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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,. MONDAY, ' JULY 15, 1889.
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PITTSBURG. MONDAY. JULY to, 1882.
THE POND CALAMITY.
The sequel to the tale of accidents and
errors in connection with the artificial pond
at the corner of Center avenue and Sobo
vtrcei, in the destruction ot two lives Satur
day night, with an almost miraculous es
cape or three more, puts the climax on a
remarkable mixture of bad luck and bad
Heretofore the matter has been mainly a
food target for jokes; but the serious as
pect with which it is invested by this fatal
ity will cure all disposition for jesting. The
waste of a few thousand dollars could be
laughed at, hut the sacrifice of two lives
will necessitate a legal inquiry into the
causes of the disaster and the fixing of full
responsibility for the loss of life which it
Pending that inquest and the evidence
which wifl be brought out, extended com
ment is perhaps uncalled for. It is plain
on the face of the case that no one has
wilfully done anything which he thought
would sacrifice life. But it is by no means
so clear that full inquiry into the case will
not develop that the original difficulty was
caused by negligence and lack of precau
tion, and that the final disaster was pro
duced by the continued absence of the latter
Certainly misfortune has done its utmost
to contribute to the train of accidents that
cost two lives on Saturday night; but the
law cannot be content with laying the re
sponsibility on Providence until it is made
clear that no human blunders or lack of
precaution aided in the calamity.
BENCH, BINS AND CORPORATIONS.
The remarkable decision of the Nashville
Judge who discharged Sullivan alter what
is reported to have been "a full hearing of
the case," at which none of the evidence for
the prosecution could have been presented,
awakens universal comment. Legal opin
ion is almost unanimous to the effect that
the Governor of Mississippi was entitled to
have the prize-fighter held for extradition.
The solid Muldoon of Sullivan's party,
liowever, furnishes an explanation of the
decision in the statement that it "cost
Sullivan $1,000 to get out of If ashville."
That sum looks like a small prize for a ju
dicial decision; but considering the kind of
law which the Kashville judge appears to
deal in, it was probably all it is worth. Per
haps the Mississippi Governor will have
better luck if he should try the experiment
of prosecuting the high-toned railroad offi
cials who ran special trains and otherwise
sided the fight, fur the money there was in it.
A CASE OF DESTITUTION.
A dismal tale of waul and poverty has
been spread over the country in the shape
of a report that one of the Minneapolis
"Washhurns, who was supposed to be worth
millions, is reduced to the dire condition of
having only 5400,000 in surplus assets, be
sides a big house. This is sad; but still it
does not on its face seem to call for the im
mediate organization oi relief committees.
The public lesson of this destitution is,
however, complicated by the avowal of the
rather torrid (in this connection) New York
Sun that Mr. "Washburn's poverty is due
to his having engaged in the "unpatriotic
proceeding" of building a railroad that gave
his section a direct and cheap transportation
route to the seaboard. The complaint has
heretofore been that the route built by
"Washburn and his associates squeezed the
water out of other wealth than Washburn's;
but the avowal of the Sun impresses the
lesson upon the public that those who
would not be satisfied with a fortune of
400,000 and a home, must not engage in
the construction of competing lines.
But the real gravity of the case has not
yet been stated. Mr. "Washburn 11 a United
States Senator-elect; and his election may
furnish as good an explanation of the dimin
ution of his fortune as the building of a new
railroad does. The spectacle of a newly
elected United States Senator worth only
half a million dollars is too dreadful to
The danger that this fact may result in a
declaration that Mr. "Washburn is ineligible
for the position, should warrant the starting
of a subscription paper to permit hjm to en
ter the Senate with the required wealth of
a million and a half.
AN UroUSTBIAL FEATTTBE.
We observe a statement that "the indus
trial exposition at St. Joseph, Mo., will com
bine a great military attraction. There
will be a hundred genuine Apache war
riors, a hundred Indian-fighting frontiers
men, and a full complement of soldiers to do
the great "Wild West act." The remarkably
"industrial" character of a show of this
sort is likely to create the idea that hair
raising, fighting and stage-robbing are re
garded as the industrial features of St.
Joseph. Yet this is only an extreme ex
ample of the general idea that the main ob
ject of industrial expositions is to get any
thing in the line of a raree show that will
draw the crowds. This may do for places
that have no industries worth mentioning,
but cities having something to show
will find a deeper and more lasting benefit
in making their expositions present an epit
ome of the manufacturing and commercial
features that will command public atten
tion. We are glad to understand 'that the
latter course will receive its best illustra
tion in the Pittsburg Exposition. Exposi
tions and hippodromes are not harmonious.
TOE BAEEF00TED BOYS.
Two or three years ago nearly nil the
newspapers in the country, including the
greatest dailies in New York, were denounc
ing Maurice B. Flynn as a monster of cor
ruption and unholy creed. His plot to
plunder the city of New York with the aid
oi his tool, Squires, was laid bare, and he
died politically then and there. Mr. Flynn
departed this life a few days since, and bio
graphical sketches of him are plentiful. In
some of these nil-nisi-bonum compositions a
good deal of stress is laid upon the incidents
of Mr. Flynn's youth. One or two of these
arc suggestive in a certain way.
We are told that when Maurice B. Flynn
was a barefooted boy on his lather's farm in
New Ycrk, be earned his first money by
picking berries, which he sold in the neigh
boring villages. It is said that while
the other boys were glad to accept
G cents a quart for their berries,
Maurice would hold off and refuse to sell for
less than 8 cents. It is somewhat surprising
to learn that he usually got the higher
price. But the peculiar power oi" extracting 8
cents from the public where others only asked
for 6 seems to have always been Mr. Flynn's.
Somewhere in this incident a moral is con
cealed, though it is a little hard to see.
Some might say that in the youthful de
termination to get more money than his
fellows was foreshadowed the ruling spirit
of Mr. Flynn's life. He was a successful
money maker. But his life was not a suc
cess. Perhaps here it is that the moral
comes in. Money is not worth accumulating
if honor and the respect of one's fellowmen
are to be lost in the process. To possess all
the fat contracts in a great city, and to coin
millions from them, will not compensate a
man ior being held up to public obsecration
as a swindler and a corrupt citizen.
The little barefooted boys in Allegheny
county had better be content to sell their
berries at a fair price, and grow up to be
self-sustaining men of good reputation.
Perhaps if they held off for higher prices
the berries might spoil on their hands.
That's what happened to Mr. Flynn's
schemes in later life. They rotted in the
sight of everyone. Enterprise and industry
were Mr. Flynn's best qualities, and very
good qualities they are always. Lack of
principle and, a greed for money were hw
failings, and they swamped him.
A GOOD SETTLEMENT.
The Homestead strike is ended and an
agreement for a sliding scale is completed
which will remove the possibility of further
struggles for the next three years. This is
the result of the conference which began on
Saturday, and has thus proved the superior
ity of settling wages questions by reason in
stead of by force.
The details of the agreement need hardly
be gone into here. It is enough that each
side has gained something. The firm ob
tains the very satisfactory arrangement that
the scale is to stand for three years and that
-the annual dispute over wages shall thus be
avoided. The workmen have secured ma
terial modifications of the sharp reductions
which were at first proposed. On the whole
the compromise is one which both parties
can accept with satisfaction and which will
leave both with the assurance that they have
gained important points by the conference.
This happy termination of, a threatening
struggle relieves Pittsburg of all wages dis
putes and ensures steady work for the rest
of the year. It also gives another solid
proof of the rule which The Dispatch has
constantly urged with regard to wages dis
putes, that compromise is better than conflict.
NULLIFYING THE STATUTE.
The formal announcement of the North
western railroads that they will henceforth
disregard the long-and-short-haul clause on
their lines leading from Chicago to St. Pau
is another evidence ot the corporate idea
that law is to be respected only when
it falls'in with the ruling influences in cor
The long-and-short-haul clanse has been
so far the chief restraint upon these rail
roads from thoroughly cutting each other's
throats upon through business. Their
much boasted combinations, professedly to
enforce the law, but actually formed with
the purpose of eluding it, have proved en
tirely futile in keeping the railroads from
engaging in those wars which are the neces
sary outgrowth of the combination policy.
But the fact that if they reduce through
rates to ruinous levels, they must do the
same, to a certain extent, upon local rates,
has been a healthy restraint upon them.
Inasmuch as this rule causes the traffic from
St. Paul and Minneapolis to take a direct
route to the seaboard, instead of taking the
more circuitous route by way of Chicago, it
Is decreed by the railway combination that
the law shall be disregarded, and that the
lines shall enter upon the career of slashing
through rates and making the local traffic
support them in their struggle.
From such features as these it would ap
pear that the present is an especially good
juncture to try whether the law is equalin
authority to the edicts ot combined corpo
rations. The German navy has bombarded and
occupied Tanga in East Africa. "What
right the Germans have there is not very
clear; but we presume that the spread of
civilization requires them to burn and seize
the villages which in our nomenclature are
A pitiful tale of fleeting greatness
comes from Washington to the effect that
Congressman John R, Thomas, of Illinois,
has not got anything. Only a short time
ago Congressman Thomas attained that
pinnacle of getting a clause inserted in the
appropriation bills that one of the naval
vessels was to be built according to plans
furnished by him. And yet Mr. Thomas
has not even got the consulate which Bos
wfll G. Horr rejects with such scorn.
Verily, it seems as if republics or adminis
trations must be ungrateful for the honor
which Mr. Thomas does them in asking for
With regard to the authorship of the
"Arthur Bichmond" letters Gail Hamilton
continues to observe a silence that speaks
volumes. The internal evidence of a pecu
liar genius ior scolding declares to that
literary female: "Thou art the man."
Tiie report that during a hot debate in
the French Chamber, the utterances of one
orator evoked from the other side the cry
"To the river with him," makes it necessary
to firmly remark that the idea of cleansing
representative bodies by throwing legis
lators into the rivers, must not be trans
ferred to this country. The purity of our
water courses must be maintained.
The Governor who is pursuing the task
of having the prize fighters punished, has
by his first record of letting them get
away from his jurisdiction, established his
title of Governor of Miss.
It appears to be determined that the
French Chamber of Deputies is not going to
authorize the payment of 5110,000 for Mil
let's "Angelus." Ths French legislators
appear to have some idea of the actual
values of art, and no idea at all of paying a
fortune just for the notoriety of the thing.
The Allegheny baseball team appears to
have found the culture of Boston too strong
Weather prophet Devoe is reported as
declaring that from the 15th to the 18th of
this month there will be cool weather. This
is calculated to restore Devoe's popularity
if it were net for the unfortunate fact that
his prediction of cool weather is most like
ly to usher in a scorcher.
PEOPLE OP FfiOMINENCB.
The daughters of Julian Hawthorne are
named Hildegarde, Gwendolen, Gladys, Beat
rice and Imogen.
The grave of Mrs. John Tyler overlooks the
James river and is within a lew steps oi the
grave ot President Monroe,
Miss Mary Wanamaker, eldest daughter
or tuo Postmaster General, will next fall make
her first appearance in society at Washington.
Kino Kalakatja of the Sandwich Islands
is still trying to borrow money. The total sum
of bis present ilchfs is one crown rather the
worse for wear.
Private Secretary Halvord says that
President Harrison devotes 72 hours every
week to tho public business, and gives only five
hours to the office seekers.
William H. English, of Indianapolis,
led., the Democratic nominee for the Vice
Presidency of tho United States in 1SS0, is at
present employing his leisure time In writing
a history of his State. Mr. English is one of
tbe wealthiest citizens of Indianapolis.
William Hatden Edwards, the new
Consul General at Berlin, who was raised with
the Grant family, was at one time regarded as
the future husband of Miss Nellie (Mrs. Sar
toris), and whatever romance there was in the,
affair is said to have tept him a bachelor.
Superintendent of Census Pouter says
that no more applications for positions in tbe
Census Bureau will be considered, and no more
appointments made except those already de
cided upon, until after September L There
are to be 175 supervisors appointed, and each
supervisor will have the selection of about 800
Dr. vox Buelow was recently asked to con
duct tbe performance of an operetta which he
considered worthless. He declined, but went
to tbe show and occupied a conspicuous seat.
What rendered him more conspicuous was tbe
fact that he was attired in deepest mourning.
That staff," he said, meaning the operetta,
"is being buried, and I am attending its fu
neral." Jons L. Sullivan's fatber takes great in
terest in tbe fistic achievements of bis young
hopeful. He proudly asserts that his early
training made the champion what he Is. "When
bo was a mere lad," says Sullivan the elder, "I
told blm never to let anybody impose upon
him. 'If a bigger boy bits you, John,' I said,
'never mind his size. Remember that the
O'Sullivans never retreat, and try to be always
worthy of your blood.' John was always in
difficulties as a boy, and often knocked outlads
twice his size. He's a son to be proud of, I tell
SOME EEC0EDS WASTED.
The Offlclal Documents Relating to tbe Bat
tle ot Cblcknmangn.
Washington, July 11 Major George H.
Davis, in charge of tbe publication of the war
records, has made up a list of those regiments
and batteries from which no official reports of
the battle of Chickamauga have been received.
As the volumes covering this period are now
being pnt in type be is very anxious to secure
such of these originals as may be In private
bands, or such copies as were made from the
originals and which can be vouched for as cor
rect. If those having' such reports will send
them to Major Davis, at the War Department,
they will be copied and returned, it It is so de
sired, and tbe reports will then appear in the
forthcoming volumes. Nothing but originals
or fully authenticated copies can be used. " Of
Union commands tbe following are missing:
Illinois Infantry Nineteenth, Twenty-second,
Twentv-fourth. Twenty-nflh, Thirty-fifth.
Thirty-sixth. Forty-second. Forty-fourth, ifllty
flrst. Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, jjchty
elghth. One Hundred and Tentb and One Hun
dred and fifteenth. Artillery rirst. Second and
the Chicago Board of Trade Battery. Indiana
infantry Tentlu Fifteenth. Fortieth. Forty
second. Fifty-seventh, sixty-eighth. Seventy-fifth,
Elghiy-nr&t, Eighty-second. Eighty-fourth.
K ghty-seventh. lOghty-eightn. One Hundred and
First. Artillery-fenth. Cavalry-Third. Ken-tucky-lnfantry-Fourth.
Tenth. Tlfteeuth. Cavalry-Second.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth. Michi
gan infantry Eleventh and Twelfth. Cavalry
iourth. Ohio-Third. Fifth. Mnth. Fourteenth,
Seventeenth, Eighteenth. Thirty-first. Thlrty-slxtl-
Thirty-eighth, Fortieth, Sixty-ninth.
Ninety-seventh, Ninety-eighth, One Hundred
and Flftii. One Hundred and Fifteenth, One
Hundred and Twenty-first. Artillery First,
Sixth. Eighteenth. Cavalry Third and Fourth.
Pennsylvania Infantry Seven ty-eventh. Seventy-eighth
and beven(y-nlnth. Cavalry Seventh.
Regulars Cavalry Fourth, Wisconsin in
fantry First. Twenty-flrst and Fifteenth. Ar-tlllery-EightU.
Of Confederate commands the following reports
are missing: Arkansas Infantry, Twenty-fifth;
cavalry. Third, First and Second mounted rifles:
artillery, Wlcglns' battery. Kentucky Cavalry,
becoud and Third. "Louisiana--Infantry, Fourth;
cavalry. First and Grcenleafs: artillery. Moody's
battery, LegarUeiir's, Robinson's. Tennessee In
fantry. Third, Tenth. Thirtieth, Thirty-third.
Forty-first and Fiftieth: cavalry, First, Second
Fourth, Fifth. Sixth. Eighth, Mnth. Tenth,
Eleventh, Eighteenth. Clark's and White's: art 11
lerv. First. Carnes' batterv. Meabane's. Ilaxter'a.
Hugglns' Morton's and Huwald's. Texas In
fantry, Seventh and Ninth: cavalry. Eighth,
Tenth. Eleventh. Fourteenth and Thirty-second.
Mississippi Inrantry, Thirteenth, Seventeenth,
Twentv-flrst, and Founds' Sharpshooteis: artil
lery. Stanford's battery and Darden's. Missouri
Artillery, lsarrctt's battery.
UNCLE BAH A POOR PAYMASTER.
Good Stenographers Decline to Work at the
rEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THI DI8PATCB.1
Washington, July It The Government is
having some dlfflcultr obtaining good steno
graphers. The fact is, that while tbe Govern
ment work in the departments is compara
tively light, the remuneration is light, too; and
good stenographers prefer to work where they
can obtain better compensation, even at the
expense ot a little more exertion. The amount
to be paid for piece work by tbe committees ot
Congress is fixed by law, and tbe amount fixed
is so small compared with the amount paid to
stenographers elsewhere, that it is with great,
difficulty that good stenographers are obtained.
There is a great deal of stenographic work
done for the committees of Congress during
the session. The greatest piece of work done
during tbe last Congress was the taking of
testimony before the Senate Committee on
Finance connected with the tariff question.
Tbe stenographer's bill, which the Senate paid
In the tariff, investigation, was more than
53.CXJ0. Tbe results of the work of
the committee will not be appreciated
fully until Mr. Durfee, tbe committee's
clerk, sball have completed tbe compilation of
tho testimony on which be is now engaged.
But in spite of tbe large amount expended on
this work tbe stenographer who undertook tbe
contract's fulfillment says 'that he would not
renew it. The price which the Senate commit
tees are permitted to pay is 1 23 per page.
The regular pay for stenographic work is 23
cents a. folio, which will average 11 50 a page at
least, with a prospect of doubling this, where
legal work is done, by furnishing extra copies
of the testimony. Even this is small pay, com
pared with what stenographers received a few
years ago. Then the rate paid was 13 50 a
page. Tbe market is very well stocked- with
first-class stenographers though, and the price
of labor-has sought a lower level.
The Senate reporting is done by Dennis Mur
phy, who takes It on contract for 25,000, and
employs his own assistants. He is popularly
supposed to save about 515,000 a year out of
this. Mr. Murphy is ouo of tbo best steno
graphers in the United States. Tbe House of
Representatives claims the blue-ribbon opera
tors, though. Tbe work In the House amid tbe
babel of tomrues, ill-beard In that great hall, is
far more difficult than the work'oi the Senate.
APTEE AMERICAN OIL.
Russian Steamers Came to Philadelphia to
Securo American Petrjlenm.
(Philadelphia, July It The fight between
the Rothschilds, tbe owners of the Russian oil
wells at Batnum, and the Russian Government
over the right to build a pipe line from the oil
wells to the Black Sea, has driven a fleet of
tank steamships to Philadelphia to secure car
goes of the American product. Tbe steamship
Persian Prince arrived Thursday to load at the
Schuylkill refineries for the continent of
Europe. The Prince will be followed by the
Darwin, Kosbeck, El Barge and the Circassian
Prince, all tankers, which have for several
jears past been running to Russia.
Tbe dealers in tbe Russian oils were led to
believe that the pipe lines would'be built a
year ago, and on thcsC assurances a fleet of
steamers was chartered, which has been con
tinually added to until tbe tonnage exceeds
tbo oil putont, and vessels were forced to go
elsewhere lor business.
Tbe railroad which brings the oil to the sea
board is owned by tbe Russian Gorernmant.
which fears If the pipe line Is laid tbe railway
will be ruined, as tho passenger traffio amounts
THE PKESIDENT'S HOME.
Agitation for the Erection of a Private
Residence for tbe Executive Tbo White
House Unhealthy x-Gav. Fletcher's
isolation of tbe Mormon Problem.
1 correspondence Of the dispatch. 1
Washjnoton, July 13. During the absence
Of the Harrison family from Washington this
summer, there will be few changes made in the
Executive Mansion, although there is general
complaint from all of those who occupy it con
cerning Its mallness and tbe wretched con
dition of its plumbing. If "Baby" McKee, the
most important member of tho Executive
household next to the President, should have
malaria or typhoid fever, or any other one of
a dozen dangerous ills, bis sickness would be
attributed, and doubtless with some justice, to
the imperfect sanitation of tbe White House.
Washington is natnralty an unhealthy town,
although you will never persuade a Washing
tonian to admit It; and Washington people find
it necessary to take every precaution to avoid
malaria and its attendant liver troubles. They
cannot afford to take any chances on defective
plumbing. It was to escape tbe malaria for
which Washington is famous, that Mrs. Har
rison was anxious to get jnto the mountains for
A Prlvnto Residence for the President.
Tbe result of the agitation of tbe condition
of the White House will be a revival In the
next Congress of the discussion of a question
which has been before a great many Congresses
without decisive action the proposition to
build a private residence for tho President,
reserving tbe present Executive Mansion ex
clusively for executive business. The most
frequent proposition has been to erect a
chateau upon a site to be purchased outside'
tbe city that is, to carry out the Cleveland idea
on a more extended scale and at the public ex
pense. Every time tbat this proposition has
been considered it has been found tbat there
was a real estate deal behind it and it has
therefore been given little consideration by
Congress. Another proposition and one which
has met with much favorable consideration in
the past is for the extension of the' present
building. It has been proposed to construct
another building, almost a duplicate ot tbe
present Mansion, to the south and adjoining it,
to be connected with it by a broad corridor
which would form a porte cocbere and an exit
for the guests who throng tbe White House
parlors at public receptions. At present, when
ever a public reception is held, it is necessary
to build a temporary bridgo from one of the
windows and to use that as an exit.
Tbe plan for an official residence, which was
favorably reported to tbe Senate in 183.' and
again In 1SS8, is a net scheme of Senator Mor
rill. "For executive offices and public use ex
clusively this will preserve tbe present Execu
tive Mansion as it stands," said Senator Morrdl
in his report to tbe Senate, "and the simplicity
and elegance of its palladian style of architect
ure will only be modified by being repeated in
snch a manner as to give emphasis and addi
tional character to tbe whole structure: Even
the admirable semi-circular colonnade now on
tno south front will be preserved by being
transferred to the south front of tbe new build
ing, where it will present the same graceful ap
pearance It does now. Tho present charming
and very ample site will be further utilized
without any additional cost -for grading or
planting, or for any other improvement or sur
roundings save some changes of roadways. The
site is near the summit of an elevation gently
sloping toward the Potomac, and its attractive
features its tree-clad knolls have long been
noted for their great natural beauty. It belongs
to tne people, ana its great merits, as wnen nrst
pointed oat by Washington, still stand unri
valed." Just Like Other Monarch.
In his report Senator Morrill called attention
to tbe fact that the crowned heads of European
nations all have two or more residences. The
Queen of Great Britain has five or six. Tbe
King of Italy bas a palace in almost every city
of bis kingdom. Tbe Emperors of Russia,
Germany and Austria lire in the greatest pomp
in castles of enormous cost. .Louis XT, and
Napoleon ILL exhausted France by their lavish
expenditures on public buildings. Palaces are
un-American institutions, ana a proposition to
establish a palace or even a residence of great
cost for the President of the United States
wonld meet with very general criticism and al
most unanimous disapproval. The best proof
of this is found in the fact that tbe scheme for
extending at comparatively small cost the pres
ent Executive mansion met wih the disap
proval of Congress. It remains to be seen what
a Republican Congress will do now that tbe
complaint comes from a Republican President,
It would be impossible to complete such a
building as is proposed within tbe term of
President Harrison, bnt in the event of his re
election it would be a pleasant thing for bim to
have a residence built on plans agreed upon
during his first term and approved by htm.
Sirs. Adams' Opinion.
It is interesting to read at this time tbe de
scription of tbe White House which Mrs. John
Adams wrote in 1600. It was occupied in 1800
for the first time. It was begun In 1792 and
was fashioned after the plan of the palace of
the Duke of Leinster. Jefferson, the exponent
of simplicity, favored a more elaborate and or
nate structure. When President Adams moved
into the White House in 1800 his wife wrote
tbat It was on a grand and acperb scale; but
that bells were wholly wanting, tbat wood was
not to be bad, although tbe place was sur
rounded with forests; tbat they could not use
coal because tbey could not get grates, and
tbat the great unfinished audience room tbey
used as a drying room to bang clothing in. But
she thought the situation "beautiful and capa
ble of every Improvement.' '
The engineer officer Who reported on the con
dition ot tbe bonse In 1882, said: "The present
mansion is old and dilapidated: its floors are
sunken, its basement is covered with mold and
infested with .vermin, which it is Impossible to
exterminate. Whatever of tbe modern conve
niences have "been introduced partako of tbe
nature of patchwork, and are, at tbe best,
greatly inadequate for the health and comfort
of its occupants."
How to Settle the Mormon Question.
Ex-Governor Thomas C. Fletcher, of Mis
souri, has been here for some time looking
after some land business before the Depart
ment of tbe Interior. Durlug his stay. Gov
ernor Fletcher has called at tbe White House
to see tbe President In relation to some Mis
souri appointments, for Governor Fletcher is
one of the most prominent Republicans In the
State from which be comes, and be was thought
at one time to be tbe mostnromlncnt candidate
for tbe position of Indian Commissioner. While
discussing the policy of tbe administration.
Governor Fletcher made a proposition to the
President for the solution of .the Mormon
Suestion, which was prononnced by Senator
ullom, who heard it, tho most practical sug
gestion ever-made In relation to the matter. He
said to the President: "Send a man to Utah
who will develop the Territory; who will ad
vertise Its agricultural and mineral resonrces
and induce immigration. The only way you
will crush out Mormonlsm altogether in Utah
Is to fill up tbe Territory with a Gentile popu
lation which will out-vote the Mormons. Utah
bas the making of a great Territory and in time
of a great State. As long as the Mormons hold
tne oaiance ot power, nowever, its develop
ment will be retarded."
"Well, will yon undertake the task of de
veloping It?" said the President.
"I will If you will give me my own men to
assist me," answered Governor Fletcher: "but
with the minor offices In tho Territory filled by
men who have lived for years among the Mor
mons, and who are in sympathy with them, it
would be impossible to carry out my ideas."
The President replied tbat the policy of the
party was to fill the Territorial offices with men
who were residents of tbe Territories, ".Tills
rnle will not apply to you," he continued, "but
it would have to be enforced in filling the rn'i or
offices." Then the President told the nol
known story ot Sheridan's defeat of Early.
Sheridan came to Meade, who was In command
ot the Army of tbe Potomac, and said to bim:
"Early is lust over the river, and I think I can
whip him." General Meade stated tbat this
would interfere with some of bis plans. Bat
Sheridan itched to get at Early, and shortly
after ho came to General Sherman and re
peated his proposition to him. "Early is over
tUre," be said, "and I think I can whip
out of bim."
"Why don't you do it tbenT" said Sherman;
and Sheridan went In and did it. The Presi
dent thought this was a good illustration of
Governor Fletcher's position although In
telling tbo story he left out tbo most char
acteristic part of tbe illustration. General
"That's a good story," said Governor
Fletcher, "but it is not a good illustration.
You see Sheridan knew bis men. You ask me
to go to Utah with a lot of captains and lieu
tenants I am not at all sure or." So it is alto
gether likely the Utah problem will not be
solved in tbo way suggested by Governor
A Cariosity In Rending.
From the Harnsburg Telegraph.
They have discovered a river under theclty of
Reading, and the most remarkable thing about
it is that it is a river of water. Now, if it was a
river of beer gossip could account for it, and
no doubt find its source in a leaking vault. But
where water can come from in Reading, that,
knocks him out.
Not Minctlnnrd br Custom.
From fie McIIenry (HI.) I'lalndcaler.l
"While traveling on a Western trip Jay
Gould once drew a check for several millions
on the back of an envelope." This drawing
checks for several millions on the back of an
envelopo while traveling is not business-like.
Wo never do it.
S1M0X CAMERON'S KINDNESS.
How lie Befriended a Man la Pecuniary
Trouble nnd What Cams of It.
Hew York Mall and Express.
Christopher L. Magee, tbe well-known Re
publican leader in Pittsburg and Allegheny
county, Pa is In the- city and will start for a
four or five months' trip to Europe in a few
days. The late Simon Canieron was fond of
Mr. Magee. and tbe latter often visited him at
Harrlsburg. A Jlfail and: Exprest reporter
beard Mr. Mageo relate some Incidents In the
life of the ex-Secretary of War that point a
strong moral. One of them was as follows:
When ithe ex-Senator was a banker years
ago ' there came a very severe winter.
Rivers were frozen up and lumbermen
who depended upon rafting their timber
were tied np by tho ice. A man from Bradford
county bad started to market with lumber, and
bad got as far as Middletown with it. He could
not sell bis lumber for anything like be ex
pected, and he was literally tied up. All of bis
calculations for tbe future were upset. He
had bought land in Bradford county, and the
sale of tbe lumber was to make tbe first pay
ments. Ruin stared blm in tbe face. Every
day be would wander down to the river and
look at his raft in silent dejection. One day
Simon Cameron happened lone, got Into conver
sation with tbe man and heard his story. It
impressed him. as well as tbe sincerity of tbe
man. "Don't be downcast; maybe we can. ar
range it so you can make jour payments
promptly," cheerily spoke Mr. Cameron. The
stranger did not know him, and replied tbat be
had tried every way to meet his first payments.
Nobodv wonld advance blm money on his
timber", and altogetberthe outlook was gloomy.
" Well. I'll trust you," said tbe ex-Scnator,
and invited him to go to his bank, where he
gave him the money. The man was aston
ished and gratified, and finally said: "Mr.
Cameron. I have no security to give you."
Oh, tbat does not matter: your timber may
be worth something after awhile, maybe,"
was the reply. The man returned to Brad
ford, paid his debts and prospered. Some
years afterward the citizens of Bradford
county met in convention, and among other
thlntrs had to indorse a candidate for the
United States 8enatorshIp. Tbe county was
strongly anti-Cameron, and bad been for a
long tune. A set of resolutions wera offered
in tbe convention declaring against Cam
eron, and instructed ..the delegates when
chosen to vote against him first, last and all
tbe time. Tho resolutions were about to be
put and carried unanimously, wben a fine
looking man, evidently a man of means and
importance, arose. He said tbat be knew tbe
convention was in favor of tbe resolutions
and tbat donbtless tbey would be carried
without any opposition, but that ho felt it bis
duty to protest against tbe adoption of tbo
resolutions. Tbe convention was hushed with
astonishment to bear that one man conld be
found in Bradford county to support Simon
Cameron for the Senate. In a simple, unaf
fected way, the protestor related the story of
tbe man whom Cameron befriended in time of
need, and closed by saying tbat he was the
man. One delegate got up and said: "Wby ,
don't you offer a substitute amendment, in
serting the name of Simon Cameron to be
voted for instead of against T" The snbititute
amendment was offered, and the entire conven
tion voted for it. From tbat time Bradford
county has been strong for Cameron.
To illustrate tbe affection tbat tbe ex-Senator
bad for his son. Senator Don Cameron,
Mr. Magee said the old gentleman a year or so
ago fell and hurt himself so tbat he was con
fined to bed for several days. He wished the
fact of his being hnrt kept a secret from his
son, because the latter, who was then In Wash
ington, had had some kind of an operation per
formed, and ba thought the news might retard
A CHILD SWALLOWS $20.
A Wlikcsbarro Babe Eats Up Its Father's
Wilkesbaeee, July It Yesterday Christo
pher Bates, an employe ot the Woodward
mines, received his pay, and going home gave
his little child a $20 gold piece to play with,
thinking it wr s too large to get Into its mouth.
In 20 minntes the gold piece was stuck in the
child's throat. The grandmother of tbe baby
hastily picked up the sufferer and endeavored
to extract the coin, but utterly failing in this
and believing tbe child to be dying, she pushed
tbe money down.
Upon the arrival ot the physician the child
was found manifesting no symptoms of injury,
but grave doubts are held as to tbe result of
the accident and the case is to be watched very
A scheme for hatching partridges for stock
ing Montgomery county. Pa., is to be put in
operation by tbe Game Protective Association
of tbat county, The eggs will bebongbtin
large quantities and batched In artificial Incu
bators. Miss Gertrude Pattos, of Cochranton,
Pa., has been elected a teacher in the Govern
ment school at Sitka, Alaska, and starts for
tbat place about September 1. A sister of
Miss Patton, Miss Lizzie, taught at Sitka until
ber marriage to a business man of that place,
and another sister. Miss Cassia, is now teach
A citizen of North East, Pa., made actual
measurement last week, and found that his
corn grew between four and five inches in 24
hours. He drove stakes in tho ground,
stretched up the longest leaf, and marked the
stake. The next morning showed the growth
Ik a Congregational church near Altoona
Sunday evening, just as the choir had finished
the first verse of a hymn, a sudden gust blew
in at the open window, extinguisning every
light. The lamps were relighted, and the
'dominie turned purple with a suppressed smile
as he gave out the Becond verse: "Come, light
serenel and still our utmost bosoms fill."
Mr. Frank Shallop, of Linfield, Mont
gomery county, Pa., was hiving a swarm of
bees, and to prevent being stnng he tied a
quantity of mosqult" netting about his head,
la bis efforts to hive the bees he used a
smothered fire to smoke tbem. and by some
means the netting about his face caught fire,
and burned him painfully before it could be
A FEW days ago a lady of Kingston, Luzerne
connty. Pa., killed two snakes which she found
in her front yard, and carrying out an old idea,
burnt the remains "so that no more would
come." Friday her laundress, having hung
out a wash, thrust her hand into a bag of
clothespins that lay upon the ground and
clutched a clammy object that squirmed. Her
yell brought help, and tbe snake was killed
with an ax.
A practicing physician writes to a Greens
burg paper: "A lady visited my offlco to-day
with a babe 6 weeks old having two teeth,
which she says that tho child brought with it
into the world. Upon examination I found
two teeth in the lower jaw, well formed but
loose, where the deciduous incisors first make
tbelr appearance in six or eight months after
birth. I' removed the teeth with a pair of
small forceps, and upon examination I found
tbey have the general appearance of the
declduons incisors when removed to give room
for the permanent teeth. We read in history
Viat King Richard the Third was born with
teeth. But this is certainly a unique casein
our day and generation."
A Steubenvillk young man was calling on
a young lady a couple of nights since, wben
she proposed making ice cream, a favorite dish
of his. Everything being ready, he began to
revolve tho freezer, and kept it up, with breath
ing spells, till 1 o'clock, but no croam resulted.
Investigation followed, when the Inexperienced
miss discovered'that sho had put buttermilk
In the freezer.
Mb. H. F. HaiiAn. of Meadville, thus tells
of a battle in Kebort Run between a monster
blacksnake and a large yellow sucker a foot
long: "Tbe snake bad the fish by the head, and
the fish fairly foamed the water in its struggle
to get off. I got a pitchfork, and after several
jabs I succeeded in getting one of tbe tines
through tbe serpent's body, wben he loosened
his grip and the fish swam slowly away. I
killed the snake, which measured fully four
Miss Nan Gilchrist, of Wllkcsbarre, saw
what she supposed was a large green leaf lying
on ber bedroom carpet. On approaching the
object It straightened out and developed into
along glittering-eyed snake. Tbe young lady
called the family. Tbe snake disappeared,
however, and although it has been seen several
times around tbe house, it has got away. It
Is supposed that there Is a nest of them in a
Virginia creeper which adorns the side oi tho
Henbt WliES, of Charleston, W. Vs.,
turned over bis pillow tbe other morning on
arising and found a rattlesnake colled up under
It and quietly sleeping.'!. "
HOW TO KEEP COOL.
Eminent Physicians Give TJInts and Advico
for Hot Weather Take Things Easy and
Avoid the San Harmful and Wholesome
Food and Drink.
The great question just now Is how to keep
cool and healthy.
"You want to know bow to keep cool and
Jicalthy this warm weather, do you V repeated
Dr. W. A. Hammond, the Jamous physician,
with a pleasant smile, as be stood in tbe lobby
ot his magnificent sanitarium at Mount Pleas
ant. "Well, come in," and a Washington Foit re
porter was ushered into a neat, bnt handsome
room, where the celebrated practitioner, wear
ing a thin black alpaca coat, took one seat and
motioned his visitor to another. The blinds
were closely drawn, and the sun's rays, scorch
ing everything that came In its reach outside,
failed to penetrate the apartments. "To return
to your question," began the doctor, "first of all.
I should say, keep calm. Keep tbe mind per
fectly tranquil. Nothing beats a man np
quicker than getting excited or worried. Busi
ness cares and troubles should be laid aside as
far as Is possible If a man desires' comfort and
freedom from beat. Look at me," be con
tinued. "A few minutes ago I was much
warmer than I am at present. I had business
to look after. Now I am calm and tranquil
and my mind is more at ease. I am cooler (be
certainly looked so) than I was, solely on that
account, as there has been no change whatever
in the temperature. The mind and the body,
you see, are very closely connected. What
affects one affects the other.
"One should avoid tbe sun also. The Ameri
can people do not know how to live comfort
ably in warm weather. Residents in tropical
climates have tbe art to perfection. During
tbe heat oi the day, when the sun is shining
down with almost unbearable Intensity, they
remain indoors. They also keep their shutters
closed and their houses thoroughly darkened.
This makes it much cooler. The Americans
live with everything wide open, allowing tbe
sun to pour in; and in addition to tbis are not
satisfied without heating up tbelr rooms to a
high temperature with gas at night. In ad
dition to Keeping tbe mind at rest andavolding
tbe sun, the pores of tbe skin should be kept
thoroughly open and the bowels free and In
Drinks Tbnt Cause Dyspepsia.
"What about the custom of drinking cooling
drinks, soda water and other beverages?"
"The practice is so injurious that it has
proved the canse of a good deal of tbe dyspep
sia for which tbo people of this country are
noted. The Americans are tbe greatest guz
zlers on earth. They are not satisfied without
drinking continually. The amount of soda
water and other cooling drinks tbat Is con
sumed in a summer is exceedingly large, and
works Injury in this way: Water cbarged with
carbonic acid gas can bo cooled down to nearly
32 degrees without freezing. Such liquid taken
Into tbe stomach reduces its normal tempera
ture and prevents digestion. The secretions
are stopped, and tbe food is compelled to re
main undigested and in a fermented state until
tbe temperature Is raised. In this way tbe di
gestion is impaired and dyspepsia produced,
and yet many of the drug stores, I believe, bavo
signs claiming to keep the coldest drinks to be
found. The cooler the drinks are, above a cer
tain limit, tbe more Injurious they are."
Splrltnons Liquors Harmful.
"How about the necessity of abstaining from
spirituous liquors in the hot weather?"
"There is no question that drinking beer or
liquor of any kind tends to increase the tem
perature of the body, but people do not always
do tbat which they may think Is best for them,
or what they ought to do. A person may say
to bimself, for instance, 'this glass of cham
pagne may make me a little warmer, but what
ever discomfort I suffer in this way will be
more than counterbalanced by the exhilara
tion I shall experience.' "
"You say the American people are tbe great
est guzzlers in the world, how are they as
"I do not know that they eat any more than
other people, but they are unquestionably the
worst of cooks."
"How about diet for the summer?"
"I do not tblnk people should abstain from
eating, particularly. Tbey should eat what is
Hot Weather Diet.
' Dr.T. W, Clark, late of Baltimore, said:
"There are various devices for keeping cool.
Above all a person should abstain from drink,
lng intoxicating liquors. If he must drink, let
him take beer or light wines tbat contain little
or no alcohol. A good reform that might be in
stituted here would be for the patrol wagons to
carry around ice witb them. Because man's
breath smells of alcohol it does not follow, by
any means, tbat be Is intoxicated, and the
timely application of a little Ice to the head of
a man overcome by tbe beat, whether he is in,.
loxicateu or not, lias aavea a great many lives.
The method his. been tried in New York witb
success. It is useless to send for a physician
when tbe man is dead. It is the duty of tha
police, I take It, to save life as well as preserve
the public peace, and I throw this out as a sug
gestion for what It is worth. But, to continue,
a person should eat less. Meat once a day
although such diet might not please the butch
Two Meals Enough.
"Much less food is required in the summer
than in tho winter. Two meals a day are
enough, and they should be light. Tbe lunch
rooms and dairies, are excellent things. Milk,
as is known, contains lots of nutrition, and a'
mug of milk and a biscuit or two makes a flrst
rate lunch. In the way of dress a flannel sbirt
is one of the best things to wear to keep cool,
flannsl being a great absorber of heat. Light,
well-ventilated bats should also be worn. Ice
water Is good if drunk witb discretion. It
makes a person perspire more freely and opens
tbe poies of the skin. But, of course, each per
son must conduct bimself, in a large measure,
according to his own constitution."
"First of all," said anotber physician, "a per
son ought. Id tbe summer, to rise early, exer
cise with tight dumb-bells, take a bath, eat a
light breakfast, and follow it witb a little rest,
if only for 15 minutes. Excessive activity
should be avoided throughout tbe day. At
noon a plain lunch should be followed by an
hour's rest. Tbe dinner In the evening should
be the substantial meal of the day."
What to Eat for Lunch.'
"What diet do you particularly recom
mend?" "No fixed rule can be given. For a busy
man a plain diet is by far the best a breakfast
of hominy or oatmeal witb cream, bread, but
ter, and fresh fruit, with either cocoa, coffee,
tea or milk. Luncb, bread, butter, a little
fruit, with cold lemonade, tea, or bread, and
milk alone Is sufficient. Dinner should consist
mainly of vegetables. Meat should be eatn
sparingly and only once a day. Fruit, if fresh,
is excellent. Owing to the dampness of tbe
season berries have not matured In a normal
manner. They are much j uicier than is natural,
consequently they decay more rapidly. Tbe
doctors have probably realized more from the
raspberry crop this year than the planters.
Tho Porest and Best Drink.
"prinking large quantities of liquids is es
pecially injurious. Lemon juice, added to
melted ice water, not ice cold, or tbe carbonated
waters, furnishes about the purest and most
wholesome drink for quenching tbe thirst."
"What class of clothing do you consider
"Tbe loosely woven woolen goods which have
come Into snch general use in recent years are
unquestionably tbe best, not only for comfort,
but from a hygienic standpoint. The under
wear should be of cotton or thin woolen
O, love, he is a bandit bold.
Who blazes It by daytime.
Thro shower and shine, thro' beat and cold.
On Life's highways!
But Life's bywaysl
Be chooses for bis playtime:
His arrow flics
From wbero be lies,
Beneath the rose In Maytime.
O, Love, he Is a pirate rare.
Who prowls abroad for pillage!
He sails the oceans of the air
Agog for prey:
Or young, or gray,
No toller at his tillage.
No titled dame
But knows his name,
Do verdant vale or village.
O, Love, he Is an arrant knave, ".
Who ploughs Life's seas for plunder!
Was ever one that trolled a stare
"Who wrought such havoc under
Tbe sun and stars
'Spile bolts and bars
Such wicked wight, I wonder?
O, Love, he Is a robber wretch I
N or tears, nor prayers can move html
The proudest carry and they fetch
For hlm-they go
And come, as tho'
There were no power above him;
A tricksy thief.
Who brings us grief.
Is Love, yet all men love him I
O, Love, he Is so cruel kind, '
Wc love blm while we doubt hlral
O, Lore is beautiful, tho' Mind!
Fond hearts may break
For bis dear sake.
Philosophers may flout blm.
, But, pray, how would?
Now, say or could
The world go on without him? ' '""
1 Bolton Qlobe.
A GREAT KEWSPAPEE.
Brief Summary ei Lending; Featares of
Yesterday's Donble ri amber.
Reading matter enough to fill a good sized
volume, of tbe freshest and most Interesting
cbaracter, was contained in the lo-page Dis
patch of yesterday. All the Important news,
domestic and foreign, was .presented in attrac
tive form. Choice literature, from the pens of
noted writers, and tbe various departments,
full of newsy and entertaining matter, helped
to fill 128 columns witb Information of interest
and valuo to young and old. It was a great
newspaper In every sense ot the word.
London is enjoying tbe society of the Shah
of Persia. The English are entertained, but
tbe Shah is bored. Tbe taxpayers of Great
Britain are' grumbling loudly because they
must pay the bills for tbe coming marriage in
tbe royal family. Browning has written a
poem in which ne takes to task a roan who
spoke disparagingly of the late Mrs. Browning.
English politics are lively. Churchill's deter
mination to run for the House of Commons bas
aroused the opposition to renewed activity.
Switzerland has replied defiantly to the de
mands of Bismarck, who has been forced to
modify his plans. Tbe Chancellor Is trying
new methods of retaliation. Tbe Empress of
Austria has become a Catholic Minor gossip
by cable contained much tbat was interesting
Governor Heaver estimates that 2,500,000 bas
been used for the Johnstown sufferers and for
cleaning up the town. His cash fund reached
nearly 1,100,000, and of this 1700,000 has been
expended In charitable work. Tbe citizens of
the borough held a meeting and passed resolu
tions against the withholding of funds, and
claiming tbat Johnstown people themselves
should disburse the-funds, Sullivannd Kil
raln are in hiding, and their friends are mak
ing earnest efforts to prevent an arrest. The
Braidwood strikers were attacked by a Sheriff's
guard and several men Injured. New York
Anarchists celebrated tbe centennial anni
versary of the fall of the Paris Bastlle. The
Otis Iron and Steel Company, of Cleveland,
has been sold to an English syndicate. Prof.
Geslle, of tbe State Geological Survey, thinks
that the Pennsylvania oil fields will soon be
Tbe trouble at Homestead is practically at an
end, as a result of a conference between Amal
gamated Association officials and representa
tives of Carnegie. Phipps &. Co. A new scale is
proposed and likely to be agreed to. Three
men were killed and two Injured while trying
to clean ont the sewer at the red pond on Soho
street, Joseph McCarty, William Bailey and
Andrew McGregor are tbe names of the miss
ing men, who are supposed to be dead. Fatber
M. Carroll, who has returned from tbe Holy
Land, cafe a Dispatch reoorter some account
of his travels. T. D. Messier, a well-known
Pennsylvania Railroad official, was stricken
with paralysis and is in a critical condition.
Plttsbnrg spiritualists have obtained a charter
for a church. Local undertakers and physi
cians are discussing a new project for disposing
of tbe dead. It is proposed to erect mauso
leums and dry the bodies by a system of air
Tbe Pittsburgh were defeatodby the Bostons,
0 to t Amatenr nines played several interest
ing games. Englisb turfmen are paying
enormously high prices for race horses. The
sporting news in general was unusually full
"A Dead Man's Vengeance." by Edgar Faw
cett, a complete story, was a leading feature
of tbe second part. It was one of this popnlar
writer's best productions. Under tbo title of
"A Modern Pharaoh," Frank G. Carpenter de
scribed tbe home life of tbe Kbedire of Egypt,
and gavo an interesting account of bis system
of government. Katnera portrayed in exquisite
style the amusements at fashionable Newport.
Shirley Dare discussed tbe social situation
and told wby marriage is becoming uupopular
in New York. Ror. George Hodges gave an
able sermon on death and the resurrection.
Blakely Hall gave a faithful picture of the
Prince of Walej, and told how tbe heir to the
throne passes his time. Correspondence from
various summer resorts contained much inter
esting gossip about PIttsburgers who are away
from home. M. M. Dilke, in a letter from Lon
don, discussed the political influence of tbe
wires of English statesmen. "Everyday
Science." as usual, was full of useful informa
tion. Clara Belle's chat. Berry Wall's paper
"How a Duae Dresses," iteinricn's fairytale,
of an Trish fair, Belra Lockwood's letter from
Uermany, ii. M.'s sketcnes 01 norma me, ana
a paper on fishing, were other excellent ar
ticles. A BIG TASK COMPLETED.
A Man Succeeds In Rending tbe Dictionary
Through la 17 Years.
Fhilaselfhia, July It Dr. Joseph Taylor,
ot Kennett, has just completed a task which
he started to' perform 17 years and 6 months
ago. He has read Webster's Unabridged Dic
tionary from cover to cover, and says it was a
great relief wben be closed the big book. Tbe
doctor says be never heard of but one other
man doing the same thing, and he lived in
1 One Head Qnite Enough.
From tbe Chicago Herald.l
If that two-headed girl who was born tbe
other day in Tipton county, Indiana, lives the
allotted period of human existence she will die
an old maid. No man will be foolhardy enongh
to undertake the responsibility ot paying her
A Star ofGrrnt Magnitude.
From the Philadelphia Herald.l
There is a woman in the West who has been
divorced eight times. Theatrical managers
will find her in Indiana, and that State is ex
pecting a great rush.
From the Philadelphia Press. J
Wben "Lo" pats on bis daubs of red
'Tis for remembrance; that is clear,
Bince, truthfully. It may be said
To he a sort of Sfoux veneer.
JOHN AND JAKB.
Detroit Journal: Tha authorities shouldn't
have waited until Sullivan arrived In Nash
ville. He should have been arrested in Kuocks
villc Philadelphia Jlecord: It has been sug.
gested tbat tbe unconquerable Snlllvan's pict
ure should be put on tbo 2-cent postage stamp.
Then anyone could "lick him easily.
Boston Herald: Mr. Jake Kdraln's objurga
tory remarks concerning tbe wicked newspapers
are quite in harmony With some ot the good
people who have been heard from lately on tbe
subject of newspapers publishing tbe news. It
looks like an offensive and defensive alliance.
New" York Ti'orW.' There Is a serious move
ment on foot in Boston toward the nomination
of John L. Sullivan for Mayor of tbat cultured
center. As J ohn is the only man who has reflected
any great credit on Boston fur some years there
is every reason for his elevation to the Mayor
alty. CHICAGO Newt: "We sincerely regret," says
the good Mr. Grady, of Atlanta, "that Mr.
Jake Kilralu did not wipe up about half of the
State of Mississippi with Mr. John Sullivan."
Mr. Grady should stop betting on prizefights.
Then be will not feel so sorry if the wrong man
Cincinnati Commerclal-GazcUt: With our
champion pugilists and their friends and body
guards dodging and flying through the land, to
escape officers of the law, some in full chase
and others lying in wait to intercept tho fugi
tives, it looks as if tbe manly art is not to re
ceive tho highest encouragement in this coun
Boston a lobe: Extradite Sullivan? Wonld
Massachusetts extradite Sullivan on a requisi
tion from tbe Governor of Mirslsslppl? Well,
we should say not. Wonld the United States
extradite Stanley Afrlcanus on tho requisition
of theJCing of Dahomey? Notmnch. If Sul
livan tbe Great ever gets back to Massachu
setts he will bo safe
Philadelphia Inquirer: As usual, while
the police and State authorities were Indus
triously hunting Sullivan and Kilraln and
cleverly missing tbem every time, the newspa
per reporters found them whenever tbey
wanted them without the slightest trouble.
But then the reporters had been trained to find
men, not merely to look for them.
Chicago Tribune: Governor Lowry is a re
vengeful man. Here Is Sullivan trying to reach
tbe bedside of his sick mother and to' onibrace
his a'ged father and not get drunk before ha
reaches Boston, but the Mississippi Governor
Is chasing him from pillar to post and forcing
him to take refuge in Canada (where red liquor
is plenty and cheap) as If he were a common
embezzler or defaulter.
. CUKI0US COHDUKSATIOSa.
The Italian laborers are largely given
to the quaffing of sarsaparilla and other light
non-intoxicating beverages at this season of
the year. Comparatively few of tbem indulge
in beer or other alcohodc liquors while at work.
John D. Nutting, while prospecting for
garnets iu the mountains near the County
House in WarTen county. N. Y.. has dis
covered ore which he believes to be rich In sil
ver. Ha also states that there are traces of
gold and coppet in the ore. There Is consider
able excitement over the discovery.
A Greenland expedition has been
planned for next summer. Seven men. under
tbe command of an officer of the Danish Royal
Navy, will leave Copenhagen In the spring, tak
ing with tbem provisions sufficient for 2
years. Their definition will bo the east
coast of Greenland, and thev will explore lfbe
tween the degrees of CO and 73 north latitude.
One of the most curious inventions Is a
method for producing food for fishes, which Is
tbe joint production- of two men from Switzer
land. It provides two ponds and'passes the
fish from tbe first pond to tbe second, allowing
thq excrement to remain and develop animal-'
ruix, and returning tbe fish to the first pond to
feed upon tbe animalcule, while it is develop
ing in the second pond.
About a week ago Charles Perris, a
farmer, of Sherborne, England, was out In tho
mowing field when he was called bv his daugh
ter to hive a swarm of bees wblch had settled
in the garden. While so engaged he was se
verely stung. He went into bis bouse and died
in a few minutes. Wben a doctor was called it
was fonnd that a bee had got into tbe man's
throat and stnng itsana. a rapid swelling ensu
ing, he died of suffocation.
The huge organ for the Town Hall, Syd
ney, has been completed In London, Its most
remarkable feature is a 61-foot stop. The low
est note of the stop, expressed in organ build
ers language as "CCCCC." is two octaves be
low the lowest C on tbe pianoforte, and, as it
gives only eight vibrations in a second. It can
not be perceived as a no(o at all. Its effect lies
wholly in the extraordinary richness and power
of its upper harmonic, by which it reinforces
notes given by the higher pipes.
Sergeant Haag must be looked upon as
the Samson of the Jersey City police force, if
the following story but does him justice: "A
few days ago a pony had a cantankerous fit in
front of the Fifth precinct police station, and
managed to kick so hard and high tbat be
straddled the shaft. Sergeant Haag stepped
ont and Jifted the unruly beast bodily and
drooped him gently between the shafts. Tbo
surprised animal was instantly cured of bis
balkiness, and has since been as docile as a
A new wrinkle that broke out this week
is for ladies to wear masks in the water. The
masks are either black or white, and made of
chamois skin. It is currently remarked tbat
tbe masks are worn as a protection to the com
plexions and not from a sense of prudish mod
esty. Some of the wicked, so it is said, have
Started pools on tbe esplanade, the bets being
as to the Identity of the maskers; but this is be
coming unsafe, as it is hard to unravel the se
cret otwho Is below the masks. The wagers
are chewing gum and bathing tickets.
A peculiar case came np before tho
Mayor of Gadsen, Ala., recently. A FortPayna
man named Lively became "lively" and tried
to blow ont tbe electric light in his room at the
Johnson House. Falling to do this be picked
up bis hat and knocked the lamp Into a thou
sand fragments. The breaking globe made a
noise like a pistol shot, and Lively thought that
somebody was sbooting at bim. He rushed
down stairs shooting "police" at the top of his
voice, while tbe proprietor, thinking somebody
had been murdered, rushed out on the front
veranda andalso yelled "police." The marshal
was soon on hand and arrested Lively, who tbe
next morning was fined $15.
The strangest canal in the world is a
canal 16 miles long, between Worsely and St.
Helens, in tbe north of England, and is under
ground from end to end. Many years ago tbo
Duke ot Bridgewater's managers thought tbey
could save money by transporting tbe coal in
bis mines underground instead of on the sur
face. So the canal was constructed, the mines
connected and drained attbe same time. Ordi
nary canal boats are used, but tbe power is
furnished by men. On tbe roof of the tunnel
arch are cross pieces, and tbe men who do the
work of propulsion lie on their backs on tbe
coal and push with their feet against the cross
bars on the roof.
There are some queer instances of trans
literation of names In the Province of Quebec
A suburb of the old City of Qnebec was orig
inally named Sbepherdville, after an English
resident of tbe name of Shepherd. Tbe
French translated tbis into BersrervIIle. which
the English soon corrupted into Beggarnlle.
Hope Cape was turned bv the French Into
Cape d'Espoir. which the English then trans
lated Into Cane Despair. Point or Cliffs first
became Pointe des Monts, and was then Angli
cized, first into Demon's Point and then into
Devil's Point. Reindeer Lake became Lac a
la Renne, which was soon corrupted by the
English into Rainy Lake, and then, strange to
say. was corrupted by the French into Lac a la
The Shah of Persia has a museum in
his palace that Is described as a curious place.
"It contains jewelry and treasures of different
kinds worth a fabnlous amount. The so-called
Peacock Throne, carried off from Delhi 150
years ago. is alone valued at many millions. In
this museum you may aUo see vases of agato
in gold and lapis lazuli, said also to be worth
millions: and alongside of them empty perfume
bottles of European make with gandy labels,
tbat can be bad at 4 cents apiece. You will see
priceless mosaics and exquisitely painted cups
and cans and vases which were presented by
some European potentate;and side by side with
them yon will notice horrible daubs, veritable
10-cent chromos, picked np no one knows bow
or where. You will perceiro glass cases filled
with huge heaps of rubies, diamonds, emer
alds, sapphires, turquoises, garnets, topazes,
beryls of all sizes and kinds, cut and uncut; ,
and cheek by jowl with these your eves will see 1
cheap music boxes, jewsbarps.squeaky hand or
gans. The Sbab must also be In a condition to
"bull" the market on peatls, for here is. for in
stance, a big glass cae, 21 inches long by IS
inches wide and high, which is more than half
filled with pearls (mostly from the Persian
Gulf fisheries) of all sizes and degrees of loveli
ness." FUNNY MEN'S FANCIES.
He Had Made Sacrifices. Captain (sym
pathetically) You don't seem to lore tbe sea, Mr.
Seasick Passenger Well. I ought to; I've given
up almost everything for it. Team Siflingt.
Flies Are Absent. Miss Boston Chi
cago la growing in culture. I learn from the pub
lic prints. Miss Wabash.
, Miss Wabash-You're dead right. When It
comes to colt there's no files on us. Epoch.
The reaper now is reaping
From dswa till daylight fades.
And In huge sheaves Is heaping
The straws for lemonades.
Hot the Same Thing. C Did I Under
stand yoa to say that Kilraln was going .to Join
D. No, I-dldn't say that precisely. What I did
say was tbat from now on he would be regarded
as an ex-pounder. Ttxat klftingt,
A Thoughtful Girl. Husband Your sis
ter Jennie has run away and got married eloped.
TVlfe (ralntly) What was she married Inr
Wife (relieved) Then she didn't disgrace the
family after all. Whom did she marry? Harper' 1
"Going far, Snag?" asked Wag, as the
former shot by blm on Market street yesterday
morning, walking like a six-day pedestrian the
"Don't know, Wag." came the cheerful re
sponse; "depends on that fellow you see chasing
me one block back. He's my tailor." Philadel
In Strange Company. Blooms Did yon
notice bow embarrassed Fltzglbbons seemed at tha
party last night?
Crumley Tbat Is easily explainable; be was
111 at ease on account of the lady constantly by his
Blooms Who was she?
Crumley-Hiswlle. Chicago Globe.
Mrs. Fkunnyman (looking np from the
paper) A dog In Virginia with two tails: What a
chance for a museum!
M. Pbonayman Better chance for a humorous
Mrs. Phnnnyman How do yon make that out?
Mr. PhunnymanWhy, those two tails will
make such comical wags. Philadelphia Preit.
"Ma," said Young Hopeful, "I know
some tops tbat are Just like tho fillies of the
Why are they?" asked his mother.
"Became tbey don't spin."
"What kind of tops are they?" asked his
"Treetops." saidhe, ashe wheeled round on
bis heel. Vet nit Journal.
THE DECEPTIVE LAWN MOWER.
The lawn mower in the picture
Looks ethereal snd light, . , ,,V
And the fair youug lady pushing It, . J.
A phantom or delight. -yS
And vou buy It and you take It home, '- ,
But ere your work is done. tS
A vi ." ".. mM ujk M JIUU1 It, -JW
Ana you'll swear It weighs a ton.