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THE PITTSBURG .DIBPATOH," l?miDA.Y, JULY " 5,
: ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 1818.
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PITTSBURG. FRIDAY, JULY S, 1889.
A GI0BI0US FOURTH.
There is no possibility of anyone mistak
ing the character and meaning of the festi
val and holiday the American people cele
brated yesterday. The Fourth of Jul;- is
the most joyous of all the national holi
days. The people who enjoy freedom as no
other nation can, do well to mark the anni
versary of the day oi their independence
with rejoicing hearty and unrestrained. If
til 4 Via fnViA ri rf 4 lit n1atif trara - a
turn thanks to the Buler of the universe for
the gift of sunlight, they may set aside a
day for the purpose in the same spirit as the
people of these United States have ap
pointed the Fourth of July on which to
manifest their gratitude for the gilt of free
dom bestowed upon them by their brave
forefathers. Sunlight Is no more to the
earth than freedom to the sonl of man.
Not seldom the clouds that sail the sky
have frowned upon this summer festival
and drenching rain has dampened the ardor
of the patriotic citizen. Not so yesterday.
The sky, though checkered now and then
with ominous trains of heavenly artillery,
uttered no discordant sound, nor were the
'floodgates opened upon the joyous myriads
who made the State of Allegheny echo with
their patriotic celebrations. The cracker
and not Jore's thunderbolts cleft the balmy
air. It was a perfect day. At night rocket
and red fire illumined hill and dale and till
the shrill clarion of the cock announced the
dawn, the flood oi patriotism swept all else
out of thought.
Surely the thorough proclamation of the
day, the multitude of its outward and visi
ble signs, should serve to teach all who seek
a none on these nappy snores .the over
shadowing magnitude of the spirit of
. freedom. Independence was gained by
blood freely spent, and no orator wastes his
eloquence, no plain citizen is without profit
to himself, who celebrates as best he may
the Fourth of July.
SHOULD MAKE THE MOST OP IT.
It, as seems destined, fireworks are to
continue the inevitable means of celebrating
the Fourth of July, people in cities might
improve on the present want of plan by
V pooling their issues. In a city like Pitts-
burg the sum s spent on isolated pyrotechnics
would furnish superb displays at four or
five central points. As the spectacle is one
which thousands can witness, without
crowding, the most could, in this fashion,
be made of it Of course where the desire
is only to burn powder and make a terrific
' noise, the style of the day does well enough;
but, as something very much more in the
way of entertainment could be had for the
money, the plan of concerted exhibitions
might well be tried.
GLADSTOHE'S NEW ALLY.
It will be particularly gratifying to all"
Mr. Gladstone's admirers to know that Mr.
Cornelius Vanderbilt has come back from
England with the highest opinion of the
Grand Old Man. In a semi-official way, we
are given to understand that Mr. Cornelius
Vanderbilt met Mr. Gladstone upon what
are called "terms of more than ordinary
social freedom," whatever that may mean.
How fortunate for Mr. Gladstone, for the
great Liberal party he leads and for the
whole human race, in fact, that Mr. Van
derbilt was favorably impressed by the En
Taking the matter in its relation to Mr.
Vanderbilt personally, how many reasons
there are for rejoicing at the result Ap
parently Mr. Vanderbilt liked Mr. Glad
atone from his vast and rolling collar to his
political principles, and was especially
astonished at the vitality and power dis
played by so old a man. We trust he signi
fied his august approval to its object Mr.
Gladstone would naturally feel greatly en
couraged by a pat on the back from the
wealthy New Yorker.
We cannot help, however, for a moment
contemplating a darker picture. Suppose
Mr. Cornelins Vanderbilt had been forced
by his conversation with 'Mr. Gladstone,
upon those remarkable free and easy terms
we are told about, to conclude that he could
sot conscientiously approve of him.' We
can readily understand that Mr. Gladstone's
collar might not have found favor in the
aicely adjusted eyes of the Fifth avenue
millionaire, or that the great Commoner's
views on the beauty and benefit of labor
might have had an ugly sound in Mr. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt's ears. What would have
happened if Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt had
come back to the United States and had
told the expectant millions that Mr. Glad
stone didn't amonnt to much? Luckily
there is no vital necessity for anticipating
the catastrophe. Mr. Vanderbilt has the
highest opinion of Mr. Gladstone. The
cause of home rule in Ireland and liberal
ism in England is safe.
By the way, we wonder what Mr. Glad
stone thinks of Mr, Cornelius Vanderbilt?
TELL THIS TO THE MARINES!
From an editorial in our esteemed co
temijorary, the New York Sun, we learn that
theorganization of the new State naval
militia has proceeded so far asio justify the
issue of a circular by Mr. Philip B. Low,
formerly a lieutenant in the navy, as to the
nature and duties of the new corps. In this
circular Mr. Low says: "Seamanship is not
an essential Icature for eligibility. One of
the special lei tares of the corps will be its
social standing, and great care will be taken
to exclude from membership all objection
The first of Mr. Low's observations is open
to serious question. We should think that
a body of men to serve as a naval reserve
should be made ud as far as possible of
sailors, or residents upon the seaboard who
know something of the water. Mr. Low,
however,-makes a more painful error when
he talks about the social standing of the
corps. Probably his Annapolis training
suggested the idea of an exclusive self
styled aristocratic organization. At An
napolis, as at 'West Point, a ridicnlons and
un-Bepablican contempt (or civilians is cul
tivated by the cadets. Ex-Lieutenant Low
seems to imagine that a similar feeling
could be fostered in the new branch of New
York's militia. We are sure he Is mistaken.
The naval reserve is for use and not for
show. It should contain a majority of
privates at least, and the cheap air of ex
clusiveness that can be laughed at good
naturedly in the cadets is not likely to be
assumed by seamen at work in earnest.
There is a good deal of snobbery cropping
out in America just now.
. HEAKTBEEAKS AT WHOLESALE.
There seems to be considerable reason to
believe that much the most profitable
business in England for a young woman
possessing good looks, powers of attraction,
and no modesty to speak of, is to engage
in wholesale suits for breach of promise of
marriage. This has been the profitable ex
perience of Miss May Fortescue, an English
actrec of a very statuesque and stupid
order. Some years ago when she was a
chorus girl at the Savoy Theater, wearing a
long aesthetic gown of pure white and lend
ing her voice to the tuneful music of Sir
Arthur Sullivan's "Patience," she snared
the heart of Lord GarmOyle, usually called
Gumboil, who has since succeeded to the
title and wealth of Karl Cairns. But Gar
moyle was faithless. Some girls in Miss
Fortescue's position might have shed a tear
but would have lost no time securing
another lord. Miss Fortescue went at once
to her lawyer and entered suit against her
ordly ex-lover for breach of promise of
marriage. She won the suit and obtained
This was a good stroke of business, hut
May was not satisfied. She allowed a gen
tleman briefly named Lawrence Henry St,
Paul Moore to dally with her still youthful
affections. He got tired just as Lord Gar
moyle had done, and declined to make May
Mrs. Moore. So once more May took her
lacerated heart into court, exhibited there
the horrid wounds made therein by L. H.
S. P. Moore, and obtained a verdict for
Sl,500. Compared with the result of her
first venture, the 51,500 look trifling, but
there is no reason to believe that Miss For
tescue's professional career is concluded.
Her next victim may pan out as richly as did
By careful attention to business, it is
to be seen that Miss Fortescue has made
a very nice living out of her heart. The
field appears to be large for the prosecution
of this novel industry in England. But in
America the business is played out.
Some days ago, and not verr many either,
even the most fervent admirers of the Alle
gheny Baseball Club were searching for an
epitaph sufficiently sarcastic to inscribe
upon the tomb of that athletic aggregation.
How a few smiles of fair fortune can change
the complexion of affairs! When the night
of despair was darkest victory perched
npon the banner of Mr. Phillips' cohort.
.The usually potent balltossers from Phila
delphia went down like ripe wheat before
the sickle when they met the Pittsburg
team. From five fields consecutively the
upholders of our bannei in the diamond
drove the enemy in disorder. It was like
unto a combat between a sword-fish and an
armor-clad gunboat, Pittsburg being the
steel-plated war vessel every time. The
souls of the local cranks soared into the
seventh heaven, and the receipts at the
turnstiles in Becreation Park swelled
Yesterday's performance, though hardly
in keeping with the great deeds of last week,
indicates that the Alleghenies are not un
worthy to cross bats with the best clubs in
the League. The renewed success of the
local team will render the' national game
popular to a degree thattln this city could
not have been expected had the earlier mis
fortunes of the club still pursued it A little
more steadiness in the club will render such
a defeat as that given it in the second game
yesterday impossible. Pittsburg wants its
club to follow the city's example, and get
into the front rank.
Mayor Fitleb, of Philadelphia, would
hardly be likely to surrender bag and bag
gage to Senator Quay without some recom
pense In sight The suggestion that Senator
Cameron's seat in the Senate is Mr. Fitler's
price sounds reasonable. Other people be
side Mr. McManes will be interested to
know if this is the bargain.
The Greeks held that every third wave
was larger than those immediately preced
ing and following it. But in American
patriotism the Fourth is certainly the
The generous offer of Captain J. B. Ford,
to assist most materially in the founding of
an unsectarian college at Tarentum, ought
to receive the immediate consideration of
his iellow citizens in that thriving town.
The sum which Captain Ford asks Taren
tum, as a whole, to contribute should be
There, does not seem to be any reason to
coruplain of the tardiness in the movements
of the three Southern Governors to prevent
the Sullivan-Kilrain fight. .
The New York Sun rightly takes credit
to itself for the abolition of the sickly green
stamp. At the same time it is incumbent
upon us to say that the bio w struck in rhyme
against that postal abomination recently in
The Dispatch seems to have hastened the
coming of the triumph of good taste
The celebration of July 4 in this year of
grace and a hundred years ago have little
in common. Certainly the modern methods
of celebrating are louder.
The death of the 7-year-old boy, Lanigan,
from drinking whisky, demands a very
searching inquiry. The presence of a keg
of whisky in a brewer's wagon needs ex
planation. The Coroner, of course, will
ascertain the facts.
The fire cracker had a clear field yester
day. It kept up its reputation for noisiness,
and many fingers bear evidence to its de
Abe Sullivan and Kilrain going to fight
or is their tour South a beneficent arrange
ment to replenish their pocketbooks at the
sport-loving public's expense? Lambs can
be fleeced outside the exchanges.
One victory snatched from New York is
worth two from any other baseball club. In
these there are Giants still.
The fatalities which marred the record of
yesterday's rejoicings have come to be re-,
garded as the unfailing accompaniment of a
They are none the less re-
PERSONAL FACTS AND FANCIE8.
Caedinax Newman, In his 89th year, it
fearful of failing eyesight.
The new Viceroy of Ireland, the. Earl of Zet
land, rubs along on an -Income of $375,000 a
Jeffessox Davis has received an offer
from a Northern publisher to write a history of
the Confederate States.
Aln. W. A. Ceoffut. the Washington jour
nalist, now rejoices in the degree of Ph. D
conferred upon him by Union College.
TnE testimony of Charlesf ood, an English
Jockey, in a recent lawsuit brought, out the in.
formation that he bad earned more than 170,000
a year at his profession. g
Tiikbe appears to be no foundation for the
report that Sir Julian Pauncefote has pur
chased a farm hear Washington. He will sail
for England on July 20, to be abroad about
The fortune left by Prof. Richard A. Proctor
was insufficient to support his family, and his
widow has determined to sell his Florid a home
together with his library and scientific appa
ratus. Prof. Proctor was too busy with science
to make money.
At tho recent centennial commencement of
St John's College, Annapolis; Md., the Rev.
Dr. W. C. Winslow. of Boston, was made a
Doctor of Science; the Rev. Dr. John Mc
Dowell Leavitt, ex-President of Leblgh Uni
versity, a Doctor of Laws, and Dr. Thomas Fell,
President of St, John's, a Doctor of Philoso
phy. Colonel a. Louden Snowden, who has
been appointed Minister Resident and Consul
General to Greece, Servia and Roumanla, was
made Postmaster at Philadelphia by President
Grant and on assuming office issued the me
morable order, "All employes who do their
duty will be retained; those who do not will be
NEARLY GOT THE PICTURE.
The French Ridden for L'Angelut Were
n Little Too Nervous.
TBT CABLE TO TOE DISPATCH.'
Pakis, July 1 Copyright! America al
most acquired possession of Millet's "LMnge
lus" to-day m spite of tho Louvre's bid of 553,
000 francs at the Secretan sale on Monday. It
seems that there was even more French bom
bast about the' acquisition of the' masterpiece
by the Government than was apparent when it
was knocked down to the representative of the
Louvre. The fact was that Proust, who bid
for the Government, did not have anything
like 500,000 francs to bid with, and when Chal
lonier, the auctioneer, asked for the money,'
which was due yesterday, it was not
forthcoming. All the actual cash behind
Proust's magnificent bid was the 1SO.0C0
francs subscribed at the dinner of the
French art collectors last week, as re-,
lated In The Dispatch, and when he attempt
ed to find the men who, in gallio exaltation,
when the picture was put on sale the second
time, had subscribed hundreds and thousands
of francs, those subscribers did not make half
as much noise as they bad in the auction room.
All day Proust and his lieutenant rushed from
one patriot to another for money, and not
having raised one-half the sum at night Chal
lonier sent to Sutton, of the American Art
Association, to ask him to take the picture at
his hid of 52,000 francs. Sutton had already
advertised In the Tempi his willingness to give
50,000 francs to the poor of Paris if allowed to
take L' Angelas at the figures atlwhlch it was
bid off for the Louvre, and his delight at the
new turn of affairs knew no bounds.
But before he could get to Challonler
with a certified check high officers of the Gov
ernment had induced the auctioneer to wait
until 9 o'clock this morning before making the
painting over to the American. Sutton was
ready at 9 o'clock, but In the meantime Roths
child had been induced to give his check for
the entire amount on behalf of the Govern
ment, so that "L Angelas" Is now irrevocably
in the possession of the French nation. But
Sutton came over here to buv "L Angelus" for
America, and if he cannot buy it he is going to
try to do the next best thing by borrowing it
Accordingly be to-day laid before Proust a
scheme whereby he offers to exhibit "L' An
gelus" in New York this autumn. Sutton
offers to make over half tne nrnceeds to Mil.
let's widow, who is now living in extreme pov
erty at Barblzon, thus proving that the Ameri
cans have no monetary motive in their desire
to exhibit "L' Angelus" in their own country.
Proust has been assured that a request for the
loan of the painting will be tnade totb.French
Government by President Harrison, on behalf
of the United States Government and be is in
clined to consider the matter favorably, though
his decision will not be made known at once.
PAID TO LEAYE JAIL
A Prisoner Who Wanted to Serve Out His
A correspondent writes from Monte Carlo:
Until quite recently the principality of Monaco
did not possess a prison. The one which ex
ists here at present was built a short time ago
for tho detention of a murderer who had been
sentenced to hard labor for life. For the first
six months of its tenancy all went welt The
place was exceedingly comfortable and the
blood stained prisoner quite enjoyed the life.
When, however, the Prince ot Monaco re
ceived the bill for the expenses Incurred in con
nection with the new jail be made a very wry
face, and asked bis Minister of Justice to take
steps to suppress his expenses. The Minister,
so the story goes, began operations by discharg
ing the jailer in the hope that the prisoner, see
ing the place unguarded, would take advantage
thereof to escape. But, to the disgust of the
authorities, he made no attempt to recover bis
Finally, when they neglected to furnish him
with his usual food, they were astonished to
behold him quietly walk into the hotel kitchen
and ask for bis dinner, and from that time
lonn ne lnvariamy walked over from his cell
to fetch his meals himself. 'He made a point
never to sleep away for a single night. The
situation became a little puzzling. The au
thorities requested him to leave the State of
Monaco, but he refused. He said: "I am
your prisoner, condemned by you. after due
and careful judgment; 1 am faithfully serving
out my sentence, and I intend to remain.
The Prince and his Ministers thereupon got
into a rage, but after finally thinking tho mat
ter over, decided to offer the man an annual
pension of 600f if he would leave the State and
take up his abode elsewhere. The prisoner
accepted the offer and walked out of jail.
AN ABANDONED GAS WELL,
When Relieved of Salt Water Suddenly Be
comes a Rich Producer.
ISrXCIAL TELEOHAM TO THX DISPATCn.:
Findlay, July L In this correspondence
some weeks ago mention was made of the fact
that the salt water which came in and de
stroyed gas wells was being utilized by a com
pany here in the manufacture of a' very excel
lent quality of salt This, company purchased
several gas wells which had been abandoned on
account of tho salt water, which came in such
violence as to drown out the gas, and began
experimenting with such satisfactory results
that preparations to manufacture salt on a
large scale were begun. These experiments
have all been made on what was known as the
old Woouicy well, one of the first drilled In
this field, and which in its day had been con
sidered a fair producer: but became or no
value, about a year ago, by reason of the salt.
water wnicn aronnea one ice gas.
Everything progressed nicely with the salt
business, and the company was getting ready
to place their product upon the market when,
yesterday without a moment's warning, the
salt water ceased to flow, and in its stead came
a powerful draught of pure; dry gas; greater in
volume in fact, than the well ever produced in
the days of Its highest value, and the hereto
fore worthless gasser is now a valuable piece of
property. Efforts were made last night and
this morning to start the salt water again by
turning the full strength of the well on. bnt
without avail. The flow of gas was too power
ful to bo overcome by Its old enemy the salt
water. This Is a now phenomenon in the gas
field, and opens up a wide range of speculation
regarding the possibility pf restoring gas wells
by exhausting the salt water accumulations.
A M0KSTEE WHITE DEAG0N.
The Assertion Itlnde Thnt One Has Been
Seen In China.
A native paper at Sle-fu, China, publishes
tho following: "A white dragon was seen on
April 12. Dragons like water, and it had
rained since about tbe middle of March
straight on, ending on that day in a most
tremendous hall storm, which smashed in tbe
roofs of many of the country people's huts
abor t their ears. Suddenly a powerful fishy
smell became perceptible, and people coming
In from the fields reported the presence of a
huge creature, about a third of, an acre long, in
a pool of water. Tho next day a few people
ventured out to see it It was quite white,
witb scales' two feet in size, with' homed bead,
claws and a long tall, just as. represented In
pictures. On the 18th of April fine weather re
turned, and the dragon was gone. Foreigners
do not talk about dragons, bnt we Chinese do.
Few, indeed, bave seen them, but this instance
seems too well authenticated to allow us to
doubt of the power of this supernatural
being to make himself occasionally visible to
THE TOPICAL TALKER,
Patriotism ne It Blossomed In This Com
inanity Under a Summer San.
Jt would have done" some of the wiseacres
who talk about the poorly-paid labor of Penn
sylvania good to have been in Pittsburg yester
day. They would have seen tecs and twenties
of thousands of men who labor, in the best
of clothes abroad upon our civic pavements.
Prosperous, well put up, hearty-looking men
of all ages, too, and as for the women, in good
looks and in attire, there are few cities in the
world that could turn out so fair1 a contingent:
Evidence ot this community's prosperity was
never given in greater quantity than In yester
day's amazing crowds. On every hand the
practical proofs of abounding cash in the
pockets of the populace stared one In the
face. The suburban railroad trains were
packed with families bent on rural excursions
and picnics. Every street car's capacity was
tested from the day's beginning till its end.
The liverymen knew what it was to be without
a single rig for hire ere the sun' bad risen
high in the heavens. It was almost pitiful that
more amusements were not at the people's
bands. The mighty audience the baseball
games drew showed how eager the masses were
to be amused, and how ready they were to pay
out the mighty dollar for recreation's sake.
And the superb weather capped the happiness
of the huge throng of holiday-makers.
HAH. I FOBTY-TWOt
Blazed out the glory in the night.
Fire flashed the legend In the skies:
"The States stand Sim upon the right
To freedom, still, that never dlesl"
Thirteen, they flung in Britain's teeth
Defiance, and no matter who
Denies their rights, they'll fight beneath .
The selfsame banner, forty-twol
Look-up and see them glisten there,
The silver stars upon the bine I
Bejolce, ye patriots I and beware,
Foes, how ye scorn the forty-twol
A century has passed, and yet
The Slates, though peace so sweetly pipes.
To fight for freedom still are set
Beneath the grand old stars and stripes.
A number of gaily painted tanks, contain
ing water from the springs of Waukesha, Vere
set up in various parts of the city yesterday.
As far as my personal observation went they
obtained a very considerable amount of pat
ronage. The tanks were not doing a charity business.
They worked on the put-a-penny-in-the-slot
plan. At one place, at least this Ingenious
plan got the worst of it Some thirsty and in
genious newsies evolved a method of prolong
ing the now of water, alter the insertion of the
necessary coin to start operations. About a
dozen newsies drank copiously of the water at
a trifling expense to themselves that is, as1 far
as the immediate present was concerned. It oo
curs to me, however, that Waukesha water has
a medicinal effect, and it may be that the enter
prising gamins may have reason to repent their
illicit Indulgence to-day.
HEB INDEPENDENCE SAT.
She was sancy, she was gay,
Laughed at all he had to say.
When be whispered she was lair,
She replied she didn't care
One red cent foi compliment.
Then he said he truly meant
Every word he said, bnt she.
Still Inclined to disagree.
Shook ber head and laughing loud
Asked him if he saw that cloud
Driven by the western wind
"That, sir, is more easy pinned
To one place than I to-day, ' '
Said this maiden, as she drew
Kerchief red and white and bine
From her pocket feat Immense
Waved it with an air intense.
Till her lover said, surprise
Op'nlnr wide his honest eyes.
S "What has turned your pretty head""'
' Independence Day, ' she said.
. . H. J.
STANLEY'S EAELT LIFE.
Some Particular Concerning the Yoath ot
the African Explorer.
A correspondent of the Western Hail, writ
ing from St Asaph, furnishes some further in
teresting particulars of the early years of Mr.
H. M, Stanley. When young Rowlands as
Stanley was, of course, known before he was
adopted by the gentleman who took him to
America attended the St Asaph Union
school, the schoolmaster had so high an opinion
of him that be used to put him in charge of the
schoolboys dunng his absence. The boy was
quite equal to the task ot maintaining disci
pline. He would allow no one to question his
authority. Bather than suffer anyone to take
liberties with hlmhe would give the boys a'
good thrashing all round, and this he used to do
so effectually that no boy was found boldM
euouga to dispute his authority. Tbe boy was
particularly fond of geography and arithmetic,
and seemed never so happy as when, pointer in
band, he was allowed to ramble at bis own
sweet will over the face ot the map. He
seemed to bis fellow-pupils to have the latitude
and longitude of each place at his fingers'
ends. He was also a good penman, and on this
account was often selected by the porter to
enter-the names of visitors in a book kept for
that rmroose. and at times he was even invited
inte the clerk's office to help with the accounts.
"T.L.L.W." says that having searched tbe
books at the workhouse in order to find if
there are any traces of Stanley there, he dis
covered among the entries the name of John
Rowlands some eight times. The first entry Is
that of his admission to tbe bouse, which took
place on February 20, ISi". He Is entered as
belonging to tbe parish of Denbigh, and as bay.
ing been born in lMlithis date, by tbe way,
tallies exactly with Dr. Pierce's account). His
name next occurs in the lists ot inmates for
the years 1651-1856. Previous to this no list of
names for each year was made out Only the
tames of tboce who were admitted or dis
charged during tbe year were registered. Tbe
last entry is dated May 13, lbSu, and is tbe time
wnen he finally left the workhouse. He is
there reported to have "gone to his uncle at
the National School Holy well." Other books.
such as the reporter's report books and the
clerk's account books, may throw additional
light upon the early days ot Stanley.
Dr. Brown. Seqaard Thinks Ho Has Made
New Yobx; July . The surprising state
ment of Dr. Brown-Sequard, the great French
specialist that be has discovered a true elixir
of lite, which will rejuvenate the old, and
which he has used upon himself with tbe effect
of trebling his capacity for work, and generally
revitalizing him, is attracting some attention,
and niore incredulity, among the medical men
of New York.
Dr. Edward F. Spltzka, himself a specialist
in nervous diseases, said to-night that be could
not bellevo the great French doctor had yet
descended to mere quackery, though the an
nouncement sounded 'Strangely like It "Dr.
Brown-Sequard is a wonderful man," he con
tinued, "and it is possible that he has made
some discovery that will be useful to science
and tbe world' ,
Dr. A. J- Mener was incredulous, but ad
mitted the story was an Interesting one. "We
are as anxious In this nineteenth century," he
said, "to find the Fountain ot Youth, or its sub
stitute, as ever Ponce de Leon was. But I am
not one of those who believe there is any spe
cial virtue in a quivering gland."
Dr. Landon Carter Gray was very skeptical
as to the discovery, and felt more llko laughing
at the storv than accepting It seriously just
vet. Though be was ready to be convinced, he
would not be Interviewed on what he thought
might be merely a piece of French nonsense;
Who Invented Spectacles?
To this question an answer has been given
by tbe Italians in favor of one of themselves.
In Florence, in a little street a memorial tablet
has been Inserted in the facade of one of the'
houses, and bears tbe following inscription;
"To honor the memory of SalvinoDegli Armati,
inventor of spectacles in the thirteenth cen
tury, the Guild ot Artisans, on the spot once
occupied by the houses of the Armati, placed
(Foresbado wines of Greatness.
From the Chicago Tribune. i
Johnny It puzzles me to know where that
marble of mine has gone.
Willie Move a little, can't youT There it is.
You were standing right over it Puzzled you,
did it? What a gallus old detective you'll
make some time.
DEATHS OF AaDAT.
CHICAGO, July . William Nelson, better
known under his stage name, D'Alvlnl, died here
yesterday. He was one of the best known and
most expert J agglers in the country.
Bielw, July Herr Hasenclever, formerly a
leading Socialist member of tbolielcbstag.ls dead.
Some Carlos. Expressions Peculiar to the
North nnd Senth.
Rebecca Hart In the Chautanquan.1
It seems the moat natural thing In the world
for a Southerner In calling another person to
say: "Oh, John!" but It always seems to amuse
our friends across the. way. It is the "Qb,"
that excites their .merriment, and in attempting
to give the peculiarity they often represent us
as saying: "Ho, John!" which we never say.
Another Southern expression which always
sounds queer to Northern ears is the use of the
word "mighty" as an adverb; But to those ac
customed to it "mighty pretty" conveys an idea
of beauty that the overburdened Northern
word "lovely" doesn't reach. Turning to Web
ster to see if it must be given up we find that it
is allowable when used colloquially.
In the North a man fills his wagon "box" with
corn and "draws" it to town; in the South he
fills his wagon "bed" with corn and "hauls" it
te the same place.
In New England they say "the going" (mean
ing the condition of the roads) is bad; in the
South they say "the traveling" is bad. Per
haps to say the roads are bad would be more in
telligible than either.
Southerners say "like" for "as if as "she
looked like she wanted to go." They laugh at
it in the North, and in the same breath say
"as" for "that" "I don't know as I ever heard
it here" and then the Southerner laughs, and
both are happy. So ingrained are both ex
pressions, however, that the delinquents are
seldom conscious of the delinquency.
A large proportion of the grammatical mis
takes are common to the uneducated wherever
they are found, but there are some which are
so peculiar to certain sections that their use
settles at once the question of whether the per
son using them is from the North or the South.
The expression "I seen" for "I saw" is a very
common mistate in the South and rare in the
North, while "I see him yesterday" for "I saw
him yesterday." so common even among edu
cated people at tbe North, is never heardln the
This makes it difficult for writers who have
never llvod in a certain section to imitate suc
cessfully the dialect of that people. They are
ant to be betrayed into the mistake of putting
into tbe mouths ot a certain class In another
Eart of the country such words as they would
ear from the same class of their own section.
This undoubtedly is tbe difficulty which many
Northern writers find in truthfully portraying
the negro dialect. They take as models the
negroes they have known and judge, incor
rectly, that the talk of the Southern negro
would be the same. Consequently a practical
ear can almost always detect the difference
between one who assumes a familiarity and one
who is "to the manor born." The incongruity
of making a Southern negro say, "Whar be
you goin'T" as we saw recently in some story. Is
inexpressibly ludicrous to one familiar with
their dialect 'He might say. "Whar you goin'T"
or "Whar Is you goin'T" The honor of the ex
pression "you be" belongs exclusively to tbe
North. What he would be most likely to say is,
"Whar you gwinel"
The Course of Study nt B Celebrated Mo
From the London Globe.l
The greatest Mussulman educational center
in Northern Africa is the University at
Gareuin, in Morocco. Tho students number
about 700 and there are 40 professors. Work
begins between half-past 2 and 5 in tbe morn
ing, according to 'the season. The first Instruc
tion consists of comments on tbe Koran. At
sunrise the second batch of professors about
a dozen or so discourse on law and dogma.
In tbe afternoon grammar and rhetoric are
taught, and. later, logic, astronomy, arithmetic
geography, history, Mussulman literature and
tbe science ot talismanic numbers or tbe deter
mination by calculation of tbe influence of
angels, spirits and stars on future events.
The fore-determination of the conqneror and
conquered In a coming war or battle seems to
boa special branch. There Is the greatest diffi
culty in obtaining a professor intimate wtth
the principles of the scleuca in its entirety.
There are no examinations. Every prof essor
is supposed to know those among his bearers
who are worthy of diplomas. The diplomas
are very highly valued, and give the holders
great prestige in the Moslem world.
Cbokinc a Dear to Death.
A man named Robert Brown is credited with
having recently killed a bear In a peculiar way
when about five miles from Edgewood, N. Y.
The animal was feeding on some berries when
Brown first saw it Taking off his coat, the
hunter crept stealthily up to within "throw
ing" distance, when he covered the brute's i
head and face with a garment. Before bruin
could free itself from the Unwelcome covering.
Brown had got close enough to get his fingers
around its throat He squeezed hard, and the
beast slowly but surely succumbed to the kill
ing pressure and fell dead at the hunter's feet
So goes the story.
The Dullest City la America.
From the Chicago News,?
The dullest city in North America has been
discovered at last It is not St Louis, as most
people had supposed., but Victoria, B. C. A
letter written there June 25 last contains the
following: "Business men come down to their
offices here at 1 T. it. and leave at P. K. After
that hour tbe town is completely aesarted. I
thought Alexandria, Va., was dead, but ir is
positively gay in comparison with this place.
There grass grows in the streets, but hare
crops mature inhe thoroughfare's.
A New Way to Move a Locomotive.
In the Fitchburg railroad repair shops a
novel plan of moving a locomotive Is employed.
When an engine Is ready to .leave the shop,
instead ot firing It up, the boiler is charged
with air at about SO pounds pressure, from an
old locomotive air pump, mounted in a con
venient place against tbe wall, having a hose
connection to the boiler. With the above pres
sure the engine can be run out of tho shop and
around to its stall in the round house.
Where the Cost Comes In.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. 1
Fireworks are reported to be cheaper and
better this year than ever before. But tbe doc
tors still nold to their old charges, and the cost
of celebrating the Nation's birthday will not
be materially lessened.
ODD ITEMS FROM FOREIGN SH0BES.
The patronage of the Prince of Wales and
other nobs is asked for the English trotting
races. It is thought that with the element of
royalty they will be popular.
About SO, 000 people a day go up the Eiffel
tower. Of these between 3,000 and 4,600 go to
the top. On an average a person has to wait
about an hour to go up In the lift
Prince Alexandre of Battenberg's brother-in-law,
Lieutenant Loislngerv has been be
trothed to the daughter of the head game
keeper In a forest in Hungary. She Is named
Louise Kopek. What standing Frau Lolsinger
will have in the royal household of England re
mains to be seen.
The paid entrances to tbe Paris Exhibition
during the month of May were 2,208,000, as
compared with l,269,CO0 in May of 1878. In the
first half of June they bave been 2,002,000, as
compared with 1,104,000. Thirty million tickets
bave been Issued, so there are still nearly 28,
000,000 to be utilized, if possible, in four
months. Tbe price has for the last fortnight
been 69 centimes, or 10 cents.
DB.Hornf Ajnr the author of "Struwwel
peter," or Slovenly Peter as he is presented to
English-speaking children, a work almost as
famous all ovet the world as the Muncbausen
stories, has just celebrated his 80th birthday at
Frankfurt bis- native town, where for many
years he has been at the head ot the lunatic
asylum. His nursery rhymes have gone through
157 editions, and are -translated into every
European language. ,
TiTE Prince of Wales threw a fearful bomb
shell among his countrymen when, at the meet
ing of tho Father Damlen Memorial Fund
Committee, he said that "at this very moment
there Is a leper, with his hands distinctly af
fected by tbe disease, engaged at his business
in one of the large London meat markets."
Moreover, this proved to be true, with the ex.
ception that the leper in question said he did
not touch the meat.
QUKXit Victoria. Is in the habit of keeping
rooms which have been occupied by deceased
relatives locked up. The apartments at Clare
mont in which the Princess Charlotte died
more than 70 years ago are closed, and nobody
is allowed to use tbem. Princo Albert's apart
ments at Windsor, Osborne and Balmoral are
all kept precisely as tbey were when he was
alive; and on tbe wall ot the room in which he
died there, is a tablet; with an ins-.rlptlon re
cording the fact that "this apartment was tbe
scene pf his, demise." John Brown's rooms at
Windsor have also been closed since his.death
and marked with a large .brass sign with an In
scription commemorating hisyirtues and de
ploring his loss. .
LEPKOST IN CANADA.
The Theory That It Was Imported by Sail
ors Early la the Century Opposed by
Facte Death After 20 Years of the
Dread Disease Tbe Only Protection the
Prompt Isolation of Those Affected.
The discussion of that awful and unexpected
plalnable disease, leprosy, says the Toronto
Mail, directs attention once more to its pres
ence ina remote part of New Brunswick and
to its anpearance from time to time in the
picturesque island of Cape Breton. How it
came to these places is a mystery. The general
idea is that it Is a disease peculiar to hot
climates, as for example1 India and Palestine.
But this theory is not really well founded, for
it prevails in northern countries and is met
with too frequently in Norway, Sweden, and
even Iceland. From the popular verdict as to
location has come the belief that it was
brought to Canada early in the" century by
sailors who had visited the Levant and who
were either Infected themselves or bad carried
with tbem infected clothing. Be this historical
view of the case true or not, certain it is that
tbe disease exists, and that fresh victims are
found at not infrequent intervals.
All the cases known to the officials are con
fined in tbe Lazaretto at Tracadie, Gloucester
county. At the end of last vear there were 19
lepers under treatment Since then three new
cases have been discovered, so that there are
22 cases now. The reports respecting the care
tbe patients receive are exceedingly satisfac
tory. The sisters of Mercy have charge of the
Institution, and they have made it exceedingly
home-like and comfortable. So good are the
hygienic influences of the place that there have
been several cures; but in every instance the
cure has only been effected where the disease
has been treated in its earliest stages.
An Awful Family History.
One of ,trip places affected was in the neigh
borbood of Lake O'Law, Victoria county, a ro
mantic spot surrounded by lofty hills and occu
pied by a vigorous farming population. The
first victim was the wife of a farmer named
McCarthy. The husband has betrayed no symp
toms of the disease, nor had anyone up to that
time in the vicinity. Yet the woman was dis
tinctly a leper. She died after an Illness of 13
Sears. There were eight children in tbe family,
ne became a leper and died after 20
years' illness; leaving a family of six,
all free from the 'disease. - Four others
took tbe disease, while the, remaining three,
witb their children, are, to all appearances,
completely exempt from it A man who at-
tenaea one oi the lepers In his illness took the
disease, and the husband ot a daughter who
escaped took it. The latter patient however,
had slept before bis marriage with his future
wife s brother, who turned ouf to be leprous.
All efforts to obtain any evidence pointing to
the exposure or tbe first victim to
conditions favorable to leprosy have
failed. Some miles from Lake O'Law
is a settlement of Highland Scotch peo
ple. These people knew nothing of the Lake
O'Law cases until the disease appeared in their
midst Nine cases were found among them, in
four different families. Between tbe families
there was no relationship,- and a very slight (If
any) acquaintance. The origin of the disease
In these four families is not traceable. It may
have resulted from contagion, and It may have
originated from conditions to which tbe sub
jects had been exposed Tbe three eases dis
covered a week- or so ago also appear to bave
been primary cases, for there is no report that
the sufferer: had contracted the disease by
communication with lepers.
Tbe Cause of It a Great Mystery.
These lnstancesare opposed to the theory
that the leprosy must necessarily bave been
imported. Accompanied by no indication that
the disease was transmitted, they point to the
possibility that it may be produced by geograph
ical, climatic or dietetic peculiarities. Dr."
McPhedran indeed quotes VirchoW as declar
ing that it is not unreasonable to suppose that
certain physical conditions of particular
countries serve as etiological influences in the
production of the primary disease, which,
when. once developed, is propagated by heredi
tary predisposition. Yet, there is admittedly
nothing in the northern part of the Eastern
Provinces that can be pointed to as a condition
favorable to leprosy. Tbe climate is healthy,
and tbe people live aslwell as those of other
parts oi tne country. A great mystery indeed
is this dreadful disease, and the only protection
against it that human knowledge suggests is
the prompt isolation of those who fall be-
CONDITION OF CATTLE.
A Comprehensive Review of the Animals
on Ibe Western Ranges.
St. Louis, July 4, Richard Johnson, of tbe
Bureau uf Animal Industry, was in St Louis
to-day, and to a reporter said: "I have for tbe
past three months been traveling through tbe
cattle districts with the object of ascertaining
what tbe condition 'of range and farm cattle
now Is, ana what improvements bave been
made in the grade of stock on the ranges. On
the whole the result of nry examination was
decidedly satisfactory, and reports of two other
agents of the bureau will be of the same char
acter. In some sectlbns it Is not to be donied
that the grade of the cattle has deteriorated in
a marked degree. This Is especially true of the
extreme Northwest and the farms east of tbe
Missouri river. Four or five years ago what
are known as! the Oregon cattle, though by no
means confined to the State of Oregon, wero
by all odds the best to be found on the range.
Th; were nearly invariably three-quarters or
five-sixths Durham, ran high in flesh, weigh
ing 160 to 2S0 pounds more than Montana and
uaKoia stocK, ana tneir oeei was equal to mat
of fine stall-fed stock.
To-day half-breeds are in' tbe majority, tbe
beef produced is not nearly so fine and the
average weight of the cattle has fallen off
nearly 100 pounds. One fact has been proved
beyond a doubtand that Is that neither in a cold
or dry section of the country should the Dur
ham .he introduced. In the farms in tbe agri
cultural belts ot Minnesota, Dakota, Iowa and
Western Missouri farmers are still aiming to
reduce rather tban increase their holdings.
Tbe low price of cattle has made the industry
unremunerative, and the breeders are selling
off their cows and steers and replacing them
with horses. An encouraging change and one
which more than compensates for the loss In
other directions has taken place in tbe South
west Tbe Texas long born, a lean, sinewy ani
mal, is being rapidly replaced by a cross be
tween the Durham and Devon, and the average
weight of the cattle is greater and by 100
pounds more than it ever was before.'"
THE FAMOUS PASSION FLAI.
Preparations For this Tear's Rendition nre
In Fall Progress.
St James Gazette.
The preparations for next year's Passion
Play at Oberammergau are in full swing; and.
according to the account given of them by an
Augsburg newspaper, they are of a character
to show that tbe performances are. as was only
to be expected after tbe world's "discovery" of
the play, upon the downward slope. ' They are
evidently to bo still further shorn ot tbe primi
tive simplicity and rustic flavor to which tbey
owed so much of their original charm and
power. Tbe commercial part of the enter
prise, which was formerly undertaken by the
Alsace Bank in Strasbourg, is to te assumed
by a Munich house. New dresses will be pro
vided, tee orchestra will be increased, and tbe
accommodation for the audience enlarged and
The old scenery is to be replaced by more
modern and artlstio canvases, and the stage is
to bo supplied with mechanical appliances
brought well up to date. There Is even some
talk of a revision of the text of the play,
though it is thought that the native con
servatism will prove too strong for that The
players' will be elected In the autumn, but
great excitement already prevails in the vil
lage as to the distribution of the parts.
A Cload Over Ibe Klaadom.
rrora the Chicago Trlbnne.1
It is now given out that Queen Victoria is in
extremely feeble health. The condition of the
good Queen is not expected to improve tor
several days yet-iprobably not until the Shah's
visit is over.
They dwell la the odor of camphor,
They stand in a Sherratoo shrine.
They are "warranted early editions,"
These woishlpfnl books of mine;
In their cream-colored "Oxford vellum,"
In their redolent "crushed Levant"
With their delicate 'watered linings, "
They arc Jewels of price, I grant;
"llllud-tooled" and "morocco-Jointed, "
They have Zaehnsdorfs daintiest dress.
They are graceful, attenuate, polished,
Itut'they gather the dust naless;
Vor the row that I prize Is yonder,
Away on tbe nnglazed shelves."
The bulged and the braised octavos,
The dear and the dumpy twelves,
llontalgne with his sheepskin blistered -And
Howell the worse for wear.
And the worm-drilled Jesuits' Horace,
And the little old cropped Mollero,
And the Barton 1 bought for fourpeuce.
And the Babelals foxed and flea'd,
For tbe others 1 never have opened,
' But these are the ones I read;
Auttln Vobtonin Longman's Magatlnt,
F1TLER FOE SENATOR.
He Hay be. .Sir. Quay's Candidate) for United
Slates Senator la Return for municipal
Patronage Cooper From si Family
The question of who will be the next United
States Senator elected from Pennsylvania is
an interesting one. Senator Quay and C. L,
Magee will be pitted Against each other in the
contest of next year, each striving to -have leg
islators elected who will favor the candidate of
his choice. Were it"not that Colonel Bayne is,
like Colonel Quay, a Western Pennsylvanlan,
it is not improbable he would ba Quay's choice.
Justlwho is Mr. Magee's choice cannot be
stated, and it is doubtful whether be knows
himself. Whatever may be 'said to the con
trary in a half-hearted way, Senators Quay
and Cameron do not look on each other ex
actly with the affection of brothers, and if Mr.
Quay thinks he can do better, Mr. Caaerou
will not be his candidate. Cameron may.
though, be Mr. Magee's candidate. Fran
an inside source comes the information
that Mayor Fitter, ot Philadelphia, may blos
som out as Quay's choice for the United States
Senate, if he will consent to tbe use of the
municipal patronage of the Quaker City by the
junior Senator and National Chairman. Quay
must have the use of the city offices to down
Magee, and he cannot have the use of them
without giving the ambitious Mayor an ade
quate return. Mr. Fitler felt hurt by Quay's
treatment of his candidacy for the Presidency,
but the promise of the Senatorshlp would be
balm to his wounded feelings. It would also re
move him from the Gubernatorial race. In
which, say bis friends, he may take part.
Cooper In a New T.laht.
It is interesting to know what a man's rela
tives think of him. Frequently it givesLonea
pleasing Insight into his character. Senator
Thomas V. Cooper has posed before tbe people
of this State for tbe most part in a pnrely
political and partisan capacity. It Is refresh,
ing to view him in another, even while he is
reaching for the Philadelphia Custom House.
A Pennsylvania legislator traveling some time
ago between Pittsburg and Chicago, quite un
intentionally overheard a conversation between
two ladlespone an elderly lady, and tbe other
much younger., Tho young lady was telling the
older one about her uncle; Senator Cooper, of
Pennsylvania, and dwelt enthusiastically on
his lovable character, how every one looked
up to him, how he was consulted on the weighty
affairs ot State and bow his opinion was valued.
The traveling Pennsylvania legislator heard it
all with interest. He is a member, like Sena
tor Cooper, of the Legislature that goes outot
office with the month of December in next
year, and he had never thought of Senator
Cooper in the light in which the young lady
was presenting him. "Sharp, shrewd, a skillful
tactician and not too scrupulous," was the way
this gentleman would have described his fellow
Republican and fellow legislator. The lovable
qualities of which the young lady spoke were
a distinct revelation to him. As be mused her
voice broke on bis ear again.
"There is only one thing wrong with him,"
she said, with a decided tone ot respect "He
is an infidel."
Tbe elderly lady appeared shocked, and the
yonnger'one hastened to add: -"But he bas tbe
most beautiful Christian character you ever
saw, and everybody loves him for it"
This Is not all the young lady said about the
ever hopeful son of destiny, but it was all in
the same strain. She would undoubtedly!
much surprised and shocked to see in a Penn
sylvania paper of recent date that a rumor that
I the sea serpent had appeared at Cape May
grew out of tbe fact that the Delaware Senator
had gone bathing in the ocean there. .
Senator Nylin's View.
"The people did it themselves," said Senator
Amos Mylin. of Lancaster county, referring to
the recent Constitutional amendment election.
"The party organizations stood back and let
matters take their course. It had been alleged
that prohibition 'was hindered by party in
fluences, and so it was deemed best to leave
the matter to tbe people themselves. The re
sult shows that the people arc opposed to pro
hibition. That is nothing against the Repub
lican party, which did what it agreed to do, in
giving the people an opportunity to vote on the
subject It has acted in good faith, and, in
recognition of that, fact, it will be given its
usual majority this fall."
TheXTse'af CommlMlonm.' '
. Some people who bave been wondering about
the utility ot tbe several commissions provided
tor by tbe last Legislature will probably havo
their doubts removed by a knowledge of tbe
fact that their" next meetings will be held at
Cape May, Atlantic City, Cresson Springs and
other summer resorts.
An Improbable Rumor.
There has been a rumor afloat that Senator
Quay is willing, If Cameron can be laid out in
no other way, to lose the Legislature to the
Democrats next year. By doing so, it is
pointed out, he would dispose of a more or less
dangerous rival, and, as the only Republican
Senator, would have the Federal offices pretty
much his own way, though ho seems to have
them that way at present The rumor, how
ever. Is undoubtedly as wild as it is improbable.
Senator Qnay is an stute politician, and tbe
scheme looks lixe one that might return to
plague him. Senator Quay took chances on
defeat this fall when he forced the submission
ot prohibition on his party; and he is not going
to lose even this fall if skillful management
will save the State Treasury to him.
The Indians Will Have the Best Show,
from the Chicago Mews.
Tho United States Senators who are going to
Alaska to take a look at the Indians will doubt
less find that the curiosity is mutual. There is
reason to believe that the remote redskins will
have tbe best of the show.
Why a Han Tnkss a Partner.
From the Baltimore American. 1
When a man takes a partner. It is evident
that he means to establish bis business on a
Bathlwo stockings which are rubber finished
and cork-soled And a large sale Just now.
TBAVELINa and walking costumes maybe
made In any of a large variety of light woolen
cloths and Irish homespuns.
Dresses made up largely of pink should not
Show color combinations, although, of course,
white lace may be used freely.
The pale, shadowy broche patterns produced
by tbe Jacquard looms are noticeable in many
of tbe beautiful semi-diaphanous textiles im
ported for summer wear.
At tbe fashionable resorts a popular toilet
for youthful wearers is a tinted silk blouse
waist with skirts ot lace, either white or
matched to the blouse in color.
Cool and prettv summer toilets In white and
green, or white and gold, are of wblte crepallne
or India veiling with garniture ot China silk
arranged as a soft easy empire vest
BitiDXMAiDS and debutantes wear very
stylish toilets of real China crepe in willow
green, old rose and primrose yellow over soft
repped slclllienne with fronts of pearled lisle.
lAFBETrr dancing toilet recently seen at a
seaside rosort was ot anemone.plnk. Tbe color
was as "faint as could be without being pure
wblte and the effect Is described as charming.
Piazza and ballroom wraps resemble very
much the talmas of other days. Tbe garments
now worn, however, are much mora graceful,
tbe cape portion being adjusted snugly to the
Hats of green or brown rushes are a hot
weather luxury. One of these hats is wholly
veiled with green tulle, with mossbuds and
great yellow Tosca roses and leaves around the
front ot the crown.
Rich black toilets are in vogue and reach
tho height ot fashionable elegance. Soft silks
of various kinds, lace veiling, grenadine, crepe
do cbece, plain and beaded nets and other
handsome materials are in popular use.
Simple white waists of French nainsook,
India linen, American surah or China silk are
worn over skirts of various kirfda. They may
be shirred, tucked or plaited to suit tbe form
and fancy, and are made with bishop sleeves.
A pretty toilet for summer evening wear to
a gown worn by a youngNew York woman. It
Is a skirt of cream-white China silk trimmed
with rows of uarrow molro ribbon, tu silk
pressedin accbrdlonplaits from the hips, where
it to joined by. a close jersey-shaped bodice of
cream lace, while the Joining to covered by aa
Immense sash ot moire. A similar- skirt to
garjiitured with ribbon baads and sash of apple
green silk. - ' y .
Cincinnati used 31,999,680 crackers to
make an noise on tbe Fourth.
A horse dentist is reaping a harvest up
in the northern counties of Michigan.
Horses up in Seneenaw county are suf
fering from clearly defined lung fever.
Henry Cannon ieeds 32 human month!
on his farm near Camilla, Ga,, and yet he raises
meat for alL
A mess of fish cost three Tekosha,
Mich., young men 129. The game warden took
a hand in the sport
A foreign company representing $10,
000,000 of capital is about to establish an iron
and steel plant in San Francisco.
A Jackson, Mich., father gave three
boys who saved his daughter from drowning f
cents, to be divided equally among them.
' New York City has 294 millionaire in
dividuals or firms, and probably over 1.000,000
of Individuals who are not worth SM each.
It cost ?1,962,346 to maintain the firn
department of New York City last year. There)
were 3,217 fires, and the losses were $5,435,922.
A man with an artificial cheek, eye and
palate has been attracting attention at an .En
glish watering place. It Is said that he eaU
without difficulty and speaks distinctly.
An enterprising merchant in Chisago
displays In front of his store a lamp, to which U
attached a card reading: "This lamp will bo
reduced in price 10 cents per day until it la
In St Patrick's Church, Hartford,
Conn., and St. John's Church, Middletown,
Conn., colored people rent and occupy some ot
the best sittings, other sittings In the same
pews being rented and occupied by whits
Three Muskegon, Mich., men caught a
string of fish over 23 feet long In six hours, the
other day, with ordinary hooks and lines.
"Fish over 25 feet long" are unusual in fresh
water, bnt Muskegon whisky has great magni
Over a building in One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth street New York, there Is a
broad wooden sign covered with crow tracks
that are a puzzle to many of the people who
see them. It is tbe Lord's Prayer in shorthand
that is painted on the signboard.
An old man has been bothering the
Muskegon, Mich., police for the past three
weeks, asking tbem to' shoot him, as he was
tired, sick and hungry. They haven't done it
yet but if be comes around much more they
think they can accommodate him.
Peter Malcom, a Scotch sailor, fell
overboard in the Indian Ocean 500 miles from,
land. He was reported drowned, bnt after two
years bobs up to claim a (40.000 legacy and to
report that after floating two days ne was
picked up by a Russian vessel and carried
around the world.
A new way to scatter a crowd has been
discovered. A man who found himself hemmed
in by a dense throng near the corner ot State
and Washington streets yesterday morning
while the circus procession was passing pulled
a bottle of ammonia from his pocket and
spilled the contents promiscuously about Ha
bad the entire sidewalk to himself in less tban
An alligator and an English sparrow
were seen to engage in'a battle near Darien
Ga., tbe other day. The 'gator provoked tbe
fight by snapping at tbe bird. which In turn flew
furiously at its ugly antagonist aiming with
precision at tbe sanrlan's eyes. The 'gator
finally gave np the contest, and sought safety
from the sparrow's attacks by hiding itself un
There is on a lot in Lexington. Ga., a
sour cherry tree that seems to have gotten, out
of its usual order of doing things. At the proper
time it Bloomed and bore a full crop ot fruit
and since its first blooming ifhas continued .to
bloom and bear, it now having a pretty full
crop of green fruit on its branches, though the
first crop ripened and was gathered same weeks
Some papers do not like the "English
habit ot omitting the article "the" before the
names of yachts, especially In tbe case ot
yachts named after women. The omission does
seem unfortunate when it makes such state
ments as these possible : "Cora proved slow In
her stays," "Oracle ran her nose in the mud,"
and "Alice careened and staggered under her
Workmen doing the grading on a rail
road near Atlanta, Ga.. witnessed the sight the
other day of a snake feeding its offspring. The
baby snakes were secure in the roots of an old
tree, and the mother, which .caught flies, by
Springing at them, would, when 'possessed ot a
y. rapidly glide to the young snakes, which
came pell-mell, helter-skelter to meet ber. She
caught a fly a minute, and was watched secur
ing them for over two hours.
Whenever there is ofiered in the United
States a prize open to the whole country for the
family that has tbe greatest length; breadth
and thickness, Walker county, Georgia,
through the Coulter boys, will be sure to take
it, a journalist in that State thinks. Of the six
boys, going up by steps and commencing at the
lowest James to feet 4, Mac is 0 feet 0, Will is
6 feet 0, Tom is S feet 7, Oscar is 6 feet 8 and
Richard 6 feet 11. Their weights run from 200
to 202 pounds, making a total of 1,367 pounds, .
and an average of 223 pounds.
Cheap pirated editions of American
books are said to be among the best selling
books offered at the railway stations in India.
A correspondent says that he has bought Lew
Wallace's "Fair God" for 15 cents. Anna
Catharine Green's "Leavenworth's Case" is of
fered for 12 cents, and the works of Uncle
Kemus are for sale in paper covers. Allot
Bret Harte's books are pirated, and Mark
Twain's hooks are sold for a song. Longfellow's
poems can be Lad for a dime and Emerson's
essays. In cloth, for 20 cents. Frances Hodg
son Burnett's novels are sold at one-fifteenth
the p rice tbey bring in America.
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
A correspondent asks us if we believen
traveling for health. Under certain circum
stances we do particularly when we see a mad
dog or a runaway horse coming. Burlington
Mr. Sllmpnrse "What I "Want to get a
new maid for Fashion Beach f Why don't you
take the ons you bave r
Mrs. Sllmpnrse She knows bow we live when
we're at home. Sea l'ork Weekly. '
Mrs. "Weary (reading) The body of a
book agent was found on Blank street this mora
ing. He had evidently been murdered.
Mr.Weary (meditatively) Umr really, now,
I think that was going most too far, KtWjXork
Master of the House, at the Door Maris,
is your mistress In r
Marls, benlgnly-Mlstress Is out sir; hat you
can come' la if yoa wipe off your shoes and
keep quiet, so as not to disturb the eook. She's
gone upstairs to take a nap. PMladtlpMa In
quirer. A Pertinent Query. Parent "Wha
would yoa charge me to put my hoy through
Professor-About f 1,009.
Parent Do yoa charge anything extra for
teaching reading and writing, more tban yon do
where they Just take boating and baseball f
jOn Account of His Family. First Jury
man It looks like a pretty clear case against the
feller, .that's a fact but I think we had better let
him go on account of bis family.
Second Juryman Why. the family is Just about
as no-account as he Is. I can't see where your
argument comes in.
First Juryman What I mean Is that we will
have to keep 'em all winter if we send him to Jail.
Setl-Ttrrt UauU Express.
Struck Him as About Eight Little
girl (reading newspaper article in relation to
Henry 11. Stanley) During his march across
this portion ofths Dark Continent be appears to
bave Incurred the greatest prevarications
Mother (looking over her shoulder) Haven't
yoa made a mistake, Ethel f I think the word to
Father (who has his donbts about Stanley)-.
Don't interrupt ber, Maria. Prevarications 1
the right word. Go on, Ethel. Chicago TrUwu,
JUtOUSH AS SHE IS WBOTE.
The teacher a lesson he taught;
The preacher a sermon he prauiht;
The stealer, he stole;
The heeler, he bole;
And the sereeeher, be awfully scran gat
The long-winded speaker, he spoke;
The poor office seeker, he soke;
The runner, he ran;
. The snnner, be dan;
Aaottheshrleker, he horribly shroks,
The liver, to Canada flew: . nil
The buyer, on credit he bewj
Thdoer, be did:
The suer, be std; ,
'And the liar (a fisherman) lew.
The writer," the nonsense be wrote?
The flxbter (an editor) fote;
The swimmer, be swam; . N
The skimmer, be skam;, . . ' .
And'the biter was buns ry, and bote.
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