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FEBRUARY 8, 1518.
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THE PB0MISE OF THE COKFEBEHCE.
A suspension of the trouble at Homestead
took place yesterday for the sake of a con
ference between the firm and its workmen,
which occupied all day, and was in session
to a late hour last evening. This promises
that the trial of brute strength, which was
threatened at that place, has given away to
the settlement of the dispute by a reason
able and satisfactory compromise.
This is the course which The Dispatch.
has urged from the opening of the dispute.
It will command the approval and good
will of the public at large. The struggle, as
already pointed out, developed with marked
celerity ugly phases in which the deter
mination of the contending parties to win
their point rose above the considerations of
peace and good order. Such are the inevit
able results ot any wages dispute in which
each side sets out to drirc the other to its
terms by the practical declaration: "This
The change from such a struggle to a
conference, in which the points at issue are
to be considered by reasonable arguments,
and the conflicting mfercsts brought to
gether by a sensible compromise, is a shift
from the domain of force 10 that of sense and
reason. The mutual concessions which
have been made in the conference promise a
satisfactory basis for fully settling the dis
pute; and with this struggle ended, the in
dustrial horizon in Pittsburg will be cleared
of threatening clouds.
While this is a grateful improvement on
the condition of strife, -it can hardly fail to
make the question pertinent, whether this
conference could not have been held and
such a compromise effected before the dis
pute had gone to Ihe length of setting the
regular instrumentalities of the law at de
fiance? EETAIL LICENSE AGAIN.
The applications for rehearing in the
case of the refused applications for retail
liquor licenses, is based largely on the view
that the decision of tbe Supreme Court,
with regard to the wholesalers, has changed
cthe aspect of the retail question. The abil
ity of the wholesalers to carry on a large trade
in the line of single bottles, which is prac
tically a retail trade, makes it, according to
this view, unjust to cut down the retailers
bo rigidly as has been done. "Whether this
logic will be held to be impregnable with
regard to the sale of liquor to be drunk on
the premises, is for the courts to say. Judge
"White is credited with the view that in the
changed aspect of things 500 licenses ought
to be granted. The public may be satisfied
to see a slight loosening of the laws; but it
is not necessary to go to the other extreme.
Observation warrants the assertion that
Pittsburg did not suffer from lack of oppor
tunities for liquid refreshment under the
number of licenses granted last year.
CHANCES FOE F0EEIGN CAPITAL.
A London telegram notes the capitaliza
tion in England, of a steel company tooper
at Cleveland, in this country, with about
55,000,000 offered in shares to the British
public This is a form of foreign interven
tion with which our people will find no
fault If iu Great Britain money among
the very wealthy is cheap and plenty, Amer
icans will not have the slightest objection
to sec it freely used for developing our
United States industries.
Cousin John is a tremendous fellow for
investing in things, once he -fairly gets
started in a given direction. The railroads
of the East; the gold, silver and diamond
mines in various parts of the world; our
American railroads and breweries all have
been objects of his speculative fancy. Some
times Cousin John gets badly taken in
when operating at long range; but in the
main he has a good business head, so that
if he show a sudden turn for our iron and
steel business it will be quite a flattering in
dication of the relative prospects here and
in England. But when looking for a land
of promise he should not let his eye rest
upon Cleveland, with the superior advan
tages of our local gas belt so clearly demon
strated. BENJAMIN AS A PEESS CEKS0E.
Mr. S. G. W. Benjamin, at one time
United States Minister at Teheran, comes
forward with a redolent bouquet of sympa
thy for Hadji Hassein Ghooly Khan. He
says that the Persian press made some re
marks in bad taste about Mr. Cleveland
when he was elected President, but that
upon his (Benjamin's) request the Shah or
dered a correction to be made at once. Mr.
Benjamin, at tbe Shah's instance,also wrote
a satisfactory account of Mr. Cleveland for
the Teheran Gazette.
All this goes to show that Mr. Benjamin
is a statesman ol the class to which Hadji
Hassein Ghooly Khan belongs. When
American newspapers were freely comment
ing upon Mr. Cleveland's life and charac
ter, how did it become, incumbent upon
Minister Benjamin to object to the remarks
of the Persian Gazelle upon the same sub-,
jeet? Nobodv in this country would have
knowu to this day, if Mr. Benjamin had not
volunteered the information, that a Persian
paper had said anything good, bad or in-
different about Mr. Cleveland. If the Per
sian editor's paragraph had obtained pub
licity here nobody would have cared. It
Mr. Benjamin is a republican in
the large sense of the word, as
ire hope he is, , bow can he
reconcile his effort to muzzle the Persian
press with his belief in the untrammeled
freedom of the press? It often happens that
our Ministers in the old world fall into
Yery un-American ways of thinking. Mr.
benjamin's performance in Persia indicates
that the autocratic habits of the Shah had
Mr. Benjamin is also surprised that Mr.
Cleveland did not allow him to stay at
Teheran as the representative of the United
States as a reward for the certificate of good
character he had given the President in the
Persian press. Perhaps it can be explained
on the theory that Secretary Bayard thought
that a man who had succeeded so well in
regulating the press abroad might be able to
curb the third estate at home.
THE PALL EXPOSITION ASSURED.
Everyone will feel gratified to know that
the opening ot Pittsburg's Exposition on
time next fall is assured. It will be neces
sary for the managers to do some financier
ing for the ways and means to finish the
buildings, but they are pledged to the task
and they will not fail.
Last year it was thought that Pittsburg's
advance upon the business of '87 was enor
mous. But 'S9 will show a still greater
advance on '88. This city has a vitality
which is not born of booms, and which
knows no dull spell.
Pittsburg is growing splendidly on its
commercial resources, as well as in respect
to the Tolume and variety of its manu
factures. The grand Exposition of next
fall to make sure of whose lustre no pains
should be spared will tell the public what
our merchants are prepared to do.
SUPEEI0R TO THE LAW.
Hardly any more salient commentary
upon the course which the trusts and
pools adopt with regard to their legal
restrictions, can be afforded than that
given by the course of the Sugar
Trust concerning the decision against
it recently affirmed by the General Term of
the New York Court. The Sugar Trust
people declare that the decision will not in
jure them, because they have devised forms
of organization which enable them to evade
the law as laid down by the courts. The
courts declared the combination illegal; trie
latter announces its intention and ability
to defeat the law by the strength of
its organization. The decision is affirmed
by a higher court, and the trust replies by
swallowing up another sugar refinery to
which it is to pay $18,000 a year for remain
ing idle; and the people are to bear the im
position of tbat charge upon a staple of uni
The same idea is crystallized in the move
ment of an agent supposed to represent the
syndicate of New York bankers which has
been forward in the work of railway com
bination for the organization of a railway
trust. The railway combination having
first been declared illegal by the courts
of the common law. the railroads continued
them. The Inter-State Commerce lawhaving
added its prohibition, the railways formed
organizations designed with great care to
evade the provision against pooling. These
having proved futile, an influential interest
in the railway world tbe one 'which was
powerfnl in stifling the South Penn enter
prise proposes to adopt the equally illegal
device of a railway trust.
It is hard to imagine any more distinct
avowal of the idea that combined capital is
superior to the law. If there is any way of
making that obnoxious principle more dis
tinctly evident in action, we may rely upon
the trusts to illustrate it
AN EEE0NE0US PABALLEL.
Our eminently respectable,but not always
very wideawake,free trade cotemporary, the
New York Post, imagines that it has an op
portunity to use the deadly parallel column.
It consists in qnoting from a Philadelphia
paper an editorial statement that the wages
question in the Pittsburg iron mills was am
icably settled by the signing of the Amal
gamated scale, and side by side with it a
telegram giving the rather sensational state
ment of the disorder growing out of the dis
pute in the Homestead Steel Works. The
esteemed Post is obviously ignorant of the
fact that the Amalgamated scale settles the
rate of wages for the coming year in some
thing like 50 iron mills located at Pittsburg
and elsewhere throughout the West; while
the Homestead trouble is due to a disagree
ment in a single large establishment. Now
that it is better informed, it will of course
make haste to iay before its readers a correc
tion of the impression that it has tried to
prod nee, that the Homestead trouble is an
indication of a general dispute about wages
in the iron and steel mills of Pittsburg.
A NEIGHBOE'S NATTJEAL GAB PE0BLEM.
The city of Cincinnati is now in the throes
of a discussion as to the granting of privi
leges for the supply of natural gas to that
city. There does not seem to be much doubt
as to whether Cincinnati wants natural gas
or not; but there is a good deal of question
as to whether the company which i,s apply
ing for privileges in the streets will supply
it upon proper terms. The old idea that one
corporation may be better than another is
prominent in this debate. The fact is that
any corporation will obtain exclusive priv
ileges, if itcan get them, and upon that basis
extort the last possible cent from the con
The Commercial Gazette, which is sup
porting the claim of the company tbat pro
poses to bring gas to Cincinnati, answers the
argument against exclusive privileges by
the undoubtedly correct principle that
"There can be no exclusive privileges in
the streets. The courts have settled that."
The principle is indisputable; but experience
has demonstrated frequently enough tbat it
needs to bo supported by something more
cogent than the abstract assertion of the
fundamental rights which prevent such
privileges. If Cincinnati makes its grant
upon such conditions as make the exclusive
use of the pipes which the company proposes
to lay in the streets absolutely impossible, it
will guard the right of the people. That can
only be thoroughly done by making every
pipe laid in the streets subject to the privi
lege ot competing companies to send
their gas from the city limits to the fire
places of consumers at a reasonable rate of
toll to the company which lays the pipes.
This would insure to anyone who may in
future desire to supply gas to the consumers
of Cincinnati a reasonable access to the con-,
sumer, and therefore competitive prices for
From the light of experience, Pittsburg
can assure Cincinnati that natural gas will
be a great benefit. If it can be secured at
competitive prices it will be twice as great
a benefit as it otherwise will be.
The amusing feature of the Democratic
discovery, after deneralEoger A. Pryor had
shown Goine disposition to adopt protection;
ist ideas, that he had "deserted the Southern
Confederacy." is fully matched by the
unanimity with which the Republican
organs are denying the base slander. It has
been supposed heretofore' that the Republi
can position was very strongly to the effect
that it was the duty of Southerners to leave
the Southern Confederacy and return to
their allegiance to the United States. Are
we to understand our Republican cotempor
aries as having discovered that the cause of
the Southern Confederacy, should hare been
held sacred from the desertion of Roger A.
A two hundred thousand dollar B per
cent mortgage on the Exposition buildings
will be a good investment for the people
who buy the mortgage bonds, but not a cred
itable one to Pittsburg, which ought to
start that enterprise free of incumbrance.
A good deal ot denunciation is now be
ing directed by certain cotemporaries against
what the New York Tribune calls "the hu
man nuisance who takes his daily walks
abroad with an umbrella carried horizontally
under his arm." This is a tolerably strong
indication of the prevalence of the silly sea
son; but even at such a juncture, when other
topics are scarce, an equal if not more de
serving object of general denunciation might
be found in the human nuisances who make
so much fuss about the manner in which
other people carry their umbrellas.
With the petroleum market in the lower
nineties, and two transactions constituting
an entire morning's business, it begins to
look as if the lambs had developed the hith
erto unknown characteristics, for them, of
learning the lessons of experience.
It is interesting to be assured upon the
authority of a recent lecture by the Bev.
Charles Spurgeon, that Henry Clay's
declaration, "I would rather be right than
be President," procured his election to that
office. American history has so far created
the impression that, however right Clay
may have been in other things, so far as the
Presidency was concerned, he was decidedly
The colored newspaper which is propos
ing that the colored people shall cut loose
from the Administration, is starting in the
wrong year to have any political effect But
it may be the right season for ths editor to
get placated by an office.
It will be time enough to believe that the
Law and Order Society is going to be so
foolish as to commence prosecutions against
the business of placing a draught of cool
and refreshing water within the reach of the
wayfarer oa the streets, when the society
commits that act of extraordinary stupidity.
TnE unanimity with which the electric
light companies are testifying, each that
its own system would not kill anf body, is'
calculated to justify the opinion that the
system of electrical execution is doomed to
The scorn with which Mr. Koswell G.
Horr refuses that consulate at Valparaiso is
generally misunderstood. Mr. Horr's Con
gressional fame is based mainly upon his
abilities as a joker, and his refusal of a con
sulate is obviously the best joke of his
career even if it is an unintentional one.
Expressions of public opinion, both
Republican and Democratic, permit the
hope that very shortly after Congress gets
fairly at work on the tariff question, the
Sugar Trust will be a crushed sugar trust
The most cogent comment that can be
made upon the situation at Homestead is
that the side which first takes care to put
itself in harmony with the constitutional and
regularly organized methods of sustaining
law and order will be the first to establish a
valid claim upon public sympathy.
The snm total of the attempts to punish
the prize fighters is to furnish another illus
tration of the futility of tryin? to execute
the laws when the officers of the law are
friendly to those who violate them.
Tns information that an English syndi
cate has bought a Cleveland steel establish
ment and will stock it for the equivalent of
S4,G00,000, indicates the voracity of English
gudgeons for tbe alleged investments of
which this transaction is intended to furnish
the raw material.
With John L. Sullivan joining the fugi
tives from justice in Canada, it looks as if
he had voluntarily placed prize-fighting in
its proper category.
No format, announcement has yet been
made that Sara Bernhardt is going to make
another dramatic tour of the United States;
but indications are given which amount to
the same thing. Sara has just declared
that the Americans are the wittiest people
in the world.
PERSONAL PACTS AND FANCI&
sailed for Europe last
Mr. Thomas Hardy writes his novels in the
old-fashioned way. He has now. and then dic
tated, but never to a stenographer. Some years
ago be thought of learning shorthand, but did
not. He has never tried a typewriter.
Mr. Macdonaid. the manager who led tho
London Times into the Pigott forgery business,
is a keen and clever sportsman with rod and gun.
He was tbe administrator of tbe Times' $1,230,
000 commissariat relief fund in the Crimean
General Boulangeu has been compelled
to confine his diet to fruit and cereals. He is
allowed to drink milk, but is rigorously denied
wine. His complexion is very pale and he
looks far from well. He is now obliged to pay
more attention to bis own constitution than to
that of France.
Sir Julian Pauncefote. though ho has a
great dislike for games of chance, and has
neverstaked money at a table or bet on a horse
race, has taken a scientific interest in the
American came of poker since he came to this
country. On the steamer in which he crossed
from Engiand he first saw tbe game played.
Since then be has been looking into It in a
scholarly way and says tbat it is the crowning
triumph of cards. "There is more chance for
diplomacy, mental acuteness and nervous force
In tbe game than in anything in the line of
Mr. David Kimball Pearsons, of Chi.
cago, has given 8100,000 to IJeloIt College; $100.
000 to Lake Forest University: 50,000 to Knox;
f50,000 to Chicago Theological Seminary; $50,000
to tbe Presbyterian Bemtnary: $60,000 to the
Presbyterian Hospital; 500,000 to the Young
Men's Christian Association and $20,000 to the
Women's Board of Foreign Missions, besides
$230,000 in various other ways 'and in smaller
sums. Mr. Pearsons is one of the busiest men
in Chicago, and one of the hardest to find, in
spite of bis 69 years. He spends his time be
tween his city office and a beautiful suburban
home at Hinsdale. When he cannot be fonnd
at either place be is off hunting up something
or some one to benefit. His wife Is thoroughly
in sympathy with his Ideas and plans of doing
good with bis money nhlle they are both alive.
If e is a robust man. looking 15 years younger
than his ago, and bas iron-gray hair and beard.
His keen eyes twinkle with a dry and conta
gions humor over his glasses. He talks concisely
and to tbo point, being-as exact in conversation
as be is in figures.
The Trusts Hnvo Converted a Nusibcr of
Public Individuals to That Way of
Thinking Possibilities of n Government
ICOKUXSrOXDEXCX or the dispatcu?1
Washington, July 13. It may sounjl like a
wilful exaggeration, but it Is an absolute tact
that many members of Congress are becioning
to turn tbelr attention to the only tru states
manship, which is based on the principle that a
Government should pursuo that, poller which
results m the createst cood to tbe frroatest
number. Tbe astonishing encroachment of tbe
trusts on what was supposed to be the basts of
all healthful trade, that is, Individual compe
tition, the rapid 'decrease of the number of
persons in business requiring but a limited
capital, and tbe evidence Infallibly given by the
operation of tho trusts that combination, if
conducted In the interests of tbe peoplo is far
more beneficial than compe'ition, is leading
many lawmakers and officials, of a more
serious and thoughttnl turn of mind, to study
wbltberwe are drifting with more concern
than they ever did before.
But they are yet chary of their opinions.
There is no greater coward on earth than your
man or woman in public life. Though thoy
uuow anu aumii mat tue wnoie tendency oi tne
time is toward a great cbange, alter which tho
people will have a vastly increased benefit from
the productions of the country, and though
many of them are rather proud of the appella
tion "Nationalist." do ou but speak the word
"Socialist" to them so that it may be overheard
by bystanders and tbey will look around them
like a thief who Imagines an officer of tho law
always at bis elbow.
In private, with those In whom they have
some measure of confidence, they are wore
frank, and give vent to opinions tbat would
shock their associates and set the public by the
ears if tbey were to express them boldly and
openly. I held a conversation with one of
these timid gentlemen yesterday. He is a
Southern Congressman, and looks with great
interest and concern on tbe development of
tho production of domestic sugar. This has
led him to study closely the operation of the
trusts, and his researches in this direction seem
to have led to curious, not to say revolutionary.
The Feature TMit Converted Him.
'Why, just look at the robbery by tbe trusts
during the last year," he exclaimed in tbe
course of our conversation. "In J nne, 18SS, the
average price of granulated sugar was 6
cents a pound. I have the figures from my
grocer, who gets the best prices, and tho fig
ures I am about to give you are tho rcQners'
prices. I take tbe price of granulated, because
tbat is the popular sugar, even the poor people
taking to its use, because tbey find it more
economical than the browns, as tbe latter are
always damp. On July 5 tho price was raised
to 7 cents, and on tbe 11th, to T. In August
it ran throngh tbe month at about 79-16. In
September and through the months when a
vast amount of canning is done, it averaged
about 7, and after the close of the canning
season, when the sales decreased, it went off to
1i, and in January, 18S9, it was only 7 cents.
'March It it was quoted at 7c, on the 20th
at 7Jc, and on tbe 2th at 7?ic On April 18 at
fcc, on tbe 17th at 8$c, on June 7 at 8c, on the
15th at 9c, on the 25tli at 9)c and on July 9 at
9Kc It cost my grocer, with all bis facilities,
9c to have bis sugar laid down in front of his
door, and he sells it at 10 cents a pound. There
is nothing in it for him at that price, but it is
so high tbat he dare not raise to 10c until ho
is compelled to do so. Many of the smaller
crocers, Who buy in the city In small quanti
ties, are forced now to sell at 11 cents a pound.
"Now, what does tbat mean to the sugar
He Cnlls It Robbery.
"The consumption ot sugar in the United
States during the last year is estimated at
about 1.200,000 tons. This means that the peo
ple of the country have been robbed during the
last 12 months of about $70,000,000 by tbe honest
gentlemen of tbe Sugar trust. It means tbat
a few individuals, licensed to. conduct a legiti
mate business, bave. by collusion, put their
hands into the pockets of the people of tbo
country and taken out about tbat amount of
money and transferred it to their own pockets,
and by far tbe greater portion of this enormous
sum is from the earnings of the norking peo
ple, for sugar is one of the necessities tbat is
not dispensed with by high or low, rich or poor.
"Tbe trnst could make an ainplo profit at 7
cents a pound, and every fraction of a cent
above tbat, to say nothing of the morality of
profit, per se, is as direct and unblushing rob-
uory as inougn tne memoers ot toe
before the people of the country and cried.
'Stand and deliverl" And there is no telling
where this thine is going to end. Tbe peoplo
are absolutely at the mercy of the trusts, and
only kindness of heart, or a sense of what is
judicious, will prevent tbem from robbing to
any extent Tbeir natural course is to take
just about what the people will endure without
resorting to some drastic method of curing the
"What are you coing to dp about it? Well,
tbat is tbe question. It is easy to-say what
might be done, but bow to do it is another
I question. In looking for a remedy, the ques
tion arises aooui mis anu every otner prouuci
of general consumption: 'What does it cost to
produce it,andbow much goes into tbe pockets
of producer.of middle men,of dealers of various
classes?" I bave made a careful estimate of
tbe cost of producing a pound of sugar, and I
am convinced that If no profit were exacted by
any one. a pound of first-class granulated
sngar could be placed on the table of any citi
zen of the country for from 3 to 4 cents;
Only n Supposition.
"Suppose the neoplo owned the sugar planta
tions. Five million acres of cane would pro
duce all the sugar that Is consumed in the
United States at this time. ' Allowing for good
pay for workmen of all kinds, and supposing
the refineries and tho railroads to be owned by
tbe people, and that there were storehouses
in every city and town, for the distribution of
.sugar, just as there aro now postoffices for tbe
distribution of mails, I verily believe sugar
would never cost more than 3 cents a pound.
But it would be useless to go into tbe business
unless the people owned everything connected
wim tne prouuction anu uistrioution oi tne ar
ticle. "This may seem to you a wild fancy, and I
would not like to be advertised as advocating
such a step, but it really looks to me as though
things are drifting in this direction not only as
regards sugar, but all otber productions which
are necessary to the life and comfort of every
family of tbe laud. Look at the movement to
establish a Government telegraph Tbe last
Congress was not roady for tbe qnestion, but
the next Congress probably will be. Tbe people
are paying millions of dollars of tribute annual
ly to Jay Gould simply because their Repre
sentatives will not do what is their plain duty,
and build a telegraph system wnich will carry
telegrams for cost as our letters are now car
ried. But the sugar question comes closer
home to every family than the scheme for a
Government telegraph, and I hope to beable to
agitate the subject of popular ownership of the
production and distribution of sugar before tbo
"We are now paying out large sums annually
In experiments with cane growing and with
machinery for producing sugar. Now, instead
of expending money to make a success of what
will be Immediately seized upon by and oper
ated to the advantago of tbe sngar trusts, why
noi ue ueasiDie ana practical ana use discover
ies made by means of the money of tbe people
for the good of tbe people. E. W. L.
THE STEAW B0AKD POOL DISRUPTED.
One of the Combine Tried to Get the Beit
of Hi Associates.
New York, July 13. It is rumored that the
straw board pool bas been disrupted. There
is no doubt tbat at least a serious break has
occurred, as straw boards have declined $12 to
$15 per ton within tho past few days. It was
generally accepted by the manufacturer of
paper boxes that the pool ras impregnable, as
tbev have ascertained to their cost.
All the principal mills in New York State,
Massachusetts and the West entered into a
contract five years ago to control the market
price of straw boards, and tbe price was steadi
ly advanced to $30 per ton. All propositions by
the paper-box manufacturers for a compromise
were rejected and a closer pooling agreement
was perfected last spring. It included the
closing of all the small establishments, the own
ers of which were paid the average of tbeir an
nual profits. This was accomplished and tbo
price of straw boards was again advanced, un-
ui, on juiyx, iue cuiuuiauueu proper ton. un
that dato a circular was issued by the trust
tbat no deviation would be mado from tho
Several secret meetings were then held by
tbe paper-box manufacturers, and it was de
cided that as trade was dull and tbe ware
bouses were overstocked tbey wonld refuse to
make contracts with the pool. This was fol
lowed Dy a connaentiai proposition from a
prominent mill in New York State to make a
slight reduction in tbe price. It was not long
before this report was communicated to the
other members of the pool and a general cut
ensued, so that straw boards were offered in
every dirrctlon at $33 per ton. It was even
stated yesterday that propositions had been
made for immediate delivery asIow as3i
The paper-box manufacturers assert tbat they
bave gained a sweeping victory.
Newnrkcrs See Sbnrks.
Newark, July la. Twenty-five Newarkers,
members of tbe West Side Gnn Club, went
fishing in RaritanBay yesterday. Hight in
the midst of their sport there was an upheaval
of the water and two monster sharks appeared.
There was great excitement, but finally somo
of the party went ashore and secured harpoons
and volunteers from the fishermen. An attack
was then made, and after an hour's desperate
fighting, during which some of the party had
narrow escapes from the maneaters. the
sharks were killed. They were a male and
female ot about tho same size.
SUNDAY, JULY 14,
L'AXGELUS WIliL COMB TO A3IKEICA.
Tbe Frrncli Chamber of Deputies Will Not
Appropriate ilio Pnrcbnso Money.
BY CABLE TO THE PISrATCII.l
London, July 13. It Is almost certain now.
In spito of the patriotic efforts of tbe French
collectors and notwithstanding the circum
stance tbat It is at present in possession of tbe
French Government, that "L? Angelas" is to go
to New York. All tbat stands between J. F.
Sutton, of the American Xrt Association, and
tbe possession of t,be picture U tbe action of
tho Chamber of Deputies. The "L'Angelus"bas
got into politics and tbat finishes its career in
France. It appears now that the Rothschilds'
advance of 553,000 francs to keep the picture in
the Louvre was only a loan, and unless the
Chamber of Deputies voted the amount of the
purchase the picture will go to Sutton,
who holds a written contract to this effect,
signed by Proust, the Frencb Minister of Fine
Arts. There is scarcely the slightest possibil
ity that tho Chamber will vote the necessary
amount. Since Proust's extravagance in pur
chasing the painting has been made an issue
by tbe opposition, Proust himself has given up
all hope and informed Mr. Sutton to-day that
he might consider the picture his. Trustees
McGuire and Glover, of the Cocoran Art Gal
lery, who were obliged to bire a special train to
get to Paris in time to bid on the -M.' Angelas,"
bave also bad conferences with Proust about
tbe picture this week, butave now resigned
tbeir claim in Sutton's favor. Consequently
Sutton is in high spirits, and promises to bare
tbe"AngelusSon exhibition at the American art
galleries before tbe summer is over.
Seventeen paintings from tbo Secretan col
lection that bad been seized by tho Copper
King's English creditors and brought to Lon
don, were sold hero at auction to-day. The
highest price realized was for ono of M. Hob
bema's landscapes, 33 by SO metres, wbieh was
purchased for 6,200 guineas. Another Hobbe
ma, a view of a water mill, with adjoining cot
tages, brought 3,800 guineas. Millet's "The
Winnower," was sold for 3,400 guineas. Jlr.
Troyons' "he Garde Chasse" and the "Heights
of Suresnes" brought respectively 2,800 and
2,900 guineas, and a decampo in a courtvard in
an Eastern city with four children in the fore
ground, was sold for 2.W0 guineas.
Other prices were: "Tbe Giaour." Eugene De
Lacron. L270 guineas: "Christopher Colombus
at the Monastery," same artist, 1,150 guineat;
"The Cabaret," Isaac Ostade, 1,500 guineas:
"Milking Tune," Adrian Var de Velde. 270
guineas; "The Capture of a Town," Philip
Wouverman, 300 guineas; "Unloading," same
artist, 4(Jd guineas; "The Madonna Perugino,"
330 francs; four paintings bv J. B. Pater, two
camp scenes and two garden fetes, brought
1,500 guineas, making a total of 20,510 guineas
for the 17 pictures.
A rather grewsomo addition has recently
been made to tbe Museum of the Dagaue.
Mr. Cockbuyt, of Leydcn, is a descendant and
head of tbe family of John DeWitt, and bis
brother Cornelius, who, as every one ought to
know, were torn to pieces by a mob in 1869. It
seems that when the brothers were torn some
of the family were on band who gathered to
gether the tongue of Cornelius and the great
toe of John, which havo since been kept by the
family, preserved in alcohol, and bave now
gono to swell tbe treasures of the museum.
A BOARD OP TRADE SENSATION.
Tho Important Event Which ainde cbo mem
bers Suspend Business.
Chicago, July 13. An incident of impres
sive character occurred on tbe Board of Trade
yesterday an event of such importance as to
interfere with tbo business on the floor for
quite a while.
The room was in the usual uproar, it being
within an hour of tbe closing time, when the
old mother cat, that bas its borne on. tbe board,
started to move, as her quarters near the en
trance to tbo floor from tbe elevator have not
apparently suited her since she has had a litter
of eisht kittens. She marched out of her
nest cairying a kitten by its neck in
her month. She walked very dig
mfledly and sedately up the ball, and a
dozen or more of the members who saw her
stopped to watch. Then tbo word spread, and
wbeu she had put tbe first kitten in the new
quarters and started back for another there
was a great crowd formed in two lines looking
at her. Then she came forth with another
kitten in her teeth, and tbe boys gavo her a
cbeer. This attracted the attention of every
body on the floor, and in another minute the
whole crowd was formed in two lines, between
which tbe old cat marched slowly and with im
pressive mien clear to the otber end near tbe
stairs leading to tho members gallery.
Tbe pits became deserted and trading was
suspended. Every time she would appear at
the south end of the Hue with another kitten
in ber mouth the bovs would rivb her a. rous
ing cbeer, and when sbe had deposited it at the
other end they would cry, "Ah-h-h!" in chorus.
Finally tbo eight kittens were all moved, Then
tbe old cat sat on tbe first step of tbe stairway
and washed her face with her paws, and tbe
boys went back arid whooped up tbe market.
Editing no Article on Theosopby.
From tbe Washington Capital.!
There are three nays of editing an article on
thcosophy. One way is to take the first 20
pages and throw them into tbe waste basket.
Tbat is simple and effective, but it is likely to
be noticed by the man who wrote the article.
There are some very muscular men in tbe
theosopby business. Another way is to un
couple the rear portion of tho article and
throw it into tbo ditch. Tbe main objection to
this is the difficulty in findlnc just wbere a
sentence begins, liy far the best way is to
jump into the middle of the essay, begin at a
paragraph, and throw away the pages till you
get tired. In this way you preserve both ends,
and give tbe proceeding an air of professional
discrimination which is gratifying to the
A Illnrvclous Bit of Sureery,
Philadelphia, July 13. Avery remarka
ble surgical operation was recently performed
at tbe Medico-Cbirurgical Hospital, Seven
teenth and Cherry streets, by Dr. H. Ernest
Goodman, assisted by Prof. E,E. Montgomery.
Bereft of its surgical name the operation con
sisted of the removal of a part of tbe intestine
of a man. After cutting out a bursted section
of tbe intestino tbe two ends were put together
and quickly grew perfect again. The patient
was John Burnet, of Manayunk, and the opera
tion to which he subjected bimself bas been
performed successfully only about 30 times in
the history of surgery. It was probably the
first operation of tho kind performed in this
Tbe Way or the Prize Fishier.
From the A ew York World.3
It is being protty well demonstrated in this
country now that tbe way of tho big prize
fighter is hard, although there is money in tho
business for a steady, capable man.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
Sirs. Harry C. Teeter.
Mrs. Elizabeth O. Teeter, formerly of llrsddoek.
Pa., died at MIddleport, O., on Friday night and
will be burled to-day. Kev. Mr. Whitehead, of
the East End, left yesterday to conduct the funeral
services. Mrs. I. W. Illchards, of tbe East End,
and other relatives In this city, took the same
train. Mrs. Teeter was the wile of Harry C.
Teeter, who Is connected with the Bureau of
Labor Statistics in Washington, and formerly one
or tbe Office force of the, Edgar Thomson 'Steel
Works at ltraddock. Ills wife's mother.
Airs. II. Teeter, was a victim or the
Johnstown flood, dvlncacoupleof weeksaftcr ti:e
delude from terrible wounds rccelred on the
awful Friday night. Her sister's husband. .Hurry
Itose. also lost his life in the flood. Air. and Mrs.
Teeter left Washington City for Johnstown as
soon as possible. Air. Teeter remained at Johns
town as the paymaster for Col. Grey. Mrs. Titter
went to unlo, arier her husband's mother died.
Her own death Is largely the result ot various
prostrations urougnt on Dy tnenood. she was a
lady of admirable traits, and her death Is sincere
Thomns Scott, Sr.
Thomas Scott, Sr., died at 11:20 o'clock, Friday
night, at his late residence, Mo. 9 Hazel street. Mr.
Scott will be remembered by many of the older res
Id ents of this city, among whom be bad many warm
personal friends. lie was' born at tbe Port of
ISally Carry, ln County Antrim, Ireland, In 1SU,
and was the descendant of a line of Influential
Cntnll lltvxVhrTtlHsBa lwt OHtlSH Stt lm.-n WAs.anla
si;ill.is e?uj su us ; 0 uu unuvi n uuav V C93f;i9
had been pressed Into the naval service by the
Jlritlsh Government. After the confiscation of
their property his family emigrated to Ireland,
where Mr. Scott was born. "
When 15 years of age Air. Scott eamotontts
burg. and after a lew yenrs entered tbo business
of contracting. In company with James Coltart
be built the old county Jail and a portion of tbe
United States Arsenal. For several years he was
associated with Judge Tlioinas Mellon In railroad
and otber building enterprises.
Air. Scott has been a sincere member of the
First United Presbyterian Church eer since
coming to this city. At the time ot bis death he
had reached the ripe age of 78 years.
Dlisi Koto A cues Wlnkcl.
The German Lutheran Church and Sunday
school, on South Eighteenth street, lost an active
and efficient worker. Air. Henry Wlnkel's family
a loving daughter and sfster and society an orna
ment in the death of Miss Kate Agnes Wlnkel,
wbose funeral took place on Friday afternoon.
Allss Wlnkel was cultured, amiable and devoted
to hcrTamilv, ber friends and her Christian work,
and the condolence of all who knew and appre
ciated ber Is extended to the sorrowing family In
srKCIAL TKLZC11AU TO TnB DUPlTCn.
IlAuiusnuna, JulyU, Michael Moycr, keeper
of the Uaunliln county nrlson and foa two terms a
Udnnty Commissioner, died this evening alter a
fcV day's Illness,
TEOPLE AND THINGS.
A Story About Ono Impassive Lieutenant
Governor L'amllduto Montoolu Chil
dren Piny Willi Gnrrlson.
Lieutenant Governor W. T. Davies was at tne
GIrard yesterday, with tbat same calm, imper
turbable expression of face.- He never talks
much, bnt he thinks a great deal. He was one
of tbe very few people of this State at the re
ception given by the Lawyers' Club, of New
York, to President Harrison, during tho Wash
ington Centennial. After the reception, a
young gentleman who happened to be sitting
beside Mr. Davies on a sofa,opencd a conversa
tion, said be was from Pennsylvania and kindly
entertained him with a long dissertation on the
various qualities of the State. Mr. Davies
listened as attentively as if he had never heard
a word of the Commonwealth before, and even
politely expressed his astonishment at some of
the marvelous things tbat were told him.
"You ought to take a trip to Pennsylvania,"
said the young advocate finally.
"I have been there," was the reply. "In fact,
I have lived there." .
"You don't savl WelL if vou will allow me.
who are you?"
"I am the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsyl
vania." Tho young man ought to have been abashed,
but he wasn't. He just said, "Oh, I say. That's
pretty good. Come bave some apollinaris. I
thousht you were aNew Yorker, and wasn't I
standing up firm for old PennsyT"
Major E. A. Montooth, of Pittsburg, who was
beaten only by a vote and a half for tbe nomin
ation for lieutenant Governor in 1888. was a
fellow-guest with Lieutenant Governor Davies
at the Girard yesterday morning. He is a
hopeful candidate for Gubernatorial honors
this year, but he will talk on any subject ex
cept politics. He thinks he needs a rest and
went down to the seaside yesterday afternoon.
Children In tbe Liberator's Lap.
One day last week a pretty sight was seen on
the mall of Commonwealth avenue by those
who chanced to be passing. It was. a dull sort
of a day between rain and clear and the
sound of childish laughter was very attractive.
A group of children was near tbe statue of
William Lloyd Garrison. Two pretty little
girls bad climbed up on the pedestal and
thence into Garrison's lap. One of tbem was
sitting on his knee, and the otber was climbing
higher still. When she was safely fixed where
she could reach bis head, tbe one on bis knee
passed up ber hat, and it was duly placed on
the dignified bead, with the cheerful remark,
"There you are. grandpa."
It was a pretty bit of sport, and though the
face had an odd look under tbe cap of finery
which adorned it, I could not help feeling that
Garrison, could be have chosen, would have
asked nothing better than to be placed in mem
ory here, where pretty children learn to spell
out bis name and to ask questions about him
and to play their little pranks as if he were a
well-beloved playfellow this man of Infinite
courage whose gentle nature became fearless
ness itself for a cause so weak tbat to avow it
in its infancy was to ostracise one's self. -Boston
Dried Fruit and Protection.
"One of the industries which have been suc
cessfully built up under the Influence of pro
tective tariff," says Robert Comly, "is the
dried fruit industry of the Pacific coast. Five
years ago not more than one box of California
prunes was used in the East, against 1Q0 boxes
of Frencb prunes. Now, at least 70 per cent of
all tbe prunes consumed are brought from Cal
ifornia, and in a few years California prunes
will entirely supply the- demand. California
raisins, too, are largely sold here, especially
the kind called 'Condon Lavers' and 'Loose
Muscatels.' The prunes are equal to and in
some cases better than tbe Fruich, but the'
raisins are not quTte up to the Mediterranean
fruit. This is a defect which time will proba
bly remedy, as it is thought to be due mure to
a lack of skill in preparation than to any de
fect in the fruit. 1 am clad to see the country
becoming Independent of foreign producers in
such an important field, especially as consum
ers are benefited by a reduction in tbe price of
from 25 to 30 per cent." Philadelphia In
quirer. Rovnl Children Correspond.
A correspondence has been going on between
the Princess Wllbelmina, who is likely soon to
be Queen of the Netherlands notwithstand
ing the surprising recovery of her father, the
King, from what was expected to be perma
nent Insanity and the infant King of Spain.
Tbe Princess, who is in ber 9ih year, has
always been delighted to hear all that her
mother. Queen Emma, could tell her about the
baby King of Spain. A day or two before her
last birthday, entirely of ber own accord, sbe
sat down and wrote ber cousin all Kings and
Qneens are cousins a letter, in which, after
giving him a list of her principal treasures. In
cluding ber favorite big doll Paulino and her
pet pony, sbe went on to tell him tbat some
day she would be a Queen, though she did not
want to be ono one bit.
Sbe added tbat sbe' supposed little Kings
liked tors as well as otber little beys: and if
ber mamma would allow her sbe would send
him tbe bicgest Noah's Ark she bad ever seen
wbich had in it every animal in tbo Zoolog
ical Gardens at Rotterdam, and others besides.
Both the letter and the Noah's Ark were
sent to Madrid, and In duo time the Princess
Wilhelmina received from tbe Klnc of Spain
a cbarming little answer, written, of course,
by his devoted mother, Youths' Companion.
Plttsburs's Apostle of Temperance.
At the GilseyHouse yesterday I saw Francis
Murphy, tho famous apostle of temperance, of
Pittsburg, Pa. Ho is tho most popular advo
cate of cold water as a beverage since tbe days
of John B. Gough. He is short and stout, with
a very pleasant face and genial manners. He
bas aged rapidly since he inaugurated the blue
ribbon movement in New York, and his hair
and mustache are now quite white. He holds
a license as a Methodist minister, but still con
tinues his temperance work. Mr. Murpby is at
present on bis way to Rock Point, where be
will spend a few days in rest and recuperation.
New York Star.
Views of a Prohibitionist.
Ex-Judge BrJggs, in a review of tho much
discussed decision in the wholesale license
cases, argues that the Supreme Court has ig
nored tbo fact that tbe new laws expressly
prohibit the granting of licenses under "previ
ous laws" by explicit provisos, and tbat, there
fore, tbe Supremo Court erred in basing its de
cision upon what "previous laws" required.
If tbe Supreme Court wants to reverse Itself
gracefully now is tbe time. Philadelphia
A Soft Conl Kiitc Wnr.
Philadelphia, July 13. There Is a conflict
between the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and
Ohio railroads over soft coal rates tothis city.
The latter road has recently given a rate of
Si 55 on coal destined for this port to be used
in coaling steamers. Tho regular rate is SI 70,
the same as that on coal for harbor delivery.
Several shippers sending coal over tbo Penn
sylvania Railroad have recently asked that
tbey be given the same rate. It is claimed that
tbe Pennsylvania Railroad bas always Riven a
rate at least as low as SI 55 to tbo favored few
among its shippers.
Frishtened by a Bis; Sturgeon.
New York, July 13. Samuel Hopkins and
William Heffery, two lobster fishermen, re
turned to Stapleton, S. L, last evening, consid
erably frightened. The two fishermen had been
ont on the bay in a skiff to make a haul, and
wben off Owl's Head. L. L, tbey were startled
at seeing a large sturgeon, a few feet ahead of
tbe boat, jump several feet in the air. Tho fish
was eight feet in length, and fell back into tbe
water a foot from the side of tho boat. Tbe
spray was of such force as to almost swamp tbe
frail little craft.
French Politeness n Thing of ths Past.
From the New York World.2
'-The French Government Is about to pur
chase telephones. Tbe proverbial politeness
oftthe Frenchman is in danger of becoming a
inmg ot tne past.
A Clianco to Dip In Old Ocean
By taking the excursion via the B. & O.
E. R. next Thursday, July 18, at the very
low rate of ?10 for the round trip; tickets
good for 10 days. Secure your sleeping and
parlor car accommodations at once.
81,000 Moro for Johnstown Sufferers,
Philadelphia, July 13. Within a few days
over $1,000 has been received at the headquar
ters of the Grand Army of the Republic for
the relief of tbe members of that order who
suffered from the Johnstown flood.
O STRONG MYSTERIOUS MIGHT.
What art thou, O thou strong roysterlousMlghtl
Mv being's deep
That mov'st?-that, still, bydayandnlgbt,
Yea. e'en in sleep.
At thine aDproacb I tremble, weep and slgb.
Say, whence dost wield
Such sovereignty that, though I fain would fly,
I yet must yield?
And, aht why art so strangely, wildly sweet?
And wherefore art
In thine attained bliss, so short, so fleet.
To human heart?
Say, hast thou learned the whirlwind's secret
That, over hill
And dale, sweep all before it In its course.
And then Is still?
Nay. rather art thou born of that soft power.
The gentle breeze,
That, wooing, bends and thrills tbo shuddering
For thou'rt a sneeze!
Aw XorK Tribune,
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TALK OP THE G0THAMITES.
Spared Her, but Killed Her Pur.
New Youk, July 13. Mrs- Wilson, of Harri
son, N. Y., is doubtful whether sbe ought to
charce her neighbor. Mr. Feenywlth shooting
her pnff dog outright, or with shooting at her
self. Tho pug was a valued pet, and incapable
of biting any member of Mrs. Wilson's family.
With strangers, however, he was not so for
bearing, and on slight provocation ho bit a
piece out of tho leg of Mr. Teeny's boy. Mr.
Feeny armed bimself with a gun and wentont in
search of vengcaoce. Ho discovered tbat the
pug was in Mrs. Wilson's cellar, and going to
the small window that ventilates it, he fired at
the dog. He is accounted a good shot oti the
moors, but he was probably nervous, for he
missed his mark. Mrs. Wilson heard the re
report of tbe gun. and surmised tbat Mr.
Feeny was on the w3r patb, sbe rushed Into the
cellar and seized her pug. intending to carry
him to a place of safety. But Mr. Feeny had
reloaded, and as a ray of light fell upon tbe
dog he aimed carefully and fired again. It was
a remarkably close shot. It blow tbe pug clear
out of Its mistress' arms, and killed him with
out injuring herin tbe least. Mrs. Wilson Is
thankful for her escape, but she will have Mr.
Feeny arrested, just tbe same.
Prominent People Leave for Europe.
Colonel North, the nitrate king. General
William J. Palmer.-Dr. J. M. Crawford, United
States Consul to" St. Petersbursr, and family,
and Robert Bonner sailed for Europe to-day.
Hits a Grudge Acnlnst Grocers.
Tbo Wholesale erocers of the city have just
offered 500 reward for tbe capture of a man
who bas been swindling them and other per
sons in their names for the last two years. The
swindler whom they are so anxious to catch is
a gray-haired, pleasant-faced old man in broad
cloth. Through the newspapers be learns
where there are flats to let. He calls npon the
agents or owners, hires tho flats for some
wealthy wholesale grocer, and pays the rents
with checks apparently indorsed by the grocer
himself. Every check is for $15 or S20 more
than tbe amount of the rent. The pleasant-faced
old man pockets the change and disappears.
When presented for payment, the forged
checks are dishonored. The peculiarity of the
swindle is tbat the man never forsakostbe
grocers. Once in awhile he lets up on tbe New
Yorkers, only to palm off his checks on whole
sale grocers of Boston, Philadelphia and other
cities. In the course of time he returns to this
city, however, and the checks begin to pour
into tbe Hudson street stores once more. More
than a hundred are now on file there.
A Dot's Wonderful Escape Fronl Dentb.
Willie Gartner and Johnny Ryan, 12-year-old
boys, while rowing on the East river to-day,
were drawn by the tide Into the course of the
steamboat Thomas S. Brennan. The big pad
dle wheel of the steamer struck and crushed
tbeir little skiff. Ryan sank immediately to
the bottom and was drowned. Gartner was
caught up by ono of the paddles, carried com
pletely around the wheel-box, and thrown
back into the water with tremendous force.
When he rose to tbe surface the steamboat
was several rods away. A 'longshoreman
fished him out. This afternoon the boy was
well and bright, though a triflo weak.
Ghooly Klinn Talk Real menu.
Hadjy Hassein Ghooly Khan, Persian 'Minis
ter to the United States, and Mirza Mabmond
Khan, bis private secretary, were kept busy
telling their opinions of America and American
newspapers iu the cabin of the steamship La
Brctagne this morning. The Minister repeated
his complaints against the dailies which have
ridiculed bis manners, bis attire and his mas
ter, the Shah. He wishes everyone to know,
however, that tbero are not newspapers and
clipping agencies enough in America to drive
him away from Washington. A dozen or more
reporters kept the Shah's representative and
his interpreter very busy reviling the Ameri
can press up to the very minute of La Bre
tagne's departure. Many of tbe cabin passen
gers gathered at a respectful distance from Mr.
Kban while he was being interviewed to see
what he looked like and to hear how he talked.
Some One Had Been There.
When Frederick W. Beatty, manufacturer of
waft paner, arrived at his office this morning bo
hung his coat In a wardrobe neaithe door. In
tap pockets were 1,200 in bills and checks for
S220. When be went for the coat at lunch time
it and all Its pockets contained were gone. He
has not found it yet.
Lnogtry Stills Away.
LUyLangtry and her maid sailed for Liver
pool to-day on the steamship Servia. Mrs.
Langtrywas taken to tbe dock at 8 o'clock by
Freddy Gcbhardt in his carriage. She looked
ill. Her face was pale and sbe stepped heavily
as she climbed the gangway. Nevertheless she
remained on deck, chatting with Mr. Gebhardt
till the Servia put out of ber berth. Mrs.
Langtry is going abroad to be treated, for a
catarrhal affection of the, throat and nose by a
The Consumption of Oysters.
From the New York World.J
A large crop of oysters is predicted for next
season. The only thing tbe bivalves need fear,
then, is consumption.
A PniLADELrHlA wholesale druggist pays
S2 a gallon for dandelion wine, wbich is made
from the plant growing wild on so many farms.
A West Philadelphia grocer, who allowed
aflip young man to talk him into buying a num
ber of conical paper bags containing a poison
ous fly powder at 10 cents a bag, suspended the
bags from the ceiling as directed and awaited
the result. Finding a large increase in the
number of live flies, and no dead flies whatever,
he made examination and found he bad paid
poison prices for cornucoplm of buckwheat, of
wbich he bad quantities already in his bins.
A Cambria county (Pa.) paper speaks of
John Varrish being "furnished with much
pain" by tbe kick of a horse.
A 3HCTCLIST of Chambersbnrg has made a
bet tbat be can make a mile in less than three
minutes without touching tbo handles of his
A Dushore, Pa paper announces that
"spring chickens. In proper condition for broil
ing, will be taken on subscription."
A Marietta horse died -of lockjaw the other
day, tho result of having had a corn burned off
tn o weeks ago.
J. H. Ptjtxam. or Tioga, Pa., has been at
work ever since the flood in drying ont about
1,200 lecal papers, He bung tnem up to dry on
lines just as a washerwoman would. Tbe writ
ing is as good as ever on most of tnem, and in
some very old and almost laded manuscripts
tbe ink bas been brought out again by tho
John Mumma, of Newtown, Pa., who bad an
extracted tooth dropped into bis windpipe two
months ago, which was removed at the Univer
sity Hospital, in Philadelphia, by opening the
throat, apparently recovered, and tbe exterior
wound healed over. A few days ago his throat
began to ulcerate on tbe inside, but the doctors
say be will be all right.
J. F. Ruslixo, ot Lawrenceville, Pa., bas
patented a butter package, wbich consists of
two glass cups that screw together by a metal
band. In tbe small end of each enp Is a figured
disk, and when tbe jar is opened this is pressed
upon and an Imprint is mado upon tho pat of
A citizen of Keeneyvflle, Pa., who was
startled by a cannon cracker which an urchin
exploded behind him. went aeross the street
and knocked down a young man for laughing at
the episode, and then paid him S10 to compro
mise the case.
Mrs. Phillips, of West Fallowfleld, Fa., has
found a remedy for gapes in chickens. Sbe slits
the windpipe lengthwise with scissors, and with
a horse hair lifts out tbe worm that causes the
A notice of a camp meeting was recently
sent to a West Virginia paper addressed to the
An old grandfather's clock down in Ohio,
wbich bas been running regularly for the last
ten years, stoppod the other day, and upou ex
amination it was fonnd that a mouse had
fallen Into tho works, and was caught between
the wheels and killed, and thus stopped it.
The Snowden Mountain, the'loftiest la
Wales, has been sold for o,750.
The Shah of Persia is reported to wear
Jewels valued at $1,500,000 on his person when
he is fully dressed. .
A well in the South, from which a
strong breeze rushed for years, has suddenly
taken to spouting water.
The London Kennel Club has decided
to let no dogs, born after tbis month, that have)
cut ears, enter tbeir bench shows.
A colored domestic in Baltimore fell
distance of eO feet into a sink hole, by a floor
giving way one night last week. She escaped
withoct serious injury.
In Sicily lemon cultivation is 30 per
cent more profitable than, it is chronicled, tbat
of oranges, for tbe trees are more prolific and
the prices obtained for lemons are higher,
IA. yery large porpoise was washed
ashore at Quonochontaug beach a day or two
ago, ami scores of people went down to tha
shore to sen it. It is thought that a sword fish
drove It ashore.
Among the authors whose manuscripts
aro written in violet-colored ink. n is said, ara
William D. Howells. Julian Hawthorne. Charles
Dudley Warner, Grace Greenwood and the
In a fight between a bull and a steer, at
Richland, Wis., tbe former knocked tbe steer
into an old well and jumped in after him. Tha
well was about 15 feet deep, and it took tha
combined efforts of tbe neighborhood to get
tne belligerents out.
A Lewiston paper says: A method oi
distinguishing the mnshroom from the poison
ous toadstool is said to be by sprinkling salt on
the nnder side. It it turns black the mushroom
is good. If yellow, it is poisonous. Time should
be given the salt to act.
Albert Norman, of Westerly, E. L,ha
a very active and ambitious dog. He got loosa
the other night, and in 60 minutes killed 40
sheep of a flock of 60 for Judge W. H. Cottrelh
nFth.tnl.Aa Xf..V.n- M ...-&
v- -uM. ii.tc m.ci luiuiau paja mr kuab ex
ploit the dog will havo cost him very nearly Its
weight in nickels.
A. S. Maine's dog at Westerly, E. L,
caught a veteran box turtle last week, while
the dog was following the hired man, who was
mowing in a meadow. On the turtle's shell
were inscribed in deep letters: "I. Carrick.
ItOo;" "1839," "J. K., 1SC9." Jlr. -Maine added
his name and tbe date to the turtle's back load,
and then he let it go.
In a village in New England the fol
lowing superstitious belief is prevalent: During
service in the church, if tbe church clock
strikes while a hymn is being sung, the belief
is that some parishioner will die within, tbo
week. So strong Is this belief that the striking
mechanism ot tbe clock is always stopped dur
ing services in which hymns are sung.
The enterprising Austrian journalist
who went from Vienna to Paris in a cab wonld
bave accomplished bis feat a day sooner had
not his driver persisted tbat it would be un
lucky to terminate a journey on Friday, and
stopped just outside the walls of Paris till Sat
urday morning, when the Vienna "flaker" rum
bled triumphantly up to the gates of the Exhi
bition. George McClellan, of Norwich Town,
Conn., was aroused from slumber at 11 o'clock
on Monday night by a hubbub in his henhouse.
He tumbled out of bed, got his gun, stumbled
into the henyard, and, though his eyes were
full of sleep and it was very dark, he saw
clearly enough to knock over an immense
skunk with one shot. Then he lighted a lan
tern and took an account of his feathered
stock. That skunk must have been fasting,
for it bad slaughtered 36 spring chickens.
Louisiana has a queer mine of valuable
woods. Forty miles above New Orleans is the
old bedof the Bonnet Carre crevasse. Fifteen
years ago the Father of Waters burst his bonds
and swept through to Lake Pontchartrain.
Five years ago the State of Louisiana, with tho
assistance of the Mississippi Valley Railroad,
rebuilt the Bonnet Carre levee, but it could
not restore altogether the conditions prevailing
antecedent to the crevasse. The river in tho
ten years it passed through the swamp piled
up Its sands against tbe big cypress forests
there. It has lelt behind a buried forest. Tbe
piled up sand bas deadened nearly all the trees,
and a shingle mill is now at work there manu
facturing them into shingles with all tbe rapid
ity with which that machino works.
A Portland, Me., man last week placed
three pigs on a beautiful isle that is nearly in the
middle of big Pocotopaug Lake, bis intention
being that the pigs should earn their own liv
ing on tbe round little grassy island. Then ho
rowed tbe skiff In wbich be had ferried the pigs
to tbeir new borne back to his dwelling. Ho
entered his home and sat down and read tho
paper 30 minutes, when he beard three joyful
and triumphant squrals in tho back yard. The
three pigs had returned from their lonely
island home. Some one who saw tbe Digs com
ingacross the wide lake said tbat they steered
as straight for their ancestral pigstve as a mar
iner could bave laid his course with a compass.
They swam abreast, breasted the mimic bil
lows gleefully, and as they came into port and
saw the familiar old homestead grunted a sa
lute every time they rolled up on a wave.
An interesting report regarding the de
velopment of the musical sense in horses has
jgst been mado by a committee of German
zoologists and botanists. The report says: "Tbo
investigations ns to the musical sense of horses
have shown that that sense is very poorly de
veloped In these animals. It has been proved
beyond doubt that horses bave no notion
wnatever of keeping time to music, and that at
circuses they do not dance according to tho
tune, but that tbe musicians have to keep time
according to tbe steps of tbe animals. Other
Investigations show that horses do not under
stand military trnmpet signals. It is only the
rider or tbe animal's instinct of imitation
.which induces horses to make the moves re
quired by the signal, bnt no horse without a
rider, however carefully trained, takes tbo
slightest notice of a trumpet signal, and tbe
samo observation has been made on a large
number of cavalry horses without riders."
CLIPPED BITS OF WIT.
We say a man has been "out on a lark"
when in reality he has been out on the swallow.
Yonkers Statesman. '
This is tbe season of the year when a man
expects his wife to cook him great big hot din
ners wltnout getting tbe stove hoi.JteMson
Excited citizen Ts the fight all over?
Second dltto-Of course it Is. Don't you seea
policeman standing right where It occurred.
Mrsv Parvenu (to new maid) Now,
Lucy, you may do up my hair.
Lucy Yes, mum. Shall I do it up in paper or
get a box? Burlington Free Press. t
Nothing to Eear. Lady Little boy, isn't
that your mother calling you?
Little boy Yes'm.
"Why don't you answer her, then?"
."Pop's away. " AVio York Weekly.
A man has just died in Cincinnati in con
sequence of a wound caused by running a thorn In
his knee at the siege of Vlcksbnrg more than a
quarter of a century ago. The Southerner on
whose land the thorn grew is at but avenged.
"I have sometimes thought," began Mr.
Porridge, whereat Miss Rashly gave an exclama
tion 6f amazement, and Ihen remarked apologeti
cally: "It may be. or course I have no knowl
edge of what yon may have done before 1 became
acquainted with yon." Richmond Dispatch.
Force of Habit Mr. Newrich (to his
lately acquired typewriter) I want you to write
me a letter on that machine you've got there.
Typewriter Very well. sir. Htr shall It beglnf
Mr. Newrich (dictating)! take my pen In hand -to
write you a fewwords. Terre Haute Express.
Class in Physiology. Omaha teacher
Will some member of the class explain how we
Bright Sprig Somebody tells pa something
down town, thenpa tell It to ma as a proround
secret, then ma tells It at the sewing society meet
ing, and tnen wc all hear It. Omaha World.
Difficult to Tell. Scene, the garden of a
country villa-Passerby (at the gate) Gardener,
what Is the matter up at tbe bouse tbat terrible
Gardener (putting his band to his ear to listen)
I can't make ont exactly. Either the lady la
practicing her singing or some vile animal bas
not nto the henhouse.--San Francisco Wasp.
Juvenile Philosophy. Mrs. Dumpsey
Kor shame. Willie! You've been fighting again.
Your clotbesarc torn and your face is scratched.
Dear me, jvhata trial you are! 1 wlshyoawere a
girl girls don't flght.
Willie Dumpsey Yes, but ma, don't you think
it's better to have a good square fight and get all
tbe mad out of you, than to carry It around, the
way girls do, for months? Burlington Free Press.
The Successful Essay. Miss Vassarbred
Oh, Emily 1 I understand that you took the
prize offered br "The Ladles' Magazine" for tbo
best essay written by a young lady under 30?
Allss Homebred Yes: somehow 1 got It 1 don't
know how. Did you compete?
.Miss Vassarbred Yes: 1 sent them my gradua
tion essay ou 'The liuddhlstle Extinction of De
sire." What did you Write on?
Miss Homebred "llow to Knit a Patch la"
StocUag." Burlington Irtc Prut. -J