representatives Stewart, of Philadelphia;
Skinner, of Fulton, and Kauffman, of Lancas
ter, and five members of tbe Grand Army of
the Republic to be appointed by Department
Commander Stewart No action will likely bo
taken at tbe meeting to change the existing
management of the schools, the act creating
the commission allowing those having control
of them ample time to get ready for the new
order ot things contemplated by tbe Legisla
ture the renting of schools for tbe accommo
dation of tbe children of soldiers' orphans un
der the direction of tbe commission.
Tents and Pleasure Grounds for Alumni and
Under Graduates.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Harrisburo. June 26. One hundred and
seventy-five tents are being erected at Mt
Gretna for tbe accommodation of tbe alumni
and under graduates of Trinity -College, who
will encamp on the ground from Friday next
until the 6th of July. The college faculty will
camp in Lebanon. Severalhundred lamp posts
are being put in place in and about tbe camp;
three "tennis" grounds are being laid out; a
grandstand is nearly completed, overlooking
the baseball grounds, and everything that can
be thought of to contribute to tbe tbe comfort
and enjoyment of Mr. Coleman's college friends
is being done. Baseball teams from Harvard,
Yale and Princeton colleges will play games.
Tbe camp of tbe college faculty and alumni
will attract more people from Lebanon than an
encampment of the National guard.
Agencies In New York, Pittsburg and Else
wbero Misleading Laboring Men.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Johnstown, Pa., June 26. General Hast
ings issued the following announcement this
evening: "Some employment agencies in New
York, Pittsburg and other cities are sending
laborers to Johnstown. Tbey tell them they'
will be given transportation and $2 per day
wages. These promises are practically false
pretenses. Tbere are more laborers in Jchns
town now than can be employed, and tbe rate
of wages is not as high as stated. No work
men should come to Johnstown at this time to
seek work."
The force of men now employed under con
tractors in the flooded district of this vicinity
numbers about 1.500.
Allegheny College Commencement.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Meadville, June 26. Class day exercises
at Allegheny College occurred-to-day and were
largely attended. There were nine orations
elected from the graduating class of 32, all of
which were of a high order. At 2 r. at. the
Home Aluinni Association gave a banquet to
tbe visiting alumni on tbe college
campus which was a very happy af
fair. To-night the grand commence
ment concert was given under tbe
auspices of the Conservatory of Music, while
five Greek societies at five different hotels
banqueted; Rumors of resignations in the
faculty are current, but thus far cannot be
traced to authoritative sources, since the pro
ceedings of tbe Board of Control are withheld
for tho present. Among tho distinguished
visitors are: Hon. J. W. F. White, Rev. C. W.
Smith, Dr. C. A. Smith, publisher of the
Christian Advocate. Dr. Horner, ot tbo Metho
dist Book Depository. Dr. C. A. Holmes and
Rev. J. W. Mclutyre, of Pittsburg.
At midnight It was learned President Will
iams bad resigned because the Board of Trus
tees would not support his demand for the res
ignation of Prof. Still well, and that bis resig
nation had been accepted promptly.
Not Worlli the Powder.
From tbe Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.!
Russia's attitude toward Italy is not cour
teous. But one may not expect a war in these
times as tbe result of some snubbing among
the aristocratlo snobs. A snub by a snob is not
worthy of being avenged in brave men's blood.
Alive Wllb a Broken Neeb.
New York, June 26. While bathing In the
East river this afternoon, Patrick Jacques
dived from a high springboard into shallow
water. He struck bis head on the river bottom
and broke his neck. He was taken, still con
scious, from the water by his companions and
was sent in an ambulance to St Vincent's
Hospital. The hospital surgeons treated his
neck by the extension process, which consists
In keeping the weight of tbe head from bear
ing on the vertebrae. To-day young Jaeques
has bad almost full possession of his mental
faculties. His whole body, however, below tbe
shoulders is paralyzed. He is given nourish
ment by means of injections. Aside from a
slight headache, he suffers no pain. To-morrow
tbe physicians will place his neck in a plas
ter cast Tbey hope to save bis life. Young
Jacques told his three brothers, who visited
him this afternoon, tbat he felt almost perfect
y welt and had no Jdeaof dying.
The Sngnr Fraud's New Home.
William E. Howard, the electric sugar fraud,
was taken to Sing Sing by a deputy sheriff to
day. He was sbackled to August Goldstein,
who is to serve two years and six months for
grand larceny. Howard was not allowed to bid
Mrs. Friend goodby. At Sing Sing Prison
Howard was very nervous while his history was
being written. He protested in vain against
having his beard shaved off. He carried a big
Bible in bis hand as be was led from tbe barber
shop to his cell Commutation for good be
havior will reduce Howard's time in prison to
a little over six years.
Seclusion and Poetry.
Thomas Bailey Aldrlch, editor of the Atlantic
Monthly, with iis wife and two children, sailed
for Liverpool this afternoon on the steamship
City of Paris. Immediately after his arrival In
London Tie will take quiet lodgings in the West
ern district He will keep his address secret
from all friends and acquaintances in order
that he may finish, undisturbed, a poem which
he began two years ago. This poem will be a
narrative 1,200 lines long of the time of Queen
Elizabeth. Early in Augusthe will visit the
Exposition in Paris, and will 'return to Boston
next September. Mr. Aldrlch says that Will
iam Dean Howell will return to New York to
live after passing the summer near Belmont,
Mass. It has been reported and generally be
lieved of late that Mr. Howell had decided to
pass the remaining winters of his lite in Boston.
To Row With the Britons.
William O'Connor, the Canadian oarsman,
and his manager, Fred Mossop, sailed for Liv
erpool to-day on tho steamship Germanic.
Next September O'Connor will row a match on
the Thames with Searle, the Australian cham
pion, for $5,000 a side and the championship of
the world.
Distinguished People nt Sea.
Edmund Johnson, United States Consul to
Alsace-Lorraine and Baden; Sir William Rob
inson, Governor of Trinidad; Lady Robinson,
General Daniel Bntterfield, Rnssell B. Harri
son, W. G. Rockefeller and family. Mrs. T. M.
Carnegie. Miss Carnegie and Andrew Carnegie
sailed for Europe to-day.
Physicians Down on Dr. Wilson.
Tbe Academy of Medicine has resolved that
Charles G. Wilson ought not to be President of
the Board of Healtb. With but one exception
Its members think tbat Dr. Wilson is unfitted
by experience for his new office, and that he
should be removed by tbe mayor. A copy of
the forma! resolutions to this effect passed by
the academy will be laid before Mayor Grant
this week. Dr. Wilson has been badly scored
ever since hi3 appointment to the Presidency
of the Board of Halth several -weeks ago. Two
newspapers have accused him repeatedly of
being a professional promoter and a dishonest
land speculator,-and have supported their
charges with voluminous records of hli busi
ness career. The physicians over whose signa
tures the resolutions In question will De sub
mitted to the mayor are mea of wide reputa
tion, with little interest in city politics.
They Expect tho Defeat of tbo Amendment
to Increase Tbelr Vote.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Harrisburo, June 26. The overwhelming
defeat of tbe prohibitory amendment has not
visibly discouraged the third party Prohibi
tionists, whose Chairman and other prominent
members of tbe organization met here to-day
and 'decided to hold their State Convention for
the nomination of a candidate for State Treas
urer on the 28th of August three weeks after
tbe Republican convention. Among those
present were Chairman Barker. Acting Chair
man Stevens, Captain Irish, of Lawrence, and
Rev. McConnell, of Pittsburg. The place of
meeting was not fixed, but It will probably be
this city. The Prohibitionists expect to poll a
larger vote than usual on account of tbe serious
blow given tbe prohibitory amendment in
Philadelphia and other Republican counties,
four of which furnished 117,000 of tbe 189,000
majority given against the amendment
Trouble in Oklahoma.
From the Reno (Oklahoma) Herald.;
Every lot owner should drive down four good
substantial stakes at the corner of his lots, so
that there wonld be no need of resurvey of tbe
town. The mules and horses staked out at
night are in the habit of tangling their lariats
In the stakes and pulling them up.
Quito Right.
yrom the Chicago Inter-Ocean. 1
The dudes who wear bracelets deserve cuffs.
The failure of little Annie Davis, of Mans
field, O- to take a prize in school for the best
composition so worried her tbat sho commit
ted suicide.
The otber evening while the body of a
woman was being prepared for burial at tbe
family residence in Erie, Fa,, the members of
tbe family was startled by seeing tbe right arm
move toward the forehead. The undertaker
was requested to stop work, as it was thought
the woman was only in a trance. Efforts were
mado to discover if life was still in the body,
bnt after waiting several hours the corpse be
came cold, and the funeral arrangements pro
ceeded. William, oldest son of John Kohler, of
Turbett, Juniata county, Pennsylvania, in
passing across a field pulled and ate an un
known poisonous plant wbich he mistook for
sweet myrrh. His face turned blue and his
jaws locked, but a doctor pried them open and
gave an antidote tbat saved him.
Abraham Whtoerd, of New Franklin,
near Chambersburg. Pa., cut bis band slightly
a few weeks ago with a stove-pipe edge. The
wound was thought trifling, but now seems to
he fatal.
A BAT outspread against a board like a
planked shad and labeled "Jersey mosquito,"
is a Ridge avenue, Philadelphia, sarcasm.
A Philadelphia restaurant man says: "As
long as we keep frogs in a dark place their
color is a dark brown. But when we bring
them into tho sunlight the color soon begins to
change until finally it becomes a light green."
TnE family of James Lanigal, of Ashtabula
county, Ohio, are conspicuous everywhere they
go, as tbey all bave six fingers and no thumbs,
with one exception, tbat being their youngest
son. It is said tbat when Jennie, one of tho
young ladies of tbe f amily.'plays tbe piano one
wouldthlnk that a duet was being played.
There is an old man in Wheeling, W. Va.,
who cannot be persuaded to ride in an ele
vator. He visited New York recently, and, as
be said, "rather than risk his life," he walked
all the way up to the ninth story of a building.
A MAN by tbo name of Bensenhaver just
died in Hocking county, Ohio, aged 01 years,
who never walked nor talked. A sister, a few
years younger, is similarly afflicted.. It is
caused by some affection of the mind.
A gentleman who resides in Akron, O.,
has leased a large tract of swampy land down
in Kentucky for the purpose of raising what
he calls "mosquito hawks." He says they are
sure -death to 'the troublesome Insects, and
tbat it will only bo necessary to have one ot
them attached by a long thread to tbo bead ot
your bed and your rest will be undisturbed, as
tbe hawk wilt be on tho outlook, and kill every
one tbat comes near. He-intends to sends
dozenor so down to Cape May aad other sea
side resdrts 0a trial.
Ovid. Mich., shonld be a good place U
live In, Full-sized loaves of bread are sole
there at the rate of four for 15 cents.
The scepter of an Egyptian King ha:
been examined chemically by Prof. Berthelot
and proves to be nearly pure copper, with onl;
traces of lead. It is supposed to be about ,(M
years old.
The importance of the single vote wa:
illustrated at tbe recent election in Rhode Isl
and. three towns, Richmond. Exeter and Nortt
Kingstown giving that majority against th
The Koyal Meteorological Society o:
England is making a collection of photograph!
of lightning flsshes. On each photograph h
noted the time of the flash and tbe interval be
tween it and the thunder.
After seven years' close watching a Neu
York shoe manufacturer Is of the opinion thai
the average size of a Pittsburg and New York
woman's foot is No. 2V; Baltimore. Washing
ton and Atlanta, .No. S: Philadelphia, N o. 3k
Boston and St. Louis, No. 4, and Chicago No. a
Tbe most remarkable shipment ever made wai
a case of No. 10 tine shoes to Omaha,
A peasant found in the earth at Szil.
agy-Somiyo, Hungary, a hidden treasure con.
taining 29 objects In gold which are said (o be
fourth-century work. There are three drink
ing cups of solid gold, decorated with enamels;
a gold bracelet such as men wore, and golden
brooches carried by women on their shoulders.
Toe whole treasure, worth about 25,000 florins,
is shown at Buda-Pesth in the National Mu
seum. At a pool on Tobyhanna creek, a mile
or so from Tobyhanna Mills, Pa., a few days
ago. it is stated, a boy, with worms for bait,
landed three tront in less than half an hour.
Their combined weight was 8 pounds 7 ounces,
and their aggregate length was 5 inches.
They were taken to Scranton and made great
talk among the fancy fishermen, who bad fished
the same water over and over without making
any such catch.
At Mt. Clements, Mich., the other day
all hands took a ride at the school graduating
exercises. One scholar recited "Paul Revere's
Ride;" another "The King of Denmark's
Rider-' another "The Bicyle Ride," and then
came "Sheridan's Ride," "Whitman's Ride,"
"The Ride From Ghent toAix," "John Gil
pin's Ride," "Locbinvar's Ride.'1 "The Johns
town Paul Revere." and "A Railroad Ride."
Therousio was "We're Galloping, Galloping
On," and a "Boat Bide song,"
The idea of a telephonic church is
being carried out at Tunbridge Wells, England,
where tbe puloitof a Congregational church is
connected with 16 subscribers. We are told
that "these Included doctors and apothecaries,
clerks working in various parts of tbe town, an
invalid lady who has been obtaining consola
tion from tbe telephone for several months,
and some lazy club men who went into the
thing presumably more from a spirit ot experi
ment than devotion. Wires are being laid to
Maidstone, and soon subscribers living there,
in Rochester, In Stroud, and Chatham, will be
able, without leaving tbeir houses, to attend
services in Tunbridge Wells."
A. O. Banks, of Brunswick, Ga., wears
a curiosity in the shape of a Panama bat which
is worth about HO. It was presented to him by
a captain of a foreign vessel, who bought it
a native of an island in tbe Pacifc The hat is
a large one. about the size of a Mexican som
brero, and can be folded compactly, but yet re
tain its shape when unfolded. These bats are
are knit very closely from the finest Panama
straw, and the knitting of them is very tedious.
They can be knit only in the cool of the day,
as the heat of the sun causes the straw to araw
loose from tbeir holds. It sometimes takes
twelve and thirteen months to knit tbo most
Valuable ones, which cost all the way from $50
One day last week the milch cows of
B.T. Duke and J. T. Crye. of Tazewell, Ox,
were milked and turned out to graze as usual,
hut not coming up at tbe usual time In the af
noon, search was instituted on tbe next morn
ing nd kept up for three days through swamp3
and over hills without finding them. They
were finally discovered by E. C. Duke by tba
carrion crows hovering about the spot. Tho
two cows must have become angry with each
other and engaged in a fight, and their horns
became locked In such a peculiar-way that they
could not extricate themselves. They wrestled
nntll completely exhausted and died with their
horns still locked. The ground about the placo
showed that a great struggle had been going
on to free themselves.
Ushers in many of the most prominent
theaters in New York have a new and clever ob
vice for victimizing theatergoers. If jVsf'nold
coupons for particularly desirtJie' seats the
usher on going down tbe aJsIowill substitute
conpons for Inferior chairs, -Qreoiuently without
tne knovrle'tlce of tho pnrch&ser. If people are
not already occupying the stolen seats they are
waiting in the lobby, and when the employe re
ceives bis consideration are promptly satisfied.
This practice is spreading, but occasionally ono
of the forward fellows is caught in the act, a
turn of affairs which does not worry tbe
offenders in the least. The fees which ushers
receive in this manner and for selling unpur
chased seats are enormous. In one of the
smallest houses in town at which a strong at
traction was running dnring the past season
one young man made from 10 to tiO per night.
About a year ago the most disagreeable
task in tbe life of a Sandy Hook pilot was to
board an incomlngNorwegian, Italian or Portu
guese ship. Then life became a misery, f ornot
only" was the unlucky pilot compelled to dine
on the vilest hard tack and macaroni threo
times daily, but he was also guyed by all bis
shipmates. Since then times bave changed;
foreign vessels are now the most delightful
craft when compared with the 52 English and
German steamships which carry petroleum in
bulk to European oorts. They probably are
accorded more forcible condemnation than all
the others combined. Previous to sailing from
abroad these vessels, by means of steam, are
pumped full of salt water, which makes a free
and serviceable ballast. When within 200 or
300 miles of New York, if the weather is pro
pitious, the skippers who rival tbe keenest
Yankees in shrewdness, set their pumps work
ing and in short order rid tbeir ships of their
worthless and easily obtainable ballast When
the chipper pilot comes aboard with expecta
tions of catching a 22-f ooter he Is chagrined to
find tbat the pumping-out process has lessened
tbe draught of the vessel and his fees 60 per
cent or more.
Cool treatment A plate of ice cream.
"None but the brave deserve the fair."
And even the brave can't live with some of 'em.
Brewster That young fellow seems to
know more than you do.
Barclay Ko wonder. I'm his father.
An Early Crop. Neighbor "Well, Gig
glogs. what are yon raising r
Amateur gardener (sadly)-Bllster
A Financier. "Dorothy, I think you ara
dreadfully extravagant to buy all those things."
"But my dear Burns, lhad them charged."
Tn a "Western Hotel. Englishman (with
unsealed letter) Clerk, have you any gum 7
Clerk-No, 1 ain't got no gum. tilvoyerachsw
Newly Arrived Spirit So you're thede-.
f unct Fahrenheit are yoa ?
Fahrenheit's shade-I am.
'Well, Is It hot enough for you ?"
orr color. -
A writer who, when young, was very green,
In time grew blue as years passed o'er his head.
Yoa ask what caused this transformation scene?
The man grew blue because he was not rend.
Rehearsing for Charades. Freddy Now,
Charlie, yon must propose to Angellne (In her
sixth season), and. Angle, yon must refuse him.
It shall be "Paradise Lost." Sea?
Charles (thoughtlessly) They'll never guess It
In tbe world.
"Hurry to the door, Mary, and let Mr.
Smith In. He has rung twice."
That Isn't Mr. Smith; It Is theotheryoung gen
tleman." " Welt wait a minute, then. I must change the
photographs on the mantel."
Mrs. Houlihan Teddy, have yez got any
chanre about yez to-nolght?
Mr. Houllain-YlJ.clost upon a dollar.OI guess,
Mrs. Houlihan Well, kape it until the McGon
lgles come round. 0111 show those Bourses scross
the way that they ain't the only wans In the block
who can rush the growler six times av an evenla' I
Beside a fern-fringed, dreamy brook
We sat and fished, my love and I:
I held the pole and played the hook,
She sat and watched, close oy.
We sooke of love, ah. Idle dream I
Cupid was there to slyly guide
The line that floated with the stream, .
While we sat side by side.
We fished that day in Love's glad tide, t
1 nlsved the hook and held the pole; '
Forgot was an tne worm ocsm.
Mine was the lover's role.
In Life's stern stream we, as betori
Are Ashing, but my happy roi?
Is changed: the dreamy aaya a
.Are nut-she holds the pole. S
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