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THE PITTSBURG; DISPATCH, ' ZRIDAT; JUSTO - 28, 1889.
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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1S88L
THE death EOLL
Exactly how many lives were lost in the
valley of the Conemaugh in the great flood
seems unlikely ever to he known. The
records on the subject are by no means clear
at present, and every day that passes seems
to make the definition of the number of the
dead more difficult In the first days after
the great disaster there was, and rightly,
more attention paid to the living than the
dead. Instant help for the homeless, starv
ing refugees was every one's first thought
Many of the dead that were drawn from the
rivers and the wreckage left by the flood
when the relief corps first reached the scene
were buried without accurate registration.
A regular system in keeping the mortuary
list was not adopted till many days had
elapsed. Hence, when the available figures
are footed up to-day, the smallness of the
total loss of life is a legitimate cause for
In another place in this issue a cor
respondent of The Dispatch goes over
this subject rather fully. He finds that
authorities disagree more or less as to the
number of the dead and the value of the
property destroyed. For the time being the
latter part of the question need not be dis
cussed. Mr. Clark, who made a directory
of Johnstown in this year, and who is there
fore competent to some extent to speak upon
the subject, thinks that not more than 5,000
lives were lost Another authority of some
standing pats the total 2,000 below this.
And yet two or three days ago the doctors
working at Johnstown agreed that the list
of dead would be not less than 10,000. Yes
terday, on a rather vague basis, a. report
emanated from Johnstown that at least
17,000 persons were dead or missing. The
figures of the dead recovered and buried
vary almost as considerably.
xhe officials engaged in registering the
living say that only 16,000 names are on
their boots, and express a rather sanguine
belief that as many more names will be
added in a day or two. "We hope this belief
will be realized. The facts, however, do
not appear to justify it We shall be very
agreeably surprised if the loss of life goes
considerably below 10,000 instead of slightly
above that number.
A MAXIM GENEROUSLY AFFILED.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, is a maxim
which is being very generously observed
toward the deceased General Cameron.
Some of the characterizations of the de
ceased would seem to borrow the language of
singular extravagance, if it were not a re
membered fact that it was Simon Cameron's
fortune in the latter years of his life to
hear even such tributes from those who in
earlier times had visited upon his head the
most unsparing and scathing criticism. Of
such for instance, were Judge Kelley and
Ben Brewster, who, from at one time deplor
ing the inability of language to express the
offense which General Cameron's course in
politics gave them, came after some years
to regret a similar inefficency to state ad
equately their admiration for both the man
and the politician.
The opposition which General Cameron
met at stages of his long and exciting career
was too hot, and the part he bore in national
as well as State politics was too conspicuous
to make it possible for most of those who
then earnestly and conscientiously opposed
him to be disposed to revise their opinions
or their judgments now. But the modera
tion with which alike leading Democrats
and Republicans, who were in opposition,
refer to the political incidents which gave
rise to so much acerbity, and the uniform
acknowledgment they make of the leading
commendable personal qualities of the man,
are as noticeable as the extreme encomiums
from those who supported hit contest
The wisdom of Cameron in retiring irom
the political arena ten years ago is cer
tainly illustrated in the comments now be
ing made npon bis career. It was during
the ten years of his retirement that the
bitterest fights occurred in the Republican
ranks. The party under the direction, or
rather domination of his son, Donald, the
.present ex-Senator, and his colleagues, was
not by any means so harmonious, nor were
the methods of its direction or its acts of
such sort that had the General been con
cerned he could have escaped a continuance
of bitter criticism. But it is the good
fortune of his memory that he was in retire
ment when these later battles were fought,
and that his notable and picturesque old
age, and the wonderful oheerfulness and
geniality which he showed in it to every
body, regardless of past disputes, inclined
the present generation, to whom the inci
dents of his earlier life are little more than
traditions, to take the most generous view
and to apply to him in an unusual degree
the saying of the ancients, that of the dead
only good should be spoken.
THE ERA OF RAPID TRAJf SIT.
The movement for rapid transit in Pitts
burg and Allegheny and the adjacent aub
nrbs has set in with a vigor that would
have been thought fabulous had anyone
predicted it ten, or even five years ago.
"Time is money," is the most popular of
proverbs now. The mechanical appliances
which have superseded horse-flesh as a
motor explain the situation. As most of
these enterprises involve incidentally at
least, the growth of the community, the en
hancement of property-values, and the con
venience and comfort of the public, they are
to .be commended and encouraged in the
bulk. The single one among them which is
likely to challenge exclusive and possibly
determined opposition is that which con
templates the use of Forbes street, now the
only unobstructed avenue to the East End.
iThere is certainly force in the point that it
"j-woald be well to leave one street clear of
tracks. As there is an embarrassment of
riches in the way of other routes that can
almost as cheaply and even more profitably
be taken np between Forbes street and the
Monongahela, it would seem decidedly the
fitter policy for the prospectors to adopt one
of these, such for instance as the line of
the abandoned Eastern Heights Railroad.
But whatever objections may arise to par
ticular routes, the general movement lor
rapid transit will bejieartily welcomed.
Cable and electric railroads are much sought
after by nearly all localities which want
economy of time in getting to the business
center. A true business way of disposing
of rights would look to greater revenue for
the two cities than has hitherto been got
from that source but so much has been
urged on that score with so little effect that
it seems useless to expect any immediate al
teration in the extremely liberal custom of
A CAUSE OF ZEE SCAECITT.
"With regard to the present high prices of
sugar, the Providence Journal repeats the
argument, which has been made by several
of our cotemporaries, that it is not lair to
charge the most recent advances exclu
sively to the Sugar Trust The Journal
states that the visible Bupply of sugar in
the whole world is less than three-quarters
of what it was a year ago; and that the sup
ply at the four leading ports of this coun
try is not half the amount visible at the
same points last summer. Hence it is con
cluded that: "We are simply experienc
ing now one of those changes in the price of
staple commodities which are entirely natu
ral and unavoidable."
This is a fair statement on its surface,
but it commits the error of not tracing
deeply enough the causes which often tend
to produce a reduction of supply. It is by
no means certain that the change in the
price of sugar was, as the Journal says, en
tirely natural and unavoidable or that it was
not due to the operations of the Sugar
Trust It is worth while to remember that
in the first two years o! the Sugar Trust's
existence its effect in holding down the
prices of raw sugar at the entry ports of
this country, was as decided as its work
which was more keenly felt by the people
of this country, in raising the price of the
refined product The fact is that the Sugar
Trust combining its monopoly with the
low prices already produced by the compe
tition of beet sugar abroad, reduced the
price of raw sugar so that it hardly paid
for the cost of raising it The result of a
marked decrease in the output of sugar was
inevitable; and the effect of the same cause
is visible in the fact stated by the Journal
that of the supply which has been pro
duced, a much less share is coming to this
country than formerly. The operations of
the Trust in squeezing the producer may
not have been the sole cause of the reduced
production; but that'.it has exaggerated it,
appears on the face ot the facts.
This feature of the market only repeats
the old lesson that artificial interference
with the free action of demand and supply
must inevitably work out its own pen
alty. It also shows that the punishment of
such violations of the law of trade is apt to
fall upon the innocent consumer rather
than upon the manipulators who are really
responsible tor the trouble.
THE G00D-K ATTBED FBrEHD.
The good-natured man who hurries to
carry bad news to a friend or to inform
him of scandalous gossip in which his name
figures too seldom meets with his deserts in
this world. Therefore we are inclined to
rejoice because Dr. Augustine Thompson, a
philanthropist of this order, who has been
plying his vocation in Lowell, Mass., has
been mulcted of 530, 000, because he reflected
on the character of an actress named Myra
Moriata. Miss Moriata was a mill hand,
but forsook the hosiery factory for the
stage, and starred in Dr. Thompson's drama
"Lina, the Slave Girl." Soon after her
stage career began she was married to a Mr.
Beale, a very rich Bostoiiian, from whom
sbe obtained a divorce with alimony not
Then the mill girl actress sued her mana
ger, Dr. Thompson, for alienating her hus
band's affections, which she claimed he had
done by telling Mr. Beale of her behavior
while a single woman. The Supreme Court
of Massachusetts has just confirmed the
verdict giving her $30,000 damages, and
says, "that the defendant owed no duty to
the husband to inform him of the bad con
duct olhis wife before her marriage
There is no evidence that the defendant in
sending the letter to the plaintiffs husband
was acting in any duty, social, moral or
Myra Moriata, the actress, has been given
a superb start in her career. She has been
married, divorced with alimony and eased
of imputations upon her character by a
large sum of money. She has no reason to
complain of her ex-husband's good-natured J
friend. But the latter belongs to a class of
men that need castigating at every possible
MAMIE, "WHAT S THE MATTER 1
"Why should the seraphic being who is
numerous upon the horizon these days, the
white-robed girl graduate, turn upon the
newspapers to rend them ? One of them, a
graduate of illustrious Vassar, whose first
name is Mamie, spoke a long piece at the
college commencement exercises devoted to
the annihilation of the newspapers of the
country. This was very unkind of Mamie.
She must have known she had her victims
at a disadvantage. Very few of them could
say aword in reply, because very few wonld
know that Mamie had spoken her piece.
How a girl with such an amiable, if rather
trivial, name as Mamie could be so cruel
we don't understand.
But why should Mamie or any other
girl graduate give the newspapers fits?
Don't they the newspapers, that is pile
on enough adjectives in their reports of
commencements ? Have the reporters' vo
cabularies showed signs of failing in the
flood oi appreciative remarks about the
young women standing on the golden
brink of a world that they think con
tains nothing but roses and engagement
rings, or plain gold ones, ice cream
and waltzes? "We have not observed it.
Miss Smith, we notice in the usual com
mencement reports, is said to have delivered
a masterly address on the "Otherness of the
Hereafter;" Miss Brown's oration on the
"Value of School Friendships" is reported
in full almost, and Miss Jones' humorous
remarks on the "Superinduction of the
Doric Mode of Genuflection" occupy at
least a half a column as usual. The cus
tomary Tennysonian reference to the ten
tall brunettes on the platform as "sweet
girl graduates with golden hair" still eludes
the editor's blue pencil. Every commence
ment is said to be the most remarkable, the
best attended and containing the most
lovely and learned girls, and on an average
not more than one in three of the heroines
has her name spelt wrong. So what is the
matter with our fair young friends? What's
the matter with Mamie, of Vassar, any way?
Oue -esteemed cotemporary, the Chicago
Mail, says that within the last few years that
city has grown dirtier and filthier than any
other city in America. This we believe to
be true. The Mail thinks a remedy for this
evil would be found in boring for natural
gas; and it lays great stress npon the dis
covery of a six-foot jet of flame which shot
up and then disappeared in a water well.
Chicagoans are gassy enough,' but we are
afraid that Chicago has no gas belt under it
Two baseDall players nearly killed an
umpire out "West the other day. Here an
umpire would be thanked if he killed a
whole club of players once in a while just
to encourage the others, as Napoleon would
There seems to be a considerable differ
ence of opinion as to the commencement ad
dress delivered by Editor Henry W. Grady
at the University of Virginia the other day.
The New York Bun says it Is a prose poem, a
rhapsody, while the New York Herald in
sists that Editor Grady talked nothing but
common sense. "We regret to say that in
our opinion a good deal of what Mr. Grady
said is pure unadulterated buncombe. His
imagination gets the best of him.
It is very hard on the Alleghenys that
after they have fallen down one more
step in the League list they can fall no fur
ther. Something soft ought to be prepared
for their reception a mud-hole, for In
stance. After all it seems "to be true that Mary
Anderson is still a very sick woman. Her
health has not improved since she reached
England, she looks wan and pale, is absent-
minded and fails to recognize old friends.
It is now publicly announced that she will
not reappear on the stage until October,
1890. In the light of these facts the stories
about Miss Anderson's pleading illness to
get back to her aristocratic friends ju En
gland are very crueL
Treason is a queer commodity in France.
The keeper of a cafe who sold Bavarian
beer has been called a traitor and forced to
sell nothing Teutonic. But it is patriotic
to conspire against the Republic.
They are surprised down in St Louis
that the late John Gilbert never talked
about his conquests of women, never fig
ured in a scandal and never promenaded on
Broadway for the ladies to admire his make
up. They ought to remember that Mr. Gil
bert was a real actor and a thorough gentle
man. The male stage beauty who makes an
exhibition of himself in vulgar ways is
.The Supreme Court of Indiana has de
cided that shaving is not a necessity. Per
haps it is not in Indiana, where a good
many people hold that bathing is a
The thanks of a weary public are ten
dered to General Butler and Admiral Por
ter by the Philadelphia Press for their con
siderate kindness and patriotic willingness
to shut' up in the interest of harmony. Both
gentlemen ought to thank their iriends and
the public for not having put them in a lu
natic asylum long ago.
The junior bank clerk: in these days
wishes he had the alleged tributes of the
adder. The allusions to Flann and lotteries
arc becoming tiresome.
Now that he is appointed United States
Minister to Germany it will be a good op
portunity for Mr. 'William Walter Phelps
to remove that ridiculous bang of his and
part his hair at the side like a sensible man.
The bang is loud enough, but Mr. Phelps
will not find it of use to him in scaring
No need to go to watering places this
summer. The skies have been watering
this place too much as it is.
Church and Sunday school picnics in
weather like that which we have been
cursed with during the last 40 days are
rather more exciting than comfortable. The
picnics and the bad weather continue right
along, however, and it is a question of con
siderable doubt which will stop first
June has been a failure. July can hardly
Mrs. John A. Logan, who is still trav
eling in Europe, is said to have been disil
lusionized by her visit tothe Old World,
because she finds it "too Americanized,"
too improved. We are very sorry for Mrs.
Logan, but we must congratulate the Old
The Hon. Allen W.Thurman is going in
strongly for racehorses.
Mb. Wanamakeb's Philadelphia Bible class
has purchased a summer home at Ocean
John G. Whittojb has been attending the
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends at
It is said that some of the students of Yale,
having become influenced by reading Robert
Elsmere, talk of establishing anew church.
Mrs. Callahan and Mrs. Rogers are Texan
stock-raisers, doing business Individually for
themselves. The first lady is the owner of 60,
000 sheep, and the other is rated at 81,000,000
in cash and live stock.
Me. Cf. R. Sims, "Dagonet" author of
"Ostler Joe," "The Lights of London." eta,
Is receiving hundreds of sympathetic letters
from people who suppose him to be identical
with the newspaper reporter, Mr. SImms. who
had a difficulty with the Duke of Cambridge.
Two entirely different men, however.
Russell Habbisoh's latest business ven
ture is the erection of a new hot swimming
bath at Helena, Mont The bath is to be 120
feet square, and the water as It flows into the
bath from the springs will drop a distance of 42
feet in a cascade. Mr. Harrison has recently
returned to New York from a trip to Helena.
He will sail in a few days for Europe.
General Sherman is reputed to possess
the happy faculty of never repeating the same
anecdote. Although he tells a story on every
fitting occasion it is alwajs new and pointed.
Another enviable characteristic of the old sol
dier is his tender affection tor veterans of the
war. His door is always open to them and he
is never too busy to hear the story of an old
comrade in arms. In many instances ho has
added a well-filled purse to his words of encour
agement The artistic taste abroad is now in favor of
gold jewelry, made into wonderful shapes and
forms, butnnasslsted in its effects by gems or
jewels. Mrs. Alma Tadema wore recently at a
London entertainment a cold necklace of ex
quisite workmanship and 12 yards long, which
was pliable enongh to be twisted many times
around the neck. With this, and, of course,
selected to correspond with it was worn a gown
of cream-colored satin, heavily embroidered in
gold. A posy of golden orchids completed the
Thebe are In this country 861 colleges de
voted to the liberal arts, having about 4,500
professors and 45,000 students. These figures
do not Include the female colleges and semi
naries, which number 160, and hare 1,864 teach
ers and 21,000 students, or the 80 schools ot
science, with 15,000 students, orthe 300 institu
tions devoted wholly to law, medicine andtbeol
ogyandbavingoVerl0,000students.Theproperty owned by the colleges of arts and letters must
aggregate at least $50,000,000, and their endow
ment as much more. Taking all the higher
institutions of learning together, they are
said to represent a money investment or 200,.
THE TOPICAL TALKER.
A New Fashion In Social Pastimes Revival
of Gilbert and Sullivan's Operas Sin
Howell In a New Guise,
There are fashions in everything. We get
to thinking that fashion is only the ruler of
the bonnet and the dress of our wives, sisters,
mothers and sweethearts tho mysterious
power that decrees' what the angle of a bustle
shall be or the size of the pantaloons which
conceal or display the contour of masculine
underpinnings. But fashion embraces a good
deal more in her empire.
Foil example, some nights ago several young
professional men were calling upon some
ladies in this city. There was some singing off
and on during the evening. Then one of the
men proposed that resort be had to harmonic
progression. Nobody but tho visiting party
knew, what on earth harmonic progression
mlcht be, but that made their desire to know
It did not prove to be an alarming surprise,
but a pretty idea all the same. One of the
young men, a barrister remarkable for his
recitative powers, told the beautiful old story
of "Barbara Freitchie," and as he closed a
brother attorney, who is blessed with a very
sweet tenor voice, sat down before the piano
and sang with lots of feeling "Maryland, My
The passage from the powerful poem of
Whlttler to the song will be recognized as har
monic progression. Many more recitations
linked with songs were given that evening,
and one of the party said to me the next day:
"It isan Eastern idea.and it is all the fashion
So there is a fashion in the pastimes of soci
The survival of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic
operaBisone of those things which ought not
to surprise anybody. Yet one cannot help feel
ing a little bit astonished to hear that those
authors' "Pinafore" is playing to crowded
houses in Philadelphia in summer.
A gentleman who was in Philadelphia on
Tuesday night last tells me that when he went
to see '"Pinafore" at the Grand Opera House
on that evening, he found the house packed.
Even standing room was hard to find after the
performance commenced. That was the second
performance of the amusing travesty in song
of Her Majesty's navee.
It confirms-me in my belief that a good comic
opera company, I mean one with at least four
good solo voices in it and a well-drilled chorus
of fresh singerscould make a very profitable
season playing four or five of the older Gilbert
and Sullivan operas. A repertoire containing
"Pinafore," "The Sorcerer," "Trial by
Jury," "Iolanthe" and "The Pirates of Pen
zance," would be popular in cities possessing
any pretension at all to musical culture.
Summer opera has never paid Its managers so
well in Philadelphia as the Gilbert and Sulli
van revivals promise to do.
Wno would have thought that Mr. Howells,
the novelist really could unbend so much as to
gotoseeMr.Hoyt's ''Midnight Bell," to revel
in Mr. Harngan's, racy comedies of New York
life, to laugh and cry over Denman Thompson
in the "Old Homestead," and study with
sympathetic care tbe creations of Neil Burgess?
It Is very delightful reading, too, the impres
sions these plays and actors made upon Mr.
Howells as he tells them in the Editor's Study
in the July Harper.
Tbey are not the impressions I think a good
many people would have expected the most re
cent products of the American stage to make
upon Mr. Howells. I can hardly Imagine Mr.
Howells laughing heartily. But he must have
enjoyed thoroughly the artists and plays he
praises so unstintingly. His eyo in dramatic
criticism seems not to be the eye of the man
who makes such astounding discoveries in
literature; it Is a clearer eye and more like tbo
organ of a plain citizen endowed with common
sense and a big heart Everybody will do better
for reading what Mr. Howells has to say. liven
tbe men he praises and encourages to higher
A DIather Kidnaps Her Child From a Public
Chicago, June 27. The Hayes public school
was the scene of a sensational case of kidnap
ing yesterday afternoon. Hattle, the 12-year-old
daughter of John and Cella Thatcher, was
stolen by her own mother. The Thatchers were
married in Chicago 13 years ago. Three years
after the marriage Mr. Thatcher gained a suit
for. divorce, and the court awarded him tbe
custody of the child. Hattie, then 2 years of
age. Mr. Thatcher gave the little girl into her
At the close of the public school term one
year ago Mrs. Thatcher, who had made many
efforts to obtain possession of the child, en
deavored to abduct her from the school yard.
The attempt was unsuccessful, as the child was
atraid of her mother and refused to go with
her. Yesterday afternoon, shortly before
school closed, a carriage closely curtained was
driven up to the Hayes school and a woman
alighted. Bho entered the school bnilding and
went directly to room eight. The teacher re
sponded to her knock, and the woman said she
was Mrs. Thatcher and asked to see her daugh
ter Hattle, but tbe girl refused to go to the
door. Mrs. Thatcher then apparently went
away. About five minutes later the door
opened and Mrs. Thatcher dashed into the
room. She seized the little girl around the
waist and started for the door.
Miss Hannon interrupted her at tho door and
made a determined resistance. Mrs. Thatcher
was much larger and more powerful than the
teacher and sneceeded in getting the door J
partially open. Then Miss Hannon called for
the pupils to assist her and they came in a
body. Just at this moment a young man wear
ing a very heavy mustache entered the room,
and throwing Miss Hannon and the children to
one side, took tbe struggling child from its
mother's arms and rushed down the stairway,
followed by the mother. The man choked the
child so she could not scream. The cabman
stood with the door of the vehicle open and
tbey entered hurriedly. Then Mrs. Thatcher
applied a handkerchief to the little girl's face
and she lay perfectly quiet, and the caDman
turned about and drove rapidly away. Tub
police were notified and are at work on the
case. Tbe child's father and grandmother are
Make No Mistake.
From the Louisville Courier Journal. 1
The death rattle of prohibition in Pennsyl
vania should not be mistaken for the hiccough
of the victors.
ODD ITEMS FR0SI FOREIGN SHORES.
DuniNa the month of May no fewer than 43
suicides were committed in Vienna, a total
which for that month has not been reached for
many years past
The escape of a swindler by means of a bal
loon and his discovery through the pigeon post
is the latest sensation in criminal intelligence
that comes from Vienna.
The mountain railway to tbe summit -ot
Mount Filatus has been successfully inaugur
ated, having an incline twice that of the Righi
line, namely, 18 In 100. The ascent of 8,000 feet
is accomplished in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
ExOEPTiONALLYlarge orders hdve just been
received in Birmingham for war material for
the British Government The Principal facto
ries are engaged to their full capacity, and are
employing a large number of extra hands.
Naphtha is now much used as fuel in mid
dle Russia. Last year 880,000 tons of it were
sent up tbe Volga for fuel purposes, and It is
expected that the export for the same purpose
will this yeareach no less than 1,000,000 tons.
Toward the cost of the Congo Railway the
Belgian Ministry will shortly ask the chambers
for authority to subscribe 8,000,000 francs, the
rest of tho 25,000,000 francs required for the
work having been subscribed in Belgium, En
gland and Germany,
A lens for seeing while under water is de
scribed by its discoverers as producingan effect
which is both astonishing and delightful. It
gives distinct vision of objects 20 or 80 feet off,
the eye's loss of extended sight when under
water being because an entirely different focus
Is required. The spectacles which provide this
can bo made by putting two watch glasses of
three-quarters of an inch diameter and an inch
radius back to back, or with the concavities out
ward. We are told that the frock coat which has re
cently almost disappeared from London, has
been brought back through the influence of
the Prince of Wales. His friends all haye
abandoned tbe tall bat for race meetings, and
tho curious combination for men's costume,
known as the "bowler," or checked coat, waist
coat, and trousers from three different suits,
are, under the Prfnce's leadership, in great
fashion. A dark blue dress coat with brass
buttons. Is expected to bo the subject of, his
next effort though such previous attempts
ended in failure. . ' C
A DELIGHTFUL GARDEN PAETI.
St. Jojin's P. E. Chnrch Congregation Enjoys
a Very Pleasant Evening.
The evening garden party given b the resi
dence of John Perrtng, Esq., Butler street, op
posite the car station, lastilght, was a pleasing
success in every particular. The party was
given under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid
Society of St. John's P. E. Church for the ben
efit of the church. The rain early in the even
ing kept many away; but still enough were
present to make the large mansion and grounds
ring with laughter and gay ety.
J At different places on the grounds traction
car headlights were placed, and these, with tbe
Japanese lanterns, mads plenty of light
On account of the rain tbe candy booths,
etc, were all in doors. Tbe parlor was grouped
with tropical plants in the center, and the
booths placed around the central bower. The
candy booth was in charge of Misses Walton
and Seamen. Misses Clark and Webbe had
charge of the lemonade booth. The flower aad
cigar booths were in charge of Misses Perring
and Taylor. The saw dust pie table, a grab
bag arrangement was in charge of Misses
Tomlmson and Josle Cuthbert.
Ice cream and strawberries were served on
the rear porch and under the trees. Mrs.
Kelly, Mrs. Blackford and Mrs. Bower were m
The feature of the evening was the concert
All the numbers were well taken by prominent
local performers. Tbe following was the pro
gramme carried out:
Sunflower chorus, performed by a number of
young ladies; photograph duet -Mrs. If. G. Krlcke
and Mr. Augustus bchnsbel; army and navy duet,
Messrs. Schnabeland '1 nomas: recitation, "Mrs.
Mctiowen's Mistake," Miss Kdlth gotten; vocal
solo, Mrs. t. O. Frlcke: quarrel trio, Mrs. ifrlcke,
Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Lazcar.
A good neat sum was netted for tbe church.
AN ENJOYABLE RECITAL.
The Residents of Lawroncovillo Apprecia
tive of Good Manic.
The organ recital given last evening' in the
Butler M. E. Church was in every way most en
joyable, as well as a fair success financially.
The rain kept many away, but in spite of the
weather the large auditorium of the beautiful
church was well filled.
Prof. Carter, the well-known organist, played
all his numbers with marked skill, expression
and fine feeling. Then tbe new organ was in
such perfect tone that the pleasure was agree
Harry B. Brockett, Jr., was the tenor of the
evening, as was Miss Sadie E. Ritts the soprano;
Miss Olive B. McKinley, the contralto, and Mr.
O. M. Borah the basso.
The singers all did exceptionally well, and re
ceived liberal applause, Mr. Brockett of course,
showing the good results of his European
training. Miss Ritts, who has been creating no
little stir in musical matters here recently, and
who is deservedly growing more popular every
time she sings, did even better than on any pre
vious occasion in this city. If her future success
is as: certain as the tact that her full, rich voice
appreciated last evening, then she can be
naent oi tne place among singers she de-
Mr. Rorah and Miss McKinley are new ana
promising local singers. They both have very
FIFTY YEARS MARRIED.
Dr. nnd Mrs. Bruce, of Allegheny, Celebrate
Their Golden Wedding.
Dr. George D. Bruce, tho oldest practicing
physician in this city, and his wife, celebrated
their golden wedding last evening at their
home. 266 Western avenue, Allegheny. The
doctor was married to Miss Frances McAllister,
of Philadelphia, June 27, 183tf, by Rev. Dr.
Tyng, the celebrated Episcopalian clergyman.
About 200 friends of the aged couple were
present at tho reception last evening, including
three who attended the wedding 60 years ago.
They were Thomas McAllister, of New York,
and John McAllister, of Philadelphia, brothers
of Mrs. Bruce, and Robert Bruce, of Pittsburg.
Dr. and Mrs, Bruce were the recipients of
many handsome present1!.
Convonllon of M. E. Ladles.
The women ot the Methodist Episcopal
churches of Pittsburg and Allegheny who
form the Home and Foreign Missionary so
cieties held their district meeting at New
Brighton yesterday. There was quite an ex
cursion of tbe ladles from the city, most of
going by way of the P. & L. E. R. R. The pro
gramme of tbe day's proceodings embraced
Boms very Interesting reports and addresses.
The Aununl Commencement Exercises of the
California Normal school.
Special Telegram to The DlsDatch.
California, Pa, June 27. Larger than
ever before was the audience that gathered in
the Normal Chapel to witness the commence
ment exercises, and to join in wishing a hearty
god-speed to the departing class. Thirty
young ladies and gentlemen received their di
plomas and went forth to work as teachers in
the following localities: Mary Josephs, Pitts
burg; Minnie McMunn and Nettie Crawford,
Allegheny; Minnie Coursin, McKecsport; Ella
Neemes, Tarentum; Lizzie and Josle Musgrave,
Shousetown; Ida league, Washington; same
Van Voorhis, Monongahela City; Maiy Eich
baum. New Castle; Millie Cunningham, Wam
pum; Maggie Uilmore and Mary vogel, Web
ster; Lillian Brown, West Newton: Anna
Berthel, Mt Pleasant; Ida Hugg, Bello Ver
non; Ella Taggart Fayette City; Ida Goo and
Anna Kinder. Brownsville; Lizzie Jamison,
Waynesburg; James C.Long and Lee Smith,
TJniontown; Joseph Lnckey, Connellsville;
Allie Baker. Catharine Darslc, Annie Hertzog,
Sadie Lilley, Minnie Paxton and Bert Lewis,
Eleven of the class were chosen as speakers
to represent it, which they did most excel
lently. A CASTLE GARDEN KOMANCE.
Tho Efforts of a GUI to Learn the Where
abouts of Her Family.
New Yore, June 27. A romance of Castle
Garden is shadowed by a letter received to-day
by Superintendent Jackson. The writer was
Marie Bey, a 23-year-old French girl, -who lives
in Windom, Minn She asks the Castle Garden
Superintendent to help her to trace her family
or relatives. The girl states that she came to
this country with her mother 21 years ago on
the steamer Cella from Havre. On arrival her
mother was suffering from typhoid fever, and
with her mother sbe was transferred to tbe
Ward's Island Hospital. The mother died,
and the writer was adopted by a family whose
name she does not give. She has lived with
the family ever since.
"I never knew," she writes, "what my right
name was until recently, for the folks that took
me when my mother died would never let me
know anything abont try parents. I do not
know what my mother's name was, and I don't
know whether my father is living or not." She
wants to find out what part ot France her
mother came from.
The War Department In Mourning In Mem
ory of Simon Cameron.
Washington, June 27, The following order
was issued this afternoon:
"Wab ditartment. ,
Washington, June 27, 1889. J
The painful duty devolves upon the Secretary o
War of announcing the death of Hon. Simon
Cameron, or Pennsylvania. Mr. Cameron was the
Secretary of War In tbe original Cabinet of Presi
dent Lincoln, ana rendered distinguished ser
vices to his country In tbe early period of the late
Var for the Union. Before that time and sub
sequently be represented bis State in tbe Senate of
the United States for many years. He bad by reason
of strength attained the ripe aye of 90 ycats. and
died on tbe 26th lust, near the place of his birth.
In the great Commonwealth he had so long and
laithfully served. Asa mark of respect to his
memory, it is ordered that the offices connected
with the Department of War be draped In mourn
ing for tbe period of 30 days and all business bo
suspended therein on the day of the funeral.
Medfield .FBOCTOit, Secretary or War.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Hon. John P. Verrce.
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Philadelphia, June Z7. Ex-Congressman
John P. Verree died at his home at Verne's Mills,
near Fox Chase, this morning, in his 73d year.
The immediate cause of his death was heart fail
ure, produced by a prolonged attack of Illness.
Mr. Ycrrce was a bachelor and was born and lived
all his life in the vlclulty of Verree's Mills. He
was born in 1816, and in early lire entered business
as a manufacturer or iron, and for years was at
the head orthe firm of John 1. Verree & Co.,
dealers In edge tools, and of the firm of Verree tx
Mitchell, dealers In iron and steel. For a consid
erable period he was President of the .National
Capital Life Insurance Company. He .was in
early life a Whig in politics, and the law of grav
itation brought him Into the Kepubllcan party,
with which he became very prominently Identi
fied. He served six years as a member of Select
Council, daring four or which he presided over
the chamber. He was elected to the Thirty-sixth
Congress In 1S58, and servedxbrfour years, having
been elected to tbe Thirty-seventh Congress In
I860. The Constitutional Convention of l'ennsyl
vanla. at tbe close of their deliberate work, ap-
folnted In November, 1S73, Mr. Verree as one of
lie comniUsiomrs to supervise the vote on the
new constitution, his associates being Edwin 11,
Fltler, Edward Browning, John O. James and
Henry 9. Hacert Mr. Verree was long a director
and for a time President of the Union League,
He was one of the orislnal members of the Com
mlttee of one Hundred which dldmucb to rid this
city of ring role about wn-yens ago. ' .-
TRAGI'S HEW STILE.
The Secretary Effect, nn Eatlro Reorgan
ization of tbe Navy Department.
WASHm oton, June 27. By a sweeping gen
eral order issued to-day. Secretary Tracy di
rected an entire reorganization of the business
methods of the Navy Department Succinctly
stated the Secretary's reasons for making the
order are as follows: Up to this timo tho new
requirements and new duties constantly aris
ing from the conditions of change incident to
the replacement of tbe old wooden vessels
with new ships and modern guns, have been
assigned here and there to tbe several bureaus
of the department often with no better reason
than tbe convenience of tbe moment. The
result has been confusion and an exaggeration
ui iue ueiects oi tne Bureau system, Duties
which have no connection havn been nlaceil
together and those naturally associated liaya
been divorced. Supply has been complicated
Electric lighting, for example, has been
claimed by three bureaus. The training of
officers and men apart from the independent
establishment of tbn Naval Academy, has been
divided between an equal number. Ana there
has been no office to control and detail tbe per
sonnel as a whole, both officers and men, and to
receive and transmit the correspondence of tbe
fleet Secretary Whitney realized the evils of
the system, and made an effort to change them,,
but was obliged from the magnitude of the
task and the paramount importance of concen
trating his energies upon the procurement of
new ships and guns, to abandon the work.
Secretary Tracy, however, now say3 that time
is ripe for further change, and has accordingly
issued tbe new order. It enlarges tbe dutlesot
same of the bureaus, notably the Bureau of
Equipment to which is attributed nearly all the
duties of supply, heretofore belonging to the
Bureau of Navigation, and the control of tbe
bydrographic and compass offices of tho Naval
Observatory. To the constructing, manufact
uring and purchasing bureans are assigned
other duties, grouping them systematically and
Each bureau exercises control of its shops,
labor, superintendence, requisitions, accounts
and appropriations. The limits of authority
are well defined. The Bureau of Navigation
loses its duties of suDDlvand its control over
several important offices, and becomes under
the immediate direction of the Secretary and
Executive section for military matters, a'nd is
cnargea witn tne training, discipline and con
trol of the personnel of the fleet. Finally the
chief3 of the Bureau of Yards and Docks,
Equipment, Ordnance, Construction and Re
pairs and Steam Engineering ex-offlcio consti
tute a board for the design, construction and
equipment of new ships. Practically, the one
effect of the order will be to make the Bureau
of Navigation correspond to the Adjutant
General's office In the War Department in tho
control of the entire personnel of the organiza
tion. MRS. HAYES FDNERAL.
A Largo Number of Distinguished Persons
Will be Present.
Fremont, O., June 27. The arrangements
for the funeral ot Mrs. Hayes to-morrow aro
about completed. The services will be very
brief and simple. Dr. L. D. McCabe, of Dela
ware University, will have charge, and will be
assisted by Dr. Merrick, one of Mrs. Hayes'
college professors, and the different ministers
of the city. Friends of the family are arriving
on every train. Some beautiful floral designs
have already reached the Hayes residence.
There will be a large attendance. Quite a num
ber ol personal friends of the Hayes family
from different points' have arrived to-day and
this evening to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Hayes to-morrow, and in the morning a special
train will arrive from Columbus, bringing a
throng of old-time associates and f rieuds of tbe
ex-President and his lamented wife. Governor
and Mrs. Foraker are expected to be of the
party. There are alroady present at Spiegel
Grove to-night 21 out of the 24 persons who
were guests at tho White House at Washing
ton on December 30, 1877, when General and
Mrs. Hayes celebrated their silver wedding an
niversary. The list of personal friends who are under
tho Hayes' roof-tree to-night embraces Gen
eral and Mrs. Mitchell, Dr. and Mrs. Fullerton
and R. H. Piatt, of Columbus; J. W. Herron
and wife. Dr. John Davis and wife, of Cincin
nati; Mrs. Ellen G. Cook, Mrs. M. M. a Gil
more, Miss McKell and J. S. McKeli, of Chilli
cothe;Mrs. and Mrs. Lemuel Boggs, of Circle
ville, O.: Mr. and' Mrs. Scott Boggs and Miss
Boggs, of Kingston. O.; Mrs. General Russell
Hastings and Mrs. Lucy McCandles, of Pitts
burg, and Miss Nellie Cook, of Detroit
A CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO.
Chairman McCreery in That City Inquiring
About the Rendv-DIndo Houses.
CHICAGO, June 27. Wm. McCreery, of Pitts
burg. Chairman of the Johnstown Relief Com
mittee, is in tbe city and held to-day a confer
ence with Mayor Cregier and other members
of the Johnstown committee, to whom he ex
plained the condition of affairs of the stricken
city. He says that it is in contemplation to spend
the rexriainlng 500,000 In tbe hands of his com
mittee in furnishing houses and furniture for
the sufferers at the rate of about S3U0 each.
Mr. McCreery called on tbe Mayor at tbe re
quest of Governor Beaver, who deired him to
ascertain if it was possible to get any more
than the 300 ready-made houses already ordered
FOE THE UNKNOWN DEAD.
A IHonnmcnt to the Unidentified Johnstown
Victims In Prospect.
imOM A STATF CORRESPOSDKNT.1
Johnstown, June 27. John Chalfant and
Jacob Painter, Jr., of Pittsburg, were in Johns
town to-day to look at a sight for a cemetery
for the unknown dead which the Cambria Iron
Works will contribnte on Prospect Hill. Gen
eral Wiley detailed Dr. Foster to accompany
the gentlemen over the devastated field.
Before leaving Mr. Fainter said he wonld
start a subscription at the Chamber of Com
merce to raise money enongh to erect a fine
monument on the hillside, to bo dedicated to
the memory of the unknown dead. It will cost
$350,000 n Year While In Prison.
From the New York Tribune "j
There is a queer story told of K L Harper,
the wrecker of the Fidelity Bank of Cincin
nati. It is to the effect that he has been doing
a profitable iron business to the tnne of 350,000
a year while serving his sentenee in the Ohio
penitentiary. Through tbe efforts of his faith
ful wife, a joint stock company was formed,
and, presumably through the collusion of some
of the prison officials. Harper was allowed to
direct tho movement! of this company by tele
graph, thus enabling it to make money when
other men in the Iron business were actually
running behind. It Is a striking illustration of
what a "smart" man with money can do even
when he is dead in the eyes of tbe law. In the
meanwhile the discovery of this little arrange
ment will be likely to arrest the effort to obtain
a pardon for this distinguished criminal.
The Dlrtless Shoe and Wlltless Shirt.
From the New York Herald. 3
Yellow shoes and flannel shirts? Wby not?
Every man who is not a hypocrit must confess
to yearnings after these articles of comfort.
Let us have a campaign of common sense in
Hurrah for tbe dlrtless shoe and the wiltlcss
ODD THINGS ON THE HEAD.
Ik Norway a high hat shaped something like
a flower pot is worn, and the Cossack wears
hat like a stovepipe, without a Brim.
To-DAYamongtheSwlssa hat is worn simi
lar in form to the old Puritan hat It how
ever, is often ornamented with gay-colored
ribbons about it
The marabout or black priest of Mohammed,
who wanders among tbe African tribes, wears
upon bis sable head a white cap or fez, such as
he expects to wear in Paradise.
Ik Mohammedan countries the turban is
found. Some ot these are scarfs wrapped and
twisted about the head. Others are combina
tions of scarf and fez, with a button and tassel.
When stovepipe hats were first Introduced
among Indians they usually punched tbe top
out of them the first thing for the sake of ven
tilation, as they did not care to have their
AN African hat is In tbe form of a helmet
woven of rushes or straw, having a peak on
top and a mask or viser extending down over
the face. There are two holes or goggles for
The Chinese mandarins and men of conse
quence wear little round silK skull caps most
of the time. These are ornamented on the top
with buttons whose colors denote the order or
rank of the wearer.
A singular Corean hat is a great ronnd
mat ot straw worn by a mourner. This goes
with a costume of coarse cloth. Tho hat Is
bound down at the sides so as to almost conceal
the head and face of tbe wearer. He carries
in bis hand a screen or fan, and when In the
road anyone approaches him ha holds this
screen in front of him so that it tofetaw with
the bat, completely conceals him.
NEW YORK NEWS NOTES.
An TJnmnal Breach of Promise Suit.
CNSW TOBK BUBXAU SPECIALS.
New Yobk, June 27. Jacob Leise, a widower
since last (September, and Mrs. Caroline Stet
ter, a widow since last October, met each other
last December. Mr. Leise fell In love with
Mrs. Stetter at once and told her so. He
thought she promised to marry him. He gave
her a gold watch and chain, bracelets, earrings
and an engagement ring. Three weeks ago he
asked her to set the wedding day. She called
him an old fool, and said she would never
marry him. He immediately sned her for 10,
000 damages for breach of promise and for the
recovery of his presents. Tho trial of the case
was fixed for to-day. Last night however, Mr.
Leise and Mrs. Stetter met by chance at the
house of a common friend. Mr. LelJe proposed
again and offered to withdraw his suit if Mrs.
Stetter would marry him then and there. After
demurring half an hour sbe did it To-day Mr.
and Mrs. Leise went to court together to have
the case of Leise against Stetter taken from the
Little Lord Fnunlleroy.
In the French-Sanger suit over Mrs.Burnett's
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" to-day, Goorge W.
Lynch, manager of the child actress; Elsie
Leslie, told what he knew about his small
protege's contract with the managers of the
Broadway Theater. Mr. Lynch wished Elsie to
be paid $175 a week at the opening of the nego
tiations in July, 1S8S. Mr. French thought that
too much. Mrs. Lyde, Elsie's mother, refused
to let her child play Little Lord Fauntleroy
for less than 150 a week and a carriage to and
from the theater. Eventually it was arranged
that Elsie should act for 8100 a week, should be
provided with a sleeping car for herself and
her mother when traveling and should have a
free cab at her service. The managers of the
Broadway alio agreed to have her name used
on every possible occasion.
Mr. Finn Comes Oat Ahead.
Stuyvesant Fish is triumphant in tbe squab
ble of the centennial committees. Late this
afternoon Elbridge T. Gerry made an uncon
ditional surrender, and sent him 10,000 due to
the Entertainment Committee from the Gen
eral Committee for 1.000 ball tickets. Mr. Fish
at once issued a formal type-written manifesto
to the effect that tbe Entertainment Committee
would now be able to pay all its debts and show
a small surplus in the accounts, which
it would publish shortly. Mr. Fish says El
bridge T. Gerry Is eating crow. Colonel 8. V.
R. Cruger, Chairman of tho Centennial Sub
Committee on the Army, reported to-day that
after disbursing 5127,000 he had about $2,500 on
hand. The profits of tbe committee from the
sale of seats on the public stands was almost
Some Rather Precocious Children.
James Hanning and Edward Heafey, 14 years
old, broke into Mrs. Healey's room with an ax
during her absence. Young Healey packed up
his mother's clothes while Hanning stole her
jewelry. They pawned everything they could
carry away, and then induced two 11-year-old
girls from Kinney's Tobacco factory to go on a
spree with them. The four children bought
and drank ten quarts of beer. Then they lay
down drunk in an alley and slept A police
man who found them there locked them up.
They were committed to the care of the Society
for tbe Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Donn Piatt's Editorial Career.
It is reported' that Donn Fiatt has retired
from the editorship of EeloriVs Magazine.
His name, however, is still used by the pub
lishers. The reason for Mr. Piatt's retirement
was a hint from the owners of the magazine
that tbey wished to change its policy by reor
ganizing tbe editorial department Mr. Piatt's
friends think that his bad mental and physical
condition is the real cause of his dismissal.
Celia Logan, who was associated with Mr. Piatt
In thejedltorlal work of SelforcTs Magazine,
will be retained by tbe publishers.
FEWER PEOPLE TO FEED.
Colonel Spangler Preparing to Close Some
rVHOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johkbtown, June 27. Colonel Spangler
made another official report to General Hast
ings, to-day, in which he states that ha has re
duced the number of persons fed one-third. It
is his intention to close the commissaries at
Brownstown, Minersville, Bosedalo and Coop
ersdale this week, and supply the wants of the
needy from tbe commissaries in Cambria City
and on Prospect H11L He will also consolidate
the commissaries in East Conemangh, and
Woodvale into one station at Franklin, and
close tbe stations at Grubbtown, Moxham and
Walnut Grove, and supply tbe really needy
from Johnstown and Kernville. He thinks by
Monday the work of relieving the destitute can
be left to the citizens.
The changes outlined will leave six commis
saries, located In Franklin, Conemaugh. John
stown, Kernville, Prospect Hill and Cambria
City. When ue made his last report he was
feeding 26,216 people. To-day the number has
been reduced to 16,725.
New York's delusiveness.
From tbe Chicago News.j
A prominent citizen of New York died the
other day and a newspaper in commenting on
the sad occurrence remarked that the deceased
"may be quite an accession to the other world,
but he Is a small loss to this." Here is a strik
ing example of the exdusiveness of Ifew
York's best people.
Woodruff's False Bosoms.
From the Minneapolis Tnbune.1
Woodruff mafcei a clean breast of It so often
that people will soon suspect him of wearing
What queer schemes some men have for
making money. Here is Freedon Bhelman, of
Garrett connty. West Virginia, who expects to
make his fortune some day by extracting gold
from the teeth of dead bodies. He says there
is millions ot dollars thus going to waste.
The wife of Jacob Hocker. of McKeesport
Pa., is recovering irom a fever of peculiar type.
Her whole body shed its skin. The skin of the
hands and arms came Off like a glove, and the
hair, toe and linger nails came off. "It was
frightful, and I was afraid she would never re
cover," said her husband. This is the third
time the lady has had the affliction.
A number, of strange fish, formed like the
white fish of Lake Erie, have just been caught
at the dam near Meadville. Borne think they
areciscoes. Tbey are in color regular straw
berry blondes, with reddish gills and tails, and
so far as reported, entirely new to those waters.
How they got there is a mystery.
A Meadville, Fa., young man has a scrap
book containing marriage notices of tll the
women he has loved, and he is alleged to sit
out in tbe moonlight and read it with moist
Wilkesbabbe, Pa., has a new factory that
makes soap by the cold process from tallow,
cocoanut oil imported from Ceylon and lye.
There is no smell from tbe place.
Near Kempton, Berks connty, Pa., four
honest worthy bachelor brothers named Kemp
ton, SO to 73 years old, own and till an excellent
farm. One does the cooking, another the
baking another tbe washing and the fourth
does the ironing.makes thebeds andsweeps out
They live alone, and at present are working In
tho hayfields barefooted.
A qtarby of paving stone in which the slabs
are streaked with red, white andblue has been
discovered near Meshoppen, Wyoming county,
Doc JordAK, of Biegelsville, Pa., owns a
bicycta which, it is (aid, "was at one time the
property of George Washington."
"SucTf Impudencel" exclaimed a lady sharply
in a Philadelphia drugstore to an elderly man.
who bad to explain that he was only winking at
the proprietor for a special brand of soda, t
AN old citizen of Marietta, O., says: If the
bubbles gather in the center of the breakfast
coffee cup the day will be clear.
"Telephoke pirates" is the name given by
Philadelphians to thoso who make use of other
WrxsoKttOBESTShasto keep his dog tied
all the time, for u toon u he gets toot. fc rut
to the heaoeop aid tau up all the a
find. ,"? , ,-
The English sparrow, undisguised,
said to bo taking the place of tho reed bird i
Chicago bills of fare.
A London physician of eminence mai
tains that the most potent cause of the dissei
ination of disease is kissing.
A citizen of Hawkinsvflle, Ga., has bet
married twice in the same breeches, which 1
still wears. They are 40 years old.
A lumber dealer, of Indianapolis, Ind
says that the inhalation of the odor of pit
lumber is tbe reason why lumber yard hora
are so healthy.
On aceount of the fears that consumptic
is contageous the German War Minister h;
decided that the chest of every soldier is to I
measured once a month.
The height of snobbishness Is reache
at English bazaars, where money is taken as tt
price of an introduction to this and that beaut
or titled lady presiding over tables.
The Sonth Australian Government hav
made arrangement by which an engine dnvc
who has run his traiAs for two vears withot
accident shall be presented with S50.
Peter Anderson, a Wisconsin man, ha
hair that fluffs out from his head like wool te
inches thick, so that he has to wear in lieu of
bat a silk turban, with an elastic band at tn
The fastest runner in Haralson, Ga., i
"Old Man Goggins," who is 72 years of age. H
has a record of nine seconds and a fraction fo
'100 yards, and can make the distance inside o
An Alabama woman heard a ghost ii
the house. Her husband heard nothing bu
rats. She stuck to ghost and he to rats, am
they began suit for divorce the next day oi
the grounds of incompatibility ot temper.
Claude McConnell, of Lafayette, Ga.
was hoeing cotton. His hoe struck a stom
and a particle of the hoe broke off, and as i
flew up it imbedded Itself In the corner or whit
portion of the right eye. A doctor, with thi
help of coacalne, removed it without civic
him any pain whatever.
"W. D. Wynne tried to cross a swollei
creek near Madison, Ga., in his buggy. He wa.
carried down stream, but by cutting the horsi
loose from the harness and holding to thi
reins, his life was saved, though the creek wa,
very deep and he could not swim. Thehorsi
went ashore, pulling his owner after him.
A patient gentleman, who collects stat
istics, brings out some figures to help tbe canst
of peace. It seems that from 1852 to 1877 wai
killed 1,918,000 people, and what is still mort
wonderful the killing of each man cost mor
than 2,000. The total cost was 21413,000,000
so that peace has it good points from an eco
Mrs. Tom Lee, who lives a few miles
from HInesville, Ga., has a turkey gobbler that
is a valuable addition to the poultry yard. Thit
spring he took charge of a brood of little
turkeys and raised them. He developed a pro
pensity to set and Mrs. Lee has gratified him.
He Is now setting on a dozen turkey eggs and
two dozen hen eggs.
Since cocs:-fighting has been suppressed
in South Carolina, the sporting men have been
endeavoring to create some suitable amusement
to take its place. It seems that the law-makers,
never having contemplated such a thing as
bull-fighting, made no provision for its preven
tion. Now comes an advertisement of a bull
fight to take place In Florence.
At the widow Hobbs' place ne3r Burnt
Mills, in Walker county.Georgia, on a mulberry
tree a night or two ago, 30 chickens ana 2 tur
keys were roosting. It was struck by light
ning. Next morning, out of tbe crowd, but ono
lay dead, a rooster that had crowed for the last
time. The survivors, as night came on, again
chose the fatal tree for their resting place.
Here is a scintillation of unconscions
humor from a crowded street in London. A
little girl of 2 or S years had been lost, and was
crying most bitterly, and would not tell any of
those who asked her what was her name or ad
dress. Seeing tbe position of affairs, a benev
olent old gentleman said kindly to her, "My
dear, won't yon tell me your name? Do try
and recollect. It can't be so long since yon
There is in tha civilized world an aver
age of one deaf mute to every 1,500 of the pop
ulation; in other words there are at least 1,000,
000 of this afflicted class. In the United State j
there are 38,000; in Great Britain, 20,000; in Ge
many, 25,000: in France, 30,000; in Sweden,2,0L
in Norway, 1,100; in Denuiark.2,000; in Holland,
2,800, and in Switzerland (the country above all
o tilers wnere aeainess is prevalent), iv,wa
The life-line carrying rocket, tested at
Washington on Thursday, promises to be very,
useful appliance in case of shipwreck. It car
ries a line 1,000 yards, and being fired from the
ship instead of from the shore, there ought to
be no difficulty in making connections, such as
arises from the bad aim of guns Intended to
shoot a line over a wrecked vessel. All steam
vessels are to be required to carry some such
device as this after March, 1S90.
31. Bert recently sewed the tip of a rat's
tail into its back, and it. tho tail, immediately
took root in its new position. Then he cnt the
loop thus formed by tbe fan, and the rat had
two tails. He has found, however, that as a
rule, the new tail has no sensation. All this
may be interesting to M. Bert but it can't bo
relished very much by the rat. Even for the
Sake of science, it is hardly likely that M. Bert
would consent to have one of his bands sewed
Into his back, and kept there until it took root
There are evidently tigers in scientific labora
tories as well as in Indian jungles.
One of the most striking spectacles re
cently seen in Madrid was the burial of tha
mother of the celebrated bull fighter Frascuelo.
It appears that she was a very timid woman,
and lived in constant alarm during, his en
counters. Her death took place during his last
great tight when he killed six bulls. Frascuelo
showed his love of his mother by giving her a
princely burial, which is estimated to have cost
him over 000. The coffin, which was in lead
and gold, was carried from the house to tho
hearse by six banderilleros, and was drawn bv
eight horses to the churchyard, accompanied
by over 160 carriages. Without any want of
sympathy for the son's grief, one cannot help
reflecting that an espada who buries bis rela
tives in this style must have been making a
good thing of ft
FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
Sound to the corps a bugle call.
One way in which to make Congressional
garden seeds come up is to put dynamite under
them.-OU City Blizzard.
As tne butcher adds his hand to the
weight of the steak he piously sighs to himself.
'I love to steal, awh'lle, a weigh." Florida
A man In a strange village reads a sign
"Ask your druggist for it"-rcfleets a moment
and says with a grin: 'Ah, 1 see. A prohibition
town. Texas Sittings.
"Know thyself," read Fogg, musingly.
"No, thanks. I know so many people now thst
I do not card to extend my aeqnalntan;e-notia
that direction, at least." Batton Transcript.
Several girl graduates have secured tha
degree of Bachelor of Arts this week. And tbey
so artless! to say nothing of the confusing nature
of the title as to thegender.-PAffarfelpAfa Ledger,
Bride George, dear, when we reach town
let us try to avoid leaving the Impression that wej
are newly married.
All right Maude; you can bug this valise. A
A new book isnut on "The Art of Breath
ing." "How to Secure the Privilege of Breath
ing" will be more nseful In these days of trusts
and monopolies of light Dcat and water. i'tio
Wife (emphatically Did yon say mar
riage was a failure?
Husband (humbly) No, my dear. I did not. A
married man doesn't have to saywhat he thinks,
Theatrical aspirant I've been an ama
teur for some time, and now that I've got a di
vorce I want to go on the regular stage.
Manager-1'm afraid you've made a mistake,
madam. You should have saved the divorce to
bill with your first season. Judge.
She was a young woman of an inquiring
turn of mind on her way home from college, and
during a delay at a station she walked up and
down the platform calculating the ponderabili
ties. '"I wonder," she said to her papa, "what
la the weight or this tralnf" "KeaUy, T dear. I
couldn't say. but " "I know what ttis," In
terrupted an Impatient drummer, It's about
four hours and a hair." Then tne glrlwentla
and sat down to think awhlie.-lHwAw&
Bill Canada called at this office last even
ing and Indignantly denied the story that ha was
drowned In the Missouri river, while admiring
the pontoon bridge at Nebraska City, several days
ago, Notwithstanding his denial, however, tho
Journal has positive proorthat he was drowned
and was placed In a handsome casket arter tho
recovery or his body, but Kraut Hansom rashly
passed a saw into the box and the unhappy una
.rffctiwivont. Tha Sheriff of UtM Mnty 1
now as hU trask, and UUiniU te buy Ms teres
hot of redtssytfe as July .-r Mat.
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