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PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1SS9.
A STABT AT THE PARKS.
The action of the Committee on Public
' 'Works in recommending the ordinance for
the improvement of the grounds about the
Herron's Hill reservoir, to be known as the
i Herron's Hill Park, is a step toward the
establishment of a park system that is pleas
ant to note.
Some acres of space are available at that
point, which is comparatively accessible to a
large share of the working population, and
will be more so when the Central Traction
road is completed. In availability to
the class that most needs parks it is far
superior to the grounds at the Hiland reser
voir, which can only be reached by those
I who have horses and carriages. It com
mands one of the most striking and expan
sive views in "Western Pennsylvania, and if
( 'the grounds about the pumping house, on
the eastern side of the hill, are included in
the improvement, it will make a very neat
and attractive addition to the permanent
open spaces of the city.
This is a gratifying start, but the work
should not be permitted to stop there.
Other open spaces are available on hill tops
close to the thickly built up city, and the
grand and expansive park which is to
decorate the Pittsburg of the future should
not be lost sight of.
SQ USE TO AEGUE.
The learned license judges of Philadel
phia and Alleghenv counties, who were
overruled by the Supreme Court decision on
wholesale licenses, seem disposed to take it
rather hardly. Some indications have been
reported that Judge White was not well
pleased with it; but the deliverance of the
Philadelphia judges given in our special
dispatches makes our own Judge's reception
of the reverse appear by comparison like the
most philosophical calmness. There does
not seem to be much use in recalcitration by
the lower courts. The Supreme Court's de
cision may not be wholly above criticism,
but the philosophy of the old courtier who
declined to dispute with a monarch who had
an army of half a million men applies in
this case. It is of no use toargue adjudi
' cated legal questions with the Supreme
SHEPAED CAN GO.
The appointment of Colonel Elliott F.
Shepard as Minister to Russia is objected to
by the esteemed New York World, on the
ground that this country cannot spare him.
The nation is on the brink of a new out
break of the Civil War, as is very well
known by those who have followed the
Colonel's literary efforts; and, therefore, the
World thinks that the country should not
deprive itself of the presence of a fighting
man of so much pugnacity as Colonel Shep
ard. This might be a cogent argument if it did
not ignore the well-known tact that all the
pugnacity of the present juncture is stored
up within the breast ot the good editor.
Other Americans had their appetites for the
pomp and circumstance of war fully satis
fied during the struggle of a couple of
decades ago, in which Colonel Shepard was
prevented by circumstances from bearing
any part. This accounts for the gallant
Colonel's surplus and superabundance of
bellicose spirit; and it also indicates that
with the Colonel safely housed at St. Pe
tersburg, the peace of the country will be
secure until he returns.
In view of the fact that the nation can
keep out of war it it deports Shepard, we
think that it can safely afford to let the re
ligious editor go to the Muscovite capital.
Besides, the missionary work which that
eminent diplomatist can find to do in the
way of forbidding the Czar's Sunday re
views, is something that should not be neg
lected. A POLITICAL EHTEEPBISE.
Further reports in regard to that summer
trip of the two Republican lights, Senators
Tlatt and Alger, to Alaska, reveal the fact
that the lease of the Alaska Commercial
Company of the seal fisheries is to expire
within the next year. Messrs. Piatt and
Alger have doubtless duly pondered the
fact that numerous millions have been made
by the holding of that leaso in the past, and
have perceived the conclusion that the pos
session, of the lease for a term of years for
the future would be a very nice reward for
their political services in the past campaign,
which, in their view, have not received the
recognition they deserve. Consequently, it
may be well lor them to go and look over
the ground. There is no doubt that the seal
fishing monopoly is a very rich bit or
plunder, or that Piatt and Alger would
willingly forego the glory of legislative
fame for the sake of the millions which the
could make out of that piece of spoil But
otber political millionaires are interested in
the ring; and with the probability of com
petition for its possession, there is a possi
bility that the public interests will get a
AIT ILLOGICAL CONCLUSION.
The general tenor of the Supreme Court
decision on the aubject of wholesale licenses
affords satisfaction in overruling the ex
treme and severe restriction of the whole
sale liquor business which had been en
, forced by the License Courts of Philadel
phia and Allegheny counties. Neverthe
less, there are some points in the decision,
which, from a purely logical view, are open
to criticism. One of them is pointed out by
the Philadelphia Press, to the effect that in
passing judgment on the Pittsburg case,
Chief Justice Paxson cited and relied upon
the liquor law of April 3, 1872, which is ap
plicable to Allegheny county only; and
-when he reached the Philadelphia case,
treated it as coverned by the decision in the
Pittsburg case. Thus, it appears that a
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Philadelphia case is decided by a local law
of Allegheny county alone.
As this apparent anomaly is corrected by
the fact that the general law oi 1856 uses
the same language with regard to the quali
fication of wholesale dealers as is to be
lound in the local law which the court
cited, it is less important than another ap
parent measure in the logic of the ruling.
The Supreme Court lays down as a neces
sary qualification for a license of any sort,
American citizenship, temperate habits and
good moral character. Having done this,
in the course of this decision, it takes up
the Philadelphia case, in which a corpora
tion is the applicant for license, and after
severely and somewhat sarcastically criti
cising the course of the Philadelphia court
in inquiring into the moral character of a
corporation, decides that the corporation
must be granted its license.
In this case the court evidently oversets
its own argument by a false conclusion.
Starting out with the clear statement that
a good moral character is requisite, it then
proceeds to ridicule the idea that a corpora
tion can have any moral character at all.
The inevitable conclusion from these prem
ises would be that the corporation, being
destitute of the necessary requisite, by the
the very condition of its being, is debarred
from the ability to receive a license under
Of course, the mistake that the court
makes is in failing to perceive that while a
corporation, as such, may not have a moral
character, the manner in which it transacts
its business can possess such a character,
and that for its course in the sale of liquor
the corporation is legitimately responsible
under the license law.
She druggists and the law.
The report which is developed in our local
columns that the druggists of the city are
preparing for a new struggle over the ques
tion of selling Sunday soda water and other
cooling beverages, indicates the danger that
the struggle may be waged on a false basis.
It is our opinion that during the heated
term the sale of non-intoxicating beverages
to the heated people on our streets should
be permitted. It is as much of a necessity
as the delivery of milk and bread; on Sun
day; and in some cases, where people are
suffering from thirst and can get nothing
but the questionable hydrant water, it is
even more so. If the druggists will adopt a
policy for the purpose of testing the law
anew and carrying it to the highest court,
they will command the public support. If
defeated in the movement, an appeal for the
amendment of the law to permit the sale of
such beverages under such necessity as in
the present weather will be assented to
by the vast majority of liberal and intelli
But it the course is taken of nullifying
and blocking the law, as is intimated else
where, the people adopting that policy
place themselves in antagonism, not only to
the extreme view of the law. but to all en
forcement of law whatever. They cannot
afford to take the course of overriding the
administration of law. That is a very big
undertaking for any person; and in the case
of a business interest dependent on the law
for protection, it is one in which success
would be more disastrous than defeat.
Properly construed, the law should not be
held to forbid the sale of soda water on Sun
day. But the efforts of the druggists should
be in the direction of securing a proper con
struction and not of defying the law alto
gether. PEINCE AND PEOPLE.
The unpopularity of the German matri
monial connections of the English royal
family, and the disgust which Queen Vic
toria's liking for Germans has excited
among her subjects, are no new things. The
anti-German feeling in Great Britain has
not been diminished by the lack of filial
respect shown by Emperor William to his
English mother. But it is only recently
that the anti-German sentiment has received
the indorsement of the Prince of Wales.
Why the Prince, who is a very politic per
son, has allowed it to become known that he
bears no good will toward his German
nephew and the German royal family is not
clear, but he has certainly permitted such
an impression to be made upon the public
It is said, though the authority is rather
doubtful, that he will not allow his children
to seek husbands or wives among the Ger
man royalties, and that he intends to drop
the name of Albert when the Queen dies,
and reign as Edward VII. The latter re
port is not at all worthy of credit, and as to
the former it is not very easy to see whom
his children are to marry if the German
princes are barred. Children of reigning
monarchs are not plentiful in Europe.
The marriage of English" royalties to sub
jects has not been popular with the latter
since the Marquis of Lome committed matri
But there is considerable significance in the
Prince of Wales' actions of late. He point
edly rebuked the English Government for its
discourtesy to France by taking his family
to the Paris Exposition. In his attitude at
home he has delighted to show an unusually
democratic spirit. It looks as if he were
preparing to play a new role in England
to be the darling of the masses rather than
the classes. Perhaps his common sense, for
which he has always been noted, will prove
more valuable than rarer mental gifts might
A LEGAL TnCAtxviV,.
Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, in his address
before the Yale Law School, placed consid
erable emphasis upon the fact that the
moving spirits in the Revolutionary move
ment that created this country were law
yers. When we consider the prominence in
that straggle of men of the character and
calling of Washington, Gouverneur Morris,
Benjamin Franklin, and the host of "em
battled farmers who fired the shot heard
round the world," the exact accuracy of the
assertion may be questioned. But ad
mitting that the lawyers of the revolu
tionary era bore a very prominent part in
upholding the liberties of the colonies, it is
worth while to remember that there are
lawyers and lawyers.
Mr. Depew was correct in holding up the
example of the lawyers of Bevolutionary
fame for the emulation of the embryo
lawyers of this day. It is amuch better ex
ample for them than the quality of some
lawyers who are prominent in the present
day. The lawyers who advise rich corpor
ations as to the devices by which they can
override public policy and nullify consti
tutional obligations, are not of the class of
lawyers that would lead a weak and strug
gling colony in upholding its liberties
against a powerful Government. There may
be more immediate profit in legal services to
enable the powers that be to disregard law and
right: but there is more fame in the public
services of the lawyers of Bevolutionary
times, than in the fortunes that may be
gained by perverting the laws so as to make
corporate aggressions safe and easy.
"Tiieee is apparently much more than
the usual difficulty this year in fixing the
r J2r-iasasna-a n , w - .. jl .
wages in the Pennsylvania and Ohio iron
mills," says the Providence Journal. This
shows the failure of the esteemed Journal to
understand the situation. The wages scale
is being adopted with the slightest possible
degree of friction, by the simple device of
the Amalgamated Association presenting a
moderate scale and the manufacturers ac
cepting it There has not been a year, for a
long time, in which the wages scale was
settled with so little trouble and such
Visitors to Paris this year are making
the discovery that, while the Eiffel tower is
very high, there are two or three things that
are higher. One of them is the price of
hotel accommodations, the other is the time
which some of the visitors to the French
capital are having.
The plan of having the Johnstown suf
ferers make affidavit to their losses; to have
the affidavits examined and approved by
the local committee, and to have all of
them registered before the relief is distri
buted, appears to be full of precautions
against numerous possible mistakes. But
as Hamtct remaiks, while the grass grows
the horse starves, and the proverb is as
musty as the relief may be before it reaches
the destitute sufferers.
The Pottery Trust seems to have come
to the appropriate termination of a grand
smash before it got into operation. Pottery
combinations are too fragile affairs to swim
down the stream of commerce where they
will come into collision with the law of
A Republican organ turns up its nose
at the report that Bishop Oberly proposes to
establish a paper in Washington to advocate
civil service reform of the Democratic va
riety. A journal ot that sort might be a
proper snbject for jeers, but it would not
have half so difficult a task as the organ
which tries to advocate civil service reform
of the Clarkson variety. Such an organ
would have to be published with blank edi
These is a suggestion of ghoulish glee in
the point raised in an esteemed Philadel
phia cotemporary, that in view ot the re
sent wholesale license decision, the title may
come into use, in connection with the Su
preme judicial tribunal, of "the Supreme
The dissatisfaction of Cleveland that it
cannot continue to have the advantages
over Pittsburg, in the matter of freights,
that have transferred to that place a large
share of the iron and steel industries that
belonged here, is a natural outcome of old
inequalities in transportation. People who
have had the benefit of discrimination for a
long time always squirm when they have
to give it up.
The friends of Henry M. Stanley have
received authentic information that the ex
plorer is safe and well. The only trouble
that he is likely to experience from this
time on will arise from the necessity of
rescuing his rescuer, the bicycling Stevens.
The greatest stroke of policy comprised
in Chicago's recent act of annexation has
only been developed within the last day or
two. It appears that Chicago has annexed
some half dozen of the suburban cemeteries.
It may be relied upon that when the census
enumerators go around next year Chicago
will not miss a single dead man.
The tri-weekly railway wreck and fire
was located in Virginia yesterday. Only
five people having been killed, the public
will not regard the affair as worthy of
Mb. ChatjncetM. Depew certifies that
the President means to do what is right.
As an illustration of the idea of what is
right entertained in the Vanderbilt man
sion, the President can hardly do less than
make good this indorsement by sending in
the nomination of Colonel Elliot F.
Shepard as Minister to Russia.
The year i889 seems determined to make
its record as exhibiting the most abrupt and
unmitigated varieties of weather which suf
fering humanity his ever known.
As United States Minister to Hayti,
Fred Douglas will find some difficulty in
transacting the business of the United
States with the numerous governments that
are claiming to hold power in that island.
A man who represents the United States in
a country that ha two Governments ought
to have a double salary.
A DAUGHTER and two sons of Sir John Mil
Ills are going to Iceland on a six weeks' photo
Queen Victoria Is the richest woman lathe
British kingdom. She has accumulated a for
tune of 20,000,000.
The Rev.Drs. Philips Brooks, of Boston, and
William McVlckar, of Philadelphia, are travel
ing together In California.
Lord Tennyson is to receive $1,000 for the
poem be is now writing. His first accepted
poem brought him the munificent sum of 10
Herr Jo a cunt some time ago became the
owner of the baton with which Haydn used to
conduct his orchestra. He has since presented
it to Herr Hichter.
Genxrax. Nral Dow has an invalid daugh
ter who has been confined to her chair for yean.
She has devoted herself to the study of
languages, and Is now perfectly conversant
with Latin, Greet. German, Spanish, French
The eldest daughter of the Prince of Wales,
who Is to marry the Earl of Fife, is said to have
but little claim to good looks. Her f ace Is long
and angular, but the expression is pleasing.
Of the three princesses the youngest Is the
prettiest. They all -dress alike and are very
qnlet in public, but are vivacious enough when
Mrs. Felicia Grundt Porter, who died
at Nashville, Tenm, a few days ago, was one of
the notable women of the South. She was a
daughter of the late Felix Grundy, Van
Buren's Attorney General, and before the war
was a leader in the brilliant society of the Na
tional capital. In the days of the war Mrs.
Porter busied herself in establishing hospitals
for the sick and wounded soldiers and spent a
great portion of her large fortune in this work.
During the last quarter of a century her time
has been devoted to charities.
WEDDED AWAY FROM HOME.
Tiro Pittsburgera Seek Their Mate In Other
The wedding of Miss Vesta Lockhart, daugh
ter otJJr.lt B. Lockhart, of the Standard Oil
Company, this -Jty, and Mr. Frank Stevens, a
well-known business man of Cleveland, took
place yesterday at Chautauqua. It was wit
nessed by a large gathering of friends from
this and otber cities.
Yesterday Mr. Bert Smith, of Ben Venne,
and Miss Ada McFalLcf Indianapolis, were
married at the residence of the bride's parents.
Mrs. Hasting Beloved In Johnstown.
CrnOJf A BTAVT CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johnstown, Jul j 2. Without doubt there
are few ladles who worked harder here than
Mrs. General Hastings. The ladies of Johns
town appreciate her uniform kindness In their
distress, and mere is a movement on foot to
present her with a substantial token of their
Tflfr TOPICAL TALKER.
He Feared Hia Clothes Would Disappear
The Odd Local Storms Too Word Dam
Farming; on a Small (scale. '
"I AX glad that Johnstown Is no longer in
pressing need of clothes," said an elderly gen
tleman tome yesterday. There was a twinkle
in his eye as he said it, that prompted one to
ask him why be rejoiced that one of Johns
town's needs was satisfied.
Because," said my friend, "I can sleep now
with a serenity and calm that I have not known
since the first appeal was made fortbe sufferers
on Juno L You see my wife, bless her gener
ous heart, as soon as she heard that clothes
were needed in Johnstown, gathered up every,
thing in the shape of wearing apparel she
could find in the house and packed it off to the
scene ol the disaster. Every day she found
some article of attire that could be dispensed
with by herself or by me and off it went to
Johnstown. Pretty nearly everything I own
In the way of clothes I have on my back now.
For weeks I have gone to bed haunted with the
fear that in the morning I should find mylast
suit of clothes gone. Now I've got my wife to
understand that I need some clothes Just a
few a badly as tho Johnstown people, and I
do not have to wake at daybreak and keep an
eye on my clothes."
The way heavy rain and thunder storms
have been careering' around Pittsburg during
the past week is, in classic phrase, a caution to
A great mas3 ot black clouds has been wont
to gather almost every afternoon in tho valley
of the Ohio, and then proceed to Pittsburg In
the form of a semi-circle. The storm of Mon
day afternoon was a very fair example of what
we've been haylng"in the way of storms. It
struck Pittsburg on the Allegheny bank pretty
hard, but on Fifth avenue only a few drops
fell. The storm lashed Allegheny City with
sheets of water. Out in the East End it put
North Hiland avenue under water, and left
South Hiland avenue untouched.
On the Fort Wayne Railroad the second
Beaver Falls' express, leaving Allegheny at 630,
ran through very thick rain from the outer de
pot to a few hundred yards beyond Emsworth,
and after that the ground showed no sign of
rain at all. A similar local storm burst over
Sewickley on Saturday afternoon, but made a
circle of Pittsburg.
In Texas and In the Southwest generally
storms are often found that proceed with such
regularity in a given direction that a careful
observer can often get out and keep out of the
rain by simply crossing the street This phe
nomenon Is not often seen in this latitude. But
the other day It was actually raining hard on
Fifth avenue when the superb cobblestones of
Diamond street were basking in the sun.
The word dam is being used by a good many
people as a synonym for reservoir, lake or any
piece of standing water. Perhaps the defini
tion of tho word dam from Webster's Una
bridged Dictionary mar not be Inopportune at
this time. Here it Is: Dam, noun; a mole,
bank or mound of earth or any wall; or a frame
of wood raised to obstruct a current of water
and raise it for the purpose of driving mill
wheels or for other purposes. Any work that
stops and confines water In a pond or basin or
causes it to rise.
Consequently it Is not correct to speak of a
dam overflowing, or being emptied, or of being
in any way an active, mobile thing.
Farming on a small scale struck me as hav
ing plenty of drawbacks when I saw a nice old
man wrestling with the potato bug the other
evening. It was his first experience, so I beard
afterward, wltn the gaudy and greedy Colorado
In the first place ha had stirred in in equal
parts a lot of parts green and flour, and this
mixture he put In a can through the bottom of
which he had bored many holes. Then he
started to sift theparis green and flour over
about half an acre of potatoes. He bad about
half finished the job when along came a wiser
farmer who gazed with astonishment at the
other's methods and said: "If yon want that
tr-J to keep off the bugs you'll have to put It
So the dry mixture was laid aside and a sort
of parts green soup prepared. And the way
that nice old man lugged out a tub and several
buckets of waterand took off bis coat and tried
to hang it to a tree and failed six consecutive
times, and went to work stirring up the paris
green and the flour and the water, and the way
he dabbed the potato plants with the bug sauce
and poured it into bis boots and over his pants,
and the way he tried to work around it with
out swearing, all these sights compacted into
one vision of farming on a small scale were
enough to make a sympathetic man weep, and
determine to buy his vegetables of the man
with the unpalnted wagon and the lame white
horse as long as he lived.
ON LIGHTNING'S WINGS.
Why the Wonders of Telegraphy Are no
Longer Mnrveloua" In Our Eyea.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.
We Americans are so addicted, as one might
say, to the use ot the telegraph (we send more
than 60,000,000 messages annually by one sys
tem) that this marvelous slave of man Is no
longer marvelous in our eyes. So Byron
played with old ocean's mane. Yet every hour
It Is doing things that are, one Is almost tempted
to say. Impossible. It takes a stiff faith to be
lieve tbat maps and pictures may be trans
mitted over the wires, or an autograph, yet the
telegraph makes nothing of such a task. And
when It tells us the exact spot at which a cable
has parted, down in the depths of the Atlantic,
it seems to have "more sense than a man."
When again we learn that several messages
can be sent along one wire simultaneously, we
would be disposed to draw the line and ask
what people took us for, did we not know that
the ears of the lovelier portion of mankind are
capable of receiving and transmitting to the
brain, without confusion, all the various cur
rents of conversation tha t may be circulating
In the vicinity: she, too, having more sense
than a mere man.
One singular reflection in regard to the tele
graph is that, although it seems to be as far re
moved, in its essential nature, from a locomo
tive as from a sewing machine or a reaper, yet
the invention of the railroad made imperative
the Invention, in some form, of a system of
telegraphy. Without the telegraph it would
be simply impracticable to operate any great
and complicated railroad system.
THEI WANT THE LAKE'S BED.
Ohio' Canal Commission After the Bottom
of a Big Body of Water.
Columbcs, July 2. The Canal Commission
will go to Masslllon Thursday to consult with
the authorities of that city in an effort to dis
cover whether Sippo Lake, connected with the
water works, does not properly belong to the
State. Sippo Lake is artificial, and is a dam
across a valley down which runs Sippo stream.
The dam was authorized in 1845, a rolling-mill
company securing the contract for $5,000 and a
perpetual water lease. It was afterward owned
by an individual and was used as a feeder for
the canal. In 1853 the dam was blown up and
shortly afterward rebuilt, and is a part of the
city water works.
The commission lays claim to the COO acres
covered by the dam. as they savitwas pur
chased by the State before 1&15 at $30 an acre.
Deeds from the original owners have been
found, and there Is no record of the State's
transfer to other parties. The land is worth
The Uncertainty of Life In Chicago
From the Chicago ews.j
In order that there may be no uncertainty
about the intentions of Camp 20 it would be
well for that mighty Institution to Issue to In
offensive citizens of Chicago certificates read
ing as follows:
"The bearer, John Smith, has permission to
live until further notice.
This certificate is not transferable.
DEATHS OP A DAT.
Cincinnati, Julr 3,-ilr. Egllnton Francis,
late manager or the American Insurance Com
pany, of Philadelphia, dropped dead from heart
disease last evening: on the street on the way to
his home, on Mount Auburn. Mr. Francis bad
been an underwriter here and In Phllaaelphla for
Charles Parkins, Jr.
Charles Parkins, son of Manager Parkins, of
the Crescent titeel Works, died It the home of his
father, at Parnassus, early yesterday moraine.
The deceased was pursuing a coarse at Lafayette
College, where he received the Injuries which de
veloped Into heart disease and caused his death.
MUSIC TEACHERS IN SESSION.
Preliminary Preparations for the Meeting
to Begin To-Day.
rsPxciAt, TaxxonAii to ran otsrATciM
Philadelphia, July 2. The Music Teach
ers' National Association opened their thir
teenth annual convention in the Academy of
Music this morning. None ot the business of the
convention was taken up, but the day was de
voted to preparations for the regular session,
which begins at 8.30 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. Richard Zeckwer, Thomas B. Becket and
Frederick S. Law, who compose the Executive
Committee, were in attendance at the Acad
emy the entire day lor the purpose of supply
ing the members and the public with tickets
for membership and the concerts. Secretary
H. S. Perkins, of Chicago, and his assistant.
Miss Woodbead, were kept busy supplying the
demand and arranging the official record.
The Board of -Vice Presidents representing
the different States and territories met at 4
o'clock, in the green room of the Academy,
and organized by electing J. H. Glttings. of
Pittsburg, President and H. C. MacDougall, of
Providence. Secretary. President W. F.
Heath, of Ft. Wayne, was present, and ad
dressed the members on the question ot the
best methods of organization, and extending
the woik of the association. The place for
holding the next meeting was decided upon,
but will not De made public until it is reported
to the convention. Various other subjects
were discussed informally, but the important
work of the board was postponed until noon to
morrow, when a meeting will be held in the
Continental Hotel, and the officers for the en
suing year nominated.
The vice-presidents who attended the meet
ing were: Mrs. L. Heerwagan, Little Rock; N.
H. Allen, Hartford; C. B. Rhodes, Wilmington,
Del ; D. F. Zlegfeld, Chicago; Max Leckner,
Indianapolis; Rudolph DeRoode. Lexington,
Ky.; Henry L. Roy. Lewiston, Me.; Henry
Schwiufr, Baltimore; E. B. Story, Boston: J. H.
Hahn, Detroit: S. W. Mountz, Minneapolis; A.
I. Epstein. St. Imis: Anna L.Melendy, Nashua,
N. H.; Charles W. Landon. Clavericfc, N. V.;
Henry Harding, Freehold, N. J.: J. H. Gittlngs,
Pittsburg; H. C MacDongall, Providence: Mrs.
E. T. Toney, Memphis; F. R. Webb, Staunton,
Va.: Lily R. Church, Parkersburg, W. Va.; F.
A Parker, Madison, Wlr., andW. H. Neave,
Salisbury. N. C.
In the evening a new feature at the annual
gathering was inaugurated. At former meet
ings there has been a want of sociability, and
with a view of breaking down all formalities
and bringing the delegates into closer relations
with each other, they were tendered a recep
tion in Parlor C of the Continental Hotel, to
night, followed by a banquet
ILECTBIC WIRE FENCE.
A Revelation to Cattle They Never Touch
It a Second Time.
Speaking of the completion of SO miles of
electric fence around the L. X ranch, the
Amarillo Northwett says: "The engine was
turned loose and the current turned on for the
entire line, and since then and from this on she
hums on la wonderful shape she stands a sys
tem of practical fencing neither surpassed nor
equaled by any other. It extends from a point
about two miles out to a point way over in
Carlson county beyond the Southern Kansas
road, and to say that the management which
grasped at once its utility and bad it built to
say that this management ot the people who
hare inspected it are pleased would be a mild
expression. It is simply one of the wonders of
science and is a monument to its inventor. On
Saturday a party had a demonstration of its
effectiveness. On one side of the fence stood
some dozen or 15 steers, on the other stood one
alone. He undertook to break through and
go over to the majority. He had no idea he
was tackling a buzz saw when he struck
that smooth wire fence. Well, sir, he jumped
like he was hit at once with forty million
hornets, and with his tall colled over his back
he wheeled and only struck the ground in high
placet Then the 15 made a dash to join and
follow him. One by one they rubbed that elec
tric fence, and na fast as they did tbey jumped,
bawles, kicked, wheeled and sailed on as
though they had urgent business at the North
Pole, and only had a few hours in which to
make it That electrio fence Is a stunner it is
the eighth and greatest wonder of the world.
Not one of these cattle was hurt, butnotone of
them will go near the fence again.
When Ton've Exercised Too Violently.
"When your man's asleep is tho time to tell
how he stands work," says William Muldoon,
speaking of the amount of training an athlete
should have. So long as he sleeps well he's all
right, but when he begins to be restless and to
bare night sweats, and shows similar evidences
that his ne.vous system is strained, then let
UP a little on the work. You've heard men
say they were so tired they couldn't sleep;
well, that's literally true when a man has bad
too much exercise. But you need never worry
as long as your man sleeps soundly."
California Atmosphere and Newspapers "
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Newspapers printed in San Francisco can
never have a national circulation. The type is
so fine that nobody beyond the Pacific coast
can read it without powerful glasses. Yet If
the publishers were to resort to ordinary type,
such is the clearness of the California atmos
phere, the papers would look like circus posters,
and their home subscribers would all drop off,
declaring that they were being swindled out of
their regular quantity of reading matter.
The green midges which lately alighted in
the Washington, Pa wheat fields had a brief
career. Notnlng now remains of them but
"dirty little drled-up sacks." They have not
harmed the wheat The theory is that they
found it too hard to pierce, and died of starva
At the house of a family named Wheatland,
in the First ward, Willlaiusport, Pa., a large
extension table, wbich had repeatedly baffled
the attempts of several men to get it through
a door In an adjoining room, was found, after
the flood had subsided, to be all safe in the
other room, and how It got through that door
is a mystery.
The valuable colt of A T. McKirscb, of Oil
City, Pa., wbich had been lound In the stable
with its tongue cut off, and subsequently with
its ears cut off, was found still later lying
dead in its stall with its throat cut Feeling
runs bigb among the people at the repeated and
daring acts of brutality.
A Fisher, a New Castle merchant, showed
an ostensible ignoramus how to draw up a $50
check, and finds that the lesson has cost him
Henry S. Sweisford, an octogenarian of
Frederick township, Montgomery county, Pa
is afflicted with whooping cough.
A Kensington, Pa., teacher explained that
"postpone" meant to put off, and told a boy to
uso the word in a sentence. His answer glibly
given was: "I am going to postpone a pack of
shooting crackers on the Fourth."
Philadelphia has received a number of
carloads of wool recovered from the Johnstown
mud to be scoured.
THE latest thing In Philadelphia is a plush
piano stool, showing no wood, and resembling a
The warm weather yesterday made Amos
Wallace, of Columbiana county, Ohio, seek an
ice house to keep cooL ' He fell asleep, and
when found six hours afterward was nearly
frozen to death.
A lad named Dick Rowley, who Uvea In
Preston county. West Virginia, while bathing
In the Cheat river, caught a fish iria curious
manner. He was standing in shallow water
just about to take a step when a large trout
took hold of bis big toe. He gave a kick to
free himself of what he thought was a turtle,
when the fish went flying up on the bank. The
Rowley family enjoyed the fish hugely for sup
per that evening.
Landlord Lise, of the Columbia Hotel, at
Portland, shot a garfish day before yesterday
that measured S3 inches.
The whistle of the bob-whttOj la heard In
Mifflin county. Pa., denoting that the harvest
time is near.
Jons LTJDBTJEfl, an old man, ot Ashtabula
county, Oblo-whlle bending ever his pigpen
fixing the trough the other day.loat his balance
and fell inside the pen. He was attacked by a
mad hog and doubtless would have been killed,
had he not had the presence of mind to take
his pipe from his pocket, that belug the only
thing he had with him, and with it stab the
hog to death. He was Injured quite severely,
baf is now recovering' rapidly,
PARES MUST COME DOWN,
Or There Will be No General Attendance at
the Grand Army Reunion.
Chicago, July 2. The following was Issued
We, the undersigned, representing the following
departments of the Grand Army of the Kepubllc,
to-wlt: Departments of Michigan. Indiana, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Illinois. Kentucky, Nebraska. Minne
sota and Missouri, representing 143, 000 comrades
of the O. A. E., having met In Chicago this 2d
day of July, 1889; for the purpose of presenting to
the general passenger agents of the Central Traf
fic Association, now In session here, the claims of
the QrandArmy of the Republic fortbe same rates
to our N a tlonal Encampment as heretofore made to
us, and oniy recently made to other associations
and societies, and having received thesameevaslve
answer jrhlch has beenmadeto the repeated re
quests orlE5Tommanaer-lu-Uiferana tne local
committee at Milwaukee for a 1-cent rate per mile
traveled, and feeling tbat the Urand Army of the
Republic la entitled to at least aa much considera
tion on the part of the railroad companies as such
other societies and organizations, and tbat we
shonld resent this unjnst discrimination against
the veterana who saved the life or this nation,
hereby Insist that the proper railroad officials
throughout the United States fix and establish on
or before the 10th Instant a rate or 1 cent per mile
to and from the National Encampment to be held
at Milwaukee, beginning August 27, and In case of
1 allure so to do within the time specified, we here
by declare our determination to carry out by gen
eral orders in our respective departments the
spirit or the resolution adopted at tne twenty-second
National Encampment (page 230 of the Jour
nal), which reads as follows :
"Resolved, further, that unless the railroad
comparles now furnish the required relief to com
rades, then the various departments will discour
age the attendance or all except members of the.
And further. That we shall call upon the Commander-in-Chief
to Issue a general order request
ing only the duly authorized reprasentatlves of
the Grand Army or the Kepubllc to attend said
encampment Very respectfully,
Michael JIeown. Oom'rDept Mich.
Charles II. smith, Com'rDept Iowa.
J. V. M. Manton, Com'r Dept. Ky.
A. Babto, Com'rDept. Minn.
CUAitLES M. 'in a vis, Com'rDept Ind.
James s. Martin. Com'r Dent. III.
J. it. Uavib, com'r Dept. Neb.
KCQENX F. Wsigel, lor Com'r Dept Mo,
POKER PLAXIXQ ON SUNDAY
Sufficient Excuse for the Immediate Re
moval of Democratic Postmastrra.
Washington, July 2. Postmaster General
Wanamaker still retains his piety and horror
of iniquity notwithstanding the tact that he
has been associated with his wicked partner
for over three, months. Clarkson is the heads
man of ithe (fourth-class postmasters and, by
the way, has she unprecedented record of 12,
000 victims in three months. There are only
0,000 in the entire service. The other day a
Western Congressman was importuning Wana
maker to remove a Democratic postmaster
who had two years to serve.
"Well," said Wanamaker, "you will have to
file charges, against blm or we cannot take the
case up now. Is there anything against bimT"
"No," responded the Congressman in an off
hand way, "he is a good upright fellow, tends
to bis business, but he sometimes plays poker."
"Plays poker! a gamblerl" shouted Wanama
ker, jumping up and ringing four bells at a
"No, not a gambler," said the congressman,
trying to quiet the Postmaster General, "he
only indulges occasionally in a penny ante 10
cent limit game on Sunday.
"On Sunday," fairly shouted the Sunday
schoolteacher who is chief of thePostoffice
Department,; upon whose brow the beads
of sweat looked like teacups at the
thought ot a man being In his employ who
Elayed cards on Sunday. "Horrible! George,"
e continued, addressing the messenger, who
had by this time made his appearance at the
door, "bring me the docket We will make
this case special immediately, instanter."
Before the dews fell that night another man
had been appointed to succeedtbe poger play
er. This may fuinish a cue to Congressmen
who are trying to fasten something tangible on
Democratic postmasters in order to displace
DISAPPOINTED BUT CONSOLED.
Foiled to Get Ona Work ot Art, bat Se
Special Telegram to The Dispatch.
Washington, July 2. The trustees and
friends of the Corcoran Gallery of Art are very
much disappointed at their failure to secure
Millett's famous painting, "The Angelus,"
which was sold for 6M.000 francs at the Secre
tansaleln Paris yesterday. Special agents of
the gallery were sent from America to the sale,
with the requisite funds and Instructions to
bid for "The Angelus" up to $100,000. Of course,
when the French Government entered the lists
asabldder.it meant tbat it was determined to
retain the picture In that country as the prop
erty of the nation, at any price, and it was
therefore practicallyuseless for other aspirants
to contend tor the prize. Stlll.as stated above,
the bidding went up to 1110,000, when other
contestants withdrew trom the struggle for
that particular picture.
Some consolation for the disappointment ex
perienced by the gallery in this respect is found
in the fact tbat It has succeeded In securingone
of the best paintings In the collection a land
scape by Theodore Rousseau. It Is entitled.
'The Farm in the Woods," and though not
large, Is an exceedingly fine example of the
artist's best work. It is also likely tbat other
pictures in the collection will be acquired by
the gallery before the sale closes, as Its dele
gates hare ample means and authority to that
MADE TO DO RIGHT,
An Amlah Farmer Farced by his Church to
Pay Five Years' Tax.
MrLLEESBURO, O., July 2. The Amlsh peo
ple in this county are noted for their honesty,
but a case of peculiar dealing has come out
against one of their number named Yoiler, who
worked a sly scheme to avoid paying taxes.
Some years ago this man,'it Is alleged, sold a
large farm to his boys for $10,000, taking long
time notes. Afterward he concealed he would
have to paymore taxes on the money than on
the farm, and it is said he destroyed the notes
and then affirmed to the assessors tbat be had
no notes. The county auditor got onto It and
finally the church of which he Is a member. A
committee of Amlsh church members was ap
pointed to investigate the matter, and It called
on tho auditor and found out the facts. Then
the committee called on Yoder and demanded
the righting of the wrongunder pain of expul
sion from the churcb. He called on Auditor
Uhl and settled back taxes for four or fire
years. He said be would get no rest from the
church until he did it Tbe matter raised a big
commotion In the Amlsh church.
A CHANGE IN THE CODE.
The American Morse System of Telegraphy
for Use In the Army.
Washington, July Z By a general order
Issued from army headquarters tbe American
Morse code will hereafter be used by the army
for all purposes of signalling, whether visual
or accoustlc, and the use of the English Morse,
or Continental code, will be discontinued. This
action was taken upon the recommendation of
tbe cbief signal officer, with a view to the
simplification of signal instruction and to tbe
ready employment and utilization in time of
war of skilled civilian telegraphers for mili
Fewer errors are supposed to result from the
English system, but it is slower than the
American system, and its continuance would
involve the employment of specially trained
experts, who could not be procured in suffi
cient numoers in an emergency.
A Clerical and Wise Politician.
From the New York Snn.l
The philosophy developed in the Rev. J. W.
McKay, of Pittsburg, by the late temperance
election m Pennsylvania, is not for a day nor
for Prohibitionists only. When it was his turn
to discuss the last prohibition defear, at a
meeting in Sliver Grove, according to The
PrrrsRURO Dispatch, he submitted this con
clusion: I say again that we will never carry the amend
ment until we get a party behind It We can
never harmonize the Republican and Democratic
temperance people. .
This Presbyterian clergyman has reached the
bedrock of politics. No political principle can
be established or maintained without a party
for it All new principles need new parties.
Sometimes an unimportant or transient Idea
can be realized through" the machinery of an
old party, but prohibition is too big and revo
lutionary to achieve success in this manner.
The Prohibitionists have been dreamlnsr of
working out their salvation through the organ
ization of the Republicans; and on the otber
side of the great divide the free traders hare
been attempting the same insane and per
nicious scheme In the camp of the Democrats.
Yet neither can succeed.
Mr. McKay thinks that parties can neither be
converted nor perverted. Before they experi
ence either fate tbey must break up and go out
of business. And he Is right '
Second Sight bat No First Sight,
From the New York Tribune.! ,
A Nebraska clairvoyant has just lost $1,000
by investing that amount in a bogus mining
scheme. It is a mournful fact that many peo
ple who are gitted with second sight hare very
little first sight .
GOSSIP OP GREAT GOTHAM.
Brother Talma ge'a Pilgrimage.
HXW TORE BUREAU SrlCtALS-l
New York, July 2. Three hundred mem
bers of tbe Rev. DeWltt Talmage's congrega
tion started on tbeir annual summer vacation
from the Weebawken Railway station for Sar
atoga this morning. Tbey occupied two parlor
cars and ten coaches of a special train- On the
side of every car was a wide strip of linen bear
ing this Inscription In letters three feet long:
"Brooklyn Tabernacle Pilgrimage." The ex
cursion party dined in Saratoga this evening.
Dr. TaImage,.wbo Is now'lecturlng In Maine,
will be with them on Thursday to deliver a
Fourth of July oration and to help them let off
fireworks. A cottage has been engaged for
Dr. Talmage's family, which consists of his
wife, his son Frank and his daughters, tbe
Misses Maude. May and Daisy. The pilgrims
will return to Brooklyn next Friday evening.
DIorftMonumenta at Gettysburg.
About 90 veterans of the Fifty-ninth Reel
mentot New York olunteers, under the com
mand of Colonel William L. TidbalL leftfor
Gettysburg this morning to unveil a monument
to their comrades who fell on the battlefield.
The monument will be unveiled by the daugh
ter of Adjutant O'Mara. and Lieutenant Ruf us
Ball will present It to tho Gettysburg Associa-
non. un me same train witn tne veo oi mo
Fifty-ninth were 60 survivors of the Second
Connecticut Light Battery, under Lieutenant
Colonel W.R. Palmer, who will also unveil a
monument at Gettysburg.
Driven to Sniclde by His Wife.
The youngjnan who killed himself at the
Union Square Hotel to-day, after registering
as Edward Lang, of Chicago, was Edward
Hoederaaker, son of a professor In the Uni
versity at Amsterdam. He quarreled with his
father three years ago and left home for
America with $1,000 a few months later. He
graduated from the College of Pharmacy here
a year ago. He became a drug clerk on a sal
ary of $S a week, and fell In love with Miss
Nellie Dayton, a handsome, flashy young
woman of expensive tastes. She spent alibis
money at Coney Island and the theaters. When
he became dead-broke and involved in debt
she threatened to dismiss htm. Her constant
harassing and his debts drove him to suicide.
The Dutch Consnl Genera cabled the news of
young Hoedemaket's death to his father this
"Wrecked Snllora Reach Home.
The Pacific Mail steamship Newport, which
arrived this morning from Aspinwau, brought
13 of the United States seamen of the wrecked
American men-of-war, Vandalla, Nipslc and
Trenton. Four of them were of the crew of
the Nipslc, three of tbe Vandalla, and the
others formed the band of the flagship. Tbe
party was udder the command of Boatswain
McLaughlin. The men were transferred in a
body on the Government tug Nina to the navy
yard. They were unable to tell anything new
concerning the great disaster. Before embark
ing on the Newport they were quartered several
weeks at Mare Island Navy Yard, outside San
A Saloon Closed for Good. t
Katie Brophy. 10 years old, was placed In the
care of Mr. Gerry's society by tbe Tremont
police to-day. Her father was arrested four
days ago for violating the Sunday liquor law.
Her mother is dead. No one else being at
hand, the little girl began to serve beer and
manage her father's saloon. A policeman
found her dealing out beer over a bar which
she could just reach by standing on tiptoe. He
took her in charge, kicked out the customers,
and closed the saloon for good.
Too Young for Highwaymen.
James Krebs, James McGue, Tom Dolan,
Willie Atchison and Mike Hogan, all under 13
years of age, waylaid snail Levi Coder, In a
Brooklyn side street last evening. Jlmmle
Krebs ordered him to' throw up his hands, and
Mike Hogan threatened to blow off the top of
his bead if he made an outcry. Young Coder
kept quite still while tbe kids went through bis
pockets. Tbey took bis jack-knife, three sticks
of gum and 85 cents, and warned him that any
subsequent complaint on his part would result
in his death. Young Coder scampered off to a
police station, nevertheless, and had tbem all
arrested. They were remanded to-day for
A Small Stock of Wheat.
Special reports to SradstreePs show a total
of 8,000,000 bushels of wheat at Minneapolis, St
Paul, Milwaukee, Duluth and at over 900 in
terior elevators in Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Dakota, as compared with 10,750,000 bushels one
month ago, 17,808,000 bushels one year ago, and
19,779,000 bushels two yeirs ago.
London to Sorely See tha Only.
The cabled report of the closing of a contract
by the Barnum-Bailey circus to play in London
in the fall was confirmed to-day by Manager J.
A. Bailey, who, with Agent Louis E. Cooke,
came to town to complete the arrangements.
"Our present tour," said Mr. Bailey, "will close
on September 28 at Altoona. We come directly
home and get ready to sail October 12. A fleet
of steamers will be chartered, for the show is to
be carried over Intact cages, wagons and all;
indeed, we are going to add performers, curios
and animals, in order to give London a pro
gramme that will astonish it Englard has
never seen a three-ring, donble-stage circus,
such as we now have. For several years we
have been preparing for this venture., 1 ow we
are in it, and we mean to startle somebody.
Our money Is up, and we will surely be exhibit
ing in the big Olympla by November V
General Snowden's Appointment.
From the Philadelphia Record.!
The appointment was a genulno surprise to
all politicians, because it had been a matter of
gossip among them that there was not the most
friendly feeling between Senator Quay and
Colonel Snowden, owing to the latter having
supported Harry Oliver for State delegate to
the Chicago Convention last year, when Quay's
slated candidate. Reed, of Pittsburg, was
beaten. It now turns out that the uolitlcians
were wrong in their assumption of strained re
lations between Colonels Quay and Snowden,
because it can be stated upon the best of
authority that Quay bad urged Snowden for
the Directorship of the Mint but the latter de
clined to become a candidate for the place.
The Deepeat Abysa of Vexation.
New York Sun. 1
There are various sorts of annoyances con
nected with amateur photography, but the man
who bought one of tbe small cameras the other
day and, understanding that It was ready for
business, spent a morning in taking shots at
what be thought might be eligible views, and
then, starting to aeveiop nis piaies, lounatne
holders empty, no plates having been put Into
the camera before it was sold, thinks be has
touched the bottom of the deepest abyss of
vexation in tbe photograph business.
ODD ITEMS FROM FOREIGN SHORES.
IN the Paris circus a trained lion Is at pres
ent being exhibited who rides on horseback,
jumps through hoops and over bars, fires off
pistols and performs a number of similar
The scheme for tbe reduction in the list of
generals In tbe English army is still before the
treasury; but as soon as It is approved a state
ment on the subject will be made by the Secre
tary of War.
Some of the Paris papers announce the ap
proaching marriage of M. Melssonier. the cele
brated painter, to Mademoiselle Besancon,
the daughter of a former member of the Con
sell Ueneralof Seine-et-OIje.
The Swiss Federal Council has; requested
the Federal Assembly to authorize the imme
diate appropriation of a sum of 16,000,000 francs
to be applied to the introduction of repeating
rifles of tbe Schmidt pattern in tbe Swiss
The Australian papers just received an
nounce the finding ot a large nugget weighing
S33 ounces, and valued at 1,360. It was found
near Wedderburn. Victoria, by a young Aus
trian named Costa Clovich. who has only re
cently arrived in the colony.
The court at Colmar, in Alsace, has just
condemned a young man, Kieffer by name, to a
year in prison for having declared on bis return
from. Berlin that the military exercises In
which be bad taken part there, were conducted
by tbe Emperor in a brutal manner.
A murder trial of moreNthau usual sensa
tional interest has just been brought to a con
clusion in Paris. A man by the nam e of Hoyos
has been condemned to death for killing a
certain Baron, who bore a faint resemblance to
him. and who was to he substituted in his stead
In order that a considerable sum might be col-
Jected from different life insnraact constat; .
The wheelmen of England number
Blakely, Ga., has an old colored woman
who is 120 years old. vf
A Glascock county, Georgia, negro, on
hoeing his corn for tbe fourth time, turned up
a $10 gold piece with the sod. f
There are three brothers In Terrell
feet They weigh 600 pounds.
Mrs. H. Hoffman, of Alloway, Salem
county, N. J., set a- trap to catch a rat, but in
stead she caught a big rattlesnake. t
It is against the city ordinance in Cas
tile, N. Y.. for a donkey to appear on tha
streets unless accompanied by a man.
Big sheets of cork a little less than a
half inch thick are now sold to be used to
Stand upon on stepping from the bathtub. ,
A woman who was arrested for shop
lifting in New York the other day had on a
double petticoat with a pocket large enough
to hold the contents of a small dry goods store.
The following advertisement recently t
appeared in a Western paper: "A middle
aged woman who is capable, bonest and indus
trious, but as homely as a stone fence, wants
The people down tin Georgia seem to be
too lazy to pick up money when it is placed at
their feet A drive of two miles In any direc
tion from Atlanta will show one hundreds of
dollars in blackberries drying up on the bushes.
North Carolina realizes more than a million
dollars annually from her crop of dried black
The assessed valuation on real estate in
New York in 1889 is $1,331,078,291, against $1,302,.
818.S791n 1888, showing an increase in real es
tate assersed valuation alone of 129,531.153. Just
think of it nearly $30,000,000 of an increase la
one year. The assessed valuation of personal
estate in 1888 was $250,823,532. In '89 it amounts
to $272,260,822, an Increase of $21,637,270. The
total net increase of assessed valuation fur 1SS9
The other day in Nashville an old col
ored man wandered through the streets carry
ing under his arm a small coffin, in which was
tbe body of his infant child. He bad scraped
together enough money to buy the coffin, and
with it under bis arm bad trudged out to a
suburban cemetery, wbicb refused to allow tha
Interment because he could not pay for tbe
grave. So he came back with bis gruesome
burden to beg enough money to pay for a
The other afternoon during the thunder
storm a bolt of lightning struck the kitchen of
S. S. Waternonse, near Orlando, Fix, and de
molished a leg of the table at which Mrs.
Waternonse was sitting and leaning upon, but
strange to say she was only slightly shocked.
Two negro girls, who were in tbe kitcben, also
escaped without Injury. The bolt then went
across the open ballwav and into the dwelling,
ran across the baseboards, tearing pieces of tbe
building off and scattering it In divers direc
tions and injuring the framework.
A gentleman who has tried it, vouches
for tbis story: Taking a gallon jug of whisky,
he passed a cord through its cork, which cord
dropped to the bottom of tbe jug. The twine
was then introduced iuto a watermelon vine,
by slitting the vine, and the vine permitted to
produce only two melons. When tbe melons
were matured they were served at a private
barbecue to six gentlemen. Tbe effect was as
tonishing. Tbe gallon of whisky got In its
work. Not a drop or the liquor remained In
the jug when tbe melons were ripe.
Statistics show that in the State of
Maine women are engaged in over SO different
employments, ranging from cotton and other
manufactures to the professions. By far the
greatest number are employed In manufactur
ing, there being about 7.000 thus employed. Tho
average weekly salary Is $8, and one maker of
portraits In crayon gets $16. One woman Is tho
proprietor of a prosperous newspaper; another
owns an extensive orchard; there are a dozen
regularly Indorsed phvslcians in practice, and
several ministers, all Universalists.
There is a young man working in an of
fice in Atlanta, Ga., who once bad a coffin
bought for him. During tbe war, when very
young, he was thought to oe dying. A friend
of the family passed his father's house on his
way to the nearest place where caskets were
made, and, by request ordered one for tbe
child. The lad's mother, however, refused to
allow It to enter her bouse and the suggestive
ly shaped box remained on the fence posts for
hours. Tbe boy decline 1 to die, and a week:
later the coffin was buried without any corpso
Thursday morning an interesting fight
between a cat and a rat, at a stable in Amerl
ens, Ga., was witnessed by a number of gentle
men present at the time. Tbe cat was a large
one, and had been watching the rat-hole for
some time. Finally the rat came out which
was a large one. Tbe cat waited until it was
clear of tbe bole and then pounced down upon
it Tbe fur flew for a mlnnte or two. First the
cat on top tben tbe rat On tbe third round
the cat gave it up and ran off, when the rat
walked leisurely to his home with his fur all
turned the wrong way. Tbe cat was clearly
whipped and cannot be induced to go near that
hole any more.
Here is an illustration of the wonderful
intelligence of some dogs. Tbe dog's owner
and he were in the reading room of a hotel in
Scran ton, Pa., ono day when the dog strode in
and lay down on the carpet "I won't mention
his name or make any motions," said the land
lord to his boarder, referring to bis dog, "but
I'll say something to you In an ordinary ons
and see if be will notice it" Tben the landlord
added: "I think bis place is behind the dek
in front of tbe safe Instead of In this room."
Tbe dog seemed to pay no attention to what
had been said, but he got up right away.walked
slowly through the long ball, pushed the gate
open back of the desk and lay down in front of
REVERIES OF A PHILOSOPHER.
Eternal vigilance enables a man to carry
the same umbrella for years.
The man who cannot stand prosperity will
find It hard to stand adversity.
To keep good company always you must
keep your own company good, for you are alone
We sometimes say: Out of sight, out of
mind, but we do not necessarily imply thatabllnd
man Is Insane. '
"Truth stranger is than .fiction." This is
Not only stranger, but much rarer, too.
IT IS COMING. i
Now level-headed druggists everywhere
Are laying In supplies of arnica;
There Is a smell of powder In the air:
Again we're nearlng Independence Day.
Ambjguous. "Ijocto, how do you find
your patient to-dayr"
'OM Mr. Jones, he Is no worse."
"Do you anticipate fatal results?"
"Fatal results 'STC ell, medicine never failed to
do Its work yet" "
Quite True. Tom I tell you, men may
prate as they pleaseof the extravagance of woman,
but she can dress on a sum that would keep a man
Jim I believe you there, my boy. The sum that
my wife dresses on keeps me looking shabby
THE SMALL ROT.
About this time, he carries in his pockets
A lot of crackers, red lights, blue lights, rockets.
Toy pistol, matches, pin wheels and torpedoes
What patriot celebrates tha Fourth aa be does?
He gives that day full play to bis emotions.
And on the next bis wounds need cooling lotions.
THET'RE HERE AGAIN.
June smiles in her beauty, the gay feathered
The groves and the orchards make vocal with
And tha files and mosquitoes they now settle
And tickle the bald-headed man's polished
crown. , '
It Wasn't Impossible. Smith Do you
know Miss Brown?
Jones I have spoken to her, but I never met
S.-ppoien to her, but never met her? Come,
come, that's Impossible. , -
J. It Isn't impossible. I've spoken to her
through the telephone.
S. Come and take a cigar.
v HOW SHE SATS IT.
Tbe Boston girl when Sol begins to glow ,
And days are conveniently warm , -v
Who how you stand the weather wants' to know,
Puta not the question In Its vulgar form.
Adjusting In her fascinating way
The gold rimmed glasses that assist her view.
She asks, "la there caloric, sir, to-day.
Sufficient la the atmosphere for you?"
JUST HOW. c
We want our clothing very thin;
From morn to night our brows are beaded
Tha oyster's out the clam Is in '
' Xxcept In chowders, where 'tis needed.
The woods are fall of pesky ants.
The summer girls are dressed like f-tr.
And men who love stuTstlmuUnts " ,
How wlak a; the apothecaries.
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